Android

Xbox Music app now known as ‘Microsoft Groove’

Microsoft's very own Xbox Music app for Android is getting a new name. Don't be surprised if you see 'Groove' everywhere because the software giant has made changes to some of its apps. Aside from the music app being rebranded, Xbox Video will now be known as 'Movies & TV'. The name 'Groove' may mean a lot of things but I'd like to think that it has something to do with establishing a habit or a routine. Music as a routine? Yep, Groove can help you with that.

Specs of Galaxy S6 edge+ camera leaked before August 13 launch

We’re just a few days away from August 13 which is the expected launch date of the phablet, Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ (together with the Galaxy Note 5). So many leaks and rumors have been making the rounds of tech and gadget websites the past few days, and now, India’s export tracker Zauba has reportedly gotten hold of the specs of the upcoming device, confirming that it is just a bigger version of the current Galaxy S6 edge.

Google brings Internet to Sri Lanka through balloons with Loon 

A lot of us constantly complain that their Internet service provider is too slow or that they’re not getting their money’s worth with their mobile dat plan. While we are not saying we can’t complain (and we should of course, if they’re not giving what they promised), but we should also remember that there are people or countries who do not have Internet, let alone decent Internet, at all. Google now has a new project called Loon, and the first country that they’re bringing these Internet-laden balloons is Sri Lanka.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 5, as clear as you can see it before launch

This is probably the ultimate device leak, when someone makes public your device image renders to be used for official marketing materials. Or at least makes a better job of doing high quality renders. This looks to be what happened here with the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 5. If you were disappointed at the quality of the leaked images that came before, well, this is your lucky day, it seems.

UK Amazon Prime users can now enjoy free music at no additional cost

While Amazon Prime users in the US have almost always enjoyed the perks that come with the membership at no additional cost, like one-day delivery, video streaming, access to Kindle’s Lending Library, etc, some have only been recently able to enjoy the other benefits. The Prime members in the UK are now in for a treat as for the first time, they will be able to experience access to Prime Music, where they will enjoy streaming music from Amazon’s library of over a million songs.

Samsung posts Q2 financial results, not as impressive but still higher

It’s that time of the year when companies are announcing their quarterly financial results left and right. We’re only interested in some of the top brands in the mobile industry today so after Google, we’re moving the spotlight on Samsung. The South Korean giant recently announced the second quarter financial results, showing us a three percent increase from the previous quarter. That may be a small percent but operating profit for Q2 was 6.9 Trillion KRW which is about $5.9 Billion. Total revenue reached 48 Trillion KRW ($41.28 Billion) from all of Samsung businesses.

Google Translate update brings 20 more languages to visual translator 

It’s not exactly a secret, but not a lot of people know the secret weapon of the Google Translate app. Most users just type in text in the app that they would like to be translated to another language or copy paste something from a website and translate it to their native language. But you can also use its visual translator for images in a language other than your own and it will translate it to your own. The latest update brings 20 more languages into the visual fold.