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Amazon Kindle; The World’s Best-Selling Reading Device!

For all you avid readers out there for whom a book is a need rather than a want and is the companion, you’d rather spend your every free moment with, Amazon’s Kindle is the answer to your prayers! Kindle is a great reading device that ensures that you are never without a book at hand, or rather in your pocket as Kindle is compact enough to fit into your pocket. Amazon has made Kindle available in a few variants in order to cater to the diverse needs of bookworms world over. However, a few standout features are common to all Kindle e-readers. These are,

Reads like a Book:

Reading a book on the Kindle reader is a joy as the pages look and read like actual printed pages. In order to ensure maximum comfort when reading, especially to the eyes, all the fonts on the reader have been tweaked and fine-tuned.

All readers support a notes feature in the margins. You can edit or delete these notes, or even export them to your computer. Besides, you can also highlight sections of text, share them as quotes on Twitter, Facebook, etc., and even see what other readers have highlighted on their readers.

Page flip is a new additional feature available on the Kindle readers that enables flipping through a book much like you would an actual book. You could skim through the book, scan it chapter wise or even have a peek at the end, all without losing your pace in the book.

All Kindle readers are lighter than most paperbacks and are comfortable even when held in one hand for extra-long reading sessions.

Being a dedicated e-reader Kindle ensures that you read without distractions in the form of e-mail alerts and push notifications, which would keep popping up on your screen in the case of tablets and smartphones.

Does More Than a Book:

All Kindle e-readers possess additional features that let you do more than you would with a book. Every reader helps you multi-task while staying with the book that you are reading. Hence, you could look up definitions, different characters, the settings in a story etc. all without leaving the page you were reading. Besides, Kindle also gives you a personalized estimate of how long you would take to complete reading a book or a chapter with its Time to Read feature. With Kindle’s Vocabulary Builder, you can expand your vocabulary based on the words you look up in the dictionary. The Word Wise feature even provides definitions for difficult words within the book itself as pop-up cards that appear when you tap on a difficult word. The X-Ray feature enables exploring the ‘bones of a book’ including passages with important ideas, characters, historical references etc. In addition, an About the Book section helps you learn more about the book you are currently reading and its author. Kindle’s bookmarking feature using Whispersync technology, notes, highlight, sharing parts of a text, search feature including a search from Goodreads and the Kindle store, adjustable font size, type, adjustable brightness, etc are features that are available on all Kindle e-readers.

Holds Thousands of Books:

Each Kindle, irrespective of the variant is capable of holding thousands of books, magazines, journals, newspapers, etc., much like your own personal library. Books are available in audiobook form as well.

Long Battery Life:

The Kindle reader, unlike tablets and smartphones, comes with a long battery life lasting weeks and not just a few hours on a single charge. That, therefore, means that you have unimpeded reading for weeks, especially when travelling in remote areas where access to electricity is restricted.

Glare-free Reading:

The Kindle e-reader comes with an anti-glare touch screen making it a comfortable reading device even in bright sunlight.

Reading Without Distractions:

With Kindle, your reading sessions remain focused on the book with no disturbance from incoming messages, notifications, or calls.

Below, we discuss the Kindle variants currently available on Amazon.

Kindle E-Reader

This Kindle e-reader is the basic version of the device and the most affordable of the lot with a price tag of approximately $79.99. Like every Kindle variant, this one too possesses the features described above that are common to all Kindle readers. This variant is available in black or white and is supposedly a thinner lighter version making it comfortable enough for one hand read. It weighs 161g with dimensions of 160×115×9.1mm. The All-New Kindle comes with a 6” glare-free display with a screen resolution of 167ppi, ensuring that your eyes are not strained and that your reading experience is the same as when you read from an actual paper and print book. Unlike smartphone and tablet displays that are backlit and emit a blue light that is believed to disrupt sleep patterns, the All-New Kindle display has no such backlight and can be read only in well-lit surroundings just like with an actual book. You would need a Wi-Fi connection to connect to the internet and download your books on to the device. The device comes with 4GB storage and is not waterproof so be careful with it around water.

Kindle Paperwhite E-Reader

Although the Kindle Paperwhite comes with the same 6” sized screen as the Kindle e-reader, it does possess an improved higher screen resolution of 300ppi ensuring crisp, clear text. The new version of Kindle Paperwhite introduces a new font Bookerly, which is the closest in appearance to actual print and enhances reading comfort, especially over a longer duration. Besides, Kindle’s typography comes with improvements in character spacing, hyphenation, kerning, justification, support for drop-caps, and ligatures, all of this ensuring a smoother, quicker read with fewer page turns. The Kindle Paperwhite display has a built-in front light that enables you to read in the dark without any strain on your eyes. The Kindle Paperwhite is slimmer than a pencil and lighter than a paperback making it easy to hold up when you read even over longer reading sessions. Kindle Paperwhite is available in black or white and with connectivity options of Wi-Fi or Wi-Fi plus Free 3G. With the Free 3G option, Amazon pays for the 3G wireless connectivity for downloading your books, and you would only need to pay for the Wi-Fi services that you use. The Kindle Paperwhite is not waterproof, comes with 4GB storage capacity, and is priced from $119.99 upward.

Kindle Voyage E-Reader

The Kindle Voyage comes with a 6” screen just like the basic reader and the Paperwhite version. However, it has a few additional features that justify the enhanced pricing, which starts at $199.99. It comes with a glass screen that is micro-etched giving it the feel of paper and a high screen resolution display of 300ppi. It comes with a front-lit screen like the Paperwhite making it readable in the dark. However, its most prominent feature is the Adaptive light sensor, which enables it to adjust the light on the screen based on the light in your surroundings, so that you are provided with an ideal level of brightness on your screen at all times. It also comes with the PagePress feature that ensures you do not have to lift a finger to turn a page. Just apply pressure on the bezel of the screen to turn the page. The Kindle Voyage is just 7.6mm thick making it even more lightweight in hand. Like the Paperwhite, it comes with either Wi-Fi or Wi-Fi plus 3G connectivity and is not waterproof. It has an inbuilt storage capacity of 4GB.

All-New Kindle Oasis E-Reader

Kindle Oasis is the most expensive of the Kindle e-readers currently available in the market with prices beginning from $249.99. While the Paperwhite and Voyage come with a 6” display this variant comes with a 7″ high-resolution 300ppi display. This means that a single page will hold over 30% more words thus ensuring fewer page turns. Its ergonomic design that tapers to a mere 3.4mm in width makes it extremely lightweight. It comes with a sturdy, and sleek anodized aluminium back casing. This is the only waterproof Kindle available so far. The Kindle Oasis has dedicated page turn buttons in addition to the touch display. The page orientation too automatically rotates to match the hand that you use to hold the device. The Kindle Oasis is available with a higher storage capacity in an 8GB version with Wi-Fi connectivity and a 32 GB version with Wi-Fi plus free 3G connectivity. The Oasis also comes with an adaptive front light. It also comes with additional personalization settings such as font sizes, alignment of text, adjustable boldness levels, and so on.

Conclusion:

Kindle has become more of a necessity rather than a luxury for all book lovers. With the various models of Kindle available on Amazon today, all of them priced differently, there is a Kindle available to suit every pocket. One does tend to be spoilt for choice and a bit confused about which one to opt for. However, after going through the specs detailed above and based on your own reading needs it would not be hard for you to identify your very own Kindle. Happy reading!

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Amazon Fire TV stick; Detailed review.

Amazon Fire TV stick

You can directly connect the Amazon Fire TV Stick to your HDTV and start to stream on movies, TV shows, and songs from amazon prime video, Hotstar, Netflix Gaana and many more services.

 

Amazon fire TV stick is available for the price that starts at $39.99.

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What is Amazon fire TV stick?

It is a tiny stick which can be connected to your HDTV to explore a world of online entertainment. From this, you can have a massive selection of Bollywood, Hollywood, and regional language, movies, TV episodes, and voice search. What’s the easiest way to enjoy Amazon Prime video, Hotstar, Netflix, YouTube, Eros Now, Gaana, music, games and more?

Instant Access

You can instantly access your favourite subscription and streaming services like Amazon Prime video, Hotsatr and more with Amazon Fire TV stick. In addition to that, you can watch live TV channels including sports and news. Subscription fees may be applied for this services.

Prime Services

If you are an authorized Amazon Prime member, this will instantly unlock you with thousands of Bollywood and regional blockbusters, Hollywood movies, US TV shows, kids’ shows and original shows created by Amazon. You can instantly access award-winning Amazon original shows like Mozart in the jungle, fantastic shows for kids like Tumble leaf and creative Galaxy being an Amazon Prime member.

Firefox and Silk web browser

With the Firefox and Silk web browser on Firetv, you can access the entire world wide web. All your favourite web contents can be now accessed on the big screen including Sports, news, TV shows, movies, social news and web videos. YouTube can be accessed by downloading the Firefox or Silk full web browsers which is free for downloading. Fire TV stick remote buttons can be used for easy search, navigate, play and pause, and even fast-forwarding the web videos. You can simply search for “Firefox” or “Silk” using your remote to download one of these apps.

Features and details

Amazon fire TV stick can be connected to your HDTV to start streaming all type of entertainments. It is very easy to build up and use. If you are free to register for your Amazon account, you can just plug it into your HDTV and enjoy the favourite titles. You can have a massive selection of Bollywood, Hollywood and regional language movies and more entertainment shows. Prime members are having an advantage of getting unlimited access to all the features provided by Amazon TV stick without additional cost. The stick comes with a voice remote which can be pressed merely and command the name of the so we want to watch. You can bring your favourite shows and movies with you when you travel by plugging the fire TV stick into any HDTV after connecting to Wi-Fi.

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Amazon echo dot in India!

Amazon has made available its series of echo speakers to everyone in India after four months of launching of the speakers in the country on an invite-only basis. Android police spotted that customers in India can now purchase the echo and echo dot, even though both the speakers are notably much more expensive than their versions sold in the US.

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The Echo speakers have also received the support for English(India) to go along with the English(Australia), English(Canada), English(UK) and English(US), German and Japanese. But they do not support Hindi so far which will limit the potential audience for the Echo in India.

Amazon Echo Dot is a Smart home speaker with a voice assistant has finally reached the Indian market. Amazon is taking the lead in this move for the future with it Alexa echo Jugalbandi. Amazon’s move to Google and Apple are not too far behind.

We may have seen many voice assistant devices in movies. Even the voice assistance or not new to us, such voice assistant devices like Echo and Google home seen in the films, are now coming to our houses.

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Amazon echo dot the most affordable version of its Echo range pairing with Alexa. Echo dot is a hands-free voice-controlled smart device with an inbuilt speaker. An option to manually control Echo Dot is also available. Dot can be connected to the Alexa voice service, which is built in the cloud to adapt to the speech patterns and vocabulary, for playing music, making calls, answering the questions, providing information about news, sports scores, weather and much more instantly. It’s a lot of rumours, Amazon finally released Alexa for the Indian market.

Amazon stated that the Indian version of Alexa would be different from its American counterpart. Parag Gupta, Head Product Management, Amazon devices, India, stated “We wanted our devices to talk, walk and feel Indian. Alexa is not a visiting American; she has a very Indian personality.”

Alexa via Echo Dot can respond, understand your queries, but still, the integration of Alexa in India is limited only to a few apps. Alexa can’t guide you through the traffic updates, but surely she can help you to order the groceries via Amazon pantry service. Most of the services have to be enabled in the Amazon Alexa app manually which is available only for Android and IOS. This appears to be little clumsy, but when the users are getting the choice to nitpick the skills, it is the right way to go.

You can now use your Echo device to call or message anyone who has an Echo device or the Alexa app which helps you to be with your family and friends always. You can ask Alexa to place a call or send a quick voice message to a friend when you are busy or engaged in something.

Alexa app has now enabled the “Drop in” service with which you can instantly connect with other echo devices in your home or your closest family and friends. This calling and messaging app are available in India for free.

How to set up Echo?
    • You have to download the Alexa app on your phone.
    • Keep the power on for echo dot via the adaptor given in the box.
    • Now sign in with your Amazon ID.
    • Then you have to pair the app with echo dot via Wi-Fi.
    • Then connect to local Wi-Fi linked to your Eco device.
    • You can then start to use Alexa on Echo and add skills to make sure about its features.

 

How does Echo work?

Echo dot is the simplest among the Echo family. It is a cylindrical device which offers volume up or down button, microphone button, and the power to record the conversations whenever needed. You have to make sure that you are turning off the microphone on the Echo service especially if you are not using Alexa.It is stated that Amazon is storing the conversations on a cloud server to improve the service quality that Alexa can offer you. Recorded and Alexa will be a casual fitting in your living room without drawing too much attention. Works are still in progress to improve the Alexa skills with most of the features yet to be integrated into the ecosystem.

Price details

Having good quality external speakers lying around echo dot is the best option in the budget. The price rate is starting from Rs.3,149. Alexa having increased role, you can connect echo to your speaker via Bluetooth or audio jack. Echo dot might be fit for a small sized room.

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What makes Microsoft Surface Pro 4 different?

Microsoft Surface Pro 4 is a lightweight laptop which can also serve as a Tablet. The design is meticulously crafted which is made to be incredibly versatile and ultra thin. It can also be used as an excellent tablet that can stand on its own. Surface Pro 4 can transform into three configurations which can adapt to the way you work and the places you create. The premium devices can be used for small and medium businesses. The device can also be used for exploring the education and also for your industry.

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Physical and Technical features

Microsoft Surface Pro 4 is running on 6th Generation Intel Core processor. It is powered by Windows 10 Pro and Office 30-day trial which helped the device to turn into a fully powered laptop from a tablet. TPM chip for enterprise security, enterprise great protection with Windows hello face sign in are the security options for Microsoft Surface Pro 4.

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Ambient light sensor, accelerometer, and gyroscope are the sensors detected in the device. The exterior casing is done with magnesium with silver colour and the physical buttons for volume and power are provided.

Display & Dimension

 Microsoft Surface Pro 4 is having a display of 12.3 inches with display features 267 PPI resolution with 10 point multi-touch and 3:2 aspect ratio. It is having the dimensions of 11.50″ × 7.93″ × 0.33″ (height × width × thickness).

Camera and speakers

 A Windows Hello face sign-in front facing camera is having 5 megapixels and is with 1080 p HD video. The rear-facing 8-megapixel camera is with autofocusing feature and 1080 p HD video. It claimed to have a 9-hour video playback battery life. Stereo microphones and stereo speakers with Dolby audio premium is spotted in Microsoft Surface Pro 4.

Memory capacity

It has a RAM of 4 GB, 8GB or 16GB with internal storage of 128 GB, 256GB or 512GB respectively. There is a rear camera with 8 megapixels. 802.11 ac Wi-Fi Wireless networking along with Bluetooth 4.0 Technology is the wireless options in the device.

Price and Inside the box!

In the box, it is provided with Surface Pro 4, surface pen, the power supply, quick start guide, and also safety and warranty documents. It has a one-year Limited hardware warranty. The device is having just 766 grams of weight. The price rate starts from $749.

What else?

Surface Pro 4 can be the one device for everything. To add to that experience, there are plenty of accessories that work perfectly with Surface, designed by Microsoft like Surface Pro signature type cover, surface pen tip kit, surface pen, pen and mice, keyboards, adapters, Surface Mini display port, etc.

 

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Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL; A deep review!

Google launched two flagship smartphones last year in November. Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2XL. Let’s have a detailed look at these devices.

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Google Pixel 2

Google Pixel 2 was seemed to be a “neglected child” since the launch. But when we have a closer look, Pixel 2 can fix most of the immune issues through its software.

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The device officially launched in November last year by Google company.

Physical and Technical features

Android v8.0 Oreo with octa-core processor and Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset powered in Pixel 2. A 4GB RAM with internal memory of 64GB sported in the device. There is no expandable memory and USB OTG support. Pixel 2 have the dimensions 145.7mm ×69.7mm ×7.8mm (height×width×thickness) with a weight of 143 gms. A rear fingerprint sensor along with other sensors like light, proximity, accelerometer, barometer, compass, and gyroscope included in the device. The build material is aluminum in the case and back which is water-resistant and dustproof and is available in colors like Kinda Blue, Just Black, and White. A magnificent display with 5.0 full HD screen with 1080×1920 pixels resolution having AMOLED Display along with Corning Gorilla Glass v5 protection. A perfect Li-ion 2700mAh non-replaceable battery with Quick charging feature is available. A single nano SIM with 4G/3G/2G support can insert.Connectivity options including Wi-Fi 802.11, Bluetooth v5.0, and A-GPS used.

Camera

12.2MP primary camera is with CMOS image sensor and phase detection/dual pixel/laser autofocus. Dual LED flash and continuous shooting, HDR mode is there. 8MP secondary camera has fixed focus but no autofocus feature.

Price

Pixel 2 might be a better choice than Pixel 2XL and costs a reasonable premium at Rs.61,000, putting its head on the Apple iPhone 8 and counterparts more like Samsung Galaxy S8.

Google Pixel 2 XL

Google company also launched a device just after Google Pixel 2 last year.

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Physical and Technical features

Google Pixel 2XL also powered by Android v8.0 Oreo and Octa-core 2.45GHz processor along with Qualcomm Snapdragon 835. It sported 4GB RAM and internal storage of 64GB without expandable memory and USB OTG support. The device is having the dimensions as 157.9mm × 76.7mm ×7.9mm (height × width × thickness) and weighing about 175g. Pixel XL 2 is having an aluminum case as build material with variants in colors like Black, Black, and White. This device has 6.0inches screen size with a resolution of 1440 × 2880 pixels and pixel density of 537ppi. P-OLED display type with Corning Gorilla Glass v5 Protection sported in the device. An excellent Li-ion 3520mAh non-replaceable battery with Quick and fast charging feature is available. A single nano SIM with 4G/3G/2G support can insert.

Camera

The camera specifications and the connectivity options along with the sensors included are the same as in Google Pixel 2. 12.2MP primary camera is with CMOS image sensor and phase detection/dual pixel/laser autofocus. Dual LED flash and continuous shooting, HDR mode is there. 8MP secondary camera has fixed focus but no autofocus feature.

Price

The price rate starts from Rs.56,999 for Google Pixel 2XL.

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OnePlus 5T; the facts you should know.

OnePlus 5T – India 

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OnePlus 5T is the latest flagship Smartphone from the Chinese company. The phone launched as an upgrade to the OnePlus 5 which launched last year. The phone offers all the high-end specifications for a flagship Smartphone available in the market. Here are the specifications of the Smartphone.

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Camera 

OnePlus 5T is having a dual rear-camera system in which two sensors are used to put the focus on the face you are going to capture keeping the background gently blurred which has a powerful effect. EIS helps you to shoot smooth videos even in rocky movements.

The primary dual camera is with 16MP and 20MP along with face detection, autofocus and dual-LED flash. The secondary camera is having 16MP.

Design and Display

OnePlus 5T Lava Red in Limited Edition pays tribute to the signature colour which beautifully highlights the curves of our flagship. OnePlus 5T comes with a seamless aluminium unibody (156.1 × 75 × 7.3 mm & 162 g) with curved edges. Full Optic AMOLED capacitive Display has been used. It has a screen size of 6.01 inches, with 1080 × 2160 pixels resolution and 18:9 ratio aspect with a crisp viewing experience. Corning Gorilla Glass 5 is protecting the display.

Performance

The device is powered by Android 7.1.1 Nougat OS topped with OxygenOS 4.7 software, which gives you the best experience possible. It is expected to receive Android 8.0 Oreo update soon. It is streamlined and refined with thorough detail to ensure speedy and bloat-free software. It is having incredible power and speed powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor. You can now switch between more than one app. 128GB/64GB internal storage with 8GB/6GB RAM will make plenty of room for photos and apps making overall performance even faster. No card slot is there for the microSD. Octa-core (4×2.45 GHz Kryo & 4×1.9GHz Kryo) CPU with Adreno 540 GPU  is provided in the device.

Dash Charging and Sensors

Dash charge fills your OnePlus 5T with enough battery just in 30 minutes which eliminates overnight charging without hearing the device. The rear-mounted Fingerprint sensor, accelerometer, gyro, compass and proximity sensors are sported along with a Non-removable Li-Po 3300mAh battery with enduring battery-life is in the device.

Network and connectivity

Stay connected with 35 global network bands helps you to travel anywhere without network coverage worries. The device supports two SIM cards and switching the networks is simple. Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/a.c, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, USB 2.0 and 3.5mm headset jack are the connectivity options available.

Price and Colour Options

OnePlus 5T is priced at starting from Rs.32, 999 up to Rs.35, 000 for the new view. Midnight Black and Lava Red are the colour options available.

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What is so special about Apple MacBook Air 2017?

Apple has updated its processor on 13in MacBook Air from 1.6GHz to 1.8GHz. It can’t be considered as a massive improvement as the new processor is from the same generation. But still, MacBook remains to be the favourite for an entry-level Mac laptop.

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This laptop is the one you can see in coffee shops, libraries, offices, and student digs all over the world. It’s cannot be considered as a new model since its only an update done in its processor. There were some minor processor and port changes in 2015, but since then the only real updates have been found on the processor speed and a welcome doubling of the default memory from 4GB to 8GB. It’s available only in One silvery colour.

Processor, Graphics and RAM

The update in 2017 has been limited to the slightly faster processor and rest everything remains the same from the 2015 model in which the same Intel “Broadwell” processor (1.6GHz) was used. A small speed bump from 1.6 to 1.8 GHz has been offered by the new processor in MacBook Air 2017.

Apple offers a feature, Turbo Boost, which overclocks the processor to push to greater speeds if the power is available and the temperature is at the safe level enabling to work faster. The standard 1.8GHz i5 can be pushed to 2.9GHz.

Storage

The difference between MacBook Air 2015 and MacBook Air 2017 is the storage capacity. Air’s “solid state” drives ADD drives can be got either in standard form (128GB or 256GB) or you can double the maximum onboard storage to 512GB.

Ports and Slots

It has the same side ports as the 2015 models in MacBook 2017. Two USB 3 ports up to 5Gbps for the usual peripherals, one Thunderbolt 2 port up to 20 Gbps, MagSafe 2 power port for power and peripheral making it to require £69 ($69).

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It has SDXC camera card slot and 5mm headphone jack. It boasts same great 802.11ac Wi-Fi standards as the top-of-the-range MacBook Pro.

Screen

Its screen is a 13.3in diagonal LED-backlit glossy widescreen display with a resolution of 1440×900 pixels and a pixel density of roughly 128 pixels per inch. The screen does use less power, though, and contributes to the lower overall cost.

Price

The MacBook Air is the cheapest new Mac laptop starting at ₹57,990 for the 128G model. The 256GB Air is priced at $1,199 and 512GB Air with ₹75,490.

Installed Software and apps

Lot of great Apple apps including FaceTime for free video calls and other similar apps for Apple devices and office apps, plus photo archiving, movies making, music making and listening apps can be accessed in MacBook Air.

Specifications

8GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor with 3MB shared L3 cache with the custom option of 2.2GHz Intel Core i7 processor.

  • 1600MHz LPDDR3 RAM 8GB
  • 128GB, 256GB or 512GB PCIe-based flash storage.
  • 3in, 1440×900 pixel display
  • Intel HD graphics 6000
  • 11ac Wi-Fi
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • Ports:2×USB 3; 1×Thunderbolt 2; 1×SDXC Card slot; 1×3.5mm headphone jack
  • Stereo Speakers
  • 720p FaceTime HE camera
  • Full-size backlit keyboard with an Ambient light sensor, Multi-Touch tracks
  • 54-watt-hour battery: Up to 12 hours wireless web browsing
  • Height: 0.3-1.7cm (0.11-0.68in)
  • Width: 32.5cm (12.8in)
  • Depth: 22.7cm (8.94in)
  • Weight: 1.35kg (2.96lb)

Drawbacks

  • MacBook Air is having limited hardware upgradeability.
  • The memory and processor components of the device are solved together in a single circuit board.
  • It has an outdated screen display sporting low resolution twisted nematic (TN-LCD) with low pixel density, unpleasant colour reproduction and restricted viewing angle.
  • Limited internal storage capacity.
  • The maximum storage you can get is 512GB that too comes with a price.
  • Not a good choice for Power users such as graphic designers and gamers.
  • High price tag

Conclusion

MacBook Air is a line of portable Mackintosh computer from Apple first introduced by Steve Jobs during 2008 MWC. The aforementioned specifications of MacBook Air make it an all-around every-day laptop. With mobility from a compact build and design, this ultra-portable laptop from Apple is ideal for students and business professionals.

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All you need to know about iPhone 8!

It will be an augmented reality experience ever possible with the new iPhone 8 introduced by Apple. It has got some peculiar specifications listing from the glass design, the most popular camera, the most powerful smartest chip ever possible in a smartphone, wireless charging and so on. It can be best called as a new generation of iPhone.

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Design

The all-new industrial design had rebuilt iPhone 8 to an atomic level. Apple made iPhone 8 fit into exactly the same shape as the last few iPhones launched before. iPhone 8 can be called as an iPhone designed and formed from glass. The glass design has used the most durable glass ever possible in a smartphone in its front and back.

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As the glass is potential for breaking, Apple is doing everything possible to make its glass, the most resilient possible and even to mitigate against smaller scratches and fractures which can lead to cracks and brakes overtime which makes it less slippery.
The glass of iPhone 8 now comes with 3 new finishes marketed under three frames like space grey, silver, and gold. For its opacity and depth, Apple claims to have a seven-layer colour process behind its finish.
The colour-matched aluminium band attached to the glass is microscopically sealed to prevent liquid and particle ingress. iPhone 8 has IP67 water and dust resistant to IEC Standard 60529.

Display

iPhone 8 has an LCD display like in most the iPhones of Apple whereas the new iPhone X had used an OLED display.  iPhone 8 has a True Tone display which was debuted on the 9.7 inch iPad Pro, used for the first time ever on an iPhone. It has a four-channel ambient light sensor technology to measure the colour temperature of the environment for adjusting the display exactly to look white for a white. This 24/7 technology can be used while reading an e-book, looking at photos, browsing the web, watching movies era to get the accurate colour.

Wireless charging

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Another convenient feature of iPhone 8 is the wireless charging. The phone can be charged wirelessly with Qi standard inductive charging from any nearby pad. It’s quite convenient rather have reached the end of the lightning cable, you can simply drop your iPhone 8 down on the pad where it mostly starts charging. But it’s not as fast as a wired charging. But still, it’s useful when you set up a Qi pad on the table or bed where you work.

The camera system

Apple puts tremendous effort to upgrade the camera services every year. iPhone 8 has a rear-mounted camera system with wide angle f/18 – f/2.8 with a single lens of 12megapixels.
A new feature, the sensor, has been inferred in iPhone 8. With deeper pixels, crosstalk can be reduced and accuracy can be improved. A colour filter is also there which promises to provide better true colours across the wide dynamic range. The camera has a good shutter speed. Altogether it has an easy to use the camera with silicon enhanced photography and augmented reality.

A11 Bionic

iPhone 8 launched with A11 Bionic where instead of four cores, it has six, two high-performance and four high-efficiency which are much faster than the A10 Bionic cores.

Accessories and apps

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There are differences in the camera size and positioning in iPhone 8 from iPhone 7 and iPhone 6. iPhone 8 runs iOS11 making it compatible with millions of apps newly redesigned for iPhones including apps from Google, Microsoft, Facebook, and Instagram.

Pricing and availability

iPhone 8 was made available starting at $699 for the 64GB versions and $849 for the 256GB version. It is made available in the Apple stores.

Drawbacks

  • iPhone 8 doesn’t support Iris scanner.
  • All glass design makes it easy to break.
  • It’s troublesome to transfer files between iPhone 8 and computer.
  • Still excludes dual-SIM, micro AD card slot, and removable battery.
  • Battery draining is weird in iPhone 8 while playing games like Pokemon Go, accessing apps like Snapchat, Instagram etc. In low power mode, it no longer updates the GPS.
  • There is no 3.5 mm headphone jack which can cause some issues with the older accessories.

Conclusion

If you love everything about your existing iPhone including the Home button and Touch ID and you just want a faster phone with better camera and convenient inductive charging you can get iPhone 8 today.

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  1. Mi Redmi 4 – ₹ 6999/-

  2. Mi Redmi Y1 – ₹ 8999/-

  3. Mi Redmi Y1 Lite – ₹ 6999/-

  4. 10.or E – ₹ 6999/-

  5. Honor 6X – ₹ 9999/-

Mi Redmi 4

Available Variants: 2GB + 16GB/3GB + 32GB/4GB + 64GB

Available Colors: Gold & Black

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Pros 
  • 4100mAh two-day battery.
  • 12.7cm (5) display.
  • Snapdragon 435 octa-core processor.
  • Premium metal body.
  • Fingerprint sensor.
  • 13MP rear camera.
  • Universal Remote IR Sensor.
Cons
  • Hybrid SIM Slot(no dedicated card slot).
  • Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow OS.
  • No fast Charging.

 

Mi Redmi Y1

Available Variants: 3GB + 32GB/4GB + 64GB

Available Colors: Gold, Dark Grey & Rose Gold

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Pros 
  • 16MP front camera with LED Selfie-light.
  • 13.9cm (5.5) HD display.
  • Dedicated microSD card slot.
  • Snapdragon 435 octa-core processor.
  • 3080mAh long-life battery Up to 10 days standby time.
  • Fingerprint sensor.
  • Universal Remote IR Sensor.
Cons
  • No Fast Charging.

 

Mi Redmi Y1 Lite

Available Variants: 2GB + 16GB

Available Colors: Gold & Dark Grey

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Pros 
  • 13.9cm (5.5) HD display.
  • Dedicated microSD card slot.
  • Snapdragon 425 quad-core processor.
  • 3080mAh long-life battery Up to 11 days standby time.
  • 13MP PDAF camera.
  • Fingerprint sensor.
  • Universal Remote IR Sensor.
Cons
  • No Fast Charging.

10.or E

Available Variants: 2GB + 16GB/3GB + 32GB

Available Colors: Gold & Black

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Pros 
  • 13.5cm (5.5) Full HD display.
  • 4000 mAh high density lithium polymer battery.
  • 13MP PDAF camera.
  • Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 430 octa core processor.
  • Android Nougat 7.1.2 upgradeable to Android Oreo.
Cons
  • No Fast Charging.

 

Honor 6X

Available Variants: 3GB + 32GB/4GB + 64GB

Available Colors: Gold, Silver & Gray

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Pros 
  • The dual lens 12MP + 2MP rear camera.
  • 3340mAh (typical) high-density battery.
  • 13.97 cm Full HD (1920*1080p) sunlight display.
  • Third generation fingerprint scanner.
Cons
  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS.

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