Android Nougat – Latest version of Android

What is Android?

Android is an open source and Linux-based Operating System for mobile devices such as smartphones and tablet computers. Android was developed by the Open Handset Alliance, led by Google, and other companies.

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Android Logo

Android Versions

Android versions
Android versions


Android 7.0 “Nougat” is an upcoming release of the Android operating system. First released as a alpha build on March 9, 2016 and the final beta version on July 18, 2016

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Nougat Logo

Features of Nougat

  • split-screen display mode
  • multi-window mode
  • notification shade was also redesigned
  • “Doze” power saving mechanism
  • A new “Data Saver” mode restricts background mobile data usage, and can trigger internal functions in apps that are designed to reduce bandwidth usage, such as capping the quality of streaming media


Google stated that five developer previews of Android “Nougat” would be released monthly from March through July 2016, and that the final version would be released in the third quarter of 2016.

Introduction on Laravel Framework

What is Framework?

A Framework, or software framework, is a platform for developing software applications. It provides a foundation on which software developers can build programs for a specific platform . For example, a framework may include predefined classes and functions that can be used to process input, manage hardware devices, and interact with system software.


Php Framework

Building software applications can be a complex, time consuming process, however utilizing a framework can help you develop projects faster (by reusing generic components and modules), and work better (building on one unified structural foundation). Using a framework also facilitates scalability and long-term maintenance by complying with development standards, keeping your code organized and allowing your application to evolve and grow over time.

By removing the time and effort required to build generic components, you can dedicate more time to specific tasks and functionality, and focus on sustainable, high-quality code.

Php frameworks
Php frameworks

Laravel Framework

Laravel is a PHP web application framework with expressive, elegant syntax, aiming to take the pain out of web development by easing common tasks, such as authentication, routing, sessions and caching. It provides, accessible, powerful tools needed to build, large robust applications, with an inversion control container, expressive migration system, and tightly integrated unit testing support.

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Laravel logo

Features of Laravel

  • Restful routing.
  • Inherent Database Version control
  • A lightweight Blade Templating Engine
  • Composer – An amazing tool that lets you manage your application’s third-party packages easily.
  • Comes bundled with Eloquent –
  • Built-in unit testing and simply readable impressive syntax
  • Larger Community catering to thousands of programming geeks and application developers
  • Intelligently designed to offer incredible flexibility to developers that help them create each and everything from small sites to giant enterprise applications.

Get more information from laravel official community website .

How is it beneficial for the Clients?

  1. It helps to save a lot of time due to its instinctive modular packaging systems.
  2. Set-up and customization process is incredibly easy.
  3. The code is always regimented with Laravel which applies the finest practices while its executions.
  4. Laravel comes with a lot of in-built features which aids in template engines, dependency injection containers, service layers and a well-built code.
  5. Pre-enabled tools to protect from injection and xss attacks making it less complex for the Laravel developers.
  6. It keeps all the SQL codes in separate model files which makes the coding much more stress-free to maintain and monitor.



iPhone 7: UK release date, price, pictures and all the latest news about Apple’s next gadget

Release date

Taking Apple’s release date history into account, it’s likely we’ll see the iPhone 7 officially revealed in September 2016.Both the iPhone 6s and the iPhone 6 were revealed in September and Apple has no reason to change its strategy.


It’s unlikely that Apple’s main iPhone 7 will be any easier on the wallet than past variants.But its launch could see Apple finally change the thing that annoys people most about the iPhone.


The most persistent of which is that Apple will remove the headphone jack from the new iPhone and use the newer USB-C connection instead. There’s more on that below – read on to find out.Instead of headphone jack , new iphone might have USB-C connection

Similarly, the camera lens has been enlarged to take into account a more powerful sensor and the antenna lines have been moved from across the back to the top and bottom of the phone.

End of the Home button

Pictures surfaced recently that appear to show a version of the phone with a completely blank front panel. They seem to suggest that Apple will drop its famous home key in favour of an on-screen button.

Taken in China and obtained by the blog site Appleinsider , the pictures have now been widely circulated around the internet.The shady pictures look to be taken quickly and without much thought to lighting or presentation. They show what is allegedly a new iPhone with a very different design



Dropping the headphone socket

Fans have been infuriated by new which claim to show a drastic change in one of the key features of the iPhone.

Pictures were obtained by the Taiwanese site Apple Club , which previously published the first schematics showing the protruding iPhone 6 camera lens, before being republished by 9to5Mac.

They appear to confirm rumours that Apple is set to remove the headphone socket from the iPhone 7.

If true, this will probably mean anyone who buys the next version of Apple’s iPhone will have to use wireless headphones or fork out for a pricey converter.


Because the new iPhone will likely arrive with Apple’s yet-to-be-confirmed iOS 10 software and an upgraded processor, it will offer even more power and better efficiency.

Likely to be boasting a processor called the A10 chip, the iPhone 7 will surely boast more power – although it’s anyone’s guess as to how much this will translate into actual usage.

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At the moment, we don’t know what kind of battery the iPhone 7 will use – but at least there’s now a Low Power Mode built into iOS 9 to help it last even longer. We expect this will continue into an updated version of iOS.

According to Korean site ETNews , Apple is currently in discussion with arch-rival Samsung over supplying OLED screens for its next phone.

This would shift the display over from the current LED model to a much more vibrant OLED screen. Such a move would likely make for better colour reproduction for videos and games, but might hamper battery life.


Waterproof iPhone



The misery of dropping your iPhone down the toilet could soon be over as the latest rumours suggest Apple’s next iPhone could be completely waterproof.

According to a report in the China-based Commercial Times , Apple is working on a new “compound material” that repels water for use in its forthcoming smartphone, which it is thought will be called the iPhone 7.

This new material will also reportedly remove the need for the two strips of plastic that run across the back of the current generation of iPhones to allow mobile signals to reach the antennas.

This suggests that the body of the next iPhone may not be made from metal at all, but some other kind of material that allows radio waves to pass through it.

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iOS 9.3: What features are in the new iPhone and iPad update?

Update: Apple’s mid-cycle iOS 9.3 update has been further tweaked with iOS 9.3.3. Here’s all the changes to the iPhone and iPad software before iOS 10 launches in a few days.

iOS 9.3 launched in March as the biggest incremental iPhone and iPad update in several years, as Apple has new software features that go as far as changing your sleeping habits.

That’s right, it has the long-sought-after iPhone Night Shift feature, which controls the blue light levels emitted from your screen, and it’s finally out of beta so that everyone can download it today.

Plenty of other useful features are here, too: multi-user support for students, Apple Notes locked behind a password (or Touch ID) and tweaked News, Health and Apple CarPlay apps. In the US, Verizon gains Wi-Fi calling – finally.

All of this is coming to devices that currently run iOS 9 as well as a new phone and tablet,iPad Pro 9.7 and iPhone SE, which launched on March 31 in the 13 countries including the US, UK and Australia.

It’s not without iOS 9.3 problems, like authentication issues for iPad 2, and iOS 9.3.2 mishaps on the newest iPad. But there were speedy fixes and now everyone can download the newest features.

PHP5 v/s PHP7

1. Performance:

You might have heard about Facebook HVVM out there, to provide you maximum performance for PHP based application. So PHPNG (PHP-Next-Gen) started with the idea to provide maximum performance as Facebook HVVM provides. The performance improvement source was led by ZEND to speed up PHP based applications. As per Zend performance improvement is huge! You can find some benchmark against HVVM here. Without changing single piece of code, just upgrading to PHP7 gives you enormous performance. Deprecating many redundant features also part of performance improvement of PHP7.

2.Scalar Type Hints & Return Types:

While many developers would like able to declare return type for the function or method. By default PHP7 will allow developers to declare what kind of return type function is expected to return a value

3.Spaceship Operator

PHP7 will introduce a new operator called spaceship operator (<= >) otherwise called combined comparison operator. It can be used mostly in sorting and combined comparison. It works like strcmp() or version_compare().