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Apple’s made iPad mini 3 was launched last October 2014 with Retina Display and reduced price. Price starts from as low as $399 with Wi-Fi and $529 with Wi-Fi + Cellular. iPad mini 3 was launched in an event at Cupertino, the reports marked it to get least attention from Apple’s Development Team over previous year. Comparing to iPad Air 2 which got new processor, new camera, new screen technology and other additions, while iPad mini 3 just equipped with Touch ID, it further got a new gold finish for the aluminum shell. Remaining features of iPad mini 3 remain identical.

Apple iPad mini 3

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Here is a fair review of iPad mini 3:

Display and Design:

Apple upgraded the iPad mini 3 with Retina display, and kept the display unchanged with any further iteration. It comes with 7.9 inches of display screen which supports 2048*1536 pixel resolutions with 326 Pixels Per Inch Density. You can find the addition of TouchID Sensor to iPad mini 3. The design got the same premium aluminum chassis and bezels for which its predecessor got popularity. It is available in 3 color choices including White, Grey and Gold. The two version of iPad mini 3 weighs (Wi-Fi Version) 331 and 341 (Wi-Fi Version + Cellular) grams.

Processor Chipset:

Apple’s iPad mini 3 is powered by Apple A7 64 bit architecture and M7 motion coprocessor.

Camera:

iSight Camera is powered by a 5 MP lens that supports 1080 pixels High Definition Video recording, features include Video Stabilization, Autofocus, Backside Illumination, Hybrid IR Filter, 3X Video Zoom, and face detection. Secondary or Front Camera is powered by a 1.2 Mega Pixels Lens that supports 70 pixels High Definition Video Recording.

Connectivity Options:

iPad min 3 (Wi-Fi) supports Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual channel, 2.4 GHz and 5 GH with Bluetooth 4.0. iPad mini 3 (Wi-Fi + Cellular) also supports Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual channel, 2.4 GHz and 5 GH with Bluetooth 4.0, and can use Apple’s SIM, but this version is currently available to UK and USA residents only. Carrier options include AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon.

Other Features:

With iPad mini 3, you have also Siri all the time as Intelligent Assistant that will help you to use your voice to send messages, arrange meetings, making phone calls and much more things with just talking to Siri. Siri is designed with User Friendly User Interface.

Price Package & Storage:

iPad mini 3 Wi-Fi only iPad mini 3 Wi-Fi + Cellular
16 GB $399 16 GB $529
64 GB $499 64 GB $629
128 GB $599 128 GB $729

Choosing Christmas gift is always a tough job, what about the idea to present a gadget on coming Christmas, indeed this is a cool gift to represent and to equipped your son/daughter/lover/mother etc with a gadget that will also helpful to upgrade him/her with a Tech Gadget. Asus Memo Pad 10 is a good choice to go with.

Asus Memo Pad 10

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Asus is a China based company with headquarter at Taiwan manufacturers Desktop, Laptops, Notebooks, Smartphones and other electronics and Smart devices. Asus Memor Pad is a mid range Tablet Series that provides budgeted Tablets.

Asus Memo Pad 10:

Asus Memo Pad 10 though was released in October last year, however it still attracts people due to its features and affordable price range. It features a 10.1 inch IPS HD Display Screen, Power of Quad Core Processor and battery back up of about 10 hours. Here are the complete specifications of Asus Memo Pad 10:

Screen:

Asus Memo Pad 10 comes with extended display screen than its predecessor, it has a 10.1 inch of screen that features with IPS Capactive HD Screen and has a resolution of 1280*800 pixels resolution. It has a lower density if 179 Pixel Per Inch and supports 16 million colors. The plus point for screen is that it supports multi touch of up to 10 fingers.

Processor:

Asus Memo Pad 10 is powered by Quad Core 1.6 GHz Processor with Rockchip RK 101 Chipset.

Memory:

Asus Memor Pad 10 comes with two options, i.e. 8 GB or 16 GB versions, while good thing is that you can expand its internal memory with microSD card slot up to 64 GB. It is powered by 1 GB RAM.

Camera:

Asus Memo Pad 10 bears a 2 MP Camera on its back side and work as Primary Camera, it can capture videos @ 720 Pixels, while a 1.2 MP Camera on its front side allows Video calling and to take selfies.

Connectivity:

Memo Pad 10 has WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0, microUSB 2.0 and a microSD Card Slot that supports up to 64 GB internal Memory Storage.

OS:

Asus Memo Pad 10 runs on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean.

Battery:

It is powered Li-Po 5070 mAh Battery.

Price:

Asus Memo Pad 10 is tagged with a £199.99 price label.

Cons:

Though Asus Memo Pad 10 has following cons:

  • Downgrade Camera lens from 5 to 2 MP
  • No GPRS and EDGE
  • Low PPI Density
  • Non-Removable battery

Motorola Moto Maxx is a recent launch this month for global users. The Smartphone comes with high end specs and is designed to last for 2 entire days on a single charge, and features a water resistant coating that keeps it away from rain, water puddles and spills. It is really a Smartphone as you can command it even when it is in sleeping mode.

Motorola Moto Maxx

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Motorola Moto Maxx resembles much with Motorola Droid Turbo as it is a global variant of it. Motorola Moto Maxx packed with a massive 3900 mAh power bank which is the biggest among the high end phones like Galaxy Note 3, Sony Xperia Z3 etc.

This post covers the features and specs of Motorola Moto Maxx:

Display Screen:

Motorola Moto Maxx features a 5.2 inch 2560*1440 Quad High Definition Display, which offers a rich density of 565 PPI (Pixels Per Inch) and is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protective layer, with such combinations, Motorola Moto Maxx gets the title of one of the most sharper Smartphone Handset of 2014. It quite resembles with its predecessor that you can mix up with both.

Processor:

Motorola Moto Maxx features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 Chipset with a clocking speed of 2.7 GHz with Quad Core Krait 450 CPU. It also features an Adreno 420 as Graphics Processing Unit to support graphics.

Memory Capacity:

Motorola Moto Maxx has two options for its internal memory, i.e. you can choose 32 GB or a 64 GB version depending on your needs. Make sure about your internal memory needs as it is stick with expansion option, you cannot extend internal memory, so be careful about your Memory need as you will not be able to extend it further more.

Camera:

Motorola Moto Maxx has a powerful 21 MP primary camera that is powered by a Dual LED Flash to get bright pictures in dark environment. It has a 2160 pixel resolution and can record videos @ 24 frames per seconds. Secondary Camera with 2 MP can capture selfies for you and can record 1080 pixels videos.

Battery:

Motorola Moto Maxx has a power bank of 3900 mAh battery that provides non-stop two day activities.

Availability:

After USA, Motorola Moto Maxx is available to Brazil, Mexico and Latin American Countries.

Main Disadvantages:

  • No External Memory Option
  • Offered with Verizon Wireless only
  • It is a bit on the thick side

The latest flagship of Nexus Smartphone family has recently been surfaced is known as Nexus 6, developed by Motorola this time around. The Nexus 6 is a powerful device and ready to give tough opposition to the best in the Android Empire. Nexus is not just Android orientation Smartphone, but a factual Google titan, as it appears.

Motorola Nexus 6

Latest Motorola Nexus 6 is here to maintain the special privilege in the timeline of Google’s Smartphone history. This 6″ phablet was developed when Google owned Motorola not long ago, which is now, became a Lenovo company after sale.

Motorola Nexus 6 is packed with the best hardware offered for Android in the current day & age, icing on the cake is that it is outfitted latest Android version that furnishes lots of new features.

Hawk Eye Motorola Nexus 6:

Motorola Nexus 6 provides the best hardware available for Smartphone’s at present. The mixture of a top ranked as per latest reports by Antutu Qualcomm Snapdragon 805, having 3GB of RAM, and a 6″ QHD display ought to gratify its user stunningly, another novel feature of it is the front-facing stereo speakers providing crisp sound.

The phone is loaded with 13MP camera amid optical image stabilization and UHD video capture is the latest technology surfaced recently. It was a must pampered arena for flagship phone that customarily in the past been ignored in the Nexus Smartphone’s lineup for a long time.

Availability of freshest Android 5.0 Lollipop out of the box is unquestionably the cherry on top of cake with brilliant device has to offer, as it transforms everything about Android experience smoother and more reactive. The hottest OS discharge, is adding up to the brand new objects design, set innovative runtime called ART. 

Display/Design

Amazing 5.96″ QHD AMOLED 493ppi display furnishing 2560 x 1440 pixels density provides jaw dropping vivid video result, backed by Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection to last long. Splash-resistant curved body with aluminum chassis is designed to make sure durable lavishness of Motorola Nexus 6.

Hardware:

Flagship device caters 2.7GHz quad-core Krait 450 CPU with Adreno 420GPU, and potent Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 chipset supported by 3GB of RAM makes it a most powerful Smartphone currently available in the market.

Camera:

The 13MP camera with dual-LED flash & optical image stabilization supporting HDR+; 4K video capture mode are the stunning persuading aspect of the Nexus 6, and 2MP front-facing unit with 1.4 um pixels is also not terrible.

Battery:

Motorola Nexus 6 has a 3,220mAh battery that would easily last the whole day and device also comprise bundled Motorola Turbo Charger build that can charge phone rapidly in minutes; moreover the Qi wireless charging support is another lucrative feature of the titan Nexus 6.

OS:

Flagship Device is equipped with Android 5.0 Lollipop right from the box with brand new ART runtime that provides improved performance and responsiveness to the whole android experience of user.

Storage:

Smartphone is outfitted with 32/64GB of built-in memory versions, as per user liking. 

Drawbacks:

There is no memory expansion slot been provided in the device for external storage of micro SD card, and while shooting video from the phone the captured sound of Nexus 6 remains mono that is a wired inefficiency in a flagship Smartphone such as Nexus 6. Further Battery is not user-replaceable so in case of any battery issue it would be a hectic thing to fix it. Also the backside cover of the particularly blue version can fade while excessive rough use. And most surprising is thickness of the device in the era of ultra slimness phones is bit ore thick.

Verdict:

Motorola Nexus 6 procures Top-end hardware with a spanking new android OS out of the box with flagship-economical price tag attached to it, bring weighty prospect for the device.

Ever since introduction of social networking web gateway Facebook, the world has changed around us or say life routine practices have maneuvered. But, there is flipside of the story terms use for this type of platforms “Illusion” & “Camouflage”.

For a reality check that there is a world exist other than the virtual world of Facebook, and in this piece of writing we will present seven reasons that can persuade you from getting rid of the FB obsession.

Quit Facebook

Reasons; Why you Should Leave Facebook?

The intention vs. the realism:

Facebook claims that it connects you with your friends and family that’s its nucleus feature as it are a social network platform and the prime motive the majority masses use it. But how proficiently Facebook does it results are not so highly regarded.

No doubt, FB is awesome at keeping me aware of current events and what your friends are up to, and what’s going on in your family and friends’ lives. That’s about it. We think just commenting or liking on their activity is good enough but actually its not, it can be further brighten your terms with family and friends by physically meeting them or by making a phone call to show some concern. Facebook has been a distraction and social barrier ever since its discharge.

Overlooking your hard relationships:

While Facebook is allowing us to make and preserve our convenient virtual friendships, which easily make us ignoring our most close and precious relationships with family and other loved ones. We most of the time remain stubborn fools in this regard not understanding and admitting it.

Privacy Invasion nothing is “private”:

You cannot hide yourself from FB; giant social network has recently removed the option that allowed users to keep their name hidden when people search you. Social platform also strained people to organize their privacy settings on an awkward item-by-item basis. Nowadays, the only solitary way to hide particular people can’t access your profile is to block them.

Expenditure of time:

This happens most of the time once a FB user’s login to profile just to check out notification or any other new happenings and this checking out Facebook for a minute consumes 30 minutes or 2 hours of your precious time. This time can be utilized for other healthy activities or spending that time with your parents or sharing thoughts with siblings can be more productive & meaningful.

Self Proclaimed 500 best friends:

We while chatting to some completely stranger but as Facebook friend give away private information about you, which should not be shared with any unforeseen individual. Because that near-stranger to know your deepest thoughts and feelings has nothing to do with it.

So, leaving fb will allow you to realize to emphasize on your real friends in actual life is perhaps the best solution and social norm.

Nobody actually cares about what you’re doing anymore:

Because it’s a cruel world and everybody is self-centered nowadays, no one care about what you are up to in life and what new happenings are embracing you. It’s just in your mind that posting something about you on Facebook fascinate people, it’s just in your mind most of the people see through your post and the ones notices them just tent to click like and that’s about it.

Addiction: Facebook will not let you to leave:

We all Facebook users are so much in the rage of social network that it won’t be easy to leave it, further time to time upgraded new feature of the platform will persuade you more towards it spending more & m ore time on it. But, the reality is Facebook is just a website of virtual world connecting you with the outer world making use of the latest in technology, it does not bound you to stay glued, so utilized more of your mind and time in healthy physical activities in real world too.

The youngest CEO and billionaire of social networking giant Facebook, and one of the most influential people in tech world on the Forbes list Mark Zukerberg, has now set a new track for Facebook, CEO of FB Last week during his first ever Q&A session was found saying that:

“In five years, most of Facebook will be video”

So now, Facebook has officially pushed to make itself a prevailing contestant in web video platform by contacting YouTube’s substance suppliers.

Zuckerberg

Walt Disney Company, Maker Studios, and Collective Digital Studio have officially explored different avenues regarding appropriating their substance on the social networking platform through Newsfeed and Individual Facebook pages. Individuals acquainted with the matter say that the output has been great, with a guaranteeing measure of activity being produced by content makers in a joint effort with Facebook.

With this statement it’s clear that Mr. Zuckerberg’s plans to modify the whole nature of Facebook may confront much vital issues. The declaration by the CEO demonstrates a great takeoff from the current essentials of the Facebook experience, with its large number of media including content, photographs, and videos.

Furthermore, Zuckerberg may be observing the 100 million videos that are uploaded on Facebook consistently, however are users prepared for an absolutely video based experience? With respect to point, FB CEO has not expounded on the degree to which other media, for example, text and photographs will be eliminated, thus speculators and users apparently equivalent will be trusting that Facebook thinks of a equivalence.

As per latest statistics, about 41,000 statuses are posted on Facebook every minute and around 300 million photographs are uploaded every day. But right now posting of video substance on the site is uncommon because of the higher specialized capacity needed to do so. While the immense growth in the quantity of Smartphone users can expect of a stage where users can undoubtedly shoot and transfer videos on Facebook in an easy way.

After witnessing the new intentions of the FB CEO and developers, It appears like Facebook may be proficient to obtain the social networking familiarity to an totally novel point in the near future or hazard devastating the whole thing that has transformed it the tech colossal that it is. Presently, the lot depends on Zuckerberg’s implementation of his innovative idea.

Via: bidnessetc

Social network giant Facebook on Monday has made the official declaration that its Smartphone Messenger app has strike the landmark of 500 million monthly active users worldwide, mounting gradually commencing 200 million active users witnessed on April this year.

Facebook Messenger

Director of Product Management, Facebook believed,

“This is an exciting milestone but with a half billion people relying on Messenger to communicate and connect, it is also a reminder that there is so much left for us to do”.

The organization as of late differentiated Messenger from the basic Facebook application and made it required for all users to download the Messenger application to keep on cherishing messaging service.

Recently Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, amid a Q&A session with clients, recognized that asking more than a billion clients to introduce another application was not a choice that had been taken daintily, however that he accepts that with the two applications clients will appreciate a finer experience.

As a separate app, Facebook Messenger permit Smartphone users to send videos, stickers, make free calls, chat with groups and do much more with provided leverages. Facebook claims about with its Messenger “it focused on one use case – messaging“. Further, company asserts to have also enhanced the rapidity and dependability of the app, and build updates to the app in every two weeks gap.

In August this year, the mainstream instant messaging app, Whatsapp, which is now a fraction of Facebook, crossed 600 million month to month active users internationally. The organization saw a 100 million active client development in around four months from 500 million active users in April.

Whatsapp likewise, offers comparable features to Facebook’s Messenger application aside from that it is yet to coordinate voice-calling peculiarity to it. This significant feature is in pipeline currently as per sources, however has been deferred till the first quarter of 2015.

Whatsapp’s CEO Jan Koum, guaranteed that Whatsapp’s voice-calling custom wouldn’t contend much with Facebook Messenger, as it is intended to be used among Facebook friends only, while the Whatsapp voice call feature would be for the more extensive range of versatile users expecting immediate contact.

Via: HuffingtonPost

Sony Xperia phones are the silent strikers in the Smartphone market for quite a while now, because of the companies less hyped and restrained advertising and marketing campaigns mostly.

Like quite a few high-end android devices Sony Xperia E3 Dual is another tremendous budget 4G Dual SIM Smartphone launched by manufacturer Sony, with the intention to make available a powerful but at the same time offered in economical price tag attached to it.

Sony Xperia E3 Dual

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Design Built Quality:

Sony Xperia E3 seems close enough in design to its families other flagship most recent device Xperia Z3. It comes in the same nylon corners that keep away from harm in case of drop and a scratch-safe screen made with protection glass. Phone is offered in various colors like white, dark, yellow and copper.

Despite the fact that it has the same configuration dialect as Sony’s most flagship cell phones, as you may expect, the Xperia E3 is a little chunkier. It’s an extremely thin phone only 8.5 mm slim. The phone feels pleasant in the hand and gives the impression of being more premium than it costs. It weights 143 g only, which gives a pleasant offset for a Smartphone of this size.

Like the complete E series of Sony Xperia implies no dust- or waterproof feature.

Hardware:

Sony Xperia E3 has a 4.5in display that’s relatively small in comparison to the abundance of phablets being launched by numerous manufacturers offering bigger displays. The resolution is 480 x 854 pixels, providing generous 217ppi pixel density, which is by far less than its rivals including the Moto G.

Device has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 quad-core 1.2GHz processor, the same processor Motorola Moto G is equipped with and the HTC Desire 610 too. It also outfitted with Adreno 305 graphics processor and 1GB RAM.

Also has 4GB of built-in storage, but there is a microSD card slot which can be made use for expending storage up to 32GB.

The most significant aspect of the Xperia E3 is that it’s loaded with 4G LTE. This leverage makes it Sony’s most inexpensive 4G handset.

Furthermore, Xperia E3 has 5Mp and offers HDR option too. It’s competent of recording HD 1080p videos, with front VGA camera.

OS:

As far as the OS of the Xperia E3 Dual is concern it runs Android 4.4 KitKat place on top of Sony’s own custom UI, which is clean & truly smooth mostly. It also contains different Sony apps including the Walkman app, Sony Music Unlimited and Video limitless amid a free 30-day trial.

Verdict:

The Sony Xperia E3 Dual may not comprise the most excellent specs for a phone at this value, but clearly it’s amongst the most stylish budget Smartphone’s available in the market that provides 4G connectivity.

Price: USD $132

Unquestionably, Samsung is the market leader in Android Smartphone manufacturing and leads the market share by a clear margin and also giving tough completion to it arch rival Apple iPhone.

Samsung’s flagship phones such as this newly unveiled Samsung Galaxy S5 Plus that has been surfaced after the biggest launched before iPhone 6 & 6 plus earlier this year known as Samsung Galaxy S5.

Samsung Galaxy S5 Plus

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Samsung Galaxy S5 Plus is another powerful device by Samsung offering some of the most cutting edge features and leverages for its users.

Strong Points:

Samsung’s Galaxy S5 stands out at everything that particularly matters in a flagship mobile device, like outfitted Android 4.4 KitKat OS from the box provides extremely vivid, beautiful Samsung’s trademark Super Amoled 4K supported display along with blazing Snapdragon 805 CPU quad-core processor and an excellent camera experience with 16 MP. Additionally, Samsung’s own costumed touch wiz interface that eventually reduce pre-installed bloatware pay off is also there.

Let Offs:

To be honest, the device does not offer much enormously remarkable as was expected by the users and tech gurus from giant Smartphone manufacturer such as Samsung. Samsung Galaxy S5 Plus offers more or less Galaxy S5 persona and features, as was S5 was a disappointment after powerful Galaxy S4 offered just two major upgrades in the shape of Fingerprint Sensor and Heart-rate Monitor. Forbes has awarded it with the title of World’s fastest Smartphone and it should be titled like this because it deserves this fame.  The fingerprint scanner was also confusing to use as lots of users verdict, and the heart-rate monitor was a niche feature precisely.

Key Specs:

  • 10-inch Full HD Display
  • Snapdragon 805 2.5GHz Processor
  • Built in Storage Capacity 16/32 GB
  • 4k Ultra HD video recording
  • Rear Camera 16-megapixel
  • Front Camera  2-megapixel
  • MicroSD slot
  • Water resistant
  • RAM 2GB
  • Advanced 4G LTE support
  • OS Android 4.4.4
  • Battery capacity 2800mAh

Verdict:

Samsung Galaxy S5 Plus is a powerful flagship device having superior Snapdragon 805 2.5GHz CPU and novel features like S5 is Heart-rate monitor and Fingerprint Sensor. Also its water resistant protection provides cushion of up to 1 meter and 30 minutes water cure.

Furthermore, Galaxy S5 Plus also contains enhanced 4G feat contrast to the original S5 with shore up for ‘LTE Advanced’. This fetches the prospective for 300Mbps downloading speed on the LTE Advanced networks made available by most major mobile carriers around the world. In comparison with S5 only supports 150Mbps downloads. Although, upload speed are unmoved with both devices S5 and S5 Plus offers an utmost of 50Mbps uploading rates.

Price: USD $590