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60+ Amazing And Best New Features Of iOS 5!

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iOS 5 features! Apple releases its next version of iOS. iOS 5 comes out with some great new features and is ready to take on Android and other OS! iOS 5 supports iPhone 4, iPhone 3gs, iPad, iPad 2 and iPod Touch!

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Comparison – Apple iPhone 4G Vs HTC EVO 4G!

This is a guest article by Kavita Arora, Who works for GO-Globe.com, a Guangzhou Website Development and web design shanghai company that provides web design solutions in Shenzhen, Beijing, etc.

HTC is very well-known for its innovative & feature rich mobile phones. Today HTC is launching series of smartphones and become the fastest growing company in the field of mobile phones & Smartphones. Within a month HTC has launched more than 5 smartphones each having unique features.

HTC has joined hand with reliance communication to provide CDMA devices in India. HTC is creating a niche for them to provide variety of handsets in Indian market with variety of functions and features.

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Apple being a strong contender to the entire mobile, laptop manufacturer’s stand in a recognized different environment and above all, due to its quality product. Apple has made its powerful and strong reputation in the market. Apple provide variety of electronic devices from mobile phones to iPod all are considered as rank 1 in the industry for its function and their supporting features.

Here I am gonna compare 2 best phones from these two brands

Operating System & Processor

iPhone 4 will change your experience that you have never seen before with a 1 GHz A4 processor. It is also known as iPhone HD, and powered with latest iOS 4.x operating system which supports multitasking features, inbox that support multiple services, game center and enterprise user.

HTC EVO 4G is powered by Qualcomm QSD8650 chipset which contains 1GHz  snapdragon A8 microprocessor, Aderno 200 GPU. EVO runs Android 2.1 Eclair operating system. EVO has same touch sensitive button like all other android powered phones has like Button for Menu option, Home, Back, Search and a multifunction sleep/wake button is also their to control phone calls .

Display & Camera

iPhone 4 has a 3.5- inch TFT Capacitive Touch screen display with a Resolution of640 x 960 pixels resolution, which is much higher than the previous 3GS model. It has a typical retina display that a human can easily see from a distance of 10 to 12 inches. It supports 5 megapixels camera which has 2592 x 1944 pixels and autofocus, LED flash with 2 megapixels front camera for video calling.

HTC EVO has 4.3- inches display having 65k colors with 480 x 800 pixels with 8 megapixel Auto focus camera and resolution of 3264 x 2448 pixels that support facetime video calling which has 1.3 megapixel front facing camera.

Memory and connectivity

iPhone 4 is having internal memory of 16/32 GB and 512 MB RAM. iPhone has connectivity of 3G, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n , Bluetooth 2.1 +EDR wireless technology, USB 2.0.  It has an option which by default support Microsoft Bing as a by default search engine.

HTC EVO 4g has internal memory consist of 1GB of ROM and 512MB of RAM and has a card slot for micro SD card upto 32GB. The device comes pre installed with 8 GB class 2 micro SDHC card which is  extendable upto 32 GB and a connectivity of  Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n , Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP,WiMAX 802.16.

Other Features

iPhone 4 have standard Li- ion battery and a stand by time of 600 hrs, accelerometer sensor, Google Maps, proximity sensor, social networking integration with live updates, scratch resistant surface and  is available in Black and white colors.

HTC EVO has CDMA 800/1900 technology, battery capacity of 1500mAh with stand by time of 146H, HDMI Port, Google Search, You Tube, Flicker , Twitter apps ,GPS Support  and is available in black and white color.Ease to access internet wherever you are.

Which phone would you choose as a winner from these two? Do share your opinion with us.

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20+ New Features/Updates Of Apple iOS 4.2

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As every one are updating or upgrading their products, even Apple is updating their products smoothly. They are not so hurry like few other players out there in market. Apple is having so many products and their strategy of updating them frequently is really awesome.

As you all know iOS 4 is new Operating System by Apple for its products iPhone, iPod, iPad etc. Initially Apple released iOS 4 with iPhone 4 adding 100’s of awesome feature.

Well here comes one more iOS 4 update. Apple is releasing iOS 4.2 tomorrow and fixes some initial glitches. 2 months back on Sept 15th first beta of iOS 4.2 had released. And as usual Apple has brought a plethora of new features to iOS.

Here are the list of updates coming through iOS 4.2,

Common For iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad

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1. AirPlay (replacement of AirTunes, AirPlay will offer stream video, music, and photos over Wi-Fi)

2. AirPrint Wireless Printing with Print Center

3. Import .ics calendar files directly for events

4. Birthdays icon has been changed in calendar

5. Updated Carrier Settings (US is AT&T 9.0)

6. Text search on web pages

7. 2 new fonts for Notes in Settings (Helvetica and Chalkboard)

8. Added support for Chinese URL over Safari

9. Added an indicator in the App Store which shows if an App supports Game Center

10. Support for CoreMIDI

11. YouTube voting

12. Minor improvements in UI graphics

13. New Parental Controls for deleting Apps, changing mail accounts and location services

14. New wallpapers in Settings

iPad exclusive features

Finally iPad is finally going to many features which iPhone 4 got. Features such as: multitasking, a unified email inbox, Game Center and folders are going reach iPad.apple ios 4 2 ipad image1 20+ New Features/Updates Of Apple iOS 4.2

1. iOS 4 features for iPad (Multitasking, Folders, etc.)

2. Updated Carrier Signal Strength Display (3G iPad only)

  • Increase in the length of the smaller signal bars
  • The method in which signal strength is calculated has been enhanced

3. Additions to the multitasking tray

  • Brightness
  • Volume control
  • AirPlay Controls

4. iPad screen rotation lock switch is converted into a sound/silent switch in iOS 4.2 (Just like on the iPhones)

5. More than 30 new keyboards and dictionaries, including Arabic, Greek, and Hebrew

6. New Multitasking animation

7. New bookmarks design

iPhone and iPod Touch Exclusive Features

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1. Bug Fixes

  • Fixes glitch that can let a user get into the phone app while the phone is locked via “Emergency Call” by dialing a random number and quickly pressing the lock button after dialing that call
  • Fixes the alarm bug caused by daylight saving time changing, affected on a part of iPhone and iPod Touch owners located in Australia, New Zealand, and some European countries.
  • Improved iPhone 3G performance

2. Additions to multitasking tray

  • Volume controls
  • AirPlay controls

3. New Voice Memos icon

4. FaceTime shortcut from Messages app (iPhone 4 only)

5. New Text Tone Alerts (New & Original tone lists) (iPhone 4 only)

6. Ringer & Alerts on/off switch (Settings > Sounds) for volume buttons (iPhone only)

7. Assign different text tone alerts to each contact (iPhone only)

8. Restores full Field Test Mode

Well these are some cool new features coming to iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. And soon iPad owners will get to enjoy its 100+ new features and innovations.

Tech Link: Apple on iOS 4.2

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Symbian 4 OS – a first look at its features

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Few days back we gave a perfect view on how Android is growing in smartphone world by comparing it with iOS based iPhone 4 features. Still, that doesn’t end the smartphones fight! The new entry to smartphone’s operating system is by world’s highest mobile seller Nokia. Yes! we are speaking about new version of Symbian OS by Nokia.

Tech Tip: in 2008, Symbian Software Limited was acquired by Nokia.

Statistics

Statistics published in February 2010 showed that the Symbian devices comprised a 47.2% share of the smart mobile devices shipped in in 2009, with RIM having 20.8%, Apple having 15.1% (through iPhone OS), Microsoft having 8.8% (through Windows CE and Windows Mobile) and Android having 4.7%. Other competitors include webOS, Qualcomm’s BREW, SavaJe, Linux and MontaVista Software.

This statistics clearly shows that as of now Symbian devices are ruling the smartphone world!

Symbian 4 – the new version

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As the title says, we are going to speak about the new version of Nokia based smartphone OS, Symbian 4.

Symbian 4 is expected to be functionally complete in the second half of 2010 and devices supporting Symbian 4 will start shipping early 2011 onwards. Symbian 4 has a big focus on user experience including Direct UI – a complete makeover of the touch UI – and widespread enhancements to the application suite.

Here are the coolest and enhanced features of Symbian 4.

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While comparing the Android and iOS 4 in our previous post, we had mentioned a point that iPhone is lacking the home screen application arrangement and Android is taking advantage over it.

The Home Screen in Symbian 4 gains support for widgets of any size and shape, and gives the user complete control over their placement on the screen.

In the previous versions of symbian OS we had seen the way of accessing the photos had changed and it was very user friendly as well. In symbian, photos benefits from a major overhaul with a new look to every view and direct access to all the most commonly used functionality.

The following are mock-ups of the symbian 4 Photos user interface using the platform theme developed for symbian 3.

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Calendar gains email integration, allowing meeting requests to be sent and responded to from within the Calendar UI. This is one of the unique feature you may find while comparing with other smartphone OS’s.

One of the brave move by Symbian 4 developers is Notification panel inside the menu or sub-menus. As shown in the image below, there is a small button kept on the top-left corner of the page to access the notifications like new mail, alerts, chats etc.

The design of the menu style and icons used are similar to the predecessor of Nokia phone. But this time they have integrated one more new drop-down menu on the top the menu screen. The advantage of this drop down menu is, user can access the menu items from any sub-menu screen.

Tech tip: intergrated menus frees up valuable screen space.

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This concept of symbian 4 is almost similar to iPhone toolbar. It is nothing but a small strip below the menu item where most wanted shortcut keys are placed. But Symbian 4 hold slight edge over iOS concept by adding a small icon in toolbar. Again frees up valuable screen space!

Symbian 4 comes with a dedicated back button on top-right corner of the screen. May be this concept is similar to Windows, but its good to have a button on screen than a dedicated physical button.

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As we explained in home screen above, we can add any number of widgets on the home screen. But one more awesome enhancement here by symbian 4 is we can place gaming widgets and play anytime without browsing inside the menu.

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Under the covers the Symbian 4 user experience is built on Qt and Orbit. This makes it very easy for developers to write new applications and update those already available to take full advantage of this new paradigm – giving users a broad choice of good looking and easy to use applications with which to customise their devices.

We Suggest: Visit and explore more about QT at http://qt.nokia.com/.

In Symbian 4 the application updates focus on supporting touch and hybrid (touch + keyboard) device types.

Tech tip: Qt is a cross-platform application and UI framework. Using Qt, you can write web-enabled applications once and deploy them across desktop, mobile and embedded operating systems without rewriting the source code.

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What you think about these feature? Is Symbian 4 is ready to take on iOS 4 and Android? Well its too early to speak about it. These are the few cool features we got as of now! Lets wait and watch how Symbian 4 will make a change in smartphone’s world icon smile Symbian 4 OS   a first look at its features

If you know any other features that we have missed out here please do share it using our comment box icon smile Symbian 4 OS   a first look at its features Also feel free to share what you feel about this features icon smile Symbian 4 OS   a first look at its features Cheers!

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10 Awesome Android Features that iOS 4 and iPhone 4 Lack

iPhone 4 came with coolest features as well new problems. Battery, Flash, camera are well know issues. Here are top 10 comparison results of iPhone 4 and Android.