iOS 12.1 will teach iPhone XS and XS Max to make a normal selfie

iOS 12.1 научит iPhone XS и XS Max делать нормальные селфи

The representative of Apple told journalists from The Verge that the problem with smoothing face when creating pictures on front camera iPhone XS and XS Max will be solved with update to iOS 12.1.

It is reported that the root of the problem was the Smart HDR, which incorrectly chose the base frame for processing. Sometimes the algorithm gave preference to the frame with a long exposure, which obtained the photo lost detail and the result was a smoothing effect.

Recall that the front camera iPhone XS and XS Max 7 MP with an aperture of f/2.2 has optical stabilization.

At the moment iOS is 12.1 open testing.


Google Pixel 3 restricts fast charging third-party wireless stations

Google Pixel 3 ограничивает быструю зарядку сторонних беспроводных станций

Google Pixel 3 and 3 XL supports fast wireless charging of 10 watts provided by a proprietary station Pixel Stand. As it turned out, courts other manufacturers to artificially limit power to 5 watts.

Google representatives said that the restriction is created for safety. At the same time, the company launched the certification process Made for Google, which is partly aimed at expanding the list of charging stations with the ability to quickly replenish the energy of the Pixel 3 wirelessly.

Now we know of one manufacturer that has partnered with Google — Belkin. Online brand a Boost Up station with 10 watts for Pixel, but while the device is not available for purchase.

Station wireless charging Pixel Google Stand not only works with the Pixel 3 at full speed, but activates a special mode of Google Assistant with quick access to main commands and weather.


OnePlus 6T valued predecessors

OnePlus 6T оценён дороже предшественников

The German online shop Otto before the time published a page with a smartphone, OnePlus 6T. It will be officially presented on October 29.

Features OnePlus 6T:

  • Dimensions: 157,5×74,8×8.2 mm, 185 g
  • Display: 6,4″, 2340×1080, AMOLED, Gorilla Glass
  • Processor: OCTA core Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, 2.8 GHz, Adreno 630
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM, 128 GB constant, microSD slot
  • Camera: 16+20 MP (main double), 16 MP (front)
  • Battery: 3700 mAh
  • OS: Android 8.1 Oreo
  • Connection: USB 3.1 Type-C, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, NFC, Dual SIM

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On the website there was only a version with 128 GB of storage in the colors Midnight Black and Black. For it provided the cost 579 euros (~43 500 rubles) — 10 € more than OnePlus 6 at the start of sales. Now the page on Otto removed, but remained in the archive service Wayback Machine.

Strange looks using Android 8.1 Oreo: maybe OnePlus will release an update to Pie in the near future. First for smartphones the brand used the USB version 3.1, but the battery capacity up to 400 mAh OnePlus 6.

It is known that the flagship will be cut in the screen in the form of drops, a fingerprint sensor under the display and a new interface shell OxygenOS.


New HP Spectre x360 will last up to 22 hours of battery

Новый HP Spectre x360 проработает до 22 часов от аккумулятора

HP has updated the laptops 2-in-1 Spectre x360. New items acquired by Intel eighth generation, «angular» futuristic design «for the longest term battery life».

The latter refers to the 13-inch model: the version with FullHD-screen, according to HP, will last up to 22.5 hours without replenishment from the outside, with 4K display the battery is used up more quickly. Laptop weighing 1.3 kg and a thickness of 14.5 mm accommodates a Quad-core chip, Intel i5-or i7 8265U-8565U, up to 16 GB of RAM and up to 512 GB SSD NVMe M. 2. There is a version with LTE.

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Новый HP Spectre x360 проработает до 22 часов от аккумулятора3

15-inch laptop with weight of 2.17 kg and a thickness of 19.35 mm accommodates a Quad-core Intel processors with NVIDIA GeForce graphics MX150 or six-core graphics GeForce GTX-1050Ti also up to 16 GB of RAM and 512 GB of memory. Cooling are two of the amplified fan and three heat pipes.

Spectre x360 is designed for professional users, because it contains a button to physically disable the webcam, I installed new BIOS with enhanced security. Instead of a password to logon can use the fingerprint scanner and IR camera. Display feature Sure View, which does not allow to peep over his shoulder the progress of work on the laptop. In one of the slanted corners embedded USB Type-C, which is suitable for charging notebook.

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Новый HP Spectre x360 проработает до 22 часов от аккумулятора5

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Новый HP Spectre x360 проработает до 22 часов от аккумулятора7

HP Spectre x360 13 and 15 will appear in U.S. stores in November: the cost of the Junior model starts at $ 1149 (~75 300 rubles), the eldest — 1389 $ (~91 100).


Messenger 4: simplified design and a custom gradient

Messenger 4: упрощённый дизайн и настраиваемый градиент

Facebook introduced the fourth version of the mobile Messenger app with a new design, presented at the conference F8 in may of this year.

Messenger 4 received simplified design, which is the number of tabs has been reduced from nine to three. Now the lower part of the screen is occupied by three kinky: «Posts», «People» and «Explore».

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Messages, see all chats and groups, the ‘People’ tab shows friends along with their status and stories, while «Explore» is reserved for games, news and relevant offers from different brands.

Along with a simplified design Messenger 4 adds a custom gradient to the messages. Dark theme promises to appear.

In the next few weeks, Messenger 4 will arrive for all users of the app for iOS and Android.



Push notifications keep track of users who deleted the app

Push-уведомления отслеживают пользователей, удаливших приложение

According to the Bloomberg report, unscrupulous developers of mobile applications for iOS and Android using Push notifications to keep track of users who deleted their app. Then these users is sent to the remote program to get them back.

For similar frauds use Silent Push notifications, which does not pass the user’s device. With their help the developer can, through certain time intervals to send to the device user’s various requests, for example, to exchange any information when the app is running in the background.

In the case of tracking users who deleted the app, simply send the device a request, the answer to which will signal that the program is still installed. If a response is not received, the advertising ID of the device starts broadcasting promotional messages about the remote app.

Trackers uninstall the app, according to Bloomberg, offer analytical companies like Adjust, AppsFlyer, MoEngage, Localytics and CleverTap. Among their clients: T-Mobile US, Technology Spotify and Yelp.



Ming-Chi Kuo: Apple to release iPad mini and AirPower 5

Мин-Чи Куо: Apple выпустит AirPower и iPad mini 5

Well-known analyst Ming-Chi Kuo (Ming-Chi Kuo) presented his expectations from the second this autumn Apple presentation. It will be held on October 30 in new York.

At the event, according to Kuo, Apple will reveal two iPad Pro with USB Type-C and improved displays, updated Apple Pencil to work with tablets and at least three Mac: «budget» MacBook, Mac mini and iMac. The last two, due to the update processor.

The Corporation also works on the iPad mini 5 with better CPU and more «budget» panel. Kuo doesn’t know the release date of the tablet: you may present later this or early next year.

The analyst believes that Apple will manage to solve engineering problems in the development station of the wireless charging AirPower and she was released at the end of the fourth quarter of 2018 or the beginning of the first quarter of 2019. The company promised to release the device before the end of this year, but has removed all mention of the website in September.


Four models of Mac «lit up» in the Eurasian registry notifications

Четыре модели Mac «засветились» в евразийском реестре нотификаций

In the Unified register of notifications of the characteristics of cryptographic devices and goods of the Eurasian economic Commission found two new records that register «personal computers» Apple.

Just listed 14 models devices on macOS 10.14 Mojave, and three of them A1993, and A2115 A2116 — unknown. Rather, they are the Mac mini and iMac. If the candy bar will probably cost update processors, the Mac mini has not received updates for four years.

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According to the analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the presentation October 30, will show also the Apple cheap MacBook, which will replace the MacBook Air lineup and hiding in notification number A1932. iPad Pro to 10.5 and 12.9 much will change externally and functionally disappear the Home button and Lightning, but there will be camera TrueDepth and connector USB Type-C.

The unified register of notifications


Yandex and Sberbank officially launched online Mall «Take»

«Яндекс» и «Сбербанк» официально запустили онлайн-гипермаркет «Беру»

«Yandex» and «Sberbank» has launched a full-fledged marketplace «Take» on the basis of «Yandex.Market». To this area five months working in test mode.

At the start of the service offered 25 thousand products, now the directory is increased to 100 thousand items in 600 categories. During the testing platform has made about 180 thousand orders.

Our goal is to make the «Take» area where a person can buy from different sellers all they need with a single part number. In the future we plan to add new categories, expand the range and do a «Take» even more convenient for our customers, Maxim Grishakov, the General Director «Yandex.Market»

Simultaneously with the official launch of the «Take» was there a bonus system. Points are issued for purchases that you can pay for goods almost completely in the ratio of 1 point = 1 ruble. Over time, the bonuses are burned.

«Take» does not sell its own products, and offers a platform for partners-sellers. The service earns a Commission from each order. For several years, the range will increase to a million items, promised in may, representatives of the marketplace.


MediaTek has released a minor update Helio P60

MediaTek выпустила минорное обновление Helio P60

MediaTek has introduced a single-chip mobile system P70 Helio. The characteristics of it is almost indistinguishable from Helio P60 submitted this year, but the manufacturer promises improvements related to AI operations and the operation of the games.

Four cores ARM Cortex-A73 operate at frequencies up to 2.1 GHz and another four Cortex-A53 at 2GHz. Responsible for the graphics accelerator Mali-G72 MP3 (up to 900 MHz). Coprocessor NeuroPilot compatible with popular APIs and SDKs for working with neural networks — TensorFlow, Caffe and TF Lite.

The chip supports up to one 32 MP camera or up to two configuration 24+16 MP, several methods of noise reduction, HDR, and phase autofocus. There is an improved detection algorithm of face with an accuracy of up to 90 percent. The WorldMode modem works with LTE Cat.7 up to 300 Mbps and dual SIM.

MediaTek expects the new product will be used in smartphones in the medium price range. In commercial devices Helio P70 will appear in November.