Testing the Nexus 9, the representative of a high-end Android ecosystem?

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Introduction

Review of: Google Nexus 9 tested by Vincent Version: 5.0 Price: 399 Reviewed by: Vincent Sergère Rating: 4 On November 8, 2014 Last modified: December 29, 2014

Summary

HTC wanted to place in the premium segment with the Nexus 9. Unfortunately, this is not quite the case, because of debilitating problems with the screen and the variability of the finish. These defects have been mitigated with a sweet price, but 400 euros, the price – quality ratio is not in favor of the Nexus 9.

It does not however have to stay on a bad print since the end tablet collaboration between Google and HTC has points in its favor, for the moment absent from all other products on the market. This is firstly the case of Android Lollipop, which marks a turning point in the history of mobile operating system. Once we tasted it, it’s hard to leave a KitKat, even changed the interface builder sauce or custom ROM. Nexus 9 may also be suitable for people looking for excellent performance since the Tegra K1 in its 64-bit version does its job, and wonderfully.

If you’re not looking for absolute performance or new software at any price, the Galaxy Tab S 8.4 that can be found for just over 250 euros with ODR seems a wiser option. But if raw power and promise of turning what you sing dedicated deceived, but the tablet for you. more Details

Three years ago that HTC was not released tablet. The manufacturer returns to the front of the stage with a product that has caused a stir during his formalization: the Nexus 9. In partnership with Google, HTC has tried to design a resolutely turned towards the high end tablet to promote as it is a version of Android completely revised and updated with the arrival of Lollipop. Is the final product up to the challenge?

On paper, the Nexus 9 torque HTC / Google at all: a 8.9 inch screen with high definition (2048 x 1536 pixels) and a powerful Tegra K1 64-bit version, perfect to go along with Android Lollipop supporting finally, 64-bit processors. But datasheet is not everything, as we shall see in our test.

A fact sheet on top

HTC Nexus model 9

Version Android 5.0 Lollipop

Interface builder –

Screen size 8.9 inches

Definition 2048 x 1536 pixels (QXVGA)

pixel density 289 DPI

IPS technology

Anti-scratch Gorilla Glass 3

SoC Nvidia Tegra K1

Processor (CPU) 2 x 64-bit Denver @ 2.3GHz

Graphics chip (GPU) Kepler GK20A

Memory (RAM) 2GB LPDDR3

Internal memory (ROM) 16 or 32 GB

No MicroSD

Camera (back) 8 megapixel camera (f / 2.4)

Camera (front) 1.6 megapixel camera (f / 2.4)

Video recording Full HD (1080p)

Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac (2.4 + 5 GHz MIMO 2×2)

Bluetooth 4.1

networks –

SIM –

NFC Yes

Brightness Sensor, Gyroscope, Accelerometer, Magnetometer

ports

(Input / output) Micro USB 2.0

GPS geolocation

Water resistance No

6700 mAh removable battery

Dimensions 153.68 x 228.25 x 7.95 mm

Weight 425 grams (Wi-Fi)

436 grams (4G)

Black colors blue, lunar white sand

Price € 399 (16GB WiFi)

€ 489 (32GB WiFi)

€ 569 (32GB 4G)

A design (too) perfectible

Nexus 9 does not fully review the codes of the Nexus 7, 2013, and retains its good points, while adding new ones. It retains a very reasonable weight (425 grams here for a WiFi tablet and 436 grams for its 4G Version), a soft touch back pleasant to grip and a narrow format.

Then of course, going from a 7-inch tablet with a 8.9-inch slate, which requires a change of known size: taking a product measuring 228.2 x 153.7 x 7.9 mm. So it’s not the thinnest tablet at the moment. In hand, perfection is frieze: a soft touch back, elegant metal brackets and a screen that leaves pleasantly finger swipe. If it were not for that catch edges tad finger, it would approach the faultless, especially the black frame around the screen is sufficiently fine. On the black version, the back soft touch unfortunately too brand fingerprints.

Among the small flaws, this lightweight hollow impression in the center of the tablet, under the back cover. Pressing the Nexus logo, we feel that the plastic sags a few millimeters. On our black version purchased commercially, the problem is less pronounced than on the white version lending. But in both cases, the strength of feeling is not at the rendezvous because of this plastic hard enough. A problem that remind us the Shield Tablet Nvidia had the same problem finishing. To illustrate this flaw, this is a GIF made by a Google+ user. Hopefully HTC will manage to quickly fix this flaw.

Another black spot: the photo sensor slightly protruding and rather unattractive. This breaks the impression of diagram that leaves this tablet.

For the rest, there is the jack at the top of the camera held in landscape mode, the right of the slice, the power and volume control bar buttons are on the right side (handy for use in portrait mode, less in landscape mode). Small black dot: best of our 3 test, a copy buttons were poorly finished since they are basic, slightly sunken, making their use impractical. The micro USB port is meanwhile down. Note also the presence of speakers in front, between the shell and the screen, which will collect unfailingly surrounding dust. Good point for his camera: it comes with an LED flash.

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A screen disappoints

The screen of the Nexus 9 is quite impressive with its high definition (2048 x 1536 pixels), as well as the iPad Air. Its screen is smaller than the competitor (9.7 inches), while giving a higher resolution than the Nexus 9: 288 against 264 PPP PPP. The brightness also seems high, but it is the only argument of the IPS panel of the HTC device. For the color temperature, contrast, clouding and light leaks, it is simply bad.

We will slightly temper our judgment on the three copies we received, three had the same problems, more or less pronounced: light leaks at the top and bottom of the slab and clouding (colored clouds that result from a lack of uniformity of the slab). White has nothing to do with a copy to the other, and bluish, or toward yellow. Unfortunately, we do not have (yet) the tools to objective measures, but it is clear that none of the three tiles is perfect, far from it. The slab of the Nexus 9 is still fished with good viewing angles, thank you to the IPS panel.

Android Lollipop: the purpose of the Nexus 9

At the software side, there is much to say. And for good reason: it is the first device available to be running Android Lollipop, version 5.0. The first thing that jumps when turning the device, the design of Android that gives pride to Material Design. The default wallpaper is for something, like the lock screen. One immediately feels a more advanced operating system, less outdated, with just the notifications now appear on the lock screen. Moreover, the center of the quick settings is also available from the lock screen. Even more practical: a shortcut will launch the camera directly from this screen.

The initialization of a device under Lollipop

Another interesting novelty is that Google Now is now the far left of the home screen and provides access more ra

SwiftKey: data synchronization is back

Plagued by data synchronization problems of its users, SwiftKey suspended this option. The alternative keyboard has however been corrected, and reinstates the possibility of finding multiple devices on its input habits.

The past week has not been easy for SwiftKey, alternative keyboard acquired by Microsoft in February. The developers of the application had indeed had to suspend the synchronization of its data highlight of the fault causing a problem mixing the preferences of some users: some unlucky saw display personalized suggestions from other mobile users on their phone , numbers or private codes included. SwiftKey had preferred to temporarily remove the ability to sync their preferences between devices, the time to solve the problem, even if it only affected a small part of its customers.

On the forum, said today SwiftKey be achieved his ends. “We started deploying a fix for syncing on Android today,” says the team. The app, in v6.3.9.79 version is available on the Play Store, and includes not only the return of the data synchronization, but adds support for several new languages ​​(including Luxembourg or Faroese), solves a duplication problem predicted word or “enhances the typing experience on the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge”. For now, all users of the app does not seem to have received the automatic update, it is better to hasten things, make a detour to the Play Store.

SwiftKey Keyboard

SwiftKey

Free

The Google Store French now possible to buy overpriced Cardboard

Since yesterday evening, the Google Store allows French buyers to order a Cardboard, a virtual reality helmet cardboard. Its price is unfortunately far too high.

Tempted by the idea of ​​being able to play Virtual Boy games on a virtual reality helmet? Or just look spherical videos? The simplest solution to test virtual reality without breaking the bank is clearly to buy a Google Cardboard, folded it and with plastic lenses box in which you insert your smartphone. So far the Mountain View company was marketing the only American on the Google Store. Since yesterday evening, it is now accessible to French customers, Canadian, English and German.

Read more

Cardboards 5 million in the world and if the true leader of the VR

The problem is that Google sells 20 euros each or 30 euros per set of two (postage is free, thankfully). It’s expensive, too expensive compared to what we can find, for example, on Amazon. Just type “cardboard” in the Amazon search engine to find on the first page a series of cardboard Cardboards for less than 10 euros or plastic Cardboards, stronger and more comfortable for less than 20 euros . In short, if you are tempted by virtual reality, the Google Store is clearly not the best solution.

The Cardboard Google Store

The 5 best literary games on the Play Store

There are days when we did not want to take the lead, and where we prefer good crossword rather than starting on an epic adventure. But let’s face it: this kind is not the most represented on the Play Store … especially when we want a quality game. So we scoured the new category of “literary game” and selected five letters unpretentious games that will make you spend time perfectly.

Words of Wonder

An owl that will remind Merlin, a storybook with a kingdom to save … no doubt, it is indeed a Disney game, in which I found myself playing a long time. Long time.

Why we love it

Disney atmosphere (graphics and music)

the right amount of difficulty

Words of Wonder

Rockyou Inc.

Free

Ruzzle

The classic, the pioneer … Call it what you want, but Ruzzle is a must that had to be in this selection! The goal is simple: to form as many words with the letters in the allotted time.

Why we love it

His Boggle style that recalls the family Sundays

Party against an unknown opponent without having to go through Facebook

Free Ruzzle

MAG Interactive

Free

Mixed words

This game is unpretentious … but there is no denying the word search are still effective!

Why we love it

Holo his style … and therefore its simplicity!

Mixed words

Melimots

Free

Find the Word

“Find a word from a few letters, it should not be difficult …”. Remove you immediately thought, this game does not lace.

Why we love it

the real challenge

an interface that changes letter set templates

Find The Word

Magma Mobile

Free

Bonus: Type: Rider

In another set of letters register, it is a little gem next to which we must not pass. This game tells the story of the very poetic typography (you play the “colon”). You can get it for just under 3 euros, a fully justified price.

Why we love it

his playfulness

his poetry

Type: Rider

BulkyPix

€ 2.69

Test Chromebook Toshiba 13.3 “(CB30-102)

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Review of Toshiba 13.3 Chromebook tested by Ulrich Rozier Version: Chrome OS Price: 249 euros Reviewed by: Ulrich Rozier Rating: 4 On July 2, 2014 Last modified: July 3, 2014

Summary

This second-generation Chromebooks seems to be a viable alternative to a cheap tablet or laptop Windows 8. A small practical machine, easy to transport and able to offer a very decent browsing experience. Performance is very acceptable, autonomy also. Only criticism the board: the screen lacks dynamism and clarity, and brightness is insufficient. more Details

We are starting to offer more consistent on Chromebook with models with different screen sizes. Google account twenty on the market. Toshiba has decided to stand by marketing a Chromebook 13 inches. A format that was found little until now, especially at 250 euros. What gives this first attempt in the world of Toshiba Chromebook? Answer in our test.

Chromebook Toshiba 13.3 ”

Characteristics

Before addressing the camera, here are its characteristics. Nothing special to emphasize, these are the features that are found on most Chromebooks sold during the first half of 2014. Moreover, there are two main architectures on these machines, the Intel Celeron or Intel Atom (x86), but the Samsung Exynos (ARM).

ChromeOS

13.3-inch 1366 × 768 HD TruBrite display

Intel Celeron 2955U processor

Intel Integrated Graphics

2GB of RAM (1600MHz DDR3L)

16GB SSD and 100GB of Google Drive storage for 2 years

Wi-Fi 802.11a / g / n

Bluetooth 4.0

4 Battery Li-ion cells

2x USB 3.0 ports

SD memory card reader

HDMI output

HD Webcam

Design

Toshiba’s Chromebook has a gray plastic chassis with a silver textured slightly above that is pleasant to the touch. It is decorated with the logos of Chrome OS, and Toshiba.

Chromebook Toshiba 13.3 ”

The plastic is smooth around the screen, the keyboard and the bottom is not the strongest. Moreover, by pressing the back of the screen and on the edges, it causes ripples on the screen.

Chromebook Toshiba 13.3 ”

Ok … Toshiba will not be the first nor the last, to draw on the MacBook. It is not the same aluminum shell, but the silver plastic frame and matte black keyboard with rounded keys are obviously evocative design of the MacBook. The materials used are not as noble, but the device has an attractive charm with a strong design.

Chromebook Toshiba 13.3 ”

Overall, the body of 1.5 kg of the machine is compact and well balanced. It has two vents, one on the bottom in the center, and one at the back, left of center. Together, they keep the overall cold machine, and are sufficient to dissipate all the heat. Well almost…

Chromebook Toshiba 13.3 ”

Precisely about the heater, I noticed that this Chromebook was particularly hot at the hinges (left near the power jack). Nevertheless, nothing special to report. The machine is almost noiseless and even during difficult trials (video decoding, etc.).

Chromebook Toshiba 13.3 ”

The speakers are located on the underside on the front. It seemed to me that these two speakers insisted on too semitones without bass. The sound can be mounted, but the jingle and the monotonous sound of the speakers generate a high volume far from being a delight for the ears.

Chromebook Toshiba 13.3 ”

Finally, the connectors are correct. Include 2x USB 3.0, an HDMI port, a Kensington lock, headphone 3.5mm jack port and an SDHC card reader.

Chromebook Toshiba 13.3 ”

The chiclet keys are spaced far enough apart. Above the keyboard, rather than the standard F keys or combination of function keys (Fn + F2, etc.), Toshiba has equipped this Chromebook keys that control the browser (front / rear / Full screen / Tab) or equipment (Brightness / Volume / Mute).

Chromebook Toshiba 13.3 ”

The keyboard is comfortable to use, you can type quickly, however I find it a bit “spongy”. The ClickPad is very correct, it is wide and manages the double tap.

Chromebook Toshiba 13.3 ”

The 13-inch display

On the screen … It’s not terrible, it could be much better. The definition screen (1366 x 768 pixels) is the bare minimum on a slab of this size Unfortunately this screen sluggish and sharpness. Color accuracy also disappoint (blue cast), so I can not advise you to watch videos in high definition.

Chromebook Toshiba 13.3 ”

And it’s not finished … We have encountered problems with the screen brightness (256 cd / m²). The default setting is too low, the maximum brightness is not high enough … Besides the screen is prone to glare, so I advise against it if you plan to work out. Note that this Chromebook does not have a brightness sensor and therefore can not automatically adjust the brightness level according to the environment of the laptop.

Chromebook Toshiba 13.3 ”

performances

performance side, there is a x86 architecture, the Intel Celeron (2955U) supported by 2GB of RAM. First impression, Chromebook finally has enough performance to a suitable user experience. I had acquired the first Samsung, and I was really disappointed with the performance of the Exynos. Regarding benchmarcks, we focused on testing JavaScript in the browser, one of the only reference points “PC”. Other tests are impossible to perform and are not representative of the actual performance of the unit. All tests were performed in an incognito window, all with a USB Ethernet dongle plugged in to ensure a stable Internet connection. On Futuremark Peacekeeper, which runs HTML5 video streaming tests with several codecs for rendering 2D and 3D graphics, this Chromebook has a score of 3042. You can test the benchmark. For comparison, the HP Chromebook gets 11 1062, Acer C720 obtained in 2824 and the Samsung (Exynos) 1232 points. grip side, experience is satisfactory: I managed to run 1080p video on YouTube, which is a performance in itself.

autonomy

Finally, autonomy! The lithium-ion cells to 4 immovably in this Chromebook is a good surprise. In normal use with Bluetooth and with the maximum or almost brightness, the battery takes about 9 hours. When playing a 720p video with the brightness at 50%, autonomy is about 5 hours. In the most optimal conditions, the Chromebook can easily exceed 10 hours.

Final Score 8/10

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This second-generation Chromebooks seems to be a viable alternative to a cheap tablet or laptop Windows 8. A small practical machine, easy to transport and able to offer a very decent browsing experience. Performance is very acceptable, autonomy also. Only criticism the board: the screen lacks dynamism and clarity, and brightness is insufficient.

Ulrich Rozier

July 3, 2014

Good points

complete connectivity

proper performance

good battery life

Negative points

Lack of dynamism and clarity … with the screen!

The Galaxy Nexus with Android 4.4 welcomes OmniROM

So it’s official, the Galaxy Nexus now supports the latest version of Android 4.4.2 OmniROM Nightlies.

The announcement had fallen last October: Google does not propose updates for the Galaxy Nexus. It should not reach the address of KitKat, heading the 18 months of technical support have been exceeded in the case. Well, it is if you expect an official MAJ. Otherwise, you can always install a Custom ROM for your OS as OmniROM. The Galaxy Nexus has just returned from the list of compatible terminals, joining in the world of Google, the Nexus 4, 5, 7 and 10 in all versions.

The operation was not easy: the Nexus uses a processor built by Texas Instruments, the same brand that has since thrown in the towel on the market of mobile telephony. Difficult to update a product which part of the hardware is no longer developed. OmniROM ads have exceeded this difficulty. The custom ROM of OmniROM offers better performance, improved user interface, and above all, an update for your device, in case the smartphone manufacturer offers more Update of the OS.

Read: How to install a compatible terminal OmniROM

Test Lenovo Moto G4: without the “Plus” is less

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Buy 169 €

Introduction

Review of Lenovo Moto G4 tested by Laure Renouard Reviewed by: Laura Renouard Rating: 3 On July 4, 2016 Last modified: July 4, 2016

Summary

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After offering his Moto G4 More testers, Lenovo sends to fight its Moto G4, a smartphone a little less well armed than the Plus version, but also a bit cheaper (229 euros). But it is also convincing the shot?

Technical sheet

Model

Lenovo Moto G4

OS version

Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow

Screen Size

5.5 inches

Definition

1920 x 1080 pixels

pixel density

401 dpi

SoC

Snapdragon 617 1.5GHz

random access memory (RAM)

2GB

Internal memory (flash)

16 GB

NFC

Yes

Ports (inputs / outputs)

microUSB

Geolocation

Yes

Drums

3000 mAh

Dimensions

152.3 x 76.5 x 7.8 mm

Weight

157 grams

Price

169 euros

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Design

You know the G4 Moto Plus? The Lenovo Moto G4 is identical, except for one detail. It does indeed overlook one of the key assets of the Bikes Over G4: its fingerprint sensor located below the screen. Yet measuring the same size is 153 × 76.6 mm, weighs 155 grams, too, even if no sensor comes not justify this. Lenovo uses a mold, is well understood, but the somewhat massive that one landmark in the G4 Plus is much less forgivable in a motorbike G4.

Moreover, with its removable shell touch soft touch and rounded format, the Moto G4 remains a nice terminal. On the same price segment, however, we find the devices a little neater, thinner, or leveraging more compact dimensions.

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Screen, software and performance

Screen

The design of the Moto G4 is the same as the G4 Moto Plus, and its screen too. So here we find a slab of 5.5 inch IPS Full HD, which illustrates perfectly the variations that can be observed between two identical models, depending on the origin of the screen. Instead of a brightness of 566 cd / m2 for the G4 Plus, the G4 displays a brightness of 500 cd / m2 all round, but compensates with better contrast of 1500: 1 (against 1288: 1 measured in the G4 Plus) . The radius of weaknesses, there is a somewhat cold color temperature, with a blue dominance. It was actually a flaw we noted at the G4 Plus, whose white tended to pull the blue-violet, but without the effect is really unpleasant everyday.

Software

Like the Moto G4 Plus, the Moto G4 runs on a stripped version of Android 6.0 Marshmallow. The smartphone, which is also intended to get Android Nougat (without precise date, however), minimizes software additions. Just do we find gestures to quickly launch the camera or flashlight and an FM radio. Shame that Lenovo has not added the display of remaining battery percentage in the notification bar, an annoying gap Android “pure”.

performances

As for performance, we take the same and start again. The G4 combines Moto, Moto as G4 Plus, a Snapdragon SoC 617 associated with 2GB of RAM. An effective combination, much better than the Snapdragon 410 3rd generation Moto G, with its small GB of RAM, which provides performance worthy of a mid-range smartphone. We do not find any particular heater, smooth operation and proper optimization.

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Android version Android 6.0 Android 6.0 Marshmallow Marshmallow

HTC Sense Android 6.0.1 Android 5.0.2 Lollipop Marshmallow

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Android 6.0 Marshmallow

Screen Size

screen technology 5.5 inch 5 inch 5.2 inch 5.2 inch

Display resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels 1080 x 1920 pixels 1080 x 1920 pixels 1080 x 1920 pixels

Screen resolution 401 dpi 441 dpi 423 dpi 423 dpi

SoC MSM8952 (Snapdragon 617) MSM8952 (Snapdragon 617) MSM8952 (Snapdragon 617) 935 Kirin

4 x CPU Cortex-A53 1.5GHz

4 x Cortex-A53 1.2GHz Cortex-A53 4 x 1.5 GHz

4 x Cortex-A53 1.2GHz Cortex-A53 4 x 1.5 GHz

4 x Cortex-A53 1.2GHz Cortex-A53 × 4 @ 2.2GHz

4 × Cortex-A53 @ 1.5 GHz

Adreno 405 GPU Adreno 405 Adreno 405 Mali-T628 MP4

RAM 2GB LPDDR3 2GB LPDDR3 2GB LPDDR3 3GB LPDDR4

Internal memory 16 GB 16 GB 16 GB 16 GB

Price 229,90 / 269,90 euro 599 euro 199 euro 299 euro

Camera

That is the real difference between the G4 and G4 Moto Plus. For while the Moto More G4 features a 16-megapixel sensor with a set of laser focusing system and developed by phase detection, G4 is the standard ignore these put in significant development of systems and prefers a 13 megapixel sensor standard, with an aperture of f / 2.0. The photo application, in turn, is identical in every respect, and in particular enables access a HDR mode, a panorama mode and professional mode. That is all in automatic mode? Let’s face it: the Moto G4 is not equal to the G4 Moto Plus, without being outrageous either.

If you do not see a real difference in terms of operating time, we must admit that the Moto G4 seems less “intelligent” than the G4 Plus. He and his use less willingly HDR mode when it is set automatically when the G4 Over chooses to give some contrast to a darkened stage. The HDR mode, however, correctly manages to catch scenes that without him would be ruined.

Why wasted? Because the weak Moto G4, it is above all to struggle to manage the brightness of the captured scenes. It is not uncommon to get all white when the skies More G4 succeeds in isolating a bit of blue in the clouds. Similarly, the white balance is fairly random – including shots of the night. In low light, it still manages to deliver decent shots. Finally, note that facing the G4, the lack of detail is evident: with 13 megapixels instead of 16, we expected no less really.

By day, the results are almost identical to those obtained with a G4 Moto Plus.

At night, in automatic mode: the details are there, despite a bit too green.

In automatic mode, the sky is completely burned up buildings also suffers.

The details are a bit to the back of the stage, but the HDR (with more brightness) a small effect.

Autonomy

As Lenovo Moto More G4, G4 loads a battery of 3000 mAh. During our usual test, with a screen set to 200 cd / m2 and viewing an hour of HD video, the smartphone has lost 9% battery only, which still proves better than the G4 Plus.

Autonomy

Lenovo Moto G4

91

Lenovo Moto G4 More

90

Huawei P9 Lite

85

Unfortunately, and unlike the latter, it does not matter Quick charge with the Moto G4, and must be content with a conventional filler. Regardless, we still enjoys at least a day and a half of independence, they will push two regularly.

Pricing and Availability

The Moto G4 is available from e-tailers, the starting tariff of 229 euros.

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Steve Wozniak is no gift to the Apple Watch or to connected watches

Steve Wozniak, computer behind Apple alongside Steve Jobs, was very critical of the Apple Watch during an interview with an Australian media.

Steve Wozniak did not really speak her mind. The co-founder of Apple has dropped a bit about Apple, the Apple Watch and watches connected in general, in an interview with an Australian financial media. As the journalist points out that he does not wear connected watch, Wozniak said he has “neither purchased Apple Watch or controlled”.

“I was smart watches and they have not changed my life in relation to the smartphone,” he said. “You know, I had connected watches, I wore, and I got rid of. It did not just this “give me that something new”, and it worries me. ” Still curious, he concedes will “use it and see if it improves [his] day” but he has doubts. What he particularly criticizes Apple Watch is to market many models to some glaring differences. “If you buy gold model 17 000 dollars you get for your money,” he says. “It’s like the gold Rolex. You buy for $ 17 000 prestige. But for all the others, there are 20 models from 500 to 1100 dollars, and the only difference is the bracelet. So I wonder if Apple sells watches or bracelets. ”

This is not the first time man made unflattering statements against Apple. Last year, he explained that it would be curious to see what would be an iPhone running Android. It was also appeared with representatives of Xiaomi and was not stingy with compliments to the Chinese firm. Remember also that these statements occur after information about the decrease in sales of the Apple Watch.

The Amazon AppStore now includes in-app payment

Happy or bad news, today the Amazon AppStore has announced, as is already the Google Play Store, the Apple AppStore and others, the addition of an in-app payment service for its Android applications.

Therefore, Amazon seeks to highlight its payment facilities 1-click, while Google has not completely standardized on Google Play since it must pass through Google Wallet. Without too far, I can confirm that Google Wallet is secure, however banks often allow extra cost which we could have done.

If you are one of developers that have applications or wish to download on the Amazon AppStore, please visit the developer portal. According to Amazon, several companies already benefit from the in-app payments into their applications, as Gameloft, Glu Mobile Inc., G5 Entertainment Inc., Disney, New York Post, etc.

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The apps of the week: Lifeline 2 RAVENMARK: Mercenaries …

Each day, the service appXoid you discover a selection of applications. Discover the Top 5 of the week, the five applications to be missed under any circumstances!

This selection of applications and games has been tested by appXoid team, a referral service applications published by Humanoid. Discover the five best apps of the week of November 15 to 22!

Lifeline 2

Lifeline 2 is a text adventure simulation which you are the hero and notifications related to your smartphone. In the first episode, the player had to help Taylor to survive a crash on a deserted moon. It was then necessary to discuss with him and help him make decisions, and sometimes agonizing wait for minutes or hours to hear from her. Lifeline 2 reproduce exactly the same principle, but changes of context. Here, we must help some Arika, a sorceress who wishes to find his brother and avenge his parents.

Lifeline 2

3 Minute Games LLC

€ 2.19

Oddworld: Munch’s Oddysee

Oddworld: Munch’s Oddysee is a platform 3D game console released in 2012 and now arrives on Android. You play Abe accompanied by a one-legged companion, Munch, and you must infiltrate a laboratory mad scientists to free the people of Munch and find the last egg Gabbits … and prevent a new genocide.

Oddworld: Munch’s Oddysee

Oddworld Inhabitants Inc.

€ 1.09

Escape from prison

In Escape from Prison (Prison Break the) you are a prisoner who has only one desire: to escape and for this you are ready for anything. It will nevertheless be very careful because every time you are spotted, you have to start from scratch and face the over 40 obstacles and 5 game modes and 8 themed cards again.

Escape from prison

Candy Mobile

Free

RAVENMARK: Mercenaries

In this turn-based strategy in a world warrior, you must build your mercenary army and raise the value of your banner in a devastated world. This game is not a pay to win and you can progress naturally. You customize your team by choosing the type of warrior you want.

RAVENMARK: Mercenaries

Witching Hour Studios

Free

Pocoyo Disco

Rather to younger, Pocoyo Disco creates music videos with fun animations of dozens of Pocoyo and his friends. The child can choose his favorite song, but also use a song that has been previously recorded with her voice!

Pocoyo Disco

Zinkia Entertainment, S.A.

Free

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