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Google Reveals Android L, Developer Preview Imminent

Google finally went ahead and decided to reveal the upcoming successor to the Android 4.4 Kitkat, Android L (Currently we don’t have any number or the actual name of the OS) and it seems like Google once again will do a complete UI overhaul instead of just minor colour changes we first saw when the Kitkat was announced. For your information, Android 4.4 Kitkat was announced back in October, last year alongside the Nexus 5, which means it has been less than a year for Google to come up with the newer OS version. However, from the looks of it and what we’ve heard so far about the developer preview, seems like Google is firing on all fours.

As obvious as it sounds, the developer preview is only for the developers who are willing to try it out for Google and explore new stuff about the upcoming OS as well as make sure their apps are compatible with the future update. So what exactly is Android L? Continue Reading →

Nokia X2 is Now Official

Remember the report citing that the Nokia X2 (successor to Nokia X) will have an improved hardware as compared to the predecessor? Well, the phone is finally official, and it does come with improved hardware. Despite getting some upgrades here and there, the phone is nowhere near the flagship status. The phone also comes with a larger display and accompanying the display is Nokia’s proprietary ClearBack Display.

Moving on to other technical details, the screen still offers the same resolution (800 x 480 pixels) and offers a pixel density of 217 ppi which should be enough, considering the screen size of the phone. Under the hood, the processor has also received an update, and now the Nokia X2 comes with a dual core Snapdragon 200 processor with each core clocked at 1.2 gigahertz, there’s also 1 gigs of RAM accompanying the Nokia X2. One of the most prominent features apart from the display and the upgraded processor is the latest addition of the home button.

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Samsung Galaxy S5 LTE-A Goes Official

It’s been almost four months since the Samsung Galaxy S5 went official, and ever since, we have been hearing a lot of rumours regarding a beefed up version of the Galaxy S5 probably with a bigger screen resolution and faster hardware. Lot of reports suggested that it will be known as the Galaxy S5 Prime. Well, the rumours were somewhat true, though the phone isn’t known as the Galaxy S5 Prime and will be launching exclusively for Korea.

Today, Samsung went official went official with the Galaxy S5 LTE-A that will be heading to Korea, the phone will be available on all three major carriers. So what does the Galaxy S5 LTE-A has to offer? Well, for starters, the screen size stays the same, but instead of full HD resolution, the screen now comes with QHD resolution, making it the third smart phone to have such a high level of resolution, Oppo Find 7 and LG G3 are already using the resolution. Apart for the resolution bump, the Galaxy S5 LTE-A will be coming with 3 gigs of RAM instead of 2 that was featured in the original Galaxy S5. Continue Reading →

Best Budget Friendly Graphics Cards

PC gamers are one of the most common race you can see in today’s world, while many gamers still prefer their trustworthy consoles considering how they are cheap and they also get a lot of exclusive games, PC gamers on the other hand or mostly veterans. Now the thing with PC gaming is that unlike consoles, it is not a one time thing. If you are planning to play games on full settings and you want your PC to deliver full frames, you will be needing a powerful PC, and a powerful PC in these days isn’t cheap.

There are a lot of components that add up to form a formidable gaming PC, even the most ordinary component such as RAM is now available as gaming RAMs. Anyhow, among all the components, graphics cards, commonly known as GPU (Graphics processing unit) they come as built in on the motherboards however, if you motherboard supports the PCI-E x16 slot, then you can opt for more powerful ones as well that are mainly used for rendering, playing AAA games as well as watching high definition content.

Since the graphics cards’ market is vast and there is plenty to choose from even if you have a specific price tag, people get confused. Here’s the list of best budget friendly graphics card you can purchase, they price tag ranges from $100 to $250 so there’s a lot to choose from.

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[Part 1] Internet Tricks Everyone Should Know

The internet is a fun place to be, and like every other fun place, there are is a countless amount of stuff you can do. More than half of the world is currently on the internet doing all sorts of stuff. When it comes to the internet, there are endless possibilities, from entertainment to professionalism. Internet has it all covered, people have launched successful internet ventures thanks to the Internet, and the same platform have been helpful to a lot of struggling artists out there.

Considering how vast internet is, there are several tricks that a lot of newcomers even some old timers don’t know, while these tricks don’t have a drastic impact on your internet experience, they do however tend to make things a bit more easy and even fun at times. Let’s find out. Continue Reading →

[Part 1] Best Smartphones of 2014

We are halfway through 2014 and during the whole time, we have seen some incredible devices from different OEM’s. Names like Samsung, Nokia, Sony, HTC and LG played their top game and brought us some over the top smart phones, but apart from the big boys, there was another underdog who was waiting for the right moment. A Chinese start up company named OnePlus that was started by former employees of Oppo; another famous Chinese smart phone brand. OnePlus introduced the company’s first ever smart phone and it quickly got all the attention it deserved. We’ll talk about the OnePlus One in details later.

For now, we have six of the best smart phones that were announced in the past 6 months, while some of them are already on sale, few are still awaiting the release. Despite that, no other smart phone is coming close as of yet. Apple is set to announce its next iPhone this year, but till then, we’d have to make do with the Droids, and among these Droids, there is a Windows Phone device as well. So, without further ado, let’s proceed.

Note: The list isn’t ranking the smart phones, it’s just showing the best ones that were announced/released this year. Therefore, the list isn’t in order. Continue Reading →

Best Tips & Tricks For Microsoft Outlook

Microsoft’s Outlook is one of the oldest and most used email client, despite having some rough times, it always manages to bring something new. A lot of people around the world are using Outlook with complete satisfaction, and the largest user base comes directly from countless offices. It’s easy to use, it gets the job done and it doesn’t put any extra pressure on the machine its being used on. That being said, there are some people who have recently moved to Outlook and are looking for an easy way in.

Considering how the program is heavy on the features, it is pretty normal to get lost while finding your way. You may also find yourself looking to find the useful features in one. Luckily, for all the new comers, there are many tips and tricks you can learn about the Outlook, they are bound to make your experience a lot more easier than you had hoped. These tips and tricks will cover almost all the important features about the Microsoft Outlook. Check them out below. Continue Reading →

Tips to Optimise Your Photoshop Experience

Adobe’s Photoshop is one of the most commonly used image editing software. Ever since the software first came to the industry, it has seen a lot of changes, both good and bad, and now it is widely used by graphic designers all over the world, the software is adored on both large scale and small scale graphic designers. Some people just use it to add some extra flare, while others are known to create masterpieces. Not only the graphic designers, even photographers are using Photoshop to enhance or fix the beauty of the pictures they have taken.

It is quite obvious that a software of such grand scale would need proper resources to run. Having a powerful PC is not a big deal these days since entry level components are available at lesser prices as compared to the old days. However, some people are still using their old, trustworthy computers because an upgrade just for a specific program doesn’t seem all that appealing. Luckily enough, Photoshop comes with a lot of options that can improve your overall experience and result in a satisfaction. While some of them have direct impact on the performance, others have a subtle effect on how things work. If you are an average Joe or you are using the Photoshop after a long hiatus, you might get lost in the options. There’s nothing to worry, we narrow down the best ways to tweak your Adobe Photoshop so you can work without having any confusions. ¬†All you need to do is follow the steps below, but before you do, first go to Edit > Preferences > Performance.

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