Showing posts with label Android. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Android. Show all posts

Friday, 26 May 2017

How E- Learning Helps Students To Succeed More

Posted by Suhel Sayyad
How E- Learning Helps Students To Succeed More


In our modern age of information, e-learning has been the hottest topic of discussion owing to its popularity and reception among general public. E-Learning is nothing other than the addition of technology to the conventional way of education as it uses modern technology most prominently the ones that are mobile and internet based. One of the known instances is none other than Byju’s the learning app where they have been heard to use technology to an unparalleled level. There are immense benefits of using e-learning to sky rocket the learning of students. Below are 5 advantages or benefits that have helped e-learning cement its place in the field of modern day education.

Addresses the important learning issues of the student  

The latest happenings in the field of technology like digital revolution and boom in the use of smartphones has resulted in radical transformations in the styles of consumption, discussion, content sharing and access of information technology by general public. Thus it has shifted the perception about learning in this manner. Since most people learn during the need of the hour, some of them likes to learn during the evenings and weekends while commuting to and from work. One of the key benefits of learning online is that it would ensure that you are well connected with learners at your level across the globe in a way that you want and at the time you want them. Bring your fellow learners on your side and gaining support from them while studying NCERT Books would be more than sufficient for you to get the desired results. 

Quicker Delivery of Classes

The times are changing where people learn at a greater pace and e-learning does exactly that as class lectures are delivered back to back unlike the conventional class room for subjects based on CBSE Syllabus are conducted sequentially. This is where pioneers like Byju’s have been heard to deliver lectures in a video based format with animation themes that appeals to student’s imagination and have been heard to enchant them. There are various research findings stating that the e-learning reduces the learning time considerably like a minimum 25 to 60 per cent in comparison to learning by traditional ways. There are various reasons behind E-learning helping to reduce learning time like:

  • Learners decide the learning pace instead of the group leader.
  • Much easier to start and finish every learning session.
  • Learning possible from the comfort of your home and hence no need to travel.
  • Learners would be able to focus on the necessary training elements that they require and skip the sections they already know.


Apart from the factors mentioned above, there are other limitations which delays the learning process of students like the availability of classrooms, trainers and quickness of delivery. 

Lesser Costs

Since the speed and ease at which e-learning would be delivered, the learning costs and need for increasing infrastructure are reduced to a considerable extent. A large amount of money could be saved from expenses like course materials, trainer salaries, and travel and accommodation costs for trainers.  

Learning in a more cost effective manner

There are lot of case studies which show that providing e-learning courses to employees would improve their productivity and morale in such a way that it would have a positive impact on the profitability of the organisation.

Less impact on the environment 

By creating an alternative to learning with books and magazines made of paper, it would do less harm to the environment compared to the traditional way of learning and thus reduces the carbon footprint by reducing the cutting down of trees in particular.

Thus the points mentioned above throws light on the fact on how students would greatly benefit from resorting to e learning as they validate the advantages of them to a great extent . 


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Friday, 23 January 2015

Moto G, Moto G (Gen 2) Now Receiving Android 5.0 Lollipop Update in India

Posted by Suhel Sayyad
Motorola on Friday annouced it has begun revealing the Android 5.0 Lollipop redesign for the Moto G (Gen 1) and Moto G (Gen 2) cell phones in India, and for the Moto G (Gen 2) in the US.

The organization reported that the Lollipop redesign for the Moto G and Moto G (Gen 2) is taking off over-the-air (OTA) in stages, and clients ought to search for the notice on their gadgets. 

Moto G, Moto G (Gen 2) Now Receiving Android 5.0 Lollipop Update in India


While the upgrade notice ought to arrive instantly, clients in the in the interim can likewise check physically for the OTA redesign by going to Settings > About Phone > System Update.

The OTA upgrade for Moto G (Gen 1) has been taken off with assemble number 220.21.28.en.03, which incorporates Lollipop's signature Material Design UI with new notice control, enhanced gadget security and the sky is the limit from there.

A month ago as well, it was accounted for that the upgrade is revealing some Moto G Gen 1 clients in India, where a XDA Developers' discussion part had posted a screenshot of the Android 5.0 Lollipop overhaul demonstrating the fabricate number 220.21.16.en.03. In any case it wasn't authoritatively affirmed by the organization, and may have been taken off just to choose clients in a splash test.

Motorola authoritatively likewise proclaimed the Android 5.0 Lollipop redesign for the Motorola Moto X (Gen 2) in India a month ago. The Android 5.0 Lollipop overhaul for the double SIM empowered Moto G (Xt1033) accompanied form number 220.21.16.en.03.
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Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Top Android Phones in 2014

Posted by Suhel Sayyad

Sony Xperia Z3

The best lead Android cell phone to purchase today. The Sony Xperia Z3 awed us with its first class execution, rough yet premium form quality and progressed imaging abilities. Sony Xperia Z3 has the brightest screen of all cell phones accessible in the business. The Z3 verged on being the top Android cell phone to purchase in India, if Sony had estimated the Xperia Z3 all the more sensibly.

LG G3

Best Android leader cell phone from LG. The LG G3 offers the best screen of all leader Android telephones today. It has interesting configuration components like the force/wake-up catch position at the back, slimmest bezels offering best screen-to-bezel proportion. This is went down by first class Qualcomm Soc to guarantee rich smooth execution. 

Top Android Phones in 2014

HTC One M8

The HTC One M8 is the most attractive Android telephone to purchase today. The gadget has a premium form and feel to it. The One M8 packs in most recent era of fittings and offers HTC Sense UI on top of Android to separate itself from other Android leader telephones.

Motorola Moto X (second Gen)

The Motorola Moto X is the best Android cell phone for Android perfectionists needing stock Android encounter on a premium cell phone. With the Moto X you get the profits of getting most recent Android redesigns when they are discharged by Google. The Moto X would have been our top proposal for an Android cell phone, if it accompanied the alternative to stretch memory. As of now the Moto X is restricted to 16gb of capacity.

Oneplus One

On the off chance that you are searching for a superior Android cell phone without needing to pay a high value, the Oneplus One is your best choice today. Valued at Rs 21,999 for the 64gb adaptation, the Oneplus One offers tremendous esteem regarding the execution, details and quality. The main issue with the Oneplus One is the purchasing methodology. The Invite just framework makes it extreme for you to purchase the Oneplus One like some other premium Android cell phone.

Samsung Galaxy S5

The Samsung Galaxy S5 is the best Samsung Android cell phone to purchase today. The 1080p Super AMOLED screen on the Samsung S5 offers striking shades and great differentiation. In spite of the fact that the colors do have all the earmarks of being intensified to make them additionally satisfying and aren't regular.

LG Nexus 5

The LG Nexus 5 is the best Android telephone proposal for stock Android fans. Separated from the unadulterated Android encounter, the Nexus 5 additionally gets the preference of accepting the most recent Android upgrades specifically from Google.

Oppo Find 7a

The Oppo Find 7a is overall valued and offers the Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 Soc with 2gb RAM. The Find 7a has some novel traps up its sleeve, offering a 50mp mode with its 13mp cam.
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Monday, 8 December 2014

Android 5.0 Lollipop Update Starts Rolling Out to Moto G in India

Posted by Suhel Sayyad
Motorola has begun revealing the Android 5.0 Lollipop redesign for the original Moto G - otherwise known as Moto G (2013), Moto G (Xt1033), and Moto G (Gen 1) - in India.

The Android 5.0 Lollipop overhaul for the double SIM empowered Moto G (Xt1033) is currently accessible OTA (over-the-air) and accompanies fabricate number 220.21.16.en.03.

The Moto G (Gen 1) clients will either get a notice for the OTA redesign to Android 5.0 Lollipop, or they can likewise check physically for the upgrade by going by Settings>about phone>system overhauls. With either technique, clients will need to then select 'Yes, I'm in', to approve the download of the upgrade, and afterward click 'Introduce now'.

A XDA Developers' gathering part likewise posted a screenshot of the Android 5.0 Lollipop overhaul for the Moto G (Gen 1), demonstrating the manufacture number and changelog. 

Android 5.0 Lollipop Update Starts Rolling Out to Moto G in India


Outstandingly, the organization has likewise posted the changelog for the overhaul on 'Discharge Notes' help page and it incorporates the new Material Design UI with liquid livelinesss to new application and framework topics, colors and gadgets, and additionally the new warnings UI that will now show up on the lock screen. Other new peculiarities piece of the Android 5.0 Lollipop overhaul for the original Moto G incorporate Smart Lock; new intrusions and downtime settings that will offer the choice to tailor how interferences carry on; upgraded multitasking; Ambient Display now demonstrating notices without turning on the full show; redid Motorola Assist, and the new spotlight alternative as a feature of Quick settings in Lollipop.

Additionally recorded are more intelligent Internet associations and execution enhancements by means of new the Android Runtime (ART) to help upgrade application execution.

The Lenovo-claimed organization had a week ago redesigned its 'Motorola Update Services' application in Google Play in front of a looming Android 5.0 Lollipop overhaul for the original Moto G. Clients a week ago were additionally reporting that Motorola had begun the Android 5.0 Lollipop 'drench test' in India with parts of the Moto Feedback Network.

A month ago, the organization formally declared the OTA rollout of the most recent Android overhaul for the Moto G (Gen 2) and Moto X (Gen 2) cell phones.
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Sunday, 16 November 2014

iOS 8 vs. Android Lollipop

Posted by Suhel Sayyad
In the portable war in the middle of Android and ios, something fascinating has happened throughout the most recent six months.

Previously, the two working frameworks were to a great extent recognized by gimmicks and shine. Android customarily had a greater number of gimmicks and customization than ios, yet ios held a larger amount of completion.

That all changed with ios 8 and Android 5.0 "Lollipop." With these discharges, ios 8 now has just about the same number of peculiarities as Android. Generally as remarkable, Lollipop's new Material Design ethos has a just about ios-level of fit clean and completion.

It would be not difficult to extrapolate that ios and Android are presently more apparently equivalent than at any other time — and at first glance, this is genuine. Be that as it may in practice, what is most intriguing about the current condition of the two working frameworks is the means by which distinctive the general experience has gotten to be.

Thus, ios and Android are both more comparative yet more not quite the same as at some other point in their histories.

It's value analyzing the new similitude and contrasts between the two stages.

Characteristic equality

As I wrote in my ios 8 survey, Apple's most recent working framework truly brings it to equality with Android from a peculiarity point of view.

For a considerable length of time, ios clients needed applications to converse with one another better, needed a framework for gadgets and needed outsider consoles. Apple at long last tended to those peculiarities, yet in an unmistakably Apple way.

In the meantime, Android has embraced comparable UI ideal models and ios' better notice framework.

Both working frameworks are blameworthy of lifting peculiarities from each other — and as I would like to think, that is a good thing for everybody.

Yes, there are still gimmick contrasts that different the two stages, however progressively those distinctions are getting to be all the more about philosophical standpoint. For instance, take a gander at the way the stages manage default applications. In Android, you can connote an alternate program, mail customer or talk customer to take the spot of Google's implicit device.

On ios, you can introduce those extra applications and different projects can even converse with those applications. In any case Apple's center applications will dependably be the framework defaults. Continuously. As such, it isn't that ios can't have a peculiarity that Android has (or the other way around), its that it picks not to.

At the same time more than simply that, the universe of applications has developed, as well. On the off chance that compelled to pick, most designers I converse with will in any case pick ios first. That said, propelling on both working frameworks and keeping equality between outsider applications has ended up de rigueur.

Applications used to be the single greatest separation in the middle of Android and ios yet as those planets have mixed and the genuine OS peculiarities have arrived at close equality, the explanation behind picking between the two frameworks has moved.

The look and feel

Floated by Material Design, Android Lollipop is Google's most driven discharge from an outline viewpoint.

Throughout the years, the look of "stock" Android has developed a lot. What began off life as a Blackberry/Windows Mobile contender has changed into a touch-driven working framework and has gradually yet doubtlessly contributed more than its fair share.

The trouble with Android is that the stock Google experience is not what most Android clients utilization. Most utilize a UI skin, be it Samsung's Touchwiz, HTC's Sense or Xioami's Miui.

That is a disgrace in light of the fact that Lollipop is genuinely an excellent discharge. the transparencies, layers, shadows and surfaces are all perfectly outlined. The uplifting news is that Google is working with its accomplices at the enormous Oems to bring parts of Material Design to those skins, as well. How well that will interpret is vague, however in any event Google is contemplating it.

Getting everybody in agreement is paramount on the grounds that it truly does feel as though Android has a reasonable client interface (UI) and client experience (UX) vision without precedent for its history. All the more imperatively, the configuration spreads over the tablet, telephone, TV and wearable planets no sweat. You can see this in the layers and surfaces that cards have in Android Wear. It's likewise clear in the shade plan and general outline dialect of Android TV. Everything at last appears as though it has a place with the same group of items.


This is something that Apple has done well for a long while. In addition, with OS X Yosemite, Apple has taken the best parts of its UI and UX objectives and united them crosswise over environments in a manner that doesn't feel catapulted on or unbalanced (I'm taking a gander at you, Windows 8.1).

ios 8 itself is a minor refinement of the monstrous changes Apple presented with ios 7. Apple has taken the most recent year to push those progressions to its different items, most remarkably OS X Yosemite. The concise looks we've had at the promising new Apple Watch demonstrate that those configuration signals are available on Apple's wearable as well.

Outwardly, both working frameworks impart some comparable dialect and color palettes, however there are still significant contrasts.

These progressions are fundamentally in how to explore inside applications and returning to the home screen. Apple broadly has its home catch, and route happens inside applications, with most route ordinarily existing at the base of the screen.

On Android Lollipop, the delicate menu bar has been redesigned and it offers a semi-inescapable approach to get good and done with applications — however route inside applications themselves can in any case contrast relying upon what is going on.

The experience

The greater contrast, in any case, is the involvement with utilizing both working frameworks.

When I take a gander at ios — and the Apple environment overall — the mantra that delivers as promised is that Apple needs to help clients do their undertakings as essentially as could be expected under the circumstances, with little cruft or complain.

We see this most quite in some of ios 8's best peculiarities — including its new Today Screen gadgets and Continuity and Handoff. With a swipe down, I can get to climate, stocks or perform a computation. It's simple for me to hand off my email or site to a Mac or ipad while on my telephone.
With that, Google Now ends up playing a really large role in the Android experience. Not only does Android now always listen for the key words "OK, Google" (Apple has a similar trip for Siri when an iOS device is plugged in, using "Hey Siri" instead) to be ready to search for queries or perform small tasks, Google Now has taken over the lock screen and notification area in a way that feels designed to be a larger part of the experience.

This really goes hand-in-hand with the Google Now experience on Android Wear. There are also signs of this kind of contextual-based precognition in Android TV.

On both wearables and in the living room, Google Now isn't quite right. It works, but it still feels slightly disconnected from the overall experience and both limited and too broad at the same time. But in spite of my personal qualms with some of the data aspects of Google Now, I won't lie — the information can be disconcertingly accurate.

The Google Now experience has improved under Android Lollipop to the point that it really does feel like the under-represented center piece of the entire OS.

In contrast, Apple has given Siri a much more designated role as a background player that comes up primarily on command. Yes, Apple uses some of Siri's technologies to show appointments, travel time and weather information in the Today screen, but the company is much more cautious about serendipitous predictive analysis.

The longterm plan

To me, the difference in experiences is really a proxy for the differences in the long-term visions for Apple and Google.

Google really wants to get to a place where it can anticipate what's next and it's that anticipation that can save time and offer a feeling of serendipity.

With Apple, the focus is fundamentally on ease-of-use and finding a way to a task without having to think about it. It's also about working together seamlessly with other devices so that everything just seems to work.

The fundamental goal for both companies is to make life easier, but it's interesting to look at the different approach each takes to get us there.

What next

With Android Lollipop, Google has made significant changes to its UI — very much the same way Apple flipped the switch with iOS 7.

Because Apple is well, Apple, it can count on users and developers to adopt its new products and paradigms more quickly. iOS 8 adoption might not be as strong as prior versions, but developers and users can be relied upon to get with the program.
 


With Android, it's harder. Google has started to exert more control over its UI, UX and features over the last year, but the company still has to deal with the fact that most users aren't going to be living in its finely crafted experience.

The question will be how other apps will adopt the new UI guidelines, but perhaps more importantly, how they will integrate or assume some of the precognition stuff.

Beyond that, it will be interesting to see how each OS is able to shift into the next phase of wearable computing. Android is already on smartwatches with Android Wear, but that's really just baby steps.

Looking back at how much both ecosystems have changed in 12 months, it makes the next 12 that much more exciting.
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Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Best TV Apps for Android

Posted by Suhel Sayyad
Do you ever want to watch in a television yet you are far away from home? Or do you want to watch your favorite series while travelling in a car? If you do, then here are the best TV apps for android.

Viggle

The Viggle android app lets you watch TV shows on your Android phone as it is being aired on the television for FREE. With this app, you can also check the Facebook page of the show you are watching, their recent tweets, their Wikipedia information and merchandise from Amazon. And for every time you check in, you can earn points which you can use for redeeming GCs or gift cards to different establishments. Some of these are Starbucks, Burger King, and Best Buy but there are many more. Points earned in Viggle depend on the show you are watching. It may take a while to get enough points, but if you don’t mind this at all because you just want to watch your favorite TV series, then you’ll just be surprised of your points in one day. 
 
Best TV Apps for Android

Netflix

Netflix is one of the top contributors when it comes on TV to android apps. Although it may not have the same amount of content as the TV has, there are a variety of TV shows you can watch from the beginning. The quality of the video and the sound are good and you can even start where you left off at last. Netflix also recommends TV shows or movies you might want to watch. But compared to their web version, you won’t be able to check the actors and directors using the app. The app itself can be downloaded for free in Google Play but you will have to pay for your Netflix account.

DirecTV

Using the DirecTV application, you can stream to TV shows live wherever you are. You can even record so you can watch it later. It also has another feature called “Social Sharing”. This lets you share your thoughts on the show you are watching and post it on Facebook or Twitter. The only concern you might have here is that you need to have a DirecTV subscription to enjoy all of these,

Crackle

While there are some paid subscriptions for most TV apps, there are some free apps too, and one of this is Crackle. Crackle lets you enjoy TV shows and movies all for free. Every month, they add 20 new episodes and movies for you to watch. Even if your viewing experience may be interrupted due to some commercials, you will still like it. If you need to do something else and stop watching, the point when you stopped watching will be remembered so the next time you open the Crackle app, you can still continue watching it.

HBO Go

With this app, you will have an access to all the original series and different movies you can find on HBO. The HBO Go app can be downloaded for free in Google Play and once you have, you HBO subscription, you will also have a free streaming service. You also don’t have to wait for quite a long time in order to watch a certain show on your phone; because once it is aired on HBO, the same show will be available within the next 24 hours. Most of the contents of this app are in high-definition, which further enhance can enhance your watching experience.

Author Bio

Prerna Puri  is a technology lover. She believes that everything, if integrated with technology could be done easily. She is also a writer on  whichisthebetter.com

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How Android Lollipop Will Look On Your Samsung Galaxy Phone

Posted by Suhel Sayyad
Google has formally finished the product for its greatest Android upgrade yet, Android 5.0 Lollipop, however most Android managers will likely need to hold up a short time to get it.

It's dependent upon the transporters and telephone makers to choose when the upgrade takes off to different telephone models. No official advertisements have been made, however Samsung is reputed to overhaul its Galaxy S5 to Android 5.0 Lollipop in early December.

How Android Lollipop Will Look On Your Samsung Galaxy Phone


The organization has additionally teased that the product update is nearing soon for the Galaxy Note 4.

The website Sam Mobile cases to have gotten its involved both a Galaxy S5 and Galaxy S4 running the most up to date rendition of Android, so here's a glance at what's in store.

Exclusive Preview of Android Lollipop on Samsung Galaxy S4.


Exclusive Preview of Android Lollipop on Samsung Galaxy S5


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Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Android One set for India debut in September

Posted by Suhel Sayyad
NEW DELHI: Android One, the Google project that promises rich smartphone experience on low-cost devices, faces its first big test when Micromax, Karbonn and Spice launch products based on it in India early next month.

The three Indian manufactures are set to price the handsets between Rs 7,000 and Rs 10,000, which is higher than the initially expected sub-$100 (Rs 6,000) tag. At this price, these devices - at least one each initially from the vendors - would give the same experience of usingmid-to-high price range devices, people familiar with the products told ET.

Google is expected to roll out similar handsets in other emerging markets depending on consumer response in India. The success of Android One is critical for Google as it would help the company bring in new users to its Android platform, especially at a time when the market share of the most popular mobile operating system could hit a plateau globally.

Google didn't respond to emailed questions. Micromax, Karbonn and Spice declined comment as well.

Android One set for India debut in September; Micromax, Karbonn ready to launch smartphonesOne of the people directly involved in the development of the smartphones said the prices have gone higher than the initially planned sub-$100 because Google intends to offer better features and apps. "Android One is setting minimum hardware and software standards for the three vendors, who are adding or improving upon them in future devices under the Android One umbrella," this person said.

The decision on final pricing of the devices is left to the local handset makers who can choose their addressable market segments while competing in the thriving Indian smartphone market which is set to double to more than 80 million devices this year.

To ensure product quality and final consumer experience, Google is working closely with the companies to develop the handsets and specify compatible components that local handset makers would have to incorporate from original design manufacturers in China, according to people privy to the contours of the talks between the vendors and the US company.

Android One is a reference platform that device makers can follow to develop and produce low-cost smartphones. It ensures that even low-end devices can run Google's latest softwares and updates to offer uniform user experience.

Google in late June announced that it had tied up with Micromax, Karbonn and Spice to develop sub-$100 smartphones, saying some of the initial devices will hit the markets in September, starting with India. The US Internet major had said it was also working with Indian carriers to offer affordable data packs to go with the smartphone, but didn't elaborate, while showcasing a Micromax device that had dual SIM slots, a 4.5-inch screen, expandable memory and FM radio.

One of the smartphones that is likely to be launched next week, and that ET had an exclusive look at, has a removable back, 1700-mAh battery, dual SIM slots and SD card slot to expand memory. The devices that the vendors are offers are likely to have 5-megapixel cameras, quad-core processors and 1 GB RAM with 4.3-4.5 inch screens. They will run on Google's Android operating system Kitkat 4.4.4 version.

"The operating system on the Android One devices will be upgraded to Android L in October," one of the people said. This upgrade will allow users to have better browsing and gaming experience at affordable prices, making the smartphones attractive buys for first-time buyers and those wanting to replace their existing phones.

"Advantages of screen size and Google updates could make a difference to these smartphones offering better performance to what Indian buyers are accustomed to," said PwC India's Mohammad Chowdhury.

Sources at the handset vendors said that Google is spending resources on handholding them for creating smartphones of specific quality in the future. ET had earlier reported that Google will spend more than Rs 100 crore with its partners on advertising and marketing for the $100 smartphone.

"The arrangement under Android One is a win-win for all parties," said Vishal Tripathi, principal analyst at Gartner India. "Consumers get better, yet cheaper, phones, Google gets to control hardware and software besides easy management of content on its app store and updates, while handset makers may get more margins."

The Internet giant had been planning the Android One initiative since 2013. This tied in well when one of the leading Indian vendors formally approached Google in February 2014 with a proposal for low-cost smartphones for emerging markets like India.

"The fact that Google was already planning a big move on the affordable handset front made it all the more easier for the handset makers," a person aware of talks between the vendors and the US major said.

Google intends to increase presence in emerging markets where smartphone usage is on the rise as opposed to China or Western markets, which face saturation. And, it chose the Indian home-bred phone makers who have changed the dynamics of the country's handset market, pushing even established players like Nokia to being an also ran in the Indian market in just four years. Analysts said since the local players will grow further and one of them may even topple leader Samsung soon, it's only logical that Google supports them in India.

"Android One will also help Google to bring in new users to its Android ecosystem, especially at a time when its overall market share could hit a plateau," said CyberMedia Research's lead analyst, Tarun Pathak.

According to IDC, Android had nearly 85% of the global handset market, far ahead of the nearly 12% held by Apple's iOS and 2.5% of Windows.

With Android One, "the proportion of sub-$200 volumes will climb even higher," from the nearly 59% currently, IDC said.

Pathak said that with Android One, Google hopes to counter the threat from growing forked Android devices and against new entrants in the operating system market like Firefox's Mozilla, Samsung's Tizen and Jolla's Sailfish.
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Monday, 16 June 2014

Important Apps for your Android Phones in 2014

Posted by Suhel Sayyad

Android is the leading Smartphone OS (Operating System) around the world.  Smart Phone market is keep on increasing with fight between iOS and Android. It is also very hot topic in current generation though Android and iOS both is winner in some situations but numbers of Android phone users are more than iOS phone users (as survey by Kantar in 2014).  So today I picked up Android for you all!!!
Android phones are all over in the world and in this new generation people only look for smartphones which give them 1000’s of interactive features with tons of FREE apps.
There are nearly 1.2 million apps in the Google Play and out of theses 1 million apps are FREE.  This makes it harder to find right app for you. So here, I am going to give you some room by listing the best FREE apps in the Google play which is quite necessary to your phone or a must download app all by 2014.
I have categorized the apps so that people looking for niche apps can get it easily.
Below are the following categories present in the info-graphic shown below!!!
  • Books & References
  • Communication
  • Entertainment
  • Health
  • Media & Video
  • News
  • Personalization
  • Photography
  • Productivity
  • Shopping
  • Social
  • Tools
  • Travel
  • Weather
I hope you enjoy the info-graphic and find the best app to your phone.
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Saturday, 3 May 2014

Sidekick Cycle - Ride on This Cycle on Android

Posted by Suhel Sayyad
Social gaming has gone on mainstream now. Ever since smartphones and tablets made an entrance, buyers have started downloading and enjoying free games from the marketplace. Some of them are quite memorable, and even if we're not playing them anymore, we will always remember them. The newly released game from Global Gaming, Sidekick Cycle, can now be fully explored on Android. It's a 2D biking game where the goal is to collect items and coins by riding impossible courses. Much like iStunt 2 in terms of in-game action, Sidekick Cycle is free.

There's a noble purpose to this game you may want to know more about. Players who will make in-app purchases will contribute to the "Free Bikes 4 Kidz" in proportion of 50%; it's a charity event organized in Minneapolis, MN. The goal is to raise enough money, buy bikes for kids and help them enjoy a healthy lifestyle, as well as go to school.

Sidekick Cycle - Ride on This Cycle on Android

A better understanding of the Sidekick Cycle Android game

Racing is quite simple throughout the Sidekick Cycle game. We have the rider whose job is to pedal forward; he will do that automatically, so your job will be to take care of the jumps and do the tricks properly. To jump in the game, you have to tap your screen either to dodge dangerous obstacles or to gather coins and items.

Tapping the screen and holding will make your rider fly a bit longer, and execute some really cool flips. It's useful to do them because they add to your score. Be careful as you'll fail if you don't come down on the wheels. Every course is packed with gears and coins you'll have to collect. If you can grab three gears in a level you get optional challenges; as for the coins, you can use them to buy outfits, new riders, sidekicks, and bikes.

Players will really use the sidekicks - they're tiny animals that offer a wealth of bonuses such as crash recoveries and more coins. If you'd like more coins, you can always buy them with real money from the store.

Conquer the world on your bike

Sidekick Cycle is an interactive Android game that features 5 different worlds. Each world has on average 10 courses you'll have to surpass to move ahead in the game. Interestingly enough, when the charity has managed to donate some bikes to the kids, the African course will unlock automatically. It could happen at any time. The makers of Sidekick Cycle are also offering 3 extra worlds for players willing to pay $1.99. As an added bonus, all levels, both paid and free, are inspired from real life settings.

Don't get confused tough, as this doesn't mean Sidekick Cycle is 100% realistic. There will be jumps you'll have difficulties surpassing. In general, the Android game is certainly exhilarating and fun for avid players fond of biking games. The 'downhill' gameplay style is not just entertaining but also difficult. You may have to use all your skills to overcome hazardous terrains in order to get to the finish line.

Be the adventurous, heroic biker and support a good cause. Use a range of sidekick animals and customize your ride to live up to your expectations. Push it to a breaking point and use top speed to surpass dangerous courses packed with all kinds of gravity-bending jumps.
Sidekick Cycle is not your average 'downhill' biking game. It is meant to raise awareness and highlight the importance of bikes for the human health. Together with their charity campaign, the game's mission is to offer bikes to impoverished communities and thus encourage kids to use them and go to school every day.

Author Bio: Fredrick Cameron is the writer of this wonderful post. He is a frequent writer and his articles are usually concerned with video gaming and latest technology. At his free time he loves to play games at Army Games 365.

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Sunday, 9 March 2014

Phones turning into Spyware Zombies : RAT Infecting Google Play Apps

Posted by Suhel Sayyad
An easy to use new "Remote Administration Tool" malware package for android offers to infect users, steal their photos and text messages, on the Q.T. capture audio or video, record their calls, transfer their applications programme history and steal their email, Facebook and VPN account info. This apply of merchandising such a malware package targeting robot is therefore common it's a hypocorism among security researchers: an "Android RAT," for Remote Administration Tool.
Phones turning into Spyware Zombies : RAT Infecting Google Play Apps

However, the newest RAT is raising eyebrows within the security community attributable to its low price (just $300 for unlimited use, obtained via untraceable currencies like Bitcoin) and its ability to sneak past Google's automatic malware scanner within the Google Play app market, wherever legitimate showing, RAT-infected apps will hide unseen. Known as branchy, the new robot RAT package is being oversubscribed as an "APK Binder," which might take any original or taken android app and incorporate its own malware as a Trojan payload. when distributing the infected app, Dendroid's RAT customers will monitor the unfold of their infection via internet primarily based tools. RAT infected android devices will be remotely zombified by the wrongdoer, permitting nearly unlimited access to photos, information and messages on the device. The dendroid RAT provides full access to infected devices' camera and electro-acoustic transducer, and might place calls or listen in on a user's phone conversations or text messages.

Android spy tool dendroid. 

Distributing dendroid is simple as a result of, as a report by security firm Lookout declared, "it appearance as if branchy was designed with evading Play Store security in mind." The firm noted that, "Amongst its varied options, dendroid options some comparatively easy — nevertheless uncommon — anti-emulation detection code that helps it evade detection by chucker-out, Google's anti-malware screening system for the play store."
Google's chucker-out scans for malware by emulating submitted apps to review their practicality for telltale, felonious behaviors. Dendroid-infected android apps are designed to be sensible enough to avoid death penalty their malware code whereas being run in emulation by Google's chucker-out scanning method. Malware is Android's primary exclusive app. Most malware is incentivized by business activity, usually by presenting ads or spreading spyware which will harvest valuable selling information. Additionally to those, branchy conjointly offers to earn its keep as a tool for generating huge Denial of Service attacks across the population of its infected devices.

How to avoid dendroid

Android users will adopt an equivalent protections that Windows computer users did throughout the malware crisis that overrun Microsoft's platform 10 years past. That features not putting in apps from untrusted sources and putting in third party malware scanner tools. Over the past 10 years but, a big portion of Windows users have merely switched from the wide open, malware saturated Windows platform to Apple's Macs and iOS devices. Macs ne'er became a big malware target, a bonus Apple publicized and worked to preserve. When it introduced iOS in 2007, Apple incorporated a brand new security model that tried to destroy the low hanging fruit supporting the malware market on previous mobile devices.
Apple declared that it "designed the iOS platform with security at its core," description that, "when we tend to commenced to form the most effective doable mobile OS, we tend to histrion from decades of expertise to create a wholly new design. We tend to consider the protection hazards of the desktop setting, and established a brand new approach to security within the style of iOS. We tend to developed and incorporated innovative options that tighten mobile security and shield the complete system by default. As a result, iOS could be a major success in OS security."
Apple has since brought several of those protections to its desktop raincoat platform, from signed apps to a secure app market and regular free code updates that concentrate on and solve vulnerabilities quicker than malware authors will build a business around them.
In stark distinction, Google merely recreated Microsoft's malware-harboring platform among mobile devices via android, permitting third party developers to unleash "open" apps which will acquire inappropriate access to user content and information.
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Monday, 24 February 2014

Alternatives to Whatsapp

Posted by Suhel Sayyad
Whether Facebook can kill WhatsApp with ads and data processing or just let it float on on its merry approach till it maybe surpasses and replaces Facebook’s courier, otherwise you simply need a safer instant messenger, there’s lots of reasons to envision out alternatives. Here are 3 worthy instant messenger apps with a spotlight on security.

Telegram

We reviewed message recently and referred to as it a safer various to WhatsApp owing to its end to end cryptography, self-destructing messages and Secure Chats. message appearance and feels lots like WhatsApp and it options all an equivalent stuff you’d grasp and love from WhatsApp like emoji’s and file sharing however with some glorious additions. Message is super-fast, permits cryptography of messages, unlimited cloud storage, transferring files (including videos) of up to a GB in size and large cluster chats of up to two hundred participants. And you'll use it on multiple devices promptly together with a laptop. Oh, and it’s ad-free and doesn’t value something, similar to WhatsApp. If you’re craving for an alternate to WhatsApp and you really care concerning the protection of your communications, you'll do abundant worse than message. the sole missing feature at once is voice messages.

Alternatives to Whatsapp - Telegram

Surespot

Surespot is another nice secure instant messenger that additionally options voice electronic communication and secure end to end cryptography. The simplest half is that even your voice messages are sent encrypted, similar to instant messages sent with Surespot. Surespot even enables you to delete content from your friends’ phones. Say you send a photograph however don’t need your friend to be able to transfer it, you just lock it. Then if you unlock it, they'll transfer or share it. You’ll additionally delete messages or media from your friends’ devices. Surespot additionally offers multiple profiles therefore you'll use the one service for various functions. Not like message, that additionally uses your number as associate account symbol, Surespot doesn't would like your number or maybe your email address. If WhatsApp scams involving scraping user’s phone numbers from the service worry you, then Surespot may simply be your next instant messenger. It’s additionally free and ad-free.

Alternatives to Whatsapp - Surespot

Kontalk

Kontalk is another WhatsApp lookalike that provides cryptography. Not like message and Surespot, it doesn’t add multiple options to the core WhatsApp service. Kontalk, like WhatsApp, is slow to introduce new options although, therefore there’s restricted support for media attachments and no cluster chat operate (but there's emojis). If you only would like a slim, secure instant courier for causation photos and chats matched, then Kontalk may be a smart possibility. If you wish additional practicality although, keep an eye fixed thereon as a result of Kontalk can certainly be adding additional options over time.
Alternatives to Whatsapp - Kontalk

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Sunday, 2 February 2014

Tips to View and Manage app permissions

Posted by Suhel Sayyad
Android requires that apps let you know what kind of permissions they’re asking to authorize whenever you install one from the Google Play Store. Some may pay close attention to these while others just glance over them on their way to hitting the “Install” button. For those of you that know what the app permissions mean and how they affect your device, you’re already one step ahead of the game on avoiding malicious software.

There are, however, several problems inherent in this method: as stated above, some users don’t even read the app permissions or know what they entail when they install an app. As well, permissions cannot be picked as to which ones you’d like to have enabled; they’re an all-or-nothing type deal. Don’t like the permissions the app is asking for? Sorry, you can’t use that app.  As well, the presentation of the app permissions isn’t exactly laid out in the best way. All permissions appear to be equally important, whether it be accessing the system time or date or being able to gather information from your contact list.

Tips to View and Manage app permissions

See App Permissions after installation

Before installing an app, the list of permissions is visible and while they might be to your liking, you may install the app just to see what it’s all about. After installation, you might find yourself second-guessing what exactly a certain app is accessing and want to check it yourself. You can do it the following way:
  • Head to Settings > Apps > Downloaded to see a list of applications installed on the device.
  • Selecting an app will display details about it. The permissions will be listed by scrolling down to the bottom.
  • If you click on each of the permissions, a small summary of what exactly they mean/do will pop up.

Manage Permissions

It’s all fine and dandy to be able to view what permissions an app has, but what if we want to change them? With some “Permission Apps” you can at least provide some kind of control into what kind of permissions an app can have and what you deem “unnecessary”. Just be aware: playing around these might cause apps to go wonky or stop working all together: a SMS app will of course require access rights to read contacts and send messages to function properly.

aSpotCat

With aSpotCat, you can see a quick and compiled list of all your apps listed by the permissions that they access and also provide a good identification of what the permission actually does and how it affects your device.  While you cannot modify or change any of the permissions, it’s a great tool for getting the nitty gritty information of what apps are doing and what exactly that means for your device. aSpotCat is available for free with ads or for $2.50 for the premium version.

Advanced Permission Manager

The Advanced Permission Manager does one step further: in addition to showing you what permissions an app is accessing, it also gives you a chance to modify or even remove certain permissions without even requiring root privileges. This does come with some limitations as not all permissions can be modified while using Advanced Permission Manager, but it does provide a quick and easy alternative to those who haven’t rooted their phone.

F-Secure App Permissions

This app offers a little bit more on the filtering side of things when it comes to finding out what exactly permissions are doing. You can look into permissions that are reducing the battery life on your device, permissions that may end up costing you data and money, as well as creating your own customized searches based on specific permissions.

Some other apps of note: Permission Friendly Apps is a free app which concentrates on letting the user know which aps respect the privacy of the user and which apps have the most permission requests. Avast! also provides a scanner that analyzes permissions on your device, as well as boasting an antivirus program for your Android smartphone.

Article Source:
http://www.androidpit.com/how-to-view-and-manage-app-permissions
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Monday, 27 January 2014

Top 7 Android Apps for students

Posted by Suhel Sayyad 2 Comments

App No 1: SelfControl

Imagine you're learning, you sit at your table and begin to form a mind map to arrange your ideas. Once you’ve simply created your initial node on your Mind Map, you get a notification on Facebook. It’s nearly not possible to ignore! Thus you check it out and waste another couple of minutes rather than studying! To avoid distractions like this, Self-control permits you to dam sure websites for a collection quantity of your time. This allows you to concentrate totally on your studies and avoid periodically checking social networks or your email. Better of all is that when you set these blocks in situ, it’s not possible for you to access them till the time you’ve antecedent specific runs out. You can’t simply flick a switch and check them. Notwithstanding you get desperate and delete the applying, you won’t be able to access them before the time you specific. Happy studying!

App No 2: Maths alarm clock

Maths alarm clock is another tool for self-control. This time, however, for your dreams! If you're a student who suffers from unendingly striking the snooze button within the morning, then this can be the app for you. Maths alarm clock causes you to solve an easy science downside so as to show your alarm off.
The benefits of this are twofold:
1. No a lot of snoozing and being late for sophistication
2. Having to resolve a science downside within the morning gets your brain operating faster. This puts you in an exceedingly higher position once it involves learning throughout the day
Top 7 Android Apps for students

App No 3: Sleep If U can

If mathematical issues aren't enough to urge you out of bed, we have a tendency to bring you a good a lot of extreme answer. With Sleep If U ought you to get out of bed and take an image of your sink (or the other space you define) to show off the alarm!

App No 4: The Oxford dictionary

Your lecturer smugly says a word they assume you all apprehend the means of. You don’t. That’s why the Oxford dictionary app may be for college kids, notwithstanding what subject you're learning. If you can’t notice a word in there then your lecturer is creating them up…which happens very often truly.

App No 5: RealCalc Scientific Calculator

Have you left your calculator at home? However are you able to solve all those difficult equations and cube roots now? RealCalc Scientific Calculator is that the answer. This app is ideal for college kids who would like all the practicality of a scientific calculator. This student app is good for mathematical or scientific issues thus if this can be your space, then this can be the app for you!

App No 6: Ted

The individuals we have a tendency to surround ourselves with have a good influence on however we predict and behave. Thus why not surround yourself with a number of the world’s most fascinating people? Educators, radical technology geniuses, medical mavericks, business specialists and legends of music, ted has it all. Get pleasure from the simplest conferences within the world with this academic app which will open your mind.

App No 7: ExamTime

We saved the foremost necessary for last! Throughout this list of apps for college kids we’ve talked regarding apps for self-control, translating and learning languages, exercise, and play…but what regarding studying?
ExamTime permits you to form on-line Mind Maps, Flashcards, on-line Notes and Quizzes. All of those on-line study tools area unit designed to assist you improve your learning and steel onself for exams. Ne’er before has it been easier to form your on-line study resources and share them together with your classmates. And all of your notes are keep in one place.
ExamTime conjointly includes a whole bunch of different tools such Study teams, non-public electronic communication, on-line Calendar and Study Planner. If you’ve not tried it however, what area unit you waiting for? ExamTime may be a web-app, meaning you'll be able to access it via the browser on your phone or mobile device. It’s optimized for all sorts of bit devices and straightforward and fast to you. There’s no excuse for not victimization the simplest technology out there once it involves you studies!
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Saturday, 25 January 2014

Reason behind why whatsapp is getting charged

Posted by Suhel Sayyad
We've detected many complaints regarding the ninety nine cents annually that WhatsApp asks users to pay once their 1st free year on the moment messaging platform. However if you knew why WhatsApp asks for that dollar you may simply end up additional willing to dispense with it.

In an interview with David rowan of Wired at DLD in urban center yesterday, Jan Koum, co-founder of WhatsApp, spoke on a spread of various topics, together with the value question. As alittle of background, WhatsApp handled four hundred million active users in December which figure has currently up to 430 million. 2 months agone it had been 350 million. Outstanding considering WhatsApp remains not formally supported on desktop computers or tablets. WhatsApp is currently handling fifty billion messages daily. Yes, you scan that properly, 50 billion. That is additional WhatsApp messages daily than text messages on all carriers all told countries across the world.

Reason behind why whatsapp is getting charged


Despite the staggering success of WhatsApp, Koum is remarkably subdued and relaxed. And despite the outstanding earning potential of WhatsApp, there are a few key foundations that he is unwilling to budge on. For starters, his co-founder Brian Acton once wrote him a Post-It note that aforesaid ''No ads, no games, no gimmicks.'' This mantra has control true, which is in massive half why WhatsApp is absolve to install and so solely prices one dollar a year to continue using: as a result of WhatsApp will not ply you with ads, disappearing photos, mini-games, in-app purchases, stickers and every one manner of irritating income generators.

Koum and his colleagues (only regarding fifty engineers and language support employees) are targeted on electronic communication, on ensuring ''WhatsApp includes a service that works.'' this is often an unbelievably spectacular stance in associate degree trade wherever startups with sensible concepts are instantly absorbed by large firms, either to adapt or dismantle their fledgling efforts. however WhatsApp has stayed faithful its original goals and refused a according $4 billion acquisition supply, all the whereas refusing to incorporate ads within the app, thrust sticker markets down users' throats or otherwise attempt to take advantage} on the actual fact that WhatsApp is currently the most used electronic communication service on the earth.

And all they evoke may be a dollar a year to stay you involved together with your friends and family the maximum amount as you prefer, ad-free, with none irritating proof messing together with your enjoyment of a service that merely works. Even iPhone users square measure currently within the same boat as android users, being asked to pay ninety nine cents annually to use the platform. once you contemplate what WhatsApp offers, and also the robust choices the founders have had to create (could you refuse $4 billion?) to stay the service ''pure'', suddenly associate degree investment of a dollar a year sounds like a reasonably fantastic deal. I've got over that hold on within the back of the couch.




The dealing between WhatsApp and also the client means that they're responsible to you, not advertisers. This implies the choices they create have you ever in mind, not advertisers. one more reason why WhatsApp isn't curious about your personal information. They recognize your signaling and that is it. They don't seem to be resolute create cash off your non-public messages or messaging habits, they merely need a dollar a year to stay things the method there, that is pretty excellent at once by anybody's standards. Suddenly I feel less inclined to complain about the value.
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Tuesday, 14 January 2014

Improved battery management with Google Play Services v4.1 (download)

Posted by Suhel Sayyad
Many of you have been struggling at the hands of the battery-hogging Google Play Services app recently. That's near to modification with the most recent update to the GPS app, to version 4.1, that brings with it some important battery performance enhancements for users with Location coverage enabled. Google Play Services is the app that manages essentially each side of your android device outside major firmware upgrades: GPS controls the change of all the apps on your device. Obviously, it's an inclination to be power-hungry.
 
Improved battery management with Google Play Services v4.1 (download)


Version 4.1 brings additional to the table than simply improved battery performance (although that's out and away the foremost important change). The version modification also will permit developers to institute turn-based multi-player live Games, which can additionally see automatic updates of turn-data to Play Services to be shared together with your opponents/friends. a brand new preview Google Drive API is additionally enclosed that enables you to browse and write files in Drive across devices, each on- and offline. there is additionally some ad-related additions and Google+ sharing and affiliation enhancements.

The official android Developers journal declared the update on January 9th, however currently we've got the APK transfer link. The update can seem taciturnly on your device within the coming back days, however if you do not wish to attend that long, you'll be able to install the APK directly below.

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Have you updated the Play Services app already? have you ever noticed an improvement in battery performance once Location coverage is enabled?
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Saturday, 14 December 2013

Android Award: Top Apps in 2013

Posted by Suhel Sayyad 3 Comments
As android has taken an enormous bite of all the Smartphone operating platforms, it offers plenty of goodies for users. Google Play Store claims of getting over 1,000,000 stock of android app offered for download for its users. Listed below are the best Android apps of 2013 chosen from classes as well as widgets, vice productivity and ton additional and are compiler at our blog.

Android Award: Top Apps in 2013

Award:  Top Game of 2013.

Winner: FIFA 14.

FIFA 14 ranks as top game of 2013. FIFA 14 includes thirty three leagues, over 600 groups and over 16,000 players to decide on from. The app gives the most recent information about your favorite team additionally to letting create your own league and play along with your pals. FIFA 14 charges a bit fee to access the Manager features.

Award: Best App of 2013

Winner: Umano

Umano has stolen the title of the most effective app of the year, including podcast and news by reading it aloud. With the app you will be able to keep track of the most recent news amidst your agitated schedule and routines. In contrast to the normal text to speech technology the developers have employed voice actors to browse aloud creating the app a lot of participating.

Award: Innovative App of 2013

Winner: DayFrame

You can make use of this app to turn your Android smartphone into a digital photo frame when you are not using it. DayFrame, identified as most innovative app by us catch holds of your snaps from different accounts like Facebook, Flickr, Google+, Instagram and Dropbox. The photographs that must be shown can be shortlisted and categorized by the users as per their wish. The app can also be triggered by providing the timer and other settings like battery and bandwidth.

Award: Designer App of 2013

Winner: Beautiful Widgets

This application really provides you with an opportunity to turn your home screen of your Android Smartphone with over 2000 of themes that the app has in its stocks. Attractive widgets includes clock, weather and toggles providing customization as per the wish of user. Using this app one can check the temperature and weather forecast for various cities across the globe. The application also contains additional settings that permits resizing widgets, adding graphics and changing transparency levels.

Award: Top Kids App of 2013

Winner: Endless Alphabet

Learning process can be more operative if distributed with joy and fun. Endless alphabet has been fruitful in driving it to practice with help of numerous animations for meanings for different words that allows kids to appreciate better. The kid clicks a word shown on the screen to receive the letters of the word in multi colors instigating to put them in the right place to showcase a funny cartoon picture that depicts meaning of that word. This app works well with youths too.

Few of Other Applications that I personally use from Android Market in 2013 are mentioned below
  • Hike – Personal Messaging App
  • WhatsApp – Messaging App
  • Subway Surfers – Gaming App
  • Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus – Social Networking Apps
  • MX Player – Video Player App
If you have come across some application which you found interesting released in 2013, please feel free to add some information about the same in the comments below.

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Monday, 2 December 2013

HTC One Max - Is it extraordinary ?

Posted by Suhel Sayyad

HTC One Max

I Personally feel this one has all you need. So i term this one as extraordinary. My following article is an justification for what I state. 
HTC One Max comes with 5.9 inch, Full HD 1080p. HTC One Max has Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 600 processor 1.7GHz quad-core CPUs. HTC One Max supports Android platform Android™ with HTC Sense™ HTC BlinkFeed™. It comes with an additional 4G Network Band. Storage for HTC One Max is Total storage : 16GB / 32GB, available capacity varies RAM 2GB Expansion card slot supports microSD™ memory card for up to 64GB additional storage (card not included).

HTC One Max


Key Factor of HTC One Max is its Camera which has following features
  • HTC UltraPixel Camera
  • BSI sensor, Pixel size 2.0 µm, Sensor size 1/3'
  • Dedicated HTC ImageChip 2
  • f/2.0 aperture and 28 mm lens
  • Smart Flash: Five levels of flash automatically set by distance to subject
  • 1080p Full HD video recording with HDR video
  • Front Camera: 2.1 MP, 88° wide angle lens with HDR capability
  • Front Camera: 1080p Full HD video recording
  • HTC Zoe™ with Sequence Shot, Always Smile and Object Removal
  • Gallery with Video Highlights and HTC Share
  • Continuous shooting and VideoPic
  • Slow motion video recording with variable speed playback
Battery is another factor that is in favour of this lovely handset

Capacity: 3300 mAh
Embedded rechargeable Li-polymer battery

Talk time:

  • Up to 25 hours for WCDMA
  • Up to 28 hours for CDMA

Standby time:

  • Up to 585 hours for WCDMA
  • Up to 393 hours for CDMA

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Saturday, 30 November 2013

Android SSH Client Compare: ConnectBot and JuiceSSH

Posted by Suhel Sayyad
The two awesome SSH clients that I will use for comparison are ConnectBot Android SSH Client and JuiceSSH Android SSH Client. I have made comparisons based on the simplicity with respect to user experience, feature set, and style and customization options of each of these Android SSH Client app.

Simplicity

I think many people will say their Android phone will not be the primary device for administering their servers, so when you are not near a computer and just want to run some quick updates, you certainly don’t want to be messing around with a poor interface to get your work done. In this case ConnectBot Android SSH Client was the clear winner for me, simply because the user interface barely existed, where JuiceSSH Android SSH Client had me browsing through menus and options for configuration, ConnectBot Android SSH Client  just asked for a username, hostname, and password, and the work was done.

Android SSH Client Compare Simplicity

Winner:ConnectBot

Feature Set

If you are a using SSH a lot and have a large number of servers, you need immediate access to all at times, you will probably want a more out of your Android SSH Client , and with features like synchronization between the devices, this time I go for JuiceSSHAndroid SSH Client hands . It takes a bit more configuration than ConnectBot Android SSH Client, but the end result is 1 touch access to any server you set up, from any of your devices.

Android SSH Client Compare Features

Winner: JuiceSSH

Style/Customisation

Colour customisation is completely missing in JuiceSSH Android SSH Client, ConnectBot Android SSH Client wins this one by default, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t worth mentioning the truly extensive colour control in ConnectBot Android SSH Client, as seen in the images below.

Android SSH Client Compare Colors

Conclusion

In summary, both apps are great and would suit anybody looking to make SSH connections from their Android device, however due to its simplicity and low footprint I will likely be sticking with ConnectBot Android SSH Client for the time being.


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Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Wondershare MobileGo for Android

Posted by Suhel Sayyad
Are you looking for an Android Tool which takes care about your cell phone? Do you want your smart phone have associated backups on your laptops/ desktops?  Have you ever found that your smartphone’s manufacturer’s back up tool to manage your smart phone wasn’t so up to scratch? Then WondershareMobileGo for Android is the ultimate solution for you.

Wondershare MobileGo for Android

MobileGo for Android comes to you with hell lot of features. We can have a look at some of the features in this article.

Back Up

I was continually on the lookout for an easy-to-use backup package for my smartphone. However hadn’t been able to realize an economical one however, thus after I discerned concerning MobileGo for android, i made a decision to provide it an attempt, and believe me, it worked cleanly. Seriously, you'll additionally select what to backup, like say you simply wished to copy your apps, or music etc. additionally a decent factor is that this doesn’t compress the files into a format that solely MobileGo will browse, it backs up the initial files, jpg, apk, thus if you didn’t have MobileGo on a laptop, you'd still be able to transfer the files back manually (of course you've got to bring the backup files with you though…). It’s simply if you've got the MobileGo software package, it's a far additional easier method to restore.

Mobile Go Wondershare Backup

Working with SMS

I liked the way in which SMS conversations are provided within this software package and to see contacts by group—managing these things is much easier and that too on a big Desktop/ Laptop screen instead of a relatively small smartphone.

Dealing with Duplicate Contacts

Now a day it’s quite common that you land up with having multiple contacts. For that matter duplicate contacts for the same person in your smartphone. It happens due to multiple reasons like usage of Social Networking Sites contacts on cell phones, Email Contacts, SIM Contacts, etc. Wondershare MobileGo for Android has come up with a fantastic feature of merging the duplicate contacts. One can easily find his/ her duplicate contacts in the list of contacts and merge them with this application.

Wondershare MobileGo Duplicate Contacts

Transfer Music and Videos

Transferring music and video to my smartphone was great experience too, as I was able to convert and transfer a 60-minute video over to my phone in minutes. Transferring music is a simple job and therefore I recommend this one to all Android smartphone users.

Are you looking forward to install this one after reading about this? Here are some quick steps for you.
  • Install the software on your computer and connect your Android device. You can download the trial version here.
  • Connect it via USB or, new in version 2, through WiFi.
  • Make a Wi-Fi connection by opening the MobileGo app on your phone (it installs automatically once you connect your phone to MobileGo) or by scanning a QR code that the application displays on your screen.
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