Showing posts from June, 2015

Is this the Samsung Galaxy Note 5?

Despite the leaked  picture below shows a device that could probably be  the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 5 this September, since the Galaxy S6 wallpaper is on, the cut out for the S Pen , speaker, micro USB port and  the headphone jack are there, this early render might not be the final product. However it looks a lot like the latest Galaxy S6.
It is hard to say if it has a glass back and a unibody design. 
In other rumors the mobile will sport an reversible USB type-C connector.

Windows Media Center will be removed when you upgrade to Windows 10. Alternatives.

Windows Media Center will be removed when you upgrade to Windows 10.
If you are currently using WMC on Windows 7, 8, or 8.1, you should be aware that it will be removed once you upgrade to Windows 10.

ALTERNATIVES  for replacing Windows Media Center:
Originally released as Xbox Media Center (despite the name, it was built by users, not by Microsoft) — hence formerly known as XBMC — Kodi was eventually developed into a full media center alternative. Besides a comprehensive set of advanced features that put WMC to shame, it offers a great number of add-ons, skins, and an active support community. If you’re looking for an all-around replacement, Kodi is your best bet, and it has long been WMC’s biggest competitor.

Kodi handles digital media fiiles, such as videos, music, or images, from local storage or media cards, and it can record live TV. Through add-ins you can access online content on YouTube, Spotify, and TED. Kodi is free, open source, and runs not only on Windows, but also Linux…

Samsung new lithium-ion batteries will double power capacity.

Samsung researchers have developed materials that double the power capacity of lithium-ion batteries.

Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology (SAIT) said the technology uses silicon cathode material coded with high-crystalline graphene to produce batteries with twice as much capacity as ordinary lithium-ion batteries.
The institute said the research result was published in the international science journal Nature Communication on Thursday.
The research team said the new technology is expected to enhance the performance of mobile devices and electric vehicles.
"The research has dramatically improved the capacity of lithium-ion batteries by applying a new synthesis method of high-crystalline graphene to a high-capacity silicon cathode," said Son In-hyuk, a professional researcher at SAIT. "We will continue to improve the secondary cell technology to meet the expanding demand from mobile device and electric vehicle markets."
The lithium-ion battery was introduced in …

Samsung Electronics and LG U+ Signed MoU for Next Generation 5G Technology.

Samsung Electronics announced that it will partner with Korean telecommunications operator LG U+ to jointly develop 5G technology, in a move that will further strengthen both companies. The agreement will also enhance Korea’s global leadership in 5G research and help drive the creation of standards for the next major phase of innovation in mobile telecommunications.
“This partnership will help us drive R&D, which in turn will power innovation in the global telecommunications industry. 5G networks will be based on the convergence of a whole host of incredible new technologies, from more advanced antenna systems to Network Functions Virtualization (NFV). Bringing together Samsung’s cutting-edge technology and LG U+’s expertise and understanding of end-users preferences as well as application and service trends, will be a powerful combination,” said DongSoo Park, Executive Vice President of R&D in Network Business at Samsung Electronics.
“Together we will be well-prepared for the 5…

LTE Portugal: : Ericsson and Vodafone Implement FDD/TDD in Network.

Vodafone is implementing LTE FDD/TDD carrier aggregation in commercial network in Portugal, anticipating wider terminal availability later this year. This move will allow the operator to combine the best characteristics of LTE FDD and TDD modes. Adding TDD to the already installed FDD network significantly enhances the total downlink data capacity and improves subscribers' mobile broadband experience. In addition, FDD/TDD carrier aggregation extends the app coverage of the TDD layer by up to 230 percent.Greater capacity and coverage will be needed in the short term as mobile traffic demand is expected to grow nine times by 2020, according to Ericsson Mobility Report projections (June, 2015). With wider device support expected later this year, implementing converged carrier aggregation technology in live networks now means the operator will be able to hit the ground running when handsets are available. Using only a software update to Ericsson baseband hardware already operating in …

LTE Arabia: Huawei and Zain Saudi Arabia launch LTE Advanced HS Mobile Network.

Zain Saudi Arabia and Huawei, have announced the launch of the first commercial LTE-Advanced Carrier Aggregation in two frequency bands (Band 1 and Band 3) network in the world.After the launch of its popular LTE network in 2011, Zain has focused on developing a more advanced mobile broadband experience to serve its customers in Saudi Arabia in a better way.By launching an LTE-Advanced network in partnership with Huawei, Zain can offer superfast mobile speeds of up to 150 Mb/s with high bandwidth and compatibility with its existing nationwide LTE network.  LTE-A network was developed by implementing Carrier Aggregation in two frequency bands (Band 1 and Band 3). The new network not only doubles its capacity but enhances the user speed upper limit from 75Mbps to 150 Mbps in order to meet the growing levels of data usage from mobile subscribers in Saudi Arabia.In collaboration with its strategic partner Huawei, Zain also set up the ‘Tech City’ project in Saudi Arabia to establish protoc…

Apple`s next iPhone production has started.

According to Bloomberg Apple suppliers have entered in an early production of the next iPhones 6 and 6 Plus succesors.
The next iPhones will feature FORCE TOUCH capable display technology that is already present on the Apple Watch and the newest MacBook model.
The technology allows users to access different functions on a device depending on the strength of the pressure they apply to its screen (or trackpad).
The new mobiles will arrive with the same Iphone 6 and 6 Plus design but with a tough aluminium body.
Bloomberg via gsmarena

Microsoft`s CEO Satya Nadella reveals official company mission, strategy and culture statement to staff.

Microsoft`s CEO Satya Nadella revealed yesterday an official company mission, strategy and culture statement to staff : to “empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.”" We will need to innovate in new areas, execute against our plans, make some tough choices in areas where things are not working and solve hard problems in ways that drive customer value."He also advert the that the culture he is trying to inculcate is dynamic and could change and evolve according to times :
“I believe that culture is not static,” Nadella concludes. “It evolves every day based on the behaviors of everyone in the organization. We are in an incredible position to seize new growth this year. We will need to innovate in new areas, execute against our plans, make some tough choices in areas where things are not working and solve hard problems in ways that drive customer value.”
The full text of the email here below: 
Team,I believe that we can do magical things when we …

South Korea: Apple Watch just launched. Sales reached 2.79 million through June more than Samsung six watches with 2 million sold since 2013..

U.S. tech giant Apple Inc. officially began sales of its first smartwatch in South Korea on Friday, heralding a fierce battle with Samsung Electronics Co. to gain the upper hand in the wearable market. 
Along with six other countries, the Apple Watch is now available at online and offline shops in South Korea, roughly two months after it went on sale in major markets including the United States and China.
While the Apple Watch boasts similar key technologies as other wearables such as healthcare-related features, the device is unique in that it allows what it calls a "new kind of conversation," including sending a finger sketch to other users.
It does not, however, come with a separate universal subscriber identity module (USIM) card that allows it to make calls independently like Samsung's Gear S or LG Electronics Inc.'s LG Watch Urbane LTE, but must be linked to smartphones through Bluetooth within a 10-meter distance.
Unlike the United States, the U.S. firm's Appl…

Lenovo’s launched its first stick PC the ideacentre™ Stick 300.

Lenovo’s launched its first stick plug and play PC the ideacentre™ Stick 300. I t has web browsing and video conferencing capabilities ..
It is 15 m.m thin, runs with an Intel Baytrail  quad core processor Z3735F, has 2GB of memory RAM, 32GB of storage, Bluetooth 4.0, 802.11 b/g/n Wi Fi, Windows 8.1 upgradable to Windows 10, HDMI port, one Micro USB 2.0 port, SD Card reader. Also has an speaker
It can function with a 2.4GHz wireless keyboard and mouse for typing purposes and has a pre-loaded Microsoft Office 365 for a 3 months trial term.

To debut in July  for $129.- . It is $20 less than the Intel Compute stick.

Press Release:

Shake Hands with the New Lenovo™ ideacentre™ Stick 300: Affordable Personal Computing in the Palm of Your Hand.Lenovo’s new compute stick delivers powerful computing and big savings in a small package

Connect Lenovo’s first stick PC to any display to transform it into a computer, ideal for media, web browsing, video chatting and content creationideacentre™ Stick 300 …