Monday, April 27, 2020

#TRENDING 10 - Top 10 Tech News / Trends of the Week #17: 5G, Apple, LG, Samsung and more!


Regardless the pandemic Tech companies are still being innovative and promoting their products. Here are some of that has taken the headlines in the tech forum this week.


LG releases a brief trailer for its brand new 5G Velvet smartphone   
LG has released a short teaser for its upcoming Velvet smartphone giving us a clear look at its design which is quite different from previous models like the V60. The trailer confirms that the phone will run on a Snapdragon 5G 765 processor, which is a step down from Qualcomm's current flagship. Read more...


Apple expands App Store, Apple Music, iCloud and other services to new countries
Apple is launching its services: App Store, Apple Podcasts, and Apple Arcade in 20 new countries. In addition, Apple Music is expanding to 52 new countries. The expansion means that the App Store, in particular, is now available in a total of 175 countries whereas Apple Music has reached 167 markets. In comparison, music streaming service giant Spotify is available in fewer than 100 nations.

The App Store, Apple Arcade, Apple Music, Apple Podcasts and iCloud are now available in:

  • Africa: Cameroon, Côte d'Ivoire, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Gabon, Libya, Morocco, Rwanda, and Zambia.
  • Asia-Pacific: Maldives and Myanmar.
  • Europe: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Kosovo, Montenegro, and Serbia.
  • Middle East: Afghanistan (excluding Apple Music) and Iraq.
  • Oceania: Nauru (excluding Apple Music), Tonga, and Vanuatu.  Read more...

Apple makes great products in general, but it is no secret that their devices and products have been going go for exorbitant prices for the longest time. As to whether their products are worth such prices is left for you to decide. That does not stop Apple from selling thousands of iPhones every year making them one of if not the biggest tech company in the world.  Take, for instance, the wheels for the new Mac Pro goes for $700, which is enough money to get you tires for your vehicle. Learn more...


It is no surprise that cameras have become one of the main selling points in flagship smartphones with companies always competing to stay at the top by providing the absolute best camera experience possible. To have a great camera capable of capturing stunning images depends on getting a combination of things right. Both the hardware and software must complement each other well in order to take a great picture. Learn more...


And you check out our memes for the week here

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