Author Archives: Nate Swanner


Microsoft may be trolling Google again with cardboard tablet

Microsoft may be trolling Google again with cardboard tablet

Microsoft has a well-documented history of trolling Google. Prior attempts at throwing shade on the search giant have revolved around things like privacy in Gmail, and Google’s scanning of your communiqué for their own good (sarcasm on my part, of course). A new promotional Surface tablet, meant as an announcement of the PC-killer launching in several new countries, might just be another round of trolling from Microsoft.

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Are there two Nexus devices coming this Fall from Google?

Are there two Nexus devices coming this Fall from Google?

There is a lot of discussion about Apple’s two new iPhones, where we are almost certainly getting a 4.7-inch screen, then a 5.5-inch model later on. There is another hotly anticipated product lineup coming out this Fall, though, in Google’s Nexus. We’ve heard a bit about the Motorola Shamu being the new Nexus, but could you handle two Nexus smartphones?

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Snapchat valued at $10 billion, has 100 million monthly users

Snapchat valued at $10 billion, has 100 million monthly users

Snapchat is becoming ubiquitous with messaging, and that’s never been more evident than with today’s news of their valuation and user-base. A fresh funding round tells us that those backing Snapchat are doing so at a $10 billion valuation. That’s not just rare air for a messaging app — it’s an exclusive club not many startups can claim to be in.

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Report: iPad Pro coming in 2015 (don’t hold your breath)

Report: iPad Pro coming in 2015 (don’t hold your breath)

If you’re reading this on a laptop, specifically a MacBook, think about whether that screen would make for a good tablet. If the answer is yes, the iPad Pro may have had your attention before. The 12.9-inch tablet Apple is believed to be working on has been discussed for some time, but a new report suggests we’ll see it early next year.

 

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Square Cash now lets you text payments and requests

Square Cash now lets you text payments and requests

Being owed money is annoying, especially when it’s a friend. You may have to hassle them to pay you back, and then everyone is annoyed — it’s just terrible. Square has updated their Cash app today, bringing in a very gentle way to ask for cash. Now all you have to do is send a text, and you can be paid immediately.

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