• The Morning After: Wednesday November 2nd, 2016

    Yes, it«s the start of hump day, but you may have missed Google revealing unpatched Windows 10 bugs, the truth of the dark web and (in cheerier news) our beautiful Engadget Holiday Gift Guide. We also take a closer look at Xiaomi»s plan to become more than just the king of budget smartphones.


    It’s always good to find bugs in the competition Google reveals unpatched Windows bug that hackers are exploiting

    Google announced that it had found previously undiscovered vulnerabilit…

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  • Apple MacBook Pro 2016 gets Touch Bar: Here’s the expected India pricing

    Apple MacBook Pro with Touch Bar will take a couple of weeks to ship in India.
    At least for a few weeks from now we won’t be able to say innovation has stalled at Apple. For what Tim Cook showed the world today in Cupertino could change the way we interact with our computers and also the software that runs on them.
    The new MacBook Pro series has a TouchBar and no function keys. This new Retina display strip under the screen and above the keyboard can be customised to do what you want — certainly much more than what the traditional function keys could do — adapt itself to work fluidly with whatever software is on the screen. So with Final Cut Pro you could use the strip to skip frames, or flip through 50 shades of gray to get the colour on your Batman suit perfect. You can even pay with the TouchBar since it ushers in the TouchID into the world of Macs.
    T…

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  • Apple MacBook Pro 15-inch 2016 compared to the 2015 model: Here’s what has changed

    Apple MacBook Pro 2016 vs MacBook Pro 2015: Here’s what has changed with the new laptops.
    Apple MacBook Pro lineup has just been refreshed. The last time this happened was in 2015, when Apple introduced the MacBook Pro with Force Touch Keypad, but the 2016 upgrade brings some crucial new features. For starters, the Apple MacBook Pro is now coming in three variants: the 13-inch version without the new Touch Bar, the 13-inch version with the Touch Bar, and the high-end 15-inch version with a Touch Bar.

    The main change to the MacBook Pro is that Apple has gotten rid of the function keys on top, and instead introduced the new OLED Touch Bar which customizes according to the application you’re using. So for Final Cut Pro or Email or Safari, the bar will show specific function keys which apply to application rather than a generic set of funct…

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  • Apple MacBook Pro 2016 are pricey: Here is what you will pay additional for accessories

    Apple Macbook Pro 2016 finds the exit of the HDMI port, MagSafe 2, USB ports, Thunderbolt 2 and SD card slot
    The new Apple MacBook Pro notebooks are out, and start at $1,499. Unlike the last generation of the MacBook Pro, the 2016 one has all new ports. The new series of the MacBook Pro sees the exit of the MagSafe 2 power adapter, HDMI port, SDXC card slot and Thunderbolt 2 ports. Instead, the new generation MacBook Pro now comes with four Thunderbolt 3 USB-C ports and one 3.5mm headphone jack.
    What this means for the consumers who have been invested in the Apple ecosystem is they will have to buy a whole range of new accessories compatible with the new MacBook Pro generation. And obviously, these accessories are going to cost you a lot.

    If you have been a MacBook Pro or a MacBook Air user in the past, you probably have a few MagSafe 2 power adap…

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  • Apple’s new MacBook Pro 2016: Price, specifications and features

    Apple’s0 MacBook Pro with Touch Bar launched on October 27, and will take a couple of weeks to ship in India
    At its event on October 27, Apple unveiled its newest MacBook Pro, which is the thinnest and the lightest one yet. The new MacBook Pro has seen the exit of the function key on the keyboard, which is replaced by a new ‘Retina-quality’ multi-touch display – known as the Touch Bar. The new MacBook Pro also sees the integration of a larger Force Touch trackpad.  The new Touch ID feature on the MacBook Pro allows users to quickly unlock the Mac and use Apple Pay on the web.
    Apple claims the new MacBook Pro features the company’s ‘brightest and most colourful Retina display yet’ with 500 nits of brightness, which the company claims is 67 per cent brighter than the previous generation. The new 13-inch MacBook Pro is 17 per cent thinner compa…

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  • Smartwatch sales decline 51 per cent in Q3 2016, Apple ships 1.1 million units: IDC

    Smartwatch sales decline over 51 per cent in Q3 2016 with Apple and Lenovo registering worst decline in growth (Source: IDC)
    Smartwatch sales are going down south and it seems consumers are still not convinced about the need for a smartwatch wearable, suggests a new industry report released by IDC. According to IDC’s Q3 sales number, smartwatch industry registered a decline of 51.6 per cent from the same time last year. The total smartwatch volume reached 2.7 million units in Q3 2016 while the numbers stood at 5.6 million in the same period last year.
    The pain in smartwatch sales isn’t surprising considering the flat sales registered by smartphone and PC industry. Apple saw the biggest decline in terms of sales in Q3 2016. Apple Watch registered a decline of 71.6 per cent over Q3 2016 with shipments of just 1.1 million units. Apple…

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  • Diwali Sale 2016: Smartphones to laptops, the top deals on Amazon, Flipkart and Snapdeal

    Amazon is offering discount on Moto G4 while Flipkart is trying to woo customers with iPhone 7 offers
    Diwali Sale is back on popular e-commerce platform and its raining deals on smartphones, laptops and other electronic devices. Amazon, Flipkart and Snapdeal – the top three ecommerce platforms are offering exciting deals with cashback and exchange offers. Amazon is also giving early access to select deals for its Prime customers, who also get one day delivery for free with Prime shipping.
    Amazon and Flipkart are giving away biggest discount on their platform exclusive products. Amazon, which has been offering Moto G4 and Moto G4 Plus at an attractive discount since Dussehra, is continuing with the offer along with some new smartphones launched very recently. Flipkart, on the other hand, is offering exchange discount on Ap…

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  • New MacBooks 2016 expected on October 27 as Apple confirms event

    Apple MacBook Air, and Pro 2016 will launch on October 27, according to an announcement from the company.
    Apple has sent out media invites for an October 27 event where it is expected to launch the refreshed MacBook Pro, MacBook Air lineup for 2016. Apple has already got an event page up, which says ‘Hello again’ and adds, “Join us here on October 27 at 10 a.m. PDT to watch the keynote live.” Apple will be streaming the event live as always. The official confirmation comes after a report on Recode said October 27 will be the date for the event. The MacBook overhaul was long overdue, so it’s not surprising this event is taking place, given the September keynote was all about the iPhone 7 and the Apple Watch Series 2.

    With Apple’s invite reading ‘Hello again’ it remains to be seen if there will be some new announcements around Macs and Siri. Ap…

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  • Karwa Chauth 2016: Apple iPhone 7, OnePlus 3, Misfit Ray, here are the best gadgets to gift

    Karva Chauth is here, and of course the ultimate smartphone gift to get your spouse is the Apple iPhone 7.
    In this connected lifestyle, gadgets tend to be the most apt and safe gift for any occasion. Whether its Diwali or Karva Chauth, a smartphone can be the right gift. After all everyone gets excited when they open a new device and try it out. So if you’ve still not gotten a gift for your wife or girlfriend, well there are plenty of smartphone options to choose from. Or you can go for fitness bands as well. So ditch the gold this Karva Chauth, and gift a cool gadget to your wife or girlfriend. Here are the top options you can consider:

    Oppo F1s

    Karwa Chauth 2016: Apple iPhone 7, OnePlus 3, Misfit Ray, here are the best gadgets to gift

    Price: Rs 17,990
    The highlight of Oppo F1s is its 16MP front camera which comes with Beautify 4.0. The Beautify 4.0 feature has been upgraded with seven beautify levels and two skins tone modes. The rear…

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  • Google working on 7-inch tablet with Huawei for 2016: Report

    Huawei’s 7-inch Android tablet will be a successor to Google’s somewhat successful Nexus 7 tablet from back in 2013 (Image of Nexus 7 for representation)
    Google might be ready to launch a new 7-inch Android tablet in collaboration with Huawei this year. The tablet is expected to come with 4GB of RAM, according to noted tipster Evan Blass. Google had achieved some success with its Nexus 7 tablet back when it was launched in 2013. Since, then the market for tablets itself has dried up – so it is interesting to see why Google is planning to come back in it.
    Huawei’s 7-inch Android tablet will be a successor to Google’s somewhat successful Nexus 7 tablet from back in 2013. There is no additional information on the tablet as of yet.
    Two of Google’s smartphones dubbed Pixel and Pixel XL are rumoured to launch in October. Google has decided to d…

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