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The HP ZBook x2 is heavy and expensive, but this Windows tablet’s strong feature set gives creatives an excellent alternative to using a traditional laptop or desktop.
OPPO just announced its flagship R15 series of smartphones in China. It comes with a 6.28-inch FHD+ 19:9 aspect ratio OLED display with a notch with a 1.78mm narrow frame and 90% screen-to-body ratio. It calls it Super-V Display. The R15 is powered by the latest MediaTek Helio P60 12nm SoC, while the R15 Dream Mirror Edition is powered by Snapdragon 660 SoC. Both the phones have 6GB of RAM and 128GB storage.
These also have a 16-megapixel rear camera 1/2.6″ Sony IMX519 sensor with 1.22μm pixel size and f/1.7 aperture and come with AI Intelligent Scene Recognition that can recognize 16 kinds of scenes and 120 kinds of multi-scene combinations and also comes with AI portraits with built-in AI chip . The R15 has a 5-megapixel secondary rear camera, while the Dream Mirror Edition features a 20-megapixel secondary camera with f/1.7 aperture. These also have a 20-megapixel front camera with AI smart beauty that can scan 296 feature points of the face, which is 16.5% more than the previous generation.
Both these have a glass back, but there is a special Edition Dream Mirror Edition with a ceramic body. These have a fingerprint sensor on the back and comes with VOOC Flash Charging to offer 2 hours of …
Google introduced Quick Reply and Bundled Notifications with Android Nougat back in 2016, but devices running on MIUI didn’t get these features despite devices running on Android Nougat. Xiaomi announced the lightning fast MIUI 9 Global ROM back in November 2017 with many fresh changes including Split Screen, Interactive and Fresh UI changes, New Gallery App, Calendar Cards, App Vault, New Notification Shade, Mi Video App, New Mi Explorer and Mi Drop. In January Xiaomi rolled out App Vault, Mi Video App and Gallery Editor with MIUI 9.2 but New Notification Shade couldn’t make its way to Stable ROM.[gallery link="file" size="large" ids="235833,235834,235835"]
If you’re still struggling with expanding notifications with two finger swipe down gesture and have a Xiaomi device running Android 7.0 or above, there is be a good news for you as Xiaomi has finally started rolling out New Notification Shade feature with MIUI 9.5 Stable ROM.
As per users on Mi Community, company has started rolling out MIUI 18.104.22.168.NCFMIFA for Redmi Note 4, February security patch is also included in this update. Apart from these, Xiaomi has introduced new Ringtones, Charging Sound, Lock/Unlock Sound as it did on Global Beta ROM back in January with MIUI Global Beta 8.1.8.
Microsoft first introduced the Edge Browser beta for Android and iOS back in October 2017 and during the announcement it mentioned that browser for iPads will be made available soon, and now the day has finally arrived. Edge Browser is now finally available for iPads in beta via the Apple TestFlight system.
Just as you would expect, Microsoft has scaled up the interface of the browser to fit the large-screen and features like “continue on PC,” options to change from a light to a dark theme are accounted for. For now, however, Microsoft didn’t include iOS 11 split screen support, which means you can’t run any other app while browsing. But since this in beta, there’s hope for the feature to make its way in the final release.
Like on iPhones, Microsoft still doesn’t offer any support for tab syncing between a Windows PC and the iPad or iPhone versions of Edge, but it did mention that it is working on introducing such feature soon. Other familiar features like your Favorites, Reading List, New Tab Page, Reading View, are all present here as well.
If you are a Microsoft Edge tester on iOS, you can download the app right away from TestFlight. For others, Microsoft Edge would be available …
Facebook is said to be planning on launching the Oculus Go VR Headset at F8 Developer Conference on May 1 according to sources of Variety. Facebook declined to comment just as expected. The company first introduced the Go VR Headset back in October 2017.
During the announcement in October, company executives mentioned that the Oculus Go VR headset would be available to consumers in early 2018. Since it powers with the same software as Samsung’s Gear VR headset, it will out of the box have support for thousands of VR games and 360-degree video experiences, and other streaming services like Hulu, Netflix, and HBO. The Oculus Go VR Headset comes with an integrated display and all of its computing power directly into the headset, eliminating the need for phone or PC.
Furthermore, the headset will come with a 32 GB of onboard storage for the $199 variant, and 64GB model will sell at a higher price. Unlike the Oculus Rift headset, Oculus Go doesn’t have any positional tracking technology. If rumors are to be believed, Facebook said to have given a model of Oculus Go VR Headset that is very much like the final retail product some time last year. At CES 2018 in January, the company announced that it was partnering with Xiaomi …
Samsung has recently resumed the roll out of Oreo update to the S8 and S8 Plus globally, and finally, it is now rolling out to the Galaxy Note 8 in France. Just like before, the major OS update is rolling out to Samsung’s flagship device just as its S-series flagship goes on sale, a trend that Samsung has been following for quite some time now.
The Oreo update is now finally making its way to the Galaxy Note 8 which is overdue now. While this is roll out completes the cycle in batches, it will surely raise the anticipation among the Note 8 user as they wait for the update to arrive in their region. For now, the changelog remains the same as the Galaxy S8, and it looks like the S-pen features also remain unchanged.
Samsung’s Experience U.I 9.0 will replace the older 8.5 version and brings features like a customizable keyboard, new emoji, stickers, Bixby briefing, new color lens display settings, dual apps, enhanced DeX support, and many more changes. The update comes with firmware version N950FXXU3CRC1 and has March security patch included as well.
If you are Note 8 users from France, you can update the Galaxy Note 8 to Oreo from …
Apple has announced that it scheduled ‘creative education’ event on March 27 in Chicago and it already started sending out media invites for the same. The keynote will commence at 10:00 a.m. Central Time. The company will focus on education-related announcements for teachers and students including a new version of Apple pen.
The teaser image that Apple has posted indicates that it will be introducing a new version of Apple pen along with low-cost iPad that is said to be priced around $260 just as it was rumored back in December. The updated iPad will sport a 9.7-inches size. Along with iPad, Apple might also introduce the much talked low-cost MacBook Air. However, according to DigiTimes reports, Apple is said to announce the MacBook model at WWDC which is set for June 4th.
But with Apple holding a special educated-based event later this month, it makes sense for it to bring the new low-cost MacBook now than later. The entry-level MacBook Air is expected to be priced between $799-$899 price range. Other announcements include AirPower charging mat which is a wireless charging pad that can charge multiple Apple devices at once, including the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, and Apple Watch Series 3.
In terms of …