September 26, 2013




More photos are snapped every year on smartphones now than traditional cameras, a dramatic shift. The images have gotten surprisingly good, and they're so easy to share.
So when Apple introduced the new iPhone 5s with a greatly improved camera that it said was the best ever, Los Angeles based tech columnist Jefferson Graham decided to take it out to see how it compares with two other hot models.
The recent Nokia Lumia 1020 Windows Phone has the most advanced camera features ever seen on a smartphone — a 41-megapixel sensor (twice as many as any top consumer camera) and oodles of manual adjustments any pro would love. And the Samsung Galaxy S4 is the top rival to the iPhone, with a generous 13-megapixel camera.

Let's start with the specs:
IPHONE 5S: The new camera has the same 8 megapixels as before, but Apple says individual pixels are more mega than competitors'. Each pixel is larger — up 15% from the iPhone 5. Additionally, the new iPhone 5s has a larger lens opening, at f. 2.2, up from 2.4. That means better ability to shoot in low light (evenings, parties, indoors). New features include "burst mode" — hold your finger on the shutter and shoot up to 100 images in fast succession (good for getting a perfect shot of a moving baby or dog) — slow motion for video and a new dual flash system that gives 2 LED lights for what promises to be a more flattering image. Exposure control: all automatic. The phone comes with 16, 32 or 64 gigabytes of internal memory, and has a 4-inch screen with 1136x640 resolution.
SAMSUNG GALAXY S4: The 13-megapixel camera has 12 shooting modes, including automatic, panorama, night shot, sports and others. Exposure is all automatic. The phone comes with 16 or 32 gigabytes of memory. You can add storage via a micro-SD card. The phone has a 5-inch screen, with 1920x1080 resolution.
NOKIA LUMIA 1020: The whopping 41-megapixel sensor (a dual sensor with 41 megapixels for the bigger "pro" files and 5 megapixels for the smaller "auto" versions) is supported by a sharp f 2.2 lens by renowned German lens manufacturer Carl Zeiss and both auto and full manual controls. Every other smartphone camera we've ever used has been fully automatic, leaving little choice to the photographer. On the Lumia, you can adjust the white balance, shutter speed and focus. The device comes with 32 GB of internal memory. But the full-resolution images can be 10 megabytes or higher, and memory will go fast. There's no slot to add memory. The phone has a 4.5-inch screen with 1280x768 resolution.
for testing Jefferson clicked some pics, below is the final result

• The Galaxy has great specs and the best HD screen we've seen on a phone, but we weren't blown away by the overall photographic results. Shots in broad daylight were fine, and we liked the color rendition at Tuttle's, but low-light was so poor and sharpness less than the others we have to grade this at No. 3.
• As a photographer, the Lumia should be my overall winner. It certainly is in sharpness and low light. But I didn't like the controls; the phone is heavier than comparable competitors; and the white-balance issues were bothersome. Potential purchasers should note the lack of apps available for the phone — 150,000 Microsoft says, vs. nearly 1 million for iOS and Android. That's still a lot of apps. but notable omissions include the world's most popular photo app, Instagram, along with Vine, Camera+ and Snapchat.
• We didn't expect to put the new iPhone at the top of the list. It's just a basic, point-and-shoot camera. But beyond the extreme low-light example, the iPhone produced the most consistent, best overall results — amazing stuff for a feature tacked onto a device built for e-mail, Web surfing and phone calls. The images weren't as ultra-sharp as the Lumia's, but they were extremely sharp; they had better color in more situations and great results nine out of 10 times. The camera was a joy to use, and while the screen size of the phone isn't as impressive as either the Galaxy or Lumia for viewing, the final results are what matter the most.

Posted on Thursday, September 26, 2013 by Admin

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September 25, 2013

BlackBerry has halted its global release of BBM (BlackBerry Messenger) version for Android and iPhone platforms. What you may have downloaded or are going to download, is a fake (probably malicious) application.



What’s going on?Back in May, BlackBerry managed to raise quite a lot of eyebrows, when it declared that Android and iPhones users would be able to get their hands on BBM. The Canadian-based company had announced that, the roll-out of BBM for Android users will begin from September 21 and for iPhone users, from September 22. But it looks like, the grand event has encountered a show stopper. BlackBerry has halted the official launch of the messenger for both Android and iPhone platforms. Apparently, an unreleased version of BBM for Android was leaked online, before the official launch. Reportedly, within the first 8 hours of this unofficial release, the company has recorded about 1.1 million activations.
Unofficial Android BBM to be blockedThis hiccup triggered by the unofficial release is bad news for Android users. BlackBerry has declared that the unofficial Android version of the app will be disabled. Users who have already installed the app, would have to visitwww.BBM.com, to register themselves for updates on the release of the official BBM for Android.
Steer Clear of Fake BBM appsIf you search for BBM on Google Play, you may find multiple apps claiming to be from BlackBerry. As tempting as it might be to install one of them, hold your horses before you do so. The app, definitely a fake, will also be packed with malicious elements.
BlackBerry has declared that as soon as they fix the issue, they will begin to roll-out the BBM app worldwide. However, it has not given any fixed timeline. So, until then, let’s take the “wait and watch” approach.
A Word of Advice for our ReadersEven when the official release of BBM does happen, readers are advised to review the permissions asked by the app, and confirm the news from BlackBerry’s official website. Also, they must go through the ratings and comments posted by other users. This is because, when the official app makes it entry into the Android arena, we wager a slew of fake apps will also follow.
Read more about this news here on the official BlackBerry blog.

Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 by Admin

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September 23, 2013

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ICICI Bank

HDFC  Bank

citibank India

PNB - Punjab National Bank

Posted on Monday, September 23, 2013 by Admin

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Reports about a critical loophole in the iOS 7 software update with video evidence raises concerns for iOS device owners.



Apple recently released the iOS 7 software update with totally new user interface and features. While users are still getting accustomed to the new look and feel, security researchers have found a loophole in the iOS 7. A video showing a lockscreen flaw in iOS 7 devices has raised a concern about their security. AllThingsD reported that Apple has acknowledged the flaw and is working on a fix for the iOS 7 lockscreen hack.

Recently released iOS 7 software update is available for iOS devices to enjoy the new user experience and features. Meanwhile, the age old lockscreen hack still exists on the iOS 7. This hack works by accessing the Control Center from the lockscreen and then loading the camera with quick toggle. The lockscreen hack allows accessing the new multi-tasking menu.
Apple has reached out to acknowledge the flaw, 'Apple takes user security very seriously. We are aware of this issue, and will deliver a fix in a future software update.'

Posted on Monday, September 23, 2013 by Admin

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September 22, 2013

Speculations of Samsung's next-generation Galaxy smartphone have gained traction, shortly after the Korean tech giant revealed its flagship Galaxy Note 3 phablet along with the much awaited smartwatch, Samsung Galaxy Gear earlier this month.


Samsung has been criticised for its use of plastic smartphone cases which were considered cheap by many tech pundits. The company is reportedly planning to change its design philosophy by incorporating an aluminum frame for its next iteration, Galaxy S5.

According to design concepts and patent on designs shown by samsungsvi.com, Galaxy S5 will come with a sleek profile and do away with the plastic chassis. The smartphone is expected to come with a plethora of high-end features and specifications under the hood.

Below are five expected features of Samsung Galaxy S5, which is rumoured for a global launch in 2014.

64-bit Chip processor: Samsung has revealed that its future devices will be equipped with a faster 64-bit chip Exynos processor, according to galaxysv.com. Currently, Apple's recently launched iPhone 5S is the only existing device to carry an A7 64-bit chipset.

Android 4.4 KitKat OS: The upcoming Android 4.4 KitKat OS is expected to make its debut on Galaxy S5. Few features which might come with Android 4.4 KitKat is lower RAM usage, battery saving, Bluetooth 4.0, low-energy usage, new interface and visualisation tweaks.

16 Megapixel Camera:  Galaxy S5 may come with a 16-megapixel camera sensor with optical image stabilisation, reported Android Beat citing Korean website ETNews.

4K Video recording:  Galaxy S5 is rumoured to come with a 4K video recording feature. Since the recently launched Galaxy Note 3 is the first device to bring 4K video recording to customers, chances are that Galaxy S5 may also bring the new level of HD recording, according to Design Trend.

IGZO Screen Display: Earlier this year, Phonearena reported that Samsung has been spending a whopping $110 million on getting Sharp's IGZO screen technology. With this groundbreaking innovation, one can expect the high-resolution thin panels to be fitted inside Galaxy S5

Posted on Sunday, September 22, 2013 by Admin

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