Allo and Duo Androids answer to iMessage and FaceTime

Allo and Duo are set to become the Androids answer to iMessage andMotorola RAZR XT910 V1 FaceTime. It rumoured that they will become pre installed and the default communication apps on the next release of Android called Android Nougat. Its also likely that Allo will eventually offer sms support in the same way that Apples iMessage does. I.e, defaulting to text sms format if the apps fails to connect via Allo. 

Androids hangouts has not really too off. The app is simply too complex to catch on for the average consumer. Its inevitable that this app will be phased out but over what time frame is debatable. 


Samsung is rolling out a backup up service to rival Apples iclouds backup service

Samsung has rolled a new Cloud backup service that has the ability toSamsung Galaxy Note v1 back up everything. The new cloud back up service has already been rolled out to  Samsungs flagship phone called the Samsung Galaxy Note 7. This backup service will be able to match Apples iCloud backup service which has been able to back up everything for years.

Until now Android phones have not been able to fully backup everything in a simple way. However Googles backup service has improved with the launch of  its latest os called Android Marshmallow. Now it will back up apps, photos, contacts and its calendar. But it still lacks a few things, such as the ability to back up sms texts, screen layout and app data for all apps. Currently for Google to be able to back up the data within a particular app, it requires the app to be updated to the latest os and the app developer not cancel the enabled option for Google to store the apps data. There are also many third party backup services available but most are not reliable or too complex for the average none techie consumer to want to use.

Samsung is also rolling the service out to other top end models such as the s7 and the s7 edge. Expect to see the service sometime this August on those models.


The new iPhone 7 is more of a downgrade compared to its competitors

The new iPhone 7 is more of a downgrade compared to its the-iphone7-might-be-released-a-little-later-than-the-traditional-release-dates-of-new-iphone-series-which-mostly-debuts-in-septembercompetitors. Well the new iPhone 7 and 7 plus was announced by Apple yesterday. What a disappointment, the casing is almost identical to the previous model.

There have been only minor upgrades in the processor and camera department in the iPhone 7 with the exception being the larger plus model that will now use dual lens technology. The 4.7 inch display size in the iPhone 7 is still small compared to its competitors and there is no oled display upgrade which most of its competitors are using in there hi end models. Instead Apple has decided to save money and use the cheaper led display technology which is inferior due to it being backlight driven opposed to pixel driven. They have also dropped the headphone jack which is a downgrade in my opinion. Now you will need a special adapter to use your headphones. Its probably a good business move for them so you can buy there bluetooth enabled ear phones called  ‘AirPod’ headphones that cost £159 in the UK and $159 in the US.

Its now been 3 years since they have offered a major upgrade any other company would not have got away with it.

Whats new about iOS so far in beta 4

To begin with there has been various bug fixes. Theres a new control iphone 5.jpg12centre and splash page also theres new keyboard sounds for the backspace and spacebar. Apple has also removed the vibration when manually locking for devices that have the haptic engine. Older system wallpapers have been removed also theres over 100 new emojis. The health app has seen some tweaks in colors and layouts.
Folder animations are much quicker and the date section widget has been added back.

All could change in the future when apple releases the final version in the Autum, because this is only the beats release.  To read more click here  to read more from the cult of mac website.

How to get a free Windows 10 Upgrade after the deadline

We all know that Microsoft has ended its free upgrade to Windows 10 on the 29th of July. But its still not too late, there is still a way to still get a free upgrade click here to find out howwindows-10-start-menu.

The Piratebay rises from the ashes once again

tpbbackThe Piratebay is back online after being shut down by police back in December and according to a website called Torrent Freak, thePirateBay came back online on January 31st which was ahead of its planned launch date which was for February 1st.

However after it was raided and closed down back in December by Swedish police other torrent sites came to fill the voice such as Kickass torrents and isohunt.

The home page of tpb does now feature a symbol of a Phoenix, which is symbolic.

It’s worth pointing out that at the moment ThepirateBay does not appear to have everything operational for example, the website does not display any ads and The “Contact Us,” “RSS” and “Register” links are not operational which results in a 404 error when trying to access them. However the website overall does look and feel the same as it did before it was closed down. 

It seems like the data loss is minimal on the website. The latest upload appears to be on December 9 last year, that was on the same day the website was closed down by the police.However it is experiencing some dropouts at the moment which is probably due to the huge amount of traffic on the website. It will be interesting to see if tpb can reclaim its spot as the king of the torrents sites.


You can access ThePirateBay here