January 30, 2014

Best Android Phones in Rs 10000 to Rs 15000 Range.


Samsung Galaxy Core Duos

For

  • Screen size apt for convenient usage
  • Light in weight
  • Great looks
  • Affordably priced
  • Ample internal storage

Against

  • VGA front camera
  • Average battery

 Specification

  • Dual sim
  • 4.3 inch TFT LCD Capacitive Touchscreen
  • 1.2GHz Dual core, 1GB RAM
  • Android OS, v4.1.2 (JellyBean)  | 5MP rear camera, VGA front camera
  • 8 GB internal memory, expandable up to 64 GB
  • 3G, Bluetooth, GPRS, Wi-Fi, EDGE, micro USB
  • 1800 mAh battery

Sony Xperia M Dual

For

  • Dual SIM
  • Fast processor
  • Good Internal Memory
  • Good Network  Connectivity

Against

  • Average battery
  • Smaller Screen

Specification

  • Dual SIM
  • 4.0 inches TFT Display
  • Android 4.2 Jelly Bean OS
  • 1GHz Dual Core Processor, 1GB RAM
  • 4GB internal Memory, expandable
  • 5.0MP rear camera, 0.3MP front camera
  • 3G, Wi-Fi, GPS, USB, GPRS, Bluetooth connectivity
  • 1750 mAh Battery

Micromax A117 Canvas Magnus

For

  • HD display
  • 5 inch display size
  • Processing speed
  • Camera quality
  • Attractive look

Against

  • None

Specification

  • HD 5 inch capacitive touch screen, IPS display, 1280x720 pixels
  • 74x144x 9 mm dimensions
  • 1.5 GHz quad-core processor
  • android 4.2 Jelly Bean
  • 12 MP rear camera, LED flash, 1080p video recording, 5MP front camera
  • 1 GB RAM, 4 GB internal memory, 32 GB expandable memory, Micro SD slot
  • 3G HSDPA up to 42 Mbps, Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS/A-GPS
  • 3.5 mm audio jack
  • 2000 mAh

Micromax Canvas 2.2 A114

For

  • Powerful configuration
  • Good front and rear camera
  • Premium design

Against

  • No HD display

Specification

  • 5 inch IPS LCD Capacitive Touchscreen
  • Android v4.2 OS (Jelly Bean)
  • 1.3GHz Cortex A7 Quad Core processor, 1GB RAM
  • 8MP primary camera, 2MP secondary camera
  • 4GB ROM, expandable up to 32GB
  • Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, 3G, USB port, a-GPS
  • 2000mAh Li-ion battery


Lava Xolo Q2000

For

  • Extra large display
  • Great camera experience
  • Powerful configuration
  • Ample internal storage
  • Affordably priced

Against

  • None

Specification

  • Dual SIM
  • 5.5 inch IPS LCD Display
  • Android 4.2 Jelly Bean OS
  • 1.2GHz Quad Core processor, 1GB of RAM
  • 8GB of internal memory, expandable
  • 13MP of rear camera, 2.0MP of front camera
  • 3G, Wi-Fi, USB, GPRS, GPS connectivity
  • 2500 mAh Battery

Gionee Elife E5

For

  • Fast Processor
  • Good internal memory
  • Great Camera
  • Superb display
  • Slim body

Against

  • No expandable memory

Specification

  • 4.8 inches Amoled Display
  • Android 4.2 Jelly Bean OS
  • 1.5 GHz Quad Core processor, 1GB of RAM
  • 16GB of internal Memory
  • 8MP of rear camera, 5.0 MP of front camera
  • 3G, Wi-Fi, USB, A-GPS, GPRS connectivity
  • 2000 mAh Battery

Gionee Elife E3

For

  • Slim design
  • Nice display
  • Colour options

Against

  • UI is not very good
  • Same hardware as most budget quad core devices

Specification

  • 4.7 inch IPS LCD display, 720 x 1280 pixels, 312 ppi
  • 1.2 GHz Quad core Cortex A7 processor, 1 GB RAM, PowerVR Series5XT GPU
  • Android 4.2 Jelly Bean
  • 8 megapixel rear camera, Autofocus, 1080p video, 2 megapixel front camera
  • 16 GB internal storage, expandable upto 32 GB
  • 3G HSPA, Wi-Fi, GPS with A-GPS, Bluetooth 4.0, micro USB 2.0

Lava XOLO Q1000S

For

  • Great quality display
  • Sleek design
  • Robust configuration
  • Great camera

Against

  • Expensive

Specification

  • 5.0-inch HD IPS display
  • Dual SIM
  • Android v4.2 Jelly Bean
  • 1GB RAM, 4GB internal memory, expandable up to 32GB
  • 1.5GHz Quad Core MTK6589T processor, PowerVR SGX544 GPU
  • 13MP primary camera, LED flash, 5MP secondary camera
  • 3G, Wi-FI, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS
  • 2500 mAh battery

Lava Iris Pro 30

For

  • HP IPS display
  • Gorilla Glass protection
  • Powerful configuration
  • Thin and lightweight

Against

  • Average inbuilt storage

Specification

  • 4.7-inch IPS LCD capacitive touch screen
  • Android v4.2.2 OS (Jelly Bean)
  • 1.2GHz quad-core processor, 1GB RAM, PowerVR SGX544 GPU
  • 8MP primary camera, 3MP front camera
  • 4GB internal memory, 32GB external memory
  • GPRS, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, microUSB 2.0 port, 3G, EDGE, GPS/AGPS
  • 2,000mAh Li-ion battery

Karbonn Titanium S4

For

  • Formidable display
  • Fast processor and RAM
  • Good rear camera


Against

  • Average battery backup

Specification

  • 4.7-inch HD AMOLED Capacitive touchscreen
  • Android v4.2 OS (Jelly Bean)
  • 1.2GHz Quad Core processor, 1GB RAM
  • 13 MP primary camera, 2MP front camera
  • 4GB internal memory, expandable up to 32GB
  • 3G, Bluetooth, microUSB, Wi-Fi
  • 1800mAh Li-ion battery

Micromax Canvas A116i HD

For

  • Big HD Display
  • Smooth Design
  • Powerful Camera with LED flash
  • Powerful processor
  • Affordable price

Against

  • Poor front camera

Specification

  • 5.0 inches HD IPS LCD Display
  • Android 4.2 Jelly Bean OS
  • 1.2GHz Quad-Core Processor, 1GB of RAM
  • 4GB of internal memory, expandable
  • 8.0MP of Rear camera, LED Flash, 0.3MP of Front camera
  • Wi-Fi, USB, GPRS, GPS, 3G, Dual Sim, Bluetooth connectivity
  • 2000mAH Battery

Lava XOLO LT900 LTE

For

  • Superb display
  • Sleek design
  • 4G LTE capability
  • Snapdragon processor

Against

  • Poor front camera

Specification

  • 4.3 inch HD IPS display
  • Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean
  • 1.5 Ghz Snapdragon processor, 1GB RAM
  • 8MP camera, VGA front camera, Dual LED Flash, BSI
  • 8GB storage, expandable |3G, 4G LTE, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPS


Codeblocks: How to Compile or Code and Run C / C++ Programs on Windows 7 or Windows 8

Many Universities still teach C Programming language as a part of curriculum as it helps students understand the basic concepts of programming. The tools used in university computer labs are turbo c++. But if you try running Turbo c++ on windows 7 or windows 8 it shows a smaller window. Altough there is a way to run these legacy programs in full screen using DOSbox but we will see a simple method to do so. It can be done by using codeblocks. Code::Blocks is a free C, C++ and Fortran IDE

Here is the process to get Codeblocks.
Step 1 : Head to Codeblocks Website

Step 2: Select  Download the Binary Release.

Step 3: Select Codeblocks mingw-setup.exe 


Step 4: Open the Downloaded file and Install it.

 Step 5: Open the CodeBlock IDE and Select Create new project

Step 6: In New form Template window Select Console Application 

Step 6 : On the next Screen Select the language which you want to do program c or c++.

Step 7: Select the project location click next and select the compiler to use . In our case we are going to use GNU GCC Compiler

Next step is to write the program and Build and Run.
Hope this small tutorial helps you . Happy Codding.

 http://www.codeblocks.org/downloads


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January 17, 2014

2 tools : How to automatically welcome new followers on Twitter by Direct message

Many people want to engage with their twitter followers as soon as they start following them. Many of them believe that sending a direct message using a automated welcome message helps alot. These welcome message can include many a things like web addresses, call of action, information regarding a service or a branding effort by the social media marketing team. So I thought it would be better to help all those who want to set up their own automated messages with identifying such services.

1)Sendible
2)SocialOomph

Following is the processes of configuring these services

1)Sendible
Sign in to your Sendible account. If you don’t have one, you can sign up for a free trial at http://sendible.com/signup.
Click on Add/Edit Services and under Add Services, select the Automation tab.
Next to the Twitter Auto Responder, click Add.
On the settings page, complete the details:
Description:
Twitter account: Select the Twitter account that will send the messages to new followers.
Message: Enter the message that will be sent out to new followers. You can also add multiple messages, with one message per line.
Message Type: Select the type of message that should be sent out. This can be a DM (private message) or Tweet.
Auto Follow: If you would like to automatically follow people back.
Frequency: How often Sendible should check for new followers and send out messages.
Maximum messages to send out: Select the maximum number of DM’s/Tweets to send out every time Sendible checks for new followers.

2) SocialOomph
Login to SocialOomph.com.
Add your Twitter account with "Networks, Connect Social Account, Twitter" in the menu.
Click "Following, Follow-Back & Auto-Welcome" in the menu and click the Configure button of your Twitter account.
You will then be taken to a form with a link where you can activate the Follow-Back & Auto DM subscription.
Select "Following, Follow-Back & Auto-Welcome" in the menu.
Locate your Twitter account and click the Configure button.
That takes you to the page where you can change your automation settings and welcome message.

Following are the links to this services
https://www.socialoomph.com/help/?s=help_autodmfollow

http://sendible.com/insights/how-to-automatically-welcome-new-followers-on-twitter/

A Sneak Peak at Google Android 4.4 KitKat

So Google has launched new and sleak android 4.4 KitKatedition  internally known as Project Svelte on september 3rd 2013. Android 4.4 KitKatdebuted with google device Nexus 5.
This version is has been greatly optimised to run on greater range of devices. It come with minimum requirement of 512 mb RAM. So lets find out what is new in android 4.4 KitKat

Following are some features of Android 4.4 KitKat.

Inbuilt Google Now- An intelligent digital personal assistant from google for better search-You don’t need to touch the screen to get things done. When on your home screen or in Google Now, just say “Ok Google” to launch voice search, send a text, get directions or even play a song.


Immersive mode - The book you're reading, the game you're playing, or the movie you're watching — now all of these take center stage with the new immersive mode, which automatically hides everything except what you really want to see. Just swipe the edge of the screen to bring back your status bar and navigation buttons.

Fast, Smooth and Responsive- Android 4.4 takes system performance to an all-time high by optimizing memory and improving your touchscreen so that it responds faster and more accurately than ever before. This means that you can listen to music while browsing the web, or race down the highway with the latest hit game, all without a hitch.

New Contacts app- The new phone app automatically prioritizes your contacts based on the people you talk to the most. You can also search for nearby places and businesses, your contacts, or people in your Google Apps domain.

Caller ID - Whenever you get a call from a phone number not in your contacts, your phone will look for matches from businesses with a local listing on Google Maps.

New Hangouts app -Never miss a message, no matter how your friend sends it. With the new Hangouts app, all of your SMS and MMS messages are together in the same app, alongside your other conversations and video calls. And with the new Hangouts, you can even share your location and send animated GIFs.

Inbuilt Emoji support - Sometimes words can’t express how you feel. For that, there’s Emoji, the colorful Japanese characters, now available on Google Keyboard.

Cloud Print- Now you can print photos, documents, and web pages from your phone or tablet. You can print to any printer connected to Google Cloud Print, to HP ePrint printers, and to other printers that have apps in the Google Play Store.

New portable office -From apps like Quickoffice, you can open and save files on Google Drive, other cloud storage services, or your device. And with quick access to recently used files, it's easier than ever to send the file you were just working on. Create and edit documents, spreadsheets and presentations from your phone or tablet with the newly redesigned Quickoffice

Bluetooth Message Access Profile- Android now supports the Message Access Profile (MAP) so Bluetooth-enabled cars can exchange messages with your devices.

Near field communication(NFC) Payment-  Android 4.4 introduces a new, open architecture for NFC payments that works with any mobile carrier, and lets apps manage your payment information in the cloud or on your device. Now you can tap to pay with Google Wallet or other apps at more than a million stores.

Secure app sandboxes-Application sandboxes have been hardened with Security-Enhanced Linux.

Step Detector and Step Counter -Android 4.4 also adds platform support for two new composite sensors — step detector and step counter — that let your app track steps when the user is walking, running, or climbing stairs. These new sensors are implemented in hardware for low power consumption.

Low-power audio playback -Android 4.4  lets you listen to music for longer - up to 60 hours of audio playback

January 16, 2014

10 Beautiful Windows Desktop Themes for Personalization

I recently Updated from windows 8 to windows 8.1 and  first thing I wanted to check was,  how well the Personalization feature works in windows 8.1. So I straight away went to microsoft website to check the themes for my computer.

I have picked a few beautiful  themes which I think our readers would also like.

1) Color Splash- Cheerful explosions of color burst across your screen in inventive photographs that capture water, pigment, and sand in action. Paint your desktop and liven up your day with this theme.

2)Animal Affection-Goldfish kiss, horses nuzzle, hummingbirds tenderly touch beaks, cats nap in an intertwined heap, and leopards groom each other in this collection of adorable displays of affection from the animal kingdom.

3) Limited edition artist series-Swirling dragons, floral profusions, and cacophonies of color—this dazzling free theme for Windows celebrates the innovative work of artists like Kenzo Minami, Sally Zou, Stina Persson, and more

4)Illusions -Optical illusions, planets of grass floating in impossible summer skies, and homages to M.C. Escher fill this free Windows theme of weird and wonderful digital art by Josh Sommers.

5)Snowy Night-These beautiful images capture the many ways that snow can transform a landscape, from the hushed grandeur of the forest to the beckoning warmth of a cozy cottage and the magic of snow-covered city streets.

6)Raindrops-Photographer Rangan Das gets in close to capture the delicate beads of rain left behind on leaves and flowers in this free Windows theme.

7)Sailing -Sail on: Skim seas around the world with this free Windows theme that features the sounds of the seashore.

8) Horizons-From Pacific beaches, to mountains, to a wondrous sunrise over the Grand Canyon—the panoramic images in this free theme for Windows 8.1 and Windows RT 8.1 were designed to stretch across dual monitors. Put a little vacation on your desktop.

9)Garden Glimpses 4 - Butterflies and blossoms create a colorful burst of life on your screen in this free Windows theme, the fourth installment in photographer Rangan Das’ garden series.

10) Forests -Something about forests stirs us. Dappled sunlight through a canopy of maple; gnarled, primeval trunks coated in moss; or the slender green serenity of backlit bamboo. Surround yourself with the living majesty of forests in this free theme for Windows.