30 November 2013

Samsung Launches Galaxy S Duos 2 for Rs. 10,999

World’s leading smartphone manufacturer Samsung Electronics has listed a new Android smartphone Galaxy S Duos 2 which is an updated edition of Galaxy S Duos on its Indian Online Store for a price of Rs. 10,999. The S Duos 2 features a 4 inch TFT display which gives a screen resolution of 480X800 pixels and is powered by a 1.2 GHz dual core processor. It comes with 768MB RAM and 4GB internal storage capacity which can be further expandable up to 64GB with the help of microSD cards. The Galaxy S Duos 2 runs on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and as the name indicates it is a dual SIM (GSM+GSM) model. The device comes with dual camera system; the main rear camera is a 5MP one with LED flash while the front facing is a VGA camera.

The connectivity options of the new device includes 3G, WiFi GPRS and Bluetooth. It also features with A GPS. The S Duos 2 is packed with 1500mAh battery which Samsung claims to give 8 hours of talk time and a standby time of 280 hours. Samsung offers the S Duos 2 in white and black colours.

29 November 2013

Review of Added Features of Honda City 2014

Honda Motors has almost set to unveil the fourth generation of popular car model “City”. Honda renovated and upgraded this popular car model in a regular interval of six years from the initial launching at 1996. After going through the upgraded models in year 1996, 2002 and 2008, Honda will unveil their revamped City in January 2014.

Honda will launch the City 2014 in both petrol and diesel versions. Honda offers, both the variants will perform ARAI fuel economy standards. In the petrol class there is no difference in power from the previous version’s engine and Honda claims that one can experience an improved performance with it. Further the engine friction is also reduced with the help of low tension oil seals and the piston pattern has also changed to a zigzag level. With all these improvements the new City will deliver better power and torque. The diesel variant of Honda City will comes with a five speed manual gear unit while the petrol class will have both manual and automatic (CVT) transmission. In both kinds of vehicles the clutch holding is reduced to its maximum level to make it suitable for city rides.

27 November 2013

Micromax Launched Canvas HD A116i with Quad Core Processor

India’s largest indigenous mobile maker Micromax has launched a new HD Android smartphone without making much noise. The Canvas HD A116i is a successor to their very popular handset model Canvas HD smartphone.

The Canvas HD A116i features a 5 inch display which gives a screen resolution of 720X1280 pixels and delivers a pixel density of 294ppi. It is powered by a MediaTek MT6589 quad core processor with a clockspeed of 1.2GHz associated with a PowerVR SGX544 GPU. It is coupled with 1GB RAM and has an internal storage capacity of 4GB and supports external memory cards up to 32GB.

26 November 2013

Samsung Launched Galaxy Grand 2 with 5.25-Inch Display

Korean electronics giant Samsung has launched an updated version of its popular smartphone Galaxy Grand. The Galaxy Grand 2 is a dual SIM (GSM+GSM) phablet and it features 5.25 inch wide display which gives a picture resolution of 16:9 HD ratios. The Galaxy Grand 2 is powered by a 1.2GHz quad core processor and is accompanied with 1.5GB RAM. It comes with 8GB of internal storage capacity which can be further expandable up to 64GB with external memory cards.

The smart phablet sports an 8MP rear camera with LED flashlight and also has a 1.9MP front facing camera for 3G services. It runs on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean operating system. Samsung introduces Multi Window feature in Galaxy Grand 2 which allows the next level of multitasking by taking advantages of its large display and user can launch one application in two windows at the same time. 

25 November 2013

Acer Offers C720 Chromebook for $199

Acer has launched a new notebook computer in Indian markets called Acer C720 Chromebook. It is an 11.6 inch notebook which uses Chrome OS as its operating system. The Acer C720 Chromebook features an 11.6 inch wide display which gives a resolution of 1366X768 pixels and a brightness level of 220 nits. The display is made with anti glare screen which also provides better level of colour, brightness and contrast for videos and images.

The Acer C720 Chromebook comes with 16GB internal storage of which almost 10GB will be available for user data. It is powered by Intel Celeron 2955U 1.4GHz dual core processor based on Intel Haswell architecture. It is paired with a 2GB RAM. The Acer C720 Chromebook runs on Google’s Chrome OS based on Linux. The Acer Chromebook also comes with a webcam of 720 pixels which is fixed on the upper lid and gives better performance as well.

24 November 2013

Karbon Launches Titanium S7 Full HD Android Smartphone for Rs. 14,999

Karbonn mobiles which is famous for budget level smartphones made their entry to full HD smartphone segment by announcing Titatnium S7 in the Indian mobile market. Even though the device is not yet officially launched in India, it is already listed in the online shopping portal Flipkart. Flipkart started accepting preorders for the product at a price of Rs. 14,999.

The Karbonn Titanium S7 features a 5inch full HD capacitive touch display with OGS technology and gives a screen resolution of 1080x1920 pixels. It is a dual SIM (GSM+GSM) handset. The Titanium S7 is powered by 1.5GHz quad core processor and runs on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean operating system. It comes with an internal storage of 16GB and also supports external memory cards up to 32GB.

23 November 2013

Flipkart Offers HTC One Max 5.9" Display Smartphone for Rs. 54,500

HTC has announced their latest phablet HTC One Max will be available in Indian markets by the first quarter of 2014. It is an enlarged edition of HTC One tablet with 5.9 inch HD display and is offered at a discounted price of Rs. 56,490 while the original price is Rs. 61,490. The online shopping portal Flipkart offers the device at a price of Rs. 54,500.

The HTC One Max is a single SIM phablet which features a 5.9 inch wide full HD display which gives a resolution of 1080 pixels. It is powered by 1.7GHz quad core Qualcomm snapdragon 600 processor. It comes with a RAM of 2GB and for internal memory there are two variants available, 16GB and 32GB and can be expandable up to 64GB with the help of an external memory card. The HTC One Max runs on Android4.1 operating system and also powered with HTC Sense.

22 November 2013

BMW will Launch New MINI in India by 2014 End

BMW has unveiled a new mini version of its 2014 hatchback. BMW has unveiled this third generation of the iconic ‘small car’ at the Cowley plant in Oxford, UK. While seeing the dimensions the mini is not a small car but is bigger than any of its kind. It is 98mm longer than the previous model, 44mm wider and 7mm taller. The wheelbase is also expanded by 28mm. Boot space has increased from 160 litres to 211 litres. The 2014 mini is powered with UKL1 which is BMW’s new front wheel drive platform technology. Wheel size at the front is wider by 42mm and 34mm at the rear.

BMW integrates LED headlamps for both dipped and main beam options. BMW also introduce some additional features to the instrument cluster. It also has a 4 line TFT display as standard or optional colour screen up to 8.8 inches which helps the driver to know about vehicle functions, general information, navigation and MINI connected services.

21 November 2013

Intex To Launch Octa Core Smartphone with 13MP Camera

The upcoming indigenous mobile brand in India, Intex has announced their first octa core smartphone. By adding this new generation smartphone to their product portfolio, Intex is aiming to increase their presence in the high end smartphone segment. The newly announced gadget will features a 6 inch HD IPS LCD display and will be powered by a MediaTek octa core chipset and a MediaTek MT6592 1.7 GHz octa core processor. The phone will have an internal memory 2GB of RAM and it will be available in two memory options, 16GB and 32GB. The phone runs on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean operating system.

This smartphone is a dual SIM (GSM+GSM) model and boasts dual camera, the primary rear camera is a 13MP one with LED flash and also it is fitted with a 5MP secondary camera at the front side to enable the unit for video calling functions. The phone also comes with a powerful battery and it will have a detachable design from the main unit. It will be a light weight model and having a thickness of 7mm only.

20 November 2013

Mercedes Benz Launches 'Celebration Edition' of C Class

Mercedes Benz has launched a new model of its widely accepted sedan model ‘C Class’ in India. The ‘Celebration Edition’ of C Class is parked at showrooms bearing a price tag of Rs. 39.16 lakh. Mercedes Benz launched this model in India to tribute the brand’s most successful model C Class which was sold over 10 million units across global markets. 

The C Class is powered by the popular C 220 CDI which is a 4 cylinder diesel engine with 7G Tronic plus dual clutch automatic transmission. It is capable to deliver 170PS of power and a torque of 400Nm. The notable changes in the Celebration Edition are AMG kitting which contains modified bumpers, side skirts, smoked lamps and new alloy wheels. These changes brought the entire unit a facelift look and feel from the normal C Class and it highly resembles the design of C63. The ‘Edition C’ embossing on the front panel is also a new thing. The new alloy wheels have five spokes and 17 inches.

Google Glass Gets Music Too

The search engine giant Google’s flagship product Google Glass has succeeded in attaining a significant popularity among the user groups even with the short span of time after unveiling. The younger generation around the world, who are the big fans of the device treats it as a smart glass and considered it as an useful accessory. Fuelling this trend Google adds some additional features to Glass to make it more attractive among folks. Google adds a voice command to Google Glass which allows users to hear their favorite music from Google Play Music and it gives all access to songs as well with Google’s spotify like streaming service. By saying “OK Glass, listen to” and then tell your favorite song name or artist, Glass will start to play the song which you want to hear. It also comes with the function ‘Shazam like’ which also helps you to identify songs. 

18 November 2013

Divoom Launched Bluetune Bluetooth Speaker for PC and Smartphone

Divoom has launched a new Bluetooth speaker called Bluetune which is an ideal sound producer for laptops, desktop PCs and even for smartphones. The Bluetune speaker is small in size but is capable to provide good amount of power and ensures the delivering of sounds without losing the quality.

The Divoom Bluetune speaker system delivers six watts at peak time and it intakes three watts of power. It offers a signal to noise ratio of 75dB and 60-20000HZ frequency response and also supports A2DP Stereo port. The speaker system can be charged by using a micro USB and it will provide two hours of rundown. It also provides a microphone to enable hands free phone calls.

17 November 2013

DDR4 Memory will be Available by December 2013

Memory specialist website Crucial has listed DDR4 in their website with a diagram explaining how the various generations of memories are improvised in their architecture and in performance. According to the site the DDR4 is coming out late in 2013 and we can expect the faster memory will control the new computing world by the middle of December.

As very much expected, the DDR4 has a different architecture than its previous versions and it needs to have new motherboard to hold the new system. The Crucial site explains DDR4 memory technology as the future of computing by designing to empower the new generation of enterprise and consumer services. The DDR4 memory is build to double the density of space per module which helps to pack more performance and capability to the system. 

The new memory system is expected to use 20% less power than DDR3 and provides mainstream data rates that are almost doubles faster than the previous version. One can experience processing data fast as twice, launching programs faster, multitask environment will be more responsive and the performance will be increased, As per the words of Crucial, “ If you thought the tablets, ultrabooks, and desktops of today already seem fast — get ready to be blown away. The technology that enables electronics is about to get better and faster than ever before”.

ROCCAT Power Grid Tool to Control PC From Your Smartphone

ROCCAT Studios launched a new application called ROCCAT PowerGrid which allows one to control a personal computer remotely through a smartphone. This powerful tool allows one to check PC status, start programs, switch between programs, minimize or maximize windows, play music or videos, control volume and even can restart or close the system from the smartphone.

The ROCCAT Power Grid tool supports Windows PC with 7/8 operating system and it can be controlled by any smartphone device which using iOS or Android operating system. Inorder to work with the tool one should download and install two packages, the Windows host for the PC and the app which is for the iOS/Android device.

One should download the Windows host package from the PC and the downloading requires the user to create an account with ROCCAT which can be easily done by providing some personal credentials. After setting up the Windows host package the launcher will appear and one can access various control “grids” which are the collection of tools to control system status, social network accounts, control applications etc. The tool allows one to download grids which were created by others or to create new grids.

After installing the Windows host app in the PC you can download and run the ROCCAT Power Grid app for the smartphone and the Power Grid launcher window should be opened on the PC while installing the app on your mobile device. After completing installation of tool’s mobile part and while connected both the devices to internet, your mobile will show the name of PC and its IP address, once you paired the PC with your mobile then you could access the PC through various grids appearing on the mobile phone.

16 November 2013

Lenovo Announces New Android Smartphone Vibe Z

The Chinese electronics giant Lenovo has extended its Vibe smartphone portfolio with the new model Vibe Z. The new Vibe Z is a dual SIM Android smartphone and it falls in the category of phablets as it possesses the characteristics of both a smartphone and a tablet. Lenovo has initially launched it in China alone and some online portals reported that it will be available in other markets soon.

14 November 2013

Motorola will Launch Moto G Android Smartphone in India in January 2014

World’s leading communication devices manufacturer Motorola, now aims at emerging markets and budget conscious users and produces low cost smartphones to cater this market segment. Motorola recently launched a medium ranged Android smartphone Moto G which carries latest Android versions, processors and advanced displays which can be seen in the high end models of other brands. Google owns Motorola and thus it helps the company to correlate all the latest developments in its products including new versions of the Android operating system and all these available at a lower price.

The new Moto G succeeds in making waves in the overseas markets which is yet to available in Indian markets. Motorola confirmed that they will launch the device in the subcontinent by January 2014.

13 November 2013

Microsoft Started Roll Out of New Internet Explorer 11 for Windows 7 Users

Microsoft has launched a new version of Internet Explorer 11 for the users of Windows 7 operating system. The latest version IE 11 is a part of the Windows 8.1 system upgrade which was rolled out last month. Microsoft has revealed that the new version IE 11 will be available to the users for a free download in the coming weeks. The new web browser version is 9% faster than its previous version Internet Explorer 10 and it improves the performance of websites which enabled JavaScript. The new version also provides users to experience better 3D graphics rendering in websites and permitting users to manipulate 3D objects on screen. IE 11 is said to access faster frequent sites and improved editing controls for formatting MS Office and other applications.

12 November 2013

Mahindra Launched A Base Model of XUV500 W4

In a move to bag the results of recent boom in the SUV markets, Mahindra has launched a new entry level model of their popular SUV model XUV500. The XUV500 W4 will cost Rs. 10.83 lakh and is a successor model of the earlier version W6, W8 and W8 AWD. The W8 is an all wheel drive model while others have front wheel drive option. Even though the outward appearance of W4 does not make any change from the previous models, the company has removed a number of features to make it arrive to a lower price level. Mahindra has retained the projector headlamps laced with LEDs, the driver seat gets a six way adjustable options, tilt steering, music system with 4 speakers, remote control locking and twin HVAC in the new version also. Also Mahindra did not disturbed the safety features in the W8 to cut down the price; like twin airbags, ABS with EBD and disc brakes on all four wheels and LED parking lamps.

11 November 2013

Intex Launched New Android Smartphone Aqua i6 for Rs. 8,990

India’s new indigenous smartphone maker Intex has launched a new Android smartphone in their product line up. The Aqua i6 is a medium ranged smartphone which offers better specifications and a satisfactory performance at an affordable price. The Aqua i6 features a 5 inch wide FWVGA display and powered by a MediaTek second generation quad core processor. It provides a clock speed of 1.3GHz and is run on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean. It possess an internal memory of 512MB RAM and comes with an internal storage capacity of 4GB which can be further expanded upto 32GB supporting by an external memory card. 

10 November 2013

Xolo Launched Q2000 Android Smartphone for Rs. 14,999

Xolo once again hits the Indian smartphone market with a brand new Android handset model. The Xolo Q2000 comes with a 5.5 inch IPS display which gives a picture resolution of 1280X720 pixels. It is mounted with a 1.2 GHz quad core processor and paired with a 1GB RAM. It runs on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean operating system. The Xolo Q2000 has an internal storage capacity of 8GB which can be further expanded upto 32GB with the help of an external memory card. The phone boasts a 13MP autofocus main camera at the rear side and with BSI 2 sensor and a LED flash. It supports 1080p video recording and playback. It also has a 2MP front facing camera for enabling the video calling functions.

8 November 2013

Some Tips to Improve Your Smartphones' Battery Life

Technology gets advanced day by day and we are getting new devices which make use of the new technology. In the Smartphone market the development of technology is very fast and every day companies are launching new models with extra features and the market is witnessing of the entry of new brands and their new models daily wise. While improving the technology new features are added to the devices, new applications, new softwares and new possibilities are included with the system. As a result of improving the system capacity the power consumption also will increase and this will end up in the poor battery statistics. Many people have complaints that their smartphone’s battery is not lasting for long time.

By using some simple tips we can extend the battery power of our device for considerably long. Here we are listing six simple tips to boost the battery life of smartphones and tablets.

Brightness Level: Display screen is responsible for consuming more power on a smartphone. It is better to adjust the device’s brightness level at 40-50% to conserve the power rather than go fort automatic brightness setting options.

7 November 2013

Best Free Live Wallpapers for Android Smartphones

Live wallpapers are cool stuff on Android smartphones which gives a dynamic look and a stress free feel on the smartphone or tablet’s home screens. The following list includes some best live wall paper for Android devices for free download.

Super Clock Wallpaper provides HD clock wallpaper for Android Smartphones and tablets for free download. Developers claims that it is a light weight software and it won’t drain your device’s battery power badly.  

By downloading and installing Super Clock Wallpaper you can find new heights of your creativity and give your phone a unique and personal look. This software supports all the Android devices with version 2.1 and above.

6 November 2013

Xolo Q900, Quad-Core Android Smartphone for Rs. 12,999

During the last year Xolo mobiles come out as a major competitor to other international brands in the country. They could achieve this objective by expanding their smartphone portfolio with new models in regular intervals. Xolo is mainly targeting the low cost segment of smartphones and tablets in the market. These products quickly grab customer notice because they have all the features and specifications which can even compete with big brands in the market and at a lower price. Xolo brand is a joint venture by the popular gadget maker Lava and processor maker Intel.

Xolo comes again with another Android smartphone, Xolo Q900 is a medium ranged Android smartphone which supports dual SIM (3G+2G) calling functions. The Q900 features a 4.7 inch HD display and gives 312 ppi pixel density and runs on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. It is mounted with a 1.2 GHz quad core processor and is associated with 1GB RAM. It has 4GB internal storage capacity and can be further expanded upto 32GB with an external memory card.

5 November 2013

Samsung Launches Tablet for Kids

After introducing most sophisticated smartphones, tablets and accessories including Galaxy gear, Galaxy Round the curved display phone, Galaxy Tab 3 etc., now Samsung to launch a Kids version tablet for children. This new tablet is based on Samsung’s flagship carrier tablet Galaxy Tab 3 but when it transformed to the kids edition it gets more colourful and being like a miniature of the predecessor.
Samsung has designed this new gadget as a value added tool for the educational purpose. It is made more attractive with a new bright orange bumper which surrounds the device and helps to make it one piece even with the most enthusiastic pre-school user.

Even if it is treated as a kids play device, Samsung does not give any room for disappointment regarding the internal specifications as it features HD display and powered by a dual core processor. While thinking about a digital educational tool the most important considerations would be the apps and all round usability of the device. In that extent also Samsung keeps a lot of pre installed contents including educational apps and children friendly games. The installed operating system in the device is a kids friendly one and easy to navigate.

Xolo Launched New Android Smartphone A600 for Rs. 8,199

During the last couple of quarters Xolo mobiles emerged as a major challenger to other leading brands in the country. They could achieve this milestone by adding a handful of new smartphone models to their product line up. Xolo is mainly targeting the low cost segment of smartphones and tablets in the market. These products quickly grab customer notice because they have all the features and specifications which can even compete with big brands in the market and at a lower price. Xolo brand is a joint venture by the popular gadget maker Lava and processor maker Intel.

4 November 2013

Lenovo Launched Two New Android Tablets in the Yoga Series

The Chinese computing systems maker Lenovo has yet another launched two new Android tablets in the Yoga series, the Yoga 8 inch and Yoga 10 inch. Both the devices have been marketed in US and Lenovo not yet revealed any hints about the availability of the devices in the global markets.

As the name specifies both the tablets differs in its display size as one holds a 8 inch display while the other have a 10 inch wide screen and both the displays carries a pixel resolution of 1280X800 pixrls. Both the devices having Lenovo’s multimode feature which offers three different modes to work with the tablets, hold, tilt and stand. For better handling while operating both the devices has cylindrical handles at one end which ensure better gripping.

3 November 2013

Apple Launched iPhone 5s and 5c in India

Apple has launched its popular new amartphones iPhone 5s and 5c in India. Apple presented these models at the Diwali time to reap the best results from the market in the festive season. Apple facing serious competition from other giant smartphone makers in the subcontinent markets like Samsung, Sony and Nokia. Apple thinks they can come back to the picture by the introduction of advanced smartphone models like 5s and 5c.

The Apple iPhone 5s features a 4 inch Retina display and comes with a fingerprint identity sensor built with the home button. Apple claims that the iPhone 5s is the “world’s first and only smartphone” with 64 bit chip. Another exciting feature of 5s is the Touch ID, which uses a laser cut sapphire crystal with a capacitive touch sensor to take the high resolution image of user’s fingerprint and stores in the system. It uses this stored fingerprint to unlock the device.  The Apple iPhone 5s is available in colours gold, silver and space grey and has three models available with different memory options. It costs Rs. 53,500 for the 16GB model, the 32GB model costs Rs. 62,500 and Rs. 71,500 for the 32GB model. Extra panels are also available for 5s in colours like  beige, black, blue, brown, yellow and red for Rs 3,200

2 November 2013

New Android 4.4 KitKat, A Review of Features

Google has unwrapped the latest version of android operating system for smartphones and tablets called Android 4.4 KitKat a couple of days back. Google has always opted the names of famous confectionary as the naming convention of their Android series. It was started by giving the name “Cupcake” for Android 1.5, “Donut” for Android 1.6, “Éclair” for Android 2.0, “Froyo” (frozen yoghurt) for Android 2.2, “Gingerbread” for Android 2.3, “Honeycomb” for Android 3.0, “Ice Cream Sandwich” for Android 4.0 version, "JellyBean" for Android 4.1 and now it is the turn of Nestle’s popular candy bar “KitKat” for the latest version of Android 4.4. With the KitKat version Google has improved its performance from its previous variants, added new features and functions and associated new software and apps to go in line with the expectations of the new generation of users who are the well targeted customers

Google Now: It is Google’s intelligent virtual assistant and helps users for smart search. Google has fixed an integrated voice search in Android KitKat which can understand the voice commands and gives instant responses. One can also activate the phone without touching it by just sying “OK Google”. It supports voice search, send a text, get driving directions or play songs with this voice command feature.
Full Screen Album Art: The Album Art fearure will display in a full screen format on the lock screen while playing a song or streaming the Chromecast.

Immersive Mode: Users can experience a full screen effect while reading a ebook or browsing the internet or watching a movie or playing a game. The notification bar at top and the menu bar at the bottom will disappear when the app is put into a full screen mode. Swiping on the edges will brings back the status bar and menu bar on the screen.

1 November 2013

Google-LG Nexus 5 Smartphone Launched with Android 4.4 KitKat

Finally Google uncovered its much awaited Nexus 5 smartphone with the latest Android 4.4 KitKat across the global markets. Google developed this Nexus 5 version with the association of LG. Google-LG Nexus 5 is the first device which uses Android KitKat version. This new device comes with two memory options. Nexus 5 with 16GB memory costs Rs. 28,999 whereas the other variant with 32GB memory costs Rs. 32,999. Currently Google Nexus 5 is available in countries like US, Canada, UK, Australia, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Japan and Korea only but expected that it will be launched in Indian market very soon.

Nexus 5 features 5 inch wide full HD Corning Gorilla Glass display which provides 1920X1080 picture resolution and a picture density of 445ppi. It is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, 2.3GHz quad core processor and also comes with a Adreno 330GPU. The Google-LG Nexus 5 has a 2GB RAM internal memory and comes in two memory options 16GB/32GB.