Hiren M

94 Flips | 7 Magazines | @HirenM | Keep up with Hiren M on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Hiren M”

Microsoft: Windows 10 upgrades will cost $119 starting July 30th

Microsoft is reminding everyone today that the free promotion for Windows 10 upgrades is finishing soon. The software maker first released Windows 10 as a free upgrade for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 machines on July 29th last year, giving everyone a year to upgrade at no cost. Many had assumed …

22 Cool Things You Can Do With Google Drive

Google drive, launched on 24th April 2012, kickstarted a new era of synchronization and storage. By allowing users to store files in the cloud and share files and empowering users to collaboratively edit documents, spreadsheets, and presentations, the Google ecosystem has attracted more than a …

Facebook Messenger: New robot-based customer service tools to come to chat app at F8 conference

Facebook is going to add a whole host of robots to its Messenger app, in an attempt to change the way the internet works.<p>The company is widely …

Up to 40% Thinner Apple Watch 2 Predicted to Debut at WWDC in June

Apple analyst Brian White of Wall Street firm Drexel Hamilton, who is currently on a Chinese tech tour, today issued a pair of research notes highlighting his upcoming Apple Watch and iPhone expectations through the end of 2016.<p>Foremost, White cites a source who believes only the 5.5-inch iPhone 7 …

The 9.7-Inch iPad Pro Vs. iPad Air 2: What's The Difference?

Seeing double<p>The iPad Pro saw a new device added to it family today. During Apple's event over in California the company unveiled to the world a smaller iPad Pro. Sizing up at 9.7 inches compared to the original iPad Pro's 12.9-inch screen, the device offers up pro features to those who prefer a …

Evidence grows for a Samsung Galaxy S7 Active

For the past three years, Samsung has built an elements-resistant version of its annual Galaxy S flagship, and the first official evidence of a Galaxy S7 Active just appeared in a Google Play Store app listing. The purported handset is listed as a compatible device in the latest version of the …

Is Virtual Reality A Viable Investment?

Bill Gates once stated, “We always overestimate the change that will occur in the next two years and underestimate the change that will occur in the next ten.” To put things in perspective, the first iPhone was introduced less than 10 years ago, the first consumer available GPS less than 20 years …

3 new features in Google Maps 9.8 on Android

Version 9.8 of the Google Maps app for Android brings three changes that seek to enhance your user experience. You'll now be able to add multiple photos at a time, hide scheduled events on location cards, and you can pull up all scheduled events with new commands. Here's how to use each:<p>Batch …

Android News

Microsoft to stop producing Windows versions

<b>Windows 10 is going to be the last major revision of the operating system.</b><p>Jerry Nixon, a Microsoft development executive, said in a conference speech this week that Windows 10 would be the "last version" of the dominant desktop software.<p>His comments were echoed by Microsoft which said it would …

Windows 10

The No. 1 mistake hackers hope you make

A strong password is a pain to create, remember and type. That's why far too many people settle for passwords that are weaker and easier to remember than they should be. But strong passwords are essential for keeping hackers and snoopers out of your online accounts.<p>Fortunately, I know a few good …

Looking at the future of mobile gaming with Samsung's new Gear VR

If you just got yourself a Samsung Galaxy S6 (or its curvier sibling, the S6 Edge) and you happen to be a fan of VR, well good news: the latest Gear VR for the Galaxy S6 is now officially on sale. It's still in limited rollout but it should be in your local Best Buy starting today for around $199, …

Here’s another secret Google Maps trick you really have to check out

Google Maps is by far one of the most useful apps you can install on your mobile device or load on a computer, and it’s available across all …

Samsung explains what makes the S6 Edge's screen better than LCD

While opinions on the Galaxy S6 Edge’s design, battery life, or software features vary, almost everyone agrees that the S6 Edge and the regular S6 feature some of the best (if not <i>the</i> best) screens in the industry.<p>Now Samsung Display put out a press release that gives us a little peek at how the S6 …

Samsung 'investigating' claims of fingerprint hack on Galaxy S5

FireEye plans to demonstrate hack that intercepts biometric data before it hits devices’ secure zone at upcoming RSA security conference<p>Samsung is “investigating” claims from security researchers that hackers can steal copies of fingerprints from the company’s 2014 flagship Galaxy S5 smartphone, as …

iPhone

Apple rejects iOS apps that support the Pebble watch

Apple has begun rejecting iOS apps that support Pebble, the immensely popular and more affordable alternative to Apple Watch.<p>One developer received an email to say that their app, SeaNav US, was no longer welcome in the App Store because it mentions the Pebble — a third-party mobile platform — in …

Google's Project Fi is great, but the UK doesn't need it

For years, there have been rumblings that Google was looking to get into the carrier business, but it took until yesterday for the search giant to finally reveal what it's been working on. It's called Project Fi, and it's a unique new service that bears little resemblance to the traditional …

MacTrast Deals: ZeroLemon SolarJuice 10000mAh Battery

- Apr 4, 2015<p>If you’re like me, you can never have enough ways to recharge your mobile devices. Today’s MacTrast Deal, the ZeroLemon SolarJuice …

5 Things To Make Your Facebook Experience Great Again

Facebook is great for talking to old friends and being embarrassed by your family. But with all the bloat and growing friends list, it’s time to start pruning your feed.<p>There was a time, oh so long ago, when Facebook was awesome. You had less than a hundred friends, it wasn’t filled with sponsored …

Microsoft Launches Office 2016 for Mac Preview, Available for Free to Mac Users

Microsoft is today introducing a preview of the next iteration of its office software designed for Mac users, Office 2016. Office 2016 for Mac is the company's first major Mac release since Office 2011, and it brings new versions of <i>Word</i>, <i>Excel</i>, and <i>PowerPoint</i> with redesigned Retina-optimized …

Nasa finds evidence of a vast ancient ocean on Mars

A huge primitive ocean covered one-fifth of the red planet’s surface, making it warm, wet and ideal for alien life to gain a foothold, scientists say<p>A massive ancient ocean once covered nearly half of the northern hemisphere of Mars making the planet a more promising place for alien life to have …

Paranormal

Sorry Samsung, the Galaxy S6 may have a major hardware fault

The Samsung Galaxy S6 may borrow its physical form factor, software design, and, yes, even EarPods from the iPhone 6, but there’s one thing Samsung …

Coding is not the new literacy

Despite the good intentions behind the movement to get people to code, both the basic premise and approach are flawed. The movement sits on the idea …

Google+ Is Being Broken Into 'Photos' and 'Streams'

Google is splitting Google+ up. In a post on Google+ today, Bradley Horowitz, an existing Google VP of product, announced that he'd taken over …

Android News

This tiny card will give your smartphone 200 GB of storage

The days of deleting apps and photos from your phone to free up storage may soon be history.<p>SanDisk (SNDK) has unveiled the world's most spacious storage card for smartphones. The catchy-named "SanDisk Ultra microSDXC UHS-I card, Premium Edition," comes with 200 gigabytes of storage. That's 72 GB …

Google+ is being broken into services you might want to use

It's been the punchline to plenty of gags, and now it looks as if Google is finally ready to do something with its homegrown social network. The search engine has announced that the photography and social elements of Google+ are being broken into two separate products, one called Photos and the …

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Full Specifications

Samsung’s latest flagship smartphones are now official and we have all of the specifications on the new Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge.<p>The Samsung Galaxy S6 …

Samsung Galaxy

Microsoft exec: Android is vulnerable and Windows 10 will help us steal its users

BARCELONA, Spain — After two years of trying to reboot its mobile efforts, there’s no real way to spin Microsoft’s current position. The latest numbers show that Google’s Android and Apple’s iOS control 96.3 percent of the market.<p>Game over, right? Well, at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona …

Microsoft accidentally announces the Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL

Microsoft is holding a press event at Mobile World Congress tomorrow morning to announce new Lumia devices, but that’s not stopping the software maker from revealing things a little early. Microsoft’s news center accidentally published a blank article announcing the Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL, two …

Google confirms Android Pay: a mobile payments layer 'anybody can build on'

Google has announced that it's working on a new mobile payments framework named Android Pay. Speaking at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Google exec Sundar Pichai confirmed that this would not be a new product for users, but an "API layer" that allows other companies to support secure payments …

Google to launch own 'virtual' mobile phone network

Subscribers to Nova will be able to switch seamlessly between mobile phone and Wi-Fi signals, and between masts of competing networks<p>Google is planning to launch its own mobile phone network, the software and search firm has confirmed, as it plots a major business shift that will see the company …

Mobile