Apple launches new OS X Yosemite for Macbooks, iMacs at WWDC 2014

OS X Yosemite new OS for iMac and Macbook

OS X Yosemite new OS for iMac and Macbook

Apple launched the version of OS X 10.10 Yosemite at Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference 2014 with a list of brand new features as compared to earlier version release OS X Mavericks.

OS X Yosemite new UI

OS X Yosemite new UI

The new features include translucent backgrounds for app windows, better typography, new design elements for close, minimize and maximize. Also new look for iCalendar, iMessage, iPhoto Library, Safari browser and host of other apps. App icons have a clean, consistent design and an updated system font improves readability.

OS X Mavericks vs OS X Yosemite

OS X Mavericks vs OS X Yosemite

Have a look at the comparison of how the user interface looks like in OS X Mavericks and the new OS X Yosemite. You will notice significant changes to how apps are display and also check the new design of Trash can, its translucent too and you can see the files dumped inside as well.

Safari Browser for OS X Yosemite

Safari Browser for OS X Yosemite

OS X Yosemite brings new updates to Safari Browser with Spotlight integrated and host of other features where you can view all tabs at once. You can also move through tab windows but moving your mouse left to right on tabs. Safari groups similar tabs and displays them in a grid format, stay tuned for more information on Safari browser.

OS X iCloud Drive for Mac, iOS users

OS X iCloud Drive for Mac, iOS users

OS X Yosemite brings new cloud storage app by Apple called iCloud Drive that stores all kind of files quite to Google Drive. You can organize files by type, size and date and it can accessed across devices like iPhone, iPad, Mac and even a Windows PC.  iCloud Drive brings tags and Spotlight to drive for easy search.

OS X Yosemite notifications tab

OS X Yosemite notifications tabs

OS X Yosemite brings new  Today view in Notification center where you can view widgets for  Calendar, Weather, Stocks, Reminders, World Clock and social networks. You can download additional apps from Mac App store and add to notifications center.

OS X Yosemite Spotlight

OS X Yosemite Spotlight

The new Spotlight feature in OS X Yosemite brings search to desktop with categories of results, you can view rich suggestions from Wikipedia, Maps, Bing, App Store, iTunes Store®, iBooks Store™, top websites, news and movie showtimes.

OS X Yosemite App Design

OS X Yosemite App Design

OS X Yosemite brings changes in design to iCalendar, Map and iMessage with translucent backgrounds, cleaner user interface and better features.

OS X Yosemite Calls & SMS

OS X Yosemite Calls & SMS

OS X Yosemite brings features of Calls and SMS to Mac where you can view messages via iOS and Mac and even reply to messages from Mac and make or receive iPhone calls using your Mac as a speakerphone.

 

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Google launches the new Nexus 5 with latest Android OS 4.4 KitKat

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Hey Friends, the new LG Nexus 5 and Android 4.4 KitKat are finally launched by Google. The Nexus 5 starts selling at price of $349 for 16GB model.

Good news Indian fans, the Nexus 5 shows up on Google Play Store India with 16 GB model priced at Rs. 28,999 and 32GB priced at Rs. 32,999.

Also the New Android 4.4 KitKat is out and comes with the Nexus 5 device. It will also be  soon be available on Nexus 4, 7, 10, the Samsung Galaxy S4 and HTC One Google Play edition devices in the coming weeks.

Nexus 5

For Android KitKat, Google partnered with LG to develop Nexus 5 that is the slimmest and fastest Nexus phone ever made . Nexus 5 comes with 5 inch Full HD display & 8MP camera with Optical Image Stabilization.

Nexus 5 also keeps you connected at blazing speeds with 4G/LTE and ultra fast wifi. The advanced new lens on Nexus 5 captures more light for brighter night and sharper action shots.

Features

  1. Display – 5 inch Full HD IPS display, resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels at 445 ppi
  2. Processor – Qualcomm SnapDragon 800, 2.3 Ghz & 2GB RAM
  3. GPU – Adreno 330, 450 Mhz
  4. OS –  Android OS 4.4 KitKat
  5. Camera – 1.3MP front facing & 8MP rear camera with Optical Image Stabilization(OIS)
  6. Battery – 2,300 mAh, talktime upto 17 hours, Standby time up to 300 hours, 8.5 hours internet on WiFi
  7. Weight – 130g
  8. Connectivity – NFC (Android Beam), Bluetooth 4.0 LE, Dual- band Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
  9. Audio – Built in Speaker, 3.5 mm stereo audio connector
  10. Memory – 32 GB & 16GB models, not expandable
  11. Ports – Micro USb, SlimPort enabled, 3.5mm Stereo Audio Jack,  Dual Microphones
  12. Sensors – Accelerometer, Compass, GPS, Proximity/Ambient Light, Gyroscope, Pressure, Hall Effect
  13. Network – 2G/3G/4G LTE

Nexus 5 is available today, unlocked and without a contract, on Google Play in the U.S., Canada, U.K., Australia, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Japan and Korea (and coming soon to India), starting at $349. Just in the time for the holidays, Nexus 5 will be available soon at the following retailers: Sprint, T-Mobile, Amazon, Best Buy and RadioShack

Nexus 5 is available in two colors – Black  & White.

Check out the official video of the LG Nexus 5

Hey friends, Good news we bring to you, Google launches new Nexus 5 by LG and the latest Android OS 4.4 KitKat, we are going to write about the features of Nexus 5 and also Android 4.4 KitKat.

In the video, you will see the features of the Nexus 5 camera.

  1. It comes with 1MP front camera, pretty low as compared to other models and 8MP rear camera with Optical Image Stabilization (OIS).
  2. The new HDR+ mode snaps a rapid burst of photos and combines them to give you the best possible shot. Daytime shots are vivid with clean shadows, and night time shots are sharp with less noise.
  3. It comes with Photo Sphere, so you can create the effect of an immersive 360° view that no traditional camera can match. When you capture the full scene, you share the full story.

The Nexus starts selling at price of $349 for 16GB model.

LG Nexus 5

LG Nexus 5

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Lava International launches the new Lava IRIS 506Q in India

Lava International announces the launch of yet another smartphone, the Lava IRIS 506Q in India for price of Rs. 11,700 approx.

Lava IRIS 506Q

Lava IRIS 506Q Front

Powered by 1.2Ghz Quad core processor and latest Android 4.2 Jelly Bean OS provides the user with exceptional performance for enhanced multitasking and connectivity.

The handset is 3G enabled, also has Bluetooth v 3.0 & WiFi connectivity and also features Light, Proximity, Magnification and G sensor. It also supports localized services including Navigation powered by GPS/A-GPS.

It sports a 5MP rear camera with Autofocus & built in flash that provides multiple camera options including panorama mode, smile detection to capture stunning photographs and a 0.3 MP front camera for 3G video calling.

The IRIS 506Q offers a great viewing experience with its 5 inch QHD IPS screen with OGS display technology. The smartphone supports expandable memory of up to 32 GB and it has a battery life of 2000 mAh.

The IRIS 506Q  is FOTA upgradable which helps to update the handset’s software ‘over the air’, without connection to a PC or any other device.

Lava IRIS 506Q Back

Lava IRIS 506Q Back

Key specifications

  1. Display – 5” QHD Screen with OGS technology with 16M ‘True’ Colors
  2. Processor – 1.2Ghz Quad core processor & 512 MB RAM
  3. OS – Android 4.2 Jelly Bean
  4. Camera – 5MP rear camera with Autofocus & 0.3MP front camera for video calls
  5. Battery – 2000mAh
  6. Connectivity – 3g, WiFi, Bluetooth v 3.0, GPS/ A-GPS
  7. Memory – 4GB internal and expandable upto 32GB
  8. Network – GSM 900/1800 UMTS/HSPA/HSPA+ 2100 with Downlink Speeds upto 21 Mbps
  9. Gesture Control enabled

Overall good features for the price, it is available online on Snapdeal, Flipkart.

Samsung announces the Galaxy Mega, a 6.3″ or 5.8″ monster Android smartphone

Samsung Electronics unveiled its largest Android smartphone till date, the Samsung Galaxy MEGA with 5.8 inch and 6.3 inch touchscreen display phones due to launch in May.

Both the models run on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and powered by Dual Core processors.

Features to look forward to –

Galaxy Mega 5.8

GALAXY Mega with 5.8 inch Display

GALAXY Mega with 5.8 inch Display

  1. Processor -1.4GHz Dual Core AP & 1.5 GB RAM
  2. Camera – 8 megapixel (rear) & 1.9 megapixel (front) camera
  3. Display – 5.8-inch (147mm) QHD TFT
  4. Memory – 8 GB Internal & external via MicroSD upto 64GB
  5. Connectivity – Wi-Fi a/b/g/n, WiFi Direct, BT 4.0(BLE), USB 2.0 H/S , GPS+GLONASS
  6. Battery – Standard battery, Li-ion 2,600 mAh
  7. OS – Android 4.2 Jelly Bean

 

Galaxy Mega 6.3

Galaxy Mega with 6.3 inch display

Galaxy Mega with 6.3 inch display

  1. Processor -1.7 GHz Dual Core AP & 1.5 GB RAM
  2. Camera – 8 megapixel (rear) & 1.9 megapixel (front) camera
  3. Display – 6.3-inch (159.7mm) HD TFT
  4. Memory – 8/16 GB Internal & external via MicroSD upto 64GB
  5. Connectivity – Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac, WiFi Direct, BT 4.0(BLE), USB 2.0 H/S , GPS+GLONASS, NFC, MHL
  6. Battery –  Standard battery, Li-ion 3,200 mAh
  7. OS – Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean)

Common Features –

  • Google Mobile Services include –
    Google Search, Google Maps, Gmail, Google LatitudeGoogle Play Store, Google Plus, YouTube, Google Talk, Google Places, Google Navigation, Google Downloads, Voice Search
  • Camera Features – Beauty Face, Best Photo, Best Face, Drama, Rich Tone (High Dynamic Range), Sound & Shot, Sports

In all, plenty of really good features, Dual core processors and 1.5 GB RAM ensure faster processing, 1.9 megapixel camera for high quality video calls.Big screen display bigger than Galaxy Note 2 which 5 inches almost close to Galaxy Tab 2 7 inches, better connectivity.

Definitely a must buy, it will give a good competition to the likes of Galaxy Note 2, Samsung Galaxy S3 and iPhone 5 too.

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