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Apple iPhone 7 Concept

Apple products are news makers and there is nothing different with the most awaited iPhone 7. Since the start of the year, iPhone 7 has been in the news, be it for its design, specifications or expected features and what not.

iPhone 7, which is expected to release this fall, is rumored to have a close resemblance with its predecessors. The Tech Giant follows a traditional pattern of overhauling the design of its flagship iPhone every two years, but this seems to change this year.  Apple is rumored to release iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 plus with the screen size similar to the previous generation of iPhone 6s & 6s Plus i.e. 4.7 inches and 5.5 inches.

No more standard 3.5 mm earpods

According to Wall Street Journal, only noticeable change will be removal of 3.5mm headphone jack and replacing it with its new Ear Pods with standard Lightning Connector which is used for fast charging as of now. According to the recent news, apple could be offering a lightning adapter in order to allow its customers to use their conventional Ear pods or Headphones with new iPhone. As with the removal of headphone jack and using the charging port for the headphones, there are doubts about charging the phone while the Ear Pods are plugged in. To resolve this issue, Apple is also exploring the option of Wireless charging technology that could be included in the new iPhone 7. Additionally, Apple is said to be updating the proximity sensor to a “dual specification” that the company hopes will be more accurate. It’s not entirely clear what the report means by dual specification, but presumably the omitter and receiver will be broken into two.

At the same time, it is rumored that headphone jack can be stayed and can be joined by a Dual SIM tray, given the fact that no iPhone has featured such capabilities before. However, we don’t believe Apple will ever go in that direction and offer a dual sim phone.

A Dual Lens Camera Setup

Sources have suggested that a dual camera set up could be offered on iPhone 7 plus model while its sibling could only get a larger camera with just one lens. It is rumored that Samsung, Oppo, Vivo, Xiaomi are also exploring dual lens camera for their upcoming smartphones, so it will be interesting to see what the mobile industry offers.

Now an iPhone with even larger storage

The iPhone 7 Plus model could also be an only model receiving a 256 GB storage option. Thus iPhone 7 plus can be offered with 16 Gb, 64 GB, and 256 GB, i.e. Apple is all set to remove its 128 GB version. Moreover, iPhone 7 may ship with 2GB RAM compared to 3 GB option in plus version.

Recent leaks about the product suggest that Apple is rethinking its home button for this year handset. Instead of a button, it will provide a touch sensitive pad. Users will have to perform tapping actions to activate specific actions. Battery life is expected to be same or slightly better than its predecessor iPhone 6s plus. Apple is also working on AMOLED displays for future products, but this may not be included in the coming release.

The rumored release date of the awaited iPhone 7 is this fall, i.e. at the end of September 2016.

Whatever the final product will be, Expect even longer waiting queues in front of Apple Stores this fall.  So which features you are most excited about. Share your views in comments with us.

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chromebook

A few years ago, Chromebooks were a bit of a laughing stock. They were under performing single-purpose laptops that weren’t even good at the only thing they could do (that is, surf the web). Nobody really warmed up to them, despite their low price. Early sales were more than disappointing, and even Google’s few hardware partners looked like they were only doing this as a way to court Google’s favor. The whole project seemed doomed from the start.

But somehow, over the last two years, Chromebooks went from being irrelevant to actually making a sizable dent in the laptop market. And not just in the business market. Amazon this week reported that two out of its three best-selling laptops during the holiday season were Chromebooks.

According to the latest numbers from NPD, Chromebooks accounted for 21 percent of all laptop sales and almost 10 percent of all computer sales to businesses in 2013. That’s up from virtually nothing in the year before.

 Chromebooks accounts for 21 percent of all laptop sales and almost 10 percent of all computer sales in 2013

Two years ago, as per numbers shared by Google, it seemed Chromebooks were only doing somewhat well in schools. But over the last year, Google created a more diverse ecosystem of hardware partners. Chromebooks ecosystem now includes virtually all major laptop manufacturers, including the likes of Lenovo, HP, Toshiba and Acer and more to join soon.

With the $1,300 Chromebook Pixel, Google even designed its own high-end Chromebook. It was not very popular primarily because of its high price but it surely helped the ecosystem and potential business customers to warm up the idea, too. Over the last year, ChromeOS feels more like a regular PC and less than a laptop that can only run a browser. Chromebooks are usually criticized because of their limited offline capabilities and this is the one area Google’s engineers worked hard by adding more offline capabilities.

Today’s Chromebooks are nothing like the old Cr-48 prototype Google once sent out to bloggers in late 2010. And due to growing popularity of Chromebooks, Microsoft is concerned about losing market share in the business world.

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According to the latest rumors Apple is developing new iPhone designs including bigger screens with curved glass and enhanced sensors that can detect different levels of pressure. There are two iPhone models that are rumored to be under development planned for release in second half of next year. Apple is also implementing sensors that can distinguish heavy or light touches on the screen.

The two new models would be Apple’s largest iPhones

With screen size of 4.7 inches and 5.5 inches, the two new models would be Apple’s largest iPhones, the person said, and would directly compete with Samsung’s Note 3 phablet. The new Apple handsets are still in development and plans haven’t been completed.

These are still rumors so take them with grain of salt. But Apple fans would definitely like to have iPhones with bigger screens.

 

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iphone 5s vs nexus 5

The wait has come to an end and the Google’s Nexus 5 smartphone has gone from rumors to reality bringing with it the latest and greatest Android 4.4 KitKat. On the other side iPhone 5S is the flagship from Apple. You will see lots of comparisons in the coming weeks. Whether you’re in the shipping queue or just planning to buy one of these, vote in our poll and let us know which device do you think is better?

 

 

 

 

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Google Hangouts

The most awaited feature of SMS integration is finally coming to Google’s Hangouts. The company announced the new feature, describing it as one of the most popular requests from users, today during an event in San Francisco.

Google’s Vic Gundotra said on stage-

 

“You can have one place to manage all of your communication,” .

This app will also feature a one-tap location-sharing feature. “How many times have you been in a conversation with a friend, and the question has come up, ‘Where are you?” Gundotra said. “There’s simply a button at the bottom, a place button. You click it, and we will get your location from Google Maps and inject it with a single click.” This button will be available next to the image button.

This update will also bring support for animated GIFs. The video calls will also be enhanced. Google is bringing auto enhance feature to video calls that will fix and enhance webcam brightness and contrast based on the lighting. Also the Video Calls will now support High Definition by default.

The new version of the mobile app will start rolling out over the next several days, while the new On Air features are expected to take several weeks to finish rolling out.

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According to a new study, the Samsung Galaxy S3 outperformed Apple’s latest handsets in terms of overall screen accuracy. Finland based tech test and measurement company OptoFidelity used its own Touch Panel Performance Tester to measure the iPhone 5C, iPhone 5S, and Samsung Galaxy S3. The device uses a robot to “touch” exact coordinates on a screen. It then measures the coordinates of the touch device to see how closely they matched.

Touch-Accuracy

Image Credit : GSMarena

In above picture you can see that charts of iPhones are covered in red, which means accuracy is off by over a millimeter. The green area represents that accuracy is within a millimeter. It is clear from the charts that ageing Galaxy S3 has much better accuracy than the latest iPhones which further leads to less typing errors.

“Because the touch accuracy is more even in Galaxy S3 than in iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C, you get a lot less typing errors, and letters which are close to the edge are working better,” OptoFidelity said in its report. “You can also test this by tapping letters on the edge and typing long text messages.”

So, iPhone touchscreens may be fast in terms of responsiveness but are they accurate? No.

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Just one day after launch, Blackberry has reported that its BBM app for Android and iOS has been downloaded over 10 million times. The app has already topped the charts of Apple Store in 75 countries, including the US, Canada, the UK, Indonesia and most of the Middle East. On Android, BBM has earned 60,000 five-star reviews out of about 87,000 reviews.

The response on both platforms has been tremendous till now. Most of the users seems to be pretty much satisfied with the efforts of BlackBerry. However the app was originally set to come out in September, but BlackBerry delayed its release after a leaked version was allegedly downloaded by a millions of users throwing company’s servers going haywire. At that time, the release was aborted which earned much criticism to the company. So this time company was well prepared after the initial response. There was a wait list for the activation (not for people who have already registered for this service) and the access has been denied for the previously leaked app.

Now the next step is maintaining an active user base after the initial rush of downloads passes.

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ipad air

Apple has officially announced the latest iteration of iPad – The “iPad Air”. As the name suggests it weighs only at 1 pound. Its bezel has been shrinked without compromising on screen real estate. Apple says it’s 20 percent thinner and only 7.5mm thick.

The iPad Air features the latest 64-bit A7 Chip under the hood with Retina Display as expected. Apple says is 8 times faster and has 72 times better graphics performance than the old processor. It also has a 5-megapixel iSight camera and FaceTime HD front-facing camera. The facetime camera is BIS (Backside Illuminated) for better low light performance. Battery life is expected around 10 hours.

It will be available in US, UK, China and Japan from November 1st starting at $499 for wi-fi and $699 for the cellular version.

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BlackBerry has announced that BlackBerry Messenger will be released today for Android and iOS. The company originally planned to release its messaging app late last month, but because of an early version leaked out, those plans were pushed back bringing criticism to the company. That unreleased early version was downloaded by more than 1 million users around the world affecting the BBM Servers.

To prevent a repeat of last month’s server troubles, the company is implementing a wait list system: those who signed up in advance can use BBM right away, while latecomers will have to secure a spot in line.

Here’s how it is going to work

BBM Roll Out Details:

  1. Download BBM – the easiest way is to visit BBM.com from your Android or iPhone browser*
  2. Once you install the app, open it, and enter your email address to hold your spot in line
  3. We will email you as soon as you reach the front of the line and can start using BBM

It’s not quite the broad launch many were hoping for, but at last it is good news for BBM fans.

According to BlackBerry

“In the next few hours, people will start seeing BBM in Google Play, the App Store and in select Samsung App Stores”

 “We are focused on moving millions of customers through the line as fast as possible,” BlackBerry says. The company will be providing updates on “how quickly the line is moving” via its Twitter account. So get your Droids & iPhones ready.

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remote desktop

Microsoft had a little treat in store for iOS and Android users with the release of Remote Desktop client app, allowing users to connect to their Windows PCs from their smartphones and tablets.  but there was no Windows Phone version in sight. Fortunately, Microsoft is already working quickly to fix this. “Remote desktop on phones is a relatively rare usage scenario,” a Microsoft spokesperson said in a statement. “That said, we are working on a version of the app for Windows Phone. We’ll be able to share time frame at a later point in time.” It’s still a little surprising to see this from Microsoft, but hopefully Windows Phone users won’t have to wait too long.

About App

This app is exactly what you would expect – a duplication of the Remote Desktop interface in Windows, complete with complicated options. However You would find that it would be easier to use competitive apps that don’t require knowledge of your IP address and setting up your firewall.

Features of Microsoft Remote Desktop App. 

  •  Access to remote resources through your Remote Desktop Gateway
  •  Rich multi-touch experience with remote desktop protocol (RDP) and RemoteFX supporting Windows gestures
  •  Secure connection to your data and applications with breakthrough Network Layer Authentication (NLA) technology
  •  Simple management of all remote connections from the connection center
  •  High quality video and sound streaming with improved compression and bandwidth usage

* via – play store

iOS and Android Users can Download it from following links:
App Store      Play Store

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