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Apple iPhone 6, Watch and Pay Live Event Summay

Apple much awaited event was successfully concluded yesterday. So I decide to write a summary blog post on it. To start with, there was not much of a surprise this year (except one). It was already leaked that they will be launching Apple Watch. But Apple Pay did come as a surprise to some extent.

About the Event:

Apple supplied a live feed and a live blog for this event at: http://www.apple.com/live/2014-sept-event/ and was also available on Apple TV. But it was restricted to Apple devices only. The live video feed was not up to quality, they have to improve it for next time. The live blog was good with lots of beautiful images and tweets.

Though Tim Cook did a good job, I missed THE GREAT Mr. JOBS.

About: iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

iphone 6 and 6 plus

As expected and rumored the new iPhone comes in two variants with larger screen. IPhone 6 and 6 plus comes with 4.7 inches and 5.5 inch screen . I think they will give a very good competition to Samsung’s S5 and Galaxy Note 4.

Along with size Apple had also increased their sharpness. They call them Retina HD screen. The iPhone 6 has a resolution of 1334 by 750, with a pixel-density of 326 pixels per inch (ppi). IPhone 6 Plus has 1920 by 1080 resolution and 401 ppi. This makes visual even better.

Other than larger and better screen below is some more tech improvement you will get:

  • New Gen 64-bit Apple A8 and an M8 coprocessor.
  • iPhone 6 is dramatically thinner. (iPhone 6 is merely 6.9 mm. iPhone 6 Plus is slightly more at 7.1 mm.)
  • Dual-domain pixels on the photo-aligned IPS display
  • The new landscape view for iPhone 6 Plus.
  • Comes with iOS 8 and Metal.
  • Has a barometer that senses air pressure to measure relative elevation.
  • Faster LTE than iPhone 5s.
  • Supports over 200 LTE carriers around the world.
  • Supports Voice over LTE.
  • 8MP iSight camera, 1.5µ pixels, ƒ/2.2 aperture. And an all-new sensor.

iPhone 6 price

Both models will be available in three different storage tiers: 16GB, 64GB and 128GB models. The iPhone 6 models will sell for $199, $299 and $399, respectively, while the iPhone 6 Plus will cost $299, $399 and $499.

About Apple Watch:

Apple Watch

With Apple Watch the company had entered in a new product category. The look and design are good, but the main improvement (compared to competitors) is the intriguing features.

It comes with all the necessary feature like a heart rate monitor, pedometer, maps, message notification and other stuffs. But the majority of its computation is done with the iPhone 6. There is no guesses, you will need an iPhone to use Apple Watch. Apple Watch will not work as a standalone gadget (not yet).

Some good features are:

  • Custom apps.
  • Flexible retina display.
  • Range of watch faces and personalization options.
  • Comes in leather, metal and plastic bands.

Apple Watch will come in three different models—from a baseline version to an ultra-luxe 18K gold edition—with two case sizes (38mm and 48mm thick) and six different bands will allow a wide degree of personal customization.

 

About Apple Pay:

Apple Pay

The NFC was expected to be included in the iPhone. Apple went a step ahead and include the NFC based payment system. This does come unexpected, but the surprises are good. Before we dig any further, let me tell you that Apple Pay will work only with iPhone 6 (and 6 plus) because all earlier iPhone do not have NFC tech.

Apple Pay is more secure, faster and convenient way to pay. To pay you have to hold your iPhone close to a sensor at the store’s cash register and then use your Touch ID to authorize the transaction. Apple Pay can use your card stored in your iTunes account or you can take a photograph (using iSight camera) of your debit/credit card to use.

Some features worth noting:

  • When you add a card to Passbook, its number is never stored or shared on your device or Apple servers.
  • Each transaction is authorized with a one-time unique number.
  • It generates a dynamic security code, replacing the static security code from the back of your card.
  • If you lose your iPhone, you won’t have to cancel cards.
  • Apple don’t know/track your transactions.
  • Cashiers don’t see your name, your card number, or your security code.

Apple Pay will work with the three major payment networks: American Express, MasterCard, and Visa. It will be available in the U.S. In October 2014. And work is underway to take it worldwide in the near future.

This Apple event was good, but I would not say the best. Lets hope Apple Pay and Watch does become a success and revolutionize the respective industries.

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How to Share Internet Between Samsung Galaxy Note and PC/Notebook/Computer

Here is two tutorial on sharing internet between Samsung Galaxy Note and your PC/Notebook/Computer.

I am using Samsung Galaxy Note with BSNL 3G and  Compaq Notebook with Windows 7 OS.

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1. Sharing Galaxy Note’s internet with your PC/Computer/Notebook.

2. Sharing your PC/Computer/Notebook internet with your Galaxy Note.

How to share Galaxy Note’s internet with your PC/Computer/Notebook.

Step 1: Download Easy Tether Lite and install in your Galaxy Note.

Step 2: Now open Easy Tether in your Galaxy Note.

Step 3: Follow below screen shots. (or follow apps instructions.)

Enable USB
Open Settings: USB Debugging
Allow USB debugging? YES
Tap on Setup/Settings
Tap on USB tethering setup
Tap on Windows Setup
Tap on Download to smartphone and copy
Download S/W and Tap on Next
Don't connect Note to your computer, Tap on Next
Install the EasyTether helper software on your computer. Make sure to install the supplementary Windows-only USB driver as well. Tap Next when done.
EastTether USB tethering always depends on the standard USB debugging option in Settings > Applications > Development. Remember to keep it enabled (like it is now) every time you wish to use EasyTether and tap Next to proceed.
Well done! Tap on FINISH.
to enable tethering.”]
You can check that USB is enabled in top notification bar.
Right click icon in your PC and connect with your android device.

All done. Now you can share your galaxy note internet connection with your pc.

Remember: You will not be able to browse UDP or secure connection website (https://) with lite version of this apps.

How to share your PC/Computer/Notebook internet with your Galaxy Note.

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Step 1: Download http://www.connectify.me/download-lite/ and install in your PC/Computer.

Step 2: Enable your wifi and start connectify application.

Step 3: Find your newly created wifi connection in your galaxy note and connect with it.

Step4: All done start sharing the internet.

Here is another detail tutorial for this: http://www.londatiga.net/it/how-to-share-internet-connection-between-pc-and-android-phone-using-wifi/

Let me know if you find any difficulties sharing internet between your Galaxy Note and your PC.

It took lot of time to write this tutorial, I really appreciate if you fb like it or tweet it. Thanks!

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How to Connect Samsung Galaxy Note with PC or Notebook

I have recently bought Samsung Galaxy Note and I love this phone. Today I decided to post a tutorial with screenshot on “How to connect your Samsung Galaxy Note with your PC”.

Note: I am using Windows 7 OS.

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Easy way is:

Download this Samsung Driver.

Install it.

Restart your system.

Connect your galaxy note and done!

OR follow below given step to connect Samsung Galaxy Note with your computer without this driver.

  • Do not connect your USB cable to your computer yet.
  • First go to Settings.

 

  • Go to Wireless and network.

  • Go to USB utilities.

  • Tap: Connect storage to PC.

  • Now connect your USB cable to your PC.

  • Tap: Connect USB storage.

  • Done.

Now you can access your internal memory and SD card as an external hard-drives in your system.

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Here is an another tutorial on how to it with Samsung KIES: http://androidadvices.com/connect-galaxy-tab-windows-pc/

Please let us know if you want us to write another tutorial on Samsung Galaxy Note.