Monday, 2 September 2019

First dual-screen laptop: Asus Zenbook Pro Duo

Dual-screen laptops James P. DeVellis

For a while now, there have been versions of laptops that tried to add a screen component in the keyboard area. The most notable examples of this is the Apple MacBook Pro’s touch bar, as well as the Asus ZenBook Pro’s LCD touch pad. While both iterations have their uses, they weren’t in any way game changing features. That is until Asus announced their concept for the Asus Zenbook Pro Duo. James P. DeVellis.
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The Asus Zenbook Pro Duo uses the upper half of the keyboard area with an OLED panel they call SCREENPAD™ PLUS. This full 14” touchscreen has a resolution of 3840x1100 and supports up to four-finger smart gestures, as well as a touch pen. The main screen is a full 15.6” OLED display with extremely thin bezels. James P. DeVellis

The unit is a powerhouse in terms of its internals. It rocks an Intel Core i9-9980HK processor with a 2.4GHz octa-core with Turbo Boost. For its graphics card, it uses an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060. As for its memory, the highest spec reaches up to 32GB RAM. In terms of size, this laptop is by no means a light unit with a weight of 5.5 pounds. James P. DeVellis.

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The Asus Zenbook Pro Duo is geared toward content creators who can embrace the secondary screen. It can handle rigorous tasks such as video editing with ease. It can also be used by gamers with its gaming-grade graphics. James P. DeVellis.

There are only a few drawbacks to this design. Firstly, the touchpad is located to the right where the number pad is supposed to be. The typing experience can also seem awkward at the start. Its battery is also not the best. Still, the Asus Zenbook Pro Duo can easily replace most workstations in the market today. James P. DeVellis

Wednesday, 17 July 2019

Best 5G compatible smartphones coming this 2019

5G Tech in Smartphones James P. DeVellis
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With reports of telco brands rolling out 5G services, smartphone manufacturers rush to come out with phones that are compatible with the new technology. It’s a race to create amazing phones with stellar features which can also maximize 5G services. 5G technology can reach speeds of up to 100 gigabits per second. But for smartphones, we are looking at 15% – 50% improvement in internet speed. In the right conditions, 5G can allow users to download 4K movies in minutes. To know which unit to buy, here are some of the best 5G compatible smartphones released or coming out this 2019. James P. DeVellis.

Huawei Mate X
The Mate X is more known for its folding design rather than its 5G capability. Its amazing 8-inch display is unheard of, as well as its base price of $2,500. It’s a phone geared toward those who need the extra space for multi-tasking, or those who need to view multi-media files but don’t want the bulkiness of a tablet or a laptop. James P. DeVellis

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What makes the V50 THINQ unique is that it can turn from a regular smart phone to a foldable one in seconds thanks to its detachable secondary display. It packs a Snapdragon 855 processor, triple lens camera, and a great QHD+OLED display. One key factor that makes this phone a great choice is its price. For a flagship phone, it only costs a little over $1,000. James P. DeVellis.

Samsung Galaxy Note 10
The Note series is always anticipated by the tech industry. Rumored to have a superfast updated UFS 3.0 storage technology, loads of RAM, and the best camera today, expect this titan to come out swinging later this year. James P. DeVellis.

5G will eventually roll out to mid-tier phones. But for now, people owning these flagship 5G compatible phones can have all the fun and internet speeds in the world. James P. DeVellis

Friday, 14 June 2019

Expert tips on choosing the right phone for you

My name is James P DeVellis. I’ve had a love affair with technology for most of my life. I’ve kept track of all the mobile phones and smartphones I’ve owned throughout the years, and I’ve written reviews for most of them.
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 However, when I get to talk to my friends, especially those who plan to buy new smartphones, I’m astounded by the fact that they have no idea what to get. Some of them even confess to regretting their purchases.

Because of this, I’ve put together a few questions you should ask yourself when deciding to buy a smartphone. Think of it as a guide of sorts.

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Question #1: Do I really need a new phone?

This question is often overlooked because people prioritize wants over needs. Smartphones, especially the good ones, aren’t cheap and if you’re going to invest in them, make sure you need it and your old one is no longer serving your needs.

Question #2: What do I need from a phone?

A more obvious question than the first one, this question makes you think of the phone’s functionality. How will it help you in your daily life? Aside from calling and texting and going online, what else do you need from a phone?

Question #3: How much am I willing to spend?

Set a budget well within your means. This is a James P DeVellis rule of thumb. Don’t go overboard because just like any piece of technology, new smartphone models come out every few months or so. A lot of my friends who’ve regretted their purchase do so because they feel they spent too much.

James P. DeVellis is an IT consultant who reviews gadgets and likes to share tech-related news. He uses his willingness to test run programs, platforms, and gadgets by reviewing them in his own tech blog. To read more articles like this, visit this page

Tuesday, 28 May 2019

Some rumors and updates on Blizzard’s much-anticipated Diablo 4

Fans of the hack-and-slack, role-playing Diabl franchise are eagerly awaiting the release of the game’s fourth iteration. Unfortunately, that isn’t coming anytime soon, even as Diablo 3 has essentially gone into maintenance mode and settled for seasonal boosts. IT professional and tech reviewer James P. DeVellis has some updates on the highly anticipated game hereunder.
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The game’s developer Blizzard has been very secretive about any info regarding its Diablo series. But during last year’s Blizzcon, loyal followers were shocked by the unexpected announcement that the series is instead going mobile. That reveal of Diablo Immortal was treated as laughable, betraying Blizzard’s renowned, long-running loyalty to the PC.

But Blizzard understands the huge disappointment the mobile game has caused its die-hard fans and has since made it crystal-clear that Diablo 4 is currently being developed. However, historically speaking, it may take much time before we can get our hands on the new game. Blizzard released Diablo 3 on June 2012, a good 12 years since its predecessor came out in 2000.

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Still, the huge backlash from last year’s fiasco is good reason for Blizzard to release Diablo 4 sooner. While even a projected date is still inexistent, there have been talks that the new take will showcase an open-world system, also allowing for a more robust multiplayer mode and improved class systems. There are rumors too that PvP will a central come-on to the game this time around, adds James P. DeVellis.

James P. DeVellis works for a tech company as an IT consultant. His job requires him to test new programs and apps. And as a hobby, he loves reviewing the newest gadgets. For related posts, visit this blog.

Tuesday, 16 April 2019

Woo-sahhh: Apps to help you relax

I’m James P. DeVellis, and I’m heavy into technology. I love checking out the newest gadgets and apps in town. For this blog, I’ll be featuring a few apps for all you heroes who work your butts off in your jobs. I know how stressful it can be, which is why I’ll be sharing some apps that can help you relax.
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Relax Melodies: Relax Melodies is exactly what its name suggests it is – an app that provides you a massive selection of relaxing tracks that can help you de-stress. What’s more is that you can set an alarm in case you end up too relax, you doze off. It also comes with volume control.

Calm: A James P. DeVellis favorite, Calm is incredibly easy to use. Even navigating the app through its interface is designed to be hassle-free and relaxing. Calm provides a number of virtual meditation sessions that range from 3 to 25 minutes. The app both relaxes and creates an atmosphere of positivity for users. There are meditations that focus on helping a person regain self-esteem, which is only one of the many positive effects promoted by the app.

Breathe2Relax: Breathe2Relax is an app made for those who are used to going through life in blinding speed. These are the people who are simply too busy to stop. Breathe2Relax provides a simple method of breathing through your diaphragm, which can be -- trust me -- incredibly calming.

Hello, my name is James P. DeVellis. I work in one of the largest tech companies in the world. The tech industry is not the easiest industry to work in, but it has its perks. I get to know more about the latest technology innovations. For more insightful reads on technology and gadgets, visit this page.

Monday, 11 March 2019

The best apps for planning your next vacation

With today’s smartphone technology constantly improving, there are many apps that we could download to make living a little bit easier. This also applies in traveling, as there is a wide selection of travel apps that can aid travelers. Tech expert James P. DeVellis lists down some of the best apps that you can download if you are planning a vacation soon.

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LoungeBuddy: When you travel with more than one flight, there will be instances that you will have to wait for hours before the next one. LoungeBuddy will help you find lounges you can access in any airport, including the ones that don’t require membership. It has a slick, easy-to-use interface that also lets you know which lounges can sell day passes.

AirHelp: Overbooked or delayed flights can happen any time when you travel, and this app helps in those cases. James P. Devellis says that this app can help you claim compensation for your flight delay or overbooked flights. It even has a referral bonus if there’s anyone else in your flight that uses the same app.

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Hostelworld: This accommodation booking app continues to be one of the best ones out there because of its efficiency in descriptions, filters, and prices. It has an attractive, user-friendly interface with a full screen interactive map that lets you know the best and most affordable places to stay in the area you are traveling to.

James P. DeVellis works for huge tech company and gets a lot of IT-related questions. He wishes to share his wide knowledge by starting his own social media platform and blogs centered on tech. For more articles and reviews on gadgets, visit this page

Tuesday, 12 February 2019

Online self-care: Prioritize your mental and emotional health with these tips

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These days, we live more convenient lives because of the internet and all its perks. However, too much of a good thing can be destructive. In this age where we can see what’s happening in the world and in our circle of friends online, it’s so easy to assume that the snippets of reality we see in our timelines make up the whole story. And since social media platforms have given everyone a voice, it’s so easy to offend and defend our actions. On top of being James P. DeVellis, IT consultant and online person, I’m also an advocate of online self-care. Let me share with you some tips to prioritize your mental and emotional health in this highly connected world:

Remember that social media is a tool—your life does not depend on it

Social media was designed to improve how we communicate with others whether in our personal relationships and other endeavors. Unfortunately, people have let their online lives take over their real ones. When you feel like you can’t go a day without social media and you mindlessly scroll through your timelines, it’s time for a change.

Focus on your life offline

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If you can communicate better with people when you’re online, it might also be good to have some quality face-to-face time. I often tell my internet friends that there’s more to James P. DeVellis than what they see on their feed. There are days when you need to live your without the intention of sharing about it online. When you start feeling stressed out, angry, jealous, or unnecessarily guilty, perhaps it’s time to log out of your accounts. This might be hard at first but after a few days, you’ll realize that there’s so much to do and see in the real world.

James P. DeVellis is an IT consultant, techie, and industry insider. He’s sharing the latest innovations on this space.