Google, Apple announce plans to enter smart home market

The way you have been operating your home appliances, lights and security systems is set to change if bids by Google and Apple to enter the smart home business come to fruition. In a couple of weeks, be prepared to discover how you can automate various systems and appliances in your home.

According to credible reports, their is a planned takeover of Dropcam by Nest, a company that has been in the business of making thermostats. Nest is owned by Google Inc. After the deal, the Google-owned company will then venture into making cameras that enable you to stream footage from your home right into your car or other compatible devices. Its just early this year when Google bought Nest for a whooping sum of $ 3.2 billion.

Google and Apple announce plans to enter smart home market

Google and Apple announce plans to enter smart home market

Other than Google, Apple is another tech giant that is set to revolutionize home systems. If the reports by The Financial Times that the tech giant will be taking advantage of its Worldwide Developers Conference, to be held next week, to discuss its new smart home platform is anything to go by, then all you can expect is a whole new dimension of living.

The tech giant, it is reported, will be looking for ways of making users of its iPhones use their devices as remotes that enable them to control the security systems, lights as well as other household appliances. That means that you can monitor activities in your home round the clock even from the comfort of your office or offshore tour.

Whether or not these new technologies will come to pass is just a matter of time as there are also other companies rushing to have their footprints on the smart home business. Be sure to have your dream smart home once the plans by the two tech giants are successfully implemented.

Source: USA Today
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How to save battery life of your smartphone like iPhone and Samsung galaxy

All the smartphone users facing with the issue of their smartphones life, this is not how long your battery need replacement but how long your battery life between charges. When you use smartphone then there is lots of application and function running, which is major issue of battery, discharged early compare to all other non-smart phone.

save battery life of your smartphone

save battery life of your smartphone

There are few ways which will be useful to make your smartphone’s battery life longer compare to normal use of your smartphone.

One of the major battery consumption is brightness of your smartphone screen, if you turn down the brightness of your smartphone screen than it’s helpful to save battery life, also set the setting to turn off your screen if ideal for 30 seconds.

Use wi-fi when available rather than cellular data plan. Also turn off your radio, music player, GPS, Bluetooth when not in use. Turn off your notification of alerts and updates, smartphone pings mail server for new messages periodically for notification which will consume your battery life. You can pull all your mails when you need to read it.

Update your smartphone software when available because development team works on bug fix and power management. Keep setting of your software updated automatically in your smartphone settings. Keep your phone in room temperatures. Sometime people keep their phone on car desk or top of the appliance whose surface is hot. Always keep your phone in room temperatures.

Your smartphone will lose battery life faster when you using some application like playing game, listening music while surfacing, watching movies or video. All this application consumes more battery than other application. When you are not using your apps than make sure you closed it, otherwise that application will be running in the background and consume your battery. Always closed open application after use it and lock your phone when not in use.

Apply All the above tips and you can see that your smartphone save battery life longer than before.

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Your iPhone 5 has sleep/wake buttons issue than it will be resolved free of charge by Apple

iPhone 5 got very good response and lots of user use this wonderful smartphone. Some users facing issue with the sleep and wake button in their iPhone 5. Apple also realizes about this issue, and launched fix-it program to fix all iPhone 5 users who face this issue in their handset.

All the users who lived in US and Canada take benefits of this program and all other users will be take advantage of this program from 2nd May. Apple repaired all defective iPhone 5 handset at free of charge.

Apple has set up special program to deal with this issue, you need to enter your iPhone’s serial number on apple’s web-site. Apple will verify your serial number and you are in apple’s criteria than you will be able to take advantage of this program. You need to drop your phone at any apple repair center and they will fix your sleep/wake buttons issue without any charge.

iPhone 5 has sleep/wake buttons issue will be resolved free of charge by Apple

iPhone 5 has sleep/wake buttons issue will be resolved free of charge by Apple

These is not walk in and walk out deal. You need to drop your phone at apple repair center for few days, might be 4 to 6 working days. Apple suggested that you need to take backup of your data before you drop off at apple repair center. You can also choose ‘mail it in’ option to send your phone via mail to the apple repair center. When you choose this option, apple will provide postage-paid box to send your phone. If your iPhone 5 is damaged with any other issue rather than sleep/wake buttons, than that issue will not fix by apple in this program.

Source: itproportal
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