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We knew that the "notch" from the iPhone X is going to make a debut on a bunch of Android smartphones this year and as expected, the OnePlus 6 is going to be one of them as well. In fact, in an interview with The Verge, Director and co-founder Carl Pei even admitted to the fact that the upcoming OnePlus 6 will sport the notch because of the iPhone X! On being asked if OnePlus would have adopted the notch had it not been for the iPhone X, this is what he said;
"Maybe not as fast. But we have access to the roadmaps of all the screen manufacturers, and when they gave us the opportunity to make cutouts at the top of the screen, it just made sense." - Carl Pei.
If that's not copying, then it would be hard to define the term! In my humble opinion, it makes no sense in buying a phone that clearly draws its "inspiration" from the latest iPhones way too closely because irrespective of how good it may or may not be, it would still be known as an iPhone X clone. When you are going to spend $500+ on a smartphone, that's not a tag which you would want to carry around to be honest. Besides, OnePlus doesn't seem to be bothered with being the innovator and disruptor that it once was in the smartphone market. Finally, why on earth would anyone put a notch on their product! It may add to the aesthetic value, but as far as utility is concerned, it would essentially cut down the screen size while watching videos.
Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)
The new iPhone 12 Pro is here and it comes with a wave of new features and cool stuff. But what we like most about it, is its upgraded and super fast processor. The phone has Apple's latest processor - the A14 Bionic. It allows you to load apps and games much faster than ever before. It can also do really fast software and hardware processing to create a stunning photography experience without any glitch.
If you are many iPhone users who love to take photos and shoot videos with their phones, you are going to love the auto-focus feature that comes with the iPhone 12 pro model. The phone has three 12-megapixel cameras on the rear side of the phone with a 12-megapixel camera on the front side and a LiDAR scanner. All three cameras together can take intelligent photo features like smart HDR 3, Deep fusion, Portrait mode, as well as night mode for letting you take pictures in low-light conditions. And because of the LiDAR scanner, the auto-focus of the camera is super fast too.
Apple has also redesigned its phone's exterior this year. Which means you are getting a four-times tougher phone. This is partially due to the new material Apple has used to manufacture their phone - called a ceramic shield. This new material isn't even glass, but nano-ceramic crystals that are transparent. The result is a phone that is super tougher even without a case.
The new iPhone 12 pro has the new MagSafe charging accessory which makes the charging process a lot easier and faster. All you have to do is to snap the wireless charger onto the backside of the phone and it starts to charge the batteries. MagSafe charges at twice the speed of standard wireless charging pads.
Last but not the least, the iPhone 12 Pro has support for the 5G network. That's right. The latest iPhone is future proof. Whether you are watching a movie, playing an online game, or downloading files, you can do it at a much faster speed. This feature may not be exciting for everyone because support for 5G is still limited and we may not have it in every part of the world in a couple of years. But you can benefit from it if you are living in an area that has a 5G network.
The iPhone has inspired generations, set new trends in the design and tech industry, and set high standards for mobile phone manufacturers. While rumors and leaks are nothing new to the tech world, here are a few rumors we have gathered up. So far, Apple has held its launch event in the second week of September and normally on a Tuesday. This year, we were expecting the launch event to be held on 8 September but as we are going through the unprecedented times of pandemic, Apple had to break its own pattern and launched the iPhone 12 on October 14. If the company decided to stick to its old pattern, the iPhone 13 event will likely take place on 7 September.
With the iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone 12 Pro Max launched this year, we will likely have iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Pro, and iPhone 13 Pro Max next year. With the iPhone 12 series offering an OLED display, it is likely to repeat the display for iPhone 13 models. There were reports of a higher refresh rate for the iPhone 13 models with Pro Max having up to 120Hz refresh rate. Some rumors suggest an in-display fingerprint sensor for the iPhone 13 models.
There aren't any rumors about the camera specs but as always, the iPhone will get better and improved camera sensors for the iPhone 13. There is a good reason to predict that the upcoming iPhone series will offer the 5G network support and these probably run on an A15 processing chip and iOS 15 software. Several reports suggest that iPhone 13 would have a smaller notch, yet all the Face ID sensors will be present in the notch area. Another rumor says that Apple filed a patent for a notch-free phone but it will raise concerns for users who are keen to keep their Face ID options.
The iPhone 12 mini is probably the smallest and most affordable iPhone. It seems to be designed for people who want the newest iPhone, super-fast processing speeds, latest photography technology, and 5G connectivity, but don't want to spend their whole salary on just a phone. Launched alongside the iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone 12 Pro Max, the iPhone 12 mini is the smallest, thinnest, and lightest iPhone which seems to give tough competition to rivals. But the phone isn't small in terms of features at all.
This new iPhone is a trend-breaker as Apple has never made an affordable variant of a flagship smartphone before. And it's clearly recognizing the tough competition and demand for budget-friendly smartphones. If you're interested in buying the new iPhone 12 mini, this article contains all the information you'll need to know before making a purchase decision. The iPhone 12 mini starts at $699 / £699 / AU$1,199. That's for 64GB of storage, and the price goes up for more storage. The iPhone 12 mini comes without earbuds in the box.
The iPhone 12 mini looks are similar to the regular iPhone 12 model, other than being smaller. Both phones have lots of similar features with the iPhone 11, but the phone looks somehow similar to iPhone 5S - as it has flat edges like an older iPhone, but the aluminum builds, square rear camera block and screen with a big notch in the middle are taken from the iPhone 11. The phone has IP68 protection, so it's dust-proof and can withstand dunks in water to a depth of six meters for up to half an hour.
Apple calls the iPhone 12 mini "the smallest, thinnest, lightest 5G phone in the world", and given how big most 5G phones are, that sounds pretty reasonable and a smart marketing move. The iPhone 12 mini comes in black, white, red, navy, and pale green colors. It's also got the same MagSafe magnetic ring at the back, enabling you to clip on cases, wallets, and wireless charging pads. The cameras here are a 12MP f/1.6 main and 12MP f/2.4 ultra-wide snapper, and that's the same as the iPhone 12. There's video recording at 4K 60fps, which is pretty good. Apple improved Night Mode, which is available for both the rear and front cameras, and which apparently picks up 27% more light than the Night Mode on its predecessor.
Although, it's been only a few months since the iPhone 12 came on the market. Apple is already working to release its next flagship smartphone - the iPhone 13. It is expecting to include four different models - the iPhone 13, the iPhone 13 mini, the iPhone 13 Pro, and the iPhone 13 Pro Max. But when can we expect Apple to release its next phone?
Apple hasn't said anything on the release date, but based on Apple's release history, we can predict when the company will launch the iPhone 13 series. While the pandemic has caused some uncertainty, tech companies adopt virtual events instead of keeping delaying the release. We can expect to get a first look at the iPhone 13 at an event somewhere in September. It is too early to suggest that whether this launch event will be conducted online or have some physical presence.
A few years ago, CNET came up with a compiled Labor Day hypothesis. Based on the 2021 calendar, the Labor day rule would put the September Apple event and the unveiling of the iPhone 13 on September 8 with a September 17 release date. We don't know if this true, until Apple announces an event, and shows off the phone.
iPhone 13 is rumored to have a 120Hz always-on display that could make it easier to check the time and notifications. The always-on feature is similar to existing Android phones. Users can see the clock, battery charge percentage, and notifications as they arrive. It is expected that the 120Hz refresh rate might be limited to the iPhone 13 Pro variants.
So far, there isn't anything on a design change for the upcoming iPhone 13. Another leak suggests that the phone will be using MagSafe magnets which attach the device to the charger and other accessories and have a stronger bond than usual. Apple hasn't confirmed any of these details, so we have to wait for more leaks and news on this matter.
According to the new data from IDC Huawei's smartphone sale increased 50% in the first quarter as compared to the same time line last year. Apple's shipment dropped 30% while Samsung's fell to 8%. Apple and Samsung seems to face a setback in China whereas the Chinese tech giant is showing its statistics with proud. The new figures show Huawei is actually holding the 19% share of the global smartphone industry right now, which is its highest percentage ever. IDC said that the Chinese firm is ready to take the lead as the world's second-largest smartphone seller.
Huawei has already surpassed Apple in 2018, but the first quarter of 2019 is even more optimistic for the company. Apple's sales have been hit by weak demand in China and longer replacement cycles. Apple's CEO Tim Cook expected better results in Chinese market, but the company still reported a 22% drop in revenues in the region for its first quarter 2019. Huawei's consumer business has shown impressive growth over a few years, especially in its premium flagship smartphone area, despite being under fire globally from a US-led campaign against the company.
Huawei dominated the Chinese smartphone market in the first three months, taking a record 34% share as other rivals Oppo, Vivo, Xiaomi, and Apple all seem to struggle to get the grounds. The company alone, sold around 30 million phones in the first quarter whereas Apple managed to sale only 6.5 million phones. Apple reported 17% drop in the sale globally as compared to the last year's sale, facing the largest single-quarter decline in the history of the iPhone. In China, Huawei is only getting stronger. The company has opened more brick-and-mortar locations, pushed into rural areas and managed to attract new consumers with its smart devices and accessories.
Unlike Apple, Huawei and other Chinese smartphone makers also have a wide range of low to high-end models, so they can appeal to more cost-conscious buyers. Globally, Huawei seems to be in the position to overtake Samsung as the world's largest smartphone manufactuer in near future.
Even though it's a bit early to be throwing around comparisons as both the phones are far from being unveiled or even cited at a benchmarking app or two, here are a few things we can intelligently guess about them.
It would be particularly hard to recommend someone a Samsung smartphone after the embarrassing episode that Samsung just had with the Note 7. Nevertheless, we are pretty sure that the number one name in the smartphone business will bounce back with the S8. Having said so, the iPhone 8 will still win in this respect as they do not have any proven cases of multiple exploding phones yet.
It is always hard to predict just how powerful Apple's next chip is going to be and in spite of having seemingly less resources on pen and paper, the Apple iPhone 7 did blow the S7, S7 Edge and Note 7 out of the water in benchmarking tests like AnTuTu and Geekbench. Therefore, the iPhone 8 might just have an edge here over the S8.
This is a tough one as both the manufacturers usually endow their flagship smartphones with awesome cameras. However, the S7 did sport a slightly better rear camera this year when compared to the iPhone 7, so we will give this one to the S8.
The iPhone 7 is a beautiful device and many Android smartphones have been and continue to be "inspired" by the Apple iPhones. Samsung flagship grade smartphones on the other hand have recently been producing beautiful smartphones with curved displays. The preference will depend largely on the individual, so we will refrain from a judgement on this one.
In the latest report regarding the iPhone 8, it has been mentioned that Apple will launch three variants, instead of the two that we are accustomed to. The rumor was supplied by KGI Securities, who have an excellent track record of providing the internet with accurate leaks when it comes to Apple products. If it's indeed true, then there will be two different variants of the bigger 5.5-inch iPhone 8 (Plus), along with a single smaller 4.7-inch regular version.
1. 4.7-inch LCD display and a single camera
2. 5.5-inch LCD display and a dual rear camera setup
3. 5.5-inch OLED display and a dual rear camera setup
I am not sure, but the iPhone 8 Plus having both an LCD version, as well as an OLED version could be directly related to the fact that Samsung is unable to produce sufficient OLED panels for the upcoming iPhones. According to a report by Bloomberg, Samsung's production rate of the OLED panels isn't high enough to keep up with Apple's demand. Nevertheless, Samsung will still be the only supplier of the OLED panels to Apple till 2018, as they are already into a contract. We will find out more in the coming months.
Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)
It's no secret that the two biggest names in the smartphone business are preparing for what could be the most important year for both of them in recent history. Apple released the iPhone 7 to an overwhelming success, but unimpressed reviews from even some of its ardent fans. The Galaxy Note 7 on the other hand, exploded into (pardon the pun!) all sorts of problems even after being received extremely well by the critics on release. The phone itself had to be shut down permanently by Samsung for safety concerns. A lot depends on the success of the Galaxy S8 in 2017 for Samsung, and perhaps even more so with that of the Note 8 (or whatever Samsung decides to call it).
The 10th anniversary of the iPhone is coming up in 2017, and we are sure that Apple is going to make it particularly special with either the iPhone 7s or the iPhone 8 (or both). We will now take a look at the most prominent changes that we could be seeing in the upcoming flagships devices, as per leaks and rumors around the web.
AI assisted digital assistant
Both the Galaxy S8 and the Note 8 could sport "Bixby," an AI assisted digital assistant that is being developed by reportedly the same firm which helped in the development of Siri for the iPhone.
Most experts, including us, are quite convinced that both the S8 and the Note 8 will have iris scanners that made its debut with the Note 7 this year. Apple too, may embrace the technology as the company is currently in business with Xintec from Taiwan.
Full screen pressure sensitive display
A display with almost no bezel seems to be on the cards for the Galaxy S8, as well as the next iPhone. If you want to know what we are talking about exactly, take a look at the Mi Mix. Pressure sensitivity or Force Touch has been a part of the iPhones for over a year now, but Samsung too may embed similar pressure sensitive tech into its displays starting from 2017.
Foldable OLED display
Samsung may move to foldable displays in 2017, while Apple may shift to using OLED panels for their iPhones in 2017 in place of LCDs. Many have speculated that the rumoured 6.2-inch Galaxy S8 Plus will sport a foldable display to make it portable.
Reportedly, Qualcomm, Samsung and Apple will all move to the significantly more powerful, yet energy-efficient next generation 10nm processes to manufacture their SoC units in 2017.
Dual 20-megapixel camera sensors
Most reports are suggesting that the S8 and the Note 8 will feature dual 20-mp sensors at their back. Apple once again, already has done it with the iPhone 7 Plus.
"Safe" removable batteries
There is no denying that the Galaxy Note 7 disaster could have been somewhat controlled if only Samsung had opted for removable batteries. Let's just hope that Samsung recognizes that fact well enough to equip their upcoming smartphones with user-removable batteries.
There are plenty of other details floating about in the market regarding the upcoming superphones, but these are the most significant changes which the world is hoping to see from the two companies in their upcoming devices.
Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)
We have no doubt that iPhone and Samsung have become the biggest names in the mobile phone industry. The two mobile phones have charmed a lot of electronic device users including online casino players. But the most important thing is that everyone prefers one over the other.
Since mobile phones have become part of livelihood, the aforesaid brands have been battling to be at the summit. However, this stiff competition has been great for users and the mobile phones industry as a whole. This is because we have witnessed some great and marvellous innovations as the two giants are in pursuit of greatness.
These innovations have led us to review the brands' latest mobile phones and see which one has the edge over the other. Maybe you might need to play slots at online casinos in usa on both models to find the best one.
Mobile Phones Design
It's hard to differentiate the two cell phones by only looking at the technicalities. But once you take a closer look at them side by side you can promptly tell their dissimilar.
These good-looking phones are well designed with an all-glass back, and for Samsung, it's absolutely nothing new. The glass back makes the devices to look attractive and it also contains a magnet for a fingerprint scanner. This glass back is available on both mobile phones.
With the dominance of social media platforms such as Instagram and Snapchat, both phones have gone on to craft a dual camera that encompasses 12-megapixel lenses. If the camera is a priority then you need to spot the differences between the two.
iPhone has fixed aperture main lens that performs in conditions without colour oversaturation. However, Samsung S9 has a bit of an edge when it comes to portrait capturing. The mobile phone which is compatible with online gambling produces a low-light performance that comes with the Galaxy S9. Thumbs up to its dual camera setup.
This is another area whereby Samsung S9 should have dominated, rather it looked like iPhone managed to match their counterpart standards. Both phones support built-in battery alongside the fast and wireless charger. An iPhone X will charge the battery to 50% in 30 minutes, whilst the Galaxy S9 will charger from 10% to 60% in an hour.
iMyFone D-Back iPhone Data Recovery is a data retrieval tool that's available on both Windows and Mac OS. As you can probably already guess from the name itself, it's primarily used for recovering data from iOS powered devices like the iPhones, iPods (Touch) and iPads. In case you are wondering what makes the iMyFone D-Back iPhone Data Recovery tool so different from all the others available in the market, go through the following points to find out.
It has 4 Recovery Modes
While most data recovery tools usually offer one or at best, two recovery modes, iMyFone D-Back offers users four separate modes to significantly increase the chances of successful data retrieval. The four recovery modes are as follows.
· Smart recovery
· Recovery from iCloud backup
· Recovery from iTunes Backup
· Recovery from iOS Device
Supports Multiple Data Formats
Most of the retrieval tools available in the market for the iOS offer little more than photo, video and maybe a few document recovery options, but iMyFone D-Back take it to a whole new level by adding support for more than 20 data formats from popular and relevant apps such as Kik, WeChat, WhatsApp, messages, contacts, photos, notes, etc. Best of all, you even get to see a preview of all the recoverable data to know what you are getting, before moving ahead with the actual recovery.
Can Bring Back Data Lost Due to a Multitude of Reasons
It doesn't matter whether you deleted it unintentionally or your phone crashed, with the help of iMyFone D-Back, you can bring back data lost due to almost any possible reason. If you are still not sure about whether or not your particular problem is covered, check out the list below.
· Broken display
· Crashed OS
· Botched Jailbreak attempt
· Lost device
· Malware/virus related data loss
· Factory data reset
· Password locked/forgotten password
· Intentional/accidental deletions
Fixes iOS Issues
It might be hard to imagine that a simple retrieval tool can really do this, but it's true! iMyFone D-Back can repair issues with some of the symptoms as follows.
· Looped reboots
· Flashing screens
· Stuck on a black or white screen
· Stuck with the Apple logo on-screen
· Stuck in Recovery Mode
· Unresponsive touch screen
It's Free to Try
The sign of a good software is that it offers a trial version and iMyFone D-Back does exactly that. You can download the free trial version to see if it works for you, before actually making the purchase.
There's a Moneyback Guarantee
It's not often that a software comes with money back guarantee, so the 30-day money back guarantee which every purchase of iMyFone D-Back Recovery tool comes with, says a lot about the confidence that the developers have in their product. If you missed something in the trial version, you can check it out during the 30-day money back guarantee period and simply ask for a refund if it doesn't suit your needs. However, the chances of that happening are pretty slim and the developers are willing to bet their livelihood on it! In case you already have downloaded the software, check out the step by step guide over here.
Joyoshare iPhone Data Recovery for Mac claims to be the best iPhone data recovery software out there and it offers multiple features that makes it stand out from the rest of the competition in the market. As most reviews have already pegged down the iPhone data recovery tool as an excellent option for what it offers, it's worth taking a closer look at it to see if the features are really as good as they claim them to be.
Retrieval of 20+ Types of Data Files
If you want to just recover iPhone photos on Mac, the joyoshare iOS data recovery tool is certainly very efficient and it would serve your purpose well, but recovering photos isn't the only thing that it does. You can also use the program to recover all other kinds of data from your iPhone, which includes, but is not limited to PDF, MP3, M4V, XLS, JPG and VCF files. This means that in addition to recovering photos and videos, the iPhone data recovery program can help you to restore your deleted call records, text messages, voice mails, contacts, calendars, browser data, WhatsApp messages and just about anything and everything that might have been lost or deleted accidentally.
Joyoshare Can Recover Data from iOS, iCloud and iTunes
The Joyoshare iPhone data recovery for Mac is no slouch either when it comes to recovering data from Apple's own cloud-based services, aka iCloud and iTunes. which makes the tool a complete recovery solution. It lets you download backed up data from iTunes and iCloud right from the interface and store it locally on your Mac or PC; both devices are supported, which is an added bonus in terms of accessibility.
Support for All iOS Devices, including the iPhone X
Not only is the joyoshare iOS data recovery software compatible with the latest iOS version released, but it's also compatible with the iOS 12 beta, which means that whether you have the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus or even the iPhone X, you will be able to use all features of the data recovery tool on them. Although it says iPhone data recovery program in the name, any and all devices running on iOS is compatible with the software. Therefore, feel free to try out the recovery tool on your iPads and iPod Touch models as well.
Data Retrieval is Possible Even After a System Crash
The most common reason for data loss is accidental or unmindful deletion and joyoshare iOS data recovery is perfectly capable of retrieving the data in such situations. However, the program's capabilities go far beyond that. The recovery tool is also powerful enough to salvage data lost due to a system crash or even when you have accidentally bricked your device during a manual update. Aside from that, salvaging data from a lost, stolen, infected or even broken iOS devices is possible in most situations.
Easy-to-Use, 3-Step Interface
Retrieving iOS data from the concerned device is as easy as connecting it to your Mac or PC, scanning the device and then saving the salvaged photos and other data onto the local storage with a single click. It is likely that a lot of photos and videos that have not been deleted will also show up, but that's not really an issue since the software supports previews of the retrievable files.
Should You Download It?
The retrieval program is well equipped and testing all its features gave us some impressive results. All of the features panned out, with varying levels of success of course. The only complain we have is that it shows multiple of the pictures, videos and files that were never lost to begin with, in addition to the deleted data. Nevertheless, that is a manageable adjustment and the preview feature helps to organize the recovery process better. So, should you download the joyoshare iPhone data recovery software, the answer is a definite yes, especially since anyone can download the trial version for free right now!
GoPro action cameras are loaded with the best features available that enable users to capture the most exciting action scenes wherever they go. These digital devices aren't only capable of creating high-quality videos in 4K resolution but also producing super-clear 12MP still photographs. When talking about video processing, GoPro has the effective editing tools that can help you produce the best video content in style. Even though the makers of GoPro have their own video editing app, wouldn't it be great to look for an excellent alternative that could also deliver the same results?
VideoProc - just as the name suggests, it's a video processing tool that's particularly meant to cater to the many needs of the GoPro users, but that's not the only trick up this video processor's non-existent sleeves!
Why use VideoProc in 4K video processing and compressing?
VideoProc is not a direct alternative to GoPro Quik, Studio, Windows Movie Maker, Adobe Premier Elements, iMovie...but a solid software solution to process and touch up large HD / 4K footages from GoPro cameras in an easier way.
If you are into video processing, then you probably at least have a decent GPU in your PC, but no other video processing software takes advantage of that GPU like VideoProc. Instead of only taking partial assistance from your graphics card, you will be able to edit GoPro video files and process 4K video with Full GPU acceleration, which can increase the 4K video transcoder speed by as much as 47 times, while preserving 98% video audio quality of the original media file so it's the best software for GoPro iPhone 4K videos.
4K to 1080p - How to Process and Reduce GoPro iPhone 4K videos
Normally, a 30-min 4K 60fps video will devour the 32Gb iPhone, the video at the length of 1h48min can exhaust 64Gb memory space and 4 hours and a half will eat off the 128Gb iPhone space. Have some exciting GoPro iPhone footages in HD or 4K and want the best way to edit it? Try VideoProc to compress and reduce 4K video to store more videos.
Besides, it has a wide range of useful tools and options that will help you make your GoPro film truly professional - Delete unwanted elements in the footage, insert smooth animated transitions between video segments, apply a slow-motion effect to emphasize the most spectacular moments, add background music, and more!
Start making your GoPro movie right now - download and get VideoProc full license for PC or Mac and follow the editing tips in the tutorial below.
How to Process and Convert GoPro 4K Videos with Top Quality
Step 1. Launch VideoProc, choose the Video Process:
Step 2, Add your GoPro iPhone 4K video to VideoProc.
Step 3, In the Target format, you can find all the popular video formats. Choose H.265/HEVC, if you are using the latest iPhone supporting iOS 11 or other mobiles upgraded to Android 5.0. The HEVC codec will half the video file size with even better quality.
Step 4, Decrease the video resolution to 1920x1080. Reduce the 4K video size, you can also decrease the video resolution to 640x480, which is acceptable by iPhone, and even other mobile devices.
Step 5. Save the format adjustment, and then click Run to start the 4K video processing.
Perfect for Processing and Editing Any Video
The in-built GoPro iPhone editor in VideoProc is not only limited to editing 4K video shot from a GoPro Camera mind you, because it can handle any 4K video (all other resolutions are also supported of course) via any other devices such as DJI, iPhone, Android smartphones, camcorders, digital cameras, DSLRs, etc. as well.
Nevertheless, VideoProc is particularly useful for editing GoPro videos to remove all that shaking and blurring which inevitably becomes part of the footage when you are using a GoPro camera on the move. There's also the option to remove fisheye, or merge multiple clips together to form one complete video. Al the edit feature can be found in the Toolbox.
Should You Try It?
Do you shoot and edit videos often? Do you own a GoPro camera or any other device that you use to capture high-quality videos? Do you feel that the current video editor and processor you use doesn't really have all the features? Do you lead an active life and love recording your days? If the answer to even one of these questions is yes, then you should definitely try it, especially since you can now download VideoProc with free license code! Moreover, everyone who downloads the video processor will also be able to enter the VideoProc New Release Celebration sweepstake and stand a chance to win GoPro Hero7 and accessories.
To make it easier for users to manage their iPhone, various third-party tools and applications are available. If you are a regular iPhone user, then you must have tried iTunes in the past. Though, almost every user look for its alternative since iTunes isn't that user-friendly. Don't worry, you can still manage your data with an iPhone file manager. Transfer files from iPhone to PC or vice versa like a pro with these iOS device management tools.
1. dr.fone - Transfer (iOS)
If you are looking for the best solution to manage your iOS device, then give dr.fone - Transfer (iOS) a try. A highly secure and user-friendly tool, it comes with tons of features. You can use it to manage your photos, videos, music, contacts, messages, etc. Not just to transfer data between iPhone and computer, it can also move data between different devices as well.
Since dr.fone - Transfer (iOS) has a user-friendly interface no prior technical knowledge is needed to use it. With its powerful file manager, you can have a complete control over your device, which makes it the best iPhone file manager. Here are some of its major features:
● The iPhone manager can be used to transfer data between an iOS device and a computer easily.
● Users can also rebuild iTunes library without using iTunes or sync iTunes content with the connected device.
● Explore the saved photos, videos, music, contacts, and messages on your device. It also has a dedicated file explorer.
● Added applications like ringtone maker
● You can also transfer data from one iPhone to another iPhone or Android as well.
● Since it provides a preview of the saved data, users can perform a selective transfer.
● During the transfer process, the data is kept intact and secure.
● The application runs on Windows and Mac (free trial version available)
● Fully compatible with every leading iOS device (including iOS 12)
2. iSkysoft iPhone Transfer
Another application that you can try is from iSkysoft. The application is quite similar to dr.fone and will you transfer files from iPhone to PC and vice versa. There is also a provision to transfer data from one smartphone to another. Since users can easily explore their iPhone storage and save their data, the application can also be used to maintain its backup as well.
● The tool is extremely easy to use and is compatible with all the leading iPhone models.
● Users can get a view of their device's storage and transfer its data across different sources.
● You can easily transfer data between iPhone and computer as well as iPhone and iPhone.
● It provides a preview of our data and lets us perform a selective transfer.
● There is no need to jailbreak the device to use the application.
● It can be used to transfer photos, music, videos, contacts, and other important data files.
● There is no need to use iTunes in order to transfer data between iPhone and iTunes.
● Supports Mac and Windows systems (offers a free trial as well)
Developed by Macroplant, iExplorer is a popular iPhone file manager that will fulfill all the basic requirements of yours. It is a lightweight desktop application that is compatible with different iOS devices like iPhone, iPod, and iPad. It also supports devices running on iOS 12 as well. You can backup your data on your computer, manage your photos, view call history, and do so much more.
● The tool can let you transfer music to and from iTunes and your iPhone pretty easily.
● You can preview your photos and videos to transfer them selectively
● Read text messages stored on your iPhone and export your conversations.
● Take a backup of your data at once on your computer
● Available for Windows as well as Mac
● A free trial version is also provided so that users can explore it before buying the tool
If you are looking for a multi-purpose smartphone manager, then you can also try SynciOS. Apart from iPhone models, it is also compatible with leading Android devices as well. You can easily use it to transfer files from iPhone to PC or any other smartphone. Also, you can view the apps installed on the device and further transfer important data files like photos, videos, contacts, messages, music, ebooks, etc.
● You can easily backup your media files and even transfer them from one source to another.
● The application allows us to transfer data from one iPhone to another or between iPhone and computer.
● It comes with different applications like ringtone maker, video to audio converter, etc.
● Users can also backup their data and restore it afterward
● Available for Windows and Mac
● Both free and paid versions are available
A Quick Comparison
After getting to know about different iPhone managers, you can be a bit confused. To help you pick the best iPhone file manager, you can go through this quick comparison.
dr.fone - Transfer (iOS)
iSkysoft iPhone Transfer
Ease of use
Starts from $39.95
Starts from $39.95
Starts from $39.99
Starts from $49.95
I'm sure that after getting to know about these different iPhone tools, you would be able to transfer files from iPhone to PC like a pro. From all these tools, we recommend dr.fone - Transfer (iOS). It is a tried and tested solution that lets us take a complete control of our iOS device. You can easily move your data from iPhone and computer (or other smartphones). This is why the tool is often used by experts and now you can also make the most of your device with it.
Nearly everyone who has ever used an iPhone or a Mac has experienced a universal moment, where they all wished that they had not deleted something. Unlike how it is with Windows, once you delete something from a Mac or an iPhone, it is extremely difficult to recover that document or media file.
Your best bet is to hope that it is still in the Trash folder, or at least it was backed up to your iCloud account! If none of that is indeed what happened, or the files were corrupted after a crash or while transferring via USB, then you know you are in trouble. However, Stellar Data Recovery disagrees with that statement, as their Stellar Data Recovery Professional for Mac and iPhone can recover files from both iOS and MacOS devices even when all hope seems to be lost!
What Can the Mac and iPhone Data Recovery Software Handle?
The Mac Data Recovery Software from Stellar does exactly what it promises to do; it helps the user recover deleted files from their MacBooks and iMacs even when it may seem unrecoverable by all means. To get a proper understanding of the features, go through the following.
Recovering Data from Formatted/Corrupted Storage
Stellar Data Recovery can potentially recover a good amount of lost data, even if the hard drive or SSD has been formatted and the partitions deleted during reset. Using file-signature searching and locating techniques, it detects and collects the remaining fragments of deleted or corrupted data during the deep scan. Then the Mac recovery software puts those fragmented pieces back together, much in the same way that we put together a jigsaw puzzle. You may not recover everything, but the Stellar Data Recovery Professional Software for Mac has a very high recovery percentage in most cases.
An Even Higher Success Rate with Files Deleted Recently
If on the other hand, if your files were only deleted recently by accident, Stellar Data Recovery Professional will likely be able to recover everything, even if they are not in the Trash Bin anymore. Just make sure that you stop using your Mac immediately after you realize your mistake, and run the Stellar recovery software for a deep scan. This should prevent any deleted data from being overwritten and a 100% recovery is possible.
What Can You Recover?
The short answer is everything, because the tool is capable of finding and restoring all Mac file types. This includes, but isn't limited to the following.
- Office files: Excel, Word, PowerPoint etc.
- Photos, screenshots, videos, audio files, documents, etc.
- Files from iMovies, GarageBand, Pages, TextEdit Logic Pro, InDesign, Final Cut Pro and various other built-in or Pro app files
- Email, Messages, chats, etc.
The best part is that you can actually choose the file types that you want to recover, which streamlines the deep scan process.
What about iPhones and iPads?
Stellar has a separate iOS data recovery software that you can download for free right now. The free version has a limited set of recovery options, but the full version is quite powerful and reflects most of the same features as Stellar's own Mac Recovery tool that we just discussed.
Take a look through the following to know what you can expect from an iPhone recovery tool.
- You can recover deleted contacts, documents, photos, videos, SMSs, IM chats, call history, notes, voice recordings and voice memos
- Supports Deep Scanning, which means that you can recover up to 100% of the data lost via water damage, hard reset, booting errors, rashes, attempted jailbreaks and accidental deletions
- All data can be recovered directly from your iCloud or iTunes account, provided they were backed up
- Even though backed up data in your iCloud storage is encrypted, Stellar iOS recovery tool can access and recover them easily
- The same data recovery tool will also support and work with other iOS devices such as the iPad (Mini, Standard and Pro models) and iPod Touch
Check out the official website of Stellar, and see full set of features which these two recovery tools have to offer. Given that both software variants are free to try, while the paid versions actually sport all features promised, it is difficult not to recommend Stellar recovery pro software for Macs and iOS devices. Anyone who is on the lookout for a pro grade Mac and/or iPhone recovery software which really works, will find these to be their one stop solution.
The Top two flagships in the market is currently the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ and the Apple iPhone 6s Plus with no doubt. Today, we gonna make a simple comparison between both devices with focusing on the main key features. So let's start...
Display Resolution and Density
Build Material (Back)
Build Material (Side)
Fast charging Support
If you're in the market for a large-screen phone that can handle your extensive usage then there are two names that you must have come across - the iPhone XS Max and Galaxy Note 9. Both giants offer magnificent super-sized screens, powerful processing and beefed-up specifications.
But when it comes down to it, which one do you actually choose? We bring you an iPhone XS Max vs Galaxy Note 9 comparison that might help you make a decision.
iPhone XS Max vs Galaxy Note 9: Design
The iPhone X, with its all-new bold and attractive design, changed the smartphone game when it came out in 2017. And the iPhone XS Max, which is Apple's largest phone to date, just makes it bigger and better. The new handset retains the all-glass look of its predecessor with an edge-to-edge display, surrounded by negligible bezels and a small notch on the top, and a beautiful glass-covered back. The device is bordered by a stainless steel frame that adds to the appeal.
The Galaxy Note 9 by no means looks any less elegant. The bezel on each side of the screen remains thin, although the top and bottom chin are a bit wider than the iPhone XS Max, with Samsung still not choosing to adopt the controversial 'notched'-design. The screen merges smoothly with the glass back, giving the phone a curved feel as compared to XS Max's boxed look.
The iPhone XS Max houses a dual-camera on the top left of its rear side while the camera on the Galaxy Note 9 is placed centrally. Below it is the fingerprint sensor, something which is missing from the iPhone XS Max altogether. Another differentiating design factor is the presence of a headphone jack on the Galaxy Note 9.
Just to give you an idea of the actual dimensions, the iPhone XS Max measures at 157.5 x 77.4 x 7.7 mm and weighs 208 grams while the Galaxy Note 9 has dimensions of 161.9 x 76.4 x 8.8 mm and weighs 201 grams. Both phones are also IP68 water resistant.
One thing to note is that both the phones' heavy reliance on glass do leave them vulnerable to damage and it only makes sense that you invest in a good phone case to help prevent that.
iPhone XS Max vs Galaxy Note 9: Display
It would be fair to say that both smartphones sport a magnificent display and it would be tough to pick one over the other. Despite being smaller in size, the iPhone XS Max packs in a larger display size of 6.5-inches. The AMOLED screen has a resolution of 2688 x 1242 pixels and a density of 458 ppi. It has True Tone colour output and supports HDR 10 as well as 3D touch.
The Galaxy Note 9 has a 6.4-inch Super AMOLED screen but offers a better resolution of 2960 x 1440 pixels and density of 516 ppi. Boasting of 16 million colours and HDR 10 support, the display is sharp, bright and accurate.
iPhone XS Max vs Galaxy Note 9: Camera
The iPhone XS Max comes equipped with a dual-lens rear camera comprising of a 12-megapixel telephoto lens with ƒ/2.4 aperture and a 12-megapixel wide-angle lens with ƒ/1.8 aperture. Both feature optical image stabilisation while supporting 2x optical zoom and 10x digital zoom.
Apple's new A12 processor has made the camera system smarter with standout features like Smart HDR, that lets the system capture multiple shots and merge them into one to give better highlights and shadows, and depth control, that lets you change the depth of the field after you've taken the shot.
The Galaxy Note 9 also sports a 12-megapixel dual lens system with one snapper having a fixed aperture of ƒ/2.4 while the other one has a variable aperture between ƒ/1.5 and ƒ/2.4. Similar to XS Max, both lenses support optical image stabilisation as well as 2x optical zoom and 10x digital zoom.
The Note 9 camera is especially adept at shooting in low-light conditions while the company claims that the AI-enabled features such as the noise reduction algorithm make it impossible to take a bad picture.
On the front, the iPhone XS Max has a 7.7-megapixel camera with TrueDepth capabilities used for the Face ID unlocking and Animoji. The Note 9 comes with an 8-megapixel front camera with ƒ/1.5 aperture.
iPhone XS Max vs Galaxy Note 9: Hardware and Software
Battery life is a bone of contention in any smartphone comparison and its imperative we touch on that. The Galaxy Note 9 has the larger battery of the two, measuring at 4,000 mAh, as compared to the 3,400 mAh battery of iPhone XS Max. Both phones should easily last a day of regular usage. Wireless charging and fast charge are supported on each phone.
The iPhone XS Max is powered by the Apple A12 processor, one of the first 7nm chips. Processing capabilities have been Apple's strong point and it carries over to the XS Max which runs as smooth as silk. The Galaxy Note 9 will come with the Snapdragon 845 processor if you're in the US or China while it will run on the Exynos 9810 if you buy it outside of the two countries. To make the performance better, Samsung has included a special water carbon cooling system in Note 9.
Talking about RAM, the iPhone XS Max features a 4 GB one while the Note 9 offers two options of 6 GB and 8 GB. But this doesn't necessarily translate to faster speed in the Note 9 since iOS and Android devices manage memory differently.
The Galaxy Note 9 comes with Android Oreo 8.1 out of the box and you'll have to wait till January 2019 to update the OS to Android 9 Pie. The device also supports the S Pen. The iPhone XS Max operates on the iOS 12, which features improved notifications and battery management as well as augmented reality support.
iPhone XS Max vs Galaxy Note 9: Price
Both smartphones are one of the most expensive ones. The iPhone XS Max starts at $1,099 (£1,099) for the 64 GB model and goes up to $1,449 (£1,499) for the 512 GB model. The Galaxy Note 9 is comparatively cheaper - $1,000 (£899) for 128 GB model and $1,249 (£1,099) for the 512 GB model.
As we can see, it can be really hard to choose between the phones with each device offering excellent specs. It will eventually boil down to what features you prefer and how much you're willing to pay for them.
A company called ecoATM recently conducted a survey of 1,050 Apple iPhone owners age 18 or older.
This survey revealed that most of the respondents are very loyal to their current iPhone. When asked what new feature would make them switch from their current handset to the Samsung Galaxy S6, 26% said that nothing could get them to swap their current handset for the new S6 flagship. 32% said that a lower price point for the Galaxy S6 could entice them to switch.
What would it take for an Apple iPhone owner to switch to a Samsung phone?
According to the same survey, 24% would do it if it were a free swap, and 16% would make the trade if the Samsung handset was offered to them at a lower price point. Outside of pricing, 21% would swap their iPhone for a Samsung branded smartphone based on the latter having a longer battery life. 18% would do it for a larger screen-size and 3% would make the change if they saw a celebrity using a Samsung phone. By the way, 16% of iPhone users surveyed said that they would never exchange their iPhone for another smartphone under any condition.
So what is it that prevents iPhone users from switching to a new phone?
A quarter of the respondents with an iPhone said that the fact that their friends and family have one is a reason not to switch. 21% cite the better features on the device as the reason why they stay with it, while 19% say they exclusively use Apple products.
Now, a new report by the research firm IHS, shows that the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge 64 GB (Verizon model) costs around $290 to build. This means the handset is more expensive to make than any of Apple's latest iPhones (6, 6 PLUS), which can cost up to $263 (iPhone 6 Plus 128 GB) to manufacture. The S6 edge is obviously also more expensive to build than a Galaxy S5 ($256).
Unsurprisingly, the most expensive component inside the Galaxy S6 edge is the curved Quad HD display: at $85 per unit (you can buy a decent, complete smartphone for that kind of money), the unique, dual-curve screen accounts for 29% of the total cost of an S6 edge. The next most expensive part inside the S6 edge is the octa-core Exynos 7420 processor, which is manufactured by Samsung itself, and costs $29.50 to make.
In a world plagued by terrorists and psychopaths pretty much anywhere you can think of, it's always a bad idea to carry a gun-shaped anything at the airport. Although this should go without saying, apparently, an individual in the London Stansted Airport did not have enough common sense to know that. Alternately, it could be just a very stupid idea of a prank that went south for the man.
This person walked into the airport with a gun-shaped iPhone case, which was found on him during the mandatory security check. The photo above is for the purpose of illustration and was NOT the way in which the individual was touting the pseudo-gun. However, that did not save him from getting charged for possession of an imitation firearm in a public place, as well as for threatening behaviour to cause alarm or distress.
Popular online sites like Amazon and eBay used to list items similar to this iPhone case, but they have completely stopped selling them after recent terrorist attacks and multiple warnings by law enforcement officers issued to citizens against using anything that imitates a gun in a public place. If you were planning to buy something similar for your phone, it's probably a VERY bad idea!
Author: Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)
After the infamous scratch test video of the Note 7 that we saw earlier, we now have a video on YouTube that tests the smartphone's durability in a drop test and compares the results with that of the Note 5 and the iPhone 6s. We found the video on the YouTube channel of Zach Straley and this one actually checks out if Corning's claim of the Gorilla Glass 5 protected phone being able to survive falls from as high as shoulder height is true or not.
The results seen in the test is encouraging to be honest, although not perfect at all. As it turns out, the Super AMOLED display of the Note 7 managed to remain functional even after it was dropped from the highest point in the series of drop tests. However, in the very first drop, the back of the Note 7 cracked, while both the iPhone 6S and the Galaxy Note 5 remained in much better shape. This led us to believe that the Note 7 isn't protected by Gorilla Glass 5 at its back, although we are not fully sure about that. After the disastrous results of the scratch test, it was good to see that Corning Gorilla Glass 5 did actually manage to provide the Note 7's display with good shatter-resistance.
Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)
Recently, the Wall Street Journal (Chinese Edition) has published a piece about a new business contract between Apple and Samsung. According to their source in South Korea, the 3-year contract requires Samsung to supply OLED smartphone panels to Apple for upcoming iPhones in 2017 and beyond. Although the rumor regarding this contract has been around for a while now, this adds new credibility to it. Arguably, Apple is still talking with JDI, LG, Sharp and AUO before the deal becomes final.
The article adds previously unknown details by stating that this order involves production and supply of about 100 million 5.5-inch AMOLED displays that are possibly meant to be used in the iPhone 7s. Judging by Apple's current trend of reserving the larger 5.5-inch panels for their "Plus" models, chances are that these will be used to make the iPhone 7s Plus rather than the regular 7s. Whether they will still be calling it "7s Plus" or not, remains to be seen.
Previously, famous Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo had stated that Apple will not be releasing any OLED phones before 2018, but he has changed his opinion in light of the new situation. Now, Kuo is of the opinion that Apple will release at least one version of its future iPhones in 2017 with an OLED display. Rumors and predictions also suggest that Apple could be going back to the glass-metal design of the iPhone 6 and it is perhaps for the best.
According to research firm International Data Corporation (IDC), in spite of Samsung's best efforts to retain its customer base in light of the Note 7 disaster, many of the customers who have returned or will return their hazardous Note 7 would likely opt for an iPhone 7/iPhone 7 Plus. However, keep in mind that this conclusion was drawn after the firm conducted the survey on a very limited number of people. Nevertheless, here is what they found in a nutshell.
The survey was conducted after four days had passed since Samsung officially killed the Note 7. The group consisted of 1082 people in total and only 24 of them were actually using a Note 7. The rest consisted of people who are using a Samsung smartphone right now (483 + 24), people who used to in the past (347) and people who had no experience in using a Samsung smartphone whatsoever.
Roughly half the Note 7 population stated that they will opt for an iPhone, while most of them stated that they will go for a refund. About 17% of the 24 people carrying a Note 7 stated their wish to stay loyal to Samsung by simply opting for another Samsung device in exchange for the Note. In our opinion, the number of people with an actual Galaxy Note 7 involved in the survey is far too low to draw any reliable conclusions. While it is true that Samsung will lose a percentage of its customer base, this survey isn't inclusive enough to be taken seriously.
Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)
With the S7 and S7 Edge being just launched, the competition is heating up for the latest iPhone. In this article, we will note five points in which the S7 surpasses the iPhone 6s.
Display - To put it simply, the Super AMOLED panels by Samsung are brilliant and possibly the best in business. The S7 sports the latest iteration of that 1440p AMOLED panel and it's even brighter than that of the S6, which in itself was an excellent display. Samsung wins this one hands down.
Design - Apple phones were not known for big displays, but when they finally opted for it in the iPhone 6s Plus, the result wasn't a phone that was very comfortable to hold. The S7, despite its larger 5.1" display compared to the smaller 4.7" screen of the iPhone 6s, feels much better in hand because of Samsung's decision to round of all its edges and give it a curved back.
Micro-SD card slot - Samsung had always won on this front until last year, when they decided to ditch the expandable memory altogether. This year however, the S7 sports a SIM/micro-SD card hybrid slot that brings back the hit feature. The iPhones however have never supported expandable memory and probably never will.
Camera - An f/1.7 aperture, brighter pixel technology and a superfast focus takes the S7's camera to a whole new level. The iPhone 6s has a very good camera, but it simply cannot match up to the S7 in this aspect, especially in low-light situations.
IP 68 certification for dust and water resistance - The S7 can survive underwater for up to half an hour and is perfect for the rocky outdoors with its excellent dust resistance capabilities. The iPhone is no slouch either in this regard as it offers protection against liquid damage as well. In terms of degree however, the S7 is way ahead.
These points do not mean that the Galaxy S7 is superior to the iPhone in every way, but it does give the Korean flagship an edge over its Cupertino counterpart.
Samsung is often accused of "following" Apple's path and it seems like they are planning to do some following once again! This time around, it isn't a feature but a business model called the iPhone Upgrade Program which Apple uses to make upgrading to the latest model of the iPhone easier for their customers. Reportedly, Samsung may start something similar as well with their Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge smartphones. Initially, the leasing program will most likely be available only through the Samsung Digital Plazas in South Korea. LG Uplus, SK Telecom and KT are going to be Samsung's partners in the program in South Korea.
In the US, you are allowed to lease an iPhone 6s (16GB) at $32 per month for two years. As part of the upgrade program, the 6s can be exchanged a year later for the next iPhone, provided that you are okay with the new revised lease starting all over again. From what we have heard so far, Samsung's upgrade model will be exactly the same with the Galaxy S7 series with one addition; the customer will have to opt for a Samsung credit card in order to avail the upgrade program and pay out the lease with zero interest. With all the similar programs that are already offered by carriers like AT&T and Verizon in the US, will this be of any use to customers over here?
The Galaxy S7 is arguably the best smartphone manufactured by Samsung's and it has passed with flying colors in stress tests like water resistance and substantial drop tests. Now we have a point to point comparison of the Galaxy S7 and the iPhone 6s is terms speed and it can be seen that iPhone has won the race in real world performance.
Jerome Ortega, a YouTube channel owner did a performance test of many top devices like the Moto X Pure Edition, the Nexus 6P, the Galaxy S7 edge, and the iPhone 6s Plus.
All of these smartphones are running on a newly installed OS without any sim card along with same set of apps. This test was done to find out how quickly each device runs a series of applications.
In this scenario, the iPhone 6S Plus is backed by 2GB RAM and a dual-core A9 SoC, whereas the Galaxy S7 edge is backed by 4GB RAM and an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor. Tests have proved that, performance wise the new Snapdragon 820 CPU doesn't exceed the A9.
Contrary to the belief that the Galaxy S7 edge will emerge as the faster device, it is shocking to see the iPhone surpassing the latest competitor smoothly (check out the scores in the image above). The iPhone 6s Plus completed the test cycle 17 seconds before the Galaxy S7 edge.
The iPhone 6s is faster than the Galaxy S7 edge, which is quite commendable. It will worthwhile to note that the speed of Nexus 6P is almost same to the Galaxy S7 edge and Moto X Pure is at the bottom.
If the latest rumor from Taiwan is to be believed, then Samsung is planning to release a smaller version of its 2016 flagship smartphone. Many believe that the S7 mini will be released into the market in an attempt to compete with the upcoming iPhone SE. This idea seems even more plausible once you realise that Samsung had recently discarded its tradition of releasing "mini" versions of Galaxy S devices when it skipped on the Galaxy S6 mini last year.
As per the rumor, the S7 mini will sport the same Snapdragon 820 or the Exynos 8890 chipset as its bigger sibling, but a smaller 4.6-inch display and only 3GB of RAM. There is a possibility that the iPhone SE will be powered by the same Apple A9 chip, along with sharing other features of the 6s like Apple Pay, NFC, Live Photo and Touch ID. The iPhone SE may not have 3D Touch though. It makes sense that after learning how powerful the iPhone SE probably will be on release, Samsung has also decided not to skimp on power with the S7 mini.
The same 12-megapixel camera that is on the back of the S7 is rumored to make it to the S7 mini too, but with the additional feature of 3x optical zoom. If you consider that all of this will be encased in a body that's only 9.9mm thick, the S7 sounds like a fantastic device. However, the alleged 720p resolution might be a bit of a letdown if it actually makes it to the final version. We will soon find out if there is any truth to this rumor and when we do, you will know about it right away.
If you wondering how iPhone 7, Galaxy S7 and LG G5 can compared, when none of these phones are released yet. But the currently available information about the Galaxy S7 and the LG G5 can help us conclude that for at least one more year, performance wise the iPhone will be superior than the Android phones.
Every year a new version of the iPhone comes out, and two things are always true:
- improved camera
- best CPU and GPU performance in the market.
While using it actually, new iPhone performs better although the competitors feature better hardware specifications.
The Galaxy S7 will be backed by Samsung's Exynos 8890 octa-core processor and Qulacomm's Snapdragon 820 SoC. The LG G5 will only get the latter variant .As per the benchmark tests, the comparison between these two CPUs shows that, the Exynos is better in single-core Geekbench tests (2282 vs. 1873), and the Qualcomm ship is speedier in multi-core testing (4979 vs. 5946).
These scores are less than the iPhone 6's score got in single-core tests (2490), and more in multi-core tests (4340). If Apple can achieve the same with the dual-core processor featured in the iPhone 6s, A10 chip will surely a thing to look forward to. Also taking into account the recently performed Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 performance test, Apple's A9 processor (present in iPhone 6s Plus) is superior than the other two processors.
Following the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 which suffered from initial reports out of Korea's Samsung about overheating in early mock-ups causing a delay in the release of one of their flagship phones, the Snapdragon 820 is expected to re-establish Qualcomm's leadership position in mobile-specific microchips.
Samsung develops its own Exynos range of SoC that it puts into model variants, particularly in Asian markets, which it used when Qualcomm came up short with the 810. The Galaxy S6, S6 edge, S6 edge+ and Note 5 all used Samsung's over SoC instead of Qualcomm. However, the latter chip-maker is roaring back with its upcoming 820.
Leaked benchmark scores for both Geekbench and AnTuTu indicate that the Snapdragon 820 is likely to outperform the collection of competitors with their best 2015 releases. The benchmark scores beat the Note 5 and even matched the iPhone 6S Plus in some off-screen tests while lagging a little with the on-screen ones.
The test screenshots refer to the SD820 being used on a 6.2-inch smartphone with an eye-gouging 1600x2560 resolution with 4 GB of RAM. Clearly the 820 was being pushed hard with the sheer number of pixels being moved around on the screen during the testing on the Android 6.0 platform. In fact, the number of pixels being managed on-screen far exceeds that of the iPhone S6 Plus which likely explains the on-screen under-performance compared to the Apple model.
LeTV announced the Le Max Pro will use the 820, but Samsung is also expected to release details about the Galaxy S7 in a couple of weeks which is likely to adopt the new Qualcomm technology in some of its phone variants.
Samsung Philippines tweeted a photo mocking Apple's latest iPhone 6 Plus. Apple's CEO Steve jobs said in the past on the matter of large smartphones "No one is ever going to buy a big phone," The quote from Jobs dates from July 2010 at an event related to antenna-gate (iPhone 4 release)... However, Apple's made a pretty big 5.5" Smartphone!
As you may recall Apple released the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus at 4.7" and 5.5", respectively, a display size for smartphones, which Samsung embraced long ago. Naturally, the comment on Samsung's side is snarky and goes "Guess who surprised themselves and changed their minds."
While at it, let's also remember another popular Apple ad regarding the perfect phone size, released back when the iPhone 5 became the company's flagship.
Apple released a new lineup of devices this year... the iPad Pro, iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus and Apple Watch. All these new devices are running iOS 9 and powered by Apple A9 chipset which is said to be the most advanced and fastest CPU so far.
What you may not know that all these devices are actually Powered by Samsung, the Korean giant is the main manufacturer and supplier for the Apple A9 chip. Apple have chosen Samsung to build its CPUs since the Apple A6, admitting that Samsung is the best hardware supplier in the industry even though the companies are in a serious competition in markets and court too.
Also, Samsung has been allegedly employed to provide between 3,000 and 4,000 12-inch silicon wafers for the Apple S1 SiP (which powers the Apple Watch) each month, based on Samsung's 28nm manufacturing process for all Apple Watch variants.
This clearly tells that Samsung has a big part of the Apple's devices success.
Apple may take a page out of Samsung's book as the iPhone 8 is rumoured to sport an iris scanner for security. If you remember, the Galaxy Note 7 was the first phone to come with an in-built iris scanner and as of now, there has been no other release from any company which sports similar technology. If the rumors are true then the most expensive version of the iPhone 8 with an OLED display will be Apple's first phone with an iris scanner.
Rumors also indicate that the Galaxy S8, which will be launched next month, could sport the same iris scanner as the one we briefly saw on the Note 7, before it was discontinued. It will be interesting to see what changes Apple brings to the scanner to make it stand out from the competition. If they do indeed bundle in the iris scanner, will that justify the $1000 rumored price tag for the iPhone 8? What do you think? Let us know in the comments section.
Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)
We knew that something like this was coming but now we have confirmation. The Galaxy S8 has dethroned two flagship devices from their respective number one positions in the AnTuTu Benchmark test rankings. With a score of 205284, the S8 has officially dethroned both the OnePlus 3T (162423) as the number one Android handset on the list and the iPhone 7 Plus (181807) as the number one handset across all platforms. Check out the video here and see it happen live.
If you are wondering which chip the S8 in question is using, we are not entirely sure. It could be the Snapdragon 835 or the Exynos 8895, but whichever one it is, we doubt the results will differ by much on either. What we can tell you is that this is the Galaxy S8 that is being tested in the video, as made evident by the SM-G950 model number and the "Galaxy S8" confirmation given by AnTuTu at the end of the video. Now that we have a new king of benchmarks among us, would you be buying it when it comes out in April?
Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)
It has now been close to a month since Apple had launched the iPhone X, alongside the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. Although the iPhone X is yet to hit the stores, it wouldn't take too much guesswork to predict that it would be a hit, in spite of the hefty price tag. However, there is ample reason to believe that Samsung wouldn't mind, not this time!
The thing is, the iPhone X could make Samsung more money than even the combined sales of the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8+! You see, the beautiful full-screen AMOLED displays adorning the iPhone X's front are going to be supplied solely by Samsung and on each unit sold by Apple, Samsung will be making $110 in profit. If the estimations are right and Apple does manage to sell about 130 million of its smartphones, Samsung will make $14.3 billion from those sales! Now that's billions more than the Galaxy S8 and S8+'s estimated combined sales profit ($10.1 billion at a profit of $202/unit). So when we say that Samsung loves the iPhone X and may be even more than the S8, we are probably not wrong.
Via: Android Authority
Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)
Believe it or not, The first Apple iPhone 6 GPU benchmark results have popped up on the Basemark X testing suite, delivering a very below than expected results. The iPhone 6 scores 21,204 points only with a 750p display.
The Unbelievable thing is, the 6-month old Samsung Galaxy S5 scored 23,501 points with its Adreno 330 GPU and screen of higher 1080p resolution, which is much a much higher score than the the just released iPhone 6, considering the the S5 has double the screen restitution of the iPhone 6 (750p vs. 1080p). This is a BIG Win for Samsung...
The Apple iPhone 6 utilizes the company's latest A8 chip with a dual-core 1.4GHz Cyclone CPU and the graphics unit in the A8 is the Hexa PowerVR GX6630 GPU.
Recent leaks suggest, the Google Pixel 4a release date might be pushed even further due to the current pandemic situation and the phone could be released to July or even August. This delay might seem bad but it could give a tough competition to iPhone releasing somewhere in September. The entry-level iPhone is going to be priced at $649, whereas Google is putting its Pixel 4a for sale at $349.
The pixel 4a is rumored to feature a 5.8-inch OLED display, which would be bigger than the 5.4-inch panel on the entry-level iPhone 12. The iPhone 12 is going to have higher pixels, but not many people care to pay a bigger amount only for the sake of higher resolution.
Google Pixel 4a will likely have 128GB of storage to start with, which is almost double what iPhone SE would have. For some unknown reasons, Apple refused to adopt USB-C for fast charging, the Pixel 4a would have a USB-C port just like its predecessor and 18W charging. The iPhone 12 will reportedly stick with a lighting port. The iPhone 11 was shipped with a 5-watt charger out of the box and there is no sign that this is going to change for the iPhone 12 series.
The pixel 4a will likely to have a primary 12MP camera, compared to the wide and ultra-wide shooters on the iPhone 12. But Google has integrated highly-efficient AI algorithms that do an excellent job of delivering great results even with limited hardware. As per leaks, there will be a small punch hole camera on the front side of the phone. The iPhone 12's notch is supposed to be smaller than the one in the iPhone 11 but it will likely still be larger than the Pixel 4a's cutout.
The rumors suggest that the Pixel 4a will be powered by a Snapdragon 730 processor. This should be good enough for a mid-range smartphone, but the iPhone 12's rumored to have an A14 Bionic chip that is once again faster than any phone. The Pixel 4a would not support 5G networks which means you can't have fast browsing on the internet even when it is 5G around you.
This makes it undesirable for people who value internet speed more than the camera on the phone. Overall, the Pixel 4a is good and if you are a budget-conscious user, this should be your first preference. But if money isn't an issue or you can't live without 5G internet speed, iPhone 12 is your bet.
The Apple versus Google battle is nothing new. Each has hundreds of millions using their mobile operating systems. The introductions of Android 6.0 Marshmallow and iOS 9 have only fueled the war between hardcore fans of each platform. Each side believes their OS is best and it's even worse since Apple and Google are both offering new hardware features too.
The Android 6.0 is currently only available on Google's newer Nexus devices, such as the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P, along with some select older models.
iOS 9 is available on the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s Plus. It's also being run on older devices such as the iPad 2 and iPhone 4S.
While both mobile operating systems have their own pros and cons, the UI for each may be the deciding factor. Apple fans will love that new iOS 9 devices are upgradeable to iOS 10 while Google fans might prefer the versatile customization of Android.
Thanks PhoneArena for the screenshot
Nick Lee from Tendigi came into the lime light recently, after he managed to run Windows 95 on the Apple Watch and he has come forward once again with another hack. Apparently, Lee has managed to run Android Marshmallow on an iPhone with the help of both software and hardware. Lee modified the Android build found on the Nexus 5X expertly enough to stream it on to an iPhone. We say "stream" because this isn't a custom ROM that you can just flash on to your iPhone. Instead, the Android OS runs after you put your iPhone into the 3D-printed custom case, that has a micro-SD card slot, a micro-USB slot, an USB slot, a HDMI slot and of course, a lightning plug to connect to the iPhone.
Do you want to do this? If you do, then you better know what you are getting into because this isn't one for the layman. For starters, you will need to install an app on your iPhone and put it in the 3D-printed case, which isn't up for purchase. We could see a prominent lag in the video that Tendigi posted on YouTube, but it's still a tremendous breakthrough. Check out his instructions to know more if you are interested.
Author: Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)
Apple iPhone 6 Plus 128GB variant costs around $949.99 according to the official price list from the Apple US Store. This is the most expensive iPhone Apple ever released to date... The Question is "What Android products you can get with the same price ?".
Well, If you choose to go with Android Open-Source World, for a [$949.99] you can get a Smartphone (Nexus 5) $349 + 7" Tablet (Nexus 7) $229 + HD Streaming (Chromecast) $35 + Smartwatch (Moto 360) $249 + you'll still have a $87 left in your pocket.
So, You can get 1 iOS device or a whole Tech-set of Android devices with unlimited customizing options. Your Call!
Everyone knows that once a potential flaw is discovered in the new iPhone then all phones in existence must be tested for the same flaw. It happened with Antennagate and now it's happening with Bendgate.
The Apple iPhone 6 Plus proved easy to deform under pressure so the smaller iPhone 6 was put under the same test along with the iPhone 5s, the HTC One M8, another aluminum phone, the Motorola Moto X (2014) and the Nokia Lumia 1020.
The iPhone 6 has the same basic design as the iPhone 6 Plus but it's shorter and narrower, which gives its body more rigidity. It gave way a little bit but the problem isn't anywhere near as severe as on the big phone. Watch the Video below to find out Which phone will Bend!
SanDisk is now offering a new 128GB iXpand Flash Drive. When used with the new iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPad Air 2 or iPad mini 3 128GB models, the new iXpand Flash Drive instantly doubles the available storage for photos and videos, music, and other multimedia files.
The flash drive is encrypted and can be unlocked with the users's fingerprint, Apple Touch ID. The well-rated and full-featured iXpand Sync app, available on the App Store for iPhone and iPad allows users to automatically sync, backup and transfer photos and videos.
SanDisk also said the iXpand Sync app has added support for Apple's Touch ID sensor for iOS 8 that will allow owners of the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 5s, iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 to open, encrypt and decrypt apps and files on the iXpand Flash Drive with just their fingerprint. The 128GB version of the iXpand Flash Drive is on sale now for $149.99.
Two roommates, one with the Apple iPhone 6 and the other sporting the Samsung Galaxy S6, had a heated argument over which model is the better smartphone. The fighting intensified until both men smashed beer bottles and used the jagged edges to stab each other. One of the men received a beer bottle blow to the back of his head.
The police investigation found that alcohol was involved as both roommates had been drinking. The incident took place in Tulsa, Oklahoma before 1am early this morning, and the cops initially weren't sure if there would be charges filed. Both of the men involved were taken to an area hospital for treatment.
Local television station KTUL reported that its photographer asked the cops which phone was better, a question most likely met with an icy stare. Luckily for the cops and the neighbors, no BlackBerry or Windows Phone users joined the fray.
The DearMob iPhone Manager is popular as an encrypted, secure alternative to iTunes, that can transfer data to and from your iPhone without any of the multiple restrictions imposed by iOS. Taking a look at its many features helps us to understand why it is so popular with iPhone Users in the first place.
Faster Transfer Speed
Comparing the transfer speed of the same file with that of a few other third-party iPhone managers, we found that the DearMob iPhone Manager somehow managed to transfer media files (audio, video, image, etc.) and backup files at a faster rate. This was surprising given that no compression was observed. DearMob claims that the software can transfer as many as 100 images in 4K resolution under just 8-seconds!
Higher Storage Option than iTunes/iCloud
Compared to iTunes or iCloud, the DearMob iPhone Manager offers hardware storage options to iOS users, which is virtually unlimited, making sure that when you back up your data from an iPhone or iPad, nothing is excluded and you never run out of storage space. In case you do, just buy another external hard drive or flash drive!
Media File Transfer and Management is Complete and Seamless
Everybody likes an iPhone until they are met with the iOS's many limitations, made obvious while using iTunes. DearMob's iPhone manager essentially removes those limitations and makes the process seamless by coming with the following features built-in.
· Transfer ALL media files to and from your iPhone with a single click
· Create albums, organize and delete photos from the Manager interface itself
· View and convert HEIC image files to JPG files
· Sync all your music to and from your iPhone at a significantly faster speed
· Transfer and play music from external sources to your iPhone
· Add, delete, export and import audio files and playlists, or even make ringtones from your tracks
· Automatically converts OGG, FLAC, WMA, WAV and other unsupported audio/music files to MP3/AAC, to enable iOS compatibility
· Video compression by as much as 50% is achievable to save space
· Transfer, convert or compress 8K videos when needed
· The manager automatically converts unsupported video codecs to formats compatible with iOS
Read more on DearMob iPhone Manager giveaway, and tips on how to backup iPhone without iTunes >
Backup and Restore Made Super Simple and Fast
Our smartphones carry a lot of important personal and financial data these days, so it is imperative to back it all up every now and then to keep the data from getting lost forever, in case you forgot a password, lost the phone or the device simply died on you. The possibilities are endless, so backing up data on a regular basis is advised in general for iPhone or iPad users.
The DearMob iPhone Manager offers a simple 1-click solution for both data backups and restoration for all iOS devices in general. It makes it super easy to not only protect your data against loss via 1-click storage on any mac or Windows computer, but when you upgrade to a newer device, the restoration of the previously stored data onto the new iPhone or iPad only takes a single click as well. This is pretty much as simple as things can get on iOS or on any other platform for that matter. Unlike iTunes, DearMob iPhone Manager also enables you to selectively backup iPhone photos, videos, music, contacts and so on.
Transfer Your eBooks
iTunes doesn't allow ePub files, aka eBooks to be transferred from the iBook Library to any other device. DearMob's iPhone solution not only enables such transfers, you can basically convert any of the ePub files into PDF, TXT, HTML, etc. to even read it from your laptop or another phone or tablet that's running on Android.
What Else Does the Manager Offer?
Well, the answer is a LOT more apparently! You can install third-party applications without Jailbreaking your iDevice, mount it as a flash drive on your PC/Mac for easier and faster file transfers, sync data from Chrome, Edge, Mozilla, Opera or any other browser to Safari and even manage office files.
Perhaps what we liked most about the DearMob iPhone Manager is that in spite of offering so many features that are missing on iTunes, the interface is so simple and intuitive. It's like they took everything that was missing in iTunes and put it in a slimmer and more intuitive interface for Apple users.Given that you can basically download and try the Dearmob iPhone Manager and all of its features for free initially, on both the MacOS and Windows 10, we are inclined to say yes, the DearMob iPhone Manager is indeed worth a try and chances are, you will probably soon be using the manager a lot more than iTunes.
So you've splashed out on the latest, top-of-the-range iPhone XS or Samsung S10+. You've swiftly realized that you now have a seriously upgraded display, memory, and camera, but you're wondering what other cool stuff your state-of-the-art piece of technology can do. For the money you had to spend, it should certainly be capable of almost anything. With that in mind, here are some hacks that can enhance the way you use your smartphone. Of course, most of these things can be done on older generations as well.
One of the main things that people use their smartphones for is to play games. In fact, around 60 percent of users install some kind of game within the first week of purchase. The mobile games market is made up of simplistic games. There are puzzle offerings like Lara Croft Go, and MMO offerings like Sparta: War of Empires. Many people also like to play casino games from their mobile, and there are numerous sites such as https://www.bestcanadacasino.ca/mobile/ which choose the best mobile casinos and deals for players. All these game genres are popular, but there are ways to get more intricate, detailed titles on the phone screen as well.
A Game Boy on Your Mobile
One of the most intriguing hacks in recent years is the one which allows users to turn their device into a Nintendo Game Boy. The portable gaming platform was hugely popular in the 1990s, and the original model and the Game Boy Color have sold over 118 million units worldwide. For those who want to feel the nostalgia of playing all the classic games again, it can be done from a modern smartphone. The Wanle Gamers Console case and the Hyperskin Smartboy Mobile Device are designed to look like a Game Boy, and can play the classic game cartridges on the smartphone screen. But for those that don't want to splash out $80 or so on the kit, there is the option of installing GBA4iOS which is a Game Boy emulator.
Your Smartphone as a Remote Control
Turning your smartphone into a universal remote is another cool hack. You can download a remote control app like iRule, and sync it to numerous items around the house including light switches and consoles. For people wondering what to do with an old phone after upgrading, there are many practical uses. Some people use it as a home security camera with apps like Alfred, which is available for both iOS and Android. This is a great idea for parents who want to keep an eye on their sleeping babies while they are busy in another room. For this purpose, an old phone could also be used as an audio baby monitor when placed in the room with the little one.
There are numerous other cool ideas about how to enhance your smartphone experience. It can even be used as a makeshift Google Home device, which negates the need to splash out on the expensive device.
Always wanted to get the newest Apple iPhone but haven't enough money for it? Here, on YouMobile, we're giving you TOP-3 ideas where you can win an iPhone in 2020 for free or for small price! As said before, many of us dream of getting a brand new Apple gadget like iPhone 11 Pro Max, but not everyone has the financial opportunity to buy it in a store.
Here we will consider 3 simple ways that will surely help you to get the desired prize: these will be draws on social networks and other websites, contests from known brands and online mystery boxes!
1 - iPhone giveaways and raffles
Often, bloggers and the owner of online stores and other websites, like blogs and media, arrange the distribution of various prizes to promote their name or brand. In these draws, you can easily get free iPhone or other valuable rewards (computers, flight and cruise tickets, clothes, etc).
The conditions for participation are always different, each organizer tries to bring something new and original to the process. To take part in such draws, as a rule, you need:
subscribe to the brand page on a social network (Facebook, YouTube, Instagram) or e-mail newsletter;
pass a survey on the brand page;
earn entries on giveaway page (made, for example, on Gleam.io
correctly answer the quiz questions;
buy goods for a certain amount and register the check/purchase number;
✅ The main advantage of this way is the ability to receive a product for free by winning it in the raffle. You don't lose anything just by trying your luck.
❌ The disadvantages include a big chance of losing - there are usually a lot of people who want to take part in the competition, so it's REALLY hard to win a new Apple iPhone this way.
One of the most popular giveaways where the prizes were iPhones were ran by 9to5Mac.com, idropnews.com and thenextweb.co. On 9to5Mac you could win an Apple iPhone 11 and USB-C flash drive, at iDropNews the prize was Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max, and at TheNextWeb - iPhone 11, AirPods and Belkin wireless charging device!
2 - Contests for Apple iPhone
In addition to online sites, draws are also held offline. For example, you can try to write a useful program, eat the hotdogs in the allotted time or hit all targets from a children's slingshot to get the prize. On the one hand, it seems that this is a simple way, but in fact, everything is much more complicated.
✅The advantages of this method:
using your strength and ingenuity to receive the coveted prize;
a limited number of participants and less competition;
the ability to immediately pick up your winning.
❌ Significant disadvantages:
there is no guarantee that you will cope with the task;
perhaps someone will be more dexterous;
some tasks may be harmful to health;
usually, there is a video broadcast of everything that happens.
Currently, the following companies offer valuable prizes when participating in their competitions:
ProcterandGamble and Sambury;
To participate, you need to purchase the products of the above brands and apply them on the official website of each of them. Also, many bloggers arrange streams on YouTube, where you can get the coveted gadget.
Online mystery boxes with iPhones (and other Apple products)
Did you know about the existence of virtual mystery boxes? Services such as Hybe, Amazon, eBay, LootCrate and DrakeMall are a real find for those who like to get chance to win something for few dollars. The essence of this method is that you choose a category and a box for a certain price. After payment, you open this box and get a prize. Inside, you may find anything from the category you select. All these methods are quite legit and are very popular.
DrakeMall and Apple mystery boxes
This is the most interesting service of all that exists today. DrakeMall provides users with mystery box and subscription box experience online: here, in few easy stesp, you can instantly open a real-life loot box and win valuable prizes, like smartphones (including Apple iPhone 8, X, Xs and 11), laptops, shoes, etc. Everyone can choose a surprise box and get a chance to win a cool prize.
To participate you need:
Go through the registration by clicking "Sign Up";
Deposit funds using the best available method for you: PayPal, online banking, gift cards, Visa/Mastercards, etc;
Select a mystery box from the list (if you're looking to win an iPhone or MacBook better to pick Apple products mystery box: https://drakemall.com/boxes/apple-box
Pay for the opening of the box by clicking "Open Box"
Get your prize using one of the delivery options in Asia, Europe and America.
In our opinion, the cheapest way to get an iPhone you can find in 2020 is to open Apple iPhone mystery box on the website and get chance to win the newest iPhone 11 Pro Max! Besides, there are other categories of surprise boxes with awesome prizes:
First Aid 2020 - box related to Coronavirus, containing masks, sanitizers, digital gift cards etc;
PlayStation, Xbox, Nintendo - mystery boxes related to each of the presented consoles with games, collectibles and accessories;
Anime, Funko Pop, Marvel vs. DC - cases for true geeks with manga, anime movies, Funko toys, comics and other theme-related prizes;
Watch - mystery box with luxury and popular watches and smart watches such as Apple Watch Series 5, Rollex Oyster, Gucci Dive and Samsung Galaxy Watch;
Hype Shoes - surprise box that contains trendy shoes from top brands like Balenciaga, Nike, Adidas and Vans.
The site also has "King of the Box" feature, where users can win a guaranteed prize by opening the most quantity of boxes in a week. For example, if you open the most iPhone boxes this week you will get a free iPhone 11 Pro. No jokes!
Which way is the best to win an iPhone for lowest price?
So, of all the above methods, the easiest and most interesting way is to use the DrakeMall.com service. In this case, you can get your gadget by paying a few dollars. Of course, other methods will also bring you the coveted prize, but for this, you will have to make much more efforts and there will be no guarantee of victory. By the way, the first deposit of the Drake Mall service has additional bonuses, and the organizers regularly give out free coupons that you can exchange for real money!