Monthly Archives: June 2016

Android N officially revealed to be Nougat

Posted: 30 Jun 2016, 11:28, by Michael H.

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Android Software updates

The cross-platform best note taking apps if you want to ditch Evernote

Posted: 30 Jun 2016, 11:18, by Michael H.

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iOS Android Apps Picks

Watch Cricket Wireless customers lose it when "unexpected" John Cena busts through the wall

Watch Cricket Wireless customers lose it when "unexpected" John Cena busts through the wall

If you spend unreasonable amounts of time on the internet like many of us do, you must have had enough of the “unexpected John Cena” meme by far. Do you think your unabashed indifference could stop wrestling’s biggest mouth from showing up uninvited at your local Cricket Wireless store and giving you a bear hug? Nope, didn’t think so!

That’s just what happens in the video below, and it’s exactly as exhilarating as we hoped it to be. Basically, Cricket pulled a huge prank on unsuspecting John Cena fans by filming them express their most endearing words about their idol as the man himself watches backstage. Just as the tension starts to become unbearable, Cena busts through a wall decorated with a flyer of him. He’s accompanied by two trumpeters playing his entry music, for maximum epicness. The wrestling superstar scares the living daylights out of his fans, but the situation quickly turns heartwarming as everyone takes in the awesome surprise and the scene turns to a giant hug fest.

If this video doesn’t brighten up your day, google pictures of baby pandas cuddling or something, because you are clearly dead inside. Also, props to Cricket and Cena for pulling off their marketing stunt with a terrific sense of humor!

source: Cricket Wireless (YouTube)

How it works: Dash Charge fast charging on the OnePlus 3

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Except at the time of Retina Displays, there were few, if any, phone screens to compete with the iPhone. Go ride the herd somewhere else lol.. Oh wait, this is PA. Sheeple breeding grounds.

10 best Android live wallpapers (2016 edition)

Posted: 30 Jun 2016, 09:43, by Victor H.

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Android Apps Picks

Olympics to Be Offered In Virtual Reality for Samsung Gear VR

Android N Named Nougat

Google Fit Tackles More Goals In Latest Update

‘AT&T Thanks’ Program Rolls Out First Offer

Sony Xperia E5 Review

Sony Xperia E5 Review

Introduction

Perhaps the bravest of them all, the Sony Xperia E series has a challenging task set upon it: to convince buyers within the ruthlessly competitive low-end market to pick it over increasingly strong alternatives. This has been a tough ask for a long while, specifically given the rather uncompetitive pricing that Sony management has traditionally agreed upon.

Sony Xperia E5 Review

But the Xperia E5 seems stronger than ever, with significantly better hardware compared to its predecessor in essentially every area: design, display, power-crunching, and even imaging. On paper, it’s a worthy successor, but sold for the equivalent of about $210 (€199) in Europe, is that enough to make it a success?

We take a look.

Design

Attractive, sturdy design that is sure to tempt buyers on a budget.

If there’s one thing the Xperia E5 has going for it, it’s design. Unlike previous E-line devices—which looked decidedly low end—one would have a hard time calling this anything but reasonably attractive. More so at this price point, and especially compared to the rather mundane-looking competitors.

Sony Xperia E5 Review
Sony Xperia E5 Review
Sony Xperia E5 Review
Sony Xperia E5 Review

In typical Sony style, the E5’s form factor is that of a pleasantly rounded rectangle with evenly sized top and bottom bezel—a welcome change from previous Sony designs. There are no seemingly precious materials adorning the phone, which is entirely made out of polycarbonate, but it honestly feels solid and well-constructed. The back plate has a matte finish, which despite everything, actually makes this a far more ergonomically sound phone than the likes of even the Xperia Z5.

Sony aficionados, however, will be quick to notice the missing—and kind of signature—dedicated physical shutter key. While we’re fine with this particular omission, we felt the volume rocker, located on the upper side of the frame, is a bit too far for comfortable use, even with larger-than-average hands. That said, the power key is well in reach, and both buttons offer a satisfying click when pressed. .

Display

Surprisingly good!

Sony Xperia E5 Review

At a time when we’re still witnesses of poorly calibrated panels even at the higher end, the Xperia E5 is a welcome change—especially at the lower end. Upgrading upon the resolution of its predecessor, the E5 features a 5-inch, 720 x 1280 pixel display of the LCD type, ensuring an adequate viewing experience—though some graininess is definitely noticeable.

In terms of screen properties, as mentioned earlier, the E5 doesn’t disappoint and brings peak brightness of over 500 nits, so you won’t have to strain your eyes too much under direct sunlight. At 4 nits, minimum brightness is also sufficiently low for the night owls among us to enjoy the E5 before bed when the lights are out.

Finally, color accuracy is pretty decent for a device of this caliber. We’ve got an excellent color temperature, decently accurate gamma across the brightness spectrum, and relatively lifelike colors for the most part.

Display measurements and quality

The CIE 1931 xy color gamut chart represents the set (area) of colors that a display can reproduce, with the sRGB colorspace (the highlighted triangle) serving as reference. The chart also provides a visual representation of a display’s color accuracy. The small squares across the boundaries of the triangle are the reference points for the various colors, while the small dots are the actual measurements. Ideally, each dot should be positioned on top of its respective square. The ‘x: CIE31’ and ‘y: CIE31’ values in the table below the chart indicate the position of each measurement on the chart. ‘Y’ shows the luminance (in nits) of each measured color, while ‘Target Y’ is the desired luminance level for that color. Finally, ‘ΔE 2000’ is the Delta E value of the measured color. Delta E values of below 2 are ideal.

This measurements are made using SpectraCal’s CalMAN calibration software.

The Color accuracy chart gives an idea of how close a display’s measured colors are to their referential values. The first line holds the measured (actual) colors, while the second line holds the reference (target) colors. The closer the actual colors are to the target ones, the better.

This measurements are made using SpectraCal’s CalMAN calibration software.

The Grayscale accuracy chart shows whether a display has a correct white balance (balance between red, green and blue) across different levels of grey (from dark to bright). The closer the Actual colors are to the Target ones, the better.

This measurements are made using SpectraCal’s CalMAN calibration software.

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