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How Apple and Microsoft are Keeping the Desktop Off Its Deathbed

How Apple and Microsoft are Keeping the Desktop Off Its Deathbed

Innovation is the key to the comfort now a days. With the technology bringing a revolution, we are fortunate to witness the change which is quite dramatic in terms of the time that we dwell. The tech giants like the Apple or the Microsoft are always in the news for making something new- be it terms of gadget or software. In this week, the report from Apple was that there would be some minor upgradation in the famous Mac Pro desktop computer. The major Mac will get an update later. It has been more than 4 years that the Apple Mac has got an update.

THE ANNOUNCEMENT

Recently the announcement from Apple may confirm that the desktops era has not come to an end when people are busy in smart phones or tablets. The interesting fact is that the desktops may take a new shape. So the speculations are going on and that what keeps us thinking about the design. The end users may witness a specialised machine which will surely blow our mind. We know that the desktop era is coming to an end but still our hopes are high when the reports from the tech giant company came out.

THE FEATURES

After the year 2012, there has been a major decline of the desktops. The Android has taken over the market from the Microsoft Windows in terms of the operating system. The use of the Microsoft Windows operating system is on the decline with the introduction of new OS in the digital market. Once the leader in OS, Microsoft is thinking to bring something new in Desktop. Microsoft appears to be dealing with the PC in the most professional manner. They are taking the mobile technology and bringing on the desktop. Not only it is stylish but also fashionable. Recently, the Microsoft product which made a great review in the digital and electronics market is the Surface Studio. The product is a 28-inch touch screen desktop computer. You will be surprised to hear the price which ranges just $3000. The fascinating part is that the Microsoft product allows to use a stylus in addition to a dial. Microsoft has specially designed the stylus and the dial just for the touch screen.

THE APPLE WAY

Apple is taking the new leaf to turn things fresh with the designs and updates of the Mac book. The Mac pro from Apple is aiming to the Photoshop users as well as the music lovers. The cost is close to 3000$. With the inception of iOS way back in the early 2000, it created a sort of excitement among the then users of computers. People always are excited about the new operating systems available in the market. However, with the introduction of iPhone, iPads and other small gadgets from Apple have kept the users wondering for the next products. You need to be updated about the technology news that is happening in and around the world. The technology news will make you more of a tech geek. If you keep track of the technology news in a regular basis, you would be able to choose your gadgets like Desktop wisely be it Apple Mac book or Microsoft Surface Pro.

 

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Software

Microsoft Windows 10 Review

Microsoft Windows 10 Review

The Best Computing Experience You Can Ever Get On An Operating System

Windows isn’t a new operating system but Windows 10 is certainly the one which will feel every bit new. Microsoft skipped the 9 and went 10 but it delivered an operating system which is designed for the future. It made its debut way back in 2015 when it was offered as a free upgrade for a year. When we say it’s new then it means ‘new’ as it is nothing like its predecessor. It is designed to work like charm across the devices whether it is a smartphone, tablet, laptop or the traditional PC and this is the future Microsoft has envisioned for its operating system.

Stand Out Features In The New Windows 10 OS

It comes loaded with a slew of new features ranging from the lean and fast replacement of Internet Explorer in form of Edge, the digital assistant called Cortana and the ability to stream real time games.  It is worth mentioning that Microsoft has skipped the Windows 9 and stated that the Windows 10 will operate as a continuum series wherein frequent updates will be brought to the OS to enhance its features and potential over the time.

Start Menu is back after a hiatus which is a welcome move on Microsoft part. Microsoft brings a metro style Start Screen with Lives Tiles filled Start Menu. Users can start typing as soon they open the Start Menu to search for any app.

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Cortana makes the OS smarter than ever before. It is designed to do more than just accept the voice commands. Users can set reminders, add calendar events and make a number of other tasks with ease.

Microsoft Edge is the new age light weight and fast web browser for the Windows. It comes with a number of interactive features which includes an annotation tool, text only reader mode and the Cortana integration allowing users to search online easily. So far extensions are not available for the Edge but it will be debuting soon enough.

Bridging The Gap Between Large And Small Scale Devices

Microsoft has taken the unwanted burden of making the world understand the next age of computing will be the eventual synchronization of the PC and touchscreen devices. Windows 8 was launched 2012 which showcased how this operating system will behave in future and Windows 10 helped in bringing one operating system which intelligently bridges the gap between large and small scale devices. Windows 10 also works at its full glory on the 2-in-1 devices where it makes the transition from the tablet to PC mode which has never seen before.

The Verdict

If you are wondering what the future of computing in the operating system will feel like then Windows 10 is the apt answer for that. It is designed to work like a charm across the different size of devices from the smartphones, tablets, laptops to personal computers. Microsoft has promised to release timely updates to fix bugs and bring new features to this variant of Windows.

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Gadgets

Gadget Review: Google Pixel is Android at Its Best

Gadget Review: Google Pixel is Android at Its Best

Google Pixel – Balance between Beauty/Speed – Ergonomics/Straight up Usability

The launch of Google Pixel had been in October 2016 which featured a 5.00-inch touchscreen display having a resolution of 1080 pixels by 1920 pixels at PPI of 441 pixels for an inch.  The Gadget Google Pixel runs Android 7.1, is powered by a 2769mAh non detachable battery.

Its measure in height x width x thickness – 143.80 x 69.50 x 8.60 and tends to weight 143.00 grams.  The Google Pixel is said to be powered by 1.6GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor.  It tends to come with 4GB of RAM and the phone comes with an internal storage of 32GB which is not expandable and a 12.3 megapixel main camera on the back with an 8-megapixel front shooter for the purpose of selfies.

In India, the Google Pixel begins at a price from Rs 57,000/-. The Google Pixel is considered to be the favourite phone unless one is on the lookout for a larger screen and this case, its big brother, the Pixel XL is recommended.

The Google Pixel strikes a tremendous balance between beauty and speed, ergonomics and straight-up usability and for the mobile operating system of Google it is the cleanest vehicle for Android Nougat 7.0.

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Rumours – Innovative AR/VR Development

It is comparatively a quick charger offering the most seamless integration with Daydream View VR Gadget of Google.  However it tends to have some flaws wherein the back glass treatment of the panel could be a visual failure for some and is also susceptible to cracks.

Moreover it is also not water-proof as the others and in spite of the camera being fabulous, the iPhone 7 Plus tends to deliver greater video quality in portrait mode.Nonetheless Google has not officially confirmed anything yet regarding the future of the Pixel line, but there seems to be news with regards to innovative AR and VR developments and probably a foldable display.

Though HTC have put the phones together, Google had designed, engineered and branded them.  At a price of $649 in the US, £599 in the UK and AU$1,079 in Australia, the Pixel is considered to be fast with an eminent, smooth design.

The results of its substantial investments in its camera has ended in a deft shooter also and though its special portrait mode seems to be poor, it tends to take a remarkable shot which competes with those of the Apple iPhone Plus.

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Sophisticated/Well-Fashioned

The Gadget Google Pixel a sole SIM (GSM) smartphone, receives a Nano-SIM  Connectivity possibilities comprising of GPS, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, NFC, 3G and 4G with the assistance for Band 40 utilised by some Indian LTE networks while the sensors on the phone contain Compass Magnetometer, Accelerometer, Proximity sensor, ambient light sensor, Gyroscope, Temperature sensor and Barometer.

The Pixel and Pixel XL are considered to be almost similar though the latter tends to have larger, sharper display together with bumped-up battery.

Besides that, they seem to be almost the same.  Both the Gadgets seems to be classy and well fashioned wherein their smooth, one-piece aluminium design tends to make them more sophisticated than the  earlier Nexus devices.

The camera is fast, the images seem to be in focus while the colours are vibrant.  The close-up shots seems particularly sharp and superior and the landscape scenes maintain an impressive amount of detail as well as depth in spite of the objects being far away

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Apps

5 News Apps That Will Make You Smarter And Give You A Better Perspective

5 News Apps That Will Make You Smarter And Give You A Better Perspective

Five news apps- Get latest news instantly in your Smartphone

It is almost a common habit of all people to go through newspapers in the morning. However, nowadays, the present generation is not absolutely satisfied with the traditional way of reading news from daily papers. They want to welcome technology in the news world. As your mobile handset is your closest companion, the app makers have decided to create News Apps for everyday news readers. To become smarter and more knowledgeable, use the following News Apps.

Newsbeat

If you don’t have passion to read daily mundane news, then it is Newsbeat that has a power to grow interest in your mind. There is no need of straining your eyes to read any tedious article. With Newsbeat, you can know all the news using audio system. It’s just like radio, and you’ll have no problem in hearing the voices, declaring the latest news. Connect your speaker with this app using some wired network or Bluetooth. You are now ready to consume news anytime.

Sidewire

While you love to hear everyday political buzz, it is the best platform for you. However, the other topics, like business and sports are also available with this app. Sidewire  not only helps you to read news but also promotes you to reveal your thoughts on hot political issues. Ask any query or post some content. You’re going to get real political reports from those, who actually create such news. It comprises political specialists, press officers and presidential contestants. Use your iOS device to access the app.

Nomibot

This is a fresh app with some fun on the interface. The robotic technology collects videos and content, preferable to you. Choose the robot, as per your choice, and every bot is intended for diverse category, like technology, sports, finance and other international news. If you like to spread news to other people, share it on social platform or through email.

Wibbitz-

It has something more than what you get with Newsbeat. Watching and listening- both these activities may be performed with Wibbitz. Customize the options of news, according to your interests. However the videos only summarize the specific stories. Headlines and photos together have made the display more attractive to the news reader. Start scrolling through your mobile screen to have a look at the clear videos, displaying news.
Thescore

This is another innovation in the world of technology. If you are searching for News Apps, specifically designed for sports lovers, TheScore is the perfect alternative to you. With no inconvenience, you can get real-time sports news. Know the score of your favorite team and stay updated all the time. You may also go through the bio of any sportsperson. It is one of the exclusive sports News Apps, which may make your well-informed as a sports enthusiast.

The common feature of all the above apps is that they are comprehensive.  In other words, you get lots of reports at any specific platform. These apps give you a hassle-free way to come across several trending topics.

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Software

iOS 10: All the New Features, Tips and Guides

iOS 10: All the New Features, Tips and Guides

iOS 10 comes loaded with exciting new features

iOS 10 has finally arrived on the iPhone and iPad devices and at the first glance it might not look much different from the iOS 9. However Apple has done a serious feature enhancement on this operating system with the latest update. The native application Messages has been turned more like the Facebook Messenger while lock screen offers more info and users will be able to delete the default apps without any hassle.

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Where will you see the major changes in iOS 10?

Apple has a taken a great time in bringing wider major changes on almost all the aspects of the iOS 10. So the control center, Safari, Apple Pay, Photos, Lock Screen, Widgets, Notifications, Music, Messages and much more.

Some of the notable exciting features in new update

  • Raise your device to wake

With this new update most of the users were left surprised to see their lock screen turning on merely picking up the device. Apple has introduced the new raise to wake feature on the iPhones which will allow users to check time and notification without the need of touching the home button.

  • Launch camera quickly

New update makes it possible to launch the camera right from the lock screen quickly. Users are simply required to swipe left of their main page in order to get to the camera.

  • Hide stock apps

Apple users were looking for this update for quite a while and finally Apple users to get rid of the system apps pre installed on their device. Users can press and hold the icon and then hit the X to remove the unwanted system stock apps. This will not result in deleting the app for once and all it will keep it hidden unless a user re-downloads it from the App Store.

  • Siri support for third party apps

Voice support has been enhanced with new update and now Siri can be used to control variety of other popular third party apps like WhatsApp, LinkedIn, Square Cash and Pinterest apart for the native Apple apps.

  • Sort photos by faces and places

Now your iPhone or iPad will be able to automatically sort the camera reel based on the places and people present in the Albums tab. Users will be able to narrow down their search by place, person or date by using the search feature present at the top of the page.

  • Live links in messages

Messages app will give a preview of the link and users will be able to paste and send links from it without any hassle.

T-Mobile users will have to wait while Apple Watch gets new iOS 10 update

Apple has already launched the new iOS 10 but T-Mobile has asked it users to wait before they update their iPhones or iPads. If any user has already updated their device then they can get the old OS version back by simply powering on and off and the device.  Apple has not just brought new features or enhancements to the iPhones and iPads with the iOS 10. Apple Watch has received the latest Watch OS 3 which will be a slew of new features for the smartwatch users.

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