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>Aditya’s Top 5 Phones

>1. Samsung Galaxy S II


With no doubt at number one is the Samsung Galaxy S II, the super fast and slim beast of phone from Samsung. Packing a !.2 GHz dual core processor, an 8 megapixel camera, a front facing camera and a 4.3 super amoled plus screen, it has quite amazing hardware. It continues to impress in the software department as well, running on Gingerbread and TouchWiz 4.0, which now a much better skin. Its widely regarded as one of the best Android phones out there.


2. HTC Sensation 4G


At number two, is another amazing phone, the HTC sensation 4G. it runs on a 1.2 GHz dual processor, and has a beautiful 4.3 inch S-LCD display, an 8 megapixel camera and a front facing camera. It has Gingerbread, and HTC’s new Sense 3.0 UI on top, this brings great new customization options, a new and efficient lock screen system allowing you to launch programs directly from the lock screen and an intuitive menu interface as well as a new home screen carousel system. All in all it’s a great phone.

3. HTC HD7S

Running on the amazing Windows Phone 7 OS, at number three is the HD7S. With a 1 GHZ snapdragon processor, a 4.3 inch S-LCD display and dolby mobile sound, it’s pretty cool. The OS makes it even cooler, the live tiles update themselves from time to time keeping you up to date, Xbox, twitter and facebook integration the phone can keep you happy for a very long time, the only problem is the short battery life of the phone, but with the mango update coming in the fall, users will be more than happy.
4. Apple iPhone 4

The iPhone probably has one of the best build qualities I’ve seen. Keeping things fast is Apple’s not-so-new A4 processor that still does a very good job. But the best part of this phone is the Retina display. Every letter, picture, video website will be crystal clear, pixels are non-existent on this phone. The 5 megapixel camera takes great photos and the front facing camera is great for skyping or facetime. With the easy-to-use iOS on board, anyone can love and use this phone.
5. Samsung Google Nexus S

At number 5 is the ‘pure google experience’ phone. It gets that tag from the fact that its a stock android phone with no custom skin on top. You get pure Gingerbread on this phone. It has a 1 GHz snapdragon processor and a super amoled plus screen thanks to Samsung. Other specs include a 5 MP camera and a front facing camera, 16 or 32 GB of memory, Near Field Communications for Google Wallet payments and a contour display with a curved glass screen (its face friendly). The phones new features (NFC, curved display) make it very desirable as does the prospect of pure gingerbread.
Witten By: Aditya

Editing By: Orion69(Soham Adwani)

>Soham’s Top 5 Phones

>1. Samsung Infuse 4G

Who needs a dual core processor? especially when its already a 1.2GHz single core. In my opinion, the Infuse takes first place due too the overwhelmingly large 4.5inch AMOLED display, and longer battery life compared to the galaxy sII. The hardware on this device is simply fantastic and the only thing missing, sadly is Android 2.3 and TouchWiz 4.0. other than that, the Infuse is definitely my favourite phone.

2. HTC HD7

I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again, what’s not there to love in windows phone 7? The software is simply outstanding`, the build quality is superb. The overall simplicity and ease of use is so amazing that a person who hates touch screen phones will definitely change his/her minds after using this phone. That coupled wit HTC’s brilliant hardware and the absolutely beautiful 4.3″ display makes this phone an all rounder.

3. Motorola Milestone 2(a.k.a Droid 2)

Yes I know it’s old and may soon be outdated but people underestimate the power this baby has. This packs a single-core 1GHz processor a 5Mega-Pixel rear camera with dual LED flash and the best part? a four row physical QWERTY keyboard, this machine is a beast. it’s running Android 2.2 and Motorola’s very own MotoBlur, which some people may hate but i like, maybe its just me but its not all that bad.

4. Apple iPhone 4

yes, some of you may have been expecting this and some may be shocked to find this on the list, especially due to my recent anti apple remarks, but as a tech blogger its my duty to be unbiased. The Apple iPhone 4 is a greatly built device, I myself love the design and not to mention the absolutely gorgeous Retina Display!
for someone who’s not all that crazy about technology and just needs a phone for everyday use and entertainment I would recommend the iPhone as apple has a greatly built ecosystem , that coupled with a simple easy to use software and the best selection of apps around the globe, and the fact that it is one sexy phone makes this an all around lovely phone. plus don’t forget iOS5 is coming soon.  

5. Nokia E63

Yes, Symbian is a dying platform, but you cant take it away from the fact that Nokia has, and always will make the best quality of phones there are. The E63 is my personal favourite as it is just amazing. In fact, other than my Optimus One, this is the phone i used for the longest time, I even returned to it twice, after trying out a BlackBerry and a Sony Erricson. The phone is overall simple and easy to use as most people have used nokia. For basic needs such as sms, calling, browsing, email, etc. thiis phone is all you need, just dont make the same mistake i did and try to use this phone as your go to entertainment device. Real Player is just really buggy and the ovi store has a horrible selection of apps.

  Anyway, hoped you liked me listy, haha, any thoughts? you can leave them down in the fla fla fla a.k.a comments box

Soham.
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>Features of the new Google

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  • Voice search on desktop
  • Search by image on desktop.
  • google instant will be available on images
  • Google Instant Pages_ lets you load the page immediately(usually you wait 5 seconds)
  • loads the pages while you go through the search
  • recipe view
  • auto spell checker
  • simple search
  • unit converter built in
  • real time stock quotes
  • track your fedex/ups/etc. packages
  • get definitions (defne: internet)
  • calculate anything (cos(83)+100*3.14)
  • follow your favorite sports teams
  • locate earthquake acticity
  • get the right time from any part of world (time japan)
  • convert currency(11usd in pesos)
  • get sunrise and sunset timings
  • search by file type (starwars filetype:avi)
  • let google fill in the blanks by putting asterix
  • search for an exact phrase or quote by putting(“.”)
  • search from a specific site (GreenLantern : blitzmegaplex.com)
  • include or ignore common words (salsa recipe +avocado –tomatoes)
  • search for number range (LED TV $500..$1000)
  • find a zip code
  • shop
  • get movie times
  • check the weather
  • get flight schedules or arrival times by filling in details
  • get medication info
  • google goggles now on all mobile devices
  • google voice now on all devices

more to come tomrrow, c ya Smile

>Cloud Service Review

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Hey guys, as promised I’m here to blog more regularly.. Smile I’ve heard many complaints from people recently about finding it irritating to carry around a usb with all their important stuff and what not so I recommended cloud services, not surprisingly, many new nothing about the Cloud.

The Cloud, is not an actual Cloud, its more like an online storage space. The cloud is a place for you to store your music/photos/documents/contacts etc, this allows you to gain access to them from anywhere, as long as you have an internet connection. Almost every big named company out there has cloud services, but they all have their pro’s and cons.

Apple iCloud: Allows you to store apps, pictures, contacts and calendar events for seamless integration between iOS devices.

Pro’s: Let’s all your iOS devices stay in synch and you don’t have to re-download apps all over again

Con’s: Less storage, music storing costs $25 a year, no documents and can only be accessed from iOS devices.

Windows Live Skydrive: Offers an easily accessible place to store documents and also has a built in Web Microsoft Office, so if you don’t have Office installed, you can use it online.

Pro’s: a massive 25GB storage space, Microsoft Office 2010(WEB) and can be accessed from any device

Con’s: Only Documents(NO contacts/songs/etc.)

Google Sevices(Docs, Music, Picasa, Calendar): Offers tons of storage space and can be accessed from virtually anywhere and synched onto any major device automatically.

Pro’s: Only require one account, to access music, movies, videos, pictures, mail, contacts, documents, calendars. can be exported to different services with ease

Con’s: All access is obtained from different places. Which means all documents on google docs, calendars will be separate on google calendars, contacts will be on GMail, etc.

Just incase you’re still confused, here’s a list of my fav. cloud services

Documents-Google (docs.google.com)

Calendar-Google (calendar.google.com)

Pictures- no better place than the Face (facebook)

Movies- Windows Live Synch

Music- iTunes Mesh on iCloud, when released

Contacts- GMail.