Today we got the new WordPress and I am sure folks put in ages of work on it, but sometimes change for the sake of change is the downfall of many a project. What appears cool to the developer is not necessarily intuitive to the user.
Hence my complaints about the WordPress 5.00 editor. To put it mildly it sucks. It takes 3 click to do what I once did all inside that “old” outdated editing screen.
Next time you folks decide to fix something, I suggest you remember the old axiom…”If it is working , do NOT Fuck with it!” Of course eventually I will find this version to be okay, but the shellshock that accompanied my first day using it is going to take weeks of therapy from a high end psychiatrist!
I can see where they are going with this and it works okay, once you figure out how to tweak it a bit, but next time folks, could we not take a galaxy wide leap, just maybe a few years ahead?
Okay, I have droned on enough and if you feel the same way, check my latest video and post you feedback, give it a thumbs up and share it!
I shot this one a few days back and it did take forever to finish. The point is that if I can do a video on a 2 year old tablet, you can use almost any of the newer Windows tablets or low cost notebooks to do this!
Late last year we saw a new segment coming to life: Always Connected PCs, basically laptops with 4G, Snapdragon CPUs and loads of battery life. Today we take one more step in that direction, as Qualcomm releases the 7nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx chip. That’s meant for Windows PCs and it’s detailed below.
The first Windows 10 PC with a Qualcomm CPU picked the Snapdragon 835 last year. It wasn’t that impressive performance-wise, but it let us reach a new tier of battery life. The second gen of Windows on ARM PCs will solve all worries, with a Snapdragon 850 CPU. It offers a 30% performance boost and now there’s talk of a third gen, the Snapdragon 8cx, which is an octa core 7 watt unit.
It’s supposed to be on par with a 15 watt Intel U Series laptop CPU. Qualcomm is sampling the CPU right now and we’ll see it on devices in the later part of 2019. Intel is still a dominating force for PCs, but AMD has shaken the market a bit over the past years with the Ryzen series. The Snapdragon 8cx isn’t meant to beat a Threadripper, but it may compete with an Intel chip or two.
The newcomer brings support for 2 Gbps 4G LTE, 8 Kryo 495 CPU cores, Adreno 680 graphics, up to 16 GB of LPDDR4X RAM and Dual Spectra 390 image signal processors. There’s also support for a 32 MP single camera or dual 16 MP cameras. Quick Charge 4+ is also here, for fast charging. The new GPU is said to offer twice the performance of the GPU in the Snapdragon 850.
As performance increases for Snapdragon PCs, we may also see a price increase, so we may even see $800 machines.
Samsung is preparing a slew of new devices for 2019 and aside from phones, they also have a few slates scheduled for debut. Those include the brand new Samsung SM-T378W, that was recently certified by the FCC. We have a theory about its identity.
Considering the Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2017) had the codename SM-T385, the newcomer SM-T387 could be the 2019 edition of the same slate. The product was listed on the website of the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC). While a Tab S5 is pretty much a sure deal for 2019, we weren’t sure if Samsung was going to launch more midrange slates.
The listing of the device includes an image of the product, showing its back side. You can clearly spot the company’s logo and a camera module without a LED flash at the back side. There’s a 3.5 mm audio jack in the mix and a very small hole for the microphone. Those are placed at the top, while the Power button and volume button are on the sides.
There’s also a microUSB port at the bottom and a speaker grille close to it. On the left side we found a slot for the microSD and SIM card slots. The listing also talks about WiFi and LTE versions of the device being in development. Expect a metal body, a modest camera and a Snapdragon or Exynos CPU. The debut could come close to MWC 2019.
French outfit Archos just debuted a new tablet, known as the Archos Oxygen 101S. This model is a budget offering, which promises “versatile use”. It’ll be available from Q1 2019, priced at around $169.
The French company has been on a roll over the past years, debuting a series of affordable devices and even some gaming slates. In September they debuted the Archos Oxygen 101 4G. Now we get a semi successor, taking the shape of the Archos Oxygen 101 S. This product is a 10.1 incher with an IPS LCD display with Full HD resolution. It also has a MediaTek Helio X20 processor inside, of the deca core variety.
There’s a Mali T880 GPU here that also makes the cut, 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of storage, for apps, photos and the works. A microSD card slot helps with expandable storage. Archos Oxygen 101 S stands out of the crowd of tablets through the fact it has a POGO connector. This lets you hook up accessories easily, including a keyboard and docking station. The back side includes a 5 MP camera and the front side a 2 MP shooter.
I should probably also mention there’s a fingerprint scanner in the mix. Archos Oxygen 101 S packs a 6000 mAh battery, which is supposed to last all day. Plus, it has Bluetooth and GPS, dual band WiFi and WiFi Direct. Oddly enough it has Android 9.0 Pie onboard, so Archos knows it’s doing.