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iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus Review

Posted on 03 November 2014 by yizhan

The September of 2014, as anticipated, saw the release of not one, but two Apple smartphones. The expected iPhone 6 was accompanied by a bigger version called the iPhone 6 Plus. Both high-end, and both struggling to top the market like Apple was used to in Job’s time, let’s see what these phones have got for us.

Design and Size

Apple had to do something about maintaining their strategy of compactness in smartphones all the while wanting the “big smartphone” fans to be attracted to Apple too, instead of going to their competitor, Samsung’s readily available large smartphones. For this, Apple introduced the iPhone 6, which has a 4.7” screen and a big brother smartphone for the big screen lovers, the 5.5” inch screen possessing iPhone 6 Plus. Win-win.

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As the phones have elongated, they have also maintained slimness, being Apple’s slimmest ever phones, the iPhone 6 is 6.9mm thick whereas the 6 Plus is 7.1mm thick. As far as the screen is concerned, we have no idea why Apple only made the iPhone 6 Plus an HD display phone whereas the iPhone 6 has a 326PPi display, which is quite unimpressive.

So what’s new in the design? There isn’t much innovation to see here but rather more improved features. Since the iPhone 6 Plus is a huge device and quite hard to manage with one hand, Apple provided the Reachability feature that allows the top of the screen to come to middle screen for easy use. The problem? It looks annoying and I doubt many would use it. The better, improved keyboards are a plus, though. And of course, the new iPad-style landscape mode for homescreen is also wonderful, unfortunately it’s only for the 6 Plus.

Camera

Camera is one aspect where Apple excels – the quality is sharp and detailed, and the secondary cameras are impressive. Apple did not overlook the camera this time around either, and brought in new features for the camera like optical image stabilization and the Focus Pixel feature that enhances auto-focus ability, and also improved the overall camera quality. For the video recording, improved aperture, burst mode option, and the new 240fps slo-mo options are available on both the phones.

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Performance

Everyone expected better functionality and Apple served. The phones are backed up by a 1.39GHz dual-core 64-bit A8 chip accompanied by 1GB of ram. Even with quad and octa-core phones available out there, Apple manages to keep a full functioning high-end phone at dual-core.

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Battery

Coming as a huge relief is better battery performance on both the phones. The phones’ non-removable case hides an 1810 mAh battery – not the biggest as there are more than 2100 mAh ones but it runs decently enough. The battery life still does not compare to iPhone 6’s competitor, Samsung Galaxy S5 as the S5 can last a day even after full use and the iPhone 6 can last about 13-15 hours on light usage. No matter, at least the battery life on the phones is a step from the previous models although there could have been a better improvement.

Conclusion

For the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, all we can say is it definitely is a step up from the 5S, the new tweaks and improvements to enjoy are good but considering that many of the improvements come from iOS 8 rather than the iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus, many will find themselves upgrading their previous models rather than buying the new phones. If the phones were a little less pricey, then the new features would have been more than great, but for such prices, consumers demand more.

For the people who do not think of money as a drawback, the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus is a great release from Apple. Longer battery life, faster performance, sleekness and bigger screens, and new improvements are all a plus.

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Specifications

  • 3G and 4G LTE enabled
  • 2014 release, available to purchase
  • Nano-SIM compatible
  • Touch ID and Apple Pay
  • iPhone 6: 129 grams, iPhone 6 Plus: 172 grams
  • LED backlit LCD
  • iPhone 6:7” screen, 326 ppi, iPhone 6 Plus: 5.5” screen, 401 ppi
  • Multitouch
  • Shatter and fingerprint proof glass
  • 5mm headphone jack
  • No external memory card option
  • 1 GB ram
  • 16, 64, and 128 GB internal memory models available
  • Primary camera 8 megapixels, secondary camera 1.2 megapixels
  • 1080p @60fps and 720p @240fps video recording
  • iOS 8 (upgrade till 8.1)
  • A8 64-bit processor
  • Available in gold, silver, and gray
  • Price range high-end

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Getting to Know Samsung Gear Circle

Posted on 02 September 2014 by yizhan

Five years ago, not many people used smartphones. Today, even a 12 year old does. Technology has a way of reigning eras with its charm. We’re already getting so many technology news about wearable devices so we suspect the next thing to go mainstream will be wearable devices, too. With smart watches slowly becoming a common trend, companies are brainstorming to create new, creative wearable devices.

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Samsung, never missing from technology news, especially now that it is a leading smartphone brand, also works to create wearable smart devices. They recently just launched their Gear S smartwatch, and surprisingly launched a new wearable device the very next day of the Gear S launch – the Samsung Gear Circle.

Function

The Samsung Gear Circle takes its name after the circle shape it is in when its ear-buds are not in use. Forming a perfect circle, the Gear Circle circles around its owner’s neck like a, well, necklace, locked securely by the magnets provided. It is obviously a smart device so it doesn’t just work as wireless earphones but assist the user to answer calls, and make voice commands, too. Here’s the fun part though; the Samsung Gear Circle, when in circle form (i.e. clasped around the user’s neck), vibrates to alert the wearer of incoming calls or notifications. The Gear Circle connects to your smartphone via Bluetooth connectivity. It also features Wi-Fi connectivity. Further technology news and reviews when in releases will only tell us about how well this Circle performs.

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The Samsung Gear Circle’s battery power is 180 mAh, which can provide up to 11 hours of playback and talk time and up to 300 hours on standby.

Physical Features

The Gear Circle is a sleek device. The two ends of the Circle that act as ear-buds are like your average stuff-in earphones but each bud holds a small magnet on top – so that when not in use, the ear-buds can join heads to lock the Circle. The wire that leads up to the front where a small board proudly claims the Gear Circle logo, micro-USB port, and a microphone piece to assist your voice commands or call answering needs, is your average earphone wire so you can also put it in your pocket if wearing smart devices isn’t your thing.

Creatively, the ear-buds have a touch feature to help with volume and music track variations. Since there are no volume buttons on the device, that helps make it look even sleeker.

The Samsung Gear Circle will come into the market in three colors: black, white, and blue.

Samsung’s latest wearable device will roll out in October in the global market and till then, we cannot assume how well this device will rank. For now, it seems like an innovative device and Samsung’s ideas and innovations are impressive. The price range of this Circle is not released as yet but we think it will be close to the price range of high-end earphones ($80-$100), if not higher than them.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Predictions and Rumors

Posted on 07 August 2014 by yizhan

Last year we saw the release of the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 which improved on its predecessor, the Note 2, in various ways and turned a bunch of heads. Following the success of the Note 3 it is only normal that Samsung would be launching the 4th device in the series which would most probably be titled the Note 4.

One more thing to keep in mind about Samsung and the Note 4 is that the company has been at a fairly steady decline recently and it will only go further unless they manage to bring out something revolutionary in their next flagship device and judging by what we’ve heard of the Note 4 so far, it definitely seems like a device that will turn the tides back into Samsung’s favor.

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Before going into the specs and technical details of the device let’s get some main things like the release dates and price out of the way. From what has been revealed until now and calculating by previous Samsung release cycles, the most accurate prediction of the Note 4’s release date would probably be set in September and as for pricing, since the phone is packed with so much next generation hardware it is only normal that the expected price would reach at least somewhere around the 850$ mark at initial release.

Moving on to the screen size of the device let’s look at how the previous Note devices have turned out. The Note 1 had a 5.3 inch display; the Note 2 had a 5.5 inch display, the Note 3 had a 5.7 inch display so it’s pretty clear from the trend that each successive Note device has a screen size that is 0.2 inches larger than its predecessor so it really isn’t a far-fetched thought to expect that the Note 4 would be rocking a 5.9 inch display.

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As for the inner hardware specifications, the phone has been confirmed to be running a QHD screen with a resolution of 2560×1440 and Gorilla Glass 3. As for screen technology, there have been rumors that the Note 4 might have a PLS display instead of their traditional AMOLED since it will reduce costs but this is still too soon to talk about.

Going further into the technical specifications, expect a 16 MP rear camera that is capable of recording videos at 2160p at 30 FPS and a 2 MP front facing camera that can record 1080p videos at 30 FPS.

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The Note 4’ll most likely ship with a version of Android 4.4 Kitkat since Android L is still far from official release. Aside from this, expect your regular Quad-core/Octa-core processors and at the very least 3 GB of RAM included if not 4 GB. The GPU will most likely be an Adreno 420 or a Mali T-760 so you judging by these specifications you’ll be able to run any of the latest and hardware demanding Android apps for a long time to come.

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Samsung Galaxy S5 Review

Posted on 14 June 2014 by yizhan

It’s been a couple of very competitive years for market giants like Apple, HTC, Sony, Nokia and Samsung. Needless to say that Samsung has been one of the top dogs with its innovative ideas and smart market campaigns to attain and retain its customers. Previously focusing on a ‘lifestyle campaign’, this time Samsung has shifted its focus towards ‘product campaign’. In regards to its latest launch of the Samsung Galaxy S5, Ines van Gennip, one of  Samsung’s marketing directors said that this time Samsung is taking on a strategy of” people inspired innovation.” And Samsung once again has come on top with the upgrades to its latest, most anticipated android smart phone of the year.

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The Samsung Galaxy S5 offers better quality screen with Super AMOLED capacitive touch screen, 16M colors and a multi-touch interface.  This 1920 x 1080 pixel display places the new S5 somewhere between the S4 and Note 3, in regards to overall size and weight. In terms of display, the GS5 is much brighter than the GS4, not just indoors, but in direct sunlight too. Significant improvement has been seen in the viewing and the colors are more lifelike even from severe angles. There has been immense improvement on the camera with its 5312 x 2988 pixels and phase detection autofocus. This 16MP camera also has LED flash. The new bigger design has the added benefit of a more durable battery life with what Samsung calls ‘Ultra Power Saving Mode’, which comes in handy to keep users afloat when the battery is critically low. It automatically changes phone settings to manage basic functions and restricts app use for reserving power for emergency functions.

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There is plenty of power and storage, which is a nice improvement over its previous models. It supports up to 128 GB in addition to its existing internal memory of 16/32 GBs. Jam packed with Android v4.4.2, the phone supports up to 4G Networks. Speaking of speed, most versions of GS5 come with a new feature called Download Booster, which combines the power of WiFi, LTE and Grayskull to help to increase the download speed of larger files compared to the speed you get on any one network. This service however doesn’t support anything less than 30 MB and doesn’t apply to certain protocols like UDP and FTP.

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This model is both water and dust resistant which adds to its appeal and the overall upgrades on the software have managed to satisfy the customers on a large scale. There are however areas which could have used more work, like the fingerprint scanner in the home button and the heart rate monitor which some people have even gone so far as to declare futile. The Touchwiz UI looks way better but can still be frustrating for some users. Despite much speculation about a metal design, Samsung has yet again stuck with its conventional design completely. Although waterproof, its dimpled back can hardly be termed an improvement over the past designs. And being a flagship phone, much more was expected from Samsung, especially when its competitors are eye candy like the HTC One M8. However there are pros to not having a particularly slippery phone considering the GS5 is 5 mm taller, 3mm wider and 0.2mm thicker than its predecessor the GS4, and a better grip never hurt anyone.


The GS5 is currently selling at a price of around 650 $, depending on carrier charges and the FOREX.
All in all if you’re looking for a smart phone that delivers, the GS5 is one of your best options. Looking at it from a perspective of market share and customer base, Samsung could’ve just sat still and still sold all that much product, considering that, it is obvious that Samsung is making an effort this time to keep its customers happy.

Samsung Galaxy S5 specs:
5.1-inch Super AMOLED display @ 1080×1920 pixels, 432ppi
Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 8974-AC 2.5GHz quad-core processor
Adreno 330 Graphics
16GB internal memory
up to 128GB via microSD card
LTE 150Mbps
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.0
NFC
IP67 water & dust resistant
Fingerprint scanner
GPS with aGPS, GLONASS
16 megapixel camera with AF, LED flash
1080p @ 30, 60fps, 4K @ 30fps
2 megapixel front-facing camera @ 1080p
2,800mAh removable battery
Android 4.4.2 KitKat with TouchWiz UI

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ONDiGO- First Ever Mobile CRM Tailored for Professionals On-The-Go

Posted on 29 November 2013 by yizhan

The ONDiGO Mobile CRM app allows business owners to manage their professional and personal contacts on-the-go. ONDiGO is unlike any other Mobile CRM, this is easy to use and adapts to today’s mobile world and the way you work, allowing you to take your business anywhere.

Other Mobile CRM apps are hard to use and require for you to sit there and add information manually which takes up a lot of time that business owners do not have. The ONDiGO Mobile CRM’s noteworthy differentiation point is that the system includes triggered CRM automation for mobile so that instead of having to learn to work within your CRM , the CRM learns you allowing you to start working immediately and efficiently.
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This innovative app allows you to build close relationships with customers and keep track of important details resulting in higher revenue. ONDiGO Mobile CRM has made a huge impact among business owners and has become extremely popular with installs of 10,000-50,000 after its recent launch!

ONDiGO is now available for FREE in the Google Play Store and will be available soon for iOS. Take a look at their video  for a closer look at ONDiGO Mobile CRM.

ONDiGO Mobile CRM Features:

• Color Coding with labels such as (new, personal, in progress,customer,and business)
• View call history, make calls, and send SMS messages
• Set tasks and schedule meetings
• Attach documents and write notes
• View daily report in real time
• Search for information by keyword
• Prioritize interactions through the contact status option
• Automatically stores contacts and comments to the cloud
• Automatically ties with your phone contacts and Google calendar.
For more information about ONDiGO Mobile CRM please visit their website at http://ondigo.me/.

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Which 2013 smartphone is the best for gaming

Posted on 23 October 2013 by yizhan

Many of us use our smartphones for games. Some prefer the addictive challenge of a puzzler such as Cut the Rope, whereas others opt for the online casino or an arcade type adventure game. This means that one of our prime concerns when buying a smartphone should be: Which phone is best for gaming in 2013?

Android have a host of stylish phones which are great for gaming, as the Google Play store becomes ever more bountiful, but then Windows phones also have a fast developing app market. With all that in mind, it’s still nevertheless the iTunes store and the iPhone that lead the way for many critics and the iPhone5s looks set to reinforce Apple’s position.

When considering gaming abilities we should look at things like storage – 32or 64GB is preferable as games and heavy Operating Systems really fill a phone up – screen size, processing power and RAM. The latest iPhone ticks all of these boxes and the A7/M7 processing combination really makes the phone a mark of things to come.

That’s not to say Android has been left behind and many will still prefer the slightly larger screen of the Samsung Galaxy S4 or the sound capabilities of the HTC One. This new breed of Android phones have huge quad core processors to keep those graphics heavy arcade action games ticking along, and the user interfaces are great for swiping and touching the screen.

Phones like the Sony Xperia Z have really taken the market by storm, offering a 5inch display, Snapdragon processor and 2GB RAM. The Google Nexus 4 represents how much Google’s products are having an impact on the market. It’s fantastic value and has good size 4.7inch screen for decent visibility.

Remember, if you’re a fan of perusing online betting markets or playing online casino games, a larger screen can be just what you need. Anything above 4.5inches is about right.

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What Needs To Go Into Buying Your Laptop

Posted on 07 October 2013 by yizhan

What makes a laptop so popular? The most important feature is that you can take it anywhere without having to tether it to an outlet. On top of that, is has all the power of a desktop in a tiny little package. If you want to learn the right way to buy a laptop, read on.

Get the right sized screen when you buy a laptop. Look at the screen of your computer right now, and decide whether that is going to be a good screen size for your new laptop. In fact, take a look at bigger screens as well. Just keep in mind that the larger the screen is, the more the laptop will weigh.

Consider walking into a store and physically trying a laptop, even if you plan to buy it online. Buying a laptop online is a great idea for a number of reasons, but it can be hard to get a clear idea of what the machine looks like. If you can handle it in a store, you will be more comfortable buying it, whether you buy it right there or online.

When you need to buy a laptop, do so with your credit card if at all possible. Since there are many laws in place to protect consumers when they purchase big ticket items with a card, your investment will be safer. Should something be wrong with your new machine and the vendor isn’t cooperative, contact the card issuer immediately.

Avoid using your laptop computer on a soft surface, such as a pillow or bed. Setting your laptop on a soft surface blocks air flow that is supposed to flow through the ventilation holes on the bottom. This can cause your laptop to overheat. When using your laptop in bed, rest it on a book or other hard surface to allow for ventilation.

Consider a touchscreen laptop. More and more software for PCs is being created with touchscreen technology in mind, meaning this option will become increasingly essential as time goes on. By purchasing the technology now, you can take advantage of the touchscreen features and not feel a necessity to re-buy another computer for several years.

Consider online reviews when you want to buy a laptop online. While reviews should be taken with a grain of salt, it can help you see if the model you want is worth buying. Many times, these reviews will contain important information on how great or poor a model is and what their experience was. This can save you a lot of frustration and money if you know what to buy or avoid.

When buying a laptop computer, it is a good idea to consider how you will be using it before you compare all the different models. If you are doing just basic word processing and checking your email, you won’t need as powerful a laptop as someone who intends to play video games.

Consider the operating system. Most laptops will come with one of two operating systems. Those systems are Mac or Windows. There are advantages and disadvantages to each operating system. Consider what you will be using the laptop for, and the features you will require. This will help you make the best decision.

To keep your laptop safe on the road, pack it in its own suitcase; if you do not have a separate laptop bag, then get a padded case for the laptop that you can place in another bag. Make sure that there is nothing else in that larger bag heavy enough to crack the screen through the case.

If you were looking for tips and tricks on buying a new laptop, this article has provided you with all you need to know. Your job is to use that data to buy a new laptop which perfectly meets your requirements. As soon as you do, you’ll be computing anywhere and everywhere!

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The Latest Features in Camcorders Today

Posted on 02 September 2013 by yizhan

At one time, the camcorder was considered as a bit of a status symbol. It was a high end piece of technology that enabled people to make their own home movies, albeit at considerable cost. In an age where cameras still relied on 30 picture films, the camcorder was seen as something that could capture fond memories on an entirely different level.

But now times have changed. These days, even fairly basic mobile phones are capable of capturing home videos, not to mention it being a feature on almost every digital camera available. High end mobile phones and cameras are even capable of recording video in high definition, so it’s easy to see why the reputation of the camcorder has taken a bit of a hit in recent years. After all, in the past they tended to be bulky, with short battery life, and in recent years they have been easily surpassed in far more portable technology.

The truth is, however, the video camera has evolved too. If you are looking for the best gadget used for recording videos, then you really need to think about looking at a camcorder to do the job. For a start, new camcorders boast a far superior battery life to those seen in high end mobile phones (which have been virtually reduced to land lines for the amount of times they need to be plugged in to charge!). Then there are other features which are seldom found in smartphones, including optical zoom (not to be confused with the vastly inferior digital zoom), far larger storage options, as well as a multitude of other custom functions including manual focus and exposure adjustment.

These features can arguably be found in digital cameras too, but digital cameras don’t have the form factor that a camcorder does for taking video, making them awkward to use effectively – especially if you’re recording for a long period of time. There are also pocket video cameras available which eliminate the need for a bulky item to carry. Additionally, more camcorders are becoming available with the option to instantly share clips via social media networks such as Facebook and YouTube, and don’t forget that a camcorder also incorporates support for microphones too, which you won’t get with a camera (or a smartphone without some serious tinkering).

So whilst your camera or smartphone can offer great option for taking quick videos, with the prices much lower than they previously were, a camcorder is still arguably the best option if you have a larger videoing project in mind.

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Acer V5-431-10072G50Mass 14″ Laptop

Posted on 14 May 2013 by yizhan

Laptops are getting slimmer by the day, but there has not been much compromise on the price factor, yet. Low-budget laptops, on the other hand have had certain tradeoffs between specs and design. With the influx of new Aspire V5 series, Acer is planning to assemble a beautiful design that often accompanies an Ultra book with a low enough price for their new V5-431.

Thin as it is, V5 still packs a strong power and graphics. Some models even feature useful optical drive and LAN / VGA combo port, while they all promise cool-to-the-touch comfort. Elegant design sports a smooth surface.

Acer V5-431 is a 14-inch laptop with 1366 x 768 pixels and above webcam and comes with a silver initial resistant exterior and borrowed a lot of looks at the top of the notebook market. Well it’s definitely not a bad thing considering the price. V5 is slim wrapped strong power and graphics. Some models even feature useful optical drive and LAN / VGA combo port, while they all promise cool-to-the-touch comfort. Elegant design sports a smooth surface.

Acer V5-431 has completed a dual-tone silver and black and looks quite sleek and stylish. No metal was used in construction but still superior finish and looks like a horde of plasticky laptops on the market. The corners have a well contoured finish to them which further adds to the style V5. Acer V5-431 complete tasks quickly and brilliantly. Acer V5-431 comes with the latest generation of Intel processing, and Intel HD graphics. Using the optical drive, you can watch movies and play games, along with true-to-master Dolby Advanced Audio v2.1 LAN / VGA combo port2 lets you easily connect to the Internet or an external display.

Acer Always Connect links to familiar hotspots in just 2.5 seconds. Acer V5-431 has 3 simple file transfer is swif USB 3.0 ports, 2-in-1 card reader, and Bluetooth 4.0. With this tool you can transfer photos, videos, music and documents in seconds. In addition, Acer V5-431 has a DVD writer and a Kensington lock is located on the right. Below the screen is a full-sized keyboard, along with the power switch ON. The track pad is a little out of the center, so it does not come in the way while typing. If you are uncertain V5, below are the specs of the V5.

TECH SPECS

Operating System : Windows 8
Processor : Intel Celeron processor 1007U (1.50 GHz)
Chipset : Mobile Intel HM70 Express Chipset
Memory : 2GB DDR3
Hard Disk : 500GB
Display Screen : 14-inch HD Acer CineCrystal LED-backlit TFT LCD
Video Type : Intel HD Graphics with 128 MB of dedicated system memory
Audio : Optimized Dolby Advanced Audio v2 audio enhancement
Optical Drive : 8x DVD Super Multi Double-Layer Drive
Dimension : 342 (W) x 245 (D) x 20/23 (H) mm (13.5 x 9.6 x 7.9/9.1 inches)
Weight : 2.1 kg (4.63 lbs)
Battery Type : 37 Wh 2500 mAh Li-ion battery pack
Battery Life : Up to 5 hours battery life
Network Interface : Gigabit Ethernet, Wake-on-LAN ready
Bluetooth 2.1
Wireless LAN : Acer InviLink™ Nplify™ 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™
Card Reader : 2-in-1 Card Reader
Camera : Acer Crystal Eye HD Webcam with: 1280 X 1024 resolution
Standard I/O Ports : 2-in-1 Card Reader (SD, MMC)
(2) USB 2.0 ports/(1) USB 3.0 ports
HDMI port with HDCP support
LAN/VGA combo port
Headphone/Speake jack, supporting 3.5mm headset with built-in microphone
Microphone-in jack
DC-in jack for AC Adapter
Special Keys : Multi Gesture touchpad, supporting two finger scroll, pinch, rotate flip
Carrying Case : Acer Carrying Bag
Warranty : 1 year Limited Local Warranty (Parts and Labor)

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Fundamental Criteria For nokia lumia 900 – StraightForward Advice

Posted on 27 August 2012 by yizhan

The Nokia Lumia 900 that provides similar features t the Nokia Lumia 800 respectively, offers a wealth of features within its Windows Phone OS, whilst providing great hardware. Its powerful camera and impressive user memory with cloud storage build a well supported environment with easily to use controls.. In terms of design look for the Nokia Lumia 900 probably the most appealing from the two devices. The whole Lumia range of handsets boast excellent design and being the premium model within the range the Lumia 900 is probably the most attractive of most of them. The phone is not actually similar to every other phone in the marketplace which is in contrast to the Titan 2 which looks very just like a number of other phones that HTC have released over the last two years. The Nokia sports a really angular design and the main body with the phone is manufactured out of a single little bit of Polycarbonate which feels very robust and appears superb. The device measures 127.8 x 68.5 x 11.5mm whilst the weight of the model tips the scales in a rather heavy 160 grammes. The Titan 2 can be an even larger handset with thanks to the massive 4.7 inch screen that it incorporates. The model measures 132 x 69 x 13mm but precisely what is surprising relating to this model is which it weighs 13 grammes under the Lumia at 147 grammes. The HTC is also a very well built cellular phone and even though it lacks the uni body form of its rival it’s built from some lovely looking metals which help it to appear expensive and in addition feel adequately made. Both of those handsets give you a striking design and great build quality but the Lumia 900 arrives on top due to its more unusual appearance and more compact dimensions.. The Nokia Lumia 900 incorporates a high quality camera so that users to capture superb photographs with all the device. The phones comes with a dedicated camera button which allows the phone to be used in a similar manner as a dedicated digital still camera. This button actually features a two step design in order that it can be pressed halfway to lock the focus and then fully compressed to capture the image. In addition to utilizing the photograph this button may also launch the digital camera features which saves the consumer needing to access the menus on the main display. The camera itself can record images at the resolution of 3264 x 2448 which equates to 8 million pixels, the same standard as is also offered by models for example the iPhone 4S. Users is able to reduce the resolution if required which can be great if you want to attach images with an e mail or upload them to a social network site. The 900 features a car focus feature which is great if the person wants to snap a photo quickly without making many adjustments. For close shots the macro mode enables quality to be captured at distances around 10cm.. Because the Nokia Lumia 900 runs the Windows Phone OS in the latest ‘Mango’, or v7.5 version, the default browser is really a smartphone optimised version of Microsoft’s recognized internet explorer, which can be also the most recent version (IE9). This provides probably probably the most desktop-like browsing experience entirely on a cell phone app, and anyone who is familiar with the computer version of IE will instantly find that it is easy to use, which is even aesthetically very much like the software used on millions of desktop and notebooks all over the world. The functions may also be essentially the same; multi-tab browsing, back/forward functions, HTML and flash compatibility means that web sites appear virtually the identical as on a computer even if they have embedded videos or flash graphics..

If you would like something different for the iOS or Android phones that happen to be currently proving so popular, the Nokia Lumia 900 would be my top recommendation. The phone sports some impressive hardware, as well as the software is equally impressive, albeit less well known than iOS and Android.. We’ve seen the Nokia and Microsoft tandem making use of their Windows Phone handsets. We have also witnessed the Samsung and Microsoft tandem with their Windows Phones. In this article, we are going to talk about the most recent Windows Phone Mango 7.5 from both the Finnish giant Nokia and Korean giant Samsung. In this article, we will compare the new Nokia Lumia 900 and also the upcoming Samsung Focus 2. Read on!. The Windows Mobile main system is growing in popularity and this year we percieve several new models unveiled that run about this system. Two of probably the most impressive Windows devices are the newest Nokia Lumia 900 along with the HTC Titan 2 which both feature some powerful hardware and great features. We take apple iphone 4 design and screen quality present on both of those new models.. Being the 2 flagship devices of their respective ranges both models feature the latest in screen technology even though the HTC One X impresses us slightly more with this department. The models uses a really large 4.7 inch display which runs around the very latest Super IPS LCD2 technology which produces vivid colours and excellent viewing angles. In terms of resolution the One X can present 1280 x 720 pixels which leads to a fantastic pixel density of 312PPI. The multi touchscreen technology is made out of Gorilla Glass that’s much stronger than traditional glass panels which will help it to hold in better condition longer. The Nokia Lumia 900 runs on the smaller screen which utilises Super AMOLED technology. This kind of display is considered by many people as being the best sort of screen in the marketplace but the Nokia loses ground for the HTC by offering a lower resolution. The handset is capable of showing 800 x 480 which leads to a much lower pixel density of 217 pixels per inch. There is no doubt this display is successful but when compared to the One X the HTC device definitely holds the top hand for screen performance..

The Nokia Lumia 900 and the HTC Titan 2 are two superb phones that run for the excellent Windows os. Both of the models boast stylish looks nevertheless the Nokia does provide a slightly more unusual design as the model also produces superior image quality on its smaller display.. The Nokia Lumia 900 impresses with its camera specification and the results may also be fantastic. When we tested your camera we found out that the contrast and colour saturation levels were superb and we were also pleasantly surprised using the quality of images taken indoors, an area where many camera features often struggle. A dual LED flash is found on your camera and this is very useful when trying to take a photograph when lighting conditions are lower than perfect. We did find however how the photos taken with the flash lacked large that is found on images captured without feature. Once the images have been captured users using a Hotmail account can upload the crooks to the Skydrive service, a cloud storage system that offers 25GB of free storage for Hotmail members. This is really a great way of copying all photos taken about the device.. The Nokia Lumia 900 is one of the most eye catching devices available and therefore it easily outshines the Galaxy S3 for design. The model is comparable in looks for the other Lumia handsets that are available even though the materials utilized on this handset do feel more premium compared to its sibling models. Rather than adopt the curved chassis used by many modern phones the Lumia 900 sports a significantly more angular design. The main body is manufactured out of a top quality polycarbonate material as well as constructed from just one piece of this material which helps to result in the phone feel very robust. In terms of dimensions the phone measures 127.8 x 68.5 x 11.5mm and weighs 160 grammes. The Samsung Galaxy S3 boast some super specification but unfortunately the design with the model isn’t quite as impressive. We would have liked to see the model sport similar styling towards the very modern looking Galaxy S2 but Samsung have opted to utilize a more pebble like design that is comparable to numerous other handsets. In a bid to hold the weight in the handset down to a minimum the product uses a very lightweight cheap. Although this enables the product to weigh just 133 grammes the fabric does not feel totally robust inside your hand that is a shame from a flagship model. Considering that model sports a 4.7 inch display the physical size is very good. The model posseses an incredible depth of just 8.6mm rendering it one from the slimmest devices on the market. In terms of styling the Lumia 900 easily eclipses its rivals thanks to great construction and a modern design.. The cheap Nokia Lumia 900 is expected to be released in UK within the near future. Even though you can find innumerable mobile phones in the market, this phone comes with this much splendid specs regarding their operating system, storage, camera, and multimedia features. So, as opposed to going for conventional Smartphones inside the mobile market, choosing to buy the Nokia Lumia 900 is needless to say a worthy choice..

The Nokia Lumia 900 certainly boasts some spectacular messaging facilities. SMS, E mail and IM services are supported and the Windows OS does an admirable job of making all of those services available directly from your main home screen via the messaging tile.. A really interesting element in the Creative Studio application to the Nokia Lumia 900 is it allows users to capture excellent panoramic photographs. This means that rather than being restricted for the content available in a single shot the software program cleverly stitches together a series of photographs while using final result being a single image of your entire surroundings. To capture this type of shot the user simply takes just one shot to start with then moves the device around while being guided by instructions on the watch’s screen. When the process is fully gone Creative Studio takes the info from all of such snaps and fosters one single image. This is perfect in some scenarios for example capturing the view in a sporting event or even a local landmark. If you no n’t need to apply specific filters to your photograph but you want to make minor changes in make the look look a little better a car fix mode is likely to make small modifications that enhance the style without which makes it look very different in the original shot.. The Nokia Lumia 900 is really a powerful device that includes Qualcomm Snapdragon hardware. Just like greater mid range Lumia 800 the device boasts a 1.4Ghz single core processor that forms part in the impressive MSM8255T chipset. Despite being one particular core processor this chip delivers great performance speeds because of the excellent power efficiency that this Windows OS boasts. A powerful graphics processing unit can be included for this device. This Adreno 205 chip helps the product to easily handle the complex and visually attractive interface that this operating system uses. The HTC Titan 2 is incredibly evenly matched using the Nokia in this department. This phone also uses an incredibly fast single core chip but a better powerful one that’s clocked at 1.5Ghz. This chip forms part of the same Snapdragon setup that’s used by the Lumia 900 however the extra power is cancelled out with the larger screen dimensions offered by this device. Users will see it really tough to differentiate between these two handsets with this area with both delivering excellent operation speeds and good multi tasking features.. The Nokia Lumia 900 along with the HTC One X both deliver similar operation speeds even though the quad core technology present about the HTC will benefit the handset within the future. In terms of photography the models offer a similar standard of image quality but the HTC impresses us more with thanks to the sheer number of excellent additional features who’s incorporates..

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10 Resume Tips for Technology Professionals

Posted on 01 April 2012 by yizhan

Looking for a plumb job in the tech field? Check out these guidelines to make a killer technical resume.

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PLDT Telpad AD 1000A Runs on Android Gingerbread 2.3

Posted on 30 November 2011 by yizhan

Just lately, the largest telecommunication business enterprise in the country presented the new PLDT Telpad for anyone to view. Aided by the Telpad, you can actually at the same time include the high-end to own most suitable landline inside the Philippines in addition to using the Google android tablet towards surfing or  browse the internet.

 

Owning the Telpad will provide you with the advantages of using a landline and even surfing the internet. You can even see updates and news feed from your FaceBook, Twitter, and video hosting sites plus several  lot more. It is easy to have images and even upload pix within your treasured web 2.0. It is easy to have fun audio, download and read new music and publish video. You can view motion pictures and download and read pictures. It is easy to have fun game titles, download ebooks and read them all .

 

When it was first published, the PLDT Telpad is equipped with the S7 slim Tablet. The tablet was powered by Android 2.2 Froyo has a 8GB internal memory. Now, a new unit has been introduce. The Telpad is now equipped with the AD-1000A Tablet powered by Android 2.3 Gingerbread which is more flexible that the first one and with a more advance memory management.
PLDT Telpad AD-1000a

AD-1000A Specs

 

  • Android Gingerbread 2.3 – the latest OS that is perfect for tablets today
  • Hundred of thousands apps from the Android Market
  • 1 Ghz Cortex A8 Processor
  • 2gb built in memory; 512 mb RAM and 32gb standard SD
  • 7 inches TFT LCD Screen Display
  • 4-point multi-touchscreen
  • Primary keypad: Back, Menu, Home
  • 2MP camera SVGA 800X600 pixels
  • Wifi access
  • Bluetooth functions
  • Standard USB port
  • Built in speaker
  • Microphone
  • 3.2 mm headphones
  • HDMI port connectible to tv
PLDT Telpad Plans
  • Plan P1,849 to 1 mbps
  • Plan P2,099 to 1.5 mbps
  • Plam P3,095 to 3.5 mbps
  • Plan P4,100 to 5.5 mbps
Take note that you’ll be charged with those amounts monthly with 2 years holding period. The unit is not for free of course. You have to pay for P5,500 for the tablet to comlete the telpad package. Luckily, it can be paid in 3 options: full cash amount, or 12-month (P475) installment, and 24-month (P250) installment.

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Nokia Lumia 710 & Lumia 800 is a Windows Phone 7!

Posted on 27 October 2011 by yizhan

New sets of Windows Phone 7 have been revealed  — the Nokia Lumia 710 and the Nokia Lumia 800 which basically looks almost the same as the Nokia N9.  Nokia CEO Stephen Elop has lastly put to rest several weeks of conjecture by unveiling Nokia’s initial batch of Windows Phones with the Nokia World conference. It’s been a long time arriving – news of a Nokia/Microsoft partnership first broke last February – but Nokia has finally debuted the Lumia 800 as well as the Lumia 710.

 

Nokia Lumia 800 specs:

  • 3.7″ AMOLED display @ 480×800 pixels (252ppi)
  • 1.4 GHz processor
  • Qualcomm MSM8255 chipset
  • 3D Graphics HW Accelerator
  • 512MB RAM
  • 16GB
  • HSDPA 14.4Mbps, HSUPA 5.76Mbps
  • WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
  • Bluetooth 2.1
  • 8MP autofocus camera, Carl Zeiss optics, flash
  • 720p video recording
  • FM Radio tuner
  • GPS w/ aGPS support
  • Li-Ion 1450mAh battery
  • Windows Phone 7.5 Mango

The Nokia Lumia 800 sports a curved 3.7-inch WVGA ClearBlack AMOLED display, has the same design as the Nokia N9, only with a smaller display. The Carl Zeiss optics assures us the quality of the camera will be the same as the N9.

 

Nokia Lumia 710 specs:

  • 3.7″ LCD display @ 480×800 pixels (252ppi)
  • 1.4 GHz processor
  • Qualcomm MSM8255 chipset
  • 3D Graphics HW Accelerator
  • 512MB RAM
  • 8GB
  • HSDPA 14.4Mbps, HSUPA 5.76Mbps
  • WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
  • Bluetooth 2.1
  • 5MP autofocus camera, flash
  • 720p video recording
  • FM Radio tuner
  • GPS w/ aGPS support
  • Li-Ion 1300mAh battery
  • Windows Phone 7.5 Mango

The Lumia 710 (formerly known as the Sabre) looks like the Nokia C7 or Nokia 701 and is probably targeted to the younger crowd. It does not have Carl Zeiss optics though but should be cheaper than the Lumia 800.

 

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iPad 2 Gets Official!!!

Posted on 03 March 2011 by yizhan

Its finally announced.  The latest tablet from apple is now official.  Steve Jobs announced in an event by Apple, the iPad2.  Now they made it slimmer,  8.6mm thin, much thinner than the 9.3mm iPhone 4.  Equipped with two camera and powered by a Dual Core A5 processor.

 

 


One of the new features of the iPad2 is the Smart Cover.  The cover react to the ipad2 itself, close the cover and your iPad2 turns to sleep, open it and it awakes.  You can also set up the cover to act as a stand when you making a video call and also act as a keyboard stand.  The cover comes in many colors that gives unique style to the iPad 2.

The iPad 2  ship date is March 11 for USA, and March 25 for some international customers.  I hope Philippines is included but i guess it not, just like the first one.

iPad 2 Specification

  • 1GHz dual-core A5 CPU
  • RAM currently unknown, presumably 512MB
  • 16GB, 32GB, 64GB storage options
  • Front & Rear Cameras, front is VGA, rear is 720p
  • 9.7″ LED display with 1024×768 screen resolution at 132ppi
  • GPU said to be 9x faster
  • Video output supports up to 1080p
  • Runs iOS 4.3
  • 10 hour battery life
  • White & Black color options
  • 3G models are AT&T and Verizon compatible
  • 1.3 lbs
  • Thinner build

iPad 2 Prices
16GB WiFi – Php23,990
32GB WiFi – Php28,990
64GB WiFi – Php33,990

16GB 3G+WiFi – Php30,990
32GB 3G+WiFi – Php35,990
64GB 3G+WiFi – Php40,990

Prices are not official yet

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Sony Philippines 3D Days of Christmas raffle promo

Posted on 18 October 2010 by yizhan

Sony Philippines is making an early Christmas give away with its 3D Days of  Christmas raffle promo Started last October 15, 2010 and will end on January 15, 2011. Sony Philippines will be giving a lot of prices, Including their very own 46-inch Sony NX710 BRAVIA 3D TV with a BDP-S470 Blu-ray player

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Monthly winners will take home the following prizes.

On the 1st 30 Days

OCT 15 – NOV 15

  • 5 units of PlayStation Portable
  • 3 units of Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini
  • 10 units of Pacman Limited Edition Boxing shorts
  • 10 units of Pacman Limited Edition 3D world Jacket

On the 2nd 3o days

Nov 16 – Dec 15

  • 5 units of S-Frame
  • 10 units of Walkman E453
  • 10 units of Pacman Limited Edition Boxing shorts
  • 10 units of Pacman Limited Edition 3D world Jackets

On the 3rd 30 days

Dec 16 – Jan 15

  • 5 units of Cyber-shot S2000
  • 15 units of Sony Headphones
  • 3 Units of Sony Ericsson Xperia 10 MDR-DS3000
  • 10 units of Pacman Limited Edition 3D World Jacket

And For the Grad prizes

  • 3rd place: 10 winners of a PlayStation 3 unit and a PS3 game
  • 2nd place: 5 winners of a NEX-5 camera
  • 1st place: 1 winner of a 46-inch Sony NX710 BRAVIA 3D TV with a BDP-S470 Blu-ray player

Here is the Mechanics:

  • Purchase any Sony product worth at least P1,000 or any Sony 3D gadget at authorized dealers
  • Register the receipt online at www.sony.com.ph or www.sony.com.ph/OnlinePromoReg
  • Fill out the entry form, and you will receive a confirmation message after completing this step

for more info pls visit Sony Philippines

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