Apple’s latest flagship devices leaked online on its Taiwan website.

Apple Devices leaked online

Apple Devices leaked online

There has been alot of rumors of what Apple may unveil at its Worldwide Developers Conference 2014 held in San Francisco. Apple finally launched new OS for iPhone and Mac users.

Apple launch new iOS 8 for iPhone and iPad users and new Mac OS 10.10 Yosemite for iMac and MacBook users. Also new iOS 8 brought introduction of new programming language Swift, Metal API for developing 3D games  and new way to control your household devices through HomeKit API. Read here

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The image was leaked at apple.club.tw site, which clear shows what could be Apple’s latest flagship devices to hit the market. There is no official confirmation from Apple.

The picture shows Apple iPhone 6 right at top, below it is Apple iPad Mini 2 with Retina and at bottom is iPad Air 2, all may come with TouchID, a fingerprint scanner first introduced in Apple iPhone 5S.

So we could be looking at Apple launching these devices soon. We have our fingers crossed, also possible Apple may take a hit at smartwatch market with iWatch.

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Samsung’s new PRO series tablet ad takes a hit at iPad, Kindle and Surface tablet

Check out Samsung’s latest ad of the Galaxy PRO series tablet taking a hit at the Apple iPad, Amazon Kindle and Windows Surface tablet.

Samsung Electronics had unveiled four new tablets, the Samsung Galaxy TabPRO in 12.2, 10.1, 8.4 inch models and NotePRO 12.2 inch model at CES 2014 in Las Vegas. To read more about it, visit here http://goo.gl/BPJTXb

You will see different scenarios, how Samsung’s PRO series tablet wins over the others when comes to multitasking, portability, display and design.

In first scene, both the guys are having a conference on skype and guy with Samsung tablet is able to send files while attending a video call.

Scene 1 - Apple iPad v/s Samsung PRO tablet

Scene 1 – Apple iPad v/s Samsung PRO tablet

In second scene, the Surface tablet is said to resemble a laptop with attached keyboard, battery dock and a mouse, isn’t that funny, so the Samsung PRO tablet wins again.

In third scene, four ladies are reading e-books on their tablets, but didn’t find the book interesting. The lady using Samsung tablet suggests searching on YouTube and uses Samsung multi-tasking window feature to do so. The lady holding Amazon Kindle is amazed and says, “ the Kindle can only read books.”

Finally it comes to display and Samsung is said to have better pixels and it also does better than retina display.  Samsung Galaxy PRO series tablet gives a resolution of  2560 x 1600 pixels.

Well Samsung has started a revolution and lets see what other brands have to say too.

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Google cuts down prices of storage plans on Google Drive

What exactly is Google Drive all about? Its a file storage and synchronization service provided by Google, which enables user cloud storage, file sharing and collaborative editing.

Google Drive

Google Drive

It has been 2 years since Google launched Google Drive & its available for free upto 15GB and syncs all your content from Google services like Gmail, Google+ Photos.

Nowadays storage devices like hard disks, pen drives cannot guarantee your data’s security, so online cloud storage is next best thing to rely on.

Google Drive is available for your desktop, mobile and tablet, all you need to do is, download and install the app and start backing up your data. It automatically syncs your data from Gmail and Google+ photos also.

Google Drive online cloud storage service

Google Drive online cloud storage services

Google provides 15 GB of free space, additionally it charges $1.99 approx INR 122 per month for 100 GB (previously $4.99) and up to 30 TB priced at $299.99 approx INR 18,000 per month. you can choose from various plans.

Google Drive online storage plans

Google Drive online storage plans

You can sign for any of storage plans here, https://www.google.com/settings/storage or you can stick to the 15GB free plan.

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Micromax first Dual OS Windows-Android Tablet, the LapTab pricing revealed

Micromax had unveiled a dual-operating system tablet, The LapTab at CES 2014 held at Las Vegas earlier, now reveals the price.

Micromax Dual OS tablet LapTab

Micromax Dual OS tablet LapTab

The price is said to be under $500 approx Rs. 30,000. The tablet comes with Dual OS – Windows 8 & Android 4.2 Jelly Bean.

The Intel-powered LapTab is the first dual-boot Windows – Android tablet and is designed for multitasking across operating platforms. You need to reboot device to switch to either of two OS.

Micromax is not only company to manufacture Dual OS Tablet, ASUS also unveiled the Transformer Book Duet TD300, which runs on Windows 8 & Android 4.1 Jelly Bean at CES 2014.

LapTab comes with bright 10.1” IPS display with resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels. It automatically adjusts the screen content by continuously monitoring the environment.

The tablet packs in a 2MP front camera allowing users to capture images, record videos and chat online.

The LapTab comes with a transleeve which can be combined as a cover and stand for the wireless keyboard packed with a 230 mAh battery promising a continuous usage of 20+ hours.

Micromax Dual OS tablet LapTab back view

Micromax Dual OS tablet LapTab back view

Specifications

  1. Processor – 1.46 GHz Intel® Celeron® N2805 processor & 2 GB RAM
  2. Display – 10.1-inch IPS display with resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels
  3. OS – Windows OS & Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean
  4. Battery – 7,400 mAh
  5. Camera – 2MP front camera with light sensor & wireless keyboard.
  6. Memory – 32GB internal and expandable upto 64GB
  7. Connectivity – Bluetooth v4.0 and Wi-Fi

LapTab will be available across e-commerce portals and retail stores starting early February, 2014. Consumers will also have an option to buy a customized keyboard for LapTab when it hits the stands.

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Sony launches the world’s first pen drives compatible with smartphones and tablets.

Sony flash drives for smartphones and tablets

Sony flash drives for smartphones and tablets

Sony launches the world’s first pen drives compatible with smartphones and tablets. The new flash drives are “2-in-1” devices with USB 2.0 and microUSB connectors, allowing to be used in laptops, desktops also.

The new flash drives are compatible with Android Ice Cream Sandwich to Jelly Bean OS and offers USB on-the-go(OTG) functionality. They will be available for Android 4.4 KitKat soon.

Apart from copying data between devices, these flash drives can be used to as additional or temporary storage for smartphones and tablets.

Their locking caps (available in three colours) will protect the connectors from damage, dust and debris, says Sony. The metal body of the flash drives is durable enough to withstand everyday mobile use, it claims.

The flash drives are available in 8, 16 & 32GB capacities priced at $19.99, $29.99 and $62.99 respectively. The India launch is not known yet, but flash drives will hit global market in January next year.

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Nokia unveils 6 new devices at the Nokia World event: Abu Dhabi

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At the Nokia World Event held in Abu Dhabi today, Nokia unveiled six new devices from Lumia & Asha series & a wide range of products and accessories to go with it.

  1. The Nokia Lumia 2520, 10 inch tablet with combined LTE and Wi-Fi connectivity.
  2. Two 6 inch screen smartphones, the Nokia Lumia 1320 & Nokia Lumia 1520.
  3. The new Asha series phones with 3G connectivity, the Asha 500, 502, 503 with smarter camera and better user interface.
  4. New accessories that range from power keyboards to wireless charging
  5. Nokia App innovation continues with Nokia Storyteller, Beamer & Video Director
  6. New Third party apps like Whatsapp, Instagram, Vine and lots more.

Do you think with the launch of these products can Nokia make a comeback after being taken over by Microsoft? Stay tuned for our articles on the new devices.

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Samsung Electronics announced the Samsung GALAXY Tab 3 Kids, a tablet built specifically for kids

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd, announced the Samsung GALAXY Tab 3 Kids, a tablet built specifically for kids with the educational tools and safety features parents want.

It comes pre-installed with top kid’s apps and also Kid’s store aimed at driving the educational possibilities of technology for kids. Preloaded content includes educational, games, entertainment and e-book apps.It also gives parents a chance to select apps for kids via the Application Manager.

It also includes Time Management tool that lets parents set the specific time for use. After a time period is over, a password lock screen appears, requiring a password to unlock the device. This tool helps parents to ensure the time spent by their children on tablet is balanced.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 with Kids Case

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 with Kids Case

Specifications are almost as Samsung Galaxy Tab 3, they are as follows –

  1. Display – 7.0 inch WSVGA (1024×600, 170ppi) TFT
  2. Processor – 1.2 Ghz Dual core processor with 1GB RAM
  3. OS – Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
  4. Camera – 3 megapixel rear and 1.3 megapixel front camera
  5. Memory – 8GB internal and 32GB expandable upto 32GB via MicroSD
  6. Battery – Standard battery, Li-ion 4,000mAh
  7. Connectivity – WiFi a/b/g/n (2.4/5GHz), WiFi Channel Bonding, WiFi Direct , Bluetooth® 3.0, USB 2.0
  8. Video – record and playback videos in 1080p Full HD @30fps

Its Wifi only device, no voice calling. It comes with standard Google Apps like Google Mobile Services: Google Search, Gmail, Google Play Store, Google Plus, YouTube, Google Talk, Google Maps (Turn-by-turn Navigation), Google Now. Also includes Samsung Apps/Kids Store.

A Kids Case featuring a kids-friendly grip and multiple stand options will also be available for the Samsung GALAXY Tab 3 Kids. The case also comes equipped with an easy-to-grip C Pen, providing fun drawing capabilities without the possibility of leaving marks on other objects.

So to conclude, its a good move by Samsung to grab attention of young kids and it works well as handy tool for kids learning purposes. It will be out by September and available across China, Europe, U.S., Africa, South America and South East Asia. Price is not yet revealed.

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