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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

SAMSUNG announces Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ smartphones with Bixby, Iris scanner and Infinity Display - Price, Availability, Specifications, Video

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Written by G.Я     3/29/2017 10:15:00 pm  No comments
SAMSUNG announces Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ smartphones with Bixby, Iris scanner and Infinity Display. Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. today introduces the Galaxy S8 and S8+ to the world. The Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ comes with a stunning Infinity Display for immersive viewing experiences.

SAMSUNG announces Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ smartphones with Bixby, Iris scanner and Infinity Display
SAMSUNG announces Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ smartphones with Bixby, Iris scanner and Infinity Display
Available in 5.8-inch Galaxy S8 and 6.2-inch Galaxy S8+, the Infinity Display and bezel-less design form a smooth, continuous surface with no buttons or harsh angles. The Galaxy S8's compact design enables comfortable one-handed operation and Corning Gorilla Glass 5 on both the front and back for durability and a high-quality finish.
Packing powerful performance and connectivity, the Galaxy S8 and S8+ feature the industry's first 10nm processor, enabling heightened speed and efficiency. It is also gigabit LTE and gigabit Wi-Fi ready with support for up to 1 Gbps so users can quickly download files, regardless of the file size.
The Galaxy S8 and S8+ are equipped with an advanced 8MP F1.7 Smart autofocus front camera and 12MP F1.7 Dual Pixel rear camera for the best low-light, zoom and anti-blur photos with enhanced image processing.
As the world's first mobile device certified by the UHD Alliance as MOBILE HDR PREMIUMTM, Galaxy S8 and S8+ let you see the same vibrant colors and contrasts that the filmmakers intended while watching your favorite shows. In addition, the Galaxy S8 and S8+ offer next-level gaming experiences with vivid and superior graphic technology, as well as Game Pack, featuring top game titles, including select titles supported by the Vulkan API.
The Galaxy S8 and S8+ are built on Samsung Knox, a defense-grade security platform. In addition, the Galaxy S8 and S8+ will offer a wide selection of biometric technologies including a fingerprint scanner, iris scanner and facial recognition so users can select a secure biometric authentication method that works best for them.
The Galaxy S8 and S8+ will also come with the foundational Galaxy features that customers have come to love, including:
+ IP68 water and dust resistance
+ MicroSD support up to 256GB
+ Always-on display
+ Fast and wireless charging capabilities
Bixby is an intelligent interface that will help users get more out of their phone. With the new Bixby button, you will be able to conveniently access Bixby and navigate through services and apps with simple voice, touch and text commands. At launch, Bixby's Voice function will integrate with several Samsung native apps and features including Camera, Contacts, Gallery, Messages and Settings, with the plan to expand its capabilities to include more Samsung and third-party apps in the near future. Contextual awareness capabilities enable Bixby to offer personalized help based on what it continues to learn about the user's interests, situation and location.
Users can also shop, search for images and get details about nearby places with Bixby's image recognition technology. As the Bixby ecosystem grows, it will connect across devices, apps and services as a ubiquitous interface, and open up new experiences and scenarios to simplify life.
Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ Specifications
Display: Galaxy S8 (5.8" (146.5mm) Quad HD+ (2960x1440), (570ppi); Galaxy S8+ 6.2" (158.1mm) Quad HD+ (2960x1440), (529ppi)
OS: Android 7.0
Network: LTE Cat. 16
Dimension: Galaxy S8 (148.9 x 68.1 x 8.0 mm); Galaxy S8+ (159.5 x 73.4 x 8.1 mm, 173g)
AP: Octa core (2.3GHz Quad + 1.7GHz Quad), 64 bit, 10 nm process; Octa core (2.35GHz Quad + 1.9GHz Quad), 64 bit, 10 nm process
Memory: 4GB RAM (LPDDR4), 64GB (UFS 2.1)
Camera: Rear: Dual Pixel 12MP OIS (F1.7), Front: 8MP AF (F1.7)
Battery: Galaxy S8 (3,000 mAh), Galaxy S8+ (3,500 mAh); Fast Charging on wired and wireless, Wireless Charging compatible with WPC and PMA
Payment: NFC, MST
Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4/5GHz), VHT80 MU-MIMO, 1024QAM, Bluetooth v 5.0 (LE up to 2Mbps), ANT+, USB Type-C, NFC, Location (GPS, Galileo, Glonass, BeiDou)
Sensors: Accelerometer, Barometer, Fingerprint Sensor, Gyro Sensor, Geomagnetic Sensor, Hall Sensor, Heart Rate Sensor, Proximity Sensor, RGB Light Sensor, Iris Sensor, Pressure Sensor
Pricing & Availability
The Galaxy S8 and S8+ will be available starting on April 21, and will be offered in a rich color palette including Midnight Black, Orchid Gray, Arctic Silver, Coral Blue and Maple Gold.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Instagram rolls out Two-factor authentication

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Written by G.Я     3/23/2017 03:51:00 pm  No comments
Instagram rolls out Two-factor authentication. Instagram's two-factor authentication is now available to everyone. Two-factor authentication was initially announced almost a year back in February 2016 to select users. In a post on its official blog, Instagram today announced that two-factor authentication is now live for all users.
Instagram rolls out Two-factor authentication
Instagram rolls out Two-factor authentication
Two-factor authentication tool adds an extra layer of security to your Instagram account by requiring a code every time you log in. Tap the gear icon on your profile and choose Two-Factor Authentication to turn it on.

Additionally, soon you may notice a screen over sensitive photos and videos when you scroll through your feed or visit a profile. While these posts don't violate Instagram's guidelines, someone in the community has reported them and our review team has confirmed they are sensitive. This change means you are less likely to have surprising or unwanted experiences in the app. If you'd like to see a post that is covered with a screen, simply tap to reveal the photo or video.

BlackBerry Privacy Shade app for Android released - Keep spying eyes at bay

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Written by G.Я     3/23/2017 11:38:00 am  No comments
BlackBerry Privacy Shade app for Android released - Keep spying eyes at bay. BlackBerry has today introduced a new app called Privacy Shade. With the app - available for any BlackBerry powered by Android running Android 5.0 or higher  - you can block parts of your display so that other people can't see it, allowing you to read your personal content at any time without worrying about people spying on you.
BlackBerry Privacy Shade app for Android released - Keep spying eyes at bay
BlackBerry Privacy Shade app for Android released - Keep spying eyes at bay
Privacy Shade prevents people around you from seeing your screen by blocking out everything except for a small view area that you control, while still letting you interact with the full screen.

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When the app is enabled, you have a few options to help you control what can be viewed on the display. To give you better control over what can be seen on your display, the Privacy Shade app lets you look at your screen in two ways: rectangle view or circle view. By tapping the View Area icon, you can switch between the two, depending on which makes it easier to see whatever you're looking at.

Rectangle view really useful to view my messages, emails, and any other text document. The circle view is great for navigating through your device because you can easily drag the circle over the display to select the apps you want to open.

You also have the power to control how dark or light the blocked display is with the Transparency setting. If you increase the transparency to 100%, the app can also double as a brightness filter to take the strain off your eyes at night.

View Area
With the View Area options, you can switch from blocking only a portion of your screen to blocking the entire screen to make it hard for those snoopers to see what's on your device.

Quick Access
Privacy Shade can be accessed easily in any of three ways:
+ BlackBerry Privacy Shade can be assigned a Swipe Shortcut if you own a BlackBerry Android device (PRIV, DTEK 50/60)
+ If you own a BlackBerry DTEK 50/60, you can assign BlackBerry Privacy Shade to your Convenience Key
+ BlackBerry Privacy Shade can also be enabled through an optional dedicated notification in the notification tray on any Android device.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Super Mario Run comes to Android

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Written by G.Я     3/22/2017 05:39:00 pm  No comments
Super Mario Run comes to Android. Nintendo today announced the availability of Super Mario Run for Android. Super Mario Run, announced in January this year, is now available to download for Android devices on Google Play!
Super Mario Run comes to Android
Super Mario Run comes to Android
You can download it from the Google Play Store at no cost, and you can try elements of the game's three modes for free. One of the new features for customers who haven't purchased the full game is Bowser's Challenge, where defeating one of his challenges enables you to play World 1-4 for free! Plus, if you complete World 1-4, more Toad Rally courses will become available. Once the game has been downloaded, a one-time payment will grant unlimited access to each of the three modes in Super Mario Run - World Tour, Toad Rally and Kingdom Builder.

Already purchased the full game? Then you may already know that you can play as Luigi, Peach and Toadette. There are also five different colours of Yoshi to choose from - Green, Red, Blue, Yellow and Purple! You can even unlock Blue Yoshi before purchasing the full game.

If you haven't already, be sure to check out the My Nintendo rewards you can pick up for Super Mario Run, including one that unlocks Toad as a playable character. Toad can run a little faster than the others so he's pretty handy!

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Apple's Clips app launches on iOS, create expressive videos by combining video clips, photos and music

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Written by G.Я     3/21/2017 07:22:00 pm  No comments
Apple's Clips app launches on iOS, create expressive videos by combining video clips, photos and music. Apple today introduced Clips, a new app that makes it quick and fun for anyone to create expressive videos on iPhone and iPad. The app features a unique design for combining video clips, photos and music into great-looking videos to share with friends through the Messages app, or on Instagram, Facebook and other popular social networks. Clips will be available on the App Store for free beginning in April, and is compatible with iPhone 5s and later, the new 9.7-inch iPad, all iPad Air and iPad Pro models, iPad mini 2 and later, and iPod touch 6th generation. Devices must be running iOS 10.3.
Apple's Clips app launches on iOS, create expressive videos by combining video clips, photos and music
Apple's Clips app launches on iOS, create expressive videos by combining video clips, photos and music
Clips also introduces Live Titles, a breakthrough feature that lets users create animated captions and titles using just their voice. Fun effects including comic book filters, speech bubbles, shapes and full-screen animated posters help bring out the personality in videos made with Clips.

Clips lets users create multi-clip videos on iPhone or iPad without timelines, tracks or complicated editing tools. Touch and hold a single button to shoot live video and photos, or add them from the Photo Library. Then add artistic filters, speech bubbles, shapes or emoji. Users can also add full-screen posters with animated backgrounds and customizable text. Clips has dozens of music soundtracks to choose from, and they automatically adjust to match the length of a video.

With Live Titles in Clips, users can add animated captions and titles using just their voice. Captions are generated automatically as a user speaks, and appear on screen perfectly synced with the user’s voice. Users can mix and match different styles, and tap any title to adjust text and punctuation, or even add inline emoji. Live Titles supports 36 different languages.

Videos made with Clips can be shared directly to popular social networks and video websites, including Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, Vimeo and more. When sharing with friends in Messages, Clips can suggest who to share with based on the people who appear in the video, and the people a user shares with most often. When a suggested name is selected, Clips inserts the video right into Messages so it's ready to send with one tap.


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