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ZTE Nubia X8 images leaked, might have touch-sensitive buttons

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ZTE is one of the few Chinese phone manufacturers in the market today that’s quite reliable when it comes to delivering Android smartphones. ZTE phones may not directly compete with the biggest device makers like Samsung or Apple but it certainly has a crowd-following. Thanks to the mobile phones introduced by the brand that remain to be affordable even with specs and features that are good enough.

By “good enough” we mean some specs can be found in high-end phones but cost is still low. ZTE’s next offering is this Nubia X8 which was rumored a few months ago. A teaser was shared over on Weibo, telling us the phone will launch this coming October 15. That’s only a couple of days from today so we’re not surprised that images are leaked prior to official launch.

What’s special about the ZTE Nubia X8 is that phone is believed to have touch-sensitive buttons particularly on the side used to control the volume. This idea is new for a smartphone but since several touch technologies like Force Touch and ClearForce are being introduced, it could just be the start of touch-sensitive buttons. If that’s the case then we can also say that this model will have a fingerprint sensor.

Looking at the images, the Nubia X8 smartphone seems to be bezel-less, making it quite attractive like the ZTE Nubia Z9. Interestingly, there’s a mention of a 4GB RAM so that puts it in the flagship category so we can’t say for sure if this is just mid-range or already considered premium.

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Change in Windows 10 build 10565 makes activation less of a headache

This week's release of the latest Windows 10 Insider build, 10565, brought plenty of great improvements to the OS. However, one of the more interesting changes that Microsoft slipped in deals with making activation much easier for those doing a clean install of Windows 10 on a machine that previously ran Windows 7, 8, or 8.1. Here are the details from the changelog:

Device activation improvements: We have received a lot of feedback from Insiders on making it easier to activate Windows 10 on devices that take advantage of the free upgrade offer to genuine Windows by using existing Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 product keys. If you install this build of the Windows 10 Insider Preview on a PC and it doesn't automatically activate, you can enter the product key from Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 used to activate the prior Windows version on the same device to activate Windows 10 by going to Settings > Update & security > Activation and selecting Change Product Key. If you do a clean install of Windows 10 by booting off the media, you can also enter the product key from prior Windows versions on qualifying devices during setup. Refer to the Insider Hub for more information on these activation improvements including requirements.

Samsung releases Game Tuner app, lets you adjust game graphics

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If you own any of the latest premium flagship phones from Samsung, you're not just lucky because you get to use Samsung Pay. On that Galaxy S6, S6 edge, S6 edge+, and Note 5 of yours, you can now adjust resolution scaling and maximum frame rate of games you know that drain your phone's battery faster than normal. Yep, those smartphones have the best screen displays in the mobile industry today and admit it or not, those visuals and fluid graphics can drain the battery quickly and exhaust your processor.

Some of the more popular games played on those high-end Samsung Galaxy phone include Hearthstone which is played at 1080p. It's up to you to change the graphics resolution to 2K (1440p actually) or even down to 480p. The latter may be okay if you want the game to load faster and you want to conserve your battery. With the new Game Tuner app, you can even adjust frame rate from 15fps to 60fps. If you can't decide on what setting to choose, just select any of the preset modes available.

Samsung's Game Tuner is one useful app for true blue gamers. Finally, an app that allows you to decide what frame rate or resolution is good enough for your geeky eyes. Full HD or high-resolution images are nice, no doubt about it, but you know, some machines can't really handle them. If they can be rendered properly, chances are, phone battery will be drained quicker than you can finish the game.

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Access and edit PDFs easier with Dropbox sync with Adobe


If you find it annoying that you have to make so many steps when you’re accessing and opening PDF files from and to your Dropbox and/or Adobe Acrobat Reader, then the latest news from these two tech brands will make you and your productivity brain cells happy. The two are partnering to help users have a seamless and easier time to both read and edit, save, and share PDF files, now on desktop, later on for mobile.

All you have to do to be able to enjoy this seamless integration is to add your Dropbox account to the latest version of Adobe Acrobat and Acrobat Reader desktop apps. After that, you can now open the PDFs stored in your Dropbox account from within the Adobe apps themselves. Any edits you make on the file, whether you highlight certain sections, electronically sign a contract, write comments, etc, will be automatically saved on your Dropbox. So no need to download, edit, and reupload once editing is finished.


Since the file is automatically saved on your Dropbox, you can easily share it with your collaborators without going through so many steps. Aside from opening a Dropbox file from your Acrobat program, you can also open a PDF file from your Dropbox, right click and open to the Adobe app that you want to use.

Sadly, this isn’t available yet for Android mobile devices. You’d have to wait a few more months as the Android integration will happen sometime 2016 with no specific month stated. Make sure your Adobe Acrobat Reader desktop app is updated to the latest version to be able to enjoy this integration.

SOURCE: Dropbox

Xperia Z5 now available through Sony Mobile Store in Europe

Xperia Z5 Sony Mobile StoreA quick heads-up to let you know that the Sony Xperia Z5 is now in stock via the Sony Mobile Store in Europe. All colours of the handset are available including black, white, green and gold. In the UK, the Xperia Z5 costs £549.99, whilst in mainland Europe it will set you back €699.00. There are no freebies included though, so you may want to check out or Clove instead.

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Updated Windows 10 SDK documents new Jump Lists for Universal Windows Apps

Looks like Microsoft is still tweaking those Live Tiles for Windows 10. The latest SDK preview build 10563 was released today and with it came some changes to official UWP API.

The consumer-facing explanation is that soon developers will be able to add jump lists to their apps for quick-actions. A real world example of this is already found in the popular Twitter app Tweetium with a quick-action to compose a new tweet.

Tip of the Day: Adding links to Reminders in iOS 9

With iOS 9 you can now create reminders that are linked to content in other applications, such as a web page, email, contact, conversation in messages, or location in maps. Even better, many third-party apps also provide support for the same feature, allowing you to set reminders directly from those apps and then link back into where you were in the app, such as editing an image in Pixelmator, being reminded about a reading item in Pocket, or saving…

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Remix Mini is showing off, does all the things you need it to do


If you’re like us – waiting for our Remix Mini to arrive from shipping – then this new video from Jide Technology (makers of the Remix Mini) does not help at all, and only accentuates the agony of waiting. But if you have little idea of what the Remix Mini can be, then this new video is for you.


First up, what is the Remix Mini? Well, it’s an Android device that’s making a strong suggestion to be either your desktop workstation or your set top TV device. It is powered by a 1.2Ghz quad-core Allwinner Cortex-A53 processor, with a choice of either 1GB or 2GB of RAM (we went with 2GB, of course), and it set us back around USD$40. It has an Ethernet port, HDMI output, 2 USB ports for mouse and keyboard, and WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity. But what does it do? Well, watch the video below.

As you can see, the Remix Mini will pretend to replace your desktop computer, and it will do a pretty good job, too. Don’t expect to be playing Call of Duty 4 on it, though. But for documents, internet browsing, and all the other simple stuff, it will do that with ease. It can also be your Android set top TV device, complete with Android gaming capabilities.


If you missed the Kickstarter campaign, worry not. The Remix Mini is set to come out anytime this month in retail stores, with prices at USD$30 for the 1GB version and USD$50 for the 2GB version. We’re still waiting for ours, but soon we’ll have it.

SOURCE: Jide Technology

Windows 10 build 10565: Everything you need to know

On October 12th, Microsoft began rolling out Windows 10 build 10565 to the Fast ring. The newly released build includes new changes and improvements on the Start menu, desktop environment, Cortana, brand new apps, including the Messaging, Phone, and Skype video apps. Also, there are new enhancements for the Microsoft Edge web browser and a lot more.

Cars should never be fully driverless, MIT prof says

Huawei Honor 7i renamed as ShotX in Europe, up for pre-order in Germany

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We're thankful to Huawei for all the "Honor" its been giving the mobile industry but sometimes, and just like any other OEMs today, the almost similar names can be a lot confusing. If Samsung has the Galaxy line, Huawei is known for the Honor lineup. Well sure, Huawei also has the Ascend series but the Honor sells more for being an affordable series.

A few months ago, we mentioned the Huawei Honor 7 would be coming to Europe very soon. It actually turned out to be the Honor 7i complete with a flip out camera module. The smartphone is indeed coming to Europe but under a different name. Phone will now be called as the Huawei ShotX.

No formal announcement has been made by the Chinese tech company yet but some German retailers are already taking orders for the new model. To review, the phone comes equipped with a 5.2-inch display screen, 1080 x 1920 FHD resolution, Snapdragon 616 SoC, octa-core 1.5GHz CPU, Adreno 405 GPU, 16GB built-in storage, microSD cart slot for expansion, 2GB RAM, and a 3100mAh battery.

The Huawei ShotX also boasts of 4G/LTE connectivity and a fingerprint scanner. These two are rapidly becoming standard features in smartphones so expect them on the new Huawei phone. Out of the box, the phone will run Huawei's EMUI 3.1 and Android 5.1.1 already. Those who live in Germany can choose from among these three color variants: Polar White, Isle Blue, and Coastal Gold.

Huawei ShotX is already up for pre-order. Price tag reads $397 (349 euros) which makes it a mid to upper class range smartphone. Shipping will start in about a couple of weeks.

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Time’s running out on those iPhone 6s introductory offers

When they first came out last month, the iPhone 6s or iPhone 6s Plus were discounted by most major carriers in a price war to lure in new customers. But that price war seems to be coming to an end.

Over the weekend, T-Mobile ended its introductory offer that allowed customers to get a new iPhone for about $125 cheaper. Though T-Mobile’s Jump on Demand 18-month installment plan, leasing a 16GB iPhone 6s was $20 a month, while the 16GB iPhone 6s Plus went for $24 a month, without either a down payment or a smartphone trade-in. But that offer has now gone bye-bye.

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Snapchat ferme déjà snapchannel

Snapchat ferme déjà snapchannel
Lancée en début d'année, Snapchannel a finalement été arrêtée. Snapchat jugeant l'opération peu rentable.

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© Rédigé par, Vincent Spartien pour le mar, 13 oct 2015 à 21h54

Mise à jour d’Office 2011 et 2016 pour OS X

Microsoft distribue ce soir une grosse mise à jour de sa suite Office 2011 et 2016 pour OS X.Pour en profiter, il faut déjà télécharger la nouvelle version de l'installeur (3.2.0) qui vous permettra de passer sous Office 2011 14.5.7 ou Office 2016 15.15.0.Au menu, Redmond promet des correctifs de sécurité, mais également un grand nombre d'améliorat...

IDG Contributor Network: Review: 2016 Ford Escape with Sync 3 a major leap forward

I always take note of new advancements with car companies. In some ways, the strict safety standards and semi-annual refresh schedule for new cars makes it difficult to add something totally new. 

Recently, I was able to test the new 2016 Ford Escape with Sync 3, a much improved touchscreen, voice control, and driver interaction system. It’s a big leap forward and a good reason to consider this small, compact SUV that’s a blast to drive.

One of the biggest changes has to do with the responsive, capacitive touchscreen. I tend to overtest in cars, and I put this one through the ringer. I swiped through my contacts list (synced to my iPhone 6 over USB) and the screen never paused or jerked. I drove to an urban area and tried out the nav screen, which now supports pinch to zoom. I flicked around trying to find a specific intersection and found my destination easily enough. In many ways, this one advancement -- making the screen more responsive -- is a smart safety feature. When the screen doesn't quite work, it becomes distracting and even dangerous. All of the climate controls, radio settings, and even the options for configuring the text messaging feature worked flawlessly. (The car can read your incoming texts, which is another way to minimize distractions).

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Playboy ne publiera plus de photos de femmes nues (à cause d’internet)

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Microsoft outs new DT-904 wireless charger

Though it doesn't appear to be available for sale just yet, Microsoft has detailed a new wireless Qi charging pad on its website. The new Microsoft Wireless Charger carries the DT-904 designation, and it represents a very slight update to Nokia's DT-903 charging pad.

Law firm warns of Oracle’s licensing ‘traps’

Oracle's aggressive licensing practices have gained it considerable notoriety over the years, and on Tuesday, a Texas law firm specializing in technology issued a warning urging enterprises to beware.

"Oracle software licensing is full of traps," wrote Christopher Barnett, an associate with Scott & Scott LLP, in a blog post. "Businesses need to understand the risks associated with those traps and to proceed with caution."

Of particular note is Oracle's License Management Services compliance arm, whose zeal for audits and "undeserved windfalls" is "nearly legendary," Barnett said.

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All Surface Books now out-of-stock from the Microsoft Store for preorders

File this under a good problem to have but it looks like Microsoft has temporarily stopped pre-orders for all Surface Book models. Over the last few days, the Core i7 variants began to shift from pre-order to 'Email me when available' and now it is all variants of the new two-in-one device.

It is telling that the most expensive version – the top of the line Core i7 with 512 GB of storage and 16 GB of RAM – was the very first to go unavailable starting a few days ago.

The Witcher 3’s first expansion ‘Hearts of Stone’ is available now for Xbox One and PC

CD Projekt RED's critically acclaimed RPG The Witcher 3 just received its first DLC expansion, available right now for Xbox One and PC.

'Hearts of Stone' adds around 10 hours of gameplay to The Witcher 3, taking place in the areas currently available in the base game.

Android Wear-powered ELE Watch sighted on Chinese online store

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Elephone is venturing into the smartwatch arena. Less than a month ago, some images of the ELE Watch were leaked. Not much information were presented to us but the wearable looks stylish and could very well rival the round smartwatches recently introduced in the market.

No official launch or announcement has been made yet but a product page was recently published by GearBest. The Chinese online retailer has listed a new smartwatch with an 'Arrival Notice' note. It's one attention-grabber because of the $115 price tag which is the lowest we know so far among the round wearables we've featured. We all know how smartwatches can be pricey today so a model that affordable has a potential to become a bestseller.

A list of specs was even provided on the page. There’s a mention of ELEPHONE as the brand. Specs include a built-in MTK2601 chip from Mediatek, 4GB built-in storage, 512MB RAM, 1.5-inch TFT screen with 320 x 320 pixel resolution, Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity, and a 400 mAh battery. Case and watch band are made of metal.

Smartwatch is compatible with Android Wear OS. Just like most watches today, the ELE Watch is dust- and waterproof as indicated by its IP67 rating. Wearable device can last up to 80 hours on a single charge which is about up to three full days.

The ELE Watch also allows Bluetooth calling so you can accept incoming calls right from your wrist. It features a heart rate monitor and remote control for music playback. So far, it looks like and functions like any other smartwatch we’ve seen and tried. The metal band can be swapped with other wrist band materials but we don’t know the exact band size yet.

The 512MB RAM and 4GB built-in storage is standard in current smartwatches. Languages available include English, German, Thai, Malay, Italian, Vietnamese, Indonesian, Arabic, Spanish, Simplified and Traditional Chinese, Portuguese, and Turkish.

The ELE Watch may not have the more advanced specs and features but for its price, this Android watch is good enough for those who just want the basic smartwatch functions like notifications, Bluetooth calling, and heart rate tracking. This reminds us of the newest Asus ZenWatch that is priced at $150—another smartwatch that can become a bestseller and ready to rival the more expensive models like Moto 360, LG Watch Urbane, and Huawei Watch.

We’ll wait for ELEPHONE to make the official announcement. We have our eyes on this one.

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