2017-03-23T21:47:00+01:00CTA introduces useful checklist for Smart Home Security : The Consumer Technology Association (CTA) is now offering installers of smart home technology products a new security checklist for internet-connected devices such as network cameras or kitchen appliances. The Connected Home Security Checklist Tool, based on CTA’s Device Security Best Practices white paper, details security protocols for installing and configuring products to help protect consumers and their smart home devices from unwanted malware or hackers. The Smart Home Security checklist is mobile-friendly and ideal for job sites, offering installers a quick reference of industry practices for topics including passwords, networks, modems and routers, VPNs and Z-Wave/ZigBee. To ensure consumers are well informed about the work completed in their homes by professionals, the tool also e-mails customers a comprehensive assessment of the security steps performed, as well as recommendations.
2017-03-23T21:00:00+01:00Download Magix free music software for your PC : Magix makes you smile today with the announcement of their free software program: Music Maker for the personal computer. Magix is a provider of PC software, online services and digital content for use in multimedia products and services. Founded in 1993, Magix offers private and professional users a technologically sophisticated and user-friendly range of products for designing, video editing, presenting and archiving digital photos, videos, music, documents and websites. The lite version of Magix music software is now free for download. The free software from Magix provides all the tools needed to record, produce, and share your music. Anyone and everyone can get started in the world of music production.
2017-03-23T20:20:20+01:00Samsung delivers 4G LTE to Gear S3 Classic smartwatch : Samsung America has announced 4G LTE availability of the Gear S3 classic smartwatch. The LTE version of the Gear S3 classic will be available in the United States from AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon. The Samsung Gear S3 4G LTE raises the bar for connected watches. By adding 4G LTE to the Gear S3 smartwatch will give owners the ability to stay connected on the go, even when they leave their phone at home. The 4G LTE version of the Gear S3 Classic will empower users to enhance their smartwatch experience with the ability to receive and reply to phone calls, texts, and alerts from their favorite apps. Additionally, with one number solutions (available on all 4G LTE models and U.S. carriers), phone calls from your Samsung smartwatch share the same number as your smartphone, making it easy for friends & family to recognize.
2017-03-23T18:22:00+01:00Research and Markets Global 3D smartphone camera report : Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Global Smartphone 3D Camera Market (2016-2022)" report to their online offering. The recent technological advancements have driven the adoption of cameras in smartphones. Initially, 3D cameras were standalone options; however, with breakthroughs in technology and innovative sizes, 3D cameras are now installed within a smartphone. 3D smartphone camera technology nevertheless requires advanced hardware support in mobile handsets, namely better storage space and advanced processors. Increasing adoption of smartphones and rapid technological advancements has led to the growth of the global 3D smartphone camera market.
2017-03-23T10:45:00+01:00Google Android Oreo mobile operating system (OS) : The development of the new Android OS is in full swing. Google has already unveiled part of the name of its popular Android mobile operating system. But Android O is not the final, full name. Google always gives its Android system, the name of a delicacy, think of Android Jelly Bean, KitKat, Lollipop, Marshmallow and the current OS, Android Nougat. The new OS can very well be named Android Oreo. But now we wander a bit, because Google has released the Android O Developer Preview this week. This gives us a much greater understanding and answers the question; What are the new features of Google Android O?
2017-03-23T00:15:00+01:00Huawei Honor 8 Pro the European version of the Honor V9 : In exactly two weeks, Huawei's subsidiary Honor will introduce at least one new smartphone. The press invitations have already been send out and the manufacturer already spread several online teasers. Reportedly, the company will reveal the European version of the Honor V9, this phone was announced in late February in China. In Europe the 2017 top model will be named Honor 8 Pro, the premium smartphone features a 5.7-inch LCD display with a Quad HD resolution of 2560x1440 pixels. The Honor 8 Pro is powered by a 1.8Ghz octa-core Kirin 960 processor with 6GB of RAM. The device runs on the latest Google operating system, Android 7 Nougat combined with the Huawei EMUI 5.0 user interface.
2017-03-22T23:45:00+01:00Huawei Honor 8 Lite smartphone : At the end of February 2017 Honor, the subsidiary of Huawei, announced two phones in homeland China, the Honor 8 Lite and Honor V9. A cheaper and a more expensive alternative to the 2016 flagship model, the Honor 8. On April 5 the company schedules a press event for Western Europe. It is expected that Huawei Honor will than announce the two smartphones for the European market. The Honor 8 is also available in most of these countries, so we assume that these new models will soon arrive in Europe as well. Incidentally, in Europe the top model will not be called the Honor V9, but the Honor 8 Pro. It sounds much more logical right? The Huawei Honor 8 Lite, 8 and 8 Pro.
2017-03-22T23:12:00+01:00New Oppo phone : The Chinese based Oppo will launch its new 2017 smartphones tomorrow. Today, however, the product pages already appeared online. The new Oppo phone is a true selfie expert, according to the manufacturer. Equipped with an 8MP Dual Selfie Camera, the Oppo F3 Plus is able to capture 120˚ wide-selfies, to capture yourself and all of your friends. On the back a 16MP camera is installed with dual tone LED flash and a large-aperture of f/1.7. The Oppo phone is equipped with the Android 6.0 OS with the ColorOS 3.0 UI. The F3 Plus features a 6" display with Full HD resolution and Gorilla Glass 5 protection, the smartphone thus has a larger display than the current flagship model, the Oppo R9s.
2017-03-22T23:11:00+01:00Six Flags 2017 virtual reality roller coaster : Six Flags and Samsung Electronics have collaboration on the next generation of virtual reality roller coaster. In partnership with Samsung America, the official technology partner of Six Flags, the American-based theme park is once again leading the way in innovation and taking its signature brand of thrills to the next level mixed virtual reality experience on the park’s iconic steel coaster, Mind Eraser. When guests board the VR coaster and have installed their Samsung Virtual Reality headsets, they will be introduced to the device’s pass-through camera functionality, instantly making riders aware of their surroundings, by allowing them to see the real world, including the person seated next to them- along with virtual reality content.
2017-03-22T18:24:00+01:00Apple opens its Park to employees in April 2017 : The Apple Park is expected to be completed by the end of this month, the new headquarters is a brainchild of late CEO, Steve Jobs, and designed by Lord Norman Foster. It is circular in shape, resembling the idea of a flying spaceship that has just landed at the heart of the Santa Clara Valley. It is planned to house more than 12,000 employees that have officially started their way into the new Apple headquarters. The process of moving the employees to the new headquarters will take some months and will be hopefully completed this summer. Steve Jobs would have turned 62 this Friday, February 24. To honor his memory and his positive influence on Apple, the theater at Apple Park will be named the Steve Jobs Theater.
2017-03-22T13:20:00+01:00Red iPhone 7 with 128GB and 256GB memory : Apple released the iPhone Red Special Edition in partnership with (RED). The fight against AIDS organization sets up AIDS-programs that provide counseling, testing and medicine to prevent the transmission of HIV from a mother to her unborn child. When you buy the iPhone 7 Red you contribute to the research of the prevention of AIDS. At the launch of the iPhone 7 in September 2016 Apple also announced a special jet-black edition. Like the jet black iPhone the red iPhone Edition is also only available in 128GB and 256GB. This will void the standard 32GB. The 128GB iPhone 7 has a recommended retail price of €879 / $749, the 256GB iPhone 7 will cost €989 / $850. For the iPhone 7 Plus models, you'll have to add another 140 EUR / 120 USD.
2017-03-21T23:59:00+01:00Apple introduces iOS app for funny videos : Today, Apple has launched new consumer devices for 2017, including the 9.7-inch iPad 2017 tablet with updated Retina display and the Product RED iPhone 2017 Edition which will contribute to Global Fund HIV and AIDS grants that provide help and prevention programs in Africa. Besides the new consumer devices for 2017, Apple also introduced Clips, a new iOS app that makes it quick and fun for anyone to create expressive videos on iPhone and iPad devices. The Apple iOS application features a unique design for combining video clips, pictures and sound into great-looking videos that can be shared with friends and loved ones. Clips also introduces 'Live Titles', a breakthrough feature that lets users create animated captions and titles using just their voice.
2017-03-21T22:06:00+01:00New iPad 2017 9.7-inch tablet introduced by Apple : Apple has officially announced their new iPad 2017 tablet featuring a brighter 9.7-inch Retina touch-display and premium hardware components. The 9.7-inch iPad 2017 tablet will be available in two models, one version comes with Wi-Fi and 32GB, with the other model you are able to make phone calls thanks to built-in cellular technology, this one also comes with 32GB storage capacity. The Apple iPad 2017 tablet will be available in a silver, gold and gray finish and will retail at an attractive price. The iPad 2017 models are available for preorder beginning Friday, March 24. Make sure you don’t miss the boat, this tablet might be gone, even before you hit the Apple site.
2017-03-21T20:23:00+01:00Apple introduces iPhone 2017 Edition RED 7-Series : A few days ago my colleague posted an article regarding the upcoming iPhone 7 Red. At that time it was not sure when we could expect the official announcement of the iPhone 2017 Edition Red. Today it became world news as Apple officially launched their new iPhone Edition Red series for 2017. The iPhone Edition RED will give customers an unprecedented way to contribute to the Global Fund and bring the world a step closer to an AIDS-free generation. iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are the best, most advanced Apple phones ever, packed with unique innovations that improve all the ways iPhone is used every day. Both Apple phones feature the most popular camera application in the world with advanced camera systems that capture breathtaking pictures and record awesome movies.
2017-03-20T22:42:00+01:00CeBIT 2017 The year of the commercial drone : CeBIT technology fair in Germany reports about the future of drones. The consumer drone hype is followed by the victory of the multicopters in the economy. Their abilities are growing as quickly as their areas of use. Intel is relying on unmanned flight models. Two German drone manufacturers (MAVinci & Ascending Technologies) have been purchased by the chip giant in the last few months. MAVinci from St. Leon-Rot produces surveying drones and their software. The Bavarian multi-rotor drone specialist Ascending Technologies (AscTec) is strongly represented in oil, gas, and energy management. Together with Intel, AscTec last developed the Falcon 8+A quadrocopter. This year at CeBIT a special Drone 2017 Park has been launched to educate consumers and business people.