Thursday, September 27, 2012

Top 10 Amazing Apps for Android Tablets

With all the things you have to do at home and at the office, why not use your Android mobile device to help you get through the day? Here are 10 apps from Google Play that will help make life a little easier, from morning to night.

Apps to Get Your Day Started

App: Weatherwise
Price: Free
Why You Need It: The first thing you want to do in the morning is check the weather so you know how to dress for the day. Weatherwise is a fantastic app that brings your weather forecast to life with animated personas and moving landscapes. You can view the current and five-day forecast with the built-in geolocator, save up to five locations, get details by hour and change all visuals and animations through the in-app store.

App: Google Currents
Price: Free
Why You Need It:If you want to read the news while you’re eating breakfast, Google Currents is the app for you. It’s more than the news. It’s your news, pulling stories from only sources you are interested in. Plus, these beautiful magazine-like editions are easy to read and look great on a large tablet screen.

Apps for 9 to 5

App: Cisco WebEX Meetings
Price: Free
Why You Need It:For those lucky enough to work from home, the Cisco WebEX Meetings app easily connects you to important meetings so you can join a web conference right from your tablet. It’s the perfect home office application. It works with Cisco WebEx Meeting Center and Cisco WebEx Meetings to deliver mobile web conferencing, audio and high-quality video.

App: Evernote
Price: Free
Why You Need It: Evernote is another much loved application that “turns your Android™ device into an extension of your brain.” It helps you stay organized with notes, lists, photos and more. Increasing productivity is one of the better ways to get more out of your week, so this app is a must-have.

Apps for After Work

App: Basketball Dood
Price: Free
Why You Need It: If you coach your kid’s little league basketball team, then you’ll definitely want to use the Basketball Dood app. It’s a moving playbook that lets you use an S Pen™ on a Galaxy 10.1 to draw out a play and then save the image, or animate it to show how the players move. If you’re not into basketball, the developer, mola, has a similar app for many other sports.

App: First Aid
Price: Free
Why You Need It:When someone trips and skins a knee during practice, you’ll be able to save the day in a jiffy with your First Aid app from the American Red Cross. The app is easy to navigate and includes tons of pictures and videos that you can view on your large tablet screen.

Apps for Your Child Genius

App: Tracing ABC Free
Price: Free
Why You Need It:Pass the tablet to the kids so they can learn to read and write with the Tracing ABC Free app. It’s perfect for kids 2–5 who are just learning to trace letters, numbers and shapes. With the natural writing features of the S Pen, your kids will be sure to excel.

App: Drawing Pad
Price: $1.99
Why You Need It:Art is one of the most important areas of child development. Help foster and encourage your child’s creativity with the Drawing Pad app. They can create their own art using photo-realistic crayons, markers, paint brushes, colored pencils, stickers, roller pens and more.

Games for You and the Kids

App: Where’s My Perry
Price: $0.99
Why You Need It:Everyone deserves some play time. Today’s best mobile games are great for you and for your kids. The Where’s My Perry app is a challenging physics-based puzzler where you need to use water in all its different forms — ice, steam and liquid — to solve the puzzle. You’ll be an instant expert with the extra precision you get from the S Pen.

App: Trace me! (My Love Jenny)
Price: Free
Why You Need It:Unlike most jump-and-avoid-the-obstacles games, the Trace me! (My Love Jenny) app allows you to draw your own track towards the goal. In this case, the goal is to get to Jenny, your soul mate. You draw paths and platforms with the S Pen as you collect what Jenny asks for, such as diamonds and shoes. But getting to Jenny isn’t as easy as it sounds — standing between you and Jenny is a host of obstacles, including buzzsaws, scissors and falling rocks.

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Barnes & Noble Nook HD+ Coming out: Big-screen Tablet Priced at $269

During the meeting in San Francisco, two brand-new Barnes & Noble tablets are unveiled. Christened the Nook HD and Nook HD+, the tablets will go head-to-head with Amazon's $199 Kindle Fire HD 7 and $299 Kindle Fire HD 8.9 this fall. The Nook HD is a 7-inch tablet priced at $199 for 8GB and $229 for 16GB. The 9-inch Nook HD+ will retail at $269 for 16GB and $299 for 32GB.

Keep reading for the details of how they compare with the Kindle Fire HD. The tablets are available for preorder now from Barnes & Noble's Web site and will begin shipping around late October. The tablets are just the latest arrivals in what is shaping up to be a very crowded season.

One detail Barnes & Noble stressed during our meeting is how light each tablet is. The 7-inch Nook HD weighs only 0.69 pound, making it one of the lightest (if not the lightest) tablets around. The Nook HD+, with its 9-inch screen, hits 1.13 pounds. By comparison, the 7-inch Kindle Fire HD weighs 0.88 pound and the 2012 iPad comes in at a comparatively hefty 1.48 pounds. However, at 1.25 pounds, the upcoming 8.9-inch Kindle Fire HD is a lot closer in weight.

The Fire HD's 5.4-inch spread is a bit too wide for a 7-inch-screen tablet and I felt the Nexus 7, at 4.7 inches, had a much more ideal width and felt more comfortable to hold as a result. The Nook HD is, thankfully, not as wide as the Fire HD, but at 5 inches wide it's not as narrow as the Nexus 7. Still, the Nook HD felt extremely light in my hands and its width wasn't a problem during my demo time.

Specs and more
Tablet screens are the most important and likely one of the more expensive components of a tablet. Barnes & Noble obviously realizes this and did not skimp. Each Nook HD tablet sports high resolutions with a high pixel-per-in (ppi) count. The Nook HD's 1,440x900-pixel resolution with its 243 ppi is the highest yet of any 7-inch tablet screen, higher than even the Kindle Fire HD's 1,280x800-pixel resolution. The 9-inch Nook HD+ houses a 1,920x1280 display and sports a 256ppi; slightly better than the Kindle Fire HD 8.9's 1,920x1,200 screen and 254ppi. The Nook's IPS display uses a bonding process similar to the one used in the Kindle Fire HD's screen and will purportedly decrease glare and allow for wider viewing angles. From my brief inspection, the Nook HD's viewing angle did at least seem on a par with the Fire HD's.

A new OS brings new features
The Nook HD's operating system uses Ice Cream Sandwich as its base, with a custom-designed skin that feels like an evolution of the original Nook Tablet's OS. The home screen shows Library, Apps, Web, and Shop options near the bottom with a search bar underneath. The top portion of the screen is taken up by app shortcuts. Also, if the opt-out-of-ads debacle for the Fire HD turned you off, you'll be pleased to know that Barnes & Noble has no such ads on its tablets.

The Nook app store is still heavily curated and won't offer the breadth of content found in the Google Play store, but according to Barnes & Noble offers a lot more apps than it did last year.

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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Top 5 Best Apps for the New iPhone 5 Running iOS 6

Excited Apple fans have been downloading the new version of the iOS operating system and standing in line to snag the iPhone 5. But once you get that spiffy new software or shiny new device home, you’ll need apps to put on it. Developers are still scrambling to optimize a lot of the best the platform has to offer for iOS 6 and the iPhone 5, but a few great apps already have new aspect ratios to fit the iPhone’s bigger screen and to take advantage of all the new features.

We’ve compiled a list of optimized new apps that you’ll want to either grab or update as soon as you can to get the most out of iOS 6 and the iPhone 5. Some take advantage of the new capabilities of your new device and software, and others will shore up holes in your iPhone’s features now that Apple has changed some things around.

Quick, get YouTube back

Up first is a fairly simple app you might have taken for granted in the past: YouTube. Apple no longer makes YouTube a default app in iOS 6. It makes sense, since YouTube is owned by Google. So the familiar video app is no longer added to your home screen when you fire up your iPhone out of the box, and you’ll have to grab it on your own.

Fortunately, it’s an easy problem to fix. YouTube is free in the iTunes App Store, so you can snag it and start streaming video content right away. As for video sharing, the option to send to YouTube is still available, if slightly hidden. Look for the old YouTube TV icon when you pull up your sharing options to locate it.

Optimized Facebook

One of the big new features of iOS 6 is that Facebook is built into the operating system at a much deeper level than it ever has been before – much the way that Twitter integration was added to the software with iOS 5. But while you’ll have more access to Facebook sharing than you’ve had in the past, you’ll still need the Facebook app to access the social network’s many features.

Fortunately, Facebook is among the apps that has already seen optimization for both iOS 6 and iPhone 5. The developers at the social network have adjusted the app to take advantage of the iPhone 5’s larger screen, and the app is now better at displaying images and brings you notification updates much more quickly. Visually, you’ll have a better experience with Facebook than you’ve had in the past, and the app should take advantage of the iPhone 5’s better processing speed and faster 4G LTE connection capabilities, too.

iPhoto, iMovie and Garage Band

Apple’s awesome flagship apps, iPhoto, iMovie and Garage Band, were rolled out last year to show off the power of the iPad 2 and the iPhone 4S, but they’ve all been optimized to take advantage of the new iPhone 5. First up, all of them are ready for the 4-inch screen the iPhone 5 brings to the table, meaning when you use iPhoto to alter images, iMovie to string video clips together, or Garage Band to arrange different tracks into a song, you’ll have the full visual area with which to work. That should mean more detail and should make it easier to achieve what you want.

The apps each have a few different capabilities to go with their updates as well. For iPhoto, the iPhone 5 provides a brand-new, amped-up camera to work with, and Apple has responded by making the app capable of handling 36.5-megapixel images – the ones the iPhone 5 is capable of producing. The app also has a laundry list of new features and fixes to go with its first big update.

For iMovie, the additions are smaller, with a few new features thrown in. In terms of leveraging new hardware and software, the most notable addition is probably the capability of shipping 1080p HD video off to YouTube, CNN iReport, Vimeo and Facebook. Couple that with the 4G capabilities of the iPhone 5 and you’ll be able to upload more videos of higher quality to the Internet, and thus create cooler stuff.

Finally, GarageBand adds a few new features, and one specifically compatible with iOS 6: the ability to create custom ringtones. Using the music-editing software, you can actually make your own ringtones and notification alert sounds from the ground up, customizing them perfectly to you by actually editing the song you want to hear.

Gaming to go: Order & Chaos Online and Horn

Just about all the internal hardware of the iPhone 5 has been upgraded and improved, and that improves the display and graphical capabilities of the device, as well as its processing speed. All that translates to a better gaming experience, with slicker visuals and faster competition. Apple demoed Electronic Arts’ Real Racing 3 when it announced the iPhone 5, which will undoubtedly be both beautiful and great for online gaming. But since it’s not out yet, maybe try a little sword and sorcery instead with Gameloft’s Order & Chaos Online.

Gameloft is currently working to make all its games compatible with the iPhone 5’s new aspect ratio, and it has a few games on the docket that are already ready to go. The World of Warcraft-style massively multiplayer online game stands out because it’ll take advantage not only of the new display and faster processing speeds, but also of the iPhone 5’s better network capabilities. A 4G LTE connection and an enhanced Wi-Fi radio means that you’ll get a faster, better experience when you play online – and that’s what Order & Chaos is all about.

Phosphor Games’ recently released Horn is also ready for the iPhone 5 era, with the new aspect ratio already built into the game. Horn is absolutely gorgeous already, and pushes the capabilities of Apple’s iOS devices, so players who enter its fantasy world from the latest iPhone will get the best experience with the sharpest, smoothest graphics yet available for the game. There are a bunch of other fixes that have been introduced in the game’s latest update as well, and it’s currently on sale for about half the usual price.

Snap some photos, shoot some video

The iPhone 5 includes a better camera than any iOS device has yet offered, and iOS 6 adds in new capabilities to Apple’s Photo Stream software, which allows users to share images with friends and family without having to share them with everyone on the Internet. You’re going to want to shoot a lot of photos with all the new capabilities of your device.

Unfortunately, while the iPhone’s built-in camera app isn’t bad, it’s certainly not as robust as a lot of the great camera apps in the App Store. Among the best is Camera Awesome, which packs a ton of additional features and filters for your iOS camera. The app hasn’t yet been optimized for the iPhone 5’s screen or for iOS 6, but it still gives you a whole lot of additional options for creating images like effects and filters, editing, and a video camera feature that actually starts recording before you hit the “record” button, so you never miss the action you’re attempting to capture. Until another camera app gets a big iOS 6 update, Camera Awesome is among your best bets.

The iPhone 5 and iOS 6 pack a ton more new features, however, so it’s worth it to explore both your device’s new capabilities and the apps that might compliment them. We’ve listed just a few of the basics here, but as more apps get optimized for Apple’s new hardware and software, the capabilities of iOS devices are going to continue to open up wide.

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Android 4.1 "Jelly Bean" Embarks on Samsung Galaxy Nexus

After months of waiting, Verizon owners of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus are finally getting a taste of Android 4.1 (AKA Jelly Bean), as the carrier has announced an over-the-air system software update is rolling out now to the smartphone, bringing an array of new treats with it.

The 146.6 MB update will be a vast improvement over the phone's current Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) interface, with new features including the intuitive voice search service Google Now, bringing Android users a more developed Google rendition of Apple's voice control system, Siri.

Galaxy Nexus owners can get the upgrade by going to Settings > About Phone > System Updates and checking for a new update, though be sure the handset has at least 75 percent battery charge before beginning the process.

More Treats from Jelly Bean

So what are the highlights of Google's latest operating system? The Internet giant packs the smart in smartphone with a string of perceptive features, such as a new keyboard that guesses the next word the user means to type, as well as an improved voice dictation service that is better at recognizing speech.

Expanded notifications that can reveal additional information or links to respond to calls, text messages and calendar notifications makes the interface user friendly, while an advanced Face Unlock requires a "Liveness check" where users simply blink to access their phone.

Verizon is a little late to the party, as the GSM version of Sammy's Galaxy Nexus received an update to Android 4.1 soon after Google announced the new system three months ago. Sprint recently upgraded its iteration of the smartphone to Jelly Bean, leaving Verizon customers with Ice Cream Sandwich, until now.

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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

New YouTube App for iPhone Right Before the Release of iOS 6

Google decided to not wait until the release of iOS 6 to introduce a stand-alone YouTube app for the iPhone. It's available now.

When the first iPhone was introduced, Apple and Google were united in competition with Microsoft. That's why some of the standard features of the iOS were tied to Google services.

Five years later, these two are bitter rivals, with Apple's iOS and Google's Android OS battling for the top spot in the smartphone, and Microsoft trailing well behind. Apple is now pulling the ties to it's chief rival's services out of its operating system.

As a result, iOS 6 won't come with the YouTube app that has been bundled with its device since iOS 1. This means that Google had to release its own, which it has now done.

There is at least one advantage to this: the stand-alone app can display more videos because it supports in-video ads. Also, Google will be able to update this software at any time, not just when new versions of the iOS are released.

This app is free and can be found in the iTunes App Store. It currently fully supports only the iPhone. iPad users will have to wait for full support.

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Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Samsung Galaxy Note X Forecast: 6.3-inch Display Screen

The Galaxy Note 2 has been just announced and it's yet to hit stores anywhere in the world, so it's definitely too early to think about next year’s Samsung tablet, a future Galaxy Note 3 that the Android maker will surely unveil at some point in the future.

But Concept Phones has an interesting Galaxy Note X mockup – an even bigger phablet, when it comes to screen size – which may as well be a rumor starting point for future Galaxy Note versions.

Created by Erica Yusim, the Galaxy Note X does share several design elements with the current Galaxy Note 2, but sports a much bigger edge-to-edge 6.3-inch display. In addition to images, we also have a list of potential specs and features for such a device – although, again, it’s way too early in the game to dream about the Galaxy Note X.

Here's what Yusim proposes when designing the Galaxy Note 2:

• 6.3-inch Super AMOLED Plus display with 1080 x 1920 Full HD resolution

• Size: 161.9 x 84.9 x 8.9

• Weight: 220g

• 2.0GHz quad core Cortex-A15 processor

• 3GB of RAM

• 32/64/128GB memory

• 16-meagpixel camera with Auto Focus, LED Flash and BSI

• 3-megapixel front-facing camera with BSI, Best Photo, Best Faces, Low light shot

• Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4GHz and 5GHz), Wi-Fhi Direct

• Bluetooth 5.0

• USB 3.0 Host

• mHL


• A-GPS, Glonass support

• 4,000mAh battery

• Android 5.0

Sure, everything looks great and all on paper, but one does have to wonder when we'll stop asking for more when it comes to smartphone screen size or internal components. Would such a device get made in the following year, especially considering that at 6.3 inches the Galaxy Note X would compete directly with 7-inch budget tablets? Considering those internal components, the Galaxy Note X would hardly qualify as a budget device.

You may also want to know how to download YouTube video to Galaxy Note.

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Thursday, September 13, 2012

More than iPhone 5: iPod Nano 7 & iPod Touch 5

Apple holds a big deal in Yerba Buena Theater: the official release of new generation iPhone 5, along with the new iPod Nano 7 as well as iPod Touch 5 music players.

The latest iPod Nano seems a little bit longer than the previous edition, with 2.5-inch screen, 5.4mm in thickness, 38% thinner than Nano 6. Multi-touch feature is supported, home button is included, 7 colors for options, and supports Bluetooth technology.

The newest iPod Touch 5 is with 6.1mm thickness, 88g weight, which is said to be the lightest and thinnest Touch product. New iPod Touch 5 adopts A5 dual-core processor, and the CPU performance is 2X faster than the previous generation. It is equipped with 5-million-pixel camera supporting auto focus and facial recognition function. HD Facetime and Bluetooth 4.0 technology are covered. Battery endurance ability is boosted as well: up to 40-hour music playing and 8-hour video playing. Siri is supported by the brand-new iPod Touch. There are 5 colors for users' preference: white, black, blue, yellow and red.

The price of these new products will be as follows: $49 for iPod Shuffle, $149 for iPod Nano, $199 for iPod Touch 5 16GB, and $299 for iPod Touch 5 32GB.

Apple claims that up to 350 million iPod music players have been sold so far, and up to 26 million music files are included in iTunes. The new version iTunes will be available in October.

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Tuesday, September 11, 2012

T-Mobile Introduces Samsung Galaxy Relay 4G on September 19

More details emerged today about T-Mobile's Samsung Galaxy Relay 4G Android 4.0 slider phone, specifically that the Relay will be available on September 19 for $149.99 after a $50 mail-in-rebate card, and with a new two-year service agreement.

The successor to the Galaxy S Blaze 4G will feature Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, a 4-inch super AMOLED display, a 5-megapixel camera, and a 1.3-megapixel front-camera. It runs off a 1.5-GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 processor, and a slide-out QWERTY keyboard. It has 8GB of onboard storage, and takes up to 32GB in external memory.

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HTC WP8 Smartphones: HTC 8X, HTC 8S, HTC 8V

Without doubt, 2012 is the year for Windows Phone 8. Right after a series of new WP8 smartphones released by Samsung and Nokia, as one of the WP8 terminal manufacturers, HTC has to take actions now. According to relevant news, three new phone models running on WP8 system will be launched by HTC on September 19, 2012. The three handsets HTC is going to release are the long-rumored Zenith, Accord and Rio. Based on the naming rule of HTC One series, they will be named as HTC 8X, HTC 8S and HTC 8V.

Zenith, Accord and Rio are positioned as high, medium and low level respectively. HTC Zenith is equipped with 1.5GHz Qualcomm S4 dual-core processor, 4.7-inch 720p touch screen (Super LCD2), 8-million-pixel camera and HSPA+ with up to 42Mbps downstream speed support. HTC Accord adopts 1.5GHz Qualcomm S4 dual-core processor, 4.3-inch 720p screen, 8-million-pixel camera and supports NFC function. When being compared with the other two phone models, HTC Rio focuses on low-end market, employing 4-inch WVGA touch screen, providing 5-million-pixel camera and is with 512MB RAM.

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Monday, September 10, 2012

VEVO New iPad App Includes Personalized Playlists, Social Sharing & Continuous Playback

Earlier this year, VEVO unveiled a huge new redesign, adding continusous playback and social features designed to get more people engaged when watching its music videos. And while it made that experience available on its website and on its Xbox Live app, there was one device clearly missing — the iPad. Well, it just released an updated version of its iPad app, making a lot of the same features available, as well as a few more that have not yet made it to other platforms.

The first thing that you’ll notice when you open the app is a rotating carousel of featured artists that, when clicked, brings you directly to videos by those artists.

The iPad app, like other apps from VEVO, is focused on increasing viewership time. As a result, it defaults to a continuous playlist of videos. Once one is finished, users will automatically start watching another. After an initial pre-roll ad, the app inserts additional ads after every three or four music videos, according to Cerda.

The iPad app also pulls in a lot of social features that came online with the spring relaunch of the website. That includes Facebook Connect and Open Graph integration — letting users import their “likes” and get personalized playlists based on those artists. They’ll also be able to see what music videos their friends on the social network are watching, and share out what they’re watching with others. Users can also import their iTunes libraries to get playlists based on the music that they already own.

But a lot of what makes the new iPad app cool is stuff that wasn’t in the homepage redesign. One area of improvement was adding the ability to add and customize playlists, which was a bit constrained in the initial release. VEVO has also done a good job of building out artist profiles, which show biographical information on the musicians that viewers want to watch, while also providing a list of videos, tweets, and tour dates. The app also collapses a lot of the menu options that appear on the website into a more manageable navigation flow. The biggest feature, though, might be AirPlay integration, which allows users to instantly stream continuous playlists of music videos to their TVs through Apple TV.

A lot of the new iPad-specific features — like the condensed menu, artist profiles, and better playlist management — will eventually make their way back to other VEVO products, like the homepage or mobile web site.

VEVO product is mostly be divided into front-end and back-end teams, with one in charge of user experience and the other making sure the plumbing works. But product work is still split between developers in New York, and those who recently joined or agreed to ship themselves out to the West Coast. In fact, the teams have a dedicated video hangout setup so that its developers can ask or answer questions of each other from across the country.

While the iPad app is one recent innovation for VEVO, it’s not the only one. The company is looking for new ways to reach consumers wherever they are — whether that means making embedding videos available in users’ Twitter streams (which is available now) or streaming directly within Facebook wall posts (which could be coming soon). Look for more updates as time goes on!

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Thursday, September 6, 2012

Nokia WP8 Smartphones: Lumia 820 and Lumia 920 Coming Out

Nokia has officially unveiled its new flagship smartphones, Lumia 920 and Lumia 820. The new Windows Phone devices are beautifully crafted and offer something unique in the saturated smartphone market. The Finnish company announced two Windows Phone 8 handsets, the Lumia 920 and the Lumia 820, targeted at the high and mid end smartphone audience respectively.

As Steve Ballmer noted on stage today, this year is shaping up to be something historic for all of Microsoft. Windows Phone 8 is part of a reimagined Windows, with a unified experience spanning phones, tablets and PCs. Whether you’re looking at Windows 8 or Windows Phone 8, you’ll experience our unique look and feel with Live Tiles and will have the same built-in access to Microsoft cloud services like SkyDrive and Xbox Music.

The Lumia 820 features a 4.3-inch display, along with 1.5GHz dual-core S4 processor and a microSD slot. Other features include a 5-megapixel camera, NFC capabilities, 8GB of storage, Nokia Music access, City Lens and a variety of covers. But it doesn’t include PureView technology featured in the Lumia 900, Nokia’s new flagship device.
The Lumia 820 feels much more like a normal smartphone than the 920, with rounded edges that don't feel quite as severe in your hand. The 4.3-inch display is every bit as attractive as its larger cousin's, but since the phone is a bit smaller it's more usable in one hand. The 800 x 480 screen is also a big letdown after the gorgeous display on the 920 — that seems to be the biggest tradeoff with the lower-end device. The build otherwise looks very much like the 920, from the ceramic buttons to the unibody-like chassis. It feels a bit more plasticky, but the tradeoff is that the 820 has swappable backs and a bunch of additional color options (the backs can also add NFC capabilities).
The Lumia 920 comes with a 4.5 inch 1280 x 768 pixels display, a 1.5GHz dual core processor, a 2000mAh battery, an 8.7 MP camera sensor, wireless charging and NFC capabilities. Its design is very similar to its predecessor, the Lumia 900, with a polycarbonate body available in bright colors. The 8.7MP camera sensor incorporates some great optical image stabilisation and light capturing mechanisms, which the company collectively calls the "PureView" camera. This is contrary to earlier expectations of Nokia bundling a 41MP sensor in Windows Phone devices and adding image downsampling techniques to enhance quality, as it did on the original Symbian based PureView phone.
Nonetheless, Nokia's PureView technology in the Lumia 920 is really impressive. Optical Image stabilisation is done with the help of springs attached to the camera lens unit, which in itself is quite an amazing feat. A comparison of Nokia's stabilisation tech with (presumably) a Galaxy S3, as shown off in its press event, absolutely blew away Samsung's flagship Android device, the Galaxy S3. Even Apple has some image stabilisation tech built into recent iOS devices, but it utilises the gyroscope and other motion sensors rather than directly stabilising the lens.

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Sunday, September 2, 2012

Serve for Android and iOS, BES 10 Will be Released along with BlackBerry 10

RIM announced recently that BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 will be launched with new BlackBerry 10 device in the first quarter next year, which will bring high security to all enterprise intelligent equipments.

There is no doubt that the core competitive power of RIM lies in the enterprise. In spite of the fact that its market share declines results from the influence of Android and iOS, it still plays quite an important role in business filed.

BES 10 will provide simpler safety protection measures to ensure the MDM operation safety.

New BES 10 works with the following devices:

1. BlackBerry 7 OS or previous version smartphone.

2. BlackBerry 10 devices.

3. BlackBerry PlayBook tablet.

4. iOS and Android smartphone and tablet PC.

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