The Samsung Galaxy S Is An Advanced Touch Screen Phone

Samsung has recently announced the release of a stunning new handset, the i9000 Galaxy S.  Boasting an advanced touch screen, five mega pixel digital camera and Android operating system, this technologically advanced Smartphone looks sure to be a hit for the manufacturer.

The five mega pixel digital camera takes excellent quality snapshots thanks to a pixel resolution of 2592x 1944.  A number of image enhancing features simplifies the task of taking quality photos.  These include Autofocus, touch focus and face & smile detection as well as geo-tagging which uses GPS to record the location at which a photo was taken.  The camera can also shoot high quality video in 720p at a rate of 30 frames per second along with a secondary video shooting in VGA quality.

In order to provide the Samsung i9000 Galaxy S with optimum connectivity levels, a number of features are utilised.  In order to stay connected to cellular networks, class 12 versions of both EDGE & GPRS are utilised.  Connection to the Internet is provided by both Wi-Fi and 3G.  In areas covered by 3G, an HSDPA connection provides speeds of up to 7.2 mega bytes per second (alongside HSUPA at 5.76 mega bytes per second).  Whenever a signal is detected from a wireless Internet router, Wi-Fi takes advantage of this providing users with a much faster connection, and therefore enhanced web browsing experience.  In order to connect the Samsung Galaxy S to a computer, a micro USB connection is provided.  This allows a number of tasks to be carried out such as transferring media files and backing up contact information.

Depending on the model, either 8 GB or 16 GB of internal storage is provided.  Even the basic version, therefore allows an impressive amount of data to be stored.  A micro SD slot is also provided for Data Storage and can accommodate a memory card of up to 32 GB.  The internal phonebook is certainly spacious and can store a practically unlimited number of entries and fields and boasts the popular Photocall feature.

Due to the large 4 inch touch screen, the Samsung Galaxy S isn’t the smallest handset in the world although it is extremely slimline at just 9.9 mm and its light weight of 118 g makes it a reasonably pocket friendly handset.

The 4 inch super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen can display up to 16M colours within a pixel layout of 480x 800 pixels.  This results in stunningly high quality display of on screen images.  An accelerometer sensor is built into the handset which automatically rotates the on screen image dependent upon the orientation of the phone.  This means is that it can be viewed in both portrait and landscape which is ideal for viewing video files.

An impressive level of everyday functionality is achieved thanks to be long list of extra features and applications, and the Android OS (v2.1, Eclair).  These features range from a versatile media player, document viewer of and a number of applications which offer direct access to popular websites such as YouTube, Google and Picasa.

Samsung have a reputation for building high quality touch screen mobiles, and the Galaxy S is a fine example of the manufacturer’s capabilities.


Source by: Chris Westley


FTC files suit against Qualcomm, citing anti-competitive deal it struck with Apple

The FTC today filed a suit against Qualcomm, charging the chip maker with using unfair anti-competitive tactics in order to gain advantages from its competitors. According to the FCC, Qualcomm reached a deal with Apple that would make Qualcomm the exclusive supplier of certain baseband chips to Apple, in exchange for reduced royalty payments. The deal ran from 2011 to last year and prevented Apple from using baseband processors on the iPhone made by any other manufacturer except for Qualcomm. Currently, Qualcomm and Intel share the job of producing modem chips used on the Apple iPhone 7 and Apple …

Phone Systems for Small Business – 8 Factors for Evaluating a IP Phone System

Shoretel’s CEO, John Combs, presented a keynote address recently at IT Expo West, providing very relevant instruction to IT managers and business owners upgrading to a voice over IP (VOIP) phone system. He cited the MAC iPhone as an reference, to illustrate how quickly new technology can come to the fore in an industry. In the case of a VOIP business phone system, IP technology will soon dominate similarly over existing analog (TDM) systems. VOIP telephone systems can greatly increase user adaption rates, leading to improved productivity in a business.

An IP phone system allows the collaborative and reach aspects of unified messaging technology. The VOIP telephone system frequently includes features such as audio conferencing, unified messaging (voicemail to email), web collaboration, mobile integration (cell phones), presence (to locate employees quickly), instant messaging, video conferencing and business process integration (customer relationship management, sales, accounting, etc.).

What differentiates one vendor’s small business phone systems from the next? Mr. Combs suggests a an exceptionally structured evaluation process when upgrading to office telephone systems with VOIP for business. He advises forming an evaluation team of key players and using 8 evaluation criteria for selecting new small business phone systems:

  1. Usability. There must be an onsite demonstration using the actual hardware to be deployed. It is often advisable to have two or more vendor demonstrations side-by-side, or instead to deploy alternative prototypes at two different company locations and then swap systems and locations to see which one users preferred.
  2. Reliability. What is the expected failure rate, based on actual deployed systems using Bellcore/Telecordia standards? Mr Combs pointed out that academic laboratory estimates are not sufficient for confidence in deploying a new system. In other words be very careful about deploying anything that is not field tested.
  3. Availability. Make certain understand the effect of downtime on the business based on the planned configuration. How many points of failure are there in the vendor’s configuration?
  4. Scalability. Examine the anticipated cost should your organization double in size.
  5. Architecture. What methodology was used to design the system? Was it built ground-up vs. piecemeal from a number of merged business entities?
  6. Total Cost of Ownership. In many cases initial costs (hardware, network and implementation) come to only 20% of the aggregate system expenditure in the long term. Day-to-day costs (training, move/add/change, system management, network and utilities) can easily add up to 80% over the system lifetime. What is the case with the systems under consideration?
  7. Vendor Financial Strength. Evaluate the vendor’s balance sheet to get comfortable with the fact that they’ll continue to be able to support your office telephone system.
  8. Vendor References. Everyone on the team should contact their peers for information regarding the ip phone system vendors considered. Would they repurchase? Do they know of other references? How do actual costs compare to vendor estimates? Is the system a support nightmare? What about any “raving fans?”

When choosing to upgrade small business phone systems, most users choose a VOIP business phone system. The suggested evaluation criteria and especially the presence of “raving fans” for any VOIP business phone system are important to achieve all the benefits of VOIP for business.


Source by: Jim Green

If your iOS 10 powered iDevice is frozen, it probably is from this malicious text

There is a text message that can freeze an Apple iPhone, iPad or iPod running iOS 10 through iOS 10.2.1. Unlike the last malicious iOS text message we told you about, this one has an easy fix that will unfreeze your iPhone as though nothing ever happened to it. The text is made up of four characters. They are a white flag emoji, a character known as VS16 (which is not visible), a zero and a rainbow emoji. This text will freeze any iOS 10 powered device for two to three minutes before the phone crashes and comes back to life.

The reason that this works is believed to be due to the …

Verizon takes yet more evasive action as ‘thousands’ of customers refuse to give up their Note 7

It was understandably difficult for Note 7 owners to abandon their device. After all, it was a well-received handset, save for…that one thing…

Still, as Samsung has routinely reported, return rates have been high for the device. At last count, the electronics giant touted a 96 percent return rate on the phone (tied to a bit of news about the FAA no longer having to announce its ban on flights). But, as anyone with a basic understanding of math will happily tell you, 96 is not 100.

So, what’s to be done about all of those Note fans unable to give up the dream? Apparently Verizon [which owns the company that owns TechCrunch] still has a glut of them on the order of “thousands,” who are still holding on in spite of the carrier’s recent software update that stopped the phone from charging.

The company told Fortune that it will be taking things a step further, prohibiting the handsets from making any non-emergency outgoing calls by rerouting them to Verizon customer service.

The move comes as Samsung attempts to finally put the whole saga behind it by issuing the results of its official investigation into Note 7 explosions, most likely later this month.

Rumor: Nokia P1 to be announced at MWC 2017 as a high-end, Snapdragon 835-based Android phone

Remember the Nokia P1 Android phone that first caught our attention last summer? While Nokia hasn’t confirmed its existence, we’re now hearing that the handset could be officially announced next month at MWC 2017.

According to Russian publication Worket, the Nokia P1 is based on the Sharp Aquos Xx3 (pictured below), a smartphone released about half a year ago in Japan. However, the new Nokia handset should have enhanced specs, including a Snapdragon 835 processor (Qualcomm’s latest high-end chipset), 6 GB of RAM, and up to 256 GB of internal memory. Moreover, its 22.6 MP rear camera is expected …

Samsung Tocco lite vs Samsung Tocco Ultra Edition: Rivalry between two outlandish smart phones with superb features

Samsung is one of the most reliable and powerful brands that has made important position in the market as well as hearts of users wocrldwide. It has served users with wide array of handsets that have generated craze among users. Smart phones are encased with all high tech attributes that designed keeping in mind taste and demand of them. However, handsets are engaged in an emine war to prove oneself better than other. The onset of stiff competition between Samsung Tocco Lite vs Samsung Tocco Ultra Edition is an example to justify the statement. Users are in great dilemma as both devices are encased with superb applications that are not only sophisticated but also manageable. The Samsung Tocco lite is a 2G network handset that weighs 93.5 grams along the dimensions of 104 x 53 x 11.9 m. Whereas, the Samsung Tocco Ultra Edition is a 3G network handset that weighs 105 grams and has the dimensions of 110 x 51.5 x 12.7 mm that is heavier to hold and carry than the previous device. The former handset’s 3.0 inches screen displays 256K colours but the latter device’s 2.8 inches screen is capable of displaying 16M colours. The first smart phone inherits an internal memory composed of 50MB whereas the second smart phone has an internal memory embedded with 80MB. On comparing the battery back up of Samsung Tocco Lite and Samsung Tocco Ultra Edition, One would find that the Tocco Lite model delivers stand by 800 hours and talk time up to 10 hours and the Ultra Edition has a battery that yeilds stand by time of 350 hours and talk time up to 4 hours on a fully charged condition. The former handset encompasses 3.15 MP camera that enable one to take still pictures and also record videos. In contrast, the latter handset has a superb 8MP camera along advanced features like Geo-tagging, face and smile detection, image stabilization and wide dynamic range that help in improving the picture quality. Apart from above, there are some other features that are present in both devices. Both handsets support high speed connectivity through technologies like GPRS, EDGE, USB and Bluetooth. With HTML and WAP2.0 web browser, one can enjoy speedy surfing and can download videos, pictures etc., conveniently. Users can listen music through amazing media player that support formats like MP3, WMA, AAC and also accompanied FM radio with RDS support. Samsung Tocco Lite and Samsung Tocco Ultra Edition also have common applications like messaging, games, organiser, call record, phone book etc. Users can exchange information through SMS, MMS and Emails at a cheap rate. The phone book can store contacts of others and in call record option, one can view list of last dialed, missed and received calls.The access to these menu is simple and easy. Samsung Tocco Lite and Samsung Tocco Ultra Edition are indeed, fabulous handsets that are competent enough to compete with each other and also grab users attention. Both smart phones are useful in their own way and thus, its difficult to draw synopsis that which device is superior than other. For more details related to any of these handsets, users can access to various sites and get resolve their queries.


Source by: Day Kevi

AT&T turned off its 2G network on January 1st; spectrum will be used to expand 4G LTE capacity

Just announced on Monday, AT&T greeted the new year by shutting down its 2G network. So much has taken place in the wireless industry since AT&T launched the network. Since 2007, data use on AT&T’s network has grown an astonishing 250,000% led by video streaming. 2007, of course, was the year that the Apple iPhone first launched as an exclusive on AT&T. The carrier first announced that it was going to shut down its 2G pipeline more than four years ago.

The nation’s second largest carrier says that it will use the spectrum over the next few months to expand its LTE network. …

A Bad Apple Logic Board Can be Very Inexpensive to Repair

 The cost savings of having your apple logic board repaired instead of swapped out completely add up to over $800 dollars on some apple computer models. Quotes in excess of $1000 dollars have been issued for the replacement logic board and labor! Finding the right facility to repair an apple logic board instead of replacement can make a big difference.

 That is the tricky part. Finding an apple repair center that can repair the board itself can take months to find then MONTHS to get the repair finished. Proper logic board repaira do take a longer time to complete properly due to Q/A testing of the actual apple computer repair. A week or 7 business days is a reasonable expectation for a normal turn around time on a mail in apple laptop repair.

 I don’t think even apple them self could beat 7 days on a logic board swap anyway. So that is reasonable for a smaller company to meet or even sometimes beat. I believe it is worth a week of down time to save $800 dollars and I bet you do also!

 The apple logic board repair company should have at least a 90 day warranty. Sadly, a lot of companies that install refurbished boards can’t even offer a warranty on the board itself.That is another reason to have your current logic board repaired properly instead of replaced. You know the history behind your computer. You could end up with some 17 year old kids logic board who spilled coke on it and played video games 24-7! We all understand how much stress and heat video games cause to logic boards!

  The price for a correct apple logic board repair should vary based on model and speed of the apple laptop or desk top to be repaired. At most it should not exceed $250 dollars and include return insured shipping and a 90 day warranty. At that price it is much less expensive than buying a whole new laptop or apple desktop. You have the security of knowing the past history of your complete computer.

 Make sure the apple repair center has the ability to replace actual components on the board itself. The machinery to do this cost hundreds of thousands because it must be done with inhuman precision. Some apple logic board components require proper alignment of over 160 TINY pins. Impossible for a human to remove or install these types of components without error or mechanical assistance!

 The reward of saving $600 or $800 dollars on a repair is sweet. Getting your computer fixed for $250 after you spilled coke in it is even better! Yes, any honest board level repair facility should be able to fix most liquid spills. There are very few liquid spills that cannot be fixed by a proper application of logic board repair techniques!

 Hopefully you are now inspired to save that rotten apple computer, you know the one you love so much until it had come down with a bad logic board? With the cost of living going up consider repairing an older computer you may have lying around and give it to one of your children to save money instead of buying new. Knowing the computers history is a huge plus. 

 When running a business from your computer, you really need a back up. That is another great reason to get that broken mac repaired instead of tossing it and buying a new one. Most likely if you have it repaired you can Easily resell it for a lot more working than you paid to repair the logic board. All of there things should be considered when you are saving so much money on the apple computer repair itself!


Source by: Apple Logic Board Repair Reviewed

Supposed OPPO Find 9 renders show extra thin bezels and all-screen design

When it comes to elusive smartphones, the Oppo Find 9 has to be it. If we had “vaporware” awards here at PhoneArena, this one would have won for two years in a row now. Announced back in March 2014, the Chinese company’s then-flagship smartphone, the Oppo Find 7 (which succeeded the Find 5), has been left without a heir since – which is incredibly unusual, considering the rapid pace of smartphone development where six-month upgrades (and sometimes less) are hardly surprising. We basically assumed that Oppo quietly retired its Find line in favor of its R-series, yet the odd Find 9 rumor keeps rearing …