Windows Phone 8.1; First Impressions

Microsoft went official with the Windows Phone 8.1 earlier this month, and after few days, released the developers preview as promised. Windows Phone 8.1 is the first major update, and will be hitting all the devices running Windows Phone 8.1. The update comes with a host of changes, both major and under the hood. Cortana being one of the biggest. Moving on, the update will be hitting the users who are running Windows Phone 8.1 devices in couple of months. Though the devices which will be running the Windows Phone 8.1 will be launching by the end of this month or the start of next one.

But… as stated before, Microsoft released the update for all the developers, but it’s fairly obvious that not everyone is a developer. So what should we do to get access to the developers build? Well, there are two ways of doing so. You can either pay $19 to Microsoft, that will grant you the permission to publish your apps on Windows Phone Store or you can simply register through App Studio for free, this will also grant you the developer status and you’ll be able to get the Windows Phone 8.1 up and running on the your device. Continue Reading →

Alleged LG G3 Images

We’ve been waiting for LG to announce the successor to the LG G2 as well as the latest flagship LG G3, but over the time, we’ve only heard rumours and speculations about what might be coming. So far, we know that the phone might be coming with a 5.5 inches of QHD display, and some other notable features including the Snadragon 800/801 processor along with 3 gigs of RAM. Then there were some more reports suggesting that the phone will feature a flat UI, we also got our hands on a screen shot to prove that.

Now the latest leak shows us two images of what seems like the Japanese variant of LG G3. The phone is dubbed LG Isai, and should be heading to Japan. The pictures we’ve got our hands on are showing the phone in two different colour and also revealing some interesting information about the phone itself. Continue Reading →

Samsung Outs Galaxy Gear Compatibility List

Samsung just released a new list that contains the names of all the devices that will be compatible with Galaxy Gear smart phones. The list has 8 tablets, and 12 smart phones on it, covering almost all the phones that are running Android 4.3 Jell Bean or later. The Gear smart watches will work only on devices by Samsung, something that is pretty obvious. The devices were initially supported by the latest flagship, but now Samsung has unveiled a list showing 19 more devices.

You can download the Gear Manager and Gear Fit Manager, the required apps that are used to sync the smart watches. You can use Galaxy Gear 2, Galaxy Gear Fit and Galaxy Gear 2 Neo on the following smart phones and tabs.

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Amazon’s Smartphone Leaks Out

Keeping aside all the new smartphones from big shots, today we have our hands on a smart phone from Amazon. Before we continue, it’s important to be aware of the fact that the phone hasn’t been announced as of yet. We got our hands on three leaked images and some other information about the upcoming smart phone shedding light on the specifications of the device. The design looks dubious but then again, it’s enclosed in a plastic shell so you can’t see how the actual phone looks like.

Now the most interesting thing about this smart phone is the fact that it is sporting five front facing cameras. Yes, that’s right. It’s said that one camera will be serving the purpose of a normal camera used for selfies and video calling. While the other 4 cameras will be used for head-tracking 3D effect that won’t be needing any glasses. Pretty nifty, I’d say. Continue Reading →

[How To] : Keep Your Windows XP Safe From Threats After End Of Microsoft Support

Microsoft recently came out with the announcement that it will no longer be providing any support to users having Microsoft XP installed on their systems. This officially marks the end (post April 8th, 2014) of Microsoft XP’s run.

Statistics say that up to 30% of the world’s personal computers (PC’s) are still using the highly popular Windows XP. This is quite a serious figure, which of course means it cannot be ignored.

Microsoft has been pretty busy with encouraging the current Windows XP users to upgrade to the latest version of Windows OS, by pushing the security and safety aspect.

However, there are going to be a lot of users who just won’t or can’t upgrade to the latest version (system limitations for example) and will continue to run the 13 year old Windows XP. This will lead to a major vulnerability for these users, and will lead to security breaches if left unattended.

In this article, we’ll have a look at how you can keep you Windows XP safe from external threats and reduce the chances of being infiltrated by malicious hackers/coders.

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How Much Does The Galaxy S5 Actually Cost?

Samsung announced the Galaxy S5 in February, and recently started shipping the phone in 125 countries making it the biggest launch in Samsung’s history. The phone is currently retailing for 600 euros, and is selling really fast. But is it really worth spending that amount of money on a smart phone which apparently costs less than the retail price? IHS, an analytics company recently did a tear down on the current flagship and later released an estimated cost which was spent building the Galaxy S5.

The total cost that is needed to build a Galaxy S5 is just $256. The cost is tad bit higher than what it took to build the predecessor. The Galaxy S4′s cost was $244. Continue Reading →

OnePlus One Camera Samples

After having our hands on almost all of the details on the upcoming OnePlus One smart phone, we are finally treated with the camera samples of the smart phone. For those who don’t know, OnePlus One will sport a Sony Exmor IMX214 camera with 13 mega pixels. Also, the aperture size of the camera will be f/2.0. The camera will be able to record 4k videos at 30 frames per second and slow-motion videos at 120 frames per second with a resolution of 720p. Apart from these features, the phone will also come with a new feature called Image Stablisation Plus which will be good for reducing “noise and shakiness” in pictures.

The camera samples are courtesy of Kang Yi, who happens to belong to a Chinese university Renmin. She’s posted a couple of photos (mostly selfies) from the upcoming OnePlus One, apart from the pictures taken by Kang Yi, Carl Pei, who happens to be the project chief also decided to post some in door pictures taken by a pre-production unit. Continue Reading →

Sprint Nexus 5 Now Getting Android 4.4.3 Kitkat

Last month, we got the chance to hear the details about a newer version of Android 4.4 Kitkat which was supposed to bring all the bug fixes users were facing in the Android 4.4.2 Kitkat, however, since it was till a rumour, we didn’t have anything solid to say apart from the fact that the version will be hitting the targeted phones pretty soon. The latest news tells us that Sprint has started the roll out of Android 4.4.3 Kitkat on the Nexus 5.

The update carries the build number KTU48F, apart from bringing a host of Android fixes, the update also a enables the Nexus 5 to work on Sprint’s own LTE network on two different bands. We would like to point out that the update is solely for the bugs that plagued the Nexus 5 and doesn’t have any cosmetic changes. Which means that there won’t be any new changes in the UI, something that was suggested by early rumours. Continue Reading →

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