Friday, August 2, 2013

Motorola Moto X vs. Apple iPhone 5 – Which One Attracts You

Motorola just released Moto X Phone on the August 1st event, a flagship device from Motorola. Needless to say, it’s going to be fighting against some of the greats in the space, and with that in mind, people are going to wonder if it’ll have enough power in its punch to dethrone the mighty iPhone 5 from its throne. It’s Motorola’s long awaited flagship against the iPhone 5, so we’re taking a sneak peek at how the two compare against one another.


From a far glance, we can’t deny the fact that our eyes are more attracted to the 4.7-inch 720p AMOLED display of the Moto X, since its vibrant colors just reels us in much more than anything else. With the Apple iPhone 5, it bears a modest 4-inch Retina Display (640 x 1136 pixels) that continues to give us colors that are more realistic looking, but for some reason, our eyes still favor the saturated tones put out by the Moto X. Naturally, details are pretty much identical with the two.


Here’s the thing, the iPhone 5 absolutely has the premium element on its side, since its brushed aluminum rear casing just delivers that polished quality – whereas with the Moto X, it employs a rubbery composite frame. However, the Moto X offers better ergonomics with its curved rear casing, which enables us to grasp the handset in a more natural position. Out of everything, though, we’re mesmerized to find that the Moto X is extremely convincing with its overall size, as it’s just a smidgen larger than the iPhone 5, which interestingly enough hosts a smaller 4-inch display.

Another item worth mentioning about the Moto X, we like how there’s a personalized touched with it as well. Unlike the iPhone, which is only available in black or white, there’s an insane level of customization attached to the Moto X. Sure, its construction might not feel as sturdy as Apple’s pride and joy, but heck, some people will surely appreciate the options available with Moto Maker – Moto’s online portal for designing the handset from scratch.


Quite frankly, we already know where this is headed. Android continues to show accelerated growth with its functionality – despite the fact that iOS still has some better looking and performing apps than Android. And with the introduction of the Moto X, they’re clearly focusing a lot of effort with the experience, as some of its new features really puts it ahead of what Apple has on the iPhone 5 right now. From Touchless Controls to its Active Display, there’s no denying that the gap is widening even more between these two rival platforms.

They don’t sport the most threatening hardware under their hoods, but their processors are effective enough to deliver remarkable performances. In fact, they’re able to run most tasks with the same level of finesse and ease – then again, it’s hard to distinguish what the Moto X can do at this point, since we haven’t spent enough time dealing it with some intensive processes.


Finally, Motorola has a device that can tangle with the iPhone 5’s reach, namely due to the handset’s upcoming availability with all major wireless carriers in the US. There have been many devices to eclipse the iPhone in terms of hardware and software experiences, but as we’ve come to see time after time, they still are unable to dethrone it from the top of the ladder. In order to do so, the Moto X requires that balanced set of features and performance to prove that it’s a worthy candidate in making the challenge very interesting.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Samsung officially confirmed its Galaxy S4 mini uses Snapdragon 400 chip

The Samsung Galaxy S 4 has been one of the most popular sellers in 2013 by far. The rumors and reports about the mini version of Samsung Galaxy S 4 smartphone have flooded the internet. This bit of information may have been revealed by benchmarks already, but it is good to have an official statement on the matter as well. All of the Samsung Galaxy S4 mini variants use a Qualcomm Snapdragon SoC, as the Korean tech giant confirmed for us.
In particular, the chips in question are the MSM8930, used for the 4G LTE model of the Samsung Galaxy S4 mini, and the MSM8230 used for the 3G model of the smartphone. Both chips are part of the Snapdragon 400 series of system-on-chip solutions, made using 28nm manufacturing process and paired with the Adreno 305 graphics unit.

Friday, May 31, 2013

Verizon's Nokia Lumia 928 vs AT&T's Nokia Lumia 920 – See what are the differences and which is your choice

Lumia 928 vs. Lumia 925
Verizon’s Nokia Lumia 928 has just now finally become official and it’s Nokia’s first Windows Phone 8 device on the biggest carrier in the United States. But after so much time waiting for it, how does it differ from the AT&T and internationally launched Nokia Lumia 920 that we saw half a year ago? And has the wait been worth it?

Different design, Xenon flash

Good news is there are some differences. They start from the design - the Lumia 928 is virtually the same size with a 4.5-inch 1280 x 768-pixel OLED display, but the device is more blocky, rectangular, without the sharp edges of the Lumia 920, which thus produces better visual experience for people to watch HD movies on Lumia 928. Still, the back retains the typical Nokia pillowy convex shape.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Windows Blue is confirmed by Microsoft officially to allow for smaller screened tablets

Microsoft confirmed on its blog on Monday that the long rumored update for Windows 8 that is code named Windows Blue, will be coming later this year. According to Microsoft’s Tami Reller, the update will allow Windows to run on devices of all different display sizes, form factors and battery life. This should lead to smaller 7 inch Windows 8 powered tablets designed to compete with the 7.9 inch Apple iPad mini and the low-cost 7 inch Android tablets led by the Amazon Kindle Fire. Rumors that the update will allow for smaller sized Windows tablets have been circulating for some time. The update will also give more options for businesses and consumers for work and play, and will also allow Microsoft to respond to feedback from those using Windows 8 and Windows RT.
Windows Blue

Reller also pointed out that the number of apps in the Windows Store has increased 6X since launch, offering more apps than iOS had available after its first year. She also passed along the news that 250 million Windows Store apps have been downloaded. Meanwhile, the number of certified devices for Windows 8 and Windows RT is up to 2,400 with more touch screen devices being added to the roster.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

So called "Plants vs Zombies 2: It's About Time" reportedly to be released this July

The game Plants vs Zombies has been a mega hits in gaming, especially in mobile. The game was first released on Steam back in 2009, followed by iOS in 2010, and Android in 2011. It has been a key game in the resurgence of the tower defense genre, and gamers have been eager for a sequel, and it looks like that sequel is finally coming this July.

Developer PopCap made it known that the game was in the works last August, but just today posted a teaser video on YouTube stating that the game will be launching in July. The video doesn't show any gameplay, or give any information about the game at all actually. It just shows users who are angry that the Plants vs Zombies sequel is taking so long, which seems to be why PopCap has decided to subtitle PvZ 2: It's About Time.

Monday, May 6, 2013

3 Methods to Add a Camera Shortcut on Galaxy S 4 Lock Screen

The Samsung Galaxy S4 embraced users with lots of wonderful features, among which the camera is an often used one. But, for users who like to take photos or snap videos with Galaxy S4 camera, there's a problem that no way of unlocking the phone could guide users straightly into the camera app. Without a shortcut of camera on Galaxy S4 lock screen, users have to do more clicks to get into the camera app. Like many of the S4's advanced features, this is optional, and disabled by default. It is quite easy to enable it. The following three different kinds of camera shortcuts could help you put on the Galaxy S4's lock screen.
Samsung Galaxy S4 camera

Method 1: from the Settings app, go to My device > Lock screen and enable "Shortcuts." From there you can customize which shortcut icons are shown down below on the lock screen, and loading one of these apps up is a simple as dragging it upwards. Naturally, one of the defaults is the camera app.

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Top 25 All-Time Paid and Free Downloaded Apps for iPad and iPhone Revealed by Apple

In 2011 January, the downloads of apps from App Store had already surpassed 10 billion. In 2012, the market research company Cupertino showed that the downloads exceled over 25 billion. Now, the countdown to 50 billion App Store downloads is underway. Apple has begun highlighting the “top 25 all-time” free and paid apps on iPad and iPhone in a list.
Top 25 apps downloads chart

Some of the apps included in the list are no surprise, with the likes of Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, and Skype topping the free chart, and Angry Birds, Fruit Ninja, and Doodle Jump topping the paid chart.

Apple has broken the charts down into iPhone and iPad and highlighted 25 free and 25 paid apps for each device. There are six Apple apps in the paid charts, and five from Rovio — most of which are Angry Birds games, as you might expect. Facebook continues to be the most downloaded free iOS app of all time on iPhone, while Skype holds that title on the iPad. You can view the charts below:

Saturday, May 4, 2013

5 tips to boost your iPhone and Android smartphone battery life to make your phones work longer

iPhone battery icon
The battery performance has been long the weakness of smartphones, no matter it is an iPhone, Android phone or a Windows phone, though the battery capacity has been rising up all along. Many people could have experienced such circumstances: their smartphones are going to die but they still need the assistance of their phone. Such conditions would happen especially when you’re on a long train journey or you don’t get a backup battery. People may want to know how to prolong their phone battery life so as to make their phones work longer. That’s what this post is talking about. Here I have collected 5 tips to help you save and boost your phone battery life for emergency use.

Tip 1: Turn off the radios you aren't using.
This might be obvious to some, but this is one of the biggest causes of fast battery drain. Turn off the radios in your phone you aren't using; even when they are idle they suck power. That means switching off the WiFi, GPS and Bluetooth when you don't need them. 

Friday, May 3, 2013

Samsung planned to release waterproof and dust resistant variant of Galaxy S 4 and an 8-inch tablet, said The Wall Street Journal

Without doubt, the Samsung Galaxy S 4 has become the most popular Android smartphone for 2013 spring since its official release. As reported, Samsung has seen four times as many pre-orders for the standard Galaxy S4 as for its predecessor, the Galaxy S3. With such a big fame and popularity among worldwide smartphone users, there’s no reason that Samsung would refuse to provide more variants of Samsung Galaxy S 4. And that comes to the point. From a report of The Wall Street Journal, Samsung is going to release two variants of Samsung Galaxy S 4 and an 8-inch Samsung tablet in the near future.
Samsung Galaxy S 4

According to a Wall Street Journal report, the Korean monolith plans to release a variant of the much anticipated Galaxy S4 Android smartphone dubbed the Galaxy S4 Active. This new variant will be reportedly waterproof and dust proof but still have the same look and feel as the flagship S4. Meanwhile, the report also says that Samsung plans a new 8-inch Galaxy tablet and a smaller, 4.3-inch version of the Galaxy S4. But no further information of the three devices mentioned above has been available currently. We have to wait for a while.

Monday, April 22, 2013

10 Best Free Call Recording Apps for Android Smartphones

Granted, some Android handsets come with a preinstalled call recorder in the dialer app, which comes in very handy, but for those who don't, there are dedicated apps in the Play Store. Unfortunately, call recording on Android is still hit-or-miss, highly dependent on the device and the software version, and you might need to record on speaker often. Motorola phones, for instance, rarely apply, the Galaxy S III has workaround issues after the Jelly Bean update, and the S II needs the recording sources tinkered with, to name a few.
call recorder for android

Yet if they work on your handset, the apps not only let you record your conversations, but can automate the task, convert the resulting audio files, and even shoot them out via email and the like straight away. You can give them a try to check if your specific device is supported, as we've rounded some of the best free Android call recording apps for you below. 

Friday, April 12, 2013

The First Facebook Phone HTC First Gets Official Release on Friday with Brand-New Facebooking Experience

If you’ve been eager to replace your start screen with a scrolling Facebook feed, your day has finally come.  The HTC First is the first smartphone with deep enough Facebook integration to be dubbed the “Facebook phone.”  It uses an Android OS primed with Facebook’s baby-blue interface, sending you directly to the familiar news feed, photo service, and messaging system that used to hide in a dedicated app.
HTC First Facebook phone

Reviews for the HTC First “Facebook phone” started appearing on the web today, with largely positive reactions.  Its specs are on par with what smartphone users expect, and some have expressed an appreciation for the way it puts Facebook front-and-center without making it difficult to use other Android programs.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

HTC One X is reported to embrace Android 4.2.2 update with Sense 5 this June or July

The HTC One family members have gained great attention since its release, specially the HTC One X. The software update for HTC One X is also a big concern. According to the latest reports, though not officially from HTC, someone who has had reliable HTC information in the past is saying that the HTC One X will be receiving another update to Android 4.2.2 this June or July. The rumor goes on to say that the update will include HTC Sense 5. While this news is not coming directly from the Taiwan based manufacturer, HTC has already said that all or part of Sense 5 will be sent out to the HTC One X, HTC One X+, HTC DROID DNA/Butterfly and the HTC One S.
HTC One X+

Sunday, March 31, 2013

10 practical, easy and funny April Fools’ Day pranks to play on your kids

It’s been April Fools’ Day again. This is the funniest holiday in a year. People could play tricks and pranks on each other with a “Happy Fools’ Day” ending to make pranked people laugh aloud. Lots of parents count April Fools’ Day as one of their favorite holidays of the year. Having a day devoted to practical jokes gives moms and dads a break from playing the straight guy. So, here, I have collected 10 practical, easy and funny April Fools’ Day pranks for parents to play on their kids. Check them below:

1. “Put a rubber band around the sprayer on the kitchen sink and make sure it’s pointing straight out. When your kids go to wash their hands they’ll get sprayed!”  

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

13 Popular and nice movies to watch on Easter 2013 with your family and kids

The 2013 Easter is just around the corner. Actually, as the developing of society, the traditional holidays are not only the time for people to celebrate and commemorate, but also an great opportunity to get highly discounted items online or from physical shops.  For movie fans, a good news comes that they can get a highly discounted media solution, Total Media Converter Ultimate, capable of processing all media conversions between video, audio, DVD, Blu-ray and online videos, from the 2013 Easter Promotion. But the question may come that once they have wonderful tool to assist movie enjoying on 2013 Easter, quite few options of Easter movies are known to be chosen. Thus, I have collected some wonderful Easter movies, which are quite popular and nice for you to watch on Easter Day with your family for 2013 Easter. 
Happy Easter 2013

Amongst these:
* The First Easter Rabbit (1976) – this animation movie is the story of the first Easter bunny. When a little girl tosses her stuffed bunny, the movie goes on telling the story of the animal going out in the world and officially becoming the first Easter rabbit. 

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Apple iPhone 5S is reported to have a “Killer Feature” to surprise fans

iPhone 5S
HTC, Sony, and Samsung have all had their big reveals for new flagship devices, and Motorola/Google is still a couple months away from Google I/O and whatever announcement is made there. So, that means it's time for analysts to come back out and talk about Apple. The newest bit of "analysis" says that the iPhone 5S (but really iOS) will have a new "killer feature", which seems like a pretty obvious thing for Apple to aim at providing.

Morgan Stanley analyst Katy Huberty may be a bit more reliable of a source, because she has recently met with Apple CFO Peter Oppenheimer. Huberty is saying that "Apple will surprise this year" with "a killer feature that drives consumers increasingly to the platform”. She said that the feature would start on the iPhone 5S, but made it clear that whatever the improvement, it would be a software feature, because it would increase "the value of those 500 million [Apple] accounts."

Monday, March 18, 2013

5 Best and Most Popular Android Smartphones So Far

Unlike iOS smartphone, which only includes a single iPhone, Android phones come in all different shapes, sizes, and feature sets from various manufacturers. With such a steady stream of excellent handsets, the list of best and most popular Android smartphones updates frequently, so it is necessary to make it clear that these smartphones on the list are just the best and most popular Android smartphones so far. Let’s cut the crap and go to the topic directly to see the list.
Samsung Galaxy S 3
Samsung Galaxy S3 (AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular, Verizon)
Pumped with high-performing hardware and creative software features, the Samsung Galaxy S3 is an excellent, top-end phone that's neck and neck with the HTC One X.
Pro: The Samsung Galaxy S3 comes fully loaded with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, 4G LTE/HSPA+ 42 capability, a zippy dual-core processor, and a strong 8-megapixel camera. S Beam is an excellent software enhancement, and the handset's price is right.
Con: The Galaxy S3's screen is too dim, and Samsung's Siri competitor, S Voice, disappointed.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition retail disc version lands on April 20th at $19.99

Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition
With the release of Skin Pack 4 for Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition, it’s really excited for people to get the news that Microsoft will soon bring “Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition” to retail as a disc-based version that will let gamers who are not currently connected to Xbox LIVE experience the thrill of Minecraft! This version of “Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition” will contain all the same features and content included in the current version, as well as the new additions coming soon in the ninth title update to the game. The retail game will be exactly the same as the digital version in every way, including support for multiplayer connectivity between the retail game and the digital download, and the retail disc version will receive all the same content and feature updates as the digital version ongoing.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

4 innovations on Samsung Galaxy S IV would lead the trend of future smartphones

With so many anticipations and so long the waiting, we have finally got clear to the release of the next Samsung Galaxy. It is only three days until Samsung officially releases Galaxy S IV on March 14th in New York City. The new Galaxy S smartphone is reported to be great features in configuration, like: thinner, larger, faster and better camera. However, all these features could be “common shinning spots” in various other smartphones, just like Xperia Z. Actually, the features that make the Galaxy S IV different from other smartphones are some innovations, right which might lead the trend of the future smartphones. Let’s take a look at these innovations:
Samsung Galaxy S IV
Innovation 1 - Rumored eye-tracking technology: The smart operating of the phone that would allow users to scroll pages via eyes. When users’ eyes reach the bottom of the page, the smartphone would automatically load up the next page.

Friday, March 8, 2013

Samsung Galaxy S IV reportedly to feature 13MP camera and 1.8GHz quad-core processor in leaked images

The next Thursday’s Samsung Galaxy S IV event is just around the corner. At that time all the detailed specs and features of Samsung Galaxy S IV would be exposed. Samsung is always not good at keeping their devices under wraps, especially when their carriers have got the devices in hand a few days before the official release, though, it could be considered as some kind of advertisement. Just before the announcement, new specs of Samsung Galaxy S IV have been exposed. This time comes to the camera and processor. As reported, Samsung Galaxy S IV would come with a 13MP camera and a 1.8GHz quad-core processor.
Samsung Galaxy S IV specs
The screenshots, released by GSM Israel, apparently shows the Quick System Info PRO app running on the Galaxy S4 – which revealing specifications such as a 5-inch 1080 x 1920 display with a 480ppi pixel density. With such wonderful screen display, it would be amazing for people to enjoy HD movies on Galaxy S IV.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

New features of Samsung Galaxy S IV exposed in leaked system settings screenshots

Just like the long talked and anticipated Apple iPhone 5S, the next generation of Samsung Galaxy flagship, the Galaxy S IV, is also a hot spot in smartphone industry. Not like iPhone 5S, which we have got quite little information, the Samsung Galaxy S IV seems to be much easier for people to get the specs. Just like this time. Once again, there’re several leaked screenshots online regarding on the new Galaxy S IV, which indicate new features, showed in the picture below:
Samsung Galaxy S IV
The leaked pictures are about some system settings of Galaxy S IV. Two of the leaked features on the leaked system settings screenshots are worthy of mention: Smart Scroll and Smart Pause. The former new feature could record users’ eyes and smartly scroll the pages when users’ eyes reach the bottom of the page during web browsing. The Smart Pause feature means the smartphone would automatically pause the media playing when users turn away their faces.

The Samsung Galaxy S IV would be officially announced next Thursday on the Samsung Galaxy S IV event on March 14th. The phone is reported to come with a 5-inch full HD Super AMOLED display, 1.8GHz 8-core processor, 64GB memory storage, 2GB RAM, 13MP camera and Android Jelly Bean OS. 

More pictures leaked:

Apple to release an iPhone 5S with A7 chip and fingerprint security and a cheaper fiberglass model in June?

The reports about the next iPhone have been everywhere online. There’re rumors reporting that iPhone 5S would be announced in August previously. But now, Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities, who has correctly predicted quite a few Apple's plans before, now restates that Cupertino is aiming to launch both a souped-up iPhone 5S, and a more affordable iPhone in June.
iPhone 5S
The iPhone 5S might look and feel like the current Apple flagship, but upgraded with a more powerful A7 SoC, dual LED flash with alternative coloring, which we've heard about before, as well as a fingerprint security method, integrated after its acquiring of AuthenTec last year for $356 million.

The cheaper iPhone is going to add some bulk and heft compared to the premium device, and the chassis is allegedly going to be fused out of fiberglass and plastic.

It will sport LTE radio, but the analyst thinks Apple will be having tailored versions for different carriers like the TD-SCDMA China Mobile, rather than slap Qualcomm's newly-announced chip that combines all radios under the sun: "RF360's customers are OEMs who have no capability to design RF front end and PA by themselves," mentioned the analyst.

The iPhone 5S is also going to arrive in a version for China Mobile subscribers, but the analyst expects the network testing procedures to be done at a later date than the global July launch, namely around September this year, which will serve as a huge boost for the iPhone 5S holiday quarter sales.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Samsung Galaxy S IV rumored to be out with Eye-Tracking technology on March 14th event

So far, as we know about the next generation of Samsung Galaxy flagship, the Galaxy S IV would be officially unveiled on March 14th in New York City. Now, right at the edge of the very upcoming unveiling event of this new Galaxy S smartphone, a new report from The New York Times claims Samsung's next flagship handset will track users' eyes to automatically scroll content – the known Eye-Tracking technology.
Samsung Galaxy S IV event
The Eye-Tracking technology will track a user's eyes to determine where to scroll when viewing content such as a website. When people are reading content on website with Galaxy S IV and their eyes reach the bottom of the screen, the Galaxy S IV will reportedly automatically scroll down the page, allowing the user to view more content without needing to touch the display.

As for other features of Galaxy S IV, there would be an eight-core Exynox processor along with a separate eight-core graphics processor, 2GB RAM, 13MP rear camera and 2MP front camera, Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean OS. As for the screen display, there also appear changes in material. The long reported SuperAMOLED screen is rumored to be replaced by LED screen display due to the shortage of material. The screen size is 4.99-inch. 

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Rivio to premiere Angry Birds Toons cartoon series on March 16th for every weekend enjoyment

Rovio just announced that the weekly Angry Birds Toons would be premiered on March 16th. People could watch the Angry Birds Toons live every weekend to get to know the latest adventures of the birds and the pigs. This cartoon series includes 52 clips, each of which will be 3 minutes long. In this brand-new cartoon series, you could get deep into the story. What makes Bomb Bird so angry? Why is the King Pig the King Pig? And are those mischievous piggies ever going to get hold of the eggs? You can get all answers in the Angry Birds Toons.
Angry Birds Toons
Rovio has promised to broadcast the Angry Birds Toons cartoon series via various other platforms and devices, though still to be cleared on which platforms and devices. Of course, with a free video downloader and video converter, you can freely download Angry Birds Toons and watch Angry Birds Toons on your own devices as you like.
Actually, the Angry Birds Toons carton series is just the entry strategy of Rovio into entertainment. The ultimate purpose of Rovio is to become Hollywood flagship entertainment company just like Disney.  Rovio has started the work to cooperate with the film producer of Despicable Me, John Cohen, to prepare Angry Birds 3D CG film, which is scheduled for 2016 theater release. 

Friday, March 1, 2013

A detailed introduction of HTC One specs – Larger Screen, Full HD resolution, Ultrapixel camera and Android Jelly Bean

It’s been sometime since the official release of HTC One, perhaps one of the best all-rounded packages set to come out on the market in the first half of 2013. Widely known, HTC has got a tradition in making aluminum unibody phones with the absolute latest tech available for all its gadgets. So is the HTC One. This brand-new smartphone no doubt delivers quite amazing excitement for people with the wonderful features.
The biggest bullet point in the features list is the camera - a 4MP "ultra-pixel" camera. Yes, the resolution sounds too low, but this camera marks a first in the mobile phone imaging world, which puts it next to the Nokia 808 PureView and Lumia 920, which means that the “ultra-pixel” 4MP camera could even snap pictures with high quality like that of Lumia 920 and Nokia 808 Pureview, according to HTC announcement.

Of course, HTC One is also performing excellent in other specs. The 4.7" 16M-color 1080p (1080 x 1920 pixels) Super LCD 3 capacitive touchscreen delivers up to 469ppi. With full HD resolution, watching HD movies on HTC One is no doubt a big enjoyment. The smartphone features 1.7GHz Qualcomm APQ8064G Snapdragon 600 quad-core processor with 2GB RAM, which ensures smooth and fluent operating. As to the software, HTC One operates with Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean and Sense 5. People could get quite advanced software experience.

HTC One features at a glance:
* General: Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE, quad-band UMTS/HSPA, optional LTE Cat 3 (100Mbps downlink, 50Mbps uplink);
* Form factor: Aluminum unibody touchscreen bar phone;
* Dimensions: 137.4 x 68.2 x 9.3 mm, 143 g;
* Display: 4.7" 16M-color 1080p (1080 x 1920 pixels) Super LCD 3 capacitive touchscreen, 469ppi pixel density; Corning Gorilla Glass 2;
* Chipset: Qualcomm APQ8064T Snapdragon 600;
* CPU: Quad-core 1.7 GHz Krait 300;
* GPU: Adreno 320;
* RAM: 2GB;
* OS: Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean with Sense 5;
* Memory: 32GB/64GB storage;
* Camera: 4 megapixel auto-focus camera with ultra-pixels and Optical Image Stabilization; LED flash;
* Video camera: Full HD (1080p) video recording at 30fps with HDR; 720p @ 60fps;
* Front camera: 2.1MP front-facing camera, 88°; 1080p@30fps video with HDR;
* Connectivity: Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth 4.0, standard microUSB port with MHL and USB host, GPS receiver with A-GPS and GLONASS, 3.5mm audio jack, NFC, IR port;
* Battery: 2,300mAh Li-Po;
* Misc: Beats Audio, BoomSound stereo speakers on the front, HDR microphone, HTC Zoe photo gallery;

Samsung to release Snapdragon 600 Galaxy S IV in US and Exynos 5 Octa Galaxy S IV in Europe?

For a long time of rumoring and reporting, what we know about the exact details of the next Samsung Galaxy now is that Samsung will announce Galaxy S IV on March 14th on the Samsung media event. As for the specs of the rumored-to-be-called Samsung Galaxy S IV, from the previous reports, we know this smartphone would be coming with a 4.99" FHD (1920x1080 pixels) Solux screen display, quad-core processor, three different models (16GB, 32GB and 64GB), and some other minor features. The processor of this smartphone has been rumored a lot. Many people expect Samsung Galaxy S IV to be featuring a Samsung Exynos 5 Octa processor, though some rumors suggested the Samsung Galaxy S IV might be out with Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor.

According to the latest news, Samsung would announce different models of CPU for Galaxy S IV in different regions. It is reported that Samsung Galaxy S IV would use Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 600 in the United States, and a Samsung Exynos 5 Octa in Europe and other places of the world where LTE is not that widespread, according to a recent JPMorgan note. For the Snapdragon 600, Samsung might be placing orders with TSMC, the foundry that uses its 28nm process to make Qualcomm’s chip. All this might be of a big benefit to TSMC and one more reason why the company expects stronger than usual Q1 revenue. Of course, for the detailed specs of Samsung Galaxy S IV, we still need to wait for the March 14th Samsung Galaxy event. 
Samsung Galaxy S IV Event

Thursday, February 28, 2013

LG released 5.5-inch flagship LG Optimus G Pro with 1080P screen display and quad-core processor

The LG Optimus G must have impressed you a lot with its wonderful performance. Just not long before, LG announced its next flagship, the LG Optimus G Pro, which has been talked about to be competitive with Galaxy Note 2. The new flagship offers even better configurations for people. The Optimus G Pro could be considered as one of the most advanced smartphones in the market, due to its outstanding hardware and software specs. The 5.5-inch 1080P True HD-IPS+ LCD capacitive touchscreen display no doubt delivers amazing visual effect. If you want to enjoy HD movies on Optimus G Pro, you will certainly get fulfilled. The quad-core Qualcomm APQ8064T Snapdragon 600 chipset with 2GB RAM ensures smooth performing and operating of the phone. Check the below spec sheet to know the detailed configuration of this new flagship.
LG Optimus G Pro
LG Optimus G Pro specs
* General: GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz; UMTS 1900/2100 MHz, HSDPA, HSUPA; LTE, 100Mbps down, 50Mbps up
* Form factor: Touchscreen bar
* Dimensions: 150.2 x 76.1 x 9.4 mm, 160 g
* Display: 5.5" 16M-color FullHD (1080 x 1920 pixels) True HD-IPS+ LCD capacitive touchscreen
* Chipset: Qualcomm APQ8064T Snapdragon 600
* CPU: Quad-core 1.7GHz Krait 300 processor
* GPU: Adreno 320
* RAM: 2GB
* OS: Android 4.1.2 (Jelly Bean)
* Memory: 32 GB storage, microSD card slot
* Still camera: 13 megapixel auto-focus camera with backlit sensor, face detection and Best faces feature, touch focus and image stabilization, HDR
* Video camera: Full HD (1080p) video recording at 30fps, LED flash, HDR; 2.1MP front facing camera, video-calls, 1080p@30fps; dual video recording
* Connectivity: Dual-band Wi-Fi a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth 4.0, standard microUSB port with MHL features (TV Out, USB host), GPS receiver with A-GPS and GLONASS, 3.5mm audio jack, FM radio, NFC
* Battery: 3140 mAh
* Misc: Optimus UI, Extremely rich video/audio codec support, built-in accelerometer, multi-touch input, proximity sensor, gyroscope sensor, active noise cancellation with dedicated mic

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Rumored the next Microsoft Xbox – mostly named Xbox 720 would be released on April 26th

When will the next Microsoft Xbox be released? This must have been a big concern since Sony officially unveiled its PS4 last week. There were reports that indicate a June release event of Xbox on the E3 before. But some clues and reports suggested that Microsoft might put the date forward, pointing to early April release. And, just the very recent, Rob Crossley, the editor of CVG, leaked the official release date of Microsoft’s next Xbox via her Twitter account. In her Twitter, she mentioned that “The next Xbox event is scheduled for April 26th, I’ve been told by someone I trust. Microsoft may change date, obvs, but dirise tentatively.” Taking into account of the previous rumors that Microsoft would make some big moves in April, this new report seems to be great possible.
Xbox 720 release
As for the detailed specs of Xbox 720, there’s no official information. But most rumors give the console the code name "Durango". And according to VGLeaks’ claims, it’s going to be a pretty powerful system as well. If the rumors are true, it will rival the PlayStation 4's innovation of 8 GBs of RAM, making this a very close battle between systems.

- CPU: Eight individual CPU cores clocking in at a total of 1.6 GHz.
- GPU: Custom-built D3D11.1 class processor clocking in at 800 MHz.

Storage and Memory:
- 8 (GB) of DDR3 RAM
- 50 GB 6x Blu-ray Disc drive

Other Features:
- Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi Direct
- Image, video, and audio codecs
- Kinect multichannel echo cancellation (MEC) hardware

Monday, February 4, 2013

Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update arrives for Sony Xperia T smartphone in German, Netherland and Saudi Arabia

Sony has started rolling out Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update to its Xperia T in a few countries, just a week after we saw the alpha version surface for developers. The user-friendly 4.1 update however is now here, at least for users in countries like Germany, The Netherlands, Saudi Arabia and others.
Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update for Xperia T
The Jelly Bean update bumps up the software version of the Xperia T to 91.A.0.489 and brings improvements in the camera application, lock screen and dialer. You should also expect smoother performance of your device, courtesy of ‘Project Butter’.

Users reported updating via Sony’s PC Companion app, but the update is not yet up for all countries as the UK for example still hasn’t gotten it. It should arrive soon, though.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

iOS 6.1 Jailbreak untethered online with jailbreaking tool evasi0n out on Sunday

Apple just announced iOS 6.1 on Monday. By all accounts, customers haven't been shy in applying the update. Only in two days, 22% of Apple iOS device users have updated their devices to the latest version. But on the other hand, the jailbreaking of iOS 6.1 is also not to be outdone. A process for jailbreaking iOS 6.1 was announced for an official release on Sunday, from the new jailbreaking team evad3rs. The team has displayed their new jailbreak tool online. The jailbreak untethered is called evasi0n, which would be compatible with devices running on both iOS 6.0 and iOS 6.1, including iPhone, iPad, iPad mini and iPod touch.
iOS 6.1 jailbreak

Currently, the website is still showing the project in testing. According to the report, the iOS 6.1 jailbreak would be pushed out on Sunday. People who are interested in this team could stay tuned on the evasi0n website for the latest news. 

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Sony officially announced its 10.1-inch full HD Sony Xperia Tablet Z to gain tablet market share after the Xperia Z success in smartphone

Without any doubt, the Sony Xperia Z, which was only announced a few weeks ago, has gained great success for Sony in the smartphone market share. With its ultra-powerful hardware and software configuration, especially its beautiful and unique design, Sony Xperia Z has become a hot smartphone around the world. Now, after the success in smartphone, Sony turns its attention to the tablet market by announcing its latest brand new Sony Xperia Tablet Z.
Xperia Tablet Z
The slate has a 10.1 inch screen with resolution of 1920 x 1200 and the Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2. The new Sony tablet is powered by a quad-core 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro, which is probably the APQ8064. Without any doubt, it would deliver amazing visual experience for you if you play and watch HD movies on Xperia Tablet Z.

The Sony Xperia Tablet Z offers an 8.1MP camera on back and the Sony S-Force sound is said to bring "a sense of spaciousness". The device supports NFC, has LTE connectivity, a microSD port and comes with Android 4.1 out of the box. Like the Sony Xperia Z, the tablet is both water and dust proof.

Pricing and availability were still not revealed. What was announced was the 6.9mm slim profile of the tablet, which weighs in at 495 grams (17.5 ounces).

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

iPad mini concept design leaked online with 3.5-inch screen display

Previously, there’ve been reports that Apple would launch low-price iPhone late this year for developing countries and regions like China. Quite recently, the low-priced iPhone design has been leaked online, actually the iPhone mini concept design. These concept design pictures are provided by Martin Hjek. From these leaked pictures, we could see that the low-price iPhone in fact is very similar to the iPhone 5 in appearance design, only with a different 3.5" screen display on the new low-priced iPhone. The following pictures could show you how the new iPhone would look like.
iPhone mini

iPhone mini

iPhone mini

iPhone mini

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Lenovo announces Windows 8 IdeaPad Yoga 11S with Ivy Bridge processor

Lenovo just announced its new device IdeaPad Yoga 11S laptop. The IdeaPad Yoga 11S looks very similar to Yoga 11, but gets improved a lot in configurations. IdeaPad Yoga 11S runs on the Ivy Bridge processor to greatly improve the laptop performance, while Yoga 11 comes with ARM chipset. Also, in operating system, as this new laptop adopts x86 OS, it features the full Windows 8 OS, but not the Windows 8 RT version on Yoga 11.
Alongside the processor improvement, the screen resolution of Yoga 11S has also been improved greatly to 1600x900 IPS screen, compared to the 1366x768 pixels LCD screen display of Yoga 11. That means the Yoga 11S would no doubt deliver better visual effect for HD movie enjoyment.

Other features of Yoga 11S include: 8GB RAM, 128GB hard disk memory storage, dual-core Intel Core i5 processor. As reported, the Yoga 11S won't be available until sometime in June 2013, starting at $799.

Monday, January 7, 2013

Vizio Releases 11-Inch Windows 8 Tablet with AMD Hondo Processor

The CES 2013 is just around the corner, but the reports about Vizio’s new Windows 8 tablet has been full in the market. Vizio has just released a new Windows 8 tablet. The new Windows 8 tablet is reported to feature an 11 inches screen. The shinning point of this new tablet is that it is the first Windows 8 tablet to adopt AMD Z60 chipset. Besides, the 1080P HD screen resolution and the Microsoft Windows 8 OS also add more weights to this tablet.
Vizio Windows 8 tablet
The AMD Z60 chipset is released by AMD for Hondo platform with low power consumption. It comes with 1.0GHz dual-core processor, just like the Radeon HD 6250 chipset. As it is the first time to configure on tablet, there’s no on-hand data to know its performance. The processor is running on 2GB RAM and 64GB firm hard disk storage. The tablet would come with a built-in 2MP front camera for video chatting, micro-HDMI and microUSB ports.

It’s still unknown on the price and detailed marketing time. Very possibly it would appear on the Las Vegas 2013 CES. 

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Top 10 Most Popular YouTube Videos of 2012 for Free Enjoying and Downloading

With the passing away of 2012, we welcome the new year. In the past year, so many things have changed, just like the Top 10 list of most popular YouTube videos. In 2011, Britney Spears topped the annual list of the Top 10 Videos of 2011 with her "Criminal" video, but this year, another pop superstar, Kerry Paty, who gets two videos in the Top 5 most popular YouTube video list, claims the summit position with her trending music video “Wide Awake”. Other musicians including Carrie Underwood, Maroon 5, Justin Bieber, Rihanna and Elle Varner also win a position in the Top 10 list of 2012 most popular videos. Peep the music videos below. You can free enjoy and download these music videos with the help of Free YouTube Downloader to download music videos to your computer or portable handsets for unlimited enjoying.
10th. Dawn Richard – “Bombs”
9th. Taylor Swift – “I Knew You Were Trouble”
8th. Drake – “HYFR”
7th. Elle Varner – “I Don’t Care”
6th. Keyshia Cole – “Trust & Believe”
5th. Rihanna – “Where Have You Been”
4th. Justin Bieber – “As Long As You Love Me”
3rd. Maroon 5 – “Payphone”
2nd. Carrie Underwood – “Blown Away”
1st. Katy Perry – “Wide Awake”


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