Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

OnePlus 2 Quick Review

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OnePlus is a Chinese smartphone manufacturer founded in December 2013 they are based in in Shenzhen, Guangdong, China. They make smartphone which have similar specifications to a high end smartphone but have lower price. Their OnePlus One offered excellent performance and display quality however the camera isn't that great but for a $300 smartphone, it's an awesome deal.

Their latest flagship smartphone the OnePlus 2 have some upgrades, the system on chip (SOC) was bump from Snapdragon 801 to 810, RAM is now LPDDR4 DRAM. The battery capacity is increased. Camera sensor is also increased in size, from a 1/3.06" format to a 1/2.6". Connectivity both both cellular and WiFi networking were improved. It is now equipped with fingerprint scanner. However, all this upgrades comes with a price the starting price is now $329.

OnePlus 2 Mini Rumors

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Recently a 4.6-inch mysterious handset that is equipped with Snapdragon 810 was revealed. It was seen on GFXBench benchmarking site and people assume that it is "OnePlus 2 Mini". It has  been listed as “unknown” smartphone on GFXBench. However, on the site it revealed that the mysterious handset is a 4.6-inch display full HD resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. It will run on Snapdragon 810 chipset 1.7 GHz that is equipped with 4 GB of. Internal storage is at 64 GB.

Camera will be 12-megapixel camera that will support 2160p video shooting. The front-facing camera will be of 5-megapixel. The handset will arrive preinstalled with Android 5.1.1 Lollipop.

Thursday, December 3, 2015

EFF Accused Google of Spying on Kids through Chromebooks

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The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) filed a complaint on December 1, 2015 at the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) accusing Google of collecting perrsonal data from school children through Google's Chromebooks in classrooms.

EFF, a non-profit organization that advocates civil liberties said that the data collected by Google for Education violates several terms of a Student Privacy Pledge signed by Google in January.

They said that they have establish a number of questionable practices by Google while conducting research for its "Spying on Students" campaign, which launched yesterday. Designed to highlight privacy risks associated with the use of school-supplied software and electronic devices, though the campaign using Chrome browser's "Sync" feature Google were able to track and mine data about students' browsing activities, search terms, YouTube viewing habits and saved passwords. Though the company does not collect student data for advertising purposes.

Google's Sync feature is enabled by default on Chromebooks sold to schools. The feature enables Google to track, store on its servers. They can also data mine for non-advertising purposes records of every Internet site students visit, every search term they use, the results they click on, videos they look for and watch on YouTube, and their saved passwords.

EFF said that "Google doesn't first obtain permission from students or their parents and since some schools require students to use Chromebooks, many parents are unable to prevent Google's data collection."

The EFF's complaint asks the FTC to investigate Google's privacy practices.

Google rejects EFF complaint over student data privacy violations their spokesperson said, "Our services enable students everywhere to learn and keep their information private and secure. While we appreciate EFF’s focus on student privacy, we are confident that these tools comply with both the law and our promises, including the Student Privacy Pledge."

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

LG V10 Smartphone, $200 OFF

LG V10 Smartphone, black Friday 2015

LG Electronics Inc, a South Korean multinational electronics company headquartered in Yeouido-dong, Seoul, has released their latest smartphone the LG V10. It does resemble the LG G4 there may be some similarities but they are completely different smartphones.

The LG V10 is powered by Snapdragon 808 hexa-core processor paired with 4 GB of RAM. It has plenty of storage space at 64 GB of internal storage that can be expanded using a microSD card.

The snapper (primary camera) is 16MP lens sensor with features such as laser autofocus, LED flash and optical image stabilization. The secondary camera is a 5MP dual camera system.

LG V10 also has 2 screens, the main display is a 5.7-inch 2560 x 1440 with Quad HD resolution while the secondary screen is 2.1-inch. The secondary screen purpose is to provide the information you need when the main display is off.

The LG V10 is a high-performance handset that offers a very similar experience to the Note 4.
LG V10 Smartphone, black Friday 2015
Since it's Black Friday, LG is giving $100 prepaid cards to those who will purchase a Verizon LG V10 or LG G4 smartphone. The promotion is available up to December 25. In order to receive the prepaid card, you'll have to register at a website specifically made by LG for this purpose ( Make sure to read all the terms and conditions. Then you can combine it with the carrier's Black Friday Promotion. Verizon is giving $100 off the price of the LG V10 on Black Friday, which means you can save a total of $200 if you're buying the handset this Friday.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

LG Smart TV Streams Google Play Movies and TV

LG Smart TV, Google Play Movies and TV

LG, a South Korean multinational electronics company headquartered in Yeouido-dong, Seoul integrates Google Play Movies & TV into their new Smart TVs. The new TV sets will be powered by LG’s WebOS, and not Android TV which a lot of people prefer.

Starting December, those who owns LG Smart TV in the US and other 104 countries will be able to stream thousands of TV shows and movies that are available at Google Play Movies & TV.

LG smart TVs which includes all those using the webOS platform and the other earlier NetCast 4.0 and 4.5 versions will be getting an update that gives them access to the Play Movies & TV services of Google.

LG smart TV owners will be able to either rent, buy, or view movies or TV shows in both SD and HD formats from the comfort of their own homes.

Thursday, November 5, 2015

BlackBerry Priv

BlackBerry Priv, smartphone, Android

BlackBerry Priv, smartphone, Android
BlackBerry Priv, smartphone, Android

BlackBerry Priv is the first BlackBerry smartphone, that run on Android OS. It has a 5.6-inch display and a QWERTY keyboard that can be slide out. The called it "Priv" because of the privacy and privilege that it offers. It has a built-in software designed to keep you and your information safe.

The smartphone is powered by a Qualcomm 808 processor, 32GB of storage, and a 18-megapixel camera with optical image stabilization.

BlackBerry Priv Specs:

Display: 5.6-inch display 1440 x 2560 pixels Corning Gorilla Glass 4
OS: Android OS, v5.1.1 (Lollipop)
CPU: Qualcomm MSM8992 Snapdragon 808 Dual-core 1.8 GHz Cortex-A57 & quad-core 1.44 GHz Cortex-A53 with Adreno 418
Storage: 32 GB expandable using microSD, up to 200 GB
Camera: Main 18 MP, Schneider-Kreuznach optics, optical image stabilization, phase detection autofocus, dual-LED
Secondary Camera 2 MP, 720p
Battery: Li-Ion 3410 mAh battery

BlackBerry Priv will be available on AT&T or through starting November 9, 2015.

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Have a great Halloween!

Happy Halloween

Beware of zombies, demons, witches and goblins…and of the houses that don’t give full bars…have a super fun trick or treat and a great Halloween!

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Huawei is now the top smartphone in China, dislodge Xiaomi


Huawei Technologies Co, has dislodged Xiaomi from the top in the lucrative China Smartphone market. Huawei topped Xiaomi in the 3rd quarter and posted its 1st year-over-year in phone shipments, based on a new survey.

Xiaomi’s phone shipments is down by 8% in the 3rd quarter while Huawei’s jumped 81%, according to research firm Canalys on Thursday. In the 2nd quarter, Xiaomi had a 15.9% share of the market, while Huawei had a 15.7% share, according to the report.

The Sina news report Huawei was able to sell a total of 27.4 million devices for the 3 months ended September 30, compared to the 18.5 million devices sold by Xiaomi during the same period.

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Samsung's Galaxy Note 5 in Pink Gold

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Apple's iPhone 6s will hit the stores of South Korea on October 23, and the battle between the smartphone giants is set. Samsung announced that they will be releasing the Galaxy Note 5 as an answer to the iPhone 6s. The Galaxy Note 5 will be available in two colors, titanium silver and pink gold. Noticed the new pink gold color directly competing with Apple's rose gold iPhone 6S. The color pink gold is identical to rose gold.

Samsung said that the new color variations for the Galaxy Note 5 will gradually be expanded to other Asian countries but release details are still being worked out. There are no news if it will actually make it to the U.S.

The Galaxy Note 5 titanium silver and pink gold models will join the existing Note 5 gold platinum, black sapphire, and white pearl color options.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

ASUS Zenfone Go India Launch Price, Specs and Features

ASUS Zenfone Go, smartphone

Taiwanese tech giant Asustek Computer Inc launched ASUS Zenfone Go in India, it is their first “affordable” smartphone    in the country. They want to enter the budget smartphone market in the 3rd largest smartphone user in the world.

The company said that India is a critical market for them and they want to give cutting-edge products to consumers seeking the power-packed design sensibilities of a high-end smartphone at competitive prices.

The ZenFone Go is priced at 7,999 rupees or US$121 and available now at Flipkart, the number 1 e-commerce website in India.

The ZenFone smartphone runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop-based ZenUI. Under the hood it got 1.3GHz MediaTek MT6580 quad-core processor, Mali 400MP2 graphics. The display is at 5 inches with HD resolution of 1280 x 720, and 2GB of RAM.

In terms of connectivity, there is Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, A-GPS, 3G (HSPA+) network access and a microUSB port. It is powered by a 2,070mAh battery and comes with dual-SIM support. However, the smartphone does not have 4G LTE support just 3G.

The smartphone is equip with an 8-megapixel rear camera sensor with LED flash and a 2-megapixel selfie camera sensor on the front.

The Zenfone Go comes in Pure Black, Glamour Red, or Ceramic White color. It comes in 16GB and 32GB internal storage options, which can be further expanded via MicroSD card.

Asustek chief executive officer Jerry Shen said last month that they have plans to launch one or two low-priced ZenFone Go smartphones each year in emerging markets, like Indonesia, India, Vietnam and Thailand.

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Samsung Produce the World's largest hard drive 16 TB capacity with 3D V-NAND tech

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Samsung presents the world's largest hard drive at 6 terabytes (TB) of capacity. The Samsung PM1633a HD is a 2.5-inch solid state drive which has 15.36 TB of storage. It is not the conventional magnetic hard drive, but rather a Solid State Drive which is tougher and faster. Seagate and Western Digital offers only 8 to 10 TB of storage. 

They were able to achieved this taking advantage of a new technology called 3D V-NAND. The new hard drive has 48 layers of 3D V-NAND memory cells, whereas it was only 36 last year. They squeeze in the capacity with the use of its new 256 bit (32 GB) NAND flash die, which is twice the capacity of 128 bit NAND dies.

They inserted 48 layers of 3-bits-per-cell (TLC) 3D V-NAND into a single die. The Samsung hard drive uses between 480 and 500 of the new NAND flash chips. The company also showed off a server with 48 of the new PM1633a SSDs installed for a total of 768 TB.

This hard drive is expected to cost around $8000.

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Asus ZenPad tablets

Asus ZenPad tablets

Asus ZenPad tablets replaces the MeMO Pad series. Asus ZenPad comes in different screen size variants 7" inches, 8" inches, and  10.1" inches.

The variants are ZenPad C 7.0 (Budget), ZenPad S 8.0 (Premium), ZenPad 10 (Optional Keyboard).

ZenPad C 7.0 specification:

Display: 7.0 inches 600 x 1024 pixels with 170 ppi pixel density.
Operating System: Android OS, v5.0 (Lollipop)
CPU: Quad-core, Intel Atom x3-C3200. with Mali-450MP4 GPU
Memory: 1 GB RAM
Storage: 8/16 GB, microSD, up to 64 GB
Camera: primary 5 MP, 2592 х 1944 pixels or 2 MP, 1600 x 1200 pixels
 -secondary: VGA
Battery: Non-removable Li-Po battery (13 Wh)

ZenPad S 8.0 specification:
-it is 6.6mm-thick, 298g metallic slate
Display: 2,048 x 1,536 (324 ppi) IPS display; 4:3 aspect ratio
CPU:  Quad-core Intel's 64-bit Atom Z3580 chip with PowerVR G6430 GPU
Memory: 4GB of RAM,
Storage: 16/32 GB, microSD, up to 128 GB
Camera: primary 5 MP, 2592 х 1944 pixels
 -secondary: 2 MP
Battery: Non-removable Li-Po battery (15.2 Wh)

* IT has front-facing stereo speakers that are enhanced by DTS for virtual surround sound.
* Optional Z Stylus, which supports up to 1,024 levels of pressure sensitivity.

ZenPad 10 specification:

Display: 10.1" LED Backlight WXGA (1280x800) Screen IPS Panel
- Corning® Gorilla® Glass0
Operating System:  Android 5.0 (Lollipop)
CPU: Intel® Atom™ Z3560 Quad-Core, 64bit
Memory: 2GB
Storage: 8GB/16GB/32GB/64GB microSD, up to 64 GB
Camera: primary 5 MP Rear Camera
 -secondary: 2 MP Front Camera
Battery: Non-removable 9 hours battery life; 18Wh

Saturday, July 18, 2015

HTC Desire Lineup

HTC, a Taiwanese based smartphone manufacturer is aiming to revive its performance after the disappointing sales of the "One M9" with their new smartphone lineup Desire that features colorful casing. The company's new smartphones are called Desire 626 and 626s, 526 and 520.

HTC's new Desire smartphones may be budget devices, but they all offer LTE connectivity, as well as expandable storage. 

HTC is tageting the low and medium range market that are budget conscious. All the four devices run on Android 5.1 Lollipop with HTC’s own Sense 7 UI.

Desire 626 And 626s

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Desire 626
The Desire 626 is their high-end smartphone among the lineup is equipped with a 5-inch 1,280 x 720 display, 1.5 GB of memory and 16GB internal storage, with 8 MP rear sensor and 5 MP front sensor cameras. It's powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 processor, clocked at 1.1 GHz. That's a quad core chip, but certainly not one of the company's fastest. The desire lineup also supports external storage with a microSD card slot and a 2,000mAh battery.

The Desire 626s has the same size and specification of the 626 the difference are RAM 1 GB, front camera at 2MP and internal storage at 8GB. Colors for both Desire 626 And 626s are Blue Lagoon, White Birch, Marine White, Marshmallow White, and Gray Lava.

Desire 526
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HTC Desire 526
Sports a 4.7-inch qHD panel (960 x 540 resolution). It is thicker compared to the other Desire lineup. It back with a quad core chip Qualcomm MSM8909. The front camera is 2MP, while the back camera is 8MP. Internal storage is at 8GB. It has 1.5GB of RAM.

Desire 520
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Desire 520
The cheapest among the line-up and it has a smaller display at 4.5-inch with a 480 x 854 pixels resolution. It is equipped with 1GB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage. It offers LTE connectivity and a expandable memory through microSD slot. The main camera is 8 MP while the front-facing shooter is 2 MP.

The HTC Desire Lineup will be sold by major carriers in the US. Availability and pricing has not yet been announced.

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Lenovo K3 Note

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China based computer maker Lenovo smartphone the K3 Note is competing in the mid-range market with Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G, Moto G 2nd generation, Micromax Yu Yureka, and Microsoft Lumia 540. Can it stand its ground?


Lenovo K3 Note boast a 5.5-inch full HD (1920x1080p) IPS screen with a pixel density of 403 ppi. Compared to its peers (Lenovo A7000, Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G and Yu Yureka) which has the same screen size is equipped with only 267 ppi pixel density. While Moto G 2nd Gen and Microsoft Lumia 540 which have 5-inch screen size have 294 ppi pixel density. Lenovo K3 Note having pixel density of 403 ppi is clearly the leader of the group in this criteria.


Lenovo K3 Note has 64-bit class 1.7GHz Mediatek [MT6752] Octa-core (ARM Cortex-A53) CPU, same with Lenovo A7000. Moto G 2nd Gen is equipped with Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor, Yu Yureka, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 615, Redmi Note 4G, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400, and Lumia 540, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 200. K3 Note, Lenovo A7000 and Yu Yureka have 64-bit chips but processor seen in the first two is a little better when tested in benchmark.

Operating System:

Lenovo K3 Note runs on Android 5.0.2 Lollipop (with Vibe v2.5 UI). Yu Yureka runs on Android 4.4.4 KitKat (upgradable to Android 5.0.2 Lollipop), Lenovo K3 Note runs on Android 5.0.2 Lollipop (with Vibe v2.5 UI), Redmi Note 4G has Android 4.2 Jelly Bean (upgradable to Android 4.4.2 KitKat), Lenovo A7000 has Android 5.0 Lollipop, Lumia 540 has Microsoft Windows Phone 8.1 with Lumia Denim, and Moto G 2nd Gen has Android 4.4.4 KitKat (upgradable to Android 5.0 Lollipop).


Lenovo K3 Note has 2GB of RAM with 16GB internal storage that is expandable up to 32GB the same with Yu Yureka.
Redmi Note 4G has also 2 GB RAM, 8 GB internal memory expandable up to 64 GB with microSD.
Lenovo A7000 has 2 GB RAM, 8 GB internal storage with microSD up to 32 GB.
Moto G 2nd Gen has 1 GB RAM, 8 GB internal memory expandable up to 32 GB via microSD card.
Lumia 540 comes with 1 GB RAM with 8 GB internal memory expandable up to 128 GB.


Lenovo K3 Note, Yu Yureka, and Redmi Note 4G are all equipped with 13 Megapixel main camera and 5 MP front camera, while Lenovo A7000 and Lumia 540 are equipped with 8 MP main camera and 5 MP front camera, and Moto G 2nd Gen has an 8 MP main camera and 2 MP front camera.


Redmi Note 4G lead the group with 3100 mAh. 2nd is Lenovo K3 Note with 3000 mAh, Lenovo A7000 (2900 mAh), Yu Yureka (2500 mAh), Lumia 540 (2200 mAh), and Moto G 2nd Gen (2070 mAh).

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Xiaomi RedMi 2 sold 35 million units in first half of 2015

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Xiaomi, China based smartphone manufacturer is increasing their share in the smartphone market as they sold over 35 million smartphones in the first half of 2015. In the first half of 2014 they sold 26 million units, they have increased their sale by 9 million or 30%.

The company also expects to sell between 80-100 million units this year compared to 61 million units in 2014.

Key Features Specifications:

OS: Android 4.4 Kitkat
Processor: 64-bit 1.2 Ghz Quad core
Storage: 8GB Flash up to 32GB expandable MicroSD
Screen: 4.7 inches
Camera: 8 megapixel rear camera with flash and 2 megapixel front camera
Dual-SIM capability
WiFi, tethering and hotspot, Bluetooth 4.0, FM Radio, and GPS capabilities
Battery capacity: 2200mAh

Redmi 2 don't have buttons on the front side of the phone. The front facing camera is located at the upper left corner of the smartphone. The buttons (power and volume) can be found a the right side of the unit. The back cover is matte-finish.

At the back side of the phone you can find the 8.0 megapixel camera with LED flash, and speakers are placed at the top.

Redmi 2 weights only 133 grams, with 4.7” display. It is thinner than its predecessor with 9.4 millimeters width.

Its screen is made of DragonTrail Glass that is scratch-resistant. A USB cord is included in its retail box.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

AT&T Hit with a $100 million fined for internet speed cap on 'unlimited' data plans

AT&T fine, FCC, throttle

WASHINGTON — AT&T Mobility LLC has been fined with a record $100 million fine Wednesday for offering consumers "unlimited" data then improperly slowing their Internet speeds after they reached a certain bandwidth level. The company says it will fight the charges.

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) said Wednesday that the country's second-largest cellular carrier misled consumers into buying plans they believed would give them unlimited ability to send and receive data, including Web browsing, GPS navigation and streaming videos. But once the consumer hit a certain level, the data on unlimited plans would be slowed down significantly, at speeds lower than advertised, the FCC said.

It's not unusual for phone companies to slow, or "throttle," speeds on a network as a way to manage congestion.

But consumers are unlikely to receive any money from the fine, which will go instead to the U.S. Treasury, said the agency official.

AT&T fine, FCC, throttle

Saturday, June 6, 2015

HTC Revenue Forecast Cut as Smartphone Demand Weakens

HTC, a Taiwanese multinational manufacturer of smartphones and tablets slashes their revenue forecast pointing to weak demand in their high-end device and slow sales performance in China.

HTC has been praised by critics and tech gurus for their smartphones, but consumers still go for flashy brands like Apple and Samsung. Last Friday they slash their 2nd Quarter revenue forecast and warned that they may post a loss. They have posted gains in the last four quarters due to their strategy of selling more affordable mass-market devices, but due to other new players in that market they may have ran into huge problem. While the premium smartphones market is very difficult to break into due to the big players like Apple and Samsung that have huge marketing budgets.

HTC said that they expects revenue of US$1.06 billion to US$1.16 billion. They were expecting to earn US$1.06 billion to US$1.16 billion, now the company said that they would post a loss of 31 cents to 32 cents a share in the period. HTC said that this is due to slower demand turn-over for their high-end Android devices, as well as weaker sales in China.

Friday, May 29, 2015

Facebook Will Now Support GIFs

This going to be fun, Facebook to keep things exciting will now support GIF. The company confirmed it in the Facebook News Feed. They said that not everyone will see it immediately, they are still rolling it out. Well, it's nothing new on Facebook since they have supported it before but stop supporting GIFs when they realize that it will make the News Feed too cluttered.

So once it's up you can now post GIF links, not GIF uploads. Your GIF links need to have *.gif at the end.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Microsoft Office for Android Updated with new look and features

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- Microsoft launches Office preview for Android phones
- Microsoft gives Office mobile apps for Android phones new features and new look

Microsoft has upgraded the Microsoft Office for Android phones with an updated look and new features. They launched the Android tablet version back in January, which has the same look with the iOS version. The Android phone version is like the version of the tablet app but trimmed down. The updated App will eventually replace the existing Office Mobile.

For the most part, the App looks like the Android tablet version. You can find the finger-friendly versions of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint that let the user create, open, and edit office documents. The App is free! It gives the user the ability to do basic and quick edits.

You can save your file in the cloud.

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Samsung Galaxy S6 VS Apple iPhone 6

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Samsung Galaxy S6, Apple iPhone 6, smartphone, cell phone

Samsung's Galaxy S6 (and the Galaxy S6 Edge) is a direct competitor to iPhone 6. Apple has revolutionized their screen size by using a bigger screen size while Samsung also change by moving away from plastic body and removable battery.

Let see how both smartphones fare with each other. Here's a quick comparison of Samsung Galaxy S6 and Apple iPhone 6:

Samsung Galaxy S6 Apple iPhone 6
Dimensions 5.65 x 2.78 x 0.27 in 5.44 x 2.64 x 0.27 in
Weight 138 g 129 g
Display 5.1" Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen 1440 x 2560 pixels 4.7" LED-backlit IPS LCD, capacitive touchscreen 750 x 1334 pixels
OS Android OS, v5.0.2 (Lollipop) iOS 8, upgradable to iOS 8.3
CPU Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 & Quad-core 2.1 GHz Cortex-A57 Dual-core 1.4 GHz Cyclone (ARM v8-based)
GPU Mali-T760MP8 PowerVR GX6450 (quad-core graphics)
Storage 32/64/128 GB 16/64/128 GB
Micro SD Card slot None None
Main Camera 16 MP, 2988 x 5312 pixels 8 MP, 3264 x 2448 pixels
Secondary Camera 5 MP, 1440p@30fps 1.2 MP, 720p@30fps
Battery Non-removable Li-Ion 2550 mAh battery Non-removable Li-Po 1810 mAh battery (6.9 Wh)

Friday, April 3, 2015

LG Introduces LG G4 with 5.5-inch QHD Display

LG LG G4, 5.5-inch QHD Display, smartphone

LG will be having an event to unveil their 2015 flagship smartphone LG G4 on April 28 according to their email invites.  LG Display, a subsidiary company has just revealed the new QHD LCD panel for smartphones they also revealed the display that will be used for their upcoming flagship smartphone the LG G4.

The company announced that they have placed the 5.5-inch Quad HD IPS LCD panel into mass production and will be using it for the flagship smartphone the LG G4. Yes, it is the same size as the LG G3 however the company said that it has dramatically improve  key features like color gamut, brightness, contrast ratio, touch sensitivity, power consumption and thickness of the phone.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Rumored Microsoft Surface 3

Microsoft Surface 2

There are reports (on WinBeta) that Microsoft will unveil the successor to Microsoft Surface 2 and it is rumored to use the full Windows 8.1 experience instead of the Windows RT operating system. It is also expected to boast an Intel Atom or Core M fanless CPU.

The new Surface 3 having a lower spec compared to the current Surface Pro 3 should be more affordable. Microsoft seems to be phasing out Windows RT, suggesting that the future versions will have Windows 10 functionality. Windows 10 is a major overhaul of the current Microsoft operating system, it may include new UI paradigms like Continuum and compatibility with a wide array of devices that include PCs, tablets, phones, IoT hardware and wearables.

Microsoft is expected to announce the Surface 3 tablet in time for Microsoft's Build conference starting April 29th.

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Sony Xperia M4 Aqua

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Sony Xperia M4 Aqua has a lot of premium feature it is their newest water resistant phone. The smartphone is powered by a Cortex- A53 64-bit Octa core processors with 2GB of RAM. It has ample storage at 16GB that is expandable using microSD. The aluminum frame is both stylish and sturdy. It is also dust and water resistant. It can take water up to 1.5m deep for almost 30 minutes.

The camera for the smartphone is 13MP rear and a 5MP front camera. It is equipped with a 2400mAh battery. And the Sony Xperia M4 Aqua will be running on the very new Android Lollipop 5.0 operating system.

It will be available this April at $300.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Acer's Latest Budget Android Smartphones: The Liquid Z220 and Z520

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Acer Liquid Z220

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Acer Liquid Z520
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Acer Liquid M220

Acer introduces their latest low-cost Android smartphones, The Liquid Z220, Z520 and Liquid M220

The Acer Liquid Z220 has 4-inch display 233 pixels per inch, and it is powered by a 1.2GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor, with 1GB of RAM. Storage size is at 8GB that is expandable using a microSD card. The main camera is 5-megapixel, while the secondary front camera is 2-megapixel. It is also a 3G phone. It runs on Android 5.0 Lollipop.

The 4-inch display is not that small, but looks crowded due to the enormous bezel. The design is really good, it is glossy and shiny.

The Acer Liquid Z520 boast a 5-inch screen display, run by a 1.3GHz quad-core processor and 1GB of RAM. There's plenty of storage space at 8GB, and it is expandable using microSD card. The main camera located at the back is 8-megapixel, while the front camera is 2-megapixel. It is a 3G phone. It runs on Android 4.4 KitKat.

Acer Liquid M220 is equipped with a 4" WVGA screen, powered by a 1.2GHz dual-core processor with 512MB RAM, and has 5-megapixel main rear camera, 4GB expandable storage and dual-SIM functionality. It also sports a 2MP front camera and a 1,300 mAh battery. It runs on Windows Phone 8.1 by default, but it will be updated to Windows 10 once the new Operating System kicks off later this year.

The Z220 is priced at 89 euro ($100, £65 or AU$130) and available in Europe, no word yet if it will be available in other countries. The Z520 is priced at 109 ($120, £80 or AU$155). The Acer Liquid M220 will be available starting this April at €79. You can choose from two colors Mystic Black and Pure White.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Samsung Galaxy S6 Newest Video Teasers

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Samsung has been teasing the public with video on YouTube on their upcoming flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S6. The video confirms that the Galaxy S6 will have metal design and curved displays.

The Samsung Galaxy S6 profile photo on Instagram shows a very thin smartphone with a metallic wallpaper background theme, this indicates that the Galaxy S6 will have a metallic design and it will be thin as well.

The teaser also shows that the smartphone will have a curved design.

The Galaxy S6 will have two version, one version have a display facing the front and the other version curves down both sides of the screen that will be branded as “Edge”. Both phones are expected to have 5.1-inch screen sizes, Ultra HD 4K display, 64-bit Exynos 7420 or Snapdragon 810 processor , 4GB RAM, 21-megapixel rear cameras, 5-megapixel front-facing cameras, and 2600 mAh batteries.

The Galaxy S6 will run on Android 5.0 Lollipop. The Galaxy S6 will be officially announced on March 1st at Samsung’s “Unpacked” event.

Sunday, February 1, 2015

You can now Opt-Out from Full Supercookie of Verizon and AT&T

Supercookie, Verizon, AT&T

People have pressured Verizon and AT&T about privacy, following the lead of AT&T in dropping the use of "super cookies" which tracks subscribers mobile activity and online action Verizon now allows users to opt out completely from it.

Both Verizon and AT&T were guilty of using these specially programmed cookies that monitors users’ Internet and mobile  activities. Verizon, use this to get data on user’s interests for the purpose of advertising and marketing, it gave them information on what ads they should roll out. Watchdog groups who are against Supercookies have been adamant to have this removed, since these companies collect user information and forward it to advertisers, hackers may get hold of that information and could make use of them for illegal activities.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Samsung Introduces their First Tizen Smartphone

Samsung, Samsung Z1, Tizen OS

Samsung the worlds largest smartphone makers releases their first smartphone that uses home-grown Tizen operating system. The company said that the Tizen operating system offers very fast boot times, smooth performance and an user-friendly interface.

The Samsung Z1 has a 4" inches 480x800 liquid-crystal display. It is powered by a 1.2GHz dual-core processor with 768MB of RAM. The phone is equipped with a 1,500mAh battery which Samsung said can last 7 hours of video playback.

The Tizen operating system is a significant part of Samsung's campaign to gain independence in mobile software and services, their smartphone currently uses Google's Android.

Samsung developed the Tizen not just for smartphones, but also for other devices like home appliances, watches, and even door locks.