Is Apple Music on Android any good?

Apple Music has finally arrived on Android since it launched on IOS in June of this year. Now you can jam the 30 million-ish song catalog or you can listen to live radio on Beat One. Apple does this because in order to compete in streaming field – Apple needs to be everywhere to try to beat the giants like Spotify. So, Apple launched Apple Music on Android and gives Android users the same first class treatment as IOS.

On first impression, the apps look astonishing similar, even identical in any places. You have the same general interface as iPhone has. Setting up your music taste, browsing playlist, and controlling song playback are the same as you have on iPhone. But Apple has made slight changes to fit better for Android. On IOS the menu is located on the tabs while on Android Apple has change the menu on the side.

If you are an Android user and never used Apple’s products, you need an Apple ID to use Apple Music. If you have purchased anything from iTunes whether it was a song, album, movie, or something else, you have an Apple ID and can enjoy the Apple Music. For a newcomer, you can sign up within the app, through itunes on your computer or on ICloud.com.

Apple Music for Android is full of the songs that you need, a good playlist, and live radio just like the IOS apps. You can create your own playlists by accessing your iTunes music that you already bought. You also can download many songs, playlists, and albums for emergency if you don’t have an internet connection. Apple says that music video that they already have on IOS are coming to the Android version soon.

The biggest loss on Android is voice control. But voice control more to the IOS than Apple Music. You can use Siri on iPhone, iPad, and iPod to control your music or play a song. That’s the advantage for IOS users. For Android you can use Google Now’s voice command to play songs on other apps but not on Apple Music. If I asked Google Now to play a song, it asks me which app to use, but Apple Music was not in the listed choices. Very strange indeed.

After I installed Apple Music on my Android device, I noticed that it was still on beta, so I expect that it is not quite ready and full of bugs. After 2 weeks using Apple Music on my old Samsung Note 3, i didn’t have any major issues, apart from it is quite slow and not as fluid as IOS. On the menu there is an option to leave a feedback for Apple Music. So, if you find a problem you can send your feedback to Apple.

So the conclusion is this—Apple didn’t revolutionize Apple Music on Android. If you already like Apple Music, there you go; if you are already a Spotify user, I want you to reconsider Apple Music as your daily streaming after Apple Music is officially released. Apple music is already offering a family plan of up to 6 users, more exclusive songs, music videos, and many more.

GoPro Karma Drone Sets 2016 Release Slate

GoPro announced that they will enter the drone market industry in 2014 and confirmed at the Code Conference this year. For now the company has just announced the name which is “Karma”. It will be the first-ever drone built by GoPro and is set to be released as early as next year.

GoPro is very secretive about Karma. The company did not reveal any key specification, although they provided some test footage- which unveiled back in October – to show what Karma drone is capable of. As we all know that GoPro can produce a very good video, so we can expect that Karma is capable of shooting videos in 4K.


Being late in the drone industry, DJI is one of the most established drone makers in the world. It’s interesting to see how GoPro will go against the giant in the future.

Karma is expected to be unveiled sometimes in 2016 – probably at CES 2016. Good news, GoPro is giving away 100 units of the Karma. In order to win, all you have to do is sign up HERE.

iPhone 6 Explodes Out Of The Blue – First Such Incident in Malaysia

The last incident an Apple device was involved is related to an iPhone 6 which, most likely, suffered a short circuit and exploded in its owner’s pants pocket. This happened recently, in Malaysia, during a night walk in the park.

The owner, named Muhammad Asyraf Daud, was walking in Jonker Walk in Malacca, a state from Malaysia, at around 11PM, when he suddenly heard the sound of an explosion and he felt hot in his pocket, realizing that something happened to his iPhone 6. Immediately, he took the phone out of his pocket and threw it away, while it was on fire and with smoke coming from it. The next day after the incident, Asyraf went to Mac City, the local Apple reseller, where he was old that the company will investigate the causes of the explosion and that if they won’t find a real problem, they won’t replace the iPhone 6 with a new one. The owner was shocked when he was asked if he modified the flagship, after buying it back in February 2015, because he never touched the software or anything else inside the phone. The good news is that the man escaped the incident with minor injuries.

The iPhone 6 came with an increase in size, jumping from a screen of 4-inch to 4.7-inch, which supports now a resolution of 750 x 1334 pixels with 326 ppi. Its back has two thin lines at the top and bottom, instead of wide bands of a different color, and inside, it features an A8 chipset which is powered by a dual-core 1.4 GHz Typhoon (ARM v8-based) and it supports only 1GB of RAM. The resolutions of its cameras are the same as on the previous 5S: 8MP on the front, with phase detection autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash and HDR, while the front camera supports 1.2MP.

WhatsApp 2.12.376 Beta Latest Version Download Available for Android

The new beta version of WhatsApp for Android is now available on the official website, but unfortunately, it doesn’t bring any new features, only an improved performance, but we’re pretty sure that the developers have been working on some features that haven’t been activated yet. One of the features that have been implemented recently will allow the users to share documents.

WhatsApp 2.12.376 beta version has a size that has been increased by 522 KB, which means that no files have been deleted, but it seems that 269 files have been modified, being related to Google Drive, not to share documents, while a new icon has been added and it’s called “permission_storage .png “. Also, the developers have optimized icons emojis categories and have fixed many bugs that have been found on the previous update.

In order to install the new beta version of WhatsApp, you will need to go to the official website, where you’ll see the Download Button. But, first, you’ll need to enable the Unknown Sources box, by going to your phone’s Menu> Settings> Security and checking the box in front of it. Only by doing this, you will be able to install applications which are downloaded from third party sources, not from the Google Play Store. So, if you don’t trust the new beta versions and want to install the latest stable version, go to the Google Play store and download WhatsApp 2.12.367.

Since this is a beta version, it may come with some errors and bugs, so in case you find any issues, feel free to report them to the developers and they’ll fix them as soon as possible. And we all know that they’re working against time, in order to make WhatsApp more and more attractive to the users. In the past months, the application has went through drastic changes, receiving lots of useful features such as Voice Calling, the ability to store chats on the cloud, plus new emoji characters, an overhauled Material Design etc.

Microsoft Lumia 950 Dual SIM And Lumia 950 XL Dual SIM Specs, Features and Availability

Great news for the Indian consumers who couldn’t wait to get their hands on one of Microsoft’s new Lumia devices. The smaller Lumia 950 model with Dual SIM capability will be available at a price of Rs. 43,699, while the Lumia 950 XL phablet will cost Rs. 49,399. The fans will be able to pre-order them on Monday, but the smartphones will reach the retail stores on December 11. In addition, the Microsoft Display Dock can be purchased at a price of Rs. 5,999. This accessory allows you to connect your phone to an external monitor and keyboard and obtain a Windows 10 PC.

Windows 10, the latest operating system, comes with Continuum, the feature which will allow you to use the Microsoft Display Dock and connect your smartphone to a physical keyboard and display, and turn your Lumia device into a mini-computer. The moment your smartphone will be connected to a large display, the user interface will switch to an interface that will look like a Windows 10 desktop and you’ll see the familiar Start menu.

Both Lumia devices come with a plastic back which has a large circular camera lens. The resolution of the primary camera, which uses PureView technology and Carl Zeiss optics is 20MP, supports an f/1.9 aperture, autofocus, OIS and a triple-LED RGB flash module. For selfies, the owners of a Lumia 950 or a 950 XL device can use the 5MP front camera. Using these cameras, the users can unlock their devices by scanning their irises.

The Lumia 950 has an AMOLED screen sized at 5.2-inch, which supports a resolution of 1440x2560pixels at 564ppi, it’s powered by a Qualcomm MSM8992 Snapdragon 808 hexa core processor which runs at a clock speed of 1.82GHz and it’s backed by 3GB of RAM, while its internal memory supports expansion from 32GB up to 200GB. The battery has a capacity of 3000mAh and according to GSMArena, it offers 18 hours of talk time on 3G. The phone’s physical dimensions are 145×73.2×8.2mm, resulting in a total weight of 150grams.

The Lumia 950 phablet weights 15grams more, it measures 151.9×78.4×8.1mm and its display has a diagonal of 5.7-inch, supporting the same resolution, but its pixel density is lower at 518ppi. Inside, it houses a superior Qualcomm MSM8994 Snapdragon 810 octa core processor clocked at 2GHz, which is backed by 3GB of RAM, but the internal memory is similar. The battery is slightly larger at 3340 mAh and it can be charged via the USB Type-C port (USB 3.1) which is available on the smaller model, as well. Also, the phablet comes with liquid cooling.

Microsoft Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL Devices Released with Windows 10 and Continuum

Microsoft has released the Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL phones that come with high end specifications. The new Lumia smartphones are the first devices developed entirely by Microsoft after the company purchased the Nokia’s handset business back in April 2014 for 7.2 billion dollars. Satya Nadella, CEO at Microsoft, has firstly showed the Lumia 950 XL in India during the company’s Future Unleashed event that was held in Mumbai, on November 5-6, 2015.

The Lumia 950 XL comes with a 5.7-inch screen and features a Snapdragon 810 octa-core processor that’s backed by 3GB of RAM. The device has 32GB of internal storage which can be expanded up to 200GB using a microSD card. When it comes to cameras, the Lumia 950 XL features a 20MP primary shooter on the rear side and on its front side is placed a 5MP secondary camera. To make things even better, the device supports wireless charging.

The Lumia 950 XL supports dual SIM cards and 4G LTE, both features being very important on the Indian market.

On the other hand, the Lumia 950 device comes with a 5.2-inch display, a Snapdragon 808 hexa-core processor and it is backed by 3GB of RAM. Likewise the Lumia 950 XL, the Lumia 950 has an internal storage of 32GB which supports expansion up to 200GB using a microSD card, the primary camera has a resolution of 20MP and the other one, which is placed on the front side, supports 5MP.

Microsoft Lumia 950 features a battery of 3000 mAh, while the Lumia 950 XL features a larger battery of 3340 mAh.

Both devices run on Windows 10 OS and come with Continuum, a feature which allows you to connect the devices to a monitor using an optional display dock to convert it to a regular desktop computer. Keep in mind that you will have some limitations, as you will be able to run ONLY applications available in the Windows Store. At the same time, you will be able to open an application on your monitor at one time.

Both the Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL support Windows Hello, which will allow the phone’s camera to read user gestures to unlock the devices. The cameras are also able to read users’ irises to unlock the devices.

You can already pre-order the Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL from Amazon.in, but you can also pre-order them from a retail store such as Reliance Digital Store or Crome. These two devices will hit the stores in India on December 11, 2015.

WhatsApp 2.12.367 APK Download Available for the Android Smartphones

A new stable version of WhatsApp for Android has been released, WhatsApp 2.12.367 is the latest STABLE version of this application for the devices that run on Android and it can be downloaded from the Google Play Store.

WhatsApp 2.12.367 comes with some new features such as the starred messages, rich link previews and direct share, the rich link preview option allows you to include an image and description of the links that you share on WhatsApp. If you don’t want to use this feature, you can disable it when you share a link. After that, these links can be filtered by the receiver according to their descriptions, this way, the receiver will know what he will find on that page before he opens it.

Another new feature that WhatsApp 2.12.367 comes with allows you to “bookmark” important messages and media files that you receive with a star. By “starring” a message, you will be able to come back to it whenever you want, to star a message or a media file, you will just need to tap and hold on the message/media file until a star button will appear. You can also remove the star by tapping and holding on it again until the star disappears.

On the other hand, the new Direct Share feature works only on Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS and it allows you to select a chat and use it when you want to share content from other applications.

WhatsApp 2.12.367: How To Install On Your Android Smartphone

WhatsApp 2.12.367 is the latest STABLE version of this application for the Android smartphones. To install it on your Android device, you will need to open the Google Play Store and search for WhatsApp, once you find the application, select it and install it on your Android smartphone.

When the installation is complete, you will need to use your mobile phone number to get verified and log into your WhatsApp account.

Nokia C1 Release With Windows 10 and Android 6.0 Marshmallow

Images of the Nokia C1 shows that the company’s new product will come in two versions: Windows 10 and Android 6.0 Marshmallow.

Earlier this year, Nokia, the Finnish company that was once the absolute leader in the market of mobile phones, has confirmed that they will return to the smartphone market at the end of 2016. Note that due to contractual obligations from businesses with Microsoft, Nokia must wait until 2016 for the launch of new mobile devices.

Now Nokia C1 appeared after some leaked images on the Internet. All information and rumors have suggested that the phone will use a variation of the Android operating system and will run the Z Launcher app from Nokia. The new information shows that the smartphone will come in a version that will be powered by Windows 10. This means that there will be two versions of the phone with two operating systems.

In addition, an image from September shows the camera placed on the center of the back cover, while the last image shows the camera placed in the top left corner. Nokia C1 will be available in several colors: white, gold, pink and gray.

According to the leaks, Nokia C1 could be equipped with 5-inch FHD display, an 8 megapixel camera on the back (or a 13MP one) and 5 megapixel front camera. Also, it appears that will run on Android 6.0 Marshmallow. Earlier reports suggested that Nokia C1 will have an Intel processor and 2GB of RAM.

Until we have more information from Nokia on its future smartphone, these rumors should be treated as such.

Li-Fi Beats Wi-Fi – The Technology That Lights up the Internet

The inventor of the light bulb could of hardly imagined that in one day, it will be used not only for lighting homes worldwide, but also for data transfer that will allow people to download information from satellites in space directly in their portable devices. The light bulbs in a house will have a double role with the introduction of Li-Fi technology, a form of data transmission at speeds 100 times higher than Wi-Fi.

Li-Fi technology was invented in 2011 by Harold Haas, a researcher at the University of Edinburgh in laboratory experiments. It uses visible light communication (VLC) to transmit data at high speeds. Put simply, the system resembles a lamp blink so that their message is translated into binary code (0 and 1).

Laboratory experiments were able to achieve data transmission speeds of 224 GB per second. That would be the size of 18 films per second downloading from the Internet. As a comparison, in theory, Wi-Fi technology is capable of speeds 600 MB per second (1,000 MB = 1 GB).

The technology has been tested in the real life conditions with a company called Velmenni from Estonia, which implemented the system in its offices and other locations in its capital, Tallinn. In these environments, they managed to obtain a connection speed of 1 GB per second.

Beyond superior speed, Li-Fi technology has a number of benefits related to network security – the signal is transmitted via light waves that do not penetrate the walls of a room, but also has drawbacks, such as the user is stuck in that room. The company is currently working on finding solutions to allow for Li-Fi signal transmission on a wider range of frequencies.

It is estimated that LED bulbs already used in houses could be readily converted into Li-Fi transmitters by attaching a microchip, which would provide a dual function: issuing light and transmitting data. The speed at which these pulsating LED are operating is much too high to be perceived by the human eye, so not a problem there. It remains to be seen how much longer it will take to successfully implement the technology on a large-scale. Visible light communication (VLC) technology is already used for other purposes, such as creating high-tech toys. For example, Disney has used this technology to build a “magic wand” that can light up the LEDs on a princess dress.