Huawei Says GPU Turbo Update to Boost Mate 10 Pro, P20 Pro Performance

Huawei today announced plans to tweak the graphics performance of its phones. The company will update a number of devices with what it calls GPU Turbo, a graphics processing technology that lets phones run GPU-intense apps, such as games, faster and more efficiently. Huawei claims that GPU Turbo optimizes system software and hardware resources to improve GPU efficiency by 60% while lowering power consumption by 30% thanks to its re-architected method for handling graphics. The end result is a noticeable upgrade in device performance without forcing users to buy a new phone in order to run the latest games and apps. Huawei plans to roll the update out to its flagship devices, the Mate 10, Mate 10 Pro, P20, and P20 Pro in August, with other devices to follow later in the year.

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Brainwavz introduces its M2 IEM

Personally, I am a big fan of Brainwavz, they never fail to bring musical joy to my ears. Now they have announced the M2 IEM earphones and headphones to their range. The M2 IEM in-ear noise isolating earphone with a deep and powerful bass, which is exciting for a rocker like me. The earphones themselves are of a simple yet stylish design with a sturdy, metallic body and users can ensure a snug fit as the M2 comes with 6 sets of silicone ear tips in small, medium and large sizes and 1 set of Comply™ for added comfort and enjoyable listening.

Brainwavz introduces its M2 IEM

Should the M2 stop working for any reason (other than damages caused by a user) within the first 12 months after it was purchased, it will be replaced for a new unit. Which is a fantastic support guarantee for such a reasonable price of £45!

M2 SPECIFICATIONS:

  • Drivers: Dynamic, 10.7 mm
  • Rated Impedance: 20 Ω
  • Frequency Range: 20 Hz ~ 20 kHz
  • Sensitivity: 115 dB at 1 mW
  • Rated Input Power: 10 mW
  • Cable: 1.3 m Y-Cord, Silver Plated
  • Plug: 3.5 mm, Gold Plated

INCLUDED ACCESSORIES:

  • Earphone Hardcase
  • 6 sets of Silicone Ear Tips (S M L)
  • 1 set of Comply™ Foam Tips T-400
  • 1 set of Silicone Bi-Flange Tips
  • 1 Shirt Clip
  • Velcro Cable Tie
  • Instruction Manual
  • Warranty Card (24-month warranty)

To purchase through Brainwavz website here at £45.00.

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Using your smartphone to stay organised

So let’s face it, we all have busy lives and tend to lose track of time in one way or another. Whether you’re reading this during a lunch break or on the way to catch a bus, now is the time to get in shape. Smartphones are in everyone’s hands, so why not use that little shiny piece of glass to its full potential?

This is why I have put together this handy little round up of the top 5 mobile phone apps that can help your day-to-day life run a bit smoother. The following apps are for both Apple fans and Android one, so as not to leave anybody out and I will detail any costs.

Using your smartphone to stay organised

So first up has to be Smarter Time, this is a great little app that helps you better understand your time use. How else can you organise your time better if you don’t know how you are spending it?

This is great as it even can make up some of the blank spaces in the data from the sensors built into your phone. It can also use previous habits as it logs some data automatically. Once the app receives enough data, it will give you reports on anything, like how you spend your time and how you waste time. You can then set goals to help achieve better time management. I really like this as it is like having a mobile agenda app without having to fill it in all the time!

Currently only available for Android but a beta is being developed for iOS, also it’s free to download with some paid plans starting at £2.99.

Using your smartphone to stay organised

Next up is EssayPro.com, a great UK essay writing service app for students.

It’s still in the beta testing, but this is so helpful to get ahead on assignments while on the go. Initially designed to help students with work I could also see professionals using it to get a quick presentation for a meeting. You can talk to your desired writer in a convenient encrypted chat so no chance of details being picked up. Also, there is a handy upload tool so you can take a photo in class and send it with the task details. This should keep your school work on target without falling behind.

Currently available for Android and iOS for free.

Using your smartphone to stay organised

If a simple to do list is what you need, then Todoist is the one for you.

The appeal to this app is the simplicity. There are a whole bunch of features if you need them. By setting different tasks a priority level it can help you in the simplest way. Another option is to group them together and lets you separate work and personal items. It will also remember any recurring tasks just so that you don’t need to. Although it’s free, with the premium version you get location based reminders, achievement charts and automatic backups.

Currently available for both Android and iOS, the premium version costs £28 per year.

Using your smartphone to stay organised

Another way of saving time is by using Pocket, a great little offline cache application.

So rather than wasting time when you have an internet connection, simply save it and revisit it when you have more time. This is great as you can directly save content from your browser and watch it later even without an internet connection. It works with all social media and also email inboxes. You can even organise the collected content into categories to find it a lot quicker. Once you have collected a few lists, it can start recommending related articles to view. If you install it on multiple devices, you can even share the content between them even to a computer. I think this is great to use on the metro or any other places without internet and saves time in the long run.

Currently available for Android and iOS for free.

Using your smartphone to stay organised

Last, but no means least is Expensify, an awesome little business expense tool.

Save so much time by not having to collect crumpled pieces of paper that used to resemble a receipt. You just simply take a photo with your phone of the receipt and it logs it for you. You can export to any chosen accounting software. You can even set up rules to flag up certain expenses that might need more authorisation. You can also set up electronic statements to be automatically forwarded to a location and it will scan those in too. There are even some basic accounting reports it can produce for you. It’s a great hassle free piece of software that really helps you save time and keep organised.

 

Currently available for Android and iOS for free, with plans starting at £4 per month.

 

Hope this guide helps you guys out and also make better use of your smartphones in some way. I know all these apps significantly improved my life at some point.

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An electric folding bike that’s actually light? Meet the Hummingbird

An electric folding bike thats actually light? Meet the Hummingbird
Folding bikes are just the thing if you want to commute to work and use some public transport. Ride to the train station, avoid the insane parking fees, fold it up, then hop on the train and ride into work at the other end. When you get there, simply fold it up while you’re working. Brilliant.

The trouble is, especially in this weather, you can get all sweaty and hot when peddling in. What is your clever folding bike was electric? Well, that’s just what we have here, and it’s from Prodrive. Yes, Prodrive. The people who do motorsport programmes for Aston Martin, MINI and VW. They’ve created a foldable bike which is just 10.3kg, but it’s electric, and it’s got a top speed of 25kph. That’s a nudge over 15.5mph. The range is over 30km, which is over 18 miles. The bike features the highest power-to-weight ratio on the market for its class.

Now, this is all great but you do need to consider a couple of other things. First, the Hummingbird non-electric version only weighs 6.9Kg. Secondly, prices start at​ £4,495… which is a lot.
An electric folding bike thats actually light? Meet the Hummingbird

Head to HummingBirdBike.com for more information. This is a bike which is made in Britain and can be charged in two hours. Not only that, but you can control it remotely via a smartphone app.​ This will show the usage and you can control the power via Bluetooth. You can also do online diagnosis, bike-oriented navigation, mobility stats and other social functions. Not only that, but as a security measure you can also lock the rear wheel.

There’s no separate battery and the brushless 250 W motor plus the 160 Wh lithium battery is packed into a discreet rear wheel hub. It’ll cleverly sense the needs of the ride, delivering the right amount of power when you need it. Just start cycling and then back pedal three revolutions to start the motor. It’ll automatically shut down after you’re stopped moving.

Visit HummingBirdBike.com for more information.

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O2 to sell unlocked devices

Back in 2014, UK network Three made the bold move of selling all their devices unlocked giving customers freedom to Sim swap

O2 have just announced they are to offer the same from this month, with all phones to be unlocked by the end of the month that are on sale.

This includes iPhones which cannot be unlocked via code so were tricky to use 3rd party companies to unlock within the contract period.

O2 to sell unlocked devices

From this month, O2 will begin selling devices that are no longer locked to their network, giving customers full flexibility to use their device how they wish.

While there will be a short transition period where a few handsets will still be locked, the process is expected to be fully in action later this month.

Anyone with an existing locked phone can fill in an online form to get this done quickly and easily.

Both EE and Vodafone still lock their phones if sold directly and each offer their ownpolocy on unlocking, hopefully they will follow suit soon.

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Oh moto – how cheap?

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I get it, I really do. I get that a manufacturer will build slightly different products for different markets. There are different LTE bands to consider, and maybe the charger will be different. You may even want to change the packaging, depending on how big of a push you want to make into a market. That’s cool. That’s life.

But I thought the days of messing with a phone’s internal specs were long gone, to the same place that the Dodo and the Samsung Galaxy S2 and all its multiple variants ended up.

Not so, says Motorola, now owned by Lenovo.

Take the Moto E5 Plus. As I’ve mentioned multiple times on the CoolSmartPhone podcast, I needed a phone to tide me over until October, so I didn’t want to push the boat out in terms of cost.

My current phone thinks it is doing me a favour if it lasts for 4.5 hours between charges. I’ve gotten to accept that there’ll be a regular 1-2 second pause between screen press and response. It’s par for the course of an older processor being taxed to do modern things (like, I dunno, YouTube, WhatsApp?) that it wasn’t designed for.

Don’t get me wrong, I still love it. The screen brightness follows its own internal curve up the luminescence ladder, and that just adds to the charm for me. However, I really do like my mobile phone to be… mobile.

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In any case, the E5 Plus will do me nicely. We finally have an indicative price of £150, which isn’t bad for the specs. We are getting a 6 inch, 720p screen, and a 5000 mAh battery, with a fingerprint scanner, and space for an SD card to expand memory. There’s even a 12 MP main camera, and if it doesn’t do well in low light, so what? I can live with the lens flare that shows up near on every time it encounters light sources in the dark. I can go back to Micro USB for one more phone, even though moto has put USB C on most of their phones already and have already confirmed that next year will be all USB C only throughout their range.

The point I’m trying to make is that I’m not expecting the world. It’s a hundred and fifty quid for a phone that will never receive an OS update, ever. That’s been confirmed. Cool. I’ll still get security patches, which is by far and away the most important thing for me right now. £150, right?

You know what else I wasn’t expecting?

That the U.S. would get a 15 watt fast-charger and the rest of the world only gets a 10 watt fast-charger.

And that the default option for the U.S. is the 3GB of RAM, 32GB of storage. That everyone else will get the 2GB, 16GB version. And yes, they say the more roomy version will be available, but I very much doubt whether it will be available for long, and if it does stay for a while, whether it’s made so cost-ineffective when compared to the Moto G6 range, that nobody in their right minds will choose the 3GB E5 Plus variant.

At least, the one we do have will keep moto(r)ing along… but there are also rumblings that the U.S. gets the Qualcomm 435 processor, and everyone else… won’t. Most likely, it’ll be the 425, we think.

Oh moto   how cheap?

I totally understand that the U.S market is important, and that Motorola – sorry, Lenovo, under the Moto brand – want to make inroads in the budget market. But it all means that the rest of the world is getting a slower phone with less storage and less RAM, and it will take longer to charge. That just isn’t even close to the same experience.

Oh, and I forgot to mention pricing. At $180 and, say 7% sales tax, that comes up to $192 and change. Convert that to English pounds and you get a little over £145. That’s £5 more we get to pay, for a fundamentally worse phone.

When it rains, it pours. But don’t let it pour on the phone because there’s no IP rating. Which is cool, because it was only a £150 phone, remember?

Oh, moto.

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ZTE Allowed to Return to Business

The U.S. Commerce Department has lifted its ban on U.S. companies doing business with Chinese phone and telecom equipment maker ZTE. The company can now resume operations, after all but shutting down since April due to the ban. The company is highly dependent on U.S. companies, including Qualcomm and Google, for its smartphone chips and software. The deal to lift the ban was done at the instruction of President Trump, and includes a $1 billion fine and a complete change of ZTE leadership. Today’s action marks the end of a years-long saga that started when ZTE was caught selling equipment to North Korea and Iran in violation of a U.S. embargo.

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HTC drops U11 and U11+ prices

HTC drops U11 and U11+ prices
Right now, if you sign up for the HTC Club (which is basically a newsletter) you can get 10% off the HTC U11 and the HTC U11+.

This means that the HTC U11 (64GB) is now down to £323.19 instead of £359.10. It was £399 before that. Meanwhile, the U11+ is just £485.19 and was £539.10. Before than it was £599.

Both devices have USonic headsets, active noise cancellation and HTC Edge Sense.

If you’re still deciding, check out HTC U11 review plus our HTC U11+ coverage from last year.

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FCC Chair Outlines 5G Auction Plan

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai this week announced his plan for auctioning off five specific swaths of millimeter-wave spectrum for 5G services. While industry leaders have been calling for one auction process, Pai is proposing three auctions between November and the end of 2019. The auction for the 28 GHz band would start November 14th, with the 24GHz auction to follow “immediately afterward”. A unified auction for the 37 GHz, 39 GHz, and 47 GHz bands would happen in the second half of 2019. The plan also calls for dividing up the 37 GHz, 39 GHz, and 47 GHz bands into uniform 100 MHz license blocks, so they can more easily be auctioned together. A “cleanup” of the 39 GHz band would precede the latter auction. The 39 GHz band is currently used for point-to-point microwave, including wireless backhaul for mobile networks. The plan will be voted on at the FCC’s August 2nd meeting.

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OnePlus 6 Red – Hands on

The OnePlus 6 has been a huge success for the company. Many new customers have joined the OnePlus movement, ditching more well-known phones in the process.

We were lucky enough to be at the launch event in London, but also to have a device before launch to cover in a full review as well as additional coverage.

I have been using the Mirror Black model since then, with it becoming my daily driver. I have grown to appreciate it even more than I did when I first got hold of it.

There was also a more frosted looking black model available at launch which looks beautiful, but it was the Silk White version that caught a lot of the attention, with good reason too.

Whilst I only got a brief hands on time with the white model, the company have since launched a brand new colour which looks absolutely stunning – a beautiful Red model.

We covered the announcement recently, but thanks to our friends at OnePlus we now have a real working device to show off in all its beauty.

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Which should you buy?

This will be a personal choice depending on the colour selection, but I expect many have already rushed out to get one of the launch models and now have a tough decision on whether to sell and get the red model, or stick with their launch colour.

My thoughts on all the colours are as follows.

Mirror Black

This is the model I have and use daily, yes it may attract fingerprints on the back like crazy, but most people will use a case anyway – there’s one in the box. I was lucky to have a choice of covers but often go back to the free supplied one as it’s clear and shows off the design while keeping protected.

Midnight Black

When you look at this model you would almost think it is a matte finish. In fact it’s the same glass back found on the other models, just with different techniques to give it the matte look… and it looks great!

This is my personal favourite.

Silk White

I love white phones personally, and more so with the OnePlus 6 due to the design and materials used. Here you get a stunning finish in crushed pearl that looks and feels premium to use.

I only wish they did a version with a white front to match.

Red

This is the latest colour and it really does stand out.

With red under the glass and around the sides is paired with the gold accents around the camera and fingerprint reader. It makes the OnePlus 6 Red perhaps the the best version that the company have ever made.

A big thanks to OnePlus for sending over a new red version of the OnePlus 6 for us to check out and cover on the site.

Now….which one are you going to order?

All colours are now on sale online at the official OnePlus store ready for you to order right now.

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