Samsung Galaxy S5 Specs (Snapdragon & Exynos)

Android 4.4.2 KitKat
Size: 142 x 72.5 x 8.1
Weight: 145g
2.5GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 CPU*
2GB of RAM
16/32GB storage capacity
microSD support up to 64GB
5.1-inch FHD Super AMOLED display (1920 x 1080)
16-megapixel camera with UHD 4K video recording at 30fps
2.1-megapixel front-facing camera
LTE Cat 4 (150/50Mbps)
USB 3.0
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac HT80 MIMO (2×2) Wi-Fi
Bluetooth 4.0 BLE/ANT
NFC
IR Transceiver
2800mAh battery
IP67 Dust and Water Resistant (est. 30 minutes under 3 ft. of water)
Fingerprint scanner
Heart rate sensor

*It has already been suggested the later version of the S5 (“Standard” vs. “Prime” are rumored names I have seen) will be released with an Exynos 2.1 Ghz Octa-Core CPU, allowing even higher on screen resolutions and better game performance, among other performance gains.

Apple products showing increased attacks from hackers

On Friday, Feb 21st, 2014, Apple issued an update for iOS. Apple’s website noted a serious flaw in SSL. On Tuesday the 25th, Apple finally released an update for Mac OSX (10.9.2) to address the flaw. I do not know if other, pre 10.9 Mavericks versions of Mac OSX are getting this update, or if iOS 6 users are receiving patches.

Considering Microsoft has supported Windows XP for over a decade and is only soon about to pull the plug, I find it shocking that Apple would only push these patches on their very latest operating systems, considering the severity of the flaw. Continue reading

100,000 and growing

In late January 2012 I re-launched this website. I had this site (NuAngel.net) from 1999 to 2005. I then started another site (WinBreak) from 2006-2011, then repurchased the first domain and combined the two sites in 2012. At that time, I reset all statistics and started counting from scratch.

Fall 1999 – August 2003 I had about 50,000 views. Then I stopped tracking. I started tracking stats again in 2007. 2008 alone saw almost 89,000 views on the site. I have since adjusted the way I keep stats, using a few combined methods. In January of 2012, when I merged WinBreak into NuAngel.net, I reset the counters. Continue reading

Will copycat mentality kill mega tech companies?

Google has your email. Not just GMail users, but major businesses. Google Apps users store the core of their business in Google’s cloud. Even Twitter uses GMail. I got on GMail very early on, back before users could invite each other, before you were given 5, then 20, then 100 invites to bring other people to GMail. I was excited to use it. The interface, the functionality, it was a leap forward from Hotmail, or the webmail app I had been using on my own domain. There was a time when I was excited to see what the search engine giant would do next. But these days, Google, Microsoft, and now Facebook, are all taking the wrong approach to business. Continue reading

On the state of internet access in the United States

Oligopolies, legal monopolies: the laws that allow cable companies to corner the market and smother you. First off, if you think that companies like Comcast/Xfinity and Time Warner weren’t colluding and price fixing, you’re blind. Second, why do we allow cable companies exclusive rights to specific regional areas? The cable companies lobby the government to allow them to continue this way because of the cost of laying out their network. If they had to lower their prices to compete, they couldn’t afford to update their network. We don’t do that for phone companies, and many would argue that the telephone companies had similar, if not much larger, outlays of cash to create their networks nearly a half-century before the cable companies. Continue reading