Windows 10 Release Date, Expected Specs

Windows 7 and 8.1 users, as well as Windows Phone 8.1 customers.

If you have been waiting for the launch of the Microsoft Windows 10, the wait could well be soon over. While Microsoft has been saying that they will launch the latest operating system ‘later this year’, they have recently announced that Windows 10 should launch sometime during the summer.

Windows 10 will be available as a free upgrade for Windows 7 and 8.1 users, along with Windows Phone 8.1 customers. 

Microsoft had also announced that Microsoft 10 upgrade will also be available to ‘non-genuine’ or pirated copies of the software. However, the company later clarified to Ars Technica that the copies will remain illegitimate.

 

Windows 10- All you wish to know!Meanwhile, here’s what we know about the Microsoft Windows 10 expected specifications.

For those who wish to experience the magic of Windows 10, the technical preview for the same is available for laptop and desktop. Microsoft Windows 10 expected specifications include a Cortana search bar with some updated apps. It will be support all the apps that are currently being offered through Windows Store.

Old time users of Windows can expect some relief because Windows 10 will have the traditional start button which has been missing from the recent variants. Interestingly, the layout is expected to be similar to Windows 7. Window users were missing the start button and most of them did not find Windows 8 to be of their liking due to this restriction.

Apps and enhanced search button are some of the new additives in Windows 10 that are likely to impress average users. In addition, the presence of Continuum will ensure that Windows 10 interface adapts to multiple devices and situations. This will vary if you are using a desktop, tablet or a hybrid PC.

Windows 10 will also come with the additional facility of management of security updates, which has been another Windows users. The expected quadrant layout that enables users to manage up to four apps at any given time would add to the appeal of Windows 10.

Release Date

Windows 10 release date remains unknown but it expected to release by the summer of 2015. The software is under aggressive development and according to sources at Microsoft. Analysts earlier suggested April as the tentative release date but the wait looks a bit longer.… Read the rest

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CES 2015 Nvidia: Tegra X1 Superchip Launched for Cars, Mobile Phones

Nvidia has launched the Tegra X1 superchip for mobile phones. This mobile processor is expected to work much like a CPU with its 1 teraflop floating point performance. CES 2015 saw the launch of the superchip for cars and mobile phones with a quality much like a quality gaming console

With nvidia tergra x1Nvidia Tegra X1 were launched two new technologies for cars that would use the chip. While the Drive PX is meant for development of auto pilot capabilities, the Drive CX is meant to provide stunning car infotainment displays in the time to come. The available systems until date only allow assisted parking and that too in a specific place. Nvidia Drive PX would enable cars to find open space in a parking garage and return to pick up the driver when required. The driver can be summoned with help of a smartphone call too!

In contrast, the Nvidia Drive CX cockpit computer has advanced graphic solutions that allows the computer to navigate and monitor driving. Surround vision is enabled in the Nvidia Drive CX cockpit mode and it allows for a 360 degree view of the car in real time. This can solve the problem of blind spots to a large extent.

With this innovation from Nvidia becoming a reality, effortless driving is all set to become a reality. The complete solution package will be available in the market by second quarter of 2015.… Read the rest

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Sony hopes to bring PlayStation online tomorrow

It has been four days since the hacking attack on the Sony Corp’s Play Station Network took place. The services were in shambles and it was only on Sunday that the company sources admitted to things getting back on track.

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Lizard Squad, the hacking group had claimed responsibility for the disruption to the Sony Play station and Xbox Live on the eve of the Christmas.  However, gamers pointed on Twitter that they were able to access PlayStation Network on Sunday, though it was not clear as to how many of the 56 million gamers suffered owing to this outrage. Sony however hopes to bring its PlayStation service online completely by Monday morning.

Security breaches are an order of the day at Sony and the company has had to suffer from numerous such issues in the recent past too. It was in November that hackers were able to infringe into Sony Pictures leading to postponement of the movie “The Interview”. Interestingly, Lizard Squad had at that time too claimed the responsibility for this hacking incident.

The latest issue involving Sony Corp’s Play Station Network is a key security challenge for experts at Sony. However, with experts being able to restore the services, fans were spared of a major disappointment, this time around.

 

 

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Google eying China app store with renewed Vigour

Google is planning to make an entry into the Chinese market once again. The tech giant inGoogle eying China app store with renewed Vigour a strategic shift will be opening an app store in China. Google had a fair presence in the Chinese market but it did withdraw in 2010 after a censorship row with the Chinese government.

Google has diversified its platform in the recent months and is increasingly focussing on developing its mobile platform. Google is also working on developing its hardware component.

This hardware component is the key factor which Google plans to develop at its Chinese facility. Google had also approached the Chinese officials last year too as it intended to open a China based version of its play store. However, despite this proactive approach taken up by Google, it is not sure that the Chinese administration will allow Google to operate finally.

Google might have to ban some apps that offer information on sensitive political topics as rules in this regard are quite strict in China. Google has also realized that China is a major market for its app store as some Chinese phone manufacturers as Xiaomi, ZTE and Huawei are using Google’s free Android operating system successfully.

 

 

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iPhon6 Vs iPhone 6 Plus Vs iPhone 5S: Which Apple Phone Pulls Ahead of Samsung’s Flagship?

US-based tech giant Apple has recently launched its much awaited premium flagship smartphones iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus on September 9. The smartphones are equipped with a 4.7-inch display and the 5.7-inch screen size respectively. We now bring  to you the detailed features and specifications of iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and iPhone 5S.iphone 6 mobile wallet

iPhone 6 sports a screen size of 4.7 inches having a pixel resolution of 1,334 x 750-and screen density of 326ppi, while iPhone 6 Plus is equipped with a screen size of 5.5 inches with a pixel resolution of 1,920 x 1,080 and screen density of 401ppi.

iPhone 6 has dimensions of 5.44 x 2.64 x 0.27 inches with a weight of 129 grams, while iPhone 6 Plus measures 6.22 x 3.06 x 0.28 inches with a weight of 172 grams.

Both the smartphones run on iOS 8 and sport a rear camera of 8 megapixels with 1080p HD video recording capabilities as well as a front-facing camera of 1.2 megapixels with 720p HD video recording capabilities.

Additionally, both smartphones are powered by a proprietary 64-bit A8 chip with M8 motion co-processor, and are available in the 16GB, 64GB and 128GB internal storage versions.

iPhone 6 sports a non-removable battery that offers a talk time of up to 14 hours on 3G along with up to 10 hours of Internet usage time on LTE. On the other hand, iPhone 6 plus also has a non-removable battery but it offers a talk time of up to 24 hours on 3G along with up to 12 hours of Internet usage time on LTE.

Both smartphones are available in the silver, gold and space gray colours.

On the other hand, Apple’s iPhone 5S is one of the best selling smartphones in the world, a spot that many expected to be taken by Samsung’s Galaxy S5. The highly anticipated Galaxy S5 is at the second place but still a quite distant number two in terms of (sell through) unit sales. The 8GB iPhone 5C is having a 4-inch retina display, featuring 8-megapixel rear snapper with 1080p video recording and 1.2-megapixel front snapper. The smartphone is powered by a 1GB RAM, Apple A6 chipset, iOS7 and 1.3 GHz dual core processor. The smartphone is available in the exciting colour options of White, Green, Pink, Blue and Yellow.  … Read the rest

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Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and Note Edge Pre-Orders Stared For The Price of EUR995.91

Samsung, a leading mobile manufacturer, showcased its much-awaited Galaxy Note 4 during the IFA 2014 in Berlin, Germany. The company also unveiled the latest version of the Note, the Note Edge.motorola releases 2014

According to the latest report both the devices are now up for pre-orders in Germany. Retailers have started taking pre-orders through Amazon.de and are seeking a price tag of as much as EUR995.91 for the devices. Other retailers including Notebooksbilliger, redcon and MediaMarkt are also demanding a heavy price of EUR699 for the Galaxy Note 4. Notebooksbilliger is also taking pre-orders for the Galaxy Note Edge at a price of EUR1,000 price tag.

The Galaxy Note 4 is equipped with a Quad-HD display having a pixel resolution of 2560×1440 along with a Super AMOLED screen. It has a screen size of 5.7 inches, and its pixel density has been increased from 386 ppi to an astounding 515 ppi. The device has a 2.5D Gorilla Glass 3 protection.

Meanwhile, the Note Edge is equipped with a 5.6-inch screen with a pixel resolution of 2560 x 1440. It has a Quad HD+ display. The device allows users to quickly access used apps, alerts and device functionality even at the time when the cover is closed or the screen is locked.

The Galaxy Note 4 is available in two versions with one having a 2.7 GHz quad-core one and the second one with a 1.9 GHz Octa-core processor. The quad-core version features Snapdragon 805 chipset, while the Octa-core processor sports Samsung’s Exynos 5433 chipset and LTE Cat 4 connectivity. On the other hand, the Galaxy Note Edge is available in only one version with a 2.7 GHz quad-core processor.

Both smartphones have 3 GB of RAM and support microSD upto 64 GB. Meanwhile, the Note 4 is available only in a 32 GB version, and the Note Edge has both the 32 GB and 64 GB versions.

Samsung Note 4 sports a rear-facing camera of 16 megapixels having a Smart Optical Image Stabilizer (OIS) system, while its front camera is 3.7 megapixels. The Note Edge also offers the similar camera specifications.

The Galaxy Note 4 features a 3,220mAh Li-ion battery along with an Ultra Power Saving Mode to save power, while the Note Edge has a 3000mAh battery.

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HTC One M8 Vs Nokia Lumia 920: The More Alluring Choice?

HTC One M8 is one of the most competent smartphones currently available in the market. HTC One M8 Vs Nokia Lumia 920The smartphone has been developed by Taiwan-based HTC and it is equipped with the latest technology. Its features and specifications make it a value for money device, thus becoming a favorable choice for majority of users. Additionally, its good looks have also contributed to its instant success.

On the other hand, Nokia Lumia 920 has also gained a lot of popularity majorly due to its looks and top-end specifications. The smartphone is available in distinctive and vibrant colors and is a must buy for those who prefer a Windows phone over Android devices. Let’s look at the specifications of both these striking devices. It’s HTC One M8 vs Nokia Lumia 920.

 

HTC One (M8)

Nokia Lumia 920

Release date

March 2014

December 2012

Form factor

Touchscreen

Bar

Dimensions (mm)

146.36 x 70.60 x 9.35

130.30 x 70.80 x 10.70

Weight (g)

160.00

185.00

Battery capacity (mAh)

2600

 

Removable battery

No

No

Colors

Gunmetal Grey, Amber Gold, Glacial Silver

Black, Gray, Red, Yellow, White

Screen size (inches)

5.00

4.50

Resolution

1080×1920 pixels

768×1280 pixels

Colors

16M

16M

Processor

2.5GHz  quad-core

1.5GHz  dual-core

Internal storage

16GB

32GB

Expandable storage

Yes

No

Expandable storage type

microSD

 

Expandable storage up to (GB)

128

 

RAM

2GB

1GB

Rear camera

4-Ultrapixel

8.7-megapixel

Flash

Yes

Yes

Front camera

5-megapixel

Yes

Operating System

Android 4.4.2

Windows Phone 8

Java support

Yes

No

Browser supports Flash

No

No

Wi-Fi

Yes

Yes

Wi-Fi standards supported

802.11 a/ b/ g/ n/ ac

802.11 a/ b/ g/ n

GPS

Yes

Yes

Bluetooth

Yes, v 4.00

Yes, v 3.00

Infrared

Yes

No

Wi-Fi Direct

Yes

No

Headphones

3.5mm

3.5mm

FM

Yes

Yes

USB

Micro-USB

Micro-USB

Number of SIMs

1

1

SIM Type

Nano-SIM

Micro-SIM

GSM/ CDMA

GSM

GSM

3G

Yes

Yes

Proximity sensor

Yes

Yes

Ambient light sensor

Yes

Yes

Barometer

Yes

No

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BBM For Windows Phone: Yeah, That’s The One

bbm on windows phoneBlackBerry has finally launched its BBM for Windows phone in partnership with Microsoft. This will enable users to get BBM on their smartphones running on Windows 8 or above. The company is done with its testing period for the Windows Phone version of the BBM and now this has enabled all users of Microsoft’s mobile platform to access beta version of the app.

The BBM app has already been launched Android and iOS by the company before the invite-only beta even began on Windows Phone. There have been large requests by the users to bring this messaging service to Microsoft’s small, but growing, mobile platform.

John Sims, president of global enterprise services at BlackBerry, has been quoted saying that “As the popularity of BBM continues to grow, we are thrilled to have the opportunity to expand its availability to the Windows Phone community. The BBM app for Windows Phone shows our commitment to supporting cross-platform capabilities, and we are excited to be working with Microsoft to deliver a new level of collaboration to the Windows Phone platform.”

Meanwhile, Bryan Biniak, vice president and general manager of developer experience at Microsoft, said that “We are intent on bringing the most popular application experiences to Windows Phone, and with BBM, we are pleased to bring many of its top features to the Windows Phone platform. BBM on Windows Phone brings our customers the secure, easy-to-use messaging experience they demand, and we expect that new features will roll out in the months to come.”… Read the rest

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Has Amazon Fire Phone Managed To Impress Users?

The much-awaited Amazon Fire smartphone is commercially available in the market. It is a close competitor to the HTC One M8 and iPhone 5s. Here’s how it compares against them: 

Phone Price: The smartphone has a price tag of USD199.99 for a 32GB version and USD299.99 for the higher 64GB version. Without a contract, the smartphone costs USD649.99 and USD749.99 respectively. Being a mid-range smartphone, the price is very high, especially for a company that has just made its debut in the smartphone market.

Amazon Fire smartphone has some good specifications and features. However, they are not as high end if we compare them to the HTC One M8 or iPhone 5S. The smartphone has a screen size of 4.7 inches with a pixel resolution of 1280 x 720 with 315ppi. It is powered by a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 2.2GHz processor, Adreno 330 graphics and 2GB of RAM. 

It seems that the company has not given much thought before launching the phone and tried to sell on the basis of its Amazon iOS or Android apps, which are definitely are not worth the price.

The phone runs a forked version of Android, Fire OS 3.5.0. Additionally, it is equipped with a 13MP snapper on the rear and a 2.1MP front camera. The smartphone also has a 2,400mAh battery that offers 285 hours of standby time, up to 22 hours of talk time, up to 65 hours of audio playback and up to 11 hours of video playback.

In terms of connectivity, it features global LTE, nine LTE bands, four GSM bands and five UMTS. Other options include 802.11ac support, Wi-Fi channel bonding, Bluetooth and NFC.… Read the rest

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Top 4 Must Have Gadgets for University Students

Look for gadgets which are affordable and at the same time chic. In your 20’s a little bit of glamour won’t hurt and there is great way to get your hands on the fabulously styled gizmos without a burning a hole in your pocket.Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Likely To Have Advanced S Pen Stylus With Ultrasound Technology

Phone: Samsung Galaxy S2:  The very slim and elegant, Samsung Galaxy S descendant has everything you would require in a phone. What really makes us go gaga about this phone is its feather light weight and affordable price ($529). With its insanely clear screen and 1080 video recording this ice cream sandwich delicacy is worth a taste. Buy for its supreme call quality, 1.2 GHz processor and super slim and stylish chassis.

Tablet: Google Nexus 7: The rarest of rare tablets which is a dapper in looks and comes with a surprisingly cheap price tag ($229). From the arsenal of Google, Nexus 7 works at every level. A very tough contender to the pricey Apple iPad 4, Nexus 7 comes with NFC support  and is powered by latest Android version. And now with Nexus 7.2 on the verge of release, the price of the predecessor is going to hit the rock bottom. Price, SQ (style quotient) and Google Freebies this seven inch Google Baby has it all.

Laptop: Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11S: An ultraportable laptop is an option anywhere anytime. Loose the whim of Apple and make space for the foldable laptop cum tablet Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga.  Not only the price ($999) but the mere idea of having a touch screen on your work machine  will bring a sparkle in your eyes .Running on Core i3-i7 processor , full Windows 8 version and an amplified battery life, this Lenovo offering totally knocks us out.

Camera: Canon PowerShot SX280 HS: The latest version of Canon power shot is a delight for every kind of photographer.  Sporting a mega zoom lens and image stabilization qualities for the price of $279, the very now Canon offering is hard to ignore. Its Wi Fi abilities give you an ease of sharing  pictures with your friends anywhere anytime. A magnet of features and stunning picture quality, Canon has gone a notch ahead with this power dose of camera.  Just load up a lot of batteries and you are good to go.

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