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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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[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.

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. 

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

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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Free screen replacement for Apple iPhone 11 users: All you need to know

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There is some good news for Apple users who are experiencing touchscreen issues in their iPhone 11. The company has said that users having such problems can now get a free screen replacement from Apple.

Apple has acknowledged that a number of iPhone 11 sets, manufactured between November 2019 to May 2020 may face touchscreen issues. The company stated that a number of iPhone 11 displays, “may stop responding to touch due to an issue with the display module.” And because of this, the company is offering free service to eligible customers.

The company has put up a support page on its website to help affected customers find out if they are eligible for a replacement. It has been given the name, ‘iPhone 11 Display Module Replacement Program for Touch Issues’.

Apple states that the issue is being caused by a problem with the display module. However, it did not reveal the exact problem with the display module that is causing the issue.

Are you eligible for the free screen replacement?

– To check if your iPhone 11 is eligible for a display replacement, you simply have to enter your phone’s serial number on the dedicated support page. The website will then check its database and see if your iPhone’s serial number matches its replacement list or not.

– To check for your iPhone 11’s serial number head into the Settings panel, then open the General tab and tap About.

– If you are eligible for a free service, you will be required to take your device to an Apple Authorized Service Provider and submit your device for repair.

– The company states that it will limit the repair program to the original region of purchase and that it will not extend the standard warranty coverage of the device.

– Apple recommends its users to take a backup of their data before going to get the issue fixed.

– It also states that if the display is cracked, users will first have to get it repaired before submitting the phone to get the touchscreen issue fixed.

Like most Apple service programs, the iPhone 11 plan does not extend standard warranty coverage and covers affected devices for two years after the first retail purchase. If any users had been experiencing touchscreen issues and had their displays fixed before the company rolled out the program, are eligible to get a refund. For the refund, the users can get in touch with Apple directly from its support page.

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