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After Samsung’s set-back with their Note 7 line, Samsung streamed their flagship Galaxy S8 / S8+ event earlier today in New York letting us know the specs, features and most importantly the release date and price.

Specs: 

Samsung Galaxy S8

  • Dimensions – 148.9 x 68.1 x 8.0 mm, 155 g
  • A full-frontal, bezel-less, edge-to-edge 5.8″ Quad HD+ Super AMOLED infinity display – (2960×1440) – 570 ppi
  • 8MP front facing camera, and a 12MP Dual Pixel
  • 4k video recording at 30fps
  • 4Gb RAM with 64Gb built in storage memory (supports up to 256Gb SD cards)
  • Runs Android 7.0.1
  • Bundled AKG eaphones
  • Wireless: Smart View (Miracast 1080p at 30 fps, mirroring support available for devices supporting Miracast or Google Cast.)
  • With cable: supports DisplayPort over USB type-C. Supports video out when connecting via HDMI Adapter. (DisplayPort 4K 60 fps)
  • IP68 Water resistant (up to 1.5m for 30 minutes).
  • 3000mAh battery:
    • MP3 playback (AOD on): up to 44 hrs
    • MP3 playback (AOD OFF): up to 67 hrs
    • Video playback: up to 16 hrs
    • Talk time: up to 20 hrs
    • Internet use (Wi-Fi): up to 14 hrs
    • Internet use (3G): up to 11 hrs
    • Internet use (4G): up to 12 hrs
  • Edge Screen custimisation:
    • Edge Panels: Apps edge, People edge, Smart select, Reminder, Tasks edge, Quick panel, Clipboard edge, Device Maintenance, Weather, Calendar
    • Edge Lighting.

Samsung Galaxy S8+

As above except:

  • Dimensions & Weight – 159.5 x 73.4 x 8.1 mm, 173 g
  • A full-frontal, bezel-less, edge-to-edge 6.2″ Quad HD+ Super AMOLED infinity display – (2960×1440) – 529ppi
  • 3500mAh Battery:
    • MP3 playback (AOD on): up to 50 hrs
    • MP3 playback (AOD OFF): up to 78 hrs
    • Video playback: up to 18 hrs
    • Talk time: up to 24 hrs
    • Internet use (Wi-Fi): up to 15 hrs
    • Internet use (3G): up to 13 hrs
    • Internet use (4G): up to 15 hrs

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Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last month, you’ll probably be well aware that Pokemon GO for mobile devices is taking the world by storm. I didn’t download it on release, but eventually I caved in (after my niece asking me to download it and play it with her – honest!). 5 weeks later and I’m still playing it, trying to bag myself a Charizard (the one Pokemon card that maxresdefaulteveryone wanted back in the day, and its the same in this game too – dunno why I want a Charizard I just do !).

As I’ve been playing the game, I’ve come across a few things I’d like to see added in future updates. One of these is being able to transfer multiple Pokemon at once. This would come in really handy if you have say x40 pidgeys in your list that you want to transfer, currently doing this one at a time is very painful indeed.

I won’t go into the other features just yet, however, as a daily smartwatch user I’d definitely like to see Niantic develop a smartwatch app for it. It doesn’t even have to be the full game (as current smartwatch devices may not be able to run it smoothly), even a companion app would suffice.

I know Nintendo are soon releasing the Pokemon GO Plus wrist strap accessory which will interact and work alongside the Pokemon Go app, alerting you of nearby pokestops and Pokemon without having to take your phone out of your pocket. This all seems cool, I like the idea if I’m walking past a pokestop I can just swipe the little led on the wrist strap and thats me got it, but, I have x2 problems with the device itself: Continue Reading

So you’ve cracked your iPhone 5C screen ? Oh dear, oh dear.

Some may argue thats a good thing (so you can buy an Android device instead – just kidden !), others may sympathise with you and feel your pain. Gone are the days where you could drop your phone on the street, under a bus, pick it up and there not even the slightest bit of damage to it. Now we live in a time where even the slightest of bumps or drops can result in your phone looking like a right mess.

Fear not though, there is a fairly cheap and easy way to replace your iPhone 5c screen. Cheap as in, £20 cheap, thats right !

All you require is a replacement screen + digitiser (currently £18.93 at the time of writing this – over half of what I paid for mine 6 months ago!), a tool kit (included with the replacement screen) and some patience. Here is a link to the screen + digitizer I purchased: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00J05NMB0/

You can follow my 10 easy step guide by watching the YouTube video below, or, if you’d prefer to read through a guide at your own pace, without the need of visiting YouTube, I’ve also written out a step by step guide below (click the ”continue reading” button for a full text guide), aided by a set of photos. Any questions feel free to leave a comment or contact me here.

Disclaimer: I will not be held responsible for any damage you may cause to yourself, your phone, or anyone or anything else as a result of watching / reading this how to guide.

Note: This will void your warranty. If your phone is still in warranty, take the phone to your local Apple shop / repair centre instead, as they will repair it under warranty.

How to replace an iPhone 5C screen in 10 easy steps (Video Guide)

How to replace an iPhone 5C screen in 10 easy steps (Text Guide)

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