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Kavita Arora is a Tech Blogger cum Music Lover, she love writing Technical Reviews and Tips. Besides Technical attachment, she is keenly attached with the Bollywood Love. She love writing movie reviews, and Song lyrics at Lyrics Masala and her tech writings at Gadgetforgeek

Samsung’s Shockproof, Waterproof Camcorder – Samsung W200

Samsung is one of the leading brands in telecommunication as well as in electronic industries. Its product describes its definition better, for Samsung I hope no one needs any introduction to this brand. Samsung is already beating Nokia in handsets market. Let’s see what products will Samsung reveal in the near future.

Recently Samsung has launched its new pocket camera (camcorder) to record videos. A camcorder is generally a video recorder that combines a video camera and video recorder into one single product. It is portable and can record live motion videos and avoid voice and distortion as much as possible.

Samsung  Camcorder W200
Samsung Camcorder W200

The Samsung W200, with shockproof, waterproof and dust-proof features can be something really useful when going outdoors. Specially for people who go on adventures all the time, this is an ideal gadget. You don’t have to worry when it slips from your hand and falls on to a rock or into the water. Check out the complete specifications after the break.

Features of Samsung camcorder W200

  • 2.3-inch QVGA LCD having 230k dot resolution
  • 5 mega pixel BSI CMOS sensor
  • MicroSD/SDHC card slot
  • DIS(Digital image stabilization)
  • Video resolution 1920 x 1080
  • Dimensions 60x113x19.7 mm
  • F/2.2 bright lens
  • Waterproof(3 meter), dustproof, shockproof(2 meter)
  • Anti fog coating
  • 5.5 megapixel images
  • HDMI output
  • USB
  • Battery 1300mAh
  • Battery life 2 hrs

Price of this camcorder is $159 and availability is not yet known it might be available from May onwards. Do you use a camcorder? Let us know what you think of this one.

Comparison of HTC Sensation Vs Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc

HTC is wearing a crown of Android smartphones these days as they’ve been launching a big line-up of smartphones in the market with slight of difference between them.

Sony Ericsson handsets are also popular because of their awesome sound and image quality. But these days Sony Ericsson is not listed in top rating market list because they are not having huge list of smartphones. Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc is something that you will surely fall in love at first sight.

Here I am comparing two most powerful Smartphones, one is by HTC and other is from Sony Ericsson which will help you in deciding what to buy.

HTC-Sensation-4G Vs. Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc
HTC-Sensation-4G Vs. Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc

Operating System and Processor

HTC sensation has a 1.2 GHz Qualcomm dual-core processor with 3D like transition in the menu. The device is having latest version of Android OS, version 2.3 (Gingerbread) operating system with the latest HTC Sense UI.

Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc is also powered with 1 GHz Scorpion Processor, Aderno 205 GPU, and comes factory shipped with Android OS, version 2.3 (gingerbread) O.S., TrackID music recognition and the Timescape UI

So, both the phones run on equally powered processors and also run on the same operating system. Only the UI on both the phones are different, this is where brand value comes in. Thus, it will matter on what phones you’ve used before and on your personal feedback.

Display and Camera

HTC device comes with a S-LCD Display, 4.30- inches of capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 540 x 960 pixels. Multitouch input method, proximity sensors, ambient light sensor are some of its features. The main camera is a 8.0 Megapixel one with Dual LED flash, auto focus and face detection capabilities. It also has a secondary VGA camera for video calling.

On the other hand, Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc has a LED Backlit Capacity 4.20- inch super LCD Capacitive Touchscreen with screen resolution of 480 x 854 pixels. Other features include accelerometer sensor for autorotate, timescape UI, proximity sensor for auto turn off. Camera of Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc is a 8.0 MP with Auto Focus, but with the Exmor R Censor technology and LED flash has an image resolution of 3264 x 2448 pixels with no additional secondary camera.]

In Display and Camera, surely the Xperia Arc is the winner, because the display has higher resolution and the camera is way better compared to the one on the HTC Sensation.

Memory and Dimensions

HTC sensation has 8GB of internal memory and 32 GB of external memory card support. Dimensions of the phone are (126.1h x 65.4w x 11.3d) mm and it is just 148 g in weight.

Whereas the Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc has an internal memory of 512 MB and external card slot of microSD which can support 32 GB of memory. Dimensions are (125hx 63w x 8.7d) mm and is 117g in weight which is really sleek and you will love to see its slim style.

Hence, the Xperia Arc is the winner again, if you like slim and light phones that is.

Miscellaneous features

HTC device supports connectivity of Bluetooth v3.0 and has Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n. Micro USB, GPS and A GPS support, Push email, video playback and FM radio.

Sony Xperia Arc has Bluetooth v2.1 with A2DP and Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n. GPS and A-GPS support, FM radio, Push Mail Service, Smile recognition feature, SMS, MMS and Document viewer.

Features on both the devices, when it comes to applications, is very similar as both run on the the Android operating system.

Battery and Price

HTC Sensation has a Li-ion 1520 mAh power battery that supports stand by time of 350 hrs and talk time of 6.66 hrs. It is available in Black and brown color with price of Rs. 29,999.

Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc is powered with standard Li- Po 1500 mAh battery that has stand by time of 430 h and talk time of 7h and is available in midnight blue and misty silver for Rs. 28,900.

Again the Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc has a better pricing, with a little of extra feature!! It’s all on you what you decide on getting with your hard earned money.

Between these two smartphones which would you consider as best? Do share your opinion with us.

Top 5 Sleekest Laptops In the World

In today’s world the technology is growing like the touch of button. Whether it is a laptop, Tablet, Smartphone, TV or camera, every gadget offers a different way to make the users task easier and handier.

Laptops are one of the greatest inventions of technology which will never put a stop at our work. They are really portable, versatile and we can easily carry them while traveling to a far place.

Millions of people are enjoying these helpful gadgets and using them at work, to play games, chat with friends, and make documents at any place and at any time they want. Laptops are gadgets whose perfection cannot be judged by its size. They provide many useful features like extended battery life, ultra-portability, versatilityand non spacious fast processing.

Sleek in design, fast in performance and portable in nature is what people of today’s generation look for in a laptop. So below I am listing 5 of the sleekest and ultra-portable laptops in the market that you can buy to fulfill your needs:

Mac Book Air

  • Thinnest Mac book has a 13.3- inch high resolution back-lit glossy screen with 1280 x 800 pixels resolution.
  • Weight of Mac Book is just 1.3Kg which is very light and handy.
  • 1.86 GHz core2Duo Processor, 128 GB of solid state hard drive, multitouch track pad
  • Built in camera to make Facetime call, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth.
  • Apple’s Mac book air is considered as world’s thinnest and sleekest laptop in the market.

Mac Book Air

 

Samsung 9 Series Laptop

  • Samsung ultra thin 9 series laptop has a 13.3-inch screen LED backlit with elegant styling and performance.
  • It has ultra vivid display to revolutionize your visual experience. It is a strong competitor of Mac Book Air.
  • 1.40 GHz Intel CoreTM i5 processor 2537M CPU, 128 GB of SSD
  • 1.31 kg in weight, 1.73 cm thick, 4GB RAM, Wi-max
  • It also has a backlit keyboard and 6-cell battery.

Samsung 9 Series

LG A520 3D Notebook

  • LG A520 has a stylish metallic look and 15.5-inch LCD with full 1920 x 1080 MP resolutions which gives you full HD FPR (Full Patterned Retarder) 3D technology.
  • Intel CoreTM i7 processor with NVIDIA graphic GT540M, LED indicator
  • 2.75kg with 6 cell battery, LED finger print, HDMI
  • You can convert the 2D to 3D instantly by using Tridef 3D conversion software.

LG A520 3D

Fujitsu Lifebook P771 notebook

  • The sleek lifebook P771 has a 12.2-inches WXGA with glossy black design and multitouch technology.
  • 1.5GHz Intel CoreTM i7 2617UM processor, 80GB hard disk.
  • With 1.5kg weight, it also has a gesture enabled touchpad
  • Intel wireless display 2.0, fingerprint scanner, anti-theft lock ensures your data protection from unauthorized users.

Fujitsu LifeBook P771

MSI X 370

  • It’s cool and eye catching features will surely amaze you, like a 13.4-inches HD LED backlit display with metallic trim along the borders.
  • AMD E-350 dual core processor for business users, AMD radeon graphic card, 640 GB hard disk.
  • 1.4kg in weight, HDMI, VGA port, 4/8- cell of li-ion battery with 10 hours of battery life.

MSI X 370

Which laptop would you consider as the slimmest and smartest among all? Do share your views with us.

Amazing Time-Management App for Android – Total Agenda

Android is enjoying its hike in the market, and giving a tough competition to iOS. It’s gaining popularity  just because of its supporting features and quality apps.  Android app store is an open market for downloading millions of apps. Today I am sharing one of the most useful and helpful app for Android Phone users. The name of the app is, Total Agenda

Total Agenda

Recently a new app is added to its list known as Total Agenda, as the name says that it is for managing time and task. If you spend much of your time arranging tasks, works and planning then this it is worth downloading app for you. It will keep you organized by managing your list of to-do tasks. You can check your agenda for a day or following days, reminder, alarms. It is available for free to download and its paid version with widgets is yet to be launched.  It is really simple to use, you  just need to open a tap and edit your task and you can also edit them anytime you want.

Total Agenda Android App
Total Agenda Android App

It will help you in time-management like daily dose and alerts any time when you want. It is useful and fruitful in managing your everyday activities. You can easily integrate this app with Google task, calendar, and it offers easy to use interface.

Features of Total Agenda App

Easily view and edit your Google tasks and calendar events on one touch list.

  • Add Google tasks and events with just 2 taps!
  • Check your agenda for today and coming days at a glance!!
  • Plan your day with minimum effort

You can download this app from Android Market.

Useful iPhone Tips and Tricks

iPhone is now one of the most used smart phone till the date and iOS is a feature rich smartphone. Specially, iOS brought many features which will change the way we use our phone. People who have already bought an iPhone 4S, know the power of Siri. Here we are going to talk about bestiPhone Tips and Tricks . These iPhone Tips and Tricks will help you to use your iPhone more efficiently and in better way.

Handy list of iPhone Tips and Tricks

These iPhone tips and tricks will work with almost all the model of iPhone.

How to take Screenshot on iPhone

People who are coming from symbian family of phones, they always relied upon 3rd party software to take screenshots of your mobile screen. iPhone has an inbuilt feature which will let you take the screenshot using a simple iPhone tip.
To take a screen shot on your apple iPhone, Press the home button and press the sleep/wake button on the top of the iPhone, the screen will flash within seconds and your screen shot is captured and saved to your camera roll.

iPhone screenshot tip
iPhone Screenshot tip

Domain suffix in Safari

You can easily type any domain name that is ending with “.com” by just typing the domain name like “CallingAllGeeks” instead of https://www.callingallgeeks.org it will automatically enter “www” and “.com” extension to the name. This will make your task smoother and easier. This will work only in case if you have “.com” domain if you want to enter  “.in” , “.org”, “.net” then what you can do is   press and hold down the “.com” key until the other extensions appears with options  “.edu”, “.net” , now you can swipe your finger to select the one you want to enter.

Domain Suffix
Domain Suffix

iPhone tips & tricks: Save images from Safari

This is a feature that lots of users have been waiting for, when surfing through net we came across pictures that we want to save. To save any image you have to just tap and hold on image a menu will pop up asking save image or cancel. This way you can save images easily to your camera roll.

Save Images
Save Images

Add new words to iPhone dictionary

iPhone learn new words each time you type them in, it will save those words that you used repeatedly in your text, chats or messages. Each time you enter a word in your iPhone automatically correct it to some other word, what you can do is open your safari browser, and then typed in that word in Google search bar for that particular word then that word will be added in the iPhone dictionary.

Adding word to Dictionary
Adding word to Dictionary

Maximize iPhone Battery Life

Battery life is one of most important feature of any phone. A phone without a good battery life is considered as a dummy set even that phone has hundreds of cool features. There are many ways you can save your battery life or increase it, switch off those unwanted app running in background, switch off Wi- Fi when not in use. You can also use battery doctor pro app which will help you out to check your battery life and manage all the things while you are charging your iPhone.

Maximize power of iPhone
Maximize power of iPhone

You might like to check out How to increase iPhone battery life.

 

To force quit an application

To forcibly quit an unresponsive app, all you have to do is press the sleep/wake button for some time, then slide to power off screen after that press and hold the home button for 5 seconds  It will help you out in getting some free memory and resources that are not in use. Usually when we play games and then shut down them accidentally the state of the game will be saved somewhere in memory. Quitting an application will help you free out memory and free some resources for other usage.

power_off_iphone
Force Applications to Quit

Hide SMS preview

You can also hide SMS on the screen each time you receive any new messages you can hide preview of any incoming SMS. To activate this feature go to setting> messages> and turn off show preview option. This time it will only show the sender name and type of message not the content. Now the privacy is in your hands.

sms-privacy-iphone
SMS Privacy

I hope you have enjoyed these tips for iPhone and you have any other iPhone tips and tricks with you, do share it with us.

Google NEXUS S 4G [Features, Specs & prices]

Google has joined hands with Sprint to provide its next series of NEXUS S handsets and revealed Google NEXUS S 4G. NEXUS S 4G almost resembles to its predecessor except some minor changes. Google provided voice feature for sprint customers and 4G for fast and easy downloading.

Sprint customers can now take full advantage of Google voice features without the need of porting their number. Sprint customer’s phone numbers can work as Google voice number. Google voice service will soon replace sprint voice mail interface. A single number for many phones is such an amazing feature.

It is having a menu option for turning the WiMax on or off. The phone is having 4G Network Support, and shipped with latest Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS which is powered by 1 GHz Hummingbird processor. The 4-inches Super AMOLED contour display with curved glass screen having multi-touch input with a resolution of 480 X 800 pixels.

The phone is integrated with NFC Technology; NFC is a wireless short range technology that enables a device to communicate with its reader through NFC chips.

Google Nexus S 4G
Google Nexus S 4G

Features & Specifications of Google Nexus S 4G:

  • 1GHz  Hummingbird  Processor
  • Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS
  • 4-Inches Super AMOLED contour display
  • 5 MP Camera with LED flash
  • Front facing 0.3 MP VGA camera
  • Internal Memory: 16GB
  • 512MB of Ram & 512 of ROM
  • Connectivity: 3G/4G
  • Wi -Fi 802.11 b/g/n
  • Bluetooth 2.0 with EDR Support
  • WiMAX
  • NFC Reader
  • 1500 mAh Li-ion battery
  • Integrated GPS

Here is a detailed video review of Google Nexus S 4G

Starting with a range of $199.99 or upgrade with 2 year contract.

7 Most Useful & Powerful Apple iPad Apps

iPad is a series of tablet PC by apple, recently Apple has launched its new iPad2 in the market which is sleek and lighter in weight than its predecessor.  Apple’s AppStore has more than 65000  unique application which are available both in free version as well as paid  version. Developers are keep on developing new applications which can make the user’s task more easier.
Here I am sharing some of the most useful iPad apps

Blackboard Mobile Learn

Blackboard Mobile Learn
Blackboard Mobile Learn

This app is designed for interactive teaching and learning.  It improves the experience of millions of students to learn about  new and innovative technology. To make it easy for students as well as for institutions to get started quickly  to encourage the use of mobile devices. This app is  available for iPad, iPhone and android but is not yet available for Symbian. Read new assignments, task, views, journals, post discussions, checking grades is what this app generally do. Easy to navigate features allow users to select colors of board, chalk etc.

iTunes Store Download Link

Price:$0.99

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Things

It is another beautiful application that are previously available on iPhone but is now available on iPad also it is like a task manager which contains all your list of to dos. Syncs between OS x things version and you can also tag your tasks for easy sorting, tagging task is helpful when trying to sort your tasks. Help manage your task and projects. This app works really  fast and easy to use.

Things iPad App
Things iPad App

iTunes Store Download Link

Price: $19.99

GarageBand

This app will let you play instruments like drums, piano ,guitars with just one touch go.  With GarageBand  iPad is just like a musical instrument. it is like a full screen featured studio so you can make music on your own and share it  with your friends. you can use the build in microphone to record or capture any performance with your friends and also you can email them. Here you can arrange and mix  songs upto 8 tracks.

GarageBand iPad App
GarageBand iPad App

iTunes Store Download LInk

Price: $4.99

Pages

It is famous as a word processor app  that is ever designed for a mobile device. Pages offer various text formatting options, adding images, spellchecker for misspelled word, fonts, bold, italic, underline.  you can create a  a nice and styled looking document with this app. Tabs, columns, image and graphics can be added with much ease. it is also fast and load within seconds on your iPad you can easily navigate through pages.

Pages Apple iPad App
Pages Apple iPad App

iTunes Store Download Link

Price : $9.99

SketchbookPro

The new version of sketch book pro is easy to use as compare to the previous one.  Whether you want to draw something or you want to take graphical notes it will helpful for both. This tool work amazingly as you work in photoshop or in real life. It combines with high quality digital pencils, pens, brushes with a multitouch user interface and with this you can communicate digitally.it is available with a price of $7.99.

SketchbookPro Apple iPad App
SketchbookPro Apple iPad App

iTunes Store Download Link

Price: $7.99

Evernote

It is an app that is basically designed for business users. With Evernote you can clip audio, video, text you can create voice notes, attach images all with just a swipe of your finger. With just an evernote you can synchronize  your notes as well as it is helpful for other apps  like read it later is also used with evernote for saving the site  and clip it right into your evernote account so you can find it fast .This app has very simple and user friendly design and layout.This app itself help any user to remember everything they wanted to keep in mind. Fastever is also works with evernote by allowing you to quickly create notes and then sync automatically with Evernote.

Evernote Apple iPad App
Evernote Apple iPad App

iTunes Store Download Link

Price: Free

Blogpress

This is one of the best application for bloggers. Because it support wordpress, you can upload images and can enter into landscape mode for writing easily, you can publish your post easily. Instead of wordpress it also support other blogging platforms like MSN live, joomla, Drupal and these all are well tested. It also have multitasking feature like you can publish the same post on different blogs with just one touch.

BlogPress Apple iPad App
BlogPress Apple iPad App

iTunes Store Download Link

Price: $2.99

Which all apps you are using on your iPad? Do share them with us.

Comparison Between Samsung 9 Series and Apple Macbook Air

Samsung has already introduced its new 9 series laptop first in its home country South Korea and then later in Europe, Asia. When discussing its Specs and features it is somewhat similar to Macbook Air, but if you are looking for sleekest and stylish portable notebook then Samsung will lead this time. The war between sleek laptops has begun.

Ultra thin and ultra light is what Samsung 9 series is all about, which is giving a tough competition to Apple Macbook Air laptop. Main difference between Samsung 9 series and its previous 7 series is that the former has slide out keyboard which is most loved by the customers. Previously, Apple’s air laptop was considered as the world’s thinnest notebook. But I think; now it will not be….

Apple-Vs-Samsung
Apple Macbook Air Vs Samsung 9 Series

Here I am sharing the Details of Comparison between both the Competitors.

Processor and OS

Samsung 9 series is having 1GHz Intel core i5 processor with 3 MB of cache (turbo up to 2.3 GHz).  It is featured with window 7 professional as well as premium in two versions.

Apple Macbook Pro is having 1.86GHz Core to Duo processor and has Mac OS X snow Leopard operating system. Apple Macbook Air continuously monitors the system power conditions, and according to that it adjusts the processor speed. The amazing feature is its speed, it boots up in less than 15 seconds.

Display and Resolution

Samsung laptop is just 2.89 pounds and 0.64-inch thick which is much less than Macbook Air. It comes up with a display of 13.3 inch with LED backlit screen that offer its user a better visual experience and a resolution of 1366 * 768 and weighs 2.89lbs.

Macbook Air weighs around 2.9 pounds and 0.68- inch thick and a display of 13.3- inches widescreen TFT LED backlit with glossy display. It is just 0.19- inch thin but giving a very high resolution of 1440 *900.

Memory and Camera

Samsung 9 series laptop has memory of 4GB DDR3 RAM. It has Intel HD GT2 Integrated graphics and a backlit keyboard. It also has 128 GB of solid state drive. It has 1.5 watt speaker with sub woofer. It also have front camera to support FaceTime Video call.

Apple Air laptop has 2 GB of onboard 1066MHZ DDR3 SDRAM and 128 GB SSD, Graphic processor with 256MB of DDR3 SDRAM which is shared with main memory. It also has 128GB as well as 256 GB of Flash drive. Its camera is so small that you will barely notice it.

Battery life

It supports long lasting battery life of 6.5 hours power efficient lithium polymer batteries which extend the life of the product with various settings like “Battery life Extender mode” or “Express changing mode”. This new battery has 3 years long battery life.

Whereas Apple Macbook Air has battery life of up to 7 hours on 13-Inch model and up to 5 hours on 11 – inch model that is 50 watt hour lithium polymer battery. It Support up to 30 days stand by mode.

Other Features

Additional features in Samsung 9 Series are like Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth, backlit keyboard, USB 2.0 as well as USB 3.0, HDMI Port, LAN etc. You have two options whether you can choose Wi- Fi + Window 7 premium which will cost you around $1599 and if you go for Wi- max + window 7 professional than it will cost you $1699, with screen sizes of 13.3 and 11.6 inches.

Apple Macbook Pro has Multi-touch trackpad for precise cursor control. For connectivity, it has Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, USB 2.0, supports an external Display up to 30-inches, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n.  The first choice is 128GB SSD, 1.8GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Processor and 2GB of RAM and the second option is only differ with 256GB SSD and prices are ranging from $1299 and $1599.

So which Notebook you are going to buy Samsung 9 series or Apple Macbook Air? Do Share your choice with us?