May 16, 2013

Google play Services announced at GDC 2013

The Google play services is the new and improved Game services by Google announced at the 2013 Google Developers Conference.

I/LoJack for Laptops 
This Annual conference is attending by young developers and press from the tech community agar to find out what is the next big thing what is the next special feature from a smartphone, a app and in Google's case what is new for Google maps what is new in chrome  what is new in android.  I sat at desk and partially watched day one of the keynotes speeches. and yes they kept them really short. I guess that is why they are keynotes. They all have such deep accents too.
Ever speaker for the first part of the keynotes were talking so fast i could hardly keep up. Most of the time they seem to have been talking about features that i already used on my android device. They got rid of some boat that was not needed like the Google messenger, Google chat that no one use any way. The G+ page got some improvement and the Google hangout also got a face-lift with the G+ page.

Would you believe that out of the seven or so billion people in the world. 900 million of them are subscribed to the android platform. OMG Google, what are you trying to do take over the world like pinky and the brain. I guess the hint was when i learned that the game developer team member were called jet-brains.LOL.
I laugh at my own jokes. 

May 8, 2013

The Samsung galaxy S4 IR function

Amazing, the way that Samsung as done the ir function of the Galaxy S4. The IR port function on the Galaxy S4 is that remote control capability of this phone. The Samsung Galaxy S4 is also more than a smart phone. This S4 is also a device that can replace you standard remote control.
Samsung is not the first device that allows you to do this type of thing. There are apps from the app store that allows the Ipad or iphone to do this as well
Have you seen the iPad mini yet? We're giving you the reasons you've got to get one! # 2 is a no brainer!
The Ipad does this all. Not as the S4 thou. Samsung has incorperate this functionality more into the hardware parts of the S4.Samsung made this small added function that may change the way people are now using their smart phone devices.
More and more smart phones are completely becoming a full functioning part of your life.
Do i like this Ir function? Not fully yet. I am not fully comfortable with using my smart phone as my remote control, because i use it already for so many other things, It is not that convenient for me.
I don't think it is a bad idea, some people may find it fits there life more than i do.
With the Samsung S4, It is possible to control your TV with your phone. I am not sure if this is possible for all bands and types of television... The Samsung Galaxy S4 have all the functionality of a standard universal remote added to its features. That may be one more thing might win your love for the device. Many people who used to be strong Apple defenders are now saying they love this Galaxy and have teleported over to the Samsung android dimension. All because of the new Samsung features Once you have programmed your phone to be a remote control. You may use it the same way as a standard remote. Changing channel, increasing the volume, viewing program schedules. Wait ... you can't view program schedules on most universal remote, can you?

May 2, 2013

HTC one Worse phone on the market?

Is the HTC one worth your money?  Lets take a look, at some of what the HTC one is offering. For starters... The HTC one, try to be the thin phone; that everyone is bragging on. Well, yes it is thin. Not the thinnest phone on the market up today. There are several phones that are thinner.(IPhone 5,Samsung S4) Just to name a few. Therefore the HTC one is not, the thinnest phone out there. This phone is very thin none the less.
The network capabilities are sub par? Because of the dynamic network choices... The HTC one is able to connect to almost all wireless network hotspot even LTE where it is available. This is a standard requirement for new phones in 2013 to compete in the LTE market.. Therefore HTC is nothing special in that aspect.

The display of the HTC one, is smaller than most; new phones that are out now. Even smaller than the Samsung S4,  the iphone 5, that have been out for some time before the HTC one.
The screen display on the HTC one is good quality. One of the only 1080p display with over 460 ppi. The Htc one is running out in front with this display; even the Samsung S4, with a 1080p display, does not have the amount of ppi of the HTC one. Samsung is not close enough to be in the same category. With a little over 440ppi.  This is where the HTC one out shines; many smart phones that are out right now. The display is definitively impressive, in viewing quality. Which makes up for the lacking in size. I guess you compromise with that sore of thing.

The HTC one "feels really good and solid to hold" is a quote from a tech reviewer. I may agree with that statement. I also like the aluminium case. Seem to be more durable, and it makes the phone feel rugged, like if dropped it, it will with stand a good fall. So it would be fair to say that the phone is rugged in the way it feels.

The Gyroscope makes for some fun gaming experiences. They are so far unmatched by any other phone, that i have used for mobile gaming. If you have the HTC one. Try playing any need-for-speed game that you have that require using the phone to turn and control the experience. You would love it!. This HTC one shine  in this department. If you play games? you will love this very much.
So i am slowly noticing that the HTC one, has some good qualities  To answer the question... No!, HTC one, is not the worse phone on the market.  It actually out performs and does many thing better that other phone with more hype. One of which was the sound quality, while gaming, or even just listening, to some songs play on the phone. The speakers, were louder than any phone. I have never heard, or have I owned a phone that sound this way. After hearing the sound quality and volume, of the HTC one, I was sold. I wanted the phone just for that. Which was kinda funny; Because, up to that point, i did not even make one phone call, and didn't know if the thing could even make phone calls, It was better than the mp3 player that i already owned.

I made some calls, and was pleased, to know that  the speakers worked well, with phone calls also. The sounds, came in clear, there were no complains; from the other end. Only, one small thing, gets annoying for me, it is some parts of the software. Other people may like it. This is just a personal annoyance, getting notifications, from Facebook when i turn on the phone. It was just a small annoyance, till i just signed out of the Facebook app.
The HTC one uses Android 4.2 jelly bean, with a HTC skin. That i find intuitive; very smooth and easy to work with, and understand. After using it once or twice, going through the settings. I picked up on, the theme really quick. Many options for home screen, to choose from, and add to customizing.
Now that, i have gotten to see what this phone can do. It is the opposite. I can say HTC one is one of the best phones on the market with no reservations.

Review of the Samsung Galaxy S4

So far, The Galaxy S4 is an impressive phone. I can tell it is an upgrade on the Galaxy S3 for sure.  The S4 as a more sophisticated feel to it, for starters. Even thou the S4 is only a little bigger than the S3 sources and tech reviewers are claiming that they don't feel much of a difference. They are not complaining. They actually thing that the S4 is a slightly smaller version of the Galaxy Note 2, which is another impressive phone from the Samsung library.
The Galaxy S4 and the Galaxy S3 as very similar button and port layout. This as not changed that much. You will not need to search too hard to find the volume, power buttons or where to put your charging cables. So if you have the S3 now, The S4 would be a smooth transition.
Just as advertised. You will have the ability to easily change batteries, by removing the back cover if you need to replace the battery for any reason.
The S4 software platform is Jelly bean 4.2. Upgrade from the 4.1 on the S3,with several new feature in the way the software performs,  and offers a wide array of customization for the look and feel of your new phone. I also see many of the Google features incorporated in the software, which is very understandable since the O.S. is written by Google.  Which also makes the S4 seamless  with any other services that you use from the  Google market/playstore.

The camera on this phone is definitely one of the best cameras out for smart phones to date and it shows in performance. As you may know there is a camera on both sides of the phone. I am referring to the rare facing camera which is a 13 megapixel camera. Coupled with some of Samsung's Trademark camera features. This camera shines with quality pictures, good clear zooming that minimal pix elation hardly noticeable at all. Samsung added some feature to the camera app that are just quite notable to say the least. since no other smart phones do what this camera allows you to do with your phone. these feature are typically found in high quality photo editing software. One function allows you to make gifs with a snippet of video. There was an app that the iPhone used to do this also and Samsung incorporated it well in the camera features of this phone.

I may have mention this feature in previous post on this blog. The Air view feature still impresses me, by allowing the use of many features without actually touching the screen,of your. But, by merely just hover over the screen, with your fingers, to manipulate what is on the display. You would not need worry of getting greasy paw prints, on you screen, if that is a concern. You are able to turn all the smart features on or off, that work with this software. The one that i think would be liked most, is the automatic scrolling. You may use this, if you are looking for a specific part in an article; That your are reading online, or even, a page in a book; That you are reading on your phone. If you look away the, screen pauses itself; It resumes when you are looking back at the screen. While all these feature can be helpful. You can simply turn them off, when you are not using them.

The Galaxy S4 has  a LED display. means you have better power consumption and a wider range of illumination This is a HD screen also. With 1920x1080 screen display.The spec super AMOLED HD with a Snap dragon processor gpu powerful enough to handle the clear crisp screen quality. Generating 441 ppi of sharp images, defined curves and text lettering, smooth video viewing, and just a pleasing view for the eyeballs. This with air gesture/air view, makes this phone a good upgrade.
The negative about this display is that it has a dull look when viewing outside under direct sun light, It gives better quality viewing inside or at nighttime.

Overall i would recommend this phone only for the display and the gesture hands free controls.  Those are the only significant feature about this phone that are different from what can be done with the S3. There are better phones out now that are good performers and will be a good buy. I donot think the Samsung S4 is a must have, If you already have the S3. So my recomendation would be to wait till something better comes along, and in the meantime you just need to upgrade you S3 software to 4.2 jelly bean, if didnot already do that.


May 1, 2013

Gaming Computers

I want one. Over the years, i have seen many computers. My first computer was a Macintosh. Nothing fancy    at all. I can barely remember what it had in it. I work for a year or something like that. I spent very little money on anything because i wanted a computer for myself. We had a home computer for the family to use. At that time, Big ideas was all in my head. I knew i wanted to do drawing and designs.
The computer that i bought was brand new. In the late 80s to early 90s computers cost as much as a good used car a desktop could run you any where in the $1800 range and going up. At that time i had no car, yet i saved to get a computer.Now computers are more affordable in windows operating systems and more variety. Quality thou. still come at a slightly high cost.  There are more people involve in gaming now . computer games have always been around, in the 
ASUS 17.3" Gaming Laptop, 3rd Gen. Intel Core i7-3630QM 2.4GHz, 16GB DDR3, 3GB NVIDIA GTX 670MX, Blu-ray Player/DVDRW - $1,449.99, Normally 1,529.99.  the things that makes a good gaming system. To get a gaming system that is rugged and be able to handle the rendering and responsiveness of gaming environment, brings back these  memories of my first computer for me. A gaming computer means a quality computer. It rely on what is inside and not how much is inside. I good bawse gaming laptop just needs, at first a good graphic card with at least 2 gb of memory takes some of the burden off the processor. Next you will need a reliable processor something with compatible speeds to the graphic card, Remember
these key things in building or buying a computer. Keep components like processor, graphics card and mother board especially at the highest speed, they will be the back bone of you system. I would try to find some thing with an sdd instead of hdd, for low heat and most quietness  I don't really think a good computer needs to be heard all the way across the room.
  The Asus Republic is    

not a bad choice of part selection. The price thous is over kill. Yes it is a laptop and more convenient to take with you on the road. I would buy the slightly cheaper    

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