Recently, Apple published two more patents which will help the users to send real time notifications and tracking status to the closed ones.
According to Apple insider, who is responsible for these two patents, have titled the patents as customization and location notification which is loosely based in one of the most popular apps, Find my friends. This feature will allow Apple users to directly send or request notification and location update from their family and friends.
If the accept is requested by the user, a notification will be send on the requisite’s devices in the form or mail, text message or any other mode of notification as selected by the user.
According to Techradar website, this feature will work once the user has crossed a Geo fence and in that case the notification will automatically be sent from the device. The area of Geo fence can be altered by the users who can set up their own area to control the notifications. Once the iOS device of any user enters or leaves any specified, the notifications feature starts working. The other patent is inspired by iBeacon technology which helps the users to be tracked inside a complex or a building. It can also update your location in real time if you are moving inside the building. Most tech experts have stated that it is a rip off of already existing technologies which seems to be weird and creepy.
Buzz has it that Motorola is coordinating with Google to develop a fingerprint scanner technology for the upcoming Google Nexus 6. However, now the official stance has made it clear that the next Nexus phone will not have this feature. On another end, fresh rumors have emerged stating that an upcoming Moto X variant will soon arrive. This one will be loaded with a fingerprint scanner, according to what was spotted in an early pre-production model for Moto X.
This has been spotted in an assembly line of the product. What is surprising is that the scanner is placed behind the hood–under the camera sensor.
Perhaps it is too early to confirm this as the scanner that was ditched at the last minute on the Nexus 6.
Looking at the past, Motorola initiated the tradition of fingerprint scanners with the Atrix 4G model about half a decade ago. With Android M aiding fingerprint scans in the current time it will only be apt for Motorola to feature it once again!
Keep tuned to this space for more updates on the latest Motorola releases. For any comments or latest scoop on this story, write to us.… Read the rest
Nokia Lumia 1520 manages to score a sixer if we solely look at it as a phablet. Yes, it still is a Nokia ware officially and it does give some competition to the Galaxy Note 4 and iPhone 6 Plus from Samsung and Apple respectively.
The beginning trump card of the Nokia Lumia 1520 is its 6-incher screen size. Perks of the screen include a full bow high definition display that also comes boosted with IPS display and something the maker markets as ClearBlack. Therefore, reading on the Lumia 1520 even under dim light is not an irritant.
The quality of images and text is sharp and given that it stands at 368 pixels per inch this is no surprise. The physical aspect of the handset cannot be undermined since it is feather-weight to hold and easy to grip. The best bit is how we almost forgot that this is a phone– not just a tablet. Overall, we love this bold phablet from Nokia. For the 16GB variant, be ready to shell out $585.
Of course, it supports expandable memory via a card slot. In case you love big smartphones, the Nokia Lumia 1520 is the pick of the hour. … Read the rest
The Lumia 1020 will finally get the much-awaited updates for all those on the AT&T carrier. With this, there also emerges scope that the other handsets in the Nokia Lumia line up could see the Denim update.
The Lumia 1020 had seen record sales post release and its main highlight has always been the 41 MP PureView rear camera. The add-ons too must not be forgotten– specifically the optical image stabilization and f/2.2 aperture.
The 4.5-incher screen might appear dwarfish now but let us not forget that the handset was released a couple of years back. However, the 720p screen resolution gives great scope for image viewing and the angle views too are perfect. The Qualcomm Snapdragon processor offers much meat and especially with 2 GB RAM, multitasking is a breeze. Onboard storage of 32 GB takes care of all your music and movie needs. Decent selfies and video calls are warranted with 1.2 MP front camera.
In case you get the air update message for the Denim, ensure that you are on WiFi and that your cell battery is at least on the 50% mark.… Read the rest
Smartphones have become an integral part of our lives. We use them for e-mails, social networking, texting and reading apart from calling. One common problem that all smartphone users face is battery draining. Even if you charge your smartphone in the morning, the battery will deplete by noon or evening depending on your usage pattern. Users who are always online face battery draining issues more often. But there are some really simple and easy ways with which you can extend the battery life of your device.
Dimming the display- One of the biggest battery drainers is the colorful display your smartphone. If you want your battery to last longer, it is advisable that you must change the brightness settings to lowest level. However, there are many smartphones which come with automatic brightness adjustment feature which prevents the battery from draining quickly.
Reducing the screen timeout interval- Change the setting of screen timeout (30 seconds to 1minute is advisable) to strengthen battery life. The more time your smartphone’s screen takes to turn off, the more quickly it will drain out the battery.
Close unwanted application- It is advisable that one must use a good task manager to handle unneeded application. When you open an application, it keeps running in the background even after you close it. Task managers close these applications and hence extend battery life.
Turn off 3G and Wi-Fi- When not using these services, it is better to turn them as it is extend your battery life.
Battery application- Smartphone users can also download a good battery manager application such as battery doctor and DU battery saver. These applications come with several features which can be used to extend battery life of your device.
Microsoft could hit bull’s eye with its flagships Lumia 940 and 940 XL. We are anticipating the former handset to release in June this year. While we still wait for confirmation here, online leaks and renders are building up quite a pretty picture for the flagship. Viral renders have revealed a brushed aluminum body that makes us drool. The screen will be sexed up with Super AMOLED capacities on a 5.2 inch size.
From what we are seeing online now, expect the Lumia 940 to come in 32 GB, 64 GB and 128 GB variants. The foremost will feature hexa-core Snapdragon 808 SoC, and the other two variants will come with octa-core Snapdragon 815 SoC.
Microsoft is also planning around with 3 GB RAM. The 25 MP Pure View camera with Zeiss lens has been a talking point ever since we knew Lumia 940 will feature the same. Latest images have revealed addition of triple-tone LED flash and 4K video recording specs on this count. The battery is a giant at 3250 mAH and Windows 10 will only add sheen to the class called Lumia 940.
The larger Lumia 940 XL on the other hands will come packed with mostly all the specs we expect on Lumia 940. However, it will boast a 5.7-incher screen size and punch in resolution of 1440 x 2560. The RAM here will stand at 4 GB and naturally a beefier battery of 3950 mAh will cuddle up the same.
OnePlus One’s compatibility with both Cyanogen OS 12 an Oxygen OS has raised a common question among the users, as they want to know, which of these is better suited for their smartphone. Though both the operating systems have an identical look, Cyanogen 0S 12 has much better customization options.
By installing this, users will be able to change almost every icon on their phone, including battery. Customizations are also available for status bar, fonts as well as settings. Not just this, the OS is preloaded with Audio Maxx, Cyanogen Mail and many other useful apps. Plenty of choices on themes allow users to personalize their phone as per wish.
While Cyanogen offers a wide range of choices for optimizing the smartphone, Oxygen OS is quite similar to that of Android and has limited customization options. However, apps like Hangout are often useful. Yet, it offers better battery life than Cyanogen OS, as the huge options for customizing drains battery quickly.
Though Oxygen is better in terms of battery life, it is tricky to install as users often cannot flash the ROM manually on their device. Cyanogen 12 updates are automatically notified on phone and can be easily installed by connecting to any Wi-Fi. Thus, it makes Cyanogen OS 12 a better option for OnePlus One users.
Lumia 640 is one of the bestsellers in the smartphone market. Soon its upgraded version Lumia 640 XL will be launched. Lets find out what they have on offer:
The 5 incher HD display does not awe us with size but its anti-glare and ease of sunlight viewing features got us talking. Also, Microsoft chose to go ahead with a shiny and bold look physically.The Lumia 640 is not a sleek handset.
As for the Lumia 640 XL, the screen may measure 5.7-inch. There are interesting power saving settings on the Lumia 640 that runs on a mediocre 2500 mAh battery. Here the XL could score a sixer with 3000 mAh under the lid.
As for the lifeblood of the Lumia phones, both the 640 and 640 XL run on 1.2 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor. As expected multiple functions and gaming will be a ease. Lumia 640 sports a 8MP main snapper. Expect much better camera on Lumia 640 XL, It may come loaded with13 MP main cam with LED flash and 5MP front camera.
With the release of Xiaomi Mi 4i yesterday at New Delhi in India, it’s time for a neutral roundup of the smartphone. We love the beef in the Xiaomi Mi 4i thanks to the Qualcomm Snapdragon 615. There is no mediocre generation chip this time and with 1.7 GHz octa-core processor multitasking will be a cakewalk.
The 5-inch screen size is not pathbreaking but we love the brightness and resolution thanks to 1080p display. The 2 GB RAM is a set standard in the current age but the 16 GB onboard storage offers ample meat for the price. The Android 5.0.2 Lollipop is again not much of a surprise but the 3120 mAh battery indeed wows us.
Snapping selfies and pictures are an awesome experience with the 13MP main camera with HDR specifications inbuilt. The 5MP front shutter makes you click fabulous selfies. The metal build is decent. The corners are pretty eye-catching but we feel the design is not really exclusive.
All said and done, the Mi 4i fails to actually give us a game changer but it does give us a great bargain. For starters, the pricing is exclusive and this is why Xiaomi could make it big in the Indian market. At INR 12,999, there will be many takers for this beauty.
With smartwatches turning sexier, Olio, a premium watch brand has revealed its smart watch– the Model One. It is a limited edition model for smartwatches and will arrive in jet black and silver steel editions. The round shape is unique in the category and the price tag for the steel and black versions touch $595 and $745 respectively.
Here are the top 5 things we believe you must know about the Olio wonder-
The top feature that will attract buyers to the Olio smart watch will be its dual compatibility with iOS as well as Android.
The Model One has a swipe and glance orietnted interface. Therefore, the watch actually personalizes its working based on how long you use it.
It can work around organizing notification lists on an intuitive timing and simpler basis as compared to other smartwatches.
With Oilo Assist, you can set preferences for better action suggestions from the watch.
Thanks to the Control Hub, you can hook on and manage third party products efficiently without scrolling through the phone.
Besides these jaw-dropping specs, the Olio Model One watch is scratch resistant thanks to Ion-Exchange glass as well as resistant to water. What’s more is that the Olio wonder lasts for days after one round of charging!