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It was reported last week that Huawei appeared to be on track to overtake Microsoft as the world’s third largest smartphone vendor and today there are concrete numbers to support its rise, Huawei has indeed taken this position from the Redmond-based company. The latest data from market research firm Strategy Analytics shows that Microsoft has lost considerable ground to Huawei over the second quarter of this year.

Read full post →Huawei Is Indeed World’s Third Largest Smartphone Vendor



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Gambia, West Africa-based The Wife Project has launched a new Kickstarter campaign today to create a mobile application and website which is going to help connect female farmers in Gambia connect and sell their produce directly to customers in urban markets. The Wife Project engages 300 rural women farmers in gardening, farming and entrepreneurship to reduce their poverty and helps them create a better life for themselves.

Read full post →Mobile App Helps Female Farmers In Gambia Connect With Urban Customers



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Shooting a video in low light can be very tricky and frustrating no matter how capable of a camera you’re using, you have to make adequate arrangements for lighting to ensure that the video comes out just the way you like it. Canon wants to rid you of those worries though, it has developed a new camera that sees much better in the dark than you do, it can shoot full HD color footage even if it’s almost completely dark.

Read full post →Canon Has A New Camera That Sees Better In The Dark Than You Do


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Android OEMs have a habit of preloading many applications on their devices which might appeal to some users but are just a source of nuisance for others because they end up taking valuable storage space, particularly on devices that don’t support external memory expansion. Samsung is quite famous for preloading multiple applications so much so that it was sued by a committee in China for this practice, the company has now said that it will allow users in China to remove these apps for good.

Read full post →Samsung Will Let Chinese Users Delete Preloaded Apps


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If you’ve been following the news this week then you might have heard about Stagefright, a flaw discovered in Android which can allow hackers to access a target’s device by simply sending a MMS message. It appears that this is not the only video-related vulnerability present in the leading mobile platform, there’s another which uses a malformed Matroska (MKV) video in websites or apps to basically put the Android device into a vegetative state.

Read full post →Another Android Security Flaw Discovered


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AT&T isn’t the quickest of carriers when it comes to releasing software updates for Android devices but this has turned out to be a good day for people who own the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.1 LTE on the country’s second largest mobile network. The carrier is rolling out the Android 5.1 Lollipop update for this tablet today and it brings all of the improvements and features that are part and parcel of Lollipop.

Read full post →Galaxy Tab 4 10.1 LTE Gets Lollipop On AT&T


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Pebble’s new smartwatch was launched a couple of months back following a rather successful Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign which showed that the company still has a fan following among people willing to strap a smartwatch to their wrist even when the likes of Apple and Samsung have jumped into the market. The metal version of this smartwatch, called Pebble Time Steel, is finally going to start shipping to customers from next week.

Read full post →Pebble Time Steel Shipments Start Next Week


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Blackphone is a privacy-focused smartphone developed by a company called Silent Circle, the company today announced that it has joined Google’s Android for Work program with a new handset called Blackphone 2. It’s Silent Circle’s first product for the Android for Work program that’s powered by a custom version of Android called Silent OS.

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Detouring a photo consists in removing the background behind a photo subject. This is very useful if you want to integrate the subject in a document for example. If you need to do that, we are going to show you how to.

The process to get rid of an image background is not that hard. With few clicks, anyone can easily remove the background of any image, and we are going to show you how you can do it, for free. Read full post →How To Remove Image Backgrounds


re2So it has been confirmed that Capcom is working on a Resident Evil Zero HD remake, and while that has yet to be released (it has been pegged for 2016), it seems that Capcom is looking to embark on their next Resident Evil project, which at the moment sounds like it could be a Resident Evil 2 remake.

This is according to a recent post on the official Resident Evil Facebook page in which Capcom wrote, “Enthusiasm for a Resident Evil 2 Remake is something we’ve been hearing from you over the years, and has drawn some recent attention in the media.” They then went on to ask gamers if a Resident Evil 2 remake is something they might be interested in. Read full post →Capcom Wants To Know If You Want A Resident Evil 2 Remake