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Lunes, Oktubre 21, 2013

The flexible smartphone on wrist:Concept Nokia Lumia 1080


Phones within the kind issue of a watch within the close to future guarantees to be a really widespread section of the mobile market, several contraption manufacturers area unit currently showing real interest to Mobile phones. However, community Windows Phone studiously ignores this section, and also the reason – a restriction of mobile platform from Microsoft. It’s attainable that things can modify, when such Smartphones interested seriously by Nokia, the biggest strategic partner of the code large. The thought of a futurist Smartphone Nokia Lumia 1080 conferred designers ninety one Mobiles. It’s a robust itinerant within the elastic body with a versatile 5-inch OLED-display. The device boasts a significant technicalspecifications.


Speciation

Nokia Lumia one080 is predicated on a quad – core processor with a clock speed of 1.8 GHz, RAM is two GB, there’s a 13-megapixel main camera with noble gas flash, the essential 32-megapixel camera for video line of work. And because the OS supports the most recent Windows Phone eight. 1 Blue, that has not however been declared. But, as you would possibly guess, the foremost fascinating issue is that the Lumia 1080 will be worn on the carpus sort of a huge clock.

A Review on Moto X


In the four decades since Motorola initial showed off an example of the world’s initial mobile phone, the corporation has watched Apple, Samsung and alternative innovators surpass it in sales. With Google as its new owner, Motorola is introducing the Moto X, a phone notable for innovations in producing, as a part of an effort to regain its stature. Yes, there is lots the Moto X offers in terms of software packages, as well as the power to induce directions, request object answers or set the alarm while not ever touching the phone. There is smart hardware, too, as well as a body that is nearly as slim because the iPhone five, however with the larger, 4.7-inch screen that’s akin to those found in rival golem phones.
But what is extremely special regarding the Moto X has nothing to try and do with creating calls, checking Facebook or holding it in your hands. Rather, it breaks from the pack by providing plenty of customization. You’ll be able to select everything from the color of the ability button to a customized message on the rear cowl.

To make those special order potentials, Motorola is collected the Moto X in American state, creating it the primary Smartphone to be placed along within the U.S. Motorola guarantees to ship custom styles among four days, quicker than it might be able to if the corporation had chosen to create the Moto X halfway round the world in Asia, as alternative phones usually square measure. (Phones for overseas markets are created overseas.)

You can still obtain the phone the standard method, in black or white. Walk into a store, pay regarding $200, sign a biennial service agreement (or regular payment with T-Mobile), and off you come with a novel phone.

But that is boring
Just as Apple’s colourful iMacs showed over a decade agone that non-public computers do not have to be beige or black, Motorola is moving off from ancient black and white. you are still restricted to black or white as your front color, however you’ll be able to select any combination of eighteen back cowl colours and 7 “accent” colours, that highlight the ability button, volume management and therefore the rim of the lens system. there is a lot of coming: Motorola is testing back covers manufactured from wood, for example, and it plans to let folks vote on Facebook on future patterns, colours and styles.




You can choose a custom message for the back of the phone – with limits. I tried to enter profanity and trademarked names and was told, “We’d rather you not say that.” You can use the space to display your email address, in case you lose the phone, for instance. In addition, you can choose one of 16 wallpapers in advance and enter your Google ID so your phone is all set up the first time you turn it on. You can select a different custom message to appear on your screen when you turn the phone on. You can even choose the color of your charger, white or black.

Choose carefully, as you won’t be able to make changes after a 14-day return window. These aren’t parts that you can simply pop out and swap.

With the exception of $50 more for a phone with 32 gigabytes of storage rather than 16 gigabytes, there’s no cost for the customization. They will be available at about the same time the standard white and black phones come out in late August or early September. Wood back covers aren’t expected until later in the year, however.

In the beginning, you can get custom versions only with AT&T as your service provider, but other carriers are coming. Standard versions will also be available through Verizon, T-Mobile, Sprint and U.S. Cellular at launch. You do the ordering through Motorola’s Moto Maker website, which will cover service plan options with AT&T when you order the phone. If you walk into an AT&T store, you can pay for it there, just like a gift card, but you’ll then have to visit the Moto Maker site and enter a scratch-off code.

So what does all this mean?
At first, I thought of it as a gimmick. But then I thought more about how phones are among our most personal possessions. Your phone contains your private thoughts in email, contact information for your loved ones and precious memories in the form of photos. So I can understand the desire to add a personal touch to the look of your phone, especially if you don’t have to pay more. Keep in mind that your customizations might make the phone harder to resell when you’re ready to trade up for a new model.

In many ways, it’s similar to the way desktops and laptops have been sold. You can go to Dell’s or Apple’s website and order any number of configurations. The difference is those configurations typically have to do with the amount of storage, the speed of the processor, the size of the screen and the software that comes with the machine. With Moto X, you’re getting the same storage choices that other phones offer, but all the other options are cosmetic.




Meanwhile, the Moto X advances hands-free phone use. Although hands-free options are available elsewhere to make a call or send a text, Moto X opens the door to the entire Web. It relies on Google Now, the virtual assistant that retrieves information when you speak into the phone. Normally, you press something to activate Google Now. That’s how Siri works on iPhones as well. With Moto X, you simply say, “OK, Google Now.”

That command is specific to your voice. I asked three colleagues to speak “OK, Google Now” into a phone I trained by repeating the phrase three times. The phone ignored my colleagues, but responded to me instantly once I spoke from the same distance. Sorry, pranksters: You won’t be able use this feature to set 3 a.m. alarms on your friend’s Moto X.

I was able to get the phone to recognize my command from about 10 feet away, as well as close by with an episode of “The Walking Dead” playing at full blast on a laptop inches away. But under those conditions, the service was more prone to make mistakes. For instance, the phone misheard a request for directions to Boston as “directions to fall.”

Even in a quiet room, Google Now made a lot of mistakes responding to requests to call specific people. When I asked Google Now to “call Bob,” it offered me “Emily,” ”Dave” and “Super” – for the superintendent of my apartment building, who’s not named Bob.

I can see this feature being useful to motorists, but it’s imperfect. And if you protect your phone with a PIN code, you’ll need to type it in to unlock the phone, except to make a call. Motorola says it tried voice recognition for passwords, but couldn’t get it to work properly.

There are two things that will work without entering your PIN: You can get a peek at text messages and other notifications by pressing the center of the screen for a second. If you want to respond or see more, then you’ll need the PIN. You can also access your camera by twisting the phone like opening a doorknob. You can browse through shots you have just taken, but you’ll need the PIN for older ones.

Speaking of the camera, Motorola did a good job of keeping it simple. With Samsung’s Galaxy S4 and HTC One, I’ve often hit the wrong buttons for gimmicky features I don’t want. With the Moto X, you have to swipe the screen from the left to access the settings. That way, the buttons aren’t there to hit accidently. To access your gallery of photos, you swipe from the right. Again, you won’t be getting old images accidently and miss the chance to snap a new one.



The camera also lacks a shutter button. Instead, you tap anywhere on the screen to take a photo. Keep pressing on the screen, and the camera will take a series of shots in succession.

The screen measures 4.7 inches diagonally, which is larger than the iPhone 5′s 4 inches and close to the 5 inches found on a few other leading phones. Held like a skyscraper, the phone is narrower than most leading Android phones. The edges are curved, but the middle is thickened more than the typical phone. That actually fits nicely in my hands, as the palm isn’t flat when in a grip position. It’s not heavy either, at 4.6 ounces.

Although Motorola has released other phones since Google bought the company in May 2012, the Moto X is the first to be designed under Google. It’s an impressive offering that could make Motorola a contender in phones again.


Two years agone, at a consumer electronics show in Berlin, Samsung on the stage and unveiled the introduction to what’s currently a booming Smartphone genre. The 5.3-inch monstrosity, referred to as the Galaxy Note, has blossomed into one in every of the Korean manufacturer’s biggest brands. These days a similar company is unveiling the Galaxy Note three, the second sequel during a series of supersized stylus-smitten Smartphones, that is even taller, narrower and diluent than the primary 2 of its kind. Obviously, the new 5.7-inch Note doesn’t solely utilize an S-Pen however enhances its practicality and adds higher hardware and elements to make sure it’s able to handle something you’ll throw at it.

We had a chance to play with the black and white versions of the Note three here at IFA 2013 and whereas it had been for the most part a similar user expertise we’ve adult aware of with previous Notes, Samsung still found a number of clever ways in which to tweak each hardware and computer code to create it a lot of appealing to customers. Let’s take away nearer to examine the full package when the break, however initial get pleasure from a full gallery of pictures and a prolonged preview video that shows off several of the device’s new offerings.

Biyernes, Oktubre 18, 2013

iPhone 5s review

iPhone 5s: Camera

The other evident area of improvement over the iPhone 5 and differentiation between the 5c lies with the new iSight camera. Rather than upping the megapixel count, to match that of the Sony Xperia Z and Samsung Galaxy S4 and the staggering 41MP on the Nokia Lumia 1020, Apple has opted to increase the 8MP sensor by 15% and individual pixels to 1.5 microns. The aperture has also had a spec bump to f/2.2, increasing light sensitivity by 33%.

While that's all well and good on paper, it's in the wild where these claims count. Mercifully, in Apple's case, the results are noticeable.

We've already said how the A7-powered Camera app zips along like a greased squirrel, now we'll make a claim of our own and say that pictures taken with the iPhone 5s are the best we've ever seen on any iPhone to date. There's a new sense of depth to shots, especially with close-up subjects, while low-light photography now produces photos worth keeping.

Another fresh string to the 5s bow is the upgraded flash, which Apple's marketing team has named 'True Tone'. Without getting geeky over gamut, the flash works out the intensity and colour temperature for the environment it's about to shoot in, resulting in brighter background definition and more natural colour tones in shots. It works. We're impressed.




Other iPhone 5s-specific camera features include; auto image stabilisation (steady), 3x video zoom (bit blurry), 30fps panorama with varying light control (megabyte-y), burst mode at 10 photos per second (cheeky) and, best of all, slo-motion video capture, which is absolutely brilliant. It’s the iPhone 5s's Panorama moment and you can expect to see your social feeds filling up with quarter-speed 120fps 720p footage very shortly.

The fact that the iPhone 5s can process it all on the fly is testament to the new A7 chip. Video quality is outstanding and, even if capturing your child's meteoric face-plant (we speak from experience), all emotional guilt is washed away as you become Spielberg for a second, seizing every last crunch in superb clarity and detail. Disclaimer: no children were harmed in the testing of this iPhone.

Another vast improvement is with the front-facing FaceTime HD camera. An improved backside illumination sensor improves video calls in lower light and still shots look cleaner than ever. Video records in 720p. At the time of writing we couldn’t stream Slo-Mo video to an Apple TV from the iPhone 5s but were reassured that an update would fix that.





iPhone 5s review
Love

Touch ID
Improved camera and flash
Wide LTE support
Hate

Price
Battery life
iPhone 5s: Screen

Swanking the same 4-inch, 1136x640 at 326ppi screen as its predecessor, and matching that of the 5c, the iPhone 5s display feels small in comparison to the Samsung Galaxy S4 (5-inch), the HTC One (4.7-inch) and the Sony Xperia Z (5-inch).

Screen quality is pin-sharp but, after watching films on bigger handsets, you really notice the drop in size. However, the Retina screen really shows off iOS 7’s brighter, more vivid UI.

iPhone 5s: Size and build

The iPhone 5s is basically a supercharged iPhone 5, so the weight, size and overall build are pretty much identical – 7.6mm deep, 123.8mm tall and 112g in bulk. That makes it slimmer than the HTC One and Samsung Galaxy S4, but not quite as slender as the world’s slimmest smartphone – the Huawei Ascend P6, which measures in at 6.18mm.

It’s still lightweight but feels reassuringly premium with its three colour variants - Gold, Silver and Space Grey – adding to the mix and differentiating it once more from the colour-coordinated 5c.

The Gold finish may be too bling-y for some but if it suffers the same chamfered edge scuffing as its predecessor, a lighter colour will conceal it better than the darker Silver and Space Gray.

Aesthetically, however, we prefer how the 5c matches its case colour to the iOS 7 background. Apple is selling its own dyed leather iPhone 5s case in a multitude of shades for £35, which turns it into a 5c-looking device, but if we’re splashing out more bunce on the flagship model, we’d rather forgo the jacket and show it off.





iPhone 5s review
Love

Touch ID
Improved camera and flash
Wide LTE support
Hate

Price
Battery life
iPhone 5s: Screen

Swanking the same 4-inch, 1136x640 at 326ppi screen as its predecessor, and matching that of the 5c, the iPhone 5s display feels small in comparison to the Samsung Galaxy S4 (5-inch), the HTC One (4.7-inch) and the Sony Xperia Z (5-inch).

Screen quality is pin-sharp but, after watching films on bigger handsets, you really notice the drop in size. However, the Retina screen really shows off iOS 7’s brighter, more vivid UI.

iPhone 5s: Size and build

The iPhone 5s is basically a supercharged iPhone 5, so the weight, size and overall build are pretty much identical – 7.6mm deep, 123.8mm tall and 112g in bulk. That makes it slimmer than the HTC One and Samsung Galaxy S4, but not quite as slender as the world’s slimmest smartphone – the Huawei Ascend P6, which measures in at 6.18mm.

It’s still lightweight but feels reassuringly premium with its three colour variants - Gold, Silver and Space Grey – adding to the mix and differentiating it once more from the colour-coordinated 5c.

The Gold finish may be too bling-y for some but if it suffers the same chamfered edge scuffing as its predecessor, a lighter colour will conceal it better than the darker Silver and Space Gray.

Aesthetically, however, we prefer how the 5c matches its case colour to the iOS 7 background. Apple is selling its own dyed leather iPhone 5s case in a multitude of shades for £35, which turns it into a 5c-looking device, but if we’re splashing out more bunce on the flagship model, we’d rather forgo the jacket and show it off.



iPhone 5s: Performance

While we continue to getting used to the new OS, using the iPhone 5s is a joy. Multi-tasking is quick, navigation is innate and it still feels slicker than Android or Windows Phone.

Restoring backed up content from your old iPhone is a matter or time, rather than effort (about three hours until all apps were re-loaded – we have a lot), and if you’re used to iOS 6, you’ll pick up the new phones and start using them immediately without much fuss.

We did experience a couple of glitches in Mail and the Camera app, which caused the iPhone 5s to crash – time will tell as to whether it’s a persisting problem.

Phone calls are clear and we didn’t experience any call-dropping in our testing. Many apps will need updating asap, however – Google’s Gmail app still displays the old iOS 6 keyboard, for example.

Sound quality is on par with the iPhone 5, but wireless connectivity (Bluetooth and Wi-Fi) seems to be a bit more stable than before - Personal Hotspot connected a lot quicker, too.

The iPhone 5s is available in 16Gb, 32Gb and 64Gb versions (see price below).


Battery life
iPhone 5s: iOS 7

Within the iPhone 5s and each new device shipping with iOS 7, you get Apple’s iWork apps - Pages, Numbers and Keynote – for free.

Swiping down on the homescreen now reveals the Search bar, while swiping apps up while in multi-tasking view will close apps.

Swipe up on the homescreen and you’ll now be presented with a handy shortcut of features ranging from activating Aeroplane mode to adjusting brightness to turning on the torch.

While there isn’t much in the way of iPhone 5s-specific iOS 7 features apart from those already mentioned, the new iPhones are clearly designed to compliment iOS 7 in terms of colour (the 5c) and the power (the 5s).

iPhone 5s: 4G

The iPhone 5s has a wider range of LTE bands that every UK provider should be able to support. We tested the 5s on EE’s 4G network and, like the iPhone 5, experienced blisteringly fast internet connections and downloads.

Of course, your actual speeds will depend on a wide breadth of parameters, but you should hope to achieve uploads and download speeds in excess of 15/20Mbps.

The pace of LTE really proves its worth when using FaceTime HD and streaming content.

iPhone 5s: Battery

Apple quotes ten hours talk time on 3G, 250-hours in standby, ten hours of internet use on 3G, LTE and Wi-Fi, with video playback running to 10 hours and audio stretching to 40 hours.



In our real-world testing, we found the iPhone 5s mimics that of its predecessor – great in standby, draining when using 3G/4G and performing graphically intensive tasks. For example, we started the day (10.20am) with 82% of battery and after a 20-minute TomTom navigation, an hour’s worth of on/off slo-motion and regular video and photo capture, and a bit of web surfing, by 12.37pm we were down to 4% and in desperate need of a recharge.

As previously mentioned, app developers will need to take advantage of the new hardware to help reduce energy consumption. For now, it looks like you’ll need a portable battery pack in your pocket if you intend on hammering your new iPhone 5s all day.

In terms of battery, there’s very little between top-tier smartphones like the HTC One and Samsung Galaxy S4 – you can pretty much expect a day’s use out of all of them, unless you're the most intensive of users


iPhone 5s: Verdict

We kicked off this review by stating the 5s has the potential to be Apple’s most game-changing iPhone since inception. Apple is clearly looking to future-proof its handset while offering developers the opportunity to take advantages of its 64-bit architecture, A7 chip and M7 Coprocessor. Right now, you won’t really experience what this phone is capable of. Give it six months and we’d expect some truly groundbreaking apps to appear.

But, as ever, you’re going to have to pay for the privilege now. Off contract and SIM-free, prices range from £549 for the 16Gb model to an eye-watering £709 for the 64GB version. Our first car was cheaper than that.

At the time of writing, the cheapest monthly iPhone 5s deal we found was from EE; £26 for the 16GB and 32GB models, with an additional upfront handset cost of £260 and £350 respectively. This does, however, only come with 500MB of monthly 4G data. Not cheap.

But then this is a statement of intent. It’s not only Apple’s flagship iPhone but it’s also the best phone the company has ever made. The camera is extraordinary. Touch ID is revolutionary. The iPhone 5s is a stunner today, but expect the real fun to come tomorrow.

iPhone 5s release date: 20 September

iPhone 5s price: £549 (16GB), £629 (32GB), £709 (64GB)

Ubuntu has long been one of the most popular open-source operating systems available in the entire world. Ubuntu and Linux have found themselves installed in a variety of different devices but have never officially had their own mobile phone device specifically made to run using this operating system. Ubuntu is extremely popular around the world and there is no reason why it would not be an extremely popular option to run on a smart phone as well. Many people are very used to using this operating system on their own home computers, so there is a definite demand to have it in a mobile version.
The vision of Ubuntu for the phone Essentially what Ubuntu is attempting to accomplish with this phone, is to create a mobile phone device that can perform just as well as any computer that is running the Ubuntu operating system. As new devices come out many people are replacing their PCs with their mobile device for web browsing and many other actions. Eventually what could end up happening, is a specialized dock whereby people can simply bring their phone with them, and then dock up the Ubuntu smart phone to access it using a larger screen like a PC. This is the future that Ubuntu envisions, portable desktop computers. This current version will turn into a desktop computer when using this special Ubuntu phone dock. Hardware Overall the phone comes with a fairly large touchscreen, excellent functionality and plenty of computing power. This new smart phone can easily compete with just about any other on the market including those that run the android operating system and those that run iOS. Some people may be a bit hesitant to change from these devices however, unless they are hard-core Linux users at heart. This phone will complete any action that any other high-powered smart phone would be able to complete and within the same timeframe. It has a quad core processor and the operating system is created with the minimalist eye keeping the phone extremely quick at all times. Software Because of HTML 5 users can create their own desktop web apps as well as their own games they can run on the smart phone. Many HTML 5 web applications and detailed webpages will also load in fantastic clarity and functionality using this new smart phone operating system. For users who already have powerful smart phones, or are locked into contracts, it is possible to use this new operating system with any android device. Because the operating system uses some similar drivers and kernels from android you can switch from running the Google operating system to Ubuntu without having to change any of the hardware within the phone. Why is It Special and Competitive Ultimately what Ubuntu can offer up is real customization and progress for smart phones. Because the entire operating system features a graphical interface it is easy to use but also fully customizable. No other phone on the market has an operating system that offers this level of customization. Being able to easily use your phone like an Ubuntu desktop is also an interesting new feature that could make this an attractive buy as well. For those who have been loyal to Ubuntu for many years this new phone and operating system for mobile devices, will certainly be a turning point for their mobile devices