Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Specs 


Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge is another brilliant innovation from Samsung. With  a powerful octa-core processor,  a stunning display and other amazing features, Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge is definitely a force to reckon with.

Price

You should be able to get it from about 160,000 to 180,000

Body

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  • Dimensions : 142.1 x 70.1 x 7 mm (5.59 x 2.76 x 0.28 in)
  • Weight : 132 g (4.66 oz)
  • Colors : Black Sapphire, Gold Platinum, White Pearl, Green Emerald
  • Build : Corning Gorilla Glass 4 back panel
  • Sim Type : Nano-SIM
  • Samsung Pay (Visa, MasterCard certified)

Display

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  •  Type : Super AMOLED capacitative touchscreen
  • Size : 5.1 inches
  • Resolution : 1440 x 2560 pixels (~577 ppi pixel density)
  • Protection : Corning Gorilla Glass 4
  • Multitouch : Yes
  • Curved Edge Screen
  • TouchWiz User Interface

Platform

  • OS : Android 5.0.2 ( Lollipop ), upgradeable to v6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
  • Chipset : Exynos 7420 Octa
  • GPU : Mali-T760MP8
  • CPU : Octa-core (4×2.1 GHz Cortex-A57 & 4×1.5 GHz Cortex-A53)

Camera

Rear Camera 

  • 16 MP
  • f/1.9
  •  28mm
  • OIS
  • Autofocus
  • LED flash

Features 

  • 1/2.6″ sensor size
  • 1.12 µm pixel size
  • Geo-tagging
  • Touch focus
  • Face detection
  • Auto HDR
  • Panorama

Video 

  • 2160p@30fps
  • 1080p@60fps
  • 720p@120fps
  • HDR
  • Dual-video recording

Front Camera 

  • 5 MP
  • f/1.9
  • 22mm
  • 1440p@30fps
  • Dual video call
  • Auto HDR

Memory

  • Card Slot : No
  • Internal Storage : 32/64/128 GB
  • RAM : 3 GB

Sound

  • Alert types : Vibration, MP3, WAV ringtones
  • Loudspeaker : Yes
  • 3.5mm jack : Yes

Media

  • Audio File Codecs : AAC, AMR, FLAC, M4A, MIDI, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA, XMF
  • Video File Codecs : 3GP, ASF, AVI, FLV, M4V, MKV, MPEG-4, WMV, WebM

Network Support

  • 2G GSM
  • 3G HSDPA
  • 4G LTE

Connectivity

  • Bluetooth : v4.1
  • Bluetooth Profiles : Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP), Audio/Video Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE), HID Over GATT Profile (HOGP), Hands Free Profile (HFP), Headset Profile (HSP), Human Interface Device Profile (HID), Message Access Profile (MAP), Object Push Profile (OPP), Personal Area Networking Profile (PAN), Phonebook Access Profile (PBAP)
  • USB : Micro USB v2.0
  • WLAN : Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot
  • Radio : No
  • NFC : Yes
  • Infrared : Yes

Location

  • GPS : Yes, with A-GPS
  • GLONASS

Messaging

  • SMS(threaded view)
  • MMS
  • Email
  • Push Mail
  • Instant Messaging

Battery

  • Type : Non removable Li-Ion Battery
  • Capacity : 2600 mAh
  • Wireless Charging : Yes (The wireless charging pad is sold separately)
  • Talktime(3G) : Up to 18 hours
  • Music Play : Up to 50 hours
  • Video Play : Up to 13 hours
  • Surfing Time(3G) : up to 10 hours
  • Surfing Time(4G) : up to 12 hours
  • Surfing Time(Wi-Fi) : up to 13 hours

Other Features

  • Sensors : Fingerprint, Accelerometer, Gyro, proximity, Compass, Barometer, Heart rate monitor, SpO2
  • HTML5 Browser
  • Photo/Video Editor
  • Document Editor
  • Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
  • OneDrive (115 GB cloud storage)
  • S-Voice natural language commands and dictation
  • Adaptive Fast Charging
  • Wi-Fi calling
  • Intelligent typing (SWYPE)
  • Edge Lighting allows you to assign colors to your contacts and watch the dual edge light up when they call.

What do you think about the phone? Let us know through your comments.

Tecno Boom J8 Specs and Full Review 

Tecno Boom J8 provides excellent audio performance together with amazing sound quality. The Boom J8 also features a mind-blowing 2GB RAM and a 16GB internal memory.

Body

Tecno J8 sports a sleek design. It showcases a plastic body with metal trimmings, bestowing it with a high-end look. The 7.4mm thickness also aids easier handling. 

  • Dimensions : 153.3 x 76.8 x 7.4 mm
  • Weight – 
  • Colors : Super White. Space Grey. Champagne Gold
  • Sim Type
  • Sim Count – Dual Sim 

Display

This phone comes with a 5.5 inches display and a HD resolution, thus delivering large and beautiful at the same time. 

  • Type : IPS capacitative touch screen 
  • Size : 5.5 inches 
  • Colors : 16 million colors 
  • Resolution : 720 x 1280 pixels, 267 pixels per inch (PPI) 

Platform

Running on a Quad-core Mediatek MT6753 processor, Tecno J8 delivers fast performance for a phone of its calibre. 

Tecno Boom J8 is the also first in its line to be powered by Tecno’s newly-designed HiOS software, an altered version of Android 5.1 Lollipop.

  • OS : Android 5.1 (Lollipop) with HiOS UI
  • CPU : 1.3 GHz Quad-core Cortex-A53
  • Chipset : Mediatek MT6753 
  • GPU : Mali-T720 MP4

Camera

Rear Camera 

  • 13 MP 
  • Auto-focus
  • HDR
  • Geo-tagging 
  • LED flash 
  • Video

Front Camera 

  • 5 MP 
  • LED flash 

    Memory

    • Memory Card Support : Yes, up to 128 GB 
    • RAM : 2 GB 
    • Internal Storage : 16 GB 

    Sound

    This is Tecno Boom J8 strongest point.For amazing sound, the Tecno Boom J8 will be accompanied by a Boom Headset. Audio quality is tuned by Maxx Audio technology, which ensures you enjoy great sound both via the loudspeaker or headphones

    • Alert types : Vibration, Mp3 ringtones 
    • Loudspeaker : Yes 
    • 3.5mm Jack  : Yes 
    • Audio File Codecs : AAC, AMR, MP2, MP3, WAV, FLAC, eAAC+. 
    • Max Audio + Boom Headphones
    • FM radio : Yes 

    Network Support

    • 2G GSM: 900 / 1800 MHz
    • 2G CDMA 1X: No
    • 3G WCDMA: 2100MHz
    • 3G CDMA EVDO: No
    • 4G LTE: No

    Connectivity

    • Bluetooth :Yes, v4.0 with A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile) 
    • USB : Micro USB 2.0 
    • WLAN : Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Hotspot
    • GPRS: Yes, up to 48kbps
    • EDGE
    • 3G/WCDMA/HSPA : Yes, Up to 21 mbs downlink; Up to 5.76 mbs uplink
    • HSPA+: Yes
    • CDMA EVDO: No
    • 4G LTE: No

    Location

    • GPS : Yes, with A-GPS 
    • Maps : Google Maps 

    Messaging

    • SMS/MMS 
    • E-mail 
    • Instant Messaging 
    • Push Emails 

    Battery

    Tecno Boom J8 comes with a large 3000 mAh, fast charge capability and a super power-saving mode. 

    • Type : Non removable Li-Ion Battery 
    • Capacity : 3000 mAh

    Other Features

    • Sensors : Accelerometer, Proximity Sensor, Light Sensor. 
    • HTML5 Browser 
    • Video Streaming 
    • Document Viewer 

    Merits 

    • The Battery

      Demerits

      • No screen protection
      • No 4G LTE support 
      • The 5 MP front camera is pretty weak

        Tell us what you think about this phone in the comment box. 

        Archos 50c Platinum Specs and Full Review 

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        Archos 50c Platinum is more than just another innovation from Archos. Coming with a 5-inch HD display and powered by a incredible quad-core processor, Archos 80 Xenon is a very capable phone in its own right.

        Price

        Almost all Archos’ phones are tailored to suit a tight budget. You should be able to  get it  at N20,000 – N30,000 at various stores.

        Body

        • Dimensions :143.4 x 72.4 x 8.9 mm (5.65 x 2.85 x 0.35 in)
        • Weight : 160.2 g (5.64 oz
        • Sim Type : Mini
        • Sim Count : Dual
        • Colors : Blue

        Display

        • Type : IPS LCD Capacitative Touch Screen
        • Display Colors : 16M
        • Size : 5.0 inches
        • Resolution : 720 x 1280 pixels (~294 pixel-per-inch pixel density)
        • Multitouch : Yes, up to five fingers.

        Platform

        • OS : Android 5.1 ( Lollipop  )
        • CPU : Cortex-A7, 1 .3 GHz Quad-core Processor
        • GPU : Mali-400 MP2, 400 MHz
        • Chipset/SOC : Spreadtrum SC7731G

        Camera

        Rear Camera

        • 13MP ( 4128 x 3096 pixels)
        • Video : 1080p, 30fps
        • Flash LED
        • Digital Image Stabilization
        • Autofocus
        • Continuous shooting
        • Digital zoom
        • Geotagging
        • Panorama
        • HDR
        • Touch focus
        • Face detection
        • ISO settings
        • Scene mode

        Front Camera 

        • 2MP ( 1920 x 1080 pixels )

        Memory

        • RAM : 1 GB
        • Memory Card Support : Micro SD , up to 64 Gb
        • Internal Storage : 8 GB

        Sound

        • Alert Types : Vibration , MP3 ringtones, WAV
        • 3.5mm jack : Yes
        • Loudspeakers : Yes
        • Audio file codecs :WAV, AAC, AMR, MP3, WMA, MIDI, OGG, AAC+

        Video

        • Video file codecs : 3GPP, AVI, H.264 / MPEG-4 Part 10 / AVC video, MKV ( .mkv, .mk3d .mka, .mks), MP4 ( .mp4, .m4a, .m4p, .m4b, .m4r, .m4v), WMV ( .wmv)

        Network Support

        • 2G GSM
        • 3G HSDPA ( Only for Sim 1 )
        • HSPA+

        Connectivity

        • Bluetooth : Yes, v 4.0, A2DP(Advanced Audio Distribution Profile)
        • Wi-Fi : Wi- Fi 802 .11 b/ g / n, DLNA, Wi- Fi Direct
        • USB : Micro USB 2.0
        • NFC : No.
        • FM Radio
        • GPRS
        • EDGE 

        Location

        • GPS : Yes, with A-GPS

        Messaging

        • SMS/MMS
        • E-mail
        • Instant Messaging
        • Push Emails
        • Hangouts

        Battery

        • Battery Capacity : 2000 mAh
        • Type : Removable Li-Ion Battery
        • Standby : 230 hours
        • 2G Talk Time : 6 hours
        • Music Play : Up to 18 hours

        Other Features

        • Sensors : Accelerometer, Proximity Sensor, Light Sensor, G-Sensor.
        • HTML5  Browser
        • Document Viewer
        • Image Editor.

        Merits

        • It comes at a really affordable price.
        • The RAM is large enough for the price.

        Demerits

        • The Front Camera is too weak
        • Small Battery Capacity

        Thanks for reading this review. Make sure you leave your thoughts and opinions in the comment box.

        AppLock : The Ultimate Phone Lock App

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        AppLock by DoMobile is a simple three-megabyte app that allows you to restrict access to almost every type of file on your Android phone.

        It is the most downloaded app lock in Google PlayStore. It allows you to also lock photographs, videos, contacts and even messages.

        You can download it from Google Play here. It’s just 3MB.

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        The best part about this app is that you can hide the icon so no one knows it’s even installed. Its other features include :

        • Lock Facebook, Whatsapp,Gallery, SMS, Contacts, Gmail, Settings, incoming calls and any app you choose.
        • AppLock can hide pictures and videos.Hidden pictures and videos are erased from the main Gallery and only visible in the photo and video vault( a special location where Applock keeps stuff). No one can access it without the pin code.
        • AppLock has random keyboard and invisible pattern lock. You don’t need to worry about people peeping while you are typing the password or drawing the pattern.
        • Lock apps with password lock, pattern lock, or fingerprint lock (Android 6.0 – Marshmallow).
        • Customizable  background.
        • Default profiles: Unlock all, Guest.
        • Option to lock System Settings.
        • Customized Profiles: set different locked app groups, change lock quickly.
        • Time Lock : Auto-lock/unlock according to time.
        • Location Lock: Auto-lock/unlock according to location.
        • Advanced Protection feature prevents AppLock from being killed by task killer.
        •  Lock switch (WiFi, Bluetooth, mobile data,sync)
        • AppLock widget: enable/disable AppLock with one tap
        • Quick lock switch: Lock/unlock in notification bar.
        • Lock incoming calls.
        • You can lock Google Play to prevent people from buying games with your phone.
        • Applock allows for a brief exit: a period in which their is no need for password, pattern, fingerprint again within the set time.
        • You can prevent other people from uninstalling your apps.

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        With Applock, you never have worry about people using your phone to play games with mobile data again, looking through your image gallery without your permission, checking your private data or messing up your Settings ever again.

        FAQs

        1) How to change password?

        Open AppLock, Protect, Unlock Settings

        2) I have hidden AppLock icon, how do I open AppLock now?

        There are two ways to open it:

        • Through the Dialpad : Enter #password in your dial pad, and tap call button.
        •  With a Browser : Open domobile.com/applock in your browser

        3) How to stop other people from uninstalling the app?

        To do this, you have to enable Advanced Protection in AppLock, so nobody can uninstall or close AppLock without password. You can also disable Advanced Protection when you don’t want it.

        4) How to uninstall AppLock?

        After you enable Advanced Protection, nobody can uninstall AppLock without the password. If you want to uninstall it, you need to disable advanced Protection first.

        5) I forgot my password,How to find it?
        This feature only comes with the latest version of AppLock. Tap the AppLock icon, click the icon at the top-right corner of lock page, tap ‘forgot password’.

        • By security answer: enter your security answer and click ‘reset password’.
        •  By security email: click ‘send code to security email’, input reset code and click ‘reset password’.

        6) I can not move in/out my photo in the vault.

        Please check you internal storage space, if only 10% free , the Aystem will not let AppLock  to move files into the vault.

        7) Account Type
        There are three types of account in AppLock.You can choose it in Account Center. It is in the left menu of AppLock.

        • Premium: paid, premium features , no ad.
        • AD: free , premium features , ad.
        •  Basic: free, no ad , no premium features.

        You can download it from GooglePlay here. It’s just 3MB.

        Tell us what you think about this app in the comment box below.

        Huawei Nexus 6P Full Specs, Review and Price

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        Huawei Nexus 6P is one of the dynamic duo of Android devices released by Google during the launch of Android 6.0 – the other is LG Nexus 5X.

        Despite this, Huawei Nexus 6P surpasses its counterpart by its size. This piece of art has a stunning Quad HD display and runs on a powerful octa-core processor.

        Price

        Huawei Nexus 6P is expected to cost about N100,000 to 110,000. On my part, this phone is totally worth it.

        Body

        • Curved metallic frame
        • Dimension: 159.3 x 77.8 x 7.3 mm (6.27 x 3.06 x 0.29 in)
        • Weight: 178 g (6.28 oz)
        • Sim Type : Nano Sim
        • Sim Count : Single
        • Colors : Aluminum, Graphite, Frost.

        Display

        • Size : 5.7 inches
        • Type : AMOLED capacitative touch screen
        • Colors : 16M colors
        • Resolution : 1440 x 2560 pixels (~518 ppi)
        • Multi-touch : Yes
        • Protection : Corning Gorilla Glass 4 with fingerprint and smudge-resistant oleophobic coating

        Platform

        • OS : Android 6.0 (Marshmallow)
        • Chipset : Qualcomm MSM8994 Snapdragon 810
        • CPU : 2.0 GHz Octa-core cta-core 64-bit
        • GPU : Adreno 430

        Camera

        Rear  Camera 

        • 12.3 MP
        • f/2.0 aperture
        • 1.5µm pixels
        • IR laser-assisted autofocus
        • Geo-tagging
        • Face Detection
        • Paranoma
        • HDR
        • Video : Laser Auto-focus, Dual-LED (dual tone) flash, 4K (30 fps) video capture

        Rear Camera 

        • 8MP
        • 1.4µm pixels
        • f/2.4 aperture
        • HD Video capture (30 fps)

        Memory

        • Card Slot : No
        • Internal Storage : 32/64/128 Gb
        • RAM : 3 GB

        Sound

        • Alert Types : Vibration, MP3 and WAV ringtones.
        • Loudspeaker : Yes, with front stereo speakers
        • 3.5mm jack : Yes

        Network

        • 2G GSM
        • CDMA
        • 3G WCDMA
        • 4G LTE

        Connectivity

        • Bluetooth : v4.2, A2DP stereo, Bluetooth BLE (Bluetooth Low Energy)
        • WLAN : Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Hotspot.
        • Radio : No
        • USB : v2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector

        GPS

        • GPS
        • A-GPS
        • GLONASS

        Messaging

        • SMS/MMS
        • E-mail
        • Instant Messaging
        • Push Mail

        Battery

        • Non-removable Li-Po battery
        • Capacity : 3450 mAh
        • Standby : Up to 440 h (3G)
        • Talk time : Up to 23 h (3G)
        • Music play : Up to 100 h

        Audio

        • Audio codec: MP3, MIDI, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, PCM
        • Audio file format: *.mp3, *.mid, *.amr, *.3gp, *.mp4, *.m4a, *.aac, *.wav,*.ogg, *.flac, *.mkv

        Video

        • Video codec: H.263, H.264, MPEG-4
        • Video file format: *.3gp, *.mp4, *.webm, *.mkv

        Other Features

        • Sensors : Fingerprint, Accelerometer, Proximity Sensor, Ambient Light Sensor, Hall Sensor, Android Sensor Hub, Barometer, Gyroscope.
        • HTML5 Browser
        • Video Streaming
        • Document Viewer
        • Image Editor
        • Video Editor

        Merits 

        • Huge Ram: With 3GB ram, your phone will be play almost all games. If you are a gamer, Huawei Nexus 6P is for you.
        • The Display
        • The Design
        • Incredible Processor.
        • Capable Camera
        • The Battery : It beats iPhone 7 at this

        Demerits

        It’s hard to find this marvellous device’s shortcomings but I’ll try.

        • No memory card slot
        • Maybe the unremovable battery.

        Tell us where you think Google excelled or went wrong in making this smartphone in the comment box. Thanks

        iPhone 8 Rumors 

        Since iPhone 7 was released, we’ve been hearing a lot about iPhone 8 and the new updates that might be coming with it. 
        This post is not an official report from Apple. So,some features might be included and some might not.

        iPhone 8 Name

        The name of the phone might not even be iPhone 8, but that’s what we’ll call it in this post, to keep things uncomplicated. It will definitely not be iPhone 7s, as it is coming with a lot of new features that will make it bigger than an upgrade.

        Apple might even decide to forgo its traditional naming system. So the new iPhone might be named   ‘iPhone Pro’, ‘iPhone Anniversary Edition’ or even ‘iPhone’. 

        iPhone 8 Release Date

        iPhone 8 will likely  be released on September 2016, if Apple keeps up its tradition of adding a numeric increase to its releases during even years and ‘S’ to those in odd years. 

        But, it’s also common knowledge that 2017 marks the 10th anniversary of the original iPhone launch, so we wouldn’t be peculiarly amazed if Apple decides to do things different for a change. 

        iPhone 8 New Features

        Wireless Charging

        There are a lot of rumors regarding iPhone 8. One of these rumors  is the wireless charging feature. This rumor was given more ground when Apple was revealed to be working with Energous. 

        According to VentureBeat, on examining  Energous’ latest prospectus it has unearthed a section referencing Apple: the subsection is entitled Industry Certifications, and along with other expected listings such as Underwriters Laboratory and FCC approval,  is a final inclusion: Apple Compliance  Testing. 

        VentureBeat comes to the obvious conclusion that the WattUp reference design in question would undergo compliance testing at Apple only if Apple was evaluating its use in one of its portable devices.

        What’s interesting about this charging technology is that it does not require a wireless charging mat or dock, but rather the signal can travel up to 15ft, and can charge up to 12 devices at once.

        Body

        Apple’s Jony Ive has reportedly had a desire to introduce an iPhone which resembles a single sheet of glass for a long time and the 2017 iPhone could be the one.

        It’s rumoured that at least one iPhone in 2017 will use a glass body, according to Apple supplier Catcher Technology. Glass on the front and back would make it like a hugely updated version of the iPhone 4S.

        According to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple is going to move away from the aluminum body that it’s been using since 2012 in an effort to differentiate the iPhone from the devices that have come before it.
        Glass is more fragile and heavier than aluminum, but Kuo does not foresee this being problematic. Many advances have been made in glass technology and materials like Gorilla Glass are sturdier than ever, which may help prevent breakage.

        Display

        iPhone 8 will come with an edge-to-edge flexible OLED screen. This is backed up by the fact that Apple has already signed a deal with Samsung to produce OLED displays for devices set to be released in 2017. 

        An OLED display eliminates the need for the backlighting that’s used in traditional LCDs, which would then allow Apple to decrease on the thickness and weight of the display used in the device. OLED displays can also be flexible, perhaps allowing Apple to create a device with a more curved display.
        They also offer better contrast ratio, truer colors, improved viewing angles, better power efficiency to maximize battery life, and a faster response time than an LCD for faster refresh rates. These will give the phone a similar effect to Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge. 

        But they are not without cons, OLED displays don’t have the lifespan of an LCD display and they’re more prone to water damage, two issues Apple will need to overcome. Apple already uses OLED displays in the Apple Watch

        Apple may even go as far as to do away with the top and bottom bezels. The physical home button would be gone and the TouchID fingerprint scanner, together with the camera  will be housed within the screen.

        As pointed out by Patently Apple, the firm has filed for and been granted patents which may be used on the 2017 iPhone. They suggest a curved-glass design and also that the sides of the phone could be used for virtual active buttons. For example, this could be used for certain controls when the camera app is in use. If true, the phone would rival Samsung’s edge screen features.

        Multiple rumors have suggested there will be three versions of the iPhone: the “premium” OLED model described above and two standard devices available in 4.7 and 5.5-inch size options.

        Platform

        There are a lot of other rumours and expectations for the iPhone 8 including an A11 processor built on a 10 nanometer process. 

        The A11 chip will be both faster and more energy efficient, in addition to being smaller.

        The Operating  System is iOS 11, upgradable to iOS 11.3.2

        Sensors

        • Barometer 
        • Compass 
        • SPO2
        • Heart rate monitor 
        • Thermometer 

        Other Features

        It is also thought that the new iPhone for 2017 will feature possible biometric features such as facial recognition or iris scanning. If the latter is true, the retina scanner could complement or replace Touch ID, though replacing it is a clear possibility if Apple does as is expected and removes the home button.The iPhone 8 will reportedly not have a home button. Or not a physical one, at least. 

        As reported on Bloomberg, as part of the phone’s major redesign – which will focus on screen technology- Apple will ditch a physical home button. The reason is unclear, but it would definitely  lead to a sleeker look.

        It is possible that the iPhone 8 could capture the fingerprint and possibly photos of a thief who stole it. This feature is currently useless in Nigeria, (well at least to some extent)  but it’s cool anyway. 

        AppleInsider reported on a patent filed in April which describes a way of storing biometric data when an unauthorised user is detected. It could be used to identify the person responsible and in turn lead to information which could be used to recover the stolen device. 

        It’s still unclear exactly how Apple could use the technology, but the patent also talks about machine learning, so it could be smart enough to figure out that it’s simply your son trying to unlock your phone and play a game.

        An enhanced Taptic engine is one of the features that could be included in the iPhone. According to Nikkei Apple is said to be working on a “high-performance motor” that’s able to “create more complex tactile vibrations.”

        Such an engine would perhaps be mandatory if Apple is truly removing the Home button in the iPhone 8. Haptic feedback could offer vibrations to denote triggers like the unlocking of the iPhone and the confirmation of a Touch ID payment, two features currently tied to the physical iPhone Home button.

        September 2017 is still a long way off, so stay tuned for more iPhone 8 rumours. 

        What do you think about iPhone 8? What new features will likely be introduced? Let us know in the comment box. 

        Photomath : An app can solve handwritten Math problems for you

         

        Math can be tough and peculiarly frustrating sometimes. Fortunately, this app is there to make things easier.  

        Photomath, a finalist in the Startup Battlefield at Disrupt Europe 2014, is an app that is capable of scanning and solving math problems using your phone’s camera. 

        This app has been downloaded over 36 million reviews on Android and iOS. It is also one of the top 5 educational apps in the United States. 

        Last week, Photomath released version 3.0 of the app on the iOS app store. It came with a new  update that allows users to solve handwritten problems. Before now, the app could only read printed text; however, the new version can instantly recognize handwriting, so users can write out problems and have Photomath solve them by simply pointing the camera at the paper. 

        The update also brings a new math expert system called Photomath+. It solves problems similarly to how a human would and also instructs users on how to solve the problem themselves with a useful detailed guide. This system addresses the tension between having an app doing your homework for you versus having an app that aids learning. 

        The Photomath+ feature will be free till November 30 but will cost a premium after that. The price has not been fixed yet but is said to be revealed later this year. The app’s other services will remain free forever(well at least, the company said so) 

        These new features are only available for iOS now, but they will be coming to Android pretty soon. 
        You can download the app for iOS or for Android, for free. 

        Snapchat Glasses : Sunglasses That Shoot What You See

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        On September 23, Snapchat rebranded itself as Snap Inc. and announced that it would release its first hardware product. This product would be called ‘Spectacles’ and it would be capable of recording 10-snippets of videos.

        Sunglasses that can record videos are not entirely new. In 2013, Google released a $1500 head-mounted display in the form of  sunglasses called Google Glass. It was faddy for a while until people started raising concerns on intrusion of their privacy. This concerns were based on the fact that Google Glass could used to record private conversations. The cost, complaints and alleged reports of people using the device being assaulted, Google Glass soon died down.

        Now in its wake is Spectacles. In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, Snapchat’s co-founder and CEO Evan Spiegel revealed some of its really cool features. The device has a single button that is pressed to begin recording the snap.The cameras employ a 115-degree lens, which approximates a person’s field of vision.And the cameras record circular video, according to Journal — and exert a huge effort to create a playback experience that simulates your natural point of view.

        “When I got the footage back and watched it, I could see my own memory, through my own eyes — it was unbelievable,” Spiegel told the Journal, recalling a hike he took wearing the prototype.”It’s one thing to see images of an experience you had, but it’s another thing to have an experience of the experience. It was the closest I’d ever come to feeling like I was there again.”

        Spectacles are also connected to Snapchat, of course. Snaps taken through Specs save to the product without the use of a phone. But the videos also transfer wirelessly to Snapchat, where they’re saved to Memories. On an iOS device, the videos transfer over Bluetooth or Wi-Fi. On Android, they transfer through Wi-Fi. That’s where you can watch the Snaps you recorded while wearing Specs.

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        For now, they come in only one size. They will also be available in three colors which are black, teak or coral. There is an inward-facing light that turns on when you’re snapping, and an outward-facing light that alerts anyone in your field of vision.It is possible to record up to 30 seconds at a time.

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        Spectacles come with batteries that last for a whole day , a charging case and a cable that can charge the glasses up to four times.

        For now, it seems that the company is taking the move to hardware manufacture carefully and Speigel said that the company would roll out the glasses to the public slowly and get a feel for how much demand is out there. Speigel also refers to the product as a “toy” to downplay any perception that the company considers this a groundbreaking innovation.

        Spectacles are likely to be more widely received than Google Glass.Mostly because it takes a different approach: instead of trying to emulate a wearable smartphone, it is just a video camera. Also, the price is very compelling:  whereas Google Glass costs $1500, Spectacles are just $130 per pair.

         What are your thoughts about Spectacles? Let us know in the comment box.

         

        Infinix Hot 3 X554 Specs and Review 

        Infinix Hot 3 X554 (also known as #Play Hot) is a very successful smartphone which is specifically geared towards making selfies. It was released after Infinix Hot 2, with a few improvements and changes. It comes with a bigger display and a stronger battery.

        Price

        Jumia – N31,300

        Konga – N32,000

        Body

        The device is built in a way so as to allow for comfortable handling.

        • Dimension –
        • Weight –
        • Colors – It comes in Gray, Silver, Gold, Pink and Blue
        • Keyboard – Touchscreen

        Display

        • Type : IPS capacitative touch screen.
        • Size : 5.5 inches.
        • Resolution : 720 x 1280 pixels (267 PPI).
        • 16 million colors.
        • Multi-touch enabled

        Platform

        • OS : Android 5.1 ( Lollipop)
        • GPU : Mali 400-MP2
        • CPU : 1.3GHz Quad-core Processor
        • Chipset : Mediatek Cortex-A53 MT6580

        Camera

        Front Camera 

        • 8 megapixels
        • Resolution : 3840 x 2160 pixels
        • Face/Smile Detection.
        • Auto-focus.
        • LED flash.
        • HDR
        • Geo-tagging.

        Rear Camera 

        • 2MP
        • Resolution :1920 x 1080 px
        • Soft flash

        Memory

        • Internal Storage : 16GB.
        • RAM : 1 GB (The 2GB RAM comes with the latter release, Infinix Hot 3 LTE)
        • Memory Card Support : Micro SD, Up to 32GB.

        Sound

        • Alert types : Vibration, Mp3 ringtones.
        • FM radio
        • Loudspeaker : Yes
        • 3.5mm jack : Yes

        Network Support

        • Sim Type : Dual Sim
        • 2G GSM : 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
        • 3G WCDMA : 900/2100 MHz
        • No support for 4G LTE in this version. 4G network  comes with Infinix Hot 3 LTE.

        Connectivity

        • GPRS, up to 48kb/s
        • EDGE
        • 3G/WCDMA/HSPA
        • WLAN : WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
        • WiFi Hospot
        • Bluetooth 4.0
        • USB : Micro USB 2.0

        Location

        • GPS with Assisted GPS.
        • Google Maps.

        Messaging

        • SMS/MMS
        • Instant Messaging
        • E-mail

        Battery

        • Type : Li-Po battery
        • Capacity : 3000mAh
        • Standby time : –
        • Talk time : up to 20 hours
        • Surfing Time : up to 9 hours
        • Music Play : up to 33 hours

        Other Features

        • Sensors : Accelerometer, Proximity Sensor, Light Sensor, Gyroscope.
        • Video Streaming
        • Active Noise Cancellation (with dedicated mic).
        • Image Editor

        Merits

        • The Camera: It was built for making selfies. So, the front Camera is as good as they come.
        • Design: The design is pretty badass too but since it seems every phone manufacturer excels in this area,it is not really a plus one.

        Demerits

        The display is really not that good. Some Infinix fans were expecting to improve but had their hopes dashed. Sorry guys.

        Gaming: If you are a die-hard gamer like me, then this phone is probably not for you because of the aforementioned reason. You won’t be able that to get those stunning graphics that have these days, at least to a level.

        Injoo Halo Plus Full Specs and Review 

        Injoo Halo Plus is an upgrade to the previously released Injoo Halo. This smartphone flaunts a larger display, increased battery capacity, a metallic frame and improved pricessor.

        Price

        Not on any of Nigeria’s online stores currently.

        Body

        • Dimension – 145.6 x 72 x 9.6mm
        • Weight – 158g
        • Metallic Body.
        • Keyboard – Touchscreen.

        Display

        • 16M colors
        • 5.5 inch capacitative touch screen

        Platform

        • OS : Android 5.1 (Lollipop).
        • GPU : Mali 400 MP2.
        • CPU : 1.2GHz Quad-core Processor.
        • Chipset – Mediatek

        Camera

        Rear Camera 

        • 5MP
        • Resolution – 2592 x 1944px
        • 720P HD Video

        Front Camera 

        • 2MP
        • 480 SD Video

        Memory

        • Ram : 1GB
        • Internal Storage : 8GB
        • Memory Card Support : Micro SD, Up to 32GB

        Sound

        • MP3, AMR, Wav, AAC,MIDI,OGG  Music Player
        • FM radio
        • Loudspeaker : Yes
        • 3.5mm jack : Yes

        Network Support

        • Sim Type : Micro Sim, Sim (3G support for both) 
        • Sim Count – Dual 
        • 2G GSM : 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
        • 3G WCDMA : 900/2100 MHz

        Connectivity

        • GPRS, up to 48kb/s
        • EDGE
        • 3G/WCDMA/HSPA
        • WLAN : WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
        • WiFi Hospot
        • Bluetooth 2.1
        • USB : Micro USB 2.0

        Location

        • Assisted GPS
        • Google Maps

        Messaging

        • SMS/MMS
        • E-mail
        • Instant Messaging

        Battery

        • 3600mAh Li-Po battery.
        • Music Play : Up to 61 hours
        • Video Play : Up to 10 hours.
        • Talk Time : Up to 18 hours.

        Other Features

        • Sensors : Accelerometer, Proximity Sensor,Light Sensor, Gesture Control.
        • Gesture Control allows you to open apps by drawing letters. For instance, you can open the camera by drawing ‘C’
        • Video Streaming
        • Document Viewer
        • Image Editor

        Merits 

        • The Battery
        • Large Display

        Demerits

        • The camera is not that good. Just 5MP Front Camera and 2MP camera. If you intend to use your phone to take some shots, you might be disappointed.
        • No support for 4G LTE

        What about you? What do you think about Injoo Halo Plus? Does it rock or suck? Tell us in the comment box below.