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Taken today’s highly competitive smartphone market, BlackBerry has had to come up with a unique sales approach to beat its major competitors, such as Samsung and Apple. So, under the current CEO, John Chen, the company is focusing on making BlackBerry the world’s “most secure and complete communications network.”

With this idea in mind, BlackBerry recently joined its efforts with Samsung and IBM to design a tablet to meet the demand of governmental agencies and industrial enterprises for a secure communications infrastructure. The collaboration resulted in the novelty SecuTABLET, which is currently under the certification process in Germany. The device was designed based on Samsung's S10.5 Galaxy Tab and is claimed to be up to the highest security standards.

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A documentary on the ten most ambitious mega-projects currently under development around the world, featuring: Dubai World Central Airport (United Arab Emirates); Songdo International Business District (South Korea); Tokyo-Osaka Maglev Train (Japan); Masdar City (United Arab Emirates); The Grand Canal (Nicaragua); National Trunk Highway System (China); International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor [ITER] - Fusion (France); World's Tallest Building (Azerbaijan); Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor (India); King Abdullah Economic City (Saudi Arabia). 

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Ultra HD TV Hitting Top

By end-year 2014, Ultra HD TVs are expected to gain a bigger market share against Innolux predictions. Indeed, popularity of the technology is skyrocketing.

According to earlier forecasts, the UHD segment was supposed to make up 6% of the total sales volume by end-year 2014. However, the share has proved to be substantially more significant, reaching 10%, with total quantities to be sold estimated at 20 million units.

Market demand for the technology is growing at a break-neck pace. In January, the technology’s total market share was as big as 1%, while, by April, it reached 6,8%. So, with consumers increasingly interested in the technology, UHD-devices are likely to gain a 10% market share by the end of the year.

This is mainly due to Korean giants, such as LG and Samsung, replacing their conventional OLED technology with Ultra HD, the reason for it being OLED inefficiency resulting in high reject rates. Now that the competition between these two major players is really severe 4K LED TV sets are becoming sales hits.

Both Samsung and LG boast sustainable shares of European, American and Asian markets (except for China and Japan where they have to really fight for consumers with local manufacturers).

by Axiom telecom
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iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, Apple Watch, iOS 8 presentation

Weight and Dimensions

iPhone 6 Plus
Height: 158.1 mm
Width: 77.8 mm
Depth: 7.1 mm
Weight: 172 grams

iPhone 6
Height: 138.1 mm
Width: 67.0 mm
Depth: 6.9 mm
Weight: 129 grams

Display

iPhone 6 Plus
Retina HD display
5.5" (diagonal) LED-backlit widescreen Multi-Touch display with IPS technology
1920-by-1080-pixel resolution at 401 ppi
1300:1 contrast ratio (typical)
500 cd/m2 max brightness (typical)
Full sRGB standard
Dual-domain pixels for wider viewing angles
Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating on front
Display Zoom
Reachability

iPhone 6
Retina HD display
4.7" (diagonal) LED-backlit widescreen Multi-Touch display with IPS technology
1334-by-750-pixel resolution at 326 ppi
1400:1 contrast ratio (typical)
500 cd/m2 max brightness (typical)
Full sRGB standard
Dual-domain pixels for wider viewing angles
Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating on front
Display Zoom
Reachability

Chips

iPhone 6 & iPhone 6 Plus
A8 chip with 64-bit architecture
M8 motion coprocessor

iSight Camera

iPhone 6 & iPhone 6 Plus
New 8-megapixel iSight camera with 1.5μ pixels
Autofocus with Focus Pixels
μ/2.2 aperture
Optical image stabilization
True Tone flash
Five-element lens
Hybrid IR filter
Backside illumination sensor
Sapphire crystal lens cover
Auto image stabilization 
Auto HDR for photos
Improved face detection
Exposure control
Panorama (up to 43 megapixels)
Burst mode
Tap to focus
Photo geotagging
Timer mode

Video Recording

iPhone 6 & iPhone 6 Plus
1080p HD video recording
(30 fps or 60 fps)
True Tone flash
Slo-mo video (120 fps or 240 fps)
Time-lapse video
Video stabilization
Cinematic video stabilization
Continuous autofocus video
Take still photos while recording video
Improved face detection
3x zoom
Video geotagging

FaceTime Camera

iPhone 6 & iPhone 6 Plus
1.2-megapixel photos (1280 by 960)
ƒ/2.2 aperture
720p HD video recording
Backside illumination sensor
Auto HDR for photos and videos
Improved face detection
Burst mode
Exposure control

Power and Battery

iPhone 6 & iPhone 6 Plus
Built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery
Charging via USB to computer system or power adapter
Talk time:
Up to 24 hours on 3G
Standby time:
Up to 16 days (384 hours)
Internet use:
Up to 12 hours on 3G, up to 12 hours on LTE, up to 12 hours on Wi-Fi
Video playback:
Up to 14 hours
Audio playback:
Up to 80 hours

Touch ID

Fingerprint identity sensor built into the Home button

Apple Pay

Pay with your iPhone using Touch ID in stores and in apps

 

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Case-keyboard Logitech Type-S from Logitech is a new accessory for Samsung Galaxy S

The product range Logitech designed specifically for the new modification Samsung Galaxy S 10,5" numerous protective cover Logitech Type-S. According to the manufacturers, new accessory extends and enhances the protection of the tablet. Plug in the Bluetooth built-in keyboard with the new optimized layout allows you to easily change the location of the device for easy viewing.

Premium tablet protected through the use of water-repellent materials and special design of the cover. However, Logitech Type-S is still thin and light. The system of protection device Essential Protection System (EPS) prevents damage to both sides of the tablet from bumps, scratches and impacts of spills. Special corner clips SecureLock reliably fix and hold the tablet inside a protective case, absolutely not preventing its recovery if necessary.

Dip stand cover Logitech Type-S increases the convenience of all kinds of cell activity. The tablet can be installed vertically in text or to transfer to the situation of \"comfort\" when reading e-books. With features sleep mode and autopropagate tablets with Super AMOLED screen constantly ready to work. To charge enough to connect the case to the USB output of the computer using the included cable. Fully charged battery lasts for a period of up to three months.

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Google Androidis the most popular mobile OS in the world, far from being named the most secure.

On the scale of vulnerability threatening the security of personal data of Google Android users, specialists of Bluebox Labs said, but the portal of PCWorld noted that it is probably one of the biggest in the history of Android system. The first informations about this problem were obtained in 2010, and the Google company, of course, has taken steps to close the breach in security that prevents malware to actually penetrate smoothly to mobile devices, making their users helpless in the face of intruders. Nevertheless, to eliminate Google problem was managed only in the latest version of Android, so that all users of previous OS versions should remain on the alert.

This problem, or «FakeID», as it is called in the Bluebox Labs, according to the same Bluebox Labs, is associated with deficiencies in the mechanism of verification of certificates and fraught with consequences not only for users of Android, but also for the reputation of Google company. Taking advantage of the privileges granted on the mobile devices in some applications, intruders can break into the system that give them access to personal photos and passwords, and credit card numbers. So what is the advice to all users of OS Android versions 4.3.1 and below: arm with reliable antivirus and beware!

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Android Wear to gain more powers

The Android team announced new Android Wear features upcoming, which include GPS support and ability to communicate with other Bluetooth devices. There are also plans to implement a number of other updates, such as navigation and voice control improvements, by the end of this year.

All of the above is to make Android Wear devices more autonomous. Thus, with a GPS chip built in their smart watches, users won’t have to rely on their smartphones to run activity trackers and similar apps. As for the Bluetooth communication feature, it is claimed that, once it’s there, users will be able, for instance, to play back music directly from their watches, without connecting a smartphone to a Bluetooth headset. Google gives no other details as to what this new feature will mean, but one can assume a range of new possibilities opening up, from smarthome control to direct keyboard input.

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Dubai Police runs anti-fake operation

As a result of the two-week undercover operation, Dubai Police seized 60 000 fake phones, including iPhone and Samsung Galaxy models, worth 13 m USD, and arrested 45 people.

According to the Police, the criminals smuggled the phones as separate parts to assemble them later when already in the UAE. The Police also warned that, because of the cheap battery, the phones posed a risk of explosion.