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Galaxy Tab 2: Is It Worth The Purchase?

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Samsung and Apple are into court battles because of the claims of the latter copying the designs of the former. The Galaxy Tabs are one of those products that said to have been copied from the iPad. But amidst the controversies, it had enjoyed some success behind Apple. It provided some alternative for those who either have no money to spend on shinier devices or just hate all products by Steve Jobs.
Users are expecting another product when the Galaxy Tabs 2 was announced. This was during the time when the rumors of the release of the iPad 3. But when the news about the specifications of the new tablets by Samsung came out, there was nothing to be impressed about.
All the hardware remained the same as the original. There is the dual-core NVIDIA Tegra 2 which is the same with the one on the Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus. This processor is not an improvement over the original’s Exynos processor. Actually, the Exynos is faster at is clocked at 1.2 GHz while the Tegra 2 is clocked at only 1 GHz.
The screen resolution is also the same which is depressing for Galaxy Tab loyalists. This is probably because of the news that the iPad 3 will have retina display and their favorite tablet has no improvements on this area. The 10-inch version will remain at 800 by 1280 pixels and the seven-inch version will stay at 600 by 1024 pixels.
While tablets are now transitioning to 4G LTE connectivity, the Galaxy Tab 2 remains at 3G. Just like the original, you have a choice between 3G and Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi only models. The speeds are the same as original: 21 MB/s for download and 5.76 MB/s for upload.
The only improvement on the Galaxy Tab 2 is the interface as it now sports the latest Android version, Ice Cream Sandwich. This version is the best looking version of Google’s mobile OS besides offering a slew of new features. Ice Cream Sandwich is Android’s answer to the simple elegance of Apples iOS 5.
With all of these, it seems like the Galaxy Tab 2 is just the original upgraded to the latest Android OS. ICS is good but we would have expected something better in terms of hardware from a company such as Samsung like what ASUS did with their Transformer Pad. There could have been added functions such as NFC or, as mentioned, support for 4G LTE. No prices have been released yet for these devices. But there are rumors that they will be sold at a lesser price than the original. If this is true then the Tabs are worth a look in terms of practicality. But performance wise, the new tablets by Samsung are depressing.

The Desire HD By HTC Outshines Its Competition

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Since its release in October 2010, HTC Desire HD has taken the Smartphone world by storm. Offering just about the best of everything, it excels at any task you throw at it. It is equipped with an 8 mega-pixel camera, super fast Internet browsing, and an immense 4.3 inch touchscreen.
Thanks to dimensions of 123x 68 mm, it feels substantial in your hand, however it is very slimline at 11.8 mm. The 4.3 inch LCD capacitive touchscreen boasts the ability to display up to 16 million colours within 480x 800 pixels. The results of these features means one thing: superb quality display of the on screen imagery. Photos and high definition video are displayed with the utmost clarity, with bright, vivid colours, with fantastic detail. This also makes it superb for gaming as well as viewing web pages with videos and games built in, as the Desire HD comes with Adobe Flash 10.1 support.
For those who like to carry their music collection within their phone, there is an integrated microSD card slot with a pre-installed 8 GB memory card. This can be made use of once the 1.5 GB internal storage has been used, and can even be replaced with a card of up to 32 GB. Therefore users can potentially store thousands of music tracks or any other files such as video clips or downloaded apps.
The HTC Desire HD has trumped the vast majority of its competition when it comes to its digital camera. Boasting eight mega pixels and a pixel resolution of 3264x 2448, it comes with a long list of built in image enhancing features, not to mention the ability to shoot high definition footage. Its features include Autofocus and face detection, and for when poor lighting conditions arise, a dual-LED flash. Users are also able to view their handiwork on the big screen, thanks to DLNA, which allows users to stream their photos and high definition videos to a compatible television, all wirelessly of course.
With more and more users taking advantage of 3G and Wi-Fi to browse the Internet on their phones, HTC has equipped the Desire HD with super fast download speeds of 14.4 Mbps in 3G covered areas, with enhanced browsing available courtesy of Wi-Fi. The full HTML web browser comes with a number of bells and whistles itself. Adobe Flash 10.1 support means users can take full advantage of websites which have embedded games and videos, and as part of the HTC Sense UI, text is automatically resized and repositioned when users zoom in to a website, so they don’t constantly have to scroll to read a whole section of text.
As you would expect from an Android (2.2) operated Smartphone, the full package of Google features is provided, which includes Google search, maps and Gmail, as well as social networking and social media applications such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Picasa integration. A long list of multimedia features is also included, as well as the ability to download additional apps from the Android Market. The latter means the sky’s the limit in terms of personalisation and functionality. The highly capable 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor provides ample computing power to handle any task you can throw at it with ease.
Whatever you are looking for from a Smartphone, chances are the HTC Desire HD already has it, and if it does not, it can be downloaded. The HTC Desire HD looks set to claim the top spot for quite some time, and it would take something very special to rival its comprehensive spec list.

Nokia N900 Smartphone – Full Phone Specifications and Review

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Nokia N900 Smartphone is an upcoming smart phone. This Nokia N900 Android is here to keep you connected all round the day and provide you features that will give it a complete telephony feel. The Nokia N900 Smartphone can be said to be a smart phone that is small mobile computer. This has a powerful processor with large internal storage too. This phone has such an easy to use user interface that everyone would feel friendly with it. If you are a multi tasker then surely this smart phone is for you as it helps in opening many browser applications at the same time. This feature is same like any other desktop computer. So, get these computers taking it in your pocket.
Nokia N900 Specs
Nokia N900 Smartphone has powerful ARM cortex-A8 CPU. It also gives you the flexibility of hardware graphics acceleration like the one 256 MB RAM. You can easily switch it around any two applications. In the dashboard, you have an all round running content. You get a panoramic home screen. You can have the short cuts, applications and other widgets available in front of you. This Nokia n900 android has 3.5-inch touch screen display that gives you WVGA resolution. This smart phone gives you 3-row QUERTY keyboard. You have the feel of virtual keyboard in the form of keypad. Nokia smart phones have Adobe Flash 9.4 support along with online videos and interactive applications along with it. It has an external memory card slot of 32 GB available with you. There is FM transmitter, 3.5 mm audio jack along with TV out function.
If you want the photo shoot then you have new tag cloud user interface in front of you. It helps you in easily tagging other people and shares your own photos with them. It can record with 16:9 ratios and then you also have 5 mega pixel camera with you.
Nokia N900 review
People are waiting for this Nokia N900 android with all Smartphone apps with it. This comes under the category of Nokia smart phones and it gives you a flexibility of mobile web browser with good internal and external storage capacity. This Nokia N900 Smartphone gives you flexibility to handle multi-tasking facility. It includes all connectivity issues like Wi-Fi, 3G, Bluetooth and GPS. Nokia N900 price will be worth what its features are. This makes it a worth buy product. Nokia Smart phones are only for one who believes in trust. Many Nokia N900 reviews have been out in market and it is making clear one thing. Everyone is waiting for this Nokia Smart phone.
Nokia N900 Release and Nokia N900 price
Nokia N900 Smartphone is estimated to come out and to be released in October this year 2010. Nokia N900 price is estimated to be around 500 Euros. This smart android offers you power and much more phone features along with remaining connected to all your friends and family. So get the experience of PC with this all-new Nokia Smartphone hand held device.

Galaxy Tape – Samsung’s Android-Based Tablet Device

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Samsung, the second largest global cell phone producer, who before now, has made little effort to enter the next-generation mobile device market with cutting edge products such as smartphones or tablet PC’s, has just introduced it edition to the tablet PC fray with the Galaxy Tape. Realizing the coming demand for tablet devices, Samsung is the latest tech company to jump on the tablet bandwagon.
The Galaxy Tape is expected to be released in late 2010. At this writing only limited information was available regarding its pricing, which networks will support it, and the other hardware and software developments forthcoming. Today’s business professionals are constantly mobile and are looking for mobile computing devices with some options. Galaxy Tape’s success hinges on its ability to meet these needs.
Developed as the Galaxy Tab, the name Galaxy Tape does not depict pictures of cutting edge technology, however, the Samsung tablet device does sport some impressive specifications. Its 7-inch flat panel will be powered by a 1.2GHz A8 processor running Android 2.2, also known as “Froyo”. It will have 16 Gigabytes of built-in storage which is expandable up to 48 Gigabytes with a microSD memory card slot. The Galaxy Tape is expected to weigh in around 13 ounces.
Two of its other noteworthy specs are its Super AMOLED display which delivers a brighter, clearer, less reflective display. The Super AMOLED display provides both better in outdoor and direct sunlight reading conditions. The other advancement that sets the Samsung Galaxy-Tape apart from the tablets currently available on the market is Samsung’s custom TouchWiz User Interface (UI). The TouchWiz as a user interface has received many mixed reviews on older smartphone platforms but on the Galaxy Tape, other tablet device UI fail in comparison.
The Galaxy Tape has been dubbed the smartphone on steroids with a thyroid problem. An image of the Samsung Galaxy Tape shows a phone icon, which imply’s this device will be capable of making voice calls, but I am sure you will agree with me, you may look a bit silly holding a 7-inch tablet up to your ear talking.
In the wake of the tremendous success of the Apple iPad, which sold more than three million units in only 80 days, there are many other tablets devices predicted for later this year. Hewlett Packard will be introducing the Hurricane which will run on the Palm WebOS. RIM is rumored to be developing a BlackBerry Tablet. And like Dell’s Streak, Samsung’s Galaxy Tape is among the first Android-based tablets to hit the market.
It is no doubt that all tablets will be measured against the iPad just as all smartphones are now measured against the iPhone. Which rises an interesting question, Can Non-Apple Tablets Compete Against the IPad? Currently there are 15 Tablets devices available that could rival Apple’s iPad. Samsung believes their Galaxy-Tape is one of them.

Using an Apple iPad or Android Tablet Device for Your Home Based Business

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The days of the paperless lifestyle are becoming more and more of a reality with tablet devices. Almost every area of business has been touched by these tablet devices.
A good example is music. Musicians no longer have to fumble over scores of sheet music, or even worry about losing or forgetting to bring their repertoire. They can just flip through the next page of a song while they perform live. Digital Audio Workstations are also making their way towards these tablet devices. You can even compose and arrange an entire symphony on an iPad or a Samsung Galaxy Tab.
Then there’s marketing. You can carry all the marketing material you need, all in one device. Business presentations are now portable more than ever. You can sit in front of 5-6 people and present your product, opportunity and results, readily and easily. You can show your prospects images and interactive demos of prototypes. Artist and Designer job seekers can now bring their entire portfolio on these devices, without having to lug around heavy pieces of artwork.
It will, however, take a tad bit of elbow grease to learn how to put your work onto a tablet device. However, we live in a world where most people are now comfortable with technology that they embrace it into their lifestyles. In fact, the tablet has opened a new world of possibilities and even jobs as well.
Here are some things you can do with a tablet device for your business:
1. Marketing presentations If you’re pretty handy with PowerPoint or Keynote, you can put together a great presentation that responds to the flick of your finger, when you move to the next slide or page.
2. Video presentations The majority of tablets are in High-Definition, so if you have a video presentation of a product, commercial or service, you can watch these with your clients and prospects.
3. Record, Draw or Jot down ideas Laptops are portable, but they do take some “booting” up in order to get down to recording your ideas. With tablet devices, you can record or write your ideas quickly and easily while you are community on a train, a bus, or just relaxing on a beach in the Mayan Riviera. You can then take those ideas and sync them to your laptop to continue with the composing process.
4. Find destinations, venues The GPS made a huge difference when finding our way to our destinations. But it requires the power of the cigarette lighter in the car. Now that the GPS is widely available on a tablet device, we can choose meeting destinations and find our way their easily. The best part is that most tablet devices have enough battery power to last over 8 hours. Most laptops can last under 3 hours.
5. Fill out orders quickly This is an area that makes the decision to buy so much quicker and easier. Gone are the days of going back to the office to fax in order forms. Now, you can submit an order on a company’s website while you are meeting with your prospective client. This makes life a whole lot easier.
These are just some of the things you can do with tablet devices. Convenience, Ease of Use and best of all, increased profitability. Your life will be clutter-free, organized and stress-free.
Digitally, that makes for a Healthy Life Path!:)

Android Guide to Making a Google Account

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Creating a Google Account is one of the basic tasks required to set-up you’re android phone. This account allows you to access the Android Market and download apps, it also allows you to use the inbuilt Google apps on your phone, like Google Maps. A Google account also backs up your contacts and other data, so that if you lose your phone, you can download all of you’re data on to another one.
Setting up this account is really easy, just follow these simple steps!
1. You can set up a Google account in several different ways: when prompted the first time you turn on you’re handset, by opening the Gmail app, and by opening android market. You will be presented with this screen. Just click ‘Create’.
2. On the second screen enter you’re first and second name into the appropriate boxes, then enter a username into the box with @ next to it. Your username should be something you will remember and it will also be the start of your email address. For example if you choose peter23, your email address would be Peter23 @ . When you are done click next at the bottom of the screen.
3. On this page you need to enter a password for your Google Account, it should be at least 8 characters in length and contain one number. Type your chosen password again in the second box t0 confirm it. Then click the next button at the bottom to continue.
4. On this page you are required to choose a secret question and answer that can be used to verify your identity in the case that you forget your Google account details. Choose a question from the list, and then write your answer in the custom box. You can optionally add a secondary email which will also help to recover a lost account – this can be any email address. When done, click the next button.
5. Google will ask that you accept their terms and conditions, to do so simply use the accept button (it may be necessary to scroll to the bottom of the terms). You will then be asked to verify your humanity by entering a code into a text box.
6. If all is well you will see this screen and your account will be successfully created. Bear in mind that you will need an active internet connection. You can now access Gmail and the android market, have fun!

What Is Android Spy Software And How Does It Work?

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Are you a parent who is concerned about what your child is doing with their cell phone? Are you an employer who wants to make sure that your employees are not giving information to your competition? There is an easy way to find out these things. You can use android spy software to detect what is going on with your children or employees. Find out what it is and how it works.
This software allows you to monitor photos and texts that the person you are spying on has taken or saved on his or her phone. You will be able to see what he or she has on their phone right from your account. If you choose to, you can download the information that you received.
This program works great for parents. You will be able to monitor what pictures your child has taken with their phone. You will also be able to monitor what pictures are being sent to your child. This will enable you to know if your child is sending or receiving inappropriate photos on their phone. If they deny sending or receiving the inappropriate photos, you will have proof right in your hands.
Parents can also monitor his or her child’s phone calls. Without your child knowing it, you can secretly log any calls they make or receive. You will know whenever your child is talking to someone they should not be talking to. You can be one step ahead of them and know what is going on in their lives if they are keeping you in the dark.
If your child is receiving inappropriate text messages, you will know ahead of time. You can find out who is sending them and the number of the person sending the texts. You will also be able to read the text so you will know what is being sent to your child.
This program works great for employers too. Employers will be able to monitor their employees so they can be in the know about what he or she is doing. If an employee wants to give information about products to the competition, employers will be able to see what they are doing. For example, if an employee is taking pictures of what the business is selling, employers can put a stop to it. They will also have proof of what the employee is doing.

Android Applications Now Made Richer

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Android Application development is an ongoing process. New applications are continuously being developed to add to the facilities provided by the Android based phones. Some of the latest applications that now feature in the Android phones are as follows.
Earlier photo editing was only possible with the help of tools like the Photoshop. Android came with an innovation in which the camera feature of the mobile is equipped with the photo editing option too. The camera features were already present in the earlier android but they were not so advanced as found in the latest Android phones.
The camera resolution (in mega pixels) of the latest version of Android is much higher than that in older version phones.
Sometimes the photo taken by you at the party may need a bit of LOMO touch. If you want to single out a particular person’s photo from a group photo the Android application makes the task easy.
One can crop images, change the color and even at text with the help of applications like PicSay. One can also give special effects to the snap with the help of this application. One can add graphics that are like stickers too. More sophisticated and complex features like color splashing and cross-processing is also possible.
If you just want to click photographs with a cool effect then there is an Android application called FxCamera. Some of the prominent effects affected by this application include Polandroid, ToyCam, SymmetriCam, Fisheye, and Warhol. This application to some extent can be compared Applications like Picoli, Camera Bag and PhotBox that are found in the iPhone. The user can rotate the images, crop them, apply special effects and adjust color with the help of application known as Mobile.
For adding the flash effect and films there is an application called Vignette. This application facilitates the user with crop features, 15frames, zoom and a self timer. The 46 effects provided by this application include ToyCom, LOMO, cross-processing, tilt-shift and effects of Polaroid style. The Camera ZOOM FX offers 40 effects that include photo bursts, zoom functions, stable shot, timers, grids, sound activation and white balance.
Finger Paint, a MS Paint version especially for Android is a touch screen interface. With the help of this application the user can draw over and color the photo.
Effects like brightness adjustment, timer, multi-shot bursts, contrast adjustment, zoom features, photo filters and stability mode are offered in Snap Phot Pro.
Camera Illusion allows the user to filter, mask and add effects to photo in real time. The user can also apply the ASCII filter.
Besides these applications there is a provision of availing the applications customized and getting it prepared through third party application developer. Hire the services of a professional Android application developer if needed.

Best Back to School Android Apps

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Kids are getting antsy and working hard to squeeze the laziness out of these last few precious days of summer.
But no matter how valiantly they fight to ignore the signs of approaching days spent in desks under fluorescent lights, they are inevitable. Stores are starting to line their shelves with crayons, pencils and notebooks and parents are starting to plan lunches and carpool schedules.
No longer will there be mornings free of alarm clocks and mad scrambles out the door. Things are going to get complicated and fast!
Make your family’s launch into the back to school mode a bit less turbulent with a few family apps to simplify those tedious tasks that are essential during the school year.
Top 5 Back to School Apps for Any Family
1. Cozi Family Organizer
This app is the ultimate tool for any family. It provides a shared family calendar, to do lists, photo albums, a family journal and grocery lists. What more does a family need to stay organized? The best part about this app is that you can access all of its functionality on a desktop as well, so you can create, plan and manage from wherever you happen to be.
2. Food on the Table
Does your family have the same thing to eat over and over and over again? So does ours! That’s why we love this app, especially during the school year when a lot of families resort to fast food as a quick fix, it not only provides you with a ton of recipes, but it also finds the best deals on the ingredients you need within your local store. It’s super handy, especially for the family that has Hamburger Helper three nights a week.
3. Evernote
I always remember something extremely important at the oddest times, there’s something about doing a task completely unrelated to what I need to be doing that makes me have a revelation. That’s why Evernote is great for families during back to school because there’s always a disconnect between the something a parent should be doing and what they’re doing at that moment. With Evernote you can capture these passing thoughts without having to stop and interrupt what you’re doing.
4. Mint
Running a family budget is no small task and any kind of help is appreciated. Mint is handy in that it allows you to view all of your accounts in one place, see where you’re spending your money and set budgets for your family. On-the-go finance might not be a tool that everyone’s looking for, but for those parents who like to keep an eye on every transaction, all the time, this might be just the app for your family, especially during the back to school season of big purchases.
5. Study Droid
This app is less family-focused as it’s a tool specifically for studying, something the kids are probably the only ones doing. It’s essentially a pack of customizable digital flashcards. This can be great for anything from quizzing kids on science and history facts to studying up on another language. Let the learning begin!

Going Mobile to Improve Book Sales

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Last week I went with a group of friends to a restaurant for TGIF beers and munchies. The second we all sat down to our table something amazing happened: rather than reach for the stack of menu set upright between the napkin dispenser and shakers, everybody pulled out his smart phone to either check messages or use Facebook or Foursquare to “check-in.” Now, a younger person might think nothing of this, but the moment struck me as a sign that times are changing.
I have worked in search engine optimization for over a decade, back when Google was just a glint in a techie geek’s eye. The things we did to ensure high rankings for websites back then would definitely not work now, in an age where mobile functionality is king. As an author, it should excite you to know that people can read books on their iPhones and Androids with applications from Amazon Kindle, Barnes and Noble Nook, and others. If your books are not available digitally, they may still be purchase via mobile commerce. Regardless of how you offer your works, mobile browsers should be able to properly translate your site content so it’s seen clearly and encourages click-throughs.
How can you achieve this? You have a number of options.
1) Utilize a content management system with built-in mobile plugins. WordPress users have long been able to use a plugin that enables mobile browsers to adapts sites. Recently Blogger initiated a similar feature. Call up this blog on your mobile browser and it’s much easier to read – only disadvantage is that the sidebars are not shown. If you have something to promote, put the links in your post.
2) Generate a mobile-friendly version of your site. Most large sites have mobile counterparts that are called up when you sign on with your iPhone or Android. Twitter, for one, launches into mobile mode when it detects your browser. If you know the CSS, you can code your main site to detect the browser in use and direct the reader to the appropriate pages. If you are not tech savvy, you can employ the services of a web developer to assist you.
3) Utilize a third-party mobile template generator. A search on mobile site conversion will land you several leads that can take your site or RSS and make it readable on mobile browsers. Bear in mind, however, free services are not necessarily free. You may find terms of agreement include insertion of paid advertising in your site.
However you decide to go mobile, do it quickly. If a smart phone user in unable to read your site on a tiny browser, he is less inclined to delve further and learn about your books.