Apple’s Live Streaming Upcoming Event in 16 October

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It’s really amazing to see that as soon as Apple announces an upcoming event, tech bloggers around the globe started analyzing, forecasting and blogging about it. But ultimately its only lucky guess that can work around with what app is going to deliver. So of the forecasts & expectations that are being made by the savvies and customers are:

New Mac Mini

This machine has been waiting for the almost a period of 2 years and have waited most among all the products in the apple’s bag, and this could expect a major upgrade in its technical specifications and designs. Mac Mini is one of the most preferred products in Apple store and most likes by small and medium organizations.
 

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Besides the expected upgrade to 802.11ac capability and Thunderbolt 2.0 the device can see major upgrade in designs which could be similar to Mac Pro released.

iMac: Retina

This is the second oldest member of the Mac family, the iMac. The current iMacs were released on November, 2012 for the 21.5-inch model and in January, 2013 for the 27-inch.
The designs are not expected to change but the technical specifications are definitely going to upgrade.
 

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Some of the upgrade in this product will be- Better display; Better aspect ratio; 4K display resolution; Better API, Apple could consider a UHD+ display for 217 PPI, keeping in mind the purchase-price parity. Of course, iMac will have Thunderbolt 2, greater storage, and more RAM as well as a faster CPU

iPad

iPad group of gamily are expected to grow in dimensions & storage along with loose thickness and weights along with the addition of Touch ID.

Mac OS X Yosemite

This is the most awaited and most expected family member of Apple. Apple recently releases its latest update on this and techies are anxiously waiting for new version on this.
 
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Apple TV

With the chromecast emerging in this industry with all the amazing apps to support, Apple need to look into its forgotten product line, Apple TV. Apple needs to relook at its.

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There has been some speculation that with the release of ID touch, Apple could deliver an alternative solution to cable TV or at least something to work around it. Anyways this is one of the areas where its counterpart is gaining its stability at an exponential rate, and Apple has to do something amazing to retain and grow in this market.

Whatever they are going to do on October 16, its definitely going to be a surprise for all of us as Apple has always been able to do so in past. With the recent launch of iPhone 6 and watches along with Touch ID and Apple Pay, every fan of Apple is waiting to see more from them.

Adobe Partnership Could Be a Game Changer for Microsoft’s Surface Pro 3

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Microsoft’s problem with mobile has largely been a software one. As the company has learned, it’s not enough to make powerful tablets or phones if the software isn’t there to support it.
But Adobe might be able to help.

In Keynote presentation at Adobe’s Max conference, that it was clear the two companies have a closer partnership than ever, which may signal big changes for Microsoft’s Surface platform.
That the two would want to work together closely is not a surprise. Microsoft’s Surface Pro 3 has much more advanced software capabilities than iPads another tablets — ideal for resource hungry applications like Photoshop and Illustrator.

On the software side, Adobe rolled out a new version of Illustrator optimized for the Surface Pro 3. “This touch workspace lets designers create on the go what they could once only accomplish sitting at their studio workbench before,This new workspace exposes the core tools and controls for drawing and editing, making it super simple to start creating with pen and touch.”
 


 

The two companies also showed off Project Animal, a new animation app that has Kinect-like face and speech recognition and gesture tracking capabilities. Adobe executives hinted that users can expect more application software like Animal in the future.

Adobe also previewed a new touch workspace in Photoshop on the Surface Pro 3, nicknamed “Playground.” Playground has all the power of Photoshop on the desktop, says Adobe, but a completely redesigned, touch-enabled, user interface.

One Playground feature, Layer Inspector, allows users to navigate between layers by swiping across them on their screen. The layers can also be picked up and rearranged solely with touch gestures.

“The thing when we created Surface Pro 3 was to get touch and keyboard and mouse to be seamless and natural as a way to enhance productivity,” Nadella said during the demo.

It’s not completely clear what the partnership between the two companies means for now— Nadella described it as having “new energy,” but didn’t elaborate on specifics. And Adobe is by no means shifting away from Apple (many of Adobe’s mobile apps are still iOS only.) But both CEOs made it clear they were committed to working together on innovative creativity applications.

How To Downgrade iOS 8.0.1 Back to iOS 8

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Apple has recently launched iPhone 6 and 6 plus, which became the most talked about product this year. Apple took a giant leap in regards with the software as well as the hardware perspective be it the camera of the new iPhone or the new payment features on the new device.

It’s been a month only and iPhone 6 in that iOS has already encounter problem with its software. The new operating system has an upgrade iOS 8.0.1 which cripples the cellular services of the device. Moreover, the touch ID of the system is bugged by the new upgrade. The upgrade made the device nothing but highly overpriced iPod which can only be used to run media services.

The new upgrade 8.0.1 was for the new features added previously to the 8.0. These were addressed HealthKit, health tracking app and to the photo application which was causing problem in associating with some other applications in the device. Although, the upgrade was necessary but the solution comes out as a complete disaster for the entire system. The phone is unable to solve the issue by restoring the phone.

However, downgrading the iPhone6 to previous version iOS 8.0 would help the iPhone users to get back their original phone back to working. It is highly advisable to the users to not to update their iPhone6 to iOS 8.0.1.

Although, Apple has announced its investigation on this, here are the steps that you can take to start back your iPhone 6.

1. Make sure you have taken the backup of your phone data and have latest version of iTune.
2. Switch off “Find my iPhone” in Settings > iCloud
3. Download iOS 8 for your iPhone.
4. Launch iTune on your computer and connect your phone to computer via cable.
5. For Mac: Hold Option (Mac) and click on “Check for Update”. For PC: Shift (Windows) and click on “Check for Update”.
6. Choose the iOS 8 firmware file (.ispw) you downloaded in Step 03.
7. Wait till iTune works.
8. Once you’re done, turn “Find my iPhone” back on.
This should make your iPhone back to its feet. If the problem may persist you should visit to nearest service center. It is however advisable to wait for the next update from Apple.

Android L will offer iOS 8-like data encryption as a default security measure

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A day after Apple detailed its new privacy measures; Google has opened up about its own plans to boost security on Android. The company will enable data encryption by default on devices running on Android L, which means all data will be inaccessible unless the person has the decryption key.

Google has already been offering data encryption on certain Android devices, but it has been an optional feature. With the release of Android L later this year, the security feature will be enabled by default when a person activates a new device.

“For over three years Android has offered encryption, and keys are not stored off of the device, so they cannot be shared with law enforcement,“As part of our next Android release, encryption will be enabled by default out of the box, so you won’t even have to think about turning it on.”

Apple too is using data encryption on all iOS devices running on the latest operating system. The iOS 8 update was released for iPhones, iPad and iPod touch. Apple claims that its new security measures are watertight, and even it can’t bypass a user’s passcode to access data. These new measures come weeks after a hacker got access to iCloud accounts of a few Hollywood actresses and posted their intimate photos on the Internet.

In addition to data encryption, Android L will also bring in a host of changes and improvements, chief among which will relate to the design. Google calls it Material Design, and it boasts a flatter look and smooth animations. Here’s a detailed list of all the features introduced on the Android L update. Google has however not revealed a specific date for the release of Android L.

Apple’s iOS 8 available for iPhones, iPad and iPod touch

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Along with unveiling the new iPhones and the Apple Watch last week, Apple also announced that its latest iteration of iOS will be released. Right on cue, iOS 8 is now available for iPhones,iPad and iPod touch.

iOS 8 is available on a bunch of devices including the iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C, iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPod touch 5th generation, iPad Air, iPad with Retina display, iPad mini with Retina display, iPad mini, and the iPad 2. The recently announced iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus will come with iOS 8 pre-installed.

To update your Apple device, go to Settings -> General -> Software Update. Alternatively, with your iOS device plugged into your computer, go to iTunes, and on the Summary Page, Before you update your iOS devices though, here are a couple of steps you should follow to ensure a smooth transition.

While iOS 8 may not be as revolutionary an update as iOS 7, it still brings in a lot of new features and improvements. Some of the new features include extensions, widgets, interactive notifications, and continuity among others.

As with major iOS releases, expect a lot of server traffic the moment the operating system is released. In other words, your iOS device will find it difficult to connect to Apple servers to download the OS update users.

Microsoft’s OneNote now available for Android Wear smartwatches

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Microsoft’s popular note-taking app OneNote is now available on Google’s wearable operating system Android Wear, Microsoft announced in a blog post.

Users who have Android Wear smartwatches will be able to record notes using OneNote by saying “OK Google, take a note,”. The app is now live on Google Play Store, and requires you to have Android phone running Android 4.3 or above paired with Android Wear watch.

Microsoft remains committed at offering its products and services to a vast majority of operating systems. OneNote is also available for Nokia X platform, and recently launched Amazon Fire phone.

At the sidelines of this announcement, Microsoft also said that it is improving its OneNote app for iOS platform, in accordance with iOS 8 software. With this new update, users will be able to clip content from Safari and other apps to OneNote.

Windows Phone users also have something to cheer about. The company has updated the Office Lens app which now allows you to convert images into Office files.

 

Microsoft buys Minecraft-maker Mojang for $2.5 billion

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Microsoft is buying Swedish-based game development company Mojang, best known for its multi-platform successful title Minecraft for a whopping sum of $2.5 million, Xbox chief Phil Spencer wrote on Xbox Wire. The confirmation comes a week after two rumors stated such possibility. As the two companies ink a deal, Mojang says its founders — including Minecraft creator Markus “Notch” Persson — are leaving the company to pursue new ventures.

Microsoft has promised that it will keep the brand independent and let it continue to develop games for other platforms. Phil Spencer says that the two company started talking about merging possibilities when they met for Minecraft’s Xbox One launch.

“Minecraft quickly became the top online game on Xbox Live, with over two billion hours played on Xbox 360 in the last two years. That working relationship set the ground-work for other opportunities. We’ve long seen the incredible potential of Minecraft,” he said.

“At Microsoft, we believe in the power of content to unite people. Minecraft adds diversity to our game portfolio and helps us reach new gamers across multiple platforms. Gaming is the top activity across devices and we see great potential to continue to grow the Minecraft community and nurture the franchise. That is why we plan to continue to make Minecraft available across platforms – including iOS, Android and PlayStation, in addition to Xbox and PC.”
Minecraft is available across several platforms, and as of June 2014 has sold 54 million copies since launch. The open-world Minecraft is much more than just being games. People have used it educate, as well as for wedding themes among many other things.

Minecraft was founded by Markus Persson in 2010, who notably has sullen relationship with Microsoft.

Google to launch Android One in India today

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Google will launch the Android One initiative at an event in New Delhi, and also launch the first smartphones. These smartphones have been built by Google’s hardware partners that include domestic smartphone vendors like Micromax, Spice and Karbonn.

Android chief Sundar Pichai first announced Android One at I/O earlier this year and will also be the one initiating the proceedings today. The initiative is Google’s vision of bringing a great Android experience with timely software updates to $100 smartphones. Android One will be first launched in India, and then will be launched globally.

As mentioned above, Google has partnered Micromax, Spice and Karbonn to launch Android One smartphones in the country. The search giant has offered hardware reference designs and software to its partners to come up with the smartphones. Thanks to a leak by Flipkart we know Spice’s smartphone will be called Android One Dream UNO Mi-498 and will feature a 4.5-inch FWVGA display, and 1.3GHz MediaTek quad-core processor paired with 1GB of RAM. Also included will be a 5-megapixel rear camera, 2-megapixel front-facing camera, 4GB internal storage, microSD card slot, and a 1,700mAh battery.

 
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While Micromax and Karbonn have kept their cards close to their chests, their smartphone too will boast similar specifications. As for pricing, the three smartphones will retail in the Rs 6,000 and Rs 7,000 price range.

Google has tied up with online retailers like Flipkart, Snapdeal and Amazon India to sell these smartphones. Micromax will sell its Android One smartphone on Amazon India, Spice on Flipkart and Karbonn on Snapdeal. The smartphones will go on sale on the e-commerce site at 03:30PM today.
These smartphones will be exclusively available on the e-commerce sites for around 15 days, and after that they will also be available on brick and mortar stores.

Google Releases First Android Apps for Chromebooks

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Google announce in the earlier I/O conference meeting the first Android apps for Chromebook have arrived.

Google’s Chrome OS can now run the Vine, Evernote, Duolingo and Sight Words Android apps on their desktops.The project is part of Google’s broader effort to make Android and Chrome OS a more unified experience.

The four apps include language-learning service Duolingo, note-taking app Evernote, video sharing platform Vine, and an app called Sight Words that helps toddlers’ improve their reading skills.

The company says that it will soon be releasing more Android apps that will run on Chrome OS. We bet that Flipboard will be one of the apps that is included in the next batch. Google had demoed the magazine-style reading app running on Chrome OS at I/O earlier this year. “Over the coming months, we’ll be working with a select group of Android developers to add more of your favorite apps so you’ll have a more seamless experience across your Android phone and Chromebook,” the company said in its announcement.
 

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Google has explained that these Android apps are not simply ported to the Chrome OS platform, but instead they have added several features to Chrome OS to make it run Android apps using Native Client. These apps are available on Chrome Web Store and after installation they all show up in the launcher, just like other Chrome apps.

This feature was widely expected, especially when Chrome chief Sundar Pichai took command of Android too. Among many other forthcoming features, Chromebooks will soon display your phone’s notification too, and let you unlock your notebook with your Android device. The divide between PC and mobile continues to blur.

Apple iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus Specifications,and Features

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Apple Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook has finally unveiled the next iPhones: iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus. They’re larger, slimmer, costlier, rich featured, boast more storage, and are more powerful.

Specifications-

The specifications of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 plus seeing the growing consumer demand for larger screen, Apple too upped the screen sizes of its iPhones. The iPhone 6 sports 4.7-inch with screen resolution of 1334 x 750, while the iPhone 6 Plus sports full HD — 1,920×1,080 pixels resolution. “They’re ‘Retina HD’ displays” Schiller said.
The iPhone 6 has 38 percent pixel density, while the iPhone 6 Plus has as many as 185% more pixels. On the connectivity front, the iPhone 6 supports 20 LTE bands, with speed going up to 150 Mbps. Apple is also bringing support for VoLTE (Voice over LTE), which will enhance the quality of the calls. ”We’re working with a lot of carriers around the world.”

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Apple is also introducing a slew of new features. A feature called “Reachability” will allow users to double-tap on the home button to bring the display down so that you can reach the top buttons.
As previously learned, the iPhone 6 Plus is capable of running apps in landscape mode. A feature which will allow users to have 2 panes in several apps, good for productivity enthusiasts.
Near-field-communication, or NFC has been available on Android and Windows Phones for quite some time now, and today, the new iPhone’s support it too. The technology has myriad of applications, Apple is using it to make wireless payments.

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The megapixel count hasn’t gone up as the iPhone 6 handsets still come with 8-megapixel camera. However, the camera has become powerful. Much like HTC, Apple has emphasized on the details of the picture. The new 8-megapixel camera comes with a f/2.2 aperture and 1.5µ pixels. The new camera makes it easier to take HDR pictures, and makes the shooting process faster.

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