The Future of Television: Google Chromecast vs Roku vs Apple TV

With the accretion of internet, consumers want to access content anywhere anytime (HD videos, Facebook chats, Twitter feeds, Skype etc) and this has led tech giants like Google, Roku and Apple to concoct  avant-garde devices in the television space. Google launched Google Chromecast, a dongle that plugs into your TV and lets you stream media from You Tube and Netflix directly. Controlled by iOS or an Android device, Chromecast is priced at $35 as compared to a price tag of $99 for its competitors, the Apple TV and the Roku set top box. Brimming with an array of fun apps, this is a dream come true for Netflix and You Tube addicts (HBO and Hulu are coming soon). What really impresses in Google’s offering is that instead of a remote control (as in Apple TV and Roku) it can controlled by any Android or iOS device. However, unlike Apple and [+more]

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Top 3 Budget High End Smartphones- Take Your Pick

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Likely To Have Advanced S Pen Stylus With Ultrasound Technology

Sony Xperia Z : The Sony sensation Last year , Sony introduced to the world the very first water and dust resistant phone, Sony Xperia Z. Sony’s flagship boasts of a 5-inch screen, a 13 MP back camera coupled with HDR recording, a 2 MP front facing camera and 1080p resolution. Overall, Sony has never delivered better. In the very first quarter, Sony shipped about 8.1 million devices and expected to make $72.3 billion by the end of this year. The phone not only enchanted the users with its sleek design and powerful snapdragon pro processor but its water and dust resistant body made the comfortably ensconced Samsung, question its modernistic view.   Samsung Galaxy S4: Another Brick in the wall… but no that sturdy Soon enough Samsung replied with its latest flagship, the Samsung galaxy S4. To retain its edge Samsung played its multitasking card and added funky features [+more]

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Samsung Galaxy Alpha to Release in Limited Versions, Note 4 to Have Bendable Screen?

Samsung Galaxy Alpha, which is being touted as the premium version of Samsung Galaxy S5, may just be a limited edition set as per the reports. The reason behind this is lack of metal case manufacturers in Korea. Samsung is reportedly turning to China for getting its products manufactured. However, the Chinese metal manufacturer won’t be able to build more than 1 million cases per month, so the supply would not be speedy, thus limiting the no of Samsung Galaxy Alpha, say reports. The sad part is, that it could so happen that Samsung releases Alpha only in Korea, something it did in case of Galaxy Round. Galaxy Alpha would be released in August and would be an answer to Apple and LG’s premium range. The phone is also being called by other names including Galaxy F and S5 Prime. As far as features of Galaxy Alpha are concerned then [+more]

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Sony Xperia M2 Aqua Likely To Have Waterproof Capabilities

The soon-to-be-released mid-range smartphone of Sony, Xperia M2 Aqua, is likely to feature water-resistant capabilities. The smartphone is largely being seen as the successor of the Xperia M2. The smartphone is also likely to be launched in two different variants, according to the listing of the model numbers PM-0770 and PM-0771 at the FCC database, which belongs to Sony. The upcoming Xperia M2 Aqua is expected to be very much similar to the original Xperia M2 which was launched earlier in 2014. The two devices are also likely to be equipped with similar dimensions and design. The Xperia M2 Aqua would also have the specifications that would be similar to the original Xperia M2. The Sony Xperia M2 would be equipped with a screen size of 4.8 inches with qHD TFT LCD display, and it would be powered by a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor clocked at 1.2GHz. The smartphone [+more]

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Sprint LG G3 Directly Available For Purchase

Nexus 6 Smartphone Still In Release Pipeline

The Sprint LG G3 can now be directly purchased, including its neat gold color option which Sprint is offering exclusively in the U.S. Sprint earlier said that it will take pre-orders on Friday July 11 for the much-touted LG G3 powerhouse, but it started offering the device directly one week ahead of its planned July 18 retail launch. Along with capitalizing on the exclusive gold color option, Sprint has also managed to become the first of the four major U.S. carriers to start selling the device. While all other carriers are still taking pre-orders from customers, Sprint has already retailing the LG G3 despite the fact that it was supposed to go live on July 18. Sprint Senior VP of Product David Owens has been quoted saying that “Continuing to raise the bar in Android innovation, we are thrilled to team up again with LG to bring another top-of-the-line device [+more]

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Sony Likely To Soon Release Its Sony Xperia M2 Aqua

Google Nexus Project Still On Cards

One of the leading smartphone manufacturers, Sony, is scheduled to soon release its mid-range smartphone, Xperia M2 Aqua. The company showcased the device in the FCC and it was also reportedly showcased on the company’s website with model numbers PM-0770 and PM-0771. The smartphone is most likely to have the water-resistant capabilities. The upcoming Xperia M2 Aqua is expected to be very much similar to the original Xperia M2 which was launched earlier in 2014. The two devices are also likely to be equipped with similar dimensions and design. The Xperia M2 Aqua would also have the specifications that would be similar to the the original Xperia M2. The Sony Xperia M2 would be equipped with a screen size of 4.8 inches with qHD TFT LCD display, and it would be powered by a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor clocked at 1.2GHz. The smartphone would also sport 1GB of RAM [+more]

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Chromecast To Finally Have Android Screen Mirroring

Google Enhances Services With The Acqusition Of Streaming-Music Service Songza

Chromecast is scheduled to finally have a much awaited and anticipated feature – Android screen mirroring, which will enable users to mirror their small Android screen onto a large TV. It is one of the most highly requested features by the users of the Chromecast. Google has taken into account the request by the users and announced the addition of this much-touted feature to Chromecast. Google has been quoted saying that “Chromecast makes it easy for you to enjoy your favorite entertainment on the biggest screen in the house. Starting today, you can mirror your Android phone and tablet to the TV so you can see your favorite apps, photos or anything else, exactly as you see it on your mobile device – only bigger. To start mirroring, simply select ‘Cast Screen’ from the navigation drawer in the Chromecast app and select your Chromecast device. On Nexus devices, this feature [+more]

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Apple Launches New Version of iTunes: Extra Features of Digital Movies to be The Focus

US-based tech company Apple has released the latest version of iTunes which upgraded its often-overlooked iTunes Extras features for digital movies. The company has launched the latest version, 11.3, which enables users to enjoy free bonus features for HD movies, while also extending the option to purchase movies on the Apple TV platform. iTunes Extras for HD movies involves behind the scenes footage, deleted scenes, official galleries and concept art in full-frame HD. The latest version also has a new Scenes feature that simplifies the process for viewers to “flip to your favourite movie moments.” Special editions Best of all, Apple says in a promotional video for the tool, new videos and galleries will be added as they arrive. So if users buy a movie when it comes out, they could see some bonus footage arrive in time as studios prepare special editions and the like. With an expansion to [+more]

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Sony Xperia C3 Launched As World’s Best Selfie Smartphone

Will iPhone 6 Come With A Surprising 4.7-inch Screen?

Sony has just launched its latest smartphone, the Xperia C3, which is termed as the world’s best selfie smartphone. This shows that selfies are taking over the world. The smartphone is equipped with a beefed-up front shooter with a 5MP sensor, along with high-tech features that have the capability to turn selfies into artwork with minimum effort. Calum MacDougall, Director of Xperia Marketing at Sony Mobile Communications, has been quoted saying in a new company blog post on July 8 that “Xperia C3 is a unique new smartphone from Sony, created to offer the ultimate social sharing experience with a new powerful ‘PROselfie cam. It also presents a combination of the best of Sony, with leading digital imaging technology and brilliant specs and performance all for a mid-range price.” The new Sony Xperia C3 is equipped with a screen size of 5.5 inches and is “fully-optimised for selfies.” Additionally the [+more]

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Apple iPhone 6 Likely To Have Sapphire Display: To be A Android Flagship?

Metal Samsung Galaxy F To Compete With Apple iPhone 6

The soon-to-be-launched android flagship smartphone of Apple, iPhone 6, is likely to be equipped with sapphire display, according to latest leaks through two videos and a set of images. Earlier it was rumored that the company is working towards shifting from Gorilla Glass protection to an in-house Sapphire glass solution for its iPhone 6, and the latest video footage is bolstering such claims. First off, a YouTube video posted by a well-known gadget reviewer Marques Brownlee shows off the display of the smartphone, allegedly made of sapphire, as it undergoes some rough testing. A second video also showed an alleged sapphire panel of a white iPhone. The video was posted by an anonymous retailer in Hong Kong, as credited by French publication Nowhereelse. Meanwhile, famous leaker Sony Dickson has also posted the same video on Twitter. Lastly, Now here else has also revealed several images displaying the front panel of [+more]

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