Samsung's latest smartwatch patent puts a screen on the rotary dial

One of Samsung smartwatches’ defining features for a while has been their rotary dial (or at least it has for the circle-shaped models, anyway). So it’s no surprise the company would be looking into ways to upgrade that feature in new ways, as evidenced by a new patent application for a screen-equipped dial which is to be possibly used in a future smartwatch.

While, as usual, we advise against getting overly excited for a patent, as there’s very little guarantee such a product is anything more than a Samsung engineer’s fever dream at the moment. First …

Snapchat forecast to pull $3bn a year by 2019, to surpass Twitter, AOL and Yahoo


Snap, the parent company behind the disappearing photo app, launched on the stock market earlier this month, making Snapchat’s co-founder, Evan Spiegel, the world’s youngest billionaire. The IPO saw the company’s shares soar up to $26 in two days, marking a $9 increase, and raised an eye-watering $3.4bn. Good job Mr Spiegel, right? However, a recent report from Emarketer forecasts that Snapchat could become more popular with advertisers than Twitter, Yahoo and AOL, with estimates of pulling in $3bn a year by the end of 2019. Тhe agency reported last year that Yahoo had dropped from …

Samsung Galaxy Tab simfree: Very low price range

Mobile phones have always been considered as the most useful gadgets. These have not only provided the solutions for the voice communication features but have offered many other advantages as well. The modern era gadgets offer much more than the simple communication. The gadgets have started to be known for the various other factors as well.

The new specialities of the mobile phones can be best checked out with the Samsung Galaxy Tab. The mobile phone holds the beauty in both the aspects – internal and external as well. The mobile phone is superior in looks along with the mind blowing range of features. The wide 7.0 inches touchscreen of the handset will make you enjoy the incredible features. The handset is a very classical combination of looks and mind blowing features. Internet facility can also be best enjoyed on the mobile as the handset incorporates that features like the GPRS, EDGE, WLAN, etc. The mobile phone works on the operating system of Android version 2.2 (Froyo). Moreover it also holds the PowerVR SGX540 graphics. The mobile is coming in two variants that are 16 GB and 32 GB respectively.

Along with it, the mobile also offers the Full HD video playback. The deals for the mobile phone are also available in oodles of formats like the contract deals and pay as you go deals formats. But the best way to achieve the mobile phone is through the sim free deals. The deals are available with almost all the networks but the best deals are coming with the tag name Samsung Galaxy Tab Orange deals. The sim free phones deals for the handset are offering the mobile for just £ 632.7. The best way to get the view of the deals is through internet. Many online price comparing web sites are comparing the deals for the mobile to make you get the cheapest of deals. This will also facilitate you in cracking the deals with the most numbers of benefits.

Source by: Tomy Nastey

Best iPhone 7 and 7 Plus accessories – cases, headphones, adapters, and more

The Apple iPhone 7 and 7 Plus are so popular, there’s a world of diverse accessories you can have for them. But iPhone users enjoy another privilege – Apple is very strict about product quality and puts electronic third-party accessories through its own MFi (Made for iPhone/iPod/iPad) certification.

Thus, if you buy Apple-certified accessories, you can be confident they will work as advertised and not cause any unexpected problems. And contrary to what you may expect, certified doesn’t mean “expensive.” High-quality iPhone accessories can be perfectly affordable!

Still skeptical? …

Best new Android and iPhone games (late March 2017)

Every week, we go through the new and notable games for iPhone, iPad and Android devices like the Google Pixel and Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, and we pick the best new releases that are worth a special place in your collection.

A game where you scream at your phone to play and a few more sensible ideasThe new Android and iPhone games that we pick have to be fun, well-ported to mobile, and not overwhelmed by in-app ads. Put simply, they need to be high quality games, but we don’t discriminate by genre: you will find everything here, from shooters, RPGs, platformers, …

Iphone compatible CCTV DVR

Hi, I just purchased a Digimerge DH200 4ch DVR with a 320GB hard drive. SDI is running a promotion on this unit for September and October. It is has H.264 compression with a 704 x 480 display resolution and is able to record at CIF, 2CIF, D1 qualities.

  • Four BNC inputs but no loop through
  • One composite output
  • One programmable spot output
  • One channel audio in/out
  • Four programmable alarm inputs and one out
  • RS485/RS232 for PTZ

But, that is enough about the specs the reason why I’m testing the unit is because it is suppose to be compatible with an Iphone. I called and talked with Digimerge tech support and talked with them about Iphone compatibility. Turns out that it is not quite compatible as of 9-4-09 but I bought it anyways. I asked the tech how it was able to work an Iphone because I only know of one other manufacturer with this ability. Basically the way that Digimerge is going to make it work is by building a site that will connect with they’re DDNS server with a special software that allows the DVR to be viewed by an Iphone. I done a little research and believe that they are going to use YOICS software. I don’t know but I assume it is going to be server based as the tech said that no apps needed to be loaded to any cell phone for remote video streaming. Supposedly it is simple as logging in to DVR with user name and password then just view your security cameras.

.The DVR has user friendly GUI interface that makes programming and searching easy. Recorded security camera images are recorded in thirty minute blocks which is not bad for searching with use FF play forward and backwards feature. Continuous and event recordings are color coded so that they are easy to distinguish from each other. The one drawback I see so far is that it can’t record a motion event while in the continuous record mode. So, that means that you can’t program a low fps (frames per second) for continuous and a high fps for motion. Also because of this you can’t receive email notices of a motion event while in the continuous mode. But, switching to scheduled recording is simple with just push of a button on the DVR or a click of the mouse on the viewing software. The reason for my adding this characteristic to this article is my own personal preference for recording both continuous and motion at the same time is to be assured that there is always some recorded images at all times.

The viewing software is easy to load and use either on your home network or over the internet. Any feature on the DVR can be accessed from the viewer this includes setup and search. The software allows you to view multiple DVR’s that might be needed with a chain of convenience stores. You can create a virtual DVR that shows one channel from each DVR so it can be used to live view multiple sites at once. This would come in handy for someone that owns several stores that wanted to keep an eye on every cash register all the same time. It allows you to view up to 64 security cameras on one screen but be aware it is for only one camera from each DVR. You can always view a single DVR and all of its security cameras with a simple click if you needed view all cameras at one site in case of robbery or the like.

Overall I like the unit as it is easy to use, economical, comes with one year replacement, three year repair, and five year hard drive warranty

P.S: It supports up to a 2TB.hard drive. After programming the one I bought for its maximum record quality (704×480) and maximum 30 fps a 320GB will last two weeks recording 24/7.

Alert Networks, Inc

Serving Metro Atlanta

Source by: Vernon DeHart

Qualcomm blocked Samsung from selling Exynos processors

Samsung has proven to manufacture very solid processors. Its Exynos chips have always been on par with the best, and they have produced consistent results that rival those of Qualcomm’s Snapdragon. So, in case you were wondering why Samsung doesn’t sell its chips to other smartphone manufacturers, safe for some Meizu models, you’re not alone.

For a long time the most popular opinion was that Samsung was just trying to protect its chip-making technology, but a new report out of South Korea claims otherwise. According to said report, Qualcomm has blocked Samsung from selling its Exynos processors …

Xiaomi Mi 6 and Mi 6 Plus specs leak: Snapdragon 835, lots of RAM in tow

Xiaomi is expected to launch a duo of powerful flagships this April, in the form of the Mi 6 and Mi 6 Plus. Up until now, rumors regarding the two phones have been somewhat contradictory, with some claiming that the smaller phone will sport an SD821 CPU, instead of the latest 835 chip, but a fresh new leak spewed out by the Chinese blogging sphere says otherwise, and it may be our first detailed look at the guts of the Mi 6 and Mi 6 Plus.

According to a specs spreadsheet leaked on Chinese microblogging site Weibo, the Xiaomi Mi 6, which is the smaller of the two, …

Samsung has quietly slashed prices on two of the best affordable phones around: the Galaxy A5 (2017) and A3 (2017)

The new Samsung Galaxy A (2017) series are impressive: the phones feature a design that looks and feels almost exactly as fine as the glass and metal one on the flagship S7 family, they sport truly impressive battery life, feature an impressive water-protection rating and run on the latest Samsung Grace user interface.
And now, less than a couple of months after their official launch, Samsung has slashed the prices on both the 5.2-inch Galaxy A5 (2017) and smaller, 4.7-inch A3 (2017).

The new price adds to the value of …

Despite Google fixing the Bluetooth bug plaguing the Pixel and Pixel XL, some users are still experiencing issues

Ever since Google released the February Android security build for the Pixel and Pixel XL, owners have been experiencing Bluetooth issues left and right. A little over a month ago, Google acknowledged the problem and stated that a solution is being worked on. It was four days ago that the awaited fix came, and it didn’t even require Pixel owners to download a system update, since it was a “server-side” solution, as Google puts it.

However, judging by the myriad of Pixel and Pixel XL owners who are complaining on Google’s product forums from still experiencing …