Showing posts with label Mobile Phones. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Mobile Phones. Show all posts

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

5 things You can do with a PDF Converter on Mobile Devices

Posted by Suhel Sayyad
5 things You can do with a PDF Converter on  Mobile Devices

Handling PDFs on your mobile devices can be tricky, especially if you find yourself lacking a good mobile app to handle your files. Luckily for you, we have just the app to fit your needs! PDF Converter Ultimate is one of the most versatile file converters on the market so far! Cometdocs developed this app in the last months of 2016 hoping to make 2017. a better year for dealing with pesky formats such as the PDF.

Convert your files to text

This is probably the most underrated feature of PDF Converter Ultimate, but also one of the most improved upon. Text file conversion is perfect for converting your HTML and CSS files since they are basically huge text files. You can also use this as a tool to quickly edit your PDFs and then convert them quickly back to PDF since the conversion goes both ways!

A word for Word

If you need to edit some basic text and send it back to PDF, the previous option might be a better choice than converting your PDF to Word files. However, if you have a lot of formatting in your file that you don't want to lose, then you should consider converting that PDF to Word. Word files will keep all the images, tables, layout and such in the original but allow you to edit the content of the PDF.

Convert Excel to PDF, and back

Have you ever tried to fit a big Excel sheet in a PDF? Sounds impossible right? Well, not with PDF Converter Ultimate, as you can convert any Excel sheet no matter how big it is, or how much data it has. All that matters is having your internet connection at all times while the conversion is running and a little bit of patience for the app to work its magic!

Store PowerPoint presentations

If you are a teacher teaching the same curriculum, year after year, this might be the app for you! Given that many educators have lots of PowerPoint presentations saved on their iPads and tablets, maybe converting some of those would be a good idea! Since PowerPoint files can often be extremely big, converting them to PDF is an opportunity to get some free space on your hard drive. Once the lesson is over, take that PowerPoint and convert it to PDF so you can save data loss, forward it to students that missed class, or perhaps something else!

Extract images from PDFs

PDF Converter Ultimate also offers PDF to JPG conversion, which means that whatever photo or image you need converted to PDF, or taken out from a PDF, can be done with this app. It is very simple as all it takes is a couple taps of a button and you should be well on your way to converting your first image of the day.

Don't forget to edit your files

Converting files from one format to another sometimes just isn’t all you have to do. Editing files is also a big part of document management. As of the last update, PDF Converter Ultimate does not have an integrated editing feature, however this only means that we leave it to you to decide which editing app feels best! Let us know what you think about PDF Converter Ultimate by commenting below or on the app stores!
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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.


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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Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Google Nexus 5: Lollipop Update Android 5.0 Installation Steps

Posted by Suhel Sayyad
Google discharged the Nexus 5 Android 5.0 Lollipop redesign AOSP Source code few days back, preparing for designers to turn out with their own particular Android 5.0 AOSP Roms. We expected the first Android 5.0 Lollipop Roms to turn out in around two weeks or thereabouts, yet the first Lollipop ROM for the Google Nexus 5 have been discharged as of now. The principal such ROM has been ported by perceived XDA engineer Olddroid, who has incorporated a flashable local Lollipop ROM with no increases. In this excercise we're going to clarify how you can get this ROM up and running on a Google Nexus 5.
Google Nexus 5: Lollipop Update Android 5.0 Installation Steps

Things To Remember Before Installation

Introducing this ROM does oblige some essential learning about modding Android gadgets. On the off chance that you have no such related knowledge, then it is suggested that you don't take after this excercise as you may wind up bricking your gadget, in the most dire outcome imaginable. You likewise need to be running the Google Android 5.0 Lollipop upgrade designer review on your gadget. In case you're running whatever other ROM, you won't have the capacity to introduce this ROM on your Nexus 5. So in the event that you don't have the Android 5.0 designer review, you will initially need to introduce that before proceeding with this exercise.


The principal thing that you have to do before beginning is download ADB instruments to your machine. When you have that, download the Android 5.0 Lollipop ROM from XDA. Spare the downloaded ROM picture in the ADB Tools/Platform Tools organizer, or wherever the Fastboot document has been put away on your machine. Likewise verify you have sufficient battery staying on your gadget as you don't need that to run out amid the establishment process.

Establishment Procedure

The main step includes getting into the Fastboot mode on your Google Nexus 5. For that you will need to turn off your gadget and afterward press and hold the force and volume down keys together to enter Fastboot mode.

Presently join the Nexus 5 to your machine with the USB information link.

Open the ADB Tools envelope on the machine and right click on an unfilled region in the organizer while holding the movement key, then click on "Open Command Window here".

This will open up the order brief. Here you will need to sort the accompanying summon – fastboot gadgets. At that point press enter.

Presently sort the accompanying orders:

fastboot flash system system.img
fastboot flash boot boot.img
fastboot flash recovery recovery.img
fastboot flash cache cache.img
fastboot reboot

Introduce Gapps for Android 5.0 Lollipop redesign on your Nexus 5

Once your Nexus 5 reboots, you ought to have Android 5.0 Lollipop running on the gadget. One thing you will perceive is that the ROM doesn't accompany the Google applications bundle. The accessible GAPPS (Google Apps) flashable compress documents on XDA won't work with this ROM as those are focused around Android 4.4.4 Kitkat. Just Android 5.0 Lollipop Google Apps work with this ROM or whatever other Lollipop based ROM so far as that is concerned. It is still early days so there is a risk that the Lollipop GAPPS bundle will be made accessible in a couple of days by the engineer itself, or by an alternate.

Whatever is left of the usefulness is splendidly typical with this ROM, and there aren't any real issues that have been accounted for, recently a couple of minor bugs that you could possibly discover to be hazardous after you're carried out introducing it on your gadget.

In the event that you need to get root taking a shot at this ROM while you sit tight for the authority Lollipop upgrade from Google, you can do so by introducing Franco portion and the most recent Supersu beta 2.19 compress record that has been posted on XDA by senior perceived engineer Chainfire.

In case you're not very dauntless about putting in new Roms on your gadget, you may sit tight for significantly more steady Roms to be discharged by designers. By then, all the issues with GAPPS contrarily will be sorted too. At the point when Google discharges the Nexus 5 Android 5.0 Lollipop overhaul industrial facility pictures for the designer group, hope to see an extensive number of Roms with included usefulness and extraordinary new peculiarities and mods included. Notwithstanding, in case you're interested about the progressions the Android 5.0 Lollipop upgrade will bring, this ROM is doubtlessly worth an attempt.

Do impart your insight on the ROM beneath in the event that you introduce it on your Nexus
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Saturday, 1 November 2014

iPhone 6 versus Galaxy Note 4 : Detailed Review

Posted by Suhel Sayyad
Hello Readers,

We bring to you fantastic review by one of my friends Mr Ameya Bhagwat.

Apple iPhone 6 Plus vs Samsung Galaxy Note 4 : Clash of theGiants!
(I know this is too long a read. But do go through it for a detailed comparison. It might help you reach a decision! Took quite sometime to research and write)

Introduction -

Over the last couple of years, we were used to comparisons between the iPhone 5or the 5s and the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 or Note 3, which in itself used to bebaseless considering there was a difference of daylight between the screensizes of the then iPhones and the then Notes. There basically was no logicwhatsoever behind comparing them since they were Phones from entirely differentcategories loaded with entirely different Operating Systems. Enter 2014, and wenow have a comparison – comparison I won’t call absolutely valid since the twoPhones we are about to compare sport radically different OSs with entirelydifferent User Interfaces, functionality and overall approach– valid in termsof at least the hardware they sport : Almost similar sized Displays and almostsimilar sized Batteries. While the Apple iPhone 6 Plus is Apple’s entry in to thebig screen league, Note 4 is the latest incarnation of the series that basicallystructured, invented and defined the category we so dearly love today(ironically most of us laughed at in the beginning) – PHABLET! Let’s take thecomparison underway quickly and get things going!

Design -

Note 4 - Samsung has never quite been known for their designlanguage, and if at all they are, it is for the same design over and overagain, built with mere plastic and built for the rest of the line up to followfor that particular year. Samsung has, hence, never ever been able to differentiateits flagships from the rest of their own crowd. Considering only flagships,though, Samsung design has been, even at best, only decent. Things have howeverchanged for the better with the Galaxy Note 4. At 153.5 x 78.6 x 8.5 mm and 176grams, the Note 4 is somewhat taller, thicker and heavier than its predecessorbut at the same time, slightly narrower too, which, in my opinion, makes itever so slightly but surely easier to handle, especially when using with Onehand. The Phablet is solidly built, though, and as I mentioned earlier, itchanges quite a few things for the good. Firstly, the front and back panelspretty easily outdo the ones on the predecessor and any other Flagship Sammyhas ever made. But the real show-stealer is the metal ring that runs betweenthe front and back panels. The metal ring is home to the Volume rocker keys onthe left and the Power button on the right, which, again, are carved out ofincredibly well finished metal! At the bottom is the USB Port (yes, Samsung hasgone back to the good old USB 2.0 Port), surrounded by a couple of mics oneither side. On the bottom right corner is the S-Pen sitting in its slot, likea lion does in his den, waiting for his chance to roar. And boy does it roarwhen it comes out! On the top is the universal 3.5mm jack on the right side,right next to which is the third mic, which Samsung says the Phablet uses forbetter audio and video call quality and voice recording. Next to the mic andalmost on the top right corner is the universal IR Blaster which metamorphosesthe Phone into a remote control if need be. Like with almost every Samsungflagship, the back panel is removable and gives you access to the battery, SIMCard and the Micro SD Card Slot. Thankfully, the Micro SD Card Slot this timearound is placed separately and the overhead placement we were used to seesince the last couple of iterations has finally gone for a holiday. The MetalRing that runs around the phablet is simply stunning and might as well be thegame changer for the Koreans. The loudspeaker has now moved to the back of thePhablet. On the front, at the top are a host of sensors on the right followedby the selfie-centric 3.7 megapixels camera while on the left is theNotification Light. The back of the Phone has the 16 MP OIS Camera, below whichis the LED Flash and the Hearbeat sensor setup, an arrangement we first saw onthe Samsung Galaxy S5.
As a Phone, the phablet feels fantastic in hand. The marginal boost in heightcompared to the predecessor is obviously because of the bezels, the displaysize being the same. After a good five days with it, I would call the tallerprofile a blessing in disguise since it gives you bigger capacitive and homebuttons at the bottom, making them easier to access with your thumb. As far asI remember, the smaller capacitive and home keys on the Note 3 were quitetroublesome for the thumb. So the taller profile actually helps. Add to thisthe fact that the Note 4 is slightly narrower than its predecessor and suddenlythe Note 4 is a significantly better device to handle, especially in case ofone-handed use.

iPhone 6 versus Galay Note 4 : Detailed Review

iPhone 6 Plus – 

The Apple iPhone 6 Plus is typical Apple, albeitstrictly confined to the materials used to build the Phablet. The Phablet is built with outstanding brushedAluminum and is coupled with glass on the front. The beautiful unibody designgives a premium feel in hand and makes the Phablet look and feel every bit ofhow its predecessors have looked and felt. The similarities end here, though.Nothing about the Phablet after this is typical Apple. I vividly recollect PhilSchiller mentioning last year during the iPhone 5s’s keynote how anything above4” (display) is ‘difficult’ to handle and how cumbersome such devices are! Thesame Company, especially when it’s Apple, the very next year now goes on tomake a Phone with 5.5” Display is not just logic defying but also speaksvolumes about how Apple, who have so far flaunted themselves as the‘comprehensive market leaders’, are bowing down to Android powered OEMs.
This is not the Apple we know, actually. The arrogance when Apple dismissedanything above 4.5” as being ‘too big for comfort’ is missing. Till last year,when anyone would mention a ‘Phablet’ or a ‘bigger smart phone’, Apple used tobe facetious about the same and would dismiss the case instantly. This attitudeis missing. That this is all missing for the better is a different thing. Wedesperately needed an iOS powered Phablet, or at least a bigger smart phone. Wenow have both. The 4.7” Apple iPhone 6 and the 5.5” Apple iPhone 6 Plus. Andboy is this changing the game. Speaking more about the iPhone 6 Plus, at 158.1x 77.8 x 7.1 mm, the iPhone 6 Plus is radically and unabashedly bigger thananything Apple has made so far. It’s significantly bigger than even it’ssmaller sibling, the iPhone 6 which in itself is a significant leap overApple’s last year offerings. The iPhone 6 Plus weighs in at 172 grams and sportsa unibody design. The right side of the Phone houses the Power Key, which, inlieu of the bigger size, has been rightfully moved to where it is. If it wouldhave been on top, like it is with all of the previous generation of iPhones, itwould have been extremely painful. The bottom is home to the 3.5 mm jack, amic, and the loud speaker grill. The left side of the Phablet has the typicalvolume rocker keys and the useful ‘silent-switch’. On the top is an ambientlight sensor and the 1.2 megapixels front facing camera. The chamfered edgeshave now been replaced by meticulous curves. The back panel has the 8 MP cameraand the dual-tone LED setup while the secondary mic stands exactly between thetwo. Unlike the previous generation iPhones, the back-panel is all made of asingle-color (depending upon what color you go for) and the same material andis separated by, frankly put, ugly looking bands that are home to the antennas.I would have preferred a different arrangement for the antennas considering howcheap they look and how definitely they hamper the overall looks of the iPhone6 Plus. These ugly looking stripes definitely take quite a few brownie points away from the overall incredible design.

If we were to pit these two against each other, the iPhone 6 Plus will win theargument hands down, if it was only about the overall materials used, that is!
If you take into consideration the looks, ergonomics and the overall usability,the story could take a twist. As beautiful as the iPhone 6 Plus is, there’s nodenying the fact that the unusually large bezels at the top and the bottom ofthe Phablet make it look, dare I say, a bit too odd for my liking. Note 4, onthe other hand, has bezels slightly bigger than its predecessor (which as Imentioned earlier actually helps the Phablet in terms of the use of thecapacitive keys) but are still proportionate enough to not make the Phabletlook odd. I would say, and let me say this is entirely subjective, in terms ofthe overall build, the iPhone 6 Plus scores a few points over the Note 4. But,let me say, and let me reiterate that this is subjective, in terms ofergonomics, usability and handling, the Note 4 is easily the better of the two.During my tryst with the iPhone 6 Plus, I would find myself bamboozled, staringat the disproportionate bezels of the iPhone 6 Plus.

Specifications -

Specifications is one area where iPhones have typically been light yearsbehind Androids, although same is not the case when it comes to real timeperformance. But because of the absence of a powerful chipset, Apple hastraditionally not been a great video player or an editing device either. Notthat everyone watches or edits Videos on their Phones, but the liberty andcomfort of having a Phone that’s capable of playing a 4k Video or editing aheavy 2k video is something else. Just to mention, (and yes, I’ll come back tothis later), the Note 4 is equipped with a class leading Snapdragon 805 thatcomes out with support for 4k Video playback. I did try playing a true 4k onthe Note 4, and boy did it breeze past the test! Same is not the case with theiPhone 6 Plus. The Plus basically is a poor Video player, to be frank. But evenafter converting the 4k video, I experienced problems with it. It never wentsmooth.

Coming back to the specifications, the Note 4 is powered by the class-leadingSnapdragon 805. Four Krait 450 cores clocked at 2.7 GHz couple with 3 GB RAM totake care of anything and everything and all sort of multitasking you do onyour Note 4. Adreno 420 takes care ofall graphics intensive activities, including gaming, you carry on the Phablet. A3220 mAH juicepack keeps running the show while a stunning 1440p QHD SuperAmoled Panel tries to please your eyes. An improved Sony sensor builds thebackfacing 16 MP OIS Camera that’s capable of shootin 2k videos whereas there’sa 3.7 MP front facing camera with a wide angle for the selfie enthusiasts. Ithelps for your video calling too. The primary camera, i.e. the 16 MP shootergets rid off the ISOCELL sensor we saw on the Galaxy S5. This is may be becausethe ISOCELL doesn’t yet support the OIS whereas the Sony Exmor does. And theOIS does make a considerable amount of difference as the Photos shot with theNote 4 pretty comfortably outdo the ones shot with the Galaxy S5. A heartbeatmonitoring sensor and the fingerprint scanner complete the Note 4’s specsheet.

The iPhone 6 Plus, on the other hand, is pretty simple in terms of thespecifications, like any other iPhone. It’s powered by a much, much modest,albeit 64-Bit Ready, Arm-V8 based Dual Core Cyclone clocked in at a paltry 1.4GHz. A Gig of RAM couples with the Cyclone to help the Phablet complete youractivities. A 2915 mAH Battery keeps the Phablet going whereas a wonderful1080p IPS LCD Display takes care of the viewing pleasure you expect from aflagship. The Phablet has an ambient light sensor for automatic brightness. And8 MP primary camera, capable of shooting full HD videos, albeit with mono audio,takes care of the Cameraphiles. The f/2.2 aperture does improve the low-lightperformance by several notches. The 1.2 MP secondary Camera is a sort of adisappointment though, considering how rapidly the selfie-culture is gainingprominence everywhere.

On paper, this looks like a straight-forward victory for the Note 4.Comparisons, though, are not made on paper. In real time, the iPhone 6 Plusmatches the Note 4 head and shoulders in terms of day-to-day activities. It isduring the more demanding activities, like graphics designing or 4k Videoplayback or heavy multitasking does the Plus succumb to it’s out-of-date specs.The Note 4, on the other hand, breezes past everything hurled or thrown at it.For a majority of users, though, it’s real time performance that matters morethan anything else. I’ll still put the Note 4 a touch above the Plusconsidering the fact that it houses all of the latest and the best hardwareavailable in the Market.

Performance –

The specs, the design and everything ultimately comes down to how thePhablet or the Phone concerned performs in real time. To make it simple andstraight-forward, I’ll divide this section in five key sections – namely, UIPerformance, Display Quality, Audio Quality, Camera Quality and Battery Life.

1) User Interface Performance :

If there was to be a controversial aspect about this comparison, this would beit. The User Interfaces on the two Phablets we are talking about are radicallydifferent because they are powered by two Operating Systems, like I earliermentioned, with entirely different approaches. The Plus is powered by iOS 8,Apple’s latest iteration of what they call the most advanced mobile OS in the World(though I do not necessarily echo Apple’s claims) whereas the Note 4 is poweredby the Android 4.4 Kitkat ,Google’s now latest iteration of the most famous OSin the World, soon to be replaced by the Android 5.0 Lollipop which is on thebrink of a world-wide release. While the iOS generally likes to keep thingssimple and loves to rely heavily on iTunes for loading any sort of content, theAndroid is classic, open source operating system that loves being played withby you. Heavy customizations and freedom and non-reliance on any sort ofsoftware are the hallmarks of Google’s Android. The two Phablets in questionthus get the best of their own worlds.
The iOS is smooth and sleek. It’s as simple as it gets. It has a rosy design.It has a straight-forward approach. It seldom stutters. The settings forall/any app are unified. The homescreen, though at times redundant, is simpleand sweet. It doesn’t allow the use of widgets on the homescreen, though youcan surely add quite a few of them on the Notification Central. They are notvery user friendly though.
Plus relies heavily on the iTunes for loading any content. In case you need toload any videos, you’ve to first get them converted to supported formats andthen add them to iTunes from where you can load them into Plus. Same goes foryour favorite music and photos. Though the overall management through iTunes isquite polished, it is mostly painful and occasionally frustrating to go throughthe same process for every little addition.
During my day to day use, I encountered quite a few problems with the Plus. Andwhat was frustrating was the fact that they were all small problems that Ibelieve Apple should have fixed way back during the iOS 5 or iOS 6 days. Beinga professional, I often need to attach files to Emails and send them todifferent people quite a few times. I could never find a file manager or asimilar setup for the Plus. If I had to attach a file to an email and send itto someone, I’d have to find an Email that contained the same file, pick it upfrom there and then forward it to the person I wanted to forward. Or I wouldhave to make use of a virtual Drive. Sounds painful, doesn’t it.
Being a social person, I would find myself in a situation where I would have toforward media content within a social network or from one network to other.Alas, there’s no option to forward multiple media files within a network orfrom one network to another. I had to go to that contact separately and thensay ‘attach media’ and then select the respective media from the relevantlocation. Baseless, I will say.
Unified settings make any setting easy to find, and I did feel comfortableusing it. I did not have to start an app to change its settings to be able toapply them in some other App. I could simply open settings and change them fromthere. Flip side- If I was in an app and wanted to change one of its settings,I would find myself huffing and puffing my way to the ‘Settings Central’.
By the way, strangely enough, Whatsapp, for some strange reason, with the 2000+Contacts and 125+ Whatsapp Groups I have (at least 100 + chats at any givenmoment), stuttered badly during my day-to-day use whereas the same Whatsapp onthe age old iPhone 5s or the Note 3 or the Note 4 or the S5 or even the Plus’ssmaller sibling, the iPhone 6, did a brilliant job. This is probably because ofthe difference between the actual screen resolution and the resolution at whichthe iPhone 6 Plus renders frames and images. This is evident when you take aScreenshot on your Plus. The screenshot’s resolution and the Display’s hardwareresolution are different. May be Apple wanted to go in with a higher resolutionDisplay panel on the Plus, but for some reason, couldn’t, probably because ofproduction issues. We might as well be treated to a higher res display in thenext generation of the iPhone Plus which is, in fact, a good news for Appleenthusiasts. Back to UI Performance, things as simple as deleting media too aremade unnecessarily difficult, I felt. For example, if I had to delete say 11 songsand 7 videos on my Plus, I never had the simple liberty to select multiplefiles and delete them all together. I would have to painfully go through eachfile individually and delete them one by one. Don’t know why this stillremains. This surely hampers the overall user experience.
Talking about the Android 4.4 on the Note 4 (yes, with the Touchwiz sittingatop it), we hardly encounter any problems with the UI. Even a rendezvous withthe Note 4 tells you that the Note 4 is indeed the beast Samsung is trying toportray it to be. It breezes and whizzes past anything you throw at it, withutmost ease. Day-to-day activities on the Note 4 work like a charm. Seldom doesthe Phone stutter or lag. Android 4.4 on the Note 4, albeit with all of theTouchwiz customizations, feels premium, solid and a lot more stable than whatit used to feel with previous versions. It’s redesigned and re-engineered tomake it feel a lot better. It even looks a lot better. It’s less cartoonish andmore characterized now. At places where Touchwiz used to be redundant, it’sbeing revisited and made to look simple and sensible. Be it a work Email, or asimple Whatsapp message or be it attaching files to an Email or be ittransferring files within a social network or from one social network; or be itdownloading an important attachment from a colleague on your work email, torevisiting it in the File Manager and picking it up from there and forwardingit to someone, Note 4 did it all with utmost ease. And the iPhone 6 Plus simplycouldn’t. I wouldn’t scoff on the makers of the ‘most advanced Mobile OS’ forthis, but I must say, this irritated and frustrated me no end. I really hopeApple fixes this ASAP.
Even making a Phone Call felt a lot easier on the Note 4. Simply open the stockPhone App, start dialing a number, or start dialing a name as per thecharacters, and it starts suggesting names. And now the new touchwiz learns,too. So if I have two ‘Abhijeets’ saved in my Phone, let’s say Abhijeet Avhadand Abhijeet Kale, it’ll suggest me the one I more frequently dial when I startspelling Abhijeet on my dialer. This feature had, for reasons known to onlySamsung, been missing whereas something similar is already available with anyother OEM’s stock dialer for ages now. And btw, if you still find the SammyDialer inconvenient, there are a lot many to choose from the Market. Apple, onthe other hand, has it’s own dialer that doesn’t even suggest, let alonelearning from your dialing habits. Yes, you can add your day-to-day Contacts inyour ‘Favorites’ (something you can do in Sammy’s dialer as well) and thenaccess them from there. But then there are instances where you have to dialnumbers that you normally don’t dial. And for that, you have to visit the‘Contacts’, which is, yet again, frustrating and illogical to say the least.And yes, you have no third party dialers to choose from.
Typing is an integral part of any UI these days, and that’s where Keyboardscome in. Comparing the stock, I must confess the typing experience on theApple’s keyboard is loads better than what it is on Sammy’s traditionalkeyboard. And with the suggestions now on the Apple keyboard, it sounds like acomplete though it still doesn’t feature Swipe. Surprisingly, the iOS is nowopen to third party keyboards and SwiftKey has already come up with their ownapp whereas Swype plans to come up with one soon. The SwiftKey on the iOS stillneeds a bit of a polish, though. But with the stock Apple keyboard so good, Idon’t think a lot of people will need anything else on their iPhones, unlessyou find it absolutely necessary to swipe.
Apple, as I mentioned, relies pretty heavily on the iTunes for loading any sortof media content. The Note 4 is pretty easy to manage in this regard. You canconnect the Note 4 in mass-storage mode or receive content from any other Phonevia Bluetooth or Wifi Direct or a host of other options Sammy and Androidtogether open up for you. Either way, you can simply download and store thecontent of your choice on the Note 4, something you can’t do with your iPhone.
Apple does pull a couple of points with its ‘Reachability’ thing. Just doubletap the button and the top of the screen slides down for you to select whateveryou want from there. Once you select what you want to, the screen goes back upagain. During my testing, I found this quite useful, particularly when Icouldn’t employ my second hand for the Phone or when I wasn’t comfortablejiggling the Phone in my hand to make my thumb reach the top, something I haveto do quite often with the Note 4 that lacks such a feature. Although useful,features like this are nowhere close to being deal breakers or deal makers. SoApple has a few of these changes with the new iOS, but then the basicabove-mentioned problems do make it difficult.
Did I mention the Stylus? Once laughed upon as an already outdated piece oftechnology, the Stylus’s reincarnation has to be attributed and credited toSamsung. Samsung redesigned and reinvented the stylus to the level that it hasnow become an integral and a defining part of the Note series. With the styluscomes a lot of added functionality. You can now use the stylus like a mouse andcopy content, select media, select documents or files of whatever sort or eventext. You can take a screenshot and edit it right then and there and share themthrough whichever app you like to. There’s a lot more added functionality withthe stylus which I’ll cover in my Note 4 independent review.
Samsung has made use of the larger screen in a way Apple couldn’t with thePlus. There are these floating apps now. You can transform an open app into afloating app by simply swiping from either top corners of the Phone across tothe middle of the screen and the app minimizes to a small window. You can thenfurther minimize it to look like an icon that floats anywhere you want on thescreen and open it (again in the smaller window) by merely tapping it. So youcan minimize the social network of your choice or Facebook or your documentsand continue working and do not bother to exit the app you’re working on justto check if there’s an update in the app you reduced to a floating app. You canopen as many as ten floating apps at a time. Extremely useful indeed. Apple hasnothing of this sorts to make use of the bigger screen. It merely has the UI thatruns on the iPhone 5s or its smaller sibling, the iPhone 6, stretched to lookbigger. That’s about it.
To put it in a sentence, Apple needs to revamp the functionality of the iOS sothat it matches the utility levels of the Android, which, in my opinion, is farahead of Apple in terms of usability, utility and simplicity, if not in termsof look and feel.

2) Media -

The use of Cell Phones as media players has been gaining traction even beforethe first iPhone launched, with the Nokia N Series and Sony Ericsson’s Walkmanseries being the then hallmarks of the industry. And then the iPhone came andliterally washed out the Nokias and the Ericssons and the BlacBerrys. Media isnot just about movies or videos or songs. It’s also about gaming. And the rapidpace at which mobile gaming is gaining traction, we might as well landourselves up in a situation where things like VR become a necessity. The iPhonerevolutionized the use of the Phone as a media device and made it better withevery iteration. Just when it looked Apple would be the single largest playerwith an unbeatable monopoly in the growing market, Google came up with an ideaof its own which they later went on to call Android. While iOS had its closedways of dealing with the media, Android gave people the freedom (they needed)to manage their media the way they wanted.
And now with the iPhone 6 Plus, Apple still relies on iTunes to load music,photos or videos or movies. For games, there’s the famous App Store which Iwould say is slightly better organized than Android’s Play Store though thePlay Store has improved by leaps and bounds with every update and is closing inrather too quickly. Android relies on the classical mass storage mode in caseyou need to load media from your Desktop PC or Laptop PC. You can even downloadand store files and access them the way you want or also go for high-speedPhone-Phone transfers. Games can be downloaded from the Playstore. An advantageNote 4 has here over the Plus is that the Note 4 can download any size from thePlaystore using the Mobile Data Connection whereas the Plus can download anfrom the App Store only if the same is under 100 MB. If the size of the Appexceeds 100 MB, you simply have to use a WiFi connection to download it. Youcannot use your Data connection. And in a country like INDIA where WiFi isseldom found, this becomes a problem.
As a video player, the Plus has ridiculous limitations whereas the Note 4sweetly plays almost anything hurled at it. Right from converting a video andloading it on the Plus to viewing it there, its too painful to go through. On acouple of occasion after trying out a lot, I finally gave up on watching myfavorite movie on the Plus. Again, the Note 4 made it extremely simple andhassle free for me. Hope Apple fixes this very soon and lets its loyalconsumers make some real use of that gorgeous 1080p 5.5” panel.
In terms of gaming, the Note 4 has a better overall experience because of abetter display in general. The loudspeakers on both sets are mono and aren’ttoo different from each other. The Plus has a small advantage over the Note 4in terms of the availability of games. The iOS boasts of quicker and firstavailability since it’s still the developer’s favorite OS.
And with the newly launched metal, graphics on the Plus and the 6 too, will getbetter than what we used to see on the 5s.
The advantage Note 4 has here is that because of Android being an Open OS,there are many ways of loading games in the Note 4.
All in all, though with a great media management app in iTunes, the Plus failsto match the Note 4 in terms of Media. An easy victory for the Note 4 here.

3) Display –

When I first got to know from thekeynote that Apple was indeed launching a Phablet alongside an already biggeriPhone, I was blown away. The same Apple that as recently as in their previouskeynote had called big screen phones cumbersome and redundant, was now comingout of its comfort zone, obviously because of all the heat and pressure, andunveiling it’s own version of the Phablet we now love and embrace like a normalPhone. And then I got to know the resolution on the 5.5” panel would be 1920 x1080. I then and there knew Apple would pull a stunner here. True to my beliefsand guesses, Apple has come out with a stunning 5.5” panel that’s capable ofdisplaying 1080 x 1920 pixels. That amounts to a super-hot pixel density of 401,up from the 5s’s standard 326. And yes, Apple’s calling these IPS LCD panels‘Retina HD’.
The color correction is fantastic, so is the vibrance. Blacks are deep enoughand the White Balance is as perfect as it gets. Sunlight legibility is classleading. As mentioned in the above section, the software doesn’t make use ofthe brilliant display and bogs it down somewhat.
The Note 4 has a Quad HD 2560 x 1440 Super Amoled display that drives anastonishing 515 pixels per inch. It’s a typical Samsung Super Amoled, albeitwith more realistic colors this time around (thankfully). They do look punchierwhen put next to an IPS LCD, but they are a lot more realistic too this timearound and that’s what gives the Amoled an upperhand in terms of overallexperience and visibility.
Viewing angles on both displays are brilliant.
In terms of sunlight legibility, I would rate iPhone 6 Plus slightly above theNote 4 because of the way it hits high nits. It’s a lot quicker too, to reactto the surrounding lighting. The Note 4 does become brighter (obviously when onauto brightness) as quickly as the iPhone 6 does, but takes its own time tocome back to normal when there’s a sudden change in the lightning. A few morepoints to the Plus’s ambient light sensor for this! There’s a strange thingabout the Note 4’s display by the way! When exposed to harsh sunlight, and Imean really, really harsh sunlight, the Note 4’s display goes into the 8-bitmode and shows extremely over saturated. It’s so oversaturated that for amoment, I thought I was dished out a faulty device. I later realized Sammy didthis on purpose to make working on the Phablet easier in case you are subjectedto harsh sunlight. Does it work? Yes it does. Is it good? Well, this issubjective and I’ll leave it to you guys to decide based on your experiences.
Not that loading an HQ video on the iPhone 6 Plus is an easy job, but aftergoing through all the pain and finally loading the same video as loaded on theNote 4 with utmost ease, I would say the Note 4 performs a lot, lot better thanthe Plus. Not that the Plus performs badly. It’s just that it cannot match upto the punchy colors of the Amoled and also gets beaten comprehensively by theQuad HD resolution on the Note 4. Same goes for HD Photos too.

4) Battery -

Moving on to the Battery Life, one of the most important aspects of aSmartphone, Apple has traditionally had poor battery life. Forums about how the‘next iPhone’ should be are almost always overflooded by requests for biggerbatteries. Apple has historically gone for slimmer bodies and in the processhas sacrificed on the sizes of their batteries and in the process has hurttheir battery life which in turn hampers the end user experience. When Appleannounced the Plus on stage during the keynote, I’m sure Apple enthusiasts musthave wondered what battery size would Apple pack in into the Phablet. There’sno way the Phablet would be powered by 2000-2200 mAH juice pack. Thankfully,Apple hasn’t compromised too much on this front (though I honestly believeApple could have gone for a slightly larger battery by making a fewadjustments) by packing a 2915 mAH juice pack. Now this sounds like a lot ofBattery life, especially considering the fact that all it’s got to power is a5.5” 1080p Display and a dual core cyclone. And tust me, in 2014, that’s notquite a lot. The OS is simple too. No extra sensors to power, no fancy featuresto feed. Apple should have hit the bulls eye as far as battery life isconcerned. Have they? Disappointingly enough, they haven’t. During my couple ofdays with the iPhone 6 Plus (after having set the battery cycle), I wouldunplug the Plus at around 10 am. I had Google, Gmail, Outlook, Facebook, Viber,BBM, Twitter and a Whatsapp accounts continuously syncing in the background, on3G all time. My Gmail and Outlook accounts receive around 25 Emails per day,and I used the Plus to compose 7 to 9 Emails every cycle. Facebook and Twittersend me around 150 notifications per day whereas Viber and BBM amount to around50 notifications per day. Whatsapp is got to take the larger share ofcriticism, with around 2500 notifications per day. Being a voracious reader, Ido browse, surf and read a lot on my Phone. I do engage in quite a few Phonecalls as well, around 90 minutes per cycle. And then I go on to listen to myfavorite music (mostly on loudspeaker these days), watch an odd funny video Imight have received on a social network.
Whenever I drive, around 30 minutes per day on an average, Iconnect my Phone to my Car using Bluetooth and listen to music. After all thisusage, all I could extract from the Plus was a mere 8-9 hours. To be moreprecise, these 8-9 hours would consist of roughly 3.5 hours of SOT, 70 mins ofvoice calling, all the mailing I did, using my social networks, having quickpeeks at FB or Twitter and Whatsapp messaging. Whatsapp, in particular, wasmore demanding. If I engaged in some long conversation on Whatsapp, say around30-35 minues, I would end up losing almost 10 percent. I do not understandwhere the 2915 battery was going, considering the simple UI, and the fact thatthere were no extraordinary sensors to power. Apple really needs to pull itssocks and get in some crazy optimizations through updates to improve thebattery life. What’s more painful is the speed at which the Battery charges.Apple ships the standard charger with 1.0 A output, the one that ships with the5s and the smaller sibling, the 6. And the 1A charger takes an eternity tocharge the 2915 mAH battery. This makes for a terrible combination – badbattery life and a battery that charges ridiculously slowly.
With this experience behind me, I unboxed the Note 4 with a bit of anapprehension and pessimism as far as Battery Life was concerned. Afterall, theNote 4’s battery had the burden of powering a Quad HD Display, a quad-corepower-hungry Snapdragon 805 plus all the heavy sensors and software tricks ithad to power. It was 60 percent charged when I first put the battery in. Andtill I setup the show, it was already down to 30 percent (a long setup!). Iplayed with it for the rest of the evening and when it was down to 1 percent, Iplugged in the charger. I remember Sammy had said they were shipping a fastcharger with the Note 4 and that it would charge 50 percent within 30 minutes.With 3G on and all accounts syncing, the Note 4 took 41 minutes to hit the 50percent mark, far from what Sammy has claimed, but this is still a lot betterthan the ridiculous 79 minutes the Plus took with a similar setup. The nextcycle, I tried to go from 0 to 50 with Mobile Data Connection or Wifi put offand the Note 4 hit the 50 percent mark within 32 minutes! Staggering. Pit thisagainst the 61 minutes the Plus took, and it sounds even more special. TheBattery life notwithstanding, this feature all by itself can make the Note 4better than the Plus as far as the Battery aspect is concerned. And now, whatif I say the Note 4’s battery is a 30-40 percent better than then Plus! This willseal the deal here itself! Well, the Note 4’s Battery actually consistentlyperformed 30-40 percent better than the iPhone 6 Plus with a similar setup; alltime on 3G and with all those accounts syncing in the background, for similarusage patterns. To make the Battery Life tests more interesting, I never didanything outrageous with the either the Plus or the Note 4. I went on with myregular business and usage patterns to ensure accuracy in the Tests.
And average of 35 percent better Battery Life delivery and around 40 percentfaster charging- there’s no need to say anything more. This is indeed a huge,huge victory for the Note 4. And a really, really significant one.
Talking about the platforms, considering the fact that the iOS launched earlierthan Android and the fact that Android had pathetic battery life in the earlierdays, it’s laudable that Android has come of age and has managed to deliverstaggering battery life compared to iOS which hasn’t improved by leaps andbounds, and at best, delivers average battery life.

5) Camera -

The Plus has an 8 MP Sensor with OIS and f2.2 aperturewhereas the Note 4 houses a 16 MP Sensor with f2.4 aperture. The Plus iscapable of shooting 1080p videos at 60 fps and 720p at 240 fps. Sadly, itrecords mono sound with the video.
The Note 4 is capable of recording 2160p videos at 30 fps and 1080p at 60 fpsand it also goes on to record stereo sound. Again, this is an easy victory.
With regards to Photography, I found the Note 4 significantly more potent thanthe iPhone 6 Plus during day time. It consistently shot better Photos than thePlus. The colors were a lot more natural and better and a lot more detailed toothan what they were with the Plus’s sensor. The Plus wasn’t left far behind andwas by no means a mediocre performer. It performed good enough to comfortably outdothe likes of the LG G3, the HTC One M8 and the more recently launched SonyXperia Z3.
In terms of low-light photography, because of the better aperture, the Plusmatched the Note 4 head and shoulders and on a couple of occasions, even outdidthe Note 4. In a closed dark room, though, the Note 4 outdid the Plus becauseof a better Flash.

6) Audio Quality -

The revolutionary iPod has now almost everywhere been replaced by cellphones. Millions and millions of people worldwide use their Cell Phones astheir music players. It all started with the iPhone, by the way.
I don’t have much to write here since I don’t have all those lab equipmentsused to denote the accurate readings.
But all in all, I found the iPhone 6 Plus slightly better than the Note 4 inheadphones. It was ever so slightly cleaner than the Note 4. Loudness was thesame though. Bass too was as punchy as was in the Note 4.
In terms of loudspeaker performance, the Note 4 was pleasantly loud and is asloud as the Plus. The speaker placement is better on the Plus, though, andthat, in my opinion, gives the Plus a slight advantage over the Note 4.

Conclusion -

With the introduction of the gigantic iPhone 6 Plus, Apple has forayed intothe big screen league. More than anything else, I’m happy that with each newiteration of the Plus and the Note, we’ll have a valid and timely comparisonbetween the two, the release times too being exact same.
With Plus, Apple has tried to get into the territory Samsung invented threeyears ago and have become masters at. It’s not easy to enter a territory anddethrone the ruler right in the first attempt. But knowing Apple, they won’tapproach something conservatively. As aggressive as they are, they make greathardware too. And they generally excel in what they do.
The story with the Plus is different though. The company that once called 5inchers cumbersome goes on to make a 5.5 incher the very next year is slightlyodd – and more so when that Company is Apple. Their first attempt at making abig screen is decent. Not great though.
When compared with the Note 4, the Plus pales in almost all areas. The bigscreen is there, but there’s nothing out of the ordinary that makes use of thebigger screen real estate. The bigger battery is there, but the end batterylife is poor to say the least.
Hardware with the Plus is top-of-the-line. The software’s the culprit. Not onlydoes it lack basic functionality, it also doesn’t to anything extraordinary todo justice to a flamboyant display.
The Note 4, on the other hand, is a lot better than its predecessor (yes, theNote 3 too can stand up against the Plus and defeat it, too) and takesfunctionality and usability to an altogether different level. A great softwareexperience is made even better. Every area of the hardware is improved. Withthe INDIAN bersion of the Note 4 being 4G enabled, the last glaringdisadvantage is gone too.
The Phablet Menu is all on the plate. And boy is it delicious!
I would have liked the Apple on my plate tastier, though.
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Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Top 5 Gadgets of 2014

Posted by Suhel Sayyad
This year, we have witnessed many new gadgets, especially when a new sector called Wearables has opened up for the consumers. Almost all the major OEMs are crazy about manufacturing either a smartband or a smartwatch for the prospective consumers. Such gadgets have added a huge amount of gamification for tracking the parameters of your health. They are completely changing the technology of watches on every ones hand, most of the classic watch makers now fear that due to high productivity being offered by such tech-gadget-watched may cause a paradigm shift in this industry.
Top 5 Gadgets of 2014

Keeping all these factors in mind, let us talk in detail about all the best gadgets which have popped up in this year. Infact, just to clear your belief, we will not be keeping any smartphone or tablet (monotonous) here.

Apple Watch

This is something for which the whole world has been waiting for. As per the experts, this time the iPhone 6 was not a hit at all but Apple Watch somehow kept the spirit of Apple high. Customers believe that Apple Watch is going to be a huge breakthrough in this industry of watches because it not only helps a user in keeping the time, but also tracks his/her health parameters. Moreover, the OS which has been created for this wearable is something which has been done from scratch.

Goji Smart Lock

This device fall under the category of Internet of Things. This device will take a real time click of the visitors’ image and send it to your smartphone like an alert. You can then decide whether to open the door or not. Apart from this, it also keeps a log of all the visitors which can to your home and you can also schedule the lock to recognize a visitor and automatically open the door during that time interval.

LaCie Sphere hard drive

Now this is something, which is solely popular for its looks. It is a common 1 TB hard disk which does not look like one. It made from a hand-crafted silver-plated steel chassis and for the same reason it has been priced at $480 USD. Rest everything is quite common with this gadget.

Kolibree Toothbrush

This is a new tech-toothbrush which is based on the principle of Internet of Things. It will check the technique, time and other parameter related to brushing of teeth. It will also help you to improve the way you have been brushing and also compare the performance of this activity over the weeks. Again, this gadget is completely new as a concept and more similar things are yet to come in this sector.

LG Home Chat

This is something really-really cool. This small gadget allows you to have a chat with all the LG appliances available in your home. You can literally ask your fridge that how many bottle of beer it has now and it will reply you in the same way on your smartphone application. Obviously you will have to follow a certain pattern to ask the required questions.

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Saturday, 18 October 2014

Top 5 Offer on Amazon Diwali Dhamaka Offer

Posted by Suhel Sayyad
Diwali is about to arrive and we have got a good bunch of discounts on all these shipping portals to do a nice shopping without leaving our houses. It started with heavy discounts being offered by Flipkart and Snapdeal on the same day, followed by Amazon. Amazon has been taking their discounted deals pretty sophisticatedly.
They are not repeating the same mistake as done by Flipkart by opening all the deals at once. Amazon is opening a certain set of deals at a time and once they all are exhausted it opens another set after few hours. The same practice is expected to be followed till 16th Oct. Let us take a look at some of the best deals which have been offered on Amazon yet.

Transcend JetFlash 350 16GB

Transcend is one of the best brands of USB Drives, we have observed that it offers best transfer rate as compared to all the other brands like HP, Sony, Kingston, ScanDisk etc.. Hence getting a 16bGB USB drive under the price mark of 493 INR is a really good deal.

25% discount on Wireless Mouse

This kind of discounts are available on all the best wireless mouse including the famous Logitech M185 and other brands like Dell and Microsoft. All the mouse available under this discounted are categorized under popular brands, making it really luring offer for the consumers.

Top 5 Offer on Amazon Diwali Dhamaka Offer

Apple iPhone 5S at 28,000 INR

Now, the best deal on this smartphone was available at Snapdeal while competing with The Billion Day of Flipkart. Snapdeal was selling iPhone 5S at the price mark of 20,000 INR, which suddenly raised some good number of eye brows. After that deal, Amazon came up with the discounted offer of 28,000 which was only available in the initial 30 to 40 mins of the beginning of that deal. As soon as number of devices being bought started moving up, the discounted amount also started reducing.

Pisen Easy Power TS-D091 5000 mah Power Bank

This power Bank has the special feature of recognizing the device connected to it. Android devices and Apple devices have different current requirement associated with them. Hence, it is not necessary that a power bank which is compatible with Apple device may charge Android devices too. However, this power bank changes the current outflow after recognizing the requirements, hence it is compatible for both. Usually this one is available at the price of 1400 INR but with the discount you can get this one at 800 only.

JBL Headphones or earphones

A huge collection of all the JBL headphones and earphones has been discounted on Amazon for today. The average discount throughout all the accessories is 30% approximately. The stock under this offer is getting over really quickly and that is the reason why most of the headphones, show the status of ‘Only 1 Stock left’.
Well, these are all the discounts covered in the first three days of the sale, there are many more to come. Stay tuned to know more.
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Monday, 13 October 2014

Top 5 Deals on The Big Billion Day of Flipkart

Posted by Suhel Sayyad
The Big Billion Day is over and the overall experience of the users was not adequate on that Big Sale event. Flipkart invested a huge chunk of money in promoting this event, but it was not expecting such a huge response in return. One of the employees at Flipkart, discussed about this with me and mentioned a great example which helped to understand the problem at their end. As per them, the whole problem lied with the forecasting the traffic on The Big Billion Day. They expected the traffic and the frequency of sales to increase by 10 times, but the actual response was nearly 100 times, which screwed the experience for all the users on that day.
However, there were few good number of deals, which attracted lots of customers on Flipkart during that day. Allow us to tell you about the best 5 of them.

Xioami Power-bank 10400 mAh

This was something, for which many of us have been waiting for a very long period of time. Mostly this product is out of stock (something really common for all the Xioami products), however this gadget was available at approximately half its original price (nearly 430 INR) and hence this one was out of stock in less than 20 mins, when the sale started.

Top 5 Deals on The Big Billion Day of Flipkart

Moto X Gen 2

Motorola devices are only available on Flipkart and hence offering a whooping discount of 8000 INR on the exchange offer was another breath-taking deal on that day. This device is already placed under the price mark of 21,000 INR and after such discount you could buy this one at 13,000 INR.

Xiaomi Redmi 1S

Now this device is usually available only at Tuesdays and that too at the price of 5,999 INR. This price is itself pretty reasonable, especially looking at its configuration, but it was further discounted by 5%. Many of my friend bought Redmi 1S along with Xioami Powerbank at the total price of 6000 INR.

Moto G Gen 2

This is again a really popular device in this price range, most of the experts and reviewers have recommended this one as the best device in this price range. There was approximately 25% discount on that device and its final price was 8,999 INR.

Moto E

This device has been monopolizing this price range for a very long period of time now, until Xiaomi Redmi 1S arrived in the market. On The Big Billion Day, the discount of 1500 INR was offered on the usual selling price of 7,000 INR, which made it a great deal for the consumers searching for a low-end Android smartphone.
These discounts were really attractive, but just to let you know that they were financed by a bunch of equity firms which are funding Flipkart. As the Flipkart, promises in their apology letter that they will come up again with the same Sale event, but before that they will focus more on improving their IT infrastructure which will be able to incorporate such a huge traffic.
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Tuesday, 24 September 2013

iPad 5 And iPad Mini 2: New Feature And Release Date

Posted by Suhel Sayyad 2 Comments
Last year Apple announced three iPad one in the month of March(iPad 3) and two in the month of October(iPad 4 And iPad Mini). iPad 3 was the first Apple iPad to feature 9.7 inch retina display but it lacks some feature which were soon upgraded in iPad 4 later. On the other side iPad Mini was smaller size 7 inch tablet with no retina display.

According to the latest leaks this year we will see new iPad 5 and iPad Mini 2. Here we will share what new feature will come in them and their release date.

New Feature In iPad 4 And Mini 2:

Space Gray Color iPad:

Apple launched iPhone 5C and iPhone 5S in diffrent colors other than traditional black and white like green, blue, yellow, pink and gold. It seems like Apple will follow same trend on iPad also by launching iPad Mini 2 in space gray color.  This news seems to be confirm as lots of leaked photos around the web reveals iPad Mini 2 in space gray color. One of such photo you can see below.

iPad 5 And iPad Mini 2: New Feature And Release Date

A7 Chip Processor:

The newly launched dual core A7 chip in Apple iPhone 5S is expected to feature in both the iPad. Last year we see iPad Mini and iPad 4 were powered by different processor but this year it won't happen if online rumors are to be believed. This year A7 chip is expected to come in both whose processing speed is twice fast as iPad 4.

Retina Display:

People mostly don't prefer buying iPad Mini because it lacks retina display and further you can get it for just $100 more in full size iPad. But now people will have better choice to make as retina display is also expected to feature in iPad Mini 2.

Fingerprint Sensor:

Most talked feature of iPhone 5S, fingerprint sensor is also expected to come in both the iPad. With it you don't need to put passcode on your iPad instead your fingerprint on home button will verify. And further fingerprint verification will be used for making purchases through the App and iTunes Stores.

Other Feature:

The other feature in iPad 4 and iPad Mini 2 likely to remain same 5MP rear shooter, WI-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, internal storage up to 128GB and LTE for selected countries.

iPad 4 And Mini 2 Release Date:

In recent news Tim Cook, CEO Apple make statement at an earnings call said, "Our teams are hard at work on some amazing new hardware, software, and services that we can't wait to introduce this fall and throughout 2014". This clearly means company has something to launch this year itself and what it can be other then new iPad.

And as per all reports and analyst prediction the announce date of new iPad  seems  to be around mid of October 2013 and available by November 2013 in the market. Even French Web site MacGeneration claims that Apple will hold event on October 15. According to them, Apple will announce three new products iPad, iMacs and MacOS.

Author Bio:

This is a guest post from Rashmi Kapoor who is a blogger and loves writing about technology. Currently she writes about Samsung Galaxy Note 4 on her blog and enjoys doing that.
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Compatible Apps for iOS 7

Posted by Suhel Sayyad
Although the iOS 7 was just released September 18, various developers have already come up with apps that are compatible with the new operating system. This is welcome news for people who use specific apps for work and entertainment purposes.
Let us take a look at the early crop of apps that have been developed specifically for use with iOS 7…

Social Networking

When it comes to new iOS releases, Twitter and Facebook are always not too far behind to come up with apps to accompany the launch of a new iPhone operating system. While there are no significant changes in Twitter, its icons and navigation bars have been given a brighter and flatter look that is compatible with iOS2. On the other hand, Facebook has also adopted a flatter appearance, but it also includes navigation and toolbar which the user can directly access at the bottom of their iPhone's main screen. Twitterific adds a touch of whimsy by putting iOS 7 flares where suitable as well as provides tweet updates right in the iPhone's background.

Compatibile Apps for iOS 7

Notes Function

If you frequently jot notes down on your iPhone, there are four compatible apps to choose from. The layout of Simplenote has been simplified into an eye-friendly open design with big and thin text. Drafts also preferred to keep it simple by retaining their design but adding more convenient to use buttons and navigation bars. Evernote underwent a complete redesign to make their app easier to use, and brighter and cleaner to look at. Byword has fixed its custom keyboard so that it fits iOS 7 and has also adopted a flatter design.

Web Applications

While Chrome still looks the same as it previous versions, the icons have been made iOS 7 friendly with cleaner type. Mailbox also went for the flattened, streamlined style with its toolbars and buttons. Reeder 2 prefers to keep it simple by presenting a no-frills layout so as not to distract the user from the feeds he or she receives on the iPhone.

Reading Applications

Kindle has changed its appearance to make it visually compatible with iOS 7. These changes would include blurred backgrounds, thinner fonts, and folders that are exactly like the ones found on the actual Kindle device. Similar changes were made by The Huffington Post with their app. With the change in its logo design, Yahoo also underwent an app revamp with a now beautiful weather application. The app is also supportive of animated gifs and provides updated news alerts. On the other hand, The New York Times app went for big catchy headlines and photos over a cleaner layout that would instantly catch the eye. Instapaper has also gone for a simpler layout so as to make for a less cluttered reading experience. For the Digg app, a reader can download new stories off the Net directly into their background. While CNN has yet to unveil its new app, it is reportedly cleaner in layout with simple translucencies.

Discover more compatible applications for the iOS 7 today!

Author's Bio
Ilya Elbert is an SEO professional, small business owner, and technical support specialist that co-founded All IT Supported.
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Sunday, 25 August 2013

Top 5 Smartphones- Samsung, HTC, Apple, Motorola, Nokia

Posted by Suhel Sayyad 3 Comments
Your smartphone is the one thing that never leaves your side because it can do it all. But the best smartphones do everything well. A great handset takes amazing photos, offers a bright and crisp HD screen and has enough speed to help you multitask with ease. There’s also plenty of variety out there when it comes to software and the overall user experience.



The Samsung Galaxy S4 takes Android phones to the next level with an awesome camera, innovative gesture controls and best-in-class multitasking.



The curved aluminum HTC One isn't just the most attractive Android phone yet, it packs a quad-core processor, a fantastic low-light camera and booming stereo speakers. You can even use this device as a TV remote.



Apple’s top-notch device raises the bar for displays, camera quality, and voice control in a remarkably slim and sexy design.



Touchless voice controls, a quick-launch camera and a bevy of customization options make the Moto X an Android phone that stands out from the crowd.



The Windows Phone-powered Nokia Lumia 1020 is the ultimate camera phone, thanks to its 41-MP sensor, robust manual controls and bevy of photo Lens apps.
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Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Android Phone Must Use App

Posted by Suhel Sayyad
Android Phones are now at commonplaces. Continuing with such an situation, it is natural to talk about Android Phone Apps. There are many Android app in market, but their are few apps which are used commonly by many users. This article brings you a flavor of most commonly used applications.

Android Phone Must Use Apps Common Used Apps in Android

Top mobile phone applications are:

1. Facebook App

No Introduction required at all. The Facebook is one of the world’s most popular and highly visited sites. An average person spends a hour per day on Facebook. There are a lot of features that are offered by this app. This makes application preloaded with almost all mobile phone across all the major OS platforms.

2. Angry Birds Star Wars

Favorite games amongst many Android users. The game has captured the entire world by storm. This is a simple game that is based on some laws of physics. This game is available in various versions across all the leading platforms.

3. Google Drive

The application is built for those people who are working on their go. The application is built in such a way that it allows you to access and edit your documents, presentations and excel sheets anytime and anywhere. This app gives its users a satisfaction in their daily business activities.

4. MX Player

Most Loved Video Player by Android Users. This app is capable of playing various audio and video formats without any need for downloading codecs and plugins. There are many features related to video play which makes it app a user friendly ones and famous amongst its users.

5. Need For Speed Most Wanted

We have encountered Need For Speed (NFS) at some point of our lives. This exotic racing game from Electronic Arts has set the standards for the future racing games that will be based on mobile.

6. Twitter

This is another social media connectivity application where you can connect and share your views with the outside world. The application is capable of doing almost everything that you can perform on the website. This is how you can be connected with all your friends on the go.

7. APMobile

This is a major news application that is built for the iOS platform. This application shows content from major news websites of the world such as New York Times, etc. This app makes you people stay connected with latest news and findings across the globe.

8. LinkedIn

This is job and profile searching application that finds the best jobs and suitable networks that you must join in order to gain maximum exposure.

9. Temple Run 2

This is another game which is famous amongst many Android users.Many people spend hours behind playing Temple Run on their android phone. The second edition of this game has come up with many new graphical features which makes this game even more interesting.

There are still many apps which are not in the list but might be your favorite ones. Do comment below on those apps.

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Monday, 29 July 2013

AT&T HTC One Mini Press Photo Leaked

Posted by Suhel Sayyad
The new HTC One Mini was made official recently, and now it looks like the handset is headed to AT&T, as a press photo for the AT&T HTC One Mini has been leaked.

The HTC One Mini comes with a 4.3 inch HD display with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels, processing comes in the for of a dual core 1.4GHz QualComm Snapdragon 500 processor, plus 1gB of RAM and 16GB of built in storage.

HTC One Mini

Other specifications on the HTC One Mini include dual cameras, up front we have a 1.6 megapixel with a BSI sensor for video calls, on the back we have a HTC Ultrapixel camera with a BSI sensor and an F2.0 aperture and 28mm lens.
The HTC One Mini features Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, and comes with HTC Sensor and HTC Blinkfeed. There are no details on an official launch date for the handset with AT&T.

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Saturday, 27 July 2013

Samsung Galaxy S4 : Special Features

Posted by Suhel Sayyad

Easy Mode

To enable this mode, simply head to Settings > My Device > Home Screen Mode and you’ll be able to switch between your options (current mode and Easy mode).

 High Touch Sensitivity

To turn this setting on, simply head to Settings > My Device > Display > High-Touch Sensitivity > On.


Adaptive Sound

To turn on Adapt Sound, head to Settings > My Device> Sound > Adapt Sound and then follow the prompts.



Let the S4 choose your best photo

To access this mode, open up your camera app and then click the Mode button. From there, just choose the Best Shot option.
And while, sometime the “best” photo that it picks might not be the one you were thinking of, you can still scroll through the other 7 photos that were taken and choose them if need be.

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Monday, 22 July 2013

Nexus 7 Features and Photos

Posted by Suhel Sayyad
The new update of Nexus 7 has already appeared, but the press shots without all the reality of finger prints and real lighting can be fun to take a look at.


  • 1.5 GHz quad-core processor (Qualcomm Snapdragon 600)
  • 7-inch screen at 1920 x 1200
  • 4GB of RAM
  • 5MP rear and 1.2MP front-facing camera
  • 16 or 32 GB of storage
  • 4000 mAh battery
  • 802.11 a/b/g/n WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC
  • Wireless charging
  • Notification light
  • Slim port for 1080p video output
  • Android 4.3
It would have been nice to see Google provide $200 price point for the Nexus 7, however considering the features on this revised Nexus 7 it is actually a bit surprising that they are managing to impose $229.

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Friday, 19 July 2013

Snapseed Android App for improving image quality

Posted by Suhel Sayyad
Snapseed - screenshot thumbnail 
Snapseed for Android's interface is nearly identical to that of the iPad app. It's simple and clear, yet it packs in a lot of power and in-depth detail. After you open or shoot a photo, you'll see rectangles along the bottom of the screen (or along the side if you're in landscape orientation), which you can swipe through to choose edits, adjustments, and effects. Simple swiping gestures let you adjust contrast, brightness, and color; or you can have the program choose those automatically or choose control points in the image.
Snapseed is not your typical one-dimensional, tap-to-apply photo-editing app. This popular Google-made app is aimed at more discerning photographers, and packs all of the same photo-editing punch that helped make it famous on other platforms.
When you first fire up Snapseed, the app offers a sample photo and a quick tutorial of its myriad features. I highly suggest reading through the tutorial before diving in, since Snapseed employs a unique scheme of controls that isn't exactly intuitive. 
The gesture-based controls might be a little scary at first, but once you play around with them, you'll realize how perfectly they lend themselves to Snapseed's tools. To get started, just pick a tool to use, then swipe vertically to pick which specific attribute, like Brightness or Contrast, to work on. From there, you can swipe horizontally to increase or decrease the intensity of the effect.
A few of the tools, like Tilt-Shift and Crop, require extra tapping and pinching, but for the most part, Snapseed lets you enhance your photos using only swipes. Personally, I love the control scheme, as it adds an enjoyable tactile element to the photo editing, and makes it easy to experiment with both subtle and intense effects. The compare button on the top right lets you compare your 'shopped work with the original shot, which is critical since you can easily get lost in Snapseed's sea of adjustment combinations. Once you're done fine-tuning, you must confirm your work to save. And worry not, the app saves the adjusted photo as a copy, so your original shot is preserved in your device's gallery.
Snapseed's menu of adjustment tools is one of the most impressive I've seen in a mobile app. At first glance, it might look like there are only 13 to choose from, but once you dive in, you'll see that with the submenus, intensity scales (1 to 100), and different adjustment combinations the possibilities are almost endless.
The Automatic tool offers the quickest way to enhance your photos, with its instant color and contrast correction. It works well, and is a great entry-level way of making pics more vibrant before sharing. If you want to get a little more granular with your adjustments, you can fire up the Tune Image, Selective Adjust, and Details tools, which let you adjust attributes like Brightness, Contrast, Saturation, and White Balance. Here you can easily get lost in the number of adjustments and combinations available, so be careful.
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Sunday, 14 July 2013

HTC One 801e : Review

Posted by Suhel Sayyad
Beauty need not just be in the eyes of the beholder with the HTC One that seamlessly blends timeless class with post-modern functionality to present a phone that reshapes your smartphone experience. The device from the makers at HTC, the single GSM SIM smartphone runs on the Android (Jelly Bean) that is aided by the HTC BlinkFeed which molds your online and offline existence effortlessly feeding real time happenings right onto your home-screen. It is powered by a 1.7 Ghz Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 Quad Core processor with 2 GB RAM, this capacitive touch phone covets bragging rights with a 4.7 inch screen with full HD 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution. Juiced by a Li-Polymer 2300 mAh battery, the phone can give you up to 27 hours on 2G networks.

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HTC One 801e

A picture speaks a thousand words and the camera that takes the picture is what makes it. The HTC One captures 300 per cent more light in each frame with the HTC UltraPixel 4 MP front camera and a 2.1 megapixel secondary camera that brings ultimate clarity and detail in each lifelike photo. The phone that supports full HD recording as well automatically captures up to 20 photos and one three second video for every picture, revolutionizing the meaning of dynamic photography. The HTC Video Highlights crafts its own video show of any event which is completely customizable and easily shareable as well.
Talk about intelligence, the innovative Sense Voice on the HTC One are built to reduce loud ambient noises to boost in-call voice for clarity beyond all expectations. And the BoomSound with dual frontal stereo speakers with built-in amplifiers is an audiophile’s delight with music transfer with so less distortion and so much more detail. 
With an internal storage capacity of 32 GB, the HTC One is all about connectivity with GPRS, EDGE, 3G, Wi-Fi, DLNA and bluetooth apart from a microUSB port to transfer media and a 3.5 mm audio jack as well. A phone that is built with zero gap construction and tapered edges for a smooth yet firm grip, the HTC One is one smartphone that guarantees nothing less than the very best.
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