siriWhen it comes to voice assistant features, Apple has Siri, and Google has Google Now. The latter is admittedly a more feature-rich tool as anyone who’s ever used an Android device can attest to, but apparently this is something that Apple will not take lying down. According to a report from 9to5Mac, things will be changing drastically with iOS 9.

According to them, Apple will be introducing a new feature called “Proactive”. This is a feature that has been in the works since 2013 ever since Apple acquired a personal assistant app called Cue. Basically what Proactive aims to do is become the Google Now for iOS by relevantly broadening Spotlight and Siri’s search results. Read full post →Apple’s “Proactive” Feature Will Take On Google Now

google logoA little over a week ago, a report from The Wall Street Journal revealed that Google was looking to introduce a Buy button to the search results of its website. At that time it was unconfirmed as the publication was basing it on reports from people familiar with the matter. Well for those of you guys who thought it was a good idea, you will be pleased to learn that it is indeed coming.

This is according to Google’s chief business officer Omid Kordestani who spoke at the Code Conference on Wednesday. According to Kordestani, he basically confirmed that the Buy button was for real and that it would be launched soon. “There’s going to be a buy button. It’s going to be imminent.” Read full post →Google Confirms “Buy” Button Coming To Search Results

facebook-messenger-payments-featureA couple of months ago, Facebook announced a new feature for its Messenger app that would allow users to send money to their friends directly through the app. It is a handy tool and a great way to pay friends back on the spot. The feature did not roll out en masse at that time and was meant to be rolled out in stages.

The good news is that if you’re living in New York City, you might be pleased to learn that Facebook has announced that the feature will soon be making its way to New York City. Along with enabling the feature, the social network will also be introducing additional functionality that helps make it easier to send and receive money. Read full post →Facebook Messenger Payments Roll Out To NYC

youmIt looks like Motorola has come under the limelight for quite some bit today, as we brought you word on how a couple of upcoming Motorola flagship smartphones are in the works along with some bits and pieces of the hardware specifications. Apparently, these new models will be part of the DROID range that will remain exclusive to Verizon over in the US, with one of them being known as “Clark”, while the other would be the “Kinzie”. As for the latter, it is said to sport a smaller 4.6” display as opposed to the “Clark”, but you get a 1440 x 2560 QHD resolution with it – translating to a 639ppi pixel density. However, things change all the time without an official announcement, and it seems that the Kinzie would be getting a new “unbreakable” display instead.

Read full post →New Motorola Model Could Sport “Unbreakable” Display

Verizon-LG-G-Pad-XIf you have been looking forward to picking up the octa-core LG G Pad X 8.3, then perhaps your long wait is finally over, thanks to the folks over at Verizon who will be making the tablet available from tomorrow onward. However, if you would like a smartphone to go along with that, you will have to choose something else other than the LG G4 since the flagship device is due to arrive only on June 4th.

Read full post →LG G Pad X 8.3 Launches On Verizon May 28th

gionee-m5It looks like the Gionee Elife E8 is not the only smartphone from the folks over at Gionee to have been spotted today, as there is yet another handset – the Gionee M5 that has made its way over to TENAA, China’s certification body that ensures all consumer electronics are deemed to be safe and within regulatory requirements before being released onto the mass market. As for the Gionee M5, what would be the outstanding point of this particular smartphone? For starters, it will arrive with a pair of batteries, now how about that for peace of mind?

Read full post →Gionee M5 Sport Two Batteries, Seen On TENAA

fb-stalkDespite the fact that Facebook’s mobile Messenger will inform you specifically that it will keep track of your location data right from the get go, as you install the app for the first time – all the way to every single moment you decide to kick off a new conversation, many people fail to let it sink in that this happens all too often – and accurately, too. In other words, the app will ping where you are at the moment each time a text is sent, and with a new Chrome extension, one will be able to check out just where one’s contacts have been messaging you from, and this is done without them knowing any better, or even giving the permission for it to happen.

Read full post →Chrome Extension Reveals Source Of FB Messages

motorola-new-flagshipIt does not come across as a surprise for us to hear that majority of the smartphone manufacturers out there have already introduced a flagship device that sports a QHD display, and Motorola has yet to jump aboard the QHD bandwagon as it dances along to the 1080p tune where its DROID Turbo/Moto Turbo flagship was concerned in the previous year. Well, the folks over at Motorola look set to have changed their stance with the most recent rumors pointing to next generation flagship smartphones that will come with Quad HD resolution in order to keep up with the rest of the pack.

Read full post →Pair Of Motorola Flagships Leaked

yusoldoutThe definition of success can be a pretty difficult one to pin down – there are many different kinds of criteria that one has to take into consideration. However, when it comes to the world of mobile devices, one very clear and strong indicator of success would be the sales figures – not just at launch, although many do ride such momentum forward, but also throughout the product’s lifetime, especially in the subsequent months after launch when new competitors hit the market. YU’s second handset, the Yuphoria, has flagged off well from the starting blocks, as YU claims that they managed to obtain more than 500,000 registrations for the upcoming flash sale of the Yuphoria.

Read full post →YU Obtains 500,000 Registrations In Yuphoria Flash Sale

zenfone3-leakIt does look as though the folks over at ASUS have been pretty busy, what with trying to make sure that the upcoming ZenSation event is going to run nice and smooth, as well as whispers of a ASUS ZenFone Selfie smartphone being worked on. Having said that, it looks as though there is yet another smartphone from ASUS that is in the pipeline, as it has been spotted on TENAA, China’s somewhat equivalent of the FCC. As for the identity of this mystery device, one can only make an educated guess that this is the ASUS ZenFone 3, although do take this guess with a pinch of salt.

Read full post →ASUS Zenfone 3 Seen On TENAA (Rumor)