8 Feb 2016

Spot Nearby Friends

Facebook: Easy to locate your friends; just click Nearby Friends feature!

Facebook always provide something new and advance and to add to the basket here is another feature for Android and IOS Faebook App. Company launched Nearby Friends in 2014, which lets you see who is close to you but for this you and your friend have to enable the functionality first.

Nearby Friends was created by the Glancee location sharing app team led by Andrea Vaccari that Facebook acquired in 2012. It adds a list of nearby friends to Facebook’s iOS and Android app. It will also send notifications if you come within a short distance of a friend, and if someone shares their precise location with you, you’ll see it on a map.

To get your location, Facebook will frequently pull your GPS coordinates. To minimize battery drain, it will read your accelerometer and not pull location as often if you’re staying still. Facebook’s testing says Nearby Friends 0.3% to 0.4% per hour. This is less than the 0.7% per hour.

Before we give you more details, lets first see how to enable this feature...

Faebookapp >> click on more icon button (in the bottom-right corner) >> click on Nearby Friends (located just above “nearby places”)

Spot Nearby Friends

What’s so good about it?

It’s Optional:

Company take a note to emphasize that the feature is entirely optional so it’s off by default and even if we turn it on, we have to choose what groups of friends to share our location with so that’s means both the parties have to have the feature turned on to get the proper proximity of location.

Share and Care:

If you care to use this feature then probably it can save your money. Like the company said, two friends were on landed on same airport but from a different flight. When they used this feature, they shared same Taxi to reach their destinations. Now is it worth a Try?

Minimum Battery Use:

Facebook says that the feature uses minimal battery life as the consumption is about 0.4 percent of your phone battery per hour. Similarly, if the battery is below 20 percent then the feature stops and also push notification gets limited. Nearby friends will notify when your friend is visiting your city.

Helping Tool:

It does not buzz every time like when you go for your work and have colleagues nearby. Nearby Friends is all about helping you find friends with this helping Facebook find you as it tracks location in every 15 minutes or so.  If you are under 18 then you won’t get access to this feature. This is a big help to parents.
Meeting your long lost friend is easier now. This feature is a must try. Tell your friend to enable and see how it works.

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Author: EshikaPunjabi

16 Jan 2016

What’s next to Expect from Apple?

The next thing which all Apple fans and other are expecting from Apple is iPhone 7. What are we supposing to come along with iPhone 7 is it more storage space, higher resolutions, screen size, additional mega pixels in camera and lots more. Along with Apple there is Samsung who is giving tough fight in market with launch of Samsung Galaxy 7.

What’s next to Expect from Apple?

Let’s have look over the buzzes from sources

Screen Size updates 

Apple always plays with screen size on its upgraded versions and users always accept it with love and excitement. It is said screen size is same as iPhone 6 and 6s and upgraded with 4k display panel. This innovation would surely gain lot of eyes and add more Apple users in the list. Name of the model can be iPhone 7c as per sources.

Camera Resolution

In iPhone 6S and 6S plus user are able to record 4k video and they are able to play on HD screen too. What if 4k videos are played on a 4k handset screen? Imagine the display quality with sharpness and color combinations. Concept of QHD screen is also being discussed as most of the Android devices are already loaded with this QHD screen. Let’s hope that Apple gives one step ahead from QHD screen display. Camera resolution is at paramount with launch of recent models, thus there can be a minor change in the quality or mega pixels. As of now currently Apple has 12MP. We hope the latest model to showcase 16 MP to give tough competition to Samsung S6 and S7. 

What's next to Expect from Apple

No more Cord for Charging

This is one of the best twists in technology which one can expect in upcoming model, yes it is wireless charging. Apple fans are always disappointed with cord length and pin getting scratched at times. Currently Samsung S6 has already taken one step ahead on this note. 

IPhone with Curved Display

Samsung again has wowed us by showcasing S6 Edge notifications along with curved screen innovation. Let’s see if Apple is going to copy and paste same thing or there would be something curve technique with some twist by Apple. The twist in innovation with curve technology will surely impress Apple fans. IPhone 7 with curves or same as previous? Still a query!!

Bye to 16GB Models

With launch of IOS 8 users who were with 16GB models were having memory issues as there was 5.7 GB IOS update. After iPhone 5 launch no more 8GB models similarly we are supposing after launch of iPhone 7 there would be no more 16GB models. 32GB model starting with iPhone 7, will it be Thumbs up or Thumbs down?

More with Touch ID

Along with Touch ID Apple has taken bio-metrics to one more level up with iris recognition. Now scan your eye to unlock your iPhone, Amazing Apple. Blink and unlock iPhone, Blink and purchase an app from App store.

These are some of the may or may not be featured updated in iPhone 7.

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Author: Aakar Gupte

13 Jan 2016

What’s new with IOS 9.3?

What’s new with IOS 9.3?

Before official released of IOS 9.3 users can also use the beta version which is available on Apple site, you just need to visit http://beta.apple.com from your IOS device and download profile which would help you to get the hands on beta version. 

So what does IOS 9.3 brings in for Apple Users?

Here are some of the highlights regarding password protected notes, more or less changes in personalized news app experience and the most exciting is night mode. Let’s have in-depth look over these features. 

Night Shift View

While its night time and you want to adjust your brightness accordingly as per your eyes, Apple has come up with new update in this IOS 9.3 which helps user to automatically adjust night view mode. As per sources Apple has stated “Because of many studies over bright blue light exposure has cause damage to circadian rhythms and thus makes it harder for the person to fall asleep at night”. Smart way in update is you can also schedule your night shift settings.

What’s new with IOS 9.3?

How would I do it? Will there be a new menu in settings?

No, there is no new menu item being added this night shift is additional feature to Display and brightness screen.

What’s new with IOS 9.3?

These settings are very easy to use and self-explanatory.

Notes secured with Touch ID

Your emotions, feelings or some random thoughts are always there on notes and you don’t want any of your friends or relatives to have a look on to notes nor on the title of the notes. In this update you get your notes protected with password or Touch ID. You can easily add this by traversing through Settings>Notes> Password protection. Either you enter a password or use Touch ID

What’s new with IOS 9.3?

This won’t protect the overall notes app but this would only protect the notes which you have selected. Here are the steps
·      Open a note
·      Click on the share icon arrow button
·      Select pass protected option
·      Enter password to protect your note
Now whenever you access the note, you would be asked for password. That’s IT!!

What’s new with IOS 9.3?

News App Redefined

With minor UI and interface changes news app is updated with IOS 9.3. As per your interest in topics like business, finance, technology news engine would suggest you articles. You can also view article directly from the news feed without opening the particular article. When it comes to iPhone, users can also view the same content in landscape mode also, it will allow you to check preview of article before you want to read it actually. 

What’s new with IOS 9.3?

Additional Quick Actions

This is only update for the users who are having 3D Touch series of Apple iPhones. Owners of 6s and 6s plus can gain access to a mini menu over the application. Mini menu would include the basic app shortcuts as per app basics features.

Example Settings app would have: Battery, Wi-Fi, Wallpaper, and Bluetooth in mini menu.

What’s new with IOS 9.3?

Extra hand to Health App

With the debut of IOS 8 Apple launched health app which helps in calculating heartbeats, steps, calories and lots more. It can also integrate with any third party health gear device. With this update user would get clear picture as there would be a list of apps that would be compatible with health app. Now for every activity like sleep, workout, weight there is list of third party compatible apps. 

What’s new with IOS 9.3?

That’s superb as of now so are there any more additions?

Yes, how can we forget SIRI, now SIRI supports Hebrew, Malay and Finnish.
Minor updates are:
  • Apple Watch OS 2.2, iPhone and IOS 9.3 would be compatible with more than one Apple watch.
  •  Apple pay is also now ease as there is small icon which helps to open the associated app linked.

We hope the above features would be final in the public release too. Shout out your comments on which feature you like the most expected to be there.

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Author: Aakar Gupte 

10 Jan 2016

Say “NO” to Headphones Tangling with iPhone 7

When it comes to innovation Apple is prominent among all other mobile brands. Let’s say either it’s a slow motion video, Finger print scan, latest 3D touch with iPhone6s and lot’s more innovative concepts. They also made a unique design of its headphones with launch of iPhone5 and 5s. As per the latest resources Apple Inc. is in process of prototyping a unique set of Bluetooth earphones as an additional accessory to be launched with iPhone 7. Both the new Earphones are completely wireless and there is no common shared wire between the left and right earphone. 

Currently in the development segment it is expected that a noise cancelling microphone system would also be integrated so user can access Siri without using any remote. Earphones size is being worked upon as of now which would be quite similar to that of Motorola and Bragi. These earphones would have built in configuration to manage incoming and outgoing calls. “Airpods” trademark is being already registered by Apple to name this accessory distinctive from others. They won’t be a part of iPhone 7 accessory kit but would share the same date of launch. These ear pods would be sold separately and iPhone 7 would not include headphone jack as it would be connected wireless with ear pods. 

So now the question arise here is, Are those ear pods rechargeable? Yes, it may or may not be as currently the development phase is ongoing and hardware is yet to be decided. As per the latest sources there are some battery life concerns which are being worked upon because as per the designs earphones would have wireless chips and individual batteries. On an average 4 hours battery life is supported. This would surely disappoint music lovers.

Still the design of iPhone 7 is not being finalized by Apple and it is expected to release on September 2016. Mobile case maker source says Apple is testing three altered designs for iPhone 7 with thinner look in the body design.

Here’s how the ear phones would look like.

Say “NO” to Headphones Tangling with iPhone 7

The above is the design of Motorola Hint Handset. 

Apple fans can set their expectations high these year too.

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Author: Aakar Gupte

27 Feb 2014

S before 5 or after 5??

S before 5 or after 5?? Samsung Galaxy S5 vs Apple iPhone 5s

Yes you got it.is it iPhone 5S or newly launched Samsung galaxy S5..trending the market.
Samsung has recently launched S5 in order to maintain the market trend with latest technology upgraded into S5. iPhone 5S is latest product by Apple Inc in the market.
So what’s make iPhone 5S better or Samsung S5.
We know that Apple has added it’s powerful A7 chip in iphone 5S giving it the best of performance. Apple has added 1GB RAM to balance the performance provided to user. Whereas S5 has 2.5Ghz Snapdragon 801 processor, with 2GB RAM. S5 has 432ppi and display of 1080p making the best display over the screen, Apple is famous for retina display which is being introduced 362ppi retina display which is less capable on terms of display only auto brightness is best.
Samsung keeps the size increasing in next model and so do Apple inc, but this time Samsung S5 has added 5.1 inch display with plastic casing. The rear casing is creative so that accidental slips are avoided.  Now talking about iPhone 5S it has textured aluminium design giving a rich feel, it has 4inch display.
This is what makes a difference between these two rival products. IOS 7 is installed in iPhone 5S which is slick , and has flat UI and much easy to use. S5 runs on KitKat version 4.4, not much attractive neither good looking as compare to IOS 7.
5S has 1560 mAh battery, it last for randomly 2 weeks on standby but actually on use the battery drains down faster than HTC ONE and LG G2. S5 has 2800 mAh battery and also have additional power saver mode that brings power to absolute minimum level when activated.
The best feature that makes iPhone 5S at top is the touch ID feature. User can rest finger on the home button and it would be used to unlock your phone. M7 motion co-processor due to which fitness tracker catches up moments without affecting the battery life.
S5 also adds in finger print ID, late but it added. It has one amazing feature .i.e. heart monitor, it also has download booster which combine 4G and wi-fi for the extra speed while surfing. It’s DUST proof and WATER resistant.
S before 5 or after 5?? Samsung Galaxy S5 vs Apple iPhone 5s

iPhone 5s has isight camera of 8 MP giving the best performance ever in the Apple family, it is far better to S4 and HTC ONE, iphone 5S gives healthy experience. Video shooting on iPhone 5S gives a quality of video 1080p it also has secondary camera 1.2 MP.
S5 has double the MP of iPhone 5S, it has 16MP. It takes picture in 0.3 seconds, it also has HDR mode. It shoots video upto 4k, front camera of 2.1 MP.

Apple iPhone 5S is launched prior to this S5 and many users has acquainted with Apple products. For the comeption part S5 has added with touch ID sensor not so attractive feature as we can find this in Iphoen 5S.
Only one thing best at fitness is heart rate monitor app that would make heart beat calculate. Apple inc trying more with Nike+ to add in fitness apps more in IOS versions.
When it comes to friendly, handy and style iPhone 5s is the answer, when it comes to shoot video S5 takes it.
Samsung late but finally with touch ID.

Author : Aakar Gupte 

20 Feb 2014

Facebook buys WhatsApp for $19 billion!!!

What a news for today…!!!
Facebook buys WhatsApp for $19 billion!!!

Facebook agreed to buy WhatsApp, the mobile messaging startup for $19 billion in cash and stock. The deal bolsters the world’s biggest social network by adding the 450 million users of WhatsApp, which will get operated independently with its own board. It is Facebook’s biggest deal and comes less than two years after Mark Zuckerberg’s firm raised $19 billion in the richest tech sector public stock offering.

WhatsApp will continue to operate independently and will maintain its brand. Co-Founder and CEO Jan Koum is ready to join Facebook's board of directors. Koum, the fellow Co-Founder Brian Acton and WhatsApp employees will receive an extra $3 billion (about £1.79b, AU$3.3b) in restricted stock over the next four years.

Facebook promised to keep the WhatsApp brand and service and pledged a $1 billion cash break-up fee were the deal to fall through. The acquisition supports Facebook and WhatsApp’s shared mission to bring more connectivity and utility to the world by delivering core Internet services efficiently and affordably. With this partnership, it will provide WhatsApp the flexibility to grow and expand and the rest of the team more time to focus on building a communications service that is as fast, affordable and personal as possible.

WhatsApp will stay an independent company. But as a partner of Facebook, it will be able to focus purely on growth for longer. The Facebook founder said there are mutual benefits to be had from the two companies being connected yet remaining independent. WhatsApp will surely maintain its Mountain View headquarters and the company's core messaging product will stay apart from Facebook Messenger. The Messenger will continue to function as a standalone app.

In the past, much of the spread of the Internet has happened on desktop computers. But now as the majority of new Internet users get connected through smart phones, which are expected to outnumber PCs soon. The messaging services like, Line in Japan, WeChat in China are the important apps for many of the new smart phone users.

What's more, WhatsApp "exciting" product road map will not change, and Koum noted more features will arrive in the next 12 to 24 months.

Author : Iman Majeed

19 Feb 2014

Samsung Galaxy S5- What more you can ask for!!!

Samsung Galaxy S5- What more you can ask for!!!

Ever since the announcement of Samsung's 'Unpacked 5' event in early February, the buzz around the Galaxy S5 has reached a new height on the internet, with numerous reports surrounding the smart phone's features confusing fans on what to expect from the upcoming device.
To get a better perspective on the Galaxy S5's specifications, I have leafed through numerous reports and have pieced together a list of probable features, which are likely to come in the Samsung phone.

Smart Features:

Fingerprint Sensor

According to recent reports, Samsung is including a fingerprint sensor in the home button of the smart phone and not in the display as was suggested by many recently. The users will need to swipe their finger on the button to register the print. This proves that Samsung is still using physical and capacitive buttons in its flagship. The sensor will be different from the touch fingerprint scanner that Apple has included in iPhone 5, as it will detect swipes across it.  

Samsung Galaxy S5- What more you can ask for!!!

The development of its own sensor allows the company to have more control over production, which ensures that it will have enough components to meet demand for the device (Galaxy S5 is expected to sell millions of units, same as its predecessors).

Samsung has integrated the fingerprint sensor throughout Galaxy S5 software; so in addition to unlocking their phone, the users will also be able to open apps (by assigning app shortcuts to fingerprints) or do some other task. The phone will support a total of 8 fingerprints. Samsung is also introducing something called Private Folder and Private Mode, where users will be able to hide their apps, widgets and other content, which will only be accessible after swiping the registered fingerprint. 

           Also See : Samsung S5 with Finger Scanner?

To open and close your Personal Folder and Private Mode, you will then need to swipe your registered finger over the home key after tapping on the home key, or you can simply use a different security method, like the pattern unlock or security PIN. It will enable you to verify your Samsung account using your fingerprint and will also enable you to sign into different websites, without requiring you to enter your username or password ever again.


It was rumored that the fifth generation Galaxy S device would boast a top-of-the-line 16.0-megapixel main camera. It was expected to feature with ISOCELL technology with OIS (Optical image stabilization), loss-less zoom facility and 4K resolution video taking capability. 
Samsung Galaxy S5- What more you can ask for!!!

But putting all rumors to rest, Samsung has confirmed that its next Galaxy flagship will feature a new "reflector-integrated flash LED" that will lend it some specific results. The new Galaxy S5 LED flash will provide the phone's camera with a wider field of view, even in small spaces and through better daylight and nighttime photos as Samsung has claimed.

Samsung reportedly features its own optics and diffusion features. The new LED flash will come to devices starting in March, after Samsung unveils the Galaxy S5 to the masses at MWC 2014.

Price Details

Samsung is planning to lower its Galaxy S5 price as compared to previous galaxies. Sources have claimed that the upcoming Galaxy S5's premium variant (metal) would cost €800, whereas the plastic model would hold a price-tag of around €650. Now, let’s see that what final price is of Samsung galaxy S5.

So, these were some of the features which are eye-catching in the much awaited Galaxy S5.

Author : Iman Majeed

Finally India blessed with 4G, thank you Airtel

Today’s smart phones are useless if they don’t have data connection, with Indian market being always late on technology finally Bharti Airtel launched 4G mobile services in bangalore.

Finally India blessed with 4G, thank you Airtel.

On Friday Bharti Airtel with joined statement with Apple announced the launch of 4G services. But now the question is there are very rare phones in Indian market that support 4G, as of now the only phone supporting 4G is iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C . these phones supports 2300 MHZ TD-LTE band that is used by Airtel for 4G, other phone Ascend P1 LTE is also supporting 4G which is Airtel’s Co-branded.

As of now the 4G services is only provided to “Apple” phones.
For the 3G user here is the news, you would be able to get 4G mobile net speed with existing rates of 3G plan. For the users to access this services active 2G and 3G user have to upgrade to a 4G sim card.

Airtel added that data would browse by 4G network, where as voice calls would be directed by 2G/3G networks. A 4G data plan for the user to flow the use of data would cost 1000Rs for 10GB data.  

In 2014 an initiative by Airtel for 4G services, but only for the Apple user as of now.

We hope to get 4G services to all over India by end of 2014.

Let’s wait or the review of 4G from the Apple users. 

Author : Aakar Gupte

SlickLogin-The Sound based password system for Google

The internet giant Google is acquiring SlickLogin, an Israeli developer of sound-based password alternative, in an "acqui-hiring deal", which means SlickLogin's staff, and knowledge will be integrated into Google, SlickLogin confirmed the deal.
SlickLogin-The Sound based password system for Google

SlickLogin was founded less than a year back. The company is based on a novel idea to enable end users to log-in easily into password-protected websites by using a uniquely generated sound. The service was built to be used either as a password replacement or as a secondary, 2-Factor authentication layer on top of a traditional password. The company wrapped their product into a small, compact, closed Beta after debuting it at Disrupt, and had not yet opened it up to everyone when they were acquired.

Over the few years, we have witnessed a rise in the number user id's being compromised and that's where SlickLogin is aiming at. It mostly allows you to log in to a website on your PC while holding your phone within a few inches away from it. It uses numerous protocols to verify your phone's exact position: Wi-Fi, NFC, Bluetooth and GPS.

The company is yet to launch a commercial product and accrued clients, so the whole deal actually represents an acquisition of the technology itself. No financial figures of the transaction were disclosed.

The service is not made public, let’s wait and watch for this new tech update.

Author : Iman Majeed

18 Feb 2014

Say, “OK Google”

Google has allowed you to speak your search to it on the desktop and mobile devices for some time, but now it has gone much smarter — talking back to you and continuing the conversation you started. The idea is that your devices — smart phone or desktop, will apparently be constantly listening for the “OK Google!!” command.
Say, “OK Google”
When you will say this command then it will definitely know that you want to search something. For Google, all things voice now starts with “Ok Google” or “Ok Glass.” With Android KitKat on flagship phones like the Moto X and Nexus 5, voice recognition is not just something you have to start with a click. It is always listening to you and is waiting for you to talk to it.

                       Also See : Google updates its Search Filter

The “Ok” command is already used as a part of Google Glass in a similar way (“OK Glass”) and it only works when you actually touch the device. It is interesting to know how desktop computers and mobile devices are supposed to be voice activated. But as both are often constantly being touched, it is more likely the microphone will just stay on and listening until there is a lapse in activity.

Earlier talking to gadgets used to sound weird. It felt like talking to an inanimate object that barely understands what you want. The early voice recognition tools were also limited; it took Zen-like focus on your pronunciation and ensuring that you more or less stuck with the approved commands to get them to work.

But now times have changed and this change is clearly visible through “OK Google” and “Ok Glass”. What Google’s voice commands enable you to do on the phone (and in the Chrome browser) today, is pretty impressive. Ask it “Call Mum” and it will do that. It will open web pages for you, will answer complex questions all thanks to Google’s massive repository of data in the Knowledge Graph, will set up appointment and reminders, translate words and phrases and send emails and texts.

You will be able to say, “OK Google! Answer me, will it be rainy in Paris?” and you can get an easy reply. And, you will be able to continue the conversation and just follow up with “how far is coffee shop from here?”

If you want to know weather of a place and get Google to tell you the answer. See, it will understand where you are, so “here” is already known without having to say a place name. Or if you just searched for “weather,” then it can guess that you want weather for another city even if you do not say the word “weather.”

This is a masterpiece creation by Google and will be surely accepted by users in the coming times.

Author : Iman Majeed                                         Source : Ok_Google

16 Feb 2014

Nokia in the race of Android Smartphones …

Nokia was once the king of cellphones in promising markets. But now it has lost ground because it was dawdling to respond to Android's popularity in many parts of the world. In India, where Nokia's phones had big share of cellphone sales just a few years ago, Android was installed on 93% of new smartphones shipped there last year.
 Nokia in the race of Android Smartphones …

The company can help support the cost of combating Apple and Google in a field where its own operating system frankly isn't that competitive. It remains to be positive if this approach will work. Microsoft may want this device to be successful.

The rumored budget range Nokia device that's expected to run Android codenamed "Normandy" will supposedly make its way to market at the very feasible price of around $110. Still the company has not officially announced but we can think over it and about its race in android phones.

                  Also See : Shall we expect Nokia with Android ?

Expected Features:

Display:  4.0-inch TFT screen with 480x800p (WVGA) resolution,

Processor: 1GHz Snapdragon 200 series dual-core

OS: Android v4.4.2 KitKat OS

Camera: 5.0-megapixel

RAM: 512MB

Storage: 4GB inbuilt memory (expandable up to 32GB)

Battery: 1500 mAh

Add ons: Dual-SIM,microSD card slot, Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n), Bluetooth v4.0 with A2DP, A-GPS, Nokia store apps with third party Android applications. 

Nokia will have advantage of both OS windows and Android.

But before you get too excited, the Normandy will apparently not be able to support Google Play, and instead will run its own app store powered by Nokia, featuring well-liked apps such as Skype, Facebook, Twitter and others. The device will come with apps and services created by Nokia and Microsoft, along with a separate app store featuring Android apps differently.

On February 24 Nokia has scheduled a press event for the first day of MWC

Be in touch, for the expected announcements from all major vendors and more updates.
Author : Nisha Nankani


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