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Could GTA 6 be Priced at $80 on PS5 and Xbox Series X?

Microsoft and Sony are busy flexing their muscles. A common rumor floating around is that AAA titles like GTA 6, Cyberpunk 2077 and possibly Red Dead Redemption 3 could all witness an increased price in the next two years.

While none of these games have a confirmed release date yet with plenty of delays or still in the production stage, it is not easy to pass along this rumor. After all, when we dig deep into the history it looks like nearly two or three decades ago, games on Sega and Nintendo cost $60 or even $70. Some of the indie titles of the era were priced lower at $40 as the launch price.

Moving Towards a Subscription Model

Sony’s announcement of GTA 5 on PlayStation 5 console was a huge disappointment for many fans but there is a huge user base for the game. The improved graphics and better support for GTA Online will also make this game more popular than any other title that has managed to accomplish in the past years.

Also Read: iPhone 12 Rumors, Leaks and Speculated Features So Far

A kind of confirmed information that we have at this point is the availability of a standalone GTA Online game set for 2022. While it is unclear whether it will still use the GTA 5 engine or will it move on to Grand Theft Auto 6 new engine, this will definitely make players come together on all platforms at once.

Cross-platform is more prevalent now than ever. Call of Duty Warzone is one of the best and most compelling titles that made players enjoy the game on PC, PS4 and Xbox One at once. It even allowed players to connect a keyboard and mouse to a console so that they could enjoy seamless gameplay experience.

Increasing the Cost to $80

The subscription model is a huge success for Microsoft’s Xbox Game Pass. GTA 6 is a multi-platform title but Xbox received GTA 5 as well as Red Dead Redemption 2 on their subscription model. It indicates that companies may want to add more value to the monthly subscription price which also indicates the decision to increase the price of AAA titles to $80 per piece.

After all, people who are planning to spend half of their life in a game wouldn’t mind spending it while the rest should opt for a subscription model on PC or Xbox One. That leaves Sony’s PS5 owners in the lurch but it won’t be long before a solution arrives as we know GTA VI is not going to be available on any platform at least until 2021 or maybe even later.

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Top 5 Netflix Movies to Watch in 2020

Netflix, the American media service provider and a production company, has changed the kind of programs people watch these days. We no longer sit right in front of our television sets watching our favorite TV serials or films.  There are so many original Netflix series and Netflix shows available for people to binge-watch right from the comfort of their couch. Netflix allows viewers to find any movie of any genre in any language across the world.

Here are the top 5 Netflix Movies to watch in 2020 (not listed in any specific order).

#5: The Social Network

The Social Network is one of the best Netflix movies to watch in 2020 and is a masterpiece. Director David Fincher reminds people that this movie was made way far ahead of its time and even after 10 years of its release people are welcoming it with open arms. The name “The Social Network” somewhat coincides with Facebook. The castings of the movie were very popular ranging from Jesse Eisenberg, Justin Timberlake, Rashida Jones, Armie Hammer, Rooney Mara, Max Minghella and Andrew Garfield. The fabulous partnership of the duo, Aaron Sorkin’s screenplay and fantastic direction by David Fincher has made this film a flawless piece of work.

#4: The Gift

The Gift is a psychological thriller movie for the adults, where Joel Edgerton has played 3 roles. Joel Edgerton has not only been the writer and director of this movie but also played as a co-star who portrays Jason Bateman’s past character and confronts when the main characters – the married couple (Jason Bateman and Rebecca Hall) move to Los Angeles in the United States. The film has many clever twists. With top-class performances, this movie will deeply engage the viewers and not give a chance even to turn your head for a second. This movie is much better than many Netflix shows available out there.

#3: Goodfellas

Based on true events, the film Goodfellas tells us a story about the rise and fall of a mob associate by the name of Henry Hill, the role played by Ray Liotta. It displayed his life of crime since his childhood days during the 1980s.  This movie is one of the masterpieces of the filmmaker Martin Scorsese. The screenplay is shared between the filmmaker Martin Scorsese as well as Nicholas Pileggi. The soundtrack is simply awesome and the performance of Joe Pesci is just incredible.

#2: National Treasure

Nicolas Cage is one of the most popular action stars of the Hollywood film industry. In the movie National Treasure, Nicolas Cage plays the role of an American historian who is also a treasure hunter. He makes his way up a series of unfortunate events and unknowingly steals the Declaration of Independence, which happens to be the secret treasure map. This movie is especially for adventure lovers. Unlike National Treasure, you won’t find a better team of star casts in a Netflix original movie. Nicolas Cage, Diane Kruger, Justin Bartha, Sean Bean, Jon Voight, Harvey Keitel, and Christopher Plummer have performed together in this amazing movie. The film direction by Jon Turteltaub is simply awesome.

#1: Minority Report

Steven Spielberg’s Minority Report is a thriller film of sci-fiction genre listed on the Netflix platform and was produced way back in the year 2002. In this movie, Tom Cruise plays the Supreme Commander of the Washington D.C.’s police department unit called PreCrime whose primary task is to predict crimes using three “precogs” before they happen in the real world. Other star casts of the film include Samantha Morton, Colin Farrell, and Max von Sydow. The screenplay is well crafted by the popular writers Scott Frank and Jon Cohen.

Apart from these world-famous movies, you may also check out the hundreds of popular Netflix original movies available on the platform. Depending on your interest, you can choose a genre and find the best Netflix movie in that genre and watch it.

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[Updated:] Samsung Galaxy S11: Specs, Updates, Leaks, Rumors, Camera, Release Date, Battery, Pricing and More

Samsung is continuously delighting its customers with astonishing Galaxy innovations.

Samsung’s 2019 models namely Galaxy S10 and Galaxy Note 10 have attracted almost all smartphone users. Samsung is all set to launch its next S-series phone, namely Samsung Galaxy S11, in 2020. 

For the latest Galaxy S11 leaks, updates and rumors, keep watching this space.

[Update: Dec 20, 2019]

There have been quite a few updates since we last edited this post. Let’s check them out one by one.

Galaxy S11 Trio: 48MP Telephoto Camera Lens

The latest leaked render of S11 Plus phone shows a triple camera setup which looks like it includes a periscope lens in it. Yet again, it’s from the same Twitter source and the tweet claims the presence of ultra wide-angle lens, main camera and periscope zoom lens.

 

Samsung Galaxy S11 Series Release Date

Reliable leaker Ice Universe has once again shared a rumor on his Twitter page, which is about the release date of the S11 series phones. The date is supposedly set on February 18, 2020 in San Francisco, USA. On the same day, Samsung will also be releasing a Clamshell foldable phone, which could be the Galaxy Fold 2.

Galaxy S11 Photo Leak:

Low-resolution images of the alleged Galaxy S11 phone have leaked. Interestingly, the camera module matches the prototype design renders of the phone released recently, which leads us to assume whether this could be the real Galaxy S11 image.

[Update: Dec 9, 2019]

Reliable Samsung insider Ice Universe tweeted that Samsung Galaxy S11 Plus will use the 1/1.3-inch 108MP custom sensor that is exclusively developed by Samsung. This sensor is supposedly much better in terms of quality to ISOCELL Bright HMX. However, this sensor is quite costly and this may be fit only in the higher S11 variant, namely Galaxy S11+.

[Update: Dec 8, 2019]

During the last week of November, we saw a few developments and leaks on all three phones in the Galaxy S11 series. We saw leaked Galaxy S11 case renders and also the cases of Galaxy S11e and S11+. Onleaks revealed 360-degree renders of both Galaxy S11e and Galaxy S11, just a few days after he released Galaxy S11 Plus renders. This has given us clear idea about the smartphone’s looks and design. Let’s check out the other details revealed!

Galaxy S11 Battery Leaked:

The batteries of Samsung Galaxy S11 and Galaxy S11 Plus phones were leaked via South Korea’s SafetyKorea website. The leak revealed the capacity of the batteries that will be fitted on the phones.

Samsung Galaxy S11e battery model number: EB-BG980ABY. Rated capacity: 3730 mAh

Samsung Galaxy S11 Plus battery model number: EB-BG988ABY. Rated capacity: 4855 mAh. Typical capacity: 5000 mAh

Galaxy S11 Camera Quality and Processor:

Another report from a reliable Samsung source indicated that the Galaxy S11 phone will be able to capture 8K video and this feature will be part of all three Galaxy S11 devices. The processor to be used in the phone is Samsung’s in-house Exynos 990 SoC which supports recording 8K videos at 30fps speed. However, Samsung will release its devices with Exynos chipset only in a few regions like China. For the United States and other countries, the processor will be Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 865 SoC.

Samsung will include the 108MP sensor which was present in Xiaomi’s CC9 Pro. With this sensor, Samsung will likely compete with the camera quality of the latest iPhones. This is a major change in the new Galaxy lineup to be released in 2020. The rear camera setup will also include an ultrawide sensor and Time-of-Flight sensor.

Galaxy S11 Screen Protector:

Here’s the leaked screen protector of Samsung Galaxy S11 phone. There is a tiny punch-hole at the center of the screen and very tiny bezels surrounding the display on all sides.

[Update: Nov 28, 2019]

Two important updates on Galaxy S11 smartphones have come up.

Galaxy S11 5G Geekbench listing:

The first is the Geekbench listing of the Galaxy S11 5G variant with model number SM-G986B, which seems to be one of the many model variants of Galaxy S11. The Geekbench listing has showed that the phone will ship with Android 10 OS, have 12GB RAM capacity and that the processor will be Exynos 9830 SoC, which is nothing but the Exynos 990 SoC which runs with a clock speed of 1.95Ghz.

The phone will be released in the US with Snapdragon 865 SoC, which is the latest processor from Qualcomm. The phone has scored very low points in Geekbench test though! Single core score of 427 and multi core socre of 2326 isn’t impressive at all!

Galaxy S11 Plus Renders:

Fresh render images of the Galaxy S11 phone have been leaked by the tipster Onleaks. He has released 360-degree video of the phone along with some CAD renders showing both the front and the rear side. The images clearly show the design of the phone and also the camera placement.

Here are the rendered images of Galaxy S11 Plus phone, as well as the 360-degree video.

[Update: Nov 27, 2019]

Galaxy S11 5G charging speed:

The Galaxy S11 5G variant with model number SM-G9860 was found in China’s CCC certification website. It revealed that the phone will support 25W fast charging. This is considered to be a bit of disappointment because Galaxy Note 10 already offers 45W charging speed. However, 25W charger in Galaxy S11 is considerably better than Galaxy S10 which came with just 15W charger.

Galaxy S11 Screen Refresh rate:

This is one of the most important feature of the upcoming S11 phone that has been leaked in a tweet by the popular tipster Ice Universe. The newly released OneUI beta for Galaxy Note 9 phone offers choices to users to switch between 60Hz and 120Hz. Users can also enable the option to automatically switch between the two refresh rates.

[Update: Nov 23, 2019] 

Galaxy S11 is expected to have a small bezel around its edges but future models in the ‘S’ series may not have any edges. Touch controls might be placed on the side panels.

According to leaks from China, Galaxy S11 is pretty much all set to feature the latest and upcoming Qualcomm processor Snapdragon 865 SoC.

Samsung Galaxy S11 camera is likely to have 108MP sensor as its primary sensor and it will come with 8K vido recording capabilities and several new photo and video modes.

Galaxy S11 battery capacity is expected to be 5000 mAh on the S11+ variant and 4000 mAh on the S11e variant.

[Original: Nov 18, 2019]

After the successful release of Samsung Galaxy S10 early this year in the month of March, Samsung tasted success again with its Galaxy Note 10 phones in August 2019. Galaxy S11 is being planned for launch in February/March 2020. Samsung’s forthcoming Galaxy series will be the perfect treat even for the most sophisticated smartphone users.

What are the different Galaxy S11 model variants?

First, let us reiterate the fact that the upcoming Galaxy S11 series of phones will have a minimum of 5 variants, including both 4G and 5G models. 

The monikers that are expected are – 

  • Samsung Galaxy S11e
  • Samsung Galaxy S11
  • Samsung Galaxy S11 5G
  • Samsung Galaxy S11 Plus
  • Samsung Galaxy S11+ 5G

Confirmed Specs and Features of Galaxy S11

Samsung Galaxy S11 rumors have been doing the rounds ever since Galaxy Note 10 was released. In fact, some information is already believed to be true because they have come from reliable sources and we even know the real model numbers of the phones along with the codenames. Let us now take a look at Samsung Galaxy S11 specs and key features.

Galaxy S11 Codename

According to the well-known leakster Ice Universe, Samsung Galaxy S11 is codenamed as “Picasso” and it will come with great camera improvements. We’d expect the Galaxy S11 to run on One UI 2.1 based Android Q.

S11 Model numbers

The various model numbers of the S11 series of phones are –

  • SM-G980
  • SM-G981
  • SM-G985
  • SM-G986
  • SM-G988

SM-G980 and SM-G985 are likely the 4G model variants in the S11 series whereas SM-G981, SM-G986 and SM-G988 are the 5G Galaxy S11 variants.

Screen Size

The following are the screen sizes of the S11 series phones and were confirmed by the reputed leaker Evan Blass

  • Galaxy S11e – 6.2 or 6.4 inches
  • Galaxy S11 – 6.7 inches
  • Galaxy S11 Plus – 6.9 inches

Battery

A Korean certification listing was found recently for the battery of the Galaxy S11e phone. The battery model number read SM-BG980ABY and it has a capacity of 3730 mAh. With the advanced processor in place, we can expect that this battery would be more than enough for the S11e model. The other variants including S11 and S11 plus phones can be expected to have batteries up to 4500 mAh.

What features will Samsung Galaxy S11 have?

Samsung Galaxy S11 phones will have the powerful Snapdragon 865 processor and we would expect them to run on Samsung’s own Exynos 9830 chips as well. 

Users will have an exceptional experience of the Galaxy S11as some models will be 5G enabled as well. The two variants of Snapdragon 865 modem are Kona + Huracan and they will support LPDDR5X memory and UFS 3.0.

Undoubtedly, we would expect the Samsung Galaxy S11 to have better features than both Galaxy S10 and Note 10 as well. However, Samsung’s recent Note 10 models don’t have the headphone jack present in it so we are not sure if it will be present in Galaxy S11. 

Samsung is apparently planning to offer ‘e’ variant once again. Budget constrained users who would want to save a few dollars will be opting for the ‘e’ variant of the S11 series, which will be the base 4G variant.

Samsung Galaxy S11 will bring an under-display camera and 8GB, 10GB and 12GB RAM variants in the phones. Possibly, Samsung Galaxy S11 series will come with the 108-megapixel primary camera sensor on the rear, which could mean much higher resolution than the latest Galaxy models.

Rumors about the real moniker

Rumors have been around suggesting that Samsung would ignore the numeric naming system and will name its next model as Samsung Galaxy S (2020). There have been reports of Samsung allegedly planning to merge both ‘S’ and ‘Note’ series phones and offer a new phone in 2020. There are no official confirmations of any of these Galaxy S11 leaks or rumors from the company yet. We’ll have to wait to see what Samsung would call its next flagship until it arrives. 

What is the Samsung Galaxy S11 Release Date?

As is the norm with Samsung, we can expect Samsung to launch its next model in an “Unpacked Press Conference” ahead of MWC, around 24-27 February 2020

The Galaxy S11 will be available for pre-order ahead of its official launch and it’s expected to come in multiple color variants including Silver, Dark Blue, Grey, Pink and Midnight Black. 

Samsung Galaxy S11 Pricing

Samsung Galaxy S11 will be available in both online and offline stores after its initial release. Those who are eagerly waiting for the release of the powerful Samsung’s next line of premium smartphones could pre-book in advance. 

The Galaxy S11 will definitely cost slightly higher than the Galaxy S10 phone and the pricing (unconfirmed, as of now) is expected to start from $899 / £699 / AU$1,349. 

Though the S11 phones will offer numerous perks, the higher end S11 and S11 Plus would be quite costly, to be honest. One can expect similar spec offerings from the likes of Xiaomi, Oppo and OnePlus a few months down the line, for almost half the price of these Galaxy S11 phones. 

Stay tuned for more updates and confirmed news about Samsung Galaxy S11.

LG Ready to Slim Down Laptops and Smartphones with AIT Touchscreen Panels

While there is no immediate remedy for the draining battery issues, manufacturers are now focusing on making electronic devices slimmer and sharper with increased resolution.

Boosting the claim, LG has confirmed in a recent press release that they are ready to launch an all new type of display panel in the third quarter of 2015. The company has named the new technology as Advanced In-Cell Touch shortly known as the AIT panels.

One of the biggest reasons that most touchscreen displays including those found in smartphones and tablets are thick is that there is a LCD panel which is covered with a layer on top of it. It adds up to the width which LG aims to remove with their new AIT panel. These panels are powered by sensors that are directly integrated into the LCD screen, making them slimmer, which obviously leads to lightweight laptops, monitors and other types of displays.

According to LG, the new technology will enable manufacturers to shave at least 1 millimeter thickness off any display and it also reduces the weight by 200 grams. The contrast and brightness levels will be much higher because there are no additional layers on top of the LCD to block them.

To start with, the manufacturer will be shipping those screens for notebooks that have 15.6-inch and 14-inch displays. Apart from making them slimmer, LG AIT panels are also optimized to be the best touch friendly devices so that they seamlessly work when paired with the upcoming Windows 10 operating system.

“With AIT technology, the notebook market will witness a new lease of life with better touch support and thinner design, making it easier to carry them. LG displays have always been the pioneers of latest technology by introducing products with QHD resolution and those that support pen touch. We expect the demand for AIT to soar as soon as the first line up of products hit the market,” said Vice President and Head of Mobile Group, Byeong Koo Kim.

With the advent of tablets and smartphones, desktop PCs and notebooks witnessed a strong slump in the past few years but recent statistics show that people are looking forward to switching back to productive computing devices. By 2019, the laptop and PC market will witness at least 30 percent of growth in sales. A thin display and lightweight build could further boost its reach in the future.

How to Activate WhatsApp Free Voice Calling Feature in 5 Easy Steps? It Works, Finally!

Have you been waiting to activate and use the free WhatsApp calling feature in your Android smartphone?

Well, here’s a step by step guide to make it work.

The developers have once again opened the beta program so that you could test the voice calling feature in Whatsapp. All you need to  do is follow these simple steps.

 

1. Check the version number of your WhatsApp. Go to Settings -> Help -> About.

2. You need to be running version 2.11.561 or higher to use this feature. If your version is an older one, you need to update the app from the Google Play Store.

3. Open the Play Store app, type ‘WhatsApp Messenger’ in the search box, select the app and click on ‘Update’.

4. Go back to your app and check the version number again. Follow Step 1.

You’re just one step away from experiencing the feature!

How to Make or Receive Voice Calls in WhatsApp?

Once you have the latest version installed on your smartphone, anyone who has the voice calling activated should make a call to you. As soon as you receive the first incoming call, your WhatsApp user interface will change and a call icon will be added to your dashboard.

The easiest way to activate is to ask your friends who have this feature to call you via WhatsApp.

If you’re too embarrassed to ask someone to call you, you can also find users who are ready to call and activate voice calling for you here in this forum – http://www.reddit.com/r/whatsapp.

Try it out, have fun and spread the word!

Useful Pieces of Technology to Help You Keep Track Of Your Personal Finances

Making money is difficult, but spending it is often far too easy–and that’s not a good thing. Considering how important money is in the world that we live in, it’s simply unwise to blow it recklessly on things that aren’t absolute necessities. Unfortunately, many people have trouble with managing their personal finances because they don’t pay attention to details. Keeping track of this and that here and there is too much work for some, so it’s worth looking at this list of convenient financial technologies to keep our bank accounts in the positive.

Check.me

This useful app helps users keep track of their payments. While it’s not the most comprehensive money management tool out there, Check.me works great as a constant reminder of the bills that you have to pay in the near future and offers suggestions for how you can do so. Basically, the app will keep you updated on what needs to be paid, whether it’s a credit card, utility bill, or charity donation, and gives you ways to fix the problem as soon as possible if you’re late on payments. As a free app, Check.me is definitely worth checking out, and it is available online or as a download for iOS and Android.

Mint.com

Mint.com is an awesome personal finance site, and there is also a free smartphone app that you can download for major operating systems. This money management software is perfect for those who want to monitor their spending down to the smallest detail because it links all your bank accounts–whether it be checking, savings, credit card, investment, retirement, or others–to provide you with real-time statistics on your spending habits. You’ll be able to view account balances along with spending numbers that are separated into different categories such as dining expenses, mortgage/rent, or recreational expenses. No matter how you choose to burn through your earnings, Mint will show you exactly how you did it.

Doxo

This service is similar to Check.me in the way that it allows you to access all of your online statements using a single program. By connecting to all your service providers, Doxo displays all your bills on a single screen and makes checking up on your financial responsibilities quick and painless. This app is also free to download, so don’t hesitate to add it to your arsenal of management tools.

YNAB

YNAB is an acronym for You Need A Budget, and it’s an innovative app that aims to teach users, using videos and tutorials, why they need to have a budget. Although YNAB will allow you to manage all of your finances, there is no syncing option to connect to your accounts, which means that you’re required to enter everything into the program yourself. This aspect is a bit disappointing, but the focus of YNAB is to inform people of budgeting tips and tricks. TopTenReviews.com rated the app as the third best personal finance software for the coming year, even with its price tag of $60.

Gathering receipts isn’t the most efficient way to record your spending. Its 2014, so you should be taking advantage of advanced software and hardware to aid you with managing your personal finances. You won’t even need to spend a penny in order to obtain some of the most effective budgeting software available. Talk about a bargain.

Sarah has decided to really lockdown on her finances, and is documenting the best techniques in doing so. She recommends Francis Clark Financial Planning for those looking for expert financial advice.

Best Tech Gadgets for Home and Family – For Today and Tomorrow

Technology adds a lot of convenience to our daily lives. People love saying that technology makes us lazy, but it can also do a lot to keep your family safe and entertained. Here a few imaginative options for the whole family to take part in.

Tablets

Tablets are useful for a variety of reasons. Having a tablet for the family is an absolute must, and everyone in the household can have a different use for it. Some may use it to read books, while another person can use it to watch TV shows. Students can use it to do homework, and others can use it to read newspapers. Majority of the people use it to surf the web while the home computer is in use. There are many different apps that can make your lives easier. Google Now is a helpful study tool, and the Weather app is a great way for everyone to quickly check the forecast. A tablet can serve a ton of different functions for your family.

NetFlix + Chromecast

NetFlix is probably going to be the most useful app for your family. Forget cable TV, there is always something to watch on NetFlix, though you may want to prepare for arguments over what to watch. The best thing about Chromecast is that it can be streamed from your tablet, smartphone, or PC to your HDTV! Now your entire family can enjoy various TV shows and movies on NetFlix in full HD.

Playstation 4 + PS Eye

A lot people continue to think that videogame consoles are for kids. However, the brand new Playstation 4 can be a huge benefit for the entire family. It can be used as a dedicated Blu Ray player, and it is another device that is capable of streaming NetFlix. So your family will be able to use the tablet or Playstation to watch TV and movies on the big screen. There are also a ton of family friendly videogames that are available for the system. When you invest in the PS Eye, it comes with a bunch of mini games that are fun for the entire family.

iRobot Vacuum

Sick of constant cleaning? If so, this little guy is a must. The iRobot vacuum is an autonomous robot that goes along the floor, picking up crumbs and dust. This guy will save a lot of time on cleaning the floor. This helps you do small jobs automatically so you have more time to spend with your family!

Vivint Home Automation

We have smartphones, Smart TVs, smartcars, and now we’re being introduced to the concept of smarthomes. Home automation allows members of the household to remotely control a variety of things like the locks, the lights, wireless communication, and many other aspects of the house. Vivint is a leader in home security systems, and can be a big help to you and your family. These systems now include video surveillance, detects intrusions, fires, and thefts. All in all, this is the perfect mixture of convenience and safety.

There are many ways that technology has made our lives easier and safer. As technology continues to progress, there will be many more useful inventions that make our daily lives better.

How Do Digital Cameras Help in Taking Great Panoramic Pictures?

There is a certain trick in taking panoramic pictures that excites the professional photographers who enjoy taking wide angle shots. These kinds of wide angle pictures can cover the 360 degree views. More often than not, these kinds of extreme shots are taken from the top of a tall building like a skyscraper or from a helicopter or from any point that is high enough, and then stitched together using a professional photo stitching software.

Wide Angle Shots with Your Digital Camera

Most of the new digital cameras today come with a dedicated mode for panoramic shots and in fact some of the smartphones also have the panorama feature. One cannot precisely define what these kinds of wide angle shots are all about. Many would just define it is a photo taken with a wider angle but one can quantify the term “wide” here. One can say that the angle is wide enough to be not seen by our naked eyes. With the help of special lenses such wide angle shots can be taken with one click but of course this technique doesn’t hold true for all degrees of wideness. For example, a 360 degree shot can’t be taken with just one click.

Creating a Panoramic Photo by Stitching Several Photos

Many professionals also create these panoramic pictures by attaching a series of separately captured pictures. This process is called as ‘Stitching’, which earlier used to be a very tricky process. Today, with the advancements in software, stitching different pictures has become quite easy. Some of the feature-rich Panorama software programs like Panorama Maker have made life easier for professional photographers who love to create panoramic views.

Panorama software programs like Arcsoft panorama maker come with easy-to-use tools and a very intriguing interface that makes everything a cake-walk. They not only help in capturing wide angle views or landscapes, but are equally efficient in taking pictures of huge objects that cannot be otherwise shot due to closeness with the object. For example, if a photographer is standing very close to a tower, it can get difficult to take the shot of the tall tower, but with the help of panoramic mode, a couple of shots can be taken to make a final panoramic view of the tall tower.

Tricks of Taking Panoramic Shots

Most of the modern digital cameras come with panoramic mode with which, the lens of the camera is optimized for a wide angle shot to be taken. But, the functionality is not just limited to the settings of different optical parameters but these cameras also offer features that help the photographers to capture the series of pictures with ease and stitch them seamlessly after that.

Usually when a camera is switched to panoramic mode, the photographer is prompted to choose between vertical and horizontal mode. You also have the choice to go for the combination of both.

Once the desired panoramic mode is selected the camera allows you to start taking shots. Usually on the LCD screen you can see the photo you recently took and the one you are taking right now. This helps in complementing your older picture with the one you are shooting at the moment. You can smartly overlap the new picture with the older, which helps in stitching of the photos and making a good panoramic photo at the end.

Why Will Windows 8 work in the Coming Age of Technology?

The Windows 8 OS from Microsoft is its way of reinventing itself for the age of mobility and the new age of technology and offers a next generating operating system. The Windows 8 OS will work just as well in the coming age. Windows 8 Operating system is the new operating system from Microsoft and can be considered as the biggest user interface of Windows.

Aiding Big Businesses

It can be quite advantageous for big businesses to upgrade to Windows 8, as they can get a wider range of apps and services to choose from. Technology is also getting more affordable, making it all the more profitable for big businesses to make use of such options. Additionally, the cost of high speed networking is also reducing; we have sophisticated storage due to the presence of flash and solid state disk. In the past few years, we have also witnessed increase in memory and capacities of servers and infrastructures. Apps have become faster. The outlook for Windows 8 seems pretty good for the following reasons:

  • It is offered to consumers into a package that can be understood by the CIO.
  • The Windows platform offered by the new Windows OS is offered for various screens all in one single platform. It can be used in mobiles, desktops and in ultrabooks and so on.
  • It is possible for the CIO to consolidate under the Microsoft Windows 8 OS.
  • Security as well as mobile device can be managed in a built-in mode in Windows 8 OS, making it a corporate standard system.
  • Windows 8 RT is run on the Surface, which can also be used as a laptop for daily work.
  • It is possible to make legacy apps work with Microsoft Windows 8. This makes transition to the new Windows 8 OS very easy.
  • It has a UI that is metro style.

You can download Windows 8 today and here are ten reasons why:

  1. Windows 8 OS is dirt cheap, at least going by Microsoft standards and if you already have Windows 7, it’s a great bargain.
  2. It is also less confusing and quite straightforward, as there is only Windows 8 and Windows 8 Pro available.
  3. The boot time is quick and resumes are instantaneous, as it has been optimized for the use in ultramobile devices.
  4. It runs faster than Windows 7 and is designed so that it can run on ultrabooks and tablets as well as a traditional desktop.

5. The battery life is also better and it also looks better. The interface is cleaner and simpler with a modern UI that offers two OS by paying the price of one. This is not a fully additional OS, but rather a second user interface.

6. You can use the modern UI apps, such as the mail, calendar and people apps. There are new features, such as Flip Ahead for navigating longer web pages along with updates that are automatic. Data recovery and security has also been improved in the new Microsoft Windows 8.