oogle’s direct challenger to the iPhone 8 Plus and upcoming iPhone X is the Pixel 2 XL, and you may be blown away by the sheer speed of the thing. The Android-maker has removed the gloves, thrown down the jacket and is seemingly ready for a straight-up fight with Apple, despite the ramifications of inevitably competing directly with Google’s partners such as Samsung and other key Android smartphone manufacturers.
Link: Google Pixel 2 XL review: the best big-screened Android experience yet
If I had to pick the moment I most appreciated the Google Pixel 2, it would be when our airboat driver-slash-tour guide put a hot dog and a piece of raw chicken in his pocket, dove into the New Orleans swamp, and began playing with a giant gator named Who Dat. I’m no social media whiz, but I knew…
Link: Pixel 2 Review: You Can’t Buy a Better Android Phone
Apple MacBook 15-inch, Microsoft is coming for you.
On Tuesday, Microsoft unveiled the all new Surface Book 2 in two sizes: a 3.68-pound, 13-inch ($1,499) and a formidable 4.22-pound, 15-inch model ($2,499). It’s also the first Microsoft Surface device to brandish a USB-C port.
Link: Microsoft made the Surface Book bigger and more badass
No one in the tech industry wears their heart on their sleeve quite like Panos Panay. The Windows Devices head is sometimes almost overwhelmed by his own passion for Microsoft’s Surface products. Panay’s enthusiasm bubbles over, he goes off script, and he often over-shares.
Either all that is…
Link: Why Microsoft turned the Surface Book into a 15-inch ‘beast’
When Amit Zavery laid out the Oracle Cloud Platform roadmap at Oracle OpenWorld on October 2, one of the first themes he focused on was keeping that platform “open.”
“This is something that we really believe is important,” said Zavery, senior vice president for Oracle Cloud Platform.
Link: OracleVoice: 5 Ways Oracle Keeps Its Cloud Platform Open
In today’s business landscape, web and mobile apps are the main point of contact with users—and their performance can make or break your business. At OutSystems, we wanted to know how much an app developed with our low-code platform can take without losing its quality. So, we ran a test. Imagine a mobile banking app on a Black Friday.
Link: Massive Scalability of Mobile Apps
The BBC has updated its iPlayer Radio app to include a personalised in-car listening experience for Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, enabling drivers to safely enjoy their favourite BBC radio programmes whilst behind the wheel. The new, car-friendly version of the BBC iPlayer Radio app consists of four sections.
Link: BBC updates iPlayer Radio app for Android Auto and Apple CarPlay