When it comes to the headphone jack, a majority of users prefer to have it on their smartphones, while almost every one of the major manufacturers has gotten rid of it.
Up until now, Samsung was one of the last manufacturers that had supported the headphone jack even in its flagship smartphones, however, according to information published on Android Police, the Galaxy Note 10 will finally be that device which will mark Samsung's move to the Dark Side!
If the report is to be believed, then not only will the Galaxy Note 10 lack a smartphone jack, it will remove all physical buttons on the device altogether, including the volume buttons and even the Bixby button. They will apparently be replaced by capacitive touch buttons, but it's likely just an imaginative rumor.
I am not sure about whether they will remove the physical buttons, but at this point, it's almost a guaranteed fact that the Note 10 won't have a 3.5mm port, since Samsung has already started to launch smartphones and tablets without the headphone jack in 2019. The galaxy A80, the Galaxy Fold and the Galaxy Tab S5e being prime examples.
While everyone keeps saying that ditching the headphone jack allows for bigger batteries and slimmer devices, I will never understand people's obsession with slimmer devices!
It's not like I prefer a fat, ugly smartphone over a slim and beautiful one, but at this point, you have to ask how much slim is too slim? I mean if a bigger battery and a headphone jack can be incorporated in a device that's slightly thicker than what it would be without the headphone jack, does it really matter? Is our superficial nature leading us to sacrifice common sense and practicality over irrelevant "slimness?"
It is understandable when Apple users support it, because they don't know better to be honest, and there is no competition that you can switch over to. if you are already invested in the iOS ecosystem. In case of Android users and manufacturers though, it is something to think about for sure. Let us know in the comments what you think!
If you have a phone with insufficient internal memory, Uninstall Manager will help you out. Those of us out there who are still using a smartphone with 8GB or even 4GB internal storage, the struggle for space is a real and constant problem. With games like N.O.V.A. 3 taking up about 2.4GB of space in your phone alone, even 16GB variants may not be enough for power users. This is where Google's new Uninstall Manager comes in. It is a new additional feature that's embedded within the Google Play Store itself. It tries to help you find more space by simply suggesting applications which you can uninstall in order to make room for the new one that you are trying to install.
Android Police further reports that the user will see a popup menu within the Play Store which will show all the uninstall suggestions, along with the size of the installed files and the amount of space you are currently lacking for the new application to be installed on your phone. The suggestions are of course, based on the usage statistics data of the consumer and therefore they will consist of apps that you rarely or never use. In order to get the Uninstall Manager on your system, you don't need to download anything, just update the Play Store to its latest version and you are all set.
Author: Saikat Kar (Tech-journalist and enthusiast)
Starting the work on your Mac by closing the annoying tabs that pop up automatically every time you run the system is not an enjoyable routine. If we can prevent items from taking our time, why not do that now?
When you install any software without paying too much attention to terms and conditions that come with the product you may accidentally or purposely skip the tab where the program will ask you about a startup feature. Nobody has time to read all the instruction, and it's understandable why this nagging issue is so widespread. If you don't have the time to read all of those minuscule font texts, then you possibly don't have free minutes to spend on app closing. To solve this little problem you will have to dedicate a bit of your time, but the effect will be felt right off the bat. Spend five minutes today to save accumulative hours of your future.
Time is not the only thing that we lose while dealing with startup items. We sacrifice performance levels of our Mac as well because booted apps certainly don't make your aluminum friend any faster and cutting down the appearance of unceremonious programs will help him open the tabs and folders that you need much faster! To address the issue, you would have to dive into system preferences and find your username in the users and groups section. Once there you should click on the Login Items tab to find out what exactly is booting automatically on your Mac. Untick as you like, all the apps are now under your control.
Remove Startups Manually
It's not rocket science, navigating through preferences and dealing with login items is a piece of cake. Just deleting the apps won't help you out to cut down the dead weight from your system, as things stay where they were with a broken link. The command stays put, Mac searches for the item that doesn't exist anymore. Not ideal for all sides involved, efficiency goes out in the window. That's why you need to fix the situation carefully, and a radical approach will only aggravate a headache and confuse your Mac. Instead of outright deleting the item, try interacting with it, a civil way of resolving conflicts works with machines too!
Hotkeys could be used in this scenario too. By pressing "Command", "Shift" and "G" in the new finder window, you will trigger a directory path to the library and startup items. After executing this maneuver, you could move the objects to other places and restart the OS X. This way you will have some flexibility to your moves, giving yourself a chance to come back to the default settings and preferences. This is a good alternative for dealing with apps and software that was installed without your permission. You may not be sure if you need any of those programs in the future, storing them in the Mac equivalent of the purgatory would work just fine. You can get more info about this method by following this link.
Using Special Apps to Remove Startup Items
You can also use other apps to fix the problem. Sometimes one hand washes the other in the technology world! Think about it, and same "species" would have more probability and chances to find common ground. If you struggled to find your way with startups, then you can call the enforcer to spare you in this dirty work.
Your job here is done, and you can come back to your work with a clear Mac and conscience.