TechBytes is a weekly dose of tech in one post! I put the relevant tech news, podcasts, videos, and more that you need to know! This week, it’s about the recent dump of Apple stuff, the OPPO F3 Plus, and Android O!
The (Seemingly) Random Drop of Apple Stuff!
Last Tuesday, Apple launched new stuff through their website! They are the Special Edition (PRODUCT)RED™ iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, a new 9.7-inch iPad, new Apple Watch bands, and a new Clips app!
I think that those (RED) iPhones really look cool! They should have the black front glass though. I am REALLY REALLY tempted to get that new 9.7-inch iPad. Its price makes it a good deal for people who want a tablet just for content consumption.
I just hope more meaningful Apple stuff will come out in the coming months.
Oppo Ups the Selfie Game with the F3 Plus!
Despite not being popular in the Western side of the world, OPPO still got in the Top 5 Smartphone Vendors last year! I have to admit, the F1s is a really great device for its price. I even listed down 5 things that make the OPPO F1s great! Last Thursday, OPPO moved to their next chapter at being the “Selfie Expert”. It announced the F3 Plus!
In a nutshell, it’s basically a bigger version of the F1s Upgraded (the one with 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage) with a dual front-facing camera!
Here are the specs of the F3 Plus for all you tech-savvy people:
- 6-inch 1080p display with Gorilla Glass 5
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 653 processor
- 4GB RAM + 64GB internal storage
- “Six-string” antenna design on the back
- 16MP rear camera
- 16MP normal + 8MP 120° wide-angle front camera setup
The phone is currently available for pre-order at your favorite phone shop or GO HERE to get it from Lazada!
Android O Developer Preview is OUT!
Also last week, Google released the 1st Developer Preview for Android O! They recently do developer previews earlier to help Android developers prepare for the final release of Android O (which will have a fun dessert name by then). Despite that, this release is ONLY for developers and installing this on your personal phone WILL CAUSE PROBLEMS. There’s even a chance you can’t reserve the damage until getting the final version later this year! Be careful.
New features include snoozing notifications from a certain app, notification channels which can help in sorting notifications properly, and the AutoFill framework for easier filling of forms in an app or a webpage.
What’s Up on The Blog?
Apple Launches (RED) iPhone 7 and 7 Plus!
After months of rumors about this, it finally came true. Here’s everything you need to know about Apple’s new (RED) devices!
Apple Announces a New iPad!
Alongside those RED iPhones, Apple also announced a NEW 9.7-inch iPad! It has the same screen size but with upgraded stuff inside the device! Read more about it on the blog!
5 Interesting Things From Silverstone Unleashed 2017!
I recently went to a Silverstone event that had all their latest products on display! On the blog, I talk about 5 things that piqued my interest during the event.
Stories From the Web
A lot happened since the last time I did TechBytes, so I’ll put double the number of articles here!
No specific topic here for now, since A LOT really happened. Here we go!
Apple bought the best utility app for the iPhone, Workflow
Apple imagines turning an iPhone or iPad into a touchscreen MacBook
About That Purported 10.5-Inch iPad
Mossberg: The old dream of the information appliance is now real — so what’s next?
Looking for New Headphones? Try a Set From Across the Pond
The Apple Watch is still the best designed smartwatch
BOLD declaration right here. I mean BOLD.
iOS 10.3’s Switch to APFS Is Kind of a Big Deal
If you’re not caught up, iOS 10.3 is NOW OUT!
Why I Might Ditch My Smartphone for the Nokia 3310
I don’t know if I would do this. Haha.
Google Talk is dead, Hangouts is the new Slack, Project Fi users are screwed and everyone hates Allo
Oh good! More Google messaging app news! Yay. *sarcasm*
This pretty e-paper smart calendar is everything I want in a gadget
You know what? Me too!
(I’m skipping podcasts for now. They’ll be back next week. ^_^)
Are you excited for Apple’s new stuff? Do you even care? How about the OPPO F3 Plus or Android O? Leave a comment down below!
Interesting news from Apple. Yet another innovation. Kidding! I wish to hear something more from them. I hope they do this year.