Showing posts with label Apple TV. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Apple TV. Show all posts

A “lightweight Xbox One” less powerful may be coming in 2016

Now an Xbox One Hardware Revision is rumored to be on the way
photo by technobuffalo

hardware revisions have to an expected part of the console life cycles for decades, but usually they are hardware updates meant that kick up sales and reduce costs of production. Now an Xbox One Hardware Revision is rumored to be on the way, but it does not sound like quite the same thing.

According to Microsoft blogger Brad Sams the Petri, rumors of a "lightweight Xbox One" were taking in recent months.


If he says easy, he does not speak of an elegant, optimized version like the Xbox 360s Slim edition, but it is slightly less powerful - get your jokes about the current Xbox one's Power ready for the "Comments" section - and less expensive.

The system, he says, is "a lightweight Xbox One, perhaps the only for Windows save games and compete with Apple TV." Similar rumors were floating around during the start window for the Xbox One a few years back, but obviously were scrapped. My guess is that if something like this was in the wings, the plans went out the window together with Microsoft's lead thanks to the Xbox One's a botched unveiling and release.

If this happens, we can look forward to seeing you in the second half of the year, which is the system was announced at E3.

If Microsoft is thinking about something like this, you need to make sure that it is not something that can be confused with the Xbox One. Add the consumer confusion of the system already lagging sales could be a severe blow to the console.

This is all rumor now, but it seems reasonable that Microsoft is encryption internally for each type to catch the Xbox brand to the revitalized play station name. Even if Spencer has admitted that the Xbox One is simply not catch up to the PlayStation 4, it makes sense, they were looking for ways to lift up the larger Xbox brand.

As for the Xbox One a proper revision if the system keeps pace with the 360, we would see that sometime in 2018 - the Xbox One such as the Xbox 360, received an Elite Edition Two years after release, and the 360s Slim edition hit in 2010, five years after.

source: technobuffalo

New Apple iPad case scheduled for October 16

New Apple iPad case scheduled
 

Apple has sent out invitations for a special event on 16 October, where the company is almost certain to submit updates this year air the iPad and the iPad Mini. The event, held on the campus of Apple in a much smaller than the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus Launch place, probably also include some updates to other Apple product lines, such as the iMac and Apple TV. There is a remote possibility that we will see something new and crazy on October 16, and a TV, but I think it is unlikely, given recent debut of Apple clock.
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Top Menu October 18 event is a new Apple iPad and iPad Mini with Retina Display Air. There is a rather persistent rumor that the next iPad Air - call it the iPad Air 2 if you like, or perhaps the Air Plus iPad - will feature a 12.9-inch screen. As with the iPhone 6, several sites have published leaked photos of what appears to be an iPad thinner air, lighter, and bigger.




It is unclear what Apple will do with the iPad Mini with Retina display, but is supposed to get thinner and lighter. No word on whether there will be a 9.7-inch version of the iPad 2 with Air Plus 5.5 iPhone 6 inches, it is arguable that the 7.9-inch iPad Mini makes a lot of sense - but we'll have to wait and see what Apple has on 16 October.
 

A new iMac with Retina display, updated Mac Mini and Apple TV?


Apple should also reveal some other product updates at the event on October 16. We can only guess what these products really could be - but a new 27-inch iMac with Retina (5120 × 2800) display is possible. Teasing invitation "was too long" may indicate that the event will focus primarily on products that have not been updated in a while - Apple TV, the Mac Mini and iPod Nano are overdue an update. Or maybe Apple is just being sarcastic, considering it was a great event just a couple of weeks ago to launch the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus.


The current Mac Mini was released way back in 2012
 

We could also see a MacBook Air with Retina display, or even a brand new product. Using the invitation of the original colors of the rainbow Apple could indicate that there will be a lot of things related to the Mac at the event - or maybe just stayed at my desk for too long now and I'm starting to see patterns where there are no none.

In any case, we're going to have some reporters at the Apple event in Cupertino on October 16, and we'll be live blogging here at ExtremeTech. Stay tuned!

iOS 8 How to: Monitor and track your battery usage

iOS 8 How to: Monitor and track your battery usage

 Have you ever wondered how much your battery is being used? Or have you ever wondered why sometimes when you use certain applications dramatically drains the battery? New in iOS 8 Configuration application is the ability to track usage of the battery for each application you have installed on your device. This method is very similar to track your cellular data usage. 

In iOS 7, which shows how much the battery has been used and how long the battery was on alert since last full charge, but does not define or describe how it was made. To monitor and track your battery usage on iOS 8, ​​first go to Settings.

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Then tap on General and after use.

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With iOS 8 by default, the battery percentage off. I recommend turning it on, and they immediately give you a better idea of what your battery life is so contrary to the image of the battery.

Touching on battery usage, is displayed the first time since last full charge. This information was available in iOS 7 Shows you use, how long has actually been committed to using the device and the screen will display pending the time the device has been idle and has not been used.

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f moves down further, there are suggestions to increase battery usage. One suggestion would be to reduce the brightness of the disply. Personally, I have my devices set to maximum brightness. I want to be able to fully enjoy the high definition Retina screen on my iPhone 6 and not force my eyes. As for the screen, another suggestion would be to allow automatic brightness automatically adjusts the screen brightness according to your environment. Another suggestion might show is to turn Wi-Fi. Using Wi-Fi to access the data, it uses less battery power a cellular network connection.

Also, you will see a list of applications and see how much the application uses the battery. This information can help you determine if you are constantly using certain applications or could be due to background activity. You can see the battery usage in the last 24 hours, or in the last 7 days.

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There are several reasons application use a lot of battery: 


  1. The application is constantly being used by you. In my example above, is precisely the case of Tweetbot. 
  2. The application is being used in the background. It could be the content download, upload content, use location services or streaming audio. In my example, the mail application is downloading new emails in the background. 
  3. The application is being used in an area with poor cell service. When this happens, it gets more work and drains the battery quickly. If this happens, the phone application appears in the list and a list of low signal appears. 
  4. The application does not work properly. For example, the application may be constantly crashing. Or just the application that is used, but however, is in the top of the list. 
  5. The application is using AirPlay. The application is audio streaming to AirPlay speakers or video to an Apple TV. 

By using this tool, a usage percentage is a percentage of the battery being used. For example, if your iPhone has 80% battery but lists that music has been used for 50%, that means that the music uses 10% of battery power. This tool must be used occasionally. I recommend checking that when you think that there are problems with the battery, which is faster than normal drainage, which then gives you an idea on how to solve any of the applications that are draining the battery.