HP Omen: Gaming Laptop with Intel Core i7

Looking for a razor thin gaming laptop? It seems the HP Omen is meant to work for all those who enjoy a good gaming laptop. This 15-inch laptop comes with an 1080 p screen along with a quad-core Intel Core i7 processor, which means you enjoy high quality picture quality along with high speed gaming.

Looks and Screen Display

HP Gaming LaptopDesigned with sharp edges that taper down to the edges of the machine, this laptop is the right fit for any gaming enthusiast. The laptop is under 2 cm thick and weighs 2.1 kg, making it easy to carry. Feature wise too, HP Omen can compete with the best in the market as it has four USB 3.0 ports, mini display port, headset jack and a HDMI port.

Screen of HP Omen is bright and colorful, enhancing the views and actions in your game. On top of that, the responsive screen makes it easy to make your moves. It has an easy touch because of which you enjoy greater performance.

Poor battery life

What an HP Omen user is going to struggle with is battery life. HP Omen gaming laptop has a poor battery because it lasts barely 3.5 hours with a full charge. It is accompanied by a clumsy charger, which is another disadvantage with this laptop.

Key specifications

HP Omen works on a 2.5 GHz Intel Core i7 4710 HQ processor so you enjoy high speed and greater functionality. The gaming laptop has 8 GB of RAM meaning that some high performing games can be easily stored in this razor thin shaped laptop. It has a 15-inch screen with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 p and has a memory of 256 GB.

The gaming gizmo connects through Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 and can help you scrape through some heavy duty games with extreme ease.

HP Omen can be your perfect fit for the next holidays. Carry it along and enjoy your vacations to the core.… Read the rest

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Android Updates for Nexus 4, 5, 7 and 10 Might Not See Light of Day

Google released the Android 5.0.2 update for Nexus 7 edition of 2012 last year. It was but natural for users to expect Android 5.0.2 updates for Nexus 4, 5, 7 and 10 but the firmware is still not in sight. This update has still not been made available for Nexus 6 and 9.

Android updates for Nexus 4, 5, 7 and 10 might not see light of day
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It has recently surfaced that the Android 5.0.2 update might not arrive at all. This update could end up in exclusivity for the 2012 version of Nexus 7.

Google has not come up with any official version on this matter but if this news is true, there is a possibility that Nexus 6 and 9 could come up in version 5.0.3.

One must remember that Android Nexus update did not happen for the 2012 Nexus 7. It simply went on to Android 5.0.2 from Android 5.0. One knows that Android Lollipop is by far the biggest update in Google’s mobile operating system.

The material design interface that is dependent on 3D effect and shadows has also become more intuitive in recent days.

In addition, Google too has become innovative and has replaced its Dalvik runtime with Android Runtime (ART).  Android 5.0 has also debuted Lock Screen notifications, which allows users to choose the level of privacy for every app notification.

Android updates have been a favorite of technology savvy people but if you are among those who are looking for Android updates for Nexus 4, 5, 7 and 10, the wait might be endless as Google is not planning to come up with any of these updates in near future.… Read the rest

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Sony Xperia Z3 vs OnePlus One: A Comparative Check

Picking up the smartphone of your choice could be a tough take if you are choosing from Sony Xperia Z3 vs OnePlus One- A comparative checkamong Sony Xperia Z3 or OnePlus One. Not anymore, as we bring a comparative chart to let you take your pick when it comes to Sony Xperia Z3 vs OnePlus One.

General features

OnePlus One made its debut in April 2014 while Sony Xperia Z3 was launched in September 2014. Those who prefer a lighter phone could opt for Sony Xperia Z3 as it weights 129 gram as compared to 162 gram weight of OnePlus One. A wider range of colors in Sony Xperia Z3 (black, white, orange, mint) as compared to traditional black and white in OnePlus One too makes Sony Xperia Z3 somewhat ahead in the race.

Display

While both the smartphone have a capacitive touchscreen, OnePlus One scores over Sony Xperia Z3 in terms of resolution as it has 1080×1920 pixel in comparison to 720×1280 pixel of Sony Xperia Z3.

Hardware

While Sony Xperia Z3 has a RAM of 2GB, you can expect 3GB of RAM in One Plus One. The internal storage in Sony Xperia Z3 is 16GB with some expandable storage; OnePlus One comes with an internal storage of 64 GB which cannot be expanded further.

Camera

Sony Xperia Z3 scores over OnePlus One in terms of camera presence. It has a 20.7 megapixel rear camera in comparison to 13 megapixel rear camera of OnePlus One. The front camera in OnePlus One is 5 megapixels as compared to 2.2 megapixel of Sony Xperia Z3.… Read the rest

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Samsung Scores Past Apple In Consumer Satisfaction In Handsets

Despite the fact that Samsung Galaxy S5 handset received a lukewarm response from customers, it has managed to score over its arch rival Apple under the American Customer Satisfaction Index.

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Fox News has reported that Samsung, which was under undue pressure owing to its declining profits, could now heave a sigh of relief as it has received a satisfaction rating of 81 points out of 100. This is 2 points more than what Apple scored in the American Customer Satisfaction Index.

Samsung has scored over Apple at a time when Apple had just celebrated the successful launch of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. Over 10 million units of these smartphone have been sold over the weekend. However, with Customer Satisfaction Index tilting in favour of Samsung, engineers and analysts at Apple will have to do some soul searching on the reasons behind Apple’s performance in the popularity index.

Samsung and Apple have been known rivals since long and with the departure of Nokia from the smartphone market; the playing field is level before these two key players. … Read the rest

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Is Samsung Galaxy S5 the Best Smartphone To Purchase

Several flagship smartphones are available in the market at present that claim to be the Is Samsung Galaxy S5 the Best Smartphone To Purchasebest in one department or the other. Some claim to provide the latest specifications, while others claim to offer value for money. However, based on all the parameters, Samsung Galaxy S5 is the best and the most trusted smartphone presently available in the market.

Whether you are a high-tech gadget freak or as tech unsavvy as my mom, there are plenty of reasons why the Galaxy S5 is your best choice.

The Samsung Galaxy S5 is equipped with a 5.1-inch super AMOLED full HD display having a pixel resolution of 1920x1080p and a pixel density of 440 ppi. The smartphone is powered by Android v4.4.2 KitKat operating system, Exynos Octa-core processor (1.9GHz quad-core+ 1.3GHz quad-core), 2GB RAM and 16GB inbuilt storage that is expandable up to 128GB.

The smartphone also comes with lots of other exciting and advanced features, such as water-and-dust resistant IP67 certifications, finger-print sensor, heart rate monitor sensor, 16.0 megapixel rear camera with super fast 0.3-second auto-focus, 2.1 megapixel front camera with full HD video recording and 4K video recording.

Additionally, the device has a 2800mAh battery with ultra power saving mode that offers talk time of up to 21 hours and standby mode for 390 hours. The Samsung Galaxy S5 has a weight of 145 grams and is available in Charcoal Black, Shimmery White, Electric Blue and Copper Gold colors.

The Samsung Galaxy S5 can be simply termed as the best smartphone that money can buy.

The latest update is that Samsung is working towards launching the Samsung Galaxy S6, but it will possibly hit the market around MWC which is scheduled to take place between March 2 and March 5 2015. The Samsung Galaxy S6 is expected to be equipped with a bigger screen possibly 5.2 or 5.3 inches with a Super AMOLED display and a higher resolution. The company earlier said that it is hoping to launch the smartphones with 4K 3840 x 2160 displays in the market by 2015. There is a possibility that the S6 will jump straight to 4K.… Read the rest

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Apple Pay: Is it Worth All the Name?

Mobile payments have been around for a long time now. However, they don’t seem to have gained sufficient traction. In such a scenario, it’s a pertinent to question if Apple Pay would be any different.

For those who have used the Apple Pay, they do seem to think so. It’s an easy interface that is the biggest advantage of Apple Pay. One simple has to tap a button and the system is all set to roll. Additionally, one can to add as many debit and credit cards to the passbook to be used further at checkout. Apple iOS9 Release May Coincide With New Handset From The Company

However, once you reach the setup stage, that is when the real confusion sets in. If in US, Google Wallet will take care of this aspect but in other countries as UK, you could be in a bit of trouble as various networks in UK have partnered with credit card companies to work things out.

If however, Apple is able to develop a comprehensive payment system throughout the globe through Apple Pay, as it promised in Cupertino, this problem can be tackled effortlessly and Apple Pay will become a favourite of the tech savvy generation.

Otherwise, the working mechanism is truly amazing. The user only needs to select a card from the Passbook, hold the phone to the payment terminal and verify the fingerprint through the Touch ID. The transactions are done in seconds and the users need not to key in PIN numbers nor are any cards to be swapped.

Using the fingerprint to make payments is indeed a revolutionary idea and if Apple is able to overcome the initial hiccups, Apple Pay can change the way shopping is done for ever.

Also Read: Domino’s Pizza Offers More Convenience With Google Wallet Integration

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5 Reasons Why Apple Watch Could Be A Good Buy

Apple Watch is all set to hit the market in 2015. This wonderful wearable technology is going to have some distinct advantages and disadvantages.Here’s How To Save Your Apple Watch From Stubborn Scratches

1. It is meant to be a helpful fitness companion because it takes constant note of how much you have moved around along with monitoring your heart beat and pulse rate.

2. For those who move time zones often, the Apple Watch adjusts itself automatically. This also happens when it’s daylight time so you need not save a new time each time. This smartwatch efficiently meets global time standards and has the same kind of precision found in GPS satellites.

3.Use this wonderful smartwatch to send messages, get weather updates and to receive stock quotes in easy steps.

4.The design is a definite advantage because it is sleek and good looking.

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Review: Micromax Canvas A1 Android One

US-based tech giant Google has recently announced the launch of three low cost A Review of Micromax Canvas A1 Android OneAndroid One smartphones in India. This is in partnership with India-based companies such as Spice, Micromax and Karbonn. 

With this, Google will be launching three different devices. This move by Google is primarily aimed at increasing its market share in key emerging markets by providing buyers with cheaper phones that come with quality software.

One such product is the Canvas A1 by Micromax that has been termed as a ‘unique device’ because of its interesting design as well as advanced features and specifications.

The Micromax Canvas A1 is equipped with a 4.5-inch LCD display. It has a pixel resolution of 854×480 and sports a microphone along with a wide range of sensors. It also has a removable back panel, 1,700mAh battery and 2MP front facing camera. It also comes with dual-SIM slots and a place for microSD card.

However, the build quality of the smartphone is not very great, and it is inferior to several other devices available in the market including the Asus ZenFone 4 or the Xiaomi Redmi 1S.

The screen colors of this smartphone are natural, but its black levels are not up to the mark. Also, the screen is not very bright and causes issues while seeing under direct sunlight. At this price range, several other better smartphones are available in the market like the Moto E and the Xiaomi Redmi 1S. Both phones are equipped with denser, brighter, and clearer screens.

The Micromax Canvas A1 sports a 5 MP rear camera which has an average shoot quality. The camera cannot shoot photos out-of-the-box. You need to insert a memory card before clicking any image with the device.

The Micromax Canvas A1 is powered by stock Android similar to that of Google’s Nexus smartphones. Stock Android also dubbed as Unmodified Android is the biggest asset of the smartphone.

Google has promised to issue updates for two years, meaning that upgradation to Android L is possible in the later part of 2014. Also, it runs on the quad-core MediaTek MT 6582 chipset along with 1GB of RAM and 4GB of internal memory.

 

 

 

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iOS 8 Preview

The release of iOS8 is much awaited. It is expected to come with better cloud integration, health and fitness apps, and will feature widgets in the notification centre.iOS8 Jailbreak Release Update

It will also feature open APIs as well as back-end software including HomeKit and HealthKit. The installation of iOS 8 will take nearly 5GB to 7GB of your storage. So, the users who have 8GB or 16GB versions of iPhone or iPad should give a second thought before moving ahead as you may need to delete lots of things.

Health apps are the most significant part of the operating system as the company has been promoting it since long. The featured health app in the operating system acts as an interactive dashboard that enables users to check out vitals, including calories burnt and distance walked, as a result of its motion sensor. The app also has an ability to extract your health data from several fitness apps and health fitness accessory makers.

iCloud Drive is also one of the most attractive feature  of the operating system and is an answer to Dropbox. It enables users to save all their files on your Mac, PC, iPad, and iPhone at one place. However, the users may not be able to use some continuity features as it requires OS 10.10 Yosemite, which will not be available until October.

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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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