Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Google tells Gmail customers don't expect email privacy

PEOPLE using Google's email service should not expect privacy, the internet giant is arguing.
Its lawyers said anyone communicating via Gmail had no right to complain if the company used the contents for targeted adverts.

It was like someone sending a letter and a business colleague opening it for them, they argued in court.
Google makes around $42 billion a year, mostly from advertising. A class-action lawsuit, filed in a district court in San Jose, California, accuses Google of breaching wire-tapping laws by scanning emails sent to Gmail and using the details to dictate advertising.

In a bid to dismiss the case, which is ongoing, Google said 'a person has no legitimate expectation of privacy when turning over information voluntarily to third parties'.

Google said: "Just as a sender of a letter to a business colleague cannot be surprised that the recipient's assistant opens the letter, people who use web-based email cannot be surprised if their emails are processed by the recipient's (email provider)."

John Simpson, of US campaign group Consumer Watchdog, said the analogy was "wrongheaded", adding: "Sending an email is like giving a letter to the Post Office. I expect the Post Office to deliver the letter based on the address. I don't expect the postman to open my letter and read it."

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Smartphones Overtake Feature Phone Sales

435 million cellphones were sold worldwide in the 2nd quarter of 2013 and 225 million of them are smartphones, which would represent a massive increase of 46.5% year on year. The 210 million are the feature phones category that experienced a 21% drop in total sales, when compared with the same period in 2012.

Google’s Android mobile operating system does seem to dominate majority of the world’s smartphone market share, taking a 79% chunk, and Samsung is unsurprisingly the main driver behind this figure after moving a whopping 71 million devices in total throughout Q2 2012. While Apple’s iPhone sales have increased to 31.9 million units, it saw its worldwide share shrink to 14.2% from 18.8% during the previous year’s corresponding quarter. When do you think that the last feature phone will roll out from a factory somewhere in this world? I suppose as long as the most basic smartphone remains more expensive than a basic feature phone, there will always be a market for the latter.

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Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Free Android Apps

Seesmic, the application specific twitter user, you can update the latest tweets and create the latest tweets through this application. 

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Foursquare, a kind of map to show the location, as well as google map

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Tweetdeck, another application for twitter users and one of the most widely used.

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Androidify, create an avatar with a shape similar to the android mascot, just use this one application.

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Thursday, March 21, 2013

Best Affordable Tablets

 Tablets are really popular now since you can bring it anywhere, play games, access the internet, do your home work, watch video, or watch shows on it. Branded tablets are very expensive and not everyone can afford it. Check out the budget Tablets listed by Techradar:

Acer Iconia Tab A510
Acer Iconia Tab A510

Acer Iconia Tab A510

Price start from £282, operating system is Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. platform quad-core Tegra 3, and fastest when used

Amazon Kindle Fire HD
Amazon Kindle Fire HD

Amazon Kindle Fire HD

prices start from £159, operating system Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, comes with a quad-core processor and is also available 16GB and 32 GB versions, of course, for the 32GB version you need additional cost.
Google Nexus 7
Google Nexus 7
Google Nexus 7

Prices start from £159  operating system Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, Using quad-core processor 12-core GPU, 7-inch HD screen.
iPad Mini
iPad Mini
iPad Mini

Prices start from £269, the operating system iOS 6. Mini iPad is one of Apple products and the claim is the best tablet ever made by Apple.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9
Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9

Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9

Prices start from £249.99 operating system Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. 8.9-inch screen that is lighter and thinner.

Sony Tablet S
Sony Tablet S
Sony Tablet S

Prices start at around £239.95  operating system Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Ability to access the Playstation Game.
Toshiba AT200
Toshiba AT200
Toshiba AT200

Priced start from £219.99 operating system Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. One of the world's thinnest and weighs only 535 grams.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Samsung Galaxy S4 vs Sony Xperia Z

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Sony Xperia Z
Sony Xperia Z: Key specs and features

The Sony Xperia Z may be a flat rectangle, but what a flat rectangle it is. Clad on front and back by extra-tough Dragontrail glass the phone has a premium feel while looking classy with panelled detailing on the sides and snazzy embedded silver buttons. The Xperia Z is also waterproof and has IP57 certification.

The screen bezel is very narrow and the edges have a chiselled shape. The display itself is a 5-inch LCD with a 1920x1080 pixel Full HD resolution at 443 pixels-per-inch (ppi). This delivers fantastic brightness and pure whites, while Sony’s Mobile Bravia Engine 2 creates punchy colours and OptiContrast technology ensures everything pops.

Watching video on this thing is unreal, it’s rather a lot like glass-less 3D even though there’s not a whiff of 3D tech involved. This is easily one of the best displays around alongside the HTC One.

Power comes from a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor along with 2GB of RAM and an Adreno 320 GPU.

While newer chips are starting to take over, this particular model is still a recent one and remains competitive in the current market. It’ll deftly handle Android’s interface and multitasking as well as any apps or games you care to try on the Google Play store.

Samsung Galaxy S4,Sony Xperia Z, smartphones,
Samsung Galaxy S4
Samsung Galaxy S4: Key specs and features

The processing power inside Samsung’s Galaxy S4 represents the next wave of mobile hardware as it’s based on ARM’s Cortex-A15 architecture as well as its big.Little technology. It’s the Exynos 5 Octa eight-core chip, which buddies up a 1.6GHz Cortex-A15 quad-core cluster.

This allows the chip to optimise high-end speed against low-end battery efficiency depending on the tasks at hand and should result in quicker performance than its rival as well as longer life on a single charge. Samsung’s setup also sports a PowerVR SGX544MP3 tri-core GPU and 2GB of RAM.

Another key component of prolonging battery life is the new display technology – it’s called Green PHOLED and is up to 33 per cent more efficient than conventional AMOLED at no cost to image quality.

The 5-inch panel has a Full HD 1920x1080 pixel resolution of 441ppi. Visuals are crisp and colourful with great contrast and it’s a neat display for consuming multimedia.

Storage space is reasonably plentiful with options for either 16GB, 32GB or 64GB of onboard capacity plus expandability via microSD cards by up to 64GB.

You’ve also got Android 4.2.2, the most up-to-date Android build available with all of its slick optimisation and reliable performance upgrades.

With a 2,600mAh battery, things will keep going for a long time - well - much longer than on the Sony Xperia Z anyway.

Who wins:

The Xperia Z is a brilliant phone and we’ve rarely encountered a display that’s this rich, however, there are trade offs.

The battery life is not particularly good and the device only has 16GB of onboard storage. There is the option of expanding this by microSD by up to 32GB, but here the Galaxy S4 has an advantage with 16GB, 32GB or 64GB of internal capacity plus card capability up to 64GB.

The Galaxy S4 still offers a fantastic display which is much kinder to your power consumption, but it backs this up with a faster processor which is also not as hard on the battery.

Xperia Z certainly beats the Galaxy S4 on visual design and build quality.

If you can live with having to charge your battery from time to time and you’re looking for a pretty yet portable media viewer with an awesome display, the Xperia Z may be for you. Otherwise, for a well-rounded smartphone, the Galaxy S4 seems like a better choice.

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Samsung Galaxy S4 vs iPhone 5

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Samsung Galaxy S4, Galaxy S III, android, smartphones

Samsung Galaxy S4 has a bigger screen size which is easier and convenient to use and has gesture control.

Here is a side-by-side comparison between the two:

Specs Galaxy S4 iPhone 5
Screen size 5in full HD Super AMOLED 4in IPS LCD
Resolution 1,920 x 1,080 pixels, 441ppi (pixels per inch) 1,136 x 640 pixels, 326ppi
Thickness 7.9mm 7.6mm
Processor 1.9GHz quad-core Snapdragon Fusion Pro; or proprietary 1.6GHz octa-core Exynos 5 Octa Proprietary A6
Camera (rear/front) 13-megapixel/2-megapixel 8-megapixel/1.2-megapixel
Video recording 1,080p HD video 1,080p HD video/30fps
Weight 130g 112g
Platform Android (Jelly Bean) iOS6
Capacity 16GB, 32GB, 64GB 16GB, 32GB, 64GB
Expandable memory Up to 64GB No
4G LTE Yes Yes
NFC Yes No
Battery life 2,600mAh 8 hrs talk time/Standby 225 hours
Launch date April 26, 2013 September 12, 2012

Samsung Galaxy S4 is slimmer yet larger than its predecessor - it has a 5in screen with an incredible full HD (1,920 x 1,080-pixels) display. The Galaxy S III has a 4.8in screen.

IT also has a 13-megapixel on the back and for video calls it has a 2-megapixel camera on the front. Apart from that it will come with a host of features, including Air Gestures which will allows users to browse content, change music and reject or answer calls with just a wave of their hand.