Thursday, September 21, 2017

Google Purchase HTC Smartphone Division
Google company
Google has just acquired the smartphone division of HTC for US $ 1.1 billion. Through this agreement Google does not purchase direct shares. Therefore, HTC will continue to be responsible for its smartphone business. Google is focusing on developing its own hardware division. Last year, they hired Rick Osterloh, a former Motorola executive, to head up their hardware division.

"For Google this agreement reinforces our commitment to make smartphones and become an investment in the hardware business we are developing," Google said in an official statement.

Google's strategy to eliminate Android licenses and benefit from extra services like search and maps makes Android the dominant mobile operating system in the market. Google's mobile OS that controls 89 percent of global market share.

The number of companies that make Android smartphones create an inconsistent usage experience. Meanwhile, if Google makes its own smartphone will complicate their relationship with other Android makers.


"HTC is no longer a leader in hardware design, especially since they have to cut back on their continued earnings in recent years," said Ryan Reith, an analyst at research firm IDC.

"Google's decision to acquire HTC will only benefit if they want to control the manufacture of hardware in other areas, such as Home and Chromebook."

HTC's market share, which once reached 10 percent of global market share, continued to fall as competition tightened with other smartphone makers such as Apple, Samsung and Chinese companies.

Moreover, the value of its shares also fell sharply in the past 2 years. This year, HTC shares fell 12 percent, making it valued at around US $ 1.9 billion.
 

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Toshiba Offers Chip Division Worth $ 18 billion
Toshiba Logo
Toshiba has sold its semiconductor business to a group led by private equity firm from the United States, Bain Capital. Toshiba's reason for selling its semiconductor division is to offset its US nuclear unit.

Agreement worth US $ 18 billion is indeed aimed at the loss of billions of US dollars Toshiba nuclear division. The Japanese company was virtually excluded from the US stock market for delaying the publication of its financial statements.


If this agreement is approved, this will ensure Toshiba remains a public company. Toshiba is known as the world's number-one chipmaker. The Toshiba Memory unit contributes about a quarter of its total revenue.

Bain Capital has teamed up with SK Hynix of
South Korea and invited Toshiba chipmakers like Apple and Dell to buy the division.

However, it remains to be seen whether Western Digital, who is also interested in purchasing this Toshiba division, will simply step down.

Until last week, the data storage company that owns the company along with Toshiba in the US is expected to win an agreement to buy Toshiba's division. Previously, they had sued Toshiba to court, stating that this agreement could not take place without their permission.


"We are disappointed that Toshiba is making this decision even though Western Digital has been continuously trying to reach a consensus word for the benefit of all stakeholders," Western Digital wrote in an official statement. 

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Flappy Bird No Longer Can Play on iOS 11
Flappy Bird
Apple not only launched the latest iPhone, but also the iOS 11 operating system. Unfortunately iOS 11 just kill some old applications, one of the legendary game Flappy Bird.

We still remember how popular Flappy Bird game a few years ago. Simple games that give the task of keeping the bird's character continue to fly without falling or crashing through obstacles via tapping your finger.

This game also had viral because many players are made frustrated when it failed, after successfully flying the birds in the game until a long time.

The news of his grief, the game that first released on the App Store on May 24, 2013 and recorded downloaded as much as 50 million times a year later, can not be played again on devices that update the operating system to iOS 11.


The reason, iOS 11 only supports applications running on 64-bit systems, meaning Flappy Bird and other apps running on 32-bit systems will be completely dead. 

Flappy Bird creator Dong Nguyen explains through his personal Facebook page that he really will not update the app system of his game, without any obvious reason.

So, when your iPhone has been updated to iOS 11, so choose the application Flappy Bird, will appear notification that you must update the game to play it. This will also occur in applications with other 32-bit systems.

"My responsibility for the game is actually finished in 2014. And today's statement is just an answer to the many parties who ask about this event," said Dong Nguyen on his personal Facebook page.

In the year 2014 in fact the Apple has requested to all application developers to change the application support 64-bit system. Thanks to the support of gamers, Flappy Bird can still be accessed by illegal means.


Flappy Bird's game not only frustrates players. Dong Nguyen himself was also frustrated at the beginning for not expecting that the game could become popular and become the world's talk. Dong Nguyen even had time to withdraw Flappy Bird from Google Playstore, a while before re-release in paid version for Android device.  

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Google Change the Nexus 6P Replacement Service Policy Problems
Nexus 6P
Google secretly replaces most of the damaged Nexus 6P devices due to hardware problems with Pixel XL units. Unfortunately, the replacement policy of the defective unit applies only to consumers in the North American region.

Customers in Europe and Australia have admitted that they have not received the same treatment, or only a small portion of Nexus 6P device owners who accept Google Pixel XL as a replacement device. Google is no longer performing the Nexus 6P replacement policy of the problem.


Google reportedly advised consumers to contact the manufacturer of the device, which is Huawei. In addition, the purchase location on the Google Play Store does not affect the policy. The situation may differ if the device owner is a member of the Nexus Protect program.

No longer replacing problematic Nexus 6P units that are not covered by warranty, Google still offers Pixel XL devices for device owners who are still covered by warranty or registered as Nexus Protect members. 


Google also does not provide other smartphone options as a replacement for Nexus 6P beyond the warranty period.

According to the emails received by Nexus 6P problematic phone from Google Support, Google confirms that its company no longer replaces the device unit unless it is within warranty coverage. Unfortunately up to now, Huawei has not provided an official response related to the Nexus 6P issue.


Google has recently rolled out a new feature for its instant messaging app, Allo. The new feature will allow users to play games directly in the app, without having to exit the conversation window first.

While Huawei has revealed their plans to announce their next flagship smartphone, Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro, next month. The plan is also supported by leaked information related to Huawei's latest smartphone is circulating on the internet.
 

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Samsung Sell 270,000 Units Galaxy Note 8 in South Korea
Galaxy Note 8
Once covered by euphoria for the launch of the iPhone model 2017, Samsung still gets consumers' attention for its newest leading phablet, the Galaxy Note 8. Officially available in the South Korean market on Friday, Samsung reportedly sold 270,000 units over the weekend.

On the day of its availability announcement, the three major South Korean mobile operators SK Telecom, KT and LG Uplus recorded 200 thousand orders of Samsung Galaxy Note 8, with an additional 70 thousand units the following day.


The amount is higher when compared with its predecessor, the Galaxy Note 7 which on the day of the announcement last year, recorded orders totaling 160 thousand units in South Korea.

However, this device then experienced a recall due to problems in the battery causing the incident burned the device.

Meanwhile at the beginning of this year, Samsung Galaxy S8 was recorded sold as many as 260 thousand units in the first sale on the day of its launch in South Korea.

During the pre-order period, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is booked as many as 850 thousand units, higher than the 380 thousand units of Galaxy Note 7 orders in the previous year.

South Korean analysts predict the smooth journey that will be taken by the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 thanks to the late launch of the smartphone edition iPhone 10th anniversary celebration as well as Apple's flagship model, the iPhone X.


For additional information, iPhone X will not be available in the market until November 3, while an analyst named Lee Soon-rights from Hanhwa Investment and Securities predicts Samsung will distribute up to 12 million units of Galaxy Note 8, beating the achievement of Samsung Galaxy Note 5 in 2015, which sold 8.5 million units.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

5 Quick And Easy Tricks Restore Lost WhatsApp Contacts
WhatsApp
Ever suddenly contacts in your WhatsApp disappear all without a trace? If this has happened, it will definitely make you confused because important contacts such as parent numbers and contact your other important friends you can not contact them anymore.

However, you really do not have to worry about excess. Because there are quick and easy ways to restore the lost contacts. How, just consider the following reviews.

1. Clear your WhatsApp application cache

This step is reportedly you can do if contacts in WhatsApp suddenly lost not trace. How, go to Settings then Application, then select WhatsApp. After the display appears Apps Info, immediately select the Force Stop menu and then select the Clear Cache menu.

If so, try restarting your smartphone and look back at WhatsApp app. Surely some missing contacts will return to your WhatsApp.

2. Enable the Permission menu

If at any time the contact number on your WhatsApp suddenly disappears all, then Permissions menu possibly on your smartphone is not yet active. So, cause contacts on smartphones and WhatsApp not connected and make lost when you do not accidentally restart your smartphone.

Well, let me no longer happen it then you must activate Permission menu in your smartphone. How, go to the Settings menu and then select the Application menu and WhatsApp menu Permissions.

After that, activate the Permission menu in your WhatsApp so that the system can read your contacts and reduce the possibility of missing contact numbers suddenly.

3. Show all contacts from WhatsApp settings

So, if the contact number in WhatsApp suddenly disappears it could be because of the contact settings in your WhatsApp Settings menu is not active yet. Well, let me not happen again it's good to enable this setting in Settings menu and Contact and check list Display All Contact option.

4. Enable contacts in your Gmail account

WhatsApp's contacts are indeed integrated with Google accounts. Well, if on your smartphone Gmail account too much then the contacts that should be stored in Gmail is not displayed in Phone Book and automatic contact does not appear in WhatsApp.

To fix this, choose Settings in your smartphone contacts app. Then look for the Contact to display menu, and check the list of Gmail accounts where you saved contacts.

After that, do not forget to Refresh Contact in WhatsApp application and automatically lost contact namely will not be detected.

5. If it's stuck, try deleting and reinstalling your WhatsApp

This is the very last way, especially if you've stuck can no longer return the contact number is lost abruptly. But you need to remember, when re-installing you must install an existing app on the Play Store yes.

iPhone, iPad, and iPod Devices That Can Install iOS 11
iOS 11
iOS 11 has arrived and this brings a number of improvements to your iPhone. With iOS 11, you'll get a redesigned Control Center, improved apps like Maps, Messages and Notes, and, finally, the ability to use Apple Pay to send money to friends and family. But before you can take advantage of all the new features, you must install iOS 11.

iOS 11 will work on iPhone 5s and later. The device includes iPhone SE, iPhone 6 or 6s and iPhone 7 and 7 Plus. New device iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus comes with iOS 11 installed. 

iOS 11 will not work on phones that are not 64-bit enabled. It makes the iPhone 5c and iPhone 5 out of the update list, as well as the iPhone that came out before 2013.

For iPad, iOS 11 will work with iPad Mini 2 or later, fifth-generation iPad, iPad Air and iPad Pro. If you still have a sixth-generation iPod Touch, you can also install iOS 11.


iOS 11 packed with new features for iPad and iPhone. The update is currently sliding and is available either over-the-air in the Settings app or by connecting your device to iTunes.

Many people try to download this major update at the same time. Apple usually implements a queue system to ensure quick downloading once you're in the front row of queues.


iOS 11 turns your iPad into a more capable computing device with a new user interface. While the home screen has not changed, there is now a complete system dock with all your favorite apps. You can drag your finger from the bottom edge of the screen to pick it up at any time.  
21 Million Android Infected Malware Due to Wallpaper App
Android
A malware called ExpensiveWall allegedly has infected 21.1 million Android devices. This malware has been mentioned in the wallpaper apps in the Google Play Store app store.

The research team of security firm Check Point reportedly discovered the malware last month. They issued a statement containing the findings related to ExpensiveWall malware.

The team's results say, ExpensiveWall malware has infected at least 50 applications on Google Play that have been downloaded between 1 to 4.2 million times. The 50 apps are also reportedly removed from the app store.


Malware ExpensiveWallpaper is hidden in wallpaper apps, so the malware can escape the anti-malware protection available in the Google Play Store.

Such methods are often used by malware developers to encrypt malicious code into the application without fear of being detected by anti-malware protection.

Although Google has removed the malware-infected applications on August 7, 2017, users who have installed the app on their device are still potentially infected with malware. 


Therefore, those who download infected applications are advised to immediately remove the application in question.

Because ExpensiveWall is hidden in the Android app, the malware will ask permission to the user to access the SMS and connect to the internet. If permission is granted, the malware will start sending premium SMS and registering users to other paid services unnoticed by the user.


Although the permissions requested are quite common in different types of applications, it is not the reason the wallpaper app asks for SMS permission or is connected to the internet. Unfortunately, many Android users simply give permission because it considers the permission is quite common.

To avoid other malware hidden in the app, users should always consider the type of application you want to download. Be sure to always download a trusted app, not from any developer.
 

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This is Tim Cook's Opinion on the Price of iPhone X
Tim Cook
Since it was launched last week, iPhone X gets a lot of public attention. One of them related price, which is US $ 999. However, according to Apple CEO Tim Cook who was interviewed in Good Morning America, the price of iPhone X is a "value price" for the various technologies in it.

Value price is the price that is based on the profit that customers get from a service / product. This comment appears as an answer to the question given by the audience. 

The question is whether Cook felt, the price of iPhone X is still in the reach of the purchasing power of the United States.

Cook does not directly answer that question explicitly. He just mentioned that thanks to many offers, trade-in and discounts from carriers, iPhone X is now becoming much more affordable.


"For the technology you get, the price of the iPhone X is actually a value price," Cook said. "And now, a lot of people are paying for their phones for a long time, and very few people pay directly for the price of the phone itself, and most people also follow the exchange program with their current phones, and that reduces the price of mobile phones, operators even provide discounts and subsidies. "

Cook further said, "So when we look at the functionality of mobile phones, especially the iPhone, how mobile has become a very important part of our everyday life, people want to function richer and we develop technology in order to meet that expectation.
 

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Evercoss Winner Y Star Plus - Specifications, Advantages, Disadvantages And Price 2017
Evercoss Winner Y Star Plus
One of the smartphone rulers in the entry-level segment is Evercoss. They consistently release cheap smartphones that are loved by the people of Indonesia, and one of the latest is Evercoss Winner Y Star Plus.

This smart phone has a decent specification that supported a variety of advanced features to pamper the user. Not only that, we also get a large screen that spread very wide, so the more indulgent when playing games and watching movies.

This is not separated from the Android operating system that combines with Nougat Ram large-capacity and Quad Core processor. The combination of the latest software and hardware components, certainly make the performance of this smartphone more qualified.

Evercoss Winner Y Star Plus Specs

Screen Type

  • Dimensions: 147.9 x 72.3 x 9.4mm 
  • Weight: 140 grams 
  • Type: IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors 
  • Resolution: 5.0 inches, 720 x 1280 pixels (~ 294 ppi pixel density) 
  • Protector: Kingkong Glass 
  • Features: Smart Screen Feature

Memory 

  • Internal: 16GB 
  • External: microSD, up to 32GB 
  • Ram: 2GB

Hardware

  • OS: Android Nougat 7.0 / VOS UI
  • Processor: Quad-core 1.25 Ghz

Connectivity

  • Sim Card: Dual Sim 
  • Internet: 3G HSPA, 4G LTE 
  • GPS: A-GPS 
  • Bluetooth: v4.0, LE 
  • Wifi: Wi-Fi 802.11 b / g / n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot 
  • USB: microUSB v2.0

Rear Camera

  • Resolution: 8 Megapixel
  • Features: Autofocus, Led Flash, panorama, HDR
  • Video: 720p @ 30fps

Front camera

  • Resolution: 8 Megapixel
  • Features: LED Flash
  • Video: 720p @ 30fps

Battery

  • Capacity: Li-Ion 2,450 mAh  

Excess Evercoss Winner Y Star

  • The price of Evercoss Winner Y Star Plus is very cheap
  • Equipped with 5 Inches screen with sharp and clear HD resolution
  • Equipped with 2GB RAM and Nougat Android operating system that makes the endurance of the battery more optimal and maximal multitasking performance 
  • Has a powerful Quad Core processor
    Equipped with 8 Megapixel main camera with Autofocus and LED Flash feature 
  • Available 8 Megapixel front camera for selfie 
  • Provided fingerprint scanner sensor to optimize the security system of this smartphone 
  • Its weight is very light

Evercoss Winner Y Star Deficiency 

  • The dimensions of this smartphone is quite thick 
  • No Fast Charging feature 
  • Battery capacity is quite small, ie 2450 mAh 

Price Evercoss Winner Y Star Plus

Latest Price Evercoss Winner Y Star Plus: $98

The price of Evercoss Winner Y Star Plus is very cheap. To buy Evercoss Winner Y Star Plus, we simply spend about $ 98. Although the price of Evercoss Winner Y Star Plus is very cheap, but Evercoss add with a myriad of advanced features that will spoil users.

One of the most interesting features is the fingerprint sensor which will optimize the security system of this smartphone. Then there is also a screen as strong as a hammer coated glass Kingkong Glass.

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Google Pixel 2 XL Rewarded From $ 849?
Google Pixel 2 XL White
Google plans to launch its new smartphone Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL on October 4th. Pixel 2 XL mentioned will be present in two color variants, namely black and black / white combined.

White variant will have an orange power button, unfortunately, on a black phone, the power button has a black color. The phone will be priced at US $ 849 for a 64GB variant and rises to US $ 949 for a 128GB variant.

Pixel 2 XL is estimated to have a OLED screen of 6 inches, similar to the LG V30. The phone will use Snapdragon 835 from Qualcomm as a processor.

Reportedly, he will also be equipped with features squeeze, such as HTC U11. HTC will be responsible for producing Pixel 2. Reportedly, both Pixel 2 and 2 XL will have the squeeze feature.


Google will make Google Lens the main focus of both new phones. The goal is to make homemade smartphones look different from the premium smartphone range launched this year.

Google first described the feature on an I / O event, but since then, the search company has not provided any other information about the feature.

It's possible that Google will also prioritize the camera and photography features of this year's smartphone. For almost a year, Google Pixel succeeded in becoming the best camera phone. Given how competitive the mobile market is, this is a pretty great achievement.

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You Can Download iOS 11 Now
iOS 11
Apple released its newest mobile operating system, iOS 11, today. Most of the iPhone and iPad launched in recent years should be able to download iOS 11. Way, you just go to the Settings section and check for software updates that are in the General tab. For those of you who have participated in beta testing, chances are, you will get an immediate iOS 11 final version.

Apple first introduced iOS 11 at the WWDC developer conference event in June. At a glance, the latest version of iOS looks no more than a regular annual upgrade. However, on the inside, hidden the complexity that is not visible to the eye.

For example, iOS 11 already supports ARKit, Apple's augmented reality platform. In addition, it also comes with a new Files app.

Apple has also made Siri better. Apple also improves the Control Center, which you can now customize to your needs.

Changes in iOS 11 will be more felt on the iPad. iOS 11 now provides better support for multitasking. That way, you can find it easier to use apps simultaneously. Now, you'll even be able to use 3 apps at the same time.


The drag-and-drop feature also allows you to organize various content on Files. You can even drag-and-drop photos and posts from one app to another.

Many of the iOS 11 features still need to be refined or get support from developers before they can be fully enjoyed by the user. However, these features will help Apple to align experience across multiple devices.
 

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