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​Motiv Ring Review: Smart Wearable Technology

Posted on 16 March 2018

Following a fitness routine also includes checking on heart rate and the number of calories you burned in a day. You can find numerous apps that can perform this function for you but carrying cell phones to the gym, or another outdoor activity is not always possible. You need an easy-to-carry device such as the Motiv Ring. Did we mention you can sleep wearing it as well?

It is indeed a useful gadget that every fitness junkie should own. Not only it looks elegant but helps you achieve statistics regarding your heart rate, burnt calories, and minutes you have spent running. The great fact associated with it is the ring weighs ultra light; you just need to wear it before heading out to the door.

Moreover, it would not be wrong to claim that Motiv Ring is a smart combination of fit, function, and form. No doubt, it is one of smallest fitness trackers that are available currently. The ring is packed in the shell of premium titanium that adds style to it.

Also, for functioning, you will only need to download the Motiv app on your phone. The app later syncs with the ring allowing it to provide data regarding sleep, heart rate, and physical activity. You will be surprised to know that the ring has potential to note your heart rate constantly from your fingers.

It does not require actions; the Motiv Ring will automatically sense the functions you perform and begins recording accordingly. Moreover, the tiny device can save your data for two days. You will have a chance to look at your statistics without syncing.

It is noteworthy here that you do not need a cable to charge it. The ring was designed on 24/7 working idea. Therefore, when you plan to work out next time, do not forget wearing your Motiv Ring.

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​Apple iPhone X Review: Jaw-Dropping Features

Posted on 02 November 2017

The Apple X or the Apple iPhone 10 is here! What a fantastic and mind boggling way to commemorate ten year of Apple’s ingenuity and innovation in the tech industry. With jaw-dropping features including face-recognition, it is safe to say that the iPhone X is Apple’s greatest creation so far.

Bezel-less Display

Apple has been focusing on designing a “bezel-less” display for quite some time. The idea behind a designing bezel-less smartphone is to reduce edges and let the user enjoy an all-screen experience immersing yourself in true HD quality.

Introducing OLED technology for the first time in any Apple smartphone, the iPhone X has a 5.8-inch screen with 2,436 x 1,125-pixel resolution (458 pixels per inch) with true color.

Exceptional camera

The camera is no doubt amazing, but the design and features is somewhat similar to another flagship Apple phone – the iPhone 8 Plus. The iPhone X features a wide-angle lens, 12-MP camera with f/1.8 aperture. But its telephoto 12 MP lens is designed to produce f/2.4 aperture as compared to f/2.8, which is what the iPhone 8 Plus has. The camera also has optical image stabilization similar to the 8 Plus. The feature will help you take more stable and motionless pictures when you zoom into your object.

Face ID – hallmark

The Face ID feature was making headlines since the day it was announced. It serves as a hallmark for the iPhone X. It could be troublesome as it has replaced Touch ID entirely. You are now only required to look at the phone and it unlocks.

Face ID is indeed an innovative and futuristic feature; however, it is not as reliable and quick as Touch ID. For example, it may fail to recognize your face at first then force to try again or enter a PIN code. The function does not stop here as even after face recognition, you still have to swipe up from the bottom to access the home screen – while it was supposed to take you there after face recognition.

Final Verdict

With an assortment of powerful features, there is no doubt the iPhone X will set a new benchmark when it comes to smartphone development. However, it is important to realize that the phone costs about a $1,000.

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​Apple AirPods Review: Wireless and Effortless

Posted on 17 October 2017

After much debut and criticism from the public and fans, Apple’s infamous wireless AirPods are finally here. Announced during the revealing of iPhone 7, they are wireless earphones which connect with Bluetooth and specially made for iPhone 7 since it does not have 3.5mm audio jack.


Apple AirPods design is basic and takes much of its liking from its predecessors. Honestly speaking they look the same with only one exception that there is no wire. We liked how clean the design is but overall we didn’t like the fit and comfort. Even though it fit me well, it didn’t fit properly in the ears of my colleagues when we were testing them. Apple has not included ear tips in AirPods, and we still wonder why? The possibility that you may buy it without trying and it will fit in your ear is slim to none. We strongly recommend to try them before you decide on buying them.

What we liked about them is Apple’s use of the W1 chip. It gives a solid Bluetooth connection without any breaks and constant need to reconnect them. Battery life is also very good, with continuous playback, they can last up to 5 hours, and you can charge them quickly. Being the basic earphones, they will not provide you with awesome sound quality. We played a couple of music, and we think that sound quality is good to average. However, the quality remains constant and doesn’t drop due to a strong Bluetooth connection.


Is it worth getting Apple AirPods? If you are looking for awesome sound experience in $150 price tag, then look somewhere else. In this price tag there are several other good options available but if you want earphones to use solely on iPhone 7 then go for it as they are designed to work with Siri and IOS.

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​Apple TV 4K (32GB) Review: Stunning Picture Quality

Posted on 13 October 2017

Apple always comes with gadgets that are revolutionary and have a premium feel. With Amazon TV and Roku dominating the market for 4k/HDR stream boxes, Apple has released its own streaming device that can finally play movies and TV shows in 4k and HDR.


Apple hasn’t really deviated from its original TV design, the new 4K TV looks similar to its predecessor, however, there are slight differences. This model is designed and raised up a bit to expose the air vents, which is what essentially keeps the Apple TV processor cool. It doesn’t come with a USB C port, but instead, Apple chose to go for an HDMI port, an upgraded gigabyte Ethernet jack, and a power outlet. The remote remains similar as well with Siri voice controls, volume controls, play/pause and same motion control capabilities. The only new addition to remote is a ring around menu button, which glows in the dark.

Powered by A10X fusion chips, it makes Apple 4k TV a lot faster and more capable of running huge files. It runs on Apple TV OS, which is far better than what others are offering. The interference is nice and user-friendly however, Apple could have done much better. It comes with 32Gb and 64gb of storage.

Apple now plays movies on HDR and 4k, which offers four times more pixel than 1080p. You can easily see very fine details in movies and TV shows. It supports Dolby Vision and HDR10. Things we loved in Apple 4k TV (32GB) are of course the quality. The colors are much richer now with the good level of depth and clarity. You can point out even the smallest details like hair strands of actors. However, what we didn’t like about Apple 4k content is that it can only be streamed, you can’t download any show or movie and for that.


Is it worth updating to Apple 4k (32GB)? Yes because if you have files downloaded in HD quality, the TV will convert the content to 4K, absolutely free. The processor is powerful to handle large video files, the presentation is smooth and the colors are vibrant. For us, it is must-have upgrade.

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Apple MacBook Pro With Touch Bar

Posted on 03 July 2017

Apple users throughout the world will be digging through savings right now because of the release of the new Apple MacBook Pro 2017, which comes with a Touch Bar. Patience is not really Apple’s strong suit, owing to the fact that the MacBook Pro 2017 came out just seven months after the release of the 2016 edition. This was largely to allow the MacBook to efficiently participate in the struggle for notebook supremacy, performance-wise.

Although the new features provide a better notebook experience, the new, aesthetic design does little to improve performance. Instead, the practical convenience that has been the trademark of Apple products since its inception has been sacrificed in the MacBook Pro 2017 for the elegant design.

o A 2.9GHz Core i7-6820HQ processor.
o 16GB of RAM, which can be upgraded to 32 GB, a feature that was absent in the 2016 edition.
o AMD Radeon Pro 560 graphics chip, which incorporates 4GB of its own RAM.
o 512GB of fast SSD storage
o 15.4-inch screen, almost identical to the one in previous versions of the MacBook.
o A screen resolution of 2,880 x 2,160, not as exciting as the 4K display in other novel notebooks, but still good enough.

A major feature of the MacBook Pro 2017’s aesthetic chic is the Touch Bar, which despite being a major selling point, has failed to impress most users. It houses the Siri button and the Touch ID; however, it really doesn’t do anything special when it comes to practicality, except makes it look worth a thousand dollars more than its predecessor.

The good cancels out the bad when it comes to the MacBook Pro 2017. The extremely flat keyboard is a matter of taste, but the gigantic touchpad, which, by the way, is larger than an iPhone, is highly appealing. The absence of a USB port is absurd and the useless Touch Bar makes you wonder whether they are running out of ideas.

But we must remember that the MacBook is still considered to be the best among high-end laptops, mostly because of its unwavering fan base. All in all, the new MacBook Pro 2017 is a brilliant accessory for professionals in the creative industry.

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Apple AirPods Review: Simplicity and Technology Combined

Posted on 27 January 2017

Wireless, effortless and magical, the Apple AirPods bring users simplicity combined with cutting-edge technology, like never seen before. Connected via Bluetooth, these intelligent air pods connect to each other and then to your device- iPhone, Watch, iPad, or MacBook.

The Apple AirPods comprise of a special chip and software in iOS, which makes their connection with the phone a lot easier. Unlike your normal Bluetooth headphones, these AirPods instantly ask you to connect after you pop open the case. Each AirPod comes with a microphone to allow making calls, and instead of going through the hassle of changing the volume or skipping through tracks, all you need to do is double tap an AirPod and ask Siri.

The quality of the earphones is impressive- they are loud and offer much more clarity of notes. More than that, they are certainly much more dependable as compared to other Bluetooth headphones, courtesy of the Apple chip. Moreover, they stay in the ears pretty well, but are not fit for running and sports. You can make it around 50 m from your phone before the signals finally start to trip. This means you can enjoy your music or carry on with important calls even when your phone is on charge. You do not have to manually turn on or off the AirPods: all you need to do is just open the case and put them in your ears.

The Apple AirPods come equipped with a voice accelerometer, which identifies when you are talking on the phone and thus cancels out any external noise, allowing you to perfectly focus on your voice. The case that comes along with the AirPods is also a charging port, which gives you over 24 hours of listening time. Charging them for a quick 15 minutes can easily give you 3 hours of music jamming. For checking the battery status, hold the pods next to the phone and inquire Siri.

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A Review on the Apple MacBook Air

Posted on 19 August 2016

The MacBook Air is one of Apple’s finest creations that literally forced competitors to create an entirely new class of laptop. The ultraportable laptop offers exceptional durability, reliability, and performance and comes equipped with a faster flash storage and 5th-Generation processor that makes it easy and fast to use. Look below to learn more about the laptop:

Design and Build
In terms of design, the MacBook Air has not undergone significant changes. The chassis is pretty much the same, but Apple has added a new aluminum shell that is as thin (17mm) and light as ever (1.4kg), which contributes to the excellent portability. However, this does not mean the laptop is not durable. Although designed to take up little space, the MacBook Air proves to be strong in build and genuinely attractive. Keyboard has not changed and typing on the Air remains incredibly convenient and comfort.

Performance and Specs
For the latest MacBook Air, Apple has equipped the laptop with a Dual-core 1.6GHz Intel Core i5-5250U processor, 4 GB DDR3 RAM, and an Intel HD Graphics 6000 card. The specs are perfectly decent, allowing users to easily perform modest tasks like document editing, web browsing, and multi-tasking with a range of tabs open on browsers. Users can even enjoy simply photo or video editing. The Blazing flash storage offers instant startup and shutdown times, while offering fast transfer rates of 358.4 Mbps.

Ports and Battery Life
Unlike the 12-inch MacBook released last year that offered only one USB-C Port, the brand-new 13-inch MacBook Air comes equipped with an SD card Slot, two USB 3.0 ports, and a Thunderbolt 2 port. The battery life of the laptop is also impressive and the MacBook Air can easily last for an epic 14 hours, which is 2 hours longer than Apple’s last year’s Air and battery claim for the new model.

Therefore, if you are looking for a premium laptop that is portable, utilizes an amazing design, and comes equipped with good specifications, the Apple MacBook Air is definitely worth the buy.

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