Month: October 2016

Top 10 Smartphones – 2016

2016 has been a year of innovations with many smartphone manufacturers pushing the boundaries while others failed to gain the spotlight. In the following article, we will be reviewing the top 10 smartphones of 2016. Beginning in a descending order, the list goes 1. Google Pixel Google has undoubtedly brought their best foot forward by creating the new Pixel lineup. The phone has been designed entirely by Google and is the only phone in our list where Android shines without any gimmicky manufacturer setup. Even though Pixel has a lot to love, however, Google did cut down at various spots which reduced our rating for the device. Despite all of that, Google’s Pixel is still the best Android phone. Pros: * Smooth Android Interface * Best Smartphone Camera * Palm-friendly Cons: * Peculiar Design * No Stereo Speakers * No Water Proofing Specifications Display Panels: * Pixel XL: Quad HD * Pixel: Full HD Snappers: * Rear: 12MP * Front: 8MP SoC: Snapdragon 821 RAM: 4GB Battery: 3,450mAh 2. Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge S7 Edge, the larger of the two phones is bestowed with a beautiful curved design that makes it pleasing to hold and beautiful to look at. The edge display is an added bonus and maximizes screen real estate in a manner that is comfortable to the hands. Under the hood, the device is identical to the...

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Apple Leaks Reveal Details About MacBook Pro

Apple has scheduled a new event titled as Hello Again and as per rumors the company would be unveiling their new MacBook lineup in the event. A few days ago, Apple released the macOS Sierra update; the code of which contained hidden images of the highly anticipated and much-awaited MacBook Pro. If the images represent the finished product, then they shed light on more than a few details. The first noticeable difference happens to be OLED touch strip above the keyboard which seems to be embedded with a Touch ID sensor. The strip is rumored to be called as the Magic Toolbar and might serve to push important notifications while also allowing the user to quickly make Apple Pay payments using their MacBook instead of authenticating their device with their iPhone or Apple Watch. However, this new implementation has served to eliminate a few keys that people regularly use. The primary of which is the Escape key. Even though the Esc key is not as vital in the macOS, when compared to other operating systems, however, deleting it altogether would make many tasks more cumbersome. Considering Apple’s recent killing of the headphone jack makes this idea seem less farfetched. But, this depends primarily on how Apple implements the mechanism. Other decipherable hints come in the designing department. It seems that the new Pro version would also employ the same...

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Samsung Confirms That Note Series Will Live

Samsung Electronics, a Korean conglomerate that is facing one of the biggest corporate nightmares for a smartphone company that is exploding cell phones. The fault occurred in the company’s premium flagship devices and was due to a faulty battery included in the smartphone. The problem was a major blow for the company and resulted in tainting the image of the Galaxy Note Series. The problem culminated in the form of a massive loss in the company’s value. Samsung tried hard to reverse this process, making a worldwide recall of the sold smartphones. However, that didn’t work out so well, as the revised cell phones had similar reports of exploding batteries. This led to the company terminating the Note 7 altogether. The termination gave birth to various rumors such as the company pushing the Galaxy S8 earlier than its scheduled date. Another rumor was that the company is thinking of dumping the Note Series altogether, however Samsung has dispelled all these through their latest announcement. Samsung has decided to offer an opportunity to Note 7 users in South Korea by announcing to allow users of Note 7 to upgrade to Note 8 at half the actual price. The price of the not-yet-unveiled smartphone was not revealed. This was announced amidst the ongoing recall program that is happening in South Korea. The company did not confirm whether this program would roll...

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Head-to-Head: Speed testing Google Pixel vs iPhone 7 Plus

Google recently unveiled their smartphones titled as Pixel and it would not be wrong to say that the phones have Android fans drooling over them. The phone was jam-packed with cutting-edge specifications and seems to be holding the throne in the Android community as the Note 7 had a tough demise. Pixel devices also happen to be the first Android smartphones that are manufactured completely by Google. This has led many tech enthusiasts to question how the phone stacks up against Apple’s offering of 2017 that is the iPhone 7. It would be interesting to note that Apple is...

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Android 7.1 Developer Preview Rolls Out To Beta Program Devices

Google recently unveiled their Pixel devices and as with every new phone released under the header of the search engine giant, the phone received an update in the Android Operating System. The Pixel devices were the first devices to run Android 7.1 out-of-the-box. However, the yet-to-be retired Nexus devices were not promised an upgrade nor a timeframe was given out as to when the update would roll out. This infuriated the Nexus owners and many people were quick to call out Google on the lack of transparency after which the company promised that Nexus devices would be receiving the update before the year ends. However, the search engine giant made another shift to the timeline promising a developer preview for devices before the month is out. This announcement was made last week and as promised the Developer Preview has started rolling out to Nexus devices that are part of the Beta Program. The build number of the Developer Preview is NPF10C and the update is titled as Android N-MR1. It should be noted that the developers at Android have labeled the upgrade as an incremental one; however, there are still plenty of goodies baked into the system which sweetens up the deal. Most of the changes are developer-facing, that is, the implementation would be dependent when games and other popular apps decide to integrate the changes into their applications....

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