Monday, October 23, 2017

Is this our first look at the OnePlus 5T?

OnePlus seems to be gearing up for the release the next device in its T range. The OnePlus 3T arrived last year on November 15, featuring a similar design as the OnePlus 3 with a few specs upgrades, but this year, it seems that the OnePlus 5T will come with a new look.

In a leak from Chinese social media website Weibo from late last week, we’ve got a glimpse at the front and rear of a smartphone believed to be the new OnePlus model; check it out below.

The images corroborate the previous notion that the OnePlus 5T would include a larger display area than the OnePlus 5 — said to come in at 6-inches with a 2160 x 1080 resolution and 18:9 aspect ratio. The OnePlus 5 display came in the form of a more typical 5.5-inch panel with 1080p resolution and 16:9 aspect ratio.

You’ll also notice that the combined fingerprint scanner/home button, usually in place at the bottom center of OnePlus’ devices, appears to have been moved to the rear of the device (similar to the approach that Samsung took with the Galaxy S8 home button earlier this year.) The rest of the rear, meanwhile, looks the same as the OnePlus 5, and will by all accounts come in a matte black finish (as well as other possible color variations).

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The OnePlus alert slider seems to be back and in place on the left side of the phone, and the front-facing render also suggests that the OnePlus 5T’s display will have flat edges; OnePlus apparently isn’t following the likes of Samsung, LG, Apple with that recent trend.

Additionally, the image above left is quite different from a previously leaked image speculated to be the OnePlus 5T, which we hinted at the time might just be the Oppo F5.

We haven’t learned anything else about the possible OnePlus 5T price, specs or release date information from this latest leak, but we’ll let you know when we have more. What are your current thoughts on the OnePlus 5T? Let us know in the comments.

Sunday, October 22, 2017

7 HP Stream 11 Problems & How to Fix Them

HP Stream 11 problems are very frustrating. That’s why you need this breakdown of issues and fixes to address them. Without it, you may have to send your Windows 10 laptop back to HP for service.

HP Stream 11 problems are frustrating because you probably do everything on it. It’s your entertainment center when you are ready to watch Netflix and Hulu Plus. It’s also how you get homework done and shop online. You need it to work correctly every day.

Use these tips, tricks and workarounds to fix your HP Stream 11 problems. Gotta Be Mobile will add new HP Stream 11 problems and fixes to this breakdown as new reports of problems arrive.

How to Fix HP Stream 11 Wi-Fi Problems

Many users report HP Stream 11 Wi-Fi problems. Sometimes the system won’t connect to the internet when you wake it from sleep. Other times, the internet will stop working unexpectedly.

First, attempt to use the same Wi-Fi connection with another device, like your smartphone. If your smartphone connects to the internet using the same Wi-Fi network, there’s a problem with your HP Stream 11. Click on the Wi-Fi icon in the bottom-right corner of your screen. Then click on Network & Internet Settings. Look for the Network Troubleshooter and click on it. Follow the on-screen prompts to fix your HP Stream 11 Wi-Fi problems.

Read: 9 Basic Windows 10 Problems & How to Fix Them

If this doesn’t work, try restarting your laptop. Click on the Start button in the bottom-left corner of your screen. Next, click on the power button and choose Shut down. After your PC is completely off, turn it on again.

If the connection doesn’t work on your phone and on your HP Stream 11, there’s a problem with your internet access. Call your service provider to have them walk you through troubleshooting your router or modem.

Where to Order a Restore USB for the HP Stream 11

Your HP Stream 11 didn’t come with restore software. Instead, HP installed software for restoring your PC back to factory settings in an emergency. This software doesn’t help you if there’s something wrong with Windows or your BIOS, which is why it’s a good idea to buy a Restore USB drive.

The best place to get this restore media is directly from HP. Contact the company’s support department here. Have a shipping address, your credit card and your Stream 11 nearby. Let the agent know you’re ready to buy the restore media for your HP Stream 11.

How to Fix HP Stream 11 Battery Life Problems

If you’re having HP Stream 11 battery problems, try adjusting some of your settings or using some of your PC’s built-in tools to conserve battery power.

In Windows 10, click on the battery meter in the bottom-right corner of your screen. This is the power area. You can use the Battery Saver button to make your PC last longer between charges. It stops Mail, Facebook and other Windows Store apps from checking for updates in the background. It also darkens your device’s display. Some HP Stream 11 laptops even have a switch here that allows you to go from getting the best performance to getting the best battery life.

Battery Saver in Windows 10.

Read: How to Fix Bad Windows 10 Battery Life

If your HP Stream 11 doesn’t have Windows 10 on it, there are some basic steps you can take to boost battery life. First, lower your screen brightness. You can do this using the Function 2 and Function 3 keys along the top of your keyboard. Second, cut the number of apps you’re working with and close any extra browser tabs you have open. Lastly, turn off any wireless technology that you aren’t using, like Bluetooth or Wi-Fi.

When bad HP Stream 11 battery life is a constant problem, contact HP Support for a battery replacement. Don’t try to replace the battery inside your Stream 11 yourself.

How to Reset a Frozen HP Stream 11

To restart your frozen HP Stream 11, press the power button until the screen of your laptop goes black. Press the power button again to turn it back on.

How to Fix HP Stream 11 Storage Problems

HP Stream 11 storage problems turn up when your device has so much stuff on it that it can’t handle any more files.

First, try removing apps and programs that you don’t need. Open the Settings app, and click on Apps. Click on an app or program you don’t need and click on Uninstall.

Read: 4 Ways to Free Up Space on Windows 10

Windows 10 has a feature called Storage Sense that deletes unnecessary files. Inside the Settings app, click on System. Next, click on Storage in the menu on the left side of the app. It’s the fifth item in the list. Flip the Storage Sense switch to On. Storage Sense will delete the files that you don’t need regularly.

Your third option is to move some of your files. Your HP Stream 11 should have an SD card slot. Buy an SD card and move all your music and photos there. If you’re connected to the internet regularly, Microsoft’s OneDrive cloud storage service comes with 5GB of online storage for you to put your files.

How to Fix HP Stream 11 Won’t Boot Problems

Some users report their HP Stream 11 won’t boot or start, no matter what they do. If this is happening to you, this is what you need to do.

With your device off, press the power button on your HP Stream 11. Then, press the ESC key on your laptop’s keyboard. Next, press F10. This should take you to your device’s BIOS and Restore Menu. You can reinstall Windows and get your PC working again from this screen.

If this doesn’t work for you, contact HP Support or head to tech help desk, like Best Buy’s Geek Squad.

How to Fix All HP Stream 11 Windows 10 Problems

Some users report HP Stream 11 Windows 10 problems that are ruining their experience. If your PC can start and you can log in, there’s a very easy way to address these issues. Just restore Windows 10.

Read: How to Make a Full Backup of Your Windows 10 & Windows 8.1 PC

Back up all your documents, music, pictures and videos to a flash drive, external hard drive or OneDrive. Click on the Start button in the bottom-left corner of your screen. Next, tap or click on Settings. Then, click on Update & Recovery. Click on Recovery in the menu on the left side of the Settings app. It’s the fifth item in the list.

Read: How to Reset Your Windows 10 PC

Now follow all the on-screen prompts to restore Windows 10 to back to factory settings. This process can take a while, so be sure you have enough time to let your HP Stream 11 work on the restoration without interruption.

Again, Gotta Be Mobile will continue to add more HP Stream 11 problems to this breakdown as new issues turn up.

5 Best Chromebook Alternatives with Windows

HP Stream 11 – $199

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HP Stream 11 - $199

The HP Stream 11 is the ultimate Chromebook alternative for adults on a budget and kids with a lot of personality.

Like other inexpensive laptops, the HP Stream has a plastic shell. You decide whether you want that shell in blue or a more playful purple. Either way, the keyboard deck has white keys and an unobtrusive decoration. It weighs 2.6 pounds.

The notebook’s internals are modest. It has 4GB of RAM, an Intel Celeron N3060 dual-core processor and 32GB of storage. It’s 11.6-inch 1366 x 768 display doesn’t have touch. A built-in web camera lets you video chat, and the media card reader provides a convenient way to add storage or move files. A USB 2.0 port, HDMI port, headset jack and a USB 3.0 port all sit on the notebook’s left and right edges. HP says that the machine lasts for 10 hours on a single charge.

Read: $199 HP Stream Notebook Reveals How Chromebooks Will Die

The best thing about the HP Stream 11 is its value. More expensive Windows 10 laptops only come with free trials of Microsoft Office, but the HP Stream 11 includes a $69.99 Office 365 Personal subscription. The service adds OneDrive storage, Word, PowerPoint and Excel.

Buy the HP Stream 11 from Amazon for $199

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Saturday, October 21, 2017

2018 Lexus LC 500 Review

“What is that?” That was the question we heard all week while driving the 2018 Lexus LC 500. The aggressive looks hide a beautiful interior and under the hood is a raucous V8 engine that sounds positively thrilling while driving. Downshifting draws even more attention on Main Street.

It’s quick, but it’s not a sports car. It’s luxurious, but it’s not a grand tourer. The Lexus LC 500 brings Lexus’ new design language to fruition in a car that’s fun to drive, but that could use a little more power for the high price tag. Some buyers will want to opt for the Lexus RC F or hold out for the LC F in 2019 with more power.

The polarizing front end gives way to an amazing style that draws looks anywhere you take it. Inside, you’ll slip into a super luxurious interior where bolsters cradle you for the long haul or the fast trip.

The 2018 Lexus LC 500 price start at $92,000 for the base model. We tested the 2018 LC 500 equipped with the Performance package, all-weather trim package, a color heads up display, Torsen Limited Slip Rear Differential and Mark Levinson Surround Sound. The performance package is a must have to take a little weight away with a Carbon Fiber roof as well as for the active rear steering, speed activated spoiler and variable gear ration steering.

Friday, October 20, 2017

Huawei might release a foldable phone next year

As we look back at cell phones from the past couple of years, we can see several trends emerge. These range from dual-camera setups, to bezel-less designs, dropping the headphone jack, and more. The next trend we see might be foldable phones. ZTE recently released the Axon M and we know that Samsung is working on a foldable device too. So, who’s next? If you guessed Huawei, you might be right.

Speaking to CNET, the CEO of Huawei’s consumer group, Richard Yu confirmed that the company is currently working on a foldable phone. Though it is currently working on the device, it’s not yet ready for release. Yu said that it could be ready as early as next year, but it needs a better, more flexible screen technology and mechanical design.

We have two screens. But we still have a small gap [between the screens]. That’s not good, and we should get rid of that gap.

In addition to a foldable phone, Yu has his sights set on Samsung and Apple. Currently, Huawei sits as the number three phone-maker in the world, but it’s not getting complacent. When asked if Huawei will challenge for the title of biggest smartphone vendor, the answer was a resounding “yes”.

We will overtake them definitely. That’s our destiny. Maybe I’m not humble … but nobody can stop us.

One area that Huawei is looking to expand in is the United States. It does most of its business in Asia and Europe so it has plenty of room to grow here in the States. If it’s looking to grab that number one spot, taking a large portion of customers from Apple and Samsung in the US would be a good way to go about it. The company recently announced the Huawei Mate 10, Mate 10 Pro and Mate 10 Porsche Design in an effort to do just that.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

6 Minecraft Problems with Better Together Update & How to Fix Them

Since launch, Minecraft problems have wrecked the new Better Together update. Here’s how to fix those problems and how you can finally get Minecraft Better Together on your iPhone or video game console.

Announced over the summer, the Better Together update unites Minecraft players on video game consoles, smartphones and tablets. Anyone playing the game on one device can send an invite for their world to a friend or family member on another device. The update also links skins to your Microsoft Account and Xbox Live Gamertag, letting you buy one skin on your iPhone and reuse it on your Xbox One.

Unfortunately, Minecraft problems have ruined the Better Together update for many. Some gamers can’t stay connected to multiplayer for long before the game disconnects them. Others are having trouble moving their game worlds. Minecraft Better Together is an entirely new game download on consoles, confusing many gamers.

Read: Minecraft Better Together Release Date & Details

Here’s how to fix those Minecraft problems now, along with workarounds for the issues that there aren’t easy fixes for yet.

How to Fix Disconnection Minecraft Problems

After the Better Together update, some gamers on iPhone, Android and Xbox One have had trouble playing with each other for long periods of time. At first, all seems well, but someone is dropped from the game and everyone loses progress on their world within minutes.

To confirm that this is a problem with Microsoft’s servers and not your internet connection, restart your device. Also, switch internet connections if you can. If the problem is still happening, it’s with Xbox Live and not your device.

Playing over your phone or tablet’s mobile data connection away from a Wi-Fi network can also create Minecraft problems that look like connectivity issues. Play over Wi-Fi if multiplayer using LTE on your phone seems sluggish.

How to Fix World Transfer Minecraft Problems on Xbox One

On iPhone, Android and Windows, Minecraft Better Together is an update. Your phone, tablet or PC automatically downloads it and you don’t need to do anything more. Things are more complicated on Xbox One and that’s leading to world transfer problems.

Better Together is a completely new game on Xbox One. If you own, Minecraft: Xbox One Edition, you get this new version of the game for free, but you have to transfer your worlds to it before you can continue where you left off.

Once the new Minecraft is available to you, download it from the Xbox Store and open it. Since Xbox One saves your games in the cloud and on the console, the transfer should happen automatically. If it doesn’t, press the Menu button on your controller and Quit or Close the game. Try loading the new version of Minecraft that you got from Microsoft repeatedly until the transfer goes through. Worlds you’ve already created in Minecraft: Xbox One Edition can take around 15 minutes to finally transfer.

Read: Minecraft Limited Edition Xbox One S Pre-Orders 

How to Fix Redstone Minecraft Problems

When you move over a world to the new Minecraft, expect problems with how your Redstone objects are configured. That’s because Minecraft: Xbox One Edition uses a different setup for Redstone than the Pocket Edition did. This new version of Minecraft is based on Pocket Edition.

How to Fix Minecraft Coordinate Problems on Consoles

If you’re missing the coordinates feature, you’re probably on an Xbox One. Console Editions have Coordinates on their map. These aren’t in the new Minecraft because they were never available on mobile devices. Microsoft may fix this at some point, but it hasn’t done so yet.

Read: Better Together Minecraft DLC: 6 Things to Know

Minecraft DLC Problems

A small amount of content doesn’t transfer between some versions of Minecraft. According to Microsoft, this is because there are issues with their licenses.

If you have Minecraft: Xbox One Edition, your Minecon 2015 Skin Pack will carry over to the new version of the game and you can use it in multiplayer. It’s not available for purchase.

You can’t use the Simpsons Skin Pack, Marvel Avengers Skin Pack, Marvel Spider-Man Skin Pack and the Marvel Guardians of the Galaxy Skin Pack anywhere but on Xbox. What’s more, you can’t use them in any multiplayer world.

The Mass Effect Mash-Up Pack, Doctor Who Skins Volume 1, Doctor Who Skins Volume 2, First Birthday Skin Pack, Second Birthday Skin Pack, Third Birthday Skin Pack, Fourth Birthday Skin Pack and Fifth Birthday Skin Pack don’t transfer from Minecraft: Xbox One Edition.

How to Fix Problems Downloading Minecraft Better Together

If you’re having problems downloading Minecraft Better Together, look to your device’s app store.

Again, iOS and Android users get the Better Together update for free. Connect to your device’s app store and download the latest update.

If this hasn’t happened for you already, it is because your device doesn’t meet the game’s requirements. iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch users need iOS 8.0 installed on their device to get the latest version of the game, according to the iTunes Store. The requirements aren’t clear on Android, which is why you should check the Google Play Store on your phone or tablet to make sure it still meets the game’s requirements.

Read: Where You Should Download Minecraft

If you have a digital copy of Minecraft: Xbox One Edition, you can download the new Minecraft directly from the Windows Store on your console. You must play a disc copy of the game for 5 hours or buy DLC to get a free game unlock before January 30th, 2018.

The new Minecraft is coming to Nintendo Switch, but it’s still delayed. Microsoft says it will have more to share about the game soon, but it hasn’t said when it will launch.

Finally, PS4 owners don’t get the Minecraft Better Together update at all.

Gotta Be Mobile will continue to update this breakdown of Minecraft problems and fixes with new remedies for the problems gamers are encountering regularly.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Samsung’s advanced 8nm LPP process node is now ready for production

Samsung has announced that it has completed qualification on its 8-nanometer (nm) FinFET process technology, 8LPP (Low Power Plus), paving the way for it to start mass producing the node.

The South Korean tech giant delivered the news in a press release earlier today, stating that the new technology uses up to 10% less power than 10LPP — which Samsung completed the qualification of earlier this year — and has a 10% smaller surface area. Samsung also said that, while the process tech would have implications for mobile, it could also have benefits for cryptocurrency mining and network/server equipment, as well as “many other high-performance applications.”

“As the most advanced and competitive process node before EUV (extreme ultraviolet) is employed at 7nm, 8LPP is expected to rapidly ramp-up to the level of stable yield by adopting the already proven 10nm process technology,” wrote Samsung in the press release.

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Qualcomm is anticipated to be the first company to use Samsung’s 8-nano process tech in its upcoming Snapdragon mobile chips, while Samsung’s 10nm FinFET process was previously used in the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835.

Samsung Electronics is a force to be reckoned with in the world of semiconductors right now, and its completion of the 8LPP “three months ahead of schedule” could be significant for the company. Samsung is now able to place greater focus on its upcoming 7nm tech, though Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) — the current semiconductor market leader — has already made a deal with Qualcomm as its supplier of the 7-nano process, which could put a roadblock on Samsung’s recent semiconductor successes.

As for when Samsung will start production on the new node, we don’t yet know, but the company is expected to provide more details on its foundry roadmap, including “8LPP availability and 7nm EUV development,” in Munich later today.

2018 Honda Odyssey Review

The 2018 Honda Odyssey is the best minivan you can buy. It’s full of technology features that will make life in a minivan easier and it’s designed to handle the needs of busy parents. This minivan will keep your kids safe, entertained and keep their devices charged.

Completely new for 2018, the Honda Odyssey delivers better acceleration, great looks, a built-in vacuum, magic seats that reconfigure as you need them and loads of awesome features. If you love tech, and you want an awesome ride to haul your family, this is the minivan for you.


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