Maniha Barry

The Techie Girl

Android 6.0 Marshmallow

Feb-4-2016 By Maniha

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Hi guys, what’s up? How are you all? I hope you all are doing great right. Oooo another version of Android is here which has a even yummy name called “Marshmallow.” OMG marshmallow is my favorite, all these are going to give me a sugar rush, hahaha. Now coming to the topic, this is Android 6.0. 

Nexus 5x and Nexus 6P were the first to get Android Marshmallow. It has a battery that works smarter, not harder. It saves your battery for what matters most. When your device is at rest, Doze automatically puts it to sleep so your phone can actually go off your alarm even if you forget to charge it. Battery doesn’t drain from seldom apps anymore. There is no need to give apps access all the time. It lets you define what to share and when. You can simply use finger print scan to unlock your phone rather than having to type security passwords. It’s going to be great once people get it. I really hope to try it. 

Well, not many phones have gotten it yet, but might after some time. Have a good day. See ya. 

Galaxy S7

Jan-24-2016 By Maniha

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Hey guys, how is going? How is life? This is like my first post in the new year, hope that is going good for you, anyways let’s go back to topic.  The Galaxy 7 seems like such a beauty. 

S7 is going to be a bigger, better and smarter smartphone ever. It will have the most advance features and specifications. It has a 5.1 inch 4k display (Super AMOLED with Force TouchWiz UI). It has a Octa Core Snapdragon 820, 64 bit Chipset. It’s protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5. It’s OS is Android v6.0 ( Marshmallow). It has a 32/64/128 GB with  Mirco SD Card Support. It has a 12.2 MP primary camera with BRITECELL Sensors and 5MP front facing camera with Dual Video Call. 

It has a 2G, 3G,4G LTE, HSPA, GSM support, v4.2 Bluetooth, NFC, WiFi, A-GPS, GlONASS. It has a fingerprint scan, Retina Sensor which is expected, Gyro, Accelerometer, Proximity, Heart rate etc. Battery life is 4000 mAh battery with fast charging. 

It’s gonna be a great phone with great features and powerful hardware. I actually can’t wait to check out this phone. 

 

Note 5

Sep-26-2015 By Maniha

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The Galaxy Note 5 is one beauty. The Galaxy Note 5 is still bigger but now slimmer which is framed by a sleek metal and glass. It comes with a S pen, it’s amazing to use it on a gorgeous surface. It’s more like an actual pen that writes just as well, you will never want to put it down. Battery life has been a bit improved now with fast charging. It’s awesome while listening to music, watching videos and making videos with it. You can snap photos without worrying about the light. It comes with all accessories so you can keep it charged, fully covered and fully entertained. It’s very simple to connect your phone with your laptop and sync stuff. Invite your family and friends to enjoy the photos and videos you took on your Galaxy Note 5. With one tap, it will all be on your TV. Samsung Pay is a hasstle -free and safest way to pay with fingerprint authentication and extra layers of security. The Galaxy Gifts is one of the best way to get free apps. There is 100GB of OneDrive Cloud which gives immediate access to your files.  Overall, am actually a very huge android fan, in my opinion, this seems like a great phone, I would love to try it out.

Windows 10

Sep-26-2015 By Maniha

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Hey everyone, guess what whose back? It’s me your old friend, sorry I was quite distracted and busy from the blogging business but am back. So  I decided I should tell you about windows 10. I have finally upgraded to windows 10. The windows 10 looks great and it is actually very fast. It feels like as if you are using windows phone. lol One great feature it has is “Cortana.’ Cortana is an assistant like siri, but it’s way better, friendlier and intelligent than siri. Cortana sometimes  has a little bit of microphone issues, but she is great and fun, even sings songs and tells jokes. The start menu is back, so you can get quick access to your favorite things. Windows 10 comes with more security issues than ever. It is designed to work with the hardware and software you already use. Explore a continuously expanding selection of apps, games and now movies, TV shows and the latest music which is all certified by Microsoft. The Microsoft Answer Desk is here for you. If you have questions during or after the upgrade process, the friendly Answers Desks are there to help. Oh yeah, one  more thing, if you are in another region and “Cortana” doesn’t work for you, change your region settings to ‘United States” so you’ll get Cortana. So what ya all waiting for? GO GET WINDOWS 10!                                                                     

Android 5.0 lollipop

Dec-30-2014 By Maniha

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It’s been a while, since the great version of the Android 5.0 lollipop released. I just recently got it in my LG G3, it’s going pretty good. Lollipop version offers a lot of things and it is much faster now. It has new features, thousands of APIs for the users. It brings material design to Android and gives you an expanded UI tool kit for integrating the new design patterns easily in your apps. New 3D views let you set a z-level to raise elements off. Built-in activity transitions take the user from one state to another with beautiful animated motion. Ripple animations are available for buttons, check boxes and another touch controls in your app. 

RenderThread keeps animations smooth even when there are delays in the main UI thread. It provides a faster, smoother and more powerful computing experience. It now runs exclusively on the new ART runtime built from the group up to support a mix ahead -of-time, just-in-time and interpreted code. ART improves apps performance and responsiveness. It introduces platform support for 64-bit architectures. Optimization provides larger address space and improved performance compute workloads. It also offers improved  A/V sync. Notifications are more visible,accessible and configurable. Varying notifications may appear on the lockscreen if desired by the user. Key notifications such as incoming calls appear in head-up-notification.

Android 5.0 introduces  a redesigned overview space that is more versatile and useful for multitasking. New APIs allow to separate activities in your apps.Android 5.0 adds new APIs that allow apps to perform concurrent operations with Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE), allowing both scanning (central mode) and advertising (peripheral mode). New multi-networking features allow apps to query available networks for available features such as whether they are Wi-Fi, cellular, metered, or provide certain network features. NFC APIs now allow apps to register an NFC application ID (AID) dynamically. A new audio-capture design offers low-latency audio input. The new design includes: a fast capture thread that never blocks except during a read; fast track capture clients at native sample rate, channel count, and bit depth; and normal capture clients offer resampling, up/down channel mix, and up/down bit depth.  It creates a secure work profile on the device. In the launcher, apps are shown with a Work badge to indicate that the app and its data are administered inside of the work profile by an IT administrator. It allows you to add screen capturing and screen sharing capabilities to your app. In Android 5.0, a new tilt detector sensor helps improve activity recognition on supported devices, and a heart rate sensor reports the heart rate of the person touching the device. That’s all about it. 

LG G4 Releasing Soon

Dec-30-2014 By Maniha

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Hi, guys. I am back and yeah I know am blogging after a long time. I am kinda addictive to anime, so yea deal with it. Soon new the LG G4 will be released around 2015. We can still get excited about it. The G4 is supposed to come with a 5.3-inch 2560 x 1440QHD display rather than  the previous one which was 3840 x 2160UHD screen.

It is also said that LG has launched a trademark filling for a new stylus known as the G Pen. LG could be making a G Pen stylus accessory for its existing or future handsets. If it is reducing the number of handsets it produces, it might focus on this as an alternative revenue stream. It could signal a re-brand of the LG series, with the LG G4 which is a serious competitor of the Galaxy Note 5. The LG G4 may have the aluminium body like the Galaxy Note 4 and the Galaxy Alpha. The LG G4 is currently available at Amazon for $599.99 . Well, get ready Android lovers for a new phone like this. 

LG G3

Jul-25-2014 By Maniha

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Hey everyone, it’s been a long time since I blogged about something. Been busy, currently applying to universities. So anyways, my daddy got me LG G3, just a few days back. It’s one awesome phone and I love it. There are a number of key features that LG is touting as new and improved this year with the G3, but none sticks out as prominently as the QHD screen. Some might think that this is four times the pixel count of an HD screen, and you’d be right to a degree.


The screen is brilliant. Internet browsing, looking at pictures, watching high-end video, all is awesome. Internet browsing, looking at pictures, watching high-end video. The icons are redesigned. Different applications have their own color scheme. It has a metallic skin. It has 5.5 inch screen and has  laser focusing camera. Its wait is just 149g. Its volume button and the power button is at the back of it and they are much better. The controls are also very easy to reach with. It has 3.5 mm headphone jack and microUSB port at the bottom. It has a 13 megapixel camera. You can take a picture by waving your hand. Also there is an awesome picture taking method. You can say the words kimchi, cheese, LG, whisky or smile and it will automatically take your photo. Pretty interesting, isn’t it? The phone is good for taking selfies too and to make videos. It runs the Android 4.4.2 Kitkat version which is pretty fast. One must definitely try out this phone. Android lovers would love it. That’s all folks, until then see  ya.           

HTC one gets the Android 4.4 Kitkat

Jan-31-2014 By Maniha

htc one kitkatHTC one has finally got the yummy update of “Android 4.4 Kitkat”.  It has made the phone more awesome. It has some new features like as security enhancements, cloud print service and new Bluetooth profiles. It has the “immersive mode”, a full emoji keyboard and Google Hangout integration. HTC has also implemented its 5.5 Sense UI overlay for this update, while support for Adobe Flash in the stock  HTC web browser has been removed due to Android incompatibility.  Other details of the Android Kitkat 4.4 are given in my previous, do read that. I can’t wait for Android 4.4 now. It seems so cool.

Android KitKat 4.4

Jan-31-2014 By Maniha

android kitkatAnother awesome software came in Android a while ago with a really yummy name that is called “Android Kitkat”. Haha it’s funny how Android software names are so yummy, looks more like a candy factory. Anyways, I am going to tell you about it. One thing is that, you don’t need to touch the screen to launch google now, just saw “OK GOOGLE” and there you go, you’ll get your voice search, send text, get directions and etc. When listening to music, or seeing movies on CHROMECAST, you’ll see a full screen album and movie when your device is locked. There is an immersive mode which hides everything except what you want to see. Just swipe the edge of the screen to bring back your status bar and navigation buttons. 

Android 4.4 optimizes your memory. It improves your touch and your phone becomes much faster. The new app automatically prioritizes your contacts based on the people you talk to the most. You can search for nearby places, businesses, your contacts or the people in the Google apps domain. If you get a call from a person you don’t know, your phone will look for matches from businesses with a local listing on Google maps. With the hangout app, you will never miss a message. All your old conversations and video calls will be stored. You can even share your location and send animated gifts. Emojis (colorful Japanese emoticons) are now available in the Android keyboard so texting would be more fun. You can also print documents , webpages, photos or anything now from your phone. You can print to any printer connected to Google Cloud Print, HP ePrint  Printers and to other printers that have apps in the Google Play Store. With quickoffice, you can open or save files on Google Drive or your device. With quick access to recently used files, it’s easier than ever to send the file you were just working on. I can’t wait to get the Android Kitkat on my HTC One.

Xbox 1

Jan-31-2014 By Maniha

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  • Microsoft Xbox is an amazing game set for everyone.I love to do gaming. It integrates live TV in an innovative fashion and control your cable or satellite cable box, TV and receiver. The One has a slightly better roster of exclusive launch games compared with the PS4’s.  The Xbox One goes beyond gaming with its ambitious live TV integration, but at launch it can’t deliver a knockout blow to the PS4 due to a higher price and uneven voice control. We suggest you wait for improvements, but for now, the Xbox One is better suited to forgiving early adopters.

 

Under the xbox one’s hood is an eight-core AMD CPU, 8GB of DDR3 RAM and a GPU clocked at 853 MHz. It is bulkier andess sleek than PS4. It weighs around 8 pounds and measures in at 13.4 inches wide by 10.4 inches deep by 3.2 inches tall. It is designed to be on nearly 24-7, if only because it sits in line between your cable box and TV. Microsoft is emphasizing the Kinect’s integration with Xbox One through features such as a built-in Skype client for videoconferencing, user recognition and tracking, and the ability to use voice commands and gestures to navigate the console’s user interface. New gaming functionality includes an expanded Xbox Live service, improved Kinect functionality,  cloud computing, the ability to automatically record and share video highlights from gameplay, and support for live streaminggameplay online. I would love to do gaming in it. It is just so awesome.