Monday, 12 June 2017

iOS 11 : Best Features, New Updates & Release Date 2017

What's New in iOS 11the next-generation version of iOS --- Best Features & Updates :-






















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Apple plans to make a public beta of iOS 11 available to testers in late June, so non-developers will have a chance to try the software ahead of its official release.

Sunday, 11 June 2017

WWDC 2017 : 9 Huge Announcements of Apple

Apple's annual WWDC conference kicks off on June 5 in San Jose, California, in which Apple has announced brand new products along with software updates. 
So Here's a list of Huge Announcements at WWDC 2017.

Apple HomePod

The HomePod is Apple’s smart speaker — the answer to Google Home and Amazon’s Echo line. The speaker will respond to voice commands using Apple’s voice assistant, Siri, and is closely integrated with Apple’s Music services. While its features appear very similar to what's available on the Echo or Google Home, Apple said that its distinguishing feature is Sound quality. 

HomePod will include a 4-inch woofer and seven tweeters, as well as features to eliminate distortion. The speaker will also include Apple's A8 processor. it includes built-in spatial awareness, which will automatically detect the spaces in a room and automatically adjust the audio.The HomePod will be available in two colors — black & white.

The HomePod will cost $349 — more expensive than Google's and Amazon’s smart speakers — and will start shipping in December.

iMac Pro
The iMac Pro includes a 27-inch 5K display with improved cooling capacity and a space grey finish on the body. 

For CPU, the iMac Pro will feature Intel Xeon processors -- with 8-core, 10-core or 18-core options up to 4TB of SSD -- for what Apple is terming "workstation-class performance." 

For GPU, the iMac Pro will include AMD's new Radeon Vega graphics. The new device will also be configurable with a huge amount of memory (up to 128GB) and storage (up to 1TB), built-in 10GB Ethernet as well as four Thunderbolt 3/USB-C ports. 

The starting configuration (8-core Xeon processor, 32GB memory, 1TB store) will be priced at $4,999 and will be available in December.

Apple’s introduced updated iMac desktops with improved Retina displays, graphics boosts, Kaby Lake processors, and USB-C. They will also support graphics for VR content creation. 

The 21.5-inch non-Retina model will offer Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640 with a starting price of $1,099
& 21.5-inch 4K Retina model will offer AMD Radeon Pro 555 and 560 pricing at $1,299 with the updated Kaby Lake processor.

The 27-inch iMac will be configurable with Radeon Pro 570, 575 or 580 with a starting price of $1,799.

iOS 11
The new version of iOS software has some pretty social updates, such as an update to Siri that has improved speech, the ability to help translate sentences into different languages, and on-device learnings that suggest actions based on what you do on your iPhone or iPad.

iMessages now live in the iCloud, with synchronized conversations that you can delete from any device you own that are under the same account. 

You can also pay and receive payments from contacts through iMessage.

There’s also a new safety feature that recognizes when a user is driving and automatically turns on Do Not Disturb to prevent distractions. 

When you’re available to be more social, you can now head to Apple Music to see what your friends are listening to and check out shared playlists.

Lastly, the App Store has been redesigned for better discovery and a How To section for tips on how to use various popular apps.


Apple introduced a new ARKit to let developers build augmented reality apps for the iPhone. The kit can help find planes, track motion, and estimate scale and ambient lighting. Popular apps like Pokémon Go will also use ARKit for improved real-time renders.

Rather than requiring external hardware like Microsoft’s HoloLens, Apple seems to be betting on ARKit to provide impressive quality imaging through a device most people already own.

10.5 inch iPad Pro
The iPad Pro will now be available in three different sizes, with a new 10.5-inch model introduced. There’s a 12-megapixel camera, just like the iPhone 7, with a 7MP selfie cam. It supports USB 3.0 and has 10 hours of battery life.
There’s a new feature called ProMotion which reduces the Apple Pencil’s latency to 20 milliseconds. It can automatically adjust the refresh rate based on what you’re watching (fast-moving video versus still image). ProMotion also doubles the refresh rate to up to 120Hz.
Both the 10.5-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pros will come with a faster processor, the A10X, touted as 40 percent faster than the A9X -- while graphics performance will get a 40 percent boost as well. Battery life will hold steady at 10 hours on a charge, and the two models will now start out with 64GB of memory.

The 10.5-inch iPad Pro will be available starting with a 64GB configuration at $649; while the 12.9-inch model will keep the same starting price of $799. It’s available to order now and shipping next week.
macOS High Sierra
The upcoming version of macOS will be called High Sierra, and it comes with updates to Safari that help block site trackers and autoplaying videos. 
Apple’s also added new photo-editing tools like Curves (helpful for those who don’t have Adobe Photoshop), and it has better filtering tools to sort images by keywords or faces.
An updated file management system will be a part of the update as well, which speeds up directory cloning with native encryption. 
On the graphics end, there’s a second version of Metal, VR support , and a Metal 2 developer kit that you can order with an AMD GPU to tune apps for external graphics. This may be launched in Fall.
MacBook Pro and MacBook
The biggest difference is that the MacBook Pro and MacBook will now come with Intel's seventh-gen processors. Apple is also adding faster storage to the notebooks, and faster standard graphics for the 15-inch MacBook Pro.

Apple is lowering the starting price of the 13-inch MacBook Pro model without Touch Bar to $1,299 from $1,499. 
Otherwise, the pricing is staying the same i.e $1,799 --- 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar
$2,399 --- 15-inch MacBook Pro 
$1,299 --- 12" MacBook.

WatchOS 4
WatchOS 4 brings new Siri watch faces that feature Toy Story characters & Mickey Mouse and a new app-browsing UI.

There’s also a fitness-focused update, which includes monthly challenges to encourage the wearer to get more active and NFC-enabled data sharing where the user can tap their Apple Watch on gym equipment to pair the two, sharing the most accurate calorie burn and activity information.

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus : 7 Reasons why you should buy & 5 Reasons why you shouldn't.

Samsung has officially unboxed it's primed to be the flagship smartphone of the year, Galaxy S8. but there are already some turn-offs that we’ve seen from its launch. Should you buy it?

Here are 7 reasons why you should buy :

To buy: Infinity display
Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ come with 5.8inch and 6.2inch Quad HD+ resolution Super AMOLED screens respectively. With the ‘Infinity Display’ technology, the company has made the display more immersive by thinning out the bezels and increasing the screen size. the S8 in the hand, feels as the curved edge stand out display.

To buy: Facial recognition & Iris Scanner
Facial recognition is a new technology that Samsung has incorporated in the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+. These add to the security of the smartphones, which also comes with a fingerprint sensor & a new, improved version of the iris scanner first ever in galaxy series.

To buy: Bixby
Bixby is Samsung's new digital assistant, which the company claims is better than competitors like Cortana, Siri and Google Assistant. Bixby supports contextual search and can find anything from images to the information on the smartphone(s). For now, Bixby only works with Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+.

To buy: Dex station
DeX station is a new docking accessory that the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ are compatible with. It allows Samsung’s new smartphones to power an Android-based desktop UI experience for enhanced on-the-go productivity. This is similar to Microsoft’s Continuum feature. DeX station has ports for connecting peripherals like mouse, keyboard and monitor.

To buy: Invisible home button
The 'invisible home button’, as Samsung calls it, is placed under the on-screen Home button and is pressure sensitive. It provides tactile vibration feedback as well. Due to this, the new smartphones not only get bigger displays, but also retain the feel of the physical Home button that previous Galaxy flagships have.

To buy: Mobile HDR certification
The Quad HD+ Super AMOLED screens of the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ are among the first to have been awarded mobile HDR certification by UHD alliance. This means that the displays are optimized for HDR content. Samsung is also working with Amazon to bring HDR content to the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+.

To buy: Bluetooth 5.0
S8 & S8+ are the first smartphones to come with Bluetooth newer version 5.0 . not even iphone 7, 7+ had this feature.

Here are 5 reasons why you shouldn't buy :

Not to buy: Fingerprint scanner placement
Probably the most disappointing thing about the new Galaxy S8 and S8+ is the placement of the fingerprint sensor. It’s placed next to the rear camera module, and will definitely cause the camera to get smudged quite often due to accidental finger taps on the lenses. Although the smartphone(s) will remind you of wiping the camera module from time to time, it doesn’t change the fact that the fingerprint sensor is placed at the worst-possible location. This turned out to be the worst design aspect of the Galaxy S8.

Not to buy: RAM
Samsung has decided to stick with 4GB of RAM for both the Galaxy S8 and S8+, which is last year’s industry standard. Since these are the company’s flagships, we were expecting them to come with 6GB of RAM (at least in one of the variants). Future smartphones will come with as much as 8GB of RAM. Even Samsung’s own C9 Pro, which is a much lower-specs smartphone than the S8 duo, comes with 6GB of RAM. but the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chip in S8 makes you wanna reconsider.

Not to buy: Battery
Battery capacity in the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ is the same as before models S8 with 3,000mah battery, the S8+ has 3,500mAh battery. Although it’s too early to comment about battery life, we think Samsung should have gone with bigger batteries. What’s interesting is that two of the company’s non-flagship smartphones, Galaxy C9 Pro and Galaxy A9 Pro, comes with 4,000mAh and 5,000mAh batteries respectively.

Not to buy: Camera

Just like the batteries, Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ carry forward the same front and rear cameras as their predecessors. The rear camera is a 12MP unit, while there’s an 8MP front facing shooter. Although there’s a slight change in the apertures and that could help in getting slightly better images, rest of the camera specifics remain the same. no dual camera in at least the bigger version S8 plus, is disappointing as it is must in a flagship with that price tag. (S8-$720, S8 Plus-$840)

Not to buy: Gigabit LTE not in India
Samsung claims its new Galaxy S8 duo is among the first to support Gigabit LTE connectivity. But as exciting as it sounds, this feature is useless in India. so if you're an indian, consider this reason not to buy..

So guys do you agree with me ?.. what are your thoughts on these S8,S8+ which hit the markets on April 21st. share them in the comments below.. be sure to like & subscribe . stay tuned.