Monday, 16 September 2019 16:23

Apple Event 2019

On September 10, Apple held their annual event for announcing their most important products at the Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino. Here are the main 6 products that they announced. iPhone 11 Scheduled to be released on September 20, the iPhone 11 is Apple's new baseline phone, and it will sell for $699. You can look at it as the upgrade to Apple's popular iPhone XR. The device will come with Apple's latest high-end mobile chip, the A13 Bionic processor, and it has a 6.1" LCD display with a resolution of 1,792 by 828 pixels. The phone also comes with dual 12 MP ultra-wide and wide cameras that have 2x optical zoom, and it is available in the following colors: Black Green Yellow Purple Red White iPhone 11 Pro The iPhone 11 Pro will come in two models: the 11 Pro and the 11 Pro Max. They are effectively upgrades…
Tuesday, 03 September 2019 18:25

What You Missed at PAX West

Annual Video Gaming Convention Did Not Disappoint For one weekend every summer, Seattle transforms momentarily into the mecca of video gaming when the PAX West convention hits town. If you were unable to attend this year's convention or did not have enough time there to experience everything, here are some highlights of the great new technology, video games and happenings that were showcased there: Google Stadia Many people were understandably skeptical when Google first announced Stadia earlier this year. After all, 4K video game streaming may sound terrific in theory, but in actuality it seemed more like a pipe dream. But you can put down those pipes, as Google demonstrated at PAX West that Stadia is indeed for real. As long as you have a 35 Mbps Internet connection, Stadia works really well. Google's booth at PAX West included 80 PixelBooks connected to HD monitors, and gamers were able to…
Wednesday, 21 August 2019 17:01

Snapchat's Updated Logo Sparks Backlash

Change on social media can be met with rage from millions of users. It seems as though Facebook can't even move an button on their homepage without people having a problem with it. This time Snapchat is under fire from it's users. However, this time, a button didn't get moved, the app wasn't changed, and features weren't taken away. The icon was simply redesigned. The Logo Snapchat is famous for its logo - a yellow background with a ghost overlaying it. The change comes in the form of a bolder outline around the ghost's silhouette. The Snapchat fanbase isn't happy. @_tarathomas_ took to Twitter to complain, "the updated Snapchat icon is a little too aggressive," she said, asking others if they felt the same way. Another Twitter user joked, saying, "The snap chat logo changed and I'm freaked out. Mom come pick me up, I'm scared." Developers of the app…
Monday, 12 August 2019 19:10

Square Cashes In with Bitcoin

Square made 125 million on Bitcoin during Q2-2019 from its new Cash app, nearly doubling the preceding quarter. The payment processing giant posted a 832,000-dollar profit for Q1-2019 on a record-high 65.5 million dollars in revenue. This caps the current five-quarter run of steadily increasing Bitcoin sales at Square. What’s Behind the Numbers? The August 1 earnings report showed a profit of two million dollars from Bitcoin alone. Square attributes this strong number to heavy increases in trading volume for Bitcoin. Square's Cash mobile financial app brought in 135 million dollars through digital financial services, transaction fees and subscriptions. The costs of Bitcoin trading operations are listed at 122.9 million dollars by Square. That means the Bitcoin exchange accounts for 92.5 percent of the Cash app total revenue by itself. Another factor is the 240 percent increase for Square revenues on a year-over-year basis for Q2. As a result, Square's…