What is Google Circle to Search?

What is Google Circle to Search?

Google Circle to Search is a new feature that allows users to search for information on any image or screenshot on their devices. With Google Circle to Search, users can simply draw a circle around any object or text on an image and get relevant results from Google. For example, if you see a product you like on an online store, you can circle it and get more details, reviews, or similar products. Or if you see a word you don’t know on a document, you can circle it and get its definition, pronunciation, or translation.

Google Circle to Search is powered by Google Lens, a technology that uses artificial intelligence to understand the content of images and provide useful information. Google Lens can recognize objects, landmarks, animals, plants, text, and more. It can also perform actions such as scanning QR codes, copying text or calling phone numbers.

To use Google Circle to Search, you need to have the latest version of the Google app installed on your device. You also need to enable the feature in the app settings. Once you do that, you can access Google Circle to Search from any app that supports sharing images or screenshots. Just tap on the share icon and select Google Circle to Search from the list of options. Then you can draw a circle around anything you want to search for and see the results in a pop-up window.

Google Circle to Search is a convenient and fast way to get more information from any image or screenshot on your device. It can help you learn new things, discover new products, or solve problems. You can try it out today and see what you can find with Google Circle to Search.

How do you enable Circle to Search

Circle to Search is a feature that allows you to search for anything on the web by drawing a circle around it on your screen. It is available on Android devices that support Google Lens, such as Pixel phones and some Samsung models. Here is how you can enable and use this feature:

  1. Open the Google app on your device and tap on the Lens icon at the bottom right corner.
  2. Grant the app permission to access your camera and photos if prompted.
  3. Point your camera at something you want to search for, such as a product, a landmark, or a text.
  4. Draw a circle around the object or text with your finger. You will see a blue circle with a magnifying glass icon appear on the screen.
  5. Tap on the icon to see the search results for the circled item. You can also swipe up to see more options, such as copy text, translate text, or shop for similar products.

You can also use Circle to Search from other apps that support Google Lens, such as Google Photos, Chrome, or Camera. Just look for the Lens icon and follow the same steps as above.

Circle to Search is a convenient and fast way to find information about anything you see around you. You can use it to identify plants and animals, learn about historical places, compare prices, and much more. Try it out today and see what you can discover with Circle to Search!

What to expect from iPhone 15

What to expect from iPhone 15

Hello, fellow Apple fans! Are you ready for some juicy rumors about the upcoming iPhone 15? Well, you’ve come to the right place. I’ve scoured the web for some of the most anticipated features of the next-generation iPhone, and I’m here to share them with you. But be warned: these are not confirmed by Apple, so take them with a grain of salt. Or a whole shaker, if you prefer.

Here are some of the features that we might see on the iPhone 15:

A USB-C port

Yes, you read that right. The iPhone 15 could finally ditch the Lightning port and adopt the universal USB-C standard that is already used by many Android phones and laptops. This would make charging and data transfer much easier and faster, and also reduce e-waste. But don’t throw away your Lightning cables just yet: Apple might still keep them for some models or accessories.

A smaller dynamic island cutout

The notch on the iPhone has been a controversial design choice since it was introduced on the iPhone X. Some people love it, some people hate it, and some people just don’t care. But if you’re one of those who wish for a more seamless screen experience, you might be happy to know that the iPhone 15 could feature a smaller notch that adapts to different scenarios. For example, it could shrink when watching videos or playing games, and expand when using FaceTime or Face ID.

A periscope telephoto camera

One of the most impressive features of some Android phones is their ability to zoom in on distant objects without losing much detail. This is achieved by using a periscope lens that bends light through a prism inside the phone’s body. The iPhone 15 could adopt this technology and offer up to 10x optical zoom or even more digital zoom. This would make your photos look amazing from any distance.

Improved image processing

Speaking of photos, the iPhone 15 could also improve its image processing capabilities by using artificial intelligence and machine learning. This would allow for better noise reduction, dynamic range, color accuracy, and portrait mode effects. You could also expect more creative modes like astrophotography or night mode timelapse.

A redesigned titanium body

If you’re tired of cracking your glass back or scratching your aluminum frame on your iPhone, you might be interested in a more durable material: titanium. The iPhone 15 could feature a titanium body that is stronger and lighter than steel but also more resistant to corrosion and fingerprints. Titanium is also used in aerospace and medical applications, so you know it’s high-quality stuff.

Improved battery life

One of the most common complaints about iPhones is their battery life. No matter how big or efficient they make them, they always seem to run out at the worst possible moment. But fear not: the iPhone 15 could bring a serious battery life boost by using several tricks: faster memory that consumes less power, an improved display driver that regulates brightness better, reverse wireless charging that lets you share juice with other devices, and faster wired charging that fills up your battery in minutes.

New iOS features

Of course, no new iPhone would be complete without new software features as well. The iOS 17 update could bring some exciting changes to your phone experiences such as better FaceTime connectivity and audio with voice isolation and spatial audio, redesigned messages with shared playlists and photo collections, focus updates and changes to notifications with custom profiles and summaries, live text recognition with translation support, improved maps with interactive globes and detailed city views, enhanced privacy protection with app privacy reports and mail tracking prevention, among others.

There you have it: some of the possible features of the iPhone 15 that could make it worth upgrading from your current model (or switching from Android). Of course, these are all based on rumors and leaks so they might change before launch day (or never happen at all).

But hey, that’s part of the fun of being an Apple fanboy (or fangirl), right? Let me know what you think about these features in the comments below, and stay tuned for more updates on the iPhone 15!

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Kaspersky simplifies solutions and brings new UI experiences

Kaspersky simplifies solutions and brings new UI experiences

Global cybersecurity and digital privacy company, Kaspersky, is simplifying its consumer products into Standard, Plus, and Premium. The products will be available on a subscription basis and bring an enhanced user interface (UI) and experience across Windows, Mac, iOS, and Android. The rebrand also introduces features covering security, privacy, performance, and identity.

Kaspersky Standard features security functionalities such as Real-time Protection, Safe Browsing, and Anti-Phishing. Against the latest digital threats and to provide defense from dangerous websites, downloads, and extensions. The Standard plan also offers users a Pre-Kaspersky virus removal tool that can find and remove viruses that may have found their way into users’ PCs before they installed Kaspersky. It includes a Firewall and Network Monitor which shows which apps are connected to the Internet. Additional performance tools, include Quick Startup, PC Speed-up, and Disk Space Cleanup tools. Game and Do Not Disturb mode.

kaspersky plus dashboard showing new user interface for threat protection and security

Kaspersky Plus features more Privacy capabilities. It gives users access to everything in the Standard plan plus unlimited VPN and Premium Password Manager. Subscribers also get a Data Leak Checker which monitors the Internet and dark web, warning them of a compromise to their private data and gives remedy recommendations. In addition, the plan includes Password Safety Status and lets them see which devices are connected to the home network,

The Premium plan adds digital identity protection and premium technical support to the plus with priority phone calls, chat services, and remote expert installation.

Kaspersky’s new plan subscription price

Standard also dubbed essential provides security for one user account and up to ten devices. It starts at $24.99 for a device per year. The plus plan also known as the advanced plan starts at $35.99 per device per year and $39.99 for three devices per year for two user accounts. The premium plan which includes a one-year free Kaspersky Safe Kids is available to five accounts and starts at$54.99 per year for up to ten devices. Find out more about the plans here.

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The new Doogee S98 with Dual Screen and Night Vision set to launch on March 28th

The new Doogee S98 with Dual Screen and Night Vision set to launch on March 28th

The new S98 rugged phone was announced last month by DOOGEE. The company will launch the dual-screen rugged phone on March 28th on AliExpress and Doogemall (the company’s official shopping platform).

S98 Doogee phone

Doogee S98 sports a unique dual-screen design. The display on the back is round like the one on the Huawei P50 pocket but comes with a bezel to complete the smartwatch look. The 1.1-inch display allows great freedom of customization to achieve a more personalized style. For e.g, you can set a special picture as the background picture and use colors in the picture to customize a theme for the display. It is convenient for music control, checking the time, battery levels, and notifications without having to flip the phone over.

[The rear display borrows from the classic round shape of the wristwatch. Doogee S98 combines the 2 awesome worlds of smartphones and smartwatches into one]

On the back of the phone, there is also a triple camera setup, the main 64MP main camera, an 8MP wide-angle camera, and the most interesting of the set, a 20MP night vision camera. The night vision camera allows you to capture and record videos in pitch-black environments. Thanks to the 2 infrared lights on the side, a clear picture is almost always guaranteed.

Under the hood, MediaTek helio G96 runs the show. The octa-core processor is designed for gaming which means faster performance. Paired with 8GB RAM and 256GB memory, performance is smooth without lags.

The battery on this beast is a 6000mAh battery capable of carrying you 2-3 days of active use. It comes with a 33W fast charger and supports a 15W wireless charger.

s98 doogee rugged smartphone

The main screen is a 6.3” FHD+ corning gorilla glass-protected display. It will run Android 12 out of the box which brings a host of advantages on the security and optimization front. It also comes with a fingerprint scanner and a custom button on either side of the phone. The features are completed with NFC, 4 navigational satellite support, toolkit, custom button, side-mounted fingerprint scanner, and many more.

Passing both IP68 and IP69K certifications with flying colors, S98 is waterproof from a depth of 1.5m and drop-proof from a height of 1.5m. It also breezed past the MIL-STD-810G tests, which means it can be used in the most extreme weather conditions.

Doogee S98’s global launch has been booked for March 28. Between March 28th and April 1st, it will be sold at a discounted price of $239 on AliExpress. After which, it will return to its original price of $339. But, if you want a free S98, Doogee is giving away 4 of them. To throw your hat in the ring, check the official S98 page for more details on the giveaway.

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Surface Duo review roundup, this is what all your favourite YouTubers are saying

Surface Duo review roundup, this is what all your favourite YouTubers are saying

Today, Microsoft is shipping out its Surface Duo Android-powered dual-screen mobile device to customers. This means we will hear in-depth reviews about the device. Here is a Surface Duo review roundup from some of your favourite tech YouTubers.

Like every other device review, the Microsoft Surface Duo review reactions are mixed. Most are fascinated by the hardware and design concept. A lot of them believe there is room for improvement and look forward to the next generation device to correct these shortfalls. Every reviewer seems to focus on an area of the device.

Microsoft Surface Duo Review Roundup

Here are summaries from the lengthy videos. Do well to click and check out the full videos for their thoughts on the Surface Duo.

Surface Duo review MKBHD Microsoft

MKBHD: It is an amazing piece of hardware but … it’s a bit of a mixed bag. It is the first of a lot of things. I don’t think most people should buy this.
Overall, practicality suffering at the expense of folding in half is the thing that’s holding back all first-generation folding phones. And it is happening here with Surface Duo. When the fold is just another feature, that’s what i’m looking forwarding to.
But keep an eye on it, i really think they are on to something. I like the dual-screen thing … because the productivity, flow, compartmentalization of having two screens work, it’s real.
Click to check out the full review video.

Surface Duo review iJustine YouTube Microsoft

iJustine: This has a great future. I don’t think this is perfect by any means, there are so many things they will need to make this better. For a first-gen, i’m pretty excited about what the Surface Duo can be.
Click to check out the full review video.

Surface Duo Daniel Rubino windows central Microsoft
Daniel Rubino – Windows Central

Daniel: Microsoft nailed the hardware. The battery life is actually pretty good, it isn’t a two-day device, it should last you a full day. The camera is actually better than i thought. Where it fails should be obvious, night time. It’s kind of surprising, i like the colour science that Microsoft has done. Images look really nice even though you don’t get a lot of details. The front-facing camera is also very good for selfies and video conferencing, which is the focus of this device.
The software is underbaked and Microsoft is going to have to work with Google to improve that and i expect they will. The OS is a little buggy, the hardware is missing a lot of stuff on it. This is early adopter stuff.

Click to check out the full review video.

More views …

Mr. Mobile Microsoft
Mr. Mobile

Michael Fisher: The Duo is more expensive than competing products. It is more ambitious as well. You probably shouldn’t buy one in its first generation, … almost every first-generation product is a risky buy.
The things i was most concerned about going into this review, have been the least of my worries. Pocketability is a pleasant suprise.
The lack of a cover display for notifictaions is solved by a smartwatch. The watches also let you tap to pay. You probably don’t need an outside display as you think.

Click to check out the full review video.

Brad Sam - Sams Report review
Brad Sam – Sams Report

Brad: The Surface Duo has average specs but opening it up is a lot of fun. The hinge is buttery smooth. Microsoft put in a lot of effort into this hardware. This device has a lot to offer and for the right user, this is going to be a fun thing to put in your pocket. When you hold it in your hands it is large, a big device, in a thin package.
There’s a lot that goes on with the OS though, that is something we should talk about. There are a lot of minor hiccups and jaddering that appear from time to time. There is definitely a learning curve. It is not a great smartphone for the price.
What you want this device for is to be your productivity hardware. Outlook is fantastic, Teams is fantastic. It is a great piece of hardware for getting work done.

Click to check out the full review video.

and even more reviews

Jenna Ezarik

Jenna: Lots of you asked different questions and i talk about them. I’m pretty impressed in the quality of the display. Compared to the iPhone this is very very clear. I think the hardware is there, the software needs some updates and improvements. It is a really cool device.

Click to check out the full review video of the device.

David Imel – Android Authority

David: The hardware is different from any other you’ve ever used. There is going to be a lot of tradeoffs if you make a device that is this thin.
The key problem is developers have to specifically implement the duo API into their app to get it to span correctly. Right now not even Google has done this. At the system level the duo thinks it is a tablet, the system registers it as one big display. The Microsoft Duo isn’t optimized yet. Microsoft needs a little bit more time to get the software under control.

Click to check out the full review video.

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