Monday, December 31, 2012

Happy New Year

May the coming year be filled with peace, happiness and great health,
With lots of luck and loads of wealth,
Wishing you and your family a very happy new year!

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas

I hope that your Christmas would be
fun and may the essence of
Christmas remains always with you.

Merry Christmas!!

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Google 'X phone' and 'X tablet' to rival Apple and Samsung

Google is developing its own new handset codenamed the 'X-phone' which they hope will allow it to compete with Apple and Samsung for a share of the $219 billion smartphone market.

Having acquired Motorola seven months ago for $12.5 billion, Google wants the phone to boast as yet unspecified cutting-edge features which will set it apart from the iPhone 5 and Galaxy models which have a controlling percentage of the lucrative smartphone market.

However, the software giant is said to have encountered practical problems with producing hardware, causing a re-think for initial plans for the X phone - such as using a bendable screen for greater flexibility.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Samsung Galaxy S IV phone unbreakable screen

There are rumors going around that Samsung's Galaxy S IV their next flagship Android phone, may feature a new technology that will make its screen "unbreakable."

Reuters reported some details about what to expect on the new phone, and one is the possible inclusion of a plastic OLED display. The plastic screen, which would replace the current glass display used for the Galaxy S III, is said to be unbreakable.

Reuters also says the Galaxy S IV's displays will be even bigger than the GS3's 4.8-inch screen. Additionally, Reuters says the displays will be higher resolution than be before.

According to Reuters, the GS4 is also expected to have a quad-core processor and a 13-megapixel camera.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

BlackBerry 10 Skype like video calls

BlackBerry 10

There are a lot of speculation that the BlackBerry 10 is likely to support video calling via its secure messaging service similar to Apple's FaceTime, Android's Google+ Hangout and Microsoft's Skype.

BlackBerry 10 Launch Event is to be Held on January 30th 2013.

Some key features of the new BlackBerry 10 devices already unveiled recently include:

BlackBerry Flow and BlackBerry Hub

BlackBerry® Flow is a new user experience that allows seamless navigation across open applications and the BlackBerry® Hub. All messages, notifications, feeds, and calendar events come into the BlackBerry Hub and no matter what the user is doing with the device, with a simple gesture, they can peek into the Hub at any time.

BlackBerry Keyboard

The BlackBerry Keyboard learns how you write and adapts to how you type so you can write faster and more accurately, giving you the kind of legendary typing experience that only BlackBerry can deliver.

BlackBerry Balance

BlackBerry® Balance™ offers the most elegant way to satisfy both customer and corporate needs without compromising on either. With BlackBerry Balance, personal apps and information are kept separate from work data, and the customer can switch from their personal to work profile with a simple gesture.  The work profile is fully encrypted and secure, enabling organizations to protect their content and applications, while at the same time letting customers get the most out of their smartphone for their personal use.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving Day!

Be thankful for all that you have in life. Be thankful for all blessings. Happy Thanksgiving Day!

Happy Thanksgiving Day!

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Wii U launching in North America on November 18

Nintendo's Wii U, Super Mario Bros. U, Nintendo Land

Nintendo's Wii U launching in North America on November 18 with a promise of a wide selection of games from the start.

Popular titles with the pre-order crowd include New Super Mario Bros. U, Scribblenauts Unlimited, Assassin's Creed III, Call of Duty: Black Ops II and ZombiU.

New Super Mario Bros. U
Nintendo Land

Ben 10: Omniverse
Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two
Scribblenauts Unlimited
Skylanders: Giants
Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed
Tank! Tank! Tank!
Transformers Prime: The Game

Funky Barn
Game Party Champions
Just Dance 4
Rabbids Land
SiNG Party
Wipeout 3

Assassin's Creed III
Batman: Arkham City - Armored Edition
Call of Duty: Black Ops II
Darksiders II
Mass Effect 3: Special Edition
Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge
Tekken Tag Tournament 2: Wii U Edition
Warriors Orochi 3 Hyper

FIFA Soccer 13
ESPN Sports Connection
Your Shape: Fitness Evolved 2013

Pre-order your Google's new Nexus 10 tablet

Google's new Nexus 10 tablet
You can now pre-order your Google's new Nexus 10 tablet at Staples website the 32GB Nexus 10 will be sold for $499. They will ship the product between December 23, 2012 and December 30, 2012. Expected delivery is 1 - 3 business days, arriving no earlier than December 23, 2012. Your credit card will be charged at shipment.
HDMI-outMicro HDMI
Resolution2560 x 1600 (300 ppi)
ProcessorDual-core A15 Processor
DisplayTypeWQXGA True RGB Real Stripe PLS
Dimensions10.39" x 6.99" x .35"
Operating System and App EcosystemAndroid 4.2 (Jelly Bean)
Display Size10.055"
Other connectivityBluetooth
Wi-Fi802.11 b/g/n (MIMO+HT40)
Weight21.27 oz.
Camera5 MP (main), 1.9 MP (front)
Tablet RAM2GB
Tablet ProcessorDual-core A15
Tablet Memory Size32GB
Tablet Display TypeWQXGA True RGB Real Stripe PLS
Tablet Resolution2560 x 1600 (300 ppi)

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Blog link

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Friday, November 9, 2012

Microsoft Surface Touch keyboards Issues

It seems that Microsoft Surface Touch keyboards are not that sturdy as more reports of touch cover peeling and may also affect audio muting. Microsoft Surface General Discussion forums are heating up with complaints on peeling cover. I really hope Microsoft fix it.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Apple's iPad mini Scarce in China

Apple's iPad mini

Apple store in Hong Kong sells 16GB iPad minis for $334 but because of the limited supply in mainland China it fetch up to $500. Prices are expected to fall within a day or two.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Surface by Microsoft

Surface by Microsoft

"From touch to type, office to living room, from your screen to the big screen, you can see more, share more, and do more with Surface." Price starts at $499.



Windows RT; Microsoft Office Home and Student 2013 RT Preview (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and OneNote). Works exclusively with apps available in the Windows Store.


10.81 x 6.77 x 0.37in
VaporMg casing
Dark Titanium color
Volume and Power buttons


32GB*, 64GB
*1GB = 1 billion bytes; formatted storage capacity may be less


10.6" ClearType HD Display
1366x768 pixels
16:9 (widescreen)
5-point multi-touch


Quad-core NVIDIA Tegra 3


Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n)
Bluetooth 4.0 technology

Battery: 31.5 W-h

Cameras and A/V:

Two 720p HD LifeCams, front- and rear-facing
Two microphones,
Stereo speakers


Full-size USB 2.0
microSDXC card slot
Headset jack
HD video out port
Cover port


Ambient light sensor

Power Supply:

24W power supply


1-year limited hardware warranty

Apps (included):

Microsoft Office Home and Student 2013 RT Preview1 (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, OneNote); Windows Mail and Messaging; SkyDrive; Internet Explorer 10; Bing; Xbox Music, Video, and Games.

Monday, October 15, 2012

New Microsoft Windows 8 TV advertisement

Microsoft started accepting pre-orders for Windows 8 last week. Microsoft has set the price of Windows 8 at around $70 for a DVD pack. The operating system is also available through digital download for $40. Windows 8 launch day will be on October 26, 2012.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

iPad Mini

iPad Mini, Apple, new

With rumors swirling around, Apple is expected to release iPad Mini later this month. Apple have not officially admitted about its release.

As you can see in the above photo it has a stand and cover that also serve as its keyboard.

(Microsoft/AP Photo)

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

HTC One X+ smartphone Android 4.1 Jelly Bean

HTC One X+, smartphone, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean

HTC a Taiwanese phone maker announced the HTC One X+ smartphone that will run with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.

The handset will be the upgraded version of the HTC One X smartphone. HTC One X+ will be 67 percent faster with 1.7GHz quad-core Nvidia Tegra 3 processor, 64GB of internal storage, a 2,100mAh battery (additional six hours of talk time) and the latest version of Google's mobile operating system, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.

The HTC One X+ also features a 4.7in S-LCD2 screen, HTC Sense UI 4+, an 8MP rear-facing camera, a 1.6MP front-facing camera and support for LTE connectivity.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Google says Maps not waiting in wings for iPhone 5

Google, Google maps, iPhone 5

TOKYO (Reuters) - Google Inc has made no move to provide Google Maps for the iPhone 5 after Apple Inc dropped the application in favor of a home-grown but controversial alternative, Google's Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt said.

Apple launched its own mapping service earlier this month when it began providing the highly anticipated update to its mobile software platform iOS 6 and started selling the iPhone 5.

But users have complained that Apple's new map service, based on Dutch navigation equipment and digital map maker TomTom NV's data, contains glaring geographical errors and lacks features that made Google Maps so popular.

Most people really want is Google Maps back. It wasn't perfect, but it's really easy to use. FOr now, you can still use the web version just open up Safari on your iPhone and go to Tap the export button in the bottom menu bar. Then tap "Add to Home Screen”. Name the icon, and tap “Add”.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Samsung GALAXY Camera

Samsung GALAXY Camera, Samsung,  camera, digital camera

Samsung GALAXY Camera, Samsung,  camera, digital camera

Samsung GALAXY Camera, Samsung,  camera, digital camera

Samsung GALAXY Camera, Samsung,  camera, digital camera

The Samsung GALAXY Camera gives you the magic of professional digital photography with the powerful intelligence of the Android Jelly Bean OS. It’s the smartest camera ever, with stunning photographic output and a range of exceptionally rich professional shooting modes, editing features and various apps. Going pro has never been this easy or this fun.

- Easy linkup between smartphones and cameras,
- Minimalist Buttons
- Easy Grip
- Equipt with a flash pop up, No external Flash like the NX1000
- 4.8” display similar to GALAXY S III
- micro-SD card slot
- USIM slot
- Sleek optical 21x zoom
- Amazing capture even in Dark environment
- battery 1650mAh
- headphone jack,
- micro-USB terminal
- OS Jelly Bean
- microphone
- speaker function
- VOIP (internet calls)

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Samsung Abusing Chinese workers

SEOUL, South Korea  — After a billion-dollar loss in a patent lawsuit with Apple, Samsung Electronics Co. now finds itself accused by a labor rights group of mistreating workers in China and illegally using child labor.

The New York based-China Labor Watch found out during its investigation into workplace conditions at eight factories in China that some employees were working more than 100 hours per month of overtime and that children were knowingly employed.

China Labor Watch said their investigation of the six Samsung-owned plants and two suppliers showed that safety measures, such as providing workers with protective clothing, were not followed.

The group also accused Samsung of barring workers from sitting during their shifts and said it had documented instances of physical and verbal abuse.

The South Korean electronics giant responded swiftly to the allegations, acknowledging that poor working conditions may have arisen due to production demands and that a review was to immediately take place.

"We frequently review our manufacturing facilities regarding overtime work. We will re-evaluate working hour practices," said spokesman James Chung. "When new production lines are completed or new products are launched, high demand has led to overtime work."

But the company denied allegations that it used child labor, saying it has "zero tolerance" for the hiring of underage workers.

According to China Labor Watch's report, overtime for some employees reached or exceeded 100 hours per month, with some employees having only one day off a month.

The report also said that while Samsung suppliers Tianjin Intops Co. and Tianjin Chaarmtech Electronics Co. complied with minimum wage laws — workers were paid the base monthly salary of 1,310 renminbi or $206 — the pay was so low that many workers were compelled to work overtime.

"Dependence on overtime work is characteristic of workers at almost every investigated factory," the report said.

The group also claimed that Samsung or its suppliers knew that Chinese underage youths were using forged identity cards to get jobs. Hiring children under the age of 16 is illegal in China.

The group's report said that "the factory did not take any actions to prevent the hiring of child workers even when they know about them." Samsung also failed to provide a way for workers to lodge complaints.

"Even when they suffered unfair treatment, workers at almost factory lacked any effective channel by which to express grievances to management," the report said.

China Labor Watch said it investigated eight plants in China that produce cellphones, media players, DVD players, TV components, mobile displays, printers, home appliances and cellphone casings for Samsung. They hire more than 24,000 workers combined.

Investigators entered the factories undercover or interviewed workers outside the factories.

Earlier this week, in response to China Labor Watch's allegation that Samsung supplier HEG Electronics used child labor, Samsung said it will audit working conditions at around 250 Chinese companies in its supply chain by the end of this year.

It vowed to terminate contracts if any labor abuses or violations of its policies are found. But the company denied the presence of child workers under 16 at HEG Electronics.

The allegations faced by Samsung are reminiscent of a labor scandal that recently dogged Apple.

A flurry of worker suicides at Foxconn Technology Group, Apple's largest supplier, drew attention to conditions faced by workers in China who put iPhones and other devices together.

The world's two largest smartphone makers are embroiled in patent fights in 10 countries. Last month, a jury slammed Samsung with a $1 billion judgment after finding the company had willfully copied Apple's iPhone and iPad. Samsung is appealing.


Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Thoughts on Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1, Samsung, Ipad, Iphone

Samsung have officially launched the Galaxy Note 10.1, and reviews of the device are mixed. The 10.1-inch Note runs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich with Samsung's Touchwiz skin on top. It still comes with the S Pen stylus and has 1,024 levels of pressure sensitivity.

Many reviewers complain of accuracy. The new Note also has a unique feature that will surely amaze you, it has multiscreen function allows you to split the screen between two apps.


* Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich Software
* infrared blaster
* 2GB of RAM
* 1.4GHz quad-core processor
* microSD card slot
* S Pen
* expandable by up to 64GB via MicroSD card
* measures 10.3 by 7.1 by 0.35 inches
* 1.31 pounds Weight
* 1.9-megapixel camera

*  $499 16GB version
*  $549 32GB

Since the Galaxy Note 10.1 has a 1.4GHz quad-core processor and 2GB of RAM, it is pretty fast and the extra memory helps with multitasking, help boost application performance.

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Samsung Galaxy S III 4G Android Phone, Blue 16GB (AT&T)

Android Phone, Samsung Galaxy S III, smart phones

Product Features and Technical Details


    Size (LWH): 2.22 inches, 0.58 inches, 4.29 inches
    Weight: 4.32 ounces

Product Features

    Network Compatibility: LTE
    Minimum Rated Talk Time: 180 minutes
    Minimum Rated Standby Time: 240 hours


    It is equipt with Wireless-N Wi-Fi networking (802.11b/g) for accessing home and corporate networks as well as hotspots while on the go.

    The built-in mobile hotspot functionality allows multiple Wi-Fi enabled devices to share the 3G or 4G experience on the go with a laptop, camera, music player, game unit, video player, or any other Wi-Fi enabled device.

    The next-generation Bluetooth 4.0 backward compatible with older Bluetooth-enabled peripherals that you may have and it also includes stereo audio streaming.

    Near Field Communication (NFC) for sharing contacts, web pages, directions, and more to compatible phones as well as payments via Google Wallet.

    GPS for navigation and location services

    Integrated Google Maps with turn-by-turn navigation, street and satellite views.

Communications & Internet

    It has full messaging capabilities including SMS text, MMS picture/video and IM instant messaging

    It has full HTML browser with Adobe Flash Support

    You have Personal and corporate e-mail access with support for Exchange ActiveSync as well as mobile e-mail accounts (Google push, Yahoo!, POP3, IMAP).


  •     Dual-core 1.5 GHz processor capable of opening web pages twice as fast as most other smartphones.
  •     4.8-inch HD Super AMOLED multi-touch screen (1280 x 720 pixels)
  •     MicroUSB port
  •     3.5mm headphone jack


  •     16 GB internal memory (non-expandable)
  •     microSD card slot with support for optional cards up to 32 GB.
  •     2 GB RAM for improved multitasking.
  •     8-megapixel camera with continuous auto focus, zero shutter lag, face detection, high dynamic range mode, burst mode, and more.
  •     Full HD 1080p video capture (30 fps)
  •     Front-facing 2.0-megapixel camera for HD video chats and self portraits.


  •     Music player compatible with MP3, WMA, and AAC/AAC+
  •     Video player compatible with MPEG4, H.264, H.263, WMV


As for my review, the screen is pretty bright and colorful, it is very responsive to touch. The Operating system runs smooth and fast, I haven't experience any crash at all after a month of use. The processor is one of the fastest Android phone at 2 GB of RAM, which really improved multitasking.

It is also light and easy to carry. I really like the two cameras on the phone. To sum it all up, this phone is really fast. 

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Sunday, August 5, 2012

BlackBerry Curve 8520

BlackBerry Curve 8520

Technical Details

This unlocked cell phone is compatible with GSM carriers like AT&T and T-Mobile. Not all carrier features may be supported. It will not work with CDMA carriers like Verizon Wireless, Alltel and Sprint. 


2.46-inch TFT LCD display
Unlocked Quad Band: GSM 850/900/1800/1900 and GPRS capabilities
2.0MP Digital Camera, high-resolution display with 320 x 240 65.000 colors TFT and 2.46 inches, 35 key backlit QWERTY keyboard, Trackpad, Intuitive icons and menus, Bluetooth® enabled with Stereo Profile (A2DP), Wi-Fi® 802.11b/g enabled
Video format support: MPEG4, H.263, H.264, WMV3, Audio format support: AAC-LC, AAC+, eAAC+, AMR-NB, WMA9 (.wma/.asf), WMA9 PRO/WMA 10, AAC-LC with 3.5mm Headset Support
Talk time up to 5 hours - Standby up to 17 days

Product Description

The BlackBerry Curve 8520 smartphone comes with a full QWERTY keyboard that makes typing and sending messages easy, and comfortable. It also fits neatly in your hand.

The screen displays over 65,000 colors, providing a great viewing experience. You can also access important data with trackpad navigation. The trackpad lets you scroll through menus, icons, and iformation by gliding your finger over it, like using a laptop.

Press and click to select an item and navigate to where you want to go. Control music and multimedia with dedicated media keys found atop the new BlackBerry Curve 8520 smartphone. Skip over songs, pause music to talk, or repeat your favorites over and over. You can even mute phone calls with the easy-access mute button.



The keypads are tad smaller than other models but I like that it has a trackpad instead of a tracking ball. I think it has longer and better battery life. It's very user-friendly, easy to navigate. Web browsing is fantastic although there aren't a lot of apps available for this model. No problems with signal so far. It has high resolution screen. For the price, I'd say it's an excellent cell phone.