Creating your own Wi-Fi network via your smartphoneOur smartphone has many applications that we do not know of, just like most apps that are kept hidden until we meet someone who is very curious and can decode them to make the smartphone function better or to make the smartphone more useful. There are hidden features in our smartphones, a very clear example are the hidden menus that enable us to view the imei, configure networks and even hide other menus on our phones. At no point in time will we find any tutorial on our smartphone that demonstrates their existence to us, what we have discovered has been because we encountered a problem and found a way to solve it or we simply got the information from the internet.

Wi-Fi connection point

We can use our smartphone as a Wi-Fi connection point and transmit internet signals to those who are within this network. This feature is quite hidden in the smartphone because it is a feature that is not higlighted, it has always been present as an alternative in case we do not have an internet connection, however it is a great tool if we want to share an internet connection.

  1. Enter in to your smartphone settings
  2. Access network & wireless networks
  3. Move to the Portable Wi-Fi Zone option
  4. Configure the access Point Key and Name
  5. Activate the Wi-Fi Zone
  6. Ready! You can begin sharing signals

Network Precautions

We know that a free Wi-Fi connection can be accessed by whosoever is within the network range, however if we are a little bit knowledgeable about networks we know that this leaves us vulnerable to cyber attacks. The range is not very broad, it will always depend on the quality of the Wi-Fi signal on our smartphone.

Game sharing

There are many games which you can play in LAN mode if you are on the same network, this is the perfect excuse to use our smartphone as an access point to establish the same network between several devices and enjoy a LAN game. It’s like being in a cybercafe and playing Counter-Strike among several players, they are all within the same network so you enjoy it without any deceleration of the internet connection.

Data Transfer

As mentioned in one of our previous articles we can transfer files on the same network between PC and smartphone, but it can also be done from smartphone to smartphone as long as they have an application like ES File Explorer that offers them this capability and are connected to the same network. If your bluetooth is not working you can activate the access point and transfer files on LAN.

Estudiante de Ingeniería de Sistemas en el Instituto Universitario Politécnico Santiago Mariño en Venezuela. Redactor freelance para VOFEEL international desde 2016. Amante de la música clásica y de la tecnología. [English]: System engineering student at Santiago Mariño University. Freelancer writer for Vofeel since 2016. Classical music and technology lover.

Emulate PS1 games on your smartphoneIf you are a video game lover, it will give you a bit of nostalgia to see the graphics that we used to think were incredible. Remember how we used to have to blow the dust out of our Nintendo cartridges in order to continue playing them and how we had to confirm if our PS2 was displaying a red screen or if the game  we were playing was showing. If you went through that we can tell you here at Vofeel that you can re-experience the feeling of playing a PS1, if you have a high end or mid-range smartphone you can play many video games perfectly, you will only need a lot of memory to save all your favorite games.

PSX Emulators

If you have ever wanted to relive this feeling we can say that on a PC it is much easier, there are even executable files that directly bring all the adapted video games so that you can save games without using memory card or you can save your progress using the systems option, if you have a PC you can also find PS2 emulators. It is also possible with a smartphone with Android operating system, a mid-range smartphone is enough for you to play many adventure games that you believed you’ve forgotten about. On the network you can get executable files or disk image files (.iso) in which you can load into an emulator and start playing.

ePSXe for Android

This could be the best emulator for smartphones with Android operating system, here in Vofeel we recommend it because it is very similar to a computer, it has the same procedure and it is not necessary to have superuser permissions. Other emulators may appear simpler but entail greater difficulty to be installed and configured. We will show you in a very simple way how to launch games in ePSXe, the most recommended way to enjoy PS1 games:

1. Download ePSXe with your BIOS depending on the version of the operating system you use and place it in the SD memory.
2. Manually install it on your smartphone
3. Go to Preferences
4. Select bios file and select the Bios that you download.
5. Go to the main screen of ePSXe
6. Select run Game and wait for a list to load
7. Select a game from the list
8. And that’s it, ready to play !!!

 Games in .iso format

This should be the format in which the PS1 games should be downloaded, place them on either side of the SD memory and then when you refresh, the list of games on the smartphone will appear without problems. All over the web you can find .ISO files of PS1 games, as well as blogs exclusively dedicated to .iso files. These .iso are also compatible with computer emulators, so we will not have any problems in acquiring them on the internet.

Configurations

If you go to the preferences section you can change many options, what is mostly changed is the size of the buttons because it takes up a lot of screen space depending on what kind of smartphone we are running the emulator on. We can display FPS also in the initial screen, modify the buttons and much more, the Bios will always be necessary and we must locate it as a minimum requirement before executing any .iso files in the emulator.

Estudiante de Ingeniería de Sistemas en el Instituto Universitario Politécnico Santiago Mariño en Venezuela. Redactor freelance para VOFEEL international desde 2016. Amante de la música clásica y de la tecnología. [English]: System engineering student at Santiago Mariño University. Freelancer writer for Vofeel since 2016. Classical music and technology lover.

Saving battery on our smartphonesSmartphone batteries have always presented a big problem, it has been  perhaps one of the most worked on issues since the use of smartphone apps increase the consumption of resources unlike the old smartphones that have few technical resources like 256mb RAM, little internal memory and a single core processor which may not be suitable for the applications we have today.

For manufacturers this could generate bad publicity for their old products because to launch a product now and in the next 2 years it is not able to support applications or function at the current level of performance is something that manufacturers should consider before having a broad list of smartphones, like Samsung, Huawei, Blu and others who do not think about the continuity of users but to generate more revenue with their new generation releases. Just like developers who create applications that demand more resources, all applications require a minimum version of the operating system in order to run, this results in leaving out some smartphones from the market because even if you are able to download the applications you can’t get them to run adequately.

Adjust the brightness of the screen

One of the things that most expends battery life is when the brightness of the screen is very high, this can be modified very easily by going to screen settings on the smartphone. Having the brightness very high can also damage our eyesight, although when there is a lot of sun we may not be able to view the screen of our smartphone properly but one of the highly recommended options we can use is the automatic brightness that will set a level of brightness suitable to sunlight, night time or whatever condition we find ourselves in. Too much use of the brightness keeps the screen of the smartphone very active and this affects battery life.

Enable airplane mode when the smartphone is not in use

The airplane mode will deactivate all the networks and signals of our smartphone, perhaps it can be one of the best ways to save battery. When we are engaged in a certain activity and we know that we will not be using our phone, the best way to save battery is by activating airplane mode, we will not have active wireless networks, mobile networks or signals and this will let the smartphone have access to offline applications but without an internet connection. Leaving the smartphone active consumes many resources in the background.

Minimize the use of widgets

The Widgets that we place on our home screen are little icons that give a very nice look to it, but just like in computers, keeping a desktop screen full of icons greatly increase the consumption of device resources. Just like creating shortcuts to applications that keep notifications active to reflect them in the application icon, we must be careful not to fill the entire screen with widgets and shortcuts.

Uninstall the app that consumes the most resources

Even though it is the best application that we have installed on our device we need to identify if it is beneficial to have it installed on our smartphone. In our phone settings we can view battery usage and evaluate which apps are consuming more resources. Uninstalling it would be much better for us as it would free up resources for our device.

Clear cache memory

Just as on a PC we can see that having an accumulated cache memory can make the device run slowly. In the app stores we will find many applications that can help us clear our memory cache, it is very important to do this from time to time. Applications like Link2SD have functions to free the cache memory every time we enter the application.

Estudiante de Ingeniería de Sistemas en el Instituto Universitario Politécnico Santiago Mariño en Venezuela. Redactor freelance para VOFEEL international desde 2016. Amante de la música clásica y de la tecnología. [English]: System engineering student at Santiago Mariño University. Freelancer writer for Vofeel since 2016. Classical music and technology lover.

Scanning documents with your smartphoneSmartphones have been a tool that we must thank technology for daily, in the office we can use our smartphone as a tool for sending information between colleagues. Although many see it as a waste of time or a device that can distract you from appreciating life, we have to keep in mind that if we did not have certain tools we would still be writing letters by hand and posting them by mail and it will take a long time if you want it to be delivered to another country, now you can just open a chat conversation and communicate with anyone from any part of the world.

Technology has opened many doors to the world in terms of communication, entertainment and distance learning. There are applications for smartphones that help us to learn a new language by practicing daily and chatting with natives of different countries to practice pronunciations (through videoconferences), so that when we go to a foreign country where our language is not spoken we don’t get lost in translation and we can communicate better and have a richer experience of the country’s culture.

The smartphone as an office tool

Although it is possible to be distracted with the different applications a smartphone has, we need to give it a primary use and if we use it for work at the office it can be a great tool. With certain applications we can view Microsoft Office files, review our personal finances, edit flowcharts and work schemes, pay for bills and much more.

Scanning Documents

If we do not have a scanner or printer to do this job, we can count on our smartphone as a great alternative. Our phones’ camera can  be used to capture a complete document  and process it to an image or PDF file, the quality of the file will depend on the quality of our camera, a high quality will always be maintained that it is even possible to zoom without losing image quality. Below are the steps to follow:

1.  Install and download CamScanner from the app store
2. Touch the Camera icon to start the scan
3. Focus the content you want to scan
4. Tap the capture button and wait for the application to automatically crop the              content
5. Save file
6. Export it in the format you want
7. Use the share option to send it via email

Apart from CamScanner there are many other applications that perform the same function, the difference with some is that they do the scanning automatically but  you have got to focus on a reference point as if you were taking a picture. The good thing about these applications is that when capturing the image we can export it as a PDF or as an image, and we can also make use of the zoom. Among other applications is ScanBot, Evernote Scannable (iOS), Genius Scan or Tiny Scanner, all with many distinct features but same purpose.

The files are not being saved

One of the common problems is that files are not saved, they are temporarily kept for export but are not stored on our smartphones. The solution is to check the configuration of the application and ensure that the storage is internal or external depending on which we want. Also check the folder where it is being saved as it can be a folder error, if you still have these problems it is best to change the source folder where the documents will be stored.

Estudiante de Ingeniería de Sistemas en el Instituto Universitario Politécnico Santiago Mariño en Venezuela. Redactor freelance para VOFEEL international desde 2016. Amante de la música clásica y de la tecnología. [English]: System engineering student at Santiago Mariño University. Freelancer writer for Vofeel since 2016. Classical music and technology lover.

Use your smartphone as a mouse and keyboardSmartphones have become tools for multiple tasks, not just for making calls and sending text messages, with the advent of apps for smartphones there have been many ways to use it, both for entertainment and for everyday life. They have facilitated so many aspects of daily life that are not only being developed to make things easier, but to deliver greater performance and do things faster, a clear example is the application that uses our camera to capture a mathematical equation and solve it and also show us step by step how it was solved.

Technology has many applications for everyday life, it depends on if we utilize it for good or just for entertainment, this is not to say that entertainment is bad or a waste of time, but we usually concentrate so much on this aspect that we waste the good profits of technology. Many applications have different functions, if you think you can not give good use to the apps that exist today, we will show you how to use it as a great tool and even more if you do not have a mouse or keyboard.

Using your smartphone as a mouse

A smartphone with Android operating system or iOS can be used as an alternative to a computer mouse, this could be very useful if ours is lost or damaged. There are many applications that can perform this function and here in Vofeel we will show you how to go about it.

  • 1. Install application on smartphone
  • 2. Install the Windows, Linux or Mac application client
  • 3. Connect the PC and the smartphone to the same Wi-Fi network
  • 4. In the smartphone application add a device (if you are asked for an IP address you will have to copy it from the PC or scan a QR code)
  • 5. Check the status on the touch panel

If you follow these steps you can safely configure any smartphone as a mouse for your computer, one of the most recognized applications that follows this series of steps is Remote Mouse, when we refer to installing the client on our computer, we mean the client that provides the application for our smartphone with the same name for our computer, it is necessary to receive the movement in the touch panel of the application while we are using it on our smartphone.

Using it as a Keyboard

The steps to follow to use it as a keyboard are almost the same as that of using it as a mouse, the difference is that we use the keyboard of our smartphone in conjunction with the client on our computer to send the keystrokes and keys. A very useful tool if we need to type on our desktop computer without getting up from bed, it all depends on the utility that you give to this application.

  • 1. Install application on smartphone
  • 2. Install the Windows, Linux or Mac application client
  • 3. Connect the PC and the smartphone to the same Wi-Fi network
  • 4. In the smartphone application add a device (if you are asked for an IP address you need to copy it from the PC or scan a QR code)
  • 5. Check if the keys of our smartphone are being used simultaneously with our computer.

Unified Remote, two in one

Just as we can only use it in a way there are developers who have dedicated themselves to having an all in one, with the possibility of applying both functions in a single application. The most popular application is Unified Remote, it is only available for phones with Android and Windows operating systems, the iOS operating system is left out however they have got other alternatives in the application stores, you just have to search, Unified Remote is currently the most popular in the apps market.

Estudiante de Ingeniería de Sistemas en el Instituto Universitario Politécnico Santiago Mariño en Venezuela. Redactor freelance para VOFEEL international desde 2016. Amante de la música clásica y de la tecnología. [English]: System engineering student at Santiago Mariño University. Freelancer writer for Vofeel since 2016. Classical music and technology lover.

Transferring files from your smartphone/PC via WiFiSince file transfer has become very common among devices many have dedicated years to perfect it because files grow in size annually, some images are heavier than others depending on the quality of the camera we use, heavier files need to be transferred with greater speed without losing quality. Technology has helped to improve many methods of file transfer, If you remember, we once used to transfer files through infrared and the method involved us placing two phones side by side with their infrared screens facing each other, a method which looked kind of outdated but worked.

With the arrival of Bluetooth, file transfer between phones has become more advanced, it is no longer necessary to keep phones stuck to each other, we only need to have them within a certain range and the files will be transferred. This technology has also been implemented in other devices today, Wearables are the best example of how Bluetooth can be used to connect to a smartphone or other devices. Intelligent watches connect via Bluetooth to receive notifications and display them on their screens, Bluetooth enabled headsets are connected to smartphones to receive music that is being played and they can also be used to connect to video game consoles to enable players to communicate with each other.

Transferring files between SmartPhone/PC

The easiest way to transfer files between your smartphone and a PC is via USB cable, however there are many other techniques which do not involve the use of a cable, If you have a very fast internet connection you can transfer files via Wi- Fi in a simpler way, with a more pleasant graphical interface and without the need to close other applications on your smartphone in order to receive them. Here In Vofeel we will show you some of the platforms you can use to send files between these devices:

Air Droid (Android)

If you want a complete platform there exists AirDroid, It is available only for Android devices and it enables files to be transferred via Wi-Fi without the need for a cable. The only requirement is that the computer and smartphone are connected to the same Wi-Fi network.

  1. Download, install and launch the AirDroid app.
  2. Press enter or skip this step if you do not have an account.
  3. Copy the IP address displayed in the introduction of AirDroid
  4. On the PC, start a web browser and enter the IP address that was
    displayed in the AirDroid application

The Air Droid interface

In the AirDroid interface we can view text messages, transfer files using the Files option, review contacts, images and even take screen captures. An excellent tool that we can enjoy just by having a web browser on our PC and a smartphone with Android operating system, It is as simple as entering the IP address and begin transferring files.

Estudiante de Ingeniería de Sistemas en el Instituto Universitario Politécnico Santiago Mariño en Venezuela. Redactor freelance para VOFEEL international desde 2016. Amante de la música clásica y de la tecnología. [English]: System engineering student at Santiago Mariño University. Freelancer writer for Vofeel since 2016. Classical music and technology lover.

The screen of the new Samsung Galaxy S8After the scandal of the Galaxy Note 7, there was a need for Samsung to exercise more care with its new products, the news of the withdrawal of all the Galaxy Note 7 from the market was one of Samsung’s worst moments because there was a reduction in its’ clientele and as a result of this they thought that new Samsung products might have certain features from Note 7 which could cause malfunctions and they might be right. Samsung should seek to reassure its customers and regain the trust of all those who had their Note 7 returned, even though it was a smartphone with incredible features it could not stay a long time in the market for obvious reasons.

This incident occurred because of the bad conditions in which the tests were conducted, every manufacturer must have adequate testing time for its products so that when the product is finally delivered they can guarantee their customers that there will be no faulty devices. The re-enforcement that was given to the Galaxy Note 7 was one of the best in terms of performance; 2.3 GHz c4 core Processor, 4GB RAM, 3500 mAh battery and a very elegant design. Overheating was one of the first issues that the Note 7 had, this was the primary reason for the returns and for the bad reputation that Samsung engineers began to get.

The New “Force Touch” Screen

The new Galaxy S8 from Samsung will have new features that Samsung will integrate into its new devices beginning with the new Galaxy S8 whose exact release date is not yet known, perhaps Samsung will keep this as a surprise, the only known thing is that its Launch will be in 2017. It is one of the most anticipated products for next year as Samsung has invested all of its available resources in the success of this product, however they should be very attentive to the cooling system on the device if they do not want a repeat of what happened with the Note 7.

The new screen for the S8 will have sensors which are able to detect the level of pressure that we apply on it in order to give new ideas for applications to developers. Although Samsung by now has only done tests with the Force Touch screen, it is expected that it will be ready for installation on the S8, a Force Touch screen gives many alternatives to developers and to applications that Samsung wants to create for the future of smartphone screens. Integrating this new technology into the new S8 would be a step for Samsung to implement it in their next projects, the S8 would be the first prototype from Samsung with the Force Touch screen.

A Larger Screen

It is possible that the new S8 will not suffer from any modification of the size of the smartphone, however there are certain rumors that the screen could be 5.7 ” inches and its Edge version 6.2″ inches. So far, there have only been rumours concerning the size of the screen but it is fully certified that although the screen would cover almost all of the smartphone, there will be no need of making it bigger. Also rumors would have to be confirmed about Samsung not integrating a start button on its smartphones.

4k Resolution and Virtual Reality

Samsung is still in the process of developing the Galaxy S8 screen but as it is, it’s still in development there are also many rumors about the applications that this screen will have. Sources say that if it is possible to expand the screen of the S8, it will also be possible to integrate a 4k resolution, very little can be viewed on the devices we have presently but manufacturers like Xiaomi want to deploy new screens that cover the entire smartphone. The use of 4k resolutions would be one of the new features of 2017 that we could see not only in Samsung smartphones, but also in many other brands of smartphones.

Virtual reality is one of the applications that Samsung has worked on most in recent years, the Samsung application was fully recognized with the Samsung Gear which gave the opportunity to many to enjoy virtual reality even if they did not have enough money to buy an Oculus Rift or HTC Vive kit. If the arrival of a 4K resolution screen for the S8 is confirmed, it is more than certain that it would be a very good screen for virtual reality to be used on, currently one of the surest bets in technology for the future.

Water Resistant

It wasn’t a surprise for it to be integrated into the Galaxy S8 as we have also seen this in the S7 and S7 Edge, this feature is one of the best to come to the market for lovers of smartphones and water activities. An IP68 certification for Samsung’s new smartphone is currently being worked on, as well as enabling the phone to last under water for 30 minutes at a depth of 1.5 meters, but taking this a bit further they want to make sure the phone doesn’t get damaged when it is submerged. Many tests of this resistance have indicated that it will even be possible to write on the screen while underwater.

Estudiante de Ingeniería de Sistemas en el Instituto Universitario Politécnico Santiago Mariño en Venezuela. Redactor freelance para VOFEEL international desde 2016. Amante de la música clásica y de la tecnología. [English]: System engineering student at Santiago Mariño University. Freelancer writer for Vofeel since 2016. Classical music and technology lover.

Transmit YouTube videos from your smartphone to your SmartTvFor a long time now technology has made us comfortable to a certain degree, we have machines that do unnecessary jobs for us up to the point that some companies only dedicate themselves to create prototypes that give us more comfort so that we can have everything we want easily at our reach without the need for us getting out of our sofas.

Just as we have used technology for our comfort, It has also been developed for large functions and there are machines that accelerate the production process in companies and there are others that give us easy access to platforms that enable us to work from the comfort of our home, give us certain notifications and provide us with handy tools for multiple uses.

Phones have now become this small handy device with so many functions, we need to learn how to use it and make sure that we can install applications correctly, we need to know which applications are safe to register our data on and we need to also be careful about which wi-fi network we connect to, since not all are genuine. Looking at the bright, we have in our hands a tool that brings us closer to people all over the world, that gives us access to information and news, virtual mail, instant messaging and even business video conferencing, we just have to put it to good use.

YouTube on our TV or console

It is important to have a new generation TV or a video game console that is compatible with our network connection, this is the minimum requirement in addition to having a smartphone that can run both applications and synchronize them. If our tv or console is not capable of downloading or using the YouTube application, it will not be possible to make the transmission.By fulfilling the basic requirements it will be possible for us to send actions on YouTube from our smartphone to our TV screen. Here in Vofeel we will teach you how to synchronize and transmit YouTube videos from your smartphone to your TV.

Steps to follow on your Tv or console:

1. Connect your tv and smartphone to the same Wi-Fi network
2. Access the YouTube app.
3. Access the settings within the application.
4. Go to Link TV with phone
5. Scroll the options until you find the unique code in numbers, If it contains            letters it is advisable to exit and re-enter until you have it only in numbers.

Steps to follow on your SmartPhone:

1. Access the YouTube app
2. Access the options (at the top and to the right)
3. Select View on TV
4. Scroll to Add a TV
5. Select Enter sync code
6. Enter the code that was previously shown on your TV.

Finally, we only need to watch a video on our smartphone for it to automatically be transmitted in real time to our tv, it is always necessary to have our smartphone synchronized with our tv, whenever we encounter errors it is better to delete the device and add it again in case we are having bad synchronization. If any video we play is not broadcasting live we can select the option “synchronize with tv” that can be found next to the full screen button.

Error with the Wi-Fi connection

If we encounter problems when trying to connect our smartphone or our TV to the same Wi-Fi network we will not be able to enjoy the synchronization, it is important to do this step correctly. If our TV does not have the option to connect to a Wi-Fi network but you have the YouTube application installed on it you can verify the connection with an ethernet cable connected to the back of your TV (i.e if your TV has an ethernet port), you only have to connect a cable from your modem to your TV.

Estudiante de Ingeniería de Sistemas en el Instituto Universitario Politécnico Santiago Mariño en Venezuela. Redactor freelance para VOFEEL international desde 2016. Amante de la música clásica y de la tecnología. [English]: System engineering student at Santiago Mariño University. Freelancer writer for Vofeel since 2016. Classical music and technology lover.

The new smartphone for photographersMore and more people are using technology daily but with so many different users with different needs, only general patents are often created. In present day technology, this panorama has changed a little because many mobile apps have been created to assist us with various tasks,  there are apps that monitor vital signals in our body while we run, apps that help us to learn a new language, apps for daily university life such as calculators, task organizers and apps that help to improve and accelerate the instantenous manner in which we communicate with other people.

In the technology market we can find various types of accessories for whatever kind of occupation we have; Music, Photography, art, sports and many more. When there is so much development of patents in the market, there is also a lot of competition. kodak is one of the companies that has led the patent portfolio for more than 125 years. It hasn’t been enough to just create devices that improve photography, but Kodak has now introduced a new smartphone that will feature some of the things we now see on its camera, a new accessory that sets it apart from its competitors, probably this device created by kodak could be the best smartphone for lovers of photography.

21 MegaPixel Camera

There has been a big wait for this smartphone since we got to know who the manufacturer was; Kodak has decided not to only introduce a new camera to the market but to also include in it a high end smartphone. It was to be expected that one of the greats in photography would put in all of its effort and resources in improving the performance of such an important accessory of the smartphone and it has demonstrated this by integrating a rear camera of 21 megapixels, also, the design of its smartphone camera is not like the conventional ones but more like that of a professional, though it does not blend well with the common smartphone designs, it is very useful.

Kodak Ektra is the name of Kodaks’ new bet for the smartphone market. kodak decided to change its’ product scheme a little bit and get into fashion by producing a smartphone that can compete with other big brands, but its prominent feature is its’ 21 megapixel camera. A camera such as this gives a chance to Kodak that lovers of photography and technology will be inclined to buy it for its great performance and high quality pictures.

High End Smartphone

In spite of its most outstanding feature being hilghlighted by Kodak there are a couple of things that have not been evaluated by the Kodak Ektra such as its components; 5 inch screen, 32gb memory capacity, Android Marshmallow (6.0), 13 megapixel frontal camera and a processor that comes with a RAM of 3GB. Compared to other smartphones in the market which are usually recommended by Photographers, Kodak Ektra comes highly recommended not only for its camera but also for its ability to process all the information of the photos taken with its 21 Mega Pixel Camera.

A smartphone with a camera of this capacity, with mid-range or low-end components can not process all the information captured on this smartphone, not to mention that the pictures taken with cameras such as Samsungs’ 14 megapixels have a size of 5mb. Incredible but true, It is not just about a single feature being unique in a device but it is also necessary to create an environment for this feature to stand out.

Advanced Options for Photographers

It would not be enough to just have a 21 megapixel camera but Kodak has gone a step further by developing advanced features for this smartphone; Shooting adjustments, filters, photo editing, 4K quality video capture and settings that will make you feel as if you were using a professional camera. The main 21-megapixel camera will also have features such as Reflex or DSLR depending on the lightning at the exact moment needed to adapt the images and settings to the photograph. The Kodak Ektra will be released in mid-December but many of its features have already been made known and it’s going to cost about $ 550.

The features that Kodak has included in its new smartphone goes hand in hand with Snaspeed, an app for placing striking and creative filters; You will have the ability to record a 1970s video without losing image quality. In addition to this great feature Kodak includes a unique and special design, the smartphone looks so much like an old camera and It has a button to give this very elegant touch in all black leather. The best thing about this smartphone is that it’s like taking your own professional team of photographers with you wherever you go , Kodak claims that this smartphone will be all that you need.

Estudiante de Ingeniería de Sistemas en el Instituto Universitario Politécnico Santiago Mariño en Venezuela. Redactor freelance para VOFEEL international desde 2016. Amante de la música clásica y de la tecnología. [English]: System engineering student at Santiago Mariño University. Freelancer writer for Vofeel since 2016. Classical music and technology lover.

Samsung's new virtual assistantWhen we talk about comfort and optimizing certain tasks, technology will always be present. It is not that we are no longer able to carry out those tasks but in most cases the use of such tools help us to optimize our work or verify that everything is in order. Many people see it as something that weakens us or as a tool that makes us useless when in fact they have being developed to optimize results and one of the best examples we have today is the calculator; A tool capable of performing complex arithmetic calculations just by the input of values, optimizing large-scale calculations to only seconds and then giving a result.

The use of tools to optimize our work is good as long as our work is legit, sometimes using tools that does all the work for us may make us look unprofessional, however it is not too bad to use these tools to compare their results with ours. There are tools like Google Translate that have helped people from different countries to communicate, however this tool does not always give the correct translations and so there are a lot of errors; It translates words but most times it doesn’t interprete sentences in a way that users can understand.

Bixby, the new Virtual Assistant

Samsung is currently one of the companies that is placing its bet on smartphones, smart TVs, virtual reality and much more … Being one of the companies that competes at the top place of the market, it did not want to be left behind without a virtual assistant for its smartphone. We’ve already got Cortana from Windows Phone / Windows 10, the new Google virtual assistant included in Google Pixel and Siri by Apple. Samsung wants to reinvent the delivery a little bit for its users and has decided to integrate in its new product (Samsung Galaxy S8) this virtual assistant which is still in development but is already known by the name, Bixby and we will surely have more news on this.

It is rumored that the new Samsung Galaxy S8 may include new features from other smartphones but there could also be something unforeseen like what happened with its’ Note 7, all rumors for now, but there are still many unknown things about the new Galaxy S8. The only known thing about the Galaxy S8 is that it will include Samsungs’ new virtual assistant and that the launch of the smartphone is planned for the first quarter of 2017 by then Samsung should have everything ready and make sure the same thing that happened with its’ Note 7 doesn’t repeat itself.

Speech recognition

Like most virtual assistants, Bixby also includes this great feature which can not be left out, this feature activates the hands-free, recognizes tasks and can even makes phone calls using voice commands that have been recognized by Bixby. This is a feature that has taken so many years to be developed by so many companies and currently a patent is being developed that can be used in prototypes and for major productions as Samsung is doing now with its new virtual assistant.

Previously, Samsung had a voice recognition software called S Voice, however it has never before being a virtual assistant. S Voice only has basic commands for interacting with the settings or help information for the smartphone. One of the companies with which Samsung also allied with was Sherpa in order to have a base software to obtain improvements and then proceed to an idea for the future of the virtual assistant. Samsung has always been at the top place in the smartphone market, both in applications and products, and by creating this software it will also be keeping up with large companies that have spent years developing a virtual assistant.

A Software in development

The software created by Samsung and registered with the trademark “Bixby” in South Korea, has proven that it will handle many commands for the management of our Samsung smartphones, computers or tablets. It is a bit logical that after the vice president of Samsung announced that there would be changes for the benefit of the future of the company, It shouldn’t be be news that it would be devoted to something more competitive in relation to what is trending in the market with companies like Google, Microsoft and Apple.

Samsung’s innovation began after it bought a start-up company “Viv Labs” (the original creators of Siri), a compromising foundation for the future of the virtual assistant. This same company is in charge of the development Samsungs’ new Virtual Assistant, they are the ones responsible for this new virtual assistant with a totally revolutionary AI. There have been a lot of rumors since Viv Labs was bought immediately after Bixby was registered in South Korea, as it all came after Samsung’s announced that it was looking for alternatives for its future.

Estudiante de Ingeniería de Sistemas en el Instituto Universitario Politécnico Santiago Mariño en Venezuela. Redactor freelance para VOFEEL international desde 2016. Amante de la música clásica y de la tecnología. [English]: System engineering student at Santiago Mariño University. Freelancer writer for Vofeel since 2016. Classical music and technology lover.