BEST PHONES OF 2013

BEST PHONES OF 2013

A review is coming soon for all these phones, watch this space..

Samsung App Dev Challenge

Samsung App Dev Challenge

Anyone interested in App Development the samsung challenge, is a proper platform for exposure and growth in the field of Mobile technology
check out the page via this link
http://developer.samsung.com/ssac2013/main.do

Instagram(facebook).. launches video-sharing Mode to rival Twitter’s Vine app

Well am sure you’re all aware facebook bought instagram for around 1 BILLION Dollars sometime back and it looks like the greedy social media giant is hungry for more. This time they’re going at it their sole rivals Twitter(VINE) in a video app warfare.

If you haven’t had about vine, dont worry i’ll let you know

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Vine is a mobile app that enables its users to create and post video clips. Video clips created with Vine have a maximum length of 6 seconds and can be shared or embedded on social networking services such as Twitter—which acquired the app in October 2012—and Facebook. Though Vine was initially available only for iOS devices, Twitter is working on bringing the app to other platforms. Vine for Android was released on June 3, 2013 for devices with Android version 4.0 or higher. *COURTESY WIKIPEDIA*

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Instagram launched a video-sharing tool on Thursday, in a move that will place the Facebook-owned company in direct competition with Vine, the Twitter-backed video app.

Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom made the announcement at Facebook’s Menlo Park headquarters in California, promising that Instagram video would incorporate “everything we know and love about Instagram, but it moves

Users can record video in instalments – just a few seconds or tenths of seconds at a time – in a format that looks similar to that of Vine, the six-second looping video tool which was launched by Twitter in January.

Vine was initially only available for iPhone, before an Android version launched this month. Instagram video appears to have bested it by launching immediately on both platforms.

Instagram videos do not “loop” in the same way as Vines, but the Instagram format offers users up to 15 seconds of recording time instead of the sometimes-limiting six seconds on Vine.

Instagram’s popularity was in part based on the special filters users could impose over their pictures, and Instagram video has similar capabilities – with 13 specially created filters available to process video.

“We’re excited to see what the community will bring to video, whether it’s your local cafe showing you just how they made your latte art this morning, or an Instagrammer on the other side of the world taking you on a tour of their city, a mother sharing her joys in parenting as her children laugh and play, or your favorite athlete taking you behind the scenes,” Systrom wrote in his blogpost, linking to examples of Instagram video in action.One of the benefits Instagram video will have over Vine is that it already has a dedicated audience. Instagram has 130m active users, Systrom said at the unveiling, with 1bn likes a day. Vine, which Twitter bought for $30m, launched as a new app in January, with users having to build followers from scratch.

Am looking forward to seeing how far Facebook/instagram are willing to take this video app rivalry..will the have their  own version of VINE ROULETTE and call it INSTAGRAM ROULETTE?? We’ll have to wait and see

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CHECK OUT VINE ROULETTE >>>> http://www.vineroulette.com/

WHAT FACEBOOK AND GOOGLE HIDE FROM THE WORLD

*PLEASE WATCH THE VIDEO*
*IT’S SELF-EXPLANATORY*

TechRadar- BEST GAMES OF E3 2013

Techradar makes an interesting compilation of the most outstanding games of E3..which i must say they made some good pick..bt as long “Watchdogs” is there am GOOD..

APPS OF THE WEEK (SECURITY)

This week we look at the safety of our devices, Security Apps. Life in Nairobi can be particularly difficult especially when owing an awesome smartphone, the possibilities of getting robbed/jacked are unpredictable. One has to device ways of avoiding the debacle or sad demise of losing their phone.

I’ve managed to give you a small review of  the best Security Apps out there

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1. LOOKOUT SECURITY AND ANTIVIRUS

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Lookout offers essential protection against all the bad stuff that can happen to your phone or tablet, like malware & viruses, loss, and theft.

This app is so awesome, an example would be losing your phone in a matatu and not knowing what to do. Not to worry, especially if your lost phone had a secondary camera, the app goes ahead to take a “sniper” photo of the culprit and eventually sends the image to your email, and once you fully identify the thief, one can then report to the police for further assistance

Lookout’s security features are FREE, but for complete protection, upgrade to Lookout Premium. All downloads include a FREE two-week trial of Lookout Premium with no credit card required. At the end of the trial you can keep the free version of the app for as long as you like.

2.CERBERUS

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Cerberus is a complete anti-theft application, the best protection you can get to recover your misplaced, lost or stolen Android device.

It has three ways to protect your device:
– Remote control through the website http://www.cerberusapp.com
– Remote control via text messages
– SIM Checker (for devices that have a SIM card): you will automatically receive alerts if someone uses your phone with an unauthorized SIM

CHECK THEM OUT AT THE ANDROID MARKET USING THESE LINKS:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.lsdroid.cerberus&feature=search_result#?t=W251bGwsMSwxLDEsImNvbS5sc2Ryb2lkLmNlcmJlcnVzIl0.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.lookout&feature=related_apps#?t=W251bGwsMSwxLDEwOSwiY29tLmxvb2tvdXQiXQ..

Winners And Losers So Far

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Amazing Rasberry Pi

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This amazing micro computer designed by two Cambridge tech gurus, doesn’t have a screen or Keyboard has sold over a million units in its 1st 12 months..Meet The Raspberry Pi

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Devised, designed and now built in the UK, this Device has become a worldwide success story.

The two designers expected to sell only 10,000 units but it sold 100 times more

SPECS

The GPU provides Open GL ES 2.0, hardware-accelerated OpenVG, and 1080p30 H.264 high-profile decode.

The GPU is capable of 1Gpixel/s, 1.5Gtexel/s or 24 GFLOPs of general purpose compute and features a bunch of texture filtering and DMA infrastructure.

That is, graphics capabilities are roughly equivalent to Xbox 1 level of performance. Overall real world performance is something like a 300MHz Pentium 2, only with much, much swankier graphics.

It also has a HDMI port to support ones HD needs, inlcuding HD SOUND.

It doesnt have an On/Off switch its basic Plug and Play.

Samsung Makes Fun of Apple(Advert)

This video is not recent, but im putting it for those who havent seen it yet.

E3 2013

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For those of you who are not familiar with the TERM E3, its basically ELECTRONIC ENTERTAINMENT EXPO. Its  HUGE an annual 3day (11th-13th) For Tech Lovers, Game Lovers who gather once every year to Review, Highlight, Discuss and Showcase whats hot and new in the Gaming and Tech World. So far we have seen Sony and Microsoft unveil their new Powerful consoles, i don’t know who won that  battle but time will tell.

The games being displayed in this years E3, are mindblowing. Games to look out for this year  include: WATCHDOGS, THE DIVISION, THE CREW, ASSASINS’S CREED 4 , FIFA 14, KILLER INSTINCT (FOR XBOX ONE).

Stay tuned for video reviews of these exciting games..

 

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