Samsung Gear S2 Smartwatch Goes Official With Rotating Bezel!

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After teasing it a couple of weeks ago, Samsung finally spilled the beans on the hotly anticipated Gear S2 smartwatch. The high-end Tizen OS wearable device with rotating bezel and IP68 rating will be on display during IFA in Berlin in two different variants – Gear S2 and Gear S2 classic.
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The sportier Samsung Gear S2 will be available with dark gray case with black silicon band, or silver case with white silicon band. The classic model on the other hand, will feature a black case and matching leather band.

Specs-wise, Samsung Gear S2 features 1GHz dual-core CPU, 512MB of RAM, and 4GB of internal memory. The display of the smartwatch is a 1.2” fully circular Super AMOLED unit with a resolution of 360 x 360 pixels and 302ppi.

Connectivity options for the smartwatch include Wi-Fi: 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1, and NFC. A variant with 3G network connectivity and e-SIM will also be available.

Physical measures of Samsung Gear S2 are 42.3 × 49.8 × 11.4mm, while its weight tips the scale at 47 grams. The classic model is a tad more elegant with measures of 39.9 × 43.6 × 11.4mm and a weight of 42 grams. A 250mAh battery will power both devices – it is rated to last for 2-3 days of regular usage.

The 3G variant of the smartwatch will pack a larger 300mAh battery, which will last for two days of regular use. The measures of this particular variant are 44.0 x 51.8 x 13.4mm, while its weight comes in at 51 grams.

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You can finally post full-size landscape and portrait photos on Instagram!

Instagram is updating its Android and iOS apps to enable native support for full-size landscape and portrait photos and video inside the app. They’ll run alongside the traditional square photos, which will remain the default for photos shared on Instagram.

When you access your photo gallery from within the updated app, you’ll now see a format button above the camera roll. You can use this button to toggle between square and full-size images. From there, you can zoom in and out to choose the best crop for your photos.

Initially, Instagram adopted square photos as a way of distinguishing itself from other photo-sharing apps. But they were also a practical choice. They helped provide a more consistent look as you scrolled down the feed, and they also looked better on smaller phone screens.

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But as screen sizes have increased, and the platform has evolved to host more serious photography, the restrictive format has left many of the app’s 300 million monthly usersfrustrated. According to Instagram’s own research, 20 percent of uploaded photos have been modified to fit into the square frame, often using a third-party app that adds a “letterbox” effect to enable the sharing of landscape pictures. “For the average person, one in every five stories in their feed looks like it’s natively supported in our app,” says Ashley Yuki, an Instagram product manager. “Which is not great.”

Even as third-party apps like Square Sized and Squaready have gained popularity, they leave dead space on the edges of photos, making them smaller and harder to see. It can also be annoying and time-consuming to have to use a separate app to prep your photos beforehand.

Members of Instagram’s large fashion community will likely be among those celebrating the freedom this update brings, as will anyone who has experienced the trauma of having to choose whether to crop out either their new haircut or their new shoes. But square photos, as the signature of Instagram, will remain the default mode.

The update also unifies Instagram’s photo and video filters, so now any filter can be applied to your post regardless of its format. It will be available to both iOS and Android users today.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 5, S6 Edge Plus & iPhone 6 Plus: Which one is Secretly Waterproof?

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The Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge Plus, are the latest smartphones revealed couple of days ago at the Samsung Unpacked Event 2015. The main difference between the Note 4 and the Note 5 is the non removable back, which means no Extra Storage also and a smaller battery.

The S6 Edge Plus, which is the successor of the S6 Edge which doesn’t have a removable back already, gained a few extra inches and now has a 5.7 inches screen, like the new Note 5.

Since both of these new devices are completely sealed, they might be secretly waterproof or water resistant to be exact. EverythingApplePro has put these devices alongside the latest iPhone which is the iPhone 6 Plus to a water test, and the results are shocking! Watch the video below and see these devices take the Water Test!

Note that after the video was over the Samsung devices have been placed in silica kitty litter (to take the water and moisture out) and still no response. And the iPhone is still alive and fully functional!

So the iPhone 6 Plus is secretly Water resistant! unlike the new Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge Plus!

Whatsapp Web is Finally Available on iPhone!

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After launching on Chrome and Android earlier this year, WhatsApp Web is finally making its way to the iPhone. WhatsApp Web lets users access their messages in Chrome, bringing one of the world’s largest messaging platforms to the desktop. Up until this point WhatsApp Web was restricted to Android, Windows, and Blackberry devices due to “Apple platform limitations.”

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But now it’s available on every major platform, with iPhone support currently rolling out, as first noted by The Next Web. To use the web client, head to web.whatsapp.com and scan the QR Code using WhatsApp on your device and it will begin pairing.

Go to Settings in your Whatsapp App, and it should be there “Whatsapp Web”. No Update required!