Nothing is as quick to evolve or as adaptive as technology. That’s why we round up the latest updates for you on a biweekly basis. Here’s what happened in the first half of September:
1. Apple’s Special Event on September 9th
Apple had their flagship event on September 9th, where they revealed three major products. Apple released their new iPhones, the iPhone 6, which is a slightly larger phone in comparison to the iPhone 5 and 5s, and the iPhone 6 Plus, which is their new phablet. Alongside these new phones, Apple unveiled their Apple Watch: their entry into the smartwatch market. But it wasn’t just devices that they unveiled. Apple Pay, a new service they offer, allows us to use the aforementioned devices as wallets and pay with them, which if works correctly, will revolutionize digital payments.
2. Microsoft purchases Minecraft
Minecraft is a game of survival. The player creates objects, tools, buildings, and even worlds using blocks. You also have to protect yourself and your property from various enemies. Even though this game was already a huge hit on the internet, it’s been making headlines around the technology world after Microsoft successfully purchased the game.
This game is currently available on a plethora of platforms: PC, Xbox, PS4, and even the iOS store. It would be interesting to see which direction Microsoft takes Minecraft in and what they will do to improve an already successful game.
3. Samsung sarcastically attacks Apple in advertisement campaign
You’d think that the announcement of the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus would be the end all of all competition… think again!
Samsung retaliated with this campaign, which attacks practically every aspect of the Apple Special Event – from the new products introduced to the quality (or lack thereof) of the live streaming event. Samsung is known to be the first successful major technology company to enter the phablet market with its Note series, which adds weight to the advertisements.
4. The new Facebook for the rich!
Why the hell would you use Facebook to post statuses where all your poor friends can see it? I mean, balash tihot sowar le sa3tak el gideeda la7san el nas ya7sidook. Netropolitan’s got you covered. For an initiaiton fee of $6,000 and an annual fee of $3,000, you can basically… access a Facebook wannabe – minus the poor people. This website will allow you to post statuses, share photos, follow people, comment and have access to a cloud based storage (like Dropbox, SkyDrive, and iCloud). Granted, the cloud-based storage is unlimited, but still, $9,000 upfront? I’d rather buy all the technology devices that I can get my hands on.
That’s all for your biweelky tour of the technology world. Look out for the next update by the end of the month!