At CES, Samsung showed a prototype smartphone with a flexible screen

At CES in Las Vegas, there really was a lot of new things to discover and we missed: the first prototype smartphone with flexible screen unveiled by Samsung.

When we talk about flexible screen, it is not directly synonymous with folding mobile in all directions but to propose new ideas and push products to unusual and inventive designs, including the famous prototype that has the image of a smartphone displaying its quick access buttons and alerts scrolling on the right flank of the OLED display slightly curved.

A pretty good idea that could ultimately improve the grip, or not.

Obviously, it is simply a prototype smartphone that probably never be released on the market, which has only been revealed to show an example of the possible opportunities on smartphones and possibly tablets in future next. With this new technology, Samsung propels new ideas on the market that may be taken and improved by others who knows.

Jailbreak iOS 6.1: more than 1.7 million downloads for Evasi0n

Available since the beginning of the week, iOS 6.1 jailbreak has already been much ink and it is normal since the solution developed by evad3rs was particularly daunting. Imagine, in a few minutes to jailbreak iPhone 5, an iPod Touch 5G or even an iPad Mini , all without the need to dig their heads and without handling complex ... No, it is a certainty, Planetbeing, MuscleNerd, Pimskeks Pod2g and did an amazing job and we understand why evasi0n has been downloaded over 1.7 million times in a few hours ...

And attention because the figure does not come from anywhere. This is actually David Wang, better known under the pseudonym Planetbeing , who gave that information to journalists Forbes. What can specify, moreover, that this figure is dated 5 February. It is therefore likely that the course of two million downloads have been surpassed since.

Also note that Saurik also gave some figures. Based on its analysis tool evasi0n have been used 800,000 times within six hours after the release of the tool. This is truly phenomenal and we understand why the output of the latter completely crashes Cydia. Speaking of which, and because the subject is undoubtedly of interest to you, you should know that the situation is still not recovered at the time of this writing. If you notice any malfunctions trying to access Cydia, this is perfectly normal and know that evasi0n has absolutely nothing to do with the story.

In any case, when we see the success of the tool developed by evad3rs, we say that there is finally a lot, really, people who can not be content with the usual functions of iOS. And the worst in history, is that the jailbreak is not yet democratized. Undoubtedly if Ms. Michu and her friends heard about it, then the numbers would be quite different.

History finale, if you hesitate to take the plunge and if you do not know at all how to jailbreak your iDevice.

Windows 8: keyboard shortcuts that will save lives

It must be confessed, Windows 8 is an operating system particularly destabilizing. Interface for touch, another for common applications, you can easily get lost even more than the control with the mouse is not always the most obvious. Of course, we can significantly improve the user experience with our multitouch gestures touchpad, but there is also another way to boost our productivity keyboard shortcuts. For more shortcuts usual, Microsoft had the great idea to incorporate new key combinations that will save you valuable time. Why? This is what we will see throughout this article.

Before we begin, it should be noted that this article does not deal multitouch gestures supported by touchscreens or those that can be set up on the touchpad. If you want to know more on the subject, remember that just click on the link that is just above and behind you kindly arms. Here, we will focus only on these keyboard shortcuts that should change your life and allow you and faster access to the most interesting features of the system.

Switch between applications

We will start by looking at all the keyboard shortcuts that allow you to switch easily between running applications.
  • Alt + Tab (*): No big surprise here since this shortcut was already present in previous versions of Windows. Just know that it can switch between all open applications (Modern UI + Desktop) from left to right.
  • Alt + Shift + Tab: Same principle as above, except that this time scanning is performed from right to left.
  • Windows + Tab (*): This handy shortcut will allow you to switch between open applications Modern UI, just as if you go through multitasking available from the home screen. Scanning takes place from top to bottom.
  • Windows + Shift + Tab: Same as above, except that the scan is done this time from bottom to top.
From my point of view, these shortcuts must be memorized because you will save a lot of time jumping easily from one application to another. Very handy when bump on a file in Word and need to go check the meeting of the day on our calendar.

Work on Modern UI applications

As you probably already know, the Modern UI interface integrated into Windows 8 will display a full-screen application, of course, but it is also possible to open simultaneously two windows side by side. And again, we'll find a few shortcuts that will greatly simplify our life since we avoid to use the mouse or the touch screen of our hybrid machine.
  • Windows: Well, here it is rather simple since simply press this button to return immediately to the home screen and then on our beautiful tiles.
  • Windows +. (*): This key will allow you to embed the application open on the right side of the screen.
  • Windows + Shift +. (*): This combination is exactly the same, except that in this case the application will be anchored on the left.
Then of course, if you decide to use these shortcuts, you can add a little behind "Alt + Tab" to change history broadcast application. This is a blow to take, but this combo is very ninja daily practice.

Managing the "charm bar"

The "charm bar" is this smart bar that appears on the right side of the screen and gives us the opportunity to quickly in search, configuration options, the options for sharing or connected devices in our machine. Basically, to make it appear, it is necessary to place the mouse in a corner of the screen to the right, but you can save time by using a few keyboard shortcuts.
  • Windows + C (*): A keyboard shortcut is simple, effective and will simply allow you to show the "charm bar."
  • Windows + H (*): Same as above, except that this key combination will allow you to directly access the sharing options.
  • Windows + K (*): The same, but this time it's the "charm bar" dedicated to devices that appear on the screen.
  • Windows + I (*): The same, but this time it's the "charm bar" dedicated to configuration options that appear on the screen.
  • Windows + P: This shortcut will not necessarily useful because it allows everyone to simply display the second screen of the computer.
Frankly, the "charm bar" does not absolutely convinced I was in the Consumer Preview of Windows 8 but suffice it to seriously look over to realize that it is particularly challenging in the life of every day. Especially to access the settings of our applications, in fact.


Windows 7 and previous versions, the search was often anecdotal and it was thus not unusual to turn away in favor of some launchers. With Windows 8, Microsoft has completely redesigned this feature and it should make you proud and services, be it that in order to get their hands on some applications or even some configuration tools. And again, these shortcuts will save you a lot of time.
  • Windows + F (*): The keyboard shortcut for the more useful because you can simply start the search. Be careful though because in this case, it is searching for files is enabled by default.
  • Windows + Q (*): Same as above, except that this key combination will allow you to search directly from applications.
  • Windows + W (*): The same, except that there is research settings is active.
With the disappearance of the "Start" menu, the search built into Windows 8 has become the best entry point to achieve to put their hands on one configuration option or even application. This is why it is essential to fully master these three combinations.

And the traditional office then?

If Microsoft has added keyboard shortcuts for fully Modern UI interface, the company has not forgotten the traditional desktop and is provided as a series of useful shortcuts and you will ultimately better control your windows.
  • Windows + T: A keyboard shortcut quite useful since it will allow you to switch between different buttons anchored on the taskbar. To launch an application, simply then press the space key on your keyboard.
  • Windows + 1... 9 (*): Another key combination very interesting as it gives you the ability to launch one of the applications directly anchored to the taskbar.
  • Windows + Left arrow (*): If there is a keyboard shortcut to know is good because it will give you the opportunity to automatically dock the active window to the left side of the screen.
  • Windows + Right arrow (*): Same as above, except that the active window will be this time anchored on the right side of the screen.
  • Windows + Down arrow: Less useful, this shortcut will all-of-you troubleshoot even in some cases because you will automatically minimize the active window.
  • Windows + D (*): Probably one of my favorite shortcuts. This will actually allow you to hide all open applications to show the desktop, or do the opposite if you then repeat.
  • Windows + X (*): The "Start" menu is no longer however it is possible to display a specific menu using this shortcut menu that allows you to quickly access system functions (explorer files, control panel, etc.).
  • Windows + R: This key combination will not necessarily useful for everyone but it may interest some of you as it allows you to quickly open the window "Run".
  • Windows + Pause (*): A shortcut handy because you will see the options of the system, and therefore the control panel of Windows 8.
  • Windows + L: This key combination does not lack interest since it will allow you to lock your computer and return to the screen for entering the password for the user.
That's outline. Afterwards, of course, there are dozens of shortcuts and more targeted you will probably use less often, but here's a list:
  • Windows + O:  This key is essentially the shelves, or hybrid machines, since it allows you to lock the screen orientation.
  • Windows + V: A shortcut pretty nice because you can see all active notifications in an instant.
Note: Because it is quite difficult to memorize all the keyboard shortcuts available in Windows 8, I added an asterisk after those that seem most useful. You are of course free not to agree with my selection, right, because we are a free country, is not it, and it takes all kinds to make a world, huh.

When Google and Mozilla are working together on WebRTC

The web is a jungle, it is a fact, but sometimes large firms officiating on the field began to work hand in hand. Google and Mozilla just proved once again making a video on the WebRTC, a video that shows just a Firefox chatting with ... Chrome. This is not necessarily the great revelation of the century, of course, but it's still pretty fun to watch. And if you do not know what the WebRTC, it does not matter because we will just explain the concept.

WebRTC or Web Real-Time Communication for those who are allergic to anagrams, comes in the form of an API dedicated to VoIP and P2P. The idea is simple enough, finally, since the goal of this technology is to simply allow users to easily converse in videoconferencing without having to install any plugins or any applications. Yes, because WebRTC advantage is that it has been designed to work directly in advanced browsers.

What you need to know about it is that it is supported by three big names in the market, namely Google , Mozilla and ... Opera . We can also highlight the fact that it's been a while since the three accomplices are working hard on the subject. Microsoft, for its part, does exactly the same thing, but the Redmond company has opted for a proprietary technology (such as by chance) the name of RTC-WEB. To believe it never draw a lesson from its past.

But the most interesting thing with the WebRTC is that it was designed as a standard and when it will be ready, developers worldwide can integrate their own applications . And this is still cool as it should give life to some very interesting projects, projects that allow us to take advantage of richer services.

VEA Buddy watch, connected to your smartphone or tablet touch

Connected watches are fashionable and quite some time now and is on the market and a number of competitors who are desperate to get a piece of cake. The VEA Buddy, meanwhile, is a newcomer quite interesting since it plays the card of universality over the total. In other words, and to put it simply, the main asset of this watch is that it works with any smartphone and any touchpad. Yes, and if you add to that the fact that it is more able to do many things, you say it is likely to attract a lot of people ...

But before going further, it should be all-of-state same as VEA Buddy is not yet commercially available. I would perhaps start there but this pretty watch is currently nothing more than a project submitted on IndieGoGo, a project that also requires no less than $ 320,000 to go into production. The updates also start at $ 99 and know that if you decide to invest, then you will receive a Buddy VEA black somewhere in June 2013. Casually, it may be worth it.

For indeed, the VEA Buddy no shortage of charm. Everyone is not necessarily a fan of the design but it combines all-in itself a great number of advantages and it would be a shame to miss. And the really nice thing with this watch is that it is capable of doing many things. It allows you to obviously see your call log, your email or SMS received, but it does not stop there because also incorporates social modules that you provide an opportunity to connect to your Twitter or your Facebook.

If you wish, you can also make calls from the watch (attention, since it does not include a microphone, you will need to have your hands free to leave your mobile or your handheld to make it work ) and even displayed on the touch screen of 2 inches the instructions of your GPS. Very useful for those who go hiking or have a little jog to decompress from their week. The multimedia features are not forgotten as long as the VEA Buddy will also allow you to control your music collection or view your photos.

In the end, we are left with a real digital Swiss Army knife that could make you a lot of services. And complete history of beauty, we can add that the watch was designed by a company ... Marseille! It's a little icing on the cake.

HP unveils 14-inch Chromebook

We mentioned in a previous post, HP and Google made ​​the official announcement: HP will be well next builder to offer a Chromebook via the HP Pavilion 14 Chromebook.

The model in question will be special - compared to existing Chromebooks - owning a 14 inch shiny. The latter will be HD resolution (1366 x 768). The rest of the features is consistent with that previously leaked:
  • Chrome OS
  • Intel Celeron 847 running at 1.1 GHz
  • Intel HD GPU
  • 2 GB DDR3 SDRAM expandable to 4 GB
  • 16GB SSD
  • SD slot for expanding the storage capacity
  • Certainly 100 GB available on the Google Drive for 2 years
  • 3 USB 2.0 ports
  • HD Webcam with integrated microphone
  • HDMI out
  • Ethernet jack

HP Pavilion 14 Chromebook will be sold in the United States at first, but we hope to see happen in France as was the case with Acer and Samsung models.

Its price is $ 329.99 taxes and shipping and more. It is currently distributed via the online shop HP but is also available in stores.

Ultrathin Keyboard Mini: Mini Logitech iPad Keyboard

The iPad HAS HAD always extensions made ​​in Logitech keyboards like magnets. The iPad Mini is no exception to the rule, Logitech unveiled new mini keyboard icts for the small Apple tablet: the Ultrathin Keyboard mini.

This keyboard and magnetic rigid will allow you to add a physical keyboard to your iPad Mini, the while protecting your screen. Nothing new on the horizon, since Ultrathin Keyboard mini keyboard is the same brand that already fitted the iPad. Aluminum, the keyboard connects to your iPad Mini Bluetooth and Logitech boasts a featherweight not weigh you in your travels.

Facebook may soon launch a Find My Friends

Facebook already has an array of mobile applications, but the company is likely to add another string to his bow by launching a new tool running on the same principle as the Find My Friends by Apple. The social networking giant could thus focus on the location of its users to enable them to stay in touch more easily and it gets better as this new application could reach the market next month. Very interesting, especially for those who regularly cover events and wanting to share this great experience with their friends, family or office colleagues.

If you do not know yet, it may be recalled that the operation of Find My Friends is quite simple since it just displays a map of all the contacts of a user. In a few moments, it can know where their loved ones and even to track. This is very useful when you wish to join a group of friends in a corner of the province lost or when you want to follow the journey of a distant cousin, a lover of trekking and outdoor adventures.

Or precisely, according to Bloomberg, Facebook would propose the same thing to its users. It is still unclear details, obviously, but this application work on the same principle and therefore allow us to easily follow the peregrinations of our contacts. In addition, and according to the same sources, the U.S. firm could combine this new application with good old Facebook Places. Rather logical since it also plays on the field of geo-location.

After, of course, the big question we might ask is whether Facebook will think to set up options for us to ensure the privacy of our data. Because, well, if I have nothing against the fact that my girlfriend follow the trace, it is quite another of my contacts ... ahem ... professionals.

In any case, we can not fail to note that Facebook share a little in all directions at the moment. In the end, rather than launching dozens and dozens of mobile applications, the service would be better to develop a true mobile application to centralize all the features of these multiple tools.

Samsung Galaxy Fame official specifications

Everybody does not necessarily means slamming half a salary in a ultra powerful smartphone. Samsung has understood and it is now a long time that the South Korean manufacturer offers officiant terminals on the input range. And indeed, it has just lifted the veil on the Galaxy Fame, a smartphone that shines obviously not its technical characteristics, but that should interest all those who do not necessarily have great needs, or who are looking for a complementary product.

From the outside, the Galaxy Fame looks a bit like a Galaxy S3. More compact and more massive, obviously. Also note that this new phone will be sold in two colors, the same colors as those originally proposed for the S3. The mobile user will be able to opt either for the model "pearl white" model or "blue metal". Cool.

Under the hood is a TFT screen of 3.5 inches, a processor brand unknown 1 GHz, 512 MB ​​RAM, 4 GB of storage space complemented by a micro SD card slot, 5-megapixel sensor and a second sensor on the front for video conferencing. In addition, it is also possible to take advantage of WiFi, Bluetooth, a 1300 mAh battery - more than enough given the specifications of the beast - and ... and ... and an NFC chip! Yes, you read correctly, the new low-end mobile Samsung will use NFC technology, the same technology that is currently lacking in the iPhone 5. But be careful, because it will be optional ...

No further information however on the price or the availability date of the mobile. It will probably wait until MWC 2013 to see clearer but if this is not enough, you can always go snooping in the press release issued by Samsung. However, what is known is that the Galaxy Fame Jelly Bean run under 4.1.

HTC M7: sensor type "ultrapixel"?

We thought all know the HTC M7 but it seems that this is actually not the case. The guy might actually have retained an asset in his game, an asset that would affect its camera function and more specifically the onboard sensor. Even though all the sensors on the market are expressed in megapixels, HTC have opted for another home device, an alternative that even has a name very promising in terms of marketing: the ultrapixel or the ultrapixels is the choice. And if you want to know more about this funny thing, well you can say that you are very well fallen.

I do not know if you have seen the information but Peter Chou made ​​a splash last Friday by presenting, on the occasion of the celebration of the end of the year organized by HTC, one of the most anticipated mobile time. Which one? No, it is obviously not the Galaxy S4, but the HTC M7. The interesting thing is that Peter has defended his actions by saying he wanted to test the camera ... its new smartphone.

Interesting, no? Of course, since all sensors smartphones typically operate in the same way. Finally out of 808 Nokia PureView, obviously. In this context, one may wonder why the CEO of the firm needed to test this function. According to Pocket-Lint, the explanation is clear enough, the HTC M7 benefit of a different sensor than what is currently on the market.

Ultrapixel: three layers of 4.3 megapixels each for a single sensor

Different in what way? Well actually, the sensor of the HTC M7 involve three layers of pixels, each containing 4.3 megapixels, and a total of 12.9 megapixels. Interesting but do not summarize ultrapixel a riot of megapixels. No, because the real value of this sensor, it would mainly provide better color rendering and produce, in addition, sharper images . And there's more, since the HTC engineers would eventually inspired technology PureView Nokia to produce this sensor.

All this information is obviously to be taken lightly, but I think for me it would be quite logical that HTC seeks to differentiate itself from the competition by focusing on this feature. Whatever anyone says, mobile users are increasingly attentive to clich├ęs and videos produced by the mobile market and the company would be well advised to bet on this horse easier to impose its new terminal on the market.

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