• 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 to refresh ageing MacBook Pro lineup: Here is what to expect

    MacBook Pro is expected to remain the workhouse of the notebook computer line while getting updates like a fingerprint reader and high-speed USB ports (Image Source: Amazon)
    Apple Inc is expected to unveil a revamped MacBook Pro on Thursday with a fingerprint reader and faster ports, returning to the product line it build the company on after updating smartphones with the iPhone 7. “Hello again,” reads the invitation from Apple to the Thursday product launch, likely a reference to the original Macintosh that debuted with “hello” scrolled across its black and white screen.
    Technology websites, including Techradar, expect the new MacBook Pro to remain the workhouse of the notebook computer line while getting updates like a fingerprint reader and high-speed USB ports. Like the iPhone 7, it will drop a standard headphone ja…

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  • Microsoft Surface PC Event: Here is everything you need to know

    Microsoft is reportedly announcing Surface PC which could be the iMac competitor running Windows 10 (Source: Reuters)
    Microsoft is hosting its Windows 10 event later this evening in New York. As it has become a tradition, Microsoft’s Surface Chief Panos Panay will take stage to unveil the latest from the Surface team. But if the invite is anything to go by – Microsoft wants to rather talk about Windows 10 – which technically includes everything from Surface, Xbox to HoloLens. Last year, Microsoft thrilled the world with its Surface Book laptop that also had a detachable touchscreen display. This time around that wow moment could originate with the unveiling of Surface all-in-one device.

    Microsoft’s ‘Imagine what you’ll do’ event starts at 7.30 PM IST and it is likely to be a packed event with updates on Windows 10, new Surface a…

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  • Apple is hosting its MacBook event on October 27: Report

    Apple’s MacBook 2016 lineup will launch on October 27, says a new report. (Source: Reuters)
    An Apple event is on the way, says a new report on Recode. According to the report, the new 2016 MacBook models will be showcased at an event on October 27. Given the MacBooks have gotten an upgrade for sometime now, this was long due. Recent leaks and reports have also hinted about a new redesigned MacBook Pro and MacBook Air this year.
    According to the report, Apple’s event will take place at the company’s Cupertino Campus and not in San Francisco where most product announcements take place. The Recode report comes soon after Japanese blog Macotakara reported Apple’s new MacBook Pro and MacBook Air will ditch regular USB port and MagSafe charging port for the Type-C one.
    The report on Macotakara also adds that Apple will kill off the 11-inch…

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  • Samsung’s modular ArtPC Pulse is an unofficial Mac Pro competitor

    Samsung’s ArtPC Pulse offers circular design and unique pulse lighting that also acts as notification system (Source: Samsung)
    Samsung’s competition with Apple in terms of design is not a new story and the Korean smartphone giant has been outdesigning the Cupertino products lately. Having already conquered the smartphone market with great design, Samsung is bringing those elements to PC world. Samsung has announced a customisable, modular desktop with high-end components and a Mac Pro-esque circular design. Samsung’s ArtPC Pulse offers circular design and unique pulse lighting that also acts as notification system. With easy to add module, ArtPC Pulse users can easily customise the storage option.

    Samsung ArtPC Pulse features a customisable band that offers subtle lighting to reflect incoming notifications. T…

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  • Google Pixel, Pixel XL, 4K Chromecast Ultra and more: Here is everything that was announced last night

    Google also announced Google Home, Google WiFi router, 4K Chromecast Ultra and Daydream VR headset along with Google Pixel and Pixel smartphones.
    Google Pixel and Pixel smartphones have officially been announced by the search giant at an event in San Francisco. These are first smartphones made entirely by Google, which means the company has worked on its hardware as well as software. Also, the smartphones are company’s first devices to come with Google Assistant built-in, which can can be launched simply by tapping the home button. Google also announced Google Home, Google WiFi router, 4K Chromecast Ultra and Daydream VR headset at the event. Google Home, which is Google’s answer to Amazon Alexa, will come with Google Assistant as well.
    According to Google, its new smartphones are built on five pillars – Google Assistant,…

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  • Google Pixel event: Here is everything that happened and more

    Google Pixel and Pixel XL come with a similar specifications sheet except for display and battery size.
    Google Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones have finally been unveiled by the search giant. Google Pixel and Pixel XL are entirely ‘made by Google’ devices and the company has worked on its hardware as well as software bits. Google Pixel and Pixel XL are the first Google smartphones to come with Google Assistant, company’s AI-powered voice-assistant, built-in. Google’s Pixel smartphones start at $649 dollars in the US and at Rs 57,000 in India. The pre-orders for Pixel and Pixel XL begin on October 13 on Flipkart in India. The smartphones will be available in ‘Very Silver, ‘Quite Black’ and a limited edition ‘Really Blue’ colour options.
    Google, along with Pixel smartphones, announced a slew of other hardware devices including i…

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  • CoWatch, the first Alexa-enabled smartwatch is now available on Amazon

    CoWatch runs Cronologics OS based on Android and integrates Amazon’s Alexa voice-assistant (Source: Amazon)
    CoWatch, the Indiegogo based smartwatch project is now available for sale. CoWatch, which runs Android Wear like many other smartwatches also has Alexa built-in. Alexa is the digital assistant developed by Amazon.
    CoWatch is the first smartwatch to feature Alexa virtual assistant. Alexa, which made its debut as an intelligent virtual assistant on Amazon’s Echo speaker, is now being made available to third party vendors. Amazon has been expanding the availability of Alexa to third party speaker makers like Sonos and Denon. But it is the first time we have Alexa speak from a smartwatch.

    CoWatch features a 42mm watch face which might seem big for many and it comes with a 12mm thick metal body. CoWatch uses stainless st…

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  • Leica’s new Sofort instant camera is adorable and luxurious too

    Leica Sofort brings the luxury part of camera technology to instant camera with its 0 price tag (Source: Leica)
    Leica, the camera brand that is generally sits out of the affordable index, has announced new instant camera. The new Leica Sofort is an instant camera based on Fujifilm’s Instax film to produce instant prints.
    Leica Sofort is an instant camera with the touch and feel of a compact point and shoot device. It supports a variety of automatic modes like standard auto, party, sport, action and macro. Interestingly, the instant camera also comes with a dedicated mode for selfies and offers a mirror on the front for framing those selfie shots.
    With Sofort, Leica will offer both color and black and white film packs. The camera is listed in white, orange and mint green colour variants on the company website. Leica Sofort feature…

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