We've read the rumors, we've seen the banners, and now it's finally here. Live from the Moscone Center in San Francisco, Tim Cook has just taken the wraps off of the latest upgrade to Apple's mobile operating system (after pumping up the crowd with some shimmering stats for the current OS, naturally), and as expected, the company's maintained its familiar naming scheme, introducing the world to iOS 7. Tim Cook called it the biggest change to the operating system since the introduction of the iPhone, bold words supported by new features and a new design that managed to get a visible gasp from the room full of developers when shown off in a promo video.
The new designs start on the lock screen, featuring a much thinner lettering. The icons have been redesigned and are flatter as expected. The company's also updated the typography and added new animation and transparency for images. The design goes edge to edge on the display, taking more advance of real estate. The Desktop moves as you do, creating "a new experience of depth." The company only focused on design during the intro video, but that was certainly enough to get the crowd excited.
For more see Apple Press Release
Samsung Display published a video on their own website showing of the future in display technology. It's actually pretty cool to imagine, but how much of it is reality would be the question.
In this video that was shown at the analyst day by Samsung (November 2013) shows how the future with Samsung OLED displays will change. The products are flexible, bendable, indestructible, rollable, transparent .
- - Flexible & Sensor integrated Display
- - Wall display
- - Foldable Display Alarm clock
- - Bended Display for kitchen
- - Automotive Window Display
- - Blackboard Display
- - Unbreakable Display for school
- - Edu-Desk system
- - Transparent Elevator
- - 3-Foldable Display
- - Wearable Display
- - Smart Window
- - Foldable & Sensor Integrated Display
- - Transparent Large Format Display
An early mockup hands-on video shows up way ahead of release, so we thought we would post it.
We expect Samsung to release the Galaxy S4 at the coming up CES 2013 in Las Vegas (2 weeks from now) which we will be attending. We will post all the news and details as soon as it's announced.
Even with the great success on Galaxy S line up and the Galaxy Note devices, pressure is mounting for the Korean manufacturer, as domestic Chinese phone makers such as Oppo and ZTE, have already announced their flagship phones for 2013 with specifications which easily surpass any current Samsung device.
So what do Samsung have up their sleeve to combat these upstarts? Well, according to this YouTube video, the device will be amazing, however, we have seen many fakes already been published all over the internet including this one.
See video below
According to video stills posted on Phandroid and Techno Buffalo, it is very easy to take apart and repair the Samsung Galaxy S 4. According to the guy who sent the video, Mr. Nails, it is indeed one of the simplest smartphones to fix and that its smaller components are quite common. However, he also mentioned that the display is a bit harder to replace than other devices from the Korean company.
Also, comments and discussion ensue on the cost of components and repair, which will really depend on the availability of Galaxy S 4 parts and the technical know-how of the person repairing the item. Many agree that if a repair man finds it easy to fix the S 4, chances are that the cost of repair will be lower.
The S 4 small parts are thankfully quite easy to fix and anyone who prefers fixing things on their own will not find it difficult to do so in case anything happens to their S 4. Otherwise, some of the carriers offer insurance and it is highly recommended to avail of this for a fraction of the cost of having some parts of your S 4 replaced.
If you are itching to see if your Samsung Galaxy S 4 will be able to stand minor scratches, watch what this guy does to calm your anxieties about ACTUALLY scratching yours while you scratch test your device. This is not an official Samsung release; however, it is from a YouTube user, Szabolcs Ignacz. Furthermore, it is always useful to manage your own expectations and please take extra care not to include sand on your household materials to use for scratch testing. Just saying...
The Galaxy S 4 is built with the new Gorilla Glass 3 by Corning and is said to be tougher and more scratch resistant. The tester used various materials to poke, scratch and slice the S 4 and none resulted in even minutely damaging the surface. It looks impressive once you've seen the video but most users are more interested on how it will fare with sand or concrete or even dropping the device from a few feet off the ground, such as what usually happens when a phone slips out of one's pocket!
Source: Youtube Video
Samsung's new Galaxy S4 smartphone has made it off the production line and onto the iFixit operating table. It reveals that Samsung barely tweaked the exterior design of the Galaxy S4. That plastic casing can be replace much of its guts without much hassle.
Straight away, the iFixit team were pleased to discover that Samsung have bestowed the S4 with a user-removable battery. All that's needed to get into the handset is a sturdy fingernail to get into the device, after which the 3.8V and 2600mAh (9.88Wh) battery can be removed by hand.
According to iFixit, the Galaxy S4's internal construction is "is very similar, if not identical, to the Galaxy S III" which means that it is a quite an easy device to fix should something break or stop working. The battery is user-replaceable, and the internal components easy to access, with only 11 Phillips #0 holding the device together.
Full article: ifixit
Smart Switch Mobile lets you switch from your old GALAXY to a new GALAXY with ease. Just lean them against each other then tap on the screens; you can instantly transfer your personal data from your old GALAXY to your new GALAXY.
Use this app if you are transfering from Samsung Galaxy S series(with IceCream Sandwich or JellyBean OS and NFC) to new Galaxy device. If you are looking to switch from a non-Samsung device to a supported Samsung device, please use the "Smart Switch PC and Samsung Smart Switch Migration app". For more information, go to "https://www.samsungsmartswitch.com".
Supported Data :
- Contact, Schedule, Memo, Message, Photo, Music, Video, Document, Wallpaper
- ( Wallpaper is available from OS JellyBeanPlus(4.2) )
- Contact - Ringtone, Message alert, Vibration pattern
- Schedule - Sticker, S-Memo, Image, Alarm, Group
MMS does not transfer depending on the device
Local account data only (Google & Samsung account data does not transfer )
Supported GALAXY Device :
- Hardware : Galaxy 2/3/4, Galaxy Note1/2 (NFC, WIFI Direct should be supported)
- Software : upper Android OS ICS(4.0)
Samsung has published a video detailing what we can expect from it SideSync, users will be able to use their PC's keyboard and mouse effortlessly with the phone, even allowing them to copy text from the PC and directly pasting it in the phone.
SideSync works by installing a SideSync app on the Galaxy phone which communicates with the pre-loaded Windows app on the ATIV device.
Check out SideSync video for Galaxy device and see how SideSync, Samsung's latest innovation, connects your mobile and PC!
In this video, you'll see keyboard & mouse sharing, phone screen sharing, and more.
According to Korean Newspaper Samsung Galaxy Note III may comes with camera which is capable of recording 4K UHD(3840*2160) videos and also offers 24 bit/192kHz Hi-Fi playback that generates studio like quality sound far better than CD which only offers at 16 bit/44.1kHz
The Korea Economic Daily apparently has it from industry sources that the Galaxy Note 3 will be able to record 4K UHD videos - that's a resolution of 3840 x 2160 (2160p) or 8.3-megapixel - which will feel right at home on those new 4K TV sets out there.
We'll remind you that the LG G2 is going to offer users a camera with OIS features, something that was expected from the Galaxy Note 3 as well.
- Other Rumored Specifications of device are:
- 5.68 Full HD Super Amoled Display
- Snapdragon 800/Exynos 5420 Chipset
- 3GB RAM
- 32GB/64GB internal storage
- 13Mpx camera
- Android 4.3 Jelly Bean
- 3420mAh battery
The device will be officially unveiled at IFA2013 on September 4
Samsung has now introduced a 6 1/2-minute video that takes us through everything from the new design to all the unique software features like Air Command.
- [ Design, Specification & Performance ]
The GALAXY Note 3 comes with a wider (5.7") Full HD Super AMOLED display, yet slimmer (8.3mm) and lighter (168g) hardware design, and is powered by a 2.3 GHz Quad-Core processor, 3GB of RAM, 32/64 GB or user memory, 3,200 mAh battery and runs on Google's Android 4.3 Jelly Bean OS.
The GALAXY Note 3 also features a textured back cover and delicate stitching that delivers a premium look and feel.
- [ Everyday Made Easier with S Pen ]
You can now do more with the S Pen, the window to your daily discoveries.
Air Command, a palette of features and commands which you can activate on any screen simply by hovering and clicking the S Pen button, lets you access useful features for everyday tasks such as Action Memo, Scrapbook, Screen Write and S Finder.
The new S Note presents you with a comprehensive solution that enables you to easily write, organize, edit and share notes with a simpler, cleaner user interface.
- [ Smarter Large Screen Experience ]
The 5.7" Full HD Super AMOLED display provides you with a stunning and clearly defined video viewing experience for watching Full HD content and distinct clarity for reading.
My Magazine offers personalized content such as news and social media in a dynamic magazine-style layout.
The enhanced new Multi Window takes multitasking to the next level by allowing you to open the same app in two windows and easily move content between applications in one quick step with the Drag and Drop mode.
Pen Window allows you to open another application window without pausing current activity on the screen by simply drawing a window of any size, anywhere on the screen.
Check out the video
What will the Samsung Galaxy S5 look like and what new features will it include? In the first in of the new concept feature videos in association with T3, Tech Radar & Gizmodo we use 3D rendering to envisage what the follow up to the Galaxy S4 might look like as well as reporting on some of the rumoured new features.
Here's a quick list of what the Galaxy S5 proposes in terms of specs:
- 5-inch flexible 2K HD Super AMOLED display (2560 x 1440 resolution and 587 ppi)
- flexible chassis - up to 30 degrees
- 64-bit octo-core processor
- at least 3GB of RAM
- 16-megapixel camera with 4K video capture support
- quad front-facing speakers with S Beats audio technology
- 4000mAh battery
- Android 4.4 KitKat with next-gen TouchWiz on top
When the Galaxy S4 was unveiled back in March, Samsung said that it listened to consumers when designing the phone - let's hope it's watching now as well.
The Galaxy 11 is Samsung's big budget marketing campaign for the next year that will enable the company to showcase their Galaxy devices and even offer an engagement opportunity to all the Samsung fans.
This is the challenge Samsung have set themselves with their latest promotional campaign, and while it's not the most plausible of concepts (how good can the opposition be if they're playing in robes?) we're prepared to go with it on the basis that this may be the only criteria imaginable that would put Wayne Rooney front and centre of an Armageddon-esque global destruction averting task force.
The Galaxy 11 squad includes:
- • Manager - Franz Beckenbauser (Germany)
- • Team Members -
- o Lionel Messi (Argentina; Captain)
- o Mario Gotze (Germany)
- o Oscar dos Santos (Brazil)
- o Wu Lei (China)
- o Stephan El Shaarawy (Italy)
- o Victor Moses (Nigeria)
- o Radamel Falcao (Colombia)
- o Lee Chung-Yong (South Korea)
- o Iker Casillas (Spain)
- o Wayne Rooney (England)
- o Landon Donovan (United States)
- o Aleksandr Kerzhakov (Russia)
- o Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal)
Samsung Galaxy S5 leverages a feature usually seen in DLSRs, called Phase Detection Autofocus, to get the Galaxy S5 camera to focus in only 0.3 seconds. That means less lag time between pressing the button and snapping a picture. All the better to get that perfect shot. When you're setting up for the shot, the Galaxy S5 can also offer a live preview of HDR mode. Capturing HDR images should also be much faster.
The sensor will be able to record 4K video at a resolution of 3840×2160. You won't be able to enjoy it in full resolution on the GS5′s 1080p screen, but 4K TVs are starting to come down in price. HDR is available in video mode too. A 4K video in HDR? Yes, please.
Check out the 4K video shot using the Galaxy S5, the 4K recording is set to be the standard in high-end devices this year, and while the image quality when shooting in 4K looks stunning, it does take up a lot of space. A 1-minute 4K video shot at 30 fps uses almost 1 GB of space. No wonder the Galaxy S5 features a microSD card slot that can accommodate a 128 GB SD card.
For your longest time, the Android community seemed fixated across the thought of Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie, and all sorts of amazing changes it turned out rumored being bringing to Google's OS. Fast-forwarding to today, we now know that this next version of Android will in fact be 4.4 Kit Kat, but that's not stopping some folks from still yearning the future of Android.
Below is a new concept video by the fellow named Craig Tuttle, it's really just one man's vision for Android 5.0, and now we ought to admit his ideas are pretty cool. The recording primarily targets bringing deeper Google Now cards integration, including introducing several changes to the notification bar.
You will also recognize that the idea video shows a fresh opaque white look, rather than the more traditional Android blue colors we know and love today.
Finally, the playback quality also mentions multi-tasking stacks, which look absolutely amazing. Tell us what you think on the comment section below.
Today's Facebook Messenger update comes less than two weeks after Apple announced a new video messaging feature for iOS 8 at WWDC. Just like Apple's implementation, Facebook's lets you record video clips directly from within the Messenger app and then send them instantly.
To send video in Facebook Messenger, just tap the camera icon above the keyboard - the same one you would usually use to send photos. Instead of tapping the "Send" button to take a picture, tap and hold it and it will begin recording. As soon as you lift your finger, the video will be sent.
Facebook's slowly rolling out this Messenger update to both iOS and Android devices, so don't worry if it's not showing up on your updates list yet
Do you feel that your panoramic video that you taken never came out perfect? Well this 99 cent app will definitely help. Available in iTunes, the Cycloramic app automatically spin (handsfree) your iPhone 5 while taking a panoramic video.
For starters, taking a panoramic video has never been so easy and fun:
1. Put your iPhone 5 upright on the level surface,
2. Choose number of turns, and front or back camera,
3. Press Go, watch the iPhone spin around automatically and start your show!
Once completed your video will be saved in the library of the iPhone 5.
Check out the demo video below
The Skype App has released a new update that brings portrait video calling and support for more foreign languages for the Google Android based tablets.
The Voice over IP and video calling service, Skype has released a new update for the Google Android platform based tablets. The new update brings capability to perform video calls in portrait mode on the Android tablets. Apart from that the Skype app also brings several tweaks and improvements under the hood, head over the google play store for the update.
- - Skype to Skype IMs, video and voice calls are free over 3G or WiFi.
- - Make low-cost calls and SMS to mobiles or landlines from your Android.
- - Send pictures, videos and files to any of your contacts.
- - Enjoy high-quality sound when you call anyone else on Skype.
- - Talk face to face or show what you're seeing with front and rear-facing cameras.
What's in this version:
- Portrait calling on tablets
- New languages: Portuguese, Norwegian and English (UK)
- Performance improvements and fixes
Skype will begin rolling out video messaging today to its iOS, Android, and Mac apps in the United States, United Kingdom, and a few other countries, a company representative confirmed to VentureBeat this morning. Changes to the chat service's terms of service in December hinted that video messaging was coming soon.
With the new update, users will be able to leave video messages for friends who don't answer when you try to call them on video chat. Video messages will be able to be up to three minutes long. It's reported that premium users will get to send an unlimited number of videos, which won't be the case for regular Skype users. Another incentive for premium users is that their videos will never be deleted from the server.
Skype's android app will get updated soon, so lookout for it.
Play 30 new Flight in the Night levels, along with an all new Road Hogs mode. Road Hogs features 6 time trial challenges and introduces global leaderboards.
In this massive update to IGN's 2012 game of the year, the Bad Piggies are on the move, and they've managed to hang on to the eggs so far! But watch out - you need to sneak past the napping Angry Birds, and they're sleeping with one eye open! Navigate through 30 new Flight in the Night Levels but don't make too much noise, or you'll wake up some seriously furious birds!
Also make sure to check out the new "Road Hogs" time trials: can you beat the clock with your crazy contraption?
Google Play Store Link (Non-HD)
Magisto is a fun and easy way to share your video memories with your friends. Don't miss out on sharing your best video moments...install Magisto now!
HOW DOES THE MAGIC WORK?
- Just shoot videos from your Android phone, upload them to Magisto, choose a soundtrack and give your movie a title and the Magisto movie maker will automatically edit your movie for you.
- You don't have to be a video editor or know anything about video editing at all. Think of Magisto as your own private video editor-Magisto will analyze your footage and splice it together for you, creating a professional looking movie-an edit that you'll be proud to share with your friends.
What's in this version:
- - Updated UI with Tablet support.
- - Choose a theme for your movie!
- - Performance tweaks
- - Bugfixes
1.1.1600 and earlier:
- - NEW event planner will analyze your video clips and suggest creating movies from them
- - Save your edited movies to Google Drive (premium feature)
- - Upload videos from Google Drive
- - Download movies to your device (in-app purchase)
- - Use more clips when creating a movie (in-app purchase)
- - No Magisto branding at the end of your movies (in-app purchase)
In the first 24 hours after the switch was flipped, Instagram saw 5 million videos uploaded. That's a jaw-droppingly huge number for any day one feature, but remember: Instagram does have 130 million users. Even if we assume that each of the 5 million videos came from a unique user (an absolutely wild assumption, of course), that works out to around 3.8% of Instagram's userbase giving the new feature a spin.
Check out the video feature.
• 100% free custom designed filters: XPro-II, Earlybird, Rise, Amaro, Hudson, Lo-fi, Sutro, Toaster, Brannan, Inkwell, Walden, Hefe, Nashville, 1977, and others.
• Linear and Radial Tilt-Shift blur effects for extra depth of field.
• Instant sharing to Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, Tumblr and Foursquare
• Unlimited uploads
• Interact with friends through giving & receiving likes and comments
• Works with Android versions 2.2 and above that support OpenGL ES 2
• And much much more...
What's in this version:
- New in 4.0: Video!
- Introducing Video on Instagram and bring you a new way to share your stories!
- Recording videos is currently supported on devices with Jellybean (4.1) and above. All Android versions can already play videos on Instagram and we're working around the clock to enable capturing videos on many more Android devices.
Link: Google Play Store
Google has now taken to their official blog to offer up a few more details regarding all the new photo features unveiled today. In the info, Google also clarifies that while most of the features are widely supported by just about any Android device, Auto Awesome Movies will only work on "certain devices with Android 4.3+".
Just take videos and photos with your phone as usual, and Google+ will automatically make you a beautiful short movie, complete with effects, transitions and a soundtrack. You can share the video as is, or dive into the editing process to customize even further.
Check out all the features at the link below