Since 2008, Apple kept the design of its iPhones for two years before making a huge change. The iPhone 3GS looks like the iPhone 3G while the iPhone 4s looks like the iPhone 4. The iPhone 5s is a little different from iPhone 5 due to the introduction of Touch ID and new colours, but the overall design is being kept the same. This year’s iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus also inherit the same design from last year’s models. In fact, only the design of the first iPhone and iPhone 5c are not used twice. Have you ever wondered why Apple is doing this?
Refining the Design, Correcting the Wrongs
It is hard to get perfect results with your first try. This is common knowledge and it applies to the industrial design of a phone too. While iPhones’ design has been praised over the years, almost every iPhone will have some issues when a new design is introduced. However, a lot of the problems were fixed on the following year with a new model of similar design.
It’s September again so it’s time for another iPhone. The successors to last year’s iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, without much surprise, are the iPhone 6s and the iPhone 6s Plus. The new iPhones certainly look the same as their predecessors, like all iPhones carrying the ‘s’ in their names. But under the similar bodies pack refinements made by Apple. So let’s find out what has been improved!
Looks the Same
As mentioned earlier, the new iPhones look very similar to last year’s model, except with the addition of a new colour option: rose gold. The rose gold model looks like pale pink for me and I guess women will find it very appealing. I am not a big fan of the design ever since iPhone 6 was launched, especially with the antenna lines on the back which are thick and ugly. However, changes are not expected at the first place so I am not truly disappointed over here.
With the advancement of technology, current smartphones easily boast of multiple cores in their CPU, armed with multiple sensors **cough** Samsung **cough** and equipped with few GB of RAMS. However, many of us are still manually doing tasks on our smartphones that are perfectly capable of being automated for the sake of simplicity. Take for example the daily act of turning on mobile data to use Waze for navigating the horrendous traffic jam to your workplace, silencing your phone when you step into your office and turning on WiFi to use your company’s WiFi. Every morning we are doing the same set of actions. What if all those actions can be done without you even touching your smartphone?
Welcome to the world of automation apps ladies and gentlemen. Today I would like to introduce an automation app called Macrodroid developed by ArloSoft. The main feature of the app is that you can create macros to automate certain tasks in your smartphone with the limit being as far as your creativity can traverse. It certainly is an exciting app, do grab a coffee while I give you a tour of the app.
There’s a new feature called 3D Touch on the new iPhone 6s. What exactly is this? 3D Touch, or previously known as Force Touch, is the technology which allows the display to detect how much pressure is applied on it. It first debuted on MacBook and Apple Watch and it makes sense for Apple to carry the feature over to their main product. This technology simply means that the screen is pressure sensitive. By measuring the pressure your fingers applied to the glass, it can differentiate between a usual tap, a lighter press and a harder press. So there’s 3 levels of pressure which can be detected here.
First of all, you need to keep in mind that normal taps still works like they use to be. For normal or so-called traditional tap, there will be no physical feedback from the phone. For 3D Touch, there’s a Taptic engine to “tap” you (a more gentle vibration) to notify you that you have performed a 3D Touch.
Since 2014 we have a lot of devices which are affordable, yet capable enough to give the flagship phones a run for their money. ASUS is one of the player you simply couldn’t ignore in the so-called flagship killers with the introduction of their ZenFone 2. While the low price is one of the attractions, being the first phone to carry 4GB of RAM allows the ZenFone to steal a fair share of spotlight from other devices launched earlier this year. It has been months since the ZenFone 2 was launched but is it still good enough? Well, we are here to answer that question.
There are a few phones which carry the “ZenFone 2” name to we would like to clarify that the unit we are reviewing is the ASUS ZenFone 2 ZE551ML, which packs 32GB of internal storage and 4GB of RAM. There are a lot of variants of ZenFone 2 out there with different processors, display and memory size. I really think that the weird naming scheme will bring a lot of confusions to average consumers and I still don’t get the reason behind it.
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With faster processors and ever-growing display resolution, the battery life for smartphones remained the same even though all manufacturers have put in effort to improve the power efficiency of our devices. As more and more phones are using non-removable batteries, a power bank seems to become a necessity, whether you like it or not.
Luckily, there are some affordable options in the market from manufacturers like ASUS and Xiaomi. We have just reviewed ASUS’s 9600mAh ZenPower and the review of Xiaomi’s 10400mAh Mi Power Bank was done back in 2014. So why not compare the two most affordable power banks we have in the market?
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The ASUS 9600mAH ZenPower is the portable power bank sold by ASUS. It was announced earlier this year and it has just reached Malaysia recently. Like the smartphones and tablets offered by the Taiwanese company, the ZenPower is relatively cheap. But is there any catch using cheap power banks like this? Does the low price bring any compromises and will it be harmful to your expensive electronic gadgets? Well, this review will clear your doubts.
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[Update] WhatsApp Web is now available for iPhone users too, months after other platforms. Initially, WhatsApp claimed that its “Apple’s platform issues” and it seems that they have solved the problems. Feel free to have a try by clicking here! More details at the bottom.
Last year Apple had introduced the iPhone 6 Plus and their very first phablet was selling like hotcake. Conversely, Samsung Galaxy Note 4 was not as popular among consumers, even though it was well-received among tech journalists. Given that Samsung’s Note series is one which started the phablet category, the Korean giant certainly won’t be too happy about it. So this year they decided to launch their flagship phablets before the new iPhone is announced.