If you are new to the smart phone market and want to start with a very basic smart phone, then Huawei M385 could be the smart choice. The new Huawei smart phone is a lower end smart phone, but the best in line for MetroPC’s phones. The phone is running on Android 2.2 Froyo and has a clean and slick design. The touch screen could be a drawback, just 2.8 inch, but considering the price, the phone could still be considered as a fair deal.
The new M385 features is a small yet attractive smart phone. It is 4.2 inches tall and 2.2 inches wide and 0.5 inches thick. It’s considerably light weight, 3 ounces gives a good feeling to hand while holding it. The screen size, 2.8 inches, is quite small compared to its dimensions. The TFT 230×320 pixel resolution QVGA display is not very bright, but the colours are quite impressive. The display gets washed out in bright sunlight easily.
There are four touch sensitive buttons that are used for home, menu, back and search. There are two normal buttons for call and end, that has perplexed many, because these buttons are quite tall and could have easily been smaller, to give more space to the screen. There is a navigator in the centre as well, which is also quite large. The Swype keyboard available in the phone makes the typing pretty hard, and it would take a lot of time to get used to it.
The spines have all the ports and dedicated buttons. The volume control is on the left side, ht power button is on top with the 3.5 mm headset jack. The Micro-USB charging port is at the bottom. The 3.2 megapixel camera is at the back and the Micro-SD card slot is unfortunately beneath the battery which is another drawback.
The phone runs on Android Froyo OS and has five customizable home screens. There are MetroPC’s own apps that include home, browser and app market. There are other pre-installed applications as well, such as, Documents to Go, social networking apps, Pocket Express. The most noticeable app is the VCpay, which is a joint venture of the phone company and MasterCard which helps you to set up virtual prepaid debit. There aren’t many video editing options as an Android phone should have, but the 3.2-MP diminishes the reason to have any.
The phone runs on a mere 5528MHz processor, which cause a lot of lag during the usage in navigation and general application. The phone is powered by a normal 1200 mAh lithium battery that gives up to 4 hours of talk time and 9 days of standby time. The phone is not completely 3G, rather it is 2.5G. Some options for 4G speeds are also available, which makes it a bit more confusing to use. There is no option available for Hot Spots either.
All in all, if the company had taken into account a few of its drawbacks, like screen size, processor, the camera and the 3G speed, the phone could have done far better in the market. But still, this phone is perfect for people who are not that fussed about a smart phone and just want to have a taste of the new technology.
It was a well known to most of the people that Verizon was working constantly on android tablets for some time now. But there was no idea as to what the release dates of the tablets would be. It was recently that the CEO of Verizon Wireless Lowell McAdam announced it. He mentioned it clearly that customers can expect these Android devices from manufacturers such as Motorola, Samsung and LG. These tablets are designed so as to provide stiff competition to Apple’s iPad.
Verizon is pretty sure about these tablets and expects to steal the show in the fourth quarter when these devices will be launched. Though there have been no specification released or mentioned about these new tablets, some standard equipments are expected in them. The manufacturers are expected to make use of the next generation processors and the tablets would run on a minimum of Android 2.2 (froyo) version.
Most of these tablets are expected to feature the ARM-based cores such as the excellent new processor by NVIDIA, the NVIDIA Tegra 2. But the option of some Intel based processors can never be ruled out too. These devices could spring up some surprises with the inclusion of 4G as well. The reason is that Verizon has made it clear that it would bring out five 4G LTE devices. Verizon has been testing its LTE networks and thus it is expected that the tablets may bring in an element of surprise. The handsets for LTE 4G services will be covered by the likes of Samsung, Motorola, LG and RIM as Verizon is estimating to cover 30 markets with over 100 million people.
Adding another feather to its excellent service in the mobile phone industry, Blackberry has come up with yet another gem, the Blackberry Bold 9900. At this point we do not know a relase date for this Blackberry to hit the Afghan Wireless market. The new addition was announced in May 2011 and is now available in the market. The new blackberry 9900 comes with several new modifications and additions that give a different level all together.
The phone comes with a TFT capacitive screen and the very own QWERTY keypad. The presence of touch sensitive controls, optical track pad and proximity sensors for power saving are few other excellent features in the mobile.
The new phone runs on Blackberry’s own operating system, the BlackBerry OS 7.0. The 1.2 GHz processor means the working gets better and faster without any issues at all. The phone has a 768 Mb Ram and comes with 8 Gb internal storage which can be expanded up to 32 Gb.
The camera on the phone is of 5 megapixels and gives pretty good resolution of 2593×1944 pixels. The camera also has LED flash and other features such as geo tagging, face detection and image stabilization. The mobile comes with 3G HSDPA 14.4 Mbps and HSUPA 5.76 Mbps, Wi-Fi 802.11, Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP and EGDE and GPRS for connectivity.
Unlike the previous Blackberry models, in this one the leatherette has given its way to carbon fiber panel. The sides of the phone have also been changed and give a mate finish hence the gripping and handling becomes much more convenient. This is the best built Blackberry so far as there seems to be no wobbles anywhere and glitches of earlier models taken care of very nicely and making it the ultimate Blackberry.
With the world of laptops getting pretty strong and stiff competition by the passing hour, it is pretty evident that the market is also expending. With new players coming in to the market, the older and established ones are also trying to set their foot on the top.
One such reputed brand is that of Sony and in the month of October, is will be launching another laptop in the Vaio s series. The laptop is made of aluminum or magnesium thus working on the weight aspect excellently and reducing it to about 2 kilograms.
The new model is similar to the 13.3 inch earlier model of the s series but has lot more features and additions to it.
- It is 15.5 inch laptop making the working or playing experience even better.
- The total width of the laptop is 24.5 mm and reflects the slim nature of the new product.
- Estimated to have a stand by time of 6.5 hours even with the keyboard lights on.
- Presence of light sensors helps in optimizing the power usage and increases the battery backup.
- Comes with a full HD display and optional 3D also.
- A very high density web camera with Sony’s Exmor technology.
- The laptop boasts the second generation Intel core processors and uses DDR 3 Ram of 6 Gb.
- With pretty high memory of 750 GB hard disk space, memory will not be an issue any more.
Some variations of the laptop will also support 3G connections and solid state drive for the operating system. The laptop will be first released in the European market in the month of October.
Sony has certainly changed the gaming world with the introduction of its very famous product Play Station. Starting off with the play station and up grading it to Play Station 2 and Play Station 3 along with the Play Station Portable, Sony has been very calculative. All these products have been instant hits and taken the market to a different level of gaming experience.
But Sony as usually keeps surprising the market and its consumers, this time with something very different yet effective. Sony wishes enhance the Play Station 3 to a different level and not just a playing console. That is the reason one can find various upgrades all the time and with two more new upgrades, it is just a matter of time when everyone will want a Play Station 3.
Online gaming is one of the features that Sony has been working on hence making the gaming experience even more exciting as multiplayer option creeps in. Thus friends staying at different places and playing the same game in rich environments can continue to do the same but now, together. This exciting feature is further extended by another even more enthralling addition to the most famous gaming console, Play Station 3, Blu-ray DVD player.
Movies and games are said to capture a large part of market when entertainment is concerned and Sony is banking on exactly these two factors. The inclusion of a Blu-ray DVD player would mean the Play Station 3 no more stays a mere gaming console and thus the definition of it also changes. One can now enjoy the online gaming experience and also the crystal clear movies with the help of the Blu-ray DVD player.
Mintpass is a Korean company famous for its tablet Mintpad and other products such as the cube MP3 player and a flashlight in the shape of a chopstick. The company is again in new when it announced the ambitious new project of presenting the world with dual touch screen and dual OS tablets. The tablet will be running on the two operating systems Android and Windows 7. This would allow the user to access all the features of Windows and its apps and at the same time help to conserve battery with the help of Android. It is anticipated that Mintpass would use ARM based core for the Android operating system whereas x86 family chip for the Windows version.
The company claims that the tablet can be folded and thus the two touch screens can be used for different purposes. For example one can watch movies in one of the screens while browsing through the internet in the other screen. Mintpass expects to get certification from Google so that it can include the Android market and other features in the Mintpad tablet. The Mintpad has created waves already is the most waited for device but things have been kept in suspense. The suspense is generated from the fact that there are no specifications of the tablet available, not the price or any photos revealing what the device would look like. There are also no news regarding any possible dates of release of the same and thus things can only be stipulated and expected. It is thus assumed that the tablet would look somewhat like the Toshiba’s tablet Libretto W100 but then no is sure about that also.
Go to any event in Los Angeles, and you may wonder if you’re at a camera convention – but you’re not, there are just a ton of aspiring photographers in this town, probably more than there are aspiring actors or comedians! While that may not be true, there sure are a lot of them, and they run into the same barricades as the actors do. The logistics have to be in order even if the talent is undeniable. If you are looking to start your own photography business, you will need everything for your home studio, like photo backdrops, photography backgrounds, and a great camera. There is a ton of equipment available for the beginner, or the pro, and you might as well get the most for your money. You might thing lights and the other equipment don’t matter much, so why spend money.
You’re right – but that doesn’t mean you get cheap quality ones. Get yourself really good ones, but for low price, at the LA Shop. You can get your photo booth up and running in just a few clicks. Be the life of the party – no wait, BE the party. And you can then help your friends out who want to be the next big Hollywood actor. And then, when they strike it big, you can go into business with them taking posed ‘candid’ shots and then you will both be rich and can stop worrying about how you’re going to make rent. But until then, make sure your photos looks great, and that comes down to the equipment and having everything you need on your waiter’s wage. You wait tables, right? Of course you do, and that’s ok, you have to do something while the photo business is picking up. And it will pick up, but you can’t just use your iPhone and the sun, you have to have the equipment, and that’s why you go http://www.thelashop.com/ and get your career started!
Mobile phones have become so dominant in our lives, we often forget the other phones we have at our homes and most people would call on your cell phone rather calling on your home phone. But sometimes it can be so annoying when we lose cell phone coverage aft6er walking into an indoor facility. Losing cell phone reception can be equally irritating, frightening and worrying as one of your most valued clients could be trying to get in touch with you or something more emergency might need t\your attention. If you are suffering from such problems while staying at your office or at your house, mobile signal booster can be the right solution for you.
Mobile Phone Booster
Mobile phone booster which is also knows as repeaters, is a device which is used to amplify the mobile phone signal to make sure that you have network reception in places where you do not get it naturally. You can get an improved voice quality with the help of the repeaters. Mobile signal boosters are a device that uses a number of parts to ensure better reception for your cell phone. The parts are antenna, amplifier, base unit, coaxial cable and a power supplier.
Do Mobile Phone Boosters Really Work?
Mobile signal boosters have been in use for more years than we think. In old days, the soldiers in the warzones used the signal boosters to stay connected to the base from distances outside the regular coverage area. The technology has never been required for consumer use as it was the landline that people used before cell phones. Now with the wide spread use of cell phones, the technology has been redevised to suit the needs of the consumers and introduced in the market. So there should be no question about the effectiveness of the mobile signal boosters.
How Does It Work?
The mobile signal boosters use a very well-known process to boost the signal of your cell phone. Once a call is thrown your way, the antenna placed outside the indoor building, receives the call and intensifies the signal. The antenna sends the intensified signal to an amplifier to amplify the signal. Through the amplifier the signal travels to an antenna placed inside the indoor facility which amplifies the signal to your cell phone which is placed inside the indoor facility.
One thing you need to know about the process is, the area covered by the boosters varies depending on the quality of the booster you are using. So before you purchase the booster, make sure that you know how much area you need to cover with the booster. Once you have figured that out, go ahead and get your cell phone signal and you will never have to stay without mobile signal coverage inside an indoor structure.
It is very easy to install the signal boosters in your house or office. Make sure that you place the outdoor antenna is a proper place with no trees or high buildings around.
We live in a technology orientated world. It seems that almost every day some new development or improvement on an existing idea is put before the eager general public. The last 20 or 30 years has seen us embrace a host of inventions that would have seemed in the realms of fantasy in years past. Many of these we take for granted because they have become part and parcel of our everyday lives.
Televisions and music players
Sitting in your armchair controlling your wide screen digital TV with a remote control. Bored with the programmes you reach for another controller and instantly your CD player comes alive, and the surround sound provides a passable rendition of being at the concert. If it is not your music then you can have just about every film that has come out over the years.
Mobile phones and portable media players
Need to go out? Just take your mobile phone and MP3 player. Portable devices are all the rage now and you can even carry more than a thousand books on a device no bigger than a standard paperback.
Computers and the Internet
Technology has benefitted all age groups, the introduction of computers and laptops and pads into homes has been a revolution .The young may use it more for playing fantasy games doing homework or contacting friends but the increase in social sites has meant that even the older generations can find people and interests at any hour of the day. The elderly may focus on more specific areas such as health support, family contact or information related to their specific needs but there is now something for everyone.
Home gadgets and appliances
Further household technologies we take for granted include devices such as energy saving light bulbs, thermostatic heating, movement sensitive lighting and even pathway lighting in dark corridors or stairways for people with sight or mobility problems. Those with severe disabilities are now able to fit home lifts or chair rails to allow them access to different floors. Security cameras guard our premises and internal monitoring systems can be fitted for family members to keep an eye on elderly relatives.
Kitchens and bathrooms have been transformed into high tech environments. The introduction of the microwave was viewed at first with scepticism by many who saw it as some kind of laser health risk. We now consider them old hat compared to the multi-function ovens with safety heat monitoring, not to mention the smart fridges that warn you about out of date contents.
Digital scales, timers and blenders for specific foods as well as wipe clean surfaces and the non-stick pan are all commonplace too. Likewise, the bathroom may have automatic temperature control on hot water taps to avoid scalding, under floor heating, ambient lighting and the good old electric toothbrush – all devices which we routinely take for granted when focusing on new and emerging technologies.
Most business people know that a monthly contract for a mobile phone that has been supplied by a service provider comes with a number of attractive offers, including free calls, texts and data transfers up to a specified limit. Of course, there are also a number of disadvantages – exceeding the limit means paying extra, whereas unused allowances for texts and calls are not ‘rolled over’ to subsequent months or shared between employees. This means if they’re not used up, they’re gone, with no financial or usage benefit accrued by the mobile phone owner, who pays for them anyway.
For this reason, alternatives to monthly contracts that include a handset are becoming more popular. For instance, a business SIM only contract that is pay monthly may be useful for sole traders, small companies and businesses that need to give employees phone contracts but already have mobile phones for them to use. As the contract is for airtime only, the costs for minutes, texts and data transfers are greatly reduced compared to standard contracts.
Alternatively, a pay as you go SIM card can save a business even more money, no matter what size the company may be. It can provide more flexibility for phone owners and a better option for men and women who regularly travel abroad. Some SIM card deals provide more inclusive texts and minutes per month, and many offer the opportunity to retain a current phone number even when switching networks.
How it works
There are business SIM only deals offering a range of possible packages and prices, and some providers offer reduced prices to online business customers. Similarly, some handsets, notably BlackBerry and iPhone, are now available in SIM-unlocked versions, allowing business men and women complete flexibility when it come to choosing their preferred networks.
As long as a business has handsets that are out of contract with their previous network provider, these can be unlocked, and a SIM card from any other network can be inserted and used. Some providers offer free SIM cards and great deals on bundles of minutes, texts and data transfers. Most providers will offer top up rates for pay as you go SIM cards, so employers have a good range to choose from when it comes to making a decision.
Better value for money
Paying only for the level of actual usage and not for unused minutes, texts or data transfers is an ideal way for a business to get the best possible value for money, and this is precisely what pay as you go packages offer. It is worth shopping around for good deals, remembering that many suppliers differentiate between small and large businesses and will offer packages that suit the number of employees, the scale of the business operation and the likely levels of usage.
Better for travelling abroad
When travelling abroad on business, a global SIM card will make it cheaper to use the phone in other countries and will allow the mobile phone owner to avoid the steep charges for international data roaming imposed by many mainstream providers. Alternatively, business users can purchase individual SIM cards for specific countries on arrival.
The all new myCigna Mobile App has been launched on Android and Apple Stores and is already popular among smartphone users. The app offers features for health improvement and precautionary facilities. Health is a key concern for everyone. This app aims at keeping track of your health and thus is sure to make a mark. One can register on the official website www.mycigna.com to know all about this amazing app and the benefits it has on offer for the users. This app is relatively new but is an interesting concept for people to try out.
With the myCigna mobile app, you can do a lot of important things, such as search or view your medical claims. It also allows you to compare health products online. Cost checking of medicines can also be done. If you have a family you can even view their medical id cards instantly. Through this app you can even find the nearest pharmacy store available through GPS. It also provides the option of contacting the Cigna home delivery that delivers products and services at your doorstep. It is already being referred to as a total health-care alternative by many people. All in all, this app helps you keep in check your health status and that of your near and dear ones in a much more hassle-free way.
The app has been launched on Android and iOS platform till date. Users can download it from the respective app stores.
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We are always looking for better quality in everything we use. When it comes to listening to music, there are always better options coming up every day, thanks to the advancement in technology in this age.
If you have any music file in MTS format and you are finding it difficult to access them in your system, then you should have to switch to some other format in order to listen to your music without any problem. The best option for this kind of file system is MP4. Converting MTS to MP4 format is something which can easily be done these days with the help of a good file converter system. The good news is that you can get these file conversion software online for free. You can also do it directly from and online source.
- The Best File Converters Online
Here is a list of online converters for files which you would like to be converted to MP4 format-
a) MTS Converter- this is free software which can convert any MTS file to almost any kind of output file format including MP4 format. It provides the best sound and image quality after conversion.
b) HD Video Converter- It keeps high definition quality intact even after conversion.
c) Any Video Converter Ultimate- this comes with MAC support
d) EM Total Video Converter
These are some of the best converters online which can convert MTS file to MP4 format files within a matter of minutes.
- · Instructions For Conversion
All you have to do is download the software and install it in your system. Then upload your original MTS file in the given area and set the conversion output top MP4 and it’ll be done even before you know it. You can choose to keep or delete the original file as well.
Live Chat is a very important tool in the world of online marketing and it is a very popular term in this field. Live Chat is also known as live support software that enables the webmaster or the administrator to respond and receive messages in texts from all the users of the website. It is a tool that is used very often by the administrators or the webmasters for getting their visitors engaged and it is done in reactive as well as a proactive way. This is a tool that is used for increasing the trust and interactivity with the visitors of the website as well as increasing the sales or the conversions.
Generally, such an application would get a window opened and it would get the agent connected to the window. There are certain software that can allow the user to get queued so that a certain member could deal with one customer and then move to another customer automatically. At times, the position of the customer in the queue can be displayed.
There are a few live chat applications that have been written in languages of low level like C++. They are distributed as compiled software that has to be installed on the server. Others can be written in languages like PHP and they could be modified according to your needs.
The settlement fund for the LCD price fixing class suit has gotten a big boost and reached the $1-billion mark. This major development came as 3 more electronics manufacturing companies were able to broker a settlement deal for the anti-trust class suits that were filed against them. The ongoing courtroom battle which involved key manufacturers of electronics products and their affiliates in the US was the result of the coordinated efforts by a group state attorneys-general.
The class suit stemmed from the allegations by certain groups of price fixing and unfair trade practices committed by some Asian companies that manufacture LCD flat screen panels which were used in flat screen TVs, desktop PCs and laptops from 1999 to 2006. The alleged collusion among the electronics manufacturing companies and their US-based affiliates resulted in bloated prices of these electronic products and these were deemed detrimental to the interests of consumers.
It was in December 2012 that the initial batch of Asian companies – Samsung, Sharp and Hitachi – was able to arrange a settlement deal with the complainants which netted them the sum of $538 million. Just recently, another batch of 3 companies, namely, AU Optronics, Toshiba and LG, and the settlement agreements entered into by these 3 companies netted $571 million, thus bringing the total settlement fund to more than $1.1 billion. Consumers who are eligible to a cash refund are advised to submit their claims on or before December 6, 2012 by visiting LCDclass.com.
We all are trudging through one of the toughest of economic patches wherein we have little room for savings. Our budget gets increased and creates extra space for savings whenever we have even the slightest of room with a particular offer. An ATT Uverse coupon provides users with ample opportunities to save more through a utilization of fiver optic technology. Users are bound to obtain much speedier internet connectivity for 24 hours with reasonable rates under an uverse coupon offer.
How these coupons help you
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Besides a money back policy which is backed by the provider, the client is also entitled to have other benefits that range from connectivity to a few associated online services. These days, codes are being offered by various other companies; that is a good reason why ATT has started offering different packages for different user segments. With the competition reaching a different level, it has become more comfortable and easier for users to pick packages that suit their pocket. A client has to visit the provider’s website for gathering more information on the different packages and their prices. It is an absolute necessity to save more on internet costs; so the providers have to ensure quality discounts for their clients. Clients are only going to stick around when they discover more to save on their pockets.