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Google Pixel 2 review

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Google Pixel 2/2 XL have launched this October!

Shall we go over its features together briefly?

 

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Top-of-the-line photos and video

Dual front-facing speakers

Premium water-resistant body

Matte surface and dated look

No headphone jack

 

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iPhone X VS. iPhone 8 VS. iPhone 8 Plus: What are the Differences?

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The iPhone X is more than just another iPhone. It’s a top-to-bottom redesign with a bright and colorful edge-to-edge OLED screen, depth-sensing front cameras, wireless charging, and the most powerful Apple-designed processor ever engineered. In other words, it’s the Cadillac of smartphones, and that’s reflected in its price tag: The iPhone X starts at $1,000.

Getting a new iPhone this year doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg, though. The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are the other new smartphones announced at Apple’s event, and while they’re still expensive (but not as fancy as the iPhone X), they offer a redesigned all-glass back, an improved camera, slightly faster hardware, and a longer-lasting battery.

How does the iPhone X, Apple’s most powerful iPhone yet, compare to the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus? Check out our iPhone X vs. iPhone 8 vs. iPhone 8 Plus specs comparison for all the crucial differences you need to know about.

Specs

iPhone 8 iPhone 8 Plus iPhone X
Size 5.45 x 2.65 x 0.29 inches 6.24 x 3.07 x 0.30 inches 5.65 x 2.79 x 0.30 inches
Weight  148 grams (5.22 ounces) 202 grams (7.13 ounces)  174 grams (6.14 ounces)
Screen 4.7-inch Retina HD LCD-backlit widescreen 5.5-inch Retina HD LCD-backlit widescreen  5.8-inch OLED Super Retina HD display
Resolution 1,334 x 750 pixels (326 pixels-per-inch) 1,920 x 1,080 pixels (401 ppi)  2,436 x 1,125 pixels (458 ppi)
OS iOS 11 iOS 11 iOS 11
Storage 64, 256GB 64, 256GB 64, 256GB
MicroSD card slot No No No
NFC support Yes, Apple Pay only Yes, Apple Pay only Yes, Apple Pay only
Processor A11 Bionic with 64-bit architecture, M10 motion coprocessor A11 Bionic with 64-bit architecture, M10 motion coprocessor  A11 Bionic with 64-bit architecture, M10 motion coprocessor
RAM 2GB 3GB  3GB
Connectivity 4G LTE, GSM, CDMA, HSPA+, 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi 4G LTE, GSM, CDMA, HSPA+, 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi  4G LTE, GSM, CDMA, HSPA+, 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi
Camera 12-megapixel camera, 7MP front Dual 12-megapixel rear, 7MP front Dual 12-megapixel rear, 7MP front
Video Up to 4K at 60fps, 1080p at 240fps Up to 4K at 60fps, 1080p at 240fps Up to 4K at 60fps, 1080p at 240fps
Bluetooth Yes, version 5 Yes, version 5 Yes, version 5
Fingerprint sensor Touch ID Touch ID None, Face ID
Other sensors Barometer, 3-axis gyro, accelerometer, proximity sensor, ambient light sensor Barometer, 3-axis gyro, accelerometer, proximity sensor, ambient light sensor Depth sensors, barometer, 3-axis gyro, accelerometer, proximity sensor, ambient light sensor
Water resistant Yes, IP67 rated Yes, IP67 rated  IP67 rated
Battery 1,821 mAh14 hours of talk time, 12 hours of internet use, 13 hours of video playback, and up to 40 hours of audio playback

Fast charging offers up to 50 percent charge in 30 minutes.

Wireless charging (Qi standard)

2,675 mAh21 hours of talk time, 13 hours of internet, 14 hours of video playback, and up to 60 hours of audio playback

Fast charging offers up to 50 percent charge in 30 minutes

Wireless charging (Qi standard)

21 hours of talk time, 12 hours of internet, 13 hours of video playback, and up to 60 hours of audio playbackFast charging offers up to 50 percent charge in 30 minutes

Wireless charging (Qi standard)

Ports Lightning Lightning Lightning
Marketplace App Store App Store App Store
Color offerings Gold, silver, and space gray Gold, silver, and space gray Silver and space grey
Carriers Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint
Price $700 $800 $1,000
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When it comes to raw performance, the iPhone X and both iPhone 8 devices are more evenly matched than you might expect.

All three pack Apple’s new 64-bit, A11 Bionic chip, a powerful new processor consisting of six individual cores — two high-power cores and four power-efficient cores — that balance battery life with performance. An Apple-designed regulator chip doles out tasks to the CPU’s individual cores, resulting in better battery across email, music, and apps that don’t require a lot of processing power.

The processor works in tandem with an Apple-designed three-core GPU that accelerates the iPhone’s machine learning algorithms. Overall, Apple says the A11 Bionic is up to to 70 percent faster than the A10 Fusion (the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus’ system-on-a-chip) in everyday tasks, and up 30 percent faster in graphics-heavy games and apps.

Neither phones mess around when it comes to internal storage. Both the iPhone X and iPhone 8 are available in 64GB and 256 GB flavors, which is ample room for apps, games, music, movies, and any other media you might want to store offline.

But the playing field isn’t entirely even. iPhone X and the iPhone 8 Plus likely have 3GB of RAM (unconfirmed) compared to the iPhone 8’s 2GB. That won’t be especially noticeable day-to-day, but depending on how aggressively you juggle apps and browser tabs, it might cut down on the number tasks that relaunch in the background.

Winner: iPhone X and iPhone 8 Plus

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Display, design, and durability

The most obvious differences between the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and the iPhone X are aesthetic. From the front, the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus look almost nothing like the iPhone X.

The iPhone X’s 5.8-inch OLED screen has a resolution of 2,436 x 1,125-pixel (with a pixel density of 458 pixels-per-inch); Apple calls it a Super Retina HD screen. The individual pixels in screen brighten or darken as needed, producing an image with superior contrast and color accuracy. Apple’s True Tone technology automatically adjusts the white balance to surrounding lighting conditions, and a prominent “notch” toward the top accommodates the iPhone X’s front camera, earpiece, and depth-sensing sensors.

The X is also the first iPhone to support high dynamic range (HDR). Videos utilize Dolby Vision and HDR10 in their native color spaces, which generally translates to brighter, more vibrant, and true-to-life picture than non-HDR content and screens are capable of delivering.

The iPhone 8 and 8 Plus make do with a more conventional 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch screen sizes, respectively. The iPhone 8 has a 1,334-by-750 pixel resolution (326ppi), and the iPhone 8 Plus has a 1,920 x 1,080 pixel resolution (401 ppi). They have LCD IPS screens, which doesn’t quite match up to the iPhone X’s OLED vibrancy. Both the 8 and 8 Plus ditch the iPhone X’s edge-to-edge design for a thicker, traditional bezels. So despite the iPhone 8 Plus have a smaller 5.5-inch screen size, it’s actually a bigger phone overall compared to the 5.8-inch iPhone X.

Both iPhone 8 devices retain the circular, fingerprint-scanning home button that’s become one of the iPhone’s most recognizable features. That’s in stark contrast with the iPhone X, which replaces the home button with an on-screen “software bar” across the bottom of the screen. Swipe up from the bottom to get to the home screen, and it disappears when it’s not in use. It doesn’t support Touch ID, meaning the iPhone X can’t be unlocked with a fingerprint.

It can be unlocked with a face, however. The iPhone X packs a special depth-sensing sensor module consisting of a light transmitter, a light receiver, a proximity sensor, and an ambient light sensor that records depth data. This combined with data from the front camera builds a complete 3D image. It’s called True Depth, and it’s the technological underpinning of the iPhone X’s FaceID, iOS 11’s Animoji, and a new feature that prevents the phone from locking when you’re looking at it.

Apple says a custom neural network crunched through more than than 1 billion images to develop True Depth’s image recognition software, and the machine learning-powered system can perform up to 600 billion operations per second. It’ll capture the unique contours and shape of your face over time, so it’ll still recognize you if you change your hair style or grow a beard. Furthermore, Apple claims that it’s much more secure than Touch ID — the company stated the chances a random person could use their fingerprint to unlock your iPhone is 1 in 50,000, but that the odds of the same thing happening with Face ID is 1 in 1,000,000.

The iPhone X, iPhone 8 and 8 Plus feature a combination of aluminum and glass that’s durable, IP67 water-resistant, and shock-proof, and both eschew a 3.5mm audio jack in favor of a Lightning port, volume rocker, and power button. (On the iPhone X, Siri has been remapped from the home button to the sleep/wake button.)

Winner: iPhone X

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Battery life and charging

The iPhone X and iPhone 8 Plus are nearly an even match when it comes to battery life, though the iPhone 8 will last less longer.

Apple doesn’t typically disclose battery capacity, but filings with China’s TENNA agency show that the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus have 1,821 mAh and 2,675 mAh batteries, respectively. For comparison, the iPhone 7 comes with a 1,960 mAh battery and the iPhone 7 Plus has a 2,900 mAh battery.

But thanks to the A11 Bionic processor’s energy-efficient cores and other optimizations, battery life is actually improved over last year’s 7 and 7 Plus. The company claims that the iPhone 8 lasts longer than the iPhone 7, or about 21 hours of talk time and 14 hours of talk time. The iPhone X matches the 21 hours of talk time. The iPhone 8 Plus has slightly better overall battery life than the iPhone X, but it’s a marginal improvement.

None of the three iPhones have a leg up in the charging department as they all support wireless charging, specifically the Qi standard — placed on a compatible dock, they charge without the need for a plugged-in Lightning cable. You’ll have to by a third-party charger to take advantage of this, as you won’t find one in the box. Apple’s own wireless charging mat won’t be available until 2018.

Both phones have fast charging. Thanks to a high-speed wall adapter included with all three, the new iPhones can charge up to 50 percent in 30 minutes.

Winner: iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X

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Cameras

The iPhone X and the iPhone 8 Plus both have dual-camera setups, and they are almost equally matched.

The iPhone X’s primary shooter consists of two sensors, one wide-angle 12-megapixel lens with a f/1.8 aperture and a telephoto 12-megapixel lens with a f/2.4 aperture. Both have optical image stabilization (OIS) that counteracts the jerkiness of your hands and footsteps. The iPhone 8 Plus has the same set up, but the telephoto 12-megapixel lens has a f/2.8 aperture, and only the primary wide-angle lens features OIS. Both support Portrait Lighting, an enhanced version of the iPhone 7’s Portrait Mode. With Portrait Lighting enabled, you can switch between settings like Contour Light, Natural Light, Stage Light, Stage Light Mono, and Studio Light to fine-tune the iPhone’s DSLR-like bokeh effect.

The iPhone 8 trades down for a single 12-megapixel rear shooter. Still, Apple says it’s improved over the 12-megapixel camera in the iPhone 7.

The new iPhones can shoot in resolutions up to 4K at 60 frames per second (up from 30 frames per second on the iPhone 7) and 1080p (1,920 x 1,080 pixels) at 240fps (from 60fps).

It’s more of the same on the selfie side of things. All three iPhones have a 7-megapixel camera that can shoot up to 1080p at 30fps. But the iPhone X has far more handy features it can do with the depth-sensing cameras on the front.

Winner: iPhone X

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Software

Despite the fact the iPhone X, iPhone 8, and iPhone 8 Plus all ship with the same software on-board — Apple’s iOS 11 — the iPhone X has a few extras.

Animoji, an animated emoji feature, taps the iPhone X’s depth-tracking camera to generate custom animated messages that use your voice and reflect your emotions. Facial expressions like eyebrow raises, smirks, frowns, smiles, and nods are mapped onto emoji and sent with a voice message. Face ID, the iPhone X’s stand-in for Touch ID, ties your phone’s lock screen to your likeness. The front scanners record your facial structure so that when you glance in the iPhone X’s general direction, it unlocks instantly.

iOS 11’s other features are a bit more egalitarian. ARKit, Apple’s augmented reality framework for AR-enabled experiences, benefits from the A11 Bionic chip. The CPU handles world tracking, scene recognition, and keeps graphics at a steady 60fps, while a dedicated image signal processor adjusts for lighting conditions in real time.

There’s plenty new to explore in iOS 11. You can create PDFs from webpages in Safari, and use the iPhone’s keyboard one-handed. There’s a new screenshot tool that lets you mark up your snapshots with a variety of different stylus styles and fonts. And you can now type to a more natural-sounding Siri. You can read more about all the new features in our iOS 11 guide.

Winner: iPhone X

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Price and availability

The iPhone X may be more capable than the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, but it’s also a lot more expensive. The iPhone X starts at $1,000 for 64GB in silver, and space grey. Pre-orders start on October 27, with availability beginning November 3.

The iPhone 8 is $700 for 64GB in silver, gold, and space grey colors, or $50 more than the iPhone 7. The iPhone 8 Plus costs $800 and comes with the same storage options and color choices. Both go on sale September 15, with availability beginning September 22.

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64GB $1,000, or $49.91 a month with the iPhone Upgrade Program $700, or $34.50 a month with the iPhone Upgrade Program $800, or $39.50 a month with the iPhone Upgrade Program
256GB $1,150, or $56.16 a month with the iPhone Upgrade Program $850, or $40.75 a month with the iPhone Upgrade Program $950, or $45.75 a month with the iPhone Upgrade Program

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Overall winner: iPhone 8

The iPhone X might be expensive, but it’s a quantum leap forward for the world’s most valuable technology company. It’s the first Apple-made smartphone with an edge-to-edge OLED screen and a depth-sensing camera. It’s the first to do away with the iPhone maker’s iconic physical home button. And it’s the first with wireless charging. But it’s also the first with a $1,000 price tag. The iPhone X may have new bells and whistles, but they’ll cost you can arm and a leg.

The iPhone 8 and 8 Plus may not have the iPhone X’s vibrant screen, or three-dimensional facial scanning, but you are paying up to $300 less. Rumors suggest the iPhone X will also be in short supply, so you may have to wait even longer to get your hands on it.

It basically comes down to this: If you’re satisfied with a speedier processor, wireless charging, and a longer-lasting battery, you’ll be perfectly happy with the iPhone 8. If any of the iPhone X’s features seriously appeal to you, though, you might want to consider springing for it. But your wallet won’t thank you.

Updated with iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus battery capacities. 

Reference: https://www.digitaltrends.com/mobile/iphone-x-vs-iphone-8-vs-iphone-8-plus/

 

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8 best places to watch the Honda Celebration of Light fireworks

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For more than a quarter century, the Honda Celebration of Light fireworks festival has been the highlight of summertime in Vancouver, drawing over a million people to beaches and seaside parks over the span of three nights.

For this year’s event, it begins on Saturday, July 29 when AKARIYA Fireworks lights up the night sky over English Bay to represent Japan. This will be followed by the United Kingdom on Wednesday, August 2, staged by Jubilee Fireworks, and then Canada on Saturday, August 5 by Royal Pyrotechnie.

Each show starts at 10 pm sharp, rain or shine, and to celebrate Canada 150 each of the three shows will be three minutes longer than usual to accommodate a special Canadian song segment. All three shows will run a total of 28 minutes each.

As well, for two nights only, a pre-fireworks air show over English Bay will entertain thousands of beachgoers. Mrazek Airshows will take to the skies at 7:45 pm on Saturday, July 29 and Saturday, August 5.

Downtown Vancouver

English Bay Beach

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Brave the crowds, everyone needs to experience the fireworks at English Bay at least once. You have to arrive early to secure a spot – nothing comes close to the lively atmosphere of English Bay during the Honda Celebration of Light.

English Bay Beach is by far the best spot for the fireworks as the barge is positioned to provide the crowds at the beach with the best views while other locations might provide a ‘side view’ of the fireworks. Additionally, the barge is also just 250 metres from the beach shoreline.

For those looking for a more comfortable and premium viewing experience, Honda Celebration of Light organizers have a number of lounge options available in the English Bay Beach and Sunset Beach area.

Sunset Beach

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If you want a date night for fireworks, this is the perfect location. Start off the evening with a picnic and just like the name says, watch the sunset before the fireworks show.

Please note that the festivities and concerts normally held at Sunset Beach have been moved to Second Beach this year.

Stanley Park Seawall (Second Beach)

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Second Beach at Stanley Park has always been one of the optimal locations for viewing the fireworks. And beginning this year, this location is getting a big boost by becoming the new location of a major nightly concert venue, Park Stage, replacing Sunset Beach’s traditional role.

Within this new free festival zone, live music will also be complemented by food trucks, the REMAX Family Zone, sponsor activations, and liquor between 2 pm and 9 pm. Over two dozen artists will perform at the Park Stage, including The Boom Booms and Julian Taylor Band.

This area is also known for hosting the summertime free outdoor movies.

Kitsilano and Point Grey

Vanier Park

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If you’re in Kitsilano, this is the place to take in the dazzling show. Located on the opposite side of English Bay from downtown Vancouver, Vanier Park is usually packed during the fireworks but if you head down there a bit early, you can score some of the best spots.

Burrard Bridge is just to the east of Vanier Park and is typically an ideal place to watch the fireworks. However, as the bridge deck is currently a construction zone, it will not be an optimal location to see the shows in 2017.

Kitsilano Beach

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If you want something a bit calmer, you can avoid the hustle and bustle of downtown at Kitsilano Beach. It’s just west of Vanier Park. You’ll find it quite busy on a sunny afternoon but once it calms down, you should be able to snag a spot on the sandy shore.

Jericho Beach

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Jericho Beach has some of the best vantage points for the fireworks, especially for those who want to avoid the big crowds. This is the place for you if you live in the Vancouver Westside.

West Vancouver

Dundarave Beach

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It’s a bit further away from downtown Vancouver, but the pier at Dundarave Beach is great for families and has a view like no other. Please note that the fireworks are partially obscured by Stanley Park from Ambleside Beach.

Cypress Mountain Viewpoint

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Cypress Mountain Viewpoint, approximately one-third up the way on Cypress Bowl Road, provides a unique view of Vancouver’s Honda Celebration of Light, Canada Day, and New Year’s Eve fireworks. Of course, only head to this location if the skies are clear – you don’t want to be in the clouds.

However, please note that capacity at this location is extremely limited and the only way to get here is by vehicle. It is strongly advised that you come very early to save a spot, and if there are no spaces you will still have plenty of time to head to your ‘Plan B ‘ viewing location.

Honda Celebration of Light 2017

Schedule and nations:

  • Saturday, July 29: Team Japan, represented by AKARIYA Fireworks
  • Wednesday, August 2: Team United Kingdom, represented by Jubilee Fireworks
  • Saturday, August 5: Team Canada, represented by Royal Pyrotechnie

Time: 10 pm to 10:28 pm (28-minute duration each night). Rain or shine. Music simulcast on radio station LG 104.3 FM.

Location: English Bay, Vancouver

Reference: http://dailyhive.com/vancouver/celebration-of-light-fireworks-where-to-watch-2017

 

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Text message “not delivered”?

Are you an iPhone user? Then, did this ever happen to you before?

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Or this?

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Basically, the problem for both situations is that the text message cannot be delivered displaying an annoying error message. It’s frustrating because the message keeps failing for no reason and usually it happens out of nowhere.

But don’t panic. There are two simple steps you can follow to fix this problem quick and easy.

 

Step 1. Turn off iMessage

What’s an iMessage and how does it differ from a regular text?

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The iMessage displays sent messages in a blue background and the word “iMessage” is shown in the text entry field.  When sending a regular text message, the text entry field displays “Text Message” and sent messages are displayed with a green background.

If the message cannot be delivered because of the unstable Apple server or iMessage related issues, you can simply turn off the iMessage function and the problem will be fixed right away.

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Step 2. Reset network settings

If the text message keeps failing to send, try resetting the network settings. This will disconnect all Wi-Fi connections and you would have to re-enter the Wi-Fi passwords afterwards.

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LG G6 Review

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Pros

  • Beautiful design
  • Good audio quality
  • Excellent wide-angle camera

Cons

  • Display sometimes unresponsive
  • Battery life middling
  • LG skin somewhat obscures stock Android

 

Display

5.7-inch ‘Full Vision’ QHD+ display (2880×1440, 564ppi)

Processor

Snapdragon 821 processor

RAM

4GB

Storage

32GB (MicroSD up to 2TB)

Dimensions

148.9 x 71.9 x 7.9mm

Weight

163g

Operating System

Android 7.0 Nougat

Rear Facing Camera

Dual-lens 13MP, wide-angle lens with a 125 degree field of view

Front Facing Camera

5MP front-facing camera Wide (F2.2, 100 degree field of view

Battery

3,300mAh, non-removable, wireless charging

Network Connectivity

GSM, HSPA, LTE-A (3CA), Bluetooth 4.2, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (Dual Band), NFC

Sensors

Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, colour spectrum

SIM Type

Nano SIM

Launch Date

April 7, 2017

Misc

Google Assistant USB Type C port, Headphone jack, IP68 certified water and dust resistant

 

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The iPhone SE is terrific, and more people should buy it. But Apple plays it down. Here’s why.

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The iPhone SE puts the iPhone 6s’s processor and the iPhone 6’s modem into the iPhone 5s’s body, but it’s more than just those parts. Because the screen is smaller than the iPhone 6s, the phone is faster since the processor is pushing fewer pixels.

The 4-inch device is compatible with all the latest iOS software, but the smaller screen doesn’t swallow you the way newer, larger phones do. It remains a tool rather than an all-absorbing media landscape. This is the iPhone you’re less likely to dive into, so you’re more likely to spend time looking at and thinking about the world around you. You’re also less likely to drop it. It’s the life-compatible iPhone.

Why Apple Hides the SE

So why doesn’t Apple promote the SE? It’s too good a value. Apple is a public company, and the stock market loves to see average selling prices (ASPs) go up and pushing the iPhone SE would dramatically depress Apple’s ASPs.

As the SE has the iPhone 6s processor, the only way to do a processor bump would be to push it to iPhone 7 levels. That might bring potential iPhone 7 customers down to the SE, which Apple doesn’t want to do.

Current rumors have the iPhone SE getting a minor update later this month, perhaps with 128GB of storage and some new colors.

Reference: http://www.pcmag.com/commentary/352249/the-secret-iphone-is-more-fun-for-less-money BY SASCHA SEGAN

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Visiting USA? We’ve got you covered!

Hi folks,

Let me introduce you to our newly launched service from Happycall Communications.

All-Inclusive U.S. Travel Sim Card!

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Introducing for those who suffered from paying high roaming charges or had a hard time looking for free wifi zones while travelling.

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Stop worrying about the extra charges and enjoy the moment with Happycall U.S. travel sim.

It’s so fast and easy to use. Just insert the sim card to your smartphone when you arrive at USA and you’re good to go!

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How to use your smartphone in Canada

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As you would all agree, a smartphone is the most important thing to carry if you’re travelling or moving to other countries.

You would have to search a specific location on Google map, call your landlord when you get lost on your way, and do facetime calls with your families and friends back home when you miss them.

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For those who are planning to visit or move to other country, I’m going to explain how you can use your smartphone in that country fast and easy.

First off, you’d need to check if your cell phone is unlocked or not.

Here’s the definition of an unlocked phone if you don’t know what it means.

“A cellphone that operates on any cellular carrier’s network that supports the same air interface (GSM or CDMA) and frequency bands built into the device.”

There are two easy ways to check if your phone is unlocked.

1. Try different carrier SIM cards in it and test if the phone is still working

2. Ask the seller whether the device has been unlocked

Click here for more information on how to check if your phone has been unlocked.

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Once you make sure that your cell phone is unlocked and it can be used with other carrier, you are good to go.

Now, you can bring your phone to any mobile carrier company and use their SIM card as necessary.

What if for some reason your phone does not work with other mobile carrier? Or if it’s not possible to unlock your phone because it’s banned to do so, like Japanese iPhone?

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No worries.

In that case, you can either rent a phone or buy a used one.

If you are considering renting a cell phone for free, click here and scroll down to the free rentals list.

If you want to buy a used cell phone, click here and use the search bar.

Lastly, if you need a sim card to use in Canada, click here.

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