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Wednesday, October 5, 2016


Google's launch of the Pixels (Google Pixel and Pixel XL) all but ensures that Apple's iPhone 7 range gets itself another rivaling smartphone and this time it is not usual suspect Samsung.
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Comparing both devices is sure to be a very interesting argument between Android users and Apple fanboys.
Google's Pixels boast unlimited free photo/video backup, a indepth integrated AI and similar to the now killed off Google Nexus program (Nexus smartphone line), seasonable and
effortless background software updates.
Battery wise the Pixel XL beats Apple's iPhone 7 (3,450mAh to 2,900mAh), however Apple has over the years established an ability to do more with less battery wise thus making the battery difference a bit of a non-issue.
While Google Pixel features an awesome AMOLED display, Apple's iPhone 7 1080p display remains one of the coolest LCD panels in the smartphone world. 
Google's Pixels is powered Snapdragon 821 processor which is a massive 10% faster than the predecessor: Snapdragon 820.
Apple iPhone 7's awesome A10 Fusion chip however remains in a league of its own and I remain skeptical on whether Google Pixels' Snapdragon 821 would beat it in a straight performance.
When it comes to camera, the Pixel XL boasts of having the best smartphone camera in existence (according to DXOMark ranking) despite it featuring a 
slightly narrower f/2.0 aperture than the iPhone 7.
Apple's iPhone 7 Plus camera however features a second "zoom" sensor-lens combo (it allows for the equivalent of 2x optical zoom alongside a beta stage "portrait" mode) on its back - a feature the Pixels cannot boast of (Google's Pixels however boast of artificially-generated Lens Blur feature in its camera app). 
Google's Pixel XL camera also launches a lot faster than the iPhone 7 camera (attributed to a dedicated double-press of the power button from anywhere) and the Pixel XL camera also boasts zero shutter lag and HDR+ feature which is enabled by default.
Apple's iPhone 7 plus however thwarts the Pixels by being waterproof, a feature which is unavailable on Google's Pixels.
Software wise, Pixels Android v7.1 Nougat (+ Google UI) is definitely a rival fot iPhone 7 plus's iOS 10.2 with Google already having launched the Google Duo video calling app to rival Facetime and Google Allo messaging app to take on iMessage.
Apple - with the iPhone - are more focused with protecting user data (achieving this by doing most AI-based calculations on the iPhone itself). 
This ensures all features on the iPhone exist locally and for the larger part do not communicate with other apps phone.
The benefit of this is users' personal data remain safe in case of any cloud data breach.
Google however are more concerned with having users steadily connected, with aims of improving users' experience.
This is achieved by offering features that works (and better too!) everywhere as users feed the Pixels more information. 
Google aims at building a personal experience specifically for a user, this is achieved by sharing parts of such user's experience with all user's apps in the most secure way possible. 
Apple wants to offer you better ways to use Apple products, often at the expense of interoperability.
Both the Pixel XL and iPhone 7 plus is priced at $769 (weirdly interesting) and are both cool devices with amazing features.
It is up to you to decide which suits your needs/which appeals to you more

PIXEL XL AND iPHONE 7 SPECIFICATIONS COMPARISION





CategoryGoogle Pixel XLiPhone 7 Plus
Operating SystemAndroid 7.1 with Google UIiOS 10.2
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 821Apple A10 Fusion
RAM4GB3GB
Display5.5-inch AMOLED 2560x14405.5-inch 1920x1080 IPS
Rear Camera12MP ƒ/2.0
1.55-micron pixels
PDAF, Laser Autofocus
12MP wide-angle (ƒ/1.8 aperture) and telephoto (ƒ/2.8 aperture)
Optical zoom at 2x, digital zoom up to 10x
Optical image stabilization, Quad-LED True Tone flash
Front camera8MP7MP
Battery3450mAh non-removable2900mAh non-removable
ChargingFast chargingStandard charging
ConnectivityUSB Type-C, Bluetooth 4.2Lightning, Bluetooth 4.2
Fingerprint sensorYesYes
Storage32GB/128GB32GB/128GB/256GB
IP ratingIP53IP67
ColorsQuite Black, Very Silver, Really BlueRose Gold, Gold, Silver, Black, Jet Black
Price$769$769
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Thursday, October 6, 2016







Despite Android users arguing otherwise, Apple's iPhone remains one of the dopest smartphones around.

However, despite a lot of Apple fanboy purring and getting generally orgasmic about their precious iPhone devices, they still remain relatively ignorant to some of the really amazing features hidden away in the iPhone.

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I am going to be highlighting a list of 25 really cool Apple iPhone features you probably don't know about.

Here we go...




1. Send Audio and Video Messages that Self-destruct:

You can send audio snippets and video messages that expire after two minutes. If you head to Settings > Messages and scroll to the bottom, you’ll notice a section for audio and video messages. You can choose to let them expire after two minutes or never.
Send Audio and Video messages that self destruct

2. You can set your phone to perform certain actions when triple clicking the home button:

Within the accessibility settings, there’s an option at the very bottom of the page called “Accessibility Shortcut.” From there, you can program your home button to activate zoom, assisted touch, voice over controls, and other features with a triple click.
Triple Click-iphone featute

3. It has a built in back button.

Unlike a lot of android phones, the iPhone has no dedicated back button. To essentially achieve the same effect, however, just swipe your finger from the left edge of your screen to the right. It’ll take you back to the page you were previously on.

4. Respond to texts without unlocking your phone

You can respond to texts directly from your lock screen by pulling down on the notification drawer and swiping over to the left on the text notification. You’ll see a “Reply” option, and tapping it will let you type a response without having to unlock your iPhone.
Respond to Text messages without unlocking the phone

5. Respond to texts while you’re in an app

If you’re in an app, you can swipe down from the top and access the notification drawer to answer a text the same way you would on the lock screen.
Respond to texts while on App

6. Close more than one app at a time:

You can close multiple apps at a time by swiping up with two or three fingers.
close more than one app at a time

7. Siri can learn

Okay, okay, so everyone knows about Siri. Siri knows too much for her own good. Well, you have the ability to teach her even more.
You can also teach Siri how to pronounce words. Whenever Siri mispronounces a word, just say, “That’s not how you pronounce “_____” and she’ll offer you alternatives. You can select the proper one, and Siri will remember it. Make sure you use her pronunciation so that she knows which word you’re talking about.
Teach Siri how to pronounce words

8. Use SIRI Wisely

However, she actually can come in pretty useful for things you might not think about. If you’re lying in bed and too lazy to set your alarm, just tell her to do it and she will.
USE SIRI WISELY
Siri is more useful than most give her credit for. One of the other things she can do is read your e-mail, which can be a godsend if you’re driving or otherwise occupied. Just ask something like “read my latest e-mail.” You can even ask if you’ve received a message from a specific person, and Siri will check and read them aloud if you did.
Siri can read your e-mail for you
If you just received a text or email but can’t take the time to read it right now, you can ask Siri to remind you later on. When you receive the notification, just ask Siri to remind you to read it later. This works with Messages, Mail, Notes, and Safari as long as your iPhone is running iOS 9.

9. You can change Siri’s Gender.

Tired of the same old Siri? Go to settings > general > Siri, and scroll down to “voice gender.” Here you can give Siri a male voice.
It can change Siri’s gender.

10. Use Siri hands-free

You don’t always have to hold down the home button to launch Siri. If you have the new iPhone 6S, just say the phrase “Hey Siri” to launch Apple’s virtual assistant (any phones older than the iPhone 6S must be plugged into a power outlet for this feature to work). Just head over to Settings > General > Siri and turn on “Enable Hey Siri” first.
Use Siri hands free

11. Control your iPhone by simply moving your head

This is the feature buried in the Accessibility section. Navigate to Settings > General > Accessibility and then scroll down to the “Interaction” subhead and tap “Switch Control.” Tap “Switches” and “Add New Switch.” Select “Camera” and choose “Left Head Movement” or “Right Head Movement.” Then pick an action under the “System” menu, which essentially tells you what task your head movement, will trigger. I chose Siri, so each time I tilt my head to the left it automatically launches Siri.
Control your iphone by simply moving your head

12. View every photo someone has texted you, and vice versa

There’s an easy way to view every photo and video you’ve sent someone. Just open the messaging thread in the “Messages” app and press the “Details” button in the upper right corner.
View every photo someone has texted you, and vice versa

13. Save battery by putting your phone in grayscale mode

If you’re running low on juice and just need basic functionality from your iPhone, try switching it to grayscale mode to save power. Just head to Settings > General > Accessibility and tap “Grayscale.”
Save your battery by using grayscale mode

14. Access emergency medical information directly from the lock screen

If you set up a Medical ID in the Health app that comes with iOS 8, you can access medical information without having to unlock your iPhone. Tap the “Emergency” button that appears with the keypad for entering your passcode and you’ll see the Medical ID button on the lower left corner.
Access emergency medical information directly from the lock screen

15. Multitask within emails

If you’re in the middle of an email, you don’t need to trash it to return to your inbox and browse other messages. As you’re composing an email, simply tap the top of the message where it says either “New Message” or the subject and drag it down to the bottom of the screen. This will push the message to the bottom so you can look at other emails. When you want to return, simply tap the email to keep editing it.
Multitask within emails

16. Mute text messages

You can mute text message notifications for individual contacts and conversations. Just head over to your messaging thread and switch the “Do Not Disturb.”
Mute Text Messages

17. See who’s calling you even if a phone number isn’t in your contacts

With iOS 9, Apple added a new feature that displays the possible name of an unknown caller. If you’re receiving a phone call from someone you’ve emailed, and that person’s email address is associated with his or her phone number, it’ll pop up as a suggestion when he or she calls you.
See who's calling you even if a phone number isn't in your contacts

18. Share your current location with a friend

If you don’t feel like explaining where you are, you can simply send your location to another person via text message. Just tap the “Details” button in the upper right corner of your message thread and select “Send My Location.”
Share your current location with friend
19. Let your friends track where you go
If you want your friends or a family member to be able to track you as you move, you can complete the same steps mentioned in the previous slide and choose the “Share My Location” instead of “Send My Location.” You can choose to share your location for one hour, until the end of the day, or indefinitely.
Let your friends track where you go

20. Have Siri read anything

You can enable Siri to read articles on websites, books, text messages, and more thanks to one of the iPhone’s lesser-known accessibility features. Head over to Settings > General > Accessibility > Speech. Then turn on Speak Screen and Speak Selection. Now, when you swipe down from the top of the screen with two fingers, Siri will dictate the content of whatever is on the screen.
Have siri read anything

21. Easily navigate the big-screen iPhones

If you’re using the iPhone 6 Plus or iPhone 6S Plus with one hand, you can double tap the home button to move the content down toward the bottom of the screen. Apple calls this “Reachability Mode.” Remember to tap the home button, don’t press it or else it’ll launch the app switcher.
Easily navigate the big-screen iPhones

22. Launch a music app just by plugging in your earbuds

If you listen to music at the same time every morning, your iPhone will automatically know that it should launch the music app as soon as you plug your headphones in. This is another feature that’s new with iOS 9.
Launch a music app just by plugging in your earbuds

23. Search for anything in the Settings menu

You no longer have to dig through the iPhone’s settings menu to find what you’re looking for. If your iPhone is updated to iOS 9, you’ll notice there’s a search bar at the top of the settings menu that helps you quickly jump to any given setting.
Search for anything in settings menu

24. Undo Typo with a simple shake of your iPhone

If you make a mistake while writing an email, editing a photo, or texting, simply shake your phone and this will show up and allow you to edit easily. It is much like an etch-a-sketch, or control-Z on a PC, it’ll erase the last thing you did.
delete your mistakes with a simple shake

25. View Timestamps:

It can tell you exactly when you received a text message. This is a useful feature, mainly because it’s nice to know how long ago somebody sent you a message. To access it, simply swipe to the left in any text conversation you have. You’ll then be able to see the exact time that texts were sent and delivered.
timestamps of text messages by sliding the texts
There you go!!!
How many of these features were you already aware of?
Did you learn something new?
Kindly share with friends using the share buttons
#cheers
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Saturday, September 24, 2016

So, Apple has launched the much anticipated iPhone 7 and as usual it is met with a lot of fanfare amongst the Apple fanboys.
However, while em Apple fanboys have chosen to only see the awesome side (well, it is a cool device) of the iPhone 7, I would be highlighting 16 cons the iPhone 7 has (Android fanboys, you are welcome, lol)


16 CONS OF APPLE's iPHONE 7

  1. The iPhone 7 does not have a 3.5mm audio jack (ships with a Lightning to 3.5mm adapter).
  2. Memory is not expandable with a microSD as no such slot is available
  3. The iPhone 7 does not have dual-camera (only the iPhone 7 Plus does)
  4. NFC functionality is limited to Apple Pay.
  5. Does not have "fast charge" feature (with the epileptic nature of NGR's electricity, fast charge is BAE)
  6. No wireless charging
  7. Does not have "reverse charging" feature (because...USB Type C)
  8. Ridiculous 1,960mAh Battery Capacity (C'mon)
  9. No IR port
  10. No FM radio
  11. No user-replaceable battery (we know this is uncool, right?)
  12. The iPhone 7 is prone to scratch
  13. The iPhone 7 hisses like a snake (HissGate) when performing strenuous tasks (synchronization).
  14. The iPhone 7 has a poor resolutionof just 750-pixel.
  15. Earpods cost an arm and a leg and can get lost, stolen, damaged in the twinkle of an eye
  16. The iPhone 7's price packs a Floyd Mayweather type punch to your wallet (N500,000 thereabouts)
All these said, the iPhone 7 still remains a cool device (just not meant for us Android fanboys)
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Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Apple's next flagship device: the iPhone 7 is set for its official launch in a bit and information about its specifications and features are being teased.
KGI securities’s analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has given a detailed review of the coming iPhone 7 based on confirmed info from sources.
According to Kuo’s report, the iPhone 7 comes powered by a new A10 chipset clocked at 2.4GHz. 
AN underclocked CPU however is not a
guarantee of less heating issues (which was an issue on the iPhone 6).
The iPhone 7 would come carrying 2GB of RAM while the iPhone 7 Plus will feature 3GB of RAM - with both variants being powerful enough to handle the dual-camera setup (Apple paired 12 megapixel sensors with different elements).
The first sensor comes integrated with bigger pixels, a 6-element wide-angle lens as well as an Optical Image Stabilisation (OIS). 
The secondary sensor has a longer 5-element lens with the base model most likely having a single 12 megapixel camera lens instead of a dual. 
Both the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 plus is set to feature 4-LED flash. 
Talking storage, the iPhone 7 base model will offer 32GB storage while the upgraded storage models would carry 128GB and 256GB respectively.
Kuo also confirms the Lightning EarPods has replaced the usual 3.5mm audio jack while also coming bundled with a Lightning-to-3.5mm adapter. 
The iPhone 7's home button is also said to be pressure sensitive. 
The iPhone 7 comes with IPx7 certification - certifying its survival if placed a meter underwater for up to 30 minutes. 
The iPhone 7's proximity sensor is also expected to get an overhaul from the usual LED to a laser-based solution.
And with rivals Samsung's latest woe with their Note 7 flagship device, Apple looks set to win the gadget war this year (Apple sales would definitely be boosted further).

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Thursday, May 4, 2017

Apple fanboys will be quick to point out that "if it is not an iPhone, it cannot be like an iPhone"!

However, design wise the UMidigi G comes very very very, close. In fact, too close for comfort.
Of course as expected, UMidigi is a Chinese OEM (who else possibly could, huh?).

UMidigi-G-iphone-7-clone


The UMidigi G is an exact clone of the iPhone 7 (only the Apple of Eden logo  is missing), the design is simply spot on in replicating the iPhone 7.
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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Apple has officially announced the rollout of a "special edition" red colored iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 plus smartphones and they are simply fire!!


red-iphone-7

The "special edition" red colored iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 plus smartphones is in celebration of Apple's 10 year partnership with RED (a global organization that is dedicated to fighting HIV & AIDS).
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Friday, October 21, 2016

This looks to be an "explosive" year when it comes to tech gadgets (Mostly the Samsung Galaxy Note 7), but it seems Apple's flagship device: the iPhone 7 has officially joined the "explosion gang".
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An iPhone 7 explosion incident has previously been recorded but was assumed to be a one-off but obviously it seems there might be more to it.
reported, Yahoo news has reported an incident of an iPhone 7 exploding inside an automobile which saw the car being engulfed in flames. 
The victim of the incident, Mat Jones according to the report had left his new iPhone 7 under some clothes inside his car while he was out taking surfing lessons, returning to find his car engulfed in flames.
Talking to 7News, Mat Jones said about the incident:
“Ash was just coming from inside the pants which then, once you unwrapped the pants, the phone was just melting inside of it.” 
The incident has rendered Mr Mat Jones phone-less and car-less, a situation he definitely didn't sign up for when he bought his iPhone 7 smartphone.
Apple is reportedly aware of this explosion accident and are set to investigate the events that led to the iPhone 7 in question's explosion. 
The incident seems to be caused by over heating, as the device was left in the car (parked at a beach) under a pile of laundry.
It is advised - to prevent other explosion incidents - prevent your smartphone from overheating, it is also advised to avoid charging your smartphone at instances when it runs hot. 
This incident is however coming at a tricky time for the company, Apple's known rivals over the years: Samsung has effectively removed themselves as competition (at least for this year) with the woes of their flagship device: Samsung Galaxy Note 7.
Apple has definitely benefited from Samsung's woes with a noticeable bump in sales number as Samsung loyalist has moved to Apple. (though this is set to change with the launch of the next Samsung flagship: Samsung Galaxy S8).
However, new competition for the Apple iPhone has materialized in the form of Google Pixels smartphone variants, this is not a time for the iPhone to be exhibiting "explosive" features.
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