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Sony Xperia VL

When we talk about Sony there are only two things that get registered in our brains,either the Play Station or the Xperia. Well this time we're going to focus on the latter. The multinational conglomerate company has come up with an augmentation of its Xperia V. The Sony Xperia VL,which has been rumoured to kick-off on November 2nd of this year,will feature the Xperia V's dust and water resistant amazing curvy structure.The Xperia VL has inherited Bravia's slim sensor-on-lens 720p HD display. The 4.3inch phone runs on the rapid 1.5 GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor. At its heart lies a storage capacity of 16GB,expandable via a microSD card, and a 1GB RAM. 
Now if you're into photography,this phone is the right tool for you. It's packed with a 13-megapixel rear camera and a 3.1-megapixel front-facing camera. Plain awesome. This version of the Xperia runs on the 4.0.4 Ice-Cream Sandwich operating system,a bit of a disappointment if you might add. However there is no need to get tensed up as the phone can be upgraded to the 4.1 Jelly-Bean.


The Little Galaxy S3

Samsung revealed it's mini version of Galaxy S3 later his evening in a surprise event. S3 Mini has got similar Design as of it's big brother S3.  From its previous releases, it was quite evident that Samsung wants to create a design quotient for itself as its new phones like S3, Note 2, S duos and S3 mini have a similar shape and design. Though, this design saves Samsung from the patent war that they earlier got into but fails to match upto the designs of its competitors.

The phone has got a 4-inch Super AMOLED screen, with a display of 800 X 480. The phone is powered by a dual core ,1 GHz processor and 1 GB of RAM. The original 8-Megapixel camera is replaced by a 5-Megapixel camera in the mini version. The device also holds support for NFC. 


A Sharp RAZR In HD

On 18th October 2012 Motorola is going to unveil a special treat for all it's fans out there,the Motorola RAZR HD and RAZR MAXX HD. The 4.7 inch smartphone has a bare minimum weight of 146 grams. It comes with a striking Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with a 1280x720 display and sports the colloquial Gorilla Glass protective screen. The "eye-catching" feature of the RAZR HD and RAZR MAXX HD is its amazing camera. Although this phone houses only an 8-Megapixel camera,touch-focus,geo-tagging,face detection and image stabilisation are the main traits of the camera on this powerhouse (and yes,it does have a secondary camera of 1.3-Megapixel as well).The RAZR HD has an internal storage space of 16GB,expandable upto 32GB via a microSD card,while the RAZR MAXX HD,having the same screen size,has double the storage when compared to the RAZR HD. 


ASUS Padfone 2 Coming This October 16th

16 October,2012. Remember this date,because on this day ASUS is going to announce the release of its latest tablet/smart phone, the PadFone 2,in Milan,Taipei and Taiwan. The official announcement of this device's specifications haven't been made yet, but thanks to a leak a summary of its blueprint can be made.

The PadFone 2 is expected to come with a 13-Megapixel camera packed with an auto-focus feature and LED flash. It also houses a 1.2
-Megapixe front-facing camera. This new gadget comes with a 4.7 inch HD Super IPS+ display with a resolution of 1280x720 pixels. A 1.5GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 APQ8064 processor is assembled at its heart which is built on the recent 4.0.3 Ice-Cream Sandwich Android system. The device runs on a 2GB RAM and has a 2,140 mAh battery pack. This entire set-up weighs only 135grams and is 9mm thick. Now that's slick! It is also rumored to have 4G LTE connectivity. However the price and availability of the PadFone 2 remains a mystery,which can only be solved after 16th October.


Fully Integrated With Sony, Xperia T

If you are planning on buying a digital camera and a smart phone as well then hold on,no need to bustle into the decision. Instead of spending a hoard of money on the two, you should seriously consider the new Sony Xperia T. Sony's latest installment to the technological world would probably blow away your mind.

The 4.6 inch phone is packed with a powerful 13-Megapixel camera. That's really amazing. It also has a 1.3
-Megapixel front camera. Since the Xperia T is new to the market you would expect it to come with the up to date 4.1 Jelly-Bean Android system. However this is not the case with this phone. The phone runs only on the 4.0.3 Ice-Cream Sandwich system. It has an internal storage of 16GB,expandable up to 32GB via a microSD card. Since it is Sony, there are a few features in the Xperia T that you wouldn't find in any other smartphone.


Facebook Hits A Billion Users Mark

Facebook, the world largely used network today announced that it has achieved a milestone of reaching out to one billion active monthly users. The 1 billion user count is up from the end of June, when it had 955 million active monthly users. The CEO of California-based social network portal made the announcement through his own Facebook account : "This morning, there are more than one billion people using Facebook actively each month. If you're reading this: thank you for giving me and my little team the honor of serving you.Helping a billion people connect is amazing, humbling and by far the thing I am most proud of in my life. I am committed to working every day to make Facebook better for you, and hopefully together one day we will be able to connect the rest of the world too." 


The Elite HP 'ElitePad 900' Slate

HP has done it again. The American multinational company has come up with yet again another gadget to blow away minds, the HP ElitePad 900 Windows 8 tablet. Just like all the tablets being conceived these days the ElitePad 900 features a 10.1 inch IPS HD display accompanied with a scratch-resistant Gorilla glass screen. Weighing in at approximately 1.5 pounds, its lighter than its foes. It comes with its very own special Productivity Jacket which includes an integrated keyboard,connectivity ports and SD card reader. The tablet also houses a number of other accessories which may be pretty unnecessary and useless for the common man but may be useful for industrialists. The HP Executive Pen,which is to be used for writing messages and notes directly onto the screen,is another accessory which comes coupled with the 4G enabled tablet.


WikiPad, A Gaming Console Plus Tablet

With brand new tablets coming out almost every single day the common man must have definitely lost track of all the technological advances that take place nowadays. Well here is some good news for all those gamers out there. The Android based gaming tablet, WikiPad, is to be released on 31st October,2012. WikiPad is a private company named after its first 'to be released' product,the WikiPad tablet.
WikiPad is an extremely high-end tablet. With a 1280x800 display,the gaming tablet has a 10.1 inch scratch resistant Gorilla glass screen. Neat! Built on a 1.4 GHz quad-core processor this tablet has an internal memory of 16GB (expandable upto 32GB) and consists of a 1GB RAM. Since this tablet is new to the market,it is only right that it should be built on the latest Android software,the Android 4.1 Jelly-Bean.


Xtra Experience In Xperia S

After the extreme ascendancy of Sony's Tablet P and Tablet S last year,the Japanese tech-giant decides to take it to the next level this time by releasing its latest addition to the tablet world, the Sony Xperia Tablet S. Built on the conventional Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich,the 9.4-inch tablet has still retained the magazine-like fold fashionable to the original Tablet S and P. Almost all the ports and hardware keys of this tablet are 'invisible',either buried underneath folds or hidden beneath a piece of plastic. That makes the tablet,when viewed from a side angle,look like a plain black rectangular slate levitating and suspended only by a folded-over wedge.


A 'Holy' Book? Nook

Ever heard of Barnes & Noble? If you haven't means you definitely stay outside the U.S.A because Barnes & Noble is the largest U.S bookstare chain with over 1300 stores in all 50 U.S states. The bookstore company has also launched its very own tablet,the Nook,in November 2010 and this year released an expansion to its tablet,the 7-inch Nook HD and 9-inch Nook HD+. 

One of the most special features of these tablets is that they're literally featherweight! The smaller of the two tablets,having a 1400x900 display,weighs 314grams while its larger brother weighs 515grams and has a 1920x1280 display. Another special feature is the processor of this e-book reader. The 7-inch tab uses a 1.3 GHz OMAP 4770 while the 9-inch has a 1.5 GHz version of the same chip. Both the tablets are built on the conventional Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.  

Points To ‘Note’ 2

Samsung’s new phablet (phone + Tablet) is here Galaxy Note II N7100. Samsung’s Galaxy note has got bigger and better with its 5.5 inches HD Super AMOLED Display with 1280 x 720 resolution, the screen comes with gorilla glass 2 for protection. The giant phone has got a giant battery of 3100mAh. It comes with a 1.6 GHz Quad-core Cortex A9 processor and a 2 GB RAM. In terms of storage it has got internal storage of 16 GB and There is also SD memory Card slot expandable up to 64 GB. There is a 8 megapixel camera in rear which is capable of recording 1080p Videos and a front camera of 1.9 Megapixels. The device comes with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.


Dive In the Ocean With Google Maps

Google has introduced the sea view to google maps today. This stunning feature allows you to catch all the beauty of the sea just by hitting google maps. In this wonderful initiative, The Catlin Seaview Survey have helped Google to make this wonder happen. Google and Catlin Seaview survey have used special underwater camera SVII. This camera takes Rapid-fire 360 degree images in every 3 sec at the speed of approximately 4Km/h. Because of this project we can get accessibility to oceans through ‘Virtual Driving’ just we get at it on land with Google’s Street View.


New "i" Catching Motorola RAZR

The phones from Razr series of Motorola have always impressed us with their great design and stunning features. Keeping up with this tradition Motorola have announced new member of Razr family, Razr i XT890. Razr i comes with Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) and Motrolla announced that it would be upgraded to 4.1 (Jelly Bean) soon. It comes with a 4.3 inches Super AMOLED Display. It is protected by Gorilla glass screen and weighs only 126g.

This phone comes with a 2 GHz Intel Atom processor and 1 GB RAM. Intel chipset manages to click 10 photos in one second with its 8 MP camera. Camera is capable to shoot 1080p video and it is accompanied by an LED flash. Also there is a VGA camera in front for video calling. 

Report The Bugs To Apple

 The iPhone 5 has recieved over a 5 million takers already, but more than cheer for the iOS 6 there was boohoo over the Apple Maps, its accuracy. Rather than getting infuriated over the inefficeny of the Maps interface, topography marking lapse, incorrect place markers you can report to Apple and make the Apple Maps better! It would take a few seconds and as Apple itself said that "as Maps is a cloud-based solution, the more people use it, the better it will get."

Users who search for a specific city or landmark and find an error can at least alert Apple to the glitch. To do so, tap on the right arrow or information icon next to the pinned area to bring up the Location page. At the bottom of the page, tap on the Report a Problem link. 


Switch Back To Google Maps In iOS 6

The most awaited update to iOS was released yesterday. The development team of iOS promised 200 added features in the update which also included the advent of a self-developed maps, Apple Maps. But sadly, it received a cold response from people all over. People are cursing Apple for doing away with the Google Maps as the new maps lack in the state of the art navigation, have awkward satellite images, missing street view function, unavailability of street and structure names. In short, Apple Maps are unable to match the standards and accuracy of Google Maps. Additionally, there is no way or setting to switch back to your favourite Google Maps. But there is a method to sneak out.

Faster Internet With Google Fiber

Google Fiber is the new fiber-optic gigabit + cable connection service provided by tech giant Google. This new cable + internet service by Google comes with seemingly fast internet as well as high-definition cable for your television. Starting at $25 a month for basic internet connection at 5mbps download and 1mbps upload it also has options like Gigabit internet with a speed of 1gbps download and upload for $70 a month this service also offers other things like simultaneous recording of upto 8 programmes, a terabyte of cloud storage of 1TB with Google Drive as well as easy search options all at one place.


HTC 8X and 8S

Apple iPhone 5 has got two more competitors from HTC. HTC announced HTC 8X and HTC 8S as their flagship smartphones-an answer the new iPhone. Both models would be functioning on Windows 8 and come with great design and equally efficient specifications.

HTC has disclosed that the design of the 8X is inspired by Windows Live Tile. The 8X has got a 4.3 inches, 720p super LCD Display , a 1.5 Ghz single core processor,  1 GB RAM and 16 GB internal storage. This NFC-enabled smartphone comes with 8 megapixel camera in rear with 1080p video recording and 2.1 megapixel camera in front.


Attention "Console" Freaks: The Size Zero PS3 is here..

This is to inform all “analogue-console” thumbs around town to start saving their pennies. Sony is all set to launch an all new, mind-blowing version of the PlayStation 3 console. If rumours may serve belief, this new console shall be half the weight and size of its predecessor. 
It’s going to be available in 2 versions. One shall have acquired a breathtaking 500 GB hard drive, and the other, a more conservative sibling, a 12 GB flash drive. But don’t just regret not saving that extra buck for the 500 GB drive already. The 12 GB flash drive shall avail an external hard drive attachment system. Plus, you can even save photos, videos and digital games in both Blue-rays drive availing setups.

The Next 'Note'worthy Galaxy

Apple may have sued Samsung to block sales of the company’s highly anticipated Galaxy S III smartphone in the United States,however that did not stop the South Korean company from giving birth to the newest member of the android tablet family,the Samsung Galaxy Note 800.

Globally called as the Galaxy Note 10.1 N8000,the 600gram 'featherweight' tablet brings with it some funky new specifications and a few nifty features.This new device may have even surpassed the latest installment of Apple to the tablet world. 
Being lighter,thinner and with a larger display screen than the iPad 3,the Galaxy Note 800 is unerringly a white beauty. Unlike other tablets available in the market,which have speakers on the rear or frame of the device, the new Note has a refreshing new design with speakers impregnated on either side of the screen. 


Nintendo Wii For "U"

Nintendo introduced its new portable Wii U gaming console in E3 (Electronic Entertainment Expo) 2011. It is available in two variants. White basic set with internal memory of 8 GB and black deluxe variant with internal storage of 32 GB. Wii U has a great design with X, Y, A, B buttons on left and arrow keys on right. 
Also there are two joysticks on the console. And camera is present in middle of console.

The Wii U gamepad connects your games with your television. It incorporates a 6.2 inch 16:9 aspect ratio LCD touch screen as well as traditional button controls and two analog sticks. It also includes motion control, a front facing camera, stereo speakers, stylus and support for NFC.


Connecting Technology - Google Nexus 7

The new 7-inch tablet from the Californian tech giant Google is just a package of fun and work combined with an excellent processor and battery. Apart from being thin & light the Nexus 7 has a stunning display of 1280 x 800 resolution with scratch-resistant corning glass and is powered by Nvdia Tegra 3 graphics. It is powered by a 1.3 GHz Quad Core processor and 1GB RAM.

With over 9 hours of HD video playback this tablet also offers much more with Google Play, which has the worlds largest ebook collection and over 600000 apps & games.Keeping in mind the music lovers google has also introduced cloud storage through which you can upload your current music library upto 20,000 songs for free and also allows users to stream from the uploaded library.


iPod Nano, Re-Nanoed

The new iPod Nano is the 7th generation of this successful iPod Nano series claiming to be the ‘thinnest ipod ever’. For the first time Apple has gone with a larger screen in this successful iPod series which has already sold over 350 million pieces and always been there for music lovers with its durable battery life,easy use & quick transfer.

Apple has enriched this device with better features in every generation & with a different design.This generation of the iPod is shaped like its predecessors couple of generations ago with a sleek and long body appealing to most users. 

Top 7 stuff to bother about in the iPhone 5

The release of the iPhone 5 has become the hot topic for this week. Apple claims that their 6th iPhone is the best and tallest iPhone yet as the official website of Apple reads "The biggest thing to happen to iPhone since iPhone". 

The iPhone 5 has a better processor, larger display, an updated iOS, 4G LTE connectivity, a neater dock connector, newly designed headphones, a completely design oriented upgrade via a complete make through glass and aluminium.

1. Dual Core A6 chip
Up to twice as fast compared with the A5 chip. So apps launch, web pages load, and email attachments appear almost instantly. You can power intensive apps and games with improved graphics performance , enjoy higher frame rates for smoother, more realistic game-play. Also, get an improved battery life.


Fire At The Amazon In HD

The new ebook reader by Amazon boasts of a 40% faster performance, better battery life and double the storage capacity as compared to its predecessor. Equipped with a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, the basic model of the Kindle Fire comes with a 7 inch LCD multi-color display with 16million colors, an 8 GB of memory and WiFi connectivity.Facebook and Twitter integration has been provided along with email integration. You can also get unlimited cloud storage at Amazon. The kindle also allows users to borrow books from the 180,000 books available with no due dates.

The Kindle is also available in In HD models having 16 & 32GB storage. The American manufacturer hopes that it will be a breakthrough for the people who love reading, playing games and accessing applications but cannot afford expensive devices as the iPad. 

Walt Mossberg of the Wall Street Journal said “the 7-inch Kindle Fire HD is not as polished, fluid or versatile as the iPad. After prolonged use, some apps and content took longer to launch and web pages loaded more slowly through the new Wi-Fi technology, compared to the iPad”, he added.


iPhone 5 Launches On September 12

We all knew about it, but its officially out. the Californian-tech giant, Apple has just sent out press invites for its September 12 event. With the design and the appearance on the invite, it is pretty much clear that Apple would be unveiling its new smartphone, the successor to the iPhone 4S. Deducing and inferring from the invitation, it looks that Apple would be calling its 6th iPhone, the iPhone 5.

As expected, Apple would be hosting its event, where it has always unboxed it previous revolutionary devices at Yerba Buena Center, California. The event is scheduled for a 10AM PT start time. The iPhone is to be made available after 9 days after the announcement i.e on 21st September.


Charge Your Lumia Wirelessly!

This is the technology was wanted by all but provided by none. But now Nokia has given its users freedom from struggling through their power chords and dragging it to the wall socket for charging. You can now charge your Lumia 920 and Lumia 820 wirelessly. You can do this by adding on a Wireless Charging Shell. Though the smartphones can be charged by any third-part developed wireless charging plate as the Lumia 920 has a built-in Qi-tech, the make need not be by Nokia. But the Finnish phonemaker briefly teased the Fatboy pillow and JBL's wireless charging speakers for the same. Do learn how the wireless charging works in a section below..

Nokia Wireless Charging Plate
Your Lumia can rest on a plate while it is being charged, wirelessly

Nokia Lumia 920 & Lumia 820

 Yesterday, Nokia along with Microsoft announced the next heir to the Lumia series with the Lumia 920 and Lumia 820. These next-gen smartphones are powered by the most awaited and 'tilled' operating system, Windows 8.0. The connecting hands of Nokia and Microsoft have given goosebumps to South-Korea based manufacturer Samsung and Apple.

There are no large differences between the Lumia 920 and Lumia 820 if you ignore the camera megapixels, in which Lumia 920 boasts of the PureView technology with 8.7 megapixel Carl-Zeiss lens while the Lumia 820 has a Carl-Zeiss, 8.0 megapixel lens. The screen of the Lumia 920 is a 0.5inch lager than the Lumia 820. Also, the Lumia 920 has a 32GB onboard memory while the Lumia 820 has an 8GB inbuilt memory chip. But here, the Lumia 820 is a winner as you can slide an external 32GB card into it.


Windows Phone 8, A Time To Switch?

The Nokia's Lumia series smartphones are the next-generation Windows powered handheld devices. The previous Lumia smartphones, Lumia 610 and the Lumia 800 gave trial to the Samsung's Galaxy series with their Windows 7 and Windows 7.5 (Mango) operating systems. The launch of a next Nokia smartphone charged by the 'tilled' Windows Phone 8 operating system was announced which created a stir and strengthened the colonnade of the rumour which whispered the news of muger between Nokia and Microsoft. This certainly gave goosebumps to Californian-tech giant, Apple.

On September 5, The Finnish based cellular manufacturer, Nokia called for a launch of its new product, which was undoubted to be the next Lumia. Along with the most awaited mobile operating system Windows Phone 8. With, Internet Explorer 10, multi-core support, space for MicroSD cards, NFC compatible, deeper Skydrive integration and updated with turn-by-turn directions, Nokia Maps, the Windows 8.0 is sure-shot buy for the consumers.


Android Powered Galaxy Camera

After a lost battle with the Californian tech giant- Apple, Samsung has launched its first Android-based camera at IFA 2012. The camera runs on the lastest version of the open-source-operation-system, Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean). The camera is backed by a 1.2GHz Quad-core processor. The Galaxy Camera has a 16MP BSI CMOS 1/2.3" sensor, and a wide angle (23mm) lens with 21X optical zoom. It sports a 4.77-inch 308ppi HD Super Clear LCD.

On the face, it looks like a high definition digital camera and on the back, like a powerful Android smartphone. The Galaxy Camera comes in two variants - 3G+Wi-Fi or 4G+Wi-Fi. The camera also comes with Samsung’s AllShare app and automatically saves images clicked from the device to the cloud.


Apple's Lawsuit In Simple Words!

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Samsung had to pay $1.04 billion as damages the California's tech giant as damages as it has violated a few patents. 

If you have read the business dailies regularly, you would have understood the trial well! But, since the past two days, we have been received calls from friends asking us to explain them the Apple Vs Samsung lawsuit in simple language. So, today we have brought you the details of the case, its components and the affect of the justice on Samsung in simple, easy and as little words as possible.

Apple sued Samsung on:
1.Design patents and
2.Utility Patents.


Upgrade to Windows 8 At Rs.699

Windows 8 Logo WallpaperThe wait for the most awaited operating system in on. But while your waiting, you can buy a PC and usethe current Windows 7 and enjoy the benefits of the update as soon as it is made available

Mircosoft promises to give away Windows 8 to their new customers at $15 (INR 699). To avail this offer you would have to buy a Windows 7 PC between 2nd June 2012 and 31 January 2013. The last day to register and order your Windows 8 upgrade is 28 February 2013. 

You would have to provide your contact details, retailer information along with the current Windows 7 product key.


Facebook iOS App gets an update

 Facebook for the most intelligent operating system, iOS has faced critisism from its users for being slow, clumsy and unresponsive. One of the reasons for the app behaving in such a manner was its reliance on HTML5. While HTML5 is used for developing mobile friendly applications and web pages, it is not relaible for some applications. 

Thus in June, engineers started to work on the 5th version of the Facebook iOS app using Objective-C. A good news for the iPad users, timeline finally comes your way!

Describing how important and tedious it was for his team; "We just released a new Facebook app for iPhone and iPad and it's a lot faster. Our team completely rewrote it from the ground up to focus on speed. It's a big step forward" said Mark Zukerberg through a status update on Facebook. Also, 'iOS' was a world-wide trend on twitter for sometime late Thursday evening. 


Microsoft Revamps 25-year-old Logo

Microsoft decides to give itself a new look and redoes its 25-year-old logo. Microsoft has used the logo for the past two-and-a-half decade in its 35-years of reign. It drops away its old, staunch and bold-faced logo for a new, subtle and clean bordered representation. but retains its originality from the 1975-1979 logo by connecting the F and the T.  

Microsoft's new, much more colorful logo on the opening of its 23rd store in Boston. Today, it will appear at the Seattle and Bellevue Microsoft stores, as well as on the microsoft.com home page. The new logo would also be seen on the Windows 8, Microsoft Office, the next Xbox and Windows Phone 8

The Next iPhone Announced

 As the heat waves of summer drop in the meadows of Cupertino, it calls for the launch of a new iPhone. Since 2007, summer has been the favorite time for Apple to launch its revolutionary iPhones. rumours, searches, updates and tweets speculate rumors and spread like forest fire. As rumored, the next iPhone was expected to come and is arriving this September along with its not-so-big-buddy, the 7-inch iPad Mini. 

Searches for the term "iPhone 5" are more popular now and have grown to 128% since the rumors have made their way.. In early October, 2011, Apple introduced the iPhone 4S, a more modest product revision than the pre-release hype had led people to believe. 

The fuss began when iMore confirmed an Apple event of September 12th and subsequesnlty announced its launch on 21st September. All of it is still rumor but history does advice fans to plan any September camping trips for the Apple Store.


Nokia With Windows 8 On September 5th.

News coming from the Eastern coast of the USA says, "Hey, iPhone 5, u gonna have a problem" as  Nokia and Microsoft have called for a joint press conference in New York on 5th September at 9.30am. No details have been revealed to the media. But it is pretty obvious that Nokia would be coming up with a Windows 8 phone. They claim the product announcements would give goosebumps to their competitors.

There are high expectations from these smartphones for both Nokia as well as Microsoft. We should expect quad-core chips, high definition cameras alongside the Windows 8 operating system. It will be a critical launch for Microsoft as well as Nokia. Nokia will be able to display its new hardware and Microsoft would be showcasing how Windows 8 works flawlessly with the latest flagship smartphones.


Buttery And Sweet 'Jelly Bean'

In the 1910s and early 1920s a "Jellybean" or "Jelly-Bean" was a young man who dressed stylishly to attract women. In the sweets, jelly beans are much sweeter than ice cream sandwiches, however in the Android world the sweetness is directly proportional to the updates.

The update to the Android operating system always promises new stuff, faster and elegant interface. The Jelly Bean (Android 4.1), if we count it on our fingers has 25 improvements over the IceCream Sandwich. The most appealing update is the Google Now and the Buttery graphics and interface. Interestingly, Google has not given its voice recongnation system a name like Siri or S-voice! it prefers to call it simply Google.

The other major upgrades include; Expandable notifications, magical widgets, seamless sharing of photographs, a smarter keyboard, Android Beam and previously mentioned Google Now, Voice search/recognition and the faster, smoother buttery interface.


'Surface' Tension For iPad?

(Courtesy: Microsoft.com) 
When Abhinav Bindra, a rifle shooter won a Gold medal in Olympics, the nation was proud and overwhelmed. After which every kid in the gullies of India wanted to pick up the gun and be a shooter. Whereas previously everyone wanted to be Sachin Tendulkar. If one obtains success in a field, others try to do something similar; but it is not unnecessary that all will achieve success of the same magnitude.

Apple and Microsoft have been logger-heads after Steve Jobs's reality distortion field could not be beard by Bill Gates. Later, they collided on the hardware as well as the software front. Finally, Apple emerged as an emperor of the smartphone markets and Microsoft dominated the computers with their operating system, Windows.


Top 10 Features in iOS 6.0

WWDC 20120 saw the rise of the new MacBook Air , MacBook Pro and an update to the iOS. Apple has announced over 200 changes to iOS 6.0, but you won’t care about every change Apple made. Here are the Top 10 you should actually care about.
1. Siri:
  • Siri can now launch apps
  • Siri can now Tweet 
  • Siri is smart about sports. It can pull in scores, game summaries and player stats.
  • Siri is also available in new languages.
  • Siri will get hands-free integration in lots of in-car systems.
  • Siri is coming to the new iPad.

2. FaceTime over Cellular:
As per the bug noticed in iOS 5.1.1 and the conclusion made; you can now use FaceTime over 3G and 4G cellular networks. Previously, FaceTime could be used only with WiFi.

3. Facebook Intergration:
After Twitter was integrated with iOS 5, Facebook got in with iOS 6.Users can login to their Facebook account in iOS 6 and have instant access to Facebook in apps, the web browser and Siri. The events, birthdays will automatically sync with your calendar app once you have linked your Facebook with your iOS. You can post and check-in directly from Maps

New MacBook Pro With Retina Display

New MacBook Pro
As per the expectations, there is a new MacBook Pro coming with a Retina Display. The Retina Display MacBook starts at a whopping $2,199 and $2,799 . The $2,199 version has a 2.3GHz quad-core Core i7 processor (Turbo Boosted up to 3.3GHz), 8GB of 1,600MHz RAM, 256GB of flash storage, and Nvidia GeForce GT 650M graphics (1GB DDR5 memory). The $2,799 version gets a faster processor of / up to 2.6GHz and increases flash storage to 512GB. The $2,199 Pro can be upgraded to a 16GB RAM for $200. The $2,799 Pro can be upgraded to a  2.7GHz quad-core Core i7 processor costing $250, 16GB of RAM ($200), and 768GB of flash storage instead of 512GB for $500.

It boast of a SDXC card slot, HDMI, two USB 3.0 ports, and two Thunderbolt ports , a headphone port make this the most port-ported MacBook alive.


New MacBook Air : WWDC 2012

New MacBook Air:

The MacBook Air has had its hardware and OS upgraded. The update to the Air is only to the USB 3.0 and 512GB storage. The screen resolutions and sizes are to remain the same, 13 inches with a 1,440x900 resolution and 11 inches with a 1,366x768 resolution. The 11-inch Air is now a 1.7GHz Intel Core i5 (Turbo Boost up to 2.6GHz), while the 13-inch is now a 1.8GHz Core i5 (Turbo Boost up to 2.8GHz). You could get i7 buy bucking up a $150 and $100 for the 11-inch and 13-inch respectively. The new CPU's have a better battery life and perform much better when it comes to graphics via Intel's new HD 4000 integrated graphics. RAM for all Air models is 4GB 1,600MHz DDR3L with 8GB available as a $100. 

Apple WWDC 2012 At 22.30 (IST)

(Mon Jun 11 2012 22:30:00 GMT+0530)

Over the years, WWDC has seen some big announcements from Apple and this year , WWDC 2012 is scheduled to be held at Moscone West, San Francisco from June 11 to June 15, 2012. Even though the tickets are priced at  $1,599 they were sold out within two hours. Developers are eager to go and know what will the Californian giant will produce and update this year. This time, it would be the first WWDC without Steve Jobs's presence and we are expecting a new iOS , an iPad Mini and a slimmer MacBook Pro. 


1. Thinner MacBook Pro
2. New MacBook Air / Pro laptops with Retina graphics
3. Updated iCloud and iWork
4. An Update to OS X Mountain Lion


Twitter Gets A New Bird, A New Logo.

Social-networking-revolutionary-service—Twitter has unveiled a new logo for itself. The company says the new logo will be the universally recognized symbol of Twitter. And that "there's no longer a need for text, bubbled typefaces, or a lowercase ‘t’ to represent Twitter." Though there are a many logo’s which symbolize Twitter, but this one will just replace the ‘t’.

The bird in the logo has its head held high, wings spread wide. Looks like Twitter is getting philosophical with its design and logos. Twitter says that "our new bird grows out of love for ornithology, design within creative constraints, and simple geometry," and that "a bird in flight is the ultimate representation of freedom, hope, and limitless possibility"


Apple Fails In India : Top 5 Reasons.

Apple Fails in India
Apple products are a rage in the West. But in Asian nations like India it isn't popular with the masses. The guys at the research department of Apple do not consider India as a potential ground to sell the iPhone. Maybe it is because of Steve Jobs and his 7 months stay in India in the '70s that has blacklisted Indians from being blessed with the iPhone just as it launches. They have to wait till it officially launches or pay a couple of bucks extra and get it arranged from the Black market. 

Its not only the pricing that affects its graphs but also does its service, communication and marketing factors. Indians believe in the "Sasta, Sunder, Tikao" phenomenon. And Apple has been known to deliver simple, aesthetic products and doesn't mind keeping it highly priced. 

1. Price:
People who buy electronic are mostly consumers and not buyers. They want the best of all and  prefer having it low priced, offer full feature and getting the best service. The iPhone rates in India are exorbitant. Though the iPhone is used by a million, it is neglected by the masses and thus giving it market to Nokia, who still dominates 60% of the cellular devices sold. 

2. Delicacy:
"iPhone gira toh, vaat hai!" (if the iPhone falls, your screwed) is a common axiom. It is believed that once the iPhone slips from your hand, it has slipped forever and you would have to get a new one. Though this is partly false but people do not want to risk it. And you certainly cannot carry it in a 7.59pm Virar Local. After all, it costs you your monthly salary.


How to Copy Blu-ray to M2TS Using WinX Blu-ray Decrypter

As a growing number of needs to keep our original Blu-ray discs (BDs) in good condition, it is no doubt that using Blu-ray backup tools to copy BDs is an ideal way to build Blu-ray video copy on hard discs. Since Blu-ray Discs have different region codes that can stop us from freely copying Blu-ray discs for personal/family movie backup, we need Blu-ray backup software to remove the copy protections.

Among the tons of similar Blu-ray backup applications, I prefer programs that can maximally keep the copied videos’ quality as excellent as the original ones’. If you require high quality about the copied HD videos, WinX Blu-ray Decrypter is the 1st one you should try.

What is WinX Blu-ray Decrypter?

WinX Blu-ray Decrypter is a reliable solution to decrypt & copy protected Blu-ray discs to 1:1 Blu-ray folder or M2TS HD while preserving Blu-ray DTS/E-AC3 and MLP/TureHD Audio system. Being fully compatible with Windows OS, it runs a fast speed to decrypt your Blu-ray Discs of different region codes and copy them in 2 innovative backup modes: full disc mode and title mode.

Operation System Requirements: Windows 98, NT, 2000, 2003, XP, Vista (32 & 64 bit), Windows 7 (32 & 64 bit).
Input Blu-ray Formats: Blu-ray Disc, Disc BD-R, BD-RE.
Output File Formats: Blu-ray Folder, M2TS video file.


iOS 5.1.1 Untethered Jailbreak

The wait is over for iOS users. An untethered jailbreak for the iOS 5.1.1 is finally available.  The noble job was done two iOS crackers Chronic-Dev and the Iphone Dev Team. The two groups have announced the release of Absinthe 2.0.

A jailbreak allows you to jump the wall of Apple’s garden which allows its users to install applications only from its App Store. Even the dummies may know this; a jailbreak is way of breaking the control of Apple from its devices and allows you to install third party applications via Cydia.

The groups said, "After copious amounts of work and many sleepless nights Absinthe 2.0 is finally here to jailbreak your device. This release has been a large collaborative effort between Chronic-Dev Team and iPhone Dev Teams."

Absinthe 2.0 iOS 5.1.1 Untethered Jailbreak:

Absinthe v2.0.1 Linux (x86/x86_64) 


Now, FaceTime With 3G!

Did you ever wanted to FaceTime your loved one before you fly off, but could not as FaceTime requires a WiFi connection and there is none nearby? Now, your problem could be sorted. 

A warning notification which was discovered in the iOS 5.1.1 indicates that Apple would liberate its users to use FaceTime only through a WiFi connection. By generating inferences from the warning which the iPhone gives when you turn off 3G, conclusions can be made.

A Romanian blog iDevice has dug out a hint which steers us to conclude that 3G data could be used to use Apple –to-Apple free FaceTime calls. When a user attempts to turn off 3G connectivity during an active call, the notification reads: "Disabling 3G may end FaceTime. Are you sure you want to disable 3G?". Just like most discoveries are made, this one too was made by mistake. When the user tried to disable 3G while on a FaceTime call, the message popped and he stumbled upon this hint.


A New iOS and iPad Mini At WWDC 2012

(Courtesy: kevinism.com)
WWDC is a common abbreviation for Apple Worldwide Developers Conference, is a conference held by Apple to connect with developers and showcase its new products.

Last year WWDC was hosted by Steve Jobs and Apple unveiled the Mac OS X and the iOS 5 which the next generation platform and powers the iPhone , iPod Touch, iPad and Apple’s cloud service, iCloud.  

WWDC 2012 is scheduled to be held at Moscone West, San Francisco from June 11 to June 15, 2012. Even though the tickets are priced at  $1,599 they were sold out within two hours. Well, everyone is eager to go and know what will the Californian giant will produce this year. Rumors have been making rounds . So, this year, it would be the first WWDC without Steve Jobs's presence and we are expecting a new iOS , an iPad Mini and a slimmer MacBook Pro.  Read on and speculate with us in the comments below!