Monday, March 24
06:28 No comments
The samsung galaxy s5 is here.Samsung showcased it at the Mobile World Conference in Barcelona.It comes with a few major upgrades compared to s4.Finally samsung has made the back of the phone much better by adding a soft rubber mat but samsung has a long way to go to compete with rivals in terms of design.It feels great when you hold it.Samsung has added a finger print scanner to make the mobile more secure.How could samsung stay behind when it’’s rival apple had introduced the fingerprint scanner with iPhone 5s.It is integrated into the home button.The next new feature in the built in heart beat sensor which tells you your current pulse rate.This sensor is just below the camera.The phone comes with 2GB ram and is powered by Qualcomm snapdragon 801 clocked at 2.5 Ghz.It is quad core processor.One cool thing about the phone is that it is water resistant and dust proof but not waterproof.So if you have the habit of spilling liquids on your phone then this phone is for you.
The s5 comes with MIMO (multiple in and multiple out) which apple had introduced for the first time in it’’s iPad Air.This gives you blazing fast wifi speed.One nice feature which comes handy is when your wifi or cellular speed is slow.The phone takes data from both the wifi as well as cellular at the same time to give you improved performance in internet speed.The camera has also been upgraded to 16 mega-pixels.Samsung has also launched the phone in copper gold too seeing the success iPhones 5s had with gold color.Lastly samsung has given touchwiz a new look by redesigning some of it’s apps.
Tuesday, January 28
07:25 No comments
The new Macbook pro with retina display is simply amazing.The retina display screen is crisp and sharp.The colors look natural and everything is portrayed with detail be it movies,photos.You can see the fine details in everything.Pixels are so small that they are not visible and what you see is seamless flow of your content.Once you get addicted to this screen there is no going back.You can sit hours on the laptop and your eyes are not strained out.When you see the screens of other pc’s or laptops you can see the individual pixels which is kind of odd.The Macbook pro retina(Late 2013) is lighter and thinner than before(2012).
Now,when it comes to performance this machine is a beast.The boot time is under 10 seconds which is unbelievable.Shutdown time is just 1 second which is great.The shut down time is comparable to turning your ipad to sleep.With the help of the new energy efficient haswell processor and os X mavericks apple has increased the battery life on a single charge to 9 hours(with wifi).Without wifi it is even better.
OS X mavericks is very smooth and plays a major role in increase of performance.OS X mavericks keeps everything in memory in compressed form that a 4 GB memory is equivalent to 6 GB.There is absolutely no lag when multiple apps are opened.The graphics on this laptop are the best when compared with others thanks to the intel iris graphics which have increased graphics performance by 90% compared to previous generation HD graphics.
Wednesday, January 1
03:47 No comments
The iPad air is a marvelous piece of technology.This iPad is so thin that apple had to add the word ‘air’ to its name just like the macbook air.When it comes to thickness it is just 7.5 mm thick.When you hold it in your hand it is so light that you can actually experience the light weight and yet it is more powerful than the previous generation iPad.It is 28 % lighter(less than 0.5 kg) and 20% thinner than iPad 4.The bezels are now so thin that you can see your content comfortably on the new retina display screen.In simple words the Aluminium unibody design is absolutely gorgeous.
The A7 chip which comes with it has 64 bit architecture which has not been seen on any other tablet as of now.This architecture makes it future proof and delivers high performance(2X faster).The graphics performance on this device is breathtaking(2X better).Everything just seems to flow seamlessly.Playing games is so much fun that you can play all day and thanks to apple for giving the same 10 hour battery life to this product.With everything better than before and battery life being the same is hard to believe, but it is true.This is where apple shows its magic.Apple has for the first time added a motion coprocessor chip named M7.The job of this is to make the motion sensing experience better by increasing the sensitivity of accelerometer, gyroscope and compass.This also plays a major role is increasing the battery life because now the A7 chip does not need to wake up again and again and thus saves power.
The web browsing experience is great.There is absolutely no lag and no slowness.This iPad air is a beast.This has been made possible because apple has fitted two antennas instead of one and also because they have adopted the MIMO(multiple-input multiple-output) technology.The wifi is now two times faster than before.The quality of FaceTime calls have ask been improved because the iPad air has dual microphones which hears even the lightest sounds thus improving audio quality.The design of the speakers have also been changed and they are similar to iPhone 5s.The best part is apple has made its iWork and iLife apps totally free with the purchase of any new iOS device.Now you can work hassle free.
Monday, September 30
03:20 No comments
With iOS 7 apple has completely redesigned the iOS interface.They have used color pellets for giving it a new set of colors. It looks elegant and classy.Each and every aspect of the OS has been given a new feel. The icons now look beautiful.When you launch an app you just zoom into the app and when you exit it just zooms out.The search has been completely changed. Now you have to swipe up to down to get the search field.The search is fast and efficient. The new wallpapers that come with the iOS 7 are simply awesome.They give you a whole new level of aesthetics. Apple has also added 3d wallpapers with parallax effect that is when you tilt your iPhone or iPad from side to side the background wallpaper moves with it.It gives a great feel.
Another new feature is the control centre.You can access this at any time on your device just swipe from the bottom of the screen towards the up. It just pops up, you have got handy tools like Wi-Fi, flashlight, calculator, do not disturb and blutooth.You can even adjust the screen brightness. This has simplified the user experience.The notification centre has also been changed ,now you can view notification that are there for your current day as well as your missed ones.The notification and control centre can also be accessed from the lock screen. Whether it be the notification or control centre you get the translucent effect(iPhone 4s and above) when you launch them.Multitasking in iOS 7 is really great.You can now see the live activity in your apps,to remove an app just swipe up.Multiple apps can be removed at the same time.
Now you can easily share files and photos using airdrop(iPhone 5 and above) which lets you connect with multiple iOS devices hassle free.This is much better than Samsung’s NFC feature in galaxy S3 and S4 in which you have to tap the phones together. Apple has now given the option to block callers so you will not receive any calls or messages from them. The entire OS now feels live, even the clock icon on the home screen you can now see the clock ticking and it displays the current time. In the weather app the background shows animation when it is raining, cloudy or sunny. Safari too has witnessed a major change. The tabs in safari now stack up in a new way one after the other just as in mac.Safari can now remember your passwords. The music app has also seen a interface change and now apple has added iTunes radio to it where you can listen songs from different radio stations and you can also create your own customized radio station. The iTunes radio is currently available in US and Canada.iOS 7 is the biggest change to iOS.
Sunday, September 29
The iPhone 5s is similar in design to it’s predecessor but there is one change apple has added one new color to it’s line that is Champaign gold. The black and white colors have also been changed now the black is space gray and the white is silver.
The newest feature of the iPhone 5s is the touch id which is a finger print sensor. You can configure as many as five fingerprints. The sensor is very responsive and accurate. The sensor works on dividing fingerprints into three categories Arch, Whorl and loop. The outer surface of the sensor is made up of Safire crystal. The touch ID has been integrated in just the right place and so it is very user friendly and easy to use. The sensor is fast at the same, within just a fraction of a second you can unlock the phone. You can now use the touch ID to authorize purchases from the iTunes and app store.
The processor has been upgraded with the new Apple A7 processor which is a dual core processor. The iPhone is the first smartphone to feature a 64 bit desktop architecture. This makes the phone a bit faster. Apple has a new component that is the Motion coprocessor called M7. It’s main job is to measure motion data from the accelerometer, gyro and compass. It give better and accurate results in health and fitness apps.One more advantage of this is that it does not wake up the A7 processor for motion sensing purposes thus saving your battery.
The camera has also been improved a lot.The sensor is still 8 MP but it is now 15 % bigger and it measures 1.5 microns. The aperture has been increased to f/2.2 and all of this lets in more light. Two new features have been added in the camera that is burst mode(lets you take multiple photos at the same time buy just pressing the capture button continuously) and slow motion video which lets you captures frames at 120 frames per second at 720p.This is really cool. The flash has also been improved. Apple calls it the ‘’True Tone’’ flash. A white LED and an amber LED work to adjust the flash intensity and colour temperature, using over 1,000 unique combinations to give optimum flash. With every new iPhone 5s or 5c that you buy you get iWork free of cost.Lastly apple has also improved it’s iOS by releasing the new iOS 7 which has a ton of new features and is very colorful and pleasant.The iOS 7 complements the iPhone 5s.
Monday, September 9
Galaxy S4 Review:
1.Galaxy S4 is similar to S3 in terms of looks.It uses the same plastic body as S3.
2.It features a 5 inch screen which is bigger than galaxy S3.
3.The volume and the lock buttons are metallic looking.
4. S4 has a 1.9 Ghz Qualcomm snapdragon 600 processor(else where in the world S4 has 8 core samsung Exynos 5 Octa chipset) and has a 2 Gb RAM.
5.The plastic is much is more shiner than S3.
6.The screen is 1080p hd with ppi of 441.
7.Samsung has added a barometer and temperature sensor in addition to proximity sensor, accelerometer and gyro.
8. The front facing camera is upgraded to 2MP while the primary camera is 13MP
9.It runs on android 4.2.2 customised by samsung's touch wiz interface
10.Now you can keep as many as 15 icons in the notification bar.
11.The punctuation and the autocorrect are not as smart as the smartphone.
12.In S4 tilting the screen up or down scrolls the page up or down.
13. With smart pause video pauses automatically when you look away from the screen and resumes back when you look back at the screen.
14. You can easily swipe through pages by waving your hand in front of the camera sensor.
15.No need to find the remote for samsung TV, you can use the S4 as a remote for your TV.
16.Dual shot mode in the camera uses the front and rear camera to create a composite photo and video.
17.The sound and shot mode lets you add a voice recording to a photo that you have taken.
Sunday, September 8
1. Sony has used image processing engine which ensures less noise, fast auto-focus and stable images.
2. It has 20.7MP camera with CMOS sensor and the mobile is dust and water resistant.
A lens with F2.0 and wide angle 27mm as well as 3x clear image zoom.Sony's Timeshift burst technology,lets you capture 61 images in 2 seconds.
3. It has an extraordinary design with temperred glass and aluminium frame.
Saturday, September 7
WhatsApp is messaging app by which you can messages videos and images to your friends and family free and stay connected with them..The app uses your mobile data plan to send messages.To chat using whatsapp both users should have whatsapp installed on their phones.The cool thing is that whatsapp goes through your contacts in your mobile and displays all the people that are using whatsapp so you can message them.It is as simple as that.
Shazam is for all the music lovers out there.If you hear a song playing near you and you like it but do not know the name of the song then you can use this app.Simply tap the shazam button and see the magic of this app.It will tell you the name of the song.
Sleep cycle is an app that helps you in having a good sleep and improves your sleep quality.Simply place the phone near your pillow and the accelerometer in the phone detects your sleep pattern and wakes you up when you are in your lightest sleep.
itranslate helps you in communicating in different languages easily.Imagine you are in a foreign country and you do not know the native language.Simply use this app to communicate with the people around you.Tap your language button to speak in one language and the app translates it to the other language.Then the other person taps his language button and speaks.It gets translated to your language.
Textgrabber is an app that lets you grab text from a book or any other document.The app uses the phone camera to capture a photo.It then analyses the photo and portrays all the text in one place in a simple form.We can edit the text also.
Monday, September 2
Friday, August 30
Nokia Lumia 1020: The Ghost Rider Of Smart Phones
Nokia Lumia 1020 has put a fire in the smart phone industry by providing a 1.5 GHz processor and unbelievable 41 MP camera. It has sleek, well-designed
Light weight body (available in white, black or bright yellow). The phone also performs impressively when capturing video, with sharp 1080p HD images. Images can be edited using the Nokia Pro Cam app, and stored in the phone’s memory.
Nokia Lumia has given a tough competition to Apple’s iPhone and Samsung’s Galaxy S4. This phone has filled the gap between Digital cameras and Smartphone cameras. You can zoom in close to your photo after you’ve taken it and it provides 6X optical zoom which is incredible. The images can be rotated and cropped. Now you have the flexibility to adjust shutter speed, white balance and more with easy and intuitive controls. It comes with wireless charging which is pretty awesome.
Lumia costs $73 5 for the unlocked version in the U.S.
What would a 41 MP camera cost?
It would cost around $500. This means that the cost of the smart phone is $235 which is underpriced (very very cheap).
Specifications of the Phone :
LTE 800 / 900 / 1800 / 2100 / 2600 - RM-875
LTE 700 / 850 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 - RM-877
130.4 x 71.4 x 10.4 mm, 96.9 cc (5.13 x 2.81 x 0.41 in)
158 g (5.57 oz)
AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
768 x 1280 pixels, 4.5 inches (~332 ppi pixel density)
Corning Gorilla Glass 3
- PureMotion HD+ ClearBlack display
32GB,2GB RAM/64 GB(TELEFONICA EXCLUSIVE)
UP TO 236.8 Kbps
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot
Yes, v3.0 with A2DP
Yes, microUSB v2.0
41 MP (38 MP effective, 7152 x 5368 pixels), Carl Zeiss optics, optical image stabilization, auto/manual focus, Xenon & LED flash
1/1.5'' sensor size, 1.12 µm pixel size, PureView technology, geo-tagging, face detection, dual capture, panorama
Yes, 1080p@30fps, 4x lossless digital zoom, video light
Yes, 1.2 MP, 720p@30fps
Microsoft Windows Phone 8, upgradeable to WP8 Amber
Qualcomm MSM8960 Snapdragon
Dual-core 1.5 GHz Krai
Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer
SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
Stereo FM radio with RDS
Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS
Non-removable Li-Ion 2000 mAh battery (BV-5XW)
(2G) / Up to 384 h(3G)
Up to 19 h (2G) / Up to 13 h 20 min (3G)
Up to 63 h