With every software release of Apple, users are interested to know whether they should upgrade their device or remain contended in what they already have. The dilemma becomes more with the release of new iOS and as expected, many Apple users have left their queries on Cnet whether they should give a try to iOS 9.
Downloading Apple iOS 9 beta
Apple iOS 9 beta version is already out in the market and as expected, it is creating quite an uproar among the users. While some has already checked in the operating system to get a glimpse of the new technologies used in it, the others are wondering, whether it would be safe for their device. Well, according to Cnet, iOS 9 is still in beta mode, which means, the operating system would have a large number of bugs.
To be more precise, developers launch the beta version of any operating system just to check the problems reported by users so that their engineers can fix it accordingly. The official version is released only when every flaw is repaired. Though the new operating system will not cause any harm to the device, it is always recommended by experts of Cnet to wait for the official release and avoid bug related issues. However, people who are experienced to deal with these types of problems can surely try their hands.
Motorola smartphones are creating hype in the smartphone market that is already dominated by Samsung, Xiaomi or Apple. Though Motorola initially slowed down with smartphone manufacturing, the company has bounced back and is ready to launch two phones toward the end of July, or more precisely on July 28. With the launch date coming closer, several rumors are splurging up on the web regarding the price or specifications of Moto G and latest reports that are available indicates Moto G to be waterproof.
Moto G to be water-resistant but not dust-proof
Water and dust are often found to be the most common reasons for the malfunctioning of phones. Therefore, the reports of Mobile Syrup that Moto G is expected to be water-resistant has delighted many Moto fans, who are anxiously waiting for the arrival of the new handsets.
According to the reports, Moto G has IPX-7 certification, which means it can resist water for 30 minutes or till 1 meter. Though the leaked pictures indicate the phone to be water-resistant, it does not give any clear indication on dust-proofing of the phone. So, users need to ensure that their phones are safe from dust. However, there is still no confirmation regarding the launch of the phone and people will have to wait for official announcement or till the phone comes on shelves.
It has been long that we pitted two laptops against each other that were as powerful as Macbook Pro 13 with Retina and Dell XPS 13. At around $1299 and with 13 incher displays onboard, there are chances that both win this battle. Moreover, the design specs for both are so good that at best—they are a draw. The Macbook Pro is sleek with an aluminum uni-body that renders it extra class; the Dell XPS 13 is made from carbon fiber with an aluminum frame as well. The soft touch style makes it lighter and the edge-to-edge screen style is a winner. The touch and key styles fare better on the Macbook Pro 13 incher as does the backlit style.
Processing Prowess Weighed
The Dell XPS 13 is not slow in terms of performance thanks to the Intel Core i5-4200U CPU, 1.6 GHz clock speed and Turbo Boost speed of 2.6 GHz. However, this sheens off against the Macbook Pro 13, thanks to the Intel Core i5-4258U processor with a base clock of 2.4 GHz and Turbo Boost 2.9 GHz. Both laptops come with 128GB SSD RAMs but the Apple can be upgraded to 1 TB while the Dell can go up until 256GB only.
Battery Life Weighed
The Macbook Pro 13 lasts six hours, 23 minutes on a standard browsing usage while the Dell XPS 13 takes honors here with seven hours and 48 minutes battery life.
The iPhone lovers have something to cheer about as the new iPhone 7 would be released soon. This time, there are various specifications added to the new iPhone 7, which will surely make it bliss. However, the latest technology that has been added in the iPhone 7 is the e-Sim technology.
The technology that Apple makers have initiated will give the users a chance of switching to any network or carrier without changing the SIM. The process will be undertaken by the user interface of the device. The technology that has been introduced for the first time will see users switching onto different network providers with ease without changing the SIM card, as reported by Doblim.com.
As e-SIM is ready to make entry with Apple, it has even given the iPhone a new face. As the design is stated to come in both iPhone 6S and iPhone 7, the SIM sensors inside the phone has been upgraded. With e-SIM, the right side port that is hardly used by the users will be removed which in result will give a nice look to the phone. The change would be a part of the upgrade, which Apple has promised to the users.
In addition to e-SIM, Force Touch would be the additional feature that would be provided to the users which is presently only on the Watch from Apple and the new Macbook. Speed and camera function of the iPhone 6S and 7 would also be updated. Therefore, now one just has to wait and watch what wonders the new changes brings in the cell phone industry.
Laptop users today prefer compact machines that offer great functionality. At the same time, they want it for a good price. Two recent releases seem to meet all these requirements–the Dell Inspiron 13 7347 and the Apple Macbook Pro with Retina Display 15-inch version. We compare both the laptops for their worth:
Dell Inspiron 13 7347 vs. Apple Macbook Pro with Retina Display (15-inch)
The latest Dell Inspiron is sturdy and slim so it works well as a business laptop. Easy to carry, it also works well for entertainment purposes. The edges have a curved appeal for a soft look. With a screen size of 13.3 inches and IPS touch screen grade, it is convenient to use for longer hours. This laptop has a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.
Delving Into The Dell
The processor does not let you down with its Intel Haswell Core i5-4210U CPU and Intel HM87 chipset. As for video viewing, you can experience good clarity thanks to an integrated Intel 4400 HD build. With an 8 GB DDR3 memory inbuilt in the system and Seagate ST500LM000 500 GB SSHD grade storage, storing files and using them is easy. Finally, the two-in-one form factor and the HD webcam are show-stoppers on the Windows 8.1 OS backed laptop from Dell but we are more impressed with the Apple Macbook 15 inches.
Apple Keeps The Dell Away
The resolution of the Apple Macbook Pro with Retina Display is mind blowing at 2,560 x 1,600 pixels on a 13.3-inch screen. The CPU keeps it going thanks to the 2.7GHz Intel Core i5-5257U processor. Performance is also enhanced with the 8GB DDR3 SDRAM 1,866MHz memory. Gaming or videos appear smooth thanks to the presence of 1,536 MB Intel HD Iris Graphics 6100. Presence of a unibody aluminum frame and the edge-to-edge glass display finally earns the Apple baby brownie points and threatens the success of the Dell competitor.
Apple is keen not to run into a short supply for its upcoming flagship iPhone 7, according to Wall Street Journal. In a bid to do so, the Cupertino giant has ordered 85 million units or more from its suppliers by the end of this year or next. This seems like a dream run for any brand and Apple’s manufacturing allies Pegatronn and Foxxonn are already widening its staff base to meet such orders.
Apple On A Roll
What’s more interesting is that Apple is considering adding another partner to its manufacturer’s basket, says the Wall Street Journal. While fans are gaga and are anticipating astounding success for Apple in a slow smart-phone market, skeptics opine that this could lead to saturation as well since iPhone 7 might come at a time when sales could see peak down as well, according to Sherri Scribner, Deutsche Bank analyst.
The Critics’ Word
Scribner has been a fierce Apple critic and had correctly indicated that the Apple Watch might not be a winner. Then again, Apple always faces flaky predictions before release of its iWares but always emerges victorious in the ultimate test.
The Apple Watch is prone to give you trouble—in terms of gaining scratches more often than you imagined! However, despite there being no official band for the Apple Watch that comes laced with display protection or some case within, get some non Apple band for protecting your Watch! Make sure you pick one up that covers the entire watch except the screen.
The Silicone Story
It is likely that these bands come in silicone but come sans any seamed line to reveal where the strap gets to meet protector bits. Forget looking classy here—these bands are high on functionality but low on price—so forget something that is up to the standard of Apple.
Remedies For Those Light Scratches
Even if your Apple Watch has faced assault and is scratched up already you could take help from classic metal polish. Use a clean cloth in microfiber to dab some polish and work your way to buff off the scratches. Remember, this works only when the scratches are superficial and do not run too deep. Still unhappy? Shell out extra bucks and ask your jeweler to put the Apple Watch under some polishing equipment to restore sheen!
Here’s presenting yet another leak on the Lumia 940 XL, the upcoming Microsoft flagship from WMPowerUser, a Windows site of repute. The source here is based somewhere in Netherlands that reveals use of polycarbonate for its exterior. However, fans need to prepare for a hefty price tag that could be higher than even the Apple iPhone 6 and Samsung Galaxy S6.
Weighing The Prices
Apple iPhone 6 comes for $699 for while the Samsung Galaxy S6 is up for sale at $599. Going by their sturdy metal look, we think that the Lumia 940 XL will be high priced justifiably. As for the Lumia 940, we are not sure if it will come metal clad but from what WMPowerUser reveals we know that the Lumia 940 comes in a 5.2-incher HD display, backed by 1,920 x 1,080-pixel resolution.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processor will power it to life while 3 GB RAM will ensure smooth functionality for the new Lumia 940 series on the block. Add to this 32 GB of built-in storage that is expandable via microSD card support and we are already excited about laying hands on the new Microsoft babies.
Specs For The Lumia 940s
Furthermore, talks of 20 MP main camera with triple LED flash and the selfie cam of 5 MP are doing rounds for the Lumia 940. The 940 XL version has the same features except a bigger screen size of 5.7 inches and resolution of 2,560 x 1,440 pixels. Powering the Lumia 940 XL to life will be a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 SoC processor.
The MacBook Pro in 15 inches has struck a cord with us. With superb graphics of AMD variant, the Pro attracts us mainly because of its Retina display. The sleek body and the Force Touch are other highlights that make the new Macbook a buy worth considering. The track pad is interesting and the battery backup works for 9 hours with usual browsing and light computing. The hard drive sure is jet fast thanks to the CPU of 2.5-GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 grade.
The Features Compared
Add to this 16GB RAM that is Upgradable, and not many laptops will compete against the Macbook Pro 15” except for the Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 15, that is. The latter boasts CPU of 2.2-GHz Intel Core i5-5200U on and OS Windows 8.1 clubbed with 8GB RAM. With SSD type hard drive, the machine is mean despite having about 15.6 inches of screen size. The Pro came in 15.4 inches precisely clubbed with native resolution of 2800×1800. The native resolution on the Lenovo is 1920×1080 but the NVIDIA GeForce 840M graphics card steals the show here from the MacBook Pro 15”.
We Root For Yoga
With long battery life and sturdy build on multi-mode support, the Yoga machine is a great buy. Be sure of solid performance despite the minor dullness when operating the webcam.
Amid all the high points of iPhone 7 rumors, we just read that the upcoming iPhone will pack in only 16 GB storage, according to Mark Gurman from 9to5 Mac. Gurman recently published few leaks around the iPhone component and we were spotted a flash storage chip that read 16 GB. All this for the supposed iPhone 6S!
Why Samsung Is A Cleverer Bet?
This has already caused a dent in expectations surrounding the device given that fans had been bulking up for far better storage for the iPhone model to release this year lest they miss out on stuff like attest software upgrades. Samsung might steal the show yet again thanks to their clever thinking that allows beefy storage and expandable memory.
Apple’s iCloud Love Story
Apple is consoling fans by ensuring that its latest Operating System—read iOS 9—takes very little space on the iPad and iPhone. More so the process of app thinning is being tapped by developers at the Cupertino quarters so that applications do not eat up a whole lot of free space on the i-wares. More so, keeping storage capacity at a low mark could mean Apple’s stickler for iCloud and allied services. Remember how Phil Schiller, Apple’s Senior Vice President for Marketing said, “The belief is more and more as we use iCloud services…perhaps the most price-conscious customers are able to live in an environment where they don’t need gobs of local storage…..”
However, Apple offers us only 5 GB iCloud space for free. So are you genuinely interested in buying cloud space? Won’t a simple memory chip support spec work just right for earthlings in 2015? Hey Apple, are ‘ya listening?