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HTC Sensation XL was leaked previously in the name of HTC Runnymede. Now, a day or two ago, HTC officially announced Sensation XL adding a new mobile phone to the Sensation series of HTC. HTC Sensation XL looks great and minimalistic in the design because of the white color(It is also available in black). The specifications are very powerful and quite matching to the specs which were leaked previously. You may see the amazing specifications yourself. Keep reading.

  • It comes with a S-LCD capacitive touch screen.
  • The size of the screen is 4.7 inches with a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels.
  • It weighs 162.5 grams.
  • It has an internal memory of 16 GB which cannot be expanded as there is no card slot available. It has a RAM of 768 MB.
  • It has a rear camera of 8 megapixels with autofocus, dual-LED flash and geo-tagging. Secondary front facing 1.3 megapixels camera is also available. Video recording is available at 720p.
  • It runs on Android v2.3(Gingerbread).
  • It has a 1.5 GHz Scorpion processor, Adreno 205 GPU, Qualcomm MSM8255 chipset.
  • GPRS, EDGE, 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v3.0 and microUSB v2.0 are available in the “Connectivity” section.
  • It has a 1600 mAh Li-ion battery. The details of the battery are:-
    Talk Time: Up to 11 h 50 min (2G) / Up to 6 h 50 min (3G)
    Standby: Up to 360 h (2G) / Up to 460 h (3G)
  • HTC Sensation XL will hit the stores in November 2011.

That’s quite powerful. Really good specifications. The pricing details are not revealed yet but very soon all information will be announced by HTC itself. One minus point would be that the expansion of memory is not available. But at the same time, there are many plus points available such as 4.7 inch big screen, 1.5 Ghz fast processor, good battery backup and a lot more.

This phone would be available in Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia-Pacific in November. After that it will spread to the other countries and it is expected to enter India by the end of this year. Till then, we would just have to wait.

Share your views and opinions in the comments.

Photo Credit: GSMArena

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Samsung Nexus Prime, the phone which was in the news a couple of days ago when the photo of the phone was leaked, has gone under yet another leak. This time, the specifications and features have also been leaked which tell a lot about the Nexus Prime. The Samsung Nexus Prime is a phone with some nice specifications and a cool design but for now, they are just leaks.

You may know about the Google-Samsung event which is going to be conducted on 11th October 2011. This phone may be made official on that day. For now, let me tell you the leaked specifications of Samsung Nexus Prime.

  • It has a capacitive touchscreen.
  • The size of the display screen is 4.65 inches with a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels.
  • The weight has not been leaked.
  • The memory details have not been leaked.
  • It has a 8 megapixels camera with autofocus, LED flash, touch focus, geo-tagging and face detection. Secondary camera is available. Video recording is available at 1080p@30 fps.
  • It runs on Android 4.0(Ice Cream Sandwich).
  • It has a Dual-core 1.5GHz Cortex-A9 CPU, Samsung Exynos chipset.
  • GPRS, EDGE, 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v3.0 and microUSB v2.0 are available in the “Connectivity” section.
  • It has a 2050 mAh battery.

The phone is totally rumored but is very likely to be true in both design and specifications. An Android 4.0(Ice Cream Sandwich) is very likely to be launched in the Samsung-Google event that will be held on 11th October 2011. Samsung Nexus Prime might be the mobile you are going to see in that event. There may be a few changes in the specifications, but not a lot of them so you can expect this phone with these specifications to be launched at the Samsung-Google event. There isn’t much time left so we could wait for the event and the launch of the first Ice Cream Sandwich phone. Also, this could be a tough competitor to Apple’s newly launched iPhone 4S.

Share your views and opinions about this phone in the comments.

Photo Credit: GSMArena

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The iPod has evolved from just a music player to the world’s most used music player, an app and a word that indirectly means ‘I love music’. After the recent and tragic death of it’s creator Steve Jobs, we are still at shock, but we do have to move on, as Mr. Jobs himself said, ‘Stay Hungry, Stay Foolish’.

Here I’ll be talking about how to delete music from the iPod app that is present on all iPhones, iPod Touches and iPad. You obviously know the regular method would be to connect your iDevice to the PC and then delete music via iTunes. That’s one way of doing it, but wouldn’t it be easier if you could delete those unwanted songs without connecting to the PC and directly from the app itself? Again, there’s an app for that, well, it’s actually a jailbreak tweak, but whatever.

Deletrack is a new Cydia tweak, that adds the much required delete option to the iPod app on your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad and makes it easier to delete music from the iPod app. Sounds good doesn’t it? Well, it works as explained too.

  • All you need to do is jailbreak your iDevice, then head over to Cydia and search for the tweak and install it.
  • After installation, you’ll be asked to restart the springboard, approve to that and you should be good to go.
  • Now when you open the iPod app, a pop-up will appear asking for donation, you can if you want to or you can hit the later button.
  • Head over to the More options found below and you should be able to see a new Delete Songs option. Select it.
  • Now you’ll be able to delete music from iPod app that you want. Swipe to the left to delete the song.
Voila!! Your song is no more in your iPod App. You can also delete music videos from iPod app using this jailbreak tweak.
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The sad demise of co-founder and former Chief Executive Officer of Apple spread sadness and discontent in the whole world. But it gave the Facebook Spammers just another chance to hit Facebook users with a new scam. The new scam is a wall post which says(in the headline): In Memory of Steve Jobs, Apple has decided to giveaway 1000 Limited Edition iPad 2′s.

It is obvious that many people would want an iPad and there are some innocent people who would click that link. Even though this scam doesn’t gives you any virus, but you lose some of your personal data which you wouldn’t have wanted to lose.

It starts with this wall post:

When you click the link, a new web page opens. Here it is:

When you share(actually, promoting the scam) and enter that comment, you will be taken to another page:

After this, you are asked to complete a few surveys. The surveys earn those spammers money and for you, they are a waste of your crucial time. Now, you also lose your email and cell number so you can be spammed at your mail and mobile as well by those spammers. I have written this post so that you can know about the rising scams of Facebook and don’t fall in that.

Whenever you see such a wall post, click the “x” icon and remove it from your wall. Try to spread the news that this is a fake and no one should try to click on this link. Post in the groups which consist of your dearest friend and save them from this fraud. Hopefully, the scam would be deleted very soon by the Facebook moderators but till that time comes, you will have to be an alert person and avoid yourself and your friends from clicking these type of links.

Photos Credit: FaceCrooks

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2011 was a good year for Apple. They launched a few new products and became the world’s largest smartphone manufacturer. But at the same time, Steve Jobs was having a rough 2011 in terms of his health. He was not regular to Apple from January and recently, he stepped down from the post of Chief Executive Officer(CEO) of Apple, naming Tim Cook as the new one because of his health.

On 5th October 2011, Wednesday, just one day after the launch of Apple iPhone 4S, Steve Jobs died in Palo Alto in California. When he died he was surrounded by his wife and family.

Apple announced the death of Steve Jobs raising silence and sadness in the world. Apple changed their homepage, giving tribute to Steve Jobs. The co-founder of Apple, who gave you iPhone, iPad, iPod has finally ended his life. Here is a famous quote from the man.

“Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything — all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure – these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart. … Stay hungry. Stay foolish”

Steve Jobs was the co-founder of Apple with Steve Wozniak. They founded the company in 1974. They invented a few PCs which gave success to Apple. In 1985, he was fired from the company. Apple witness a fall in their numbers and in 1997, he was brought back. Later that year, he was made the CEO of Apple. The launch of iPhone in 2007, gave the company a real boost and Steve Jobs never looked behind after that. Success never stopped for Apple but Steve Jobs was having some problems with his health. On 17th January 2011, he gave a leave because of his bad health condition. On 24th August 2011, he retired as CEO of Apple and finally on 5th October 2011, he died due to his health.

Sadness may not stop for days. Steve Jobs was a man who revolutionized the tech world. For me, since I came to know about the tech world, iPhone or any Apple gadget has been a dream for me. Even though, I haven’t got one yet, I will very soon get it.

Do you remember the fall Apple experienced when Steve Jobs retired as the CEO of the company in August? The fall was pretty small. But after the death of Steve Jobs, what will happen to the incredible creation of his? Who knows…

Rest In Peace Steve Jobs

“You made i a special alphabet”

If you would like to share your thoughts, memories, and condolences, you can email at rememberingsteve@apple.com 
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The day has dawned, the coming of this tablet was written in the books, and now it has become a reality. Well, it wasn’t actually written in any book, but the HRD Minister did make a big fuss about this back in 2010 when it was first announced. We’ve been really interested in this gadget that supposedly runs Android OS and has a 7-inch screen. We’ve also been covering about this topic from time to time, all the roadblocks that it faced and so on. It was however, announced recently that the tablet will be launched today, October 5, in India.

It has been launched, but not much details about the tablet is found anywhere on the internet, there isn’t an official Press Release too. There will be one soon, but let me tell you the few details that I have managed to dig about this $35 Android tablet. Aakash, the $35 Android Tablet launched today by HRD Minister Kapil Sibal, is a 7-inch touchscreen device with physical buttons and manufactured by Canadian company Datawind.

There’s another interesting fact about this $35 Android tablet. It doesn’t cost $35. Apparently, due to the increase in the exchange rate of U.S dollar and warranty, transportation etc the price of the tablet went up to $49.98. However, even for that price, that’s a sweet deal, even if the tablet doesn’t match up to any other in the same category. It’s all about how much of this will sell, the main initiative behind making this tablet is to let everyone in India own and experience a piece of technology, likes of which will cost in ten thousands.

Some technical features;

  • Runs on Android 2.2 FroYo
  • 7-inch Resistive touchscreen
  • Two full sized USB ports and a micro SD card slot
  • 3.5mm headphone jack and a DC in port.
  • 366MHz processor, HD video processor and 2GB on board flash storage.
  • can play full HD videos at 1080p has Wi-Fi
  • Battery backup is a bummer!! 3-4 hours on a full charge.
That’s it. So, if you don’t mind a tablet that has to be charged after every four hours of use, you should definitely buy this one for Rs. 2276. It will be cheaper if an education institute plans to buy it for all it’s students. Availability? We are not really sure, but we will update as soon as we do.
Are you going to be buying the Aakash Android Tablet?
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At Apple’s iPhone Event yesterday, October 4, they also announced the availability of iOS 5 to all iPhone users on October 12. Yes, soon after the keynote, the iOS 5 GM version was seeded to all developers. But, that meant that you’d have to have a developers account to actually be able to download iOS 5 GM. However, since we live in the world where anything is possible through the internet, the iOS 5 GM can also be downloaded from other sources.

This version of iOS 5 GM is the pre-release of the final product that will be provided to all existing iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad users. There have been about 200 additional features added to iOS 5 and hopefully all of them will be available on the GM version of iOS 5. So, in case you’re a developer or even if you’re not, you can install iOS 5 GM and check it out on your iOS device. You will of course also need the latest version of iTunes 10.5 beta to install it, which again can be downloaded from Apple Developers site.

For everyone else who is not a developer, we’ll have to wait till October 12. But, in case you want to download it and try it out on your device even though you aren’t a developer, it’s no biggie. There are lot of places on the internet that you can download the ipsw firmware file from, just take dear Google’s help.

This version is compatible with iPhone 4, 3GS, iPad 1 & 2. Try it out and let us know.

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We already wrote about all the new features that the elusive and magical Apple iPhone 4S has, now it’s time to watch it all in a video. The Apple iPhone 4S, as it’s named is the latest edition to Apple’s bandwagon of smartphones. The 4S has been completely upgraded from the inside, as in the hardware, and it retains the same look of the iPhone 4.

Apple has already posted the complete Keynote of the October 4 iPhone event and now they’ve also made live the official video for the iPhone 4S. You can either watch the video by visiting apple.com/iphone or you can watch it right below. The video talks about all the new features and all the new improvements in quality that you will find with the iPhone 4S. It also talks about Siri, which is one of the most important features of iPhone 4S. We will have a complete write-up on Siri shortly, but until then do watch this video and decide whether to sell your iPhone 4 or not.

If you want Siri, which is awesome, then you should probably get the iPhone 4S. You should also get the new iPhone if you want to have an 8 megapixel camera that is better than any mobile camera yet, then again, you should get the iPhone 4S. There are many reasons to get the new iPhone, because If you don’t have an iPhone, you don’t have an iPhone.

So are you impressed with the iPhone 4S?

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We all have been waiting for Apple 4th October event and rumors were, Apple will be launching iPhone5. Adding to disappointed, Apple announced iPhone4S. Though there is nothing to be disappointed as iPhone4S is going to be a complete new iPhone from inside. Though people who are looking forward to sell iPhone4, in order to buy iPhone5. You should hold it right now. Because design ways, iPhone4S is going to be same as iPhone4.

But iPhone4S got some awesome features which we will talk below.

iPhone4S Features:

  • iPhone4S is going to have A5 Processor which is going to be 2X faster than iPhone4.
  • Dual-core Graphics
  • iPhone4S will support both GSM and CDMA
  • iPhone 4S has 8MP Camera
  • iPhone4S comes with 1080p HD video recording with image stabilization, Face detection and Noise cancellation.
  • It got a cool feature call Siri which will be like A.I.  on a mobile phone. It will respond to most of your queries. For ex: You can set alarm, ask today’s weather, find restaurant, read and write message, add reminders and everything with just your voice.
  • Anteena has been upgraded which means no more drop calls and more over you will get better reception and 2X faster download speed.
  • It will have iOS5 pre-installed and will have free iCloud as mentioned in live event.

Should you buy iPhone 4S or wait?

iPhone4S camera and video is going to be super handy and worth a buy. Though if you are an iPhone4 user, you might not like to sell your iPhone4 to get an iPhone4S. As, design part is going to be the same and even with new iPhone4S, you won’t get the feel of new iPhone. I would certainly wait for new iPhone5, which is suppose to get a complete new design.

But if you are an Apple fan boy and don’t want to wait, well iMessage on iOS5 and free iCloud will give you ample amount of reasons to go for it. Though you can get that on your iPhone4, when iOS5 will be launched in coming days. They have already announced that iOS5 will be available for Apps dev from Oct. 12 2011.

iPhone4S price with Career Agreement:

  • 16gb: $199
  • 32Gb: $299
  • 64 Gb: $399
It will be available in Black and white color.

Imp. notes about iPhone 4S:

  • iPhone 4S will be available for pre-order from 7th October 2011 and you can grab it from 14th October 2011.
  • Countries where iPhone 4S will be available from October 14th:
  • United States, Canada, Australia, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Japan
  • 22 more countries on 28th October 2011 and by the end of year 70 countries will have iPhone4S. Folks, at India will be landing into the third category, so guys wait till Chrismas to get iPhone4S officially in your hand.

Do let us know if you are planning to buy iPhone 4S or you going to wait for new iPhone with new design?

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Hey everyone, so, since we are not live at the Apple iPhone Event that will be starting in moments, we will try our best to keep you updated with what’s happening. Of course, we’ll be following certain live blogs as our source and we will be updating this post with the happenings at the event so that all you loyal readers don’t miss anything. We’re following Engadgets live updates. And don’t forget to refresh this page every 2 minutes.

Okay, the event hasn’t started yet, the Media representatives have already been let inside the 4 Infinite Loop, official headquarters of Apple inc.

  • Everybody else is standing in line, waiting for entry as we speak. Ralph de la Vega, the CEO of AT&T was reportedly seen with an iPhone 4, not an iPhone 5 or 4S.
  • The bloggers have also been seated. And the presentation should begin shortly, unless the roof falls down, which we hope doesn’t happen.
  • Alright, nothing bad has happened. Tim Cook is on the stage, the new CEO of Apple. Talking about innovation in software and hardware. New Apple Stores in China and the influence of Apple products. He also stated that this is his first product launch. That means, there is going to be a new product.
  • Tim is now talking about how the Mac market has gone. Apple has 23 percent market share when it comes to operating system. He’s also talking about the iPod, which has 78 percent market share in it’s industry. Also mentioned that it took Sony 30 years to sell 220,000 Walkmans. iPod sales cross 300 million.
  • Finally, the moment, Tim is now talking about the iPhone sales and increase in market share and how the iPhone 4 constitutes more than half of all the iPhones sold.
  • And now it’s the Apple iPad that Tim’s bragging about. Over 250 million iOS devices have been sold worldwide.
  • Scott Forstall, the senior vice president of iOS software is now on the stage, talking about the App Store and apps. Over 500,000 apps are now available in the Apple App Store.
  • Talks on iOS 5 has begun. He’s talking about the new features in iOS 5 such as notifications, iMessages, Newstand, the new camera features and such. Game center, Safari browser improvements.

They also showed an image that doesn’t look like the iPhone 4. iPhone 5??

Does it look like iPhone 4 to you? the above image.

  • Now they’re talking about Wireless updates in iOS 5 and the iCloud. Well, Eddy Cue, the iTunes chief for Apple is talking about iCloud and iTunes integration. iTunes Match is going to come up too. Photos can be uploaded directly to iCloud, may or may not be safe there. Kidding, obviously it’ll be safe. iCloud is going to be free.
  • iOS5 will be available to app developer from October 12th.
  • Eddy talking about Find my friends feature which is new and very useful. You can share your location with your friends temporary for couple of hrs lets say, which will help them to get your direction. ( Editors: In nutshell, it’s like find my iPhone but with friends and sharing feature enabled).
  • Phil W. Schiller took the stage and he is talking about iPod Nano and accessories like cool iPod Nano watches including cool Micky mouse watch. iPod Nano gets new price:
  • 8Gb:  $129
  • 16Gb: $149
  • Now he is talking about iPod touch which is going to have iOS 5 and ofcourse iMessage which is going to make things easier for iPod touch users.
  • iPod Touch is going to come in white color too and prices are going to be
  • 8Gb: $199
  • 32Gb: $299
  • 64Gb: $399

iPhone 4S

  • Now He is talking about iPhone. At-last!
  • Huge disappointment to Apple fan, he is talking about iPhone 4S and not iPhone 5. Though we are not really pleased, but he is pleased telling about iPhone4S.
  • It’s going to be same as iPhone 4 from outside but major is hardware upgrade. It will have A5 chip which is 2X faster than current iPhone 4 and will have Dual core graphics.
  • Now Mike Capps from Epic is talking about Infinity blade 2 game and showing a live demo.
  • Phil is back on stage.
  • He is talking about the battery life of iPhone 4S. It’ll have 8 hours of 3G talktime, 6 Hours of browsing and 9 hours on Wi-Fi, 10 hours of video and 40 hours of music. The graphics are improved 7 times.
  • He’s talking about the upgraded Antenna and the new wireless system, which can now quickly switch between two antennas to recieve and transmit data. This will also improve call quality and will get rid of the call drop problem.
  • Download speeds will increase up to 2x. Say 14 mbps.
  • iPhone 4S is going to be a world phone, both GSM and CDMA. That’s pretty cool.
  • And some good news, the iPhone 4S gets an improved 8 megapixel camera with a 3264 x 2448 resolution, 60 percent more pixels. It’s also one-third quicker that iPhone 4 camera and also has backside illumination with IR filter
  • New camera comes with Face detection technology and 26 percent better white balance all thanks to the new image signal processor designed by Apple.
  • He’s now comparing the iPhone 4s camera with Droid Bionic, SGS 2, HTC Sensation. The iPhone 4S camera beats them all.
  • Now, it’s about video recording. HD video recording bumped up to 1080p with image stabilization and noise reduction.
  • AirPlay mirroring is available, either wired or wirelessly. Games and movies on the big screen.
  • The Assistant feature is being called Siri Time and it is awesome.
Scott is now back up on the stage and talking about Siri and demoing it too.
  • You ask Siri questions and it actually responds to you. AI at it’s best on a mobile device yet. Ask for the weather and it’ll give you instant weather forecast for your area. Ask it to set an alarm for 12 midnight and it will set the alarm. Ask it to find a restaurant around you and it will come up with a list. It’s pretty amazing.
  • And they’re still on about Siri. We know it’s awesome, but come on. New features please.
  • Finally Scott has stepped down and Phil is back.
  • He’s talking about another new feature in Siri known as Dictation. A new mic icon will appear next to the Spacebar on Keyboard and you can dictate to type. Speech to text basically. Requires data connection.
That’s it for the new iPhone 4S then. Same old looks, new A5 processor, 8 megapixel camera, 1080p video recording, dual core graphics, Siri Time, iOS 5, iCloud, better Antenna. That’s about it.
Oh, and Phil just announced the availability and pricing for iPhone 4S on contract;
  • 16GB: $199
  • 32GB for $299
  • 64GB for $399
You can pre-order the new iPhone 4S starting October 7 and it’ll be available in stores starting October 14. Sprint, AT&T and Verizon all get the new iPhone 4S.
That’s a wrap. We’ll update you if someone decides to come back up on the stage and announce an iPhone 5.
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