Monday, December 15, 2014

Viber Introduce Viber Games

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Viber a message, voice and video platform rivaling Skype has expanded their operation with games platform called Viber Games. Viber has recenlty added more features like Mobile Video Calls and Viber Public Chats now they have cooperated with game developers to produce a different gaming experiences using the platform that features Viber characters and exclusive content. Viber Games is currently available in countries like Singapore, Belarus, Malaysia, Israel, and Ukraine. The platform will be rolled out to the other countries in a staggered release.

The game line-up includes "Viber Candy Mania" and "Viber Pop" from mobile game network Storm8 and "Wild Luck Casino" from casual games developer, Playtika. The games were developed through “Viber Connect,” which is a new private API that let users to sign in with their Viber ID to connect with their friends and contacts on Viber. Using it you can send them gifts and tell them about your achievements. You can also send game invites through Viber, and see what games your friends are currently playing.

The 3 games that are available at launch:

  • Viber Candy Mania (Storm8)
  • Viber Pop (Storm8)
  • Wild Luck Casino (Playtika)
 Viber Games will be available worldwide by January 2015.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Bluetooth Updated to ver. 4.2 faster and safer

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The Bluetooth Special Interest Group said that there's a new version of their wireless connectivity specification that is designed to raise the level of security connections with Internet of Things (IoT) in mind. The Bluetooth ver. 4.2 will also increase the speed of connection.

"Key updates in 4.2 improve privacy and increase speed, and a soon-to-be ratified profile will enable IP connectivity. Bluetooth 4.2 opens up new opportunities for developers, OEMs and the industry to build a better user experience for consumers while creating use cases never before imagined," according to Bluetooth.com.

Bearing in mind that some 28 billion gadgets will have internet connection by 2020, the Bluetooth Special Interest Group promised that they will make Bluetooth the best solution in connectivity "all the technology in our life."

This update is really important since anyone can just Google search for Bluetooth hacks and you'll get results on how to hack Bluetooth connection. With Bluetooth technology are now being use in cars and appliances, that kind of weakness was simply not acceptable.

The new update will ensure Bluetooth smart devices are not tracked, and that the data transferred through Bluetooth will be confidential. It also designed to use less power. The company said that data can be synced quickly and reliably up to 2.5x faster than previous versions. 

Here are the details of the Bluetooth 4.2 standard.


Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Samsung Galaxy Core Prime G360H

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Samsung the biggest smartphone manufacturer is said to be targeting the launching of the Samsung Galaxy Core Prime G360H this month of December. The company has yet to announce the new smartphone officially.

The Samsung Galaxy Core Prime G360H will run on Android 4.4 KitKat and is said to feature dual-SIM support. The screen size will be 4.5 inches WVGA PLS (plane-to-line switching) TFT display with a 480x800 pixels resolution. The horsepower is 1.2GHz quad-core processor (unspecified chipset) coupled with 1GB of RAM. It will come with a internal storage of 8GB that is expandable through microSD card (up to 64GB).

The Galaxy Core Prime will also feature 5-megapixel autofocus main camera at the rear end, and a 2-megapixel secondary camera at the front. The smartphone will be powered by a 2000mAh battery. Connectivity options are Wi-Fi b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi Hotspot, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, and 3G.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Samsung Sold 12 million units of Galaxy S5 in 3 months

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Samsung, a South Korea based smartphone manufacturer has sold 12 million units of Galaxy S5 for the month of April up to June. In 2013, they have sold 16 million unit of Galaxy S4 in the same period of April to June, that's a huge drop. Wall Street Journal also reported that Samsung sales for the Galaxy S5 is 40% lower than what they have expected.

Samsung manufactured 20% more units of Galaxy S5 than Galaxy S4. Unfortunately for Samsung the Galaxy S5 have not been selling too well like what they hoped, which caused merchandise piling up in warehouses. This gave Samsung no other choice but to dish out more money to marketing to sell more units.

The company has lost market shares from China, which is their biggest market by revenue. They have sold 50% units less of Galaxy S5 than the Galaxy S4 in the first 6 months of release. They have lost some market to local based smartphone manufacturers like Xiaomi, Coolpad, Oppo and OnePlus.

In India Micromax and Karbonn is cutting through Samsungs market share, they have in fact given two official price cuts to Galaxy S5 within one month in India. It was launched at Rs 51,500 last April, now it costs just Rs34,900.

The only country in which the Galaxy S5 is doing well is in the United States which it outsold the Galaxy S4 in the same period.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Google Nexus 6

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Google will be launching their newest smartphone the Nexus 6 that features a huge 5.9 inches screen. The new device is codenamed "Shamu", yep they named it after orca the popular killer whale at SeaWorld San Diego. Reports from tecn sites suggests that the Google Nexus 6 will be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 Quad-core 2.7 GHz Krait 450 processor with 3GB of RAM. The device will have an HD screen with a resolution of 1440 x 2560 pixels, and the glass protection is Corning Gorilla Glass 3. The Nexus 6 will be larger than Apple's 5.5 inches iPhone 6 Plus and the 5.7 inches Galaxy Note 4.

It is also expected to have a 13 megapixel primary camera with autofocus, optical image stabilization, and dual-LED (ring) flash, while the secondary front camera is 2 megapixel. The device will run on Android OS, v5.0 Lollipop.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Lenovo VIBE X2 sold out In Just 48 hours In India

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Chinese company Lenovo released the VIBE X2 two days ago and after just 48 hours Flipkart sold them out. Flipkart has the exclusive to sell the world’s first layered smartphone. Lenovo VIBE X2 is a mid-range smartphone that cost about Rs 19999 (US$325) which is a little pricey. However, Flipkart run a promotion adding 95% discounts on Lenovo’s innovative Smart Battery Layer for the Vibe X2 which will soon be available, 35% off on shopping on Myntra via the Myntra Android App and free pre-selected Flipkart eBooks. The Smart Battery Layer can be attached to the phone as one more layer and provides additional power.

Lenovo VIBE X2 Specification:

Display: 5 inchess 1080p full HD display
Processor: 2GHz octa core MediaTek 6595M processor
GPU: PowerVR G600
Camera: 13MP rear, 5MP front
Memory: 2GB RAM, 32GB storage
Operating System: Android 4.4 KitKat
Battery: 2300mAh
Dimensions: 140.2 x 68.6 x 7.3mm
Weight: 120gms

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Jawbone New fitness trackers: The Up3 $180 and Up Move $50

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The Up3

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Up Move

Jawbone a San Francisco based technology and wearable products company unveiled two new devices in addition to their current line-up of fitness bands, The Up3 and Up Move.

The Up Move which is an entry level fitness wearable has a clip-on option just cost $49.99. It is equiped with an accelerometer that tracks steps, exercise, and calories burned. It can also monitors sleep. It can be worn on the user's wrist or clipped on to clothing. If you are just starting up with your fitness routine this is a great product. It is powered by a standard, replaceable watch batteries.

The Up3 is a high-end pricier fitness tracker. It has added functionality and it is the company’s smallest and lightest tracker yet. The combination of tri-axis accelerometer, bioimpedance sensors, and skin & ambient temperature sensors detects the user’s heart rate. It can also monitor the user’s resting heart rate, which the company said is an important indicator in overall heart health.

The Up3 can also monitors sleep and detects what type of workout the user is doing like jogging, running, swimming, tennis, or cross-training. However, you won't see any display on the bracelet. You will need a smartphone and the Jawbone fitness app in order to view the biometrics data it collects.

BOth device will be available at Jawbone.com, Amazon, Apple, Best Buy, and Target stores later this month.