Google set to have its Pixel 2 Event October 4th

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We are almost done with the crazy phone launch season, with the Note 8, the V30, and the iPhone X all being announced in the past couple of weeks. For those who are interested, Homie’s Guide to phones for Fall, 2017 will be updated soon with new information.

We all know that google has a new Pixel up their sleeves that’s just itching to be let out into the universe. Come October 4th, we will finally be able to see which rumors are true, and which rumors were false. Google will be holding an event on that day to announce the next generation Pixel.

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Confirmed by a Google-made landing page and new advertising campaign that speaks to anyone who might be thinking about changing phones, the event will let us know exactly what Google has up its sleeve when it comes to the Pixel family, and possibly some other Google made products as well.

The event will likely place an emphasis on the software side of the device, with a revamped Google Assistant at the forefront.

If we remember the rumors, the Pixel 2 will have an XL sibling with a 6 inch edge to edge display. Rumors also have LG as the manufacturer of the Pixel XL 2. The Pixel 2 has been rumored to be similar to the current Pixel in style and shape. Feel free to check out other rumors, including specifications about the device over here.

I for one am excited to see what improvements have been made with the Pixel 2, specifically with Google Assistant.

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Are you all interested in upcoming Google Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2? What features are you most interested in when it comes to the upcoming Pixel devices? Let me know! You know where to find me.



Samsung ready to release a Foldable smartphone in the near future

Samsung will be looking to innovate in a different way with their future phones. With carriers looking to literally bend the rules of smartphone engagement, it makes sense that a foldable screen would be the next venture into smartphone innovation.

The company spoke about the new phone that will launch under the Galaxy Note brand yesterday at the Galaxy Note 8 media day held in South Korea. While details were light on what the phone would specifically look like, it would be safe to say it will be very interesting.

Koh Dong-Jin, President of mobile Business at Samsung Electronics said the company has its eye on 2018 for the launch of this device, however he also stated that they have had to overcome many hurdles along the development process.

It will be interesting to learn more about this device as the development continues.

Would it be something that will sell well across the world? Time will tell.

Source: phys.org

Tech Homie Tips – staying happy with your Bluetooth devices

A couple of weeks ago I was at a party. Someone wanted to play some music from a speaker. I grabbed the speaker and paired their device to it, and voila, we had music for the party.

When the phone started getting a little farther away from the speaker, the sound would start going crazy, start cutting out, and the music could barely be heard through all of the shenanigans that was going on.

I got to thinking, and arrived with a tip for the day:

When using your Bluetooth, always be aware of how far your phone is away from the speaker/headset/system/keyboard that you are paired to. You get too far from the device, you end up with a pretty janky experience. Usual Bluetooth speakers (that is before Bluetooth 5) have a range of roughly 30-35 feet. Bluetooth 5 stretches the range out to about 100 feet. Not bad.

It’s easy to see what Bluetooth system might be hijacking your experience. On Android, go to settings > connections > Bluetooth to pair, connect, unpair, or view your devices. On iPhone, go to settings, and Bluetooth, and you can check out your Bluetooth information there.

This way, you can clear up any bugs that you run into with respect to pairing your Bluetooth.

Have trouble connecting to your Bluetooth device? Always remember to toggle you Bluetooth as a good way to reset your system. That can always fix some easy problems that happen with devices. Whether you are toggling the Bluetooth on your phone or on the device, always give that a shot first before you become concerned.

Bluetooth is great, but can sometimes be a bit of a headache. Let me know if you jeee help with anything Bluetooth related in the comments, or in on Facebook , Twitter, or LinkedIn

Apple skips the 7s, heads straight for the iPhone 8

In the year marking the 10th anniversary of the iPhone,. Apple has launched the iPhone 8 to take the place of the iPhone 7s. The 8 and the 8 plus will look similar to the iPhone 7 and 7 plus, but with updated internals.

Both 8 models will run the A11 Bionic six core 64bit chip. Cameras will also be updated on the models with the iPhone 8 having a new 12MP lens with optical image stabilization, and and the 8 plus sensor pair coming with f/1.8 and f/2.8 sensors.

Storage wise will give customers two size options at 64 and 256gb, and will start at $699 for the iPhone 8 and $799 for the 8 plus.

Keep it locked for more info.

Apple Watch Series 3 (with cellular) announced during the September Apple Event

We all know about the Apple Watch. The 2017 Apple Watch version will launch with cellular capability, which means you can look all stealthy (read:goofy) calling people on your watch, and answering calls on your watch while your at it. What seems slightly different from the other LTE enabled watches is that Apple Watch Series 3 shares a phone number with the iPhone. Decent. You truly can leave your phone at home, without that awkward confusion that happens when you call people from a cellular capable watch.

Along with cellular capability comes Apple Music compatibilty, meaning you can stream 40 million songs (what’s available on Apple Music) on your wrist. You could be a walking boombox of sorts.

Expect your typical upgrading of the processor, and upgraded Siri capability (she talks now) along with other features.

Series three will be available to purchase September 22nd, with pre-orders beginning September 15.

Legit.