Apple to Launch 3 New iPhones?

Apple could launch three new handsets in September – including a ‘mini’ 6c with a 4 inch screen, it has been claimed.

Experts were initially only expecting two phones – an iPhone 6s and 6s Plus with performance boosts and possibly a new touchscreen.

However, new claims by Digitimes say a third iPhone could also be unveiled.

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The move could see the return of lower cost, colourful handsets like the 5c, shown here

The move could see the return of lower cost, colourful handsets like the 5c, shown here

 According to the report, the display panels for all three models will be sourced from Japan Display and LG Display, with the Plus and ‘C’ screens also going into production at Sharp.

The displays will be made from Corning’s Gorilla Glass, indicating that Apple may have given up on its attempts at sapphire smartphone displays for now.

The larger phones are expected to ship with Apple’s Samsung-made A9 processor, but the iPhone 6C will reportedly stick with the current A8 chip.  read more

Not Everyone’s Happy About This New APP

by: the Common Constitutionalist

Many adults go through a phase in their younger years where the use of foul language is cool. Up until about 15 or 20 years ago, masocial-media-16ybe even more recently, foul language was called objectionable language.

Yet in keeping with the overall coarsening of our society, language standards seem to be going the way of the dodo. Nowadays, you’re considered a prude if you use words like “heck” and “darn.”

It’s now been several years since I too was a serial expletivatier. Yes, I know it’s not a real word. I haven’t missed the use of foul language. I guess maybe I’ve grown out of it.

So for as many years as I’ve cleaned up my own language, I’ve advocated for others to do so. Within that same time period, we’ve seen an explosion of electronic advancements.

For years I’ve wished that someone would, or could develop a filter of sorts for things like video games that my kids enjoy playing, that would clean up the abhorrent language.

Well, that hasn’t happened yet, but recently a company in Idaho has developed an app called “Clean Reader.”  read more

Smart Device Projects on Your Skin

The new Cicret Wristband is like a smartphone you wear on your wrist. The device, that may be in the range of $400, is not in production, but Cicret has manufactured a working prototype. Images on the wearers forearm come from the wristbands pico-projector and functionality by means of 8 tiny proximity sensors.

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Gloves and Smartphones Can be Compatible

Glovys sits between your smartphone and your gloves, letting the two play nicely together

Glovys sits between your smartphone and your gloves, letting the two play nicely together

Anyone who has ever tried using their smartphone while wearing gloves will know it’s nigh-on impossible. You therefore have a number of choices: wear fingerless gloves or special touchscreen-friendly gloves, remove your gloves while using the phone, or desist from using your phone entirely when out in the cold. Or thanks to a new product called Glovys, you could fix the problem using technology.
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Samsung Galaxy S6

Samsung unveiled the Galaxy S6 (left) and Galaxy S6 edge at Mobile World Congress today

Samsung unveiled the Galaxy S6 (left) and Galaxy S6 edge at Mobile World Congress today

The last couple of Galaxy S flagships had iterative designs (much like theHTC One M9 that was announced today). But with Apple now making big-screened phones, the pressure is on Samsung – and it just launched two phones that mark the biggest physical changes to the Galaxy S lineup: the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge. read more

HP’s New ALL In One

The HP Spectre x360 sports new 360 degree hinges that allow it to be used like a tradition...
The HP Spectrex360 sports new 360 degree hinges that allow it to be used like a traditional laptop or like a chunky tablet

Hewlett-Packard has pulled back the curtains on what the company is calling its most premium and versatile PC yet. The HP Spectre x360 offers four usage modes for work, rest and play flexibility, its 13.3-inch screen is available at up to 2,560 x 1,440 pixel resolution and the 56 watt-hour battery is claimed good for up to 12.5 hours on a single charge.

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Comparing Samsung Galaxy Notes

Gizmag compares the features and specs of the Galaxy Notes 1-4
Comparing the features and specs of the Galaxy Notes 1-4

Samsung’s Galaxy Note series has been around for four generations now. Maybe you’re hanging onto an older model, and wondering if the Note 4 is worth the upgrade? Or perhaps you just want to see how much the quintessential phablet (phone/tablet) has evolved through the years?

For each category, you’ll see two rows of devices, ordered from newest to oldest. That is, of course the Galaxy Note 4, Galaxy Note 3, Galaxy Note II(Samsung used roman numerals back then) and original Galaxy Note.

There is technically another Note, the curved Galaxy Note Edge (as well asGalaxy Note tablets), but we’re sticking with the mainstream flagships for this comparison.

Release

Release (row 1)
Release (row 2)

Samsung announced every Galaxy Note at IFA, starting in 2011. Going by that pattern, we’re probably about seven months away from the Galaxy Note 5 reveal.

Size

Dimensions (row 1)
Dimensions (row 2)

When Samsung launched the original Galaxy Note, it was considered to be absurdly large – but it’s only 95 percent as tall as today’s model, the Note 4. The original Note was, however, wider than the Note 4: by 5 percent.

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