In this day and age of smartphones and tablets, do you still prefer taking notes using a pen and notepad? However, do you think that you have slowed down over the ages and are unable to jot down each and everything during lectures or interviews? If yes, then Livescribe Smartpen is the new solution for you.
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The Livescribe Smartpen is a digital pen that is used for writing in a special paper notebook. Not only writing, the pen can also be used for recording audio notes. The digital pen was designed keeping in mind students; however, for professionals like journalists or lawyers also this wonderful pen is worth a look. As people are nowadays relying more on mobile devices, they need to share their notes on multiple devices. The company has made it possible by making the new Livescribe Sky Wi-Fi Smartpen, which comes equipped with inbuilt Wi-Fi and automatic uploading to the productivity app Evernote.
Available at a starting price of US$ 170, the 2GB Livescribe Sky Wi-Fi Smartpen is an invaluable device. If you do not require the Wi-Fi option and don’t mind syncing via USB, the previous model named the Echo Smartpen can be purchased at a price of US$ 120.
To understand the functioning of this device, the product review team of iYogi observed that there is a small camera built into the base of the pen that reads the special paper. As each piece of the paper contains a unique pattern of tiny dots, the pen must be used with Livescribe notebooks only. The camera reads those dots to track all the notes and audio on that page, and then generates a digital version of the materials for the Evernote application. The Livescribe Sky Wi-Fi Smartpen comes packed with a 50-sheet starter notebook. If you require additional notebooks, you have to shell out extra bucks ranging from US$ 9 to US$ 25.
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Amazon has unveiled its first 8.9 inch tablet that has scored a major win in the tablet market. With highest resolution and advanced display options, topped up by enhanced technical specs, Kindle Fire HD 8.9 is going to give iPad and Google Nexus 10 a tough competition and a run for money. iYogi Reviews team provides the first-impression review of Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9, a perfect gadget that you must add in your Holiday season shopping list.
Like its predecessors, Kindle Fire 8.9 proves to be another excellent offering from Amazon. By far, it’s the most comfortable tablet to hold, making reading and watching movies a fun experience. Compared to the earlier tablets from Amazon, Kindle Fire 8.9 has made a significant leap on the hardware front. It features the highest resolution 1920 × 1200 pixels touch-screen display and enhanced color options that make graphically rich content more vibrant and colorful. Its Gorilla Glass anti-glare technology makes it suitable for both indoor as well as outdoor use. The tablet comes with two different storage options: 16GB and 32GB, giving you more space for movies, videos, photos, and applications. It is powered by 1.5 GHz dual-core OMAP 4470 processor and 1 GB RAM.
iYogi Reviews team also noted that Kindle Fire HD offers the best sound quality when compared to any other tablet. The HD Dolby Surround Sound technology takes music as well as movies to a completely different level. The battery life is also pretty decent, with Kindle Fire offering more than 11 hours of continuous battery backup. Another amazing feature in Kindle Fire HD is its 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera that allows you to make free Skype calls from the device.
iYogi Reviews team also noted that the Kindle Fire 8.9 lacks dedicated home button; instead, it offers an Android-driven UI to navigate around the device. And at a price of $299, Amazon Kindle Fire 8.9 HD proves to be the cheapest fully featured tablet in the market.
It seems that everyone is interested to know about your Internet browsing habits. Governments want to keep a tab on your Internet usage. Corporates are interested in knowing what interests you on the Internet world. Besides hackers are also looking for ways to steal your banking details and passwords. In other words, your privacy, safety, and anonymity on the Internet are always under threat.
You can prevent others from prying into your personal details by using a VPN (virtual private network). A VPN can help you encrypt your signal and hide your location to stop bad guys from snooping and to keep your private information safe. The iYogi Reviews team found one good VPN that can help users stop hackers from infiltrating your machine. The VPN is named ProXPN, which offers both free and paid plans.
The ProXPN Basic account, which is offered free, comes with significant limitations. The restrictions are that the user’s speed is limited to 300 KB per second and secondly the user is limited to one geographical location only. The paid version allows the users access to features such as iOS and Android access, port selection, and geographical location alternatives. The best feature noticed by iYogi Reviews in the paid version is the VPN Guard, which allows the users to specify which applications on their machine should immediately shut down if they lost the ProXPN connection. The pricing structure of the paid plan is: Monthly - US$ 10, Half Yearly - US$ 50, and Annually - US$ 75.
The iYogi Reviews team experienced that it is one of the easiest VPNs when it comes to setup. The user has to just install the application, create his account and log in. No need for configuring the settings of this utility tool. So, if you are looking for some peace of mind along with privacy and security, the ProXPN will do the trick for you. It’s an absolute pleasure to use this VPN.
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Apple has finally unveiled its much-awaited tablet for its budget-friendly buyers. The beautiful and light iPad Mini offers everything that you love in your iPad, but at a size that perfectly fits in the palm of your hands. Sporting a brand new look and much reduced size, iPad Mini offers everything that will make it a perfect gift for your loved ones.
For a weekly product review, iYogi Reviews team decided to provide the first-hand review of this new brand new offering from Apple. Scheduled to release on November 2, iPad Mini is a pencil-thin tablet that is just 7.2 mm thick and weighs only about 0.68 pounds. It sports a powerful processor that offers fluid, fast performance and a beautiful 7.9-inch LED screen display, which is perfectly sized to deliver an iPad-like experience. With a resolution of 1024 × 76, iPad Mini offers crisp, clear, and vibrant display. It houses a dual-core A5 processor, quad-core GPU, and ships in with 16 GB of internal flash memory. iYogi reviews team also noted that the internal memory can be easily upgraded to 64 GB. iPad Mini features a dual-band 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi connectivity that offers a download speed of up to 150 Mbps.
It also dons a front-facing FaceTime and a 5-megapixel, rear-facing iSight cameras with 1080p HD video recording. With its FaceTime camera, you can make a video call over its Wi-Fi network. The cameras let you capture your best moments and ensure that your friends and family are never out of loop. iPad Mini is also empowered with Apple Lightening connector that allows you to connect your tablet to cameras, SD cards, and HDMI or VGA video sources. iYogi also noted that with iPad Mini, you can make ultrafast cellular connections around the world through LTE and DC-HSDPA.
With a body crafted out of aluminum and glass, iPad Mini has mono-crystalline diamond cut edges and sleek metallic finish, giving it a stylish and chic appearance. With up to 10-hours of battery life and access to more than 275,000 apps, iPad Mini is surely more versatile than its competitors. To know more about the latest news and reviews on web technology, keep reading iYogi Reviews.
Are you tired of managing hard copy prints? Do you still follow the manual process of searching documents from the pile of folders? If you are one of those who are looking for an easy solution to manage their documents, business cards, and receipts, then this scanner is surely for you. Xerox unveils its all new Mobile Scanner that will help you digitize your documents and photos whenever and wherever you want. This battery-powered scanner can easily convert printed items to PDFs and JPGs while on the go. We, at iYogi, believe that it is important to keep our users up-to-date with the latest technologies so that you can make a well-informed choice while purchasing any new product. So when Xerox rolled out its new mobile printer, iYogi Reviews team decided to provide its first-hand review.
Xerox Mobile Scanner is a portable and light-weight scanner. Weighing about 1.5 pounds, this easy-to-carry scanner is just about the size of a roll of aluminum foil. With the capacity to print up to 300 pages without being connected to the power supply, this efficient and well-built scanner does not need any pre-existing Wi-Fi network. Xerox Mobile Scanner can establish direct connection with any other Wi-Fi enabled device. Unlike other portable scanners, the Xerox Mobile Scanner innovates in the use of an Eye-Fi SD card – a gadget that can store up to 4GB of scans and create Wi-Fi connections. This enables you to transfer scans to computers, smartphones, and cloud-based servers.
iYogi Reviews team also noted that the scanner is compatible with a range of devices, including PC, Android, Mac, iPhone, iPad, iPod, and more. The scanner comes equipped with some of the most popular scanning utilities, like Nuance PaperPort document management, OmniPage optical character recognition software, and NewSoft Presto BizCard software. It can scan documents ranging from 2 x 2 inches to 8.5 x 14 inches. With an optical resolution of 300 pixels per inch, the scanner provides reasonable quality scans of photos and documents.
The device is equipped with a charger that works through USB and mains and a powerful battery. Available at a price of US$ 249.99, Xerox Mobile Scanner is definitely a very versatile and useful tool, especially for business travelers.
Oregon Scientific introduces $150 fully loaded MEEP! tablet for kids aged six years and above. The 7-inch Wi-Fi device features Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich as the operating system. The iYogi Reviews Team checked this gadget, made specifically for kids in mind, so as to provide you a comprehensive report card.
Unique features of MEEP!
To keep the tablet safe, the device features a rugged orange silicon bumper, a recessed screen, and a zForce touch screen (800 x 480 pixels) that won’t break when dropped. Also, MEEP! can withstand wear and tear from the playground to the schoolyard. And in case you do not like the orange-color silicon bumper, you can also get silicon bumpers in Meepadelic Purple and Meepto Pink. The iYogi Reviews Team noticed that the innovative zForce touch screen is powered by Neonode Multisensing Technology. This technology makes it simple for kids to quickly access content (apps, games, music, videos and more) with the lightest touch of their thumb.
MEEP! comes with a 1.0GHz Cortex A8 processor with 512 MB RAM, 4 GB of internal storage, an SD card slot, and a 0.3 MP front-facing camera for taking photos and videos.
What parents will like in MEEP!
With the help of cloud-based settings, parents can remotely change things without holding the tablet in their hands. They can also whitelist and blacklist apps as well as websites. Parents can also monitor their child’s online activity and can put a limit to the playtime duration of their kids.
You can purchase MEEP! tablet from any of the major national retailers, including Toys “R” Us, Target, Best Buy, RadioShack, Kmart, Meijer, Boscov’s, BJ’s, Amazon.com, Wal-Mart.com, Kohls.com, and QVC.
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Are you obsessed with smartphones? Do you like to keep yourself up-to-date about different and high-end smartphones that are being launched in the market? iYogi provides comprehensive reviews on all the latest smartphones that are new in the world of technology. iYogi, reviews the technologically advanced and the most innovative Nokia Lumia 920.
Features and specifications of Nokia Lumia 920
Using state-of-the-art IPS screen technology, PureMotion HD+, the Lumia 920 boasts a 4.5-inch curved glass display having 1280x768 resolution and an aspect ratio of 15:9.
The PureView technology with Carl Zeiss lens in Lumia 920 allows and capturing blur-free and bright pictures and videos in all kinds of light conditions. It has a 8.7 megapixel rear camera, f/2.0 sensor, 1080p HD video capture, and short pulse high power Dual LED flash.
The Nokia Lumia 920 equips the 4G network LTE and supports NFC. Other connectivity features include Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, DLNA, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi hotspot, USB v2.0, and USB On-the-go.
This latest phone comes with an internal storage capacity of 32GB. In addition, it will enable the users to use 7GB of Cloud storage via Microsoft’s, SkyDrive.
Best of all, Nokia Lumia 920 comes with wireless charging and can be recharged either inductively or physically using the Qi technology. Instead of using a physical connection, this phone can be charged by placing it on a charging pad.
The feature Nokia Music in Lumia 920 allows streaming and downloading unlimited music for free. Whether you want to listen to latest tracks or create your own channels, it is possible in Nokia Lumia 920.
The incorporated battery has a 2000mAh capacity and lasts up to 400 hours in standby mode, offering 10 hours of 3G talk time and 67 hours of continuous music playback.
Scheduled to be released in last week of October, 2012, Nokia Lumia 920 is one of the first smartphones to boast Microsoft’s newest operating system Windows 8.
The stronger, faster, and easier-to-use Trend Micro Titanium Internet Security 2013 is the latest edition by Trend Micro in its consumer security suite. iYogi reviews the enhanced features and level of security this security product can offer.
The most amazing aspect explored by iYogi about Trend Micro Titanium Internet Security 2013 is that it uses cloud technology to proactively thwart viruses, spyware, and malicious threats before they get into your computer. This ultimately prevents your PC from becoming slow or unresponsive. In addition to this, its real-time updates always keep your computer secured from emerging online threats. It can help prevent spyware and hackers from stealing passwords, credit card numbers, and other sensitive data when you e-mail, socialize, bank, browse, and shop online.
Since it uses less than half the disk space, unlike other security products, Trend Micro Titanium Internet Security 2013 is extremely light on your computer’s resources. This further makes your computer run faster. Also the software includes additional security for tablets based on upcoming Windows 8 operating system.
Other than this, its social networking security automatically scans all your Twitter feeds and Facebook wall posts and highlights safe links in green, while malicious ones in red.
However, Trend Micro Titanium Internet Security 2013 still has some core features from its previous editions, including parental controls, secure storage of sensitive documents, online backup secure, data theft prevention, password manager, and system tuner amongst others.
We, at iYogi believe it is very important to have effective and latest security software to keep browsing the Internet without worrying about threats. And Trend Micro Titanium Internet Security 2013 is one of the best software to accomplish all kinds of online activities without getting annoying alerts and pop-ups.
If you want more extensive information on other security products, keep browsing through iYogi reviews. Also, you can find relevant and detailed information on latest gadgets and devices in the market.
As the official release of Windows 8 is fast approaching, tablet war is heating up the market. In addition to Microsoft’s own unique hybrid Surface tablet, tech giants have started to debut their devices optimized to the upcoming operating system. iYogi has done a roundup of Windows 8-based hybrid tablets that are best in terms of form factor, designs, features and functionalities.
Dell XPS Duo 12
Lift the display and the monitor will swivel and rotate to your finger touch. iYogi recommends Dell XPS Duo 12 hybrid tablet for its innovating rotating display that dazzles objects with 12-inch full HD resolution. iYogi also outlines other top worth mentioning features of Dell XPS Duo 12 such as, full-sized keyboard, touchpad, touch support of Windows 8 OS under the hood of aluminum built body with carbon fiber surrounding. Processor will be range up to Intel Core i7.
Toshiba Satellite U925t
iYogi picks Toshiba Satellite U925t hybrid tablet for its 12.5-inch Gorilla Glass display that slides to open a full-sized keyboard. The screen docks on the keyboard and the touchpad. This Windows 8 hybrid tablet has a 3MP rear camera to enable you to capture shots and a front HD webcam for video chats. Toshiba Satellite U925t will launch with a powerful combination of Intel Core i5 CPU, 128GB solid state drive to deliver fast performance. You can also expect two USB 3.0 ports, HDMI connectivity, built-in NFC, Toshiba Windows 8 apps, 3D acceleration, gyroscope and magnetometer.
Samsung Series 5 and Series 7 Slate
For Samsung loyalists, iYogi picks two Samsung Series 5 and Series 7 Slate tablets. Both Windows 8-based hybrid tablets will feature S Pen with Samsung’s S Note app. Both tablets are powered by Intel Atom processor and will include common features like HD display (Series 5 has a 1366 x 768 screen while Series 7 will display with full HD display).
iYogi also recommends considering other Windows 8-based hybrid tablets like ASUS Transformer AiO Windows 8 (dual-boot) tablet, HP Envy X2 Windows 8 tablet, Samsung ATIV Windows 8 tablets, and Sony VAIO Duo 11 tablet and Tap 20 AIO.
Almost all leading PC makers have at least one Ultrabook to offer to stack up next to Apple MacBook Air. iYogi provides detailed review to help you decide between Apple MacBook Air and Ultrabooks. iYogi reviews features and specifications between Ultrabook ranges and Apple MacBook Air to see where Ultrabooks beat Apple MacBook Air and are proven worthier for your money.
Ultrabooks seem to attract a lot of attention for its metallic light design, stunning display, spacious storage capacity, wide range of choices, number of port options and many more. iYogi advises that there are several reasons why you may consider these Ultrabooks over Apple MacBook Air. These are:
While Apple MacBook Air 2012 models are still limited to 1366 x 768 resolution and 1440 x 900 on 11-ich and 13-inch respectively, some Ultrabooks are found to outgun with full HD 1920x1080 pixel resolution. ASUS Zenbook Prime UX31A and ASUS Zenbook Prime UX21A are two Ultrabooks that you may zero in on if you want a full HD alternative to Apple MacBook Air. Also, ASUS Zenbook Prime UX31A will stun you with a more vivid IPS display with a 423 lux and appears brighter than a 285 lux of Apple MacBook Air.
Apple MacBook Air has two USB 3.0 ports, SD memory card slot and a Thunderbolt port that also serves as a DisplayPort out (on Apple MacBook Air 13-inch) with noticeable absence of Ethernet port, HDMI and VGA ports. We, at iYogi, have explored the segment of Ultrabooks that have more port options than Apple MacBook Air. Ultrabooks such as HP Folio have full-size HDMI port, Ethernet ports, USB 3.0 ports while Toshiba Portege Z835 and Z935 have VGA ports in addition to these ports on board.
There are more reasons why iYogi recommends Ultrabooks over Apple MacBook Air. Apple MacBook Air is surely known for its impressive audio quality. But, integration if Beats Audio to HP Envy Spectre XT, Bang and Olufsen ICEPower speakers in ASUS Ultrabooks, and Waves Maxx audio in Dell XPS 13 output seamless, high-fidelity sound. Though some Ultrabooks are equally expensive as Apple MacBook Air such as Asus Zenbook Prime or Toshiba Portege Z830, but they are built with greater and more powerful specifications. If you want more extensive information on Ultrabooks and support for those devices, check out iYogi website.