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What are the Expected Features of iPhone 6?

What are the Expected Features of iPhone 6?

The iPhone 6 is rumored to come out in the fall of 2013. This latest iPhone should be an improvement over the iPhone 5 and give Apple enthusiasts the opportunity to find even more to love about the company. Some of these features are only rumors and have not been confirmed by Apple. This is supposed to be the rumored budget iPhone that should make the phone more affordable to consumers. It may be the phone that you were waiting for. If you are on the market for a new phone, you may want to wait until this model is released in the fall to get a new one.

Kill Switch

When you lose your cell phone, it is a pain to have to rebuild all of your contact information. When you lose your smart phone, you run a greater risk of identify theft through the private information being found on your phone. The kill switch would allow you to turn off the phone and lock out any users remotely. It will also feature a GPS feature that will allow you to track its location and find it. This is a great feature that makes it a lot easier to control your phone and helps make the information on your phone more secure. This is a feature that many users have been wanting for a long time, and it looks like Apple will finally be able to provide it.

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New Icons

Although this is not a real feature, the new icons may change the way you view Apple. This has been confirmed with beta testers. The icons will change the way that your welcome screen and other programs look on your phone. The reviews on the new icons are mixed. They are flatter in appearance, but designers are complaining that the shading is off in the program. Additionally, the icons are not yet consistent across all of the Apple products.

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Transparency Feature

If you love to multi-task, you will love the new transparency feature that is rumored to be coming to the iPhone. This will allow you to work on one task while seeing through that program to whatever you were doing before. This will allow you to check your mail or texts quickly without interrupting your videos or other programs. It can make it easier to manage the multi-tasking you may face. This will make switching back and forth between programs much easier for most users.

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Budget iPhone

The Budget iPhone is one the terms being used to describe the latest iPhone release in the fall. Apple is working to build a more affordable model that will make it easier for people to purchase it. The dummies and pictures on the Internet show that the iPhone is made of plastic instead of metal. In order save on costs, the resulting iPhone is a bit thicker than the iPhone 5. However, the savings may well be worth the different design. The model is being compared to that of the iPod touch and should still appeal to most Apple users.

Increased Speed

One promised feature of the new iPhone is that it will have increased speed over the older models. With data plan speeds picking up and the ability to do more and more with the apps available, speed is becoming an important feature when looking for a phone. The iPhone 6 should deliver the type of speed you need to easily open new apps and to perform a variety of functions. If you want to upgrade just to gain more speed, this new iPhone will make the expense worth it.

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Published on September 20, 2018

11 Google Chrome Apps and Features to Help You Get More Done with Less Effort

11 Google Chrome Apps and Features to Help You Get More Done with Less Effort

In today’s fast-paced and never-ending busy world, we are overwhelmed by tasks that need to be completed by tight deadlines. With so much technology it is difficult to find the right tools to help boost our efficiency. And, many tools get obsolete so its essential to stay up-to-date to know when you will have to make adjustments to these tools. Independently of where you work, there’s a good chance that you have to be working on a PC or a laptop.

Do you are feel like you do not have enough time, or cannot accomplish much as of late? It is recommended to take a step back and look at the big picture. Also, you want to explore new and innovative ways to improve productivity.

In this article, I outline 11 features and apps within the Chrome browser that can help you do just that.

Minimizing Tabs

Let’s face it we all have more than a dozen tabs opened on our computers. One neat trick to still keep most of them open is to turn them into pinned tabs. On Google Chrome you can right-click the tab and select “Pin Tab” option. This turns the tab into an icon enabling you to continue multitasking.

Pinning a tab anchors the tabs on the left of your toolbar; a great benefit of the “Pin Tab” feature is that you can’t close these tabs accidentally since the “X” disappears after pinning them.

Incognito Mode

Google Chrome is a very easy-to-use and intuitive. But, Google does collect our browsing data; so to remedy this, you can use Incognito Mode. This feature does not keep your browsing or download history. You can enable or access it in three different ways:

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  1. Press Ctrl/Command+shift+N
  2. Select File Menu and choose New Incognito Window
  3. Download extension New Incognito Window

This feature is very handy if you’d rather not have your browsing history stored and utilized for future advertisement or suggested pages.

Save Webpages as PDF Files

Have you ever browsed interesting or important information and then forgot to bookmark or save it in “favorites”, making it impossible to find again? Chances are you have done this on a number of occasions.

Thankfully, there is an easy solution. You can save webpages as PDF files. On your keyboard, press control/command+p and you will be able to save webpages as PDFs.

Open Recently-closed Tabs

Ever had dozens of tabs opened and all of a sudden your browser shuts down? It has probably happened to all of us. You can easily recover all of your tabs using two approaches. Don’t panic if this happens because there is a workaround and solution for it.

One is by pressing Ctrl/CMD+Shift+T.

The other approach is to click on the three vertical dots on your browser and hover over “History”.

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Solve Mathematical Problems

Google’s Chrome browser doesn’t just search for relevant and updated information. It is also capable of performing some mathematical problems. Within the omnibox (Chrome’s address or URL bar), you can perform mathematical exercises.

For example, if you are struggling with percentages you can search 20 percent of x amount and it will instantly provide a result. Pretty handy, right?!

Play Media Files

Are you frequently met with difficulties when playing or watch a video files? Well, once again Chrome comes to the rescue. You can can listen or play videos from all sorts of movie or music files (mp3, mp4, .mov, .mkv, .ogv, .webm, .wav, etc.) by simply dragging the file into the search bar.

In addition, you can view images, PDF files and Microsoft Office files, too.

Navigate Swiftly Between Tabs

With all of those tabs opened comes great navigation responsibilities. Rather than clicking through every tab, you can use shortcut keys like Ctrl+Tab to navigate all of the different tabs. Also, you are able to navigate to the first tab by pressing Ctrl-1, Ctrl-2, and so on. If you want to switch to the very last tab, press Ctrl-9.

Stay Focus(e)d

Computers nowadays have awesome capabilities.

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Sometimes we like to get work done, but let’s face it, we’re all human. We sometimes procrastinate by visiting a website we really like, or maybe take a break with watching a flick on Netflix, a video on YouTube or browsing Facebook.

With Chrome’s StayFocusd extension, you can truly stay focused and get more done in less time.

This extension naturally helps you stay more productive by limiting the amount of time you spend on websites. You can set the time and it will automatically block those sites after a certain period.

Grammarly for Editing

Grammarly is a must have, and it’s really a complete powerhouse. Grammarly helps you check your grammar and spelling for everything you write online.

You can use it professionally or as a student, which will make the editing process much easier and more efficient. Furthermore, it can automatically check for typos when you send an email, type a Tweet, or post a Facebook comment. It’s like having your own personal copyeditor!

Loom

There are times that words in an email or written text in a chat app will just not convey the right meaning.

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There is a saying that a picture is worth a thousand words. Well, the same is true of videos.

With Loom, you can capture, narrate and immediately share video recordings of your screen, which will help coworkers understand issues you are facing, or to easily convey an explanation on screen. Plus, with video you will be able to easily walk people through a process, and you can use it to create simple how-to videos.

Chrome Calendar Extension

No matter what your level of responsibility is at your job, Google Calendar is another essential resource to have at your fingertips.

Specifically, you can have this extension added as an icon in the toolbar of your browser, which I highly recommend. Once you add the extension to your browser, you can check for upcoming events with a single click without leaving your current page.

Final Thoughts

Google Chrome has definitely evolved from its inception. As you can see you have a very powerful tool that comes as a free installation and is loaded with dozens of capabilities. The above listed Chrome apps can resolve some of the most common obstacles to your time management and productivity.

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