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Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G Flagship Processor: All you need to know

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The Snapdragon 888 5G by Qualcomm for the mobile platform is official, and it’s the fastest processor ever made by the company. This is the processor that will power most of the flagship devices next year, including the Xiaomi M11 and the Realme Race. The chipmaker Qualcomm said that the Snapdragon 888 offers improved performance for the next generation of high end 5G smartphones.

The launch of the Snapdragon 888 processor comes at a time when consumers are thinking twice about buying premium smartphones due to job losses and uncertainty due to the ongoing pandemic. The company, however, does not believe that the demand for top-level flagship smartphones has dropped. In fact, Qualcomm said that there is a huge demand for high-end smartphones in many parts of the world, including India.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 888

Qualcomm Snapdragon 888

Now that the processor has been officially announced, here are the top five highlights of the latest chipset:

1.  Integrated 5G

The Snapdragon 888 comes with a built-in 5G modem, which is a good thing. Previously, smartphone makers had to use two different chips, which complicated the overall phone design process. Since the mobile chip is integrated with a third-generation X60 5G modem, it is easy to make smartphones. Phone manufacturers had been demanding a single flagship chip that acts as the brain of a smartphone and also connects to 5G, all through a single solution. The integration of the modem within the chip itself results in longer battery life and lowers the cost of smartphones. The 3rd gen onboard X60 5G modem will support both the mmWave and sub-6 GHz spectrum, plus 5G carrier aggregation, multi-SIM, standalone, and non-standalone global connectivity.

2. Powerful and Improved GPU for Gaming

According to Qualcomm, the Snapdragon 888 makes it their chip to use a 5 nm semiconductor manufacturing process. This results in a more powerful chip performance with lesser power consumption. The Snapdragon 888 also has a built-in graphics processor (GPU), the Adreno 660, which the company claims renders graphics 35 percent faster. Also, Qualcomm is betting heavily on gaming on high -end phones that will be powered by the Snapdragon 8 8 8 processor. Qualcomm said the new chip introduces the 3rd generation of its Elite Gaming platform that brings Variable Speed Shading (VRS) to smartphones for the first time. VRS is a technique that brings photographic realism to games. The Snapdragon 888 will also support 4K displays with a refresh rate of up to 144 Hz.

3. Advanced AI Engine

A mobile chip is not enough for performing complicated tasks like image processing or facial recognition. So chipmakers like Qualcomm rely excessively on artificial intelligence (AI) to run photo and video editing applications. The new Snapdragon 888 has a new Hexagon 780 AI processor built into the chip itself, which according to Qualcomm runs 50 percent faster than last year’s AI processors. Thanks to the chip’s reliance on machine learning, the Snapdragon 888 handles 26 trillion operations per second, or TOPS, promising a huge leap in the energy efficiency of AI tasks.

4. Improved Camera Support

Qualcomm is also betting on computational photography to transform mobile phones into a kind of professional cameras. All thanks to the latest ISP, the Snapdragon 888 processor will be able to capture photos at up to 2.7 gigapixels per second, which translates to having an ability to shoot 120 photos per second at 12-megapixel resolution. The camera system actually captures shots at a resolution of up to 200 megapixels, as well as video recording in 8K and 4K. The chip can also record video with HDR, a feature that Apple greatly highlighted with the launch of the iPhone 12 series .

Several OEMs have already announced their commitment to making flagship-level smartphones using the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chip and are expected to be announced in the first quarter of 2021. Unsurprisingly, the Chinese smartphone brands dominate the list of smartphone manufacturers that will use the Snapdragon 888, including OnePlus, Realme, and Xiaomi.

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[Wireless Method] Watch Netflix mobile plan on Laptop, Desktop, TV using Scrcpy

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In a previous article, I shared with you the method or you can say the trick to watch Netflix ₹199 mobile plan on Laptop, Desktop, TV using Scrcpy. But that method required you to keep your PC connected with your phone using a USB data cable while watching or while casting your screen. I know that was a little odd in the WiFi decade.

So here I am back with another method, obviously, a wireless one, to watch Netflix ₹199 mobile plan on Laptop, Desktop, TV using Scrcpy. I know you must be wondering that if the Netflix mobile plan can be cast wirelessly then why did I share a wired method, but wait! let me introduce Netflix to those who have read till here and still wondering what this is all about!

Netflix is a streaming service that allows us to watch a wide variety of award-winning television shows, movies, anime, documentaries, and much more. By paying a monthly subscription fee, we can stream the shows on a wide variety of devices like laptops computers, desktop computers (Windows PC or Mac), mobile phones, etc.

When Netflix launched its services in India. They knew that to compete with Amazon Prime and Disney+ Hotstar, they need to make an affordable plan. So they launched the 199 Indian Rupee Netflix mobile plan that allows subscribers to watch all Netflix content on either phone or a tablet. But the downside of the mobile plan is that you can’t use it on a TV or a computer.

Now coming back to our topic, how to watch Netflix mobile plan on Laptop, Desktop, TV using Scrcpy wirelessly, you must be familiar with the wired method to get the wireless method working. So, please check out the previous article or this YouTube video.

The steps for the wireless method comes into play only after you have successfully connected your phone with your PC using SCRCPy via USB. So, here I am assuming that the Netflix videos are being cast flawlessly on your computer device.

If your answer is yes, then follow the steps mentioned below:

Things you require to use Netflix mobile plan to watch content on Laptop or Desktop wirelessly:

  • Mobile Phone (Most Realme, Oppo, Vivo, and OnePlus devices won’t work but you can try)
  • Active Netflix mobile plan
  • Data cable
  • Laptop, desktop computer (Windows PC or Mac)
  • ADB and Scrcpy software for computer (Download links in this article)
  • Mobile hotspot or Wifi router (UPnP and DMZ enabled)

This video is in the Hindi language, but you can see the steps.

If you have all the prerequisites mentioned above, then you are good to follow the steps mentioned below. You need to follow the mentioned steps after successfully connecting SCRCPY with USB (refer to this article).

  1. Keep your USB connected and launch the scrcpy application to check if it is working properly.
  2. Connect your mobile device to the same Wi-Fi network as your computer.
  3. Get the local IP of your mobile device, in Settings → About phone → Status.

    Mobile device local IP

    Mobile device local IP

  4. Open command prompt as administrator and locate the scrcpy directory. (I have put the scrcpy folder in C drive, you can locate wherever you have put the scrcpy folder on your computer or you can refer to this YouTube video).

    SCRCPY directory in CMD

    SCRCPY directory in CMD

  5. Type adb tcpip 5555 in the cmd, once you are inside the scrcpy directory, to enable ADB over TCP/IP on your device.
  6. Unplug the USB data cable device.
  7. Now type adb connect DEVICE_IP:5555 (replace DEVICE_IP with your local IP – refer step 3).
  8. Type scrcpy -b2 -m1280in cmd.
  9. Badhiya! you have successfully connected your mobile device to watch Netflix mobile plan on PC wirelessly.

Please restart your mobile and computer if you get a device not found error.

Download links for SCRCPY and ADB are in the previous article.

Note: Audio will not be routed to your computer. You can hear the audio directly on your phone speakers, else you can connect a sound system or a pair of headphones to your phone using Bluetooth or a 3.5mm jack. To watch on your TV, kindly connect your TV to your computer using an HDMI cable or Wireless Projection feature. 

Scrcpy Credits: Github and XDA Developers

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[Working] How to use Netflix mobile plan to watch on Laptop, Desktop, TV

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[Working] How to use Netflix mobile plan to watch on Laptop, Desktop, TV

Netflix is a streaming service that allows us to watch a wide variety of award-winning television shows, movies, anime, documentaries, and much more. By paying a monthly subscription fee, we can stream the shows on a wide variety of devices like laptops computers, desktop computers (Windows PC or Mac), mobile phones, etc.

When Netflix launched its services in India. They knew that to compete with Amazon Prime and Disney+ Hotstar, they need to make an affordable plan. So they launched the 199 Indian Rupee Netflix mobile plan that allows subscribers to watch all Netflix content on either phone or a tablet.

But the downside of the mobile plan is that you can’t use it on a TV or a computer. If you have a Netflix mobile plan and you are curious about How to use Netflix mobile plan to watch on Laptop, Desktop, PC, or even on your TV then you are at the right place.

Many people suggest using Bluestacks or other emulators but those tricks are not working anymore. But here, I have shared a 100% working method to use Netflix mobile plan to watch content on Laptop, Desktop(PC or Mac), or TV. If you read and follow every step of this article carefully, then you don’t need to make another search anywhere about this.

Note: This video is in the Hindi language.

Things you require to use Netflix mobile plan to watch content on Laptop or Desktop:

  • Mobile Phone
  • Active Netflix mobile plan
  • Data cable
  • Laptop, desktop computer (Windows PC or Mac)
  • ADB and Scrcpy software for computer (Download links below)

If you have all the prerequisites mentioned above, then you are good to follow the steps mentioned below. You need to follow the mentioned steps on your phone as well as your computer.

On your phone

Steps to follow on mobile

Steps to follow on mobile

  1. Open Settings on your Android phone and select the about phone option.
  2. Look for the Build number and tap on it six to eight times. Enter your Pin or passcode if you have set one, then a message “You are now a developer”.will appear.
  3. Go back to settings and look for a new menu item “Developer options”. You can find it on the main settings menu or inside the system settings.
  4. Open developer options and look for USB debugging and enable it.

On your Computer

  1. Download the ADB and Scrcpy software and extract them using WinRAR.

    Step 1 on Computer

    Step 1 on Computer

  2. Run the ADB setup and input ‘Y’ then press enter inside the ADB setup window. You need to input ‘Y’ three times unless you get the message “All done”.
  3. Connect your phone to your computer with the USB cable, select transfer files or FTP mode, and let the drivers install automatically(if any).
  4. Now run the scrcpy application as shown in the image.
  5.  A dialog box will appear on your phone asking permission to allow USB debugging. Select “always allow” and click OK.
  6. Close the scrcpy application on your computer and run it again.
  7. If you have done everything correctly, then you’ll see your mobile phone screen appear on your computer.
  8. Launch the Netflix app on your phone, play something, watch the magic happen.
  9. Hurray! now you can use your Netflix mobile plan to watch shows on your Laptop or desktop computer.

Note: Audio will not be routed to your computer. You can hear the audio directly on your phone speakers, else you can connect a sound system or a pair of headphones to your phone using Bluetooth or a 3.5mm jack. To watch on your TV, kindly connect your TV to your computer using an HDMI cable or Wireless Projection feature. 

Wireless method to watch Netflix mobile plan on Laptop, Desktop, PC, TV please refer to this article.

Google Drive Download link for Windows 64Bit: DOWNLOAD | Password: openit

If you are getting a black screen problem then please try the older version of SCRCPY below.

Scrcpy old version download link for Windows 64Bit: DOWNLOAD | Password: openit

Scrcpy 32Bit version download link for Windows 32Bit: DOWNLOAD | Password: openit

We’ll be adding a download link for Mac soon.

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Paypal to shut down services within India: All you need to know

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Digital payment solutions provider Paypal will shut down its domestic payments business within India from April 1. The company will instead focus more on the international payments business. which means global customers will still be able to pay Indian merchants using Paypal.

“We will continue to invest in product development that enables Indian businesses to reach nearly 350 million PayPal consumers worldwide, increase their sales internationally, and help the Indian economy return to growth,” a PayPal spokesperson said in a statement.

“From April 1, 2021, we will focus all our attention on enabling more international sales for Indian businesses, and shift focus away from our domestic products in India,” the spokesperson added.

“This means we will no longer offer domestic payment services within India from 1 April.”

PayPal was one of the payment options on many Indian online platforms like Swiggy, MakeMyTrip, BookMyShow, etc.

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