Tag: Mobile

13
Oct
2020
Posted in internet

Apple debuts iPhone 12: 4 models, OLED screen, new colors, 5G mobile internet

Apple has debuted the iPhone 12 in four models with 5G connectivity for mobile internet. These models are:

  • iPhone 12 mini, smaller than the iPhone 8 but has a 5.4″ screen. It starts at $699.
  • iPhone 12, 6.1-inch display starting at $799
  • iPhone 12 Pro, stainless shield band and 6.1-inch display, starting at $999
  • iPhone Pro Max, stainless shield band and 6.7-inch display. starting at $1,099

The iPhone 12 and 12 Pro will be available for preorder Friday, shipping Oct. 23. The iPhone 12 Pro Max and the 12 mini will be available for preorder on Nov. 6 and will ship Nov. 13.

The iPhone SE, iPhone Xr and iPhone 11 will remain in the overall lineup. The price of the SE will be $399.

An OLED screen will be featured across the entire lineup. The main iPhone 12 will have a dual camera system. The iPhone 12 Pro and Pro Max

No wall adapter will be included in the box with the new phones, as well as removing any headphones. This move, Apple said, is made for environmental reasons. It will still include a USB-C to Lightning power cable.

The iPhone 12 will have a 6-core CPU and 4-core GPU with the company’s proprietary A14 bionic chip. It is the same chip that is in Apple’s iPad Air that was announced in September.

The main phone will have a dual-camera system with an f/2.4 aperture on its ultra-wide lens, 13 mm focal length and 120-degree field of view. The wide-angle lens will have an f/1.6 aperture, 26 mm focal length and optical image stabilization. Night mode will be available on all iPhone models for the first time.

Apple brought its MagSafe technology, which was used for powering laptop computers for years, to the iPhone. A magnet will automatically align

12
Oct
2020
Posted in computer

How to send photos or other files on Skype using a computer or mobile device



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How to send photos or other files on Skype using a computer or mobile device

  • You can send any kind of file using Skype on your desktop. On your phone, you can only send photos.
  • To send files on the Skype desktop app, you can simply drag files into the app.
  • Skype has a 300 MB limit on files that can be shared.

Skype makes it easy to share files with your contacts, whether you’re in a chat, conference, or call. On a desktop computer, you can share any kind of file, but if you’re using a phone, your options are more limited.

How to send files on Skype using the desktop app

Open the Skype app and begin a text chat with the person you want to share a file with.

There are two ways to share the file:

  • Find the file on your desktop and drag it into the Skype app. You should see a message in Skype that says “Drop file or contact details to send.” After you drop the file in the app, click the Send message arrow to complete the transfer.



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  • If you prefer, click the “Add Files” icon to the right of the text message field. In the “Open File” window, choose the file you want to send and then click “Open.” Click the “Send message” arrow to complete the transfer.

You can send more than one file at a time, but note that you have a maximum file size limit of 300MB. If you try sending larger files, you will see an error message.

Also, if you are in a video chat or conference meeting, you need to open the chat window to send a file.

How to send files on Skype using the mobile

12
Oct
2020
Posted in programming

Top 5 programming languages for mobile app developers to learn

These languages will help current and new mobile application developers navigate the programming landscape to code apps that are stable, secure, and compatible with modern mobile architectures.

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As I have said previously, I’m no fan of programming or app development. I don’t find myself to be very good at it, but I am truly in awe of what can be accomplished with properly written applications, especially when the applications leverage network and cloud-based technologies to provide enhanced functionality and reporting capability while offering cross-platform support.

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There are colleagues of mine who have always shown this ability to tap into a program’s APIs to create helpful dashboards that can be rolled into mobile apps, allowing them to keep tabs of a number of systems or an entire site—all from their smartphones—including integrated push notifications to alert them of potential issues in real time. All this can be created by their hands using software development tools and a little coding know-how.

For those who share my colleagues’ skills—or wish to—I have collected the top five programming languages for mobile app developers to learn, allowing you to create modern applications that run natively on specific operating systems and hardware types. Or they can be made software/hardware agnostic by creating them as web-based apps and hosted from a web server to run on any supported browser.

Java

Since its inception, Java has been the language of choice for mobile app development centered around Google’s Android platform. Java is a highly popular programming language that allows for cross-platform support and ease of portability when creating apps for multiple OSes and hardware types. There’s a saying that Java applications are Write Once Run Anywhere (WORA), since this code can be expected to run

08
Oct
2020
Posted in technology

Mobile Games Thrive, Even As Pandemic Keeps Players Home

Mobile games are thriving as players turn to them for fun and friendship during the pandemic, with increasing numbers of women joining the trend.

“Being stuck at home has not stopped people from playing games on their phones,” said SensorTower mobile insights strategist Craig Chapple. “To the contrary, mobile gaming is more popular than ever.”

Smartphone game play involves taps on touchscreens with just a few moments of play at a time, often while sipping coffee or waiting for transit, in contrast to the console games with immersive worlds that can span hours.

Mobile games appeal to a broader demographic than do shooters and other genres popular on console or PC gamers.

More than 40 percent of mobile gamers are women, according to research firms Newzoo and Statista. That differs from gamers using consoles or personal computers, who are more likely to be males age 12 to 35 years old, according to analysts.

“We’ve had loads of people forced inside during lock-downs in need of entertainment,” said Futuresource mobile tech and gaming research analyst Morris Garrard.

More consumers are turning to games played on smartphones like Fortnite for short bits of entertainment during the coronavirus pandemic More consumers are turning to games played on smartphones like Fortnite for short bits of entertainment during the coronavirus pandemic Photo: AFP / Chris DELMAS

“Gaming being one of the most interactive and engaging forms of entertainment has seen a significant boost.”

According to the mobile consultancy App Annie, spending on mobile gaming is expected to see strong growth this year and top $100 billion. Popular titles include Candy Crush Saga, Honor of Kings, Pokemon Go and Gardenscapes.

Many mobile games are free to download and rely on massive numbers of people spending a little on things like extra lives, virtual outfits, or items that boost in-game abilities.

And, paying a dollar or so to upgrade to an ad-free version of a mobile game

08
Oct
2020
Posted in technology

‘Genshin Impact’ Makes $60 Million In Its First Week On Mobile Alone

KEY POINTS

  • “Genshin Impact” has generated $60 million in player spending on mobile platforms a week after its Sept. 28 launch
  • Cross-platform play and its gacha-based system have combined to make “Genshin Impact” a hit
  • “Genshin Impact” has surpassed 17 million downloads on mobile

“Genshin Impact,” a free-to-play, open world action RPG, has made a whopping $60 million during its first week on the App Store and Google Play alone.

According to Sensor Tower’s data, developer miHoYo’s “Genshin Impact” was second only to “Honor of Kings” in sales and even beat “PUBG Mobile” during its launch week. 

“Genshin Impact” also topped the list of highest-earning mobile RPG in the world a week after its Sept. 28 launch, beating the likes of “Monster Strike” and “Fate/Grand Order,” per Sensor Tower.

The $60 million isn’t the total amount generated by the title as it was also released on the PlayStation 4 and PC. Screen Rant reported that miHoYo currently has no plans for an Xbox One version, but it is weighing its next-gen console options.

One of the reasons cited for the impressive figures generated by “Genshin Impact” is its gacha-based shop system, which originated in Japan. There are thousands of “gachapon” or “gashapon” vending machines around Japan featuring random toys in capsules.

This is the same system that “Genshin Impact” uses, allowing players to randomly receive characters, weapons or items to assist them in their quest. A system within the game allows players to convert currency into additional rolls, which can translate into more items and weapons.

“Genshin Impact” has already surpassed 17 million downloads on mobile platforms as word-of-mouth about the game continues to spread via social media. As with most role-playing games, players can spend hours interacting with characters and exploring levels to try and complete a team to