What Makes the Nokia Lumia 1020 so Great?

Nokia Lumia 1020. Photo by WPCentral.com.

Nokia Lumia 1020. Photo by WPCentral.com.

 

Over the past few years, we’ve heard about these great advancements in smartphone cameras, but have rarely been “wowed” by the resulting changes. While companies like Apple continue to provide users with a less than amazing camera, Nokia is out to change the game, and they’re swinging for the fences with the Lumia 1020 available for AT&T.

Now, before we get into the nitty gritty, you should know, I don’t have an affinity to any one cell phone manufacturer; I find flaws as well as great elements in each smartphone I get my hands on. I’ve owned Nokias, BlackBerries, Sanyos, Samsungs, Motorolas, well, you get the point. But when a company takes the initiative to come out with what is being heralded as the best smartphone camera ever, we have to take note.

Sure, you won’t give up your professional camera for the Lumia 1020, but the picture clarity of the Lumia 1020 is unparalleled. You’re bound to find some grainy elements to your photos when you do extreme zooming, but luckily, the 1020 excels with its zooming capabilities. With a 41-megapixel sensor that includes image stabilization, there is no other smartphone camera on the market that can compare. Nokia claims the 1020’s camera sensor format is five times larger than that in your average smartphone, but the megapixels aren’t the only thing to take note of.

The Nokia Lumia 1020 comes with its standard Carl Zeiss optics; however, this model contains six Zeiss lenses, Xenon flash, and another separate LED flash to provide you with clearer and brighter images, while also providing you the ability to record high-def 1080p video footage. The Lumia 1020’s camera also gives you plenty of manual settings and controls to mess around with, all with the ability to complement the phone’s ability to auto-focus. And if you still enjoy your front-facing camera, don’t worry, Nokia has your back with a 1.2-megapixel camera on the face of the phone. Nokia bundled all of this capability within a 5.6-ounce phone that is taller and nearly as thin as the iPhone 5, but where most phones have a flat back, the Lumia 1020 isn’t flat, thanks to the camera mounting to the back of the phone.

So, with all that said, what makes the camera so incredible? Well, it starts by putting your megapixels to good use. Whenever you capture a photo with the Lumia 1020, you’re actually shooting two photos simultaneously. One of which is in full-resolution (34-38 megapixels depending on your shooting format), while also providing you with a high-quality 5-megapixel image that is easy to share with your social networks. Through the Nokia Pro Camera application, you have the ability to make adjustments to the flash, focus, shutter speed, white balance, exposure and ISO, but best of all, you can see the difference each adjustment makes to your photo before you take it.

The benefit of working with a 41-megapixel camera is that Nokia’s Lumia 1020 allows you to zoom in on your photo to the right spot, and create a new image out of the zoomed image. However, just like all things in life, this smartphone is not without flaw. After you press the shutter button to take your picture, the phone takes a good three seconds or more to display your image. And while the phone comes stocked with 32GB of internal memory, you cannot add a memory card, meaning you’re stuck with your 32GB of memory. Now, if you use your camera like there’s no tomorrow, you may feel duped by Nokia, as the use of a 41-megapixel camera means your memory is limited due to the photo size for each captured image. All that said, the Lumia 1020 still sports the ability to take photos up to 38 megapixels in quality. What your decision will ultimately come down to is whether or not you can live with somewhat limited storage space. If you can, and you love your smartphone’s camera, you should definitely get your hands on the Nokia Lumia 1020 and see the difference in your photos.

H7000 4.3″ Capacitive Android 2.2 Smartphone [Review]

Android is taking strong steps in conquering the whole smartphone market. On one hand there is iOS and Windows that don’t attract anyone while on the other hand there is Android, the hot favorite mobile OS for both users and developers alike.

The reason behind such an immense popularity of Android is that it is not limited to certain brands, it is open source software that allows almost everyone to use it in their smartphones. Thus making it the most affordable OS.

Almost all the people, rich-poor alike can afford an Android smartphone but can’t afford and iPhone or any Windows phone. Today, we are talking about yet another smartphone running on Android OS and is cheap but built with the hottest and the most powerful software today.

Android 2.2 Smartphone

H7000 Android 2.2 Smartphone Specifications:

The Smartphone is run by the best and the most powerful mobile operating system today, so there shouldn’t be any doubt about it’s performance. But still let’s have a look at its features and specifications.

Special Features Android 2.2 OS, Dual-camera, has photoflash light, 4.3″ LCD capacitive screen display, supports GPS
Processor MTK6573 / 600MHz
LCD Screen 4.3-inch capacitive touchscreen
Network Bands 2G: GSM Quad-band, 850/900/1800/1900MHz 3G: WCDMA: 2100MHz
Memory 512 MB
Memory Expandable To 16 GB
Sim Slots (Dual) 2 SIM Slots + Dual Network Standby
Resolution 800 x 480
Touch Control Capacitive Touch screen
Camera Dual-Camera, 300K Pixels Front Camera. 3.0 Mega Pixels Backside Camera. Picture Max Resolution: 1536 x 2048 pixels
AC Charger 100~240V AC Battery Charger included (2-Flat-Pin Plug)
Batteries 2 x 1500 mAh lithium ion rechargeable batteries included (actual 1000 mAh)
Speaker Built-in 1 Speaker
Data Connections WiFi 802.11b/g,Bluetooth v2.0 WAP, GPRS, SMS, MMS
Phone languages Arabic / English / French / Russian / Indonesian / Spanish / Turkish / Italian / Portuguese / Chinese / German / Malay / Thai
Packing List Includes 1 x Earphone Headset
1 x Screen Protector
1 x English manual
1 x USB Charging/Data Cable
Manufacturer’s Warranty 12 months excluding physical damages

My take on H7000 Android 2.2 Smartphone:

The price at which this smartphone is available is too good and if you are looking for a power-packed smartphone that fits your budget, then this smartphone is an ideal choice.

This Android 2.2 smartphone is a superb gadget after seeing all the features listed above. Also it is shipped for free in India and almost any other country. I would suggest you that if you have a tight budget and are looking for an ideal smartphone that has all the features that a high-end smartphone has then my friend, this smartphone is for you.

Low on budget, high on performance – the best bargain for your hard-earned money.

Apowersoft Review : Free Online Screen Recorder

If you are connected to the world of Internet marketing then you would know the true value of making videos and uploading it online. But to understand the importance of videos, you don’t need to be aware of Internet marketing.

There are many people out there who record any tutorial and then upload it to video sharing sites like Youtube just to share their knowledge with others. If you too want to record a video and share it but don’t know how to record your desktop, then I have one online screen recorder  for you.

Apowersoft

Apowersoft : Free Online Screen Recorder

Apowersoft free online screen recorder is one of the most suitable tool for people who want to record their desktop activity. The recorder is a boon for everyone who wants to share any thing they are good at with others via a tutorial video.

Some features of Apowersoft:

Apowersoft Screen Recorder is a very powerful tool that gives you the ability to create videos and edit the video and also real time editing. Some of the features are as below.

Record the desktop - If you want to share any tutorial like say photoshop tutorial in the form of video, then you can use this tool and with a few clicks, you can start recording the video. Also if you are viewing any live match and you need to take a break without losing any moment, just use the tool and start recording.

Choose the desired Output - Convert your recording into any format you desire. Apowersoft allows you to convert the video in more than 20 formats like 3gp, mp4, mp3 etc.

Take Screenshot - This tool not only helps you record your screen but also takes the screenshot of it. Further more, it allows you to snap either a region or the whole screen and also allows basic editing of the screenshot.

Edit the Videos - You don’t need to have any other software to edit your recorded videos as Apowersoft has that feature too. Add text, highlight any thing in the video or mark something with the help of arrows.

Advantages and Disadvantages of Apowersoft:

Every coin has 2 sides, so with advantages everything has disadvantages as well. Apowersoft has many benefits and advantages but at the same time there will be some disadvantage of the tool as well.

Advantages:

  • The tool is completely Free.
  • Has no setup process.
  • Doesn’t eat up your RAM.
  • No limit in the length of recording.
  • 4-in-1 tool – Screen Recorder, Screenshot, Editor, Converter.
  • User-friendly.

Disadvantages:

  • The Apowersoft Screen Recorder is an online tool and cannot be used offline. You should be connected with Internet in order to use the tool. If you are not connected, then you can’t use it.

IPUM7025AV 7″ Resistive Screen Android 4.0 GPS Navigator [Review]

Android is becoming more and more popular these days because of its user-friendliness and the latest updates that are rolled out frequently. Not to say that its the best but it has all the quality of being the top mobile operating system today.

The popular mobile operating system is not only used in mobile phones but is being used in cameras and GPS navigators as well. Here is a cool navigator that is operated by Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.

Here is one great GPS Navigator that runs on Android 4.0 and shows the whole map with routes. Plus it comes with a package included with lots of surprises. So have a look at this feature-loaded Android 4.0 GPS Navigator.

Android 4.0 GPS Navigator

IPUM7025AV Android 4.0 GPS Navigator Specifications :

Operating System Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
CPU S1 cortex-A8 1GHz
GPS Module MediaTek MT3351
RAM DDR2 512 MB
Memory 8 GB Built-in Flash Memory
Memory Expandable To 32 GB
Screen Size 7 inch
Resolution 800 x 480
Touch Control Resistive Touch screen (5-Point touch)
Support Map IGO
Support Region Europe
OSD Language French, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Polish, Finnish
Battery Type Li-ion
Battery Life 5 Hours
Loudspeaker, Microphone Built-in
Battery Capacity 4000 mAH
Packing List Includes 1 x GPS Navigator
1 x EU Plug power charger (100~240V / 90cm)
1 x USB cable (80cm)
1 x Car charger (12~24V / 90cm)
1 x Car bracket
1 x Stylus pen
1 x Clip
1 x English user manual

Final Words

My final words on this navigator is that it is a feature rich Android 4.0 GPS navigator and the price at which it comes is completely great. Have a look yourself and decide whether it’s really for your need or not.

RK3066SDK 9.7″ Capacitive Screen Android 4.1 Dual Core Tablet PC [Review]

2012 was a great year if we look at all the great launches in the mobile and tablet market. Some big and most awaited smartphones and tablet PCs hit the stores this year.

It clearly shows that smartphones and tablet PCs are the next thing that people look forward to buy. Gone are the days where people felt proud when they had a Desktop PC in their house. Nowadays a desktop PC is quite common thing found in every house. Laptops are picking up pace but today we are talking about the growing tablet market.

Android Operating System has gained great popularity. Excluding Apple smartphones, almost all the smartphones today runs on Android OS. This is enough to tell you how successful and popular the operating system is.

Android 4.1 Dual Core Tablet

So let’s see one such smart device, a tablet that runs on the latest Android 4.1 OS. The tablet we are talking about is quite affordable and at the same time is packed with great features.

RK3066SDK Android 4.1 Dual Core Tablet PC Specifications :

Operating System Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
CPU Type Dual Core
Processor Model RK3066, Cortex-A9
Processor Speed 1.6 GHz
Memory 1 GB DDR3 SDRAM
Memory Expandable To 32 GB
Screen Size 9.7″
Resolution 1024 x 768
Touch Control Capacitive Touch screen (5-Point touch)
Supported Network Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n), External 3G
Camera 2 MP
Battery Li-ion Polymer, 6800 mAH
Battery Life 6-10 Hours, 150 hours Standby
Speaker, Microphone Built-in
Slots/Ports 1 x TF card slot, 1 x HDMI port, 1 x Micro USB port, 1 x HOST, 1 x 3.5mm earphone jack, 1 x DC power port
Packing List Includes 1 x Tablet PC
1 x 100~240V Power adapter (2-flat-pin plug/90cm-cable)
1 x USB cable (75cm)
1 x OTG cable (10cm)
1 x Chinese/English user manual

My Final Words

The above Android 4.1 Dual Core Tablet is one feature and power-packed tablet PC. It is one device that offers great features at an affordable price. Just for $195.

I would surely suggest you should try out the tablet PC for yourself. And be sure to leave your comments.

DVDFab DVD Copy Review

This software is definitely for all the movie lovers out there, including me. DVDFab DVD Copy is a very powerful tool that allows you to copy a DVD, burn the contents on a blank disc, clone the DVD, customize the ISO file etc.

DVDFab DVD Copy allows you to rip, copy and burn discs. You can copy a DVD to an ISO file on to your hard drive and later burn it on a blank disc. With this powerful software, you can even compress the contents.

You can easily make DVD backups, rip the contents, make an image ISO file, store it on your hard drive and burn the contents on blank discs. What else do you want ? DVDFab is by far the best solution for you to keep a backup of your priceless DVD collection. The software is used and trusted by millions of users worldwide.

DVDFab DVD Copy

 

Key Features of DVDFab DVD Copy :

Copy DVD to Hard Drive

If you want to copy the contents of a DVD to another but don’t have a blank DVD at hand, no need to worry as this powerful software has a solution for that. You can make an ISO image file of the DVD ans save it on your hard drive and later when you have a blank disc you can burn it right that instant.

Clone DVD into 1:1 ratio

DVDFab DVD Copy gives you the ability to copy DVD-9 to DVD-9 and DVD-5 to DVD-5 in 1:1 ratio without any kind of loss. You can even compress the DVD-9 to DVD-5 with outstanding video quality output and no loss.

Personalize Your DVD

DVDFab DVD Copy allows you to personalize your DVD backup. You can easily change the audio, select different languages, change the playback order, copy only certain chapters, remove annoying content and lots more.

Customize your DVD with 8 DVD copy modes

There are 8 different types of Copy modes available to choose from. You can choose any mode on how you want to the DVD to be copies.

  1. Full Disc – Copies the whole content
  2. Main Movie – Just copies the longest movie title
  3. Clone – It makes a 1:1 perfect bit-to-bit copy
  4. Split – It copies a DVD-9 to two DVD-5 with superior quality
  5. Customize Split – Let’s you copy a DVD-9 to two DVD-5 in a customized way.
  6. Merge – It combines several titles in one disc.
  7. Customize – Let’s you create the DVD the way you want with the stuff you want.
  8. Write Data – Burn’s an existing ISO image file from your hard drive to the blank disc.

Very Easy to Use

This particular DVD Copy Software is very easy to use with its user-friendly interface. Even a new user will be able to take DVD backups with DVDFab DVD Copy while the expert users will love the way it executes the complex tasks.

DVDFab DVD Copy System Requirements :

  • Windows 8/7/Vista/XP (32-bit/64-bit)
  • Pentium II 500 MHz
  • 512 MB of RAM
  • 20 GB of Free Hard Disk Space
  • A DVD-R(W) or DVD+R(W) Drive

OIO Publisher Review : Best Ad-Management plugin !!!

When we talk about making money from our blogs, we always think of programs like Google Adsense and advertising programs like BuySellAds. There are many blogs whose main income stream is selling out advertisement space. For selling advertisement banners, bloggers use services like BuySellAds. But getting approval from it is as tough as getting approved by Adsense. Not anymore. Here is an awesome plugin that can manage all your ads from a single place – OIO Publisher plugin.

When you have a blog that attracts a lot of traffic, you will receive many advertising offers daily. Sometimes that too irritating, because replying to each and every mail is a tedious job. Plus, the offers are of different types like purchasing banner ads, text-link ads or a sponsored post. You might get confused about all this chaos.

So for you, here is a revolutionary plugin that will take care of all your worries, and will notify you when a sale is made. All you have to do is install the plugin, do some settings, create some ad-spots and forget about it.

OIOpublisher

What OIO Publisher can do ???

I can’t say anything about the plugin. It’s so easy to use that any blogger will be able to set it up within a matter of minutes.

Setting up Ad zones

It’s really quite easy to set up the ad zones with the plugin. You don’t need to do any coding. All you have to do is add different values in the plugin dashboard, save it, drag the OIO ad box to the sidebar or wherever you want and wait for the advertisers to buy them.

OIO Publisher - Setting ad zones

As you can see, you can select the create different ad zones, and customize it according to your need – like selecting the different banner sizes, cost per month, per impression or per click. Great isn’t it ??

Theme selection

When you install the OIO Publisher and set it up you will get a custom advertise page from where advertisers can directly buy ad-spots. You can change the look of it. There are 3 custom themes available to do that. Or if you have the knowledge of PHP and CSS, then you can design the page as you like.

Payment Options

OIO Publisher supports many payment options. You can accept payments via :

  • PayPal
  • AlertPay
  • EntreCard
  • Google Checkout
  • 2Checkout
  • Authorize.net
  • Or Offline Payments

Advanced Settings

The plugin also allows you to set different settings for more convenience. The advanced settings of the plugin include :

  • You can decide if you want to allow the advertisers to edit their banners after purchasing.
  • You can accept payments only after you approve the ads.
  • Open ads in a new window and adding a nofollow attribute to the links.
  • You can allow advertisers to upload their images to your server.
  • To avoid spammers, you can also add a security question.
  • Plus, many more features. Explore it yourself ;)

How OIO Publisher plugin works ??

OIOpublisher

When you install and setup the plugin and create your desired ad spots, you will see a widget which you have to place wherever you want – sidebar or header. This widget will display the “Advertise here” banner.

When a potential advertiser clicks on your banner, he will be redirected to your sales page, which is generated by the plugin automatically. This page is a simple form where the advertiser has to fill in the required details and submit it for review. If you find the ad appropriate, you can approve it and the ad will be displayed on your blog.

If the advertiser has subscribed for regular ad banner for month to month payment, then OIO publisher will check the payment gateway to see whether the payment is done or not. It will also notify you if any buyer cancels his subscription and the ad will be removed automatically.

My Final view on OIO Publisher plugin.

The plugin is a superb and a must for every blogger. I would strongly recommend it for those who want a hassle-free environment for selling ad spaces. There is everything in the plugin you would look for. It allows you to sell banner ads, text-link ads, sponsored posts and Inline Ads as well. So I would surely say that why to go for BuySellAds, when you can control everything with the help of OIO Publisher.

The plugin, however is a premium plugin which will cost you $47, but I have a great offer for you. You can use the coupon code GREEN-TB10 and get the amazing plugin, OIO Publisher at just $37.

Buy OIO Publisher now