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How to survive an iPhone with only 16GB of storage

Let's all agree that Apple continues to be cruel by equipping its entry-level iPhones with only 16GB of storage. Surely the company could afford to make 32GB the baseline without negatively impacting its bottom line. That said, we can also agree that, for a variety of reasons, you might be among the countless users who end up with a 16GB iPhone. Maybe it was all you could afford, or there was a deal that was too good to pass up. Perhaps you simply misjudged how much storage you'd need once you started shooting HD video or downloading YouTube vids for offline viewing.
1. Know your space hogs With space at a premium, it's crucial you learn what's consuming the most of it so you can act accordingly. Here are the biggest offenders: Photos and videosMusic and podcastsGames 2. Consider your pixels With every new iPhone, Apple touts higher-resolution sensors for capturing photos and videos. That's good news for quality, bad news for storage: More pixels means larger files…

Samsung to Invest Rs. 4,915 Crores to Expand Phone, Refrigerator Manufacturing in India

The South Korean giant announced an investment of Rs. 4,915 crores in India to expand the Noida plant which manufactures smartphones, refrigerators, and TVs. To meet the ever-growing demand for Samsung smartphones, the company means to double its production after expanding its factory in Noida by 35 acres as part of the 'Make in India, Make for India' initiative. The factory, once fully operational, will be able to produce around 10 million smartphones every month or around 120 million smartphones annually and generate thousands of new job opportunities. Unveiling the foundation stone, HC Hong, President, and CEO of Samsung Southwest Asia took to the stage and said, "This new investment of Rs. 4,915 crores is a testament to our continuing commitment to 'Make in India' and to Uttar Pradesh, which has been our partner right from the day Samsung's journey in India began. Steadfast support from the state and local authorities in Noida has helped our vision of '…

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope Captures the Universe's Brightest Galaxies

The galaxy images revealed a tangled web of misshapen objects punctuated by exotic patterns such as rings and arcs. The odd shapes are due largely to the foreground lensing galaxies' powerful gravity distorting the images of the background galaxies. The unusual forms also may have been produced by spectacular collisions between distant, massive galaxies in a sort of cosmic demolition derby, the researchers observed. "We have hit the jackpot of gravitational lenses," said lead researcher James Lowenthal of Smith College in Massachusetts, US.
"These ultra-luminous galaxies are very rare. Gravitational lensing magnifies them so that you can see small details that otherwise are unimaginable. We want to understand what's powering these monsters, and gravitational lensing allows us to study them," he added.

Google Pixel, Pixel XL Tipped to Receive Android O in August, Ahead of Nexus Devices

Android O was one of the biggest highlights of Google I/O 2017 this year, and to test waters the search giant has also released Android O in a public beta. The timeline for a public release is usually at the same time as the launch of the new Pixel device in October. However, a new tip hints that the current Pixel devices will be the first to receive a stable update to Android O, as early as August. Android Police’s David Ruddock tweeted this information claiming that the Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL will be the first to receive Android O. The update will be rolled out in the first or second week of August, ahead of Nexus devices. This is way in advance from last year’s rollout timeline as well. This isn’t to say that Nexus devices won’t be receiving an update, but only a little later. Ruddock claims that he got the information from a reliable source, but we recommend you to not get your hopes up until Google announces it officially.

Chrome 59 Rolling Out for Desktop Users, Brings New Material Design Settings Menu

Google’s Chromium team has now rolled out the stable version of Chrome 59 for its desktop users. It brings a lot of under-the-hood changes, security fixes, and one notable addition is the Material design makeover for the Settings menu. While Chrome browser got a Material Design overhaul in previous versions – Chrome 52 for Mac and Chrome 53 for Windows – the Settings menu has remained unchanged. Now, Chrome 59 finally brings that change with a completely new design. The Chrome Settings menu has been in testing for quite a while, it is now visible in the stable version once you update to the latest version. The slick material design brings a whole new look with the same basic settings still in place. There’s a new blue action bar for search, and A navigation menu that lets you jump to important categories. It pops-up from the side, with Advanced Settings still at the bottom hiding more controls for users. While no additional settings have been added, it’s a big revamp from the old des…

MediaTek Opens New Facility in Bengaluru

MediaTek on Wednesday announced the opening up of its new facility in Bengaluru. Not just providing research and development, sales and marketing support to MediaTek India, it will also support the company's growing business in emerging smartphone technology and other key sectors such as 5G, imaging and automotive. "MediaTek is about making great technology available to everyone. India is a shining example of how connecting billions of people and devices can help enhance how we all live, work or play," said Jeffrey Ju, Co-Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President of MediaTek Inc, in a statement.
MediaTek's chipsets power consumer products like cell phones, TVs, set-top boxes, DVD players, routers, tablets, fitness bands, smart watches and gaming stations.

Old iPhones and iPads: iOS 11 is making older models obsolete

Bye-bye iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, and any 4th generation iPads – iOS 11 is acomin' and it doesn't want any part of your old-fashioned shenanigans! It's inevitable that some products and platforms will be pushed by the wayside once new, better products and platforms and developed. To quote the Lion King, it's the circle of life! After WWDC's big unveiling of things like watchOS 4, the new iMac Pro, ARKit, and more, some people have speculated that iOS 11 – arguably one of the biggest announcements at WWDC 2017 – might cause some mischief for older models of iPhone and iPad. And right they were.

10.5-inch iPad Pro

The new iPad Pro both fixes the segmentation of the Pro line and pushes the whole iPad experience forward. Even though it won't ship with iOS 11 when it launches next week, the new iPad Pro's hardware features alone are enough to make me consider upgrading my 9.7-inch tablet after just a year. The bigger display on the 10.5-inch and 12.9-inch tablets is, of course, appealing, as is the Wide Color (P3) gamut and True Tone being adopted across both models. The displays are also brighter and more anti-reflective, both of which were immediately evident when viewing the tablets under the glare of the hands-on spotlights. But the biggest deal here is ProMotion — a feature that sounds a bit like a sports drink and can't easily be described to the average user. Apple doesn't even mention it on its iPad Pro website overview, choosing instead to focus on the marketable part of the feature: the tablet's better screen refresh rate.

iOS 11 Everything you need to know!

Messages With iOS 10, apps and stickers were introduced, but iOS 11 makes them even more accessible with an app drawer at the bottom of your Messages screen. Also new with iMessages, when you sign into a new device, all your messages are automatically synced (so you can delete embarrassing messages across all platforms!). There's also optimized device storage, and end-to-end encryption. Apple Pay Apple Pay now introduces person-to-person payment!

Send and receive money while chatting with friends and family because it's integrated right into Messages as an iMessage feature. The money you get will go into your Apple Pay cash card, so you can shop online, send money elsewhere, and more! It'll be available with all iOS devices.
Siri Siri is available in more languages and more countries than any other assistant, but it's time for a change! Siri's voice has changed to a more natural, less robotic tone for both the female and male voices. Siri also has a new translatio…

Every Pokemon Game and Release Date for Nintendo Switch and 3DS You Need to Know

At the Pokemon Direct Event, Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, Pokken Tournament DX, and Pokemon Sun and Gold were announced. These would be for the Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Switch, and Nintendo’s Virtual Console for the Nintendo 3DS respectively. Headlining with Pokken Tournament DX, it will see a release on the Nintendo Switch on September 22, 2017. Much like its predecessors, it is a fighting game. The game contains five new Pokemon, ranked, friendly, and group matches for online play, and there will be a playable demo from June 13. It will be shown off during Nintendo’s Treehouse Live Event at E3 2017.