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Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Nokia X launched in India for Rs 8,599: Nokia’s first Android phone

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Nokia has launched its first Android device for India at an event in Mumbai. The Nokia X will be available from today for Rs 8,599. That price is slightly higher than the Rs 8,500 tag it was expected to sport, and could be the major factor in the final equation, Nokia is positioning the X series below its Lumia line, but above the Asha range, so it is expected to bridge the gap between the two price points. It must be noted that the price announced is the MOP (Market Operative Price) of the phone, so the box price (or MRP) is higher.
While the Nokia X has been launched, the company didn’t launch the X+ or the XL in India. Both are expected to launch in the next couple of months. The Nokia X run Android, but the login and app data is tied to Microsoft’s cloud services, and not Google as in any other Android phone. The phones run a version of Android Open Source Project, with access to sideloading of apps, third-party app stores and Nokia’s own store. You will find Microsoft essentials instead of Google services. Indian buyers will not get free Skype calls to mobiles and landlines when they purchase the Nokia X, due to regulatory hurdles.
The Nokia X features a 4-inch display with a 800×480 pixel resolution. It sports a low-powered Snapdragon S4 SoC with dual-core processor, which given the other specs should be enough for most use cases. The dual-core processor is clocked at 1GHz. There’s 512MB of RAM on the Nokia X, and it has 4GB internal storage and the ability to take in microSD cards up to 32GB in capacity. 
The Finnish company has decided to go with a 3-megapixel primary shooter, and there’s no front-facing camera. That’s a bit of a disappointment for the selfie-obssessed and Skype users, though you can still use Skype on the phone. The Nokia X gets a 1500 mAh battery, rated for around 13 hours of talk time on 2G and 17 days standby time. In terms of connectivity, the X and X+ have dual SIM slots, 3G cellular data, Wi-Fi b/g/n and Bluetooth 3.0.
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Monday, 10 March 2014

$25 Smartphone by FireFox OS

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Mozilla is aiming squarely at the dominance of Google Android in the smartphone field by introducing the cheap smartphone with the FireFox OS on it. Mozilla unveiled the phone at a press event at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.
Mozilla partnered with chipmaker Spreadtrum to develop the smartphone that has a $25 suggested retail price. Even if it comes with a low price tag, the device still has some respectable specs. TechRadar got shipping unit of the device and reported that it has a single-core ARM Cortex-A5 chip clocked at 1 GHz backed by 256 MB of RAM. It also has a 2GB flash memory and a 3.5 inch display, along with a 2 megapixel camera.
The $25 smartphone from Mozilla is the ideal first smartphone for people who have not been able to afford other smartphone models according to Jay Sullivan, the chief operating officer of Mozilla. Sullivan was quoted by Bloomberg as saying,“we are about bringing people online.”
A cheap smartphone will be perfect for developing markets where internet penetration rates are not high yet. Smartphones can help people in these markets leapfrog the progression to getting access to the Internet and avoid purchasing personal computers or laptops just to connect to the Internet.
The cheap smartphone also appears to be Mozilla’s first push to stake its claim in the smartphone OS market which is dominated by Google’s Android OS. Q2 2013 data from IDC shows that Android had a smartphone market share of 79.3% while iOS had market share of 13.2%. Mozilla will most likely aim at breaking Linux’s market share, at least for the initial phase. Mozilla only needs to capture more than 0.8% which is Linux’s share in the smartphone OS market.
Smartphones Reduce the Digital Divide
One of the projections from
Ericsson’s ConsumerLab’s 10 Hot Consumer Trends 2014 is that smartphones will reduce the digital divide. The study found that people in Indonesia and India already primarily use smartphones for instant messaging and online banking. That is a big contrast to the U.S. and the U.K. where people are more likely to use their laptop for online banking. People also believe that mobile phones are the most important tool for carrying out daily activities. Ericsson’s study shows that 51% of people think about mobile phones this way.
Aside from offering cheap phones, there is also a need to address the other side of the equation and that means the infrastructure for connecting smartphones to the Internet. Telecommunication firms are doing their best to offer the 
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to mobile consumers but there is more work that needs to be done. Facebook, for example, has the Internet.org project where they try to connect more people to the Internet and they are doing this by trying to bring down the cost to access the Internet. The Internet.org is aiming to connect 5 billion more people to the Internet.
Mozilla is not alone in trying to offer lower-priced smartphones to the market. Nokia, for example, has also introduced a new line of phones that run on the Google Android system that costs around $120. BlackBerry also unveiled the Z3 and the Canadian smartphone maker will sell the phone in Indonesia before selling it to other Southeast Asian countries.
There are also smaller handset makers that are making cheaper smartphones. ZTE from China is not as well-known as Nokia or Blackberry but they have been making cheap smartphones. In the Philippines, there is also Cherry Mobile that sells affordable smartphones. The race to offer cheaper smartphones is a good development for breaking down the digital divide in the world. These devices can help bring all of the benefits of having information at the tip of your hands to the rest of the world’s population that still do not have access to the Internet.

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Thursday, 20 February 2014

Which Browser Is Better for Privacy And for Security Purpose

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Dear Lifehacker, 
With Firefox getting ads and Chrome extensions spying on me, is there really one browser that's better than the others when it comes to privacy? Does it matter if I use something like Opera or Safari instead? Is my browser watching what I'm doing and reporting back? P
That's a great question, and the answer isn't as clear cut as you might think. Different browsers handle user data in different ways, and when you toss add-ons and extensions into the mix, the picture changes even more. Let's take a look at some of the most popular browsers from a privacy angle, and see who has your back when it comes to tracking—or not tracking—what you do online. 

Chrome, and Google's Position on Browser Privacy

Google Chrome, being the dominant web browser in most of the world, has taken a few hits lately in the privacy department. Between adware-filled extensions and microphone-listening exploits, It might look like Chrome has privacy problems. However, both of those issues are third parties using a combination of built-in features and user trust to spy on them—it has nothing to do with the browser itself. We'll get to how third parties play into things a little bit later, but first, let’s talk about Chrome on its own.

Firefox, and the Mozilla Foundation


Firefox has long been touted as the best browser for privacy. It's open source, managed by the non-profit Mozilla Foundation (of which, it should be noted, Google is an investor), and is at the core of most privacy-focused browsers (like the previously mentioned Tor Browser Bundle). Even on the mobile side, Firefox for Android is open source and its code available to anyone who wants it. By most accounts, Mozilla is completely above board with what Firefox does, and the Foundation doesn't trade in user data, so there's no reason for them to harvest it.

What About Opera, Safari, and Internet Explorer?

So if you don't use Firefox or Chrome, where does that leave you? We asked the EFF, but none of their experts had any knowledge when it came to browsers that weren't Chrome or Firefox. They did, however, note that privacy advocates generally prefer open source browsers like over closed-source, proprietary ones like Apple's Safari and Microsoft's Internet Explorer. The EFF praised both however for pioneering their own privacy features, like Safari's 3rd party cookie blocking and IE's Tracking Protection Lists. Still, the fact that you can't see under the hood and that neither have developer APIs makes them tough to analyze. 

The Bottom Line: No, Your Browser Doesn’t Make a Huge Difference

So where does that leave us? Well, your browser is probably sending some information back to the company that created it, but that information is explicitly used to support the features you have turned on. As long as you trust the developer behind your favorite browser, this isn't an issue. Bonus: there's nothing dangerous or invasive about using Chrome sync or Firefox sync.


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Friday, 14 February 2014

List Of All Top Android Versions

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Android is a Linux-based operating system for mobile devices such as smartphones, multitasking phones and tablet computers such as the Galaxy Tab. It is developed by the Open Handset Alliance led by Google.Google bought over the initial developer Android Inc in 2005, to gain total control of the Android Franchise, today it is worth several hundred times what it was bought for.The Android franchise has a total of 9 versions, the names of which have been illustrated below. 


The following names are used for the currently existing Android releases. Note that versions 1.0 and 1.1 were not publicly named. However, Android 1.1 was internally referred to as "Petit-Four" (noted in Traroth's answer, confirmed here):
  • Android 1.5
Donut:
  • Android 1.6
Eclair:
  • Android 2.0
  • Android 2.1
see also:- 30+ Secret Codes Of Android Devices

Froyo: (short for "frozen yogurt")
  • Android 2.2
Gingerbread:
  • Android 2.3
Honeycomb:
  • Android 3.0
  • Android 3.1
  • Android 3.2
Ice Cream Sandwich:
  • Android 4.0
see also:- 10 Android Tips and Tricks

Jelly Bean:
  • Android 4.1
  • Android 4.2
  • Android 4.3
see also :- Top Features Of Android Jelly Bean

KitKat:
  • Android 4.4 (confirmed)

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Thursday, 13 February 2014

J.A.R.V.I.S : Artificial Intelligence Assistant Operating System for Hackers

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A group of Indian Hackers has designed Artificial Intelligence Assistant Operating System called 'J.A.R.V.I.S' , who recognizes them, answer questions, tweet for them and Collect information, scan targets for them.

Chiragh Dewan, a 18 year old student who is currently pursuing his BCA has taken the initiative to be the first Indian to complete this project J.A.R.V.I.S , which is inspired by Iron Man’s (movie) artificial intelligence assistant Jarvis.
With his team of 7 including Himanshu Vaishnav, Mayur Singh, Krishanu Kashyap, Vikas Kumar, Vinmay Nair and Sravan Kumar, they are about to finish the 3rd level of the project.
Their long term goal is to create an OS which could adapt itself according to the user's needs. Like if a doctor is using the OS, it will adapt itself so as it is capable of helping him out in his field like searching for new techniques, medicines, help in their research, etc. Add for architects, other professions. 
Project Task Completed: In the current version of Jarvis v1.0, it is capable of:
  • Answering questions asked by the administrator
  • Compile reports on any topic asked by the user.
  • Control lights by voice.
  • Basic interaction with the user.
  • Handling Facebook, Email and Social profiles of users
  • Using Twitter Account with voice control
  • Basic OS kernel is ready.
  • Can Scan targets for Hackers
  • Gathering Basic information about the target
All the above functionalities are completely controlled by voice. It has only been four months since they have started this project and have achieved a lot in this short period of time.

The team will announce the OS publicly soon after completion of phase 3, but for now Chiragh proudly shows off his creation on the J.A.R.V.I.S project website.

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