Lenovo's latest Android tablet is really a budget laptop

The Yoga A12 could be better than an entry-level PC in the right circumstances.




The tablet market is increasingly skewing toward laptop replacements, but what if you want a replacement for a low-cost laptop? Lenovo thinks it has the answer. It's introducing the Yoga A12, a 12.2-inch tablet that's really a budget convertible laptop for the Android crowd. 



Think of it as a lower-priced but larger alternative to the Yoga Book. You won't find the earlier model's pen input or Windows 10 option, but you'll still get a very portable design (it's 0.21 inches thick at its slimmest point) that can fold into a slate when you're watching Netflix, or a laptop when you need to get work done. The trick, as with the Yoga Book, is a flat touch-sensitive keyboard that eliminates some of the usual physical bulk. We found the Book's keyboard hard to get used to, but it might be easier on the A12's larger, more comfortable surface

The A12 still has an Atom x5 chip powering things, although Lenovo has cut the memory and storage in half to 2GB and 32GB respectively. You'll also get a 13-hour claimed battery life. This is clearly meant more for browsing and the occasional productivity app than someone intending to use the tablet as their main computer. You might not mind so much when you see the price, though: the new Yoga will start at $299 when it goes on sale February 8th. That's just inexpensive enough that it could be a compelling alternative to a conventional entry-level laptop -- it doesn't have the performance or software of Windows portables, but it'll be easier to carry and more flexible.


Lenovo's Yoga A12 is super-slim budget version of the Yoga Book


Lenovo's Yoga Book was received well by internet, with many praising its unique and innovative design, but criticising the software. The Chinese company is back again with a new Android tablet that builds on the Book's success, the A12, with a larger screen and a modified version of Android on board.

The A12 has a 12.2-inch screen, with an Intel Atom x5 chip, 2GB RAM, and 32GB storage inside. Sadly, there's no pen input here, and no option for Windows 10 or Chrome OS. However, the key draw is the halo keyboard pioneered on the Yoga Book, and the now-expected 360° hinge. The 12.2-inch screen should help with the feeling of cramped space on the original Book, and at 5.4mm thick at the tablet's slimmest edge, and weighing under a kilogram, it's certainly portable. It runs a modification of Android which has a hybrid multi-tasking UI, comprised of three panes for apps, although Lenovo have declined to state exactly which version of Android the A12 runs.

The Lenovo Yoga A12 will be available on February 8th in gunmetal grey or rose gold colors. It costs $299 for the base model, and will be for sale on Lenovo's online store.



source: Lenovo
            engadget.com


iOS cracking tools reportedly used by FBI released to public

iOS cracking tools reportedly used by FBI released to public
Last year, the FBI ordered Apple to help crack the iPhone 5c owned by Syed Farook, one of the shooters in the 2015 attacks in San Bernardino. Apple refused, and the FBI reportedly worked with Cellebrite, an Israeli firm that specializes in mobile security. According to a statement from Celelbrite last month, a hacker breached one of its legacy servers. Now the hacker has released some of that data as a warning to the FBI.
The data released includes code that seems to relate to Cellebrite's Universal Forensic Extraction Device (UFED), and can allegedly crack older iPhones like the 5c as well as Android and Blackberry devices.
Speaking anonymously to Motherboardthe hacker explained that simply creating these tools makes their release inevitable, where they can be used by anyone with technical knowledge, including oppressive regimes around the world.
"It's important to demonstrate that when you create these tools, they will make it out. History should make that clear," they told Motherboard.
The ReadMe files on Pastebin.
Claiming to have taken the tools from Cellebrite's own servers, the hacker says they were able to get into the encrypted files and post them on Pastebin, a popular code repository. Some of the code seems to have been lifted from publically accessible jailbreaking code, as well.
A spokesperson for the firm told Motherboard that the files did not include source code, only packaging information.
Apple CEO Tim Cook said at the time that creating this type of "backdoor" software would be "terrible for public safety."
While the currently released cracking tools do not include ways to break into current device models, the warning is clear: Once made, tools like this don't stay private for long.
source: engadget.com

Nokia’s Android Phones Leak : 2K Display with Snapdragon 820

Nokia may finally be coming back, this time with a vengeance. The two phones leaked of the Finnish Manufacturer making a mega comeback, include a smaller 5.2-inch display model and a larger 5.5-inch model.

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Both have a 2K display and will come with the Z-Launcher System UI based on the latest .0 Nougat (Android N). Specs wise the two phones will be powered by Snapdragon 820 chipset an IP68 Waterproof and Dustproof protected all metal body, so goodbye polycarbonate. The Previous leak of Nokia seems to fall into place here.

Nokia Prototype feature phone

Nokia Prototype feature phone

The bigger sibling of the two is reportedly sporting a 22 MP camera and will launch at a price of US $ 500  ( Rs. 34000) . The company will launch the phones at the end of the year post the official Android Nougat reveal in two months.

By that time smartphones will be working on the next Qualcomm Snapdragon 823/821. In effect Nokia will be late as usual to the party, however this time with a more meaningful product.

Written by Deviana
Source: igyaan.in

The Galaxy S7 Edge may have just made me a Samsung convert

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Historically, I’ve had a begrudging respect for Samsung flagships. I can objectively acknowledge the company makes very good, extremely popular phones, but I’ve never felt that the Korean manufacturer got everything right in a Galaxy S device. I’m not the easiest person to please, admittedly, but I’m finding myself irresistibly drawn to the Galaxy S7 Edge like never before.
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With every previous Galaxy S phone I’ve always found a few too many decisions I didn’t like, missing features I desperately wanted or gimmicky add-ons I saw no use in. Despite the way the world fawned over the Galaxy S6 Edge, even it didn’t tickle my fancy because I thought it was largely unnecessary. The edge was new but it had no real purpose. If anything, I thought the S6 was the better option.
Samsung's latest flagships all sport the formidable Mali-T760 GPU
The S6 Edge felt awkward with that sharp edge on the back, had a largely useless edge display, had dropped three popular Samsung features found in the Galaxy S5 – microSD support, water-resistance and a removable battery – and cost too much more money for what I saw as no added benefit. As good as the phone was in terms of performance and camera, it was still not a phone I would spend my own money on.
For fairly obvious reasons, I’ve been a Nexus user since the Nexus 4 and have rarely looked elsewhere for a daily driver. Sure, I review phones and familiarize myself with new UIs, features and settings of other OEMs but I always come back to my Nexus. But Samsung has recently started making the kinds of decisions I have been wanting for a long time: less bloat, fewer gimmicky features, a cleaner, faster, more refined TouchWiz and so on.
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The Galaxy S6 was a big step forward for Samsung, at least in my eyes. The design didn’t really appeal to me, but at least it replaced the atrocious design found in the Galaxy S5. TouchWiz went from a half-baked mess to a rebuilt and tidied up interface. The finger scanner was much better, there was less bloat and gimmicks and more of a focus on the core experience. But there were still too many things I didn’t like about the S6 for me to want it in my pocket long term.
But all that has changed with the Galaxy S7 Edge. The design is basically the same as the S6 Edge, and it still doesn’t really appeal to me, but the camera bump has been significantly reduced and a 40% larger battery crammed in. The addition of the curved edges on the back from the Galaxy Note 5 has made the device much more comfortable to hold and it even seems as though the glass back handles fingerprints a tiny bit better (although the new Galaxies are still pretty bad).
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TouchWiz has never looked better and Samsung has learned the valuable lesson of providing toggles and options for mostly everything. Android users don’t want features forced on them. We want the option to use the ones we want and get rid of the ones we don’t. The Galaxy S7 has so many customizable features and settings I can honestly say I could live with TouchWiz on the S7 Edge without hating my life. Even the Flipboard screen isn’t so laggy you want to die (but you should still disable it straight out of the box).
Simply put, the Galaxy S7 Edge is as close to the perfect smartphone as Samsung has ever come.
There’s app icon layout options for the home screen, an app drawer-less option, Always On Display, very nice game optimization settings, the S7 and S7 Edge have significantly larger batteries than their predecessors, have reintroduced the microSD card slot and added an IP68 waterproof rating.
The S7 Edge now has improved edge functions like customizable shortcuts and actions, a vertically scrolling news ticker and the promise of more now that third-party developers are encouraged to join the party. The S7 also has massively improved low-light camera performance and insanely fast auto-focus, thanks to the dual-pixel sensor. The Galaxy S7 Edge is, quite simply, the Samsung phone I have always wanted the company to make. For a long-time Samsung cynic to admit this fact demonstrates just how many right decisions Samsung made on the Galaxy S7 Edge.
Of course, there are always a few things I don't entirely like about any phone, no matter who makes it, and the same is true of the Galaxy S7 Edge. It's just that the list is very short and pretty negligible. The lack of USB Type-C seems a strange choice (understandably made because of Gear VR compatibility), fingerprints are still a problem on the back and Samsung is still absurdly dedicated to a physical Home button.
I can't tell you if the finger scanner is actually better because Samsung blocked access to lock screen options on the demo units (which are required for registering fingerprints). Battery life will largely remain a mystery until review units are shipped, even if the big capacity bump is very welcome and shows great promise. Simply put, the Galaxy S7 Edge is as close to the perfect smartphone as Samsung has ever come.
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As much as I'm happy to confess I want the Galaxy S7 Edge like I've never wanted a Galaxy device before, the last great hurdle for Samsung to win my admiration is to get Android updates out a lot faster. That's a whole other kettle of fish though, and an argument best saved for another day. But as far as the Galaxy S7 Edge is concerned, I can finally say: Samsung, shut up and take my money.

What was your favorite Galaxy device? What do you think of the Galaxy S7 Edge?

source: androidauthority 

Android Apps win downloads, iOS apps win money

Google there are a growing number of users, Apple continues to grow sales


IOS Vs ANDROID

of the established narrative with mobile technology is that Google's Android dominates in terms of the sheer number of users and devices, but Apple iOS collects the lion's share of the profits. Nothing changed on this situation in the year 2015, after app Annie's annual report, with the trends are actually always more exaggerated. Android its flight path of amazing growth and reaches approximately twice the app downloads of the nemesis plateaued iOS, seems to have in the last few years.

ios app Vs google play

The Google App Annie explains expansion as driven by the emerging countries such as India, Mexico and Turkey, which is always more access to cheaper and more powerful Android handsets. The Google games store has also shown strong in the United States says the app analytics company. Apple is still very much in the lead when it comes to the economically important metric of App revenue. In 2015, 75 percent of iOS collected more income than Android, the due to the diffusion of the subscription services and in-app purchases. China, in particular has been the source of "incredible profits" for Apple, which recorded an increase of 20 percent in downloads between 2014 and 2015 and a doubling of sales in the country.

source: theverge

10 tips for smartphone users to extend the smartphone life

extend the smartphone life
10 tips for smartphone users to extend the smartphone life
these 10 tips are really helpful for regular Smartphones, for the long life of your expensive or less expensive variant smartphones, the main focus in this to maintain the smartphone performance from the beginning.

smartphone in your hand seems to be a sensitive or you can say that it is a very sensitive material or something in the hand can damage in a second, but really the question arises, they truly want to ignore the following points? Probably the answer in no your smartphone seems equally little baby and some things that you must observe, bottom right away so that you last your baby for a long time.

What you do with your smartphone are listed below and what they really not to do with your smartphone is also extremely important.


1. You rarely turn your smartphone


You rarely turn your smartphone

the most important things you should do with your smartphone is to turn it off" every weekend, i.e. at least once per week if you turn off your smartphone otherwise the battery of your smartphone you need more charge and die faster than the normal way to the cause of the problem is very easy to install with your smartphone screen only switched on all the time will make your smartphone more boring life, or otherwise simply charge your smartphone with unused battery is your battery overheating at the time of the use of certain, draining from your smartphone battery is faster,

what should you do?






You should always turn off your smartphone at once a week, you should not wake up your smartphone all the time to change never sleep sleep after 5 minutes hold battery with a long life.

2. Wi-Fi and Bluetooth are always on!


Wi-Fi and Bluetooth are always on

If the functions of the WiFi and Bluetooth is open on the iPhone and other smartphones but cannot be used to make your battery in just a waste. In all probability, you have no need to neither in your daily life that they are not always in a day, your WLAN or Bluetooth, this is turned on, this means that your smartphone is consumes more battery from the regular once certainly at least not throughout the day, you need this feature. The best thing to do is to both disabled and open manner only when you need it. It should keep in mind.

3. Taking Your Smartphone at Journey in Extreme Weather


Taking Your Smartphone at Journey in Extreme Weather

not any smartphone is tested by Ruff and difficult phase of production, so that your smartphone is also one of these phone, not tested extreme hot and cold temperature, your telephone is not designed to stand with this condition, so it is better for your smartphone for outdoor use, if the temperature between 0 and 30 degrees Celsius, if not in this condition the ultimately your device battery will collapse like battery or cell will close automatically.


4. You Leave Your Phone All Night At Charge


You Leave Your Phone All Night At Charge

it may be useful to leave your phone on overnight, but there are many who say that this is not such a good idea. The views on this issue are many, but most polls say that if your mobile phone shops are terminated and still remain connected to occur can damage the battery, with time running significantly faster. "Your battery works better when the cell from the wall socket before it is complete 100% of fee". Charging during the day to plug charging before it is fully charged.

5. You charge the battery all 100% or waits for charging of 0%



of the lithium-ion batteries are mostly used, work best when you figures between 50% to 80%, says Shane Brodsky, founder color technology, a company that produces charging devices and mobile accessories. On the other hand, if you are using your phone to charge until the battery is completely filled, it is your battery in a state of deep discharge", the ION can not to recharge, so Apple. It also adds that charging the battery for short time intervals, so simply held at normal levels (50% -80%), sufficient energy for the ion so to work continuously and to the life of the battery. Often considered, download your mobile phone as your diet. Not a huge dinner, but many small in the day.

6. Use the original phone charger


Use the original phone charger

original mobile phone charger make sense because the OEM Original Equipment Manufacturers as well as developers of smartphone charger with an estimated charging option for your telephone, the speed of the charges really make sense as with other brand or model charger may cause fire as well and good possibility, away from this situation, you should only for original.

7. Your smartphone is a type of baby if you with expensive phone you more carefully


expensive phone you more carefully

under your smartphone everywhere with a rear cover or not it then also attract dust and moisture, the phone is disgusting. No, really, it is very very disgusting. Wreaths pool toilets and saucer dog or your cat less germs from your iPhone. Apple recommends that a soft, lint-free cloth to clean your device. There are also products that claim to use UV light to alleviate your phone. But the most important thing is to never forget to clean the charging connection on your mobile phone! Residues from the pockets and their pockets can stay and it huddle in the course of time, so have problems when you download your mobile phones. Use a toothpick, a small needle or even your earring cap clean all this shit gathered there.

8. View from your smartphone as the iPhone?


View from your smartphone as the iPhone?

Ernst show, your smartphone or expensive mobile phone such as the iPhone cases you can in a serious situation, such as theft, theft or robbery. Keep a good expensive smartphone in the hand is a sign of the attractiveness of the thief, it is very dangerous to walk in the city of abstract hold it loosely with the hand than to an easy target. Also, not always be on the bar or table in the restaurant you are sitting. A view in the opposite direction offers enough time to the skillful thief to do the job.

9. Safety first, run on your phone without a password?


run on your phone without a password?

According to Apple the research in 2013 half of the iPhone user does not block your phones with a code. If you do not have a code on your iPhone then other cyber hackers can steal your identity and your personal data without your consent. The very simple way to protect your personal data is to create a passcode for iPhone or you have a different brand protection is necessary with a password-protected phone.

10. always your location availability for other applications


always your location availability for other applications

other applications are also required to access your location services to function properly, and warns you if it is to be activated. Many other types of work can usually without activated position detection service. You have disabled this function and then open it only when you need it - The battery will thank you. One thing you need to do now is now always your location or rights to another application to know their current position, which is also a type of security problem.

source: techviral

Apple’s iOS code indicates Li-Fi wireless data may work on future iPhones

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Li-Fi is a concept you may not be familiar with, but there are indications Apple is toying with it for inclusion on future iPhones.

Using pulses of light to transmit information, Li-Fi receivers (like a future iPhone, if Apple has its way) will take in that transmission, then translate it into an electric signal.
Because it uses light to send data, Li-Fi may be found in the connected home via accessories like lightbulbs.



Apple’s work with Li-Fi compatibility has been spotted in code for iOS 9.1, which simply notes Li-Fi capabilities. There’s no indication elsewhere that Apple is working with Li-Fi.
But, there’s indication Apple has had Li-Fi in mind for a while. AppleInsider points to a 2013 patent application for a device that sounds an awful lot like a Li-Fi transmitter.
While I’m not expecting Apple to include Li-Fi in the iPhone 7 — mainly because the technology is barely being tested in the real world — it could help push Li-Fi forward by making iPhones compatible.
source: thenextweb

New phones of the week

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This week we got phones ranging from 4.5" to 5.5", each of them ranking high on feature and low on price. 


Xiaomi kicked things off with the Redmi 3, a phone that barely crosses the $100 mark, but brings an all-metal body, a 5" display, octa-core chipset and a surprisingly big 4,100mAh battery for its 8.5mm of thickness.

Xiaomi


A few days later the company launched the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3... no, not this one, this one. The 5.5" phablet aimed at the international market and swaps the Helio chipset for a Snapdragon 650 and upgrades the camera to 16MP along the way.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 3


On the other end of the size scale is the Samsung Galaxy J1 (2016), which tiptoed into official status. It has a 4.5" screen (Super AMOLED), a quad-core chipset and a 5MP camera. Its official price tag of $135 is $10-$20 above what can be found with a bit of shopping.

Samsung Galaxy J1 2016


The Lenovo Lemon 3 competes with the Redmi 3 with a 5" screen (with a higher resolution, 1080p) and a similar just-over-$100 price tag. It has a 13MP camera and the same Snapdragon 616 chipset.

Lenovo Lemon 3


The Asus Live is another 5-incher. It's heading to Brazil where tech gets a hefty markup. The phone features a 720p display, 8MP camera, two SIM slots and a built-in digital TV tunner.

Asus Live

source: gsmarena

How to root the OnePlus 2 (official guide)

OnePlus 2

you have been playing around with your OnePlus 2 and feel like it is time to take that next step?


Rooting is the ultimate way to unlock your Android phone has the full functionality. The only problem is that it risks and the Internet is a wild place, but OnePlus is progressing - with a very bold move.


You would normally need to browse, forums and websites to find tutorials. And although some of the producers have become more crafts-friendly, OnePlus is everything, and release a video tutorial to root your smartphone. It is also worth noting that this method works for all OnePlus handset so that no customer is left behind here.

Interested? The video lasts a little more than 8 minutes and many parts are accelerated, so that you have a good piece from their agenda to go through the whole process without interruptions. You also need some software by OnePlus, as well. Is this not a refreshing way to do this?




What to download:

Nevertheless, you should be careful when. Roots and tinkering with your phone can damage the device and/or void your warranty. Make sure that all the steps to the T-piece and do your research on everything. You do not want to be surprised when it comes to these kinds of things.

While we are on the subject, why do you not also to the "Comments" section and tell us how you have the manufacturer? Do you think other should follow and give us official tutorials for the rooting of Smartphones and Tablets?

source: androidauthority

How to use search like a pro: 10 tips and tricks for Google and beyond

How to use search like a pro
not found what you are looking for? These tips in a search pro. Photo: Chris ison/PA-

search engines are pretty good to find what you are looking for in these days but sometimes still up briefly. For the opportunities that there are a few little known tricks that come in handy.


Here are some tips for better googling (as it is the most popular search engine), but many of them work on other search engines.

1. Exact phrase


Exact phrase
Exact Search Photo: Samuel Gibbs for The Guardian is


the simplest and most effective way of searching for something specific is the use of quotation marks around a phrase or name to search, it is precisely these words in this exact order.

For example, to search for Joe Bloggs shows results with both Joe and so, but not necessarily placed one after the other. Search for "John Doe" the surface only those who are especially with the name Max Mustermann somewhere on the side.

The exact or explicit phrase search is very useful for exclusive widespread, but less relevant results.

2. Exclude terms


Exclude terms
“Joe Bloggs” -jeans Photograph: Samuel Gibbs for the Guardian

If the Exact Phrase will not get what you need, you can specifically to certain words about the minus icon.

A search for "John Doe" Jeans find results for Max Mustermann, but it closes these results for the Joe Bloggs Jeans Brand.

3. Either OR


Either OR
Photograph: Samuel Gibbs for the Guardian

OR search for things that could be one thing or another, but you don’t need both terms to exist on a single page. 
Default text searches find results with all the words of the query. By using the OR term you can search for one or another term, not just all the terms. OR searches can be useful for finding things that you’re not sure which term will be used from a known list.

4. Synonym search

Searching using synonyms helps cover all bases. Photograph: Samuel Gibbs for the Guardian
Sometimes it’s useful to search for a less specific term. If you’re not sure which term will be used you can use synonym search.
Searching for plumbing ~university will bring up results for plumbing from colleges as well as universities, for example.

5. Search within a site

Use Google to search a particular site. Photograph: Samuel Gibbs for the Guardian
The search engines of most websites are poor. You can search using Googleinstead by using the site or domain limiter.
Searching with site:theguardian.com followed by a search term, will find results from only theguardian.com. Combining with explicit search terms makes it even more powerful.

6. The power of the asterisk

Asterisks work as wildcards within search either to replace a word or letters. Photograph: Samuel Gibbs for the Guardian
Like the blank tile in Scrabble, the asterisk works as a wild card within searches. It can be used in place of a missing word or part of a word, which is useful for completing phrases, but also when you’re trying to search for a less definite article.
A search for architect* will search for architect, but also architectural, architecture, architected, architecting and any other word which starts with architect.

7. Searching between two values

British prime minister 1920.. 1950 Photograph: Samuel Gibbs for the Guardian
Searching for something with a qualifier between two ranges is a good way of answering questions. For instance, if you’re looking for the who were the British prime ministers between 1920 and 1950 a search using british prime minister 1920.. 1950 will bring up results with dates ranging between 1920 and 1950.
That’s your search term followed by two full stops and a space.

8. Search for word in the body, title or URL of a page

intitle: search Photograph: Samuel Gibbs for the Guardian
Sometimes you only want to find text either within the URL, body or title of a page. Using the qualifier inurl: will search just within the url. The qualifierintext: will search within the body, while intitle: will search only within a page title.
For example, intitle:review will bring up all the articles with “review” in the page title.

9. Search for related sites

Related search. Photograph: Samuel Gibbs for the Guardian
The related qualifier is useful for finding similar sites. Searching forrelated:theguardian.com for instance, will bring up the websites of other news organisations that Google deems the most similar to the Guardian.

10. Combine them


Combine the terms and modifiers for powerful searches. Photograph: Samuel Gibbs for the Guardian
All these search tools can be combined to narrow down or expand searches. While some of them may be used only rarely, some such as explicit phrase searches are useful in almost all cases.
As Google and other search engines improve their understanding of the way people naturally type or say search queries, these power tools will likely become less and less useful – at least that’s the goal that search engines are working towards – but that’s certainly not the case at the moment.
source: theguardian