Published by Chitiz, on November 5th, 2013, in the categories: Useful Info
It can be downloaded from Google Play Store and iTunes App Store for free and to access the messenger service, you have to sign-up using BlackBerry ID, which will be used as a Login-ID for the messenger app. In case you don't own a BlackBerry ID, you can create one of your own by mentioning your email-id and selecting a password.
Once you have signed-in, a PIN number will be allotted to you by the BlackBerry Messenger for iOS app. In case you would like to access BBM on any other device using the same BlackBerry ID, you will be asked whether you would like to switch your online account to the new device. In short, you cannot use one BlackBerry ID on multiple android/iOS phones. Increase the number of friends in your chat list by sharing your BBM PIN via SMS, social networks, email etc. In order to let your friends send you messages on BBM, you have to first add them to your chat list. Appearance wise, the new BBM for iOS app looks as if it's been ported from a BlackBerry 10 device. Everything, from the user interface, swiping to sliding menu for contacts, chats and updates looks exactly same.
Talking about the messaging part, even though you have joined a group, you are allowed to chat with a single user at a given point of time. Moreover, you can add up to 30 people in your group chat. Other than BBM chat group, you can chat and can be in other groups as well. Features like text, emoticons, pictures, voice notes can be shared via messages at a point of time. The option of attaching files is still missing in this iOS app. You will receive a notification by placing a "D" and "R" sign next to the sent messages. You will get to know when the other person will be typing a message and will receive ping alerts once the message is being delivered to you.
WhatsApp, WeChat and Line etc. are some of the popular chat apps that feature video file sharing and contact sharing. However, these features will be missing in BBM for iOS. On the BlackBerry Operating System platform, BBM provides BBM Video and BBM Voice options that are well accepted by the BlackBerry users. But now, as the BBM has been diversified for iOS and adroid users, BlackBerry is planning to introduce BBM Voice (voice chat) and BBM Video (video chat) features in the near future.
With so much of competition all around, it would be interesting to see how BlackBerry will compete with existing competitors in the "Chatting Apps" category. Being well accepted by android and iOS users, chances are there that more number of competitors may dive in this chat application category in the future and can come up with features that WhatsApp or WeChat does not contain.
Published by Chitiz, on November 4th, 2013, in the categories: Useful Info
The new AW1 of Nikon 1 series is a 14.2 million-pixel device that features an EXPEED 3A image processor along with other significant features, which includes Slow View, Motion Snapshot, and 15FPS continuous AF etc. Electronic compass, GPS, horizon level and GLONASS are some of the other unique features of the Nikon AW1 series.
Taking shots in an adventure scenario is quite easy when features like Underwater Mode and Action Mode are available in this masterpiece. Moreover, Nikon 1 AW1 is waterproof down to 15 meters, dustproof, shockproof from two meters and freeze-proof down to -10 degree Celsius. Nikon 1 AW1 brings in 4 different ranges of cameras under this series out of which, AW1 is the one that suits best for advanced enthusiasts.
Build and Design
In comparison to the J and S model under Nikon 1 series, AW1 is considerably larger in size with flat and rectangular shape. Even the camera lens is quite bulky, adding more weight and making the camera look fairly large. Rear side of the camera has got some sensible arrangement, where all the features can be accessed via thumb. Buttons are placed far from the body, which is required for a rugged camera like AW1 that has to be used in slippery hands. Press a button, located at the right side on the backside of the camera and you can activate Action mode and can switch between different modes including movie mode, fully automatic mode and creative mode. Removing the camera's lens is not as easy as it appears to be. The lens and the mount features a rubber mount that create more friction, so as to avoid accidentally slip off the lens during use.
Even though the new Nikon 1 series features small sensor, all the 4 ranges of cameras under this series are performs fairly well. The new AW1 camera is still under expert's supervision, which makes it difficult to comment on the image quality delivered by this camera. However, by seeing the functionalities, it is believed that AW1 can click high resolution enabled pictures. Also, all the rugged credentials, especially the waterproofing is tested and well appreciated by the expert panel. There is a special "Outdoor" mode that makes menu clearly visible during dusty, muddy and unclear water photo-shoots.
It's because of the Nikon's brand name that the entire new Nikon 1 series will set a new benchmark for the company, especially the new AW1 model. Introduction of an interchangeable lens camera that is shockproof, dustproof and freezeproof is going to give a unique selling point to Nikon which might be missing in its competitor's camera range. Overall, it's the image quality that will create a huge difference between the new Nikon 1 AW 1 and other competing cameras.
As the camera is launched in the beginning of October this year, take a look at rest of the features that has not been discussed here and find out why you should recommend the new AW1 camera to your friends and relatives.
Published by Chitiz, on November 2nd, 2013, in the categories: Hard Drives
For exchanging files, videos etc. you may synchronize iPhone and iPad together, but you cannot display those files directly on TV. Certain strategy has to be followed, so as to ensure proper transfer of files without experiencing any kind of data loss in between. Creating backup is not only about making a copy of files anymore, it's more than that. This is where the concept of "network storage" comes into the picture.
Network Attached Storage (NAS) consists of a hard drive that is placed on the network for allowing it to be used by almost all the devices connected to the network. Moreover, as per the requirement, you can expand its storage size whenever required. So now, there is no need of investing money in buying expensive USB drives or hard drives. Also you don't have to burn DVDs or CDs anymore. This Network Attached Storage technique allows you to copy files and folders directly on your own network, which is faster than using other external storage devices. It does not act as a central repository for accessing files, photos, music etc. You can access all the stored files on the network from any device connected to that network. Sharing files from home/office, accessing user accounts etc. can be done easily from any device connected to the network. Another interesting feature about this Network Attached Storage is: that it allows you to create back up to a cloud-based storage service (Dropbox) and can also back it up with RAID technology, thereby placing your important files and folder at a safer place, which is pretty cool.
NAS (Network Attached Storage) box consists of a 2.5-inch and a 3.5-inch hard drive, exactly the same that you find in your PC and laptop. The only difference between the two is: PC and Laptop hard drives are designed specifically for their reliability. However for network storage, it's important to have a purpose-built drives. WD Red is considered to be the most suitable hard drive, to be used with NAS. It has been certified and goes well with many of the NAS boxes. During the process of selecting a specific hard drive for certain applications, considering the level of reliability is equally as important as placing it on that drive. This is the reason why WD Red is considered to be the most trusted drive that can be used by NAS applications.
Every component and decision related to WD Red drives was built with a determination and passion for delivering the best NAS experience using WD Red drives. In addition to this drive, the NASware 2.0 software enhances the drive reliability to a certain level and protects the loss of data due to power disruption.
So, keep your data secure and get access to all the files stored on NAS from any of the devices connected to that particular network. It's the safest and most trusted way of storing data today.
If you like playing the role of spy unofficially, the MP9 pen camcorder should be your ultimate choice to go for.
It features a tiny camera that is capable of recording video footage up to 4GB, when fully charged. Apart from doing all the spy stuffs, you can also use this pen for writing purposes. Untwist the pen into two halves: the top half has a built-in camera for recording purposes and works as a pen drive, whereas the bottom half is actually used as a pen for writing etc. Once you are done with your spying activity, plug-in the top half into a USB port and transfer it to your laptop/PC.
Before getting started, there are some guidelines that should be followed while recording without taking prior permission. In public places such as restaurants, malls, market, usage of MP9 should be fine but not at places, where some privacy is expected. Always remember that it's you who would be doing the recording, so never indulge in any kind of offensive situation. Using Spy Pen involves certain level of risk as such kind of activity is not conducted by people in general. But if it's related to fun and revealing secrets of your friends, MP9 is going to be proved as a good companion of yours. In order to turn the camera on, click the button available on the top of the pen. Also, there is a light installed on the other side of the camera that indicates standby mode in yellow and recording mode in blue color. You can easily switch between video shooting and photo mode. Just unscrew the pen and flip a tiny switch available inside.
Talking about the photo quality, images are not too shabby. Instead they are quite impressive, knowing the small size of the camera. Expecting high resolution pictures to be clicked is of no use, but yes, the camera is capable of clicking damn good pictures. The camera uses 1280x960 for photos and 640x480 for videos. The MP9 does not handle motion pretty well. Due to the limited audio range, recording conversation in a few feet distance would be a great idea. Switching between video and photo modes is a cumbersome task to perform. Reason being, the switch is quite small and even the marks are not marked. So you may find it difficult to know exactly which mode is currently activated.
It's important to keep the recorded or clicked data secured by some sort of encryption technique. Encrypting data will not only secure the data but will also save it from getting hacked while transferring the data between sender and receiver. Moreover, wireless mode of transfer should be available.
If not used as a camcorder, MP9 can be used as a 4GB flash drive as well. So in any case, this spy pen would not be your downfall for sure. Make out the maximum use of this spy pen, the way you want. Anyways, it has to be made sure that you are making the best use of MP9, in a positive way.
Published by Chitiz, on October 27th, 2013, in the categories: Useful Info
On one side, there are some colorful accessories available for the new iPhone 5C that are as sporty as this Smartphone itself. On the other side, there are some accessories that are not as colorful as iPhone 5C but are especially designed for this Smartphone, keeping in minds its high standard and a whole new set of featured embedded inside.
Headset such as Jawbone Icon and Griffin WoodTones delivers excellent audio quality and suits best to be used with this Apple's Smartphone. Whenever it comes to great earphones, the new Plantronics BackBeat Go 2 and RHA MA 150 are the first two names that come in our mind. Highly known for their great performance and sporty looks, iPhone 5C is the right Smartphone to go with these. With the Phonesuite Flex Pocket Charger, you don't have to worry about the battery getting discharge while you are on the go. It can clip on your iPhone 5C and allows you to talk for longer duration that what the built-in battery allows. Also, this tiny device has a built-in lightning connector having the capacity of 2,600mAh that offers a talk-time nearly doubles the iPhone 5C's battery installed inside. Another interesting and not-so-easily available accessory is the Pebble Smartwatch that let you control music and check messages on the iPhone 5C.
In case you are looking for a portable speaker that can be carried by you during travel, then the new Logitech UE Boom should be at the top of your portable speaker wish list. Having the size of a beer can, this portable speaker is water resistant, comes in a variety of colors and is portable enough to satisfy your eardrums. Wireless headphones are known to be the best example of portability. Wherever you go, it will go along with you and that is the reason why the new Plantronics BackBeat Go 2 wireless headphone suits to be the best additional accessory for iPhone 5C. Its nano-coating makes it water-resistant, thereby allowing you to use it even during rain.
Experts believe that metal and wood provides major contribution in making technology look more stylish. The Griffin WoodTones offer beech, walnut earcups on the outside and superb audio performance inside, suitable enough to go well with the iPhone 5C. Using AirPlay and Apple TV, you can directly stream videos and music to your HDTV and can share pictures with your friends. Other than Netflix, Hulu Plus, YouTube and iTunes movie & music, you can play almost everything that you keep on your iPhone.
Other than all these accessories and its manufacturers, even Apple is working on the iPhone 5C case, so as to make it more iconic. This case will be available in 6 different colors that will make your iPhone even catchy. Also, the silicone and microfiber material used in the making of these cases will keep your phone well protected from drops.