Apple Joins The Fight

The CEO of Apple, Tim Cook revealed a face mask that Apple invented to help medical teams cope with the coronavirus. Apple is not the first high-tech company to join this fight.

Apple’s plan is to make millions of masks and send it to medical team all around the world. As we speak, Apple already sent about 20 million masks to the US authorities.

In a video that was posted on Twitter, Cook, Apple’s CEO, revealed that Apple used its suppliers and manufactures around the world to create protection gear which will get to different countries in need.

Moreover, Cook said that the companies employees such as designers, engineers and logistic staff members, all joined and contributed to this cause. According to Tim, the first shipment already arrived to Kaiser hospital in Santa Clara and received a positive feedback from the doctors.

The face masks have 2 parts – plastic cover and a flexible band that can be adjusted to the doctor’s head. Cook claims that due to its design, 100 masked can be packed in one box and the assemble of the masks is done by the medical staff in less than 2 minutes.

The CEO said Apple is using its manufacturing capabilities in the US and China to make about a million masks per week and transfers it to the US authorities for distribution. Apple hope to send masks outside the US as well. Cook asked everyone who watched to stay at home so we will be able to win this fight.

Google Will Turn Your Photos Into Art Pieces

You find yourself bored in the living room too often? Good!

Google just announced a new feature that will turn your photos into art pieces of the most famous painters.

So? Are you ready to add some art to your life?

To open the app go to Google Arts & Culture app, then select “Art Transfer”.

Then you can pick from many different styles to apply to your photo.

If you wish to customize your picture you can click the scissors and select the part of the image you want to apply the art to.

Artificial Intelligence seems like a very powerful tool in the hands of artists and in the hand of everyday people as well. People can learn much about art with these kind of apps in a very fun and interactive way.

You can find the app here for android

If you are worried about security issues Google says the app will transform the photos on you device without using any cloud services.

This project was made by google with the help of varies art institutions around the world like UK’s National Gallery and Japan’s MOA Museum of Art. Thanks to the app, users are now expose to art memorials of artists such as Leonardo da Vinci, van Gogh, Edvard Munch and Frida Kahlo.

Intel Developed 5.GHz Core for Laptops

Intel announced on its 10-gen processors, which for the first time will cross the 5.0GHz. AMD is not far behind with its Ryzen 4000.

The coronavirus influenced on the laptop market due to the fact that most employees need to work from home and gamers has more time to play.

So it seems like a good time for Intel to announce on their new processors – Comet Lake Series, the strongest laptop processors in the market.

These processors as mentioned before are part of the Comet Lake series which based on the 14 nano meter architecture.

Core i9-10980K is the strongest processor of the new H series. It comes with 8 cores and 16 threads with a speed that starts in 2.4GHz and can reach to 5.3Ghz.

Besides this insane processor, Intel offers 5 new processors, all based on the Core i5 – 10300H.

Intel also revealed a new feature called Thermal Velocity Boost – when the CPU’s temperature will go down from 65 Celsius degrees, the speed will go up by 200Mhz.

Companies like Asus, MSI and Gigabyte already announced that their new laptops will include this new processor.

Telegram 6.0

The new version of Telegram added more features that makes Whatsapp look obsolete.

There’s a list of whats new in this version –

Tabs

One of the best features for this version is tabs, or “folders” as Telegram calls it. With all the groups and open chats the app can feel a bit uncomfortable to navigate. Now you can open folders per interest like work, friends, family, school and so on. This feature can help you avoid mistakes and make the app feel organized.

Tabs on Destktop

The tab feature will automatically sync with your desktop app and because of the bigger screen you will have an icon next to each folder for better navigation

Swipe to Archive

Instead of deleting old chats or group chats you can swipe it to the left and sent it to the archive. If you get a new message, the chat will come back to life and move to the main screen. If you used the tab option, you will have to press the chat and then choose to move it to the archive.

Random Cube

Need to settle an argument? If you send the cube emoji it will turn into an animated video that will choose a number randomly.

Statistics

If you have many subscribers on your Telegram channel you can get statistics on the its growth –
New members
Best hours to publish a post
Stats on interactions
Sources of the new members
Members’ language
Highest ranking posts
and much more

Animated emojies

Telegram added new animated emojies to their app… Even a covid-19 emoji!

The New Huawei P40

Huawei just held an online event were they presented the new P40 to the market which includes some improvement in performance but the most unique part is its 5 cameras. The biggest concern for this device is – can the customers enjoy it without Google play and Google’s apps?

Performences

The P40 will come with Kirin 990 processor – the most advanced processor of Hi-Silicon and it should be 23% faster than the last model. The GPU will be 39% faster than the last model.

Slick Design –

This device has round screen from each side. If you like the effect of the screen sliding down to the sides, now you will experience it on the top and bottom of the device as well.

The P40 will have 6.1-inch screen, while the P40 Pro and P40 Pro Plus will have 6.58-inch screen.

The Cameras –

The new device contains 5 cameras – 4 cameras and a sensor for depth and 3D effects

  1. 40MP
  2. 50MP
  3. 8MP
  4. 8MP

The P40 will have 100 times zoom, which is a nice additions since the S20 has the same feature.

There is another new feature – Best Movement – it will allow you to take multiple pictures and an AI algorithm will pick the best one for you.

Battery

The Pro and the Pro Plus models has a battery of 4,200 mAh while the regular model has 3,800 mAh.

Finger-print reader –

The finger print reader is 30% bigger and according to Huawei, it is also 30% faster. But this is not the only authentication mechanism in this new device – you will be able to open the device with an infra-red camera which will allow you to open your phone in total darkness.

No Google? No Problems

Huawie tries to show that everything is normal and that they can handle the fact that due to Trump’s sanctions, all of their mobile devices will lack Google’s support – that means no Google play, no gmail, no google maps and more.

Huawei developed its own app store which has more than 1.3 million developers and 400 million users every month in over 170 countries.

Price and Availabilty

The Huawei P40 collection should arrive to Europe on April 7th, but it can delay due to the Coronavirus.

The prices are pretty similar to those of the iPhone 11 –

Huawei P40 will cost 800 euros, the P40 pro will cost 1,000 euro and the P40 pro plus will cost 1,400 euros.

Make The Most Out Of The Quarantine

While the coronavirus spread all over the world and many people might lose their jobs for the foreseeable future, but there are some lucky people who continue to work from home and they might enjoy it – Programmers

You can learn how to program while you stay at home and maybe find a side hustle or your next career –

first of all, you need to define your goals –

Do you want to build a chat bot?

Do you want to build a website for yourself?

Do you want to analyze data more efficiently with SQL?

These goals will help you find you path toward success.

After understanding your goals, find information about it. Ask yourself what program language you need to learn in order to achieve those goals.

Third step is understanding your sources –

It might be books, interactive online course, a friend who can guide you or anything else that comes to mind

The forth step is the most important one –

LEARNING THE LANGUAGE

Take your time, understand the basics of the language and learn how to program the right way. There are lots of videos that show you step by step how to create anything you want but if you copy and paste the instruction, nothing good will come out of it.

If you really into it I would recommend purchasing a serious course online that explains also the basics and fundamental principles of programming

The fifth part is the most fun one –

Build anything you like! Get crazy with ideas and always look for new projects to build!

You will see that most of the learning is done by projects and not by traditional learning so look for opportunities to write your own code and programs!

Now It’s Sony’s Turn

After Microsoft revealed the full spec of the new Xbox, Sony is ready to do the same and as fans of gaming consoles all we got to do is wish the best of luck for both of them and start saving some cash.

Lets start with the CPU. The PS5 will have Zen 2 processor with 8 cores of AMD with a speed of 3.5 GHz. The GPU is also powerful and will be able to make 10 trillion calculates per second with 36 dynamic processing units with the speed of 2.23 GHz.

The console will have 16 GB RAM and 825 GB of SSD storage.

The PS5 will have a unique feature that the new Xbox lacks – Sony will have some sort of dynamic speed management – the Playstation will allocate power between the CPU and GPU according the game needs.

Sony is very proud in their transition into NVMe based SSD for the new console. It means that if 1GB took 20 sec to load on the PS4, now 2GB will take 0.27 sec to load, pretty amazing right?

The new console will support external hard drives.

The full specs –

  • CPU: AMD Zen 2-based CPU with 8 cores at 3.5GHz (variable frequency)
  • GPU: 10.28 TFLOPs, 36 CUs at 2.23GHz (variable frequency)
  • Memory: 16GB GDDR6 / 256-bit
  • Storage: 825GB SSD
  • Expandable storage: NVMe SSD slot

And how does it looks against the Xbox Series X?

On paper? Both console looks good and pretty much the same.

For now, Microsoft got more attention due to the fact that they managed to get more out of the same processor – CPU of 3.8 GHz. Moreover, the Xbox Series X will offer 1TB of storage.

But we don’t really think any buyer will make his decision based on such small factors and they probably will get the console they are familiar with.

Microsoft Shares New Info On The New Xbox

after Sony informed that the new Playstation arrives soon, it’s Microsoft turn to share some new details about their gaming console.

The Xbox Series X will arrive in the holidays (along with the PlayStation), but until then, both companies revealed new info –

Extremely High Performances –

Microsoft shared the full specs of the Series X –

Zen 2 processor with 8 cores @ 3.8 GHz, RDNA 2-class graphic engine, 16 giga RAM and 1TB SSD of storage.

This machine will cast games at 4K @ 60 FPS, up to 120 FPS and will support the RayTracing technology that present light effects for more realistic pictures.

The usage of SSD hard-drive is one of the main reasons that the console’s performances at the demo – 40 second difference in loading time between Xbox One and Series X.

Microsoft shared a new feature called Xbox Velocity Architecture which combine hardware and software architecture and allows games to get the resources they need fast. Now developers can skip long cut scenes to load the next chapter of the game.

The controller is going to change as well – the controllers will fit the hand of an 8-year-old but it won’t worsen the gaming experience of someone with big hands. The controllers will be charged with USB type C.

We will be able to expand the memory of the console. Don’t get to excited because these special hard drives will cost about $200, so we will have to be very careful about it.

Here We Go Again – All The Info About The New Google Phone

The low-cost version of the Pixel 4a was published by a Spanish Youtuber.

This is the time of the year that Google want to publish their new phone, but before they get the chance to do so, someone already released all the specs – once again…

Google canceled their event – Google I/O, and should release officially the Pixel 4a –

Pictures of the phone started spreading all over the internet. The most noticeable change is in its screen – Google decided to ditch the wide borders on the top of the screen for a bigger screen.

The Pixel 4a will have 5.8-inch screen and 1080×2430 resolution.

The price should be around $399.

Other specs –

Chipset – Qualcomm SDM730 Snapdragon 730 (8 nm)
CPU – Octa-core (2×2.2 GHz Kryo 470 Gold & 6×1.8 GHz Kryo 470 Silver)
Storage – 64GB
RAM – 6GB
Battery – 3080 mAh

The Pixel 4a will have 12 mega pixel rear camera and 8 mega pixel front camera. The phone will also have a fingerprint reader.

You Don’t Need To Share Your Password!

The coronavirus spread all over the world and made thousands of people to stay home with minimal contact with other humans.

In order to spend some time, probably most people will to turn to their favorite streaming service.

But there are many people who aren’t willing to pay for films and tv series. We all know that person who wants to share an account with you, and you will have to give them your password – NO MORE!

Joshua Browder, the founder of DoNotPay, developed a new add-on for people who don’t want to share their password. All you need to do is to download the extension to your Chrome browser, log in to your streaming service and select the content you would like to share.

This extension has two clear advantages –

  1. Security – You will share a session without the need to send your password online – they will be able to watch anything they want, but won’t get access to your account info and credit card.
  2. You can gain too – you will be able to share your Netflix account and in exchange, your friend can share his streaming service account with you!

You can share other types of accounts such as Amazon Prime and more!

So go and download the DoNotPay extension!