Rumored Specs of the Samsung Galaxy S3

The Samsung  Galaxy  S2 was one of the most successful smartphones to hit the market in 2011. It was the only smartphone to give the iPhone 4S a run for its money, despite being in the market months before Apple’s latest iPhone. This 2012, all eyes are on the Korean tech giant. They are all eagerly awaiting for the S2’s successor the  Galaxy  S3.

You may be wondering if the Samsung’s new flagship will be like the iPhone 4S and its predecessor the iPhone 4. Both iPhones sport the same design and looks. The only difference is a beefed up processor and the voice-activated personal assistant Siri. Will this be the case with Samsung’s new smartphone? According to reports, this will not be the case.

The new flagship is said to sport a 4.8 inch display with a full HD resolution of 1080p. Current smartphones such as the  Galaxy  Nexus sports a 720p display. With a 1080p display, you are sure to enjoy your multi-media and games in rich detail. It is also said to have an aspect ratio of 16:9. This means that the phone will be perfect for viewing movies on the go. It will be just like watching films on your large screen HDTV.

The S2 sports a 1.2 GHz dual-core Cortex-A9 Exynos chipset under the hood. This allowed users to do serious multi-tasking and mobile gaming. With the  Galaxy  S3, Samsung is said to bump up performance to whole new heights. According to reports, the Korean tech giant will outfit its next generation flagship with a 1.5 GHz quad-core Exynos processor. According to Samsung, their new chipset will allow users to enjoy from blinding processing speeds with four individual cores handling complicated tasks and a fifth core that handles simple tasks. You may think that more cores means more power drained from the batteries. However, the Korean firm claims that this new chipset will save on power.

Since the  Galaxy  Nexus was the first to ship running Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich), many thought that new Android handsets would run the latest version of the mobile operating system by Google. However, this clearly wasn’t the case with new releases. An example is the Sony XPERIA S. Sony’s new smartphone still runs Gingerbread (Android 2.3). According to reports, this will not be the case with the  Galaxy  S3. It will run Ice Cream Sandwich.

So when do we get to see this new flagship? We first expected the new smartphone to be unveiled at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this February. However, the Korean firm confirmed that the new handset would not be making it to the trade show. Instead, they would be launching the smartphone in a separate Samsung event. According to reports, the  Galaxy  S3 will be launched in July. We’ll hopefully get to see by then if these reports are true.



Direct TV – How Does it Work?

The working of Direct TV is pretty straightforward. There exists a miniature dish which serves the purpose of receiving television broadcast signals from the relevant communication satellite. In addition to this, there exists a receiver that is integrated as part of this miniature dish. What’s more, this receiver can also double up as a decoder. This ensures that there is a segregation of channels as well as a modulation from digital signals of the satellite to analog signals for television sets.

Direct TV uses several satellites that are responsible for providing signals to specific geographical regions within the US. These satellites are:

-The DBS-1 Satellite

-The DBS-2 Satellite

-The DIRECTV 1-R Satellite

-The D4-S Satellite

-The DIRECTV 5 Satellite

-The DirecTV 6 Satellite

The above satellites employed by Direct TV for this purpose are specialized geosynchronous satellites. Spread across three locations on their orbit, their common orbital distance is calculated to be at a distance of roughly 22000 miles above the surface of planet earth. Since the rhythm of the revolution of these satellites is in sync with the rhythm of the rotation of planet earth, these satellites always appear to be physically present above their same pre-allocated spots above the surface of earth. This renders their broadcasting footprint as permanent. Further, it makes them feasible for permanent signal transmissions pertaining to their locally assigned channel programming.

Its base stations operate from California, Castle Rock, Colorado and Los Angeles respectively. The base station and satellites together form a system that facilitates the following:

-Instant analog to digital modulation

-Garble-proof encryption

-Digital Signal compression

-Transmission

-Broadcast

-Reception

-Digital Signal Decompression

-Digital to analog demodulation

Together this ensures service availability across a larger area of intended Direct TV subscribers. It’s the digital signal compression and decompression that enables 100% retention of its sound and picture quality throughout the transmission and reception processes.



Samsung Galaxy S Vs Samsung Galaxy Tab: Let’s See Which One Is Best

Samsung once again has come up with its Samsung Galaxy S deals and Samsung Galaxy Tab. These amazing handsets have all required features that must be in a good handset.Lets talk about specifications of these handsets. Both these handset are Android based handsets but Samsung Galaxy Tab runs on latest version of Android OS, v2.2 (Froyo) whereas galaxy S runs on v2.1 (Eclair). Both the handsets are equipped with high performance ARM Cortex A8 1GHz processor.If you are looking for handset with huge internal memory then I will prefer you to go for galaxy tab as it comes with 16 and32 GB internal storage capacity where as galaxy S comes with 8 GB andm16GB internal memory.

Yes you can definitely raise the memory of both handsets up to 32 GB using microSD card. You cab buy galaxy tab from any online mobile store with most beneficial Samsung Galaxy Tab Deals that provide you many other benefits.You also find many latest Internet connectivity features with both of these handsets like GPRS, EDGE, 3G, Wi-Fi, bluetooth etc that provide you high speed Internet access. Samsung has equipped its galaxy S with 5 mega pixel camera that provides you high picture quality whereas galaxy tab has 3.5 mega pixel camera that provides you a resolution of 2048×1536 pixels. You will also find many camera features in these handsets like auto focus, Geo-tagging, touch focus, face and smile detection.

If you love photography and want a high resolution camera then you must go for galaxy S. Many reputed mobile networks are providing many Samsung Galaxy S contract deals that make it easy for your to get this handset.You can get both these handsets with all leading networks like Virgin, O2, T – Mobile, Talk Mobile, Orange and Vodafone. The online mobile stores provide you many attractive deals like contract deals, pay as you go and Sim free deals. You can also get many attractive plans with your contract phone like free texts, free talk times, discount on bills etc. You can also win many free gifts like digital camera, PSP, LCD TV, Laptop and many more. So visit these online mobile stores go get your Samsung handset with attractive deals and gifts.



TV Stand Furniture FAQs

Buying TV stand furniture may seem easy at first, but with all of the options available, it can very quickly become overwhelming. That’s why we’ve provided you with a list of commonly asked questions. The answers to these questions will help you find the right piece of furniture for your TV and for your home.

Answers to Your Questions about TV Stand Furniture

What’s the difference between TV stands and entertainment centers?

A TV stand is a piece of furniture that you can place your television on top of. Sometimes stands have compartments, shelves, or drawers where you can store DVDs or other media equipment. Stands are a great option if you don’t have a lot of space. On the other hand, an entertainment center is a larger piece of furniture that your TV can fit inside and that includes an assortment of shelving and cabinet space for all of your media equipment and accessories.

How do I find the right TV stand for me?

There are a few things you need to know before you start shopping for a TV stand. First, you need to measure your television so that you can find a stand that can actually hold your television and that has the right proportions. Second, measure your room to find out what size will actually fit into the room. And last, take stock of the design of the room and your own sense of style to know what colors and materials you are looking for. You don’t want something that will clash with the rest of your furniture. If you prepare yourself before you start shopping, you’ll find the right one for you in no time.

What are TV stands made of?

TV stands can be made of just about anything sturdy. Many are made of wood, but they can also be made of more affordable, yet still very attractive materials, such as MDF or laminates. You’ll also find stands that are made of glass, plastic, metal, or any combination of the above materials.

How do I buy a TV stand online?

Buying a TV stands online is easy! You can pick it out in the comfort of your own home and have it shipped directly to your door. A couple things to keep in mind when ordering online include the size of the item and the assembly of it. Most shopping sites list measurements so you can easily determine if it will be the right size for your room. However, because you are ordering a piece of furniture that will have to be shipped, you will most likely have to assemble part or all of it once it arrives. Make sure you are prepared to do the assembly yourself and confirm that the company provides instructions for that assembly.

I have a big screen TV. Do I need a special stand?

If you own a big screen or flat screen TV, then you do need to buy a TV stand or entertainment center that is built to hold the size and correct proportions of your television. A big screen television is an expensive item and you don’t want to place it on or in a piece of furniture that can’t support it.

My television only fits in the corner but I have nothing to put it on. Help!

Believe it or not, you can buy TV stands that are especially made to fit in corners. They prevent the television and the furniture from looking awkward and provide additional storage space. However, keep in mind that corner TV stands are generally smaller, though there are some corner entertainment centers.

How much does a TV stand cost?

Like many things, TV stands can be very affordable and they can be very expensive. It all depends on what you’re looking for in a TV stand and what materials it is made of. If you do your shopping online, you can easily compare a wide variety of stands and entertainment centers to find the one that is in your price range.

What’s the benefit of a TV cart?

If you want a stand with wheels, then a TV cart might be right for you. These are generally better for smaller televisions, as big screen or flat screen televisions may run the risk of falling off while being wheeled around.

Are there alternatives to stands and entertainment centers?

A popular alternative to purchasing furniture for your television is mounting it on the wall. Television mounts can often be found wherever stands and/or entertainment centers are sold. Mounting your television can give your room a clean, modern, uncluttered look. Just make sure you purchase the right mount for the size and weight of your television.



The Big Decision: Apple iPhone 6 or Galaxy Note 4?

The moment is here. You are over with your old phone and are ready for a big upgrade, the upgrade that will affect your pictures, videos and your overall joy and experience of interacting with the connected and digitally social world in front of you. But which one of the big shots will be your gateway to the digital world? The new and bigger iPhone 6 or the already big and glorified Samsung  Galaxy  Note 4?

Back in 2007 when Steve Jobs introduced the first iPhone, no one needed to think twice before they sided with the iPhone. It was flat out cool and packed with features that only a creative imagination could come up with. Not today, seven years after the introduction of the first iPhone, competition is so high with devices filled with beautiful aesthetics and useful technologies that sometimes we either have to sacrifice between technology and beauty or stick with the one feature that pleases us the most. It’s a though call and we all know that. In many cases it even boils down to our own taste and coolness. But for the sake of the tough call between iPhone 6 and the  Galaxy  Note 4, we will compare some of the key concepts and features that will help you choose between the two rivals.

With the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, Apple entered the phablet market and in that market Apple is still in its infancy compared to its rivals. Apple finally threw the towel in and went for a bigger 5.5 inch display for their iPhone 6 plus version although the display is smaller than the Note 4 (5.7″ in size) but not a deal breaker. Both devices have the same size while for iPhone 6, the design and aesthetics of the exterior have undergone a major facelift and now are rounded rather than sharp. iPhone 6 comes with an insanely sharp and bright display that will catch your attention and is Apple’s first to come with desktop class HVGA 1080p resolution. But Samsung tops that with even a sharper display. When it comes to camera, iPhone 6 now comes with the phase-detection autofocus for iPhone 6 which Apple topped that with optical image stabilization for the Plus version. While iPhone 6’s camera is great, Note 4 comes with a strong 16MP camera with a 16:9 aspect ratio that beats iPhone’s camera in technical specs. Both devices allow you to unlock your phone with your fingerprint, but Apple does that in a more simple and user friendly way than Samsung.

There is no doubt that Note, being in its fourth generation, is packed with more technologies and stronger features, but if you are attracted to simplicity, intuitive design, user-friendly interfaces and aesthetics, then the iPhone 6 would be your Phone.



Advertisements Are Here to Stay

Everyone knows what advertisements are, though not every person necessarily recognizes every one they see as such. Advertisements are messages primarily intended to drive sales of products or services. However, they also serve purposes other than eliciting a direct consumer response of this sort. They are also used to create and enhance brand identity and foster customer loyalty.

They may use any and every type of media including print (newspapers, magazines and through subtle product placements, even books), broadcast media like radio and television, outdoor media (billboards, signs and so on), the web and other new media. They show up even in video games, movie trailers (and in films through product placement, something also a regular practice on television). With so many media possibilities, consumers are sometimes exposed to adverts without even knowing it!

Advertising has been with us for millennia; for almost as long as people have been engaging in commerce, merchants have been using various means to promote sales of their products and services. Of course, advertisements have changed a lot since their beginning, but their purpose has been a constant.

The first known ads date back to ancient Egypt; the practice of promoting one’s wares quickly spread, with merchants in Egypt, Greece and other contemporary civilizations using papyrus to create posters. The ancient Romans invented political advertising with rock paintings used to urge voters to back a particular candidate. Print rapidly became the advertising media of choice, something which stayed the same until the 1920’s when advertisements entered the modern era with the advent of commercial radio.

Television arrived shortly after, almost immediately becoming a venue for advertisements as well as programming. Until the internet began to be common in households, TV, radio and print media were the primary media used by advertisers.

The World Wide Web revolutionized advertising by providing a new, interactive medium. It wasn’t until the mid  1990s that web based advertisements became commonplace; before this time, too few households online for advertisers to become aware of its potential to reach their target markets (though there had been some limited use of the web for business to business advertising). Online advertising continued to grow until by 2000, the popularity of e-commerce and the sheer number of people on the web made it possible for businesses to avoid using online advertisements only at their peril.

Online advertisements are big business, threatening to overshadow older advertising media and are a large and growing part of the marketing strategies of companies of every size and in every industry. Google, Yahoo and the  other major search engines now earn billions of dollars from online advertisements every year.

The web is a versatile way to reach consumers; other than text and images, the interactive multimedia capabilities of the internet help advertisers connect with their target markets in new and exciting ways. While online ads already have a lot to offer, the internet is still a growing medium and the technologies used to deliver advertising online are certain to become more sophisticated over time.

Placing advertisements in video games are the latest development in the field. Delivering the same multimedia  strategies of online advertising via video games, advertisers are aiming for market share amongst the enormous and growing video gaming demographic. Advertisements have been worked seamlessly into gaming and this is certain to be a growth industry going forward.

Media technologies change; but the purpose and the message of advertisements don’t. As long as there are goods and services to sell, companies will continue to go where their customers are. From print to video games and everything in between: radio advertising, TV advertising, outdoor advertising and types of advertising media not yet developed, advertisements are here to stay.



The Samsung Galaxy S3, From All Angles

Inside and outside this mobile is beautiful and bold, with an eye-catching design and the very best in mobile performance, you can count on an amazing mobile experience with this Samsung Galaxy S3.

A seamless body with curved edges and a comfortable ergonomic design lets you use this mobile as often and for as long as you like. A comfortable grip and platinum organic form delivers a natural look and feel. Inspired by nature this is the way Samsung wanted this mobile to look and feel, with inspiration from a pebble this phone mirrors just that.

The huge 4.8 Inch HD Super AMOLED touch screen is the main feature when you look at this phone. Drawing your attention in to what is on the inside you can really view everything with quality, clarity and boldness. Video, Images and movies come to life with the quality of graphics, so you can play the main part in your favourite movie or really interact in your favourite games.

The insides are even more incredible with the very best in advanced features and performance. To start this phone is operated by none other than the newest version of Android OS, Ice Cream Sandwich. With unlimited access to Google Play to download Films, Books, Apps and Games by their hundreds to your phone you can fill up your dull days and enjoy your boring commutes to and from work. Google Mobile Services let you stay in touch, read emails, look up new locations and watch videos even on the go.

A Quad Core Processor ensures that everything works at speed, features load up when you want them to, webpages on the internet load immediately and downloads are on your phone in a flash meaning you can use them almost straight away. Enhancing gaming graphics and bringing multimedia files to life right in front of your eyes you can really enjoy the powerful performance from this Galaxy.

The 8 MP camera lets you take incredible photos and with LED Flash they are always full of colour and life regardless of the conditions when the photos are taken. With even more advanced features your photos can be even more exciting than ever. Best Photo takes a continuous set of 8 photos and them picks out which one it thinks looks the best, so you do not have to keep taking photos until you get one you like.

Not with just the one camera but there is also a front facing camera which allows you to take photos and record HD Videos, so you really can capture things from every angle. Even if you are in the middle of recording and a fantastic photo opportunity comes up, you can snap it without a worry.



Why Satellite TV Is So Much Better Than Cable TV

There are countless advertising campaigns going on comparing satellite TV to cable TV, and a lot of information (most of it slanted to one side or the other) is flowing out there. We’re here to set the record straight, and go point by point on the relative merits of each so that you can make an informed and intelligent decision about which one is best for you.

Installation Cost

The installation costs of satellite TV versus cable TV are about the same; in other words, in most cases you can find a deal where the installation is free. Both will install the service to multiple rooms in your house and both have approximately the same amount of wait time to schedule an installation appointment, generally a couple of days. So on this particular point, it is a tie.

Available Coverage Area

With cable, you have to be in a neighborhood where cable runs out to – in urban areas, this isn’t that difficult to find, but as you get farther away from the cities, it’s less likely that you will have cable TV services available. For satellite reception, you need a clear view of the southern sky. However, there is a dish to install; if you’re in an apartment that doesn’t face south, or where the landlord won’t let you mount a dish, you have no alternatives. More apartment owners are coming around on this, however, and quite a few will now have their maintenance people help with the install.

On the point of available coverage area, satellite TV wins by a large margin today.

Programming Choices

This is where satellite TV wins hands down. Unlike cable, where you have to buy packages of channels you don’t want to get the channels you do want, satellite TV allows you to buy the channels you want with no packaging. Plus, both of the major satellite providers have switched to full digital signals, and offer HD broadcasts at no additional charge. Compare this to digital cable, where you’re often paying twice as much to get four to eight channels in HD, as opposed to satellite TV where every movie channel, every sports channel, and even a lot of the “basic cable” networks are all coming in with full HD (High Definition).

On top of that, satellite TV lets you get full access to every feed – if your schedule doesn’t let you catch your favorite program, odds are between the east coast and west coast feeds, you can find something you like; you’ll also find that there isn’t just one HBO channel when you select it off the menu, there are three or four variations to work from, depending on the service.

So in terms of programming choices and the price for those choices, satellite TV wins the vote by a very large margin.

Extras

Satellite TV is, depending on your market, about the same monthly price as cable with a movie plan of some sort; it’s usually cheaper than digital cable. For that price, you get a lot of choices cable doesn’t offer, like a set top box with a DVR (Digital Video Recorder) built in, the ability to get Sirius and XM radio broadcasts as part of the package, and a vastly wider array of sports packages like the NFL network, and the NFL ticket game plan.

Final Score

The choice is obvious – satellite TV wins over cable TV, and it is not even a close contest. When you are looking for the best value in home entertainment video broadcasts, including a free DVR and HD broadcasts on more channels with a much larger channel selection, satellite TV is clearly the way to go.



Direct TV NFL Sunday Ticket

Did you ever have a friend who was a perfectly nice, normal guy most of the time and then as football season approached turned into this in-your-face obnoxious football-loving freak?

I do.

Don’t get me wrong, even though baseball is really my thing, I like football as much as the next guy, as long as the next guy isn’t Alan. He and I have been friends since high school and ever since I’ve known him he’s been a huge football fan…no, wait; make that a huge football junkie.

He can’t seem to get enough. He’s a walking encyclopedia of football trivia and loves to share his knowledge, whether you want it or not.

So I was more than a little surprised to learn that Alan, of all people, still didn’t have the Direct TV NFL Sunday Ticket!

When I asked him why, the poor guy actually looked embarrassed. He said he’d seen where it was over $200 to sign up and he didn’t think he could afford it.

So he spent a lot of hours on several different occasions trying to find a good deal online, but every time he’d go back to a site he liked, he never could find the same offer he’d seen before.

I would’ve been inclined to think it was just Alan – that he’d been hit one time too many as a linebacker back in high school, but I knew exactly what he was talking about.

I’d been there myself a few months earlier. If I hadn’t found one site in particular that keeps track of all the best deals not only on the Direct TV NFL Sunday Ticket, but also on other satellite deals, including Dish Network, I’d probably still be searching.

You don’t have to take my word for it. I listed it down at the bottom of this article so you can see for yourself.

I explained to him what I had learned. First of all, you don’t have to pay the total all at once, Direct TV will let you spread your payments out over several months.

I actually did the math, and with all that they offer, you’re getting a steal. The package actually works out to about a buck a game!

No where else can you get up to 14 games each week and have them automatically download to your DVR on Mondays. You can also track the performance of your favorite player, see real-time scores and stats, and hear play strategies straight from the coaches’ mouths.

But here’s what makes finding the best deals so difficult to do.

There are literally hundreds of thousands of websites to slog through, most of them poorly designed or full of graphics so obnoxious they make it hard to find what you’re looking for.

Some of them won’t even be in existence the next time you look for them. And the so-called ‘deals’ they offer seem to change almost daily. That’s why I think you’ll be impressed if you click on the links at the end of this story. Those guys stay right on top of the latest and greatest offers from Direct TV, which of course includes the NFL Sunday Ticket.

I’m happy to report that Alan finally got his Sunday Ticket and he claims he has me to thank for it.

I’ve giving you the same advice I gave Alan, so now you can get the Direct TV NFL Sunday Ticket and know you’re getting the best deal.

Go to the websites listed below. Get the facts. Get the most current offers available. Get your own Sunday Ticket. You know you want it. You deserve it. Just do it. You can thank me later.



A First Look At The New Samsung Galaxy S3

After months of speculation the new Samsung  Galaxy  S3 has finally been unveiled. Just a few hours ago Samsung hosted a major event at Earls Court in London where they introduced guests to their new flagship model. The phone is the successor to the  Galaxy  S2 which has sold over 20 million units to date. The manufacturers hope this model will achieve similar success and that is a distinct possibility judging by the excellent specification that it offers.

The one area that has generated the most rumours about the Samsung  Galaxy  S3 is with regards to screen quality. Every rumour correctly suggested that the model would feature a larger screen than the  Galaxy  S2 and we can now confirm that a 4.8 inch screen will be used on the phone. The model will make use of Super AMOLED technology which is renowned for producing vibrant colours and deep dark tones. An impressive resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels can be displayed and the screen is constructed from toughened Gorilla Glass to help the phone stay in good condition for longer. One new feature present on this screen is a sensor that tracks the eyes of the user. This ensures that the phone will not dim or lock itself while you are looking at it. Samsung have fully utilised the sensors that are present on this model. A great example of this is when you are viewing a contact in your phone book, simply lifting the phone to your face will automatically call this person.

One of the key features of the iPhone 4S was the introduction of the Siri voice assistant and the new Samsung  Galaxy  S3 has some impressive voice recognition software of its own. This new service is called S-Voice and it allows users to command the phone using their normal, natural voice. This means that simple actions such as adjusting the volume can be performed by the user simply saying “volume up”. There has not been much of a boost in still camera resolution which is 8 million pixels. The secondary camera however has seen a significant rise in quality to 1.9 mega pixels. Some helpful features have been added to the camera facility such as a twenty shot burst mode and an extremely fast shutter speed. High definition video footage can also be captured by the model at a resolution of 1080P.

The Samsung  Galaxy  S3 impresses us in nearly every department. The screen offers great quality and a manageable size while the phone makes excellent use of the sensors that it has on board. Some new features have also been added to the camera feature to help user capture excellent photographs.