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Android P Beta 2 and final APIs

Android P Beta 2 and final APIs

Android P Beta 2, released with most useful APIs and several new emojis

Just after one month of launching Android P’s original beta version, Google has made an announcement of Beta 2 for the much-awaited mobile OS. Android P Beta 2, as one of the recently released updates, comprises official SDK and final APIs. You will be capable of dealing with developmental work with all the features of Android P.

Getting Android P Beta 2 is easy-

The users, with an enrollment in developer program and with accessibility to Pixel device, can enjoy this update. However, the best fact is that while you have downloaded the first version, you will automatically get the second one.

The new system includes tools and images that are helpful to developers for app development for the future Operating System. There is integrated Adaptive Battery, and the users will be able to make out the apps, which consumer most of the resources. The developers will surely get help from App Actions as it enables the apps to become more viewable in Google Launcher or Assistant.

To include the feature, like Adaptive Battery, we have found a joint effort with DeepMind. In this feature, Machine Learning technology is applied to focus on the system resources to make apps. However, the users have to know the detailed information in power documentation, and it helps them in finding the way how they do their work.

Everything is simple and refined in Android P Beta 2-

Android P enables you to work on those screens that have the display cutouts. The latest APIs present you with a very rich experience. Cutout system performs its role in the best way for most of the apps. The status bar for the system management differentiates the cutout from content. While the content is immersive, the developer may also the APIs with display cutout. This helps in testing the cutout shape and position.

Messaging Style has also undergone a number of modifications, and the developers will get values from them. While there is message notification system in an app, these notifications can turn out to be more functional. It is easy to attach images or stickers and reveal the conversations.

Android P Beta 2 API for better security-

For the purpose of authentication, you know that the biometric sensors play a good role. Android P Beta 2 has offered dialog that is system manageable and that helps user for all biometric verification types. The apps will apply BiometricPrompt API, and there is no need of developing the dialog. This API is also useful for face authentication.

Emojis and other APIs-

Android P Beta 2 also includes 157 different emojis. Gender-neutral emojis are also available with it. There are Superhero and Red Hair of different skin tones and genders.

You can find several other things with the new release. In case of camera integrated apps, the developers can try out multiple-camera APIs. You will be able to design unique that may not be easy with one camera, like stereo vision and bokeh. In addition to it, there is Dynamics Processing API, another facility for the modification of audio.

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Smart Gadgets That Help You Drink More Water

Smart Gadgets That Help You Drink More Water

Smart Gadgets that will help you beat the Heat!

We all know that we should drink water and some reports even suggest that we should drink at least 8 glasses of water per day and some smart gadgets helps you to meet out the same. But c’mon how many of us are actually following this routine? The answer is not many.

Then again maybe 8 glasses of water is overkill for some, reports also suggest drinking water according to the person, like males need more water than females and so forth. But reports aside, the basic point is that we need to drink plenty to keep fit, healthy and active.

If you can’t be bothered to keep up your water intake then no worries we have just the smart gadgets for you.These smart gadgets bottles help you keep your water intake up even when you are likely to forget, which is a big possibility given our hectic work schedules.

Water is one of the most essential resources that our bodies require, up to 60% of our body is made up of water. So missing out on the proper water intake for us is a big no no. So here’s to forming good habits and drinking more water and to help you along the way we have a list of smart gadgets that will help you drink more water.

Starting of the list of Smart Gadgets with Ulla Smart Hydration Reminder:

Ulla Smart gadgets

This smart gadget is small enough to fit on your bottle or glass. All you need to do is attach this device around your glass or bottle and the smart gadget tallies how many glasses of water you’ve had and nudges you to have more when too much time has elapsed since you’re last sip of water.

No charging is necessary too. This smart gadget comes with a coin sized battery and can live up to 6 months. The high precision accelerometer keeps tabs on every time you take a drink and a slight blinking reminds you when you have to take another sip.

H2OPal Smart Bottle Hydration Tracker:

h20 smart gadgets

This smart gadget sits snuggly at the base of your bottle and helps maintain track of your water intake. More water intake means more energy and less calories, so remember, to drink more water with this smart gadget.

This dandy gadget even syncs up with the Fitbit on the iPhone app. Its smart notification keeps you on the right path to consuming more water. This smart gadget has an accelerometer, weight measuring sensor and built in flash memory that helps you drink more water. This smart gadget also measures your water intake for the day based on a set of metrics like activity for the day, weather, weight and age.

Beat the Heat with this smart gadgets- BellaBeat Spring:

Smart Gadgets BellaBeat Spring

This smart gadget is one for you, ladies. This smart gadget helps measure your water intake set according to your lifestyle like how much sleep you get, activity and so on. Based on your drinking goal you also get reminders of when to take more water. The bottle is dishwasher safe and retails for $89. Plus with this smart gadget there is no charging hassles too.

Keep Hydrated with this smart Gadgets Hidrate Spark 2.0:

Hidrate Spark smart gadgets

This is one of the best- selling smart bottles on Amazon and what makes it so special you say? This smart gadget also comes with flashing lights to help you remember to take in more water and also to celebrate when you’ve met your water intake goals for the day.

This smart gadget also comes with an app and a sensor that helps measure your water intake throughout the day. On the app you can view your daily goals. No charging is required with this smart gadget and it works with fitness bands too such as Fitbit.

 

Another Smart Gadgets – The Ozmo water bottle:

Smart Gadgets Ozmo water bottle

The smart gadget bot helps maintain track of your water intake through the day but also checks your coffee consumption as well. As you guessed right, this smart gadget too comes with an app that helps you keep track of your water and coffee intake in a day as well as helps you to set water intake goals too.

This smart gadget syncs with Apple Health, Fitbit and Garmin ecosystems too. It can work without the app too. It comes with flashing lights to show you when you’ve met your goals as well as vibrations to show you when you need to drink more water.

Last Smart Gadgets on the List- The GeniwayCloudCUP:

Like all the smart gadgets seen before, this one helps you set water intake goals and reminds you when you’re falling behind meeting those goals. Also like the previous smart gadgets it also has an accompanying app that helps you set water intake goals according to your lifestyle and also to view your trends.

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Google Daydream VR goes standalone with Lenovo’s Mirage Solo

Google Daydream VR goes standalone with Lenovo’s Mirage Solo

Google Daydream VR finally makes its debut with Lenovo’s Mirage Solo

Virtual reality market has grown rapidly in the span of just three years wherein we saw more and more tech firms launching their own VR headsets to get an edge over the other. Google has spent a quality time in building the VR platform to support its range of standalone VR products. Google DayDream VR will allow the users to place their Android smartphone in the holsters and put it right in front of the face to immerse in the impressive world of virtual reality. Google Daydream VR based Lenovo’s Mirage Solo headset is also cheaper and acts as a completely passive device with no need of electricity thereby making it the most affordable and accessible solution for the millions of prospective buyers globally.

Day Dream VR Taking competition head on

Lenovo’s Mirage Solo VR headset backed with Google Daydream VR also happens to be the very first VR headset from a Chinese manufacturer. In a similar fashion, users are required to simply put their smartphone into the Lenovo’s VR headset and it is equipped all the necessary hardware to provide a flawless, immersive and captivating virtual reality experience. Interestingly the hardware boasted by the Mirage VR is similar to any of the top end smartphone. It comes loaded with the Snapdragon 835 processor coupled with 4GB RAM, 64 GB internal storage as well as a massive 4000 mAh battery. Lenovo has not even cut the corner when equipping this VR gadget with appropriate sensors like accelerometer, gyroscope, magnetometer and others. Google Daydream VR also has a number of extra sensors as well as a unique WorldSense feature which makes use of the world facing cameras.

Day Dream VR Changing the way we see the world

The screen used in the Lenovo Mirage Solo is an HD IPS LCD panel of 5.5 inch with a resolution of 2560×1440 and refresh rate of 75Hz.  This high performing screen is just aptly suited for the VR needs with no blur or image ghosting at all. This headset also comes with a number of ports and buttons such as power and volume buttons, a microSD slot, 3.5 mm headphone jack and a USB Type C port. This battery is good enough to last two and half hours. Wearing any longer than that it isn’t advisable but anyone would love to wear it for a longer duration.

Making Day Dream VR more exciting

Sadly this Google Day Dream VR headset is quite heavier which happens to be the result of having so many sensors in it. The foam band present on the headset helps in offering the best possible comfortable grip for it. The core of this VR headset runs on the Google’s Daydream which happens to be based upon the Android Oreo. Just a fewer number of titles available on the Daydream support the WorldSense but Google has promised that it will be launching seventy more supportive titles in the upcoming days.

The worst thing for any VR or AR gadget is that it only allows the person using the headset to experience the exciting things happening there. There is no way for the user to share the experience with other but Google Daydream VR has an answer for it. It boasts of the Chromecast capabilities baked right into it which allow users to project whatever they are seeing to any kind of external display.

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The Best Portable Bluetooth Speakers On Budget in 2018

The Best Portable Bluetooth Speakers On Budget in 2018

The Best Portable Bluetooth Speakers on Budget

Before, if you had to jam out to your favorite tunes you would require to carry your earphones and then only you would be able to enjoy the music. But now with Bluetooth connectivity and the wireless miracle, you don’t need to opt in for those in ear devices anymore. Going on a picnic with friends? Need music to jam out too? No worries, you can just bring along that portable Bluetooth speakers with you. Now you might be thinking Portable Bluetooth Speakers? Those aren’t great for listening to music they’re just a pale imitation of a really good surround system. But this is where you’re wrong.

In today’s list we delve into the best portable Bluetooth speakers out there and let me tell you these bad boys don’t fool around with music, they’re affordable and great when it comes to their audio output. What’s even more great with these speakers is that you can take them around with you without any hassle. Some are even waterproof. So to ensure that you buy not only the best out there but also something that will suit your budget we’re bringing to you the best portable Bluetooth speakers that there is.

The first portable Bluetooth Speakers in the budget range- AudioPro Addon T3:

Portable Bluetooth Speakers AudioPro Addon T3

Ok so AudioPro may not be a brand that you’ve heard off, but so what? This Scandavian Company has a 40 year record in good Wi- Fi products and today they bring to you the Addon T3 portable Bluetooth speaker. This Bluetooth speaker is the best in their range and also is one of the best in our list of portable Bluetooth speakers.

It maneuvers easily through those slow numbers as well as those full- out rock sessions. This portable Bluetooth speaker offers a very natural and dynamic performance for any song that you play. The only disadvantage with it, is that it is a little chunky but while you might not be able to take it everywhere with you, it offers a larger sound than what you would get with a smaller sized Bluetooth speaker. This portable Bluetooth speaker costs around $271.

Another Budget Friendly portable Bluetooth speakers- UE Megablast:

This cylindrical portable Bluetooth speaker is not only smart but is also easy on the eyes too. It comes with bold colors and is even water resistant. Did I mention this portable Bluetooth speaker comes with Alexa too (by the way you need Wi- Fi for this).

Portable Bluetooth Speakers UE Megablast

Ok so what about the sound? This Megablast can be played on the maximum too with a great output while some others would sound shrill. It plays well with any sort of music and can be used for 16 hours straight with a full charge. This portable Bluetooth speaker will cost you $229.

Best waterproof portable Bluetooth Speakers- UE Wonderboom:

Portable Bluetooth SpeakersUE Wonderboom

Ok so do all your trips involve some kind of water? Then this portable Bluetooth speaker is the one for you. The UE Wonderboom is not only the more budget friendly Bluetooth speakers on the list but it also comes in a bold design with even bolder colors to go along with it. While this portable Bluetooth speaker may be small in size it does pack a punch when it comes to the music department, add to that it’s round shape and you’re space is filled with the amazing tunes of your favorite song. This budget friendly Bluetooth speaker will only cost you around $122.

Budget Buy Portable Bluetooth Speakers- Jam Heavy Metal:

Portable Bluetooth Speakers Jam Heavy Metal

This sturdy built portable Bluetooth speaker can give you tunes like no other, It can play all sorts of music without any reservations and you can get the best without even putting the volume on maximum with this portable Bluetooth speaker. A minor set- back is that it does not handle music well at the really high volume range but even at a mid- range it still offers you great sound for it’s $95 price.

Premium Portable Bluetooth Speakers but with Excellent Sound- Dali Katch:

While many of the other portable Bluetooth speakers in this range are budget friendly this one slopes more to the higher end of the scale. But when you listen to this portable Bluetooth speaker you will be blown away, then the price won’t seem like such a bad thing.

Dali Katch Portable Bluetooth Speakers

It has a 24 hour run on full charge and a slip out leather handle to go along with it’s cool design. Coming at around $446, this portable Bluetooth speaker is well worth the buy.

Cambridge Audio Yoyo Portable Bluetooth Speakers:

This pair of portable Bluetooth speakers offers dynamic surround sound while not missing out on different types or genres of music. These portable Bluetooth speakers have a mix of modernity with tradition- they come with British wool to finish.

Cambridge Audio Yoyo Portable Bluetooth speakers

These dynamic- duo also come with hands free playback when your phone is out of reach. You don’t even need to carry around both of them at the same time. These portable speakers will cost you around $407.

A rich Bass portable Bluetooth speakers- JBL Flip 4:

Portable Bluetooth Speakers JBL Flip 4This portable Bluetooth speaker is a no brainer. JBL is known for it’s amazing sound systems and this one is not different from any other. This portable Bluetooth speaker’s rugged design coupled with its rich bass offers a fantastic listen to just about anybody. You can even take this gadget underwater with you without any hassles. This gadget will set you back and mind you a well worth setback of $149.

A Larger Sized Portable Bluetooth Speakers- B&O Play Beolit 17:

Best Portable Bluetooth Speakers B&O Play Beolit 17

This portable Bluetooth speaker just about crosses the threshold of a portable Bluetooth speaker. You get a large sound with this large speaker. While you may not be able to tote this thing around with you everywhere, its loud sound will manage to blow you away wherever you listen to it. For all that large sound and size, this not-so-portable- Bluetooth speaker, will cost you around $609.

These budget friendly portable Bluetooth speakers are in our opinion the best that is there and are well- worth the buy depending on what you’re looking for.

 

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MacBook Pro 2018: What We Want to See

MacBook Pro 2018: What We Want to See

The Up and Coming MacBook Pro 2018

This year we are not expecting any major changes to the MacBook Pro (2018) other than the basic upgrades that we normally see. There is an expected spec bump from the previous dual core 7th Gen Processor. In addition to its normal performance boost from the 7th Gen Processor, the MacBook Pro 2018 is expected to come with the latest quad core 8th Gen Processor. It enables more processing power as compared with its predecessor.

The new MacBook Pro 2018 is expected to unveil at the WWDC 2018 which will be held in June. The last update was in June 2017 at the WWDC 2017. At that time Apple came out with the Kaby Lake processors, but most of the users were not happy. Apple took their complaints seriously and will be addressing the issue. There will be new features in the MacBook Pro 2018.

We can expect a few changes in the features, specs, design and more in the upcoming MacBook Pro 2018. There is a possibility of the 6-cores processor in the 15inch model and changes to the keyboard which has faced some flak in the past.

The design of the MacBook Pro 2018

There are not going to be any changes in the design, but there could be a possibility in the colour options. The previous MacBook Pro comes in two colours: Silver and Space Grey. In the MacBook series there was an option of Gold and Rose Gold as well. It is likely that Apple will offer the gold option as well as the silver and space grey for the upcoming MacBook Pro 2018.

The Display of MacBook Pro 2018

The present MacBook Pro models have 2880 X 1800 for the 15inch variant and 2560 X 1600 on the 13inch variant. It is left to be seen if the MacBook Pro will increase the pixel count on the 15inch model to a 4K display which is currently being offered by Dell, HP and Asus.

Most of the competitors have touchscreen capabilities. This could be another feature that Apple could introduce in the MacBook Pro.

The Processor of MacBook Pro 2018

The present 15inch MacBook Pro comes with a quad-core processor. There are chances that the new MacBook Pro  will run on the Coffee Lake processor, which indicates that the 13inch variant could upgrade from the dual-core to quad-core processor and the 15inch could have the 6-core processor. If Apple uses the i9 Core Processor, then the 6-core processor can be used in the 15inch MacBook Pro  thereby increasing the speed from 2.9GHz to a boost in speed up to 4.8GHz. There will definitely be a boost in performance with the Coffee Lake processor as compared with the Kaby Lake processor.

RAM of the MacBook Pro 2018

There is a possibility that MacBook Pro 2018 could offer a 32GB RAM that would be announced at the WWDC 2018.

The Touch Bar of Macbook Pro 2018

According to previous indicators, it is not likely that Apple will be including the touch bar feature in its MacBook Pro 2018 as it is a pointless feature.

Pricing of the MacBook Pro 2018

Theprice of the MacBook Pro 2018is likely to be similar to what it is retailing at the moment. The 13inch variant sells between $1299 and $1999. While the 15inch sells between $2399 and $2799.

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