Soon after getting our hands on the first Android Wear smartwatches, the LG G Watch, Samsung Gear Live, and Moto 360, we invited you to ask us anything related to them or to Google's smartwatch platform. Many of our readers took this opportunity and sent us their questions. Today, we give you our answers. Don't forget that if there's anything else you wish to know about Android Wear or any of the aforementioned wearables, you may check out our LG G Watch review and Samsung Gear Live review.Do we need smartwatches? Most of us do not. Do we want smartwatches? Well, there sure are people out there who would not mind owning a smartwatch – geeks, tech enthusiasts, early adopters, that sort of folks. These guys would gladly spend several hundred bucks just to own the latest tech, and tech companies would be happy to sell it to them. As for the second part of your question, smartwatches aren't likely to withstand the test of time well. Buy a smartwatch today, and much better models will … [Read more...] about Android Wear smartwatches Q&A: your questions answered
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posted on 08 Oct 2015, 02:17 16 1. vivaapple (Posts: 31; Member since: 02 Jun 2015) iPhone 6s will absolutely take the number 1 spot in the dxomark. you will drool for sure. but if you are bitter man about this phone, of course nothing it can do for you, everything on iphone are failed for you posted on 08 Oct 2015, 02:23 1 2. FReDcc (Posts: 70; Member since: 11 Jun 2015) Regained No.1 spot.Again posted on 08 Oct 2015, 05:10 17 42. Finalflash (Posts: 3712; Member since: 23 Jul 2013) It hasn't and it won't. Even the iFan websites like theverge and gizmodo have been meh about the 6s camera and they make (and made) any excuse to level it with the competition in their comparisons. If their own fanboys can't get behind it in full strength, then likely an objective website like Dxomark will rate it higher than the current crop of Android phones only by some miracle. 52. FReDcc (Posts: 70; Member since: 11 Jun 2015) okey bro, believe in whatever makes you happy. I … [Read more...] about Comments for : The iPhone 6s vs Nikon D750: 4K video beating the pants off a DSLR
posted on 12 Feb 2018, 10:30 21 1. kobainez (Posts: 451; Member since: 13 Apr 2012) Do we need this stupid ass trend? posted on 12 Feb 2018, 10:40 2 2. bucknassty (Posts: 452; Member since: 24 Mar 2017) the answer is no... can it be a bridge to an all screen phone... yes.... with the finger print scanner soon to be under the display how can you incorporate the front facing camera? also what about stereo speakers... those are a blessing posted on 12 Feb 2018, 11:24 0 9. JAMALGANDU (Posts: 81; Member since: 29 Jan 2018) just get rid of stupid front facing camera or make dual version of flagship ,one with notch incorporated with front camera and one without the front camera. So by doing that notch hater would atleast get to enjoy full screen bezelless display. 12. bucknassty (Posts: 452; Member since: 24 Mar 2017) man... hahah, they made a word based off that camera... selfie.... selfie is actually in the dictionary... i dont think its going anywhere 14. … [Read more...] about Comments for : Android P features leak, notch support incoming
Here we go, off to another work week. Let's soften the blow of the Monday with some new apps, shall we? You know how it goes — we dig through the Play Store and App Store every week and come up with the more interesting new apps that we come across.So, this week around, we have a cool new search bar for Android, an app that gives Chat Bubbles to many of your other apps, a cool educational app about the Solar System, one that automatically builds a quick summary out of all your news feeds, and much more. Check them out below!New for iOS New apps for iPhone New apps for iPhone 1. Cosmolander Price: $2.99DownloadA nicely done educational app, mostly for kids, which teaches its users about our solar system in an entertaining way, using beautiful animations and easy-to-follow analogies. It also has quizzes to check and expand your knowledge further. 2. Tribe Price: freeDownloadTribe's latest update brings the so-called "Augmented Messages". A very close competitor to what … [Read more...] about Best new Android and iPhone apps (October 11th
Most Android phones and tablets come fully loaded out of the box. They have a media player to play music and video, a gallery to edit and share photos, as well as a web browser, an email client, a calendar app, Google Maps and YouTube clients... the whole shebang. In other words, there's a whole lot of stuff one can do on their Android device without relying on any third-party apps whatsoever. Video editing, on the other hand, is one of those things Android devices can't do well using pre-loaded apps only. For any video manipulations going beyond cutting and cropping, one has to rely on a third-party solution. Thankfully, the Play Store has a whole bunch of video editing apps, and many of them are actually pretty good. In fact, we test-drove dozens in search of the top among them. Here are the best Android video editing apps one can get.Adobe Premiere ClipAdobe is a name you've surely heard of – both enthusiasts and professionals use the company's creative tools to edit … [Read more...] about Best Android video editing apps
A post made on Asus’ own official support forums has provided a vague schedule for its Android 5.0 update plans. Don’t get too excited though, it’s not pushing them out very quickly. There are six devices on the list so far, starting out with the ZenFone 4, ZenFone 5, and ZenFone 6 smartphones, plus the LTE variant of the ZenFone 5. Asus expects to have the new software ready by April 2015 for these four devices.Also expected in April is the update for thePadFone S, while the A86 version of the PadFone Infinity tablet will get its own Lollipop upgrade in June.Android 5.0 Lollipop is finally headed to all OnePlus One phones, including the CyanogenMod ROM and OxygenOS versions. According to OnePlus, the CM 12S over-the-air update for the OnePlus One will hit on March 30, 2015, while the OxygenOS version will arrive on March 27, 2015. OnePlus promised that if it misses these dates, it will give away five 64GB OnePlus One devices to fans who reply to the … [Read more...] about Android Lollipop Updates: Which phones are getting it, and when?
If you’re buying a new smartphone today, chances are very good that it will run Google’s Android or Apple’s iOS mobile operating systems. These two platforms accounted for more than 99 percent of all new smartphones shipped over the last year, and that rose to 99.7 percent in 2017, according to IDC. Microsoft has thrown in the towel with Windows Phone, BlackBerry makes Android devices now, and there are very few other options worth considering.The good news is that both smartphone operating systems are excellent. They have far more in common than divides them, but there are some important differences that you’ll want to consider. We’re going to pit Android vs. iOS in several categories here and pick a winner for each one. Ultimately, the best platform for you depends on you. Pick the things that matter most to you, count the wins in those categories, and you have a recommendation.AffordabilityApple has always been at the top end of the market in terms of … [Read more...] about Android vs. iOS: Which smartphone platform is the best?
Verizon Wireless unveiled the much-anticipated Motorola Droid X on Wednesday.The device, which Motorola variously describes as a touch tablet and a pocket-sized home theater, runs Android version 2.1. It will be updated over the air to run on Android 2.2 later in the year.When that happens, the Droid X will double as a business user's device.The Droid X will be available at Verizon Wireless stores and on the carrier's website from July 15 for US$199.99 after a $100 mail-in rebate.The Droid X's Tech SpecsThe Droid X is a CDMA device with an 8 MP (megapixel) camera offering a shutter speed of 1/1,000 seconds, autofocus, digital zoom, dual LED flash and cropping, rotating and geotagging tools.It captures high-defintion video at 720p resolution at 30 fps (frames per second). The Droid X also runs streaming audio and video. Media formats supported include AAC, H.263, H.264, MP3, MPEG-4, .WAV and MIDI.Motorola's new smartphone supports Bluetooth 2.1+EDR, the Android and Webkit browsers, and … [Read more...] about Verizon’s Droid X Joins Android A-List
Converting video files from a variety of media sources can be a hugechore. That task can be much more manageable withHandBrake, a GPL-licensed, multiplatform, multithreaded videotranscoder. It is available for MacOS X, Linux and Windows, which makesworking on more than one platform a bit more convenient.The latest version for Linux, version 0.10 released Nov. 23, has manyupgrades. However, the Linux version lacks a few of the features in theWindows and Mac versions.Still, given the scarcity of any king-of-the-hill video transcoders forLinux, HandBrake is certainly worth trying. It converts from many commonmultimedia file formats, including unprotected DVD or BluRay sources toa handful of modern output file formats.For the last year or two I have put to good useArista Transcoder. That product lets you select source videosin any encoding and file type as long as they are readable by GStreamer.HandBrake does many of the same things and is nearly as flexible withthe file types it handles.I … [Read more...] about LINUX PICKS AND PANS HandBrake Video Transcoder Gets a Grip on Linux
Kdenlive is a multitrack, nonlinear video-editing suite packed with some of the most recent video technologies. This application can be a great tool if you have serious video work to do, but you need to fully test it before attempting any mission-critical editing tasks.Kdenlive takes some effort to learn. That's especially the case if you have little experience with other video-editing software. Kdenlive might be too much to take on as an entry-level editing tool.If your hardware can tolerate its sometimes-finicky demands, however, Kdenlive can be a very productive next step from whatever else you are using now. Once you master its many features, Kdenlive can serve uses ranging from basic video editing to semi-professional work.Kdenlive lets you mix video, audio and still images from different types of media. Mixing tasks are made easier with custom profiles. These include resolutions, frame rates, PAR and DAR.The multitrack provision has a timeline feature that allows an unlimited … [Read more...] about LINUX PICKS AND PANS Kdenlive Delivers Near-Pro Video Editing – If You Have the Right Stuff