tbreak.ae http://tbreak.ae tech'ing the Middle East Mon, 01 Sep 2014 08:33:03 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 Lumia 530 now available in UAE for AED 410 http://tbreak.ae/lumia-530-now-available-uae-aed-410/ http://tbreak.ae/lumia-530-now-available-uae-aed-410/#comments Mon, 01 Sep 2014 08:33:03 +0000 http://tbreak.ae/?p=25394 Microsoft Mobile Devices is releasing the affordable Lumia 530 smartphone in UAE at all leading retail outlets for AED410. Lumia 530 comes powered with OneDrive cloud services, allowing consumers to securely access, sync, and enjoy their files, photos, music, and games across smartphones, tablets, and PCs, with up to 15 GB storage for free. Consumers will be […]

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Microsoft Mobile Devices is releasing the affordable Lumia 530 smartphone in UAE at all leading retail outlets for AED410.

Lumia 530 comes powered with OneDrive cloud services, allowing consumers to securely access, sync, and enjoy their files, photos, music, and games across smartphones, tablets, and PCs, with up to 15 GB storage for freeConsumers will be able to enjoy preinstalled native Lumia apps such as HERE maps that boasts turn-by-turn voice guided navigation, online and offline, both home and abroad, providing the perfect balance of latest generation smartphone features and experiences at an ultra-affordable price.

“With high end apps, features and exceptional build quality at an amazing price, the Lumia 530 set the sets the benchmark for affordable smartphones. The Lumia 530 demonstrates our focus on welcoming more people to the Windows Phone ecosystem with amazing devices that light up Microsoft’s digital work and life experiences,” said Jon French, Vice President Middle East, Microsoft Mobile Devices.

  • 1.2 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 processor
  •  4-inch LCD display
  • Dual SIM 3G variant offers easy switching between two SIM cards
  • Takes quality voice-guided selfies with the 5MP rear camera.
  • 4GB of on-board memory, expandable with external SD cards up to 128GB.

The Lumia 530 will be available in a range of colours including bright orange, bright green and stylish neutrals such as dark grey and white, along with a selection of changeable shells in a variety of colours.

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Instant app for BB10 shows you your smartphone addiction http://tbreak.ae/instant-app-reminds-addicted-bb10/ http://tbreak.ae/instant-app-reminds-addicted-bb10/#comments Sun, 31 Aug 2014 19:26:23 +0000 http://tbreak.ae/?p=25384 Let’s face it- we live in a generation where we can’t stay away from our smartphones. With all the social networking and entertainment on the go, the consequence is that we totally leave out the real life activates around us. Normally, we don’t bother calculating how long we spend on these gadgets but Instant app for Blackberry […]

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Let’s face it- we live in a generation where we can’t stay away from our smartphones. With all the social networking and entertainment on the go, the consequence is that we totally leave out the real life activates around us. Normally, we don’t bother calculating how long we spend on these gadgets but Instant app for Blackberry 10 from Emberify can keep track of how many minutes we spend on our Blackberry 10 device every day.

By the end of the day, users can share a tweet, which reads out “Used my Blackberry for 24 minutes today via #InstantBB”. You can also break usage by any application and compare the number of time spent each day in the history tab. Reminders can be set to restrict daily usage and notifications will show up in the Blackberry Hub. The app is really neat in looks and functionality, but will cost you $1.99 (approx. 7.31 AED).

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ASUS introduces its X99 motherboard lineup http://tbreak.ae/asus-introduces-x99-motherboard-lineup/ http://tbreak.ae/asus-introduces-x99-motherboard-lineup/#comments Sun, 31 Aug 2014 19:15:00 +0000 http://tbreak.ae/?p=25376 Apart from its launching the ROG Rampage V Extreme for extreme overclockers, ASUS has also launched other models of X99 series motherboards motherboards such as the X99 Deluxe, the X99-Pro and the X99-A for more affordable prices. The X99 Deluxe is the most advanced of all the three and the Pro/A are simmered down versions when it comes to features. […]

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Apart from its launching the ROG Rampage V Extreme for extreme overclockers, ASUS has also launched other models of X99 series motherboards motherboards such as the X99 Deluxe, the X99-Pro and the X99-A for more affordable prices.

The X99 Deluxe is the most advanced of all the three and the Pro/A are simmered down versions when it comes to features. All of them features an OC Socket, an innovative PCB layout and UEFI BIOS for greater overclocking with stable voltages. Additionally, all of them support up to 8 DIMMs with maximum of 3GHz.

The Deluxe features a 3×3 802.11ac Wi-Fi (similar to the Rampage V Extreme), Crystal Sound 2 with DTS, Hyper M.2 X4 PCI-Express card for dual 32Gbps M2 SSD support and a fan extension hub with  4-pin fan connectors. The X99 Deluxe is available today for $400 (approx. 1469 AED) while the ROG Rampage V Extreme and X99-A/X99-Pro will be on sale later this year.

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Jabra Step Wireless Bluetooth Headset Review http://tbreak.ae/jabra-step-wireless-bluetooth-headset-review/ http://tbreak.ae/jabra-step-wireless-bluetooth-headset-review/#comments Sun, 31 Aug 2014 09:43:29 +0000 http://tbreak.ae/?p=25375 Jabra has pioneered in engineering out-of-the-box Bluetooth devices and their Step Wireless is no exception. Designed for people-on-the-move, the Step Wireless is a revolutionary new earbuds from the company. Packaged neatly, contents found with the Step Wireless are pretty much what I expected. You get three sets of EarGels (S, M, and L), one set […]

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Jabra has pioneered in engineering out-of-the-box Bluetooth devices and their Step Wireless is no exception. Designed for people-on-the-move, the Step Wireless is a revolutionary new earbuds from the company.

Packaged neatly, contents found with the Step Wireless are pretty much what I expected. You get three sets of EarGels (S, M, and L), one set of detachable GelHooks, a foot long USB cable for charging and a very handy quick setup guide. A flexible two-foot long cord connects the two earbuds and sits well on back of the neck. Also included is their “Get Started in Under 5 Minutes” booklet to get you up and running in, well, under 5 minutes.

Jabra’s Step Wireless is an elegantly designed set of earbuds – lightweight and stylish. Weighing in at under 17 grams its presence will be hardly felt when in use. The right earbud houses the micro-USB connector and charging/streaming LED. The port and LED is so well incorporated in the earbud that it’s almost invisible. To highlight the earbud’s state of operation, the LED flashes two colors – red and blue. It turns static red during charging and blue once charged. When discovering devices, both LEDs blink together and finally, it turns static blue when paired.

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The Step Wireless Bluetooth headset is Bluetooth 4.0 compliant and supports most Bluetooth profiles. It operates within the range of 10 meters (standard for a Bluetooth device) and can pair with a maximum of eight devices of which two to be used at the same time. To eliminate the confusion, Jabra has clearly marked R and L on the earbuds – a standard they follow with all their headsets. Jabra has also made sure Step Wireless is dust and water resistant making it ideal for use during workouts and taking calls on-the-go

The earbuds rests intact in the ear, no matter how you use it – workout, dance or drive – I could not hey them to fall-out. The detachable GelHooks are flexible and fit well on the ear torso. However, prolonged use can cause discomfort. With the in-line controller, managing the phone calls during music play is fairly easy. It is also home for the microphone. You’re greeted with a  “Hello” and “Goodbye” when switch the device On and Off..

Jabra claims Step Wireless can play four hours of continuous music plus talk time with one full battery charge and a standby time of six days. The approximate charge time as per the manual is 2.5 hours, though the online manual says 30 minutes less. To test, I set my music to continuously loop after full charge and was pleasantly surprised with the result as the battery lasted for a good 4 hours and 38 minutes- more than half-an-hour of its claimed timing.

Even though the earbuds are small, they are powerful enough to generate high frequency audio. Listening to music is a breeze with crisp and clear sound. The voice clarity during phone calls is good too. Impressive enough, the noise bleeding is next to zero when listening to music even at the max level. However, I did notice a little signal issue and lag when moving away from the parent device, specifically my notebook.

The Step Wireless wears a price tag of $69.99, which is a decent bargain for the earbuds of this caliber. Jabra is known for their quality products and their prices are usually on the higher side when compared to the similar class offerings from competition.

With power packed features, crystal clear performance and an affordable price tag the Step Wireless is surely a step forward in the in-ear wireless headsets arena. More importantly, Jabra also offers one-year limited warranty with the Step Wireless keeping your woes away if something goes wrong with the earbuds.

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Dell’s 34-inch curved display makes sure you don’t lose a kill http://tbreak.ae/dells-34-inch-curved-display-makes-sure-dont-lose-kill/ http://tbreak.ae/dells-34-inch-curved-display-makes-sure-dont-lose-kill/#comments Sun, 31 Aug 2014 07:13:53 +0000 http://tbreak.ae/?p=25365 Thought Dell was done with its new 2014 Alienware Area-51? The company has announced its new 34-inch UltraSharp U3415W curved monitor featuring an ultra-wide 21:9 ratio curved panel and WQHD 3440 X 1440 resolution, which Dell claims it to be industry’s first. Hardcore Gamers would want to take advantage of their gaming rigs they invest […]

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Thought Dell was done with its new 2014 Alienware Area-51? The company has announced its new 34-inch UltraSharp U3415W curved monitor featuring an ultra-wide 21:9 ratio curved panel and WQHD 3440 X 1440 resolution, which Dell claims it to be industry’s first.

Hardcore Gamers would want to take advantage of their gaming rigs they invest in and will pleased by the immersive gaming experience the curved display offers, covering every angle of view the gamer faces with the higher resolution. In addition, Dell says the monitor will support an adjustable point of view along with HDMI 2.0, MHL, Standard and mini Display Ports, integrated dual 9W speakers and 60 Hz capability.

The Dell UltraSharp U3415W will arrive by the close of the year. No prices have been announced yet. Hopefully it will have a more reasonable price than the Ostendo CRVD curved display announced a few years ago. Now let’s imagine playing TitanFall or Battlefield 4 on three of these curved displays in multi-display configuration, although the bezels may be an issue.

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ASUS ROG unleashes the Rampage V Extreme http://tbreak.ae/asus-rog-unleashes-rampage-v-extreme/ http://tbreak.ae/asus-rog-unleashes-rampage-v-extreme/#comments Sun, 31 Aug 2014 07:11:28 +0000 http://tbreak.ae/?p=25360 To own a branded gaming rig like the Alienware Area-51 is amazing, but extreme overclockers prefer to build a custom gaming rig from scratch. ASUS Republic of Gamers has announced its X99 based Rampage V Extreme motherboards, exclusively designed for overclocking the Haswell-E processors and DDR4 RAM modules to their limits. Extreme overclockers will be pleased […]

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To own a branded gaming rig like the Alienware Area-51 is amazing, but extreme overclockers prefer to build a custom gaming rig from scratch. ASUS Republic of Gamers has announced its X99 based Rampage V Extreme motherboards, exclusively designed for overclocking the Haswell-E processors and DDR4 RAM modules to their limits.

Extreme overclockers will be pleased with the OC sockets and other technologies found in the Rampage V Extreme. The OC panel holds a 2.6-inch display, providing various parameters. The ReTry buttons gets users out from unexpected overclocking mistakes. The ROG team had already broken benchmark records using 8-core/16 threads Haswell-E processors and DDR4 memory speeds up to 4004 MHz.

Moreover, the Extreme Engine Digi+ IV is responsible for the voltage regulation and delivery of accurate power and the DirectCU cooling technology lowers the temperatures up to 7 degrees. In addition, the Rampage V Extreme comes with PCI Express 3.0 and SATA express ports primed for super-fast SSDs and external storage options.

Furthermore, we obtain an innovative 3-transmit/3-receive 802.11ac WiFi antenna for uninterrupted gaming sessions. Users can punch in four graphics cards in SLI or Crossfire configurations for extreme frame rates at high resolution and game settings. The Rampage V Extreme will be available soon for $500 (approx. 1836 AED).

Expect our review soon

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JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai launches check-in app http://tbreak.ae/jw-marriott-marquis-hotel-dubai-launches-check-app/ http://tbreak.ae/jw-marriott-marquis-hotel-dubai-launches-check-app/#comments Sun, 31 Aug 2014 06:49:44 +0000 http://tbreak.ae/?p=25369 Ever walked into a hotel and hated the queues at the reception? Wished for an easier way to check-in to your hotel and head straight up to your room? Well the brains over at JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai announced today the launch of their new mobile check-in app, which lets guests check-in to the hotel […]

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Ever walked into a hotel and hated the queues at the reception? Wished for an easier way to check-in to your hotel and head straight up to your room? Well the brains over at JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai announced today the launch of their new mobile check-in app, which lets guests check-in to the hotel themselves.

Guests simply download the required application to their smartphone (iOS or Android), and login with their member profile. Their profile will already contain payment information, so all the guest has to do is to approach a special desk at the hotel where a pre-programmed room key will be waiting for them. The app also provides a notification when it’s time for to check-out, so again the guest can simply specify an email address in the app where their bill can be sent, and be on their way.

Commenting on the launch, Bill Keffer, General Manager of the JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai said; “As a leading business hotel with a huge focus on the meetings incentives conferences and events sector (MICE), the majority of our guests are international travellers with demanding schedules therefore we are always looking for ways to make their lives easier. The introduction of the mobile check-in service allows visitors to save time and access their hotel room quicker than ever before. It also simplifies the process for our international guests as the application is available in English, French, Spanish, German and Mandarin reducing the chance of any language barrier. ”

What’s a bit disappointing is that if JW Marriott Marquis Hotel really wanted to add a tech edge to their hotel, it would have been great if they could allow guests to use their mobile phones as a room key via NFC, but maybe this is something they’ll look at a later date instead.

To download the app please log onto http://mobileapp.marriott.com/.

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Corsair-Asus collaborates for next generation DDR4 Memory Kits http://tbreak.ae/corsair-asus-collaborates-next-generation-ddr4-memory-kits/ http://tbreak.ae/corsair-asus-collaborates-next-generation-ddr4-memory-kits/#comments Sat, 30 Aug 2014 12:14:24 +0000 http://tbreak.ae/?p=25350 Corsair, a name renowned for its world-class PC component solutions announced its DDR4 based Dominator Platinum memory kit in association with Asus. The merger came at the right time for leading component specialists. Asus, the world’s leading motherboard manufacturer introduced their X99 Deluxe and Rampage V Extreme motherboards recently. The memory kits will be available […]

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Corsair, a name renowned for its world-class PC component solutions announced its DDR4 based Dominator Platinum memory kit in association with Asus. The merger came at the right time for leading component specialists. Asus, the world’s leading motherboard manufacturer introduced their X99 Deluxe and Rampage V Extreme motherboards recently. The memory kits will be available in the packs of 3300MHz, 3200MHz and 3000MHz speeds, which the company claims to be the fastest in its class. This comprehensive merger is strategically made as it helped Corsair to fine-tune and validate memory timings on the optimised DRAM layout of Asus X99 motherboards making it stand atop in the competition.

“Our rigorous validation with ASUS has enabled us to make Dominator Platinum 3300MHz the fastest desktop DDR4 memory available at launch,” said Thi La, Chief Operating Officer at Corsair. “Our OC team and engineers are excited to see such performance headroom the new Intel platform and are looking forward to releasing even faster kits in the near future.”

Based on Corsair‘s DHX technology the Dominator Platinum features cooler operation and provides real-time temperature monitoring with Corsair Link. The memory is made available through its, authorised distributor and retail channel network worldwide with lifetime warranty.

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MSI joins X99 bandwagon for Haswell-E http://tbreak.ae/msi-joins-x99-bandwagon-haswell-e/ http://tbreak.ae/msi-joins-x99-bandwagon-haswell-e/#comments Sat, 30 Aug 2014 11:51:01 +0000 http://tbreak.ae/?p=25345 MSI enter the X99 foray with the launch of five powerful motherboards for the much anticipated Haswell-E. Under X99 series the motherboards launched include, the X99S GAMING 9 AC, X99S GAMING 7, X99S XPOWER AC, X99S MPOWER and X99S SLI PLUS catering all segments of the desktop community. Interestingly, all five boards are equipped with […]

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MSI enter the X99 foray with the launch of five powerful motherboards for the much anticipated Haswell-E. Under X99 series the motherboards launched include, the X99S GAMING 9 AC, X99S GAMING 7, X99S XPOWER AC, X99S MPOWER and X99S SLI PLUS catering all segments of the desktop community. Interestingly, all five boards are equipped with Turbo M.2 interface – latest in data storage. Whether you are an avid gamer or a high-end rendering artist, MSI‘s boards are built to support NVIDIA’s Quad SLI and AMD’s CrossFire setup for all your graphics need.

The mix contain two motherboards for overclockers, two for gamers and one standard for the basic usage. Available at a varied price point, MSI is surely going to make their competitors run for their money with these powerful offerings. The GAME begins…

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Alienware resurrects the Area-51 http://tbreak.ae/alienware-resurrects-area-51/ http://tbreak.ae/alienware-resurrects-area-51/#comments Sat, 30 Aug 2014 07:33:35 +0000 http://tbreak.ae/?p=25327 One of the most legendary gaming rigs of all times has been back in its most powerful form ever. Alienware has announced the new 2014 Area-51 Windows gaming rig with a new triad design signature, appearing like an alien timed-explosive device ready to blow your mind. The triad design allows the internal fans to blow […]

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One of the most legendary gaming rigs of all times has been back in its most powerful form ever. Alienware has announced the new 2014 Area-51 Windows gaming rig with a new triad design signature, appearing like an alien timed-explosive device ready to blow your mind.

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The triad design allows the internal fans to blow fresh air, quiet and directly onto the graphics cards and internal compartments. This ensures the machine to overclock to its maximum potential. The big internal space helps the outflow of hot air and adequate room to house upwards to three graphics cards (SLI/Crossfire).

In addition, we get the Intel X99 Express chipset with support up to 32GB DDR4 RAM modules in quad channel mode. Users can choose the best of Intel’s Haswell-E 6/8-core extreme processors with liquid cooling and overclocking option. Alienware hasn’t mentioned which graphics cards are in option, but we sure want to punch in a pair of Radeon 295 X2’s or Geforce Titan Z’s cranking around 8-11 Tflops each with multi display extreme resolution gaming. No word of pricing and release dates were mentioned yet. Thinking to save for the best of gaming?

 

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