Another week is coming to an end and it’s time for us to briefly go through what we think were the most important technology news. So, if you missed some important happenings from the past seven days, don’t worry, as we’ll help with this little roundup. Without further ado, let’s have a look:
- Qualcomm’s 810 and 808 chips – the big chipmaker for mobile devices has unveiled its roadmap for 2015, making public details about the upcoming 810 and 808 chips. They will come with support for 4K displays, LPDDR4 RAM, voice activation and dual Image Signal Processors for better imaging
- Nokia X Vanilla Android – at the MWC conference in Barcelona, this year, we’ve seen the Finnish giant unveil the Nokia X, X+ and XL devices, all running a heavily forked version of Android. Now, for the first time, somebody has managed to release the custom ROM which brings the pure Android experience to Nokia X owners.
- Heartbleed bug which shook the internet – This security vulnerability literally shook the internet with over 500,000 websites getting affected. Technically, this loophole had put sensitive personal data at risk, including usernames, passwords, and credit card information. Many websites and services have fixed the issue, but you’re required to change the passwords on several sites to be on a safer side.
- MediaFire cloud storage – a while ago, we reported about the heavy price discounts that Google came up for its Drive storage service, but now MediaFire is beating that offer with even cheaper plans. How cheap? Well, what about paying only 2.5 dollars per month for a whole terrabyte of storage space? Whoa, indeed!
- Windows 8.1 Update – the first update to Windows 8.1 has been detailed at the Build 2014 event and, as promised, it was delivered via Windows Update or manual download links on April the 8th. It comes with some useful improvements for mouse and keyboard users, but also with some new settings.
- Samsung Galaxy S5 teardown – we like when beautiful device get torn apart and we see what lies within and how exactly they are built. The repair team over at iFixit is having a look at what’s inside the Samsung Galaxy S5 and we highlight what we think are the most interesting discoveries.
- ZUtA Pocket Printer – one of the coolest recent Kickstarter projects which involves a really small printer that you can take anyway you go. What sets it apart from the crowd of portable printers is the fact that it can basically print on any size page. The single drawback is that you will have to wait for a little over a minute for that.
- Adobe Lightroom for iPad – iPad users have long been waiting for this and it’s finally here. Adobe’s software for photographers and photo editors has finally been made available for the world’s most popular tablet.