Saturday, November 29, 2014

Corning Gorilla Glass

Corning is a company that has been producing glass screens since 1950, and since 2005, it started making screens for smartphones. It claimed fame with iphones started coming out with Gorilla glass screens, with rest of smartphone manufacturers like Samsung, HTC adopting it.

These screens are better scratch resistant and break resistant. The latest one is Gorilla Glass-3, and the above is a video of Gorilla Glass-4, which is much tougher than Gorilla Glass-3.

Gorilla Glass is patented by Corning. Saphire displays are competitive to Gorilla Glasses but they cost 10 times more than Gorilla glass, and hence smart phone manufacturers may stick to Gorilla Glass, in the near future, unless the cost of making saphire displays comes down.

But, Saphire is already being used in latest Apple iphones since iphone-5, for Camera screen and start button.

Friday, November 28, 2014

Good website for applying jobs -

Recently been reviewing various websites that will help techies find jobs and I find, better than all. The reason being simple interfacing, and what ever is required only appears on screen. For example the menus contain, C++ jobs, Java jobs which will directly open the related job postings. Also there are filters like 1-3 years, 3-5 years, along with location filters, it simply is too good.

And you can multiple jobs at a time by clicking the checkboxes and hit submit. And what's awesome is, it tells you whether recruiter viewed your profile, moved it for future use or not what he is looking for. Fast and Easy, simple and reliable

One Plus Phone

For 299$, you cannot get a Nexus or iphone, but a way better phone in the form of OnePlus, that outperforms both the said flagship phones with a huge margin.

Except for the screen size which is 5.5 inch, this phone has all the things, which are best. For example, it's 13 MP back camera with Sony Exmor sensor and six lenses is the best in it's category. Also, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor is the most latest in market. For graphics, there is Adreno 330 GPU and it runs on Android Kitkat, upgradable to later versions. Coming from Cyanogen mod developers, who used to release custom Android for better performances, this phone stands upto it's tagline "Flagship Killer"

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Xiaomi Redmi Note 3G version launched

Chinese Handset maker, Xiaomi launched it's Xiaomi Redmi Note 3G variant in India. Below are the full device specifications.

For a price of Rs.8999, you can't expect more. For this price range giving an Octa Core Processer is also unexpected. Xiaomi is leveraging it's Chinese advantage, where manufacturing costs are low, and produces on the basis of demand, so it won't have to produce anything extra than demand.

The screen size is a big one, and carrying might be a problem. Other than that, all features look good.

It will be better if companies release 4 inch phones, with good specifications, which actually fit in our pocket. Unfortunately only Apple produces such devices, which are generally three to four times costlier than Android devices.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Amazon selling Small Drones in India

Amazon has started selling drones in India. These are small drones, which can assist us in a lot more ways, if we learn to use them creatively. I personally feel physically disabled persons or paralysed people who are unable to move will find these drones very useful. Below is a video shared by Amazon India in Facebook.

Screenshot on Windows Phone 8.1 and later

To take a screenshot on Windows Phone 8.1 and later, just press Volume Up and Power button at the same time. The below is a screenshot taken in my Lumia phone.

Yota Phone - 2 Review

Yota Phone is from a Russian startup, with a novel concept of mixing mobile phone with e-book reader. Many of you must be aware of Amazon's kindle - the tablet like device, reading from which doesn't harm your eyes. So, this Yota Phone has a second screen on it's backpanel, which is similar to ebook readers. Here's a short video below for you to give a glimpse of Yota Phone - 1, which is available in market.

 Yota Phone - 1, although an innovation, it's kinda beta device for checking the user interest on second screen. After a more than perceived huge interest on Yota Phone - 1, Yota is coming up with Yota -2, with a bigger front screen (4.7 inch) and more beautiful second second screen. Below is the picture of upcoming device. The picture says it all.

This phone is going to be released in December in UK and for third world countries like India, the phone will be available during the last quarter of 2015.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Review for Spiderman Unlimited Game of Gameloft

Downloaded the game in my Lumia 520 and started playing. You need to be connected to the internet to play, even when there is nothing to download from internet.

I completed two levels and immediately a screen came saying there is an update and it wants to download it. And there is only one "ok" button on it. I have no option but to press ok. Even if I reopen the game the same screen reappears. The update is huge again, and I have to use wifi for the download, since with Edge, it takes a whole day to update.

Lumia 520 has 512 MB RAM which is very less, so the game occasionally crashes or moves slowly at times. The process of 1.2 GHZ single core is fine for this game. You need atleast 1 GB RAM for good playing experience.

The game is great interms of content and you get a real spidey experience of playing it, fighting villains, churning out web, and comics like visuals.

Bottomline: The game is good in terms of design, but regularly needs to be updated and the user should be given an option to cancel the update if he wants to.