NFC in smartphones

Sometimes you take a look at a smartphone’s specs and wonder what other features mean, especially when your current flagship doesn’t have them. Well, you are not alone. To most people, features such as an Infrared (IR) blaster or NFC are just a ‘by the way’ technical features the manufacturer included. A feature such as NFC has become a common trend in the digital world. It’s surprising only a small percentage of people are reaping its benefits. But starting today, you will know what NFC is, how it works and its uses. Continue reading “NFC in smartphones”

Mobile wallets: Samsung Pay vs. Android Pay vs. Apple Pay

Cash and credit/debit cards will soon be obsolete. At this technological rate, advanced systems such as cryptocurrencies have started taking root. In developed and developing countries, digital currency is commonly used. You only need to have a smart device with an electronic wallet to join the band. These e-wallets/mobile wallets Continue reading “Mobile wallets: Samsung Pay vs. Android Pay vs. Apple Pay”

Android O vs. iOS11: The Never Ending Battle

At the frontline in the smartphone realm, are Apple and Google; both tech giants lying in wait. This is after they announced and showcased various advancements at their developers’ conference. Keen interest was however on their new operating systems. With both releasing developers’ preview for testing, there’s much to compare. With most appealing features from each side, it’s not yet time to crown the winner. Continue reading “Android O vs. iOS11: The Never Ending Battle”

Samsung’s new Gear 360 Camera: Sleeker Design at a Reduced Price

The new Gear 360 (2017) camera is an accessory that you may want to add into your Samsung Galaxy world. Unlike its predecessor, it’s now appealing with its sleeker design. What’s even more exciting is the price; it’s cheaper as compared to the previous model. It’s priced at $229 whereas the other model retailed at $350. You’ll also be in luck if you’re going to buy Samsung Galaxy S8 or S8+ device with the Gear. This offer which will last until 19th June will help you get the new Gear 360 for just an extra $49. It’s available Continue reading “Samsung’s new Gear 360 Camera: Sleeker Design at a Reduced Price”

3 Top Productivity Apps for the iPhone

“Productivity is not just about doing more, it’s about creating more impact with less work”. -Unknown.

Many people believe that smartphones kill productivity, and and facilitates procrastination.

However, there are many Apps that you can download that will help you to increase your productivity.

Let’s take a look at 5 apps that can help you to get more done in less time.

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Memory Lane: All The New Hardware Features Of Each New iPhone

Reddit user Gr33npin3appl3 put together a short list of the high level new hardware features of each iteration of the iPhone. They started with the iPhone 4 as it was the first complete package. Obvious CPU changes are ignored.

iPhone 4 – Release Date: June 24, 2010

  • Retina display, 4x more contrast at 1:800
  • IPS
  • Front facing camera
  • Glass sandwich design
  • 512mb ram
  • 1.75um 5MP rear facing camera
  • LED flash
  • 720p videos
  • Gyroscope

iPhone 4s – Release Date: October 14, 2011

  • Siri
  • New 8MP sensor in rear facing camera
  • F2.4 aperture
  • 5 element lens
  • 1080p videos
  • Dual core processor
  • New antenna design
  • GSM and CDMA

iPhone 5 – Release Date: September 21, 2012

  • 4″ display with more color saturation
  • Less reflective display
  • Timeless new design
  • 28MP panorama
  • 100mbps LTE
  • Improved speaker
  • 1gb ram
  • Lightning port
  • Sapphire lens cover
  • 3 microphones

iPhone 5s – Release Date: September 20, 2013

  • 64bit architecture
  • New M7 motion coprocessor
  • New 8MP sensor
  • New image processing
  • F2.2 aperture rear facing camera
  • Burst mode
  • 120fps 720p slow-mo videos
  • Dual tone flash
  • Touch ID with sapphire cover
  • Metal graphics

iPhone 6 – Release Date: September 19, 2014

  • Larger display with higher contrast
  • 150mbps LTE
  • Upgraded 8MP sensor with PDAF
  • 240fps 720p slow mo videos
  • 60fps 1080p videos
  • Time lapse
  • Much more ergonomic design
  • Ion strengthened glass
  • AC wifi
  • OIS in photos in 6 Plus

iPhone 6s – Release Date: September 25, 2015

  • 3D Touch
  • New Taptic Engine
  • 2nd gen Touch ID
  • New 12MP sensor for rear facing camera
  • Much improved dynamic range
  • New 5MP sensor for front facing camera
  • 4K videos
  • 1080p 120fps videos
  • OIS in videos in 6s Plus
  • Live Photos
  • 63MP panorama photos
  • Retina flash for selfies
  • NVMe storage
  • 2gb ram
  • 300mbps LTE
  • Twice as fast wifi
  • 7000 series aluminium body
  • Improved water resistance
  • Dual ion exchange glass
  • Always on “Hey Siri”

iPhone 7 – Release Date: September 16, 2016

  • #courage
  • IP67 water resistance
  • Stereo speakers
  • Quad LED True Tone flash
  • New 7MP sensor for front facing camera
  • F1.8 aperture rear facing camera
  • 6 element lens
  • More colours in rear facing camera
  • Telephoto lens in 7 Plus
  • 3gb ram in 7 Plus
  • 2nd gen Taptic Engine
  • 450mbps LTE
  • DCI P3 display

iPhone 8 / iPhone 7s / iPhone 7s Plus – Release Date: September 2017

The iPhone 8 will start at around $850. It will be launched alongside the iPhone 7s and the iPhone 7s Plus. The new iPhone 7 “s” versions will have upgraded hardware but feature the same form factor as the 2016 iPhone 7.

Expected upgrades:

  • 5.65 inches x 2.79 inches . 0.298 inches (slightly larger than the iPhone 7 and smaller than the 7 Plus)
  • Edge to edge?? OLED screen
  • 256GB of storage
  • 3D sensors
  • Facial recognition for unlocking??
  • Wireless charging
  • Called the iPhone X, not the iPhone 8??
  • #morecourage??

If there are any that were missed let us know!

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