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Day: August 4, 2017

  • August 4, 2017

    Big Data Is Changing IoT in The Future

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  • August 4, 2017

    Could iPad Pro Replace My MacBook Pro?

    I was on vacation recently I had time to mess around with iPad options and I was thinking could use an iPad Pro to replace my MacBook Pro. My first thought was why not try this to save money as iPad Pro is $899 and a new MacBook Pro can range from $1500 -$2500. I started looking at what I do with my MacBook Pro daily I surf the web, listen to Spotify, use Office365, Email, Gimp, Facetime, and exec. The iPad Pro has Apples huge app store I should be able to just adjust my workflow from a PC to Tablet so I figured this would be an easy switch. I could actually see cost savings in my head.  I started looking at the size of iPads first before anything. The iPad mini was too small for me to use every day when you are used to a 15-inch MacBook Pro screen.  I checked out the regular iPad and liked it but decided on iPad Pro because of the size and keyboard. The one thing I will say is the iPad Mini is a great size for content consumption but too small to be my everyday driver for the eight to ten hours I work a day. The iPad Pro was great for me as the size was fine for my eyes but I found it a bit big to be sitting in bed watching movies on every day but again it was for work primarily. I do think Apple was right with the size of the original iPad it’s the perfect size for both work and play. I could see the iPad Pro as a replacement for writers, salesmen, and office workers as out of the box the iPad Pro has by far a large enough app echo system for everything those people would need to work on daily basis.  Office365 on iPad Pro worked great I did find the keyboard kind small at times for distance typing but a basic Bluetooth keyboard could fix...
  • Lenovo has confirmed that going forward, it will be abandoning its Vibe Pure UI Android customisation which ran on top of its recent Android smartphones in almost all markets. The company will be switching to stock Android experience, and the Lenovo K8 Note will be the first smartphone from the company to ship with Android 7.1.1 Nougat out-of-the-box. Anuj Sharma, Head of Product Marketing, Smartphones, Lenovo MBG India confirmed the news to Gadgets 360. NDTV I have been saying for a while now that Google doing well with their devices because people want pure Android not copy stroked by an OEM. I am glad to see Lenovo doing this with their devices.
  • Spotify is planning to release an Xbox One app soon. Pictures of Microsoft’s Larry Hryb (Major Nelson) testing a Spotify app for Xbox One were spotted on Reddit earlier this week, fuelling speculation that a real Spotify Xbox app is on the way. Sources familiar with Spotify and Microsoft’s plans tell The Verge that a Spotify app for Xbox One is coming soon, and is currently being tested internally. The Verge Spotify is on almost every platform on available I am surprised they’re not already on Xbox One as Spotify is usually the first one out of the gate onto a new platform.
  • Honeywell announces a new integration with Google Home, allowing consumers to control their thermostats using the “OK, Google…” voice command. The command works with the Lyric Round, Lyric T5 and Lyric T6 Pro thermostats as well as the Total Connect Comfort (Wi-Fi and RedLINK) thermostat. If a home has multiple heating or cooling zones, it is possible to control them independently by informing Google Home which thermostat corresponds to a specific zone. securitysales Amazon Echo already has this it was only a matter of time before Google jumped on board. Honeywell is largest manufacture of wireless thermostats it only makes sense for them to jump on a large platform like Google Home.