All You Wanted To Know About Google’s High-tech Eyewear “Google Glasses” – Details, Features & Images

Google finally revealed the details about the much-anticipated Google Glasses, putting an end to the mystery and speculations around this high-tech eye-wear from the web’s search giant.

Earlier this year, Google had released some interesting details around what you could do with Google Glasses when put to practical use, on their project website in the form of a YouTube video. At the same time, Google also had opened a program “Glass Explorers” under which a few people were able to show their interest in getting their hands onto Google Glass for $1,500 and be its first users.

On all these occasions, the only thing missing was the specs and technical details of Google Glass. Since then, blogs and websites have been writing about this latest revolutionary project with people speculating its features – until today!

Google Glasses - Details, Specs, Features and Images

So, in this article I am listing down all that you wanted to know about Google Glasses which comprises of Google Glasses Features, Specs and some images. Before I jump on to talk about the features of this latest product by Google, let’s first have a glimpse at What “Google Glass Project.”

What is Google Glass?

Google Glass is a wearable high-tech eye-wear developed by the Web giant Google in the Project Glass. Google Glass displays information on-demand in a smartphone-like hands-free format that enables the user to interact with the internet using simple voice commands.

It is powered by Android (obviously!) and currently, authorized for use in the United States.

What You Can Do With Google Glasses?

Although, it might be a little harder to hear Glass or use voice input commands in noisy areas, and to see the Glass screen in bright sunlight, there is still a lot you can do with Google Glass – well, if you are convinced that you really need it!

Below are examples of simple voice commands you can use to interact with the internet via Google Glass.

Say “take a picture” to take a picture.

Record what you see. Hands-free.

Even share what you see. Live.

Directions right in front of you.

Speak to send a message.

Ask whatever’s on your mind – Google it.

Translate your voice.

More Info here.

How It Feels Through Google Glass

As I mentioned Google had last a Video showing how it actually feels when you see the world through Glass. Here is that video footage captured through Glass.


Now that you know a bit about what Google Glass is, let’s jump on to the main topic which this post is all about – Google Glass details, features and images.

Make & Fit

As claimed on the Google Glass Info page, although Glass is robust, stable and built to fit into your life, you might break it if you don’t handle it with care.

It comes with adjustable nose-pads (extra nose-pads in two sizes are also included) and comes with a durable frame and you can bend it to fit your face. You can also move the display hinge until you can see the whole screen.

Display Screen Resolution

Google Glasses comes with a high-resolution display which is equivalent to 25 inch HD screen viewed from an 8 feet distance.

Camera & Audio

The camera featured on Google Goggles is 5MP for photos. For Video, it comes with sensor capable of recording at 720p.

For audio, Glasses is using Bone Conduction Transducer.

Memory & Connectivity

It has got internal storage of 16GB out of which 12GB can be used by user, synced with Google cloud storage.

Connectivity: Wifi – 802.11b/g and Bluetooth

Battery Life

Google Glass will last one full day for a typical use. Some features, like Hangouts and video recording, are more battery intensive and battery life will vary according to your use.

Compatibility

It is compatible with any Bluetooth-capable phone. The MyGlass companion enables GPS and SMS messaging which requires Android 4.0.3 (Ice Cream Sandwich) or higher – it can be setup from the Google PLAY Site (Download Link).

Color Range

Google Glasses come in a different range of colors to suit your style – Charcoal, Tangerine, Shale, Cotton, Sky.

Google Glasses Color Range

Included in the Box

  • Google Glasses
  • Extra nose-pads in two sizes
  • Pouch
  • Micro USB cable and charger (use the included charger and preserve long and prosperous Glass use)

Google Glasses Availability & Price

Although Google has released the detailed specs of the device and also launched Google Glass Tech Specs and FAQs page, the only thing which is not disclosed by Google at the moment is the launch date and pricing of Google Glass device. We would have to wait and watch when Google does that!

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I have tried to cover all the details about Google’s Project Glass. But, if you are still hungry for more, you can follow this link to check out Project Glass website.

So, what do you think about Google Glasses? Excited?

Top 5 Arcade Games For Your Android Phone [Free Download]

The distinctions of mobile Application industry have been changed swiftly over past few years. Android, holding more than 70 % of market share, has changed the mind-set of people towards mobile apps, by making the platform vaster through its enormous applications which has recently crossed 0.6 million figure. But don’t you sometimes find it difficult to choose great games from such a large collection?

Here is the solution! We present to you some of the top rated and most downloaded arcade games for Android.

Extreme Road Trip

The application provides an outstanding gaming experience of driving on an iconic track with continuously depleting fuel tank and omission of brakes in vehicle at high speeds through solitary environment. This is a top notch game for race lovers offering more game modes than ever before.

Extreme Road Trip Android Game

The game begins with encountering tilting of car to keep it jumping and rolling. Execute stunts like wheelies and flip-offs to attain nitro boosts while preventing the vehicle from crashing down.

Your aim is to cover maximum possible distance with a specific amount of fuel reserve. It is an extremely addictive gameplay with awesome music and choice between nine cars having distinctive features. It features unlimited score-chase capability. [Play Store Link]

Angry Birds Space

Developed by Rovio Mobile Ltd., “Angry Birds” has been one of the most popular mobile games ever among gamers and it seems to be boosting that prestige and user satisfaction by the release of its latest SPACE version.

Angry Birds Space Android Game

The game focuses on these angry creatures finding a giant claw in wormhole to rescue their eggs while passing from various galaxies in universe. It provides 150 space levels to user with new birds, magnificent powers, fun in zero gravity, difficult-to-reach bonus stages and beautiful pictured backgrounds. [Play Store Link]

Fruit Ninja

Being a product of Halfbrick Studios, after achieving a great recognition in iOS, the application is now also available in android phones with all its fun. It is a provocative action game with lots of juicy and splatted stuff.

Fruit Ninja Android Game

The struggle to prevent fruits from getting sliced by bomb increases the enthusiasm level of gamers. All you have to do in it is, slice the fruits suspended in air in proper alignment by triggering the touchscreen of mobile and moving the blades back and forth at perfect timing.

It offers three single player modes namely Classic, Zen and the Arcade, with approach of going back to reach higher scores. [Play Store Link]

Frontline Commando

We are quite familiar with this Glu Mobile’s action oriented android program which has crossed a mark of half million downloads recently. The game deals with the fight of a single squadron against a brutal dictator, using his skills for survival.

Frontline Commando Android App

The application puts you as a soldier who has to kill all the enemies alone in battlefield. Its limited time feature makes the play more interesting and challenging. Destructible weapons blowing helicopters, jeeps and enemy areas make it more compelling and attractive. It is endowed with beautiful graphics and a real time war experience. [Play Store Link]

Subway Surfers

It is one of the most delightful games from the crustal of Kilo Games Company. It won’t be wrong saying that this app can be described by a similar popular version called “Temple Run” with little more twists, excitement and fun.

The program is based on a never ending run by a skateboard surfer, dodging trains, moving into them, making tracks on their roofs, gathering coins and collecting powers, while facing a chain of interruptions on his path.

Subway Surfers Android Game

The surfer keeps on moving forward in the game, while user can change its track from one to any of the three by smacking finger on the screen with the amazing controls. It also acquires some additional power boosting features out which one increase the number of coins gathered, another makes the character magnetic and one increases its speed. [Play Store Link]

Also check out – 3 Great Bluetooth Games on Android for Free

I hope you like the above list of action games on Android – do let us know which ones are your favourite from arcade category in the comments section below.

This is a guest post by Gene Sobolev from AndroidPIT where he writes about android entertainment apps and android arcade apps.

Two iPhone 5 Flaws that Show How Much we Miss Steve Jobs

Ever since Steve Jobs left his legacy at Apple, people have been asking, what would Steve Jobs do?

Now that the iPhone 5 has been on the market for the past four-or-so months, people are still asking, what would Steve Jobs have done differently to fill in the gaps from missing features in iPhone 4S?

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Samsung launched a marketing campaign jabbing at Apple’s newest phone, belittling its new design by pointing out its “biggest” achievements – like moving the headphone jack from the top of the phone to the bottom.

Samsung may have had some valid points, since this iPhone release was met with more disappointment than any previous releases. People take their phones seriously, whether it’s a smartphone or a home phone service. The reputation of the iPhone is so important that an Apple exec was even let go after the iPhone 5 release.

So how did this Apple fall so far from the iPhone tree?

Apple Maps

One of the biggest benefits of owning a smartphone is getting real-time directions and up-to-date maps. One of the biggest benefits of owning an iPhone is to get the best directions and the best maps. While no one expects perfection 100% of the time, what iPhone 5 customers got was below everyone’s standards. How below? So subpar that Richard Williamson, former VP of iOS Platform Services, was let go from the company has the overseer of Apple Maps.

Apple Maps replaced the popular Google Maps on the iOS platform, much to the dismay of millions of people who went out and stood in line to buy the iPhone 5. Why?

Blurry pictures – Is this real life? An image on your iPhone screen isn’t in beautiful, HD quality? When first released, Apple Maps images showed up as distorted, even warped.  Blurry pictures are not something that has previously been associated with iPhones, so the fact that the new 5 had taken a step back in quality was a big point of frustration for consumers.

Missing locations – Everyone knows the iconic Statue of Liberty. Everyone also knows that it should be standing proudly on Ellis Island. However, viral images went around of our Lady Liberty as nothing but a mere shadow.

Other reported mistakes were mislabeled locations, out-of-date locations, missing cities and towns, and misspelled cities (even the capital of Ukraine was spelled incorrectly).  Apple is quick and has made adjustments since these missteps were first reported back in the fall, but the fact that these mistakes were even made put a bad taste in consumers’ mouths.

NFC – Near Field Communication

One of the biggest wins for the iPhone 5 is Passbook. With this App, you can store boarding passes, concert tickets, coupons, rewards cards, etc. Something as convenient as this led many to believe that a Near Field Communication feature (or NFC) would be included as well.

NFC basically enables you to either touch or swipe your phone at a checkout, instead of using your debit or credit card.

As opposed to Apple Maps, this is considered a missed opportunity because it isn’t even included in the iPhone. However, word on the street is that the next iPhone adaptation will adopt NFC technology.

This is a guest post by Jesse Clark. Jesse is an experienced blogger with extensive knowledge in the field of smartphone technology.

Are Asus Transformer Pads Good for Gaming?

Any tablet device looking to make a splash needs to offer users something special, as the mobile device market is a very competitive one, and people have got ample amount of choices available. The particular area where manufacturers want their devices to stand out is in gaming, which remains one of the most popular usages of mobile devices, and it can be argued that the Transformer Pad devices produced by Asus do offer plenty to recommend them to gamers.

Read: 5 Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich Tablets Under $200

Asus Transformer Pad

Keyboard

A frequent complaint amongst those gaming on a tablet – even hugely successful ones like the iPad – is the absence of a physical keyboard. Thus, the option of using a docking keyboard with all Asus Transformer Pad models makes the gaming experience a bit easier. The users have the luxury to get connected through the docking keyboard and enjoy unlimited gaming all day long.

Screen

This varies depending on the model you choose, but the more expensive Transformer Pads – like the Infinity, boast a screen size and image resolution that will have even Apple getting nervous :P. The all new stunning 10.1 inch of screen size is something amazing for the gamers.

Enabling Online Games

Bigger screen size and a powerful processor are the key factors in bringing good quality to the games. Many modern games utilize increasingly sophisticated and immersive graphics; meaning the quality of screen size and resolution very important to the overall experience.

Striking Attraction

The all new TF700 comes with a striking amethyst gray finish color. The metallic back with the silver color embossed on it gives a stunning look to the device. The tablet also comes in Champagne gold color. If you think colors will intrigue and will capture your interests apart from the gaming intentions, then TF700 can be the best pick for you.

Processor

The upgrades to the original Asus Transformer (the Prime and the Infinity) both feature quad core Nvidia processors which provide gamers with virtually unbeatable graphics and processing power, making them ideal for playing 3D games – whether it is online casino ones or any other type. This processor is available with all models of the Transformer Pad now, including the budget price 300 model. Infact, this is the only product to boast a 1.7 GHz CPU and has the capability to support the PS3 and Xbox controllers.

HDMI Port

The Micro HDMI port of TF700 and some of its other Asus versions helps the users to connect the device to monitors or big screens. It helps them to play the games and enjoy a unique experience. You can get them connected through the wired PS3 or Xbox controllers. USB compatible games can also be played. It even supports gaming through dongle devices. So, what more is awaited and it’s time for the gamers to jump into action!!!

Games

This has been a key area where all Android devices have always been lagged behind by Apple, but more of the popular iOS games than ever are now available for Android as well. In addition, really good games are starting to be designed for Android devices like the Infinity in particular, such as Zen Pinball THD.

Google store is stuffed with brand new games that are nascent when compared with the popularity of its Apple counterpart. However, the Android games are all set to give a tough challenge to the Apple games.

The transformer pads come with amazingly sharp and clear images even on big screens when connected. It is the perfect device for the full time gamers and the money you spend on this device is rightly justified.

Do let us know what do you feel about the Transformer Pad tablet range by Asus!

This is a guest post by Raj Kumar.

Wondering What’s Causing Problems on Your Windows 7 PC? – Use Reliability Monitor

Nobody likes interruption and in the days of high speed technology and connectivity what can be more annoying than your PC getting hanged or crashed.

All software giants are putting efforts towards making the most powerful device in your life more and more error free and if that’s not entirely attainable, then to at least make the errors resolvable for the users. It would be of great use if you can fix small problems in your system on your own, rather than bringing in your computer expert every time.

Reliability Monitor Windows 7 PC

So, if anyone out there is suffering with this technological ailment, they need to try using the Reliability Monitor that is enabled with Windows 7. It is a control panel application which had been introduced in the new Windows Vista. Windows have had a Performance Monitor from the start but this is a new concept introduced.

Earlier in Windows Vista, the Reliability monitor and Performance Monitor were a combined application. But with Windows 7, they are two separate tools and have hence improved their prowess.

This is how this system works – on an occasion of BSOD crash, i.e. Blue Screen of Death you do not get time to record error messages or notice what suddenly went wrong – from the Reliability Monitor history, you are able to retrieve all the data.

This software also aids in helping you locate any issues with other applications. The application keeps track of specified five kinds of situation in your computer system like – Software installations, Application failures, Hardware failures, Windows failures, miscellaneous failures.

Reliability Monitor projects a timeline of various system events and then efficiently divides them into failures, warnings and information. In your PC, the Reliability Monitor gives a rating on a scale of 1 to 10. Here 1 stands for horrible and 10 is perfect. One just needs to understand how to use the Reliability Monitor in your Computer system.

How to Use the Reliability Monitor in Windows 7:

  1. Open the Action Center from your control panel.
  2. Select “Maintenance” to expand the menu.
  3. Select “View reliability history” under Check for solutions to problems reports.
  4. You will get a report covering the specified period of time.

Other way to operate Reliability Monitor:

  1. Open Start menu.
  2. Type ‘reliability’ or even ‘rel’ in the search bar.
  3. Double click on ‘view reliability history’.
  4. The report will open.

If you select a particular date, you will get more specified information about the reported event. On occasions of multiple failures in a day, you will have all the details.

The special part of the entire Reliability Monitor is the fact that it gives a clear central place or console to view the exact error causing problems in your system.  Each error projected by this monitor is given a ‘Check for a solution’ link. Here you can select the link by which Windows checks the error against the Microsoft’s online database of solutions. Later through Action center you can find the solution best suited to your problem.

I know the unexpected errors in PC aggravates the mind  and I have tried my best to provide you the best solutions. I hope my write-up helped you in recognizing the errors on your Windows 7 PC. Feel free to put-upon your queries, I will keep trying resolving them.

The 5 Best Ultrabooks So Far

Ultrabooks are the latest buzz in the laptop industry. This class of laptop was created with the launch of Apple MacBook Air. In fact, the term Ultrabook is trademarked by Intel and is now used to refer to thin laptops with good performance and long battery life. Here we review the best we’ve seen in this category so far.

Check Out: Ultrabook Buying Guide – Tips, Advice and Factors To Keep In Mind

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Which is the Best Ultrabook?

1. Apple MacBook Air

For Mac users, there’s only one option in this segment, the 13 inch MacBook Air launched this year. Costing approximately $1200, it sports the 3rd Gen Intel i5 CPUs, upgraded web cam and USB 3.0 ports. Unfortunately, an Ethernet port is not included and the 128GB SSD hard disk seems a little smaller than what we’re now used to. At about 3 pounds, this is definitely one of the lightest machines. The Macbook even manages to deliver a long lasting battery life of over 4.5 hours. On the whole, this is a good Ultrabook.

2. Dell Inspiron 14z

This laptop manages to meet the Ultrabook criteria even while sporting a CD/DVD burner. With a price tag of just $900, it is very affordable. It sports a large (for ultrabooks!) 14” screen and comes with i3 processor, 8GB RAM and a dedicated AMD graphics card. Unfortunately, the battery doesn’t last a full working day, and there is a distinct budget feel to the parts. This ultrabook also sports a bigger touch pad with two separate mouse buttons for left and right click. Overall, this is a commendable effort from Dell to pack-in some great features at such a price.

3. Acer Aspire S5

This is the most expensive Ultrabook with a price range of $1300-1450. It is even thinner than a MacBook Air making it the thinnest Ultrabook out there. What’s interesting about this ultrabook is the innovative MagicFlip port door used to cover the ports. It is the lightest Ultrabook weighing just 2.65 pounds and has a great battery life. The only gripe a user could have is the absence of a backlit keyboard. With a 3rd generation Intel i7 processor, and a separate Intel HD graphics card, it is the most advanced Ultrabook. Moreover, this world’s slimmest laptop offers great multitasking options and is highly responsive. Good features and processing speed bring this ultrabook from Acer to the top 5 list.

4. Sony Vaio T Series SVT13112FXS

This is the first ultrabook from the Sony stable. It has great value as it is priced between $765-830. It falls in to the budget ultrabook category. It has all the ports that you could need, but no optical drive. Without a good keyboard, this is a machine for casual use. The TFT screen is disappointing too. But, some of the impressive features include the machine’s ability to wake-up in less than 3 seconds from the sleep mode, less time taken to re-establish a lost wireless connection and Intel’s Rapid storage technology easily manages the system’s functioning. Thus, the Sony Vaio Ultrabook offers good value for the money you pay.

5. HP Envy Sleekbook 6

This laptop is all about sharp looks at a low price of $600. Unfortunately, the lower price is achieved by underpowered, inefficient AMD processors and a slower conventional hard drive. The major plus point is a large 15” screen. Also, this machine manages to offer some good graphics, which looks better on the 15 inch screen. The sound system powered by Beats is another advantage you get at such a price. Perhaps, a slightly better configuration would have put this ultrabook higher on the list. Nevertheless, HP Envy Sleekbook 6 ultrabook does good justice to the price it is offered at.

Close Contenders:

HP Folio 13-1020US – this incredibly well engineered and well crafted ultrabook priced at $900, was one of the closest contenders to the top 5 list. Following it were the super slim Samsung Series 9, 15 inch ultrabook, solidly made Asus Zenbook and the super-sleek HP Envy 14 inch Spectre.

Well, these were the ultrabooks that managed to make it to the top 5 list so far. However, it is still too early, before we finalize the list of the best Ultrabooks of 2012. Also, there are several ultrabooks waiting to roll out sooner or later this year. Do have a look at the list of 16 Thin And Light Ultrabooks To Watch Out in 2012 which we prepared back in May 2012.

So, based on many more to come, will there be another, completely different ultrabook list than or is the list going to be the same? Let’s wait and find out!

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How to Download Torrents on iPhone or Any iOS Device Using iTransmission – A Quick Guide

Sharing a file or downloading it is not a new concept to anyone now. Millions of people now share and download their data via various software and apps.

Torrents are the most popular files getting downloaded worldwide today. Whether it be a Mac OS user or Windows, downloading the torrents is the preferred choice for everyone.

Download torrents on iPhone using iTransmission

Now that we are moving ahead in technology, most of the gadget freaks today own an iOS operated device and everyone wants to download the torrents on their high-tech iOS gadget.

Monitoring your PC Torrents on mobile phone is very easy but if you actually want to watch a movie on iPhone or to download torrent file in your iPhone or iPad you may need a software named iTransmission.

Actually, being an iOS device user myself, I was trying to download the torrents on my phone and to be very honest, it was not that easy. Downloading the torrents on computer running on any OS is pretty simple but when it is about downloading the Torrents in iPhone, iPad or any other iOS device, I found that things were not that simple.

I know some of the readers here might be thinking that we can easily download the torrents in the iOS device by using the available software but let me tell you guys, those software end up with a real mess. I can tell you this by my experience.

Well, I am not scaring you. Relax!!

I researched a lot and then finally came across a comparatively simple solution named iTransmission to download torrents in my iPhone so thought of sharing the steps with my readers on Technolism.

Go through the following simple steps and get the torrent files downloaded in your iOS devices.

Step #1: Before starting with the download, you first need to jailbreak the iOS device. I guess you know what jailbreaking the iOS device means, if not, let me tell you that Apple devices are bound under many different restrictions from the company which do not allow any sort of third party applications. So, to get the torrents in your iOS device you first need to get out of those restrictions. You can take help from internet to jailbreak your iOS device.

Step #2: After you are done with jailbreaking, you need to download ‘iTransmission’

You can get it from the Cydia App store which especially has the apps for jailbroken iOS gadgets. It is free of cost and is compatible with every IOS device. You will notice a small icon on your springboard when your iTransmission is downloaded on your device.

iTransmission - Cydia app to download torrents on iPhone

Step #3: Now in the next step, you need to search the torrent file you want to download in your iOS device using the Safari search engine. Suppose you want to download some movie on your iPad or iPhone, open Safari and type the name of the movie, don’t forget to write word Torrent after the movie name. Now, check the search results and download the file according to the file size, leeches and seeds – in the similar way you would do on your Mac or PC.

Step #4: Now copy the link of torrent you want to download. Be careful and copy the address correctly.

Step #5: Now when you have the link copied in your iOS clipboard, open the downloaded app iTransmission. Click the small ‘+’ at the bottom left of the app. A menu will pop up on your system screen having a URL tab. Paste the URL copied in the above step and click on OK.

Step #6: You are now done with the steps and all you need to do is to wait for the torrent to download.

Isn’t it simple? This complete process takes not more than five minutes and following these six simple steps, you are all set to watch your favourite movie or any other torrent file in your iOS device.

Best part is that iTransmission software is very user friendly and is compatible with every device running on iOS. You can also use this software to download the torrent files on your computer system, but you need to download and install Transmission for that.

Also Read: How To Transfer Data From iPhone to Android Phone?

So, following this quick guide, you can now easily download torrent files on your iOS devices and enjoy your favorite movie, music or anything else.

Do let us know, what do you think about this tutorial and also, if you are stuck at any step in the process and I would be more than happy to help you!

Is the iPhone 5 Worth Waiting For?

If you are a die-hard Apple fan, one question which would be making you craze is “Should I buy an iPhone 4S or wait for iPhone 5?”

The iPhone 5’s release date has been pencilled in as Autumn 2012, which could mean anything from September through to November. Most ‘experts’ are of the belief that the handset will be released sometime this October.

iPhone 5 Release

The Anticipation around iPhone 5

The anticipation surrounding the iPhone 5 is – unsurprisingly – intense, with iFans eagerly waiting to see which features will appear on the new phone. October is the same month in which the iPhone 4S was released last year, so it makes sense that the next model in the popular iPhone series reaches the shops around a year later.

However, this arrival date is still pretty late in comparison to the annual release dates favoured by most other handset manufacturers. Of course, Apple’s rivals are offering phones on other platforms – Android, Windows Phone and BlackBerry – which makes it hard to apply a like-for-like comparison. We did a comparison among the 3 most advanced smartphones in the market – Samsung Galaxy S3, HTC One X and iPhone 4S. You can read the comparison here.

Also Read: Why Apple Could Not Launch iPhone 5?

Apple have always done things their own way, with scant regard for the rest of the industry’s practices. In the gadgetry race, releasing their new handset in October puts Apple in kind of a tricky position; many people ‘hold off’ from buying other phones in order to see what Apple offers up. Only once the iPhone 5’s details have been confirmed will they be able to make an informed decision as to whether Apple’s latest offering is the must-have piece of kit they were hoping for.

iPhone Outdated – Really?

Previous iPhones – including the current 4S – are now somewhat, well, ‘out-dated’. For example, the Samsung Galaxy S3 came out a couple of months ago, featuring quad-core technology, a huge display and the latest version of Android – Ice Cream Sandwich. The iPhone 4S is now just a measly dual-core handset, whose speed and power pales in comparison to giants like the S3.

The iPhone 5 will no doubt offer up some tough competition for the S3, but nearly half a year later – shouldn’t we all be waiting for the next big wave of technology in 2013 by then? We might not be seeing octo-core handsets in the near future, but something equally magnificent will surely come along to tempt our wallets and make our shiny smartphones of 2012 seem not so shiny after all.

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The fact is, Apple are making a late entrance, as they did last year. It might be seen as ‘fashionably late’ by most of their fans, but it’s a policy that will leave some buyers in the dilemma of not knowing whether to buy Android now, and get their new gadget sooner, or wait for the iPhone 5 and risk being disappointed by the raft of mooted improvements that have yet to be confirmed. (Apple always keep famously schtum about the details of their new handsets until around a week before the new phone’s release date. It’s doubtful that we’ll know many concrete facts about the iPhone 5 until October.)

Furthermore, what about all those people who wondered about the wisdom of buying the iPhone 4S when it first came out. You know how it goes: The iPhone 4S comes out; everyone wants it. You spend a month agonising over whether to buy it; the price drops, making you hopeful of further price drops and so you allow yourself to be put off buying it just a little longer. Soon enough, everyone’s talking about the iPhone 5, and now you’re left horribly confused as to whether it’s too late.

New iPhone 4S Owners

There are plenty of people who have bought the iPhone 4S within the last month or so, and mostly they are not bothered by the imminent arrival of a new model. These people are not techies, geeks, or gamers; they’re just ordinary people who wanted a phone, and decided on the iPhone perhaps on the recommendation of a friend. They don’t care that it’s likely going to drop in price in four or five months, because they wanted a phone now, and they don’t care about possessing a handset that can claim bragging rights in terms of the number of cores packed into its processor. They just want something pretty, simple, and efficient, and with an iPhone 4S, they know that’s what they’re getting.

The truth is, iPhones are always good, well-designed phones. Few people genuinely believe that the iPhone 5 will be a disappointment; in fact, we can be assured that it will go down a storm, based on Apple’s track record. Apple really do know how to make good phones, and perhaps their late release dates indicate that they want to spend all the time they have into putting together something truly beautiful. When you consider that Apple spend one year making one handset, while companies like Samsung and HTC put out multitudes of handsets – five to ten every year – you’ve got to wonder where all the time goes.

Rumours about the iPhone 5

The rumours about the iPhone 5 (check here) – and, for the most part, rumours is all they are – are equally promising. We’ve heard tales of a bigger 4-inch display, which should help Apple to keep up with the rising trend for spacious displays, like the near-5-inchers found on phones like the Samsung S3 and the HTC One X. It is, almost without a doubt, going to feature four cores, as that’s the only way Apple have any chance of keeping up with the competition. (Samsung aren’t the only major manufacturer to release a quad-core phone in 2012; in fact, bar Sony and Nokia, the vast majority have done so.)

We’re likely going to see lots of new features, including a redesigned dock connector and repositioned headphone socket, and an improved camera, while the Apple operating system – iOS – is seeing an upgrade, too. This means better Siri, better interface, better apps, and better options. More choice, less hassle. More than Android, Apple are slowly making their way towards a streamlined OS which makes using your smartphone as simple as breathing in.

What am I trying to say?

Apple put us in a difficult position; I resent having to wait half a year – which is a long time in the busy, ever-improving smartphone industry – for the latest iPhone. I resent not knowing what’s at stake, and what we’re actually going to be rewarded with at the end of our long wait. I resent having to resist the temptations of the S3 and the One X purely because Apple are taking their time. But, this doesn’t mean I’m not going to. I am. Why? Because it’s Apple. And at the end of the day, Apple can do whatever the hell they like; that’s just how they roll. If they need a year, they can take it.

What do you think?

How Smart Devices & Apps are Making a Difference in Today’s Education

The smartphone and tablets ownership continues to skyrocket, for the very simple reason – the features and possibilities that these devices provide, do make your life a lot easy.

Well, thanks for the amazing apps available which make this possible. Apps could be the sole reason you would like to go for a Smartphone or that shiny tablet, as these advanced devices are lifeless without these apps and you would rightfully agree with me on that.

In this tech-forward age, these devices have a big impact not only on our day-to-day lives but also in the classroom. Read more to check out how digital classrooms are dominating the conventional old-fashioned way of teaching by replacing physical text books with eBooks.

In such a digital classroom, smartphones and tablets fit really well with students, bringing all the knowledge in the world at their disposal.

Smartphones and tablet work well for students as they combine many functions in one device. An ever-increasing number of apps allows users to perform multiple tasks anywhere and anytime.

Below is an interesting infographic which brings forward some interesting facts and figures about how Smartphones and Tablets are making a difference in the life of students. Check it out! [Click on the image to enlarge]

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[via OnlineColleges]

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And do let us know, how well do SmartPhones work for you?

What’s Going on in the Current Legal Battle by Apple?

There is a basic understanding in the legal profession, particularly when referring to copyright law and the defence of patents. Copyright goes stale very quickly. It is understood that to continue to be able to claim ownership of an idea or a product, one must continue to mark the territory, as it were, by putting in lawsuits against potential infringements of that idea or product.

Apple vs Samsung Law Suit

There are numerous cases of the owners of famous trademarked characters filing law suits against people who may or may not have intentionally used a previously trademarked idea. If you don’t file a suit against one example, floodgates will open and there will be no copyright left to defend. It is basically the idea that you must defend your territory angrily and without mercy, if only to keep lawyers and court staff in business.

One such example was in the late nineties and early 2000’s when there was a legal battle brought against Nintendo by rival games company Sega. Sega claimed that they created the idea of the side scrolling platform game and wanted millions of dollars in compensation from Nintendo. The case was inevitably thrown out of the court.

In Germany however, a similar battle has ended rather differently.

Apple, in defence of the design of their iPhone 4s, have brought law suits against Samsung claiming that the Galaxy SII, the Galaxy Tab and the Galaxy SIII infringe on a number of patents made by Apple such as a central button that takes the user to the main screen.

Apple claims that because of this similarity in design, Apple will lose sales to Samsung, leading to loss of earnings. In Germany the suit was recently decided in Apple’s favour, meaning that Samsung’s Galaxy SIII handset is technically banned from sale in the country.

Apple has brought a number of complaints against numerous other companies in the past too, many of them simply for being similar in style, or even because they used a similar looking logo. American copyright law demands that you defend what is yours.

In countries such as China, there is no such law. This opens the floodgates for knock offs, forgeries and cheap imitations, potentially leading to people falsely believing that Apple products are all as shoddy as the fake merchandise brought in from other countries.

The suit regarding the design of the new Samsung Galaxy is still on-going in a number of different countries, and has been dropped in yet other countries. Some have found in favour of Samsung stating that it is nearly impossible to prove that the placement of a button can limit the sales of a mobile phone by a rival company.

There are still a number of suits left to decide, and as yet it is not clear who will win out, but we will no doubt see a winner before the dust settles, but who it will be is another matter. And from the looks of things there will continue to be many similar cases into the foreseeable future too.

But in the end, I feel it is us, the customers who win in the battle of Tech Companies – in this case, Apple vs Samsung! What do you think?

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