Facebook has recently announced a new way for users to enjoy articles. It’s called Instant Articles.
LG has announced their newest flagship the G4. It has a 5.5-inch Quad HD screen. That means it has a resolution of 2560 by 1440 and 538 PPI. LG says that the colour reproduction has been improved by 20 per cent, its 25 per cent easier to view outdoors, the contrast has improved by 50 per cent to 1500:1 and it is now 11 per cent more efficient which will help with battery life.
After countless rumors, Google has announced Project Fi, which is a new program that is aimed to help keep you connected, no matter what network you are on.
On March 28th 2015, it was announced that all 131 Future Shop stores were closed and was effective immediately. This means at least 1,500 jobs have been lost.
At least 66 of the 131 stores will be closed for good while the other 65 will be closed for one week to be converted into a Best Buy. This will bring the total number of Best Buy locations in Canada to 192, which is made up of 136 regular stores and 56 Best Buy Mobile stores.
On March 15th 1985, the very first .com domain was registered. The company with first domain, was a company called Symbolics, (which has since defunct). This was about a year after the World Wide Web was first invented by Sir Tim Berners-Lee.
Symbolics was a computer company that started in Massachusetts. If it Symbolics hadn’t registered the first .com domain. Then we wouldn’t sites like Google.com, YouTube.com or even TheCanadian Techie.com.
Apple made a few announcements at their ‘Spring Forward’ event. Including more details about the Apple Watch, a refresh on the MacBook Pro and Air and also a new MacBook.
Apple has confirmed that the Apple Watch will be coming on April 24th 2015. It will be coming to nine countries including Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, the UK and the US.
The battery life of the Apple Watch will be about 18 hours. It’s better than people expected but it’s not at the same level as some of the competition from Android Wear or Pebble.
Pre-orders for the Apple Watch will start on April 10th. Also on that day, Apple will be offering an in-store preview of the Apple Watch to see how it fits.
On February 24th, Pebble announced their newest smartwatch, the Pebble Time. They also announced a new hardware platform for the Pebble Time.
Now a week later, Pebble has announced the Pebble Time Steel. Before this announcement, Pebble’s latest KickStarter campaign was over $12 million.
Samsung made a few announcements at MWC 2015. The biggest begin the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge.
Samsung Galaxy S6 & S6 Edge
Both the Galaxy S6 and the S6 Edge have a 5.1-inch QHD display with resolution of 2560×1440. Both are Super AMOLED and have 577ppi. The S6 Edge has dual curved edges.
HTC made a few announcements at their event at Mobile World Congress 2015 in Barcelona, Spain.
HTC One M9
The first and the biggest being the HTC One M9, which is HTC’s 2015 flagship.
It has a 5-inch full HD 1080p display. Powering that is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 with 3GB of RAM. It comes with 32GB of internal storage and a microSD card slot that can hold up to 128GB. The battery size is 2840 mAh.
Pebble announced there latest smartwatch called the Pebble Time. It features an all new design the is 20% thinner than the original Pebble.
This new smartwatch has colour display, has 5-7 days of battery life and is compatible with the 6,500 apps and watchfaces available already. The Pebble Time is still water resistance and customizable.
The Pebble Time will be compatible with iOS 8 running on the iPhone 4S or later. And works with any Android phone running 4.0+ including Samsung, HTC, Sony, LG, Google, Motorola, Xiaomi and many more.