Thursday, January 29, 2015

Digital Life Awards 2015: Best overall smartphone, android smartphone, phablet, and games

 Samsung Galaxy Note 4 4G+


A Singaporean technology newspaper which is distributed with The Straits Times every Wednesday has chosen the best overall smartphone, android smartphone, phablet and games on the market. Samsung and Sony got seven (7) awards each. Samsung took the awards on mobile devices, while Sony dominates the tablet, camera, and audio categories. Apple got six (6) awards for its smartphone and tablet.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 4G+ is a clear winner for the Best Overall Smartphone since it has the best performing Android platform and it also has top notch features available and it is the most desirable device available on the market. It has 5.7-inch quad high-definition display, a 16-megapixel camera and a software that maximize hardware performance to produce some of the best images ever captured on a smartphone.



Here are the winners:

Smartphones

Best Overall Smartphone - Samsung Galaxy Note 4 4G+
Best Android Smartphone - Samsung Galaxy Note 4 4G+
Best Phablet -  Samsung Galaxy Note 4 4G+
Best Phone Camera - Apple iPhone 6 Plus

Tablets

Best Tablet [Above 9 Inches] - Apple iPad Air 2
Best Tablet [Below 9 Inches] - Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact
Best Android Tablet - Samsung Galaxy Tab S (10.5”) LTE
Best Windows Tablet - Microsoft Surface Pro 3

Laptops

Best Gaming Laptop - Aftershock S-17
Best Hybrid Laptop - Acer Aspire Switch 10
Best Business Laptop - AsusPro Essential PU301LA
Best Mainstream Laptop - HP Envy 15 (2014)

Cameras

Best Overall Camera - Sony α7 II
Best Prosumer Compact Camera -     Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100
Best Interchangeable Lens Camera [Micro Four Thirds and below] - Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4
Best Interchangeable Lens Camera [APS-C] - Canon EOS 7D Mark II
Best Interchangeable Lens Camera [Full-Frame] - Sony α7 II

Audio

Best Headphones - Focal Spirit Classic
Best Earphones - Sony XBA-A2

Games

Best Overall Game - Dragon Age: Inquisition
Best Shooter Game - Destiny
Best Action Adventure Game - Middle-earth: Shadow Of Mordor
Best Sports/Racing Game -Forza Horizon 2
Best Role-Playing Game - Dragon Age: Inquisition
Best Made-In-Singapore Game - Autumn Dynasty Warlords (Touch Dimensions)

Others

Most Innovative Product - Casio G-Shock GPW-1000
Best Digital Advertising [Web] - Qantas
Best Digital Advertising [Mobile] - Burberry
Best Digital Advertising [Content Marketing] - National Library Board



Monday, January 19, 2015

Google Stopped the Sale of Google Glass

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Surprisingly Google stopped the sale of their Google Glass smart eye-wear, they promise that they are planning a new version that is consumer-friendly in the future. The experimental Google Glass went on sale last year at $1500.

The Google Glass provides information to its user like directions, weather and other contextual data. The user can also use the camera integrated in the device to take photos and video clips. Google said that the Glass project will still continue with development continuing towards the creation of a viable consumer product.

Google didn't give any information on when the next version will be available.

“January 19 will be the last day to get the Glass Explorer Edition. In the meantime, we’re continuing to build for the future, and you’ll start to see future versions of Glass when they’re ready.”

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Smartphone Battery That Can Recharge in Less than 2 Minutes

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We all hate it when our smartphone ran out of battery since most of us are heavy smartphone users specially when we use it playing games and watching movie. Here's some good news, a start up company based in Israel invented a battery that can be fully charged in less than 2 minutes. However, the battery only lasts about 5 hours.

StoreDot, the nanotech startup behind the charger showcase their prototype using a Samsung Galaxy S5 by invitation only on the Consumers Electronics Show (CES) 2015 in Las Vegas, California. During the demo, the Samsung Galaxy S5 battery was almost empty and it recharges to 100% in less than 2 minutes.

The company said that they are already meeting with leading Smartphone companies and they are aiming to release the product in 2017.

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Sony's Very Pricey Walkman $1,200 Unveiled At CES

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Las Vegas, Nevada – At the 2015 CES (Consumer Electronics Show) in Las Vegas, Sony unveiled their latest version of the Walkman (NW-ZX2) which is priced at $1,200. The improved model will definitely have a better sound and technology compared to the Sony Walkman of the 1980s. The device run on Android with a touchscreen display. It supports high resolution audio playback and is wired for Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and NFC.

The company said that if you connect the Sony Walkman NW-ZX2 to a top-of-the-line headphones or speakers, the S-Master HX processor will give the highest of high-definition sound. It said that the device has 60 hours of music playback with its lithium-ion battery, 128GB of memory, and expandable storage using a microSD slot.

It is expected to be released sometime this spring.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2015

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New Year is not about changing the Dates but Direction;
It's not about changing the Calendar but Commitment;
It's not about changing the Actions but Attitude;
It's not about changing the Fruit but Faith, Force and Focus!
May you Commit and Create the best New Year ever!

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

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.