Showing posts with label Smartphone. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Smartphone. Show all posts

Thursday

Meizu Launches MEIZU M1 NOTE With MX4 Pro In India Soon

Posted By: Arin Dey - March 19, 2015
Another Chinese brand who’s known for manufacturing premium electronics products in China will be launching their new smartphone in India soon. This company is a competitor for Xiaomi in China is entering India to take on the very competitive smartphone market. Meizu India made official statement and looks like they will be landing in a month or so. Meizu India is promoting Meizu M1 Note tablet on its Facebook page. It features a 5.5 inch 1080p FHD display, a 64-bit octa-core processor and a 3140 mAh Battery which is very much eye catchy specs for smartphone lovers.

Meizu Launches MEIZU M1 NOTE In India Soon

Here are the posts on the Meizu India Facebook page, it looks like Meizu is planning to bring M1 Note in budget segment and would cost around INR 7,000 including taxes.

Here is the specifications highlights :
  • 5-inch HD Screen with 1280×768 pixel resolution (300 ppi density)
  • 64-bit Mediatek MT6732 Quad-core SoC
  • 1GB RAM
  • 8GB Internal storage
  • 128 GB microSD card support
  • 13MP rear snapper
  • 5MP front cam
  • Dual SIM – Primary SIM support LTE and secondary supports 3G networks
  • 2500 mAh Battery
For more info you can visit official website MEIZU m1 note.

Meizu Launches MEIZU M1 NOTE

Meizu is supposed to bring MX4 Pro smartphone first. The MX4 Pro has a 5.5-inch 2K display. It is powered by a Samsung Exynos 5430 chipset processor with 3GB RAM on board. The MX4 Pro also has a larger 3350mAh battery. On the camera front; the MX4 Pro comes with a 20.7 mega-pixel rear sensor and dual LED flash and 5 MP front camera. With these amazing specs it is obvious that it will definitely make it to stand in one of the top positions in Indian smartphone market.

It is very much clear that it is going to take on Xiaomi Redmi 2, Lenovo A6000, Micromax, ASUS and  several other devices in budget segment. Redmi 2 will go on sale from next Tuesday and Lenovo has already sold over 1,80,000 A6000 devices in India. Now there is another addition from Meizu by entering to make the competition much more tougher in this segment with their new baby MEIZU M1 Note.

Monday

The Future Of Mobile Application Development [Infographics]

Posted By: Arin Dey - October 20, 2014
Cell phone users are rapidly growing faster and it continues to grow and obviously the use of smart phones have also been raised a lot in recent years. 91% of the US adult population currently owns a cell phone and out of that, 61% are smartphones.

The Future Of Mobile Application Development [Infographics]

1 billion smartphones are expected to be sold out in the coming year, doubling that of the number of PCs. With over 10 billion mobile Internet devices expected to be in use by 2016, the mobile application industry will grow tremendously to match demand and keep up with ever-evolving technologies. Lets look into the below inforgraphic to know the real fact in detail.

The Future Mobile Application

Source : http://businessdegrees.uab.edu/

Sunday

What Do People Use Smartphones For? [Infographic]

Posted By: Arin Dey - October 19, 2014
Do you have any clue what all smartphone users do with their smartphones? This is really interesting to know how people make use of their smartphones and which apps they access most. Here is the infographic that answers all your questions.

What Do People Use Smartphones For? [Infographic]

Believe it or not making phone calls is no longer priority for smartphone users. Smartphone has become one-point solution for sending email, surfing internet, playing games, watching videos etc.

Infographic: What Do People Use Smartphones for?
Source : www.hotbargainphones.com

Wednesday

15 Best Custom ROMs For Your Android Device

Posted By: Arin Dey - August 27, 2014
A lot of custom ROMs for Android are available over the web for various Android devices. The only difference among all the ROMs is that some ROMs are only available for some specific devices and few ROMs for almost all devices. Popularity of ROMs depends on the supportability options on various devices. The more devices it supports the more it gets popular. 

If you're looking to upgrade your Android device or you just want more control over the phone or tablet you own, you have to search for a new ROM. Rooting your smartphone is the first step, but a new ROM will give you a completely new OS experience.

15 Best Custom ROMs For Your Android Device

As you know that there are a lot of custom ROMs available and it is not possible to include each and every custom ROMs. All the ROMs are being researched and developed based on the Google’s Android Open Source Project (AOSP). This list includes almost all popular custom ROMs that are available for a variety of devices.
Warning! The ROMs are loaded with various features, you might come across some stability issues once they are installed. It is always recommended to take a proper backup of your personal data and contacts, messages, music, movies, files etc.

I have listed down some popular custom ROMs out there along with their features. You need to visit the official websites of the ROMs to know teh supportable devices list as it keeps changing.

1. CyanogenMod ROM

CyanogenMod is undoubtedly the most popular and the most downloaded custom ROMs available on Android platform. CyanogenMod has been around since the beginning and has gained more team members, device support and new features over the years. It has become a popular firmware for a number of devices based on the open-source Android operating system. Even it offers some amazing features that are not found in the official Android based firmwares on these smart phones. It is my all-time favorite custom ROM for almost all devices without any doubt.                                    Cyanogenmod for Android
Features : The various features include native theming support, FLAC audio codec support, a large Access Point Name list, an OpenVPN client, an enhanced reboot menu, support for Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and USB tethering, CPU overclocking and other performance enhancements, soft buttons and toggles in the notification pull-down (such as wi-fi, Bluetooth and GPS), app permissions management, as well as other interface enhancements aspects.

CynogenMod ROM Official Download Link : Cyanogenmod

2. MIUI ROM

MIUI is one of the most popular Android ROMs and a killer of CynogenMod. It is growing its popularity day by day. After the launch of Mi3 and Redmi 1S in the market, the name MIUI has become a well-known brand. MIUI is basically based on Android 4.x, featuring better experience. 
                                  MIUI For Android
Features : It offers amazing themes from improving device performance to saving battery usage. MIUI is updated every Friday based on the feedback from its test users. Sometimes I personally prefer using MIUI because of its amazing look and feel with smooth performance for some specific devices.

MIUI ROM Official Download link : MIUI

3. Paranoid Android ROM

Paranoid Android is also an amazing ROM for flashing. This ROM was recently released but not a new name to people as within a very less time frame it gained the popularity. It will be the first ROM to be based on Android 4.2.2 JellyBean. 
                                        Paranoid Android
Features : It includes a lot of additional features than other available ROMs. A few features are like changing colors according to apps which is good for personalization, setting DPI according to apps, 3 different user interfaces as tablet/phablet/phone UI.

Paranoid Android ROM Official Download link : Parnoid Android

4. AOKP ROM

AOKP stands for Android Open Kang Project. It is a custom ROM distribution for several Android devices. The AOKP doesn’t needs any recognition as it is also an alternate choice for most of the people who moved from CynogenMod. AOKP ROM started in 2011 with Ice Cream Sandwich. So it is basically based on Android ICS. Obviously one of my favorites and based on a Nexus device. You can change the software key colors. 
                                            AOKP For Android
Features : The AOKP has multiple features that can’t be explained with a paragraph. Once you install the ROM you will come to know. The main features include performance tweaks, customizable LED notifications etc. Several unique abilities of this ROM makes it stand aside from other ROMs.

AOKP ROM Official Download link : AOKP

5. Replicant ROM

Replicant is another distribution of Android custom ROM that is free. Most of the Android versions are licensed freely under the Apache License 2.0. The Linux core is mostly Free Software under the GPLv2. But there are some components of the default software stack on the devices that are proprietary software. It means any component that handles the hardware directly is proprietary software. 
Replicant For Android
Features : Replicant Wiki offers you a list of open source apps that can be used to replace the proprietary Google apps (Market, Gmail, Maps, etc.). Even it suggests to use F-Droid instead of Google Market. Replicant lacks in location tracking. Due to some proprietary aspects it is less popular than other ROMs.

Replicant ROM Official Download link : Replicant

6. LiquidSmooth ROM

In case you are very much concerned about the megahertz and gigahertz aspects of devices then Liquid Smooth is the perfect ROM for you. The emphasis is purely on performance and speed – the UI has been pretty much entirely left alone like pure Android.

Liquid Smooth For Android

Features : LiquidSmooth is a very fast and stable custom firmware packed with a ton of features like SlimPIE, Lock screen Style, Notification Reminder, Hardware key rebinding, Custom Carrier label, Smart Pulldown, Advanced Reboot, Listview Animations, Liquid Dungeon, and much much more.

LiquidSmooth ROM Official Download link : LiquidSmooth

7. Xylon ROM

The Xylon ROM is another pretty fast and responsive ROM which is famous for its fast and easy to use shortcuts. The Xylon is another custom ROM that is built off of AOSP, that actually means that the ROM is based on stock ROM with a few features added over it. 

                                    Xylon For Android
Features : Basically the features of FNV, CM, AOKP, Team BAKED, and Paranoid Android make up to be Xylon ROM . The ROM is very smooth and its reviews have revealed that the ROM is very much friendly with the Battery life and extends it at an unbelievable rate. Unfortunately he ROM is not so universal and is only available on the Google Nexus 4. This ROM needs a thumbs up from all of the Nexus 4 users.

Xylon ROM Official Download link : Xylon ROM

8. Carbon ROM

CarbonRom is another popular firmware based on the Android Open Source Project. 
                                  Carbon ROM For Android
Features: It is based on Android 4.3 PIE Halo AOKP. It offers comprehensive speed enhancements, including Linaro -O3 and processor-specific optimizations, and unofficial Voodoo Sound support on Note 2 and i9300 devices, lock screen options, Chronus Clock widget (taken from CyanogenMod), customizable hardware and software keys, and much more. 

CarbonROM Official Download link : CarbonROM

9. PAC True All in 1 ROM

As its name suggests you can consider it as a power packed custom ROM of Paranoid Android, AOKP and CyanogenMod 10.1.
                                               PAC True All in 1 ROM For Android

It indulges high performance to the devices which use much more resources while in use. The ROM is very good at Gaming and also good at the interface as it frequently gets updated. The awesome ROM is not available for multiple devices mainly for Galaxy and Nexus series.

PAC True All in 1 ROM Official Download link : PAC True All in 1 ROM

10. Chameleon OS ROM

Chameleon OS is also known as ChaOS. It is a custom Android ROM that gives the user more customized control. It has started with CyanogenMod base. It is customized in each piece to give ultimate control while maintaining the simplicity of user friendly interface of Android. 

Chameleon OS For Android

Features : The best feature of ChaOS is the theme engine that can apply different pieces of themes in a true mix-and-match style. The launcher has been completely loaded with multiple options that you have to download a third-party launcher. It offers options such as home screen previews, folder sorting, and folder icon styles. It includes amazing messaging app with awesome U, including messaging bubbles and quick emoji button.

Chameleon OS ROM Official Download link : Chameleon OS

11. Android Revolution HD ROM

This one is for HTC fans. Android Revolution HD is a custom ROM for HTC Desire HD. It is based on Android 2.3.5 (Gingerbread).
Android Revolution HD For Android

Features : With a new kernel: 2.6.35.14 (under-volted & tweaked) it offers various fetaures. If you want to control CPU manually, you would need SetCPU to be set to "Set on Boot", but using O/C Daemon gives much better performance and battery life. It includes many CPU governors like SmartAss, Ondemand, Performance, Conservative, UserSpace etc. It is equipped with improved 2D and 3D Graphics performance.

 Android Revolution HD ROM Official Download link : Android Evolution HD

12. Resurrection Remix ROM

Resurrection Remix is a beautiful mixture of various popular sources including CM, PA, AOKP, and original Remix. This is based on stable Android 4.4.
                                      Resurrection Remix For Android

Features : This custom firmware offers some great features like Halo, Active display, Lockscreen Notifications, Application side bar, Omniswitch, Notification panel tweaks, Music Toggle, Pitch Black UI Mode, Camera mods, ListView Animations, Custom system animations, Custom progress bar, and more.

Resurrection Remix ROM Official Download link :  Resurrection Remix

13. DarkyROM

DarkyROM is specifically for Samsung users, mainly Samsung Galaxy S. DarkyROM is a very popular ROM for the Samsung Galaxy S, S II and Note. 
                                               DarkyROM For Android                    
Features : It offers several tweaks and tricks for CPU utilizations, personalization aspects but the limitation is that it only supports Samsung Galaxy device. 

DarkyROM Official Download link :  DarkyROM

14. SlimROMs

SlimROMs is slimmer version or lightweight Android ROM for Google Nexus and Samsung Galaxy smartphones. It requires little bit understanding of ROMs so it is ideal for advanced users.

SlimROMs For Android

Features : SlimROMs comes in two different versions. They are -
  • Slim Bean which is based on Jelly Beans.
  • Slim ICS which is based on Ice Cream Sandwich.
SlimROMs have been designed like a way that gives you a fast and clean Android installation.

SlimROMs Official Download link : SlimROMs

15. OmniROM

As per the developer of OmniROM, “Omni isn't better, just different. It’s another option for the billion Android users out there. Android (vs. iOS and every other mobile OS) has thrived on options as well as the gigantic, talented development community that has emerged to build those options. That’s the beauty of Android – that you can pick and choose from a smorgasbord of devices with varying features and functionality.”

Omni ROM For Android

Features : It offers a platform where hardware resource utilization is measured properly and as a whole the device doesn't lag.  It is one of the smoothest and fastest Android custom ROMs which makes it a stand different than others.

OmniROM Official Download link : OmniROM

Yes, I am done with my top 15 Android custom ROMs. All the ROMs are clean, no bloatware, no extra apps where you would experience the taste of the purest Android. Various smartphones have their own KitKat-based ROMs available right now and, some of them are somewhat stable with a few bugs here and there. Now its time for you to try these ROMs according to your device supportability and requirements and leave your valuable comments. If you discover any other amazing custom ROMs, don't forget to mention here.

Monday

Xiaomi Redmi 1S Available For Pre-Order In India

Posted By: Arin Dey - August 25, 2014
The Redmi 1s from Xiaomi is available for pre-order today on Flipkart and priced at Rs 5,999 and will go on Sale on 2nd September. Xiaomi mentioned the price tag as Rs 6,999 when it announced its launch in July 2014. But seeing the competitive market in India they have reduced the price by Rs 1,000 and the device is available at less than $100 which is unbelievable with the specs Redmi 1S has. Flipkart is the official online retailer where Xiaomi is selling its various range of smartphones in India. Earlier Xiaomi Mi3 was introduced and till date the demand is at top. Even if you call Flipkart for booking, you can listen to their normal menu option with additional MI product booking option. Redmi 1S will be the second device entering the Indian market, after the hugely popular Xiaomi Mi3. The Mi3 is being sold in seconds whenever the stock is available. According to the device maker and the online retailer the demands for Mi3 as well as Redmi 1S are more in Indian smartphone market users.

Registrations open at 6pm, Aug 26th. If you want to pre-book Redmi 1S now, please click here: Link

Xiaomi Redmi 1S Available For Pre-Order In India
                                                                                                                                                 Image Credit : Mi.com 
Below are the technical specifications of Redmi 1S :

CPU  : Quad-core 1.6GHz, Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8228, GPU Adreno 305

Memory : RAM 1GB, Flash Memory 8GB, Max Storage Expansion 64GB

Battery : 2000mAh changeable Li-ion battery

Display :  Size 4.7 inch, Material : IPS display, HD Resolution1280 x 720, Touch screenMulti-touch capacitive screen, Video Capture1080p (1920x1080) HD video recording

Operating System : MIUI, based on Android 4.3

Camera : Back 8MP, Front 1.6MP with FlashLED, Auto Focus, ApertureA ƒ/2.2 aperture,
Wide-angle 28mm, Burst Mode 8 frames/second, Zero shutter lag, face recognition, high dynamic range (HDR), real-time filters

Connectivity :  WCDMA(3G) / GSM(2G), GPSGPS+AGPS+GLONASS, Bluetooth BT4.0LE, WLAN 802.11b/g/n

The Xiaomi Redmi 1S will be competing against Motorola Moto E, Asus Zenfone 4 and some Indian smartphones. Click here to book your handset now.

Tuesday

Blackphone Privacy Enabled Smartphones are Available Now

Posted By: Arin Dey - July 01, 2014
User’s privacy is now available for purchase, which is available in a smartphone. Blackphone, a “security-enhanced Android build” smartphone running PrivatOS, has been called spy-proof which means it has the ability to prevent intelligence organizations, such as the National Security Agency.

Blackphone Launches Privacy Enabled Smartphones

The website says “Your phone should be yours. Reclaim the power of choice. Now only you decide what to share, what to communicate, and what to keep entirely to yourself.”

This smartphone users will be able to make calls, send texts, videos and chats securely, as well as transfer files and browse the Internet through a secure virtual private network. All the pre-orders for the device began in February 2014 and the device is now shipping those orders to its customers.

Blackphone is an effort by partnership between Madrid company Geeksphone and Silent Circle, an encrypted communications service provider.

The phone features a 4.7-inch display, quad-core 2GHz processor, 1GB of RAM and a 2,000 mAh battery. Interest people can click here to book the smartphone.

Blackphone is available as unlocked and features a number of pre-installed privacy tools, which are enabled for at least two years of use. These tools include the Silent Circle suite of applications such as Silent Phone, Silent Text and Silent Contacts; anonymous search, private browsing, and VPN from Disconnect; and secure cloud file storage from SpiderOak. If you want to view the applications then click here.

Wednesday

Amazon Introduces Smartphones With AT&T

Posted By: Arin Dey - June 18, 2014
Amazon’s mystery product will be a Smartphone as predicted by most of the technologists. Some rumors are also there that it may have an exclusive carrier as AT&T. The Wall Street Journal reported that AT&T will be the only carrier for Amazon’s Smartphone, according to “people familiar with the plans.” The massively popular and one of the biggest telecom provider AT&T already provides wireless service to Amazon’s line of Kindle tablets and e-readers.
Amazon Introduces Smartphones With AT&T
Amazon released a YouTube video earlier this month to build anticipation but the clip is more about piquing interest than releasing details. A lot of these featured in the clip can be seen moving side-to-side while staring down at the screen of the unseen device, leading to speculation that Amazon is preparing to release a Smartphone with a 3D holographic display — a device which has been rumored to be in the works at Amazon’s Lab 126 facility in Cupertino, California for some time.

The WSJ also reported that the handset will use retina-tracking technology which is implanted in four front-facing cameras, or sensors. This, sources with knowledge of Amazon’s plans told the publication, would make some images appear to be 3D, much like a hologram.

Let's see the new face of Amazon's new device.

Sunday

Windows Phone Includes Android As Dual OS

Posted By: Arin Dey - March 16, 2014
Now smartphone users are getting dual OS.  Huawei is already decided to keep on making Windows OS phones but the most happening news is that Android systems are going to integrate with present Windows OS. It means that users can get the opportunity to use both the OS according to their choices.

Windows Phone Includes Android As Dual OS

Shao Yang, Huawei’s CMO, told TrustedReviews.com “We are still committed to making Windows Phone devices”. He also added that Android devices are more popular on the market.

As per him a “dual OS” incorporating both Android and Windows on a Windows Phone would be the greatest move that the company has yet taken.

He added that “If it is Windows only, maybe people will not find it as easy a decision to buy the phone. If they have the Android and Windows together, you can change it as you wish and it is much easier for people to choose Windows Phone. We think the dual OS can be a new choice for the consumer. It will be on sale in the US in Q2.”

In January, at the Consumer Electronics Show, Intel displayed a chip created for such dual OS devices. It means that the concept is not new and not only used by Huawei but Intel may reveal their new products also.

Monday

Mozilla Plans To Launch Smartphones At $25

Posted By: Arin Dey - February 24, 2014
All the major brands are dominating the smartphones world. Now Mozilla is planning to step into the field too. Mozilla is already a big name for its products Firefox operating system and browser. It partners with Spreadtrum and and they are planning to launch smartphone sometime this year at $25. The announcement was made in Spain Sunday at Mobile World Congress event.
Mozilla Plans To Launch Smartphones At $25
Image Credit : Internet
Mozilla already has six carriers interested in selling the phone though none are in the United States, from an internet source.

Mozilla CEO Jay Sullivan said “What we are all about is bringing people online. Tonight’s exciting for Mozilla with a $25 smartphone based on Spreadtrum chips. With turnkey designs, you’ll see a flood of $25 Smartphones. It’s not enough to have two OS’s [Android and iOS] in the world dominating.”

Though it will be very difficult to introduce a new operating system in this competitive market but as we can see that low cost smartphones are already ruling the market and as of now, there are 15 countries in Europe and Latin America serviced through the company. More than 12 other countries are going to introduce the smartphones by this year end.

Mozilla Foundation chairman Mitchell Baker said the move means customers will have choice like he said that “We are committed to an open platform [that] works across a variety of devices. It is called the Web."

Wednesday

Sexting Trend Is Rising Among U.S. Adults

Posted By: Arin Dey - February 05, 2014
Sexting is an act of sending sexually explicit messages or photographs, mainly between smart gadgets or mobile phones. McAfee has revealed 49 percent of U.S. adults use their smartphones to send suggestive photos and videos or some pornographic e-mails and texts.

Sexting Trend Is Rising Among U.S. Adults

50 percent of those admitted to storing the sexts and images they receive. Most of them or around 77 percent of sexters send the sexy content to their spouses or partners. 16 percent send it to complete strangers whom they never met with.

McAfee online security expert Robert Siciliano said in a blog post that “I’ve said this before … the rise of Smartphone usage has provided us with tons of convenience, but also brought about different risks we need to consider. Sharing intimate or racy information via mobile devices can set you up for potentially adverse situations.”

Sexting is very much observed with the 18- to 24-year-old group where 70 percent have received sexually suggestive content from someone. 13 percent of men more likely to use their handsets to send and receive such explicit content. 61 percent of men get engaged in such behavior compared to 48 percent of women.

Below is the detailed study on "how we expose ourselves to risk" done by McAfee: 
how we expose ourselves to risk
Image Credit : McAfee
Robert Siciliano in a blog post suggested some really useful things you’ll want to remember as we head into Valentine’s Day before sending that loving message.
  • Don’t share passwords with anyone, including romantic interests or family members. For those needing to share a password, create a unique code for the necessary account, and change it immediately if foul play is suspected.
  • Always use a PIN or passcode on a mobile device to prevent lost or stolen phones from revealing private information to unknown people who can misuse it.
  • "If you do send personal or intimate messages, take the time to delete the content from your mobile device and personal accounts as soon as possible. It doesn’t take that much time and it could save you years of damage control for your reputation."
  • Always think before you hit send, post, tweet, etc. that once you share private information it’s now out of your control and you can't do anything to protect your privacy.
Most of the US adults share nude photos and sexts on unsecured Smartphones. Siciliano referred this as “just asking for a social scandal".

Tuesday

Must Have Apps For Your Smartphone

Posted By: Poketors - September 10, 2013
Got your new smartphone? How to start now? You might be having some gadget running Android, iOS, Windows 8 or Blackberry 10 and want to know how to start with it, in that case you have to install apps which will give you the best out of it.  Here are some cool apps which we refer as "must have" apps you can install.
For The Gadgets Running On Android: 
1. Airdroid : 

It will control the phone from your computer wirelessly. It will work via a browser window. You can transfer data, install apps, send/receive SMSes, as well as reject an incoming call.

2. AVG Antivirus : 

This is offered as free and it protects your smartphone from virus and malwares. It scans each new app for threats and  prompts you before installation. It monitors suspicious incoming text messages, has a call and SMS blocker, and lets you track, lock or wipe your phone memory if lost.

3. ES File Explorer : 

Though you will be having default file manager for android but ES File Explorer will let you copy or paste among folders. You can hide folders and can able to compress or uncompress files also.

4. MX Player : 

One of the best media player on Android platform. It supports almost all popular video formats and provides feature of built-in file manager to browse media files.

5. Kingsoft Office :

It is a free and document editing app which supports all the common formats and can incorporate with cloud services.

6. Google Maps :

No introduction for this app is required. Google Maps is one of the most used apps available in any platform.

For The Gadgets Running On iOS :


1. Find my iPhone :

It is a free app from Apple. It serves you to track your iPhone/iPad/iPod if you lose it or its stolen. You can send messages, lock the device, set an alarm or wipe data via the iCloud panel.

2. PlayerXtreme HD :

Apart from the default player which is good and supports MP4 formats, but it has some limitations like it doesn't have support for several  file formats. You need PlayerXtremeHD media player which supports almost all popular video formats. It allows you to transfer files from PC or iOS device.

3. Camera Awesome :

iOS has default camera app with basic interface. Camera Awesome enables you to capture images with various effects. Some eye-catching features are also included like composition grid lines, exposure control, as well as a built-in photo enhancer.

4. Light :

You can make use of the carema LED as a torch. The free app Light lets you adjust the LED brightness and have SOS mode for emergency.

For The Gadgets Running On Windows 8 :


1. Fhotoroom :

This app offers advanced controls, such as ISO and exposure, for your camera by combining camera and photo editing feature. The photo editor has over 75 different effects and lets you share photos with various social networks.

2. PrimeTube : 

You can access YouTube videos on your Windows Phone. In fact, it's faster than Google's YouTube app for Windows Phone. It even supports playback of HD-quality videos.

3. Connectivity Shortcuts :

It is a free app which offers access to WiFi, Bluetooth, mobile data, and location settings on your start screen tiles. You can start/stop the service, by visiting the pages.

For The Gadgets Running On BlackBerry :
1. BX Battery Info :

 This free app BX Battery Info shows updates on the screen with easy-to-read battery percentage and the active wireless services.

2. Photo Studio :

Some models of BlackBerry like Z10 and Q10 have fantastic cameras. Using this app you can improve the photos by adjusting parameters or enhance them with various filters.

3. Stuff I need :

This app helps in creating lists and you simply have to check the box next to the task to mark its completion.

We would like to know your experience after installing these apps. Share your valuable comments and suggestions.  

Monday

Top Grossing Android Apps [infographic]

Posted By: Poketors - August 26, 2013
Thousands of Apps are going on air every week and very few of them get success and achieve large number of downloads. Just creating an app doesn't fulfil the needs of a developer. Developers don't get paid only for creating an app. It involves the strategic decision making capabilities that it should be useful to apps users  after release and then only it will enable drawing them satisfied earnings.

Top Grossing Android Apps
Source : StartApp

Top 10 Smartest Things About Smartphone

Posted By: Poketors - August 26, 2013
Everyday we get surprises seeing number of new and user friendly features in smartphones. Out of those thousands features there are few features which are really useful in day to day life. The most popular mobile Operating System is Google Android and Apple iOS. However, these operating systems are equipped with amazing features and service but their App zones have extended their features to a very high level with flexibility. Lets see the things in below infographic.

10 of the Smartest Things You Can Do With Your Smartphone
Source : UnlockThatPhone

Friday

Trends - Android vs iOS in 2013

Posted By: Poketors - August 23, 2013
How the trend looks like when it comes to the names like Android and the other is iOS. These two most popular smartphone OS have established their demands according to the regions, age groups and various sources. Lets find out the beautiful infographic which explains the battle between these two OS with user engagement.
Trends - Android vs iOS in 2013
Source : Visual.ly

Saturday

Samsung Introduces Smart Watch Next Month

Posted By: Poketors - August 17, 2013
The most discussed over internet and rumored smart watch from Samsung, Galaxy Gear, is going to be introduced in September and it will be available in stores afterwards. According to the report by Bloomberg, it will be unveiled on September 4, just two days before the IFA consumer electronics show in Berlin. 

Galaxy Gear is a wristwatch-like device and has the facility to make phone calls, surf the net and handle e-mails. It will be powered by Google's Android operating system. Samsung, the biggest technology company in Asia, is going to to create a new industry of wearable devices as the market for top-end handsets nears saturation. It will compete with Sony which already introduced its wearable android watch.

Samsung Introduces Smart Watch
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The Galaxy Gear which will be released next month will not be having a flexible display, though the company is continuing to work on developing a bendable screen. It will be unveiled the same day as Samsung’s Galaxy Note 3, a phablet series gadget.

Apple Watch is also in the pipeline and Apple didn't revealed any date of release the product. Samsung became the world’s largest smartphone maker last year, overtaking Apple. But Apple is continuing its release on iPhone series and will be relesing iPhone5C (a low cost iPhone) and upgrades for iPhone5 (known as iPhone5S) according to rumored reports.
So as of now we have a rough idea that two smartphone giants are working on introducing smart watch. Lets wait for the devices and we will get to know more.

Sunday

Samsung Galaxy S4 vs HTC One

Posted By: Poketors - March 17, 2013
The biggest smart phone battle is now on the air. The recently crowned HTC One must prove itself against the mighty Samsung Galaxy S4. Will the HTC stay at the top or will its fall from its top position? Let's find out.
Overall View : Samsung Galaxy S4 vs HTC One

In the one corner, you have the HTC One's rather wonderful aluminium body, which feels reassuringly strong, smooth and svelte thanks to relatively slim proportions. Somehow it looks a little industrial and retro from the front, which we love. You will be proud to show this device to friends.

In the Samsung corner, you get a the polycarbonate plastic the Galaxy S3 was encased in. Regardless of the technical name, it feels cheaper in the hand but it does at least mean the weight of the device is kept relatively low, which is probably a good idea when the display is as large as it is. In the S4's defence, it does do a splendid job of housing a gigantic display so you won't need to stitch on a clown pocket.

We've said it before and we'll harp on about it again: premium phones should feel premium in the hand, and the Galaxy S4 falls short in this area. A win for the HTC One here.

Hardware & Performance : Samsung Galaxy S4 vs HTC One

If looks are largely irrelevant, the Samsung is going to impress you. You don't get a dual-core processor, or even a quad one ─ try an eight-core Samsung Exynos 1.6GHz monster comprised two quad core processors, 2GB of RAM and a powerVR SGX 544 graphics chip that will make Angry Birds and other mobile games run incredibly smoothly. Suffice to say, Samsung has once again set the pace for just how much power you can get into a phone, although the jury's out on whether all that power is noticeable or even needed.

Unfortunately for the HTC One, it was never going to win with four less cores but it's still a powerhouse in its own right. A Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 quad-core clocked at 1.7GHz and with an Adreno 320 GPU behind it, as well as 2GB of RAM, makes the One almost unrivalled when it comes to performance.

Ultimately, if anything can dethrone the HTC One for sheer grunt you will never use, it's the Samsung Galaxy S4 although the difference is unlikely to be great. The fact is, both phones are quicker than just about any other Android phone the world has ever seen, which is impressive. A win on paper for the Sammy here.

Screen : Samsung Galaxy S4 vs HTC One

Another close call, both the Samsung Galaxy S4 and the HTC One boast full HD screens. Yes that's 1,920x1080 pixels, just like the full HD goggle box in your living room. In this case, it depends on what you want. For pixel density and therefore clarity, the HTC One boasts a score of 468ppi whereas the Samsung can 'only' manage 441ppi. Both scores far surpass the iPhone 5's Retina Display.

In terms of technology, the Galaxy S4 uses Green AMOLED technology to lower power consumption, which is a good thing when the size of the display is a whopping 5in. We're talking nearly Samsung Galaxy Note territory. The HTC One is a slightly more manageable 4.7in and uses SLCD technology.

Technically this fight is a draw because, while the HTC One is more detailed and more pocketable, you may crave the impact of a bigger screen. Either way, the detail will be superb, the brightness more than adequate and the colours vivid. It just depends on whether you like the HTC One's more subtle colours and more palatable display or the bolder colours and bigger screen of the S4.

Battery Life : Samsung Galaxy S4 vs HTC One

Battery life is always a tough call because no two people will have the same user habits. Regardless of how big a battery is, spend loads of time on YouTube streaming HD videos and you will soon know about it.
Let's look at the numbers, though. For the HTC One, you get a 2,300mAh battery that can't be removed. For the Samsung, it's 2,600mAh and can be removed. Expect about a day of solid use before plugging either device into the mains while you sleep.

Camera : Samsung Galaxy S4 vs HTC One

Megapixels mean little if a camera doesn't know how to use them. Fortunately for you, the HTC One's UltraPixel system provides pretty good low-light performance, accurate colours and the capability to capture fast-moving objects and scenes. It can also record impressive 1080p video footage. As phone cameras go, the HTC One is very well blessed and we doubt anyone would be disappointed with the results.

Samsung has opted to keep things simple with a bog-standard MP count of 13. Not the most out there but definitely competitive with the Nokia PureViews and UltraPixel variants of the world. Detail is impressive, colours are spot on and, as with most recent flagship phones, the low-light capability is vastly improved versus the Galaxy S3. In terms of features, the S4 can record both cameras at once using Dual Shot, merge photos taken from the two cameras at the same time and can even record up to nine seconds of sound while capturing a photo.

Knowing the stakes are high, the winner here is an especially tough choice. We're going to call the HTC One the victor here based on the quality of the shots from both devices we've seen so far and mainly because we can't see Dual Shot being used all that much.

Samsung Galaxy S4 vs HTC One

Some Extended Features : Samsung Galaxy S4 vs HTC One

In terms of extended features, the HTC One comes with an impressive 32GB of storage, HTC's greatly improved Sense 5 user-interface and a home screen that is basically Flipboard. It looks a little like it came from Windows Phone, thanks to sizable tiles packed with images and information, and therefore all the better for it. Simplicity is sometimes what Android needs and the One really tries to plonk the essentials in an easy to find location. Even so, you can still customise to your heart's content if you so desire.

Samsung has decided to build on the S3's out-of-the-box functionality. Smart Stay – now known as Smart Pause – eyeball tracking is back, along with proximity feature Air View. Basically, it's the equivalent of hovering your mouse pointer over something. By keeping your finger near but not touching the screen, you can manipulate certain functionality such as hovering over Google images so you see a larger version without actually clicking it. The same can be applied to swiping, too. Rounding off is the S Health app, which lets you keep tabs on your exercise routine and health using the S4's array of new sensors – including temperature and moisture tracking.

We questioned the need for those extras on the Galaxy S3 and we are still unsure whether the S4 benefits from having them, although Air View could prove useful in a number of situations. Therefore the victory goes to the Galaxy S4 – unless you crave a focus on simplicity, in which case, the HTC One is for you.

Suggestion To Buy : Samsung Galaxy S4 vs HTC One

If we counted up the wins, the score resides at a nail-biting 3-3 draw. In some ways that's a good thing because it highlights the brilliance of the Galaxy S4 and how much HTC has learned to allow it to release what quickly became our current smartphone of choice.

The S4 can't hold a candle to the stylish and Flipboard-enthused HTC One. It's fresh, well designed and it could take a knock or two before warranting an expensive repair bill. But it's a little less powerful, if that matters to you, and the screen is detailed but a tad smaller. If you prefer your Android experience a little more garish and vanilla, the S4 is for you ─ if you can put up with another bout of plastic.

Both phones are worthy of your money, but, assuming our review goes the way we think it will, the HTC One will hold onto its crown until the iPhone 5S.

Nokia Lumia 920 Features

Posted By: Poketors - January 13, 2013
Nokia Lumia 920 and Lumia 820 are now available in India also. These models have been launched recently in Indian market. The Lumia 920 will cost Rs 38,199 while the Lumia 820 will cost Rs 27,559. Both these phones will are available in stores now. The Lumia 620 was also showcased at the Mumbai launch, however the device will hit the stores in February and the price for this was not revealed.

Nokia Lumia 920 Features
Nokia Lumia 920 and Lumia 820

It is being sold reasonably well in USA and Europe, though not as much as Samsung’s Galaxy S3 or even Galaxy Note 2. There is no doubt that it is the finest handset available with the Microsoft software. The handset comes with many brilliant features. For the display, it has a 4.5-inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen that packs 768 x 1280 pixels at 332ppi. The screen is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 2 technology for not enduring scratches in mild drops and others. It makes use of Nokia’s PureMotion HD+ and ClearBlack for higher clarity.

Key features of the Nokia Lumia 920 

  • a curved 4.5-inch PureMotion HD+ screen,
  • a dual-core 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 CPU with 1 GB RAM with Windows 8
  • 32 GB disk space and 7 GB storage in the cloud with SkyDrive for users.
Nokia also promises a bigger 2,000mAh battery which is expected to last 10 hours with 3G. The Lumia 920 has NFC, integrated wireless charging and an 8.7 megapixel rear PureView camera with HD video. The phone also has “Super Sensitive Touch,” which will let users handle their smartphone even while wearing gloves.

Lets look at the features in details :

Camera: Undoubtedly the best feature. Nokia Lumia 920 has a camera which really makes itself different from any other smart phone avilable in this range. This is significant given the importance of pictures in the mobile market. From Facebook’s Poke app to Instagram, smartphone users are using their phones heavily to take and share pictures.

The Nokia Lumia 920′s camera takes blur-free images even when it’s dark and there is no flash on.

Stabilization of Optical Image : Even while recording videos with a shaky hand, this feature was also pretty impressive. Comparing a video shot from the Lumia 920 to a video from an HTC 8X (another Windows 8 phone), one could clearly see the difference in the quality of recording. The stability of the video on the Nokia Lumia 920 is great.

The Smart Shoot feature is another aspect that deserves mention. It allows you to point the lens at one object while taking a photo and if other people tend to walk into the picture, you can edit them out. It’s worth noting that you don’t have to download any apps to use these features.

Cinemagraph : This is one feature of the Lumia 920 and 820 . Smartphones aren’t just about consuming, they are also about doing random, crazy stuff and this feature of the camera lets you do just that. Users can convert a picture into a GIF, by simply taking a still picture, and then animating parts of the image. This is seamless and integrated into your camera.

Microsoft Office : This is again a big positive feature in the smartphone. The fact that the app comes free and installed is good, especially for those who can’t give up Office. You can link it to SkyDrive and thus your other Word Documents as well. The fact that all features of Office from PowerPoint Presentation to Excel are available should make it appeal to those who constantly need access to their documents.

Typing is also easy, with the predictive text working admirably fast.

Photo Sharing : A comparatively negative feature. For example, while sharing a picture from the Nokia Lumia 920, via Bluetooth, the only share options visible are Messages and One Note. The phone that we were looking at may not have had all the apps installed but that fact that it only showed Bluetooth as a share option when Bluetooth was switched on, was frustrating.

In an Android, Bluetooth is always visible as a sharing option even if it is not on. One of the most prominent things on any Android or iOS device is the number of varied sharing options. The other part is that the share symbol is hardly prominent in Lumia devices. Hiding a symbol that a lot of people click on, almost as soon as they take a picture, is a big negative.

The Live Tiles : These are another feature that we’ve heard both Microsoft and Nokia go on and on about. The idea behind Live Tiles is that you can personalize them and both companies have been playing the “No more boring icons like Android and iOS” card. You can choose to make a particular tile big or small depending on how important it is to you. For instance, you can make WhatsApp very large and hide games if that’s what you want.

Except that this doesn't really work as well as you’d think it would. If you click on a tile, a pop-up appears which allows you to stretch the tile. By instinct, you would want to stretch the expand icon as much as you can. But the truth is that there are only three default sizes.

Changing the size of Live Tiles can be a bit confusing, especially if you’re an extensive mobile web user, used to clicking on a space in-order to expand it. Personally, the Live Tile feature is something you can live without and the cleaner icon look that’s available on Android and iOS is certainly preferable.

If you want to buy : Amazon is offering Lumia in affordable prices. Grab you Lumia 920 in cheapest price ever. You can also check Lumia 520 or Lumia 720. Prices are really cheap compared to any other online stores.

So is the phone worth it? In terms of offering something new, Nokia’s Lumia 920 does that as far as hardware is concerned. The camera is excellent. However no idea whether it would stand when comparing with recent upcoming android smart phones. What do you think guys?

Saturday

Top 5 Android Apps For Bloggers

Posted By: Poketors - July 28, 2012
Google's Android has brought the revolution in mobile technology. Within very small period, Android has achieved tremendous success. Android is known for the support of variety of apps. Android has apps for everyone. In this post, I am going to talk about the Android apps for bloggers. There are many apps that can help in blogging. Due to fast life, blogging by keeping stick to computer or laptop is not an easy task. But you don’t have to worry as you can do blogging from your Android smartphone or tablet, while on the go. So let’s have a look at the best Android apps for bloggers.

5 Top Android Apps For Bloggers

1. WordPress

Undoubtedly the best app for bloggers is WordPress. This app is Android version of most popular blogging platform, WordPress. WordPress is the most used blogging platform. If your blog is also hosted on WordPress, then you can’t avoid to have this app on your Android. The app provides the basic features of WordPress on your Android. You can check your blog edit it, save new titles, check comments and can reply to comments as well. This app is free to download and you can get it from Google Play.

2. Blogger

After the WordPress, it’s Blogger which is most used as blogging platform. Blogger is used worldwide to host many blogs. Every new blogger, starts from it. If you are also one of them and have your blog running on Blogger, then this is the must have app for you. You can check messages, save ideas for new posts, reply to comments directly from your Android and that all, while on the move.

3. Evernote

To get success in blogging, daily update of blog is must. This task seems to be simple but actually it’s not. Getting new ideas daily for blog update is not an easy task. Sometimes there is situation that you met with new idea from any event or news and you make your mind to blog on that particular topic. But when you went to blog it, you forget the topic. Well, this has happened with me many times. If it’s also happening with you, then you should use this awesome app for Android. This app makes your Android gadget to work as notepad and you can save any information in it, in the form of text. For fast access and use, you can also save new ideas via voice recording feature.

4. Hootsuite

Blog success can’t be achieved without social media promotion. Social media has become one of the best sources to get traffic. Hootsuite is the app that can keep you active in social media. This app supports all social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter, Digg etc. Presence in social media is equal to success of your blog in it. This is what this app provides you to do right from your Android smartphone or tablet. This app comes in free and paid versions. You can use any version according to your choice.

5. Google Analytics

Keeping track of traffic to blog is very important. Google Analytics is the best tool for this. This app is official Android release of the same. You can use this app to keep track of traffic to your blog from your Android based smartphone or tablet. This is must have app for all the bloggers.

So it was the list of best apps for Android. Hope you like them. As a blogger, I personally like all the apps and will recommend every blogger to use these apps to stay active in their blogging field, from Android smartphone or tablet.

Android OS Tops The Mobile And Smartphone Market

Posted By: Poketors - December 31, 2011
There are a lot of mobile phones available all around world and the popularity is increasing day by day. Here are the summary of the Mobile OS and Mobile phones/Gadgets around the world.

No. 1 : Google’s Android Mobile Operating System tops with 46.9 percent market share. It basically came up 3.1 percentage points of market share from the prior three-month period till November.

No. 2 : Apple as usual maintained its No. 2 position. A growth of 1.4 percentage points to 28.7 percent of the smartphone market.

No. 3 : BlackBerry ranked third, with 16.6 percent share.

No. 4 :  Microsoft (5.2 percent) and

No. 5 : Symbian (1.5 percent).

It also revealed that 91.4 million people in the U.S. owned smartphones during the three months ending in November, up 8 percent from the preceding three-month period, and 234 million Americans aged 13 and older used mobile devices respectively.


In case of device manufacturer of mobiles, gadgets, smartphones :

No. 1 : Samsung ranked as the top OEM, with 25.6 percent of U.S. mobile subscribers (up 0.3 percentage points)

No. 2 : LG, with 20.5 percent share.

No. 3 : Motorola, with 13.7 percent share.

No. 4 : Apple strengthened its position in fourth place, with 11.2 percent share of total mobile subscribers (up 1.4 percentage points), while RIM rounded out the top five, with 6.5 percent share.

In the month of November, 72.6 percent of U.S. mobile subscribers used text messaging on their mobile devices, up 2.1 percentage points, the study found. Downloaded applications were used by 44.9 percent of subscribers (up 3.3 percentage points), while browsers were used by 44.4 percent (up 2.3 percentage points). Accessing of social-networking sites like Facebook or Twitter or blogs increased 2.1 percentage points to 33 percent of mobile subscribers. Playing mobile games was done by 29.7 percent of the mobile audience (up 1.2 percentage points), while 21.7 percent listened to music on their phones (up 1.0 percentage points).

This survey and the study revealed about the key trends in the U.S. mobile phone industry during the three-month average period ending November 2011. The study surveyed more than 30,000 U.S. mobile subscribers and found Samsung to be the top handset manufacturer overall with 25.6 percent market share.

Smartphones, gadgets, mobile users are just adding to the steady growth of social-networking sites, a recent  study revealed the popularity and usage of social-networking sites, which says :

No. 1 : Facebook remains the undisputed leader in the U.S. social-networking market, with 166 million unique visitors in November. The average user spent 6.6 hours per person engaged on the site during the month, an increase of 37 percent in the past year.

No. 2 : Micro blogging site Twitter and LinkedIn have been in use over the past several months with huge number of social network users.

No. 3 : In the month of November, Twitter got the second position, with 35.4 million unique visitors, just slightly ahead of LinkedIn which is now at No. 3, with 35 million.

No. 4 : Myspace with 25 million visitors, but the report notes it has seen a steady decline in audience over the past two years.

Source : eweek & images credit : Google

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