Archive for May, 2012

May 21, 2012

Samsung launches Galaxy Player 4.2, larger screen and front speakers

by Sam


Galaxy Player 4.2 (YP-GI1) is the newest member of the family of media players from Samsung, all models more or less “recycled” by smartphone similar private functions in mobile phones. After making at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona in early 2012 the MP3 player and video debuts today in South Korea (Samsung’s birthplace) and so far only state to enjoy the availability of the new player

The 4.2 in the model name refers to the inch diagonal screen and then goes to place the media player between models 4 and 5 inches, which because of a confusing choice of nomenclature in our country are known as Wi-Galaxy S Fi 4.0 and 5.0.

The model is available in two cuts of memory: 8 and 16GB expandable via micro SD. The resolution of 800 × 480 pixel display enables the IPS micro-tablet to be used without too many problems in web browsing over Wi-Fi. Among other features include a VGA front 2MP, Bluetooth, front speakers and a 1500mAh battery.

On the software side we find the usual Android OS, but in an older version: Nothing but Gingerbread Ice Cream Sandwich 2.3. Galaxy Player 4.2 will have a series of preloaded content including FIFA 2012 and Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit and is sold at a cost of 269.000 and 299.000 won, the equivalent of 180 and 200 €.

May 2, 2012

5GB free storage than Dropbox competitor

by Sam

For a long time there were rumors about a Google online storage as an alternative Dropbox and Google Drive is now online. It feels like Dropbox and Google Docs in combination with good organization and search, as they are known also from Gmail. desktop synchronization as with Dropbox Dropbox How to help a program for Windows or Mac OSX in the synchronization of documents, videos and other files in the cloud. There is also an Android app and an IOS app is announced. So you can even have mobile access to the stored data in the cloud. Each user gets 5GB free storage and can expand this to 25GB. It costs 2.49 U.S. dollars a month. 100GB costs $ 4.99 a month and 1TB cost $ 49.99. If you upgrade the mail store is also expanding on that memory. The fee-based options are therefore more favorable than the Dropbox competitor. the webapp with many functions and focus on search , as expected from Google is Google Drive as a variety of webapp, which is focused on the search. This is also one of the main differences perceived in a positive way to Dropbox. Google uses one drive through the browser, it feels a bit like Google Docs. You can search the entire Google Drive and finds files and documents felt easier and faster than Dropbox. Google Drive has a built-in character recognition (OCR) and also allowing you to search scanned PDF files. This is a really useful feature. Even photos are recognized when they occur. An Eiffel Tower in the photo should be found as such, even if there is no indication in the file name to see the photo. Within the webapp you can also open, numerous file formats. Also videos, Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator files are not a problem, of course, also be open all the files you can open with Google Docs. Google Docs is integrated directly and naturally allows not only the display but also the processing of corresponding files. An API also allows the use of Google Drive by other applications. So it is probably only a matter of time until developers build such functionality into your applications.