Monday, July 8, 2019

ROG STRIX XG17:World’s First Portable Gaming Monitor

ROG STRIX XG17:World’s First Portable Gaming Monitor
Online gaming is getting bigger and better every day. Every online game has massive dedicated audience who eats, sleeps, and breathes gaming. Whether they are travelling or away for business, gaming has always been their priorities. Many of them usually travel for these huge gaming tournaments all over the world, but often get stuck with whatever displays their laptop offer. Here is where ROG STRIX XG17 comes to the rescue. It is a portable gaming monitor manufactured by Asus. It’s a spellbinding solution to a problem we honestly didn’t know existed.

ROG STRIX XG17: Design and specifications 


The ROG STRIX XG17 supports a 240Hz refresh rate and a 3ms response time, which refers to the number of times per second that a screen updates itself. The faster the rate, the smoother your image will be without any lag. This will help gamers play high resolutions games at a competitive level. It has a 17.3-inch display with a native resolution of 1920x1080 which delivers wide viewing angle. The monitor also has two USB-C ports, micro HDMI, 1 W stereo speakers and a 7800mah battery. One the same side of the ports there is a power and a volume buttons.

Thankfully, the ROG STRIX XG17 has a matte screen, so you won’t have to worry about fingerprints and it is surrounded by metal chassis. That means it will be durable and easy to maintain. The monitor is remarkably thin and light, and it comes with a smart folded cover that can be used as a stand. We still don’t know the color reproduction specs, but it looks pleasant and accurate. The display colors are vibrant and not over saturated.

Performance of ROG STRIX XG17


Because of the limited time we had, we could not run our entire test on this monitor, but we can say the gaming experience was exceptional. It was incredibly smooth. Testing with the Division 2 we didn’t notice any kind of slowdown or lag.

It will be interesting to see how this gaming monitor performs when it’s actually pushed to its limits. As the company promises 3 hours of battery life, it will also be fascinating to see how much is the battery life effected with high refresh rate games.

Easy to carry 


Although ROG STRIX XG17 is loaded with features and specifications complimented by a huge convenience factor. It is specially customized for life on the road. Its matte panel resists fingerprints and the brushed surface on the back prevents from scratches.

Because of its light weight and slick design, the monitor easily fits into your luggage without any issue.The smart cover protects the screen during travel and also folds into many possible positions.The bright dynamic display improves visual during day light.

The ROG STRIX XG17 is undeniably a compelling product. Playing your favorite game in this portable high refresh rate gaming monitor with a 17-inch display is something you don’t want to miss out.The only fault we have found is where we have to use directional buttons together with the power key to go through the menu options. Otherwise, the product looks outstanding. However, our recommendation solely depends on the product price and its practicality in real world.

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

iPad Pro vs Microsoft Surface Pro 6: Does iPadOS make for a Better Bet?

iPad Pro vs Microsoft Surface Pro 6: Does iPadOS make for a Better Bet?
The real question is whether with the new iPadOS, is the iPad Pro a good substitute for the average day laptop? At the recent WWDC 2019 Apple introduced iPadOS an OS especially for iPads. Seemingly, the iPadOS breaks away from the normal iOS productivity limitations. Only time will tell whether the new iPadOS has got what it takes to transform an iPad into a real laptop substitute. Right now,iPadOS is in Beta testing, so to see if it is really has what is promised, we’re here to check it out. To check it out we’ve chosen to do a comparison between the iPad Pro vs Microsoft Surface Pro 6.

Buzz Around the new iPadOS Feature- Bluetooth Mouse Support in the Battle between iPad Pro vs Microsoft Surface Pro 6: 


With the coming of iPadOS many are eagerly awaiting the new Bluetooth mouse support. As you and me thought the Bluetooth mouse support is the first step in making the iPad a legitimate laptop. But this thought has turned out to be a major let down.

CNET’s Scott Stein recently discovered that what we thought of to be a good addition to the iPad is actually something that is buried in deep in the accessibility menu. To be exact it’s not your average day mouse, it just seems to be something to help people who find touchscreen bothersome.

In this battle of iPad Pro vs Microsoft Surface Pro 6, the tables are already leaning to Microsoft Surface Pro 6.

Let’s Deal with the most Important Feature- The OS: 


The OS in both systems is sometimes the make and break feature. iPad pro may have got a shiny new OS but can it compare with what the Microsoft Surface Pro 6 has going on for it? I think not. Even with iPadOS and all it has to offer it really is no match for Microsoft’s Window’s 10.

This basically means that you can run Win32 software and a lot more that iPads simply can’t or will not be able to do.

If you get you’re hands on iPadOS you’ll be able to get all that is there in App store. While there are millions of apps in the app store, some apps do not have a mobile compatible operation for some desktop apps.

Multitasking in the Battle of iPad Pro vs Microsoft Surface Pro 6: 


Talking about multitasking, there’s nothing better than a desktop OS. What you take for granted in a Desktop OS is something that is sorely missing out on an iPad. You can easily switch between two, three or even four apps on a desktop application while in an iPad that is just not possible. Talk about smooth workflow.

iOS 11 and 12 however are not all that bad to work with. They do have a File app for example that let’s you access local as well as cloud storage. You can even drag and drop text and files between apps. With iPadOS on the way you can even connect to external storage and save files like you would do on a traditional laptop. As for multitasking at present that’s just limited to having two apps open side by side.

Monday, June 17, 2019

SwiftUI: Better Apps with Less Code

SwiftUI
With SwiftUI on your side, you can effortlessly build user interfaces across all the different platforms of apple. You can do this by the power of Swift. Also, you with this UI, you will get the chance to build your UI with more innovation and exceptional creativity. Well, you can develop UI on any of the Apple's devices. The only thing that you need to take care is to use a set of tools as well as API. In addition to that, you can also keep your design and code in perfect synchronization. Let us fathom the perks of SwiftUI further.

SwiftUI: Declarative Syntax


Well, SwiftUI consists of declarative syntax. And for this reason, you will get the chance to state what you should do with your interface. For instance, you can write what lists of items you want like text field, font, alignment, color for each field and the description of the alignment. Your code will be simple, and also, it will become easy to understand. It will help you to save time as well as maintenance. Also, you can make use of this declarative style to incorporate complex concepts such as animation. You can effortlessly add animations and select any of the ready-to-use effects. You have to provide a few lines of codes.

Design tools


Xcode 11 comprises of instinctive new design tools that can craft building surfaces with the help of SwiftUI. It is as relaxed as dragging and dropping. Whenever you are working in design canvas, all the things that you are editing will in complete sync with the help of the code in the adjoining editor. The code will be visible to you a preview when you are typing and if you are making any change that will also appear in front of your code. Well, the Xcode will recompile all your changes immediately and incorporate them in the running version of the app. That will be visible and editable all the time.
Drag and drop- You can arrange all the components of your user interface. You have to drag the controls on the colour canvas.

Dynamic replacement- The Swift compiler, as well as the run time, is fully entrenched through the Xcode. And for that reason, your app is continuously going through built and run. The design canvas that you are witnessing is not the approximation of your interface but is your running app.

Previews- Now, you will get chance to create more than one previews of any of the SwifyUI views. In this way, you can get the sample data and configure almost all the things that your viewers will see. That could be dark mode, fonts as well as localizations.

SwiftUI is compatible with all the platforms of apple


SwiftUI was after a considerable time of experience, and that is why it is one of the most instinctive and innovative user interfaces in the world. The best part about this user interface is, it is compatible with all the platforms of apple.

So, here is all the things that you need to know about SwiftUI.

Saturday, June 1, 2019

New iPod Touch Delivers Even Greater Performance

new iPod touch

Everything That You should Know about New iPod Touch

New iPod touch is the latest feather on the crown of apple. This iPod is loaded with some fantastic features that will blow your mind. For the first time, it consists of AR or Immersive Augmented Reality as well as group face-time feature. It will help the user to chat with his or family, friends, relatives as well as colleagues. So, you can understand that it is a fantastic product launched by Apple, and it comes at a remarkable price. Now, let us have a bit detailed discussion about the new iPod touch.

The features of the new iPod touch


The New iPod touch comprises of some excellent features. It is one of its kind product, and several people are opting to buy it, looking at the features of it. So, let us know the features of new iPod touch so that you don’t face any confusion while buying it:

  • It consists of a rear camera and a forward-facing camera. 
  • Capable of using Wi-Fi. 
  • It also comprises of Safari web browser. 
  • You can store photos, audios, videos as well as playbacks. 
  • It also has a YouTube video player. 
  • New iPod touch consists of contacts and calendar, which you can sync with your computer.
  • Calculator and clock applications are there. 
  • With the help of Wi-Fi, you can access the i-Tune music store of New iPod touch. 
  • You can install more than 250000 apps that you will get in the app store and get that you need an internet connection. 
  • It also has headphone and dock connections. 
  • The earphones of New iPod touch come with a microphone as well as a remote control. The capacity of New iPod touch
The size of the New iPod touch is 256 GB. And 256 GB is more than sufficient to store a vast number of songs. You can download plenty of songs from Apple Music or iTunes and listen to them offline. With apple music on your side, you will get access to thousands of playlists, more than 50 million songs, Beats1 Radio as well as the best editorials created by the world’s most excellent music experts. Also, the subscriber is capable of forming his or her playlist; listen to the Beats 1 shows by their beloved artists. Also, they can share their music with their friends. Right now, Apple music is available in more than 100 countries, and it provides one of the best music experiences of the world.

It will give an enjoyable gaming experience


You can consider iOS to be the world’s largest platform for gaming. Compared to other iPods, it will provide you with three times faster graphics, smooth gameplay as well as a beautiful display. You can also take subscription of the Apple Arcade that consists of exclusive games and also, you don’t have to worry about as if you download your games from there.

So, these are the things that you need to know about the New iPod touch. It is a fantastic product that is capable of providing you with some excellent music and gaming experience.

Sunday, May 26, 2019

Apple introduces first 8-core MacBook Pro

Apple has announced new 8-core MacBook models that features faster processors and updated keyboards. These upgrades are significant as compared to the MacBook Pro 2018 models. These MacBook Pro models are not just an overhaul or redesigned devices, but the updates are incremental in nature.

Whether it be a college student, developers building apps, video editors creating feature films, the MacBook Pro is the favorite choice.

The MacBook Pro is powerful for compiling code, editing multiple streams of 4K video, processing high-resolution images and rendering 3D graphics.

This 15 inch MacBook Pro comes with faster 6-core and 8-core Intel Core processors. It delivers Turbo Boost speeds up to 5.0 GHz and the 13 inch MacBook pro that comes with the touch bar has a faster quad-core processor and Turbo Boost speeds up to 4.7 GHz.

Features of the 8-core MacBook Pro


The 8-core MacBook Pro comes with faster 8th and 9th generation Intel Core processors. The 8-core MacBook pro also features powerful graphics, colorful retina display, super-fast SSD, all-day battery life, Apple T2 Security Chip and macOS. All these features combined makes the 8-core MacBook Pro the best pro notebook.

The 8-core MacBook Pro has a stunning retina display with 500 nits of brightness. It supports P3 wide color gamut and True Tone technology that gives a natural and true to life viewing experience.
The 8-core MacBook Pro features immersive stereo speakers with wide stereo sound.

This Mac notebook comes with Touch ID, dynamic controls with Touch Bar and a large Force Touch trackpad.

The 8-core MacBook Pro has the Apple T2 Security Chip for enhanced security.

There is also the powerful Thunderbolt 3 ports for data transfer, charging and connecting up to two 5K displays or four external GPUs.

It delivers two times faster performance than a quad-core MacBook Pro and 40 percent better performance than a 6-core MacBook Pro. The 8-core MacBook Pro is the fastest Mac notebook.

The 8-core MacBook Pro comes with a stunning retina display, fast storage and all day battery life. It runs on macOS Mojave, making it the best pro notebook. With Mojave, the Dark Mode transforms the desktop with a new look to the user content.

The 8-core MacBook Pro is two times faster than the quad-core 15 inch MacBook Pro.

With the result, music producers can play back massive multi-track projects with up to twice the Alchemy plug-ins in Logic Pro X.

For the developers too, the 8-core MacBook Pro is useful. They can now compile code up to 65 percent faster in Xcode.

For the 3D designers, they can provide scenes that are two times faster in Maya Arnold.
The researchers and scientists can compute fluid dynamics simulations up to 50 percent faster in TetrUSS.

The video editors also benefit from the faster processors that comes with the 8-core MacBook Pro. They can edit up to 11 simultaneous multicam streams of 4K video in Final Cut Pro X.

Pricing


The updated 13 inch MacBook Pro with touch bar starts at $1,799 and the 15 inch MacBook Pro starts at $2,399. It is available on the Apple Store app and in select Apple stores and authorized resellers.

Friday, May 17, 2019

All you need to know about Apple Card

All you need to know about Apple Card
Apple Card is the new credit card that will be launched by Apple later in the year. The card will be linked to Apple Pay and built into the Wallet App. The iPhone users can sign up for this card.

For the Apple Card, Apple is partnering with Goldman Sachs. It will be linked to Apple Pay and can be used just like any other credit card for all your transactions.

How do you sign up for the Apple Card? 


You need to open the Wallet app, tap on the Apple Card interface and go through the activation steps. As soon as you have signed up for the card, you can use it for digital purchases. However, there will be a pre-qualified application process which needs to be done. Based on your credit approval, you will qualify for the card.

In the event of traditional purchases, you need to have the physical Apple Card.

How to use Apple Card with Apple Pay? 


This credit card works with any credit or debit card that is stored in the Wallet app for use with Apple Pay. The credit card could be set as the default card for online purchases on your iPhone, iPad, Mac and Apple Watch. It could also be used for in store purchases on your iPhone.

How to use Apple Card for Non-Apple Pay purchases? 


If you need to make purchases that cannot be made with Apple Pay, then you need to use the physical Apple Card. The physical card will be sent by Apple when you have signed up for it.

Besides partnering with Goldman Sachs, Apple will be in collaboration with Mastercard. The physical card can be used wherever Mastercard is accepted.

The physical Apple Card


This card is made from titanium. It is laser etched and has your name on it. The front of the card does not have a card number or expiry date. The back of the card does not have the CVV number nor the signature. In the eventuality of your card getting lost or stolen, no one can use it for making online purchases.

On the card, however, there is the usual magstripe on the back along with the built-in chip. This is used for making chip and pin purchases. In case you need the CVV number and card number, you can get it from the Wallet app.

Once you receive your physical card, you can activate it by tapping it to the iPhone. The physical card does not support contactless payments. You need to use your iPhone for Apple Pay payments.
You do not need to pay for the Apple Card and there is no fee for getting a new card in case you lose it.

The employees of Apple are provided with Apple Cards for testing purposes, before its launch in the summer.

There is a credit limit for the creditcard. It will vary from person to person depending on the credit score.

You can pay your Apple Card balance through a linked bank account or Apple cash in the Wallet app.

Monday, May 13, 2019

Apple’s next iPhone comes with a new Touch ID

Apple’s next iPhone comes with a new Touch ID
According to a patent granted, Apple’s next iPhone will feature a new Touch ID method. The new Touch ID method allows the users to unlock the device by placing the finger anywhere on the screen. This Touch method could be available on Apple’s next iPhone which is scheduled for a September launch.

The patent known as “Methods of Biometric Imaging of Input Services” was discovered by Patently Apple. Though the patent was filed in September 2016, it was announced to the public only recently.
The new Touch method allows users to unlock their device by either placing their finger, cheek or ear anywhere on the screen.

The facial recognition technology was seen with the launch of iPhone X in 2017.

Apple’s next iPhone with fingerprint reader


The new Touch method which is slated to be launched in Apple’s next iPhone describes this latest system. The fingerprint reader is embedded in the display which is in the front of the device.

When you place your finger anywhere on the screen, you will be able to unlock your phone. This will then enable you to make payments and even enter your password by just touching the screen.

According to the patent, the iPhone maker is even looking at other possibilities of the sensors unlocking the device. Besides the finger, the sensors could recognize the user’s ear or cheek to unlock the iPhone. This could be expected in Apple’s next iPhone.

The traditional Touch ID method was seen in the iPhone 5S.The fingerprint reader was under the home button which was at the bottom of the device.

Cool Features of Apple's next iPhone


With the advent of Apple’s newer iPhones, the maker has embraced edge-to-edge display design. With the result, the home button was replaced by gesture-based controls as well as Face ID, the facial recognition technology.

This latest Touch ID method allows Apple to maintain the bezel-less screen design. Apple’s next iPhone will allow users to unlock their devices by touching anywhere on the screen.
According to the patent, there is an Acoustic imaging system that enables the sensor to capture the fingerprint of the user.

This is fairly accurate as compared to optical scanners. In an optical scanner, the photo of the user’s fingerprint is used as reference point.

The Acoustic imaging system captures high resolution texture maps of an object. Every tiny detail including the ridges in a fingerprint as well as scars are picked up.

Apple’s next iPhone will not be the first to release with this technology. This has already been available in the Samsung Galaxy S10 where an in-display fingerprint reader is used. This technology is also seen in Huawei Mate 20 and the OnePlus 6T.

This new Touch ID slated to be launched in Apple’s next iPhone, will offer its customers a very useful feature. Even though the Face ID feature is good, it is more convenient to unlock the device with your fingerprint.

Apple had patented its in-display reader in August, so this idea has been there for quite a while.

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Apple AirPower- The Epitome of Wireless Charger

Apple AirPower
Apple launched its Apple AirPower to cope up with the mess that comes up with charging cables of your AirPods, iPhone as well as Apple Watch. Well, it is nothing but a wireless charging pad with a goal of getting rid of the hassles of the wires. Apple revealed the AirPower at the iPhone X event but never provided with the enough details. After the span of a year, Apple killed the project.

In a press statement, Dan Riccio, senior Vice president of hardware engineering department of apple, killed the AirPower project officially. He said that, “After much effort, we have concluded it will not achieve our high standards and we have cancelled the project. We apologize to those customers who were looking forward to this launch. We continue to believe that future is wireless and are committed to push the wireless experience forward.”

What do the rumors say about Apple AirPower? 


According to some recent rumors, it has been observed that AirPower can come back to the board. Some tweets by Steve Troughton Smith claimed he has heard that the AirPower has been fixed. Another tweet by the ChargerLabspecified that a ‘credible source’ informed that Luxshare Precision (who manufactures apples AirPods and USB-C cables) again started the manufacturing of the Apple AirPower.

Discussion on the working principle of Apple AirPower. 


Well, to use the AirPower, all you have to do is to place the pad on the desk or wherever you want, if you want to charge your device. After that, you have to plug it into a power outlet. Next, you just have to place your device into it with the front of the device facing up and then your device will start charging.

Well, let us understand the technical aspects a bit more. It uses the process of induction where an electromagnetic field is utilized for the purpose of transferring power to the device from the Apple AirPower. The time, when you are placing your device in the AirPower, it is receiving signals from it. If everything goes accordingly, you will witness the charging of your device.

Almost all the devices of apple are compatible with Apple AirPower. Be it iPhone, Apple watch or the AirPods, you can charge them in Apple AirPower. There are few exceptions, which will not work with the AirPowerby apple. In case of iPhone, only iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X are compatible with the AirPower. Similarly, you can only charge the Apple Watch Series 3 with the help of an AirPower. Again, you can also charge your AirPods with it but you have to make sure that you have the new case of AirPods, which was announced in the new iPhone X event.

These are the facts that you need to know about Apple AirPower. Now, it is the time when we have to examine that whether apple is going to bring back the Apple AirPower or not. Only time will decide the future of it.

Friday, April 19, 2019

Best Airpower Alternatives: Few Essential Alternative Wireless Chargers Other Than Airpower

Best Airpower Alternatives
Wireless charging has made a lot of difference in positive ways to enable quick charging when your device runs out of battery. This can certainly make your life a lot easier. These chargers work in Android devices, and they are unlike Airpower that is exclusively for iOS. Nowadays we also have charging cables and pads that can help us charge more than one device at a time with efficient qualities and time saving ability. These chargers are super-fast, and they are very safe for your phones to use as well. These best Air Power alternatives are available both online and offline along with their features. In this article, you will know about the best AirPower alternatives that are available in the market. Once you know about the best AirPower alternatives in the market, then it can benefit you while you are making a choice.

Using a wireless charger will keep you active because we depend on devices and gadgets as we grow and develop in the modernized word. The boon of technology has served human with comfort and convenience. If you are looking forward to purchasing the best AirPower alternatives for your device, then here are a few alternatives that are a must see-

  1. The Nomad base station –

  2. This base station serves as a Charger for multiple devices and is one of the best Airpower alternatives. The premium charger is made out of aluminum and leather along with two USB outputs. This charger is highly effective and has many uses because it can charge two devices. The required power sully is 7.5 Watt. It is one of the recent and very useful devices to charge your phones and it charges the apple watch too. A leather cover pad with three coils underneath which can charge two devices or an iPhone. This also supports the Night Mode of all devices. This one is one of the best AirPower alternatives available in the market


  1. Zens Watch charger and Charging pad –

  2. This is very efficient alternative as a charger and this might just be more than enough if you own three apple devices. With the capacity of 20 Watt, it can fast charge your devices and for watches it is a great deal to secure the entire. This is made of Aluminum material for durability and performance and available for very affordable price as well. You can find the Zens Charging pad in Amazon for $99.99.This is one of the best AirPower alternatives in the market.




  1. The Belkin Boost Up Charging Dock –

  2. The Company has always been very reliable when it is about Apple devices. The charger can handle both your Apple Watch and iPhone at the same time and it has a USB port as well. This port can be used for i-Pad, iPhones and your Bluetooth headphones too. This one is among the best AirPower alternatives.


  1. Kanex Go power –

  2. This wireless charging base can be used for your Qi-enabled devices and it has the capacity to charge three devices simultaneously. This one is one of the best AirPower alternatives devices among customers and users. You can find this in all e-commerce sites for online purchases and Amazon sells it for $80.


  1. The Anker 7.5 Powerwave charging pad –

  2. If you are looking for a lightweight charger with portability, then this is the one. This fast charger is provided with a 6-foot Micro USB cable and a wall charger. It is great choice because of its simple looks and quick charging capacity. This also protects your devices from over charging when you forget to get it out of charge. The Anker Powerwave 7.5 being one of the best AirPower alternatives can help you secure your devices when there is reduction in battery life.

  1. The Monoprice charger –

  2. This charger has a thick puck that is white in color, measuring up to 3.3 inches in diameter, weighing 1.8 ounces and 0.4 inches thick. This is very easy to handle and travel. You can fit this easily in your pockets and pouches. The power output of this device is 5V DC 1A and it has a blue indicator when you put it to charge and that turns red when your device is fully charged. It costs you $7.99 for home use or for office purposes as well. This is one of the best AirPower alternatives out there for you to check out.

  1. Rav power –

  2. Another wireless charging device that looks good with great battery and chargers at affordable prices. There are options that you can choose including a charging stand and a common charging Pad as well. Rav power is a very popular company and they have provided their best products to the customers without neglecting the need to understand each one of them. These are available at $16.99 on Amazon. This one counts among the list ofbest AirPower alternatives.

  1. Aukey graphite Wireless charger –

  2. The Aukey Graphite wireless charger is among the best AirPower alternatives that one can select. It has won the red dot design award in the year 2018 and it can work with Qi compatible with smart phones and device and has temperature control, power input monitoring, foreign object detection and overcharging as well. This is available for $15.99 in the online market.

  1. Groovemade –

  2. Groovemade is unique and unlike any other devices because the company makes their products with natural materials. The device contains stainless steel at the bottom that gives the device an extra grip. This is available in three colors and is one of the best AirPower alternatives that you can buy from the market.

  1. Maluokasa wireless charger –

  2. The device is considered as one of the best AirPower alternatives of all time where you can charge your phones and apple watches easily. The device also has a cutout where cone can fix their Apple watches and charge both their phones and watches simultaneously.


The abovementioned list of the best AirPower alternatives can help you choose according to their features and what exactly you wish to buy. Check out the efficient list of the best Airpower alternatives and save money as well.

Monday, April 8, 2019

Google Duplex arriving on iPhones, besides Pixel phones

Google Duplex arriving on iPhones, besides Pixel phones
Google Duplex was initially available exclusively on the Google Pixel phones. Google Duplex expansion was set to cover users in 43 states in the US in the month of March.

Google Duplex arriving on iPhones and other Android devices, besides Pixel phones. Google Duplex arriving on iPhones is a voice assistant that sounds more like a human. Google Duplex arriving on iPhones, is an automated calling feature for Google Assistant that enables users of digital assistant to reserve tables at restaurants across 43 states in the US.

Google Duplex arriving on iPhones will be available for users having the Google Assistant installed. Android devices that run the 5.0 version or later can avail of the Google Duplex feature. Google Duplex could also be used on a Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus.

What do we know about Google Duplex arriving on iPhones? 


Google Duplex is a feature of Google Assistant which made its appearance at the Google I/O in May last year. Google Duplex has the voice of a human as opposed to a robotic voice. It could make calls to businesses on behalf of the user. The user would be able to make appointments or even book services without any need of speaking to any employees.

Google Duplex arriving on iPhones makes use of complex sentences, quick speech and long remarks. The voice assistant can make restaurant reservations, obtain information from businesses and also schedule appointments.

In order to use the Google Duplex, the user only has to ask the Google Assistant to perform tasks like reserving a table or scheduling appointments.

How does the Google Duplex arriving on iPhones and other Android devices work? 


Though the Google Duplex feature is currently limited to the Pixel line, it will be available in Google Assistant that runs on Android devices and iPhones. Currently, Google Duplex can be used to make reservations over the phone in 43 states of the US.

With the help of Google Assistant, the user can make a call to the selected restaurant and reserve a table. This is done by the Google Assistant that makes use of Google’s natural language research. The Assistant will confirm various details like the time, size of the party and type of service.Triggered by a command for booking a table for a certain number of people at a restaurant at a particular time, the Google Assistant will reply with the details and when the booking needs to be made and in whose name. Once the booking has been confirmed, the user receives a notification on their device. They will also receive an email and a calendar invite for the same.

Google Duplex arriving on iPhones helps the user to update its business listings during the holiday hours. It could update Google Maps with accurate information enabling those who use the search engine to obtain accurate results.

Many small businesses do not have the online booking system for the services they provide, but take appointments over the phone. The Google Duplex arriving on iPhones uses different voices as well as sounds like ‘umm’ and ‘ah’ making it sound more like a human than a robot.

The Google Duplex is free of charge, but if businesses do not want to receive automated calls, then you can change your settings in Google My Business.

Friday, April 5, 2019

Sennheiser Launches Momentum True Wireless Earbuds

Sennheiser Launches Momentum True Wireless Earbuds
Truly wireless earbuds have taken over the world only when Apple launched it’s signature AirPods back in 2016. Since then there has been a slew of truly wireless earbuds from B&O, Motorola, Bose, Sony to Onkyo. Apple too has benefited from the truly wireless earbud craze and released its second version of AirPods- 2nd gen AirPods.

All brands have gone in for wireless ear buds but what about Sennheiser. The company seems to be following a slow and steady wins the race kinda of moto. But now no more, they have come up with their own truly wireless earbuds- Momentum True Wireless Earbuds. Are these earbuds really worth their price or are they going to be just another set of earbuds without anything new to offer? That’s what we are here to find out.

Let’s begin with the Features in the Momentum True Wireless Earbuds:

If you’re looking for a pair of truly wireless earbuds that can have possibly all the latest features, then you don’t have to look far, Sennheiser’sMomentum True Wireless Earbuds have got it covered.

These earbuds come with 4 hours of battery life and its own charging case, which has become the norm with all truly wireless earbuds these days. The earbuds charge through a magnetic slot. If you’re concerned about pairing then don’t be.

The Momentum True Wireless Earbuds connect to each other as soon as they’re out of their charging case and are immediately discoverable from any gadget that you have. If you need to connect them to a different gadget from the one they’re currently connected to, then you simply have to press the outside of both earbuds to restart the connection.

More on the Charging Dock that comes with the Momentum True Wireless Earbuds:

The charging dock comes with a set of lights that shows you the level of charge of the earbuds. Green depicts a more than 50% charge while red for no charge. Once the case is fully charged you can use it to charge your earbuds for two more sessions before you need to connect the dock back to its power outlet. The earbuds itself take about an hour and more to attain a full charge.

How do you know exactly how much Charge is there in your Momentum True Wireless Earbuds?

With Sennheiser this is a simple matter of downloading an app. From the app, which is compatible with both iOS and Android by the way, you will see just how much juice is there in both earbuds.

Call Features on the Momentum True Wireless Earbuds: 


Sennheiser had another feature up its sleeves when it came out with the Momentum True Wireless Earbuds. The company claims that its new two mic beamfoaming feature can improve audibility during phone calls. While the Momentum True Wireless Earbuds do not come with noise cancellation they have something else. Noise isolation in the Momentum True Wireless Earbuds does a good job when it comes to blocking out background noises.

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

How to Answer Calls Automatically by Putting Your iPhone up to Your Ear

How to Answer Calls Automatically by Putting Your iPhone up to Your Ear
There are times when we don’t get the chance to pick up our calls as we get involved in some kind of activities. During those times you think that it would have been better if your phone receives the call on your behalf. For example, if you are spending time in gym, working out and you get a call, you have to stop your work out and receive that call. But, if you have an iPhone, you will be happy to know that it has a feature that will allow you to answer your calls automatically. Here, we are going to talk about that. So, if you are confused about how to answer calls automatically by putting your iPhone up to your ear, you are in the right place.

Some steps to follow


If you want to know about how to answer calls automatically by putting your iPhone up to your ear, there are certain steps, which you have to follow. Here, we are going to give you a step by step guide about how to answer calls automatically by putting your iPhone up to your ear. So, the steps that you have to follow are:

Step 1- You have to go the ‘settings’ option on your iPhone.

Step 2- Next, you have to tap on the ‘general’ option, which will be followed by the option of ‘accessibility’ and then ‘call audio routing’.

Step 3- Upon doing that, you have to tap on the option of ‘Auto-Answer calls’, which you will find on the bottom of the screen of ‘Call Audio Routing’.

Step 4- After that, on the next screen, you have to slide the switch of ‘Auto-Answer Calls’ and it will go on the ‘on’ position. This feature of iPhone is disabled by default.

Step 5- In this step, you will get an option where you can select a period of time, which the phone will wait and after that, it will pick your call up, automatically.

Step 6- Finally, you have to close the setting app.

So, these are the steps that you have to follow, if you were thinking about how to answer calls automatically by putting your iPhone up to your ear.

Auto answer call along with do not disturb

After knowing about how to answer calls automatically by putting your iPhone up to your ear, another tempting feature, which iPhone has to offer auto-answer call with do not disturb. To activate this feature, again you have to follow some steps. Here are the steps:

Step 1- Launch the setting app.

Step 2- Click on ‘Do not disturb’.

Step 3- Enable DND by using the manual switch or by sliding the scheduled switch to on position.

Step 4- Tap the option of ‘Allow calls from’.

Step 5- Click on ‘Favorite’ option.

Step 6- Turn off the ‘settings’ app.

So, to clear your confusion about how to answer calls automatically by putting your iPhone up to your ear, read the above written points precisely.

Thursday, March 28, 2019

The New Airpods Will Deliver Faster Connect Times

New Airpods
The new Airpods or Airpods 2 will deliver faster connectivity pairing times. The new Airpods are slated to deliver more talk time and even come with hands free Siri connectivity.

The new Airpods was launched by Apple along with the new iPad Air, iPad mini and a new iMac. Apple launched these new hardware ahead of its video streaming launch. The new Apple streaming service is expected to be launched on March 25.

The new airpods can be ordered from the Apple website or Apple Store app. You can also buy the Airpods 2 from the physical Apple Stores, in the coming week.

Features of the new Airpods


The new Airpods look almost like the original Apple Airpods and are cable free. It will come in black and white. The new Airpods feature wireless charging and Bluetooth 5.0.

They come with the newly designed H1 chip to ensure efficient performance, faster connectivity pairing times and efficient battery life. With this you get 50 percent more talk time. You can switch between your devices while listening to music on iPhone, iPad or Apple Watch with the connect times becoming two times faster.

The new Airpods provide hands free Siri connectivity. You can use the voice assistant to make calls, change songs and much more from the Airpods 2, without actually taking out your iPhone.

The new Airpods come with a charging case. Apple is also coming out with a new Wireless Charging case for the earbuds. Both the charging cases offers more than 24 hours of listening time, to ensure that your Airpods 2 are charged and ready to go. To power the case, you can use the Qi-compatible charging mats without any need of cables. The new Wireless Charging case will also be compatible with the new Airpods. The LED light located on the front of the case indicates the charge status.

The drawbacks of the new Airpods


The Airpods2 were expected to be different from its predecessors with regard to the Bluetooth SIG website. This does not seem to be so according to the official press release.

In July, Apple filed a patent for biometric sensors regarding fitness capabilities. Another patent filed by them was for a technology to handle noise as well as dissipate pressure from within the ear canal.
There does not seem to be any suggestion from Apple with regard to the new Airpods being a health and fitness device.

Another feature that does not seem to be present in the new Airpods is that it is waterproof and offers active noise cancellation.

Price of the new Airpods


The Apple Airpods 2 along with the standard charging case is priced at $159. If you go in for the wireless charging case, then it comes at a cost of $199. The wireless charging case alone is priced at $79. Either of the cases can be engraved free of cost when checking out on the web or Apple Store app.

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

iPhone Case Study for Business Studies: Quality Sources to Use

iphone
When writing a case study, there are a number of aspects you have to follow to make sure that your case study flows and it’s accurate. A case study is usually a piece of content that is published and provides an outline to another client or individual about the effectiveness of your product. For a product to have a long shelf life and a good reputation, case studies will have to back up their claims. Case studies are a good marketing tool for companies to showcase their best products. So, when we write a case study, we need to make sure the sources of information that we use are accurate and up-to-date and suitable for the actual product we are talking about.

Let’s now take a look at writing a business studies case study on an iPhone. We shall cover some of the best sources that you can use and also give you a brief outline of what to include in your case study.

The Manufacturer 


If you are writing a case study about a product, then visiting or looking at the manufacturer’s website is the best way to get the product information about the product you are writing about. The site should cover aspects such as specifications, pricing, availability, and product performance. All of these aspects are useful bits of information when writing a case study. Not all manufacturers will be able to give you all the information that you require, but it is a good starting point for your research.
The Internet

As you can imagine, the Internet offers a variety of sources, which you can use for a case study. Although these are web-based, each individual websites or forums will have different information that you can draw upon to make sure that your case study is full of useful information. The Internet is a powerful tool because you will be able to look at other case studies that have been conducted about a particular product, and you can look at previous examples of other case studies which will give you some direction as to what the best aspects to cover are and to include in your case study. Finally, the Internet is up to date and if you look at a site’s publication date, it will give you an idea as to when the information was posted. This is an advantage to the Internet as the information is ever-changing, which means you can get access to what you require and access to all the information that is available.

The Library 


The second source and by no means a lesser source is the library. A library can offer you a great amount of information as they contain both books and journals, which will highlight the history of the product or service that you are referring to. Most libraries also have Internet access, which means you can also access a great number of journals via a PC or a laptop. This provides you with a great time saving tool, as you will not have to trawl through a large number of books/journals to find the information you are after. Don’t underestimate the usefulness of the library as a source of information.

Writing a Case Study 


Once you have gathered off of your information, you now need to consider the best methodology to use when it comes to writing a professional case study from scratch.

As we’ve mentioned above, case studies give a company the chance to tell their best story about a product, so in essence, the first thing that you must consider when writing a case study is to make sure that the information you convey is about the company, their story and about the product itself. Be clear and concise and try to simplify the product if it is overly complicated.

Another aspect to consider when you are writing a case study is that it is a customer’s view of a company, rather than a company’s view of itself. This type of case study is fantastic when you are trying to get a true feeling of what the product is actually like. When a product is marketed, only the benefits and the positives of the product are highlighted. Any downsides or negative aspects are left out. However, with a case study, you get real-life experience.

Above we have outlined where to get source information as well as some of the most important areas that you should consider when writing a case study. At the start, we mentioned writing an iPhone case study. This should be relatively straightforward as there should be an abundance of information available via all of the sources we have listed. Also, don’t be frightened to conduct your own bit of research when you’re writing your case study, as this will give the reader a greater insight as you will be able to provide information related to your own personal experiences about the product as well as the experiences of others that you have spoken to. As iPhones have been around for such a long time, there should be no reason why obtaining a lot of information about them from many different aspects should be challenging.

The final point that you should always remember when writing a case study about a product is that the meaning that you want to convey has to be accurate and from a customer’s point of view.

Thursday, March 21, 2019

The Easy Way of Finding Your “Silent” iPhone

The Easy Way of Finding Your “Silent” iPhone
Many of us lose or misplace pretty much anything. It may be the keys of the house, the remote controls or even your smartphones. There may be several occasions where you have either misplaced your iPhone or it may have slipped out of your pocket. In the eventuality of your smartphone or iPhone being misplaced, the first thing to do is call the number. The bigger problem that arises is when the iPhone has been switched in Silent mode, then finding the “silent” iPhone could be a problem.

Sometimes, the iPhone could be on “silent” mode or “do not disturb” mode. Finding your “silent” iPhone could be very daunting for some. However, there is no need to worry anymore. All is not lost!!! There is an easy method of finding your “silent” iPhone or the iPhone that is switched in the Silent mode or ‘Do not disturb’ mode.

If you are a regular iPhone user, then you must be aware of the ‘Find my iPhone’ feature to help in tracking the iPhone that is lost, misplaced or even locking the lost iPhone.

But the “Find my iPhone” feature is also used to make your iPhone ring when it is in Silent mode or even in the ‘Do not disturb’ mode.

The “Find my iPhone” is an app that is very handy in the eventuality that you have lost or misplaced your iPhone that is switched in the Silent mode. This app makes your iPhone ring even when it is in vibrate or silent mode or even the Do not disturb mode.

The method of finding your “silent” iPhone


There is an app known as ‘Find my iPhone’ on icloud.com. When you use that app, you will be sending an alert signal to your iPhone that will help you locate your device. Apple will basically override the ‘silent mode’ that your device has been switched to. A loud beeping will be heard on your device, thus making it easy to locate your device.

How the alert signal is triggered is still not very clear.

There are a few things however, that need to be noted to enable you in finding your ‘Silent” iPhone.
The most important thing is that you should have enabled the ‘Find my iPhone’ in settings under iCloud. To do that, you first need to go to iCloud, then Settings and when you scroll down you will see the ‘Find my iPhone’ which needs to be enabled.

Another handy tip is to turn on the ‘Send Last Location’. This data will automatically be uploaded to Apple just before the battery dies.

There are two important things that need to be done prior to your iPhone being lost. The first pre-requisite is you need to make sure your iPhone has been connected to the internet. The second is to make sure that your iPhone has the “Find my iPhone” feature enabled in the Settings in iCloud. There are various steps you need to follow for finding your “silent” iPhone.

The steps you need to follow in order to enable you in finding your “silent” iPhone 


Finding your “silent” iPhone can be done either from your PC or Mac, your Apple Watch or iPad.

Finding your “silent” iPhone with the help of your PC or Mac

There are basically three steps you should follow for finding your “silent” iPhone.

First, you need to visit www.icloud.com either on your PC or Mac. Then log in by entering your credentials. Then click on the ‘Find my iPhone’.

In the second step, you may need to enter your Apple id and password. A map will appear, showing all the Apple devices where the ‘Find my’ feature has been enabled. You need to click on ‘All devices’ which appears on the top.Clickon your iPhone from the list of devices.

Then we come to the third step. The next screen that appears will show the location of your iPhone on the map. On the map that appears on the right, you will get a 3D representation of the location of your iPhone. The tracking options for your iPhone will also appear on the top right hand corner of the screen. There will be the ‘Play Sound’ option that will appear at the bottom of the screen. Click the ‘Play Sound’ and if your iPhone is connected to the internet, this will trigger your iPhone to send out alert signals.

If you have a speaker or a boom box, then you need to first call your iPhone. Have a long cord attached to the speaker, so that you can go all around the house to track your device. The speaker may make weird sounds and when the sound gets louder, it will be an indication that you are somewhere close to your iPhone. If the sounds are not as loud and less frequent, it means that you are moving away from your device. Hopefully, the loud and frequent sound helps you in finding your “silent” iPhone.

Tracking the direction of the sound will enable you in finding your “silent” iPhone.

Once you have located your “silent” iPhone you can turn off the sound.

Finding your “silent” iPhone can be done with your Apple Watch


For this to work, you do not need the ‘Find my iPhone’ to be enabled in the iCloud settings.

In case you have an Apple Watch, then you will notice an iPhone ping feature built in.

Firstly, the Control Center needs to be opened. You can do so by swiping up from the bottom of your Apple Watch.

Next, click on the ping iPhone icon that is built in the Apple Watch.

In case the battery of your iPhone is dead, then use the ‘Find my iPhone’ app to enable you to at least see the last location.

Finding your “silent” iPhone by using your iPad


In the case that your iPad is connected to the same Apple account, then you can click on the “Find my iPhone” option. Next click the “Play Sound” option. This will trigger your iPhone to send out alert signals which will enable you in finding your “silent” iPhone.

Monday, March 11, 2019

What to Do If Your iPhone is Lost or Stolen

What to Do If Your iPhone is Lost or Stolen
On the off side that your iPhone is lost or stolen Apple has some useful tools in place to ensure that who so ever’s hands your phone has landed in does not get into your private data. With these tools in place your iPhone becomes virtually unusable to whoever had the bad luck of taking your phone.

Using find My iPhone you can locate lost iPhones, disable them and in some cases even fully disable them. You may already know all this but unless you’ve ever had need for this tool, you probably don’t know how all this works. This is where we come in to help you with just that- what to do if your iPhone is lost or stolen? What is the information that thener- good doer has at their disposal and how Apple’s tools can help you?

Things to do before you go and Lose your iPhone: 


No one expects to go and lose their iPhone but on the small chance that you do, you don’t want anyone getting into your private data. So this is the first step in the eventuality that you lose your iPhone. To desist others from taking someone’s iPhone Apple came up with Activation Lock back with iOS 7. An iPhone basically becomes useless without a person’s Apple ID or password. This means that when anyone takes your phone, the phone will become useless as that iPhone will be tied in with your Apple ID and password. That person won’t be able to add any other account too.

To turn on Activation Lock all you have to do is ensure that Find My iPhone is activated. Normally on setting up new devices, Find My iPhone is on by default which means that the Activation Lock is on as well. You can still make sure Activation Lock is turned on by following the steps. Go on to Settings and then the iCloud option over there. Press the Find My iPhone option. While on the same screen “Send Last Location” should be on as well. This part allows your iPhone to send it’s last location to Apple in cases when it’s stolen.

What Other Things you can do with this Apple Tool: 


Besides locking your iPhone to an Apple ID so that it becomes useless to anyone else, you can also do many other things with it as well. You can use Apple’s Find My iPhone to locate your iPhone when it’s lost, that you may already know, but besides this you can remotely delete all your data from your lost or stolen iPhone and also put your iPhone into “lock mode”. You can do all this remotely without being anywhere near your iPhone.

Find My iPhone is undoubtedly a very good security tool but having other security options can be of help too. By having a passcode, no one can access your data stored on your iPhone and with a two factor authentication, your Apple ID will be safer from hacking attempts. This will be the first thing a thief may try to do as soon as they realize that they’ve got a locked phone. Two factor verification will require a code to be entered before you can enter your Apple ID or enter your iCloud account.

What to do when you iPhone is Lost or Stolen? 


We’ve covered the dos before your iPhone gets stolen. Now what should you do when your iPhone is lost or stolen. The first step to do when you lose your iPhone is to log into Find my iPhone from your iCloud account. If your iPhone has power and is connected to a Wi-Fi or a cellular network then it’s precise location will be known to you. It will appear on a map.

On the chance that your iPhone is out of juice or is not connected to Wi-Fi or a cellular network then its last known location will be sent to you. This information will be available for 24 hours and then only when connectivity is restored back to your iPhone.

Activate Lost Mode on Find My iPhone: 


You can also use Find My iPhone to activate Lost Mode. This mode will lock down all functionality with the phone. Lost mode will only display a phone and a message on screen leaving everything inaccessible. This it does once activated.

Lost mode works even if you don’t have a passcode system setup. Here’s how you can set up Lost Mode. Go on to Find My iPhone through iCloud. While there go to All Devices and locate your iPhone and tap on it. You will get options to play a sound, erase the phone or enable lost mode. If your stolen iPhone has not been set up with a passcode then you’ll be prompted to add a Passcode.

After that you’ll be asked to enter a phone number that can be contacted or you can simply skip this step. On the next page you’ll be able to write a message that will be displayed on the screen offering a reward and other contact details. After that just press done and “Notify if Found” option. Now your iPhone can be used only with the passcode you just set or the passcode that was already there.

When lost mode is activated, your iPhone will display the phone number and message you set. It can be used to call the number set when connected to a Wi-Fi network or cellular data. The phone can be used to call emergency numbers as well.

If you’re worried about your debit cards and credit associated with Apple Pay then don’t be. With Lost Mode on, all those details and things will be disabled. With lost mode on the battery is set on low to extend its life and features on the iPhone are rendered useless.

If you want to erase all the data on your iPhone, use it only as a last resort as once you do it Find My iPhone will no longer work.

Friday, March 8, 2019

How to get into a Locked iPhone

How to get into a Locked iPhone
Lost your passcode and can’t seem to remember it? Well there are ways in which you can get into a locked iPhone without the need of a passcode. This may surprise but there are ways in which in you can get into a locked iPhone. There are various techniques that come in handy when you want back in into your iPhone. Some use Siri while others use iTunes. But enough of all that and let’s get into the ways to get into a locked iPhone.

Using Siri to get into a locked iPhone: 


This works for iOS devices from 8 to 10.1 but will still get the job done without the need for you to erase all of your phone’s data. This may be a loophole to getting into a locked iPhone but is an effective one though.

You can start by asking Siri for the time by pressing the home button. Then you simply press the clock icon. Once you’re on the world clock interface app, press add another clock. Type anything on the search bar and select what you have typed. It will show you a few added options with the option to share as well, press on that. Choose the messaging app. This will bring you to the messages app. From there go on to new messages and type anything the “to” area and then press the return button on the keyboard.

When your text is highlighted tap on the add option. This will open up the phone app where you can add more contacts. Press on the “create a phone contact” option. Once you’re on the contacts app, press on the “add a photo” button. This will then take you the gallery app where you have to choose a photo. After that, you just simply have to press your home button and you should be on the home screen on your iPhone. Mission getting into locked iPhone a success!

Getting into a Locked iPhone by Using Dr.Fone: 


There are chances that the above method might not work on your iPhone. A more reliable way of getting into a locked iPhone involves Dr. Fone.

The first step involves downloading Dr. Fone onto the desktop. From there you’ll be prompted to attach your phone to the desktop. Once connected, the application will ask for you to update the phone’s firmware. Once the firmware has been updated you’ll be prompted to unlock your phone. You’ll get a warning message which you just have to confirm with the on screen code. The application will get into your phone without the need of a passcode.

Getting into your iPhone with iTunes: 


Getting into a locked iPhone in this way will erase all of your phone’s data. It involves opening up the iTunes application on the desktop and connecting your phone to the desktop. Once on the application press the Restore backup button. Then click on “restore”. This will reset your iPhone. You can even use this same method to get into a locked iPad.

Friday, March 1, 2019

How to use iCloud for continuity when restoring from an iOS backup


How to use iCloud for continuity when restoring from an iOS backup

Do you want to use icloud when you are restoring from an ios backup and searching for topics related to " How to use icloud for continuity when restoring from IOS back up? Then don't worry you will get the precise information on how to use icloud for continuity when restoring from an IOS backup.

People always want to use icloud even when they are migrating from one ios device to the another. Here icloud is a special thing which provides you with continuity. So, if you have already set up a target device and you have logged into the icloud with the same ID means you will not lose anything as the icloud is synced with the process.

Here this only thing which you have to watch out carefully: is its information. The information which you have created in the ios device will not be stored in the icloud database. But, the data will be stored in the device itself. So, you have to make a note of that.

In general, it depends on the app. So, you need to ensure that you have taken backup for the data. This includes photos you are not using Icloud photos -- This is formerly called as iCloud Photo Library. The photo library automatically syncs all your photos and multimedia through iCloud. It spreads across IOS Devices and Macs which are logged in with same APPLE ID and accounts.

If this feature switched off means a target device which you have stored the image or video or captured image or video will not be imported into the icloud photos, in this case, all the new media photos would be deleted when you restore your data from another device.

Let's have a look at the process of How to use iCloud for continuity when restoring from an iOS backup.

How to use iCloud for continuity when restoring from an iOS backup (Step -by - step): 


  • Firstly go to the source IOS Device. 
  • Then make sure your IOS Device is up to date with iCLoud 
  • Then perform a manual backup in the icloud. 
  • To do a manual icloud backup, you have to go to settings. 
  • Then go to account name ---- icloud. 
  • Click on icloud backup and tap on Backup now option. 
  • Now, check the destination device through the apps you use. 
  • Make sure any data associated with the device not synced with the account. 
  • Then go to app maker or icloud backup. 
  • Connect your USB device to mac just to use your iphoto, or image captures, or to download unique photos and videos. 
  • When your backup is completed on the source device all you have to do is use Apple's Instructions. 
  • With those instructions, you can restore the data from icloud backup. 

You can use apple notes.

  • To apply go to settings 
  •  Click on the account name 
  • Then tap on iCloud 
  • Tap on manage storage. 
  • Finally, click on the source device and check when the last backup has occurred

After the process restore operation is successfully completed.

Now, go to icloud account and download all the images and data which you need and which you have used it to sync.

You can also get the information you want on the apps you have installed on the target device. You should need to download them in a different manner and logs into the icloud accounts usually it doesn't rely on the icloud for data storage. This is all about the How to use iCloud for continuity when restoring from an iOS backup.

Friday, February 22, 2019

How to use Finder Quick Actions in macOS Mojave

How to use Finder Quick Actions in macOS Mojave
Let us see how to use Finder Quick Actions in macOS Mojave. In order to make it easier to quickly edit files without any need of opening the associated apps, Apple introduced a few Finder Quick Actions in macOS Mojave. With the Quick Actions, the macOS desktop becomes more efficient. Just by using the Quick Action feature in macOS, it can make it very efficient in the way we work. It becomes very useful for busy professionals, whereby the task can be fine-tuned with a bit of minor changes.

How to use Finder Quick Actions in macOS Mojave, you first need to view all the Quick Actions that are available. Firstly, you need to enable the Preview panel in Finder. Open a Finder window and then select the View option in the menu bar. Select the Show Preview or you can press the Shift-Command-P keys.

Let us see how to use Finder Quick Actions in macOS Mojave 


Basically, Quick Actions are buttons in Finder whereby you can take actions on a file just with a click of a mouse. Regarding the features that are available on Quick Actions, it depends on which applications are installed or any pre-existing Apple scripts that are present. By using the built-in Automator tool, you can create customized Quick Actions.

With Quick Actions, you can rotate a video or image, trim a video or image, create a PDF from a document or open a file for markup.

How to use Finder Quick Actions in macOS Mojave for photos and images 


When looking at a photo or graphic file, the Quick Action tools appear. Two tool buttons appear along with the ‘More’ button. The tool that appears is dependent on the file type.

The default tools that appear are:

Rotate Left: The file is rotated anticlockwise.

Markup: The Quick Look window appears with a range of markup tools. The tools include drawing, text, rotation and crop. In order to resize an image or colour correction, you have to open the file in an app.

Create PDF: In the icon list, if multiple images are selected, then you can make a PDF.

How to use Finder Quick Actions in macOS Mojave for videos 


When looking at a video, there are two Quick Action tools that appear.

Rotate Left: With this the file is rotated anticlockwise. This is very useful in the case you have made videos on your iPhone and the orientation it was saved is not correct.

Trim: A video can be shortened. There is a large trimming view that appears. The tool works in the similar manner as is the case for QuickTime Player.

How to use Finder Quick Actions in macOS Mojave for audio files 


In the case of audio files, only the Trim tool appears by default. With the More button you can customize the tools.

How to use Finder Quick Actions in macOS Mojave with PDFs, documents, compressed files and other file types

There is no default Quick Actions tools for file types besides graphics, videos and audio. The Quick Actions tool indicates a ‘More’ button that can be customized.

Customizing Finder Quick Actions in macOS Mojave 


By clicking the ‘More’ button, a Customize pop-up appears. You are led to the Extensions System Preferences. Select an action in the Finder section of the Preference. There are a few options to add.

By using Apple’s Automator app, you can create your own custom Quick Action.

Monday, February 11, 2019

Apple new Smart Battery Cases: Are They for Everyone?

Apple new Smart Battery Cases
The title may be pretty straight forward- These cases are for Apple’s iPhone user’s right? That may be so but are they really for them? You know what’s great about a long life phone? You don’t have to charge it ever so often. Once you have a full charge you’re set to go for a whole day of hard use. But then comes the inevitable charge time and you’re out with no charger in site. That’s when you really wish you had this $129 Apple’s new smart battery case. It’s easy to slip on and that’s it your iPhone charges up, just like that.

But the question to ask yourself is whether it’s worth the $129 or can you just use a power bank to fuel up instead?

Apple new smart battery Cases for iPhone XR: 


A few weeks ago Apple recently released a smart battery case for the XR. Apple’s new smart battery case sells for $129 as mentioned earlier and you can get them for the iPhone XS and XS Max too. Besides that you can get them in black or white. But that’s on the looks side. Coming to it’s functionality- Apple new smart battery Cases besides making your iPhone look a bit chunky, also charges up your phone.

Apple new Smart Battery Cases
It greatly extends the time before you start looking for a wall charger. To be more specific you can get to up to 39 hours talk time from 25 hours and 22 hours of internet time form 15 hours. You can also charge up your phone for video playback to 27 hours from 16. While these are all estimates, we decided to put Apple’s new smart battery case to the test to see what it can really do.

Apple new smart battery Cases adds to the weight of the Phone: 


While the design may not have changed much since the case’s last release, it does still add to the weight of the iPhone XR. Not only weight but Apple new smart battery Cases also looks chunky and feels chunky. The smart case comes with a hump starting somewhere in the middle of the iPhone case till the end of it. The case comes in white or black and nothing else.

Will you be able to fit your iPhone in and out of your pocket, easily? Well no, not really.

New Features added to Apple new smart battery Cases: 


Now you can charge your iPhone as well as charging case at the same time, something you couldn’t do before. Or you could also use the smart charging case as it is supposed to be used and use it to charge your iPhone wirelessly. The 5W brick that comes with the charging case can be used to charge the iPhone first and then the charging case or you could also use a 10W or 12W charger to charge both simultaneously.

These cases also come with a lightening port. So you can charge your phone and listen to your favorite tunes without missing a beat.

While it may do a good enough job of charging the iPhone, Apple’s new smart charging case does add a lot of chunk to the phone. Plus a power bank will do the job with much lesser the amount of money.

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Look At Some of the Best MacBook Alternatives

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When it comes to laptops, there is nothing to beat the Apple MacBook range. However, if you do not like the macOS, then there are various other best MacBook alternatives you can choose from.

Why is the MacBook popular with the masses?


The Apple MacBook range consists of powerful laptops combined with beautiful design and macOS, making it popular among the masses. The Apple MacBook range comes with brushed aluminum, powerful components and software that make them the most sought after laptops.

However, there are many users who don’t like the macOS and instead prefer the Windows OS. Though the macOS has its own advantages, the Windows OS is a stable platform which has made regular improvements over the years. There are some best MacBook alternatives with comparable specs and are much cheaper than their Apple equivalents.

Let us take a look at some of the best MacBook alternatives



Dell XPS 13 Laptop


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This laptop from Dell is slim and is considered better than the MacBook Pro. This laptop is one of the best MacBook alternatives as it offers a higher resolution (4K) display along with a longer battery life and touchscreen controls. This laptop weighs a mere 2.65 pounds. It costs $1,000 and up.

The Razer Blade Laptop


The new Razer Blade laptop is just 0.66 inches thin. Though all the Razer laptops are targeted for the gaming fans, the new Razer Blade Laptop can be used for everyday purposes. The mightiest Mac notebook is nothing in comparison to the Razer Blade laptop. The laptop comes with a 15.6 inch display and 4K resolution. The RGB-backlit keyboard,a six-core Intel processor and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 10 graphics make it one of the best MacBook alternatives. The Razer Blade laptop also has USB-A ports, Thunderbolt 3 and RAM that you can upgrade. The laptop costs $1,899 and up.

The Microsoft Surface Laptop


As an alternative to the slimmer Macs, you can go in for the Microsoft Surface Laptop. They come with the latest chips, a 13 inch display, a nice design and a wonderful keyboard. It is a premium notebook and as one of the best MacBook alternatives it is selling at $799 and upwards.

The Dell Precision 7820


This laptop comes with a six-core Xeon powered workstation. This laptop can be upgraded with powerful processors, with dozens of cores, latest graphics and up to 384 GB of RAM. For additional storage it offers an external caddy. This laptop is one of the best MacBook alternatives and there is a three year repair agreement for the Dell’s pro machines. You can purchase the Dell Precision 7820 for $1,659 and upwards.

Asus Zenbook UX330UA


This laptop is a great notebook and also affordable. This laptop is the best MacBook Air alternative with a great keyboard and display. It is packed with the latest 8 generation Intel i5 processor and has 11 hours battery life. The Asus Zenbook UX330UA is thinner than the MacBook. For $750, you get a powerful and long lasting laptop.

The Lenovo Yoga S730 Laptop


If you are looking for a laptop that is small and yet powerful, then go in for the Lenovo Yoga S730. It is 11.9 mm thick and weighs just 2.6 pounds. It comes with an 8th Generation Intel i7 processor and 10 ½ hours of battery life. This laptop is one of the best MacBook alternatives and retailing at $750 is much cheaper than the current Mac.

Google Pixelbook


If you mainly use the internet for your work and a few other applications, then the best 12 inch MacBook alternative is the Google Pixelbook. It runs on Chrome OS and you can access everything available in the Google Play Store app. The Google Pixelbook comes with powerful hardware, a beautiful screen and a long battery life that lasts through the day. The Google Pixelbook is selling at $883 on Amazon.

HP Spectre x360 15


In case you are looking for a bigger screen, then the HP Spectre x360 15 would be the best MacBook alternative. The laptop comes with an Intel i7 processor, NVIDIA GeForce MX 150 graphics and 12 ½ hours of battery life. The screen could be folded backwards enabling you to use the Spectre x360 as a big tablet. It is selling at $1,400.

Dell XPS 15


The best MacBook Pro 15 alternative is the Dell XPS 15. It has an ‘Infinity edge’ display and more powerful hardware. The $1,200 model comes with an i5 quad-core processor, 8 GB memory, a 1080p display. The Dell XPS 15 also offers a hybrid hard drive with 1TB of storage and GTX 960M graphics.

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Laptop


Though there is not much to look at in terms of design, the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 makes up for with its features. This laptop has a carbon fiber chassis and a 14 inch QHD display with support for Dolby Vision. The other features include an 8thgeneration Intel Core i5 and i7 processor with 16 GB of RAM and up to 2TB of PCLe SSD storage. It comes with Thunderbolt 2 and 15 hours of battery life. It is selling from $1,709.

Surface Laptop 2


The second generation laptop by Microsoft, builds on the first version. It is a perfect laptop which is a best MacBook Pro alternative. It has a nice design and is available in lots of colors. The greatest advantage is that it is much cheaper than the MacBook Pro. It is suitable for students with a selling price of $999. It comes with 8th gen Intel Core processor, up to 16 GB of RAM and up to 1TB of SSD storage. The 13.5 inch display supports touch and Surface Pen. The Surface Laptop 2 by Microsoft has a 14 ½ hours battery life.

These laptops are some of the best MacBook alternatives. If you are looking for cheaper laptops and even better features than what is being offered by Apple, then you can choose the best laptop that will suit your budget.