Samsung Galaxy S5 vs Galaxy S4

 

The Samsung Galaxy S5 was announced last night. Here are the major specs of the new device:

  • Waterproof up to 3 meters and 30 seconds.
  • 16 megapixel camera.
  • Finger printer scanner.
  • Heart rate monitor.

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  • 4 colors: black, white, blue, and gold.
  • Comes out in April.
  • No price details yet.

New from Apple: iPad Air جديد آبل: آيباد آير

iPad Air

 

Apple announced today its newest ipad: the iPad Air. It weighs just one pound. Prices for the wifi only version start at $500, while the 4G ones start at $630. Add a $100 for every extra upgrade in memory size. No info. yet on non-contract ones. The new iPad Air start selling on Nov. 1st.

iPad Air prices

Just our luck, BBM postponed

BBM rollout has been postponed. It’s a shame, because Kuwait was just an hour away from getting the official BBM app release.

Prior to launching BBM for Android, an unreleased version of the BBM for Android app was posted online. The interest and enthusiasm we have seen already – more than 1.1 million active users in the first 8 hours without even launching the official Android app – is incredible. Consequently, this unreleased version caused issues, which we have attempted to address throughout the day.

Our teams continue to work around the clock to bring BBM to Android and iPhone, but only when it’s ready and we know it will live up to your expectations of BBM. We are pausing the global roll-out of BBM for Android and iPhone. Customers who have already downloaded BBM for iPhone will be able to continue to use BBM. The unreleased Android app will be disabled, and customers who downloaded it should visit www.BBM.com to register for updates on official BBM for Android availability [source].

Fake Android BBM app on Playstore

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BBM for Android was supposed to be released today. But when I went to Playstore, the app there was a fake. It wants you to give it a rating of 5 stars before you are allowed to open it.

I don’t know when the real BBM is going to be released for real, but this is obviously a fake one (even though the developer is named as Blackberry Inc.).

Update: It looks like BB is having a rolling release. Australlia and New Zealand just got it (coz it’s already passed midnight there), so we’ll probably get it here midnight too. You can follow them on twitter [here] to get the update. Oh, and there are like 10 fake apps, other than the one I posted here!

Thank you Mariam.

iPhone 5s and 5c official videos الفيديو الرسمي للآيفون ٥ اس و ٥ سي

 

 

Click [here] for iPhone 5s and 5c colors and prices.

Special Android KitKat bars

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This is a collector’s item, if it doesn’t spoil or melt on you.

The new version of Android’s OS is called KitKat. Nestle will sell 50 million KitKat Android-special bars to celebrate the deal. Prizes will include Android phones like the Nexus 7, Android shaped KitKat bars, and Google Play credit.

I don’t know if the cars will be sold in Kuwait; but they will be available in Dubai, the UK, and the US among  20 countries.

All pics are taken from Nestle’s Android KitKat Flicker.

Revolutionary new gadget from Sony: Lens-style Cameras

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Seeing is believing. Watch the video to understand what I mean. Sony’s revolutionary Lens-Style Cameras attach to mobile phones, and turn them into full high tech digital camera. They can be mounted on the phone, or used remotely to take pictures. It’s the most amazing and interesting gadget since the iPhone and iPad. It comes in two models, priced at $500 and $750. They may sound expensive, but they’re exactly like the much more expensive cameras from Sony (only without the body).

I so want one.

New waterproof phone from Sony

Sony Xperia z1

Waterproof phones are not a new technology. Sony and other phone makers already have a few models out for 2 years now. But the new Sony Xperia Z1 is the best one so far. Its best feature is its ability to take photos and record videos underwater, something you couldn’t do with previous models. What’s more impressive is its 21 megapixel camera, which takes great night time no-flash shots. That’s something I look for in a phone (and camera).

Sony SmartWatch2

It was announced yesterday, same day as the new Samsung’s Note3, that’s why it didn’t make noise. It’s expected to be released this month, with a price tag of $730 £56o and €650. What’s even better is if you pre-order it, you get the new Sony SmartWatch 2 for free (worth $260).

 

The new Samsung Note 3

New Samsung Note 3
Here are the main changes over the Note 2:

  • Bigger and brighter screen (5.7 inches).
  • Faster Ram at 3GB.
  • Faster processor at 2.3 GHz quad-core.
  • Better camera at 13 megapixles.
  • Higher resolution screen, full HD super AMOLED.
  • Lighter and smaller, yet with a bigger screen
  • Run two apps at the same time, side-by-side.
  • New pink color, with 13 new back cover colors.
  • Faux leather back.
  • Lowest storage is now 32 GB instead of 16.

In addition to hardware changes, there are several software changes too. A hovering menu (Air-command) pops up when the pen is taken out, some tweeks to common phone apps, and better Samsung owned apps connectivity. All in all, it’s an improvement to an already great phone. I don’t know the price, but the phone comes out at the end of this month.

Here are links to some good short reviews from [knowyourmobile], [engadget], and [theverge]. And here’s the phone’s official viedo from Samsung.

 

Instagram’s first ever movie trailer

 

This is the first ever movie trailer posted on Instagram, using its new video feature that was introduced last month. The groundbreaking movie trailer is for Ashton Kutcher’s Steve Jobs movie.