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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Comparison Between Moto G5 Plus and iPhone SE

Lenovo has rolled out five generations of Motorola G family so far.  The newest handset of Moto G series is Moto G5 Plus. Announced on February 26th and availble in March 2017, the Moto G5 Plus features a 12 MP camera with Dual Autofocus Pixels and TurboPower battery charging. Apple Inc's iPhone SE is much like Moto G5 Plus. Here in this post, I am to compare the features and specifications of the new Moto G5 Plus and iPhone SE.

Size

There are many phones bigger than the Moto G5 Plus, but it towers over the teensy iPhone SE. The G5 comes out 21-percent taller and 25-percent wider. Keep in mind the Moto's depth measurement is only counting the thickest point of its rounded back.

Weight

 The iPhone SE is 27-percent lighter than Moto G5 Plus.

Build


 The Moto G series has always cut the bill of materials by using all plastic, but this year it adds some metal to the mix.

Colors

You have two colors to choose from for the Moto, next to the iPhone's four.

Water resistance

 Motorola lists some light splash resistance for the G5 Plus, but neither has an IP rating.

Display size

 The Moto G5 Plus' screen is 69-percent bigger.

Display Resolution

 The iPhone SE has the same pixel density as today's 4.7-in iPhones, but it lacks the improved contrast and color gamut that you can see on the iPhone 7.

 Display type

Both manufacturers use IPS display panels.

Pressure-sensitive display

 The lower-end iPhone SE lacks the 3D Touch (press deeper on the screen for shortcuts) found in the iPhone 6s and newer.

Processor


 The iPhone SE has the same A9 chip found in Apple's late-2015 flagships (iPhone 6s and Plus), and it should still be at least a little faster than the Moto's mid-ranged Snapdragon 625 processor.

RAM

 Moto G5 Plus offers two kinds of RAM storage 2GB and 4GB while only one kind of RAM storage is available for iPhone SE.

Storage

The US model of the Moto G5 Plus will double the entry-level storage of the iPhone SE. (Some regions will see 16 GB and 32 GB options for the Moto.)

microSD

 No matter which storage configuration you get, though, the Moto G5 Plus lets you augment its internal storage with a microSD card.

Battery

 The Moto G5 Plus has a much bigger (higher-capacity) battery, though that won't necessarily translate into longer uptimes.

Fast charging

 No matter what its battery life looks like, the Moto G5 Plus gives you quick-charging tech.

Camera megapixels

 The only aberration in this visual is the iPhone's low-res front-facing camera.

OIS

 Neither phone's rear camera has Optical Image Stabilization.

Mobile payments

 
Apple compromised in some areas for the iPhone SE, but it included NFC so it can support Apple Pay. With no NFC, you can't use Android Pay on the Moto.

 Fingerprint sensor

Both have front-facing fingerprint sensors.

Software

 It's Android Nougat (mostly stock) vs. iOS 10.

Release

 The Moto G5 Plus releases this month, while the iPhone SE has been around for a year. It isn't yet clear whether Apple is planning on updating the SE for 2017, but we may know before long.

Starting price (full retail)

 The Moto G5 Plus can save you US$170. While some customers may find that premium worth paying to get the iOS operating system and Apple's hardware-software symmetry in a small and somewhat-inexpensive package, others may prefer the Moto's bigger screen and capable all-around spec sheet.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Take an In-Depth Look at iPhone 8 Specifications

Apple is estimated to release the next generation of iPhone in Fall of this year. The year of 2017 marks the tenth anniversary for Apple Inc. Back in 2007, Apple rolled out its first generation of iPhone. Until now, Apple has offered many iPhone models, iPad models, and iPod models. The latest iPhone models available on the market are iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, featuring a 4.7 inch and a 5.5-inch screen respectively. Three new iPhone models are projected to be launched on September, 2017, including a long-awaited iPhone 8 designing with the removal of Home button, the other two being iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus.
Although there are many leaks and rumors circulating about Apple's iPhone 8 flagship and the iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus, the information is unconfirmed. Here we get some sources from a market research firm TrendForce that issued a new research note based on supply chain information that dives deep into the hardware and design of the iPhone 8 and iPhone 7s models.

According to TrendForce, the iPhone 8 will be the first iPhone to be equipped with an AMOLED screen. The home button will be removed for larger screen, and the button's features will be integrated into the display. Having the same size as 4.7-inch iPhone 7, iPhone 8 will have a 5.8 inch screen as the result of Home button removal. The OLED display will have 2K resolution and a display ratio that could exceed 2:1. TrendForce says the iPhone 8 display will not feature curved edges, as "there are issues with the 3D glass regarding production yield and drop test results." The iPhone 8 is expected to have 2.5D glass on the front, just like current models. The iPhone 8 will also pack 3D sensing technology that can be used for facial recognition and augmented reality (AR) features.

The iPhone 8 will supposedly pack 3GB of RAM and come with just two storage options, 64GB and 256GB. Pricing for the iPhone 8 could go up to $1,000, or even higher, according to a report published by TrendForce, which is in line with earlier pricing rumors.

The iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus will have the same 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch screens you'd expect, just like their predecessor. They will feature 2GB and 3GB of RAM, respectively, and ship with the same storage options we have now on the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus.


The iPhone 7s might be even cheaper than the current iPhone 7, as Apple will "likely make significant differentiation between the 4.7-inch model and the other two models" due to increased competition in the smartphone business, according to the firm.

TrendForce estimates that the iPhone 8 will drive "a huge wave of replacement demand," as existing iPhone users who have not upgraded since 2014 might be attracted to the "significant innovations" in the upcoming new iPhone.  iPhone users who would like to purchase new iPhone are suggested to back up data on old iPhone with an iOS transfer program.


Sunday, February 5, 2017

Sony Adds "Boost Mode" for PS4 Pro to Fastly and Smoothly Run Some Older Games

Sony is rolling out the beta preview of the PlayStation 4's latest firmware update, version 4.50, and it includes a pretty great new feature for early owners of the PS4 Pro console. In short, many older PS4 titles will run better on the new hardware — even if they've not been optimized to do so by developers. Once you've installed the software upgrade, you'll find a new "Boost Mode" option in the settings menu. This is exclusive to the more powerful Pro console and won't appear on the regular PS4.

When activated, Boost Mode "lets PS4 Pro run at a higher GPU and CPU clock speed in order to improve gameplay on some PS4 games that were released before the launch of PS4 Pro," a company spokesperson revealed. “Games that have a variable frame rate may benefit from a higher frame rate, and load times may be shorter in some games too."

Sony is by no means promising those benefits for all titles, but Boost Mode still represents a nice attempt to help PS4 Pro buyers get a little bit more out of the beefed up console. So if 4K gaming and HDR weren't enough, well, now some of the games you've had for years might start playing a little better the next time you return to them. Sony advises that Boost Mode might cause unexpected behavior in some instances with the PS4 Pro running at full speed; turning off the setting should resolve any glitches. For now we're not sure if there are any limitations around Boost Mode. Can you just keep the console running at full speed all the time? Does it result in the PS4 Pro getting hot or using more energy than normal?

Aside from Boost Mode, the upcoming 4.50 firmware update will add support for external hard drives to all PS4 models, introduce some redesigned menus, and let players watch 3D Blu-rays in PSVR.

Sunday, January 22, 2017

10 Trailers That You Need to Watch This Week

A trailer (also known as a preview or coming attraction) is an advertisement or a commercial for a feature film that will be exhibited in the future at a cinema, the result of creative and technical work. The term "trailer" comes from their having originally been shown at the end of a feature film screening. That practice did not last long, because patrons tended to leave the theater after the films ended, but the name has stuck. Trailers are now shown before the film begins. Movie trailers have now become popular on DVDs and Blu-rays, as well as on the Internet and mobile devices. Of some 10 billion videos watched online annually, film trailers rank third, after news and user-created video. The trailer format has also been adopted as a promotional tool for television shows, video games, books, and theatrical events/concerts. Here I am going to show you top 10 trailers that you need to watch this week.

Logan

Hugh Jackman's final outing as Wolverine looks as action packed as you'd expect, but I certainly didn't expect it to look quite as personal and emotional as it seems to be hinting at in this trailer. It looks like the film is both a send-off to one generation and an introduction to the next. It's coming out March 3rd.


Power Rangers

Here's the first full-length trailer for the Power Rangers movie. It's clear this is going to be a pretty campy movie, the question now is whether the actors will have fun with that campiness or just come off looking silly. This trailer doesn't exactly leave me feeling encouraged. It comes out March 24th.


Santa Clarita Diet

Santa Clarita Diet is an upcoming Netflix original comedy-horror series created by Victor Fresco, starring Drew Barrymore and Timothy Olyphant. Fresco will serve as showrunner, and will be an executive producer alongside Barrymore, Olyphant, Aaron Kaplan, Tracy Katsky, Chris Miller and Ember Truesdell. The single camera series will consist of 13 episodes that will premiere on February 3, 2017.
 



Deidra & Laney Rob a Train

Deidra & Laney Rob a Train is headed to Sundance next week, but it's already been picked up by Netflix for a March 17th release. It's a comedy about a couple of teenagers who decide to start robbing trains, which is an excellent conceit as far as I'm concerned.


Powerless

The cast of Powerless is like a niche, nerdy dream team, but the material they have to work with is... fun and modern but maybe kind of already played out? Anyway, NBC's new sitcom is just one giant opportunity to make superhero jokes, and there really ought to be a lot of great material nowadays. Maybe once we're seeing more than what's in the pilot, things'll get a little more interesting. The show starts February 2nd.
 



Journey To The West 2: Demon Chapter

Kung Fu Hustle director Stephen Chow wrote this absolutely ludicrous looking action-comedy about... I don't really even know, but visually, it looks pretty incredible. I wish more action movies got this ridiculous.


  

Colossal

This is a very unconventional monster movie, and I kind of love it. Anne Hathaway stars. There's a giant freaky Godzilla / alien thing terrorizing Seoul. They're connected in unexpected ways. Just watch like 30 seconds of this trailer to see what it's all about. The movie comes out April 7th.

Abstract: The Art of Design

This trailer might be a bit much, but the series seems like it could be neat. Abstract is an eight-episode series that profiles designers and their work, looking at everything from furniture and shoes to cars and buildings. All episodes premiere February 10th.



City of Tiny Lights

One of the few good things to come out of 2016 was a widespread desire to see Riz Ahmed everywhere. So here's his latest: a noirish crime film set in London that has Ahmed playing a detective searching for a missing woman. It comes out April 7th in the UK but doesn't appear to have a US release date yet.


A Dark Song

The Witch was one of last year's best horror movies, and this first trailer for A Dark Song reminds me of it quite a bit — it seems to be a horror film based around seriously creepy occult stories rather than sudden scares. The film is going to be distributed by IFC, but it doesn't appear to have a release date just yet.


Wednesday, January 11, 2017

What is Dolby TrueHD and How to Keep Dolby TrueHD?

Dolby TrueHD is a kind of quality-lossless audio track, and Dolby TrueHD lossless audio delivers the best sound possible for movies, music, and TV shows. As one of the two best surround sound formats in today's Blu-ray based home theater systems, Dolby TrueHD lossless surround format is identical to the sound heard at the theater and comes across best via HDMI connection from Blu-ray players.

Key Features of Dolby TrueHD:

1. Transfers data at bit rates of up to 18 Mbps for unmatched sound quality
2. Delivers up to 16 channels of pristine audio at studio-master quality
3. Maintains consistent dialogue levels when changing between Dolby TrueHD and Dolby Digital programming
4. Includes dynamic range control, enabling reduced peak volume levels without loss of overall sound quality—ideal for listening without disturbing others
5. Provides superior 7.1 downmix overload detection and protection
6. Gives the Blu-ray content creator the ability to include a companion Dolby Digital (640 kbps) 5.1-channel theatrical mix on 7.1-channel Dolby TrueHD titles

Many poeple may start wondering whether there is any way to keep Dolby TrueHD audio track. Indeed, there is more than one method to keep Dolby TrueHD audio track when watching Blu-ray movies. Here I am going to introduce two ways for you to keep Dolby TrueHD.

On one hand, you can make use of a professional Blu-ray player that allows users to freely choose audio track to play back Blu-ray disc content. Leawo Blu-ray Player is such a Blu-ray player, and most importantly, it is a free Blu-ray player. Designed with a user-friendly interface, the program is easy to use. With the support of disc decryption technology, the Blu-ray player is able to read, load, and play back Blu-ray disc of any kinds, and it downward supports DVD disc. Moreover, it can be used to play back video and audio files of any format.


On the other hand, you can take advantage of a Blu-ray converter to rip and convert Blu-ray to other video format while preserving Dolby TrueHD audio track. The latest version of Leawo Blu-ray to MKV Converter has added support for Dolby TrueHD audio output. Therefore you can make use of the program to keep Dolby TrueHD audio track.

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