Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Your Touchscreen Smartphone Could Diagnose Illness

Mobile technology is expanding at very accelerated pace and it has reached at an unimagined stage. Now, your touchscreen smartphone could diagnose illness by analyzing biological smears. Researchers at Korea Advanced Institute for Science and Technology revealed the potential of doing lab work on touchscreen of mobile phones. The lab-on-a-chip model has been highly praised as the future of simplified diagnostic medicine to collect sample of saliva, blood, or urine on a small chip that traps disease biomarkers, and send it off to a lab for analysis and diagnosis. And that chip can be the chip of your smartphone.

Capacitance (the ability of a capacitor to store energy in an electric field) property of touchscreen phone enables it to sense fingertips to investigate much smaller things, like DNA or pathogens. One of the researcher said “ability to detect small changes of capacitance could allow us to place a sample directly on our smartphone screens and analyze it for pathogens or disease markers”.

However, there are technological hurdles as well. Touchscreen devices contain software that cuts down on false capacitance signals imparted by things like sweat or ambient moisture. Such properties would need to be modified so that a diagnostic app could turn it off. Still, the idea of diagnosing flu or a range of other common ailments right on your smartphone is pretty far out.

Top 5 Android apps to download Bollywood music for free

We all love listening music from or smartphones and if you have an Android based phone, you must be trying apps to download your favorite music from the Android Market. There are millions of applications in the Android application store. You can easily find free application in Android Market, from where you can download your favorite Bollywood music free of cost. I have tried few free apps to download music. I am happy to inform you about top apps that can help you download Bollywood songs free of cost. 

Bollywood Hindi song let you find latest tip Bollywoof songs. You can search song alphabetically using the application. You can also download interesting vides of songs with the apps. The app also keep you updated with the latest Bollywood news and gossip. 

MP3 Music Download – You can download housands free songs from here. With MP3 Music Download, you can even read the lyric while listening! This Android app let you download 3 songs at the same time. The app is really very cool. It lets you cut the songs you downloaded and set them as ringtones.

MP3 MusicBox Pro (V3) is another Android app to search and download any MP3 music & lyric for free. There are millions of songs in the database. The application is available for trail for a period of seven days. 

Other popular apps for downloading music are Music Download Paradise and Mp3 Download Super. You can find thousands of such apps in Android Market and the many apps are being developed and added by the developers in the Android Market.

Sunday, 27 November 2011

Input in Your Style

There are several methods for entering data and typing text into mobile phones. We have moved from normal T9 keyboard entry to voice input methods in small span of times. Perhaps, Samsung was the first mobile manufacturer to introduce voice recognition concept for mobile phone in 2005. Samsung SGH-E620 (for European market) was the first phone, which can make calls using one's voice via a Bluetooth headset. Later, in 2010, Google added voice recognition on Android phones. And now along comes Siri.

Let us know go through most common methods data input in mobile phones:

T9 stands for text on 9 keys. This is the conventional mobile keyboard, where the alphabets are printed under the keys. A three (for 2 to 6 & 8) and four (7 to 9) letter sequence is printed in each key – ABC under 2, DEF under 3, GHI under 4, JKL under 5, MNO under 6, TUV under 8, PQRS under 7, and WXYZ under 9. Punctuations are printed under 1 and some other special symbols under * and #. You need to press the key multiple times to get result in sequence the letters and symbols are printed under the keys.

Suppose you want to write the word “THE, you need to press 8 one time, 4 two times, and 3 two times.

Predictive text:
Predictive text technology is an input technology where one key or button represents many letters. It allows words to be entered by a single key press for each letter. It combines the groups of letters on each phone key with a fast-access dictionary of words. It looks up in the dictionary for all words corresponding to the sequence of key presses and orders them by frequency of use. The dictionary can be expanded by adding missing words. Suppose you want to enter word “THE”, you just need to press key 8, key 4, and key 3 once.
Predictive text input can be used on other keyboards as well. Related words from dictionary will be displayed as you type.

QWERTY keyboard for phones refers to arrangement of keys as on standard computer keyboard or typewriter. The name is derived from the first six letters arranged on the keyboard. There is dedicated key for each letters. There are separate numeric keys.

It is a combination of an alpha-numeric keypad and a QWERTY keypad. Half QWERTY is designed especially for mobile phones. In this, two letters share the same key. Q' and 'W' will share the same key. Users need to press the key once to type 'Q' and twice to type 'W'. BlackBerry Pearl 3G features a half QWERTY keyboard.
Touchscreen QWERTY keyboard:

It is a QWERTY keyboard layout that appears on-screen to type or enter data. Other functionalities are same as ordinary keyboard.
Touchscreen T9 keyboard

An on-screen T9keyboard layout appears on-screen to type or enter data. It can be ordinary T9 keyboard or predictive text T9 keyboard.        

Voice input:
Voice command software in phones, allows users to operate through voice. One can dial a number, type text, play music, surf web, and more by giving vocal command to phones. Siri, Vlingo, and Voice2Go are popular voice recognition software.

Thursday, 24 November 2011

A new player in tablet world - Dell Latitude ST tablet

After Dell Streak and Dell Streak 7”, Dell has unveiled its Dell Latitude ST tablet to stay in the tablet PC race. Right now it is difficult to predict the winner in the tablet PC race as there are many competitors. But it is for sure that Apple is leading the race with its iPad 2. However, Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1 and BlackBerry Playbook have also acquired good market share in the tablet world. Motorola Xoom, HTC Flyer, and Spice Tab Mi-720 are also playing big. 

New Dell Latitude ST tablet falls in the Latitude series. Dell Latitude ST tablet features 10.1” multi-touch display along with Intel Atom Z760 1.5 GHz processor and 2GB RAM. The device runs on Microsoft Windows 7 and promise a 6 hours of battery life. Weighing only 816gm, it is easy to carry Dell Latitude ST tablet wherever you go. 

The Dell has price it for Rs 36,000

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

5MP camera phones under Rs 5K

Yes, you can get a phone with 5 megapixels under Rs. 5000. To satiate people who cannot expend much on phones, Spice and Nokia have launched phones with 5MP camera with advanced features at very reasonable price.

Spice M-7070
Spice M-7070 has 5MP camera with dual-LED flash. It is a dual-SIM phone (GSM+GSM).
Let’s now focus on the camera specifications of Spice M-7070:
  • Autofocus
  • Image stabilization
  • Digital zoom
  • Video recording @30fps
  • Face detection
  • Night vision
  • Brightness level adjustment
  • Multi shot
  • 8x Optical zoom
  • 5 image capture modes
Its price is Rs 3950

Nokia X2
Nokia X2 comes with 5MP camera and LED flash.
Camera features of Nokia X2:
  • 4x digital zoom
  • White balance modes
  • Self-timer
  • QVGA video recording @20fps
  • Full focus
Its price is Rs 4543

Spice M-7070: A dual SIM phone with 5MP camera & dual LED Flash

Spice has launched a dual-SIM (GSM+GSM) phone with 5MP camera and dual LED Flash - M-7070. The price of the phone is very reasonable. The phone is featured with dedicated camera and volume keys. It offers very good connectivity with GPRS, Bluetooth, and USB. 

Hightlights of the phone:
2.4 inch TFT LCD display
5MP camera, dual-LED flash, 8x zoom, video recording @30fps, autofocus, face detection
16GB expandable memory
Java enabled
Preloaded games, motion games

Spice M-7070 is available for Rs.3950 at Saholic
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Sunday, 13 November 2011

Phone or Tablet- It’s a Galaxy Note!

Before discussing about the new Samsung Galaxy Note, let us know what “Note” is?
 A Note is a new type of smartphone, which is both a phone and tablet. The note is the result of insight and innovation. The desire of people for a device featuring computer like specifications with voice calling feature insisted Samsung to launch Samsung Galaxy Note – 5.3” screen and voice calling feature. Galaxy note is the ultimate on-the-go device. It consolidates the features of tablet and mobile phone in one pack. Tough, Dell’s Streak is already in the market; it has not a big successful device. But Galaxy Note is expecting to create buzz and hold the smartphone market.

Samsung Galaxy Note is truly smart. It empowers you with everything that you ever desire from your handheld device.

What is special about the Galaxy Note?
5.3” large and immersive HD Super AMOLED display- the size of the device is standard, which makes it more portable as compared to tablets
Powerful performance with 1.4 GHz dual core processor
2500 mAh battery for prolong use
Android OS, v2.3 (Gingerbread)

Specifications of Samsung Galaxy Note:
5.3” HD Super AMOLED display
1.4GHz dual core processor
Android OS, v2.3 (Gingerbread)
Bluetooth technology v 3.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct
8MP camera, LED Flash, 1080p Full HD video recording & playback, 2MP front camera, Adobe Flash 10.1 support
SoundAlive technology
16GB Internal memory, expandable up to 32GB, 1 GB RAM
A-GPS, Google Latitude, Glonass  
Social Hub, Readers Hub, Music Hub
Samsung Touchwiz, Samsung Live Panel UX

Samsung Galaxy Note’ killing look!

The 9.65mm thick Galaxy Note is ahead in the Zero Size figure race. This pocket friendly device is in the wish list of every geek. It seems that the device has extensively participated in body building activities. Its toned build quality makes it appear very graceful. It looks fantastically vibrant and sharp. To add to the look, the device is powered with HD Super AMOLED display making everything looks great on the device.

The deivice is available at Saholic.Com.

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Facebook is on the up and up

Competing with hundreds of social networking sites, Facebook is standing ahead with more than 800 million active users. It is one of the major players in the social networking world. Launched in February 2004, Facebook, Inc. is on the up and up with its power to make the world open and transparent. It is interesting to notice that it is widely accessed social networking website through mobile devices. Mobile version of Facebook lets the users stay conncted anywhere anytime.

It is a great platform to notice what your near and dear ones are doing. It is a social utility site that lets people connect with friends, family, business associates and other interest groups.

Interesting areas on Facebook:
Update status: You can share what you are thing and get interesting comments. 
Add photo/video: Add photos and video you love to share with your friend.
Ask question: If you are confused, you can ask question and make a decision.
News feeds: You can easily check what your friends are doing on Facebook. All updates including status, photo/video updates, and question will get reflected on your wall.
Messages: Send private message to your dear friend if he/she is not online
Events: Make event and invite your friend for party, get together, or meeting.
Games: Play games. There are thousands of interesting games on Facebook.
Groups: Make a group and people of similar interest. You can share and seek interesting and intellectual facts.
Text chat/video chat: Missing your friend, start text or video chat if he/she is online. Your chat can be totally personal. You can also enjoy group chat on Facebook. 
Like is Superlike: Like button on Facebook is very popular. Just click the button to like the update, video, photo, or other content that you like on Facebook. This will make your friend feel special that you like his/her content. 
Notification: If you have a Facebook account, you will not forget the important dates. You will get the birthday notification from the list of friends.

The user friendly interface is attributed for the popularity Facebook worldwide. 

1. United States 155,981,460
2. Indonesia 40,829,720
3. India 38,045,000
4. United Kingdom 30,481,300
5. Turkey 30,473,280
6. Brazil 30,453,260
7. Mexico 30,121,400
8. Philippines 26,752,000
9. France 23,248,340
10. Germany 21,634,380

Be Thankful to Facebook! Your Facebook account will let you find your old friends.It understands your world and provide you full privacy. You can share your content with selected freind or hid your contents from selected people.