Milk-Music-SamsungWith so many music streaming platforms available, some with bigger libraries and being more popular, we had to wonder how Samsung’s Milk Music would fare, especially when users probably think of platforms such as Spotify, Pandora, and Rdio when it comes to music streaming.

This is why it doesn’t come as a complete surprise to learn that Samsung’s Media Solutions Center America, the arm responsible for Milk Music and Milk Video, are laying off their employees. This is according to a report from Variety who claims that as many as 15% of the company’s employees being laid off. Read full post →Samsung’s Spotify Rival Reportedly Hit With Layoffs

tychus cigarFor those who are fans of Blizzard’s games, especially the StarCraft franchise, you might be familiar with Tychus who is a prominent StarCraft character. In the game’s artwork, the character can clearly be seen smoking a cigar. In fact the trailer for StarCraft 2 very prominently featured the cigar as well, but it seems that for Heroes of the Storm, Blizzard has decided to do away with that particular character trait.

Unsurprisingly many fans were upset at the removal, with a Reddit thread being started that reads, “YES. We know smoking is bad, everybody does. BUT! it’s not Blizzard’s job to make sure we don’t do it anyway. It’s an iconic part of the Tychus character. BRING BACK HIS CIGAR!” At the same time there were fans who were understanding of Blizzard’s choice as the inclusion of cigar could impact the game’s launch in certain markets. Read full post →Blizzard Removes Cigar From One Of Their Characters, Fans Not Pleased

galaxy-s6-edge-iron-man-editionLast Friday, Samsung teased the Iron Man Edition Samsung Galaxy S6/S6 Edge as “coming soon”, but the company did not provide any specific dates. Well the good news is that if you’re a fan of The Avengers, Iron Man, Marvel comics, or all of the above, you will be pleased to learn that the device will be launched next week.

This is according to a recent post by Samsung Mobile Korea on Facebook, although we have to wonder with the post being made by the Korean account, does this mean that the handset will launch in Korea first, or is this meant to be an announcement for everywhere around the world?  We suppose we’ll just have to wait and see. Read full post →Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Iron Man Edition Launches Next Week

apple store app securityWhile shopping apps like the Apple Store app makes shopping on our mobile devices easier, it can also be dangerous as someone could accidentally purchase an item using your account thus putting you out of hundreds, if not thousands of dollars in a single click. Thankfully things are about to get safer in the latest Apple Store app.

Apple has recently pushed out an update to the Apple Store app, bringing it up to version 3.3. With the latest version, the main changes that Apple has made is in its security. Basically now users have the option of enabling  two-step authentication which means that an extra code will have to be entered to verify your purchases. Read full post →Apple Store App Updated With Two-Step Authentication

BlackBerry-LogoThere have been plenty of rumors surrounding who may or may not acquire BlackBerry, although to date we have yet to see any of these rumors come to fruition. Well here to add to the list is a report from DigiTimes who claims to have heard from industry sources that companies such as Microsoft and Xiaomi could be interested in the Canadian handset maker.

Along with these two companies, their industry sources have also suggested that more than one Chinese OEM was interested as well and have also named the lines of Lenovo and Huawei, claiming that by acquiring BlackBerry it would give them a larger presence in the western market. Of course it should be noted that they are referred to as potential investors so it seems that maybe their interest could be in its initial stages versus being in talks with the company already. Read full post →BlackBerry Eyed By Microsoft & Xiaomi For Acquisition [Rumor]

pebble timeEarly this year Pebble Time, the color version of the Pebble smartwatch, launched on Kickstarter where it was successfully funded. An update earlier this month revealed that the device had entered into mass production and was ready to begin shipping this month, although no specific dates were mentioned.

The good news is that if you were one of the Pebble Time’s backers and are looking forward to receiving your device, you should be able to expect it next week. This is according to a recent update on the Pebble Time’s Kickstarter page where the team behind the watch revealed that shipments of the device would begin on the 27th of May. Read full post →Pebble Time To Begin Shipping 27th May

weworewhatInstagram is more than just a platform where one can share photos of what they’ve eaten or where they’ve been. It can also be used as a platform to advertise to customers, kind of like how there are many bloggers out there who accept advertorials and do paid reviews for products related to their blog’s content.

However have you ever wondered how much these people potentially make? Well in the case of 22-year old Danielle Bernstein (@weworewhat), this personal style blogger reportedly can command as much as $15,000 per post on Instagram. How is this, you ask? The simple answer is exclusivity in which the clothes Bernstein wears in her posts do not contain products belonging to that of a rival company. Read full post →22-year Old Instagrammer Commands Up To $15,000 For A Single Post

klm planeCreating a social media presence for your company is more than just setting up a Twitter and Facebook account. There’s also more to it than just posting updates and announcements and a very good example of this is airline company KLM’s social media managers. Speaking to John Koetsier at VentureBeat, the company revealed that their social media managers have managed to nab the company about $25 million in annual revenue.

According to the company’s social media manager Gert-Wim ter Haar, “Social is more and more becoming a profit center. It’s first about service, then brand and reputation, but also about commerce … we have to make money.” For example social media can be where customers turn to when they are faced with problems. Read full post →KLM’s Social Media Managers Generate $25m In Annual Revenue

apple_watch_heart_rateA few days ago, Apple released the first ever update for the Apple Watch. This is something that should have been a good thing as updates usually mean bug fixes and various improvements. Unfortunately in this case, it seems that the update has messed up the heart rate monitor on the Apple Watch, making it less reliable than before.

According to various reports on online forums and Apple’s own support forums (via The Verge), users are complaining that the device basically stops measuring the wearer’s heart rate for long periods of time. Usually when one is in a more idle state, the Apple Watch will take the wearer’s heart rate every 10 minutes, but ever since the update, the timing is all over the place. Read full post →Apple Watch Heart Rate Monitor Becomes Less Reliable Post-Update

diyzerThere are plenty of websites out there that users can visit if they want to learn how to make a piece of hardware using available technology such as Arduino. How these websites work is that one person (or a team) creates a project and uploads the instructions and guides online where other people can then view it and follow it for themselves.

However a new platform has launched under the name of DIYZER and unlike similar websites, DIYZER hopes to differentiate itself by being collaborative. What this means is that instead of one person or a team working on something and then submitting it for others to follow, DIYZER will allow users to come together online and collaborate together towards creating the final product. Read full post →DIYZER Wants To Be The Stack Overflow For Hardware Devs