Skip to main content


Showing posts from September, 2021

Apple Maps to offer 3D city view and other new features with iOS 15 release

Pic Credit: Apple With the release of iOS 15, Apple Maps got its most significant overhaul yet, with a city experience that includes rich details, improved navigation, immersive walking directions in augmented reality, and much more. Apple's Maps app is slowly but steadily adding 3D city views. You can now pinch and zoom your way through a three-dimensional rendering of London starting today. As part of the iOS 15 release, Apple turned on the experience in New York, San Francisco, and Los Angeles last week. By the end of the year, the feature will be available in Washington, DC, San Diego, and Philadelphia. Next year, Apple will launch 3D maps in Montreal, Toronto, and Vancouver. Apple Maps users, on the other hand, will be able to see more details for locations across the city, including their neighborhoods, business districts, marinas, buildings, and more, as well as elevation details, new road labels, and even custom-designed landmarks, according to the company. Apple Ma

Apple’s iOS 15 is now available to download – here’s how to get it

Pic Credit: Apple If you've been waiting patiently for the arrival of iOS 15 and the new features that come with it, you'll be happy to hear that Apple has started rolling out the new operating system. You'll be able to get the latest version if you have an iPhone 6s or newer, which includes features like Live Text, updated Find My, FaceTime improvements, and more. The software update arrives just days before the iPhone 13 is unveiled to the public. New ways to stay connected, major enhancements to help users focus and explore, and intelligent tools to help people get more done with their iPhones are all included in iOS 15. New features such as Live Text make advantage of on-device intelligence to display important information, while Maps updates provide totally new ways to navigate the world, among other things. FaceTime is far more advanced than it has ever been, allowing users to communicate with anyone at any time. The audio and visual elements of FaceTime have be

Xiaomi Launched Pad 5 Tablet with 120Hz Display and Snapdragon 860 SOC

Pic Credit: Xiaomi Xiaomi has decided to bring its newest tablet series to European shores just a day after Apple's iPad and iPad Mini refresh. The Mi Pad 5 4G, Mi Pad 5 Pro, and Mi Pad 5 Pro 5G were released in Xiaomi's home market earlier this month, but the rest of the globe will only get one variant. Xiaomi has rebranded the Mi Pad 5 4G as the Pad 5 without making any hardware changes, as far as we can determine. The Pad 5 was created with productivity in mind, with the intent of becoming a tool for people who work or study from home. It includes the company's Smart Pen, which can be used to take notes or take screenshots fast using the function keys. The Xiaomi Pad 5 is an 11-inch tablet with a WQHD+ 120Hz display, quad speakers, 6GB of RAM, and a Snapdragon 860 chipset – Qualcomm's flagship SoC from 2019. The IPS panel is housed in a Cosmic Gray or Pearl White chassis measuring 254.69 x 166.25 x 6.85 mm. The big display is complemented by four speakers that

Apple announced new iPhone 13 lineup with an A15 Bionic Chip, Improved Cameras, and Cinematic Mode

Pic Credit: Apple The wait is finally over for Apple enthusiasts. Apple announced its new iPhone 13 smartphone lineup on Tuesday, following more than a year of leaks and rumors. All of the iPhone 13 models, including the iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Pro, and iPhone 13 Pro Max, have been released. The Apple Watch Series 7, as well as the AirPods 3 are now available for purchase. The iPhone 13 Mini has a 5.4-inch display, whereas the iPhone 13 has a 6.1-inch OLED display. The iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max variants have 6.1-inch and 6.7-inch OLED panels, respectively, although the Pro models have a faster refresh rate of 120Hz. The iPhone 13 bears a similar design to its predecessor, but the Face ID notch on top is 20% smaller this year. The A15 Bionic CPU is featured in the iPhone 13, as well as the iPad Mini, which was announced earlier at Apple's event. According to Apple, the A15 is a 6-core processor with two high-performance cores and four high-efficiency cores. It's mad

Qualcomm aptX Lossless: Everything you need to know

  Qualcomm launched aptX Lossless, a new feature of aptX Adaptive that offers CD-quality lossless audio via Bluetooth. AptX Lossless claims to produce theoretically bit-for-bit CD-quality audio at 16bit/44.1kHz, with bit rate scalability ranging from 1Mb/s to 140Kbit/s. When audio is encoded and decoded with aptX Lossless, Qualcomm claims no data is lost. When aptX Adaptive recognizes that the source file is lossless, the lossless audio option is automatically enabled. aptX Adaptive works in collaboration with Qualcomm's "Qualcomm Bluetooth High Speed Link" technology to enable data throughput over 1Mbits/s and CD-quality lossless music. It easily scaled down to 140kbits/s in congested areas to avoid audio dropouts and glitches. It's important to note that aptX Lossless isn't a brand-new Bluetooth codec. It's actually a component of the aptX Adaptive codec. To begin with, aptX Adaptive is a highly scalable Bluetooth codec that supports variable bitrates, minim

Google Drive now supports Offline Mode for All File Types

Pic Credit: Google When it comes to cloud storage, Google Drive is one of the most popular options. Google is constantly improving the app's overall experience. In a blog post , the company announced the notable update on Google Drive which now supports an offline mode. Offline access to PDFs, Office files, and images is now available in Google Drive. To do so, the files must first be tagged as offline. Users will be able to open files in their browsers even if they are not connected to the internet. Back in 2019, Google began beta testing a feature that allowed users to select non-Google file types as being available offline when using Google Drive on the web. Users can browse documents marked for offline viewing even if they don't have access to the Internet. Everyone can now use the feature now that it is widely available. ChromeOS users may now use their Chromebook to browse the Files app and choose Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides files for offline access. For ChromeOS user

How to transfer WhatsApp chats from iPhone to Samsung phone

Pic Credit: WhatsApp WhatsApp is finally allowing you to transfer your WhatsApp chat history from an iPhone to an Android device. We've been hearing rumors of a WhatsApp iOS-Android migration tool since April, but the Facebook-owned company has yet to acknowledge it. However, we now have confirmation that the feature exists and will be available first on Samsung's newest foldables. The latest update should help mitigate one of WhatsApp's most irritating issues: the fact that your chat history has never been officially transferable between mobile operating systems. If you utilize WhatsApp's cloud backup option, your iOS conversation history is saved in iCloud, while Android chat histories are saved in Google Drive, which means you can only transfer your chats across phones that run the same operating system. According to WhatsApp, the new feature will initially allow transfers from iOS to Samsung's new foldables, and will then allow transfers to Samsung devices runni

Telegram 8.0 update brings unlimited live streams and other new features

Telegram has released a new version that adds lots of new features to its instant messaging platform. While the previous version focused on improving video calling , this one adds unlimited live streams, the ability to remove captions and hide the sender's name when forwarding messages, an updated sticker panel, and more. Telegram has removed the user cap on group video calls with the latest release. Now, group video calls can be broadcast to an almost unlimited number of people. Viewers can raise their hand in a live stream to indicate the admins that they want to join the broadcast, similar to voice chats. Pic Credit: Telegram In Telegram, we now have so-called "flexible forwarding," which allows you to display or hide the caption and sender before hitting "forward." In case you mistakenly tapped the wrong conversation, you can change the recipient from the preview pane. Following that, trending stickers are now more visible and displayed above “Recently