The Next Big Things Coming From the Tech Giants of the World

The Next Big Things Coming From the Tech Giants of the World

It would not be wrong to say that in the past few decades, the world has relied so heavily on technology that it would come to a stop if all the technology from the face of the planet was suddenly taken away. People talk about the Stone Age, but it would be worse when people who rely on technology are made to live without it. However, the biggest tech giants of the world are never satisfied with what’s out there. They want to do some more to take the world to a point where people will be living in a world they have only seen in sci-fi movies.

These big tech companies of the world have segregated the world audience into several groups. Supporters of one company would strongly support their company in all it does and often debate with the fans of other companies. What people don’t realize is that every tech company has a different take on technological offerings, and it is the diversity in their work that makes the technological world so interesting and attractive. So what can you expect from the biggest tech companies of the world in the coming times? Here’s an overview.


Apple has been the biggest innovator in the world in the past even though it has lost its touch a bit in the recent years. However, the company continues to release some of the most powerful tech gadgets in the world such as the iPhone, iPad, Mac, etc.


The most recent announcement from Apple was of its iOS 10 that will be on its upcoming devices. The most awaited device from the company is of course iPhone 7. iPhone 7 will be quite an experience for iPhone users since a lot of new stuff is being introduced on iOS 10.

Apple has also announced that it will not release phones in cycles of 3 years. Within a 3-year cycle the aesthetics of the phone won’t change much, and it will be more about updates on software and upgrades of hardware. IPhone 7 is supposedly going to have to dual cameras on its back.

Some have rumored that iPhone 7 will not have a headphone jack on it. The company is said to have ditched the headphone jack to bring an even slimmer phone to the market. Is there any innovation coming in from Apple? This seems quite unlikely.



Samsung is already doing pretty well with its two smartphone lineups: Galaxy S series and Galaxy Note lineup. Samsung’s new Galaxy S7 has been the most admired phone of the year. However, Samsung has been looking into doing other big things in the recent years. It is evident from the presence of its own chips on “some” of the Galaxy S7 models it shipped. Some reports have revealed that Samsung is now going full-on on making chips for not only its phones, but for smartphones made by companies all around the world.

The technology Samsung has developed is said to be more power efficient and it has been given the name of FoWLP. FoWLP stands for fan-out wafer level packaging platform. Samsung has claimed that this particular technology will completely get rid of the need of having a circuit board.

This will allow smartphone makers to make their smartphones less thick. This technology will also consume less energy so the phones will last longer on their batteries. According to some rumors Apple will be using the new technology from Samsung on its iPhone 7. If that’s true, Samsung is definitely on its way to make some name in the world.



Google is probably the biggest tech giant in the world, as it has its hands and feet in so many things, you could write books about them. The company is involved in projects like head transplants, and it is working on creating modular phones that will be like desktop computers (i.e. you can change whatever components you want on your phones).

It is also coming up with a technology that will allow you to do several activities at home with hand gestures. For example, you could reduce the volume of your TV without needing a remote by just gesturing with your hands in the air.

When it comes to the smartphone world, Google is on its way to make Android N a big thing. The company has not been able to come up with a name starting with N. It has a new utility, called Instant App, coming up that has received great attention from reviewers. This tool will allow you to use applications without installing them on your phones. Allo is a messaging application coming from Google with several new features. Google Assistant is now like Siri but several times better as it can answer your questions and converse with you based on your previous conversations.



While Sony does not get the attention it deserves in the smartphone market, people who have been buying Sony products seem quite satisfied with them, and they never seem to shift their purchasing habits. However, Sony is a company that always likes to experiment with things and bring in innovation. Sony came up with the idea of waterproof and dust-proof phones that is being used by the biggest tech giants of the world, like Samsung, today. However, the future of Sony will be Future Lab Program.

In this particular program, the company is looking at changing the world and how people have been interacting with technology. Sony has promised to bring changes to technology that have not been thought of yet. For example, it is working on a project where a person can see a video and listen to the audio without using any headphones. Sony has promised that it will unveil many prototypes and projects that are going to change the way people have been living with technology. The project N from Sony has already been unveiled and you could say it is the less controversial form of Google Glass.

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18 Best Time Management Apps and Tools (2019 Updated)

18 Best Time Management Apps and Tools (2019 Updated)

No one can dispute the countless benefits technology has brought us. It’s undoubtedly allowed us to connect, perform, improve and leverage our resources beyond what was once imaginable.

If you’re not taking advantage of one of the hundreds of time management apps and tools out there, you’re definitely missing a trick.

But with so many apps to choose from, how do you know which ones to use? Well, this will depend on your needs, but we’ve put together a list of 18 of the very best time management apps that can help you with the most common time management challenges.

Let’s dive straight into the list…

1. Rescue Time — Use your time wisely

    If you have doubts that you’re using your time sensibly, this app will send you weekly reports to indicate what things are stealing your time. You may be shocked to discover how much time you’re actually wasting.

    Download Rescue Time

    2. Remember The Milk — Keep on top of all your tasks

      If you’re struggling to manage everything you have to do, and you work with many different devices, then this is the app for you. It’s a great free tool which is compatible with your mobile, computer, Gmail, Outlook, etc. It helps you to manage your tasks easily, and reminds you of them – wherever you are.

      Download Remember the Milk

      3. Focus Booster – Boost motivation to complete tasks

        This app is based on the principles of the Pomodoro Technique, and is aimed at individuals who procrastinate and feel overwhelmed by tasks. It’s designed to enhance your focus and remove any anxiety you might have with time pressures.


        Download Focus Booster

        4. Toggl – Keep track of time spent on projects and tasks

          This is a great alternative to time-sheets, if you need to track how much time you spend on different projects. Effective time management starts with being clear on exactly how much time you actually spend on your projects and tasks, and then through analysis, working out how you can manage them more effectively.

          Download Toggl

          5. Dropbox — Store and send large files easily

            There are many apps that allow you to transfer content from your computer to other devices – but Dropbox is free and easier to use than the others. With the Dropbox app, you can even access and share important files on the go.

            Download Dropbox

            6. Evernote — Keep all your notes in one place

              Evernote is a free productivity tool that allows you to capture all your ideas, thoughts and images in many different ways (e.g., with voice, notes or images).  You can even record your meetings, interviews, speeches and ideas, create lists, add voice or text attachments, and share your files with friends. You can also sync Remember The Milk with Evernote to really optimize your time.

              Download Evernote

              7. Mind42 — Focus on tasks at hand with mind mapping

                Mind mapping is a great productivity technique, and Mind42 is the best free mind mapping app currently available. It helps you to become more organized by focusing your thoughts – thereby gaining clarity on what needs to be done.


                Download Mind42

                8. SyncBackFree — Back up and sync your files effortlessly

                  This free software allows you to back up, restore and synchronize your files easily. It not only saves you time now – but also in the future. If you have never backed up your files before, you should definitely take a look at this pivotal tool.

                  Download SnycBackFree

                  9. MyLifeOrganized (MLO) — Manage your to-do lists effectively

                    Check this out if you find it difficult to manage all your tasks, to work with your to-do lists, and to organize your goals. This task management system helps you to target what you should be focusing on to reach your objectives. It automatically generates to-do lists, with priority actions for your immediate attention so that you can track your progress methodically.

                    Download MyLifeOrganized (MLO)

                    10. 1Password — Have all your passwords remembered

                      This app allows you to keep all your passwords in one encrypted database, protected by one password. This saves you time when you forget your passwords and need to retrieve them. It also allows you to use various passwords for different accounts so you don’t compromise on security.

                      Download 1Password

                      11. Pocket — Keep your eye on the ball

                        When you’re surfing the web, it’s easy to get distracted by enticing and fascinating websites. Use this tool to save your ‘finds’ to access and read later on at a convenient time which will not impact on your immediate work.


                        Download Pocket

                        12. [email protected] — Boost your attention span

                          This amazing app combines neuroscience and music to boost your productivity. According to the developers, it’s possible to increase your attention span by up to 400%! Ideal for those who find it difficult to focus while studying, working or reading.

                          Download [email protected]

                          13. Launchy — Interact with your computer in a smart way

                            This small and simple tool allows you to launch your documents, project files, folders, and bookmarks with just a few keystrokes. This makes life so much easier as you don’t need to go through the start menu to access what you want.

                            Download Launchy

                            14. Forest — Boost your focus by growing a forest

                              This unique and fun app helps you stay focused and on-track. The concept is simple: whenever you want to focus, plant a virtual tree. If you stay focused, the tree will grow. If you lose focus, the tree will die. As the app’s name implies, you can grow multiple trees to create a virtual forest!

                              Download Forest

                              15. Trello — Track your projects in a highly visual way

                                This is a hugely popular app that you may already be familiar with. It works by allowing you to create cards for tasks that you need to complete. Each card moves across the Trello board (which is typically broken into columns such as To Do, In Progress, and Completed) as your start, work on and complete the associated task.


                                Download Trello

                                16. Wunderlist — Digitalize your to-do lists

                                  Purchased by Microsoft in 2015, Wunderlist is an easy to use, feature-packed to-do list app. From planning a holiday, to sharing a shopping list with a partner, or managing multiple work projects, Wunderlist will keep you on top of all your tasks.

                                  Download Wunderlist

                                  17. TimeTree — Have a shared calendar with your family

                                    This app allows families or teams to share multiple calendars and appointments. So, whether you’re planning a party, or run a local sports team, Time Tree can keep everyone up-to-date with all current and upcoming activities and events.

                                    Download Time Tree

                                    18. Todoist — Capture and order all your tasks and activities easily

                                      Todoist is close to being the ultimate digital to-do list. It’s available via browsers and apps, and lets you schedule all your tasks and activities. Each item can be flagged for priority as well as given a due date. There is also a neat option to add notes to any of your tasks.

                                      Download Todoist

                                      The above list covers what we consider to be the very best time management apps and tools. And the good news is – that many of them are completely free of charge! So, what are you waiting for? Select the ones that will be the most valuable to you – and begin boosting your productivity now!

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