Apple may need Samsung to make enough chips for iPhone 6

Apple may have to rely on arch-rival Samsung for a hefty percentage of processors to power the next iPhone.

Samsung has been Apple’s go-to manufacturer for the past several chip generations, most recently producing the A5, the A6, and this year’s A7. Apple has sought to reduce that dependence by reportedly cutting a deal with Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) to take on production of future A series processors. But Samsung is far from out of the picture, according to a story from The Korea Economic Daily.. Click here to See More

Is adapting Cloud Computing really advantageous to your Business?

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Industry experts firmly believe that the
upward trend in cloud computing is here
to stay and this new technology will continue
to develop further in the next few years.
According to Gartner the C

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Year 2013 Apps for Photography!

There are some very good apps available in the market to enable amazing photography and the effects that make it look even better.

Camera+

Camera+ would be something that general iPhone and iPad users use who want to utilize the app to bring out effects and zooming so that all you need to do is simply click away but add all types of effect after the picture is taken.

Instagram

And then there is Instagram in the market that everyone knows because of how popular it has become on social networking platforms. This smartphone photography app gives you the option of using 16 different filters, uploading and sharing on the social media and also saving on the camera roll. This definitely swept away the market and has gained the fame name to itself in a short time.

Autostitch

Autostitch is amazing if you want to make panoramic shots of all occasions that you have visited. It automatically recognizes the elements in the image and makes it easy to shoot a 360 degree environment with the same time that it takes to shoot all photos.

iDarkroom

iDarkroom is the best for getting vintage and darkroom effect photographs with tons of options as to lighting, shading and different colored filters. This definitely an app that you would want to share on the social media with your friends.

Diptic

Diptic enables that you can place your picture in a format, layer or grid. It allows you to play around with many images and let you give contrasting effects so that they can appear in a definite sequence like the before and after effect.

The Photographer’s Ephemeris

Photographer’s Ephemeris is the app that you are looking for if you are planning for an outdoor shoot. It amazingly allows you to use mapping tools so that you can take picture from the right angle in the range of light. It does this by finding out where you are standing at what point on the globe in what time and from where the light coming.

Snapseed

Snapseed is yet another smart app that allows you to manipulate the transparency of the textures that are captured in the image. It allows you to apply more than one filter and bring variations in different styles that allows you to get a more confident grip on how the photographs are appearing and thereby improvising on the scaling and the lighting of the images and allowing you to experiment until the correct effect.

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The 12 Best Android Tablet Apps

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iPads get all the press, but Android tablets are coming on strong. Here are 12 cool apps that show off Android’s capabilities, entertain you, and help you be more productive.

Techno Geek silhoutte‘s insight:

When we talk about mobile and mobile apps, we often lump tablets and smartphones in together. But while they both use apps from the same store, tablets often fill a different niche than smartphones, and great apps for phones aren’t always great apps for tablets.

I used a Nexus 7 tablet for my Android tablet testing (including most of the apps listed here), and I’m often disappointed when a developer doesn’t include at least a modified layout for when their app is used on a tablet. Not only does it just not feel special, it ignores that tablets serve a different purpose than phones.

Think about it: your phone is on your person all the time; it’s there for fast responses and notifications. It’s there to keep you connected to a fast moving world, and to waste small chunks of time. The apps for smartphones that do well don’t overstay their welcome, and make the most of smaller screens.

Tablets on the other hand aren’t always within reach—yours might be in your bag, or on your nightstand. They aren’t as portable, but they make up for it with spacious screens and (sometimes) faster processors. These are the devices that are made to connect us to visual media—eBooks, articles, and images. These are also devices we’re expected to spend more time with, not just quick breaks or subway commutes.

What’s more, developers don’t always have tablets in mind when they create their applications, and sometimes the feel of an app can get lost in translation. Developers have to make certain assumptions about screen size and hand position when they create their apps; assumptions that might not prove accurate on a tablet.

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Android 4.3 available for Nexus 4, Nexus 7, GALAXY Nexus and Nexus 10

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The Android 4.3 update is now available for the Nexus 4, Nexus 7, Nexus 10 and GALAXY Nexus, also the Android 4.3 Factory Image Download is available

Techno Geek silhoutte‘s insight:

Gestern Abend wurde ja nun endlich offiziell Android 4.3 vorgestellt. Das Warten hat nun ein Ende. Und man muss sagen, Google hat sich mal wieder richtig beeilt. Denn ab sofort steht Android 4.3 als Update für das Nexus 4, das Nexus 7, das Nexus 10 und auch das GALAXY Nexus bereit. Dieses mal ging es wirklich schnell, denn normalerweise lassen sich die Kalifornier damit immer bis zu einer Woche Zeit. Damit dürfte dann bald auch die User in Deutschland Android 4.3 auf ihrem Nexus vorfinden.

Bei Android 4.3 wurde unter vor allem unter der Haube ordentlich geschraubt. Denn die Nexus Devices sollen unter Android 4.3 noch einmal deutlich schneller sein. Und vor allem die doch oft kritisierte Akkulaufzeit unter Android 4.2 wurde wohl deutlich verbessert. Aber um das genau festzustellen, benötigt es noch ausgiebiger Tests von Android 4.3 auf den verschiedenen Geräten. Diese werden aber in den nächsten Tagen folgen.

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Nokia Lumia 625 is official, comes with a 4.7-inch display

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Just like Nokia promised, something big has arrived and most of us knew about it.

Techno Geek silhoutte‘s insight:

Nokia Lumia 625 features a 4.7-inch WVGA display with scratch resistant Gorilla Glass 2. It packs a resolution of 480×800 pixels at a pixel density of 201ppi. The display allows sunlight readability, high brightness mode. It has colour enhancement plus, the all important super sensitive touch (can be operated with nails and while wearing gloves). The phone is powered by a 1.2GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor with 512MB RAM. For storage, it provides 8GB of internal memory, which can be expanded externally up to 64GB via microSD card slot. It runs Windows Phone 8 operating system.

The rear gets a 5MP autofocus (with two-stage capture key) camera with LED flash. The camera should work more than fine for the photographer inside you, thanks to the Nokia Smart camera and Cinemagraph. It can record 1080p videos at 30 frames per second. The front houses a VGA camera.

Although, it is good to watch Nokia coming up with big displays for non flagship devices, the 4.7-inch display would have been fantastic for Nokia Lumia 1020. The Windows Phone GDR 3 update should allow manufacturers to bring even bigger displays, the 5-inch phablet types with Full HD resolutions and quad-core processors. So, yay!

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iPhone 5S: New leaked photos, purported full specs point to biggest ‘S’ upgrade ever

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As Apple’s next-generation iPhone 5S enters mass production, we’re seeing all of the puzzle pieces fall into place. Photos are leaking, new details are trickling out, and rumors of production issues and possible delays are spreading like wildfire, just like they do every year. Now, a new report from Weibo user and claimed insider C Technology may reveal full specs for the iPhone 5S alongside new images of the device’s case assembly seemingly taken inside Foxconn’s factory.

 

Techno Geek silhoutte‘s insight:

Where specs are concerned, the upcoming new flagship iPhone will be the biggest hardware upgrade ever for an “S” device if the report’s claims pan out. Highlights include a 4-inch IGZO display with the same Retina resolution as the iPhone 5, an A6 processor clocked a bit faster than the current model, quad-core SGX 554MP4 graphics, 2GB of RAM and an upgraded LTE radio.

Where new hardware is concerned, the report claims Apple’s iPhone 5S will include an upgraded 12-megapixel camera, a dual-LED flash, NFC and a fingerprint scanner. Skeptics dismissed early rumors suggesting a fingerprint scanner would be included in the new iPhone, however numerous subsequent reports including one from Reuters suggest Apple will finally make use of its AuthenTec acquisition in the iPhone 5S.

The new hardware upgrades in Apple’s iPhone 5S are unconfirmed for the time being, of course, but an earlier exclusive report from BGR revealing a complete internal overhaul suggested Apple was indeed making room for new components in its next-generation flagship iPhone.

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