Nuummite Consulting, a digital transformation consulting company based in Dubai, has announced last week its partnership with Automation Anywhere, a world leader in RPA (robotic process automation). AI and Automation have been redefining the way business is done globally and it’s about time that businesses in the region start adopting the technology.
Xiaomi, just like many other Chinese companies, is well-known for providing flagship specs at affordable prices along with well-performing budget phones. So let’s put this to the test… I have used Xiaomi’s Mi A2 Lite as my daily driver for about 3 weeks, and here is my review of what it has to offer!
Since the Note 7 debacle, we have seen Samsung take the safe road with their Note line-up, but here they are again pushing boundaries again like we’ve known them to do. The company is slightly behind competitors, but they should continue on this track with next year’s Galaxy S10 if they expect to remain ahead in the global smartphone market.
A month ago it seemed like Samsung was going to launch the Note 9, codenamed the Crown, ahead of time this year, but that doesn’t seem to be the case anymore. Samsung’s Vice Chairman, Lee Jae-Yong, has recently demanded the reduction of the display’s thickness by 0.5mm. That does raise one concern, will a thinner display be easier to crack? The reason this change was requested was that Lee Jae-Yong was touring the distribution centers of Oppo and Vivo, and preferred the feel of holding and using their thinner displays. This delay means that the Note 9 launch date will be pushed back to August.
If you own an Android tablet then you probably know how neglected it is, receiving very few software updates throughout the year, while many apps not being optimized to run correctly on the tablet. Well, we can now with all confidence, officially say goodbye to Android tablets. Google has recently updated the Android website and removed the tablet tab entirely. The website can now be used to learn about Android on various devices, but not tablets.
Google’s focus has long ago shifted towards Chromebooks, but it’s unclear if we’ll be seeing any Chrome OS tablets anytime soon.
One lawsuit after the other, it seems like Apple can’t have a break! Recently Apple was sued over butterfly defective keyboards used in 2015 MacBooks and their 2016-2017 MacBook Pro while knowing that the keyboard was defective before launch. The main defect with the new butterfly mechanism is that keys stop working once enough dust builds up under the keys. As a result, customers were made to pay between 400 to 500 dollars in repairs in cases where the laptop was no longer under Apple warranty. A second lawsuit has been recently filed, with this one claiming that Apple has breached several new laws some of which is due to the company not honoring the warranty.
Apple’s nightmare doesn’t end here, court documents revealed that the company new that the iPhone 6 would bend (remember bendgate?) before releasing the phone. Honestly, of course, they knew… smartphones undergo many durability tests before launching, but here it is a new PR nightmare. Apple, get your shit together. Oh, and my MacBook Pro’s keyboard better not stop working.
Unlike last year, this time OnePlus made sure to adopt the new trending design of the year right from the start. Unfortunately, this trending design is none other than the notorious Notch design. On the other hand, the phone’s specifications and pricing are nothing short than troubling for all competing brands.