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Wednesday, 26 November 2014

A New Smartphone That Can Print Selfies In Seconds

A French company has developed a brand new smartphone case that can print selfies from the phone itself in less than a minute.


French start-up Prynt recently presented its smartphone case, which includes a built-in printer.

The printer is in turn connected to the smartphone via Bluetooth and can produce a photo in about 50 seconds.


The developers say their case will soon be able to print pictures in just 30 seconds, RT.com reported.


"At the moment, only one sheet of paper can fit in the case. However, this will soon be increased to up to 30 pieces," Clement Perrot, CEO of Prynt, was quoted as saying.


Prynt has been working on the new case since January this year and is planning to launch the smartphone case at the beginning of 2015.


The case was developed for four-inch screen smartphones, but the company plans to make models for larger devices - such as the iPhone 6 Plus and the Samsung Galaxy Note - in the future.


It is priced $99 (approximately Rs.6,000). Moreover, if you take a snap using the Prynt app, it will record a video of the moment before and after you click the photograph.

Print Photos From Your Smartphone, Wirelessly

It is a scanner and printer not much bigger than a smartphone. The SnapJet scans images directly from your smartphone screen and prints them out on Polaroid 300 or Fujifilm Instax paper.


"Smartphone displays like iPhone's retina display have achieved amazing resolutions and they are all carefully colour corrected. The light emitted from them could produce a beautiful print on instant film - if only there was a way to focus that light," writes the SnapJet team on its website.


"SnapJet combines vintage analog instant film and cutting-edge fibre optic technology to do just that. It is a modern reinvention of a beautiful, artistic and expressive medium," they added.


The makers claim a resolution of 1200 dots per inch (dpi) for the scanner. The sleek machine uses optical fibres instead of a lens to scan photos and is compatible with all phone sizes. Just place your phone face down on the Snapjet and it will finish the work.


The developers hope to make their next printer seven-mm thick and see to it that it does not require a charger. It is available for $129 (Rs.7,960) and shipping to India is only $18 (Rs.1,110). The makers hope to deliver it by December 2015 -- so it will take at least a year to get your hands on the product.

Thursday, 6 November 2014

First Lumia Smartphone With Microsoft Logo Is Here

Finally the Nokia phones are coming officially with Microsoft logo on its back panel.

Nokia had partnered Microsoft in 2011 to bring out the Lumia range of Smartphones, based on Windows Phone operating system (OS). Windows Phone is already the fastest-growing ecosystem in the Smartphone market and according to research firm IDC.

With the leaked images of a new Nokia handset without NOKIA logo , it was the first step where all Nokia Lumia series phones will now be known as ‘Microsoft Lumia’.


As reported by Robin Sinha of NDTV, the rear panel of the orange-coloured RM-1090 handset is seen with the Microsoft branding. The front panel features Microsoft branding on top of the display, alongside the front-facing camera.

The Microsoft's acquisition of Nokia's devices and services division for more than $7.5 billion was completed in April. The Redmond based company will however keep the Nokia brand name for entry-level phones, such as the Nokia 130, under a license agreement between the companies.

The Windows Phone 8.1-based RM-1090 handset on Tenaa is listed to feature a 5-inch qHD (540x960 pixels) display resolution. It offers dual-SIM support with 3G connectivity, a 1900mAh battery, and measures 140.2x72.4x9.3mm.

Check Out These 4 New Features For Gmail On Android

With the new Android Lollipop rolling out, the new changes on the Google apps and menus are expected. So, here are some of the changes on the gmail which is expected to make it easier for the user as compiled by the cNET.


# A Completely New Design

On the new Gmail, probably the first thing to cross your eyes would be the red stripe across the top. It comes with a slide-out menu on the left of the app which allows you to switch accounts by viewing the Gmail's categories that include Primary, Social, Promotions and Updates. The slide-out menu category now has an icon on it which makes it much easier to spot and browse through.


The new Gmail feels neater and looks like it’s been inspired by the new Android 5.0 Lollipop. More of the white space and the slimmer look, a small tweak to circular icons for the contacts gives a feeling of space with the new version being much roomier.

# Interacting with your inbox

Google has made very minor changes on the Gmail and will be easier to use.

As far as the changes on the inside are concerned, the compose button is placed now  in the lower right of the screen to enable the user to start writing emails immediately,  the reply buttons are now placed at the bottom of every email allowing users to finish reading the message click and reply instantaneously.


Another change is that the most common actions have been moved out of hidden app menus and into the Gmail app interface. On the inbox, there's a button at the top-right for quickly moving emails to a different folder and with the compose view the new attachment button is on the upper right.


# New options for swiping

On the old Gmail app it only gave you the option to delete emails with a swipe, but hidden new feature in the settings allows you to select how you want to deal with the new messages.

On the general settings, you now have a listing for the Gmail default action where you can set it to either ‘Archive’ to   save the emails in your account or Delete the email entirely. Based on your selection, every time you swipe an email, it will default to that setting.


 # An overall better way to Gmail

The new Gmail app isn’t going to turn the heads around with its new features but instead, many smaller changes refine the interface, making the experience easier. The new access to the other non-Gmail accounts is the best, which cuts down the number of apps you will need to open your email.

However, considering the whole new experience, it looks different, there's lot more space and it doesn't feel as small as before. But with more buttons moved out of menus and into the interface, the similar day to day actions would be easier and efficient for the users.


Google Nexus 9: The Android Powerhouse

The first tablet to run the Google's new Android 5.0 Lollipop is the Nexus 9. The design might not be very stunning but the Android Lollipop and the NVIDIA’s chipset on the tablet gives it the best boost ever.


Google joined hands with the HTC for the Nexus 9 to offer the best experience that users are looking for on a tablet, so let’s take a look at the tablet from its hardware to the software as compiled by the phone arena with some of the details from the Engadget too.

Monday, 3 November 2014

Not Lenovo, Xiaomi Now World's Third Largest Smartphone Maker

The Chinese Smartphone maker, Xiaomi is on the Top Five list of best selling phones in the market pushing Lenovo to the 4th position. Samsung still manages to be on top with declining sales every year.

With lots of new Chinese smartphone players in the market, the global phone shipments have gone above 300 million handsets for the second consecutive quarter year with lots of new phone launches and growth in the smartphone markets. So let’s take a look at the top manufacturers with their positions as per the reports by the rediff.com.



OPPO Launches 2 New Phones; Bets Big On India

Chinese handset maker OPPO considers India as a key strategic market for the company and is collaborating with Flipkart and Amazon for online sales of its products.


"In our global expansion, India is no doubt one of the key strategic markets. Right now, we are retailing in over 20 major cities and regions, mainly through multi-brand chains," OPPO India CEO Tom Lu told reporters during the launch of two smartphones, OPPO N3 and OPPO R5, by the company here.

Samsung Galaxy Devices Are The First Consumer Mobile Devices

Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. announced its solutions have been approved by the United States government as the first NIAP-validated consumer mobile devices to handle the full range of classified information. 


After completing ten Memoranda of Agreements (MOAs), the government added the Galaxy S4, Galaxy S5, Galaxy Note 3, Galaxy Note 4, Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014 Edition), Galaxy Note Edge, Galaxy Alpha, Galaxy Tab S 8.4, Galaxy Tab S 10.5 and the Galaxy IPSEC Virtual Private Network (VPN) Client to the Commercial Solutions for Classified (CSfC) Program Component List.

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