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Xiaomi Resumes Sales in India After a Dead Pause

It seemed for a second as if Xiaomi is going to pack up things and it reverts back to resume sales in India. We are well aware of the news about Ericsson filing case against Xiaomi in non-responding clause for their communications recently. Based on the petition, Delhi High Court issued the judgment ordering to suspend sales of all Xiaomi products in India till the issue get solved.

 

Regarding this, Hugo Barra responds to the situation in the recent past and apologizes all Xiaomi fans for disappointing them with unfulfilled orders.

 

He said “We have greatly enjoyed our journey with you in India over the last 5 months and we firmly intend to continue it!” with a hope of no ray as it seemed.

 

Later he notifies Mi fans in his status update that the company is going to resume sales in India from December 23rd of 2014 and so asks fans to stay tuned to the Mi India page for updates.

 

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Last week, we were forced to suspend sales in India due to an order passed by the Delhi High Court. Thanks for the overwhelming support so many of you have shown to Mi India in response to that!

 

We are happy to announce that the Delhi High Court today issued a ruling in our favor, allowing us to resume sales in India subject to certain terms.” says Hugo Barra in his status update.

 

The good news is that Redmi 1S is coming back next week and we’ll be having our next sale on Tuesday, December 23. Registration will open shortly — keep an eye on the Mi India page for details!

 

We will also be resuming sales of Redmi Note shortly, with the 4G model this time. More details on that very soon, stay tuned!” he adds to it.

 

It seems like the issue is not yet solved and there are certain constraints that the company should bound to. Let’s see where this goes!

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10 Mostly Searched Gadgets of 2014

New year is a couple of weeks ahead and Google have already summarized the trends for the year of 2014. Under technology category, Google have also summarized the most searched gadgets throughout the year. Let’s take a look at the most searched tech gadgets of 2014 in India.

1. Moto G

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Moto G, which came as a powerful affordable middle-range Android handset grabbed the top place in India’s search terms. With the double release, in the name of generation 1 and generation 2 in two halves of the year grabbed the attention of the gadget lovers on internet.

2. iPhone 6

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iPhone 6 was the most awaited gadget of the year 2014. people were so desperate to see it in the market since day 1. Finally Apple pulled the curtains down on September 10th with a great launch event at Flint Center in Cupertino. Though they got some negative publicity because of its bending possibility, iPhone 6 and 6 plus have managed to secure the second place in Google search engine.

3. Samsung Galaxy S5

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Galaxy S5 is one of the successful gadgets of Samsung among the 80 other products that the company had released in the year of 2014. It was a tough year for Samsung as the budget devices ruled the market irrespective of the brand. After this impact, prices on Galaxy S5 were dropped drastically on ecommerce sites. Though, it could grab the 3rd top position in the searches for the year 2014.

4. Moto E

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It is anyone's dream to have a powerful Android phone in their hands but in low budget. Introduction of Moto E have made the dream come true for the common man in India. With the amazing specs and features, Moto stole the show with the price of Rs.6,999 and was the first ecommerce success in the smartphone market of 2014.

5. Nokia X

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From the day Nokia announced the Android versions of their products, the anxiety to have one was increased in fans. Who won’t like the standards like Nokia and features like Android in one single gadget?

6. Nokia XL

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This was introduced as big brother in the XL family. Nokia XL comes with little enhanced features compared to Nokia X like secondary camera, bigger screen, GSM+WCDMA standby, better RAM and battery. This device stands out with a little extra price than Nokia X.

7. Xiaomi Mi3

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Xiaomi is the first Chinese smartphone company that moved muscles in the spines of leaders of the big mobile companies. The Mi3 handsets were experimentally introduced into Indian market through ecommerce giant Flipkart. The beast specifications and the price range it comes for shook the Flipkart’s website go down because of the huge flow of orders and traffic.

The popularity of Xiaomi took toll on its existence. The warnings of IAF, the hack news confirmation by Symantec and the recent Delhi High Court stay on imports and sales have showed a significant impact on Xiaomi sales. [Follow the controversial stories of Xiaomi]

8. Samsung Galaxy Grand

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Samsung has got another successful gadget, Samsung Galaxy Grand for the year 2014. Among the 80+ products that the company has released in this year, only a few succeeded and happy to see the Galaxy Grand in that list.

With the innovated features like multi-window and multi-tasking, Galaxy Grand stands out in position 8 in the most searched gadgets of 2014.

9. Moto X

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Moto X is the big brother of Moto smartphone family. With the processing speed of 2.5GHz, Quadcore Snapdragon 801 processor gives the best of multi tasking on the phone. The 2GB RAM, 5.2 inch HD screen, Android 4.4 Kitkat and Dual LED ring flash makes Moto X stand out as the 9th most searched smartphone under not-so-expensive budget. Just like Moto G, Moto X is also re-released as 2nd generation version.

10. iPhone 5S

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From the date of release i.e., on September 20th in the year 2013 till now, iPhone 5S has been the most wanted gadget for anyone in the world. With the charm of Apple and magic of iOS 8 and iconic designs of gold and silver versions stole the show till the middle of the year but later people were turned on to iPhone 6. If there would have been no iPhone 6, this adorable version of iPhone would have been on top in searches.
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How to change the default ‘Save’ location of Windows Live Writer

Windows Live Writer(WLW) is my favorite offline blogging tool provided by Microsoft corporation. It can be installed along with the Windows Live Essentials manually on your computer if you don’t have it yet.

It gives you the feel of writing a blog post in the view format on the webpage. We can even half write the blog posts and save on our computer for later editing.

By default, WLW saves the blog posts in the form of drafts and recent posts separately in the C:\Users\<Your Username>\Documents\My Weblog Posts directory. There is no option to change the save location unfortunately. So, any drafts that you had saved in the same directory where the operating system is installed would be gone if anything goes wrong with your OS.

As we cannot stop the operating system go wrong in one time or another, it is always better to save the files in another partition(s). Though there is no path changing option for WLW, we can change its default saving path by tweaking windows registry.

Performing the tweak

Hoping that you are using Windows 7 or later version(s) of operating system,
  1. Press Win+R and type regedit to open windows registry.
  2. Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER > Software > Microsoft > Windows Live.
  3. Right-Click on Writer folder > New and Select String Value.windows-registry
  4. Rename it to PostsDirectory and then double-click on it to enter the value.
  5. Copy-paste or type in the directory where you wanted to save the blog posts by default. For e.g., D:\
Note: Your blog posts will be saved in a folder named My Weblog Posts which would be created by default as a sub directory after giving the directory path in the Value field of PostsDirectory string.

So, finally your blog posts will be saved in the following directory(ies),
D:\My Weblog Posts\ – main directory.
D:\My Weblog Posts\Drafts where your drafts are stored.
D:\My Weblog Posts\Recent Posts – Recently published posts or recently loaded-from-blog-blog posts will be saved.

Hope it solved the problem simply. Don’t forget to share if it worked for you or not!
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Online Recharge Prepaid Mobile Account[Dummies Guide]

We are starting a new section ‘Dummies Guide’ for novice computer users up on the request of some of the Amfas Tech readers where we’ll be focusing on the educating tutorials on those things that are necessary in the basic tech routine of anyone's life.

We would like to start this section with the first requested guide i.e., ‘how to recharge prepaid mobile online’. If you wanted a guiding tutorial, you may request us through email or through messaging on our Facebook page.

Recharge procedure

Note: Recharging your prepaid mobile account is easy but needs your full attention while doing it. As we will be doing the transaction online through credit/debit cards or online banking, we should take care of the security concerns that involve in them.

Follow are the steps involved the recharging process,
  1. Identify your network provider(for e.g., Idea, Airtel, Aircel, Vodafone, etc..).
  2. Go to Google.com and search for the network provider’s recharge portal(for e.g.,https://care.ideacellular.com/wps/portal/account/online-recharge is the recharge portal for Idea users).
  3. Enter your prepaid mobile number in the mobile number field. It may ask you to enter it twice as for confirmation(to reduce recharging of mis-typed number). Then click on Ok or Submit or Recharge or any relevant button(the name of the button may change according the website).
  4. Once clicked Submit, it will take you to the recharge plans page where you have to choose a plan or top-up of your choice. Choose one and click Recharge Now or relevant link beside the recharge plan.
  5. Confirm your recharge and proceed.
  6. Choose the type of payment and card from the form of payment options. It will redirect you to bank gateway where you have to enter the further details like card number, name on card and CVV number.
  7. Enter your card number, name on the card, CVV number and valid through date in the form and click Submit.
  8. You will get an One Time Password(OTP) to your mobile number(which was registered with your bank account) if you are doing this transaction for the first time.
  9. It will ask you to create a transaction password with along with your email ID after entering the OTP. Enter your email ID and new transaction password(which can be used for your future transactions).
  10. Once you are done with the process, you will be redirected to the ‘Successfully recharged’ page of your network provider.

Things to remember

Though the procedure look so simple, it involves the risky side of transacting money online. So you should be aware of the online frauds and scams along with the security procedures that help prevent being scammed or hacked.
  1. Always remember that your transactions should be done over HTTPS protocol instead of HTTP(for e.g., https://care.ideacellular…..)
  2. Every online transaction that goes through bank gateway would be encrypted and will show you the same in the form a message in the time gap of redirecting(for e.g., ‘this connection is encrypted with 3D secure 128 bit encryption algorithm’).
  3. No transaction will last more than 10 minutes. If you delay the process while in bank gateway, it will cancel the transaction.
  4. Bank payment gateways will not place any pop-up or slide over advertisements and ask you to respond in order to proceed with the transaction. If you found any such in between the process it means that you computer or web browser is infected with adware/malware. It is better to quit the transaction when you find any such.
  5. Never reveal your credit/debit card/online banking details to anyone online or offline. Also never reveal your transaction password to anyone(especially to your kids).
  6. Amfas Tech will take no liability if you loss any money from this transaction procedure. We have nothing to do with your responsibility of keeping your computer and web browser safe.

Identifying card details

If you have any problem in identifying your credit/debit card, see the example screenshot below of the same,

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Not all cards are same! The above card is shown to make you understand the details on your card only.

Be smart online!

Image Source: hsbc.com.vn
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Is 'Nano Particles' the Future of Technology?

Nano Particles-Are they going to be the future for storage of charges in batteries? Word is being spread out that nano particles when refined through a series of process, can store charges at much higher rate than any other batteries used in the current device.

What would you do if you are told “Hey, you can recharge your phone in less than 30 seconds” Yeah and that’s what the manager of Storedot-a start-up company has promised its investor.

Isn’t it cool? Storedot is a start-up which is gaining its attention in the market with its product buzzing in the recent times. The company CEO has addressed in a meeting that they are in the final stages of developing a product which is going to be the future of the world in the field of storage devices.


They are trying to synthesize nano dots and combine its power so that they can pack up all the particles inside a phone battery so that within thirty seconds it can recharge a phone. However their production methods are still unknown.

Since they have given their word that their product will be out in 2017 in the markets, investors have started pouring out in queue.

Rumors being spread that Samsung have approached them for bonding. However they remain numb for answers. Hearing such improvement in technology particularly in storage devices will nano particles be the eye opener of future?

Well when things are at stake new discoveries are made. Isn't it going to be one of them. I guess we have to wait and watch!
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