Sunday, 27 July 2014

Bose Sues Beats Over Noise-Canceling Headphones


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Earlier this month Beats was going after headphone counterfeiters in China, but now the company is facing a lawsuit of its own over noise-canceling technology developed and patented by Bose. CNBC broke the news earlier today, and the entire filing is also available to read online.
In the suit Bose claims some of Beats’ headphones use technology it developed over the past 50 years through research and development dating back to 1978. In total, the complaint claims Beats is violating 22 U.S. patents and 14 more applications currently under review. Not all Beats headphones feature noise-cancelling technology, but it’s a key selling point for much of the company’s high-end lineup.
A quick Google or Amazon search will pull up hundreds of different noise canceling headphones, and while it’s possible Bose is going after more than one company Beats feels like an easy target. Not only is the celebrity-backed firm highly successful, but it’s also set to merge with Apple. Once Beats is swallowed up into the Cupertino company it could be a lot harder to pull off a similar lawsuit, though that doesn’t necessarily Bose will succeed now.

Mega Man Battle Network Confirmed for Wii U Release


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Are you itching for some new Mega Man? Well, so am I, but that’s not happening any time soon. Instead, you have another chance to dive into the older library thanks to the efforts of the Game Boy Advance Virtual Console on Wii U. Capcom has confirmed with Nintendo thatMega Man Battle Network will be available on July 31.
The Mega Man Battle Network games are a strange bunch. Excellent combat which feels like a natural RPG fit for the Mega Man universe is somewhat bungled up by its kid friendly setting. Not that kid friendly settings are inherently bad, but I remember most of my time playing these games when they were new was most spent wondering “When can I fight again?!”
That being said , the first two games are definitely worth checking out. Back in the day, they brought a bit of imagination and excitement to the aging franchise with an original twist that was genuinely fun. Like most Mega Man sub-series though, fans agree that it got a little stale by the third entry and was totally irrelevant went it closed down at the sixth.
Mega Man might not be seeing any new games in the near future, but far and away, the best way to experience his classic games from the NES, the Super Nintendo and even the Game Boy Advance has been the Virtual Console on both the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U. I’ve blasted through Mega Man 2 on my 3DS quite a few times, played the Game Boy Mega Man V for the first time, and rediscovered that Mega Man 6 is actually a pretty decent game. Mega Man X is also always a blast to waste an afternoon on.
The Mega Man Battle Network games are a more than welcome addition. It seems like all we have waiting now is a digital channel for Mega Man Legends on PlayStation 3. Can’t happen, Capcom says. Sorry guys.

Unlocking Your Phone in the U.S. is About to Be Legal Again


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Last year it became illegal to unlock your phone in the U.S. as part of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. At the time we were pretty upset, and now over a year later Congress is finally correcting its mistake. All that’s left is for President Obama to sign the new bill into law, and that shouldn’t be much of an issue.
The Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act passed through the U.S. Senate earlier this summer. Earlier today it was approved unanimously by the House of Representatives. The bill gives regular people and third-party companies the right to unlock a smartphone once it’s been tied to a specific carrier. For the past year only carriers were allowed to unlock their own phones, and they typically wouldn’t do it until you’d paid off the device’s entire unsubsidized price.
It’s worth noting that the new bill won’t clear up this issue once and for all. Instead the rules will be reconsidered again next year and then once every three years for the foreseeable future. Hopefully we’ll see the same unanimous support for unlocking in 2015 and into the future, but it’s also possible carriers could influence the decision down the road. In the short term, however, you should be able to unlock your smartphone as soon as the president signs the bill into law.

Nexus 6 Reportedly Being Made By Motorola


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Alongside its new Moto X+1, Motorola is reportedly working on a new Nexus device, codenamed Shamu, that is set to launch sometime this fall, according to Android Police.
Despite plenty of rumors suggesting the Nexus lineup was going bye-bye—those suggestions have been refuted, too—it sounds like a Motorola-made Nexus device is a very real possibility. The real kicker, though, is that it’ll feature a 5.9-inch display and fingerprint sensor, though no other details regarding specs have been revealed.
Speculation over Google’s Nexus program has run rampant ever since information over an Android Silver initiative first started popping up. At first we thought we might not see any further Nexus devices, but numerous rumors have claimed we’ll actually see a Nexus tablet made by HTC, known currently as Volantis. But what about a phone?
LG is typically involved in the Nexus program, but the company recently said it knew nothing about Google’s upcoming plans. That seemed to indicate we wouldn’t see another Nexus smartphone, but that doesn’t appear to be the case.
Android Police says they’re somewhat confident this rumor is true, giving it a 6.5 out of 10. “Point are deducted simply because hardware plans can change very quickly, even when a prototype device already exists,” Android Police writes. “We are confident that Shamu is a real device under active development, and fairly confident that it is a contender for the Nexus program.”
Being that it’s a contender doesn’t mean it’ll be the device consumers will be able to buy later this year. But Motorola is apparently working on a device, which is supposed to be “targeted at major U.S. carriers, and unspecified carriers in other parts of the world,” Android Police said.
We recently saw images of what appeared to be the Moto X+1, though unfortunately no images of the alleged Shamu device are available. If Google does plan on releasing more Nexus devices, they’re probably a few months away from seeing an official release. Last year, Google unveiled the Nexus 5 on Oct. 31, so we’re still about three months away. With supposed images of Volantis already floating around, however, perhaps we’ll get an early glimpse of a Motorola-made Nexus soon.

Motorola Moto X vs HTC Desire 210 – Top Specs and Price Comparison




We will be comparing these devices to see which one is better and why. One thing is for sure, they both have perks and they both have flaws. Neither one is perfect, but one of them is closer to being so than the other, so check below to see which one is it.

HTC DESIRE 210

This device is believed to be designed for users that aren’t so keen on the technical part of things, when it comes to smartphones. It’s a compact little phone, as it fits in your palm with no problem. Worth mentioning, is the fact that it was released in June 2014 and does not feature support for the new Android KitKat.
Design and Display
The device isn’t small, or big, so you could say that it’s somewhere in between, with its measurements being 4.95 x 2.56 x 0.41 inches, all wrapped around a 4 inch multi touch display, with a pixel density of 233 ppi. It’s not the brightest screen you’ll ever see, but it does come with a proximity sensor.
Camera, Specs and Battery
In terms of specifications, this phone is quite modest. It has a 5 MP camera on the rear, capable of recording video at a 720p quality, which isn’t all that bad, but also sports a 0.3 VGA camera on the front, which isn’t all that good. The 1GHz dual core processor and 512 MB of RAM complete the list of modest specifications, alongside the 1300 mAh battery. A battery that small isn’t enough to power too much for too long, but in all honesty, it doesn’t have all that much to power.

MOTOROLA MOTO X

We know a few things about the Moto X, even though it isn’t set to be released until 23 August 2014. We know that Motorola is planning on filling this device with a lot of cool specs, and the only things about it that don’t look that good right now are the irreplaceable battery and the lack of a micro SD slot for extra memory.
Display and Design
The perks of this device’s design and display are the added scratch resistance, proximity sensor and multi touch features. The display will run on a standard RGB matrix but using the new OLED technology. This will allow you to observe how your screen displays true color density.
Camera, Specs and Battery
The advanced camera features go hand in hand with the superior camera specifications, well above those of the Desire 210. It has 10 MP rear camera, and a 2 MP shooter on the front of the device. Its internal memory is 4 times that of the Desire 210, namely 16 GB, and it also leaves the HTC devices behind in terms of CPU and RAM, with 2 GB of RAM and a 1.7 GHz dual core processing unit. Everything is powered by the included 2200 mAh battery.
Conclusion
It is pretty clear that the Desire 210 is nowhere near the Moto X in terms of specifications and power. One of the Moto X’s strong points, its 10 MP camera, is no match for the Desire 210, which doesn’t even support standard features such as LED Flash, auto focus or brightness auto adjustment.
You should be able to get the Moto X on Amazon.com for about $300, while the Desire 210 is a lot cheaper, due to its reduced spec list, in comparison.

Nokia Lumia 525 vs Nokia X2 – Top Specs and Prices Comparison




Let’s see which of these two handsets from Nokia is better, as they they aren’t exactly the same, even though they are under the same brand name. For instance, one of the most important differences is the fact that the Nokia Lumia 525 runs using the Windows 8 operating system, while the Nokia X2 is running Android by Google.
Nokia Lumia 525
Part of the popular Lumia series of smartphones by Nokia, the Lumia 525 comes with some unique design and internal features. In most part, the devices revolves around music, and was released in November 2013.
Design and Display
This bright and stylish looking device lives up to its price, in terms of appearance, and has a 4 inch display with a pixel density of 235 ppi. Even though its screen might be a little smaller than today’s standard for smartphones, it compensated by providing scratch resistance. The display is, of course, multi touch.
Camera, Specs and Battery
Under the hood, for this one, we have a 1 GHz dual core processor, alongside a full GB of RAM storage. And speaking of storage, there are also 8 GB of internal memory included in the deal. Moving down to the camera, the Lumia 525 has only one, on the rear, so no front facing camera for this model. The back camera has no Flash LED, and has only 5 MP. To top off the list of pretty mediocre-low specifications, we can add that the battery is only 1430 mAh.
Nokia X2
The X2 was released in June 2014 and is also pretty affordable, when it comes to money, just like the Lumia 525. There are a few differences, however, between these two devices, like the fact that the X2 does not operate on the Windows 8 OS like the 525, but instead uses a mix of Android and Nokia X. Even though you shouldn’t expect huge improvements from the Lumia 525, you can be sure that this model has its specs more evenly spread.
Design and Display
It has a slightly bigger display than the Lumia, 4.3 inch, compared to the Lumia’s  4 inch display, but also has a lower ppi desnity because of this, of only 219. The fact that it uses a clear black LCD screen gives it another boost over the Lumia, therefore taking the lead. It is also scratch resistant and equipped with proximity and light sensors.
Camera, Specs and Battery
The X2 also comes with a better CPU than the Lumia, 1.2 GHz, and the same 1 GB of RAM. When it comes to internal memory, the Lumia tops the X2, having 8 GB of internal storage space while the X2 has only 4. But, however, you can add up to another 32 GB of space on your X2  by using a micro SD card. The camera isn’t really jaw-dropping, as it has a 5 MP camera and Flash LED on the back, and a 0.3 MP camera in the front, but still it’s a lot better than what the Lumia offers in this department. The battery is also better, 1800 mAh.
Conclusion
Both devices are relatively cheap, but out of the two, the X2 has far better specifications, while the Lumia 525 seems to have concentrated most its resources on the music aspect. From CPU to display, to battery, the X2 is superior at every step.
Price
You can grab either device over at Amazon.com for under $150.

Clash Of Clans – Best Farming, Defending and Resources heats, Tips and Tricks




Clash of Clans is a game developed by Supercell. It was firstly released back in 2012 for the iOS platforms, but it reached the Android platforms one year later.

1. Resources
While you attack other players, you will be able to take a part of the resources that are in specific buildings, such as drills or storages. You will take 100% of what resources are stored in Town Hall, 75% of Dark Elixirs that are stored in Dark Elixirs drills, 50% of what resources are stored in Gold/Elixirs collectors, 20% of what resources are stored in Gold/Elixis storages and 5% of the Dark Elixirs stored in Dark Elixir storages. Keep in mind that if you attack someone with a lower Town Hall than you, you will get a smaller amount of resources and if you attack someone who has a higher Town Hall than you, you will get a slightly more resources.
2. Defending your base with walls
After you start playing the game, you will get access to wooden walls. These walls are not so useful at the beginning, but they will become more useful when you upgrade them. You will want to slow down your enemies until they reach your Town Hall and the resources buildings and the Walls are a way to do it. When you get your walls high enough, they will be actually your best defensive structures. Until your attackers break the walls, your defensive buildings will have the time to do a lot of damage to your enemies and you will probably win the battle thanks to your the walls.
3. Farming while having low Trophies
The easiest way to farm in Clash of Clans is by lowering your Trophies under 200 and start farming using Goblins. The match making in Clash of Clans uses your amount of Trophies to find players who have the same Trophies range as you. Using this strategy, you will most likely find weak protected villages and you will need around 20-40 Goblins to get 30.000 Gold and Elixirs from them.
While you raid, you will most likely find some very well protected villages and you will want to lower your Trophies when you see villages like those. To do this, just deploy a Goblin to the villages and tap “next” fast.
4. Getting some free elixirs
This cheat works when you have less than 30 seconds before you finish upgrading a troop. Right before the 30 seconds run out, queue the troop you are upgrading (make sure your army camps are full before you do this). After the upgrade finishes, cancel the training of the troops and you will get elixirs that you invested back + the difference of the new price that the upgraded troops have.
You can also save some elixirs by using the troops training glitch. Likewise the other glitch, you will need to have your army camps full. Before you logout, start training Wall breakers, and you will see that the elixirs for them will be taken from you. This means that those elixirs will not be able to be taken if someone will raid your village while you are offline. As soon as you login back, just cancel the training of the Wall breakers and you will receive back the elixirs you invested to train them.
5. Revenge yourself!
While you are offline, your village is vulnerable to attacks. When you login back to the game, you will notice in your defense log the person who attacked you. You will also have a “revenge” button, which will take you to your attacker’s village and you will be able to attack him back. The revenge button is awesome because you can actually “look” at the village right before you attack it. Don’t attack it right away, do it when your enemy has enough resources.

Apple iPhone 6 vs Xiaomi Mi 4 – Price and Specs Comparison


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The Xiaomi Mi 4 was released this month, being created by “Apple of China”. The real Apple will launch its new flagship on September 19, according to reports, and the war between the two giant companies will be more ferocious than ever. And that’s because Xiaomi is good at cloning Apple products.
Although we don’t have a confirmation yet for the specs and features of the iPhone 6, we can only suppose that the leaked information is reliable and we’ll use it to compare the Apple smartphone with the Chinese product.
Displays and Sizes
The iPhone 6 is expected to feature an LED-backlit IPS LCD display with 16M colors, a resolution of 960×1,704pixels and 416ppi. The device will be equipped with a shatter-proof sapphire crystal glass case and will be water resistant. The Mi 4 also has an IPS LCD display with 16M colors, a resolution of 1,080×1,920pixels and a higher pixel density – 441ppi. This phone is dust and water resistant, being IP67 certified.
According to GSMarena reports, both of the devices will have: 2G, 3G and 4G and their sizes are quite similar. The iPhone 6 is measuring 5.12×2.56×0.28inches and it weights 113grams, while the Mi 4 has the dimensions of 5.48×2.70×0.35inches and a weight of 149grams.
Hardware and OS
The iPhone 6 will be powered by a dual-core 2GHz CPU, coupled with an Apple A8 chipset and will run on the iOS8 operating system. The Mi 4 comes with a 2.5GHz Krait 400 CPU, which is backed up by a Qualcomm MSM8974AC Snapdragon 801 chipset, but it runs on the Android 4.4.3 (KitKat) OS. As for the internal memory – there will be three variants available for the iPhone 6 – 16, 32, 64 or 128GB. The Mi 4 has 16 and 64GB of internal storage, unexpandable. The Apple device has 2GB of RAM, while the Chinese product has 3GB of RAM.
Cameras
It seems that the Mi 4 outpaces the iPhone 6 in terms of photo shooting, having a 13MP rear camera with 4128×3,096pixels, dual-LED flash and autofocus. The iPhone 6 is “blocked” at the same 8MP rear camera – as its predecessors, having features such as 3,264×2,448pixels, dual-LED flash & autofocus. Both of the devices have video recording capabilities at 1,080p@60fps and 1,080p@30fps.
Batteries
Both of these smartphones have non-removable batteries. However, the iPhone 6 has a Li-Po 1,850mAh battery, whereas the Chinese smartphone has a Li-Ion 3,080mAh battery.
iPhone 6: Other features
  •  white, space grey, gold or silver color variants
  •  it has active noise cancellation – with dedicated Mic
  •  iCloud cloud service
  •  iBooks PDF reader
  •  iCloud Keychain
  •  AirDrop file sharing
  •  TV-out
  •  Maps
  •  Audio/video player/editor
  •  Document and Photo viewer/editor
  •  Voice memo/dial/command
  •  Siri personal assistant with natural language commands and dictation
  •  AirDrop file sharing
  •  Twitter and Facebook included
  •  Organiser
  •  Predictive text input.
Mi 4: Other features
  •  black and white color variants
  •  TV-out via via MHL A/V link
  •  MP4/DivX/XviD/WMV/H.264/H.263 player
  •  MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FLAC player
  •  Active noise cancellation – with dedicated mic
  •  Organiser
  •  SNS integration
  •  Photo/video editor
  •  Document viewer
  •  Voice memo/dial/commands
  •  Predictive text input (Swype).
Prices
The Mi 4 16GB variant costs 320 dollars, while the 64GB variant is priced at 400 dollars. The iPhone 6 will be much more expensive. The 4.7inches variant will be priced at 850 dollars, while the 5.5inches variant will cost over 1000 dollars.

Top Jump Start Tips for Temple Run 2




Endless running games are widely popular nowadays because of the sudden rise in smartphone users.

These types of games are best played on touch sensitive screens with motion sensors. Tilt your phone to move the running character from one side to another; swipe the screen to change his running direction. That’s not all, you will need to collect all the coins along the way, while you surf through a pile of obstacles and a ferocious creature is chasing you for your life. Gear up for some adrenaline rush as you play the latest edition of the popular Temple Run series. Here, you will get to learn some readymade jumpstart tricks that will get you started. Compete with others and beat the high score like a pro runner.
Earn Free Coins as You Start
Are you ready for the wilderness and thrill of Temple Run 2? If yes, you must prepare yourself fully and start your first run, earning some coins in advance. Temple Run 2 gives you 250 coins for free while you connect this app to your Facebook account. Go to the in-app shop option and navigate to the ‘Connect with Facebook’ button and click OK. Enter your login details and bingo! You can check out your vault for extra 250 coins. You can buy power-ups and other upgrades as you start. However, it is better to collect some more coins and then you can go for some Temple Run 2 power-ups shopping.
Prioritize Purchase of Essential Upgrades
You can find many upgrades in Temple Run 2. You need to select one or two most essential ones. Then, work on your way to upgrade those at first. Such an essential upgrade is the coin magnet capability. This upgrade allows you to attract coins along the way using magnetic power. The more you upgrade this capability, the longer you can use this power while you use it in-game. This is a smart way to collect coins without moving much on the edge. Your second priority would be upgrading the Shield Duration option. This is another trick to ignore the obstacles for a limited period of time. Shield gives you a protective covering. You become invincible. Nothing, except the walls and cliff hangers, can cause you damage.
Mind Your Timing
Temple Run 2 is a game of timing and keeping your finger in sync with your mind. Sometimes, your mind says “jump now”, but your finger reacts a second later. And you’re dead in no time. There is no mercy in the world of Temple Run 2. Every single mistake has its price. If you do not practice perfecting your timing, you will play again and again with no results. Be determined to set a new high score. Play the initial levels repeatedly and try to get an idea how your phone responds to your finger swipes and tilting. As soon as you gain the pace, you will become a pro runner, running miles without a fall.
Follow all these strategies carefully and you will not be far away from setting a groundbreaking score in Temple Run 2 soon!

Apple TV vs. Roku – Which is Better?




Both Apple TV and Roku TV are streaming media devices very popular in the market, so it can be quite a tough decision, selecting one of the two options.

Though there are many other streaming boxes, these are the mainstream devices that can offer you streaming content on your television. They offer a lot of functionality at a cost of $100. Both the devices also receive software updates regularly.
Benefits of Apple TV
If you have invested heavily in the Apple system, it is better to opt for Apple TV, as it can offer you the best means of watching content on iTunes, on your big television screen. Apple also offers a lot of other important applications, such as HBO Go, along with WatchESPN; so it is no longer just a limited or closed selection of services from Apple. Another important feature of Apple TV is the AirPlay feature, whereby you can stream your favorite music and videos from iTunes or from an iOS device to the television. AirPlay also works for many other third party applications, like Pandora and Spotify.
Benefits of Roku TV
It has been noted that Roku TV gets new applications along with new services, at a much faster pace, when compared to Apple TV. Roku now has more than 750 channels. However, all the content may not be of a high quality, as much of it is only of a filler type of content. There are also other important services offered by Roku TV, which is absent in Apple TV, such as the Amazon Instant. The interface on Roku is also very much enhanced now and is quick on the hardware. The remote that is available with the integrated headphone jack is a great feature. It allows the user to stream content without disturbing others.
Enhanced Experience on Roku
Roku 3 was launched in the early part of 2013 and is a simple device. The interface has been redesigned. However, the experience is different within some applications, such as Amazon Instant and on HBO Go, compared to the other platforms. The contents on Roku have always been the highlighting points, as Roku offers Netflix and Hulu Plus along with HBO Go, NHL GameCenter, Crackle Radio, TED Talks, CNET, Amazon Instant and many others. Content is also being continually added to Roku TV and it offers many live television options, such as Aero and the Time Warner Cable application. The box has a good design and the remote is an outstanding feature.
Roku also offers a cross platform search feature, where you just need to type in some characters and the device checks it out in the major services, for the content you are looking for. The major disadvantage is that YouTube is not available and is not likely to come any time soon as well.
Apple TV – Best Streaming Video Box
Though it started out as a clunky box, there have been constant updates to the device and it is no longer just a glorified player for Netflix. The complaint against Apple TV was that there is only a limited option of services; but the recent additions, such as HBO Go make this complaint invalid. All major services, such as Netflix, YouTube and Hulu Plus or MLB.TV are available, though Amazon Instant is missing. Apple TV also offers iTunes with plenty of movies and television shows and its presentation is the best, as it also offers scores from Rotten Tomatoes and other information about the product. All purchases from iTunes are also stored in the cloud, so it makes it very easy to stream anything that you have purchased, again and again. AirPlay is also a great killer feature and it is easy to stream Pandora using an iOS device.


Sunset Overdrive Character Customization Will Spoil You


The newest character customization video released by Insomniac Games, the people behind the upcoming Xbox One exclusive Sunset Overdrive, looks like serious business.


It has been so long since we came across a game that offered so many ways to personalize your character, in ways that would let you depict how you actually want to look, when the apocalypse is right around the corner. The game offers tons of costumes, apparels and other elements to design your character, so that you literally won’t be wearing the same thing the next day.
From what we saw in the video, it definitely looks like the developers were too serious about the outfits, that they made hundreds of them that can be mismatched until you get the perfect look. Whatever you ask for, be it, gloves, hair styles, shirts or anything that is related to your character, it will be in the game. The developers opine that this will finally allow them to give players the much needed platform where they could forget the real world and live in a virtual world, where anything goes.
Unlimited Customization
According to the official statement from the developers, Sunset Overdrive is going to be one crazy affair, where there will be lots of new monsters to kill, but the key difference that sets the game apart from its competitors is its ability to let you kill the monsters in style. The story line is set in a location which is completely abandoned and the world has literally come to an end. People consume a random drink named Overcharge Delirium XT which turns them into monsters and the non-drinkers are supposed to bring them down.
The game lets you customize your character so that you look unique in this co-op multiplayer title, where multiple friends can hop into the same game. It lets you customize your face and body the way you desire. Some categories include hair, face, shirts, jackets, gloves, tattoos, pants and shoes. Each one of them is part of your body and the wackier you get with them, the easier you will be identified, in the map, among other players, who might have many insane looks of their own.
Bringing on the Personality
“We wanted to make sure players had every freedom of choice to make their character look as they wanted it to be. It is more than just a character, because after playing for many hours, people would automatically feel close to the online persona. We had everything under the sleeve, but we did reject some ideas that sounded too crazy to fit in to the Sunset Overdrive world,” said the developers at Insomnia Games. The costumes are inspired by European, American club couture, British punk, Tokyo street fashion and other parts of the world where such freak fashion exists, in abundant quantity. The developers want everyone to know that they are not going all American, but rather wanted to bring the world under one roof where everything goes. Each costume has also been designed to match the body type, to make it more person specific, claims the team.

Clash of Clans – Top Defending, Attacking and Gems Strategies


If you just started playing Clash of Clans, we bet that you’ve become addicted immediately, but you’ve got a lot to learn about this game and we’re sharing some strategies that will help you get a good head start.

1. UPGRADING THE TOWN HALL

You shouldn’t upgrade the Town Hall too fast. Instead, maximize your troops’ level and the defensive buildings and after that, think about upgrading the Town Hall as well. Keep in mind that after every Town Hall upgrade, you will unlock new levels for your buildings and for your troops. This will give you a good start and you will be able to do great raids and in the same time, to have an effective defense for your village.
To gather resources in order to upgrade your Town Hall to level 7, you will spend a lot of time to maximize your defensive buildings, troops’ levels & spells. You will also want to have the walls up to level 6 or 7.
Don’t rush to get your Town Hall to level 8, like other players use to do. Most of the Clash of Clans players make the mistake to level up the Town Hall and that will bring them more dangerous enemies. This means that they are not able to farm well and can’t defend their village successfully.

2. TROPHIES

You will want to have the Trophies range that is good for you. Depending on your Trophies range, you will fight with weaker or stronger players. Find the right Trophies range that works great offensively as well as defensively. This way, you will be able to farm well and to avoid being “robbed” by other players.
Try to obtain 1250 Trophies fast, to get those free 450 Gems for your 4th builder that will come in handy.

3. DEFENDING YOUR VILLAGE

As you start collecting more and more loot, you will notice that this will attract powerful enemies who will try to steal your resources and destroy your village. As we told you above, you will have to maximize your defensive buildings and walls, even if that will take some time.
Until maximizing all of them, here are a few tips that can be very helpful:
- If your shield is off, try to stay online and logged in as much as you can and do not switch applications on your device because it will get you offline. While you are Online, you cannot be attacked.
- Leave your Town Hall outside of your walls in order to be destroyed with ease. This will attract a player who farms for Trophies and will attack your Town Hall, getting you a free shield.
- Before you logout from the game, maximize the queue of training with wall breakers. This will get your elixirs for all the queue wall breakers and when you login back, just cancel them to receive the elixirs back.

4) ATTACKING

When you attack other players, you will want to have a good balance between the cost of your troops and how much you are going to get from the raid. You will always want to win more resources that you invested.
Here are 3 setups that work well for attacking other players:
1. Low training time and cheap: 100 barbarians, 50 archers, 15 minions and 1 healer.
This will cost you between 20.000 and 40.000 Elixirs for a raid, since your camps will allow 180-220 units. This strategy works well against low level opponents. You will want to attack villages that have at least around 75.000 elixirs and 75.000 Gold, so it will worth the raid. Always aim to attack villages that have resources that are 3 times higher than the invested resources your troops cost.
2. Survival: 15-20 Giants, 1-2 Healers, 20-30 Archers, 20-30 Goblins (high level) and 2-4 Wall breakers.
Using this setup the training time will be longer and it will cost you around 80.000 elixirs. Take out the anti-air defensive buildings and heal your Giants. Giants will probably survive all defensive buildings but you will have to deploy the rest of your troops at the right moment. If you deploy them too soon they will most likely die without stealing any resources. Don’t attack players who have massive walls and strong defenses. You will want to use rage spell on your Giants, in case you feel that they need it.
3. Mass destruction: This is the most expensive setup and the training time is very long (around 45 to 60 minutes).
This strategy will be used only for players who have a good stash of Gold and Elixir, at least 500.000 each.
You will need 25 balloons, 20-25 minions, 5 barbarians, 10 archers and healing spells. Keep in mind that you will need the balloons maxed up because they will play an important role in this setup. Take out the air defensive buildings as soon as possible and, after that, deploy the balloons in a way that they are close enough to get healed along the way.

5. GEMS

We all know how important are the Gems in this game and most of us don’t really want to invest real money to get them. You can use an application called “FreeMyApps” that will get you around 1000 gems every 10-14 days.
Aside from this, you can also clean the rocks and the trees from your village to get you some gems.

Samsung Galaxy S5 vs Galaxy Note 3 – Best Samsung Phone


Over the last few years, Samsung has grown to become one of the most influential manufacturers of Android devices. It is, in fact, the largest seller of Android devices. With its Samsung Galaxy S5 and Galaxy Note 3, this brand has been able to push mobile technology to another level.
Samsung Galaxy S5 vs Galaxy Note 3
When it comes to choosing between these two devices, which one should you go for? The Samsung Galaxy S5 and Galaxy Note 3 are both fantastic gadgets. However, here is a comparison of the two that might help you in deciding on the better of the two.
Deals and Prices
Looking at the price range, the Note 3 can be cheaper or more expensive than the Galaxy S5. The prices may vary between retailers, but the Galaxy S5 will always cost more than the Note 3. The Galaxy S5 will retail at around $650 while the Galaxy Note 3 will retail at around $700 in the US market. However, the Galaxy Note 3 is cheaper in pounds (£) than the S5.
Designs and Dimensions
Samsung Galaxy S5– it is 8.1mm thick, 73mm wide and weighs 145g.
The Galaxy Note 3– it is 8.3mm thick, 79mm wide and weighs 168g.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 was among the very first Samsung phones to utilize the new Samsung style phone design. Initially, Samsung brand phones had a glossy plastic back side but now they feature a textured matte finish.
The Note 3 comes in a leather effect rear with fake stitching along the edges while the S5 comes in a lightly textured dimpled back.
From a distance, the Note 3 is more appealing to the eye than the S5. However, the faux leather on the Note 3 slightly lets it down.
Both phones feel good on the hand with the S5 being of a more manageable size.
Stylus and No Stylus
The Galaxy S5 does not use a stylus but has a fingerprint reader while the Note 3 uses stylus and has no fingerprint reader.
While the Note 3 lacks in some hardware present in S5, it comes with the stylus advantage. The stylus is pressure sensitive and thus offers a reasonable drawing experience. The stylus implementation is active for all areas of the phone.
It is possible to write freehand as opposed to using the virtual keyboard. This is all thanks to the handwriting recognition software.
On the other hand, the S5 comes with a fingerprint reader. You can use it to lock your phone. You simply swipe your finger over the scanner to unlock or to authorize payment.
The Screen
The Samsung Galaxy S5 comes with a 5.1 inch super AMOLED 1080p, gorilla glass 3 display while the Note 3 comes in 5.7 inch, super AMOLED 1080p gorilla glass 3 screen display.
The Galaxy Note 3 has a larger screen which makes it possible for the digitizer pen to function. Also, a larger screen is ideal when you want to watch movies, even though the quality of the display is much better in the S5.
The gorilla glass 3 is the latest and toughest touchscreen display. Although it can break when hit very hard, it can remain in the pocket without being damaged.
Which One is the Better of the Two?
The Galaxy S5 is a much more advanced phone than the Note 3. It has a more powerful processor and better camera tech. However, the Note 3 definitely wins for the large screen size and the stylus function.

This is How Good the Samsung Galaxy S5 Camera can Be


The camera in the Galaxy S5 is pretty awesome. In our review, we noted that Samsung is once again leading the charge for mobile optics with the release of this year’s flagship phone. The GS5′s camera can take pictures with incredible detail, thanks to its 16MP sensor, but also does a fantastic job of capturing brilliant colors when it needs to without overdoing it.

To continue to show how impressive their cameras can be, Samsung released the video above, which takes us on a tour of Trieste, Italy during a day from sunrise to sunset. The video was shot entirely with a Galaxy S5. While it’s obvious that some sort of professional crew was behind it all, you can’t help but be impressed by the results.

Saturday, 26 July 2014

Wii Sports Club will be available at retail July 25


The Wii Sports Club retail release for North America is tomorrow, July 25. The game will retail for $39.99 and includes all five sports that are currently available on the Nintendo eShop, including baseball, boxing, bowling, tennis and golf. The game is a follow-up to the highly popular Wii Sports Resort, for the original Wii console.

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If you haven’t yet tried any of the new sports on your Wii U, Nintendo is offering a 48 hour trial for each sport until December 31 of this year. If you decide you like the sports and want to purchase them all, you save $10 by purchasing the retail version, since each sport retails for $9.99 on the Nintendo eShop. Will you be purchasing the retail version, or are the eShop versions enough for you?

There’s still no word if the Wii Sports Club bundle we saw in Japan will be available in North America, but given the popularity of the original Wii Sports, this could be something we see soon with the release of the retail package.

Let us know in the comments!

OnePlus One: Another Xiaomi Competitor to Launch in India Soon


OnePlus One: Another Xiaomi Competitor to Launch in India Soon

Even though, the company expressed its interest in entering the Indian market via its official forum, however, the company didn't make any confirmed announcements. But if reports are to be believed, OnePlus is willing to be as interactive as possible To check out its fanbase in India. 

OnePlus wrote, "It's safe to say that we're interested in India. Being such a young company, we also know that India is a huge challenge. We're all about creating a great user experience from end to end. We understand that there is lots to learn, consider and set up before we can officially launch in this vast country."

The China-based smartphone maker also mentioned that India ranks at number 8 on their web traffic, higher than many of their launch countries. But in the expressively written blog, the company have successfully maintained the element of suspense through and through to surprise us later, at least according to the writer, which leads to a conclusion, "we still don't know when OnePlus will Launch in India." 
However, 'soon' is what we are all expecting, and reportedtly, OnePlus One smartphone will launch in India very soon, which comes packed with premium specifications. What is more incredible about the phone is that it will costunbelievably lesser to that of high-end smartphones with similar specs from top-tier brands. 

Oneplus One: Key Specifications 

OnePlus One features a 5.5-inch Full HD display offering a resolution of 1920 ×1080 pixels slapped with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 and is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 with 2.5GHz Quad-core CPU coupled with 3GB of RAM and runs on CyanogenMod 11S OS based on Android 4.4 (KitKat) platform. Other specs include: 16/64GB internal memory, 13-megapixel camera with Sony's IMX214 stacked sensor with 6-element lens, f/2.0 aperture, dual LED flash 4K video recording, 5-megapixel front-facing snapper, 4G LTE / 3G, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac (2.4/5 GHz), WiFi Direct, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS and NFC and it is powered by a 3100 mAh battery.

Celkon Millennium Vogue Q455 smartphone released in India at Rs 7999


The dual SIM Celkon Millennium Vogue Q455 has made an entry into India with its price set at Rs 7999, something which pushes it straight into the affordable smartphones category. This new device adheres to the latest trend among Indian manufacturers and grants the KitKat 4.4 software to buyers instead of coming with an older version of Android and making them wait for an update.

What sets the smallish phone apart from competition is the fact that it’s just 7.9mm thin. Keeping it out of the phablet category is a 4.5-inch display present on its front, offering visuals in a 540 x 960 pixel resolution. Celkon’s partnership with Broadcom has resulted in the latter’s chipset having found its way into the Millennium Vogue Q455.

Celkon Millennium Vogue Q455
There’s a 1.2GHz quad core CPU that handles its operations with help from 1GB of RAM. Furthermore, this Celkon device carries 16GB of storage onboard and even proffers a microSD card slot for memory expansion of up to 64GB. An 8MP rear camera and a 1.3MP front snapper also form part of its offerings. Packing in all these components, the smartphone still maintains its weight at 83.7g.

Here’s a full look at the specs of the Celkon Millennium Vogue Q455:
- Display: 4.5-inches, 540 x 960 pixels
- OS: Android 4.4.2 KitKat
- Processor: 1.2GHz quad core BCM23550
- Memory: 1GB RAM, 16GB storage
- Expandability: Up to 64GB
- Camera: 8MP rear, 1.3MP front
- Battery: 2000mAh
- Weight: 83.7g
- Dimensions: 136.5mm x 68mm x 7.9mm



The Celkon Millennium Vogue Q455 is yet to land via major e-retail sites, but you can expect that to happen soon and we’ll update you when it does.

Buy Skylanders Trap Team on Wii and Get a Free Code for Wii U


Activision is sweetening the pot for people who purchase Skylanders Trap Team on Wii, offering a free downloadable code for the toys-to-life game on Wii U as part of the package.



The official Skylanders Twitter account revealed the deal earlier this week, pushing people to pre-order the Wii version. "Get Skylanders Trap Team for Wii and receive a free code to download the game on Wii U!"

Possibly the most surprising aspect of this Nintendo-specific promotion is the fact that Activision hasn't made any of its Wii U games available on the eShop thus far. IGN has reached out to Activision about whether this signals a shift in the company's strategy on the Wii U eShop.

The Skylanders franchise has become a juggernaut in the video game industry, selling over 175 million toys. But before that happened, Nintendo actually had a chance to partner with Activision on the series. The Big N passed, however, and the rest is history.