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Apple Is Releasing A Watch, But Not The iWatch!

It’s not every day that Apple is behind when it comes to tech trends but alas the impossible has happened. When it comes to wearable tech, specifically smartwatches, it may surprise you that Apple is one of the only major tech companies not to have a product on the market. But those days are going to be short-lived as the company has already announced the Apple Watch. With every new Apple product comes loads of questions and speculations about what it can and can’t do so let’s see if we can’t put some of those questions to bed.

As with a lot of recent technology, fitness will also be a large part of the Apple Watch. Apple’s product, like so many others on the market, will be able to read your heart rate thanks to four sensors on the backside of the device. In addition to that, the fitness app that comes preloaded on the Apple Watch will encourage you to meet specific goals in different categories, including exercising and standing. The Apple Watch will remind you to get up and move around if you have been sitting for too long, it will keep track of how many calories you’ve burned and a ring will begin to fill up the closer you get to your daily goals. Health and fitness are very popular topics in today’s society and tech companies are jumping at the chance to incorporate health and fitness apps into their products. This only makes sense as a lot of the fitness junkies out there are also tech junkies. It’s like a match made in heaven.

The home screen on the Apple Watch displays all of your apps and allows you to pan around to see more apps by swiping on the screen. Unlike the iPhone’s organized list of apps, the Apple Watch has app bubbles that give off a fun look without sacrificing accessibility. But probably one of the coolest parts of the Apple Watch is the watch dial on the side of the device. This dial looks and feels like a traditional watch dial but instead of adjusting the time of the watch this dial is rotated to navigate through the Apple Watch’s software. Press it to bring up the software menu and then press it again to bring you back to the home screen. Pressing the button beneath the digital crown brings up your contacts. Simply tap a contact to communicate with them. If your friends have an Apple Watch you can chat with them by drawing little pictures on their watch, which I’m sure will make boyfriends and girlfriends all the more disgusting in public. A little creepier feature is the fact that you can also share your heartbeat with your friends as their watch will vibrate in unison with your heartbeat.

Like other smartwatches you can receive texts directly on your Apple Watch and respond to them with canned responses, just like on your smartphone. Apple also created a new set of animated emojis that you can also send instead of a text message. You can also use Maps on your Apple Watch, which should make navigation easier. Moreover, you can get walking directions, which is especially helpful for exercising, with the watch vibrating whenever you have to make a turn.

I think my favorite feature that Apple has revealed so far is the ability to accept calls and talk to people through the Apple Watch. This brings me back to the days when I would watch Power Rangers and be envious every time they communicated with their watch communicators. It’s also very James Bond. Siri also works on the Apple Watch, just ask a question into your watch like you would your phone.

You can also view photos on the Apple Watch and third-party apps, like Facebook, can also give you updates and notifications. In addition, developers can also write apps specifically for the Apple Watch like BMW, which made an app that gives you statistics about your car. If you’ve ever wanted to pay for things by tapping your wrist against them then your wait is over because the Apple Watch can do that too.

A lot of the functions of the Apple Watch will be controlled via companion app on your iPhone, which is standard for most smartwatches. The watch itself will come in two sizes and the wristband will be interchangeable as well, allowing for more customization. Apple is making a ton of different styles and third-party developers will probably also make bands once the device launches so your choices will be plenty. As far as battery life, the Apple Watch will need to be charged every night, according to Apple, and can be done so with a nifty little magnetic charger.

While that is a ton of information about the Apple Watch it still isn’t everything. Apple is still holding back some information and it is likely that the company will hold another event for the device closer to launch. The Apple Watch is set to launch in the next couple of months with prices starting at $349.

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Apple Will Start Making Millions of Apple iWatches Next Month

We have been hearing so many things about the iWatch for what seems like years. It finally became more than a rumor last year, and we finally got to see some official pictures. There is now some actual news about them actually producing them now though, so we can finally start actually thinking about it a little bit more seriously.

According to a Taiwanese website called United Daily News, Apple is having their suppliers produce between three million and five million units of the new Apple iWatch this month. Not only that, but it appears that Quanta, Apple’s supplier, has hired somewhere between three and ten thousand more employees just so they can cover all of the production of the watch.

This report can also be taken much more seriously  considering the fact that it lines up with some of the other rumors that came from reliable sources. Apple Daily said some time ago that Quanta would probably start production around January as well. There is still no official word as to when exactly the watch will be coming out. Apple hasn’t said anything official about it at all. On top of that, no proven sources have really had a very good guess either. But if we use logic, and look at a couple of the questionable rumors, there is probably a good chance that we will see these in stores around spring time. The much-anticipated Apple iWatch:

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See Samsung’s Latest Smartphone, The Metal ‘A7’

Samsung is going to be releasing a new smartphone called the Galaxy A7 in the upcoming weeks. It is going to be pretty similar to the Galaxy Alpha and will be completely made of metal. Recently some leaked documents that came out of China revealed the A7 with the same metal edges as the Galaxy Alpha and the Note 4. From everything that can be found on the internet, it seems that the phone is going to be one of the most exciting releases of the new year.

In the same documents that were leaked from China show the metal edges, photos show that the A7 will be the thinnest phone that Samsung has ever manufactured. Along with the metal casing, this is shaping up to be everything that anyone has ever wanted in a smartphone. It’s always about being thinner and more durable.

It also has a ton of other cool features including a 5.5 inch 1080p display, a super fast Exynos 5433 processor, a 13 megapixel rear camera and a 5-megapixel front camera.

The phone isn’t expected to have the newest version of Android though, but that is to be expected. It will probably come with Android KitKat which is the operating system most common on the higher end Android phones.

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With all of these features, it might end up being one of Samsung’s most popular phones. Could it be an iPhone killer? Probably not, simply because Apple has become a fashion statement more than a tech company. But it should certainly be able to perform better than your average iPhone. It will also be a tiny bit thinner than an iPhone with the same size display.

The major issues to consider are the facts that it has a slightly smaller battery than the Galaxy S5, and it is just a hair heavier than the iPhone 6. But other than that, it’s probably something to keep in the back of your mind when your upgrade comes along this year!

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Tips for Hidden Features For Apple Update

Since the release, Apple iOS 8 has not been the smoothest. After just five days of the release, reports of slow Wi-Fi connections and battery drainage started popping up. The issues tried to be fixed, but hoping that the 8.0.2 kills all the bugs for good.
Other than the minor bugs, the new release has been pretty amazing with a ton of new features and updates. Many updates and new features can be both obvious and well hidden to many users. Here is a list of a few tips to get the most out of your iPhone update.
1. Fill in Medical ID: Maybe one of the smartest idea that the update has to offer. Located in the new Health app, which can’t be deleted, you can fill in personal information about yourself such as allergies and medications that medical emergency services might need to access in case of an emergency. It might save a life, not a bad idea!
2. Hide Photos and Videos: Everyone has embarrassing video and photos they do not want anyone to view. Not to worry, in the Photos app, hold a finger on the video or photo that you want to hide. It will look like it disappeared, but it is still available in your albums.
3. Selfie Timer: Finally the new iOS 8 update has a self timer so your selfless always come out perfect. You can set it to 3 or 10 seconds, the app provides an on-screen countdown. The camera then takes a burst of 10 images so you never have to keep taking time to create the perfect selfie.
4. Make Your iPhone Black And White: Whether your colorblind, or just crave something artsy the new update has a grayscale setting that turns your iPhone appearance gray. Go into your Settings > General > Accessibility and then turn on the Grayscale setting. If you do choose this option, it will only be available on the screen. Any photos or videos you take will still be in full color.

4.5. Rent An iPhone: With www.Rentacomputer.com you can actually rent an iPhone–or any smartphone for that matter.

5. Interact With Notifications: With the new update you don’t have to open the full Messages app to reply. Just swipe down and a reply box will automatically appear for you to instantly reply.
6. Check What Apps Are Stealing Your Battery: A fantastic feature! You can now check what apps are killing your battery life, instead of just viewing what apps are taking up the most space on your phone. Go in to your Settings > General > Usage > Battery Life. A listing of all the apps will appear and show the percentage of the battery usage.

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The ASUS EeeBook X205 Is A Really Cool Chromebook Alternative

ASUS does in fact make their own line of Chromebooks, but the company is making sure that they can appeal to any audience, even if it means competing with their own products. They aren’t just limiting their budget priced notebooks for Google’s operating system. At IFA 2014 ASUS unveiled the EeeBook X205. It is an 11.6 inch notebook stays around the same price as their line of Chromebooks but adds a few different features. It launches later this year and will retail for $200.

The EeeBook X205 looks great. It is really small and light, but big enough to have an enjoyable experience. It is 11.26 x 7.61 x 1.09 inches and weighs just over 2 pounds. There is no way carrying this thing around is going to wear you out, and it will probably fit just about anywhere you could pack it. It has a nice, smooth and attractive plastic body and is available in white, black, or gold. I haven’t seen the gold version yet, but I am a sucker for anything that offers a gold option.

You aren’t going to get any seriously heavy work done on this notebook like video editing or sound production, but it is more than enough to do every day computing on. It does have some cool features too, like being able to stay connected to the internet when when its asleep. This means that it can wake up about as fast as a smartphone and you’ll be able to automatically download updates without even having to do anything.

Inside the EeeBook X205 there is a quad core Intel Atom Bay Trail-T Z3735 processor with 2GB of RAM and up to 64GB of internal storage. It comes installed with Windows 8.1 with Bing, which is basically the Windows version of Chrome. For two years you get 500GB of ASUS WebStorage for free. That is even better than the 100GB of free storage that Chromebooks offer for the same exact length of time.

This is definitely a really cool alternative to a Chromebook and even comes with some features that you’re not going to find anywhere else. It is for sure worth checking out, and should be hitting shelves in the United States sometime this fall.

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Your Phone’s Display Could Be Getting Sensors In It. Is This Going Too Far?

If you take the time to look back and study all of the advancements we’ve made with technology, you’d see that we’ve come quite far. Everything from PCs, to the way we listen to our music, our military technology, and even our mobile devices; they’ve all come quite far. With all of the advances that we’ve made however, does any of it seem like it may have gone… too far? Take the fingerprint scanner for example, or even the fact that many of the apps that we use on our mobile devices ask for “location services”. Now there are talks of our phones displays being able to take our temperatures and even “analyze our DNA. There are obvious advantages and disadvantages of this, but is it being taken too far?The Good

This biggest thing that I think of when I think of tech advancement is connection. It’s all about staying as connected as possible these days. It’s all about giving the consumers something more to work with with. Apple will be (more than likely) switching their display covers from Guerrilla Glass to a crystal sapphire glass for the iPhone 6 instead. Corning, the company that produces the Guerrilla Glass is trying to pull Apple back by reworking the Guerrilla Glass to allow for the features that analyze such as your temperature, whether or not you are sick, and even your DNA. If this could work in conjunction with things like Apple’s HomeKit, it could essentially keep everyone in your home informed about your health in real time. Should you be far away from home and get sick, those that live in your house will be able to appropriately respond to the situation. Not all the glitters is gold however.

The Bad

Even though the connection and real time health issues are nice and fancy, it could still mean something slightly detrimental. The new displays and the technology used to make it could mean that the price skyrockets. iPhones are already expensive enough already, so could these displays push the price tag up even further? Along with the price tag, do you really want to spit on your iPhone or check your blood sugar levels on by putting blood on/in your phone? I tend to feel like that is a bit of a dangerous game, for specific reasons.

The Ugly (Is It Too Far?)

We live in a society that is constantly talking about security. Keep your money secure. Keep your family secure. Keep your identity secure. Keep your documents secure. It’s all about security. So should this particular display take point on the new iPhones, and be something that we can, in fact, use to “analyze” our health and DNA, is that something that you would really want to have? Think about the fact that your phone has a GPS tracker in it. This isn’t to go off and talk about any type of conspiracy theories or anything of the sort. However, there are some of us who feel that our location itself doesn’t need to be revealed, let alone our location AND have our DNA analyzed.

I’m all about having more advancements and features for our technology. That being said, I’m not sure that having the ability to have your phone work with your DNA will go over well with the general public. Corning is trying to use the good parts of this new display to keep Apple from going with the crystal sapphire, but Apple might want to think about the public reception before deciding on the new displays for the iPhone 6.

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Samsung’s New Galaxy Tablet Has A Better Resolution Than The iPad Air

This week Samsung has unveiled two new additions to its line of tablets. Didn’t think tablets could get any more complex? Well they sure can, the new Galaxy Tab S devices are the thinnest and lightest tablets with top of the line display screen graphics. Samsung claims that the Galaxy Tab S line has the most advanced display screen technology. The 10.5 inch Galaxy Tab S offers an impressive 288 ppi compared to Apple’s iPad Air with only 264 ppi. Samsung is surely setting the bar higher than ever for the mobile industry with these complex tablets.
So what does this new tablet design have packed if it’s so thin? Even if this is one of the thinnest tablets designs yet, the Galaxy Tab S has a resolution of 2560 x 1600 pixels and a 16:10 ratio. The screen delivers a more realistic image because of its high, compacted resolution.

It delivers more than 90 percent of Adobe’s RGB color coverage. The Galaxy Tab S also uses advanced outdoor technology, which makes it easier to view in sunny or dark situations. Both of the new tablet models, the 8.4 and 10.5 inch are super slim, measuring around 6.6 mm deep which makes them one of the lightest tablets on the market. The new models also have extended battery life, which is a great perk for everyone on the go.

It is estimated that these improved tablets will be available in July or pre-ordered at a number of outlets which include Sears, Best Buy and Amazon. However, they aren’t the cheapest. These new models will run about $399 for the 8.4 inch and $499 for the 10.5 inch WiFi models. If you are a tablet fanatic; this release isn’t one to miss.
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New PCs From Dell To Use Recycled Plastics

Dell is further expanding it’s green operations with the announcement that it will begin making a line of PCs using plastics that have been obtained by the company’s expanding recycling program. Dell has expanded its hardware take-back program to more areas around the world with aims to collect and reuse more extracted plastic and metals in PCs, monitors, hardware panels

and other things.

The first fruits of this new labor will be Dell’s new OptiPlex 3030 all-in-one. The PC is set to ship next month and will be the first of hopefully many new devices to use recycled materials. Next year Dell plans on releasing more laptops, desktops and monitor back-panels using the recycled plastic, according to Dell’s Director of Environmental Affairs Scott O’Connell, who also mentioned that the products will be labeled certified sustainable by Underwriters Laboratories (UL).

Obviously, Dell will save money by using recycled plastic, though O’Connell did not mention whether or not these savings will be passed on to consumers via lower prices. However, it will be much easier for more and more people to recycle electronics while Dell will also provide a PC mail-back option, O’Connell stated.

According to Senior IT Analyst at Greenpeace International Gary Cook, the plan to establish a recycling program internally by Dell could reduce the need for “virgin” plastics, which can be damaging to make for the environment. “We need to see plastics last longer,” Cook added.

Many tech companies, including Dell and Apple, have helped increased expectations of sustainability in the computer industry, leading as examples for other companies to fall in line. PC makers are using more and more metal in computer chassis while handset makers are using more and more nonpetroleum plastics, all in efforts to cut down on using environmentally harmful plastics and other materials.

Greenpeace criticized Dell last year for straying away from its carbon-neutral goals and advocacy of sustainability. In a ranking of the most economically friendly and green IT companies Dell ranked 14th, coming in behind the likes of Microsoft, IBM, HP, Wipro, Fujitsu, Google and many others. Dell decided to curb the sustainability efforts when it tried to go private last year but has since reinvigorated the program. “They are trying to show some initiative,” Cook added.

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AT&T May Be Bringing Much Faster Internet To YOUR City!

These days, it seems like Wi-Fi, 3G, and 4G LTE services and plans are all the same. They may have different prices, but at the end of the day they may as well all be the same. Because of this, your internet connection may still seem a bit sluggish. This could be caused by your tech being outdated for one. You may have old devices that are slow just because they are aging, or you may need to go through your computer or device to free up some space to allow for better performance speed. That being said, it may also be your internet connection in general. You have to think about how many computers, tablets, phones, and other devices connect to the internet every day. Certain providers may get clogged with users causing slower speeds, however there happens to be one provider that has a plan to change that.

While they may not be able to unclog all of the other companies, AT&T is planning on implementing their new fiber-optic internet that will cause internet speeds to skyrocket past what we know and are used to. Fiber-optic internet is something already being utilized by some, thanks to Google Inc.’s version of fiber-optic internet known as “Google Fiber”. Naturally AT&T is jumping on this ship to compete with Google and turn a profit as well. Before AT&T is able to install the new fiber-optic internet, they must first go through the approval of all the local officials necessary to make this happen. The cellphone company plans to eventually have this new internet available to some 100 different cities across the nation. As of right now however, There are 21 major cities that will be used as a starting point. 3 of these cities include Atlanta, San Diego, and Houston. AT&T has also claimed that this new fiber-optic internet connection will allow internet speeds to transfer data at the rate of 1 gigabit per second, roughly 100 times faster than the internet we know today. They plan to offer this internet in conjunction with U-verse television, along with possible phone plans to both consumer residents and companies alike.

What has caused this spike in interest for AT&T? Well the home for this company is Texas. Google Fiber has been offering its fiber based services to this region of the country, so naturally when AT&T saw someone else encroaching on their territory and how well the fiber service worked, they decided to do something about it.

Google Fiber offered its services first to Kansas City, MO back in 2012. Since this first offering, they have made plans to expand to different markets. Many of these markets are the same ones that AT&T is planning on setting up shop in. Right now, AT&T has plans to set up their fiber internet services in 6 cities in North Carolina. Google has plans to set up their fiber services in 3 cities in North Carolina. With major cities being the target market, it’s safe to say that some of these cities will overlap and we will then see how the competition between the two companies goes.

In terms of price, where Google is offering their services for Google Fiber, it seems pretty affordable. About $70 a month for just the internet service, and obviously as things are added on such as phone and TV, the price rises and you can expect a bundle rate. As the year progresses, we are sure to see more information and prices on both of these companies’ fiber services, along with a lot faster internet.

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