Sunday, August 4, 2013

Nokia Lumia 1020 Now Official: 41MP Camera with OIS and 6 Lenses

The leaks turned out to be right. Nokia made the Lumia 1020 handset official and the details revealed days before the official launch were mainly correct. The Nokia Lumia 1020 is the new flagship from the Finnish phone maker since it is by far the best device from Nokia in terms of specs and features. The Lumia 1020 boasts of having the best technology in smartphone photography to date. Nokia previously released the Pureview 808 handset and it has since garnered awards but in terms of sales, it was quite a disappointment. What probably made people think twice about purchasing the Pureview 808 was the fact that it was running a Symbian OS. Nokia has now utilized essentially the same technology seen on the Pureview 808 and combined it with Windows Phone 8 OS and the product is the Lumia 1020.

The Nokia Lumia 1020 features a stunning 41-megapixel camera with optical image stabilization, 6-lens Zeiss optics, and a xenon flash. It can capture the high-resolution images and a smaller oversampled 5-megapixel image using the same sensor. The Lumia 1020 also supports 1080p video capture and has 4x zoom, or up to 6x at 720p resolution. There is an app called Pro Camera which enhances the photography features of the Lumia 1020. Pro Camera helps in adjusting settings for flash, focus, ISO, white balance, shutter speed, and exposure. Nokia is also offering a Camera Grip accessory that boosts the battery life of the phone.

Friday, August 2, 2013

5 Tips For Securing Data on Mobile Devices

By now, it’s nothing new to say that we’re living increasingly more of our lives through mobile devices. The rapid spread of incredibly advanced smartphones and tablets has lead to limitless implementation of social, business and entertainment practices on devices that we can fit in our pockets. However, while this development is generally understood and accepted, there is one aspect of mobile technology that is still ignored by far too many people: security.

The fact is, in conducting so much business and social activity through mobile devices, we inadvertently store a great deal of sensitive personal information on them. From names and passwords, to communications, and in some cases even addresses and payment information, we keep many things on our phones and tablets that we wouldn’t want to fall into the wrong hands. So, to help you to avoid security issues that can arise from this reality, here are 5 tips for protecting data on your mobile devices.

1. Use A Secure Device Password

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Samsung Caught Cheating on Benchmark Tests for Galaxy S4

In comparing smartphones, one of the key factors generally looked into is processing power. Indeed, for most users, to which manufacturers agree to, speed is key. So it’s expected for manufacturers do everything just to get ahead of its competition. Samsung, sadly, has done something that borders on cheating when it comes to the processing power of the octa-core variant of its Galaxy S4 smartphone. This specific variant runs on the Samsung-made Exynos 5 octa-core processor and the PoweVR SGX 544MP3 GPU.

AnandTech has recently confirmed that the Samsung Galaxy S4 does a trick that boosts the GPU clock frequency when benchmark apps are running. For the rest of the apps, however, the GPU speed is slower.

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