Best Apple MacBook 2016: A guide to buy the perfect MAC for you

We’ve all created our wish lists and through the savings done all through the year –we’ve reached the stage where we finally have enough to buy the perfect Apple MacBook. In the series of Apple articles, we start with suggesting you some of the best picks from the available Apple laptops to choose from. Apple … Read more

Apple MacBook: The Myth of Mac Invulnerability

For years, Mac computers have been touted as being virtually impenetrable. Users of Mac computers traditionally think themselves immune from the problems so many Windows users have dealt with for the past few decades. These beliefs aren’t without reason. Roughly a decade ago, Apple began running commercials about how much better their products were than … Read more

New Apple MacBook Pro Unveiled With Touchbar: Apple Event Oct 2016

Full of surprises, high-tech innovation and eye on the future of gadgets and technology – some glimpses from Apple’s “Hello Again” surprise event that took place on the 27th of October, which was apparently being kept as a surprise – with little news going around circles as to what exactly the event will be about. We at Bee Bulletin had predicted that the event might have to do something with the launch of the next MacBook and that’s exactly what the center point of the event was.

The BIG take away…

Apple has announced it’s new range of Mac Laptops, almost after an year since the last MacBook’s were released.

The new MacBook Pro comes in two variants, the 13 inch and the 15 inch – which again as we predicted, are larger in screen size to the 12 inch MacBook launched in 2015.

MacBook 13 inch version has 2 shades to it; one comes with touch bar and one without, the latter is slightly cheaper and targeted with those customers in mind who don’t require the finger sensors.

The new MacBook comes with the innovative feature of Touch Bar with finger scanner which also enables instant emoji.

The touchbar puts forward the ideate of Apple to move forward with it’s technology as this event comes with a sense that Apple is still adhering to it’s ideology of moving forward with the modern and drastically changing world of technology.

What is touchbar?

  • With the touchbar, if you’re typing pumpkin; there’ll be an automation option to select a pumpkin emoji to go along with the message.
  • Of course though, there are many other aspects to the touchbar – one of which is the whole look of it, which makes the new MacBook range look posh.
  • The touchbar also comes with finger sensor, which makes the laptop unique to it’s user.

Anything about the Apple TV?

As we had predicted, Apple will not launch a variant to it’s already launched Apple TV but might announce some new additions to the existing Apple TV model and that’s what transpired.

Apple has introduced a new TV app which will unify the content that you watch across all the applications. The TV app will also be made available on the iPad and the iPhone. The app will be made available to users via a free update which should come later this year.

The futuristic guide

  • Adding to this, Apple is also working on making TV accessible through Siri voice navigation.
  • Say for instance, if you were keen to catch a cricket match but didn’t know the right app to download; you’d just have to say “England vs India, 1st test” and Siri will find the app streaming the match live.

The new MacBook – what’s special?

  • Touch Bar : As we’ve already pointed out, the touch bar in the new MacBook makes it stand out from the previous generation laptops from Apple. Not only is this touch bar a transition from old to the new; it is more convenient and with finger sensing it does give Apple MacBook a distinct look to it’s predecessors and competitors.
  • Larger screen size : the complain of Apple users from the last year’s MacBook was regarding it’s small screen size of 12 inch, which really wasn’t apt for long duration of work. With Apple keeping this in mind, the updation from 12 to 13 inch will please the customer base that has the option to not go for the touch bar and opt for the cheaper launched 13-inch“pro” version, which comes without the touch sensor.
  • LG 5K Display : Apple devices have been known for great viewing angles and the new MacBooks are no different. With LG Built 5K Display, Apple executive Phil Schiller’s words aptly define the display as “ultimate docking station”.
  • Price : The 13inch MacBook PRO without touch sensor was launched at $1499. The 2 MacBooks launched with touch sensor are priced at $1799 and $2399, for 13 and 15 inch version respectively.

Video: YT / Apple

Contributor:- Aditya Jha

Google Pixel Unboxing And First Impression

Google Pixel launched in India amid much fanfare. At first glance, the phone looks oh-so-sweet! The dimensions are appropriate, the right balance between height (5.66 inches) and width (2.74 inches). It is quite sleek (.33 inches). The Very Silver color model we unboxed is indeed very silver.

Unboxing the Google Pixel was special for, us as it always is when a new gadget lands here. Before opening the box we almost knew all the phone’s specifications by heart. Even then the phone blew us away! The glass aluminium body design has a captivating look, and the Pixel booted up super quickly; both added up to a great first impression of the Google Pixel. To capture the unboxing experience we filmed a video of Google Pixel Unboxing.

Unboxing the Google Pixel

Google Pixel – The Box

Simple and sophisticated. A clean minimalist look with a half front picture of the phone. On the side, three key features of the Google Pixel are mentioned

  • Google Assistant
  • Google Cast
  • Daydream VR

Slide the box to open it.

Inside the box

You get the phone of course inside the box. With it there are two cables, one USB C – USB C, another USB C – Micro USB. Then there is the adapter also. You can connect the USB C – USB C to the adpater and plug it in to charge your Google Pixel. Although when you get the phone it is almost fully charged, around 85%, to start with.

As the Pixel has a 3.5 mm headphone jack, there is a set of headphones. All those abandoning iPhones can continue enjoying headphones connected via 3.5 mm jack with the Google Pixel.

Features of Google Pixel

Feature of Google Pixel Google Pixel Specification
Dimensions 143.8 x 69.5 x 8.5 mm (5.66 x 2.74 x 0.33 in)
Display type AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Screen size 5.0 inches (~69.0% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels (~441 ppi pixel density)
Operating system Android OS, v7.1 (Nougat)
Chipset Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 821
CPU Quad-core (2×2.15 GHz Kryo & 2×1.6 GHz Kryo)
Primary Camera 12.3 MP
Video 2160p@30fps, 1080p@30/60/120fps, 720p@240fps
Secondary Camera 8 MP
Battery Non-removable Li-Ion 2770 mAh battery (Stand-by Up to 456 h (3G), Talk time Up to 26 h (3G), Music play Up to 110 h)

Available in colors

Quite Black, Very Silver.

First impression

An awesome design is what comes to mind in the first place.

It scores a 10/10 for design. Mainly that is so for the detailing between the metallic body, glass portion at back, and white strips at corner. Moreover the dimensions are ideal, helping with holding the phone properly with one hand and reading a pleasurable experience.

Getting Started

The Let’s Go booklet with the Google Pixel diagrammatically explains how to get started.

All you need to do is boot up the phone and you are good to go!

Google Pixel Price In India

Google Pixel Release Date

Google Pixel Model Cost in India
Google Pixel (Very Silver, 128 GB) INR 66000
Google Pixel (Quite Black, 32 GB) INR 57000
Google Pixel (Quite Black, 128 GB) INR 66000
Google Pixel (Very Silver, 32 GB) INR 57000
Google Pixel XL (Very Silver, 32 GB) INR 67000
Google Pixel XL (Quite Black, 128 GB) INR 76000
Google Pixel XL (Quite Black, 32 GB) INR 67000

Apple Event October 2016 “Hello Again”: 5 Things You Need To Know

Apple Event October 2016 – Apple Events have through the years turned into a ritual such that it has become a festivity in it’s own. Each Apple event comes with the goodness of some big news in form of either some new gadgets or updates to the already launched ones – the excitement among the fans … Read more

5 Ways Smartphones Make us Superhuman

Smartphones get a bad rap sometimes. Yes, they impinge on our waking lives in merciless torrent of messages, prompts and notifications, ebbing at our own mindfulness. They keep us agitated in a perennial state of distraction, drawing ire from employers, lovers and other motorists as well. Still, for all their social flaws, smartphones do have … Read more