If we have a computer or a mobile connected to this WiFi network, we can always see the WiFi key of the PC or mobile phone without having to search the router. Moreover, from the mobile or the computer itself, we can transmit this key to another mobile or to another PC, so that we do not have to dictate it or move in the router hidden behind a piece of furniture.
Recently we have seen how it is possible pass the WiFi key from one mobile to another easily, both between iOS devices and between mobiles with the Android system or even between mobiles with different operating systems. Well, we will show the steps to follow to pass the WiFi key from a PC to a mobile and from a mobile to a computer.
Everyone is aware of the limitations that the Apple environment can have. However, on certain occasions, we can not avoid giving up on our feet because of the simplicity of execution of certain actions. This is the case where we want or need to share or pass the WiFi key between a Mac and an iPhone or iPad and vice versa.
On this occasion, the Apple environment has a function called Share your Wi-Fi, which has been designed with precision to easily and quickly share the WiFi key between iOS and macOS devices. The only requirement for this feature to function properly is that both negative points must have I activate WiFi and Bluetooth. In addition, the device on which the WiFi password is already stored must be connected to the network from which we want to share the password and be unlocked.
If all this is accomplished, everything is ready for the connection process to this network to start from any other device. In doing so, the computer already connected will receive an alert indicating whether you want to share the WiFi password with this other device. If we indicate that YesIn the device trying to connect to our network, we will see how the password field is automatically populated with the shared WiFi password and properly connected to the network.
This process is the same if we want to switch the Wi-Fi key of a Mac to an iPhone or iPad and vice versa, that is to say from a mobile device to a computer with macOS. However, as you can imagine, it is only compatible with two Apple devices. It does not work if we want to pass the password of our WiFi between an Android phone and a Mac or between a Windows PC and an iOS device.
Outside the Apple environment, we can see that our PC has an operating system Windows and we want to share, one way or another, our WiFi key with a mobile phone iOS or Android, or that we have a Mac and we want to pass the password of our WiFi network between a mobile or a tablet with Google operating system.
In this scenario, things change a lot because it will not be possible to pass the password of our WiFi in a way as simple as when both devices are from Apple. On this occasion, we can always use our email or WhatsApp itself, that is we can see the password saved in Windows, Android or macOs and share it with the other person. via an email or by WhatsApp himself. Of course, if we want to share the password of an iOS device, you should know that the operating system of mobile devices Apple does not allow us to view the WiFi password that we have registered.
Therefore, if we have an iOS device and want to share the WiFi of our home with another device other than Apple, we will have no choice but to go to the router , return it and dictate the password to our friend or create a message. Photo to password and forward it by email or WhatsApp. The other option is to support us on a Mac, synchronize Apple devices and through the keychain of macOs, view the key and share it in these ways.
Similarly, both in Windows as in Android We can also view the registered password of our WiFi network, copy it and share it with whom we want via email or WhatsApp so that they can connect, regardless of the operating system of the other device .
Since neither Android nor Windows 10 can share the WiFi key as quickly as in the Apple environment, it forces us to take advantage of these other resources, although we can also use some online services such as: Qifi.org. It's a site we can go to generate a QR code from the key to our WiFi to share this code later and not the password itself.
On this website, you can use the web browser of one of our devices to generate the QR code with the password of our WiFi network. Once generated, share it with the device you want to connect to this network. On this device, whether it's a computer or a mobile phone and whatever operating system I'm using, iOS, Android, Mac OS or Windows, we'll have to Read this code and we will have the WiFi key.
In iOS, the camera itself is able to read QR codes. We do not need third-party applications. However, under Android, Windows 10 and MacO, we will have a tool that allows us to read this type of codes in different systems. In the case of macOS, we can use QR Journal, while Code Two QR Code Desktop Reader it may be our alternative for Windows, just like QR code reader for Android
Google is on a ripping lately, updating all of its mobile apps with the new Material Theming design style. In practice, this means a lot of blinding applications. Unexpectedly, there is a method for Google's madness. It is necessary to move to the new Material theme to implement dark application themes. Gmail, one of the most popular Google apps, finally you have a dark theme on Androidbut not all phones have it right away.
Gmail has blinded smartphone users for longer than most apps. As a largely textual experience, there has always been a lot of white space in the inbox and the emails themselves. Google has made Gmail even brighter when it launched the new design some time ago. The red accent colors were replaced by, you guessed it, more white.
Dark themes have been a common joke among Android enthusiasts because of the way Google keeps teasing it. The latest beta versions of Android have included a dark theme that has not been incorporated into the final version. Finally, Android 10 (previously known as the Android Q) finally has a real dark theme. The deployment of Gmail is only the latest example of Google application that uses a dark theme that connects to Android 10.
The first version of Gmail featuring a dark user interface mode is 2019.08.18.267044774, but having this version does not necessarily guarantee that you will have the dark theme. There is also a server-side component that deploys at the request of Google. Until now, a small number of users have this feature, but everyone should be able to switch pretty quickly to dark mode.
The dark theme of Gmail uses a very dark gray rather than completely black, which can make the reading of white text very constraining. The inbox and most emails must use this same color scheme. Emails containing HTML are a notable exception. These will probably always be rendered in other colors, probably white.
If you use Android 10 (almost nobody does), you can automatically switch to the dark theme when you enable system-level failover. In addition to this option, the Gmail app includes a manual flip-flop of light and dark colors. So, even if you're using an older version of Android, you can manually change Gmail to become invisible by searching the settings. It's a step in the right direction, but many Google apps still have no dark theme. Even the white themed Play Store still lacks dark fashion.
Huawei's year was anything but good, but the company has advanced with new technologies and new designs of smartphones. The Chinese company has announced its latest SoC, the Kirin 990. The new chip will be delivered in two versions: Kirin 990 and Kirin 990 5G. Both of these chips are based on the same SoC design, but there are significant differences between them.
First, the Kirin 990 5G is built on the 7 nm + process node of TSMC, which uses EUV. The Kirin 990, on the other hand, is a standard 7-nm model. It seems that Huawei will be the first customer to ship a part that uses EUV for manufacturing. Huawei's reason for using EUV for variant 5G is that it allowed a smaller die. The size of the matrix on the part 5G is greater than 100 mm2, while the LTE chip is less than 90mm2. The number of transistors is also very different, with LTE chips at 8B and 5G at 10.3B.
An interesting fact that Anandtech endorsements It was originally that the Kirin 990 had to use the ARM Cortex-A77 processor, not the Cortex-A76. Apparently, the Huawei team did not like the way the Cortex-A77 clocked on TSMC's 7-nm process node. The peak performance of the A77 was superior, but the overall energy efficiency between the A76 and A77 was virtually identical at 7 nm and the design of the A76 was able to hit much higher clocks . Supposedly, the A77 currently exceeds 2.2 GHz over 7 nm and its design can not be used widely until 5 nm processors are available.
The new implementation of ARM Mali-G76 is much wider than the 10-core implementation used on the previous generation Kirin 980. GPU energy efficiency can often be improved by using a wider GPU at lower frequencies, and Huawei believes the new GPU design will continue to be more energy efficient than the old Kirin 980, although it is much wider.
The design of the NPU is a local Huawei effort. Where the company previously licensed U NPU to Cambricon, the new Kirin 990 uses Huawei's Da Vinci architecture. Huawei intends to upgrade this processing block of AI servers to smartphones. It supports both INT8 and FP16 on both cores, while the older Cambricon design could only perform INT8 on a single kernel. There is also a new nuclear power plant "Tiny Core". This is a smaller version of the Da Vinci architecture, focused primarily on energy efficiency, and can be used for scans or other applications where performance is not particularly critical. The 990 5G will have two "big" NPU cores and a single Tiny Core, while the Kirin 990 (LTE) will have a big and a very small core.
The Huawei Balong Modem supports 5G signals below 6 GHz with a maximum download of 2.3 Gbps and a transfer of 1.25 Gbps. Overall improvements in Kirin 980 to 990 processor performance are modest: Huawei claims gains with a single thread of 9% and multithreaded overpressures of 10%. However, energy efficiency has improved significantly. High-end cores are supposedly more efficient at 12%, Huawei's Big.Little.littlest "middle" cores are supposed to be 35% more efficient and the low-end Cortex-A55 chips are 15% more efficient. Most workloads are expected to run on the central cores for maximum performance / watt.
It seems unlikely that these devices will arrive in large numbers in the US market, although you may be able to purchase them from third-party resellers if the Trump Administration takes no further action against the company. While the devices will start carrying 5G modems from now on, I have not seen a 5G phone that I actually recommend. It is true that the first generation of LTE devices did not exactly show up, but the first generation of LTE devices did not overheat or shut down. when summer temperatures have risen above 85F / 29.4C. They did not require you to literally be under an LTE access point for faster service. Verizon has already indicated that outside of urban centers, its 5G network would look a lot like the "good 4G", which raises the question of exactly why consumers pay all that money.
The first LTE devices were the HTC Evo 4G, the Samsung Craft and the HTC Thunderbolt. They sold for $ 200, $ 350 and $ 250 respectively, although it was in the era of two-year contracts. Apple's first LTE device was the iPhone 5, which cost $ 649 if it was purchased without a contract. Assuming that Apple and the other Android Manufacturers continue to offer 5G as a luxury feature. We will probably only see it on devices at a price equal to or above the price of $ 1,000 for the next 12 months. I would not pay $ 1,000 for a phone under any circumstances, but I certainly would not want up to a device over $ 1,000 to buy a feature that I have no chance of using in the next few years.
All players in the mobile industry are watching Huawei's upcoming developments closely. With the imminent export ban in place, Huawei can not launch new phones with Android certified by Google. The next Mate 30 could therefore be the first major Android phone to launch without Google apps. Huawei just launched a new phonebut it is not the matte 30. In fact, it is not even "new" according to certain definitions. The remodeled P30 Pro was unveiled at IFA with a new exterior design and Android 10.
Huawei The P30 Pro was launched for the first time in March of this year, several months before the US Department of Commerce added to the list of entities. Individuals and businesses are on this list when the government decides they pose a threat to US interests. In this case, Huawei is accused of maintaining close relations with the Chinese government and engaging in espionage activities. Huawei vehemently denies these claims.
The new P30 Pro features a redesigned exterior with a textured glass effect covering the lower two-thirds of the rear panel. It's a bit like Google's current Pixel phones, but it's available in much more fun colors like Mystic Blue and Misty Lavender. The matte glass also makes phones less slippery by hand. Internal specifications are unchanged with a Kirin 980 processor, 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage.
The reissued P30 devices will also have Android 10 on launch, as well as a new version of its system skin called EMUI 10. Huawei has made many changes to the design of the new EMUI, including fonts for the first time. 39, more daring application, a pixel-style graphical interface. Settings bar and new icons. Huawei also has a gesture navigation system similar to that of Google. You also get the standard features of Android 10 such as dark mode, more granular privacy controls, and so on.
So, why restart the P30 now? Huawei is currently lagging 90 days behind full implementation of US export controls. Since the launch of the P30 Pro (and its P30 variants) before the commercial ban, Huawei can continue to certify the updates of these phones under the conditions of temporary delay. However, he can not launch new phones with Google support. It seems almost certain that Huawei will have to release the Mate 30 without the Play Store and other applications that everyone expects on Android.
The revival of the P30 Pro could be a way for Huawei to compensate the Mate 30. While the Mate 30 will suffer from its lack of support Google, the Google-y P30 Pro is back for another round. Piece of similar material. This could mitigate the consequences of losing Google apps, but it's only a temporary solution.
Smart phones have become as big as they can reasonably be without some sort of radical design change. Samsung and Huawei use foldable OLED technology to allow phones to turn into tablets, but LG always pushes the dual screen design. The new G8X is the latest phone with one of the company's dual-screen plug-in accessories. Even with some new design refinements, the sale will be difficult.
As you may have guessed, the LG G8X ThinQ is a modified version of the G8 that was launched earlier this year. It drops stupid and almost unusable movement controls, allowing a smaller display notch. Inside, it's a typical flagship phone from 2019 with a Snapdragon 855, 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. There is also a headphone jack, which is an anomaly nowadays.
The phone itself is not the most interesting part; This is how the phone interacts with the latest LG Dual Screen. The OLED 6.4 inches in the phone displays a resolution of 2340 x 1080 and the housing is identical to that of an OLED. This is a change from the old dual-screen accessories that did not always match the phone's display. In fact, the case even has a fake screen on top for its nonexistent camera. There is also another display on the outside of the Dual Screen case. This 2.1-inch monochrome panel lets you quickly view time and notifications without opening the phone.
The old Dual Screen enclosures also relied on pogo pins at the back of the phone for connectivity, but it connects to the phone via the USB Type-C port. LG also claims that the phone's battery is less charged, from 3,500 to 4,000 mAh in the previous G8.
With the Dual Screen box connected, you can run two applications side by side on the G8X. These could be two separate web pages or something more elaborate, such as a game and a video player. You can even turn the phone into a miniature notebook by displaying LG's keyboard app on one screen and the landscape app on the other.
At this point, you may think that this seems like a good deal. After all, flip cases for phones are not really a new idea and many people like them. However, like all LG Dual Screen systems, this thing is bulky with a thickness of about 15 mm and 326 grams. For comparison, the Galaxy Fold weighs only 263 grams, and it's about half a millimeter thick when it's closed. Application developers must also commit to enable advanced features. LG will have to move a lot of units to expect significant support, which is far from certain.
LG will ship the G8X ThinQ in the fourth quarter of the year. Availability and market prices will be announced later.
It is traditional that Sony launches two flagship phones a year. So, of course, everyone expected his great IFA 2019 announcement to be the Xperia 2. After all, he released the Xperia 1 earlier this year. Instead, Sony unveiled the Xperia 5. The numbering system is unusual because this phone is essentially a smaller version of the Xperia 1, which could make many people very happy.
For years, Sony was the only smartphone manufacturer who has resisted the trend towards increasingly larger phones. Companies that manufactured "mini" versions of their phones often prevented them from lowering prices. Sony has simply created the "compact" editions of its biggest flagship phones with the same features and specifications. It has moved away from that when sales have dropped, but the Xperia 5 could be a comeback to form.
The Xperia 1 sports a 6.5-inch 4K OLED display, but its 21: 9 ratio. This makes it very large and narrow. So, it was more comfortable to hold in one hand than a 16: 9 or 18: 9 phone with the same diagonal. Although, the overall length makes the phone a little awkward sometimes. The Xperia 5 has an OLED of 6.1 inches in 1080p and it is still 21: 9. Of a width of only 68 mm, it will be easy to use with one hand, provided not to have to reach the top of the screen too often. In comparison, the 10+ score is almost one centimeter wider.
Inside, the Xperia 5 has almost the same configuration as the Xperia 1. There is a Snapdragon 855, 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of internal storage. The battery is necessarily a little smaller at 3140mAh (3.300mAh in the Xperia 1), but the lower resolution display should more than compensate. The phone runs Android 9 Pie and Android 10 has just been launched a few days ago. It's not uncommon for phones launched every fall to offer a one-year-old version of Android, and Sony's track record with Android updates is at best uneven.
The Xperia 5's three-camera system includes a 12MP main unit, a 12MP telephoto lens, and a 12MP wide-angle shooter. Sony states that the camera application uses the same autofocus technology as that of its line of cameras without Alpha mirror. However, Sony's software processing is behind Google and Samsung.
The Xperia 5 is expected to be available for pre-order next week in Europe and shipped in October. We have no price, nor confirmation of an American launch schedule for the moment.