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iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro Launched | CatchItFirst

Apple has just revealed the brand new iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro & iPhone 11 Pro Max starting from 699$. CatchItFirst!

The Verge has recently reviewed the iPhone 11 Pro Max camera against Galaxy Note 10, iPhone XS Max and Pixel 3 XL and the results of the all new powerful camera of iPhone is mind blowing. The Verge has declared it the best smartphone camera currently in the market.
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Apple has introduced path breaking triple camera system with one telephoto, one ultra wide & one zoom lens. All of this package with iOS 13 dark mode will make it one of the most powerful devices in the world. Apple has also introduced a Night mode to compete with Nightsight feature in Pixel phones.

iPhone 11 also comes with A13 Bionic chip making it the fastest iPhone ever produced.

The iPhone 11 Pro also features a new design that’s crafted from matte stainless steel, all-new 5.8in and 6.5in Super Retina RDX displays.

Release date
Apple iPhone 11 Pro, Pro Max and iPhone 11 will be available to pre-order from 13 September, with shipping set to begin on 20 September.

Price
Apple has announced that the iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max be available from $999 and $1,099 in the US.

Technical Specs

Two screen sizes: 5.8- and 6.5-inch OLED displays

Super Retina XDR display supports HDR 10 with Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos

Textured matte finish

Three rear cameras with 4x optical zoom: Wide, ultra-wide, telephoto lenses

Upcoming camera feature called Deep Fusion compiles 9 images to reduce noise and amp up details

4 hours more battery life (Pro) and 5 hours longer battery life (Pro Max) than last year’s models

Faster Face ID unlocking

Wi-Fi 6 support

4K video for both front and rear cameras, with slow-motion video for the selfie camera

New portrait lighting effect:

Monochrome

iOS 13 on-board

Fast charging adaptor

Colors: Midnight green, space grey, silver, gold

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Apple iOS Dark Mode | iPad OS Revealed WWDC

Apple has finally revealed the new iOS 13 features Dark Mode & iPad OS at WWDC 2019. #CatchItFirst
Developer beta of iOS 13 is available now, with a public beta available in July. A final release is expected in the autumn.

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iOS Dark Mode

iOS 13 long awaited “dark mode” was revealed at WWDC which turns the user interface into white text on a black background & we must say it simple looks gorgeous with the true tone retina HD display from Apple

Apple Social Login

Apple also introduced a new Apple social login, which works in a similar way to that used by Google and Facebook but “without all the tracking”. Users can hide their email addresses from apps, using Apple’s random email address generator, which creates unique addresses that forward emails to your real address.

The developer beta of iOS 13 is available now, with a public beta available in July. A final release is expected in the autumn.

iPad Finally Desktop Class

Apple has now introduced a new iPad OS dedicated to harness the true power of iPads.

Flash drive and memory card support has been finally added to the Files app, as well as direct camera import into apps such as Adobe’s Lightroom.
Apple is also adding desktop-class browsing to Safari on the iPad, which automatically sizes true desktop sites to the screen and makes them touch-friendly, instead of sticking users with a blown-up mobile site.

Immediate changes are tighter home screen app grids, the ability to pin widgets on the home screen, and new copy and paste gestures – three-finger pinch to copy, spread to paste and swipe to undo.

Most of the changes are to make the iPad more like a desktop computer, particularly Apple’s large iPad Pro. The app expose function is now on the iPad, similar to the Mac, multi-window compatibility has been enabled for placing two Word documents or similar side-by-side, and multiple slide-over apps can be stacked and switched between via swipes. There are also 30 new keyboard shortcuts. iPad can also be used as a dual monitor for your Mac which sounds uber cool.

The developer beta of iPad OS is available now, with a public beta available in July. A final release is expected in the autumn.

Fans have been trolling Apple for the 999$ Monitor Stand, Pricey Apple Game at it as always 😉

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Galaxy S10 Launched | First Impressions

The Next Big Thing is Here! Galaxy S10 Looks Pretty Impressive. S10 packs a 12-megapixel (f/1.5) primary camera and a 12-megapixel (f/2.4) secondary camera on the rear and a 10-megapixel front shooter for selfies #CatchItFirst


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Samsung Galaxy S10 smartphone comes phone comes with a 6.10-inch touchscreen display & is powered by 1.9GHz octa-core processor and 8GB of RAM. The phone packs 128GB of internal storage that can be expanded up to 512GB via a microSD card. As far as the cameras are concerned, the Samsung Galaxy S10 packs a 12-megapixel (f/1.5) primary camera and a 12-megapixel (f/2.4) secondary camera on the rear and a 10-megapixel front shooter for selfies.

Galaxy S10 runs Android 9.0 and is powered by a 3400mAh non removable battery. It measures 149.90 x 70.40 x 7.80 (height x width x thickness) and weighs 157.00 grams.

Galaxy S10 is a Dual-SIM (GSM and GSM) smartphone that accepts Nano-SIM and Nano-SIM. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, NFC, USB Type-C, Active 4G on both SIM cards, 3G and 4G (with support for Band 40 used by some LTE networks in India). Sensors on the phone include Face unlock, Fingerprint sensor, Compass/ Magnetometer, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Ambient light sensor, Gyroscope and Barometer

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One Plus 6T Launched – Best Value for Money

One Plus 6T has a Tear Drop Notch alongwith an in-glass fingerprint sensor. Priceless!

3.5mm headphone jack makes room for a larger battery, while the absentee LED allows for a smaller notch at the top of the display.

OnePlus has built the fingerprint reader directly into the display of the OnePlus 6T — which is already a familiar feature in China, but not something that will have been experienced in the US before. Also atypical for the American market is OnePlus’ pricing, which starts at $549 for a sizable 128GB of storage and 6GB of RAM, making the OnePlus 6T the most affordable flagship you can get.

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Google Pixel3 XL | Best Camera Smartphone

This might be the phone of the year, looks superb! We are now just a day away from the Google Pixel3 launch but leaks have already surfaced. Could this be a marketing trick? #CatchItFirst

We are now just a day away from the Google Pixel3 launch but leaks have already surfaced. Could this be a marketing trick?

According to the leak by Front Page Tech’s Jon Prosser Pixel3 will include a camera feature called “Top Shot” that captures photos of people at the exact right moment.

Google Pixel marketing video shows several new features that may be coming to the Pixel3.Video shows familiar Pixel navigational elements — swiping down for notifications and squeezing the sides to launch Google Assistant — and new ones, like long-pressing the power button to take a screenshot. And there are other new tricks: someone uses the Pixel’s camera to recognize and draft an email from a business card. Another instance shows the phone recognizing a restaurant name in an email, and offers the option to make a reservation.

Traditionally, the Pixel and Pixel XL have been nearly identical — except for the size difference. That may change this time around.

Google is rumored to have bestowed the Pixel 3 XL with an iPhone-like notch to accommodate an updated camera system. The first leaked photos gave us our first look at the larger model, after which an anonymous Reddit user delivered purported images of the smaller Pixel 3, via 9to5Google. And now we have a pic of what leaker Evan Blass says is both handsets, side-by-side.

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Featuring iPhone XS | iPhone XS Max | iPhone XR

Apple just released the new iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max & iPhone XR. Worth your kidneys? iPhone XS starts at 999$, iPhone XS Max 1099$ & iPhone XR 749$ in US.

Apple just announced the iPhone XS and XS Max. They’re iterations on last year’s iPhone X, but the XS Max at least stands out in one very notable way: it’s so much larger. The Max has a 6.5-inch screen, making it a bigger phone than even the latest model in Samsung’s famously large Galaxy Note line.

Both phones have identical specs aside from their screens. They use Apple’s new A12 Bionic processor, which is supposed to be 15 percent faster than the A11, have improved water resistance that’s supposed to let them stay submerged in two meters of water for up to 30 minutes, and have support for two SIMs and gigabit LTE. The rear cameras have each seen improvements to make them faster (larger pixels on the wide-angle lens, a wider aperture on the telephoto lens), and the selfie camera is supposed to be faster as well (though not for any immediate spec-related reason).

More than anything else, the most impressive tech demo this year is the new portrait mode feature, which allows you to adjust the bokeh after the shoot. It’s just fun to slide the dial left and right to get the exact right amount of blur.

The real difference comes down to both phones’ displays, though that’s just in terms of size and resolution. The XS has the same 5.8-inch size, OLED tech, and 2436 x 1125 resolution as the iPhone X, though it’s also supposed to have 60 percent greater dynamic range for more vibrant images. The XS Max takes the OLED screen and dynamic range gains and brings them to a 6.5-inch size, with a 2688 x 1242 resolution. Both have the same 458 ppi pixel density, so you don’t lose out on sharpness by going larger.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Launched

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Launched !! 6.4-inch quad Super AMOLED (2960x1440p) at 516ppi makes it the best display in the market. #CatchItFirst

The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is here. The years of evolution have resulted in a phone that looks more or less like its predecessor, but with some serious improvements in the one feature that makes this phone unique: the S Pen stylus. This is also the largest Samsung Galaxy Note phone ever, with the largest screen size and battery too.

The Note 9 packs the largest battery ever in a Samsung phone at 4000 mAh. This should have made Note 9 thicker and heavier than any of its predecessors. In fact, it is thicker and heavier.

The phone is available in four colours: midnight black, metallic copper, lavender purple and ocean blue, the last being the marquee colour this time. So with the ocean blue version, Samsung is packing in a yellow S Pen. On the off-screen, this even writes in yellow.
There are a lot of small features like this that add real value to this new phone. The 6.4-inch display itself is quad Super AMOLED (2960x1440p) at 516ppi. It is stunningly sharp as you have come to expect from Samsung. The speakers are tuned by AKG.

The best feature of Note 9 is undoubtedly its S Pen stylus. The S Pen stylus has been there for many years now. But with the Note 9, the S Pen goes autonomous. A 40-second charge inside the phone lets its low-power Bluetooth stay alive for upto 30 minutes before coming back into the phone. This opens up endless possibilities.

The camera on the Note 9 is a combination of a 12MP telephoto and a 12MP wide lens. The F1.5/F2.4 combination on the wide lens makes it great for low-light photography.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 will sell in most of the world with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor. In India, as is the tradition, Samsung will ship with a octacore equivalent of its own Exynos processor. Still, the Note 9 will be a very powerful phone given that it will offer a minimum of 6GB RAM and will have a water cooling system inside along with a carbon fibre interface for faster cooling.
More over, Samsung is packing an AI-based performance adjuster that keeps tab on heat and performance. All this indicates, that given its screen quality and size Samsung hopes this phone will be preferred by hard core games.

Samsung Dex. The Note 9 can switch to Dex mode and power a full monitor offering desktop computing even without a dock now. For a lot of users, this would mean less money spent on a desktop computer at work, and thus make the Note 9 a more valuable proposition. The Note 9 is also compatible with a whole bunch of accessories that adds value to this mode.

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OnePlus 6 | First Impressions

All you need to know about #OnePlus6. OnePlus 6 starts shipping from May 22.

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In a mere four years OnePlus has gone from an unknown Chinese startup to one of the best phone makers around, and that’s even more obvious with the OnePlus 6. Its pairing of high-end features and specs with a lower-than-average price initially caught the eye of the tech obsessed, but it’s no longer just for those who lurk on the seriously active OnePlus forums.

Pricing for the OnePlus 6 will start at £469 in the UK, €519 in Europe and $529 in the US, Rs 34999 in India

Much of what makes the OnePlus 6 feel extra special is the completely new build and design. It’s now made almost completely of glass, which curves around the rear and feels fantastic in the hand.

There’s a highly polished black version that’s gorgeous but quite the fingerprint magnet, a more conservative Midnight Black matte model and a stunning White and pinky gold variation that sadly won’t arrive until after launch. OnePlus told me the latter hue was made with powdered pearl dust, and while that sounds like the beginnings of a mythical witch’s brew, it does give the phone an jewel-like finish.

There’s been a switch-up in other classic OnePlus design aspects to. The alert slide is still present, but it sits on the opposite side; and the fingerprint sensor is now an oblong shape, perched beneath the centrally positioned dual cameras.

Technical Specs
Screen 6.2-inch, 2280 x 1080, Optic AMOLED
CPU Snapdragon 845
RAM 6/8GB
Storage 64/128/256GB UFS 2.1
Rear camera Main 16-megapixel Sony sensor f/1.7; 20-megapixel secondary sensor. Portrait mode. 480fps 720p slo-mo for a minute. 19% bigger pixels in the main sensor over the 5T
Front camera 16-megapixel sensor with portrait mode
Battery 3300mAh, USB-C, Dash Charge – 30-minute for a day of use, no Qi charging
OS Android Oreo 8.1 with Oxygen OS skin
Features Dual-SIM, 1.2Gbps download speeds, headphone jack

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First Amazon Go Store Launched in US

All you need to know about the recently launched #AmazonGo store in Seattle.

What is Amazon Go?
Amazon Go is a new kind of store with no checkout required. It is world’s most advanced shopping technology so you never have to wait in line. Just Walk Out Shopping experience, simply use the Amazon Go app to enter the store, take the products you want, and go! No lines, no checkout. (No, seriously.)

How does Amazon Go work?
Amazon’s checkout-free shopping experience is made possible by the same types of technologies used in self-driving cars: computer vision, sensor fusion, and deep learning. Our Just Walk Out Technology automatically detects when products are taken from or returned to the shelves and keeps track of them in a virtual cart. When you’re done shopping, you can just leave the store. Shortly after, amazon will send you a receipt and charge your Amazon account.

What can I buy at Amazon Go?
Amazon offers delicious ready-to-eat breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snack options made locally by chefs and favorite local kitchens and bakeries, selection of grocery essentials ranges from staples like bread and milk to artisan cheeses and locally made chocolates. For a quick home-cooked dinner, pick up one of the chef-designed Amazon Meal Kits, with all the ingredients you need to make a meal for two in about 30 minutes.

How do I shop at Amazon Go?
All you need is an Amazon account, the free Amazon Go app, and a recent-generation iPhone or Android phone. You can find the Amazon Go app on the Apple App Store, Google Play, and Amazon Appstore.

When you arrive, use the app to enter the store, then feel free to put your phone away—you don’t need it to shop. Then just browse and shop like you would at any other store. Once you’re done shopping, you’re on your way! No lines, no checkout.

Where is Amazon Go located?
Store is located at 2131 7th Ave, Seattle, WA, near the corner of 7th and Blanchard.

When can I visit?
Stores are open 7AM—9PM, Monday through Friday.

How big is the store?
Roughly 1,800 square feet of retail space is conveniently compact so busy customers can get in and out fast.

Do you have any people working in the store?
Yes. Amazon’s team of associates works in both the kitchen and the store to prep ingredients, make our ready-to-eat food, stock shelves, and help customers.

Why Amazon Go?
Idea was to create a shopping experience with no lines and no checkout? Could we push the boundaries of computer vision and machine learning to create a store where customers could simply take what they want and go? Our answer to those questions is Amazon Go and Just Walk Out Shopping.

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What is Bitcoin? Best explanation

Puzzled with what #Bitcoin actually is & whether its worth investing? Bitcoin has skyrocketed in value over the past couple of months but remains extremely volatile & risky.

Bitcoin was invented in 2009 by a person (or group) who called himself Satoshi Nakamoto. His stated goal was to create “a new electronic cash system” that was “completely decentralized with no server or central authority.” After cultivating the concept and technology, in 2011, Nakamoto turned over the source code and domains to others in the Bitcoin community, and subsequently vanished.

What is Bitcoin?

Simply put, Bitcoin is a digital currency. No bills to print or coins to mint. It’s decentralized — there’s no government, institution (like a bank) or other authority that controls it. Owners are anonymous; instead of using names, tax IDs, or social security numbers, Bitcoin connects buyers and sellers through encryption keys. And it isn’t issued from the top down like traditional currency; rather, Bitcoin is “mined” by powerful computers connected to the internet.

How does one ‘mine’ Bitcoin?

A person (or group, or company) mines Bitcoin by doing a combination of advanced math and record-keeping. Here’s how it works. When someone sends a Bitcoin to someone else, the network records that transaction, and all of the others made over a certain period of time, in a “block.” Computers running special software — the “miners” — inscribe these transactions in a gigantic digital ledger. These blocks are known, collectively, as the “blockchain” — an eternal, openly accessible record of all the transactions that have ever been made.

What determines the value of a Bitcoin?

Ultimately, the value of a Bitcoin is determined by what people will pay for it. In this way, there’s a similarity to how stocks are priced.

The protocol established by Satoshi Nakamoto dictates that only 21 million bitcoins can ever be mined — about 12 million have been mined so far — so there is a limited supply, like with gold and other precious metals, but no real intrinsic value. (There are numerous mathematical and economic theories about why Nakamoto chose the number 21 million.) This makes Bitcoin different from stocks, which usually have some relationship to a company’s actual or potential earnings.

How do I buy Bitcoin?

If you’re willing to assume the risk associated with owning Bitcoin, there is an increasing number of digital currency exchanges like Coinmama, CEX, Kraken and Coinbase — the largest and most established of them — where you can buy, sell and store Bitcoins.

Getting started is about as complicated as setting up a Paypal account. With Coinbase, for example, you can use your bank (or Paypal account) to make a deposit into a virtual wallet, of which there are many to choose from. Once your account is funded, which usually takes a few days, you can then exchange traditional currency for Bitcoin.

What can I do with Bitcoin?

You can use Bitcoin to buy things from more than 100,000 merchants, though still few major ones. You can sell it. Or you can just hang on to it. Note that there are no inherent transaction fees with Bitcoin, although exchanges like Coinbase typically charge a fee when you buy or sell.

What are the risks?

Legal and regulatory hazards aside, as both an investment and currency, Bitcoin is very risky. When you wake up in the morning, you know pretty precisely how much a dollar can buy. The financial value of a Bitcoin, however, is highly volatile and may swing widely from day to day and even hour to hour.

Bitcoin transactions cannot be traced back individuals — they are secured but also obscured through the use of public and private encryption keys. This anonymity can be appealing, especially with companies and marketers increasingly tracking our every purchase, but it also comes with drawbacks. You can never be certain who is selling you Bitcoin or buying them from you. Opportunities for money laundering abound; last year, authorities in the Netherlands arrested 10 men for just this.

Theft is also a risk. The Bitcoin subreddit is rife with individuals’ stories and even established exchanges are targets. Mt. Gox, based in Japan, “lost” 750,000 of its customers’ Bitcoins in 2014 and hackers took $60 million from NiceHash earlier this month. There are few avenues for pursuing refunds, challenging a transaction or recovering such losses. Once a transaction hits the blockchain, it’s final.

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