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Dual camera-equipped iPhone 8 to feature dual OIS, redesigned telephoto lens

November 19, 2016

Another round of iPhone 8 rumors has made it online, thanks to well-connected analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. Mr. Kuo believes that Apple will bring a dual-camera setup to at least one of the rumored three iPhone 8 models, and says both camera modules will support optical image stabilization. What’s more, Apple is expected to redesign the telephoto lens used for the secondary camera’s optical zoom emulation capabilities to improve the image quality.

To support OIS with the telephoto lens, Apple may have to increase the image circle of the lens, which will lead to longer calibration …

Sketches leak, purportedly showing the Meizu Pro 7

November 18, 2016
Recently, photos of a handset with glass covering close to 100% of its front body appeared and was thought to be the Meizu Pro 7. But today, sketches of the Pro 7 leaked revealing a dual-edged screen instead of a Xiaomi Mi MIX clone. In fact, the design as seen with the sketches resembles the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge and an earlier leaked photo of the phone that we showed you in August.

There are some differences from the image that we showed in you during the summer. The sketches have the 12MP dual-camera setup on back, located in the upper left hand corner. The earlier picture placed the …

How to use Preview on Mac

November 18, 2016
How do you quickly open and edit JPG, PDF, and other image files on your Mac? With Preview!

Preview is the default application in macOS for image files, like JPG and PNG, and PDF files. While it’s primary purpose offers you a quick and easy way to see various documents, it has several pretty cool editing and markup features you may not even be know are there.

How to view photos and PDFs in Preview on Mac
How to crop documents in Preview on Mac
How to show markup tools in Preview on Mac
How to highlight PDFs in Preview on Mac
How to annotate a document in Preview on Mac
How to add your signature to a document in Preview on Mac
How to share documents from Preview on Mac

How to view photos and PDFs in Preview on Mac

Preview is the default app for viewing images and PDF files on your Mac. So, any time you double-click on, or otherwise launch, one of those files, it’ll open in Preview.

If, for some reason, another app has taken over responsibility for a certain file type, and you wa…

Samsung includes a refurbished 3-year old Galaxy Note 3 in its list of Black Friday deals

November 18, 2016
By all accounts, 2016 was not a great year for Samsung. Oh, it started out quite well, thank you, with the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Samsung Galaxy S7 edge. But the double recall on the Samsung Galaxy Note 7, which resulted in the device being pulled from Sammy’s lineup, reportedly cost the company as much as $5 billion in costs and lost sales. And who knows how much the Galaxy Note 7 fiasco will hurt them in the future.

While Samsung would love to make up the missed sales, it is not going to do so by selling refurbished three-year old handsets. Yet, a refurbished Samsung Galaxy …

Best iPhone 7 Plus cases — so far!

November 18, 2016
What are the best iPhone 7 Plus cases? Well, there are a bunch of great options so let’s take a look at some of them.

If you’ve just gotten an iPhone 7 Plus, odds are that you’re looking for an ultra cool case to keep it safe. Whether you are looking for a very protective one, or just something to prevent scratches, there are a number of options available to you. Apple makes its own line of cases for the iPhone 7 Plus and tons of third-party accessory makers do as well. Hunting down the perfect case can take some time to do, but here are some of the best options that are available to purchase.

Apple Leather case

Apple has been making its own leather cases for a few years now, and they are one of the best cases that you can add to your phone. The cases fit snug on your phone, provide a great layer of protection, and look great. Being real leather they all wear differently, so your case ends up becoming even more unique over time. They are available in a variety of colors to match…

The Xiaomi Mi MIX surfaces in white; check out the photos now

November 18, 2016
When the Xiaomi Mi MIX was unveiled last month, the innovative design and the ceramic acoustic technology set a new standard in the smartphone industry. With Xiaomi able to churn out only 10,000 units a month, we didn’t expect to see variants of the phone discussed so quickly. But just this past week, images appeared of what is alleged to be a smaller version of the phone codenamed Nano. While the original model sports a 6.4-inch display that covers over 84% of the front body, the Nano version employs a 5.5-inch screen.

Today, another version of the original model has popped up in a trio …

Here are 8 paid iOS apps now free for a limited time

November 18, 2016
With the holiday shopping season drawing ever closer (technically it kicks off on November 25th and lasts through Christmas Eve), iOS users can do a bit of shopping for themselves. Inside the App Store there are eight paid iOS apps that are free for a limited time. If you do own an iDevice, run through the list and see if anything appeals to you. At the risk of sounding like a broken record, we never know when these titles will revert back to paid app status. If you see an app you want, grab it now before you have to dig into your wallet to buy it.

Most of the apps in this list are usually …

Force Touch Trackpad for Mac: Ultimate guide

November 18, 2016
How do you set up, customize, and use Apple’s Force Touch Trackpad on Mac? Like this!

Force Click lets you not only click like you would on a traditional, mechanical trackpad, but press harder to engage a second click, or a range of additional click levels, that enable additional actions. For example, click on an icon and then Force Click to get a QuickLook, or click on a word and then Force Click to get a dictionary definition. How you set it up and adjust how Force Click works, however, is completely up to you!

How to turn Force Click on or off for the Mac
How to silence Force Click on or off for the Mac
How to assign Force Click on the Mac
How to change the firmness of Force Click on the Mac
How to use Force Click on the Mac

How to turn Force Click on or off for the Mac

With a Force Click, you can do everything from bringing up Quick Look to Look Up, preview maps and websites, and more. If you like the way it works and feels, it’s on by default and you can leave it that way. …

Samsung says the Galaxy S7 is safe, finds no cases of internal battery failures in the US

November 18, 2016

Following a few reports involving Galaxy S7 handsets that allegedly exploded or caught fire, this week, Samsung issued an official statement regarding “the quality and safety of the Galaxy S7 family.” Here’s what the company has to say about this:

“There have been no confirmed cases of internal battery failures with these devices among the more than 10 million devices being used by consumers in the United States; however, we have confirmed a number of instances caused by severe external damage. Until Samsung is able to obtain and examine any device, it is impossible …

How to use Contacts on Mac

November 18, 2016
Want to get the most out of the Contacts app on your Mac? Start here!

The Contacts app is the central repository on your Mac for everyone you know, including their email addresses, phone numbers, and even social media information. Now, with macOS Sierra, you can also start a call or a text someone right from a contact’s card.

How to connect iCloud, Google, Yahoo, and more to Contacts

Before you can use contacts, you need to get them onto your Mac. If you use an existing online service, it’s incredibly easy.

Open Contacts on your Dock.
Click Contacts in the Menu bar and select Preferences.

Click the Accounts tab.
Click the + button.

Click on the type of account you’d like to add.
Click Continue.

Enter your account credentials.
Click Sign In.

How to set contact display preferences

If you’re used to seeing your contacts in a certain way — last name first, for example — you can have your Mac show them to you in exactly that way.

Open Contacts on your Dock.
Click Conta…