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IPhone 12s allow faster Wi-Fi connection sharing thanks to 5 GHz

The iPhone 12 and 12 Pro support the 5 GHz band for Wi-Fi connection sharing. A discreet novelty, but interesting, since the iPhone 11 was still content with a 2.4 GHz sharing ... much slower. Among all the new features specific to the iPhone 12 and 12 Pro, Apple forgot to mention faster Wi-Fi connection sharing // Gamesdone: Apple This is a novelty on which Apple has so far been very discreet, it is nevertheless important: the iPhone 12 and 12 Pro (as well as their future mini and Max versions) allow much faster Wi-Fi connection sharing. The thing was spotted in the first place on Twitter by Steve Moser, a contributor to the specialized site MacRumors, and confirmed shortly after by Aaron Zollo, an American video...
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PS5 first look: design, controller, Astro’s Playroom and unboxing the console

After seeing it in photos and videos for months, we’ve finally had a chance to try out the PS5 – we’ve had extensive time playing with the new DualSense Controller and built-in game Astro’s Playroom, and can tell you what you can expect when you open the box.We’ll also be able to talk about, for the first time, what it’s like to play games on the console… er, well, game singular, as we’ve only been able to try Astro’s Playroom. Nonetheless, it’s taught us a lot about how the console will play games. It’s too soon to discuss what the console is truly capable of and what it’s like to navigate around the PS5’s interface, but we can finally talk about the console itself, its design and, most importantly, our first impression of Sony’s next-generation gaming hardware.Welcome to the future o...
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Microsoft confirms that it doesn’t mind if you don’t buy an Xbox Series X

Head of Xbox Phil Spencer has clarified Microsoft’s strategy for next-gen and, once again, stressed that Microsoft doesn’t necessarily need to sell the Xbox Series X to be successful.Speaking to GameReactor, Spencer says the company is focused on attracting new customers to the Xbox ecosystem, whether that’s via PC, Nintendo Switch, Android or Xbox. "Our high-level goal inside of our team, of how we measure ourselves, is how many people are playing on Xbox," Spencer said. "And when we say 'playing on Xbox' it doesn't mean an Xbox console. It means somebody who is logging in and playing a part of our ecosystem, whether first-party or third-party. And it could be on an Android phone. It could be on a Switch. It could be on a PC. That's how we think about it."This approach is a stark cont...
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Microsoft Office now works with mouse and trackpad

Apple iPads finally allow full use of a mouse and a trackpad with Microsoft Office applications and all their features. Since iOS enabled iPads to support a mouse, numeric keypad, and trackpad, productivity has gained ground on Apple touch tablets. Or almost. Because until now, the main attraction to swap your PC against an iPad was limited by the ineffectiveness of these additions with Microsoft Office applications. The error is finally corrected. Expected since the spring deployment, the update of iOS will bring support for accessories and features associated with Word, Excel or PowerPoint installed on your iPad, Microsoft revealed in a blog post.It was possible to use the mouse, keyboard or trackpad with th...
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headphones and charger might disappear from the box

While the first rumors this summer suggested that Samsung would no longer provide a charger with its smartphones in 2021, another report reinforces this hallway noise. Worse: the Korean manufacturer would also ignore chargers. Le Galaxy S30 // Gamesdone : OnLeaks While all of the 2020 premium smartphone announcements have been made, eyes are now on 2021, and especially on Samsung. The Korean firm is in fact preparing the introduction of its Galaxy S21 - or S30 - and its Ultra version probably expected by the end of January. Three months before their hypothetical presentation, the leaks are starting to appear here and there on the Web: starting with the possible design of the Galaxy S21, followed by what could be ...
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Are iPhones more powerful than ultrabook PCs? The delicate comparison

Can we compare the performance of smartphones and laptops? This is a delicate exercise. Wild Life on an iPhone 11 Pro and a Dell XPS 13 // Gamesdone: Frandroid Recently, UL Benchmarks and its famous 3DMark added the new Wild Life benchmark to the graphics tests offered. You can run this benchmark on your smartphone (Android and iOS) or your PC (Windows 10): you will find the download links here. Because yes, this benchmark is one of the first multiplatform benchmarks of UL Benchmarks. 3DMark (Wild Life) - Benchmark Wild Life measures the performance of your GPU graphics chip by rendering a 3D g...
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The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip is the cheapest foldable smartphone around

Launched at 1,500 euros in France, the Galaxy Z Flip, which folds in half to take up less space in the pocket, now costs the price of a classic flagship, going to 899 euros thanks to Samsung's ODR. It then becomes the cheapest foldable smartphone on the market! Foldable smartphones are not that numerous in France. We can also count them on the fingers of the hand, through the Motorola Razr and the Samsung Galaxy Fold, Galaxy Z Fold 2 and Galaxy Z Flip. The latter is however the cheapest of all thanks to this reduction of 600 euros on its original price.In short The ultra compact format when folded The AMOLED screen in 22: 9 format when unfolded The Google Duo button to make video calls Instead of 1,500 euros...
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Huawei should once again be able to buy OLED panels from Samsung

As Huawei faces growing supply problems following US sanctions, Samsung has reportedly obtained a waiver from the Trump administration to resell certain components, including OLED displays, to its Chinese customer. Here the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 and its Super AMOLED screen // Gamesdone: Frandroid In an ocean of disappointments, Huawei could find in Samsung an outstretched first hand. According to rumors relayed this week by the specialized site SamMobile, the Korean giant would have obtained a waiver from the Trump administration to resume the sale of certain components to Huawei. The news is important since it could ultimately concern two types of parts: first and foremost OLED panels, and potentially memory ch...
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Xiaomi reviews MIUI 12 and changes multitasking preview

Xiaomi offers a new version of its launcher, which now allows you to switch from a vertical view for multitasking to a horizontal view. The Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro, under MIUI 12 // Gamesdone: Frandroid Last April, Xiaomi presented the latest version of its mobile interface, MIUI 12. It was then the opportunity for the Chinese manufacturer to present many new features such as animations, the control center or improved readability. Now, Xiaomi is going a little further within the MIUI 12 application launcher. As the XDA Developers site reports, the Telegram Xiaomiui channel has indeed discovered a new version of the MIUI launcher. This r...
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How Google is banking on recycled materials to make its products even more sustainable

The Mountain View firm has set new goals to make its technology products more sustainable. With a main keyword hammered throughout his blog post: recycling. Google sets new goals to make its products more sustainable // Gamesdone: Google Last year, Google pledged that all of its products would include recycled materials by 2022. Neither one nor two, the American giant has apparently activated the machine to fulfill its goal. And this year, all of its devices belonging to the Nest range (cameras, thermostats, connected speakers) and Pixel were entitled to it, assures the company in an official blog post, which made this promise in August 2019. Polish your image and lead by example ...