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How to save money when shopping for a new phone

With all the technological advancements unveiled each day, it comes as no surprise that buying a new phone is often a very expensive undertaking. The truth is that it can cost you thousands if you are not smart about it. With that said, the following are some essential tips on how to save money when shopping for a new phone.

Exercise patience

Avoid rushing out to buy the newest phone model the moment it comes onto the market. This is because simply waiting a while will prevent you from paying extra, which is usually the result of all the hype surrounding the launch of a new phone.

Trade or sell your old phone

Certain phone retailers and carriers will permit you to trade in your old mobile device in exchange for a reduced price on the one you want buy. Another option would be to sell your phone to a friend or family member who may be in need of it and use that money to top off whatever you already have for your new phone.

Features

When buying a new phone, make sure you get what you pay for. This simply means that you should not purchase a device at a very high cost, only to find that you do not need half of the features it has. This would be a waste of money. Go for an item that is practical, contains features that will actually be useful to you, and will not come with huge extra costs such as those associated with unlimited data plans.

Storage needs

The fact is that phones with high storage capacities often tend to cost more. As a result, before you make any purchase, you should carefully consider what you intend to store and install on your new phone. In case, you have other storage options, you can opt to go for a phone that has less space, but is still effective for your needs. Such a move will ensure you save some money on your purchase.

Apple launches iphone x on it’s 10th anniversary

Apple launches iphone x on it’s 10 th anniversary. This latest edition of Apple  includes the most sophisticated technologies. These are: larger size, screen covering almost the entire front of the device and facial recognition as the main unlocking method.

“There is one more thing.” In the world of technology the phrase is a kind of icon and that’s why, while Tim Cook pronounced it this Tuesday in the auditorium Steve Jobs, in the new campus of Apple, the public applauded and shouted. Pure emotion.

“These are words that we do not take lightly and it seems only logical that, 10 years after the first iPhone, we reveal here a product that will mark the way of technology for the next decade.”

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Cook’s words preceded the introduction of the iPhone X, which, as rumored, comes with a 5.8-inch OLED screen that covers almost the entire front of the computer, unfolding from edge to edge in the device.

This is the most serious design modification that the iPhone has had since the passage between iPhone 5S and 6, maybe. It is not only a transformation of form, but also of substance.

The new device, despite having a larger screen (with a resolution of 2436 X 1125 pixels and a density of 458 pixels per inch), feels and looks smaller than an iPhone 7 Plus. It isthe largest model on the market. This is a small feat that, being fair, is already present in other competitors, but that is still impressive.

Facial recognition in Apple X

The big implication of change in design is that there is no home button, neither physical nor virtual. The unlocking of the equipment will be with facial recognition, a technology that is already present in other devices, but does not quite work well in several competitors of the brand. Apple calls it Face ID.

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Apples proposal here is integrating three simultaneous methods for measurement and scanning to different things. First, that it works, it’s unlocked when the person looks at the screen and now. Second, you can’t pretend to be someone else with a mask.

No joke, the company tested the system with masks of the same person and says, the possibility of preemploying a user is close to impossible. So, to circumvent the security of facial recognition system, is one in a million.

Recognition of the face uses a measurement of the face environment. An infrared scan of the person’s functions and the projection of 30,000 infrared points on the face is measured. It also calculates the functions of one’s face, even in the dark. According to Phil Schiller, Apple’s global vice President marketing, all this data is in real time analyzed by a system that can perform 600,000 million operations per second. This technology is powered by the new processor of the equipment. It’s called Bionic A11, of six cores and with architecture of 64 bits.

During the initial tests in a room that is linked to the auditorium, the system works very well. Even if we do not look at the device in perfect alignment to the screen. The upper part of the camera integrates, in a small strip, the front camera for photography, besides all systems for facial recognition.

Payments via Face ID

Apple’s belief in this method is such that the phone does not have a fingerprint sensor, on one side. But on the other hand, it’s also the way to authenticate payments via Apple Pay. Perform the con tactless system brand operations.

“What does humanity do when there is such powerful technology in its hands?” Craig Federighi, vice president of software Engineering, asked for the presentation during Tuesday. The answer, on the misfortune or fortune of thousands, is emoji, or animoji to be exact.

Emoji in Apple X

The company introduces a kind of animated emoji that ensures that the reading of a person’s gestures includes it in the face of a unicorn, a fox, a stranger. Think of it this way, as Snapchat filters are used that allow a crown to be projected on someone’s head, Apple’s Animoji perform the reverse process. They take their gestures, their faces, and bring this into the digital disguise of an emoji that mimics what you do and say.

Animoji in Apple X

The demonstration, then it becomes banal for some, is still impressive. Facial recognition that really works. In real-time is read, for the case of Animoji, more than 50 muscles and translates them into digital animation instantly. It’s not a small thing.

Video games in Apple X

Team Apple is celebrating 10 years with IPhone X and the applications of this technology will begin with the houses of video games. Which is not bad, if you consider that some of the most interesting developments are actually augmented and the virtual reality come from this industry. For example, from then on, it will depend on a kind of beneficial cycle between the willingness of developers to build applications that use face recognition and a critical mass of users who have the new IPhone X.

Price of Apple X

This point is perhaps the weakest side of Tuesday’s announcement: The new handset enters with a pretty impressive import price (or disappointing, depending on its economic potential): $999 for the entry-level model, with 64GB internal Storage.

In addition to this, the company introduced two new phones, IPhone 8 and 8 plus, which are essentially internal enhancements to the same design of its predecessors, 7 and 7 plus. That is, instead of adding a S to Apple’s classic upgrade cycle, new names for hardware changes (especially a new processor, the same as the IPhone X, which in this case delivers up to 70% higher performance than the previous one).

The price of the IPhone 8 starts at US $699 and the 8 Plus is $799. Both models are available from September 22nd and come in two configurations, 64GB and 256GB. The next version of the mobile operating system of these phones, IOS 11, will be published on September 19.

Extra features in Apple x

Both these models, like the IPhone X, can now be loaded without cables, under the Qi standard. This is a characteristic gift, for some time, in phones of other brands. What Apple suggests here, for next year, is a device called Air Power. It is a wireless charging station in which the Apple Watch, an iPhone and the airpods can be loaded at the same time.

Also the Apple Watch also got a major update: Mobile connection, which allows it to function more independently of the IPhone. In short, you can receive messages and conversations on the clock without the need to close the phone.

Apple Watch

Apple Watch has become an important product line for the company and, according to Cook, is the most popular watch in the world. It has experienced a growth of 50% in the second quarter of this year, compared to the same period last year.

The series 3 of this device has the same size as the previous one (the largest external change was the increase 2.5 millimeters in the thickness of the glass of the screen). That in itself is a small technical tour for connectivity Mobile tool for adding antennas and signal amplifiers, among other elements. The screen works here as the antenna for this type of communication, allowing the space in the interior to maximize.

This device has a new processor, with 70% better performance in terms of speed, as well as a new communication chip that promises a 50% longer service life. One of the most important points in this topic: more antennas and functions usually means less life with each load. It is lacking to see how these two factors in the new watch are compensated.

The mobile connection also implies that Apple Music can now operate from the phone without the need for the iPhone, clearly.

Apple Park

The auditorium of Steve Jobs is a large glass and carbon fiber cylinder that sits on one of the highest parts of the site where Apple Park, the new campus of the company in Cupertino, lies.

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The whole complex was closely supervised by Steve Jobs, until his health left him. The concept of the project began a decade ago. Vacancies themselves intervened before the Council of this city to discuss the construction for a corporate complex that is dubbed “the mother ship” or the “owner”. The circular design designed by British architect Norman Foster is responsible for these names.

Outside the somewhat mocking tone, the complex is impressive. Also, it makes sense that the celebration of the 10 years of the IPhone is the premiere of a building, which in a sense symbolizes the future of the company for decades to come.

Besides the structure as such, the other protagonist of the place is it a planting, which in the future will have approximately 9,000 trees. Jobs’s idea was to design a place with forests and walking paths for workers to walk in search of inspiration and tranquility. It is unnecessary to say, even in the madness of a launch look, the whole site feels very quiet.

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iPhone 8: Smart Frankenstein About to Unleash!!!

Even before it hits the market, expectations about the iPhone 8 – as it is known so far – are immense. Much had to see that the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus changed very little compared to the model of 2014. The iPhone 6 was a very different design proposal compared to the iPhone 5 and 5S and although the design cycle of Apple pointed to a iPhone 7 novel and purposeful, that was not what the company brought to market.  But since it is the 10th anniversary of Apple, the expectations of the fans and users are sky high this time. Being the leader of smart phone industry Apple is trying to live up to their expectations.

iPhone 8

The features of this authentic smart phone are described below :

Specifications, design and details

o        Three different sizes: 4.7 (or 5), 5.5 and 5.8 inches;

o        OLED display;

o        Crystal back housing;

o        Digital crown similar to iWatch.

iPhone 8If one reads all the rumours that have left the iPhone 8 of 2017 would think that Apple has in hands the first telephone Frankenstein. Rumour has pointed to everything; from a glass body to a curved screen and total flexibility.

One of the most recurring rumours talks about a curved or flexible OLED screen that brings the iPhone 8 closer to the avant-garde design that Samsung has driven with its Galaxy Edge models (like the Samsung Galaxy S8and Galaxy S8 Plus ). This has advanced from straight sides and angles to a more round and ergonomic design. However, the iPhone 8 curve is not expected to be as steep as the Galaxy S7 Edge, but could be up to 5.8 inches .

However, this does not mean that the sizes of the devices have to increase. Similarly,  several sources claimed that the screen of the new iPhone 8 will be deployed from edge to edge.  On top of which a bezel will contain several sensors and for this we will not see the start button. Continue reading iPhone 8: Smart Frankenstein About to Unleash!!!

Samsung Galaxy Note 8, everything we know so far

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is the newest addition of the Note series. Now a days, it is becoming more and more difficult to keep the secrets before launching a new product in the  tech industry.  As because they have a huge number of fan followings, so the rumors often reach to the sky. Moreover, there is always this idea that perhaps a convenient filtering will serve to fuel hype. But the truth is that as we approach the launch of certain devices rumors and leaks are shooting and is a good time to collect everything we know of Samsung Galaxy Note 8.

Since in June we began to know some details as the price. We have been observing possible leaks on features and design until in fact recently. The well-known filtering Evan Blass (Evleaks) released one of his bombs (with quite good timing,).  The features about the front, the battery and even the measurements are already roaming around the net. So, we do a compilation of  facts about what we expect to see in a few weeks.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8

 

Samsung Galaxy Note 8, technical specifications to be confirmed:

 

                                          Technical characteristics-
 Physical dimensions                                             162.5 x 74.6 x 8.5 mm
Screen                                               Superamoled 6.3 inch  with ratio 18.5:9
Resolution                                                                   2,960 x 1,440 pixels
Processor Exynos                                                    8895/Snapdragon 835
RAM                                                                                             6/8 GB
 Memory                                                                       64/256 GB(MicroSD slot)
SOFTWARE version                                               Android 7.0 with TouchWiz
Rear cameras                                  12 megapixel main with f/1.7 and                                                                                Telephoto x 2 with aperture f/2.4 (OIS)
 Front camera                                                             8 megapixel with f/1.7
Battery                                              3,300 mah (non-removable), fast charge
Extra Features                               iris recognition, fingerprint reader
Price                                                                              1177.69 USD/999 euros

 

If the good works to stay (but also stay the regular)

The front of the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 + has taken many good reviews (and the fascination of who writes after having tried) and rightly: a fusion of sobriety in design with a use of the front by the screen of 83.6% , and moving the fingerprint reader to the back. And if something goes well  then it’s better to keep, they must have considered. Because according to Evleaks, front structure will remain the same in the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.

Starting from here, are two things to talk about: The screen and the button transfer. As for the first, apparently it will be a super AMOLED screen with ratio 18.5:9 and 2,960 x 1,440 pixels resolution. Those attributes are less than their cousins, but 6.3 inches. screen which is  0.1 inch more than the larger Galaxy S8 (and 0.6 more than the Note 7) embedded in a chassis of 162.5 x 74.6 millimeters and 8.5 millimeters thick.

The curve was reaffirmed as a sine qua non condition in terms of the high range of Koreans when we saw that there was no trace of flat version in the S8. Apparently, in Note 8 also this feature is identical. It will be missing to see if TouchWiz brings some novelty in terms of functions with respect to the existing. But the brand of the house also be maintained in the Samsung S-Pen.

The Note 8 would include a 6.3 inch super AMOLED screen and the fingerprint reader in the same position as the Galaxy S8:

The not so positive part of the S8 was the location of the fingerprint sensor. It shares the site with the camera and not being anything intuitive and comfortable as discussed in the analysis of Enlazábamos before. That would be repeat in the Note 8, taking into account the highest height. Therefore,  it has to cover greater distance by the finger that unlocks,  seeing that there is also everything (camera (s), flash, sensors and reader) within a black frame unlike S8 (and aesthetically something less atra Ctivo).

Power to tread on the heels of the competition

If we leave aside the superficial to focus on what will move the next flagship of Samsung,  we will see that there will be no exception than the usual trend of releasing two versions for different countries  by the manufacturer. The bet would be the same as we have seen in its predecessors, IE version with the home processor Exynos 8895 and with the Snapdragon 835.

Accompanying the SoC there will be 6 GB of RAM memory and 64 GB of storage memory with the possibility to extend with MicroSD card.  The minimum of RAM would be out of time the 4 GB that we saw in the previous (although the S8 + had version with 6 GB) as well. But, remaining at the height of the OnePlus 5 among others, although this also exists already with 8 GB.

The option of 64 GB and the 6 GB would not be the only available option, Although the availability would depend on the geography as it happens with the processor.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8

It does not seem that the option of 64 GB and the 6 GB is the only one that will exist. But in case of the processor the availability would depend on geography. The version with 256 GB of internal memory would be available in Korea only and there would be a special version with 8 GB of RAM (called the “Emperor”).

There, would be a battery of 3,300 mah, which is somewhat below the S8 + (3,500 mah). Although perhaps the attention here is more in a good design and manufacture than in the milliamps/hour precedents. But it is not too encouraging that the number is inferior when we talk about something  that creates more value in terms of the expected autonomy.

The S-Pen, also claims excellence of this terminal. Seems like it has also renewals at the phase of new functions. Example of this are the translation of complete phrases or the conversion of different currencies, This will take place without commenting on the design or on its insertion in the terminal.

Two eyes see more than two: they “confirm” suspicions

At the time that the double camera was based as a trend with some manufacturers such as LG and Huawei and after Apple that caught attention with its application of the portrait mode, came the top of the range of Samsung 2017 with a single sensor on its back.

Something strange, while the manufacturer later published in the form of tweet just saying that the double rear camera was something they were working on and the looks revealed in a premiere with the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.

The leaks “confirm” this idea, which would respond to two possible factors and strategies. On one hand they have had more time to observe (to the competition) and to act, as well as to improve the operation or the possibility of installing newer and more powerful sensors. And on the other there is an important claim beyond the S-Pen for a phone.

Apparently it will be two sensors of 12 megapixel Isosceles Dual, with a lens with aperture f/1.7 and wide-angle and another second lens, Telephoto x 2, with aperture f/2.4, both with optical image stabilization. A configuration similar to the one we saw on Apple’s IPhone 7 Plus that makes shooting our imagination and ramblings to a possible portrait mode.

On the other hand, the front chamber has also leaked data, talking about a  8 megapixel sensor with auto focus and aperture f/1.7 **. There is no update about the app yet, but there are expectations that there will be many changes and will keep the options we already saw in the previous terminals. Such as, shooting modes and options “beauty” and masks for the front.

The smartphone of the 1,000 euros

It seems that the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 will be available in three colors: Blue (Deep Sea blue), grey (Orchid grey) and black (we do not know the commercial name) . The price will be around 1,000 euros for the European market and its sale would be in September. It has already presented later than last year and approaching a bit more to the launch of one of its rivals, Apple’s  new phone.

On this in Sammobile they talked about the start of the sale on September 15th. So, the reserve period would be somewhat shorter than in the previous version of the Note, being this one from the 1st to the 10th of September.

The date of the presentation was aimed at this same month and before the IFA 2017, specifically on August 23 in new York. We will keep an eye on what you are saying about the brand, waiting for confirmation or announcement of the event in particular.

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One Plus 5 : dual camera with longer battery life

OnePlus 5 with a major concentration on dual camera with longer battery life has left behind months of rumors and leaks. Before he is born he is already a cult smart phone, but will not reach any store. OnePlus, its manufacturer, maintains one of its founding principles, they only sell by Internet. The new model arrives at a price slightly higher than the norm of this brand and exceeds for the first time the border of 450 dollars or euros. It comes in two models, for $ 479 or 499 euros, with 64 gigabytes of internal memory and six gigabytes of RAM. For $ 539 or 559 euros it rises to 128 storage and eight RAM.

Kyle Kiang, World Marketing Director, met with El Pais in San Francisco a few days before the launch to explain the details of this expected device. The first thing he did was justify the price, the most controversial point: “In each new model we raise the quality. Consequently, it does the price because we offer more. We think it’s still a great option for that price”-  Kyle Kiang during the One Plus 5 exhibition.

One Plus 5

Since its first mobile, OnePlus has been characterized by competing with the most powerful mobiles for almost half price. They continue to stand up and in many respects, are the best option. But this time the price is around 70% of what their competitors cost. Continue reading One Plus 5 : dual camera with longer battery life

Root the mobile: so you can customize it to measure

Root the mobile: so you can customize it to measure’- in this article, I am going to tell you what rooting is for. Rooting is a process that offers more freedom to the user for doing things in the Operating System. But is complex and involves many risks.

Root the mobile, means:

Rooting is the process of gaining total access to everything in the operating system and those permissions allow you to change it all. Root, can be called the superuser. Our Android devices use Linux permissions and file-system ownership. We are an user when we log in and we are allowed to do certain things according to our user permissions. Root is also an user. The difference is the root user (superuser) has total access to do anything to any particular file at any place in the system. For an example, uninstalling application forced on us by the developers or the sellers. Also, things we are unwilling to do can put our Android programs in a corrupted state. But, when we are doing things with superuser permissions, we have the power to change anything.

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root the mobile

Process of Rooting

The mobiles leave the factory with an installed configuration. Also, have an operating system in a combination that the manufacturer has tailor made and with great care. In theory, this marriage is best suited to exploit to the maximum what the terminal offers. But, this is defended Apple layer with its iPhone,. It is an armored mobile with limited configuration options by the user. On the other hand Android, when it comes to customizing the platform, it gives something more of a broad sleeve to the user. However, both platforms touch the same ceiling in the customization range: the one determined by the manufacturer.

However, the bravest can penetrate into warmer waters by rooting. A process by which superuser permissions are acquired to access the deepest part of the mobile and configure it at will. Thanks to this process, we can remove programs from the system. Also, we can install customized versions of the operating system (known as ROMS). The concept of rooting essentially refers to Android devices. Although iPhone owners will find some comfort in the familiar jailbreak. But, both are not exactly the same. The big question is why rooter a device?

Functions on demand

Those who defend rooting explain that they get more personalization of the equipment eliminating unnecessary programs and adding functions à la carte. Carrying out this procedure allows the user to remove from the game known as bloatware or software that arrives preinstalled in the device. Already  occupying space and resources. This is one of the most critical that has been done by certain manufacturers and operators. Those who make a root will be able to choose better performance of the processor. They can force the machinery in certain situations or to slow it down saving battery. This procedure also allows to make total backups of the device. Nevertheless, for lovers of the exclusive, an extreme personalization of the device.

However, this procedure is risky.  On the one hand, it is most likely that the warranty of the terminal is lost and on the other, it runs the risk of damaging it definitively. In addition, it is not a procedure available to anyone: “We lose security”, explains Fernando Álvarez del Vayo, editor in chief of El Androide Libre . He also points out that this is a practice in disuse. “As Google improves its system and devices its features the need to make root access to an Android mobile, or a tablet, it decreases a lot.” The root it would recommend, in this way, advanced users and driven by a real need to do so. Something increasingly less given the evolution of Android devices.

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Six functions in the Samsung Galaxy S8

Every day we are closer to the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus. There are so many of its leaks that possibly, not surprising the day is its official presentation. Large screens powerful processor and design without frames are the features that stand out. But expect much more interesting functions. Some inherited from previous devices and we could even say ‘recovered’ from other Galaxy models. Here are six of our most anticipated.

Samsung Galaxy S8

Iris scanner

This feature and included the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 and it seems that the Galaxy S8 also incorporated. It is a very simple way and even safer to unlock the device. Use our iris which is unique. The way of unlocking can be faster. Just pushing the terminal closer to the face would unlock. A useful feature and you could not miss on the Galaxy S8. Continue reading Six functions in the Samsung Galaxy S8

Tips Every The apple company TV Owner

With Siri, a good app shop, and the touchscreen remote control, it is not any longer simply for Apple fans. However, a few of the coolest features and many useful functions could possibly get lost if you do not know they’re available. Here would be the top 10 methods for taking advantage of your Apple Company TV.

Tips Every The apple company TV Owner

Obtain granular along with Siri.

Apple’s electronic assistant becomes the best retriever whenever paired using the Apple television. It not just can discover shows as well as movies you want, it may understand contextual queries. Press the actual microphone button about the remote as well as say “Find Shiny Damon comedies as well as Siri may return more information on movies. Continue reading Tips Every The apple company TV Owner