Archive for the ‘Tech’ Category

Samsung SmartWatch

September 5, 2013

I am not that impressed. The design feels cheap and the interface empty and dull. Let’s hope Apple bring their world class design team and beat Samsung.

Canon Camera

August 10, 2013

Canon has come out with a neat new camera that shoots in 1080p and fits almost anywhere. The Vixia Mini.

What are your thoughts on this cute camera? Will you buy it? Or do you think smartphones 1080p cameras are enough?

Mac Pro 2013

August 4, 2013

It’d be hard for me to envision myself using a Mac as a desktop computer, it really would. However, the new Mac Pro is gorgeous and insanely powerful with some very nice innovations. However, as a gamer first and foremost, it’d be illogical to buy it just yet, even though Mac is gaining gaming support, it’s still decades away from the PC.

One of the most beautiful desktop computers out there. Will you buy one?

Apple guilty in price-fixing + iPhone 5S delayed

July 17, 2013

Things aren’t going too well after Steve Jobs died. The quality of their products is declining, their stock value has literally been cut in half, delays now they are found gulity in fixing prices with their iBooks store.

Oh my, Steve Jobs, why did you have to die? You made Apple what they were. Now, I am looking into their rivals more and more Samsung, Sony and HTC all are catching up and looking more promising as Apple keeps declining.

Oh yeah, also iPhone 5S production has been delayed by over a month and results in shipments won’t happen in Q3 this year but Q4 instead. Great job!

So many colors… I am not too fond of the upcoming design choices with iOS 7.

My thoughts on iOS 7

June 14, 2013

Apple revealed their new iOS with an all-new design for the first time in seven years and… I am not fond of it.

It’s much flatter than the previous ones and many of the icons look flat out ugly now. I’m looking at you Photos and Game Center. Disgusting.

I have an iPhone 4S, and the most appealing feature for iOS 7 won’t be available on my phone. The AirDrop. Nor will iRadio in my country. Sucks, right?

I’m sure that I will get used to the new design and eventually forget it even has changed. And I’m sure I will even like it. It does come with a lot of improvements that I will be using such as the new improved Safari, Quick Control, Email, Camera etc etc.

But it really grinds my gears about that AirDrop and iRadio. I hate restrictions and I see no reason to upgrade to an iPhone 5 to get AirDrop. I’m still waiting for the iPhone 6 before I consider upgrading my phone.

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Apple’s iOS

June 6, 2013

Apple used to be the unrivaled kings of smartphones in my eyes. Especially their iOS. It’s stunning, stable, fast and loaded with great content. But things don’t stay like that forever.

Other developers are catching up. In fact, some have already surpassed iOS in some features. I just saw some nice features from HTC and Sony. iOS needs to be more live streamed. It needs to be more open. It needs a desperate change of design.

iOS 7 is confirmed to have an all-new look. A more simple one. Elegant. But what does that mean? Unfortunately we do not know. Apple are dead silent until the reveal this year.

I still use iOS due to iMessage. It’s a godlike feature. Plus there are many other reasons as well. But like I said, they’re slipping. They are no longer unrivaled. And if they don’t step it up, I will for the first time in my life have a different smartphone other than iPhone.

Wanted

May 9, 2013

Without a doubt my most wanted thing right now are the highly promising Google Glass. I mean, have you seen the video for them? How wicked are they? I am willing to pay up to $999 for them once they are released if they deliver on all the awesomeness that they show in the video.

Technology sure is beautiful and I am eagerly awaiting the next big leap within it. Could it be Google Glass, or something even more legendary?

Microsoft working on smart watch

April 17, 2013

Not only Samung and Apple are working on a smart watch, but now Microsoft are too. It seems without a doubt that this very well could be the next big gadget category and it’s only natural that the three giants want to gather as a large market share as possible as quickly as possible.

Are you interested in a smart watch? With GPS, heart rate monitor, mp3, etc? Basically a “smartphone light” that syncs with your smartphone and whatnot. I think it has limited potential, but it’ll be interesting to see. I’d use it with fitness in mind.

Some interesting concepts for what Microsoft could do with their smart watch.

Samsung Galaxy S4

March 15, 2013

Samsung unveiled their next flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S4, and it was quite impressive even though it didn’t have everything that I was hoping, it had nearly all of it, all of my “requirements” at least.

  • Display: 4.99 inch Full HD Super AMOLED (1920×1080) display with 441 ppi.
  • Processor: 1.6GHz/1.2GHz Exynos 5 Octa processor or 1.9GHz Snapdragon quad-core processor depending on the region
  • Camera: 13-megapixel back facing camera and 2-megapixel front facing camera.
  • Memory: 2GB LPDDR3 RAM
  • Storage: 16GB/32GB/64GB

And what about the features I mentioned/were rumored?

  • Smart Pause/Play/Scroll are all confirmed to be on the phone. Brilliant!
  • S Drive: Samsungs own GPS for the car with some real nice features such as being able to talk with it.
  • S Health: Samsungs own health application, seems very promising if you care about your health and caloric intake.
  • Dual Cameras: Allows you to take pictures from front and rear camera at the same time.
  • Dual Video Call: Same as camera, but with video and up to three-way video calls.
  • Group Play: Allows you to share content/games simultaneously with other S4 users.

And on top of that they have the new Gorilla 3 glass that is incredible durable and insanely difficult to shatter/scratch. Quite an impressive piece of technology. The ball is now in Apple’s court. Can they match the greatness that is the S4 with their next iPhone?

The new S4.

First picture of the Galaxy SIV?

March 11, 2013

Here’s a picture of what is claimed to be the first leaked of the Galaxy SIV smartphone from Samsung.

This phone is officially slated to be revealed in only three days, so it’s only natural that rumors are coming like crazy now.

It looks very simple and elegant in my eyes, but once again, it’s RUMORS.