Apr 18, 2017
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Last year was the first time that I left my iPhone for more than a month and switch to Android. I used the Galaxy S7 for around 5 Months until the iPhone 7 came out. I've always liked Android but until a couple years ago it just wasn't as good as iOS and when I say good I mean the apps available on the OS were not as good as those on iOS.

Switching from iPhone 7 to Galaxy S8


 

I believe 2017 is the first year that it doesn't really matter what phone you choose because all of them are going to be pretty much the same. The iPhone 8 will look and function very similarly to the Galaxy S8 and both devices have lots of features which end up accomplishing the same thing. I sold my iPhone 7 a couple of weeks ago in preparation for the Galaxy S8 because it is the best smartphone ever made. The combination of materials, features, software, and design of the phone make it the most comfortable smartphone I have held and it sports the most beautiful screen I have seen. The iPhone 8 will most like match all this but we are still months away from an announcement this means it's currently Samsung's turn to shine.


 

I ended up purchasing the Silver since I have had a black phone for the past couple of years and Samsung has given all the S8 colors black fronts which is perfect. If you have yet to see one in person, I highly reccomend going to a store and checking it out. This is what phones will look like for the next couple of years until the foldable displays become more affordable. I’ll be making some videos on the S8 this coming weekend so stay tuned for those!

iPad Mini Review – Is it worth it? [Video]

Apple has now entered an awkward market with the iPad Mini where most consumers it will see the Mini as an overpriced tablet compared to most 7-inch tablets out there and others will see it as a cheaper alternative to an iPad. The iPad Mini is a great device, it’s solid, well built, and it is the perfect size for a small tablet. The iPad Mini has a 7.9-inch display which might not sound all that different from a 7-inch display, but it makes a huge difference when playing games, browsing the web, and it improves the overall experience of using the tablet. While the iPad Mini might sound perfect, its not and it actually has its drawbacks. For $329 plus tax, today, you can get one for yourself, but is it worth the price tag? Check out the video below for a full review of the iPad Mini.

If you have any questions about the iPad Mini, feel free to contact us here.

iPad Mini and iPad 4 Display’s Compared Under A Microscope

The folks over at RepairLabs have taken a microscope and compared the iPad 4’s retina display against the iPad Mini’s display. While some people might not care or even notice how different the two screens look in real life, I can personally tell you that there is a significant difference between the two. The screen on the iPad Mini makes it feel cheap a behind most tablets in the market today. The screen on the Nexus 7 is far better and you can get one for over $120 less than the iPad Mini. If you are planning on getting an iPad Mini and have used a device with a retina display then I highly recommend you use one before purchasing it. Check out the comparison pictures below

Source: RepairLabs

iPad Mini Wallpapers Pack (HD)

The iPad Mini comes out this Friday and if you are getting one then i’m pretty sure you want some nice wallpapers to go with it. Once in a while we will bundle up wallpapers that we find on the internet. Below is the second pack of wallpapers but, these are 1024 by 1024 and take advantage of the 8.9 display on the iPad Mini. The Mini has the same resolution as the iPad and iPad 2 but since it has a smaller screen the wallpapers will look a lot more crisp on the iPad Mini.

 

DOWNLOAD INSTRUCTIONS

Mobile: (Make sure you are using the desktop version) Tap on and hold on any of the thumbnails and click on “Open In New Page”. When the image loads, tap and hold on the image until the “Save Image” option appears. When you click “Save Image” the wallpaper will appear in your Camera Roll. To stay updated with our latest posts, you can add us to your home screen.

Desktop: scroll down and download the whole pack and then you can sync the photos to your device or email them to yourself. The download includes a two more wallpapers.

 

iPad Mini Wallpaper Pack: Here

Apple Announces iPad Mini – Hits stores November 2nd for $329

Today, Apple introduced the iPad mini. A completely new iPad design that is 23 percent thinner and 53 percent lighter than the third generation iPad. The design is very reminiscent of the new iPod Touch and a 7.9-inch Multi-Touch display, FaceTime HD and iSight cameras, ultrafast wireless performance and 10 hours of battery life. The iPad Mini WiFi will be available for pre-order on the 26th of October and will go on sale on Nov 2nd with the cellular a cellular coming weeks after. The Mini will come in Black or White variations, like the iPhone 5 ,and will retail from $329 to $659. Check out some more of the specs and features down below.

“iPad mini is every inch an iPad. With its gorgeous 7.9-inch display, iPad mini features the same number of pixels as the original iPad and iPad 2, so you can run more than 275,000 apps designed specifically for iPad,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. “iPad mini is as thin as a pencil and as light as a pad of paper, yet packs a fast A5 chip, FaceTime HD and 5 megapixel iSight cameras and ultrafast wireless―all while delivering up to 10 hours of battery life.”

iPad mini comes in a beautiful new aluminum and glass design that is just 7.2 mm thin and weighs only 0.68 pounds. The 7.9-inch Multi-Touch display delivers the same iPad experience users have come to expect, in a design that has 35 percent more screen real estate than 7-inch tablets and up to an astonishing 67 percent more usable viewing area when browsing the web. The dual-core A5 chip delivers responsive graphics and a fast, fluid Multi-Touch experience, while still providing all-day battery life.

iPad mini features a front-facing FaceTime HD camera and a 5 megapixel iSight camera on the back with advanced optics for taking sharp still pictures and recording full 1080p HD video. The iSight camera includes video image stabilization and both cameras feature backside illumination to let users capture great pictures in low light. iPad mini also allows easy sharing of photos with friends and family using iCloud’s Shared Photo Streams.

iPad mini features dual-band 802.11n Wi-Fi support for speeds up to 150 Mbps, which is twice the Wi-Fi performance compared to previous iPad models. iPad mini is available in Wi-Fi + Cellular models which are world-ready with built-in support for ultrafast wireless standards, including LTE¹ and DC-HSDPA, so you can browse, download and stream content fast from wherever you are. iPad mini data plans will be available with no contract so you can simply sign up and activate service directly from your iPad. The Personal Hotspot feature means you can share a fast cellular data connection via Wi-Fi, Bluetooth or USB with up to five other devices such as MacBook Pro, iPod touch or another iPad.

iPad mini features support for the Lightning connector that is smaller, smarter and more durable than the 30-pin connector. Lightning connector accessories are available to support cameras, SD cards and VGA or HDMI digital video. New polyurethane Smart Covers custom-designed for iPad mini are available in pink, green, blue, light gray, dark gray and (PRODUCT) RED for $39.

 

Pricing & Availability
iPad mini with Wi-Fi models will be available in black & slate or white & silver on Friday, November 2, for a suggested retail price of $329 (US) for the 16GB model, $429 (US) for the 32GB model and $529 (US) for the 64GB model. iPad mini will be sold through the Apple Online Store (www.apple.com), Apple’s retail stores, and select Apple Authorized Resellers in the US, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the UK.

iPad mini with Wi-Fi + Cellular will start shipping a couple of weeks after the Wi-Fi models, beginning in the US on AT&T, Sprint and Verizon. iPad mini with Wi-Fi + Cellular will be offered for a suggested retail price of $459 (US) for the 16GB model, $559 (US) for the 32GB model and $659 (US) for the 64GB model.

Customers can begin pre-ordering all models of iPad mini on Friday, October 26 through the Apple Online Store in the US, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the UK.

Source: Apple

Apple Takes Fall in Tablet Market Share, Stunning iPad Mini Renders Give Consumers Something To Look Forward To

While Apple hasn’t officially said anything about a smaller version of the iPad, it has been bound to happen for some time now. According to recent polls, the Apple iPad has 52% of the tablet market share with Android having the other 48%. While the iPad is still ahead, its market share has had a huge fall since 2011 when it had 81%. With the holiday season just around the corner Apple has to step up their game and give consumers a reason to get their family members an iPad Mini instead of the Nexus 7 or Kindle Fire HD.

Recently, Gizmodo posted some great renders of the alleged iPad Mini which is said to be announced later this month. We can be somewhat sure that the smaller iPad will look something like this since the iPhone 5’s official design was leaked months before its announcement.  Check out the renders below…

It would be a nice surprise for the rumored imminent presentation of the new 7.85-inch model: iPad Minis with anodized aluminum backs in different colors, just like the iPod touch. It’s pure speculation, but it kind of makes sense. The color backs would make the cheaper iPad mini quite different from the Kindle Fires and the rest of mini-tablets of this world. It’s playful and aligns with the iPod touch theme. And it would certainly help Apple sell gazillions of them this holiday season. -Jesus Diaz of Gizmodo

 

Source: Gizmodo, Pew Journalism

FlightTrack App Get Redesigned and Released Free

A newly redesigned version of the FlightTrack app has been released for free on the App Store. Check out the details below.

NEW! Introducing a fully redesigned and FREE version of the best flight tracking app out there. Download now and see why FlightTrack has millions of fans.

Features:
• Real-time status for gates, delays & cancellations
• Zoomable, beautiful flight maps
• Detailed, interactive, retractable flight cards
• Covers 16,000 airports worldwide
• Track 1,400 airlines worldwide

What’s New In This Version:
• Tap the card to move between arrival and departure details
• Pull the card down to see the full flight path on the map

Source: App Store

 

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