Google rolling out Instant Tethering feature to Android devices

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Google rolling out Instant Tethering feature to Android devices

A new feature being rolled by Google Inc. for Android OS-based devices will allow users to remain connected to the internet even when their connection is lost, the tech giant announced.

The new feature, dubbed Instant Tethering, is actually part of Google Play Services 10.2. It will make it easier for users of Android devices to utilize their devices as mobile hotspots.

Microsoft to cut 700 jobs: anonymous source says

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Microsoft to cut 700 jobs: anonymous source says

Microsoft Corp. will announce as many as 700 jobs cuts next week when it will report its quarterly earnings, someone claiming to have direct knowledge of the matter revealed.

Citing the anonymous source, several media outlets reported that Microsoft is planning to conduct another round of layoff and it could the layoff as part of its quarterly earnings report on January 26, 2017.

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Microsoft adds ebook support to Windows 10’s Insider Preview Build 15014

With Windows 10’s Insider Preview Build 15014 for computers and smartphones, software-giant Microsoft Corp. has officially opened its ebook store.

While the ebook wing of the company’s Store app is perhaps the most crucial element, some nifty disk- and power-management features added by the company can’t be ignored. Customers will probably get more out of the Insider Preview Build 15014’s ability to clean up their unused disk space and balance the performance as well as power consumed by specific apps.

Mozilla unveils really simple new logo

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Mozilla unveils really simple new logo

After months of mulling over its branding-redesign process, the Mozilla Organization has finally announced its new logo, which is quite simple and straightforward.

The organization first announced it decision to rebrand its logo in August last year, and announced its final decision yesterday. Then new logo is a shiny new wordmark that spells out “mozilla” with a mix of letters and punctuation inscribed in an essential custom font, named Zilla.

The new logo, which has been chosen from the shortlist of seven finalists, has swapped the “ill” in Mozilla with “://” instead.

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Google: Don’t play your music at max volume if you don’t like audio issues

Amid growing complaints from Google Pixel users that their devices provided poor sound quality when they jacked audio to the highest level, a Google representative has suggested users not to play music at the maximum volume.

The poor sound quality issue was widely noticed in December, when Redditor Mark “badmark” Buckman posted a video clip depicting the issue while making use of the Perfect Piano app.

12-year-old Georgia girl live-streams her suicide

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12-year-old Georgia girl live-streams her suicide

A 12-year-old Georgia girl live-streamed her suicide on social media, and the disturbing footage spread online across the globe.

The girl has been identified as Katelyn Nicole Davis, of Polk County. She committed suicide on Dec. 30 and broadcasted her death using the streaming Live.me. The forty-minute footage showed the girl alleging that she had been sexually assaulted by a family member. She ties a rope to a tree outside her house, and apologizes looking toward the camera.

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