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  1. Apple Inc is working on a feature that will let you unlock your iPhone using your face instead of a fingerprint. For its redesigned iPhone, set to go on sale later this year, Apple is testing an improved security system that allows users to log in, authenticate payments, and launch secure apps by scanning their face, according to people familiar with the product. This is powered by a new 3-D sensor, added the people, who asked not to be identified discussing technology that’s still in development. The company is also testing eye scanning to augment the system, one of the people said. The sensor’s speed and accuracy are focal points of the feature. It can scan a user’s face and unlock the iPhone within a few hundred milliseconds, the person said. It is designed to work even if the device is laying flat on a table, rather than just close up to the face. The feature is still being tested and may not appear with the new device. However, the intent is for it to replace the Touch ID fingerprint scanner, according to the person. An Apple spokesman declined to comment. In testing, the face unlock feature takes in more data points than a fingerprint scan, making it more secure than the Touch ID system, the person said. Apple introduced Touch ID in 2013 with the iPhone 5s for unlocking the phone and it added support for authenticating payments and logging into apps a year later. Apple is not the first to use different forms of biometric authentication. In its latest phones, Samsung included iris scanners that let users unlock their phones and make payments by scanning their eyes. Samsung’s feature on its Galaxy S8 smartphone launched to poor reviews as users were able to trick the sensor with printed photo copies of a person’s eyes. Apple’s sensor has 3-D depth perception, which means the system is less likely to be duped by 2-D pictures. Analysts at JPMorgan Chase & Co. and other firms said earlier this year that a 3-D sensor would likely be included in the next iPhone. The new iPhone’s debut this fall will mark the biggest upgrade in years to the company’s most important product. Apple launched the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus last fall, focusing on camera and speed upgrades while using the same design as the previous iPhone 6s (which essentially added a pressure-sensitive screen to the 2014 iPhone 6’s design). The iPhone generates nearly two-thirds of Apple’s sales, and has become a central hub for products like the Apple Watch, Apple TV, and the new HomePod. In addition to the face unlock feature, Apple is testing next-generation iPhone prototypes that include a dedicated chip for processing artificial intelligence tasks and screens that can display content at a higher frame rate. The AI chip is internally called the Apple Neural Engine and would improve battery life by handling tasks like image recognition and typing suggestions, Bloomberg News reported in May. The faster screens in testing are the same as the ProMotion displays in Apple’s latest iPad tablets, one of the people said. For the device’s decade anniversary, Apple is also testing a new glass casing, steel edges, and a larger display that fits into a smaller overall body, Bloomberg News reported in April. The new phone will have glass on both the front and back that curves at the edges. Between the glass front and back is a stainless steel frame that houses power and volume controls. The front and back glass looks continuous because of how thin the steel surrounding frame is, people familiar with the device said. The edge-to-edge display’s only break will be a cutout in the glass to fit in the earpiece, front facing camera, and facial recognition sensor, one of the people said. The redesigned iPhone will use an OLED screen, which reproduces colors more crisply, while the company is also planning updates to the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus that still include standard LCD screens. The new 3-D sensor is being tested for the OLED version. All three phones will include faster, more efficient processors based on a 10-nanometer production process, people familiar with the products said. The non-OLED phones will be more readily available than the revamped phone at launch because of supply constraints, Bloomberg News has reported. The nearly all-screen front on the revamped iPhone means it will be about as big physically as the iPhone 7, but will have a display roughly the size of the one on the larger iPhone 7 Plus. The new device will have slimmer side bezels around the screen and eliminate the physical home button in favor of a virtual software-based button. Apple has faced challenges integrating the Touch ID fingerprint scanner into this new screen, people familiar with Apple’s work have said. Apple is also testing additional gestures, such as swiping across the center of the screen to launch actions, to replace the home button. Apple is also working on new augmented reality capabilities, Bloomberg News reported earlier this year. It’s unclear whether the new 3-D sensor will support AR features, or just focus on face and eye scanning for security and authentication. For now, Apple’s public AR work is focused on ARKit, a software platform for developers to make AR apps for iPhones.
  2. So this app for all apps has made the whole world sit up, and in a good way. Google’s recent release, Triangle, an experimental app, has arrived for users to assure better data management on their smart phones. This app for apps is being test run in the Philippines. With Triangle, it is easy to find out how much data remains in your account and track the most data thirsty apps. There is even hope for blocking individual apps from drawing data unnecessarily. Tech circuits see this as a pivotal discovery after the Data Saver mode to its mobile Chrome browser and data saver feature in Pixel Phones. The problem is not with limited data usage everywhere, what matters is an overdose of it. “The problem of limited data is not a concern here in the US, where unlimited data plans are the norm, and bandwidth is more readily available. However, in a number of emerging markets, mobile data usage is often a concern. With Triangle, Google is experimenting with a different way to cut down on mobile data by giving users more granular control over how that data is being used,” writes Techcrunch. There’s something new on offer, like reward data to try out new apps. In exchange of existing apps, extra data gets added. In the Philippines, Globe and Smart prepaid users are the beneficiaries of this interesting scheme. The freebie can be utilised on the apps recommended by Google. From Techcrunch report, no formal announcement came about Triangle's launch and similarly, no update is available on the future plans of Triangle, regarding where it can be expected next and how accessible it is going to be and so on. Android and iOS platforms offer Triangle for free in the Philippines.
  3. After the great success of the Redmi series and recently annocuned Redmi 4 and 4X. Xiaomi could announce a new handset next month in July. This new leak is coming from China directly. The smartphone will not be a Redmi series, but a Mi phone instead, as said in the leak. This can be a hint that the company can launch an entirely new phone in the Mi series. Earlier today, “riva” a new Xiaomi handset has appeared on Geekbench. After the specifications leak on Geekbench, we expect it to launch this month. Xiaomi’s new handset has specifications like 3GB RAM and chipset of Snapdragon 427, Snapdragon 425 or Snapdragon 415. The Xiaomi riva will ship with Android 7.1.2 Nougat on-board. This is the only information that we know about the Xiaomi “riva” till date. We will update you with some more details in the near future before the smartphone gets officially announced. Till then you can check our Best of articles and some other news. After this announcement you can expect the Xiaomi to launch a Mi series to capture the market with its amazing featured smartphone.
  4. LG released its newest flagship, the G6, in April this year. Now, it seems the company might be considering, or at least considered at one point, releasing a mini version of that device. TechnoBuffalo reports that its team viewed an internal document that depicts a 5.4-inch device with an 18:9 aspect ratio. That’s the same unique ratio LG introduced with the G6. The document didn’t mention any specs, and it’s dated to last year. This could mean LG canceled its plans to manufacture this device, although TechnoBuffalo thinks the phone could still happen. In actuality, a 5.4-inch device isn’t much smaller than the G6’s current 5.7-inch display. I wouldn’t expect LG to release a smaller G6, but hey, you never know.
  5. With Memorial Day behind us, July Fourth is the next holiday to get big sales, and we’ve rounded up a number of tech deals worth checking out during the long weekend. Highlights include early Prime Day deals, $50 off the Nest Learning Thermostat, Microsoft’s Ultimate Game Sale, big discounts on Lenovo laptops, and so much more. Without further ado, here are our favorite Independence Day sales: AMAZON Amazon is already busy promoting Prime Day which we mentioned earlier this week. The event takes place on July 11th, and there are already deals to take advantage of. Prime Day deals: Get four months of Amazon Music Unlimited with access to tens of millions of songs for just $0.99. Get $10 to spend by Prime Day when you stream a Prime Video for the first time. Get 25 percent off a six-month Kindle Unlimited membership, 33 percent off a 12-month Kindle Unlimited membership, and 40 percent off a 24-month Kindle Unlimited membership. Non-Prime Day deals: As we covered earlier this week, save up to $80 on new handsets for Prime members including Nokia 6 ($179.99 down from $229.99), Alcatel Idol 5S ($199.99 down from $279.99), Alcatel A50 ($99.99 down from $149.99), Alcatel A30 Plus ($79.99 down from $129.99), and Moto E4 ($99.99 down from $129.99). Buy three Echo Dots and save $20 with code DOT3PACK for a total of $130, which is still cheaper than one Echo. Buy two Echo devices and save $100 with code ECHO2PACK for a total of $259.99. HP Now through July 8th, shop HP's Fourth of July sale to save up to $500 on select laptops and desktops. Take $200 off the HP ENVY x360 Convertible Laptop 15t, now $699.99. Take $170 off the HP Pavilion Laptop 15t (touch optional), now starting at $459.99. MICROSOFT Until July 10th, take advantage of Microsoft’s Ultimate Game Sale with discounts on PC hardware and Xbox titles. Save $130 on the Lenovo Legion Y720 Gaming Laptop, now $1,199. Save $20 on Battlefield 1 for Xbox One, and $30 on Titanfall 2 for Xbox One. NEWEGG Through July 4th, save up to 88 percent off at the Independence Day Sale. Take $20 off the WD 2TB My Passport Portable Hard Drive (USB 3.0 Model), now $79.99. Make sure to use code 06304TH8 for an extra $5 off. Take $350 off the Lenovo Y700 (2.60GHz processor, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M, 16GB RAM, 128GB SSD, 1TB HDD) Gaming Laptop, now $899. B&H B&H is running some promos for the holiday, including up to $100 off Apple Watch Series 2 models. Save $100 on the Apple Watch Series 2 42mm smartwatch, now $659 until July 5th. Save $50 on the Nest Learning Thermostat — a five-star-rated item among B&H customers — which is now $199. EBAY eBay is running red, white, and blue deals including the aforementioned Nest Thermostat at B&H, also available for $199 at eBay. Save $5 on the super popular Google Chromecast, now $30 (with limited stock left). LENOVO Until July 9th, save up to 43 percent on select home laptops. Lenovo is also offering a 15 percent discount off the entire purchase for Active Military, Reservists, Veterans, and immediate family members. Save $140 on the Lenovo Legion Y520 Laptop with eCoupon DEAL331, now $779.99.
  6. The iPhone, which turns 10 years old today, is arguably one of the most transformative pieces of consumer technology ever created. It kicked off the smartphone boom by putting the first accessible and easy-to-use computer in our pockets, helped usher in entire software industries in just a few years’ time, and obviated the need for scores of single-purpose gadgets, from point-and-shoot cameras to GPS units to MP3 players. Yet for all the benefits that the iPhone helped deliver, our current level of unprecedented digital connection has left quite a few critics dismayed and concerned over our screen addiction and our inability to go even a few minutes without unlocking our devices. The most surprising among this group happens to be the iPhone’s original creators. “I DON’T FEEL GOOD ABOUT THE DISTRACTION.” In a talk at design studio IDEO’s Palo Alto headquarters Wednesday evening, former Apple employees Bas Ording, Brian Huppi, and Greg Christie discussed the ways in which the device they were instrumental in developing has impacted society. The conversation was led by One Device author and journalist Brian Merchant, and it more generally covered the earliest days of the iPhone’s creation, when the offbeat and wildly creative mixture of engineers and designers initially conceived of a more advanced touchscreen computer prototype using multitouch technology. However, in a Q&A following the discussion, a crowd member asked the three men to reflect on both the positive and negative effects of the smartphone boom. “It terms of whether it’s net positive or net negative, I don’t think we know yet,” Christie, who led Apple’s human interface team and oversaw the team’s earliest multitouch demos, told the crowd. “I don’t feel good about the distraction. It’s certainly an unintended consequence.” Data backs up Christie’s concerns. One in three people around the world have trouble unplugging, even when they’re aware that it’s a healthier way to spend a vacation or time away from work, according to a 2017 study from GfK Global. Christie says he notices every time he goes out for dinner with his family, when nearby tables of people will take their phones out after the meal is finished. “I think it’s a combination of factors,” he added. “The fact that it is so portable so it’s always with you, it’s radically easy to use compared with previous digital technology products, and it provides so much for you that the addiction actually, in retrospect, is not surprising.” Ording, a revered user interface expert who helped pioneer the multitouch language we now converse in every day, feels the same. “The positive is that it’s easy to use, so a lot of people can use it,” Ording said. “The downside is too many people are staring at their phones. I probably do it, too.” “I WONDER IF IT’S NOT A BIT LIKE TV WHEN IT FIRST CAME OUT.” Huppi, one of the principal input engineers who developed the iPhone’s initial touchscreen foundation, fell back on a quote he remembers reading in Merchant’s book: “technology is morally neutral.” He said that anything as powerful as the smartphone will inevitably contain the capacity for both positive and negative effects on its users. “I certainly am not excited about how much of a distraction it is in people’s lives,” Huppi said. “I’ve got to believe there’s just so many accidents on the road now from people looking at their phones.” But he added that it’s going to take us a while to fully come to terms with the modern smartphone, even 10 years since its inception. “I wonder if it’s not a bit like TV when it first came out,” he said. “Maybe eventually it finds its place in everyone’s lives and it’s not just this gadget everyone is enamored with.” Christie still believes that transition will come. “This sort of thing happens every time there’s a major media transition, whether you’re talking about Gutenberg and the [printing] press, whether your talking about the emergence of radio,the emergence of television, the emergence of the internet,” he said. “People both individually and collectively as a society have to learn how to adjust to the new media reality that they find themselves in. Technology changes faster than people.”
  7. Comcast's new phone service, Xfinity Mobile, has an astonishingly minimal phone lineup. There are a few iPhone models, a couple Samsung Galaxy handsets, and a $132 LG phone from 2016, the LG X power. Well, now LG has something new to offer: the LG X Charge, which beats the X Power's 4,100mAh battery with a 4,500mAh monster. Otherwise, there's nothing impressive about this phone. It runs Android 7.0 on an unspecified 1.5GHz octa-core processor, has 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, and 802.11n Wi-Fi. A 5.5-inch 1280 x 720 screen is your portal to this low-end experience. At least the phone isn't super thick: 8.4mm is thinner than most of Motorola's attempts at big battery phones. Unfortunately, we don't know the most important stat yet: price. If Xfinity charges much more than $200, it would be a crime, but it's hard to deny that an Android phone with "all weekend" battery life is compelling, no matter how pitiful its specs are.
  8. Let’s face it, Snapchat is facing some serious, constant competition from Instagram. While the company is nowhere near down and out, brands and individuals are increasingly shifting over to Instagram Stories for a variety of reasons. Instagram has been relentless about bringing over some of Snapchat’s best features and tools — and often making its own refinements and improvements along the way. In April, Instagram Stories usage surpassed all Snapchat activity, with Instagram Stories users surpassing 200 million, and Snapchat stories rounding up to 160 million (both numbers are likely higher now). Even if you’re not ready to fully move away from Snapchat, I’m here to teach you the ins and outs of Instagram Stories, and how to become a true pro on the stories platform that people are increasingly starting to explore. WHY EVEN USE INSTAGRAM STORIES Instagram Stories generally provide a better, less perplexing user experience. Now if you’re a brand, the list of reasons why you should use Instagram Stories are endless. Most importantly, the amount of people you are likely to reach on Instagram is usually far greater than on Snapchat. Additionally, it provides another platform to make creative content, and ultimately drive to your goal, whether that’s to have someone buy clothes, read a blog post, or download a song. You also don’t get that ugly white square around your media like you do in Snapchat when you upload content from your camera roll, either. The ways to get creative on the platform are truly endless. It’s almost like a small TV channel for your brand where you can go to town with out-of-the-box concepts. THE BASICS How to add to your story: There are two ways to add to your story: the first is by going to your profile page and clicking on your icon. The second is going to your main feed and clicking on the camera icon on the top left corner. Once you are done adding text, drawings, and stickers on your masterpiece you tap the “+ your story” icon at the bottom right corner and it has officially been added to your story. How to select a media format: Once you’ve made it to the “add to your story” screen, the bottom of your screen will allow you to swipe right and left to choose between Normal (a regular photo or video), Boomerang (a GIF), Rewind (your video in reverse), and Hands Free (which automatically takes a 15 second video without you having to hold down the record button). How to add filters: Just like Snapchat, you swipe left to advance through a series of filters that can be applied to your photo or video clip. Easy. How to add filters How to add an image or video from your camera roll to your story: There are two ways to do this. You will notice a small icon on the bottom left of the screen next to the flash icon. This will have a thumbnail of the latest media in your camera roll. You can click this to unveil your photos and videos from the last 24 hours. The other way to do this is to swipe your screen down. You can’t post anything that has been taken more than a day ago, but I’ve got a hack for that later in this article. If you are uploading a custom image (like a flyer in my case for when I’m DJ’ing), the dimensions are 1080 x 1920 pixels. The video aspect ratio is 9:16, and the length can very from anywhere between one second and 15 seconds. STICKERS How to add geotags: You get to stickers by clicking on the square happy face icon on the top right corner of your screen. You’ll see a “location” sticker. Once you tap this, a series of options will come up. If you don’t see your location you can also search for it. I don’t really need to explain how to use other stickers as its just a matter of scrolling and finding whichever one you want to use. How to add a selfie sticker: Once you hit stickers icon, you’ll see a camera icon to the left of #hashtag. You can click on this and take a selfie, and then tap the image to add a white circle around it or leave it with glowing edges. You can only take a selfie with this sticker. This is great for many things: I’ve seen people take multiple pictures and add each of their friends faces to different bowls of ramen. Or you can be like me and add your face to a picture of the sky and pretend to be god or the sun. The possibilities are endless.
  9. Since there are mechanics on the Red Planet, NASA’s Curiosity rover has been powered with a new algorithm that would help the rover maintain the stability of its wheels. The software known as the traction control has the capacity to adjust the speed of the rover’s wheels depending on its surroundings and the type of rocks it’s investigating. The software, which took about eighteen months of countless testing processes, was launched on Mars in March and was approved at the Mars Science Laboratory (JPL) on June 8. Since 2013, the engineers managing the JPL had been researching how to reduce the impacts of wear and tear on the rover’s wheels due to abrasion on the rugged surface of the Red Planet. When on a flat ground, all the four wheels rotate at the same speed. But when the wheels are moving on an uneven terrain, the impact makes the wheels to start slipping. The impact brings challenges especially when the rover slides over the pointed and embedded rocks. When this continues for a long time, the eventually experiences high forces that lead to cracks and punctures on the Curiosity’s six wheels. The wheels are basically designed for climbing rocks though the space between them is more vulnerable. If the rover climbs pointed rocks, it’s likely that the skin between the wheels is damaged. Though the scientists still believe the wheels has more years on top of its estimated lifespan, the current upgrade is to ensure the rover has more extended life to accomplish its mission on Mars. The software uses real-time facts to regulate the speed of the wheels thus reducing the intense pressure from the rocks and tough terrains. The Curiosity rover was launched on Mars in 2012 and since then it has been roving on the planet examining the type of rocks and their magnitudes. Recently, the rover has also been upgraded with powerful software that would improve its brain to make decisions on its own without the human intervention. It’s the first time in the space history that the artificial intelligence is being used on the robotic space missions.
  10. Every iPhone has come with a hole in its bottom. Did I say hole? I meant charging port. First it was the 30-pin port on the iPhone "2G" in 2007, which lasted until the iPhone 4S in 2011. And then it was the Lightning port, which has appeared on every iPhone since the iPhone 5 in 2012. But expect that to change in the future. It's not a question of if the port will go away, but when will it happen. We think it could happen in 2020, but given all the "courage" Apple summoned to kill the headphone jack on the iPhone 7 it's possible they could kill the Lightning port earlier. (But probably not this year.) A necessary tradeoff Apple's always considered the growing pains of removing ports and switching to new ones a necessary tradeoff for thinner and lighter designs or better technologies, and guess what? It's always been right. Remember when people whined about the iMac not having a floppy disk drive? Or when people said Macs were doomed because they embraced USB instead of Serial Port? Or when they said it was a mistake for Apple to remove the iPad's "mute switch" (it was also used as an orientation lock switch) in favor of a software switch in Control Center? How the hell do you charge your iPhone if it doesn't have a traditional charging port? What are those people saying now? Exactly. It's indisputable that the future is wireless. Can you imagine if we all still relied on landlines instead of embracing cell phones? I can't stop myself from laughing at the thought. The iPhone is already mostly wireless, and I guarantee its charging will soon go wireless, too. Think about it, you can listen to music using wireless headphones (like AirPods) and wireless speakers, stream video wirelessly to a TV or computer screen using AirPlay and an Apple TV, wirelessly backup everything through iCloud, and even wirelessly connect accessories like 360-degree cameras, keyboards, and more. Why wouldn't you wirelessly charge your iPhone, then? You absolutely would... if the iPhone had wireless charging. And rumors strongly suggest this year Apple will finally include wireless charging in the "iPhone 8". Android users won't be impressed if this turns out true. Companies like Samsung and LG have had phones with wireless charging for years, and some of them like the Galaxy S8 still do. Why wireless charging is ubiquitous yet So why hasn't wireless charging taken off? Why is wireless charging — a feature that was supposed to become the thing for phones around 2012 — still not ubiquitous? There are a few issues with wireless charging, the main one being that it's slow. Usually a lot slower than charging through a wire. The convenience of wireless charging wasn't worth waiting around longer. Not when we're all so addicted to our phones. To be fair, there have been some real advances with wireless charging over the last few years. Samsung's "Fast Wireless Charging" isn't nearly as fast as its wired "Fast Charging," and LG announced last year its own wireless charging tech that's also as fast as wired charging, but we've yet to see it in any phones. Another issue is compatibility. Some phones support the Qi charging format and others Powermat. A single universal charging standard would've helped mainstream wireless charging years ago. Cost is another hurdle. Many companies stopped including wireless charging components because the market wasn't wasn't rallying around wireless charging. And the last — and probably the thing that benched wireless charging for the time being — was Qualcomm's wired Quick Charge technology, which is included with its Snapdragon chipsets that are found in most Android phones. With Quick Charge, which lets you "top off" your phone's battery quickly within just a few minutes, seriously, who would wait around for wireless charging to recharge their phone? Only a fool. Magnetic charging Giving the iPhone a Smart Connector would be pretty sweet. Ideally, future iPhones (and all phones and devices) would have true wireless charging — that is, charging at a distance — but that's still many, many years off. Disney researchers showed off such over-the-air wireless charging technology, and while it looks promising, it still requires a special setup in a room. For your home, this kinda thing would work, but what about when you're at work or at a Starbucks or somewhere the setup isn't available? How the hell do you charge your iPhone if it doesn't have a traditional charging port? Ditto for places that don't have inductive wireless charging pads. I'm glad you asked! If Lightning disappeara from iPhones in the future, Apple will likely switch to a magnetic-contacts charging method, something similar to the iPad Pro's Smart Connector. (There are already magnetic-based Lightning cables that do this exact thing.) Yes, a cable with a magnetic Smart Connector plug would still be wired charging, but it would also free up the iPhone for more important components like a bigger battery or better speakers. For Apple to adopt a Smart Connector, it'd need to make the magnetic plug pretty strong so that it doesn't come undone when you connect it to, say, a battery pack that's tossed around inside of your bag. That wouldn't be too difficult for Apple to figure out. The company's got loads of experience with the MagSafe connectors it used on old MacBooks. No ports is the only way forward If you've been following Apple product launches over the years, you know the reception is always one of two extremes. There are people who love when Apple simplifies its products, paring it down to the essentials, even when that means switching to new ports, breaking compatibility with old products and accessories, and living the #donglelife. And then there's the other side. The you'll-never-please-these-guys who'll hate on every change Apple makes and call it "user hostile." There's no way for Apple to please everyone. And it doesn't need to. It's totally OK if you love Apple's product designs, or hate them, or don't care at all. When we first started drafting up a design for our iPhone 2020, we had some reserves about removing the Lightning port. After all, 2020 is only four years away. So not too far into the future. But after looking at how long the 30-pin connector was kept around (nine years) and then Lightning (five years right now, but eight years by 2020), we no longer felt it was impossible for Apple to do it. If Apple follows what it did with the 30-pin, it would be just about time to retire Lightning in 2020. Sure, there would be the usual people complaining about having to buy new cables, docks, and accessories, but everyone made it out alive switching from 30-pin to Lightning, and they'll survive when Apple takes the next step. Our wireless future has no room for ports.
  11. Qualcomm has announced the next version of its processor for the wearables market, with the latest generation meant to fit within a variety of devices including fitness trackers, watches for kids, and more. It’s the Snapdragon Wear 1200, and it’s a new system-on-a-chip that’s meant primarily for tracking devices and personal fitness wearables. Qualcomm says that the new Snapdragon Wear 1200 takes up only 79 square millimeters and that it takes advantage of a 1.3GHz ARM Cortex A7 processor, an integrated Cat-M1, NB1, and eGPRS multi-mode modem. The Snapdragon Wear 1200 platform also supports GPS, VoLTE, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth 4.2. The company also touted the new platform’s battery life, saying it can support a wearable that can last up to 10 days on a single charge, even when it’s connected to LTE. The Snapdragon Wear 1200 is manufacturing now and begins shipping today, but one thing to note is that this platform is specifically meant for more “basic” wearables. As a result, it doesn’t support Android Wear, but rather Linux and RTOS operating systems.
  12. WhatsApp has been the go-to application for clients to send photos, recordings or even word files. There are some workarounds for documents that don't aid WhatsApp. clients can transfer the documents on cloud and in a while sharing the download hyperlink on WhatsApp, or utilize outsider programs to send the unsupported documents. appears WhatsApp would not need its customers to decide on outsider programs.WhatsApp is professedly attempting backing for a wide variety of records for Android, iOS and home windows smartphone.The take off become first noticed by way of WABetainfo and cases that the assist has got here in contries like India, Sri Lanka, Japan and Kuwait for some customers. The enterprise is relied upon to launch the update for all clients inside the coming months. The record likewise proposes that the report sharing factor of confinement for iOS is 128MB, whilst Android clients gets 100MB cutoff. clients can just proportion 64MB at the web version of the application.The up and coming replace will supply customers a hazard to share a huge collection of codecs inclusive of MP3 documents and even APK information. The reviews likewise endorse that the application will now permits clients to proportion uncompressed photos and movies.earlier there were additionally reviews approximately a review highlight for WhatsApp that enables clients to fix a sent message and some other popularity consist of for WhatsAppWeb
  13. San Francisco: Google has announced that it will stop scanning the inboxes of Gmails free users for ad personalization at some point later this year. Diane Greene, Google's Senior Vice President for Google Cloud, said the company made this decision because it "brings Gmail ads in line with how we personalize ads for other Google products", Tech Crunch reported on Friday. Google already doesn't do this for business users who subscribe to its G Suite services, but until now, it routinely scanned the inboxes of its free users to better target ads for them. It then combined that information with everything else it knows about its users to build its advertising profiles for them. "Consumer Gmail content will not be used or scanned for any ads personalization" later this year, the technology company based in Menlo Park, Northern California, said in a posting on its website, Xinhua news agency reported. "Ads shown are based on users' settings. Users can change those settings at any time, including disabling ads personalization. G Suite will continue to be ad free," the company said. Available in 72 languages, Gmail was launched in 2004 as free, advertising-supported email service with over 1 billion users worldwide. Google would not stop showing ads in Gmail, though, and it's worth noting that given how much the company already knows about all of its users, it just might not need these additional signals from Gmail,
  14. Features: Android 7.0 Nougat comes with faster speed and more efficient notification displays. There are lots of upgrades happened in latest version. We all are fed-up with the messy notifications, Nougat takes care of that and group them neatly and in order which expand and collapse on one tap. And with help of this feature you can easily share, reply and open to view more. This feature works with many text and chat apps, but it does not work when it comes to reply Gmail message this shows we still have some limitations. One of the invisible feature of Nougat is battery saving. One of the best feature is it provides multitasking feature which is very helpful when you are coping something from one app to other like when you are coping any number(Account no. or Aadhaar no.) from a screenshot. Android 7.0 Nougat provides 72 new and updates emoji with skin tone options and genders. And comes with cat-catching game. Some important features: Comes with customized quick setting icon in the pull-down menu. Data saver mode prevents from sending useless background data and this way it saves battery. Comes with more different wallpapers. Comes with option to change icons and text size. Multitasking which helps in coping data.
  15. This week we already mentioned several big sales, including another T-Mobile BOGO deal for the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Steam’s annual summer sale on popular (and sometimes not-so-popular) PC gaming titles. But we’ve also got some new deals to tell you about, the most noteworthy being eBay’s $125 discount on Samsung’s unlocked S8 and S8 plus, which is already only available at limited quantities. (So, you might want to act fast if you want one.) Also! A reminder that you have three more days to take advantage of Amazon’s deal on the Echo Show, ending June 28th. THIS WEEK’S BEST DEALS Last call: Amazon Echo Show: Save $100 (use code SHOW2PACK) when you preorder two Amazon Echo Shows. There are still no reviews, so in the meantime, here are the five highlights from the Echo Show announcement last month. As mentioned earlier this week, you can now watch your smart home camera from an Echo Show. Last call: Lenovo Laptop Sale: Save up to 43 percent on home laptops until June 28th, including the Yoga 900S which is now starting at $844. Last call: Monoprice deals: Until June 25th (Sunday) take 15 percent off your order with promo code SUMMER15. As mentioned before, they have good USB-C cables worth checking out. Samsung S8 T-Mobile deal: As mentioned on Monday, Samsung is offering another buy one, get one free deal for a limited time, available through the T-Mobile and Samsung websites. eBay S8 Unlocked deals: The online retailer is discounting both the S8 and S8 Plus phones by $125, selling the S8 for $599.99 and the S8 Plus for $699.99. Steam summer sale: As we covered on Thursday, Steam’s big sale just launched and runs until July 5th. Sony Premium Noise Cancelling Headphones: The Bluetooth headphones are at the lowest price we’ve seen, down to $328 on Amazon (about $20 lower than the previous all-time low). ASUS ZenBook Flip Signature Edition 2 in 1 PC: Save $270 at the Microsoft Store, bringing the price down to a fairly attainable $479. Sony Sound Bar deals: If you’re in the market to enhance your home audio, you can save 20 percent (now $398) on the CT800 with 4K HDR and Google Home Support (2017 model) until July 1st. Also save 29 percent (now $198) on the CT290 Ultra-Slim 300W with Bluetooth (2017 model) until July 8th.