Monday, December 20, 2010

Internet Calling using your smartphone

Full Internet Calling has been built into the Gingerbread OS that allows you to make and receive voice call over your internet connection either via 3G (or 4G) or WiFi.

It actually works like Skype but the different is that it is built into the OS itself and thus you don't need a third party app for it. On the other hand, Skype will only allow you to make call and not receive call unless you purchase a Skype Online Number. Click here more detail on Skype Online Number.

Watch the Internet Calling in action below:-
One last thought before I end my post. With this feature, we might just sign up for a data plan and there's no more need for a voice call plan from the carrier. Do you think that carriers will disable this features?

Sunday, December 19, 2010

LG Optimus 2X - First dual-core Tegra 2 powered Android phone

LG has officially launched the world's first and fastest dual-core smartphone which will be able to offer top multimedia features. This device was previously known as the LG Star and...well let's just jump to the specs which interest most of us.


  • 1Ghz Dual-core Processor (NVIDIA Tegra 2)
  • 4-inch WVGA screen
  • Android 2.2 (Froyo), upgradeable to Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)
  • 8GB memory (up to 32GB via microSD)
  • 1,500 mAh battery
  • 8 megapixel rear camera and 1.3 megapixel front camera
  • HDMI mirroring
  • 1080p MPEG-4/H.264 playback and recording
This device will be available in Korea next month and countries like Europe and Asia will be available soon. The upgrade to the latest Android 2.3 os (Gingerbread) will be available soon as well.

This is going to bring the smartphone into a new height and we might really be able to ditch our laptop soon :)

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Lonely single men's comfort. Virtual Girlfriend saves your day!

There's a new iPhone app from Korea basically act as your virtual girlfriend. The app was launched 30th November and is already a hot with 80,000 download a day! Since this app act like your virtual girlfriend, here's what you can expect from this app.

  • You'll received virtual video call from the virtual model (Mina, 22 years old)
  • She'll whisper some sweet nothings that will brighten your day and make you feel like somewhere actually care about you
  • There are over 100 messages such as 'Good Night, Sweet Dreams' which will make you smile in your sleep
The app will be available in other countries such as UK, China and Japan and best of all, the app is absolutely free. Maybe there will have different virtual model for different countries. Who might you want to be your virtual girlfriend?

Monday, December 6, 2010

Google's eBook App

Google's eBook app is officially released and is available on Android, iOS and the Web.

However, if you are using Android, you must be running at least Android 2.1 to be able to use it.

There are over 3 millions ebook available now and you can browse the lists from the Google ebookstore.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Wirelessly Sync or Stream your music

I'm not sure about you but I find syncing or transferring music to my phones either through USB cable or through my external memory card a bit tedious and troublesome and how I wish that I have the ability to sync them without doing all these. Thank goodness my call has been answered.

Sync or Transfer your music wirelessly
Now you sync or transfer your music to your phone wirelessly thanks to Winamp. Winamp has recently released an app for Android (not available for Apple currently) and it will work with your Winamp on you PC to sync music to your phone wirelessly over a wifi connection. The app is currently in Beta version but that stopping us from trying this cool features, right. Anyway, for the detailed tutorial of how the wireless sync is done, you can check out the Winamp Blog. You can also download the app here and the latest version of Winamp for your PC here.

Stream your music wirelessly
Apple has also released their AirPlay feature which allow you to stream your music, playlist and even your music information to your i-devices through an ethernet and/or wifi connection. This means that your whole iTunes library in your mac computer will be available to you anywhere and anytime as long as you have your i-devices and are connected to the same connection. There are also AirPlay certified third party speaker docks, receiver and stereos available in the market from companies such as Bower & Wikins, Denon, Marantz, JBL, iHome and many more to come. You can get more details from Apple's Website.

Our life has just gotten easier with these features coming out. If you have an Android phone, you save yourself the trouble of syncing or transferring your music to your Android phone through a cable and if you have an iPod, iPhone or any other i-devices, you can just stream your music and you save yourself the trouble to sync your music (unless you want to carry away from your mac computer).