Announcements

HTC recently sent out invitations for this year’s Mobile World Congress(MWC) in Barcelona. The invitation claimed 1st of March will be the day on which the world will see what’s upcoming from the Taiwanese company. A host of other Android phones are also expected to release during the MWC, 2015. While HTC has refrained from revealing more information, all signs point to the imminent release of the One M9 and a smartwatch.

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The HTC One line of devices are known for their premium styling, strong all-metal industrial design and the Sense custom user interface. The One M7 and M8 received good user reviews although the camera on both fell short of expectations. [click to continue…]

Amidst the revolutionary phase of smartphones, wearable technology is advancing at an exciting pace. With lots of news catching up on wearable technology, Google shared its plans over its ambitious yet exciting project, Google Glass. Google announced that Glass Explorer edition would no longer be available. Google also announced that it is working on an upgraded Google Glass 2 which calmed down the shocked tech enthusiasts.
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While breaking the news about the discontinuation of the product, Google said that it will come up with the future versions of the Google Glass as and when they’re ready. This means that the project has not been scrapped but is now operational in the backyards of Google  [click to continue…]

Like last year, this year too YouGov BrandIndex has come out with the list of the most positively perceived brands. Apple after losing its position in 2013 has managed to stand on the sixth spot in this year’s brand perception poll. YouGov BrandIndex is a brand quality measurement firm which has obtained these results by polling more than a million U.S adults. These brands are rated by using the YouGov BrandIndex’s Buzz score which is obtained by asking the respondents about the brands. The respondents are asked if they’ve heard anything about the brand through advertising, news or word of mouth in the past two weeks, and if yes, was it positive or negative.

1.5us_overall_top_buzz_0From the picture above, Amazon ranked first with a highest score of 29.7. [click to continue…]

Apple has bagged a new patent by the USPTO for a remote digital camera with a remote control. The technology is based on the IP it acquired from Kodak which details a camera system which can be controlled by a smart watch. In this case, it could be referring to the Apple Watch. Apple’s Patent aims to rectify the flaws in the design of the already available portable cameras like the competitors Go Pro HD Hero2 camera.

The patent mentions that the GoPro HD Hero2 camera includes only a single image capturing system, which captures images using an optical axis directed from the front of the camera.

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Last year, Apple and Reliance had launched the Reliance Zero plans for iPhone 5C and iPhone 5S with zero down payment making them highly desirable. Is Apple planning the same this year? The news of Reliance Communications coming up with Zero Payment plans for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus was first reported back in October but after that there has been no such official announcements by Reliance nor Apple regarding it.

However, it seems that the Reliance Zero Plans might be just around the corner as Apple’s India website now has a link to Reliance’s official online eShop home page. But, after visiting the Reliance eShop site, the website neither has the iPhone 6 nor the iPhone 6 Plus listed under its Zero Plan offers. This may perhaps suggest that the offer is still in its final stage and waiting for its official announcement. [click to continue…]

YouTube on Thursday announced the new offline feature for Indian users that allows them to download videos from the YouTube app itself for offline viewing. The update has been rolled out to both the Android as well as iOS users, three months after their official announcement during the Android One launch in September this year.

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The update has not been done On-Air and one needs to go to Play Store and update the app. [click to continue…]

Apple which purchased Beats earlier this year in May for $3 billion to optimize music streaming is doing what might seem the correct next move. According to the Financial Times Report, Apple will now bundle up its Beats music service into an upcoming version of iOS which will instantly reach its millions of users. It is expected that Beats will be re branded under the iTunes moniker when it relaunches in 2015. It also suggests that the subscription service will be launching globally which was limited only to US till now.

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The timing of this announcement is particularly interesting as Apple recently admitted that it’s sales of music downloads has declined. [click to continue…]

 

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A major talking point in the Indian Prime Minister; Shree Narendra Modi ji’s slogan for Indian development has been, IT + IT = IT. “Indian Talent” plus “Information Technology” equals  ” India Tomorrow”.

India is currently  home to about 200 million internet users. While this number may seem large, it pales in comparison to our population. The lack of infrastructure and awareness are key factors in this low number. To increase internet penetration and promote development  in India, this plan is crucial. [click to continue…]

The South Florida Company Magic Leap which is led by a successful tech entrepreneur, Rony Abovitz is promising “cinematic reality”.

Speculations are Google and other investors are planning to invest $500 Million. Andreessen Horowitz may also be one of the investors. Magic Leap already announced $50 Million funding earlier this year.

Although Abovitz and Magic Leap have been very secretive about their product specifications, they say they can deliver a more realistic 3-D experience than any current technology including Oculus Rift. Oculus Rift was bought by Facebook earlier this year for $2 billion. Is it Facebook Vs Google again?

Abovitz refrained from giving out much information due to the competition. But, Abovitz has given a teaser of how Magic Leap would be through their app called Hour Blue. The app Hour Blue was used during the Comic Con [click to continue…]

The smartphone industry giant, Samsung has developed Wi-Fi technology which will have 5 times more speed than the usual. The 60 Ghz Wi-fi technology will enable a 1 GB movie to be transferred in less than three seconds within devices. I will take more time to search that movie in my files, Samsung! While, uncompressed HD videos can be streamed easily from mobile devices and TV in real time without any delay.

Samsung has overcome this problem by making alterations to the design of the circuit and by leveraging millimeter-waves which previously were susceptible to path loss and had weak penetration properties resulting in poor signal. To support it, they are using the high performing modems and the best antennas. By doing so, Samsung’s new technology removes [click to continue…]

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