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Apple iPhone 11 series, Watch series 5: Price in India, availability

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Apple on Tuesday unveiled the new iPhone 11 series smartphones along with Apple Watch series 5, iPad 7th generation, and Apple TV-plus service. In addition to the iPhone 11, the company also showcased the new iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max phones in its smartphone portfolio.




iPhone 11 price in India



iPhone 11 will be available in 64GB, 128GB and 256GB models in purple, green, yellow, black, white and Red. The base 64GB variant is priced at Rs 64,900 and at $699 (Rs 50,000) in the US. The 128 GB variant will cost $749 (Rs 53,600), while the 256GB variant is priced at $849 (Rs 60,800) in the US.

The pre-orders will open September 13 in US and over 30 countries around the world. The sales will begin September 20 in the first batch for countries and September 27 in India. iPhone 11 features the brand-new dual rear camera setup, Spatial Audio, Dolby Atmos support, and improved battery life. Also, Apple will retain the iPhone XR in its lineup despite unveiling its successor, and it will be priced at $599 (Rs 43,100).


Features


iPhone 11 features a 6.1-inch Liquid Retina display and is powered by Apple’s new A13 Bionic chip which the company claims is the fastest chip in a smartphone that also enables all-day battery life. It also features up to 20 per cent faster CPU and GPU than A12 Bionic Chip.


Apple says iPhone 11 features the toughest glass ever in a smartphone. It is rated IP68 for water resistance up to 2 meters for up to 30 minutes, and is protected against accidental spills from common liquids such as coffee and soda. iPhone 11 runs on iOS 13 that brings features like dark mode, Sign in with Apple, and expanded Haptic Touch support.




All-New Dual-Camera System


iPhone 11 has a dual-camera system with all-new Ultra Wide and Wide cameras that are deeply integrated into iOS 13, with both the cameras supporting 4K video recording at 60fps. The iPhone houses a dual camera setup on the back that packs a 12-megapixel wide-angle main shooter with f/1.8 aperture and optical image stabilisation and a 12-megapixel secondary ultra-wide-angle shooter with f/2.4 aperture and 120-degree field of view. New camera software features include next-generation Smart HDR, improved Night Mode, and enhanced Portrait Mode. The iPhone 11 also has a 12-megapixel front camera capable of shooting video in 4K as well as slo-mo videos. Apple claims the iPhone 11 will offer “one hour more than iPhone XR” battery life on a single charge.


iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max price in India, sale date


iPhone 11 Pro price will start at Rs 99,900 in India and $999 (Rs 71,600) in the US for the base variant with 64GB of storage. The phone’s 256GB and 512GB variants will cost $1,149 (Rs 82,301) and $1,349 (Rs. 96,600) respectively. iPhone 11 Pro Max will retail beginning at Rs 1,09,900 in India and at $1,099 (Rs 78,700) in the US for the 64GB variant. The phone’s 256GB and 512GB storage options is priced at $1,249 (Rs 89,500) and $1,449 (Rs 1,03,800), respectively.


The pre-orders for both models will open on September 13 in the first batch of countries. The sales in these countries will start on September 20. The India sales for both phones will start September 27.




Specifications


The iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max come with triple rear camera setup, and improved battery life. The Pro and Pro Max models feature 5.8-inch and 6.5-inch Super Retina XDR OLED displays, respectively, with Haptic Touch with both the phones powered by A13 Bionic Chip.


The triple camera setup on the back houses three 12-megapixel image sensors that are accompanied by f/1.8 wide-angle, f/2.4 ultra-wide-angle, and f/2.4 telephoto lenses. Both wide-angle and telephoto cameras support optical image stabilisation. The camera setup supports 4K video recording. There is a 12-megapixel selfie camera on the front as well, with support for Smart HDR, 4K video recording, and slo-mo videos..




Apple 7th Gen iPad


Apple has also introduced new version of the “most popular iPad” starting at Rs 29,900. The new iPad featurins a 10.2-Inch Retina Display, Apple Pencil and Smart Keyboard Support, and iPadOS for Powerful Multitasking and Creative Capabilities.


The new iPad is powered by A10 Fusion chip, advanced cameras and sensors, and all-day battery life. The new iPad is available to order starting today and will start shipping and go on sale from September 30. The new seventh-generation iPad comes in silver, space gray and gold finishes in 32GB and 128GB configurations. The new iPad with 32GB storage starts at Rs 29,900 for the Wi-Fi model and Rs 40,900 for the Wi-Fi + Cellular model.


The iPad 7th Gen also supports the Apple Pencil (first generation). It will be available in two storage options — 32GB and 128GB. It features an 8-megapixel rear camera with an f/2.4 aperture. On the front, it has 1.2-megapixel camera with an f/.2 aperture. The new iPad features a Touch ID fingerprint sensor and it offers a battery life of up to 10 hours.




Apple Watch Series 5


Along with new iPhones and iPad, Apple also introduced Apple Watch Series 5 with always-on display Retina display.


Apple Watch Series 5 (GPS) starts at Rs. 40,900, while the Apple Watch Series 5 (GPS + Cellular) starts at Rs. 49,900. It will go on sale in India from September 27.




Apple Watch Series 5 is available in a wider range of materials, including aluminum, stainless steel, ceramic and an all-new titanium. The new watch comes with watchOS 6, and will be available in two sizes of cases – 44mm and 40mm.


The 10.7mm thick smartwatch is powered by Apple’s new 64-bit dual-core S5 processor, and offers 32GB of storage. The 44mm display has a resolution of 368×448 pixels, while the 40mm display has a resolution of 324×394 pixels


Apple Watch Series 5 features an electrical heart rate sensor (that powers the ECG app), a second generation optical sensor, a built-in compass (powering the new Compass app), a barometric altimeter, an accelerometer, ambient light sensor, fall detection, as well as International Emergency Calling and Emergency SOS.




Apple to release iOS 13




In its iPhone 11 launch event in Cupertino, California. Apple has also announced iOS 13 will be released on September 19, and users will be able to download the operating system update globally from that day itself. Eligible devices for iOS 13 are the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR, iPhone X, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone SE, and the iPod touch (7th generation). Apple says that additional software features will be made available with iOS 13.1 from September 30.




iPadOS release date


Along with iOS 13, Apple’s iPadOS will be released on September 30. Eligible devices for iPadOS are the 12.9-inch iPad Pro, 11-inch iPad Pro, 10.5-inch iPad Pro, 9.7-inch iPad Pro, iPad (6th generation), iPad (5th generation), iPad mini (5th generation), iPad mini 4, iPad Air (3rd generation), and iPad Air 2.




Apple TV Plus


Apple’s streaming service will cost Rs. 99 per month after a one-week free trial and will be available November 1. Apple will also offer a one-year free Apple TV+ subscription to buyers of new iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Mac, or iPod touch starting Tuesday. Apple TV+ will also be compatible with ‘Family Sharing’ at no extra charge.




Apple Arcade


Apple’s video gaming service will cost Rs. 99 per month after a one-month free trial and will be available September 19. Apple Arcade will also be compatible with ‘Family Sharing’ at no extra charge.




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HP Pavilion Gaming 15 2019 review: A home machine for casual gaming

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HP’s Omen series has some great models for serious gamers. The Pavilion Gaming 15, however, is a machine designed for work and play in unequal parts. The updated DK series is stealthily designed to incorporate features of both a heavy-duty work machine and a gaming device. It fairly succeeds at both. It’s overall a good buy if you can navigate a few challenges. Here’s how it looks and performs.


Design (4/5)



The machine has a 15.6-inch display with a screen resolution of 1920×1080 pixels, which isn’t spectacular but sufficient for daily entertainment and casual gaming. The starting models, priced from Rs 69,990, come with a refresh rate of 60Hz, which will prove insufficient for people looking for a gaming-first device and should instead opt for a higher model (priced around Rs 1 lakh) with a 144Hz refresh rate — unless, of course, gaming for you means Counter Strike after work.


The laptop comes in ‘shadow black’ and ‘ultra violet’, and the back of the screen has a matte finish with an HP logo at the centre. The sheen does look good but the fingerprint smudges can get to you. Keep a lint-free cloth handy.


The rectangular screen is attached to the rest of the machine from the centre and is free along the edges for an overall sharp-looking design. The screen borders have standard thickness with no innovation applied there.


While the laptop looks like any other machine from the outside, the backlit RGB keyboard is a nice touch for the gamer usually in a suit-and-tie. Above the keyboard is a wide speaker grille and a noticeably big trackpad sits at the bottom.


I would have actually liked the design more if the laptop did not weigh 2.25 kg. That is just medium-heavy in the gaming universe but not suitable to be lugged around to office and back. But if a few extra grams don’t bother you, the good stuff is coming up.


Performance (3.5/5)


HP Pavilion Gaming 15 is among the few machines that come with high-end gaming features at this price point. Apart from a design that supports a statement, the top-end variant, which I reviewed, comes with Intel’s 9th-Gen Core i7 processor, 12 GB RAM, and — more impressive — a dedicated NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660Ti GPU, a step up from the previous generation GTX 1060.


The laptop performed sufficiently well throughout my two-hour session of Fortnite while I occasionally multi-tasked to answer work emails. The frame rate was consistent without stutters. The machine did, however, heat up pretty quickly and I was forced to eventually place the laptop on a table. The other issue was the battery, which drained within two hours. The battery lasted about four hours during my non-gaming productivity hours, which isn’t great, either. The trackpad could have also been more responsive in the default settings.


Back to the good stuff, the Bang and Olfsen speakers are well-tuned with clear vocals for watching a movie or casual gaming. But you will need headphones for serious gaming sessions because they aren’t too loud.


Verdict (3.5/5)


The HP Pavillion Gaming 15 is slightly bulky for an everyday machine that mostly stays in a bag but is good for working and gaming from home. The design, specifications and performance are good for a starting price of Rs 69,990 (with i5 processor and 60Hz refresh rate) if you can navigate the challenges of a mediocre battery life and a bit of heat.




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Facebook Dating App: Release Date and Complete Features

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Facebook Dating App Features

Facebook is making its own dating app. This overwhelmed the dating market; such a large number of hypotheses and desires are coasting near, however, which are valid?

The app is as yet not prepared, yet inside the organization, it is now being effectively tried. Obviously, without going past work obligations. No solid release date has been confirmed so far by any sound insider source.

It is no secret how big Facebook is: there are around 2,4 billion users currently registered on the site; 10% have “single” as their marital status. So, Facebook Dating will start with a virtual user base of 200 million people. What a start. It will not be a separate app but rather a feature that will be available via Facebook’s app or website.

Facebook Dating App

Facebook Dating App

A user’s profile in the service will be mostly separated from their social network profile; they will be able to indicate all the information that they consider to be important, pick a gender, sexual orientation, place of work, etc. All of the other information may be directly imported from Facebook. It goes without saying that the service will be available to people that are 18 or older.

The first screenshots of the future service were posted by blogger Jane Manchun Wong on her Twitter account. She has shown the current look of the service. Jane notes that she wasn’t able to use all the features of the service since she is not a Facebook employee. The service is currently being tested in Colombia.

Facebook won’t adapt the dating administration, yet it isn’t known when it will work outside Colombia. It was there that the organization chosen to dispatch it due to its uplifting demeanor to online associates and an enormous number of clients: in Colombia, 30 million individuals use Facebook.

Facebook Dating can be arranged with the goal that it doesn’t demonstrate your profile to those clients who are your companions. This implies you can maintain a strategic distance from disagreeable experiences. Be that as it may, you will have the option to meet outsiders enrolled on the informal organization or the individuals who have basic contacts with you.

The Facebook Dating administration isn’t out yet; meanwhile, here is an extraordinary dating site where you will have the option to meet ladies on the web.

Back in May, Facebook author Mark Zuckerberg said that clients will have the option to turn on Facebook Dating and turn it off freely.

Likewise, there are multiple sexes to look over in Facebook Dating. Truth be told, there are five of them. You can likewise tweak what sexual orientations you might want to be shown in your profile.

As TechCrunch notes, only those users who applied for Facebook Dating will be shown to other users. This means that you won’t receive any spam from the dating feature if you are not interested in it.

Facebook Dating App Release Date

Facebook Dating App Release Date

The feature will identify potential partners based on information that Facebook knows about you. If two people are interested in each other, they will be able to chat with each other by using Messenger or WhatsApp.

There are some other features that you should know about. Among other things, Facebook is considering the possibility of limiting the number of people you can like to avoid spamming and quick approval of everyone you see. Also, if you block someone in Dating, it does not mean that they will not be able to contact you in the old-fashioned way through Facebook.

Facebook Dating will be different from Tinder and apps alike; you will not be able to swipe people left and right, there are only two buttons that you are going to have, whether you like a person or not.

Messages got from different clients can be found in the “intrigued” tab. On the off chance that the client chooses to answer to a message, it is moved to the “discussions” tab. You can’t send pictures by means of Facebook Dating: this is the way the organization needs to keep individuals from sending spontaneous sexual photographs.

Right now, Facebook doesn’t plan to present paid memberships or premium highlights in Dating. This doesn’t imply that there will be no alternative to evacuate advertisements, the truth will surface eventually.

Just individuals beyond 18 years old that are residents of the United States will be permitted to utilize the Dating highlight. In different nations, Facebook will be administered by nearby laws.

TechCrunch notes that Facebook Dating has every chance to beat its competitors when it comes to the dating market. The main reason for this is that there is the biggest online user base and Facebook’s brand recognition simply cannot be rivaled with. The same, as it seems, will go for its maintenance, support, moderation, the frequency of bug fixes and patches. This is also fueled by all of the scandals that Facebook got into over the past few years, which means that a user’s privacy and security are their main priorities.

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iPhone 11 series, Watch available for pre-booking; get Rs 7,000 cashback

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Ingram Micro, a China-based distributor of IT products, said on Friday it will offer pre-bookings of Apple’s newly launched iPhone 11 smart phones and Apple Watch from September 20 in India. Sales will start September 27 at online and offline stores.

The pre-orders of the iPhones will be accepted by e-commerce platforms such as Amazon, Flipkart, and Paytm Mall.


Customers planning to buy the much-awaited smart phone series — iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max — can get ‘No Cost EMI’ options on both HDFC debit and credit cards.

ALSO READ: Want an iPhone 11? You can pre-order on Amazon, Flipkart from September 20

You can now get up to Rs 7,000 cashback on iPhone 11 Pro, while Rs 6,000 on iPhone 11. An instant Rs 4,000 offer is also available on Apple Watch Series 5 via HDFC Bank offer iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max specifications

  • The iPhone 11 will be available with 64GB, 128GB and 256GB internal storage in six colours – purple, green, yellow, black, white and PRODUCT (RED).
  • The iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max feature a 5.8-inch and 6.5-inch Super Retina XDR OLED display with 4GB RAM/3,969 mAh battery and 4GB RAM/3,046 mAh battery respectively.

    It can be ordered in midnight green, space gray, silver, and gold. Both the devices are powered by A13 Bionic Chip, which is said to be the fastest processor in any smartphone. The Apple 11 Pro will have three cameras on the back for telephoto, wide and ultrawide purpose.

Apple Watch Series 5 The Apple Watch Series 5 comes with aluminium body and 40mm screen. Priced at Rs. 40,900, the watch will have an always-on display with 18-hour battery life. Here are the key announcements of Apple iPhone event 2019




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