10 Most Interesting Apps for Samsung Galaxy S4

The Samsung Galaxy S4 is a decent phone. Even with the release of its successors, the S5 and the S6, the handset is still pretty nice. The function of the phone is great, running on a quad core processor. There are a number of apps that you can have on your Samsung Galaxy S4. The top most include:

galaxy_s4_app_screen-100029379-large

 

Galaxy S4 Sensors

The app is available on Google Play for free. It senses the different elements, allowing the user to sense light, temperature and humidity among other elements. This helps one to get the perfect light settings for photographs or even predict the weather such as rain and dress accordingly.

Morecast

 

 

Morecast is a great weather app that is available for Android phones. It has a great user interface and provides a clear and sensible layout. This app is free and features side by side weather comparisons for two cities. It is a must-have as it helps to know what weather is likely to be experienced wherever you are.

7 minute workout

 

 

This app helps in health and fitness. The 7 minute workout deals with short routines that are high in intensity to aid in loss of weight and improvement of cardiovascular function. This lifestyle app is one to have on your S4.

Action Launcher 3

 

 

Action Launcher 3 is a launcher app for android phones such as the S4. The launcher allows you to make changes and customize icons, home screen folders and app layout.

CSR Racing

 

 

CSR Racing is a super real racing game, running on the 1080 pixel resolution on the Galaxy S4. It provides the user with an experience that is available on gaming consoles. It is available on Google Play for free.

Magisto Video Editor and maker

 

 

It combines video clips and photos on your phone, pairs them with themes and background music to create some nice videos on your phone. You can download it on Google play free of charge.

Universal Remote

 

 

The universal remote app turns your S4 into a universal remote with compatibility with over 300, 000 devices. It can work on your TV and your set top box and is much cheaper than a normal universal remote. It is available at 2.49 Euros on Google Play.

Netflix

 

For about $8 a month, you can stream your favorite shows and movies through the Netflix app. Entertainment is at the tip of your fingers through the app on your Galaxy S4.

Everything Home

 

 

Everything Home is an app that is available for free on Google Play. It guides you. All you do is speak into the app and it finds what you want or something related locally and online.

Floating browser

 

 

The floating browser is a free app from Google Play designed for the S4 and other android devices. It allows you to open web windows while still using some of the other screens for other tasks.

10 Most Interesting Apps for Samsung Galaxy S4

How To Recover Deleted Files On Android

It is very often observed that data is lost from the Android phones by some or the other means. The data can be deleted intentionally or accidentally, however, the impacts of the data deleted are same. One must understand that the range of deleted data can be even more from collapse to the virus attack. The general conception is that once the data is deleted, the data cannot be restored. However, this is not the case. The deleted files can be recovered from Android with multiple methods. Here is how you can recover the deleted data.

 

Android Data Recovery

android-file

Android Data Recovery is one of the most popular, trusted and effective methods of recovering the data from the Android. All you have to do is to download the software on your PC. The Android Data Recovery tool is a free tool that can be used for any android device.

How to recover the deleted data files

 

You can simply connect your Android Device to your PC to use the features. The connection can be established by the USB. Once you have installed the Android Data Recovery and connected the device with your PC, you can run the software. It will automatically search for all the deleted files for your Android Device. The intelligent system lists all the deleted files from the device from different category. The lost data list can be anything doc, multimedia or any other data. Once you have got the list, you simply need to select the data files you want to recover and select the data recover button. The Android Data Recovery would restore the deleted Data Files in your Android device. The most interesting part of the tool is that, it can even search the SD card in the Android device as well.

 

How it works

 

The tool basically scans all the deleted files and displays the list of all the files. This is one of the most effective methods of recovering data files from your Android Device. You can also create the data backup for the android device in case you want to avoid such circumstances in the future.

 

Other methods for recovery

 

There are scores of other methods available to recover data files. You can download the app or the tool in order to recover the lost files. However, the procedure of recovering and restoring the files in every case remain the same. The scanning of the deleted files and displaying the list feature is almost unique in all the methods. Basically, the tools work on the same principle to ensure that no data is lost due to intentional or unintentional mistakes. There are paid and free softwares as well. These softwares also offer different data backup features a well. One can use the backup plans to ensure the data is protected and no data is lost during any circumstances.

 

Data recovery is considered as one of the most important features and the Android Data Recovery and other tools can help to recover the deleted files and restore them with ease.

How To Recover Deleted Files On Android

LG G4 vs Sony Xperia Z

Smartphones are covering the bigger space in the market. However, as the numbers of phones are increasing, the stiff competition and high value in the market are equally increasing. LG and Sony are fiercely competing with the smartphones with incredible features and specifications. LG G4 and Sony Xperia Z are two phones that are often compared for their similarities in the market bucket and in similar ranges. Here is the full comparison of the LG G4 and Sony Xperia Z.

G4_vs_Z4

Design

Both the phones are differently designed. Sony Xperia Z is a strong smartphone made of metal and LG G4 on the other contains full plastic body. However, as far as the design is concerned Sony Xperia Z moves ahead with the water resistant and dust resistant features as well.

Display

Sony Xperia Z is a 5.2 inches phone as compared to 5.5 inches of LG G4. Even though both the phone are made of IPS LCD technology, the LG G4 ranks higher with the 1440*2560 pixel density as compared to 1080*1920 of Xperia Z. However, the later is not bad either. LG G4 is considered better smartphone with the display by the virtue of Corning Gorilla Glass 3 Protection.

lg g4

Camera

When it comes to the camera both the smartphones are equally placed. The Sony Xperia Z has a stunning 20.7 MP rear camera with features like Face Detection, Smile Detection, Digital Image Stabilization, Geo Tagging and others. However, the 16 MP rear camera of LG G4 isn’t bad either. It has the features like Optical Image Stabilization, Manual Focus, Auto focus among others. The Sony Xperia Z has 5.1 MP of Front Camera as compared to 8 MP Front Camera of LG G4.

Hardware

This is perhaps the most interesting and important comparison of the smartphones. Sony uses Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor for the Xperia Z as LG sticks to the Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processor. However, the speeds of the processor are quite comparable. The Adreno 430 graphic processor of Xperia Z gets inches ahead with Adreno 418 Graphic Processor of LG G4. The native memory of the phones are 32 GB, however, one both smartphone supports microSD card slot. As far as the hardware and the performance are concerned, both the phones are quite poised and can be clubbed under same category. However, Sony Xperia Z may get slight advantage due to extended features.

Battery

The battery performances of the phones are also quite comparable. Sony Xperia Z uses 2930 mAh battery and the LG G4 uses 3010 mAh. The performances of the battery are quite similar for both the smartphones.

Xperia-Z

Software

The Sony Xperia Z has been launched with Android 5.1 Lollipop version. LG G4 is also launched with the same version but upgrade will be available once the Android N or Android Marshmallow 6.0 is released. 

Both phones can be bought locked or carrier free. The locked version is  a little cheaper but you can easily unlock it using an online service like UnlockUnit or UnlockBase.

Conclusion

Sony Xperia Z and LG G4 are good smartphones in terms of specifications and performance. The high quality and effective features rank the phones in the similar grade.

LG G4 vs Sony Xperia Z

What To Expect From The New LG G5

LG has always released its flagships after Samsung and other major brands which has affected the purchases. This year, it is not given that LG will either do as it has in the recent past or if it will release the LG G5 earlier than other competing power houses. The release date however, is rumored to be within the first six months of 2016 with the announcement rumored to be in February, noting that LG has announced an event one day before the MWC.

Specifications, Design and Function

LG-G5

The phone is expected to be an all metal unibody. This is the first time LG is using the all metal approach. The furthest LG has come to incorporating a metal design on their phones is the use of a metal casing. The 2K display is expected to be 5.5 inches which is quite sizeable although the resolution is expected to be the same, at 1440 by 2560 pixels.

The LG G5 is said to have the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 and 32 GB storage.

The primary camera is rumored to be 20 MP. The rear camera may have two LED flash bulbs and an autofocus that is laser-assisted. In addition to this, it is also rumored that LG G5 will use a dual camera that takes wide angle photos. The front camera is expected to be 8 MP. It is hoped that the front camera will be able to take high quality photos in high and low light environments, solving a problem that has been noted in other high end smart phones from different manufacturers. The LG G5 is expected to have a finger print scanner under the camera. LG had hinted at using retina scanning technology in their new models in order to distinguish it from Samsung and Apple phones. Retinal scanning may be used for functions such as authenticating mobile payments and other sensitive phone transactions. The camera is one of the best features of LG phones so it will not disappoint.

The phone is unlikely to have a removable battery or micro SD support. This is then contradicted by the rumor that the phone may have a SIM-car-like tray where one places the battery and slides it in, making the battery accessible through the all-metal frame. Rumor has it that the battery will reduce from 3000 mAh to 2800 mAh although it is not yet clear what such a change would mean for the processor and functioning of the phone. In addition, the LG G5 is rumored to have a magic slot which will give the user access to other hardware options such as a physical keyboard and sound amplifiers.

Conclusion

For those waiting for this flagship, February is around the corner and we can only hope that LG will announce the phone and shed light on what exactly will be on the LG G5. Release dates and pricing will also be available at the announcement. Hopefully LG will give users something to look forward to, especially because Samsung and Apple usually announce and release their flagships around the same time.

What To Expect From The New LG G5

Top 3 Smartphones Hard To Be Hacked

It is difficult to stand out from the crowd and invest in a smartphone that is solely dedicated towards privacy and security. In this day and age, several factors determine the choice of a smartphone. The form factor, the features, camera, design, battery backup, and even the operating system plays a crucial role in ensuring the success of a smartphone in the market. However, the problem with all modern smartphones is that they have a huge amount of privacy loop-holes and security risks that make them inherently dangerous to your private and sensitive data.

Even the most accomplished operating systems such as iOS and Android have a great deal of security risks that make them vulnerable to hackers. If security is your primary concern, you should invest in a smartphone that is not privacy oriented, but hard to be hacked. There are a lot of options in the smartphone market that promises high levels of security and privacy, but there are only a handful of models that truly deliver on their promise of ensuring the safety of your data and conversations. We took a close look at the most security oriented smartphones to come up with the top 3 smartphones hard to be hacked.

Blackphone 2 From Silent Circle

image01

Blackphone 2 is a security oriented smartphone that was designed and developed by Silent Circle. Blackphone 2 runs on an advanced version of the Android OS, and has been modified by the developers to offer greater levels of security and convenience without making any compromises on the anticipated features list. The Blackphone 2 features a 1.7 GHz octa-core processor and 3 GB of RAM, which provides it the essential speed and performance as expected from a smartphone. Measuring a healthy 5.5 inches, the Blackphone also comes with 32 GB internal storage along with additional storage options through a memory card. Blackphone 2 is high on the list for buyers looking for a secure and private smartphone without the associated drawbacks.

PRIV From BlackBerry

image00

BlackBerry has been a company that was built on the foundation of security and privacy for professional mobile users. The company still concentrates their efforts on a smart and secure mobile device, and their latest Android offering, the PRIV, promises to offer the best in security and privacy. The PRIV runs on a 600 MHz GPU with a 64 bit Hexa-core processor and 3GB RAM. The phone also features a 32 GB internal storage with expandable memory options.

Lumia 950 From Microsoft

image02

Windows phone is considered to be the most secure mobile OS platform by most security experts and mobile hackers. Potential hackers turn away from Windows phones due to multiple levels of security and the easy availability of other smartphone users from the iOS and Android OS categories. The Lumia 950 series is an amazing smartphone from Microsoft that offers a great deal of features at an attractive price point to give some of the accomplished smartphones in the market a run for their money.

Top 3 Smartphones Hard To Be Hacked

Samsung Galaxy S7 Rumors – New Features, Expected Price & Launch Date

Samsung has been facing the heat with declining sales and a lackluster performance from their halo model, the Samsung Galaxy S6. Although the model looked to be an improvement over the S5, at least on paper, it lost a rather good amount of ground against its main rival, the iPhone 6S.

 

So, What’s New For The Galaxy S7?

Samsung promises a host of features for its flagship model, and looks on track to tackle the iPhone 6S by providing great features and conveniences. The iPhone 7 also promises to up the ante, therefore, Samsung has gone back to the drawing board to dream up features that will be designed to sustain any amount of pressure from the market leading iPhone models.

If rumors are to be believed, one of the most important features on Galaxy S7 would be the return of the water resistant feature, which was one of the major selling points for Galaxy S5. For reasons unknown, Samsung had removed this essential feature from the Galaxy S6 model, which had led to criticisms from all quarters. The iPhone 7 is also rumored to be water resistant, which makes sense for Samsung to entice new buyers by adding this vital feature on all of their future flagship models.

The screen might also see some changes, with some sources pointing towards a curved screen to complement the Edge models. We may also see two different models in terms of screen size, with the Edge model getting a screen size of 5.5 inches when compared to the 5.2 inches of the regular model.

Rumors-Samsung-Galaxy-S7-Camera-Specs-30-MP-Rear-and-10-MP-Front

Samsung is also working on increasing the existing battery life of their Samsung Galaxy S7 model by opting for a slightly larger battery. Samsung is believed to be contemplating a 3000 mAh battery for the Galaxy S7, and a 3600 mAh battery for the Galaxy S7 Edge. This is a significant improvement over the regular 2550 mAh and 2600 mAh batteries for the S6 and S6 Edge models respectively. The downside to this upgrade is that charging takes longer, and the thickness of the phone increases by a millimeter or two.

Another expected feature for the Samsung Galaxy S7 model is the option of a MicroSD slot that is capable of increasing the storage up to 200GB. This could be a significant selling point for the S7, especially if iPhone 7 restricts their buyers’ options to the standard range of 16, 64, and 128 GB models.

Samsung is also expected to play it safe with the camera, and instead of increasing the megapixels, it is widely anticipated that the Galaxy S7 model will reduce the megapixels to 12 MP from the existing 16 MP. This will also accompany a reduction in aperture ratio to f/1.7 for better picture quality and motion sensing.

The Anticipated Launch Date & Reception

The Samsung Galaxy S7 is expected to be launched during Q1 2016, and according to strong rumors from company insiders, the phone will be launched on February 21, 2016. Samsung hopes to sell the Galaxy S7 in great numbers, but the true sale numbers can only be gauged after the launch of the much awaited iPhone 7 model, which is scheduled for sometime later this year.

Samsung Galaxy S7 Rumors – New Features, Expected Price & Launch Date