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At last, Apple has released the iOS 13, the new operating system for the iPhone that combines a new look, better features for popular functions and promises better performance. We review their main characteristics.
Performance and optimization are the major aspects that have stood out most during the presentation. For example, unlocking Face ID with iOS 13 is up to 30% faster. And applications will have a smaller download size and will open up to 2 times faster than the current version.
iPhone users can count on a new Dark Mode that works both in the system and in native apps. The idea is that each element stands out without causing trouble to the user, as we see in the image. The Dark Mode can be activated can be programmed to turn on in a certain period.
Now Manage & Edit Photos Easily
Thanks to the Machine Learning that helps you to organize the visualization of the photographs. For example, hide those photographs that are similar and put in the foreground important events of the day, as we see in the image:
New Login Session
There is a new login, faster and safer. It replaces all the traditional methods to log in (forms, social networks, password, etc.) since the idea is to log in with the Apple ID only.
Siri has also received important updates. For example, you will have a more natural voice thanks to Neural Text to Speech (TTS). So it makes the sound natural when reading the news. It also has a greater integration with applications, for example, users have the possibility to use Siri shortcuts to automate orders related to their routines.
On the other hand, Siri can read the messages that arrive at AirPods and can recognize the voices of each member of the family via HomePod.
Maps: New Interface & Better Coverage
Apple promises a new experience for users when using Maps, as it offers more coverage (buildings, roads, land types, etc.) and more accurate information. A special function that has been added is Look Around, with a vision at street level that allows exploring a city with 3D images.
CarPlay receives a new board to have a better visualization of the maps, music.
All memojis that are created will automatically be converted into sticker packages, so users can always have it available for use in different apps.
QuickPath, a function to write with one hand with the keyboard. You just have to slide your finger across the keyboard to write.
Availability & Compatibility
According to the plans they have announced, the public beta of iOS 13 will be launched in July, and the stable version will not be available until September.
If you are thinking if your device will be among the lucky ones that will be compatible with iOS 13, we tell you that there is only that possibility if you have some of these:
At Computex 2019, ARM announced its next-generation processors and GPUs, which is the processor of our future smartphones. The new chips include the Cortex-A77 processor and the Mali-G77 graphics processor. They include significant improvements.
Overview On New Cortex And Mali GPU’s
Regarding Cortex-A77, ARM promises enhanced machine learning and mixed reality experiments with a 20% improvement in CPI compared to the latest generation (Cortex-A76). This is a 7-nm design and, according to ARM, the performance of machine learning has increased 35-fold over the past two generations.
Next is the Mali-G77 GPU, built on the new Valhall architecture. This should lead to a 40% improvement in performance compared to Mali-G76, with an improved energy efficiency of 30% and a performance density of 30% higher. ARM also promises a 60% increase in machine learning performance.
The new Cortex-A77 processor and the Mali-G77 graphics processor should both end up in smartphones. Although ARM chips are already appearing in devices, as they are usually renamed by Qualcomm and other proprietors. In addition, these licensees may also change the design and clock speed of ARM, depending on their contract.
ARM also announced a new Machine Learning processor, which is included in ARM’s Trillium Machine Learning Project. The idea is to add a Neural Processing Unit dedicated to chipsets. Project Trillium is designed specifically for the smartphone market, for the purpose of detecting objects. It allows a smartphone to identify an element in the foreground and can create a “portrait mode” by computer. These new technologies will most likely appear in our smartphones or laptops with an ARM system by 2020.
While Facebook hides its cryptocurrency project, a report from the BBC shows the progress of its virtual currency. The media says that Facebook could reveal this project in the coming months.
Project Libra & GlobalCoin
Last month, Facebook CEO and founder Mark Zuckerberg reportedly met US and England representatives to share his progress. Internally, the overall project is called “Project Libra“, and the cryptocurrency is nicknamed “GlobalCoin“. It remains to be confirmed whether Facebook will use this name for the final version of its electronic currency.
As rumors announced that Facebook cryptocurrency would be launched this summer, the group would have finally revised its goal. BBC understands that the GlobalCoin will finally be launched in the first quarter of 2020. However, the first tests will be deployed internally in the second half of the year. As on most of his projects, Facebook will gradually move its cryptocurrency, starting with 12 countries.
Stablecoin Transfers On Facebook
With its cryptocurrency, Facebook wants to avoid the risk of speculation, and is therefore interested in what is called a “stable coin“. It is a cryptocurrency that is backed by a fiduciary currency. For each chip of the cryptocurrency that is issued, a quantity of “real” money is placed in a dedicated bank account.
The latest rumors announce that Facebook would seek $ 1 billion to finance the project. Also, Facebook has requested Western Union, Visa and Mastercard to support and finance this electronic currency.
By relying on an electronic motto for social networks Facebook, Whatsapp, and Instagram, the group could facilitate the transfer of money instantly between members of his community. It could also facilitate purchases directly on their social platforms.
Microsoft has just awarded grants to 7 projects based on artificial intelligence or virtual reality and essentially to improve the accessibility of people with disabilities in the computer world.
Accessibility is a major problem for many people with disabilities. The use of a computer is particularly important for some people with disabilities. The American software giant is much involved and has just offered grants in 7 AI projects for accessibility to people with disabilities.
On Global Accessibility Awareness Day, Microsoft officially reported that these projects are based on artificial intelligence via the Azure AI platform and through Azure computing credits as well as Microsoft technical support. These grants are part of a five-year initiative that will invest $ 25 million in AI-based accessibility tools. In the coming years, the beneficiaries of these grants will work on their respective projects.
Innovative Projects Using AI
Among these projects, there is a bracelet sensitive to micro-movements of the hands and arms. Artificial intelligence translates these micro-movements into actions such as a mouse click. Another project is a cap that can read the electrical activity of the brain, such as an electroencephalogram. This data is sent to the cloud to provide warnings and seizure alerts. Other tools are based on speech recognition, chatbots or even AI-based applications for the visually impaired. Also, Microsoft had released a controller for its Xbox game console designed for people with disabilities.
MIUI is the customization of Android that Xiaomi implements on its devices. Among the many customization options it offers the possibility of installing system themes and today we show you a particular dark theme.
Parallel Dark is a theme designed for MIUI that involves practically in all aspects of the user interface. From the above image, the dark theme applies to many system apps such as Contacts, Messages, Gallery, and Settings. The theme compensates for the lack of Dark Mode for the MIUI Global Stable channel, a mode present in the Beta channel of the ROM.
You should be able to download the theme directly from this link, accessing it directly with your smartphone with MIUI. Let us know your impressions.
After a massive flow of rumors and leaks, OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro have finally been announced. In addition, OnePlus 7 Pro in 5G variant is also announced, which however is not intended for our market. Let’s go to find out what was true in all the leaks that have kept us company in recent times.
Rear camera: Sony IMX586 48 megapixel, f / 1.7, OIS, EIS + 5 megapixel f / 2.4
Front camera: Sony IMX471 16 megapixel, EIS, f / 2.0, fixed focus
Connectivity: dual nano SIM, LTE Cat.16, dual band Wi-Fi ac, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, GPS, Beidou, SBAS, Galileo, USB 3.1 Type-C
Battery: 3,700 mAh with fast charging at 20W
OS: Android 9 Pie with OxygenOS
OnePlus 7 Pro Technical Features
Display: 6.67 ”fluid AMOLED QHD, HDR10 +
CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 with Adreno 640 GPU
RAM: 6/8/12 GB LPDDR4X
Internal memory: 128/256 GB UFS 3.0
Rear camera : Sony IMX586 48 megapixel, f / 1.7, OIS, EIS + telephoto 8 megapixel f / 2.4, OIS, f / 2.2
Front camera: Sony IMX471 16 megapixel, EIS, f / 2.0, fixed focus
Connectivity: dual nano-SIM, LTE Cat.18, dual-band Wi-Fi ac, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, GPS, Beidou, SBAS, Galileo, USB 3.1 Type-C
Battery: 4,000 mAh with 30W Dash Charge
OS: Android 9 Pie with OxygenOS
As you can see, the two smartphones have a common hardware base and keen differences. The main sensors are the same, but OnePlus 7 Pro has two more on the back that should give it an edge. The screen is also wider on the latter and thanks to the retractable front camera instead of drop notch. Not to mention the fact that it has a 90Hz refresh and supports HDR10 +. Also, it includes a liquid cooling system, which should guarantee that you can play for long without overheating or cooling. Finally, we point out that the new vibration motor, which promises to be one of the best around, is present only on the Pro version.
OnePlus 7 Pro 5G
As you can guess from the name, OnePlus 7 Pro 5G is the next-generation network connectivity. Although the appearance is identical to the 7 Pro “4G”, it was to create a special 5G antenna and redesigned the NFC one, so the interior is not exactly the same. OnePlus 7 Pro 5G will be launched exclusively in Great Britain. Its arrival in our market is therefore not expected.
Price & Availability
OnePlus 7 Pro will go sale on Amazon from 17th May. Also, there will be a limited pre-stock on OnePlus site on the day of May 15. The prices are as follows.
OnePlus 7 Pro 6/128 GB: Rs.48,999 | Colors: mirror gray
After many years in technology development, the foldable smartphones are finally coming to market. Samsung and Huawei have already introduced the first equipment that will soon be available for purchase. Meanwhile, there are other smartphone manufacturers developing their own handsets that could be officially released later this year. However, not everything will be related to smartphones as revealed by the latest bet that Lenovo prepares.
Lenovo Prepares First Foldable Laptop
Lenovo has announced a foldable display device, but its not a smartphone. In practice, it is a very innovative laptop. This device, called ThinkPad X1 is a prototype and was presented at the company’s annual sales event.
Of course, there is still a long way to go before this device is marketed. It is still necessary to look at various details. For example, the Chinese company is still figuring out how it will be possible to integrate a physical keyboard into this equipment. You may not even have one. The prototype of the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 folding screen laptop has a hinge that allows it to allow the screen to be heavily tilted to a variety of viewing angles. It also has a high-resolution 13.3-inch panel and runs the Microsoft Windows operating system.
Lenovo Want To Do Everything
There has been working on this device for three years and does not want to launch it until 2020. This is something that makes a lot of sense especially with what happened with the Galaxy Fold.
Meet the World’s First Foldable PC - YouTube
We remind you that Samsung launched the ambitious Galaxy Fold smartphone earlier this year. When the device was about to go on sale, the South Korean giant had to postpone the launch because of initial feedback about screen-related issues. By the way, we are still waiting for this company to announce a new release date.
Tinder, one of the most popular app to meet new friends and people, has a great freshness … It was much lighter now! The company announced a new version with a smaller format, and with fewer memory needs. The “Tinder Lite” is thus an excellent choice for anyone who has a device with lower specifications.
In fact, not all people have a top-end or even mid-range smartphone in their hands. Similarly, many users are looking to maximize the life of their equipment. As a result of all this, the equipment becomes outdated and huge companies feel obliged to launch “Lite” versions of their original applications. More often, smartphone users always prefer lite versions.
Currently, the demand for “Lite” applications is constantly increasing. Such as Facebook Lite, Instagram Lite, Messenger Lite, Twitter Lite, Uber Lite, Spotify Lite, and TikTok Lite are moving in succeed path.
Apparently, Tinder decided that it’s time to release its Lite version. This certainly has to do with the current growth of the application. The company has not yet announced the exact date of the release of “Tinder Lite.“
However, shortly after announcing the lightest version of Tinder, the demand for this application on the Internet rose by 15%. Everything, because the applications of this sort maintain a lighter format, and less heavy for the memory of your equipment.
One of the most popular wearables, especially when we talk about smart bracelets, is the Xiaomi Mi Band. Currently, this smart band goes for its third version, which was launched in May 2018. Now the rumors of its successor, the Xiaomi Mi Band 4, have already begun to happen.
Recently, the Xiaomi Mi Band 4 appeared in a certification revealing a model with NFC and compatibility with Bluetooth 5.0. It would indicate possible compatibility with mobile payments and greater power and connection speed. Now it has returned to make an appearance, this time in the code of Mi-Fit application, which has just been updated with a new design.
According to GizChina, who has cracked the code of the new version of Mi-Fit, the new Mi Band 4 would be somewhat larger than the current model and would have a color screen. On the other hand, it has also been discovered that the Mi Band 4 could have controls for playing music as if it were a smartwatch. So, you can find two buttons that indicate Play & Pause.
Finally, the code reveals the compatibility with voice commands, although it does not detail too well how it works. Recall that Xiaomi has its own virtual assistant in China, Xiao AI. So, it is possible that the local version is compatible with this assistant and that the international market does it hand in hand with Google Assistant.
Anyway, this does not stop being a filtration. The release date of the Xiaomi Mi Band 4 is unknown, and it will be only during its presentation.
Thousands of people are selling products on Amazon, and they want the money that falls directly into their accounts. But, Today, one hundred vendors who have been victims of fraud within the largest e-commerce platform in the world.
From the Bloomberg report, Amazon and its vendors were victims of a fraud campaign. There was an action that compromised the accounts of approximately 100 sellers between May and October 2018 and stole the money obtained through loans and sales. They have not given details on how they did it, but apparently, the hackers changed the accounts of Barclays Plc and Prepay Technologies Ltd., which are partly owned by Mastercard Inc.
Now they have asked the judge to search the accounts at Barclays and Prepay with the hope of investigating the fraud, tracking the funds and ending the nightmare. A spokesman for Barclays declined to comment specifically on the case but said the bank is trying to quickly close accounts used by criminals to help protect clients.
It is believed that everything started with a phishing scam, deceiving the victims so that they can deliver the login data. Unfortunately, nothing can be done if partners click on suspicious links and report their accounts on fake pages, even activating mobile accesses when a system has been configured in two steps.
Amazon issued more than $1 billion in loans to merchants in 2018. Yet, it is not found how much the hackers stole.