Tag Archive: Year

Score a year of Disney Plus in the UK for £50 ahead of its official launch

If you reside in the UK and have been waiting for Disney Plus to become officially available, the wait is nearly over. Starting March 24 customers across the UK, Italy, Spain, and more will have access to all the content, and signing up before then scores you a nice extra discount on the annual subscription. Normally, Disney would charge £59.99 for the yearly subscription, but right now you can save £10 on that price, making it just £49.99 for 12  [Read More…]

Huawei expects significant drop in smartphone sales this year

Annual sales could drop from 240 million in 2019 to about 190 million this year.

What you need to know The U.S. ban on the Chinese giant is finally starting to hurt Huawei. Despite stellar performance in 2019, the company expects a massive 20% drop in smartphone sales this year. The underlying cause? Lower demand in foreign markets due to the lack of Google services on its newest phones.

Despite holding strong for nearly a year since  [Read More…]

Google may finally add message reactions to its Messages app this year

The app may also let users doodle on images before sending them, similar to Google Duo.

What you need to know An APK teardown has revealed that Google is working on adding message reactions to its Messages app. Google Messages is likely to gain a new doodling feature as well. Both new features will likely be rolled out to users sometime later this year.

Google’s Messages app, with its easy-to-use interface and RCS support, is one of  [Read More…]

Instagram brought in $20 billion for Facebook last year

That’s more than a quarter of Facebook’s revenues as a whole.

What you need to know Instagram is a big business for Facebook. The photo-sharing app was responsible for more than 25% of its parent company’s sales. Facebook acquired the company for just $ 715 million.

Mo’ ads, mo’ money, as they say. It’s certainly the mantra Facebook-owned Instagram is living by, with the photo-sharing app reportedly netting revenues of around $ 20 billion in the last  [Read More…]

Samsung Galaxy S10+ review, a year later: Cheaper and better with One UI 2

Samsung’s hardware still shines, and One UI 2 keeps things fresh for 2020.

With the way Samsung’s phones continuously stay in the conversation of the high-end competition, it’s easy to forget just how long they’ve been on the market. It definitely snuck up on me that the Galaxy S10+ was several months old at the end of 2019, as it kind of gets combined with the Galaxy Note 10 in my mind and still feels “fresh.”

But  [Read More…]

These are all the Huawei phones getting EMUI 10 this year

The Mate 20 and P30 series will kick things off, with other phones to follow in “later months.”

What you need to know Huawei has confirmed the list of devices slated to receive the Android 10-powered EMUI update in global markets. The company’s flagship Mate 20 and P30 series will be the first to receive the new skin starting this month. The list also includes phones from the nova lineup and previous models of the Mate and  [Read More…]

Start the year off right with these incredible fitness trackers!

We highly recommend the Fitbit Versa 2 for a wide variety of styles and uses, including automatic activity tracking, on-screen workouts, Fitbit Pay, music storage, and so much more. It’s no wonder that Fitbit continues to be one of the many highly regarded names in the industry with all it has to offer. However, don’t worry if that’s not your cup of tea. There are quite a few other options to choose from. Whether you’re looking for specific  [Read More…]

New evidence suggests Xiaomi may finally launch the Pocophone F2 this year

The value flagship will likely be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 765G chipset.

What you need to know A leaked trademark application has revealed that Xiaomi is working on a new device called the POCO F2. The phone is expected to be a direct successor to the POCO F1 launched in 2018. In markets outside India, the phone could be called the Pocophone F2 instead.

Pocophone global head Alvin Tse had hinted in a tweet last month that  [Read More…]

$900 million in 2019 player spending marks Pokémon GO’s best ever year

That’s even better than PoGo’s launch year!

What you need to know Pokémon GO has its best-ever year in terms of user spending in 2019. Users spent nearly $ 900 million in 2019. That’s a 10% increase on 2018, and even better than its 2016 launch year.

Reports have revealed that Pokémon GO saw its best-ever year of user spending in 2019.

New Sensor Tower data suggests that user spending in Pokémon GO reached $ 894 million  [Read More…]

The NVIDIA Shield TV Pro (2019) is my favorite purchase of the year

There’s a reason the Shield TV is the best Android TV box.

There’s no shortage of smart TV platforms, but in our household, we went all-in on Android TV. It started with a Sony 950D back in 2015, and over the last four years, we amassed three additional TVs that ran Android TV out of the box.

The end result is that I didn’t need a standalone Android TV box. I bought a Mi Box S to  [Read More…]