Saturday, September 21, 2013

BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) in Android and the iPhone

Date of launch standalone application BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) in Android and the iPhone is not yet known. However, the launch date seems increasingly close as the BlackBerry has made ​​a guide book using BBM version 1.0 on both platforms competitors.
 
As quoted from TechCrunch, Friday (23/08/2013), the guide book describes in detail the functions of BBM application, how to start the application, and its variety. For users who previously had used BBM, certainly familiar with these explanations.

Click the following link to download the guide book BBM BBM on Android and on the iPhone.

Previously, BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins announced that the BBM application to be released in the summer when the United States and Canada. However, he did not reveal the exact date of the launch of BBM app on Android and iPhone.

Early last August, the company has invited selected people to try out BBM app on Android and iPhone.

In its heyday, the fuel has changed the way a person communicates in real-time. BBM allows users to communicate with individuals and groups. Users can send messages with text, emoticons, images, audio, and video, including broadcast messages directly received a lot of users.

Each user will memilliki BBM PIN and a unique barcode. BBM profile, they can switch the images up status.

In the future, the BlackBerry promise to bring new features BBM for Android and iPhone, including the Screen Share, Voice BBM, and BBM Channel. With this, the fuel will compete with other instant messaging applications such as WhatsApp, KakaoTalk, Line, WeChat, Skype, Facebook Messenger, MessageMe, Path, until Google Hangouts.

BBM for Android App

Today the long-awaited Android users who " missed " BlackBerry Messenger ( BBM ) but do not want to use a Blackberry phone has finally come .
 
BBM for Android applications , less than an hour , at exactly 18:00 pm , Saturday ( 21/09/2013 ) , can be downloaded and used by Android users .Update : As of 23:15 pm EDT , the official application of fuel has not been available in the Google Play Store or www.bbm.com site . BBM app for Android confirmed to be present there on schedule . This is confirmed by the official Twitter BlackBerry Messenger account , @ BBM . This account tweeted , " Love the enthusiasm . Still on the way - hold tight! # BBM4ALL " .BBM app for iPhone actually comes ahead of schedule ( read : Finally , Present BBM on iPhone )Chat applications are very popular in Indonesia can be downloaded for free in the Google Play Store on Android devices . However , the number of circulating fake BBM app on Google Play will be a problem for Android users choose the right application .Before downloading BBM application , note the name of the developer / application developer . BBM is the official application that uses the name " BlackBerry Limited " .So no one download , KompasTekno advise you to monitor from this link .The above link is a page applications -issued BlackBerry . Most likely , BBM for Android app will also appear on this page .There are three pages in the BlackBerry application , which BES10 Client , Work Space Manager , and Secure Work Space . Many users think BES10 Client is the official BBM app for Android . Do not download the application since it is the fuel for corporate applications , can not use ordinary users .Aside from the above link , mention BlackBerry BBM app can also be downloaded from the official BlackBerry website at www.bbm.com .BBM application can run on any Android device as long as the brand has been using Android 4.0 and up ( Ice Cream Sandwich and Jelly Bean ) .Android users can use BBM to send text messages , photos , voice notes , and create a discussion group contains 30 contacts .

Friday, May 3, 2013

Samsung Galaxy S4 to go on sale in U.S. next week: When and Where to get

It is official, the highly anticipated followup to Samsung's Galaxy S3, the Galaxy S4, will finally go on sale next week at U.S. carriers, that is to say, the wait for the new phone will be over soon.  The powerful Samsung android phone will be available on AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless as well as U.S. Cellular, Cricket and C Spire starting during April. Below are the details.
Samsung Galaxy S4
AT&T
You can now preorder an AT&T Galaxy S4 at att.com. The 16GB version will cost you $199.99 with a two-year contract. The 32GB version will cost $249.99. It will ship on April 30. If you don't want to sign a two-year contract, you can get the phone at a price of $639.99.

T-Mobile
You will be able to get T-Mobile's Galaxy S4 next week on April 24 through tmobile.com; it will be available at T-Mobile stores on May 1. The phone is available with T-Mobile's new "uncarrier" pricing. That means the phone costs just $149.99 up front, but you have to pay T-Mobile $20 a month for the next 24 months to pay off the rest of the phone.

Sprint
Sprint's Galaxy S4 launch day is April 27, though you will be able to pre-order the device on April 18. The 16GB version of the phone will start at $249.99 with a two-year contract. New Sprint customers can get the phone for $149.99 with a two year contract.

Verizon
Verizon hasn't released launch or pricing information for the phone. We will update this article when the carrier announces more information. Update: When: May, with exact date to come. You can sign up for updates here.

Other retailers
While you can get your Galaxy S4 straight from the carrier of your choice, you'll also be able to purchase it from Best Buy and Best Buy Mobile, Costco, Radio Shack, Sam’s Club, Staples, Target and Wal-Mart.

Walmart Stores, the world's largest retailer, will sell the AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile versions of the phone. The AT&T version will cost $168 with a two-year contract at Walmart. Walmart will also drop the price of the Verizon and AT&T Galaxy S3 to $39.88 with a two-year contract.

Staples will have the phone. You can pre-order now through Staples.com and it will have some carrier versions of it at 500 of its select mobile phone stores on April 26. The AT&T version will be available for $199.99 with a two-year contract at Staples on April 26. The T-Mobile version will be out on May 1 at the store.
Galaxy S4
The Galaxy S4 will be available in two colors, "Black Mist" and "White Frost," and offer a 1.9 GHz quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM, and a full-HD Super AMOLED display (with a 1920 x 1080 resolution). It will come in 16GB and 32GB versions (though this can be expanded thanks to a microSD slot). In the front, there'll be a 2-megapixel camera and in the back there'll be a 13-megapixel beast.

The 5-inch device will run Android 4.2.2, better known as Jelly Bean, and have Samsung's latest TouchWiz "enhancements." Thanks to features such as Air Gesture and Air View, you'll be able to take actions without ever touching your smartphone's screen. (Just wave your hand or hover your finger over the display and watch what happens.) And if your hands are too busy, then you can just plain scroll through items by looking up or down.

Will you be getting one? Share your opinions in the comments!

Related post: How to play MKV, AVI, iTunes M4V Videos and more on Samsung galaxy s4

Thursday, May 2, 2013

How to Install the New GS4 Version of S-Voice on Your Samsung Galaxy S3

The new Samsung Galaxy S4 now is becoming increasingly available around the world and we're going to begin seeing many more of its software features leak out. While we wait for major software leaks and updates for things like the GS4 camera and the next iteration of Jelly Bean (Android 4.2), some features are available now, such as S-Translator, S-Voice. Good news to Galaxy S3 users, here I will show you how to install the New GS4 Version of S-Voice on Your Samsung Galaxy S3.

Note: This will install over the current S-Voice app and the .apk file works on both my Galaxy S3 and Nexus 4.

Step 1: Enable Outside Applications
Go to Settings -> Security and make sure to check "Unknown Sources"
Step 2: Download and Install S-Voice
Download the S4 version of S-Voice app right here. You can download this directly to your GS3 or transfer it from your computer. From there, install as you would any other app.
If for any reason you want to revert back to the standard S-Voice, simply go to Settings -> Application Manager and slide to "All", then scroll down and select "S-Voice". Now just hit the "Uninstall updates" button and you should be good.
The New S-Voice Features
You may find it's hard to know what's different here. There is a new weather widget (nice!), and a bunch of new tasks.
Unfortunately, the new S-Voice app stills have no "Note to self" functionality.
If you give it a try and find some cool stuff, let us know in the comment below!

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Win or Fail: Galaxy S4 Gangam Style in India (Samsung Style)

 Just yesterday we reported that Samsung India has announced that the Galaxy S4 will soon be manufactured in the Noida facility which means that a lot of S4 devices will be bearing the made in India title just like many of the S3 models that were produced last year in the same factory. Along with this announcement Samsung India proceeded to hold an event dedicated to the arrival of the Galaxy S4 which was quite "shocking" to say the least. The hosts did a parody of Gangam Style which they called Samsung Style which was quite funny, but not a lot of people seem to think so. While I would say this was a mediocre thing at best, many are calling it a major fail. Have look at the video itself:
 
 Here's some of lyrics if you are having trouble understanding things:

Samsung Style, Samsung Style!
If you liked the S3 then this phone is even better
It has a HD screen and is just a lot slimmer
441 ppi is not just a number
Look at this clarity it's brighter!

 And after this I lose most of what the guy is saying until the chorus which is easy to understand. I don't really know who thought it would be a good idea to do this with a singer who isn't exactly very talented nor does he talk English very well, but Samsung India did ti anyway. Sammy is known for doing propaganda and marketing campaigns in this way, but I feel that the final product was way off mark this time around.

 From what I understand the singer is actually a popular actor in India and the even was organized by a company that works in the entertainment and film industry. Comedic spoofs and parodies are a good way to advertise something, but this is just too much!

 I wouldn't call it a fail, but it is certainly no win. Either way the video is becoming viral among tech fans, and no matter what one thinks of the ad, it is successful at spreading the message - the amazing Galaxy S4 is here and it kicks ass!

 Like it or not? Do you know the rest of the lyrics? Post it in the comments bellow!

Monday, April 29, 2013

Galaxy S4 Will be Manufactured in India

 Over time we have all gotten used to the idea that everything is produced in Asia, and by this we mostly refer to China, Korea and/or Vietnam. However, even though these countries provide a lot of affordable workforce for major companies, this is not the only place one can outsource their production line. India is a country that fits into the profile as well, and it also has a quite a lot of  qualified workforce. A report from ZeeNews says that Samsung India has announced that they will be responsible for manufacturing a part of the new flagship devices. The quantity was not disclosed in the announcement.

Galaxy S4 Will be Manufactured in India

 "We are planning to start manufacturing of S4 soon at our Noida facility," Samsung Mobile and Digital Imaging Country Head Vineet Taneja said.

 Noida is actually short for New Okhla Industrial Development Area and the facility in this area produces roughly around 40 million smartphone devices each year. Vineet Taneja did not discus how many Galaxy S4 units the facility will produce nor when the production process will begin.

 So far, Samsung has been quite pleased with the success of Noida and they currently already have 12 smartphones in production in this facility. The most famous out of which is no doubt their Samsung Galaxy S3. The newest flagship will soon join the production line and Samsung is hoping to sell more of their high-end devices in India this year. Currently, India makes for 10% of Samsung's income so isn't a bad idea at all to focus on this market.

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Galaxy S4 Surpasses iPhone 5 Retina Display

 For a long time many companies including Samsung have played catch-up with Apple. When the first Android phones were presented I though that they would never even get close to taking a bite of the big market share that Apple had, especially on American soil. But here we are today - Samsung is no longer playing catch-up in any regard. Many critics, tech enthusiasts and respected reviewers are saying that the Galaxy S4 full HD display is much better than the retina display of the iPhone 5. What I am wondering however is, does an average consumer notice and/or care about this?

Galaxy S4 Surpases iPhone 5 Retina Display
 
Forbes recently published an article on their website which tried to stay as objective as possible without offending either of the parties. However, in spite of the article title being "Samsung's Galaxy S4 Display Catches Up With iPhone Retina" the author was clearly trying to say - it didn't just catch up, it is better by a mile.

 Of course, the average consumer will not notice this. In fact, I am quite sure I wouldn't really notice either. I wouldn't really even like to discus this over as it is a bit useless. Who wants to read an article explaining which device has a better representation of the shades of green? Well, if you do want to read on that, go to Forbes and see their opinion.

 What I would like to talk about, however, is innovation. Lately, Apple hasn't been doing much of it and on this you all have to agree. It is not like Samsung is pushing things beyond our expectations but they are working a lot harder than the folks at Apple. You see, unlike Samsung, Apple contracts other companies to create their parts for them. Thus, Apple's innovation is limited to the combined innovation of their suppliers, which hasn't been very impressive in the past several years.

 A Sammy/ Galaxy S4 fan might be happy to hear this, but honestly this is not something to be overjoyed by as this affects us all. Until Apple starts doing things the right way, the competition will not be as difficult as it should be in terms of innovation and we will take a lot of time to move forward.

Or is a slow pacing something that you all prefer? Leave us a comment down bellow!