Monday, August 21, 2017

LG 2017 Home Entertainment Lineup Earns Top Honors From European Imaging and Sound Association.



LG OLED, LG SUPER UHD TV and Sound Bar Recognized by Industry Experts.

LG OLED TV was named the best OLED TV by the European Imaging and Sound Association (EISA), marking the sixth consecutive win for LG's OLED technology. The 2017-18 EISA OLED TV Award winner, the ultra-slim 65-inch class LG OLED TV (model OLED65E7), was praised for its stunning picture quality, wide viewing angles and unique picture-on-glass design.


The EISA jury also commended the premium TV for its unmatched high dynamic range (HDR) capabilities in supporting both HDR 10 and Dolby Vision™ as well as support for Dolby Atmos™, delivering superb audio combined with unparalleled picture quality for the ultimate home theater experience.

LG SUPER UHD TV (55-inch class model 55SJ850V) was recognized with the 2017-18 EISA LCD TV 2017-2018 Award for its rich, accurate colors and wide viewing angles offered by LG's Nano Cell™ technology as well as its intuitive webOS 3.5 user interface. LG's 2017 TV lineup also features LG's Active HDR technology which optimizes every scene to create a life-like viewing experience from any angle.

The 2017-18 EISA Soundbar Award went to the unique LG SJ9 Sound Bar, honored for its classy design and crystal clear audio output thanks to Dolby Atmos technology. With Dolby Atmos, sounds can originate from anywhere in three-dimensional space – even from above the listener – for the ultimate in immersive surround sound audio.

"Global accolades like the coveted EISA awards recognizes our work in advancing LG OLED technology as the ultimate premium home entertainment experience," said Tim Alessi, Senior Director, Home Entertainment Product Marketing, "Our OLED TVs will continue to lead the premium TV market with products that are recognized for their advanced technology, astounding picture clarity and superb design."

The prestigious EISA Awards are decided annually by a panel of judges composed of editors from influential audio visual (AV) magazines based in 20 European countries, the United States, and Australia. Product entries are judged on criteria including technology, design and innovation.

IFA attendees are encouraged to visit LG's booth in Hall 18 of Messe Berlin from Sept. 1-6 to experience LG OLED TVs, LG SUPER UHD TVs and audio systems for themselves.

About LG Electronics USA
LG Electronics USA Inc., based in Englewood Cliffs, N.J., is the North American subsidiary of LG Electronics Inc., a $48 billion global force and technology leader in home appliances, consumer electronics and mobile communications. LG Electronics sells a range of stylish and innovative home entertainment products, mobile phones, home appliances, commercial displays, air conditioning systems and solar energy solutions in the United States, all under LG's "Life's Good" marketing theme.



SOURCE LG Electronics USA

IFA 2017: LG to unveil the ProBeam UST (Ultra Short-Throw) laser projector and LG MiniBeam.





LG LIGHTS UP IFA 2017 WITH CONVENIENT HIGH-PERFORMANCE PROJECTORS
ProBeam UST and MiniBeam Deliver the Ideal Home Cinema
Experience With Wide-Range of Extremely Convenient Features

Ranked number one in the LED projector category for six consecutive years, LG Electronics (LG) is set to extend its lead in the category with the unveiling of two new projectors at IFA, Europe’s largest consumer electronics and home appliance show. In Berlin, LG will be introducing its ProBeam UST (Ultra Short-Throw) laser projector (model HF85JA) and LG MiniBeam (model PH30JG) as part of its strategy to extend its leadership in the LED/Laser projector market which is projected to grow to USD 5.7 billion in three years.1

The LG ProBeam UST offers a Full HD (1080p) image in a ultra-short throw design for an immersive home cinema experience without the hassles associated with most home projectors. Ultra Short-Throw projectors are convenient as they do not require professional installation, a jumble of unsightly cables or expansive space between the projector and the screen, the ProBeam UST only requiring 12cm to display a 100-inch image. And the ProBeam UST is intuitive to use because it does not require its own stand – simply place it on any existing furniture and it becomes movie night. And never again cast a shadow on the screen when getting up for more popcorn.

Consumers who have doubts about the effectiveness of projectors in brightly lit rooms can put them to rest because the LG ProBeam UST generates up to 1,500 ANSI lumen of brightness, 1.5 times brighter than LG’s previous UST projector. And the ProBeam UST’s 150,000:1 contrast ratio ensures that every TV show or movie will look crisp and accurate. What’s more, the light source in the ProBeam UST is incredibly durable, estimated to last up to 20,000 hours. Its innovative I-shaped laser engine gives it a slim and sleek profile that looks great in any room.

The LG ProBeam UST offers a host of options to connect it to a number of wireless speakers or headphones. Its four corner keystone feature corrects both horizontal and vertical distortion of the picture providing maximum flexibility to position the ProBeam UST in ways that other projectors could only dream of. And this premium device comes with LG’s award-winning webOS Smart TV platform, giving viewers access to the ever-growing number of streaming services.

The LG MiniBeam is an incredibly easy to use portable projector also set to debut at IFA 2017. An HD projector with a built-in battery that lasts up to four hours, the MiniBeam packs plenty of cord-free power to play back two full-length movies while camping, sitting on the patio or relaxing in a hotel room. One of its most impressive features, Multi-Angle Projection, allows the device to be tilted up to 70 degrees to display an image high on a wall or even on the ceiling without the use of a tripod.

The LG MiniBeam projector offers users unprecedented freedom in a portable package. USB Type-C compatibility gives the MiniBeam the ability to connect and mirror other devices such as laptops and smartphone and charge its internal 9000mAh battery with a single cable. The MiniBeam can send an audio signal to any other Bluetooth-enabled device – wireless speaker, smartphone even a car audio system.

“We are immensely proud of our long-standing position as the global leader in portable LED projectors,” said Jang Ik-hwan, head of the IT business division at LG Electronics. “The projectors that we’ll be debuting at IFA will provide consumers with an immersive, high-quality home cinema experience that’s extremely convenient, reliable and fun.”

Visitors to the LG’s booth in Hall 18 of Messe Berlin from September 1-6 will have a chance to experience LG’s newest lineup of projectors first-hand.

Intel unveils the 8th Gen Intel® Core™ processor family. Video.





Intel unveils the 8th Gen Intel® Core™ processor family. The 8th Gen Intel® Core™ processors are designed for what’s next and deliver up to 40% gen over gen performance boost. 

Experience exceptional performance, immersive entertainment and simple convenience with 8th Gen Intel® Core™ processors.



More information on: Intel


Sunday, August 20, 2017

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 videos teaser in South Korea.







Two videos teaser from Samsung Korea is highlighting the coming two cameras on the Galaxy Note 8 and the second is suggesting a lot of things you can do with the S Pen.

The Galaxy Note 8 unlocked 64GB sales banner was posted for a few moments on the Samsung US web site:


The event in NY for unveiling the Galaxy Note 8 will be hold in August 23, 2017.




Saturday, August 19, 2017

China site confirms iPhone 8 TouchID on the back.



Leather Case posted by Kumamoto Technology from China in some way is probably confirming that the iPhone 8 or iPhone7S/7S Plus may arrive with the Touch ID fingerprint scanner on the back, as you can oberve on the recent leaked picture. There was before another aluminum back cover with the Touch ID scanner on the back  from the same source weibo, as well. This recent post from China was made in August 18,2017.
















Before related post: iPhone 8 UPDATE. Fingerprint scanner on the back.


Thursday, August 17, 2017

Australia: Marketing material reveals Galaxy Note 8 specifications.




The above marketing material panflet comes from Samsung Australia for the Galaxy Note 8.

Australia will have two colors available Black and Gold, with 6.3" QHD + Super AMOLED Infinity Display, Intelegent S Pen, Dual camera with 2x optical zoom and dual OIS. Samsung mentions that in the low-light conditions, the f/1.7 aperture and Dual Pixel Sensor will enable you to capture stunning photos with lightning fast autofocus, Secure Iris scanner technology, Water and dust resistant, Fast wireless charging, connect with SmartSwitch to transport your phone content to the Galaxy Note 8.

The S Pen lets you write messages and share them as a GIF with friends. Also you can write a note with the screen off.

Samsung will officialy unveil the Galaxy Note 8 in a NY event in August 23.

ausdroidnet




Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 has a 6.4 inch display. Full specifications leaks on AnTuTu/GFXBench.




On AnTuTu Benchmark and on weibo (GFXBench info) you can find the latest information about the specifications of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 SM-N9500 China version.

On AnTuTu the SGN8 has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chip , Android 7.1.1, Adreno 540, 6.4 inch, display 1080 x 2220, 8MP front camera, 12MP rear dual camera, 6GB RAM, 64GB ROM.

On GFXBench the SGN8 has a Samsung Exynos 8 chip octa core 2.3 GHz, ARM Mali G71, Android 7.1.1, 6.4 inch display 2960 x 1440, 5.2GB RAM available, 53GB ROM available, Rear camera 11MP dual camera, front camera 7MP.

Rumors are saying the battery will have 3300mAh.

According to AnTuTu’s website, the phone scored over 179,000, which is way higher than the 168,133 value Galaxy S8+.


Scientists discover a revolutionary method against baldness.





A group of researchers at the University of Southern California (UCLA) in Los Angeles, USA, has developed a new method that stimulates hair growth from stem cells and could lead to the development of drugs against Alopecia associated with hormonal imbalances, stress, aging and chemotherapy.

The research published in the journal Nature Cell Biology, led by Heather Christofk and William Lowry, found that stem cells of the hair follicle - responsible for the cyclical growth of hair throughout life - have a different metabolism than other cells of the skin and can be stimulated. In this way, when your cell cycle is interrupted by different factors, baldness appears.

The follicles process glucose from the bloodstream to produce energy in the form of pyruvate, used by mitochondria for cellular activity, or turn it into another metabolite known as lactate. Based on these observations, the experts attempted to deduce the role of both metabolites in the capillary cycle and thus determine how they influence their growth.

The analysis revealed that by genetically blocking lactate production in mice, this prevented the activation of stem cells in the follicles. On the other hand, if the pyruvate entry into the mitochondria was genetically decreased, the stem cells were forced to produce more lactate, and with that, they caused the birth of new hair faster.

"Prior to this, no one knew that increased or decreased lactate would have an effect on stem cells of the hair follicle," says Lowry on the UCLA portal.

Two hopeful drugs: RCGD423 and UK5099

After the discovery, scientists were able to develop two possible drugs (RCGD423 and UK5099) that were tested in mice and succeeded in stimulating lactate production through different metabolic pathways.

Although they have not been tested in humans and are not approved by the US Food and Drug Administration. (FDA), Lowry says this method is "promising" and could help millions of men and women. "I think we have barely begun to understand the critical role that metabolism plays in hair growth," concludes the expert.

Monday, August 14, 2017

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 video teaser has music now.






The teaser video that is posted on Samsung Mobile Press with no music on  front page since July 20 has music now but the one on youtube, and it is ahead of the August 23  New York event where Samsung will unveil the Galaxy Note 8.

We are 9 days away.



Before releated post:  
IT`S OFFICIAL: SAMSUNG SENDS OUT INVITATIONS FOR THE UNPACKED 2017 GALAXY NOTE 8 EVENT.VIDEO.



The company is hosting the Samsung Galaxy Unpacked celebration on August 23, 2017, at Park Avenue Armory in New York City.
Doors open at 10 a.m. (EST) while the official event is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. (EST).
Live streaming of the New York event will be available at www.samsungmobilepress.com, news.samsung.com/global, and www.samsung.com/galaxy.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

LG UX 6.0+ to debut in LG V30. LG shows V30 OLED Full Vision Display screens w/floating bar.



UPGRADED UX IN LG V30 ENABLES MORE PERSONALIZATION OPTIONS FOR MAXIMUM CONVENIENCE
Multimedia Excellence, User Personalization and Intuitive Usefulness
at the Heart of LG’s New Smartphone UX

The new UX 6.0+ to make its debut in the upcoming V30 from LG Electronics (LG) is an advanced version of LG’s UX that has been optimized to work even better with the immersive 18:9 OLED FullVision display while offering more personalization options for a more intuitive user experience. Featuring the company’s first OLED FullVision display and an advanced dual lens camera, the LG V30 is a powerful multimedia tool and the new UX is designed so that users can leverage its advanced capabilities to the fullest.

Graphy, which can be accessed in the camera’s Manual Mode, gives any shutterbug professional quality photography capabilities. With Graphy, users can choose from among a portfolio of professional shots, each with a different style and mood or they can download photos taken by professionals from the Graphy website or mobile app and apply those metadata presets – such as white balance, shutter speed, aperture and ISO – to photos taken with the V30. 

Different shooting modes such as auto, grid shot, snap shot and match shot are conveniently grouped under one menu for ease of selection. GIFs can be quickly created in the Gallery menu while the Create Movie option allows for the creation of movie using photos and/or video files which can then be edited in the included Quick Video Editor.

The Second Screen in the LG V20 has evolved to become Floating Bar on the V30. The semi-transparent Floating Bar allows for quick access to frequently used functions and can be dragged completely off the FullVision display when not needed. 

When powered off, the Always-on Display is even more customizable than before. The AOD now not only shows the clock, it can also be set to display Quick Tools, Music Player or a personal photograph as well.

Security features in the LG V30 are also more advanced than in LG’s previous smartphone UX. Using Face Recognition, the V30 can be unlocked instantaneously using the front facing camera even when the phone’s display is off. And there is no need to press the power button first, unlike on other phones. 

Voice Recognition uses a combination of the user’s voice and self-generated keywords (ideally three to five syllables combined) to unlock the V30 without the need to press a button or swipe the screen. It is supported by Qualcomm Aqstic voice UI technology for always-on, always-listening capabilities that requires very little battery power.

Even the feel of the UX can be tailored to users’ preference. Haptic feedback on the LG V30 can be customized with various included vibration combinations that can be matched to the phone’s ringtone.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

LG V30 will have much better camera photo resolution than the LG V20.





LG V30 TO ELEVATE SMARTPHONE CAMERA TO NEW HEIGHTS
Largest Aperture Smartphone Camera and Glass Crystal Clear Lens
Deliver Brighter, More Vivid Images Than Ever Before.

LG Electronics (LG) will incorporate an F1.6 aperture camera and glass lens in the dual camera of its upcoming V30 flagship smartphone, introducing industry-leading innovations that bring a new level of photographic innovation to the mobile industry.

Excellence in smartphone cameras has long been a core competency of LG’s mobile devices and the dual camera module in the upcoming LG V30 will include the world’s largest aperture and clearest lens ever to be featured in a smartphone. LG’s first F1.6 lens is also the largest aperture among existing smartphone cameras, delivering 25 percent more light to the sensor compared to an F1.8 lens. 

The glass Crystal Clear Lens also delivers greater light-collecting ability than a plastic lens as well as better color reproduction. This makes the V30 particularly well suited for photography and videography.

“LG boasts an unrivaled heritage in smartphone photography and our decision to adopt glass in the V30 camera is specifically because this has traditionally been the realm of DSLRs,” said Juno Cho, president of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. “For the users for whom the V series was designed, this kind of innovation is significant.”

In all areas, the camera in the LG V30 is superior to the camera of its predecessor, let alone other smartphones. The camera in the V30 cuts edge distortion by a third compared to the V20 when capturing wide angle shots, making it ideal for group wefies, spacious interiors and expansive landscapes.

Even with all these improvements, the rear camera module of the LG V30 still manages to remain svelte, 30 percent smaller in size compared to the V20. Paired with LG’s specialized UX featuring laser detection AF, optical image stabilization and electronic image stabilization, shutterbugs will find the V30 as easy and convenient to use as its predecessor.

The LG V30 smartphone will be unveiled in August 31st in Berlin at IFA 2017.

LG 


Friday, August 11, 2017

iPhone 8 UPDATE. Fingerprint scanner on the back.



iPhone 8 UPDATE: Apple will unveil it in September event but will launch in late October/early November.

Delay is because of part supplies issues and a change in the back design of the phone caused by the fingerprint scanner location.


Before related post:



Latest Galaxy Note 8 information.



The upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 8 will sport a 6.3-inch display Infinity Display, biometric technologies, including facial recognition,  iris scanner and a fingerprint scanner.

The fingerprint scanner will again be placed on the back of the phone near the camera lens, like the Galaxy S8.

Samsung will adopt a dual camera for the first time in its premium lineups. The dual rear camera system of the Note 8 will feature a 13-megapixel wide-angle lens and 12-megapixel telephoto lens with 3x optical zoom support.

The new device will also feature the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 and Samsung’s Exynos 8895 for its application processor, 6-gigabyte random-access memory and 3300 mAh battery capacity. 

Samsung Electronics’ upcoming Galaxy Note 8 has adopted force touch that allows the phone to read the amount of pressure applied to the screen, ET News reported on Aug. 9. 

The force touch, also called 3-D touch, will use the same solution adopted for the current Galaxy S8 to replace all the functionality of a home button and open a hidden menu with shortcuts to different features. 

The Note 8 will debut on Aug. 23 in New York and will officially be launched on Sept. 15 in Korea and the US. Its price is expected to surpass 1 million won ($872) for the first time. 

Before related post:


Samsung Gear Sport smartwatch companion coming alongside Galaxy Note 8.



Samsung is going to unveil a new brand Gear Sport smartwatch 2017 alongside with the Galaxy Note 8 in August 23 UNPACKED  2017 in New York.

At the FCC has the  ID A3LSMR600 with model number SM-R600. certification with August 7 and 10, 2017 date.

Specifications are not yet avalilable. However smartwatchs are more fitness focused.


FCC via theleaker

Thursday, August 10, 2017

iPhone 7S/7S Plus for September w/edge to edge LCD displays. iPhone 8 delayed to November, design to change.


Korean sources are saying Apple`s iPhone 7S and 7S Plus will be unveiled in September and will still have LCD panels, but the interesting thing is  that both units will have edge to edge displays, that wraps around the side.

Not saying anything about NO home button on these 7S and 7S Plus models.

Still undecided on the detailed specifications of some hardware and design features, US tech giant Apple has postponed the unveiling of the iPhone 8 fitted with an OLED screen to November.
“Apple’s top brass recently approved the September launch of two LCD models, but the OLED iPhone launch is likely to be delayed to November,” an official from a Korean supplier told The Investor on condition of anonymity.  

The OLED iPhone 8  is failing to work the fingerprint scanner on the front display.

The iPhone’s rear design has not yet been finalized. We are still awaiting Apple’s final decision before shipping parts,” he said, hinting that the phone is also likely to have a fingerprint scanner on the back. 
“Fingerprint scanning, which plays a crucial role in safeguarding payment solution Apple Pay, needs to be fault-free. Apple seems to have failed to fully develop the technology for the upcoming iPhone,” said a local display expert who wished to be unnamed.  
Samsung is making OLED displays for the iPhone 8 in small amounts at this time.

theinvestor

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

LG's webOS Platform Continues 2017 Expansion With Sling TV with 100+ Premium Digital Channels.






LG's webOS Platform Continues 2017 Expansion With Sling TV, Growth Of Channel Plus Streaming Service.

Sling TV Now Available on 2017 LG OLED and LG SUPER UHD Models; Channel Plus Reaches 100+ Premium, Digital Channels.

The popular webOS smart TV platform from LG Electronics continues to raise the bar with major additions to its already robust content offerings. Leading that expansion are the addition of Sling TV to 2017 LG OLED and LG SUPER UHD smart TV models and the continued growth of the Channel Plus app which has now surpassed 100 channels of content.

The 2017 LG OLED and LG SUPER UHD TVs feature webOS 3.5, the latest version of LG's award-winning smart TV platform, which makes switching between content options – including broadcast TV, streaming services and external devices – simple and fast. With the LG Magic Remote and refined launcher bar, viewers have access to a limitless world of premium content – including 4K Ultra HD and high dynamic range (HDR) streaming content – from the most popular entertainment providers including Netflix, Amazon Video and Vudu, as well as Sling TV and Channel Plus.

"The addition of Sling TV and more Channel Plus content provides LG OLED and LG SUPER UHD TV owners access to a robust slate of live TV and on-demand content," said Matt Durgin, LG Electronics USA's director of content innovation. "With literally hundreds of channels from top-tier content providers at their fingertips via our webOS smart TV platform, consumers can enjoy the content they love when they want to see it and on some of the top-rated TVs on the market."

Channel Plus
Powered by XUMO, Channel Plus is a unique, intuitive streaming service integrated into 2016 and 2017 LG smart TVs running webOS 3.0 and 3.5. Channel Plus delivers both live and on-demand streaming content through an innovative interface that presents over-the-air broadcast channels alongside over-the-top (OTT) streaming channels.

"The innovation behind seamlessly merging 100 different linearly programmed OTT streams with the traditional channel lineup provides a remarkable value-add for LG customers," said Stefan Van Engen, XUMO's senior vice president of content programming and acquisitions. "The increased distribution and easy discovery of new content and channels on webOS makes Channel Plus a solution that directly aligns with the strategic distribution plans of our digital-first partners."

Among Channel Plus offerings are Bloomberg Politics (IP-129), Funny Or Die (IP-201), Just For Laughs (IP-203), Baeble Music (IP-286), PBS Digital Studios (IP-291), Family Feud (IP-310), People/Entertainment Weekly Network (IP-321), Cheddar (IP-361), Tastemade (IP-406), HSN (IP-457), Refinery29 (IP-460) and more.

Sling TV.

Sling TV – now available on 2017 LG OLED and LG SUPER UHD webOS 3.5-enabled smart TVs – is the first of its kind to offer live and on-demand OTT television services, including general market, Latino and International live and on-demand programming.

Also available on 2016 LG smart TVs since earlier this year, Sling TV is the number one live OTT service based on the number of OTT households as reported by comScore as of April 2017. Sling TV is available on smart televisions, tablets, game consoles, computers, smartphones and other streaming devices.

Sling TV offers two domestic streaming services and extras that collectively include more than 150 channels and programming content from Disney/ESPN (Sling Orange/single-stream only), Fox (Sling Blue/multi-stream), NBC (Sling Blue/multi-stream), NFL Network, NBA TV, NHL Network, Pac-12 Networks, HBO®, SHOWTIME, STARZ, AMC, A&E, Turner, Scripps, GSN, Hallmark, Viacom, EPIX, AXS and Univision. Additionally, Sling TV offers a suite of standalone and add-on Spanish-language packages and services tailored to English-dominant, bilingual and Spanish-dominant U.S. households. Sling TV also provides more than 300 channels in 22 languages across multiple devices to U.S. households.    

For more information on LG OLED and LG SUPER UHD TVs, please visit http://www.lg.com/us/experience-tvs/oled-tv.  


SOURCE LG Electronics USA.

Just look at your iPhone 8 and will suppress notifications sound.



The 10th anniversary iPhone device aka iPhone 8 or iPhone Pro will be able to suppress the notifications sound is you are looking at it. Just simple like that. Well that is what Guilherme Rambo iOS developer says, taking that information from the early release of the HomePod firmware by Apple:





Before related post:

FACE ID FOR APPLE PAY CONFIRMED FOR IPHONE 8 AND IPHONE 7S.


2Q 2017: Worldwide tablet market share: Apple 30.1%, Samsung 15.8%, Huawei 8%, says IDC.



The downward spiral of the tablet market continued during the second quarter of 2017 (2Q17), according to preliminary data from the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Tablet Tracker. Despite notable product launches like the new lower priced iPad and products from other top-tier vendors, worldwide shipments for tablets declined 3.4% year over year in 2Q17, reaching 37.9 million.

Once touted as the savior of the market, detachable tablets also declined in the second quarter as consumers waited in anticipation of product refreshes from high-profile vendors like Apple and Microsoft. However, with new product launches towards the end of the second quarter, the detachable market is expected to maintain a stronger position in the second half of the year.

"There's been a resetting of expectations for detachables as competing convertible notebooks offered a convincing and familiar computing experience for many," said Jitesh Ubrani, senior research analyst with IDC's Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Device Trackers. "To date, the 2-in-1 market was bifurcated as Apple and Microsoft led with detachables while the PC vendors led with convertibles. Though that is slowly changing as smartphone vendors and traditional PC vendors begin to offer compelling alternatives, the pace has been rather slow as Surface and iPad Pro still dominate shelf space and mindshare."

Market turmoil aside, three of the top five vendors managed to increase share and grow on an annual basis with price being the largest driving factor. However, these gains may be temporary as the replacement cycle of tablets is still long (closer to traditional PCs rather than smartphones) and first-time buyers have become a rare commodity. With downward pressure on pricing from big name brands, "whitebox" tablet vendors and smaller brands are starting to turn their attention away from tablets and IDC expects this trend to continue.

"The tablet market has essentially become a race to see if the burgeoning detachables category can grow fast enough to offset the long-term erosion of the slate market," said Linn Huang, research director, Devices & Displays at IDC. "From that lens, the second quarter was a slight righting of the ship and there is still much to be hopeful about in the back half of 2017. New product launches from Microsoft and Apple are generally accompanied by subsequent quarters of inflated shipments, the reintroduction of Windows to the ARM platform could help remedy the aforementioned hollowing of the middle of the market, and we expect a proliferation of Chrome OS-based detachables in time for the holidays."

Tablet Company Highlights

Apple positioned itself quite well during the quarter by consolidating its lineup and introducing two new iPads. The new iPad's relatively low price point triggered some consumers to upgrade their aging devices and demand for this new tablet finally caused a turnaround for Apple's iPad business. Meanwhile Apple's transition towards detachable tablets continued with the launch of the 10.5" iPad Pro and a major update to iOS (expected later this year).

Samsung was able to gain share simply by sustaining flat growth in this declining market. The company appears to be the third major contender in detachables, after Apple and Microsoft, and in typical Samsung fashion offers multiple detachable tablets with a choice of either Windows or Android. On a worldwide basis, Samsung's slates have a significant presence though, like many other vendors, this portion of the business continues to struggle.

Huawei's investment in brand marketing in Europe and Asia has continued to work well as the company finds itself among the top 5 for tablets as well as smartphones. With plenty of low-cost and cellular-enabled options, Huawei has been able to slowly steal share from rivals like Lenovo. However, the company has been fairly cautious of the detachable market and recent products have had very limited launches.

Amazon.com's aggressive pricing strategy has worked well due to its ever-growing ecosystem. Amazon also managed to update its lineup, offering new tablets at a better price and expanding its Alexa service to the UK. Amazon is also the only major vendor that actively targets the kids' tablet market by offering a dedicated bundle inclusive of kid-friendly content – an approach that seems to have paid off as the company has managed to maintain a stronghold in the tablet market.

Despite the annual decline, Lenovo has managed to slowly increase the share of detachable tablets within its product portfolio, which tend to have a higher average selling prices (ASPs). A low-cost strategy focused on Asia has worked so far, but that strategy is starting to lose its legs. 

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 pre-orders start in Sept 1st and will release it in September 15.

According to ET News the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 pre-orders will start in September 1st and full sales will be open in September 15th as a release date of the mobile.

Customers in South Korea will reportedly be able to pre-order the Galaxy Note 8 between September 1 and September 10. The pre-order period is one day less than it was for the Galaxy S8.

Pre-order activations will reportedly begin in South Korea on September 11 and run through to September 14. The pre-activation dates are actually one day longer than they were for the Galaxy S8.

Samsung will officially release the Galaxy Note 8 on September 15. Customers who didn’t place a pre-order will be able to purchase the new flagship smartphone then. Samsung is likely to follow this roadmap in other launch markets as well.

The Galaxy Note 8 will be unveiled in NY in August 23rd.

Source: ETNEWS via sammobile



Windows 10 Update KB4034674 (OS Build 15063.540) Change Log.


August 8, 2017—KB4034674 (OS Build 15063.540)

Improvements and fixes.

This update includes quality improvements. No new operating system features are being introduced in this update. Key changes include:

Addressed issue where the policies provisioned using Mobile Device Management (MDM) should take precedence over policies set by provisioning packages.

Addressed issue where the Site to Zone Assignment List group policy (GPO) was not set on machines when it was enabled.

Addressed issue where the AppLocker rules wizard crashes when selecting accounts.

Addressed issue where the primary computer relationship is not determined when you have a disjoint NetBIOS domain name for your DNS Name. This prevents folder redirection and roaming profiles from successfully blocking your profile or redirects folders to a non-primary computer.

Addressed issue where an access violation in the Mobile Device Manager Enterprise feature causes stop errors.

Security updates to Microsoft Edge, Microsoft Windows Search Component, Microsoft Scripting Engine, Microsoft Windows PDF Library, Windows Hyper-V, Windows Server, Windows kernel-mode drivers, Windows Subsystem for Linux, Windows shell, Common Log File System Driver, Internet Explorer, and the Microsoft JET Database Engine.

If you installed earlier updates, only the new fixes contained in this package will be downloaded and installed on your device.

For more information about the resolved security vulnerabilities, please see the Security Update Guide.

Known issues in this update:

Symptom Workaround
Installing this KB (4034674) may change Czech and Arabic languages to English for Microsoft Edge and other applications. Microsoft is working on a resolution and will provide an update in an upcoming release. 

How to get this update
This update will be downloaded and installed automatically from Windows Update. To get the stand-alone package for this update, go to the Microsoft Update Catalog website. 

File information

For a list of the files that are provided in this update, download the file information for cumulative update 4034674.

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LG 2017 Home Entertainment Lineup Earns Top Honors From European Imaging and Sound Association.

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