Category Archive: Technology

Nov 03

Know your Tablet and who it is for!!

galazy-tab-sKnow your tablet and who it is for! All Tablets are similar but not equal.

When it’s about gifting children a piece of technology, parents become insecure. For young ones, phones seem to be a distraction and laptops are just too much for them all at once. So the mixture of a phone, iPod and a laptop speed processor gave us the tablet. Most of the companies call it a tab or tablet where as apple keeping its cool seems to enjoy using the name iPad for its version of the tablet. Multiple choices are available today in the market for buyers. Almost every company that has advanceIpadd in the technology of displays has at some point introduced a tablet but success has not favored all.

The major stake holders of the market seem to be Apple and Samsung whereas the rest share part of the market. A person who wants to buy the latest tablet must know a few things about a tab and must compare these aspects with others he has as an option. The screen resolution, the density of pixels, the screen size, the weight as well as most importantly the processing speed. Newer tabs not only connect to Wi-Fi but also to LTE networks at a little extra fee.

Tsurface pro 3he new Apple products like the Apple iPad mini 3 as well as the Apple iPad Air 2 already have a lot of consumers waiting to get their hands on them because of the massive Apple following. However, great competitors like Samsung have introduced multiple devices; proper tablets and phone/tablets that can work as a phone too are all out in the market. Samsung has also introduced the Note series, Note 1, 2 and 3 that have a great processing speed and can perform the tasks of both a tablet as well as a phone. Other companies like Toshiba, Ainol, Google, Xtouch, Acer and windows tablets all are somewhat on the same level and improvements take place every now and then.

 

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Oct 02

Is Microsoft Windows 10 Better that Windows 8? YES!!!, Windows 9 skipped?

windows10-logoIs Microsoft Windows 10 Better that Windows 8? We think so!, Windows 9 skipped? Yes and there might be a good reason.

Microsoft officially announced that Windows 10 will be the next official Windows OS. Windows 9 has been skipped but the way Microsoft sees it Windows 8.1 took its place. Microsoft Windows 8 was a disappointment to many, mostly because there was so much difference from Windows 7. Windows 8 has a great concept but with lots of bugs and glitches it was not appalling to consumers. Windows 8.1 update was a huge improvement but still a lot of bugs and glitches remained.

So what happened to Windows 9? There are few rumors floating around as to why Microsoft skipped 9. One reason is that some believe Windows 8.1 was more like Windows 9 since Microsoft never added extension to the OS.  Second was that Windows 9 would have made a possible comp ability with third party software.  For a programmer that writes the code the (win9) could be mistaken for Win95 and Win98 when verifying a compatibility check and that could create issues. There is no official word why, but we believe that it has to do with compatibly check.

Microsoft Windows 10 Desktop View

The New Microsoft Windows 10 looks similar to Windows 8 but whit whole lot of improvements. The whole overall in Windows 10 is that it will look more like windows 8 but will work as Windows 7. Windows 7 is currently the most popular Widows on desktops. Microsoft continues to push Touch as forward thinking, but want desktop users to have same experience as they have had in the past few Windows generations.

Microsoft Windows 10 Desktop

Microsoft has launched its Windows 10 Insider Program that will allow beta testers to provide input and sniff out bugs before Win10 hits the general public sometime in fall of 2015

Microsoft knows that they screwed up with Windows 8 and I am sure that Windows 10 will Finally be a hit. From previous Windows releases its seems that its Microsoft trend to release one bad OS and follow up with a great one after that.

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Sep 24

Apple IPhone 6+ Disaster – Worst IPhone Launch Ever

iphone-6-plusApple IPhone 6+ Bending, It is facing a major disaster as angry users express their disappointment with IPhone 6 design.

If you have not heard already the IPhone 6+ is Apples latest disaster. Soon after it lunch people have started reporting the IPhone 6+ bending when you apply pressure in the middle or even when you keep it in your pockets.

Video by Unbox therapy IPhone 6+ Bend test

Unfortunately the bending is not a new feature.  #BANDGATE

The problem with the IPhone 6+ and even IPhone 6 is that the chassis is made out of aluminum. Aluminum in nature is a soft metal material, unlike Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and Note 4 which is made of plastic. When tested bending it will emit some sound but at the end it will mostly go back to its original shape. You would figure that Aluminum is more durable that plastic. When you bend aluminum it will remain bend because it is metal.

Apple (Aiphone6+APL) Stocks drop on the news and this is a disaster of IPhone 6. Apple is already facing shortages of phones do to the early backlight design flaw and now a bendable phone to add on top of that. This is officialy Apples worst Iphone Launch ever. People are still waiting for Apple to comment.

Maybe its time to Chose Galasy S5 over Iphone 6 and Samsung Note 4 over Iphone 6+ SEE WHY

Samsung Edge has curved Screen and Now Iphone 6+ has one too, This is unfortunate not funny for current customers that paid at least $300 for the phone. In a way people feel that they might have got ripped off.

 

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Aug 14

Samsung Galaxy Alpha is IPhone 6 Worst Nightmare

 Samsung-Galaxy_AlphaSamsung Galaxy Alpha might be IPhone 6 Worst Nightmare, or even Iphone 6 Destroyer.

Samsung has announced its all New high-quality metal frame, luxury look and feel Galaxy Alpha Smartphone. If we dint know any better Samsung is going after the soon to be announced Apple IPhone 6 4.7” Screen Size phone. From the rumors we have heard Alpha phone will look a lot like IPhone 6 4.7-inch version.

The Galaxy Alpha has metal Frame just like IPhone 5S and IPhone 6, Slimmer design just like the new IPhone 6 will have, No Micro SD slot just like IPhone 6. Same screen Size of 4.7 inch just like the IPhone 6.

Depending on which rumors you hear first, someone is trying to copy someone. Unfortunately  for Apple, Samsung got here first  and that is what matters.

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On September 6 Consumers will be able to see what Apple IPhone 6 has to offer and determine if they want to wait for IPhone 6 or get something similar right now.

Samsung Galaxy Alpha is a step down comparing to Galaxy S5 but at the same time it mimics IPhone 5s and possibly IPhone 6 in a way. This gets us thinking. If Apple does not deliver something innovative this year, Galaxy S5 will be the Flagship Smartphone of the year.

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Does the New Galaxy Alpha tells us that Samsung will start making metal frames on the next generation phones? Most likely !!

 

Samsung Galaxy Alpha specifications

Network:             LTE Cat.6 (300/50Mbps)

Display:                4.7″ HD Super AMOLED (1280 x 720)

Processor:           Octa Core (Quad 1.8GHz + Quad 1.3GHz)

OS:                         Android 4.4.4 (KitKat)

Camera:               12MP (rear) + 2.1MP (front)

Video:                  UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) @30fps

Additional Features:      Ultra Power Saving Mode, Download Booster, Quick Connect, Private Mode

Connectivity:     WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac HT80, MIMO(2×2), Bluetooth®: 4.0 BLE / ANT+, USB 2.0, NFC

Sensor:                 Accelerometer, Gyro Sensor, Geomagnetic Sensor, Hall Sensor, Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor ,Gesture Sensor, Fingerprint Sensor, HR Sensor

RAM:     2GB

Internal Memory:            32GB, No micro SD Slot

Dimension:        132.4 x 65.5 x 6.7 mm, 115g

Battery:                1,860 mAh

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Aug 04

TSA Profiting from your Uncharged Electronics

IpIPhone Battery Low indicationTSA Profiting from your Electronics, Making Big Bucks on Devices Left Behind

The Transportation Security Administration has decided to make you flying experience even worse by banning uncharged electronics from any flight entering USA. This includes your phone, laptop, IPod, Tablet, MP3 Player and any electronic device that is powered by a battery. This is just the beginning as over time it will become a standard security procedure for all flights. This action suggests that TSA is trying to seize your electronic device and profit from it. Think about it, tell me that you dint have a laptop at some point that had dead battery but you used it anyways by just connecting it to AC power. Well you can’t bring that laptop on the plane anymore.

TSA already uses explosive trace detection scanners that will sniff out and detect any explosives and any potential chemicals that can create a explosive. So why does TSA  go after uncharged Electronics? TSA explanation is that the electronic device needs to have at least power to power on during screening. If the electronic device powers On then you are good to go but if it does not then you will have option to leave the device behind or miss the flight.

Is this the way TSA wants to increase security or just cash in on electronics that will be left behind? TSA claims that terrorists can replace the battery with a explosives and trigger it by turning the device ON. Even if that was the case would that put people the stand in line for screening in Risk? The Screening lines are packed with people that want to get on their flights, yet TSA is not considering that they create risky environment for those people.

Now that the Policy is in effect travelers will need to bring chargers for their devices with them which in fact create more baggage to check and more ways to smuggle anything thru security. TSA however has not mentioned anything about check in luggage. So you can still bring your uncharged devices that way but you know how it is with check in luggage, you never know if it will ever reach your destination. I would be really upset if my phone was in the luggage because it was uncharged and somehow got lost. My photos and contacts lost, not to mention my precious phone. This would be extremely upsetting, yet it happens all the time. For those that traveled and airlines lost there baggage know how hard it to get airlines to reimburse you for lost language. They are on with paying the first $100 to replace the suitcase but not the content of it.

Lesson to be learned from this is to always make sure you electronic device is fully charged and carry a charger whenever possible. Don’t let TSA profit from you and your electronic devices.

 

 

 

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Jul 02

Are 4K TV UHDTV the Future ? The Future is already Here!


Are 4K TV UHDTV the Future ? – The Future is already Here 

We have seen 3D TVs couple years ago and they are still available, but the content for those 3D TVs is pretty low. If you have a 3D TV can you tell me how often you watch it? And I am talking about you and not your kids, I know kids love 3D cartoons but what about the rest of us. I myself as many others have purchased a 3D TV few years ago and the only thing I watch on it since I bought it was Avatar In 3D.
3D is slowly fading away as there is no demand for it. But what about 4K UHD 2160p resolution TVs. Are they here to stay or will they slowly fading away just like 3D TVs are? Well believe it that the 4K TV is the future or at least till they come out with something better.
Why 4K TVs are here to stay? Even thou there is not allot of content in 4K resolution yet on the market, that does not mean that it is not created. Almost all new Movies are recorded in 4K or higher resolution, some even in 8k. This is why the new movie theaters are projecting 4K on to the big screen. Sharp even announced 8K full dome TV during CES in 2013
Just because most movies are recorder in 4K resolution should be good indicator that we will all soon be using 4K TVs in are living rooms or are theater rooms. But there is more, there are lots of cameras and devices that are also capable of recording in 4K format which will expedite 4K content building.
Below is a list of all cameras and devices currently available that will record Video in 4K UHD 4096×2160 resolution.

Mobile Devices:
Acer Liquid S2, LG G Pro 2 ,LG G3, OnePlus One, Oppo Find 7/7a, Samsung Galaxy Note 3, Samsung Galaxy S5, Sony Xperia Z2,Vivo Xshot

DSLR + Mirrorless Cameras:
Canon EOS-1D C DSLR

Panasonic LUMIX DMC-GH4KBODY 16.05MP Digital Single Lens Mirrorless Camera with 4K Cinematic Video (Body Only)

Sony Alpha a7S Compact Interchangeable Lens Digital Camera

Consumer Camera and Video Camera:
Sony FDR-AX100/B 4K Video Camera with 3.5-Inch LCD (Black)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 4K QFHD/HD 16X Long Zoom Digital Camera (Black)

Professional cameras:
Sony Handycam FDR-AX1, Astrodesign AH-4413 ,Blackmagic Production Camera 4K, Canon EOS C500, Dalsa Origin,FOR-A FT-ONE , JVC GY-HMQ10 ,Point Grey FL3-U3-88S2C-C, RED EPIC, RED ONE, RED Scarlet-X, Sony Handycam FDR-AX1, Sony XDCAM PXW-Z100, Sony NEX-FS700, Sony CineAlta F5, Sony CineAlta F55, Sony CineAlta F65, Vision Research Phantom 65, Vision Research Phantom Flex4K

This means 4K UHDTV is the future, and it is expected that 4K TVs will me in most homes by the year 2017.

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Jul 01

USB 3.0 Slow? How to Spot Fake USB 3.0 Cable

USB 3.0 Slow? How to Spot Fake USB 3.0 Cable

You have heard of fake apple accessories such us fake IPhone cable, charger sand headphones. Some of the fake cables are so well made that it is hard to tell apart.  But have you recently bought a USB 3.0 Cable.

USB 3.0 is fairly new to most people but it has been around for over six years now, its just that now more and more computers and devices starting to use the technology. USB 3.0 is in a way a USB 2.0 except it supports super speeds up to 10X faster that a USB 2.0. The USB 3.0 makes transferring files  a lot faster, especially between a USB 3.0 Flash Drive like PNY Turbo 64GB USB 3.0 drive (P-FD64GTBOP-GE) and a Galaxy S5 which also supports USB 3.0

Recently I bought few USB 3.0 Cables from eBay and I mostly used it as a Charging cable but one day I wanted to transfer photos of my Galaxy S5 and to my surprise it was taking forever. I did transfer photos off the phone before with the original Samsung USB cable but as far as I could remember it was pretty fast, and now extremely slow.

Same day one of the cable broke and I was trying to fix it and I saw that there were only 4 cables connected and not 9 like it supposed to be. Now I knew that the eBay seller sold me a fake USB 3.0 Cable. The cable looks like a USB 3.0 which is indicated by the Blue connector but in fact it was just standard USB 2.0 Cable.

Allot of companies have large stocks of USB 2.0 Cable but there is no more demand for it. In order to minimize their loses they started to replace the ends so that they look like USB 3.0 and adding them to existing 4 wire cables just so that they can unload their inventory. Luck for us there is now a way to tell if you have purchased a fake USB 3.0 Cable, Take a look in the Video.

For next time make sure you buy your cable from a good source.

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Jun 05

eBay Hacked – 145 Million Users At Risk

eBay website Security Compromised

EBAY Security Compromised

eBay Online Auction Website Hacked – 145 Million Users At Risk, What happened to eBay security?

Popular across the world, eBay users expect a certain level of privacy and security when shopping or selling on this site. Recently, however, users were taken by surprise when it was revealed that hackers got into customers data and put a lot of people at risk. While the executives at eBay do not think that anyone is at risk, there is no saying, at this point at least, what the damage could have been or was done. They are currently updating their security systems and trying to make sure that this does not happen again, though they are not taking steps to compensate any users for this breach.

Users were disappointed by eBay to find out that there information was taken by hackers, yet they were not informed of the attack till two weeks after news of the attack surfaced. Two weeks after eBay had asked users to reset the password to prevent stolen data from being used. Till this day eBay has failed to properly inform users of what data was taken and if any of it was used or has potential to be used. Current users have reset their passwords but there are sill millions of users that are not regularly active and have not changed there password

Around 120 million active users and additionally millions non-active  are on eBay. All of these people use this site to purchase or sell goods, and many have their information available on their profiles. The hackers were able to access all of this. They did this by using information of three employees, which gave them access to eBay and allowed them to find their way to user data. This was discovered in early May, but there was no word on the incident until very recently, when it was realized that there had been movement to the user data. Afterwards, emails were sent out to users to notify them of what had happened and to urge them to change their passwords immediately.

There is a big reaction to this, and numerous individuals wanting eBay to compensate users because of this breach. A few states are currently investigating eBay and there is the desire of credit monitoring services offered to users. People want eBay to offer some type of apology in the form of a service to make sure that users have peace of mind. Many are worried, and waited quite a while to receive their notice, so the response is to be expected. Executives with eBay, however, are not offering any type of compensation or service to their users.

The reason for this is the fact that eBay does not see this affecting users. While there was the initial fear that it might, there have been no signs that it has. EBay has stated that there are no signs of harm to users, but that does not mean that everyone is safe. Since this is still a rather recent event, nothing may happen for a while. Until then, eBay is working to improve its security so that there is a lower chance of someone getting in again.

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May 20

Microsoft Surface Pro 3 IPad & Laptop Killer

surface pro 3

Microsoft Surface Pro 3 IPad & Laptop Killer Pre Order Now! Available June 20

We are extremely impressed with Microsoft Surface Pro 3, The hardware in this New Tablet is just amazing. Surface Pro 3 has a 12” ClearType Full HD screen with 2160 x 1440 resolution.

Apple will have hard time to compete with a tablet that now can do everything.

The Surface Pro 3 Runs On Full Windows 8.1 Pro so there are no more restrictions on what apps or programs you can and cannot run. This tablet has everything we wanted, from power to full OS, Connectivity to Sharing. Now we will need to finds things that will not run on Surface Pro3.

Battery life is up to 9 hours which is lower than we would like but it is still impressive considering the hardware that it is powering,

There are multiple versions available.

Prices start at $799, with pre-orders available now and to hit the stores June 20.

 

SPECIFICATION

Device type: Tablet

OS: Windows (8.1 Pro)

Dimensions: 11.5 x 7.93 x 0.36 inches (292 x 201 x 9 mm)

Weight: 28.16 oz (798 g) the average is 16.6 oz (473 g)

Body material: Metal

Tablet dock: Yes

Features: USB

DISPLAY

Physical size: 12.0 inches

Resolution: 2160 x 1440 pixels

Pixel density: 216 ppi

Technology: LCD

Touchscreen: Multi-touch

Features: Light sensor

CAMERA

Camera: 5 megapixels

Camcorder: 1920×1080 (1080p HD)

Front-facing camera: 5 megapixels

HARDWARE

System chip: Intel Core i3, i5 and i7

Graphics processor: Intel HD Graphics

System memory: 4-8GB RAM

Built-in storage: 64GB-512 GB Storage

Storage expansion: microSD, microSDHC

MULTIMEDIA

Speakers: Stereo speakers

CONNECTIVITY

Bluetooth: 4.0

Wi-Fi: 802.11 a, b, g, n, ac

USB: USB 3.0

Connector: Full-size USB

Features: USB Host

OTHER FEATURES

Additional microphone/s: Yes

Sensors: Accelerometer, Gyroscope

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