Friday, 20 January 2017

This Windows 10 New Feature (Power Slider) Will Help Save Your Battery

This Windows 10 New Feature (Power Slider) Will Help Save Your Battery

Microsoft is testing a new Windows 10 feature that will let users quickly adjust power options to improve battery life or performance. The software giant has added a power slider option to the main battery section of the taskbar, which greatly improves power management in Windows 10. Currently, Windows 10 users have to dig back into the classic Control Panel interface to fully adjust power preferences, but this slider now makes it easier for anyone to quickly adjust battery life.

It’s part of a new Windows 10 build (15014) that’s being tested by Windows Insiders, and Microsoft is promising further battery life “investments” in upcoming test versions of the OS. The latest update also includes a new ebook store and the ability to pick a custom color for the accent colors found across Windows 10. Microsoft is also adding in a new option to let Windows 10 automatically free up space on a PC by deleting temporary files and items that have been in the recycle bin for 30 days. Microsoft will deliver all of these new features as part of the Windows 10 Creators Update in April, but if you want to test them early you can sign up to be a Windows Insider and access the fast ring releases ahead of April.
LinkedIn Website Now Has A Facebook-like Redesign

LinkedIn Website Now Has A Facebook-like Redesign

If you’re like me, chances are you’ve used LinkedIn a few times while looking for a job, filled in your information, and then rarely touched it again.

The company is calling it “the largest desktop redesign” since LinkedIn’s inception. It’s largely inspired by the company’s mobile apps, with a cleaner, modern design (as opposed to something that looked like it belonged back in 2006).

LinkedIn says its goal is to help you more easily access “the most relevant professional conversations, content and opportunities whether you’re on our mobile app or on our desktop experience.” Tweaked color palette aside, here are the few changes it’s making to achieve this:

> Large icons at the top of the site for easier navigation.
> Facebook-like chat windows that are persistent no matter where you are on linked in.
> LinkedIn will encourage conversations on its site by suggesting people to chat with if you have a connection at a company.

The feed has been fine-tuned with a combination of algorithm and humans. The company promises new ways for reading about specific topics you care about too.
A single universal search bar for everything across the site (as opposed to a different one for each section).
Insights on who’s reading the content you share.
More suggestions on how to tidy up your profile.

Above all, the fresh look is easier to access. It’s more Facebook-like, which for a lot of people especially new members will mean something more familiar. Anything that gives people a reason to stick around is a win for LinkedIn.

Source: TNW

Thursday, 19 January 2017

LG Foldable Smartphone Patent Leaked

LG Foldable Smartphone Patent Leaked

This year looks promising as far as disruption in the mobile space is concerned. The dream of a foldable phone in the commercial market may finally come true, what with Samsung, Nokia, and Microsoft all reported to be working on one. LG is expected to launch a similar device in the fourth quarter, and has filed a patent for its 'version' of a smartphone-to-tablet foldable device.

GSMInfo was the first to spot this patent filing, and the photos attached show LG's vision for its first foldable smartphone. The device is expected to be essentially a merger of two distinct parts. When in smartphone mode, both the parts sit one behind the other with the smaller screen at the back, and the regular smartphone screen at front. The rear camera employed at the back, where the smaller screen resides, will allow you to take selfies from the back camera as well. Once the device is opened up from the hinge, it transforms into tablet mode.

This is similar to the Nokia patent, except that the Nokia device had the same dimension screens on both sides of the hinge, and looks somewhat like a pocket mirror. Microsoft's upcoming Surface Phone is also tipped to be a foldable phone, and its patent leak reveals that the company is envisioning a smartphone that opens up to form a tablet-like larger display.

Samsung might also be launching its first foldable smartphone as early as Q3 this year. It seems like the Korean tech giant is looking to fire on all cylinders as it has been tipped to roll out more than 100,000 units of fold-out devices in the third quarter.
Vivo V5 Lite Full Specifications

Vivo V5 Lite Full Specifications

Vivo V5 Lite smartphone, just like other recent phones launched by the company, this smartphone also features a capable 16-megapixel camera at the front. The device comes with a 'Selfie Spotlight' feature that, as per company's claims, creates lighting effects required for 'picture-perfect' images. The phone will be made available in Crown Gold and Rose Gold colours.

The Vivo V5 Lite runs Funtouch OS 3.0 based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow. The smartphone sports a 5.5-inch HD (720x1280 pixels) IPS display. The V5 Lite is powered by an octa-core 64-bit processor coupled with 3GB of RAM. In terms of optics, the phone comes with a 13-megapixel rear camera with f/2.2 aperture. At front, we have a 16-megapixel camera with f/2.0 aperture for taking selfies.

The smartphone comes with 32GB of inbuilt storage, which is expandable via microSD card (up to 128GB). The V5 Lite houses a 3000mAh battery. In terms of connectivity options, the device offers 4G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, USB 2.0, OTG, FM radio, and GPS. It measures 153.8x75.5x7.6mm and weighs 155 grams.
Vivo V5 Plus Launched, See Specifications

Vivo V5 Plus Launched, See Specifications

Ahead of the smartphone's India launch on January 23, Vivo has officially unveiled Vivo V5 Plus smartphone and the biggest highlight of the device, as already expected, is its front-facing dual camera setup. The company has further introduced a lower-specced version of the V5 smartphone in the form of V5 Lite. Interestingly, V5 Plus was recently made available for pre-orders by a third-party retailer in Malaysia and the specifications of the device had already been revealed.

The dual-SIM Vivo V5 Plus smartphone runs Funtouch OS 3.0 based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow. It sports a 5.5-inch full-HD (1080x1920 pixels) display. It is powered by a 2.0GHz octa-core Snapdragon 625 SoC coupled with 4GB of RAM. However, the company's entire focus with this smartphone seems to have been on its camera department.

In terms of optics, the smartphone packs a 16-megapixel rear camera, tagged with LED flash. However, the truly defining aspect in the camera department comes in the form of a dual camera setup at the front (20-megapixel + 8-megapixel sensors). The 20-megapixel camera on the Vivo V5 Plus makes use of Sony's IMX376 1/2.78-inch sensor with f/2.0 aperture and 5P lens system, while the 8-megapixel camera captures depth-of-field information.

This effectively means that the smartphone's front camera setup can produce 'Bokeh' effect, made popular by iPhone 7 Plus. Notably, unlike the Apple flagship, the Vivo smartphone is capable of producing this effect with front camera setup instead of rear module.

The Vivo V5 Plus comes with inbuilt storage of 64GB, which is expandable via microSD card (up to 256GB). It houses a 3160mAh battery that supports fast charging. In terms of connectivity options, the V5 Plus offers 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.2, and GPS. The listing of the phone on company's website suggests that it will be made available by the company in Gold colour option only.

The smartphone measures 152.8x74.00x7.26 mm and weighs 158.6 grams. The Vivo V5 Plus comes with a fingerprint scanner embedded right into the home button.
YouTube Has Launched In-app Messaging Service

YouTube Has Launched In-app Messaging Service

YouTube has launched a preview of in-app messaging service on its Android and iOS apps - however, for now, it is only available for users in Canada. The new in-app messaging will allow users to share clips, links, text, and perhaps video too. Users in other regions can access the feature via invite. Last year in May, YouTube had confirmed it was testing the feature with limited users.

In a blog post on Google Canada's website, there is a video where the new feature has been shown as how this in-app messaging feature works. You can share a video with multiple users, chat with them, invite more users, and even reply with additional YouTube video links. Moreover, there will be a 'heart' inside the chat thread to express a like for a video or a message. YouTube videos will play inside the chat window, without users having to leave it. "Not only can you share and receive videos in the app, you can also chat about them right on YouTube, reply with another video, invite others to the conversation, and more." read the Google blog.

YouTube had briefly tested this feature in May last year without any further details for its rollout. It was also constrained only for a few users who were a part of YouTube's testing process. This time YouTube has only chosen Canada for the rollout of this feature under a new Sharing tab. Google has said in its blog post that Canadians share 15 percent more videos than an average YouTube user, so it's fair that they should see feature earlier than everybody else.

But if you are not in Canada and yet are enthusiastic about using this feature, you may need an invite from a friend who is already using this service. That could practically happen if your friend resides in Canada, they add you to their chat, or share a video in this fashion. After being added, you can share and chat with others as well.

The idea behind the YouTube messaging feature is to encourage users to stay within the YouTube app for sharing and conversing over a particular video, without having to switch between the other apps. The new in-app messaging feature is set to compete with Facebook's video service where you can comment, like, share, reply to comments and even privately share video with others. This feature is live on YouTube's Android app and its iOS counterpart as well in Canada.

Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Samsung Galaxy S8, Leaked Specifications, Price And Release Date

Samsung Galaxy S8, Leaked Specifications, Price And Release Date

Samsung Galaxy S8 rumours and leaks have become more frequent as the launch of the smartphone comes closer.

The latest leak about the Galaxy S8 smartphone tips the price, launch date, and release date; the specifications and images of the upcoming Samsung flagship have leaked multiple times so far.

Launch Date and Release Date

Twitter tipster Ricciolo claims that a 'little birdy' has let out that the Samsung Galaxy S8 is 'ready'. It will be unveiled to a selected audience, including journalists, at MWC 2017, well-guarded from the general public. Consumers will have to wait till March 29 for the official Galaxy S8 launch. The Samsung Galaxy S8 and its bigger sibling Galaxy S8 Plus will be released in late April, according to the tipster.

Samsung Galaxy S8 Price

Ricciolo also said in the tweet that Samsung has set the Galaxy S8 price as EUR 849 (roughly Rs. 61,700), making it more expensive than last year's premium Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge variant. The larger Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus will be priced at a whopping EUR 949 (roughly Rs. 69,000). This is in line with previous rumours that Samsung will price the two upcoming smartphones a little higher than the 2016 flagships. To recall, the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge were launched at EUR 700 (roughly Rs. 50,900) and EUR 800 (roughly Rs. 58,100) respectively.

Samsung Galaxy S8 Specifications

Samsung is expected to introduce big changes to this year's flagship in the hope to regain the goodwill it lost with the Galaxy Note 7 debacle. The Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus are tipped to sport dual-edge curved displays, with thin bezels at the bottom and top edges, and the display is pegged to be pressure sensitive. The Home Button and navigation buttons are expected to be ditched, and the fingerprint scanner will most probably be housed at the back - or underneath the display.

The company is expected to introduce a dual camera setup at the back of the larger Galaxy S8 variant, and it will also incorporate the iris scanning technology on the front camera, alongside autofocus capabilities. The S Health app is also expected to see a massive overhaul, with WebMD integration.
Microsoft Android Might Feature Cortana On It's Lock Screen In Upcoming Updates

Microsoft Android Might Feature Cortana On It's Lock Screen In Upcoming Updates

Microsoft recently overhauled Cortana's design on Android and iOS, and now the company looks to make it more accessible on Android smartphone. The company is reportedly testing a new feature that allows users to access the Cortana digital assistant by just swiping left or right on the Android lock screen.

Mspoweruser reports that Microsoft is looking to make Cortana more accessible on Android smartphones with this feature. The company is testing it with beta testers already, and looks to make it commercially available in the upcoming update.

The report says that once you update Cortana and open it, it will ask you for permission to enable 'Cortana on the lock screen'. By Clicking on 'Add Cortana to my lock screen', you will thereby create a shortcut for Cortana access on the lock screen. Once all of this is done, the circular Cortana logo will show up at the bottom of your Android lock screen, and by swiping left or right will start the digital assistant immediately.

This is another sly way Microsoft looks to increase Cortana's presence on other ecosystems. With the absence of Google Assistant on all Android smartphones, this might not be a bad option for all those who miss a digital assistant on their device.

It's important to reiterate that this feature is currently being tested with beta testers in the Google Play. Because this feature is in the testing phase, it could arrive in the stable app most likely in the next update. However, if you can't wait to use this feature, sign up for Cortana's beta testing here, and begin fiddling with it immediately.
Google App Now Allows You To Store Searches To Be Accessed Later

Google App Now Allows You To Store Searches To Be Accessed Later

The Google app for Android has brought in a useful feature for areas with low connectivity. The latest update brings 'offline search' that enables users to save searches for later, in the event of poor data connection. Google now stores searches when the user is offline, and shows the result when a connection is re-established.

For example, you are in a low connectivity area and are unable to look up something on Google. Google either does not show the search result at all, or in case of spotty connectivity - it just vainly keeps trying to load the page. In these times, you tend to give up on searching, and forget about it later on when connectivity is re-established. To prevent this, the new offline search feature will now store the search query in a new section called Manage Searches. The last query will then be searched automatically by the Google app, as soon as you get back online.

"The Google app will work behind-the-scenes to detect when a connection is available again and deliver your search results once completed," the tech giant explains. The app will send you a notification saying Your search result is ready, and the results will then be displayed in the app.

As mentioned, the Google app now has a new Manage Searches tab that lets you control your offline pending searches, and clear them all if need be. Google claims that this new search pattern bears no additional baggage on your data usage. This feature is found only in the latest v6.9.37 of the Google app, and can be downloaded from the Google Play.
Google+ To Get A New Design And Interface From 24th Of January

Google+ To Get A New Design And Interface From 24th Of January

The Alphabet Inc Google is now introducing more than 50 updates to Google+ across Android, iOS, and Web, including Events.

In 2015, Google+ went through a major redesign where Communities and Collections features were introduced. Although users were welcomed to use the new design, they could still use the classic style. The old classic design is now going away from the platform starting January 24. In addition, low quality comments will start becoming hidden from the posts. In case you want them shown, you'll need to click the 'See all comments' button.

Events has finally been brought on board the Google+ platform, allowing users to create and join events on Google+ Web as you have in the past. However, the Events feature will not be available for G Suite users for now. This functionality will also go live on January 24.

The new Google+ has also been adjusted to make the best use of the screen size and show less whitespace and more posts. Moreover, Google has also added a photo zoom functionality to photos on Google+ Web. Additionally, Google+ had earlier announced the use of new Rapid and Accurate Image Super-Resolution (RAISR) software which, through machine learning, which will allow users to see large high-resolution photos while using 75 percent less bandwidth.

"Just because we're bidding adieu to classic Google+ doesn't mean we're done working on the new one. Our aim is to make Google+ the best place to connect around the things you care about," the California-based search giant said in a blog post. Google is also welcoming feedback through the app and Web about its new design and features.
Insights Of Xbox One's New Dashboard As Revealed By Microsoft

Insights Of Xbox One's New Dashboard As Revealed By Microsoft

Microsoft last week announced that it is bringing improvements to the Xbox One dashboard, a.k.a Guide, in a major rebuild. Addressing common issues like speed and performance, the Redmond giant also said that the update will be accompanied by other major refreshes to the gaming experience on Windows 10 PC as well.

Xbox's head of platform engineering, Mike Ybarra in a live stream showed off the new look of the Xbox One dashboard.

A video was by Windows Central revealed that the new Xbox One Guide design is visible. It is accessible as an overlay via a single button press (the Xbox button), making Store, My Games & Apps, and Home easily accessible, apart from recently played games. Options to save a screenshot, record, and view more recording options within the GameDVR is made available on the interface.

As an overlay, you can freely switch between apps and games without any recursive actions back to home of the Guide. This will allow you to jump among different games and apps without having to wait for the dashboard home to load each time. Also new is the replacement of the multitasking menu with a new streaming icon, which will let users stream to Beam and other support services.

As a part of the Guide revamp, Xbox users will soon be able to start recording GameDVR clips, adjust recording length, and access their captures directly in the Guide. A new Achievement tracking overlay, Gamerscore Leaderboard, a new Cortana design, and controls for background music are also coming to the platform in the updates that are expected to be pushed this year.

To recall, Microsoft is also bringing a new feature called 'Game Mode' with the Creators Update for Windows 10 that will enhance the PC gaming experience of users making it run faster. Windows 10 Creators Update is rolling out around April this year and the mentioned Xbox platform updates are said to roll out in the same time, however, Microsoft hasn't specified a time for its implementation. Microsoft also mentions that some of the elements of the new update have already started rolling out to Windows Insider Preview users.

Source: Gadget360

Tuesday, 17 January 2017

LG X300 Launched, See Specification And Price

LG X300 Launched, See Specification And Price

The LG X300 runs on Android 7.0 Nougat and sports a 13-megapixel rear camera. The smartphone has launched in the South Korean market, and is priced at KRW 253,000 (roughly Rs. 14,800). It has been made available in Silver and Dark Blue colour variants.

The LG X300 sports a 5-inch HD (720x1280 pixels) In-Cell Touch IPS curved glass display. The smartphone is powered by the 1.4GHz quad-core Snapdragon 425 SoC paired with Adreno 308 GPU and 2GB of RAM. It offers 16GB of inbuilt storage, which is further expandable via microSD card.

The fingerprint sensor is situated at the back, below the camera. The Android 7.0 Nougat running device sports a 13-megapixel rear camera with LED flash. At the front, the LG X300 sports a 5-megapixel sensor for selfies and video chats. Other included camera features are Auto Shot, Gesture Shot and many other shooting modes. The smartphone's dimensions are at 144.8x72.1x8.09mm, and it weighs 142 grams.
Telegram For Desktop Now Has Cool New Features In It's New Update

Telegram For Desktop Now Has Cool New Features In It's New Update

This was announced in their blog post yesterday.

Telegram for desktop was available for desktops and laptops since 2013. It now finally gets an update which is version 1.0 with a fabulous new design.

Some of the Features of the update includes;

> Consistent material design,
> great animations, and
> support for custom themes

This cool features will make Telegram for Windows, Mac, and Linux the tool for messaging from your Mac or PC.

See What the New Telegram Desktop 1.0 looks like:

Login screen

Your Chats

Custom Themes

Incase you don't like any of the predefined theme and you're looking for an alternative design, Telegram Desktop also supports customized themes. Anyone can make a theme for Telegram Desktop. This theme, for example, changes green outgoing messages to blue:

And here’s a third-party night mode theme:

Other Telegram Desktop Features?

The best thing about Telegram Desktop is that it automatically syncs messages from your phone with your computer using Telegram’s encrypted cloud. Just install it and log in to your account! All your messages, documents, photos and videos will be synced for you from the secure cloud.

Thanks to Cloud Drafts, you can even start typing on your phone, then continue on your desktop when you reach home or work.

Who needs email now? Telegram Desktop is many times faster and handles attachments like a pro. Just share your with those who want to reach you.

See more information about this Update from their blog here.

Monday, 16 January 2017

Sunday, 15 January 2017

Everton vs Manchester City Match Highlight

Everton vs Manchester City Match Highlight

Total Humiliation! Manchester City was really wiped by Everton today.

A Game that saw Manchester City conceive 4goals, their worst defeat so far this season. Superb Performance from Everton.

Romelo Lukaku Scored the opening goal for Everton in the first half, before 3 more goals was added in the second half.

See how it happened