Monday, April 15, 2013

The Nokia Glam Me app – the Nokia Lumia app

One of the best apps to use with any Nokia Lumia is the Nokia Glam Me app. With this app, you can give yourself a special look with only some minor adjustments. The app is designed to work with the front-facing cameras that come with the Lumia. Lighten up your face, remove the blemishes, or make any modifications manually, the Nokia Glam Me app will do all the things for you.
With the help of this app, you can get a cool portrait of yourself. You will hardly have to make any changes as most of the times the portraits are great and enhanced. Still you can make any changes if you wish to. Once done, you are ready to share it with your friends and family on social networking sites.
The great thing about the Nokia Glam Me is that it is extremely easy to use and master. With a few tries you can easily get going and apply a range of special effects to your pictures.
If you are using Nokia Lumia 820, you will need to upgrade the software to the 1232.5951.1249.0000 version. When done, with this or any other version above this one, you will be able to use the app seamlessly.

Now pre-order Nokia Lumia 720 for Rs. 18,999

You can now own the Nokia Lumia 720 for just Rs. 18,999 thanks to a pre-order cost. The device is available on Flipkart – the online shopping mart. Nokia had already released the phone in India. However, all were waiting for the official prices to be out of the device that is available in five colors.
And now that they are known, you can go ahead to order one piece for yourself. The Nokia Lumia 720 will be accessible towards the end of this month. However, still the exact date is not known. But it is very likely that the customers will not have to wait until May.
Features of Nokia Lumia 720
1.0 GHz Dual-core Snapdragon S4
The screen of the Nokia Lumia is 4.3” WVGA LCD screen that comes with Gorilla Glass 2.0 and Super Sensitive Touch.
6.7MP with F1.9 aperture and a Carl Zeiss lens
The camera comes with LED flash and can record videos in HD at 720 pixels with the capacity of 30 FPS (frames per second).
Front Camera
1.3MP Skype HD wide angle
512 MB of RAM
8GB (with MicroSD card can be expanded up to 64 GB)
SkyDrive Storage
7GB free
Glam Me, Cinemagraph and Smart Shoot

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Karbonn launches 3G compatible Smartphone A12

Karbonn has come up with their first Smartphone A12 that is compatible for the 3G platform. The chip of this Smartphone has been designed by Broadcom, the chip makers from the United States. The Smartphone has been priced at Rs. 8,000 for the Indian market. The young consumers have been targeted with the Karbon A12.
This Smartphone runs on 1GHz ARM processor and also comes with a modem that lends it support to fast downloading. According to the company stats, the download speed can be as high as 7.2 magabit/second. Apart from the 3G, this device also supports the 2G network as well.
Some of the other supports the phone extends are Wi-Fi and GPS. There is also the power management unit implanted in the gadget.

Nokia 105 is the cheapest entry level mobile from Nokia

Are you a first time mobile handset buyer or are you looking for a cheaper handset? Will an entry level mobile be fine for you? Whatever be your question, the Nokia 105 is your answer. It is the cheapest entry level mobile from the house of Nokia and is priced at only Rs. 1,249.
It is the cheapest phone in its category. As a matter of fact, the buyers will be able to own a phone with a color screen. The Nokia 105 happens to be the descendant of Nokia 1280, which proved to be one of the most sold handsets for the company.
Even when it is just the entry level phone, it has rich features like the flashlight, a speaking clock and a FM radio as well.
T S Sridhar, who is the Regional General Manager (South), Nokia India, said that the introduction of Nokia 105 translates to the end of the age of black and white screens for the Indian markets.

Friday, April 12, 2013

Now no need to key in your passwords

We require to key in our passwords for various sites when we have accounts on various sites. The work gets tedious if one is using a shared computer at a place like cyber café. The task gets easier if one has his own computer at home. You can save your password and the site will log you in automatically when you open it.
However, this task has also been addressed to by the researchers. With the new invention, all you need is to just think about the password and you are done.
But then how does this system work after all? And what does it need?
Here is the answer. All you will ever need to use this invention is a wireless headset device that has been specially designed for this purpose. Research done at the University of California Berkeley School of Information have invented this new gadget. It cashes in on the practicability of the computer authentication that is based on the brainwave.
With it help, your passwords will not be passwords, but in fact passthoughts. The brain waves are measured the help of the bio-sensor technology.
More about this technology
The wireless headset that costs around $100 is used to connect to your computer for which Bluetooth is a must. The sensor is rested against the forehead of the user that provides the electroencephalogram signals from the brain.
The safety about this technology is almost foolproof. The reason is the brainwaves. They are unique to each and every individual. So in case anyone knows your passthought the electroencephalogram signals will be distinct.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Samsung comes up with a range of LED TVs and Smart TVs

Samsung Electronics will be launching as many as 20 new TV models in the LED TVs and Smart TVs category. It has been the range of the year so far as the company is looking forward to strengthening their leadership in the category of Panel TV, especially in the Indian market.
The Smart TVs are already contributing to at least 20% of the sales the company is achieving in Panel TVs. The F7500 and F8000 are amongst the first two Samsung TVs that are built with quad-core processors. Both these televisions have lively pictures as well as are brighter enough.
The colors are rich and the black colors run deep at the right spot with high contrasts to accompany. The F8000 gives the impression that it is floating in the air due to its thin design as well as the arc style. It is designed with Intelligent Viewing, which the F8000 happens to be the first in Samsung’s line of Smart TVs.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

HTC One available in India for Rs 42,900

The latest gadget from the house of HTC – the HTC One is now available for the Indian market. There is no exception and as any other flagship Smartphone, it has been priced above Rs. 40,000 mark. For India, the HTC One is priced at Rs. 42,900. The phone will be in stores towards the end of this month.
HTC is also in contract with Reliance Communications Limited (RCL). There will be 1GB of 3G free data for the Reliance users for a period of three months. Well, that’ not all. There will also be free sharing of music, videos or text. The users will be able to use Whatsapp as well as Facebook.

The HTC One comes with 4 MP camera, which according to HTC has Ultrapixels. In simple words, it means the normal size of the pixels is bigger than the size of the regular Smartphones. The reason for this is that the camera is built with a sensors.
Let us now have a look at some of the major features of HTC One:
  • The HTC One is bundled with 1.7GHz quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor which comes with 2 GB RAM.
  • There is storage space of 32 GB to 64 GB.
  • The device is packaged with 2300mAh battery.
  • The gadget has 4.7” screen and has a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.
  • The Smartphone is loaded Android 4.1.2 OS.
  • For the connectivity purpose there is the Bluetooth 4.0.

Monday, April 8, 2013

Ericsson will buy Mediaroom TV software by Microsoft

Ericsson is all set to buy Microsoft’s Mediaroom TV software. However, the details of the agreement have not been made public. That is why it is not known exactly how much the Swedish company will be paying Microsoft. Microsoft’s Mediaroom TV software supports the AT&T’s U-Verse TV service.
Microsoft’s software allows the phone services to provide TV services over the phone exactly like the ones one gets through cable-TV. There is a widespread use of this software which is used in the set top boxes. As many as 22 million users are currently availing of the services from the software.
The reason for Ericsson to have a go at the Microsoft’s software is because it corresponds with the TV products the company has. The business is currently located at California.
There are more than 11 million households that use the set top boxes and the Mediaroom software. Out of these slightly less than half of these are handled by U-Verse. A couple of prominent organizations that use this software are Telus Communications and Deutsche Telekom.

Google may purchase Whatsapp for $1 billion

Google is on the verge of buying mobile messaging service Whatsapp. There are reports making speculations that the cost of the app might touch $1 billion. The source of the reports happens to be the Digital Trends that speak of Google acquiring the app for the said amount.
However, there are efforts being made by Whatsapp to get a higher price. But as of now, the price is hanging around the $1 billion mark. It is difficult to predict right now what the final price tag of the app might be.
There is indeed a tough competition going on to acquire Whatsapp. Mega social networking site, Facebook, had made an attempt to buy Whatsapp the previous year. However, Whatsapp still remains unsold. That could have given hope to give it a shot. To add to it, Facebook had released their custom Android interface called Home.
About Whatsapp
Whatsapp is one of the most popular messaging services that provide a cross-platform service. Users who use iOS, Windows Phone gadgets, Blackberry or Android can easily send and receive messages with Whatsapp. Whatsapp is a paid-for app and is promising to be doing extremely well.
Whatsapp users are widespread and is said to be sending at least one billion messages on a daily basis. This figure had reached 18 billion on the New Year Eve.
If Google buys Whatsapp, it could have its own messaging service Babble this year.

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Micromax A91 Ninja available for Rs 8,499 online

The latest product of Micromax, the Micromax A91 Ninja is now available for the Indian customers online. The online price of the product is Rs. 8.499. This price has been kept by Saholic, while at ManiacStore the price of the A19 Ninja is Rs 8,990. At, the A91 is the highest priced at Rs. 9,000.
Micromax had launched the Canvas HD some weeks ago. The phone faced unexpected problems in the sales and was not available for sale for some days. The launch of the A91 Ninja comes close on the heels of the Canvas HD and is the first Smartphone to be launched after the Canvas HD.
But now all is well for the Canvas HD. They are back in stock and up for sales. They are ready to be shipped hassle free. The lack of availability in stock was the prime reason for the phone not being available for sales.
As far as the A91 Ninja is concerned, there is still no word on the official launch of the phone or its date. In the meantime, have a look at the specifications of the Micromax phone.
  • Display: 4.5-inch TFT LCD; 480 X 854 resolution
  • Processor: MediaTek MT6577 1GHz dual-core processor
  • Storage: 4 GB of internal storage (expandable up to 32 GB
  • OS: Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS)
  • Battery: 1,800mAH
  • Camera: 5 MP rear, 0.3 MP front
  • RAM: 512 MB RAM
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi, 3G, Bluetooth

Friday, April 5, 2013

First look at HTC First – a Smartphone with Facebook Home

HTC and Facebook have jointly announced that they will be bringing out the first Smartphone with Facebook’s “Home” on April 12. Let us have a look at the Smartphone.
Here is a list of the specifications of HTC First –
  • Processor: 1.4GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 (MSM8930AA) processor
  • Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean)
  • Display: 4.3-inch with 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Internal memory: 16GB
  • RAM: 1GB
  • WLAN: 802.11 a / b / g / n and Bluetooth 4.0/ LTE
  • Rear Camera: 5MP
  • Front Camera: 1.6MP
  • Battery: 2,000mAh (Non-removable)

The 4.3” display with the touch screen gives you super clear images and video watching experience is one of its kinds. The 1.4GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 (MSM8930AA) processor powers the phone. The phone does come with an internal storage of 16GB. However, there is no room for a memory card and so one cannot expand the memory with a memory card.

The phone is built with a 2,000mAh non-removable battery. The 4.1 Jelly Bean Android version powers the phone to work seamlessly. The Smartphone has been made available in white, pale blue, red and black.
HTC has always brought phones in the market with superior and sleek design. The HTC hardware has always been eye-catching. There is no doubt that the HTC First will also sit in the same range as other phones introduced by HTC with rich looks and features. The HTC first will have the pre-installed Instagram, the app that Facebook purchased a few months back.
In France, the phone will be launched in association with Orange and in England, with EE. There is no information about the release dates of the phone in the rest of Europe.

Facebook aiming it high with Android phones

The giant social networking site, Facebook, has high plans to enter the Android phones. It is an endeavor to enter the mobile computing market, however without having a phone of its own. Facebook will be using a latest app, which will replace the home screen itself on some of the Android Smartphones.
Mark Zuckerberg, who is the CEO of Facebook, has announced that their company has come up with “Home”, a new software. “Home” will display the social network on those mobile devices that are run on the Android OS by Google. “Home” will allow the users to make modifications in Android.
These modifications can help the users in displaying the Facebook messages, newsfeed apart from the messages on the home screen itself. These modifications can help the users to have all the contents on the home screen and make it easy for them to access it.
There will not be the conventional lock screen on those devices that have installed the “Home”. Instead, the users will be able to have a look at the feed that shows status updates, a strip of ticker of photos apart from the ads by Facebook.
The first Smartphone that will have the “Home” built in it will be by HTC. The Smartphone will be known as HTC First. The expected date of the release of the phone is April 12.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Mobile sales grow in India by 20% with Nokia on top

When on one hand Nokia was facing tough competition from companies like Apple in the Smartphone business, the company has managed to retain the top position in the Indian mobile market. The sales have grown by almost 20% and Nokia has a crucial role to play in that.
In 2011, there were 183.4 million mobile units in India. The figure had reached 221.6 million units last year – with a growth of 20%. The market share for Nokia has been the highest – at 21.8%. If the total sales were to be bifurcated, there were 206.4 million units of featurephones, while that of Smartphones, the sales were of 15.2%.
Samsung came in second with a market share of 13.7 per cent. With 6.6% of market share, Micromax finished on the third spot. As far as the market in India is concerned, the featurephones dominate this market. There is one certain indication that India is by and large the market for new phones.
However, the presence of featurephones makes the bulk of the contribution to the shipments as against the upgrades or any replacements.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Nexus manufacturer Asus will sell 32GB variant of Nexus 7

Google had started selling the 16GB variant of the Nexus 7 – their high-end tablet. Asus, the manufacturer of the tablets for Google has announced that they will be selling the 32GB variant of Nexus 7 in India. This announcement has come barely a week after Google began selling their tabs in India.
There had been longer delays, wrong information being circulated and goof-ups. For all these days and weeks only the 16GB variant of the tablet was available, especially in India. Now very soon even the 32GB variant will also be available.
Asus manufactures the Nexus 7 tablets for Google. The device was released all across the world in the month of July last year. Until it saw the Indian shores, November had already dawned. However, the gadget was taken off the market almost immediately.
The reason? The extremely high price. Nexus 7 was priced at Rs. 19,981, which is almost similar to the cost of the iPad Mini. Through the Google Play Store, Google had started the sales of the tablet. The price of a 16GB variant with only Wi-Fi comes at a decent price of Rs. 15,999.
This automatically makes it one of the best tablets on budget in India. The good thing is that it comes close on the heels of Mr. EricSchmidt’s visit to India, who is the chairman of the internet giant.

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Is YouTube really shutting down?

Today, YouTube has become one of the most visited web sites. But reports are doing the rounds that YouTube is going to shut down. It is hard to predict if this is an April Fool’s prank played by Google or YouTube is indeed shutting down.
YouTube has been catering to various audiences across the world for almost eight years now. This sudden announcement has taken many YouTube viewers by surprise. Reports are also claiming that the video web site would remain shut for full 10 years. That is too long a period in the world of technology and internet, almost an era.
The announcement from Google had come on Sunday – one day prior to All Fool’s Day. Google said that YouTube was supposed to ‘live’ only for eight years. It was the time to find some of the best videos on the web. Was it the end of the message? Well, no.
There was something more. The message also said that the site would be offline when the day comes to an end. In the 10 years, they will be reviewing all the submissions. After a gap of 10 years, the best videos will be announced in 2023.
YouTube was purchased by Google around seven years back for a price of $1.65 billion, while almost 1 billion people visit the site each month.

It remains to be seen if Google comes out with some sort of announcement claiming that it was just a prank played on the occasion of April Fool’s Day.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Google Play movies in India come at a cost

Google Play movies has made its way to India. It allows you to purchase and stream popular TV shows as well as films. However, it is a costly affair. If you were to buy a movie, it would make you poorer by at least Rs. 500.
And if you go for renting, the price would come down to Rs. 120. However, if you want the movies or the TV shows in HD quality then you will have to shell out some more money still.
There were some interesting movies available on Google Play, like Premium Rush or The Amazing Spiderman to name a few. However, a couple of films like Zero Dark Thirty and Argo, which are both Oscar award winning films,  were just available for renting or weren’t in the store at all.
However, there were some Bollywood films available. But, the compilation is not quite rousing as yet. Well, the store is just a few hours old and it would be really callous to judge them so upfront.
Let us come zero in on Bollywood films. The Salman Khan blockbuster Ek Tha Tiger was obtainable through sale for a price of RS. 390, while renting would have cost exactly Rs. 100. The collection of Google Play movies is around 40 as of now.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Google Nexus 7 launched in India

Google has launched the Google Nexus 7 in India finally. The gadget is currently available on the Google Play Store. One of the features of the Nexus 7 is the lightweight of the device and that become its identity. The tablet comes with 7” IPS LCD touchscreen.
It runs on Android Jelly Bean OS. One of the biggest drawbacks of the tab is that there is only Wi-Fi support in it and there’s no room for the GSM slot. The company has brought out two versions of the tab – one is the 16GB flash memory, while the other is the 32GB variant.
There is the 1.2 GHz quad-core Cortex-A9 NVIDIA Tegra processor that powers the tablet. It is accompanied by 1GB of RAM. So, these two put together can easily make your browsing a unique and superfast experience. The tab is supported by 4,325 mAh battery. With the front-end camera, video calling becomes all that easier.
Google Now:
Google Now is one of the most informative features of the tab. It gives you a full picture of the day’s weather, the status of your flights, how much traffic you are likely to face, etc.
The tablet is available on the Google Playstore and you can buy it at a price of Rs. 15,999. That is the cost of the 16GB variant. The gadget gets shipped in one week at the most. The rollout is expected to start by as early as the first week of the next month.

Monday, March 25, 2013

Yahoo! buys Mobile app Summly from British teenager

Nick D'Aloisio is the young teenager from England who developed a mobile app called Summly. Yahoo! has shown interest in buying the app from the teenager, which will now make him a millionaire hands down. He has already announced that he will be selling the mobile app to Yahoo!
The deal is expected to run in thousands of millions of dollars. However, the exact price of the app hasn't been announced or disclosed. What the app does is that it aptly makes a summary of the news and other stories from the media web sites on the internet.
With this invention, it will be possible to read the news on the small screen of phones and Smartphones. The app squeezes the information and that makes it possible for the users to scroll through the info faster.
Nick is just 17 years old, but he has found a place amongst the top entrepreneurs of the world at such a tender age. As a matter of fact, he had been working on this app for 2 years now and this is now that the app has materialized.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

India isn’t harnessing the power of internet: Eric Schmidt

Though India is known for being a land of software engineers and Bangalore is known as the Silicon Valley of India, the country is still far, way too behind when it comes to exploring the power of the internet. It is the Google chairman Mr. Eric Schmidt feels that India hasn’t still harnessed the power of the net.
The reason that he sees is that India has failed to invest in the high-speed telecom networks. Schmidt has focused on the fact that there are very less Indian people who do have access to the internet. The figure stands at about 150 million out of the total population roughly of about 1.2 billion.
The figure comes down even more when it comes to the people using high-speed internet – only about 20 million. The lackluster internet speed has done no good to the country. Schmidt compared the current internet scenario in India to that of being in the US in the year 1994. India is lagging behind the US by about 19 years.
Eric Schmidt has said that there could be fiberoptic cables underground at all the possible places. These cables could serve for decades and that could help in users getting endless bandwidth.
But how practical it would be to have such broadband connections in a country where the fundamental service like power hasn’t reached hundreds of thousands of citizens.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Karbonn’s A6 Smartphone Available Online for Rs. 5390

From the Indian Smartphone maker, Karbonn, here is an economical Smartphone you can easily own. The A6 Smartphone is now available online. The Karbonn A6 Smartphone is indeed an inexpensive gadget as it is available to buy at a fair price of Rs. 5390.
The phone sports a 4” display with In-Plan Switching) technology (IPS). The resolution of the phone is 480X800p. The display is indeed crystal clear and the images and the video look great when playing.  There is the 1 GHz CPU processor in this Smartphone. It should be mentioned that the phone is fast enough in this price slab.
There is the Android v 4.0 ICS (Ice Cream Sandwich OS installed in the Smartphone. The processing speed is great and compared to the price tag, the processor is super fast that one does not get to see in this price range.
The A6 Smartphone comes with two cameras – one is to the front and the other to the rear. The rear camera comes in 5MP capacity and supports flash. There is the video recording facility along with zooming. The front camera is the standard digital camera.
The phone is packed with 512 MB of RAM. The phone comes with only 102 MB RAM. However, it can be expanded up to 32 GB. A 1450 mAh battery supports the Smartphone.
For connectivity purposes there are the Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPRS and USB connectivity. However, the phone lacks the 3G connectivity. The dimensions of the phone are 128 mm x 65.7 mm x 11.6 mm. The weight of the phone without the battery is only 114.5 g.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Samsung Galaxy S4 unveiled

Samsung has unveiled the Galaxy S4 – its company’s new flagship Smartphone. The new phone boasts of having a bigger screen as well as a software that can track the eye movements. There is more to the Smartphone that just tracking the eye movements. The phone can also sense your wrist movements too.
That allows the users scrolling through the browser pages or even reading the emails without having to touch the phone. With the motion-detection technology in place, the users can exercise control over various features of the phone with the help of pure gestures, where no physical touching is required.
Here are some features of the phone:
The screen of the phone is a cool affair indeed. The 5” screen has 1080x1920 pixel Super AMOLED HD display. The 441ppi easily beats the Retina Display of the iPhone 5 which comes in 1136X640.
RAM & Memory
This Smartphone has 2GB of RAM and you can buy it in 16 GB, 32 GB or 64 GB variant. With the Micro SD card, you can increase the storage capacity up to 64 GB easily.
The Galaxy S4 runs on 4.2.2 Jelly Bean – Google’s Android OS and is the latest in this category. There will also be the new Exynos 5 Octa processor from Samsung installed.
The 13MP camera works great and gives crystal clear pictures. The phone has two cameras – one at the rear and the other to the front. The interesting feature of this Smartphone is that the pictures will get combined when clicked. The two frames will be that of the subject and the one who clicks it.
As compared to the S3, the S4 has a powerful battery. The S3 sported a 2100 mAh battery, while the S4 has 2600 mAh battery. No wonder, there will be increased performance with this Smartphone.
It is expected that the Galaxy S4 will be out for sale towards the end of the next month.

Google to end the Reader service in mid 2013

Exactly when the 2013 is half over, Google will be ending its Reader service. The change will come into effect from July 1. Apart from there will be seven other products which Google will be retiring as well. However, this is not the first time for Google to bring about such changes.
In fact, Google has brought an end to as many as 70 of its products in the past couple of years. The changes might seem just to be an end of a product, service or a feature. However, it is not easy handling such changes. Urs Holzle, who is the senior VP of the technical infrastructure in Google, mentioned in the blog.
The Google Reader service was launched way back in the year 2005. Through this, the people kept themselves abreast of the latest news and updates through RSS feeds from their beloved web sites. Even if there are people who have remained loyal to the service, the number of users is on the decline.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Facebook to have a new look to its newsfeed

Top societal networking site Facebook will soon be having a novel look to its trendy newsfeed. The new look will be unveiled in this week. This is an attempt to offer something new to the members of the site that have now crossed well over one billion. The new newsfeed alteration will be displayed on March 7.
The venue for the exhibition of the newsfeed is a media event at Menlo Park in California, which happens to be the headquarters of the company. This event comes close on the heels of the previous event that took place in January, where the social search features were displayed.
The newsfeed is considered to be the pillar of the social networking site that includes images, videos as well as comments. There are other couple of pillars on which Facebook stands firmly – the user profiles and the search. It is not the first time that there is any update in the feeds.
The previous update had taken place in September 2011. The ads were then directly fit into the feeds. The company now seriously focuses on mobile first experiences as the number of mobile users are increasing who access social networking sites on these devices.

Friday, March 1, 2013

LG launches Optimus G in India for Rs 34,500

The worldwide leader in electronics, LG Electronics, has launched the Smartphone, LG Optimus G in India. The Smartphone was launched on Wednesday. The phone runs on Android Jelly Bean (V. 4.1.2). The phone has been priced at Rs. 34,500.
The phone has front and back cameras. The rear camera is 13MP and the front camera is just 1.3MP. The phone comes with 32GB of internal memory and also offers support to NFC. With the help of the Jelly Bean, LG has expanded the support to the operating system. You will see LG’s own Optimus 3.0 UI.
Image: Indian Express
The Smartphone comes with a screen of 4.7”. The LG Smartphone is built with Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro 1.5 GHz Quad-core processor. The performance speed is satisfactory and gives value for your money.
The 13MP camera is one of the most attractive features of the phone. To make the camera more worthwhile, LG has come up with very helpful apps that makes using the camera a joy. The SmartShutter is one such app that adjusts the speed of the shutter that captures quality images at the drop of a hat.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

BlackBerry Z10 not so fine to pose threat to Google and Apple

After a long wait, the BlackBerry Smartphones are finally out. However, for some people, there is not much to cheer about the phone. On the other hand, some people have appreciated the Smartphone. In short, there is a mixed bag for this BlackBerry Smartphone.
According to the analysts, the phone does have good looks. But, it is not really strong enough to pose any kind of threat to the devices that run on Google’s Android as well as the iPhones.
The BlackBerry Z10 has been said to be one last chance and the popular phrase associated with this launch is “make or break”. But the efforts on the part of the company might prove to be futile as they have come too late.
Though there is the OS that has been well appreciated, as well as a fresh new user interface, in the days of ever changing technology, BlackBerry certainly has been a latecomer.
Will BlackBerry be able to catch up with its other competitors? Only time will tell.

Microsoft introduces the new Office version Office 365 Home Premium

Tuesday was a big day for Microsoft when they launched a new version of their Office software – the Office 365 Home Premium. It will be a great development for the company, whose Office suite has been one of the most popular software around for a long time now.
The new suite will be targeting the home users more than the professional ones. It will most certainly help the company to strengthen their footing and spell some tough competition, especially from Google which has many free online apps. It remains to be seen how the users approach the new version from Microsoft.
The Office 365 Home Premium is tagged as being the first major revamp of the Office 2010. Though the latest version was launched on Tuesday, it was last month itself that some of the companies had got the new version. That was because of the contracts those companies had with Microsoft.
The new Office is likely to take on other companies like Apple and Google in this category. Though Microsoft has a domination in this field, there are a lot of Google apps, that can be used online and are very popular as well.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Samsung introduces Galaxy Grand

Samsung has come up with yet another product in the Galaxy family. It is the Galaxy Grand that is likely to be priced at about Rs. 21,500. The latest device from the South Korean company comes in dual-SIM. There is a lot to boast of when it comes to the Galaxy brand. Of course, there is something for the Galaxy Grand as well.
If the reports are to be believed, the Galaxy Grand has a huge, huge battery life of 21 hours. It runs on the Android Jelly Bean operating system. There is an 8MP primary camera along with flash and 2MP front camera as well. The camera is a perfect example of zero shutter-lag as well as ultra-quick start-up.
The camera in this device has illumination sensor to the back that makes it possible to have clearer shots even in low lights. You can do full HD video recording as well. There are the features of the Galaxy Note 2 and the Galaxy S3 in this new Smartphone.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Facebook’s new Graph Search tool – a challenge to Google?

So what Facebook doesn't still have a phone of its own, it has its very own Graph Search tool. Experts and analysts feel that the new tool from Facebook might be soon able to make it more revenue. But what about the extremely popular search engine – Google? Has Facebook encroached on the areas dominated by Google or will it, in the future?
It would be too premature to comment on what difference it will make on Google’s search. But one thing is for sure, whatever is the outcome, it won’t affect Google soon. The Facebook stock might also come under a bit of pressure, mainly from the investors who were expecting a stronger announcement like a Facebook Phone.
There is lot Facebook can search through the bigger search bar now. People will be able to find their past images, the hotels friends and family visited, the films that their friends enjoy and even possible dates too. It is more of a comprehensive search from Facebook. But what will happen if Facebook remains clueless about the queries?
Well, Microsoft’s Bing is there for the rescue. It will pull in the normal search results in that case.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Apple is likely to bring in $500 iPhones

Apple – the technology giant is working on iPhones that would cost as low as only $500. It is expected to be a cheaper version of the current iPhone in the market. The iPhone is likely to release by the middle of 2013. There are reports doing the rounds of the various media that Apple is pretty serious about this new iPhone.
There are a couple of reasons why the Smartphone may cost that low. The first reason is that the material used in the new iPhone would be polycarbonate plastic, which will bring the cost down as the input costs are low. That is why there should be a lot of demand from those people who want to purchase an iPhone, but cannot due to the high costs.
Some experts in the industry are terming the new iPhone in the wings as ‘iPhone Mini’. The size of the iPhone will be a tad smaller than the current one, which will also help in reducing the price. However, it is interesting to note that Apple has not made any comments on these reports. So, these are all guessing games at the moment.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Apple working on the next iPhone

Smartphone giant Apple is said to be busy working on their next iPhone. These are not just rumors but have some concrete base. Along with the iPhone, the company is also busy checking the newer version of their iOS software. It was a very positive development for the company which helped the shares of Apple go up.
The Nasdaq stock exchange saw the Apple shares go up by as much as 4.3%. The app developers have spotted through the apps reference log, the orientation of a novel iPhone identifier, iOS 7 operating system as well as iPhone 6.1.
The identifier for the iPhone 5 is iPhone 5.1 and iPhone 5.2, while it is powered by operating system iOS 6.
The developer logs indicate that the requests that are coming have a certain origin. This is tracked to the Cupertino campus, which suggests that the engineers at the Apple center are currently testing compatibility for some of the popular apps.
It should be noted that the device data as well as the OS can be counterfeit. However, the IPs are unique and can be effective in deciding if the developments are indeed factual.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Is the Sony 650X Odin the Xperia X?

There are stories going on in the market and the in the world of technology that the Sony 650X Odin the Xperia X. The phone is likely to show up during the Consumer Electronics Show 2013 that is taking place in this month only. If it does not show up this month, then it will be launched Mobile World Congress event.
This Mobile World Congress event will be held in February. There will be a 1080p display for this 5” phone. There will be many phones this year that will sport this feature and is something that will be linked with the high end handsets. Even the Samsung Galaxy S IV falls in this category as far as the display is concerned.
There will be a quad-core processor in the phone. This quad-core processor is said to be the 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro quad-core SoC.
The Sony Xperia X will have a launching partner in the form of Xperia Z, though there will be some duration between the two launches. It looks as if there is a lot on offer from Sony in this New Year.
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