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  2. would like a scratch resistance test where the phone is in your pocket with a big set of keys
  3. Amazon's 36-hour Prime Day was its biggest sales day yet by Michael Allison Yesterday was Amazon's Prime Day, where the company offered massive discounts for products sold on its online marketplace. Deals were to be had on devices ranging from Amazon's own products to offerings from manufacturers like Samsung, Acer, and HP. Amazon today reported that this initiative led to the "biggest global shopping event in Amazon history." The company noted the top leading categories for Prime Day were toys, beauty products, PCs and computer accessories, and apparel and kitchen products, with each category recording more than five million purchases. Amazon's hardware devices for kids were also successful with its Echo Dot Kids Edition, Fire 7 Kids Edition and Fire HD 9 Kids edition especially mentioned. Worldwide, Amazon devices like the Fire TV Stick and Echo Dot drove sales, leading to what was called the "biggest event ever for Amazon devices." In the US, the company noted that its Cloud Cam was the "best selling security camera deal" in Amazon history. Furthermore, Prime Day was Amazon's best ever sales day for smart homes devices, with the firm recording "over a million devices sold" in that category. It wasn't just Amazon who benefited from this influx of sales; small and medium-sized businesses enjoyed increased sales from Prime Day, with over $1 billion in sales recorded. "Prime Day was the biggest single sales day of the year. We sold 10 times as many items as we sell on a regular day," said Chris Guiher of Vintage Book Art Co. Amazon also highlighted Brandon Straub of Tegu, who remarked that "Prime Day has been our most successful day ever when launching new products. We released 10 new items, and all 10 are up more than 300 percent over our previous launches." "Prime Day offers us a unique opportunity to thank Prime members with our best deals," said Jeff Wilke, CEO Worldwide Consumer, Amazon in the press release. "Extending Prime Day to a day and a half this year allowed us to further reward members with unbeatable deals, access to exclusive new products and unforgettable experiences that highlight the many benefits of a Prime membership. All of this was made possible because of our many valued associates – the global team that continues to make Prime Day bigger and better." Interestingly, a massive influx of customers trying to jump on the offered deals at the same time caused Amazon's website to crash only a few minutes after the sales had went live, although the company soon resolved the issue. Source: Amazon
  4. This UI has been around on the Xbox One for a while now.
  5. They need to revamp it by adding back the 5 stars to rate the content! Thumbs up and Thumbs down is just dumb to me.
  6. The EU is actually demanding that they dont force OEMs to preinstall their services to use Play Store. And also to stop paying some OEMs and mobile operators for bundling Google Search with the handsets. The problem now is how most android apps depend on Google Services...
  7. Back when AT used to be good maybe... When did AT become 'bad'? When Anand left for Apple.
  8. Cannot even handle base clock speed without throttling... and at that insane price.
  9. You are missing out though. Not just because you don't watch some good shows but also because you don't speak any other language:)
  10. You are missing the point, Google is forcing Android OEMs to use its own applications which is where the unfairness kicks off. For example, I bought my first android a year ago and it ships with Chrome and I cannot uninstall it using conventional ways. I use Firefox instead but if i was an average consumer then I would stick with Chrome. Exactly how IE was dominating the market by shipping with Windows This isn't how IE was dominating the market. IE was a browser interface to Microsoft HTML rendering engine. IE could be easily deleted, but the HTML rendering engine that was used by other portions of Windows and 3rd party software could not be removed without breaking Windows and the 3rd party software. The HTML engine in Windows was the same as Windows having a Font engine or other features/APIs to handle content that developers could use. So with the Font engine, users could just install Fonts, instead of each piece of software having to be coded to know how to read fonts and write text on the screen with the fonts. The same type of analogies apply to everything from the APIs to make a sound or play a Wav file or display an Image or any other built in engines/features of Windows to deal with content. So with the HTML engine as developers could just tell the HTML engine to display HTML content. Microsoft NEVER intended for IE to be popular, in fact they encouraged developers to use the HTML engine to create their own Browsers. IE was a basic 'sample browser', just like WordPad and MSPaint were sample Apps to basic word processing or drawing. Microsoft even included tools and customization kits to rebrand IE and allow changes to IE if developers didn't want to write a new UI wrapper for IE. It was never meant to be 'popular'. The other problem is people conflating IE with the HTML engine. OSes providing technologies to developers was still a bit new. Example, before Windows, to print, software had to have a print engine and printer drivers for every printer ever made. (This is why WordPerfect was popular.) With Windows having a standard print engine and driver model - developers no longer had to know anything about the printer and could just hand content to Windows and tell it to Print it. Windows would then handle all the work and printing was easy and seamless for the end user and the developer too. Adding HTML rendering support to Windows was just adding in another set of technologies the OS could handle for developers. I agree MS couldnt unbundle IE and WMP and even the calculator at that point in time, hence the agreement to use the browser ballot screen as a result, educating users about the different options available instead. And lets be clear, MS didnt force any OEM to bundle IE. Google is forcing OEMs to bundle Chrome and Search and other crap in order to use the Play Store. So Android is build in a way that doesnt depend on Google services, yet Google demands that OEMs do so. This is abuse of the Android market share power in order to force that user base on Google services in order to pump more money to their advertising business. My 67 year old uncle needs a new phone, barely can use his windows phone, do you think he will know about different browsers when he gets an android?
  11. The latest Samsung phones are not selling so well, I think Samsung would do better with a positive advert showing what their product can do rather then bashing the competition.
  12. Back when AT used to be good maybe... When did AT become 'bad'?
  13. OnePlus 6 is now getting a new Android P Developer Preview by João Carrasqueira Android P is the first version of Android which users can test on devices other than Google's Pixel phones. That includes the OnePlus 6, which is today getting a new preview build of the next version of Android. OnePlus is referring to the update as Developer Preview 3, but this is probably the same version as the one released by Google earlier this month, which is its fourth developer preview. The first developer preview for Android P was exclusive to Pixel phones, which helps explain the difference in numbers. The update brings a number of fixes and improvements, including improved camera quality, better system stability, and the July security patch for Android. Here's the full changelog provided by OnePlus: System Updated Android security patch to 2018.7 Updated Google Mobile Services Improved system stability Fixed issue with hotspot functionality Camera Improved image quality Fixed issue with watermark option functionality Third-Party Apps Improved camera functionality with third-party apps Fixed compatibility issues with certain third-party apps Of course, as with any preview build, there are also issues to be aware of, though OnePlus isn't especially specific as to what they are: System System stability and power consumption issues Bluetooth Compatibility issues with Bluetooth connectivity Third-Party Apps Some apps may not function as expected when running on this Developer preview release If you own a OnePlus 6 and you'd like to try out Android P, you can download and install the latest developer preview by following these instructions. Be wary that there might also be issues not mentioned in the official notes. For instance, some users in the forums have reported being unable to use the stock dialer app. We're inching closer to an official rollout of Android P, as Google's fourth developer preview is considered a release candidate. Stay tuned to Neowin to find out when that happens. Via: TrustedReviews
  14. If you read the press release from the EU then you'll see that all the charges are about how Google interacted with OEMs rather than actual features in Android. I read the article, that was part of my point.. OEMs are free to go elsewhere or develop their own software rather than meeting googles demands or rules as it where of using Android. Google relies on these OEMs far more than they rely on Google if they where capable of creating a decent OS. Plenty of these exact companies have already done so in the TV industry going their own way away from Android. The demands arent for using Android, the demands are for using the Play store. You exepct Samsung, LG and HTC to build their own app stores? Google forces anyone who uses the Play store on their device to also bundle Chrome and Google Search as the default search engine, location services, etc.
  15. And for every one of you there is probably someone like me who cares a lot. I pay for 40GB a month, I expect all 40GB of that to come down as fast as possible. And yes I use tethering (not all mobile browsing)
  16. How about the ability to disable autoplay previews. That is the MOST annoying aspect of the interface. Also, the ability to filter films by language. I don't speak anything but English, and I refuse to watch sub-titles.
  17. warwagon

    Basilisk 2018.07.18

    But can it emulate Mac OS 9
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  19. Netflix is revamping its TV experience today with a new simpler design by Michael Allison Netflix is revamping its TV interface globally today to make it simpler and easier to navigate for users. The latest update incorporates a new sidebar design which makes it easier to get to the content you want. The problem with the older design was that you needed a lot of scrolling to get to anything, something Netflix admitted was "a bit tougher" when using just a remote control. For example, to get to the 'My List' queue, you would normally have to scroll up (or down) several rows on the TV app depending on your location. To select search, you would have to do the same. With this new design, the sidebar is always present, which means that you can easily access 'My List' or choose whether to browse a TV show or movie list. You can even hop directly into search in roughly two taps from wherever you are on the home screen. "The new TV interface was designed to make the Netflix experience simpler and more intuitive in a few different ways," Netflix's Stephen Garcia explained on Wednesday. He went on to say that this redesign was "based on rigorous research and testing around how we can make it easier to find titles on TVs." The firm says this feature will be rolling out today and promises more improvements over the coming months. Source: Netflix
  20. Thanks I just want to know if there's some sort of correlation with age and how people react to the different type of news in general.
  21. George P

    Xbox @ Gamescom - New Hardware Incoming

    I haven't even tried to stream my xbox to my pc/laptop, maybe I should take the chance and give that a try. A Xbox Stick would be a good idea, like their version of a chromecast basically.
  22. yes EU need ensure google fair competition.
  23. Copernic

    Insofta Cover Commander 5.6.0

    Insofta Cover Commander 5.6.0 by Razvan Serea Cover Commander creates professional, custom-designed three-dimensional virtual boxes for your software, e-books, iPhone/iPad apps, manuals, DVD and CD boxes, CD disks, cards, and even screenshots. Just a few mouse clicks - that's all it takes to get the job done. Extensive light, shadow, and reflection controls at your disposal will enable you to create an image of just about any complexity and view the final picture as it is being made in the real-time preview window. Reasons to go with Cover Commander: Get your cover designed in just a few mouse clicks - Box, Box with disc, Disc, Screenshot, Curved screenshot, Book, Thin book, Manual, Vista box, Card, Spiral book, Monitor, TV, iPhone 5s/5c, iPad, iPad with cover, Blu-ray box, Blu-ray with disc, DVD box, DVD box with disc, CD box, CD box with disc. Let the built-in wizards do the dirty work for you and focus on the artistic details of the cover. Create multiple projects, parse multiple images - with a single command (batch mode). Save the result image with transparent background and use the picture for the complex web or print designs. Save the light, shadow, and reflection settings under a unique name and use those settings in other projects. Set the result image size (up to 4000x4000) and margins in pixels. Draw your customer's attention with an animated box, cover or screenshot. Cover Commander does not require 3D accelerator to render 3D objects. Don't pay more than what it actually costs to create a great cover. Create additional covers at no cost at all! Cover Commander 5.6.0 changelog: Render time for complex models reduced by 15-20%. Models' real dimensions are now factored in when they are displayed. 3D primitives added (Sphere, Cylinder, Cone, Pyramid, Cube). Models Disc, Screenshot now use two side images. Screenshots now have a thickness. Curved screenshot settings changed. Added ability to change the order of objects, rename objects. Added menu "Object" (main and context). Some similar models have been combined into a single model with options (laptop/laptop 90°, box with disc right/left and etc.). The list of models with options can be expanded/collapsed. Several minor bugs fixed. Download: Cover Commander 5.6.0 | 25.4 MB (Shareware) Link: Cover Commander Home Page Get alerted to all of our Software updates on Twitter at @NeowinSoftware
  24. That's cool. MS should have come out with this!
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