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January 16, 2013

Sony Xperia Z vs. Samsung Galaxy S4

Filed under: Technology News — Tags: , — Polly @ 06:25

Sony unveils its first big smartphone of the year – Sony Xperia Z at CES 2013 in Las Vegas. The Xperia Z is the company’s biggest smartphone launch thus far in 2013. It’s an attractive, well-built phone with some killer specs, but a device that’s sure to have some competition in the next couple of months. One of the devices it will encounter on the market is oft-rumored Samsung Galaxy S4, the device that will likely replace the Galaxy S3 as Samsung’s flagship later this year.

Display

Sony Xperia Z features a 5-inch 1080p Reality display with 1920 x 1080 resolution. That should translate into fantastic looking text, images and video. The display on the Galaxy S4 is expected to be a 1080p AMOLED display with 441 pixels-per-inch measuring in a 5-inch.

Camera

The photos we’ve seen snapped with the device were sharp and crisp and it should meet the demand from Xperia fans and average consumers. The Xperia Z also features a 2.2MP camera in the front which should work well for video chats.
With the Galaxy S4, Samsung is rumored to be including a 13MP camera which could mean an upgraded sensor. Paired with Samsung’s already fantastic software, we should see a better camera in the Galaxy S4 and maybe the best it has ever offered in a smartphone.
OS
The Xperia Z is going to be running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. Samsung’s Galaxy S4 will also be running a version of Android though its version is unclear. Rumored are Android Jelly Bean, version unknown, and Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie.

Other Specs:

The Xperia Z is also powered with a 1.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal memory storage. A microSD card slot is available for extra storage capacity, and it comes with a non-removable Li-Ion 2330 mAh battery.Samsung Galaxy S4 is speculated to feature the Exynos 5 Octa quad-core processor that was also launched during the 2013 CES. The Galaxy S4 is also rumored to have a microSD card slot with expandable memory capacity as well as a removable battery feature.

Release Date
Like many products that were announced at CES, the Xperia Z was given a release window instead of an actual release date. Sony has said that the device will be launching globally in the first quarter of this year, which means that January, February and March are all candidates for a release date.
As for the Samsung Galaxy S4, it is rumored to potentially be coming at Mobile World Congress in February in Barcelona.
Price
UK retailer Clove says that it will be selling the device for £440 in the UK plus a VAT. Pricing in the United States is still a mystery though prior to the device’s launch, it was rumored to be coming unlocked to American consumers for $650, a typical price.
No pricing has been rumored for the Samsung Galaxy S4 but we imagine that it will likely come for a familiar $199.99, which was the same price that the Galaxy S3 debuted for across all carriers but T-Mobile.

January 14, 2013

Top 5 Upcoming Tablets of 2013

Last year has been filled with huge technology releases, but the year 2013 may be bigger with more rumored tablets coming out. With the conclusion of Consumer Electronics Show, most tech sites are handing out opinions and awards about which gadgets were the best in show for 2013. Here are our top five tablets to be released in 2013.

Top 1 Asus Transformer AiO

This All in One PC is listed in top 5 best tablets coming in January 2013. This device has dual Operating Systems. This All in One Desktop PC has 18.4 inch Multitouch LCD display with LED Backlight. Asus Transformer All in One runs on Windows 8.Device is powered by Intel lvy Bridge processor with a discrete graphics card. This Transformer can convert into Tablet which runs on Android 4.0 version. Availability in the market is early 2013.

Top 2 The Razer Edge Windows 8 Gaming tablet

Packing with Intel Core i5 and i7 processors, Nvidia’s GT 640M LEGPU, and up to 8GB of RAM, The Razer Edge Windows 8 gaming tablet is worth to be called “most powerful tablet in the world.” The tablet comes with four core modes covering tablet, PC, console, and handheld, which demonstrate the device’s versatility and performance for any play style and game genre. The price is $999 for 64 GB version without bundled in accessories but has an MSRP and $1299 for 128GB one. Whatever, it can be the top gaming tablet in the world.

Top 3 HP Slate 8

HP Slate 8 is a Tablet with 10.1 inch Full HD MultiTouch display. Tablet is thin and light, runs on Windows 8.It is x86 based device. Battery has god life with 8-10 hours. There is no information about price yet but price will be mid range. Release date will be early 2013.

Top 4 Panasonic’s 20-inch 4K Tablet


If 4K TVs is something special, then 4K tablet may be a wonder. Yes, Panasonic shows off its massive 20 inch 4k tablet running windows 8 in a prototype form at CES show, the first 4K tablet in the world, sporting a stunning 3840 x 2560 (220ppi) IPSa display. The tablet is mainly targeted toward photographers, video producers, and marketing professionals. The price is not told, but it won’t be low.

Top 5 Vizio’s 10 inch Tegra 4 Android Tablet

For Vizio, it is a very good opportunity to bring its new Android tablet to people at CES, a 10 inch Tegra 4 Android Tablet, after the announcement of the first 11.6 inch Windows 8 tablet. The Android one comes with an Nvidia’s new Tegra 4 processor and a 2560×1600 sharp display just like iPad. The Android will run the Android 4.2 out of the box. The release data is not clear, but it worth your attention.

All in all we saw a great deal of innovative machines. I anticipate 2013 to be a transition year for the tablet industry as they look to innovate and offer new and unique form factors designed to solve different personal tablet problems and use cases. Is there any tablet you are looking forward to in 2013? Sound off below!

January 10, 2013

Sony Officially Unveils Formidable iPhone Rival – the 1080p Xperia Z

We’re barely a few days into 2013 but that hasn’t stopped smartphones from being announced. Sony has just announced its first quad-core smartphone at its CES press conference in Las Vegas: the Xperia Z. It is the company’s new flagship Android phone featuring a 5-inch full HD 1080p display, a 13-megapixel camera and comes wrapped in a water and dust-resistant finish. The company will be hoping this new Android flagship can deliver the scalps of high-end rival devices such as Samsung’s Galaxy S3 and Apple’s iPhone 5

Is It Water proof?
One of the most notable features of Sony’s new Xperia Z smartphone is that it will work under water for up to 30 minutes. You don’t have to worry about Sony’s newest flagship smartphone getting wet in a rainstorm. In fact the Android handset is both dust and water resistant — IP55 and IP57, specifically — and can survive the rain or even an accidental swim in your local pool. You can take it into shower and answer calls. And you can use in the bathtub for video watching also.

A Fantastic Camera?
Sony spent a lot of time bragging about its new 13-megapixel rear camera with “Exmor RS” built in. This technology will help when you’re taking pictures at night or in dim conditions. The 13-megapixel camera betters the offers from the iPhone and Galaxy as well as the Nokia Lumia and HTC One, offering HDR (High Dynamic Range) imaging during video recording, a feature the company claims is a maiden in the smartphone market.

Design:
The 4G handset has a symmetrical, rectangular slab design with clean lines and flat glass panes to front and back, coupled with blunted edges and minimally rounded corners.

Display:
A full HD screen (1920 x 1080) is complemented by a pixel density of 443 pi, making the Xperia Z ideal for watching films and TV programmes on the go.

Measurement:
The Xperia Z’s rather sizeable screen belies the device’s relatively light weight of 146g, and at 7.9mm thick, is slightly thicker than the iPhone 5 but considerably slimmer than the Samsung Galaxy S3.

Processor:
The phone is powered by a 1.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, has 2GB of RAM and comes with 16GB of internal memory. There’s also a microSD card slot for extra storage.

OS:
Running on the slightly dated Android 4.1 Jellybean, the phone has nevertheless been slated to receive an update for Android 4.2 and the next installment of the platform which has been codenamed Key Lime Pie. Sony has wisely opted for a slimmed down user interface, getting rid of some of the widgets and functions that cluttered previous smartphone offerings.

Battery:
One of the more impressive features is the inclusion of a battery maximizing option, called Battery Stamina Mode. The feature prevents applications from running when the screen is locked, therefore saving power of the 2330mAh battery and apparently improving standby time “by at least four times”.

Price and Availability:
Coming in three different colours – black, white and purple – the Xperia Z is still some way off being market ready but has been tentatively earmarked for release in March of this year, with an estimated retail price of around £450. The phone is initially expected to be available to Western Europe and is coming to Australia in March.

Sony has struggled in the past to match the smartphones churned out by its rivals, the Xperia Z is being regarded as the company’s flagship, and you won’t have to worry about taking your phone out when it’s raining. What are your first impressions of Sony’s fresh new devices this year? Is it something you’d be interested in or is it not your style?

Top 5 Free DVD Authoring Software in 2013

With portable DVD players and home HDTV enjoying great popularity, no matter you want to take your movies along to kill the dull time on the road with portable DVD player, or just need to enjoy these movies at home, you need to convert video to DVD first. Thankfully, there are bulks of great free utilities designed to make the DVD creating process easy. Here are five of the best and greatest free DVD creators, just have a look and find out the one you need and enjoy home DVD authoring!

1. DVD authoring freeware: iDVD


If you are a Mac users, no doubt, iDVD is the best free DVD creation software application. With it, you can make your movies and photo slideshows on a professional-quality DVD with animated menus, scene selection, buttons and more. iDVD is easy to use and developed by Apple, compatible with all Mac device well. One disadvantage of iDVD is that its supported video formats are limited to QuickTime VR, MPEG-1 or MPEG-2, Flash, etc. If you want to burn AVI, WMV to DVD using iDVD, you may fail. To author and burn any video to DVD on Mac, you can use Leawo DVD Creator for Mac.

2. DVD authoring freeware: Higosoft Free DVD Creator for Mac


Higosoft Free DVD Creator for Mac is released by a multimedia software Company. It is totally free and can burn many kinds of video to Home dvds, including the camcorder HD video. It is the best free DVD creator that even better than iDVD. Higosoft Free DVD Creator for Mac is easy to use and customer service offered!

3. DVD authoring freeware: DVD Flick


DVD Flicks is an open source free DVD authoring program. It supports more than 45 file formats, 60+ video codecs and 40+ audio codecs. Due to its high compatibility with file formats and video/audio codecs, you can author a DVD from almost all regular media format. DVD Flick can be considered as the best free DVD authoring tool and can work in Windows 8 now .You can learn how to use DVD Flick to author a DVD at DVD Flick Tutorial.

4. DVD authoring freeware: Windows (Windows 8 compatible) DVD Maker


If you are a Windows (Windows 8 compatible) user, you can just use Windows DVD Maker as a perfect free DVD authoring tool. Usually, Windows DVD Maker is pre-installed on a new PC if you are using the premium version of Windows 7 and Windows Vista. It works with Windows Live Movie Maker: once you finished your movie making in Windows Live Movie Maker, you can burn it to DVD using Windows DVD Maker. Many DVD themes and menus are provided for your choice. Windows DVD Maker only supports Microsoft itself video formats like WMV, ASF, MPG, etc. If you want to burn other popular video formats like QuickTime MOV, you can turn to Leawo DVD Creator.

5. DVD authoring freeware: StarBurn


StarBurn is a free authoring software that can help you burn CD/DVD/Blu-ray/HD DVD from audio, videos, photos and data. Follow the step by step wizard, you can easily finish your authoring process. Besides, DVD copying and splitting functions are provided. Many beginners prefer StarBurn because of its Quick Start Wizard.

Well, I know there are a number of other free DVD authoring software especially those your favorites not included, just let me know what they are and more importantly why you think your pick is better than those above. Come on guys, show your thoughts below right now!

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