Saturday, 6 December 2014

Sony Xperia Z3 Camera Problems

Sony Xperia Z3 has the best-in-class 20.7MP camera with Sony's Exmor RS™ for mobile sensor and the first ISO 12800 in a smartphone. The large 1/2.3” Exmor RS™ for mobile image sensor ensures smooth, clear capturing with true-to-life details.

The images below are some of the advertised on Sony's official site.


The phone even with such capabilities it has some problems. Some users have reported an issue with their brand-new Xperia Z3 cameras having a big pink-ish blob in the middle, most often when they try to take a picture indoors. The problem is being discussed on Sony's official boards, as well as on Reddit and XDA Developers' forums.

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Sony has advised users Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z3 Compact adjust the white balance in the camera settings to get rid of the appearance of pink spots. This action actually fixes the problem, but the image will not correct color rendition. Return to factory settings does not solve the problem.

Have you encountered a similar problem and were able to find a solution there?

Thursday, 4 December 2014

Android 5.0 on Samsung Galaxy Note 4 - Preview



Friday, 3 October 2014

10 things to know before installing Windows 10 Technical Preview

So, Microsoft has released Technical Preview-version of the operating system Windows 10. As part of the testing Windows Insider Program users have already begun to actively download a preliminary version of the system. Volunteers, who are already familiar with the product, note the stability of its work. Microsoft is asking users to remember a few simple rules, and points that will help to further evaluate the changes in the system.



  1. Install Windows 10 Technical Preview only if you,
    • Want to try out software that’s still in development and like sharing your opinion about it.
    • Don’t mind lots of updates or a UI design that might change significantly over time.
    • Really know your way around a PC and feel comfortable troubleshooting problems, backing up data, formatting a hard drive, installing an operating system from scratch, or restoring your old one if necessary.
    • Know what an ISO file is and how to use it.
    • Aren’t installing it on your everyday computer.
  1. Reliability: Unexpected PC crashes could damage or even delete your files, so you should back up everything. Some printers and other hardware might not work, and some software might not install or work correctly, including antivirus or security programs. You might also have trouble connecting to home or corporate networks.
  2. Protect Your Privacy: Microsoft has updated the privacy statement for Windows 10 Technical Preview. if your PC runs into problems, Microsoft will likely examine your system files. If the privacy of your system files is a concern, consider using a different PC. For more info, read the new privacy statement.
  3. Hardware Compatibility: Technical Preview should work with the same devices and programs that work with Windows 8.1, but you might need to update or reinstall some of them. Drivers for basic functions like storage, networking, input, and display come with Windows. These drivers allow you to complete the Windows installation and connect to the Internet. You might be able to get more drivers from Windows Update.
  4. Try Windows 10 Technical Preview on a keyboard/mouse setup: Your apps and devices should work as expected, though of course there will be exceptions. We’d love to know what you think about how the new Windows works with mouse and keyboard and whether it provides the best of new and familiar functionality for Windows and apps.
  5. If you have a touch PC: Technical Preview works with touch, but some things will be rough and unfinished. More touch-friendly improvements are on the way. In the meantime, let us know what it’s like to interact with Windows and apps in the preview.
  6. What can  you keep when upgrading?
This table shows what you can keep when you upgrade from your current version of Windows. Keep in mind that no matter which operating system you’re upgrading from, you should play it safe and back up everything.
If you’re upgrading from
You can keep
If you’re upgrading from
Windows 8.1 or Windows 8
You can keep
Windows settings, personal files, and most apps
If you’re upgrading from
Windows RT 8.1 or Windows RT
You can keep
Technical Preview doesn’t run on Windows RT systems
If you’re upgrading from
Windows 7
You can keep
Windows settings, personal files, and most apps
If you’re upgrading from
Windows Vista
You can keep
Nothing—you must boot from media and perform a clean install
  1. Windows Update will be set to automatically install important updates as they become available. You won’t be able to turn off automatic updates in Windows Technical Preview. To change when preview builds are installed, open PC settings, click Upgrade and recovery, click Preview builds, and then click Change the time my PC installs preview builds.
  2. System Requirements: Basically, if your PC can run Windows 8.1, you’re good to go. If you’re not sure, don’t worry—Windows will check your system to make sure it can install the preview.
    • Processor: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster
    • RAM: 1 gigabyte (GB) (32-bit) or 2 GB (64-bit)
    • Free hard disk space: 16 GB
    • Graphics card: Microsoft DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM driver
    • A Microsoft account and Internet access
    • Technical Preview is only available in English, Chinese Simplified, and Brazilian Portuguese.
  1. To go back to previous OS: You’ll need to reinstall your version of Windows from the recovery or installation media that came with your PC (typically DVD media). If you don’t have recovery media:
    • For Windows 7 or Windows Vista: Before you update, you might be able to create recovery media from a recovery partition on your PC using software provided by your PC manufacturer. Check the support section of your PC manufacturer’s website for more info.
    • For Windows 8.1 or Windows 8: You might be able to create a USB recovery drive. For more info, see Create a USB recovery drive.


Thursday, 2 October 2014

Top 5 Advantages of curved display of Samsung Galaxy Note Edge



It's been a while since Samsung tried its hand at a rounded screen, and even longer since the device-maker took a stab at anything resembling a second display. Nevertheless, here is the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge, essentially a stylus-toting Galaxy Note 4 with a curved -- and independent -- right edge that has its own purpose and behavior.

Curved like an infinity pool, the touchscreen bend on the Edge's face contains its own contextual controls, app shortcuts, and notifications that you can see and interact with without leaving whichever window you're on.


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The Edge display can give you access to your top apps so you can launch them from anywhere in the OS. We didn’t have an issue with the old sliding drawer from traditional Galaxy Note handsets, but making access to favorite apps more quick and efficient is always a welcome change.

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Since the Edge display can display information independently of everything else, you’ll be able to see incoming notifications no matter what you’re doing, even when viewing full-screen content like games and video. This also works for incoming calls so you won’t be kicked out of your game when an unsuspecting phone call comes in.

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We’re not sure how many of you care about personal expression outside the use of your standard wallpaper, but you can customize the Edge display to show whatever it is you want when it’s not in use. You can add images and text as you see fit, including drawings with the S Pen. Samsung’s main use case for wanting to customize your Edge display is when it’s sitting inside a folio case, but we’d imagine most people would rather have the display off whenever it’s not needed.

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The Ticker Board app can show live information about stocks, sports scores, live news and Twitter trends so you can keep tabs on the latest without having to tab your way through a multi-step user interface. It’s nothing a typical notification can’t handle, but it does look pretty neat.

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Finally, the advent of the Edge display makes way to quick tools that can be used without much effort, including a stop watch, a timer, a ruler, flashlight control and voice recording. Samsung has it 5th on their list, but we’d probably shoot this one closer to the top of the list of useful features the Note Edge enables.

Thermal Imager For Mobile Devices


Owners of mobile phones, for one reason or another and yearn to get this imager should look at the Seek Thermal - miniature thermography compatible with smartphones based on Android and iOS. The device weighs only 14 grams and is able to capture a wide range of temperature: -40 to +330 degrees Celsius. Seek Thermal offers four different ways to measure the temperature.



Connecting to iOS- and Android-powered device is organized with the help of Lightning connectors and micro-USB, respectively. Switching between an ordinary camera and thermal imager in shooting mode occurs with a single swipe. The cost of a thermal camera is $ 199, that for this category of devices is more than acceptable result.

Chuwi V10HD - Tablet Running On Windows 8 And Android

The Chinese company Chuwi introduced a new tablet computer Chuwi V10HD, the main feature of which is the ability to switch between the two operating systems: a full Windows 8 and Android. The rear surface of the plate covered with glass sides have metal inserts, and on one side of Chuwi V10HD are two stereo speakers. To connect to the Internet in the unit has a slot for SIM-card and support for 3G HSPA +.



Chuwi V10HD has a 10-inch IPS-display with a resolution of 1920x1080 pixels, 64-bit processor Intel Atom Z3735F Bay Trail with a clock speed of 1.83 GHz, 2 GB RAM, 64 GB of internal memory, 5 megapixel primary and 2-megapixel front cameras, as well as the battery capacity of 6800 mAh.



It is expected that Chuwi V10HD will be available not only in China, where the cost will be about $ 275, but also in other regions.

Friday, 15 August 2014

Xiaomi Redmi 1s India - Unboxing - Exclusive

Xiaomi, a Chinese electronics company after its huge success of Xiaomi Mi3 is ready to launch its new flagship device Redmi 1s - A budget powerhouse smartphone. Here, I have an exclusive Redmi 1s. The detailed review is coming up soon.










The mid-range device sports a 4.7-inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with HD (1280 x 720 pixels) screen resolution which reflects an effective pixel density of 312 PPI. The smartphone runs on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean operating system and has Corning's Gorilla Glass 2 protection.

The dual-SIM smartphone has a 1.6 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor with 305 GPU. The Android based device also has MIUI v5 on top. The smartphone comes with an 8-megapixel rear camera with LED flash which supports Full HD videos recording. Image clarity on the device even on dim-lighting situations is worth praising all thanks to the BSI sensor. Paired with the primary camera the device also sports a 1.6-megapixel front camera which is expected to please all selfie lovers. In addition, the secondary camera supports Hd video recording. The device also comes with an in-built FM Radio.

In terms of memory, the device has 1GB with an internal storage capacity of 8 GB which can be expanded up to a massive 64 GB using the microSD card slot present on board. Citing the connectivity options on the device, the Xiaomi Redmi 1S supports 3G connectivity along with Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, GPRS, EDGE, Bluetooth 4.0 and microUSB 2.0 on the go. The smartphone comes pre-loaded with Google Search, Gmail, Picasa, document viewer, image reader & editor, etc. The device is powered by a Li-Po 2000 mAh battery.


Sunday, 20 July 2014

Samsung Galaxy Star Advance - A Budget Smartphone Running Android KitKat

Samsung Galaxy Star Advance (SM-G350E) will go on sale in India next week in a black and white case for $120(Around Rs.7000). Of course, do not expect the phone anything outstanding. This is the usual budget phone with modest features and two slots for SIM-cards running Android 4.4 KitKat. Whether the machine is represented in other countries - not reported.



Specifications:

  • 4.3-inch LCD-display with a resolution of 800x480 pixels;
  • dual-core processor with a frequency of 1.2 GHz;
  • 512 MB of RAM;
  • 4GB internal memory + memory card slot microSD;
  • 3G HSPA +, Wi-Fi 802.11 b / g / n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, FM-radio;
  • main camera: 3 megapixel, LED-flash;
  • OS: Android 4.4 KitKat;
  • Battery: 1800 mAh;
  • dimensions: 130,2 x 67,9 x 9,8 mm;
  • Weight: 138 grams.

The Night Vision Camera That Can Shoot In Color HD



The average consumer might not have too much use for a camera that’s capable of taking pictures and shooting videos in night vision mode, but its quite essential for journalists on the ground who often find it hard to capture and broadcast events transpiring in places where lighting isn’t exactly favorable. This is where Komamura Falcon Eye KC-2000 steps in. The company has been in this business for over 60 years and its latest product is nothing short of a game changer. The KC-2000 night vision camera is capable of shooting video and taking pictures in color HD, even if its actually almost pitch black.



The KC-2000 is weather sealed, making it immune to the elements. It works through a simple two-button operation, there aren’t a lot of settings to tinker with in order to make it do what it does best. Inside there’s a CMOS 2/3″ image sensor offering 1,280x720p HD resolution with a progressive scanning system and 250 percent dynamic range. Video is captured at 30 frames per second and compressed in H.264 while still images are put out in JPEG. Komamura will initially sell the Falcon Eye KC-2000 in Japan through a network of local dealers before it goes international, no pricing information is available at this point in time.

Monday, 7 July 2014

Vertu for Bentley - A Luxury Smartphone


Vertu is a British manufacturer and retailer of luxury mobile phones and Bentley Motors is a British luxury automaker. Bentley is teaming up with Vertu in a five-year partnership that will see the two firms work together to create ‘distinctive’ luxury smartphones.

Now previous Vertu smartphones have ran on Android, so it’s not far fetched to think that these won’t run Android as well. The smartphones will have a taste of Bentley, but also Bentley drivers will get some exclusive stuff with these four new smartphones. All of which are set to launch in October of this year.

Vertu says the new phones will feature elegant, eye-catching designs as well as premium materials in their construction. The phones will also be designed under the Vertu ethos of a ‘one world phone’ to ensure that owners have the optimum setup for peerless coverage no matter what region they’re in.

Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Stay In The Line White Tile - An Addictive Game from the makers of 2048

2048 is a single-player online game created by 19-year-old Italian web developer Gabriele Cirulli, in which the objective is to slide numbered tiles on a grid to combine them and create a tile with the number 2048. 2048 is one of the most addictive games like Temple Run, Candy Crush, etc.


Now the developers of 2048 - Estoty Entertainment Lab, have created a new Simple yet addictive game "Stay In The Line White Tile".

The Game has a series of white and black tiles. You just don't have to step on white tiles and try as fast as you can tap on black tiles to get to the finish. The quicker you tap, the faster the path moves. Tap on a white block and the game is over.



The Gameplay is simple but still its addictive. The "Stay In The Line White Tile" has different modes like Classic, Survival, Distance and Multiplayer. Like the 2048, the Nextpeer offers multiplayer gaming with your friends on Social networking sites and also Quick play with guests.



The Game is free to download, get it on Google Play store.

Friday, 30 May 2014

World's first Mobile phone with 5000mAh battery (1000 Hours Stand-by)

One of the most important characteristics that we look at a particular device is the battery and one of the most common complaints is that the battery does not last more than a day, especially when talking about high-end devices that are energy intensive.

Most flagships typically hold a maximum of two days and the battery manufacturers sacrifice on the altar of design.

How would you feel if you had a device which comes with a battery that reaches 5000mA; Next month will see these devices are certainly not coming from big companies like Samsung, Apple, Sony, HTC or LG but two rather unknown to us Chinese companies.

The first is the Chinese company Eton for which first heard April that prepares Eton Thor will have 5000mAh battery and will not be so bulky as to be expected, but its thickness will be in 9mm. As for technical features, has the octa-core chipset MediaTek MT6592, has 2GB RAM and Mali-450 GPU. However, it does not support LTE networks while we do not have any information on the screen.

The second company is also Chinese ThL (Technology Happy Life) which revealed the ThL 5000 the first Android smartphone that as seen from its name has 5000mAh battery. The ThL 5000 has 13MP sensor Sony IMX135. The ThL 5000 promises 1,000 hours standby, 47 hours talk time, 11 hours web browsing, 125 ώρες audio listening and 11.6 hours video play.

Both devices are expected to arrive in June with prices around $ 300 i.e. half of the current flagship.

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The best LG phones in the last ten years

A few days ago the LG unveiled the LG G3 which is the first device from a large manufacturer that comes to Quad HD screen (1,440 x 2,560 pixels) and would logically follow Samsung, HTC and others. The LG G3 impresses not only with the screen, but generally the construction and characteristics.
So when the eyes are the LG these days, let's look at some of the best handsets from 2004 until today and how the company has evolved into the decade.
1. LG VX-8000 (2004)
The flip phones were very popular a decade ago and the LG had enough of them. The LG VX-8000 was one of the best released in 2004. With moto "never miss a thing", the LG VX-8000 has internal display 176 x 220 pixels and a smaller external display at 128 x 160 pixels, 1.3MP camera with Flash and Internet access.
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2. LG VX-8100 (2005)
To LG VX-8100 had additional Bluetooth, stereo speakers and 1.3-megapixel camera with 8x digital zoom. Although it was criticized, for example, that is heavier than its predecessor, the Laptop magazine rated it 4 stars out of 5 mainly because of multimedia functions and faster data rate. With external display 128 × 128 pixels and an internal 176 × 220 pixels the LG VX-8100 was one of the most popular mobile in 2005.
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3. LG Chocolate sliders (2006)
In 2006, LG released its new line of slider phones which named Chocolate. We saw models like VX8500, KG800 and KE800. Aimed primarily at young audiences by offering features such as touch keys, customizable music players and 2-inch screens.
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4. LG Prada KE850 (2007)
In January 2007, LG released the LG Prada KE850, which was one of the first phones in the world that had capacitive touchscreen. The device has a 3 inch screen with a resolution of 240 x 400 pixels, Flash UI and external 2MP camera. The LG managed to sell 1 million Prada devices within 18 months after its release.
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5. LG Renoir KC910 (2008)
The LG Renoir KC910 released in late 2008 and became the first full-touch mobile world with an 8MP outer camera. Moreover, he had a 3 inch touch screen with a resolution of 240 x 400 pixels, HSDPA connectivity, WI-Fi, MicroSD and 1,000 mAh battery.
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6. LG Arena KM900 (2009)
The LG Arena KM900 was the flagship of LG in 2009 and released earlier this year. It was the first device with 3D S-Class UI of LG. The screen remained at 3 inches, but the resolution was increased to 480 x 800 pixels. Other features were HSDPA, WI-Fi, 5MP camera and 8GB external expandable on-board memory. However, not even talking about Smartphone.
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7. LG Optimus One (2010)
The LG Optimus One was among the first Android Smartphones in LG, released in November 2010 and was so popular that it sold more than 2 million by the end of 2010.'re not talking about a high - end device but the value was very attractive in combination with decent features. He 600MHz Qualcomm CPU, 3.2-inch HVGA screen, 512MB RAM and external 3MP camera.
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8. LG Optimus 2X (2011)
Released early 2011, the LG Optimus 2X was the first dual-core Smartphone in the world (1GHz dual-core NVIDIA Tegra 2 chipset). It was also the first Android device from LG with 4-inch screen (480 x 800 pixels). He 512MB RAM, 8GB built-in memory and external 8MP camera with LED flash.
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9. LG Optimus G (2012)
The 4.7-inch LG Optimus G is still "fresh" in our memory and is even available around the world. Appeared in late 2012 meant a new era for LG, Google is used as the reference point for the Nexus 4. Conceded very good reviews mainly because it was quick thanks to quad-core Snapdragon S4 and 2GB RAM, but also because of the good ratio-screen device.
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10. LG G2 (2013)
Arrived at the 2013, LG G2 which of course considered the best LG handset for the past year. It is the first Android flagship LG does not use the name «Optimus» and of course the first device with the buttons on the back side. The LG G2 despite the 5.2-inch 1080p display, it is a compact device, is fast, has a great outdoor 13MP camera and very good battery too.
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11. LG G3 (2014)
Finally, the LG G3 just released not have much to say, Undoubtedly has the best technology available for the LG this time culminating course Quad HD screen.
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Thursday, 29 May 2014

Apple to Acquire Beats Electronics for $ 3 billion


Tech giant Apple has announced to acquire Beats Electronics - a major producer of headphones and audio equipment for $3 Billion. Apple will pay 2.6 billion in cash and 400 million shares. It is expected that the transaction will close in the next fiscal quarter. The acquisition is the largest in the history of the company.  founders of Beats Electronics, Dr. Dre and producer Jimmy Yovin, after completion of the transaction will join the team as an Apple employee.

In addition to production facilities for the manufacture of audio equipment premium Apple will own music service Beats Music, which can be integrated with iTunes. Tim Cook, CEO of Apple, said that the team will bring the musical component to a new level. During the interview, the Internet edition of Re / code Tim Cook said the following:

"We combine our outstanding team to continue to create the most innovative musical products, services worldwide."

Obviously, Apple is really interested in the services, which give unlimited access to music for a certain monthly fee. Earlier there were rumors that in 2010 Apple was in talks with various music companies to establish a similar service, but no such action to no avail.

Previously, Tim Cook said that the entire team Beats Electronics will join Apple and will work under the direction of Eddy Cue, senior vice president of Apple's software.