VLC media player for iOS updated with iPhone X and 4k videos support

It’s been less than a week since VLC, one of the most popular media players for mobile devices, received an important update on Android, and the iOS version is getting the same treatment.

As expected, the new update brings support for iPhone X, but also some fixes that should prevent the app from acting erratically on devices powered by iOS 7 and iOS 8. On top of that, the update adds support for HEVC (High-Efficiency Video Coding ) 4K videos. Some general bug fixes have been implemented too, so you should have a smoother experienced now.

If you haven’t yet …


Qualcomm details its Snapdragon 845 chip: 30% more efficient, fastest modem, 4K HDR video capture

As promised, the second day of Qualcomm’s Tech Summit seems to be completely dedicated to the newly unveiled Snapdragon 845 processor. There’s a lot of technical info about Qualcomm’s most advanced chipset to date, so we’ll try to simplify it for you.

First off, the Snapdragon 845 is 30% more efficient than the previous top-tier chipset, the Snapdragon 835. Also, thanks to the new graphics processing unit (GPU), the Adreno 630, the chipset offers 30% improved graphics, video rendering, and power reduction compared to the previous generation.

Qualcomm’s Snapdragon …

Facebook Messenger now allows you to send and receive high-res, 4K images

Facebook just announced that starting today, millions of iOS and Android users of its ultra-popular Messenger service will be able to send and receive high-resolution 4K images between one another. The first wave of users that will be able to benefit from the new feature are avid Messenger users located in the US, Canada, France, Australia, the UK, Singapore, Hong Kong, Japan, and South Korea. The implementation of sharper, richer image content will definitely benefit the user experience in a major way, Facebook says, admitting that the support for sending and receiving …

Get the new OnePlus 5T wallpapers in 4K!

The bezel-less OnePlus 5T is here, and in usual OnePlus fashion, it comes with a plethora of mesmerisingly colorful wallpapers on board!

The usual all-out, mixed media paint swirl backgrounds are back, and they are looking better than ever in 4K resolution!. If you want to have a small taste of the OP5 before you get your hands on it, you can try out the new wallpapers right now!

Created by graphic designer and illustrator Hampus Olsson—who, by the way, is the artist behind the backgrounds featured on all OnePlus phones since the OnePlus 2—the default wallpaper …

The iPhone X shoots entire cinematic video and gets pitted against pro 4K camera

Not for nothing, but the iPhone X is the first iPhone that has optical image stabilization for both of its camera sensors, and is also capable of 4K video recording with the smooth 60 frames per second. The other main reason for the amazing, cinematic quality footage it can produce is the A11 Bionic and dedicated image processing power to crunch all those frames without a hitch.

In the end, shooting with the iPhone X will get you some of the most detailed, smooth and sharp videos you can make this side of specialized movie-making equipment that costs …

For an extra $10 a month, Verizon will allow unlimited plan subscribers to stream video at 4K

When Verizon introduced its Unlimited plan back in February, it originally offered streaming video at 720p. But back in August, Verizon split its unlimited plan into three parts. The lower priced tier called Go Unlimited is priced at $75 a month for one line, and video is streamed at 480p (DVD quality) on smartphones. On tablets, video can be viewed at 720p. For $85 a month for one line, the Beyond Unlimited plan streams video at 720p HD on handsets and 1080p FHD on tablets.

If you want full resolution for your streaming videos on Verizon, pay an extra $10 a month to the nation’s largest …

NVIDIA permanently drops the base price of the Shield TV to $179 to compete with Apple's TV 4K

In a move meant to make one of its products more competitive on the market, NVIDIA announced it has cut down the price of its Shield TV set-top box by $20. While that might not sound much, it’s no coincidence that the base price of the NVIDIA Shield TV starts at $179, the same as Apple’s TV 4K.

The bad news is aside from the 16GB streaming device, you’ll only get the remote. For an additional $59, you can buy the game controller as well. In fact, NVIDIA offers another bundle for $199 that includes the remote and game controller, so if you’re into Android gaming, …

The iPhone 8, Apple Watch 3 and Apple TV 4K are now shipping

If you have pulled the trigger on an iPhone 8, Apple Watch Series 3, or an Apple TV 4K pre-oder, you’d be delighted to hear that the gear is now marked as shipping, and you should be receiving the due date notification very soon, if you haven’t already – surprise, surprise, it’s September 22.
As usual, Apple is on the ball when it comes to release dates, so tomorrow you could be getting the new Apple iPhones, wearables or TV pucks right on your doorsteps, or you can simply waltz into an Apple Store (pardon, a Town Square), and grab the goods while they are hot, …

How to shoot 4K video with 60fps on the iPhone 8/Plus and iPhone X

Apple has significantly upgraded the cameras of the new iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, compared to last year’s iPhone 7 series. New, larger sensor takes in 83% more light than the kit on the iPhone 7 or 7 Plus. A dedicated ISP, and Apple’s new A11 Bionic processor with custom-made GPU, make possible real-time image and light processing, but the biggest upgrade seems to be in video capture. 
The iPhone 8, 8 Plus and X are able to record 4K videos with smooth 60fps, and 1080p slow-mo footage with 240fps, which …

The Galaxy Note 8 also has 4K at 60 FPS video recording coming… soon

The camera is one of the most important modules in modern smartphones. It’s a huge part of why consumers are willing to spill a huge chunk of cash for a flagship, after all — the combination of media-streaming, top-end hardware, and a great camera to capture your memorabilia with just 1 device is always a nice excuse to drop $800 on a handset.
So, naturally, phone manufacturers work to improve smartphone cameras each and every year. And this year, Apple was the first to announce that its new iPhones would be able to record 4K UHD video at 60 frames per second. Now, …