Tuesday, 16 July 2013

iPhone 5 kills Chinese woman

Apple said to be helping police enquiry into freak i-ccident
A Chinese woman was killed by receiving an electric shock from her iPhone 5 after answering it whilst it was charging. Ma Ailun, a 23-year-old former flight attendant from China's Xinjiang region was electrocuted last Thursday when she took a call on the Apple device just after getting out of the bath.
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If reports of the incident are accurate it could suggest that there was a fault with either the charging unit or its connection cable. According to sina.english.com, the iPhone 5 was purchased from an official Apple store last December and was being charged using the original charger.
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Apple has refused to comment on specific details of the death but said it will cooperate with authorities in any investigations.

'We are deeply saddened to hear of this tragic incident and offer our deepest condolences to the Ma family. We will fully investigate and cooperate with authorities in this matter,' Apple said in a statement released today.

Possible reasons given for the fatal malfunction include that of Xingiang's extreme temperatures during the summer months. The heat could potentially cause overloads and electrical insulation failures, although whether it was a contributing factor in this incident is as yet unknown.

Another theory suggests that a fault with the charging unit could have meant that it was unearthed, sending a potentially lethal current of 200mA through the victim.

Friday, 5 July 2013

Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini review

Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini review
Samsung Galaxy S4 review

  • The most relieving fact with this is its reasonable price slide from the Samsung Galaxy S4
  • It is equipped with a dual-core processor clocked at 1.7GHz coupled with 1.5GB of RAM 
  • A 4.3-inch Super AMOLED qHD display adorns the face of the S4 Mini.
  • It weights a low at only 107g.
  • It has a 1.9MP front-facing snapper for profile pictures, and an 8MP sensor on the back.

Nokia Lumia 820 Review

Nokia Lumia 820 review
From left to right: Lumia 520, Lumia 620, Lumia 720 and Lumia 820

  • It has a dual core 1.5Ghz Snapdragon processor and Adreno 225 GPU
  • It is furnished at 124 x 69 x 10mm with a 4.3-inch AMOLED screen
  • The 4.3-inch AMOLED, 800 x 480 screen is up to Nokia's usual high standard
  • There's also a small speaker to the right of the micro-USB port which we felt didn't look as nicely uniform as the dual speaker vents on the Lumia 920.
Nokia Lumia 820 review