BBM Video Calling, and all the news we missed last week

Hello Mobilistas. Here’s a round up of all the major news headlines we missed last week:

BlackBerry introduced Video Calling to BBM users. The feature was made available to Android and iOS users, though it is still in beta with limited availability. Only users in the U.S and Canada can use the feature for now. After testing it would be fully launched in July. (Note: BlackBerry 10 users already enjoy video calls with other BlackBerry 10 users over BBM.)

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Windows 10 devices
In the past week, Windows 10 users hit over 300 million active devices. This is a great achievement compared to Windows 8, and is boosted by the fact that the upgrade is free (for now). Microsoft plans to release an Anniversary update for current Windows 10 users later this year. (Note: Windows 7,8. 8.1 users can upgrade to Windows 10 for free until July 29. After that, the upgrade will cost $119).

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Opera has integrated ad blocking to her desktop and mobile browsers. The company insists that browsing with native ad blocking makes browsing the web faster than using a third-party ad blocker or add-ons. The native ad blocker is deactivated by default, but can be switched on by accessing the Settings or Preferences menu.

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WWE wrestler and actor, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson released an alarm clock app. Named “The Rock Clock”, the app is more like a motivational alarm clock, waking you up every day with a new message from Dwayne Johnson. It features 25 custom alarm tones created by The Rock himself, and there’s No snooze feature. The Rock is not a fan of that button. You can download “The Rock Clock” HERE.

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Samsung is the new king of the U.S smartphone market. As reported by Counterpoint, the Korean giant accounted for 28.8 percent of the U.S. market in terms of sales in March to take over the top spot for the first time in 11 months. Apple lies in second place with 23 percent market share. This happened due to strong sales of its latest Galaxy S7 smartphone, coupled with its early release. The new trend was also helped by declining sales of the Apple iPhone 6S.

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That’s all the important headlines we missed last week. Cheers

 

Etoniru Chibueze

Chibueze is an award-winning gadget reviewer and geek. He loves research, while living and breathing tech. You can reach him on Facebook, Twitter ,OR LinkedIn

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