iPhone 5S or Galaxy S4 – A comparison (PART II)

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In part I, I had quoted three basic points of differences between S4 and i5S. Continuing with that, I have three more distinctive characteristics of these mega phones.

SOFTWARE

Advanced version of multitasking, Control Center for Wi-Fi, Airplane Mode, Screen brightness, innovative Notification Center and separate tabs for All and Missed alerts are being highly rewarded. i5S also blends flawlessly with the ecosystem of Apple allowing effortless connection with other Apple devices.

On the other hand, S4 hands over your notifications and settings in a single view via TouchWiz. Customization of settings is also being appreciated. For multitasking, S4 still uses the Android’s standard recent apps menu. It also has the Multi-Window feature i.e. running multiple apps simultaneously. The Android 4.2 of S4 will soon be updated to the latest version – Android 4.4 KitKat.

PERFORMANCE

S4 is flawless when it comes to performance. The quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 CPU is just the perfect thing that every user demands. While on the other hand, i5S with the A7 chip and 64-bit architecture is undoubtedly the swiftest phone available around the world.

SPECIAL FEATURES

The most sensational competition is between the distinctive features – Siri and S Voice, M7 coprocessor and Remote Control and iCloud and Air Gesture.

Each company has done a marvelous job with its voice recognition feature but obviously only one can be the winner.

Through iCloud and Auto Backup, both companies offer backup for pictures and personal data. Apple’s latest addition, the Touch ID fingerprint sensor is incredible. To this feature, S4 is competing with its Air Gesture.

S4 can be alternated into a remote control for Samsung devices such as the TV. I5S’s M7 coprocessor is perfect for fitness apps.

 

iPhone 5S or Galaxy S4 – A comparison (PART I)

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Both iPhone 5S and Galaxy S4 are the sovereign most phones of their respective companies. Millions of people around the world are ready to lay their hands on any one of these, but the major question is – Which one? Let’s compare and know whether S4 or i5S is supposed to be your phone.

DISPLAY AND SCREEN

With the increasing demand of abridging the disparity between a smart phone and a tablet both companies did equal justice with the size of their products. Apple stayed loyal to its original 4” screen while Samsung decided to go with a 5” one. Also, S4 conveys a much denser and sharper 441 pixels/inch over the 326 pixels/inch of i5.

CAMERA RESULTS AND FEATURES

I5S’s camera specs are nothing in comparison to S4! The dual camera mode, Eraser mode, Drama Shot mode and Animated GIF photo mode is swaying people off their feet. With the 13 MP cam of S4, i5S has only 8 MP. The front facing cam winner is again S4 with 3 MP and only 1.2 MP of i5S. Apple has introduced a new true Tone dual LED with amber flashes and S4 has preserved the standard single LED flash.

BUILT AND DESIGN

When it comes to the built and designs, Apple is unbeatable. Apple has a clear idea how to make solid, elegant smart phones. Apple has implied all its techniques to build the perfect design for its i5S and unsurprisingly it has succeeded. Available in three colors – gray, gold and silver, i5s is light (3.9 ounces) and thin (0.3”).

 

Why I do not like Cell Phones?

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Seriously, I am among those fewest species on earth that still hate cell phones! Even after zillions of technological advancements and creative devices in the market, I continue to hate cell phones as much as I hated when the only cell phone available was Nokia 3310 (the one with yellow light).

Cell phones kind of nauseate me. I think I am a very private person. I cannot bear a phone beeping or vibrating on my side all the time. Neither can I tolerate those FB or Twitter messages being sent on my phone for my convenience.

You know when do I abhor my cell phone most? When I had just sat down on my beloved toilet seat and it starts ringing. Oh God!!! Such a torture that moment is to me! There is this inquisitiveness in me that I cannot carry on with that private chore of mine and I become obliged to check my phone. Why exactly did God make me like that? I have not yet apprehended the answer L

It is completely above the level of my understanding that how can people actual converse over text messages. I mean seriously? Then why cannot I do this? Why am I so dumb while texting and so agile while talking face to face? People actually text their friends and can communicate the entire night! Why does my shoulder ache after the third or fourth text message?

I thing I do not have the gene to love this device. I always prefer laptop to a smart phone, even for a task as simple as liking a status.

Do you even think I need help?

Furnishing the Photographers – Canon PowerShot D20

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Canon has always maintained its repute as a consistent and dependable camera producer. They recently updated their digital-camera-family with the new PowerShot D20. This latest family member has come with a superior 5x optical zoom and a 12 megapixel resolution. Although the ancestor, D10 was also a water proof camera and the sensors were fine too, but the new Power Short D20 has a sensor with the high-quality HS technology which is just excellent for dim light clicks and the performance is awesome. D20 has a splendid, stylish and trendy square design. This tremendous and amazing camera is ideal and for night clicks and functions flawlessly to capture nature. This product is Canon’s second water and shock proof; can resist water up to 33 feet and shock proof up to 5 feet. All of the sophisticated and highly developed features of this device are a blessing of theDIGIC 4 Image Processor installed inside. It is intelligent enough for speedy shooting. It can, undoubtedly, deliver sharper, brighter and clearer images. Canon D20 comes with a GPS antenna for geo-tagging images. D20 not only easily captures your favorite moments but also records them in excellent full HD video recorder. Canon D20 has a rechargeable battery and a compact power adapter which allows you to charge your camera. Durability and stability is that preeminent feature which has magnetized photographers all around the world to this small and magical device. It is a solid and firm camera, perfect for outdoor shooting and compatible to casual and immature photographers, particularly to those who capture their every memorable instant.

Outsourcing and HP: a positive breakthrough maybe?

Project management is highlighted by the project charter which is keenly elaborated by the scope, objectives and the participants in a preliminary project (Wikipedia). In terms of benefits to be experienced by HP in the above mentioned case, a project charted would have been entertained as a useful and a note-worthy process in leadership and management skills. As highlighted by the case, HP suffered problems at the community level which caused it bypass its total investment leading to a total loss, if not beneficiary.

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With the help of a project charter, HP would have been quite amenable and could have been quite proficient in issuing the objectives and constraints of the community. Nevertheless, the project charter would have also been able to highlight the major controversies involved in budgeting in terms of the spending authority. Also, the total investment would be in its place and then only, the user community would be considered whose needs and requirements could only highlight the main issues regarding the loss and avail of the product’s expenses.

The main virtues of outsourcing is to keep a check and balance on the company’s legal cost of which HP failed to do so which has been highlighted by the entire case in quite a gripping language. Outsourcing may seem to have potential negative vibes on the market and the company, of course, but here, outsourcing may seem the only legal effort to be picked by HP. In order to outsource successfully, HP requires a much higher management system which will exhibit remarkable quality (James Brian Quinn, PhD).

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However, the major cons to outsourcing would revolve around the product or service quality, the transition phase and the suppliers’ financial viability. In all aspects, the steps associated with outsourcing are a major risk as mentioned above but on-time delivery performance and satisfaction levels may either decline if none of the above are matched.

Get on the Hub!

The mastermind behind the Windows enterprise, Bill Gates has been visualizing and enduring quite a lot of competition. Taken aback by Steve Jobs initially and now, by the South Korean company, who would have thought that such competition would try to besiege him. However, the mastermind is still keen in introducing latest techniques and technology so that he can ensure Windows customers that Windows is still capable of ruling the world like it had been ruling.

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Recently, GitHub had been introduced for Windows and has kind of made things more complex for the manual world. However, there are tonnes of tutorials posted on the internet for which people may learn easily how to use the software in connection with Windows.

Github is an online community which enables people to easily communicate with loads of people on a single platform. The projects can be variable, either of an open sourcing project or any other project which requires team management and collaboration.

Github possesses a variety of contractors and majority of them as owners of leading repositories, graphic designers or stats developers. It is a community which usually encompasses on the technology world.

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As more and more industries are being introduced, we see that there is a sudden increase for officials all around the world. Github has also helped in this case. As all must know, Freelancer and ODesk also present with these features to an extent, but, somehow Github has exceeded in the uder community as there are a lot of learned people spread in just one hunting click.

Make your world smarter with Black Berry Q5

The BLACK BERRY Q5 is the third blackberry 10 device to hit the market and the second to feature a physical keyboard. At first glance the Q5 could fit well into the Curve line thanks to the classic BlackBerry design and separated Curve-style keys.

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The Q5 is running BlackBerry 10.1 and does it well thanks to the 1.2GHz processor and 2GB of RAM. 3.1″ 720×720 display LCD touch screen is bold and bright and the Q5 is sporting LTE, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPS and NFC. The integrated 2180mAh battery is actually one of the biggest to date, but the fact that it’s non-removable is a downer. The camera on the BlackBerry Q5 is sadly only 5MP. The front-facing camera rings in at just 2MP. When it comes to the OS on the Q5 there really isn’t anything new here. BlackBerry World is getting bigger by the day and already has a huge selection of apps, games, movies, music and TV shows available for the Q5. The BlackBerry Q5 comes with a surprisingly capable video player. Its interface is very similar to that of the image gallery. It has three tabs – Recent, Camera and Library and can display items either as a list or a grid. The music player, gallery and video player is DLNA-enabled.

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The Q5 weighs in at just over 4 ounces so it’s not too heavy and at the same time doesn’t feel like it will break because it’s too light. Black Berry Q5 is available in red, pink, white and black color also.

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XBOX 360 Gaming Highlights From the Last Six Years

The Xbox 360 was first unveiled by Microsoft in 2005. Today it remains one of the world’s most popular consoles, having sold over 60 million units. The latest version features a 250GB hard drive and built in Wi-Fi and delivers all the best in gaming and entertainment.

When it was first released, critics claimed the Xbox would not be able to compete with more established consoles. However, the Xbox continues to attract a growing fan base and is now a major brand in its own right.

The biggest draw for Xbox 360 gamers is the huge selection of games. Some of the best-selling critically acclaimed titles include Halo 3, Grand Theft Auto 1V, BioShock and Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare. While they vary in gameplay and style, they all have fantastic storylines and eye catching graphics. They are designed to keep you playing again and again.

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If you have yet to discover these top selling games, there are plenty of opportunities to purchase them second hand and the internet or online auctions are a great place to start your search. Equally, games tend to retain their value and there are plenty of options should you want to sell Xbox 360 games.

Grand Theft Auto 1V

The award winning Grand Theft Auto 1V was released in 2008 to a flurry of positive reviews. In this instalment, you adopt the role of Eastern European immigrant, Niko Bellic and guide him through the streets of New York as he searches for that elusive American Dream. He soon slips into debt and must negotiate his way through a criminal underworld of conmen, thieves and gangsters.

BioShock

Voted 2007 ‘Game of the Year’ is BioShock, a terrifying FPS horror where the player takes the role of an air crash survivor who lands in icy, uncharted waters. On discovering a desolate city beneath the sea, he must fight to survive in a world littered with corpses and genetically mutated citizens.

Halo 3

The third installation in the renowned Halo franchise was released in 2007 and is one of the world’s best-selling video games. Exclusive to the Xbox, Halo 3 is a sci-fi shooter where the player takes the role of Master Chief who must battle the Covenant to save Earth.

Call of Duty4: Modern Warfare

Critically acclaimed, this instalment in the Call of Duty series is widely said to be the best. Winner of numerous gaming awards, Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare takes the player away from the familiar WW2 battlefields to tackle warfare in a modern setting. Featuring first-person shooter gameplay, the player must use the superior technology of the U.S Marines and British SAS against guerilla tactics of a terrorist group.

If these games aren’t to your taste, there are numerous other genres available. From racing and sports to music games which enable the player to compose their own masterpieces. Younger players are also catered for with a range of children’s titles.

There are almost 1000 games available for the Xbox 360 and new and experienced gamers alike will find a game to suit.

Tom Adams is a gamer and blogger. He often decides to sell Xbox 360 games as a way of getting some money back to purchase new titles.

Will Nexus 7 Be Embraced by the French Market?

In August last year, Google started shipping Nexus 7 to France and other European countries. Before it entertained the idea of expanding to the European market, Nexus 7 was well received by critics. CNET, the top website for tech product reviews, updates, podcasts, and software downloads, even gave it four out of five stars saying it has a “”beautiful screen, fast performance, a comfortable design, and overall great media options.”

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In the US, UK, and Canada, Nexus 7 sold well that it was even tagged as one of iPad’s fiercest competitors. The gadget really has something that will back its quest for international domination. Now, will it excel in all the European countries that it initially chose for expansion? Which country will greatly welcome Nexus 7?

France is one of the largest markets for smartphones and tablets. Two years ago, the country which is home to the Eiffel Tower was named as Europe’s top mobile computer usage. Will Nexus 7 be added to the French consumers’ wish list in the coming years? Most of the French use gadgets such as tablets or smartphones for communication.

Life in France is fast-paced and gadgets like those are necessities. Nexus 7 boasts an Android operating system and built-in Wi-Fi and near field communication (NFC) connectivity, which means internet access is made more available. This advancement will surely help facilitate a busy life.

Another thing that the French enjoy from mobile devices is online games. France is one of the largest online gaming industries in the world and among those that they like is poker. Online gaming sites such as PartyPoker Francais get a huge number of traffic because of their real money games. Players also get the chance to qualify for the World Poker Tour through the website’s tournaments. Partypoker has games that are as exciting and as fun as the ones that are played in casinos. French players come back to this website not just for fun but also to boost their poker skills since the website is visited by highly skilled players from all over the world. Websites such as these are playable on smartphones or tablets. However, you will need a fast and reliable internet to fully enjoy their perks. In online poker games, you can’t rely on awful internet connections because it might ruin your stay on the table.

Nexus 7 is especially made to improve internet woes. The French market could really benefit from the Google product since it offers “pure Android” experience. Through this gadget, they can now enjoy games from Ubisoft, Bwin, and Zynga on iOS, Java, and Android. If internet connection is what’s slowing down your life, Nexus 7 is the product to grab.

Samsung vs HTC – Which Has the More Classic Phones?

Samsung’s rise to prominence in the smartphone market has been rather spectacular, because only a few years ago it was companies like Nokia and BlackBerry which ruled the roost.

The emergence of the Android operating system gave Samsung the boost it needed to start selling a seriously impressive number of smartphones, although other companies also benefitted from this boom.

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HTC has kept pace with Samsung in terms of mobile technology, if not sales figures, for the past few years. But which of these two companies has cumulatively produced the better range of smartphones?

Big Hitters

Anyone who has being paying attention to the mobile market since 2010 will realise that Samsung and HTC have differed in one major way at the top end of the market and that is design.

While Samsung has been keen to keep producing plastic-clad handsets like the Samsung Galaxy S and its various sequels, HTC has forged its own path with devices like the Sensation and One X which use plenty of metal and other premium materials.

This means that although Samsung has made its phones thinner and lighter, HTC has chosen to court the crowd that is more conscious of build quality. Today this contrast is clearly illustrated by the Samsung Galaxy S4 and HTC One, although in the past it saw the Galaxy S go up against the HTC Desire.

Looking back a little further, it becomes clear that HTC has always been keen to experiment with outlandish designs. Handsets like the Diamond were quirky and cool, if not exactly endowed with looks that would make them a mainstream hit.

Mid-Range

Things get a little more complicated when looking at the cheaper phones from these manufacturers, because there is obviously a need to compromise when price is a factor.

For a time the HTC Wildfire range was a popular mid-range phone, as was the Samsung Galaxy Ace. But if you were thinking of selling your Samsung Galaxy Ace handset to replace it with a more modern alternative, each company would have something to offer.

The Galaxy Ace 2 is a worthy replacement, while the two year old Galaxy S2 is becoming a very impressive mid-range proposition. From HTC the choice comes down the devices like the Windows Phone 8S or the Android-based One S.

Ancient History

Part of the problem when looking at the back catalogues of these two manufacturers is that Samsung has had more experience in the mainstream part of the mobile industry, since HTC began by producing handsets for professionals running the Windows Mobile operating system.

It is also worth remembering that although the two companies produce quite different devices, whichever one you choose will endow you with a well-made handset that has been built by an experienced team. This means that the real winner is the consumer.

James Lindsey writes about mobile phones, computer technology and the cloud for websites, magazines and newspapers. He thinks that when selling your Samsung Galaxy Ace handset you should consider an HTC phone for your next upgrade.

Lenovo K900 launch date revealed

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With all the major manufacturers battling tight now for the top spot, we almost forgot about Lenovo’s upcoming flagship smartphone, which was announced back in January at the smartphone centric CES event in Las Vegas. The most intriguing thing about this device is the fact that it will be powered by Intel Clover Trail platform, which technically should outperform most other devices from a core for core point of view. The device will sport a 5.5inch IPS 1080p screen and a 6.9mm stainless steel and polycarbonate body along with other standard features. Lenovo plans to release this beats upon the Chinese market on May 6, though there is no details about international version yet , but Lenovo has promised to launch a counterpart of this in ‘select regional markets’ so keep your fingers crossed that your regions is among them. Further details about the Lenovo K900 such as pricing and color options are yet to be revealed, but we will be sure to update as soon as we get any information from a viable source. Till then feast your eyes on the shots below.
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Huawei quits on the US telecom market

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Huawei is the world’s second largest network switchgear provider and has always considered the US telecom market as an important part of their overall business. However it seems that they have finally had enough of the US telecom market and has called it quits in trying to gain influence in the US telecom market. Huawei alongside ZTE are facing charges of assisting the Chinese government in espionage and as of now both companies are being labelled as a threat to the countries national security. Huawei did try to fight back and asked for a formal investigation which they thought would help prove that they were being framed, however that was considered as insuperable , which lead to Huawei announcing ‘ We are not interested in the US market anymore’ and this came directly from Huawei Vice President Eric Xu. Keep in mind that decision will probably affect other companies in the US as well and we are sure moth of them are already preparing a legitimate answer to this. Either way Huawei is going to go through crisis and the only way to avoid is to have significant growth in the manufacturers low and mid end devices. Will Huawei be able to make a solid recovery or will it crumble down? Only time can tell.

5 Tips to help build a smart website to boost your small business

Modern day business is all about visibility and irrespective of the size of your business it s imperative that you reach out to the consumers in every way possible to give yourselves the best possibility of growth.

Online sales and e-commerce has become one of the most important tools in this regard and it is especially important for small business as a professional and aesthetically pleasing website lends legitimacy to your business and creates a sense of confidence among potential consumers.

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Here are 5 simple tips about the essentials of a smart website that will aide your existing or budding small business venture-

  • The first thing that you need to worry about is the site that will host your website and the web address that you will use. Most often your web address can be the name of your company, but it is best to keep it simple and short. Register for a domain name of your choice from a trusted web hosting fir to get started.
  • Check for the support that is offered by your website hosting company. If designing a site is not your thing, then it is best to get help from either an expert that you know or from professionals who will offer you top notch services that ensure that you have a beautiful site to work with.
  • The next step is to fill the website with the desired information. While this seems like an easy enough task, it is in fact, the most tricky and important aspect. Make your website as user-friendly as possible with information that is easy to locate. The shopping pages must be especially simple to find, breezy to navigate and full with only relevant information. If a new user has to navigate through a maze of pages, it will only drive him away.
  • Use a competent and hassle-free shopping cart software that is both current and convenient. This will enhance your online sales and will encourage users to come back to your site in the future as well.
  •  With all the above in place, it is time to spread the word about your newly created website. Online PR is currently big business and if you do not wish t hire any professionals for it, then start with Twitter, Facebook and other social media sites and work your way to potential search engine results.

6 benefits offered by load testing for your business

Testing has become an integral and essential part of the software industry and with growing online businesses and various firms relying on custom-built software to run their processes, the testing market is on the way up. Load testing tools constitute a very important and often critical aspect of the entire testing spectrum.

They give both developers and clients an accurate sense of how well the software system functions when put under stress and demands that it would encounter in the real world on a constant basis.

Load testing offers a wide variety of benefits for everyone involved in the process and with various free and paid testing tools now in the market, they are a must for every software development program.

  • Load testing reduces the risk of downtime when the system actually goes online and is available for use, since it most likely would have tested the software’s performance under the most strenuous test cases possible.
  • It helps in optimizing hardware and software costs by giving accurate capacity metrics for the system and predicting the breaking point for it well in advance. This enables clients of the software to be prepared for such scenarios and avoid a complete breakdown.
  • It provides concrete and well demarcated statistics for your programmers and developers and tells them the exact capability of the system they have created and what they need to do in order to improve efficiency and system capabilities.
  • Load testing offers a detailed view of various practical performance hindrances of the software or app developed and how it behaves in various situations with diverse necessities.
  • It allows you to fine-tune the software capability and offers a chance to fix the performance bugs, well before deployment. This saves both costs and time alike.
  • The most significant advantage of load testing is customer satisfaction as it showcases how well the system functions under trying circumstances and offers reassurance to clients about its superlative capabilities.