Dhaka, Aug 15 (AP/UNB) - Federal safety officials have banned some Apple laptops from airline flights after Apple recalled the batteries because they could catch fire.
The Federal Aviation Administration said in a statement Wednesday that it alerted airlines last month about the recall involving batteries for some Apple MacBook Pro laptops.
Under FAA policy, some potentially dangerous items including lithium batteries can't be carried on board or placed in checked baggage if they are under a safety recall. The item must be repaired, replaced or made safe by a manufacturer-approved method before going on a plane.
On its website, Apple says a "limited number" of 15-inch MacBook Pros sold mostly between September 2015 and February 2017 have batteries that might overheat and pose a fire risk. Apple says it's replacing affected batteries for free.
Dhaka, Aug 11 (UNB) - Don’t be surprised to see a triple-camera setup on the next-generation iPad Pro. The information comes from Japanese blog Mac Otakara, who sites a supplier within China. If true, the 2019 iPad Pro could get top-notch photography experience similar to the rumoured iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Max.
As per the unconfirmed report, Apple is currently planning to release two iPad Pro models. The launch will take place in October at a separate hardware event. The big thing, of course, is a square-shaped camera module on the rear. This time though, there will be three cameras on the rear.
Just like the upcoming iPhone 11, the next-generation iPad Pro will have a primary lens, the secondary camera with a telephoto lens and the third lens will have a wide-angle lens. The triple camera setup on the iPad Pro’s rear would allow for better-augmented reality (AR) experience. And let’s not forget: Apple has been pushing Augmented reality (AR) gaming on the iPad so hard. So it makes perfect sense for Apple to add multiple camera lenses on the future models of iPad Pro.
Another purpose of releasing an iPad Pro with three rear-facing cameras is to bring the same level of photography experience one would usually get with the iPhone. It may seem like a bizarre decision, but the truth is that people do take pictures using their iPads. Samsung is another company that has recently added two rear-facing cameras on the flagship Galaxy Tab S6. It just shows that there is an increasing number of users who would want to see superior cameras on tablets.
The report also notes that a 10.2-inch iPad will have a dual-camera lens. The setup will be similar to what you get on the iPhone 11R, a sequel to the iPhone XR.
The new iPad Pro models and the sixth-generation non-pro iPad are rumoured to launch in October. Last year, Apple updated its iPad Pro lineup by launching two models: 12.9-inch and 11-inch. The new iPads may get released alongside the 16-inch MacBook Pro.
New York, Aug 8 (AP/UNB) — Samsung executives have long poked fun at rivals for ditching the headphone jack in smartphones. With the new Galaxy Note 10, the company will now be doing exactly the same thing.
The Note 10, announced Wednesday, squeezes in more battery power and other goodies, but at the cost of the familiar old jack. So now the company is doing an about-face and declaring that many people use wireless headphones anyway.
Samsung, which for years has pushed bigger and bigger displays, is also introducing a smaller version of the Note for those who think phones have just gotten too big.
The new Note models will come out Aug. 23. The main model is being called the Note 10 Plus and will have a display measuring 6.8 inches diagonally. Though the display is bigger, the overall size is about the same as last year's 6.4-inch Note 9. To accomplish that, Samsung shrank down even more of the bezel surrounding the display.
The smaller, 6.3-inch version will be called the Note 10 and will sell for almost $950, or $150 less than the Plus. It's designed for those who want the Note's signature stylus without its once-signature size.
"You hit a certain point where you can't get much bigger without being physically too large to hold," Technalysis Research analyst Bob O'Donnell said. "That's the challenge they are running into."
Hardware innovation in mobile devices has been slowing for years. Samsung is addressing that with a foldable model, with twice the display when unfolded. The Samsung Fold is coming in September after Samsung made a few design changes to address problems with reviewers' phones breaking.
Apple is expected to release new iPhones next month. A version that works with next-generation 5G cellular networks isn't expected. Samsung will have a 5G version of the Note 10 Plus starting at almost $1300.
The Note 10 Plus will have a 7.5% boost in battery capacity over the Note 9, though Samsung's high-end phones have already been promising all-day battery life. Samsung made no references to the headphone jack during its 70-minute announcement event in New York.
Samsung officials told reporters separately that while the 3.5-millimeter headphone jack might seem small, every smidgeon of saved space can help extend battery life. Samsung is including wired headphones that plug into the phone's USB-C data and charging port. An adapter for other wired headphones is sold separately for $10. Apple and Google also have ditched the standard headphone jack.
But O'Donnell noted the irony: "If you guys gave everybody else grief for doing it, why are you doing it?"
Beyond that, the Note 10 phones introduce new stylus features, including the ability to flip through music and photo libraries by gesturing with the stylus in the air. The phones bring a wider-angle lens already found in the S10 and use software to make audio appear louder — and thus closer — in video recordings when zooming in. And by connecting a Note 10 to a Windows or Mac computer with a USB cable, users can interact with phone apps there and drag and drop files between devices.
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella appeared briefly to expand on a partnership with Samsung. The collaboration includes giving Note users the ability to receive and respond to text messages and take phone calls from a Windows computer. Apple has long offered similar features, but only for its own devices such as the iPhone and Mac.
Beijing, Aug. 4 (Xinhua/UNB) -- Apple Inc. continued to lead the global tablet sector, with its market share reaching 38.1 percent in the second quarter of the year, said a report.
Shipments of iPads reached 12.3 million units, surging 6.1 percent from a year ago, according to a report published by the International Data Corporation (IDC).
Samsung ranked second in terms of shipments, accounting for 15.2 percent of the total, followed by Huawei with 10.3 percent of the market share.
Amazon.com, which has been focusing on the low end of the market, enjoyed a rapid year-on-year growth of 46.3 percent in shipments in the second quarter, as it geared up for Prime Day in July. It ranked fourth with a market share of 7.4 percent.
Lenovo rounded out the top five with a 5.8 percent share, although its shipments fell 6.9 percent year on year. It did however manage reasonable growth in mature markets such as the United States, Western Europe and Japan.
The IDC, founded in 1964, is a global provider of market intelligence, advisory services and events in information technology, telecommunications and consumer technology markets.
Dhaka, Aug 3 (UNB)- Bangladeshi handset maker Walton has launched its first triple camera phone with notch display in local market. The new 4G network supported smartphone ‘Primo S7’ comes in two different colors of Blue and Sea Green and available for purchase at all Walton Plaza, brand and retail outlets across the country,
Asifur Rahman Khan, Chief of Walton Cellular Phone sales department, said that the phone will be available at Tk 14,999 and open for pre-book. Customers who will place their orders will get cashback.
Runs on Android 9.0 Pie operating system, the device features a 6.26-inch 19:9 U-Notch HD+ display with 1520X720 pixel screen resolutions. It sports a 64 bit 2.0 GHz Octa-Core processor, PowerVR Rogue GE8320 GPU, 3GB DDR4 RAM, 32GB internal storage (expandable up to 256 GB) with 3900 mAh battery.
The new device has 12MP+13MP+2MP PDAF AI powered triple camera with LED flash and a set of attractive features along with another 16MP front camera.
Customers will also enjoy instant replacement warranty for 30 days for the phone along with one-year regular service warranty.