Monday, March 31, 2014

Did you know that AVG ZEN (Free download) covers Android Smart Phones?


AVG ZEN is now available as a free download. This will cover your PCs, Laptops and Android Phones & tablets but I could not add my Windows Phone. Perhaps it will come in the near future. Other vendors of security also covered multiple devices. However, AVG ZEN will evolve to include the Internet of Things to address a market that is going to skyrocket in the coming years. The keyword is evolve.

AVG Zen will not only cover the PCs but other things like, Cars, Refrigerators, Home Security devices, etc. when it evolves.

You can download and install this application from here:
http://www.avg.com/us-en/zen#get-avg-zen

I did install AVG ZEN and it was quite easy. Of course I could not add a Windows Phone. Perhaps Windows Phone, iPad etc will be covered as it evolves. Mobile devices can get it thru' Google Play.


Adding devices is to go to the device and click on AVG NET mail link to start downloading and installing on the device. My other device is now 'Pending'.

Once you have this you need to run all the other items like Protection, Performance and Privacy and Identity. I suppose the Support comes at a price, I have not gotten so far.


Free stuff, give it a try

You can watch the video on my other blog:


Sunday, March 30, 2014

CAMCORDER ON THE MOVE - Panasonic HX-A500

Wearable camcorder from Panasonic HX-A500 has great features.

You can wear it on the head without a helmet. It also has LCD monitor for spot checking and monitoring while recording. It has Wi-Fi and NFC connectivity makes it possible for remote action and of course it accepts a microSD card.

Also wearable on the arm. For sports, inspection, slow motion photography and pretty much everywhere you want to capture the moment, this is the camcorder you should have.

At around $400 this should sell like hot cakes.


Recording of 3820x2160 is one of the main attractions. The frame rates are 30/25 much higher rates than the HERO3 camera (
http://www.gizmag.com/gopro-hero3-actioncams/24602/)

It is also capable of 1080P at 60/50 fps and other lower resolutions at higher frame rates making it a suitable candidate for
slow motion videography. It is rugged, both water and dust proof.
Please follow this link for the source article of this post here:
http://www.gizmag.com/panasonic-hx-a500-wearable-4k/31393/

Here is a promotional video from the same source.





Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Smart Phone HTC M(8) is out,, get it.

HTC M(8) is the 'SmartPhone of the day'. It is out and you can get it. It challenges  similar phones recently released such as Samsung Galaxy S5 and Nexus 5. They are all in the ball park for most of the specs except some minor variation in physical dimensions with operating system the same for all three, Android KitKat.

Nice cool feature of HTC M(8) is that it can release you from a remote: M(8)  can be used as a remote. It has some very attractive APPS: HTC BlinkFeed; HTC Boom Sound (this appears to be big deal) and SenseTV. These are all very cool.

Quite a bit of price differential between Nexus 5 and M(8).

The color choices, if you want to actually  buy, are limited to Gunmetal Gray and Glacial Silver. Although you can buy from AT&T, Verizon and Sprint, only Verizon can provide you the Glacial Silver. All carriers have similar plans.

It is always nice to have availability of external memory that you can attach to the phone.

Here are some screen shots copied over from HTC site at: http://www.htc.com/us/smartphones/htc-one-m8/

Complete Specs:



Exploded View

 
Great audio

 
BlinkFeed 1

 
BlinkFeed 2


Get rid of your remote


 
SenseTV


 

 

Mobile developers' interest in HTML 5 is dwindling

Developing mobile applications with HTML5 is one of the hottest topics and it appears that the interest is diminishing (number of developers wanting to use HTML5 has fallen to 59% which had peaked in 2012 to 72.7%) according to,

http://www.appcelerator.com.s3.amazonaws.com/pdf/q4-2013-devsurvey.pdf.

Native applications appear to perform better. The reason being that native apps can perform equally well on all browser platforms compared that developed using html5. Written once and run on all is a stretch if you use HTML5.

It appears HTML5 is now best suited for a smaller group that is limited to desktops, content consumption, etc. When it comes to games and enterprise applications such as customer relationship management etc. native applications are preferred.

Another side of the story is the continuing browser wars with browser vendors not giving a serious try to work towards its adoption in a vendor-neutral uniform way.

Read related stories here:

http://www.infoworld.com/t/javascript/mobile-app-developers-interest-in-html5-slipping-232971

http://www.html5rocks.com/en/mobile/nativedebate/

http://www.infoworld.com/t/html5/half-full-or-half-empty-html5s-mixed-outlook-238915?source=rss_application_development