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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

7 Tricks of photography that you did not know your smartphone could do

Who needs a digital camera nowadays, when you have a smart phone.


7 Tricks of photography that you did not know your smartphone could do


Just when you thought you needed to purchase external and fisheye or tripod, now devices, there is a workaround! In this video, the guys show some creative COOPH smartphones photography tips and tricks you can do with your iPhone 5S.



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Android L reports, accelerating the race to smartphones 64bit

 Mainstream availability expected by the end of 2015 


Android L reports, accelerating the race to smartphones 64bit

Android device manufacturers may have scoffed at the idea of ​​a smartphone 64-bit when Apple introduced the iPhone 5S last year, but those same hardware manufacturers are apparently tripping over themselves to catch up now.

Hit-or-miss DigiTimes has L word next operating system Google Android seems that the timetable for the adoption of 64-bit capable hardware to maximize the operating system moves.

According to anonymous industry sources, the 64-bit CPU could become "technology mainstream" to Android smartphones in late 2015 as manufacturers have stepped up their efforts to adopt the fastest architecture.

Lenovo, K-Touch, Huawei, HTC Vivo and have all reportedly signed 64 bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 610, 614 and / or 410 processors, designed with rapid migration to Android L in mind.

On your marks 


64-bit processors from rival MediaTek and Samsung have already started to make their way into the supply chain, with the architecture of MediaTek reportedly in the hands of "mobile vendors based in China."
Samsung apparently plans to maintain its own 64-bit technology closer to home with smart phones in the house for the remainder of 2014, presumably expand availability to other clients next year.
Huawei Technologies Subsidiary Hisilicon also seems to have a roadmap designed to 64 bits, but sources claim these processors will not appear until the first half of 2015 at the earliest.
Google has not yet confirmed its official release (or even a final name) for Android L. However, L rumor Android could release as early as next month, and the mobile rage building about 64 bits, which probably won 't have to wait long for the next generation operating system.

Touch ID Setting on your new iPhone 6

Touch ID Setting on your new iPhone 6
 
Did you just buy your first iPhone with Touch ID? It's time to put the work feature.
 

Touch ID Settings

 

The first time you start an iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus or iPhone 5s, you are prompted to create a fingerprint for use with Touch ID. If you want to do this later, enter the Settings application in general> Access code and fingerprint. Either way, the steps are the same.


First, you need to enter or set a passcode. Then place your finger on the start button in a vertical direction. By doing so, you will be required to lift and place the finger on the button repeatedly. As it does, a picture of a fingerprint on the screen begin to fill.

The first time I did this, I moved too fast and Apple called me to ask me to perform the steps again. A good rule of thumb (nice pun, huh?) Is to lift and support the finger after you hear a slight hum.

When this task is complete, will have to do it again with your finger in a horizontal direction. I think Apple scans your fingerprint at least 10 times.

Once both steps have been completed, the system asks you how you want to use Touch ID. The available tasks Unlock Touch device ID and whether they make purchases on iTunes and the App Store.

Up to five people can enter their fingerprints, or you can use five of his own fingers on the same iPhone. To add someone else, repeat the above process.


Touch ID Setting on new iPhone 6
 




usage  

With ID Touch, you'll never need to "slide to unlock" again. Instead, push the start button once to turn on the screen. Then place your finger on the button up and wait for the phone to unlock.

Making a purchase on iTunes or the App Store with Touch ID is also quite easy. First, press the "Buy" button. Then use your ID Touch or enter your access code.



Touch ID Setting on iPhone 6


final grade  

The configuration process ID Touch takes about 30 seconds and it works great. This year, Touch ID will also be used by third party applications and Apple Pay, new mobile payment system Cupertino, starting in October.

If you need more help setting up a fingerprint, Apple has published a paper mount pleasant. Only reference to the iPhone 5s ago but the same instructions apply to the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.

How to download and install iOS 8 in your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch

How to download and install iOS 8 in your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch

The annual cycle iOS update is still rolling. This time, Apple released the eighth version of its operating system for the iPhone, iPad and iPod.

 iOS 8 will be available as a free download on Wednesday, September 17 the download and update itself is pretty easy, but there are some important things you should consider before downloading iOS 8 Here's a guide to help you through process with zero stress.

The first thing to do is to check if your Apple device is eligible for the upgrade. Apple has announced that iOS devices will gain the following 8 update:

iPhone 4s iPhone 5c iPhone 5s iPod touch with Retina fifth generation iPad 2 iPad display iPad Air iPad mini iPad Mini with Retina display

Some iOS 8 features such as SMS  Continuity will not be available on launch day, indicating that Apple will release an update to iOS 8 more closely when OS X Yosemite spear. Check this report for details on the functions that will be available later.

The next step is possibly the most important in the process - backup. Apple in general has had a great career without major data loss cases reported after the updates, but better safe than sorry. We have previously covered the whole process of making a backup of your iPhone and the steps are very similar to other Apple devices. Here is how to create a backup of your Apple device.

While you can have a backup of your device in iCloud, we recommend using iTunes and the whole process is more reliable, especially if you have irregular connectivity.Plug the device to a PC or Apple Mac. Opens iTunes and click on the iPhone (or iPad or iPod Touch) in the top right, next to iTunes.Under manually backup and restore, click Backup Now to start the backup from your Apple device . This process takes some time, especially if it is the first time that the backup data is performed. Make sure you have plenty of time before you do this. It took a little over 40 minutes to take a backup the first time, although your mileage may vary depending on the storage capacity of your iPhone and the amount of data you have critical data stored.Once default applications were backed up to iTunes, it will ask if you want to transfer purchases. This basically takes a backup of all installed applications on the phone, along with the downloaded data in those applications. To do this you must sign in with your Apple ID.

If you do not have access to a computer, then you can use iCloud backup. Remember that only 5 GB is free and not have to pay Rs. 60 per month for 20 GB of storage in iCloud. But since the actual applications themselves are not backed up with iCloud - only application's data, along with pictures, videos and other information - free storage is usually enough for most.

To start the backup, on your iOS device, go to Settings> iCloud> Storage & Backup.Turn in marking iCloud backup switch. You'll get a warning telling you that your iPhone will not be backed up your computer automatically. Touch okay.Once iCloud Backup, tap Backup Now. This will start the backup of your data to iCloud.

Wait for the backup to finish before proceeding. You should see the backup time Last (which should appear just below backup now) are a recent development, once complete the backup.

Now that your data is safe, we will see how to download and install the iOS 8 update You can update the device, either directly via Wi-Fi or by connecting to a PC or Mac and download the update through iTunes. Downloading directly is easier, so let's try that first.

On your iOS device, make sure you are connected to Wi-Fi (you can download updates over cellular data) and connect it to a power source.Go to Settings> General> Software UpdateOn this screen, you will see a message indicating your software is updated. When iOS 8 is released, the message will tell you that a new version is available. Tap Download and install.now the device will start downloading the update. Once the download is complete, you will see a popup asking if you want to install the update. Click on Install. That's it. When the update is installed, your iPhone will reboot.

If you want to install the update via iTunes, follow these steps.

Download and install iTunes iTunes.In case already, upgrade to the latest version. You can do this by going to the menu bar in iTunes and click Help> Check for updates on a PC or iTunes> Check for Updates from the menu bar in a Mac.Once you have the latest version, connect your iOS device to your computer. In iTunes, select your device from the bar in the top-right.Now click the Summary tab and click Check to download and install iOS Update.To 8, click on Download and update.

Once the installation is complete, follow the on-screen instructions to configure your iOS device 8. You may be promoted to configure the device as new, restore from an iCloud backup or restore from an iTunes backup after reboot - select option 2 or 3 based on the method of backup that you selected above. You may also be asked to re-enter your password or Wi-Fi Apple ID / iCloud or location services, while users of iPhone 5s will be asked to enter your fingerprint again - everything it is normal.

The iOS device will reboot when the update is downloaded. After that, follow these steps.

If the update is successful, a screen with "Update Completed" written in big letters will appear. Hit Continue.Now choose whether to enable location services. We suggest you tap Turn location services to ensure that the anti-theft service Find My iPhone is enabled. You can easily enable this afternoon by going to Settings> Privacy> location.If uses iCloud, your iOS device will now be prompted to enter your Apple ID password. Enter it and click the Next button on the screen of Terms and Conditions top.Apple now display. You can read the whole thing if you want or may need to be mailed Email touching. To continue touch Agree (bottom-right) and select the new agreement pop-up.Now Apple will ask if you want to upgrade to iCloud Drive.

 iCloud Drive lets you store files in the cloud and access them on all your devices. If you want this, tap Upgrade to iCloud Drive. If not, choose now.If uses iCloud keychain, and you want all your passwords on the device, then this step is important. You can choose the security code Use Apple iCloud actually sending an SMS with the code or click Approve from one device to another device (using your Apple ID) to reset passwords. Ignore this, click Restore Passwords.Finally No, Apple will show the welcome screen to iPhone / iPad / iPod. Touch Start to start using your iOS 8 device .

That's it. Now you are ready to enjoy iOS August.

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