May 16, 2013
There are over 100 million users of Apple desktop computers and laptops in the world; however, it's a fact that more than 80% of the worldwide computer users choose Microsoft Windows over Apple OS. That's because of various reasons, and therefore confuses Apple developers who constantly struggle to come up with improved variants and user-friendly interfaces. No matter the efforts, it seems that Windows will continue to win this round and battleship over and over again while Apple has to admit its defeat.
But just like regular users, hackers and virus programmers also mostly target Windows users because of their great population compared to Apple computer users.
May 10, 2013
Walk down the street in any bustling cosmopolitan city and you will struggle to avoid passers-by with their eyes glued to the screens of their smartphones. However, while smartphones have been a mainstay of many people’s lives for several years now, technological entrepreneurs at Google have continued their attempts to improve the way we view and search for data by developing a less obtrusive, ‘heads up’ display that allows users to have constant access to information with minimal hassle.
In basic terms, Google Glass is a lightweight headset with a projected display that also includes a camera, microphone, and the ability to connect to the Internet. This headset takes the form of a pair of high-tech glasses that allow wearers to accomplish a variety of tasks without ever having to fumble around for their smartphone or sit down in front of a computer.
In the recent months, we have seen many Indian and Chinese brands offer plenty of affordable smartphones in the Indian market. A few of these affordable smartphones have been getting good response from the consumers, thus forcing the established brands to look at offering smartphones at a lower price points in order to compete with them.
Xperia E dual is an affordable dual-SIM smartphone from Sony. The company seems to be targeting value seeker through this phone. Let's see if this smartphone fits that bill.
Karbonn is all set to launch its A7 Star smartphone in India. Karbonn A7 Star is the successor to Karbonn A7+ that was launched in October 2012.
Karbonn A7 Star is already listed on snapdeal.com for Rs. 6,190. The smartphone sports a 4.5-inch touch screen display with a resolution of 480X854 pixels. It is powered by 1 GHz dual-core processor along with 512MB of RAM. The internal storage available on the smartphone is 164 MB, which can be expanded by up to 32GB via microSD card.
May 5, 2013
Rovio has released Angry Birds Friends, the latest iteration in everyone's favorite pig popping adventures. The game is now available as a free download for iOS and Android.
Angry Birds Friends puts a social twist to the game you are familiar with, letting you challenge your Facebook friends for the title of ultimate bird flinger. Players have the option to compete in weekly tournaments with friends and see if they can snag the gold, silver or bronze trophies. This is similar to how Rovio has been offering the game Angry Birds on Facebook.
BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins is in the news again. After firing salvos at Apple and Samsung, he has come out in the open against the business case for tablets.
During an interview at the Milken Institute conference in Los Angeles, Heins said that he does't think there'll be a reason to have a tablet in five years and that tablets were not a good business model. The interview was reported by Bloomberg.
"In five years I don't think there'll be a reason to have a tablet anymore," said Heins. "Maybe a big screen in your workspace, but not a tablet as such. Tablets themselves are not a good business model."
A cheaper version of HTC's critically acclaimed flagship phone, HTC One, has surfaced online. Codenamed, M4, the mid-range variant of the phone follows the same design language that we've seen in the One, although it's not known if it will also use the same materials. It also features two speaker grills on the front and comes with Beats audio.
The images of the phone were brought to public domain by the notorious Evleaks who also informs that the phone would sport a 4.3-inch 720p screen, and will be powered by a dual-core processor, unlike the One's quad-core CPU. It will have 2GB RAM and the same Ultrapixel camera that featured in the HTC One. It will house a 1700mAh non-removable battery and offer 16GB of internal memory.
May 3, 2013
Before you select a carrier, think about the following three Cs. You need to make sure that you have the right coverage where you work or where people may travel to. You can do this by checking the user local wireless coverage and the reports. You have also to check if the company has the best customer service. You can learn about this from the reviews and the ratings that the customers give to the company. The third C is the cost. However, you will find that many mobile phone providers have the same rates. Even if one company chooses to cut its cost, other companies also will follow.
Apr 30, 2013
LG has announced the Optimus GK, smartphone for the Korean market, that packs in all the features of the LG Optimus G Pro but replaces the huge 5.5-inch screen with a 5-inch one.
Similar to the Optimus G Pro, the Optimus GK's screen is also a 1080p (1080x1920 pixels) one with a pixel density of 440ppi. It's powered by a 1.7GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor, and has 2GB of RAM. The phone will sport a 13-megapixel rear camera and a 2-megapixel front-facing one. It will offer 16GB of internal storage expandable up to 64GB via microSD,and come with a 3,100 mAh battery. It will also come with LTE support.
Guess the wait for the Android Key Lime Pie gets longer. The latest news reports are suggesting that Google will be rolling out Android 4.3 at Google I/O this year, instead of Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie as it was widely expected.