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For FREE Google Earth PRO is now available

Plan in 3D using Google Earth Pro
Google Earth Pro used to cost $399.- per year. Now it is totally FREE.
“Over the last 10 years, businesses, scientists and hobbyists from all over the world have been using Google Earth Pro for everything from planning hikes to placing solar panels on rooftops. Google Earth Pro has all the easy-to-use features and detailed imagery of Google Earth, along with advanced tools that help you measure 3D buildings, print high-resolution images for presentations or reports, and record HD movies of your virtual flights around the world,” said Google Earth Pro product manager Stafford Marquardt.
"Starting today, even more people will be able to access Google Earth Pro: we're making it available for free. To see what Earth Pro can do for you—or to  just have fun flying around the world—grab a free key and download Earth Pro today. If you're an existing user, your key will continue to work with no changes required. "
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The Samsung Galaxy S6 will have a 5.5 inch display or higher, probably.

The French site based on an accesory particulary a case (picture above) for the upcoming Samsung Galaxy 6 is suggesting the smartphone might come with a 5.5 inch display., based on the following dimensions:
Galaxy S6: 143.52 m.m high, 70.70 m.m wide (72.94 m.m with the buttons) to a thickness of  7.19 m.m
Galaxy S5: 142 m.m high, 72.5 m.m wide and 8.1 m.m thick.
We drew the Galaxy S6 diensiond on a paper and if you do the same  you can see the diagonal gave us more than 6 inches, so we don`t know how Samsung is going to shrink all to get a suggested 5.5 inch or less.
The Samsung Galaxy S6 might be coming with:
A Super AMOLED  Display at least 5.5 inch with a resolution of 2560 x 1440.
A Exynos 7420 Octa Core processor 64 bits.
3GB  of RAM.
20 Mpxls rear camera capable of capturing video in 4K.
A 5 Mpxls front camera.
Finger print ID sensor.
Heart sensor sensor.
Full metal case covered wih a later of glass.
At MWC 2015 2-5 March 2015, Samsung will bring the final product up.

Video: How Microsoft Plans to Make Email Better.

Microsoft Outlook General Manager Javier Soltero discusses the company’s iOS and Android email apps. He speaks on “Bloomberg West.”

LG reports Financial results of 2014. Net profit up in 125%

24 Percent Jump in LG Smartphone ShipmentsContributes to Company’s Improved Profitability
LG Electronics Inc. (LG) today announced net profit of KRW 501.40 billion (USD 474.81 million) for full-year 2014, an increase of 125 percent over 2013 net profit. Operating profit increased significantly in 2014 to KRW 1.83 trillion (USD 1.73 billion) from KRW 1.25 trillion (USD 1.14 billion) in 2013, an increase of 46 percent. Full-year consolidated revenue of KRW 59.04 trillion (USD 55.91 billion) was mainly boosted by a 24 percent increase in smartphone shipments.
Fourth-quarter 2014 consolidated revenue was KRW 15.27 trillion (USD 14.06 billion) with an operating profit of KRW 275.1 billion (USD 253.31 million), an increase of 28 percent from the same period the previous year. Net profit for the fourth quarter ending Dec. 31, 2014 showed a net loss of KRW 205.7 billion (USD 189.41 million) primarily due to the write-off resulting from the closure of LG’s plasma TV operations.
The LG Home Entert…

2014: Android Shipped 1 Billion Smartphones Worldwide.

According to the latest research from our WSS (Smartphones) service, global smartphone shipments grew 30 percent annually to reach a record 1.3 billion units in 2014. Android accounted for 81 percent of all smartphones last year and shipped over 1 billion units worldwide for the first time ever.
Global smartphone shipments grew 30 percent annually from 1.0 billion units in 2013 to a record 1.3 billion in 2014. Emerging markets, such as China and Indonesia, drove the industry’s growth last year and they will continue to do so through 2015.
Android shipped 1.0 billion smartphones worldwide in 2014, rising from 0.8 billion units in 2013. 
Android has become the first ever smartphone operating system to ship more than 1 billion units in a single year. Android accounted for a huge 81 percent share of all smartphones shipped globally in 2014, and Apple iOS remains its only serious threat for now. 
Apple iOS shipped 192.7 million smartphones worldwide in 2014, capturing 15 percent s…

4Q 2014: Apple and Samsung share #1 position in Smartphones Global market share with 19.6% both.

Exhibit 1: Global Smartphone Vendor Shipments and Marketshare in Q4 2014*

According to the latest research from Strategy Analytics, global smartphone shipments grew 31 percent annually to reach a record 380 million units in the fourth quarter of 2014. Apple tied with Samsung to become the world’s largest smartphone vendor.
Global smartphone shipments grew 31 percent annually from 290.2 million units in Q4 2013 to a record 380.1 million in Q4 2014. An impressive 1.3 billion smartphones were shipped worldwide in 2014, with very strong growth seen last year in emerging markets such as China, India and Africa.
Apple shipped 74.5 million smartphones worldwide and captured a record 20 percent marketshare in Q4 2014, increasing from 18 percent a year earlier. Apple’s new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus models are proving wildly popular in China, United States and Europe. Apple tied with Samsung to become the world’s largest smartphone vendor for the first time since Q4 2011. Samsung shipped 74…

4Q2014: WorldWide Phones market share: Samsung 18.4%, Apple 14.5%, Microsoft 9,7%

According to the latest research from Strategy Analytics, global mobile phone shipments grew 7 percent annually to reach 515 million units in the fourth quarter of 2014.

 It was the first time worldwide mobile phone shipments have passed the half-billion-unit threshold. Apple was the star performer, capturing a record 14 percent marketshare, due to strength in the US and China.

Global mobile phone shipments grew 7 percent annually from 481.5 million units in Q4 2013 to 515.0 million in Q4 2014. It was the first time worldwide mobile phone shipments have exceeded a half-billion units in a single quarter. Smartphones accounted for 7 in 10 of total mobile phone shipments during the quarter. 

The 7 percent growth rate of the overall mobile phone market is being driven by healthy demand for 3G and 4G models across Asia, Africa and the Americas. Handset shipments reached 1.8 billion units globally in full-year 2014, an all-time high for the industry.

Samsung dipped 19 percent annua…

Twitter launches video group features and private messages. Videos

Twitter has added two new features to its mobile application: a tool to record, edit and publish videos up to 30 seconds long, and the ability to talk privately with a group of users through direct messages.
"Private conversations on Twitter are mostly excellent public experience of the platform as a  supplement" that give users "more options as to how and who to contact in Twitter," writes Jinen Kamdar, head of product from the blog of the company.
Users can only send group messages to his followers, but need not be followed each other recipients.
As for the camera, Kamdar says "editing experience integrated Twitter lets you capture and share an instant videos up to 30 seconds." The videos are displayed in a preview to be played for them.
iPhone users can also post videos reel camera in your device, while users of the Android version will still have to wait for this function.
Last week, the microblogging service introduced the "while you were" as ap…

Amazon Deals: Pay in 24 months on selected Smart TVs.

Amazon just sent us a list of selected TVs models subject to 24 months credit. If you would like to buy one othe above Tvs please click/tap on any of the banners below. Happy Shopping.

Ecuador is all you need powerful tourism commercial for the Super Bowl, includes The Beatles song.

Ecuador is Making History With $3.8 Million Super Bowl Commercial
The entire internet has been talking about Kim Kardashian’s Super Bowl commercial today, but the real Super Bowl history-maker will be Ecuador. On Feb. 1st, the nation will become the first foreign country to have a tourism commercial during the Super Bowl – a 30-second ad that will reportedly be soundtracked by The Beatles “All You Need Is Love.” We’re imagining scenic images of the Andes, cute animals in the Galapagos, and stunning architecture – at least, based on what we’ve already seen of the “All You Need is Ecuador” campaign, which launched last March:

It’s a big bet for Ecuador: the commercial will set them back $3.8 million. But according to The Ministry of Tourism of Ecuador, it’s worth it. If the commercial can drive even an 1% increase in tourism from the U.S., they will have recouped their entire investment. This is all part of the country’s plans to build up their tourism sector into their third biggest sour…

LG sold 5 million + WebOS TVs

At the beginning of the new era for WebOS but now with LG in 2014 announced for the first time, the LG WebOS Smart TVs  reached to sell about 1 million TVs ,now at this time year 2015 LG says have sold over 5 million units of WebOS powered Smart TVs . 
Well all LG TVs models with different kind and qualities of displays on TVs are WebOS powered.
TVs are a long term use device and are not like an smartphone or even tablet that you change every time there is a new model and every 6 months, I would dare to say you keep a TVs like the LG WebOS at least for 5 years to get a new one. Unless a revolutionary product is around  the corner to come out with an all in one capability phone-tablet-TV foldable and flexible, maybe not at a giant size but portable.
Now LG launched at CES 2015   the new models of WebOS 2.0 Smart TVs with better boot and performance and with new services that you can read on our related before posts:
LG Reveals new partners for WebOS 2.0 TVs.

CES 2015: LG unveils expanded OL…

BLU Products 2015 UNLOCKED smartphones devices at affordable prices.

BLU Products, the market leader in unlocked devices in the United States, introduced new smartphone devices at International CES in Las Vegas, January 6-9, 2015. 

"BLU is dedicated to delivering choices to the consumer, driven by the demand for great looking smartphones that can do amazing things, priced for everyone," said Samuel Ohev-Zion, CEO of BLU Products. "With our new device launches customers will see our unrelenting focus on improving design, quality and user experience in addition to continuously driving down pricing."

Vivo AirThe VIVO Air is the fifth generation of the BLU VIVO series featuring Super AMOLED display technology, featuring remarkable advancements in technology and design, resulting in the thinnest (5.1mm) and lightest (sub 100g) smartphone device available in the Americas. Built out of one solid block of aluminum magnesium alloy using the latest CNC and antenna technologies, then covered with a Corning Gorilla glass 3 shell on both the front…