Tonight we have a couple juicy rumors for you. Apple and Samsung are not alone, though, Skype is joining this news roundup with a very neat update.
Apple’s software upgrades are usually announced along with some shiny new hardware. Mac OS X Yosemite is said to be released during October, and if the latest rumors are true it won’t be announced on its own.
The guys from 9to5Mac are reporting Apple is ready to announce a new Macbook with a 12-inch screen and a Retina Display.
It’s unknown whether it will be labeled as a Macbook Air, Macbook Pro or a completely different category, but it is thinner and lighter compared to the Pro machines. Other announcements are said to include a 4K-resolution iMac and/or Thunderbolt display.
Opinion: As always, take this information with a grain of salt. Nothing is official until it is announced. We sure know how easy it is to get excited about these rumors, but we often also get left out with a broken heart.
Samsung just doesn’t get tired of bringing the “new kid in the block”, but this time we are getting a bit of a surprise. Leaked images of a said Samsung Galaxy Alpha have shown up.
The Galaxy Alpha bears a smaller 4.7-inch display and a metal frame. That is right, Samsung is not giving you a full metal smartphone just yet, but this is a huge improvement. The device should be in the high-end spectrum, featuring a fingerprint scanner, 32 GB of internal storage and more.
Opinion: This is definitely not the most exciting smartphone around, but it may be a good option for some. After all, it does seem to bear a better build quality.
You won’t often find us covering app updates, but Skype’s latest improvements are very significant (especially considering how many of us use Skype). The new update allows the app to use the phone’s address book to find users.
As archaic as this feature sounds, it still hadn’t reached Skype, and will bring many lost souls together. Though the update is rolling out today, this feature won’t be activated until later. You will be asked to verify your number in “the coming months”.
Users will then be able to find each other by simply having each other’s contact info in the address book. That simple!
Opinion: Skype continues to improve and this is a bit of a big step for them. Let’s hope we keep getting more of these long-requested features!