TRANSIT by Soen portable Bluetooth speaker comes to India at Rs. 12,990

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TRANSIT by Soen, a California-based company that specialises in high-end audio equipment, is a compact, premium Bluetooth speaker set that sports 1.3" x 6.6" x 3.8" dimensions and weighs around half a kilogram. The speaker is powered by a rechargeable battery that gives around 8 hours of playback time on a single charge. It also comes with a built-in mic, which means you can pair TRANSIT with your phone for hands-free calling.

We had a chance to spend some time with the speaker and our overall impression was extremely positive. TRANSIT exudes quality from first glance at the packaging of the product, to the time you hold the speaker in your hand, and of course when you start listening to music.

Transit by Soen..................

The build quality is excellent and the speaker comes with a magnetic cover that snaps on to offer protection from dust and accidental damage when not in use. The speaker can lie flat on its back or you can push a button to bring out the kickstand, which makes it ideal for placing on, say, a bedside table. The retail pack comes with a USB charger, a Micro-USB cable, documentation, as well as a 3.5mm audio cable (for the aux-in port).

TRANSIT by Soen has a flip power button on the side, with the pairing button sandwiched between the volume up and down buttons at the top. The Micro-USB and aux-in ports are at the side as well. Getting started by pairing the speaker with our smartphone was simple enough, like most Bluetooth speakers.

As far as the audio quality is concerned, we were impressed by the clarity of sound, which did not distort even at maximum volume. However, we found ourselves wishing that the speaker could go a notch louder. The bass performance was impressive for a speaker this size; probably the best we've come across in a compact Bluetooth speaker.

As stated earlier, the company claims 8 hours of audio playback on a single charge, but we did not get a chance to test this claim in the limited time we had with our unit.

Facebook Launced Dislike Button for Messenger

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Facebook has updated its Messenger app that includes a 'dislike' button.

However, the 'dislike' option is only available on the desktop and mobile versions of Facebook Messenger, Fox News reports. The dislike button is not available for the news feed and cannot be used in statuses and other posts.

In order to access the new sticker pack, users will have to download it from the Sticker Store inside the Messenger app.

While a "like" sticker was already available on Facebook Messenger, the new set of finger stickers was added only now, after having been created during a hack a ton that took place this fall.

Facebook is said to be mulling launching a 'sympathize' button.

Acer Iconia W4 tablet with 8-inch display, Windows 8.1 launched at Rs. 24,999

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Acer has launched the successor to the Iconia W3 tablet, the Iconia W4 in India. The Acer Iconia W4 32GB variant will be available at Rs. 24,999, while the 64GB variant of the tablet will be available at Rs. 26,999.

Acer launched the Iconia W4 for the US in October this year.

The Acer Iconia W4 tablet runs Windows 8.1, Microsoft's latest operating system for desktops, notebooks and x86 tablets. Windows 8.1 brings new additions like enhanced searching and sharing features Internet Explorer 11, improved touch optimisation and brings back the 'Start' button.

The tablet is powered by 1.8GHz quad-core Intel Atom Z3740 'Bay Trail-T' processor coupled with 2GB of LPDDR3 RAM. The Acer Iconia W4 tablet features an 8-inch IPS (1280x800) display and sports a 5-megapixel rear autofocus camera and alongside a 2-megapixel front-facing camera.

The Iconia W4 comes preloaded with Microsoft Office Home and Student 2013 for creating and editing Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents. The tablet also supports additional storage up to 32GB with the help of microSD card. Connectivity options on the tablet include Micro-USB, Micro-HDMI and microSD slot.

The company also bundles a keyboard with the Iconia W4 tablet, which features leather cover that folds out, also serving as a tablet stand.

Acer had unveiled its first 8.1-inch Windows 8 tablet, the Acer Iconia W3, back in June at Computex 2013. It is powered by an Intel Atom Z2760 processor with a 1.8GHz dual-core chip. The tablet comes with a 1280x800 pixel resolution LED-backlit display. It also has a 2-megapixel front facing camera and a 2-megapixel rear camera.

Connectivity options on the Iconia W3 include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, Micro-USB and Micro-HDMI, lacking USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt ports seen on previous Windows tablets from Acer. The device weighs 540 grams and is 11.35mm thick. Acer promises around eight hours of battery life for the tablet which happens to be pretty good for its size.

Acer Iconia W4 tablet key specifications

    8-inch IPS (1280x800) display with Zero Air Gap technology
    1.8GHz Intel fourth generation (Intel Bay Trail series) Atom processor
    32GB/ 64GB inbuilt storage, expandable up to 32GB via microSD card
    Windows 8.1
    5-megapixel rear autofocus camera
    2-megapixel front-facing camera

Vodafone Music mobile streaming service launched in India

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Vodafone India today launched what it is calling a unique service - Vodafone Music - which will allow its customers to experience a 'new age of entertainment via mobile Internet'.

"Vodafone Music is designed to perfectly fit the digital generation. It's simple, immediate and unique.

"This service offers a large selection of music genres with incredible personalisation that enables our entire customer base to enjoy and discover new music for free at the touch of a button," Vodafone India Chief Commercial Officer Vivek Mathur said here.

This service offers a wide range of music content, which consumers can access on their WAP browsers or through an application.

Vodafone Music, a platform is developed by Hungama Digital Media Entertainment, offers features like audio and video streaming and downloads, and an advanced search option.

The advanced version of the service will also include features like cloud sync, radio, playlist sharing, predictive search.

LG, Samsung to launch 105-inch curved UHD TVs at CES 2014

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LG and Samsung have announced that their 105-inch curved ultra high definition televisions will be unveiled at CES 2014. Both (LG and Samsung) have not revealed any details about availability and pricing of the 105-inch curved UHD TVs.

According to Samsung, its 105-inch curved UHD TV features a new proprietary picture quality algorithm that can deliver optimized colour and feeling of depth. In addition, the television comes with 'Quadmatic Picture Engine' which as per company's claims can deliver all content in UHD-level picture quality. The Samsung's 105-inch curved UHD TV boasts of a screen resolution of 5120x2160 pixels with 21:9 aspect ratio.

Commenting on the announcement, HS Kim, executive vice president of Visual Display Business, Samsung Electronics said, "We are happy to unveil the 105-inch Curved UHD TV, the culmination of Samsung's advancements, following the world's first Curved UHD TV at IFA 2013. You will experience a true curved TV optimized for consumer viewing environments at CES 2014."


LG's 105-inch curved UHD TV (Model 105UB9) also boasts of a resolution of 5120x2160 pixels.

The LG's 105-inch curved UHD TV uses LCD instead of the OLED, which the company claims uses improved TFT (Thin Film Transistor) technology to prevent colour leakage and offers a good viewing experience from any angle.

LG Electronics' Vice President and head of the Home Entertainment Company's TV division, In-kyu Lee said, "We're proud to reveal our 105-inch curved ultra HD TV at the world's largest technology event. Claiming the world's first and the world's largest titles, LG's 105UB9 employs cutting-edge technology to provide a truly unique viewing experience

Sony launches its gaming console PlayStation at Rs 39,990 in India it will be available from 6th January

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Soon after Sony launched its new gaming console the PlayStation 4 in India, people started its comparison with Microsoft’s Microsoft Corp.’s new Xbox One. PlayStation 4 is priced at Rs 39,990 in India and will hit the stores starting from January 6, 2014.

The Sony PS4 is powered by an integrated CPU-GPU design, featuring a 8-core low power x86-64 AMD "Jaguar" CPU, coupled with a 1.84 TFLOPS AMD Radeon GPU. It also features a secondary processor that does the network processing tasks in standby mode, in order to optimise power consumption.

The PS4 comes with 8GB of GDDR5 RAM for memory with a 500GB hard disk drive. It also has a Blu-ray disc and DVD drive. It has 2 USB 3.0 ports, one AUX port, an Ethernet port, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1 (EDR), an HDMI out port, and an optical-out port as connectivity options.

It is interesting to note that both Microsoft and Sony have opted for an x86-based CPU-GPU SoC architecture for their consoles, powered by AMD.

The launch lineup includes 22 games to attract fans of just about any genre, from military shooters to sports simulations to family-friendly adventures including "Killzone: Shadow Fall," and "Drive Club." It also comes with media apps, including Hulu and Netflix.

Sony claimed in November that it had sold 1 million units of its new PlayStation 4 gaming console in the first 24 hours after it hit the market on November 15. The consoles was launched in the U.S. and Canada. It sold more than 2.1 million units after less than three weeks since its launch in North America.

Andrew House, president and group CEO for Sony Computer Entertainment Inc at the time of global launch had said that sales remained strong in North America.

Sony Corp had previously announced it had received more than 1 million advance orders for the console. Still, the initial sales figures are Sony's first salvo in a battle brewing with Microsoft Corp's Xbox One console, which went for sale Nov 22. Sony is also hoping its console can help build a platform for recovery at the Japanese company's money-losing consumer electronics operations.

Sony is planning to sell 5 million PS4 units by the end of its fiscal year that ends onMarch 31. Robert W. Baird & Co analyst Colin Sebastian has said he expects 2.5 million to 3 million PS4 shipments in the fourth quarter in North America.

The PlayStation 4 is Sony’s first new video game console in seven years. It faces competition from Microsoft Corp.’s new Xbox One which has a holistic approach could be called a complete entertainment system. The console incorporates live television as if it is some kind of a magic wand. When the Xbox One is connected to the television, it simply acts like a robot and integrates the live feed.

If we go into more details the large sized Xbox One provides  air more room to circulate, which is likely to ensure the console does not overheat even when under strain for prolonged periods. then it has It has a better launch line-up.

Xbox One has serious potential that you don’t get with the PS4 camera.

Logitech Launced New Z600 speakers with Sweet Sound and Elegant looks

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Bluetooth speakers now come in different shapes and sizes. Cylindrical, drum or tube-shaped or even saucer like, we have seen them in various appearances. The Z600 Bluetooth speakers from Logitech are a work of fine art; with gentle curves, a fabric finish and pleasant colours, the Z600 perfectly complement the good looks of your Apple Macintosh or the present-day, thin and good-looking notebook computers from numerous vendors. When placed next to the computer, the Z600 look like beautiful flower vases with gray fabric grilles. On or off, they add a graceful note to any space.

Out of the box, the silver coloured Z600 are pretty light and look more like computer speakers but Logitech wants us to use them more as wireless speakers, hence the Bluetooth capability. There is a white strip that runs up the length of the satellite from the audio cable connection.

On the right speaker, the white strip holds the Bluetooth and power buttons and, behind a rubber door, an 3.5 mm auxiliary input. Other than that, the top of the control speaker holds a touch disc and Bluetooth status light, micro-USB port and AUX jack.

Set up was a simple affair at my end. While the speakers are wireless, they still have cords. You connect the speaker wires to the Y-connector and plug the power supply into an outlet. On the control speaker, you will need to press the power button and a tone tells you that the speakers are powered and ready for use. When pairing a Bluetooth device, such as a notebook computer or a mobile phone, you need to press the Bluetooth button. The status light will blink rapidly to indicate that the speakers are ready for pairing.

Often, Bluetooth connections can be a little troublesome with computers. That is why Logitech has included the USB transmitter so the speakers will quickly and easily pair up with your computer and stream audio more reliably. The transmitter also allows for smooth switching between connected devices.

Nokia Launched New Phablet Lumia 1520 at Rs 46,999

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 Nokia has launched its new flagship smartphone, Lumia 1520 in the Indian smartphone market. The handset is the first Nokia device with a 6-inch screen and quad-core processor and was unveiled globally in Abu Dhabi in September. At Rs 46,999, it is among the most expensive Nokia smartphones in the market.

Lumia 1520 has a full HD (1080p) display and runs on a 2.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor, the most powerful in the world right now. On the back, this handset sports a 20MP PureView camera with optical image stabilization.

The handset also has 2GB RAM, 32GB internal storage and supports microSD cards for expandable storage. Powered by a 3,400mAh, Lumia 1520 has connectivity options like 2G, 3G, 4G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, microUSB and NFC.

The new Nokia Lumia 1520 will compete against the likes of Samsung Galaxy Note 3, HTC One Max and Sony Xperia Z Ultra.

Nokia has also launched a back cover for the Lumia 1520 at Rs 2,999 at the same event.

Full Specifications.....

iPad Air Specification and Review It is faster and lighter, but too much thinner

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Holding the iPad Air for the first time I was quite sure that this was lighter than my old tablet. There was no doubt about that. In fact, at 469 grams, it has become almost 150 grams lighter in comparison to my iPad 2 and shed almost 200 grams when compared to the fourth generation. That is quite substantial.

But has it become thinner? I couldn't quite make out at in a single glance. On paper the iPad 2 is 9mm thick and the iPad Air is thinner at 7.5mm. But it is hard to make out the difference, though 1.5mm has been shaved off in comparison to the last three versions of the tablet. Keep the two devices side by side and it is almost impossibe to find a difference in height, at least to the naked eye.  

Full Specifications of iPad Air....

Take Your Cable Channels Everywhere You Go With NimbleTV

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Pay TV is the easiest way to watch the shows you like. You sit down, grab the remote, and you’re instantly transported to the land of reality TV and sports. But once you leave the house, there’s no uniform way to watch your shows without additional hardware. NimbleTV wants to fix that.

NimbleTV’s TV everywhere service launches today in the New York metropolitan area. It streams the pay TV channels you subscribe to directly to your iPhone, computer browser, Roku, Apple TV, or other smart TVs. In addition to streaming live TV, its cloud-based DVR feature means you can record a show to watch later while on the road. 

At launch the service will only work in New York and requires an authenticated cable subscription for the add-on subscription. It starts at $3.99, and includes up to 24 channels. You’ll have to check with NimbleTV about which channels you’ll receive for your pay TV subscription. The service currently supports Time Warner Cable, Cablevision, Verizon FIOS, and RCN. 

If you’re not a cable subscriber, NimbleTV has a concierge service that signs you up for a cable subscription and the service. That starts at $30 a month. Both types of accounts require an authenticated address within a supported pay-TV service’s New York area. In other words, you can’t sign up for New York TV if you live in St. Louis.

NimbleTV is quick to point out that it’s not affiliated with any cable or satellite provider. It also told WIRED in 2012 that it didn’t foresee any legal issues with the service. “SlingBox has been around for 10 years and people placeshift all the time,” said CEO Anand Subramanian. “This is very similar.”
Legal issues aside, if you live in New York and you vacation in France, Japan, or even St. Louis, taking your cable TV with you via a Roku or Apple TV is pretty compelling.

Asus Fonepad 7 voice-calling tablet launched at Rs. 17,499

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Asus has launched the new version of its Fonepad 7 tablet in India for Rs. 17,499. The tablet, which also comes with voice calling support, will be available starting November.

The new Fonepad 7 was initially announced in September at IFA 2013, Berlin.

The new Asus Fonepad 7 is powered by a dual-core 1.6GHz Intel Atom Z2560 processor alongside 1GB of RAM but retains the same 7-inch 1280x800 display. It comes with dual-front speakers with Asus SonicMaster audio technology.

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Celkon C76 Feature Phone Supports 8 Indian Languages, Price Is Rs. 1,899

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Celkon Mobiles in India has launched a new feature phone called Celkon C76 that is basic at its core and brings an interesting feature of supporting eight Indian languages which include - Hindi, Gujarati, Punjabi, Bengali, Tamil, Telugu and Kannada. The phone was first unveiled in September 2013 and now it is available for buying across online sites and retails stores at a price of Rs. 1,899. The phone supports Dual SIM cards (GSM+GSM) and features a 2.8 inch TFT screen with 240 x 320 pixels resolution. The sound alert types available are Vibration, Polyphonic and MP3 ringtones.
Using the 3.5mm jack, users can plug-in earphones and listen to FM Radio. The rear camera is 1.3 megapixel one and supports video recording at 1280 x 1024 pixels, but there is not front cam. The microSD card support brings memory expandable up to 8 GB. For connectivity, users can have options of GPRS, EDGE, WLAN, Bluetooth and USB. Using the MP3/WAV player inbuilt in the feature phone, users can listen to music on-the-go. The Li-Ion 1400 mAh battery provides just about average battery life. "Introducing a multi-lingual phone will reach out to the majority people spread across the regional boundaries. This will enable users to send text messages in their respective mother tongue and perform other linguistic activity,” says Y Guru, Chairman and Managing director, Celkon Mobiles.

HTC launches Desire 501, 601 & 700 in India, starting INR 16,890

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The HTC Desire 501 and its siblings, the Desire 601 and a phablet that goes by the name of Desire 700 have been launched in India. These smartphones were introduced in Taiwan not long ago and now they have come to the subcontinent with a view to take on the mid-range segment. Their exact launch details have not been revealed.

The HTC Desire 700 dual SIM smartphone is the biggest amongst them as it accommodates a 5-inch touchscreen that is capable of rendering qHD visuals, on its chassis measuring 145.5 x 72 x 10.3 millimeters. Based on the Android OS garnished with Sense UI, the device acquires steam from a quad core processor ticking at 1.2GHz, 1GB of RAM and a 2100mAh battery. An 8MP camera and a 2.1MP webcam have also been thrown into the mix.

HTC Desire 501 key specifications

  • Dimensions: 128.5 × 66.9 × 9.8mm, weights: 130 grams
  • 4.3-inch WVGA display
  • 1.15GHz ST-Ericsson U8520 dual-core processor
  • Android 4.1 and Sense UI
  • 1GB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage, microSD card slot
  • Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi b/g /n, DLNA, microUSB port, Built-in NFC
  • 8MP rear camera, 2.1MP front camera
  • 2100 mAh battery

HTC Desire 601 specifications

  • Display: 4.5-inch qHD (960×540)
  • Quad-core, 1.2GHz
  • Android with HTC Sense, HTC BlinkFeed
  • 4GB storage, microSD slot, 1GB of RAM
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor
  • Connectivity: 3.5 mm stereo audio jack, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi, DLNA
  • HTC BoomSound with Dual frontal stereo speakers with built-in amplifiers, Sense Voice
  • Cameras: 5MP auto focus rear camera, VGA front camera
  • 2100mAh battery

HTC Desire 700 key specifications

  • Android 4.1 with Sense 5.0
  • 5-inch qHD display
  • Dual-SIM support
  • 1.2GHz Spreadtrum Shark quad-core processor
  • 1GB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage, microSD card slot
  • Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi a/b/g/n, GPS,
  • 8MP rear camera with LED flash, 2.1MP front camera
  • 2100 mAh battery

iBall Andi 5.5N2 Quadro with 5.5-inch HD display available online at Rs. 13,215

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The iBall Andi smartphone range has been expanded with the introduction of the Andi 5.5N2 Quadro. The new phablet is available at an e-commerce website for Rs. 13,215, and hasn't yet been officially launched or listed by iBall.

The iBall Andi 5.5N2 Quadro runs Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. It is a dual-SIM smartphone with support for GSM+GSM. The Andi 5.5N2 Quadro features a 5.5-inch HD (720x1280 pixels) IPS display. It is powered by a quad-core 1.2GHz processor (unspecified chipset) along with 1GB of RAM. It sports a 12-megapixel rear autofocus camera with LED flash and also houses a 2-megapixel front-facing camera.

There is 4GB of inbuilt storage on the Andi 5.5N2 Quadro, which can be further expanded up to 32GB via microSD card. The Andi 5.5N2 Quadro comes with a 2500mAh battery. Connectivity options on the phablet include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPRS, EDGE, GPS, Micro-USB and 3G. The iBall Andi 5.5N2 Quadro is currently available at Snapdeal.
Earlier, iBall introduced two new affordable smartphones in India, the Andi 5-E7 and Andi 5-M8.

Both the iBall Andi 5-E7 and Andi 5-M8 smartphones have been listed at company's site with Rs. 8,199 and Rs. 8,999 pricing respectively.
The iBall Andi 5-E7 runs Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. It is a dual-SIM smartphone with support for GSM+GSM. The Andi 5-E7 features a 5-inch FWVGA (480x854 pixels) display. It is powered by a 1.3GHz dual-core Cortex A7 processor (unspecified chipset) along with 512MB of RAM. It sports a 5-megapixel rear autofocus camera with LED flash and also houses a VGA front-facing camera.
On the other hand, the iBall Andi 5-M8 runs Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean. It is a dual-SIM (GSM+GSM) device with dual standby support, and unlike the Andi 5-E7, offers 3G connectivity. It also has a larger 8-megapixel rear camera than the Andi 5-E7, with LED flash, apart from its VGA front-facing camera. It features a 5-inch display with a resolution of 480x854 pixels. The smartphone is powered by 1.3GHz dual-core Cortex A7 processor (unspecified chipset) alongside 512MB of RAM.

Finally Gionee launched Pioneer P3 in India for Rs7,499 Check Features and Specifications

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Gionee, the chinese smartphone maker, launched a quad core smartphone in India called as the Pioneer P3. The smartphone is available at a price of Rs.7499 in retail stores. The features of the phone are:
*It has a 4.3 inch WGVA display with a 800*400 pixel resolution which supports 16 million colours.
*It runs on Android 4.2.2 Jelly operating system.
*It has 4GB of internal storage and the memory can be expanded upto 32GB via micro SD card.
*Pioneer P3 has a 5 mega pixel rear camera as well as a VGA front camera.
*It is powered by 1700 mAh battery which can survive 8-12 hours of talktime and 10-12 days on standby mode.
*It has a 1.3 GHz quad-core processor and 512MB RAM.
*The connectivity of the phone includes dual sim (GSM+GSM),3G support,Wi-Fi,bluetooth and GPS.
*It offers additional features such as gesture recognition,smile detection, geotagging, panoramic view etc.

Now you can use Twitter without Internet

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If your mobile does not have an internet connection, but wish to access social networking site Twitter, you can do it by using U2opia Mobile's app Fonetwish soon. For this Twitter has forged hands with Singapore-based mobile solutions provider U2opia. 

This will benefit 70 crore mobile users in India.

U2opia is already in pact with Twitter’s rival offering USSD-based service Facebook to deliver Facebook information and allow Google Talk to 11 million of its users who do not have a readily available data connection.

Unstructured Supplementary Service Data (USSD) protocol allows mobile phones to communicate with a service provider's computer.

This is likely to give a huge fillip to Twitter which has approximately 230 million users. Recently it has seen massive growth in emerging markets like India. Brazil and Indonesia.

According to U2opia Mobile CEO Sumesh Menon, Mobile users who do not have 2G, 3G, GPRS, etc on their handsets will have to dial a standard code through which they be able to access Twitter feed.
He said that this also give a boost to the user base in other emerging markets like Ghana. Nigeria, Paraguay, Salvador, Haiti, and Honduras.

Microsoft To Sell Nokia Lumia 1020 And Lumia 1520 For Free In The Coming Days

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You must be aware of the recent promotional campaign from Microsoft Store in which they are selling some great deals on products for next 11 days starting today. In the leaked Microsoft Store information, it was revealed that Microsoft is planning to sell Nokia Lumia 1020 and Nokia Lumia 1520 under such deals.
  • On Wednesday, Microsoft will be selling Nokia Lumia 1020 for free for first 20 customers in all its Microsoft Retail Stores across the US. And throughout the day, the device will be available for $99 on contract.
  • On 12/17, Microsoft will be selling Nokia Lumia 1520 along with $50 App card for free for first 20 customers in all its Microsoft Retail Stores across the US. And throughout the day, the device will be available for $99 on contract along with free $50 App card.
Spread the word among your friends and family to make use of these deals.

Facebook is working on a Sympathise button

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Facebook is developing a 'sympathise' button as an alternative to the 'like' button.
If a user tags their status with a negative emotion, then his or her friends will be able to 'sympathise' with the post rather than press the 'like' button. 
Until now the ‘like’ button has proved to be unsuitable for use on gloomy occasions such as the death of a pet.

Bad news such as the changing of a relationship status from ‘married’ to ‘divorced’ has also stretched the limits of the feature.

The ‘sympathise’ button emerged at a Facebook ‘hackathon’ event, where the company's engineers come together and brainstorm new ideas.
Many of the site’s most popular features such as the Timeline and even the ‘like’ button have emerged from past such events.
According to Dan Muriello, a software engineer at Facebook, the feature will not work for every post.
However, he said if a user tags a status with certain emotions the result would be "five people sympathise with this," instead of "five people ‘like’ this".
He said: "Which of course a lot of people were – and still are – very excited about.
"But we made a decision that it was not exactly the right time to launch that product. Yet."
Mr Muriello did not give a timeline for when the ‘sympathise’ button might be rolled out.
Facebook has long ruled out the idea of a ‘dislike’ button despite online campaigns by thousands of users on the grounds that it is too negative.
A Facebook spokesman said that hackathons are ‘the foundation for great innovation and thinking about how we can better serve people around the world’.
He added: "Some of our best ideas come from hackathons, and the many ideas that don’t get pursued often help us think differently about how we can improve our service".
Facebook is the largest social network in the world with 1.19 billion users worldwide, of which 24 million are in the UK, or almost half the population

चाणक्य के 15 सूक्ति वाक्य ----

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1. "दूसरो की गलतियों से सीखो अपने ही ऊपर प्रयोग करके सीखने को तुम्हारी आयु कम पड़ेगी."

2."किसी भी व्यक्ति को बहुत ईमानदार (सीधा साधा ) नहीं होना चाहिए ---सीधे वृक्ष और व्यक्ति पहले काटे जाते हैं."

3."अगर कोई सर्प जहरीला नहीं है तब भी उसे जहरीला दिखना चाहिए वैसे डंस भले ही न दो पर डंस दे सकने की क्षमता का दूसरों को अहसास करवाते रहना चाहिए. "

4."हर मित्रता के पीछे कोई स्वार्थ जरूर होता है --यह कडुआ सच है."

5."कोई भी काम शुरू करने के पहले तीन सवाल अपने आपसे पूछो ---मैं ऐसा क्यों करने जा रहा हूँ ? इसका क्या परिणाम होगा ? क्या मैं सफल रहूँगा ?"

6."भय को नजदीक न आने दो अगर यह नजदीक आये इस पर हमला करदो यानी भय से भागो मत इसका सामना करो ."

7."दुनिया की सबसे बड़ी ताकत पुरुष का विवेक और महिला की सुन्दरता है."

8."काम का निष्पादन करो , परिणाम से मत डरो."

9."सुगंध का प्रसार हवा के रुख का मोहताज़ होता है पर अच्छाई सभी दिशाओं में फैलती है."

10."ईश्वर चित्र में नहीं चरित्र में बसता है अपनी आत्मा को मंदिर बनाओ."

11. "व्यक्ति अपने आचरण से महान होता है जन्म से नहीं."

12."ऐसे व्यक्ति जो आपके स्तर से ऊपर या नीचे के हैं उन्हें दोस्त न बनाओ,वह तुम्हारे कष्ट का कारण बनेगे. सामान स्तर के मित्र ही सुखदाई होते हैं ."

13. "अपने बच्चों को पहले पांच साल तक खूब प्यार करो. छः साल से पंद्रह साल तक कठोर अनुशासन और संस्कार दो .सोलह साल से उनके साथ मित्रवत व्यवहार करो.आपकी संतति ही आपकी सबसे
अच्छी मित्र है."

14. "अज्ञानी के लिए किताबें और अंधे के लिए दर्पण एक सामान उपयोगी है ."

15. "शिक्षा सबसे अच्छी मित्र है. शिक्षित व्यक्ति सदैव सम्मान पाता है. शिक्षा की शक्ति के आगे युवा शक्ति और सौंदर्य दोनों ही कमजोर हैं

Tata Docomo launched New Data Plans Specially for WhatsApp

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 Tata Docomo launched two data packs for its pre-paid GSM customers which allow unlimited use of chat application WhatsApp.

The packs, valid for 15 and 30 days, are targetted at price sensitive pre-paid customers who just want to use WhatsApp for communication and don't want to spend on data usage, the company said.

The two packs have been priced at Rs 15 and Rs 30. "These data packs will enable Tata Docomo prepay GSM customers to enjoy the hugely popular WhatsApp with specially customised value for money data plans and with unlimited use," the company said in a statement.

The company said it conducted an independent research and came to know that users need customised data offerings and want to pay only for the applications that they consume.

"Standing tall on the fundamental tenet of simplifying consumer's life, dedicated WhatsApp data packs serves up a hassle-free experience for our consumers with a clear focus on enriching the data experience," Tata Docomo Head VAS Marketing Rishimohan Malhotra said.

"This partnership allows us to tap into Tata's market presence in India and continue WhatsApp's significant growth as the global leader in the mobile communication space," WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton said.

Check New 8 Core Processor Which Will Speed Up Your Mobile

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Intex, an Indian phone company will soon start selling a smartphone powered by an 8-core processor. This new processor is made by MediaTek, a Taiwanese company. Unlike the 8-core processor made by Samsung, which uses only four cores at a time in Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy S4, the processor made by MediaTek can use all of its cores simultaneously.

The processor is called MT6592 and it can run at a speed of up to 2GHz. But in the phone that Intex will launch, the processor will run at the speed of up to 1.7GHz.

For now Intex is the only Indian company that has announced its intention to launch a phone powered by this 8-core processor but if past is any indication, MT6592 should soon come in other phones sold by local companies like Micromax and Spice. Currently most of the top-end phones sold by local players are powered by MT 6589, a quad-core processor made by MediaTek.

There are two key questions:

* How fast is an 8-core processor? Can it match or beat the high-end quad-core processors used by Samsung and Qualcomm?

* Does it help consumers get better experience from the phone? Do you need 8-cores in a processor?

Before we talk about MT6592, let's take a look at its specifications:
* MT6592 has 8 cores based on A7 architecture by ARM. A7 is a low-performance, low-power use architecture compared to technology used by Qualcomm and Samsung in their high-end processors.

* The processor has four cores of Mali 450 graphics chip

* MT6592 supports playback of 4K videos

* It supports new video codecs such as H.265 and VP9

* The chip supports up to 16 mega-pixel cameras

To check theoretical performance of MT6592, we ran some benchmarking apps on the Intex phone that will launch in January. The device is in prototype stage as the software running on it is not yet final. So performance figures we obtained through benchmarks are only indicative of the final performance, which is likely to be slightly better.

We used GeekBench 3, Vellamo HTML and Vellamo Metal, BrowserMark and Sunspider to find out the general computing performance.

To get an indication of gaming performance of MT6592, 3D Mark, GLBenchmark 2.7 and BaseMark X were run on the phone.

Results Geekbench 3: 440 points for single core. 2331 points for multi-core.

Interpretation: MT6592 offers lots of performance to apps that can use all its cores. Unfortunately most apps use one or two cores and performance with these apps is likely to be average with MT6592.

Vellamo HTML: 1834 points

Vellamo Metal: 681 points

Interpretation: This is a decent score but nowhere near what top phones manage. But this is enough performance for a fast and responsive phone.

BrowserMark: 2515 points

Sunspider: 997 points (lower is better)

Interpretation: This is a good score and shows that MT6592 is capable of offering good web browsing experience.
3D Mark: 7095 points is the total score. For physics, MT6589 scores 11034 points and for graphics the score is 6438 points.

Interpretation: Compared to budget Android phones, which are powered by quad-core processors, and are currently available, this is a good score. Compared to the high-end Android phones, it is a disappointing score. The key here is that physics score, which is based on general processor, is very good but the graphics score based on graphics chip is poor.

BaseMark X: 5.39 frames per second (offscreen)

GLBenchmark 2.7: 11FPS in GLB 2.7 and 30FPS in GLB 2.5. Both offscreen

Interpretation: MT6592 is likely to have decent gaming performance. This means it will run games like Temple Run very well. But it is likely to have problem handling games that have very high-quality graphics like Dead Trigger 2.

Comparison To see how MT6592 compares to a high-end processor like Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, we ran the same benchmarks on Nexus 5. Here are the scores:

Geekbench 3: 943 points for single core. 2647 points for multi-core.

Vellamo HTML: 1582 points (this score seems too low in Nexus 5. Usually Snapdragon 800 chip scores around 2900 points)

Vellamo Metal: 1168 points

BrowserMark: 3073 points

Sunspider: 669 points (lower is better)

3D Mark: 17463 points is the total score. For physics, the device scores 15924 points and for graphics the score is 17959 points.

BaseMark X: 14 frames per second (offscreen)

GLBenchmark 2.7: 23FPS in GLB 2.7 and 58FPS in GLB 2.5. Both offscreen.

Are eight cores better?
The answer is a clear no. Number of cores doesn't matter. The actual technology used inside the cores is more important. This is the reason why Snapdragon 800 is significantly faster than MT6589 even though it has four less cores. Similarly the chip in Note 3 is also faster than MT6592. And theoretically, A7, the processor that powers iPhone 5S is faster than every other mobile processor even though it has just two cores.

Another important bit here is that even though theoretically the general performance of MT6592 seems very good, the graphics performance is poor compared to what high-end phones offer.

 Will this 8-core processor make your phone faster?
The good thing about MT6592 is that it will power budget and mainstream phones. The idea here is to offer almost 70% to 80% performance that high-end phones have at a price that is around 50% less.

In that respect, MT6592 seems to serve its purpose well.

Theoretically the new MediaTek processor is significantly faster than MT6589, a quad-core processor that powers almost all the current top-end smartphones sold by Indian companies. It is also faster than the processors used by companies like Samsung and LG in their mainstream and budget Android phones.

Performance is definitively there in the MT6592. But as a consumer, be careful of the hype. Eight cores in a phone don't magically make it better than devices like Nexus 5.

There are good cores, average cores and bad cores. If you want good cores, especially if you want top class gaming experience, you will still have to spend a bit more. Thankfully, if companies use MT6592 properly and optimize the software on their phones well, it seems to have enough power to provide smooth Android experience to people who use budget and mainstream phones.

BlackBerry Reduce 13 % Price of Q10 QWERTY Smartphone Now Available for Rs. 38,990

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Canadian handset manufacturer BlackBerry on Monday announced a 13% cut on Q10 QWERTY smartphone as part of special offer valid till January 26th, 2014. It will now be available for Rs 38,990.

The company had announced the device 3.1-inch Super AMOLED touchscreen in June for Rs 44, 44,990. In the recent months the sale BlackBerry handsets has declined in India.

BlackBerry in a statement has said that the reason for the cutting the price Q10 in the Indian market is to “help the brand to reach out to more potential customers and qwerty keyboard loyalists.”

 “There are several customers in India who love the physical QWERTY experience offered by BlackBerry. At this compelling price point, QWERTY loyalists can take advantage of the powerful BlackBerry 10 platform as well as the unique QWERTY experience that the BlackBerry Q10 offers”, said Sunil Lalvani, Managing Director India for BlackBerry.

The company had resorted to the similar price cuts of BlackBerry Q10 andBackBerry Z10 in October as part of festive season promotions.

BlackBerry Q10 comes with a 3.1-inch Super AMOLED touchscreen with 720x720p resolution and runs on BlackBerry 10 operating system. It has Qwerty keyboard which has been received well by the people. It is powered by a dual-core 1.5GHz processor, has 2GBRAM, and comes with 16GB internal storage and microSD storage up to 64GB.

BlackBerry Q10 has 2G, 3G, 4G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC and micro USB 2.0 as connectivity options. It comes with an 8MP camera with LED flash on the rear, while a 2MP unit is located in the front. The 2,100mAh battery of the phone offers talk time of up to 10 hours.

Karbonn's Titanum S5+ is Available at Rs. 10,636 from Internet Sites

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Karbonn has introduced its new smartphone called the Titanum S5+. It is the successor model of the Karbon Titanum S5 which was launched last year. Karbonn Titanium S5+ is powered by Google’s Android 4.2 Jelly Bean operating system. It is a dual SIM phone which has GSM+GSM network connectivity.


  • It has a 5-inch IPS display with a 540x960 pixel resolution.
  • It is powered by a 1.3GHz quad-core processor along with 1GB of RAM.
  • Karbonn S5+ has a 8-megapixel rear autofocus camera with LED flash along with the VGA front-facing camera.
  • It comes with 4GB of inbuilt storage with an expansion port which takes micro SD cards up to 32GB.
  • Titanum S5+ is 3G enabled and comes with a power source of 1800mAH battery.

The smartphone is available on online stores for Rs 10,636.

Portronics Launched 4 in 1 Superbox Portable Device Worth Rs 2,499

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Portronics launched a new device - Superbox - in India at Rs 2,499. Superbox is a palm-sized device, which has the capability of being your speaker, your MP3 player, your audio recorder and even your power bank.

The Superbox comes packed with an 8 GB card. One needs to only insert the micro SD card in the Superbox and now it becomes powerhouse for songs and audio recordings. The songs can be inserted in the superbox through the USB cable and the audio recordings can be heard from the speaker inbuilt.

This digital voice recorder includes built-in stereo microphones which is believed to eliminate the need for an external microphone. The device features large control buttons and comes with up to 32 GB of audio recording space. It also acts as your Power Bank, with a removable battery of 2000 mAh. Change the device to the charge mode and use it to charge your mobile and other devices. The product is available for Rs 2,499.

Amazon Recently Reduced Prices of Kindle Fire HD 8.9 Tablets in India

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Amazon has reduced the price of its Kindle Fire HD 8.9-inch tablets by up to 18 per cent. The company has priced 32GB Kindle Fire HD 8.9 inch tablet at Rs 21,999 and 16 GB at Rs 17,999, Amazon India said in a statement. Earlier, the tablets were priced at Rs 25,999 and Rs 21,999 respectively.

"The new prices make Kindle Fire HD 8.9 inches even more attractive for consumers. Designed for entertainment, the tablet is perfect for web browsing, apps, games and reading eBooks," the company said.

Kindle is available at over 200 retail outlets across India and its users have access to over 1.97 million books, including over 325,000 titles that are exclusive to the Kindle Store.

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Now Available in New Color

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As Samsung company launched their Galaxy Note 3 in white and black color but as per request of market preference Samsung Galaxy is now available in New Color Variants.

As the South Korean manufacturer has now announced Samsung Galaxy Note 3 phablet with new paint jobs that include the Rose Gold White, Rose Gold Black and Merlot Red colour variants.

The company also announced that the Galaxy Note 3 Rose Gold White edition will be available starting from December in China while other colour options would follow as per each market's preference. Unfortunately, the company has not revealed the exact rollout plans for the new colour variants of the phablet in other countries.

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is already available in Jet Black, Classic White and Blush Pink colour options.

 New Crimish Color.......

Spice Smart Flo Mettle 5X Mobile at Rs 6,499 | See Specifications

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Spice company finally launched their new segment mobile named as Spice Smart  Flo Mettle 5X with 5 inch Screen at Rs. 6,499 INR.

Spice Smart Flo Mettle 5X camera specs includes a 8 megapixel rear camera with auto focus and a 1.3 MP front camera for video calling. Phone has 512MB RAM and 4GB inbuilt memory with external MicroSD card. For connectivity, phone supports 2G, WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0 and GPS features.

Spice Smart Flo Mettle 5x comes pre-loaded with BBM and has 8 unique unlock styles including Voice Unlock, 4 unique launchers,  3 feather touch keys, Flip to mute feature,power saver app with many other apps. Phone would be available to buy from Flipkart, Snapdeal and other leading stores in India in a few days.

Spice Smart Flo Mettle 5X Mi-504 Specifications 

  • Display : 5-inch (480 x 854 pixels) capacitive touch screen display
  • OS : Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean)Processor : 1.3 GHz dual-core processor
  • SIM Slots : Dual SIM (GSM + GSM) with dual standby
  • Rear Camera : 8MP auto focus camera with LED flash
  • Front Camera : 1.3 MP front-facing camera
  • Memory Specs : 512MB RAM, 4GB internal memory, expandable memory up to 32GB with microSD
  • Connectivity : 2G (EDGE), WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS / aGPS
  • Battery : 1800 mAh battery

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