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Smartphones allow do-it-yourself stress hormone tests

Posted on 18 July 2014 by yizhan

 The latest advancement in cellular technology will now allow us to keep a check on our health. This recent development with the aid of smartphones will offer a unique, bold and cost effective way to provide a better health facility to everyone. Developers and researchers are now working to create apps that will be able to detect and calculate the results of stress tests.

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Stress test depending upon the hormone cortisol level in a human body will now be efficiently measured by the doctors and their patients by using a simple tube, saliva sample and the application running in the smartphone. The method and the delivery system have been explicitly built for anyone with a smartphone to easily and successfully find out the salivary cortisol level quickly.

The application and prospects of this new development are endless regarding many factors. Firstly where a simple commercial Lab in the US can charge up to 50$/patient to measure the results of their hormone stress test, the smartphone app will cost under 5$ or less. And also awaiting the results takes up to more than 3-4 working days in a lab, this health app will bring up the result of your cortisol test in less than 10 minutes.

Talk about fast and effective treatment, this modernization will be the stepping stone for many diagnostic applications which will end up changing how we treat ourselves in a better way. The main adapted advantage of this facility will be to the regions that have low medical resources to fully treat their patients under stress. This eliminates the barriers of implementation and cost by providing a reliable and cheap source of health assistance.

With everyone nowadays buying and using smartphones, this will encourage an opportunity for individuals to constantly monitor their personal stress levels at all times inexpensively. The design was specifically built to affordable and easy to understand so people anywhere can easily measure their cortisol stress levels. Public health monitoring will allow for a better update on the health levels of the individuals. Dealt and durable, the external equipment is made to be affordable by everyone so the manufacturing costs end up being 1$.

With continuous efforts being constantly made to make sure that an 8-12 year old can operate and accurately measure the results of the tests, the possibilities are endless.  As for the software, the smartphone will be embedded with assistive sensors that will aid the process. And the application will allow you to monitor the levels of the stress tests using the test kit. The function of the test is really simple, a tube like straw will collect and stray the saliva from the mouth into a cassette which in turn inserted into the reader. By aligning the reader under the lens through the camera of the smartphone it visualizes an image which is measured by the app to present the cortisol level.

Now diseases like type 2 diabetes and psychotic depression can be easily detected in early stages because the affiliation of the symptoms being the excessive excretion of the salivary cortisol. This product will be launched as a consumer product in sight to monitor a person’s stress level, completely FDA approved this device will be available next year will further clinical testing and experimentation. Far-reaching applications that will affect millions around the world get a better, reliable and dependable health facilitation.

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iPhone 6 Concept Design

Posted on 02 July 2014 by yizhan

When will Apple launch its latest project? The answer to that is still undiscovered as Apple still hasn’t confirmed its release date for its latest installment of the gigantic iPhone series. Will it be called iPhone 6 or will Apple come up with a completely new and catchy name for its star product. Apple dominating the world market with its design and captivating operating systems has a large order on their hands this time. With Samsung and HTC catching up with the competition, Apple needs innovation its product design to bring a revolution in its latest project. Though Apple hasn’t officially confirmed any news, rumors have been out on what the new iPhone will look like and what Apple has in store for us.

It has been confirmed that the new iPhone will step away from its traditional razor look design and will now work on making a bigger phone. Its concept portrays an extension in the size of the new phone where its competitors have released huge devices which are practically more convenient with the customers now. As for predictions and concepts go by the new model will be 5 or 5.5 inches in display which is a step away from previous models and a lot thinner, up to 5.23 mm. So we see how the phone will be bigger and thinner but rumors also have it that Apple will launch more colors in the phone like it did with iPhone 5c.

As far fetched and advance as this seems, the most famous concept includes the iPhone 6 with dual screens. The second screen will slide out from the extremely thin side body of the phone. Along with that, one of the widely adapted innovations of wireless charging goes, it is heard that apple will indeed add this feature to its upcoming model where the phone will charge through a wireless charging mode.

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With the latest survey in the US concerning more than over 5000 people who are saying that iPhone 6 is the most anticipated phone ever. As Apple made minor updates to the iPhone 5s and 5c, there is a lot of pressure on Apple as some say that this is a pivotal device in the history of the industry. And as for the body of the iPhone, it is said that it will be made from metal and aluminum given the more angular hard end design.

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As per the software features and the operating system goes Apple will definitely bring something new to the table. The new phone will showcase the soon to be released and upgraded iOS 8 which is made in compatibility with the upcoming release.  In regard of new advanced features, the phones display is set to adapt to real life background environment and ditch the traditional home screen menu with an additional iPhone to IPhone app sharing feature that lets to share between your devices. In regard of the new iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3, the new iPhone will also host Apple TouchID Fingerprint Scanner.

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Apple is renowned for keeping its devices a mystery till the last minute so there is no reliability to what Apple has in store for us with the new upcoming iPhone 6. Speaking of upcoming releases, Apple still hasn’t reviewed its release date for its new phone but speculators put it in September 2014 perfectly following the rollout release announced of iOS 8. Apple is known for making a dramatic entry and with its new phone it has the perfect opportunity to be doing so. By guessing and looking at the previous releases it has released its previous hardware launches in events set in September. Nothing can be expected till the end but Apple is expected to bring about a masterpiece this season with its iPhone 6.

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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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Details on the Upcoming Amazon Smartphone

Posted on 21 May 2014 by yizhan

Smart-phones are all the hype nowadays and every company wants to jump in on the bandwagon by making a flagship phone of their own and it seems the next company to do so will be Amazon. Their phone has been rumored for a long while now and there have also been leaks about its features and looks etc. and by what we know up until now, it’s definitely something you’ll want to pick up if you’re into high-tech smart-phones, that is of course if it manages to actually deliver all the features that have been mentioned about it.

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Getting the basics out of the way, according to sources, the phone will have a 4.7 Inch screen and will be running a custom android version similar to the versions seen in the kindle fire tablets. The design of the phone is still unknown as it’s hidden under a protective shell so that unauthorized people don’t get any unwanted previews of it but if you were to guess from the design of the protective covering, it’s one of the traditional smart-phone designs similar to the ones you’d see in a trademark phone by someone like Samsung or Sony but don’t think that the design is set in stone, Amazon may very well decide to introduce a new design to it before shipping it out.. Other than that, since it is Amazon’s phone, there’s also a rumored data plan for it which grants bonuses and free content from the digital selections Amazon has to offer.

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The real game changing feature that Amazon is offering with the phone is the whole 3D interface. The interface design will be completely 3D and there will also feature gesture controls (think slightly similar to the Air Gestures seen in the Galaxy S4) which is certainly something that’s new to the smart-phone market since not many companies have focused on gesture based controls up until now other than Samsung of course with its Air and multiple other forms of gestures.. It will also feature other gestures other than the 3D ones such as if you’re browsing through movies, if you tilt your phone then it will display the IMDB rating of the movie you have highlighted above its thumbnail, this is just a small taste of the gesture controls that the phone will have to offer.

The Amazon phone will consist of a whopping six onboard cameras. Two of these cameras will be the regular front and rear mounted cameras used for taking pictures and capturing videos. Other than these two cameras, the other four will be infrared cameras that the phone will utilize for all the regular and 3D gesture controls, they must be offering a really large amount of gesture based controls if the phone has four onboard cameras built solely for this purpose. Putting gesture controls aside, many sources have stated that the phone will feature a completely new control scheme for how you control and navigate through your everyday apps.

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Google Contact Lens May Have Integrated Camera And Glucose Monitor

Posted on 04 May 2014 by yizhan

Google has always been the leader when it comes to innovation and uniqueness in technology. Google recently announced about its upcoming product, the Google Contact Lens. The smart contact lens has been reported to be the world’s smallest wireless glucose sensor ever made. The smart contact lens will take the world of wearable devices to a whole new level, and some rumors have also suggested that the upcoming lens might even be integrated with an image-capturing capability.
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Patent Bolt recently reported that Google has filed a patent for a series of micro cameras which they plan to introduce in their future contact lens. Although it will be an ordinary camera, but it has been given the name of “image capture component”. It is also reported that the smart lens will have multiple sensors which will enable the wearer to capture images and even control their remote devices with just blinking of the eye.

According to The Associated Press, it will approximately take 5 years for Google to release their contact lens for diabetic patients. The lens will help diabetic patients to keep a track of their blood sugar and insulin level. The lenses are yet to be tested before they are made available for consumers in the market. Google plans to produce lens which will produce accurate results and provide timely information, which is why it will take its time in the testing phase.

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One thing which Google will have to ensure is that they produce contact lens which is better than other types of glucose monitors currently available in the market. And for that, they will have to make sure that the lens can correlate glucose level in tears. Testing the blood sugar level with devices which use blood was much simpler as compared to the upcoming device which will monitor the glucose level through tear.

The Google Contact Lens has been developed in the highly secretive Google X lab. The previous inventions from that laboratory include the driverless car, Google Glasses with internet connectivity and Project Loon. Only time will tell that how successful will the upcoming Contact Lens will be. But one thing needs to be kept in mind that not every product which gets patent actually reaches the market. In fact, majority of the products fail to reach the consumers because they do not pass the testing stage. So only time will tell whether the Google Contact Lens reach the market, and if they do, can be afforded by the general public or not.

 

 

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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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Ipad Tips, Tricks And Pointers Everyone Can Use

Posted on 26 December 2013 by yizhan

When you first purchase something as great as an iPad, you may not know how all of the bells and whistles work. This is why it is important that you gather enough knowledge to understand the inner workings of an iPad. The following article will provide you with some tips and tricks to help you discover the wonders of iPad.

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Before you purchase an iPad, you should take the time to make a list of the features you need and decide what kind of storage size you want. There are different models of iPads available and there is no point in spending money on features you are never going to use.

Apple iPad manuals only come in electronic form. Most Apple products come with downloadable manuals.

Google does not have to be the only search engine you use. Go to the Settings menu, choose Safari and then choose Search Engine. In addition to Google, you have a choice of using Yahoo and Bing as your search engine.

Did you lose your iPad? If you use the Apple product iCloud, you will be able to located your iPad or your iPhone. Go to the iCloud website, log in and you will be able to locate your lost iPad or phone on a map. You can also access this feature on another iPad.

When checking out any new applications, don’t overlook free options. Many times they are just as good as the paid version, although they may include advertisements. This is also a great way to have a type of trial before purchasing the full version that doesn’t have any obtrusive ads on it.

As you have just read, there are probably a million things you didn’t know about using your iPad. This article has provided you with some simple tips and advice that can make this device more user-friendly. Use the tips from this and any other article to build on your knowledge base for the ultimate user experience!

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iPad Air Review

Posted on 09 December 2013 by yizhan

Also known as Apple iPad 5
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Available as:
Apple iPad Air Wi-Fi + Cellular with 3G/LTE support
Apple iPad Air Wi-Fi with Wi-Fi only and no GPS support

Numbers are incredibly out dated. Apple’s newest full-sized ipad tablet forgoes them and select for the exquisite ‘Air’. There’s a clear reason for this. Unlike previous designs that were essentially have great  improvements, the iPad Air is a completely redesigned tablet and would prefer to play as to how slim and light it is. Needless to say it uses the exact same amazing 64-bit A7 processor like the iPhone 5S and comes with Apple’s signature Retina display, but it is the redundant on weight and lack thereof that’s the star here.

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Apple has always had good products, and when they weren’t good, they were still pretty good. The iPad Air is no exception. Overall, it’s a great product that Apple has created. It’s very well balanced in terms of specs. This tablet is the perfect combination of power and design.

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Exact dimensions are 240 x 169.5 x 7.5mm and the overall appearance and feel of the iPad Air is simply soft slick. Apple has once again surpassed itself in the design and finish section. The edging adds in a lick of class and the decreased in weight and narrowed frame mean it is  actually useable in one hand, and that is something no one else is yet to manage with a 10-inch form factor.

The iPad Air is actually a lot lighter than the iPad 4 before it, in fact it’s lighter than all of this other tablets along with its class at just 469g. That’s a drop of almost 200g, or 29%, regarding the porky iPad 4. That’s a major generational leap.

It’s not just the additional weight that has been decreased. The iPad Air is  much thinner and narrower than the iPad 4, while keeping the same screen size. At just 7.5mm thin it truly shouldn’t feel as solid as it does, simply the Sony Xperia Tablet Z is thinner at this screen size.

One of the great things about the iPad Air is that it has 64-bit computing. This new difference really set the iPad Air apart from other tablets and other iPads. There is a lot of power packed inside the sleek and light body of this iPad and it really shows during use. This iPad will run many applications at once and still perform as fast as if it were only running one. Because of this, its performance is amazing. The battery life is also impressive. On stand-by, it lasts a few days, but watching a movie or browsing the web, it lasts about nine hours.

The lightweight measurements of the iPad Air means we shouldn’t look forward to greatness through the speaker systems, however these are typically incredibly good for a tablet. Sound is actually clean and crisp and doesn’t endure through the tinny treble that affected dialogue on earlier iPads. The speakers also provide a mite more bass, which means that voices are deeper and even more accurately portrayed.

There are only a few ‘bad’ things about the iPad Air. One of them is that the storage is too small. The general iPad Air comes with 16GB of storage, which is too little for most people. If you want to increase the storage, the price starts increasing as well, quite a bit. In addition, the camera is only mediocre in comparison to other Apple products.

All in all, the iPad Air is a really great product from Apple. I recommend it for anyone who needs compatibility, versatility, ingenuity, and power in one package.

Specs:

NETWORK

2G Network   GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
  CDMA 800 / 1900
3G Network   HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
  CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
4G Network   LTE
SIM   Nano-SIM
Announced   2013, October
Status   Available. Released November 2013

DISPLAY

Type LED-backlit IPS LCD, capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 1536 x 2048 pixels, 9.7 inches (~264 ppi pixel density)
Multitouch Yes
Protection Scratch-resistant glass, oleophobic coating

SOUNDS

Alert types   N/A
Loudspeaker   Yes, with stereo speakers
3.5mm jack   Yes

DATA

GPRS   Yes
EDGE   Yes
Speed   DC-HSDPA, 42 Mbps; HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps, LTE, 100 Mbps; EV-DO Rev. A, up to 3.1 Mbps
WLAN   Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, Wi-Fi hotspot
Bluetooth   Yes, v4.0 with A2DP, EDR
USB   Yes, v2.0

CAMERA

Primary   5 MP, 2592 x 1944 pixels, autofocus,
Features   Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR
Video   Yes, 1080p@30fps, video stabilization
Secondary   Yes, 1.2 MP, 720p@30fps, face detection, FaceTime over Wi-Fi or Cellular

FEATURES

OS   iOS 7.0.4
Chipset   Apple A7
CPU   Dual-core 1.3 GHz Cyclone (ARM v8-based)
GPU   PowerVR G6430 (quad-core graphics)
Sensors   Accelerometer, gyro, compass
Messaging   iMessage, Email, Push Email, IM
Browser   HTML (Safari)
Radio   No
GPS   Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS
Java   No
Colors   Space Gray, Silver
- Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
- Siri natural language commands and dictation
- AirDrop file sharing
- iCloud cloud service
- iCloud Keychain
- Twitter and Facebook integration
- TV-out
- Maps
- Audio/video player/editor
- Organizer
- Image viewer/editor
- Document viewer/editor (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
- Voice memo
- Predictive text input

 

 

 

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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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Desktop Computers: Tips, Tricks And Other Great Advice

Posted on 19 October 2013 by yizhan

At some point in your life you have probably come across a desktop computer. All over the world people use them for business and pleasure, making a desktop computer one of the most widely used products the world. The following article has numerous tips that show you a lot of what you don’t know about desktop computers, so keep on reading!

If you’re looking for a new desktop computer, try QVC, HSN and other home shopping networks. They offer monthly payment arrangements which allow you to get a computer home for a fraction of the price. Be careful when you are doing this, however, make sure the total price is reasonable.

Check the sound capabilities of desktop computers that you want to buy. This is especially important if you do projects or work on computers that relies on sound. Many of the standard sounds cards work for most computer users. That said, if you do sound editing or mixing, you may need something more powerful.

If you desktop is slow you can do a boot check to get more speed. Head to the “start” menu and then run “ms config.” You can see which programs start when booting the computer. Stop programs that you aren’t using from launching at start-up. That ought to make your system a bit faster.

Keep your desktop computer’s tower away from places where you set your drinks or other things that could spill. It’s really hard to fix a computer if the parts were to get wet. If you must set a drink on your desk, make sure it’s on a side of the desk away from the tower so if you do spill something it doesn’t get on the main part of the computer.

When choosing a desktop computer take into consideration what you will be using it for. If you will simply be using it for web access and word processing, then you can afford to go cheaper. If you will be gaming you’ll want a graphics card, and more RAM. The task you’ll be using it for will be important in deciding your price point.

When purchasing a desktop, don’t only think of your needs today, think about your future needs too. You’ll likely have this desktop for multiple years, so if you’re thinking about getting into photography or video work, you’ll want to get a computer that’ll handle your future work. It’s more of an investment up front, but it will save you from buying another computer too soon after this purchase.

What will you be using your computer for? It is important to buy a computer that fits your needs. If you will be using your computer to play games, what you need from your computer will be different from what you will need if you are planning on using the computer to write papers for school.

Now that you read the above article there is no way you should not be knowledgeable about desktop computers. Of course you can’t learn everything in one article, so it is up to you to follow up your learning by seeking out additional information. Pretty soon you will be an expert about everything desktop computers has to offer.

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In Regards To Laptops, We Have The Best Tips

Posted on 10 October 2013 by yizhan

A laptop allows people to easily move around as they do their work. Whether they wish to watch a movie in the back seat of a car or show a client a new project, a laptop gives them the flexibility they need. This article explains how best to buy a new laptop.

Carefully consider the battery life of the laptop before buying. Laptops that will be used primarily on the go need a batter with a long life. Likewise, if you will be using your laptop in your home or office, you can opt for one that is lighter with less battery time.

If you’re considering buying a laptop, remember that most laptops can’t be used for gaming. Most low to mid ranged laptops lack separate graphics cards, instead relying on ones integrated into the CPU. While this works for most basic users, it’s not powerful enough to play most games. So if you want one you can play a modern game on, you have to remember to find out if it has a regular graphics card or not.

If you’re going to be traveling with your laptop, make sure you consider its weight. Most laptops are quite small, but they can still be pretty heavy. And if you’re going to be carrying it around at school or on trips, it can get quite tiring. So if you plan on taking it a lot of places, make sure you get one that’s not too heavy.

Get on the mailing list of different laptop brands. You will be able to get insiders-only discounts and coupon codes. When you are in the market for a new laptop, you might get just the coupon you need to make a purchase. Sometimes, a good coupon will help you make up your mind.

When purchasing a new laptop, ask if you have the option of trading in your old computer. Many manufacturers will allow this, and it can save you several hundred dollars on your new laptop purchase. The old laptop is often refurbished and resold, meaning less waste going into landfills as well.

Before buying that netbook, really consider whether you’ve got the processing power that you need in the machine. Netbooks are amazing on battery but typically poor performers in terms of power. If you are using the machine for emails and light word processing, you’ll be ok. But if you are looking for more, then another option may be better.

If you plan on keeping this computer for quite some time, make sure it can be upgraded. You may need to swap out the hard drive or add more RAM. These changes are easier to make on some computers than others. Try to get the newest options but don’t overpay for these upgrades that may be obsolete next year.

You must balance the need for security with price when determining whether or not to buy a warranty on your laptop. Warranty options vary from total protection to extremely limited protection. If you are prone to accidents, pay more for the warranty that offers more protection. If you are relatively careful with your belongings, choose a limited warranty.

To keep your laptop from getting damaged, set drinks on a coaster instead of just on your desk. Glasses and cans can condense, and the water that runs down the side of the container can get on your working surface and then run under the laptop, damaging components. Water and your laptop are not compatible.

When you need to buy a new laptop, you have to do it right to ensure you end up with the utility you need at a price you can afford. Each of these tips has pointed you in the right direction, now you just have to go out and shop. We wish you luck as you pick out your laptop!

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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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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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Yamaha RXV-467

Posted on 21 November 2010 by yizhan

Race in 3D technology is rising exponentially and most of the biggest electronics manufacturing company is releasing new and powerful gadgets to make it to the top.  Yamaha  joined the race by introducing their latest release in AV receivers. The YAMAHA RXV467 is one of YAMAHA’s  RXV receiver series.

AV receivers is usually included when you buy a home theater system but if you want simplicity and user friendly AV receivers, I would suggest you go for the YAMAHA RXV467.  Its  physical appearance is very cool and the sleek black metal finish make it looks more like an old school AV receiver.  You will also notice its simple interface which is important to AV receivers, which gives users easy access in operating the product.

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The main connection board is located at the back of the RXV467, consist of 4 HDMI 1.4 input sockets, 2 component video inputs, 5 composite video inputs and 2 sets of optical and coaxial digital audio inputs.  You will also find the main speakers output terminal here.   In addition to that, a connection for ipod and bluetooth receiver is also provided.

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(YPAO) Yamaha Parametric room Acoustic Optimizer and added feature for calibrating the sound quality of the RXV467.  It Automatically analyze the acoustic of the area of  your media and setup and configure your setting for the best sound quality.

OTHER FEATURES:

  • 5-channel 525W surround sound (105W x 5)
  • HDMI 1.4 Support
  • Cinema DSP audio processing
  • Intuitive on-screen display
  • Surround sound audio decoders
  • Deep Color
  • Auto Lip-Sync
  • Compressed Music Enhancer
  • Adaptive Dynamic Range Control
  • Yamaha Parametric room Acoustic Optimizer (YPAO)
  • Silent Cinema technology

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The New MacBook Air by Apple

Posted on 22 October 2010 by yizhan

Apple introduces their latest notebook and to be their smallest one.  It is the MacBook Air available in 11.6 and 13.3 inches with the starting price of $999

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Much lighter and thinner, it has a weight of 2.3 pounds (1.06 kg) for the 11.6 inches and 2.9 pounds (1.32 kg) for the 13.3 inches models.

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11.6 inches model

  • 11.6-inch (diagonal) high-resolution LED-backlit glossy widescreen display with support for millions of colors
  • 1.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor with 3MB on-chip shared L2 cache; or optional 1.6GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor with 3MB shared L2 cache
  • 800MHz frontside bus
  • 2GB of 1066MHz DDR3 SDRAM onboard (4GB maximum)NVIDIA GeForce 320M graphics processor with 256MB of DDR3 SDRAM shared with main memory3
  • Full-size keyboard with 78 (U.S.) or 79 (ISO) keys, including 12 function keys and 4 arrow keys (inverted “T” arrangement)
  • Multi-Touch trackpad for precise cursor control; supports inertial scrolling, pinch, rotate, swipe, three-finger swipe, four-finger swipe, tap, double-tap, and drag capabilities
  • Stereo speakers
  • Omnidirectional microphone
  • Headphone minijack
  • Support for Apple Earphones with Remote and Mic
  • USB 2.0AirPort Extreme Wi-Fi wireless networking4 (based on IEEE 802.11n specification); IEEE 802.11a/b/g compatible
  • Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR (Enhanced Data Rate) wireless technology
  • Built-in 35-watt-hour lithium-polymer battery

You can get up to 5 hours of battery life on a single charge on the 11-inch model and up to 7 hours on the 13-inch model.


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