Samsung Galaxy J7 – A Mid-Range Smartphone Which Supports The Adaptive Fast Charging Feature

The Galaxy J7 came in June and Samsung has released the Adaptive Fast Charging feature, which will help the owners to take full advantage of this phone’s capabilities The device has a 3000mAh cell and Director of mobile, Samsung Electronic West Africa, Mr. Emmanouil Revematas, assured the users that they won’t need to recharge the battery so often.

Thanks to the ultra-power saving mode offered by Samsung, the Galaxy J7’s battery life will be extended and the users will be able to talk more on the phone with their friends, but, by default, the phone offers 18 hours of talk time on 3G. The J7 is a phablet costing Rs. 14,999 in India, which is around $227, so it’s a very cheap device with good specs, and it has all the chances to dominate the mid-range smartphone segment.

So, if you want to know more about this cheap, but amazing smartphone, then we’ll tell you that it has a polycarbonate shell (available in White, Black and Gold colors) and a metallic chrome frame, it measures 152.2 x 78.7 x 7.5 mm and it weights 171 grams. The screen has a size of 5.5-inch and it uses Samsung’s popular Super AMOLED technology, but the resolution isn’t very high, being limited to 720 x 1280 pixels, and it gives a pixel density of only 267 ppi. But this is a mid-range smartphone and you shouldn’t have high demands from it.

The J7 came loaded with Android OS, v5.1 (Lollipop), but Samsung hasn’t mentioned anything about upgrading it to the latest Marshmallow version. Inside, it features a 64bit Qualcomm MSM8939 Snapdragon 615 octa core processor, which consists of a quad-core 1.4GHz Cortex-A53 CPU and a quad-core 1GHz Cortex-A53 CPU, which is backed by an Adreno 405 GPU, but there is a second variant of the device which uses an Exynos 7580 octa core processor clocked at 1.5GHz, which is backed by a Mali-T720MP2 GPU. No matter which version you choose, the device will support multitasking and you won’t have problems with the browser performance. However, both versions come equipped with 1.5GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage, which is expandable up to 128GB with a microSD card.

The camera on the back supports 13 MP, it has an aperture of f/1.9 and a 28mm lens, and its features include autofocus, LED flash, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama and Full HD video recording. The front camera is 5MP, its aperture is f/2.2, it has a 23mm lens and offers LED flash for perfect selfies at night.

Nintendo’s Pokémon Go Will Be An AR Smartphone Game

Nintendo is working on an augmented-reality smartphone which will run on Android and iOS and will be released next year. The game will come along the Pokémon Go Plus, which is a wearable device that will use a Bluetooth connection and will notify the users when it will detect another Pokémon in the area. John Hanke, chief executive of Niantic Labs, talked about the upcoming Pokémon Go and how it will change the users’ lives.

Hanke said that Nintendo’s goal is to make the users walk out their houses and find a Pokémon within a few minutes, so they’re everywhere and you can battle with them anytime. However, there will be gyms, but the Hanke wasn’t able to give too much information on what they will be like, if they’ll be gym leaders, or if the players will get badges, if there will be an Elite Four, or even a Champion.

There will be different kinds of Pokémon living in various parts of the world, so it’s obvious that the Water Pokémon will be located near the water, but you can trade your rare Pokémon with another one you’ll find hidden somewhere. Unfortunately, Pokémon Go will have exclusive Pokémon living only in some regions and it will be frustrating for the players who “live” in areas populated with Zubats and Rattatas, while their friends can catch Dragonites and Charizards in other parts of the world.

Hanke has added that they will have events for Pokémon, so the users will be able to trade stuff with their friends, but there will be also players who will travel the world to catch a Pokémon, while others are training their Pokémon in order to prepare it for the battle (League Champion).

The best thing about the Pokémon Go Plus, which can be worn as a watch, is that it will inform you if something is happening in your area, saving you from continuosly checking your phone for that.

Dell XPS 13 vs. MacBook Pro 13 – Which High End Laptop Do You Prefer?

At the beginning of this year, Dell has released the XPS 13 laptop, which has a nice design and great specs, being priced at around $1,000. The MacBook Pro 13 has a similar price and a 13.3-inch Retina screen and an Intel Core 5 processor, but which has a higher clock speed. In this article, we’ll tell you more about their specs, and if you like any of these laptops, then now it’s time to sacrifice your savings and replace your old device.

Designs

These laptops are not looking cheap like those models with a black polycarbonate chassis, as the MacBook Pro 13 comes with a matte silver design, it’s very slim and, but the Dell XPS 13 is slimmer, and has an aluminum frame and a carbon-fibre keyboard surround, which is very soft to touch. The MacBook is 200 grams heavier, but Dell’s laptop is as rigid as Apple’s device, but it has a more premium aspect.

Keyboard and touchpad

Both laptops have a backlit keyboard and you won’t need to push hard on the keys, and also, you won’t get tired when typing for a long time. However, the MacBook Pro 13 wins the battle because it has a touchpad which benefits from the Force Touch technology and it responds to various levels of pressure. The Dell XPS 13 has a smaller touchpad, which has a standard form, with integrated buttons.

Displays

The Dell XPS 13 has a WLED backlight sized at 13-inch, which supports a resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels and has an aspect ratio of 16:9. The 13.3-inch Retina Active Matrix TFT Color LCD screen of the MacBook Pro 13 supports a lower resolution of 1280 x 800
Pixels and the aspect ratio is 16:10. So, the Dell XPS has a sharper display, but the MacBook Pro 13 is better for watching movies, because the aspect ratio was chosen especially for this type of use.

In terms of color reproduction, well, Dell managed to reproduce 95% of the sRGB color gamut, while the MacBook Pro reproduced 98%. As for the brightness, on Dell’s screen reaches 418cd/m2, while the MacBook laptop reaches 400cd/m2.

Hardware

The Dell XPS 13 is powered by an Intel Core i5 (2nd Gen) 2467M dual core processor clocked at 1.6 GHz, but which can reach a max Turbo Speed of 2.3 GHz, which is backed by 4 GB DDR3 SDRAM and it’s kept alive by a 6-cell lithium polymer battery.

The MacBook Pro 13 features an Intel Core i5 dual core processor clocked at 2.50GHz, but it’s backed by either 4 GB or 8 GB of DDR3 SDRAM and the battery lasts, approximately, seven hours.

iOS 9.2 Jailbreak Release Date and TaiG Features

One of TaiG’s partners has published a report, in which it was confirmed that an iOS 9.2 jailbreak will be released in short time. The group of hackers has started working on the iOS 9.2 jailbreak after the update was available for the public and this news has made happy a lot of users.

3K Assistant is one of TaiG’ partners, and it’s represented by Stephen Phen. He posted a message on the Chinese microblogging site Weibo about the iOS 9.2 jailbreak, saying that it’s in the works and will be released as soon as possible. He also posted screenshots of the original post, on his blog, so this information is official.

Phen has specified that the team has worked on the iOS 9.2 jailbreak for eight hours until they’ve had a breakthrough and obtained promising results. We’re guessing that the hackers have found an exploit in iOS 9.2 and they’ve continued working on the jailbreak tool, which isn’t fully complete, but it will be soon, and it will be released to the public.

So, 3K Assistant, which is a piracy App Store, has assured the jailbreak fans that they’ll get their hands on the iOS 9.2 jailbreak soon. This store is TaiG’s “sponsor”, who funds the hackers so they can succeed with their new jailbreaks, and until now 3K Assistant has housed the iOS 8 jailbreaks.

Recently, the developers have received the iOS 9.2.1 beta and this is forcing the hackers from TaiG to release the jailbreak for iOS 9.2 before the final version of iOS 9.2.1 will be released to the public. Otherwise, the users who will upgrade to iOS 9.2 won’t be able to jailbreak their devices and they’ll be stuck with this version. Because Apple has the habit to stop signing a firmware when the company releases a newer version of its software and if the iOS 9.2.1 will be released before the TaiG team will finish the jailbreak tool, then all their efforts will be in vain.

WhatsApp BETA 2.12.287 Download Available for Nokia Smartphones

WhatsApp has over 900 million monthly active users, which makes it one of the most popular mobile messaging applications. It’s available for smartphones running on Windows Phone, BlackBerry 10, Android, iOS and Symbian, and has a web client for computers.

Today we’re going to talk about the latest WhatsApp BETA version for Symbian S60 smartphones such as Nokia Belle. The WhatsApp 2.12.287 is the latest BETA version of this application for Symbian S60 and now it can be downloaded from the internet. The new version of the application doesn’t come with new features, but instead it fixes some bugs that the developers have found or users have reported. In addition, the developers have improved the application’s stability, which means that you the application will no longer crash.

The WhatsApp 2.12.287 SIS (installation) comes with 7 modified files which are related to libraries and the executable file. The new WhatsApp application has some racial emojis, but these have not been enabled yet by the developers, but we will most likely see them sometime in a future update.

WhatsApp 2.12.287: How To Install On Your Nokia Smartphone

First of all, you will need to uninstall the current WhatsApp application from your Nokia device. After that, you will have to open the browser on your smartphone and head to whatsapp.com/nokia. Here, you will notice a big “Download Now” button that you will need to select in order to download the WhatsApp 2.12.287 SIS file to your Nokia smartphone.

Once the download is complete, install the WhatsApp 2.12.287 on your Nokia smartphone. Finally, open the latest WhatsApp BETA on your Nokia smartphone device and use your mobile phone number to get verified, in order to log into your WhatsApp account.

Have you tested out the latest WhatsApp BETA on your Nokia smartphone? Tell us your thoughts about it!

LG WebOS 3.0 Features and Improvements – What’s New?

The WebOS smart TV platform is preparing for an important upgrade in the forthcoming year. LG wishes to launch a Smart TV line, which according to the latter will feature the new webOS 3.0 platform. Sources say this big launch will take place at the CES event in January.

The latter platform will roll out with a bunch of features that are meant to ease the whole procedure of interchange content choice, all kinds of streaming services and more. WebOS 3.0 comes with Magic Zoom, Magic Mobile Connection and an updated Magic Remote.

Detailing the WebOS 3.0 features: Magic Zoom, Magic Mobile Connection, Magic Remote &more

Magic Zoom is the feature that allows you to enlarge small letters on the screen and the best part about it, is that it doesn’t give you that hazy image. The second feature, Magic Mobile Connection permits users to connect with their phones to the TV and the rest of the apps displayed on the screen. And last but not least, the Magic Remote is the sole controller for the entire TV system.

With webOS 3.0, users will also get to enjoy Channel Plus. LG states that the latter “provides a wide range of over-the-top content in a user-friendly format”. Together with the Xumo platform, LG is planning on including content to the Channel Plus from the following: Time Inc., The Wall Street Journal, Mode Media, Bloomberg Politics and more.

Channel Advisor is another amazing feature that will be able to identify your preferred movies, TV shows, in short it will “read” your pattern and you will see a displayed list of all your top choices. Also, when the TV is not on, you can listen to your favorite tracks due to a new music player app that will also be included in the webOS 3.0.

The company is also planning on upgrading the Live Menus as well as My Channels, so that users can include 10 of their favorite programs, without having to renounce watching to their current one.

Steam Winter Sale 2015 – Fallout 4, Just Cause 3 and Metal Gear Solid V Offers

Just Cause 3, Metal Gear Solid V, The Witcher III and more games can be found at some amazing prices as the Steam Annual Winter Sale commenced today.

PC games will be sold like hot cakes as players are eager to benefit from this year’s Steam Winter Sale. Old and new games are marked down to some amazing costs, so this is the time to buy.

However, this year’s Winter Sale comes with several changes. Before, there were Daily Deals and Flash Sales, which were usually integrated in a time frame, from 24 hours to 48 and even 8 hours. But, this year’s Winter Sale is different as there is no time-limit for the offers. Thus, all of the offers and deals will be the same until the 4th of January, when the sales will end.

So, to replace Daily Deals and Flash Sales, Valve has come up with new ideas. They will include a special holiday comic called Northpole Noir, every day a new page will be unveiled.

Also, Valve has come up with a new project that hands-out 3 Steam trading cards every day. If you’re a Steam user, you can leaf through all sorts of discounted games with and once you’ve fulfilled the 11-game survey, you can make use of the gift card. A sneaky, yet captivating strategy, as users will definitely come back daily to check out the games and other discounts.

But, if you’re looking to grab the Fallout 4 game at a budget-friendly price, you won’t experience this joy, as the price still remains $59.99 just like the Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege game. The costs for the Steam Link and Steam Controller are pretty much the same, but if you do buy one or the other, you will get the Left 4 Dead and Counter Strike: Global Offensive as a gift.

Remember that this Steam Winter Sales will continue until January 4 and if you’re still looking for a Christmas gift, now is the time to make a purchase.

Minecraft Update 1.8.8 Released for Xbox One, PS3, PS4 and Xbox 360

Mojang has released the Minecraft Update 1.8.8 and all the owners of Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 can already download the update to their consoles. However, if you own a PS Vita then you should wait a few more days until the update will finally arrive to your console. Unfortunately, The Minecraft: Wii U Edition will probably receive this update sometime next year.

The new update comes with new modes, items mobs, biomes and blocks. There are several new kinds of plant life such as Peony, Double Tall Grass, Large Ferns, SunFlowers, Tulips and Blue Orchid. At the same time, there are new food recipes such as cooked rabbit, salmon, putterfish or mutton. Some new potions have been added such as Potions of Water Breathing or Potion of Leaping.

At the same time, there are new mobs that are joining the world such as Rabbit, Chicken Jockey, Elder Guardian, Guardian or Endermite. The Minecraft players will be able to check new areas such as Mega Taiga, Mesa, Deep Ocean, Savana, Extreme Hills and more.

There are a few new blocks that this new update comes with such as: diorite, prismarine, red sand, red sandstone, wet sponge, coarse dirt, packed ice, dark oak saplings and more. All these new features are available for the four consoles we’ve mentioned above, so we suggest you to update your Minecraft to 1.8.8 right away and test them out.

However, we have some bad news for the Minecraft players, as a hacker group that goes by the name of SkidNP has announced that it will bring down the Minecraft servers. This will most likely happen during the Christmas season, when a lot of people have some free time and will most likely want to play Minecraft or other games. The same hacker group claimed that they will also take the Steam servers down.

The main reason that the hacker group SkipNP is doing this is because they want to prove to big gaming companies that the security of the gaming servers is very weak. With other words, the big companies that host gaming servers should start investing more money and protect these servers better.

iPad Air 3 Leaked Specs an Features – Should We Be Surprised?

Apple is currently working on the iPad Air 3, which is expected to arrive in the Q1 of 2016, and lots of rumors are circulating on the internet about its specs. The fans will be disappointed to hear that the upcoming tablet won’t come with a pressure-sensitive 3D Touch display because there are problems with the supply chain for the components.

According to Kuo, Apple has encountered major difficulties and the situation is described as “one of the most severe production bottlenecks in iPhone 6s supply chain”, which is below 30 percent utilization. Regarding the price of the iPad Air 3, reports say that Apple will freeze it, because otherwise, its success would be compromised. There are plenty tablets on the market and the buyers are interested in buying the best device with the most affordable price.

The iPad Air 3 should ditch the 16GB variant of storage, which is very criticized by the Apple fans and reviewers, and it would be great it the manufacturer will listen to people’s demands and double the capacity of the internal memory.

It’s not sure if the size of the iPad Air 3’s display will be increased or it will stay the same, but its resolution is rumored to be increased to 2,334 x 3,112 pixels, from 1,536 x 2,048 pixels. The processor will be either A9 or A9X (the latter is used on the iPad Pro) and it will be backed by 2GB or 4GB of RAM, depending on what hardware configuration will choose Apple. The cameras won’t have a higher resolution because neither the iPad Pro has received upgraded cameras. But the design will be improved, as Apple is continuously making its devices thinner and thinner, and the iPad Air 3 will probably measure only 5mm.

The battery will be a surprise, but a negative surprise, because its capacity is expected to be reduced from 7,340mAh, in case the tablet will become thinner. This will lead to a decrease in battery life and the fans won’t be very happy about this.