Rumors on the iPhone 7

It’s pleasant to see that a new apple phone is coming out soon (hopefully September 7.)

  • New 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch iPhone models, more than so called the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.
  • Very similar physical designs to the existing iPhone 6S and 6S Plus.
  • Looking forward to a dual camera system exclusive to the iPhone 7 plus
  • No headphone jack on both new phones. Might need wireless headphones.
  • A pressure sensitive home button, using technology similar to that found on the 3D touch screen.
  • Storage capacities ranging from 32GB to 256GB. Yeah, the 16GB is really not enough storage for any user.
  • A faster A10 processor.
  • Running ios 10 at launch.
  • water-resistant design, replace the headphone jack with speakers creating a higher sound and more battery capacity.

Who knows? Maybe apple has something else in store.

Check back in a day to find out more.

(These rumors were found on the CNET.com page)

UPDATED

Now you can pre-order the iPhone 7 or buy it online on September 16. It has:

  • the 12mp camera
  • dual 12mp cameras on iPhone 7 Plus
  • Optical image stabilization
  • up to 2x faster than iPhone 6 -A10
  • New stereo speaker system
  • wide color gamut
  • longest battery life ever in iPhone
  • Splash and water resistant

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Podcasting: Creating Something Different

Podcasting is way where people share their thoughts or expertise on a specific topic. It’s sort of like the radio but there are no commercials or ads. Podcasting are used for many things. It’s comedic, it’s educational, and generally a great source for receiving information.

According to the New Oxford American Dictionary a podcast is a “digital recording of a radio broadcast or similar program, made available on the internet for downloading to a personal audio player.” Podcasts has topics that ranges from the arts, business, games and hobbies, government and organizations, health, kids and family, news and politics, religion, science and medicine, society and culture, sports, technology, and lastly TV and Film.

Some great comedy podcasts are “Wait Wait…Don’t tell me!” which is about testing your knowledge on what’s real and what they have made up, a weekly current events quiz. Another great one is ‘Juan Epstein’ podcast. In their description, Cipha Sounds and Peter Rosenberg is the longest running and most beloved hip hop nerd cast. They are based in the legendary Hot 97 studios; Cipha and Rosenberg go in depth on with everyone about Hip Hop. They had past guests that include Jay-Z, Eminem, Aziz Ansari, Big Daddy Kane, Ghost face, Diamond D, Redman and so much more to come!

They can be educational. For example, Surprising Awesome is hosted by Adams Davidson and McKay. They reveal things about our everyday society which is breathtaking. Another great podcasts is Ted Talks. He devotes his ideas to the world that are inspiring and he stirs up your imagination. Podcasts can also be used in the classroom.

There are many benefits for podcasting in the classroom. According to educatorstechnology.com, podcast are great alternatives for delivering research content or lessons to students who need remedial or extended support, students can create their own podcast to share their learning experiences with each other and also with other students from other schools, teachers can record audio podcast to provide additional and revision material to students to download and review at a time that fits them the best, podcast can hugely benefit auditory learners and help them in their learning, and creating podcast allows students to develop several important skills such as researching, writing, speaking effectively, solving problems, managing time, grabbing attention and improving their vocabulary.

Podcasting is not just all about receiving information. Remembering back when your parents read books to you right before you go to bed, well some podcasts are also audios of stories. Listening to stories that are fascinating, makes you have a little feeling of joy inside. Such podcasts that are storytelling are Selected Shorts, True Story,  2nd Story, and The Truth.

Uploading a podcast is absolutely free. To create your own podcast, you only need a microphone, software and a computer. Some soft wares you may use are Audacity, Garage Band, Podomatic, or Odiogo. There many other soft wares out too.

Microsoft buys Swift Key the App

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According to the Wall Street Journal, Microsoft Corp. Wednesday agreed to buy the company behind Swift Key, a popular app that uses A.I to simplify typing on mobile keyboards. It’s like running your finger through letters to create words to make sentences.

“We believe joining Microsoft is the right next stage in our journey,” Reynolds and Medlock said in a joint blogpost on Wednesday. “Eight years ago we started out as two friends with a shared belief that there had to be a better way of typing on smartphones.

 

 

Windows Dropping The Free Upgrade Soon

According to cnet.com, Windows 7 and 8.1 users have six months left to take advantage of the free Windows 10 upgrade. The software was release on July 29 and it’s good for one year. There have been signs that most people are jumping starting from windows 7 to windows 10.

Annoyingly, Microsoft have been doing pop-up reminders and in some ways it has triggered many people.

Also according to CNET, Windows 10 is still listed as an optional upgrade, but Microsoft said it will change that status to a recommended upgrade early this year, which could prompt more people to install it.

This is very stressful to people because they are forcing us to upgrade when there’s really not much to upgrade on, especially when I have windows 9.