This week took place the official presentation of the range smartphone Huawei P30, intensified the developers of S. T. A. L. K. E. R. 2, Roskomnadzor and, of course, there were no announcements from Apple.
New services Apple and the abandonment of AirPower
March 25 at theatre of a name of Steve Jobsthe Apple held a presentation of new services.
This fall, Apple TV+ will offer users exclusive movies, series and documentary programs from famous professionals of cinema and television, like Steven Spielberg, Jennifer aniston, J. J. Abrams, Jason Momoa and many others.
Original video service will be available to the user the updated app Apple TV, iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Mac, smart TVs and streaming devices for viewing. Its release is scheduled for may of this year.
Also this fall, Apple will launch the Apple Arcade — attempt to attract mobile players to a unique paid games that are currently difficult to compete with shareware projects.
Paying for a subscription, iOS, macOS and tvOS will receive unlimited access to over 100 games without ads and in-app purchases. The game is available offline, and the game progress is synced between all devices within the same account.
In the United States and Canada has already launched the Apple News+ offers access by subscription to magazines and Newspapers. The idea is that for a single charge to provide readers with access to more than 300 publications. In Apple News is still available free materials.
In addition to the new services to access the content via subscription Apple introduced the Apple Card — virtual or physical map in titanium for purchases by Bank transfer. The service is created in cooperation with the Bank Goldman Sachs, MasterCard and requires no maintenance.
Virtual card with a detailed analysis of expenditure is available in the Apple Wallet app on the iPhone. It offers cashback of 2% for every purchase and 3% for purchases in the Apple Store or App Store.
Apple physical Card stands out for a minimalist design with no identifying information on the case, as the card number, expiration date and CVV. For purchases made with its help, the user will receive cashback in 1%.
And a little sad news. Senior Vice President of Apple’s hardware Dan Riccio announced the termination of development of a station for wireless charging AirPower, which was announced in 2017.
According to the statement Riccio, the project failed to meet the high standards of the company, which it had to close. The station was to simultaneously charge up to three devices: the iPhone, the Apple Watch and the AirPods with your updated case for wireless charging.
The first batch of Redmi Note sold out 7 less than half an hour
On 28 March, the online platform Tmall started Russian sales of the smartphone Redmi Note 7 for the special price of 10 990 rubles for the version on the 3/32 GB. The first batch of devices to 15 200 units were sold out in 27 minutes. The next delivery is expected on April 4.
For the price of 13 990 rubles Redmi Note 7 features a 6.3-inch display with FullHD resolution+ and «bow drop», Snapdragon 660, dual main camera on the 48+5 MP, port, Type-C and the battery capacity of 4000 mAh.
Roskomnadzor has not yet finished with Telegram
«Vedomosti» with reference to Federal officials and a few other anonymous sources reported that Roskomnadzor has selected a contractor to lock Telegram messenger technology DPI.
The Agency intends to use the development of the company «the RDP.RU», which showed one hundred percent effective blocking of Telegram in the laboratory. To use the operators it is necessary to install special equipment.
DPI technology involves checking and filtering of network packets by their content. From April 2018 Roskomnadzor is attempting to deny access to Telegram block of IP addresses, causing suffering to innocent resources and services. Meanwhile, the messenger continues to work.
Line Huawei P30: back best camera?
Chinese company Huawei has presented in Paris the lineup P30. Traditionally, it includes three devices: P30, P30 and P30 Pro Lite.
P30 and P30 Pro got OLED displays 6.1 and 6.47 inches with a resolution of 2340×1080 and aspect ratio of 19.5:9, the processor Kirin 980, slots for NanoSD, Type-C, NFC, and the «highlight» — triple modules main cameras 40+20+8 MP (f/1,6+f/2,2+f/3,4), as well as the front camera 32 MP.
In this model P30 Pro distinguished by the presence of a 3.5 mm audio Jack, 8 GB of RAM vs 6 GB from the usual P30, increased battery capacity (4200 mAh vs 3650 mAh), double optical stabilization, 5x optical zoom and additional ToF-sensor main camera for the correct blur background in portrait mode.
We have already tested the camera P30 Pro in Paris and shared the received images in a separate article.
A more modest model P30 Lite comes with 6,15-inch IPS display, a Kirin processor 710, 4 GB RAM, 64/128 GB ROM, primary camera triple 24+8+2 MP and front-end module 32 MP. The battery capacity is 3340 mAh, and have NFC, Type-C and a 3.5 mm audio Jack.
The official price tag of P30 Lite yet. But on the P30 and P30 Pro the prices are as follows:
• Huawei P30 — 49 990 rubles (+Watch GT as a gift)
• Huawei P30 Pro — 69 990 rubles (+ Watch GT as a gift)
Full line P30 will be available for pre-order 3 APR at 00:00 GMT.
Russian photographer reached the final of the Sony World Photography Awards 2019
This week was announced the list of finalists professional photo contest Sony World Photography Awards, 2019 in 10 categories: «Architecture», «Open», «Creative», «Landscape», «Nature and wildlife», «Portrait», «still life», «Sports», «Short», «Documentary photography».
In the shortlist for the category «Discovery» were a series of photographs «the Two parallel — 10» by Russian photographer Kariny Bikbulatova living in Italy.
The finalists are fighting for the victory in its category and the title «photographer of the year in the Professional competition», the winner of which will be announced April 17 at the award ceremony in London.
The composition prizes include: the prize for winning the Professional competition in the amount of 25 thousand dollars, the latest Sony camera equipment, a trip to the awards ceremony in London, as well as the publication of works in the book of winners of the competition in 2019.
Works of finalists and winners will be taken to the exhibition Sony World Photography Awards, which will be held in London from 18 April to 6 may, after which they will go on a world tour.
S. T. A. L. K. E. R. 2 still in development
Ukrainian Studio GSC Game World has updated the official website dedicated to post-apocalyptic shooter S. T. A. L. K. E. R. 2. On the game page there is a new art and music that’s available for download. However, the developers have added links to the previous parts of the series.
The original «S. T. A. L. K. E. R.: Shadow of Chernobyl», was released in 2007. It was a shooter with a first person, action which takes place in the exclusion zone, resulting from the Chernobyl disaster. The game got a prequel in the face of «S. T. A. L. K. E. R.: clear sky» and the sequel to the original game «S. T. A. L. K. E. R.: Call of Pripyat».
Talk about S. T. A. L. K. E. R. 2 began in 2009, and a year later was the announcement of games for PC and consoles Xbox 360, PlayStation 3. The release was scheduled for 2012, however, instead of leaving the game he remembered «freezing» of the project.
In may last year, CEO of GSC Game World Sergei Grigorovich announced the resumption of work on S. T. A. L. K. E. R. 2 and presented the official website with the poster, hinting at a release in 2021. The same poster recently published official account of the game on Twitter.
You might have missed
Last week we:
- Met with 2 AirPods and Huawei P30, P30 Pro (video attached)
- Showed what was happening on the «blank» broadcast Apple from theatre of a name of Steve jobs the day before the presentation;
- Gathered for you all the videos from the spring presentation, Apple;
- Suggested, is it worth buying now Mate Mate 20 20 or Pro;
- Compare specifications Samsung P30 and P30 Pro with last year’s flagships P20 and P20 Pro;
- Told the story of the brand Sony
In addition, we hold a drawing of two smartphones BQ! Details and conditions see here.