Nokia Lumia 900


Today’s Smartphones world is so capricious and competitive that you blink your eyes and you have new Smartphone with the latest OS made available to you in the market.Be it Apple, Samsung, or Nokia offering the best phones to it its consumers and tons of helpful apps readily made available on their iOS, Android, and Window operating systems. Never the less, my blog theme is not to write the comparison about these Smartphones. As mentioned in my previous posts, I aim at providing quality insight to my reader and making the sole decision maker to buy one.

Hey! Come on; let’s accept it, Apple, Samsung and Nokia are best contemporaries in
their class and Smartphones world is enriching themselves with its amazing experiences
and making the touch screen feel an all new innovation. Roll back a decade and mobile
phone was a luxury but today it’s everyone’s necessity. So thanks to these stalwarts,
they have given what communication world never expected. Today I am writing about
the new member of Nokia Lumia family Lumia 900 a premium version of Nokia Lumia
range
.
Nokia Lumia 900
was first unveiled on January 9, 2012 by Nokia at Consumer Electronics Show
2012. Nokia has given ample thought in making Lumia 900
 by going
beyond the glossy Smartphone look and taking its users into all new realms and letting
you live and do more than you could possibly imagine with your pocket companion.

As
expected it runs on Windows 7.5 OS (Tango) and is powered by a 1.4GHz processor
with 512MB RAM,
an internal memory of 16GB and using one-piece polycarbonate body and is
available in black, cyan, and white. The beauty is not limited to its body,
with stunning 4.3-inch AMOLED screen and you can pin your favorite people and
groups to the Start screen thanks to Live Tiles.

Features
of Lumia 900 is slightly different than its contemporary Lumia 800 as the former
has a 8MP camera with Carl Zeiss lens , auto-focus and dual LED flash
 will capture it perfectly no matter what the
setting and comes with a substantially higher capacity battery, fourth
generation network (4GLTE) support and 1.3MP secondary camera for video

 


You
are never short of hangout places with Nokia Lumia 900 in your pocket with
Nokia Maps and Drives which are free and fully loaded, you can find the best club
in your vicinity or in any other town. New Nokia transport apps you can find
out speediest way home on train, bus, or tube. Check out 
Nokia
Lumia Screen 900 Hammer Test.



As
an end user you have so much to explore in Lumia 900 which has over 100,000
apps in its suite. So be prepared to be impressed with Nokia’s latest Windows
and experience a difference with the Nokia Lumia 900 Phone.
As
the tag line goes
Live More, DO More.




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Apple iOS5 VS Android Jelly Bean 4.1

The Apple i Phones – 5


This week marks the 5th anniversary of Apple’s iphone. On 9th January
2007 iphone revolutionary the late Steve Job presented its first Smartphone to
mobile world and delivered one if his finest keynotes.

 “Today, we’re
introducing three revolutionary products. The first one is a widescreen iPod
with touch controls. The second is a revolutionary mobile phone. The third is a
breakthrough internet communications device. These are not three separate
devices. This is one device. And we are calling it iPhone. Today Apple is going
to reinvent the phone.”

Strategy Analytic  presented
its latest statics noting that Apple has shipped 250 million iPhones
cumulatively worldwide, generating $150 billion in cumulative revenues
.

The iPhone will no doubt will be remember as a revolution in the
Smartphones world. The iPhone popularity continues to grow and retain its old
customers as well. The future of Smartphones is here to grow and with every
passing day a new flagship device is released and the next iPhone will be no
exception

I am presenting here some interesting stats
about iPhone’s journey since its inception in 2007, from a modest beginning to
a worldwide cultural and technological phenomenon.

  • The
    original iPhone cost $499 and had just 4GB of storage was 11.6mm thick and
    weighed 135 grams
    .The 8 GB model cost
    $599. On September 5, 2007 Apple dropped the 8GB model price to $399 and
    discontinued the 4 GB model.

  • The original iPhone, which
    debuted only on one carrier in the US, sold 270,000 units in its first two days and it took 
    took 74 days to reach one million sales.

  • A 16 GB
    model costing $499 was released on February 5, 2008.


  • The
    development cost of the original iPhone is estimated to be around $150 million
    and had 153600 pixels, at a display resolution of 320×480 pixels at 163
    pixels-per-inch.
    The latest
    iPhone 4S has 614400 pixels, or four times the original. It has a display
    resolution of 640X960 at 326 pixels-per-inch.


  • The second version of iPhone
    3G had a million sales in the opening
    weekend. The iPhone 3GS had a 
    similar results in the pening weekend sales.3G is the lightest iPhone
    till date at 133 grams.

  • The iPhone 4 clocked
    over 600,000 pre-orders in just a single day and 
    1.7
    million units of the iPhone 4 were sold during the weekend that sales opened.

    iPhone 4S became the first iPhone to cross a million pre-order land mark figure the
    day pre-orders opened.


  • There are over 650,000 iOS
    apps as June 2012 and over 
    over 30 billion apps
    download from Apple’s App Store as of June 2012. 
    Apple has paid over $5
    billion to developers as their share of the App Store revenue.

The legacy left by the late Steve Jobs will surely last till the last day of technology world and Smartphones are here to get inspirations from iPhones and continue to keep its touch screen users amazed with the technological marverls.

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The Apple iPhone 4S


The rumors about the release date of iPhone 5 are all over the internet and all iPhone world is eagerly waiting to welcome its next generation marvel “The iPhone 5”. So far no concrete news is available about the release date however according to Foxconn Apple iPhone 5 will put Samsung Galaxy S III to shame. The Smartphone war is definitely on between Apple’s iPhones and Samsungs Galaxy series.


Now only time will justify the claims but Smartphone users will benefits either ways. But as of now lets look at Apple’s 5th generation iPhone “The iPhone 4S “announced in the last October 2011 and was launched 10 days later. Though iPhone 4S is not the king of cell phones arena, but it is the part of the royal family. As mentioned in my last post iphone 4 sold 1.7 million during that weekend sales opened and iPhone 4S was the first iPhone to break the million pre-orders mark and selling over 4 million sales in the first three days. 

iPhone4S comes in Black and White with a capacity of 16GB, 32GB and 64GB, a power packed dual-core A5 chip, 8MP iSight camera, iOS 5 and iCloud and the introduction of Siri, Apple’s voice recognition and it’s unique ability to understand the meaning of what you say, phrasing doesn’t matter and it has a knack for returning with incredibly helpful information. Primarily Siri works on a you command and I answer your requests concept. You can ask any trivial information like asking a contact’s details, checking on whether or even setting up an alarms/reminder, finding the location of your friends or even ask about the best cell phone available in the market that female robotic voice will tell you “The one you are holding “by just holding down the Home button.Siri user your location and a Google search to find a response. So will be required to stay connected either to Wi-Fi or your service provide internet connection. This feature is currently in beta mode and supports English, French, and German languages.


The new iOS5 which lets its user to experience with over 200 features making iPhone even more powerful, innovative, and fun to use to its iphone world. We have to go by what Apple’s official website says about iPhone4S “Picking up where amazing left off

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Exercises to loss Fat

Going you to gym is more a mental exercise than a physical, the day you stop going to gym or stop doing work outs, that’s the end of your fat burring and getting into shape world. Motivation is an important factor, burning that extra fat around your belly and desire to see oneself in a good and healthy shape is the best motivation factor. So those fat burning and weight loss exercise are worth.
I am here today posting some useful exercise that well help you in burning belly fat thus making you to get in shape. But remember there are no short cuts and should be followed with a healthy diet. As the old saying goes “NO PAIN NO GAIN”

Exercise in small bursts. Research shows that interval training or alternating short bursts of energy with brief resting periods can improve muscle and build endurance more quickly than traditional exercise.

  • Try sprinting. Run as fast and as far as you can for 20 seconds, then slow to a walk until you catch your breath. Repeat for 10 minutes.
  • Set a treadmill, elliptical or stationary bike for interval training. Most modern exercise equipment can be set to an interval training mode, which will significantly increase the difficulty of the exercise for short periods of time.
  • Go for a quick walk. Fit some exercise into your work day by getting up from your desk and going for a 5-minute power walk. Take long strides and keep a brisk pace, or try going up and down a flight of stairs.
Skip the crunches — for now. Doing abdominal crunches and sit-ups will build strong muscles, but you might not be able to see them under the remaining belly fat. In fact, doing crunches might actually make your stomach look bigger as you build up thicker abs. Try these exercises to focus on your core muscles instead:

  • Do the bridge. Get into the position for doing a push up/press up. Rest on your elbows and keep your eyes to the floor at all times. Pull your stomach muscles in tight, imagining them going to your backbone. As you do this, your bottom should be down and your back straight. Aim to hold this position for as long as it feels comfortable. During the holding period, don’t arch your back but keep it as straight as possible. If it feels to hard at first, allow your knees to form a resting platform. Aim to hold the position for 30 seconds and repeat this exercise 3 to 5 times.
  • Do squats. Stand with your feet 8-9 inches apart, extend your arms in front of you, and squat your hips backward. Do four sets of 15 to 20 squats, working several minutes at a time.
  • Stretch the sides of your waist. Stand up straight, with your feet hip-width apart. Put your right hand on your right hip, and lift your left arm straight up, so that your palm is facing to the right. Keeping your legs centered, lean to the right, and “reach” over with your left arm, stretching your left side. Do 3 to 5 times on each side.
Ramp up the cardio. Aerobic exercises, which get your heart pumping, burn calories quickly and will facilitate fat-loss all over your body, including your belly. You can’t “spot-burn” belly fat, but it’s usually the first to burn off when you exercise, regardless of your body shape or size.

Time your miles. Track your progress by timing how long it takes you to run a mile. As your cardiovascular stamina improves, you’ll notice the time going down.
Correct shin splints. If you get painful shin splints whenever you run, you’re probably over-pronating (that is, putting the majority of your weight on the outer side of your foot when it comes down). Look for a pair of shoes designed specifically to help alleviate this.
Dont’ overdo it. When you’re first getting into cardio, aim to workout 3 days per week, then build up to 4 when you’re ready. Pushing yourself hard every single day won’t give your body enough time to recover and build up muscle, and could lead to injury.

Add resistance training. A 2006 study published in the International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism suggests that combining cardiovascular (aerobic) exercise with resistance training is more effective than cardiovascular training alone in getting rid of abdominal fat You can do resistance training with free weights, exercise machines, or resistance bands.



Dieting for Fat Loss :

Reduce your calorie consumption. Unless you restrict your calorie intake, you’re not going to lose belly fat. Try out these tips:

  • Remember that it takes a 3700-calorie deficit to lose one pound of fat. That is, you have to either burn off 3700 calories through exercise or eat 3700 calories less than you burn in a week.

  • Aim to lose a maximum of two pounds per week. Losing any more than that can be unhealthy and lead to a cycle of “crash” dieting, in which you rapidly gain back any lost weight.

  • Keep a food diary. Most people tend to underestimate how much they eat in a day. Get an honest assessment of your eating habits by writing down everything you consume for a week. Look up an online calorie calculator, and figure out roughly how many calories you’re consuming in a day. From there, see what you can afford to cut.

  • Try a diet in which you consume 2200 calories (men) or 2000 calories (women) per day. This should cause a deficit sufficient for you to lose one or two pounds per week, depending on your activity level


Eat good fats. Studies suggest that a diet with a higher ratio of monounsaturated fats (MUFAs) — such as avocados, nuts, seeds, soybeans, and chocolate — can prevent the accumulation of belly fat.


  • Trans fats (in margarines, crackers, cookies, or anything made with partially hydrogenated oils) seem to result in more fat being deposited in the abdomen, so avoid these as much as you can.

  • Get more fiber in your diet. Soluble fiber (such as that found in apples, oats, and cherries) lowers insulin levels, which, as mentioned earlier, can speed up the burning of visceral belly fat.

  • Add fiber to your diet slowly. If you are currently getting 10 grams of fiber a day, don’t jump to 35 grams of fiber the next day. You need to give the natural bacteria in your digestive system time to adapt to your new fiber intake.

  • Leave the skin on your fruits and vegetables. Incorporating more fruits and vegetables into your diet will add fiber, but only if you eat the skin, because that’s where all the fiber is. So don’t peel those apples before you eat them. If you’re eating potatoes, try to leave the skin in the dish (such as if making baked or mashed potatoes) or if you peel them, make a snack out of them, such as baked garlic Parmesan peels. It’s also worth knowing that keeping the skin on potatoes when you cook them will help keep more vitamins and minerals in the flesh. Just don’t eat any parts of skin that are green.

  • Eat more split pea soup. Split peas are a fiber “power food”. Just one cup of them contains 16.3 grams of protein.

Measuring Progress

Calculate your waist-to-hip ratio. Your waist to hip ratio — or the circumference of your waist divided by the circumference of your hips — can be a good indicator of whether you need to lose belly fat. Here’s how to get it:

  • Wrap a soft tape measure around the thinnest part of your waist at the level of your navel. Note the measurement.

  • Wrap the tape measure around the widest part of your hips, where you can feel a bony protrusion about 1/3 of the way from the top of the hipbone. Note the measurement.

  • Divide your waist measurement by your hip measurement.

  • Know what’s healthy. Women should have a ratio of 0.8 or below; men should be at 0.9 or lower.

  • Continue to take your measurements as you progress. After you’ve incorporated some of the strategies mentioned above into your lifestyle, keep taking your measurements. Write them all down in the same place so you can see your progress as the inches melt away.

  • Weigh yourself at the same time each day. Because body weight can fluctuate depending on the time of day, when you last ate, or when your last bowel movement happened, try to standardize the process by weighing yourself at the same time each day. Many people choose to do it when they first wake up in the morning, before eating breakfast.


Staying Motivated:

  • Join forces with a friend. Trying to lose weight with a partner can help you stay accountable for your actions, as well as giving you an extra incentive to keep exercise appointments. Share your victories together, and discuss solutions to whatever roadblocks you encounter.

  • Understand risks associated with belly fat. Losing belly fat doesn’t have to be solely a cosmetic goal; understanding the health issues linked with belly fat can help motivate you. Belly fat is linked with cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and cancer. Specifically it’s the deepest layer of belly fat —the fat you can’t see or grab — that poses health risks. That’s because these “visceral” fat cells actually produce hormones and other substances that can affect your health (e.g. increased insulin resistance and/or breast cancer risk). The fact that they’re located right next to and in between organs in your abdominal cavity doesn’t help. For example, fat next to the liver drains into it, causing a fatty liver, which is a risk factor for insulin resistance, setting the stage for Type 2 diabetes.


Tips
The way your body distributes fat is largely beyond control and can be dependent on factors such as genetics and menopause. What is within your control is your level of body fat overall — if you keep that low, it won’t really matter where the fat goes, because there won’t be much fat to deposit in the first place.
  • Many women start gaining more weight in their belly as they get older, especially after menopause. The body fat distribution changes — less fat goes to your arms, legs and hips, and more of it goes to your midsection. Some people even find their waistline widening while their weight remains the same. Nonetheless, the above steps will help to do away with belly fat.

  • If you don’t have weights for resistance training, you can start by lifting anything heavy. Or, you can use gravity as resistance: do pull ups and pushups.

  • If you’re having trouble getting motivated to exercise, get halfway there. If you want to go to the gym, but just don’t feel like it, at least just drive yourself to gym, and tell yourself that if you still don’t feel like working out, you’ll go home. Odds are, though, once you’re there, you won’t feel like driving home. (But if you do, that’s OK too.) Then tell yourself you’ll just walk on the treadmill for 10 minutes, even if your exercise routine involves much more. Just telling yourself to do one more thing, without having to commit to anything else, will make things much easier. And before long, your endorphins will take over.

  • An easy way to burn more fat is to walk everywhere within a reasonable distance. You save money on gas, and also save wear and tear on your vehicle. And you might save parking charges and/or cab, bus or subway fares. All you need are comfortable shoes (take your dressier shoes with you in a bag if necessary) and walk, walk, walk. Pick up the pace as you get fitter to make those short journeys even quicker and smile at all the traffic traveling bumper to bumper in the rush hour. Biking is also a good option as you are working hard and getting to your destination faster.

  • Eat smaller dinners. You don’t need to stop eating the things you like, but you should try eating smaller portions inch by inch. Large dinners tend to hurt a fat loss process because most people aren’t very active after dinner. This is the basis for advice along the lines of “don’t eat anything within a certain number of hours before going to bed”. The claim that your entire dinner is stored as fat isn’t entirely true. The process is more complicated than that, but the fact you don’t move after dinner is enough to hurt your cause. You can offset this by eating a larger lunch or snacking healthily before dinner.

  • If you get lots of sweet cravings, replace sweets and sugar with fruits. The sugars in fruits are digested differently than the empty calories of white sugar that are in most candy and processed foods. The fiber in fruit also slows the absorption of the sugars so you don’t get as high a sugar rush (and as low a crash).

  • On days where you are feeling dragged down because you haven’t slept much, make sure you get some lean proteins in your body. When we haven’t slept, our bodies tend to crave sugar and “junk food.” We can curtail this by getting lean proteins such as nuts and fish into our diet.

Warnings
  • Doing only sit-ups and crunches can actually cause the appearance of more belly fat, as the abdominal muscles grow in size and shape, they will push out against the fat, making it appear larger and thicker.

  • If you’ve gained weight or been pregnant, you may have excess skin in the belly area that won’t disappear no matter how much fat you burn. You will only know how much excess skin there is, though, if you get rid of all the fat first. It is also possible that your skin will tighten up again once you’ve lost the belly fat. Courtesy: Wikihow

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How to Lose Belly Fat


There are a lot of annoying gimmicks about how to get rid of belly fat. While there’s no “magic bullet” that will target abdominal fat in particular, this post will explain what causes an expanding waistline, and how you can make the spare tire go away.


Jump-Starting Your Metabolism :

Eat breakfast. It might seem counterproductive to eat if you’re trying to lose weight, but studies show that eating breakfast within an hour of waking up keeps your insulin levels steadier and your LDL cholesterol (the bad kind) levels lower.
  • Try to eat your breakfast around the same time each day. If you tend to sleep in on the weekends, eat as soon as you wake up.
  • Consider including protein and high-fiber foods in your breakfast — because they take longer to process than refined sugars and complex carbs, you’ll continue to feel full throughout the morning. Try eggs, peanut butter, and fresh fruit and vegetables.
  • Avoid making sugary cereals, waffles, pancakes, french toast, breakfast pastries, or instant oatmeal the sole focus of your breakfast. If you’re going to splurge and eat something with refined sugars, try to balance it with protein or fiber.


Decompress. Research indicates that the secretion of cortisol (a hormone your body produces during times of stress) is correlated with an increase in belly fat. Here are some strategies for combating everyday stress:

  • Get enough sleep. Most adults need at least 7 hours of sleep every night to function properly. 
  • Set aside time to relax. Even if it’s only 15 minutes on your lunch break, try to find time to simply close your eyes, breathe deeply, and forget your worries.
  • Keep your stress away from your sleeping area. If you can avoid it, don’t do work or anything stressful in your bedroom. Tell yourself that the area is reserved for rest and relaxation, and resolve to leave your worries behind as soon as you step into the room.

Aim to take 10,000 steps a day ( ~ 5 miles ). One of the easy way to reduce weight without going on hard diet.Get a pedometer and try to increase the number of steps you take each day. Take the stairs instead of the elevator. Walk instead of driving. Stand up and walk for 30 steps every 30 minutes. If you have a sedentary job, consider getting a treadmill desk,walk over to visit a neighbor or get outside to walk around the garden or do a little weeding.





Switch out refined grains for whole grains. In a scientific study, people who ate all whole grains (in addition to five servings of fruits and vegetables, three servings of low-fat dairy, and two servings of lean meat, fish, or poultry) lost more belly fat than another group that ate the same diet, but with all refined grains

  • Melt fat with grains. A diet rich in whole grains changes the glucose and insulin response in your body, which hastens the melting of fat, and visceral fat, that deep layer of fat, is easier for your body to burn than the subcutaneous fat under your skin (the fat that you can see and grab).
  • Try to avoid “white” grains. For instance, purchase brown wheat bread instead of over-processed white bread, and favor wild brown rice over white rice

Drink plenty of water. Studies suggest that consistently drinking water throughout the day can lead to a more active metabolism, regardless of dieting . Additionally, drinking more water helps your body flush out waste and toxins and improves your overall health.


  • Aim to drink an 8-oz. glass of water 8 times per day, or 64 ounces total.
  • Carry a water bottle with you so that you can drink whenever you feel thirsty.
  • Know how to tell when you’re sufficiently hydrated. It’s a slightly gross metric, but you’ll know you’re drinking enough water when your urine runs almost clear. If it’s still yellow, drink up. Courtesy: Wikihow

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    Google Nexus 7 Tablet Jelly Bean 4.1 Android

    After unveiling the latest Jellybean android 4.1, the search engine giant has official announced the much talked Google Nexus 7 Tablet, though it was difficult for Google to keep Nexus tablet as a secret as almost everything about the Nexus 7 was leaked before Google unveiled it but Nexus appears to be getting very good at designing tablets. Google Nexus 7 is well expected to be an affordable table for obvious reasons, to compete with iPad and Kindle fire. The exact release has not yet announced to its Indian user but is likely to be in Q3 2012, but in it will be made available in US, UK and Australia this July so let see what Google Nexus 7 is to offer its android user.


    As expected Google Nexus 7 runs on newly launched Jelly Bean 4.1 Android with 1.3GHz quad-core Tegra 3 processer on a capacity of 1GB RAM letting it users to enjoy an all new fast performance, a beautiful and responsive screen experience but sadly it does not come with a microSD card slot, so you are limited to its original capacity.


    The Nexus 7 is 198.5 x 120 x 10.45mm 7-incher weighs in at 340 grams making lighter than iPad, Kindle Fire: at just 340g, the Nexus 7 is the weight of a fairly slim book. Google Nexus 7 features a 7″ IPS display with a resolution of 1280×800 pixels. The Google Nexus 7 comes with Wi-Fi a/b/g/n, Bluetooth and NFC connectivity and Google Wallet preinstalled and will be available in 8GB and 16GB flavors.

    The bad: The lack 3G and 4G and only a 1.2MP front-facing snapper and as mentioned earlier you are limited to its 1GB capacity, the obvious reason for exclusion of these features is the price keeping it as low as possible.
    So let’s wait and watch this July to explore the experience Google Nexus 7.
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