April 25, 2013


HTC One was announced back in February at MWC Barcelona. It combines stunning design (as usual uni-body construction), a supreme screen and faster CPU to offer one of the best Smartphone experience. It features a 4.7-inch Super LCD 3 display of 1080x1920 pixels resolution (that’s 469ppi)-well above what’s needed for the human eye to discern. The contrast of the display is impressive and the viewing angles are extremely wide-there’s no shift in colors.
The HTC One is powered by the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon S600 chipset utilizing a quad-core 1.7GHz krait 300 processor, Aderno 320 graphics and 2GB RAM which will be more than enough for day to day and intensive tasks.
HTC One comes with a camera that’s unique in the world of Smartphone. I think HTC decided to go with something innovative rather than usual megapixel race. It’s only the second smartphone to feature optical image stabilization and it’s first to use a new design which involves photo sites (pixels) that are three times as big as those on a 12MP size and twice as big as those pixels on the Nokia 808 pure view and iPhone 5 camera, it boats a 4-mega pixel on a 12MP sensor. A bigger pixel means lower noise levels, better dynamic range and better pixel level detail. Low light performance is also helped by OIS (Optical Image Stabilization).
The HTC One can shoot video up to 1080p resolution at 30fps. Like Sony Xperia Z it also had HDR video recording mode, but the frame rate falls to 28fps. It also support 720p @60fps higher frame rate video recording. There is feature called HTC Zoe which allows you to capture up to 20 photos and a 3 second video.
HTC One will have 32GB or 64GB of non-expandable storage and rich connectivity setting including LTE(4G),NFC, Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4 and GPS with GLONASS support. It is made out of aluminum and is about 9.3mm thick. It has dual front stereo speaker which is powered by built in amplifier delivers bigger sound (93db loudness!) with less distortion and more detail HTC calls it as HTC BoomSound.
Tech Specification:
2G Network: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network: HSDPA 850 /900 /2100/
4.7" S-LCD3 capacitive touch screen (1080 x 1920 pixels)
Proximity sensor for auto turn-off
Accelerometer sensor for auto-rotate UI
Digital Compass and gyro
Corning Gorilla Glass 2
Primary: 4 MP, 2688 x 1520 pixels, autofocus, LED flash
-  1/3'' sensor size, 2┬Ám pixel size, simultaneous HD video and image recording, geo-tagging, face and smile detection, OIS
Video recording: Yes, 1080p@30fps
Secondary: Yes, 2.1 MP, 1080p@30fps, HDR
Dimension: 137.4 x 68.2 x 9.3 mm
Weight: 143 g
Phone memory: 32/64 GB, 2 GB RAM
Memory card: No
OS: Android OS, v4.1.2 (Jelly Bean), upgradable to v4.2.2 (Jelly Bean)
CPU: Quad-core 1.7 GHz Krait 300
GPU: Adreno 320
Chipset: Qualcomm APQ8064T Snapdragon 600
Audio jack: 3.5 mm audio jack
Bluetooth: Yes, v4.0 with A2DP
NFC: Yes (Market dependent)
USB: Yes, microUSB v2.0 (MHL)
Wi-Fi: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/ac/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot
GPRS: yes
EDGE: yes
4G or LTE: HSPA+; LTE, Cat3, 50 Mbps UL, 100 Mbps DL
GPS: Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS
Messaging: SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email
Bowser: HTML5
FM radio: Stereo FM radio with RDS
Java: yes, via Java MIDP emulator

         - Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
         - SNS integration
         - Dropbox (25 GB storage)
         - TV-out (via MHL A/V link)
         -  DivX/XviD/MP4/H.263/H.264/WMV player
         - MP3/eAAC+/WMA/WAV/FLAC player
         - Google Search, Maps, Gmail,
            YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk
         -  Document viewer/editor
         - Predictive text input
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April 3, 2013

Why it is important to make sure all mobile apps are up to date

Apps don’t take time to get upgraded; it’s just a matter of some clicks! But mostly people think that its time consuming or they just forget to upgrade them.  Well, I am also one of those who forget to upgrade their apps. Although, I am an app lover and love to endeavor new apps but often forget to upgrade apps, which sometimes create a mess. To avoid such hurdles, you can simply automate the app settings so it upgrades automatically. But there are some apps that have permission issues, for that you have to approve the update manually, but that’s not an issue since you can set such settings that your cell will automatically notify you that new updates are available.The world doesn’t wait for you to endeavor the inventions, it keeps on inventing new and better. Same goes to app developers, they keep on making the apps better and add more and more features to it, so in order to enjoy new upgrades and features, we have to upgrade our apps. By ensuring that your mobile apps are up to date, you can be certain that you are getting the most functional and smoothest experience there is to have. Updating apps is crucial to any device to perform up to its maximum potential. If your apps are not updated regularly, several symptoms will show up indicating the poor performance of your mobile, for instance: Apps may foreclose or get glitches; certain functions of apps may not work or even open. If you show laziness in updating apps, various apps may stack up for updates, which is not a good practice for cell phones. Apps must be updated on regular basis, because if they are not, source files in your device can get corrupt or cause difficulties in its fine performance.One problem in particular that we ought to take a jiffy to address is ensuring you are using the right app for the iPhone.  If your iPhone app looks like the one on above, then it’s all fine.  If not, then you may be using the iPad app, so be certain to install the iPhone app. Further, just make sure that you have access to all of the most recent features available on your iPhone.Once you have the installed the recent updates, everything will be ready to go! Keep a check on that you are updating early and often so that you will always have access to the latest and greatest version of the app. Though, by missing out on new versions of your favorite apps you can be skipping on latest thrill and excitement as well.It’s always wise to keep a check on upcoming trends and adopting them with time because if you will not, then you might look as out dated as your mobile app! is aspiring to be the lead public technical advisor throughout the world for all things in personal electronics. He has a passion for gaming, his dog Ralph, and playing pranks on his co-workers. Curtis’s desire to uncover and understand the technical aspects of devices is shown through his projects sited on every major tech site on theweb. Curtis is head of research and development for RepairLabs. which is a device repair facility and an influential tech blog. Repairlabs is on a mission to change the world through its charitable program Operation Hero (help each repair over come). Follow him @repair_Labs