Wednesday, April 6, 2016

In the autumn of last year, Apple introduced the Tablet PC iPad Pro, which became the company's first device with a special connector Smart Connector, which is intended to connect an external keyboard. According to a new patent published by the US Trademark Office, Apple is developing a new generation of optical connector, which may appear in future models iPad, iPhone, MacBook and other corporate units. According to the disclosure, a connector is practically not released and the housing can serve not only for connecting external accessories, and charging.


Apple wants to Smart Connector new generation has been virtually invisible. In the patent states that the connector consists of many invisible holes through which will pass the optical signal. By using such a compound can not only connect external accessories or perform exercises, but also to perform data transmission, consuming less power than in the case of Bluetooth.




The patent states that such an optical connector can be universal for all of Apple technology, including the iPad, iPhone, MacBook, iMac, as well as various accessories: docking stations, keyboards, game controllers, holographic projection systems, heart rate and other monitors.

Source:  patentlyapple.com


Apple patents a new generation of Smart Connector

It often happens that a user can not sort out any functions of your smartphone. This is not surprising, because in recent years, mobile systems, "overgrown" a large number of additional features and those who went with older devices, such as feature phones, is quite difficult to understand in all this. Samsung understands this and updates the firmware application Samsung +, so that now the owners of smartphones can get consultation of employees in real time.



Through Samsung + can call the customer support service or install video to Samsung employee could more clearly explain the decision of a problem. If the user in this case, can not deal with the problem, you can use a new feature Assist customer service representative can remotely take control of the device and correct any faults or show how to activate the desired function.



Unfortunately, Assist function only works with the new Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge.
Source: engadget.com

Samsung can remotely manage Galaxy S7

At a conference for developers Build 2016, Microsoft has made ​​a lot of big announcements. It is learned that this summer will be released for Windows 10 free upgrade Anniversary the Update . One of the innovations concerns voice assistant Cortana, who with the help of cloud services will pass incoming notifications between all devices. So, a new message will be displayed on your phone and in the Notification Center on a computer running Windows 10. What is more interesting, this function will work even with devices on Android.

In the near future the notification center on Windows 10 will outwardly resemble Google Now service with the same cards, which will show various useful information: reminders, incoming notifications, messages, and so on. At the moment, Cortana can already sync reminders and notes between Windows 10 and Android, so the notification became a logical next step. Now, having received an SMS to your Android-smartphone, the user can reply to it from your computer to Windows 10.
It is expected that this feature will work in conjunction with the release of an update Anniversary Update this summer.


 

Source: slashgear.com



Voice assistant Cortana can transmit notifications from Android to Windows 10

After installing iOS 9.3 users are faced with several challenges. For older devices began to hang on the activation step, but soon Apple released a patch that fixes the problem. Another  mistake was the system hangs when you click on links in Safari, Messages, Mail, and other proprietary programs. Last night and this problem has been fixed with the release of iOS 9.3.1 update that is now available "on air".
Apple ios developments are releasing new iOS system soon.


Users who installed iOS 9.3.1, report the problem to hang when you click on the links really disappeared.


Source:9to5mac.com


Apple iOS 9.3.1 fixes an issue with reference to the iPhone and iPad

Apple has introduced the iPhone SE just 10 days ago. During this time, the unit managed to make out , as well as to test its performance in popular benchmarks. However, until now remained secret information about iPhone SE battery capacity. Today, and this information has been disclosed. So, the new smartphone from Apple, which has received modern hardware "stuffing" and the design of the iPhone 5S, set the battery capacity of 1624 mAh.



Recall, the iPhone 5S was the battery at 1560 mAh, while the iPhone 6S is set larger capacity battery - 1715 mAh. Comparable figures of autonomy of operation (in hours) are shown below:

As you can see, iPhone SE on many criteria surpasses the iPhone 6S in battery life, not to mention the iPhone 5S.

Source :  phonearena.com

Apple iPhone SE equipped with a battery larger capacity than the iPhone 5S

One of the drawbacks of Apple mobile devices, many users find the inability to extend the built-in storage with a memory card. To solve this problem will help accessory called the Dash-i, which debuted on Kickstarter. The device has a metal housing and is a conventional card reader that connects to an iPhone or iPad via the connector Lightning. With the help of iOS-devices owners can use them with microSD memory cards up to 200 GB.



Dash-i also allows you to transfer any data from the device to the memory card and vice versa. Additionally, through a special application to music, photos, movies and other files can be opened directly from a memory card without transferring them to your smartphone or tablet. This can be useful on the road, to record on a memory card movies or music, leaving the smartphone space for photos.
It's also used for transfer file from iphone to ipad.



Developers offer regular version Dash-i, which has only slot for the memory card, as well as model Dash-i Plus, allowing at the same time using an accessory to carry out mobile device charging.

Source: geeky-gadgets.com

Dash-i expand the internal memory of your iPhone or iPad with 200 GB

Apple introduced a new version of the Safari browser, called Safari Technology Preview, is aimed primarily at developers. A test version will allow experts to not only get access to web-based technologies of the future and assess the latest features, but also to experiment with them. Safari Technology Preview can work side by side with the existing version of Safari, and the browser allows you to save all your local data, including history, bookmarks, cookies, and cache.



In Safari Technology Preview also provides the ability to synchronize bookmarks and history through iCloud. Externally, the new icon resembles Safari icon, but instead of the usual blue color purple was chosen. Safari Technology Preview can be downloaded today at the Apple portal . Safari download iphone


The new version of the browser offers improved support for JavaScript and HTML, as well as improved Web Inspector. After installing the browser Safari Technology Preview will regularly receive updates via the Mac App Store.


Source :  macrumors.com

Safari Technology Preview will allow developers to experiment with the latest technologies

Monday, April 4, 2016

As is known, the new iPhone SE externally is a copy of the iPhone 5S, but in terms of specifications - the flagship iPhone 6S. The iPhone SE installed dual-core 64-bit processor A9 and 2 GB of RAM LPDDR4, in last year's models. iPhone 5S, by comparison, received A7 dual-core processor and only 1GB of RAM type LPDDR3. Resource 9to5Mac decided to compare how much influence the doubled amount of RAM in everyday use smartphone.


it was decided to test devices to check the behavior when opening a large number of tabs in Safari. As expected, iPhone SE copes with this task much better than its predecessor. iPhone 5S started much faster to reload your open tabs, while the iPhone SE held them open in memory. The increased amount of RAM also allows more applications to run in the background.


Apple iPhone SE compared to the iPhone 5S in the multitasking test

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Google has released for developers a test assembly of the new version of Android. Traditionally, to test Android N are the owners of Nexus line of devices, including Nexus 5X, 6, 6P, 9, Nexus Player Get, and the Tablet PC Pixel C. The new version of Android Google developers have prepared a lot of innovations. One of the most anticipated is the emergence of a multi-mode, allowing simultaneous work with two apps on the screen of the smartphone or tablet.



Launch a multi-mode made from a menu of running programs. Every application that supports this feature, indicated by a special icon, clicking on which you can open it on half the screen. You must then select the second application. Developers will be able to specify a minimum size below which the program will not be reduced in the separation of the screen.


Zooming in-app and rotate from portrait to landscape orientation to be performed automatically. Also it appeared Mode "picture in picture", by which software can be minimized to thumbnail to the right of the screen.


Another innovation was the Android N redrawn Center notifications. Now the user can access immediately and to incoming notifications, and some quick settings. Pulling below will open a full menu of fast settings. Move toggle settings can be as easy as application icons on the desktop.


In addition, developers will be able to make notifications more functional thanks to the new API. For example, a text message will be responsible directly from the notification center, as implemented in Google Messenger and Hangouts.



In the last year, Google introduced Doze mode, which at the time of inactivity the device reduces power consumption, but also limits battery consumption is rarely used applications. In this feature Android N finalized and now Doze mode always works when the device screen is off (before the phone or tablet was supposed to be at rest). This means that the devices will be less on Android discharged not only at night but also during the day when they are in their pocket or simply not in use. In addition, the Android N increased performance devices with a small amount of RAM and the optimized management of applications in the background.
With Android N Google has introduced a new mode Data Saver, which, as the name suggests, helps to save the mobile Internet traffic.When enabled, the system blocks the use of background data applications wherever possible. For example, it will be limited to the data rate for streaming, offline precaching and so on. The user can choose his application that will run in normal mode when you turn on Data Saver. Previously, this feature can be enabled only in the Chrome browser.


Google also implemented a system-level function block and filter calls and text advertising messages. Prior to that, this feature has been implemented in a standard dialer for Nexus smartphones.
The Android N returned to the "night" mode, which first appeared in the Android M Developer Preview, but to release it for unclear reasons, was removed. Enable this function in System UI Tuner hidden settings section you want to unlock a long retention settings button. But Google is not just a back that was in beta Android M, and added new features. Now you can put a dim night mode by location and time of day. Night mode will be activated when the sun sets in the current location of the user. You can also include a red filter, which reduces the amount of blue light, making the eyes less tired when working with the device. When the night mode, you can also activate the automatic lowering screen brightness.


Among other changes worth noting that Android N appeared Java 8. Support Google also launched a program Android Beta Program, which allows developers to receive updates of test assemblies "in the air". Sign up for Android Beta Program on the official site .Especially for developers Google offers a tablet computer with Pixel C $ 150 discount.

Later it will be released a public beta Android N for everyone. The official release of the new operating system will take place between June 21 and 21 September. This is stated in the official blog for developers.

A source: androidpolice.com


The first official details about the Android N

The Chinese company is known for the release of protected No.1 smartphone. Now the manufacturer has decided to try himself in a new direction and released a 7-inch tablet is protected No.1 X5. The company noted that now on the market there are not many of these devices, especially the Android operating system, and those that have - are expensive and "sharpened" under the professional use. No.1 X5 is suitable for people who need a reliable device, and support for LTE will allow them to stay connected.



The tablet is protected by IP67 standards against water and dust. In addition, thanks to the strengthened design device survives the fall and bounce, and the display is covered with a scratch-resistant panel. Also, the device is protected against corrosion.



No.1 X5 is equipped with a 7-inch display with a resolution of 1280x800 pixels, quad-core MediaTek MT8732VC with a clock speed of 1.3 GHz, 2 GB RAM, 16 GB of internal memory, GPS-module, 13-megapixel main and 2-megapixel front-facing camera .

The cost and availability of No.1 X5 is unknown.
A source: techguide.us

No.1 X5 joined the ranks of the protected tablets