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Sep

Iphone 5S and very brief review

Iphone 5S

I really didn’t feel like doing a review of the Iphone 5 because there’s not much to review about. Anyway here are my 2 cents.

Just like a lot of people I was really excited for the last few days, eagerly waiting on the announcement of the Iphone 5.

Sadly (and yet once again) Apple disappoints.  The Iphone 5 S is nothing we haven’t seen before…..in fact one can hardly spot the difference between the current model and the new Apple Flagship device.

Lets see what’s changed and why I (along with many users) are left disappointed.

The Processor:

The Apple A7 combines a new 64-bit architecture with improved processing capabilities. Honestly speaking I found the Iphone 5 to be fast enough. If you say Apple’s presentation you saw how Phil Schiller kept on going on about the A7 chip, its 65 bit architecture and so on. Not once did he share how we the consumers would benefit from this. There comes a point in time when you really dont need more speed and power(For the time being) and I feel Apple reached that place with the Iphone 5.

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3
Sep

Brief hands on Sony Vaio Duo 13

Ultra books…………….high end notebooks with reduced bulk without compromising on performance. The Sony Vaio Duo 13 is exactly just this.

With a Core i7 processor (haswell), 8GB Ram, 256 GB SSD HD, Windows 8 and a 1920 x 1080 display weighing in at a little under 3lbs makes this an extremely portable yet a powerful device. Sony got it right this time(Last years 11 inch duo was a disaster in my opinion).

Caphgture

The ability to transform into a slate(measuring at 0.77 inches thick is what I like best about this Ultra Book. I’m not much of a windows fan but after using this for a few days I’ve actually given up my MBP retina and Ipad since this is basically a 2 in 1 device. Read more

3
Sep

Popcorn Hour A400 hands on.

The future belongs to media players. We have seen some great media players such as the Apple Tv, Roku, WD and so on but none have actually wanted to make me shift from my Bluray players to them till I used the Popcorn Hour A400.

CaaptureThe A400 is the fourth generation media player from Syabas(Now Cloud Media) and is their latest and greatest(my personal opinion). Measuring at  7.2 inches wide, 6.2 inches deep and 2.2 inches high and weighs 2.86 pounds, don’t let the size fool you. This is one powerful device.

I transferred the heaviest movie I had( Life of Pi which was in excess of 45GB) and hit the play button thinking it would take a good few minutes so play but surprisingly in less than 5 seconds it did the trick. The same file when played thru Apple TV………well I just got tired of waiting.  Read more