Sunday, April 10, 2016

Using Whatsapp in India is illegal after update.

After latest update been pushed by Whatsapp which encrypts all chats and calls for users across globe is termed as illegal in India. As per India's telecommunication department private companies can only use encryption up to 40-bits,higher than 40 bits usage requires permission from government.

So if you using Whatsapp and have pushed latest update which is using 256-bit key then you are using it illegally.

With the latest encryption no one can verify what's inside the message, neither cyber criminals nor hackers.The end to end encryption makes communication with What's App private as if you are talking in person.
Since India is considered as the biggest and quickest market to grow in terms of Smart phone devices and apps there are around 50% plus internet users who are using the app everyday.

WhatsApp Encryption Update
WhatsApp Encryption Update

Since a common user might not be aware about the circumstance of the encryption as it does not affect him so much. But in terms of investigation and law enforcement agencies might face problem in tracking criminals and terrorist.

Government has not made any announcement yet but there is possibility they may approach the WhatsApp team for further investigation like they approached Blackberry when they run into trouble over similar kind of encryption.

There were many such instances where Indian government suggested to avoid certain digital platforms for their perceived security risk like Gmail and Yahoo were to be avoided for official interactions and IAF asked staff to avoid using Chinese smart phones. Also Blackberry was forced to set up local data servers in Mumbai.

With so many legal issues and yet to draft an appropriate encryption policies,WhatsApp could use it as a loophole stating it applies only to Internet providers and not them.

Lets wait and watch how things turn up..

Willing to add more ,comments are welcome.....

Sunday, April 3, 2016

You won't believe but Samsung may launch 5-inch foldable Smartphone as a competition to iPhoneSE

As per the latest ETNews update Samsung is planning to launch a foldable Smartphone device.
This device when opened turns into 7 Inch tablet.Most of the development is finished by Samsung and a prototype is ready for display,just few finishing touches remaining.Once testing is done the company is hoping to mass produce devices.

Complete configuration and details are not yet out,but it is said that the device can bend a screen in half by using OLED Display and can be carried in pockets like a wallet.

via- Samsung.com
Since Samsung is always up and ready to use new technologies it is said they have implemented some of the recent technologies for this device to be easily foldable.

The prototype is almost ready as per Samsung but it needs to be perfect before launching in market.Hence a considerable amount of time is needed for the results and to make the product available in market.

Sunday, March 27, 2016

The less known fact about Apple iPhone SE

After Apple event everyone is talking about iPhone SE.Is it good\bad well lets find it here...
The good thing about iPhone SE is it has got almost all the features of iPhone6 and iPhone6S from camera,processor,Siri almost everything, it can be stated as a mini iPhone6S version compacted as iPhone SE.

The less known fact which says this iPhone SE was reinvented from inside out,it uses similar chip as used in iPhone6S.Also since it is created from bead-blasted aluminum to give satin like finish it can easily fit in your hand for one hand purpose.The retina display,matte finish edges and stainless steel logo just make it sexy and slick.

Apple iPhone SE
Image Courtesy [Apple.com]
 Apple always try to do something unique, this time with iPhone SE launch they just got the shot right. Asian market is termed as the market of emerging mobile business.Specially India where every 4 weeks a new mobile is launched. An so with iPhone SE launched with affordable price the
Indian customers are eagerly waiting for the iPhone SE to arrived.

To get more in details lets check what iPhone SE is all about.The 4 inch 326 ppi display with 16\64 GB storage and A9 processor and 2 GB Ram makes iPhone SE superb to use and with console-class graphics performance ,games and apps seems incredibly rich and immersive providing maximum performance.

Also with the embedded M9 motion co-processor connecting to accelerometer compass and gyroscope makes easy for range of fitness tracking capabilities and easy to activate Siri by saying "Hey Siri"

Along with 12 megapixel rear camera,retina flash,1.2 megapixel front facing camera,touch id adds more value to the iPhone SE at lower cost. Apple also didn't compromise with the security with iPhone SE as the addition of Touch ID making unlock your device with fingerprint adds to benefit similar like iPhone6S.

Let's get a bit tech savvy to check in detail.
  • Technology used : GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE
  • SIM : Nano Sim
  • Display Type : LED-backlit IPS LCD,16M colors and capacitive touchscreen.
  • Display Resolution : 640 x 1136 pixels with multi touch
  • OS : iOS 9.3 with Apple A9 chip-set.
  • CPU\GPU : Dual-core 1.84 GHz and Power VR GT7600 (six-core graphics)
  • Memory : Inbuilt 16 and 64 GB,2 GB Ram
  • Camera Primary\Secondary : 12 MP,29mm, phase detection auto focus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash with 2160p@30fps, 1080p@30/60fps, 1080p@120fps, 720p@240fps video recording and 1.2 MP, f/2.4, 31mm, 720p@30fps secondary.
  • Sound : 3.5mm Jack with loud speaker
  • Wlan\Bluetooth : Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, hotspot,v4.2, A2DP, LE
  • Sensors : Fingerprint, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
  • Battery : Non-removable Li-Po 1642 mAh battery, Up to 240 h (2G) / Up to 240 h (3G)stand by and Up to 14 h (3G)Talk time and Up to 50 h music play
  • Colors available : Gold, Space Gray, Silver,Rose Gold

Friday, March 25, 2016

Smartphones are affecting childhood and decreasing intelligence.

In this modern world where technology is replacing human for efficiency and reliability,we are forgetting one thing that along with this replacement of human efforts we are also replacing the attachment,feelings,pleasure,happiness,bond and relationship we have with each other.

Unfortunately your day to day Smart Phones are involved in this too. Yes you are correct. Directly or indirectly you tend to spend more time with your smart phones then with people around you.Some studies says an average person checks their screen 150 times a day.

It is not something new when your child will demand smart phones on Christmas when they should be playing with toys,dolls and read books and spend time together with family.At the age of 10-13 the child is super active and should be exposed to reading new books,learn new things and travel and play outdoor games to be healthy instead of fiddling with tablets and phones.


The child brain development research says children learn about their own emotions and learn how to regulate them. They learn and develop as per their surrounding,they learn watching us how to have a conversation , they learn with facial expressions surrounded by family,strangers around them and if this is not happening around them,the development of his brain is incomplete.

The interaction with parents,the conversations,the emotions,the touch,the fights all play important role in children brain development and this smartphones and gadgets are interfering with this.

It is not easy to snatch the gadgets and convince children to do something else, but parents can do put them in a schedule so that they are exposed to multiple resources and will remain happy too.

These are some few tricks and tips which one can utilize for child development.
  • Parents can make sure children under 2-4 must not be coming in contact with any screens or electronic devices.They should play alongside and interact with them face to face
  • See to it that they are expose to outdoor games along with gadgets.
  • Limit smart phone, TV ,Computers for 1-2 hours a day
  • Encourage them to be a smart user and use the smart phone for positive use.
  • Make them value and teach them to respect elders the importance of family meals and communication
  • Look for quality apps on iPhone which can help him grow in maths,literacy,science
  • Avoid playing or reading on smart phones or tablets while on bed sleeping.
These are some small factors which can help your child grow mentally as well as physically fit instead of being a slave to technology.There is no rocket science involved in this, just a simple disciplinary action can help you move ahead and help your child excel.

Sunday, March 20, 2016

What happened to Freedom 251 Smart Phone ?

It has been more than a month since mobile company Ringing Bells announced the upcoming of low budget smartphone Freedom 251.The launch of Feb 18 event of Freedom 251 did make headlines across the markets of US and UK and everyone was surprised if that was possible for a company to sell the smartphone for just Rs251.

No doubt with the news of low budget smart phone in the race of Apple's iPhone and Samsung's Galaxies the company claimed 30K pre-orders on first day of sales forcing them to suspend any further orders.


                                                 Image courtesy [via theverge.com]

Global mobile manufacturing companies like Apple are well aware about the rising market in India for smart phones and are striving hard to accomplish themselves in the market as of US and UK.

But with the rise of the upcoming Indian companies like Micromax and Intex providing customers with low budget phones the competition has taken a different turn for the biggies like Apple and Samsung. The possibility of India to overtake the United States in smart phone purchase is now just a matter of time.

The launch of Freedom 251 for $4 was just unexpected as per the sources stated from Apple and Samsung.The New fish in the town did not seem to be right from start,hence when more information was gathered it came to notice that it was Adcom Ikon 4s a $61 handset from Delhi based company which was used as Freedom 251.

More on investigation it was confirmed that Ringing Bells listed all of its phone unavailable for immediate sale,the customer support was unavailable and the social media was flooded with unhappy customer comments.

Also Adcom has threatened to seek damages against Ringing Bells for dragging them and hampering their brand name and reputation in the market.

It was also recognized that in case of rebuilding Freedom 251 like Ikon 4s the rough estimated cost at the minimum could go to Rs 2500. So there is no way selling it for Rs 251.

The configuration which says about Ikon 4s consist of solid 3G connection ,1.3 Ghz quad core processor, 1 GB Ram and 8 GB internal memory, it uses a standard size Sim and not nano\micro sim.
It also has 3.2megapixel camera and headphone jack.

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Apple's live-stream event on 21 March 2016 may disclose iPhone Special Edition,iPad Air3,latest apple watch2 and more....

It's long time since Apple last launch took place and many of us were eagerly waiting about what will come next as Apple always tend to surprise people with amazing products at their event launch.

This time Apple has officially confirmed about 21st March event and launching of new special edition Apple products.The rumor which is getting circulated speak about (Special edition smaller size) iPhone which will be affordable for many people across globes who wants to use iPhone but due to higher cost were not able to purchase.


Apple has decided to live-stream the event on i OS,Mac and Apple TV around 10AM PT, many of the iPhone followers are confused with the title 'let us loop you in' as what is it hinting about?
This might be something related to virtual reality headset or new generation of iWatches or something else.

The live-streaming can be seen on Apple's own website Apple Live Stream Event

So people be ready for the upcoming live-streaming event from Apple on 21st March 2016 which may get to know more about it's upcoming products.
  • Apple iPhone SE
  • Apple iPad Air 3
  • Apple Watch 2 and many more.....

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Samsung Galaxy S7 facing Apple iPhone 6s

Most of smart phone users are now getting confused with what to buy either Samsung or Apple.
The only reason behind this confusion is the quality and product competition which Samsung is giving to Apple in terms of launching smart phones.

Both the smart phones belong to similar category consist of 12 MP cameras , premium design material and finger scanners.Also the price is almost similar.So unless you are die hard fan of Android or iOS it's a bigger confusion what to buy.


Comparing both the phones both have a eye catching appearances.Since Samsung has launch S7 with metal alloy frame the appearance is quiet catchy and since the sharp edges are now disappeared it is more comfortable and easy to handle. Also along with IP68 waterproofing certification it is getting more popular with younger generation who can use it carelessly as it can be dunk in five feet of water for 30 minutes.

Yet for apple users iPhone 6s is the slimmer,lighter and smaller of the two, so it still sits better in the palm.Also due to it's matte finish one's fingerprints are not covered on iPhone where as in case of Samsung it's vice versa.

Both the phones has 360-degree fingerprint readers built within, but Samsung is using its elliptical bottom bezel thinner than that of the iPhone and has managed to fit a larger screen in a chassis.

In terms of display both the phones has their own specialty. The higher pixel count for the iPhone lets it display images in greater detail and for Samsung S7 with the oft vivid, saturated colors that it displays in its default Adaptive mode makes the difference.


Yet Samsung's new Always On Display feature which allows the Galaxy S7 to show basic info at all times like the current time and date, status updates, or the number of missed calls and unread texts you have also this is delivered with minimal impact on battery life, and can be themed pretty as well.

But with Apple with less pixel density, the display on the iPhone 6s is pleasing to the eye,its 3D Touch functionality allows the screen to detect various levels of physical pressure.The color temperature of Apple iphone6S is 7056 kelvins where as 6852 kelvins for Samsung Galaxy S7,minimum brightness for Apple is 6 where as for Samsung is 2 and max brightness for apple is 554 and 484 for Samsung.

So next time you go shopping be prepared to choose Apple or Samsung.

Monday, March 7, 2016

256 GB internal storage for Iphone7


Many users from US have been facing problems with running out of space on their iPhone. Apple has always been addressing
customer satisfaction and quality product delivery,so how can they miss on addressing the storage problems.

Taking care of the this Apple is planning to launch iphone7 with 3100mAh battery and option of 256 GB internal storage as per confirmed from chinese sources,but that's not all the other problems which users might face is the scrapping of 16 GB storage. 




Now iPhone will come in 32GB,64GB,128GB and 256GB variants.Currently no pricing details are available for the variants but with such decision major market which will be affected will be Asian Market.


Indian market is booming in terms of iPhone purchases and evolving mobile technology, average population is purchasing 16Gb affordable iPhone in Asian market.In case of scrapping 16 GB storage might hurt Apple business and slow down the growth in Asian market.


But at other end Apple is also trying to improve iPhone and it's performance the upcoming iphone7 will come with new design and might not have a headphone jack or a thinner jack in place.

It will have all-metal design body and body speaker chamber with improve sound quality,
It will come with 2 GB Ram and TFT-LCD display and A9 SoC processor.


Let's wait for some more details to get back......


Sunday, October 4, 2015

Micromax canvas play 4g

Micromax Canvas Play 4G

Price:12499 rs(This phone is definitely a value for money phone)

Micromax released the Canvas Play 4G Android smart phone in India.Mid-Range phone with support of 4G LTE bands, running Android 5.1 Lollipop.This phone is available via major e-commerce portals and brick-and-mortar stores across the country.Canvas Play 4G sports a 5.5-inch 720p HD IPS display covered with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. It offers a 13MP A/F rear camera with LED Flash and a 5MP front camera. It runs on a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon CPU with 2GB RAM and 16GB ROM with support for expandable storage. It is powered by a 2,820mAh battery.




  1. Launch date: 24 September 2015
  2. Operating System: Android 5.1 Lollipop
  3. Display: 5.5 inches
  4. Battery: 2820 mAh
  5. Camera: 13 MP
  6. Processor: 1.2 GHz, Quad Core
  7. RAM: 2GB


Specifications  :



1.General:

Release date
September 2015
Form factor
Touchscreen
Battery Capacity(mAh)
2820
Removable battery
Yes
Colours
Black
SAR value
0.00


2. DISPLAY:


Screen size (inches)
5.50
Touchscreen
Yes
Resolution
720x1280 pixels


3.HARDWARE:

  
Processor
1.2GHz  quad-core
Processor make
Qualcomm Snapdragon
RAM
2GB
Internal storage
16GB
Expandable storage
Yes
Expandable storage type
microSD

4.CAMERA:



Rear Camera
13 megapixel
Flash
Yes
Front Camera
5 megapixel
  

5.SOFTWARE:


Operating System
Android 5.1


6.CONNECTIVITY:


Wi-Fi
Yes
Wi-Fi standards supported
NA
GPS
Yes
Bluetooth
Yes
NFC
No
Infrared
No
Wi-Fi Direct
No
MHL Out
No
HDMI
No
Headphones
3.5mm
FM
Yes
No of SIMS
2
SIM1

SIM Type
Micro SIM
GSM/CDMA
GSM
3G
Yes
4G/LTE
Yes
Supports 4G in India(Band 40)
Yes
SIM2

SIM Type
Micro SIM
GSM/CDMA
GSM
3G
No
4G/LTE
No



 7.SENSORS:

Compass/ Magnetometer
Yes
Proximity sensor
Yes
Accelerometer
Yes
Ambient light sensor
Yes
Gyroscope
Yes
Barometer
No
Temperature sensor
No

Friday, October 2, 2015

iPhone6S worth a praise.


It’s almost been a year for iphone6 and the new iphone6S lovers are falling in love with the phone, you must have never felt anything like it when you use the phone. With just a single press, 3D Touch lets you do more than ever before. The clicks, the snaps bring your memories back as if you living the moment. Take a deeper look at iPhone 6s, and you’ll find innovation on every level.




  1. 3D Touch:  The touch which blow your senses and one word which strikes you is ‘WOW’. It gives you essential things more quickly with just one touch and provides you the real time feedback with subtle taps from the newest Taptic Engine.
  2. Cameras : It provides you with 12- megapixel iSight camera capturing sharp detailed photos along with 4k video with 1080p HD .One can also click a selfie with a new 5 megapixel FaceTime HD Camera.
  3. Touch ID(Advance Security): Well with fully loaded awesome configuration it needs a security to protect, and so it has been provided with fingerprint sensor which is faster and better than ever, the Touch ID makes it more easy and secure to use.
  4. Design : The finishing of the phone is with new alloy of 7000 Series aluminum which is also used in aerospace industry . The cover glass is now more durable and tough along with a dashy look with new rose gold finish and space grey , silver and gold
  5. Technology: It consist of 64- bit- A9 chip delivering the best performance as of the desktop computers, the CPU is now is around 70 percent more faster with also increase with 90 percent GPU performance for graphic intensive games and apps.
  6. Wi-Fi : Wi-Fi was never a problem but you can now connect to even more high speed networks.
  7. iOS9 : It has been termed as the most advance and intelligent and secure mobile operating system , as it comes with powerful new built apps, advance Siri features and throughout the system behavior is more smarter than ever. With great apple hardware makes everything work together giving the best performance.



Specifications  :

1.General:

Release date
September 2015
Form factor
Touchscreen
Dimensions (mm)
138.30 x 67.10 x 7.10
Weight (g)
143.00
Removable battery
No
Colours
Silver, Gold, Space Grey, Rose Gold
SAR value
0.00


2. DISPLAY:


Screen size (inches)
4.70
Touchscreen
Yes
Resolution
750x1334 pixels
Pixels per inch (PPI)
326


3.HArdware:


Processor make
A9
RAM
2GB
Internal storage
16GB



4.CAmera:


Rear camera
12-megapixel
Flash
Yes
Front camera
5-megapixel



5.Software:


Operating System
iOS 9


6.Connectivity:


Wi-Fi
Yes
Wi-Fi standards supported
802.11 a/ b/ g/ n/ ac
GPS
Yes
Bluetooth
Yes, v 4.20
NFC
Yes
Infrared
No
Wi-Fi Direct
No
MHL Out
No
HDMI
No
Headphones
3.5mm
FM
No
SIM Type
Nano-SIM
GSM/ CDMA
GSM
3G
Yes
4G/ LTE
Yes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40)
Yes



 7.Sensors:
 
Compass/ Magnetometer
Yes
Proximity sensor
Yes
Accelerometer
Yes
Ambient light sensor
Yes
Gyroscope
Yes
Barometer
Yes
Temperature sensor
No