Monthly Archives: June 2013

Mobile

Samsung Galaxy S4 cases by Urban Armor Gear hands-on

As one of the premier designers and manufacturers of rugged smartphone cases, Urban Armor Gear (UAG) has released a quartet of cases for the Samsung Galaxy S4. Available in four different colors, the covers feature a patented design with a hard outer shell and soft, impact-resistant core.

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Sony Xperia Honami i1 Press Photo Leaked, a Camera Phone with 20 MP Sensor

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After the Sony Xperia Z Ultra giant, a smartphone with a 6.44-inch display, the Japan-based company is readying a new handset with more reasonable dimensions, but with specifications that will definitely attract most of the high-end Android smartphone enthusiasts. Known internal as Honami, the New Xperia i1 is bigger and apparently more powerful than the […]

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Pandora39s Mop – +101

Mario style 2.5D platformer game based around Penwith College in the United Kingdom.Built and developed by Level 3 Game design students aged 1618 using Unity 4 and 3DS Max. all original score composition textures gone throuygh industry standard testing processes

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Samba Soundbox – +101

Spice up your day with these four classic samba sounds air horn whistle vuvuzela and drums. Highquality sounds continuous playback and stepless pitch control make Samba Soundbox a professional quality audio app.
The app also includes 2 hit songs Fire and Can You Feel the Love.
Make no mistake Samba Soundbox is a musthave app for every true samba fan

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HTC One Dual-SIM Gets Updated to Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean

Update HTC One dual SIM to Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean

The dual-SIM variant of the HTC One is already available on the Chinese market for a while now and to our surprise, we’ve learned that it got received the Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean update ahead of the original flagship model that was announced in February 2013. The international versions are usually the first ones to […]

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New Sony Xperia Honami Leaked Photos Hit the Web, This Time with a Mate Black Case

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Sony Honami, the next-gen camera phone developed by the Japanese company that will reportedly aim at Samsung’s Galaxy S4 Zoom, is making the headlines these days. After we’ve seen the white model hitting the web a couple of days ago, today we get to look at new pictures of the Sony camera phone. There’s no […]

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4 Ways to Fix most Common Issues On an Android Device

Having an Android smartphone or tablet is like giving candy to a little baby: you just can’t stop from tweaking, changing, customizing and optimizing the internal system and OS. That’s why I think that all the Android users had performed, at least once, complex operations like rooting, installing custom ROMs, replacing the stock recovery, unlocking […]

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UK consumers say the Galaxy S4 is the fastest smartphone with best battery life

The Samsung Galaxy S4 has won two award from UK consumer research company Which?. It found that Samsung’s Android flagship is not only the fastest smartphone currently on sale, but also the one with the best battery life. Source | Via

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Samsung found to have higher device subsidies than Apple, HTC

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When most people buy a new smartphone, part of the equation that helps make it affordable to put a small computer in their pocket is the subsidy provided by the carrier. A new analysis of device subsidies by ABI Research shows that Samsung was the highest in terms of percentage when compared to HTC and Apple. Clocking in at 84%, Samsung topped HTC’s implied rate of 80% and Apple’s 74%. This may be surprising to some who have heard carriers are not especially enamored with Apple’s devices due to the squeeze Apple puts on their profits. While Samsung and HTC are worse for carriers from a percentage standpoint, Apple still leads the way with a higher $110 average subsidy cost in actual value.

Subsidies are used by manufacturers and carriers to ensure devices are competitive from a price point perspective. By spreading the “profit” out over the life of a two-year contract, carriers are able to entice more buyers by offering relatively low-cost devices.

This new information provides an additional data point as to why Samsung is continuing a slow march to domination in the mobile handset market. By achieving these better subsidy ratios, Samsung is able to ensure its devices are extremely competitive on price, even offering a better value in some cases. Samsung also has a broad portfolio of devices to meet the demands of several market segments. ABI Research notes this ability to compete on price will be important going forward as the smartphone market moves away from innovation as it matures. Samsung appears to be leading the way in assembling the pieces that will be needed for smartphone markets of the future.

source: ABI Research
via: BGR

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Editing Microsoft Office documents in Chrome OS in the works

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Developers on the Chrome OS developer track have a new option that they can begin testing that could be a major new feature for the operating system. After buying QuickOffice last year, it turns out one of the benefits Google is working on is injecting the code for reading and editing Microsoft Word and Excel documents into the Chrome OS. The ability to edit commonly used file formats will help move Chrome OS powered devices into the mainstream and be able to better compete with Windows and Mac OS powered devices by removing a potential barrier.

If you are on the developer track for Chrome OS, point your browser to chrome://flags and look for the option to “Enable document editing.” After enabling that option, restart your Chromebook. Obviously this is still in a testing phase, so bugs are expected.

There is no word on how long before this may make its way into the general release of Chrome OS. With rumors of Google wanting to merge the Android OS and Chrome OS, this capability could end up on your Android device one day.

source: Chromium Code Reviews
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