Apple iPhone 7 Rumors: These Are The Features To Watch Out For

#iPhone7 #iOS9 – Apple iPhone 7 Rumors: These Are The Features To Watch Out For – Apple is releasing the iPhone 7 in a few months, but we just can’t help and wonder what the new flagship smartphone will have in store for consumers.

The smartphone battle continues and new features for this upcoming handset are reportedly revealed by an Apple insider. According to Yibada, KGI Securities Analyst Ming Chi Kuo constantly announces some bits of information about iPhones prior to their release. He recently named the top features to watch out for.

First, a total revamp in the design in which it boasts a “glass sandwich” appearance with a purported curved screen display that will help reduce distortions in the corners for a seamless view.

Rumors have been going around for years that Apple will use a curved display since Samsung and LG developed this kind of design. The report continues that Ming speculates that Apple will push through with this plan this year.

Aside from a glass sandwich appearance and curved screen display, the new handset is said to also feature thinner bezels. The borders of the iPhone will be reduced to its slimmest yet and this will widen the size of the screen without further expanding the device’s overall size.

In relation to the reduced bezels, 9to5Mac reports of leaked photos of an edge-to-edge screen design. The bezels on the left and rights sides are completely eliminated, while the top and bottom chins did not undergo any changes as the home button and speaker remain in their original positions.

However, the report also suggests that the leaked images of this “edge-to-edge” phone is completely fake and are not supported by previous rumors, it was just a simple photoshop trick.

Finally, the other rumoured features to watch out for are the wireless charging and retina scanner, as reported by Yibada.  The new flagship device from Apple could address the issues of most users when it comes to the smartphone’s battery life, as wireless charging could extend battery usage.

Aside from the fingerprint sensor, the retina scanner will be a new security feature that has been rumoured for a long time. It will be a first in the market if Apple does come out with this feature. The iPhone 7 will be released this September. What features do you think the new smartphone would most likely boast? Source: TheBitbag

Samsung Galaxy Note 6 Release absent at IFA 2016 to avoid a collision with the launch of iPhone 7

#GalaxyNote6 #iPhone7 – Samsung Galaxy Note 6 Release absent at IFA 2016 to avoid a collision with the launch of iPhone 7 – Samsung seems to be changing its strategy in beating its rival Apple as it will avoid battling head on with Apple devices in the fall.

According to Samsung-centric website SamMobile, Samsung Galaxy Note 6 release will happen in July, instead in September. For the past years, Samsung has been using the IFA event in Berlin, Germany as its launching platform for the Galaxy Note series.

The South Korean tech company usually holds a media event a day or two before the conference. According to reports, Samsung is looking into releasing its phablet in summer, which is actually better than fall release window as there are fewer competitions, especially the much anticipated Apple device.

Samsung Galaxy Note 6 aims to help the company in recovering from the downward trend of the sales, according to Android Origin. This can be attributed to Galaxy Note 5’s lackluster performance in the market.

The phablet was note well-received by consumers in comparison with its predecessors. Some buyers say that little improvements were incorporated in the device prompting fewer sales.

Meanwhile, Samsung Galaxy Note 6 features will most probably include the following: 5.8-inch Super AMOLED display, 4 GB or 6GB RAM, 128 GB of internal storage, a 12 MP main camera and something that will be clad in a metal case.

It will include an all-new Stylus Pen with possible changes to the overall design. In addition, The Samsung Galaxy Note 6 could come out with the fingerprint security feature though that may change if the company opts to go with Qualcomm Sense ID.

The phablet will come with Android N operating system out-of-the-box making it the first Samsung device to run with the said software. However, there is no official statement from the South Korean tech giant yet. Source: TheBitbag

BlackBerry May Quit Mobile Industry

#BlackBerry #Mobile – BlackBerry May Quit Mobile Industry – BlackBerry may be saying goodbye to the mobile manufacturing industry. As per the latest news, BlackBerry phones are not performing well in the market, and it’s directly harming the brand image.

According to India Today, Daniel Chan, an analyst with TD securities has opined that BlackBerry is planning to shut down its hardware business. In his perspective, it’s a right decision by BlackBerry.

Blackberry’s major phones especially BlackBerry Priv did not bring expected result. The brand was expected to unveil BlackBerry Venice at the Mobile World Congress. However, nothing came out from BlackBerry’s basket.

Spotting another reason behind BlackBerry’s move to step back from handset industry, Android Headlines says people are no longer interested in using BlackBerry’s operating system.

BlackBerry had tried Android Marshmallow on its BlackBerry Priv. However, nothing turned in favor of the brand. Daniel Chan has also predicted that BlackBerry would be getting into enterprise and security services, which could bring revenues of up to $1.4 billion per year, according toSoftpedia.

BlackBerry is hitting the headlines consistently for bad reasons. Recently, it lost the support from popular social media Facebook and Whatsapp. “We are extremely disappointed in their decision, as we know so many users love these apps.

We fought back to work with WhatsApp and Facebook to change their minds, but at this time, their decision stands,”  Lou Gazzola, In-charge of BlackBerry’s App Ecosystem and Developer Outreach team, officially announced. Thousands of customers who are using BlackBerry users will be in trouble in the absence of Whatsapp and Facebook.

A few weeks ago, BlackBerry has laid off 200 employees in its headquarters in Ontario and an office in Florida. It stated that cut-off policy was the need the hour in order to double up the efficiency of its employees.

Was that the real reason? The cut-off policy terminated the service of few top employees like Gary Klassen, BlackBerry’s director of software architecture and innovation.

The brand, which released some finest handsets, is likely to become the part of history. Do you feel BlackBerry’s phones are totally outdated in front of other top brand handsets? Source: TheBitbag

iPad Pro 9.7-Inch Review: Is the new apple tablet is enough to replace your laptop?

#iPadPro #Tablet – iPad Pro 9.7-Inch Review: Is the new apple tablet is enough to replace your laptop? – Apple has recently introduced the 9.7-inch iPad Pro, which is the downsized sibling of the iPad Pro 12.9, and shares the same screen size with the iPad Air 2.

In this review roundup, let’s check out what experts in the industry have to say about this new hot thing from Apple.

EXTERIOR DESIGN

The iPad Pro 9.7 rocks the same look as the iPad Air 2. The two tablets bear the same materials and thickness. In fact, according to Darren Murph of TechRadar, one could grab the 9.7-inch iPad Pro and he would assume that he’d just picked up the iPad Air 2.

GOOD BATTERY LIFE

In terms of its battery life, the 9.7-inch Pro significantly outshone the larger Pro and the iPad Air 2 based on battery tests that Ars Technica carried out. Similar to older iPads, Apple also gave the new tablet a battery that can last up to nine hours of cellular Web browsing and 10 hours of Wi-Fi Internet browsing.

“I’m inclined to attribute the improvement to the A9X’s newer manufacturing process,” says Ars Technica’s Andrew Cunningham. He also says that this device charges way faster than the big iPad Pro using its included charger.

PORTABILITY

“For creative professionals who use the Pencil a lot, a 9.7-inch tablet fits much more easily into a hand or the crook of an arm,” says Sascha Segan of PCMag. “It’s more portable.”

BEEFED UP SCREEN

This brand new tablet features a less reflective, brighter screen than the iPad Air 2. Murph thinks that the tablet’s True Tone display is gorgeous. David Phelan of Independent says that the tablet’s screen “certainly looks great.”

Apple says that as opposed to earlier iPads, the new tablet’s screen features 25 percent more saturation so as everything on it appears more vibrant.

PERFORMANCE

Murph thinks that the tablet’s performance is not a problem. He also adds that its speed was in line with what the bigger iPad Pro offers. “Performance simply wasn’t an issue as we whisked through apps, loaded up Procreate for iPad, and proceeded to get our doodle on,” says Murph.

PRICE

Some experts, including Segan, believe that the tablet’s price tag is “still a lot.” This new iPad Pro is priced from $599 to $1,029, depending on its storage and cellular capability. It is available in 32 GB, 128 GB and 256 GB variants, with or without LTE. It already went on sale last March 24, while delivery is expected to begin on March 31.

QUAD SPEAKERS

For Segan, the tablet’s quad speakers seem an added value for the device. “Apple told me the Pro was twice as loud as the Air 2, and I believe it,” she says, adding that when she was holding her finger next to one of the tablet’s speakers, she could really feel it pushing air.

WORKS WELL WITH APPLE PENCIL

Segan says that the $99 Apple Pencil worked perfectly with the tablet. “I plugged a Pencil into the bottom of the tablet, it paired quickly, and then it worked in Procreate with all of the pressure and tilt sensitivity I remember from the iPad Pro,” she says.

Phelan says that the Pencil is flawlessly crafted and feels great in the hand. “More than anything, it’s the Pencil which makes the Pro iPads feel like the most creative tablets Apple has made,” says Phelan.

SMART KEYBOARD CASE

Segan says that while the size of its keys felt smaller than the 12.2-inch iPad’s case, she says that “they had the same texture and clickiness.” Phelan says that he was able to type fast and accurately, even if the keyboard has less room than what is on the bigger model. “There’s plenty of travel in the keys and the gently scooped surfaces make it easy to hit the key you want,” he says.

EXPERTS’ VERDICTS

Segan appears to be impressed with the 9.7-inch iPad Pro. In her hands-on review with the tablet, Segan says that she likes it “a lot.” Murph believes that the 9.7-inch iPad Pro is a “premium machine, through and through.”

“The 9.7-inch iPad Pro is probably a look at the future of iPad – it’s a manageable size, has an industry-leading display, and is a joy to create art on,” says Murph in his hands-on review.

Phelan, in the meantime, calls this new tablet “the best iPad yet built” as it comes with a spectacular display, stonking audio along with great processing power.

Meanwhile, Lance Ulanoff of Mashable believes that what makes this 9.7-inch iPad Pro good is that it looks akin to an iPad Air 2, has an incredible power, touts a wonderful screen, rocks excellent snappers with 4K recording and features enhanced speakers.

However, he says that the bad things about this iPad is that it is pricier than the iPad Air 2, and that its Smart Keyboard and Apple Pencil cost extra.

CAN IT REPLACE YOUR LAPTOP?

During the announcement of this new product a few days ago, Apple highly touted this new slate. It even went as far as saying that this is the “ultimate PC replacement.”

“It is the ultimate upgrade for existing iPad users and replacement for PC users,” said Phil Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of worldwide marketing. “It’s the ultimate PC replacement for all those old PCs in the world,” Schiller added. Moreover, Schiller underscored that most of the new users of Apple’s iPad are coming from Windows PCs.

So, is the iPad Pro, particularly this 9.7-inch new model, an “ultimate” replacement for PC? A Tech Times report says “hardly so.” Moreover, even Microsoft posted a tweet as a response to this Apple’s claim.

 

While the 9.7-inch iPad Pro boasts impressive features, this tablet still does not run OS X. Walt Mossberg of Re/code and The Verge raises a good point about Apple’s proposition.

“I wouldn’t think of the new iPad Pro as a full and complete laptop replacement – yet. But it’s certainly much more than a way to watch Netflix. Even more than previous standard-sized iPads, it’s a way to handle many common tasks once only possible on a heavier, bulkier laptop,” Mossberg said.

“Honestly, with a keyboard I like better and just a few key improved apps, I could ditch my laptop for this,” he added. Source: Techtimes

 

Do Xiaomi Mi 5 better than the Samsung Galaxy S7?

#GalaxyS7 #XiaomiMi5 – Do Xiaomi Mi 5 better than the Samsung Galaxy S7? – Xiaomi Mi 5 can beat the top brand phone like Samsung Galaxy S7? Xiaomi Mi 5 was launched at the Mobile World Congress 2016 and also creating a hype with its wonderful features.

Xiaomi M5:  A Perfect Mid Range Phone Of The year?

Nashville chatter writing Xiaomi Mi 5 is a mid-range phone with the price tag $305 (32GB) and $415 (128GB). Xiaomi Mi 5 packs a 5.15 inch full HD display. The plus point of the phone is its metal body with 3D ceramic back, according to Business Today. The phone also carries a fingerprint sensor, which is placed below the display.

It’s powered by Qualcomm’s latest chipset and also featuring LPDDR 4 4GB of RAM. In addition to these, you will find Qualcomm Spectra image processor, face detection autofocus, which are added to cherish your photography moments. The phone  is equipped with DTI to produce better colors.

According to NDTV Gadgets, Xiaomi Mi 5 has a 3000mAh battery and its Quick Charge 3.0 is faster than its siblings.  Other features are USB Type-C port, VoLTE support, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/ac, 4G, Bluetooth 4.2, Glonass, and NFC.

Samsung Galaxy S7

Samsung Galaxy S7 was released in February as a flagship phone . It features a 5.1-inch display with a 2560×1440-pixel resolution at 577ppi. The phone’s weight is just  152 grams.

It has storage options like 32 or 64 GB and also has a microSD card slot. Altogether, your phone memory is  up to 200GB. It’s powered by Samsung Exynos 8890 processor, according to Know Your Mobile.

As we know, Samsung phones are famous for photography features especially selfie lovers are fond of Samsung phones. Samsung Galaxy S7 features  5 MP front camera and 12 MP rear camera with  f/1.7 aperture, 4K video.

There is 3000 mAh battery. The phone is available in Dark Grey or Gold colors. Investor Place says Samsung Galaxy S7 runs Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) with Samsung TouchWiz UI. It’s an IP68 Certified phone water resistant feature. The price tag of the device is $699.

Are you going to grab a Samsung Galaxy S7 by paying a huge amount? Or impressed by Xiaomi Mi 5?

iPhone SE will be promoted in each of the following countries

#iPhoneSE #Countries – iPhone SE will be promoted in each of the following countries : Given that Apple sold 30 million 4-inch iPhones in 2015, it’s a good bet that the upcoming iPhone SE is going to be the company’s sleeper hit of the season. In fact, iPhone SE pre-orders out of China have already hit the 3.4 million mark, an impressive figure given that the technology housed within the iPhone SE isn’t entirely new.

The iPhone SE is set to go on sale this coming Friday in the United States and a handful of other countries, but Apple isn’t waiting long to begin phase two of the iPhone SE launch.

According to AppleInsider, the iPhone SE will be available in the following countries as early as Monday, April 4.

  • Albania
  • Andorra
  • Austria
  • Bahrain
  • Belgium
  • Bosnia
  • Bulgaria
  • Croatia
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • Greece
  • Guernsey
  • Jersey
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • India
  • Ireland
  • Isle of Man
  • Italy
  • Kosovo
  • Kuwait
  • Latvia
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Macedonia
  • Maldives
  • Malta
  • Monaco
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • Russia
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Taiwan
  • Turkey
  • UAE

Before that, the device will be available for purchase and pickup on March 31 in the following countries: Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand, Puerto Rico, Singapore, the UK, the United States and the US Virgin Islands.

Source: Bgr

iPhone SE is more important to Apple than in thinking

#iPhoneSE #iPhone6s – iPhone SE is more important to Apple than in thinking : The iPhone SE isn’t the kind of device that will generate long lines around Apple stores. But some new research indicates that the device will be a small but important part of Apple’s iPhone lineup.

Analysis from research firm Slice Intelligence shows that the iPhone SE has generated significant interest since its announcement, particularly from people who haven’t bought a new phone in a couple of years.

As you can see, the data shows that only 35% of iPhone SE buyers bought an iPhone online in the past two years, and 16% of them were on Android before. Comparatively, 49% of iPhone 6s buyers upgraded from an iPhone, and 10% of them were Android users.

Data collected from Slice also shows that 77% of iPhone SE buyers are men, compared to 69% for all iPhone customers.

Furthermore, research shows that more iPhone SE buyers are less likely to have college degrees and have slightly lower incomes. 39% of iPhone SEbuyers have a college degree, while 46% of iPhone 6 or iPhone 6s have a college education.

Without offering a specific number, Slice says that the number of iPhone SEs bought during the first weekend was 94% smaller than the iPhone 6slaunch, which was 46% the number of iPhone 6 devices sold when it was released.

Source: Bgr

10 paid iPhone apps on sale for free right now

#Apps #OnSale – 10 paid iPhone apps on sale for free right now – Tomorrow is April Fool’s Day which means if you’re smart, you’re probably going to want to stay off the internet. With the odd exception here and there, online April Fool’s gags are pitiful attempts at humor that are anything but funny. What are you going to do with all the time you’ll save by not browsing the web? Familiarize yourself with all the cool new paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free that you’re about to snag.

These are paid iPhone and iPad apps that have been made available for free for a limited time by their developers. There is no way to tell how long they will be free. These sales could end an hour from now or a week from now — obviously, the only thing we can guarantee is that they were free at the time this post was written. If you click on a link and see a price listed next to an app instead of the word “get,” it is no longer free. The sale has ended. If you download the app, you will be charged.

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MSI Announces the X99A GODLIKE Gaming Carbon Motherboard

#MSI #GODLIKEGaming – MSI Announces the X99A GODLIKE Gaming Carbon Motherboard – MSI is proud to announce the world’s ultimate GAMING motherboard, the X99A GODLIKE GAMING CARBON, is now available in stores. Besides being the pinnacle of GAMING in terms of performance and features, the new X99A GODLIKE GAMING CARBON also raises the bar higher in motherboard aesthetics. The CARBON motherboards full black color scheme featuring the improved Mystic Light RGB LEDs controlled through your smartphone, it combines flashiness with sophistication that is sure to make your pc stand out. Besides its strength and futuristic looks, carbon-fiber is also very light to represent the ultimate performance the new GODLIKE CARBON motherboard delivers. Last but not least, the new X99A GODLIKE GAMING motherboard is ready for next-generation Intel ‘Broadwell-E(P)’ processors.

The most powerful gaming solution in the world just got better. The X99A GODLIKE GAMING CARBON Edition motherboard features the improved Mystic Light RGB LED feature, supporting up to 2048 colors and 8 LED effects to style your rig in any way possible. With Audio Boost 3 Pro, Killer DoubleShot-X3 Pro, Turbo M.2 connectivity, 2X Faster USB 3.1 Type-A & Type-C, the X99A GODLIKE GAMING CARBON Edition is the most powerful motherboard to serve you in battle. Besides gaming, the X99A GODLIKE GAMING motherboard already proved itself in the world’s top overclocking ranks and carries a rich history of breaking world records inherited from MSI’s legendary Overclocking motherboards.

Featuring the patented Turbo Socket, the X99A GODLIKE GAMING CARBON Edition removes all limits by providing extra pins (2036 in total) for better overlocking of the Intel extreme processors. Dominate the world of gaming and overclocking while looking awesome with the new X99A GODLIKE GAMING CARBON Edition motherboard.

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In addition, the latest Killer 1535 Wi-Fi AC provides a significant technology for gamers, the ExtremeRange Technology. The ExtremeRange Technology includes Transmit Beamforming, MU-MIMO Support and External Amplifiers and benefits gamers 2.4x of networking stability and 25% more of wireless performance. With the latest Killer 1535 Wi-Fi AC, gamers could take advantage of the various network usages in both gaming and streaming.

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Guide for fixing the broken web links issue in iOS 9.3

#iOS #Apple – Guide for fixing the broken web links issue in iOS 9.3 – A huge number of iPhone and iPad users are seen reporting an issue with Apple’s Safari web browser after installing the latest iOS 9.3 update. The problem causes web links to crash or freeze the app.

This iOS 9.3 associated ‘bug’ occurs whenever users press or even long-press a web link within the Safari browser or within the Mail or Messaging app as well. Users have flooded social networking sites and Apple’s own online Support Forum with complaints about the issue.

It wouldn’t be wrong to say that the public launch of iOS 9.3 update by Apple has not turned out to be as smooth as the company would have expected. Only after a few days after the release of the update, users started experiencing hanging, freezing and crashing behavior whenever they attempted to open links within Safari, Mail or Messaging apps.

Although Apple has already confirmed about a permanent fix for this bug to arrive soon, there are a few tips that can fix the issue temporarily for users.

Meanwhile Apple releases a software update to fix the bug in place, Ben Collier, a mobile specialist from UK, has come up with a temporary solution for the issue. This solution will work on the user’s end while users wait for the company to officially launch a new point update to entirely eliminate the issue.

To cut it short, the solution is pretty much a hectic process. It involves connecting the problematic iPhone, iPad or iPod touch to iTunes while keeping the iDevices in Airplane Mode. Also, some synchronization techniques are performed which involve related caches to be cleared. Though this isn’t the most flawless and user-friendly solution to the issue, but it’s better than nothing especially for those who simply cannot survive with the problem.

Thus, if you too have been hit by the iOS 9.3 broken links bug, you can simply follow the below steps to resolve the issue while we wait for a complete permanent update from the company. For performing the hack, you’ll need to connect your iPhone or iPad or iPod touch to your computer and sync with iTunes.

Here is the complete step-by-step guide for the fix by Ben Collier:

  1. Delete the Booking.com app from your iDevice.
  2. Switch on Airplane Mode.
  3. Connect your device to the computer and launch iTunes.
  4. Switch your device off and then on.
  5. Confirm that you have the Booking.com app installed in iTunes on your system.
  6. Keep Airplane Mode on!
  7. Sync the Booking.com app to your device in iTunes.
  8. In iTunes, choose your iOS device.
  9. Go to the Apps tab.
  10. Search for Booking.com and hit install.
  11. Press Sync.
  12. Wait for the sync to get finished. Open the Booking.com app on your device.
  13. Force close the app by double tapping the Home button and swiping up.
  14. Force close Safari browser by double tapping the Home button and swiping Safari up.
  15. Switch off Airplane Mode.
  16. Launch Safari. Your links will work again. It will also fix problems for links not opening in other apps as well (like Mail, Messaging). Source : Neurogadget