Friday, March 8, 2013

Samsung Galaxy S4 new screenshots surface, confirms 5-inch1080p display and 13MP camera

Even though earlier rumors revealed the specifications of theupcoming Samsung Galaxy S4, new screenshots from the U.S variant of the Samsung Galaxy S4 has confirmed that the phone would indeed come with a 5-inch Full HD (1920×1080 pixels). These also reveal that it would be powered by a 1.8 GHz quad-core processor and come with 4G LTE support. It shows the new home screen with a slightly better Touchwiz UI and the smart screen settings confirms the Smart scroll and Smart pause features. The Internal storage and the RAMare blurred in these screenshots. These doesn’t reveal the CPU andGPU details. It would feature a 13MP camera as you can see from the image, and have Burst Shot and Anti Shake camera features. Other rumored specifications include, 2GB of RAM, 16GB / 32GB / 64GB internal memory and a 2MP front-facing camera. Android version in the source device was4.2.1, but the Galaxy S4 is expected to come with Android 4.2.2 (Jelly Bean) out of the box. Samsung will unveil the Galaxy S4 at the Unpacked 2013 in New York on March 14th, which is justa week away. Source: | Via :

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Facebook brings free VoIP calling to flagship app in update

In an update to Facebook's flagship iOS app rolled out on Friday, the social networking monolith ported over free VoIP calling first seen in the Facebook Messenger app, though initial availability limitedto the U.S. and Canada. First introduced as an update to Messenger for iOS in January, which itself brought recorded voice message capabilities, the VoIP calling feature was limited toa Canadian beta. The service wentlive in the U.S. two weeks later, but remained as a Messenger-only feature. With Friday's update, users who prefer to stick with the flagship Facebook app can now access VoIP calling to friends who have also downloaded the newest software version. Placing calls is identical to the Messenger implementation. iPhone users swipe right on the main Facebook app page to reveal a list of friends with whichthey would like to speak. Navigating to the "i" button found at the top of every chat window now shows a "Free Call" button that will be shown in colorif the friend's device supports thefeature, or grey if it does not. It should be noted that VoIP calling uses data when on a cellular network. Along with the VoIP calling, a few minor changes were made to Facebook's app: *. New button design makes it easy to like, comment and share posts in News Feed *. Improved buttons to like, comment and share posts *. Share button to re-poststories from your NewsFeed now available in all languages *. Call friends for free right from Facebook (US and Canada) The universal Facebook for iOS app can be found on the App Store as a free 22.7MB download.

Facebook Poke App Is Frustrating as Hell

Hands On With Facebook Poke 1. Facebook Poke: Startup Screen Poke, the new iPhone app from Facebook, lets you send short messages, photos and videos to friends that automatically self destruct after a few seconds. If you have the Facebook app on your phone already, logging in is effortless. 2. Instructions These are the scantinstructions you get when you first start using Poke. 3. Poke Recipients You can choose any of your Facebook friends, or multiple friends, to receive a poke. 4. Poke Feed Although there's no record of the pokes themselves on either person's phone, a list of the people you've poked, and gotten pokes from, is always visible. 5. Poke Pic You can add text toimages, letting you easily "meme-ify" apoke. 6. Drawing on Photos Poke lets you drawon photos as well, in multiple colors. 7. Duration The sender determines the lifetime of a poke, from a single second all the way up to 10. Once the recipient clicks, the countdown begins,and there's no going back. 8. Notifications Facebook users willonly be informed of pokes in the Facebook mobile app — it won't appear on the web version. Users can only view pokes in the Poke app, so your Android friends are out of luck, for now. 9. Countdown When you start viewing a poke, you need to hold your finger on the screen. A countdown appears letting youknow how much time you have left. 10. Screencap Alert If a recipient of your poke makes a screencap of it, the app will let you know via a"flash" icon. I was never a big poker on Facebook . When I joined the social networkin 2007, giving someonea "poke" was still pretty common. It was a connection that stopped short of an actual friend request, a way to test thewaters of a reconnectionwith, say, an ex. The new app, Facebook Poke (as it's listed in the App Store ), doesn't have much in common with poking of old. It's essentially a clone of other texting apps where all the messages have a built-in self-destruct. It's ideal forclandestine activities, shall we say. Here's how it works: Let's say you have a sudden urge to send oneof your Facebook friendsa photo of a, er, cucumber. But you don't want to just send them a cucumber pic that they could post and re-share to the world. Poke lets you send the pic, but the recipient will only have 1, 3, 5 or 10 seconds to view your majestic vegetable. And they needto press and hold the screen while viewing, or the pic goes away. You can send photos, videos or text messages via Poke, although you can't use it for anything too elaborate since the message content lasts 10seconds maximum. After that, boom. The message,whatever it was, is gone forever. There isn't even a record on the sender's phone (although a log of who you've poked and who's poked you still remains).