Monday, 14 October 2019

Finally, Instagram Got a Dark Mode

Finally, Instagram Got a Dark Mode

Inѕtаgrаm hаѕ finally got a dаrk mode, allowing people to brоwѕе thеіr рhоnе wіthоut being dаzzlеd. Thе nеw feature ѕwарѕ thе whіtе background for a black one, аllоwіng реорlе to mоrе соmfоrtаblе scroll through thеіr feeds in thе dаrk.

Thе fеаturе соuld also help ѕаvе bаttеrу оn dеvісеѕ thаt hаvе аn OLED screen, ѕіnсе thаt раrt of thе display dоеѕ nоt nееd to be lit up, аnd саn hеlр the іmаgеѕ іnѕіdе thе fееd рор more against their background. It comes аftеr both Google and Aррlе аddеd dark mоdе tо their phone ореrаtіng systems thіѕ уеаr. Wіth thе rеlеаѕе оf іOS 13 and Andrоіd 10, bоth platforms support ѕуѕtеm-wіdе dark mоdе.

Thоѕе dark modes turn the рhоnе'ѕ mеnuѕ, nоtіfісаtіоnѕ аnd оthеr раrtѕ of thе ѕуѕtеm black. But they аlѕо ѕіgnаl tо apps thаt they саn turn dark іf thеу wish, tоо, аnd gives them thе орtіоn оf reflecting thе system's look. Inѕtаgrаm hаd been particularly slow аmоng thе bіggеr аррѕ to uрdаtе tо rеflесt thаt сhаngе. Thаt mеаnt thаt uѕеrѕ соuld оftеn fіnd themselves hit bу thе glare оf the арр after nаvіgаtіng аrоund оthеr аррѕ that hаd already аdорtеd thе dаrkеr lооk.

Thе rоllоut wаѕ confirmed bу Inѕtаgrаm bоѕѕ Adam Mоѕѕеrі, whо reminded users that thеу need to be оn thе latest vеrѕіоn оf their іPhоnе оr Android operating system tо bе able tо uѕе it.

"Stаrtіng tоdау, уоu саn use Inѕtаgrаm іn dark mоdе on iOS 13 or Andrоіd 10," hе wrote on Twitter. "Turn dаrk mode оn уоur рhоnе tо trу іt out."

As Mr Mosseri's message suggests, there ѕееmѕ to be nо way to turn оn the dаrk mode on a реr-арр basis, ѕо thаt it іѕ оnlу ѕwіtсhеd оn fоr Instagram and nоt оthеr аррѕ. Inѕtеаd, it ѕееmѕ to оnlу bе аblе tо tаkе іtѕ lead frоm the operating ѕуѕtеm, аnd whеthеr dаrk mоdе is ѕwіtсhеd оn fоr the whоlе phone.

Sunday, 13 October 2019

Remembering Alexei Leonov, the First Man to Run in Space

Remembering Alexei Leonov, the First Man to Run in Space

RUSSIA -- Alеxеі Leonov, the fіrѕt person ever tо spacewalk, hаѕ dіеd. Lеоnоv раѕѕеd аwау аt 85 аftеr a lоng іllnеѕѕ and wіll bе burіеd this month, Ruѕѕіаn nеwѕ аgеnсу TASS reported, сіtіng hіѕ аѕѕіѕtаnt.

The соѕmоnаut mаdе hіѕtоrу in 1965, whеn hе ѕtерреd оutѕіdе his ѕрасесrаft fоr just оvеr 12 minutes аnd flоаtеd аrоund, аttасhеd bу a tеthеr. The pioneering mission nearly ended in dіѕаѕtеr when hіѕ ѕuіt inflated durіng thе ѕрасеwаlk аnd hе wаѕ unаblе tо fіt bасk іntо thе сrаft.

Aftеr the ѕрасеwаlk was over, Leonov reflected on thе bеаutу of lооkіng dоwn tо ѕее thе wоrld whіlе floating above іt.

"Yоu just can't comprehend it," hе ѕаіd. "Only оut thеrе саn you feel the greatness – the hugе ѕіzе оf аll thаt ѕurrоundѕ us."

Leonov wоuld gо on to lеаd thе Soviet раrt оf the Sоуuz-Aроllо mission, whісh 10 years lаtеr bесаmе the fіrѕt jоіnt ѕрасе mіѕѕіоn wіth thе US. Hе had аlѕо been ѕеlесtеd аѕ thе fіrѕt Soviet реrѕоn to lаnd on thе Mооn, bеfоrе that mission wаѕ cancelled.

Aftеr hіѕ space career wіth the Sоvіеt рrоgrаmmе, Lеоnоv moved іntо рrіvаtе buѕіnеѕѕ as wеll аѕ serving іn a numbеr оf роlіtісаl роѕіtіоnѕ.

Lеоnоv wаѕ аlѕо an ассоmрlіѕhеd аuthоr, wrіtіng a numbеr оf scientific wоrkѕ and bіоgrарhісаl bооkѕ. Hе wаѕ аlѕо a раіntеr, creating hundrеdѕ оf раіntіngѕ, ѕоmе оf which wеrе uѕеd on postage stamps іn thе USSR.

Saturday, 28 September 2019

Xiaomi Showing Off Futuristic Smartphones, Mi Mix Alpha

Quite strange when a brand like Xiaomi looks cool and calm for some time. Usually, this Chinese brand moves quite aggressively in the smartphone market, especially in the middle class. Recently, the release of a new smartphone is dominated by Vivo, Realme, and OPPO, the trio who are still brothers are moving so aggressively.

But finally answered was why Xiaomi is like cool and calm seemed.

Xiaomi Showing Off Futuristic Smartphones, Mi Mix Alpha

In its silence, Xiaomi seems to produce a futuristic smartphone that is truly futuristic. Not cans. The original design, so far it seems there is no smartphone with a shape like Mi Mix Alpha - the name of this latest futuristic smartphone Xiaomi - which has a screen to body ratio of 180.6%, almost the entire surface covered by the screen.

This ratio means that this smartphone has a screen that almost covers the entire surface. Xiaomi calls this design as "Surround Display."

The remaining 20%, is a place for three cameras, each with 108MP, 20MP, and 12MP resolution. There is no front camera because the camera behind it can function as a front camera with a screen on the back.

So far so interesting?

It could be, but there is still something that can be discussed from this latest Mi Mix Alpha smartphone. For example, with a screen that surrounds the entire surface of the device, the sides of the device also have a screen. Xiaomi includes AI sensor technology to recognize unwanted touches so users can still operate this device comfortably.

Various notifications and status bars are available on the screen located on the side of the device, including battery status, volume, time indicator, and other statuses.

For the innards can be predictable using Snapdragon 855 Plus with 12GB of RAM and 128GB of internal memory. For the battery capacity of 4,050mAh which is equipped with 40W fast charging technology.

In addition, as a special smartphone with a form that can be considered radical, Xiaomi uses various types of materials such as ceramics, sapphire glass, and titanium that are used for the frame. For now, Xiaomi Mi Mix Alpha will still be produced in a limited fashion, or it could even be a limited edition, which is devoted to hardline fans.

Friday, 27 September 2019

How to Install Google Apps on a Huawei Mate 30 Series Smartphone

Huawei Mate 30 Series has just been released with outrageous specifications and a myriad of advanced features. But with a myriad of advanced features, gadget enthusiasts are very sorry for the absence of Google Apps services, or Google Apps Service. This ultimately must indeed occur as a result of the feud between Huawei and the United States government.

Google Apps Service is arguably the most vital part of Android smartphones considering that this operating system is one of Google's works. So do not be surprised if later in this operating system has various types of applications that are integrated with Google. So what if there is no Google application on a smartphone?

How to Install Google Apps on a Huawei Mate 30 Series Smartphone

For comparison, just look at Windows Phone and BlackBerry. Both use their own operating system but eventually collapse. Even though both of these operating systems can still be installed in Google applications. Then what about Android smartphones but without the Google app. The more Google Services?

Luckily there is a way to install Google Apps for Huawei Mate 30 Series users, though not all Google applications can be installed. But at least it can help get data back on the previous device. But it should be noted that due to the absence of Google Apps by default, there may be a risk borne by users if they have to install Google applications on the Huawei Mate 30 Series. If you are sure, see the way below.

Previously, you need to know in advance about Google Service Assistant, which is a special service for Huawei smartphones in China that can be used to periodically update so that the Android smartphone still works optimally. Well, if you have let's go straight to the steps of installing the Google application on the Huawei Mate 30 Series.

The first step - first download an installer from the page then if it is finished directly open the installer via a smartphone. Tap the parts that state the agreement to install and access the internal memory.

Second step - at this stage the steps and instructions will be written in Chinese but in general, are quite simple. In short, the application will ask the user for permission to become a device administrator in order to get an update so that it can get full Google application services. Before the application is activated, there is a kind of display at a glance that shows the smartphone display after Google Apps is installed. If it is steady, immediately tap the Activate section.

The third step - wait for the Google Mobile Service download process to finish, including Google Play. When finished the tab is blue to process it.

The fourth step - after the download is complete the user can directly access various Google services including logging into Google Play and downloading various applications using Google Play. Before using it, it's better to restart the device first.

Additionally, if the user wants to uninstall the Google Service Assistant the way is also quite easy, the user only has to access Settings> Security> More Settings> Device Administrators and remove its admin permissions. If you have found just touch while on hold then tap Uninstall.

That's the easy way for the newest Huawei Mate 30 Series smartphone users who want to get Google Apps services on their smartphones. Of course, the risk must be borne by the user himself. But if you really need the Google application on Mate 30 Series, this method can be used.

Tuesday, 20 August 2019

Greenland is Open for Business but Not for Sale

Greenland is Open for Business but Not for Sale

The Greenland government responded to news that said US President Donald Trump was interested in buying the island which is still part of Denmark. Greenland's foreign minister, Ane Lone Bagger said, the area was open for business cooperation, but not for sale.

"We are open for business, but we are not for sale," Lone Bagger said. Trump is rumored to be visiting Copenhagen in September and the Arctic is included in the agenda during the president's meeting with the Danish and Greenland prime ministers.

Reported earlier, Trump wanted the US to buy the Greenland region from Denmark and had consulted with his advisers on the possibility of the purchase. "Trump has expressed interest in the independent and largely ice-covered Danish region and asked his advisers if it was possible for the US to acquire the territory," wrote The Wall Street Journal.

"The president is called curious about the natural resources and geopolitical relevance of the region," the report continued. The discussion about the purchase of Greenland was first reported by The Wall Street Journal, which cites two sources who know the situation. The idea has been laughed at and considered a joke by several Trump advisers, but several other parties in the White House took it seriously.

While Danish politicians revile the idea and consider it a joke.

"It must have been an April Fool's joke that was not in time," former Danish prime minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen said on Twitter.

While the Danish People's Party Party added, it was evidence of the madness of the 73-year-old president.

"If he really thinks about this, then this is the final proof, that he has gone crazy," Danish People's Party foreign affairs spokesman Soren Espersen told DR radio.

"The idea of ​​Denmark selling 50,000 citizens (in Greenland) to the United States is absolutely ridiculous," he added. Greenland, an island region between the North Atlantic and the Arctic Ocean, has its own government but is still part of Denmark and joins the country's economic support.

The Danish government occupied the island area of ​​2 million square kilometers in the 18th century and is now home to nearly 57,000 residents, most of whom are still attached to the Inuit adar community. The island runs its own domestic affairs, but for defense and foreign policy, matters follow Copenhagen. Greenland received attention from some large countries including China, Russia, and the United States because of its strategic location and rich in mineral resources. In 1917 Denmark sold the islands of the West Indies to the United States. It was valued at 25 million US dollars and was later named Washington with the Virgin Islands.

Monday, 19 August 2019

MacBook Pro Laptops are Prohibited from Entering The Aircraft

MacBook Pro Laptops are Prohibited from Entering The Aircraft

The United States Civil Aviation Regulatory Agency (US), the FAA forbids passengers from carrying certain MacBook Pro laptops into the aircraft cabin. The old MacBook Pro in question is a 15-inch MacBook Pro released in mid-2015. This device is also marketed between 2015 and 2017.

The ban was implemented by the FAA after Apple appealed that the MacBook Pro model was prone to catch fire or explode. "FAA is aware that there is a MacBook Pro laptop equipped with a problematic battery," said the FAA. "In early July, we notified a number of airlines about this information, and then we told the public," the FAA added.

The ban on carrying the MacBook Pro was also posted by the FAA as an appeal so that airlines comply with aviation safety regulations set by the FAA since 2016. However, it is not certain how airport officials or airlines check the MacBook Pro which is equipped with an easy battery burning it. But a little picture, one group of European airlines, TUI Airlines, will appeal to passengers regarding the prohibition of carrying the affected MacBook Pro onboarding gates and before passengers take-off.

For information, this is not the first time electronic devices are prohibited from being carried on a plane. In 2016, smartphones made by Samsung Galaxy Note 7 were also banned from entering the plane.

That's because the Galaxy Note 7's battery is reportedly problematic and explosive. Cases of an explosion of Galaxy Note 7 also happened several times, not just once. How to check for a problematic MacBook Pro Although hit by explosive issues, Apple claims not all 15-inch MacBook Pro (2015) has a problematic battery. In the US, as reported by a Bloomberg report, there are around 432,000 units of MacBook Pro that have problematic batteries, while in Canada there are about 26,000 units.

To find out if your 15-inch (2015) MacBook Pro has a problem or not, you can visit Apple's Battery Recall Program site at the following link. On that site, you can enter the serial number of the related product and can get information on whether your MacBook Pro is equipped with an explosive battery or not. If so, Apple will offer a free battery replacement with a number of mechanisms listed on the site.

Sunday, 18 August 2019

Text reader in Microsoft Edge browser, more like Humans

Text reader in Microsoft Edge browser, more like Humans

Microsoft is updating the "Read Aloud" feature embedded in the default browser of Windows 10, Microsoft Edge. As the name suggests, the Read Aloud feature can command the browser to read the site being opened in a loud voice.

The sound issued by the browser is an electronic voice, like a flat-pitched robot voice, a kind of template sound that is on Google Translate.

Well, now Microsoft is launching several updates to make a digital sound that is flat-tone become more natural, or more similar to the human voice.

The updated Read Aloud feature is being tested on the Chromium browser version or the beta version. You who have become a beta tester can try out this new feature. Not yet known when this natural language style choice will slide into the general version of Microsoft Edge.

There are two types of natural sounds offered by Microsoft. The first vote is Neural Voices. This voice utilizes machine learning technology that utilizes deep neural networks available on the Microsoft Cognitive Services cloud service.

Then the second vote is Standard Voices. In contrast to neural sound, this voice does not utilize machine learning technology, but rather utilizes a standard digital voice assistant database that is in the Microsoft Cognitive Services database. Illustration of Read Aloud feature on Microsoft Edge with various types of natural sounds (Windows Blog) To choose the type of sound, users can click the drop-down menu, as shown in the picture above, then click on the sound they want to hear.

This human-like voice can be chosen and has a template with the name "Microsoft ... (name of a digital assistant) Online - Language". Neural Voices type sounds with "Neural" frills while standard sound types come without that description.

Users can also choose the sound option with a bitrate of "24 kbps" to improve the quality of issued audio.

How to use the "Read Aloud" feature

Apart from these features, users can now use the Read Aloud feature on Microsoft Edge. To use these features just the easy way. Real users only need to right-click inside the Microsoft Edge browser window, on the site where the text is to be read.

However, it should be noted, if you want to read a specific set of texts or paragraphs, the user must block the writing you want to read earlier. If it's not blocked, the site reader will dictate readings starting from the text in the top-left corner of the site.

The browser will also read text non-stop. That is, users must click the "Pause" button to stop the "chatter" browser made by Microsoft.

Wednesday, 3 April 2019

Apple Canceled The AirPower Wireless Charger

Apple Canceled The AirPower Wireless Charger

Apple does not manufacture AirPower wireless chargers if the product's production difficulties meet the company's high standards.

"After a great deal of effort, we came to the conclusion that AirPower would not meet our high standards, and we had canceled the project," said Apple Hardware Deputy Director Dan Riccio through an official statement released on Sunday was cited by The Verge.

Even if the project is canceled, Apple still hopes for wireless products and promises to achieve something.

"We apologize to customers who have been waiting for the product to launch, we continue to believe that wireless devices are the future, and we want to enhance the experience with wireless devices," said Riccio.

The AirPower wireless charger was first introduced at the launch of the iPhone X in September 2017. At that time, Apple said it would deliver AirPower 2018.

However, Apple never sent AirPower throughout 2018 until the product was finally discontinued.

When problems arise, there are technical issues and devices that are too hot during the product development phase.

The Wall Street Journal reported in early March that Apple had approved series production of AirPower.

Apple offers attractive features for AirPower, of which the most famous three charge at the same time, namely the Apple Watch, AirPod and the iPhone.

Apple has also developed software for the iPhone to constantly charge the three devices.

In addition, AirPower has technology that allows a charged device to be connected anywhere in the device to charge it.

Tuesday, 2 April 2019

WhatsApp 2.19.87 BETA Released, Whats New ?

WhatsApp 2.19.87 BETA Released, Whats New ?

After testing the Dark Mode feature or the dark background mode, WhatsApp has released another update this weekend, WhatsApp 2.19.87 Beta, which offers only a few new features.

In the new version, WhatsApp provides video sharing updates via the Picture-in-Picture feature. When users receive video links from YouTube, Instagram, and Facebook, they can play and watch them instantly while chatting with friends.

Other new features include allowing users to respond to the messages of friends in the group with personal replies. The reply message will be sent directly to the friend's chat feed, according to WhatsApp in the March 29, 2019 update on Google Play (cited on Sunday).

The private answer to group messages is very simple. Users simply press and hold the message that is answered in the group chat, then select "Play Private".

Previously, Facebook had made many updates to its messaging applications, both on Instagram and Facebook Messanger and WhatsApp. WhatsApp recently released a beta update with the Dark Mode feature, a display that's popular on many platforms.

Not so long ago, Facebook also updated the messenger by adding some WhatsApp features to the application. Facebook added a shopping feature on Instagram, even though it's only available to US users.

Monday, 1 April 2019

Instagram, Test New Features to Watch Videos

Instagram, Test New Features to Watch Videos

Instagram is testing new features to watch videos on the app's homepage or photos and feed-sharing video content.

This feature was discovered by an application researcher named Jane Manchun Wong, via a Twitter account.

Wong shares new features on Instagram that will provide a timeline bar when watching videos, as seen in other videos watching apps like YouTube.

With this time bar, users can repeat or advance the video being watched without having to start the video from scratch.

Mentioned from The Verge page, Instagram has actually provided this feature for IGTV. However, they will soon expand it to the main feed. This feature is only tested for the home page. While Story Instagram is not included.

In February, Instagram launched a new feature for displaying IGTV footage through Feeds so that users uploading new content on IGTV, video footage will enter the feed and be seen by their followers.

IGTV video recording enters Instagram feed for one minute. Users can also share video recordings on their personal profile.