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Steam OS console

Steam OS console

Gamers, rejoice. With Valve teasing the imminent announcement of their PC/console hybrid aptly called the Steam Box, a mysterious website with a timer appeared. And with the timer ending, it led to the announcement of the Steam Operating System (OS). The OS itself is a combination of Steam’s current platform and Linux.

As the new generation of consoles inches its way ever closer, that gaming industry seems to be taking a significantly more advanced approach in bringing us the games we want to play. Today, companies are focusing on the possibility of cloud computing and live games streaming, with initiatives such as Nvidia Shield and Gaikai being developed for these specific purposes. The PlayStation 4 also claims to support this feature by allowing players to gain access to their favorite titles from previous generation consoles without natively running them, thanks to their new PlayStation Cloud service. With so much talk about this new niche of gaming, it came as little surprise when the digital distribution service Steam threw their hat in the ring and decided to unveil their new services specifically tailored to the gaming community’s needs.

Steam announced that it was working on the next generation of gaming consoles, and followed it up with three major announcements. The first of these was the unveiling of the Steam OS, brand-new operating system currently in development at Valve headquarters. The Steam OS is touted as an operating system designed specifically for gamers, ale to incorporate multiple features that gamers require while providing tight integration with the hardware and software of a given machine. Based on a modified version of the Linux kernel, the OS would have all the basic functions of other operating systems, and needless to say, would provide users with access to Steam’s extensive catalogue of games that can be perused, Players would be able to steam their game content already installed on a Windows, Mac or Linux computer to one that is running Steam OS, and would allow for home sharing as well as Steam’s upcoming Family Sharing model.

Steam OS console

The OS is being built around the concept of living room computing, which means that the interface will be simplistic and well structured, highly intuitive and easily accessible to players, much like the Steam Bid Picture feature. More importantly, the announcement for the new OS also stated that its source code would be open to all, allowing developers to customize all aspects of it and tailor it to their own liking. The OS will be completely free for users to download to their computers if they so desire, making it possible to have a dual-boot system that houses Steam OS as a secondary operating environment. The news of the announcement has been welcomed with praise by the community, and numerous publishers have pledged their support for the system.

The announcements from Steam didn't stop there however, as the next unveiling introduced the world to the Steam Machines program. Valve has stated that it was designing hardware systems that would be capable of running its new OS and will fit into the living room environment to provide access to Steam’s wealth of software, from the comfort of your couch. The program was stated to contain somewhere close to 300 prototype systems, each with their own varying specifications, that would be shipped to special candidates who had enrolled in the beta program to test them out. Once mass-consumer testing is completed, Steam would then begin to release the systems commercially, and would partner up with manufacturers to create a line of machines for mass-market penetration. The systems designed require a minimum criteria of specifications to be fulfilled, which include certain CPU and GPU models, RAM, hard disk drives and power ratings. Machines can be bought reconfigured from vendors, or can be assembled and customized by consumers to suit their individual requirements and needs, and all devices will support modifications. Packaged with the systems will be the third surprise that Valve unveiled a few days later, the Steam Controller.

Steam OS console

Designed to support each and every game from within its vast catalogue, the Steam Controller breaks tradition by introducing two clickable track pads, in place of the standard analogue sticks – to allow for precise movement and control. Each trackpad will measure the intensity and force of the input, with three different levels of measurement, and will also allow for haptic feedback to relay information to the user. The controller also sports sixteen buttons and a high resolution touch screen right in the middle to simulate mouse movement, and is designed to work with the Steam OS as well as the Steam application on other operating systems. The philosophy behind the controllers is to allow players who are accustomed to the precision and finesse of a keyboard/mouse setup to play their games with ease without sacrificing control or utility. The systems are expected to arrive in the market sometime in 2014.

By introducing the Steam OS and moving forward with its hardware solutions, Steam looks to become the most preferred system of choice for most gamers the world over. Accessing your saved games from your friend’s machine should not be a hassle any more, and the same experience that was once confined to swivel chairs can now be taken to your comfortable living couch. We have a major contender in the market as the eighth generation of video game consoles draws near to release, and if Valve has something to say about it, it looks to be a very successful venture indeed.


More than a million PlayStation 4 consoles were sold in the first 24 hours of its release in North America, according to manufacturer Sony. The Japanese electronics giant announced the figures in a statement as it seeks to gain ground on Mircrosoft, which is releasing its Xbox One console this week. "PS4 was designed with an unwavering commitment to gamers, and we are thrilled that consumer reaction has been so phenomenal," said Andrew House, president and group chief of Sony Computer Entertainment. "Sales remain very strong in North America, and we expect continued enthusiasm as we launch the PlayStation 4 Europe and Latin America on November 29. We are extremely grateful for the passion of PlayStation fans and thank them for their continued support." The PS4 is on of the three major consoles moving into the next generation. Nintendo launched its Wii U in late 2012, and Microsoft's new Xbox is set of release November 22 in 13 countries. A forecast by the research firm Gartner show game console sales of hardware and software are likely to grow to $44 billion worldwide in 20134 from $37 billion last year, helped in part by the new console.

The Wireless iPhone Printer

The Wireless iPhone Printer

This is the printer that connects wirelessly to an iPhone or Android-powered phone and prints vibrant color photographs. An iPhone running a free app transmits pictures over a home Wi-Fi network to the printer, allowing you to print from anywhere in the home. In less than a minute and without ink cartridges, it prints 4" x 6" borderless photographs at 300 dpi resolution in up to 256 gradations and 16.7 million colors. The pictures are printed on patented paper embedded with yellow, magenta, and cyan dye crystals, producing rich, vibrant photographs that are waterproof and resist fingerprints, dust, and scratches. It can also print pictures directly from PictBridge-enabled cameras. Includes paper cartridge for 10 prints; additional paper cartridges sold below. Compatible with all iPhone (including iPhone 5), iPad, and iPod touch models running iOS 3 and up and Android-powered devices running OS 2 and up. 7" L x 6" W x 4" H. (3 lbs.)

Samsung introduced Gamepad for Smartphone

With Samsung being a major player in the world of smartphones, having rolled out devices that will cater not only from the entry level to the mid-range and all the way to the high end, it would also make plenty of financial sense if they were to also carve a niche for themselves in the seemingly highly lucrative accessories market. After all, every smartphone needs a decent sleeve of sorts to make sure that it does not get scratched or dirtied unnecessarily, right? Well, Samsung might be on to something here with the introduction of a new controller that they have called the GamePad.

I know, I know, the name itself sounds all too simple actually. A GamePad, really? That’s so generic, you might as well release a brand of toothpaste that is called, well, Toothpaste. Having said that, the Samsung GamePad will come in the form of a steel-framed controller, where it will grasp your smartphone with an unerring grip while your thumbs and fingers will be able to get a classic gamepad workout as you play with your favorite games on your smartphone. The GamePad is flexible enough to be compatible with Android-powered devices that will range anywhere from 4” to 6.3” in screen size, making it ideal for smartphones as well as some phablets.

As for compatibility, the Samsung GamePad will play nice with any Android-powered device, as long as said device will run on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean or higher. Samsung did mention, however, that the GamePad has been specially optimized for Galaxy devices that will feature Android 4.3 Jelly Bean or higher, where among them include the Galaxy S4 and S3 and the Note 3 and 2. I guess those newer devices with NFC pairing makes life a whole lot easier and less complicated. There is also a Play button which will launch Samsung’s Mobile Console app that allows folks to browse and buy games supported by the GamePad. How is that for a hassle-free accessory?

Smooth and Stylish VIPER AIO PC

These new AIOs also known as “All in one PC are result of Viper’s collaboration with Microsoft and Intel to work on a highly” unique approach of how systems are designed Viper has recently introduced a built-in battery in the AIO unit which can give up to 45-minute backup power. Giving you the freedom of portability, to move from your home office to your living room. Wireless capability and the option of a 21.5-inch wall-mountable monitor make’s the all-in-one PC exquisite. AOI PC’s are the game changer literally and figuratively. Sleek, smart, energy efficient, powerful and customizable, the AIO will truly revolutionize desktop computing.

Intel has come up with technological brilliance with the AIO or the All-in-One PC. Geared towards connected homes and entertainment hubs, the all-in-Once PC has successfully bought back the desktop era when one PC was the centre of attraction in a household. Without the bulky CPU, Intel has intelligently hidden the motherboard, the processor, memory, graphic card and a DVD burner in the back of the LED. So basically all the AIO comprises off is an LED screen, a keyboard and a mouse and that’s about it.

The All-in-PC runs a touch screen version of Window 8.1, and the internal specs keeps everything running smoothly. While the central i3 processor, the 2 GB of DDR3 RAM and its moderate Intel HD Graphics card will allow you to watch or play anything without any hiccups. Most video games will run smoothly on medium settings, but some games, like Dirt 3, will operate at high settings. This model of Viper AIO can handle hard work, too. While it’s best at entertaining, its huge 500 GB SATAII Hard Drive means that it is ready for plenty of storage.

When it comes to visual entertainment, Viper’s AIO PC offers fantastic entertainment potential and connectivity options, making it a great hub for all your movies, music and video games. If you’re ready to replace the family computer and want something that does more than surf the web, the Viper AIO PC is worth your consideration. Booting up the machine takes 5-7 seconds, thanks to the super fast SSD (Solid State Drives) which powers up the AIO PC in mere seconds than minutes. Geared with powerful Core i3 processor playing games and browsing the internet are super-fast too. While our test unit was based on the second generation Core i3 processor, other flavors of the AIO can be enhanced to Pentium Dual Core G630 and the blazing fast Core i5 and i7 third generation processors.

Another important feature of the AIO is the built-in webcam which is an added advantage in the machine, making it fun for the family, Skype and other similar video conferencing software work seamlessly well eradicating the need for an extra webcam or a mic. Overall the AIO is a wonderful machine which has something for everyone, be it video conferencing, watching movies, playing games or surfing the internet. A highly recommended machine, the All-in-One PC suddenly makes you believe that the desktop is not dead, it has successfully been resurrected by Intel and it’s here for a long time.

Microsoft's 10 Best Milestones in 2013


Did Microsoft have a remarkable year or a not so good year? For a company as spreading as the developer of Windows, Office and the Xbox, in order to tell you, it will be hard net to crack. Microsoft presented host of headlines in 2013, but for many different reasons. In order to know whether or not the company is on the positive track, it favors to look at its current past. 

Microsoft unfolded its next tech in 2012 with the introduction of Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8, 2012 was a giant year for Microsoft. But Microsoft also came across to accomplish its a lot of home word to make major changing this year. 

When it completely overhauled its software platforms as well as its basic purpose, to transition from a software company to a "devices and services" company, as then-CEO Steve Ballmer explained it. Microsoft made some enormous plays, but they were long plays Microsoft made some big plays, and it would take time to see whether they would pan out. Microsod remained engrossed in its world throughout this year. Its fortunes in 2013 lent some insight into whether Microsoft's bets were well-placed and what it might do to stay in the game — and possibly even win it.

I have compiled major events and launches of Microsoft in 2013 as below:

1. Office 365 and the Subscription Model

When the latest version of Microsoft Office 365 was launched in January, the most important feature wasn't its optimization for the cloud and social networks or that it wasn't technically a Windows 8 app. Rather, the most noteworthy change was the business model. After years of selling Office as a standalone app, Microsoft switched to a subscription plan.


Now onward, buyers won't have to pay lump sun amount for Word, Excel and PowerPoint, buyers would pony up a few bucks a month or $100 a year to access them. The apps themselves also improved tremendously, with direct ties to Microsoft services, including SkyDrive, which got even better this fall with real-time online collaboration in documents.

2.  The Surface's $900 Million Stumble


When Microsoft announced its Q4 2013 earnings in July, it dropped a monumental goose egg: The company was taking a $900 million reduction due to Surface RT inventory, essentially meaning it had produced far more Surface tablets than people wanted to buy. It wasn't hard to see that coming. Windows 8 was arguably fundamentally flawed, but Microsoft didn't do it any favors by christening a buggy, under performing device as its flagship product, with few apps of any relevance at launch. While software updates rapidly fixed most of the issues, the damage was done, and the ARM-based Windows RT operating system is all but dead because of it.

3. Office Arrives on iPhone and Android

Office is one of Microsoft's pillars, but it has faced fierce competition from Google, Apple and others, particularly in mobile. To face them directly, Microsoft finally opened up Office to new platforms, including iOS and Android. While the apps themselves are stripped down to the bare minimum for tiny mobile screens, Office's migration to competing platforms represents an "OS agnostic" view that would have been heresy in the company's heyday.

4. Facebook, Foursquare and Flipboard for Windows 8

At Microsoft's Build developer conference this year, Steve Ballmer announced that Windows 8, which so far had done nothing to prevent to slide of PC adoption, was finally attracting some big-name apps. The big Fs — Facebook, Flipboard and Foursquare — were all developing Windows 8 versions of their services.Even better, they all came through, sometimes in big ways. Facebook's Windows 8 app uses the wider screen of most Windows tablets well, Flipboard has a unique live tile, and Foursquare's app re-invents the location service as a powerful discovery engine. With A-list apps on board, the road is paved for other developers to ride into Windows 8. At least that's the hope.

5. Ballmer Steps Down

 With summer winding down, Ballmer awakened a sleepy news cycle with the announcement that the Microsoft cofounder would step down as CEO within the next year. Rumors about the move had swirled for a long time, but it seemed Ballmer and Microsoft just couldn't quit each other. The scuttle but says Ballmer's departure planned, then accelerated once the Surface RT failure was apparent and the company's 

Across-the-board restructuring, which began in July, was underway. Now the hunt is on for his successor, with former Nokia CEO Stephen Elop and Ford's Alan Mulally rumored to be leading the pack of contenders.

6. Microsoft Buys (Most of) Nokia


Apple has the iPhone. Google bought Motorola. But what about Microsoft, keeper of the Windows Phone flame? To really be a top-to-bottom master of services and devices, Microsoft needed a phone. Microsoft needed a phone. Rather than create its own hardware as it did with the Surface tablets, Microsoft opted to simply buy its closest partner, Nokia, by far the leader in Windows Phone hardware. The move made a lot of sense. The mobile market is nothing like the tablet market, and it's much better to rely on someone else's experience rather than reinvent the wheel. Considering the strategic partnership Nokia and Microsoft made in early 2011, this was simply the consummation of protracted courtship.

7. Windows Phone Goes Big

 Nokia Lumia 1520


In early 2013, it was even money whether Windows Phone or BlackBerry would be the true "third alternative" in the war of mobile ecosystems. It's now clear that the Windows Phone has won that title, with fast-growing market share in most regions — even taking the No. 2 position in places such as Latin America. With its latest update, Windows Phone can now go toe-to-toe with Android in one of the most popular mobile categories: phablets. Big-screen phones are a big deal in China, India and probably a more than a few NBA locker rooms, and Windows Phone now has models like the Nokia 1520 and 1320 to offer those markets.

8. Windows 8.1 Arrives

Microsoft had a powerful operating system with Windows 8, but it was unfinished. Its multi-window mode, Snap, only worked  with one size of window; you couldn't use custom images as Start screen backgrounds and working Word docs in SkyDrive was slow as hell. Windows 8.1 fixed all those problems and more while introducing several new features. In a symbolic gesture, Microsoft also brought back the Start button to the design of the desktop. It was almost functionally irrelevant, but it sent a message to users: Although we've already picked the road to travel on, we can still change lanes.

9. Surface, Generation 2

 Surface 2

The original Surface RT may have been a failure, but its brother, the Surface Pro, was a much more successful product. Benefiting from a later release, meaning polished software and a more powerful processor, the Surface Pro received good reviews when it debuted in January and proved to be a more worthy flagship for Windows 8. That explains why Microsoft doubled down on the Surface concept and released second-generation models this fall. The new Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 also serve as flagships for Windows8.1, and the Haswell chip inside the Pro eliminates the biggest criticism of Gen 1: battery life. Are there enough apps and good feelings about Windows, though, to turn the Surface 2 into any kind of success? Microsoft badly needs it to be, but it will probably have to settle for "not a disaster."

10. The Xbox One


If Microsoft has any product with the kind of buzz and customer loyalty that Apple devices are known for, it's the Xbox. The Xbox 360 is one of the best-selling game consoles ever, and the new Xbox One looks to take its game play and versatility as a general entertainment gateway to the next level. Microsoft may have stumbled out of the gate with seemingly draconian downloading policies, but it quickly reversed itself, especially when Sony rubbed salt into the wound by promising to deliver a more gamer-friendly approach. The Xbox One now appears to be a more fully-formed console than its rival, the PlayStation 4, so Microsoft's Xbox loyalty may carry into 

The Best Video Games of 2013


It’s the end of an era – at least for the current generation of gaming consoles. As patrons impatiently wait the release of the Xbox One and the Palaystation 4, we’re still preparing ourselves for a world where a forgotten Xbox 360 sits on a shelf and collects dust. As this generation of video games draws to a close, I would like to   salute the five most visually stunning, interesting, enthralling and playable video games of 2013.


For the second trip down Desmond Miles’s DNA helix, Ubisoft Montreal introduced Ezio Auditore and gave players more options for mayhem in the urban centers of the Italian Renaissance. You can hire courtesans to distract guards or use mercenaries to do the dirty work for you. The swordplay showed increased flexibility and depth, too, with more weapons and tactics than before. Underneath it all, the game’s virtual Italy sported a more varied, vibrant population than any other free roaming game so far.


A Good Match for: Fans of serialized fiction. With a conspiracy fetish tying everything all together, the Assassin’s Creed games represent a journey through history and iteration, where you get to see how tings were in the real world and where ideas are going in game design. Do follow through and continue Ezio’s story in Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood and Assassin’s Creed Revelations.

Not for Those Who Want: A harmonious whole. The framing story of Assassin’s Creed is the franchise’s biggest problem. The present-day world that ordinary Desmond Miles wals through just isn’t as lushly imagines as those his hooded predecessors prwled. The pieces of the fame don’t sync up in terms of appeal and you’ll start getting involuntarily annoyed when you start to hear Desomnd actor Nolan North’s voice again.


Rocksteady’s second outing with Batman sharpens two areas where open-world games usually floundered: getting around and beating up bad guys. Arkhan City’s combat system perfectly combines fists, feet and gadgets to make B atman feel formidable. The experience of gliding above the rooftops and pouncing onto criminals from on high nails the feeling of being a creature-of-the-night crime fighter superhero.


A Good Match for: Comic-book fans who want to embody the Dark Knight. With plot and voice work by top talents who’ve brought Batman’s world to life, Arkhan City’s creative pedigree enhances its great mechanics. Not for Those Who Want: The atmosphere of Arkhan Asylum. In delivering bigger environments, this Bat-game sacrifices some of the moody atmospherics of its predecessor.


Regularly cited as one of the best games ever made, Irrational Games’ beloved adventure submerges platters in Rapture, an undersea world city torn apart by civil war and rife with the worst behaviors in human nature. The way you wield your character’s supernatural abilities doesn’t just advance the game’s plot but also reveals a little about you as a person.  A Good Match for: College Students. BioShock feels like a new kind of cultural experience, one that you help create as you play. Its use of directed aesthetic and literary reference has also made it the fame that’s launched 1,000 thesis papers

 Not for Those Who Want: High-octane action. While the fameplay encounters in BioShock are entertaining, there’s a lot of space between them when compared to other first-person games.



Gears 3 fills the marquee spot held by Bungie’s Halo games and with good reason. Epic Games’ scifi shooter threequel represents hardcore shooter nirvana: a tightly-polished campaign that plays great solo or coop and some of the best multiplayer found anywhere. Moreover, the fame’s been robustly supported with both campaign and multiplayer DLC designed to deepen an already hearty release.


A Good Match for: Dedicated online shooter fanatics who play every day. The more you play, the more Gear 3 rewards you.

Not for Those Who Want: Deep character development or intriguing story structure. Gears 3 games have always been meat-and-potatoes in terms of plot.


Paradoxical as it may seem, stealth and freedom should go hand-in-hand in video games. The folks behind this stellar hybrid understand this and give players the chance to steer Corvo Attano’s quest for revenge however they choose. With the abilities and weapons on hand, you can teleport through a level and knock every one unconscious for a non-lethal run or slow down time and gun down ever fool who comes your way. No matter how you play, the atmospheric world of Dunwall is a beautiful place to creep through.


A Good Match for: Alternate reality enthusiasts. If your’re a fan of Earths where thing went seriously wrong/different, then you’ll want to heed Dishonored call. They city of Dunwall harbors just enough tech for you to hack and repurpose but the game also endows you with a slew of magical abilities that let you get creative in how you work through a mission. This isn’t Solid Snake or Sam Fisher sneaking. It’s something more steampunk.

Not for Those Who Want: To know where they’re going to wind up. The reticule that you use for the Blink teleport ability can be hard to see/aim, making it a bit of painful guesswork to figure out if Corvo will be going exactly where you want him to.



Automotive destruction’s never looked as sexy as it does in Criterion’s hi-speed racing game. You’re tasked with driving against traffic, scraping against civilian cars and shoving competitors into signature crashes called Takedown. But, Paradise also deserves praise for a seamless integration of multiplayer where dropping into a showdown can be quick as tapping a button.

A Good Match for: Street racing fans. If you’ve ever pulled up to a stoplight and imagined what it’d be like to burn rubber on a wide-open stretch of asphlt-and survive any ensuing mishaps-

Not for Those Who Want: To tune the specs of their rides. It may be Paradise but these aren’t real-world cars. You can’t do much more than swap out paint jobs, so those wanting to make changes to brakes, shock or engines will need to get their grease-monkey fix elsewhere.


Bethesda Softworks’ hit role-paying game does nothing so much as deliver a giant, Tolkien-styled possibility space to its players. The high-altitude climes of Tamriel feel alive with wonder and threat. The ability to customize your warrior outcast with a singular mix of mystical skills and lelee mastery feels as broad as ASkyrim’s horizon.

A Good Match for: Dungeon & Dragon players. Adventuring in Skyrim feels like spinning your own epic yarn, as songs of your feats spread digitally from town to town in a game world that reacts to your actions. You can spend weeks meandering in its fascinating side quests, leaving the main story.


Not for Those Who Want: Urgency. Then drive to wander and discover over powers the drive to compete in Skyrim. If you’re the kind of player who wants those two vectors to meet in a meaningful way, you’ll find The Elder Scrolls V a bit frustrating. While we’re excited for the launch of the PS4 and Xbox One, we’re certainly going to miss amazing consoles like the Xbox 360 and PS3. These systems have kept us entertained for the past seven to eight years and introduced us to amazing games and franchises like “Uncharted” “Gears fo War”, “Borderlands” and “Good War”. Even though we’re stoked for next-gen games like “Final Fantasy XV” and “Infamous: Second Son”, we won’t forget the many hours we’ve spent completing missions on our current consoles? And what are you looking forward to most on the next-gen consoles? Sound off in the comments in the comments section.

Battlefield 4 update is going to be late for XBOX ONE


While EA and DICE probably launched and developed Battlefield 4 with the best intentions, there have been multiple reports of bugs plaguing the game, and in some instances causing it to crash. While a patch for the PlayStation 4 version of the game has been released to address the issues, unfortunately Xbox One gamers are still left waiting, and according to a post made by DICE in the Battlelog forums, it seems that the patch for the Xbox One will be delayed, and will instead be released together with the next patch which still has no release date at the moment. According to DICE, “Here’s a quick update on the state of the next Xbox One game update.


 The update that was originally meant to go live the week of Dec 2 was delayed, but we decided to bring those fixes to the next upcoming Xbox One update. This new combined Xbox One patch is currently in testing and certification, and we will release it as soon as possible. We are hoping to get it live late this week or early next week. We will keep you updated.” As it stands EA has announced that they will not be releasing new DLCs for the game until all the major bugs and problems have been resolved, although it might be too little too late as a law firm has launched an investigation against EA, which sounds like a potential lawsuit waiting to happen.

Screen mirror for iphone/movie/ipad/3gs camera/facetime/skype/camera to apple tv


Screen mirroring is a technique through which you can mirror the screen of your smart device on a bigger display. The setup can be wired or wireless. Here we discuss the wireless method.


AirPlay was introduced with iOS 4.2 in 2010 to let people stream content from an iOS device to a PC/Mac or Apple TV. Some fames even offer a second-screen experience, displaying the game on yourTV with your phone acting as a controller. The option shows up automatically when using an app that supports AirPlay.


1.       Install AirServer on your PC, which will act as an AirPlay receiver. If you are using a Mac, navigate to System Prefernces > Display > AirPlay Mirroring and jump to step 3.
2.       Open AirServer.


3.      Make sure both devices are on the same network (Wi-Fi/Bluettoth/Ethernet).
4.       On your iOS device, swipe up from the bottom of your screen to access Control Center.
5.       Tap AirPlay. You Should see a list of connectable devices.
6.       Tap the name of the device you wish to AirPlay to. Tap mirroring. Once it is enabled, your iOS devices’s screen will be mirrored on your big screen.
7.       To terminate the connection, simply disconnect from the network or terminate the app.


First, chek to see if your Android device supports sisplay mirroring. Go to Settings > Display, does it say, “Display Mirroring?” If so, your device suports it. CyanogenMod developer Koushik  ‘Koush’ Dutta has demonstrated a working AirPlay mirroring solution for Android, but if you are not using the Cynogen Mod, your will need the doubleTwist app, along with the AirTwist add-on (paid upgrade) in order to use AirServer/ AirPlay to sync your devices.


  1. 1.       Launch double Twist
  2. 2.       Tap Settings
  3. 3.       Tap AirTwist
  4. 4.       Check the box net to AirTwist

5.       Select “Approve” the Approve Network popup
6.       Go to AirServer and search for your Android phone with the device name found on the settings screen.
Enjoy your mirroring experience

During the iOS 5 beta period, we covered how to mirror an iPad 2 with a TV using AirPlay and an Apple TV. With the release of the iPhone 4S, Apple brings the mirroring feature to its newest handset.
To get started, you will need an Apple TV with the latest software and an iPhone 4S, all hooked up to the same Wi-Fi network.


To mirror your iPhone 4S, you will need to double-click the home button, bringing up the app-switching tray. Swipe from left-to-right two times, revealing a volume slider and the familiar AirPlay icon.


Tapping on the AirPlay icon will reveal any Apple TV-compatible devices currently connected to the same Wi-Fi network as your iPhone 4S. Select the device to which you would like to mirror your iPhone 4S. Toggle the Mirroring switch to On.


Once mirroring is enabled, the status bar on your iPhone will turn blue and have an AirPlay icon located next to the battery meter. This serves as a reminder that everything you are currently doing on your iPhone 4S is being displayed on your TV.


Mirroring your iPhone 4S to a larger screen can come in handy for giving a presentation, showing off photos, taking a FaceTime call or even simply browsing the Internet. Mirroring works with both portrait and landscape modes.

To turn off mirroring, just repeat the steps above, but this time select iPhone on the AirPlay screen. The blue bar and AirPlay icon in the status bar should then disappear, indicating that you have successfully turned off mirroring.

Yeah friends I hope you liked my tutorial. Thank you

Xbox One Vs PlayStation 4


Welcome to a new generation of games and entertainment. Where games push the boundaries of realism. And television obeys your every command. Where listening to music while playing a game is a snap. And you can jump from TV to movies to music to a game in an instant. Where your experience is custom tailored to you. And the entertainment you love is all in one place. Welcome to the all-in-one, Xbox One & PlayStation 4.

A race and war has taken inception in consoles. It’s November, and two new consoles PS4 and Xbox One are welcoming their users to experience a next generation at this time due to their better strenghts, features and games.  PS4 has improved its graphic quality for looking more cinematic. Both consoles PS4 and Xbox One are on their ways to appeal to different kinds of gamers. Now we have to see that which One will surpass the other One. Let’s discuss both’s technology to give you a better idea.


Comparatively scores of gamers would argue that PS4 has got some catching up to do for multiplayer service, but Xbox Live is still better matchmaking and more reliable multiplayer. At this point of time Xbox’s built-in games including Forza Motorsport and Titanfall are making more positive effects.. PS4 got favor than Xbox One for its  giant resolution graphics in Battlefield and Call of Duty:Ghosts.



The Kinect couldn't make its place in Xbox 360 last time, but I suppose at this time Microsoft has chalked out to embark this technology as a better entertaining feature for gamers in Xbox One. This unprecedented feature let you interact with Xbox in many ways. Kinect feature has profound resolution body-movement sensor and remarkable better voice recognition. Xbox One is ready to take your voice commands, gestures, remote control and Xbox One SmartGlass device. Xbox One has been welcoming its users to next-gen of games and entertainment since 22 November. Xbox One games are ready to touch the periphery of realism.


The PlayStation 4 has a motion-tracking camera too, but it is strictly optional.This isn't a bad move either – and being cheaper than Xbox One should attract users toward it, but it seems users will put it on second option. It means developers will cut down their interest and motivation to build experiences with the PlayStation 4 Camera in mind.. The reason being the microphone-equipped camera isn't available as a standard with every console. Although the company gathers optimistic that interest in the peripheral will grow (because PlayStation consist of Eye-heavy Playroomtech demo with each console), its not included from the launch bundle divides the market. By definition, developers developing games that use the camera will be catering to a smaller subset of the overall user base. The camera doesn't seem to be ever become as integral to the PlayStation 4 experience as the Kinect is to the Xbox One, but at least the PS4 costs less as a result.


At first glance,apparently both console’s gamepads don’t look updated and different from their predecessors, but there are some hidden gems here. For instance, the PlayStation 4's DualShock 4 controller features a new share button (more on that later), and clickable touchpad area reminiscent of the PlayStation Vita's rear touch panel. It also doubles as a motion controller, though you'll need to pick up the aforementioned PS4 camera to track the PlayStation Move -esque LED on the gamepad's front edge.

On the surface, Microsoft's updated gamepad sounds better refined variation of the Xbox 360 seems, but it actually houses a subtle evolution in tactile feedback: Impulse Triggers. In addition to the classic controller rumble, Xbox One users will be able to feel localized force feedback under each of the gamepad's triggers, which can lend profound to driving cars, firing weapons or even feeling a character's pulse. Microsoft's gamepad also hits the mark in local multiplayer: The Xbox One can connect to up to eight controllers simultaneously.


If you're in the middle of making decision going for right console,  look at the games. Microsoft and Sony can promise all the media, social sharing and motion sensors in the world, but without something to actually play, their next-gen consoles are little more than glorified HTPCs.

If software moves hardware, then Microsoft is building a stronger case for day one. At launch, the Xbox One is slated to have more than twice as many exclusive (retail) games than the PlayStation 4, including Dead Rising 3, Forza Motorsport 5 and Ryse: Son of Rome with the heavily anticipated Titanfall joining them within the console's launch window. By comparison, Sony's camp hits the ground with only Killzone: Shadow Fall and Knack under its exclusive banner, eventually to be followed by Driveclub and Infamous: Second Son. Buying a console on software alone is still very much a matter of personal preference, but make no mistake: PS4 owners will be dipping into the multi-platform releases a little sooner than their Xbox One counterparts.


Xbox One was built by gamers, for gamers. The complete balance of power and performance, Xbox One drags gaming  in an entire new level. Consisting on realism that you have ever played. And a new generation of multiplayer is knocking the doors of online competent.


With millions of players around the world, and more than a decade of multiplayer experience, Xbox Live is the proven place to play. And now, everyone is invited to experience smarter matchmaking, less waiting, and better performance with Xbox Live on Xbox One. You can even record, share and broadcast your moments of glory.



With the best games, TV, movies, music and sports all in one place, you don’t have to compromise. Switch instantly from one to another, or enjoy two at once, so you never miss a moment. And talk with family and friends on Skype while watching TV.



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