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Apple has an app that helps you switch from Android to iOS

Apple has an app that helps you switch from Android to iOS

Original story from: http://knowtechie.com/apple-has-an-app-that-helps-you-switch-from-android-to-ios/

Apple never hesitates when it comes to throwing Google a low blow. Their latest assault on Google’s family jewels is a new app called Move to iOS, which will launch in the next iOS 9 rollout.

This isn’t Apples first attempt in veering Android users to iOS.  The company previously made a step-by-step guide helping Android users transfer all their digital content to an iPhone. However, this app takes it to another level.

Once the app is installed on a new iPhone, the app begins the wireless transfer process. The app handles the transfer of users’ contacts, camera photos, videos, message history, mail accounts, bookmarks, calendars, and wallpapers. It will even suggests you to download the free apps that were originally installed on your Android phone too.

To add injury to insult, the app also tells you to recycle their old Android for free at any Apple Store. Ouch.

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Exclusive: Galaxy S6 edge Plus will have 5.7-inch dual-edge display, Android 5.1.1

Original story from: http://www.sammobile.com/2015/06/12/exclusive-galaxy-s6-edge-plus-will-have-5-7-inch-dual-edge-display-android-5-1-1/

There’s a larger version of the Galaxy S6 edge undergoing development over in Samsung’s backyard, that much has been made certain by numerous rumors and a leak that actually showed us such a device in the flesh. Given the beauty that is the Galaxy S6 edge, these leaks have gotten us pretty interested. We reached out to our insiders to see if we could get more information on the Galaxy S6 edge Plus (as the rumors call it), and managed to dig up two important details.

First, the display. The Galaxy S6 edge Plus will have a 5.7-inch display, with curves on both sides like the Galaxy S6 edge. Rumors had pointed at a 5.5-inch display, but it looks like Samsung thinks 5.7-inch is a better size (or the company is just more comfortable with the size because of its last two Galaxy Note smartphones.) Secondly, the Galaxy S6 edge Plus will come with Android 5.1.1 preloaded out of the box – unsurprising, as anything below 5.1.1 would be totally unacceptable at this point.

The phone will launch sometime in the third quarter this year, but we have no information on a concrete launch date. As always, we’ll be sure to share any more information that we come across.

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Apple is going to start requiring you to use a 6-digit passcode in iOS 9

Original story from: http://knowtechie.com/apple-whats-safer-than-a-4-digit-passcode-a-6-digit-one-610/

 

Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference this year came with very few surprises—a new OS X, iOS 9, Apple Pay in the UK and watchOS 2. Even the ‘one more thing’ tease was too obvious with the introduction of Apple Music, the company’s new music streaming service.

No one, however, expected the iOS passcode to become more irritating by requiring 6 digits.

It’s the smallest of things that people always like to moan about nowadays. In fact, I will join this first world problem revolution and say it—yep, the six-digit passcode is annoying.

At WWDC, Apple placed strong emphasis on security, claiming that their users’ privacy is up their pecking order. I respect that, and truly hope this is true; we have all heard about Apple’s former disregard for privacy when using location tracking services.

Apple expects the six-digit passcode to be less prone to bruteforce solutions that have recently appeared on the market. Such devices have been able to take between 6 seconds to 17 hours to bruteforce a four-digit passcode. Traditional bruteforcing would take longer to unlock an iOS device given the 10,000 possibilities of a four-digit passcode, which can include letters as well as numbers. The new six-digit passcode requirement would be up to 100 times hard to crack.

Unlocking an iOS passcode with bruteforce

Regardless, six-digit passcodes will be an even greater hassle than four-digit ones. TouchID has always been the better and faster security measure that makes everyone forget about unlocking a device. This makes one wonder if Apple’s six-digit passcodes come as a double-edged sword. It’s true that six-digits are more secure, but also more annoying, which makes TouchID feel even more of a breeze, thereby making the user more keen to buy the latest iOS devices.

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Android M (6.0) – 10 New Features We Love

Original story from: http://www.pocketmeta.com/android-m-6-0-10-new-features-love-27683/

Android M, the next version of Google’s mobile OS was recently highlighted during the company’s I/O event and it sure packs an awesome set of goodies. You might just ditch that antiquated device you’ve been holding on to for way too long once you see what it has to offer.

 

It’s true that each new Android update has brought improvements but 6.0 will come with some groundbreaking new features that will take the smartphone experience to a whole new level and make this ecosystem even more popular than it already is.

 

With that said, here are our favorite 10 features Android M brings to the table. There are certainly more than the ones listed below, but we had to pick, and we do love being picky!

 

App Drawer

 

Android M - App Drawer

 

Everyone already knows the app drawer so let’s just get this one out of the way first. Actually, you can even get it on older Android versions right now, unless you’re already rocking Android M Preview on your Nexus device.

 

The app drawer introduces vertical scrolling and displays apps alphabetically. Because it simply makes sense, at the top you will see the last four apps you downloaded and there’s also a much needed search bar. Perhaps, before or sometime after the official launch of Android M, the folks at Google might just let us customize those 4 apps.

 

Android Pay & Fingerprint Support

 

Android M - Android Pay

 

Android Pay is Google Wallet’s replacement and it will be preloaded in Android M – for Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile users.

 

It supports all major payment methods and it lets you purchase via apps and NFC terminals. It’s already supported by American Express, MasterCard, Visa and Discover and it will be available in over 700,000 stores in the U.S.

 

Android Pay will also have support for fingerprint reader, altough you’ll only be able to make use of it, if your device comes with a finger scanner. Furthermore, you’ll also be able to use fingerprint authentication to verify Play Store purchases as well as unlock your device.

 

Direct Share

 

Android M - Direct share

 

This new capability can be implemented by devs through a set of new APIs. These allows them to add granular sharing options, but it also means the feature is not built into the OS, and may or may not be supported on a per app basis.

 

Thanks to direct share you could, for example see a list of people you frequently share stuff with in your favorite chat app and from then on, share more items quickly via these icons. Like I already said, the feature can be implemented in a variety of apps, although it will ultimately be the developer’s decision.

 

In the end, any app that has content worth sharing could benefit from this capability. Hopefully, developers will see the potential and implement it, so we’ll benefit from direct share in more than just a few random apps.

 

Doze

 

Android M - Battery

 

We’re really excited about this one. Doze is a smart feature that harnesses the power of your device’s sensors, detecting when it hasn’t been moved for a long amount of time. Once this condition is met, it automatically shuts down processors and disables various services such as network access and WiFi.

 

While ‘doze’ is active, it will however perform regular scans for updates and new messages. You might already suspect the most important effect brought by this feature – increased battery life, and a lot of it! According to Google, they tested Doze on a Nexus 9 and it managed to double the device’s battery life.

 

Now on Tap

 

Android M - Now On Tap

 

Google Now integration becomes much more powerful with Now on Tap. Based on what you’re viewing on your screen, this virtual assistant offers contextual information plus it lets you ask non-specific questions since it already knows what you’re talking about. Say you’ve been listening to Rihanna’s latest hit and you can’t remember what was the first song that made her popular. You can ask your question without having to mention her name – the assistant already knows you’re referring to her.

 

Now on Tap also lets you, for example, tap on an image of a personality and learn more about him or her, tap on a movie’s name to get its IMDB profile and other similar information Google Now already provides, but with far less steps to get to it.

 

Google says Now on Tap is only in its infancy right now, and we’ll see it leveraging the in-app context even more in the coming months.

 

App Permissions

 

Android M - App permissions settings

 

Installing apps right now from Google Play can be really confusing at least when it comes to the initial app permissions screen. Besides the fact it usually shows a laundry list of app permission requests, users get no control over them. It’s pretty much a ‘take it or leave it’ kind of deal.

 

In Android M things are going to be so much different. App permissions are grouped into 8 categories such as Camera, Contacts, Location, Phone, SMS and so on. an installed app will ask permission to access one of these categories the first time it actually needs to use it. Thus no more outrageous permission requests we can’t control. Moreover, you get to see the complete list of apps that can access all of the 8 areas of your phone and enable/disable any of them whenever you want.

 

Uninstall Apps on the Homescreen

 

Android M - Uninstall apps on home screen

 

Hurrah for this one! Finally we’ll be able to simply long press any app on Android M’s homescreen and uninstall it or just remove its shortcut. No more separate actions for removing the shortcut and then scrolling through the app drawer to actually find the app and uninstall it.

 

A really simple feature, that Android users really needed – better late than never!

 

Dark Theme

 

Android M - Dark theme

 

I can easily tolerate a lot of white on my desktop, but on phones and tablets not so much. I also hear the same from most other people. A lot of apps offer dark themes as a premium feature, so I guess I’m not mistaken on this one.

 

Android M will offer a dark theme for all its settings and menus – besides going easy on the eyes, darker colors can save battery on AMOLED displays. It even has an ‘automatic’ mode that uses the dark theme only at night and the white color scheme during the day.

 

Sadly, the app drawer remains white regardless which theme you are using and for now, there are no other theme colors, although hopefully there will be soon.

 

RAM Manager

 

Android M - RAM manager

 

Time to geek out! The new RAM manager will show extra information – compared to what Android Lollipop shows. You’ll be able to see both current and recent RAM usage for each app and the slider at the top shows the recently used RAM with a rating.

 

Because visual is always better than numbers the light green bar you can see displayed for each app in the image above shows the maximum RAM used recently by the app and the dark green one is its current average memory footprint.

 

USB Type C

 

Android M - USB Type C Plugin Options

 

USB Type-C is not exactly mainstream, but we just can’t help ourselves to be excited thinking of its potential. Also, the fact Google already implemented support for it, means the new port will become the new standard sooner than you might think.

 

When two devices connect via USB Type-C a menu will appear, letting the user select the type of connection. Besides photo transfer and regular charging you’ll also be able to use the device for MIDI input or to charge another device.

 

While it wouldn’t make sense to use your phone as a power supply for your laptop you could hand over some juice to another phone or a camera battery, as well as use a device with a bigger battery to charge yours. We love the flexibility offered by this feature and it can surely be a life saver every now and then.

 

These are our top 10 favorite features of Android M. Some choices were hard, and we were definitely subjective at times. We’re looking forward to seeing the official version and perhaps other new features may appear until then.

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Sony Unveils Xperia Z3 Plus In The UK

Sony Unveils Xperia Z3 Plus In The UK

Original story from: http://www.techrez.com/sony-unveils-xperia-z3-plus-in-the-uk/

 

Last week, it was reported that Sony would be holding a press conference in Tiawan on Wednesday, May 27 and in Hong Kong the following day where the Xperia Z3 plus would be revealed.

The Xperia Z3 plus is known as Xperia Z4 in Japan where it was silently launched last month. A lot of people thought the device would be locked to Japan, but Sony has revealed other plans which will see the hotly anticipated device launching globally.

However, Sony has explained why the name is different in the international market. The Xperia Z3 plus is similar to the original Xperia Z3, just for some upgrade under the hood.

This is what Sony said;

“The main reason for the name difference here is down to Sony being such a dominant force in the Japanese market [where] consumers crave flagship devices with the latest features as soon as they can be delivered”.

Sony replaced the quad-core Snapdragon 801 chipset on the Xperia Z3 with a 64-bit octa-core Snapdragon 810 chipeset. The Xperia Z3 plus retains the 5.2-inch IPS LCD 1080p display, and 20 MP primary camera.

Although, the camera department saw a major upgrade in terms of features, while the selfie camera has also been revamped for taking pictures with great composition.

“Xperia Z3+ will continue to use premium materials such as aluminium and glass. However, the design will be further simplified and even more seamless, with less covers and less seams on the frames,” said Sony.

Sony is yet to release any information on the release date and pricing. Analysts believe the smartphone could make a commercial appearance during the summer. There may not be another Xperia flagship until Qualcomm completes the production process of its Snapdragon 820 chipset which promises to be more powerful with minimal thermal heat being released.

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Iphone 4 32gb At&t for sale @ Gadgets Repair Wesley Chapel

Iphone 4 32gb At&t for sale @ Gadgets Repair Wesley Chapel

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Samsung S5 tempered glass sold here at the Gadgets Repair New Tampa location....

Samsung S5 tempered glass sold here at the Gadgets Repair New Tampa location....
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Power supply LJ92-01727A/B/C/D/E

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Lenovo G560 wifi module unit

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Galaxy S4 glass replacement

Galaxy S4 glass replacement

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