apple-store-chinaChinese company Xiaomi has big dreams. Last we heard, they were aiming to overtake both Apple and Samsung to be the world’s biggest smartphone manufacturer, and while the company has seen a fair bit of success, it looks like their dreams could be put on hold for now as Apple has actually managed to overtake Xiaomi in their home country of China.

According to research firm Canalys, they have released a report which has suggested that Apple has actually overtaken Xiaomi in China as a smartphone manufacturer. Previously Xiaomi had been leading the way in their own country, but the latest report puts Apple in first place, followed by Xiaomi, Samsung, and Huawei. Read full post →Apple Overtakes Xiaomi As Leading Smartphone Manufacturer In China

The iPhone’s default camera is pretty good and with every new iPhone released by Apple, the cameras are improved upon as well. However if you’d like a bit more flexibility or advanced features, then perhaps the Moment Case might be something you could be interested in. Moment is company that has designed camera lenses for the iPhone in the past, but they’re back with a new Moment Case that will help mount their brand of lenses and give you a more comfortable grip at the same time.

The case, like we said, will help iPhone users mount Moment’s lenses. However it also comes with its own shutter button and before you think that it’s just a button that depresses the volume rocker, think again. The shutter works like a regular camera shutter release and even comes with full and half-press features, where a half-press would allow you to lock the focus and exposure, and a full press to actually snap the photo. Read full post →Moment Case For The iPhone 6 Takes Mobile Photography To The Next Level

Unless you are sporting a pair of headphones, it’s hard to look stylish with a pair of earphones. Beats has tried that with their earphones by giving it a distinctive flat and red cable, but many other manufacturers have since copied that style, making it less unique in the process. That being said this doesn’t mean that manufacturers can’t stop trying.

For those in the market for a new pair of stylish/funky earphones, you might be interested in the Glow earphones. As the name suggests, these are earphones where the cable will actually glow/light up and pulse to the rhythm of the music you are listening to. It probably won’t be as obvious in the daytime, but if you’re out at night for a run or maybe a party, then these earphones could come in handy. Read full post →Glow Earphones Will Light Up And Pulsate According To Your Music

no video game dayWe all play video games and if a recent survey by the NPD group is anything go by, we have actually increased the amount of time we spend playing video games. Is this a bad thing? We suppose not if you’re a casual gamer who just wants to relax an hour or two everyday, but for the hardcore gamer who spends most of their day gaming, this could be a problem.

So much so that over in Japan, they are starting what they are calling “No Video Game Day”. This isn’t a nationwide initiative but rather an initiative rolled out by the Hokkaido Prefecture. The idea is that every month, two days will be spent not playing video games in a bid to help improve the test scores of their students, which apparently is down in the Hokkaido Prefecture. Read full post →No Video Game Day Initiative To Kick Off In Northern Japan Next Month

ac_japanThe latest Assassin’s Creed game, Unity, is based in Paris, France and come later this year, the game is expected to be set in London with a Victorian theme, so what about 2016? Well some have speculated that 2016’s Assassin’s Creed could finally be headed to Japan. Given the synergy between ninjas and assassins, this seemed like a natural choice.

The speculation that 2016’s Assassin’s Creed could be taking place in Japan is thanks to Ubisoft forum member Cornik22, who was browsing through Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag’s official art book when he noticed an image of the Abstergo building which had some images belonging to past and present Assassin’s Creed games. Read full post →2016’s Assassin’s Creed Speculated To Take Place In Japan

mobile gamingMost of us have games installed on our mobile phones. Some of us might play games to help pass the time on the subway or bus to work or school, while others might be a bit more hardcore and actually turn to their mobile device as one of their primary means of playing video games on. That being said, it hardly comes as a surprise to see that there has been a rise in popularity in mobile gaming.

This is according to the NPD who recently revealed that the amount of time spent playing games on mobile devices has seen an increase to an average of 2 hours. This is versus 2012 where the average amount of time spent on mobile games was around 1 hour and 23 minutes, thus representing a 57% increase. Read full post →NPD: Mobile Gaming Popularity On The Rise

lumia-435Earlier this month, Microsoft announced the entry-level Lumia 435. The handset came with very basic features and based on that, we can only assume that it will come with a very affordable price tag to match, making it the perfect handset for those who want a smartphone but don’t want to spend hundreds of dollars on a high-end one.

Indeed it does have a very affordable price tag as it was announced that it would be priced at €69, but unfortunately during the announcement, Microsoft did not mention if it would arrive stateside. However according to the folks at NPU, they have spotted the handset being listed on Microsoft’s US website and that it has been listed as “coming soon”. Read full post →Microsoft Lumia 435 Could Be Seeing A Release Stateside

microsoft__logoDuring Microsoft’s Windows 10 announcement last week, the Redmond company also took the wraps off Project Spartan which would be the new and official browser that will come preloaded on Windows 10 devices. Now there have been some rumors regarding the browser and that it might even come with support for Chrome extensions.

The good news is that if you were hoping for this to be true, you’re in luck as it seems that Microsoft has confirmed that extensions will be supported by Project Spartan. This is according to a statement Neowin received from the IE Dev Chat Twitter account which reads, “Yes. We’re working on a plan for extensions for a future update to Project Spartan.” Read full post →Microsoft Confirms Project Spartan Will Support Extensions

microsoft-surface-2-hands-on-1Microsoft’s Surface 2 tablet has been out for a couple of years now and has since been succeeded by the Microsoft Surface Pro 3, which is why we guess it doesn’t come as a complete shock to find out that Microsoft will no longer be manufacturing the tablet, so if you are still looking for the Surface 2, you will need to try your luck at retailers who might still have some stock left.

In a statement released to The Verge, “We are no longer manufacturing Surface 2; however, those still eager to buy Surface should visit Microsoft Retail Stores,, third-party retailers and resellers for the latest availability.” Unsurprisingly Microsoft’s decision to discontinue the Surface 2 was so that they could focus on the Surface Pro 3. Read full post →Microsoft Surface 2 Manufacturing Has Ceased

One of the great things about digital cameras is that we get to snap as many photos as we want, and get to keep them in our computer, phone, hard drives, and so on without it taking up much physical space. This is unlike back in the day where photos had to be printed and stored in photo albums.

However there is a certain nostalgic feel when it comes to printed photos, not to mention they make great gifts, and if you’re looking to start printing photos again, the Prynt smartphone case could be worth checking out. As the name implies, Prynt is basically a smartphone case that has the ability for the user to print photos from it. Read full post →Prynt Smartphone Case Comes With A Printer Built Into It