OnePlus 7

OnePlus 7
Codename Guacamoleb

OnePlus 7 Specifications

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Launch Date: Announced 2019 May. Available from 25 May 2019.
Body Dimensions: 157.7 x 74.8 x 8.2 mm (6.21 x 2.94 x 0.32 in)
Body Weight: 182 g or 6.42 oz
Body Material: Front glass (Gorilla Glass 6), back glass (Gorilla Glass 5), aluminium frame
SIM: Dual Nano-SIM, dual stand-by
Display Screen Type: Optic AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colours
Display Screen Size: 6.41 inches, 100.9 cm2 (~85.5% screen-to-body ratio)
Display Screen Resolution: 1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~402 ppi density)
Display Screen Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 6
OS: Android 9.0 (Pie), OxygenOS 9.5.5
Chipset: Qualcomm SDM855 Snapdragon 855 (7 nm)
CPU: Octa-core (1×2.84 GHz Kryo 485 & 3×2.42 GHz Kryo 485 & 4×1.80 GHz Kryo 485)
GPU: Adreno 640 Graphics
Memory: 8 GB RAM, 6 GB RAM
SD Card Slot: No
Internal Storage: 256 GB, 128 GB
Rear Facing Camera: Dual Setup
48 MP, f/1.7, (wide), 1/2″, 0.8µm, PDAF, OIS
5MP, f/2.4, 1.12µm, depth sensor
Features: Dual-LED flash, HDR, panorama
Video: 2160p@30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/240fps, 720p@480fps, Auto HDR, gyro-EIS
Front Facing Camera: Single Camera
16 MP, f/2.0, 25mm (wide), 1/3.1″, 1.0µm
Features: Auto-HDR
Video: 1080p@30fps, gyro-EIS
Loudspeaker: Yes, with stereo speakers
Audio quality: Dolby Atmos sound with Active noise cancellation with dedicated Microphones
3.5mm Headphone Jack: No
Network: GSM / CDMA / HSPA / LTE or 2G/3G/4G
WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot
Bluetooth: 5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX HD
GPS: Yes, with dual-band A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO, SBAS
NFC: Yes
Infrared port: Yes
Radio: No
USB: 3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go
Other Features: Under Display Fingerprint Sensor, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Battery: Non-removable Li-Po 3700 mAh battery
Charging: Fast battery charging with 20W
Colours Available: Mirror Gray and Mirror Red
Price: Around 640 USD for 6 GB RAM 128 GB Storage and 700 USD for 8 GB RAM 256 GB Storage

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About OnePlus and OnePlus 7
OnePlus Technology Co. Ltd. commonly referred to as OnePlus, is a Chinese smartphone manufacturer based in Shenzhen, Guangdong. It was founded by Pete Lau and Carl Pei in December 2013. The company officially serves 34 countries and regions around the world as of July 2018. They have released numerous phones and other products. OnePlus was founded on 16 December 2013 by former Oppo vice-president Pete Lau and Carl Pei. According to Chinese public records, The “OnePlus” only institutional shareholder is Oppo Electronics. The company’s main goal was to design a smartphone that would balance high-end quality with a lower price than other phones in its class. Believing that users would “Never Settle” for the lower-quality devices produced by other companies. The company unveiled its first device the OnePlus One on 23 April 2014. In April 2014, OnePlus hired Han Han to help market its products in mainland China. On 9 March 2014 the company expanded its operations to the European Union. OnePlus made its products available in Southeast Asia for the first time partnering with Lazada Indonesia on 23 January 2015. The OnePlus 7 Pro and OnePlus 7 were launched on May 14 in Bangalore, New York, and London simultaneously and went on sale starting May 25. The OnePlus 7 Pro and OnePlus 7 are the first phones to go on sale with UFS 3.0 storage.

Honor 20 Pro

Honor 20 Pro
Honor 20 Pro Specifications

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Launch Date: Announced 2019 May. Release 2019 June.
Body Dimensions: 154.6 x 74 x 8.4 mm (6.09 x 2.91 x 0.33 in)
Body Weight: 182 g or 6.42 oz
Body Material: Front/back glass, aluminium frame
SIM: Dual Nano-SIM, dual stand-by
Display Screen Type: IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colours
Display Screen Size: 6.26 inches, 96.2 cm2 (~84.1% screen-to-body ratio)
Display Screen Resolution: 1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~412 ppi density)
OS: Android 9.0 (Pie), Magic 2.1
Chipset: Hi-Silicon Kirin 980 (7 nm)
CPU: Octa-core (2×2.6 GHz Cortex-A76 & 2×1.92 GHz Cortex-A76 & 4×1.8 GHz Cortex-A55)
GPU: Mali-G76 MP10 Graphics
Memory: 8 GB RAM
SD Card Slot: No
Internal Storage: 256 GB
Rear Facing Camera: Quad Setup
48 MP, f/1.4, 28mm (wide), 1/2″, 0.8µm, Laser/PDAF, OIS
8 MP, f/2.4, 80mm (telephoto), 1/4.4″, Laser/PDAF, OIS, 3x optical zoom
16 MP, f/2.2, 13mm (Ultra wide), 1/3.1″
2 MP, f/2.4, 27mm (wide) dedicated macro camera
Features: LED flash, HDR, panorama
Video: 2160p@30fps, 1080p@30/60fps; gyro-EIS
Front Facing Camera: Single 32 MP, f/2.0, 0.8µm
Features: HDR
Video: 1080p@30fps, gyro-EIS
Loudspeaker: Yes, Voice 68dB / Noise 72dB / Ring 87dB
Audio quality: Noise -92.9dB / Crosstalk -46.8dB with Active noise cancellation with dedicated Microphones and 32-bit/192kHz audio.
3.5mm Headphone Jack: No
Network: GSM / HSPA / LTE or 2G/3G/4G
WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth: 5.0, A2DP, aptX HD, LE
NFC: Yes (market/region dependent)
Infrared port: Yes
Radio: No
USB: 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go
Other Features: Fingerprint Sensor (side-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Battery: Non-removable Li-Po 4000 mAh battery
Charging: Fast charging with 22.5W (50% in just 30 min)
Colours Available: Phantom Blue, Phantom Black
Price: Around 580 USD

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About Honor
Honor is a smartphone brand owned by Huawei Technologies. As part of the Huawei Consumer Business Group’s dual-brand strategy. Honor provides smartphone handsets targeting young consumers but has released tablet computers and wearable technology as well. Founded in 2013 Honor line of cost-effective smartphones allows Huawei to compete with mid-range online smartphone brands in China and global Market. Honor began its international expansion in April 2014 with launching the Honor 3C in Malaysia, followed by the release of the Honor 6 in Europe in October. By June 2015 the brand had expanded into 74 countries, including in Europe, India, and Japan. The Honor 8X and Honor 8X Max were released in September 2018 in China. That same month, The Honor Play was named “Best of IFA 2018” by Top Tier Global Media, praising the device for its GPU Turbo and smart gaming features. In August 2016, Recode reported that Honor had sold over 60 million products, generating over $8.4 billion in revenue.

In December 2018, The Honor View 20 was announced with three new technologies such as a 48 megapixel rear camera, All-View Display and Link Turbo. Huawei EMUI is used on Honor and Huawei branded phones. Honor MagicOS is being used on the Honor Magic 2 and the Honor View 20.
In May 2019, The Honor 20 Series has released, which won three awards from Android Authority, Android Police and Android Headline with the Verge describing the Honor 20 Pro as ‘flagship specs with a midrange price’.



BlackBerry Messenger
BlackBerry Messenger is a proprietary mobile instant messenger and video communication application included on BlackBerry devices that allows messaging and voice calls between BlackBerry OS, BlackBerry 10, iOS, Android, and Windows Mobile users.
BlackBerry Messenger was launched on August 1, 2005 by BlackBerry Limited.

The consumer edition for iOS and Android or BBM Consumer was developed by Indonesian company Emtek (formerly known as Research In Motion) under license from BlackBerry Limited. Messages sent via BBM are sent over the Internet and use the BlackBerry PIN system. In the past many service providers allowed sign-in to BBM using a dedicated BlackBerry data plan. BBM also allows users to send pictures, audio recordings, files, share real time location on a map, stickers and a wide selection of emojis. With the release of BlackBerry Messenger 5.0, BlackBerry allows users to use a QR Code to add each other to their respective friend’s lists rather than using only numeric PIN identification or an email address associated with the user’s BBM. The release of BlackBerry Messenger 6.0 introduced additional traits. This update is focused on social communication mediums including ‘BBM Connected Apps’ which allow the user to invite friends to share their favourite BlackBerry Applications. With the release of BlackBerry Messenger 7.0 in December 2012, voice chat or BBM Voice Call was introduced.

Communication was only possible between BlackBerry devices until late 2013 when BBM was released on iOS and Android systems. 300 million Stickers have been shared. Daily 150,000 BBM Voice Calls are placed. There are more than 190 million BBM users worldwide as of 2015. BBM was the original “mobile-first” messaging service and highly popular until it started to lose out to rivals. On November 4, 2014, BBM scored 1 out of 7 points on the Electronic Frontier Foundation’s “Secure Messaging Scorecard”. It lost points because communications are not encrypted with a key the provider doesn’t have access, users can’t verify contacts’ identities, past messages are not secure if the encryption keys are stolen, the code is not open to independent review, the security design is not properly documented, and there has not been a recent independent code audit.
As of April 2016, Indonesia was the only country where BBM was the most popular messaging app installed on 87.5% of Android devices in the country.

The consumer version of BBM is officially discontinued at the end of May 2019. Emtek has announced that it will end support for the messaging app on May 31st 2019.
Saying “We are proud of what we have built to date… The technology industry however is very fluid and in spite of our substantial efforts users have moved on to other platforms. While new users proved difficult to sign on,” since users has moved on Emtek wrote in a blog, “Though we are sad to say goodbye, the time has come to sunset the BBM consumer service, and for us to move on.”

Those using the enterprise version of the app called BBM Enterprise or BBMe will continue operations as normal but there is a $2.50 subscription fee for every six months. BBMe does offer end-to-end encryption and message editing / unsending where the consumer version didn’t. So it may be worth the dollars if you’re still a BBM user.
BBM Enterprise (formerly known as BBM Protected) was developed fully by BlackBerry Limited.

You can download the enterprise version on Android, iOS, Windows, MacOS, BlackBerryOS for free.

Huawei Ark OS

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Huawei had confirmed quite recently that it is working on its own operating system as an alternative to Android and thanks to several trademarks that Huawei submitted we may know the name of that operating system.
The company has trademarked three names with EUIPO that includes HUAWEI ARK OS, HUAWEI ARK, ARK, and ARK OS. All of these trademarks were filed on May 24, so not so many days ago.
These trademarks do not confirm that this is Huawei’s upcoming alternative to Android but considering that the company confirmed that it is working on that OS and that its development had to be accelerated due to recent US and Google-related issues. Chances are that the OS will be called “Ark OS”.
Huawei actually confirmed way back in November that it is developing an Android alternative though back then the news was not as important as it is now. If you have not been living under a rock for the past couple of weeks you know that the US basically banned Huawei from doing business with US companies. Which prompted Google to cut ties with the company as well.
When the company said it developed its own operating system in case of any circumstances that it can face from the US. The possible name was ( a Chinese name, which could be different for the global users ) Huawei OS – “Hongmeng“.
Following all that, a number of other companies cancelled on Huawei. Creating a huge issue for one of the largest smartphone manufacturers in the world. Based on the latest numbers Huawei is the second largest smartphone manufacturer in the world after Samsung and the company was aiming to trump Samsung next year but this prohibition will affect those plans quite a bit.
According to recent reports Huawei’s sales dropped following recent US-related issues. Huawei’s smart phones are based on Android, and even though Huawei was granted a three-month grace period to keep its license. That won’t mean much for the company if it doesn’t manage to turn things around.
Huawei’s CEO said that the company is ready for the change and ensured its users that everything will be okay but there are a ton of obstacles for the company if the situation doesn’t get ironed out. Switching to a completely new OS is one thing but Huawei is now having issues on the hardware side as well.
Many of its components either come from US companies or are provided by companies that have direct ties to those US companies. As various patents are into play which may render Huawei illegible to use those parts. Its Kirin chips may be affected by the whole situation as well.
Now, this may be only a political maneuver initialized by the US President Donald Trump. As he did say recently that Huawei may be included in the US-China trade deal. If that ends up happening all of Huawei’s issues may be resolved but the longer this period lasts the more damage will be done to the company. It would be a real hit for the tech community to see Huawei fall down the ladder. As it would have a considerable impact on competition and basically leave the vast majority of the market for Samsung and Apple to control.
Huawei’s first-ever self-developed operating system will soon be launched this fall.
As a Chinese tech giant Huawei will find its way around this. We all just hope that Huawei’s OS will be stable and will come with wide range of app support and doesn’t end up like Fire phone, Windows phone or other OS that came in the market but couldn’t fill the market demands. These days new OS just come and go, Time will tell if Huawei can make a permanent mark.

The New MacOS Catalina

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macOS Catalina or macOS 10.15 is the newest version of the operating system that will run on the Mac from this fall 2019. macOS Catalina’s name was inspired by the Catalina Islands that is off the coast of Southern California.

In macOS Catalina Apple has taken away the iTunes app that’s been a staple to the Mac operating system since 2001. iTunes has been split into three apps: Music, Podcasts, and TV (coming this fall 2019). The new apps are similar in function to iTunes now but are split up by feature. You can still manage your devices in Catalina, but it’s now done through the Finder rather than through an app. Syncing media can be done using the Apple TV, Podcasts, or Music apps.

In the Music app there’s full access to the music library just like in iTunes. Regardless of whether the songs were purchased or ripped from a CD. The iTunes Music Store is included in the Music app, and you can access Apple Music content too.
The Apple TV app is similar to the Apple TV app on the Apple TV and iOS devices, offering up access to TV and movie content for the first time. The new TV app will support 4K HDR content on 2018 and later Macs.
In the new Podcasts app users can access their Podcasts library, which was previously housed in iTunes. There are features for browsing, viewing top charts, and managing your library, plus new editor-curated categories. Podcasts is a simple app but useful for those who listen to a lot of podcasts.
Your 32-bit apps are no longer going to work in macOS Catalina. You’ll get a warning when you install the update. macOS Catalina supports 64-bit apps only, and that means that some of your older apps that haven’t been updated for a while won’t run at all. The Dashboard feature which has long been disabled by default has been officially removed in Catalina.
A new Sidecar feature available in System Preferences lets you turn your ipad into a display for your Mac with just the click of a button. Apple Pencil support works with the ipad with Sidecar, so you can turn your ipad into a drawing tablet in apps like Photoshop. You can extend your display or mirror it so both screens display the same content.
macOS Catalina ramps up the security in macOS, and Gatekeeper. Apple’s security protocol checks all your apps for known security issues. New data protections also require apps to get your permission before accessing your documents.

For those with an Apple Watch set up to unlock the Mac, there’s now an option to approve security prompts by tapping on the side button of the watch. Macs with a T2 chip in them support Activation Lock for the first time, making them useless to thieves much as it does on the iPhone.
A new Find My app is also available in iPadOS and iOS 13 brings the Find My Mac and Find My Friends technology to a Mac app for the first time and it has a feature that lets you track your devices even when they’re offline. This option leverages Bluetooth and the devices of other people who might be around your lost or stolen device, relaying its location securely and anonymously back to you.
Screen Time has expanded to the Mac in macOS Catalina so now you can track your device usage across your all device. Not just iPhone and iPad, for a better picture of how you’re spending your time.
Project Catalyst, known internally at Apple as Project Marzipan, will let developers port their iPad apps over to the Mac with just a few clicks in Xcode and minor tweaks, which will ultimately result in a much greater number of macOS apps available.
There’s a new Photos interface that organizes your pictures by day, month, or year, while also intelligently choosing your best photos so you can relive all of your favourite memories.
In Safari, there’s a new start page that uses Siri Suggestions to display frequently visited sites, bookmarks, iCloud tabs, Reading List selections, and links you’ve been sent in Messages for a more personalized Safari start page.

Mail in macOS Catalina adds new features for blocking emails from specific senders, muting threads, and unsubscribing from commercial email lists. There’s a new Gallery View in notes, along with new view-only collaboration options and folder sharing.

As on iOS, the Reminders app has been overhauled with introducing a new user interface, smart lists, attachment support, and Messages integration to make it easier to create and organize your reminders.
Voice Control lets users who can’t use a Mac in the traditional way operate their machine using solely voice commands through Siri. This feature also works on iOS 13 and iPadOS.

The macOS Catalina beta is limited to developers at the current time, but it will be available to public beta testers starting in July. Apple plans to beta test the update for several months before releasing it to the public this fall 2019.

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macOS Catalina installation requirements :
MacBook 2015 and later
MacBook Air 2012 and later
MacBook Pro 2012 and later
Mac mini 2012 and later
iMac 2012 and later
iMac Pro 2017 and later
Mac Pro 2013 and later

A brief history of macOS

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The heritage of what would become Mac OS had originated at NeXT, a company founded by Steve Jobs following his departure from Apple in 1985. There the Unix-like NeXTSTEP operating system was developed, and then launched in 1989. The kernel of NeXTSTEP is based upon the Mach kernel, which was originally developed at Carnegie Mellon University. With additional kernel layers and low-level user space code derived from parts of BSD. Its graphical user interface was built on top of an object-oriented GUI toolkit using the Objective-C programming language.

Throughout the early 1990s, Apple had tried to create a “next-generation” OS to succeed its classic Mac OS through the Taligent, Copland and Gershwin projects, but all of them were eventually abandoned. This led Apple to purchase NeXT in 1996, allowing NeXTSTEP, then called OPENSTEP, to serve as the basis for Apple’s next generation operating system.
Mac OS (previously Mac OS X and later OS X) is a series of graphical operating systems developed and marketed by Apple Inc. since 2001. It is the primary operating system for Apple’s Mac family of computers. Within the market of desktop, laptop and home computers, and by web usage, it is the second most widely used desktop OS after Microsoft Windows.
Mac OS is the second major series of Macintosh operating systems. The first is colloquially called the “classic” Mac OS which was introduced in 1984, and the final release of which was Mac OS 9 in 1999. The first desktop version, Mac OS X 10.0, was released in March 2001, with its first update, 10.1, arriving later that year. After this, Apple began naming its releases after big cats, which lasted until OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion. Since OS X 10.9 Mavericks, releases have been named after locations in California.
Apple shortened the name to “OS X” in 2012 and then changed it to “Mac OS” in 2016. Adopting the nomenclature that they were using for their other operating systems, iOS, watchOS, and tvOS. The latest version is Mac OS Catalina, which will be publicly released in September 2019.
Mac OS X was originally presented as the tenth major version of Apple’s operating system for Macintosh computers; current versions of mac OS retain the major version number “10”. Previous Macintosh operating systems (versions of the classic Mac OS) were named using Arabic numerals, as with Mac OS 8 and Mac OS 9. The letter “X” in Mac OS X’s name refers to the number 10, a Roman numeral. It is therefore correctly pronounced “ten” in this context. However, it is also commonly pronounced like the letter “X”.
OS X versions:
1. Mac OS 10.0 “Cheetah”
2. Mac OS 10.1 “Puma”
3. Mac OS 10.2 “Jaguar”
4. Mac OS 10.3 “Panther”
5. Mac OS 10.4 “Tiger”
6. Mac OS 10.5 “Leopard”
7. Mac OS 10.6 “Snow Leopard”
8. Mac OS 10.7 “Lion”
9. Mac OS 10.8 “Mountain Lion”
10. Mac OS 10.9 “Mavericks”
11. Mac OS 10.10 “Yosemite”
12. Mac OS 10.11 “El Capitan”
13. Mac OS 10.12 “Sierra”
14. Mac OS 10.13 “High Sierra”
15. Mac OS 10.14 “Mojave”
16. Mac OS 10.15 “Catalina”

The iPod touch is back in 2019

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The iPod touch is back in 2019.
Apple has updated the iPod touch with a new processor and higher storage while keeping the rest unchanged.

The iPod touch now comes with the A10 Fusion chipset, same as the one found on the iPhone 7. iOS 12 Operating System with 1 GB of ram.
It’s not quite the latest and greatest but it’s a decent step-up from the A8 found on the previous model.
The new chipset enables additional features. You can now make Group FaceTime calls, which can include up to 32 people. It also enables the use of AR features in apps that use Apple’s ARKit framework.

Apart from the chipset, the new model also comes with a 256 GB storage, which joins the previous 128 GB and 32 GB options.

The rest of the product has been left untouched. This means you are still getting the same 4-inch (diagonal) widescreen Retina display with Multi-Touch IPS technology 1136-by-640-pixel resolution at 326 ppi 800:1 contrast ratio with Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating.
8MP camera on the back with Autofocus, ƒ/2.4 aperture, Five-element lens, Hybrid IR filter, Backside illumination, Auto image stabilization, HDR for photos, Exposure control, Panorama (up to 43 MP), Burst mode, Tap to focus, Photo geo tagging over Wi-Fi, Timer mode, Image formats captured: HEIF and JPEG.
Video Recording with 1080p HD video recording (30 fps), Tap to focus while recording, Slow-mo video (120 fps), Time-lapse video, Cinematic video stabilization, 3x zoom, Video geo tagging over Wi-Fi, Video formats recorded: HEVC and H.264.
And 1.2MP camera on the front with ƒ/2.2 aperture, 720p HD video recording, Backside illumination sensor, Auto HDR for videos, Burst mode, Exposure control, Timer mode.
Wireless: 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi‑Fi, Bluetooth: 4.1 wireless technology, A single loudspeaker, Lightning Connector, no Face ID or even Touch ID, 3D Touch or haptic feedback. Fortunately it does have a 3.5mm headphone jack.
Up to 40 hours Music playback time and 8 hours of Video playback time.

Supported Language: English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Greek, Slovak, Swedish, Hungarian, Russian, Ukrainian, Chinese, Hong Kong, Japanese, Korean, Arabic, Catalan, Hebrew, Hindi, Indonesian, Malay, Thai, Turkish and Vietnamese.

The new iPod touch starts at $199 for the 32 GB model, $299 for the 128 GB and $399 for the 256 GB model. It comes in six colours Such as Product Red, Blue, Pink, Silver, Gold, Space Gray.
In the Box it comes with iPod touch, Apple Ear Pods, Lightning to USB Cable, Quick Start guide.

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A short brief of iPod touch 1st generation : The original iPod touch launched in 2007 with 8 GB/16 GB memory, 128 MB dynamic RAM, 480 x 320 pixels 165 ppi 3.5 inches multi-touch display screen, 412 MHz ARM CPU, PowerVR Lite GPU, 802.11b/g Wi-Fi, Built-in rechargeable 580 mAh Li-Po battery and the 32 GB model was added in Feb 2008. In 2010 finally iPod touch got a camera not just on the front but on the back as well.

Currently Apple has released iPod Touch 7th generation and will available during fall 2019.