YotaPhone, The Dual Screen Hybrid Smartphone

While smartphones are busying with hardware and software upgrade, a Russian manufacturer Yota Devices is quietly launch it’s dual screen hybrid smartphone with e-ink back screen!

The e-Ink screen or electronic paper display (powerless display) is always switch on so that you could send content to the back screen for easier eye reading, and see notices, emails, tweets and other information in real time without picking up or even activating your phone.

The best part is even if the battery dies, the most recent information on the EPD will remain visible. You can use it to save important information. Super comfortable for heavy book readers!

This is how the back screen looks like!

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Free Google Web Designer Tool

Web design is not as difficult as you think anymore! Google Web Designer is free to download and use to replace your Dreamweaver with its web illustration tools, designer and code view, full 3D authoring support, as well as animation modes.

Google Web Designer is available in multiple platform: Mac OS,  Win 7 and Linux. It is not only a WYSIWYG editor, but also capable to create interactive HTML-5 based design and motion graphic that can run on any device, any desktop, any mobile, and any tablet.

Click here to download Google Web Designer for Free.

If you are not familiar with multimedia animation, refer to the tutorial on how to create animations in Quick mode. In Quick mode, you create your animation scene by scene. Continue reading

Apple iOS 7.1 for iPhone and iPad new features

Apple has just release its iOS update version iOS 7.1 with bud fixes and new features after 6 months of iOS 7 released! iOS 7.1 update is available for iPhone 4 and above as well as iPad 2 and above. You may upgrade to iOS 7.1 with single touch On The Air just like me if you are on iOS 7!

The upgrade need at least 1.9GB free space. Make sure you have enough space before the upgrade.

It took me about 20 mins to download the upgrade package. It automatic upgrade the operating system an reboot once complete.

The first view of my iOS 7.1. A bit darker contrast at home screen compare to the last one. The reduce transparency feature make the icons better contrast and easier to locate. Continue reading

World First 128GB Ultra MicroSD by SanDisk

SanDisk introduce the World’s first highest capacity ultra MicroSD card at 128GB ! Imagine the memory card that smaller than your thumb but allow us to store thousands of songs, music, photo, and hours of video on just a single removable memory card. :) Thanks to awesome technology that bring us whole library in a few grams weight.

Theoretically, consumers can now store 16 hours of Full HD video, 7,500 songs, 3,200 photos and more than 125 apps.

This new SanDisk Ultra microSDXC card is designed for  smartphone and tablet. It is ideal for shooting Full HD video and high-quality pictures, with twice the speed of ordinary microSD memory cards3 and offers the highest video recording performance available at 45MB per second.

Amazon online store is selling the Sandisk ultra microSDXC 128GB at $120 USD.

Nature Photography with Tamron 28-300mm Macro Lens

Nature Photography is my most interested photography topic since long ago. I love wild life, animal, insect, and nature scenery! We will have chance to know more about the creatures only when we capture them in photo.

I’ve order this Tamron 28-300mm 3.5-6.3 185D LD IF Macro Lens from eBay, the lens arrive at my door step directly from Japan just in 3 working days! Awesome delivery service. ;)

This Tamron lens is medium to long zoom range, but not so macro compare to the real macro lens. I rather call it close up lens! Good for travel, suitable for all purpose from landscape photography to wildlife photography. No need to change lens on the street anymore!

Lens is light and Bokeh is nice.

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Sony Xperia Z2 Ready to Shoot in 4K TV

What is 4K TV? 4K or 4K Ultra High Definition is a derivation of the 4K digital cinema standard. It is 4x more resolutions than 1080P Full HD TV, which resolution format is 3840 X 2160. You will almost have cinema quality graphic at Home.

The upcoming Sony Xperia Z2 smartphone is ready with the best camera so far, to shoot 4K video with the 20.7 Megapixels camera lens! ;)

Further, the timeshift features allow 720P video to be recorded in 120fps and create a slow motion effect.

Sony Xperia Z2 specifications:

Processor: 2.3 GHz Qualcomm Quad-core

Memory: 3GB RAM

OS: Google Android 4.4 (Kitkat)

Display: 5.2″ Full HD TRILUMINOS Display

Camera: 20.7 MP

Battery: 3200mAh

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Microsoft offer free 100GB Cloud Storage at OneDrive

Microsoft is offering free 100GB cloud storage for first 100,000 users that register with OneDrive (formerly known as SkyDrive)! Yes, we just got 50GB cloud storage from Box.com last month, and now have 100GB offer from Microsoft!

It is definitely war of Cloud Storage in year 2014. Unfortunately, I’m too late to apply for the 100GB free cloud storage space. Anyway, everyone here still can get 7GB free online storage and 3GB for auto camera backups.

Download OneDrive app from Apple Store iOS.

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