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Two Sony Xperia Flagships Expected This Year

Adnan Farooqui May 24, 2017


A new report claims to offer some insight into Sony’s smartphone plans for 2017. The company has been finding it hard to sell its products against strong competitors from the likes of Samsung and Apple but it’s not exiting the smartphone market just yet. The report claims that Sony is going to abandon its Premium Standard phones and focus on the high-end market segment only. It’s expected that the company will launch two flagship Xperia smartphones in 2017.

Folks at Xperia Blog report that Sony confirmed this roadmap for 2017 at an investor conference in Tokyo recently. It revealed to attendees that it’s going to release two new flagship smartphones in the second half of its fiscal year 2017 which began on April 1st.

Since these smartphones will be targeting the high-end segment, they will be in the same category as the Xperia XZ Premium and XZs. The company didn’t provide any further details about its upcoming flagship smartphones so it’s not known at this point in time what sort of specifications and features they’re going to offer.

It’s likely that Sony is going to unveil these two new flagship smartphones at the IFA 2017 trade show in Berlin this September. The company has previously used the IFA stage to launch new flagship smartphones so it’s possible that history might repeat itself in 2017.

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T-Mobile Will Pay Off Your Google Pixel If You Switch From Verizon

Adnan Farooqui May 24, 2017

T-Mobile has a habit of trying to steal its competitor’s customers by launching promotions that entice them to switch to Magenta. The latest is aimed at Verizon customers, particularly those who own a Google Pixel or Pixel XL. That’s because Verizon is the exclusive carrier partner for the Pixel and Pixel XL in the United States. T-Mobile has said that it’s going to cover the cost of the device for all Verizon customers who switch to its network.

While T-Mobile is marketing this offer to Google Pixel and Pixel XL owners on Verizon, several iPhone models are eligible as well actually. T-Mobile is promising to pay off the customers’ Pixel bills on Verizon, regardless of how much balance they still owe Big Red.

Starting May 31st, Verizon customers can switch to T-Mobile and get their Pixel or Pixel XL paid off in full by Magenta. They will be activated on T-Mobile One with device protection. Customers who switch will then be free to keep their phone and their number. They just port their number to T-Mobile, insert a new SIM into the handset, and they’re good to go.

The outstanding payment will be sent to customers with a digital prepaid MasterCard, typically within 15 days, claims T-Mobile. So they will receive their money to pay off the device on Verizon even before their carrier bill is due.

As always, don’t forget to read the fine print on T-Mobile promotions page.

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OnePlus 5 Processor Confirmed

Adnan Farooqui May 24, 2017


OnePlus has a habit of gradually releasing information about its upcoming devices so as to generate the maximum possible hype for the products before they are ultimately released. Over the past few weeks, the company has confirmed more and more details about the OnePlus 5 and today it has confirmed what sort of processor the upcoming flagship smartphone is going to tout.

OnePlus has confirmed today that the OnePlus 5 is going to be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 processor. It’s not surprising at all since this processor is going to power most of the Android flagship smartphones this year.

The company says that the Snapdragon 835 sets the foundation for smooth, powerful, and efficient performance. The processor also promises enhanced power efficiency which will enable the handset to stretch its battery life even further.

OnePlus has also been working on improving touch latency. The company’s engineers tested by scrolling felt different between phones. They used a special high-speed camera to track screen movements against input speeds.

The result of this testing is that apps will respond quickly to the user’s touch on the OnePlus 5 for a more seamless user experience. Improvements have also been made to the software to make app management better. The apps that users tend to open frequently will be ready to go when the OnePlus 5 is turned on.

Apps used rarely are automatically deprioritized and subsequently, don’t affect the device’s performance. OnePlus is yet to confirm when it’s going to release the OnePlus 5.

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Meridian Audio Explorer2 USB DAC review: An inexpensive path to high-resolution audio

Michael Brown May 24, 2017

Meridian’s Explorer2 portable digital-to-audio converter can play virtually any type of high-resolution audio file, but its most compelling feature is its ability to decode MQA files.

For me, MQA (Master Quality Authenticated) was the best thing to come out of CES 2015. Developed by Meridian Audio, a company with a long track record developing high-resolution audio technology, MQA makes it possible for consumers to hear music that’s not only better than CD quality, but the same quality that the artist heard when they recorded it in the studio. And the artist can attest to that because MQA files include a digital fingerprint that indicates the artist, recording engineer, or producer has verified that what you’re hearing was sourced from the studio master.

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LG V10 Android Nougat Update Released

Adnan Farooqui May 24, 2017


Google released the Android 7.0 Nougat update late last year and it still hasn’t arrived on quite a few compatible handsets. That’s what fragmentation gets you on the Android platform. Nevertheless, LG V10 owners have something to look forward to now with regards to a software update. LG has finally started rolling out the Android 7.0 Nougat update for the LG V10.

The only caveat here is that this update is being rolled out in LG’s home market of South Korea at this point in time. However, since it’s out there, it’s only a matter of time before LG releases it in other markets across the globe.

Those who own carrier-locked versions of the LG V10 will have to wait even more as carriers tend to hold up updates for a few weeks. They do that to make their own little changes, add bloatware, and conduct tests on the firmware before they roll it out to users on their network.

Software version v30d is now being rolled out for the LG V10 in South Korea. The hefty update brings Android 7.0 Nougat and LG UX 5.0+. It’s out now for F600L, F600K, and F600S carrier variants in South Korea and can be downloaded from LG Bridge PC software.

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Official Game Of Thrones Season 7 Trailer Released

Adnan Farooqui May 24, 2017

Game of Thrones fans have been waiting for a very long time and they will be rewarded soon. HBO is going to release Game of Thrones season 7 in July this year. It has previously released teasers online which didn’t really provide a glimpse of what to expect from the new season. The cable giant has released the official Game of Thrones season 7 trailer today, giving fans a preview of what to expect from one of its biggest shows ever.

The new official Game of Thrones season 7 trailer features actual footage from the upcoming season, so it will no doubt excite ardent fans of the series, and there are millions of them across the globe.

The trailer shows that there’s going to plenty of action in the upcoming season, with Cersei Lannister declaring that the Lannisters have “enemies to the East, enemies to the West, enemies to the South, [and] enemies to the North — whatever stands in our way, we will defeat it.”

The previous season left a lot of questions unanswered about the fate of our favorite characters. What will happen to Cersei now that she has cemented her grip on the Iron Throne? What will be Jon Snow’s next move now that his stock as the King in the North is rising? and when Daenerys Targaryen will attack Kings Landing with her army.

All this and more will be revealed in the upcoming season. Game of Thrones season 7 premieres on HBO come July 16th.

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Android Pay Canada Launch Due May 31st

Adnan Farooqui May 24, 2017


Android Pay has gradually been expanded to more markets across the globe over the past few months. Google has also been improving the payments service and adding support for more financial institutions. Despite being available in the United States for quite some time now, the payments service is yet to be launched in Canada. If a new report is to be believed, the Android Pay Canada launch is going to take place later this month.

MobileSyrup has heard from sources that Android Pay is finally going to be launched in Canada on May 31st. However, it’s unclear at this point in time which banks and card providers are going to be supported when the service is finally launched in the country.

Android Pay will be making its debut in Canada quite a bit later than rival Apple Pay. Apple launched its mobile payments service in Canada back in November 2015. Initially, the service only had support for American Express cards before additional cards and Canadian banks were supported in May last year.

The scribe does mention that Android Pay is going to work with “major credit and debit cards in Canada” and users will be able to rely on Android Pay to make payments “anywhere contactless is accepted.”

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Lenovo Moto G5S Plus May Feature Metal Body And Dual Rear Camera

Adnan Farooqui May 24, 2017


A recently leaked roadmap suggests that Lenovo may release as many as nine smartphones this year and the Moto G5S and G5S Plus are on that list. A purported render of the device was leaked yesterday and now more information has emerged about the handset. The report suggests that the Moto G5S Plus may feature a metal unibody and dual rear cameras.

The report claims that the Moto G5S Plus is going to feature a 5.5 inch Full HD IPS LCD display with a 64-bit octacore processor. This is reportedly going to be packaged inside a metal unibody.

Additional features are said to include a fingerprint sensor, a single front facing camera, and a dual rear camera system with dual LED flash. If these details are correct, this is going to be the first Motorola device to feature a dual camera system.

No further information about this device is available at this point in time. It’s claimed that the handset will be available in gold and gray colors. Given that some manufacturers have started to ditch the 3.5mm standard headphone jack, that doesn’t appear to be the case with the Moto G5S Plus.

Lenovo-owned Motorola hasn’t said anything about this device so far and it’s unclear when it’s going to officially announce it.

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How To Family Share On Steam

Amlan Panigrahi May 24, 2017

With Valve‘s Steam You can gift games to your friends on Steam. While it’s an interesting feature, you may also not the feel the urgency to buy games repeatedly for your next of kin. You can save a lot of money by just sharing your games library with them. This is possible, all thanks to the ‘Family Sharing’ feature on Steam.

However, you can’t simultaneously access a particular game with the shared user. Doing so will prompt the shared user to ‘exit’ the game or buy it instead.

So, in order to Family Share on Steam, either of the accounts, i.e. of the parent and the child, should have the Steam Guard enabled for secure verification processes, during login attempts. You may refer our guide further to know about all the necessary steps required to share games on Steam.

Objective 1: To Enable Steam Guard

  1. Log in to the account on Steam for which you want the game to be shared.
  2. Access the settings from the ‘Steam’ menu located in the left upper corner. You shall get a box enlisting all the necessary user preferences.
  3. In the ‘Accounts’ section, click on ‘View Account Details’ as highlighted in the image above. It shall redirect you to a page within the local steam browser.
  4. Scroll down to find ‘Account Security’. Click on ‘Manage Steam Guard’.
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  5. The above step will lead you to a page enlisting several options based on which you want to receive the Steam Guard codes. Select the one desirable to you.
  6. Close and restart Steam on the same device.

Objective 2: To access the shared Steam Game library

  1. Login to the parent account from where you want to family share on Steam.Note: You can login to the parent steam account on ten different known devices. Especially relevant, only five steam accounts can access the parent’s game library.
  2. Log out from the parent account.
  3. Login back to the user with whom the games are to be shared with. Click on library located in the ‘Games’ menu.
  4. Now you shall be able to see all the list of games, in the library, owned by the parent.
  5. Click on any game from the parent’s library and hit the ‘Play/Install’ Doing so, shall reveal a message, asking you to request access from the parent account.
    family share on steam
  6. Click on ‘Send Request’. The parent then shall receive a mail to authorize the request. Ask him/her to do so by visiting the authorization link attached with the email.
    how to share games on steam
  7. You shall now be able to access all the games available in the parent account.

To allow other local accounts to gain access, the parent can authorize them in the ‘Family section’ available in the settings.

While the games have been shared, it is also important for the owner to monitor the users who have access to his her/her entire games library. Fortunately, Steam allows you to do so with the ‘Family View’ feature. It can be accessed again in the ‘Family menu’ located in the settings. To know more about the family view and how it works, you may visit the following link.

Note: Not all the games support the Steam family sharing feature. This is mainly because of issues related to subscription, licenses, third-party clients, etc.

How To Revoke Family Access?

You might want to revoke the library access for an authorized user. The steps mentioned below shall guide you on how to do so.

  1. Access the Steam settings in the parent account. Go to the ‘Family’ section.
  2. Click on ‘Manage other accounts’ to lead you to a page enlisting the list of all the authorized users, who have the right to access your games library.
  3. Click on ‘revoke’ for the user you want to abandon your library access.

Do you still have any queries on how to family share on steam? Then let us know in the comments section below. You may also watch the video below for a detailed walkthrough on the entire process discussed above.

How To Family Share On Steam , original content from Ubergizmo. Read our Copyrights and terms of use.

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News: 1Password adds ‘Travel Mode’ to help protect data during border crossings

Jesse Hollington May 24, 2017

AgileBits has announced a new “Travel Mode” feature for 1Password that will help to keep confidential data such as passwords, credit cards, and secure notes, safe from unwarranted searches when travelling. The new feature, which is free to all 1Password subscribers, allows users to automatically and completely remove password vaults from their devices with a single click before travelling, and then just as easily restoring them later.…

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