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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.

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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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Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Review

Posted on 30 December 2013 by yizhan

After the great success of Samsung’s S series . The Samsung Note series is looking to continue the same way success by the Galaxy Note and Galaxy Note 2 , Galaxy Note 3 is a phone which could be seen as a tablet but you should believe it’s a phone and a tablet .

 Lets move on to Galaxy Note 3 , the first impression on Galaxy note 3 is a mind blowing it can fits between a phone and a tablet , relatively it’s a huge giant in the market of 2013 . Like Samsung previous devices . Samsung considers the user experience and built every device efficiently to make a user experience quite well . As people were thinking on , The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 would be best predator in the race of smart phones . Lets talk about Note 3

 Design

 Simply a well manufactured back of Note 3 , the sleek type of metrical is slightly grip in hands , Although its back side looks like a leather type of material infact its not that kind of back , it’s a complete plastic like in previous build devices.

 Display

The Galaxy Note 3 again come with Super Amoled display having 5.7 inch screen , slightly looks big on hands , and the pixel density is 1080 x 1920 Full HD screen 386ppi , the quality is significantly better than preview Note device , And gives a great user experience while watching HD video and playing Super High quality games.

 Structure

 About Body structure , Note 3 has a measurement 151.2 X 79.2 x 8.33 . That’s looks pretty sizable structure . Those who have smaller hands , they have to use it in one hands , can easily be used in a palm . Relative to previous Note devices it weight is slightly lower than previous one has 168 g . It has four hardware buttons , one on the mid like all Note devices and others for volume control and power off button , Fixed in a right place to make ease for the user.

 Camera

 Galaxy note 3 has 13 mp camera , ability to record full HD 1080p , and has the ability to record slow motion in 720 p nad fast motion in 1080 p. its easy to access provides good user expericance . There’s no physical button available for capture . It has a single LED flash , with lense of f/2.2 sensor Same like S4.

 CPU speed

 Galaxy note 3 has a powerful speedy processor has 2.3GHz quad-core speed , Some other versions also come with Octa –core option which has the power of two quad-core chips . It comes with 3GB of RAM and comes with different internal storages 32GB or 64GB.

 Software

 Like all Samsung devices It’s running a new Jelly bean 4.3 with a great Samsung stock Touch Wiz UI  .Touch Wiz comes with along different tricks and tweaks , Like Samsung Apps , S Widgets and other bunch of new tricks . Samsung offers new amount of features for this great huge screen to make it easy for user experience . some important features of Galaxy Note 3  re below;

 S pen

 Now you can do different extra stuff by using S Pen , quick note , Hovering windows . S pen makes ease for the user to note their urgent task quickly , you can write a text by using S pen integration.

S Translator

You can easily communicate with different types of people around the glob with the help of S Translator . It can give a quick translator assistant for your given sentence

S Voice

Samsung’s siri alternative also available in Galaxy Note 3 , You can use it like a personal assistant . You can call different people , text , set a quick remainder , set alarms , Ask for weather and many more

 Hover for more features

With the help of Spen you can now access a new window just like a multitasking window named as Hovering window . To open it simply hover your S pen on the screen with out touching it and it will be opened , by using it you can do bunch of new tricks.

 S Note + Evernote integration

On of the best feature of Samsung Note 3 is it have the ability of handwriting recognition , Just pull out the S pen and you can write a quick note by using free hand writing style and the recognition will converts it into text . Now Evernote is fully integrated with S Note hand writing it can saved your notes and sync these notes online with Evernote  automatically

 Battery Life

 Note 3 does comes with 3200mAh battery relatively a huge battery . After a daily driver usage of this phone the battery life is slightly better . Battery is very good for this type of processor chip . A single charging can be used upto 1.5 day with a normal use . I think with this highly specs phones its quite good.

 My first impression is very impressive on it . I consider it a predator in the race of many other Smartphone’s . So , definitely must try it.

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Top Tips To Help You Get The Most From Your Cell Phone

Posted on 07 November 2013 by yizhan

When it comes to cell phones, no two are the same. Whether you have have a Samsung flip phone or you can have an iPhone, you will find great benefits from the tips located below. Any cell phone user should learn all they can about the device, and today is the day!

Do not use a screen protector on your phone. These may look like a practical investment at first as they will reduce the amount of glare that you have during the day, but will also reduce the visibility on your phone. Air bubbles will also result if you do not put them on properly.

Don’t rush into buying the latest, greatest phone. Sometimes it’s just not worth it. Sometimes updates to phones are relatively minor. Read several reviews of new models before deciding if you need to make a purchase. It’s likely you don’t.

If you have a weak signal, try not to use your phone. It will drain the battery very quickly. Also, if you have your phone on your person, do not shove it down into the depths of your purse or briefcase, as it is unlikely to get a good signal down there. If you are concerned that your signal is weak, it is best to turn the phone off completely.

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If you want to listen to music on your cell phone, you may want to install a cloud storage application. This way, you can save your favorites to it without using the memory in your phone. You can also do this with pictures. Additionally, it keeps your music and pictures safe if something happens to your phone.

Do not use the Wi-Fi on your cell phone if you are in a place that has access to a computer. Many people do not realize that this is an easy way to rack up excess bills. You should log onto the computer and save the data usage for the times that you really need it.

Haggle a bit when shopping for your next phone. You generally wouldn’t expect haggling to work in a retail setting, but it is often effective in the case of buying a new cell phone. Try it for yourself. It can’t hurt, and people often get between 50 and 100 dollars knocked off the price.

Charge your phone with a power booster or a pack that attaches to your cell phone. This device will have a full charge already so you can charge your phone on the go and have backup energy when you need it most. You will just need to charge this pack in advance for this to work.

Most smartphones lack an optical zoom feature. To photograph an object up close, you must physically move nearer to it. There are also lenses that you can buy that will fit onto your smartphone that will let you zoom in.

If you have a teen and they are in need of a new phone, you should think about buying them one that is prepaid. This will stop them from using the phone too much and running up a huge bill. They will be more disciplined once they know they have a certain allotment of texts, talk minutes and data that can be used monthly.

If you do not need a cellphone with internet connection capability, check out one of the several prepaid phones. These cellphones do not require that you sign a contract, and you can have phone service for as little as a few dollars a month. Many seniors prefer these phones since they are not interested in anything other than phone service away from home.

Whether you want to learn how to find the best apps, buy the best phone or just decide between Android, iOS or Windows, knowledge is power. The advice here is a great start, but don’t stop learning now! Keep reading, developing your mastery of cell phones so you can use them to your advantage.

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9 Funky Gadgets That Are No April Fools' Joke

Posted on 31 March 2012 by yizhan

This month alone, we stumbled upon countless wonky gadgets that vary across all categories of unique, from really weird to plain awesome. Believe it or not, you can actually own any one of these wild gadgets . Here's our ..

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Samsung N220 Notebook PC

Posted on 04 June 2010 by yizhan

Need a notebook PC that can serve you all day long?  Well Samsung got something for you, the Samsung N220. Equipped with a 6 cell battery that last up to 12 hours, comes with a very stylish design  both in red and green with chrome design in its sidelines.

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You  don’t have to worry  whenever you’re in a place where there is no power source, you can stay on up to 12 hours, so no problem going anywhere and do anything with your notebook.  It is equipped  with a LED display that helps in its long-lasting performance.  The N220 display is a 10.1” anti-reflective display so you can still enjoy watching your favorite movie even in a bright light.  The N220 is also equipped with an advance communication technology it includes an 802.11bgn wireless lan and a 3G modem. Both HSPA and WiMAX is supported. Another interesting feature of the Samsung N220 is the HyperSpace’s “InstantOn” , by this feature, you can immediately access the internet without waiting the windows  to boot.  You can do this when you turn on the N220 and while the system is booting, you just press F6 key to activate the HyperSpace software.

Basic Specs:

  • Genuine Windows 7 Starter operating system
  • Intel® ATOM™ Processor N450(1.66GHz, 667MHz,512)
  • 10.1” WSVGA (1024×600), Non-Gloss, LED Back Light
  • Intel GMA 3,150 Graphic Processor
  • 1GB (DDR2 / 1GBx1) System Memory
  • 250GB (5,400rpm S-ATA) Hard Disk
  • Intel NM10 Chipset
  • HD Audio
  • Web Camera
  • 802.11bg/n Wireless LAN
  • Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
  • 6 cell (5,900mah)

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