Yekaterinburg, Russian Federation – Apalto today is proud to announce the release and immediate availability of Lucky Locky 1.0, the team’s new lifestyle app developed for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. As it was counted by scientists, a man looks at his Smartphone screen more than 150 times a day. With the Lucky Locky app, anyone can easily customize their lock screen background with over 100 awesome unique themes, overlaying it to any pictures. Moreover, users can apply the same style wallpapers to their home screen.
“During the development of this application, special attention was paid to the design of themes and wallpapers, to make user does justice to the application and constantly use it,” explained Robert Snopov of the Apalto team. “With an enormous selection of over 100 super themes and 60 wallpapers, you will absolutely find styles that you love. Cute butterflies and lace for ladies, daring themes for mans and stylish themes specially developed to fit each color of the last Apple iPhone 5s. With your new lock screen and home screen backgrounds everybody will envy you.”
* More than 100 awesome themes
* More than 60 same style wallpapers
* Use any image from your Camera roll or take a photo
* Set unique same style home screen and lock screen background
* Variety of stunning themes for everybody
* Use our Editor to choose your favorite part of the original image
* Convenient interface
* Works offline
* Share on Twitter and Facebook
It will take just 30 seconds to improve any sentiment. Featuring a convenient and clear interface, Lucky Locky lets users to explore the application intuitively. Just 4 steps and a little time is needed to achieve the perfect look.
Knacks always rejoice, especially when they surround you constantly. That’s what the developers wanted to express emphasis on quality and convenience of application. As our CEO says “Content should be not just qualitative but also multiuser.” And Apalto team succeeded to make it.
* iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch
* Requires iOS 7.0 or later
* 131 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Lucky Locky 1.0 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Lifestyle category.
Established in 2013, Apalto is a small yet versatile development studio whose focus is in creating quality, yet convenient and easy-to-use applications. All Material and Software (C) Copyright 2014 Apalto. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.
We’ve often featured Raymond Soneira’s Technology Shoot-Outs analyses on Android Authority, and for good reason. Head of DisplayMate Inc., Soneira is one of the few display experts that regularly takes the time to look at major new devices and offer reviews based on actual measurements. In a world of vague comparisons, Soneira’s work is an oasis on objectivity.
The latest device to go through Raymond Soneira’s lab is the Galaxy S5. Samsung’s latest flagship features a 5.1-inch AMOLED display of Full HD resolution, and it’s easy to think that the differences between the S5 and the 5-inch Full HD Galaxy S4 are minimal. But things are not quite so.
According to Soneira, the Galaxy S5’s display is the best display DisplayMate ever tested. Not only is the Galaxy S5 a marked improvement over the Galaxy S4 in almost all aspects, but it’s also better than the Note 3, another device that gained Soneira’s praises.
Highest Brightness, Lowest Reflectance, Highest Contrast Rating in Ambient Light and Highest Color Accuracy
The Galaxy S5 sets several records when it comes to displays, including Highest Brightness, Lowest Reflectance, Highest Contrast Rating in Ambient Light and Highest Color Accuracy. That last point in particular is important, as color accuracy has long been the weakness of AMOLED screens, and the Galaxy S line in particular. In Cinema Mode (one of the color presets that users can pick from), the S5 features the most accurate colors of any smartphone or tablet that DisplayMate measured.
In terms of brightness, the Galaxy S5’s screen is 22 percent brighter than the S4, while using the same power. Factoring in display size, the S5’s screen is an impressive 27 percent more efficient than the S4, which should improve battery life.
The S5 is even brighter than the Note 3, the previous record-holder. With Auto-brightness turned on, the device can output a whopping 698 cd/m2, six percent better than the Note 3. Further helping usage in bright ambient light is the very low reflectance. In other words, the Galaxy S5’s should stay visible even in direct sunlight.
Soneira concludes that, with the Galaxy S5, AMOLED is on par or better than LCD in every aspect, a big change compared to the early days of the technology, when the technology consistently came last in display comparisons.
There are some [jailbreak]http://www.imore.com/jailbreak utilities that come along and quickly receive must install status. JellyLock7 is quickly becoming one of them. It gives you quick access to your favorite apps without ever having to leave the Lock screen. It’s simple but it’s one of those tweaks that you never knew you needed until you had it.
Once you’ve got JellyLock7 installed, hop into your Settings app and configure up to five apps to appear on your Lock screen. You can also choose whether or not you want to grant access to those apps without your passcode. After you respring you’ll now have access to your chosen apps right on your Lock screen.
JellyLock7 is compatible with both iPhone and iPad and is available now for free in Cydia. If you happen to check it out, let me know what you think of it in the comments! iOS currently gives us access to the Camera app stock on the Lock screen. If your’e not jailbroken, would you like to see more apps show up on the Lock screen in the future?
The Samsung Chromebook 2 has now arrived, bringing us greatly improved specs, a faux leather design, and two different versions: a 11.6-inch model with a 1377×768 resolution, and a bigger 13.3-inch model with a full HD resolution (1920×1080).
There are a few other differences between the two Samsung Chromebook 2 variants in addition to their sizes and resolutions. The 13.3-inch model is powered by a 2.1GHz Exynos 5 octa-core CPU and has a battery that’s rated for 8.5 hours of use, all in a package that weighs 3.09 pounds. Meanwhile, the smaller version gets a 1.6Ghz Exynos 5 octa-core, 8 hours of battery life and is lighter at 2.43 pounds.
Aside from this, both models have 4GB RAM, 16GB local storage, 100GB Google Drive storage, USB 2.0 and 3.0, HDMI out, 720p webcam and microSD.
The new Samsung Chromebook 2 series is without a doubt a pretty big jump up from the last-gen Chromebook series. On the downside, they are also a bit pricier. The new Chromebooks will begin shipping in April, with the 13.3-inch model coming in black and white, priced at 9.99. The 11.6-inch variant will be available solely in gray with a price of 9.99.
What do you think of the latest Chromebook 2 devices, interested or not?
Goyang, Korea – YoungGam today is pleased to announce the release of “SCREEN” (2.8), its new holiday themed lifestyle app for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Do you still use typical and dull backgrounds? YoungGam offers the finest wallpaper app you have found yet. By using 400 high-quality library images and five layers, the app can create endless image combinations and depending on your diversified taste. You can also utilize your favorite photos to create special wallpaper backgrounds.
* Chic and cool images
* 400 high-quality library images and five layers
* We provide a variety of library images: Calendars, Name tags, Symbols, Frames, Skin bar, Backgrounds
* Preview: instant preview feature that allows you to quickly preview your new background or app shelf
* Text (Multiple can be added): can change/modify font type, addition, position, size, rotation and colors
* Photos (Multiple can be added): can change location, size, rotation and transparency
* My gallery: you can store the images you edited in your own gallery and re-edit anytime
* No need for Internet connection, everything you need to design fantastic wallpapers is inside this application
* To save images, and to send the images to Email, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and the printer
* Standard resolution images for iPhone/3G/3GS, iPod touch
* Retina resolution images for iPhone 4/4S/5/5C/5S, iPod touch 4th/5th gen
* Main themes: for Lock screen
* Bouns themes: for Home screen
This can be done by navigating to Settings > General > Accessibility > Reduce Motion > On (Note: If zoomed, you will need to rescale your wallpaper to fit to the screen). The app supports Retina resolution images for iPhone 4/4S/5/5C/5S, iPod touch 4th/5th gen.
* iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch
* Requires iOS 4.3 or later
* Optimized for iOS 7
* 200 MB
Pricing and Availability:
For a limited time, SCREEN 2.8 is offered at a 50% off sale of only .99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Lifestyle category. SCREEN Pro (image x 700) is also on sale for a limited time at 50% Off.
Based in Seoul, Korea, YoungGam is a smart phone App Development and Design Company for iOS. We do our best to make beautiful products that are easy and fun with intuitive user experience. Your iPhone, iPod, iPad or Android device and make life easier and fun. Copyright (C) YoungGam Communication. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.
On October 10th of 2012 the Nexus 4 showed up on Carphone Warehouse’s database, hinting that the (then) latest Nexus was about to be unveiled. A little over a year later, a newly leaked screenshot from Carphone Warehouse reveals that the retailer has 1,500 white Nexus 5 units in stock and ready to go in time for the handset’s launch.
The leak first arrived by way of Android Police, who received both the screenshot below and a claim that there were an additional 1,500 black units also in stock.
Looking at the image, this certainly looks like the Carphone Warehouse system as we’ve seen it in the past, though that doesn’t prove anything. This certainly wouldn’t be impossible to fake, so speculation is advised.
If the leak is true, that means that Carphone Warehouse has 3,000 units, and this could be an indication that Google is making sure that its retail partners don’t run into any immediate stock issues (unlike the Nexus 4 launch).
So what else do we know about the Nexus 5? Nothing officially besides what it looks like, but all the rumors point to a device that’s powered by a Snapdragon 800 CPU with 2GB of RAM. We also believe the handset has a 4.95-inch HD IPS display, 16/32GB storage, 8MP camera with OIS, a 1.3MP front cam, 2,300mAh battery and (of course) Android 4.4 KitKat.
If all the past rumors prove true, there doesn’t seem to be a ton of mystery left with the Nexus 5 — except for when it’s actually coming.
The latest rumors indicate we now won’t see the Nexus 5 until sometime in November, and considering we’ve yet to receive any official press event, we’d say that’s a safe bet. As for the exact day, only Google knows for sure.
The brand new LG G2 smartphone sure is impressive. We loved nearly everything about the 5.2-inch quad-core flagship smartphone in our full G2 Review. However, one area that always seemed to bother us was the screen brightness, and thanks to several comments and XDA threads, we know we’re not alone. Thankfully there’s many custom apps in the Play Store to fix this, so we figured we’d mention one.
It’s called Lux Auto Brightness, and they’re one of the original screen brightness and automatically controlled apps for Android. It’s still my favorite to date, and is used on any device with a big screen. The LG G2 screen is gorgeous, absolutely, but getting screen brightness perfect was a bit tough. Especially if you use the auto-brightness option.
I usually stick to 30% on screen brightness, but going outside I’m constantly having to crank it up to achieve a better viewing experience. While many phones have a auto option that varies in success, LG’s seems to be just downright awful. Sorry, but it’s true. It’s constantly changing with even the most minor lighting situation, and we found it quite bothersome.
Lux Auto Brightness is the perfect solution. At least for myself so far. For those that haven’t used it, you’ll get the best brightness options available. Their auto option is very subtle as it changes, and isn’t nearly as drastic or noticeable as stock Android, or the LG G2. Which constantly changes and is quite irritating. Not only that, but Lux also changes the temperature based on the surroundings as well.
We tried a few different apps on the G2, but this seems to be the best, still. Then for those who don’t like where Lux takes the brightness or colors on its own, you can customize them. So it still has a brightness you selected, but will change automatically when you are indoors or outdoors. It’s rather neat, and while this is great for almost any device, the G2′s crazy auto setting made this an instant buy for me. Give the paid or free version a try below.
If you were a small South Korea-based smartphone maker who has to take on the likes of industry giants Samsung and LG, what do you think you should do in order to thrive? Some people might be inclined to say wage pointless patent wars, but we think a little bit of good old innovation would also work just fine. That’s exactly what Pantech has tirelessly been trying to do, and now the latest fruit of its efforts comes to us in the form of the VEGA LTE-A.
The Pantech VEGA LTE-A looks pretty much just like any other Android smartphone on the market right now: it has a 5.6-inch Full HD screen, runs on a quad-core Snapdragon 800 CPU, and it runs Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean right out of the box. But it also supports the newly-minted LTE-Advanced networks over in South Korea, so that’s a plus. It also has fingerprint recognition on its back.
We’re not quite sure how much a single Pantech VEGA LTE-A will set you back, but it will be made available for sale in mid-August through Korean carrier SK Telecom. We’ll have to leave you to your own devices now, as the lady in the photo has apparently been telling us to shup up this entire time.
HTC is said to release two smartphones in the near future. The first, named Zara, is rumored to be a plastic shell device headed for Sprint. As @evleaks puts it, the Zara “is supposedly a mashup of the One and Desire families”. Interesting take, but oddly accurate. While no specs are available, @evleaks is reporting it will indeed go to Softbank’s new US company. Since Sprint will also have an HTC Windows Phone device launching in the same timeframe, it’s reasonable to assume the Zara will be Android-based.
If this all pans out, it looks like HTC is building on the foundation the laid with the One.
The One Max is a bit different, and perhaps a bit misleading in name. When we hear a name like Max, we assume the Droid Maxx, which slaps a big battery behind a familiar device. The One Max is more like a Note 3 competitor, only it keeps the same gorgeous build as the original One. Same aluminum chassis, but this one is alleged to be wrapped around a 5.9-inch 1080p screen. HTC Source is also reporting a 2.3GHz Snapdragon 800 processor, a 3,300mAh battery, and the familiar BoomSound speakers with Ultrapixel camera backing it up.
The One Max is said to make a stop at AT&T, but not as an exclusive. Set to be unveiled in the later part of Q3, the One Max could end up being a contender in the Note 3/Xperia Z Ultra showdown. Nobody minds HTC being late to the party, so long as they bring something good to the mix.
If this all pans out, it looks like HTC is building on the foundation the laid with the One. While they don’t seem to be messing with the success there, other than making a mini and Max device to round out the lineup, they will be offering the decidedly throttled-down Zara. We’ve never had a problem with HTC’s plastic devices, and the Zara will probably be a good device for Sprint, so long as the hardware behind the plastic is worthy of the new HTC brand.