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Saturday, 23 May 2015

LG G4 review

Flagships get better with every generation but some of last year's are as good as reborn. The LG G4 improves on the three best features of its predecessor: design, screen, the camera - and does so decisively. It adopts a G Flex curve, but makes it its own with an optional stitched leather back, and has what may as well be the most advanced camera module on a phone yet.


The camera really is the new phone's key feature. LG picked a new 16MP sensor, improved the optical stabilization, gave it a wider aperture lens, added a handful of new software features (including manual mode) and placed a top-notch selfie camera on the front. A complete overhaul of the imaging department.

LG G4 Dual Specifications

LG G4 Dual


Also known as LG G4 Dual-LTE, LG G4 Dual-SIM, LG H818P (Indonesia, Ukraine, Thailand), LG H818N (Hong Kong)
NETWORK Technology
GSM / HSPA / LTE
LAUNCH Announced 2015, May
Status Available. Released 2015, May
BODY Dimensions 148.9 x 76.1 x 6.3 - 9.8 mm
Weight 155 g (5.47 oz)
SIM Dual SIM
DISPLAY Type IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 5.5 inches (~73.6% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1440 x 2560 pixels (~534 ppi pixel density)
Multitouch Yes
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 3
  - LG Optimus UX 4.0 UI

Gionee Elife E8 Specifications



Unofficial preliminary specifications
NETWORK Technology
GSM / HSPA / LTE
LAUNCH Announced Exp. announcement 2015, Q2
Status Rumored. Exp. release 2015, Q3
BODY Dimensions 164 x 82.3 x 9.6 mm (6.46 x 3.24 x 0.38 in)
Weight 207 g (7.30 oz)
SIM Yes
DISPLAY Type AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 6.0 inches (~73.5% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1440 x 2560 pixels (~490 ppi pixel density)
Multitouch Yes
Protection TBC
  - Amigo 3.0 UI

Microsoft is working on Office Now personal assistant for mobile platforms

Microsoft’s Office productivity suite will get its own personal assistant app called Office Now. Currently the application is being tested on Windows and might be released for iOS, Windows 10 Mobile, and Android.
Office Now gives a summary of one’s day at a glance. It lets users organize their routine by easily performing tasks such as schedule meetings, search for relevant emails, join a conference call, and even check Maps for directions to the meeting location.

After Sweden, struggling BlackBerry now announces job cuts across the world

BlackBerry said that it is cutting jobs worldwide. The news arrives nearly a month after the company announced that it is mulling closing its offices in Sweden in a move that put around 100 jobs at stake.
“The company is reallocating resources to capitalize on growth opportunities and achieve profitability across all its business segments,” a company spokesperson said. There was, however, no word on the number of employees that will be affected in the latest wave of job cuts.
The news comes just a day after there were reports that several companies including Microsoft, Xiaomi, Huawei, and Lenovo are interested in acquiring the Canadian company. BlackBerry had a total of 6,225 full-time employees as of February this year.

Google updates Hangouts for Chrome

Google axed its Talk messenger about three months ago and focused its push on Hangouts instead.
Now the search giant has updated the Hangouts app for Chrome browser with the Android’s Material Design language. The new design slices the page in two columns – right one shows current conversation and left side shows a stack of recent conversations.
Mac OS X users can directly download the new Hangouts app for Chrome while the users on Windows, Linux and Chrome OS will have to disable the transparent mode in settings first.

Russia to Google, Twitter, and Facebook: Comply with local laws or face sanctions

US-based technology companies, including Google, Twitter, and Facebook have been warned by Russia’s media watchdog Roskomnadzor against violating the country’s Internet laws.
The agency has sent out letters to the firms asking them to comply with the rules. “In our letters we regularly remind (companies) of the consequences of violating the legislation,” said the agency’s spokesperson Vadim Ampelonsky. He also said that the Russian government could block access to the services being offered by the companies if they do not fall in line.

HTC releases official Mail app for Lollipop devices on Google Play Store

HTC released the official Sense Mail app in the Google Play store. The application functions like any other modern email app – one can read and compose emails, create folders, and manage multiple email accounts using it.
Designed using its own Sense UI language, the HTC Mail app offers useful customizations such as changing the font and its color, highlighting text, and more. Text Reflow feature automatically adjusts the email content to fit the mobile screen.

Thursday, 21 May 2015

Oppo R7 and R7 Plus hands-on

Oppo knows that you always split aces, so the new R7 comes in two versions. The 5" Oppo R7 and 6" R7 Plus share a lot - both are metal-clad knights, with 1080p AMOLED screens, they shoot 13MP images through Schneider-Kreuznach certified optics and they offer practical dual-SIM connectivity.




Oppo is proud to have covered the two phones almost entirely in metal and kept the duo quite thin - 6.3mm for the R7 and 7.8mm for the R7 Plus. The company also implemented some flagship camera features into the duo, including name-brand lens and phase detection autofocus.
Both are powered by the same chipset, Snapdragon 615, and will Color-ified Android 5.1 Lollipop, but the R7 might not get it immediately at launch. Despite the premium build and camera, the two remain quite practical with two SIM slots, one of which can be occupied by a microSD card if you can go without one of the SIM cards. The VOOC charging tech will fill the battery to three quarters in just half an hour.

Apple Maps rumored to finally get transit directions in iOS 9

The lack of public transit directions in Apple Maps may be baffling, but it looks like the company is finally going to take care of this glaring omission soon. According to a new rumor, transit directions will be added to the Apple Maps app that will be part of iOS 9.
Apple’s next version of its mobile operating system should be demoed in June at the company’s annual developer-focused conference (WWDC). As in previous years, we expect iOS 9 to be released around the time the new iPhones ship, so probably in the fall.

Cyanogen plans to set up India office in coming few months

From rejuvenated brand image to squabble over software updates, Cyanogen saw it all last year while taking a dip in the fast growing smartphone market of India. After Xiaomi and OnePlus recently opened their India offices, Cyanogen plans to follow suit in coming three months.
Vikram Natarajan, senior vice-president of global partnerships and distribution at Cyanogen, told ET Tech, “India is very attractive. It is one of the hyper-growth markets for mobile today.”

BBM for iOS beta update brings Timed Message and Message Retract features

BlackBerry has released a new version (v2.9.0.6) of its BBM beta app for iOS that brings along some new features as well as several bug fixes.
The update includes a new Timed Message feature that allows you to control how long messages and pictures you share with contacts can be viewed within BBM. It also adds support for the Message Retract feature that lets you remove your message from your BBM chat before or after it has been read by the recipient.

Viber app now available on Chromebooks

Free VoIP and messaging app Viber is now available on Chrome OS. To download the app, you’d have to head over to the Chrome Web Store on your Chromebooks.
For those not aware, Viber is an app that allows you to call over the internet to anyone using the app and also to landline numbers and also send messages. The best things about this app is it’s one of the most universal apps you can find, because it’s available on iOS, Android, Windows Phone, Windows 8, OS X, BlackBerry and even Nokia Symbian phones. And now there’s a Chrome OS version as well, making it easy to call someone regardless of which platform they are.
You can check out the app now if you have a Chromebook.

Android 5.0 Lollipop is now rolling out to the LG G Pad 8.3 LTE for Verizon

Another day, another Lollipop update rollout. This time we’re talking about the LG G Pad 8.3 tablet, in its LTE-capable incarnation, which was launched by Verizon. Following the update to Android 4.4 KitKat, which it got last year, and then another bug fixer, the G Pad 8.3 is now finally receiving the tasty treat known as Android 5.0.2 Lollipop.
Verizon’s support documents say you should expect to see a new software button arrangement (and design), lock screen notifications, smart lock (using proximity to other devices to auto-unlock the tablet), the new notification screen design, the much-hated Interruptions feature that replaces Silent mode, floating action buttons everywhere, screen pinning, search in Settings, multi-user accounts accessible from the notification panel, as well as an “Avoid bad Wi-Fi connections” item in Settings.

Google to launch a new Photo service by end of this month

Millions of photos are stored online at cloud services of Flickr and Facebook. But not many would prefer about Google’s own photo service nested in Google+.
That’s why Google is working to reveal a new photo tool that will allow storage and sharing the images to popular social networks such as Facebook and Twitter easily. This new photos tool is expected to be announced at the Google I/O developers conference at the end of this month in San Francisco, according to the latest report.

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Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Microsoft Lumia 640 review

Low-end Lumias dominate the Windows Phone market but aren't prestigious. To fix this, Microsoft crafted the Lumia 640 Trojan horse - a capable mid-ranger hiding behind an undeservedly low model number. It comes with pick-and-choose LTE and dual-SIM connectivity, a camera that punches above its weight and a quality screen. Slowly but steadily, Microsoft is commencing its push into the mid-range, which for now is owned by Android.



The Lumia 6-series began life as the lowest rung of the ladder. Since then Microsoft has extended the ladder with the 5 and 4 series. To live up to its new standing in life, the Lumia 640 brings an HD screen and a 1080p video camera, which were traditional weak spots for the sixes - WVGA screen and 480p video was the norm.

Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet review

The Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet faces the daunting task of flying the Z4 banner, when the Xperia Z4 smartphone is just an incremental update limited to the Japanese market. The 10.1-inch tablet seems up for the task however with contemporary specs, attractive styling and razor-thin profile.
Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet
The Xperia Z4 Tablet builds on the virtues of the Z2 Tablet from a year ago and the improvements are much easier to spot than in the Xperia smartphone range where Sony's twice-a-year release cycle has meant more gradual evolution.