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Samsung Galaxy Note 4


I was invited to the launch of the Galaxy Note 4, an event done for bloggers at Junkyard in Mar Mkhael.

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Once again, Samsung chose one of the most hype places in Lebanon and gave us the opportunity to see and manipulate the Galaxy Note 4 before anyone else.

 

The Galaxy Note 4 embraces Samsung’s heritage of an unrivaled Galaxy mobile experience. Its extraordinary 5.7-inch Quad HD (2560×1440) Super AMOLED display reproduces clearer and more vivid images with deep contrast, better viewing angles, and response times as fast as a millionth of a second. And due to its large screen, the refined Multi Window feature is able to maximize the user’s experience providing them with the key to easier multi-tasking. Users can choose how they access their applications with full, split or pop-up screens, and easily change the size and positioning of apps on the screen with one intuitive swipe.

 

The Galaxy Note 4 also sports an advanced camera system that is able to reproduce brighter and clearer images. The device is equipped with a 16 megapixel rear-facing camera featuring a Smart Optical Image Stabilizer that counter-balances camera shake and automatically extends exposure time in dark settings. In addition, a 3.7 megapixel front-facing camera with f1.9 offers a default 90-degree shooting angle and up to 120-degree wide-angle so users can take the best group shots with friends.


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The Galaxy Note 4‘s wide selection of enhanced essential features enable users to get even more from their mobile device. With the Fast Charging feature and Ultra Power Saving Mode, the Galaxy Note 4 charges faster and ensures that users don’t run out of power when they need it most. The Galaxy Note 4 also offers an improved Fingerprint Scanner, to secure personal data and the world’s first UV sensor in a mobile device.

 

Making everyday tasks much faster and easier, the Galaxy Note 4’s S Pen has been specifically evolved to serve as the primary tool that users go to for common, everyday mobile device use. This new S Pen offers a much more authentic pen experience, with a more natural brush effect that perfectly emulates writing on paper with a fountain or calligraphy pen. The S Pen also introduces a more user-friendly Air Command functionality along with other intuitive features such as Action Memo, Screen Write, Image Clip and Smart Select that allows users to create and collect content with ease. A new Smart Select feature enables users to easily piece together content from different origins, and share it with ease.

 

The Galaxy Note 4 also provides users with a choice of multiple, seamless note-taking methods integrated with Samsung’s S Note application that allows everyday tasks to get done faster and more easily. In addition to typing and writing, the innovative Snap Note feature allows users to take a picture of their notes on a paper or a classroom board, and then quickly and easily convert to an S Note. They can also further unleash their creativity by jotting down their thoughts quickly with Voice Memo.

 

The Galaxy Note 4 introduces a new sleek and stylish Galaxy design language. The device features a premium metal frame with fluid curvature that seamlessly blends with the device display. The Galaxy Note 4’s 2.5D glass screen, inherited from the Galaxy S3, offers extra protection while perfectly complementing the device’s rich viewing experience. A soft-textured back cover provides incredible comfort that makes it easy to control with one hand. The device not only looks beautiful, but also offers a superior grip and enhanced durability. The Galaxy Note 4 is available in “Charcoal Black,” “Frost White,” “Bronze Gold,” and “Blossom Pink” colors.

It was interesting to discover the new Galaxy Note 4, with charming people and enjoying tasty drinks and food!

Thank you Samsung for the lovely gathering 🙂

Samsung’s revolutionary Curved UHD TV


I was invited a while ago at the launch of the Samsung’s Curved UHD TV. The event took place by the pool at the Riviera Hotel in Beirut, with the presence of fellow bloggers, press…

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Samsung’s Curved UHD TV takes you into the new world of immersive viewing and makes you feel as though you are right in the middle of the action. The UHD screen is curved at the right angle to provide the optimal viewing distance for your living room. Also, the gently curved UHD screen gives you uniform and balanced viewing from all areas of the screen.

With Samsung’s Auto Depth Enhancer, your Curved UHD TV will give you a greater feeling of depth by applying different levels of contrast enhancement on different areas of the screen, making your entertainment more immersive and enjoyable.

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Samsung’s advanced UHD dimming technology brings the ideal level of contrast and color to your UHD viewing. The higher resolution of UHD also means that the picture requires more processing for a highly detailed image. That’s why Samsung UHD dimming technology has been developed to process black and white as optimally as possible and produce colors that are far more vivid.

 

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Samsung UHD TV offers a resolution four times higher than Full HD, with accurate true-to-life color. Enjoy a picture that’s optimized for even greater clarity and detail than you’ve ever seen before.

TV time will be much more enjoyable with the new Samsung’s Curved UHD TV! Don’t you agree? 😉 

 

You Got A Gift!


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YouGotaGift.com is the first of its kind Online Mall for Gift Cards in the Middle East.

The service offers a fun and convenient way of celebrating friends and occasions by sending prepaid Gift Cards from leading brands using the web and mobile devices. The Gift Cards can be personalized and instantly delivered by email, Facebook, SMS or simply printed and hand delivered.

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And the special service they’re offering this summer, is the Money Wedding Registry for couples!

The YouGotaGift.com Money Wedding Registry allows the bride and groom to collect cash instead of unwanted wedding gifts, to purchase what they need the most, whether it’s home furnishings or an extravagant honeymoon!

The bride and groom set up a personalized page with a photo and message and are then provided with a link they share with their loved ones via email or social media, inviting them to contribute to the registry.

The Money Wedding Registry is not only convenient for the couple, but for the wedding guests as well, because it saves them the trouble of having to go to the store, and instead allows them to comfortably gift from the comfort of their home. Once they access the registry they can leave their well wishes for the couple and easily contribute any desired amount by Visa or MasterCard.

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Here’s a video that explains how the service works

 

Enjoy giving and receiving gifts 🙂

LOCMAN Montecristo: The First Chronograph Driven by a Mechanical Movement


The engineers at LOCMAN have upgraded the Montecristo and given it some extra competitive edge, making it the first mechanical self-winding chronograph.

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To make this possible, the SIO Italian School of Watchmaking, part of the LOCMAN group, partnered with DePa Swiss Movements, an enterprise of Swiss artisans specialized in movement concept and development.

The SIO – Italian School of Watchmaking was founded by LOCMAN in 2006 with the intention of establishing a research center and constant monitoring the quality of their watches. Over the years, SIO has certified and also developed the mechanisms of its major collections, partnering with companies for special projects.

Marco Mantovani, LOCMAN Spa chairman, says: “We were able to develop a completely reliable, sturdy self-winding module. Our engineers also focused on the rotor weights so as to optimise the bidirectional winding stored by the self-winding mechanism for an average of up to about 50 hours.”

The oscillating weight is enhanced with a bright yellow shade and personalised with the LOCMAN ITALY logo. The calibre reference – SIO/DPch 88 – is indicated on the movement main plate. The dial features sunray-pattern enamelling, the minute counter is placed at 3 o’clock and the small seconds subdial at 9 o’clock, while the tachometric scale – absent in the quartz version – appears around the inner bezel ring of this model. The AISI 316L steel and titanium case is made of exclusively non-allergenic materials usually found in surgical instruments, and is topped by a flat glass with a special sapphire treatment to give the material a hardness comparable to that of natural sapphire as well as an exponential increase in its transparency. Tested water-resistant to 10 atmospheres, the Montecristo chronograph case is attached to the silicon or hi-tech Lorica strap by the distinctive triple-bar lugs.

 

What do you think of it?

G2 Mobile by LG


I was invited a while ago, to the G2 #Tweetup by LG Lebanon, at the Hangout Beirut, to introduce to us the new G2 mobile phone.

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Here are some of the features that I liked in it;

5.2″ full HD IPS Display

See imagery in vibrant color and clarity. G2’s 5.2″ Full HD IPS display gives you a superior visual experience with true-to-nature colors, sharp text, high-definition details, and a cinema-like 16:9 aspect ratio.

Its rich, 423 pixels-per-inch resolution shows off every detail, and its Full HD IPS display gives you bright whites and more accurate, lifelike color representation without over-saturation or eye strain. So, whether you’re watching a nature show in Full HD, viewing a portrait set against a true-blue sky, or shopping for shoes in the perfect shade of red, you’ll get an authentic view of whatever you’re looking at.

 

13MB advanced camera

You don’t need a steady hand to get sharp pictures and smooth videos with G2. Its high-resolution, 13 MP camera features breakthrough optical image stabilization (Optical Image Stabilizer) technology, which stabilizes your focus while you hold the camera so you get less blur in photos and less shaking in videos.This feature is great for night photography too. Lower light settings require longer exposures, creating the potential for more movement to blur images—but with OIS, you can get amazing low-light shots, even if you can’t hold perfectly still.

Long Lasting Battery

G2’s 3,000 mAh SiO+ battery gives you surprising power, without compromising style, so you can keep going all day—and look good doing it.The battery’s step-design and silicon anode enables maximum storage capacity and efficiency in a super-slim size, compared to traditional Li-Ion batteries. Plus, the added GRAM chipset saves battery life with 10% less power consumption.

 

It also has a Guest Mode

You’re not always the only one using your phone—but with Guest Mode, you can personalize a user experience for yourself or a guest, controlling which apps and capabilities are available depending on which mode you enable.This feature lets you hand-select the home screen for yourself and a guest, such as a child or a friend, and create separate pattern locks for that user. So you can share your phone whenever you like, and your content and settings stay just how you left them.

Audio Zoom

Audio Zoom lets you zero in on a specific audio source by zooming in on your subject while recording video. Afterwards, you can hear it more clearly during playback.This unique feature uses three stereo mikes, which amplify sound from the specified angle and deemphasize the surrounding noise, so you can zoom in on the sounds you want to hear, and tune out those you don’t.

KNOCKON

A simple knocking gesture is all it takes. Just knock twice on G2 to gently wake your phone’s display without picking it up or pressing the power key. G2 senses the gesture and turns the display on.When your hands are full or when you only have a couple of taps to spare, G2 will help lessen the load.

It also has a lot of features to explore, you can check them on LG website here

And here are some pictures from the venue and the yummy food 😉

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