To say that the PlayStation 4 has been a massive hit for Sony would be an understatement. The console has consistently outsold the Xbox One and will soon cross another major milestone. According to the figures officially revealed by Sony, it won’t be long before the PS4 sales cross 100 million units.
Sony did caution last year that the PlayStation 4 sales had fallen for the very first time year-over-year. That has happened once again in 2019 but it’s still a pretty strong showing by Sony’s console. The company sold 17.8 million PS4 units in the fiscal year ending March 31st, slightly down from the 19 million units sold in the previous fiscal year.
While music streaming services such as Spotify can be streamed directly through certain speakers, the same cannot be said for Apple Music. Instead, if users wanted to stream Apple Music through their speaker systems, they’d have to stream it over Bluetooth or connect a device to it.
Unfortunately those are some of the “costs” associated with Apple Music, but the good news is that if you’re an Android user with an Apple Music subscription, you might be in luck because according to 9to5Google, they have discovered within the APK teardown of the app that it looks like Apple could be working towards introducing Chromecast support for the app.
The company has since made some changes where in an announcement on its blog, Google has revealed that for Android users living in Europe, they will now be given a choice and asked which browser they want to use and even which search applications they might prefer, even if it does not necessarily mean using Chrome or Google search.
Android has always allowed users to choose their own preferred apps for launching certain actions, but we suppose that might not have always been clear. These changes will make it so that users are aware that if they do want to change their browser from Chrome to Firefox or Opera or Edge, they can go ahead and do so.
From what we know about Google’s release habits, they typically release a developer preview for Android early in the year. This will later be followed by an official announcement at Google I/O where they detail some of the features and changes we can expect, and then a full release in the later part of the year.
Given that we’re now towards the end of Q1 2019, it stands to believe that we could be approaching the release of the developer preview. In fact in a tweet by XDA Developers’ editor-in-chief, Mishaal Rahman, the bug tracker for Android Q has already been opened which suggests that the release of the developer preview could be close at hand.
After more than 100 days in detention, ousted Nissan Motor chairman Carlos Ghosn could get bail at any moment. But necessary paperwork and bail payment could take time.
Ghosn has been indicted for aggravated breach of trust and underreporting his compensation for years to the tune of tens of millions of dollars.
Is Nintendo interested in virtual reality? The company has in the past confirmed that they are exploring it, and there have even been patents that suggests that the company is looking into it. In fact, there have been rumors in the past that one of the reasons why the Nintendo Switch was delayed was because Nintendo was trying to integrate VR into it.
Now according to Nintendo World Report, it seems that the company could finally be looking to integrate VR into the Switch. The report claims that Nintendo could have plans to make some kind of VR-related announcement planned for this year, where there might be a small number of first-party titles updated with support for VR.
Some Android manufacturers like to make a big deal when they release a major OS update for their devices. Motorola doesn’t really do that. It rolls out the updates quietly and just confirms their impending arrival by uploading the changelog on its official support website. It has now done that for the Moto G6.
The company reportedly rolled out Android 9 Pie for the Moto G6 Plus in Brazil just a few weeks ago. The Moto Z3 has received it as well. It’s now the Moto G6’s turn. Motorola has put up an Android 9.0 changelog for the device on its support website.
You can find a few quirky hotels in Japan. If a robot-staffed hotel isn’t up to your liking, perhaps you’d be interested in rooms that are decked out in Kingdom Hearts themes. If that appeals to you then you’ll be interested to know that Kingdom Heart themed rooms will be opening up in the Disney Ambassador Hotel at the Tokyo Disney Resort in Japan this March.
These rooms will be limited to three adults and will feature two regular sized beds and one trundle bed. Prices start from over 46,000 yen or $400 per night. True to form, the door can be opened with a key that looks like a Keyblade.
If you want to be able to stream VLC from your phone or computer onto your TV, there are several ways you can go about doing that. However the good news for Android users is that according to a report from Variety, VLC for Android is expected to get an update in the future that will bring about support for Apple’s AirPlay protocol.
This was confirmed by Jean-Baptiste Kempf, one of VLC’s lead developers who stated that the update would be coming in a future update. What this means is that if you own an Android device with VLC, you will be able to stream content on it onto an AirPlay compatible device such as an Apple TV, or one of the many AirPlay-compatible TVs that was announced at CES earlier this week.
If you’d rather not spend money buying one of Fujifilm’s high-end flagship cameras like the Fujifilm X-T3, X-H1, or the X-Pro2, then maybe one of the company’s mid-rangers could be of interest to you. In fact last we heard, the company could be working on a successor to the X-T20 in the form of the X-T30.
Now according to a tweet by Nokishita Camera, it appears that the camera might have already been registered at the Bluetooth website. While the registration does not explicitly mention the X-T30 by name, safe to say that given the rumors, there is a good chance that the camera in question is the X-T30.