Dienstag, 31. Dezember 2013

Nokia E7 - Loaded With The Symbian 3 OS

Nokia has been rather prolific recently with its smartphone releases. Handsets such as the Nokia C7 and N8 have shown a step up in the manufacturer’s efforts. Due for release shortly, Nokia E7 looks set to continue this trend and is sure to prove popular.

The Nokia E7 is a touchscreen smartphone; however it also incorporates a slide out QWERTY keyboard for efficient text entry, making it ideal for those who send a lot of E mails and text messages.

The dimensions of the handset are 123.7x 62.4x 13.6 mm, and it weighs in at 176 g. Therefore, the Nokia E7 is a relatively compact and highly portable handset which will easily fit into a handbag or pocket. The generously sized 4 inch AMOLED capacitive touchscreen is capable of displaying up to 16M colours within a pixel resolution of 360x 640. This results in superb quality display of on screen imagery makes a great phone for viewing photos and videos as well as gaming. The screen also features an accelerometer sensor which automatically rotates the on screen imagery based upon the orientation of the handset.

Both MP3 and WAV music files can be assigned as ringtones which operates in conjunction with the standard vibration function to alert users to incoming calls and messages. A built in speakerphone system and a 3.5 millimetre audio jack allow handsfree conversations to take place with the minimum of effort. The latter can also be used with earphones for listening to music via the internal media player.

A generous 16 GB of internal storage is provided as standard, which essentially eliminates the need for expandable storage such a microSD card slot. Although a 16 GB is certainly ample for the needs of most users, a handset also features the ability to accommodate USB drives, by the use of a compatible cable. The internal phonebook can store a practically endless number of contacts and also boasts Photocall functionality.

Internet browsing is provided initially via 3G coverage thanks to an HSDPA connection which provides speeds of up to 10.2 Mbps, along with HSUPA at 2 Mbps. A faster connection can be attained however, thanks to Wi-Fi which allows users or take advantage of local Wireless Networks. This allows timber harvest browsing experience thanks to the faster modem times. In order to stay connected to cellular networks, the Nokia E7 utilises both GPRS and EDGE in class 32 versions.

The Nokia E7 boasts a superb eight mega pixel digital camera. This operates at a pixel resolution of 3264x 2448 pixels and comes with a fixed focus, face detection dual-LED flash and geo-tagging. As an alternative to taking still images, users can shoot video in 720p high definition. By connecting the handset to a compatible television via the TV-out socket, users can enjoy a handy work on the big screen in full HD.

The Symbian 3 operating-system makes another appearance alongside a 680 MHz processor. A long list of standard features includes a media player, games, radio, document editor and GPS with Ovi maps.

As well as the advanced technology within the handset, Nokia has not ignored the aesthetics, with a number of different colour options being available which include dark grey, silver white, orange, blue and green. The combination of aesthetic appeal and functional technology means the Nokia E7 looks set to be a popular handset upon its upcoming release date.

Montag, 30. Dezember 2013

The Galaxy Tab By Samsung Is A Powerful Device

Boasting features such as full HD video playback, android functionality, 7 inch touchscreen and downloadable applications, the new Samsung Galaxy Tab is a real head turner in the relatively new tablet device market.

Measuring 190.1x 120.5x 12 mm and weighing in at 380 g, it is somewhat more compact than its rivals such as the apple iPad. Its compact size makes it highly portable, yet does not take away from the large touchscreen user experience. Capable of displaying up to 16m colours within a pixel configuration of 600x 1024 pixels, TFT capacitive touchscreen is ideal for viewing photos, full HD videos or playing games.

With both 16 GB and 32 GB versions being available, users are able to store countless files of various types and formats within the device, however on the rare occasion that further storage should be required, expandable memory in the shape of a microSD card slot can be utilised by installing a memory card of up to 32 GB. This means the device can function equally well as a portable multimedia library thanks to its versatile internal media player, or a productivity companion for use in the workplace due to its Thinkfree Office feature which is compatible with Microsoft Office documents. Additionally, allowing to its android operating system comes pre-installed with a package of Google functions which includes Google search, maps and Gmail.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab also operates as a standalone mobile phone. To stay connected to the correct cellular networks, it relies on both EDGE & GPRS. Internet access is provided initially via 3G coverage thanks to an HSDPA connection at speeds of 7.2 Mbps. When users have access to a Wireless Networks, a faster browsing experience can be achieved thanks to full Wi-Fi connectivity. When browsing websites which contained Flash content such as videos and games, full Adobe Flash compatibility allows users to enjoy the websites their full potential, a feature which many lesser devices cannot provide. Additional connectivity features include micro USB and Bluetooth, both of which allow for a device to be connected to other compatible devices whereby a number of different tasks can be carried out.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab includes not one, but to integrated digital cameras. The primary camera, located on the back of the unit boasts 3.15 mega pixels and includes Autofocus and LED flash. It can also double up as a video camera offering an alternative method of image capture. The secondary camera is located on the top of the screen on the front of the device and can be used as a webcam or for video calls with people who own compatible devices. There is a TV-out connection which allows users to connect their Galaxy Tab to a compatible television whereby they can play videos captured on camera.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab utilises version 2.2 (Froyo) of the Android OS which works in conjunction with a 1 GHz processor to provide a lightning fast user experience, it remains extremely versatile and customizable. Access to the Android Market as well as Samsung Apps, means users can browse thousands of applications and download them directly on to their Galaxy Tab.

If you are looking for an aesthetically pleasing all in one device which excels in communication, entertainment and productivity the Samsung Galaxy Tab may prove hard to beat.

The Desire Z By HTC Offers The Handy FriendStream App

The HTC Desire Z is one of the new upgrades to the original Desire, with differences including a hinged QWERTY keyboard, android 2.2 Froyo and loads of software tweaks, such as integrated email accounts into one inbox.

This phone also has a 3.7 inch, 800x480 pixel, Super LCD touch screen and feature a 5 megapixel camera with a flash. This handsomely designed phone will offers 720p HD video recording capabilities. One exciting new feature on the HTC Desire Z is the optical trackpad, which is awesome for scrolling through emails and websites. The HTC Desire Z is in the same price range as other smartphones, but performs almost like a laptop.

The overall size of this handset is 119mm x 60.4mm x 14.16mm, making it a prefect two handed phone for texting and searching the web. The new feature of being able to program two keys is so practical in daily use. Users can program one of the key to call their most dialled contact or to go right to the website they visit the most. The other key can be set to a program/application, like the alarm or GPS. The HTC Desire Z has two redesigned features. The first one is the 3.5mm jack for the headset that is now is on the top of the phone, which many find so much better than being on the bottom. The second is a dedicated camera key that makes it easy to access the camera function.

The software has been given an overhaul as well. The mapping and GPS feature now has a “Helicopter Mode” that lets you see what is in front of you in your route. Fast internet surfing is powered by the 600MHz Qualcomm processor, which is more than adequate. A fun new software addition is the SoundHound application that can display the details of any song (similar to the hugely popular Shazam app) just by singing or humming into the phone.

This phone will outperform the previous HTC models by keeping the best features and updating the ones that needed it. The all-aluminium shell of this handset gives it a great sleek look perfect for business professionals and the younger generation alike. Users are sure to be thoroughly impressed with the HTC Desire Z and all of its features; especially the sliding hinge that pops the full QWERTY slide out keyboard into place. With the new features like the “Helicopter Mode” and the two programmable keys, this handset is among the most practical, user-friendly phones on the market. Additionally, the camera with flash, and the effortless connection and linking to networking sites, will make this a must have for any smartphone enthusiast of any age.

Sonntag, 29. Dezember 2013

Working Better With Ruby on Rails

In the last four years, we have seen how Ruby on Rails (RoR) built on, and accelerated the wider acceptance of, the object-oriented Ruby language. Consequently, the Ruby/RoR combo has become a workhorse of such independent software providers as Nashua (NH)-based HyTech Professionals. Though busy as the proverbial bee, the development teams there gave me a peek at apps they use to produce more than a hundred web-facing projects year after year.

As early as 2005, Ruby on Rails validated the language by making available an open-source framework for executing database-driven web applications. Its sparse architecture requirement, very lean code and easy access to support for PHP or Ajax, for example, made prototyping easy and quick.

Since then, the HyTech Professionals developers have nabbed one “killer app” after another to broaden the utility of Ruby on Rails. One of the first was the ActiveState Komodo integrated development environment that, beginning with version 3.5, provided edit, debug and testing support for the elegance of Ruby and Ruby on Rails code.

Another very useful app is “ModelSecurity”, a generator that reminds Ruby on Rails developers to write access control for the data model of a Web site. This makes for security defense in depth since architect developers very often program security only into controllers and views.

Fast-forward to last year and we find that FiveRuns quietly acknowledged the enterprise inroads Ruby on Rails has made by writing monitoring functions for RoR in its enterprise management and monitoring suite. All this means is that developers gain diagnostic visibility into the behavior of production-time versions.

All in all, developers continue to value the fact that Ruby on Rails gets a project up and going fast and has capabilities aplenty for building fairly complex Web sites.

Motorola Milestone Review � The Android Powerhouse

Motorola Milestone is the latest android mobile phone from Motorola available in the European market. It is by far one of the best android mobile phones that take full advantage of the open source operating system. The CDMA version of Milestone is a big hit in USA, and Milestone is also long-awaited to acctract the European market.

The build quality of Milestone is far better than other kinds of android mobiles available in the market. Milestone looks different from other android mobiles, for others clearly shows their plastic, while Milestone does not. Considering the existing QWERTY keyboard, the thickness of this phone can be well appreciated.

The 3.7 inches display has a responsive capacitive touch screen which makes you fell comfortable when you navigate through the phone interface. There is a D pad and select key included below the large screen along the side touch sensitive buttons. The QWERTY keyboard is revealed when you slide open the Milestone. The design inhibits users from using both hands freely to type using the keyboard. The lip of the phone gets into the way of typing even though keys are placed well enough.

Among the Android mobile phones, it can be said that the Milestone has a fairly decent camera with a fresh interface. Additional features like digital zoom, shooting modes, focus modes, and color effects are welcome additions. The 5MP camera comes with a dual LED flash that helps capturing clear pictures. The high quality video capturing feature captures DVD quality videos. The music player is very simple and there are no unique features worth a special mention. The external speaker is very loud and there are headsets available too

The Milestone takes advantage of the latest version Android 2.0 and the interface is simply rocking. Google navigation is not available for UK customers even with the MotoNav. The interface has three home screens and the icons are redesigned to give a unique and new feel to the Milestone. You will find a number of widgets available with the Milestone including YouTube. A power bar is a pretty useful widget that lets you toggle between applications. Google search is the default search engine for Milestone and you can use the Google voice search too.

Synchronizing the contact list with Microsoft exchange is a great advantage because applications to synchronize social networking websites may hit the market soon. Quick contacts are a new addition to this phone which helps you decide the way you interact with a contact. Geo tagging of contacts is now available with the Milestone. And threaded message viewing allows you check things you typed earlier. Type to compose works with the Milestone phone. The onscreen keyboard is very much impressive. Gmail and Exchange are two types of emailing options available with Motorola Milestone. You can easily convert SMS into MMS and enclose attachments with emails too.

It is quite easy to browse internet with the web browser. The quad brand GSM with dual band 3G support is very useful for wireless internet connectivity. And the pinch and zoom facility is wonderful for zooming in and out. But there is no onboard flash support so that you can’t view websites with flash content, which is a little disappointing.

Milestone has an internal memory of 133MB and it can be extended to up to 32GB. The standard Li-ion mAh battery supports 350 hours of stand by time and 6 hours 30 minutes of talk time. After the introduction of Milestone in UK, many people have shown great interest in buying this phone, but it has to be admitted that Milestone didn’t create as much as a stir as its counterpart Droid.

Samstag, 28. Dezember 2013

MOTOROLA CLIQ 2 WITH MOTOBLUR-Absolutely Free with Great Cell phone offers

The Cliq 2 from T-Mobile can easily go around with your active lifestyle and busy social life with new improved Motoblur UI. It is a 3G smartphone, however benefits from faster speeds at no additional cost on the T-Mobile 4G network. The phone comes preloaded with built-in 5MP camera with auto focus lens, world class web browsing, Full Corporate E-mail, Calendar Support, 1GHz Processor, strong battery and 32 GB memory expandable card and much more.

The Cliq 2 supports sheer size 3.7 inch display with bright HGVA screen and resolution of 320 x 854480 pixels. A well designed slide-out keypad makes the texting easy. The three sets of customizable home screens let you to access the applications, shortcuts and widgets whenever you need and want. It has one of the best displays that works well with your busy life and resize your widgets according to your requirements, give instant reply to your post and filter the people you want in your contacts. It easily fits in the palm of your hand with physical dimensions as 116.0 x 59.6. X 14.5 mm. Although it is a bit heavy, it is comparatively not as heavy with 175 grams to carry around.

The cell phone has built-in 5MP high resolution camera and 4x digital zoom. And with the support of auto focus and LED flash you can take some nice shots of your candid moments. The Geo-tagging feature allows user to record when and where the photo was taken. The user can upload images and videos to YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and other social networks through wireless connections. The voice quality of Motorola Cliq 2 is excellent noise reduction CrystalTalk PLUS technology and 3.5mm audio jack. The MP3 polyphonic ringtones are downloadable. The user can place the phone on vibration when engaged somewhere.

The phone has a strong 1420 mAh Li-Ion battery with MOTOBLUR Battery Manager. It lasts up to a maximum of up to 13 days and 7.9 hours in talk time mode. The Battery Manager allows you to customize your phone’s power consumption. The cell phone has 1GB internal shared memory with 2GB microSD card and expandable 32 GB memory card.

With the Cliq 2 you can experience rich web content with Adobe® Flash® Player and get easy access to more than 100,000 applications and games from android Market. It comes preloaded with the latest movie hits such as BLOCKBUSTER® ONDEMAND application, and favorite reads via the pre-loaded Amazon Kindle application, The MOTOROLA CLIQ 2 with MOTOBLUR lets you equally manage your social life and career so you’re always making the most of each day. In addition it’s powered by an superfast 1GHz processor and an innovative Honeycomb keyboard.

The Motorola Cliq 2 supports messaging via Email IM, MMS and SMS. It features multitasking messaging capabilities and one-touch access to the Google services including Google Search by voice, Google Maps with Street View, MySpace, YouTube, Facebook and Twitter. MOTOBLUR can sync Facebook™, MySpace and Twitter with your phone book and personal and work email contacts. It provides easy access to both personal and full corporate e-mail, including support for Exchange, Gmail and most other POP3 and IMAP. It also combines instant messaging support for Google Talk, AIM, Yahoo! Messenger. The HTML supports to browse the web.

To sum up the Motorola Cliq 2 is a user friendly device which is well equipped with all the latest widgets and features. So it is a perfect android smartphone that suits all whether they’re in the office or at home with their families.

The cell phone deal of Motorola Cliq2 is available with a variety of individual or family plans at CellHub. It’s time to upgrade T-Mobile phone to Motorola Cliq 2 which is available at its lowest price in the market. You can also take away Free Nokia Bluetooth headset with the special Cell phone offer of the new purchase of this phone.

Freitag, 27. Dezember 2013

The HTC Desire HD Is An Appealing All Rounder

Due for release in the final quarter of 2010, the highly anticipated HTC Desire HD, also known as the HTC Ace looks set to cause a stir in the smartphone market, and present a threat to some more established brands.

Building on the success and popularity of the original HTC Desire, this new and improved handset provides a long list of exciting new features. For starters, the handset packs a powerful 8 megapixel HD camera, a whopping 4.3 inch AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, and the latest version of the android OS (v2.2) known as Froyo.

Due to the large touchscreen, the handset itself is not the smallest in the world; however the large size of the screen makes it an engaging and high quality way to view photos and even HD video. It also makes for easy navigation of the user interface (the highly customisable HTC Sense), which can also be achieved by the use of the built in optical trackpad. The screen features an accelerometer sensor for automatic rotation of the on screen content, so pictures and video can be viewed in portrait and landscape forms.

The HTC Desire HD also provides an impressive user experience when it comes to surfing the web. It utilises both 3G and Wi-Fi connections, the latter providing the fastest option when local wireless networks are available. When they are not, 3G coverage still provides a fast connection thanks to an HSDPA connection at speeds of up to 7.2 Mbps. Bluetooth and micro USB connections allow users to connect the handset to compatible hardware devices whereby a number of tasks can be carried out. The list of connectivity features is rounded off by EDGE and GPRS providing the HTC Desire HD with its connections to cellular networks.

One of the biggest improvements over the original Desire is the digital camera. On the HTC Desire HD, the camera boasts a whopping 8 megapixels. This provides stunningly high quality still images, which even retain their clarity and detail when zoomed in. The camera comes equipped with a comprehensive software package which gives users the ability to edit and improve photos whilst simultaneously simplifying the task of taking them in the first place. Of course, the camera can also shoot video, and this is in 720p HD, meaning the quality of the footage rivals that of the still images.

The HTC Desire HD provides 1.5 GB of internal storage as standard which is generous in itself, however the inclusion of a micro SD card slot allows user to expand the storage by up to 32 GB, depending on which memory card is installed. This means the handset is capable of storing a large number of files right out of the box, as 1.5 GB is more than capable of storing an average sized music collection, or a large number of photos.

The versatility and functionality of the android OS combined with a powerful 1 GHz processor provides an ideal platform for customisation and expansion. Access to the Android Market means users can browse and download thousands of apps.

With the HTC Desire HD providing both powerful hardware and software, the sky really is the limit.

Mittwoch, 25. Dezember 2013

HTC Touch Diamond Mobile Phone Review � A Superbly Attractive Smartphone

The HTC Touch Diamond is simply beautiful. From its glossy, interestingly shaped casing to its colourful, high definition touch screen, everything about this phone reeks style and aesthetics. There is more to the Touch than just good looks, though—you’ll find a 3.2 megapixel camera, a lightning fast internet connection, and spacious memory storage. Can Windows shatter its reputation as a clunky user interface?


Sleek and glossy, the HTC Touch Diamond is one of HTC’s most stylish phones. At 110g, it is extremely slender, which makes the fact that it holds so many features all the more amazing. HTC has taken the “diamond” theme to a whole new level with the Touch’s appearance—on its back is a unique and attractive design that is reminiscent of the facets of a gem. Its 2.8 inch 65k colour LCD touch sensitive screen is also a pretty feature, with its sharp, crisp details and vivid colours. Its only downside is that its polished surface makes it difficult to see with the sunlight glinting off of it. It’s also easy to leave fingerprints and face marks, but with regular cleaning, that shouldn’t be a problem.

Screen: This smartphone’s screen is one of its biggest strengths. It features a variety of interesting little maneuvers, such as TouchFLO 3D swipe navigation as well as several other touch sensitive controls. You’ll also find handwriting recognition and an accelerometer sensor that senses when the phone is being turned horizontal or vertical and adjusts the screen to accommodate.


The Touch’s camera is fairly average as far as cameras go, but it gets the job done. It has 3.2 megapixels with autofocus, but its lack of flash makes it difficult to take pictures in dimmer areas. Its second VGA camera is there for video calls. Its camera also works well recording movies.


The phone’s music player supports MP3, AAC, AAC+, WAV, WMA and AMR NB. Along with getting an FM RDS radio, you also get some awesome album art as well as polyphonic and MIDI ringtones. Unfortunately, though it comes with a microphone, you’re stuck using the Touch’s headphones rather than your own.


The Touch has a stunningly fast internet connection in a variety of different formats, such as 3G HSDPA, Bluetooth, a mini USB, GPRS, EDGE, and Wi-Fi. This results in you staying connected almost everywhere. Combine this with its tri-band network (which also includes HSDPA 2100) and you have a phone that lets you stay connected no matter where you live. You’ll find a variety of useful and familiar features, such as Google Search, Youtube, and Wikipedia. Messangers include SMS, MMS, IMs, and an email interface that includes attachments. The phone also includes a sophisticated GPS system that will let you find out where you need to go.


If you like lots of space in your phone, you’re in for a treat. The Touch boasts 256 megabyes of ROM, 192 megabytes of RAM, and four gigabytes of built-in memory. Combine this with over ten hours of talk time and up to 481 hours of standby time (as well as two hours of video call time) and you have a storage space that is unlike almost any phone on the market. You can store thousands of songs, downloads, attachments, and documents, and charging your batteries is a bit of upkeep you’ll barely have to worry about.


The HTC Touch Diamond is gorgeous and filled with more flashy features than many other phones its size. Its only big downside is that the user interface could have been designed a lot better. Windows has managed to disappoint once again with sluggish response times and freezing. However, its literal plethora of gadgets and goodies make it one of HTC’s better smartphones.

Montag, 23. Dezember 2013

Take A Look To My Personal Nokia E71 Mobile Review

I have had my Nokia E71 for about 6 months now and have nothing but praise for it. I upgraded from Nokia E62, so initial difference was huge. But once I got to use more features over the months, I realize this is no ordinary phone. Here is my personal overview about some Nokia E71 features


Nokia E71 has great call quality, but needs a good signal. Used this with Tmobile first and was disappointed since the signal strength in my area was very low. Then switched to AT&T and am amazed what this phone is capable of. Loudspeaker is good, although has to be cranked up all the way high. Had a Nokia N73 earlier which is by far the best phone in terms of voice clarity and loudness.

Build Quality:

Nokia E71 build quality is exceptional. Phone feels solid and keypad is a pleasure to type with. After using it for about a month with only a screen protector, I see no scratches on the metal back or anywhere on the phone (touch wood!)

Nokia E71 Messaging:

This is a great phone for messaging. The physical keyboard makes typing a lot easier. Nokia email is installed automatically if you try to add gmail, hotmail or yahoo accounts. It provides true push email. However, software is still a little buggy. Also has support for Microsoft Exchange, although there is no HTML support. This phone can also read out your Text messages.


Used with the A-GPS, Nokia E71 gets a fix even indoors. Outside the fix is within seconds. Phone comes with Maps 2.0, but can be upgraded to Maps 3.0. Nokia's navigation is excellent, but unfortunately is not free. The entire U.S. map can be stored on the SD card and is only about 1.2 GB. Google maps work very well with AT&T 3G, but was not able to update maps quickly enough on TMobile's Edge (while driving at 65mph).

Built in apps:

There are some very good, but lesser known, built in apps on Nokia E71. The podcasting app lets you view audio and video podcasts for free. The dictionary app is excellent for quick lookups as well as translating the word to other languages. Language packs can be downloaded from the nokia website. The internet radio app has quite a few stations to choose from and works very well even on 3G.

Nokia E71 VOIP:

This phone does VOIP quite well. It can be paired with Gizmo. If you have a Google number and set to forward your calls to Gizmo, you can actually take your call on this phone and not spend any cell phone minutes.

Nokia E71 Battery:

Battery life seems to be great in standby mode. I went through almost a day with Nokia Email in push mode without loosing even a single bar on the battery indicator.

Other apps:

Sports Tracker is a great app if you like to keep track of your exercise activity like walking, running, cycling. This app plots your route on a map and keeps track of your pace (and even what music you are listening to at that moment!). It works with only the internal GPS and doesn't need additional sensors. This app alone makes the GPS worth having in this phone. Workouts can be uploaded to the nokia sports tracker website. Fring works well for instant messaging as well google voice chat. I tried nimbuzz too. Although nimbuzz had a smaller memory footprint, I was not able to get google voice chat to work with it. Fring also has built in support for automatically switching from wifi to 3g and vice versa. e.g if you are on 3G, and get within range of a known wifi access point, Fring will within 5-10 mins automatically change over to wifi. Similarly if you walk out of your wifi range, it will fall back to 3G.

Google Mobile supports voice search that actually works! It is another must have app for the Nokia E71.

Nokia E71 Multi-Tasking:

By far the best feature of this phone is its multi-tasking capability. All symbian phones support multi-tasking in theory, however, due to memory (RAM) constraints, most phones are not able to run more than 1 or 2 apps simultaneously. This phone has a total RAM of 110MB and after startup has a whooping 62MB free. I have been able to run Microsoft exchange, Nokia email, Fring, SportsTracker and the music player all simultaneously and still have about 40mb free.

Nokia E71 Web Browsing:

The built in web browser works well for mobile websites, but is not able to handle larger web pages so well. Wlan speeds are slow. I am not able to get anything more than 1.5mbps using speed tests, even though my internet connection is about 9mbps. This phone supports HSDPA (3.5G) and works well with AT&T's data network. Opera mini is able to handle full blown web pages and makes the web browsing experience just about acceptable.

Nokia E71 Update:

Unfortunately the phone does get really hot after being on 3G for a few mins or on a call for 15-20 mins. Maybe I just got a defective piece :-( Sending it back for a replacement.

Sonntag, 22. Dezember 2013

The Samsung Galaxy S Is Loaded With Android Functionality

As Google android smart phones go, the Samsung Galaxy S was one of the more eagerly anticipated. Being on the market for a time now, it's proved well-known on account of the impressive hardware together with extremely versatile operating-system and software package.

The device uses functions like a five mp Hi-def video camera, a huge touch screen, and quick online browsing; it gives something for all sorts of user.

The Samsung Galaxy S measures up at 122.4x 64.2x 9.9 millimetres which is comparable to many smartphones one the market, but somewhat thinner. This along with its light-weight turn it into an enjoyable mobile phone to hold and operate.

Measuring four in., the super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen display gives a powerful way to check out the UI as well as look at multi-media like photos and videos. The display utilises the TouchWiz 3. User interface, accelerometer as well as distance detectors, as well as the Swype text entry function designed for improved effectiveness of texting entry.

So as to notify users to inbound telephone calls and texts, the Samsung Galaxy S uses both vibration as well as ringing. Additionally, it has the additional benefit of accommodating MP3 and WAV tracks for ring-tones, enabling owners to personalize the element of the unit.

The suitable mobile phone networks count on class 12 versions of both GPRS & EDGE, while access to the internet is usually made available thanks to both 3G as well as Wi-Fi. In locations covered by 3G, a HSDPA connection offers download rates all the way to 7.2 Megabyte per second, along with a quicker connection being offered on account of WiFi, each time owners obtain localized wi-fi networks. Wireless Bluetooth as well as micro USB connections are supplied enabling the phone to get linked to other suitable equipment. GPS with A-GPS support allows for functions such as Google Maps and also the digital compass and also geo-tagging to operate.

The Samsung Galaxy S provides you with a digital camcorder offering a superb five mega pixels. Because of its large pixel configuration, it's able to take good quality still shots with the minimum of difficulty as a result of characteristics including touch focus, auto-focus and face & smile recognition. The digital camera can as expected capture High-definition footage, this is in 720p quality.

The operating-system of preference is android v2.1, which functions along with an effective 1 GHz processor chip to produce a fantastic consumer experience along with accommodating extra downloaded applications through the Android Market.

The mix of great hardware and extremely versatile software means the status and critical acclaim of the Samsung Galaxy S appears set to go on in the near future.

Freitag, 20. Dezember 2013

BlackBerry Application Development: An Essential for the Small Business & Enterprise

When the “Blackberry” mobile was first introduced, there was little of no room for software developers to act on it. Though it came with a few applications of its own, the ever demanding consumers seemingly wanted more!

Over time, there has been an increased occurrence of partnerships between the manufacturers of these mobile devices and third-party software developers to meet the needs of users of mobile appliances. Besides its e-mailing and call functions, blackberry developers have now provided applications to make the Blackberry a handy asset to both the small and medium sized businesses. The access to various third-party applications for the Blackberry has made it a vital toll in today’s business environment.

The vast array of Blackberry apps include: Google Sync, Skype Apps, Blackberry Messenger, Google Mobile Apps, IM + Viigo App, Slacker, and a host of others. The choice of apps is ever expanding as today’s business, in a bid to boost return on investment, are becoming more multi-tasking. Another unique app for the Blackberry is its call filtering app. This helps screen unwanted calls without having to silence of switch off your device! This could go a long way in helping you avoid (in the most polite way) those annoying callers.

KryptonSoft has long identified with the trend by providing offshore blackberry development services. Our experts can create appealing applications over different BlackBerry OS Platforms. Whether you need BlackBerry Apps Development for Store, business automation application or need porting of existing apps built for iPhone/iPad, android, J2ME or Symbian, we provide blackberry porting services to port it from one platform to another with same look & feel and user experience. Our customized, offshore software development process integrates a mix of optimal technologies, systematic planning, prototype creation, implementation, testing, support, production, documentation and design, etc. We have a team of qualified hands to meet your blackberry mobile application development under your budget and timelines.

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Donnerstag, 19. Dezember 2013

Give Your Desires Wings With HTC Desire Deals

One of the most impressive smartphone makers HTC has come up with another impressive device in HTC Desire, a stylish touchscreen phone that runs on the latest Google android 2.1 OS (Operating System) and is powered by a 1GHz Snapdragon processor.

For HTC lovers this is one of the most impressive devices in the recent times from the Taiwanese Mobile Phones makers who have so far established themselves as one of the best smartphone makers in the mobile phone market. The HTC Desire has kept the young users in mind with the integration of the social networking sites that are in vogue among the young mobile phone users. The other entertainment prospects too have been touched in the device to make it one of the most commendable smartphone with communication and entertainment together. The HTC Desire is available with the leading mobile phone networks in UK on the eve of Christmas with some incredible deals. The customer can choose the best suitable deal from any of the networks in UK.

The HTC Desire deals are an excellent device with some commendable features, the device comes with 3G Mobile Phones and other awesome connectivity features for the users like WiFi, GPS, GPRS and Bluetooth. The mobile phone makers HTC have used the AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with the device to give it an altogether different look. The phone is much sleeker and sexier than its predecessors. The phone comes with an impressive 5MP (megapixel) camera which gives added advantage to the customers, if they love clicking with features like autofocus, LED flash and geo-tagging.

The HTC Desire Deals offers a better social networking application than any other device in the market with Friend Stream widget which helps the user to get updates from Facebook and Tweets from Twitter by their friends in no time. The HTC Peep widget, part of the HTC Sense intuitive user interface provides an unimaginable experience. There are much more than just the HTC Peep widget like Bookmarks, Calendar, Photo Album and Weather, while the user is also able to download further widgets.

Leading mobile phone networks are providing some exciting deals to the UK customers like PAYG, Simfree deal, Pay Monthly deal, Contract deal and many other suitable deals which one can buy from UK Online Phone Shop from their home.

Mittwoch, 18. Dezember 2013

The HTC Desire Z Provides An Outstanding User Experience

Right out of the box the HTC Desire Z’s sleek lines and beautiful steel casing slides into the palm of your hand perfectly. The 3.7 inch touch screen gleams ready to reveal the upgraded HTC Sense UI within. With a quick flick the hinged QWERTY keyboard slides out from under the screen for those that need a more tactile interface. The touch screen allows for easy access to the myriad of apps in the android Market while the keyboard allows for a convenient means of creating SMS and email messages quickly.

Weighing in at 180 grams the HTC Desire Z is hardly noticeable in your pocket. At 119x 60.4x 14mm the HTC Desire Z is one of the slimmest options on the market and ready to go with you where you need it. The screen allows for easy viewing of all your favourite media, pictures, videos, or e-books. HTC has also added pinch to zoom capability to the screen, which makes navigating photos much easier. The phone comes with a 5 megapixel camera with auto focus and flash. The camera is ready for the recording of 720p HD video, better than many of the video cameras out there right now. The videos and photos can be stored to the internal memory or to a SD card in the expansion slot. Share your new video over 3G, GPRS, EDGE, or any Wi-Fi network. The HTC Sense, built into android 2.2 for HTC, gives easy access to Facebook and Twitter so you can keep up to date with all of your colleagues and friends. The HTC Desire Z comes with Bluetooth 2.1 with enhanced data rate and a standard micro!

-USB allows for easy transferring of files to your personal computer. The processor clocks in at 800 Mhz and can easily handle the HTC Desire Z’s USB and Wi-Fi tethering capabilities. Android 2.2, known as Froyo, has been customized with HTC Sense allowing the user to take full advantage of the phone and all of the considerable power it brings to your pocket.

HTC and Android have come together to make a phone that meets the needs of every user. It provides ample features for business and pleasure on one ergonomic device. In the smartphone market, this phone sets itself above the others on the Android side bringing together some of the best features the market has to offer right now. Be it in the office, or when out and about, expect to see a lot more of the HTC Desire Z.

Dienstag, 17. Dezember 2013

Excellent And Affordable HTC Wildfire Deals On Christmas

The mobile phone market is full of smartphones; most of them are costly and only few come in an affordable price which can fulfill the requirement of the average mobile phone customers.

HTC the leading smartphone makers have for long ignored the average Mobile phones users but with their latest HTC Wildfire. The Taiwanese mobile phone makers have tried to penetrate the market of average mobile phone customers of smartphone with Wildfire which is claimed to have created keeping the students needs and requirements in their mind and it fulfills all with aplomb. The cusp of HTC Wildfire lies in its unmatchable class of features and best quality of applications which we rarely see together in a smartphones. The most prominent aspect of the device is its affordable price for the average mobile phone customers.

The HTC Wildfire deals run on the Google android Operating System which is said to be very costly but HTC has proved people wrong by providing Wildfire within the reach of the average customers. The device has some excellent features like powerful processors Qualcomm MSM 7225 528 MHz processor and 384 MB RAM that makes it a multi-tasking and high end applications smartphone. The device is quite easy to carry with a 106.8mm height and 60.4mm width which has 3.2inch of TFT capacitive touchscreen display. The leading mobile phone networks in UK like Vodafone, Virgin Mobile, Verizon, O2, Orange, T Mobile and Three Mobile are offering some great deals like Pay Monthly deals, contract deals, Simfree deals, PAYG (Pay As You Go) deal and many other deals on HTC Wildfire.

The HTC Wildfire Deals come with a 5MP (megapixel) camera with additional features like smile detection, autofocus, digital zoom, LED flash and geo-tagging. The camera can also record videos of QVGA quality. The device is a treat to the students as it has a prominent Social Media feature which shows facebook status of the caller with his/her number, photograph and other details. To buy HTC Wildfire deals from any network visit our UK Online Phone Shop to know who is offering the contract deals on HTC Wildfire and other gifts and benefits.

Sonntag, 15. Dezember 2013

Top 5 Business & Productivity Apps for iPhone 5

Apple iPhone keeps on getting better and better. This smartphone is loaded with hundreds of features, it has lightening fast Internet connectivity and it also has a superfast processor. The launch of iPhone 5 has created afresh opportunity for apple iPhone app development companies and there are many apps in the market that can help you save time, effort and money. Many of these companies outsource iPhone development; this helps them reduce the cost of developing that apps. So, you can get innovative and useful iPhone apps for peanuts!

Apps are what make the iPhone come alive. The value of your iPhone is directly proportional to the utility and relevancy of the apps inside your mobile. If you’ve just bought a new iPhone and are looking for ways in which you can make it better and more useful, you must download the following five apps.

Evernote for Business
This is one of the best digital note-taking tools for iPhone. It is quite popular among businessmen and professional who want to keep their work organized. It helps you keep bits and pieces like web clippings, bills and other information sorted and stored in one place. An example of simple yet productive Apple iPhone app development, the new version of this app lets you share your notes with others in your company.

QuickOffice Pro
Reading the MS Office documents on the iPhone is easy, but it is not easy to edit those documents. QuickOffice Pro is a marvel of Apple iPhone app development that lets you view, edit, format and exchange MS Office Excel and Word documents using your iPhone. While this is the priciest app on this list, it is godsend for frustrated iPhone users who don’t know how to make changes in the MS Word documents they’ve received in the mail.

You may think that business cards are passé, but that is not the case. Whenever you go to a business conference or an event, you’ll see people handing out their business cards. Perhaps you too do the same. However, it is not easy to take care of dozens to business cards, and even if you do store them safely, it is not easy to find the one you want. ScanCard makes things simple. Once you install this app, you can simply scan the business card of your acquaintance and ScanCard will store and organize all the cards.

You may not need this card if you are a big businessmen with an army of accountants, but if you ever feel the need to check , manage and tally your monthly expenses on your own, this is one app you’ll fall in love with. Using this app you can store all the receipts and details of your financial transactions. The app will organize all the things you store, and it will help you track and analyze your monthly expenses.

You’ll easily find dozens of free to-do list apps for your new iPhone. And you’ll quickly get fed up with them. Things is easily the best such app in the market, and it is definitely worth the money you’ll pay for it. Not only does it have a simple and engaging user interface, but it is also easy to use and elegant. Using this app, you can the minutest details of your business without breaking a sweat.

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Samstag, 14. Dezember 2013

Deploying Ruby on Rails Applications to Microsoft IIS and Windows Server

The process I've followed here has worked on IIS on Windows 2000 Server, Windows XP and now Windows Server 2003. I don't know which versions of IIS were involved but the same basic process has been used across all three. I've not quite managed to get web services working over IIS but I reckon I'm not far away - so follow the instructions below and I'll update you when we get there.

So where do we begin? First of all, collect all your bits and bobs together. In particular you will need

* the Ruby Installer http://rubyforge.org/frs/download.php/4174/ruby182-15.exe
* the Rails Framework http://rubyforge.org/frs/download.php/7655/rails-1.0.0.zip
* the Ruby DBI-ADO Interface http://ruby-dbi.rubyforge.org/ (if you are using SQL Server)
* Ruby for IIS http://rubyforiis.sosukodo.org/
* FastCGI for IIS http://www.caraveo.com/fastcgi/
* and the Ionic Rewriter http://cheeso.members.winisp.net/dl/IonicIsapiRewriter.zip

Ruby is for obvious reasons.

Rails is useful as I found that 2003 is so locked down that gem did not have access to download the framework from rubyforge.

The DBI-ADO interface is needed for a single file, ADO.rb, that allows the SQL Server adapter to connect to MS-SQL.

Ruby for IIS does some patching to Rails and Ruby to allow IIS to route its requests to FastCGI and eventually to Rails. In the interests of full disclosure I should say that I have not looked at the source of this and so do not know exactly how it works. I will get round to it, promise.

FastCGI keeps a number of Ruby/Rails processes running within IIS. This means that when a request comes in from a client you do not need to start a new Ruby process (and hence incur the not insignificant cost of loading all the libraries) every time. Instead FastCGI starts N processes and if all are busy will start more, upto a maximum of M processes and routes requests to whichever process is free.

The Ionic Rewriter takes a Rails-friendly url (controller/action/id) and rewrites it into a form that IIS understands. IIS then dispatches this new URL to FastCGI which in turn passes it to Ruby.

So, you've installed Rails (into C:\Ruby) and copied your application files over (into D:\MyApp). You've added the Rails framework into your application's vendor folder (D:\MyApp\vendor) - this is because we will be altering some of the framework files so we want to keep our changes (in D:\MyApp\vendor) separate from the main Rails installation (in C:\ruby\lib\ruby\gems\1.8\gems). You then need to extract ADO.rb from the DBI file and place it in C:\ruby\lib\ruby\site_ruby\1.8\DBD - you will need to create an ADO folder and place the file into there.

Next up, edit your application's configuration file (either one of the environment specific ones, or your general one - you decide) and add the line:

ActionController::CgiRequest::DEFAULT_SESSION_OPTIONS[:tmpdir] = 'D:\\Temp\\'

You will need to create a Temp folder on D: or your application will silently fail to work. The point of this is to force Ruby to place its session files into a known folder - if you read back through this blog you will find that at one point I was having strange behaviour with sessions. It turns out that as you run under different configurations (CGI, FastCGI and WEBrick) Ruby sometimes places its files in different locations and you get unpredictable behaviour. Plus it also helps when you need to clean up your sessions (which you will need to do later).

Now run your application under WEBrick. This is vital. If it doesn't work here it definitely won't work under IIS. Don't say I didn't warn you. What? It didn't work under WEBrick. I bet you forgot to edit your database.yml file. Go and do it now and test it again. Still doesn't work? Seems to fail silently with no entries in your log file. I told you - create a D:\Temp folder and you should be OK.

Copy your ISAPI files to a safe place - I tend to put them in C:\InetPub - they are associated with IIS but not available to the public. This means copying your FastCGI.DLL and IsapiRewrite4.DLL and IsapiRewrite4.INI files to wherever. Watch out, the Ionic Rewriter DLL and INI file must live in the same folder.

Fire up the trusty pain-in-the-arse Internet Information Services configuration manager. The instructions here are for setting up one site on the "Default Web Site" - I don't think it will be too hard to set up multiple Rails sites on one IIS site and even easier to set up multiple IIS sites, each containing a single Rails site. But I've not done it so I won't go on about it here.

Right-click on your "Default Web Site" and select "Properties". Select ISAPI Filters. Click Add and enter a filter name of "Rewriter" and select the IsapiRewrite4 DLL.

Next, switch to the "Home Directory" tab. Make sure "a directory stored on this computer" is selected and set D:\MyApp\Public as the local path. Put your application name into "Application Name" (if this is greyed out then click "Create" to set up the site as an application) and make sure "Scripts and Executables" is selected for "execute permissions". Next up, click "Configuration". Under "Mappings" click "Add" and select FastCGI.DLL as the executable, .fcgi as the extension (if you are going to have multiple Rails applications on a single server you need to vary this extension on a Rails-application-specific basis - for example .myapp1, .myapp2 etc), with "All Verbs", "Script Engine" and "Check that file exists" all selected.

If you're on Server 2003 there is an extra step. You have to allow IIS access to the executables you are going to be using. Create a new Web Server Extension in the IIS Configuration Manager, calling it "MyApp". Add FastCGI.DLL, IsapiRewriter4.DLL and RubyW.exe to this extension and make sure that it is enabled.

Phew - what have we done so far?

* We've installed Rails and our application and made sure it works OK under WEBrick
* We've told IIS that the default web site for this server is our application's public folder
* We've told IIS that any request to the default web site should be fed through the Ionic Rewriter
* We've told IIS that any request for a .fcgi file should be fed through FastCGI

What we've not done is tell Ionic or FastCGI how to behave.

Ionic first. Edit IsapiRewrite4.INI - get rid of the contents of the file and replace it with

# Ruby on Rails
IterationLimit 0
RewriteRule ^(/[^.]+)$ /dispatch.fcgi?$1

This takes the URL that IIS recieves and matches it against the given regular expression. I'm no grexpert but I'm reliably informed that it matches any string starting with a '/' that does not contain '.'s. If you are setting up a web-service then this has an implication - by default Rails makes the WSDL available via a URL ending in service.wsdl. You will need to edit D:\MyApp\config\routes.rb to change this to something like service_wsdl - otherwise the URL rewriter will spot the '.' and will not feed the request to Rails at all. (Of course, I haven't got web services working with these instructions yet). Anyway, so it matches any URL starting with a '/' and not containing a '.' - and rewrites it to /dispatch.fcgi?$1. So /controller/action/id will be matched to /dispatch.fcgi?/controller/action/id.

Hang on - our URL is being rewritten with a .fcgi in it - ring any bells? That's right, next up we configure FastCGI. Open RegEdit and open the Local Machine/Software key. Create a key (folder) called "FastCGI". Under here create another key (folder) called ".fcgi" - when FastCGI is invoked with a file extension of .fcgi it will use the settings in this key. This is why, when we have multiple applications on a single server, we need to vary the file extensions (.myapp1, .myapp2 as detailed above - likewise we need to rename dispatch.fcgi to dispatch.myapp1/dispatch.myapp2 for each respective application). The basic FastCGI setttings we need (we'll add some more later) are:

* AppPath - set this to C:\ruby\bin\rubyw.exe
* Args - set this to D:\MyApp\public\dispatch.fcgi
* BindPath - set this to MyAppRailsCGI

AppPath tells FastCGI that we want Ruby (the "windows" version that does not produce a command line output) to execute our scripts, passing it the Args (our dispatch.fcgi script) as the entry point to the application, using the Named Pipe "MyAppRailsCGI" to communicate.

Now, use the IIS Configuration thingy to restart IIS - right-click on the Server, select All Tasks and restart. This seems to take forever on Server 2003. Now open your favourite browser and point it at your application (http://myserver/controller/action/id or whatever). Now I'm betting that you get a "recognition failed for dispatch.fcgi".

Let's take a walk on the dark side. I'm not 100% sure what is going on here. It involves regular expressions and environment variables that I can't access in debug mode and it all seems to happen before Rails' logging is invoked. So this is guesswork that seems to be effective. Go to D:\MyApp\vendor\actionpack-version\lib\action_controller\request.rb - this is the Ruby file that ActionPack uses to route URL requests. Under Apache and WEBrick, it returns the REQUEST_URI environment variable, and if it can't get at it, it manipulates PATH_INFO and SCRIPT_NAME to get the same result. Under IIS it doesn't work - what the method is expecting is a "SCRIPT_NAME" of "/dispatch.fcgi" (which is what we have) but a "PATH_INFO" of "/dispatch.fcgi/controller/action". In other words, instead of extracting the original URL and making it into a query string, it expects the original URL to be tacked onto the end of the dispatcher script. The problem with this is that if the URL looks l!
ike that, then the URL no longer ends with .fcgi so IIS does not know to ask FastCGI to process the request. Our PATH_INFO looks more like "/dispatch.fcgi?/controller/action" - note the all important question mark in the URL. However, if we modify the request_uri method in request.rb to look like:

# Returns the request URI correctly, taking into account the idiosyncracies
# of the various servers.

def request_uri
if uri = env['REQUEST_URI']
(%r{^\w+\://[^/]+(/.*|$)$} =~ uri) ? $1 : uri # Remove domain, which webrick puts into the request_uri.
# REQUEST_URI is blank under IIS - get this from PATH_INFO and SCRIPT_NAME
script_filename = env['SCRIPT_NAME'].to_s#.match(%r{[^/]+$})
uri = env['PATH_INFO']
uri = uri.sub("#{script_filename}", "") unless script_filename.nil?

I'm 99% sure that this edit is what is making the web-services fall over. However, it does mean that traditional sites (that don't use query strings) are routed correctly.

Restart IIS (again .. yawn) and try connecting once more. After a long pause (as FastCGI invokes Ruby for the first time) you should see your application. Congratulations. Have a cup of tea.

Now to reconfigure FastCGI again ... reopen RegEdit and move to your .fcgi key. Add entries for StartServers (DWORD), IncrementServers (DWORD) and MaxServers (DWORD). This tells FastCGI how many copies of Ruby to start initially (I tend to use 5), how many to start at times of high load (I tend to use 3) and the maximum number of Ruby processes to have running at one time (15 if your server can handle it). I also tend to set the Timeout (DWORD) to 600 - if FastCGI needs to start extra Ruby processes it will keep them alive for ten minutes before shutting them down again. And your last one - add a BINARY key called Environment - and type in RAILS_ENV=PRODUCTION for the value. In Regedit you can directly enter the value for binaries by typing in the right hand side of the edit box - you don't need to convert each character into Hex, like I did the first time I was confronted with this editor!

And there you have it. Your Rails application (sans web-services) should be up and running on your IIS server. It should have 5 concurrent Ruby processes dealing with incoming requests, increasing to 15 processes under load.

Hope that helps ... enjoy.

Oops - almost forgot. Create a batch file (D:\MyApp\Scripts\cleanup.cmd) that contains the line del D:\Temp\Ruby_Sess*.*. Then add a scheduled task to run that batch file every night at some god-forsaken hour. This cleans up Ruby's session files and prevents too many from being created. Of course, ideally, you would examine the last-changed-time and only delete those that hadn't been touched in twenty minutes, or whatever, but, for my application at least, getting rid of all of yesterday's sessions is good enough. Your mileage may vary.

Rahoul Baruah, Ruby on Rails Development at http://www.3hv.co.uk/

Protective Mobile Applications for Your Phone

Mobile applications are perhaps the world’s most popular tidbits of software today. You can do about everything with mobile apps downloaded on your phone. From star gazing to socializing, smart phone technology has taken a simple communication medium and made it an almost invincible part of our lives. From professional tools, to gaming and recreational apps, phones carry them all. Today, there are more than 1.5 million various kinds of phone applications for mobile utility!

Internet over your phone is perhaps one of the best advancements in technology. Since the inception of 3G and 4G technology into cell phones, broadband Internet at amazing speeds for the most affordable rates have become popular. All over the world, people are depending more on their phones to surf the net than computers! This technology has perhaps gained so much momentum because of its portability.

But like computers, Internet usage always leads to invasion from viruses, Trojans and other form of malicious software into your phone. The phone’s processor and motherboard are much more delicate and sensitive than a hardy PC or laptop. Protecting your phone with mobile apps downloaded for virus protection is vital. These are the top mobile apps that protect your smart phone from all kinds of damage:

Lookout Mobile Security: This neat phone antivirus is perhaps among the most popular mobile apps downloaded to protect your phone. This software also has an inbuilt locator function that allows you to ping your mobile from the net and activate a siren. Misplace or lose your phone anywhere, and activate the siren to find it easily!

Phone Spam Blocker: This cool phone antivirus lets you block and log all spamming and annoying calls and texts. With this neat tool in your device, you can block and log each call made by maddening telemarketers and report them to authorities. Daily number updates, and smart suspicious number prediction allows you to be hassle free and save precious time!

Super Security: It is less powerful than the ‘Lookout’ software, but this amazing mobile application allows you all the functions of a good antivirus on your phone. It has malware removal, strongbox, quarantine folders, upgrades, and also a mobile locator like the ‘Lookout’!

Anti-Virus Laser: Ok, gaming combined with phone security is possibly an expected development of smart phone technology! Perhaps one of the most innovative mobile apps downloaded to you phone for non recreational purposes, the Anti-Virus Laser is fun as well! Just guide a laser of the matching color to destroy viruses represented by colored sparks! Cool, innovative, and efficient, the free version itself has 10 levels of protection!

AntiVirus Free: A basic phone security system from the android OS developers, this software cleans your phone off all malwares, spam messages, suspicious files, and problematic folders efficiently! It’s smart, it’s powerful, and it’s free – moreover, with android, you can expect regular upgrades.

These mobile apps downloaded on your phone protects you device from the constant threat of malicious attacks from viruses. Some viruses are powerful enough to disable your phone completely! Ensure you device’s performance and security by downloading mobile applications like these top stars.

Freitag, 13. Dezember 2013

The HTC Desire Z Is Loaded With Impressive Android Functionality

HTC has recently released the Desire Z alongside the Desire HD. Featuring the level of innovation toy would expect from the manufacturer, it is sure to prove a hit, thanks to powerful hardware and the versatile android (2.2) OS.

A combination of a touch screen along with a QWERTY key pad provides the phone comprehensive appeal. People who send lots of texts and e-mail are certain to value the effectiveness of the key pad, although keeping the performance of touch screen navigation.

The phone itself measures up at 119x 60.4 millimetres wide, although remaining fairly slimline and light-weight at 14.2 millimetres and 180 gr, remarkable for a phone which includes an independent key pad unit. An excellent S-LCD capacitive touch screen offers the capability to show as much as 16 million colours inside its pixel configuration of 480x 800. The size of the display are 3.7 in. which makes it well suited for viewing photos and movies with great quality display of the on-screen content. Extra options that come with the display consist of accelerometer and proximity sensors, and also an optical track pad and touch-sensitive controls help navigation of the extremely tweakable HTC Sense interface.

To be able to notify customers to inbound phone calls and emails, the HTC Desire Z utilizes vibration and ring capabilities, with the additional bonus to be capable of allocate MP3 files as ring tones, which means customers can listen to the tune of their preference anytime the device rings. Hands free conversation is accomplished with a speaker phone system and also a 3.5 millimetre audio port which will support both hands free headphones and headphones for playing songs through the internal multimedia player.

Lots of internal storage space is supplied for keeping audio files and videos etc whilst extra storage space as high as 32 Gigabyte can be achieved by making use of the microSD card slot. This really is guaranteed to prove sufficient to the requirements of most customers because this quantity of storage space can easily store a wide array of files.

Browsing the web is easy with the HTC Desire Z. Because of its HSDPA connection (in areas included in 3G) as well as Wi-Fi online connectivity, customers can enjoy an easy browsing experience that is improved by HTC’s internet browsing software package. It has a few cool little functions, for example automatic resizing and repositioning of text when zooming in.

A useful five mega-pixel camera is built-in, supplying an excellent device for individuals who like to capture spontaneous pictures when out and about, in addition to people who take their photography a bit more seriously. This is because of an extensive bundle of picture improving functions, such as auto-focus, LED flash, face recognition and geo-tagging that operates because of GPS.

Numerous entertainment functions are incorporated as standard, keeping customers amused for hours at a time. Included in this are an MP3/MP4 player for audio and video respectively, a stereo Radio with RDS, along with a choice of included games.

Whatever you are searching for from a new smart phone, the HTC Desire Z is worth a closer inspection, because of the winning combination of design and applications, along with lots of outstanding functions under the hood.

Donnerstag, 12. Dezember 2013

New Entry in Mobile Commerce - Tablet Devices

Yes, mobile commerce has arrived and it is experiencing a tremendous growth with each passing day. Be it a new mobile shopping application tool that helps you to browse through product galleries with just a few clicks or mobile commerce services like bill payment and ticket booking – m-commerce has spread its branches everywhere.

The one sector that is already dominating the market after the advent of mobile commerce is retail. Nowadays, most people don’t have the time to go for shopping, visit dozens of stores, and then make their choice. That is why the mobile shopping applications have been extremely useful for people who have limited time on their hands. All they need to do is install this app and they can have a fabulous shopping experience within a short span of time.

Tablet devices are ruling the roost in the world of m-commerce. According to the latest report by Forrester, the famous research firm, the buying of products and services through tablet devices will increase in 2011. In fact, retailers have already confirmed the fact that most people prefer to conduct transactions via tablets giving rise to a term called “t-commerce.” Online retail websites such as Amazon.com will see a great amount of traffic. However, there are certain doubts as to how much traffic will be directed via social networking websites. Retailers had mapped out elaborate strategies to capitalize on social media but very few have managed to break even or managed to make a profit through social media.

The launch of iPad happened during the first quarter of 2010, but it is now of the most lucrative traffic generators through mobile devices. smartphones will surely provide a supplement to online retail but tablets will capture traffic by ensuring that users don’t just use their desktops for going online when they can easily do so via mobile web in a car, a lift or on the way to the airport.

Thus you can see that the market is at a nascent stage even though mobile commerce is being used everywhere and by people of all ages. Some argue that m-commerce via tablet devices is just a trend that will soon pass because people still prefer going to a brick-and-mortar store and conducting a transaction. Even then, some analysts remain firm in their stand that 2011 will be the year when people will choose technology over traditional shopping methods like visiting a store.

Mittwoch, 11. Dezember 2013

Top 4G Apps for Motorola Droid Bionic


Spotify lets you stream music of your choice. The best thing in it is that you can save the tracks so that you can play it even when you are not connected to the internet. 4G connections are preferred as you can download the music faster.

Do you want to know another best thing about it? It’s free.


Now you don’t have to sit in front of the TV to watch a great movie or you favorite TV shows. Install Netflix in your phone and no matter where you are, you can watch films or TV shows. The thing that you need to know is that you have to get a subscription to watch them. If you want to test it, you can download the trial version and after that, you can decide whether you want it or not. You can manage your video queues right from your phone.

There are some subscription charges but you can download it for free.


You might have used many video call apps on your phone with a 3G support but the experience may not be very good. Do you want something new? Download the Fring. It supports 4G and provides you the best quality and you can finally have a decent video chat. It’s easy to use and the best of all, four people can chat at a time. This is not all. You can IM with your friends on Yahoo, Google Talk etc.

4G support! Better video quality! Free!


Broadcasting videos from a 3G phone is an old way. World has moved on to 4G and many apps are being designed to support 4G. Bambuser is an app that supports 3G and 4G phones. 4G will let you broadcast videos faster but if you don’t have a 4G support in your phone, you can still use it for 3G. You can also let your friends and family know about your link as you can share what you have posted on the social networks.

Bambuser is available for free in the market. Hurry up. Grab one for your phone now.


4G provides better speed but you need to pay for its usage. So, it’s better to limit your usage. Sometimes when you are in the office or any other place where there is Wi-Fi available, you forget to turn off your 4G. Llama can help you with that. This app will determine your location and than it will activate the services based on where you are.

It’s free.

Montag, 9. Dezember 2013

What Makes a Phone a 'Smartphone'?

There's no denying that mobile phones are consistently developing in terms of technology, features, usability and function. The advancement in mobile phone handsets is so drastic that a whole new breed of phones are on the market, these cutting edge multi-taskers are often referred to as 'smartphones'. There is no universal rule for handsets to be considered amongst this elite category, but the underlying principle behind a smartphone is that it offers functionality and applications which reside more in the parameters of computers than conventional mobile phones.

The origin of the smartphone can be traced back as early as 1992 to IBM's 'Simon' handset. Incredibly for a model of its time, Simon featured a calendar, games, email support, fax capabilities and a touch screen. Although the handset would be more at the entry level end of mobile phones in the modern day, 18 years ago the technology was far beyond that of any competitors. From 1996 the smartphone market was truly established with Nokia's entry into the arena courtesy of the Nokia Communicator line, which consisted of models which were essentially an amalgamation of mobile phone and PDA. Since the release of the Communicator series many other manufacturers have become involved in the market.

The smartphone 'badge' is time subjective in that a handset which featured email functions at the very beginning of the 21st Century would have been considered a smartphone at the time but would not necessarily be today off the back of that function alone. Features which tend to render a handset amongst this elite class in the modern day are more along the lines of VGA connectors, built in keyboard, Wi-Fi and accelerometer technology.

Amongst different communities however the definition of a smartphone is more specific than just a handset which offers technologically advanced features. In the realm of developers for instance to some it refers to phones which run a complete operating system whilst others may well grant the status only to units which run an autonomous operating system which provides a standardised interface for application developers.

Due to the absence of any solid rule which officially makes a phone a smartphone, the term (like many others) is most widely used for marketing purposes as opposed to technical descriptions. As a result of this, handset purchasing decisions should not be based purely upon a particular phone being referred to as a smartphone: this is does not mean that it is superior to a handset which does not utilise the term in its marketing activity, or is not listed as a smartphone in a review or product description.

In short, 'smartphone' has that many different definitions as to mean very little to the general end consumer, not least in that its specific meanings in different circles can easily lead to ambiguity.

The Optimus 7 By LG Is A Stunning New Windows Phone 7 Smartphone

The new Windows Phone 7 operating system has recently been launched, and the initial batch of smartphones sporting this innovative software includes the LG Optimus 7. This is a super stylish touchscreen smartphone which boasts a number of notable features which sets it apart from the competition.

Measuring 125x 59.8x 11.5 mm it is relatively slimline and features superb aesthetic with a minimalistic style. The front of the handset is dominated by the large 3.8 inch TFT capacitive touchscreen which can display up to 16 million colours within its pixel configuration of 480x 800. The screen is capable of supporting multi-touch input, and features both accelerometer and proximity sensors as is standard with most Smartphones these days. Thanks to the quality of the screen, image and video representation are of stunning quality offering clear crisp imagery with superb clarity of detail.

In order to store all your data and files be they music tracks, video clips, photos or downloaded apps, the handset comes with 16 GB of on board storage, which is sure to prove ample for the needs of most users, and therefore eliminates the need for a microSD slot.

Class 10 versions of both EDGE and GPRS keep the LG Optimus 7 connected to the appropriate cellular networks, whilst a speedy Internet browsing experience is assured thanks to a fast HSDPA connection of 7.2 Mbps in areas with 3G coverage. An enhanced browsing experience can be achieved however, thanks to full Wi-Fi connectivity which allows users to take advantage of the signals emitted by local wireless Internet routers. The package of connectivity features is finished off with both Bluetooth and micro USB connections which allow users to connect their handset to other compatible hardware devices whereby a number of different tasks can be carried out.

The LG Optimus 7 is equipped with a highly capable five mega pixel digital camera which operates at a pixel configuration of 2592x 1944 pixels, and comes with auto focus and an LED flash as standard. Geo-tagging is also included which allows users to keep track of where they took their photos. One of the most noteworthy features of the camera is the ability to take panoramic photographs, which automatically lines up we users should take their next photos for a seamless 360 shot. The camera also boasts the ability to shoot video footage and this is in 720p high-definition, which can be played back in HD thanks to the quality of the screen.

The Microsoft Windows Phone 7 operating system works alongside a 1GHz processor to provide a powerful platform for customisation and expansion. Being a Microsoft operating system, it comes equipped with a Microsoft Office document viewer/editor, meaning it is equally at home carrying out productivity tasks in the office, or plying music or video files thanks to the versatile internal media player.

The LG Optimus 7 is an ideal Smartphone for those looking for something different in the Smartphone market which seems to be dominated by a few models. The combination of the innovative software and stylish handset means it looks set to win over its fair share of fans.

Donnerstag, 5. Dezember 2013

How to Start Using Apps to Enhance Your Web 3.0 Marketing Activities - Web Site Design Services

Step 1: Brainstorm.

We like to take a different approach to apps. Instead of first looking at what’s out there, we brainstorm on what apps we would like to see and what those apps would do. For example: when we first did this for Twitter, we wrote down over 40 different things we wanted the app to do. Most of the things on that list came back to “easier management of tweets.”

Step 2: Search.

Use my best friend, Google, to find out if there is an app that meets the criteria you just compiled. More times than not, there will be an app that already exists.

Step 2.5: Be innovative.

If there is not an app available, read below and possibly consider building your own app. There are plenty of different developers you can hire. Utilize sites like: guru.com, elance.com and craigslist.org. There are thousands of different developers at your finger tips

Step 3: Re-evaluate.

Make sure the apps you are installing aid in one (or more) of the criteria we talked about:

Increase the relationship-building among your prospects/clients.

Aid in the experience your prospects/clients receive.

Make communication easier and more effective.

Help with the “fun factor” in your marketing.

Step 4: Follow the instructions and install the app.

Typically, you simply need to be logged in to the particular site, push a button to install the app and then turn it on or make it live.

Step 5: Don’t get app-crazy.

Don’t install hundreds of apps on your various marketing sites so all that your prospects and customers see are apps. Make sure your core information is available and easily visible. So limit the apps you use across the different sites to about five to 10, max, per site.

Step 6: Gather feedback.

Survey your network to see how they like the apps you are using and if they have any recommendations. You would be surprised by how few businesses actually use surveys to aid in their marketing. It’s a very powerful tool.

Step 7: Keep an eye out for the bigger and better.

Keep up to date with what new apps become available. I like to use Google Alerts to easily accomplish this. For example, set a Google Alert for the phrase “twitter apps,” and let the Alert app tell you when new ones have been developed. Installing and using apps, as you will see, is very straight forward. Just remember that your main purpose is serving your prospects and consumers. If you can’t identify a direct benefit to your users, skip it.

The last key area of Web apps is creating your own applications for marketing uses or to simply sell or give away. The key with giving away Web apps is to make the app something of extreme value. The more useful or (if you’re taking the other approach) fun it is, the better chance it has of going viral.

Full Article Resource: www.tazsol.com/blog/

All about Apps

A portable app is a computer program that you can take everywhere with you on a portable device and use on any Windows computer.

When your USB flash drive, portable hard drive, iPod or other portable device is plugged in a computer, you can access your software and personal data just as you would on your own PC.

It’s very safe because when you unplug the device, none of your personal data is left behind.

How to install portable apps?

Step 1: Make sure to get the "portable" or "standalone" version at every download site. Most sites clearly label it like that. Usually it's a normal file name ending with EXE, ZIP, or PAF.EXE

* EXE files run "as is", or they self-extract after you double-click them.

* ZIP files must be extracted first. Right-click the ZIP folder > "Extract All...", or double click on it if you associate archive files with something like 7-Zip.

* If the downloaded file ends with PAF.EXE, just double-click it and install it to a folder of your choice (and if you copy over the previous version of a program it even deletes the older version first).

* Other download formats usually have a special launcher (such as the downloads for LiberKey). But sometimes you choose portable as an option during installation (Foobar music player comes to mind).

Step 2: It's a good idea to create a folder for your portable apps, if you haven't already. I suggest creating a sub folder for each program within your portable folder or moving its existing folder to your portable folder (as long as they allow for relative paths; a few don't and would quit working if you move them around freely). In any case, after you get the portable app functional, you must make a shortcut to it:

* The easiest way is to create a shortcut in a portable launcher (or the portable launcher that comes with a suite of portable programs). PStart, for example, allows you to drag and drop EXE files and automatically create a shortcut in its launcher. Whereas, PortableApps Suite type launchers automatically search its PortableApps folder and add shortcuts for you after you refresh or restart the launcher (just as long as you create individual folders for all your portable apps).

* Or go to your portable apps folder, right-click on the main application for the portable app (usually it's the one with a recognizable icon and a large file size), and select "Create Shortcut" or "Send to > Desktop". Then simply right-click the shortcut and select "pin to start menu" (Vista), or drag the shortcut to the start menu.

Or upload your portable apps to an online backup site, such as Windows Live Skydrive, if you intend on using them on various computers.

What are the best portable apps?

For home and office;

OpenOffice Portable

OpenOffice software suite for productivity, including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, powerpoint presentations, graphics, and a couple math apps.


This is an excellent choice if you only need a lightweight word processor.

GnuCash Portable

If you need specialized financial software to avoid messing around with custom spreadsheet functions.

For Multimedia;


This is a general choice for a simple burner and can be made portable.

The KM Player

This is good for playing your audio and video files and CDs/DVDs. The KM Player is "easy to use and install, has splendid playback, and plays most everything without need to download extra codec packs.


Mittwoch, 4. Dezember 2013

The Blackberry Bold 9780 - The Famous Line Continues

If you are heavily involved with social networking sites, then you will like the Blackberry Bold 9780 because it includes a Social Feeds app for that purpose. Convenient storage of all your online social media/networking information so you do not have to look all over the place for it when you need it. So if you like roaming around and talking to your friends online, you can post info to them by simply logging in quickly from your phone. You can also easily view messages and updates from your contacts on these networks. With the help of apps that work with the different social sites, your Blackberry 9780 can make it simple to stay in touch with everybody. Anyone that uses the Blackberry Bold 9780 will notice how long the battery life is even if they are surfing on the Internet and uploading a great deal of information. The battery compares favorably with just about all other smart phones, and you get up to 6 hours of talk time, and 36 hours of music playback. Always be careful when you read reviews about battery life. No matter what review you read about a smartphone, battery life is always the number one complaint. Many of these reviews must be taken with a grain of salt because sometimes they are emotionally motivated and not representative of the battery. The Blackberry Bold 9780 actually does have a very good battery which is something that many smartphones cannot boast.

The Blackberry 9780 is a very well-designed smartphone which may only pose some usability issues for those that are new to this product. Smartphone users will testify that their initial experience with their phone was probably not an easy one. All of these phones come with very comprehensive instructions to help you learn how to use any product by RIM. There are complete tutorials on how to get the most out of the Blackberry and the 6.1 operating system that this model uses. There is a small learning curve that you will have to experience, yet once you have done the tutorials, you will be good to go. People that watch the training vids and read the manual typically are able to use their phones in no time at all.

Is the Blackberry Bold 9780 the right smart phone for you? The Blackberry Bold is beloved my many people but is it really the right choice for you? Only you can decide. People who need to stay in touch with many contacts, whether for business or social reasons, often find Blackberries to be the most convenient devices to use. Your next step should be to locate a Blackberry distributor and take the Blackberry Bold for a test drive.

Dienstag, 3. Dezember 2013

The HTC Wildfire Is An Affordable Handset

Few people today are unfamiliar with HTC's sudden and monumental explosion onto the mobile phone industry, overshadowing veteran and new phone companies alike with never-before-seen features and capabilities.

And with the introduction of the mobile operating system android, phones such as the HTC Wildfire have gained even newer ground, effectively becoming a predator in the mobile phone industry. Voice controls, Google Earth, interactive e-mail, Facebook and Twitter updates conjoining with one's contact list, live weather updates -- it's all there, and the enjoyment factor is limitless.

Advantages Of The HTC Wildfire:

(1) Voice controls: The ease of using one's voice to control one's mobile phone is something demanded by almost every user, and the HTC Wildfire delivers this feature impressively. Users can call friends, send text messages, find contacts, or navigate through the phone all with the mere use of his or her voice.

(2) Multiple homescreens: Since the inception of apple's iPhone series, mobile phone users have been asking for more and more homescreens, each with customization and different functionality. With the Wildfire's seven homescreens, consumers will be more than pleased with the vast amounts of customization options, apps, widgets, and general ease-of-use.

(3) Live weather and news apps: No longer do mobile phone users have to peruse the Internet for news and news pieces: the HTC Wildfire keeps users updated constantly on world and local events, something never-before-seen in a 'budget' smartphone. This feature alone will appeal to countless numbers of mobile phone users.

(4) Multiple email accounts simultaneously: The days of logging in and out of several different e-mail accounts are long gone. With the android mobile operating system, users can have two, even three accounts feeding into your inbox at once, something business owners and marketers and advertisers will undoubtedly swoon over.

(5) Friend Stream: Before the introduction of the HTC Wildfire, users were required to open up Facebook and Twitter separately in order to read updates and tweets. With the Wildfire's exclusive Friend Stream, this is no longer necessary, allowing a mobile phone user to easily scroll through his or her contacts list and have updates from both popular social networking sites linked with the appropriated person in the list.

(6) App launcher: Reminiscent of Apple's iPhone mobile operating system, the Wildfire's Android operating system allows a user to view all of his or her apps in one seamless menu, easily flowing back and forth while a user scrolls through long lists.

----In Retrospect

In retrospect, the HTC Wildfire is an Android powerhouse, with many features to please even the most demanding of mobile phone users. With live weather and news updates, seamless app presentability and launch capability, multiple and congruent e-mail accounts, and an exclusive Friend Stream which updates users on every contact listees' Facebook and Twitter updates, this smartphone will no doubt remain a heavy contender in the mobile phone arena for some time, rivalling more expensive and elaborate phones the likes of the popular Apple iPhone series and the HTC Google Nexus One.

Sonntag, 1. Dezember 2013

50 Reasons Why You Will Never Be Bored With An iPhone!

It's simply not possible to be bored with an iPhone in your pocket! Here are my top 50 reasons why!

1. Listen to radio with apps like Wunder radio or your own iPod music

2. Take some arty photos and manipulate with camera bag (or similar apps) upload them to a blog or your flickr account or email/txt to friends

3. Explore the planet with Google earth - decide where you'd like to visit

4. Start a diary and add photos or text entrys with Momento

5. Check the web for jokes and text someone them to make them smile!

6. Write a poem, story or even a novel novel with docs to go

7. Start an online blog with a free Google blogger account or Wordpress and blog from your iPhone with blogpress app or Wordpress for iphone

8. Get a free Tumblr account (a bit like twitter but with photos, quotes etc) and post to it from your iPhone with tumblr app

9. Use a delicious app to organise and sort your online web bookmarks

10. Chat with an instant messenger application

11. Watch live TV for free on your iphone with TV catchup (both on 3G or wifi) or BBC iplayer (wifi only)

12. Get social with any of the numerous social media apps - facebook, myspace, Bebo etc etc

13. Check and sort your emails

14. Check through your contacts for missing details like birthdays etc

15. Play 'hot or not' and rate guys or girls pictures with the hot or not app

16. If your single try a dating app like speed dating you might just find iPhone love (make sure they have an iPhone too lol)

17. Organise time with informant or other todo apps

18. Look up local events, exhibitions, theatre and bands etc with Ents24

19. Look up latest movies on flixster and decide what you'll watch on your next outing!

20. Get the eBay and Amazon apps and do a bit of bargain hunting!

21. Enter online competitions with safari

22. Get the brushes app (or similar apps here) and try your hand at some iPhone art

23. Listen to an audio book with audiobooks app

24. Read one of thousands of classic books with a free ebook reader such as stanza etc

25. Read a classic book in style with 3D bookshelf or classics app

26. Get hypnosis app and try a self Hypnosis session (giving up smoking, loosing weight, confidence etc etc)

27. Using a binaural beat app like AmbiSci try a meditation session for iPhone enlightenment!

28. Stressed? Relax with silent island or similar audio relaxation apps

29. Look up quotes or photos to blog or text to friends with Timewaster app

30. Watch the latest top YouTube clips

31. Watch livecams webcams from around the world - a real voyeuristic guilty pleasure

32. Read up and study with any of the educational apps like Art (take the Art quiz in the app)

33. Send someone a REAL postcard with postino app (it will also send ecards)

34. Go for a walk, cycle or a run with GPS Motion X and upload your progress to Google earth

35. Decide if your psychic or hone your paranormal skills with the ESP trainer

36. Get the latest news with Zeitgheist

37. Read a magazine app

38. Read a newspaper like Metro

39. Read a comic with comixology

40. Message a stranger with apps like Zen jar or distant shore!

41. Play with virtual pets like koi pond, iQuarium or My reef 3D etc - dont forget to feed em!

42. Start a zen garden with zen garden

43. Play one of the thousands of games -from classics like packman and Tetris to Doom or Assasins Creed or any of the games designed for the iPhone like finger physics

44. Find someone to show off your latest apps to!

45. Play a practical joke with fluid or volt apps (take a screen shot of your iphone screen and set it as background in the apps)

46. Find a social movement to get involved in with the Causes app

47. Use itunes to download a movie or TV show (or whole series)

48. Book a flight and accommodation with the free Kayak app

49. Bored of your current iphone apps? Get the free Pandorabox app and find some new ones

50. Simply marvel at the amazing bit of kit that puts so much into the palm of your hand!

Phew! Of course this list is in no way exhaustive and as the iPhone is such a flexible platform you are only limited by your imagination!

But remember you'll never be bored again!