Apple earbuds

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Apple EarPods first shipped with the iPhone 5 and feature a remote control and microphone. They also ship with the fifth-generation iPod touch (without mic) and the seventh-generation iPod nano (without mic). They’re also sold independently.The Apple EarPods are Assembled in Vietnam.

All but the basic earbuds have control capsules allowing users to adjust volume and control music and video playback, located on the cable of the right earpiece; those “with Remote and Mic” also include a microphone for phone calls and voice control of certain devices. Users can adjust volume, control music and video playback (play/pause and next/previous,) and record voice memos on supported iPod and iPhone models and Mac computers. There have been many reports of moisture problems with the remote/mic earbuds. The original iPhone and iPhone 3G came the iPhone Stereo Headset, a push-button and microphone on the right side of the headphones (there is no volume control, and only limited control of calls).

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As with Apple’s last line of headphones, these Earpods will include a small remote and mic on the cord so that you’re able talk on the phone hands-free or quickly adjust volume.

@TechCrunch reports on the technology behind Apple’s new headphones:

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APPLE apps reduced to zero

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LOT of ios aaps and games have had reduced there prices to zero…

On the apples website the promotion is not explained but the verge says it culd be related to app’s store 5th anniversary….

The list of free apps includes Traktor DJ, Day One, Over and Barefoot World Atlas.

Free games include Infinity Blade II, Badland, Tiny Wings, Where’s My Water? and Superbrothers: Sword and Sworcery EP.

To make a comparison the standard price for TRAKTOR DJ for ipad goes for$19.99 while for Infinity blade We’re waiting for an official explanation from Apple regarding these discounts.

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shreyam duggal

Amkette evo tv

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EvoTV is a range of net connected media players developed by Amkette that brings internet and web2.0 features to the television. EvoTV was envisioned to be a substitute to the growing range of Smart TVs in the market. Instead of replacing complete television sets to get internet based features users could just connect an EvoTV and get the same features at a much lower cost. EvoTV is based on the Android operating system, can connect to the internet wirelessly, and can stream local, network and internet media and audio files. Once connected users can access Android Playstore Apps using EvoTV on their television. The first EvoTV was launched in the middle of 2012 and received many positive reviews and awards. In 2013 Amkette EvoTV won the NDTV Gadget Award for the Best Consumer Electronic.

EvoView – Is the user interface which allows customization of the home screen for applications, videos, and weblinks.

EvoRemote – is a feature packed remote control which has gathered much praise as being an intuitive and advanced method to interact with EvoTV and access all the features available on it. It comes with a touch sensitive button to control the movement of the EvoTV pointer.

MyYTViewer – is an application that allows creation of live groups based on various criteria such as channels, category, terms and more for video from youtube.

Motion Gaming – allows users to play games with the motion of the remote control

Amkette EvoTV is a android based Media Player that comes with loads of connectivity, a good form factor. It’s design is nice, a small black square box that can be covered by my palm.

The Remote :
Now this is the thing that actually made me buy this Media Player, It has got capacitive buttons which when touched can be used to move the cursor, it makes it act like a air mouse, control is easy and I don’t have to move my whole hand to move from one point of screen to another, movement of wrist is more than enough.
It has got a accelerometer inbuilt that helps in control motion sense games (read not all motion games are compatible). A inbuilt Mic in the remote for Skype (yes, Skype works flawlessly)
And other Zoom in-out buttons that works when moved finger clock wise or vice-versa with media player buttons to control the music, play-pause, volume up-down, next-previous.
Gaming Mode button makes the remote more responsive and faster also activates it’s motion gaming capabilities if the game supports and is compatible to it.

Remote Specs :
Radio Frequency: 2.4 Ghz. Does not need line of sight
Range: 10 meters
Air Mouse: Works in 360’ direction
EvoTouch Functions: Touch sensor for on screen control
Gaming Mode: Motion sensors for games
Inbuilt Microphone for video conferencing and voice commands
Universal Remote functions for standard TV control
Battery: 3.7 V, 700 mAh Li-ion Rechargeable with charging cable

Pros:
Android Media Player
A Powerful Remote (IMO the cost of the remote will be more than that of the box)
WiFi/Ethernet Connectivity
DLNA
Loads of Games
Android 2.3.4
4 USB Ports
Mali 400 GPU
Cortex A-9 Processor
YouTube Channel
Updates
Makes my TV a Computer (Almost)
Plays almost all formats
SPDIF Output
HDMI Output

Cons :
Home Screen Lags a Bit
Force Close Issues arise sometimes (rarely)
No Bundled Keyboard
Have to change the media resolution to 1080p if I want to play a Full HD Movie.
4GB Inbuilt Memory is Less for me.
512MB Ram (1GB would have made me more happier)
No USB 3.0
Now the Main Features
UI :
It comes with a 6 Screen tiles UI which is fully customizable and I can add my own views, application, web links or a single widget inside a Tile. I Can also add Widget like Facebook, twitter on the tiles also.
On the left Corner information about weather is given and on the bottom part a live newsfeed keeps going which is again good. It’s simple, nice and does the job nicely but one thing that effects is while scrolling sideways It does lag a bit
Would rate it 4/5 (Because of the lag) (Edit : Complained about the same and they did somethings and the box is smooth now !! )

As a Media Player :
It plays almost all the formats I’ve thrown to it, be it a Full HD x264 or MKV or even a AVI file, it has played all of them easily and the quality is nice. The only thing I don’t like is that in order to have the best video quality for 1080p movies I’ve to change the video mode to 1080p which makes the system a still slower and I think 1GB Ram could have played a important part here. Never the less even at the 720p mode, it is very difficult to differentiate between the quality, have tested it on my 32 incher as well as a 42 incher regza.
As far as playing music is concerned it does play FLAC files and it’s SPDIF output gives a better sound output
Overall for it’s media player capability would rate it 4/5

Games :
I’m a Hardcore Gamer and I love these anywhere, on my phone to my Desktop and now the Media Player. IT does come with few games, but you can always download game from Play Store (yes it comes with Google Play). Have download and tried few free games currently have around 10-12 fully compatible games other than what comes in the box. As it comes with the Mali 400 GPU, the graphics quality is nice and feels like I’m playing the old classics again on my TV.
Gaming is fun and I really liked it, this is one of the best features of EvoTV that actually made me buy it. Motion sensing is flawless although it doesn’t work in every game, but for the time being happy with these few games. It Fills the gap of gaming console for me.
Overall would rate 4.5/5 (Few Very good free games out there.)

Notifications center

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From the moment you lay eyes on iOS 7, you can tell that it’s completely different than any of the previous versions of Apple’s mobile OS. The entire system has been redesigned, from the Lock screen to the app icons, and everything in between.

We’ve taken brief peeks at a lot of the changes that we’ve spotted thus far in iOS 7 over the past few days, but we felt some of them deserved a more in-depth look, like the all new Notification Center. It’s better looking now, and quite a bit smarter…

The first thing you’ll notice about the new Notification Center is that the now infamous linen-textured background is gone. It’s been replaced by a semi-transparent, blurried background that jailbreakers might find reminiscent of BlurriedNCBackground. It’s light enough for colors from the underneath window to bleed through, but dark enough so that text is legible. I think it looks a lot better
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multitasking in ios 7

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Tim Cook just said during WWDC 2013 that multitasking in iOS has been revamped completely. iOS 7 will now monitor your app usage even more closely than before, meaning it will have apps like Facebook pull in news and other updates in the background, getting them all ready to roll when you launch the app. There’s also a new panel for app controls called Control Center and a new look for UI when switching apps

The iPhone will now also adjust networking conditions to save battery life (so hopefully no more running out your battery while frantically trying to connect to WiFi), and there’s a new notification management system that looks a lot cleaner and straightforward than the current implementation. These new features look terrific — we’ll get a look at them running in iOS 7 hopefully soon.

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Design
Device type:Smart phone

OS:PopupiOS (6.1, 6)

Dimensions:4.87 x 2.31 x 0.30 inches (123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm)

Weight:3.95 oz (112 g)
the average is 4.4 oz (125 g)

Display Popup
Physical size:4.0 inches

Resolution:640 x 1136 pixels

Pixel density:

326 ppi

Technology:

IPS LCD

Colors:16 777 216

Touchscreen:Multi-touch

Features:Light sensor, Proximity sensor

Battery
Stand-by time:9.4 days (225 hours)
the average is 18 days (433 h)

Talk time (3G):8.00 hours
the average is 9 h (532 min)

Capacity:1440 mAh

Hardware
System chip:

Apple A6

Processor:

Dual core, 1300 MHz, Apple Swift

Graphics processor:PowerVR SGX543MP3

System memory:

1016 MB RAM

Built-in storage:16 GB

Camera
Camera:Popup8 megapixels

Flash:LED
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Aperture size:

F2.4
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Features:PopupBack-illuminated sensor (BSI), Auto focus, Touch to focus, Digital image stabilization, Face detection, Geo tagging, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Panorama
.

Camcorder:1920×1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps)

Features:Digital image stabilization, Video calling
.

Front-facing camera:1.2 megapixels

Multimedia Popup
Music player:Filter by:Album, Artist, Genre, Playlists
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Features:Album art cover, Background playback
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Speakers:Earpiece, Loudspeaker

YouTube player:Yes

Internet browsing
Built-in online services support:YouTube (upload)

Technology
CDMA:

800, 1700/2100, 1900 MHz

GSM:850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz

UMTS:850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz

LTE:700 MHz Class 13, 850 MHz, 1800 MHz, 1900 MHz, 2100 MHz

Data:LTE Cat3 Downlink 100 Mbit/s, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE, GPRS, EV-DO Rev.A, EV-DO Rev.B

Positioning:

A-GPS, Glonass, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning

Navigation:Turn-by-turn navigation

HTC one

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Device type:

  • Smart phone
  • OS:
    • Android (4.1.2) Sense 5.0 UI
  • Dimensions:
    • 5.41 x 2.69 x 0.37 inches  (137.4 x 68.2 x 9.3 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 5.04 oz  (143 g) the average is 4.4 oz (125 g)

Display

  • Physical size:
    • 4.7 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 1080 x  1920 pixels
  • Pixel density:

    Pixel density – The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

    • 468 ppi
  • Technology:

    Technology – There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes.  Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed.  Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

    • S-LCD 3
  • Touchscreen:
      • Multi-touch
  • Features:
    • Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass

Battery

  • Capacity:
    • 2300 mAh

Hardware

  • System chip:

    System chip – Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.

  • Processor:

    Processor – The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

    • Quad core, 1700 MHz, Krait 300
  • Graphics processor:
      • Adreno 320
  • System memory:

    System memory – System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

    • 2048 MB RAM
  • Built-in storage:
    • 32 GB
  • Maximum User Storage:
    • 26 GB

Camera

  • Camera:
      • Popup4 megapixels
    • Flash:
      • LED
    • Aperture size:

      Aperture size – The aperture of a camera is the opening through which light travels before it reaches the camera sensor. The smaller the number is, the bigger this opening is, allowing for more light to pass.

      • F2.0
    • Features:
      • Back-illuminated sensor (BSI), Auto focus, Optical image stabilization, Burst mode, Digital zoom, Geo tagging, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Panorama, Scenes, Effects, Self-timer
  • Camcorder:
      • 1920×1080 (1080p HD)
    • Features:
      • Optical image stabilization, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Video calling
  • Front-facing camera:
      • 2.1 megapixels

Multimedia Popup

  • Music player:
    • Filter by:
      • Album, Artist, Playlists
    • Features:
      • Album art cover, Background playback, Beats Audio
  • Speakers:
    • Earpiece, Stereo speakers
  • YouTube player:
    • Yes

Internet browsing

  • Built-in online services support:
    • YouTube (upload), Picasa

Technology

  • CDMA:

    CDMA – Code Division Multiple Access. A technique of multiplexing, also called spread spectrum, in which analog signals are converted into digital form for transmission. For each communication channel, the signals are encoded in a sequence known to the transmitter and the receiver for that channel. The foremost application is digital cellular phone technology from QUALCOMM that operates in the 800MHz band and 1.9GHz PCS band. CDMA phones are noted for their excellent call quality and long battery life.

    • 800, 1900 MHz
  • GSM:
    • 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • UMTS:
    • 850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz
  • LTE:
    • 800 MHz, 1800 MHz, 2600 MHz
  • Data:
    • LTE, HSPA (unspecified), UMTS, EDGE, GPRS
  • Positioning:

    Positioning – This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. There are three main types: GPS, A-GPS and GLONASS. GPS – This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS – A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization. GLONASS – GLONASS is a global positioning system, developed by the Russian Federation. It’s very similar to GPS, but isn’t so popular in cell phones.

    • GPS, A-GPS, Glonass
  • Navigation:
    • Yes

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