New VLC Video App Updated For iPhone X!

VLC is updating their iOS app so that you can watch 4K videos if you have the latest iPhone X! This latest release is version 2.8.6 and it doesn’t just add support for 4K with HEVC but it also comes with a tweaked user interface that fits the latest iPhone better.

Some bug fixes have been added and a app termination issue that was on when it was running on iOS 7 and iOS 8.

This free VLC app is much better than the more controlled and locked iTunes alternative for movie watching. With VLC you get more options to sync videos from various cloud sources like OneDrive, Box, iCloud Drive, DropBox and more.

And then in terms of streaming you get other nice options as stream over SMB, FTP, UPnP or DLNA. You also get nice support for subtitles, playback speed control and multi-track audio. This app also comes with the regular orange theme which we are so familiar with when it comes to VLC. I personally use VLC when I am streaming videos on my MacBook Pro. It’s much better than Quicktime because you can move the video around much better, better file support, better subtitles and a bunch of other great options as sync audio or tweak little things.

This app is also designed to work on both iPhone and iPad. It’s an app made by a company that is being called VideoLAN. Only 80MB in file size. And as we know with iTunes apps is that they always are quality tested. With Android it’s usually a bit worse quality control but I bet Google is working on making improvements in that regard. But the good with Android is that you have more app alternatives. And usually a bit easier when it comes to streaming when you do it on Android.

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Three New iPhone’s For 2018 Rumors!

3 new iPhone’s that we are expecting to see in 2018 we now here rumors will pack more stronger batteries. What the naming process will be we can only guess. But maybe they call it iPhone 9, iPhone X 2 and iPhone 9 Plus. They may even skip the number on the end and just stick to same name but improve the specs and just call it 2018 edition, 2019 edition etc.

iPhone X had worse battery life than Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note 8 consumer reports showed us in their phone test. The display size on 2018 iPhone’s we expect will be: 6.5-inch iPhone and 5.8-inch iPhone. 6.5-inch will be really insane! I never seen a phone that large. Largest I seen and used has been Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3. Both these new iPhone’s are expected to come with OLED displays. Which will bump up the price even further. The battery size KGI predicts are 2900mAh or 3000mAh.

The third iPhone that we think will come will be more budget friendly and have a large 6.1-inch display, it will feature a simple LCD display instead of OLED. This will keep the price down.

Other cool features in 2018 iPhone we think will come are rear-facing TrueDepth camera that can track your face and use Animoji and facial recognition with Face ID. This is something Samsung already offers with Samsung Galaxy S8. And it works great.

In 2018 all iPhone’s will probably come with an all-screen display. Finally moving away from the iPhone 6 front that has been used for far too long. But Apple still is at least a year behind Android companies like Xiaomi. Feels like they are slipping behind more in the phone industry. Feels like Apple peaked around 2013. Not that much interesting has been happening lately. But we hope that iOS 12 will have massive UI upgrades. Like iOS 7 had when it replaced iOS 6!

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Samsung Galaxy Note 8 or Galaxy S8 Better to Buy Than iPhone X!

Consumer reports are now coming out saying that it’s wiser to buy Galaxy S8 or Galaxy Note 8 instead of brand new iPhone X. iPhone X which is Apple’s latest high-end premium device costing around 1000 euros. Consumer reports is a company famous for testing the latest devices to find out which phone is the best.

The main thing that was bad with the iPhone X was it’s poor battery life. Samsung phones was performing way better in this area. I just wish Samsung would have kept the removable battery option. Even the iPhone 8 Plus had a longer battery life than iPhone X but just a few hours. Compared to Samsung. Samsung phones have many more hours of phone enjoyment!

The problem for Apple phone users is that it’s usually hard for them to make a full switch to Android. Because Apple builds an ecosystem of their products where it would complicate things if you just 1 day decided to go full Android. It would especially be more annoying to sync up your device with an Apple computer.

In terms of testing they noticed that iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus is more durable in drop test. And that iPhone X would have come out on top if it wasn’t for this category.

The main issue with iPhone X is the glass back which failed consumer reports tumble test where they drop a phone 50 to 100 times. This made the glass back break and create green lines on front display.

The two main thing they loved with the iPhone X was the display and the superb camera. The iPhone X also has an all-screen display which looks a bit more beautiful than the basic front on Galaxy Note 8. But iPhone X also doesn’t come with a stylus which can be a bit boring.

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Android 8.1 Being Released Today?!

Many people are still running phones that doesn’t even have Android 7.0 Nougat yet. And we already have Android 7.1.1 Nougat available. A few months ago we got the new Android 8.0 Oreo. And now it seems we will be getting Android 8.1 Oreo release. At least we will know that it will be released to the public before the end of the year. Of course only on Google’s Pixel devices. The developer preview of Android 8.1 got released on October the 25th.

Today Android 8.1 will become available for these Google devices: Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel C, Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X. The Nexus 5X is the cheapest and most easy to go buy if you wanna get latest Android before everyone else to test out.

With Google’s high end phones they can still be very hard to get. And also extremely in demand and pricey. A bit like Google Glass. Just as we have seen last 2 years the price on tech seems to be going up. With VR headsets, iPhone X and Galaxy Note 8 and Google Pixel 2 prices of 1000 euro starting range seems to become more common these days.

Google has also a new version of Android for low end entry devices. They are calling this OS for Android Go which will be highly optimized for people that just need a basic phone that runs on latest Android optimized release. Google is doing a good job at constantly bringing new updates and regularly updating their UI. It keep things interesting! I wonder if Apple can keep up the excitement.

Apple hasn’t done anything exciting in their UI for a long time. The last exciting time was when they updated iOS 6 devices to iOS 7 in 2013 with a total brand new phone experience with a completely redesigned UI! It was truly amazing. I hope Apple does something similar to iOS 12! People love new software interface. And it keeps people engaged.

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Apple Will Release New Emojis Soon!

Apple reveals a bunch of new Emojis that soon will be available on iPhones and iPads! All these emojis are coming with iOS 11.1. You have more emotive smiley faces, gender-neutral characters, clothing options, food types, animals, mythical creatures and more.

Something I truly enjoy with Apple is the high quality of the emojis. They truly care and put in a lot of effort into the details. These emojis will also be available on macOS and watch OS not just iOS. These emojis are approved by the Unicode 10 standard and was shown off at the World Emoji Day.

I personally think that the emojis that you get on Samsung phones are the best. But maybe that’s because I’m a bit biased from using Samsung phones for so long. One of the problem I find with emojis is how they look different if you send them to another phone which doesn’t have your emoji theme.

There should be a universal cloud option for all phones so all have access to every emoji. So when you send an iPhone emoji to a Samsung phone you receive the iPhone emoji and not have it translated to a Samsung emoji.

Because different emojis show different emotions and if the emoji you send doesn’t look the same on another phone then the message you wanted to send could be lost in the emoji translation. Hopefully the major companies could eventually figure out a way to get this done.

I feel that Google is the worst when it comes to emojis. They look so boring and lame. They are updating them inside the new Android 8.0 Oreo. So now they look at least a little better than the past ones they used. It truly is interesting to see all companies compete for our attention and use different interfaces to try to attract us to them.

My favourite new emojis in this set are: Dino, Hedgehog, Orange heart, Wizard, Giraffe and the bad mouth! Which one is your favourite? Be sure to check out all new ones when it launches!



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