Breakability tests show how durable are the iPhone X and Galaxy S9.

Which is more durable – iPhone X or Galaxy S9?

Breakability tests show how durable are the iPhone X and Galaxy S9. Years ago, the popular smartphones were far less complicated in terms of design and features than the devices we currently have. They had policarbonate or aluminum backs, displays with big bezels protecting the screen better, and removable back covers, making them relatively not easy to break. Today, the flagship devices have complex designs with curved displays, glass backs and relatively thin and light bodies. That’s why it’s very important to know how breakable the device is. Fortunately, some YouTube channels have specialized in performing such tests. In the[…]

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SwiftKey predictive keyboard gets new features in latest update

Microsoft rolls out an update to its SwiftKey keyboard for iOS and Android. SwiftKey version 7.0 is now available for iOS and Android devices in their respective Stores, offering new enhancements like a Toolbar. The update for SwiftKey introduces an expandable menu at the top of the keyboard for a quick access to the most important features. The Toolbar can now be expanded by tapping on the + icon at the left side, allowing you to copy texts into the clipboard, or access emoji characters. If you tap on the Emoji icon, you will see sample emoji based on the[…]

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Meltdown and Spectre

Intel’s new processors will include built-in protection against Meltdown and Spectre

8th generation Intel Core won’t have the security holes. While software patches already protected computer configurations with Intel Core chips against Meltdown variant 1, upcoming generations of processors will include higher protection built-in. They will be protected not only against Meltdown v1, but also against v2 & v.3. Intel’s CEO has commented: We have redesigned parts of the processor to introduce new levels of protection through partitioning that will protect against both Variants 2 and 3. Think of this partitioning as additional “protective walls” between applications and user privilege levels to create an obstacle for bad actors. Intel is preparing[…]

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Samsung to copy Apple’s Face ID in the Galaxy S10

Samsung’s own Face ID may debut in 2019 with the Galaxy S10. 3D camera modules for the upcoming Samsung flagship in 2019 are reportedly under active development, according to information posted at The Bell in Korea. It appears that Samsung is partnering with an Israeli startup to create something similar to Face ID in the iPhone X for authentication. 3D facial scanning in the Galaxy S10 would significantly improve the security of the upcoming Samsung models, as the current flagship device still relies on the imperfect iris-based 2D scanning. Face ID in the iPhone X, on the other hand, generates[…]

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Apple Pay expanding soon to Belgium and the Netherlands

Contactless payments may be coming to new countries in Europe. Apple is gradually expanding its own mobile-based payments, Apple Pay, to more countries. According to Apple’s support webpage, customers in Belgium and the Netherlands will soon be able to pay wirelessly using their iPhone or iPad. The website now lists a bank in the Netherlands – Bunq, which is a sign that the service is launching soon in the country. Apple Pay already has around 130 million customers around the globe, which are 16 percent of the iPhone users, according to Loup Ventures. The Apple Pay service in the Netherlands[…]

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iOS 12 and the new macOS to be unveiled on June 4

Apple’s developer conference will happen between 4th and 8th of June Apple has announced today the date when the annual conference for developers WWDC will start in San Jose. WWDC18 will be between 4 and 8th of June, which means we are less than three months away from the next versions of iOS and macOS. As usual in the past years, the access to WWDC will be highly limited while the interest is huge. That’s why random developers will have the opportunity to buy a ticket for $1599. The most interesting date for the average user should be 4th of[…]

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Apple Music now has 38 million subscribers

Spotify is still a distant leader with 71 million paying users. Apple’s music streaming service has increased its user base by 2 million for a single month. In February 2018, Apple Music had 36 million subscribers, while this month in March, the users reached 38 million. Wall Street Journal has confirmed that Apple Music is growing rapidly over the past three years, but Spotify is still the king. Swedish-based streaming app, Spotify, has the huge number of 159 million users, but only 71 million of them are using the premium version without ads and unlimited streaming. Spotify is one of[…]

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ios 11

Fifth iOS 11.3 Beta available for testing in the public channel

Apple seeds the fifth public beta of iOS 11.3 to developers and regular users. The company yesterday seeded the new iOS 11.3 Beta to developers and public beta testers. IOS 11.3 Beta V comes over a week after the fourth version that brought a number of fixes and performance improvements for iPhone and iPad. It’s available from the Developer Center or as an OTA update for everyone who installed the proper certificate on their device. As a third major update of iOS 11, it includes not only under the hood changes, but also some visible new features and improvements. We’ve[…]

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Cheaper MacBook with Retina Display arriving this Summer

New reports confirming the 13-inch MacBook. Apple is apparently working on a new, cheaper MacBook that will have a 13-inch display with the Retina technology. It will succeed the current 12-inch model, but it will have a lower price, according to sources familiar with the matter. The 13-inch MacBook may be arriving in June at the WWDC, although Apple rarely uses the developer conference to showcase new products. The laptop should enter mass production by May this year, as test batches have already been produced in the factories. It’s expected to include a 13-inch retina screen with a 2560 x[…]

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Soundgine Review 2018

Soundgine is a no hype, no nonsense, and a no compromise beat selling platform. In short, it’s the best decision in any producers game plan to sell beats online. It’s not an easy feat and there is plenty of competition with its legions of followers. What’s special about Soundgine is it’s sense of design, purpose and achieve selling beats effectively a priority. Not only is Hydra (beat store) a thing of beauty, but has a toolset that promotes sales including its popular subscription mode where beatmakers can make recurring sales along with one-off beat sales. It’s mobile player looks gorgeous[…]

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