Monday, September 24, 2018

Macmyth Apple Watch Series 4 Review

Apple Watch Series 4

Is Apple’s watch Series 4 for You?

Apple recently released its all new Apple watch series 4. Just by looking at it you wouldn’t straight off see any major changes but once you power it up you’ll realise that Apple has come a long way with its watch series. The same shape, same design and same bands, on the looks side, Apple watch series 4 is your same Apple watch. However as soon as you turn it on you just know that the Apple watch series 4 is not like its predecessors in some ways.

What’s New in the Apple Watch Series 4?

Due to its curved display and no bezels, the Apple watch series 4 seems to have a 30% larger screen which you notice as soon as you power up the thing.

But that’s not all that is new with the new Apple watch series 4. The new Apple watch series 4 comes with a crown that provides haptic feedback as you scroll through the screen, a much louder speaker (don’t know when anybody is going to need that), a much faster processor and an all and new wireless chip all snuggled up into one sleek body.

If this still does not impress you then let me tell you the Apple watch series 4 also comes with a heart rate monitor and an ECG scan. The heart rate monitor thing may not be super interesting as all sport watches come with anyway but having an ECG in the watch is a start.

Having all these things in the Apple watch series 4 is not going to come cheap for anyone. You can get the basic model with GPS for $399 and the cellular model with a 40mm case or a 44mm case for $499. But this shouldn’t be surprising as Apple is hardly known as an affordable brand.

A combo of hardware and software in the new Apple Watch Series 4: 

What’s makes this Apple watch series 4 all the more special is the combination of updated software and hardware. The new health features added to the watch also makes it a winner in anyone’s eyes.

The Apple watch series 4 comes with new sensors that monitor not only your heart in the ECG readings but also notifies 911 when the user takes a tumble and does not get up for a minute. To know more- Apple has updated the gyroscope and accelerometer to identify when a person has fallen and needs emergency services to be phoned up.

Heart Screening not yet there….

The Apple watch series 4’s heart screening features are at present are a no show and will come later this year along with an update.

The heart screening tech keeps track of your heart rate throughout the day and the Apple watch series 4 also has electrodes in the crown and crystal back to record an ECG.

If the Apple watch series 4 gets an atrial fibrillation in its reading it will confirm it four more times and then send the user an alert.

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Apple Event: Go Big or Go Home!

Go big or go home seems to be Apple’s new motto when it came to the Apple event that it held this Wednesday. As Apple released its new iPhones, the overriding theme seemed to be that if you didn’t go big you had to go home as the starting price of these new unveilings are at $750, $1000 and $1,100, when last year it was at $700, $800 and $1,000.

As iPhone markets saturate around the world, Apple plans on getting as much out of the market before it dwindles altogether by getting better performing phones and another alternative is to make a phone do more so that people wouldn’t have to look elsewhere for gaming and such.

Introductions at the Apple Event: 

The new round of iPhones are supposedly bigger, better and faster than their last year’s counterparts. The biggest ever iPhone to be released at an Apple event was this time around. The new ever largest iPhone ever to be released by Apple is 6.5 inches and is called the iPhone XS max not extra small mind you but ten S.

This mammoth of an iPhone, as mentioned at the Apple event will retail for $1,100, if that does not make your eyes pop then I don’t know what will.

Another mention at the Apple event was a larger Apple watch that comes with a heart trend monitoring system or ECG apparently approved by the FDA or Food and Drug Administration.

Bigger, Faster iPhones at the Apple Event: 

The recent Apple event saw an iPhone XS which is a premium model that has a 5.8 inch screen and a 6.5 inch screen iPhone XS max model, which is its biggest ever selling smart phone.

But if you’re looking for a more basic one then Apple also unveiled a 6.1 inch entry level iPhone XR model.

What’s the Difference in these models discussed at the Apple Event: 

The XS iPhone models will be the better, faster and bigger iPhones that was mentioned with better processing speeds and a super retina OLED display that has a wider color gamut.

The iPhone XR model on the other hand will be made of aluminum instead of the higher end stainless steel and is made of LCD tech rather than the high-fi super retina OLED display.

Although, the XR model is as fast as the XS models as said at the Apple event.

Here comes Apple watch Series 4 inaugurated at the Apple event:

Apple also released its watch series 4 at the Apple event which is much sleeker than what they released previously back in 2015. This time around, the watch series 4 as released at the Apple event has no bezel to go with it, making it seem as if it has a larger screen.

This new watch as Apple said at the Apple event has better motion sensors to detect when a person has fallen down and has got major injury as well as a faster processor.

Monday, September 10, 2018

What is a 5G network mobile network?

How is 5G Network going to Help You!

At first it was 4G now it has become 5G network or maybe not so fast. 5G network is still a little ways off for now. But shortly that will be the norm and not 4G. Basically with a 5G network you will get faster speeds and lesser delays, that is if all goes well. It will be the upgraded version of 4G and like all upgraded versions, will give you faster speeds. In a few years we can expect 5G network to come to us. But for now let’s make do with all the changes that is going to come about with the new 5G network.

The Same Architecture with the New 5G Network:

The 5G network will have the same architecture with a few complex details here and there.

Basically a cellular mobile network has three parts to it- mobile devices, radio access network and a core network.

The simplest of the lot is the mobile device which could be a smart phone, laptop or tablet.

The radio access networks on the other hand are phone towers which are connected to the core network. These mobile phone towers use radio waves to relay data between the mobile devices such as our smart phones to the core network. The area so covered or the range is called a cell.

The core network has to setup communication between devices, other networks, user management and also has to record information for billing.

Since newer and newer mobile networks have come out, new changes were made to the network and its architecture.

Changes are of the analogue to digital kind, the introduction to data services, the move to a more simplified architecture, increased data speeds to users and better bandwidth efficiency.

So how is the New 5G Network Different? 

Many of the changes planned for the 5G network have to do with the base stations and core networks. The changes will be less apparent to end users as compared to the mobile operators.

With the new 5G network, there will be a new frequency too. 5G will transmit on high frequencies than their predecessors. The problem with this high frequency transmission is that the 5G network will weaken as it travels far.

Hence the cell or the space covered by mobile towers will be smaller like a few hundred meters in diameter.

With smaller cell sizes a number of unused frequencies become available but added problems also arise such as interference and handing over problems.

The new 5G network will also support many more devices than their predecessors such as around 1 million devices per square kilometer.

This has become the need at present as a number of devices have become smart and need a network connection to remain that way. I am talking about the smart toasters or fridges in the house.

Since 5G networks use high frequencies their wavelengths are much smaller and can be used with MIMO devices or multiple node devices.