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Find How e-Cigarettes’ Disruptive Technology has Revolutionized the Smoking Industry

How e-Cigarettes

Lik Hon - a Chinese pharmacist - was the brain behind the first electronic cigarette that hit the market. A lot of things have changed ever since, and right now we have a wealth of companies manufacturing and selling e-cigs. The first modes launched didn’t look lie cigarettes at all, and many thought that they were too bulky and heavy to be used on a daily basis. Also, changing the parts, charging your e-cig, and even changing the liquid, seemed complicated at first. Fortunately, advanced technology has helped many new companies developed thinner versions. Right now, we have lots of manufacturers develop e-cigs that look just like real cigarettes.

From conventional to e-smoking

There’s a clear shift happening in the tobacco industry. Avid smokers who can’t quit, believe that electronic cigarettes might be a healthier way to feed their need for nicotine. Some of them only smoke normal cigarettes when they’re someplace outside. Others are happy with electronic cigarettes because they last longer, and they can be enjoyed in the comfort of one’s home without affecting the quality of the air their loved ones breathe.

When the first e-cig was released on the market, over a decade ago, everyone was crazy to know more about what it can do. How did it work? But as soon as they’ve understood the process, they started finding glitches. Liquid spills, faulty pens, and extra costs involved to purchase chargers had quite the impact on the industry. Fortunately, technology has advanced and today’s e-cigs are better than ever. They’re lighter, thinner and much easier to use.

E-cigs - an actual way to stop smoking

There’s actual proof that vaping can help people stop smoking. Many of those that stopped smoking cigarettes, claim that e-cigs are less harmful to the health. Even though they do contain nicotine, the side effects are almost nonexistent. However, the e-cig industry has grown in popularity because of the technology implemented in electronic cigarettes. A lot of smokers see vaping as a very coo trend, and e-cigs as a gadget they just need to have.

How e-Cigarettes

Experts estimate that about 20,000 people stopped smoking with the help of e-cigs. University College London mentions in a recent report that 18,000 in the UK stopped smoking in 2015 and switched on to vaping. Since e-cigs allow smokers to adjust the level of nicotine in their liquid – as well as choose from a wealth of different aromas – the chances one has to quit are incredibly high. Even though many still see e-cigs as a cool trend that sooner or later will fade away, some actually believe that the technology will advance even further.

Adaptive technology

There have been complains regarding the safety and efficiency of electronic cigarettes. Nevertheless, it hasn’t stopped the people from trying out the new technology. Smoking is a bad habit that affects millions of people every year. This means it’s no wonder some would do anything to quit. In the past few years, we’ve seen society embrace healthier lifestyle choices. The tobacco industry is taking a pretty hard beat, and the e-cig industry is the main culprit.

A conventional cigarette contains over 7000 chemicals. An e-cig only contains 4: nicotine, flavorings, glycerin, and propylene glycol. Plus, we have the water vapor that triggers the smoke, which has roughly 10-20 chemicals. Compared to the 7000 chemicals in average cigarettes, what would you choose? Even though it’s been over a decade since the first electronic cigarette was released on to the marketplace, it’s still too soon to predict where it will be able to take down the tobacco industry.

How e-Cigarettes

Truth be told, smoking is deadly and the numbers will keep growing up if nobody does anything. In 2011, over 19% of US people were avid smokers. The World Health Organization claims that the death percentage due to tobacco smoking might get to 8 million by 2030. E-cigs such as the Coil Master, and other popular brands, can help you quit. Rather than smoke tobacco, don’t you think you’re on the safe side with vaping? There are hundreds of different flavors you can try, as well as different nicotine liquids that you can adjust to get the right mix and satisfy your need for a cigarette.

The EPF Rollback and how it impacts you [Infographic]

Do you know that the tax on your EPF corpus as well as employer’s contribution has been rolled back.

Here’s a quick guide to understanding your EPF and what happens from FY 2016-17 onwards.

The EPF Rollback and how it impacts you

What is EPF?

Employee Provident Fund is
  • a contributory social security scheme
  • applicable to companies with 20 or more employees
  • threshold on contribution is Basic salary of Rs 15,000
How does it work?
  • presently, employee contribution to provident fund is 12% of Basic salary
  • matched by employer* [* 3.67% to EPF, 8.33% to EPS (Employee Pension Scheme)]
  • employer contribution is usually part of CTC
  • total amount earns interest, interest rate notified by Govt each year
  • both EPF and EPS amounts paid out separately during withdrawal
  • rate of interest is currently 8.8% for FY 2015-16
Before 2016-17

EPF Withdrawal
  • after 5 or more years of continuous service
  • after attaining the age of retirement (presently 58)
  • if unemployed for two months or more after leaving previous job
  • for marriage, higher studies, house construction/purchase
  • for medical emergencies
Tax on EPF
  • tax applicable if withdrawn before completion of 5 years of continuous service
  • no tax if withdrawn after 5 years or upon retirement
  • tax status is EEE (Exempt at all stages contribution, accrual, withdrawal)
After 2016-17

EPF Withdrawal
  • only employee contribution and accrued interest on it can be withdrawn prematurely
  • employer contribution stays in your EPF account
  • this can be withdrawn only upon retirement, at 58 years of age
Tax on EPF
  • proposal to tax 60% EPF corpus on withdrawal has been rolled back
  • proposal to tax employer contribution above Rs 1.5 lakhs has been rolled back
  • tax status stays EEE (Exempt during contribution, accrual and withdrawal)
More information on EPF and EPS is available on the EPFO website.

Are you clear now, what is EPF with this Infographic? Why? Feel free to leave a comment, if you have any doubts. Have a Nice Day!


5 Practical Implementations of Drone Technology to watch out for

Amazon's developments on its drone project 'Octocopter' was perceived as a game changer for logistics industry. Octocopter is an Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) developed to facilitate home delivery of goods purchased online within half an hour. The ecommerce industry having already crossed 3 trillion dollar mark globally depends on a powerful supply chain for which drones can prove highly useful. Although still a lot needs to be done before we start receiving deliveries through drone but there are many practical uses of drones which will change the world for better.

Practical Implementations of Drone Technology

Following is a list of practical implementation of drones shaping the future.

1. Disaster Management

NASA has already started testing its drone fitted with infrared cameras which can detect wildfire before it gets out of control. The rescue and search operations can be very well facilitated with the help of drones. The new age drones are fitted with high resolution cameras with powerful optical zoom that can provide clear images which will help in locating people who need to be rescued.

2. 3D Mapping

The light weight drones can survey landscapes and take digital pictures which will be very helpful in creating 3 d maps of the place. This will be a much cheaper alternative than satellite imaging which will not only help military operations but also prove useful for agricultural purposes. PIX4D, a software company based out in Switzerland creates 3D-maps from drone images. It uses powerful software that helps in converting images into 3D maps.

3. Advertisements & Movies

The ad makers have already started exploiting limits of drones by capturing unprecedented shots. The light weight drones are ideal for shooting wildlife videos. US Geological survey uses a thermal imaging camera mounted on a drone to count Sandhill cranes at night. They use a 4.5 pound AeroVironment Raven which was developed for military purpose. Drones are being used to shoot political ad campaigns. Drones are also being used in shooting action scenes in big budget Hollywood flicks.

4. Sports photography

Whether capturing live matches by hovering over the field or shoot unique angle while performing extreme sports, drone have found high utility in the sports. The best part of these UAV's is that you can carry them in your bag pack and assemble them in minutes. The drones are all set to become a part of extreme sports gear.

5. Atmospheric Research

NASA is using UAV's to monitor the depletion of ozone layer and the harmful effects of UV rays. To better understand water vapour and ozone interaction, NASA is sending UAV's in Stratosphere. Stratosphere is the layer in which ozone resides. This will help in studying the effect of climate change which has become a major global concern.


Drones have a wide range of application for both domestic and commercial usage. The UAV technology is getting evolved to make lighter, faster and cheaper drones. In near future we can expect to see advanced drones hovering in the skies.

About the Author: Vaishnavi Agrawal loves pursuing excellence through writing and have a passion for technology. She has successfully managed and run personal technology magazines and websites. She currently writes for Intellipaat, a global training company that provides e-learning and professional certification training. The courses offered by Intellipaat address the unique needs of working professionals. She is based out of Bangalore and has an experience of 5 years in the field of content writing and blogging. Her work has been published on various sites related to Big Data Hadoop Training, Business Intelligence, Cloud Computing, IT, SAP, Project Management and more.

The Future is at Your Fingertips

The Future is at Your Fingertips

Smartphones have been around a long time but it is only recently they have taken over the youth by storm. Today’s generation is ruled and dictated by technology- be it two year old toddlers swiping left and right on iPads playing games or be it older citizens familiarizing themselves with the social scene and getting technologically educated.

A smartphone is a must have necessity in today’s world. From rickshaw drivers to conductors everyone wants the best when it comes to technology and it’s a rare sight to see anyone using an old school Nokia 1100. Bring life to your smartphone with these amazing apps that will greatly enhance your mobile phone experience.

Security Apps

Protecting your phone from malware and viruses is key to maintaining its performance. One of the best security apps is the Avast Mobile security app. Avast is a well-known name in anti-virus products and brings your phone a neat anti-virus that even allows you to back up data to the cloud along with malware protection.

The Future is at Your Fingertips

With its user friendly interface and great performance, this should surely be one of the first apps you download on your new phone.

News Apps

Knowledge brings unlimited power and liberation. If you’re well aware about events around you then you’re sure to get noticed be it at your work place or amongst your friends. Keep abreast with global news in any domain be it sports, politics, economics or entertainment.

The Future is at Your Fingertips

Download the Google Play Newsstand which brings in-depth articles along with videos and audio so you never miss any news again. Empower yourself for knowledge never goes waste.

Music Apps

It is said the right music can either make you remember everything or make you forget everything. Music washes away the dust of the soul and our lives truly would be dull without music to compliment different life situations.

The Future is at Your Fingertips

To make your music really come alive, download Poweramp which is a treat for music lovers. With customizable themes, make this app your own and unleash your music onto the world with features like equaliser, crossfade and other amazing features. This app is sure to keep you busy.

Photography Apps

Your phone understands not everyone is a Picasso and not everyone can afford a DSLR. With a good quality camera which is backed with a good photography app, you can let out the Van Gogh residing inside you and add effects, frames, texts and filters that would put the best celebrityinstagrampics to shame.

The Future is at Your Fingertips

The one app that truly brings out the artist in you is Bonfire Photo Editor that has amazing features including realistic painting filters which let you convert a photograph into an oil painting, impressionist and finger painted master pieces. This is a one of a kind app that is sure to mesmerize you.

Productivity Apps

Ever had that awkward moment where you bump into someone and they know exactly who you are but you are totally clueless the way you were during Inception? (seriously what was the deal with that totem in the end?) Well there is only so much the human brain can remember.

The Future is at Your Fingertips

This is why Humin is the perfect app for you which takes down notes and reminds you exactly where and how you met someone. If only Ted had this app in How I Met Your Mother we wouldn’t have needed 9 seasons to find out the end. Just ask your phone who you “met last week” and let it do the rest for you!

There are undoubtedly countless and numerous apps out there each serving to make our life simpler, faster and convenient. These are just a few apps which are sure to give your smart phone a cool make over and make your phone even more Irresistible to use.

Plan the Perfect Valentine's Day from Your Fingertips!

Plan the Perfect Valentine's Day from Your Fingertips!
Cards, flowers and candy have long been synonymous with Valentine's Day, but did you know that, according to CNN, Americans spend a combined $3.5 billion dollars on flowers and candy each Valentine's Day? There's nothing wrong with following tradition, but if you want to make this Valentine's Day memorable, you're going to have to step out of the box and come up with a few things that separate it from the others. Don't worry, even if you're a last minute procrastinator, or aren't good at stepping out of your comfort zone, there are plenty of great internet resources and smart phone apps that make planning a special celebration a cinch. There's no need to let on how easy it was, feel free to take all the credit yourself!

Cute Communication is Key

Begin by sending your loved one a special, private message using Duet, a free Apple app for the iPhone. Duet lets you send a personalized note or invite via text message or a short video. Be creative and have fun with it, knowing that no one other than the recipient will see it. Entice your Valentine by sending Duets every day the week prior to the big event. Give hints about your plans or just say how much you're looking forward to celebrating the holiday together.

Skip the Store

This year, skip the store-bought boxed chocolates and send chocolate covered strawberries to your special someone. It fulfills your obligation of sending candy, but shows that you thought of something different and unique. Prices start at $19.99, making it an affordable for most budgets.

Take Care of the Particulars

According to Google, 62% of restaurant searches on Valentine's Day, 2012 were made using mobile devices. Not surprising considering how many valuable resources there are for finding the perfect place to eat. Sites like can help you pick a restaurant, allowing you to specify search criteria by location, cuisine, user ratings and cost. Once you've narrowed down the choices, make your reservations using Open Table. More than 30,000 restaurants nationwide are linked to Open Table and it's easy, free and confirmed.

Not sure how to get to your dining venue? Use a navigation service like VZ Navigator or Maps.Com for turn by turn directions right from your smartphone. Prefer not to do the driving? Impress your date by hiring a private driver. Download the Uber app and use it to make arrangements for door to door service with a private driver and you even get to choose the type of car. (The app is free, cost for the service varies)


A couples massage is a relaxing, sensual experience that you can share together before heading out for an evening of fun. To find the perfect place for a couples massage in your area check out Spafinder. If you would rather do the massaging yourself in the privacy of your own home, consider learning the basics of Tantra massage. The key to a good, sensual massage is knowing how to set the scene with the right ambiance and how to perform the massage. Read through the steps of Tantra massage at or download an eBook such as "The Art of Sensual Massage" right on your mobile device. Just $7.99 in the GooglePlay Store.

Why You Should Monitor Teens Cell Phone?

Why You Should Monitor Teens Cell Phone?

Cell phones are considered to be the easiest way of communication between parents and juveniles these days. It is very easy to communicate no matter where your child is, cell phones made it possible to communicate. These handheld devices are being loved by the teenagers. They view them as an easy way to expand and enhance their social life, increase their privacy and freedom. It is very rare to see a teenager without their personal cell phone. Many of them even sleep with these wonder devices next to their bed and even under the pillow.

Deciding to give a cell phone to teenagers can be a very valiant decision for the parents. There are many positive and negative reasons and consequences that why a teenager should be given a cell phone. Installing parental monitoring software, mobile monitoring app or software on your child's Smartphone can be a very effective cautionary tool. This provides parents the ability and access to view their teen's call logs, text messages, websites visited and track their child's most recent GPS location. These are just a few of many reasons that parents need to be cautious and aware of their children's social lives.

If you decide to install iPhone spy app or software on your child's iPhone, you should inform them that they are being monitored for their safety. These monitoring apps could be the protection in today's world that parents have been looking for their children. More importantly, parents should even set a few rules for the usage of cell phone to make sure that their child is secure and safe.

Cyber Bullying

Cyber bullying is on the rise, it's just like a playground verbal bullying that is either done through cell phones or online. It's one of the most rising problems these days. Parents are not even aware if their child is a cyber bullying victim or the bully itself. The emotional and psychological outcome of cyber bullying is almost same as real life bullying. It is very common to harass, torment or threat another person by using the internet or cell phones. There is no escape from cyber bullying and its getting worse day after day.

"Cyberbullying involves the use of information and communication technologies to support deliberate, repeated, and hostile behavior by an individual or group, that is intended to harm others." -Bill Belsey

Cell phones have become the favorite form of bullying people because the bullies can access to their victims anywhere at any time of the day very easily. Parents must talk to their children about the dangers of bullying and make that if they become a victim they need to immediately inform an adult.

Child Pornography

Child pornography is also known as child abuse images, it can be done through a variety of media used for example through writing, photos, animations, sounds, videos etc. Messages, videos and photos are very easy to send to cell phones. Teenagers love this quick and easy way of sending, receiving and sharing photos, videos and sound clips with friends through their cell phones.

At times unfortunately all the content shared or received is not appropriate or clean. Many teenagers send such explicit material to others just to seek attention or to significant others. What they don't understand is that these pictures can be a threat for them in future and can be considered as child photography. They may be charged with a crime and be become a sex offender. It is a potential consequence of letting your child have a phone. Therefore parents need to keep an eye on their children to avoid such things.

Alcohol Addiction

Alcohol is a depressant which means it's a drug that slows down brain and changes a person's ability to think, speak and see things. It effects and put a huge impact on a person's perception of reality. A person might lose his or her balance as well in this state. Use of alcohol is not safe or legal. It is even prohibited in some religions. It is very important to discuss the use and abuse of alcohol. Before kids are presented with the chance to drink it, you must teach them to say "no". It's easy to get the wrong messages about alcohol through TV commercials, movies, dramas or even internet that drinking alcohol is a lotfun.The best stage to learn and discover is childhood so it's very important to have an open and age- appropriate communication with your children so that even at later stages of life they come to you to discuss their problems and issues.

Kids Texting Dilemma And Excessive Internet Usage

Teenagers texting while driving on the road has become a very common sight these days. It can't be denied that texting while driving has increased the number of accidents. Parents should discourage the use of cell phones while driving. Teens need to realize that this act of texting while driving can seriously endanger someone's life or even cost them their own. It is the dire need of the time for parents to guide and instruct their children regarding the use of cell phones. The main problem among teenagers these days is that they cannot seem to wait for a few minutes to check their incoming text, face and other social sites notifications and updates. They want quick gratification even if that puts their life at stake. Distracted driving is one of a main problem nowadays among teenagers.

Teenage is the age where the children want to be free, they want to try out new things, try to be rebellious and outrageous.

Parental monitoring software and Smartphone monitoring apps are a good way to keep an eye on your child's all sorts of communication. Don't let your child start texting or checking their phone in the middle of a face to face conversation. Teach your child proper manners to use cell phones because they equally important as having manner at the dinning table. Keep an eye on them when they use the internet and their cell phone. Keep a check on them even when the text or call their friends.

Keep them Safe Online!

By simply installing a parental monitoring app in your child's Smartphone you easily go through their activity such as call logs, text messages, emails, contacts, web browsing history, their GPS location or even their image gallery. You can conveniently access to which website them browse, read their messages and chat history. You can even direct access to their image gallery to scan if there is any explicit images. You see their contacts list and keep a record of what kind of people your child is in contact with. So stop worrying and start keeping an eye on your child's smartphone use and prevent them from wrong usage of internet and smartphone.

A 3D printed Car is On A Country Tour

A 3D printed Car is On A Country Tour
Photo: 3Ders
Hybrid engines in an automobile. Yeah you’ve heard about about them. Three wheels for a car? Thinkable seeing how fast paced technology has become. Running at a speed of 68 mph! Are you serious? Ability to carry up to 1200 lbs. Insane! A car which is an assembly of 3D printed parts. Hello Future. We’re bamboozled! Thats Urbee 2 for you and thats where the automobile world is headed people. 

Jim Kor dreamt of a sustainable automobile that would completely change the game of the automobile industry, and hell he did it with this mean machine. You’d be amazed to know the superlative levels to which the vehicle has defined sustainability in the commutation industry.Its exterior frame is built of the ABS plastic that renders it so lightweight that it requires minimal amount of fuel for it to operate. And to add to the characteristics, in when it comes to strength and manipulation, it beats steel anyday! This two seater is nothing short of a marvel. 

The Drive

20 year old Cody and Tyler Kor, 22 are going to get on a coast to coast drive on this commutation revolution from New York city to San Francisco in one go of fuel. Their plan is to refuel the bean shaped Urbee 2 and head henceforth on another route from the west coast to the east coast. 

The inspiration behind the whole drive around dates back to the year 1903 when the car enthusiast and physician Nelson Jackson took off on a similar drive to win a $50 bet. The bet challenged the very idea of covering the whole of United States on a car. On ha 20 hp Winton. with a friend(Sewall K. Crocker) by his side, a pit bull dog that they befriended while on the trip, Jackson did make it through. It took them 63 days and 12 hours for the whole trip. 

The Difference 

A 3D printed Car is On A Country Tour
Photo: popularmechanics
It all sounds pretty similar and the dots connect well. But what's the difference here? Why are Cody and Tyler at it now? The one thing that you probably did not know as of yet is that Jackson used up 800 gallons of fuel to complete the first ever cross country drive. While Cody and Tylor would do the exact same coverage in a jaw dropping 20 gallons of fuel. Did we hear a big WHAT? 

Jim Kor, who is also the team leader to the project is extremely positive about a swift trip on Urbee 2. The Google time claims the trip to be covered in about 44 hours but Kor accepts it may take a little longer than what has been estimated. He acceopts every drive has their own pull downs like there may be a little technical touch up they’d have to stop by for and similar situations but ensures the world of a drive that would stand by its claims and be worth keeping an update of. 

Basics of 3D printing and how its done 

Just to add a little know how on how the car was built out of 3D printed bean shaped parts, the design for the car is executed on CAD. The CAD file is then fed to a 3D printer. The printer reads the design and produces what has been put on it. As simplistic this may sound, it well has its own dynamics involved. 

Author Bio: Adam Prattler works around design strategies and posts a lot of blogs on innovations in design. His enthusiasm for automobiles has driven him to click some of the most magnificent pictures of cars. He also compares different schemes of car rental in Israel.

How Emotions Can Affect Trade?

Why the psychological aspect of trading is at the center of traders and investors and after all why there are so many studies on this topic? The answer is not a complicated one and is not unexpected as well. A trader who is engaged in the CFD market which is so risky and unsteady is forced to make quick decisions.

How Emotions Can Affect Trade?

To implement and accomplish everything properly one needs a certain presence of mind. Moreover there should be discipline, as to continue the already established trading plans and know when to book profits and losses.

Understand Your Fear

When the screen is signing red indicating that stocks are down or bad news is received about the market traders become scared. While facing up to such situations traders try to liquidate their holdings and stop taking any risks. This is a certain way to avoid losses however in this way they miss out on the gains.
The best solution out is firstly understanding the fear and quantifying it. The trader should understand what he is afraid of and why. He can identify those feelings during a trading session and identify them, as well as his instinctive reaction towards certain things. This is of course not easy and takes time and practice, however it’s necessary.

Overcome Your Greed

Greed makes investors to hang on to winning positions too long and try to get every last tick. This can be very dangerous as the trader all the time runs the risk of getting whipsawed.

It’s not easy to overcome the greed. The reason firstly lies in the truth that most people have an instinct to always do better and get a bit more. Therefore, the trader should recognize and understand this instinct and develop trading plans which are based not on an emotional whim or a harmful instinct but upon rational business decisions.

Give Importance to Trading Rules

Before getting into the emotional or psychological crunch investors should work out certain trading rules.
They can establish limits identifying entry and exit points for when they will exit. However establishing price targets is not the only rule to follow. While hearing news on specific positive or negative earnings or about macroeconomic events traders will buy or sell the asset. Or the trader might want to get out of the market if it becomes obvious that a large buyer or seller enters in it.

Traders should also set limits on the amount they win or lose within a day. Namely if they make a profit of $X they're done for the day, or similarly if they lose $Y they close the position. This rule works for traders as sometimes the best solution is to take the money and run. And like the old song of Steve Miller suggests and from which we should take lesson is that even when those two birds in the tree look better than the one in your hand you shouldn’t leave what you have and in this case you had better take the money at your hand and run.

Author Bio: As an experienced content writer Anahit appreciates the unique style and original way of writing. Each article should be expressed in such a way that you can listen to “the voice of author”. This is actually what she takes into consideration while creating content. The domains in which she is interested and therefore writes articles are Personal Finance and CFD Trading. You can find her articles on her blog and Moreover, currently she contributes to a number of other websites by doing guest blogging and would be glad to get contacted with as many bloggers as possible.

MDM: The Wave of the Future for Businesses

The business world’s adoption of mobile technology is what Forbes calls unprecedented. By 2015, they estimate there will be 7.4 billion wireless devices out there. This creates an interesting conundrum for companies looking to utilize employee-owned equipment to create a digital workplace. How do they go about synchronizing devices safely to get everyone on the same page?

Mobile device management allows businesses to create and manage a network regardless of the user-side device. The goal is to establish company connectivity that is both productive and cost-effective.

MDM: The Wave of the Future for Businesses

How MDM Works

The typical mobile device management system utilizes a server to send out commands. Mobile devices contain a client-side element that receives and implements these commands based on the operating system of the mobile device. Each device goes through a network enrollment process, according to Microsoft. The core software platform detects the device in the network and sends out settings to keep them connected.

Bring Your Own Device?

When you look at the base concept behind MDM, the challenges seem overwhelming. With smartphones, tablets and laptops, how can a system create a cohesive platform that allows network users to choose the tool they want, and secure it enough for the transmission and storage of sensitive data?

The functioning of a mobile device management system is reliant on the platform, not the specific device. That is why the software works with many different formats. Not all mobile products are MDM compatible either, but as the popularity of BYOD grows, modern smartphones and tablets are including this feature. Operating systems like iOS have a MDM framework built-in to allow for seamless communication with third-party vendors, according to Apple.

Security is a concern no matter what network a business uses. The steps to protect data are the same with MDM as they are with most multiuser platforms. Companies require employees to create unique passwords. The network administrator has access to the device should it go missing and can remove any sensitive information. This works in favor of the user, as well, because removal wipes all information from the device, protecting personal data.

Privacy is the biggest issue that comes up with employees. MDM systems work on device location – 24/7, so an employer always knows where that person is whether working or not. Designers are looking to improve options and allow locating to turn off when the employee is off duty.

Why MDM is the Way of the Future

Versatility makes this option appealing for businesses. Blackberry's MDM functionality is described as one platform capable of managing both corporate-owned and BYOD devices together, for example.

Ultimately, cost-efficiency pulls companies in this direction. The BYOD approach has the potential to save a lot of money for corporations that don’t have to supply employees with mobile devices. Between loss management and equipment upgrades, the implementation of MDM is a cost-saving tool that requires just the initial system investment.

Currently, 74 percent of companies allow some type of BYOD practice, explains Forbes. That means the business world is already in the game. With a little tweaking to improve employee privacy issues, MDM is looking like the best option for businesses in the future.

Author Bio:
Hannah Collins is a PR specialist with a knack for helping small businesses see the bigger picture. She enjoys being a freelance writer as well as reading about the newest gadgets and tech news.

What is the Role of Smartphones in Making Us Busy? [Infographic]

Today, the 90 percentage of people using a smartphone in this world. In recent survey - 65% of iPhone owners said "I Can't Live Without My iPhone," as below infographic shows.

What is the Role of Smartphones in Making Us Busy?

Here the infographic designed with Co-Production of Coupon Audit and TecSemo en-titled with " What Is the Role Of Smartphones In Making Us Busy? " that provides -- how smartphones are making us busy?.

What is the Role of Smartphones in Making Us Busy?

This Infographic is produced by Coupon Audit and Tech Semo


Are you agree/disagree with this? Why? Feel free to leave a comment with your experiences. Have a Great Day!

Present Information in an Epic Way

Present Information in an Epic Way

Let’s face it, how information is given to a person directly affects how it is processed and whether or not it is retained. By presenting information in a way that is both interesting and memorable, you can increase the retention rate. This is very important because if no one remembers the key elements of what you are saying, all your time amounts to nothing more than a waste. There are a number of easy and effective options that you can choose from when compiling the information that you hope to present. These modes of communicating information will ensure that your valuable time was not spent in vane.


Prezi is a cloud based software designed in a collaborative effort between some outstanding software companies. It enables the user to present information in a virtual area. Due to the fact that it is cloud type software, it can be accessed and collaborated on by many different people at different locations. This makes it a great choice for projects that have more than one person working on them. It eliminates the need for transferring files and even the need to be in the same country. As an added bonus there is even an app for the iPad.


Infographics are a compilation of text and graphics. They are eye-catching, usually colorful and have a good resonation with the public. The combination of text and graphics can help your subjects more easily process the ideas that you present and promote a better understanding of the concept. Infographics are not a new concept, they have been used for many centuries and for many purposes. Some of the earliest known were used to help humanity better understand the world around them and how it works. Present day infographics include items such as subway and transportation maps. There are many elements that need to be considered in order to have an infographic succeed at its intended purpose. This includes the wording, the graphic element, the spatial layout and the color scheme. It can sound complicated, but that is why there are services and programs that can help you to design an awesome infographic like Infographic World.


Never underestimate the power of animation. Presenting information as an animated short will help make it more memorable and there are programs available online to help you. If the information that you are dealing with can be presented in a skit form, you may want to consider this method. The programs available range in the level of knowledge needed to operate them. For instance POW is an animation program that is very basic and is marketed toward kids.

The information that you are trying to present is obviously important. If it wasn’t then you wouldn’t be knowledge, you will be ensuring that it is not forgotten. Many of the different presentation methods will also transfer well to social media outlets, blogs and YouTube. So if social media is a part of your marketing strategy, and it should be, you could end up with a great presentation and some exceptional content.

Author Bio: Marianne Ross is a freelance writer and an occasional guest-blogger who shares her business related tips on various blogs.

Why Installing Wireless Internet is a Wise Investment for You and Your Family

Why Installing Wireless Internet is a Wise Investment for You and Your Family

When you make the decision to install wireless Internet in your home, you not only enjoy the convenience of this modern technology, but also receive a great return on your investment. Read on to learn how wireless Internet can provide financial benefits. These will benefit you and your family.

Wireless networks allow users to access the Internet without having to connect cables from computers to routing devices. A business or home that uses wireless technology makes it easy for anyone within range who has an Internet-compatible device to connect to the World Wide Web via radio waves. Wireless Internet offers several benefits over wired networks that you should consider when choosing a provider to best suit the needs of you and your family.

Convenience, Practicality and Affordability

PCWorld explains that a wireless network is the superior option in terms of providing your home with a convenient, practical and affordable way to access the Internet at any time of the day or night. Wireless systems eliminate the need for you to remain in one location with your computer attached to your router while you are online and allow you to navigate websites at incredibly fast speeds. Providers also offer complete packages that do not require wiring costs, a factor that helps you to save money on your Internet connection.

Stable Internet Access for Work, School and Online Browsing

Whether you and your family are seeking wireless Internet for conducting business from home, finding information for school projects, surfing the Web during leisure time or all of the above, your investment also pays off in terms of stability. According to Cicso Systems, wireless networks allow for your Internet signal to remain stable and secure as you move through different areas of your home with a laptop computer while someone else sits at a desktop. This sophisticated technology works to maintain your connection when you allow guests in your home to access your network as well.

Choosing a Wireless Internet Provider

When choosing a wireless Internet provider for your household, you can save a great deal of time by browsing through comparison sites so that you can clearly see what each plan has to offer. Broadband Expert, one such comparison site, is a great reference to use when deciding on a wireless network. This site compares a range of packages according to factors such as price, setup cost, minimum available terms, data limits and speed. You are able to compare and contrast various packages offered by iPrimus, Dodo, Eftel and more in an efficient and easy-to-read manner.

In this day and age, installing a wireless network is truly the way to go if you want to get the best investment possible on your Internet plan. Finding the perfect package for your family's budget and responsibilities is effortless as Broadband Expert lists each provider for wireless Internet. Visit the site in order to discover which wireless networks are compatible with your interests.

Author's Bio: Rosette is a freelance writer who regularly contributes pieces to online blogs and magazines within the technology niche. As a seasoned user of wireless Internet, She enjoys sharing her knowledge of this topic and recommends that readers compare pricing plans before choosing a provider. She appreciates that Broadband Expert lists each provider for wireless Internet.

Facebook Leads the Way with VoIP Technology While Others Follow Closely

Facebook Leads the Way with VoIP Technology

VoIP (voice over internet protocol) technology is the way of the future. Facebook, one of the largest websites on the Internet for social networking, is leading the way in VoIP technology by allowing users to chat with each other using Facebook chat while on their phones.

Facebook Use of VoIP

The advances that Facebook is making will allow normal users to take advantage of everything VoIP has to offer. Users can log into Facebook chat and talk with another person as if they were calling them on a telephone. At the time of writing this, the Facebook VoIP service does not cost users anything to use. The only cost users will face while using it revolves around the cost for data transmission, especially if the VoIP is being utilized from a phone.

Facebook Leads the Way with VoIP Technology

The big question revolves around how Facebook's VoIP compares to services like Viber and Rebtel.

Viber Desktop Update

Viber has just released an app that allows Mac and PC users to take advantage of the VoIP service that mobile users have been able to enjoy for years now. In addition to that, they've updated to version 3.0 of their app for mobile phones, which allows for better call clarity,improved photo sharing and a brand new voice engine that is supported by even more languages than the previous versions. The biggest feature seems to be the ability to switch between the Viber mobile application and the Viber desktop application in a seamless fashion.

Facebook Leads the Way with VoIP Technology

Rebtel Launch VoIP SDK

Rebtel has launched an update that takes VoIP in a completely different direction. Instead of pushing out an update that expands their VoIP service to Mac and PC users, Rebtel has made a free VoIP SDK available for iOS and Android app makers. This will allow independent applications to be made that utilize the technology of VoIP for groups that need it. If a social networking website wanted to make a move similar to Facebook, then Rebtel would certainly be the option to use.

Facebook Leads the Way with VoIP Technology

Modern VoIP offers users a large number of features, but at the most basic level it provides users with the ability to phone each other. The cost of calling one VoIP user utilizing the same network is usually free with most services and the price of calling from a VoIP device to a regular telephone can be cheaper than a monthly phone service subscription. With the availability of VoIP spreading across not only devices but also websites and the improvements that established VoIP providers are making to their technology to provide better call quality, it seems like users will seriously have to consider moving to VoIP service. Even the cost of VoIP, which used to be significantly higher than the cost of regular phone service, has decreased in price during the previous years.

Author Bio: Jonny Grant, an expert in VoIP technology and working at providers Packnet. Jonny writes regularly about the updates in VoIP, both from a business and consumer perspective.

Apple Introduced OS X Mavericks in WWDC 2013

Apple Introduced OS X Mavericks in WWDC 2013
Apple introduced the new operating system for their Mac computers, the OS X Mavericks has new re-designed user interface and more than 200 new features. Besides the new moniker, OS X Mavericks also brings a number of new features.

Here's a look at the major ones

Finder Tabs
  • While it's been ages since tabs made it to web browsers, OS X Mavericks brings tabs to the Finder. You can browse different folders in one Finder window using tabs. For instance open the desktop in one tab, your Dropbox folder in another and your documents in another one. You can drag and drop files from one tab to another, and organise and view tabs as per your preference. Finder windows also get a full screen view in the update.
  • Just like you put tags in your blog posts for quick discovery, you can put tags to your files in local and iCloud folders.
  • You can simply tag files you want to organise together with a keyword. You can even give multiple tags to a single file. Tags appear in the Finder sidebar or can be entered in the search field. You can assign tags in respective apps and they'll be grouped together in one place. So you can apply tags in the Finder, in individual apps when you save files and in iCloud.
Enhanced multiple display support
  • Unlike the current version os OS X, Mavericks offers a richer experience when you have multiple displays connected to your Mac. Each connected display gets its own menu bar, and the Dock is available on whichever screen you're working on.
  • You can run multiple app windows on either display or run an app in full screen mode on each. It's even possible to see the desktop on one display and a full-screen app on another one. You can also turn your Apple TV connected TV to a full function display using AirPlay. All screens can be controlled via Mission Control.
  • Apple has extended its Maps apps to the desktop with OS X mavericks. The Maps app offers the Flyover 3D experience that offers rich previews of city landscapes. It also offers local points of interest such as restaurants and hotels, offering phone numbers, photos, and Yelp reviews. Maps on desktop also offers point-to-point directions, real-time traffic conditions, and alternate routes. You can even send a map to your iPhone for voice navigation. Maps have also been integrated with Mail, Contacts, and Calendar.
  • Just like Maps, Apple has extended iBooks to the desktop with OS X Mavericks. Books downloaded on your iOS devices appear automatically on your Mac. And there are over 1.8 million more in the iBooks Store, ready for you to download with just a few clicks.
  • The app also offers an optimised reading experience and offers features like turning pages with a swipe, zoom in on images with a pinch, or scroll from cover to cover with the app. It also offers a dark mode for reading.
  • iBooks also integrates iCloud sync and when you take notes, highlight passages, or add a bookmark on your Mac, iCloud pushes them to all your devices automatically. It also offers features like adding citations when you quote while writing a paper, for students.
  • OS X Mavericks offers better actionable notifications that let you perform actions in response without leaving the app you're in. You can reply to a message, respond to a FaceTime video call, or delete an email right from a notification. All notifications are also offered in a summary if you're away from your Mac. You can also choose to receive notifications from iOS apps.
Updated Safari browser
  • The updated Safari web browser in OS X Mavericks offers new user interface features including a new Top Sites page that lets you easily organise your frequently visited websites. You can add sites from bookmarks and rearrange the website thumbnails by dragging them wherever you wish to.
  • Safari also offers a Shared Links list in the new Sidebar that shows links posted by people you follow on Twitter and LinkedIn. Under the hood, Safari features the new Nitro Tiered JIT and Fast Start technologies for zippy and more responsive web browsing. Apple has also integrated new power-saving technologies, so that the Mac doesn't waste power on background processes and plug-in content.
Advanced features for power optimisation
  • For faster performance and longer battery life, Apple has integrated new innovations with OS X Mavericks including Timer Coalescing that groups low-level operations together so that the processor doesn't use more power and battery is conserved, App Nap that saves power while working on multiple apps by slowing down the apps that are in the background, and compressed memory that frees up memory space for faster performance.
New Calendar
  • The skeuomorphic leather folder user interface has now been replaced with a fresh new minimalistic look. It now offers continuous scrolling to browse across weeks and months and can look at the last half of one month and the first half of the next one simultaneously. It also brings a new event inspector making it simpler to create and edit events by suggesting addresses and points of interest when you start typing in the location field. The new Calendar app shows the event's location on a map, calculates travel time, and even displays a weather forecast.
iCloud Keychain
  • iCloud Keychain remembers and stores your website user names and passwords on the devices you approve and protects them with AES 256-bit encryption. It keeps all the data up to date on all your iOS and Mac devices.
  • The iCloud Keychain automatically fills user credentials whenever and wherever you need them. OS X Mavericks also offers a new Password Generator that suggests unique, hard-to-guess passwords for your online accounts. It also offers the option to store credit card information too.
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Apple Introduced iOS 7 in WWDC 2013

It is. iOS 7, the latest version of Apple’s flagship mobile operating system, is here, and it’s almost entirely different from the versions that came before. Gone are the skeuomorphic designs and 3D effects, replaced by Sir Jony Ive’s “flat design.” Rumors had been flying for weeks about the new OS and now it’s here and it is, at least at this early reckoning, a massive change for the six year old operating system.

iOS 7 for iPhone, iPad and iPod

First, we must remember that Ive, Apple’s industrial designer now in control of software following the departure of Scott Forstall, isn’t a believer in interfaces that copy real-world objects. In the past, making the Notes app look like a legal pad or the calendar app look like a Moleskine calendar notebook were part of the iOS design philosophy, as ingrained in the OS as “Slide To Unlock.” All that is gone now.

New Look:
  • iOS 7 has a new font leading the way, which seems to be a sort of Helvetica Neue Ultra. It’s very skinny, clean, and it was hinted at in the iOS 7 banners that went up for WWDC yesterday.
  • Instead of white bars on a black background, Apple will now tell you what kind of service coverage you have with five little dots, which are white and grey depending on how strong the signal is across a translucent background.
  • The lock screen is changed for the first time in iOS’s history, with no more shine top or bottom bars for slide to unlock or the clock. Instead, Slide to unlock is translucent above the background image.
  • Default app icons are now flatter, but not quite flat, just as predicted.
  • Jony Ive’s hand has had its way with iOS notifications. The notifications panel isn’t laced with dark grey linen anymore, but actually has a very flat look to it. There is a today view, that lets you see friends birthdays, upcoming invitations, calendar, stocks, and a quick look at tomorrow.
  • The apps all seem to have a white base, except for the stocks app which has a black background and the weather app, which shows motion in the background to convey the current weather.
  • The keyboard is more white, than grey, with a translucency that lets you see what’s underneath the keyboard.
iOS 7 for iPhone, iPad and iPod

New Features:

Control Center

  • Control Center is a pull-up tray that is available in your lock screen.
  • You can adjust brightness, volume, and other settings including Wifi, Airplane mode, rotation lock, or Bluetooth.
  • The Control Center even offers a flashlight, along with tabs for music, camera, and other quick-access apps.
  • The Control Center takes on the environment it’s in, so if you swipe up while you’re in mail, it will have the same blue and white coloring under that translucent panel.
  • iOS 7 lets you multitask between all third-party apps with much better battery consumption.
  • You can double-tap the home button to enter into multi-tasking mode, just like always, but the interface for multitasking has been revamped. It appears to offer live previews, but Apple wasn’t clear about that.
  • Safari opens straight into full screen mode now, with the option to pull down to bring up the search bar at the top.
  • The search field has been improved to be a unified smart search field, which lets you have access to all your favorite websites with a single tap.
  • Tabs come with a totally new interface, scrolling in a vertical carousel, and there are no longer any limits. In other words, you can have as many tabs as you want, as opposed to just 8 like before. Swipe a tab off to the side to throw it away.
  • The new Safari is integrated with iCloud keychain from OS X Mavericks, and also comes with parental controls.
  • You can share sharesheets with other people by simply tapping their name. No NFC required.
  • Airdrop supports iPhone 5, iPad 4th gen, iPad Mini
Camera And Photos
  • The Camera app lets you swipe between your various camera types, such as panorama or HDR so you can quickly take a pic instead of fumbling around with settings.
  • Photos marks the first update to the photo gallery on iOS since it was introduced.
  • You can search based on date, and location, within the photos app.
  • Instagram must be flattered - Apple has introduced photo filters so you can add a little professionalism to the picture.
  • Users can share via AirDrop, iCloud photo-sharing, as well as shared Photo Streams.
  • You can even share video with iCloud photo-sharing.
  • Siri has a new voice! It sounds similar, but also weird. You can choose a male or female voice, if you like. Voices include languages like French, German, and other languages “over time.”
  • The visual UI has also been upgraded, with a sound wave going along the bottom.
  • Siri has also been integrated with settings, letting you tell her to turn on bluetooth, or lower the screen brightness.
  • The company has also added support for Twitter, Wikipedia, and shows web search results direct from Bing.
iOS In The Car
  • iOS in the Car depends a lot on Siri.
  • It puts the iOS homescreen on the screen of your car, and lets you search for directions, listen to music, etc.
  • App Store
  • You can now search for apps based on location. In other words, search for apps by the Louvre and see a lot of French museum apps.
  • The App Store also automatically updates apps for you in the background now. Hallelujah again!
iTunes Radio
  • Apple has finally introduced the much-anticipated iTunes Radio, which gives a Genius-like experience to the entire 26-million title iTunes catalog.
  • You can see the full list of songs on each station by clicking history, with purchase and preview buttons built right in to send you to the iTunes store.
  • iTunes Radio also lets you customize each station by clicking a star to show that you want more of this type of music.
  • iTunes Match users will get an ad-free experience, but others will be able to use the app for free with a few audio and text ads.
Activation Lock
  • This is for those of us who have had an iPhone stolen.
  • If a thief steals your phone and tries to turn off Find My iPhone, they can no longer turn the device back on without your iCloud password.
  • Users can also block messages and calls from other users.
Apple rolled out iOS 7 soon to all iDevice users in next few weeks and users can get update on Over the Air or from iTunes.


Google Updates Gmail for both Mobile and Desktop, Gets New Inbox and Automatic Sorting Feature, How to Enable This For You?

Google Updates Gmail for both Mobile and Desktop

Google updated the Gmail for both Desktop and Mobile App, introduced a new way to manage your inbox. This new inbox shows number of tabs at the top of Gmail’s inbox.

This tabs is used for automatically categorizes your messages into them - for your social updates from sites like Google+, Twitter, Facebook or YouTube, promotions from the likes of Google Offers and Groupon, and a kind of catch-all "Updates" tab for your bills, receipts and similar messages.

Google Updates Gmail for both Mobile and Desktop

You can easily customize the Emails in your new inbox - select the tabs you want from all five to none, drag-and-drop to move messages between tabs, set certain senders to always appear in a particular tab and star messages so that they also appear in the Primary tab.

Google Updates Gmail for both Mobile and Desktop

This update, which will started rolling out for all Gmail users, will be available on both the desktop and through Google’s mobile apps for iOS and Android, which should get an update early next week.

If you can’t wait, also keep an eye on the gear menu. Just follow the steps below, you will be able to turn this new feature on manually.

Steps to Enable New Gmail inbox
  • Sign in to your Gmail account
  • Click on the gear icon on top right corner
  • Then select "Configure inbox" from drop down
  • The pop up window shows you to select the tabs you want, just select and
  • Then click Save button, Shows "Welcome Message"
  • Click Okay, got it!
  • That's it, now you enjoy your inbox with new Feature.
If you don't like the new inbox, you can disable it at anytime by clicking te "Gear Icon".

Samsung Going to Launch 5G Mobile Communication Technology Soon!

Samsung, one of the leading smartphone makers in the world, planned to launch the 5G (i.e) 5th Generation of mobile communication technology standards.
Samsung to Launch 5G Mobile Communication Technology
Samsung is the first company in the world has successfully tested its 5G network with 1 Gbps speed (potentially up to 10 Gbps), and download speed up to 40 GB per minute.

Now, we see about the uses of 5G
  • Samsung has exchanged the 1 GB of data's in 28 GHz speed with 5G in the test. It is several times faster than 2G and 3G which we are using now.
  • With 5G, we can share the High Defenition videos in minimum of time.
  • We can also able to enjoy the 3D movies and Sports in Live. And able to stream Utra-HD videos without buffering.
According to the reports by Samsung, this new generation of 5G standards may be introduced approximately in 2020.

Google I/O Announcements: Music Streaming, Google+, Gaming, Maps, Search, Chat, Developer Tools, Schools, and A New Phone

Google I/O Announcements

Google used its annual conference for software developers to unveil several new products, services and features. They include enhancements for online games, maps, search, music and photos and are meant to help the company cement its role in people's technological lives.

Here's a look at some of the announcements made at Wednesday's keynote at Google I/O.

Music streaming

All Access will blend songs you have already uploaded to your online libraries with millions of other tracks for a $10 monthly fee. This puts Google in competition with paid subscription plans such as Spotify and Rhapsody and free music services such as Pandora.

All Access became available in the U.S. on Wednesday and comes with a 30-day free trial. If you start the trial by June 30, the monthly fee drops to $8. That's $2 cheaper than leading competing plans. It is expected to roll out soon in 12 other countries where Google currently sells music - 10 European countries such as the U.K., France and Germany, as well as Australia and New Zealand.

The new service will allow you to search for songs, albums or artists directly, or peruse 22 different genres. Google curators will also offer recommendations based on your listening behavior and your existing library of songs. You can listen to any available song right away, or switch to a "radio" format that creates a playlist of songs that you might like. Radio playlists can be adjusted on the fly by deleting or re-ordering upcoming songs. Google describes all of this as "radio without rules."

By combining an unlimited-access subscription plan with music sold through Google's online Play store, All Access covers any gaps. Some artists, including Taylor Swift, keep recent releases away from streaming services for several months in order to boost download sales. All three major recording labels - Vivendi's Universal Music Group, Sony Music Entertainment, and Warner Music Group Corp. - are participating in All Access.


Google is adding 41 features to its Google Plus social network as it tries to turn it into a more formidable threat to Facebook. The new features started appearing Wednesday and draw upon the computing power, algorithms and other innovations that have made Google the leader in search.

A new photo-management tool will pick out the best shots from a wide assortment of photos. Just upload a bunch, and Google's machines will reject ones that are blurry or don't have people smiling. Another factor is Google's knowledge of who's important to you - so family members or close friends are more likely to make the cut.

If the photos don't look quite right, Google is promising to enhance them, taking over a job that typically requires people to buy and master special photo-editing software. Computer-controlled editing tools will automatically remove red eyes, soften skin tones, sharpen colors and adjust contrast. Google offers something similar through an "I'm Feeling Lucky" button on its Picasa editing software.

Another feature promises to stitch together a sequence of photos taken of the same group of people or a panoramic scene. This stitching system can be used to create a single photo that pulls the best shots of everyone featured in a series of pictures. It will also produce an animated clip featuring the motions of people captured in a succession of photos taken against the same background.

Google is also expanding the storage limit for full-resolution photos. Instead of five gigabytes for free per account, you'll get 15 gigabytes.

Other enhancements to Google Plus include a newly designed stream of content, which moves away from the list of posts found on Facebook. It will also automatically add hash tags to identify the main topic being discussed in a post or featured in a photo, and it will use those tags to bring you related posts. Facebook doesn't use hash tags, though Twitter and Instagram do.

Online games

Google is adding leaderboards and the ability to match players in online games to its Android operating system for smartphones and tablet computers. The new features match those available in Apple's Game Center for the iPhone and iPad. Google is also making it possible to save game progress online, so players can pick up games where they left off, even on other devices.

Getting into gaming gives Google an opportunity to participate in one of the most popular activities on mobile devices.

Google says the leaderboards will also be available through a browser on regular computers. Apple's Game Center works on Mac computers, too.

Maps, Search and Chat

Google introduced new features for its mapping apps on Android devices and iPhones. When you search for restaurants in a city or neighborhood, you'll get the names of the restaurants along with their ratings at the bottom of the screen. You can swipe through the results horizontally. The mapping app will also include Google Offers - deals akin to those from Groupon Inc. and LivingSocial.

Google is making images from its Google Earth service available on the Web browser. Before, you had to install separate software to use Google Earth. One feature demonstrated Wednesday is the ability to see a view of earth from space and rotate it around.

Google Maps on the Web also has a new look, taking up the entire screen. Names of destinations that used to be on the left of the map are being embedded on the map itself.

For mobile devices, Google is optimizing its mapping app for tablet computers such as the iPad. That will allow the app to take advantage of the larger screen. It's expected this summer.

Google will integrate what it knows about users with its search function, so it can reply to questions like "What's my gate number?" or "my restaurant reservation." Google already makes this available through its Google Now service on Android devices, iPhones and iPads. Now, it's available to anyone using its Chrome browser on traditional computers.

Meanwhile, Google is streamlining its communications tools, offering a new app to combine its chat and Hangout services. It keeps a record of past conversations, though there's a way to turn that off. It will be available for Android and Apple devices, as well as regular Web browsers on computers. The new application is called Hangouts.

New phone

A variant of Samsung Electronics Co.'s Galaxy S4 phone will run a pure version of Android. That's the version that Google makes and distributes, not the one modified by Samsung to include a host of features that have been dismissed as confusing gimmicks in reviews by The Associated Press and others.

The new phone will be unlocked, meaning it will work with any carrier, including those abroad. But it also means the price won't be subsidized by the carrier. Google will sell it for $649 starting June 26, rather than the usual $200 or so with a two-year contract. Google says that the new phone will be able to get Android updates as they come. U.S. carriers sometimes block those updates from getting to locked phones.

Developer Tools

Google unveiled a number of tools that software developers could incorporate into their apps.

One will allow apps to track what users are doing, such as walking. It may appear creepy to users, but Android executive Hugo Barra says the tools will allow developers to create "a whole new category of awesome apps."

Another tool will help software developers make sure their apps work well on different screen sizes. That's important because some people use phones and others use mid-size or larger tablets. Developers will want to make sure their apps are pleasant across the board.

Other tools promise to help developers get more users and make more money through their apps, such as by better understanding how effective their ads are in getting people to download their apps.

Some of the new tools will help Android users directly. With new technology for syncing notifications on different devices, a notification you dismiss on a phone won't reappear when you check your tablet. Google also says its Google Play store will make recommendations for apps, books, movies and music based on the device you are using. After all, what works well on a tablet might not on a phone.


Google Play for Education, launching this fall, is designed to help get Android tablets into schools. One feature will allow educators to distribute an app to hundreds of tablets with a single click. Schools will able to pay for apps by charging against an account set up ahead of time. Normally, a credit card is required, something difficult for schools to use for purchases.

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Samsung Finally Confirmed the Release Date of Galaxy S4 in India

Samsung Electronics, the Korean based company is scheduled a launch event of Galaxy S4 in India on April 26, 2013, the Galaxy s4 is compete with Sony Xperia Z and the HTC One for the position of Android flagship of 2013.

Samsung Finally Confirmed the Release Date of Galaxy S4 in India

Samsung Galaxy S4 was annouced on March 14, 2013 with 5 inches full-HD screen with a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels, powered by 1.6 GHz Exynos octa-core processor in some regions, and a 1.9 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon quad-core processor in others. Many people in India expected to get the octa-core version.

Some other Highlights of Samsung Galaxy S4
  • Android OS, v4.2.2 (Jelly Bean)
  • 1.9GHz quad-core processor/ 1.6GHz octa-core processor with Exynos 5 Octa 5410 Chipset (Depending upon region)
  • 5 inch Full HD Super AMOLED Capacitive touchscreen with Multi-touch and Corning Gorilla Glass 3 Protection
  • 13 MP rear camera with LED Flash and 2 MP front facing camera
  • 2GB RAM, 16/32/64 GB of internal and microSD, upto 64 GB
  • Click here for complete specification and features
The Galaxy S4 is already on pre-order in US, UK and Portugal. The price of smartphone in US is $640 (approx. Rs. 34,700), in UK 699 Pounds (approx. Rs. 58,000), and in Portugal 690 Euros (approx. Rs. 49,000).

In India, we expected that the price of Galaxy S4 is around Rs. 45, 000.

Update: Samsung Finally Released for Rs. 41,500 in India.

Micromax A115 Canvas 3D Spotted on Internet with Android 4.1 and 1 GHz Dual-Core Processor

Micromax, a leading Indian Smartphone maker launched the successful A116 Canvas HD in India, now their is many romour the A115 Canvas 3D features a 5 inches 3D capacitive touchscreen display with the resolution of 800 x 480 pixels that will be capable of displaying 3D images and videos. This is the first device with 3D features from the company.

Micromax A115 Canvas 3D Spotted on Internet

There is also some unconfirmed specs include 8-megapixel back camera, 2-megapixel front-facing camera for video chat, and 4GB internal storage, which can be expanded further via microSD card.

Micromax has already said that "i'll launch 30 smartphones this year to expand the portfolio of handsets and tablet PCs as it eyes leadership position in the segment" in the launch conference of A116 Canvas HD.
Micromax A115 Canvas 3D Spotted on Internet with Android 4.1
Specifications of Micromax A115 Canvas 3D
  • Android OS, v4.1 (Jelly Bean)
  • 1 GHz Dual-core Processor
  • 5 inch 3D capacitive touchscreen display with the resolution of 800 x 480 pixels
  • 8MP autofocus rear camera, 2MP front-facing camera
  • 1 GB RAM, 4 GB Internal and microSD, upto 32 GB
  • GPRS, EDGE, 3G, WiFi, Bluetooth, microUSB v2.0
  • GPS with A-GPS support
We expect that Micromax A115 Canvas 3D will be available from last week of April 2013 or first week of May 2013 in Indian markets and expected price is under Rs. 15K, stay with us to know more about Canvas 3D.
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