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Another iOS 8 Bug: Resetting All Settings Deletes All iCloud Drive Files

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Another iOS 8 Bug: Resetting All Settings Deletes All iCloud Drive Files


After fixing the iOS 8.0.1 bug last week, Apple is now facing another potential nasty bug on iOS 8, according to this report. Multiple users who posted the issue on MacRumors forum said that using the Reset All Settings option under General > Reset has permanently erased documents from iCloud Drive. Some users posted that they experienced that said bug both on iOS 8.0 and iOS 8.0.2.  One user mentioned that his account was put into troubleshooting mode while Apple's engineer works on recovering the lost data.
“Account finally put into troubleshooting mode for an engineer to work on recovering data. As with others am told it is "top priority" but is now a week since the data loss occurred. Not happy with the slow response from Apple to such a serious issue.”

In the meantime, I recommend not use this feature on iOS 8. Let's wait for Apple to officially answer and resolve the said report. Follow me on Twitter to receive quick updates on this reported bug.

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Video: It is now official, GoPro Hero 4 will be available on October 5

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Video: It is now official, GoPro Hero 4 will be available on October 5

Following my report 2 days ago, GoPro company officially introduced the GoPro Hero 4,  arguably the most popular rugged action camera in the world today. GoPro Hero 4 comes in two versions, the Hero4 Black and Hero4 Silver. The former cost $499.99 while the latter is $399.99. Both are available in 3 editions: Standard, Surf and Music Edition.



Black versus Silver
Here are the key difference of two versions:
  • Hero4 Black supports UHD 4k at 30fps while Hero4 Silver settle for 4k at 15fps.
  • Hero4 Black supports 4K superview while Hero4 Silver don't.
  • Hero4 Black supports 2.7K superview while Hero4 Silver don't
  • Hero4 Black supports Studio Quality External Mic while Hero4 Silver don't
  • Hero4 Silver has built-in touch display while Hero4 Black has none.
GoPro Hero 4 will be available for sale on October 5, 2014.

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Windows 9 will be free for Windows 8 users

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Windows 9 will be free for Windows 8 users


One thing I like about Mac is the free upgrade for each new Mac OS version. Mac users can seamlessly download the update via App Store similar to iOS mobile platform. This is not the case with Microsoft Windows. One of the major reasons why there are still companies that uses Windows XP (despite of end of support last April 7, 2013) is the cost that comes with the upgrade. Fortunately, such culture is about to change. According to the president of Microsoft Indonesia, Andreas Diantoro, the upgrade from Windows 8 to Windows 9 will be free.

If Microsoft targets to move all users to its late platform then this news will surely tickle the interests of current Windows users. Lets just hope that Microsoft decides to include users of Windows 7 and Vista as well on this free upgrade offering.

Microsoft is expected to announce Windows 9 on September 30th event in San Francisco.

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No more going back to iOS 7 If you upgraded to iOS 8

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For iOS 8 Unhappy Users, No more going back to iOS 7


Couple of days ago,  I posted 5 steps to downgrade iOS 8 to iOS 7.1.2  which is helpful for users that are not happy with iOS 8 and also for users that having problems when they upgraded to iOS 8.0.1. Unfortunately, the inevitable stoppage of signing iOS 7.1.2 by Apple for iPhone 4S and up has happened. No more going back for iOS 8 users because the option to downgrade is no longer available as of this writing. So if your device still on iOS 7.1.2, you better think twice before upgrading to iOS 8.

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Another Leak Image of Rumored Nexus 6 aka "Shamu"

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Earlier I posted the first alleged image leak of the next Nexus Phone, which expected to be called as Nexus 6. The newest so-called Shamu image leak  shown above displays the About Phone screen with the following interesting information:

  • Model number: AOSP on Shamu
  • Android version: L
  • Build number: aosp_shamu-usedebug L***
Will keep you posted for more leak info of Shamu here. Follow us on Twitter.



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Leaked Specs and Images of GoPro Hero 4

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Leaked Specs and Images of GoPro Hero 4

The specs and images of the future version of Go Pro Hero has leaked before an official announcement has been made. The GoPro Hero 4 will be available in two versions, the Hero 4 Black and the Hero 4 Silver.

GoPro Hero 4 Black
The Black version will be capable of capturing 4K video at 30 frames/second and under the hood has a processor which is twice faster than the speed of the Hero 3. Video resolutions for the GoPro Hero 4 Black are 4K at 30fps, 2.7K at 50fps, 1440p at 80fps, 1080p at 120fps, 960p at 120fps, and 720p at 120fps. Hero 4 Black can also capture 12 megapixel still photos at 230 frames per second. GoPro Hero 4 Black can be submerged into depths of 40 meters. It is also has built-in touch display (which are not built-in in previous versions). For connectivity, it supports wireless and bluetooth connections.

GoPro Hero 4 has built-in touch display

GoPro Hero 4 Silver
The GoPro Hero 4 Silver video resolutions are 4K at 15fps, 2.7K at 30fps, 1440p at 48fps, 1080p at 60fps, 960p at 100fps, and 720p at 120fps. It also has the wireless and bluetooth connectivity, and the built-in touch display features similar to GoPro Hero 4 Black.


The GoPro Hero Black is rumoured to release on October 8.

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Video: Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Unboxing

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Video: Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Unboxing

Today Samsung has launched the newest successor of their popular phablet in South Korea, the "Galaxy Note 4". And to show off the new Galaxy Note 4, Samsung has posted an unboxing video on their official Youtube channel.



Galaxy Note 4 is the first Note phablet to feature a QHD display with 2560x1440 resolution on a Super AMOLED 5.7 inches screen. Under the hood, the Galaxy Note 4 comes either with a 2.7 GHz Quad-core or 1.9 GHz Octa-core processor (korean version) and 3GB Memory. It has a 16MP shooter with Smart Optical Image Stabilizer and it is pack with fast charging 3220mAh battery.

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Convert Almost Any Android App to Chrome Extension

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Convert Almost Any Android App to Chrome Extension

Want to play your favorite android game or run any famous app on PC or Mac?  Now it is possible with the help an android app called Chrome APK Packager. This app will create a Chrome ARChon Custom Runtime packages directly from your phone. You can generate chrome packages from either APKs on your phones storage, or from apps installed on your phone. Here how simple to use it.

1. Just install and open the app on your android device
2. Either select an apk or select an installed app on the list.
3. Choose the device mode and orientation of the target Chrome extension.
3. Viola! the Chrome APK packager will generate the Chrome extension zipped file on your phone storage.

The generated Chrome extension can run on any desktop platform as long as you have Chrome browser installed and ArChon Custom Runtime.

Go ahead and download it here and try it yourself.

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This is probably the Motorola Nexus 6 aka Shamu in flesh

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This is probably the Motorola Nexus 6 aka Shamu in flesh


If the above photo that was first spotted in the comment section of an Android Police article is legit then the successor of Nexus 5 will look like the Moto X but bigger. The photo above shows that the alleged Nexus Shamu sitting next to a LG G3. One thing that make me think that this is fake is the absence of Nexus brand. As you can notice the Motorola brand is so apparent and very similar to what Moto X and Moto G have. Can this just be another Moto series handset? I am hoping thats the case because I want Nexus to come out with a different and sleeker look.

Before this photo leak, we've learned that Nexus 6 aka Shamu will have a 5.92-inch QHD display (498ppi), 13MP rear and 2MP front cam, Snapdragon 805 CPU under the hood, 3GB RAM, 32GB storage and a 3200 mAh battery.

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iOS 8.0.2 is now available today to fix 8.0.1 problems

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Apple quickly released iOS 8.0.2 update following the cellular and Touch ID problems brought about by the previous update. The new version update is already rolled out and available via over-the-air software update on your iDevice.

This release contains improvements and bug fixes, including:
  • Fixes an issue in iOS 8.0.1 that impacted cellular network connectivity and Touch ID on iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus
  • Fixes a bug so HealthKit apps can now be made available on the App Store
  • Addresses an issue where 3rd party keyboards could become deselected when a user enters their passcode
  • Fixes an issue that prevented some apps from accessing photos from the Photo Library
  • Improves the reliability of the Reachability feature on iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus
  • Fixes an issue that could cause unexpected cellular data usage when receiving SMS/MMS messages
  • Better support of Ask To Buy for Family Sharing for In-App Purchases
  • Fixes an issue where ringtones were sometimes not restored from iCloud backups
  • Fixes a bug that prevented uploading photos and videos from Safari

Take note, if your unhappy with iOS 8, you can still downgrade to iOS 7.1.2 since Apple is still signing the said version as of this writing.

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For Iphone 6 and 6 Plus users who upgraded their iOS to 8.0.1, here is the temporary fix

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For Iphone 6 and 6 Plus users who upgraded their iOS to 8.0.1, here is the temporary fix

The disadvantage of updating your smartphone to the latest available OS as soon it is released? you are stuck with bugs until the fix is published. This what happened to iPhone 6 and 6 Plus users who quickly upgraded to iOS 8.0.1. iPhone 6 owners are now experiencing cellular connectivity and Touch ID woes. Apple has released an official statement and promised to permanently fix the problem on version 8.0.2 release which is expected to be available in the next few days.

The tech giant also offered a temporary fix on their support page. I pasted below the full instruction.

Follow these steps to reinstall iOS 8.0.

1. Make sure that you're using the latest version of iTunes.
2. Connect your iPhone to iTunes.
3. Back up your iPhone in iTunes on your Mac or PC. iCloud backups won't restore to earlier versions, including iOS 8.0.
4. Download the file below that corresponds to your device:


5.Select the file you just downloaded by doing one of these in iTunes:

  • Mac: Press the Option key and click Check for Update.
  • Windows: Press the Shift key and click Check for Update.

6. Press Update to install iOS 8 on your iPhone.


So next time maybe you want to wait a little longer before updating to the latest available iOS ;)

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5 Ideas to Reuse your Old Smartphone

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New smartphones are being release almost every week. We have seen LG G3, Samsung Galaxy S5, Moto X, iPhone 6 and soon the Galaxy Note 4.  With this impressive lineup, it is really difficult to resist the urge to upgrade to a newer phone. If you have upgraded already, are you wondering what to do with your old one? if you have zero plan to sell or donate it, then I might be able to help you on what to do with it with the following ideas.

1. Use it as backup phone.
I always make sure that I have a backup phone just incase my current phone breaks down or in case of emergency situations. Just keep it in a safe place, for example in your car's glove compartment or in your house head over cabinets. 

Use old phone as backup phone


2. Use it as spy or security cam.
Typically, a smartphone's camera is better than low end web cams. Cameras with 2 megapixels or higher can be a pretty good security camera. All you need to is Apps like Presence for iOS and AtHome Camera for Android.

Use your old phone as spy or security camera


3. Use it as baby monitor.
The same concept with #3. You can use app like the Cloud Baby Monitor.

Use your old phone as Music Player

4. Use it as Music Player.
Smartphone can also be a good MP3 player for your Car. To connect to your car stereo, use a stereo jack or bluetooth connection. It can also be use a MP3 player to play lullabies to make your baby fall asleep.

Use your old phone as Music Player


5. Test device to test mobile apps.
If your a mobile app developer then #5 is applicable to you. Good developers don't just target to deploy apps on new devices, they also test their apps on old mobile devices. Your old smartphone can be your test buddy in building great mobile apps that are compatible with both old and new devices.

Use old phone to test mobile apps

WRAPUP
In an average, we buy new phone every other year which translate to one spare unit for disposal. You can either sell it for its market value or give it to someone. But if you intend to keep it then you can put it to good use by following any of the 5 ideas I mentioned above. Do you have other ideas in mind? Please share it with us.

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Samsung counters Apple's iPhone 6 by releasing Galaxy Note 4 on Sept 26

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Samsung counters Apple's iPhone by releasing Galaxy Note 4 on Sept 26

Samsung, the closest rival of Apple in smartphone market, don't want to waste time. The korean based tech giant don't want to just watch and do nothing while the iPhone 6 steals the spotlight. They want to act now by moving the launch schedule of Galaxy Note 4, the latest version of their popular phablet. Galaxy Note 4 will debut in Korea and China on September 26 and will be on sale in 140 markets by the end of October. The new schedule will allow Note 4 to beat the iPhone 6 in China market.

Samsung targets to ship 15 Million of Galaxy Note 4 devices within first 30 days of its launch. iPhone 6 had an early success by selling 10 Million units during its first weekend so the pressure is on for Samsung.

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5 Steps to downgrade iOS 8 to iOS 7.1.2

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5 Steps to downgrade iOS 8 to iOS 7.1.2

If your one of the people who were in a hurry to update their iDevice to iOS 8  and now regret doing it, then this article may help you undo what is done. As of this writing you can still turn the back the time because Apple is still signing iOS 7.1.2 for capable devices however this won't last long because Apple might stop signing it soon. Just follow these steps to downgrade your iOS 8 device while you can.

Step 1: Download the iOS 7.12 firmware for your iDevice here.
Step 2: Connect your iDevice to your computer, turn it off and make sure iTunes is open.
Step 3: Place your iOS Device into DFU mode by holding down the Power and Home buttons together for 10 seconds then release the power button while continue holding the home button until iTunes prompts you about your device being in recovery mode.
Step 4: From iTunes, click the Restore button while holding the Option key.

click the Restore button while holding the Option key


Step 5: Wait for the restoration to finish.

Wait for the iTunes restoration to finish.

WRAPUP
Usually Apple only signs the latest version of iOS for every supported device. As of the moment, Apple is signing both iOS 8 and iOS 7.1.2 for devices that supports both which means you can still downgrade if you mistakenly upgraded to iOS 8. But don't count on it to last so start downgrading now while you still can.

UPDATE:As of September 27, Apple no longer signing iOS 7.1.2.

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5 Reasons not to upgrade to iPhone 6

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5 Reasons not to upgrade to iPhone 6

With this article, some might think I'm an anti-iPhone user or an android diehard loser. The truth is I'm neither of those. As a matter of fact, I am the opposite of both. I'm an android user and at the same time an apple user as well. Currently I use LG G3 and iPhone 5s.  To clear things up, this is not just another Android smartphone vs iPhone article, this is about why I think you should skip iPhone 6. Here are the 5 reasons I have for you.


1. No Bigger Screen
If your an existing android phone user, most likely you already own one that has a bigger screen than 4.7 inch iPhone 6. If you own a LG G3 then you already own the arguably best pound-for-pound smartphone on this category so why settle for less?

iPhone 6 screen is not bigger than most of android flagship phones


2. No Better Display
iPhone 6 for sure has a better display than its predecessor, the iPhone 5s. Apple has increased the resolution of iPhone 6 display to 1334 x 750 from 1136 x 640 of iPhone 5s which is 38% increase. But wait both phones have the same 326 ppi (pixels per inch) and still uses the same IPS LCD screen. Is the 38% increased the resolution justifies the jump in price?

iPhone 6 display is not better than most of android flagship phones


3. Absence of Sapphire Screen
Another no show from the expected features of iPhone 6 is the sapphire screen. Instead Apple unveiled the so called "ion strengthened curved glass" which translation is corning gorilla glass. And by the way, iPhone 6 is not water resistant nor dust resistant. So why do I have to pay more for the same screen protection?

Absence of sapphire screen in iPhone 6


4. The same 8MP shooter
For the past 3 years, Apple continuously added zero (0) megapixel to iPhone's main camera. Yes nada. It is true that Megapixels are not the only measure of a great camera however when you compare it against the Samsung Galaxy S5's 16MP, definitely there is no contest as far as resolution goes.

iPhone 6 has The same 8MP shooter


5. Too Expensive
Lastly and the major reason that holding me back to join the iPhone 6 wave is this one. Why is it too expensive???? The cheapest iPhone 6 here in the Philippines cost around Php50,000+ ($1100+) for 16GB variant and the most expensive is for Apple 6 Plus 128 GB variant which cost around Php100,000+ ($2200+). With that amount of money, you can already purchase a second hand car or buy 3 Sony Xperia Z3 or Samsung Galaxy S5.


WRAP-UP
As I said from the very start of this post, I am a proud iPhone user. I think Apple has made another evolutionary (not revolutionary) product in iPhone 6. I am pretty sure that iPhone 6 will be another hit if not the best selling smartphone for Apple this year. For die-hard iPhone fans, none of my 5 points on this article will matter. Honestly If I have an extra thousand bucks right now, I'll get the new iPhone in a heart beat.  But since I can't spare that much, I need to listen to my frugal side and it is firmly saying that not until my carrier contract is up, iPhone 6 will have to wait. At least for now.


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Instapaper for Android and iOS Is Now Free

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Instapaper for Android and iOS Is Now Free


When somebody ask me for suggestion on offline reading app, I often recommend Pocket because that is what I use ever since I started saving web contents offline. The major influence for me in choosing Pocket is because it cost nothing. My second choice back then was Instapaper but unfortunately it cost $3 and I wasn't ready to shell out money to buy such tool. With recent version release of the said app, the developer decided to offer it for free with optional premium features starting at $2.99. The latest version of Instapaper comes with some major updates such as the following:

  • Text-to-Speech. If you prefer listening than reading then you will find this feature useful.
  • Unified Browse. View articles from editors, algorithms and your friends are saving in a single feed.
  • User Profiles. You can also view your friend's profiles from articles they liked.

Have you purchased the app already? To be fair, Instapaper will give your money back by providing you a one month access to premium features.

Download Instapaper on Google Playstore or App Store.

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My take on Apple iOS 8

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The new version of iOS 8 has been released by Apple last September 17. Before updating the rest of my iDevices, I tried it first on my iPhone 5s and my overall experience of it is I can say, was an ordinary update. It just like upgrading to an incremental version of iOS. Don't get me wrong, Apple did add a lot of new features here but some if not most of them, in my opinion won't be useful to general users. The first part of my take are the improvements that I'll definitely use and the next part are the features I might not use at all.

User Interface
Unlike upgrading from iOS 6 to iOS 7, you won't notice any of UI difference. It has the same flat look which was introduced by Apple in iOS 7 and which Google started using on Android a long time ago.

Continuity
Apple further strengthen the integration between OS X and iOS with this new feature called Continuity. Provided that both devices are connected to the same network and using the same Apple ID, user can perform the following:

  • Open a native app in iOS (ex. Safari) then continue working on it in your Mac with OS X Yosemite.
  • Make and Accept calls on your Mac when your iPhone is out of your reach. 
  • Send and read SMS and MMS messages from your Mac when your in conversation with someone that don't use iMessage.
This strategy by Apple Inc. makes harder for existing Apple users to switch to Windows, Android and other platforms.

Keyboard
iOS 8 keyboard is now a lot more smarter. It suggest appropriate words when your typing to finish your sentences. The predictive-tying feature adapts to whom your talking to, it might suggest words that you only use when your talking to your spouse and you'll never use on your boss or colleague. And finally, third-party keyboards are now supported. You can replace the stock keyboard with your favorite keyboard app such as Swift.

Keyboard: My take on Apple iOS 8


Extensibility
If your like me who is frustrated with the limitation of iOS native apps to interact with other third party apps such as Pocket and Evernote, then you'll be happy with the Extensibility feature of iOS 8. For example, you can now share links from Safari to the like of Pocket, Flipboard and other apps out there. App developers can now also add widgets to Today screen and actions to Notification Center.

Messaging
Send voice and video messages directly from Messages app. Just tap the microphone button and swipe to send a voice recording, or tap the camera button to record a video and send it.



Spotlight
The finder for iOS is now better than ever and it goes beyond your iPhone. Spotlight now searches data in Wikipedia, news, nearby places, movies, iTunes store, App store, iBook store and Bing search.




FEATURES THAT I MAY NOT USE

iCloud Drive
iCloud Drive now supports any kind of files. You can edit any file on one of your Apple device and continue working on it on another device. It also notable that it supports Windows PC. Why I might not use it? I'm already using Evernote and Dropbox which is compatible with all mobile and desktop platforms.

iCloud Drive


HealthKit and Health app
HealthKit is a tool for developers to access your health data while Health app which is by the way preloaded with iOS 8, is the dashboard where users can review their health and fitness data. Health data is categorised into body measurements, vitals , nutrition, fitness and sleep. Although I can say I love staying fit, I might not use this because I hate bringing gadgets in general when Im running or working out.

HealthKit and Health app


Family Sharing
This feature is pretty useful and can save you money when your not the only Apple user in the family. There is no need buying the same app multiple times because with Family sharing, up to six Apple IDs can share the same apps, books, photos and music. Unfortunately, I might not be able to use it for now because we are not solid Apple users in the family.

iOS 8 Family Sharing



These are just my initial opinions on iOS 8 after using it for 48 hours. In addition, I'm not also happy that there are four new preloaded apps that you can't remove if you don't wanna use them. My perception might change in the future specially when Apple gets to release the OSX Yosemite which would allow me experience more how iOS integrate with OS X. If you have the same or different opinion, I'll be glad if you could share them.

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First Impression: Moto X 2nd Gen

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 First Impression: Moto X 2nd Gen

I have been reading a lot of news and reviews about the new Moto X and I like what I see so far. Even I haven't seen it in flesh, I think I got to have it as my next android phone. Although currently I love everything about my LG G3, I see something different with the new Moto X. But before going through with what I like about Moto X, let me list down the things that it already have compare to other flagship smartphones such as LG G3 and Samsung Note 4.

  • Large display like the recently released iPhone 6. It has 5.2" (423 ppi) and 1080 OLED display.
  • Bezel less and button free front like the LG G3.
  • Its OS is the latest Android 4.4.4 KitKat. 
  • 13MP rear camera with 4K UHD video capture.
  • Powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 w/ quad-core CPU processor.
  • 16 and 32GB internal storage.
  • 2GB RAM.
As you can notice, most of the high-end smartphones right now already have the Moto X specs. So what makes it different?

User Experience. Yes Moto X might not have the impressive hardware ever but it has interesting software additions such as:
  • Moto Display. Let you see preview notifications by just waving your hand above the phone.
  • Moto Actions. Let you wave you hand over Moto X to mute phone calls and snooze alarms.
  • Moto Voice. Activate your Moto by a customise greeting phrase and control the device without touching it. For example you can compose SMS, open your email and make phone calls, just by using your voice.
Moto Maker. Give your phone the look that you want. You can design your own phone by using Motorola's Moto Maker customisation service.  It is the best if not the only gadget personalisation available right now.

Pure Android. It doesn't have bloated software skins like what other android phone makers add. Since the android is unaltered, it is more likely to get the latest version of Android OS as soon as it's available for download.

I will post my actual experience with the device as soon it became available here in the Philippines. For now, I have to wait.

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SanDisk Extreme PRO, The first 512GB SD Card

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My biggest SD Card storage for my camera is 64GB. As of now I feel it is enough to carry photos and videos for one day travel shoot. Although I still often bring one 32GB SD card for contingency. Sandisk, one of the biggest name in SD card, has just announced the Extreme Pro SDXC card (UHS-1) which is the first 512GB SD card. Its storage capacity is twice bigger compare to my Macbook pro 256GB. This first in the world SD card is designed for 4K video capture and high-speed burst photography. The only drawback I see is the tag price of $800.

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Behold, the new iPhone 6 and a plus is now here

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Behold, the new iPhone 6 and a plus is now here


The long wait is finally over for iPhone fanatics. An hour ago, the next successor for iPhone has just been announced by Apple. It is bigger, thinner, and more powerful than ever before. It seems likely the iPhone 6 video leak I shared yesterday is true. So what do we know so far about this new iPhone?

  • It will come in 4.7 inch and 5.5 inch displays. The iPhone 6 will be 6.9mm thick while the iPhone Plus is 7.1mm thick.

  • The new iPhones are dubbed as iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.
  • Both iPhones are powered by A8 - a new 64-bit processor.
  • iPhone 6 has better display:
    • iPhone 6 (4.7 inch) screen has the same density as iPhone 5s.
    • iPhone 6 Plus (5.5 inch) screen has been increased to 1920 x 1080.  185% more pixels than iPhone 5s.
iPhone 6 has better display

  • The iPhone 6 has improved cameras. Although the 8-megapixel sensor remains the same, it has a new focusing system and slow-motion video at 240 frames per second. The Plus version also has image stabilization.
The iPhone 6 has improved cameras

  • Apple says that both new iPhones gets 24 hours of 3G talk time.
  • Pre-orders will be available on September 12 and shipping will start on September 19.
  • Both iPhones will be available in three storage variants (16 GB, 32GB and 128GB).
  • iPhone 6 will start at $199 while iPhone 6 plus starts at $299 on 2-year contract in the US.

Watch out for my complete review soon.

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Video: Is this the iPhone 6?

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Ahead of Tueday's official event of Apple, a video is circulating now claiming to be the first review of the iPhone 6  in Mandarin language. Personally I am 80% convinced that this is the iPhone that will be launching on Tuesday event. We will be able to confirmed that in the next 24 hours. Here is the video and be the judge of its authenticity.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 4 has arrived together with Note Edge

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Samsung Galaxy Note 4 has arrived together with Note Edge
Samsung has officially announced the arrival of Galaxy Note 4 at the pre-IFA event in Berlin. Note 4 is the 4th successor of the company's famous phablet lineup. As expected the device comes with new and improved hardware and software specs but the overall design hasn't change much since Note 3. What is really more surprising is the device that was announced along with Note 4. The Galaxy "Note Edge". The name of the device comes from the right edge of the screen that folds to cover the side of the device. Let's take a quick look at specs of these two devices.


Screen

Galaxy Note 4 is the first Note phablet to feature a QHD display with 2560x1440 resolution on a Super AMOLED 5.7 inches screen. It has a pixel density of 515ppi which is almost twice better than the Note 3 has right now. The screen glass is made of 2.5D Gorilla Glass 3.

On the other hand, the Note Edge has 5.6-inch QHD+ bent display (the "plus" refers to the extra 160 rows used on the curved side of the display). On its curved edge, users can quickly access frequently used apps, alerts and other functionality even when the cover is closed or the phone is locked.


Hardware (Processor, Memory and Storage)

Note 4 will be available in two processor versions. One with a 2.7 GHz Quad-core and the other one (korean version) is 1.9 GHz Octa-core processor. Note Edge will only be available in 2.7 GHz Quad-core processor. Both Note 4 and Edge will feature 3GB of RAM, the same amount as the Note 3. For internal storage, you can choose between 32 and 64GB versions of Note Edge while Note 4 come only in 32GB version.  Internal memory can be expanded up to another 64GB using microSD card.


Fingerprint scanner

Both Note 4 and Note Edge will have fingerprint scanner, a heart rate monitor and UV sensor. I really hope LG G3 already has a fingerprint scanner.


Camera

Both devices have 16 MP rear-facing camera with a Smart Optical Image Stabilizer (OIS) system. The front camera is at 3.7 megapixel with a default 90 degree shooting angle and up to 120 degree wide angle for wider selfie shots.


Battery

The Galaxy Note 4 is pack with fast charging 3220mAh battery while the Note Edge comes with 3000 mAh battery. Samsung Note 4 also has an Ultra Power Saving Mode to preserve battery.

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