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!

Grand Theft Auto 5 Gets Official Gameplay Video and Release Date

Grand Theft Auto 5 will be launching on September 17th for Xbox 360 and PS3, there’s no word yet on whether or not it will come to PC, Xbox One, or PS4. There are tons of things to do in the open world and a number of different ways to approach heists. I’ve never been a fan of the Grand Theft Auto series but this game sure does look promising. For now, enjoy the video below of some Grand Theft Auto 5 gameplay.

Industrial Design Behind The Xbox One [Video]

WIRED has gotten an exclusive first-look and behind the scenes of the new Xbox One from prototypes to final design as well as the game controller and new Kinect. Check out the video above and gallery below.

Source: WIRED (Video) WIRED (Images)

Close-Up Pictures of The Xbox One Console, New Controller and Kinect

Xbox One Console

Xbox One Controller

Xbox One Kinect

Source: Wired

Xbox One specs: 8-core CPU, 8GB RAM, Blu-ray Drive, 500GB hard drive and more

Today Microsoft revealed the next generation Xbox and with it some games but, what will the Xbox One be packed with?

  • Processor and graphics: Customized AMD chip with an eight-core CPU, a GPU tailored for DirectX 11.1 graphics, and 32MB of high bandwidth embedded ESRAM memory.’
  • System memory: 8GB of RAM (DDR3)
  • Audio and video: 1080p and 4K; 7.1 surround sound.
  • Kinect: Bundled with Xbox One. Will contain 250,000-pixel infrared depth sensor as well as a 1080p camera.
  • Storage and media: 500GB Hard Drive. Games on a disc will be ripped to the HDD automatically.
  • Connectivity: HDMI 1.4 output and passthrough, USB 3.0 ports, gigabit Ethernet, and three separate 802.11n radios which allow the console to communicate with its controller and other devices without losing its connection to the internet.

Price has yet to be confirmed as well as an exact release date but Microsoft said that the Xbox One will ship around the world later this year. Both the PS4 and Xbox One are very similar in terms of specs but only time will tell which one is better.

Xbox One Unveiled: Microsoft’s Next Generation Console

Microsoft has unveiled the Xbox One, a console which acts like an all-in-one entertainment set-top box. The next gen console is going to focus on different types of content, and use new tech, like cloud interfacing and streaming. It’s really aiming to become an all-in-one home entertainment system.

The system itself is all black with a two-tone matte and gloss finish and sports a slot-loading Blu-ray optical drive which confirms the rumors. The game controller has been re-designed and every console will come with a Kinect in the box. Xbox One will be launched around the world later this year and more information will be given at E3.

Check out more Xbox One coverage- SpecsClose-Up Pictures, Industrial Design

Next Generation Xbox might be announced on May 21st

We are a little over two months away from E3 and all of the major gaming announcements of the year and since Sony has already teased us with the PS4 it is Microsofts turn. Paul Thurrott recently revealed that Microsoft is planning an event on May 21st to announce the next generation Xbox console.

The event was originally scheduled for April 24th but was moved to a later date. In the event Microsoft might reveal all of the new consoles details and features or it could pull a PlayStation and keep some details secret until E3 in June.

 

Xbox SmartGlass Now Available For iOS

Microsoft has finally brought the SmartGlass app to iOS and is currently available for download for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touches running iOS 5.0 or later. The app allows your iOS device to serve as a remote and keypad for your Xbox 360, it is pretty much the same as the Android version which was released a while back. Go download it and try it out here!

 

Source: iTunes

My Xbox Live update brings direct remote control for iPhone & iPod Touch, Comes to Android

A while back Microsoft released My Xbox Live app on iOS which didn’t give users the ability of controlling your xbox media but instead it only let you manage your avatar, friends, and messages. The 1.5 update gives iPhone and iPod touch owners the ability to access both the Quickplay content browsing like in Windows Phone and button-for-button remote. Along with todays update the app was released for Android but for now is limited to checking their Xbox Live profiles, friend statuses, and messages. Hopefully the ability to navigate your Xbox on iPad and Android will come in the near future but in the meantime if you own an iPod Touch or iPhone then go check it out!

Source: App Store, Google Play

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