Author: Xavier Jinan

Google Assistant remains much better than Apple Siri and Amazon Alexa

The Google system has achieved this year far better results than its competitors.

Correct answers in 93% of cases

Overall, the three assistants did well for comprehension, with 100% in terms of understanding for Google Assistant, 99.9% for Apple Siri and 99.8% for Amazon Alexa. Nevertheless, where Google Assistant does best, it is at the level of the results given. Thus, the Google system could provide a correct answer in 92.9% of cases, against 83.1% for Siri and 79.8% for Alexa.

In detail, Google is doing particularly well for navigation – with 98% of positive responses – and information – 96%. More surprisingly, Google Assistant does better than Alexa on queries related to e-commerce with 92% of completed queries against 71% on the Amazon wizard. Nevertheless, Google Assistant is overtaken by Siri in the interactions related to the orders of the smartphone, to send an SMS, to make a call or to access the calendar. Apple’s service was able to complete 93% of tasks compared to 86% for Google Assistant.

The results of this year’s study are consistent with last year’s results, where Google Assistant was already leading the way.

WordPress Buys Tumblr For $10 million

The site was worth more than $ 1 billion six years ago. It has been bought by the publisher of WordPress for only a few million.

The site was bought by Yahoo in 2013 for $1.1 billion. Tumblr was at the peak of its popularity, before falling to be sold for only a few million to Automattic, the publisher of WordPress. The exact amount of the transaction is not known, but the American press agrees that it would be a priori less than $ 10 million, less than 1% of the amount that Tumblr was worth there six years.

Finally, Automattic recovers Tumblr for a pittance, and the publisher of WordPress has said that the return of explicit content on the site was absolutely not in the program. The company simply said it would take over some 200 employees of the site, and that the services and features of Tumblr and WordPress would connect them without further clarification.

Sales of Xiaomi and Samsung Goes Up in Europe Beating iPhone

With nearly 45.1 million smartphones sold on the old continent in the second quarter of 2019, the sector seems to be afloat, especially with the rapid growth of Xiaomi and the dominance of Samsung. In contrast, Apple and Huawei are pale and fall sharply in Europe.

In the first place of the ranking, there is Samsung which recorded a good progression of + 20% compared to the second quarter of 2018. It will not be so much its Galaxy S10 which will seduce on the old continent but rather its mid-range, the Galaxy A. The South Korean company has distributed 3.2 million Galaxy A50 (the smartphone sold the most in Europe this quarter, all manufacturers combined), 2.2 million Galaxy A40 and 1.8 million Galaxy A20e. In all, it is nearly 18.3 million units sold, allowing Samsung to rise as the European leader with 40.4% market share.

As for Apple , which falls in third place, the firm records a heavy fall of -17% compared to last year, with a market share in Europe which sinks to 14.1% In all, the Californian manufacturer will have has sold 6.4 million iPhone, including 1.8 million iPhone XR, its best-selling model on the old continent.

Samsung Launches 108-megapixel Camera Sensor

Samsung has released a 108-megapixel sensor on its smartphone. More than ever. Samsung ISOCELL Bright HMX was established in cooperation with Xiaomi.

According to Samsung, it will be the first camera sensor that can surpass the 100 million pixel milestone of smartphones. It not only produces high-resolution and high-quality images but also captures 6016 x 3388 video at 30 fps.

With an efficient picture, it produces extraordinary images in intense lighting conditions. It will take a huge 1 /1.33-inch area. Compared to common camera sensors in smartphones, HMX consumes more light in dim light. Thanks to Tetracell technology, it will produce good photos of 27 million pixels.

Samsung and Xiaomi have not announced which mobile phone will be the first mobile phone to use this sensor. It is rumored that Xiaomi Mi Mix 4 will be the first person to use this camera sensor. It is expected to be used by the end of this year.

WhatsApp prepares its own version of Boomerang Instagram

WhatsApp is developing a boomerang feature for its videos, much like its sister app, Instagram.

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Apple Launches Subscription Video Game Service: Apple Arcade

Apple’s video game service will be released this fall, but the price has not been released.

Apple is launching a video game subscription service on March 25. 100 exclusive games will be available at the launch of Apple Arcade. The games will be accessible offline and the player will be able to resume his game where he left it on any device under macOS, iOS or tvOS.

Apple Arcade will be available next fall in 150 countries, including France. The price is unknown.

Apple suspends listening to Siri requests

The Guardian recently revealed that, like Google Assistant and Alexa, Siri was collecting audio clips of conversations to make them listen and analyze by humans.

In addition to weakening the speech on the protection of privacy of Apple, it turns out that these subcontractors could also fall on recordings of unwanted requests.

Apple wants to conduct a “comprehensive review ” of its quality improvement system from Siri. The manufacturer also indicates that a setting will be set up to allow users to no longer participate in the listener. This option will appear in a future update of Apple’s operating systems.

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Play Pass: Google is testing a $ 4.99 subscription

It seems that Google has some ideas behind the head to improve its Play Store. As Android Police tells us, the Mountain View company is currently testing a monthly subscription called “Play Pass” giving us access to countless games and even usually paid applications on the Google Play Store. This service will cost $ 4.99 per month, with a free 10-day trial, and will not only allow users to get their hands on as much paid app as they wish but will also be exempt from ads and other purchases in-apps.

If Android Police says that with the “Play Pass”, we can get their hands on paid applications, the target remains the mobile players with a wide offer covering all categories. Google could also offer new games to push its users to subscribe to its subscription. Obviously, Google could simply add a “Explore Google Play Pass” section in its Play Store, and should not launch an app dedicated to this new service, according to the screenshots of Android Police.

First Phone Featuring Huawei HongMeng OS To Launch In November 2019

The overall plan has been implemented and the upcoming operating system is called Huawei HongMeng. They also announced that they will launch Huawei’s first mobile phone with the Hongmeng operating system.

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New WhatsApp Scam Gives Free 1000GB of Data

Recently we have realized a new round of scams on WhatsApp. The report shows that a message has been circulating, claiming that it will provide 1000GB of free mobile data for the follow-up users. Fraud is done through fraudulent websites through fake websites that also provide other fraudulent means for well-known brands.

Beware of the new WhatsApp scam!

Once the user clicks on the link, they are immediately redirected to a website asking them questions to prove their eligibility for 1000GB of “free” data. Officials warned users to be wary of such fraud because their purpose was to involve users in “click fraud.” By redirecting fraudulent users to their website, fraudsters can create fake ad clicks and then generate revenue for the operators of any campaign.

It is important for users to understand any such fraud, as they can greatly harm them and even violate their privacy.