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After seeing best apps of 2016 in last two posts , it is time to see some

                     Tech Showdowns

1. iOS 10 vs Android 7.0

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Android and iOS are the two most popular operating systems for phones and tablets, with Android currently dominating. Two-thirds of phones sold this year run Android, with iOS making up almost all of the rest. Windows Phone, depending on the stats you look at, has somewhere between 2.5 percent and under 1 percent, meaning your only two sensible choices when it comes to buying your next phone are Android or iOS. But which is best: iOS 10 or Android 7.0?

Let’s start with iOS 10, then. Here’s a summary of the main changes:

  • Redesigned lock screen with rich notifications and widgets
  • Raise to wake (only on recent devices)
  • Swipe to unlock replaced with Press Home to unlock
  • Multi-tab Control Centre
  • Big update to Messages, including all-new app store
  • New Home app
  • Siri open to developers

Google has focused on other areas for Android 7.0, and here are the highlights:

  • Multi-window support
  • Quick Switch
  • VR support (Daydream)
  • Interactive notifications (plus bundled notifications)
  • Instant apps
  • Seamless updates
  • Memories in Photos app

2. iPhone vs Pixel 

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Display

Screen size (inches) 5.50 5.50
Touchscreen Yes Yes
Resolution 1440×2560 pixels 1080×1920 pixels
Pixels per inch (PPI) 534 401

Camera

Rear camera 12.3-megapixel 12-megapixel
Flash Yes Yes
Front camera 8-megapixel 7-megapixel

Hardware

Processor 1.6GHz quad-core quad-core
Processor make Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 Apple A10 Fusion
RAM 4GB 3GB
Internal storage 32GB 32GB
Expandable storage No No

Software

Operating System Android 7.1 iOS 10
Skin Pixel Launcher

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Best Apps of 2016…(Part 2)

Best Launcher

Nova Launcher

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The highly customizable, performance driven, home screen
Accept no substitutes! Nova Launcher is the top launcher for modern Android, embracing full Material Design throughout.

Nova Launcher replaces your home screen with one you control and can customize. Change icons, layouts, animations and more.

Subgrid positioning – Much greater control than standard launchers, Nova Launcher allows you to snap icons or widgets half way through the desktop grid cells
Color controls – for labels, folders, unread badges, drawer tabs and backgrounds
Customize App Drawer – Custom tabs, Vertical or Horizontal scrolling, Custom effects
Improved Widget Drawer – Widgets grouped by app makes it much faster to use
Infinite scroll – Never far from your favorite page, loop through the desktop or drawer continuously
Backup/Restore – Sophisticated backup/restore system allowing you to backup your desktop layout and launcher settings
Scrollable Dock – Create multiple docks and scroll between them
Widgets in dock – Place any widget in your dock, such as a 4×1 music player widget
Import Layout – No need to rebuild your desktop from scratch, Nova Launcher can import from most popular launchers. Including the one that came with your phone.
Fast – Nova Launcher is highly optimized to do it’s work quickly and quietly, keeping the animations smooth and letting you use your phone as fast as you can move your fingers.

Our favorite is Nova Launcher, which strikes a great perfect balance between incredible performance and high customizability without getting too gimmicky and difficult to use ..

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Best App to Save Webpages

Pocket

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Pocket is your place to quickly save, discover, and recommend the best, most interesting stories on the Web.

PLUS:

• Unlimited storage
• Tags to quickly get organized
• Listen to your articles with Text-to-Speech
• Save with one click using Pocket’s desktop browser extensions for Safari, Chrome, and Firefox

Pocket is your place to quickly save, discover, and recommend the best, most interesting stories on the Web.

SAVE FOR LATER:
The next time you find an article, video or link you want to read or watch later, just save it to Pocket. It’ll sync across your phone, tablet, and computer so you can come back to it whenever and wherever you’d like, even when you’re offline.

You can save to Pocket from pretty much anywhere, including your computer, Safari, email, and your favorite apps like Facebook, Twitter, Flipboard, and Feedly.

BEAUTIFUL READING EXPERIENCE:
Read and watch everything in Pocket in a clean, easy-to-view layout that’s free of distractions. You can customize Pocket to match your reading style.

DISCOVER STORIES YOU’LL LOVE:
Quickly discover new stories you’ll love with personalized recommendations hand-picked by Pocket and the people you follow.

RECOMMEND THE BEST OF YOUR POCKET:
Recommend the most interesting stories you’re reading and watching in Pocket to your friends and followers.

PLUS:
• Unlimited storage
• Tags to quickly get organized
• Listen to your articles with Text-to-Speech
• Save with one click using Pocket’s desktop browser extensions for Safari, Chrome, and Firefox

Stop emailing yourself links and just install Pocket.

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Best File Explorer

Solid Explorer

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Features:
– Material Design!
– Two independent panels serving as file browsers
– Rich customization options: icons sets, color schemes, themes
– Drag and Drop inside and between panels
– FTP, SFTP, WebDAV, SMB/CIFS clients
– Ability to read and extract ZIP, 7ZIP, RAR and TAR archives, even encrypted
– Ability to create password-protected ZIP and 7ZIP archives
– Cloud file manager: Dropbox, Box, OneDrive, Google Drive, Sugarsync, Copy, Mediafire, Owncloud, Yandex
– Root access makes Solid Explorer a fully functional root explorer
– Extensibility: more features in separate plugins available in Google Play
– Indexed search finds your files in a couple of seconds
– Detailed file information with storage usage statistics
– Batch rename: change names of multiple files at once using regular expressions and variables
– Useful tools: hiding unwanted folders, FTP Server (plugin), bookmarks, Chromecast support, media browser

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Best Keyboard

SwiftKey

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Upgrade your phone’s keyboard to SwiftKey Keyboard for free – and get more done without fussing over typos. Join over 250 million people worldwide who use SwiftKey Keyboard for hassle-free typing.

SwiftKey Keyboard uses Artificial Intelligence to automatically learn your writing style, including the emoji you love to use (if you use emoji), the words that matter to you and how you like to type. That means autocorrect and predictive text that actually works because it adapts to you.

SwiftKey Keyboard caters for all typing tastes – all colors, designs and themes. Support for 100+ languages. Tapping or swipe-to-type. Tons of emoji (smileys, emoticons). No emoji. Or emoji keyboard predictions learned from how you’ve used emoji before.

– Kills your typos
– Type faster with A.I.-powered predictions
– Simply swipe-to-type with SwiftKey Flow
– Autocorrect that actually works
– Always learning your slang, nicknames and phrases
– 80+ colors, designs and themes
– Emoji keyboard – learns and predicts your favorite emoticons
– Bilingual autocorrect across 100+ languages
– Teach the autocorrect your quirks from your online accounts

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Best Customisation

Zedge

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ZEDGE™ is the most trusted app in phone personalization with free wallpapers, ringtones, app icons and notification sounds to easily customize your phone, tablet or other mobile device. Join the over 200 million people worldwide who depend on ZEDGE™

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Best VPN App

ExpressVPN

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Free your Internet and secure your data with ExpressVPN, the fastest VPN for Android. ExpressVPN is blazing fast, ultra secure, and 1-click simple.

Try ExpressVPN totally free!

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Best Weather App

1Weather

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1Weather meets all your weather needs in a simple, beautiful package.

Track and view weather forecasts and current conditions for “My Location” to get real-time updates wherever you go, or add any location you choose.

Whether you want to check the temperature, precipitation forecast, Doppler radar, or simply keep up with the current phases of the sun and moon, 1Weather has you covered. Plus, it’s outstanding design, makes getting your weather info both easy and fun. Why wait? Make 1Weather your weather today.

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Best Cloud Storage

Google Drive

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Google Drive is a safe place for all your files and puts them within reach from any smartphone, tablet, or computer. Files in Drive – like your videos, photos, and documents – are backed up safely so you can’t lose them. Once there, you can easily invite others to view, edit, or leave comments on any of your files or folders.With Drive, you can:

– Safely store your files and access them from anywhere.
– Search for files by name and content.
– Easily share files and folders with others.
– Quickly view your content.
– Set access levels for who can view, comment, or edit.
– Quickly access recent files.
– See file details and activity.
– Enable viewing of files offline.
– Use your device camera to scan in paper documents.
– Access pictures and videos from Google Photos.

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Best Maps Except Google Maps

Waze

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Waze is the world’s largest community-based traffic and navigation app. Join drivers in your area who share real-time traffic & road info to save time, gas money, and improve daily commuting for all.

Just by driving with Waze open, you’re already contributing tons of real-time traffic information to your local community. You can also actively report accidents, police traps and other hazards you see on the road. Get road alerts along your route and find the cheapest gas prices around you shared by the community. Plus, you can add friends, send locations or keep others posted on your arrival time.

– Live routing based on community driven, real-time traffic & road info
– Community reported alerts including accidents, hazards, police traps, road closures, and more
– Turn-by-turn voice guided navigation
– Live maps, consistently edited and updated by Waze community map editors
– Automatic rerouting as conditions change on the road
– Send your ETA & real-time drive to update those you’re meeting
– Learns your frequent destinations, commuting hours, and preferred routes
– Find the cheapest gas station on your route
– Add information on local places and businesses
– Add Facebook friends and sync Contacts
– See friends’ ETA when driving to the same destination
– One tap navigation to Facebook & Calendar events
– Earn points as you contribute road info and climb the ranks in your community

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Best Password Maneger

LastPass

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LastPass is a password manager and password generator that locks your passwords and personal information in a secure vault. LastPass autofills web browser and app logins for you, and generates new, secure passwords instantly.

One password is all you need with LastPass – your LastPass master password handles the rest. Store passwords and logins, create online shopping profiles, generate strong passwords, track personal information in photo & audio notes, and more.

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        WhatsApp to stop running on older smartphones

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WhatsApp will stop running on the earliest smartphones which include iPhone, Windows Phone, Nokia, Android and BlackBerry.After some time it was decided that it will be extending its support for BlackBerry 10, BlackBerry OS, Nokia Symbian and Nokia S40 until the end of June next year.

Yet, by December end many other old smartphones will lose the support of the popular messaging application. But perhaps you do not have to worry as if specifications are taken into consideration then not too many devices will get affected, especially on iOS and Android.

For Android, the support for WhatsApp will end for devices which are running on Android 2.1 and Android 2.2 while for Windows it is devices with Windows 7 as their OS. When it comes to Apple devices, the iPhone 3GS and iPhones which still run on iOS6.

However, devices like BlackBerry 10, Nokia S40, Symbian S60 and BBOS still have a chance and extra life till June next year. WhatsApp in its previous blog had said that the support for the messaging app will end on many smartphones because they do not ‘offer the kind of capabilities’ needed by it to expand the features of the app.