Maniha Barry

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Lenova IdeaPad Yoga Hybrid Laptop

Apr-13-2013 By Maniha


Lenova has released the IdeaPad Yoga Hybrid laptop. It’s really amazing.

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Samsung Galaxy S4

Apr-7-2013 By Maniha








Yo everyone. I am blogging after a long time. Today I’d be telling you about Samsung Galaxy S4. The design of the Samsung GALAXY S4 defies what’s possible.
The incredibly-wide FULL HD Super AMOLED screen fits perfectly within an extraordinarily 
slim bezel that’s encased in a special poly-carbonate body, making this the 
lightest and most sophisticated GALAXY yet.  The Galaxy S4 is a little bigger, thanks to its 4.99in screen, but not as much as you might think: at 136.6×69.8×7.9mm, it’s roughly as wide as the S3, but around 5mm longer, and around 1mm slimmer. Gorilla Glass 3 helps make the phone durable, although we’d still recommend a screen protector or case if you’re going to keep your phone in a pocket with sharp items, such as keys.

The camera has been upgraded to a 13-megapixel model. It has a Backside-illuminated (BSI) sensor for better low-light sensitivity, although there’s also a flash for when it’s really dark. We took a few test shots in the dark demo hall and they looked fine on-screen, but actual quality tests need to wait until we have a test handset.

At the front is a 2-megapixel BSI camera. While it can be used for video calling, it can also be used with Samsung’s Dual Camera mode, which lets you superimpose a shot from the front camera on the footage from the rear camera. The front camera also serves a purpose in controlling the phone with Smart Pause. This technology knows when you’re looking at the screen so it can, for example, pause a video when you turn your head and look away. As soon as you look back, the video continues. It’s a neat way of using the cameras for more than just still images and video.

After you take those photos you don’t just have the option to swipe your finger on the screen to look through them. Using Samsung’s new Air Wave feature you can actually wave your hand over the screen to cycle through the photos. The software, which uses a sensor on the front of the phone, also works in the Web browser; wave to the left to go backward in the browser and wave right to go forward. You can also wave across the screen to accept a call.

The phones at the event were kitted out with Exynos octo-core processors running at 1.6GHz. It’s not strictly an eight-core phone, though, as it uses ARM’s big.LITTLE architecture. The eight cores are divided in two, with four high-power, complex cores to do the heavy lifting and four smaller, power-efficient cores for more mundane tasks. The Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean OS certainly felt fast on the phone and web browsing was similarly as slick.

The battery on the S4 is an impressive 2,600mAh. That’s around 500mAh bigger than the S3’s battery and bigger than the vast majority of batteries used in smartphones today. With such a big battery it shouldn’t have any problems providing all-day power.

The Samsung Galaxy S4 will be available in versions with 16GB, 32GB and 64GB of storage, although it’s expandable by up to 64GB via the microSD card slot. Prices for the models haven’t been announced yet, but it may well work out much better value to buy the 16B or 32GB models, then upgrade storage as and when you need it.

Security tracking is part of the Knox security suite, which is designed to make the platform more secure. It’s aimed at business users, where it will also provide a business and personal side of the phone, so that you only have to carry one device. The work mode can be locked down and managed by your company, while the personal side is yours to do with as you will; importantly, both sides are completely independent.

As well as what comes with the phone, Samsung is also pushing the phone’s lifestyle aspect with a selection of Galaxy S4 accessories.  These range from health accessories that can monitor how active you are and your weight and heart rate, to a gamepad that you clip the phone into. There’s also a wireless charging dock, so you can charge your phone simply by laying it on the charging pad. It’s an awesome phone. I really want to try it. 😀


Key Lime Pie

Mar-3-2013 By Maniha

Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie is now coming to Android phones. Google is working with the Linux 3.8 kernel, which gives rise to the notion that this kernel might make it into Android 5. One improvement that the 3.8 kernel brings is lowered RAM usage, which would mean a snappier phone with better multitasking. It’s bit of a fuss managing your mobile before bed time.



Switching off the sound, turning off data, activating airplane mode and so on, so what Android 5.0 really needs is a simple way of managing performance, and therefore power use, Something like a Gaming mode for max power delivery, an Overnight low-power state for slumbering on minimal power and maybe a Reading mode for no bothersome data connections and a super-low backlight automatically. Another little power strip style widget for phone performance profiles would be an easy way to do it. Take the Videos app which manages your film downloads through the Play Store. Start watching a film on one Android device and you’re limited to resuming your film session on that same unit, making it impossible to switch from phone to tablet mid-film. 

Another area where the manufacturers have taken a big leap ahead of Google is in integrating clever alternate text entry options in their keyboards. HTC and Sony both offer their own takes on the Swype style of line-drawing text input, which is a nice option to have for getting your words onto a telephone. Get it into Android 5.0 and give us the choice.  That’s all about Key Lime. I can’t wait to use it. 😀

Microsoft Surface

Dec-12-2012 By Maniha

Hey everyone, Microsoft has finally got our something really great which is the “Microsoft Surface” . It is  a tablet and PC  , 2 in 1. It’s has  a smooth keyboard + it has a touch screen as well. It runs the windows 8 in it. Windows 8 has those live tiles on  it. It is the size of a pizza. 😛 lol. Intel HD Graphics 4000, along with 4GB RAM (Dual Channel). Like the Surface RT, the Pro has a 10.6 inch Cleartype HD display. There are two 720p cameras (LifeCams) provided in the Pro, and there’s a pen given along for an alternative means of user input. The battery life ain’t that good. That brings me to the price of this new tablet – it’s a scarcely believable $899 for the basic 64 GB model, and $999 for the 128 GB one. What tops all this is that the Windows OS will take up roughly 20 GB of the total space in each model. It runs on an x86 architecture, which allows it to run classic, old school desktop-based legacy apps just like previous editions of Windows.  😀

Android 4.2 Jelly Bean

Nov-23-2012 By Maniha


Android 4.1 Jelly Bean is now updated to the new verson 4.2. One of the most in-your-face new features of Android 4.2 Jelly Bean is support for lock screen widgets. The idea is to let users get a glimpse of important notifications without having to first unlock their device. It’s a bit clunky to use. When you first wake the screen, you’ll see an odd line on the left side of the display. This line indicates that there’s a second lock screen page available.


If you swipe over to it, you’ll see the tool for adding widgets to the lock screen. There are only a few available at the moment, including a clock, calendar, Gmail, and sound search. More should become available over time. If you just want to glance at your calendar or see how many unread emails you have, I guess it could be useful, but the number of steps involved to access and use the lock screen widgets makes it faster to simply unlock your device and go straight to the email or calendar app. Google has taken its own technology and developed a method for inputting text that is similar to Swype, SwiftKey, or T9 Trace. Rather than peck at individual letters on the glass display, you trace your finger from letter to letter, spelling each word as you go. Google made a couple of interesting changes to the way the notification shade behaves on the home screen, too. In Android 4.1 and earlier, there was one notification shade that dropped down when users swiped from the top down. Now there are two. Swiping down from the top-left corner of the display pulls down the standard notification shade with your emails, messages, app updates, and other notifications. It behaves just as you expect. Swipe down from the top-right, however, and you’re taken to a new notification shade that provides access to basic device settings. These include display brightness controls, as well as the Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and wireless radio controls. The other big new feature is Photo Sphere. 😀



Angry Bird Star Wars

Nov-11-2012 By Maniha

A new version of everyone’s favourite game is here which is “Angry Birds Star Wars.” It’s a little different than the old one. A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away… a group of desperate rebel birds faced off against a galactic menace: the Empire’s evil Pigtroopers!  During the battle, Rebel spies managed to steal secret plans to the Empire’s ultimate weapon, the PIG STAR, and are racing to deliver the plans to the Rebel Birds. Now they need your help!


Use the Force, wield your lightsaber, and blast away Pigtroopers on an intergalactic journey from the deserts of Tatooine to the depths of the Pig Star — where you’ll face off against the terrifying Darth Vader, Dark Lord of the Pigs!  Use lightsabers, Blasters and Jedi powers to wreak havoc on the Imperial Pigs! Keep playing and level up your birds to improve their skills! Earn stars and call the Mighty Falcon to rain down the destruction. New goals, achievements and gameplay! It’s one of the best Angry Birds game uptil now. Available for both Android and iPhone. 😀

Nexus 10

Nov-3-2012 By Maniha

Google has just released its newest device which is the Nexus 10 tablet. It has a 2560-by-1600 (300ppi) display and ultra-powerful graphics processor. Nexus 10 places you right inside the action with picture-perfect performance. Over 4-million pixels in your hands means that text is sharper, HD movies are more vivid and photos come to life in stunning detail. It has a soft-to-the-touch frame.  Over 4-million pixels in your hands means that text is sharper, HD movies are more vivid and photos come to life in stunning detail.


It measures 8.9mm and weighing just 603 grams. Nexus 10 was made for everyone to enjoy. Just turn on your tablet and tap your photo to sign in to your own homescreen, apps, email, photos and storage. Each user can have their own separate space, and save their own individual high scores on games, all on the same tablet. And since Android is built with multitasking at its core, it’s a snap to switch between users – no need to log in and out each time. The ultra high-resolution display lets you relive each moment in stunning detail, while powerful new editing tools make it easy to perfect your best shots. 

Nexus 10 lets you video chat with up to nine friends at once with Google+ Hangouts. You’ll look great with the 1.9MP front-facing camera, and so will your friends on the dazzling 10″ display. Starting a Hangout is a snap – or you can join an ongoing Hangout from your stream. Stream hit movies instantly on Nexus 10 in full HD. There is no waiting for downloads or syncing. It has a high resoulion 16:9 screen. Magazines come to life on Nexus 10. With hundreds of popular titles to choose from. 

Google Play puts all your favorite entertainment right in your hand. Explore the world’s largest collection of eBooks, the latest magazines, and thousands of movies and TV shows in full HD. It has a latest version of Android. Nexus 10 also comes with Google Now, which brings you just the right information at just the right time. Never lose a contact or photo again. Sign-in once with your free Google Account and your Gmail, Calendar, contacts, photos and more are always backed up to the cloud. Google Earth has been updated for Nexus 10 to take full advantage of the dazzling 300ppi display. The Nexus 10 is like the best Android tablet of Samsung. Can’t wait to get my hands on it. 😀



Playstation 4

Aug-28-2012 By Maniha

 After the playstation 3, playstation 4 is coming with a 4K resolution. WOW! PS4 will be able to show images in four times the resolution of 1080p. According to tech site BGR, TV manufacturers’ next big push will be into 4K displays, which offer four times the image clarity of 1080p. They also casually mention, ”the company’s next-generation PlayStation 4 will indeed support 4K resolution playback as well Sony already sells 4K Blu-Ray players for around £250 and (although a set that will display the 4K images will set you back considerably more –

LG’s recently unveiled 84-inch 4K TV will cripple your wallet to the tune of around £14,000), so having the option to play PS4 games in 4K makes sense on paper. So long as said paper isn’t a printout of your bill for 4K PSN store downloads. This will be super amazing. I can’t wait to try it. I am a game lover. 😀

Samsung lost a case with Apple

Aug-27-2012 By Maniha

Bad day for Samsung. The Samsung vs. Apple jury has just finished deliberating and the verdict is out in San Jose. Unfortunately, it looks like Samsung has been found guilty of deliberate patent infringement time and time again on many devices spanning multiple carriers. As you may guess, this was never going to be just a simple ‘guilty’ or ‘non guilty’ outcome. There was a 700 question form for jurors to answer and as I type this, the verdict is still being read and discussed in court. What we know so far is that Samsung is going to have a rough road ahead with this loss. 

This post will be updated as more details are made available. You can expect a full breakdown next Monday as all of the trial’s information and verdict are compiled for easy digestion.

Update: In good news, Samsung’s Galaxy Tab was found not to infringe on the iPad’s design. That’s a big one.

Update 2: In terms of damages, Apple has just been awarded $1.05 billion. Ouch.

Update 3: So far, Samsung’s claims against Apple are being met with a wall of “No.”

Update 4: That’s it for now. All of Apple’s patents valid. Samsung devices infringe on many of them. Samsung must pay big money. 🙁 source

Google Webcam Sharif

Aug-23-2012 By Maniha












Now that is a cool webcam. LOL 😀