Sunday, May 31, 2015

Is August 31 Windows 10 release date? Windows 10 OEM Prices spotted.


NewEgg online retailer has spotted on their site the Windows 10 Home OEM and Professional OEM versions with prices as well as the release date as August 31 and is taking pre-orders HERE

Windows 10 Professional OEM goes for $149.99 while Windows 10 Home OEM will cost $109.99

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Jony Ive Apple`s Chief Design Officer in 60 seconds video.





Apple`s Chief Design Officer, Jony Ive, was born in Chingford, on the border between London and Essex, in February 1967.
He went to the same school as David Beckham, before going on to Newcastle Polytechnic, where he studied industrial design.
After graduation, he worked for a design start-up in London and began consulting for one of his clients – Apple.
In 1992, he became a full-time member of staff at Apple and moved to the US.
"I remember the first time I saw an Apple product," he recalled in a 2008 interview. "I remember it so clearly because it was the first time I realised that when I saw this product, I got a very clear sense of the people that designed it and made it. 
"A big definition of who you are as a designer is the way that you look at the world, and I guess that one of the sort of curses of what you do is that you're constantly looking at something and thinking, 'why is it like that and not like this?"
Ive has led Apple's design team since 1996 and has been a key player in the development of the company's most iconic products, from iMacs to iPhones, iPads to the Apple Watch.
He was very close to his late boss Steve Jobs, describing him as his "best and most loyal friend".
The current Apple CEO, Tim Cook, believes that Ive is "one of the most talented and accomplished designers of his generation," and his new role is expected to involve designing Apple's stores as well as its products.

Lenovo targets new Motorola phones and smartwatches for this summer.


According to the company`s CEO Yang Yuanqing, Lenovo will announce some Moto branded smartphones and smartwatches this summer:

“We have many new models in development with the Moto brands,” he said, “so you may see in summer us launching some very exciting products, including phones and watches.”

Lenovo will continue using the Motorola brand alongside with the Lenovo brand in Western countries and as Lenovo in Asia. In some markets like India and China they will sell the two mobile brands devices.

"Moto and Lenovo have different brand positions, so we try to leverage these two brands to maximise our marketshare in a particular market,” said Liu Jun, president of Lenovo's mobile business group.
“Our global strategy is a two-brand strategy, which means if there is a market demand, we would like to bring both brands in that market. In South East Asia, for example, we will probably bring the Motorola brand to a few countries.”

Lenovo with Motorola mobile sales is now in the 3rd position of the global market smartphones sales for the 1Q 2015.

Lenovo acquired Motorola from Google in October 2014. 

 telegraphUK




Thursday, May 28, 2015

Apple starts sending press invitation for June 8th WWDC 2015. Updates event app support for Apple Watch.


Apple starts sending press invitation for the WWDC 2015. Updates event app support  for Apple Watch.

With just over a week and a half to start the Keynote developer conference where Apple unravel an event eminently focused on software. The press, usually flock to this Keynote start receiving invitations to attend.

We have an event that is charged of  noveltie,s are expected, as the leaks that are taking the matter in recent weeks speak of two new streaming services. One musical, which would justify buying Beats by Apple and other television news that would give a new nut turns to the Apple TV.

Apple could offer on-demand content including local TV without needing a cable connection. We also will have previews of what will be iOS 9 and OS X 10.11 All rumors suggest that are mainly focus on improving the stability and performance, something that "old" Macs users will appreciate more .

Meanwhile, the implementation of the WWDC has been updated with support for Apple Watch. 

Apple today updated its its WWDC app ahead of its 2015 Worldwide Developers Conference, adding support for the Apple Watch .According to the app's release notes, with the new Apple Watch portion of the app, users can add sessions to Calendar, listen to audio, and give feedback on session videos right from their wrists. 
A new set-top box with support for Siri and a full App Store is also expected to make an appearance at WWDC, as is additional detail on Apple's HomeKit initiative. 

The keynote event for the conference will take place on Monday, June 8 from 10 a.m. Pacific Time to 12 p.m. Pacific Time.  



Google`s I/O 2015 Agenda. What to expect?


The Google`s I/O 2015 event is about to begin today May 28, 2015 and as before years we are expecting the presentation of what is going to be the next Android OS called M (Marshmallow). Are saying it will be also focused on profesional enterprise besides just for the personal use.

It is expected to announce a new milestone, the Android OS use in more than 1,300 million units

Maybe some novelties about the mobile payment, battery life increased could be announced.

Google wants to conquer the home. It will do so with two tools: a proposal for Android applications for home appliances that connect to each other, which in the industry is called the Internet of Things, and other content as childish.

In hardware are expected a new version of Goolge Glass ,new kind of smartwatches and the benefits of the new version of Android Wear on them and perhaps some  news of the mobiles modular Project Ara that will be announced in Puerto Rico.


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Tuesday, May 26, 2015

SONY introduces the Z3+ Xperia smartphone with 5.2 " display,3GB RAM, 32GB, 20.7 MP camera, LTE Cat 6, Quick Charge 2.0, SnapDragon 810 64 bits cpu and ....




London, 26th May 2015 – Sony Mobile Communications (“Sony Mobile”) today introduces a premium addition to the Xperia™ Z3 series flagship smartphones with Xperia Z3+, a slim, sleek and stylish high-performing premium smartphone.
Xperia Z3+ helps you get the best pictures with Sony’s superior camera technology that is now packed into both the main and front cameras. Impressive smartphone battery stamina and performance keeps you connected faster and longer, whether for work or play. And Sony’s unique signature waterproof1 design ensures you can do it, whatever the weather.

Beautiful design, better than ever

Slimmer (6.9mm), lighter (144g) and expertly crafted, Xperia Z3+ continues the Sony design story with discreet, but impressive improvements. Not only is it waterproof and dust-tight (IP65/68) ideal for use in all situations, as a further design refinement Z3+ features a capless USB port making it easier and more convenient to charge your phone. In addition the magnetic charging pin has been removed, resulting in an overall more seamless and minimalist design. With a shiny finish on the metal frames, tempered glass and rounded edges, Xperia Z3+ is beautiful to look at from any angle and comfortable to hold.
Z3+ comes available in a choice of four sophisticated colour options to meet your individual taste and style – classic Black and White are joined by a new interpretation of Copper and Aqua Green.

Great pictures anywhere

Z3+ continues to offer the best of Sony’s Cyber-shot & Handycam technologies, to ensure a superior camera performance, and extends the camera evolution not just to the main camera, but the front camera too. Now you can enjoy superior photos, even in low light, with both the front and rear camera. From sceneries to selfies, capture the best shots in any light.
The main camera features the 20.7MP camera with Exmor RS™ for mobile image sensor, BIONZ™ for mobile processing engine, and a 25mm wide-angle G lens. Create the best shots first time, every time with improved Superior Auto – it automatically optimises settings to give you the best possible picture and can recognize up to 52 different scenes. 
And with new Gourmet mode, even your food pictures will be looking their very best. Add some fun and creativity to your photos with the latest Xperia camera apps including Style portrait and AR mask. Capture impressive detail even in low light conditions, thanks to the ISO12800 sensitivity and large 1/ 2.3 image sensor. Get great shots even when there is strong backlight, with HDR for photos and videos. Preserve and enjoy your precious moments in high quality with 4K video recording and output.
The new 5MP front camera with Exmor R™ for mobile image sensor means you can now get better selfies in any light. And the 25mm wide-angle lens is perfect for group selfies. Superior Auto analyses the photographic environment and automatically adjusts settings to make you look great every time. Full HD 1080p is ideal for video chat and when you are shooting selfie videos, SteadyShot™ with Intelligent Active Mode estimates movements to produce smoother videos.

Powerful performance and up to two-day battery life

Xperia Z3+ comes packed with the ultra fast Snapdragon 810 octa-core 64 bit processor2 that lets you browse faster than ever and get the optimal graphics experience. Whether you’re multi-tasking over Wi-Fi or the latest 4G network, Xperia Z3+ delivers the speed you need. LTE Cat 6 and Wi-Fi MIMO support enable faster connection speeds for a rich, connected experience with up to 300 Mbps LTE data download speeds on the move (actual speed may differ according to operator networks) 3Download email with attachments in seconds and enjoy video streaming with no delays or unwanted buffering.
Powerful smartphone features demand smart power management. Xperia Z3+ is equipped to let you enjoy whatever you like doing for as long as you want. Sony’s incredible up to two-day battery stamina and innovative power-saving technology combine to give you superior long-lasting battery performance. And now you can get one day usage with just 45 minutes of charging when using a Qualcomm® Quick Charge™ 2.0 certified charger, such as the UCH10(Single SIM variant only).

Keeping you entertained

Xperia Z3+ features an ultra-bright 5.2” Full HD smart adaptive display that provides increased brightness and contrast, without losing stamina. Sony’s TRILUMINOS™ Display for mobile with Live Colour LED and X-Reality for mobile ensure sharper and more vivid colours. Intuitive contrast enhancement delivers the most optimized viewing experience, even in bright sunlight.
Sony’s rich expertise in audio technologies lets you enjoy sound in incredible detail and clarity. High-Res Audio reproduces high frequency sound for a studio quality experience. DSEE HXTMupscales the audio fidelity of your existing MP3 or AAC tracks to near High-Res Audio quality. And for high quality wireless music listening, Sony’s new LDACTM codec transmits data three times more efficiently than legacy codec over Bluetooth.
For those times when you need to block out background noise, Xperia Z3+ supports digital noise cancelling and pairs with the MDR-NC31EM headset, reducing ambient noise by up to 98%. And now you can enjoy optimal audio settings when connecting any headphones, as Z3+ senses both the type and style of headset and automatically adjusts the audio settings accordingly for best sound experience.
Keep playing your favourite PlayStation®4 (PS4™) games wherever you are in the home with PS4 Remote Play2. Simply connect your Xperia Z3+ to your PS4 via home Wi-Fi and use the DUALSHOCK®4 Wireless Controller to ensure you never miss a minute of the action – whatever room you are in.
And to ensure you continue to enjoy the best experiences that Sony has to offer, all Xperia Z3+ users will benefit from access to Xperia Lounge Gold – delivering the world of Sony entertainment at your fingertips. Get access to exclusive competitions and offers; be among the first to try out new apps; and enjoy the latest movies, TV episodes and music included with your device.

Availability and specifications

Z3+ colour range embedXperia Z3+ will launch globally from June 2015 in both Single SIM and Dual SIM3 variants




Smartwatch married to smartphone or a really stand-alone smartwatch?

(This article is for you and smartwatches manufacturers)

How many smartwatches in the market we have until now? Can you remember the names and models of every manufacturer?

Pebble with 2 classic versions, SONY with 3 versions , SAMSUNG has 5 versions, LG has 4 versions, APPLE has 3 model versions, MOTO 360 just one and so many more and  knock-offs versions that you can find some  on Amazon store.

Only Samsung has made the first Tizen stand-alone smartwatch until now. (but with no video capture feature)Samsung

My point is:  a real SMARTWATCH has to work exactly like an smartphone but on a reduced size screen. It means it has to operate WiFi, take videos, pictures, watch Youtube videos all the possible and most important apps you have on your smartphone, but  by its own. That is what SMARTWATCH means. So why keeping it tied to your smartphone to work, that is a joke and I don`t think in time is a real business.

What , are you afraid to get reduced sales of your smartphones? Well  it could happen. Maybe the real SMARTWATCH deal will substitute some of  those smartphones sales instead.

Maybe you as a manufacturer is the time to make a decision. Keep making REAL STAND-ALONE SMARTWATCHES or  If NOT, just abandon the idea of it and keep making smartphones only.

Don`t waste your time and money. There are so many people out there that will not buy married SMARTWATCHES at all.


Would you?



Monday, May 25, 2015

Samsung Galaxy S6 edge Iron Man Limited Edition - Official Unboxing.- Video.





Introducing the Galaxy S6 edge Iron Man Limited Edition, available exclusively in Iron Man red and gold.

Along with all of your favorite features and included accessories, the Galaxy S6 edge Iron Man Limited Edition comes pre-installed with a custom Avengers theme, matching wireless charging pad and a Clear Cover, all packaged within a limited edition Avengers box.

For more information, visit http://www.samsung.com/Galaxy

*The Galaxy S6 edge Iron Man Limited Edition will be available in select countries.


Always-on and Wi-Fi with the latest Android Wear update


A new update to Android Wear is rolling out with lots of new features like always-on apps, Wi-Fi connectivity, media browsing, emoji input, and more. Let’s discuss some of the great new capabilities that are available in this release.

Always-on apps

Above all, a watch should make it easy to tell the time. That's why most Android Wear watches have always-on displays, so you can see the time without having to shake your wrist or lift your arm to wake up the display. In this release, we're making it possible for apps to be always-on as well.

With always-on functionality, your app can display dynamic data on the device, even when the app is in ambient mode. This is useful if your app displays information that is continuously updated. For example, running apps like Endomondo, MapMyRun, and Runtastic use the always-on screen to let you keep track of how long and far you’ve been running. Zillow keeps you posted about the median price of homes nearby when you’re house-hunting.

Always-on functionality is also useful for apps that may not update data very frequently, but present information that’s useful for reference over a longer period of time. For example, Bring! lets you keep your shopping list right on your wrist, and Golfshot gives you accurate distances from tee to pin. If you’re at the airport and making your way to your gate, American Airlines, Delta, and KLM let you keep all of your flight info a glance away on your watch.

Note: the above apps will not display always-on functionality on your watch until you receive the update for the latest version of Android Wear.

Always-on functionality works similar to watch faces, in that the power usage of the display and processor is kept to a minimum by reducing the colors and refresh rate of the display. To implement an always-on Activity, you need to make a few small changes to your app's AndroidManifest.xml, your app’s build.gradle, and the Activity to declare that it supports ambient mode. A code sample and documentation are available to show you how it works. Be sure to tune in to the livestream at Google I/O next week for Android Wear: Your app and the always-on screen.



Wi-Fi connectivity and cloud sync

Many existing Android Wear devices already contain hardware support for Wi-Fi, and this release enables software support for Wi-Fi. The saved Wi-Fi networks on your phone are copied to your watch during setup, and your watch automatically connects to those Wi-Fi networks when it loses Bluetooth connection to your phone. Your watch can then connect to your phone over the Internet, even if they’re not on the same Wi-Fi network.

You should continue to use the Data Layer API for all communications between the watch and phone. By using this standard API, your app will always work, no matter what kind of connectivity the user’s wearable supports. Cloud sync also introduces a new virtual node in the Data Layer called the cloud node, which may be returned in calls to getConnectedNodes(). Learn more in the Multi-wearable support section below.

Multi-wearable support

The release of Google Play services 7.3 now allows support for multiple wearable devices to be paired simultaneously to a single phone or tablet, so you can have a wearable for fitness, and another for dressing up. 

While DataItems will continue to work in the same way, since they are synchronized to all devices, working with the MessageApi is a little different. When you update your build.gradle to use version 7.3 or higher, getConnectedNodes() from the NodeApi will usually return multiple nodes. There is an extra virtual node added to represent the cloud node used to communicate over Wi-Fi, so all developers need to deal with this situation in their code.

To help simplify finding the right node among many devices, we have added a CapabilityApi, allowing your nodes to announce features they provide, for example downloading images or music. 

You can also now use the ChannelApi to open up a connection to a specific device to transfer large resources such as images or audio streams, without having to send them to all devices like you would when embedding assets into data items. We have updated our Android Wear samples anddocumentation to show the best practices in implementing this.

MediaBrowser support

The Android 5.0 release added the ability for apps to browse the media content of another app, via the android.media.browseAPI. 

With the latest Android Wear update, if your media playback app supports this API, then you will be able to browse to find the next song directly from your watch. This is the same browse capability used in Android Auto

You implement the API once, and it will work across a variety of platforms. To do so, you just need to allow Android Wear to browse your app in the onGetRoot() method validator. You can also add custom actions to the MediaSession that will appear as controls on the watch. We have a Universal Media Player sample that shows you how to implement this functionality.

Updates to existing devices.


The latest version of Android Wear will roll out via an over-the-air (OTA) update to all Android Wear watches over the coming weeks. 

For apps developers:

To take advantage of these new features, you will need to use targetSdkVersion 22 and add the necessarydependencies for always-on support. We have also expanded the collection of emulators available via the SDK Manager, to simulate the experience on all the currently available devices, resolutions, and shapes, including insets like the Moto 360.

In this update, we have also disabled support for apps that use the unofficial, activity-based approach for displaying watch faces, as announced in December. These watch faces will no longer work and should be updated to use the new watch face API.

Since the launch of Android Wear last summer, Android Wear has grown into a platform that gives users many possibilities to personalize their watches, with a variety of shapes and styles, a range of watch bands, and thousands of apps and watch faces. Features such as always-on apps and Wi-Fi allow developers even more flexibility to give users amazing experiences with Android Wear.

Some of the following watches that will be able to take advantage of the new features:
  • LG Watch Urbane
  • Moto 360
  • Sony Smartwatch 3
  • Samsung Gear Live
  • and many more.
  • android developers


From July 1st Jony Ive is the new Apple`s CDO with more responsibilities.



Alan Dye, Jony Ive, and Richard Howarth.


Jony Ive will be promoted from senior vice president of design to the newly created position of chief design officer (CDO) as CEO Tim Cook said in a memo to the staff:

"Team,
I have exciting news to share with you today. I am happy to announce that Jony Ive is being promoted to the newly created position of Chief Design Officer at Apple.

Jony is one of the most talented and accomplished designers of his generation, with an astonishing 5000 design and utility patents to his name. His new role is a reflection of the scope of work he has been doing at Apple for some time.

Jony’s design responsibilities have expanded from hardware and, more recently, software UI to the look and feel of Apple retail stores, our new campus in Cupertino, product packaging and many other parts of our company.

Design is one of the most important ways we communicate with our customers, and our reputation for world-class design differentiates Apple from every other company in the world. As Chief Design Officer, Jony will remain responsible for all of our design, focusing entirely on current design projects, new ideas and future initiatives. On July 1, he will hand off his day-to-day managerial responsibilities of ID and UI to Richard Howarth, our new vice president of Industrial Design, and Alan Dye, our new vice president of User Interface Design.

Richard, Alan and Jony have been working together as colleagues and friends for many years. Richard has been a member of the Design team for two decades, and in that time he has been a key contributor to the design of each generation of iPhone, Mac, and practically every other Apple product. Alan started at Apple nine years ago on the Marcom team, and helped Jony build the UI team which collaborated with ID, Software Engineering and countless other groups on groundbreaking projects like iOS 7, iOS 8 and Apple Watch.

Please join me in congratulating these three exceptionally talented designers on their new roles at Apple.

Tim"


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