Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Panasonic T31 launched in India for Rs 7,990

Panasonic has launched a low cost Android smartphone, called Panasonic T31, in India for Rs 7,990. It is the cheapest smartphone in Panasonic's stable.

The Panasonic T31 has a 4 inch display with 480 x 800 pixel resolution. It is based on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean and runs on a 1.3 GHz dual core processor from MediaTek, supplemented by 512 MB RAM. Besides, the T31 has 4 GB internal storage of which 2 GB approximately would be available to the users.

The storage can be further expanded up to 32 GB via a micro SD card. The handsets has Dual SIM connectivity with 3G, WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity as well. The Panasonic T31 comes with a 3.2 megapixel camera at the back while a 0.3 megapixel is in its front. It has a 1300 mAh battery.

Other Features:
- Dual SIM slots, 2G and 3G connectivity
- White and blue-black color options
- Dimensions at 122 x 64.4 x 11.95 millimeters
- 120g weight
- Screen: 4”, 480 x 800p resolution touchscreen
- Operating System: Android Jelly Bean 4.2.2
- Processor: Dual Core1.3 GHz CPU
- Camera: 3.2MP, VGA quality webcam
- Resolution: WVGA 480 x 800 pixel resolution
- Memory: 512MB RAM, 4GB ROM, up to 32GB microSD support
- Battery: 1300mAh battery for 9.5 hours talk time on 3G

Saturday, October 26, 2013

New Asha Nokia 500 for Rs 6100

The new Asha series of devices go a step ahead in terms of design, interface and value offering to keep all three devices under the $100 (Rs 6100) mark before local taxes. The new Asha 500 is the most affordable priced at $69 (Rs 4285), Asha 502 for $89 (Rs 5500) and finally Asha 503 for $99 (Rs 6100).

Design:
Like the other Asha series handsets, the new phones have also the same Lumia design elements. With clean front and back panel, the new Asha 500, Asha 502 and Asha 503 sport Lumia-eseque design carrying ahead the legacy of the Asha 501

Nokia has used a new crystal clear glass panel over the previously textured back panel to offer more premium and rich look to these entry level devices. Almost two mm layer of the glass panel stuck together with plastic back panel can be easily removed. Just like the Asha 501, the three new Asha devices will also have interchangeable back covers just in case the user is feeling festive.

The new Asha series handsets though do not have the physical back button in the front; instead they now have a capacitive button. Other keys remain the same at the right side - volume control and power key. With several colour options, it is difficult to spot out the Asha 502 from Asha 503 and Asha 500. The easiest way is to look at the back side.

The Asha 500 features a 2 megapixel camera without any flash and there are no other obstructions except the button like surface to rest thumb while pushing back the rear panel to open it. Also the Asha 500 features a 2.8 inch display and supports 2G network with dual-SIM as well as single SIM options. Nokia has packed a 1200 mAh battery to offer great run time.

Both Asha 502 and Asha 503 come with 5 megapixel camera at the back with LED flash. The only way spot the difference is that the Asha 502 has slightly different camera-LED flash placements. The Asha 503 has minimalistic back and is also 4.04-inch taller than other two phones. The new Asha 502 and Asha 503 devices feature a 3-inch display with a capacitive back button in the front.

Out of these three devices, the Asha 502 will be offered only in dual-SIM version. The Asha 500 and Asha 503 will be offered in both dual-SIM as well as single-SIM versions.

Asha improvements
Nokia has also updated the Asha software platform for the new Asha 500, Asha 502 and Asha 503 devices. The new Asha interface includes a quick access to the camera app right from the single upward swipe gesture from the lock screen. As always, Nokia continues to promote the Asha series as the single swipe access experience.

The phones come with a new camera app that offer several interesting options including - live filters. The live filters can be accessed by a long press on the screen in the camera app interface. Then the settings menu will show up from the bottom. On scrolling down the settings offers the Live Filter options followed by the resolution choices.

Fastlane has been updated to become more interactive and will show important bits of information for the social networking apps. Details such as Likes and Comments will easily be visible in the Fastlane panel. The Fastlane is accessible with a single swipe from the lock screen that shows the notifications of the new messages, missed calls and more. Even the Glance screen shows these notifications.

The Fastlane now integrates information about apps used in past and present in more comprehensive manner. The Facebook and Twitter updates show up with responses on either of the updates. There is a single press access to the app directly from the Fastlane panel.

A new version of WhatsApp will be made available for the Asha series as well. The new WhatsApp app will allow sharing images, voice messaging and group chat functionality as well. Apart from that, there are several pre-loaded apps that will offer the Asha 500, Asha 502 and Asha 503 mobile phones ready to use out of the box.

Nokia is working with developers to bring most smartphone level apps to be re-coded for Java platform and then make it usable over the Asha software platform devices. The Asha 500, Asha 502 and Asha 503 really feel great in hands and are very comfortable to use with a single hand.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Micromax A250 Canvas Turbo launched for Rs 19,990

The Micromax A250 Canvas Turbo or the Wolverine phone as it will be known due to its brand ambassador, gets an all new design compared to the Canvas 4. Micromax is hoping for better luck with the Turbo as their earlier hyped flagship didn’t go down too well with everyone. The A250 gets all the upgrades that we expected along with a very crucial sub-20K price point. The lack of expandable memory is one factor which might be a pain point for the phone but apart from this, it seems like a good offering considering the specifications alone. We can’t say much for the design as all the images of the handset appear to be renders rather than an actual shot of the phone so we’ll reserve our judgement on that till we get our hands on it. 

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Friday, October 18, 2013

Mobile TV catching up with Indian users

According to a recent Nielsen report, viewing video on smartphones is gaining grounds in Asia. But more importantly, among those watching videos on handsets, the engagement level is very high. Though markets like Hong Kong and Singapore saw close to 50% viewers accessing videos on handset, India has seen about 8% of viewers accessing video.

According to the International Data Corporations (IDC) AP Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, vendors in India shipped a total of 93 lakh smartphones in the second quarter of 2013, compared with 35 lakh units in the corresponding period of 2012. Mobile TV is becoming an app-driven industry, with Mobile TV apps having seven times more exposure than mobile TC+V Websites. This trend is evident with all major channels launching apps for some of their popular programmes.

Take, for instance, the Big Boss app created by Colors for the last session. The last show, Big Boss Season 6 app was downloaded at least half-a-million-times.

The channel is expecting that Big Boss Season 7 app to be downloaded by at least one million times in 30-45 days of the launch.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Websites can track your secrets

Several of Internet's top websites use device fingerprinting technology to track users without their knowledge, a new study has revealed.

Accroding to the study by KU Leuven-iMinds researchers, 145 of the Internet's 10,000 top websites use hidden scripts to extract a device fingerprint from user's browsers.

The device fingerprinting or browser fingerprinting circumvents legal restrictions imposed on the use of cookies and ignores the Do Not Track HTTP header.

The method of tracking digital fingerprint is the practice of collecting properties of PCs, smartphones and tablets to identify and track users, and include screen size, version of installed software and plugins along with installed fonts.

The study revealed that device fingerprinting targets either Flash, the ubiquitous browser plugin for playing animations, videos and sound files, of JavaScript, a common programming language for web applications.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Josh Mobiles launches cheapest Android phone

The Josh Fortune Square is based on older but powerful Android Gingerbread 2.3.5 operating system and offers a 3.5 inch display. It is powered by a single core processor running at 1 GHz and has a dedicated graphics chip as well. The smartphone comes with 256 MB RAM and has 90 MB of internal storage only. But one can expand its memory to up to 32 GB using a micro SD card.

It has a 3.5 inch display with 480 x 320 pixel resolution and capacitive touch input system supporting multi touch as well. The Josh Fortune Square has a 2 megapixel rear camera which is also capable of recording videos.

The handset comes ready with dual Sim GSM connectivity with 2.5G networks supported over the primary SIM. The device also has Bluetooth and WiFi. There is a 1450 mAh battery pack for powering up the device.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Launch of 4 Dual-SIM Lenovo Smartphones in India

The smartphone profile has been recently expanded by the world renowned electronics company, Lenovo by launching 4 Lenovo Android dual SIM smartphones. The models are namely A850, A516, A369i and A269i. This is the A series of Lenovo’s smartphone portfolio.

Price

The prices of the 4 Lenovo Android dual SIM smartphones are different in India. The A269i model has a price of Rs.5,499. The Lenovo A369i costs Rs.6,999. Meanwhile the other two models are a bit costly. The A850 will be available at Rs.15,999 whereas the price of Lenovo A516 is Rs.10,999. Every model will be available in October at all leading stores of India.

Specifications

These 4 Lenovo Android dual SIM smartphones have got several features which differ with their models and price range.  The Lenovo A850 has a display of 5.5iches. It comprises of wide view 178degrees IPS technology. It is expected to provide clear images. A quad-core processor of 1.3GHz has been provided with it along with the Android Jelly Bean 4.2 expertise.

An inbuilt storage capacity of 4GB is present with an expandable memory of 32GB. A rear camera of 5megapixels is provided with the gadget. It has no front camera and flash.  White and black are the two variants which will be available with Lenovo A850.

The Lenovo Android dual SIM smartphones are expected to provide better image stabilization and picture quality with their IPS technology. Lenovo A516 also has the same processor and Android version as that of the A850 model. But the display is shorter: 4.5inches. All the other specifications remain unaltered. This model will come in white and charcoal gray colours.

The A369i Lenovo model will be accessible only in black. The RAM will be of 512MB with a display of 4inches.  With price the 4 Lenovo Android dual SIM smartphones also has a decrease in their screen dimensions.

Lenovo has not officially spoken about the expandable storage details, Android version and the camera of this particular gadget.  Meanwhile the A269i has a dual-core processor of 1GHz with a display of 3.5inches. This handset will also be available in single colour: black. The display resolution of the 4 Lenovo Android dual SIM smartphones has not been confirmed by the company. 

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Monday, October 14, 2013

Self Management

You are responsible for everything that happens in your life. Learn to accept total responsibility for yourself. If you do not manage yourself, then you are letting others have control of your Life. These tips will help "you" manage "you."

Here is a list of things that help you in self management and which will in turn lead you to the path of success: -

  • Look at every new opportunity as an exciting and new-life experience.

  • Be a professional who exhibits self-confidence and self-assurance in your potential to complete any task.
  • Agree with yourself in advance that you will have a good attitude toward the upcoming task.

  • Frequently ask, "Is what I am doing right now moving me toward my goals?"

  • Do it right the first time and you will not have to take time later to fix it.

  • Accept responsibility for your job successes and failures. Do not look for a scapegoat.

  • Do not view things you do as a "job." View all activities as a challenge.

In self management use your subconscious mind by telling it to do what you do want. Instead of telling yourself, "I can't do that very well," say, "I can do this very well." Give yourself points for completing tasks on your "to-do" list in priority order. When you reach 10 points, reward yourself.

  • Practice your personal beliefs. It may be helpful each morning to take 15 minutes to gather your thoughts and say a prayer.

  • Make a commitment to show someone a specific accomplishment on a certain date. The added urgency will help you feel motivated to have it done.

  • Practice self-determination, wanting to do it for yourself.

  • Believe that you can be what you want to be.

  • Never criticize yourself as having a weakness. There is no such thing. You are only talking about a present undeveloped skill or part of yourself that if you so chose, you can change. You do not have any weakness, only untapped potential.

  • Be pleasant all the time-no matter what the situation.

  • Challenge yourself to do things differently than you have in the past. It provides new ideas and keeps you interested.

  • Talk to yourself. A self-talk using positive affirmation is something that is common among all great achievers. They convince themselves that they can accomplish their goals.

  • Create your own "motivation board" by putting up notes of things you need to do on a bulletin board or special wall space. It is an easily visible way to see what you need to work on. When an item is done, remove the note. Also keep your goals listed and pictured on your board.

  • Stay interested in what you are doing. Keep looking for what is interesting in your work. Change your perspective and look at it as someone outside your job would,
  • Establish personal incentives and rewards to help maintain your own high enthusiasm and performance level.

Tuesday, October 08, 2013

Get Map In Your Phone

Why to ask for directions when you have map options on your phone? With a decent internet speed and the help of in-built GPS system, youare good to go. But do you know GPS drains out too much battery. Mapping apps that work without network for a decent signal in remote areas is not always possible. It is always better to use a voice navigation system so that your eyes are free.

Here are a few apps that you should have on your phone.

Google Maps :

This is the most famous app of the lot, it is free and can be downloaded on any platform. It has voice navigation and traffic updates also.

Nokia Maps :

This is a good quality map. Nokia owns 'Navteq,' among the largest map makers in the world. It has an offline mode too.

Waze :

This one is also free and is recently acquired by Google. It serves almost the same functions of routing and giving directions.

Sygic and Map my India :

This one is a paid version and works on GPS without the need of internet. It also has features like city guide, location sharing and geo tagging of images. It can also detect speed limits.

Monday, October 07, 2013

Merchant Cash Advance - A Way To Boost Your Business

It is true that everyone who organizes a business venture and assumes the risk for it or businessperson knows that it takes money to earn money. Every business-minded people like you and me also know that it is very discouraging to look for small business financial support especially when you have an splendid idea but do not want to turn to the banks or other lending institutions for a loan.

The good thing is that there are alternative sources of financing for small to medium-sized businesses. Yeah! It is the most popular and very well-known as merchant cash advance. Yes! A merchant cash advance from Capital for Merchants lets you build your business as you have always figured. Just use your money for remodeling, expansions, new locations, debt consolidation, tax payments, or whatever your business needs most.

You know what? It is your business, without limitations with only merchant cash advance. So hurry and just call on (877) 898-2079 to get benefited as a direct funding source from well known institution now.

ATM at your fingertips

Mobile banking is one of the fastest ways of money transfer. Though not yet popular in India, the system ensures that your money is transferred safetly.

Making money transactions through your mobile device is here to stay. for those who are yet alien to the conecpt, here is what mobile banking. you an use any mobile and telecom service provider for this purpose.

During fund transfer both the receiver and the sender gets and SMS verifying the transaction. This happens through cities as well. There are minimal service charges for this.

This is a concept that is not popular with many people as yet. It can be used by people who don't have a bank account or internet connection. it is a product in which you can load money through an agent or your cellphone. It is basically categorized into two types, namely open and semi-closed. An open wallet has a bank that is a shareholder and allows you to withdraw cash and the semi-closed is not linked to any bank that does not allow you to withdraw cash, Choose a service provider comparing on the rates and the network.

Article Source : The 'intelligent ATM machine'