iMessage has always been exclusive to Apple devices and is one of the most widely used messaging platforms due to its prominence on iOS. An expansion to Android has at times been rumored, though there's been little evidence of plans along those lines.
Microsoft's upcoming Slack-like service has gone through a name change. While it was previously referred to as "Skype Teams," it'll launch under the name "Microsoft Teams." Reports claim it will be unveiled during the company's Office-related event in NYC on November 2.
Netflix intends to grow its original programming so that it accounts for half of the service's library, but doing so is expensive. To fund some of its content investments, Netflix says it'll raise $1 billion through a debt offering. The money is largely for content expenses.
A product reminiscent of Microsoft's Surface Hub has been introduced by Google. Known as the Jamboard, the system is a digital whiteboard that's intended for conference rooms. It aids in collaboration by allowing people to easily contribute content to Jamboard projects.
Google has recently announced two flagship smartphones, which are now available for purchase. If you have been wondering how much the phone really costs, you can finally find that out thanks to research firm IHS Markit. According to them, the 32 GB Pixel XL costs $285 to make.
Apple is no longer working on a complete autonomous vehicle, but it is developing software that can be sold to other car manufacturers. The company's rumored car OS is under development in Canada, with dozens of employees working on the project, reports Bloomberg.
Motorola has two new smartphones in the pipeline that are supposed to go live by the end of the year and both are part of the new Moto M series. Today, one of the two phones with model number XT1662 has appeared in live images, which has confirmed the phone's design and specs.
The power of IBM's Watson supercomputer is expanding to iOS with a series of mobile apps. Watson technology will be available in the company's MobileFirst apps, which should help people boost their productivity and decision-making. Watson can help in an endless set of situations.
Owners of Sony's latest flagship smartphone have been reporting issues with accelerometer and Sony has finally decided to investigate those allegations. The result of the investigation is that the issue is confirmed and the company is now working on a software fix.
Latest TENAA listing has confirmed the rumoured Meizu M5 smartphone. The device is scheduled to be announced on October 31, and the listing has now confirmed its design and most of the specifications. As it was rumorued, the phone is aimed at the entry-level segment.
Pandora will introduce its Spotify competitor on December 6 and the service is set to launch in 2017 for $10 per month. The on-demand streaming option will function differently from the usual Pandora service, allowing you to browse and stream millions of tracks.
We know that BlackBerry will quit making its own smartphones and today, the company has once again confirmed it has no plans to completely exit the smartphone market. Following the announcement of DTEK60, the company said that the DTEK60 "is absolutely not" their last smartphone.
With the ongoing legal issues with Qualcomm, and already axed Exynos 8890-powered handset, Meizu has now confirmed that the upcoming Pro 6s will use MediaTek's chipset. Some rumours were suggesting Helio P20 SoC, but it looks like Meizu has different plans.
Apple's full-year revenue is expected to be lower than it was in 2015, marking the first time since 2001 that the company has experienced a total year revenue decline. Internal and external analysts have projected a revenue drop ahead of the company's Q4 earnings report.
A modified Volvo big rig using technology from Otto (owned by Uber) completed a delivery on October 20, marking the first time an autonomous truck has helped deliver items. This trip involved transporting 2,000 cases (51,744 cans) of Budweiser through Colorado.
Microsoft didn't tune into the importance of mobile phones early enough, contributing to Windows Phone's tiny market share, which sits under 1%. CEO Satya Nadella spoke with the Wall Street Journal and admitted there's "no question" Microsoft missed the rise of smartphones.
Recent filings with the Eurasian Economic Commission support reports claiming Apple will introduce three MacBooks later this week. The filings cover trademark applications for three laptop models: A1706, A1707, and A1708. Those models cover MacBook Pro and Air units.
WhatsApp now supports video calling in the latest version of its Android beta, adding a new contact option to its existing voice and text messages. The feature hasn't been promoted by WhatsApp yet, but it does exist as long as you and your contact have the beta.
BlackBerry's third Android handset, the DTEK60, has launched and is already available for purchase. Like the preceding DTEK50, this phone is manufactured by a third-party, TCL. It is targeted at enterprise customers and comes with a fingerprint sensor.
Microsoft's Project Scorpio game console is still on track for a holiday 2017 release, says Xbox boss Phil Spencer, and "amazing progress" is being made on the system. Spencer says he recently attended a meeting about the console and he is feeling good about where it's at.