Using an iPhone 5C won’t make you cool, here’s why

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The iPhone 5C has a problem. It got the tag “cheaper version of iPhone” added to it.

The new iPhones have just been announced and the world is still reacting to the new announcements through different social networks. This was the first Apple event where Apple announced two iPhones at the same time. While I’ve already seen many people putting together their money for the cheaper version of iPhone, I just don’t think they are going to look as cool as previous generation of iPhone users did.

With the introduction of iPhone 5C, Apple just made classifications of its users: Ones that can afford high class (and higher-priced) iPhone, and ones that can’t.

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Anger and Criticism Surfaces as People Failed to get Google I/O Ticket: All Blames on Google Wallet

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Mixed criticism and sheer anger floods Google+ and Twitter stream as people failed to get themselves a ticket for Google’s annual program, Google I/O.

Google I/O is one of the most anticipated program of the year for any developer and Google/Android enthusiasts. This year’s I/O is scheduled to be held from May 15 throughout May 17. Registration opened up this morning and all tickets were sold out in less than 45 minutes according to reports from various blogs. Continue reading

And the Whole World Wait for Sir Galaxy the Fourth

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The whole world has come to a standstill. Those who are willing to see the 2013 generation of smartphone including those who surely cannot afford to buy it are holding their breath as the day March 14 approaches. Sir Galaxy the Fourth will set foot in public for the first time ever in history, making tons of buzz around the web and print media world.

Did you make note when I wrote “the 2013 generation of smartphone?” How do you define when a generation starts and ends? Well, when it comes to human generation (culture, etc) you can’t obviously say. But when it comes to smartphone generation, you can take a look back and do the obvious math.

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Samsung Galaxy S4 Might Scroll Based on Eye Movement, Another Step-Forward to Making Human Lazier?

samsung galaxy s4The New York Times’ Bits Blog has recently posted an article noting an unanimous source from Samsung that its upcoming wonder, Samsung Galaxy S4, may feature an intelligent eye-sensing scrolling option. If it’s true, you will no longer have to scroll down when reading a PDF or a web article on your S4. Continue reading

BlackBerry Maker Research-in-Motion (RIM) is now BlackBerry

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BlackBerry device maker’s had a rather weird name, Research-in-Motion (RIM). Not weird, if you take the meaning into account. But given the product’s name, the maker’s name is rather odd. The company probably figured that out. And now it’s rebranding itself to BlackBerry.

Canadian company RIM is officially now BlackBerry. This was announced during the official unveiling of BlackBerry 10, the company’s hard effort in surviving in the current smartphone industry.

CEO Thorsten Heins informed the audience in New York event that the company will now be called BlackBerry instead of RIM. Emphasizing on the fact that their main focus is now BlackBerry 10, CEO said, “It is one brand, it is one promise. From today on, we are BlackBerry everywhere in the world.

As iPhone continued to rise as the “real” smartphone, the rise of Android gave it a break and took more than 50% share of all smartphone industry. In this battle between iOS and Android, where Windows Phone is a relatively new player, the once luxurious and glorious BlackBerry was kind of lost. RIM, or now BlackBerry, hopes to make a strong comeback with its BlackBerry 10 operating system.

Now that the OS is finally here, we’ll get to see how good BlackBerry 10 really is.

Soon, You Might Have to Pay to Subscribe to YouTube Channels

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YouTube has reached out to several major video production houses and asked them to submit applications for channels which will require payment for viewers to subscribe, Reuters has reported today.

Reuters cited AdAge, which cited anonymous sources saying that the first paid subscription channel will be available by the second quarter of this year. Viewers may have to pay for subscribing to those channels for a certain amount of monthly fee which could be anywhere between $1 to $5.

YouTube, acquired and now owned by Google, Inc. is the world’s most popular video-sharing website. The site itself has a vast amount of income by Google advertisements. It shares some of the revenue with top publishers whose videos are viewed a lot of times. However, YouTube does not seem to be happy with its current figure of earning as it’s looking to go beyond and make viewers pay.

But money may not be the only thing YouTube is seeking.

YouTube wants to add professional-grade video programs to its online archive of millions of video clips, most of which are amateur and valueless to general audience. While other video sharing websites such as Vimeo are providing users a chance to pay and get additional advantages over their account, YouTube is seeming doing the opposite as their target is the professional folks, not the viewers.

YouTube boss Salar Kamangar told Reuters back in June that some YouTube video producers were demanding that viewersget to pay a fee to watch some of the programs. This could be what YouTube is currently going for.

By the end of 2013, we’ll definitely know. Let’s just hope it won’t turn viewers away. Not everyone is happy to pay, right?