Here’s everything we (think we) know about the upcoming Nexus 6
It’s this time of year where Google usually take to the stage to announce the latest Nexus device. This year will be no different, with the Nexus 6 all but confirmed. But what can you expect from Google’s new device? Check below to get all the information you need regarding the upcoming release of the Nexus 6.Nexus 6 specifications
The one thing you’ll hear more often than not is that the Nexus 6 is simply a slightly larger version of the new Moto X. This is largely true, as the Nexus 6 will include largely the same exterior as the Moto X, but with the innards slightly tweaked. The 5.9″ display will be QHD and offer 495ppi. Expect to see a quad-core Snapdragon 805 processor and an updated 13-megapixel snapper also used here. One thing we’re certain about, is that the Nexus 6 will launch with Android’s newest update; which is rumoured to be called Lollipop.Nexus 6 pricing
Don’t expect the Nexus 6 to be cheap. If sold directly through the Google Play store, we’d expect the Nexus 6 to cost anywhere between £350 to £399. However, with the specs that we know, it could go a little higher. Keep a close eye on the Nexus 5, as that’ll soon plummet in price.
Remotely lock and wipe a stolen or missing device with avast! Anti-Theft
At this year’s Google I/O event, Google announced that the upcoming L version of the Android operating system will feature a kill switch. This feature enables you to remotely lock a stolen or lost device, so no one can use it. If you want the added security of a kill switch, without having to wait for Android L’s roll out, one option is to download avast!’s Anti-Theft app. Not only does this app include kill switch functionality, but it provides other security features, such as the ability to locate your missing device using GPS, and activating a siren, which will sound continuously from your stolen device at maximum volume. If you don’t expect to get your device back, you can at least protect your privacy, by using Anti-Theft to remotely wipe all data from your device.
Before you get started with Anti-Theft, there’s one quirk that can confuse newcomers. The Anti-Theft app is hidden by default, so thieves cannot easily change, disable or uninstall it.
This means you can’t launch the app in the normal way. Instead, you’ll need to place a phone call to your PIN number (so, if you set your app’s PIN to 1234, you need to call 1234). Anti-Theft launches before the call connects. There are several versions of Anti-Theft and different subscriptions available too. This tutorial uses the free Anti-Theft (rooted) version.
Expect an upgraded HTC One M8 to appear on October 8th
Although we’re expecting to see the first HTC-produced Nexus next week, that hasn’t stopped the Taiwanese company from leaking what’s suspected to be the new version of the HTC One M8. Dubbed the HTC One M8 Eye, the main upgrade from the previous One M8 will be an updated 13-megapixel camera sensor.
Another device hotly rumoured to be announced at HTC’s event on October 8th will be a new rugged camera. It’ll work in the same vein as the GoPRO series, but little else is known about it.
We’ll have all the news from HTC’s event later this week.
Use Easy Backup to keep a virtual log of all your filesWhat to back up?
Select the Backup option from the homepage. A menu will now appear with the various elements of your phone that you can choose to back up. Select as many or as little as you like before pressing OK. Backup destination
You’ll have several options available when it comes to selecting a destination for your files. If your phone has a micro SD card, then choose that, or a cloud storage account if you prefer using them. Enable Settings
If you choose to save to a cloud storage account, you’ll now need to enable the correct setting from your Google Drive account. Just follow the onscreen instructions to complete this part of the backup. Select a directory
If you instead decide to back up to your SD card, you’ll need to select a directory to back up to. Make sure it’s memorable, as you’ll need the details when you restore your files after the update. Backup process
All the files and folders you selected will now begin backing up. Depending on the quantity of files you chose to back up, this process can take anywhere from a few minutes to a few hours. After the update
Once the update has hit your phone, you’re going to want to head to the Restore section of the app. From here you can go to the place where the backup is saved and restore all your files and folders.
Now you’re talking… and drawing
Combining elements of art apps and social messaging, Clarisketch offers a unique form of communication. The concept is that you talk as you draw on the screen, or an optional photo, then share the resulting ‘sketch’. Communicating ideas with both voice and visuals makes it easier to explain things than with just a phone call or email. For example, you could draw a route on a map, annotate a photo or diagram, or just create a picture with an audio message for a loved one.
It’s very easy to pick up and use. Just take a new photo with the camera, import one from the gallery or start a blank sketch. Then tap the Record button, start talking and select a pen or paint roller from the top to start drawing. While the tools are basic, they’re sufficient for the purposes of drawing diagrams and annotations. You can alter line width and opacity and choose from a limited colour palette. For finer detail and writing, you can zoom in closer, while the undo and magic eraser tools are handy for removing unwanted pen strokes.
One thing to note is that the app only records when you’re either talking or drawing; so when you play back the sketch, any pauses are omitted. Tapping the bottom-left icon in the pop-up controls panel will get the app to auto-adjust the audio recording level for ambient noise, but you may still have to speak up.
Avast Mobile Security is a leader in protecting Android devices from malware, recently surpassing 100 million downloads
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