Note 10 prices leaked

Note 10 prices leaked

It’s not too long now until the latest device in Samsung’s Note series, the Note 10 will be announced at an Unpacked Event on 7th August. I for one am eagerly awaiting to see this new device, with a view to upgrading my current Note 9. The internet has been awash with leaks of the dimensions and specs of this new device, but nothing about possible prices.

Well, that was until now. WinFuture journalist Roland Quandt has leaked that the Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10 Plus will come with 256GB storage, and the starting device is tipped to have a recommended price of 999 euros, which is £ 896 or $1,126. I bet it arrives at £999, with the Pro/Plus model coming in at 1,149 euros, £1030 or $1,249.

Note 10 prices leaked

If these prices are correct that would mean that the Note 10 would retail the same as the 128GB Galaxy s10’s price in Europe at 999 Euros but it looks like your going to get double the storage at 256GB.

As always it’s possible Samsung’s final pricing could change, and retailers will undoubtedly have their own deals and price differences. In any event, this gives us a good idea of what to expect when the Galaxy Note 10 series hits Europe. Pricing in other regions will likely differ due to taxes and other factors.

Other rumoured specs include :-

  • The Galaxy Note 10 series is expected to offer a center-mounted punch-hole camera cutout,
  • Either Exynos or Snapdragon 855 chipset.
  • Bluetooth-enabled S-Pen.
  • Both the 3.5mm and Bixby button have been removed
  • 6.4-inch display on the standard model
  • 6.7-inch screen on the Pro/Plus model.
  • Triple camera set up on the standard model.
  • a bigger battery and four rear cameras on the Pro/Plus model

Are you interested in the latest Samsung Flagship, let us know in the comments below

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Vodafone 5G – I feel the need, the need for speed.

Vodafone 5G   I feel the need, the need for speed.
Imagine you’re the marketing boss of a major network and you want someone to represent your company. Imagine that your network is about to launch a super-speedy new 5G technology which will fire data into phones faster than a bullet.

Who would you choose?

Usain Bolt? Well yes, he’s quick, but Virgin Media have pinched him already.

Who else is quick?

AHA! Bingo! Lewis Hamilton!

That’s it, you’re done, you can go home early.

Vodafone 5G   I feel the need, the need for speed.

Indeed, this is what has happened as Vodafone’s has announced Lewis as the first ever UK 5G ambassador. He’s the Formula 1 Five-Time World Champion and knows quite a bit about speed.

The Vodafone 5G network is now live in seven cities and will be live across 19 towns and cities by the end of this year. Here’s some pictures from the event. You can check the 5G coverage here. Currently Bristol, Birmingham, Cardiff, Glasgow, Liverpool, London and Manchester are covered but Newbury and the Isles Of Scilly have just gone live too

If you’re in Birkenhead, Blackpool, Bournemouth, Guildford, Portsmouth, Plymouth, Reading, Southampton, Stoke-on-Trent and Wolverhampton, you’re next.

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Lanmodo Night Vision System now getting even better

Lanmodo Night Vision System now getting even better
This is the LANMODO Night Vision camera. It’s been available for a while now and sits rather nicely on your dashboard, offering up a wide-angle video of your surroundings. Ideal for driving safety but especially good for those instances where there’s poor visibility or darkness.

Lanmodo Night Vision System now getting even better

The 8.2″ IPS screen presents a clearer view of the road ahead, thanks to the HD quality and image processing. In fact, you may have noticed something similar if you’ve ever been a passenger in a moving car – holding up your phone and filming the road ahead actually reveals a clearer image through the screen that with your eyes. It is, though, a little expensive.

The existing “Vast” system is now being made even better though, and if you jump onto this page then you can subscribe to hear about the new higher resolution one. You can even get involved in the Indiegogo funding and get one for a whole lot less. There’s added anti-glare, a better rear camera resolution, picture-in-picture footage, a microSD card, parking monitoring and lots more.

Head to their website to learn more.

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Go and Snatch. Win prizes and get fit too!

Go and Snatch. Win prizes and get fit too!
Fancy grabbing some Snatch action? Now you can thanks to a radical new AR free-to-play mobile game. This one has you engaging with your favourite brands and you get the chance to win some exclusive prizes!

To get involved, you download “Snatch” from the App Store or Google Play and head out to discover virtual parcels scattered across an AR map. You then have to defend them until they are ready to unlock. Once they do, you win the rewards inside. Prizes come from the likes of Under Armour, Virgin Wines, Hotels.com, and Tidal. Not only that, but you can win real cash too!

Being in the right place at the right time sounds like something I usually do when playing games like SCR888, however with this you’re actively encouraged to head out, walk and run to the virtual parcels in order to be a winner.

Go and Snatch. Win prizes and get fit too!
Go and Snatch. Win prizes and get fit too!

The prize-pot also includes products, experiences, subscriptions, discounts and exclusive offers. During the beta testing, prizes included a house deposit, a trip to New York to attend a movie premiere and an 18-carat gold jar of Marmite!

Once a parcel has found, you’ll need to use your collection of defence and attack tools so that you can unlock the reward inside. Players can also Snatch parcels from friends, rivals or even strangers nearby!

Go and Snatch. Win prizes and get fit too!

Snatch Product Director Vishaal Vadher tells us..

Snatch is an exciting mobile game that utilises the technology in everyone’s pockets. A geocache game with an AR twist, it takes real players on real-world adventures with their friends – giving them the chance to win amazing prizes along the way. Whether you love certain brands and want to get your hands on the latest products or subscriptions, or you are purely in it for the mischief of Snatching parcels from other players – Snatch puts a world of rewards at your fingertips.

If nothing else, this will definitely help with the summer keep fit regime, as people get out and about to try and win prizes! Head to snatchhq.com for more information.

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Why every iPhone owner should use a VPN

Why every iPhone owner should use a VPN
OK, let’s talk about VPNs. This is usually the point at which most people lose interest though, because an acronym alone is enough to make people switch off. Put simply, a VPN will secure your smartphone connection and encrypt the traffic going over the web.

So why do you need this? A few people have asked me, “Surely if things were dangerous, a VPN would be the default setting on all smartphones, right”?

Well, yes, but the problem comes when you’re eager to monitor your data usage. A local coffee shop will offer free WiFi, so will your nearest pub. The restaurant up the road. Maybe even the place swapping your car tyres. It’s so tempting to jump onto their WiFi to save the data that you’d normally be using through your phone package.

But, especially when it’s a free WiFi hotspot, your data is being sent “in the clear” to the WiFi equipment in question. The owner of the coffee shop will know what websites you’re looking at, how long you’re on there and more. Whilst many coffee shop owners won’t bother doing this, it’s all too easy for someone to fire up a hotspot on their phone and have a hotspot that “appears” to be owned by the shop. As an example, I could easily fire one up now and call it “McDonalds Free WiFi” without a password and, simply by sitting outside the restaurant. This would let me see lots of activity.

Why every iPhone owner should use a VPN

Take Precautions

You can disguise your traffic and your activities by making yourself virtually invisible with a VPN. This is easy enough to do and masks your identity by creating a private connection between you and the provider of the VPN.  Your IP address will not be visible to anyone searching for targets.

This is especially valuable if you are using public WiFi.  Your VPN will create a secure connection.  Anyone trolling to see who’s using the WiFi will see the IP address of the VPN provider instead of yours.  If they do try to hack in, they’ll run smack into the high-level security of the VPN and be unable to access your data.

VPNs also encrypt the data going out of and into your device.  This prevents unwanted visitors from tracking your movements online or looking in when you put in your online credentials, such as user name and passwords for online banking.

Finding The Right VPN Provider For You

If you start searching online or at the app store for VPN providers, you will find no shortage of choices.  There are paid services and free services of all shapes and sizes.  Here are a few things you should know when shopping for iPhone VPNs:

Free VPN services sound great, but you get what you pay for.  Many of the free VPNs will log your visits and sell off your data to third-parties.  Others will show advertising in exchange for the free use, but this opens up your mobile device to malicious code, malware, adware, or tracking software embedded in the ad.  Some will have bandwidth limits or throttle speeds depending on usage.

Why every iPhone owner should use a VPN

You want to make sure the VPN you choose does not log your traffic or record your movements.  Even some that say they don’t sell the data still do record your online movements, which could be vulnerable to hackers if they get into the VPN servers somehow.  Stick with a service that encrypts everything and does not log what you do.

Opt for higher-end encryption for the best protection.  You want to have AES 256-bit military-grade encryption at a minimum.  This is the same encryption used by the U.S. government for top-secret documents.

Make sure the VPN you select will work with your device and operating system.  Not all VPNs work on all platforms.  Check to see how many devices are allowed to use the VPN to connect simultaneously if other family members might want to use the same internet connection at the same time.

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Huawei shares real user stories

Huawei shares real user stories
Alright, so we’ve got the glossy smartphone adverts with people attending parties, having fun and generally enjoying themselves. We also get the ads where some businessman is running to catch a train as he listens to music, deals with emails and accepts calendar appointments. Then there’s those ones with people running, connecting their fitness bands and checking how well they’ve performed.

All lovely, but it’s just like the adverts for cars. You see these brand new, polished motors flying down empty country roads, with happy and contented drivers enjoying a stress-free glide across rough terrain. The reality, when you buy the car, is that you’re stuck in a traffic jam just outside of Clapham.

So it’s good to see Huawei cooming out with an advert that’s a little different. It’s called “Huawei True Stories” and is a bit more “real” than other adverts. Take a look…

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Sprint Launches 5G in Chicago

Sprint is launching its 5G network in Chicago this week. Utilizing the company’s 2.6 GHz (band 41) spectrum, the network offers better coverage and building penetration than the mmWave 5G networks launched by other companies in Chicago to date. The coverage area reaches from the historic IL-64 in the north to Stevenson Expressway in the south, and as far as California Avenue in the west. It covers 700,000 people. Chicago joins Atlanta, Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, and Kansas City among Sprint’s 5G cities, and the company promises to launch 5G in Los Angeles, New York City, Phoenix, and Washington, DC “in the coming weeks”. Sprint customers in Chicago will be able to buy a 5G device starting Friday, July 12th. Sprint currently offers the LG V50 ThinQ 5G and Samsung Galaxy S10 5G.

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Qualcomm, T-Mobile Successfully Test First Full-Featured 5G Modem

Qualcomm and T-Mobile have successfully completed the first data call using Qualcomm’s X55 modem, the first 5G chip for phones to support all 5G networks to be launched in the US in 2019, including T-Mobile’s band 71 (600 MHz). All 5G phones currently on the market in the US use the X50 chip, which only supports mmWave bands and TDD bands such as Sprint’s band 41. mmWave bands offer high speeds, but short range and poor building penetration. US carriers will only offer mmWave 5G in central areas of major cities. T-Mobile and AT&T will offer broader 5G coverage using sub-6-GHz FDD bands later this year, and the first phones in the US to support those networks will use this new X55 chip.

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Saving cash on your next smartphone. It’s so easy, why aren’t more people doing it?

Saving cash on your next smartphone. Its so easy, why arent more people doing it?
Remember when I bought a reconditioned phone? Well, that particular post still gets quite a bit of interest, so I wanted to follow up with an update, because I’ve been asked recently to perform the same “trick” for a friend.

The thing is, there’s no real trick to this. It’s easy and simple enough, and it only takes a small amount of additional work.

Why go into a phone store and just upgrade? You’re going to get sold a phone that someone else thinks is good and you’re going to be paying £50 per month for it, and you’ll probably be tied into a contract for two to three years. Sure, yes, it’s quick. It’s easy and you’re getting a brand new phone. However, the refurbished route is well worth trying. You’ll get a phone which has been professionally checked and one which is in perfect working order.

There are, as we’ve covered before, a few things to check if you’re looking for a reconditioned handset. First is the quality categorisation. Like any second-hand item, things are more expensive if they’re in better condition.

First up there are the “Pristine” condition phones, which have absolutely no signs of wear. They’re virtually the same as a new phone. Then you have “Very Good”, which have very light signs of usage. Following that, there’s “Good” refurbished phones which have moderate signs of use. Finally, there’s the “Fair” condition phones which are the cheapest and may have dents, cracks and heavy signs of use. All phones will have been fully tested though, and you can be sure that they’re working.

Saving cash on your next smartphone. Its so easy, why arent more people doing it?

I ended up on The Big Phone Store as they have a sizeable range of used phones. You simply set yourself a budget and then you can get hunting. There’s Apple iPhone handsets, Samsung Galaxy devices plus a wide range from Acer, Google, Nokia and Sony. As I type, you can get an iPhone 7 for less than £155 (Fair quality, unlocked and with 32GB of storage).

Worried about buying a “Fair” handset? Well, don’t be. Usually you’ll be sticking a case on the phone, which will hide any scratches on the back and side of the phone. Also, all of the phones I looked at had something important – a full warranty. The length varies depending on the quality, with “Pristine” phones getting a 12-month warranty, “Very Good” phones having a 6-month warranty and “Fair” phones getting a 3-month warranty.

Next step? Once you’ve received your phone, you can then shop around for a SIM-only plan. These will be cheaper than a traditional phone contract because you’re not including the cost of the phone. Also, if you get an unlocked refurbished phone, you can shop around and hop around between different networks – giving you the freedom to alter the plan to your needs.

So, don’t be afraid, give a refurbished phone a try next time you’re looking to buy a smartphone.

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Verizon Picks up Alcatel Go Flip

Verizon today started selling the Alcatel Go Flip V, a close cousin of the similar-looking feature phone Alcatel offers on other US carriers as the Go Flip, MyFlip, QuickFlip, and Cingular Flip 2. Unlike those other models — which run KaiOS — the Go Flip V runs custom software based on AOSP (open-source Android), with more memory (both RAM and storage) to support the more-demanding software. (Like other feature phones based on AOSP, it cannot run third-party Android apps.) Other than the software and memory, the phone’s features match related models on other carriers, including the large 1.44-inch outer color display, 2.8-inch main display, large buttons, 2-megapixel camera, HD video capture, memory card slot, mobile hotspot, 3.5mm audio jack, and Wi-Fi. The Go Flip V also supports HD Voice, Voice over LTE, Voice over Wi-Fi, RTT, TTY, and M4/T4 hearing-aid compatibility.

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