Thursday, March 22, 2012

Free Android Apps With Ads May Not Be Safe

Hello  Readers,

Nowadays digital devices and apps goes hand in hand, so it seems. If you have a digital device you'll need an app for productivity, and the same is true with app that it needs to run on smartphones and tablet computers, for example, in order for the apps to work.
I'm pretty sure that a huge number of people are using and downloading apps all the time, especially free Android apps from the Android Market which is now Google Play. But beware of free apps with ads. You may be wondering why, I suppose.

The North Carolina State University researchers behind this theory suggest that these apps download and run codes from online sources without the users knowing about them, and just like that, their contact lists and other important informations have been already stolen and compromised. The team also discovered that nearly half of free apps had "libraries that track a user's GPS locations and one in 23 apps allowed that data to be passed back to the advertisers.
However, some North Carolina State University researchers said that the individual apps themselves are harmless and safe, but there's a possibility that the ads they run could download malware into your device and control it because it has the same permissions that the app does.

source: google,



nVidia GTX 680: The world's fastest GPU benchmark results released!

nVIDIA's next-gen GPUs took a lot of time to arrive, but the first of the Kepler crew is finally available in stores and its 28nm silicon is just dying to show off what it can do. You may be wondering what the 2GB GeForce GTX 680 brings to the gaming table, and whether it'll put an end to AMD's free run at the top of the food chain. Well, NVIDIA now claims it has "the fastest GPU in the world", with both lower power consumption and a 10-40 percent performance advantage over AMD's single-GPU rival, the Radeon HD 7970, at a full-hd resolution. Bluff or reality? Ultimately, all results come from independent benchmarks (coming soon in our review round-up), but in the meantime we need to look at NVIDIA's new architecture for clues.
First, the GTX 680 has a GPU Boost feature that automatically increases the clock speed when the GPU isn't fully taxed. You see, GPUs are designed with a thermal power limit (TPL), and they often operate well beneath that limit - the new boost technology simply leverages that TPL headroom to increase the clock speed, while still keeping the card running within its tolerances. (Picture Cred. Engadget)

NVIDIA no longer has to factory-set its cards to a fixed clock speed that will work in all enviroments. For example, the GTX 680 has a base clock speed of 1GHz, but GPU Boost can increase that by 10 percent when needed, while packaged overclocking utilities will let you notch up the clock / voltage curve even further to readily achieve 1.2GHz, so long as your over-sized fans or water pipes are doing their job. To a certain degree, this amount of speed is useless. You will only be using this much in multi- monitor setups.

I hope my readers are enjoying the longer posts I am putting out, I have been able to do so due to an injury that has left me bed-ridden.



Tuesday, March 20, 2012

The new iPad hits 3 million sold in it's first weekend!

Is Apple losing its touch? Read my analysis of Apple's flaws in the past year.

Press Release:
CUPERTINO, CaliforniaMarch 19, 2012Apple® today announced it has sold three million of its incredible new iPad®, since its launch on Friday, March 16. The new iPad features a stunning new Retina™ display, Apple's new A5X chip with quad-core graphics, a 5 megapixel iSight® camera with advanced optics for capturing amazing photos and 1080p HD video, and still delivers the same all-day 10 hour battery life* while remaining amazingly thin and light. iPad Wi-Fi + 4G supports ultrafast 4G LTE networks in the US and Canada, and fast networks around the world including those based on HSPA+ and DC-HSDPA.**

"The new iPad is a blockbuster with three million sold
the strongest iPad launch yet," said Philip Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. "Customers are loving the incredible new features of iPad, including the stunning Retina display, and we can't wait to get it into the hands of even more customers around the world this Friday."

The new iPad is already available in the US, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Puerto Rico, Singapore, Switzerland, UK and the US Virgin Islands and will be available in 24 more countries starting at 8:00 a.m. local time on Friday, March 23 through the Apple Online Store (, Apple's retail stores and select Apple Authorized Resellers, including Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Macau, Mexico, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden.

The new iPad Wi-Fi models are available in black or white for a suggested retail price of $499 (US) for the 16GB model, $599 (US) for the 32GB model, $699 (US) for the 64GB model. iPad Wi-Fi + 4G for either AT&T or Verizon is available for a suggested retail price of $629 (US) for the 16GB model, $729 (US) for the 32GB model and $829 (US) for the 64GB model. iPad is sold in the US through the Apple Online Store (, Apple's retail stores and select Apple Authorized Resellers. Additionally, the incredible iPad 2 is now offered at a more affordable price of $399 (US) for the 16GB Wi-Fi model and just $529 (US) for the 16GB Wi-Fi + 3G model.

There are many complaints stating that Apple hasn't issued any major design refreshes in the past year. Two examples of this happening are the new iPad and the iPhone 4S. It leads people to speculate that Apple has lost its design touch, even though Apple's stock has gone up by 2 percent to 604.50 per share. I would link this drought of renovation to Steve Job's death, who was a vital element to the trademark design practiced by Apple in most of its product.

What to do you think, comment below!


Friday, March 9, 2012

The all new iPad!!!

Hello Readers,

Today I would like to talk about Apple's new announcement, the all-new iPad. Yes, that is the name, "The all new iPad". After seeing that name, I wondered how it was possible for Apple to give this new device such a generic name. Maybe a new name will come along with time? At this point we may only speculate this trivial matter. I will be covering all the changed aspects of the new iPad, starting with the display. 

The new iPad's QXGA display now has a resolution of 2,048x1,536 pixels. That's an important change given that it exceeds any current tablet or laptop currently on the market. 
Sure, the new resolution is substantially higher than the current Retina Display on the iPhone 4 and 4S (960x640 pixels), but that's largely to be expected given the iPad's larger screen size (9.7 inches vs, 3.5 inches). Yet, if Apple does what is should and increases the display size in the iPhone 5 I'd look for the resolution to improve, as well. It likely won't be a big jump, and I think that Apple will stick with the "Retina Display" concept, but a change would be in order. Apple, after all, continues to bank its mobile devices partly on display resolution so there's no reason to expect that it's going to stand still.
Form factor, and design
Some users my gripe that the new iPad sports the same design as its predecessors, but that's fine with me. And outside of adding the aforementioned larger display, I'd say the same about the iPhone. We've heard a lot of rumors about a thinner iPhone or handset with a tapered profile, but I'm not aching for either. A thinner iPhone is a possibility, I guess, but Apple will trim it down only if it can still fit a long-lasting battery.

By all accounts, the presence of LTE in the new iPad foretells real 4G in the next iPhone. That will mean, of course, significantly faster data speeds beyond what current iPhones offer (and that includes the HSPA+ network on AT&T's "4G" iPhone 4S). Though it's not surprising that Apple is late to the LTE party--typically, the company waits to implement a new technology until it can offer the user experience it really wants--but given the flood of LTE handsets over the last few months it is lagging quite behind its rivals. So in other words, it's overdue.
A big question, though, is whether all carriers will get an LTE iPhone. Verizon Wireless and AT&T will have it for sure, but Sprint is uncertain at this point.

More battery life
Apple made a pretty bold promise when it said that the new iPads will deliver 9 hours of battery life on 4G. As any LTE smartphone owner can tell you, the faster data networks don't do wonders for battery life. The Motorola Razr Maxx, however, changed that equation so Apple will have to keep up. Hopefully, the LTE iPad is a sign of long LTE battery life to come.

The new iPad's processor remains dual-core, but Apple upgraded it to an A5X and ramped up the graphics processor to quad-core. The iPhone 4S already has a dual-core CPU so I don't expect a big change there. Yes, we just saw a slew of new quad-core phones at Mobile World Congress, but for the reason stated above (Apple wanting the "right" experience before adding a new technology), I don't see a quad-core chip ending up in the iPhone 5. On the other hand, better graphics are a possibility so that may follow.
As with any Apple device, we'll have to wait until the actual unveiling to see what wonders the next iPhone will hold. But after this week's news we we can tell that the company is heading for a faster, longer, and more vibrant iPhone future.
P.S: My local GameStop is sold out of Mass Effect 3, that article may take a while to come.

What do you guys think?
Comment Below!
Thanks for all the support.


Friday, March 2, 2012

Samsung Galaxy III

Hello Readers,

I have some interest news today, that shows just how far technology has come.  Today’s  news is about a cellphone, namely the Samsung Galaxy SIII. This phone is the successor to the Samsung Galaxy SII, which was an amazing phone, but I shied away from it, and went with the Atrix 2, (See my Review, Just look in January Archive). Here are some specs.

It is rumored that the Galaxy S III will have:

     A Quad-Core CPU at 1.5 Ghz Exynos
     A screen of 4.8 inch full HD. Yes, a 4.8-inch      display with a 1080p resolution.
     8 megapixel rear camera, 2 megapixel front
     Android 4.0

Pretty interesting features, but 1080p in 4.8 inches? Furthermore, it appears that the terminal will be built in ceramic, an interesting change after seeing so much plastic in recent years with Android smartphones.

Also, a Quad-Core CPU?  That’s AMAZING! Imagine the gaming, rendering, and video editing possibilities, with the 4.8 inch screen.

I personally cannot wait for this amazing phone to come out.



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