• Sony Added Boost Mode to the PS4 Pro to Improve Performance in Old Games

    Posted on February 6th, 2017 Henry | 46 comments

    Sony is currently pushing a new firmware update to its PlayStation 4 console. It’s a beta preview of the update, version 4.50. And it added a new feature to the PS4 Pro console which the early owners of the console would find pretty useful. Many old PS4 titles run better on the new hardware which requires no further optimization by developers. Once you’ve install the update, there would be a “Boost Mode” option added to the settings menu. And only the more powerful Pro models will have this new option, the regular PS4 won’t.

    A company spokesperson told The Verge that when the Boost Mode is activated, it “lets PS4 Pro run at a higher GPU and CPU clock speed in order to improve gameplay on some PS4 games that were released before the launch of PS4 Pro,” He also claimed “Games that have a variable frame rate may benefit from a higher frame rate, and load times may be shorter in some games too.”


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    Sony is in no way saying that it would work well for all titles, but Boost Mode still shows Sony’s sincere attempt to improve the user experience of the already powerful console. Other than 4K and HDR, now Sony also throws in this feature which helps you improve the experience when playing your old games. Sony also advices that Boost Mode might cause unexpected behavior in some cases with the PS4 Pro running at full speed. Turning off the option should resolve the problem.

    In addition to the Boost Mode, Sony will also add the support for external hard drives to all PS4 models and some redesigned menus. And the new update also lets users to watch 3D Blu-rays in PSVR.

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  • LG G6 Won’t Be Featuring Snapdragon 835 Because of Samsung

    Posted on February 4th, 2017 Henry | 204 comments

    LG’s upcoming flagship G6 won’t be featuring Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 835 chipset due to the fact that Samsung bought out all the chips that there won’t be any left for the other companies, according to a recent report.

    Ben Sin, a consumer tech writer for Forbes, recently criticized HTC for featuring Snapdragon 821 instead of the more powerful Snapdragon 835 in the year of 2017. But after digging deeper into that, he realized there’s a good reason for that.


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    “I’ve spoken to some industry insiders in Asia today and I must apologize to HTC, because it would appear that the 835 is out of their reach until after April, so they couldn’t have used the 835 without drastically delaying the phone,” Sin writes.

    “In fact, that’s the case with almost all phones, including LG’s flagship. Yup, I have confirmed with an industry insider that the LG G6 will run on Snapdragon 821 instead of the 835 that everyone’s expecting.”

    The reason why the G6 will be missing out on the Snapdragon 835 is that Samsung has first dibs on it because it’s basically the biggest customer for Qualcomm and the order from the Korean Company is so big that there won’t be enough for other vendors.

    Big companies like LG, Sony and HTC won’t be able to have access to the Snapdragon 835 until after the official debut of the Galaxy S8 in the coming months.

    This won’t be much of an issue for LG’s fans actually as LG’s done things like this before. The LG chose the Snapdragon 808 instead of the 810, but that’s mainly because of the concern of overheating rather than stock out.




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    From the latest leak we can see that the G6 would be featuring a USB-C port, headphone jack, a dual-camera arrangement and a rear-facing fingerprint sensor. And noticeably the device’s 5.7-inch display features virtually no bezel. All in all, the G6 is still a flagship worth expecting.

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  • LG’s Flagship G6 Set to be Launched on Feb, 26

    Posted on January 18th, 2017 Henry | 224 comments

    LG has sent out invites for an event set on February 26. The invite came with hints that there would be a device that features a display with a wider viewing area. LG confirmed before that it’s going to introduce a device with a QHD+ display and an 18:9 aspect ratio.

    The device would be featuring a 5.7-inch display with a sharper resolution of 2880*1440, which makes for 564 pixels-per-inch.

    “QHD+ is expected to maximize users’ experience and value by providing ultra-high definition, differentiating it from all other mobile display panels,” said Kim Byeong-koo, senior vice president and head of the mobile development at LG Display.

    The standard QHD resolution is 2560*1440, but the display on G6 would be featuring the resolution of 2880*1440 and LG’s own in-TOUCH technology for greater touch performance, eliminating the need for cover glass and reducing the thickness of the G6’s LCD panel. LG has also been able to reduce the display’s bezel to just 0.2mm.”

    There is no doubt that the display would be one of the shining points of the LG G6, and it’s no surprise because LG has been making top-of-the-class displays and the screen on LG’s flagship devices would never disappoint you. And it seems we could hope for LG’s bezel magic this year.

    “Users will also be able to better view the display under sunlight as transmittance has increased 10 percent, while the display consumes about 30 percent less power than its predecessors,” reports The Korea Herald.

    The event would take place on February 26 in Barcelona at 12 p.m. local time, which means the LG G6 is just about a month away from us. Are you expecting the LG G6?

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  • LeEco Announces an 85-Inch 4K TV in Its US Debut

    Posted on October 20th, 2016 Yuson Zou | 653 comments

    On Oct. 19, 2016, during an event in San Francisco, LeEco unveiled a new lineup of TVs set to hit the US market. LeEco, which acquired Vizio this past summer, still maintaining a separate LeEco-branded TV division, announced four new TVs which will all run on Android TV.

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    LeEco is releasing the uMax85, an 85-inch 4K TV which features HDR — both HDR10 and Dolby Vision — Harman Kardon speakers and Dolby Digital Plus. The uMax85 also features 4GB of RAM, as well as a 64GB SSD to store your apps and content locally. LeEco will also offer three different versions of its Super4 TV line in the US: the X43 Pro, X55, the X65, which will come with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of SSD storage, alongside Harman Kardon speakers. The Super4 line of TVs also support 4K and HDR, but LeEco hasn’t said whether the sets will support both HDR formats. Both the uMax85 and the Super4 line of TVs will feature quad-core ARM GPUs and CPUs.

    The company is also bringing its set-top box, the LeTV Box U4, to the US as well. The content box features 4K playback a quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM, and 8GB of local storage. You can access both Chinese and international entertainment options through the box, including Netflix, HBO, and Hulu. The LeTV Box U4 will retail for $79 when it’s released next month.

    The uMax85 will cost $4,999 when it’s released, although LeEco is throwing in a $1,000 rebate if you participate in its user-feedback program called the LeRewards Program. The Super4 X43 Pro will cost you $649, while the X55 and X65 will cost $899 and $1,399, respectively. (The super4 line of TVs are also eligible for $200 rebates when you sign up for the LeRewards Program.) All four LeEco TVs will be available on November 2nd from Lemall.com.

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  • Samsung to Launch the Newest Smartwatch Gear S3 on August 31

    Posted on August 17th, 2016 Echo Brown | 640 comments

    Samsung will introduce another smartwatch this month. The Korea-based giant teased a launch event at the IFA electronics show in Germany, the date to watch for is August 31 and, as the invite above rather heavy-handedly hints, this will be the Gear S3.

    Smartwatch sales reportedly dipped by one-third this year, according to analyst estimates. Samsung was one of a number of firms to hold or improve its numbers — Apple’s estimated sales cratered — and it is back with a new offering in an effort to increase interest, notably right before Apple is predicted to refresh its own smartwatch range in September.

    The Gear S2, Samsung’s most recent smartwatch, launched in September 2015 at the very same show. The company’s early watch models struggled for acclaim, but we found the Gear S2 to be surprisingly good, with an attractive interface and well-designed spinning bezel. That leaves us and doubtless others intrigued by what Samsung has planned next.

    What hints can we glean from the Gear S2? Well, the year-old device is available in two options — as the Samsung Gear S2 3G or the Gear S2 Classic — and Samsung later expanded the watch options to include Apple-esque gold and silver editions. There’s speculation that Samsung will go further and out three versions of the Gear S3 this time around, including an ‘explorer’ edition that could feature a crown, more buttons and changeable watch bands.

    Either way, there’s not long to wait to find out for sure. Like other Samsung unveilings, the Gear S3 launch event will be streamed online so you can watch at your own convenience.

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  • iPhone 5S & iPhone 5C Are Purported to Hit the Market on September 20th

    Posted on August 21st, 2013 Amanda | 73 comments

    Tim Cook unveils iPhone 5C Martin Hajek

    According to early iPhone 5S/iPad 5/iPad mini 2 launch tips that Apple may announce the release of iPhone 5S, iPad 5 and iPad mini 2 simultaneously at the Sep. 10th release conference. The specs and pictures about iPhone 5S/iPad 5/iPad mini 2 have also been leaked along with the rumor. However, the latest tech blog reveals that the original release date of iPad 5 and iPad mini 2 will be postponed to October 25th. Recently, from the leaked information from Apple suppliers, another purported low-cost iPhone 5C will probably be released on Sep. 10th too, the same release date with iPhone 5S.

    If it turns out to be true, it will be the first time in Apple history that Apple Company has launched 2 different iPhone variants at the same time. The release of the purported iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C is doomed to come soon, now you may be eager to know when you can buy the two new handsets on the market. According to the latest news from a Greek blog Techmaniacs, after the release of iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C on Sep. 10th, the two iPhone models will be for sale on the market on Sep. 20th, and Oct. 25th will be the second or third batch of on-sale date of iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C in other countries and districts.

    Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities said that “iPhone 5C to replace iPhone 5, while iPhone 4S goes on. We’ve learned that the iPhone 5 line will be terminated from 4Q13, while the iPhone 4S line will carry on.” He means that Apple aims to replace iPhone 5 with iPhone 5C by bringing in the colorful and cheap plastic-cased iPhone 5C, which targets at the midrange market. He also predicts that the product line of iPhone 4 may be terminated soon as the specs of iPhone 4 may not be adequate to run on the latest iOS 7. It is expected that there’ll be a new Apple product circle, containing iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C, iPhone 4S and iPhone 4, the price of which will fall into the price ranges of US$600-700, US$400-500, US$300-400 and US$200-300, respectively.

    It may be a regret that the new things will replace the old things inevitably.  If you are going to purchase the new iPhone 5C or 5S, you had better transfer apps from old iPhone to new iPhone, or transfer other files between two iPhones or backup iPhone data to computer in case of data loss.

    iPhone's potential share in china 2013

    The iPhone 5C sale may do well in China market for 2 reasons. Firstly, the gold color model is widely regarded as a symbol of wealth and auspiciousness. Secondly, it is said that Apple will strike a deal with China Mobile when the Qualcomm chips that Apple adopt can be compatible with China Mobile’s TD-LTE 4G network. If the cooperation is achieved, the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C will undoubtedly win a big market share in China. With the joint effort by Apple and China Mobile, it is estimated that the penetration of TDD-LTE is to be boosted to 25% in iPhone 5S and 35% in iPhone 5C shipments, which will generate new shipments momentum for the supply chain.

    So now what we can do is just waiting for the iPhone 5S and 5C release and go for sale patiently. As an iDevice loyalist, I honestly hope the upcoming iPhone 5S sale as well as iPhone 5C sale will be boosted greatly by building partnership with China Mobile.

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  • Upgrade to iOS 7 or Not – Choices That iPhone, iPad and iPod touch Users Face

    Posted on July 17th, 2013 Amanda | 281 comments

    Apple claims iOS 7 as “the world’s most advanced mobile OS”, is it just a boast or something real? Just as Apple has said, iOS 7 is designed to make it work more beautifully and create an experience that is simpler, more useful, and more enjoyable. It sounds attractive but needs practice test.

    iOS 7 Beta 2

    Indeed, there are a lot of great new features to love about iOS 7, the totally redesigned Multitasking app-switcher, the new lock screen, the revamped Notification Center, a super-charged Siri, a new and easily-accessed quick settings bar. Above all, all your favorite apps have been enhanced to make everything even easier to get access to and use. To some extent, iOS 7 is a rebirth of its software design and a rejuvenation of the core iOS experience.

    All of the new features must be the reasons that people want to download and install iOS 7 Beta 2 to the iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. However, there are some people who voice objections to update to iOS 7. Maybe they don’t love the look of the new iOS 7, or just because the OS is in beta with the unstable performance and some occasional bugs.

    iOS 7 Beta 2 bugs

    If you can’t live with the unfinished Safari icon, mind the parallax effect, or can’t bear the bugs of the beta version of iOS 7, such as the backup of iOS 7 device can’t be restored to iOS 6 device by iTunes, you’d better not update to iOS 7 Beta now, just wait until the September to enjoy the better experience of the improved iOS 7 when it is officially released and open to all.

    According to the statistics shown in the Developer section of Apple official website, there are 94% of iOS users have upgraded iOS 6 till June 29th, while, only 5% of iOS users stay in iOS 5, the remained 1% are users using versions below iOS 5. Those iOS 5 users who keep silent and do nothing while watching iOS 7 include two parts: iPod touch 4/3, iPhone 3GS, iPad 1 users, as well as iPad 2, iPhone 4S and Phone 4 users. For the first parts of iOS 5 devices users, they keep silent for the reason that their devices can’t have the chance to be upgraded to the latest iOS 7, for the latter part, they keep silent just because they know if they want to use various free third-party software programs and apps that Cydia provides, thay have to upgrade to iOS 6.1.3 or iOS 7, so why not directly upgrade to the latest iOS 7?

    If you have already succeeded to upgrade to iOS 7 Beta 2, and find some data deleted from your device, you can use the comprehensive iPhone/iPod touch/iPad data recovery software to recover 12 kinds of data from previous iTunes backup if you have, or recover 7 types of deleted data directly from your iOS device even though you have no backups in advance. In order to prevent data loss happened during iOS 7 upgrade, you’d better back up iPhone/iPad/iPod touch contacts to computer ahead of time. For files like music, movies, TV shows, ringtones, photos, apps, PDF and ePub, you can also transfer them to the computer or iTunes for backup with iTransfer for iPhone/iPad/iPod.

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  • Revelation of Nokia Lumia 1020: Release Date, Features, Specs, Price and Availability

    Posted on July 16th, 2013 Amanda | 65 comments

    The highly-touted Nokia Lumia 1020 has finally been revealed on July 11th, 2013 in New York. Almost at the same time, official specs and features about this smart phone has been revealed. About its price and availability, though there is no official announcement at present, some leaked news seems to confirm them to some extent. Look at the article below to explore more about the features, specs, price and availability of Nokia Lumia 1020.

    Nokia Lumia 1020 release

    Revolutionary features of Nokia Lumia 1020:

    Appealing to all, especially those amateur photographers, the most ground-breaking feature about the brand-new smart handset must be the revolutionary 41-megapixel PureView Camera of Nokia Lumia 1020. Plus the advanced Windows Phone operation system, Nokia Lumia 1020 is recognized as a perfect combination of its two predecessors – Nokia 808, the first 41 MP Pureview camera phone of Nokia, as well as the first Windows Phone – Lumia 800.

    The 41 megapixel camera sensor, PureView technology, Optical Image Stabilisation and amazing high-resolution zoom, all makes it a photography-themed device. You can use the Pro Camera of Nokia Lumia 1020 to capture photos and videos that no other smartphones can match with. Nokia Lumia 1020 supports mainstream video formats like 3GP, MP4, FLV, WMV, AVI, MKV, MPEG. Actually, when you want to watch videos, movies or DVDs on your beloved Nokia Lumia 1020, there’s no need to worry about formats limitations as long as you download a total converter like Leawo Video Converter Pro, which can easily convert video and DVD to various popular formats. With the versatile video/DVD converter, movies in DVD or common/HD format could be freely enjoyed at your own will.

    Nokia Lumia 1020

    Detailed Nokia Lumia 1020 specs:

    1. Display:
    4.5in AMOLED WXGA (1280 x 768), 2.5 D sculpted Corning Gorilla 3 Glass, ClearBlack, high brightness mode, sunlight readability, super sensitive touch.
    2. OS:
    Nokia Lumia 1020 equipped for Windows Phone 8 Operating System.
    3. Processor:
    1.5GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon.
    4. Memory:
    2GB RAM, 32GB internal memory; 7GB free SkyDrive cloud storage.
    5. Main camera:
    PureView 41Mp with optical image stabilization, Resolution: 7712 x 5360. Includes Nokia Pro Camera app. Xenon flash for still images, LED flash for video.
    6. Front facing camera:
    HD 1.2-megapixel wide angle.
    7. Dimensions:
    71.4×130.4×10.4mm, 158g.
    8. Connectivity:
    USB2.0, BT 3.0, NFC with SIM based security, WLAN a/b/g/n, A-GPS and Glonass, 3.5 mm audio connector.
    9. Networks:
    GSM: 850 MHz, 900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 1900 MHz, WCDMA: 2100 MHz, 1900 MHz, 850 MHz, 900 MHz, LTE network bands: 1, 3, 7, 20, 8.
    10. Battery:
    2000mAh battery, wireless charging supported via cover.
    11. Supports major auto formats:
    AAC,AMR,MP3,WMA,MP4,3GP,eAAC+,AVI,M4V
    12. Supports video formats:
    3GP, MP4, FLV, WMV, AVI, MKV, MPEG

    Nokia Lumia 1020 price

    Nokia Lumia 1020 is confirmed to be exclusive to AT&T in the US for $299 on a two year contract, which is much more expensive than Nokia Lumia 900 and other previous Nokia Lumia models. About the exact selling price of Nokia Lumia 1020 in UK and some European countries, there are no official announcement until now.

    German retailers Notebooksbilliger and Nullprozentshop posted that an unlocked version of the Nokia Lumia 1020 costs €799 (US$1043). The costly price for the Finnish smartphone surpassed the price of the unlocked 32GB version of Apple’s iPhone 5 in Europe which is €789 (US$1030). However, the retailer did not give a precise shipping date for the latest Nokia device.

    Nokia Lumia 1020 availability: when and where can you get Nokia Lumia 1020

    According to mobile retailer Carphone Warehouse, Nokia has announced that only US availability with the handset set to arrive on AT&T soon on July 26th. However, another gloomy news to Nokia fans is that Nokia Lumia 1020 will arrive on its shelves in other markets worldwide in September.

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