Tuesday, June 17, 2014

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Samsung Galaxy S6: What We Want To See

It's never too early to speculate wildly about the next smartphone in Samsung's Galaxy S series. The Galaxy S5 was definitely a step up from the S4, but we can't shake the feeling that everyone's favourite South Korean manufacturer (sorry LG) is resting on its laurels.
Come on Samsung, market domination should be about more than outspending your rivals on advertising, get back in the game and kick it up a gear!
Thankfully, the early buzz around the Samsung Galaxy S6 is promising. We can theorise for example that a QHD screen is likely, given that LG has brought them to the mainstream in the LG G3.
In fact there's a small chance that Samsung might even go further than that and equip the Galaxy S6 with a 3840 x 2160 UHD display, as the company has previously said that it wants to have UHD screens on smartphones by 2015.
We may also be in for a 64-bit processor, as the Nexus 8 is rumoured to come with one, which suggests Google is going to bring 64-bit support to Android. That in turn could mean more RAM, though we can't see it going above the 32-bit limit of 4GB.
As for the processor, our best guess at the moment is that it will feature one of Qualcomm's new high end chips, the Snapdragon 808 or the Snapdragon 810, both of which are 64-bit enabled and expected to arrive in devices during the first half of 2015.
Of course all of this is just speculation and we don't have to strain our grey matter too much to dream up a wish list of other improvements we'd like to see in the Galaxy S6, given the relatively muted response the current S5 met, so if you're reading this Samsung, please take note...

Samsung Galaxy F

Wait... what? The Samsung Galaxy F? If the rumor mill is to be believed before we get any sign of the Galaxy S6 we will be treated to an updated version of the S5, which was initially going by S5 Prime, but now looks like it will be called the Samsung Galaxy F.
If the various leaks and sources are correct the Galaxy F will arrive with a premium metal chassis to bring it in line with the build quality of the Sony Xperia Z2 and HTC One M8.
Reports suggest the Galaxy F will also sport a 2560 x 1440 QHD display (something we've seen on the LG G3), quad-core Snapdragon 805 processor, 3GB RAM and a hearty 3000mAh battery.
Apparently the Galaxy F's release date is tipped for June, although we haven't heard anything official from Samsung itself and a September launch is now looking more likely.

A better body

It would be fair to say that the dimpled back panel on the S5 wasn't universally well received. Everyone has been crying out for a new design in the Galaxy S series for a while now, but Samsung isn't listening.
An S6 with a metal unibody and a premium feel would be a potential crowd pleaser. If a redesign is on the cards, why not take it further and go for a new form factor? A new premium profile could refresh the range and make it feel special again.
SAmsung Galaxy S6
Given that the Samsung Galaxy F is rumoured to have a premium chassis it's entirely possible that the Galaxy S6 will too.

A 2K display

No one is impressed by 1080p anymore, not when 4K TVs are in the shops and we've already heard that Samsung's working on 2K and 4K displays for smartphones. We wouldn't have been surprised to see a 2560 x 1440 pixel resolution on the S5, but it seems QHD displays are not ready for prime time just yet.
Anything less than a 2K display in the S6 will be a bit of a disappointment given that the LG G3 has a 2K screen. Just make sure it doesn't hurt the battery while you're at it, Samsung.
Hey, we're not here to solve these issues - that's for your fancy R&D labs.

A 64-bit processor

Perhaps the lack of a 64-bit processor in the S5 was an acknowledgement that there aren't many advantages yet, or maybe it was a statement about not copying Apple.
In any case, regardless of benefits perceived and real, 64 is a bigger number than 32 so it must be better, and if our friend's iPhone has one, if you don't put one in the S6 we're not buying it.
While you're there, for heaven's sake add more RAM – 2GB is not enough to satisfy the modern day demands of multi-tasking, especially if you're going for a 64-bit chip.

A flexible design

Remember that Sky advert where the guy folds his phone out to tablet size? That would be a real slice of fried gold and we've heard Samsung has a folding prototype already. Failing that, a squidgy, bendy phone that can take all sorts of damage and return to its original shape unblemished would be nice.
Squeezy controls could bring a fresh tactile element to smartphone ownership. At the very least we expect flexibility to deliver greater durability and new potential shapes, but it has got to be better than the Samsung Galaxy Round.
Bendy screen
A bendy screen is a prime candidate for abuse

A bigger battery

We can hold the sum total of humanity's achievements in one hand, accessing all of our scientific knowledge, and our greatest works of art, but only for a few hours at a time. Why are mobile phone batteries still so crap?
We need bigger batteries, more efficient power management, and faster wireless charging. The 2,800mAh battery in the S5 might be a slight step up from its predecessor, but it has an extra 0.1 of an inch of screen to power. You're treading water, Samsung. Free us from the daily charge.

An end to bloatware

Bloatware
No one wants a Samsung-branded app that does exactly the same thing as an existing Google app, only worse. We also expect a device listed as 16GB to have more than 10GB free. The days where Android was rough and ready and Touchwiz really added value are gone.
Stock Android is smooth and delicious, KitKat needs no embellishment. It's time to tone it down a little. By all means stick S Health on there as an optional extra, but please let us uninstall the S apps we don't want and ditch the superfluous doubles.
There is some good news here, as a top Samsung exec has been quoted as saying the firm is looking to ditch the Samsung Hub suite, sparking talk of the end of bloatware heavy smartphones. We can but hope.

A decent pair of stereo speakers

Sadly there's just one speaker on the S5. We don't want to have to wear headphones or hook up speakers all the time. It's a mobile device. The HTC One clearly demonstrated the benefits of dual front-facing speakers. Sony heard it, because the Z2 has them too.
Screens are big enough to watch movies with friends now. How about bringing that sound quality up to scratch? A good set of stereo speakers in the S6 would be welcomed by everyone.

A DAB chip

Wi-Fi isn't always available and mobile data can be costly, so streaming tunes from the cloud or internet radio can be tricky and prohibitively expensive. FM radio seems to be rapidly disappearing from mobile devices and the quality is pretty patchy anyway.
Isn't it about time digital radio made it into smartphones? Access to high quality stations without the fiddling or the network connection would open up a world of music, sport, and talk. DAB chips are coming to smartphonesand we'd love to see one in the Galaxy S6.

Always listening

The Moto X was a mixed bag, but it's undeniably cool to be able to talk to your phone and have it blink to life. Google continues to improve Now and add more functionality. If the Galaxy S6 was always listening, we'd get more value out of it.
Voice recognition is improving fast. Given that our smartphones are starting to connect to wearables, home electronics, and cars, the ability to issue voice commands brings us a step closer to the futuristic utopia we've all been dreaming about.
Google Now
We want more functionality and we want it NOW

A new UX

We already suggested that Touchwiz is no longer adding much value to stock Android, but that doesn't mean it couldn't. A radical rethink of the stagnant UX could wash away childish fonts and pointless features to deliver something fresh and stylish.
Samsung must have bags of data on how we interact with our smartphones and a cursory glance at popular launchers reveals a world of possibilities. Be bold Samsung, offer us something new and exciting! As long as it isn't a candy-fuelled, garish, neon nightmare, we'll give it a try.

Monday, June 16, 2014

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Microsoft Surface

Microsoft Surface (codename Milan) is a multi-touch product that responds to natural hand gestures and real-world objects, helping people interact with digital content in a simple and intuitive way. Leave the mouse and keyboard behind. Surface lets you grab digital content with your hands and move information with simple gestures and touches.

It has a 360-degree user interface, a 30-inch reflective surface with a XGA DLP projector underneath the surface which projects an image onto its underside, while five cameras in the machine’s housing record reflections of infrared light from objects and human fingertips on the surface. The surface is capable of object recognition, object/finger orientation recognition and tracking, and is multi-touch and is multi-user. Users can interact with the machine by touching or dragging their fingertips and objects such as paintbrushes across the screen, or by placing and moving placed objects. This paradigm of interaction with computers is known as a natural user interface (NUI).

Features:1- Direct interaction refers to the user’s ability to simply reach out and touch the interface of an application in order to interact with it, without the need for a mouse or keyboard. Multi-touch contact refers to the ability to have multiple contact points with an interface, unlike with a mouse, where there is only one cursor.
2- The technology allows non-digital objects to be used as input devices. In one example, a normal paint brush was used to create a digital painting in the software.
3- A unique feature that comes pre-installed with Surface is the pond effect “Attract” application. Simply, it is a “picture” of water with leaves and rocks within it (a lot like a screen saver used in Windows XP or Vista). By touching the screen, users can create ripples in the water, much like a real stream. Additionally, the pressure of touch alters the size of the ripple created, and objects placed into the water create a barrier that ripples bounce off, just as they would in real life.

Video URL : https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=0b8sHd5BKRs
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Prevent Viewers To Access The Right Click On Your Blog.

1. Login to your blogger account
2. Click on Design > Edit HTML
3. Search for <head>
4. Paste this code just below it:

<script language='Javascript'>
function mycontextmenu() {
alert('Sorry, right-click has been disabled');
return false;
}
document.oncontextmenu = mycontextmenu;
</script>
5. Save your template and visit your blog. You’ll only find out that right click is totally disable.
6. This is optional but you can change the characters in red to your personal text. This is the message that’ll be displayed instead of context menu.
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Tuesday, June 10, 2014

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Five Fingered Mouse


If you are one of those who love unusual gadgets, the five fingered mouse would not fail to grip your attention. Named Amenbo by Double Research and Development Company, this device is quite dramatic and interesting. With a device fixed for resting the palm along with five mice fixed with wire ribbons for fingers, you would enjoy working on your laptop/computer now. The interesting device is not just a candy for eyes but also provides comfort to the user.
Apart from comfort, Amenbo offers comfortable time at the 3D space which is missing with the regular mouse with limited 2D functionality. The company claims this mouse to be apt for gamers
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5 Hot Keyboard Apps For Android



It's an all too familiar scenario: You went ahead and bought a shiny new Android smartphone, but now, you realise that-having used physical keyboards all this while-you're finding it rather tough to adjust to typing on a touch screen.


Add to that the fact that most smart phones running the Google OS don't come pre-installed with the best touch-typing software. But have no fear; help is at hand in the form of myriad alternatives. Check each one out to see what's right for you.



Swype

It's no guarantee, but there's more than a fair chance that your Android phone comes pre-installed with two types of virtual keyboards - the normal Qwerty and SWYPE. (Go to Settings > Locale and Text.



Alternatively, Settings > Language and keyboard). Activate SWYPE and you're ready to go... Now, unlike the traditional poke-to-type keypads, this software lets you input text by merely gliding along the alphabets of a word - this, without you having to lift your finger.



For example, to write MUMBAI, place your finger on M and then glide it over each of the subsequent alphabets U-M-B-A-I. Of course, sliding your fingers over your touchscreen keyboard will mean that you touch many unwanted alphabets, but SWYPE's inbuilt algorithm is intuitive enough to discard the rest and only use the letters you intended.



Type a new word, and you have the option to add it to your dictionary list so it readily appears the next time you input it. Oh, and just in case your phone doesn't come with SWYPE, you can get it for free at swype.com.



TouchPal
It is similar to SWYPE, but has a few tricks of its own that may turn out to be exactly what you were looking for in your virtual keyboard. For example, it lets you blind type on your touchscreen after you have gotten used to the keypad layout.



It does this by more or less 

learning

 your input patterns. It also studies the curves as you glide along the keypad to predict the words that you want to type. Seriously, though, these features must be seen to be believed. Touch Pal also supports some unique gestures - swipe up to input a number and swipe down for a special character.


And one can even cut, copy and paste from the keyboard itself. Currently, it is free for use as part of public beta. Check it out at www.cootek.com.



ICS Keyboard
In 2010, a company called BlindType demonstrated superb text-prediction software that worked with Android. But before the company could release its product, it was snapped up by Google. Now, some of that technology has made its way to the keyboard in IceCream Sandwich - the latest version of Android.



Well-meaning hackers have taken this keyboard out from ICS and put it up on Android Market for people using older versions of the Google OS. Features in the free version of ICSK include multi-touch, built-in dictionary, configurable auto correction, speech to text (select languages only), custom vibration intensity (haptic feedback), long press "Enter" key to bring up smiley alternatives and even long press on the "/" key in URL mode to bring up domains.



Swift Key X
The more you use it, the more Swift Key X adapts to your typing style to present to you eerily accurate word predictions. Reviews across the inter webs, including user polls, have awarded it glowing epithets, including the keyboard for "fat-finger typists", "the virtual keyboard Google would be crazy not to acquire" and it even makes it to various lists of essential apps for Android.



The downside? Swift Key X is free for use for just one month, after which you will have to shell out Rs 205 to use it further. Still, one month should be enough to figure out if it is indeed the keyboard for you.



Go Keyboard
This free app on the Android Market is easily one of the best-looking keyboards for the Google OS. In fact, users can choose between various themes that are available for download. Other features include auto-correct as you type, multi-point touch keyboard, support for slide input. And if you are someone who likes to personalize their apps, you will love the customization options-position of various keys, size, smiley and so on-that Go Keyboard offers.