Tag archive for ‘Gadgets’

7 of the Best News Apps for the Android

by VISHAL GAIKAR - on Aug 29th 2012 - No Comments

Here are some of the best News Apps for the Android phones. There are so many great Android apps on the market, but if you’re the type that wants to check the news each morning, you might find yourself a bit overwhelmed. There are a number of News Apps for the Android to choose from. Whether you want to stick with one of the most popular news companies...

Nexus 7 Tab : The official Google Tablet with Android 4.1

by VISHAL GAIKAR - on Jun 28th 2012 - 2 Comments

The Google I/O has left us many pearls and has more than fulfilled expectations. The expected Nexus 7 Tab has made his appearance after so many rumors and much speculation. This Nexus 7 Tab is made by Asus, as was confirmed and is the first Android 4.1 Jelly Bean riding and above all, will open the gap powerful low-cost tablets seeking...

HTC Sensation XL : Review

by Himanshu Gupta - on Feb 13th 2012 - No Comments

HTC Sensation XL is one of the best models from the HTC Company. Lots of features are available in this model. This smartphone comes with extra ordinary looks and sleek design. Two beautiful colors as black and white are well presented in the handset. HTC Sensation XL is also known from HTC Runnymede model.

The smartphone is having Document Viewer/Editor and Adobe Flash applications. Dust proof resistance is also available in the model. Java via Java MIDP emulator application is also added in the model which can provide to download lots of games and files. This smartphone is integrated with SMS, MMS, Email, push Email and IM as messaging services with Face book, Twitter, Google Search, Maps, Gmail, YouTube, Calendar, and Google Talk as social hubs.

Specifications :

The HTC Sensation XL is enabled with 768 MB RAM. The internal memory of the model is 12.64 GB and external memory of up to 32 GB via Micro SD memory for storage unlimited songs and videos. This handset is supported with 132.5 x 70.7 x 9.9 mm dimensions. The weight of the model is 162.5 gm.

Design :

HTC Sensation XL is integrated with 4.7 inches WVGA S- LCD capacitive touch screen display which can produce 16 Million colors. Display of the Smartphone is enabled with 480 x 800 pixels resolution. HTC UI 3.5 sense option is well included in the handset.

Touch phone is added with Touch sensitive controls and Multi Touch input display features. HTC Sensation XL is enabled with Gyro sensor, G-Sensor, Digital compass, Proximity sensor and Ambient light sensor. Touch phone is included with vibration, polyphonic and MP3 ringtones alerts features. 3.5 mm audio jack and loud speaker options are well supported in the model.

Camera :

The HTC Sensation XL is inbuilt with 8.0 MP main camera with Auto Focus and Dual LED Flash, Geo-tagging, 28mm wide-angle lens and f/2.2 focal length and BSI sensor (for better low-light captures).

Rear camera of the model comes with 3264 x 2448 pixels. 1.3 MP secondary camera is well endowed in the handset with a resolution of 1280 x 1024 pixels which can provide live video calling services.

Android version and other details:

This HTC Sensation XL is powered with Android v2.3 Gingerbread operating system and 1.5 GHz scorpion processor. Adreno 205 GPU and Qualcomm MSM 8255 chipset is well integrated in the smartphone. Lots of GPS options are well integrated in the model. The smartphone is providing Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic as special features.

The GPRS at 12 class, EDGE at 12 class and 3G (14.4 mbps HSDPA and 5.76 mbps HSUPA) as internet connectivity features are well enabled in the model. HTC Sensation XL comes with WAP 2.0, xHTML and HTML internet browser. The 1600 mAh standard battery of the model is providing talk time up to 710 min for 2G and up to 410 min for 3G.

Touch screen has DLNA, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n and Bluetooth v3.0 with A2DP as data connectivity features is well included in the HTC Sensation XL.

Motorola Gleam Review

by VISHAL GAIKAR - on Feb 10th 2012 - 5 Comments

Like pretty much every phone on the market today, the Motorola Gleam has an antecedent.  In this case the well known and extremely popular Razr.  The competitively priced Gleam  resembles the Razr handset in details large and small, from its clam shell design to its keypad, which, is a flexible plastics rather than aluminum found on the Razr. Although definitely designed for the budget conscious, the Gleam looks expensive.

The design is attractive with an appealingly glossy finish and and Led lights which pulse when the phone is opened or shut. Like most such shiny exteriors however, it does have a tendency to pick up fingerprints.

Lets Talk Specifics

Texting is easy on the Motorola Gleam because the large buttons on the keypad have enough play to allow your fingers to glide easily over them. The 2.4 inch display, while somewhat small, is representative of comparably priced phones. The Motorola Gleam is not a true smart phone, and truth be told,  is rather low tech, not having 3g or WiFi connectivity, let alone a lot of fancy apps. In fact there is very little technological advancement over the Razr.

On the  plus side, less technological sophistication means the Gleam is easier to use than many phones, and is also definitely less of a power hog,in fact the Gleam boasts a longer battery life than any true smartphones. And there are times, particularly when you need a phone to be just a phone, when longer battery life is worth more to a user than the latest cool app.

Some Pros, Some Cons..

The Motorola Gleam 2 megapixel camera is probably the rock bottom of what one can expect in camera phones these days, taking only fair quality stills and rather poor quality video. Also the Motorola Gleam is short on internal storage space, having only 5 MB available. However the Gleam does  have a microSD slot that allows for additional storage. The sound quality of  live FM radio from the FM receiver and of music on the Gleam mp3 player are bot fairly good, but probably better if you have your own pair of headphones to the fit the standard 3.5mm jack.

You normally get what you pay for, and if you are a feature conscious buyer for whom money is no object, the Gleam is not for you. However if you are on a budget, or even  if you just don’t care all that much about owning a phone that has all the latest gewgaws, the Gleam is a good choice. Although doing without 3G or WiFi connectivity is  somewhat something many phone users might miss, the basic functionality  and user friendly interface of the Gleam as well as its sharp, attractive appearance make it a good value for the money. There are plenty of deals on the Motorola Gleam that you can find around the internet.

Jenna Heinbacker is a technology / gadget reviewer from Edinburg. She attends various award shows and mobile phone conferences and runs a website to find the best mobile phone deals in the UK.

The Samsung Galaxy M Style Announced in Korea

by VISHAL GAIKAR - on Jan 5th 2012 - No Comments

After the announcement of the Galaxy Ace Plus , Samsung continues to tour with the announcement of a new entry-level phone, the Samsung Galaxy M Style. Samsung Galaxy M Style features  4″ Super AMOLED display and powered by a 1 GHz single-core processor, Android 2.3 Gingerbread, have a 3 megapixel camera around back and VGA front all running with a 1,650 mAh battery.

It also features a DMB TV tuner onboard, along with 4GB of internal memory and microSD card slot for memory expansion (up to 32GB). The Samsung Galaxy M Style comes with Android 2.3 and the interface TouchWiz home.

 It will be available in several colors: “Platinum Silver”, “Blue Black” and “Lavender Pink.” It will only be available in Korea for now and should be offered around the $500 (no, you’re not dreaming, it’s $500 …). There is, at present, no information on availability outside of Asia.

[Officially Confirmed] Telus is Launching The Samsung Galaxy S II X

by VISHAL GAIKAR - on Sep 18th 2011 - No Comments
And now, the Samsung Galaxy S II X ( SGH-T989 aka Hercules ) has officially been confirmed in the Canadian operator Telus.


Reminder: this version features a large touch screen of 4.5 inch AMOLED technology Super Plus with a resolution of 480 by 800 pixels (WVGA). The resolution is somewhat low compared to other high-end smartphones provided in the mobile market.


I still do not know the brand of the embedded architecture, though I know she has two hearts and will be clocked at 1.5 GHz. As for cameras, there is a 2-megapixel front and back of 8 megapixel camera with flash and the ability to record video in 1080p at 30 frames per second. The network part, the Galaxy II S X supports Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS / A-GPS, and 4G (up 42M/bits in reception).

At present, no information on rates with or without subscription has been confirmed. We only know that the mobile will arrive in the coming weeks at Telus, and also in the U.S. operator T-Mobile

Source MobileSyrup  [ Telus  ]

HTC Sense 3.5 Comes Informally On The Desire HD [Video]

by VISHAL GAIKAR - on Sep 12th 2011 - No Comments
Very good news for hackers and possessors of Desire HD can, through a customized system (better known under the name ‘Roma custom’), benefit from the interface of  HTC Sense 3.5 

Capychimp, a member of the xda developers forum in the past had already borne the interface of HTC Sense in version 3.0. Now, that same hacker has managed to integrate the latest version of HTC Sense 3.5.


In short, this system that is based on the Android version 2.3.4 (Gingerbread) / ROM: Bliss / Build: 1.10.401.0 WWE RUU. Based on initial feedback, the composition has a few compatibility issues, particularly in terms of Bluetooth connectivity. Apart from this, the first users seem generally satisfied for an interface which is theoretically still in beta.

Continue to follow the evolution of this rom at The  XDA-Developers Forum

Check out the video presentation

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[How To] Save Battery Power of Your Smartphone | 5 Tips To Save Battery Power of Your Smartphone

by VISHAL GAIKAR - on Sep 12th 2011 - No Comments
I remember a few years ago when the battery of my mobile phone did not have lasted much to worry about if they come alive at the end of the day. In this not too long ago, my old Nokia N900  could take almost a week without charging the battery, maybe one of the few good things to keep the terminals of the Finns? Anyway, today my smartphone , an Xperia Mini, charge your batteries look like almost every day.

When you can be near an outlet or a computer with a USB port which can charge what you may not worry too much, but if these were for many hours is easy when you get back an hour the battery is in a very low percentage . This is something that happens to me very often, so that sometimes I have to load them from the car while I am driving. However, I’ve optimized a lot of battery consumption, and then shows you five points to save the battery of our smartphone.


Adjust the brightness of the screen

The main reason for the smartphones have a power consumption so important is because they have some screens are getting larger, higher resolution and higher brightness, which directly affects the battery life.

In the configuration of the device will have several options for the screen, including the ability to adjust the brightness of this. A higher brightness have a greater battery consumption, so we can lower the brightness to a minimum to help us to continue using it without problems and save some battery power. Also common is the option to adjust brightness automatically, this means that depending on the light outside the device setting only the brightness of the screen for easier viewing of the screen. Disabling this option will also allow us to save some energy.

Automatic display off

We continue talking about the screen. Another option we have in our beloved smartphone is the time it takes to turn off the screen when we are not using. Typically, this option is called self-locking or time out of the screen. In the case of the iPhone is the minimum time of one minute, choosing up to five or even not automatically lock ever. While with Android , the range is much wider, with a minimum of fifteen seconds to a maximum of 30 minutes.

The best we can do is choose the shortest possible time so the screen turns off as quickly as possible, although the ideal is that when we stop using our phone for a while it blocks manually . It may not seem relevant, but if we use it quickly and we let the screen lock is a very important time, calculated: made ​​25 visits during the day and leave all that waiting time is running out for the screen off, in the case of a device with IOS would be 25 minutes in the best case, while the Android would be just over six minutes. But if you manually lock it, just be a few seconds and the savings will be significant.

Disable services you do not use

3G, WiFi, Bluetooth. they are all services that allow us to maximize the use of our phone, but become a real drain on the battery when not going to be using. So, when not going to use it is best to unset.

When it? In my case I have almost always turned off the bluetooth, except when I have to synchronize with the car handsfree. If it’s a long trip or just not going to use the data connection, disabling the 3G will save too, just as if you disable the WiFi, which are not connected will search networks.

Close applications that you are not using

For some time we have multitasking on our phones and while many of the most popular applications are not there other issues that are less optimized and make use of excessive consumption of battery.

In my case I try to always have the lowest number of applications open, trying not to have more than four or five, indispensable. And if I’m not using the device at that moment, I close them all.

Turn off email notifications

Personally one of the features I value most of smartphones is that when you enter an email notification arrives almost instantaneously. To send us these messages is almost constant communication with the mail server, so there we have an additional energy consumption we can control. Basically what we will do is disable the automatic query notifications or emails, change it to manual and the system will check if we have mail on request only when we require.

Here are five little tips that can serve to prolong the battery in your device, even a few minutes, enough not to see ourselves in the situation we see that we ran out of battery. As such, there are other techniques, but the problem of battery life is something we have to go until you’re struggling to have a better technology in which the duration is not a problem.

Do you use some other trick to save battery power? Sure there are many more and you do use any of them, which you use tell me in comments!