Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Galaxy SIII gets Premium suite upgrade

Samsung has started rolling out the Jelly Bean 4.1.2 update for international Galaxy S III users, bringing with it a series of features call the Premium Suite Upgrade. Galaxy users can now enjoy some features already available to Galaxy Note II users, such as multi-window view. Thus far, users in Poland, India, the UK, France, Sweden, Italy, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, and Algeria are seeing the update.

The update is split into two categories: contextual awareness and enhanced features. The contextual awareness updates include Page Buddy, which is a predictive feature that prompts your phone to respond to your actions, such as launching the music player when headphones are plugged in. A contextual menu now allows users to view the most frequently used apps first, while contextual tagging allows users to immediately tag photos with date, place, and weather.

The enhanced features, meanwhile, include multi-window support, something Galaxy Note II users have been able to enjoy for awhile. Users can now view two apps simultaneously via dual windows, or can switch to Reader Mode and tweak text size while single-click sharing Web pages. Facebook Lock Ticker makes it easy for users to monitor their Facebook news feeds via a ticker on the lock screen. Finally, Galaxy S III users can now auto share snapshots via an “Auto Share Shot” mode on the camera, allowing photos and videos to be shared with NFC.

Samsung shows how they stress test the SIII

We’ve all seen those ridiculous drop tests. The ones where people drop brand new gadgets on purpose and try to get them to break. While we all know that almost any smartphone will break when you drop it, what we really want to know is how smartphones hold up when their buttons are pressed thousands of times in a row. Samsung has released a video demonstrating their process of stress testing their flagship Galaxy S III smartphone, and it’s actually really interesting to watch.

Saturday, 8 December 2012

Best Android apps (Latest)

1. Chrome to Phone :

Send links, maps, phone numbers, & more from your Chrome browser to your phone! Google Chrome to Phone lets you easily share links, maps, and currently selected phone numbers and text between your computer running Chrome and your phone. You also need to install the Chrome browser extension on your computer, which can be found by searching for 'Chrome to Phone' at

Link : Playstore
2. Snapseed :

Snapseed is the only photo app you’ll want to use every day. It makes any photograph extraordinary with a fun, high-quality photo experience right at your fingertips. Anyone can enhance, transform, and share their photos with ease using incredibly advanced features from the leader in digital photography software. Built-in Google+ capabilities make it even more powerful to share your images with your friends and family.

Link : Playstore
3. Swiftkey 3 Flow Beta :

SwiftKey Flow is so much more than another gesture input keyboard. It redefines touchscreen typing with a series of incredible innovations.
Most notably, SwiftKey Flow lets you write an entire sentence without letting go of the screen. All you need to do is pass your finger over the space bar between each word that you trace out. Let SwiftKey Flow do the rest, and you’ll see the words you want magically appear on the screen. We call this ‘Flow Through Space’.

Link : Swiftkey
4. Shadowgun : Deadzone :

"Shadowgun: DeadZone is one of the sharpest-looking shooters we've seen." – SlideToPlay
"They’ve made what could be the best multiplayer shooting experience on a mobile device." – TouchGen
"If you want evidence that mobile games are turning into their console and PC cousins, then look no further than Shadowgun: Dead Zone." –

Prove your courage and challenge your friends.
Experience heroic multiplayer battles that have never been seen on mobile device before.
Enjoy console quality multiplayer game with awesome graphics on your phone and tablet.

Link : Playstore

Google now coming to Chrome!

Google Now is fast becoming one of Android's defining features. But, if some recent additions to Chromium are anything to go by, the nifty little life-predictor could well be finding its way to Chrome browsers, too. An entry in the Chromium project code site titled "Show Google Now notifications in Chrome" along with some code revisions for "Creating a skeleton for Google Now for Chrome implementation" hints that the idea is, at least, at some level of development. This of course means that the service would leap out of its current mobile OS restraints, and become available to a much wider audience -- at least those using some portion of the Google ecosystem -- and not just its Android platform. The code was spotted by an eagle-eyed Fran├žois Beaufort, who points out the reference to it working with Chrome's desktop notifications. While we wait for more official word, we guess a card to notify us of when this might be coming would be too much to ask?

Sunday, 18 November 2012

Ingress : Google's awesome augmented reality game

To kick-start it’s Google Goggles Campaign, and to give people the much desired feel of ‘augmented reality’, Google has launched an awesome augmented reality game called ‘Ingress’.

Ingress is an inside project of the former Google director of geo- John Hanke, who along with his Niantic labs had long ago started developing a conceptual ARG.
Ingress- is an alternate reality game, which changes the way people see things around them, and provides them a more realistic playground. Imagine, pointing your camera towards worldly objects to see real-time, augmented graphics- like having digitalized details of objects around, or having different tasks to complete by walking around the simulated path.
Ingress has adapted a dystopian cyberpunk theme for the game and the entire gameplay revolves around an ancient war field. The gameplay  simulates a zombie apocalypse and challenges you to a fast-paced race against the zombies.  The game is very much like the concept of ‘World of Warcraft’, where everyone around the world plays the same game, but you have to progress through levels to gain more ‘XP’. You can choose to play either with “The Enlightened”- the ones who embrace the powers, or “The Resistance”- the ones who fight the powers.
The game also allows you to track your progress and unlocks new challenges, whenever you complete certain objectives. The game also has an inbuilt social networking platform which allows players around the world to communicate, and also allows them to track everyone’s progress in the game. Though anyone can play from anywhere in the world, there would be more competition for resources in areas which host lots of players. There are certain objectives, which you cannot complete individually and would have to be completed with proper co-ordination and team-work. Co-operation across neighbourhood, city or country is required to complete a certain set of objectives.
Google feels Ingress would be great for its business, specifically from the advertising point of view. Ingress already has a lot of real world physical stores (affiliation with Hint Water, Zipcar, Jamba Juice and Chrome apparel), and products (messenger bags, etc.) embedded into the game.
With Google Goggles coming around, Ingress could be a gamer’s paradise. Google is already in plans to make real-world gaming tools available to developers. This would allow developers to develop products, and levels, which could be integrated with the Ingress gameplay.
Though the idea is enthralling, it would take some time for the mainstream audience to get lured by its charms. However, the game is set to attract the hardcore gamer community, who would love its fascinatingly ‘realistic’ game play.
Attached below is an exciting trailer of the awesome ARG. The game is in closed beta stage now, and is expected to hit the Play Store soon. If you’re interested in trying out the game, you can apply for a beta invite at the Ingress website.

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Samsung Galaxy Note II with Multi-Window feature

Multi-Window is a key feature for the Samsung Galaxy Note II because it adds split-screen functionality to the device's 5.5-inch display -- allowing you to run two apps at the same time. The Samsung Galaxy Note 2′s Multi Window feature takes advantage of the unit’s generous screen size and allows users to run two apps side-by-side simultaneously, turning the device into a multitasker’s dream.

 Multi-window allows Note 2 owners to long-press the back button and bring up a menu allowing them to split their screen between two fully-fledged Android applications. Essentially, it's full multitasking on a mobile device with two apps in view and usable at the same time, which is pretty awesome.

Sunday, 21 October 2012

Android 4.2

We already (think we) know that Google will unveil the LG Nexus 4 running Android 4.2 on October 29 and launch the new products in the weeks thereafter, but until Google takes the stage at its upcoming media event we’ll keep looking at current rumors and reports detailing these products.

In earlier posts we looked at various Android 4.2 features, such as the new notification settings,the Gmail 4.2 app that was later pulled by Google and a variety of security features that could be found in Google’s upcoming Android version.

Now we have more Android 4.2 features uncovered coming via the same source, Android Police, that continued to dig for more details in the Android 4.2 version it got to play with. In its latest report, the publication details new gallery changes, multi-user accounts and parental controls.

Like with the previous set of features, it’s not yet clear whether these features will be indeed found in the final version of Android 4.2, but it’s still worth taking a look at them.

The gallery and camera apps are apparently getting new icons, although the graphics found in this Android 4.2 build are not final. More importantly, the gallery app is getting a makeover, although when it comes to functionality, things appear to be exactly the same as in Jelly Bean:
The Gallery is getting a reskin! It’s still a rough work in progress, but we can at least see what direction they’re going in. Albums have a polaroid-style bottom white label (which matches the new icon!) and the background is a light-gray color [see left screenshot in the image above]. Everything else about the Gallery is exactly the same. And when I say exactly the same I mean exactly the same. You can’t delete Picasa/G+ photos, there are no new editing options, you still can’t rotate with a gesture, and Instant Upload Albums are still capped at 500. In its defense, it isn’t anywhere near finished – in fact, they haven’t even incremented the version number. 1.1.40000 is the same as the Jelly Bean version. It’s promising that they’re looking at it.
In case taking pictures on your Android device isn’t that important, especially if it’s a tablet, then you’ll be happy to hear that Google is apparently working on multi-user accounts, which is definitely good news for tablet owners. According to Android Police, there’s evidence in the Android 4.2 version it tested that Android 4.2 will support multiple users. Various apps have permissions that reveal the multiple users features including the Phone, Setting and SystemUI.

Even the Google Play Store will keep track of what apps are installed for each user, showing the relevant ones for each one.

One of the perks of a system that has multi-user support is that it can offer parental controls. Apparently Android 4.2 will also offer this feature, which will allow parents to control the activity of their children on Android devices, especially when it comes to getting new content from the store – purchasing can be blocked with a PIN and downloads censored depending on their rating.

Saturday, 13 October 2012

Samsung Galaxy S-III Mini

When word first started trickling out that Samsung planned to make a mini version of the Galaxy S III, it had the air of plausibility -- we've heard from many a person about the too-large size of that phone for their hands. Then, a press invitation confirmed that "something small" was in the works, and finally mobile chief JK Shin confirmed that a smartphone of that name would be announced today in Frankfurt, Germany.
Now Samsung's spilled all the beans, and revealed the new Galaxy S III mini, a slightly paler version of its bigger brother in specs as well as screen size. Our own short time with the phone certainly revealed that its pushing all the same "inspired by nature" buttons of the original Galaxy S III (and the Galaxy Note II), with the same exact rounded pebble shape and layout. The German marketing rep we spoke to said his company's research found that users wanted the same phone design as the 4.8-inch Galaxy S III, but in a smaller form factor -- to more easily fit smaller hands and pockets. Samsung said those folks don't necessarily need or want the most powerful phone they can get their hands on and are content to have mid-level specs -- so the mini carries a 1GHz dual-core processor, 1GB RAM, a 4-inch, WVGA AMOLED screen and 32GB max of memory.
 The button placement is identical to the larger handset, and the phone will come out of the box with nearly identical Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean functionality -- with the added Samsung TouchWiz twist, of course. That includes new niceties like the multi-screen option, and a brief play with the phone shows the same butter factor, even with the lesser dual-core processor.

Padfone 2

launch event invitation has already given us a glimpse of the ASUS PadFone 2, but Bloomberg TV India caught up with the firm's CEO Jerry Shen and snagged a video tour of the device before its October 16th reveal. The second iteration of the PadFone packs a 4.7-inch HD (presumably 720p) screen and 13-megapixel camera, which jives with specs on supposedly leaked packaging. Rather than having to fuss with a cover flap to slide the smartphone into its tablet shell, users will be able to dock the device straight into a lighter and thinner slate component. Other details are scarce, but we're sure to find out more when the curtain is ceremoniously pulled back next Tuesday. In the meantime, you can forge past the break to see footage of the hybrid starting at the 1:40 mark.

Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Tablet controlled by eye

NTT DoCoMo's i beam tablet prototype is driven by your eyes

Another prototype from DoCoMo aimed at Nihon's commuters, the i beam concept tablet forgoes any touch at all, allowing the user (once they're at the specified 'sweet spot') to navigate around apps and screens using your eyes. Two sensors along the bottom edge of the tablet track both of your eyes and after a slightly laborious configuration setup, we were able to tour around the prototype slabs features without laying a finger on it. The navigational dot was a little erratic, but we'll put that down to prototype nerves. The tablet was otherwise able to follow our eye-line and fulfill what we wanted it to do.

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Saturday, 29 September 2012

Android app store for Windows PCs

AMD has launched a new web portal designed to connect users with applications and games to run on their AMD-powered Windows PCs – including some 675,000 Android apps, thanks to a partnership with virty Android vendor BlueStacks.

AMD AppZone and the BlueStacks launcher menu both highlight small collections of apps that are known to work well with the software, but users are free to search for and download any apps they choose. BlueStacks is integrated with several Android app stores – including 1Mobile Market, Amazon Appstore, GetJar, and Google Play – and users can purchase paid apps if they have an account with one of those stores.
BlueStacks also includes a feature called Cloud Connect that can sync apps between the Windows client and a user's dedicated Android devices.

Download link : Android App Store

Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Samsung Galaxy S3 : Gorilla Glass 2 Test

That Gorilla Glass is pretty tough is something we are well aware of. Smartphone manufacturers know that too, which is why they use it to protect their devices' displays against every day wear and tear. This year, the latest evolution of this scratch-resistant material, called Gorilla Glass 2, made it into consumer devices offering the same great level of protection despite being 20% thinner.

Nokia adds Qi wireless charging tech to new Lumia phones

The Lumia 920 and 820 both incorporate Qi tech for wireless charging (albeit, optionally in the latter's case), a perk that will let users choose from the company's own stylish, soap-bar like dock, Fatboy pillow or an NFC-equipped charging stand. All three function exactly as advertised -- put the phone on top and it starts charging right away. The basic dock is the same sort of plastic that now graces the outside of the Lumia line. It's simple, slightly shiny and comes in a variety of hues. The Pillow is broad, flat and not exactly comfortable. The charging element sits right in the middle and is surrounded by beanbag-like cushions on all sides save for the top -- we wouldn't advise putting it under your head to go to sleep.
The most interesting peripheral is definitely the charging stand. It's the least cumbersome of the charging options and it's got a neat trick up its sleeve. An NFC chip embedded in its base can be used to tell a Lumia to launch an app when you place it in the dock. So, you could easily put a 920 down, keep it charged and automatically open your music player or alarm clock. You can see the NFC trick in action in a video after the break.

Nokia Lumia 920 and 820 official

Nokia Lumia 920 :
As one of the first Windows Phone 8 devices to be officially announced, this device augments Espoo's line with a larger, curved 4.5-inch PureMotion HD+ display, dual-core 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 CPU, 2,000mAh battery, NFC, integrated wireless charging and an 8-megapixel rear PureView camera capable of 1080p video. The display packs WXGA (1,280 x 768) resolution, is 25 percent brighter than the next best panel on the market and it's the fastest LCD that Nokia has ever shipped on a smartphone. What's more, the screen also boasts what Nokia calls "Super Sensitive Touch," which promises to let you use it even when wearing gloves or mitts.

Nokia Lumia 820 :

No matter your budget, Nokia's got a Windows Phone 8 handset for you. While the Lumia 920 dominated today's press conference, the company's more modest Lumia 820 is planning to sneak in and capture the mid-range. The handset is packing the same 1.5Ghz dual-core Snapdragon S4 internals you'll find in the 920, along with 1GB RAM and a 4.3-inch display.
While the handset isn't unattractive, the design language of the 800 (and N9) that captured our hearts has been dumped in favor of something more symmetrical. The glass of its 800 x 480 ClearBlack OLED screen is flat rather than convex (poached by the 920) and the body's finish is a little more shinier than the previous generation of Nokia's polycarbonate.
Photography fans looking to get their hands on that PureView goodness will be disappointed to see that it's also been reserved for the flagship (in some form). Instead, this unit comes with the more familiar 8-megapixel Carl Zeiss optics we've seen before, but at least there's a front-facing VGA lens for video conferencing.

Motorola's new phones (Droid)

Motorola Droid RAZR HD unveiled: 4.7-inch 720p display, ICS, dual-core S4

It's been a day of big smartphone reveals, but Motorola's not one to let the glory shine too long upon rivals. At its press event today in New York City, the Google-owned manufacturer gave the public its first official look at the Droid RAZR HD. Unless you've been living off the grid, it's hard to find much about this announcement fresh and / or exciting, as specs, photos, tutorials, FCC docs and even sample pics have been leaking since the start of April. Surprise already blown, the handset falls in line with previous reports, running a lightly-skinned version of Android 4.0.4 (upgradeable to Jelly Bean) and bearing a 4.7-inch 720p display, dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor clocked at 1.5GHz, 8-megapixel rear camera, NFC, as well as a massive 2,500mAh battery.
So, what's changed in this RAZR refresh? Well, the phone's back may still be Kevlar-coated (in this case, it's pretty much fully wrapped), but a few cosmetic differences have been made to the Droid RAZR HD's body. For starters, its front face almost spans from edge to edge, with just a little bit of bezel surrounding that display. Dimensions-wise, it's 131.9mm tall, 67.9 mm wide and still pretty thin at 8.4mm. It's definitely a coup for design-focused consumers that prefer to have their devices appear as a sea of seamless black glass.

Motorola announces Droid RAZR Maxx HD

Motorola just outed a Maxx version of theDroid RAZR HD. Like its svelter sibling, the HD Maxx has a 4.7-inch Super AMOLED HD screen, 1.5GHz dual-core CPU, LTE, and an 8-megapixel shooter, but it upgrades the onboard storage to 32GB. And the main event with any RAZR Maxx is, of course, an upgraded 3,300mAh battery that promises up to 21 hours of talk time, 13 hours of video playback or eight hours of web browsing on LTE. Naturally, a price has to be paid for such longevous life, but at 67.9mm wide, 131.9 mm long and a mere 9.3mm thin -- less than 1mm thicker than the standard HD -- it's a relatively small one.

Motorola RAZR M official: 4.3-inch qHD display, 1.5GHz dual-core

That handset you see up there is the Motorola RAZR M 4G LTE, which we've already seen in leaked photos. Well, Motorola just officially announced the phone and -- surprise, surprise -- there are no surprises. As we reported last week, the device has a 4.3-inch qHD (960 x 540) Super AMOLED Advanced display coated in Gorilla Glass. (The rear side is fashioned out of the same Kevlar you'll find on the Droid RAZR and RAZR Maxx.) As you can see, the phone has nearly edge-to-edge glass with narrow bezels, which brings us to one of the phone's key selling points: it offers a good deal of screen real estate for a phone with such petite dimensions.
Under the hood it packs a dual-core Qualcomm MSM8960 Snapdragon S4 processor coupled with 1GB of RAM. The handset also boasts an 8-megapixel rear camera capable of recording 1080p video, a 0.3-megapixel front-facing shooter, GSM / UMTS / HSPA+ global roaming and 8GB of internal storage, along with a microSD slot. Additionally, the phone has an NFC radio and will ship with Android 4.0.

Tuesday, 4 September 2012

Wait, it's not called the iPhone 5, it's just 'the new iPhone'

Please keep breathing.
Yes, it's late, but there will be doctors on call shortly.
For here is an iPhone 5 rumor that is so pulsatingly titillating that it might affect your ability to intake victuals.
The Dutch blog has published a picture of what may (or may not) be printing for iPhone 5 packaging.
Please don your oxygen mask at this moment.
The packaging shows a picture of a very iPhone-looking iPhone 5. However, it's not called the iPhone 5. It's merely called "the new iPhone."
I am grateful to TechCrunch for coming across this momentous image and tossing it into the wider firmament.
Some might recall that when the iPad 3 launched, it wasn't called the iPad 3. It was merely given the moniker "the new iPad."

What a lovely tease it would be if the iPhone 5 veered along a similar road less traveled and was called "the new iPhone."

Apple announces presumed iPhone 5 launch event for September 12th & Nano-SIM

Apple has just invited members of the press to attend a San Francisco-based product launch event on September 12th, where the next generation iPhone is expected to be officially unveiled. As rumored, it seems as if the company's prior iPod-focused fall events may be split off into two. It's been reported that an October event may follow this one, with a miniaturized 7-inch iPad on the docket for that. This event, however, seems a lock for the iPhone 5 -- or "new iPhone," or whatever it ends up being coined -- and while CEO Tim Cook confessed at D10 that it would be doubling down on secrecy, leakers seem to have doubled down on tipping the world off on what's to come.

Nano-SIM for next iPhone makes appearance ahead of launch?

First we saw a supposed leak of the next iPhone's nano-SIM tray, and now we're seeing alleged photos of the nano-SIM itself. iFun posted an image of what it says is a new T-Mobile nano-SIM that has just started arriving at the German carrier. The package apparently came with a message telling carriers that these SIMs are for smartphones about to go on the market, and that they're not to be given to customers -- yet. Cupertino, of course, tweaked its nano-SIM design earlier this year, and this photo does come ahead of an Apple announcement event rumored for next week.

Monday, 3 September 2012

Create your own QR code

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Coolest android apps..!

Hi guys, here are some cool android apps which I personally tried them out myself.

1. Chalk Ball Lite : 

Draw lines, hit others and don't let your ball fall.
A new concept of bouncing game. Use your finger to draw with chalk, but be careful, it will not last for long. Make your ball hit other ones to recover chalk and don't let it fall. Easy to learn, hard to master!
Chalk ball has two different game modes, adventures and survival.
Download from PlayStore here.
2. SwipePad :

Open a shortcut to anything with a single swipe from within anything
SwipePad is a launcher panel overlay. With a single swipe action, you can launch anything from within any app.
It's extraordinarily simple and intuitive to use:
1. Touch down a pre-set edge of the screen;
2. Move your finger towards the center of the screen so the pad will emerge;
3. Release your finger on a specific slot to action.

That's it! This will bring your multitasking to a new level:)
Download from PlayStore here.
3. Flipboard :

Our favorite iPhone app of 2011 finally and officially arrived to Android in June. The socially curated magazine – which beautifully presents news, photos and status updates shared by your social graph – included YouTube integration as part of its Android launch (Google+ integration arrived a few days earlier). Flipboard is also the best way to read content from third-party publishers on mobile devices, including the New York Times which on June 28 debuted its NYT Everywhere service to subscribers within the app.
Download from Playstore here.
4. Chrome (Only for ICS users) :

The speed and simplicity of Chrome, now on your Android phone and tablet. 
Search and browse fast with Chrome on your Android phone and tablet. Sign in to sync your personalized Chrome experience from your computer to bring it with you anywhere you go.

Download from PlayStore here.

The Best Launcher for Android


TSF Shell 3D is an interface with brand new operating system.

Enable you to freely personalize various widgets to a full range. Let’s say goodbye to the traditional operation system. This is the best launcher I had tried till now.

Download Link : 1. Mediafire
                             2. 4shared

Friday, 31 August 2012

Manage your Android phone from your PC's browser

What is AirDroid?

AirDroid is a fast, free app that lets you wirelessly manage & control your Android devices (phone & tablet) from a web browser. It’s designed with the vision to bridge the gap between your Android device and web browser, on desktop computers or tablet devices, on Windows, Mac/iOS, or Linux.

What can I do with AirDroid?

You can use AirDroid to send/receive SMS (text messages, if supported by the device), install/uninstall apps, transfer files between Android device and computer/tablet, and manage contacts, photos, music, videos, and ringtones, etc., all in a web browser. Install AirDroid on your Android device and open your favorite web browser to experience it yourself.

Download and install AirDroid app on your Android devices, start the app and open your favorite web browser, input the address and Dynamic Passcode to log in to AirDroid Web Desktop. 
Detailed steps: 
Before start, please make sure the Android device and computer are connected to the same network. 
    1. Open with your favorite web browser on computer. 
    2. Press the camera button in AirDroid on your Android device and point your Android device at the QR code displayed at
    3. Once the QR code is successfully scanned you'll log in instantly.

You can also log in AirDroid via the IP address ("http://192.168.xx.xx:8888) and passcode if you prefer.

Remotely Control Samsung Devices from Your PC

Want to access and control your Samsung Android device from your PC? You can now do so easily and securely using TeamViewer QuickSupport, which- was just released in the Google Play Store.

While TeamViewer has been available on Android for some time, previous versions only allowed you to remotely control your PC from your Android device. That is quite a useful feature, but at times when you’re working on your PC, it’s handy to be able to control your phone or tablet from the same screen without having to manage multiple devices and input methods. TeamViewer QuickSupport lets you do just that.

Unfortunately, the app only works on Samsung’ devices running stock TouchWiz ROMs based on Gingerbread or later. This means that it isn’t compatible with devices from other manufacturers, Nexus devices manufactured by Samsung, and Samsung’s own devices running custom ROMs. Hopefully, this limitation will be removed in a future version.

Samsung Galaxy Camera

Samsung Electronics’ Galaxy Camera, introduced at this week’s IFA consumer electronics show in Berlin, takes clear, colorful images 

Samsung said that the Galaxy Camera is designed to combine the best features of a smartphone and a digital camera, but it’s missing one big thing: a phone.
It shoots 16.3 megapixel images and has a 21x optical zoom, a 4.8-inch LCD screen, Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean), a 1.4 GHz quad core processor, A-GPS and 3G, 4G and WiFi connectivity.
The zoom is impressive and gives surprisingly clear images at 21x, but the shutter lag on the device is significant. Samsung billed the Galaxy Camera as a device that can shoot professional quality images, but DSLR shooters will be annoyed by the length of time between when the shutter button is pressed and the picture is taken. In some cases it could be longer than two seconds.

Photographers will appreciate the manual controls built into the device’s “expert mode.” It lets you shoot in manual, program, and aperture- or shutter-priority modes. The on-screen interface for selecting the settings is supposed to mimic the lens-barrel controls found on SLR cameras, but ends up being clunky and sometimes difficult to use.
Like an Android smartphone or tablet, the Galaxy Camera has access to all of the apps in the Google Play store. That means that you could download apps to send images to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and so on over the device’s data connection. The images could also be added to emails or Dropbox folders, or retouched using a photo-editing app.

Saturday, 18 August 2012

LG’s Facebook Newsfeed in 3D

Facebook could be on the verge of making itself on a position of Google-Yahoo saga for online business sustainability. The largest social networking site has seen a slowdown of its growth based from the current findings posted by several research firms. The most evident could be the sites record breaking downfall of its public stock offering. Ridiculously, most of its users were putting the blame on Facebook’s implementation of Timeline. Fortunately, LG could be fit the right technology of bringing your Facebook newsfeed into new level, yes, three-dimensional newsfeed.

To show LG’s mission of showing the “best things in life are even better in 3D,” the company set up LG 3D studios to create and showcase the new platform. For this project, LG developed a Facebook App called “3D Newsfeed” to simulate their 3D-loving Facebook feed concept.
Fortunate selected members of the Amsterdam creative community have the opportunity to experience the 3D Newsfeed project for its beta testing. And even if you have no 3DTV, you can try it yourself, the 2D version.
Now we see that the 3D Newsfeed could be purely enjoyed on a smart 3D TV because of its interactive features. You can check out how LG’s 3D Newsfeed works on the video above, you can dynamically interact through its birds-eye view, jump through the timeline, like and comment if you want.
Do you think this new 3D Facebook wall can save the most popular social networking site from an online crisis and lure new facebook users?
Try it now : 3D FACEBOOK