Mobile

TripontechJuly 13, 2017
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Back in the days, viruses were known only to computer users, while now mobile phones have become as vulnerable as them. Currently, there are many security applications, specially created for the protection of the smartphone, that will protect your information from cyber thieves.

If you wish to improve your security, you have to buy a state-of-art application. For the purpose, we highly suggest buying only from approved merchants such as Apple’s AppStore or Google Play. The uploaded applications are under strict monitoring, and there’s little to no chance of having a virus that could harm your device.

Moreover, users must be cautious when browsing the Internet. Malicious websites could trick you into clicking or downloading something that could infect your phone.

Hackers often use the Bluetooth to connect to the target’s phone as it gives immediate access. Don’t forget to turn it off when you are in public places because you never know who’s around you. Note that mobile viruses are rapidly increasing and they are becoming more advanced than ever.

You can never rest assured that your phone is absolutely protected. Thus, you have to maintain a backup of your information, photos, applications, and contacts on separate devices that can be hardly breached. Remember, that having a password on your device is an extra layer of security that you must have.

Download a professional software to protect your personal information because it could cost you more than you thing. When you get one, remember that it has to be frequently updated or else viruses will easily breach and infect your phone. Popular mobile security applications include:

  1. Kaspersky
  2. Intego
  3. Trend Micro
  4. Norton
  5. McAfee

Jailbreaking your phone means that you no longer wish to be protected by the manufacturer as their security will cease to work. For example, car manufacturers often put a speed limit to protect the driver from driving with a speed that’s hard to handle.

You must be extremely cautious when browsing the internet as it is a dangerous place, where vulnerable phones are first on the list of targets. If you are a person who cares about his personal information, then it is time for additional security measures. Losing your information to hackers can mean only problems for you. By having your sensitive information, they can turn your whole life upside down!


TripontechJune 27, 2017
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2min1040

Apple’s charging cables are notorious for the lack of durability, but that’s a common thing for many manufacturers. That’s why, many Android mobile device creators have decided to go with the wireless charging solution, but it’s something that Apple has been delaying for quite some time.

Recently, Apple started manufacturing their iPhones in India and the company dealing with this is called Wistron. This week, the company’s CEO Robert Hwang revealed that the new iPhone would be more waterproof than ever and it will include a wireless charging feature.

Manufacturing iPhones is a complicated process that requires lots of expertise, and that’s why Wistron focuses only on the iPhone SE at the moment.

Another sign that Apple plans to announce wireless charging for their next flagship smartphone was the note from Ming-Chi Kuo, an analyst at KGI Securities, who predicted this new feature not long ago. Soon after that, a photo was leaked, which showed a large pad installed in an iPhone that looked exactly like a wireless charging antenna. Moreover, a couple of days ago, a Reddit user leaked a photo of back panel made of glass, which is a must for wireless charging.

While waiting for the latest iPhone, we recommend trying the Apple Music application, which would connect you with your favorite performers and their songs. This week, Apple added a $99 annual subscription plan that offers a $20 discount for those who wish to use the application for the next twelve months.

Even though that there are many rumors on the Internet, we won’t know anything in specific as the Cupertino-based company loves to surprise their fans and change their plans at the last minute.

 


TripontechJune 13, 2017
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iPad is one of those devices that everyone praised when it was released. In recent years, we see a substantial decline in sales and things aren’t looking good for the device.

At the WWDC 2017 Keynote, Apple revealed the new iPad Pro , which is far more powerful than before. It hasn’t evolved into a laptop yet, but it can’t be called a simple tablet as well. The new 10.5-inch iPad is here to change its future, and it has become better with the new iOS 11.

I. Improved Dock

The new dock implemented in the iPad is similar to the Mac’s. It allows you to choose between a variety of applications, and it can be easily accessed from within an app. Moreover, the last app in the row changes depending on your habits.

II. Drag & Drop

Since the beginning, Apple has been using one pretty annoying feature, which used the magnifying glass to copy and paste stuff. It hasn’t disappeared fully on the new iPad, but now there’s a drag & drop feature implemented that makes moving photos & text quite easier.

III. Multitasking

The app switcher has become far more sophisticated than before. Now, you see not only all apps opened, but you will have control center shortcuts that can be rearranged the way you want them to be.

 IV. Refresh Rate is now a thing

 Back in the days, consumers never worried about the refresh rate on computers, nor tablets. However, the new iPad Pro auto adjusts the refresh rate based on what activity you are performing. This would considerably enhance the way you experience movies and games. Moreover, it could result in battery savings as it won’t take so much power on activities that don’t require it.

The latest changes on the iPad Pro are focused largely on productivity as the company tries to make the tablet more of a computer than a larger phone. The newest iPad can soon become a competitor to the MacBook as it is light, with a nice battery life and it offers a user-friendly interface preferred by many!


TripontechJune 10, 2017
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3min1570

The latest conference of Apple revealed a variety of new products. At the Apple’s WWDC 2017 keynote, the company announced three new operational systems – the iOS11, WatchOS4 and macOS High Sierra. Moreover, the Cupertino-based company revealed the powerful speaker HomePod, as well as some updates for their iMacs and MacBooks.

Some of their latest features implemented in the iOS 11 were preserved for the users, and no details were uncovered, whatsoever.

 The “dark mode” was revealed at the presentation and it will be available to all users this fall. This is due to the fact that the new iOS is available only to developers as of now.

Back in the days, Apple had to option to invert colors for a better visual appearance. It was a perfect feature for individuals with color blindness or greater sensitivity.

The new update is quite more sophisticated, and it gives you far more options. First of all, the phone’s brightness is slightly reduced in this mode, so it doesn’t disturb others around you. Plus, there are now two modes: Smart invert & Classic invert. The first one leaves many colors the same and it the color inversion happens far more intelligently. The Classic Invert option is the same as before, so nothing changes with it.

If you have already updated to the latest iOS and you wish to test this option then you have to go to Settings – General – Accessibility – Display Accommodations – Invert Colors.

 


TripontechJune 2, 2017
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3min1440

Andy Rubin, the man who made Android, has recently revealed his latest creation – the Essential Phone PH-1. All eyes are now on Rubin’s latest startup as he’s one of the founders of the Android OS before it was purchased by Google. Now, the operating system he created is being used by two billion users spread across the globe.

Cost

This new smartphone will cost around $699. It features a Qualcomm 835 processor, 128GB of storage and 4GB of RAM. It also works with accessories that can be attached with magnetic connectors, which allows you to customize your phone. However, there are only two accessories announced until now: the smallest ever created a 360-degree camera and the wireless charging dock.

Camera Features

The phone will be released in the United States at the beginning. What makes the phone so attractive is its simplistic design. PH-1 features a 5.71-inch full display with a 2560 x 1312 QHD resolution and brightness of 500 units. The display covers the whole phone, and it has rounded corners, which enhances the screen aesthetically by making it look even bigger. The back of the phone is geared with a 13MP dual camera, whereas the front camera is 8MP. What’s more, both cameras can shoot 4K videos!

Battery

The 3040 mAh battery of the phone is charged either by a cordless dock or a USB cable. Essential Phone is built with a titanium frame, ceramic back, and gorilla glass. The titanium makes the phone completely scratch resistant and bend-proof, which means that it will endure more than other flagship phones such as the iPhone 7 and Galaxy S8.

The company hasn’t made any claims about the phone’s durability, but from what we see, you might not have to cover the device with a protective case.

Currently, it is available in black and white colors, but more are expected to be released in the upcoming months. If you wish to have the 360-degree camera accessory, then you will need to pay additional $50.


TripontechApril 22, 2017
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7min1420

The new Samsung S8 and S8+ are here, but are they good enough to forget the catastrophic Note 7? After a pre-order period that finished two days ago, the company’s new flagship phones are now available in the United States, South Korea, Puerto Rico and Canada. The phone is expected to debut in other markets in the upcoming weeks.

Design

First of all, there’s no difference between the S8 and S8+, except the fact that you will receive more pixels per inch on the smaller model. They are both equipped with a Gorilla Glass on the front, while the back has a fingerprint magnet. Similar to the iPhone 7+, the Samsung models have a small difference in battery capacity, but it’s not much.

Apart from Apple, the specifications of the new Samsung phones are the same, so your choice depends on the size you prefer.

The 6.3-inch Galaxy S8+ might sound a bit too large for you, but the design is very comfortable, and it’s quite easy to hold the device. The device is narrower than its Apple competitor, and you don’t have to stretch your finger to the top. However, the S8+ is all screen, and the resolution is incredible, which makes everything you do crystal clear.

The device features a Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 2,960 x 1,440, a pixel density of 529 PPI on the S8+ and 570 on the regular model. For comparison, the iPhone 7 Plus has a 401 PPI high-definition display.

Goodbye physical button

Goodbye physical button 
This is the first Samsung model that has no physical button, but it has a virtual home and back button. At the bottom of the screen, there is a pressure sensor. When you press harder, you are returned to the home screen. However, this is all limited to the home button, unlike the iPhones which offer a full-screen 3D Touch.
Unlocking the phone can be a troublesome process as it takes a few steps to do it. If you want to use the fingerprint reader, you need two steps. But if you use a PIN, then you have to press home, swipe up, enter the code and then unlock the phone. The process is two-step with iris scanning as well.

At the bottom of the phone’s body, you will find the Bixby button and the mono speaker. The volume rocker is located on the left edge, while the right edge is preserved for the sleep button. Unlike Apple, Samsung isn’t ready to ditch the 3.5mm headphone jack.

It’s water and dust resistant, but you have to wait up to twenty minutes to dry if you wish to use the USB-C port. The device can withstand up to 1.5 meters of fresh water for around thirty minutes.

Specifications

Both devices are equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 CPU and 4GB of RAM, delivering impressive results. The models come with a 64GB of storage, which can be expanded with a micro SD storage to 256GB.

Biometrics

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We firmly believe that Samsung has put way too many biometric security options – iris scanning, fingerprint and face recognition. If the light isn’t good, then the facial recognition won’t do the trick. Moreover, it can’t be used for Samsung Pay as well.

To unlock the phone with your finger, you have to tap the button on the back while watching the screen and it’s a bit uncomfortable. Plus, it’s the sensor is located right next to the 12MP camera and I often press it instead of the sensors.

Camera

Camera
The company has decided to stick with the 12MP camera of the S7. The photos are quite good, but the photos get oversaturated, which changes the colors considerably.

The front facing camera is significantly improved, and it is now 8 MP, which makes it perfect for selfies. By the way, the Galaxy S8 allows you to apply animated stickers and filters on your face if you are not willing to open Snapchat, Facebook or Instagram Stories for the purpose.

Samsung offers amazing gesture-based controls such as turning the volume up & down, changing the brightness, swiping up and down and switching between the two cameras.

Wireless Charging & Battery Life

Wireless Charging & Battery Life
Both flagship models offer a fast wireless charging, whereas you only have to leave the phone on the pad to charge. It charges the phone to a full capacity in less than two hours.

The S8 is equipped with a 3,000 mAh battery, while the S8+ offers a 3,500 mAh battery.

Summary

All in all, the new Samsung is an amazing phone with many functionalities. The screen is truly amazing, and the lack of a physical button should not be a problem. For an Android device, the Galaxy S8 is the best one on the market, and the terrible sensor placement for the fingerprint isn’t much of a problem.



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