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5 Smartphones With Best Cameras

Recent researchs have shown that smartphone users use camera the most. There’s  a bunch of devices with good cameras on the market. Some are even much better than conventional photo cameras. We recommend you the best:

Apple iphone 4s

Apple iphone 4s

Apple has set an extremely high standard with its latest model 4s . Iphone 4s has excellent camera of 8 MP which is capable of producing images of 3264 x 2448 pixels. The camera has a lens of 5 elements with an aperture of F2 / 4  developed by Sony. This appliance requires only 1.1 seconds to make the first image, and only half a second between the following photos. The results of this camera are extraordinary, the colors are vivid, image sharpness is also flawless as well as white balance. Images recorded with this camera are rich in detail, even when the image is an object that is in the shade.  Iphone 4s camera also includes an optional 1080p HD video at  30 frames per second. The device also has a LED flash for shooting in lower light conditions.

Samsung Galaxy S II

Samsung Galaxy S II

Galaxy S II  has a 8MP camera that makes image resolution of 3264 x 2448 pixels. The camera makes images “come alive” and ,as far as the options and features of the camera, this model offers virtually everything. It has autofocus, touch focus, scene modes, detection (identification) of the face, smile and blink ; geotagging and digital image stabilization. Pictures taken with the camera abound in “fine” details and colors but also in good contrast.  This camera produces images with incredibly low processing artifact  (traces of focus images). Another outstanding performance  this model possesses is the ability to record HD video at 1080p at 30fps. Galaxy S II is equipped with LED flash .

HTC EVO 3D

HTC EVO 3D

HTC EVO 3D has not one but two 5MP cameras on its back that enable production of 2D images with resolution of 2560X1920 pixels  and stereoscopic 3D images with maximum quality of 2MP. This instrument has a slider that changes the function of the camera depending on the image you want to create (2D or 3D). The camera also features face detection and Geotagging. Although the key function of this camera is 3D imaging and recording , it seems that adding 3D options to this phone went to the expense of quality of “ordinary” pictures. Videos that this device makes are of 720pHD at 30fps. The colors are live, depth and contrast are great and there’s a dual-LED flash.

Nokia N8

Nokia N8

This device has an impressive 12MP camera which is capable of producing images of 4000 × 3000 pixels. This device is equipped with a Carl Zeiss lens, a name that speaks for itself. The camera handles with following options: the autofocus, face detection, Geotagging … Any aspect of this device is outstanding, whether in terms of color, contrast, rich detail or taking pictures in less light. This device is among best choices when it comes to video recording of 720p (1280 × 720 pixels) at 25 frames per second. Optical zoom is remarkable even when shooting an HD footage. N8 is equipped with Xenon flash for shooting in moderate light.

Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc

Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc

This is a device that users around the world have described as the best device of this company in recent years. Sony Ericsson incorporated excellent 8MP camera in this device. It has autofocus that is capable of producing images of 3264 × 2448 pixels. As well as the other models mentioned above,  this one is equipped with numerous features such as touch focus, the image stabilization, geotagging,  face and smile detection . HD video clips made by this camera are of 720p at 30 fps with autofocus which operates continuously. The quality of images as well as videos is outstanding, with a wealth of “fine” details, vivid colors and excellent contrast. It also possesses a LED flash.

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Overview Of Nexus 5

LG is responsible for making the Nexus phones for Google this year. The company had decided that the basis of the new device should be the top model LG G2, but with minor changes. Thus, the screen on the Nexus 5 is little smaller, the camera has smaller sensor and smaller battery capacity, but the latest version of Android as always. If you do not like changes to Android and if you want to always have the latest phone software version available – Nexus 5 is the solution. Read  what are its advantages and disadvantages below.

Plus

– Always gets Android first
– The screen is phenomenal
– The camera with optical image stabilization
– Strong hardware

Minus

– Camera’s software is illogical
– The battery is below expectations
– The volume of external speaker could be stronger

Design and housing

Nexus 5

Google does not have much sense of design, neither hardware nor software , hence the housing of Nexus 5 looks pretty simple. It is characterized by sharper edges than we’re used to  see on phones and a housing made of rubberized plastic. The advantage of rubberized plastic is that the phone is less likely to slip out of your hands , but it is a magnet for fingerprints, which can be frustrating.  Plastic itself looks very strong and resistant, it gives an excellent impression when  holding the phone in your hands and it is obvious that it is a premium device.

Complete housing is made from a single piece of plastic, which means it is not possible to separate the back part, in order to, for example, replace the battery. A slot for memory card does not exist, and the only thing on your device you can open is a “drawer” in which micro SIM card  is placed (it’s opened with a needle that comes with the package). The phone weighs 130 grams which is rare for 5-inch devices. Concerning other relevant information related to the case, it should be noted that the camera only looks great – but it is not. Google decided to play around with design tricks which are not very smart  because there’s a greater possibility of damaging the camera.

Screen

Nexus 5, as most top models  introduced in 2013,  comes with a Full HD screen resolution, ie 1920x1080px. Screen size is 5 inches, which yields density of 445 ppi (pixels per inch). Its IPS display technology is one of the best currently available.  Gorilla Glass protective glass  protects the screen from physical damage such as scratches.

Hardware

LG Nexus 5

Nexus 5 hardware is one of the stronger models. It’s powered by Snapdragon 800 processor with four Krait 400 cores running at 2.3 GHz. There is also an Adreno 330 graphics processor. There is a 2 GB of RAM. The device is available with 16 or 32 GB, and as already been said – is not expandable by memory cards. The important thing is that, on the 16 GB model ,12 GB is user available.

Software

Nexus 5 comes with the latest version of Android – KitKat or numerically 4.4.2. This device is definitely designed for those who want upgrades and who curse producers not letting them new upgrades for Android, although their hardware devices support them. The device comes with a “pure” Android, ie without any additional interfaces like TouchWiz,  Sense and etc. Softver is really fast and fluid. KitKat generally does not make any substantial changes in the software, besides little altered design and new widgets. One of the changes is that now there is only one home screen . Other screens are not cut out they just do not exist until you start adding some content to them. In addition, it should be mentioned that the widgets are  no longer part of the application menu, but they are accessed via long press on the empty spot on the screen. Regarding the notification center, its functionality is the same as before but the difference is that the displays are now in white.

Connection Types

Nexus 5 has all the standard connection types – WiFi, WiFi Direct, WiFi Hotspot, DLNA, Bluetooth, GPS and NFC. It should be noted that transfer of contents of the screen to another device (monitor or TV) is supported through Miracast protocol. Of course, there is also 3G with transfer speed up to 42 mbps but  also a 4G – which is new on Nexus devices. The Nexus 5 is the first Nexus which has the ability to connect to 4G or LTE networks. Another note -there’s no handset in the sales package . You read that right – no headphones, so you’ll just have to buy them. Of course, there is a 3.5mm audio jack. Also, FM radio is  absent.

Nexus 5 2015

Camera

Nexus 5 comes with 8 MP camera resolution, which has optical stabilization and LED flash. Although we are accustomed to more pixels (13, 16 or 20), these 8 of Nexus are quite enough. The camera on Nexus 5 is excellent, unlike the older Nexus, where it was usually quite critiqued. Regarding technical stuff, the size of the sensor is 1 / 3.2 inches, which ensures that each pixel has a diameter of 1.4 nanometers, which is visible improvement in comparison to its predecessor. This means that the sensory cells can receive more light  which ensures more quality shots from the start.

Battery

One of the biggest flaws is the battery life. For some strange and completely obscure reason Google decided to install the battery of 2300 mAh only. With a normal use it shall endure from morning till night. In standby mode, the phone is optimized not to wear out the battery , but one thing is for sure – no one in their right mind buys a smartphone to use it only for phone calls or to keep it in the pocket.

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Which Is The Best Image Editor For You?

Each of us, at least sometimes, wishes to process a photo: to remove irregularities, cut, rotate or edit colors. However, what is the best program for editing and processing images? In this article, you have the opportunity to discover some of the top programs for editing photos.

Pixelmator

Pixelmator

Pixelmator is a simple program with  very nice software environment and it’s designed for Mac users. With the possibility of adding layers and lots of photo editing tools, Pixelmator offers a number of options. It’s great for Mac users who do not require a lot of programs for editing images and, at the same time, do not plan to allocate a large sum of money.

Inkscape

Inkscape

Inkscape is a program for creating vector graphics such as Adobe Illustrator, CorelDRAW, or Xara X. It also offers you a handful of other options and it is certainly worth mentioning.

Fireworks

Fireworks

Fireworks is Adobe’s image editing program for web designers.  It outstrips its big brother Photoshop in several fields because it is highly specialized for web designers. It is intended for raster and vector graphics and has the ability to work simultaneously with both formats much easier and better than in Photoshop.

GIMP

GIMP

GIMP is a powerful software for editing photos. With its customizable software environment  it is easy to regulate and to adjust to each user’s needs. It is compatible with all major operating systems so it can be installed on Linux, Mac and Windows. It has a large number of tools for retouching and is suitable for both beginners and advanced users.

PAINT.NET

Paint.net

Paint.NET is one of the best free alternatives to other expensive image editing programs.

Paint.NET is free image editing software which was developed by Washington State University with the help of Microsoft and was intended as a replacement for the standard MS Paint.

However, Paint.NET offers many more features, including tools you can find only in expensive commercial products. Thanks to many extras, you can customize and improve the program. You can even open Photoshop PSD files with the help of plug-ins.

Photoscape

Photoscape

Photoscape is a program that permits you to view, edit and process images.

Do you want a quick overview of all digital photos and optimize them with simple tools? Then free Photoscape is an ideal program for you.

Photoscape has all the necessary tools for working with digital photos. In addition to browser files, the program also includes tools for simple cutting, editing brightness and focus. It also contains a GIF animator and many other functions.

PICASA

Picasa

Picasa is a free software for organizing and processing images and video clips.

Picasa sorts all your pictures and videos on your hard drive by shooting date. When you connect a digital camera to your computer, Picasa assumes all  pictures with one click.

The desired images can be sent via e-mail, printed or exported. Also, you can make a photo CD or save images on the web.

Simple image processing (eg, red-eye removal or supplementing colors, etc.) Can be performed immediately in the program. Pictures can be renamed individually or collectively. You can even make a small film out of your images  and upload it to YouTube.

IrfanView

IrfanView

IrfanView is a free image viewer with all  important tools and supports more than 60 file formats.

IrfanView has grown into a tool that can not only read over 60 image formats, but also audio and video files (WAV, AVI, MP3, OGG, MPG) and animated GIFs. In addition, you can quickly browse graphic collections and launch built-in slide show. There are also simple tools for image editing and graphic converter.

Photoshop

Photoshop

It’s no surprise that Photoshop is the absolute winner here. Photoshop is a program that first comes to mind when files editing in question, and there is very little about this program that has not been said. Photoshop is definitely the best software for editing photos and  creating elements for web sites on the market!

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Picking The Best Case For Your Smartphone

Sometimes you can find it difficult to decide what sort of case is best to buy, particularly if you’re purchasing online. A costly case may seem preferable , but it doesn’t necessarily mean it would guard your phone more effectively.

Here is  a short post that covers different sorts of cases and some advice on what to search for before purchasing.

The Basic Case

The lure of these cases is obvious; they are are reasonably priced in comparison to other cases and still provide certain protection. Basic cases are most often made up of plastic, fake leather, rubber, or some sort of mix between these.

It’s the kind of case that provides the greatest diversity of styles.

Glossy Plastic Case

Basic cases usually do provide a fair amount of protection for phones, but there is no warranty if you drop them on to a solid surface. Basic cases are an insurance card for smartphones that don’t suffer a lot of physical harm and not a warranty that an unpredicted  shock won’t cause durable consequences.

You should avoid plastic cases that seem too glossy. Glossy plastic may be a pointer of bad quality and have a propensity to rupture, or break off in some places. A small fragment from the case corner may not look like much, but letting off a phone on its corner is one of the most harmful situations that smartphones meet daily.

The Cheap and Nasty

These cases can differ  significantly in quality. By saying ‘cheap and nasty’ we’re usually  allude to to cases between $1 and $10. This case can provide protection equally good as the less protective basic case,  particularly the plastic ones, but for a significantly lower cost.

Cheap case

Cheap and nasty cases have a tendency to be made of cheap plastic and to chip off in the pocket or simply from usual daily use. Hence, cheap cases need to be substituted more  frequently.

Cheap and nasty cases come in many colours, but are generally constrained in structure and design.  You can find the cheapest cases online and they usually acquired from oversees dealers.  E.g. You can discover some of the  the cheapest cases on Ebay. You should be careful of shipping, some sites will allure you with great price and then charge you much more for postage.

Premium Cases

When we say ‘premium cases’ we are simply thinking about cases one can find from a regular retailer.  Prices differ without reins in this category, we will say the $60-$200 range with a focus on  $100 choices.

Premium cases attract majority of their  purchasers  because of the quality their price suggests. People usually expect something that is more costly to be better in production and in design. This is generally true, but not always to the level that a buyer may expect.

Wood case

Premium cases exist in many shapes, dimensions and in a wide diversity of materials. Plastic, rubber, metal and metal alloys, wood, leather and any mixture of these.

Premium cases can concentrate on  peculiarity, label name, appearance or simply on being tough while still appearing pretty awesome.

Anyone who spends this amount of money on a case is most likely doing it because they find it really attractive for some reason.  Try Googling the full name of a case before you decide to buy it, you might locate it in another place for a substantial discount.

Rugged Wear

These cases’ price is often measure of quality, but not always. It is  recommended to look for some signs of a rugged case’s endurance before purchasing.

Rugged Wear cases are usually made to ensure max protection against thrust. A proper drop on to a hard surface shouldn’t  be enough to harm a phone in  this case.

Rugged and stylish case

If you seek this sort of protection you should pay attention to the screen. Some rugged cases provide good protection against harm to the plastic frame of the phone, while providing very little  protection to the screen.

Majority of the rugged wear cases provide some kind of water resistance, but hardly any cases are totally waterproof. If you are searching for a waterproof case you should make that your first search criterion.

Skins

Skins are just stickers designed to make your device look better. They are a good substitute for non-screen scratch protection.

Skins

They are not costly and don’t provide shock protection.

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World’s Priciest Mobile Phones

Life without a mobile phone is almost inconceivable nowadays, and  possession of  exclusive, the so-called “limited edition” and unique models, has become a matter of prestige. You  will find 10 most exclusive, the most extravagant and the most expensive mobile phones in the world on our list below:

10. Porsche Design Blackberry

Porsche Design Blackberry

Porsche Design P’9981,  the BlackBerry’s smartphone, is a smart amalgam of the Porsche’s luxury and BlackBerry’s iconic design. Its frame of stainless steel coated with high-quality leather in combination with BlackBerry’s recognizable functionality makes this mobile phone worth $ 2,500 a highly desirable luxurious device.

9. Golden Edition 8800

Golden Edition 8800

Belongs to the Nokia 8800 model, but this time in a gold casing. Specs say that besides of pure gold this model possesses a TFT screen 5 mega pixel camera, MP3 player, FM radio, Bluetooth and many other accessories that can be found in similar devices. The price at which you can get this phone is $ 2,700.

8. Gresso Regal Titanium Black

Gresso Regal Titanium Black

“Gresso Regal Titanium Black” , except its interesting shape, has a titanium PVD coating that provides extra protection to the phone. Designed in a way that its component parts harmoniously fit into a single entity, “Gresso Regal” costs 5,000 USD.

7. Tag Heuer Racer

Tag Heuer Racer

Tag Heuer Racer comes in three variants with an average price of 6,500 USD. Each model mimics the shape and appearance of the “Formula 1” racing cars in a unique way and it will certainly cause a great deal of attention of professionals and sports enthusiasts.

6. Vertu Ferrari

Vertu Ferrari

Vertu Ferrari, also known as The Constellation Quest Ferrari by Vertu , except its intriguing design has unique coating fifty times thinner than a human hair but it is strong as steel. However, what makes this mobile phone really special are three unique ringtones that are actually images of a sports car “Ferrari 458 Italia” on a test drive. Vertu Ferrari’s price is $ 7,000.

5. Vertu Ti

Vertu Ti

Vertu Ti is known as one of the best luxury phones on the market. This Android smart phone has a titanium case and sapphire screen and 8 megapixel camera. It offers its buyers a wide range of variations. Price of Vertu Ti mobile phone is 10,000 USD.

4. Motorola V220 Special Edition

Motorola V220 Special Edition

You are able to afford this phone for only 51,800 dollars . The credit for the design of this phone goes  to Australian Peter Aloisson. When he was asked why this phone is unique, the answer was: using 1200 diamonds and 18-karat gold designer of ordinary phone made a small fortune.

3. The Ulysse Nardin Chairman

The Ulysse Nardin Chairman

Ulysse Nardin Chairman , the joint productof  “Ulysse Nardin” and “Uncellsa”, entered the Guinness Book of Records as the most expensive series of mobile phones in the world, and is also the world’s first “hybrid-powered” smart phone. “Ulysse Nardin Chairman” will cost $ 130,000.

2. iPhone 5 Black Diamond

iPhone 5 Black Diamond

“IPhone 5 Black Diamond” will cost a whopping 15.3 million and as such is undoubtedly the most expensive phone on the planet. What makes it so precious it is, as its name suggests, the main button made of 26-carat black diamond.

1. Lamborghini Nokia 8800 Sirocco

Lamborghini Nokia 8800 Sirocco

Very simple phone with the famous Lamborghini Logo engraved on the front and back of the device. The phone is protected by scratch-resistant sapphire coating. Included accessories are  : special Lamborghini themes and melodies as well as the mini video documentary. Price of this phone is not yet known.

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Gadgets for Women

Women are known to be faithful followers of fashion trends and the key to their growing interest for technology could be lying right there. They are eager to follow everything that is modern and contemporary . In accordance with this fact women are trying to adjust their  lifestyle to Technological innovations, to escort a viral trend or possess the latest modern gadget.

These are some of our suggestions:

1. Eco mouse

Yes, the first biodegradable computer mouse in the world, “Fujitsu Mouse M440 ECO” does not contain plastic, but is made from renewable materials and can be 100 percent recyclable.

Fujitsu Mouse M440 ECO

If it is important to highlight your environmental awareness – this is a a nice gadget that , at the same time, will not cost more than a traditional mouse.

This unit is evidence that “green” products do not necessarily entail compromise on quality, features or performance. Eco-model looks like a standard mouse and features all the modern functionalists such as “scroll” -wheel or high precision, thanks to the optical sensor of 1000 dots per inch. It is even more comfortable to use than the plastic model , as its “shell” is more elastic than other renewable materials.

2. No matter how useful,  USBs are often lost, especially in crowded women’s bags. If you are tired of  looking for your USB memory among all the lipsticks, handkerchiefs, paper and other trifles , then bring it on your hand. Not in your hand but on it! Ming Wu has designed a ring that is actually USB. Minimalist square-shaped ring is available in gold, silver and copper color with a hidden miniature USB. In addition you get a chic accessory, all data and photos that are saved will be on display and you will not risk having them lost.

Ming Wu USB ring

3. If you’re the kind of person who runs out of battery in no time, then you will surely be interested in bags that are used for battery charging. Yes, you read it right, Mighty purse is made of genuine leather and comes in several different colors.  There is LED and battery cable within it , that can connect and charge the phone. Of course, purses must be charged. They are suitable for tablets, Android and iOS phones.

mighty purse batteries

4. Hardworking housewives and  technology devotees will be delighted with the innovation presented at IFA trade fair in Berlin. It is a new generation of refrigerators presented by LG, which have an internet connection and send a picture of the interior to the owner of the phone . With this stylish gadget you will have the insight in the amount of food in your refrigerator during shopping and you would be able to find out what you may need to acquire. An application that informs you about the situation in the fridge allows you to check the expiry dates and plan what you are going to cook, based on the ingredients you have. Within the application you can find recipes and meal plan by age and weight.

The Internet Refrigerator LG

5.  Women In Korea no longer have to worry about having their makeup “grow stale”. They can buy a small refrigerator for makeup and other cosmetics!

Fridge is about 10 inches tall, deep enough and wide enough to hold a few products that don’t consist chemical preservatives and whose shelf life is shorter than other lipsticks, creams etc. Holding of such products in the bathroom leads to more rapid growth of bacteria, due to elevated temperatures and humidity during bathing.

make up fridge korea

The Makeup Fridge not only cools, but also has a UV light that neutralizes bacteria.

If you need this gadget you can buy it online for 136 euros.

If you haven’t already, we suggest you to join the fans of technology and make the most of the advantages that modern technology brings.

Apps and Software

How to install WhatsApp on an iPad

whatsappSurely you’ve had the opportunity to use WhatsApp Messenger, an excellent application for free messaging and multimedia content in general (of course if you’re online).

WhatsApp is more popular because it is available not only for iOS users  but also for all other mobile platforms : Android, BlackBerry, Nokia (S 40 and Symbian), Windows Phone.

You can assume that it is reserved only for phones, not iPad and iPod touch. Thanks to jailbreak commune usage of WhatsApp Messenger on iPad is possible.

We’ll show you how to install and use WhatsApp on iPad:

1. You must have jailbreaked iPad.

2. Download and install the iPhone Configuration Utility from the address below:
Windows http://adf.ly/BRpe0
Mac http://adf.ly/BRpgE

Download WhatsApp Messenger. ipa file here  http://adf.ly/BRqWA (10MB)

3. Connect your iPad to your computer

4. Launch iPhone Configuration Utility and you will notice the related iPad , left click on it

5. Click the Applications tab at the top of the screen to the right (not left)

6. Click on the blue button Add from the top of the screen and select the downloaded application (ipipada file)

7. When you select an app, scroll down and click on the Install Now. The application will appear on the iPad

8. Now run Cydia on the iPad and search for and install a free WhatsPad  addition

Run WhatsApp and set it: you have to enter your mobile phone number and you will get an SMS with the three-digit PIN that you enter in WhatsApp on iPad.

You now have a functional WhatsApp on your iPad to send free messages.

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The History and Evolution of Cell Phones

cell phone evolutionThe human brain is still the foundation of everything, but we must admit that our smart phones significantly simplify our lives: they memorize, warn us, calculate, give us instructions.

How and when did it all begin? In 1973 the first mobile phone was created, a massive production began ten years later when in 1983 Motorola started selling its mobile phone at a price of 3,995 US dollars.

For years, Motorola and Nokia were synonym for the mobile phone industry, but in the last ten years everything has changed. Therefore it is good to remember what brands in certain periods of “mobile era” were carriers of the quality and  masters of the market.

 

Motorola DynaTAC

Motorola DynaTAC

Released in 1984, Motorola DynaTAC 8000X was the first commercially available mobile phone. Martin Cooper conducted the first mobile phone call with the predecessor of this device in 1973  . With its 790 grams, you had 30 minutes to talk, and it cost $ 3995.

 

Nokia 5110

Nokia 5110

Nokia 5110 was robust and had a long battery life. More importantly, you could play ” The snake” on your screen resolution 47 x 84 pixels. 5110 model was also customizable with exchangeable front panels.

 

Motorola StarTAC

motorola startac

Motorola StarTAC was the first successful flip phone, and in many ways, the first successful consumer mobile phone. Introduced in 1996, Motorola sold 60 million of StarTAC’s. It weighed about 90 grams, and combined with its innovative folding design StarTAC was the turning point in the trend towards smaller mobile phones.

 

Sanyo SCP-5300

Sanyo SCP-5300

Released in 2003, it was one of the first phones that had a camera. It was already clear that digital cameras will replace film cameras, but it was not clear that the camera can fit into a phone. By today’s standards, the camera of SCP-5300 was pathetic. This device was able to photograph images at a resolution of 640 x 480 pixels, and store 10 to 15 pictures. It had a built-in flash with a range of just one meter. However, this phone turned the game.

 

Palm Treo

Palm Treo

With the Treo, Palm has expanded its popular line of PDA to become one of the first smartphones. Treo looked very much like BlackBerry phones, with a small keyboard on the bottom. Palm Treo was driven by the operating system, and as many leading phones of that time, began to lose the battle in the market with introduction of smartphones sensitive to touch. In 2009, Treo was replaced by Palm Pre , but collapsed under the invasion of the iPhone.

 

BlackBerry

blackberry

Research In Motion company, now BlackBerry, was the largest producer of smartphones in the 2000’s. With its advanced email capabilities, BlackBerry Messenger and the physical keyboard, the BlackBerry smartphone was the ultimate business phone. When the iPhone launched in 2007, many BlackBerry fans mocked the iPhone because of the lack of a physical keyboard. Now the touchscreen phones have proven them self worthy, and BlackBerry is currently struggling to survive.

 

iPhone and Android

iphone

When the iPhone launched in 2007, Apple brought smartphones to the masses. iPhone showed how previous smartphones and flip phones were awkward. Although it initially lacked some basic functions like copy-paste, iPhone was enhanced with annual changes in terms of hardware and software. The first Android phone, the HTC Dream, was launched in October 2008. Android geared to its competition by developing an operating system-based applications for the touch screen. Android has certainly improved since its early days, and is now the leading alternative to Apple’s iOS.

Apps and Software

Best Free Android Apps

If you’ve just gandroid freeotten a new Android phone and you were wondering what useful applications should you install, then we are here to help. Every day thousands of new applications arrive on the Android market – from those you use for fun, to those for getting information and personalizing your devices, even those much needed for setting the phone to operate effectively. We have singled out some applications that will refresh your Android device and will be extremely useful.

1. Android Device Manager

No matter how responsible you are to your mobile device you can always lose your phone or become a victim of theft. To avoid any inconvenience of the event, and also theft of personal data, Android Device Manager is an application that will help you locate a lost device. Lock it to protect or delete all that what is in it and thus incapacitate it in front of curious eyes.

2. Retrica

Application designed for fans of retro and Selfie photos. Interface is quite similar to Instagram, and the difference is in the filters. 80 vintage filters are available, 25 of which aren’t free. Retrica logo will be automatically inserted to each photo you edit, which can be switched off in the settings. Photos processed with this app look old fashioned and very nice.

3. Coolify

If you got carried away by playing games, correspondence or reading on your phone, you must have noticed the overheating of the battery.  As every electrical device,  your phone also needs cooling in order to optimize the radio and Coolify app helps you with that.

4. RunKeeper

RunKeeper is an application designed for sport fans, to assist the maintenance of body shape and monitor physical activity.

RunKeeperapps

The application has the ability to sketch the path traveled, which is then displayed on the map and shared with your friends .

You can also follow the rhythm of your heart , combustion of calories and making exercises with intervals. This app supports a large number of sports while, with the paid version, you can even follow the directions and advice of a virtual trainer.

6. CM Mobile Security

CM Mobile Security is an antivirus program that is constantly on top of the list of the most popular antivirus programs. This application uses less RAM and enables continuous protection. In addition, you can block unwanted calls and messages and remove unnecessary data from the memory and tables and safely surf the Internet.

7. Parking Maniac

If you’ve ever driven a car it surely happened to you (or your close ones) that you got a ticket for parking because you did’t pay the zone. Parking Maniac is a very useful application which has the possibility of paying zones for almost all the cities in your country. Define your registration first and then just click on the ticket you want to pay for. You will not have to remember to send SMS anymore.

8. Facebook

Everyone has a Facebook profile, and this requires no further explanation. Download it and enjoy it with your Android phone!

9. Deezer

 

deezerapps

With access to a large and diverse catalog with more than 30 million songs, our old friend Deezer offers smart search, integrated mini-player and ergonomic design.

10. Kindle

Amazon is the king of the market of e-readers and e-books and its application is a must in this review. Kindle offers access to Amazon’s vast collection of e-books, synchronization between devices, and advanced tagging content. You can even send your own e-books, documents and articles.

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Clef – A Mobile App that Replaces Passwords

Passwords have ended up dangerous in the advanced world. A few of us have a tendency to overlook them, and can lose our online records for all forever. Far and away more terrible, we regularly utilize the same low-security keys for our individual messages, ledgers, and social networking profiles. This makes it simple for programmers to take our mystery expresses and have entry to the majority of our individual data.

A late assault on Apple’s iCloud furnished programmers with in excess of 100 passwords that fit in with VIP accounts. The programmers utilized these keys to take naked photographs and post them on the web. Cases like these have gotten to be very basic.

Most specialists in the security field concur that the future needs to be “watchword less.” The framework that is right now set up is insufficient. It appears as though enterprises are continually playing get up to speed with security dangers. It is clear that something will supplant the secret word within a brief period of time; in any event in the way that we know it today.

Meet Clef, a versatile application that totally replaces usernames and passwords by utilizing your Smartphone. Could this be the arrangement we have been holding up for?

How can it Work?

Clef meets expectations by making an advanced key inside your telephone. The versatile application utilizes the advanced key to produce marks each time you have to log into a record. Since all the subtle elements stay in your telephone, breaks in the Clef Database don’t trade off your security.

After you synchronize Clef with a taking part site, an advanced mark is sent to your telephone. Clef then checks that mark and join you to the site server utilizing an administration called Oauth2.0.

In basic terms, as opposed to entering a username and secret word, you should simply point your telephone at your machine screen. Culinary specialist utilizes the Smartphone’s cam to send the scrambled key to the site, and consequently logs you in.

Google Chrome Plug-in

A huge disadvantage of Clef is that it can’t be utilized with each site, not without some assistance. While the organization powers logins for more than 9800 destinations, it doesn’t work specifically with significant organizations like Facebook and Twitter.

In any case, Joe Wegner, a 21-year-old aficionado of Clef, made a Google Chrome Plug-in that permits the versatile application to work over the whole web. He named it Waltz. Consequently, rather than persistently sitting tight for Amazon, eBay and other real players to actualize Clef, a client can login through any site utilizing Chrome and their Smartphone.

Clef clients will see the Clef image pop up on their screen whenever they have to log into a site, through Chrome.

Impediments

Clef is a simple to utilize, rich application that works like enchantment. The multi-layered security framework behind it is first rate, and it would take current machines several years to break it. It can’t be denied that this is a complex and natural thought; however it may have arrived on the verge of excessively late.

Likewise with any security advancement, Clef has gotten its impart of feedback. The fundamental one being that it obliges a Smartphone to work. This brings up issues, for example, what in the event that you leave your telephone at home? Imagine a scenario in which the battery kicks the bucket. Imagine a scenario in which it gets stolen. Furthermore, more individuals are substituting their desktops and laptops for cell phones, which sort of annihilation the reason for Clef. We live in a versatile world, where we can get to everything on our advanced mobile phones.

Maybe ten years prior this would have been gotten as the perfect answer for passwords, however in today’s reality, things are not all that straightforward.