Thursday, 22 May 2014

Surface Pro 3 what's good and where it lacks

Microsoft's newly launched Surface Pro 3 looks like a laptop than a tablet . The Surface Pro runs on a proper laptop engine -Intel Haswell series core processors, 4GB of RAM and 64-256 GB of solid state memory so the possibility is high that it will get the upgrade soon once Broadwell platform ready. The Surface Pro 3 comes with SATA 3 interface is a tad disappointing . Storage performance is lot faster due to PCI interface.

Screen size :

The biggest change on the surface Pro 3 is its screen size goes to 12 inch and aspect ratio 3:2 similar to the iPad's 4:3 aspect ratio. Overall the display is large and sharp enough for a ultraportable laptop-like use case scenario. The Best part of this device is its touchscreen further aids ease of use, even when using this device as a laptop. 

 Battery life :

For ultraportable laptop users, hours of battery life is premium one most of the  windows 8.1 ultrabooks tread in the 6-8 hours range for battery life. "Testing consist of full battery discharge while internet browsing over WiFi was associated with a network Auto-Brightness disabled ,and bluetooth Radio was turned off .Battery life varies with settings , usage and other factors" .

Much improved Surface Pro type cover :

The Surface Pro Type cover for the Surface Pro 3 is larger than the previous one because of the larger dimensions Surface Pro 3 allows the cover to offer an almost  full-size keypad, making typing a comfortable and smooth experience but you still don't get the same tactile feedback as of ultrabooks / laptops due to the shallow design of the keypad. 

Weight and portability :

Surface Pro 3 is most definitely a lot more portable compared to laptop and ultrabooks due its compact design its weights only 0.8 Kg (800 grams) weight profile and compact dimensions, but when you add the cover takes the weight to approximately 1.1 kg bringing 
it closer to the 1.3 kg ultrabook territory due to which it's heavy , cumberosme and awkward to hold .

Price :

Priced at $799 the surface Pro 3 seems well priced but adding $130 for the "Type cover" pushes the price tag to $940 for a 64 GB version with base core i3 processor. Add 128 GB flash drive and a core i5 processor (same as all base versions of ultrabooks/laptops) and you end up with a final price tag that reads more like $1128 rather than $799.

Connectivity :

No 3G /LTE for a $ 799 tablet .yes , the launch model don't offer cellular data connectivity , WiFi is the only way to get the Surface Pro 3 connected to the web. 

No fan :

The Microsoft Surface Pro 3 does house a fan inside its slim chassis to keep things cool and while it might not be as audible ,holding it close to you when using in tablet mode could make the fan noise an irritant, especially in quit environments .

As stated at the beginning of this story , the Surface Pro 3 is a lot more of a laptop than a tablet but it is better in aspect of portability ,but i doubt whether it will make you dump your laptop .

Wednesday, 21 May 2014

Specs leak : Nokia X2

Nokia's first Android smartphone Nokia X didn't deliver much in terms of specs. But , the next smartphohne X2 is said to be a major improvement over the predecessors Nokia X and Nokia XL.

Details about Nokia's next X-series smartphone, dubbed the X2, have  surtaced online. the Nokia X2 is expected to come with improved hardware specs as compared to its predecessor X and XL.

According to a leaked benchmark result, the Nokia X2 will be powered by a Qualcomn MSM8210 processor Moreover, the smartphone well have 1GB of RAM and 4GB of internal space. The Nokia X3 manages 11827 , which is considered to be good for an low-cost handset.According to older rumours , the smartphone well feature a dedicared home button as well.

After having a built a lot of buzz, intial Nokia's Android-based X smartphone failed to win critics, mainly because of its poor specs as well as sluggish UI and Android customisation in our benchmark and performance tests, the X didn't scored well.

Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Top 7 health and fitness apps for iOS and Andriod

Its the great time to help you choose from the best health and fitness apps available for you iOS and Android device because of now a days with the flagship smartphones llike iPhone 5S and Samsung Galaxy S5 putting fitness features firmly on the radar.

Nike+ Running :

Available on:  iOS  , Android

Price : Free

Nike+ Running is probably the most popular running app on the planet and it reached that spot thanks to its simple but great user interface . The app tracks your runs and highlights achievements. it also lets you compete with your friends on a leaderboard  and keeps you motivated with the help of the Coach feature that you can use to train for marathons.

Runtastic Pro :

Available on :   iOS , Android 

Price :  Rs. 300

if you're the king of person whi cannot go for a day without cardio workouts , jogging or exercise, then Runtastic pro is sepecially for you it gives you a comprehensive set of tools to monitor your workout regimen including a "Voice coach" that gives you updates on your progress. Other neat features include the ability to receive "cheers" from friends while you're on you're on your run or workout, and the ability to monitor your heat rate and calorie intake.

Runtastic pro is also available in a free ad-supported variant that cuts down on a few features.

Cardiograph :

Available on:   iOS  , Android 

Price:  Rs. 120 (iOS),Free (Android)

For and app that only has one main feature, cardiograph can prove very, very useful. like its name suggests, you can use cardiograph to measure your heart rate. All you need to do is run the app and place your index finger on your phones's camera. The apps saves your reading for future reference and you can also add multiple profiles of users and also add notes to every reading you want .


Avaliable on:   iOS  , Android 

Price :  Free

Love running ? Then, Runkeeper is one app that you must download and try out. the app can track all the details of your runs including your speed,distance and time. if you keep your headphones plugged in during your jog, the app well also regularly update you on your progress and provide tips on how to run better. Runkeeper also makes it easy to share your runs across social networks and lets your friends follow your runs live.

Zombies Run :

Available on :  iOS , Android 

Price :  Rs. 250 (iOS),Rs.255.17 (Android)

this app is different from other app and comes with the different concept .if keeping yourself fir and health isn't motivating enough to go on a run, then perhaps fear is. That's the logic that drives Zombies, Run that places you in the starring role of a person running away from hordes of Zombies. By using headphones, Zombies , Run creates an immersive experience that makes you feel like you're in the middle of a zombie apocalypse and need to run to complete objectives and ensure your survival.

Seven minutes workout:

Available on : iOS , Android

Price : Free

Not everyone has the time to engage in hour long or even half-hour workouts everyday. if you want to get fitter but can only spend up to 10 minutes a day working out, then seven is specially for you . using this app, you can enagage in 14 different exercise for 30 seconds each resulting in an intensive workout that only takes up seven minutes.

Calorie Counter -My fitnessPal

Available on:  iOS , Android 

Price :  Free

Do you want to manage your calorie intake in order to improve your health? Calorie Counter in one of the best apps that will help you to do so thanks to its massive library of over 3 million dishes and ingredients. you can use the app to scan the barcodes of  your grocery purchases and also manually input whatever you may be eating.

Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Dual-SIM Nokia Lumia 630 price and full specification

Nokia lumia 630 is the first device to feature on-screen buttons on a window phone .Moreover ,it is the first lumia phone that is available in a dual-SIM avatar. this device sports a 4.5 inch FWVGA ( 854 x 480 ) Gorilla Glass 3 display with wide viewing angle this device powered by snapdragon 400 Quad core 1.2 GHz processor it sports a 512 MB RAM with 8 GB of internal storage expandable up to 128 GB free cloud storage of 7 GB .

Nokia lumia 630 sports a 5 MP front camera with autofocus with no flash which is a disappointment .user can record video with the resolution of 720 p.

The smart dual-SIM feature allows switching SIM cards for sending messages or for 3G at will. it also supports two different icons for phone ,messaging for the two SIM cards or it can even be fused into one .the phone has an 1830 mAh battery . 

The lumia 630 hitting the retail shelves on May 14 has a lot riding on its shoulders as it provides the world with peek into the world of windows phone 8.1 before the other phone get the update on June 24.

The single SIM version is priced at a Rs. 10,500 and Microsoft quotes a price of Rs. 11,500 for the dual SIM one . it competes head to head with an established behemoth the Moto G also , joining the fray soon is the Moto E. The budget segment is heating up and the consumer are only glad.

Best budget Smartphone Moto E with KITKAT full review

Motorola's upcoming budget Android Smartphone Moto E to going to rock the smartphone market because of its killer feature with a killer price tag of INR Rs. 6,999 .

 Motorola's Moto E will sport a 4.3 inch scratch resistant display Moto E is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset with a 1.2 GHz dual core processor along with 1 GB of RAM . this device sports a 5 megapixel camera and it looks like Motorola has scrapped the front facing shooter in order to keep the cost down .

Moto E comes with a 4 GB of on-board storage that is expandable via the micro SD card slot by up to 32 GB this device come out with standard connectivity options like Wi-Fi ,3G and bluetooth Motorola's upcoming smartphone measures 124.8 x 64.8 x 12.3 mm and weight 140 g.

Moto E runs on Android 4.4 Kitkat out of the box and according to listing  the smartphone is guaranteed to receive the next major Android operating system update.

Moto E is powered by 1980 mAh baettry and the colour options for this device will be Black ,Turquoise and lemon colour. Motorola is also including 3 colour covers to let you personalize your phone.

Tuesday, 6 May 2014

latest interesting apps launched in 2014

Today i am going to tell you a list of most intersting and unique widows,iOS and Android apps launched in
April 2014 .The apps include new video and photo sharing apps, movie making and email apps that will make your life filled with fun in no time .

Frontback  ( Android ) :

Frontback is a cool new app that lets you click a picture from a front camera and another from a rear camera and share them in a single image on the web. on the other hand you can also add captions on the images, tag your  friends , add location and share them instantly with your friends and family via social networking sites like facebook , Twitter etc.

Movie Moments (Window Phone) :

This app lets you to crop videos to your favorite parts , highlight key moments with caption and also add music of your choice .You can also add funy and colorful captions to your video and share with your friends on the social networking site like facebook and Twitter etc.

Times city (WP) :

This app is all in one app ,The timesCity Windows app lets you search restaurants, bars & clubs near you . it also brings to you the latest movie shows time and information about the movie and informs you about the new movie release. The
Timescity app can help you plan your weekend and tells you what's trending in your city. Users can read critic reviews and ratings for different restaurants, movie , etc .

CyberDust (iOS):

CyberDust is a cool new app  come with a unique feature that lets you send multiple text message and photos that amazingly disappear after 30 seconds. the app lets you have private conversation and send self destructing photos , What's more if some one takes a screen shot you will be notified  , like snapchat . 

Did i miss out on your favourite new app? let me know in the comments below .

Friday, 2 May 2014

Snapchat going high added text chat and video call features

Snapchat added new feature the biggest update yet thursday , in a big move added text messaging and vedwo chatting to its photo and video chatting to its photo and video sharing app.

The latest version of the Snapchat app focuses on helping its users have conversations rather than just one-off picture and video messages.

the snapchat was badly missing an important part of conversation as the company wrote in a blog post "There's nothing like knowing you have the full attention of your fried while you're chatting".

In a new look :

Many of the app's icons and buttons have been redesigned and the entire user interface gas been given some much-needed polish. The menus, which you still navigate via swipes, are cleaner and less cluttered. The font style is also been given new look with more subtle typeface with smaller one .

New feature added Text messing :

One of the biggest thing that snapchat was badly in need that was conversation between users and with the latest update ,users can now have full-fledged conversations through the app. Simply swipe right over a contact's name from  your inbox to pull up a conversation view.

Video Chatting :

One of the best feature that snapchat added is live video chatting to the app. This feature is triggered only when both users have the app open and are in the same conversation.When this occurs , the yellow capture button turns into a blue button the company is calling "here".

Hold down this button and the app begins to record video that immediately appears on the user's screen. As you do in the photo messages in text chats, you can swipe between your device's front and rear-facing cameras by swiping up and down on the screen .

As far as video quality , is not exactly the HD quality of other apps like FaceTime but its feels better than average especially considering it's in real time it's pretty good .

Compared to this update ,the old snapchat , with the simple design and emphasis solely on disappearing photos , seems a bit immature .With the latest update The SnapChat has managed to build a powerful and with  Better GUI build a surprisingly powerful messaging platform .

Snapchat's newest app is available download here on  iOS and Android .