Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Canon 5D Mark III sets for 2nd March Launch

We had previously reported that Canon’s next-generation 5D DSLR could be launching in February 28th. But it's already 29th February and still it hasn't released to market yet. So it’s obvious that those rumors did not pan out. Today we got a reliable evidence of release date of March 2nd for Canon 5D MK III. That's the invitation card Canon is sending out the various media, indicating that an event will be taking place on the 2nd of March. While it did not specifically mention the launch of the 5D MK III, the 2nd of March date seems to be in line with earlier rumors of a March launch.

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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Nokia Announced 808 PureView with 41 MP Camera

Nokia 808 PureView will be the most sophisticated camera phone out there with 41 MP camera with PureView Pro imaging technology and Carl Zeiss optics. This will be running on Symbian (Belle) OS and has a Single core, 1300 MHz, ARM 11 processor with 512 MB RAM / 1024 MB ROM memory.

Nokia 808 PureView can be described more like a camera than a smart phone. Addition to 41 MP camera it has LED Xenon flash with optical zoom enabled. It can also act as a camcorder with 1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps) and 1280x720 (720p HD) (30 fps) video options.

Nokia has Officially announced 808 PureView on 27 Feb 2012 and expected to release to market on 2012 Q2

Watch Nokia 808 PureView hands on preview

Monday, February 27, 2012

Canon EOS-1D X release to the market at the end of April

Canon EOS-1DX preview
The Canon EOS-1DX will finally release to the market at the end of April, soon after the releasing of 5D Mark III on March 2ndCanon EOS-1DX will geared with the new EF 500mm F/4L IS II USM and EF 600mm F/4L IS II USM following in May.

The EOS-1D X is Canon's most advanced EOS camera to date and it features a new 18.1MP full-frame CMOS sensor with a sensitivity range of ISO 100-51200 that can be expanded up to ISO 204800.
It also has a redesigned 61-point autofocus system and a 100,000 pixel RGB metering sensor that detects faces and color to aid exposure measurement.

The Canon 1DX is the first camera to feature dual "DIGIC 5+" processors and this enables it to have full-resolution continuous shooting of up to 12fps, or 14fps in the JPEG only super high-speed mode.
In addition to stills, the EOS-1D X is capable of recording Full HD (1920x1080p) movies.

Canon 5D Mark III images leaked

While the release date is getting closer, we received some pictures of Canon 5D Mark III yesterday. These images appeared on forum last evening and they look quite authentic.

Check more details on Canon 5D Mark III

Galaxy S3 with Quad-core 1.5 GHz expected in July

rendered preview of Samsung Galaxy S3 courtesy of

We are not 100% certain on this story but according to specs, definetely Samsung Galaxy S3 will be the hit of this year.  Certainly a June or July release date makes the most sense. According to released specs, it will run Android 4.0 powered by 1.8GHz quad-core CPU with 2GB of RAM, 32GB of internal memory and a microSD slot.

More specs are follows

  • Display : Size 4.6 inches with 720 x 1280 (HD) screen resolution built using Super AMOLED Plus technology
  • Processor: Quad core, Exynos 4412
  • memory: 2048 MB RAM
  • Storage: 32 GB
  • Camera: 12.1 megapixels
  • Camcorder: 1920x1080 (1080p HD) (60 fps)
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Sunday, February 26, 2012

Nikon will delay release date for D800E

Pre-Orders from Amazon for Nikon D800E got a mail saying that Nikon has delayed the release date for Nikon D800E. Proposed released date for Nikon D800E was April 12. However there's no information regarding delay of Nikon D800 which will be releasing on March 22. Still no information about new release date for D800E but Nikon has to be quick since Canon is about to release series of DSLR in coming months.

Source: NikonRumors

Canon EOS-5D Mark ll price drops!

If you planned to buy Canon 5D Mark II this week, just wait a week. We got a news about price reducing of Canon EOS-5D Mark ll 21.1 MP Digital Camera on starting on March first week. We still waiting for the confirmation about what the reduction will be, but with the release of Canon 5D mark III and Canon EOS 650D Rebel T4I, definitely there will be a price drop.

Therefore one week waiting will be definitely worth the money

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Free Tower Defense Games for Android

Today we picked some best free tower defense games on Android market. Some of them you may have played before, others may be completely new to you, but they all have one thing in common – they are fun and will keep you entertained for quite a while.

1) Lair Defense
When was the last time you played a game with dragons? Well, here is one. In Lair Defense, your goal is to prevent the humans from stealing the dragons’ eggs, and you have an arsenal of skills and magic spells to do that. The game is fun, challenging, and can easily keep you occupied for hours at a time.

Download Lair Defense from Android Market

2) Empire Defense II
Have you tried the first installment of Empire Defense? Well, the second one is quite different, but fortunately, in a good way. Instead of towers, it offers an arsenal of fighters, heroes, and super skills for massive carnage. Oh, it follows a story too, but we doubt that many of you will pay attention to it.

Download Empire II from Android Market

3) Defender
Defender is not your ordinary tower defense game. You have to do the aiming yourself and stop those bad guys from tearing down the walls of your castle. The game is fun and challenging, so make sure you have a few hours to spare before engaging in battle.

Download Defender from Android Market

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Which way shall I shoot this - Angry Birds Space: Discovery

We have received the second video for upcoming Angry Birds Space. This has little more information than it's previous one, the Angry Birds Teaser. Await until 22nd of March for experience the new battle of Angry Birds. We will give you most resent updates of the game as soon it appears. Stay Tuned!.
Check our previous post for Angry Birds Space Teaser

Watch the Angry Birds Discovery on Moon

Check The First Ever Screenshots from the PC Version of Max Payne 3

Have a look at following screen shots of yet to release  Max Payne 3 and feel the glorious details of the  background and of the characters. According to Rockstar site PC version of Max Payne 3 will launching on May 29th in North America and June 1st in Europe. Max Payne is a revolutionary game which introduced high detailed graphics and maximum combat experience to the gaming world.

 view via the screens section of the official Max Payne 3 website

Check the latest video of Max Payne 3 Weapons

LG Optimus 3D Max to arrive at Mobile World Congress 2012

 Mobile World Congress 2012 in Barcelona is happening next week, and you can expect LG to make quite a splash there – considering how MWC is the platform where the South Korean company is going to unveil their latest glasses-free 3D device known as the LG Optimus 3D Max. Boasting powerful 3D technology as well as a design that is fashion forward, the Optimus 3D Max intends to deliver a complete 3D entertainment platform as well as further cement LG’s 3D ecosystem with yet another high-end device.

It has been touted that the LG Optimus 3D Max is a powerful smartphone regardless of whether you use it in 2D and 3D mode – and with LG’s exclusive brightened display, your eyes will not suffer even after prolonged periods of viewing. Apart from that, LG has bumped up the Optimus 3D Max’s 3G’s network speed to HSPA+ 21Mbps, and with the inclusion of LG Tag+, you are on the receiving end of advanced NFC (Near Field Communication) capabilities which was specially designed to promote greater user convenience. Let us read more about what the LG Optimus 3D Max is capable of right after the jump.

The automatic setting changes is one of the main benefits of NFC integration, where predefined tags which have been customized to certain modes such as car-mode, office-mode or sleepmode will kick in with but a simple touch. Apart from that, LG looks to the future with such benefits that will be demonstrated on the MWC showfloor, including making it available via a Maintenance Release or an application available on the LG SmartWorld.

There is also a HD Converter feature which allows HD quality playback on a TV that is connected through MHL (Mobile High-Definition Link), making it useful when transforming Open GL-based 2D games and applications to 3D and viewing Google Earth, while the Range Finder allows the smartphone to calculate the distance between the camera and the subject as well as the dimensions of an object through triangulation, with an Out-focusing Shot option to enhance camera quality beyond that of other smart-phones through image processing using depth information.

Other hardware specifications include a 1.2GHz Dual-Core processor, a 4.3″ 3D WVGA Display with Corning Gorilla Glass 2, 8GB of internal storage space, 1GB RAM, a 5-megapixel Dual-lens camera, Android 2.3 Gingerbread as the operating system of choice, HDMI connectivity, and a 1,520 mAh battery.

Chance to join World of Warplanes pilot

World of Warplanes
With the upcoming Alpha release of World of Warplanes, invites all of their fans to join as testers for the game. You can also be one of the brave pilot of the legendary WWII warbirds and fight along with players from all over the world on original battle arenas. To apply you’ll have to create a account and sign in to the World of Warplanes site. This is the third chance for game testing we are publishing for this week together with Guild Wars 2 Limited Beta Test and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Beta.

For more onWorld of Warplanes, check out the World of Warplanes site

 >>> Sign up for Global Alpha Test

Checkout World of Warplanes trailer

Friday, February 24, 2012

Be the first to own a Nokia Lumia 800

Nokia Lumia 800 presale
Nokia Lumia 800
Pre orders are now available for Nokia Lumia 800 at phones4u, which will be releasing to market on 2nd March 2012. If you order today, you can own this beauty on 06/03.

Running Windows Phone 7.5 OS, the Lumia comes filled with unique features, all of which work to make life a little easier.

Here are some of the features of Nokia Lumia 800
  • Windows Phone 7.5 OS
  • 720p Video recording
  • 8 Megapixel Carl Zeiss Camera with LED Flash
  • Autofocus
  • Face Detection
  • Touch Focus
  • 3.7-inch AMOLED Screen
  • Accelerometer sensor for auto-rotate
  • AMOLED capacitive touchscreen
  • Multi-touch input method
  • 16 GB Internal Memory
  • 512MB RAM
  • Bluetooth 2.1
  • GPRS technology
  • HTML
  • Internet Explorer 9 with desktop rendering
  • MicroUSB v2.0
  • Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n

Check the Nokia Lumia 800 Review by Phones 4u

Guild Wars 2 beta testing received 1 million applicants in 48 hours

Guild Wars 2 beta received 1 million applications for testing

As we have informed you about a chance for participate in Guild Wars 2 beta testing, it has been revealed that there were 1 million applicants received on first 48 hours.

Those chosen to participate in the beta will be notified by email, at which time they will need to sign a non-disclosure agreement (NDA) before being permitted to play the massively multiplayer online role-playing game. Don’t afraid if you have applied and still not received an e-mail, testing will begin on March 1st and still you have a chance to receive the invitation.

For more on Guild Wars 2, check out GameSpot's latest preview

Canon EOS 650D Rebel T4i will be announced soon

Canon EOS 600D, predecessor of  EOS 650 D 
Another member will be joining soon to Canon family,perhaps on or around March 2, 2012  This will be the third DSLR camera released by Canon for this year together with Canon 5D Mark III and Canon 5D Mark III X which will be releasing on February.

According to sources, new Canon EOS 650D Rebel T4i will be geared with EF-S 18-135 lens with a silent autofocus motor. Apart from that, there are no much details released for this product. However we can hope this will be a lightweight and low cost mid ranged DSLR as same as it's predecessors.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Will Canon 5D Mark III be releasing in end of February?

Canon is ready to make a step ahead of their DSLR product line with Canon 5D Mark III which is planned to release on February 28, 2012. 

Rumors says it will come with following specs
  • 22 Mega Pixels
  • 61 points AF
  • 6.9 fps, ISO 100-25600(50-51200)
  • 1 Digic 5+ Digic 4 sensor
  • Best HD video quality of any Canon EOS line

You might think when comparing to its competitor Nikon D 800, this is lacking of the performance but according to sources, Canon is going to split the 5D product line to two. One is this little buddy, Canon 5D Mark III and other one is 5D X.
We haven’t got any information about the lenses which will be bundled with Canon 5D Mark III. There’s a high possibility of getting newly released 24-70 f/2.8L II and 35 f/1.4L II with this but we are not exact on that yet.

2/24/2012 - Additional specs for Canon 5D Mark III
We got some additional specs for Canon 5D mark III today
  • 100% VF
  • 3.2″ LCD
  • Dual CF/SD Card Slots
  • Price: Around $3500 USD

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Get Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Beta keys by getting part of the survey

Counter Strike, after giving 7000 keys to current CSS and CS 1.6 players and 200 keys to community sites has launched new key offering process.

You have to fill out the survey and after that will end up with a key. If you don’t fill it out, you won’t be getting a key.

Make sure to fill out the survey today; next week first selection from the survey will be announced.
Here is a link to the survey >>>>>
In more news, Counter strike team will also continue to give gift keys to active CS:GO beta players to share with their friends. Earning these keys is easy, hit quick match and play CS:GO.

Watch the Get Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Beta preview

Ubuntu for Android - New era of computing begins

Ubuntu wallpaper, Ubuntu for Android
Did everyone see the news yesterday? It would have been easy enough to skip over the story, but Canonical announced its idea for bringing Ubuntu, and therefore Linux, to mobile devices (and we're talking proper Linux, not just Android). If you don't count Android (as most Linux users wouldn't), Linux is the last major desktop OS to make the transition to mobile. The strange thing is that with Ubuntu for Android, Canonical isn't exactly creating a mobile OS, just a way to easily transition from mobile to desktop and back. This sort of straddling the line has both its advantages and disadvantages, but still gives us a view of what the future holds for computing.

Canonical will be showing off the Ubuntu for Android software in full at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona next week. Of course, we should have known that Linux makers wouldn't sit back and let Apple, Microsoft and Google take over the tablet space; and, we should have known that Ubuntu would be the first Linux distro to really push to make the leap. What we couldn't have seen coming was that Canonical would not only bring Ubuntu as a player to the game, but give us a sneak peek into the future of computing. And, we mean all computing, not just desktop or mobile. This is the future.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Will there be an Office package for iPad?

Leaked image of Microsoft App for iPad
Pic courtesy of The Daily 

There’s a big rumor on web about yet to be released Microsoft office app for iPads. The daily, which is the source of this buzz have put a picture of an iPad with Microsoft office app is opened and then rumor started to fire all over the world. According to The daily, Microsoft office app will be submitting to the approval by Apple and will be released in the coming weeks.

Replying to this story, Microsoft spokesperson said that the Daily story is based on inaccurate rumors and speculation. However they have not yet denied about making an office package for iPads. Replying to the denial by Microsoft, Peter Ha, tech editor at The Daily, said that a Microsoft employee had demonstrated a version of the app on an iPad. “The launch screen may not be final, but the app itself is real,” Mr. Ha said. “We were told that the app was done and it was being tested internally.” However, with these rumors buzzing, we can hope for a Microsoft office package for iPads in this year.

Guild Wars 2 Limited Beta Test Begins

Guild Wars 2 screenshot
Hundreds of invited players and press from around the world will be logging into Guild Wars 2 for a beta test weekend of high adventure, exploration, in-depth personal stories, and teeth-rattling combat. We love playing our game as much as we love showing it off to our fellow gamers, so damn near everyone at ArenaNet will be logging in this weekend to play alongside our beta testers.
After this beta weekend we’re all going to have lots of great stories to tell about epic world vs world battles, hilarious NPC chatter, hidden wonders, narrow escapes, hard-fought victories, as well as moments of quiet awe in this magnificent handcrafted world.
Next week, media will be posting their observations and videos online, so prepare yourself for a flood of information and gameplay footage. In a Dev Update right here on the ArenaNet Blog, Lead Designer Eric Flannum will discuss some of the changes players experienced during this beta weekend event. Plus, we’ll have some very specific information about an upcoming Guild Wars 2 beta event – I guarantee you will not want to miss it!

Guild Wars 2: Beta testing videos

Monday, February 20, 2012

Giant of the smart phone world - Samsung's Galaxy Note

Giant of the smart phone world - Samsung's Galaxy Note is the ultimate choice for a smart phone lover. With 5.3-inch display, Galaxy Note is standing between smart phone and a Tab. Its design is moreover similar to its elder brother Galaxy S II but with wider display.Additionally, this giant is enriched with Dual-core 1.4 GHz ARM Cortex-A9 processor rather than Dual-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A9 user in S Galaxy II. Bigger size means bigger the battery is. This has Li-Ion 2500 mAh battery compared to Li-Ion 1650 mAh battery of Galaxy S II enabling more standby time up to 820 h with 3G.

Price of this chubby smart phone is around 470 EUR

Samsung Galaxy Note video review

ARNOVA 8 G2 - Making Tabs affordable

Arnova is a pioneer in making affordable tabs has come with their latest product ARNOVA 8 G2. If you are a longtime fan of sleek and sexy Samsung Galaxy tab or iPad, Arnova is not right choice for you but when it comes to the price and the comparison of features it seems that ARNOVA 8 G2 got something to think about.

It is powered by 1 GHz processor and with an ultra-responsive multi-touch screen and optimized Android™ 2.3 Gingerbread operating system; everything is possible with new ARNOVA 8 G2 from smooth browsing of Web to access Android world with Apps and Games. The ARNOVA 8 G2 features a large 8 inch touchscreen and like many other Tabs, it has a 4:3 display ratio making it possible to surf the web like your PC.

Announced price for ARNOVA 8 G2 in market is $199 which is the least of its competitors.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Cut the rope - Feed the little Om Nom with Candy

If you are looking for what HTML 5 can bring to you, you must check this game. Cut the rope is a product of ZeptoLab in partnership with Microsoft. This has lot of physics behind as same as hugely popular Angry birds but Cut the rope is enriched with more physics of motion like swing of a pendulum, elastic cords, effect of blowing to the swing… etc.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Waiting is over for iPad 3

march 7 2012 - iPad 3 release date
March 7 - iPad 3 release date

According to sources, Apple currently plans to hold their iPad 3 announcement on Wednesday, March 7, 2012. As March 7 is also a Wednesday, it seems to be believable enough to be the iPad 3 launch date. The reason is that  it was a Wednesday when Apple announced iPad 1 and iPad 2 too and this day has been a traditional one for the Cupertino  Company to hold such events.

There are rumors going around that the iPad 3 will see a higher resolution screen than its predecessors, with Sharp’s IGZO panel purportedly being the one that your eyes will meet when you unwrap and power on the iPad 3 for the first time. Apart from that, there is also the possibility of 4G connectivity for US high-speed networks being thrown into the mix. Other rumors claim a quad-core processor – which is a vast improvement over the dual-core A5 processor that we see in the current iPad model.

More info: ,

Plants vs Zombies

Get ready to soil your plants in an all-new action-strategy game from PopCap! A mob of fun-loving zombies is about to invade your home, and your only defense is an arsenal of 49 zombie-zapping plants. Use peashooters, wall-nuts, cherry bombs and more to mulchify 26 types of zombies before they can reach your front door. Each zombie has its own special skills, so you'll need to think fast and plant faster to combat them all. But be careful how you use your limited supply of greens and seeds as you battle the fun-dead, obstacles like a setting sun, creeping fog and a swimming pool add to the challenge. And with five game modes to dig into, the fun never dies!

You can download 60 min trial from

Friday, February 17, 2012

Angry Birds are back again… in space!

Your most loving heroes: Angry Birds will continue their battle now in outer space. On March 22nd, Angry Birds Space will be launched for all mobile platforms. According to Yahoo Games the Birds will be flying through the atmosphere of different planets while facing zero gravity conditions which will lead to new puzzles in slow-motion and destruction in light-speed. Angry Birds Space will feature new birds along with some of the old familiar ones, some with super powers. 

Samsung Galaxy S Advance - preview

Samsung Galaxy S Advance
Pic courtesy of 
Samsung is keeping the legend in Android market with their latest product, Samsung Galaxy S Advance. With Dual-core 1 GHz processor and 768 MB RAM, it's more powerful than it's predecessor Samsung Galaxy S. Samsung Galaxy S Advance is not released to market yet. Expected release date for this beauty is 2012-Feb.

For more information: visit

Monday, February 6, 2012

Notepad ++ Lightweight text/source editor

Notepad ++ is a truly amazing software which is very useful to me for more than 2 years. Its usages rage from a text editor to a source code editor with lot of rich text options. It doesn’t ‘eat’ your CPU power like many other rich text editors and with every new version it’s getting more powerful keeping the simple core design.
Notepad ++ has a very rich plugin library as well as good documentation and supportive forums
Moreover, I like the Chameleon J


Plantronics .Audio 648 headset

Plantronics .Audio 648 headset is a good choice if you are a fan of Neckband Headphones. It costs around 35 - 40 USD but when comparing features, it is ahead of the other brands like Sony MDR-G75LW and Philips Rich Bass SHS5200
Main Features:
  • Modest, low-profile design is perfect for video conferencing.
  • Skype certified for a better conversation experience
  • Easy-to-use volume, mute and call controls.
  • Easily answer and end Skype calls with convenient inline controls.
  • Digital Signal Processing (DSP) cancels echo and boosts voice signals to delivery dynamic sound quality.
  • 24-bit Hi-Fi stereo sound is digitally equalized to give enhanced HD sound for all your musical experience
  • Noise-canceling microphone work with DSP to block low-frequency noise and provide crystal clear conversations.
  • Comfortable foam ear pads and lightweight materials for easy calls.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Alter current value of a sequence to the maximum value used in a column

We got a problem with an oracle sequence where the generated next value is already in the table. Therefore we had to modify the current value of the sequence in order to not to interfere with existing values.

Here's the sample code we have used to do that:

-- This will alter the value of the sequence
-- to the maximum value of the column which the sequence value
-- is entered


next_val NUMBER;
new_next_val NUMBER;
incr NUMBER;
max_table_val NUMBER;

v_code NUMBER;
v_errmsg VARCHAR2(64);

table_name VARCHAR2(100) := 'customer_tab';
column_name VARCHAR2(100) := 'customer_id';
sequence_name VARCHAR2(100) := 'CUSTOMER_ID_SEQ';


SAVEPOINT start_transaction;

    -- get the max value from the table that's using the sequence    
    EXECUTE IMMEDIATE 'select max(' || column_name || ') from '|| table_name into max_table_val;
    DBMS_OUTPUT.PUT_LINE('maximum value in table: ' || max_table_val);
    -- then read nextval from the sequence
    EXECUTE IMMEDIATE 'select ' || sequence_name || '.nextval from dual' into next_val;
    DBMS_OUTPUT.PUT_LINE('current next value of sequence: ' || next_val);

    -- calculate the desired next increment for the sequence
    incr := max_table_val - next_val;
    DBMS_OUTPUT.PUT_LINE('difference: ' || incr);
    EXECUTE IMMEDIATE 'ALTER SEQUENCE ' || sequence_name || ' increment by ' || incr;
    EXECUTE IMMEDIATE 'select ' || sequence_name || '.nextval from dual' into new_next_val;
    EXECUTE IMMEDIATE 'ALTER SEQUENCE ' || sequence_name || ' increment by 1';
    DBMS_OUTPUT.PUT_LINE('new next value of sequence ' || new_next_val);


        ROLLBACK to start_transaction;
    DBMS_OUTPUT.PUT_LINE('Error code ' || v_code || ': ' || v_errmsg);