February 15, 2018

Tinder to introduce feature for Women to Message First.

Jiddat Web Desk , Feb 15, 2018 ::Tinder—the dating app is expected to launch a setting that would make it possible for women to only interact with men they choose to message first. The move has long been the factor of differentiation between Tinder and Bumble.Tinder’s parent firm Match Group’s spokesperson confirmed about the plans to CNN on Wednesday.Mandy Ginsberg—the CEO of Match Group told that the Tinder setting is not any reaction or something to any competitor or whatsoever.She said that being a woman CEO running the firm that affects the lives of millions of women worldwide, is a big responsibility for her and for the field she is extremely and specifically obsessive about.Ginsberg added that we make products for everyone, no matter where they are with the intention to consistently be creative and deliver products and features that address the requirements and needs of the men and of course women who are looking forward to meeting someone new.Tinder and Bumble have long been in competition. Back in 2012, Whitney Wolfe Herd—co-founder of Tinder left the firm for starting a much friendlier female alternative after being suspected of sexual harassment and discrimination. The case was settled, and Whitney Wolfe Herd went on and launched Bumble.Bumble incorporates the use of swipe-to-Like model—famous on Tinder for single people to connect—but it was incorporated with a twist which was that the women only had the power to start a connection once two people are in mutual likeness with each other on the social platform.Bumble has emerged and has grown as a strong competitor. It was also in reports that Bumble even turned down the offer of Match Group to acquire it.

Wolfe Herd released a statement on Wednesday which was in support of the addition in Tinder’s app and said that Bumble appraises any firm that makes business decisions for empowering women.It could not be said with clarity that when this Tinder feature would roll out, however, it could possibly appear within other Match Group portfolio firms as per the company, which includes Plenty of Fish, OkCupid and Match.com.

February 15, 2018

BlackBerry Motion Review detailed here

Jiddat Web Desk ,Feb 15, 2018 ::If you want a short to the point review of BlackBerry Motion keep these points in mind.

  • Great Battery Life
  • Gives Modern Touch to BlackBerry Smartphone Brand
  • Water Resistant
  • Outdated Hardware
  • Uninspiring Camera
  • Key Placement gives a headache

Those looking out for a detailed review, here you go.The battery life of BlackBerry Motion is just incredible. 4,000mAh battery is just great. Other than this the phone has BlackBerry security software some other standard features. Android phones do have these features but for a BlackBerry phone, it is quite the first time.Specifications of the phone include dual sim, 5.5-inch 1080p screen, IP67-rated water resistance etc. The phone has no hardware keyboard, not even underneath it. IP67-rated water resistance feature is not available in many mid-range phones, thus it makes BlackBerry Motion standout.Compared to other BlackBerry devices, BlackBerry Motion’s design is more for the mainstream consumers. There is nothing over the top but everything is just Okay, kind of mediocre. The standard features of the phone include 12 MP camera with f/2.0 aperture and 8MP front camera, 32 GB storage, 4 GB RAM, 1080p LCD screen, a microSD card slot. The world is moving towards 64GB RAM so 32GB is not an ideal storage capacity.Something that makes Blackberry Motion a must buy phone is its incredible battery and appealing security touches on top of Android Nougat.On the downside, BlackBerry Motion is a heavy phone. For an affordable phone, its aluminum trim around the edges adds extra mass to the phone.Other than this the phone has capacitive Back and Apps buttons. They light up when a user is using the phone but slowly fade out as well, which is quite irritating.Other than this another issue with BlackBerry Motion phone is that all the buttons, power button, convenience key are on the right side while the left side just has the SIM tray. So a user is constantly mixing the buttons on the right side. So yeah the designing of the phone is a complete failure.Coming to the display of the phone it has 5.5-inch IPS LCD panel, 1080p, and resolution of 401 pixels. The display size is standard but the resolution is not up to date. Nothing extraordinary in it.  The screen is coated with a ‘proprietary nano-diamond anti-scratch coating’. The issue here is that it makes the phone very slippery when it is put face-screen down. So the advice to users is to put the phone face-up.The brightness of the phone is fine. Again nothing that will make you jump with excitement just mediocrely fine.Price of BlackBerry Motion:The price of the phone is £399 or $535. In Pakistan, the price of BlackBerry Motion is PKR 56493.

February 15, 2018

Google Pixel 3, Price, Specifications & Release Date in Pakistan

Jiddat Web Desk  ,Feb 15,2018 ::Google Pixel phones have gained huge popularity in the past, thus the expectations from Google Pixel 3 are extremely high.The first question is that when will Google Pixel 3 launch?The first Google Pixel phone launched on October 4, 2016. Then Google Pixel 2 launched on the same date on October 4th. So we can expect Google Pixel 3 to launch on the same date. Pakistani users will be able to buy the phone after it gets available on online stores, sometime in October or November.

Specifications of Google Pixel 3

He said Google will almost certainly look to bring at least two new devices to the market this year.”There is no complete knowledge about the features of Google Pixel 3 but as per the rumors, it is almost a certain fact that Google Pixel 3 phones will be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset.Furthermore, another chance is that Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL might reduce bezel size on the new upcoming phones.Choudhary said, “The trend at the premium end is to move to edge-to-edge screens and the Pixel will do well to move in this direction. If the Pixel devices are to really compete with Apple and Samsung at the premium end, it is important the new devices show real development.”Furthermore, the chance is that Google Pixel 3 phones will have Face ID feature for unlocking the phone.

As Choudhary added, “There needs to be an Android equivalent of Face ID.”Other new features expected are wireless charging and an under-screen fingerprint scanner.

Google Pixel 3 will run on the new latest Android 9.0 software. This new software will be announced by June & most certainly Google’s new phone will run on it.Price of Google Pixel 3 in Pakistan

The lowest price of Google Pixel 2 in Pakistan was PKR 92,999. Well, the chances are that Google Pixel 3 might cross PKR 100000 mark.

February 15, 2018

Best Upcoming Smartphones Release Dates in 2018

Jiddat Web Desk , Feb 15,2018 ::Best Upcoming Smartphones Release Dates in 2018, we will look at the release dates of upcoming smartphones in 2018. Smartphones Releasing in February 2018.We can expect many smartphones to launch at Mobile World Congress by the end of February 2018.

These include

  • LG V30+a
  • Nokia 9
  • Samsung Galaxy S9
  • Sony Xperia XZ1 Premium
  • Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S

Out of these the most anticipated phone is Samsung Galaxy S9. Samsung leads the global smartphone market & there is huge expectation from its upcoming Galaxy phone. Samsung Galaxy S9 duo will come with Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Chipset while the other variant with homegrown Exynos 9810 chipset.

Smartphones Releasing in March 2018

In March 2018 two big smartphones are expected to release. They are

  • Apple iPhone SE 2
  • Huawei P20 (P11)

Apple iPhone SE2 will not be Apple’s biggest smartphone for 2018. As for Huawei P20 or P11, there is a lot of news & hype created about this phone. The phone will have triple lens 40MP rear camera.

Smartphones Releasing in April 2018

  • LG G7
  • Xiaomi Mi7

There was speculation that these phones might launch during MWC in February but as the recent news reports & rumors go they will launch around April 2018. Let’s see which of these beats the other in terms of performance, features & affordability for the customers.

Smartphones releasing in May 2018

  • HTC U12

Just recently HTC’s smartphone chief resigned, leaving the company without leadership. But that doesn’t mean HTC will not launch its upcoming HTC U12. The phone is expected to launch in May.

Smartphones Releasing in June 2018

  • Moto Z3/Z3 Play
  • OnePlus 6

Look out for affordable & not so mainstream phones launching around June 2018.

Smartphones Releasing in July 2018

  • Moto Z3 Force

In July as of yet, just one known smartphone is expected to release and that is Moto Z3 Force.

Smartphones Releasing in August 2018

  • Nokia 10
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 9

August is the month of release of some highly anticipated smartphones. Samsung will most probably launch its Note 9 & Nokia will launch Nokia 10 in this month.

Smartphones Releasing in September 2018

  • Apple iPhone 2018
  • LG V40
  • Razer Phone 2
  • Sony Xperia XZ2/XZ2 Compact

September is the month of Apple. From years now Apple releases its new iPhone in September & out of all release in September this is highly anticipated one.

Smartphones Releasing in October 2018

  • Google Pixel 3
  • Xiaomi Mi Mix 3
  • Xiaomi Mi Note 4

After success of Google Pixel 2, in October we can hope for another great phone by Google in shape of Google Pixel 3.

Interesting: Google Pixel 2 has better camera than iPhone

Smartphone releasing in November 2018

  • Huawei Mate 11

Huawei Mate series has its own charm. People wait with excitement for Huawei’s next release, and well Huawei Mate 11 will launch by November 2018.Let us be clear that these are all speculative & rumored dates, as we never know what the actual smartphone companies have in mind & when they decide to change the release date of their upcoming phone.

February 15, 2018

Honda is recalling almost 350,000 vehicles over an engine issue.

Jiddat Web Desk , Feb 15,2018::In China Honda is recalling almost 350,000 vehicles over an engine issue. In order to suppress the cyclone of customer complaints about an engine problem, Honda is finally taking the matter into its own hands & recalling the faulty vehicles.The recalled cars are CR-V sports utility vehicle along with Civic that has a 1.5-litre turbo engine, as confirmed by Honda’s joint venture in China, Dongfeng Motors.The cars are being called back by Honda because in the engine’s lubricant oil pan of the vehicles an unusual amount of un-combusted petrol is being collected. In many cases, this issue has resulted in a strong odor of gasoline in the car. In other cases, the check-engine light of the car came on.Both Honda and Dongfeng have decided to find a solution to this issue by updating the gasoline injection control software of the engine.As per Honda’s officials, because of this issue, no accidents have been reported. The issue of engine oil has not in any way affect the performance of the car or the engine.The action of recalling vehicles is being done after the Honda CR-V and Civic owners expressed their concerns over Weibo (China’s alternative to Twitter) and other social media apps. Thus Honda is finally recalling 350,000 vehicles over engine issue.Before this, many auto companies have recalled their vehicles due to various different issues including Toyota, BMW etc. BMW, the German automotive giant recalled more than 1 million cars and SUVs in the U.S. due to the risk of catching fire under the hood. Furthermore, Toyota announced to recall Prius Hybrid and Lexus NX and RX crossovers due to a defect in airbags.

February 14, 2018

Qualcomm has just introduced its new 2Gbps LTE modem for smartphones

Jiddat Web Desk ,Feb 14,2018  ::Qualcomm has just introduced its new 2Gbps LTE modem for smartphones just before the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2018 at the end of February. The modem Snapdragon X24 promises to hit top download speeds up to 2Gbps.Qualcomm claims that the new X24 is the first category 20 LTE modem which can accommodate that much speed, it is also the first 7nm process chip on the market to date, Qualcomm has doubled the speed in this modem as compared to the previous LTE modem which is quite an achievement ahead of 5G launch.Qualcomm has recently announced that the company is collaborating with Oppo to launch 5G enabled phones by the end of 2018 or early 2019. The speed produced by the latest X24 Modem is the precursor in setting the ground for 5G launch.Snapdragon X24 supports up to seven carrier aggregation which is the industry benchmark to date, Samsung latest Exynos chipset which is the fastest chip in smartphones, however, supports up to 5 aggregated LTE carriers and allows the maximum of 20 concurrent LTE streams. Qualcomm further explains and said, this will allow X24 devices to connect to the whole range of spectrum bands that are available to the carriers increasing the overall performance of the of the phones way beyond what we currently have. Even the most advanced carriers in the United States are currently using the maximum of three carrier aggregation right now.Qualcomm is now carefully heading towards the 5G technology by accelerating the 4G experience to maximum possible level, according to Qualcomm, making sure to reach faster 4G speeds will make the transition process less painful for users.Qualcomm plans to launch devices equipped with Snapdragon X24 somewhere by the end of 2018, the modem will work in tandem along with Snapdragon X50 5G NR modem in multimode 4G/5G devices when the 5G networks will start to roll out in 2019.