YouTube to launch 'Remix' music streaming service in March

YouTube is allegedly planning to launch a new music subscription service in March, tentatively called ‘Remix’, according to a new report from Bloomberg. This will be yet another attempt, following Play Music and the troubled YouTube Music Key, to successfully challenge Spotify and Apple on the on-demand music streaming scene.
The new service, internally referred to as ‘Remix’, according to people familiar with the matter, would combine traditional on-demand streaming in the vein of Spotify and Apple Music music videos. According to the report, the service’s …


Galaxy S9 rumored to launch with refreshed DeX dock

When the Samsung Galaxy S8 launched in April 2017, Samsung also launched the first generation of Samsung DeX. With DeX, users are able to plug their compatible Galaxy smartphone (S8, S8+, or Note 8) into the dock, then connect a display, mouse, and keyboard to create a powerful workstation. As smartphones become more powerful, they will be able to take on heavier workloads, and as they are becoming more expensive, who is to say that they should not take a more prominent role in our day-to-day computing?

Alongside the expected launch of the Samsung Galaxy …

Samsung expected to launch its first foldable smartphone in 2018, the Galaxy X

Samsung Galaxy X is a real device, of that we’re pretty sure. The main question is when exactly the South Korean giant will bring its first foldable smartphone on the market. Samsung was one of the first companies to launch a smartphone with a curved display, along with LG, but the Galaxy Round was only available in select countries.

But Samsung will not the be the only company to launch a foldable smartphone, as many other brands are working on such devices, including Apple and LG. However, Samsung fans will probably be the first to get their hands on a foldable …

Chinese iOS developers have earned 25% of Apple's pay outs since the App Store launch


Apple CEO Tim Cook happens to be in China this weekend and on Sunday he gave a speech at an event held by the Cybersecurity Administration of China. The latter is a regulatory agency that handles internet regulation in the country. During his talk, Cook mentioned that 1.8 million developers in China are writing apps for iOS. Thus far, since the launch of the App Store, they have earned 112 billion yuan, which is the equivalent of $16.93 billion USD.

The executive stated earlier this year that Apple has paid developers $70 billion globally for their share of app sales since the App Store …

Brand new Asus ZenFone 4 is already slightly cheaper than at launch


Officially launched in the US at the end of October, the
Asus ZenFone 4 is a pretty nice mid-range smartphone that’s sold unlocked and
can be used on carriers like T-Mobile and AT&T (but not on Verizon and Sprint).

 

Initially sold for $399, the ZenFone 4 is already cheaper
than at launch, as retailers Amazon and B&H are currently offering it for $379.
B&H says this offer ends on December 2 at 11:59 pm ET, while Amazon doesn’t
say when (or if) its offer will end.

 

For $379, you’re getting a handset made out of aluminum and
glass, with an interesting “micro-etched, …

Premature launch: the Galaxy S9 and LG G7 might come out in January

LG and Samsung have been locked in battle for years now over every little piece of the smartphone market they have. Well, it’s generally been a one-sided fight for the last couple of years, as Samsung’s flagships have been blowing up… eh, we truly meant that one figuratively. LG has been stuck in an uphill struggle, trying to catch up to Sammy, while the latter has had its sights set on Apple and its iPhone bestsellers.

It seems that this odd love triangle might be the reason we see the Samsung Galaxy S9 and LG G7 make an early appearance in 2018. While the two …

One Plus 5T sets new company record for launch day sales in only six hours

The OnePlus 5T set a company sales record last Tuesday when the latest OnePlus model was launched. According to the manufacturer, it took only six hours for the old sales record to have been shattered. And that obviously made the OnePlus 5T the fastest selling handset in company history. The device features a Gorilla Glass 5 protected 6-inch AMOLED display with a 1080 x 2160 resolution, and an 18:9 aspect ratio. Powering the device is the Snapdragon 835 chipset with an octa-core 2.45GHz CPU, and the Adreno 540 GPU.

The two cameras on back weigh in at 16MP and 20MP, both with an aperture …

Google to launch Black Friday deals, discounts on Google Home, Chromecast, Google Wi-Fi, and more

Google has announced its first wave of deals for Black Friday. At this point, it looks like the tech giant won’t be discounting its Pixel phones, but those of you looking to buy a Google Home, Chromecast, or Google Wi-Fi are in luck.
Below, you can check out the list of items that will go on sale for Black Friday. At the time of writing (November 21), the store listings of the retailers don’t display the reduced prices. We’ll make sure to properly update this article once they go live. Also, keep in mind that additional promotions may …

Samsung might soon launch new Voice Note app to replace Sound Recorder

Samsung is in the process of renaming and/or replacing some of its apps that come pre-installed on most of the Galaxy smartphones. Recently, the South Korean company filed a trademark for something called “Samsung Voice Note.”

The description confirms that it’s a “computer software that enables users to record audio,” which is exactly what the Sound Recorder app does at the moment. Unfortunately, we can’t say for sure whether this is a brand new app that will be part of the Galaxy S9, or it’s meant to replace the current Sound Recorder app on many Galaxy smartphones.

Hopefully, …

Apple pushes back its HomePod launch until "early" 2018

If you were planning on purchasing the Apple HomePod next month, you are going to have to wait. In a statement released today, Apple says that while it can’t wait for people to use the smart speaker, “we need a little more time until its ready for customers.” The device was scheduled to launch sometime next month, priced at $349. Apple now says that the launch will take place early next year.

The Apple HomePod is designed to be a premium version of the smart speaker device first created by Amazon with the Amazon Echo. In its most basic form, the product couples a speaker with a virtual assistant. …