ALERT: The following article is another tech-humor, a mockery of the hoax that Rs.2000 Note is installed with Nano-GPS chip, after ‘Cooking with Smartphones’. So, don’t take this information granted. You can laugh out loud at your convenience any way.
The pace at which the technology is racing through is proven with the flagship specifications when every gadget is released to dominate the processors and competitors in the market. The flagship series has got a new face of gadgets with bigger screens than the bigger ones (5.5 inch ones I mean) along with some added special functionalities.
Talking about the bigger screens, we should also talk about the value of them. Generally, the Note series devices from any manufacturer costs premium rates compared to that of normal ones.
RBI has released the cheapest and new flagship note of value Rs.2000 which comes with all technical specifications that a smartphone would have. Let’s take a look at the Rs.2000 note and see what it got to be called as a flagship.
Note 2000 INR is the successor of its predecessor Note 1000 INR which is duplicated at the most possibility. The Note 1000 INR featured no special technology but the strip on the middle for the scanners and some camouflage logos and images for identification. But the new Note 2000 INR comes with a built-in GPS chip which is not only identifiable if lost, but also identifies the other notes when stored in bulk. This new NFIGPS (Near Field Identification GPS) helps to curb the duplication and cloaking of stock that is produced.
The 2000 Note looks a bit longer and thinner than 1000 Note. It has Mahatma Gandhi’s picture on the front and Mangalyaan Satellite on the back that promotes the success of India into Space. We have the language options shown at the back in all major Indian languages. We will have to wait and see for the support of more languages including tribal in next possible update.
Thank god, the Nano-meter wide Note didn’t ditch the headphone jack like Apple did for iPhone 7. More than that, it has built-in radio antenna that minimizes into the width like never existed.
The 2000 Note features a 16MP camera that will not give a bump of the back of the Note. All the pictures taken will be saved on the Indi-Cloud which is maintained by the Indian government. This camera also acts a spy camera if you keep more than 125 Notes with you. The NFIGPS counts the number of notes and activates the camera if the max limit is reached. However, the banks will be given the camera disabler gear to disable the cameras when in storage.
The Note 2000 comes with 200GB USB drive and 3-Blade Razor for smooth shave. Looks like the government is taking care of the personal grooming as well. Releasing this Note in the month of November shows the government vision about the ‘No Shave November’. So, boys! Note 2000 is definitely for us.
The government of India has managed to pull off 1000s and 500s in the market after being analyzed as duplicated. So, it is not just Samsung or Apple that hold the record of pulling off their gadgets from the market.
The hype for Note 2000 has incredibly went high. People all over the country lined-up for exchanging their old 500s and 1000s to get the new Note 2000. It may break the record of demand for iPhone and JIO sales very soon.
What’s your take on this? Please comment your thoughts in comments section below.
Canva is my favorite online photo editing tool and I wrote about its features in the past. I won’t complain that it didn’t have features that I wanted the most, yet I used the most of it in preparing graphics for my blog posts and social media campaigns.
With the times, I got used to all the free designs of Canva interface and I kind of got bored of them.
Photoshop is my lifebuoy when the internet connection troubles me. But, loading all heavy Photoshop tools every time by quitting the browser is a fatigue that you would not expect to get.
During that times, I found out this new online free photo editing app which makes a good alternative to Canva, and with more new designs and possibilities. I am not paid a shell for this review and it is wholly out of inspiration that this tool has provoked me to do.
To make the possibilities of FotoJet in a simple 3 word tagline, it makes a collage maker, graphic designer and a simple photo editor.
Let me show you what a collage maker tool from FotoJet can do.
FotoJet’s collage maker offers us a few types of collages and frames to make a good photo frame. The photo templates for Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year are also available on their collage tool.
What I like in FotoJet
The simple drag and drop interface reminds me of the Canva’s beautiful interface. Like Canva, FotoJet also has the drag and drop interface with the facility of the bringing media into the workspace from the computer.
One more interesting thing that I found on FotoJet which Canva couldn’t offer is that the importing of images directly from Facebook into the workspace.
There are different readymade designs which can easily be modified in a minute and used. Canva also have this feature, but I am specific about the type of readymade templates that FotoJet has.
What I hate in FotoJet
The ads. Yes! The ads in the free graphic designer are annoying. They are as disturbing as the malware or adware installed on the computer. It distracts a lot. To get rid of the ads, FotoJet suggest us to upgrade to the FotoJet Plus plan.
But, Canva is clean even in its free designer. The fluidity of the application interface of FotoJet is spoiled by the addition of the bottom bar and sidebar ads. Canva on the other hand yet offers the clean interface.
FotoJet makes a good alternative to Canva but cannot dominate it with some minor glitches and interface distractions.
What comes as a symbol of richness and dignity in movies and TV ads? Why a glowing bitten apple is on the back of the laptop lies in a selfie shot? Did you see any mirror selfie shots being taken without the Apple logo on the back of their phones?
Okay! I’ll slow down a bit and let you think.
It is because Apple products are the symbol of richness, dignity and even royalty of this era. The middle class hero in the movie will be using the MacBook and the world doesn’t care how does he get such a costly piece of computer.
Yeah! I know. That’s Bollywood logic and Bollywood logics have no scientific proofs but a blind belief.
If we talk about selfies, they are most popular even from the days of earlier camera phones where the selfie taker do it in front of the mirror with his/her phone. It was started a rare practice and has been an addiction since the Apple iPhones. People, yet love to take selfies with their back camera in front of the mirror even having the very good front camera on the phone and that phone would be an iPhone.
That’s because they just want to show off their iPhone and the Apple logo on the mirror. It’s more than a phone and to pride itself when held in hand.
Voice from the sky: Excuse me! I thought this would be a technical story and you are literally talking like a drunkard.
That’s being said. Let’s skip into technical.
The reason why people started loving Apple products is because of the passion and the art of work in their every product that they put and how it integrates into the lives of humans.
Voice from the sky: That’s deep.
The very first idea of making a computer that can be carried everywhere is innovation that is admired by the whole world for the era of computers. You may not know the father of digital computer, Alan Turner but you know Steve Jobs very well.
Apple stood for innovation. The perfection of design has also been taken inside the shell, thereby standards of computers.
The whole music library in pocket
When Steve Jobs was thrown out of Apple, the company started to fall in the world market with their meaningless un-unique designs which even Steve Jobs hated once a while. Later, when he came back, he created the smallest MP3 player, iPod as he named it, that fits in your pocket like anything. The invention of iPhone with touch screen and no stylus to operate hardware and software integration amazed the world. That was the best cell phone that world has even seen thus far.
The dream of thinnest laptop
The dream of carrying a laptop without much strain to muscle and storage space is made a reality by the Apple Inc. with the introduction of the thinnest MacBook, named MacBook Air. Jobs actually inaugurated pulling it out from a office document cover. That inspired the world of computers. Other manufacturers started to make thin computers.
Biometrics and computers
iPhone 5S was the first best S model that the Apple has introduced. It has integrated the biometrical security in the mobile phone which is a whole new thing to the world of smartphones.
No smartphone thus far has featured the gold colored back panel. Who would you think will like to buy a gold colored mobile phone instead of conventional black and dark colors. This seeded the invention of new colors to the smartphones as we see them today.
The software and hardware policy
One of the best reasons why people always love to use iPhones is the software on the top of their wonderful collaboration of hardware. The smoothness, graphics and the simplicity hits the bulls-eye of any user in no time, every single time.
Named iOS, the iPhone’s operating system is the best operating systems that once can use on earth on a mobile phone with minimal hardware configuration to the fullest. They believe that the hardware and software should be made by one manufacturer unlike Android phones. The exclusiveness of the software helps in maintaining the privacy and security of the user data.
What Apple has lost now?
Things were perfect till 2011. Later Steve Jobs died and the company has started to make their borrowed cup of ideas which are not of the Apple kind.
iPhone 7 which is a sheer disappointment with no new design and no proper upgrades, criticized as the iPhone 6SS (the next version of iPhone 6S), instead of 7. Apart from the camera module and the iOS upgrade, the whole phone looks and works like iPhone 6S and an average user won’t find the difference until tested by some benchmarking tools. The depreciation of 3.5mm audio jack with extra connectors and adaptors really upset the users this time.
When the world is waiting for new MacBook, the company has announced a new MacBook 2016 with deprecated function buttons and introduction of new touch bar and touch ID. The touch bar, they say turns into application specific controller which is of course an upgrade but not a complete one.
Microsoft, the main competitor of Apple from beginning, on the other hand is improving its status with the introduction of the new Surface Studio which dominates the new MacBook 2016.
Apple has lost the passion to create new things. The brand value of Apple in people is blinding the company to run behind the money train instead if the vision and a mission. The company has forgotten the innovation that it stood for in the initial stages. After all these years, Apple has lost it.
What do you think? Share your thought in comments below.
Apple has disappointed us this year with the iPhone 7 which has same old design but a few strike offs and discontinuing of most needed hardware specifications. This is not the era of forgetting the 3.5mm audio jack yet Apple did it with no other thought of present but future. The iPhone 7, in the performance wise still stands out and it has notable significant changes if observed.
We all know that by 2017, Apple turns 10 and it would be a big thing for the company. Even Microsoft made it special with the release of the Windows 10 which is of course yet not liked by many users all over the world. It looks like a business gimmick to present something that glitters in the dark that they create themselves. Windows 10 is such a successor or bi-judgemental Windows 8 and 8.1. Now, Apple is going to do the same with the next version of the iPhone.
It is leaked in some interviews of the Apple employees that the next version would be called as iPhone 8 and it is better to do for Apple as the people are no going to tolerate another old iPhone 7 model with some extra features named as iPhone 7S.
Apparently, there could be new iPhone with whole new design and specs next year. As Samsung is already identified by its curved displays, it would be brand defaming if Apple follow the same. The next possible alternative could be the full screen iPhone. The bezel less display is rumoured with iPhone 7 till some factory leaks happened. May be the company wants to release the new revolutionary tech in the decade anniversary.
Coming to the Mi Mix makes the wildest tech dream of an average smartphone user true. With the help of Philippe Starck, a French designer Xiaomi makes the techie’s dream of having a bezel less smartphone true. This concept phone from Xiaomi sports a 6.4 inch display, Snapdragon 821 Processor, 6GB RAM and 256GB internal memory along with the fingerprint scanner on the back placed side-by-side with the single camera module.
Mi Mix is the first smartphone to have 91.3% screen-to-body ratio in the smartphone evolution and has created history. The body is full ceramic with 8MoHs hardness on all sides gives a glossy looks to the device. The bezel less screen leads to the 17:9 custom ratio display which is again a new introduction to the smartphone market.
The Mi Mix features a 18-karat gold rims around the camera and fingerprint sensor that adds beauty to the glossy back. It comes with 4400mAh battery which adds long lasting power backup to the device. Compared to the Mi Max, Mi Mix’s battery is a fine justification to the new tech introduced.
Mi Mix is available in two versions, 4GB RAM+128GB storage and 6GB RAM+256GB storage. Just like all other concept phones, Mi Mix is not a showcase piece device. Xiaomi releases it into the market from November 4 in China, initially. It is available for 3499Yuan and 3999Yuan which is $517 USD and $590 USD respectively. The Indian price of this revolutionary smartphone/phablet could be around Rs.34,999 and Rs.39,999.
How Mi Mix might spoil the Apple’s 10th year anniversary and iPhone 8?
To save the unique design fame and branding name, Apple should looks for a new technology to introduce in a smartphone or should take over the Xiaomi which is impossible in a year if even planned so.
Google is changing the way its products look one by one. Yesterday it was AdSense and I read somewhere that Google Analytics also getting this user interface upgrade. Today I noticed Blogger.com home page also getting the latest UI makeover, not internally but only on the sign in page.
The new homepage is very much appealing to the new bloggers to choose Blogger.com as a blogging platform. It looks more like a landing page specifically to make conversions.
The reason could be the increasing popularity of the WordPress platform which has now become an affordable choice for the beginners as well. I hope you know about the cheap domains and hosting plans. If you are not yet aware of how to choose a best hosting service, read this article.
Sadly no changes are made to the internal dashboard and options. On scrolling down the upper fold of the page, little snippet of information about choosing the template is shown. Though, it is not a full revamp, it could be hinting that Blogger also will be bringing changes to its new default templates which are naturally ugly.
If Google revamps it’s new default templates, I’d be one of the first one to ty them out. I even expect some changes to the blogger dashboard interface as well. The stats could be made even better and more informative dynamically. As Google Analytics is already there as a reporting tool from Google, no uniqueness might be seen but the sub-application of Analytics can be implemented.
Do you expect some UI changes in the Blogger dashboard just as I do? What they could be? Share your thoughts in comments below.
This is the Reason Why Google Celebrates Birthday on Different Dates | Confusions Clarified on Google Birthday Date & Doodle
Google needs no introduction and its birthday either. Because you might have seen it displaying this following doodle for the year of 2016, as its birthday.
By 2016, Google turns 18 and is officially an adult now. The confusion among the dates of Google’s birthday leaves some fuses of Larry Page and Sergey Brin’s belief in calendars.
In 1998, the official Google birthday was marked on the September 27th (the same day now after 18 years). But, later it was observed on September 8th till its 6th birthday. Later in 2004, the birthday doodle went live on September 7th which is a day prior to last year’s. In 2005, it was observed on September 26th and in 2006 it was seen on September 27th again.
Ryan Germic writes to the users about celebrating Google birthday on different dates on its 15th birthday. He says that the first Google birthday doodle was posted even before the company is officially incorporated. You can read this Wikipedia article informing that the Google was founded on September 4th 1998 officially.
No birthday doodle on Google.com
For your surprise, we have tried to check the Google’s birthday doodle on Google.com which showed nothing but the regular logo.
Isn’t that surprising?
Of course it is! I think you have fund a clue why Google celebrates different birthdays by this simple check.
Still didn’t get it? See some more examples below
It is showing the birthday doodle on Google.co.in (we are from India after all) and when we tried to open Google.com, it showed a normal logo.
We didn’t stop. We tried it fro some more location specific domains. Here is what we found:
Google.co.uk (United Kingdom):
Google.co.cr (Costa Rica):
Every .co.xx Google domain we have seen is having this birthday doodle displayed. We didn’t quit yet. We moved onto (check) non .co.xx domains as well. Some of such kind of domains are structured as www.Google.com.xx and www.Google.xx. All such domains other than Google.com is displaying the birthday doodle all over the globe.
I hope you understand why Google celebrates different birthdays by now. Before you thank me in comments below, learn more about Google company information.
Turing Cadenza that is claimed to be launching next year (2017) most probably, is said to be having the dual Snapdragon 830 SoC, 12GB of RAM (two 6GBs), 60MP+20MP camera module, 1TB storage (256GBx2 and microSD 256GBx2), triple power source 2400mAh Super capacitor battery along with 1600mAh Li-ion Hydrogen fuel cell and 5.8 inch 2K display.
Seriously? Is that a phone? UnbelievableIf the claims are true and the specifications leaked are really happening, the future of smartphone flagship is going to start with the year 2017. The next technological transformation of the palm computers will see a tremendous change.
Some of the critics say that this is going to be the biggest prank for the year 2017 and the company is supposedly cooking it from now.
What would be the price of Turing Cadenza?What is the best configuration you have known so far? Probably the SD 821 SoC with 6GB of RAM along with 128GB of internal memory. If that is premium configuration and is so called beast, the specifications of Cadenza would make it a monster.
The highest pricing scale of an Android smartphone today goes up to $1000. If priced, what could be the price of Turing Cadenza blows off the minds of the tech experts. it could be closer to $1000 or cheaper than that. If it comes cheaper than $1000, Samsung, Apple and recently Asus would have to find numbers under affordable scales.
Hoping that this leak is a true news and this would change the face of mobile computing in the next year to come, I would like to welcome Turing Cadenza into market with all pleasure.
Since the day WhatsApp introduced the end-to-end security encryption to the messages, the respect over this messenger has increased among people and they even protested against governments that wanted to channel all the messages under their watch for security purposes.
Privacy is a big thing than the system and the government here. Facebook, after acquiring the world’s largely used messenger (WhatsApp), have brought significant changes like the blue ticks, end-to-end security, document sharing and revised the number of people limitations for groups.
Recently, WhatsApp made changes to their terms and conditions that share the chats and phone numbers to Facebook for improving your Facebook ads and product experiences.
What’s wrong? Why would WhatsApp share data?
WhatsApp chats and your phone number are the private data. The main aim of end-to-end encryption is to provide that privacy to people and their conversations. If that private data is shared to improvise the marketing strategies of super node Facebook, privacy should be compromised internally.
WhatsApp is no more an individual company. Facebook acquired WhatsApp and now it is a child company. Facebook has authority to take any decisions about the WhatsApp now.
However, the private chats and phone number would not be shared to anyone outside the corporation. The data is not sold or leaked to any other company or organization. It will be kept secured encrypted within the WhatsApp and Facebook servers only.
You would see this option on your screen when opening WhatsApp. It says,
“Share WhatsApp account information with Facebook to improve my Facebook ads and product experiences. Your chats and phone number will not be shared onto Facebook regardless of this setting.”
This means, unless you opt-in this option, WhatsApp will not share its data to the Facebook for better marketing. It also means that they would be sharing your phone number to the brands. If supposedly not shared with brands, the phone numbers might be used to notify you about their advertised products.
Didn’t understand? Let’s talk about some examples
Example 1: Let us suppose that you are chatting (WhatsApp) with your friend about the wedding shopping. The chats will be shared onto Facebook and analyzed. The analyzed data will be matched with their advertisers' demand by their marketing team. Then you would be shown the sponsored posts on Facebook newsfeed related to the products specifically that you were talking about with your friend.
Let’s consider that you were talking about the wedding jewelry. When you log in to Facebook and scroll through the newsfeed, you will be shown the ads for wedding jewelry.
You will also be getting SMSs related to the jewelry products from Facebook about their advertisers.
Example 2: If you are searching for best smartphones under some budget say $200. You will be shown the sponsored posts on the Facebook newsfeed with all the smartphone phone ads.
This happens generally because of the safe cookies and the search analysis of your queries on Facebook. This sort of usage stats are being gathered without our notice or as the part of terms & conditions.
This is not new to us. They are just expanding the reach
This marketing strategy is not new to us. Even search engines do the same through the safe cookies. Facebook also does the same by taking the information from these cookies.
Remember, you would realize Facebook showing relevant ads in the newsfeed. Never mind if you don’t. I will give you an example screenshot.
Pic: The above screenshot is from Facebook
The Titan company page admin might have bought ads focusing the keyword for watches. I was watching for the watches a day ago and this comes up on my newsfeed. The purpose of the WhatsApp sharing the data Facebook relates closely to this.
How does sharing WhatsApp chats data and phone number help them?
It’s simple. Collecting more data will increase the productivity by increasing the advertiser’s target accuracy and in turn earns good ROI.
For example, if you and your friend are talking about a new pair of shoes for the next week’s bday party and you don’t do much Facebooking. When you login for one in thousand reasons that day itself, you won’t be shown the sponsored posts of relevant products and ads. It won’t help you as well as Facebook as you won’t be interacting to them.
#Take a minute to understand the logic. I’ve all the time in the world.
To tackle such situations, Facebook takes the data of your chats and brings up the relevant ads on the newsfeed (like as that Titan sponsored post that I shared above).
Should you stop sharing data to Facebook?
Are you interested in getting relevant ads for your chats?
If you answer ‘Yes’ to this question, you should opt-in to share your data. If it’s a ‘No’, just opt-out.
There is a possibility that Facebook might bring textual sponsored messages intruding into your chats in the middle of something like the online dating apps do suggesting the premium membership while chatting.
WhatsApp had promised that it will not introduce the ads in the form of banners. That is not everything. The creativeness of advertising and marketing may take any forms. It may take the words that you type (keywords I mean) and turn it into hyperlink pointing to the advertiser’s link Hike do it for inserting emoji’s and stickers.
So, it’s all about your priorities. The privacy may be compromised but not the security.
How to block WhatsApp from sharing data to Facebook?
The sharing of data is not a knife on the neck. You can opt-out from sharing your chats and your phone number. There are two ways to do this.
After unchecking it, just click on Agree to continue using WhatsApp as usual.
Why would you need to click agree even after unchecking? Is it a trick?
No. Not at all. Whether you agree to share your data or not, you have to agree to the terms and policy updates of the product in order to use WhatsApp. This would be common to any application.
Method 2: Go to Settings > Account > Uncheck the option ‘Share my WhatsApp account information to Facebook..”
Just a second
I hope this long post has helped you understand the corporate operations behind the companies. Opting in or out is still your own decision.
Share this to your social media timelines to help your friends also understand this. I would consider that your thankfulness for my efforts I put here in this article.
One of the services that is provided on the Internet today is Software As A Service (SaaS). This is where some software resource is hosted in the Cloud and businesses can access it through their browsers on a subscription basis.
One of the software that is offered in this way is the Salesforce Customer Relationship Management (CRM) platform. This is a resource that helps businesses to attract new clients, get closer to their current ones and eventually convert them into loyal customers.
Another type of software that is offered is the WordPress Content Management System (CMS). This one helps businesses to build and maintain company websites and portals. These online resources are very popular among businesses today. Initially, they were run separately but they can now be integrated to work cooperatively.
How is this done? Read on to find out.
There are some specially constructed applications that can help businesses to integrate WordPress and Salesforce. They are developed by the WordPress development team and posted in the WordPress Plug-In Repository. Some of these applications are free to download while others require purchase. They have some unique characteristics which are:
- They are easy to install
- They can be installed across your entire Salesforce architecture
- They allow you to retrieve data from multiple forms at the same time
How are these applications helpful to your Salesforce CRM and your business as a whole? According to the salesforce git, they help you to retrieve information about visitors and customers who view your company's WordPress website. This information is important to a business because it can help the business to create leads and follow them up until they get new customers. There are various sources of this information.
- Subscriptions to e-newsletters
- Reports of recruits who have volunteered for jobs online
- Reports full of people who have registered to attend events
This is the type of information that these applications are capable of retrieving for you. Read on to learn about the specific applications.
As indicated above, some of these applications are free while others require to be purchased. The free integration applications are:
- WordPress to Lead
- Gravity Works
These two applications are available for free on the WordPress Plug-In Repository. They will collect data from the website and push it to the Salesforce CRM. They can also allow you to manipulate more than one form at the same time.
The premium applications that require payment include:
- Click & Pledge FaaS
- Snap Logic
- Salesforce API
These premium applications are capable of many more activities than the freely available ones. They can perform collection of complex data from WordPress websites and channel it to the Salesforce CRM. With this information, the CRM can create contacts, cases, leads and identify opportunities for the business.
Integrating the WordPress CMS and the Salesforce CRM is a great business strategy. With more information coming in from WordPress, you can use the Salesforce CRM to create high quality customer relationships and follow more leads to greater revenue. These applications can help you to achieve this for your business.
Author Bio: David Wicks is a WordPress developer. He plays a major role in developing these integration applications for businesses across the globe. He has been quoted in a number of Salesforce and WordPress articles, interviews and salesforce git posts and shared that knowledge in this report.
I have been freelancing for already three years and I can honestly claim that such lifestyle isn’t all roses.
Sometimes you will be able to count only on yourself, and sometimes there will be things that make you feel desperate.
Not that you’re a crybaby, but when your computer crashes in the middle of work, even the toughest heart would tremble. So, cutting the long story short, here are top pros and cons of being a freelancer.
Work from Home vs Side ExpensesThose who have worked at office know how much effort it requires to deal with company politics and workplace drama. Besides, at office you’re always bound with all those politesse things and pointless formalities.
If you work from home you will only need a stable Internet connection, a phone and possibly some other appliances (if you still invoicing on paper etc.).
Also, the great thing might be that you will be done with meetings, urgent sessions and monthly reports. At home, you can focus more on getting the things done.
Ha! Have you considered hidden costs of home office in your budget? Because your bills for phone, electricity and WIFI will rise right away, as well as those for water and other utilities.
At office, the company takes care about the building, bathrooms, coffee and those cookies you eat for snack. When your computer breaks, your company pays for replacement.
At home, these expenses will be your burden. Let aside additional hidden costs for being self-employed.
Flexibility vs DeadlinesActually, flexibility is one of the most referred reasons as to why people switch from fulltime jobs to freelance. People want to work when they like, travel, communicate and not be bound by any location or time. This also is critical for important matters – like when you need to visit hospital or go to your child's school.
Yet, together with such freedom comes great responsibility. You are to manage everything in your life, including your working hours.
And you can’t simply choose three or four hours a day solely for your business (unless you earn really big bucks per hour).
There will always be some distraction factors, such as your family members, neighbors, pets, phone calls or whatever else calling out for your attention. You will have to handle with them and keep in mind the deadlines.
Your clients won’t accept excuses for failed projects, unless it is something really serious. Oh, and did I say about the safety net?
More Money vs Unstable PaymentsThe one of most popular questions I get is how much a freelance writer can make. Let’s face it – we all have certain amount of monthly expenses. So it is crucial to clearly understand whether freelancing can provide you with a sufficient, bill-paying level of earnings. Of course, it largely depends on your field, but, on average, freelancers make more than regular workers.
The reverse side is that freelancers usually don’t receive regular paychecks. Unless you’re a part of a freelance team of the best essay service or another big company, you will probably flounce among minor projects hoping to earn enough to cover month’s bills.
Another unpleasant thing – bills pop up regularly and they won’t wait for “another little bit” until you receive the money.
Independence vs Dealing with TaxesPeople dream of doing what they love and being free from reporting their progress to any kind of a boss. They want to make own decisions and opt for what suits them best.
Certainly, individual freelancing has such benefits. You don’t have to get any instructions from managers, force yourself into boring tasks or ask for day offs. Freelancing will provide you with a bunch of challenges so that you can grow both in personal and professional spheres.
Yet, when it comes to doing the actual thing, many realize that freelancers are considered as business owners. And as any business, they must file their taxes and report all sources of their income.
Tracking of all the income and expenses can cause additional troubles for a person, not familiar with taxation system. Also, it requires additional time commitments, which can only worsen the situation for a solopreneur.
New Career Options vs Learning from ScratchFreelancing opens plenty of career possibilities. It also sharpens your professional skills, and for those who learn new things fast, there is no limit for improvement.
You may join a project you’ve been interested in and make many useful connections in professional sphere by attending job fairs, conferences, seminars and other events.
At first, however, things might go slower than you expected. It is not easy to jump into business without deep knowledge of marketing or sales mechanism. Also, you will have to learn about time management, accounting, SMM and other disciplines that might even have nothing common with your main occupation.
The best of the Google I/O 2016 I’ve known is the Android Instant Apps. As we have seen in the past, Instant Apps load like a website on the android devices with Jelly Bean and above without being installed.
The Google’s intention of making the user access the app in a very few click as possible can be achieved. But this will show some side effect on the smartphones’ flagship configurations.
Wondering how? Read more..
During 1GB RAM times, the smartphones are considered to be great with such a lot of physical memory on board. Later, with the next versioning of the Android operating system, the necessity for more physical memory has also been increased.
The reason is the OS alone started consuming a lot of memory, say 1GB at least to run. If a device had 2GB of RAM, the rest of the 1GB is used for the apps. This is very close situation to those 1GB RAM devices of the past but masqueraded by the on-paper specification of 2GB RAM on board.
With only 1GB left for apps, one cannot use more than 5-6 apps on the device as they occupy it to run some background services always. This couldn't satisfy the hunger for more apps. By the way, one can install as many apps as one can until the ROM fills in.
Later with the launch of smartphone startup companies and their new flagship devices with 3GB and 4GB RAM on board have satisfied the hunger of having more apps on the phone. Smartphones like OnePlus One and Asus Zenfone 2 have set some standards in the industry for flagship for their competitors.
Now let’s get back to the story;
Those 2GB RAM devices are good enough to run web browsers on the devices and they are good for running some apps with exclusive usage of system resources. Instant apps, as we know are not necessarily be installed on the device, can run without any lag as the code and services will be loaded in modular basis from the Google servers.
Does this give you any catch?
If that happens, what’s the need of having powerful flagship devices spending hundreds of dollars. The smartphones flagships in different pricing scales that are available now would have to come down with the prices. Don’t you think?
Android Instant Apps & Smartphones Flagship Tradition
It is not always about the on board memory. Flagship includes new hardware and new processors. Some processor need the most of the memory to give their best in performance.
If we take an example of Asus Zenfone 2 with Intel Atom processor, it would consume more RAM than the Qualcomm Snapdragon processor. So, it’s not just the apps and other software that consume the memory it’s the processor capability too.
Google have already invited the developers to include the instant app modules in their future apps and upgrade the old ones. That means, the new apps might not need any new hardware specifically.
On the flipside, some application with heavy graphics like games cannot be instantiated. Because, they need the real resources from the native device to run smoothly. To run applications of those kind, we might need the flagship tradition to go on.
Android apps that can be instantiated would be the shipping apps, paying apps, particular shops, or product apps for checkout, news apps, information apps, form filling apps, enquiry apps and some social media apps.
Apps like games, and graphics applications might not be possible to instantiate. So, we would need the flagships for those that cannot be made Instant apps.
Android Instant apps might not kill the flagship tradition completely but might slowdown its rate for budget category phones.
Google has announced a new word in the #IO16 along with the messaging and video calling apps, Android Instant Apps to enable the quick accessing of power and flexibility of android.
Instant apps doesn’t need installation. Yes, They don’t!
In fact, there is nothing to do with what Android (at least Jellybean 4.1) phone do you have. You no need to install any special software or need any upgrade to your hardware. Android Instant Apps work faster, safer and functional.
What are Android Instant Apps actually?
Android Instant Apps are just android application that run without need to install them on the device.
Let me bring out an example, Your friend has shared a video link from the Super Videos (let’s assume) app through WhatsApp messenger. When you click on the click from your phone, it, instead of asking the user to install the app (which is what happening so far), will open the app itself like a website instantly and show you the content.
Let’s consider another example, you went for shopping and the shop gives some exclusive discounts on some products if bought only from their app. You don’t have enough space on the device for app installation but you want the app to avail the discount. Then if you can access the instant app link of that particular product to checkout.
How is it possible? How apps can run without installing?
Interesting. Isn’t it?
The Google’s intention behind introducing the instant articles is that they want to reduce the breadcrumbs to reach the target page of content. They want people access the app in just a few clicks and get their job done.
To enable such access, Google has introduced a new update to the Android with some Instant App modules that generate the content with instant access.
That’s okay! But how do they open without installing?
Remember I told you about the friend sharing a link? Yes, the apps with Instant App code modules will be hosted on the Google servers automatically and will be served on to the devices on request and requirement.
I guess a clean picture will help you understand well:
Let us suppose the green triangle as the Google Server/Google Play Store, the two orange rectangles as two android smartphones and the grey circle as the external source such as internet.
The both android phones can download the application from the Google Play Store as usual if they want to use it or, they can access the particular piece of functionality of the application through the link shared in between the phones or provided from the other sources of the internet.
The application works the same either ways and is fast, reliable and secure too.
Google have already updated some of the famous applications as the instant apps that can be accessed as we have discussed above. They are BuzzFeed, B&H Photo, Hotel Tonight, Zumper and Disney. Google announces the access to developers to turn their apps into Instant apps.
Watch the Google I/O 2016 introducing of Android Instant Apps:
Android has been the most used operating system all over the world. The features, open source nature of the technology, availability of the number of applications for different purposes and the cost of development are the crucial factors of the Android’s popularity.
Apple iOS is no less to the popularity level of Android but a premium operating system and is exclusively available with the Apple devices. iOS is known for its stability, seamless performance and innovation. Apple would be the first operating system to get new application ideas most of the times which are later adapted into the Android by the developer.
What is this all about? What’s the need of a mobile manager?
I just started a post with a topic Android and iOS and the title seems different. Am I misleading you?
We live in a world where our lifestyles are dependent on the mobile phones. It is hard find a person having only single mobile phone these days or a person with a mobile phone that is aged more than 12 months.
I wonder if you had caught my point!
Yes! I am talking about the data integrity over the mobile phones. This article is about the mobile manager that is needed to take backups and manage the mobile content including the messages, contacts, music and files on the smartphone.
We switch mobile phones very easily. That is why smartphone market is in boom. What we actually don’t care before switching the SIM and memory cards is the data. We don’t actually worry about the crucial data like contacts, calendar entries and messages.
My phone syncs data with my Google account, should I still listen to you?
What Google backs up is the contacts that are associated with the Gmail account and that are saved to that particular Google account. What happens to your contacts saved onto your device?
This applies the same to the calendar entries too. Then what about the SMSs? You might have some registration details confirmation in them that has to be shown to the authorities in future.
The simple conclusion is, Google won’t synchronize all your data. Don’t be in a trans.
(Well! I guess you still wanna listen to me. Then, read on..)
I have backup apps on my device. Should I still…?
Backup application are the great innovational app ideas for mobile phones. Most of them work only when there is a data/Wi-Fi connection. Some mobile phones don’t even have the stable Google Play Services installed on them to reinstall those backup apps for restoring purposes.
Only a mobile manager can restore the stuff back on to the device irrespective of its version and state (You must have had taken backup using the same software in the past).
I recommend you to buy a premium version of the mobile manager to look after your smartphone data from time to time.
(You can the mobile manage software reviews from this link if you want to get one)
The mobile phone technologies in the world are advancing to future levels before the whole world could grab and adhere them into their lives. When a technology meets the world, it will be used for multi-other-purposes than it is meant for. We have such scenes playing live in real life around the places in our country too. This blog post is such a funny creative focusing on how smartphones can be used for cooking.
I have replaced the cooking arsenal in this post with the smartphones according to their hardware configurations and special features. This is a pure #technocrats post and I don’t know even know how to cook two grains of rice. Worry not! Let’s make a tech-kitchen experiment. Grab a cup of coffee and enjoy this tech-cook post.
Cutting the veggies and meat
Before we could put something on the stove, we should prepare our ingredients readily cut down and shoved into pieces. I’d recommend you to take Micromax Sliver 5, the thinnest Android smartphone to cut down the veggies and meat.
Also, there is an alternative to Micromax Sliver 5, i.e., Gionee Elife 5.1 with the same thickness at its edges. You can’t have a single knife for everything in your kitchen. So, Elife 5.1 should go in the cutlery as well.
Warning: Be careful! Do it under parent’s supervision. Because Micromax Sliver 5 and Gionee Elife 5.1 are the thinnest smartphones ever made and may cause thin cuts if wrongly handled.
Preparing the fire or stove or oven
The days when people won’t be bothering about pollution due to petroleum products are no far. We have smartphones those can heat up to match the sun. Smartphones that come with Snapdragon 615 octa core processor are heating up like never before. They are crossing the 50 degrees of temperature on heavy gaming and camera usage.
Phones like Mi4i, Moto X Play, Yu Yureka perform to their best to give a seamless user experience. For high temperature cooking, better prefer Mi4i; for low temperatures, better to go with Micromax Yu Yureka and for moderate heating up, Moto X play is the good choice. Don’t forget to bring up the heat with heavy multi-tasking and 3D gaming. Because, these smartphones will never compromise in multi-tasking and gaming right in our budget.
Warning: Sadly, some vendors have fixed the issues up that were caused due to software incompatibility or bugs. Do not upgrade the system software of these phones or else you will lose their heating capability.
Mixing up the ingredients
Meanwhile, we should mix-up the ingredients in right proportions. For that, you need smartphone utensils with slight bending to fit perfectly in your hand. Without any thought, you can pick up LG Flex and Flex 2 to do the process. This smartphone has brought evolutionary ergonomics to the large screen smartphones to fit right in hand. The concave bent screen gives the experience of watching a curved OLED TV.
You can even pick up iPhone 6 Plus or Nexus 6P for custom bending ability. The aluminum metal used for these phones makes the phones lighter though they are bigger. You can bend them up as you want and shovel the mixture well.
Warning: Apple has fixed the bending issues with iPhone 6S Plus. So, always chose iPhone 6 Plus or Nexus 6P only for custom bending ability.
Wait for the signal
It takes time for any recipe to get prepared. Are you going to watch the fumes going to the skies for the whole time or what? You can’t miss the live cricket match or your favorite daily serial on TV. Use a tripod and set a Samsung J5/J7 4G phone with Airtel 4G SIM to it and place it right above the container on stove. Make sure it is clearly visible via HD video call (don’t worry! You will get double data from Airtel connected via Samsung J5 or J7). Now go to your heavenly sofa in front of TV and enjoy the show placing the video call in progress.
That’s how you can make your kitchen a tech-kitchen and cook with your smartphone(s).
I bet you are looking at your smartphone right now and imagining. Don’t let it go! Share it in comments below and let the other tech-cooks learn.
BlackBerry comes up with a pure version of android smartphone at last. We all know how troublesome it was using BlackBerry OS with the neighboring support of only some of the android apps from Google Play Store. Priv the touchscreen and keyboard duo smartphone is different from the perspective of design ergonomics to the security features it offers.
BlackBerry Priv has a new design, seems like BlackBerry couldn’t forget the love of keypads for phones yet. It is quite a bold move in this era of feather smooth air-gap touch technologies to have a slider keypad right under the screen like old times. This screen is slighted curved at the edges and a speaker was placed right under it. The design is quite new and unique and is for those who love the uniqueness from similitude.
Security is the escalated feature of this phone which surprisingly don’t have fingerprint bio-metric security feature about which when asked the CSO of the company, David Kleidermacher have said that BlackBerry don’t believe in fingerprint bio-metric security as it is very easy to hack in to it. For that question how this new BlackBerry Priv is going to keep the phone secure, he replied that they are going to use the conventional security pass-phrase and security PIN for security.
To answer the yet poking question, what makes BlackBerry secure if not even used the fingerprint technology, DTEK security monitoring application answers sounding loud and fierce. This application focuses on the poor privacy policed applications that are installed and the type of private data they take from your phone. It monitors suspicious activity of the camera, microphone, messaging applications along with the monitoring of access to crucial private data like contacts and location.
BlackBerry Priv is now available for pre-order in UK available at upfront payment of £59.99 with the monthly rate of £39 or £579.99 SIM free. We’ll take a deep look in to its specifications and sort out the pros and cons of the device very soon. Stay tuned to Amfas Tech via social media or email updates.
See you soon with detailed review.
The screen touch technology in smartphones has taken cell phones to a new level altogether. There is no need to put any light on this fact. We have access to anything on the globe by tapping our phone screen. But, the 3D touch technology that has been embedded in the latest iPhone from Apple is another milestone in the history of smartphones and touch technology both.
What does it do?
The first thing that we demand from any new piece of technology is whether it makes our life simpler or not. If it does, it’s good. The 3D touch is an elite combination of hardware and software (it will be discussed further below) that takes you to a new level of interaction with technology. The 3D touch technology basically calculates the duration of your touch and triggers events accordingly. Let’s see how?
There are two types of screen tapping; one that’s lasts as long as a couple of milliseconds or perhaps even lesser and the other one takes a little longer. Let’s say you click on the Note app. When you give a light tap to the app, the app opens up. When you press it almost for some time, you can almost feel as if your hand might just go inside the screen. Then a pop-up menu comes with the features of the app in it – like new note or new photo or a new sketch.
Another very useful way this lop tap 3D touch works is when you are in a conversation and you receive address. A long tap on the address pops up the address in the map so that you can get a quick view. Or if there is any future date in the message, long tap on the date takes you to calendar where you can set reminders.
You can directly hop into the task you want to do/ frequently do from the menu, thus saving your time simultaneously.
How does it work?
Here we will give you an insight how the 3D touch technology in iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus actually works behind-the-screen.
At the heart of the phone is a capacitive senses integrated to the backlight of retina HD display. With each press, these senses measure microscopic changes in the distance between the covered glass and backlight. These senses are then combined with the touch signals and *accelerometer to provide fast, accurate and continuous response to finger pressure.
*accelerometer is a sensor in iPhones that help to detect the tilting motion and orientation of the phone.
For any general capacitive touch display device that offers a communicative response, the vibrating system requires at least 10 vibrations whereas the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus delivers that in a single vibration with the Haptic feedback system! Thus, this helps generating shorter events like a tap which lasts 10 milliseconds. Likewise, a full tap lasts 15 milliseconds.
We have given you an overview of the ‘3D Touch Technology’ that is used in iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus. This is surely a hot cake in the market. This technology is exclusive for iOS 9 version. We hope we could deliver the on-screen and off-screen (LITERALLY) logic behind 3D Touch Technology for a novice.
Let us know what you think on this super awesome feature in iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus in the comments below. Press the ‘submit’ button in comments below with little pressure to experience 3D touch (just kidding! unless you are reading this article from your iPhone 6S or iPhone 6S Plus).
Before we dive into the top best list definingthe great place to work (in Indian IT-BPM companies), I would like to share the facts and the reasons why you should throw a glimpse on the small size organizations rather than larger ones.
The make in India program provides an opportunities to setup IT services, BPM, software and shared service centers for aspiring entrepreneurs and already established small size organizations. The support from the government to such aspirants and organizations motivates them to develop in the industry with the rapid speed. Should I be telling you that working with an rapidly growing organization helps the careers shine with the same glow?
So, you’ve got a reason to work for small size IT-BPM organization but which among those top companies are the best to start your career with? Here we go!
1. TO THE NEW Digital (formerly IntelliGrape Software)TO THE NEW Digital is a premium digital services company (formerly known as IntelliGrape Software Pvt. Ltd.) that combines the power of technology, analytics, marketing and content for digital transformation. They are a team of 600+ people including technology evangelists, social media experts, content specialists, and creative mavericks who have transformed businesses of more than 300 companies spread across 30 countries worldwide.
They are also a strategic partner of many global companies including Google, Amazon Web Services (AWS), YouTube, DataStax and MongoDB and is trusted by 20+ top industry leaders.To the new Digital is always serious about a having fun. They believe that a happy employee can make happy customers.
Who don't want to join a company like that?
2. Tavisca SolutionsEstablished in 2008 by seven entrepreneurs, Travisca Solutionshas grown up to 300+ employees as of today excelling the world class online travelling interface products by solving the key problems in it. The solutions they provide in creative design, product development and mobile application development have helped several travel agencies both online and offline, destination management companies, tour operators and consolidators.
Travisca believes in right of equality of growth and so provides an opportunity to the employees to grow with the organization. That implies if you could help company grow, it helps you grow back.
3. OSSCube SolutionsEstablished in 2006, OSSCube Solutions is a 100% promoter funded company backed by successful serial entrepreneurs. They have served 50+ industry leaders as clients including Google, Yahoo, Trend Micro, LinkedIn and more. They specialize in creating Big data Solutions, Social networking sites, ecommerce applications, mobile apps and games.
Every recruit will be treated as a potential leader regardless of the position and department he joins in OSSCube. The freedom and integrity kind of culture will give an opportunity to anyone to implement their ideology in the organization thereby in their careers as dreamt.
4. McAfee. Part of Intel SecurityMcAfee. Part of Intel security is one of the famous dedicated security technology company that delivers services and solutions related to network and system securities for an organization or an individual. They specialize in making, anti-malware, anti-spyware, antivirus and security management software products reducing risks and improving secure business operations.
With the support of award winning research team, McAfee is pronounced as threat detecting intelligence business solution in the industry. They are obsessed with safety and security, even in case of their employees too. They believe in bringing out the best of their employees by rewarding the best benefit packages to them. Who don’t love rewards from workplace?
5. Hitachi Data SystemsHitachi, being the inspiration to the next generations believe in creating futuristic information management and social innovation IT solutions. They now help companies establish software-defined infrastructure to improve IT agility and flexibility with more than 6K+ employees speeding over 100+ countries. India being one of those 100+ regions with 200+ employees on board, Hitachi Data Systems honors the integrity, honesty, trust and pioneering spirit in their personnel.
That’s it! Those are all the best 5 of topsmall IT BPM organizations. Always remember to choose a company that makes you happy. Happy job is everyone’s dreamafter all.
The fight between #NetNeutrality and #InternetBasics by Internet.org has turned a foul turn this time. The internet.org had got a lot negative push from the net neutrality supporters, so they renamed it as ‘Free Basic Internet’ and promoted it on Facebook walls compelling the users to click ‘Yes, I’m in’ button. The absence of ‘close’ or ‘not interested’ button lit a spark in majority of the users and it went down after campaigning for few days.
The prime minister of India (2015), Narendra Modi have started a great initiative to make India a true digital hub to the world. As a part of the mission, he met the CEOs of the top tech companies that includes the CEO of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg.
Mark Zuckerberg have changed his profile picture with overlaying tricolor Indian flag as showing support for Digital India campaign. This made Indians proud of being the citizens of the country like occasionally before. So, people started changing their profile pictures using the suggested link that indirectly votes support for internet.org which is against net neutrality.
There are supporters for both the causes. Both have their own positives and negatives as well. An idea won’t be promoted with no benefits at all but, the problem is that it should fit the luxury of freedom of usage of the people it is meant for.
Any campaign should not be elevated or taken down if it gets negative feedback. As it is not meant to be another business venture, it should not be insisted up on the people or evil extort the votes from them. Whatever the support anticipated, that should be taken with the honest approval of the users/participants it is meant for.
See how internet.org painting Digital India face from this following screenshot,
It is as same as manipulating the EVMs during elections to tunnel votes only for a single nominee. How worst it is if you vote for candidate ‘A’ and it counts into his opponent, candidate ‘B’ in the background? The same is happening with Digital India campaign-tri-coloring profile picture on Facebook.
How to avoid it?
Easy. You will find a pinned notification on your news feed asking you to support for Digital India with two familiar buttons, ‘I’m in’ and ‘Not now’. Just close the notification by clicking on the ‘x’ mark on the top-right corner.
How not to support internet.org blindly and support Digital India consciously?
Do not wear tricolor flag just as the one Mark Zuckerberg and some of your friends are wearing. If you truly want to show your support, go conventional. Hash tag #ISupportDigitalIndia on social media and it is the best way to show your support to this futuristic initiative.
The sad part of the story is, Narendra Modi, the honorable Prime Minister of India too have changed his profile picture to tricolor overlay as soon as Mark did. Does this mean anything ? What do you think? Is it the end of #NetNeutrality?