Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Nokia, Baidu Team Up to Power Maps, Location Services Outside China

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Chinese Web giant Baidu will team up with Nokia to power their mapping and location platform, both companies announced last Monday. Nokia will now power Baidu's desktop and mobile map services for all regions that are located outside China.

Baidu is the second largest search engine next to Google, it is China's largest. Nokia have created a mapping service that has a good feedback from users.

They will initially update Baidu Maps on the desktop, iOS, and Android with maps for Taiwan, then other countries will follow suit. Their collaboration makes Baidu the first Chinese company to give location-based services to its residents traveling abroad.

Bruno Bourguet, Here's senior vice president and head of sales said: "Every day, millions of people count on Here to explore the world and discover new places whether at home or on the go. Together with Baidu, a new customer for us, we want to help the growing number of Chinese tourists get the most from their travels."

Baidu wants to capitalize on the millions of Chinese tourists who have taken 5 million trips to foreign countries in 2000 they have traveling approximately 97 million times in 2013.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

SpareOne Emergency Phone

SpareOne Emergency Phone, emergency phone

Have you ever experience being stuck in a middle of the road with busted tires and when you reach for your smartphone and try to call your Towing Service you see there's no battery left. You may have different scenario but same predicament.

SpareOne Emergency Phone is very useful in cases like this. SpareOne is a stripped bare to essentials. It worth just $50 and does not require a SIM card. The phone will function as long as you are near a GSM cell tower. The phone can be used in North, Central and parts of South America.

It has One-touch emergency services button. It also said that the battery life holds a charge for up to fifteen years with as much as 10 hours of talk time. On top of the phone there's a LED torchlight can also flash SOS emergency signal. You can also bring it when you're out for a bike since it is waterproof. It has built in panic siren.

The phone is powered by Energizer’s® powerful Ultimate Lithium AA

This emergency phone is essential in home, car, emergency first aid kit, bike, RV, or your kids backpack. It is really easy to use, if you have an emergency, just press the red cross button to call 911.

Friday, December 5, 2014

Sony Hacked: Personal Data of Hollywood Stars and Sony Employees Posted Online

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Sony Hacked, sony, hacking, GOP

Hacked files includes informations like Social Security Numbers, address, password, email address, salaries for 47,000 Employees and Actors, that includes Seth Rogen, James Franco, Sylvester Stallone, Judd Apatow and Rebel Wilson.

The Wall Street Journal reported that the Sony hacking attack is getting worse. The report said that the data-security firm Identity Finder LLC analyzed 33,000 of the SPE documents and discover personal information, salaries and home addresses for individuals who are employed by Sony Pictures from as far back as 2000. All of the data analyzed by Identity Finder was stored in Microsoft Excel files without password protection.

The hackers who are taking credit for the hack and the posting online called themselves Guardians of Peace. Sony was first hit by cyberattack last November 24, 2014.

Also, an unidentified Reddit user posted an image allegedly from a Sony computer screen, which said "Hacked By #GOP

Warning: We've already warned you, and this is just the beginning.
We continue till our request be met.
We've obtained all your internal data including your secrets and top secrets.
If you don't obey us, we'll release data shown below to the world.
Determine what will you do till November the 24th, 11:00 PM(GMT).

It is suspected that the cyber-attack was done by North Korea or its supporters because of the Sony Pictures comedy  movie "The Interview" starred by Seth Rogen and James Franco as TV reporters who are recruited to carry out an assassination attempt on North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. The movie is scheduled for release December 25.

The leaked also revealed the cost of the movie which is $44 million and Seth Rogen got $8.4 million, while Franco was paid $6.5 million.

The files containing the list of massive data allegedly was gathered from Sony Entertainment’s network contain a gigabyte of dumped text (638.4 and 397.8 megabytes, respectively). These includes:
  • PDF files that apparently contain the passports, visas, and other associated identity documents of cast and crew for various Sony productions, such as actors Jonah Hill, Cameron Diaz, and Angelina Jolie (plus a file called Emmerich, Roland Greencard.pdf).
  • Over 700 documents containing passwords, including spreadsheets and Word files titled “FTP passwords,” “ResearchPasswords," “ACCOUNTING PASSWORDS,” “Personal passwords,” and other files named for specific creative resource sites. There is also a file called “CA Breach Notification for User Names and Passwords (MoFo).pdf,” which someone at Sony will likely be referring to shortly.
  • 179 Outlook archival .pst mailboxes, including the mail folder of an executive at Sony Pictures Releasing Canada, an IT Audit Supervisor at Sony, as well as many “archive.pst” and “backup.pst” files.
  • Password protected documents—with their passwords in their names. (PASSWORD PALABRA SECRETA NISSAN.xlsx, PwC 2007 Report_PASSWORD_pwcemc60.pdf).
  • Sensitive business documents including film budgets (“JR_Accrued Mktg Cost 0513 - Evil Dead.xls”) and contract documents (“Cameron Diaz - Pre-approved Medical Rider.doc”).
  • Personal credentials including private key files and 1Password database backups.
  • Media files for television shows that aren’t Sony Pictures products and may have been pirated copies on an employee's desktop:
Adventure Time-2x04a-Power Animal.avi
Adventure Time Her Parents.avi
Adventure Time The Silent King.avi
Adventure Time-2x09b-Susan Strong.avi
Adventure Time-2x11a-Belly of the Beast.avi

Here is the reddit thread about the Sony hacking

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Samsung HDTV Black Friday Deals

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It's Black Friday and the biggest deals of the year is on! Samsung have released their Black Friday sale on Amazon which includes HDTVs.

You can save up to 45% discount on selected Samsung TVs. Majority of the TVs that are included in the promo deal Supports 3D, which is really popular among consumers since it offers a new and enjoyable experience watching movies in 3D at home or playing video games in 3D.

Samsung Black Friday Deals on Amazon includes the Samsung UN65HU8550 65-Inch 4K Ultra HD 120Hz 3D Smart LED TV (Black Friday Special), it is the hottest big ticket item this year.

 If you prefer smaller HDTVs to save money since it is more affordable, they do offer 24" inches like the Samsung UN24H4000 24-Inch 720p 60Hz LED TV, though it is not a smart TV it has wide colour enhancer and good motion clarity that result to a stunning picture quality. The original price is $180, and now you can get it for only $127.99.

You can check more Good deals here:

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Thursday, November 20, 2014

Watch out Google Here Comes Yahoo, Firefox Drops Google for Yahoo Search Engine

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Mozilla's browser have chosen Yahoo as its default search engine, Google has been the default search engine on Mozilla's Firefox browsers since 2004. Firefox will be using Yahoo Search Engine starting December.

Yahoo has said that they will be launching a brand new, “clean, modern and immersive design” that will match Firefox’s sleek new look. Mozilla Firefox and Google has been at odds with each other that started when Google created their own browser, Google Chrome.

Starting December Firefox users will automatically be redirected to Yahoo’s search website if they use the search feature that is located on the upper right corner of the browser. Mozilla has also partnered with China based search engine Baidu and Russian Yandex search engine. These search engines will also be made into Firefox’s default program in starting December.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Microsoft launched Lumia 535 without the Nokia name

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Microsoft has launched the Lumia 535 dropping the Nokia name and said that they will be pricing the low-cost smartphone with a very affordable price. Microsoft bought the Finnish company's handset unit for $7.2 billion in April.

Microsoft Lumia 535 is run by the latest Windows Phone 8.1 operating system. It has a 5 inchess 960 x 540-pixel display and it is powered by a 1.2-GHz quad-core processor with 1GB of RAM. The internal storage is 8GB that is expandable with a microSD card. It also has a 15GB of free OneDrive cloud storage. It also feature a wide-angle 5 megapixel front-facing camera.

The Lumia 535 will cost around 110 Euro (US$135) without a SIM card before taxes and subsidies.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Oppo U3 Specs and Benchmark Revealed

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It looks like the Chinese tech company will be releasing another device after they have unveiled the N3 and the R5.

Oppo U3 has been rumored but not yet announced. The phone got benchmarked by GFXBench which means that it will reveal some of its important specs.The smartphone Oppu U3, looks like a mid-range smartphone that is for consumer who loves phones with smaller screen size. The standard screen size today is 5 inches above.

The Oppo U3 based on the benchmarked by GFXBench will come with a Full HD 4.6 inches display 1080p touchscreen with 479 pixels per inch. It will be powered by an octa-core MediaTek MT6752 SOC clocked at 1.7 GHz paired with 2 GB of RAM. It has a 12 mega pixel rear camera with 4K (UHD) video recording support, and a 5 mega pixel front camera with 1080p video capture, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and GPS. It runs Android 4.4.4 KitKat.

The head scratcher with this device is the 1.1 GB of internal storage, which is significantly low. I can't think of any latest smartphones with that amount of internal storage. It is possible that this is an early prototype that is use for testing purposes.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Oppo N3 Launching on October 29

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Oppo will launch their newest flagship Android smartphone known as "N3" on October 29 in Singapore. Then have been teasing the public with their newest smartphone and the company's CEO has even leaked camera images taken from the phone on his Weibo account.

Oppo is expected to have 5.5" 1080p display, powered by Snapdragon 805. It is rumored to have a 16 Megapixel rotary camera with a 1/2.3 inch sensor. The price is expected to be around $700 (CNY4,298)

Oppo N3 is the successor to the Oppo N1, they are also expected to launch another device, probably a smartphone with lower specs. It is also rumored that the Oppo N3 will be the slimmest phone in the market at 4mm thick.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Amazon Kindle Voyage

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Amazon Kindle Voyage is a great device for reading e-books it has great features like PagePress, that lets you move from one page to another by lightly pressing the side bezel. It's a good upgrade from old function to turn pages. It has a Paperwhite display and the pixel density and clarity are also upgraded at 300 pixels per inch. The device has a new design and it is 7.6 mm thin and weighs less than 6.4 ounces.

Amazon priced the device at $199, which I feel is a little bit too much for just an Ebook reader, it's not a tablet. A lot of reviewers of this device also feels that way.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Toyota recalls 1.67 Million Vehicles

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Toyota announced a recall involving 1.75 million vehicles globally to fix mechanical defects that include faulty brake master cylinder that could affect the vehicle's brake performance. Majority of the recalls affected are those sold in Japan vehicles involved are Crown Majesta, Crown, Noah, Voxy, Corolla Rumion, Lexus, and Auris models. The company said that brake performance slowly degrade if the problem is not fixed. About 1.05 million vehicles will be recalled in Japan and 615,000 vehicles are from other countries.

Toyota is involved in a string of massive vehicle recall, they have recalled 6.39 million vehicles globally in April, then another recalled another 2.3 million vehicles globally for faulty airbag inflators in June.

Their latest recall includes 802,000 Crown Majesta, Crown, Noah and Voxy models that were made from June 2007 to June 2012. Toyota will replace a rubber seal ring in the brake master cylinder to prevent brake fluid from leaking. If there is already a leak, they will replace the brake booster.

Another recall of 759,000 vehicles globally, which includes 423,000 in the United States, will repair faulty fuel delivery pipes that could cause fire if there is a fuel leak.

The company will also recall 190,000 front-wheel drive Corolla Rumion and Auris models built between October 2006 and October 2014 in Japan. Those vehicles are not equipped with an idling feature to fix a defective fuel evaporative emission control unit.

Monday, October 6, 2014

GoPro Hero 4 Series

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The new GoPro Hero 4 series has three new models to choose from the GoPro Hero4 Black, GoPro Hero 4 Silver, and GoPro Hero basic. 

The GoPro Hero 4 Black (top of the line) shoots 4K video recording at 30 fps, 2.7k video at 60fps, and 1080p video at 120fps. It is 1080p Full HD video. Using the GoPro companion app you can connect wirelessly with your smartphones through Bluetooth or Wi-Fi. The price of the GoPro Hero4 Black is $499.

The GoPro Hero 4 Silver (midrange) can capture 2.7k at 30fps, 1080p at 60fps, and 720p at 120fps. It also has Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity. It has an all-new intuitive touchscreen interface. Silver is priced at $399.

GoPro basic Hero camera (budget) is the entry level of the Hero 4 series. It captures 720p video at 60 fps and 1080p video at 30 fps. It can also capture 5-megapixel stills at a maximum rate of 5 fps. It is priced at $129.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

NVIDIA Shield tablet Features and Specs

NVIDIA Shield tablet Features and Specs, NVIDIA Shield, gaming tablet

NVIDIA Shield is a fancy gaming tablet that is LTE enabled. Since this tablet is for gaming it has a powerful CPU quad-core (Tegra K1) Cortex A15r3 processor which is clocked at 2.2 GHz with a reliable GPU Kepler 1 SMX. The RAM for the Shield is 2GB and your choice of 16 GB or 32 GB internal storage capacity. You can expand the storage by up to 128 GB using a microSD.

The display size of Shield is 8 inchess IPS LCD display which is very good for playing games and watching movie. The screen resolution is 1,920 x 1,200 pixels.

The casing is high grain polycarbonate matte finish. However, this tablet is quite heavy at 390 grams and bulky at 9.2 mm thick, which can give you stiff hands. It also has 5 megapixel primary camera and 5 megapixel secondary camera. It is powered by 5197 mAh battery. It runs on Android KitKat version 4.4.

LTE-enabled 32 GB version: US$399
16 GB version: US$299

This tablet is not for everybody, it's specially designed for gamers.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Samsung Galaxy Alpha Offered at $199.99 from AT&T

Samsung Galaxy Alpha, AT&T, smartphones, phones, cellphones

AT&T stores will be offering the very elegant Samsung Galaxy Alpha on this day September 26, 2014. AT&T offers the Samsung Galaxy Alpha for just $199.99 with 2-year contract. The new smartphone is also offered for AT&T's Next Installment plan, which is their trade in program.

If you want no string attached with no-contract plan, AT&T offers it at $612.99.

Here are the Specification of Samsung Galaxy Alpha:

Display: 4.7 inches Super AMOLED HD capacitive touchscreen 720 x 1280 pixels
CPU: Quad-core 1.8 GHz Cortex-A15 & quad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A7
GPU: Mali-T628 MP6
Memory: 32 GB internal storage, standard microSD card slot
Camera: Primary - 12 MP with 4x optical zoom, 4608 x 2592 pixels, autofocus, LED flash, Secondary - 2.1 MP
Battery:  1,860 mAh
OS:     Android OS, v4.4.4 KitKat
Other features: Samsung fingerprint scanner, Samsung S Health Application

Monday, September 15, 2014

Motorola Moto X Available for Preorders

Motorola, Moto X, Moto 360, Moto 360 Wireless Charger, Preorder, Smartphone, Smartphones, Android, Android Kitkat, Android phones

Motorola announced that their newest flagship smartphone the Moto X will be available for preorders on September 16, 2014, starting 1100 hours Central Time on Tuesday, September 16, 2014. Moto Hint, a  wireless Bluetooth earbud, and Moto 360 Android Wear smartwatch will also be available for preorders.

AT&T Moto X is priced from $100 with a two-year locked in phone plan with AT&T. You can also preorder a no string attached Moto X with an unlocked SIM card from $500. You can purchase the Moto Hint Bluetooth earbud at $150, and the Motorola Turbo Charger that can charge your phone under 15 minutes at $35.

The Moto Hint wireless Bluetooth earpiece has the capacity to control to your smartphone remotely.

Motorola Moto X Quick Specifications:

Display: 5.2-inch active-matrix organic LED, resolution of 1920 x 1080, pixel 423 per square inch
Processor: quad core 2.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor
OS: Android version KitKat 4.4.4
Graphics: Adreno 330 graphics processing unit
Storage: 16 GB or 32 GB
Battery:  2,300mAh
Camera: 13 megapixel main
WiFi, LTE, NFC capable

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Apple's Big Product Launch

Apple's Big Product Launch, Apple

Apple will be launching their new products on Tueday September 9, 2014 10 a.m. PT at the Flint Center for the Performing Arts in Cupertino, California. It is expected that the company will present their wearable device called the “iWatch.” However, the main highlight of the show will be the new iPhone with a larger and much tougher Sapphire Glass screen. There is a rumor that Apple will unveil two iPhone 6 smartphones, one with a 4.7 inches screen and a 5.5-inches screen.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

HP Will recall 6 million laptop power cables because of fire risk

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HP recalls over 6 million LS-15 AC power cords in the US and Canada because of fire and burn risks. HP and the US Consumer Product Safety Commission stated that there have been reports of minor burns and property damage because of overheating and melting of the power cord.

Consumers are also been advised to check the power cables of their HP and Compaq laptops if the power cables are heating up.

US Consumer Product Safety Commission said in a statement that "Customers should immediately stop using and unplug the recalled power cords and contact Hewlett-Packard to order a free replacement."

The affected power cords are for HP and Compaq laptops that were sold worldwide with their notebook and mini notebook laptops between September 2010 and June 2012.

If you own one please contact HP Customer Care 1-877-219-6676 or go to HP website to have it replaced immediately.

Friday, August 15, 2014

USB Type-C: Reversible for Easy Fit

USB Type-C: Reversible for Easy Fit, reversible USB

Have you experience plugging in a USB cable but it wont fit and you have to try it a couple of times before you get it right? That won't be a problem anymore with the new reversible USB connector called "USB Type-C." This will be a great upgrade if you are using Apple gadgets you will notice that their adapters are easy to connect.

It is also said that the USB Type-C will have the same size of a micro-USB Type-B connector. It will also be a variation of the 10Gbps USB 3.1 standard, that will be definitely faster than the USB 3.0.

Ilan Spillinger, Microsoft Corporate Vice-President said, "USB Type-C interface will be the next generation industry standard for high speed wired local connectivity. It will offer more intuitive consumer experience by means of reversible plug orientation and cable direction designs. Further, this new USB Type-C allows for radically higher data speeds and power carrying capabilities compared to the existing methods. As one of the key industry players behind the new design, we at Microsoft believe this is an important milestone in consumer electronics ecosystem development."

Monday, August 4, 2014

Facebook Outage Again

Facebook Outage

What's happening to Facebook? They had an outage for the second time last Friday August 1, 2014. Facebook said that they had a technical problems on their social media network Relevant Products/Services which caused the service interruptions that affected more than 1.3 billion Facebook users. Facebook suffered similar outage last June 19, this year which downed their site for 20 minutes.

Facebook users were not happy about it they used Twitter to express their dissatisfaction using the hashtag #facebookdown. They can play Candy Crush or keep up with their online friends.

Some Los Angeles residents was so mad at the outage that they call 911 just to report the outage. Sgt. Burton Brink, public information officer of the Los Angeles County Sheriff office, Tweeted berating the people who called 911 just report about the Facebook outage.

"Facebook is not a Law Enforcement issue, please don't call us about it being down, we don't know when FB will be back up!"

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Apple Bought BookLamp to Compete with Amazon

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Amazon has been one of the leader in giving book recommendations now Apple wants to tap into the Amazon store market and lead them to their iBooks store by acquiring the "Pandora for Books."

Apple confirmed that they are buying BookLamp for about $15 million, though they have not released specific information about it. BookLamp is based in Boise, Idaho and develops big data-style book analytics services. Their platform let users to search for suggested books to read based on the natural language analysis of other titles that will improve the quality of Apple's iBooks app that just offers top titles, author spotlights, and categories without recommending related titles. Apple with BookLamp will give value by giving users trusted recommendations to the readers.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Nokia Lumia 930

Nokia Lumia 930

Lumia 930 is the latest smartphone from Nokia it is the flagship for the Lumia line. It runs on Windows Phone 8.1. It has a very clear 5 inches Full HD OLED display that is great for watching movies, TV shows, YouTube videos, and play games. It also comes with a very powerful camera, the 20MP PureView camera with optical image stabilization and ZEISS optics that gives you crisp and clear images. You can also add effects on your images through imaging apps like Nokia Creative Studio and Nokia Refocus. 

Lumia 930 is packed with a very powerful 2.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor that gives speed and power in making video and playing games. It also has a Sensor Core that track your activity on the daily basis that can be great in fitness apps.

After releasing the Lumia 930 to the public, Nokia has seeded a firmware update for the smartphone that was launched with Lumia Cyan update on it. There's a new update however, there are no official changelog available yet. It is said that the new update will have fixes and improvements to its hardware. The firmware update comes with build version

Monday, July 14, 2014

iPhone 6 Clone

iPhone 6 Clone

iPhone 6 Clone

Check out the iPhone 6 clone, it looks so identical to the original that you will definitely mistake it for a real iPhone 6. It is an exact replica of the iPhone 6, which also runs on an operating system that is also similar to iOS. It was first reported on Nowhereelse.

It was not indicated on the report who assembled the unit. The iPhone 6 Clone will only be in China.

The iPhone 6 will have two display sizes 4.7-inches and 5.5-inches. It will also be powered by Apple A8 processor and will run on iOS 8.

Friday, July 11, 2014

LG Roll-able 18 inches OLED display

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LG Roll-able 18 inches OLED display, LG Rollable 18 inches OLED display, transparent screen, LG display

LG a South Korean display panel maker has presented their very innovative prototype of a transparent OLED display screen that looks like a plastic sheet that can be rolled up and is very flexible. The 18-inch flexible display can be used for future flexible TVs. It has a resolution of 1200x810 pixels. However, the images on this screen is not as crisp as the latest flat displays with ultra-high definition technology.

According to LG, the display is made of high molecular substance-based polyimide film which gives it its flexibility characteristics instead of using plastic.

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Another panel is transparent, and LG brag about a remarkable reduction in hazy images and up to 30% increase in transmittance, which is responsible for the screen's transparent effect.

The R&D Vice President of LG said that they are very confident that they will successfully develop an Ultra HD flexible and transparent OLED TV by 2017.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

HTC One mini 2

HTC One mini 2

As you have noticed that major smartphones manufacturers are now releasing the mini version of their flagship phones. You got "Galaxy S5 mini", "Sony Xperia Z1 Compact", and "HTC One mini 2".

In this post, let us look closely at "HTC One mini 2". Base on its appearance the HTC One mini 2 is like a smaller twin of the HTC One M8, but if you check out the components they are completely different. The mini don't have UltraPixel Duo camera at the back. The smartphone is also made more out of plastic than with metal.

Here is the specification:

Display: 4.5 inches 720 x 1280 pixels, Super LCD2 capacitive touchscreen
CPU: Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7, Qualcomm Snapdragon 400
Operating System: Android OS, v4.4.2 (KitKat)
Internal Memory: 16 GB, can be expanded with microSD, up to 128 GB
Camera: 13 MP, 4128 x 3096 pixels, autofocus, LED flash (main)
5 MP, 1080p@30fps (front)
Battery: Non-removable Li-Po 2110 mAh battery

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Samsung Galaxy S5 Sport by Sprint

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Sprint and Samsung teamed up for another version of Samsung flagship smartphone the Galaxy S5 named "Samsung Galaxy S5 Sport." This smartphone that is exclusively distributed by Sprint is similar to S5 Active. The phone will be able to handle Sprint's Spark 4G LTE network. The difference of the Galaxy S5 Sport to the original Galaxy S5 is that it has physical Android buttons and a textured back to avoid slipping. Samsung Galaxy S5 Sport is built for toughness and the outdoors since it has IP67 rating for dust and water resistance.

Sprint said the phone will be sold on July 25, 2014 for $0 down (plus tax) and 24 monthly payments of $27.09. It will include free MapMyFitness MVP for a year and 6 months Spotify premium.

Samsung Galaxy S5 Sport Specification:

Display: 5.1-inch Full HD Super AMOLED® display (1920x1080)
Processor: 2.5GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 chipset
Memory: 2GB of RAM
Internal storage: 16GB
Camera: 16MP back; 2MP front
microSD card slot
Heart rate monitor
Android™ 4.4.2, KitKat

*MapMyFitness uses GPS to track all fitness activities, and records workout details, including duration, distance, pace, speed, elevation, calories burned and route traveled on an interactive map

Check out more information about it here.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Cricket Wireless First Windows Phone with No-Contract Plan

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Cricket Wireless launch today June 10, 2014 the Nokia Lumia 1320 "phablet" for their No-Contract Plan. The Nokia Lumia 1320 is a very versatile "phablet", it has large screen 6" super-sensitive HD display. It is a 4G LTE device and exclusively available in Cricket stores and online starting this Friday, June 13, 2014.

The Cricket Wireless No-contract plan is really affordable with their 2-in-1 solution for subscribers that wants to use only one device for all functions like talking, texting, surfing, and streaming. Cricket Wireless offers the Nokia Lumia 1320 for only $229.99 No-Contract Plan this price is after a $50 mail-in-rebate Cricket Visa® Promotion Card.

Andy Smoak, Cricket Wireless AVP of Product said: "Our expanding lineup of new and popular phones on top of a nationwide, reliable network offering more 4G LTE coverage than Sprint, T-Mobile, and Metro PCS, period, is a differentiator mobile customers will enjoy every day. With the Nokia Lumia 1320 we are providing big value to customers at a budget friendly price."

Cricket Wireless Advantages:
  • Monthly rate plans $35, $45 and $55 after a $5 credit for using Auto Pay
  • You can save up to $90 monthly for multiple-line accounts
  • 4 lines for $100 per month with a multi-line account
  • Unlimited international texting
  • Rewards program to loyal customers, $50 credit annually on any new phone purchase
The Cricket Wireless Promotion Visa® Card offer will end on July 10, 2014.

Here is the summary specification of Nokia Lumia 1320:
  • Windows Phone 8 operating system
  • 6" super-sensitive HD display
  • sturdy Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3
  • dual cameras, 1080p video recording (back 5MP, front 0.3)
  • Processor name: Qualcomm Snapdragon™ S4, Dual-core 1.7 GHz     
  • RAM: 1 GB
  • Mass memory: 8 GB
  • Expandable memory card using MicroSD up to 64GB

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini

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Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini, smartphone, samsung, Samsung S5

Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini, smartphone, samsung, Samsung S5

The rumored Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini is gaining popularity online. A lot of people are searching for it, and there are a lot leaked photos. Above is another leaked photo that are available online.

It shows that the rumored Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini will also have a perforated pattern back panel. It also shows a rubber sealing on the back cover of the phone suggesting that it can be water-resistant or dust-resistant.

The Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini is rumored to have a 4.5-inch 720p HD Super AMOLED display. It will be powered by Samsung Exynos 3 Quad chip (Exynos 3470) 1.4GHz. The smartphone will have Mali-400 graphics that is good for games. It is rumored to have 1.5GB of RAM, and 8 MP rear camera. The front camera is 2.1MP. The storage is 16GB expandable with a microSD. Like the flagship Samsung Galaxy S5 the mini is also equipped with a heart-rate sensor. 

There is still no launch date set by Samsung.

Monday, May 26, 2014

HTC One M8 Ace Specs

HTC One M8 Ace Specs, HTC One M8 Ace, smartphone

HTC One M8 Ace is the low-end and cheaper plastic version of HTC One M8. The photo is a render from It is scheduled to be launched on June 3, 2014.

Here is the rumored specifications of HTC One M8 Ace:

- 5-inch full HD display
- 2.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 quad-core processor
- 2GB of RAM
- Android 4.4
- Sense 6.0
- 2600 mAh battery
- 13MP rear camera and 5MP front camera

Unlike the One M8 the Ace will not have the Duo or Ultrapixel camera. The smartphone is equipped with a front-facing Boomsound stereo speakers and support for Dot View case. also said that HTC One M8 Ace could be released as HTC One M8 Vogue edition.

Friday, May 2, 2014

New LG smartphones and smartwatch will be Unveiled this month

LG G3, price, specs, release date

LG announced that they will have a product launch event for May 27, 2014 that will take happen in six (6) location namely: London, New York, San Francisco, Seoul, Singapore and Istanbul.

LG is hyping up and adding suspense by teasing the tech junkies with their e-invite using the tagline "To be simple is to be Great" quoting  Ralph Waldo Emerson. There have also been a report that LG is planning to launch their latest flagship smartphone "LG G3" in the first half of 2014 instead of the 2nd half that was previously reported.

Leaks about LG's smartphone shows a 2K QHD (super high resolution) screen, a huge camera and a new exciting interface that have better customization on it. It is also expected to have better specs than the Samsung Galaxy S5.

LG is also expected to unveil their new smartwatch known as "G Watch" which will run on Google's Android Wear operating system. It will be water and dust resistant.

What I'm really excited about his new LG G3 is its screen which is 2K Quad HD display. Imagine, a small phone having a 720p screen with a resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixel count which is usually for high-end desktop monitors. It will surely have a very sharp display.

They also said that the G3 will use the same graphics RAM that is used for the G2. GRAM is good for battery life since it make sure not to refresh the display if you are on a static screen like reading an email or an ebook.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Nintendo Game Boy Is Now 25

Nintendo Game Boy

Yes, you are that old. Nintendo's iconic Game Boy has turned 25 this week. The handheld game device was launched on 21 April 1989 and it revolutionized handheld gaming with its basic but addictive games.

Nintendo Game Boy device originally came bundled with Tetris, the legendary puzzle video game invented by Soviet researcher Alexey Pajitnov. The Game Boy was pretty basic handheld game device. It is powered by a 4.19MHz 8-bit processor and with just 8KB of RAM. The device is not capable of playing complex graphics. The display is just measly 160 by 144 pixels and four shades of gray.

Though it doesn't have the power and complex graphics, it outsell by a large margin more powerful handheld gaming device like Atari Lynx and Sega Game Gear.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Samsung Galaxy S5 Launch

Samsung Galaxy S5 Launch

Samsung the biggest smartphone manufacturer in the world will launch their latest smartphone flagship, the Galaxy S5 on Saturday April 12, 2014 in 125 countries that includes countries in Europe, Asia, and America. 

Other gadgets that will be launched on Saturday besides the Galaxy S5, are Samsung Gear 2 and Samsung Gear 2 Neo smartwatches, and Samsung Gear Fit health tracker.

Experts claim that the Samsung Galaxy S5 will have the fastest processor compared to other smartphones in the market today. Galaxy S5 has also new features like finger scanner that offers extra security, biometric screen-locking feature and a safe mobile payment system. It also have S Health, which is a personal fitness tracker. The new Samsung Galaxy S5 is dust and waterproof.

The Galaxy S5 will be offered by major US carrier like T-Mobile, Verizon Wireless, AT&T, and Sprint for about $200 with contract.

Retailers priced the Fit health tracker at about $200, just like the Gear 2 Neo smartwatch, while the standard Gear 2 runs are usually offered at $300. 

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

New HTC One (M8) Quick Specs

HTC One M8, HTC, smartphones, tech

The HTC One (M8) is the new flagship device of the Taiwanese manufacturer of smartphones and tablets HTC. The new HTC One (M8) has a bigger screen size, new camera features, and updated software. The device is only available online at Verizon Wireless (started on March 25, 2014) with a price of $199.99 with a new activation. The company said, wider North American availability is expected by 10 April 2014. 

The HTC One M8 has a metal unibody casing, a display of 5-inch 1920x1080 screen. It is powered by a 2.3GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor, and equipped with a powerful front-facing speakers. It has a 2GB of RAM. A choice of 16GB or 32GB of internal storage, that is expandable using a Micro SD card slot. It has a 2,600 mAh battery.

Personally, the HTC One M8 is really impressive the design is amazing and don't look cheap.

HTC also said that the phone can last up to 2 weeks on a full charge when you placed it on its new power saving mode, 60 hours when on 20% charge, 30 hours on 10%, and 15 hours when 5% of the battery left.

HTC One M8 Specifications:

  • OS: Android KitKat(R) with HTC Sense(TM) 6
  • Display: 5-inch Super LCD3 1080P Display, 1,920 x 1,080; 441ppi
  • Camera: Rear Duo camera with UltraPixel & 5-megapixel front facing camera
  • Processor: 2.3GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801
  • RAM: 2GB RAM
  • Memory: 16GB or 32GB internal Storage. Support for up to 128GB microSD card.
  • Battery: 2600mAh
  • Colors: Gray, silver, gold
  • Size: 146.36 x 70.6 x 9.35mm
  • Weight: 5.64 oz
  • Carriers: AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Jailbreak to Unlock iPhone 5s/5c/5/4s with iOS 7.0.6 and 7.0.5

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Getthebest365 team has released the latest tool that can unlock/untethered jailbreak iOS 7 and iPhone 5s/5c/5 for iOS 7.0.5/7.0.6. Also the jailbreak iphone untethered iOS 7.0.4 / 7.0.5 has been released for people using Windows systems. 

iOS 7.0.4/7.0.5 have finally fixed the Exchange calendar bug that Jailbreak or unlock the latest iPhone 5 iOS 7.0.5/7 and iPhone 4S iOS 7.0.4 was draining the battery supply.

They also said that iPhone 5 can be jailbroken on iOS 7.0.4/7.0.5/7, which means you can update to iOS 7.0.4 and re-jailbreak to enjoy the perks of an untethered jailbreak on your iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

They also said that the jailbreaking and unlocking process is reversible and the jailbreak will be undetectable. However, before doing the process it is advisable to perform a full backup of all information on the device.

Just a friendly note, Jailbreak or Unlock your iPhone only if you know what you're doing, if not PLEASE DON'T. 

To Unlock your iPhone with any carrier visit their official website:

Sunday, March 2, 2014

GOQii: Wearable Device Fitness Tracker Launched

GOQii, Wearable Device, Fitness Tracker

GOQii is a wearable device that tracks your workouts. It acts like a coach that motivates you to do better and strive harder. It is like the FuelBand from Nike.

GOQii is project by Indian entrepreneur Vishal Gondal. An Indian Actress, Madhuri Dixit-Nene is also an investor in this company.

This device cost 9,999INR or US$ 162. The device is equipped with a motion sensor that monitors calories that you have shed and distance that you have covered.

Depending on how it do in test runs, it will be made available in UK, US, and Singapore.

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Samsung Galaxy S5 Release Date

Samsung Galaxy S5 Release Date, Samsung Galaxy S5, Galaxy S5

Samsung Galaxy S5 Release Date, Samsung Galaxy S5, Galaxy S5

Samsung Galaxy S5 Release Date is confirmed, they will host an Unpacked 5 Event on February 24, 2014 Monday in Barcelona, Spain. 

It was also revealed by cover-case maker Spigen that Samsung will be sold in two variants, Standard and Prime. It was listed on their Amazon account.

Galaxy S5 is rumored to come out with a 5.25-inch screen AMOLED display for the two variants but they will have different screen resolutions. The Prime will have 2560x1440p 560 ppi display while the standard will have full HD (1920x1080p) 440 plus ppi.

The smartphone is also expected have new features like water and dust proof technology, multi-hovering technology and head-tracking gesture control and fingerprint sensor.

The device will have 2.5Ghz Snapdragon805 or 2.0Ghz Octa-core Exynos6 (64-bit). It is also suggested that Galaxy S5 will run on new the Android v4.4 KitKat OS.

Here's the 2nd official teaser video of Samsung Galaxy S5:


Saturday, February 15, 2014

Google Play malware Infecting more Gadgets

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New Malware that targets Google's app store Google Play is believe to have infected more than 300,000 gadgets according to a blog post by Pandalabs.

On their blog post it said the malware will acquire the phone number of the device without the user knowledge, it will then go to a website and will register it to a premium SMS service. The premium service will ask for a confirmation so that it can be activated meaning it will send a text message to that number with a PIN code, which needed to be sent back to active the service and start charging you money. The app will snatch the PIN code and confirm the services for the user.

On their blog post they have cited one case of this kind of malicious apps.

The security company advised users to make sure to read the permissions needed to install every application, and if it asks to read SMS and connect to the Internet but such connection is not really needed, do not install it.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Xbox Music update for Windows 8.1 App: Fixes and Parental advisory

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Microsoft's Xbox services will be updating the Xbox Music app for Windows 8.1, it's just a minor updates. The updates will fix bugs and will add a parental advisory on albums that have explicit lyrics. Also the "now playing screen" will display the current song that is playing, and songs that was played prior and the next song on the list.

Monday, February 3, 2014

A Device that Turns your Palm to a Touch Screen Pad

Wearable Tech, wearable device, Fin, Thumb transmitter turns your palm into a virtual keypad

Here's an interesting tech news, an Indian IT-start up company has developed a wearable transmitter that is based on gesture that will turn your palm to a virtual touch pad interface. The device is shaped like a ring that they called Fin. It is placed on the thumb, it transmits information and communicate with other device through Bluetooth.

The wearable device can control up to three devices like smart TVs, smartphones, smart radios, and smart appliances through swipes and taps.

Rohildev Nattukallingal, the head of Koch-based RHL Vision Technologies the company behind Fin said,

"People in today's world are becoming more busy, but still they are wasting a lot of time interacting with their smart devices. Fin removes this interaction gap by allowing users to quickly interact with those devices."