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Indicator of level of the accepted signal on Android

1 year, 9 months ago
Quite recently I began to deal with standards of wireless networks (considered local and mobile networks), and decided to share interesting supervision. I hope, this article will help readers to select phones not only with the best characteristics, but also to look at quality of acceptance and a signal transmission.

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Evolution of players: AndroidTV succeeds mediaplayers

1 year, 9 months ago
I love good cinema, but I do not watch TV for a long time. The reason one — advertizing. Even at movie theater it is necessary to look till 15 (!) minutes of advertizing before demonstration of the movie begins. Therefore about 7 years ago I for myself decided that the majority of movies it is worth watching houses. And the comfort of viewing is urged to provide a projector and any player. For the organization of the elementary home theater the projector, the screen, acoustics and a player is necessary. Today I want to tell about the choice of this device.



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The application with advertizing of the application where the application works: a new option from Google

1 year, 9 months ago
Users often ignore advertizing in applications on the smartphone. If the product causes interest, the user not always wants to click on the link and to pass into shop. To avoid transitions, but to interest clients, Google will add 60-second trialny application versions directly to advertizing.

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How to take a photo in a RAW format on almost any Android phone

1 year, 9 months ago
Today I will tell you about how to receive pictures from the camera on Android phone in the RAW format!

And so, I received desirable quality of a photo in RAW and I cannot but will share it with the public.

Fairly, itself long dreamed of it, and the dream of the idiot came true today. It is actual, especially if to look at the prices of phones which applications for cameras can in RAW at once. But my phone cannot in RAW and therefore it is necessary to involve gray substance and to break off templates, a little :)

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Doctors do not know what to do with data from fitness trackers of patients

1 year, 10 months ago
The last several years the mode on a healthy lifestyle forces people to consider calories, to monitor activity, to go to halls, to employ personal trainers. Vendors of different fitness trackers and other wearable devices promote this trend and earn from it.

According to the research Gartner, in 2015 68,1 million fitness trackers will be sold, and in 2016 their number will grow to 91,3 million.

In Qualcomm consider that the new wave of wearable fitness gadgets will send given directly to doctors. It is real and now, a problem in another: what doctors with these data will do?

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There was an Android Studio 2.0 (preview) development environment

1 year, 10 months ago


At the summit for the Android developers yesterday the Google company provided Android Studio 2.0 — the first large updating of a branded development environment on the IntelliJ platform.

Authors of Android applications will be for certain happy: in Android Studio 2.0 the major things are implemented:


Especially the instant applications launch which very strongly accelerates development process pleases. You see code editor and a window of the smartphone at once, will only add one line — the application is right there started in the updated type in the emulator, without compilation and other nearby (see a demo under a cat). It is rather revolutionary function!

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We consider large not a leader — Meizu M2 Note

1 year, 10 months ago
Quite recently in the blog of the iCover company it was possible to read the overview of the compact Meizu M2 Mini smartphone. Today I suggest to look at M2 Note which succeeded already sensational M1 Note at the beginning of June, 2015 on his elder brother. Before the beginning it is worth specifying what hooked on users of community in the first model. The picture developed following. Having let out M1 Note, the company offered people rather inexpensive smartphone which on the configuration is inferior to flagman a little. Probably it also became the main factor for a raising of a consumer demand. But the predecessor of M2 Note has shortcomings. For example, the smartphone can work only in networks of third generation and has no slot for SD cards.

In the M2 Note model offered us LTE, however, together with it weaker processor, but the new mechanical button and the camera with the changed algorithms of shooting, and also an opportunity to use the memory stick. Let's try to answer in the overview two main issues whether there is a new smartphone of the price label, and what impressions of use of new model.



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Big test: 8 e-books

1 year, 10 months ago
Rather wide and we will not violate the choice of readers on the basis of electronic ink the truth if we notice that in real use different eReaders can cardinally differ. One will be sympathetic, another is not present, one will have such contrast screen that it is possible to do without illumination, at another without illumination in any way. And still there can be glitches. Actually, such nuances a set and they are not always attached to passport characteristics of iron. We prepared this test for those who face the choice of the reader, but has no opportunity to independently test eReaders before purchase. And also for those who want to understand more deeply features and differences of different e-books and shell programs on the basis of Android and not Android. This test not for those who doubt that to take – the reader or the tablet – and for those who already passed this stage and were defined that wants E-Ink. So, for the test we selected eight devices from six vendors. It is Amazon Kindle Paperwhite 2015, Amazon Kindle Voyage, Digma S676, Kobo Glo HD, ONYX Boox Darwin, Pocketbook 626 Plus, Pocketbook 650 Limited Edition and Bookeen Cybook Ocean. Unfortunately, the new reader of Barnes &Noble Nook GlowLight Plus on the test was not succeeded to take, is equal and as well as readers of Gmini and Explay. But we tried to investigate eight devices which are held by us thoroughly.


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Google tests a striming of Android applications

1 year, 10 months ago
In the official blog Inside Search it is reported that the search giant tests a new possibility of a search engine: if by search of any information it becomes clear that to it in the best way there corresponds content in an Android-application, then this program will appear in search results and after click on its link "contents" of the application it will begin to be displayed as if it is already set on the user's smartphone. Already now function of a striming support some applications, such HotelTonight, Chimani, Daily Horoscope and New York Subway.

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How effectively to advance applications during New Year's holidays

1 year, 10 months ago
New Year's and Christmas holidays for a retail is worldwide an opportunity to increase turnovers several times and it is quite good to earn from holiday madness. Application developers can directly increase the income too or catch new users that, however, is followed by additional advertizing expenses because of rise in price of cost of installations. Will help to balance costs for promotion of your application during holidays the correct marketing strategy, successfully placed priorities and the selected advertizing platforms.

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The new tablet or the smartphone is considered one of the best gifts long ago. According to the statistics, every Christmas in the USA millions of Americans unpack new devices and first of all load applications from a hundred-ditch. Last year the number of loadings for Christmas and the postchristmas period on 2,5 times exceeded an average value of December. It would seem, here it is chance for marketing specialists to use surge in activity and to work on a zapolucheniye of new users, but not everything is so simple: during the festive period of CPI increases by 1,5-2 times. And if large players are able to afford high volumes of the paid traffic, then in a case with small developers promotion during this period can exhaust advertizing budgets. It is impossible to refuse paid installations too: as approves Appsflyer, 1 paid installation leads to the 3rd organic. And to reduce risks, already now it is necessary to begin campaign for optimization and increase in client base.

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