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Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Monday, November 4, 2013

The Guardian's - iPad Air review

The Guardian's technology correspondent Charles Arthur reviews the new iPad Air, Apple's latest tablet device. He explains this thinner, lighter and more powerful model aims to increase the value of the tablet by offering free software.This, Apple hopes, will transform the tablet into a creative device and give it the edge over its competitors

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Samsung 85″ 4K UHD Hands-on review

Check out our review of the Samsung UN85S9 Ultra HD/4K TV. Samsung’s UN85S9 is the best-performing large-screen Ultra HD/4K television we’ve seen so far. But that performance comes at a price. Samsung approached this TV’s design with a no-holds-barred attitude and threw the return-on-investment book out the window.

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Thursday, October 24, 2013

Google Nexus 10 Review: Android's Best iPad Alternative

Published on 20 Oct 2013 |  The Nexus 10 has a beautifully sharp screen. It's light, durable, and has the fastest processor of any Android tablet. Photo Sphere is an incredibly cool concept. Google's content ecosystem is only getting better.

The included charger isn't fast enough to power the battery while playing a game; even while idle, it charges painfully slowly. There's no storage expansion option, and apps that take full advantage of the screen are currently few and far between. Navigating isn't quite as seamless as on the Nexus 7.

The Nexus 10's superior design and swift performance make it one of the best Android tablets to date.

The Nexus 10 was of a prerelease version. On March 14, 2013, we took another look at the device, focusing on software support for its high-resolution screen, the now nearly mythical Pogo charger Google announced at release, and checking in on Miracast support; another feature mentioned at release but yet to actually be delivered. We also followed up to see if any performance issues or bugs we experienced at release have been addressed.

It's the first question anyone asks when they're interested in a tablet: "Is it as good as the current iPad? For the Google Nexus 10, the overall answer is "no." The iPad is still the best tablet experience one can have, thanks to its still unmatched performance and robust app and media ecosystem.

That said, if you have no interest in owning an Apple product anyway, but are still in the market for a premium tablet, the Nexus 10 should be at or near the top of your list. The choice isn't as cut and dry as it should be, unfortunately. Your other go-to Android option -- the Transformer Infinity -- still has a better back camera, a brighter screen, expandable storage, and comes with a power adapter that's actually proficient at charging the tablet.

The Nexus 10's stock charger uses its Micro-USB port to charge and -- as it turns out -- that's not the most efficient way to charge a high-end tablet. Overnight charging will be fine, but if you ever need to charge in a hurry, there are currently no other options. Google mentioned a Pogo charger option at release, but has been mum on the subject ever since.

So why is the Nexus 10 potentially the best Android tablet? Its screen is gorgeous and the sharpest around compared with any tablet, and it is the most comfortable 10-inch tablet to hold in your hand with a durability that ensures you won't immediate blow a gasket if your kids drop it. Furthermore, it's the first tablet to run Android 4.2, which brings with it great new features -- Photo Sphere, which lets you capture a three-dimensional model of a real-world space, is one of the coolest I've ever experienced on a tablet.

For most, the iPad is still the tablet of choice, but for those looking for an alternative to Apple's much more constrained OS, Google has delivered one of the best yet. Like the Nexus 7 before it, the Nexus 10 marks a significant step toward a much more competitive tablet market, and its design heralds a new paradigm from which all other tablets should consider cribbing ASAP.

Just for the record, in the 7-inch tablet space, it's the Nexus 7, not the iPad Mini, that currently reigns as the best small tablet

The Google Nexus 10 is one of the best designed tablets yet. At 1.33 pounds, it's fairly light and has a slightly concave shape, with a subtly beveled back design. Thanks to its light weight and smoothly rounded corners the tablet never digs into your palms when held with two hands. The back is a soft, grippy, almost rubbery plastic that not only feels great to hold, but doubles as protection for the tablet. The aforementioned rounded corners have that same rubbery plastic around them. The whole outer shell feels almost like an exoskeleton accessory, specifically designed to protect the delicate tablet organs inside.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Apple makes waves with Mavericks, iPad Air

Published on 22 Oct 2013 | Apple releases its OS X operating system update for free and unleashes new hardware. CNET's Bridget Carey has the roundup on the new iPads, MacBook Pro laptops, the Mac Pro desktop, and more.

Sony Smart Watch 2 hands-on

Published on 5 Sep 2013 | Sony Smart Watch 2 hands-on at IFA 2013.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Monday, August 19, 2013

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

How Can Your Phone Be Tracked?

Most of us are aware that our phones contain a GPS (Global Positioning System) chips, but how much can they really track our phones?
How Can Your Phone Be Tracked? - Exposing The Truth
The NSA assembled a team called Geolocation Cell or Geo Cell, with analysts and technicians from the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency with the intent of tracking people geographically in real time.

Geo Cell communicates with the CIA and US military around the world, the motto “We Track ’Em, You Whack ’Em.” quickly caught on at Geo Cell as they tracked the cell phones of al-Qaeda and other ‘terror suspects’ around the world.

Joint Special Operations Command(JSOC) called the technology “The Find” and it is reported that the technology developed could track phones even when they were turned off. This is probably due to “feature phones” that may not fully turn off.

For example, Graham said many old “feature phones,” even when they were switched off, would have a baseband processor power up every 10 minutes or so to retrieve SMS messages, but not phone calls. “The moral of this is that just because you define the phone as ‘off’ doesn’t mean that it’s 100% completely ‘off’ all the time,” he said. - Is That Phone Really Off? – InformationWeek

The simplest way tracking is done is by remotely installing a hidden app(application) on the phone which transmits the devices GPS location over the internet or even by SMS text messaging, all without the user knowing. The FBI used a similar technique called a “roving bug”, remotely turning on the microphones to listen in on people. There are publicly available apps like this for tracking your children or in case you lose your phone, or it gets stolen.

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Wednesday, July 24, 2013

The New 2013 Google/ASUS Nexus 7

Published on 23 Jul 2013 | Want To See More Of The New Nexus 7? We've Got Everything You Need Right Here: New Nexus 7 (Codename Razor) Fully Detailed And Benchmarked -- 2GB Of RAM, Snapdragon S4 Pro, And 1920x1200 Screen:

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Friday, June 28, 2013

Apple Introducing iOS 7 - Official Video

Published on 10 Jun 2013
Introducing iOS 7 - Official Video
Subtítulos: Español
For iPad (2nd, 3th and 4th generation, and Mini),
iPhone (4, 4S, 5) and iPod Touch (4th and 5th generation)

Samsung Ativ One 5 Style is a Galaxy-styled all-in-one PC

LONDON -- No, it's not a huge Galaxy Tab. The Ativ One 5 Style is the latest all-in-one touch-screen PC from Samsung, and it's hoping to be your TV, media center, and office. Daft name aside, it's styled like the company's Galaxy tablet range, boasts a full HD touch-enabled 21.5-inch display, and a quad-core processor.

Samsung hasn't said when the Ativ One 5 Style will be available or how much it will cost, but check back for all the latest news.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Samsung PREMIERE 2013

Streamed live on 20 Jun 2013 | the Samsung PREMIERE 2013 from Earls Court Exhibition Centre in London on 20th June - You can now watch the full replay of the event here.

Samsung Galaxy S4 Review

Published on 23 Apr 2013 : A review of the Samsung Galaxy S4, which features a 1080p Super AMOLED display, 1.9GHz Snapdragon 600 quad-core processor, and new software features like AirView, Air Gesture, and Smart Scroll. For more, check out our full review.

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Google Glass review

From Endgadget

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Google Glass: Privacy concerns and tech etiquette

Published on May 18, 2013 : Google Glass is being released to software developers this year, before rolling out in 2014, but there are issues regarding privacy

Thursday, February 21, 2013

How to Wrap Your Laptop's Power Cable Without Damaging It

Published on 20 Feb 2013 : You could probably even coil it a little tighter than this, we were just being conservative for the sake of time.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Dell goes private to aid restructuring

Published on 5 Feb 2013 : Personal computer maker Dell is no longer to be a publicly traded company. The world's third-biggest maker of PCs plans to buy back all its shares, spending the equivalent of 18 billion euros.

Thursday, January 31, 2013

BlackBerry Unveils Two New Smartphones

Published on 30 Jan 2013 : Canadian smartphone maker Research In Motion (RIM), which makes the BlackBerry, says it's back. The company is trying to reclaim a market it once dominated by introducing two new devices. The last few years have been a painful time for the company as customers deserted its platform in favor of newer, more popular devices. As Mil Arcega reports, this may be the company's last chance to remain a vital player in an increasingly crowded marketplace.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Why the New BlackBerry Is Worth a Look

Remember the BlackBerry? RIM is hoping a new operating system will help get the brand back into your hands.

Flickr photo courtesy of the Office of the Maryland Governor
Remember the BlackBerry? RIM is hoping a new operating system will help get the brand back into your hands.

By many accounts, the BlackBerry is dead in the water--and it has been for some time. Yet, for all the hype surrounding Samsung's domination in the smartphone wars, and the simple fact that the iPhone 5 is still the top dog for usability and app selection, it is possible that Research in Motion (maker of the BlackBerry) might actually rebound.

Here's the most compelling reason why: The BlackBerry 10 operating system might be worth the wait. Few have had a chance to try out the new OS, which is rumored to debut within the next 60 days. And, it's unclear whether phones running the new OS will be able to compete with high-end models like the Samsung Galaxy SIII. Yet, some of the new BlackBerry 10 features do look impressive, especially for business users.

The Features

One useful feature is that the new OS has two modes, one for work and one for personal use. That's a nod to the reality of business today--we tend to buy our own phones and then use them at work, rather than use a company-issued phone. With a quick flick from work to personal, you'll see a different array of apps. You might have apps for work related to projects, managing your staff, and keeping up on business news. Then, you can switch to a view that only shows Pandora, a few games, and your personal Facebook account.

Another perk is that RIM seems to be serious about improving the mobile browser. We'll have to wait and see what the actual test results look like for speed, but there's an interesting feature for sharing what you find online. BlackBerry 10 can learn that you normally share by email or on Facebook, and then make that the default option automatically. I like how RIM is embracing adaptability to do some of the thinking for consumers.

The screen captures of the new software keyboard make me think RIM might finally have a winner in terms of replacing the thumbpad. It looks crisp and well-designed, with large enough keys for fast typing. Once again, the OS adapts to your typing to guess words on the fly and correct your common typos.

Will It Be Enough?

Clearly, RIM has a lot of work to do. Companies of all sizes are switching to more modern phones. Yet, there is a legion of BlackBerry fans out there. (I know, because I get the emails from them on a weekly basis.) Many companies have locked into contracts for BlackBerry Enterprise Server and are biding their time until a new model comes out that actually makes sense for deployment. RIM has a good track record in terms of rock-solid business security and lightning-fast push email delivery.

What could get in the way? Usability problems and lack of apps in the BlackBerry store could be lethal. If BlackBerry 10 ships with a plethora of user interface problems and bugs (say, apps that crash or cause confusion), and without the main headliners like Skype and Evernote, then this new OS could just be another whimper from RIM's corner. Stay tuned. 

Thursday, January 10, 2013

What Is the Difference in MP3s & MP4s?

Published on Jan 10, 2013 : Recording Music - Despite similar file extensions, MP3 and MP4 files are actually very different. Find out the difference between MP3 files and MP4 files with help from an audio and recording professional in this free video clip.