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Samsung targets Apple iPad Pro with new Galaxy Tab S4

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The choice of Android tablets particularly those targeting the higher-end productivity market has just become more interesting with the announcement of a new device from Samsung. Adopting a 10.5” Super AMOLED (2500 x 1600 pixel) display with a squarer 16:10 … Read more

New Hot Hardware Product Available – PhoneSoap – with Discount, only at TheAppWhisperer!

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I have been so crazily excited about this product for some time, if you have an aversion to germs, as I do, prepare to be as enthusiastic as I am!  PhoneSoap kills 99.99% of germs. Take a look at the video below of PhoneSoap being tested on the Discovery Channel.

We can’t help touching dirty things – handrails, money, gym equipment, and the list goes on. The problem is when we touch our phones we then pass the bacteria from our hands to our devices. It’s easy to wash our hands, but we don’t wash our phones, which is why the average smartphone shows 18x more bacteria than a public restroom/toilet. The bacteria on our devices thrive and can make us sick. This image of the Petri dishes shows the results of a smartphone tested before and after using PhoneSoap.

PhoneSoap claim the ‘The average phone is crawling with 18 times more bacteria than a public restroom. That means you’re just as likely to get sick from your phone as from the handles in the bathroom. Your phone breeds more bacteria, too. Your phone’s battery keeps it warm, and when it’s stored in warm, dark places like your pocket or purse, the bacteria multiply’.

So, you’re wondering how PhoneSoap works, it’s simple, place your cell phone in your PhoneSoap and close the lid. During a 10-minute cycle, a powerful UV-C light kills harmful germs, viruses, and bacteria. When the external blue indicator turns off, your cell phone is completely clean.

This UV-C light effectively destroys nucleic acids and breaks apart bacteria DNA. With their DNA broken, bacteria can’t function or reproduce, and the organisms die.

In nature, the UV-C light that causes this germicidal effect is harmful to our eyes but is blocked by Earth’s atmosphere. In the PhoneSoap’s controlled environment, UV-C light effectively and safely sanitises your cell phone, as well as anything else that fits inside your PhoneSoap like remotes, keys, tablets, and more.

I’ve been testing the PhoneSoap 3 for a few weeks and I love it, every phone I come into contact with, goes in there.

We have a special discount on a PhoneSoap for all our readers. It will give you a 20% discount from any of their products from now until next Wednesday at 11.59 PM Mountain Time. Simply enter – WHISPERER20 – to receive 20% off any purchase.

Visit PhoneSoap here.

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Mobile Photography – OnePlus 6: The Alternative Flagship – SmartPhone Review – DxOMark with Kevin Carter

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Some of you may know, many of you do not know, my husband Kevin Carter is a photographic technical expert and journalist. He works at an extremely high level, imparting his knowledge and never compromising his journalistic integrity.

As well as that, he’s an editor for DxOMark and he’s just completed his latest review which includes an in-depth analysis of the OnePlus 6 smartphone camera. Its resulted in an overall score of 96 points. The OnePlus 6 was released in late May and it is the latest dual camera-equipped smartphone from Chinese brand OnePlus. It is a premium model featuring a large 6.28-in AMOLED edge-to-edge display and powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset.

The OnePlus 6’s main camera has a 16MP 1/2.6”-type sensor that is combined with a stabilised f/1.7 lens. The secondary camera is used for applying depth-of-field effects and an improved digital zoom. While it has a slightly higher-resolution 20MP sensor, it has the same f/1.7-aperture lens as the main camera (but not stabilisation).

With a total Photo score of 100 points, the OnePlus 6 achieves one of the better scores for still images in DxOMark’s testing to date. The overall Photo score is calculated from sub-scores in tests that examine different aspects of its performance under different lighting conditions.

If that’s piqued your interest, you can read his full report here.

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Mobile Photography – Xiaomi Mi 8: Challenging the Best – SmartPhone Review – DxOMark with Kevin Carter

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Some of you may know, many of you do not know, my husband Kevin Carter is a photographic technical expert and journalist. He works at high level imparting his knowledge, never compromising his journalistic objectivity, it’s one of the many things we share (Sociologist Michael Schudson suggests that “the belief in objectivity is a faith in ‘facts,’ a distrust in ‘values,’ and a commitment to their segregation”).

As well as that, he’s an editor for DxOMark and he’s just completed his latest report which includes an in-depth analysis of the Xiaomi Mi 8 smartphone camera. Its resulted in an overall score of 99 points, the Mi 8 offers some improvements in certain areas over Mi MIX 2S launched earlier this year, placing it shoulder-to-shoulder with some of the best smartphone cameras that they have tested.

Powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset, it comes with camera hardware specifications that are identical to the Mi Mix 2S. The rear-facing camera module features twin 12Mp cameras, one a wide-angle with a 1/2.55-inch size sensor and 1.4µm pixels and an f/1.8-aperture lens, and the other a short “tele” with a slightly ‘slower’ f2.4 aperture.

Its Photo sub-score of 105 is among the best that they’ve rated, thanks to consistently good performance in all lighting conditions, super-fast and accurate autofocus, as well as bold color rendition. It strikes a nice balance between noise and texture, too, and generates pretty decent low-light results.

If that’s piqued your interest, you can read his full report here.

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PolarPro Mobile Filter System

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Like many of you, I came to photography back in 35 mm film days. Nights (with others), in a darkroom gave me immense pleasure. The simplicities of mobile photography are extraordinary and you won’t find a bigger advocate of it because of this. That’s not to say that I don’t excited about accessories though now and again and right now, I will say in my typically British understated way, that from what I’ve seen so far, the Iris – Mobile Filter System by PolarPro and expansion pack, looks quite ingenious.

Compatible with iPhone X, iPhone 7/ Plus, iPhone 6/7/8 and Pixel 2/2XL mobile devices, the Iris Mobile Filter System includes ND8, ND16 and ND32 filters for reducing shutter speed in various lighting conditions. I have not (yet) seen these products physically, but what I have seen by way of their website and the YouTube video (below), they look good.

Go here to find out more and I’ll report new findings when I have further information.

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OnePlus today announced its latest premium flagship device, the OnePlus 6

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Reporting from London today, May 16, 2018, the OnePlus 6 – the first in OnePlus’ line of flagships to feature an all-glass design – is the company’s most sophisticated handset to date.

With a 6.28-inch Full Optic AMOLED 19:9 display – OnePlus’ largest-ever screen – the OnePlus 6 offers an immersive viewing experience, while keeping a similar form factor to that of the OnePlus 5T.

Combining new technology from Qualcomm® with OnePlus’ engineering, the OnePlus 6 is the fastest handset the company has ever produced.

“With the OnePlus 6, we challenged ourselves to deliver an external design as smooth and elegant as the work we’ve done inside the device,” said OnePlus Founder and CEO Pete Lau. “We’re proud of what we’ve accomplished, and we hope our users are too.”

 

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Olloclip Launch The Connect X Lens System for iPhone X

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Olloclip has launched a brand new lens system designed to work exclusively with the Apple iPhone X. There are six lenses available for the Connect X Lens System and they’re all interchangeable via the ‘lens system’. The lenses available include:

Super-Wide – This lens comes complete with four elements offering a 120 degree view

Ultra Wide – Offering even wider viewing with 155 degrees.

Fisheye + Macro 15x – 180 degree wide angle spherical effect in addition to a 15x increased magnification.

Macro 14x + 7x – Greater detail

Macro 21x – even greater detail than the above

The new Connect X Lens System also includes a new and unique feature allowing for an expanding lens mount. This means that it will work with ‘most’ protective phone cases in-situ as well as protective screen covers. This complete box set with the six lenses will cost $100 and this bundle will be available in Apple Stores and at Apple.com from June.

It seems that Olloclip are no longer reselling any of their products directly from their website, this is new and despite many other websites stating you can order directly from Olloclip.com, it does not appear to be the case anymore. We have reached out to Olloclip for comment and will feed back, once we know more…

To see how this system connects, check out the video below.

 

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Mobile Photography – Apple iPhone X – FIRST LOOK and Field Test with Chase Jarvis

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We know that many of you have already pre-ordered the new Apple iPhone X and are eagerely awaiting it. Well, Chase Jarvis from CreativeLive, managed to get hold of one a little sooner and put it through its paces around New York City.

Take a look at the video below and to view the stills from his shoot and more details, head over to CreativeLive here.

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