Best accessories for big smartphone users

Samsung Gear VR makes virtual reality available to more consumers
Samsung Gear VR makes virtual reality available to more consumers, as long as they have a supporting Samsung mobile device.(Photo: Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd/USA TODAY)



LOGITECH KEYBOARD

what is it? They have all the thumb, but a small smartphone? You are not alone. Logitech Bluetooth multi-device Keyboard K480 ($49.99) makes it easy to type long documents or e-mails to any smartphone or tablet. No matter if you are on an iOS (iPad, iPhone, iPod touch), Android or Windows Device This portable keyboard can be used wirelessly with up to three different devices by turning the knob to the desired platform. This full-size QWERTY keyboard shortcut keys and also contains a built-in stand to support your device. Available are the colors of white and gray or black with yellow.


Logitech Keyboard
Logitech Keyboard (Photo: Logitech)

FITNESS meets fashion

if you are looking for a female fitness fan, but it has not the appearance of Activity Tracker as fitbit or Vivofit, consider the fashion-conscious Mira ($169.00), a stylish fitness bracelet can be worn as it is or by removing the OPAL to clip onto clothing. The Mira is one Steps, Calories, Distance and height, and while you can press to check the time and your daily progress on the LED display, info is also synchronized with the My Mira app on iOS and Android devices. The water-resistant Mira contains a battery and USB charging station. Choose your color and one of three sizes.


FITNESS meets fashion
Mira Bracelet is a fitness tracker that can also be detached and attached to a lapel. (Photo: Mira for USA TODAY)
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source: USA TODAY

The 10 best smartphone you can buy now

pick the best smartphone in the world is always a) incredibly hard and b) super fun. Fortunately. Since this is an iOS-centric site, you expect a Apple iPhone with the number 1 and they were right. But this is not sycophantic - in my other life as a producer and presenter of the phones show I do regularly top 5 features - and an iPhone is always in the top, because it is a top specced telephone, can be recommended as a response to the question "What should I buy a phone" without real precautions or possible recriminations. There are multiple iPhones here, plus more Android units, of course. And I would like to still stuck in one of the new flagship Lumias, with the exception that you still have a week away. Maybe next time.

Oh yes, and its rules of procedure. It would be a bit crazy to allow multiple iPhones in the exact same form factor in the top 10. So I do not allowed me to have both the "6s" and "6", for example. Ditto for the '6s Plus". It would be almost as bad as so that all the various storage variations! And I am not about colors and some of the Android phones are variations of one type or other - for the Top 10, reason will prevail!

As the criteria for the Top 10, it raw functionality, style and a solidly built, it is well supported software, flexibility and to a certain degree, value. But I have not let money cut too far - after all, almost every Android flagship is £200 cheaper a year (and sometimes even six months down the road), so if something is too expensive, then you just have to be patient! The prices for the Apple Iphone, of course, rarely change - but the helps at the other end of the property at the time of sale, in accordance resale value high.

10. Samsung Galaxy Note 4

starting with the Samsung Galaxy note 4, by some way the oldest smartphone in the top 10 but with very good reason. You can see that it is the last one of the "classical" Galaxy Reference line with the flexibility to many tendons: top specs all laps with replaceable battery and microSD expansion. With a device such as a note, it is a professional tool that needs with which you through thick and thin and i lost, the number of owners (including me) the note II., 3. and 4. Devices that are several batteries replace in a long and hard day. Yes, the industry seems to be floating in the direction of the sealed devices, a charge led in the last seven years from Apple but plug-in not charging devices, but good, non-game from 0% to 100% in 30 seconds by surcharges in a battery, made from a bag.

Samsung Galaxy Note 4

Away from the flexibility angle, the note 4 was the era of the QHD screen resolution, 3GB RAM, OIS and 4K video capture to a phone features, since more and more frequently. With the improved pin also the Note 4 had the game in the form of checklists geek. Heck, you can even clip on a qi-laden back to this as well.

9. Samsung Galaxy S6

Love 'em or hate 'em, than with the note 4 above that you cannot ignore the Samsung Galaxy range and the S6 (and his 'Edge' version, also shown below) a reboot from the appalling plas ticky (think of the elasto-plastic back?) The Galaxy S5 - a very decent phone in a $10 plastic housing. That Samsung decided to jet ison the replaceable battery and expandable memory as part of the reboot is regrettable (the latter will probably go for the S7 in the next year), but on the bright side we are now discussing a slim, iPhone-Style Metal unibody design, absolutely sees the part in 2015.

Comes for the ride is a surprisingly good camera, with OIS as in note 4 above, but further refined. The allied QHD AMOLED display, the S6 is something like an imaging power package. Touchwiz remains a bit annoying, but many of its features are really useful (e.g. hide applications in the App Drawer that you do not use) and at least some of the Samsung bloat is now preventable.

Samsung Galaxy S6

Better still, the fingerprint scanner now works properly, in contrast to the parody of the "5" indicates the full Qi and PMA wireless charging, plus the price of the S6 has fallen dramatically since the market introduction - there is not much cheaper than it is now and a good price-performance ratio.

8. Apple iPhone 5s,

what on earth is a 2013 Smartphone do in this mix? Good question. It is all about the form factor and features. Not everyone wants a great phone and most of the devices on this page have a screen that is 5.2 or greater. Excellent for playback of media and surf the web, but not so good when it comes to property and on the smartphone with one hand and not so good for tucking it unobtrusively into any pocket. Add the Apple Design 2014/2015 language (You can see the 6s below, don't worry), which is the form factor is all curves and there are still many fans of the straight-sided aluminum design that came with iPhone 5. (i would go so far that the steel version (4/4s) two years previously was more evident, but thicker and also had the glass back that most users ended devastating.)

Apple iPhone 5s

So, with the admittedly subjective point of view that the iPhone 5 Design is the 'best', in terms of compactness and pure density of the technology that is obviously a to plump for the iPhone 5s. This is the version with fast internals, much better camera (larger pixels to a larger aperture, "True Tones" dual-LED flash) and fingerprint sensor integrates the home key, all relative to the iPhone 5. For everything to do with security and authorisation (e.g. Apple pays), then the 5S is the starting point in the Apple iPhone family. And in contrast to the rule about Apple in the rule is not the lowering of prices, the 5S has in fact come down, all new, from £549 to £379 in the UK in the meantime two years. It is the cheapest way to get a fully functional new iPhone now. It is also generally available second hand, if the price is really a problem

7. Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge

another Samsung - that the three in the Top 10! There is a real 'wow' factor on the Samsung Galaxy edge (and yes, the small letter "e" is the official!) designs - held in the hand and especially artily photographed in dim room(!), they are breathtaking. In daily use, the phone is essentially identical to the galaxy S6 above, of course, and many of the same advantages and disadvantages, except that this is beautiful.

And great, I have the conveyor belt for the newer 'Edge' - it was against the rules to both variants have exactly the same size of the telephone and if you go all funny and have a curved front and flat back then why not everything in the form factor? The edge has a 5.7" screen by pushing it firmly into the "phablet' category, but without the stylus. But you do not need one, so again…. Why not?


Camera, processor, resolution, charging options, everything follows the established Galaxy S6 Pattern - the only exit is the welcome addition of an extra gigabytes of RAM - Samsung TouchWiz on QHD shielded devices too little was shown on a regular basis. This top of the line round - and also to purchase top dollar - but you knew that already, correct?

6. Sony Xperia Z5

after numerous redesigns and design iterations that we finally have the ultimate Sony Xperia - and it is a good "un. Beautiful design, excellent materials, a full 5.2" 1080p screen, a killer, camera and, crucially, 3GB RAM, whereas in the previous Xperias (and even the Z5 Compact) had to make do with 2GB. This makes all the difference in terms of performance and future security.*

* there is now also a Z5-premium, available in the next week or two, but this is much more expensive and has a crazy over-the-top 800 ppi screen - this is only appeal to foreign peoples with advanced vision as a mere human…

Sony Xperia Z5

the other internals impress - Front-mounted stereo speakers, 'super sampling' camera and an excellent site fingerprint scanner. I quibble about the lack of qi charge, but then the Z5 supports Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0 so that it is certainly not a deal breaker. The light of the nature of Sony Skin Android, the super power saving options (two days to a fee should be attainable), and the relative resistance to dust and water, all make the Z5 is a very good choice.

5. LG G4

there is an argument that the LG G4 is loaded with a heavy proprietary skin that there is too much plastic that is too expensive (it is not more, 6 months down the road, although) that the control keys are in the wrong place (on the rear side, but you do get used to them) that it… LG. But the company would come well in recent years and the G4 marks the point at which the technology as shoehorned in was impressive to ignore.

LG G4

LG was one of the companies defends QHD resolution screens and in the G4 there is also a completely new level of expertise in the areas of imaging, with detail even in low-light conditions, the excellent, thanks to the next generation of OIS, laser autofocus, a special 'color spectrum sensor' and a relatively large f/1.8 aperture. Also six months after its introduction, the competition has not yet caught up - if smartphone photography is your thing, then look no further.

LG G4 back

General specifications are also super, with a perfectly pitched Snapdragon 808 (no overheating) and 3GB of RAM plus some unique features in the 2015 Smartphone Flagship Canon - replaceable battery and microSD expansion - this is the flexible phone, Samsung owner of the past (and even the note 4 above) might want to gravitate. That the rear covers come in a variety of textures including Genuine leather) adds additional interest to an already impressive smartphone

4. Google Nexus 6P


Google Nexus 6P

Nexus 6P is the perfect…premium Nexus always released by Google since the foundation of the brand. After the use of potato camera for years on the Nexus smartphones, Google has finally get around to give what Android users have wanted for eons: Nexus a smartphone with a large camera and build quality. The aero grade aluminum chassis of the 6P exudes quality, although it is probably not necessarily survive a bend test.


The Nexus Imprint fingerprint scanner is located on the rear side is super fast and precise, while the front stereo speakers to play media on the 6P a joy to use. The iPhone 6s Plus may be better than the Nexus 6P in many aspects, but there are a few areas in which Apple can take some of the suggestions from the latter for the iPhone 7.

3. Apple iPhone 6S

Apple's challenge in 2014 was to come up with a way to bring much larger screens in the iPhone is a line-up that matching what Android world had been doing for years. A larger version of the existing aluminum unibody design would have been too heavy and would have felt "too large" in the hand, so Jony Ive and his team placed for curved edges rounded corners and a thinner profile as a whole. This meant that a 4.7" display (from 4") could be achieved with only 17g more weight. Finally the iPhone section could stand high with the best Android in the form factor and expectations.

The iPhone 6 has been a bestseller, of course, but the durability issues showed that Apple had perhaps diluted from aluminum just a little too much, plus another year of development enables the 6s, published a few months ago, have a faster internals, an even better camera again to an even faster Fingerprint Sensor, and - yes - more aluminum where it counts to the improvement of the robustness.

Apple iPhone 6s

The biggest innovation for the 6s was the addition of an additional screen layer, the introduction of 3D-touch" in the world, a way of adding peek and pop pressure-driven gestures in the iOS interface. It is early days in the application support for this technology, but it is show promise - see my full review for more details

2. Samsung Galaxy Note 5

Note 5 is a strange animal, but enormously high end as you would expect from the original phablet range, the Samsung used to test and showcase their latest technologies. And yes, the still includes an intelligent pin, here is better than ever. The 5.7"-QHD AMOLED display is breathtaking, the exynos processor and 3GB of RAM to produce super power, the camera is even better than in the galaxy S6 series mentioned (even if not completely on the G4's level), the structure is completely out of metal and glass - and in any case premium. Shaped curves around the pages (on the rear) make the phone easier to maintain than in previous Galaxy notes.

Samsung Galaxy Note 5

The fishing, as is well known, that the traditional note replaceable battery and customer support for the expansion card is… gone. With the aim of the restart of the banknote series as a premium design - hey, it even comes, as shown here in an iPhone-esque 'pink gold'! This is a problem for hardcore fans note, but then you can stick to the note 4, mentioned above, and are almost as a stellar experience so that maybe everyone at the end wins.

It makes little sense to chatter by further specifications, since the Note 5 has the lot to Qi or PMA wireless charging, depending on the market. And it is the market itself, is the limitation of note 5 now, because it is not officially available in large pieces of the world, including the United Kingdom, where this humble author lives.

1. Apple iPhone 6s Plus

with 5.5" screen option, Apple opens up the world of the iPhone to a whole range of new experiences. The "phablet" (Phone Tablet!) have been market expansion for a few years and the iPhone 6 plus was a great success, so iPhone owners are you into a world of glorious 1080p media and high resolution renders web page with absolutely zero load on the eyes. And as for the 6-to- 6S, 6s Plus accepts the new installations, the better camera, the faster a fingerprint scanner and the 3D-Touch functionality. Oh and the 6s Plus is also a much stronger, with the original 6 Plus, have been the most at risk from "miscreant bend-gate' antics.

Apple iPhone 6s Plus

But the size is only a part of the 6 Plus proposition and the same applies for 6s Plus. In addition to the higher resolution and superior OIS-camera, iOS itself works differently - almost everything (including the Home screen system) now works in landscape format to match a larger telephone, you may want to use in this way, for the viewing of media or, as shown below, for getting things done, with the help of a Bluetooth keyboard:

Apple iPhone 6s Plus Bluetooth keyboard

With an iPhone 6s Plus in this manner is eye-opening - not, you may want to iOS in this way on a phone all the time, but to know that it is possible and only on the 6 Plus and 6s Plus is only really very cool.

The larger size plus the additional aluminum for the strengthening, plus the 3D slices touch, they all have an influence on the weight, but it is worth it. This is a solid and large lumps in each case, but also a really capable of mini tablet computer, disguised as a mere "telephone". This and have to be proud of.

To let us know what you think is the best smartphone in the world, here in the comments below.

source: iphonehacks.com

Marshmallow 6.0.1 already hitting Android one devices

Marshmallow 6.0.1 already suggest Android one devices

now that marshmallow (Android 6.0) has been around for several weeks, it is not surprising that there is already an update 6.0.1 suggest some devices. In this particular case, said devices are select an Android handsets. According to reports, only a limited number of users have received the update, but so far. Take a look:

Android 6.0.1 become available for Android One


after a Google search, the model number is listed, H220 is the cherry mobile Android G1 for the Philippines. Strangely enough the Android Security patch level is from 1. December 2015 Despite today not only November 22, 2015. Provided that the roll-out is not a mistake, it seems to imply that Google has already finalized the updated integrated voice patch despite this month, just over one week left.

There is currently no information as to what this 6.0.1 update brings with it, but the general assumption about the Internet is that it closely with fixes and improvements of stability.

Phone Arena has reported that "HTC ROM Developer @LlabTooFeR has it, after 6.0.1, Google plans to roll out Android 6.1 Marshmallow, although this is likely to happen from next year." Assuming this is true, it would raise the question of whether Google release 6.0.1 to other equipment (e.g. the Nexus series) simply directly to 6.1.

We have more to this story as it develops, but now let us all our eyes open for any updates that may be the country in the next few weeks.

5 best clever iPhone tricks only power users know about

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To give the best experience for your users, Apple tons of features built into the iPhone. There are many undiscovered buried under the functions. Here are 5 tips and tricks for iPhone users to improve the way you use your iPhone.


Undo Typing iphone Error

    1. Undo Typing Error

we start with the old but good. Some of you may have this one, but here goes. Each time you accidentally delete your records or the input of the wrong kit, you can undo the error by shake your iPhone a little. The "Undo Typing" is displayed and all you have to do is tap Undo.





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 2.  Fast charging

apart from food, clothing and housing, modern people have another basic life need: load. The present life of the battery has not caught up to the way we use the gadgets. But they do not always have a night to charge the iPhone. The loading time is limited, switch to Airplane Mode to speed the load time. Even if you do not have enough time to the detriment of 100%, flight mode gives you more juice for the same amount of time.

   3.  Faster Selfies

you say the best camera in the world is the one with you. iphone have the reputation to the best of the best. But sometimes the tap on the screen trigger is not always the most intuitive way to photograph. While giving the idea from the Camera app+ , Apple iPhone users can use the plus sign (+) to the volume button to snap pictures. And if you use the earphones with you, you can use the plus (+) Volume button to do a semi-remote snapping.

    4.  Capture the screen

if a Picture Paints a Thousand Words, then perhaps to share what you see on your screen is more effective than explains it with words. A picture of something is displayed on the screen of your iPhone is as simple as pressing the home and the ON-OFF button. You can access the results on the Photos app.

   5.  Play music for a certain duration of time

you like to listen to some songs while you drift off to sleep, but you do not want to play the whole library until you wake up. What can you do? Film from the bottom of the screen to open the Timer. Set the desired time and choose "Stop Playing" of "timer-end" options. It is located at the lower end of the list.
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5 clever iPhone tricks only power users know about





Five Tips ​These barely scratch the surface, but they are the ones that I use often. If your favorite iPhone Tips are not listed, share them with the comment below.

Samsung now warns users not insert pen wrong way in Galaxy Note 5

Galaxy Note 5
photo by mashable

If you use a Samsung Galaxy Note 5, not insert the pin the wrong way. Samsung will now tell you so much with a new warning message.

after it was revealed that inserting the S stylus on the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 backwards would permanently damage the phone, Samsung responds by sticking a warning on the packaging, reports tech times. The warning is printed on the plastic screen protector that protects the screen in the packaging.

In previous iterations of the galaxy note, Samsung made it impossible for the S Pen inserted in its bracket back by connecting one end of the S Pen is larger than the other. For the galaxy note 5, Samsung has with this design, making it possible to insert the S Pen either way.

If the S Pen was inserted backwards, it could become stuck in the slot and the pin detection mechanism could be damaged. As a result, many of the Stylus features on the Galaxy Note 5 would be useless, even if the pen has been removed from its slot. An unfortunate design errors in an otherwise excellent phone.

The warning is almost impossible to miss as it appears in the upper right corner of the screen.

Now, as the first detected by a unboxing video from YouTube users J. Williams, Samsung includes a warning to users not to insert the S Pen backwards on the plastic foil of the phone.

Even if the user does not see the warning, Samsung has at least made it clear that the S pen should not be the wrong way.

Samsung will certainly design a fail safe for the next iteration of the galaxy note, but for now, a warning sign is all the protection of users. We hope that Samsung looks for a possible software update, your phone to sound a warning if the wrong end of the pin inserted on, but it might be hard to protection against false alarms.

Until then, Note 5 owners should be careful and probably fail give their phones to their children, even for short periods of time.

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 review


NVIDIA's new shield tablet is like the old, but cheaper

NVIDIA's new shield tablet is like the old, but cheaper
NVIDIA shield tablet 

NVIDIA's first shield tablet was a device that almost everything right: 

the 8-inch slate had a sharp display is flanked by two speakers, a surprisingly precise integrated stylus and a powerful 192-core Kepler K1 processor. At the time it was simply the best games Android device on the market, and a pretty darn good Media Tablet start - but NVIDIA quietly put the shielding on the pasture earlier this year. The company is preparing for the start of a new, more powerful shield tablet? No: it is that of the same slate back on the market, albeit with a reduced, $199 price and less fuss.

At a glance the new NVIDIA shield tablet K1 is a dead ringer for its $299 predecessor with almost identical chassis with the same ports, buttons and layout camera. There were a few improvements: NVIDIA replaces the shiny black font on the shield logo with brushed metal sign and the new tablet speakers are with rubberized grip surface. In fact, the only difference between the old and the new is screen tablet What is still missing.

If you select the check box for the NVIDIA shield tablet K1, they are presented only with the tablet and nothing else. No battery charger, no microUSB cable and no integrated stylus. NVIDIA told us the exclusions were part of the company are the efforts to reduce costs: Most consumers already have a tablet or mobile phone charger are around the house. Exit from the K1's box allows you to slash a few dollars from the total price. It is not a bad move, but you could catch a few unsuspecting consumers off guard. What is the pin? NVIDIA says the new tablet is still compatible with the shield direct pin 2, but now it is only available as an accessory. I spent some time with the K1 and confirmed that it works exactly as it is on the original Tablet - but it is no longer a slot in the cover of the chassis to hold the pen.

The people who already have a separate plate tablet have no reason for an upgrade to the K1, but new buyers may want to take a look. It is more than just a game device, it is a competitive Tablet in its own right -- and still lives up to every word that we wrote about the original in the last year. Well, almost every word: the K1 is only in a single configuration: a wifi model with 16GB internal memory (expandable to 128 GB via MicroSD). If you are a slate with LTE, look elsewhere.

NVIDIA Shield specs

specs

  • Game format Downloadable, Built-in game(s)
  • Screen size 5 inches
  • Touchscreen Capacitive [finger]
  • Online features Multiplayer, Store, Browser
  • Direction control D-pad, Thumb stick (2)
  • Released July 31, 2013

General

  • Game format Downloadable, Built-in game(s)

Display

  • Screen size 5 inches
  • Screen resolution 1280 x 720
  • Screen type LCD (Active, Color, Backlit)
  • Touchscreen Capacitive [finger]

Controls / accessories

  • Direction control D-pad, Thumb stick (2)
  • Other peripherals Video-out

Sound

  • Speakers Stereo
  • Audio jack 3.5mm

Media playback

  • Photo viewer
  • Image format support BMP, GIF, JPEG, PNG
  • Audio playback
  • Audio codec support AAC, MP3, WAV
  • Video playback
  • Video codec support MPEG-4

Networking / online service

  • WiFi 802.11 n
  • Online features Multiplayer, Store, Browser
  • Downloadable content Games, Game updates, TV shows, Movies, Music

Storage

  • Internal storage
  • Storage capacity
  • Memory card support
  • Memory card support microSD (microSDHC)

Hardware

  • USB 2.0 (1 ports)

Power

  • Battery size Rechargeable
  • Battery type Li-polymer

Pricing & availability

  • Availability Available
  • Released (US) July 31, 2013
  • Announced (US) January 7, 2013
  • Original price $299 USD

Colors

  • Black UPC: 857905002697
    Amazon ID (ASIN): B00E3667XQ

General info

Product site shield.nvidia.com/

source: engadget.com