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LG G8X ThinQ Dual Screen review: For $700, better productivity than the Galaxy Fold

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LG G8X ThinQ Dual Screen review: For $700, better productivity than the Galaxy Fold

While Samsung’s Galaxy Fold is pushing technology forward, LG offers up an inexpensive 2 screen device that’s higher for productivity than the Fold.

The flexibility to use the LG G8X as a standard Android phone with one screen is a benefit too.

While Samsung is pushing innovation with the Galaxy Fold, it is very expensive at $2,000, and despite the large 7.3-inch display, the dual app experience is definitely compromised by screen size. For the past week, I’ve been testing out the LG G8X ThinQ with its LG Dual Screen cover, and it clearly offers a platform that is much better for productivity at a price that is even less than flagships from Apple, Samsung, and others.

Rather than focusing on gimmicks this time, as it did with Air Motion on the G8, LG is heavily promoting the LG Dual Screen cover experience, which is a great approach since that is the standout feature of this device and is improved over what was offered in the LG V50 ThinQ device. In addition, you still get LG’s Quad DAC audio, MIL-STD 810G shock resistance, Google Assistant key with LG specific functions, and capable video recording features. A microSD card and 3.5mm audio socket are also found on this phone

See also LG V50 ThinQ 5G review: A dual-display 5G flagship

At the MSRP of $699.99, it’s tough not to at least consider the LG G8X.

The OnePlus seven professional is priced during this vary, along with the Apple iPhone 11, but the Dual Screen cover offers a lot for multi-taskers and is not something

that has to be attached at all times.

LG G8X THINQ SPECIFICATIONS

  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
  • Display: 6.4-inch, 2340 x 1080 pixels resolution OLED 19.5:9 aspect ratio (403 PPI)
  • Operating system: mechanical man nine.0 Pie with LG UX 9.0 UI
  • RAM: 6GB
  • Storage: 128 internal with microSD expansion card slot
  • Cameras: 13MP super-wide (136 degrees) f/2.4 and 12MP rear f/1.8 cameras. 32MP f/1.9 front-facing camera.
  • Water resistance: IP68 water and dust rating
  • Shock resistance: MIL-STD 810G
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, NFC, FM radio
  • Battery: 4,000mAh non-removable with Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0
  • Dimensions: 159.3 x 75.8 x 8.4mm and 192g
  • Color: Aurora Black

For the first time, we see LG going without a rear capacitive fingerprint sensor.

Instead, it places one below the show with optical technology.

The LG G8X has dual stereo speakers and that lovely 32-bit Hi-Fi Quad DAC that LG is known for so audiophiles will love this phone.

The dual rear cameras are flush-mounted and are aligned horizontally on the G8.

It has mechanical man nine Pie out of the box with the Gregorian calendar month 2019 security update thus it’s current at launch.

LG DUAL SCREEN SPECIFICATIONS

  • Display: 6.4-inch, 2340 x 1080 pixels resolution OLED 19.5:9 aspect ratio (403 PPI)
  • Outside cover display: 2.1-inch mono
  • Hinge: 360 free stop
  • Dimensions: 165.96 x 84.63 x 14.99mm and 134g
  • Color: Aurora Black

The LG G8X ThinQ has a gorgeous OLED screen with a small teardrop notch for the front-facing camera. Something new for LG is an in-display fingerprint sensor. It’s an optical one, so it has been performing well — better than the ultrasonic one on new Samsung phones.

A 4,000mAh battery gets me through a full busy day, but heavy usage of the Dual Screen cover will burn through battery life at a pretty quick pace. I still made it through the day but developed battery anxiety with constant use of both screens. Quick Charge 3.0 fast charging and wireless charging are also present so battery life should not be a concern with the G8X.

LG was the first to launch dual cameras with an ultra-wide-angle lens and it continues with a dual-camera setup on the back. The ultra-wide-angle lens is a bit wider than we have seen on previous LG devices with the field-of-view going from 107 to 136 degrees. There has been some disappointment with Google’s move to using a telephoto lens for its second camera, so this setup may please folks who prefer ultra-wide-angle photography.

One aspect of this rear camera setup that differs from others is that these two cameras are designed so there is no protrusion from the rear and the back glass panel also serves to cover the camera lenses. The cameras are centered in the upper third of the phone.

While nearly every flagship today has some level of dust and water resistance, an IP rating, LG is the only one that continues to design and certify that its phones meet some level of drop/shock resistance. This capability is often overlooked, but the MIL-STD 810G certification of the G8X is something to seriously consider when you are in the market for a new smartphone. It also has a high-level IP68 rating so it is ready to go with you in the field.

LG is also one of the rare brands to continue to offer microSD expansion card support and a standard 3.5mm audio socket. It makes it even further with an integrated 32-bit Quad DAC so that you get an optimal audio experience when plugging in a headset.

LG also supports enjoyable audio playback through the speakers on the phone itself with the top speaker appearing at the very edge above the front-facing camera. The front-facing camera is incorporated into a teardrop design and sports 32 megapixels.

A dedicated Google Assistant button is on the left side with two volume buttons while a single power button is on the right. The microSD card/SIM cardholder is at the top of the phone. The second speaker, headphone jack, and USB-C port are all on the bottom of the G8X.

SOFTWARE

Android 9 Pie is installed by default with the Sept. 1, 2019, Android security patch. LG doesn’t have a great record for updates, but even more important than the major software versions is the monthly Android security updates. Let’s hope that LG improves in this area as it offers a very affordable, compelling phone with a capable dual-screen approach.

LG has worked to improve its UX a bit with the layout changing to a card type menu system, colors, and icons being refreshed, and grouping options and icons into a more intuitive arrangement. Tabs have been moved down to the bottom to be more reachable and user-friendly, too.

Out of the box, the G8X comes with the home screen set like the iPhone with all apps present on the home screen. Your Google Discover page is also an option as a home screen panel, which I find useful and use on every Android device I can find that supports this.

As an Android traditionalist, I prefer the home and app drawer setup so quickly switched to this layout. The problem here is that the app drawer continues to be a disappointment. In the app drawer, LG provides a couple of select folders and then app shortcuts are placed one after the other as they are installed. There are a few menu options for organizing apps — but even if you select alphabetically, that only applies to that moment. Apps installed after accessing the menu appear back in installed order, so you have to reorganize again. It’s pretty terrible that you have to so actively manage the app drawer and I look forward to the day LG updates this area of the OS.

Just like Samsung, LG provides some duplicate apps in addition to what is provided within Android.

I like a number of these over what Google offers, such as email (excellent for Exchange accounts), FM radio, file manager, and gallery.

However, the rest of the apps seem to offer more confusion than utility, especially when these apps are then updated via LG SmartWorld rather than the Google Play Store. These apps include; QuickMemo+, calendar, music, LG Health, and messaging.

Unfortunately, I tested the AT&T version that comes installed with AT&T Call Protect, AT&T apps, AT&T Mobile Security, AT&T Secure Family, AT&T ProTech, AT&T Smart Wi-Fi, DriveMode, Device Help, Setup & Transfer, Visual Voicemail, DIRECTV Remote, AT&T TV, DIRECTV, CNN, Bleacher Report, B/R Live, and various games. Some of these can be uninstalled, but the rest can only be hidden from view and are still taking up device storage.

The camera application is handy with an easy interface the same as what we have a tendency to see on the iPhone and different trendy golem smartphones.

Auto mode launches by default with bottom swipe options including studio, portrait, auto, manual camera, and more. More options include slo-mo, manual video, panorama, flash jump-cut, night view, YouTube Live, and AR stickers.

You can add, remove, move around on a lot of pages, or move these choices into the mode slider.

Cine video, cine shot, food, and more utilities are also available to download and use with the camera.

Icons appear on the right side of the viewfinder to switch between the two rear cameras or you can pinch and zoom to move between the wide-angle and standard cameras. Four options are present on the left side of the viewfinder that provides access to general camera settings (Google Lens suggestions, HDR, live photo, grid, and more), filters, a flash toggle, and timer settings.

DUAL SCREEN OPTIMIZATION AND USE CASES

While the LG G8X is a solid smartphone by itself, the real power comes with the full package that includes the LG Dual Screen cover. There is a Dual-Screen utility that appears on the right edge of the primary display to give you the following options: Swap screens, show main on dual-screen, show dual screen on main, but the main screen to sleep, wide view, and turn off the dual-screen.

Some apps have been optimized for the Dual Screen experience, as well as interesting use cases with the cover in place. Some examples include:

  • Text entry: Open up an app like Google Docs or Google Keep where a cursor appears in the app and then the bottom display will turn into a keyboard for mini QWERTY keyboard entry. I prefer to have the keyboard appear on the main display since it is heavier and will balance out the vertical second display best.
  • Wide-screen view: While there is an option to have the application you are using appear across both displays at once, I haven’t yet found much utility in this mode because it’s just too hard to ignore the large hinge and separation between the two displays.
  • Gaming: LG provides the ability to set up a custom game controller on one display, or use a default one, and then have gameplay appear on the upper display, when in landscape orientation. One aspect of gaming on phones that bothers me when playing first-person shooters and other action games is having to use your fingers on the display to control play. Having a separate display for this is a great option, while a physical controller would still be the best.
  • Watch and work: If you can multi-task, then it is fun to have a movie playing on one screen while you work on the other screen.
  • Shop and chat: I detest going to the grocery store, but I’ll do it for my wife if she gives me a list. I have shopped with the list in Google Keep on one side and messages open on the other to get updates from my wife while I’m in the store.
  • Watch a ball game and check stats: Given that we are in the final days of the World Series, you can watch a game on one screen while checking stats in the browser on another display.

PRICE AND AVAILABILITY

The LG G8X ThinQ is available from B&H, AT&T, and Sprint for an MSRP of $699.99.

The LG twin Screen cowl is enclosed by most sellers too.

For the lowest price, consider purchasing it from B&H Photo Video as it also comes unlocked without all of the extra carrier bloatware.

The AT&T price for this phone is $779.99. Sprint will sell it for $15/month (after a $16.21/month credit) with an 18-month lease obligation.

DAILY EXPERIENCES AND CONCLUSIONS

It’s nice to see LG address a couple of the cons that ZDNet’s Sandra Vogel listed in her full review. She mentioned lower resolution on the second screen and a poor speaker, but we now have the same resolution on both screens and solid stereo speakers. The resolution on the primary display has been lowered to match the second display, but at 403ppi, I doubt anyone will notice while the slightly better battery life may be worth the change in resolution.

LG has always come in at a launch price a bit lower than others, but this year it is trying to compete with a price hundreds less than comparable flagship phones. Also, users get a dual-screen experience that helps take productivity and efficiency to the next level.

If you want a phone that can stand up to the elements, brings an interesting experience with a second display, and doesn’t break the bank, then you should seriously consider the LG G8X ThinQ.

Initial testing of the camera reveals it is solid, but may not be quite as good as what we see from Google, Samsung, and Apple. This is one area I could not fully test in a week though so I’ll continue to use it and see how it works out.

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Employee Tracking Software: Making Employee Supervision More Productive

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Employee Tracking Software

Everyone has encountered a phenomenon where workers and apprentices tend to relax and unwind a little more when you are not in the room or the building. Do you want to be able to monitor your employees better? This is where an employee tracking software can be particularly useful.

Employee Tracking System allows you to track the activities of your employees through their company mobile phones. This means that you can track their names in address books, text logs, call history, GPS location, etc. It lets you know exactly what your employees are doing during the time of payment and at what time. All this happened. This method is completely legal and safe, and it is a great way to ensure your employees are as productive as possible.

First, you need to study your program as closely as possible. Since this is often done without your employees knowing, you need something accurate, fast, and undetectable. You’ll also need something compatible with various phones. Finally, since this spyware is available at different prices, you will need one that fits your budget.

Tracking employees using cell phone monitoring is one option for employers, but it has several obvious benefits.

  • Mobile Phone Abuse – Do your employees spend all day talking or texting? With accurate call and SMS logging, you can find out exactly how long he has been on the phone.
  • Employee tracking improves employee efficiency by providing accurate location data, giving you support where and when you need it.
  • Industrial espionage Whether you suspect one of your employees is colluding with competitors, mobile phone spying technology can notify you when a certain number is called, allowing you to eavesdrop.
  • Sick day abuse – By tracking employees, you can see if they’re at the doctor’s, at home, in bed or the game.

Employee Tracking Software Protects Confidential Information

This type of program is also designed to protect both employees and the company itself. Almost every industry uses confidential information about customers, customers and employees, and potential proprietary information or trade secrets. Securing this information is a key component of business continuity.

Not all threats to the security of confidential information constitute a direct attack on the network or sabotage in the office. There are other, more accurate ways to access restricted information. There have been many cases of people trying to portray themselves as customers, suppliers, or even administrators in a company to trick employees into giving up sensitive data or information. In addition to a keystroke recorder, employee tracking software can act as a preventive measure against this type of activity and provide an additional layer of protection for employees against such threats.

As a business owner, suppose you are going to cover the significant costs of providing all of your employees with a company phone. In that case, it makes sense to use the employee tracking software for maximum benefit to the company, and knowing where the help desk or delivery staff are during the day improves planning & support dramatically.

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What is Guest Posting/Guest Blogging?

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What is Guest Posting/Guest Blogging?

Just A visitor post is a piece of content you compose that you get distributed on another person’s blog as opposed to posting it on your webpage. This is done in return for some acknowledgment as a connection that focuses back to your site. 

Visitor posting is a white cap third-party referencing technique that has been around for quite a long time and stays perhaps the most significant approach to construct protected, top caliber, logical connections back to your site. 

Visitor presents give you access to a bigger crowd and a quality outer backlink in return for your endeavors recorded as a hard copy of the post. On account of Loganix, our visitor contributing to a blog administration deals with each progression in the visitor blog posting measure (testing out thoughts, composing the post, setting your connection, and working with the blog proprietors to get the piece distributed). 

You will pause for a moment and get a connection while we handle the difficult work. Furthermore, on account of our positions, you are not the patron/author. The substance will be composed and sent by the donor or the site’s proprietor. 

How Does Guest Posting Service Improve SEO? 

Visitor posting is quite possibly the most impressive external link establishment technique accessible today. Alongside publication joins, they help you support your inquiry rankings with dependable signs of accomplishment. Getting content posted on high-power web journals gives your space a lift and permits you to utilize fractional or definite match anchor text joins without putting on a show of being malicious. 

The sites we work with get natural traffic from Google and have a broad quality connection profile of their own. A connection from a Loganix visitor post request will assist with boosting your page’s rankings and your general area authority. For higher traffic, more significant position authority, and topically important visitor post connections – look at our Authority Links administration. 

Regardless of whether it’s protected to purchase a visitor posting administration? 

There’s nothing better than visitor posting administration. It’s successful, monetary, and gets results that endure long. With Outreach Monks’ visitor posting administrations, you can have confidence that nothing goes the incorrect way. The substance that is distributed for you isn’t simply special however definitive enough to ensure that the peruser thinks that it is useful. 

Would I be able to compose my substance? 

Indeed, why not! We’ll recognize your endeavors. Simply ensure that you have the substance prepared with you before you submit a request, to stay away from any superfluous deferrals in distributing. Likewise, our group will survey it before we get it distributed to ensure that it fulfills the quality guidelines of our accomplices. 

What is the Perfect Guest Post service

Visitor publishing content to a blog administration is an SEO practice insofar that they build up a notice and connection to your business somewhere else on the web – ideally somewhere trustworthy. The ideal visitor post, then, at that point, is unobtrusive, engaging, subjective, and worth perusing – all while being facilitated on a site that, when connected back to you, manages the cost of you the advantage of a further developed standing by affiliation. 

In any case, similarly, as the quality visitor is contributing to blog benefits out there, there are incalculable “reasonable” tricks posting bad quality substance on sick curated sites. The outcome? Web crawlers partner your business with inferior quality, allot you a low standing, and power your measurements into new lows. 

Why Guest Blog Service Matter 

Besides being fascinating to peruse, visitor posts are a checked and safe approach to reliably construct backlinks, which are fundamentally critical to your’s site design improvement. That implies they’re essential to ensuring your business gets found on the web, well before your rivals. 

Backlinks are the bread and butter of internet searcher notoriety – through the number of notices, and nature of notices you have, web search tools can most dependably measure how important your substance and web presence truly is. As a first-rate visitor post organization, we here at Techmagnate make a solid effort to demonstrate to web crawlers that your web presence is amazingly important.

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A Guide to Unmetered Dedicated Servers: What is the Best Site to Buy Cheap Plans?

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A Guide to Unmetered Dedicated Servers: What is the Best Site to Buy Cheap Plans?

Thinking about starting a new app, website, or blog? The initial decision that you have to make is buying a server that could host your site. Well, you may find various means to host your site. The one primary type of server is dedicated servers. The dedicated servers are further of different types, and one of them is an unmetered dedicated server.

In this article, you’ll be able to learn more about unmetered dedicated servers and from where to buy the best hosting plans of your choice.

What does mean by Unmetered Dedicated Servers?

This type of dedicated server is very famous nowadays. The reason behind it is, in an unmetered dedicated server, there is no limitation on the use of bandwidth per month. Bandwidth is the complete data transfer rate of an internet connection or a network. A dedicated server is linked to a network at a particular port speed. Afterward, you can use bandwidth in a limited amount on this specific port. Most servers on a port of 1GBps offer a bandwidth cap of 10 TB. Regardless of this, unmetered dedicated servers will facilitate you to utilize as much as the bandwidth needed by your server for an improved experience of dedicated server hosting.

Why Choose Unmetered Dedicated Server?

By using unmetered dedicated servers, along with getting no set limits on the usage of bandwidth per month, you can enjoy these benefits given below:

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  • Emphasis on the main perspectives of your business
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Unmetered Dedicated Servers Hosting Plans from the Best Site -THC Servers

You can find plenty of dedicated online servers hosting forums. So, if you are searching for the best unmetered dedicated servers, your search ends at THC Servers. THC Servers is one of the best and cheapest sites offering server hosting.

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Verdict

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