Massive battery, slim size — the UMIDIGI Z1 and Z1 Pro are up for pre-sale

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UMIDIGI is gearing up to launch its smartphone duo — the Z1 and Z1 Pro — which it teased us with just last week. The two smartphones are nearly identical, with the Pro being equipped with an AMOLED display, which allows it to have a super-thin 6.95 mm profile, but hold a 4,000 mAh battery. But let’s dive a bit deeper!

So, on the outside, we’ve got …


Watch ABBYY TextGrabber Pro 6 lift text, phone numbers, links, and addresses straight from video & TV

Digital scanning powerhouse ABBYY’s character recognition app TextGrabber has been an example of “black magic” mobile technology for a long time. If its ability to capture text from written pages failed to entertain you for some reason, check out what has come to the newly released version 6!

TextGrabber is now able to pick up text from live video streams, entirely offline and with support for 61 languages. Of course, we aren’t talking only articles or some sort of long-form literature. Rather, TextGrabber nabs links, phone numbers, addresses (e-mail, www, street), times and dates, and other …

Meizu Pro 7 prototype #8 pictured with secondary display, dual camera

The Meizu Pro 7 will be the Chinese manufacturer’s flagship smartphone for 2017. It’s also shaping up as one of the strangest phones we might see this year, for leaked prototype photos confirm that Meizu is placing a secondary display right below a pair of cameras on the phone’s back panel. Although the idea isn’t new, as it was pioneered by the YotaPhone, Meizu’s spin on it is unorthodox, to say the least.

Reportedly, this smaller display shows notifications and other relevant information, just like the YotaPhone or today’s smartwatches do, saving battery life. …

Apple’s iPad Pro copied the Surface Pro, Microsoft’s exec says

 

The last couple of weeks saw the launches of high-performance tablet devices from two of the world’s biggest tech producers, Microsoft and Apple. The new Surface Pro and iPad Pro models set out to be gadgets capable of replacing your laptop and are aimed at the market of creative ‘on-the-goers’, who are willing to shed a buck.

Even though the devices are quite different, in terms of hardware and software, obviously incorporating proprietary tech of each manufacturer, both set out to fulfill similar needs and whims. In this regard, General Manager for the Surface family, Ryan Gavin, …

4GB RAM confirmed for both 2017 iPad Pro tablets

Wondered how much RAM there is inside the new iPad Pros? Obviously, that’s not the kind of information you’ll get from Apple, because it doesn’t discuss tablets and phones like it does computers. However, there are ways to establish the missing pieces in iOS devices’ hardware spec sheets. One approach is GeekBench, the popular benchmark test which profiles phones and spills the beans on their hardware makeup.

The 10.5-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pros were taken through GeekBench and came out as 4GB RAM devices. In combination with the A10X processor, the tablets represent probably …

10.5" iPad Pro teardown: beautiful on the inside, but hard to repair

The new 10.5″ iPad Pro brings some welcome improvement and excitement to the tablet space.
As sales of tablets and iPads keep on dwindling, the 10.5″ iPad Pro delivers a brand new 120Hz display that makes scrolling smoother than ever, delivers a big boost in performance and improves core experiences with the Apple Pencil. 
It will all come together with the arrival of iOS 11, a software update that brings features like the dock and improves multitasking on the iPad in a big way, making it much more productive …

Apple iPad Pro 12.9 (2017) unboxing and first look

Apple is back at it again with the second generation of its high-end iPad Pro line. Introduced just last week at Apple’s WWDC keynote, the two new tablets offer considerably improved specs, including a new screen with a higher refresh rate and better Apple Pencil support, as well as brand new A10X Fusion SoC offering improved performance over previous models.

But while the new, 10.5-inch model mostly stole the show, the original 12.9-inch iPad Pro got a refresh as well, offering all of the same improvements inside a larger form factor, which could prove to be convenient …

Apple iPad Pro 10.5 unboxing

The latest additions to Apple’s iPad Pro line have arrived! Unveiled merely a week ago at the company’s WWDC event, the new tablet duo offers considerable improvements in terms of specs, including a new screen with incredibly high refresh rates, a brand new A10X chipset, superior camera sensors, and better integration with Apple Pencil.
Join us as we take the wraps off the smaller, 10.5-inch model which comes as a direct upgrade of last year’s 9.7-inch outing. Expect more impressions and the full review over the next …

Deal: Save $150 when you purchase the 9.7-inch iPad Pro at Best Buy

The previous 9.7-inch iPad Pro is once again on sale at Best Buy, but this time customers will get an even bigger discount when they purchase Apple’s tablet. To refresh your memory, last month, Best Buy had the 9.7-inch iPad Pro available for just $474.99, $125 cheaper than the regular price.

If you missed that deal, then you shouldn’t miss the new one. Best Buy is back with yet another great promotional offer on Apple’s iPad. For one day, customers can pick up the 9.7-inch iPad Pro for just $449.99, $150 off the MSRP and lower than any other deal on the tablet …

iOS 11: exploring the awesome new dock with an iPad Pro

So, iOS 11 has been unveiled by Apple and a developer preview of the new operating system is available for iPhones and iPads. Now, this is not even a public beta yet and it’s a bit unfinished, with obvious flaws and bugs shining through, but we are able to get a pretty good idea of what the new features are going to be.
iPads are getting a lot of love with the new update and iPad Pro owners will definitely appreciate the multitasking capabilities that come with iOS 11. A centerpiece of the whole shebang is the new app dock. Gone is the dock …