Apple iOS 5 vs. iOS 4: What's The Major Updates in iOS 5


Posted on : 11:09 AM | By : Zamahsari | In : ,

Apple has just announced its fifth iteration with the new 200 features in iOS 5, which is supposed to grace the Apple's devices this fall include iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPad, iPad 2, and 3rd and 4th generations of iPod Touch. Some of them are long overdue like the notification Center that has taken Android approach but many more bring a big surprise to the users. One of the biggest surprise might be the omission of Facebook in order to provide more space to Twitter as the dominant social media platform within in OS.

However, what are the updates of iOS 5 compared with iOS 4 that are considerably significant?

Here is the infographic taken from showcasing the difference between iOS and iOS 4 as follows:

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HTC Cha Cha Gets an Upgrade To 800MHz Processor


Posted on : 9:19 PM | By : Zamahsari | In : ,

It is good news for those who plan to pick up the HTC Cha Cha since the device would get a processor upgrade to 800MHz from 600MHz. It is an extra gifts from HTC to make the Cha Cha more powerful and faster although the previous 600MHz might be sufficient.

As already known that the HTC Cha Cha is mainly Facebook focused with with a dedicated Facebook button to easily share content while on the go. Other features include a 2.6-inch screen display with resolution of 480 x 320 pixel, 5MP rear camera, 0.3MP front camera, Wi-Fi, GPS, and Bluetooth. Besides, the handset is powered by Single core, Qualcomm MSM7227, 800 MHz and 512MB RAM.

Release Date: The HTC Cha Cha will ship on June 6th with a price of $339 plus VAT if purchased off-contract, according to retailer Clove or only a penny if you go with a carrier contract.

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Samsung Galaxy S III and Samsung 4G Tablet Coming in 2012


Posted on : 8:45 PM | By : Zamahsari | In : , ,

It can be denied that the Samsung Galaxy S III received good response from the customers along with the Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9-inch and 10.1-inch. So, Samsung plan to release their iterations that were scheduled to be out in the first half of 2011.

Samsung just broke records in Asia by selling the Samsung Galaxy S II over a million in South Korea within a month and 120,000 of them were sold out within three days. People said that it is reasonable as South Korea is home base of Samsung, though.

However, the president of Samsung's Mobile division, J.K. Shin, said to expect that a 4G version of the Samsung Tablet to be rolled out later this year after the launch of the 8.9 inch and 10.1 inch tabs in June. He stated that the 4G network is a must for tablets because there are more contents searched from tablet need fast internet connectivity.

Release Date:
Samsung Galaxy S III is expected to release in the first half of 2011
Samsung Tab 4G is expected to be out in the first half or even hits store shelves this year.

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iPad 3 With 4G LTE Network Be Released For Holiday Season


Posted on : 12:28 PM | By : Zamahsari | In :

After releasing iPad and iPad 2 that have gained the majority of tablet market, Apple plans to roll out the new iPad 3 with 4G LTE network support for the holiday season. RGB reported that the iPad 3 will ships with a Retina Display that provides more brightness and contrast.

CLSA, Hong Kong-based research firm, stated "While most vendors appear fixated on matching the specs and features of iPad2, our checks suggest Apple will release iPad3 in time for the holiday season, sporting a better display and LTE capabilities,”

Unfortunately there is no details of the specs and price tag unveiled yet.

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Samsung Exhibit 4G vs Samsung Gravity Smart


Posted on : 9:52 AM | By : Zamahsari | In :

T-Mobile and Samsung have announced that they will release a pair of budget-friendly phones, the Samsung Gravity Smart and the Samsung Exibit 4G in June 22nd.

The Samsung Exhibit 4G that is priced more expensive at $79.99 after $50 mail-in-rebate (after 2 year contracts) will sports a 1GHz processor under the hood and a larger 3.7-inch AMOLED display with a resolution of 480 x 800 pixel. Based on its name, the device also provides 4G for transfer data (HSPA+ connectivity with theoretical peak download speeds of up to 21Mbps). Althugh the Exhibit 4G only runs on Andrid 2.2 Froyo instead of Gingerbread, bt so far, it no lag or pause when running the apps.

Other notable features of the Exhibit include a 3-megaixel camera and a VGA front-facing camera as well as the Samsung Hub and T-Mobile TV that allow the users to rent or purchase movies and watching on television.

The next is the Samsung Gravity Smart. It is more affordable phone (save $10) that comes with lower specs compared with the Samsung Exhibit. It is priced at $69.99 after $50 mail-in-rebate and 2-year contract. On the front, there is a 3.2-inch screen display that is coupled with slide-out qwerty keyboard and Swype technology. For the OS, it hold the same as the Exhibit 4G that run on Android 2.2 Foryo.

Which one do you prefer?

The Samsung Exhibit 4G, inevitably, is provides better specs than the Gravity Smart but the latter is more affordable and has a physical qwerty keyboard for easy writing. If you are looking for an affordable phone that has a sharp displsy and provide a decent internet connectivity, you might pick up the Exhibit 4G.

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Google Wallet: A New and Different Way Of Paying


Posted on : 10:17 PM | By : Zamahsari | In :

Google has officially announced a mobile electronic payment called Google Wallet at an event in New York. The company has also made a number of partnership like Citi, MasterCard, First Data and Sprint to help it become a key in the mobile payment. Besides, It has several reatail partners like Macy's, Subway, Walgreens, Toys"R"Us, Noah's Bagels, Peet's Coffee & Tea, Foot Locker, The Container Store, and American Eagle Outfitters.

Google Wallet will made your shopping easier as you can pay for purchasing using NFC (near filed communication) technology, of course, after entering your credit/ debit card details.

Is it secure? Let's Google explain: " Google Wallet stores your encrypted payment card credentials on a computer chip on your phone called the Secure Element. Think of the Secure Element as a separate computer, capable of running programs and storing data. The Secure Element is separate from your Android phone's memory. The chip is designed to only allow trusted programs on the Secure Element itself to access the payment credentials stored therein."

GigaOm also reported that the financial information will be stored on the secure chip on the phone that will self destruct if tampered with. Besides, Google can erase all financial information remotely if a phone is lost.

"Your phone will be your wallet. Just tap, pay, and save," said Stephanie Tilenius, Google's vice president of commerce, at the New York announcement.

Although there is only one device, the Google Nexus S that supports NFC technology, Sprint has a plan of releasing several handsets equipped with NFC technology later this year.

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ViewSonic ViewPad 7x Preview, Specs, and Release Date


Posted on : 9:13 PM | By : Zamahsari | In :

ViewSonic that has been known as a computer display manufacture announced the first 7-inch Honeycomb tablet, the ViewSonic ViewPad 7x. The ViewPad 7x looks similar with other honeycomb tablets that house dual core processor and other notable features. What might be interesting is that the slate is very light at only 13.4 ounces (380 gram) and has only 7-inch display.

Here are the specs of the ViewPad 7x:
  • Powered by a dual-core NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor
  • Running Android 3.0.1 Honeycomb
  • A 7-inch LED display with a resolution of 1042 x 600 pixels
  • HSPA+ connectivity (4G option on AT&T of T-Mobile)
  • HDMI support and DLNA
  • Two cameras for front and back recording action

Release Date: There is no official announcement of its release date but some rumors said that it will hit the stores in June (rumors).

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Why Do You Need Pop Up Displays For Exhibition?


Posted on : 12:15 AM | By : Zamahsari | In :

Displaying products in an exhibition or trade show is not that easy. It does not just how make your exhibition display interesting but also professional that might have good impacts on your product's brand. So, the simple and easy way is using a pop up displays. A pop up display is a stand made of special material like metal or just plastic to display graphics and attractive photos of your products.

Beside durable and sturdy, the pop up trade show displays are easy to set up and take down as you need just few minutes to do. They are also lightweight, so it is easy to lift or move to certain places.

Before choosing trade show pop up, you have to know and understand your needs like the sizes, types and models as there are various types (from Graphic Displays, Fabric Displays, Convertible Displays to Table Top Display) and sizes available (from 20 foot to 6 foot). Finally, you can find more information about the products and making a comparison which pop up display suit your need simply by searching on the net.

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Is It Difficult To Find HUD Apartment?


Posted on : 12:20 PM | By : Zamahsari | In :

To help medium and low income families and students, the government offers affordable aparments for rent through HUD program. HUD stands for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development that manages and oversees the housing sector including HUD apartment.

To get the apartment, your income has to be below standard amount set by HUD. You can find out the information on HUDs website or just visiting the agency near you. Fill the form completely and apply for HUD apartment for rent afterwards to get approved.

Although a nice and an affordable apartment is a constraint, it is not such difficult to find it especially if you ask friends and family to help you to find a suitable apartment for your family.

You can get information of cheap apartments from neighbor owners. They usually know some HUD apartments for rent or may put your name a sort of waiting list to inform you whenever the present tenant has moved out.

Do not forget to search various HUD apartment websites to get best offer by comparing one apartment to another.

Finally, you have to check the apartment once again if there are any problems to solve.

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Motorola Defy Dunked In A Pool (Video)


Posted on : 3:02 AM | By : Zamahsari | In :

It is interesting to watch the Motorola Defy dunked in the pool and see whether the Motorola Defy resistant to water (up to 3 feet or 1meter), sand strom, scratch and bumps as advertised or not.

The new rugged Motorola Defy is mid-range smartphone that is well constructed from specific material like a gorilla glass for the display to withstand any scratch and unique rugged outer shell to protect the phone from any shock and drops.

So, please enjoy the video of the Defy submersed in a pool..

The price at AMAZON: $299.99 $49.99 (save 83%) — with service plan
Motorola Defy review

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