Samsung Starts Rolling Out Galaxy Note 7’s Grace UX to Galaxy Note 5

Samsung Starts Rolling Out Galaxy Note 7's Grace UX to Galaxy Note 5
Galaxy Note 5 users start receiving Note 7’s Grace UX
The update is being rollout in South Korea
It brings software features of the Note 7 to Note 5
Samsung has started rolling out Galaxy Note 7’s Grace UX to the last year’s Galaxy Note 5. According to user reports, Samsung Galaxy Note 5 users in South Korea have been receiving an over-the-air (OTA) update that brings an all-new software experience. To recall, Samsung introduced the new Grace UX with its Galaxy Note 7 smartphone earlier this year.

A forum post at XDA Developers suggests that the update is about 600MB in size, and brings various UX features of the Galaxy Note 7. Some of the new features that the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 users are receiving include Blue light Filter, Ultra power saving mode, Smart manager, and Wide selfie among others. The update is currently rolling out to users in South Korea though it can be expected to be available for more users in the coming days.

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Despite the update, the Galaxy Note 5 still runs on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. Galaxy Note 5 users can manually check for update via Settings > About Device > Software Update. Unfortunately, the company is yet to confirm broader update plans for the Galaxy Note 5.
To recall, Samsung last month suspended all productions of the Galaxy Note 7 smartphone and also halted sales worldwide. The company in a desperate move also advised customers to stop using the device following reports that units were catching fire. In India, Samsung launched the flagship phablet for 2016 at Rs. 59,900.

Recently, the South Korean giant launched Android 7.0 Galaxy Beta Program for Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge. We expect the Android Nougat update for the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge to roll out soon.

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Chrome OS 54 Starts Rolling Out With Quick View Feature and UI Tweaks

Chrome OS 54 Starts Rolling Out With Quick View Feature and UI Tweaks


  • Chrome 54 stable channel for Chrome OS rolling out
  • It brings many improvements in user interface
  • The update also introduces a new Quick View feature

Soon after Chrome 54 was made available for Windows, Mac and Linux users, Chrome OS 54 has now moved to the stable channel. Chrome OS 54 introduces some bug fixes, security updates, UI tweaks and new features like Quick View.

The Chrome OS stable channel has been updated to 54.0.2840.79, and Chrome OS and Chromebook users will be receiving it in the next few days. While most of the Chromebooks will receive the update, HP Chromebook 13 G1, Acer Chromebook 14 for Work, and Thinkpad 13 Chromebook have been mysteriously left out.

The most notable addition is the new Quick View feature available in the File app to preview files. All you need to do is highlight a file, and then press the space bar to get a generic preview. For example, if you ‘Quick View’ an image file, a small preview along with size and file type information pops up on the screen.

Alt+Tab is a nifty shortcut often used to switch between windows. With Chrome OS 54, Google has added a new animation in the centre that shows a preview (of sorts) of all the open tabs, and lets you select exactly which tab you intend to switch to. Other changes include a new opt-in setting to show Input Method on shelf, a read only policy for external USB/SD storage devices, and general UI improvements across platform. As mentioned, Chrome 54 is already available to desktop and even Android users.

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Google+ Revamped UI Starts Rolling Out to All Users

Google+ Revamped UI Starts Rolling Out to All Users

Google+ Revamped UI Starts Rolling Out to All Users
The new Google+ is expected to be light, fast and responsive
The new features to reach Android, iOS and web users in the coming weeks
It also brings to ability to add photos and links to comments.
Google hasn’t given up on Google+ yet. The tech giant on Tuesday began rolling out the new revamped Google+ UI to all users, along with a few updates and improvements. The most notable changes among these include the new notifications centre, and the ability to add links and photos to comments.

The new UI was launched last November as a preview, but is now going to be the default Google+ interface. In the coming weeks, users will be shifted to the new UI when they sign-in to Google+ automatically. However, for now they can opt out of the new UI and go back to the Classic version if they so prefer. To go back to the Classic Google+, click on the “Back to classic Google+” link in the bottom left-hand corner of the webpage. The new UI brings bold colours, and improved access to Collections and Communities. The new Google+ website is expected to be more responsive, fast and very light as well. Google Apps users already using Google+ will also see the new UI when they next sign-in. They also, for now, have the option to toggle back to the Classic version if they want to.

The new Google+ brings a new notifications centre for seeing all the recent activity and alerts. It also introduces the ability to add links and photos to comments. There’s a new option called approved posting as well, which allows Community owners to moderate comments before they go live. All of these features are rolling out the Android, iOS and the web in the coming weeks.
Lastly, Google+ with all its new features is also becoming a core part of the Google for Work service in the next few weeks. Once this transition happens, Google Apps users won’t be allowed to switch back to the Classic UI.

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Facebook Starts Rolling Out Shop and Service Sections to Pages

Facebook Starts Rolling Out Shop and Service Sections to Pages

In a move to make its Pages feature valuable for businesses online, Facebook on Thursday announced two new Page sections – Services and Shop – for emerging markets including in India where 57 percent of people on Facebook are connected to a business.

The Shop section provides businesses with a new way to prominently display the products they are selling on their Page.

It allows people to easily discover, browse and make offers to purchase products through messaging from the businesses they care about, Facebook said in a statement.

The Services section allows service businesses to showcase a list of their offerings on their Page.

If we look at the Indian small and medium businesses (SMB), over 1.99 billion interactions are being generated between businesses and people in the country.

There were two million SMB Pages on Facebook in India as of October last year.

“With the Shops and Services sections on Pages, businesses around the world can help people discover the products and services they care about in a more visually appealing way,” said Adrian Nam, a product marketing manager at Facebook.

Facebook launched Pages to help people market their businesses and make customers learn about products and services for free.


Services section makes it easier for people to find the information they are looking for and decide whether to work with the business.

Globally, more than one billion people on Facebook are connected to at least one business.

“The Shops and Services sections are a continuation of our efforts to make Facebook Pages the most valuable online presence for the more than 60 million businesses around the world that use Pages each month,” added Ryan Ebanks, another product marketing manager at Facebook.

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AMD Radeon RX 480 Officially Launched in India, Starts at Rs. 22,990

AMD Radeon RX 480 Officially Launched in India, Starts at Rs. 22,990


  • AMD’s latest GPU is being positioned as ideal for 1440p gaming and VR
  • Graphics cards with AMD’s reference cooler design will launch first
  • Pricing is likely to be significantly higher in India than internationally

AMD has taken the wraps off its latest GPU, the Radeon RX 480. The launch of the RX 480 marks the debut of AMD’s new Polaris architecture, after many years of iterative refreshes to previous chips. Graphics cards based on the new GPU will target gamers in the value-focused mid-range segment.

The company is focusing on delivering smooth VR experiences to users at all budget levels. Radeon RX 480 cards will also be aimed at gamers who target a playable resolution of 2560×1440 with quality settings turned up. The GPU, codenamed Polaris 10, is manufactured using a new 14nm lithography process which helps reduce heat and power consumption.

The Radeon RX 480 is a full implementation of the Polaris 10 design, with 2304 stream processors divided into 36 clusters. Its base clock speed is 1120MHz but it can achieve bursts of up to 1266MHz when needed. Peak performance is rated at 5.8 Teraflops. Either 4GB or 8GB of GDDR5 RAM will sit on a 256-bit memory bus. Total power draw is rated at 150W, and AMD promises 2.8X better performance per Watt compared to Radeon R9 200 series cards.

AMD’s release notes highlight the new architecture’s ability to deliver support for emerging DirectX 12 and Vulkan standards, which let game programmers tap into hardware capabilities at a very low level, reducing driver overhead.

amd_radeon_rx480_slide_amd.jpgGraphics cards following AMD’s reference design will have a blower-style cooling shroud, three DisplayPort outputs and one HDMI output. Only a single 6-pin PCIe power connector will be required.

AMD has also announced new software with this launch. An overhauled Radeon Software app introduces new performance controls, and a new overclocking utility called Radeon WattMan allows users to tweak voltages, frequencies and fan speeds, and track usage across various metrics.

With this launch, AMD is positioning its top single-GPU card for this generation well below the flagship level that Nvidia has established with the incredibly powerful GeForce GTX 1080 and 1070 (Review). Theupcoming Radeon RX 470 and 460 GPUs will cater to 1080p gamers and eSports enthusiasts respectivly, and should launch in the coming months. Future products based on the separate Vega architecture will bolster AMD’s performance capabilities at the high end when they are released early next year.

AMD has announced pricing of Rs. 28,990 for reference Radeon RX 480 graphics cards with 8GB of GDDR5 RAM in India, but that figure comes with a surprising disclaimer which states “Please note that the announced price doesn’t factor duty, freight, distribution margins, retailer margins, local taxes etc.” Considering that the global price of $239 works out to approximately Rs. 16,120, there should be no reason for such a wide price gap. Asus, Sapphire, Gigabyte, MSI and PowerColor will be releasing reference Radeon RX 480 cards as well as versions with their own cooling solutions, but stocks are not expected to be available in the market for a few weeks, according to a channel source Gadgets 360 spoke with.

Indian pricing for reference Radeon RX 480 cards with 4GB of RAM has not been released, but the global price is $199 (approximately Rs. 13,420). AMD had previously indicated channel pricing of Rs. 20,000 for the Radeon R9 380X, the final retail price of which turned out to be Rs. 25,999. If that is anything to go by, AMD’s latest products will not be priced competitively compared to Nvidia’s GeForce GTX 970 and the middle tier of the GeForce GTX 1000 range, which will undoubtedly launch before the end of this year.

Update, July 1 2016: AMD has announced a reduction of Rs. 2,000, which brings the 8GB reference Radeon RX 480 down to Rs. 26,990 plus local taxes. The price of the 4GB version has also now been announced as Rs. 22,990 plus local taxes. The company’s latest official  statement lacks the disclaimer in the original announcement. At least one retail listing for a Sapphire branded 8GB reference model has appeared, with a price of Rs. 26,999 (approximately $400). Prices are therefore not as exorbitant as AMD initially led us to believe, and the difference in US and India pricing is consistent between AMD and Nvidia.

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Cyanogen OS 13.1 With Mod aid starts offevolved Rolling Out to OnePlus One

Cyanogen OS 13.1 With Mod Support Starts Rolling Out to OnePlus One

Cyanogen OS thirteen.1 is based totally on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow.
The Mod platform is supposed to deeply integrate app and offerings.
Cyanogen’s Mod platform is open to third birthday party developers.
Cyanogen OS 13.1 has started rolling out to eligible devices, beginning with the OnePlus One. maximumdrastically, the update brings assist for the Mod platform that Cyanogen had brought back in February. The update is rolling out slowly throughout the globe, however we’ve got already received it on our OnePlus One in India.

To consider, Cyanogen’s Mod platform is meant to allow deep integration of apps and services into Android, making them almostnative studies‘. this system is open to builders, in addition to hardwarecompanions who need to make their devices ‘Mod geared up‘.

At launch with Cyanogen OS thirteen.1, Microsoft’s apps and services dominate the Mods available,further extending the partnership the two groups entered into last 12 months. The update weighs in at 396.3MB, and bears build number 13.1-ZNH2KAS1KN. it’s based on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow.

Cortana changed into introduced to Cyanogen OS 12.1.1 in advance this yr, and it has received animprove to Mod repute with Cyanogen OS thirteen.1. customers can now tell Cortana to take a selfie, and it has also been extended to the lock screen (as a Lock display Mod, which needs to be enabled one by one) – customers can now wake up their tool, swipe left, and engage with the voice-primarily based digitalassistant. As before, Cortana functionality for Cyanogen OS (and different Android systems) is currentlysimplest to be had inside the US.

As we referred to, for the sake of privacy and safety, Lock display screen Mods need to be enabled one after the other from Settings > Lock screen > Lock display Mods. The Static Wallpaper option is selectedas default, basically your lock display screen wallpaper, and customers can pick from different Mods already hooked up, together with taking place on Twitter – which shows popular tweets from accountsyou comply with.

different new mods, which do not need to be enabled, encompass the Skype Mod for the dialler.customers can now locate all their Skype contacts and phone records inside the modern-day dialler, andplace a Skype voice or video call from there, apart from purchasing Skype credit score. customers can also upgrade to a video call proper from a voice name with the aid of pressing a button.

The OneNote Mod is available in the smartphone and e-mail apps (not to be had in all regions), andenables easily take notes even as in a name or writing an e mail. it is able to additionally be pulled down at any time from short Settings.

The Microsoft Hyperlapse Mod has been added to the digicam app, letting customers shoot stabilised time-lapse videos, or convert any video of their Gallery app right into a time-lapse one.
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Adobe starts offevolved transport CS6

Adobe begins shipping CS6

Adobe today started delivery the ultra-modern version of its expert design suite, Adobe CS6. The CS6 product line which incorporates powerful new releases of Photoshop, Dreamweaver, InDesign and more, isto be had for each OSX and home windows.

The CS6 creative suite apps are designed to cater to special individuals. users have the option to shop for these apps personally or as part of four distinctive suites particularly layout preferred, layout & webtop rate, production top class and grasp series. Pricing for the suites range from Rs. seventy seven,786 for the layout standard suite up to at least one,55,571 for the master series suite.

whilst character apps like Photoshop have a made over consumer interface with newly added functions, InDesign’s new layout device lets in you to layout content for numerous gadgets, display sizes, orientations right away. And for the primary time it also gives multi-language aid in 10 Indian languages.

apart from this, the business enterprise additionally introduced may additionally 11th because therelease date of its innovative Cloud platform, the virtual hub that permits you to down load andinstallation every CS6 utility.

also see: Adobe launches CS6 – which creative Suite is for you?

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Lenovo A7000 Starts Receiving Android 6.0 Marshmallow Update in India

Lenovo A7000 Starts Receiving Android 6.0 Marshmallow Update in India

Lenovo, after rolling out the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update to its K3 Note smartphone, has now started to roll out the update to A7000 users in India.

The update is available over-the-air (OTA) though users can manually check for the update via Settings > About Phone > System Update. The update is about 1.3GB in size, so we recommend users to switch to Wi-Fi before downloading the update. As per user reports (via PhoneRadar), the Lenovo A7000 is receiving the new update with build number A7000-a_S153_151127_ROW_TO_A7000-a_S223_160405_ROW.

(Also see: Lenovo A7000 Review: Multimedia Phablet on a Budget)

Unfortunately, there is no official changelog to highlight the changes that are coming to the phone with the update. To recall, the Lenovo A7000 launched in India last April and came running Android 5.0 Lollipop, skinned with the Vibe UI. Last year, Lenovo had claimed to sell 1 million 4G-enabled smartphones in India which included the Lenovo A7000 smartphone apart from other Lenovo phones.

We do know that Android 6.0 Marshmallow (previously just Android M) brings features such as revamped app permissions; Google Now on Tap; Android Pay mobile payment system, and new fingerprint APIs for developers among others.

One of the biggest additions that the Marshmallow update for the K3 Note brought was support for TheaterMax technology.

Last week, Lenovo launched the Phab smartphone-tablet hybrid, priced at Rs. 11,999. The dual-SIM (Micro-SIM + Micro-SIM) Lenovo Phab runs Android 5.1 Lollipop and features a massive 6.98-inch HD (720×1280 pixel) IPS display, which is the highlight of the handset.

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LG Starts Smartphone Manufacturing in India

LG Starts Smartphone Manufacturing in India

Reiterating its commitment to the Make in India initiative, South Korean electronics major LG on Thursday launched two locally-made smartphones and targets to manufacture 1 million phones in India.

The company will be manufacturing phones at its Noida facility in partnership with GDN Enterprises. The two smartphones – the LG K7 LTE and LG K10 LTE, priced at Rs. 9,500 and Rs. 13,500 respective -were launched by Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Thursday.

LG is the latest entrant to start manufacturing of phones in the country, which has launched ‘Make in India’ initiative. Several device makers, including Micromax, Lava, Gionee, OnePlus, and Xiaomi, have started assembling their devices in the country.

India is one of the fastest growing smartphone markets globally and device makers are keen to set up manufacturing units here to cater to the burgeoning demand.

“We want to tap the huge potential for smartphones in the country and the K-series will be the first ones to be manufactured in India,” LG Electronics India Managing Director Kim Ki-Wan said in New Delhi.

He added that the company is optimistic over the new models to drive its growth in the smartphone segment in India. Prasad said it was an occasion of personal satisfaction for him to see companies setting up base in India for electronics manufacturing.

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