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AdminJuly 21, 2018
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The world of devices has been making major moves of the last 5 years. There are more and more exclusive options and features available for our daily use of mobile phones. While discovering which ones best for you it boils down to what features are you looking for in your mobile phone?

Below you will find a few new mobile phones for 2018 and their features:

LG V30 & LG V30S (Unlocked)

The LG V30 and LG V30S are both presenting with a sleek thin stylish design. It has several features including a wide angle camera, water resistant, and even finger-print scan. On the upgraded version of the LG V30S, the price is a bit higher of course, and the LG V30’s camera is around the same as the LG V30S. So if you are looking for a great camera the LG V30 model is a top pick, the price you’re going to spend it up to you!

LG V30 & LG V30S (Unlocked)

Samsung Galaxy S9 & S9+ (Unlocked version)

The Samsung Galaxy S9 & S9+ come in varying colors including Coral blue, lilac purple, burgundy red, and sunrise gold just to name a few. If you are a big camera user and selfie taker you will love the new modes:

  • Selfie focus
  • Selfie
  • Wide Selfie

The Samsung Galaxy S9 has a dimension of 5.8” when the Samsung Galaxy S9+ is 6.2”. The S9 has a digital zoom of 8x and the digital zoom on the S9+ is 10x zoom. This is a great camera for anyone who loves taking pictures.

Samsung Galaxy S9 & S9+ (Unlocked version)

iPhone X:

While the iPhone X has been a long-awaited design, It still offers the same feature with a few upgrades. The iPhone X camera has 12mp pixels with a 10x zoom on stills, and 6x for videos. It uses a wireless charger and a wireless charging station. Of course, the iPhone X has face ID and even emojis that express your feelings just the way you want it… Any problems contact me.

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Conclusion:

If a new phone is what you are looking for mobile phones for 2018 are making a big impact in the mobile world. Picking the best phone will vary depending on what you are using it for, and exactly what you must have in your new mobile phone.

Mobile phones have definitely improved over the last 5 to 10 years and are preparing for the wireless age. But don’t take my word for it, just pick it up and take a look for yourself.


AdminMay 29, 2018
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It is virtually impossible to go anywhere without seeing someone holding a Smartphone. We have indeed entered the digital age where even toddlers know how to use and navigate through an iPhone or a Samsung Galaxy 8.

Smartphones, as defined by Merriam-Webster, are cell phones that include additional software functions, such as e-mail or an Internet browser.  It is a mobile phone that performs many of the functions of a computer, typically having a touchscreen interface, Internet access, and an operating system capable of running downloaded applications.

Here are the top three highly-recommended Smartphones based on their specifications and bang for their buck:

  1. Huawei P20 Pro

Having a large-capacity battery, as most phones produced by Huawei do, Huawei P20 Pro takes the top of all smartphones. The Huawei P20 Pro has a 4,000 mAh battery that will surely get you through a busy day without charging your phone. It also has a large 6.1-inch display, which is perfect for watching movies, taking photos, and for gaming purposes. To top it all off, Huawei P20 Pro has a unique triple camera design with a 68-megapixel resolution to provide you with fantastic, clear selfies and a low light mode that surpass all other smartphones in the market today.

  1. Samsung Galaxy S9/S9 Plus

Samsung has dominated the Android market for smartphones for a while. However, with the emergence of so many smartphones, Samsung has found itself in some pretty steep competition. Samsung Galaxy S9/S9 Plus, Samsung’s flagship phone, takes our second spot with its infinity display, 6GB RAM, the fastest Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 mobile processor, IP68 dust and water resistance, 5.8/6.2-inch display, a rear dual aperture camera, wireless and fast charging, and the list go on. Galaxy S9/S9 Plus almost has everything anyone would want in a Smartphone. The only reason it didn’t take our top spot is that of its battery life. With 3,000 mAh, it certainly feels like you’re not getting the most out of this powerful device with all its power-hungry features.

  1. Apple iPhone X

When you hear iPhone, you automatically think of good quality Smartphone. Apple has always been one of the companies dominating the Smartphone market for years, and with the release of iPhone X, Apple definitely has the masses hooked. Being the first unique iPhone design since the launch of the first iPhone, iPhone X includes wireless charging and has a large 5.8-inch display. With no home button on the front, iPhone X introduces an advanced facial recognition. To date, iPhone X is remarkably the most advanced among other iPhone models and deserves to be the flagship of Apple Smartphones.

And there we have our top three recommendations for smartphones. There are, of course, other options to choose from. At the end of the day, there is only one opinion that matters – yours.  It is also important to remember that however grand and impressive these smartphones maybe, the most important thing is how we use these gadgets to our advantage and how much we are able to have fun from using them in our day-to-day lives.


AdminDecember 2, 2017
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As you might already know, there are dozens of ways to free storage on your iPhone device, and in this article, we have covered some of the easiest tricks that you might not know yet!

First thing first, for those who can afford it, we highly recommend purchasing the highest storage capacity as you will eventually need it. Here are some new tricks that will clean up your precious storage.

  1. High-efficiency photos

If you have the new iOS 11 installed on your iPhone 7 or newer, then you can enable the “High Efficiency” compression format. It will save your photos in this format (HEIF), instead of JPEG. This way, you will be able to store twice as many photos. According to our sources, a file can be compressed up to 80%.

To enable the feature go to Settings > Camera > Formats and there will be two options: “High Efficiency” & “Most compatible”. Note that this feature can only be enabled on devices with the iOS 11.

The greatest disadvantage of the compressing is that it’s not supported on all devices and you will need a conversion tool for the purpose.

  1. Delete photos & videos in Messages

If you are frequently using Messages, then you must have lots of photos and videos sent back and forth as well. The bad news is that each and every attachment takes space on your phone as it most often duplicates the file you already have.

To delete the photo, you will have to go to each one and click “Delete Message” singlehandedly. However, Apple has thought about it. Go to Settings > General > iPhone Storage > “Review Large Attachments”. By clicking this, you will receive a list of all attachments. Tap “Edit” and then select those you wish to delete.

If you are an iPhone X user, then the Animoji might have taken a large chunk of your free storage. You will find the animated videos in the same place saved as video files.

III. Delete messages automatically

What makes Snapchat such a popular application is the fact that it deletes every message after it was opened, saving a great deal of storage.

However, your Messages won’t be deleted unless you set them to expire automatically after a certain period of time. To enable the feature go to Settings > Messages > Keep Messages. From this tab, you can choose between keeping them forever, one year or 30 days.

Within the same page, you can set automatic deletion for audio messages as well. You can set the expiration time to two minutes and never worry about them taking space.

  1. “Offload Unused Apps”

A completely new feature for the iOS 11, that allows you to offload unused applications. It can be enabled from Settings > General > iPhone Storage.

Turning it on means that your iPhone will delete unused applications when your storage is low. This means that all applications or games that you’ve never used will be removed.

Note that, the data in the applications will remain the same, so you will have all the information if you decide to download them once more.

  1. Cached App Data

Most application cache lots of data in order to launch faster and load everything inside them. However, caching takes a lot of space. Deleting those files could regain you lots of space.

Few Tricks That Would Free Your iPhone StorageTo delete the cache, then go to the applications and clean your Media & Web storage.


AdminNovember 17, 2017
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In the article, we are going to talk about the most historic phone ever created in the history of iPhones. We follow Marques Brownlee’s video review as we show you Apple’s latest flagship phone.

There’s a learning curve to the new iPhone X, which is quite fascinating as we haven’t seen anything alike with its predecessors.

All previous models had pretty much the same setup with a rectangle screen, rounded corners and a home button. You know exactly what you get, how to use it and what to expect. If there are any new features once in a while, it won’t take you more than ten-seconds to learn it and you are good to go.

With the iPhone X, there are three or four fundamental changes to the way you use the phone. On the outside, it’s the same shape we’re used to – a rectangle with rounded corners – but the display is now curved for the first time and the screen is as close to the edges as possible.

Holding the phone gives you a pleasurable feeling as it is large enough to enjoy all your favorite activities at maximum pleasure. Even though that the new model is larger, the feeling is that you are having an iPhone 8, rather than a “plus”.

The stainless steel sides make the phone far more slippery and it’s a matter of time before you drop it. The back of the phone is a shiny glass, which would probably never look the same as the first time you’ve opened the box. It can get easily scratched, so it is better to use the device with a case.

The Toronto based accessory maker Dbrand is now offering an accessory named “The Grip”. It’s a quite useful for individuals who tend to break their phones often. More about this accessory, you will learn in the upcoming weeks as we create a separate review article about it.

Overall, it has everything for a $1,000 phone. The speakers aren’t front-facing, but they are still pretty good. It’s water-resistant and you can charge it wirelessly. Once again, there’s no headphone jack, but welcome to 2017!

Many people ask whether this is the most breakable iPhone due to the glass back screen and the answer is… yes. What I personally don’t like is the camera bump, which would make the phone rocking while being placed on a table and chances are that you will get your finger in the photos far more often than before.

The notch

The most prominent feature of the phone is the front notch which contains some highly valuable sensors. It might look annoying at the beginning, but you will get used to it quickly.

All optimized iPhone 10 applications must wrap around the notch perfectly. Most applications are catching up with the update as developers are optimizing their apps.

Apps that aren’t updated will be quite obvious as they have huge bezels at the top. It is quite annoying when you watch videos as the notch will often cut off some of the display when playing on a full screen.

By double tapping on the screen, you can add bezels to see everything, but this would make the screen small and then you will see the need for a plus-sized X.

The Retina Display

The phone features a Retina OLED display with the 5.8-inch panel, high pixel density. It supports HDR, True Tone, Live Photos, and the colors are far better than before.

Having such an amazing display means that users must forget about the home button. Even though that there’s no home button, you can now control your phone using “gestures”, which are part of the learning curve we talked about previously.

Gestures

By swiping up from the bottom of the screen to go home and you will see a bar that represents your “Home”, from where you can close opened applications.

Swipe down from the top to access notifications. By swiping from the right corner you can open the “Control Centre”. For multitasking, you have to swipe halfway up and then over to get through your recent apps. If you can’t access the upper part of the phone, you can swipe down on the bottom of the screen to reach the top corners.

Once you get used to the swiping, you will understand just how much it improves the user’s experience.

The long-awaited Face ID

Removing the home button means that there’s no fingerprint reader on the front anymore. That’s why, you have the new Face ID system, which unfortunately is far from perfect, whereas the touch ID was far more superior.

However, Face ID can get improved with new software updates so we hope to see them more often! Note that, it has some physical limitations that will prevent it from unlocking. It works by placing thousands of sensors on your face to recognize you. The system is quite sophisticated as it can recognize you as you change with time or when you add a makeup or change your hairstyle.

The system is known to fail if there’s infrared light around you. Personally for me, locking your phone with Touch ID had a success rate of around 99%, whereas with Face ID it is around 95%.

Go to Settings to turn “Attention” on. This means that you will have to be looking towards the phone so that it can unlock. I believe that the Face ID system provides more security in terms of authentication and it’s quite a seamless process.

Apple represents animated emojis

The Animoji, possibly the funniest feature on iPhone 10 that would make communicating with your friends even more hilarious. It’s exclusive to this model only! Android users will receive a video of your Animoji when you decide to send them one. Even though that this feature requires a front-facing camera, other models of the company don’t have it.

Photos are now even better

The cameras are a bit changed even though the sensors are the same, but with better glass and optic stabilization. Now, you can make far better pictures with the 2x telephoto lens and zoomed videos & photos. HDR on this phone is quite amazing, aggressive and detailed. From what we’ve seen, the iPhone X’s front-facing camera might be the best one on the market for videos.

Specs

Inside the phone, this awesome machine offers an A11 Bionic chip, 3GB’s of RAM, which allows it to perform on a brilliant level making it one of the fastest phones available on the market. The battery of the iPhone 10 is improved as it is now close to the capability of the iPhone 8 Plus.

The bottom line is that iPhone X is a brilliant device and people won’t be disappointed for paying a thousand dollars to own one. Those who want this phone are already aware of its drawbacks, so it’s a well worth purchase after all.


AdminOctober 25, 2017
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Even though that Apple had made some major changes in their smartphone lineup in the last two months, one of them has been missed by most of us.

iPhone’s 7 largest storage option, the 256GB model has been discontinued as Apple announced the iPhone 8 and iPhone X. Now, customers have two options: a 32GB or 128GB model, or else they have to upgrade to iPhone 8 or X.

According to our source, the Cupertino-based company stopped selling the largest model on the same day the new iPhone series was unveiled. Moreover, we contacted the company’s customer service team to confirm the news.

The greater the storage, the more applications the device can have, which allows you to take more high-quality photos, videos, music, movies and much more.

From now on, iPhone 8 is the only model that will have a 256GB model, so you have to forget about its predecessor if you want a new phone that can hold all of your pictures and videos in one place. Note that some mobile carriers still offer the iPhone 7’s largest storage options, but you have to hurry up as they can finish sooner or later.

According to our reports, Apple has been struggling to sell the new iPhone as much as its predecessors. Not only that, but it looks like the popularity of the iPhone 7 has increased significantly more than their new flagship phone.

However, Apple’s fans have their eyes focused on the new iPhone X, which must be quite more advanced. How are the customers going to react to the large choice they’ve been offered? Well, watch closely as Apple starts shipping the “X” model next month.


AdminOctober 12, 2017
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Pixel Google new phone

Google has unveiled new versions of Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL phones that are expected to bring competition to iPhone users, who may be fed up with their OS. The Pixel 2 entry-level price is at $649 but for the 128 GB Pixel 2 XL it shoots up to $949; there is also no expandable memory so choose wisely when making a decision when buying the two.  What differentiates the two is a larger screen and bigger battery in the Pixel XL. The phones are designed for those who want a simple, premium phone.

Pixel 2 runs on Google Android Oreo Software with an edge to edge screen; the phone has surprisingly no headphone jack. Pixel 2 is taller and thinner than it’s predecessor, but they also have the same weight. The phone has an aluminum back that is very easy to hold. The bottom bezel can be used to front stereo speakers enhancing your music experience.

You can submerge the phone to a level of one meter for 30 minutes due to the inclusion of IP67 dust and water resistance. This is a pretty cool feature among the younger generation who would want to floss it to their friends. You also get a Gorilla touch resistant screen with greater color dimensions. This makes for one the best screens in the market. The resolution on the screen is quite good, especially when you are watching Netflix, Amazon videos and Youtube which are supported through HDR.

Google is renowned for its software development platforms, and The Pixel phones ride on this fact. The new phones come packed with some cool artificial intelligence recognition software. Like the popular Google lens

Google has developed a really fast phone with a Snapdragon 821 processor and 4GB of RAM, which puts it on par with the Samsung Galaxy S7, OnePlus 3 and the HTC 10. Though, it would have been better for Google to get the upgraded Snapdragon 835 that is rumored to offer 27 percent better performance and is more efficient by up to 30 Percent. You are able to play games, run applications and scroll Google’s Chrome without that drag in loading from similar phones.

The Phones come with Google Assistant, which lets you do a lot of cool stuff through voice commands. You can set your alarm, schedule a meeting and ask Google assistant to dial your dad. Google assistant is so much, efficient at grasping what someone has to say than Siri in Apple phones.

The Camera in the Pixel is probably one of the best in the market; you have a 12-megapixel rear camera with dual-LED flash, a 1.55- micro pixel with a f/20 lens and laser autofocus. You also get face detection autofocus and a faster HDR. The Camera takes amazing photos at night, and in areas, with low lighting, thanks to the dual LED flash. There is also a particular aspect of depth in the photos with the phone capturing a lot of details in the background. The fast processor and a fantastic OS ensures that you load the camera in seconds.

You will also be able to take perfect crisp videos shot in 4k, thanks to a gyroscope that ensures you produce videos that appear very realistic. You also have an 8-megapixel selfie camera that produces cutting-edge photos thanks largely to auto HDR+ and the f/24 aperture. You can upload these photos for free to Google photos.

Google has also introduced something called Motion photos that lets you create 3 second short videos and then bring them to life. Google has merged its dual pixel technology with its image processing so as to create really awesome 3D modeling into their camera view.

For security, you have an improved fingerprint sensor that is very responsive and fast.  This will be a key selling point to its competitors like iPhone X that ditched its Touch ID.

Google Pixel 2 and XL are definitely going to cause a stir in the high-end phone market. The Pixel 2 is a good improvement over the previous model. With a cutting-edge camera – probably the best in the market, Google will undoubtedly outsell its competitors. The battery life may raise eyebrows as Google has cut off 70mAh from the previous model.



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