Archive for September, 2011

Top Touchscreen phones for 2011

September 22nd, 2011

Samsung Galaxy S2

The Galaxy brand has restored our faith in Samsung’s ability to make great phones, and with Google’s Android OS and some impressive touchscreen technology, the S2 continues that trend. Housed within a supremely slender form, the 4.27-inch Super AMOLED Plus screen is an ideal surrounding for viewing your 8-megapixel snaps. Running on Android 2.3 Gingerbread and packing a 1.2Ghz dual-core Exynos processor ensures there is plenty of zip for your web browsing and with eye-popping colours it’s perfect for watching a plethora of video formats on the go.

Apple iPhone 4

There’s plenty to laud over Apple’s latest smartphone creation, particularly the 3.5-inch capacitive touch screen and Retina Display which is a vast visual improvement on the 3GS. Admirably serving all your multi-touch, pinch, zoom, cut and pasting needs, the 800:1 contrast ratio and 960x640p resolution makes the iPhone 4 a suitable partner for all your widescreen movie-watching and looking back at your freshly-snapped photos – and web browsing is still a dream on this pin-sharp display.

Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc
Despite the Xperia Play hogging the media limelight, the Arc has captured our imaginations from the latest range of Sony Ericsson handsets much in part to the gorgeous 4.2-inch touchscreen display.
With a curved-body design making it one of the most comfortable to grip in your hand, the new Reality Display which uses LED backlighting along with the Mobile Bravia Engine, should serve your video playback, browsing and deliver a slick response to touch.

Samsung Galaxy S
Setting the benchmark for immensely bright displays, the Galaxy S houses a 4-inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen that does not disappoint. Its 480×800 WVGA resolution is someway behind the iPhone 4 (640×960), but you can still expect vivid colours, true blacks and outstanding contrast ratio.
It’s no longer at the top of the pile when it comes to awesome picture quality, having been usurped by its Galaxy S2 brother, but this is still one of the best touchscreen phones to show off in the pub if you want to bedazzle your mates with awe-inspiring picture quality.

LG Optimus 3D
While Nintendo brought glasses-free 3D to gaming, LG was the first to bring the display technology to smartphones in the shape of the Optimus 3D.
Sporting a hulking 4.3-inch Super LCD display, the Android 2.2-powered handset delivers a surprisingly bright and vivid picture for your web browsing and movie watching, while parallax technology helps gives games and video the 3D effect without the need for the pesky glasses – although the battery life suffers when chugging through 3D content.

A dual-core processor gives the Optimus 3D suitable grunt in the power department, while dual 5-megapixel cameras mean you can shoot 3D 720p video, take 3D stills and convert 2D movies into 3D to complete the eye-popping experience.



Google Nexus S
Having resurrected the Nexus brand, new suitor Samsung has packed Android 2.3 behind a curved 4-inch 800×480 WVGA Super AMOLED display.
With 235ppi, the screen is exceptionally bright and sharp and as we’ve come to expect from AMOLED displays provides excellent contrast ratio for your pictures.

A wide range of video format support should make for prime viewing delivering deep blacks, while Samsung claims that it has 75% less glare than other screens, so should make it perfect for the sunny-ish days we’re given in good ol’ Blighty.

BlackBerry Bold 9900
Staying true to the design which made the 9000 so popular, the Bold 9900 adds the new BlackBerry OS 7 giving the handset a serious multimedia makeover.

The big selling point for the Bold 9900 is it packs a 2.8-inch screen with VGA resolution which delivers crystal clear clarity and matches the iPhone 4 for sharpness, making it ideal for web browsing and media viewing (albeit not great for movie marathons).
OS 7 also sees the addition of a 5-megapixel camera with LED flash, the ability to record 720 HD and a distinctly new look interface, all which is housed in a premium chassis that makes this one of the best BlackBerry phones on the market.

HTC Desire S
Inspired by the HTC Legend in the looks department, the new aluminium design is complimented by a 3.7-inch Super LCD display. It may not deliver eye popping colours like the S2 but it still offers bright viewing for 720HD video playback and web browsing.

A new Qualcomm 1GHz Snapdragon processor is in tow to deliver speedier browsing an improved overall performance, and with Android 2.3 Gingerbread and HTC Sense 2.1 overlaying the whole experience it’s an impressive all round Desire S package.



Samsung Omnia 7
In the battle of the Windows Phone 7 handsets, the Omnia 7 has one feature that set itself apart from the rest, a gorgeous 4-inch Super AMOLED capacitive touch screen.
The 800×480 resolution has colours looking bold and vivid, delivering deep contrast ratios, and showing off the Windows Phone 7 UI’s slick, angular design.

A tactile feel under the fingertips makes it easy to swipe around screens and get familiar with the new OS – if only getting video on there didn’t feel like you were trying to paint the Sistine Chapel from the floor. Blindfolded.

LG Optimus Black

Stealing the esteemed honour of world’s slimmest smartphone from the Apple iPhone 4, there’s much more to the Optimus Black than its slender form factor.

Measuring in at just 9.2mm thickness, the Android 2.2 handset hosts a 4-inch 800×400 resolution NOVA display, giving it one of the clearest LCD screens on the market and making it ideal for video and internet browsing.
Smartshare means you can share content to a PC or a TV wirelessly, while there’s a 5-megapixel camera with single LED flash in tow.


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Google+ Vs FaceBook Features – Boost your social networking experience

September 17th, 2011


Google+ Photo Importer for iPhone

If you store your photos on multiple sites such as Facebook, Flickr, Instagram or Photobucket, there’s a new download available in the Apple App Store that lets you upload 100 photos in less than a minute to your Google+ account. This tool is especially handy if you plan on shifting your social networking focus to Google+.
The Google Plus Photo Importer by Dropico costs 99 cents, and while uploads I tested generally took longer than the advertised 60 seconds, it was still impressively fast.

Find People on Google+
Looking for more connections on Google+? While its own search feature only lets you find people by name, you can dig a bit deeper to find groups of people with certain characteristics at FindPeopleOnPlus.
Here, you can not only search for people by name, but you can also search by profession, location, relationship status, gender, education, employer, occupation and more, which makes growing your network and tailoring it to your needs a lot easier.
You can also choose to add yourself to its directory. This will keep your FindPeopleOnPlus profile updated and in-synch with your Google+ profile.

Akin to, a site that measures your social media influence, PlusClout measures the influence a user has on Google+ and rates it from 0 to 100.
When you visit the site, PlusClout will ask you to insert your Google+ ID in order to generate your score. Your ID is the string of numbers that appear in the URL of your profile page.
PlusClout says that while its formula is still evolving, right now it calculates your number based on 15 million public Google+ profiles and items shared, such as posts, comments, +1s, the number of followers you have and the frequency and volume of information sharing.
You can also browse people with the highest PlusClout in categories such as bloggers, designers, entrepreneurs and the most-followed users on Google+. Click on any of these names and you will see their current PlusClout score, a graph of their score over the last five days, and websites associated with that person.

Google Translate for Google+
If you want to connect with people from around the world but find that language is a barrier, this is a must-download Google Chrome extension.
Google Translate for Google+ is a powerful tool that inserts a button into your Google+ streams, letting you quickly interpret a chunk of foreign text.
Currently, this extension will translate more than 30 languages, including German, French, Polish, Italian and Spanish




Facebook’s new friends lists

Smart Lists group some of your friends automatically
If you choose to partake in Smart Lists, Facebook will generate four separate lists for you: work, school, family and city. Facebook puts people into these lists based on information they have in their profile. For example, if you list Harvard University as your alma mater, and so do 25 of your Facebook friends, they will be grouped under “school.” The same goes for family members, work colleagues and people who live near you.

These four lists will be updated automatically, so there is little or no maintenance – a big improvement from before. You can also add or remove friends manually to make the list more accurate.

Two additional lists let you separate best friends from acquaintances
While Facebook is touting its Smart Lists as its main attraction, it’s also rolling out two lists that you curate on your own to distinguish close friends from people you don’t know well.

By including people in your Close Friends list, you can sort your News Feed for only their posts, as well as choose to receive notifications when they post updates, so you don’t miss anything.

Facebook recommends adding people such as old classmates and business contacts to the “Acquaintances” list. By doing so, you’ll see fewer updates from them in your News Feed. You will, however, see updates when they post something important, Facebook says, such as when they get married or move to a new city, so you can remain in touch.

“Restricted” list limits visibility to people such as your boss
A lot of people panic when they receive an email saying your boss has friended you on Facebook. Instead of keeping their request to connect in limbo, you can now add them to a “Restricted” list.

People you include on this list will only see your public posts, which means it’s important to use the “View Profile As” feature to ensure what you think is private, actually is. You’ll still be able to send them messages or tag them in a picture or post if you want to.

Lists you already created are still valid
If you took the time to create and maintain lists before the new Lists launch (such as a Limited Profile list) you can still use them to restrict access to pictures you post, status updates, notes, etc.

Understand List privacy
Say you post a status update to your Acquaintances list. No one you put on that list will be able to see the name of the list. They will, however, be able to see each others’ names.

The reason for this is to “give them more context.” According to Facebook, if you see that a post is shared with your five closest friends, you’re more likely to comment freely on it than you would if you didn’t know who else could see the post.

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Keep Your Teeth White Naturally

September 6th, 2011

There are many effective methods of teeth whitening available, but some come with heavy price tags. Here are some steps you can take at home to whiten teeth naturally without breaking the bank.
Things Youll Need:

Lemon Juice
Baking soda
Hydrogen peroxide

Step 1:
Limit your consumption of drinks that stain tooth enamel. A few of these include coffee, tea and red wine. If you simply can’t cut back on these beverages, consider drinking them though a straw to limit the amount of liquid that actually comes in contact with teeth.
Step 2:
Brush your teeth immediately after eating, especially if eating foods that stain easily, such as berries.
Step 3:
Rub raw strawberries on your teeth, preferably pureed. There is an enzyme in strawberries that acts as a whitening agent. You’ll want to brush and rinse after applying the strawberries to remove the natural sugars and acids they may leave behind.
Step 4:
Eat crunchy foods that require a lot of chewing such as carrots, celery, broccoli and apples. These foods are abrasive and will remove built up plaque, which dulls the appearance of teeth.
Step 5:
Dip your toothbrush directly into baking soda and brush. The results are worth the lousy taste.
Step 6:
Combine lemon juice and one teaspoon of salt to make a paste-like substance. Brush your teeth and rinse. Again, not so pleasant on the palate, but your teeth will thank you.
Step 7:
Use hydrogen peroxide to brush your teeth. Dip your toothbrush into a small capful of the peroxide and brush as you would with regular toothpaste, being careful not to swallow. Rinse with water.


Consider using one of the several whitening toothpastes on the market that have all-natural ingredients.
Brushing after every meal and flossing regularly are the first steps in maintaining a healthy smile.