With These Casing, Your Smartphone Will Never Look The Same

Bored with your ordinary and lifeless smartphone casing? Check out the following casing that will stand you out and make people turn heads. Thinking about outside-the-box.

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Bring out the child in you with these Lego inspired casing.  You can actually make your own creation.

Get Ready Siri, BlackBerry Is Bouncing Back With Voice-Enabled Assistant

Move over Siri, Google Now and Cortana! Blackberry Assistant is here. The app, together with Blackberry Passport smartphone, will be available starting this  fall.

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The Assistant can perform various voice-activated tasks such as searching your inbox and calendar, access the web or social networks, writing and sending emails as well as creating calendar entries or even checking the weather.  It is compatible with Bluetooth-enabled devices, making it suitables for hands-free car use. The new feature will also complete tasks using the Passport’s new touch-sensitive physical keyboard, usually without leaving the app.

Old Rivals Apple and IBM Team Up To Sell More iPhones and iPads

Steve Jobs hated IBM. And vice versa. But past is past. After all, business is business.

Apple turns to IBM to develop apps for iPhones and iPad aimed at business consumers.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook said “For the first time ever we’re putting IBM’s renowned big data analytics at iOS users’ fingertips, which opens up a large market opportunity for Apple. This is a radical step for enterprise and something that only Apple and IBM can deliver.”

Goodbye Siri in China?

Apple’s Siri may no longer be available in China as the U.S. company lost the lawsuit against Shanghai based Zhizhen Network Technology. The decision came after China’s State Intellectual Property ruled that Zhizhen’s patent of voice-controlled service, called Xiao i Robot is valid.

In its court filing,  Zhizhen claimed  that it has started with the speech recognition technology as early as 2003 and had applied for a  patent in 2004 and had been granted in 2006. However, Apple countered that Siri used a different process in its voice-recognition tech. It can be noted that Siri software has become available on the iPhone 4S model only in 2011, which  was developed by Siri Inc.in 2011.

Would Gear Live and G Watch Make You Buy A Smartwatch?

Wearable devices are the next big thing. And some experts say smartwatches will step up the game .  But so far, we have seen poor reception from consumers.  Globally, only 1.9 million units were sold in 2013. Could the recent release of Samsung’s Gear Live and LG’s G Watch change that fate?

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Samsung’s fifth version of smartwatch called Samsung Gear. Blink and you will get to six!

Warning: You Can’t Travel With Uncharged Phone Or Laptop

This is another reason why it is a big no-no to travel with uncharged phone or laptop.

In a bid to enhance security measures,  the U.S. through its Transportation Security Administration ( TSA ) has announced yesterday that powerless electronic devices will not be allowed onboard the aircraft. The ban is applicable to all travelers going to US  from certain airports in Europe, Africa and Middle East.

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Apple iPhones and Samsung Galaxy phones have been particularly scrutinized by airport security. In addition to other forms of screening, travelers will be required to turn on their gadgets.

7 Reasons Why LG G3 Is A Killer Smartphone

Move over  Samsung S5  and HTC One M8,  LG G3 is here. And iHaters will consider this. G3 is  the third iteration of the G series. Here are some seven reasons why this LG’s latest flagship is a killer smartphone.

  1. It has  the highest resolution in any smartphone available so far. Expect very clear, sharp and vibrant display with 2560×1440 Quad HD resolution with an eye popping 538 pixels per inch. That’s just pixel overload.
  2. G3 boasts a cutting edge 5.5-inch massive screen. Yeah, you could say it is a phablet. But it still looks great with its sleek design
  3. Watching a video is a delight with its thin bezel at 3.05mm on either side of the screen. Compare that to Samsung S5 with 4.05mm screen
  4. It is the first smartphone to introduce laser Auto Focus which enables capturing a photo in an instant. 13MP rear camera. 2.1 MP front camera perfect for selfie. Plus dual LED flash and optical image stabilization (OIS), which helps it to take better photos in low light and video without too much shakiness
  5. Removable Battery. Wireless charging. Superior battery life with 3,000mAh. So its ok to watch or record a 4k video
  6. Curved back for easy grip. The casing is plastic but looks elegant with its faux-metallic look. Notice the rear button layout? Just nice.
  7. Louder and clearer audio sound with 1W Speaker and boost AMP

The Biggest Selling Point of iPhone 6, Or Not

Finally, iPhone 6 is coming on September 19 ( or not? ). And everybody is excited. Maybe just me and all the Apple die hard fans.

Tim Cook and and the rest of the gang are actually more anxious. We heard Senior VP Eddy Cue said “ Later this year, we’ve got the best product pipeline that I’ve seen at Apple in my 25 years at Apple.” Seriously? Yes, seriously and iPhone 6 is one of them.

 

Artist's impression of the new size of iPhone 6 in comparison with earlier versions.

Artist’s impression of the new size of iPhone 6 in comparison with earlier versions.

iFind, World’s First Battery-Free Item Locating Tag, Scam?

The developers of iFind, the world’s first battery-free item locating tag, are elated that the Kickstarter crowd funding has raised over $500,000 and skeptics claim the technology  is a scam.

We Tag  Inc, creators of iFind, posted some photos and videos that claim its product harvests its energy from electromagnetic emissions ( wifi, cell towers, TV signals, etc ) and naysayers refute the project by flooding comments in the Kickstarter website and creating a document in Google doc listing all the evidence. One skeptic even posted in Slashdot describing the fraud as a “slow-motion bank robbery” and criticize Kickstarter for allowing such a dubious product.

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Get $650 By Swapping Your Macbook Air To Surface Pro 3

In a bid to mark its slogan “the tablet that can replace your laptop”, Microsoft announced that it is offering $650 store credit for consumers who swap their Macbook Air with Surface Pro 3.

With an entry level price of $799, you could just pay $150 to get the latest 12-inch display Core i3, 2160×1440- pixel screen, 10- finger multi- touch support Surface Pro 3.surface pro