Marco Freitas

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Google wants your suggestions for new illustrations in its Calendar

As a part of an overall Material Design facelift, last year Google added helpful illustrations to its Calendar app that automatically highlight what you'll be doing, and now it's expanding the feature. According to a post on the Gmail blog, there's now a dozen more illustrations for common events …

This Simple Packing Trick Will Change the Way You Travel

Rolling skills come in handy for more than just sushi and burritos.<p>Nothing's worse than a stressful day of travel. By definition, your vacation should be as chill as possible. The last thing you want to do is overpack. After all, a giant bag will put a wrench in the whole …

Rio Ferdinand Criticises Sir Alex Ferguson over Manchester United Treatment

Former England skipper Rio Ferdinand has spoken out about his relationship with former Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson, saying it "upset him" when the coach didn't appoint him as club captain, making him wonder if he was appreciated by the legendary figure.<p>The decorated former Red Devils …

Dell Buys EMC For $67B In Largest Deal In Tech History

In the largest tech deal in history by far*, Dell and partners MSD Partners and Silver Lake agreed to buy EMC today for $67 billion or $33.15 a share.<p>This is way over the $27 price being rumored last week, and makes the deal far larger than the $37 billion that Avago paid for Broadcom just last May.<p>…

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The worst thing about the iPhone 6s

After a week with the new iPhone 6s, it has become beyond clear that Apple did a fantastic job on this year’s iPhone. The speed increase is just …

ZTE accuses Huawei’s Nexus 6P of ripping off its Athena phone

The latest batch of Nexus smartphones are certainly look quite a bit different to last year’s model. But they’re apparently not unique enough for ZTE, which has accused Huawei of copying the design of its Athena handset when it came up with the Nexus 6P.<p>Taking to the Chinese social network Weibo, …

Mobile Technology

Amazon cloud snafu impacts Netflix, other sites on Sunday

Amazon Web Services and some of the big companies relying on its public cloud infrastructure had a rough morning Sunday with Netflix and other sites …

UK Apple Pay now available for Halifax and Lloyds bank customers

Apple Pay in the UK is slowly rounding up all the major banks and getting them onboard. Following the addition of HSBC and First Direct last month, Halifax and Lloyds customers can now use Apple Pay from today. The service is still rolling out so if your cards don’t activate immediately don’t fret. …

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Oil, watercolor, or pixels? Why artists will flock to Apple’s Pencil

The iPad Pro is huge. No one will argue you on that point. It may only weigh 1.6 lbs and be as thin as other iPads, but this is a massive tablet that …

Smaller iPhone 6S is Missing One Camera Feature

Apple's newly revealed iPhone 6s won't have image stabilization, despite the feature being included on its bigger sibling.<p>In Apple's press release announcing the two new phones, it specifically mentions "the expansion of optical image stabilization to video," on iPhone 6s Plus when referencing the …

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ISIS says Norwegian and Chinese hostages are 'for sale'

<b>(CNN) —</b> Two men stand in yellow jumpsuits, staring toward the camera with a chilling message posted below their portraits: "FOR SALE."<p>The images, tucked away in the final pages of the latest edition of the ISIS online magazine Dabiq, are part of a troubling new claim: The terrorist group says it's …

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iOS 9 Enhances Apps For Apple Devices

Apple plan to unveil iOS 9 soon, expect updates to several apps making it easier, and better in performance. If your vehicle supports wireless …

Google Play ready to accept apps using Android 6.0 Marshmallow’s API 23

It has been a great day for Android enthusiasts, as Google revealed the new name for their new mobile OS software – Android 6.0 Marshmallow. The Search Giant also had good news for developers! The company released the new Android 6.0 SDK, so app makers can get working on polishing those …

Android News

Black Panther on the Set of Captain America: Civil War

Captain<p>America: Civil War is currently shooting in Berlin, Germany, and some set photos have surfaced today which give us a first look at Black …

Samsung Needs More Than The Galaxy Note 5 To Beat Apple

<i>Samsung’s staring down the barrel of oblivion as it searches for answers to its ever-slipping grip on the mobile market. There’s one week to go before Samsung pins its hopes on the Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+: but will it be enough?</i><p>The smartphone market has changed dramatically since 2011, …

Samsung's Galaxy Note 5 should be an evolutionary upgrade

Still wondering what Samsung is going to unveil at its August 13th event? Well-known tipster Evan Blass (aka @evleaks) might have just removed what few doubts are left. He not only posted official-looking snapshots of both the Galaxy Note 5 and its curvier S6 Edge+ sibling, but revealed purported …

Manchester United Transfer News: Fresh Pedro Twist, Latest on Cristiano Ronaldo

Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu has told ESPN Deportes (via Adriana Garcia of ESPN.co.uk) that Manchester United are yet to launch an official approach for Pedro Rodriguez.<p>The recently re-elected chief doesn't expect any further summer business to take place and believes Luis Enrique's …

Google will now let you send third-party instant messages through Google voice commands

One of the most convenient ways to send a quick text or Hangouts message with your Android device is by using Google voice commands. By simply saying the phrase “Okay Google, send a text to…”, you can send messages through SMS, Hangouts and even email without even picking up your device.<p>Even though …

Apps

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Release Date: 10 Things We Know So Far about Galaxy Note 4 Successor - IBTimes India

Here are 10 things we know so far about Galaxy Note 5:<p>Samsung has finally shed some light on its upcoming device amid speculations on the release …

(Update: it’s real, coming soon for $149) This phone is called Homtom and it has a 6,250 mAh battery

<b>Update, October 8:</b> More than a few people suggested that the 6,250 mAh Homtom HT6 is nothing more than vaporware. Well, it isn’t. The device is currently available for pre-order on Chinese websites including TinyDeal.com, with a $149 price tag and an expected shipping date of November 15. Tempting …

'She should focus on his weight' - Mourinho launches stinging attack on Benitez

The Chelsea boss has hit back at comments made by the Real Madrid coach's wife, who claimed her husband is always "tidying up" after the Portuguese, in extraordinary fashion<p>Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has unleashed a stunning attack on Real Madrid counterpart Rafael Benitez, claiming he …

Apple iPad Air 3 vs Samsung Tab S2 specs: What to expect from the two upcoming tablets?

After the release of Apple's iPad Air 2 tablet last year, the tech giant is now reportedly planning to release the new successor sometime by the end …

Samsung forecasts profit fall as S6 sales disappoint

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung Electronics Co. forecast a fall in second quarter profit in a sign that sales of its much anticipated Galaxy S6 …

South Korea

True Detective, Maybe Tomorrow, season 2, episode 3, review: 'improvement is needed'

The acting is top-notch but the drama veers into inadvertent parody, says Patrick Smith<p>To dispense with the entire cast of your first season is an audacious move. To bump off the star of your new series after only two episodes, well, now, that's just foolhardy. And yet, as Colin Farrell's …

Radio reverend hoping for divine Saints success

He is the fishing-enthusiast club chaplain who last week made his UEFA Champions League debut as a commentator on The New Saints FC's radio …

Faroe Islands

Samsung Has Sold 1 Million Tizen Smartphones

Samsung launched their first Tizen smartphones, the Samsung Z1 last year and now it would appear that Samsung has managed to sell 1 million of their …

Jose Aldo will not miss title defense at UFC 189 versus Conor McGregor

UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo intends to defend his title against Conor McGregor on July 11 despite suffering a bone bruise to his rib cage …

Aldi and Lidl to consume 4% more of Tesco, Morrison, Asda and Sainsbury's marketshare by 2020

Cut-throat retail discounters Aldi and Lidl are expected to eat into more of the big four supermarket's share – some 4% by 2020, according to Moody's.<p>…