Stand back, because the boss is here. Yes, touted to be the ‘world’s most powerful mobile phone’, Samsung Galaxy SIII is here. Powered by a Quad-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A9 processor, this 4.8 inches Super AMOLED HD screen sized phone weighs just 133 grams. This powerhouse of a device is powered by Android 4.0 Ice-Cream Sandwich and brings in interesting features like S-Voice (a voice recognising software),Smart Stay (the front camera tracks your eyes and manages the screen brightness), Pop up play (plays HD videos while you text someone), etc. In the camera department, the phone carries a 8 megapixel camera, which after some amazing tweaks, takes zero shutter lag photos and is capable of recognising your best expression. Another nifty utility is the Direct Call feature (if you are texting someone and wish to call him/her, all you have to do is put up the phone to your ear; your SIII will do the rest). Despite its power draining features, the battery life lasts an astounding 11 hours and 40 minutes! Coupled with NFC support, an exquisite design and an added bonus of a 50 GB Dropbox cloud storage, the price tag seems reasonable especially if you have always wanted to buy a phone that measures up to the iPhone.
Nikon Coolpix S1000PJ (Rs. 19,950)
Most people would wonder what makes the Nikon’s Coolpix S1000pj so different from the vast number of digital cameras on the scene today. Along with a 4 GB SD card and sharper pictures with five image-stabilising features, the Coolpix is the first compact digital camera in the world to feature a built-in projector. With the simple touch of a button, the camera projects your favourite photos or movie clips on a screen, allowing you to view them on any flat surface possible. But here’s the catch; the camera’s battery won’t last long when projecting for long durations.
Floating Dry Case (Rs. 2,208)
Its monsoon season! What does that mean? Rain, all day, everyday. UGH! That really isn’t looking too good for your cell phones or cool portable gadgets. Behold the solution to your problem! Floating dry case is especially made for your mobile phones and gadgets. It is primarily used for underwater protection for your phone and can also be even used during the monsoons. In order to use this case, you simply pump out the air with the included hand pump and then the bag will seal its contents. To make it even more interesting, the floating dry case also has a stereo and microphone jack. It also has a convenient armband which prevents it from ever sinking to the bottom of an ocean, river, lake, or pool. Another user-friendly feature, is that it can still be used as normal phone, turning any smartphone camera into an underwater camera.
Android Jelly Bean 4.1 (Software)
The latest iteration of Android, announced with Google’s flagship tablet Nexus, is a hoot! The centre of attraction is the Google Now, rival to iPhone’s quirky personal assistant Siri. Google Now uses your internet usage across Google products and tailors the best content. So you no longer need to plan your schedule or search for your favourite team’s schedule every morning. ‘Now’ will do it for you automatically! Also, improved changes and patches to small aspects such as Android Beam, widget sizes, wireless syncing and screen animations, vastly make 4.1 an interesting and eagerly awaited operating system update. Although, the sad part of the story is that only Android 4.0 Ice-Cream Sandwich devices shall get the update (depending upon the manufacturer). Set for a first week of August release, Jelly Bean with its improved accessibility, support for more international languages along with a completely new user interface, is already legend-wait for it-dary.
App of the Month
Nike+Running APP (Free)
Think you can beat the timer? ‘Nike+Running’ is the perfect app to test just that. This app tracks distance, pace, time and calories burned. It stimulates the senses, gets you moving, and boosts your motivation from mediocre to soaring. This app features a GPS, pace tracker, timer, calorie-counter, pedometer, music player, and is compatible with social networking sites such as twitter, facebook and pinterest. One of the best ways to feel motivated is to be cheered on by your friends! You can easily post the start of your run to Facebook and hear realtime cheers for each like or comment you receive! Or you can activate a ‘Powersong’ to help you smash your way to a new record. You can easily view your goal progress, track every mile you log in your shoes and receive automatic weather tagging, which informs you of the local weather after your run. Think you can beat the timer? Get the app. now!
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