August 2012 ~ Hackinthus

Lava Launched Xolo X1000 In Goa Teasing "Fastest SmartPhone"


Lava Xolo X1000!!


Katrina Kaif Launches Sony Xperia Z Smartphone And Tablets


Sony Xperia Z


Samsung Galaxy S4 : Event Round Up, Specs, Pricing and Availability

Samsung Galaxy S4.

Nokia Lumia 620 Review

Nokia's most affordable Windows Phone 8 device, Nokia Lumia 620

Install Instagram Unofficially On Blackberry Z10

How To Install Instagram Unofficially On Blackberry Z10 [Video] !!

Friday, August 31, 2012

Sony on its way to release a 4K television !!!

By-Harkirat singh(facebook)(twitter)

Sony is on its way to release a 4K resolution television which has the largest screen to date.
What is 4K? It's a format that's been used extensively in the cinema but is making its way into lounge rooms in a consumer-friendly3,840x2,160-pixel resolution, which is four times as many pixels found in a standard 1080p TV. Sony, among others, makes a 4K home theater projector, but the only other 4K television announced so far is LG's 84LM9600, another 84-incher that possesses more than a passing resemblance to this XBR.

The 84-inch display will provide a much more immersive, cinema-like experience for the home. But much to the chagrin of some cinephiles, the set also offers 3-D, which you’ll need to enjoy with the accompanying 3D glasses. Consumers have repeatedly shown that they’re not into popping on a pair of glasses just to attempt to enjoy 3-D at home.
Price and availability for Sony’s XBR-84X900 haven’t yet been announced, but it won’t be cheap.Toshiba’s 55-inch 4K set, announced last December, was priced at nearly $12,000. Sony says the set will ship some time this year.

Zagg Launches Backlit iPad Keyboard

By Harsh Vardhan (Facebook) (Twitter)

                    Zagg Launches Backlit iPad Keyboard


Over at the IFA tradeshow in Berlin. Zagg has launched a couple of new iPad Keyboards. And one of them, the Pro Plus, has something I have missed ever since I took to typing on my iPad in the corners of dark and seedy bars: a keyboard backlight.
Along with Apple and Logitech, Zagg makes the best iPad keyboards around. This one has the usual features: built-in rechargeable battery, magnet to sleep/wake the iPad when you marry/separate the two, and an array of iPad-specific keys, including search, home, media keys and cut/copy/paste but not including brightness.
What sets it apart, though, is the backlight, which has its own activation key down by the spacebar. Now you can type away fro hours without needing to shine a light to see what you’re writing.
The Pro Plus will ship at the end of September and will go for $130.

Source-Zagg
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How to root sony NEO/NEO V ?? Know the steps !!

This post is taken from some other blog providing all the credits to it's original author!! 

Today our tutorial How to Root Sony Xperia Neo/Neo V on Android 4.0.4 ICS 4.1.B.0.431 Firmware. Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo was launched by Sony a year ago. Xperia Neo was shipped with Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread and Sony promised that it will be updated to ICS. Both phones loaded with same specifications and features 1 GHz scorpion processor and Snapdragon chipset can handle ICS very well. Sony released the Android 4.0.3 ICS few months ago but users reported lots of bugs. Few weeks ago Sony has rolled out the new Android 4.0.4 ICS update for both Neo MT15 and Neo V MT11 devices with 4.1.B.0.431 Firmware version that fixed most of the issues. But it will revoked the root access on all rooted devices. If you want to get root access again on latest Android ICS update 4.0.4 then you can follow this guide.

If you are on Android 4.0.3 then you can update to 4.0.4 and root your device easily using the rooted kernel. The tutorial is very simple, you just need to flash rooted kernel and install Superuser SU applater you can install custom clockworkmod recovery to flash new firmware.

Warning: We are not responsible if the device is bricked or damaged. Do it as your own risk.

Pre-requisite: 

1. Required Original International Sony Xperia Neo and Neo V Device ICS running 4.1.B.0.431 Firmware with locked bootloader only. It doesn't works on unlocked bootloaders.
2. There are few data you need to backup such as Music, Videos, Images, Contacts, Call Logs, SMS, APN and MMS Settings should be backed up before starting the update process.
3. The minimum battery requirement for the completion of the process is 70%.
4. It is necessary to disable the Security suites on your Sony Xperia, for this you can follow the path Settings > Security > Mark “Unknown sources” and check it.
5. Again, under settings, ensure that USB Debugging option has been enabled by navigating to the ‘Settings > Development Options> Development > USB debugging’.

Note: For 4.1.B.0.431 Firmware there is no rooting procedure but we can root in different way by changing the kernel version to old one. Because old kernel ICS 4.0.3 4.1.A.0.562 can be rooted with flash tool.

Here goes flashing old kernel to Sony Xperia Neo/Neo V

1. Download MT11i_4.1.A.0.562_kernel.ftf from here to your PC.

2. And download one more tool i.e. flashtool-0.9.0.0-windows.exe for Sony Xperia Devices fromhere into the PC.

3. Install the Flashtool software in the PC. After installing it, go to C: Drive and open the flashtool folder. There you will get drivers folder open the folder and run the flashtool-drivers.exe. Selectthe Neo device and click on install button. It will going to install compatible ADB drivers for your specific Neo/ Neo V mobile.
4. Well its’ time to copy the downloaded kernel file MT11i_4.1.A.0.562_kernel.ftf intoC:/flashtool/firmwares folder.

5. Now run the flashtool.exe application. A medium size window will be displayed on the screen.
6. Click on thunder icon on top left side, there you will see a small dialog window with two different options flashmode and fastboot mode. Select flashmode and click ok for further step.
7. Select the MT11i_4.1.A.0.562_kernel.ftf on left side and also tick mark the No Final Verificationat right side. Click on OK button to proceed for next step.
8. A window will be opened and you need to enter fastboot mode. It indicates unplug the device from the PC, Power off the device, Press the back button and hold it, again plug the USB cable to the PC.
9. It will take 2 or 3 minutes to complete the flashing process. Device will take some time to load and it will stay at Sony logo for long period. So don’t worry be patience the device will loaded without any problems.
That’s it you have successfully installed pervious kernel on your device. It’s time to root the device with easy guide.

Steps and Instructions to Root Sony Xperia NEO V on Ice Cream Sandwich Android 4.0.4 Firmware:

1. Download the DooMLoRD_v1_Xperia-2011-ICS-ROOT-emu-busybox-su.zip file from here into your PC.

2. Extract the zip file with the help of winrar or winzip. Once extracted you will get runme.bat file in the folder. 

3. Double click and run the runme.bat file, a command prompt window will be opened.
4. Now connect the device to PC via USB cable. If “PC companion software” is prompted on the device Skip it. Press any button to start the rooting process.

5. It will be going to install Busybox and Superuser SU in the device.

6. When the process is finished it shows a dialog screen with the message “All Done". After booting the device you will able to get SU app in the app list. That means rooting has done perfectly.

Again you need to go back from current old 4.1.A.0.562 kernel to stock firmware ics 4.0.4 4.1.B.0.431 kernel. Although you didn’t go back nothing will be happen for your own satisfaction you can revert back stock kernel for perfect running of device.

1. Download 4.1.B.0.431 kernels into PC.

For Sony Xperia Neo MT15 from here
For Sony Xperia Neo V MT11i from here.

2. After download them Copy both ftf files into C:/flashtool/firmwares folder.

3.Run flashtool software and click on thunderbolt icon. Select flashmode and jump to next step.

4. On below you can select kernel based on your device. If your device is Neo then select MT15. Suppose the device is Neo V then select MT11. Click OK for starting the process.
5. After the completion of the flashing process, turn your device ON. This time your device is going to take some longer duration to open then the usual. Wait till it boot.

6. Then, download the ‘Root Checker’ app from Google PLAY Store to check whether your device is rooted or not.
Congratulation now! By following the clearly mention above process you have successfully rooted your Sony Xperia NEO and NEO V.

Do u love IPHONE ???? Buy samsung !!




This is the place where we stash all of the Android, Google, and/or mobile related news that comes our way from throughout the day, but didn’t find itself featured on our front page. There’s almost always a little something here for everyone, so have a look around. I noticed the above image making the rounds across various social networks and despite the broken English, I thought it got the point across.
Motorola files patent to squeeze ads alongside your navigation. [USPTO]
Google closes TV advertising unit. Will focus efforts on digital and second-screen initiatives. [Multichannel]
Baconreader (an app for Reddit) gets UI overhaul in latest update. [Play Store]
Dropbox announces 50GB of free storage for Galaxy Note 2 and Galaxy Camera owners for 2 years.
Adobe releases Flash back into the Google Play Store (in the UK). Limited time only. [BBC]

VIA-phandroid

Tata Docomo Offers 1GB 3G Data Valid for 30 Days Just at Rs. 90 !!

Tata Docomo, that has always adopted a different approach in bringing Mobile and Data services to its customers today announced the value for money 3G Data Prepaid Pack offer wherein 1GB 3G data costs just Rs. 90 for 30 days. Yes, you read it right 1 GB 3G Data for Rs. 90 with 30 days validity!
On recharge of Tata Docomo’s STV90, 3G prepaid customers will get 1 GB Free 3G data usage valid for 30 days as extra benefit. The STV of Rs. 90 which is presently offering 300 MB 3G Data as main benefits, it has been revised with the new offer of 1 GB  data for a limited period.
After recharging with the STV 90, customer will get 300 MB 3G Data usage instantly, and within next 48 hours he/she will  get the extra benefits of 1 GB 3G Data as promotional offer.
With this new 3G data Pack customers can enjoy seamless free data roaming over the country, you will get 3G data roaming in 9 circles (Punjab, Haryana, UP West, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh – Chattisgarh, Maharashtra -Goa, Kerala and Karnataka), while on other circle you will continue to enjoy Internet over Tata Docomo’s 2G network.
 
VIA-telecomtalk

No, Samsung did not try to pay Apple its $1bn fine in nickels

By Harsh Vardhan (Facebook) (Twitter)



Trucks on a section of the A40 highway in London
Trucks on a section of the A40 highway in London. You'd need 2,755 to carry a billion dollars in nickels. And then drive back.
As proof that some people will believe absolutely anything, the latest story doing the rounds is that following Apple's win in the mutual patent infringement case against Samsung, in which the jury assessed a $1bn fine, "Samsung paid Apple its $1bn fine by sending more than 30 trucks to Apple's headquarters loaded with nickels [5-cent pieces]". And that when Apple security was just about to freak out, Apple chief executive Tim Cook was called by Samsung who told him this was how they were paying the billion-dollar fine.
Hahahaha.
Jeez.
Well, at least one fact is right: Tim Cook is chief executive of Apple.
On to the debunking.
1) Samsung's fine ($1.049bn) isn't yet payable; the judge hasn't ruled. All we have is the jury's verdict. The judge's decision, which could include a tripling of the fine, is due on 20 September (or possibly 6 December now; it's unclear). Until then, Samsung only has to pay its lawyers. That should be less than $1bn.
2) If Samsung tried to pay the fine in five-cent coins, Apple could legitimately tell the trucks to turn around and head back to Samsung (if the trucks weren't imaginary in the first place). Here's the relevant phrase from the US Treasury web page:
Q: I thought that United States currency was legal tender for all debts. Some businesses or governmental agencies say that they will only accept checks, money orders or credit cards as payment, and others will only accept currency notes in denominations of $20 or smaller. Isn't this illegal?
A: The pertinent portion of law that applies to your question is the Coinage Act of 1965, specifically Section 31 U.S.C. 5103, entitled "Legal tender," which states: "United States coins and currency (including Federal reserve notes and circulating notes of Federal reserve banks and national banks) are legal tender for all debts, public charges, taxes, and dues."
This statute means that all United States money as identified above are a valid and legal offer of payment for debts when tendered to a creditor. There is, however, no Federal statute mandating that a private business, a person or an organization must accept currency or coins as for payment for goods and/or services. Private businesses are free to develop their own policies on whether or not to accept cash unless there is a State law which says otherwise. For example, a bus line may prohibit payment of fares in pennies or dollar bills. In addition, movie theaters, convenience stores and gas stations may refuse to accept large denomination currency (usually notes above $20) as a matter of policy.
So basically it would be Apple's choice whether it accepted the payment. (In the UK, the rules are stricter: "legal tender" - meaning payment for a court-ordered debt - mean, says the Royal Mint, that 5ps are only legal tender for amounts up to £5, for example. It's only when you get to £1 that you can pay debts up to "any amount".)
3) Some more fact-checkiing from Ken Tindell via Twitter: "A nickel weighs 5g. It would take 2,755 18-wheeler trucks (max legal tare 80,000 lbs) to carry the money."
4) Consider how much a billion dollars in nickels would weigh: you need 20bn of them, and at 5g each that's 0.005 kg x 20,000,000,000 = 100,000,000 kg = 100,000 tonnes.
5) There probably aren't that many nickels in circulation anyway. The New York Times noted in 2006 that there were about 20bn nickels in circulation at the time; rising metal prices were encouraging people to melt them for the copper and zinc. Another dose of reason.
6) The amount of copper involved (95% of each nickel) is truly humungous because a billion is a very big number. 100,000 tonnes of copper (let's assume that's what it is for now) would, at a density of 8,940 kg/cubic metre (that's 8.94 tonnes/cubic metre), occupy just over 11,185 cubic metres. As an Olympic swimming pool has a capacity of 2,500 cubic metres (aka "one olymp"), that would be the same as four and a half Olympic swimming pools filled entirely with copper. Imagine that if you can.
The story appears to have originated on "humour" site 9gag, which Mobile Entertainment describes succinctly as "a place normally reserved for z-list memes and screenshots of Facebook statuses." Yup, this one fits that.
The story actually originated on El Deforma, described (by many) as "an Onion-like Mexican website" - that is, specialising in fake news. Here's the original; I'm grateful to Maria Figueroa, who first pointed this out to me.
She also pointed out that the site has a "tip of the day", which on Wednesday had the advice: "Si vas a plagiar noticias, no uses un sitio de noticias falsas como fuente." Or In English: "If you're going to steal news, make sure not to use a fake news site as a source."

via- The Guardian

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The myth of pinch-to-zoom: how a confused media gave Apple something it doesn't own

By Harsh Vardhan (Facebook) (Twitter)



In 2007, Steve Jobs stood on stage, listing the benefits of Apple's then-new iPhone touchscreen. "You can do multi-finger gestures on it," he said, moving his hands back and forth in the now-familiar pinch-to-zoom motion. Then he paused, and his expression changed. "And boy, have we patented it." The crowd laughed and began applauding as the word "Patented!" appeared on the screen behind him.





You can draw a straight line from that classic Jobs moment to last week, when a jury decisively agreed with Apple that Samsung had copied the iPhone too closely. But you can also draw a line from that moment to another, much more insidious phenomenon: the persistent belief that Apple has a definitive patent on the pinch-to-zoom gesture.


"AND BOY, HAVE WE PATENTED IT."
This myth is everywhere at the moment, in the wake of the Samsung trial: Fast Company.The Washington Post. MIT's Technology ReviewSlateHere's Business Insidersuggesting it. Kevin Drum basically tore his hair out in Mother Jones trying to figure it out. Nick Wingfield put it in his New York Times piece about the lawsuit — and much to his credit, emailed me after he saw my increasingly-frustrated tweets about the subject.
So let's just be extremely clear about this: the jury ruled that 21 of 24 accused Samsung phones infringed claim 8 of Apple patent 7,844,915, which specifically covers a programming interface which detects if one finger on a screen is scrolling or two or more fingers are doing something else. It is one possible step along the road to pinch-to-zoom, but it is definitely not pinch-to-zoom itself. And — crucially — it may not be that hard to design around.
Here's the full text of claim 8 — to infringe the patent, Samsung's devices were found to infringe every element. Avoid one element and you're off the hook. Remember that when you read the key portion that I've bolded:
  • A machine readable storage medium storing executable program instructions which when executed cause a data processing system to perform a method comprising:
  • receiving a user input, the user input is one or more input points applied to a touch-sensitive display that is integrated with the data processing system;
  • creating an event object in response to the user input;
  • determining whether the event object invokes a scroll or gesture operation by distinguishing between a single input point applied to the touch-sensitive display that is interpreted as the scroll operation and two or more input points applied to the touch-sensitive display that are interpreted as the gesture operation;
  • issuing at least one scroll or gesture call based on invoking the scroll or gesture operation;
  • responding to at least one scroll call, if issued, by scrolling a window having a view associated with the event object; and
  • responding to at least one gesture call, if issued, by scaling the view associated with the event object based on receiving the two or more input points in the form of the user input.
So why did I bold the part about single inputs being interpreted as scroll operations? That's exactly what Samsung went after in front of the jury — they tried to show their accused devices scrolling with two fingers on the screen. Two finger scrolling is beyond the claims of the '915 patent, so any device that implements it likely doesn't infringe. (Unfortunately for Samsung, the lawyers got caught in a bit of deception while trying to show off two-finger scrolling — they were pinching and zooming at the same time. Oops.)
ACCORDING TO GOOGLE, "APPLE CLAIMS A VERY SPECIFIC SOFTWARE IMPLEMENTATION, AND THE IMPLEMENTATION IS DIFFERENT IN JELLY BEAN."
Now, two-finger scrolling is a pretty lame workaround, but it's far from the only way to avoid '915, and Google and the entire industry quickly designed around Apple's patentson bounceback scrolling and slide-to-unlock. It's silly to think they haven't worked out a good way to avoid '915 as well. And it appears they have: according to a Google spokesperson, "Apple's '915 patent claims a very specific software implementation, and the implementation is different in Jelly Bean." Astute industry observers will note that the Nexus 7 running Jelly Bean has pinch-to-zoom.
Looking a little closer, Chrome in Jelly Bean neatly sidesteps the '915 patent by allowing you to always pan around in multiple directions with one finger, whereas Mobile Safari in iOS generally locks you to a one-dimensional scroll when you start moving with one finger. Those are different behaviors — and as a bonus, always panning and never locking to a scroll also neatly avoids Apple patent 7,479,949, which the company's asserted in several other lawsuits.
To be clear, Apple does have a patent on a specific, limited pinch-to-zoom implementation, but as far as I know the company hasn't yet asserted it in any lawsuits, and it seems just as easy to design around as '915. But '915 itself isn't specifically about pinch-to-zoom, and I fully expect the industry to move heaven and earth to implement pinch-to-zoom regardless of Apple's patent portfolio. The people have spoken: they want to pinch their screens, no matter what weird excuses Andy Rubin was making in 2010.
THE PEOPLE HAVE SPOKEN: THEY WANT TO PINCH THEIR SCREENS
So why this persistent myth about Apple' and pinch-to-zoom? A large part of it is because patents are hard for non-lawyers to read and understand, and it's far easier to use a shorthand that obscures important details. Apple's case against Samsung was designed for the jury to recognize interface elements, and that made it particularly easy to slip up: you can fairly call 7,469,381 "the bounceback scrolling," and 7,864,163 "tap-to-zoom," so the lazy slide into calling '915 "pinch-to-zoom" was almost inevitable. It's the media totally blowing the Obama BlackBerry story all over again.
And Apple almost certainly likes the confusion: there's no more distinctive multitouch gesture than pinch-to-zoom, and it's great for Apple if everyone thinks it's patented. Steve Jobs standing on stage doing an exaggerated pinch-to-zoom with his hands right before saying multitouch was patented wasn't some coincidence. It was a master salesman at work — and his work seems to have been extremely effective.
Via- The Verge
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Thursday, August 30, 2012

HP launches Envy x2 laptop-tablet hybrid featuring 11-inch IPS screen, NFC and pen support...

By Sukesh Kumar


  Don't tell me you didn't expect HP, top PC maker, to       
  just sit out the laptop-tablet hybrid trend, now did you?
  If you were thinking then... you were WRONG!!
 Have a look at this!!










HP just announced the Envy x2, an 11-inch tablet with a keyboard dock. HP is dressing it with some high-end features , including an aluminum build,NFC, pen support, Beats audio & a 400-nit, IPS display.(1366x768 resolution).The tablet itself measures about 8.5mm thick and weighs 1.5 pounds, while the dock weighs 1.6. Envy x2 uses magnets and a mechanical latch to keep tablet from falling out of its dock.





It runs an Atom-based Clover Trail processor. a Clover Trail device is expected to give around 9-10 hours of battery backup. The best thing is that the dock has a built-in battery of its own, so you'll  have some reserve power. Have a look around the dock and you'll find two USB ports, HDMI output and a full-size SD slot. The tablet has 8-megapixel rear camera and microSD slot, in case the 64GB of built-in storage isn't enough . 
Currently Price of this device is unknown.
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VIDEO : Samsung Unpack Event at IFA 2012

By Sukesh Kumar


IFA 2012 Berlin Samsung

The Samsung Unpack Event Berlin at IFA 2012 is now out online for everyone.
No doubt the event was streamed on the company's Facebook page but not everyone was able to take the presentation in for themselves and everyone wanted to see it again asap. So guys goo news as Samsung has made its whole IFA event available for streaming online which is pretty decent.
What Happened During the Presentation? Lets have a brief..
1. Launch Of Samsung Galaxy Note 2  
2. Launch Of Samsung Galaxy Camera 
3.Samsung ATIV Tab (Windows 8)
4.Jelly Bean 4.1 coming for Samsung Galaxy S3 & the Note 10.1 Tablet very soon.


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