Published on October 25 2016

Xiaomi, the Chinese smartphone maker is has finally unveiled the much awaited successor to the Mi Note, the Mi Note 2 at an event in Beijing, China. The device gets a buch of new features and upgrades under the hood.

Xiaomi Mi Note 2 features a 5.7-inch flexible OLED dual-curved display- similar to the Galaxy S7 Edge. The device boats a 77 percent screen to body ratio.

The smartphone gets a 3D glass on the front and at the back, giving a premium look and feel. The device gets an aluminum construction underneath for added strength.

Xiaomi Finally Unveils the Mi Note 2

Under the hood, the Mi Note 2 is expected to be rocking a Qualcomm’s latest flagship chipset- Snapdragon 821 chipset, paired with 6GB of LPDDR4 RAM.

The device is available 64GB and 128GB storage variants. Xiaomi Mi Note 2 is powered by a 4400mAh battery with Qualcomm QuickCharge 3.0.

Xiaomi Mi Note 2 features Sony’s all new 22.56-megapixel Exmor RS sensor. The camera also gets a 3-axis gyro-sensor for a smooth video recording experience.

Xiaomi Finally Unveils the Mi Note 2

The rear camera can shoot 4K videos at 30fps. There’s also an 8-megapixel front-facing AF camera for your selfies, helping in delivering sharper images, and depth of field. The front camera also gets selfie panorama feature to click groupies with ease.

For connectivity, the smartphone gets 4G LTE and VoLTE with support for global LTE bands, with over six type and 37 bands in total. This will be a boon for consumers who travel abroad a lot and suffer compatibility issue with foreign network providers. The smartphone supports download speeds up to 600Mbps.

The smartphone is running on Android 6.0 Marshmallow with MIUI8 skin on top.

Xiaomi Mi Note 2 is priced at CNY 2799 (approximately Rs 28,000) for the 4GB/64GB variant, CNY 3299 (approximately Rs 33,000) for the 6GB/128GB, and CNY 3499 (approximately Rs 35,000) for 6GB/128GB with Global LTE band support.

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The Xiaomi Mi Note 2 is official, and it’s arrived with one main purpose: To take over from the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 as the world’s most desirable big-screen smartphone. Xiaomi’s not messing around either, because although the phone won’t be sold outside China for now, it does come with plenty of international connectivity options, so if you decide to import one it should work on your network.

What do you get? The aluminum frame is sandwiched between two curved glass panels. On the front is a flexible 5.7-inch AMOLED screen, ensuring it curves under the glass screen edge, while the same shape is matched on the rear. This time, the glass is polished up for a mirror finish. The phone comes in piano black and glacier silver colors.

Powering the Mi Note 2 is a Snapdragon 821 processor, the same type used in Google’s new Pixel phones, but running at a slightly faster speed — 2.35GHz over 2.15GHz. There are three models, differentiated by RAM and storage: The 64GB version comes with 4GB of RAM, while the 128GB version comes with 6GB of RAM. International buyers will have to choose a specific ‘global’ 6GB/128GB Mi Note 2 to get all those LTE bands included.

Rumors leading up to the Mi Note 2’s launch spoke about two models, a Mi Note 2 and a Mi Note 2 Pro, but only a standard Mi Note 2 has been announced at the moment. The curved screen was believed to be a feature of the Pro model, which may mean the rumors were false. Additionally, the Mi Note 2 has a single camera lens, rather than the two rumored for the Pro model. It has 22 megapixels, an f/2.0 aperture, electronic image stabilization for 4K video recording, and a 77-degree wide angle lens. On the front is an 8-megapixel camera with autofocus, a beauty mode, and a mode for taking great group selfies.

Continuing with the specifications, Xiaomi has fitted a large 4070mAh battery with Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 3.0 system, NFC for mobile payments, Hi-res audio support, and Google Android hidden under the MIUI 8 user interface. The basic 4GB/64GB Mi Note 2 will cost the equivalent of $415, the 6GB/128GB model around $490, and the global version with 6GB/128GB about $520. The release date hasn’t been provided yet, but we’ll keep you updated.

The similarity in design, size, and specification to the Galaxy Note 7 is obvious. Provided another, far less desirable similarity doesn’t show up after a few weeks, the Mi Note 2 may win plenty of fans around the world.

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Published on October 19 2016

It’s long been rumored that Apple will refresh its MacBook Pro line this year — but with only two and a half months of 2016 remaining, nothing has materialized. However, new rumors suggest that the company is indeed prepping new laptops, and the reveal is set to come over the next couple of weeks.

A “reliable Chinese supplier” has claimed that Apple still expects to announce its new MacBook Pro systems this month, according to a report from 9to5Mac. What’s more, retailers will start to receive their hardware before the end of October, if the unnamed source is to be believed.

As previously rumored, the new MacBook Pro will refine its array of ports, with no MagSafe for charging, no traditional USB ports, and no Thunderbolt 2 connection. Instead, the new MacBook Pro will only feature support for connections made via USB Type-C and Thunderbolt 3.

This is part of the larger overhaul of the MacBook Pro that has been rumored for several months. The system is also expected to be made noticeably thinner, and will receive a touch-enabled OLED strip above the keyboard that will serve as a context-sensitive set of function keys.

While these rumors specifically confirm that an announcement will come before the end of October, no specific date is given. Given the scope of the changes to the MacBook Pro line, it’s likely that Apple would make the reveal at a well-publicized press event — but nothing has been announced at this time.

Whenever Apple reveals the new MacBook Pro, it’s expected that another one of the company’s laptops will be quietly retired. The 11-inch MacBook Air will reportedly be discontinued as a result of its proximity to the newer 12-inch MacBook, although the 13-inch MacBook Air will apparently survive.

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Samsung to ditch Note series and focus on one flagship, report claims

Samsung is planning to ditch its popular Galaxy Note series and focus on launching just one flagship family every year, according to a new report. The South Korean company is making the change to ensure product quality and prevent another explosive debacle.

Fans had been wondering whether Samsung’s decision to cease Galaxy Note 7 production would mean the end of the Note series as we know it. Many believe the name has been tainted by the recent exploding battery issues, and that the Note would be unable to recover from it.

However, we believed that even if Samsung did discontinue the Note, another phablet would take its place. Now Korean news outlet Newsis, via The Korea Herald, claims we may have seen the last supersized flagship from Samsung.

The company has been refreshing the Note and the Galaxy S series every year since 2011, but it is claimed that the company’s tight release schedule — and effort to keep up with strong demand for two product families — is having an impact on product quality.

The Note 7, which was recalled for a second time last week and then discontinued, is a perfect example of slipping standards. Now Samsung wants to prevent another fiasco before its smartphone business is damaged even further.

But Samsung won’t confirm anything just yet.

“Samsung has not notified its suppliers of the plan to scrap the current two-flagship models strategy, but if so that could impact the parts suppliers to some extent,” said an official from one of Samsung’s partner firms.

“For now, everything is up in the air about what Samsung will do to recover from the recent fiasco involving the Note 7, but it will certainly make changes to its current marketing strategy and product portfolio.”

Would you be sad to see the Galaxy Note die out, or do you think it’s the right decision?

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Some people were speculating that since we haven't seen an event invite yet, Apple had scratched its plans to hold an event to launch new hardware this month. Recode's report goes against that, and if its reporting is correct, we should be expecting an invite to go to the press sometime this week.

Recode doesn't specify what devices Apple will launch at the event, but we're expecting a new MacBook Pro, at the very least. It's been years (literally!) since we had a proper update to the MacBook Pro, and rumors are suggesting that Apple is finally going to deliver.

The primary rumor is a new notebook with an OLED touchscreen along the top of the keyboard, which will give users shortcuts to use in different programs. A fingerprint sensor for Apple Pay and always-on Hey Siri support wouldn't be all that surprising, either.

Apple released the newly-named macOS, complete with Siri support, to the general public earlier this fall. However, we haven't seen any new devices specifically designed to run macOS yet, and it would be surprising if Apple only had a line of year-old laptops on sale at Christmas.

Apart from the MacBook Pro, some rumors have also suggested that we'll see an updated MacBook Air, new Thunderbolt display, and perhaps a new iMac or two. Changes to the Retina MacBook line aren't off the table either.

One thing is much more certain: no new iPhone hardware, and probably some encouraging sales numbers from the iPhone 7. Although Apple chose to not disclose numbers this year, it rarely misses a chance to show off its sales figures.

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Published on October 18 2016

If you need to clean up your hard drive, it helps to be able to see all of your stuff in one spot. But many of the file management interfaces that come with your computer don’t make this easy. That’s why you need 1Tree Pro!

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Just run 1Tree Pro and you’ll see your local and network drives, folders and files, complete with the amount of space they take up on your drive, in descending order. From there, just check off items and perform operations that include Recycle, Permanently Delete, or Move/Copy. You’ll be amazed at how quickly and efficiently you’ll be able to manage disk space when you use 1Tree Pro!

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Wouldn't it be great if there were a way you could create flow charts that was as effortless as typing? A flow chart tool that intelligently picks the proper flowchart symbol based on the words you type? A flow chart tool that automatically adds flow lines between chart symbols? A flow chart tool that seamlessly integrates into Microsoft Excel? With FlowBreeze, anyone can edit and maintain flowcharts, quickly and easily!

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Apple iOS 10.0.3 Is Now Available: What Is Included In The Update?

 Apple released iOS 10.0.3, which is the third update to iOS 10. iOS 10 launched on September 13th followed by iOS 10.0.1 just a few days later and iOS 10.0.2 on September 23rd. Only a few minor changes were applied in iOS 10.0.3. iOS 10.0.3 is actually only available for the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus because those are the only devices that benefit from the update. 

What Is Included In The Update?

iOS 10.0.3 fixes a bug that causes Verizon subscribers to lose their LTE cellular connectivity. That bug caused the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus devices to switch over to 3G / 1X speeds or drop the signal altogether. Users that were affected by this bug temporarily fixed this problem by restarting their devices, swapping their SIM cards, turning on Airplane Mode and then turning it off again. Some users were also able to fix the issue by toggling the “Enable LTE” feature to “Data Only” within the Settings app. AT&T subscribers also complained about the cellular connectivity problem, but it seemed like it was a bigger problem for Verizon subscribers.

If you have an iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus, then you can update your device by connecting it to iTunes and downloading/installing iOS 10.0.3. You can also update by going to the Settings app > General > Software Update.  iOS 10.0.3 is known as build 14A551. Older iPhones and iPads will not see the update. The changelog of iOS 10.0.3 specifically says it “fixes bugs including an issue where some users could temporarily lose cellular connectivity.”

When iOS 10.1 is released, it will have a Portrait camera mode for the iPhone 7 Plus. The Portrait camera mode creates a portrait with a depth effect that keeps the subject of the photo sharp while creating a blurred background effect — which is known as a “bokeh effect.” iOS 10.1 is expected to be released within the next month or so. And the fourth beta of iOS 10.1 is available for developers now. 

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Samsung Galaxy S8 to Launch At MWC 2017 On February 26

Samsung's Galaxy S8 flagship will rock a 4K display in 2017

Samsung is currently the centre of attention in the mobile space, but not for the best of reasons. You've likely heard by now about how Samsung's most recent handset, the Galaxy Note 7 phablet, has a major manufacturing defect which has caused it to violently explode or catch fire. This has occured in an admittedly small number of cases - however, the defect is such that no-one is taking any risks. Samsung's already issued one major recall at considerable financial loss, issuing refunds or replacement units to consumers, but having deemed these new models "safe" the problem is reportedly still occuring; Note 7's are still blowing up.

For the last few years, Samsung has launched its Galaxy flagships a day or two ahead of Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, Spain; the event typically kicks off towards the end of February and/or the beginning of March.

In the aftermath of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 exploding battery debacle, and Samsung's subsequent mass global recall, rumours are afoot in the tech sphere that Samsung may bring its planned launch of the Galaxy S8 forward, earlier than previously expected.

According to new reports on October 10, Samsung is gearing up to launch the Galaxy S8 on February 26. Twitter tipster @ricciolo1, who has a good track record with these things, posted a teaser image on the social network, which is allegedly an official one. Essentially the teaser reaveals what many anticipated, the launch will take place in Barcelona to coincide with the MWC 2017 expo there, it'll be a Samsung Galaxy Unpacked branded event kicking off at 7pm local time on the aforementioned February 26 date. Ricciolo1 seems to be implying this is the originally planned launch date, however, as the source says "no early announcement".

There are also reports of two Galaxy S8 models being spotted in terms of model numbers, both the SM-G950 and SM-G955; the Galaxy S7 series was codenamed the SM-G930 and SM-G935 for the S7 and S7 Edge respectively. Normally Samsung bumps up the number by a factor of 10, but apparently the number four is unlucky in South Korea so it has been bypassed. This does raise the question of whether these are two regional variants or if Samsung is, contrary to earlier rumours, launching both flat-screen and curved EDGE models.

Some new info has emerged on October 13, with a report from Chinese news site pconline, which claims to have heard from internal sources within the supply chain that there will indeed be two Galaxy S8 handsets. However, both will apparently feature curved EDGE displays - there will NOT be a flat-screen model. Allegedly, what we're looking at is either a 5.1in or 5.2in 2K resolution curved EDGE Super AMOLED display for the one smaller model, and a 5.5in 4K resolution curved EDGE Super AMOLED display for the other.

On October 14, prominent and often reliable source of Samsung news, SamMobile, reports  having heard from an insider source who states that Samsung is already working on the firmware for the Galaxy S8. Frankly, this isn't too surprising considering the projected launch date of February 26 and we suspect it's already been in the works for a while - but evidence is evidence, so it's good to have confirmation that the cogs are indeed turning.

Samsung Galaxy S8: Exynos 8895 SoC With ARM Mali-G71 GPU Rumoured

According to new reports around September 24, the previously rumoured Exynos 8995 processor may indeed be heading inside the Galaxy S8, along with a 16nm Mali-G71 GPU manufactured by ARM. The word comes via reputable source SamMobile, which adds that the SoC is still in-development inside Samsung and that the new ARM GPU appears to be a direct successor to the T880 model found with the Exynos 8990 used in the Galaxy S7 series and Galaxy Note 7.

The updated GPU will be particularly interesting as it uses ARM's new Bifrost architecture developed with 4K display and VR applications in mind. This of course fits in nicely with the earlier rumours that the Galaxy S8 will be VR-orientated with a 4K display and is codenamed internally as "Project Dream", which may have something to do with Google's Project Daydream Android VR initiative. The report also adds that the new G-71 GPU is expected to be almost twice as fast as its predecessor (x1.8, to be precise).

The 8995 SoC itself is believed to be using a 10nm semiconductor architecture and can achieve clockspeeds of 3GHz, though it's thought it may be throttled lower.

On October 17, Samsung has revealed that it has begun mass production of SoC products using a 10nm FinFET semiconductor process, which the firm is claiming as an industry first. 

"The industry’s first mass production of 10nm FinFET technology demonstrates our leadership in advanced process technology," said Jong Shik Yoon, executive vice president of Samsung's chipset production operations.

"We will continue our efforts to innovate scaling technologies and provide differentiated total solutions to our customers." The firm states that the new 10nm production will offer a 27% uplift in performance with a 40% reduction in power consumption.

The plan is for the new 10nm SoCs to be ready for market in "early 2017" while a second-gen series will arrive in the second half of the year. Neatly enough, the arrival of the first-gen batch coincides with the launch of the Galaxy S8 at MWC 2017 in on February 26, while the use of the 10nm FinFET process also fits with earlier rumours that the Exynos 8995 would be a 10nm chip. In other words, it sounds like Samsung has started production of the chips which will end up inside the Galaxy S8!

Samsung Galaxy S8: Dual-Camera

On June 20, sources inside China have claimed the Galaxy S8 will feature a dual-camera sensor. This would mean the handset is keeping in trend with the likes of the Huawei P9 and LG G5, as well as rumours about the iPhone 7 Plus/Pro. According to the details the dual-camera sensor will be engineered by Samsung Motors aka SEMCO, so the firm will be producing its own imaging tech this time round. 

An August 30 report has emerged from an allegedly reliable Weibo tipster described as having a good track record. The source is adding to the Galaxy S8 rumour pile; reiterating that the new handset coming in 2017 will have a dual-camera sensor. The informant says that the sensor array will feature both a Samsung-made 12MP sensor and a Sony 13MP sensor. Meanwhile, the front camera is said to be an 8MP setup. The source also says to expect a Galaxy Note 7 style iris scanner.

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Samsung Galaxy S8: 4K VR Display

An interesting new titbit has popped up on July 26; having not heard anything much about the Galaxy S8 amidst a barrage of Galaxy Note 7 leaks in recent weeks, apparently we now have a codename for the project. The codename, interestingly, drops some hints about the Galaxy S8 features and also supports earlier claims of a 4K display intended for use with VR, that's because the codename for the Galaxy S8 is allegedly "Project Dream". You may recall that Google is working on a VR platform desgined for Android OEMs to work with on their hardware, and that project is called Google Daydream, so it doesn't take a huge leap to see where one leaves and the other picks up on the naming convention. The word comes via multiple sources in China as reported by local publication MyDrivers.

According to details sourced by the Korea Herald, Samsung's Galaxy S8 will feature a larger 5.5in display with a 4K resolution - allegedly this design feature has been picked specifically with VR in mind, implying that the handset may be being prepared to work with Google Daydream, a possible Google headset, and indeed Samsung's own Gear VR hardware. In addition, the new report also reiterates earlier claims that the display panel will have a UHD (4K) resolution designed for use with VR applications.

UBI Research claims the handset will sport a 3840 x 2160 pixel resolution. Normally we would wonder why something sharper than the Galaxy S7's QHD 5.1in setup would be necessary (at nearly 600ppi) as it's already nearly impossible to pick out pixels if you try, but that said, VR is in its infancy and perhaps there are gains when you're staring directly into a phone dangled inches from your eyeballs.

The current-gen Galaxy S7 edge has a 5.5in display, larger than the regular flagship, so it is interesting that the Galaxy S8 will be enlarged to this size (and also raises questions about the Galaxy S8 edge!), but with that said, there is a possiblity Samsung has figured out a way to enlarge the display without making the chassis much bigger, perhaps a true edge-to-edge display with no bezels and making used of Samsungs flexible OLED tech? This is all of course speculation at this stage.

The introduction of Samsung’s curved AMOLED panels has often been called a gimmick but the popularity of these handsets cannot be disputed — punters and reviewers alike love them. The popularity of Samsung’s EDGE models even caught Samsung out, forcing the company to rejig its orders in a bid to satisfy demand for the Samsung Galaxy S7 EDGE, which is now outpacing sales of the standard S7 model in some regions.

And this popularity has lead to Samsung adopting an interesting approach to its 2017 Galaxy S8. According to reports both models — the 5.1in and 5.5in models — will feature a curved AMOLED display. The source of the news is the Korea Herald, which reported the following:

“Now the Korean tech giant is promoting the curvy screen as its premium smartphone lineup’s key identity,” the report notes. “Sources said the company has already started securing display panels in two sizes — 5.1 inch and 5.5 inch — from its own display-making unit Samsung Display, the world’s sole producer of double-edged screens. “

Other notable features for the Galaxy S8 are said to be non-exploding batteries, a dual-camera similar to what Apple and LG have already come to market with and the introduction of an iris scanner aboard the handset.

Samsung Galaxy S8: How Many Phones?

We previously reported on rumours that Samsung would bring as many as five flagships to market in 2017, allegedly a Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 EDGE, a Galaxy Note 8 and Galaxy Note 8 EDGE, and the folding flexible OLED Galaxy X, aka Project Valley. Naturally most of the attention in recent weeks has focused on that new folding form factor device, but now we're hearing a bit more about the revamp of the Galaxy S7 - next year's Galaxy S8.

With the Galaxy Note 7 launch now behind us, focus turns to the remaining expected devices for 2016 and going into 2017; that includes Apple's next batch of iPhones, the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus/Pro, and the two new Nexus phones from Google and HTC's partnership, codenamed the Sailfish and Marlin. Then of course there's looking ahead to February next year, around MWC 2017, when Samsung is expected to launch a new batch of flagship devices once again.

Now, here's the kicker; following the Galaxy Note 7 launch, Samsung's chief of mobile, Dong-jin Koh, spoke to reporters from the Korea Herald and said, ""Samsung has considered that it would make the edge display as the identity of the Galaxy S smartphone lineup if the company can provide consumers differentiated user experience through software and user-friendly functions (for the curved screen)."

This is being interpreted, not unreasonably in our view, as a big hint that future Galaxy S flagships will abandon the flat display variant entirely, and instead we will only see curved EDGE displays aboard Samsung's new hero models - just as we saw with the Galaxy Note 7, a curved EDGE display model without the EDGE name, and not accompanied by a flat-screened variant.

This does throw the earlier rumour, that Samsung would bring both flat and curved display variants of both the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note 8 to market inside 2017, into question. The question there of course is how far into development such plans have gone before this apparently new decision was made to ditch flat screens on premium models altogether.

Essentially there are two possible scenarios, either this new curved-screen only policy, if real and concrete, will be effective immediately, and mean that in 2017 there will be ONE Galaxy S8 and ONE Galaxy Note 8, BOTH with curved displays and no flat displays in sight, OR, this will apply to whatever generation comes AFTER the Galaxy S8, which may already be too far along in development as a dual-launch of both EDGE curved display variants and flat-screen variants.

That latter scenario, however, probably won't come to fruition in the long term in our opinion; by the time another generation of Galaxy S flagships comes round to adopt the single-model, curved display only policy, Samsung will likely have met with a lot of success from the Galaxy X with its folding flexible display - enough to warrant switching to flexible folding OLED and leaving curved AND flat screens behind; we're expecting this to revolutionise the smartphone form factor, in a nutshell.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 7's faulty batteries tested in-house

The batteries that power Samsung's smartphones (including that Galaxy Note 7), are tested in a lab that's owned by the company. While it tests to ensure its phone batteries are certified by US wireless industry group the CTIA, Samsung's certified lab is housed inside its own testing facilities, unlike the likes of Apple and Lenovo, which get their tests done at third-party sites. (Update: We reached out to more smartphone makers: LG says it tests its batteries overseas, while Huawei tests both internally and externally.) The CTIA audits these labs to ensure personnel are qualified, that testing complies with standards, as well as checking that there is no undue influence from manufacturers.

Batteries are tested both on their own and while inside a device. The process focuses on how the battery behaves while charging or during calls. According to the direct of the Korea Test Lab (the other CTIA-certified battery testing lab in South Korea), batteries are also put in high temperates to simulate summer heat -- and check for the chances of overheating.

Samsung is still investigating what precisely went wrong with the Note 7. The device used batteries from multiple manufacturers, including Samsung's own SDI arm.

When the company recalled 2.5 million Note 7s with SDI batteries inside, both Samsung and Korea's Agency for Technology and Standards deemed that batteries from another supplier, ATL, didn't suffer the same issue, and replacement Note 7s with ATL batteries were offered. However, phones still went up in smoke after the first wave of recalls.

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