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HTC One Family 2012

Posted: March 1st, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: HTC, Smartphone, Technoid Gadget News, Übergadget | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on HTC One Family 2012

HTC One Family 2012 - MWC2012HTC’s new series of flagship smartphones in the form of HTC One X, S and V have overshadowed the competition in their launch at Mobile World Congress 2012. The quad-core smartphone from HTC apparently has almost everything to be the most desirable device on the smartphone market today? Among the three models showcased during the event, HTC One X is absolutely the top model of HTC’s trio of One series. HTC has packed an absolute monster in HTC One X delivering extraordinary performance. But can HTC take on the stalwart behemoths of mobile?

HTC launched the One Series in the hope of taking the fight to Samsung and Apple, the One Series, with it’s überfast graphic chips and advanced music and photography functions is hoped to dent a stitched up market. It’s a fight that HTC has been losing, sales slumped and investors dumped shares late in 2011 on concerns the firm had lost its edge.

The Taiwanese mobile tech maker is confident it’s new models – coming to market in April 2012 –  will turn around the ailing fortunes of the world’s No.5 smartphone maker, and help to boost its annual sales volumes above last year’s level. “We are confident this year will be … a much better year,” Florian Seiche, chief of HTC’s European operations said, referring to the number of smartphones sold. “Even with the Q1 not being the ideal fast start right out of the gate in January, which of course we would have preferred, even with that we are very confident,” Seiche told Reuters in an interview on sidelines of the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Surprisingly the Ice Cream Sandwich operating system has jelled well with the phone and improvements to HTC Sense has made it a much cleaner, easier to use experience than the previous version. Read the full article »»»»


Microsoft’s Curtain Call Keynote at CES gets the Pogo Treatment

Posted: January 11th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Microsoft, Technoid Computer News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Microsoft’s Curtain Call Keynote at CES gets the Pogo Treatment

The end of an Era. Microsoft has drawn the curtain on an industry institution, The Microsoft Keynote at CES. For the past 15 years they have had a grip on the podium that kicks off America’s largest consumer and electronics show. This is the show that every Technoid worth his weight in silicon attends. Like Mecca it is every noids duty to make the journey at least once in their life time. With Steve Ballmer and Ryan Seacrest taking center stage for Microsoft’s final keynote address to the CES the attending Technorati seemed to have given the final show a collective Meh. Still Ballmer did his best to emulate a living human being with an intact sense of humor.

In honor of this auspicious occasion Australian techno – doff doff – remix masters Pogo have pulled together a salute to the partnership. It’s funny, it’s moving and it will get you tapping your toes. With the highlights of 15 years of keynote events presented in 120 seconds Pogo have packed in the memorable moments. With enough source material to give the best reality TV show an entertaining run for its money Pogo selected from 11 Bill Gates speeches – blue screen of death included -, 4 speeches from pre-eminent monkey man Steve Ballmer, 8 celebrity guests – including the Rock – and far too many interview sweaters to count. Read the full article »»»»


UPDATED: Android Police OUT HTC Security Vulnerability

Posted: October 4th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Android, Breaking News, Google, HTC, Kiss My . . ., Michael Courtenay, Naked Truth, Smartphone, Technoid Computer News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on UPDATED: Android Police OUT HTC Security Vulnerability

UPDATE: HTC has admitted to some of its smartphones being vulnerable to an attack that allows a hacker to find out where you are, who you have called and sent text messages to and disable your phone remotely.

“… There is a vulnerability that could potentially be exploited by a malicious third-party application,” the company said in a statement yesterday evening. “So far, we have not learned of any customers being affected in this way and would like to prevent it by making sure all customers are aware of this potential vulnerability.”

HTC said it was working “very diligently to quickly release a security update” that would resolve the issue on affected devices. “Following a short testing period by our carrier partners, the patch will be sent over-the-air to customers, who will be notified to download and install it. We urge all users to install the update promptly.” Read the full article »»»»


Beats Audio Sensational HTC Sensation XE

Posted: September 25th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Android, Favorite New Thought, Google, HTC, Review, Smartphone, Technoid Computer News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Beats Audio Sensational HTC Sensation XE

Technoid HTC Sensation XE With Beats AudioIntroduced back in May, HTC’s 4.3-inch Sensation flagship smartphone will soon be available in an upgraded version – the HTC Sensation XE.

There are two major differences between the original and the new XE.  The main improvement will the incorporation Beats Audio, a technology that improves the audio playback on the model by enhancing both software and hardware that is supplied with the phone.

Hardware wise, the update is via  high quality new headphones, offering a much better frequency response especially on lower frequency sounds.

The software built into the phone detects when these headphones are plugged in and switches the handset from standard audio mode to Beats mode, optimizing frequencies.

You don’t have to be a music lover however to benefit from some of the other improvements that this model offers.

The original Sensation was a very slick phone, the XE steps speed by offering a brilliant 1.5Ghz dual core processor, coupled with an impressive 768MB of RAM memory – expandable to 1gb :: Read the full article »»»»


The Litigious Period

Posted: August 30th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Apple, Apple vs Samsung, Chronic, Favorite New Thought, Google, Kiss My . . ., M.Aaron Silverman, Smartphone, Tablet, Technoid Computer News, Technoid Gadget News, Übergadget | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on The Litigious Period

We missed out on the Cretaceous Period, got our start in the Devonian Period,  woke up to ourselves in the Pliocene and have been running straight toward the Litigious Period. As megaliths and behemoths battle it out over who owns what patent, and which gadget belongs to who, the consumer is likely to be the victim in what looks like warming to be a long and fierce battle. There seems to be the distinct possibility that more products would be blocked from sale, after Apple yet again blocked Samsung from selling its Galaxy. Read the full article »»»»


Facebook Makes Tinfoil Hats

Posted: March 1st, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Facebook, Social Media, Technoid Computer News | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on Facebook Makes Tinfoil Hats
FACEBOOKFacebook prepares to add VOIP services to its expanding social networking empire. All of the stories surrounding Facebook at the moment are small pieces of a puzzle, when you bring them all together an interesting picture develops.
The chatter started with your profile phone numbers being made public. While reports around the wobbly web concentrated on the privacy aspect of this action – which Facebook doesn’t give two whoots about – more important was the building of a facebook phonebook, an important part of any telephone system around the world, the Blue Pages.
The Inquirer reports a VOIP service being in testing. While the VOIP service is a logical extension to Facebook it’s importance is a little more obscure than that. For Facebook to really be aware of what we are doing it needs your phone to be routed through Facebook :: Read the full article »»»»