Engineers are faced with overheating and disruption of AirPower

Инженеры столкнулись с перегревом и помехами в работе AirPower

Insider Sonny Dickson (Sonny Dickson) has released a report which explained the delay in the release station of the wireless charging Apple AirPower and the recent removal of all the device information from the company website.

Apple engineers found several problems in the design of AirPower. Including significant overheating of the pad, which leads to performance degradation and errors in the chip with a stripped-down version of iOS, which controls the process.

The software responsible for the device connection also works properly. One of the «chips» AirPower is the ability to view the status of charge all rechargeable devices with the iPhone. With this, it difficulties arose.

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A function to simultaneously charge up to three devices — another advertised feature of AirPower. Dixon says about 21-24 coils power supply, is positioned inside the charging station Apple, which allow the user to place iPhone, watch and AirPods anywhere on the court. But dense coils causing interference between them, reducing the efficiency of charging and the allocation of the excess heat.

Dixon really knows what happened to project AirPower. Apple could start developing from scratch, to cancel or delay the release of the product. His sources report that the company may even use the concept and trademark to a new product that has little to do with what was presented in September 2017.


The modem in the iPhone XS is created on x86

Модем в iPhone XS создан на архитектуре x86

Tom Holwerd (Thom Holwerda) published an article that describes a study of the work of the modem to control wireless communications in the iPhone XS. As it turned out, the chip is using the Intel architecture x86 instead of ARM.

This year, Apple switched to Intel modems because of disagreements with Qualcomm, which supplied the Hexagon DSP of the iPhone. Other Apple smart phones also used the Intel products. However, if the earlier firmware modems Intel for iPhone contain the code for ARM architecture, the new smartphones, as it was found out That due to the disassembly procedure, you use the software for x86.

Interestingly, before the release of the first iPhone in 2007, Apple offered Intel to develop a mobile chip for the new smartphone. However, the manufacturer of the processors felt that Apple will not be able to sell as many iPhone, so development costs were justified. In the end, the iPhone 2G came out with a chip from Samsung, and later the company switched to their own decisions.


Amazfit Health Band 1S will protect the heart via AI

Amazfit Health Band 1S защитит сердце с помощью ИИ

With your smart watch, Verge line of wearable devices from Amazfit Huami — the sub-brand of Xiaomi, were added to the fitness tracker, Health Band 1S.

The device is an improved version of smart bracelet Health Amazfit Band, released in April last year. Change is in the continuous measurement of heart rate and alert the user about the negative changes in the heart, which are detected by artificial intelligence.

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The rest is still the same smart bracelet with a 0.42-inch OLED display and protection from Pali and moisture according to IP67 standard. In addition to the heart rate measuring device can carry out ECG, track sleep and physical activity. The battery capacity of 95 mAh provides up to 7 days of battery life.

Amazfit Health Band 1S already sold in China at a price of 699 yuan (about 6 900 rubles).


Blackmagic introduced a free open-RAW-codec

An Australian manufacturer of video equipment Blackmagic presents open codec for professional recording format RAW Blackmagic RAW. It will be distributed free through SDK for Windows, macOS and Linux.

The main component of the new codec is an improved algorithm of debianization: the process is partially transferred from the camera to reduce data processing time and more efficient compression.

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Blackmagic RAW offers two ways of encoding: constant bitrate, for predictable video size, or constant quality. The last option involves the codecs Blackmagic RAW RAW Q0 and Q5 with minimal and moderate quantization, respectively.

Metadata codec Blackmagic includes RAW file .sidecar support and fully editable information in JSON format, which can be used instead of integrated metadata without loss.

Blackmagic has already started testing a new codec in the beta FOR 6.0 Beta Camera for camera URSA Mini Pro. Also Blackmagic RAW are available in the system of color correction DaVinci Resolve 15.1.



How to update your iPhone, iPad or iPod to iOS 12

Как обновить iPhone, iPad и iPod до iOS 12

iOS updated up to the twelfth version on September 17th. Understood, what Apple devices are compatible with the update and how to install it.

The list of devices that will receive the freshest version of the operating system has not changed since the release of iOS 11. It includes iPhone 5S and later, iPad mini 2 and later and iPod Touch 6th. A total of 26 devices:

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Creating a backup copy of

If you are installing iOS 12 something goes wrong, there is a possibility of data loss. Therefore, before update to backup the device. Via iCloud it is done in the following way:

  • Go to «Settings» of your smartphone or tablet
  • Tap on his name and select iCloud
  • Activate the checkbox «Backup in iCloud»
  • Click «Create backup» and disconnect from Wi-Fi during the process.

Update via OTA

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If the device is connected to Wi-Fi, it is possible to update it without a computer. For this you need to check availability update in menu «Settings > General > software Update». Further, the device will prompt you to download and install iOS 12 — nothing from the user is not required.

Update via iTunes

To not overload the servers, Apple distributes updates at a time. However, there is a way to speed up getting updated, if there is a computer with installed iTunes.

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To start is to check whether you have the latest version of iTunes installed on Mac or Windows. After connecting and definitions iPhone, iPad or iPod in the menu Browse will be available the item «Refresh». Click «Download and update» to install.

12 iOS brings improved performance, Siri Shortcuts, functions of artificial intelligence to «Photos» and the updates of standard applications. In addition to iOS 12, 17 September from 5 watchOS. macOS Mojave will be available on September 24.


J6+ and J4+ will receive a unique piece for the entire range of Galaxy

J6+ и J4+ получат уникальную фишку для вcего модельного ряда Galaxy

The official account of the Indian unit Samsung Twitter announced two new smartphones: Galaxy J6+ and J4+.

Internet page on both devices, promises edge-to-edge display, dual-core camera modules and fingerprint scanners, on the right edge.

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It is assumed that called the Galaxy J6+ J6 Prime hides, specifications and photos which have surfaced online. According to leaks, the smartphone will get a 6-inch display with a resolution of 1480×720 pixels, 4-core processor with a clock frequency of 1.4 GHz, 3/4 GB of RAM, 32/64 GB ROM with support for memory cards microSD.

Resolution main camera Galaxy dual J6+ will be 13+5 MP, and battery capacity — 3300 mAh. The smartphone is expected to be a microUSB port for charging and a 3.5 mm audio Jack.


Amazon plans to integrate assistant Alexa in the microwave

Amazon планирует встроить помощник Alexa в микроволновки

Report CNBC reports that Amazon plans to release devices with a voice assistant, Alexa. This year the Corporation plans to show eight devices controlled by the digital assistant.

These include kitchen appliances like microwaves and ovens and audio equipment (subwoofers, amps, receivers) and car gadget. Each of them will be able to easily connect with voice assistant from the Amazon.

The release device is associated with the Amazon plans to introduce a private assistant in those places with which people interact most of the time in the house and car.

Amazon Alexa — one of the most popular digital assistants in the world, which occupies a third of the total market of smart-speakers.


Twitter returned the chronological display of posts in the feed

Twitter вернул хронологическое отображение постов в ленте

In a series of tweets from the official account of the support of the social network shared their plans for the return chronological display of publications in the ribbon.

In the foreseeable future, Twitter will provide users with a «switch» for fast switching between two display modes: algorithmic and chronological. In the first case, the beginning of the tape, the user sees posts picked up by the system, and the second publications are in reverse chronological order from newest to oldest.

Before the official release of new options Twitter has made changes to the existing configuration of the content display called «first, Show best tweets». Now its deactivation returns the tape chronological display of publications only from the accounts that the user reads.


Withings has released a smart watch under its own brand

Withings выпустила умные часы под своим брендом

Two years ago, the Finnish Nokia brand was bought by the French Withings, but because of a misunderstanding of the development of the company, in may this year, the startup sold back to its founder. Today Withings has returned to the market of smart devices with the new logo and hours for the sport.

Steel HR Sport equipped with GPS, a heartbeat sensor and oxygen consumption. One charge is enough for 25 days of work. The housing is protected from immersion in water to a depth of 50 meters.

Watches track walking, running, Cycling and training. The app for Android and iOS you can view your routes. App notifications and information about health is shown on the built-in digital display.

Colors analog dial two — black and white. The straps are leather and silicone. Diameter of 39.5 mm (1.6 inches), thickness 13 mm, weight 49 grams (without the bracelet).

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App Withings Health Mate

Sales will begin on 18 September, the cost of Steel HR Sport 199,95 Euro (~15 900 rubles).


Sony WF-SP700N sports wireless headphone noise cancelling

Sony WF-SP700N — спортивные беспроводные наушники с шумоподавлением

With a full-size flagship headphones noise cancelling Sony is clear — they are great, at the end of August has already reached the third generation. But what about those for whom a large headset causes discomfort?

In 2017, the presented WF-1000X, but their shape and dimensions will not allow to be engaged in sports hall or on the air. 2018 at CES in Las Vegas, the Japanese company presented the earphone WF-SP700N — compact, well stay in the ear and also know how to suppress the extra noise.

We stayed with them for two weeks, used daily and ready to talk about the strengths and weaknesses of the device.

Appearance and ergonomics

At a cost of WF-SP700N comparable to the AirPods, but the positioning of them is different. Sony headphones aimed at people who lead an active lifestyle and could not imagine their life without sport. That is why the body is protected from splashes or sweat to the IPX4 standard.

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The selection of the shape of the plugs with a special pad that moves with you and will not allow to fall out headphones with active exercises. Included are nozzles in various sizes and colors inner stroke (probably to avoid confusion). Headphones sit really comfortably, snugly, do not cause discomfort. Though for those who will see them for the first time, it will be difficult to understand how this can be put in the ears. Everything comes with experience.

Touch no, instead on each earpiece placed keys. The solution is extremely inconvenient, since with each button you just pressed the earpiece into your ear.

The weight of each earphone approximately 7.5 grams. Case for charging another 45 grams, size is 61.3 x 58.7 per×38 mm. For comparison, the weight of the earphone AirPods 4 grams, case 38 grams, dimensions 44,3×21,3×53.5 mm. case Recharges via microUSB.

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Color solutions four headphones: black, white, yellow, pink.


As big headphones Sony, WF-SP700N have several modes of operation — active noise cancellation, Ambient Sound and without. Switching occurs by pressing the button on the right ear. A few taps on the left will use the fast mode sound settings (Sound Settings Quick).

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For those who first acquainted with the range of Sony headsets, I will explain on the part of the regimes. Plugs have passive noise reduction, but if you add active, then you literally cease to hear any noises and noises taking place around you. Of course, this applies only if you have enabled music for at least 30 percent of the volume. Without music there is sound, albeit much lower.

Ambient Sound or ambient sound, uses microphone and you either hear the music and everything, or just the music and voices around. To configure this, like equalizer, you can brand your Sony | Headphones Connect.

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The application interface
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Headset supports voice assistant Google it also, by pressing on the left headphone. It is impossible to reconfigure.

The Hands-free function only supports a single headset that destroys the root of the meaning of a stereo headset and does not enjoy the conversation. Audibility is bad both for you and for the hearer. For phone calls it is better not to use.

Frequency response 20 to 20,000 Hz. Bluetooth 4.1, NFC for instant connection with a smartphone.

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On a single charge the headset can work up to three hours, with the case to nine hours, provided always-on noise reduction. Without it, up to 35 hours.


Headphones WF-SP700N sit perfectly in my ears, more reliable wireless competitors. The cover case opens either to the right or to the left, what will alert sticker (can be removed). Because of the strange shape, quickly remove the headset in case it does not, you need to be accustomed. Inside the headphones are tight, on the power status will report the indicator turns red.

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The sound quality was tested on the train, in a busy city and shopping centers on the Galaxy S8+ 6 and OnePlus. In all cases, was not noticed the interruption, that’s a plus. But on the other hand, delayed broadcast, whether audio or video.

Pressed play — the music starts in a second and watch the video at all, the gap of voice of the picture terribly annoying. Maybe that’s asking too much, because headphones are made for sports, and when you while running, watched the match of your favorite team? And in a perfect world, most likely, have to be headphones for each case: one for watching TV shows, others for sports, others for music.

The results

WF-SP700N liked the look, the presence of noise reduction, quality connection for sound. The disadvantages include the hands-free mode, buttons to control (when it is time to introduce touch), the lag of the sound from the picture and low battery mode the noise canceling.

Buying earbuds for 12 990 rubles, even for sport, it is expected that they will not give a market leader in anything, and in fact you are upset by mistakes.

However, as the user MDR-1000X, I think this model is great for travel when you need silence, and to carry a large headphones is not desirable. And the gyms they are perfect, especially for those where the spinning one and the same drive to 2000s.

But wait for CES 2019, maybe Sony will present something really compact noise cancelling and not for sport, but for daily Affairs.

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P. S. In the framework of 2018 IFA in Berlin Sony unveiled yet another headphones for athletes — WF-SP900. They have no threshold, but there is protection from salt water and internal memory of 4 GB. Inserted in his ears and swam to consider the corals in the Red sea. And they added touch controls.