Five Things You Should Know About Google Pixel 2

When Pixel 2 is unveiled at the keynote event, many details is left out because of time constraints. So here are 5 things that Google has not introduced obviously about the second generation Pixels.
A 'Dark' Theme

If you dig into the system files of the new Android 8.0, there is a dark mode as another theme of Google Pixel devices besides the default theme. But this function has still been hidden until now.
However, on the new Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL devices, there is a dark mode automatically activating when a dark background color is set on Home screen. It does not modify the system apps, or third-party apps.
There is only a noticeable difference is the Pixel Launcher, which allows a dark theme in the app drawer. Moreover, you can see the color of the quick-switch section of the settings in black if you lower the notification drawer. Folders will be made to darken, which is convenient as the two new Pixels features the OLED and AMOLED displays that are great for true blacks.
Google Lens For Google Photos
Google introduced the Google Lens in the new Pixels as a new image search function only working in a limited app. You will not able to point the camera or ask the Google Assistant for the information.
So, to use Google Lens, you will have to take the photos with the normal camera, then open Google Photos, and search for the recently captured images. Next, tap on it and only press the Google Lens button. But we hope Google will soon release updates to bring more features for Google Lens.
Google Assistant Works While Screen Off

One of the new features on the new Pixel devices is the ability to activate the Assistant via a simple squeeze of the phone’s edges and it will then be ready to answer your commands. Furthermore, some users even discover that this also works while the display is off.
 If you want to try this, just press the side edges of your Pixel 2 phone, you can activate Assistant immediately and then dictate your commands. But you should mention that if you have a secure unlock such as fingerprint, pattern or anything else, you will be prompted to unlock your phone first. There is a quite annoying considering Assistant that it is actually working in the background.
Not Able To Control Level Of Blur In Portrait Mode
Google also introduced a novelty that takes pictures with the bokeh effect, but it will only use a single camera in contrast. The camera takes advantage of artificial intelligence in order to recognize the type of scene, and smartly blur the background according to the distance.
But there is a thing Google did not tell us is that you won’t be able to adjust the level of blur, instead it is decided independently by AI. All you can do via Google Photo is if or not to have the bokeh effect. However, it’s not great for those who wants more control in camera.
Limit Offline Music Recognition
Google has impressed a very interesting feature along with the Ambient Services. It can recognize some songs playing in its surrounding environment and then display them and artist names on the Always On Display automatically. This feature can totally work offline.
However, in reality, the  internal smartphone comes with 50MB containing information of only 10000 songs, so if there is not any song in that list, it will not be recognized offline.

These are five hidden things on Google Pixels 2 you must know. Hope this post is useful for you.

6 Apps To Turn iPad Into Digital Photo Frame

We’re sure that many of you here are having a newer gen of iPad. But with your old fen iPad, instead of letting it go to waste, you can use them creatively. One of the best ways to utilize them is converting your old iPad into a photo frame. It will then become a iPad photo frame. So, in this post, we’ll show you plenty of great options with the digital iPad photo frame app.

6 Apps To Turn iPad Into Digital Photo Frame
Your old iPad supports the slideshow picture in photo album as a built-in option. Here are the great apps that offer options and flexibility for the digital iPad photo frame.
1.      Digital Photo Frame App
The first great app to turn your iPad into a beautiful digital iPad photo frame is the Digital Photo Frame app. It allows you to browse, and download photos from Flickr. Other features include thumbnail display, slideshow, onscreen date, and its ability to share photos to social sites.
2.      Liveframe


Another app you should not skip is Liveframe, which comes with a plenty of great options. It will automatically display photos, and continuously transition into a new photo. Furthermore, it’s possible to control music using your gestures and the filters. These filters let you customize your display, transition effects, clock display and many more.
3.      PicFrame
PicFrame allows you to sync your photos to an album that you want wirelessly. Some of its features provide uploading/downloading, emailing, batching move, saving and deleting photos. You can also view your picture at any moment, if it’s synced with the app.
4.      PhotoMontager

It’s an easy-to-use photo frame app for iPad. PhotoMontager enables you to access your cherished pictures with only one touch. You are able to customize your photo album and even choose photos from Instagram, Facebook, the Camera Roll or even take new shots right in the app.
5.      Photo Slideshow
If you take amazing shots and memorable pictures on your device, then the Photo Slideshow Director app is the best choice for you to turn your iPad into a real digital photo frame. Another best feature is its ability to play your contact’s pictures. So if you have a professional photography friend, he can create stunning slideshows and then share them with you.
6.      Built-in iPad Picture Frame
You can also turn your iPad into a picture frame by using the same default function instantly right from your lock screen. Simply swipe the icon to the right of the slide to unlock and start playing the slideshow. Pictures are taken from Camera Roll, and if you want to adjust settings, go to Settings > Picture Frame. But, if you don’t have beautiful pictures, we recommend you not to ditch this built in picture frame option on your iPad.

These are  6 apps to turn iPad into digital photo frame. So bring out your old iPad, dust it off and make it into a beautiful digital iPad photo frame. Let us know in the comments other ways you can use your old gen iPads.

Where To Buy Google Pixel 2 And Pixel XL 2 In US

The duo Google Pixel 2 & Pixel 2 XL will be available for the pre-order on 26th of October and start shipping from November 1st . We are sure that many of you here are eager to pre-order a brand new Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL yourself. So if you are in US, here are the details on where you can purchase your Google Pixel or Pixel 2 XL.

Verizon Wireless
Verizon will be the first carrier to sell Google Pixel 2 & Pixel2 XL in the US. That carrier offers a program for two phones. The Google Pixel 2 will be available in Kinda Blue, Clearly White or Just Black color options for only $649 or you can pay $27.08 in 24 months without any down payment to get the phone. As for the Pixel 2 XL you can get it for only $35.41 per month in 24 months with a zero down payment. The Pixel 2 XL is only in Just Black and Black & White colors. You can also grab 128GB models with $100 extra for both phones.
Best Buy

One of the biggest retailers in US, Best Buy, will start selling the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL in all color and storage options. They also currently provide the monthly payment option. You can grab the Pixel 2 for $22.91a month for 24 months and Pixel 2 XL for only $34.36.
Google Store

Google Store would be selling both unlocked Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL or there is a locked Verizon SIM option. The unlocked Pixel 2 will be priced at $649 while the Pixel 2 XL is $849. These prices are for 64GB variants and users can upgrade to 128GB models for extra $100. The Pixel 2 will be available in Kinda Blue, Clearly White and Just Black color options, while the colors of Pixel 2 XL are Just Black and Black & White. Besides, Google store also offers the financing options for these phones. You can grab the Pixel 2 for only $27.04 per month for 24 months and the Pixel 2 XL is $35.38 monthly payment for 24 months.
Project Fi
Google’s Project Fi network also offers selling the duo Google Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL. It comes with same pricing plans as the Google Store as you can grab the Pixel 2 for $27.04 monthly payment in 24 months and Pixel 2 XL for $35.38 per month for 24 months.
Here are the options that you can buy a Google Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL yourself. Are you looking to buy from Verizon or an unlocked version? Share your thoughts in the comments below.




How To Fix Poor Performance On iOS 11

The iOS 11 update version comes with a bug fix update but issues are plaguing with those who have installed the iOS 11.0.2 update. The list includes various bugs, performance issues, random reboots, user interface lag, and more.

The issues relating performance extremely make users frustrated, but there are some things to you can try before contacting with Apple’s customer support. Here is the guide to fix the poor performance on iOS 11.0, iOS 11.0.1, and iOS 11.0.2 versions if you are in similar trouble with your iPhone/iPad.
Restart Your Device
The first thing you should try is restarting your device. This can be ridiculous but a quick restart could bring you back on track. Simply hold the power button, swipe to turn it off, and then turn it on again.
Install the Latest iOS 11 Update
If your device is running on iOS 11.0 or iOS 11.0.1 and you get some performance issues, try installing the iOS 11.0.2 update and check the result.
Reset Your Network Settings
If you feel the download speeds after installing iOS 11.0.2 is slow, you should reset your device’s network settings.
Head to Settings > General > Reset > Reset Network Settings. This will cause your device to forget your Wi-Fi passwords, so make sure you have the password handy before performing the reset. You can also reset your device’s settings in the same menu by tap Reset All Settings. The process will restore the settings to the factory defaults.
Disable Widgets
Widgets can be useful in almost of times but your device’s hardware will have to work more. Sometimes, disabling widgets could help improve iOS 11’s performance on your iPhone/ iPad. From your home screen, swipe to the right and scroll down to bottom of the list and tap on Edit (circular icon)
In the next screen, there is a long list of services and apps. These are the active and inactive widgets. To disable a widget, simply tap on the red circle with the white line and choose Remove.
You can remove as many as you want and check if you notice an improvement to your device’s performance.
Reduce The Animations
If you see some choppy animations, try toning them down. iOS 11 version offers a sense a depth when you tilt your device and open and close your apps. If you reduce this feature, it would improve performance.
To reduce Motion Effects, go to Settings > General > Accessibility and turn Reduce Motion on. This will disable Motion Effects like the bubble effect in the Messages app.
If this does not take effect, you can also reduce transparency and blur effects. To do this, navigate to Accessibility > Increase Contrast and then toggle Reduce Transparency on.
Start Over
If none of those tips work, you should factory reset your phone as it could fix your performance issues. Before resetting your iPhone/iPad to its factory defaults, we recommend you to back your important data via iTunes or Apple’s iCloud.

Once everything is good, head into Settings > Reset > Erase All Content and Settings to start the process.