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HTC One M7 receives OTA Android 5.0 Lollipop update

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As we are nearing MWC 2015 with rumors about the next flagship of HTC (HTC One M9) smartphone, HTC has released OTA Android 5.0 Lollipop update for their 2013 flagship model HTC One M7. One M7 owners from different parts of the world has reported that they’ve received an OTA update of almost 800 MB size to upgrade their devices to Google’s latest Android OS.
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It’s so hard to find old-Android devices running Lollipop except Nexus and Motorola devices and even HTC missed its 90-day promise mark and even while M7 owners aren’t sure whether they’d receive Lollipop update, HTC has suddenly made them happy with this new update which might be the last OS update from the company for One M7 owners.

Currently users from Middle East, Canada and UK (Europe) have reported about Lollipop update.

HTC One M7 Lollipop Screenshots

 

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HTC One M7 running Lollipop Notifications Screenshot

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Htc One M7 Lollipop Lockscreen Screenshot

HP’s made a sushi tweet out of Lenovo’s Superfish Scandal

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While almost every Lenovo owner is freaking out in fear after the recent revealed security breach by the world’s largest PC manufacturer Lenovo, its competitor HP is making some fun out of it.
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The buzzword now in the world of personal computing is “SuperFish“, that’s the name of the adware that Lenovo intentionally installed in every computer that it sold. But aren’t fishes meant to be eaten? Well, that’s the same concern that HP has.

While you enjoy HP’s Sushi, (If you are a Lenovo user) Download Lenovo’s new Superfish Removal tool and shut your system’s backdoor for hackers.

Blackberry Classic is the best alternative for Bold & Curve

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In the age of Full Touchscreen smartphones, Blackberry has launched Blackberry Classic, a smartphone that comes with classical Physical keyboard which used to be the most loved feature of Blackberry devices. Since the arrival of CEO John Chen, Blackberry focuses on leveraging their strengths like Security with which Blackberry partnered up with Samsung to provide end-to-end Android security, Physical Keyboards that resulted in the much-hyped launch of Squarish Blackberry Passport and now Blackberry Classic. Unlike Passport, Classic isn’t so expensive thus targeting the mid-range smartphone users more specifically the Blackberry fans who still has a bit of taste left for Physical Keyboard devices.

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Blackberry Classic features a square Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protected 3.5-inch touchscreen with 720 x 720 pixels resolution powered by a dual-core Qualcomm processor with 2 GB RAM & 16 GB Internal Storage. With 8 MP Rear Camera and 2 MP front shooter, Classic tries to stay in alive in this camera-obsessed smartphone age. Riding on the power of Blackberry 10 OS, Classic comes with a dedicated button for Blackberry Assistant, a Siri-like thing that can do a handful set of tasks when asked for. Blackberry Classic also comes with pre-installed Amazon Appstore that brings Android apps to the blackberry device. Though there would be problems with Aspect ratio while running the apps, Classic allows you to select the best aspect ration in which app can be run, hence a nice addition for app-craving individuals. Nevertheless, Blackberry Classic isn’t for such nerdy youths or gamers, it’s for business persons who just scroll through their emails all the day and want a highly secure yet powerful smartphone. Along with the above offerings, Blackberry Classic also promises a faster browser and more battery standby up to 22 hrs with 2515 mAh battery.

Verdict: Blackberry Classic isn’t going to conquer the busy smartphone space that’s ruled by Apple & Samsung (Okay! Xiaomi, Lenovo, Huawei are also there), yet it’s the best alternative available for Blackberry Bold & Curve users.

[Source Blackberry Press]

Buy iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 plus in Dubai (UAE) – Price, Availability

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Last night, Apple announced its much anticipated iPhones and once again its two – iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.

Here’s the complete details of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus – Features, Specifications, Price and Availability.

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For Apple fans in UAE, Apple enables buying of the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 plus starting from September 27th. Price of iPhone 6 in UAE starts from AED 2599 while the price of iPhone 6 Plus starts from AED 2999.

Capacity & Price of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in UAE:

Capacity iPhone 6 iPhone 6 Plus
16 GB AED 2599 AED 2999
64 GB AED 2999 AED 3399
128 GB AED 3399 AED 3799

Both the new iPhones can be ordered via Online Apple Store in UAE or can be reached to Apple Retail Store and Outlets.

Click here to Buy your iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus in UAE.

iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus – Features, Specifications, Price, Availability

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On the much anticipated day of the year Sep 9th, Apple at the Flint Center, where Jobs originally unveiled the original iMac, launched two new iPhones – iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus – that are exactly the same as the leaks suggested. The event had no spoiler at all but breaks the code of Jobs’ Apple and marks the first emergence of Tim’s Apple. Here we will look at some of the key features, Specifications, Price and availability of both iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.
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Features & Specifications:

Taller, Sharper and Slimmer:

Both iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus take Apple into a new territory of bigger screens which the company purportedly ignored for years. While iPhone 6 sports a 4.7-inch display with a resolution of 1334x750p, the iPhone 6 Plus sports a 5.5-inch display with a resolution of 1920x1080p. Apple promises that these devices have an improved polarizer and hence offer better wide angle viewing with higher contrast and dual‑domain pixels for more accurate colour. As expected there is no word on Sapphire Glass instead the new iPhone display panels feature ion strengthened glass that are also called Retina HD displays.

As every other smartphone in the planet gets slimmer and slimmer in every new iteration, Apple’s latest devices too have got thinner with iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus sporting a thickness of 6.8mm and 7.1mm respectively.
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Stronger:

The new iPhones are powered by 2nd Generation 64-bit Architecture Apple A8 Processor which is 50% more energy efficient and is also is 20% faster in application processing and 50% faster in Graphic rendering than its predecessor thus promises a higher sustained performance. And with Metal that’s part of iOS 8, the new iPhones are pretty much comfortable in running heavy-graphic games like Vanity Fair, the upcoming MOBA game that its developers demoed on stage.

Better Camera and Better Battery:

Similar to its Android counterparts like HTC One M8, Samsung Galaxy S5, LG G3, iPhone 6 Plus features Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) while its buddy iPhone 6 has only got digital image stabilization. These 8 MP iSight Cameras can now shoot Slo-mo videos at either 120 fps or 240 fps and also capable of taking 43 MP Panorama shots.

Both the new devices have got better battery back up with iPhone 6 delivering 14 hours of 3G Talk Time and iPhone 6 Plus promising 24 hours of 3G Talk Time.

Usability:

Having claimed as the best smartphone for one-handed use, the iPhones now with bigger displays – to retain the same title, offer “Reachability” which brings the screen half way down upon double-touching (double-tap) of Home button. Here’s the Vine video of How Reachability works:

Size, Color, Price and Availability:

With new iPhones, Apple has skipped 32 GB variant and introduced a new 128 GB so now the 3 options are 16 GB, 64 GB and 128 GB available in Space Grey, Gold and Silver. The price of factory unlocked iPhone 6 starts from $649 while the price of iPhone 6 plus starts from $749. With Apple accepting pre-orders starting from Sep 12th, the devices will be available in the US on Sep 19th and globally in 115 countries by 2015.

Source: Apple iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus