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Video reviews now available on Google Maps

Source: Techcrunch

Two weeks ago, Google introduced “video” to Google Maps (Android only for now). The feature is available to users that are part of Google’s Local Guides Program, a program that allows users to review restaurants, shops, and different areas they visit. Using this feature, users will be able to shoot 10-second videos right through the Google Maps app or to upload 30-second videos from their phone’s storage. Continue reading “Video reviews now available on Google Maps”

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LG V30 – specs and features

Source: LG USA Mobile

Among the smartphones launched at the beginning of 2017, the LG G6 was one of my favorites, and now, the company is back again with yet another great device. The LG V30 has just been announced two days ago and this device is an absolute beauty, inside and out. The least to say is that this phone has a headphone jack! The company is probably planning to steal some spotlight with this device, which is most probably going to be difficult to do, due to the Note 8, iPhone 8, Mate 10, and Pixel 2. Q4 of 2017 is just filled with highly anticipated smartphones. Now, let’s have a look at what the phone has to offer.

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Galaxy Note 8 – specs and features

It’s safe to say that Samsung’s Galaxy Note 8 was one of the most, if not the most, anticipated Android phones of 2017 – 2018. We didn’t really have to wait till its unpacked event to know its design and most of its features, as almost everything was leaked over the past month. The unpacked event kicked off yesterday and as usual, Samsung really knows how to put on a good show. But it isn’t about the spectacular show and presentation, it is about the phone. Before I get into it, I must say that I was pretty much looking forward to the Note 8’s release, especially that it’s the new iteration of last years phone, which was a great phone while it lasted. So, let’s have a look at the phone’s specifications and features, and then let’s discuss it all.

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Android O’s new features

Last week, during the first day of Google IO 2017, the company announced Android’s newest version “Android O”. The actual name of the new update won’t be announced until the actual release. The update will of course first hit Google’s own Pixel and Nexus (still supported ones only) devices.

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Google Assistant and Siri: An AI death match

During the first day of Google IO, Google announced that it’s launching the Google Assistant on iOS.

The assistant is available on iOS (USA only for now) as an application that will be able to perform certain tasks, as it does on Android, but with some exceptions to certain OS functions. That means you will be able to make calls, send messages, and play songs, but not set any alarms.

Users have to open the Google Assistant app to activate it, as the home button can not be remapped. Users can also add a widget to make the launching of the Google Assistant faster and easier.

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Samsung’s new Gear 360 – 2017

On the 10th of May, Samsung in Lebanon held a launch event for the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus at OCEIL Dbayeh. At the event, Samsung showcased the two new flagships, along with their accessories, and the new 2017 Gear 360. Now with the being available, here’s what I think about it. As a first look, the 2017 Gear 360 looks really nice and really seems like it would fun to use. Continue reading “Samsung’s new Gear 360 – 2017”

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Huawei P10 and P10 Plus: two of the best devices from MWC

The P9 from Huawei last year received many good reviews. Actually, it would be more accurate to say that Huawei’s 2016 smartphones had many good reviews, which included the honor 8, P9, and Mate 8. Here’s a look at the specs of the P10 and P10 Plus, 2 of the best devices launched at MWC 2017.

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The G6 – LG’s 2017 Redemption

LG had high hopes for its G5 smartphone with its modular design for 2016, but unfortunately, that didn’t pan out. It was reported that LG mobile had a loss of $381 million due to the G5’s poor sales (CNET). Now the company is ready to take on competition with their newly announced flagship for 2017, the LG G6.

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