Monthly Archives: October 2011

ZTE Announces ‘The Next Hot Thing’ To Be Unveiled September 16th In New York

Aug 29th AT 8:55 PM
  

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September may mean the end of summer but in the tech world this is normally when the fun begins and this year is looking to be more eventful than ever with a host of new devices, press releases and events in the pipeline. The season kicks off on September 3rd with a special Samsung event in which we expect the unveiling of the Samsung Note 4, the Gear VR (virtual reality) headset and Gear Glass (Samsung’s take on Google’s glass). Not to mention we should also get a taste of the Gear S (Samsung’s third generation smartwatch) as well. Before we have time to recover from the Samsung flooding of newbies, on September 4th Motorola will launch their event bringing with it two new devices (Moto G and X) and the much anticipated Moto 360 smartwatch. If all of that was not enough then on September 5th Internationale Funkausstellung Berlin (IFA) will ‘officially’ commence. IFA is a global trade exhibition for consumer electronics where we are expecting even more announcements and releases from Sony, LG and Asus among many others.

By the end of IFA we will be full to the brim with new devices and releases and won’t be able to digest anymore electronics. Well, ZTE disagree and have decided to announce today they will hold their own event in New York on September 16th. ZTE is largely unknown in the US (compared to the other big names) although this year has seen a number of their devices starting to enter the US market with the ZTE Warp Sync and Nubia 5S Mini LTE which are budget smartphones, but equipped with reasonable specs. For the Android purists out there ZTE also released the ZTE Blade Vec 4G this year which came equipped with Android and powered by the Google Now Launcher.

So what is happening on September 16th? Well, in short we just don’t know yet. The announcement was made this morning and strangely over the video-sharing social network, Vine. The short video did not reveal any specifics or detailed information but instead consisted of a very quick animated invite which when opened prompts its audience to prepare for “the next hot thing”! What this will be will remain a mystery for now but certainly has sparked our interest. It’s one thing to launch a device after IFA but to also launch it via Vine suggests ZTE do have a game-plan in motion. For now, all eyes will be on IFA and the big releases but it might be worth holding out to see what ZTE have to offer on the 16th.

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YouTube Is Getting A Nice Little Update That Allows Video Queues For Chromecast

Aug 29th AT 8:44 PM
  

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The Chromecast gets better and better, and as it continues to grow and gain more functionality and app compatibility it only moves further and further towards the front line as one of the leading tools for streaming content to the big screen. YouTube is probably one of the more popular apps for Chromecast streaming content, and while the app has had the capability to set up video playlist queues for the Chromecast for some time, Google has just announced that the YouTube website is getting the same treatment soon, and will allow users to stream YouTube videos from their computer and set up those same queues. This should make streaming content much easier when using YouTube from the browser.

The new feature of the website was announced today so it would be nice to see it today, although realistically it will probably take the next few days for it to go live and for everyone to start noticing the changes that were made. If you primarily browse YouTube through the webpage either on your desktop or on something like your super handy and portable Chromebook, now you can queue up videos for streaming to the Chromecast in one single tab. Alongside this new feature to hold a single tab for video queues, YouTube is also changing some things on the face of the webpage, giving it a visual makeover of sorts, no doubt in accordance with the features they’re adding to freshen up the user experience a little more.

We can also expect to see some visual tweaks on video pages themselves, you may or may not have already noticed some of the differences, but once the update goes live everyone should be able to see that the video’s box that holds the description about the clip looks a little redesigned. Google is also making things easier to share to social media from the YouTube website, and you might have seen the changes to the share buttons that are now located on the left side of the page under the video panel instead of on the right where they used to hang out. The “share”, “add to”, and “more” buttons also look different than they did before. Keep in mind though that mostly the exciting thing is the update to allow a better Chromecast experience.

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YouTube Is Getting A Nice Little Update That Allows Video Queues For Chromecast

Aug 29th AT 8:44 PM
  

AH Youtube 1.5 youtube

The Chromecast gets better and better, and as it continues to grow and gain more functionality and app compatibility it only moves further and further towards the front line as one of the leading tools for streaming content to the big screen. YouTube is probably one of the more popular apps for Chromecast streaming content, and while the app has had the capability to set up video playlist queues for the Chromecast for some time, Google has just announced that the YouTube website is getting the same treatment soon, and will allow users to stream YouTube videos from their computer and set up those same queues. This should make streaming content much easier when using YouTube from the browser.

The new feature of the website was announced today so it would be nice to see it today, although realistically it will probably take the next few days for it to go live and for everyone to start noticing the changes that were made. If you primarily browse YouTube through the webpage either on your desktop or on something like your super handy and portable Chromebook, now you can queue up videos for streaming to the Chromecast in one single tab. Alongside this new feature to hold a single tab for video queues, YouTube is also changing some things on the face of the webpage, giving it a visual makeover of sorts, no doubt in accordance with the features they’re adding to freshen up the user experience a little more.

We can also expect to see some visual tweaks on video pages themselves, you may or may not have already noticed some of the differences, but once the update goes live everyone should be able to see that the video’s box that holds the description about the clip looks a little redesigned. Google is also making things easier to share to social media from the YouTube website, and you might have seen the changes to the share buttons that are now located on the left side of the page under the video panel instead of on the right where they used to hang out. The “share”, “add to”, and “more” buttons also look different than they did before. Keep in mind though that mostly the exciting thing is the update to allow a better Chromecast experience.

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Beach and mountain

Aug 29th AT 8:29 PM
  



hey guys here is an awesome looking home screen
apps : nova launcher / popup widget / media utilttes

if u like it hit love :D

link : https://www.dropbox.com/home/beach%20and%20mountain

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AH Primetime: Nexus X / Nexus 6 – What To Expect

Aug 29th AT 8:28 PM
  

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Many of you who love Android and are reading this, also appreciate Google’s Nexus line. Pure Android, great performance and timely updates are something that many people appreciate and thus the reason they buy Nexus phones year after year. There was some talk in the past that the Nexus line is or was going away and will be replaced with Android Silver in a way, but after some suspense those rumors dissipated. We’ve started seeing all kinds of new Nexus reports no matter if we’re talking about smartphones or tablets. Some people (and publications) think Nexus is still in business because Google’s Chief Business Officer, Nikesh Arora, left the company. Mr. Arora was the leading man within the company when it comes to Android Silver, that’s why many people think this has something to do with Nexus’ survival in a way. I personally don’t think Google ever considered killing off the Nexus line, Android Silver is one thing and Nexus something completely different. Nexus is a developer phone at its core, it is there to showcase new versions of Android and to be a guideline for developers when they’re coding / re-coding apps. Of course, there are many people around the world who appreciate the Nexus line and devices and are not developers, though those people are in general extremely tech-savy and appreciate vanilla versions of Android.

That being said, rumors started coming in a while back mentioning a Nexus 6 smartphone. Not long after that Android Police found something interesting in the Android Open Source Project’s database, a mysterious 5.9-inch device codenamed Motorola “Shamu”. Interesting enough, all Nexus devices thus far were named after small fish, codenamed that is. This was the first indication, and a rather good one, that Motorola will be making the upcoming Nexus device. Not long after that a new report came in stating that Google is calling this device Nexus X internally because of trademark issues. Many people were surprised with this report and a 5.9-inch display, luckily it seems there will either be a second 5.2-inch device or a 5.9-inch device never existed. Google’s Shamu device also appeared in AnTuTu benchmarks showing off a 5.2-inch screen.

Rumored specifications? Well, the latest rumors say that the device will sport a 5.9-inch QHD (2560 x 1440) display (keep in mind what I said about a 5.2-inch model) along with a Snapdragon 805 quad-core chip clocked at 2.7GHz and 3GB of RAM. Reports say that the device will sport a 13-megapixel camera (with OIS) on the back with a 2.1-megapixel shooter up front. These specifications actually sound great if you ask me, though I wonder how accurate they are. We have to keep in mind that this is a Nexus device after all and Google will probably want to keep the price as low as possible.

As you all probably know, Google lets the manufacturers design the device though it has to be in accordance with what they’re asking for. The Galaxy Nexus was designed by Samsung, thus it had a removable battery for example, Nexus 4 got its general design cues from the Optimus G and thus had a glass back and generally reminded us of that device etc. No doubt Motorola will add some of its own touches to the upcoming Nexus device, if it turns out they are its manufacturer of course. Unfortunately, we basically don’t know anything about the design, we do however hope that Motorola will include a dual front-facing set of speakers in this device though. Recent leaks showed us a screen protector of the upcoming Moto S (Shamu) device which has cutouts at the top and the bottom, which seemingly tell us speakers will be located there. It is rumored that the upcoming Nexus will be based on this device and thus perhaps sport front-facing speakers, oh please let it be true.

This brings me to software. Android “L”, Lemon Meringue Pie or whatever Google ends up calling it will quite probably find its way to this device. Nexus X / 6 / Shamu will probably be a poster child for Google’s upcoming operating system. This of course depends on whether Google will release its Nexus smartphone or tablet first, who knows, maybe they end up announcing them at the same time and thus both of those devices get to showcase the new OS at the same time. I won’t go into detail when it comes to Android “L” though, we’ve talked about it at length many times at this point. Material Design style / philosophy will be visible throughout the whole UI. It looks beautiful in my honest opinion (though I’m sure some of you will disagree) and Google promised us a better battery life through project “Volta” along with silky performance and tons of other stuff. Some reports even claimed some of Moto X’s features will find its way to the upcoming Nexus smartphone, though I really doubt that to be honest. Google would basically have to bake stuff like that into the OS itself and somehow I doubt they’ll do that, at least not in this version of Android. I do however hope I’m totally wrong and we see stuff like Active Notifications, Always-On Voice Recognition, etc.

And lastly, we come to the release date. Along with the Nexus X report came in yet another interesting rumor, that we’ll see this device launched this Halloween (+/- a few days). This makes all the sense in the world if you think about it, the only questions that remains is whether Google will hold a special event for this device or will we see yet another quiet launch like they did last year? I can’t exactly say “mark October 31st on your calendars” considering we’re not exactly sure that will be the date, but expect it to be launched around that timeframe as it seems like the most likely scenario. Would you prefer a 5.2-inch or 5.9-inch Nexus? Any additional thoughts?

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AH Primetime: Nexus X / Nexus 6 – What To Expect

Aug 29th AT 8:28 PM
  

AH Nexus Logo Android Headlines

Many of you who love Android and are reading this, also appreciate Google’s Nexus line. Pure Android, great performance and timely updates are something that many people appreciate and thus the reason they buy Nexus phones year after year. There was some talk in the past that the Nexus line is or was going away and will be replaced with Android Silver in a way, but after some suspense those rumors dissipated. We’ve started seeing all kinds of new Nexus reports no matter if we’re talking about smartphones or tablets. Some people (and publications) think Nexus is still in business because Google’s Chief Business Officer, Nikesh Arora, left the company. Mr. Arora was the leading man within the company when it comes to Android Silver, that’s why many people think this has something to do with Nexus’ survival in a way. I personally don’t think Google ever considered killing off the Nexus line, Android Silver is one thing and Nexus something completely different. Nexus is a developer phone at its core, it is there to showcase new versions of Android and to be a guideline for developers when they’re coding / re-coding apps. Of course, there are many people around the world who appreciate the Nexus line and devices and are not developers, though those people are in general extremely tech-savy and appreciate vanilla versions of Android.

That being said, rumors started coming in a while back mentioning a Nexus 6 smartphone. Not long after that Android Police found something interesting in the Android Open Source Project’s database, a mysterious 5.9-inch device codenamed Motorola “Shamu”. Interesting enough, all Nexus devices thus far were named after small fish, codenamed that is. This was the first indication, and a rather good one, that Motorola will be making the upcoming Nexus device. Not long after that a new report came in stating that Google is calling this device Nexus X internally because of trademark issues. Many people were surprised with this report and a 5.9-inch display, luckily it seems there will either be a second 5.2-inch device or a 5.9-inch device never existed. Google’s Shamu device also appeared in AnTuTu benchmarks showing off a 5.2-inch screen.

Rumored specifications? Well, the latest rumors say that the device will sport a 5.9-inch QHD (2560 x 1440) display (keep in mind what I said about a 5.2-inch model) along with a Snapdragon 805 quad-core chip clocked at 2.7GHz and 3GB of RAM. Reports say that the device will sport a 13-megapixel camera (with OIS) on the back with a 2.1-megapixel shooter up front. These specifications actually sound great if you ask me, though I wonder how accurate they are. We have to keep in mind that this is a Nexus device after all and Google will probably want to keep the price as low as possible.

As you all probably know, Google lets the manufacturers design the device though it has to be in accordance with what they’re asking for. The Galaxy Nexus was designed by Samsung, thus it had a removable battery for example, Nexus 4 got its general design cues from the Optimus G and thus had a glass back and generally reminded us of that device etc. No doubt Motorola will add some of its own touches to the upcoming Nexus device, if it turns out they are its manufacturer of course. Unfortunately, we basically don’t know anything about the design, we do however hope that Motorola will include a dual front-facing set of speakers in this device though. Recent leaks showed us a screen protector of the upcoming Moto S (Shamu) device which has cutouts at the top and the bottom, which seemingly tell us speakers will be located there. It is rumored that the upcoming Nexus will be based on this device and thus perhaps sport front-facing speakers, oh please let it be true.

This brings me to software. Android “L”, Lemon Meringue Pie or whatever Google ends up calling it will quite probably find its way to this device. Nexus X / 6 / Shamu will probably be a poster child for Google’s upcoming operating system. This of course depends on whether Google will release its Nexus smartphone or tablet first, who knows, maybe they end up announcing them at the same time and thus both of those devices get to showcase the new OS at the same time. I won’t go into detail when it comes to Android “L” though, we’ve talked about it at length many times at this point. Material Design style / philosophy will be visible throughout the whole UI. It looks beautiful in my honest opinion (though I’m sure some of you will disagree) and Google promised us a better battery life through project “Volta” along with silky performance and tons of other stuff. Some reports even claimed some of Moto X’s features will find its way to the upcoming Nexus smartphone, though I really doubt that to be honest. Google would basically have to bake stuff like that into the OS itself and somehow I doubt they’ll do that, at least not in this version of Android. I do however hope I’m totally wrong and we see stuff like Active Notifications, Always-On Voice Recognition, etc.

And lastly, we come to the release date. Along with the Nexus X report came in yet another interesting rumor, that we’ll see this device launched this Halloween (+/- a few days). This makes all the sense in the world if you think about it, the only questions that remains is whether Google will hold a special event for this device or will we see yet another quiet launch like they did last year? I can’t exactly say “mark October 31st on your calendars” considering we’re not exactly sure that will be the date, but expect it to be launched around that timeframe as it seems like the most likely scenario. Would you prefer a 5.2-inch or 5.9-inch Nexus? Any additional thoughts?

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Microsoft Launches New OneDrive App for Android and It’s Surprisingly Good

Aug 29th AT 8:14 PM
  

Competition has been good for consumers in the cloud storage industry.

Today, consumers have a number of good options when it comes to cloud storage services. Google Drive, Dropbox, OneDrive, and even Apple’s iCloud all offer competitive pricing and generous storage options.

Microsoft has proven to be one of the industry’s fiercest competitors. And after releasing its revamped Android app today, Microsoft looks more competitive than other.onedrive 2

Consumer and business OneDrive accounts have been merged

The biggest change with the updated OneDrive is that the Business and Consumer OneDrive departments have merged.

Why is that a big deal? Well, the OneDrive for Business service had very little to do with OneDrive for consumers. It was simply a cloud storage feature available with Office 365 and SharePoint.

However, the new Android update has unified those two services into one single Android OneDrive app.

What does that mean? Well, it means you can now access your work and personal files from a single interface and a single app (previously, you needed two apps).

However, your work and personal lives will remain separated.

Those who care about mobile security will also be happy to note that Microsoft has added a four digit PIN service to OneDrive, which makes it easy to protect your files from unwanted visitors – even if those unwanted visitors already have access to your phone.

Most users have chosen a cloud storage service. But that doesn’t mean you can’t try out a few others. You can download the new OneDrive app for Android today from here.



Rumor: HTC Preparing To Launch Two Wearables Devices Next Month

Aug 29th AT 7:58 PM
  

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By the time we hit the holidays, we’ll be swimming in so many wearables that we won’t know what to do with ourselves. As the first two Android Wear smartwatches launched earlier this summer, we’re due for a following from Motorola with the Moto 360 here soon as it’s believed to be getting shown off next week. Samsung launched the Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo earlier this year in the Spring, and they just unveiled their new smartwatch the Gear S, which was supposed to be shown off at IFA next week as well. LG is also set to launch their new Android Wear smartwatch the G Watch R, which they unveiled recently, and ASUS as well as many others are set to lift the curtain on their wearables.

HTC is included in this grouping of OEMs attempting to get their wearables to market, and the most recent rumor is that HTC is not going to be launching just one wearable next month, but two wearable devices for us to ponder throwing our money at. Smartwatches and wearables are still trying to find their footing in the eye of mass consumers, and perhaps something we see from HTC will be one of the devices to accomplish the task of grabbing the attention of the mainstream market. The news of the rumor comes from Upleaks, a lesser known tipster who leaks tidbits about our favorite electronics via Twitter.

There aren’t a whole lot of details in Upleaks Tweets, but he does seem to mention a few pieces of information that are worth paying attention to. He mentions the alleged names(model numbers?)of the two HTC smartwatches, referring to the HTC CWZ smartwatch, powered by none other than Android Wear according to Upleaks, which he states is coming to multiple regions including the U.S. sometime in September. He also mentions in another tweet, the HTC WWY smartwatch coming in September, which he later follows up with a tweet stating that it might actually be more of a fitness tracker like Samsung did with the Gear Fit. Whether or not any of this information turns out to be true or not remains to be confirmed, but we won’t have to wait long to figure any of that out as IFA is just around the corner and only days away.

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Sword art XT Zooperwidget

Aug 29th AT 7:45 PM
  


my SAO zooperwidget template
clock hour/minutes rotate only at 90° on separated side,battery, weather plus simple music control.
hope you like it! ☺

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Niantic Labs Releases Teaser Trailer For Season 2 Of The Web Series Ingress Obsessed

Aug 29th AT 7:36 PM
  

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If you’re a fan of Ingress from the famed Niantic Labs, than you may already know of the Ingress Obsessed web series that has already gone through season one. If you follow the series, you may know that it’s about to debut season 2 in the near future, and today Ingress and the team at Google’s Niantic Labs has just released a preview teaser trailer of the upcoming season 2 of Ingress Obsessed, which premiers on September 2nd. If you have never heard of Ingress Obsessed before, it chronicles the Ingress adventures of two sister agents who play Ingress together, as they begin a journey that can keep them connected even from across the country.

Ingress Obsessed is a web series that Niantic Labs debuted earlier this year, which is a player driven web series that focuses on the two Ingress player sister agents Rebecca B(rbfly)and Christina S(Wrenagade) during their early adventures playing the game and learning the ins and outs, although the entire web series follows teams of players from different locales and displays the adventures and challenges that teams and players overcome, as they embark in a hugely popular game that forces them to interact with the world outside around them. Ingress is a masterpiece for the way it has brought many people together to work as a team and interact with one another, people who have never met, people who may have never given the time of day to travel around to get to some of the locations where Ingress portals exist had the game not been introduced. Ingress Obsessed displays all of this and gives a real world look into the lives of those who play the game, and just how awesome it is.

Ingress is massive on a global scale, and it only grows now that iOS users are able to get involved. Ingress Obsessed opened up to the world some of the most epic moments between players with the transatlantic mission that took place in Florida earlier this summer, called operation Megalodon, as well as operation Emerald Fire that took place around the same time, which required enlightened agents to complete an objective that could only be reached by boat and dirtbikes in southern California. If you haven’t yet begun to check out Ingress Obsessed but you do play Ingress(whether a veteran of the game or a newcomer)now is as good of a time as any to get caught up with season 1 as season 2 is nearing its premiere. Stay safe out there agents, and don’t forget to check out the season 2 teaser trailer below.

Click here to view the embedded video.

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