#Echo37: Successful iPhone 11, incomprehensible Huawei Mate 30 Pro, Samsung Galaxy Fold lessons

On September 20, a lot of interesting films and series were released on Netflix at once. The two main premieres are the second season of Matt Groening's "Disenchantment" (we'll talk about it in "Things" of the month) and a three-part documentary film dedicated to Bill Gates.

#Echo37: successful iPhone 11, incomprehensible Huawei Mate 30 Pro, Samsung Galaxy Fold tutorial

The film contains many shots of past days, as well as photos and video materials from the personal archives of the Gates family. I just started watching the first part. The series begins with basic questions, among which was "the biggest fear." Gates replied that he was afraid his brain would stop working. It's hard not to believe him. After all, most of all I was struck by the library of Mr. Gates in the whole episode, where completely different books are mixed up. And somewhere in the middle of the episode, they showed a secretary who collects a bag of books for Gates on a business trip. Let me just list what she put and give links to these books (where possible, I will give a link to the Russian translation).

According to the secretary, she updates the books on a weekly basis. Part of the book focuses on the work of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, which, in a simplistic way, is trying to reinvent the toilet, since almost 3.5 billion people on the planet still live in terrible conditions and die from diarrhea, the cause of which is largely due to the fact that human waste in the absence of treatment facilities fall into the water. Many books are devoted to artificial intelligence, as well as business. Probably for the soul, Gates reads quantum mechanics. This book really stands out from the rest.

It's interesting that Mr. Gates seems to read only paper books, and makes all notes and notes by hand. In the entire series, Bill Gates seems to have never touched a computer.

I think that in the next issue of "Echo" I will make a separate article about everything interesting that I met in the documentary. If you get a chance, I recommend watching it. Russian subtitles are available on Netflix.

Google Play Pass

Google has submitted a response to Apple Arcade. A similar price of 4.99 per month for a family subscription for 5 people (Apple has 6 people). For the first year, the promo price is $1.99 per month. Prices for other markets will be announced later. Probably, in Russia it will be 199 rubles a month. But most likely, the “solo” subscription will be only the first six months, a maximum of a year, and then Google will make it possible to pay for both games and YouTube Premium at the same time.

#Echo37: successful iPhone 11, incomprehensible Huawei Mate 30 Pro, Samsung Galaxy Fold tutorial

Google Play Pass works the same as Arcade - subscription only, no in-app purchases or ads. A separate tab with subscription-based releases will appear in the app store. The option is available for all Android 4.4 and newer.

The main difference from Arcade is that Play Pass provides not only games, but also applications. For example, Photo Studio Pro, AccuWeather (and many other weather apps), MiniMetro. "More than 350 games and apps" will be available at launch. 2/3 are games.

Free and promotional versions will continue to be available. And if an advertising version was installed, then after purchasing a subscription it will be automatically updated. And every month Google promises to add new applications. The best part is that there are no in-app purchases. Google says that now all in-game purchases will simply become free. Probably, the developers will have to work on this somehow in order to create a balance of power in the game.

#Echo37: successful iPhone 11, incomprehensible Huawei Mate 30 Pro, Samsung Galaxy Fold tutorial

Developers will get paid based on how much time the user has spent playing a particular game. Also, all applications will be divided into categories. There is one fee for games, and another fee for the weather forecast.

The main plus is the presence of non-gaming applications. The main disadvantage is that these are just ordinary games from the Play Market, no exclusives. No careful selection, as is the case with Arcade. Probably, after some time, Play Pass will turn into a typical dump of "free" applications.

Google said the release dates of Arcade and Play Pass coincidentally coincided, and the company has been developing the option for a long time. Possibly, but so far it looks like a hastily made answer.

Huawei Mate 30 Pro

Last week, Huawei introduced a new Mate 30 Pro smartphone, with which a strange situation occurred. As you know, the smartphone does not come with Google services, so Richard Yu said at the presentation:

“We limited bootloader unlocking because we wanted to ensure consumer safety. But this time, we'll give them more freedom so they can do more customization on their own."

But after just a few days, Huawei officially said that they did not plan to give "more freedom" and an unlocked bootloader. It turned out to be a situation from the category when the right hand does not know what the left leg is doing.

Frankly, the clouds are gathering as the company flaunts that everything is fine, but when it comes to real action, then everything is limited to words. Introduced at the Huawei Developers Conference in August, Harmony OS remains largely a figment of the imagination, which no one has seen live on a smartphone. Now the top manager says one thing, and the press service another.

By the way, there is already an application that allows you to simplify the installation of Google services on Matu 30 Pro. It is called Google Service Assistant, but it has nothing to do with Google. This app is specially designed for Chinese Huawei smartphones. You can download it from here.

For now, the app is only in Chinese, but other languages ​​will probably be available soon. After installation, maps, an application store, a voice assistant and all other undercover services that we don’t notice, but they exist, will appear on the smartphone.

But since the Huawei Mate 30 Pro is not approved by Google, Google Pay will not work on the smartphone, which in theory can be replaced with Huawei Pay. The latter in Russia even supports Mir cards. There may also be problems with applications that use DRM licenses. For example, Netflix did not want to work. I guess the same problems should arise with Spotify.

Given that the Mate 30 Pro will be priced at a flagship price, you don't need to be a jackass to figure out that complex moves like this will scare away most buyers in countries where Google is allowed.

Samsung Galaxy Fold

The Samsung Galaxy Fold saga continues. I have already said how unpleasant it was that at IFA 2019, just a few days before the official start of sales, the Galaxy Fold was still shown only from the hands. While all other smartphones were overrepresented at booths with free access.

Now Samsung has released a promo video explaining how to handle the smartphone. You need to touch the screen easily, do not pick off the factory film, and do not need to glue third-party films, do not press on the fold, keep it away from dust and moisture, and since magnets are used in the design, it is undesirable to keep the smartphone in the same pocket with keys, bank cards and other similar.

Samsung has prepared the so-called Galaxy Fold Premier Service for the launch of the smartphone. It's a miracle. The service includes an initial personal consultation with an expert who will show you how to properly handle and use your smartphone. Also, the buyer will receive a personal hotline that operates 24/7, where you can call and ask a question about the smartphone. Free screen repair and replacement within one year. The company will also send a courier to pick up and return the smartphone. What I liked the most is that Galaxy Fold owners will be served without a queue at service centers.

Such a list of benefits shows that the smartphone is not ready to get to know the buyers. Of course, Samsung is doing its best to make getting to know the new technology as pleasant as possible. And thus protect your image as an innovative and customer-oriented company. The company was in a trap. Cancel the product, then ridicule can not be avoided. And if you launch it, then you have to withstand consumer terrorism.

Probably, Samsung decided to take a chance by spreading the straw. And here we can only say: "We sing glory to the madness of the brave." But it would be better to follow the example of Apple with wireless charging for all gadgets and just quietly remove it.

Thoughts about the new iPhone 11

Apple phone reviews will be posted on the site this week. Eldar, whose position you can guess, will present his view on the product, as well as the material will be published by Kirill Sergeev, who bought a MacBook Air with a sinking keyboard for 100 thousand and is very happy with the purchase. I just went to the store to make my own idea.

The first thought is that Apple smartphones have finally fallen off the pedestal. No excitement. Walk, look, touch.

Second thought. These are very beautiful devices. Most of all I liked the frosted glass on the back. Surprisingly, Apple again managed to come up with something that hadn't been there before in an oversaturated market. I really hope that other manufacturers will desperately start copying the new design, because the glossy iridescent backs are no longer strong.

#Echo37: successful iPhone 11, incomprehensible Huawei Mate 30 Pro, Samsung Galaxy Fold tutorial

Third thought. Let's wait for official statistics. But there is every reason to believe that the new iPhones will sell much better than the XS series. New recognizable design, new colors, new hardware. Very cool new software chips. And most importantly, the new price and new / old financial programs by installments and trade-in, which Apple officially highlighted at the presentation. The new iPhone 11 is perceived as much more affordable smartphones in the US.

The fourth thought. I don't even know about the price in Russia. Probably expensive. Or maybe not. It's more of a question of what kind of emotions you get in return. For example, I bought my Note 9 at full price. Which, of course, is disappointing, since after only three months, MTS derailed prices. But I don't regret the purchase one bit. On the contrary, I get great pleasure every time I use the device. If the iPhone gives you that feeling, then why not?

The fifth thought. After playing with the cameras and remembering the presentation of Apple, I came to the conclusion that this is perhaps the most creative smartphone, the most consistent with the spirit of the company. And I'm not talking about image quality. It's about what you can do with these cameras. Creativity and self-expression are one of the basic needs in developed countries where people do not have to fight for survival. And Apple is working to meet those needs. Well done.

Skeptics may say that nothing new, a little software and any other smartphone will be able to do this. Maybe. But, firstly, it was Apple who originally came up with this Archive: Polo Shoes Size 24 option. A seminar at WWDC 2019 was devoted to this function. A video and presentation versions are available at the link explaining how everything works. Secondly, most things in this world are obvious, people are just not ready to spread their brains. They want to get a chewed, finished product to press a button and use. At the presentation, Apple showed several chic techniques that in the near future will try to repeat everything - from bloggers, journalists and Instagram divas to ordinary people. I wonder how long the recording of video streams from different cameras will remain a unique feature available only on iOS (Filmic Pro promises an updated iOS application before the end of the year)? I wonder how the smartphone will cope, what will be the battery discharge.

By the way, this feature will also appear on the iPhone XS Max. Learn, Samsung, which has clamped color selection exclusively for the 10th series of its smartphones.

Technology and schools

The site also featured materials about a special Dell laptop for schools and a story about how Huawei promotes virtual reality for educational purposes. However, I still wonder if there is any benefit from technology in schools.

A large-scale experiment has been going on in the United States for more than 5 years, in which some schools have almost completely abandoned textbooks and notebooks. Students use laptops to study. For understanding. These are not just PDF tutorials and Word, but full-fledged educational interactive applications.

It's interesting that researchers still can't figure out if the technique is useful or not. On the one hand, new technologies make it easier to explain complex topics, communication is easier when you have to work in groups, students can learn at their own pace. On the other hand, in Baltimore, where 115,000 students learned in a new way, academic performance statistics deteriorated by 5-10%, depending on the subject. The district leadership decided to reduce the number of vehicles in the first and second grades. And in the neighboring district, they are generally going to return books to schools. A study conducted in Spain as part of the EduCat program, which included mother tongue, English and math, showed that old school students also score 5-10% higher than progressive students.

According to the secretary, she updates the books on a weekly basis. Part of the book focuses on the work of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, which, in a simplistic way, is trying to reinvent the toilet, since almost 3.5 billion people on the planet still live in terrible conditions and die from diarrhea, the cause of which is largely due to the fact that human waste in the absence of treatment facilities fall into the water. Many books are devoted to artificial intelligence, as well as business. Probably for the soul, Gates reads quantum mechanics. This book really stands out from the rest.

It is interesting that Mr. Gates seems to read only paper books, and makes all notes and notes by hand. In the entire series, Bill Gates seems to have never touched a computer.

I think that in the next issue of "Echo" I will make a separate article about everything interesting that I met in the documentary. If you get a chance, I recommend watching it. Russian subtitles are available on Netflix.

Google Play Pass

Google has submitted a response to Apple Arcade. A similar price of 4.99 per month for a family subscription for 5 people (Apple has 6 people). For the first year, the promo price is $1.99 per month. Prices for other markets will be announced later. Probably, in Russia it will be 199 rubles a month. But most likely, the “solo” subscription will be only the first six months, a maximum of a year, and then Google will make it possible to pay for both games and YouTube Premium at the same time.

#Echo37: successful iPhone 11, incomprehensible Huawei Mate 30 Pro, Samsung Galaxy Fold tutorial

Google Play Pass works the same as Arcade - subscription only, no in-app purchases or ads. A separate tab with subscription-based releases will appear in the app store. The option is available for all Android 4.4 and newer.

The main difference from Arcade is that Play Pass provides not only games, but also applications. For example, Photo Studio Pro, AccuWeather (and many other weather apps), MiniMetro. "More than 350 games and apps" will be available at launch. 2/3 are games.

Free and promotional versions will continue to be available. And if an advertising version was installed, then after purchasing a subscription it will be automatically updated. And every month Google promises to add new applications. The best part is that there are no in-app purchases. Google says that now all in-game purchases will simply become free. Probably, the developers will have to work on this somehow in order to create a balance of power in the game.

#Echo37: successful iPhone 11, incomprehensible Huawei Mate 30 Pro, Samsung Galaxy Fold tutorial

Developers will get paid based on how much time the user has spent playing a particular game. Also, all applications will be divided into categories. There is one fee for games, and another fee for the weather forecast.

The main plus is the presence of non-gaming applications. The main disadvantage is that these are just ordinary games from the Play Market, no exclusives. No careful selection, as is the case with Arcade. Probably, after some time, Play Pass will turn into a typical dump of "free" applications.

Google said the release dates of Arcade and Play Pass coincidentally coincided, and the company has been developing the option for a long time. Possibly, but so far it looks like a hastily made answer.

Huawei Mate 30 Pro

Last week, Huawei introduced a new Mate 30 Pro smartphone, with which a strange situation occurred. As you know, the smartphone does not come with Google services, so Richard Yu said at the presentation:

“We limited bootloader unlocking because we wanted to ensure consumer safety. But this time, we'll give them more freedom so they can do more customization on their own."

But after just a few days, Huawei officially said that they did not plan to give "more freedom" and an unlocked bootloader. It turned out to be a situation from the category when the right hand does not know what the left leg is doing.

Frankly, the clouds are gathering as the company flaunts that everything is fine, but when it comes to real action, then everything is limited to words. Introduced at the Huawei Developers Conference in August, Harmony OS remains largely a figment of the imagination, which no one has seen live on a smartphone. Now the top manager says one thing, and the press service another.

By the way, there is already an application that allows you to simplify the installation of Google services on Matu 30 Pro. It is called Google Service Assistant, but it has nothing to do with Google. This app is specially designed for Chinese Huawei smartphones. You can download it from here.

For now, the app is only in Chinese, but other languages ​​will probably be available soon. After installation, maps, an application store, a voice assistant and all other undercover services that we don’t notice, but they exist, will appear on the smartphone.

But since the Huawei Mate 30 Pro is not approved by Google, Google Pay will not work on the smartphone, which in theory can be replaced with Huawei Pay. The latter in Russia even supports Mir cards. There may also be problems with applications that use DRM licenses. For example, Netflix did not want to work. I guess the same problems should arise with Spotify.

Given that the Mate 30 Pro will be priced at a flagship price, you don't need to be a jackass to figure out that complex moves like this will scare away most buyers in countries where Google is allowed.

Samsung Galaxy Fold

The Samsung Galaxy Fold saga continues. I have already said how unpleasant it was that at IFA 2019, just a few days before the official start of sales, the Galaxy Fold was still shown only from the hands. While all other smartphones were overrepresented at booths with free access.

Now Samsung has released a promo video explaining how to handle the smartphone. You need to touch the screen easily, do not pick off the factory film, and do not need to glue third-party films, do not press on the fold, keep it away from dust and moisture, and since magnets are used in the design, it is undesirable to keep the smartphone in the same pocket with keys, bank cards and other similar.

Samsung has prepared the so-called Galaxy Fold Premier Service for the launch of the smartphone. It's a miracle. The service includes an initial personal consultation with an expert who will show you how to properly handle and use your smartphone. Also, the buyer will receive a personal hotline that operates 24/7, where you can call and ask a question about the smartphone. Free screen repair and replacement within one year. The company will also send a courier to pick up and return the smartphone. What I liked the most is that Galaxy Fold owners will be served without a queue at service centers.

Such a list of benefits shows that the smartphone is not ready to get to know the buyers. Of course, Samsung is doing its best to make getting to know the new technology as pleasant as possible. And thus protect your image as an innovative and customer-oriented company. The company was in a trap. Cancel the product, then ridicule can not be avoided. And if you launch it, then you have to withstand consumer terrorism.

Probably, Samsung decided to take a chance by spreading the straw. And here we can only say: "We sing glory to the madness of the brave." But it would be better to follow the example of Apple with wireless charging for all gadgets and just quietly remove it.

Thoughts about the new iPhone 11

Apple phone reviews will be posted on the site this week. Eldar, whose position you can guess, will present his view on the product, as well as the material will be published by Kirill Sergeev, who bought a MacBook Air with a sinking keyboard for 100 thousand and is very happy with the purchase. I just went to the store to make my own idea.

The first thought is that Apple smartphones have finally fallen off the pedestal. No excitement. Walk, look, touch.

Second thought. These are very beautiful devices. Most of all I liked the frosted glass on the back. Surprisingly, Apple again managed to come up with something that hadn't been there before in an oversaturated market. I really hope that other manufacturers will desperately start copying the new design, because the glossy iridescent backs are no longer strong.

#Echo37: successful iPhone 11, incomprehensible Huawei Mate 30 Pro, Samsung Galaxy Fold tutorial

Third thought. Let's wait for official statistics. But there is every reason to believe that the new iPhones will sell much better than the XS series. New recognizable design, new colors, new hardware. Very cool new software chips. And most importantly, the new price and new / old financial programs by installments and trade-in, which Apple officially highlighted at the presentation. The new iPhone 11 is perceived as much more affordable smartphones in the US.

The fourth thought. I don't even know about the price in Russia. Probably expensive. Or maybe not. It's more of a question of what kind of emotions you get in return. For example, I bought my Note 9 at full price. Which, of course, is disappointing, since after only three months, MTS derailed prices. But I don't regret the purchase one bit. On the contrary, I get great pleasure every time I use the device. If the iPhone gives you that feeling, then why not?

The fifth thought. After playing with the cameras and remembering the presentation of Apple, I came to the conclusion that this is perhaps the most creative smartphone, the most consistent with the spirit of the company. And I'm not talking about image quality. It's about what you can do with these cameras. Creativity and self-expression are one of the basic needs in developed countries where people do not have to fight for survival. And Apple is working to meet those needs. Well done.

Skeptics may say that nothing new, a little software and any other smartphone will be able to do this. Maybe. But, firstly, it was Apple who originally came up with this Archive: Polo Shoes Size 24 option. A seminar at WWDC 2019 was devoted to this function. A video and presentation versions are available at the link explaining how everything works. Secondly, most things in this world are obvious, people are just not ready to spread their brains. They want to get a chewed, finished product to press a button and use. At the presentation, Apple showed several chic techniques that in the near future will try to repeat everything - from bloggers, journalists and Instagram divas to ordinary people. I wonder how long the recording of video streams from different cameras will remain a unique feature available only on iOS (Filmic Pro promises an updated iOS application before the end of the year)? I wonder how the smartphone will cope, what will be the battery discharge.

By the way, this feature will also appear on the iPhone XS Max. Learn, Samsung, which has clamped color selection exclusively for the 10th series of its smartphones.

Technology and schools

The site also featured materials about a special Dell laptop for schools and a story about how Huawei promotes virtual reality for educational purposes. However, I still wonder if there is any benefit from technology in schools.

A large-scale experiment has been going on in the United States for more than 5 years, in which some schools have almost completely abandoned textbooks and notebooks. Students use laptops to study. For understanding. These are not just PDF tutorials and Word, but full-fledged educational interactive applications.

It's interesting that researchers still can't figure out if the technique is useful or not. On the one hand, new technologies make it easier to explain complex topics, communication is easier when you have to work in groups, students can learn at their own pace. On the other hand, in Baltimore, where 115,000 students learned in a new way, academic performance statistics deteriorated by 5-10%, depending on the subject. The district leadership decided to reduce the number of vehicles in the first and second grades. And in the neighboring district, they are generally going to return books to schools. A study conducted in Spain as part of the EduCat program, which included mother tongue, English and math, showed that old school students also score 5-10% higher than progressive students.

And here many questions and hypotheses arise. First, how good are the tutorials? Maybe it's them? Secondly, is it necessary to convert all subjects and all classes into electronic form? On the one hand, it's probably good when from the first grade you are taught to work with technology. On the other hand, is there enough consciousness at this age so as not to be distracted by extraneous things?,/

#Echo37: Successful iPhone 11, incomprehensible Huawei Mate 30 Pro, Samsung Galaxy Fold lessons

On September 20, a lot of interesting films and series were released on Netflix at once. The two main premieres are the second season of Matt Groening's "Disenchantment" (we'll talk about it in "Things" of the month) and a three-part documentary film dedicated to Bill Gates.

#Echo37: successful iPhone 11, incomprehensible Huawei Mate 30 Pro, Samsung Galaxy Fold tutorial

The film contains many shots of past days, as well as photos and video materials from the personal archives of the Gates family. I just started watching the first part. The series begins with basic questions, among which was "the biggest fear." Gates replied that he was afraid his brain would stop working. It's hard not to believe him. After all, most of all I was struck by the library of Mr. Gates in the whole episode, where completely different books are mixed up. And somewhere in the middle of the episode, they showed a secretary who collects a bag of books for Gates on a business trip. Let me just list what she put and give links to these books (where possible, I will give a link to the Russian translation).

According to the secretary, she updates the books on a weekly basis. Part of the book focuses on the work of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, which, in a simplistic way, is trying to reinvent the toilet, since almost 3.5 billion people on the planet still live in terrible conditions and die from diarrhea, the cause of which is largely due to the fact that human waste in the absence of treatment facilities fall into the water. Many books are devoted to artificial intelligence, as well as business. Probably for the soul, Gates reads quantum mechanics. This book really stands out from the rest.

It's interesting that Mr. Gates seems to read only paper books, and makes all notes and notes by hand. In the entire series, Bill Gates seems to have never touched a computer.

I think that in the next issue of "Echo" I will make a separate article about everything interesting that I met in the documentary. If you get a chance, I recommend watching it. Russian subtitles are available on Netflix.

Google Play Pass

Google has submitted a response to Apple Arcade. A similar price of 4.99 per month for a family subscription for 5 people (Apple has 6 people). For the first year, the promo price is $1.99 per month. Prices for other markets will be announced later. Probably, in Russia it will be 199 rubles a month. But most likely, the “solo” subscription will be only the first six months, a maximum of a year, and then Google will make it possible to pay for both games and YouTube Premium at the same time.

#Echo37: successful iPhone 11, incomprehensible Huawei Mate 30 Pro, Samsung Galaxy Fold tutorial

Google Play Pass works the same as Arcade - subscription only, no in-app purchases or ads. A separate tab with subscription-based releases will appear in the app store. The option is available for all Android 4.4 and newer.

The main difference from Arcade is that Play Pass provides not only games, but also applications. For example, Photo Studio Pro, AccuWeather (and many other weather apps), MiniMetro. "More than 350 games and apps" will be available at launch. 2/3 are games.

Free and promotional versions will continue to be available. And if an advertising version was installed, then after purchasing a subscription it will be automatically updated. And every month Google promises to add new applications. The best part is that there are no in-app purchases. Google says that now all in-game purchases will simply become free. Probably, the developers will have to work on this somehow in order to create a balance of power in the game.

#Echo37: successful iPhone 11, incomprehensible Huawei Mate 30 Pro, Samsung Galaxy Fold tutorial

Developers will get paid based on how much time the user has spent playing a particular game. Also, all applications will be divided into categories. There is one fee for games, and another fee for the weather forecast.

The main plus is the presence of non-gaming applications. The main disadvantage is that these are just ordinary games from the Play Market, no exclusives. No careful selection, as is the case with Arcade. Probably, after some time, Play Pass will turn into a typical dump of "free" applications.

Google said the release dates of Arcade and Play Pass coincidentally coincided, and the company has been developing the option for a long time. Possibly, but so far it looks like a hastily made answer.

Huawei Mate 30 Pro

Last week, Huawei introduced a new Mate 30 Pro smartphone, with which a strange situation occurred. As you know, the smartphone does not come with Google services, so Richard Yu said at the presentation:

“We limited bootloader unlocking because we wanted to ensure consumer safety. But this time, we'll give them more freedom so they can do more customization on their own."

But after just a few days, Huawei officially said that they did not plan to give "more freedom" and an unlocked bootloader. It turned out to be a situation from the category when the right hand does not know what the left leg is doing.

Frankly, the clouds are gathering as the company flaunts that everything is fine, but when it comes to real action, then everything is limited to words. Introduced at the Huawei Developers Conference in August, Harmony OS remains largely a figment of the imagination, which no one has seen live on a smartphone. Now the top manager says one thing, and the press service another.

By the way, there is already an application that allows you to simplify the installation of Google services on Matu 30 Pro. It is called Google Service Assistant, but it has nothing to do with Google. This app is specially designed for Chinese Huawei smartphones. You can download it from here.

For now, the app is only in Chinese, but other languages ​​will probably be available soon. After installation, maps, an application store, a voice assistant and all other undercover services that we don’t notice, but they exist, will appear on the smartphone.

But since the Huawei Mate 30 Pro is not approved by Google, Google Pay will not work on the smartphone, which in theory can be replaced with Huawei Pay. The latter in Russia even supports Mir cards. There may also be problems with applications that use DRM licenses. For example, Netflix did not want to work. I guess the same problems should arise with Spotify.

Given that the Mate 30 Pro will be priced at a flagship price, you don't need to be a jackass to figure out that complex moves like this will scare away most buyers in countries where Google is allowed.

Samsung Galaxy Fold

The Samsung Galaxy Fold saga continues. I have already said how unpleasant it was that at IFA 2019, just a few days before the official start of sales, the Galaxy Fold was still shown only from the hands. While all other smartphones were overrepresented at booths with free access.

Now Samsung has released a promo video explaining how to handle the smartphone. You need to touch the screen easily, do not pick off the factory film, and do not need to glue third-party films, do not press on the fold, keep it away from dust and moisture, and since magnets are used in the design, it is undesirable to keep the smartphone in the same pocket with keys, bank cards and other similar.

Samsung has prepared the so-called Galaxy Fold Premier Service for the launch of the smartphone. It's a miracle. The service includes an initial personal consultation with an expert who will show you how to properly handle and use your smartphone. Also, the buyer will receive a personal hotline that operates 24/7, where you can call and ask a question about the smartphone. Free screen repair and replacement within one year. The company will also send a courier to pick up and return the smartphone. What I liked the most is that Galaxy Fold owners will be served without a queue at service centers.

Such a list of benefits shows that the smartphone is not ready to get to know the buyers. Of course, Samsung is doing its best to make getting to know the new technology as pleasant as possible. And thus protect your image as an innovative and customer-oriented company. The company was in a trap. Cancel the product, then ridicule can not be avoided. And if you launch it, then you have to withstand consumer terrorism.

Probably, Samsung decided to take a chance by spreading the straw. And here we can only say: "We sing glory to the madness of the brave." But it would be better to follow the example of Apple with wireless charging for all gadgets and just quietly remove it.

Thoughts about the new iPhone 11

Apple phone reviews will be posted on the site this week. Eldar, whose position you can guess, will present his view of the product, as well as the material will be published by Kirill Sergeev, who bought a MacBook Air with a sinking keyboard for 100 thousand and is very happy with the purchase. I just went to the store to make my own idea.

The first thought is that Apple smartphones have finally fallen off the pedestal. No excitement. Walk, look, touch.

Second thought. These are very beautiful devices. Most of all I liked the frosted glass on the back. Surprisingly, Apple again managed to come up with something that hadn't been there before in an oversaturated market. I really hope that other manufacturers will desperately start copying the new design, because the glossy iridescent backs are no longer strong.

#Echo37: successful iPhone 11, incomprehensible Huawei Mate 30 Pro, Samsung Galaxy Fold tutorial

Third thought. Let's wait for official statistics. But there is every reason to believe that the new iPhones will sell much better than the XS series. New recognizable design, new colors, new hardware. Very cool new software chips. And most importantly, the new price and new / old financial programs by installments and trade-in, which Apple officially highlighted at the presentation. The new iPhone 11 is perceived as much more affordable smartphones in the US.

The fourth thought. I don't even know about the price in Russia. Probably expensive. Or maybe not. It's more of a question of what kind of emotions you get in return. For example, I bought my Note 9 at full price. Which, of course, is disappointing, since after only three months, MTS derailed prices. But I don't regret the purchase one bit. On the contrary, I get great pleasure every time I use the device. If the iPhone gives you that feeling, then why not?

The fifth thought. After playing with the cameras and remembering the presentation of Apple, I came to the conclusion that this is perhaps the most creative smartphone, the most consistent with the spirit of the company. And I'm not talking about image quality. It's about what you can do with these cameras. Creativity and self-expression are one of the basic needs in developed countries where people do not have to fight for survival. And Apple is working to meet those needs. Well done.

Skeptics may say that nothing new, a little software and any other smartphone will be able to do this. Maybe. But, firstly, it was Apple who originally came up with this Archive: Polo Shoes Size 24 option. A seminar at WWDC 2019 was devoted to this function. A video and presentation versions are available at the link explaining how everything works. Secondly, most things in this world are obvious, people are just not ready to spread their brains. They want to get a chewed, finished product to press a button and use. At the presentation, Apple showed several chic techniques that in the near future will try to repeat everything - from bloggers, journalists and Instagram divas to ordinary people. I wonder how long the recording of video streams from different cameras will remain a unique feature available only on iOS (Filmic Pro promises an updated iOS application before the end of the year)? I wonder how the smartphone will cope, what will be the battery discharge.

By the way, this feature will also appear on the iPhone XS Max. Learn, Samsung, which has clamped color selection exclusively for the 10th series of its smartphones.

Technology and schools

The site also featured materials about a special Dell laptop for schools and a story about how Huawei promotes virtual reality for educational purposes. However, I still wonder if there is any benefit from technology in schools.

A large-scale experiment has been going on in the United States for more than 5 years, in which some schools have almost completely abandoned textbooks and notebooks. Students use laptops to study. For understanding. These are not just PDF tutorials and Word, but full-fledged educational interactive applications.

It's interesting that researchers still can't figure out if the technique is useful or not. On the one hand, new technologies make it easier to explain complex topics, communication is easier when you have to work in groups, students can learn at their own pace. On the other hand, in Baltimore, where 115,000 students learned in a new way, academic performance statistics deteriorated by 5-10%, depending on the subject. The district leadership decided to reduce the number of vehicles in the first and second grades. And in the neighboring district, they are generally going to return books to schools. A study conducted in Spain as part of the EduCat program, which included mother tongue, English and math, showed that old school students also score 5-10% higher than progressive students.

And here many questions and hypotheses arise. First, how good are the tutorials? Maybe it's them? Secondly, is it necessary to convert all subjects and all classes into electronic form? On the one hand, it's probably good when from the first grade you are taught to work with technology. On the other hand, is there enough consciousness at this age so as not to be distracted by extraneous things?,/

#Echo37: Successful iPhone 11, incomprehensible Huawei Mate 30 Pro, Samsung Galaxy Fold lessons

On September 20, a lot of interesting films and series were released on Netflix at once. The two main premieres are the second season of Matt Groening's "Disenchantment" (we'll talk about it in "Things" of the month) and a three-part documentary film dedicated to Bill Gates.

The film contains many shots of past days, as well as photos and video materials from the personal archives of the Gates family. I just started watching the first part. The series begins with basic questions, among which was "the biggest fear." Gates replied that he was afraid his brain would stop working. It's hard not to believe him. After all, most of all I was struck by the library of Mr. Gates in the whole episode, where completely different books are mixed up. And somewhere in the middle of the episode, they showed a secretary who collects a bag of books for Gates on a business trip. Let me just list what she put and give links to these books (where possible, I will give a link to the Russian translation).

According to the secretary, she updates the books on a weekly basis. Part of the book focuses on the work of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, which, in a simplistic way, is trying to reinvent the toilet, since almost 3.5 billion people on the planet still live in terrible conditions and die from diarrhea, the cause of which is largely due to the fact that human waste in the absence of treatment facilities fall into the water. Many books are devoted to artificial intelligence, as well as business. Probably for the soul, Gates reads quantum mechanics. This book really stands out from the rest.

It's interesting that Mr. Gates seems to read only paper books, and makes all notes and notes by hand. In the entire series, Bill Gates seems to have never touched a computer.

I think that in the next issue of "Echo" I will make a separate article about everything interesting that I met in the documentary. If you get a chance, I recommend watching it. Russian subtitles are available on Netflix.

Google Play Pass

Google has submitted a response to Apple Arcade. A similar price of 4.99 per month for a family subscription for 5 people (Apple has 6 people). For the first year, the promo price is $1.99 per month. Prices for other markets will be announced later. Probably, in Russia it will be 199 rubles a month. But most likely, the “solo” subscription will be only the first six months, a maximum of a year, and then Google will make it possible to pay for both games and YouTube Premium at the same time.

The main plus is the presence of non-gaming applications. The main disadvantage is that these are just ordinary games from the Play Market, no exclusives. No careful selection, as is the case with Arcade. Probably, after some time, Play Pass will turn into a typical dump of "free" applications.

Google said the release dates of Arcade and Play Pass coincidentally coincided, and the company had been developing the option for a long time. Possibly, but so far it looks like a hastily made answer.

Huawei Mate 30 Pro

Last week, Huawei introduced a new Mate 30 Pro smartphone, with which a strange situation occurred. As you know, the smartphone does not come with Google services, so Richard Yu said at the presentation:

“We limited bootloader unlocking because we wanted to ensure consumer safety. But this time, we'll give them more freedom so they can do more customization on their own."

But after just a few days, Huawei officially said that they did not plan to give "more freedom" and an unlocked bootloader. It turned out to be a situation from the category when the right hand does not know what the left leg is doing.

Frankly, the clouds are gathering as the company flaunts that everything is fine, but when it comes to real action, then everything is limited to words. Introduced at the Huawei Developers Conference in August, Harmony OS remains largely a figment of the imagination, which no one has seen live on a smartphone. Now the top manager says one thing, and the press service another.

By the way, there is already an application that allows you to simplify the installation of Google services on Matu 30 Pro. It is called Google Service Assistant, but it has nothing to do with Google. This app is specially designed for Chinese Huawei smartphones. You can download it from here.

For now, the app is only in Chinese, but other languages ​​will probably be available soon. After installation, maps, an application store, a voice assistant and all other undercover services that we don’t notice, but they exist, will appear on the smartphone.

But since the Huawei Mate 30 Pro is not approved by Google, Google Pay will not work on the smartphone, which in theory can be replaced with Huawei Pay. The latter in Russia even supports Mir cards. There may also be problems with applications that use DRM licenses. For example, Netflix did not want to work. I guess the same problems should arise with Spotify.

Given that the Mate 30 Pro will be priced at a flagship price, you don't need to be a jackass to figure out that complex moves like this will scare away most buyers in countries where Google is allowed.

Samsung Galaxy Fold

The Samsung Galaxy Fold saga continues. I have already said how unpleasant it was that at IFA 2019, just a few days before the official start of sales, the Galaxy Fold was still shown only from the hands. While all other smartphones were overrepresented at booths with free access.

Now Samsung has released a promo video explaining how to handle the smartphone. You need to touch the screen easily, do not pick off the factory film, and do not need to glue third-party films, do not press on the fold, keep it away from dust and moisture, and since magnets are used in the design, it is undesirable to keep the smartphone in the same pocket with keys, bank cards and other similar.

Samsung has prepared the so-called Galaxy Fold Premier Service for the launch of the smartphone. It's a miracle. The service includes an initial personal consultation with an expert who will show you how to properly handle and use your smartphone. Also, the buyer will receive a personal hotline that operates 24/7, where you can call and ask a question about the smartphone. Free screen repair and replacement within one year. The company will also send a courier to pick up and return the smartphone. What I liked the most is that Galaxy Fold owners will be served without a queue at service centers.

Such a list of benefits shows that the smartphone is not ready to get to know the buyers. Of course, Samsung is doing its best to make getting to know the new technology as pleasant as possible. And thus protect your image as an innovative and customer-oriented company. The company was in a trap. Cancel the product, then ridicule can not be avoided. And if you launch it, then you have to withstand consumer terrorism.

Probably, Samsung decided to take a chance by spreading the straw. And here we can only say: "We sing glory to the madness of the brave." But it would be better to follow the example of Apple with wireless charging for all gadgets and just quietly remove it.

Thoughts about the new iPhone 11

Apple phone reviews will be posted on the site this week. Eldar, whose position you can guess, will present his view of the product, as well as the material will be published by Kirill Sergeev, who bought a MacBook Air with a sinking keyboard for 100 thousand and is very happy with the purchase. I just went to the store to make my own idea.

The first thought is that Apple smartphones have finally fallen off the pedestal. No excitement. Walk, look, touch.

Second thought. These are very beautiful devices. Most of all I liked the frosted glass on the back. Surprisingly, Apple again managed to come up with something that hadn't been there before in an oversaturated market. I really hope that other manufacturers will desperately start copying the new design, because the glossy iridescent backs are no longer strong.

Third thought. Let's wait for official statistics. But there is every reason to believe that the new iPhones will sell much better than the XS series. New recognizable design, new colors, new hardware. Very cool new software chips. And most importantly, the new price and new / old financial programs by installments and trade-in, which Apple officially highlighted at the presentation. The new iPhone 11 is perceived as much more affordable smartphones in the US.

The fourth thought. I don't even know about the price in Russia. Probably expensive. Or maybe not. It's more of a question of what kind of emotions you get in return. For example, I bought my Note 9 at full price. Which, of course, is disappointing, since after only three months, MTS derailed prices. But I don't regret the purchase one bit. On the contrary, I get great pleasure every time I use the device. If the iPhone gives you that feeling, then why not?

The fifth thought. After playing around with the cameras and remembering the presentation of Apple, I came to the conclusion that this is perhaps the most creative smartphone, the most consistent with the spirit of the company. And I'm not talking about image quality. It's about what you can do with these cameras. Creativity and self-expression are one of the basic needs in developed countries, where people do not have to fight for survival. And Apple is working to meet those needs. Well done.

Skeptics may say that nothing new, a little software and any other smartphone will be able to do this. Maybe. But, firstly, it was Apple who originally came up with such an Archive: Polo Shoes Size 24 option. A seminar at WWDC 2019 was devoted to this function. A video and presentation versions are available at the link explaining how everything works. Secondly, most things in this world are obvious, people are just not ready to spread their brains. They want to get a chewed, finished product to press a button and use. At the presentation, Apple showed several chic techniques that in the near future will try to repeat everything - from bloggers, journalists and Instagram divas to ordinary people. I wonder how long the recording of video streams from different cameras will remain a unique feature available only on iOS (Filmic Pro promises an updated iOS application before the end of the year)? I wonder how the smartphone will cope, what will be the battery discharge.

Skeptics may say that nothing new, a little software and any other smartphone will be able to do this. Maybe. But, firstly, it was Apple who originally came up with such Archive: Polo Shoes Size 24 Archive: Polo Shoes Size 24 option. A seminar at WWDC 2019 was devoted to this function. A video and presentation versions are available at the link explaining how everything works. Secondly, most things in this world are obvious, people are just not ready to spread their brains. They want to get a chewed, finished product to press a button and use. At the presentation, Apple showed several chic techniques that in the near future will try to repeat everything - from bloggers, journalists and Instagram divas to ordinary people. I wonder how long the recording of video streams from different cameras will remain a unique feature available only on iOS (Filmic Pro promises an updated iOS application before the end of the year)? I wonder how the smartphone will cope, what will be the battery discharge.

By the way, this feature will also appear on the iPhone XS Max. Learn, Samsung, which has clamped color selection exclusively for the 10th series of its smartphones.

Technology and schools

The site also featured materials about a special Dell laptop for schools and a story about how Huawei promotes virtual reality for educational purposes. However, I still wonder if there is any benefit from technology in schools.

A large-scale experiment has been going on in the United States for more than 5 years, in which some schools have almost completely abandoned textbooks and notebooks. Students use laptops to study. For understanding. These are not just PDF tutorials and Word, but full-fledged educational interactive applications.

It's interesting that researchers still can't figure out if the technique is useful or not. On the one hand, new technologies make it easier to explain complex topics, communication is easier when you have to work in groups, students can learn at their own pace. On the other hand, in Baltimore, where 115,000 students learned in a new way, academic performance statistics deteriorated by 5-10%, depending on the subject. The district leadership decided to reduce the number of vehicles in the first and second grades. And in the neighboring district, they are generally going to return books to schools. A study conducted in Spain as part of the EduCat program, which included mother tongue, English and math, showed that old school students also score 5-10% higher than progressive students.

And here many questions and hypotheses arise. First, how good are the tutorials? Maybe it's them? Secondly, is it necessary to convert all subjects and all classes into electronic form? On the one hand, it's probably good when from the first grade you are taught to work with technology. On the other hand, is there enough consciousness at this age so as not to be distracted by extraneous things?,/