Andreessen in hot water for texts he sent Zuckerberg

marc-andreessen Facebook’s board was sued earlier this year, with investors alleging that their interests were not adequately represented when Zuckerberg was permitted to sell most of his shares and still retain voting control of the company. And now court filings uncovered by Bloomberg show that texts sent by board member Marc Andreessen are being used to suggest that he was protecting Zuckerberg… Read More

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Samsung Galaxy S7 User Review 2016

I receive this Samsung Galaxy S7 two weeks ago. my first Android phone ever! I’ve played Android with my friends phone and hated it. but this has changed since I started using this phone. it’s fast, thin, beautiful and waterproof.

This phone was everything I could have asked for. I always had this predisposition that the Samsung phones were made with lower quality materials, but I was dead wrong. This phone is Beautiful! The materials they put into it are top notch and in my personal opinion this device looks and feels much better than the iPhones!

When I first got I was worried because I was switching from Apple to Android, which can be a pretty daunting change. BUT the transition did not seem to take long at all. I got into the phone pretty quickly and was doing my normal daily tasks in no time.

It is sad that I had to give up FaceTime but I feel like it was worth it and my friends quickly adapted and started calling me on Skype or Oovoo instead.

Unlike the name says, this phone did actually come with some type of warranty I believe. On the box there was a “24 month warranty” sticker,.. So I am assuming that means I have a warranty!

I also was curious to see which phone is faster (the iPhone 6s Plus vs the Samsung Galaxy S7) so I ran a few easy tests. In getting into apps, the Samsung got in just a hair faster. In loading webpages, the Samsung again beat the iPhone just by a hair.

The camera on the Samsung is by far the superior camera when there is ample amount of lighting but in low light, I would give it to the iPhone. The front-facing camera, works the same way. In low light the iPhone wins, but with enough light, the Samsung does better.

There are many really cool customization options on the Android software that you would have to jailbreak your iPhone to do, and with the type of person I am I feel like the Android software works better for me. On the other hand, Android may be more confusing to use. Things are not always quite right there where you want them to be and you have have to search for them. BUT Android helps you out with this with search bars when they are convenient.

Overall this device is everything I could have asked for. I really enjoy it and I hope I can continue enjoying it for as long as possibly.

If I had it to do over again, I wouldn’t get the silver color. Although it still looks classy, it also looks like a run-of-the-mill iPhone 6 haha. I liked the electric blue color on my S5 better (not available on the S7, as far as I know) – just had more of a wow factor.

Without a doubt, a Galaxy S7 Case is a good investment. There are many different cell phone accessories available in the, so be sure to test out a few before purchasing one.

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China’s futuristic train that floats above traffic now lies deserted

QINHUANGDAO, CHINA - SEPTEMBER 07: A Transit Elevated Bus (TEB) runs on tracks on September 7, 2016 in Qinhuangdao, Hebei Province of China. Medias reported in April that the Qinhuangdao Municipal Government has signed strategic agreement with TEB Technology Development Co.,Ltd to restore the road after the TEB 1 testing successfully until the deadline on August 31. Reporters witnessed on September 7 that the TEB 1 seems to be still testing. (Photo by VCG/VCG via Getty Images) It felt pretty awesome to witness the future of transportation unveiled this summer as China’s Transit Elevated Bus Train (TEB) took to the urban streets of Qinhuangdao for testing. One would think that after such an accomplishment the vehicle would be put to use as soon as humanly possible. Unfortunately, that is not what’s happening. A new report from Shanghaiist tells… Read More

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Create, Design & Launch Your Iphone Application

The Apple iPhone is an amazing device that invites  creativity. You’ve probably said to yourself: ‘I wish I  could do that on my iPhone.’

With the iPhone Software Development Kit (SDK), programmers can make your ideas reality – even if you yourself don’t know the difference between a C-pointer  and a SQLite database.

More than 200 iPhone application projects have already  been posted on Check out these tips in this article to get  your project kick-started.

We focus on the development of applications for the Apple iPhone, and we asked Nick Dalton, iPhone SDK specialist, to give Elance buyers a few tips on how to scope and post an iPhone Application project. Here’s what he had to say:

The iPhone is an amazing device that invites creativity. If you’re an iPhone owner I’m sure you’ve said to yourself: ‘I wish I could do that on my iPhone, or I have a great idea for an iPhone application’.

With the iPhone Software Development Kit (SDK), programmers can make your ideas reality – even if you yourself don’t know the difference between a C-pointer and a SQLite database. But before you go ahead and post your application idea to the buzzing iPhone project area on www.Elance,com. here are some pointers to get your project kick-started:

Study the Masters
Apple has already spent a lot of time thinking about how to present information and build interactive applications on the iPhone. The applications that come with the iPhone are the results of this research. Study them in great detail and try to apply as many of the user interface metaphors as possible to your application.

Not only will Apple be flattered if you imitate the user interface in their applications, but they actually mandate it to a great level of detail as described in their Human Interface Guidelines.

Dream in Color Screens
Most applications for the iPhone will be very visual. Therefore it makes sense to provide your requirements as screen images or sketches. You don’t have to be a graphics artist to do this effectively. An iPhone programmer is looking for the following information:

– The type of layout each screen should have

– The buttons on the screens

– The actions associated with each button

The exact shape and format of your screen sketches is secondary. As long as they are readable, it’s a great way to communicate your application design to a programmer.

Be Realistic About Your Budget
Look at other iPhone projects posted on Elance to get a sense for the bid amounts on these projects. Read the descriptions of these projects to see if they seem to be larger or smaller projects than what you have in mind. If you set your budget to under $500 for something that is realistically going to take a programmer two months to implement, you are not likely to attract many bidders.

From a programming perspective, some things are easy to do on the iPhone, while other seemingly simple things are very time consuming. For example the beautiful cover-flow animation used in the music application on the iPhone should be simple to use in other applications. Unfortunately you can’t. If you want this animation within your application it will have to be written from scratch, probably costing a one month of work.

If you talk to an approved iPhone developer early in your application design process you can learn how to get most out of your budget by avoiding the things that are really difficult to do on the iPhone.

Don’t Be Too Original
iPhone users already know how to do certain tasks on their phones by convention. For example, if you tap an item in a list that has a > icon next to it, you expect to be taken to another screen with more information about that item. If your application needs similar functionality, don’t be creative and come up with a new way to solve the same problem. Use the conventions already established by Apple.

New conventions are difficult to establish especially with the touch interface because there is no way to discover how your application works on the iPhone. Unlike a website where you can hover with the mouse pointer over areas that look like you can interact with them and a tool tip or the status bar will reveal some clues to you.

Know Your Limitations
The current version of the iPhone SDK, which is used to write applications for the iPhone, has many restrictions and limitations. Some of them are common sense, e.g. you can’t send text messages from an application. Imagine an application that sends out thousands of text messages without your knowledge, who is going to pay the phone bill for that?

Other restrictions are maddening: applications cannot access the log of phone calls, or interact in any way with the calendar or the music stored on the iPhone.

To Apple’s credit, the iPhone SDK is an amazing piece of software especially given that it was publicly released as a Beta just three months ago. Some of the shortcomings listed above will likely be addressed in future releases of the SDK.

As a buyer with an idea for an iPhone application, you should educate yourself about these limitations before you spend too much time designing an application that is impossible to implement. Talk to a developer or company that specializes in iPhone development (and there are many available on Elance) and they can help you get on the right track from the start.

Nick Dalton (username: 360mind) is an experienced iPhone SDK specialist and service provider. He has 15+ years of background in programming, and currently focuses his business, 360mind, 100% on the development of iPhone applications. For more information on Nick, check out his book, 101 iPhone Tips and Tricks.

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Most-Alluring 6GB RAM / 8GB RAM Phones in 2017

Smartphones are getting more and more powerful. Now-a-days, the features of a premium range mobiles are now available even on low range mobiles. Gone are the days when 2GB of RAM mobiles were a big deal. Android Smartphones with 6GB of RAM are already on sale today. But sometimes you may wonder if we really need a mobile phone with such whooping storage spaces. However, with more upcoming apps and features available, smartphones with a massive 6GB of RAM, 7GB RAM and even 8GB RAM have become a necessity.

One can imagine the prowess of a 6GB RAM smartphone knowing how efficiently 4GB RAM phones handles heaviest tasks and graphics smoothly. Check out our list of such massive RAM smartphones that have been scheduled to be launched in 2017. As lost of them are rumored phones it is difficult to guarantee if these devices shall be launched with the same specs that we mention. So without a much ado, let us check out the most awaited phones of 2017 with large RAM’s.

Phones with 6GB RAM / 7GB RAM & 8GB RAM

Samsung Galaxy Note 8

After the unmitigated failure of the Galaxy Note 7, 2017 promises to deliver an extremely competitive smartphone – Samsung Galaxy Note 8 in the market. The Galaxy Note 8 is rumored to flaunt an iris scanner to beef up the security for your data and phone. An artificial intelligence assistant is also said to be included in the phone which shall be one of the most exciting innovations. Samsung is also expected to upgrade the S Pen stylus when it releases the Galaxy Note 8, ensuring that it is both more user-friendly and feature-packed. 

LG V30

LG V30, it looks like the unique feature is going away. LG V30 is expected to come without a secondary ticker display as per the latest rumours as per the sources. Earlier, V10 and V20 smartphones were having the dual display. The LG V30 is expected offer 6GB of RAM. We can get more official details regarding this phone in 2017 in the Autumn season.

Huawei Mate 10

Not much about the upcoming mobile has been revealed. However, we can expect the mobile to come at an expected Price of Rs. 23,000 for a 6.0 inches, Android OS, v7.0 (Nougat), Octa Core Processor and a 6/7 GB RAM with 128GB internal storage. The phone may also sport a 20 MegaPixels Dual Camera for astounding picture quality.

OnePlus 4

Raise a toast to the massive 8GB RAM loaded in the OnePlus 4 coupled with the latest QUALCOMM snapdragon processor for fast functioning. Metal back, curved sides, a home button sitting underneath the display are some other features… Awesome, right? If the rumors are to be believed the OnePlus 4 will be a great phone with curved body & unique design. Similar its successor the OnePlus 3, Oneplus 4 will be a 5.5 incher Smartphone featuring the 4k resolution. Priced around Rs. 26,750 for offering such unique features and specifications the smartphone offers awesome interface, ultimate features, specification at quite a low price.

Asus Zenfone 4 Deluxe

Next in our list is the Asus Zenfone 4 Deluxe that comes with a 5.5-inch IPS screen and 1920 x 1080 resolution. The phone is rumored to sport a 7 / 8GB of RAM and 128GB of expandable internal storage via microSD. The phone shall be fueled by a 3500 mAh battery and will come with a 16-megapixel rear camera with dual-LED flash. The device shall run Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS under the hood.

Xiaomi Mi Note 2

The key highlight of the latest Xiaomi mobile, the Mi Note 2 is its 3D curved glass at front and back. This is the first dual-edge curved display smartphone from Xiaomi similar to Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge. The smartphone will be available in 4GB RAM & 6GB RAM variants. The Mi Note 2 packs a 4070mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0 support and is powered by Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS. It runs on Xiaomi’s custom MIUI 8 skin.

There are many more mobiles which shall be unveiled by the major conglomerates in 2017. We have handpicked the above phones based on some unique factors. If you think that we have left any deserving phone that could have been included, please mention us in our comments below.

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HTC debuts Vive Studios, building VR games that highlight the strengths of its platform

arcadesaga_bowshot_2_1920 More than a little bit of drama has emerged in the VR community in response to the trend toward exclusives among hardware manufacturers. Oculus and Sony have devoted significant resources to ensuring its systems have titles either launch first on their platforms or only on them. Meanwhile HTC and its Vive system, which is built upon Valve’s OpenVR platform, have stayed in the good graces… Read More

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Apples I phone 3G 8GB: King with the new cloths

Apple, the renowned manufacturer of I Pods, has set the fire all again. Apple has recently launched Iphone 3G 8GB. The previous version of Apple I-Phone created much hype all over the world but people were disappointed by the performance and the features that this phone gave. But now this manufacturer has come up with Apple IPhone 3G 8GB. As the name suggests the phone has the 3G support platform and offers you on board memory of 8 GB.

This third generation smart mobile phone has a grand 3.5 inches display touch screen that works on the capacitive mechanism that makes it user friendly display type. The screen has a support of 16 million colours which occupy 320 X 480 pixels of screen size. Additional feature that this display offers is auto rotate mechanism. The surface of the screen is made with a scratch less glass that allows you to use your phone with much worry.

IPhone 3G 16GB is a smart phone that operates on MAC operating system. 32 Bit, 620 MHZ processor by Samsung powers the whole mechanism of the phone. This phone has HTML browser by the world famous Safari. The phone offers you seamless connectivity with several data connectivity features like HSDPA, EDGE, GPRS USB, WLAN and Bluetooth.

To guide you at all the way, this little gizmo has GPS navigation support and comes along with the pre loaded Google maps. The gorgeous beauty is made to stay longer with you and hence you can use up this phone for 300 hours. It offers 10 hours of talk time.

Now it can be said that an apple a day keeps the hassles away. This phone is a complete package that will take care of all the communication, data and entertainment needs. The phone can be availed with all the leading networks such as T-Mobile, O2, Orange, Vodafone, Virgin and Three. Deals on Apples I phone 3G is available online at mobile stores and other retailers.

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Why New Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Sale UK Is A Breathtaking Deal?

Yes, you heard it right. The all new Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge are available for online sale offers. In these two new models, the most astonishing part is their waterproof feature that the fans of the Galaxy series earlier yearned for. Samsung Electronics was pleased to fulfill their wishes and reflected the same with the S7 and S7 Edge models. Recently, the reduced Samsung Galaxy S7 price UK announced by the online shopping stores for the customers has really surprised everyone. Now, before heading further about the sale opportunities, a brief look at the new models would help the readers decide.

  • Samsung Galaxy S7

Although the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge share many features, there are particularly some of them that people would find different.

Screen – In the Galaxy S7, you can discover the 5.1 inch AMOLED screen that has a Quad HD resolution for brighter and clearer display. Its 577 ppi is worth admiring and helps you view the crystal clear screen.

Design – The makers have ensured a curved design to fit the hands in the best way and operate without getting troubled to the big screen size. As in all, this Smartphone allows the user to navigate easily without any other distractions.

Camera – Crisp photographs is what you shoot using the S7 Smartphone that fulfills all your demand of the pocket-friendly photographing device. There could be no better place than searching online for the reduced Samsung Galaxy S7 price UK and grab the chance before it ends.

  • Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge

As mentioned about the S7 and S7 Edge share most of the features along with the intelligent technological changes.

Screen – You can find the S7 edge with its edgy and curved appearance, but it is slightly bigger than the S7 with a 5.5 inch screen of Quad HD resolution yet a lower ppi of 536. This device is a perfect gadget for gaming.

Design – It comes in a slightly big frame as compared to the S7 and looks extremely comfortable while handling irrespective of its size. The sleek and stylish Smartphones come easy to the hand for great navigation.

Camera – It shares the same feature on taking the crisp photographs like the S7 does. Photography enthusiasts would not complain about shooting the magnificent pictures even in the low light environment.

This brief preview might convince you to get drawn towards the new Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge sale UK, but there are other things you should keep in mind:

  1. 1.     Seller reputation – If you find this offer at a reputed seller who has a distinctive identity of selling the genuine products, then go for it. Go through the relevant policies and conditions before you buy it.
    1. 2.     Offers – It could be the icing on the cake if you get the new Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge sale UK at the lowest of prices from the reputed online stores. Make sure to compare the prices before barging in.

Do the research and get the favourable deals!

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Bluetooth 5 will bring higher speeds, better range and a focus on IoT

img_0651 The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) gave the green light to Bluetooth 5 this week, a new spec that promises some pretty radicular performance enhancements over its predecessor, according to the organization. The latest version of the ubiquitous wireless technology is said to offer twice the speed, four times the range and eight times the capacity for broadcast messages. All of those… Read More

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Prosper’s chief product officer just joined Norwest as a partner

screen-shot-2016-12-07-at-1-53-30-pm Norwest Venture Partners, the 56-year-old, Palo Alto, Ca.-based venture firm that counts banking giant Wells Fargo as its single institutional investor, has just brought aboard Parker Barrile as a partner. Barrile most recently was chief product officer at the fintech marketplace Prosper; before that, he spent five years at LinkedIn, where he was a VP of product. Since Norwest doesn’t… Read More

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