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Chaton friends

We live in a world where we find it easier to text somebody and talk for hours on end than make a swift phone call to them and drop them the message. We may blame our Smart Phones for this or simply thank them for making life a lot easier. There was a time we used to write text messages and wait for hours to get a reply. It was pretty boring, monotonous and time consuming.

Chaton friendsThis was the time Internet Messengers were in rage because they gave the feel of real time conversations. Not many of us would have thought that this is exactly how the communication would be in the coming years. And not just dropping messages, also leaving short audio messages, personalized written notes, location information and even contact information. And to help us revolutionize the way we communicate, in steps the Samsung ChatOn. 

There are plenty of services out there that allow quick real time messaging with our contacts. The best feature without a doubt is that the application is available for free and requires an Internet to work rather than a telecom network. So, even over Wi-Fi you can talk to your friends when your telecom network is down. Samsung ChatOn is available on all the major Mobile Operating Systems such as iOS, Android and even Bada.

It is avaialble for absolutely free across these platforms and provides the best option for cross platform communication. Gone are the days of boring texts, you can easily personalize your messages now and add emoticons which add a lot more expression to your conversation. You do not even have to rely on MMS anymore to deliver an image to your friend. You can simply easily send across the image of your new dress or an exotic location you are at using Samsung ChatOn which is a great feature. 

Another handy feature is the ability to form groups and chat with you friends. We relied on Forwards back in the day to be able to communicate the same message to our group of friends. This was time consuming as well as money hogging. Now you can add all your friends to a personalized group and have a nice little texting conference. You can also send across your location in case you want to tell your friends where exactly you are. There is also a great feature of sending contact information to your mates on ChatOn. And all of this is super easy to use, on a UI that is really pretty on the eye and very responsive. The chat window can also be customized by changing the background giving a real personal touch to your chats. So why the wait, go grab your copy of Samsung ChatOn from your respective application store and connect with your friends the way connection was always supposed to be.

Let’s Chat On.

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D-Link DWR-131 tata Photon plus config

These days I started travelling a lot and I use a Tata Photon+ data card to connect to Internet. Unfortunately I couldn’t get a Working driver of Tata Photon+ for Mac Lion OS X and I ended up purchasing a D Link DWR 131 Router. It’s a 3G router, which convert your 3G connection into Wi-fi connection and give you the power of portability. This works with almost all the popular Indian 3G card along with Data card like Tata Photon +, MTS, Reliance and many more. I will come to the setup part later but first lets look into some of the features of D Link DWR 131 Router.

D Link DWR 131 Router feature and review:

I’m a big fan of Belkin and D link product when it comes to router and I picked D link 131 router for almost 360o INR ( $70) from a local gadget shop. Though, you can always search it online and get it for much cheaper price and deal.

DWR 131 3G router comes with 1700 mAH battery and offer many feature which you may or may not use. Specially, if you are looking for a cheap and simple solution, there are other cheap options too but if you are looking for something long term and offer more features like Ethernet connection, multiple Wi-fi connectivity and simple to configure Wizard, D link DWR 131 router could be one of the good pick. This 3G router supports multiple network (EV-DO/CDMA/HSPA+/HSUPA/HSDPA/UMTS) and in the accessories it comes with one Charger, Battery, Router and a Lan wire.

Configuring D link 3G router with Tata Photon +:

The reason I ended up buying this router is because of two reason:

  • No Tata Photon + working driver for Mac Lion OS X 10.8.2+
  • Connecting multiple device with same data dongle.

I could have used my Mac book as Wi-fi router but that is not very convenient when you are travelling and you want to preserve battery as much as you could.  By default this router doesn’t work with Tata photon+ but you can manually set it (Which is easy and configure your D link router to work with Tata Photon +. Follow this step by step guide:

  • Switch on your D link DWR 131 Router and put in battery and connect it with Charger.
  • Plug in your Tata Photon + data card
  • Open 192.168.0.1 in your browser
  • Default username: admin Password: Blank
  • Click on Setup > Manual Internet connection Setup

Now in the Ethernet Port select Wan and use Dial up profile as manual.  There are few settings which you need to make and those are easy. 

  • Country : India
  • Telecom : Others
  • 3G network: WCDMA/HSPA
  • username: internet
  • password: password
  • Dial number: #777

Click on Save settings and it will reboot the router and you will be connected to internet using your Tata photon + data card. Check out this screenshot for any confusion:

D-Link DWR-131 tata Photon plus config

That’s it and now you can enjoy the power of Wi-fi even when you are moving and you can connect to multiple devices at one time. If you are a frequent traveller and have multiple gadgets with you, you should consider buying D link Pocket router or from any other company, not only it will give you piece of mind, but you will also be connected to Internet all the time.

Do let me know if you are stuck anywhere and I will try to find a solution.

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Microsoft Unveils Windows Phone 8

Microsoft Corporation India Pvt. Ltd. today announced the launch of Windows Phone 8, the latest version of the company’s smartphone operating system. Windows Phone 8 offers a truly personal phone experience, connecting you to the people and things that matter most.

As part of the announcement, Microsoft revealed new features, including Kid’s Corner and Rooms, along with details of a range of beautiful new smartphones from Nokia, Samsung and HTC, each with their own differentiated designs, colors and features. Starting with the Windows Phone 8X by HTC, Windows Phone 8 devices will go on sale in India starting November.

“We can’t wait for consumers to meet Windows Phone 8, the most personal smartphone there is,” said Mr. Bhaskar Pramanik, Chairman, Microsoft Corporation India Pvt. Ltd. “A range of stunning, colorful and unique Windows Phone devices are coming to India starting November.”

Most Personal Smartphone

Live Tiles are the heart and soul of Windows Phone, and no other phone has them. People can arrange the iconic Start screen however they want by pinning their favorite people, apps, music, games, photos and more. Three sizes of Live Tiles and 20 bright color choices including cobalt, crimson and lime mean you can personalize your Start screen to be unmistakably yours.

In addition to Live Tiles, Windows Phone 8 offers a range of new features to make your smartphone experience even more personal, including these:

  • ·         The only phone with Live Apps. Live Apps bring information right to the Start screen, such as the Groupon deal of the day, flight information and news headlines. With Windows Phone 8, Live Appssuch as Facebook can even deliver real-time information right to your lock screen with updated wallpaper.
  • ·         Top apps. The Windows Phone Store has 120,000 apps to choose from, with hundreds added every day and hits coming soon such as Angry Birds Star Wars, Cut the Rope Experiments, Disney’s Where’s My Water, LivingSocial, Temple Run, Urbanspoon and many more.
  • ·         Kid’s Corner. Exclusive to Windows Phone 8, Kid’s Corner is a worry-free way to share your phone with your kids, so they can play Angry Birds without texting your angry boss. Parents can now hand over their phones to the kids without worrying about deleted photos, misdirected emails, unapproved purchases or accidental phone calls. After a simple setup, parents can activate a specialized place on the phone for kids to play — complete with their own customizable Start screens — where they can access only the apps, games, music and videos picked by parents.
  • ·         Rooms. Sometimes you want to share and chat with one group, not your entire social network. Rooms allow you to create private groups of people who have Windows Phone 8 —like your family members, best friends or fantasy football league—and easily connect with just them. Chat, share calendars, shopping lists or photos in an ongoing conversation where only those invited can join in. You can share some aspects of Rooms with friends and family on other smartphones as well.
  • ·         Wallet and near-field communications.Windows Phone 8 brings together the best of new wallet technologies, including payments via near-field communications (NFC).1The Wallet can also store your debit, credit, loyalty and membership card information on your phone.
  • ·         Always-on, premium Skype experience. With the new Skype app, coming soon to Windows Phone 8, you can make and receive Skype calls just like a regular phone call. Simply tap a friend or family member’s contact card in the People Hub, or just pick up when the phone rings. Skype is always on and available so you can choose how to connect with people.

Stunning Phones

Leading up to today’s launch, Nokia, Samsung and HTChave announced an array of phones for Windows Phone 8, featuring large, vivid screens, new camera innovations, NFC capabilities, and bold colors such as red, yellow, blue, black and white. Each phone offers unique features and comes in a variety of price points.

  • ·         Nokia.The Nokia Lumia 920 offers state-of-the-art photography that fits in your pocket, and it is the world’s only smartphone to include Optical Image Stabilization. The Nokia Lumia 820 offers a ClearBlack display and removable back exchangeable shells in a range of vibrant colors.2Both the Nokia Lumia 920 and 820 offer wireless charging.
  • ·         HTC.The Windows Phone 8X by HTC was designed with sleek lines and radiant colorsto match Windows Phone’s newLive Tiles. This phone also breaks new ground in optics with 1080p video recording, f2.0 apertureand a dedicated HTC ImageChip on the main 8-megapixel camera and an ultrawide-angle lens on the front camera that lets you fit up to four people in the frame for a premium Skype experience. The 8X and its smaller sibling, the 8S, both boast a killer music experience with Beats Audio and exclusive built-in ampsthat pair perfectly with Xbox Music.
  • ·         Samsung.The Samsung ATIV S brings the biggest screen to Windows Phone, with a bright 4.8-inch touchscreen and large battery for extended battery life. Wrapped in brushed aluminum, the ATIV S balances high-end materials and technology with a hairline design and light weight. The ATIV Odyssey was announced today as the latest Windows Phone from Samsung with more details to come.
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Snapchat iPhone app

Sexting is very common these days and even if you accept it or not, you will be surprised to know the percentage of teenagers and adults who are involve in Sexting. Though, I’m not going to debate about if sexting is good or not, but it’s definitely safe. Specially when you are into sending pictures, you are putting yourself at the risk of getting exposed in public and needless to mention shame it wil bring to you. So What’s the solution? Should you stop Sexting or like Safe sex should you start using apps which ensure complete privacy and safety.

sexting iPhone appTill now, Whatsapp is one of the most popular iOS app for instant messaging on iPhone and despite of having iMessage and Facetime, Whatsapp is preferred. Though, the problem with whatsapp is, the text and picture you sent is always stored and could be misused. Here I’m talking about one app call Snapchat which is out of box thinking and despite creator denies it’s not for sexting, this app feature made it one of the best iPhone app for sexting.

SnapChat iPhone App: An app for Sending Self destruct images

I came across this app few days back while browsing app store and I was amazed with the ideology behind this app and there is no reason I can’t share it with you. Snapchat is a free iPhone app which is also one of the popular free app in Apple app store, this all let you send self destruct images. That means, when you send an image to other Snapchat user, you can set timer for the  image self destruction. Minimum time is 1 sec and max is 10 sec, so a user who is receiving your images, he/she can see your picture for set time (up to 10 sec) and image will automatically deleted after that. Now, you must be wondering how about if a user takes a screenshot of Snapchat app and which is very easy and quick with iPhone, then here is an interesting thing. Snapchat also notifies when a user take a screenshot of your image.

Another good thing about Snapchat is, it narrows down the possibilities of sending fake images, as you can use only camera to click pictures and send it. Your images will not be saved in your Camera roll and you can never send any image from your camera roll. Though this feature may limit the capability of this app, but at the same time ensure privacy and make sure you are not receiving Fake images.

How Snapchat App works?

Let me start with complaining about this app, as it doesn’t scan your phone Address book to find other user. You need to manually add another snaphat user. You need to create a profile which is free and once your profile is created, you can start sending and receiving images via Snapchat. This all also offers a quick image editor, which will let you add text to any image which you took using your iPhone camera. Though, I really miss the feature of sending text, as it will make things easier.

Here is a screenshot which will explain how Snapchat works :

Snapchat iPhone app

As you can see from the screenshot, you can set timer and also there is an option to save image to your camera roll after taking an image. Now once you have taken an image, you can click on send and select a user to send it. When user will receive the image, he can tap on it to see it and depending upon the time you set, image will self destruct after certain seconds. This self destruct image feature is very useful and probably this is the first app to implement a feature like this.

Though this app needs few feature like Member directory or an easy way to find and search contacts, which is missing. Right now, the only way to add contact is by manually adding them using username. Though over all, for people who are into Sexting, this is like an unofficial iPhone app for them. It’s better to be safe than keeping your privacy at stake.

This is a free app and you can download this from app store here. Here are few more apps which will interest you.

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review lg optimus 4X HD

LG has announced its new smartphone in July and released it in August 2012. Packed with Android OS (Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0.3), LG Optimus 4X HD has made its presence felt among the new generation smart phones. I had the chance to play with new L Series smartphone by LG and needless to say, LG is doing things right here by adding many custom feels and out of the box feature to their latest series of smartphons. Here I’m sharing a quick review of LG optimus 4X HD, which is one od the premium and costliest phone in L series and comes with quad core processor, 8 MP HD camera and amazing battery backup.

review lg optimus 4X HD

Before I share the unboxing video of LG Optimus 4X, here is a quick review and impression of LG Optimus.

Review of LG Optimus 4X HD:

Physical attributes (Looks, Display and weight)

Design is simple and sober, you may not fall in love instantly but gradually you will get inclined. True HD-IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen provides great color reproduction and viewing angles. Front screen which is almost covered by display is 4.7 inches (16M color) and has a resolution of 720p. It is slim and weighs only 133 g with Gorilla glass screen and plastic body. LG Optimus 4X HD is slim at 8.9 mm thick but long enough to make some of us feel difficult to hold it single handily. It comes in two colors, white and black.

The backside of LG optimus needs special mention as pattern and feel gives it elegant touch and doesn’t look like just another phone. If you are one of those who likes to hold something which feel more than just another phone, LG optimus 4XHD in your hand will give that elegance.

User Interface (UI) and Apps

Apart from cosmetic changes LG has done significant changes as far as user interface is concerned. There are only 2 physical buttons on this smartphone – the power/ lock switch at the top and volume rocker at the left hand side. Right hand side is kept free where a dedicated camera button could have done wonders. The headphone jack, secondary microphone is at top and micro USB port has found its place at the bottom which supports mobile high definition link (MHL). The phone has no HDMI output. The small logo of LG has been put at the centre under the tiny ear piece grill. There are three touch buttons for back, home and menu beneath the screen, all of which only light up when touched. To unlock the screen you simply place your finger anywhere on the screen, swipe away the circle of the transparent window that pops up.

Packed with NVidia Tegra 3 chipset, Optimus has added several remarkable apps and features. Customisations are possible to home screen, like you can change the theme and effect of home page. It has an inbuilt backup mechanism to backup or restore apps, bookmarks, calendar, call log, contacts, and home-screen or system settings to the device memory or SD card. LG has included some pre-loaded apps like SmartWorld (extra app store), SmartShare (DLNA app), RemoteCall Service (remote servicing tool), Quickmemo (note app) and MediaHome (a dashboard for all multimedia content on your phone).

Optimus 4X HD Performance

With quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex A9 processor and 16 GB of internal storage, LG Optimus 4X HD is performance beast and everything is creative and energetic with it. Scrolling on UI is quite smooth. The keyboard is good, if not excellent. That makes typing very smooth for text messaging, mailing or even goggling. Shortcuts to punctuations are worth mentioning. With 1 GB RAM this smartphone works perfectly even after you open multiple apps.

If you use your phone for playing games, this smartphone will not disappoint you. Now, with multicore processor and 720p display, definitely battery requirement is high. The 2100 mAh battery of Optimus is optimum for only a day with minimal usage. Audio from Optimus is not up to the mark when compared with competitors like Samsung Galaxy 3G and One X. Speakers are nice but still lack that punch.

Camera : 8 MP HD

Optimus has an 8 mega-pixel auto-focus camera with LED flash. It has decent features of face and smile detection, geo-tagging and image stabilization. In bright light it takes good pictures with good details, color and contrast, but in low light it still has to make its mark. The camera also has the different modes such as panorama, HDR, scene modes and more. The focussing system needs some improvements. Videos are of medium quality on LG Optimus 4X HD and you will get a smooth navigation on its timeline.

Here is unboxing video of this power beast from LG:

With great performance, elegant design and display, LG Optimus 4X HD at a price of $599 (INR 32,999) looks good and worth a buy. Do let me know if hows your experience and first impression of LG optimus 4H HD?

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allow 3rd party Installtion Mac Mountain

I recently purchased Mac book air and got a free upgrade to OS X mountain lion which added some new security feature, which will prevent installing of 3rd party apps. I was trying to install VLC and MAMP app and everytime I got this error on my Mac: “App Can’t be opened because it is from an unidentified developer.” If you are running OS X mountain Lion 10.8+, you might be getting the same error. Here is a screenshot of this error:

unidentified developer app installation Error

Follow the below mentioned guide to solve this issue.

Fixing Mac Unidentified Developer App Installation issue:

If you are installing app via official App store, you will not be facing any such issue and even if you are download app from few sites, you will not be facing any issue. But for most of other mac apps, this warning message is basically a security measure and you can quickly fix it by making some changes in security settings of your mac.

Go to System preferance and click on Security and privacy. Under general tab, below you will see a golden lock icon, click on it to make changes. Once you disable lock, you will be able to make changes in all greyed option.

Simply select the option under ” Allow applications downloaded from” and select the option which says “Anywhere”, it will give you another prompt and select the option “allow from anywhere”. Enable the lock again and now you will be able to install any 3rd party applications on your Mac. Below is a screenshot to understand the process:

allow 3rd party Installtion Mac Mountain

Though it’s a good feature but Apple should work on increasing the number of apps on Mac app store. As right now there are very few apps and I’m sure many of you might not live without 3rd party mac apps.

I hope this quick fix will help you installing any kind of apps on your Mac and if you still have trouble installing 3rd party apps, do let me know and I will find an answer.

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choosing correct laptop

Since the invention of the cheap and yet powerful laptops, one should say, that they have brought a kind of revolution in the way people are communicating with each other. With the invention of LED technology, which is now used on Led TV  , has improved greatly the efficiency and lowered the prices. Though a hard core computer professional or a gaming enthusiast may need a laptop with top features, for other people, who have to perform lighter tasks, huge array of excellent but cheap laptops are available.

Buying Cheap laptop
Tips to choose Excellent & cheap Laptops for Office- 

When you are buying laptop for your office worker or for light work, there is no point of investing a lot on laptop features which you may not need. For example, now a days many laptops like Macbook Air comes with SSD (Solid state drive), which makes your computer faster and takes less space, but at the same time it increases the cost of laptop by a great extent. Same goes with Processor and RAM of laptop. More over, when you are working on saving money and get a budget laptop for your office employee for work like Word Processing, data entry you might not need a high end processor, upgraded RAM, graphics card, Webcam and so on.

There are many entry level laptop offered by companies like Dell, HP, Sony which you can purchase and save considerable amount on your laptop purchases. Here are 3 important tips and parts of a laptop, where you can save money.

Choosing a Budget Processor

People who use laptop for normal activities such as, doing some office work, surfing, sending emails, and playing games with ordinary graphics might want to go for an Intel dual core processor. This is embedded in most of the computers that are being used now. Also, people who work in IT companies, that involve lighter work can use it, as it a versatile version and can cope up with most of your work, unless and until you have to perform some heavy duty work. Many laptop manufacturing companies like Acer, HP, Dell, etc use it and are available at considerable prices. Just to let know, a laptop as powerful as the one, using a dual core processor can serve the purpose for most consumers.

RAM – Want to have the cheap and best?

RAM, which is known as Random Access Memory, for a cheap and best laptop will be around 2GB. RAM, can be quantified as per the number of random applications a laptop can perform. More intensified users who are interested in latest videogames with plenty of graphics and computer professionals who access random applications and perform hardcore programming and multimedia mat require a greater RAM capacity. But normal users and professionals from other departments, who do not perform hardest of the tasks, 2GB RAM should be adequate. Hence this is a normal requirement and is employed in most of the notebooks, which targets professionals from a huge sector and this is the best and affordable alternative for most of them.

Another good thing about RAM is, you can always upgrade it if required. You don’t need to spend a lot when buying bulk laptop for your employees and you can simply upgrade RAM at later stage if required. Many manufacturers like Dell, HP offers cheap RAM upgrade option which sounds very lucrative, but before investing on it ask yourself: Do your employee work really require that much of RAM? I’m sure you giving laptop for work and not for entertainment. Right?

Hard Disk Drive (HDD) – Don’t go for more than needed!!

This is yet another important factor that drives the price of your lappy. For most of us, a standard memory hard drive will be acceptable because, even a HDD of standard size can store heaps of data. Hence there is no need to spend those extra few hundred dollars for something you might not need. In case, if you find in future, that you have to store more data, you can always buy an external hard drive and connect it to your system externally which will also serve the same purpose as the internal one. This is a better idea to buy some time, if you are unable to buy a notebook with huge memory, when you have limited funds.

A basic 150 GB HDD is enough for your employee and if require in future, you can always take help of extrenal HDD to extend the storage. Also when it comes to enterprise setup, you can take advantage of cloud storage instead of local storage for quick access of all files.

The above mentioned three are the important factors that rule the price of your next laptop. With the above mentioned configurations, there are a huge number of laptops available in all most all the top selling brands, as these are the most wanted ones. Though the above mentioned information is quite handy, it is recommended that you do as much research as possible from your side, to find the best laptop that fits you. After all it’s your money and we care for it as much as you do!!

This is a guest post by Gurwinder from InfozGuide. If you would like to write for CallingAllGeeks, check our guest posting guidelines.

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iPhone 5 Vs iPhone 4s

I already talked about new iPhone 5 Features and some details about iPhone 5 launch. Honestly, despite of a complete new design, iPhone 5 launch event disappointed me. I was expecting more from Apple team and liked I mentioned in iPhone 4S launch event post, this time we still missed Steve Jobs. The kind of thrill and excitement, Steve jobs used to built, we don’t see that in recent Apple launch event. Anyways, this post is not about launch of Apple iPhone 5, but a comparison of iPhone 5 and iPhone 4s.

I already told you that I will be selling my iPhone 4 for iPhone 5 because I have all the reasons to (better camera, faster processor, new design, Siri, iOS 6 and many more)…Now what about users who bought iPhone 4S? Is it a good idea to sell or trade iPhone 4S for your iPhone 5?

Thanks to guys from Engadget to create this handy chart, which compared the Duo: iPhone 5 and iPhone 4s and you can clearly see what are the difference between new iPhone 5 & 4S.

Comparison chart: iPhone 4S vs iPhone 5:

iPhone 5 Vs iPhone 4s
Before I talk about differences and points which will help you to decide to sell or not to sell iPhone 4S:

Camera

Camera is more or less the same with 8 MP primary camera but the major difference is in Front camera. If you are using Features like Facetime, Skype or any other app for front camera video calling on your iPhone, then you should consider switching to iPhone 5, as front camera gets 1.2 MP compares to VGA camera in 4S. Though, if you don’t use it a lot for video calling (Which I don’t, as I use iPad), lets jump to second point.

Sim

iPhone 5 uses Nano sim, where as iPhone 4, and 4S uses the micro-sim, but I’m sure that doesn’t make any difference here.

Design:

This is where major difference comes in. iPhone 4 and 4S looks same as design but new iPhone 5 boasts a complete new design and also lighter in weight in compare to 4S. Specially, if you are one of those who like to hold the latest design in your hand, it would be wise to ditch your iPhone 4s for iPhone 5’s new design.

iOs 6  And A6 Processor:

iPhone 4s will also be getting iOS 6 and it can’t be a reason to sell it, though A6 processor bring huge difference in processing and graphics of iPhone 5. But, despite of that iPhone  4S speed is good and until unless you are not into hard-core gaming or using any resource eating app on your iPhone, you are good with iPhone 4s.

Well, by the end you are best judge to decide if you should get an iPhone 5 or not? For me, I’m certainly buying it because I’m using an iPhone 4 for now. If I would have been an iPhone 4S user and from economical point of view, I might not trade it for iPhone 5. What about you? How likely you are going to sell iPhone 4s For iPhone 5?

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5 New Features in iPhone 5?

iPhone 5 new features

I’m currently an iPhone 4 user and I never updated to iPhone 4, as I was waiting eagerly for iPhone 5, as iPhone 4s didn’t had much change apart from Siri, Camera and most importantly it missed a new Design. As accepted at iPhone 5 launch, it comes with a new design and boasts some great feature including Camera, battery life, new iOS and many more.

iPhone 5 new features

Image credit: nbcnews

There is no doubt I would be selling my iPhone 4 to buy new iPhone 5 which will start shipping from 21st September and since Hongkong and Singapore will be the first few countries to get iPhone 5, I’m sure it will not take much time to get iPhone 5 in India. Anyways, that’s  a discussion for later but for now, lets look at what all are new features in iPhone 5 and why you should buy iPhone 5. I’m not sure, it would be wiser to sell off your iPhone 4S for iPhone 5, but certainly if you have iPhone 4, 3G or 3GS, you should consider selling it now for new iPhone 5.

New Features of iPhone 5:

iOS 6:

iOS 6

Let me starts with new iOS 6 in iPhone 5. Siri is also upgraded in iOS 6 and now supports many 3rd part tool includong Yelp, Rotten Tomatos and supports more languages (Italian, Mandarin) and many more. Over all, iOS 6 will add almost 200 new features in iPhone 5. FaceTime will work on both 3G and W-fi and iOS mail app got some new tweaks including VIP feature.

New Dock connector:

iPhone 5 dock connector

Apple have redesigned the Dock connector of iPhone 5 and now new connecter works both the side and they will also add a new dock convertor, which will bridge the gap between old and new connector.

iPhone 5 Maps:

Apple ditched the old age Google apps from iPhone 5 and announced new iPhone 5 maps. This new map is incredibly powerful and supports voice navigation and 3D Zooming. At the Apple launch event, they showed the complete demo of new maps app in iOS 6 and we will do a complete review here at CallingAllGeeks, as soon as I get hands on iPhone 5.

iPhone 5 Design:

As mentioned above, one of the reason I waited for iPhone 5 is because of new design and new iPhone 5 is lighter, taller and comes with new design. It will be available in two colors (White and black front).  It’s also thinnest and lightest iPhone yet and it’s 7.66 MM think and weight 112G with 1136 x 640 resolution. Also iPhon 5 will accomodate 5 app in a row instead of 4, which we have now in all earlier generation of iPhone.

A6 Processor:

iPhone 5 comes with A6 processor which drastically improves the performance and battery life of iPhone5. Which offers almost 2X faster performance and graphics than Apple iPhone 4S (A5 processor).  Battery life of iPhone5: 8 hours of 3G or LTE talk time or browsing. 10 hours on WiFi browsing.

Another new feature in iPhone 5 is Panaroma feature is in-built and it’s way smarter. It automatically fixes the crazy effects if somebody moves while taking a Panaroma shot. Also, now in iPhone 5, we can take a picture while shooting a video. From hardware perspective, iPhone 5 also comes with three microphone (Front, bottom and back). Which will help in voice recognition and noise cancellation.

There are many ore new features added in iPhone 5 but that’s something is not going to be selling point for iPhone 5. It’s mostly new iPhone 5 design, it’s map and A6 processor, that will make people droll for new iPhone. Well, I will certainly be buying new iPhone 5, how about you? How likely you are going to ditch your current smartphone for thinnest iPhone ever made?

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iPhone 5 Launched with iOS 6

iPhone 5 Launched

And as waiting for so long, finally Apple unveiled one of the most awaited iPhone 5 today (12th September). Along with iPhone 5, Apple also introduced new iOS 6 which is way faster than iPhone 5. iPhone 5 which was expected to come with new dock connected is also unveiled in the Apple live launch event.

iPhone 5 Launched

Image credit: engadget

At the event Apple team also mentioned and demonstrated new Apple maps app which als supports SIRI for voice command. iPhone 5 will have 8 MP camera along with some major improvement in video camera. Now you can record videos at 1080P HD and front camera will support 720P recording. Also Facetime will support calls via network.

At iPhone 5 Launch event, Apple also mentioned about many new features in iPhone 5. There are major improvement in Safari and it got a new feature call iCloud tabs, which will let you share your computer tabs directly to iPhone browser. With it’s API, it will also support other browser like Chrome and firefox. iPhone 5 will have better battery life and will support 4LTE.

iPhone 5 also comes with a new feature call shared photo stream, which will let you share photos with your friendly and family and they can comment on it. More like an inbuilt Social networking for your photos on iPhone.

Talking about iPhone 5 design, it’s made up of Aluminum and  Glass…It’s 7.6mm thick and taller than earlier iPhone family. iPhone 5 weights 112g, which is 20% lighter than iPhone 4S. And as anticipated iPhone 5 screen will accomodate 20 apps (5*4) compared to 16 apps (4*4) for now.  Apple iPhone 5 pre-order starts from 14th September and they will start shipping from September 21st. One of the fastest rollout of Apple product after announcement. On September 28th, iPhone will start shipping to many more countries include Hungry, Ireland, Spain, Sweden and many more. We will update you about the same in next post.

iPhone 5 will also use the Nano sim and will ditch and not support your Micro-sim, so if you are buying iPhone 5 in 3rd world countries before official launch, make sure you can get hand on Nano sim from your carrier.

Also, now iPhone 4 is free with contract and iPhons 4S will cost $99 with contract. We will update the iPhone 5 price shortly.

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What we missed in iPhone 5 is, Wi-fi charging, support for mini USB but I’m sure so far, iPhone 5 and iOS 6 will give us ample amount of reasons to get new iPhone 5. Do let me know what more you expected out of iPhone 5 and are you planning to buy iPhone 5?

 

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