rumor

Snapchat tipped in live sports broadcasting effort

Snapchat tipped in live sports broadcasting effort

Snapchat has been rolling out different features over the months, and though it can't seen to do so without some sort of issue cropping up, that hasn't stopped it yet. According to new sources that have cropped up, the disappearing-selfie service is looking to bring live sports broadcasting to its sharing platform, and it will be kicking it off (assuming that all goes as planned) with the NCAA Final Four. Neither Snapchat nor others have confirmed the rumor at this time.

Continue Reading

Force Touch, Pink color rumored for the next iPhones

Force Touch, Pink color rumored for the next iPhones

Even though Apple's new pressure-sensitive technology has yet to be verified in real-world massive usage, sources familiar with the matter are claiming that Cupertino is so confident in Force Touch that it will actually be putting it inside the next iPhones to be announced later this year. This will bring a more subtle form of functionality that is already well known on smartphones and tablets, adding an element of pressure sensitivity to mobile screens that have previously been available only with active digitizer pens or Bluetooth styluses.

Continue Reading

Twitter tipped in Periscope acquisition

Twitter tipped in Periscope acquisition

Twitter has acquired the startup Periscope, according to sources close to the matter. Periscope is behind an app that allows mobile users to stream video from their handset, and it points toward a push on Twitter's part to enable a live-streaming function on its service. Twitter has not yet confirmed the deal, and there's no word on how much, exactly, it paid for the startup, though leaks have it that the deal was finalized weeks ago and is, as of now, completely closed.

Continue Reading

Google tipped in Android for virtual reality project

Google tipped in Android for virtual reality project

Google is working on Android for virtual reality, according to sources that have surfaced. The work is being done by a small team presently, they say; the Android version being worked on is destined to power VR applications. The team has been described as "tens of engineers", meaning that while small it is not only a handful of people -- this new platform, whenever it should arise, will be made freely available. Google has declined commenting on the rumor, which follows Facebook's own heavy investment in VR.

Continue Reading

Facebook and others tweak Apple Watch apps ahead of device launch

Facebook and others tweak Apple Watch apps ahead of device launch

Everyone knows how secretive Apple is. They usually do a very good job of keeping new products under wraps until launch, this side of drunken employees leaving prototype products in a bar. Apple is gearing up for the launch of its smartwatch (we will be bringing all the details of the watch when it launches) and ahead of that launch word is that Apple is letting some major companies tweak their apps before the watch launches.

Continue Reading

Apple Watch has hidden diagnostics port (for now)

Apple Watch has hidden diagnostics port (for now)

Some interesting news about the Apple Watch has surfaced today, all of it revolving around a hidden diagnostic port available on the Apple smartwatch. This diagnostic port is said to contain a 6-dot brass contact array, which is inside of the bottom strap's connector slot groove. Sources have confirmed this port exists, but that's where the agreement among sources seems to end: one source has said that the port is used for diagnostic tasks (as you'd expect), but that it could theoretically be used for accessories after the watch launches. This has spurred speculation about so-called smart watch straps, but a different source has surfaced saying not to get your hopes up.

Continue Reading

iPad Pro rumored to enter mass production later this year

iPad Pro rumored to enter mass production later this year

Long rumored to be ‘in progress’, the iPad Pro (or iPad Air Pro, or whatever else it’s been called) is once again rumored for production. According to a new report, Apple has primed their supply chain for manufacturing starting in the second half of this year. Unfortunately, we still don’t know when the tablet might actually come to stores. Strangely, though Apple may be telling their supply chain to get ready to produce, the report also says the company is mulling hardware decisions, and may even add a USB port.

Continue Reading

12-inch MacBook Air Retina now tipped for Q2

12-inch MacBook Air Retina now tipped for Q2

The well-whispered 12-inch MacBook Air, thinner and Retina resolution in comparison to the existing ultraportable, will begin shipping in Q2 2015 a new report suggests. Rumors of the new notebook have circulated for some time, the 12-inch form-factor a compromise in size between the current 11- and 13-inch MacBook Air. Several release dates have been attached to the project by earlier tipsters, but it's possible that the new Air could be announced at Apple's event next Monday, alongside the Apple Watch.

Continue Reading

Large iPad Pro delay foreseen due to display supply issues

Large iPad Pro delay foreseen due to display supply issues

If you're one of those eagerly waiting to get your hands on the rumored big size iPad Pro, sorry to douse cold water on your excitement, but that might not happen until later this year. Sources are saying that, instead of a Q1 or Q2 announcement of this strange tablet, Apple is forced to push it to its usual September fare. This is mostly due to the fact that its display panel suppliers, some of the top in the industry, are hitting a market slump.

Continue Reading

NBCU tipped in standalone comedy subscription service effort

NBCU tipped in standalone comedy subscription service effort

For the longest time, cord-cutting (getting rid of cable) meant jumping through a lot of hoops and possibly resorting to less than kosher methods for getting one's entertainment fix. Networks have been slow to embrace technological changes, but now that consumers have moved in such a great mass toward the technology most convenient to them (mobile devices, primarily), some daring companies have decided to cater to them, and now the ball has begun rolling. Latest to contemplate launching a standalone subscription video service is NBCUniversal.

Continue Reading