Tutorials All - Webdesign, Graphic Design

Visit our new Webdesign Templates,css,html5 etc

Download New Android Applications

Visit our new Collections of Android Application


Stay Hungry Stay Foolish Ebook For Smartphone,Tablets

Rashesh Shah did it.Sanjeev Bikhchnadani did it.Shantanu Prakash did it.Stay Hungry, Stay Foolish is the story of 25 such IIM Ahmedabad graduates who chose the rough road of entrepreneurship. They are diverse in age, in outlook and the industries they made a mark in. But they have one thing in common: they believed in the power of their dreams. This book seeks to inspire young graduates to look beyond placements and salaries.To believe in their dreams.

And the Mountains Echoed Ebook For Smartphone,Tablets

Afghanistan, 1952. Abdullah and his sister Pari live with their father and stepmother in the small village of Shadbagh. Their father, Saboor, is constantly in search of work and they struggle together through poverty and brutal winters. To Adbullah, Pari, as beautiful and sweet-natured as the fairy for which she was named, is everything. More like a parent than a brother, Abdullah will do anything for her, even trading his only pair of shoes for a feather for her treasured collection. Each night they sleep together in their cot, their skulls touching, their limbs tangled.


CHANDRAKANTA Ebook For Tablets, Smartphones

The dashing Prince Virendra of Naugarh is madly in love with the breathtakingly beautiful Princess Chandrakanta of Vijaygarh. But there are obstacles galore in the paths of the lovers. There are evil ministers with sinister magicians at their beck and call; enemy kings only too happy to go into battle; masters of disguise who can fool the cleverest of spies; and magic all around. Then Chandrakanta gets trapped in a fantastic maze; from which only Virendra can rescue her. But will he be able to decipher the clues; follow the trail correctly and get to her before it is too late? And will their friends; Tej Singh; Chapla and the others; help them adequately with their deep knowledge of the art of divination and disguise?
Buy now


Who Let the Dork Out Ebook For Tablets, Smartphones

With just 12 months to go before the 2010 Allied Victory Games in New Delhi, there is pandemonium at the Ministry for Urban Regeneration and Public Sculpture. Specially appointed by the prime minister to oversee preparations for the Games, the ministry now find themsleves in the centre of a media shit storm. Preparations are months behind schedule--they had completely forgotten about Takewondo --and the minister Badrikedar Laxmanrao Dahake not only has to deal with an irate PM but also with, high intrigue in the Lok Sabha, fiendish investigative journalists, and a relentless BBC reporter who insists on interviewing him live in English. Dahake is about to resign when he runs into an unlikely saviour: master strategist, media expert, and international financial wizard Robin ‘Einstein’ Varghese, currently running the Delhi Lederman office.

Young Sherlock Holmes 5: Snake Bite Ebook For Tablets, Smartphones

Sherlock has been kidnapped! Now he’s on a ship bound for China . . . At the port of Shanghai, Sherlock finds a mystery awaiting him. How can three men be bitten by the same poisonous snake in different parts of town? What exactly is the rat-like creature that is following him? Can he decode the message that’s hidden in a diagram like a spider’s web? And what has all of this got to do with a plot to blow up an American warship? To solve the mystery, Sherlock must brave terrors greater than any he has faced before . . .


Fallen: Book 1 of the Fallen Series Ebook For Tablets, Smartphones

Instant. Intense. Weirdly familiar . . .
The moment Luce looks at Daniel she knows she has never felt like this before. Except she can't shake the feeling that she has . . . and with him - a boy she doesn't remember ever setting eyes on.

Indian IT doubles market share in 6 years

 Indian IT outsourcers have more than doubled their share in total worldwide IT spends over the past six years, and the bigger Indian IT companies have outpaced their MNC counterparts over this period.

India IT companies accounted for $31 billion, or 4.8%, of the worldwide IT spending of $641 billion in 2006-07 . This year, it is estimated to be $77 billion, or 9.8%, of the global spending of $785 billion, according to research by brokerage firm Angel Broking.
The research also looks at 13 of the top global IT outsourcers — eight MNCs and five Indian — and finds that the Indian outsourcers' share in the total revenues of the 13 companies has risen from 7.7% in fiscal 2007 to 14.3% in fiscal 2012, and that of the MNCs has dipped correspondingly from 92.3% to 85.7%.
Angel Broking's report explains Indian companies' gains saying that although the labour cost advantage for Indian IT had been on a declining trend, there still was a comfortable 20-25% cost saving for clients along with availability of a young workforce.


Lord of the Abyss (Mills & Boon Nocturne) (Royal House of Shadows - Book 4) Ebook For Tablet, Smartphones

Micah: The Dark Prince As the dark lord who condemns souls to damnation, Micah is nothing but a feared barbarian wrapped in impenetrable black armour. He has no idea he is the last heir of Elden, its last hope. Only one woman knows – the daughter of his enemy. Liliana is nothing like her father, the Blood Sorcerer who’d cursed Micah. She sees past Micah’s armour to the prince inside. A prince whose sinful touch she craves. But first she has to brave his dark, dangerous lair and help him remember. Because they only have till midnight to save Elden, or their whole world will be lost...

Haunting Violet Ebook For Tablet, Smartphones

Violet Willoughby doesn't believe in ghosts, especially since her mother has worked as a fraudulent medium for a decade. Violet has taken part in enough of her mother's tricks to feel more than a little jaded about anyhting supernatural.
The ghosts, however, believe in Violet and she's been seeing them everywhere. One ghost in particular needs Violet to use her emerging gift to solve her murder . . . and prevent the ghost's twin sister from suffering the same fate.
More Info


Fifty Shades Darker Ebook For Tablet, Smartphones

Romantic, liberating and totally addictive, the Fifty Shades trilogy will obsess you, possess you, and stay with you for ever ...
Daunted by the dark secrets of the tormented young entrepreneur Christian Grey, Ana Steele has broken off their relationship to start a new career with a US publishing house.
But desire for Grey still dominates her every waking thought, and when he proposes a new arrangement, she cannot resist. Soon she is learning more about the harrowing past of her damaged, driven and demanding Fifty Shades than she ever thought possible.
More Info

Can Love Happen Twice? Ebook For Tablet, Smartphones

When Ravin first said ‘I love you . . .’ he meant it forever. The world has known this through Ravin’s bestselling novel; I Too Had a Love Story. But did Ravin’s story really end on the last page of that book? On Valentine’s Day; a radio station in Chandigarh hosts a very special romantic chat show. Ravin and his three best friends are invited as guests to talk about Ravin’s love story. But surprisingly everyone apart from Ravin turns up. As the show goes live; there is only one question in every listener’s mind: what has happened to Ravin? To answer this question the three friends begin reading from a handwritten copy of Ravin’s incomplete second book—the entire city listens breathlessly; unable to believe the revelations that follow.


Facebook best place to work: Survey

Apparently Mark Zuckerberg isn't liked just among his 17 million followers on Facebook. Of nearly 200,000 CEOs reviewed in the past year on job site Glassdoor.com, Facebook's chief executive had the highest employee approval rating on the latest rankings of 50 CEOs, at 99.3%.
Not coincidentally, Facebook also ranked as the best place to work on Glassdoor. Rounding off the five highest-rated chief executives: Software company SAP's Bill McDermott and Jim Hagemann Snabe (98.6%), McKinsey's Dominic Barton (97%), Ernst & Young's Jim Turley (96%), and John Schlifske of Northwestern Mutual (96%).

While Facebook's offices burst with love for their leader, investors might have a different view. Despite strong fourth-quarter results, the company's stock price is down about 30% since its IPO in May 2012. As a majority of Zuckerberg's wealth is tied to the stock, his own net worth fell about $6.3 billion in that time, according to data from the Bloomberg Billionaires Index .
Sam Hamadeh, head of research firm PrivCo, told the Los Angeles Times in August the young executive "is in over his hoodie as CEO of a multi billion-dollar public company."

Glassdoor spokesman Scott Dobroski says the ranking reflects employees' confidence in leadership, which is not always tied directly to financial results. Rather, it indicates employees' belief that the company is being led in the right direction, that the CEO has a clear vision of the future, and that the vision and plan to achieve it are clearly communicated.

‘Cyberattack on South Korea came from Chinese IP'

A hacking attack on the servers of South Korean broadcasters and banks originated from an IP address based in China, officials in Seoul said, raising suspicions the intrusion came from North Korea.
An unnamed official from South Korea's presidential office was quoted by the Yonhap news agency as saying the discovery of the IP address indicated Pyongyang was responsible for the attack.
A previous attack on a South Korean newspaper that the government in Seoul traced back to North Korea also used a Chinese IP address.
"We've identified that a Chinese IP is connected to the organizations affected," a spokesman for South Korea's Communications Commission told a press conference.
The attack brought down the network servers of television broadcasters YTN, MBC and KBS as well as two major commercial banks, Shinhan Bank and NongHyup Bank. South Korea raised its alert levels in response.


Google launches Evernote rival Keep

Google has launched a new app that would allow users to sync their notes and to-do lists across their computer, phone and tablet using Google account.
Google's Katharine Kuan detailed the firm's blog that with the help of 'Google Keep' people can quickly jot ideas down when they think of them and even include checklists and photos to keep track of what's important for them.
The app works very similarly to the other note apps, like Evernote and OneNote, ABC News reports.
The app is available for only Android 4.0 phones right now.
It takes users' notes and then they can access them via the app on the web, which is located in their Google Drive. They can also access the notes from the company's website after logging in via their Google accounts.


Best Kept Secret Ebook For Tablet/Smartphone

The third novel in Jeffrey Archer's compelling saga, the Clifton Chronicles 1945. The vote in the House of Lords as to who should inherit the Barrington family fortune has ended in a tie. The Lord Chancellor’s deciding vote will cast a long shadow on the lives of Harry Clifton and Giles Barrington. Harry returns to America to promote his latest novel, while his beloved Emma goes in search of the little girl who was found abandoned in her father’s office on the night he was killed. When the General Election is called, Giles Barrington has to defend his seat in the House of Commons and is horrified to discover who the Conservatives select to stand against him. But it is Sebastian Clifton, Harry and Emma’s son, who ultimately influences his uncle’s fate. In 1957, Sebastian wins a scholarship to Cambridge, and a new generation of the Clifton family march onto the page. After Sebastian is expelled from school, he unwittingly becomes caught up in an international art fraud involving a Rodin statue that is worth far more than the sum it raises at auction.

Private Berlin: bk. 1 Ebook For Tablet/Smartphone

Mattie Engel is one of the rising stars at Private Berlin, and believes she's seen the worst of people in her previous life with the Berlin police force. That is until Chris, her colleague - and until recently, her fiancé - is found dead, brutally murdered in an old slaughterhouse outside the city.
The slaughterhouse is filled with bodies. But just as Private begin their investigations, the building explodes, wiping out all evidence of the crimes, and nearly killing Mattie and her team.


Google chairman highlights Indian government‘s mistake

Google chairman Eric Schmidt has warned that India is lagging badly behind in harnessing the power of the internet because of its failure to invest in high-speed telecom networks.
"It is well behind in the web services model that the rest of the world is adopting," Schmidt told the CNBC-TV18 television channel late on Wednesday during a trip to India.
"It is crucial for India to invest and enable fast fibre internet connectivity within the country, between the country and the other countries," he added.
When asked to explain why only 150 million out of 1.2 billion Indians had access to the internet, he said that the government had perhaps grown complacent due to the country's success in producing large software and IT companies.
"My guess would be that having been satisfied with the great success of IT, the Indian government and the leadership has made the same mistake that companies do, they rested on their own laurels," he said.
Experts say India has enjoyed a telecom revolution that has brought cheap mobile phones to the majority of the country, but fast internet connections remain limited to a small minority in cities.

Vampires in the Lemon Grove Ebook For Tablet/Smartphone

On Strong Beach, an awkward teen with a terrible haircut has a reversal of fortune when he finds artefacts from the future lining a seagulls' nest. By the Hox River in Nebraska, a window fuels both family pride and deadly revenge. In a godforsaken barn in what they suspect is Kentucky, Presidents Eisenhower, John Adams and Rutherford B. Hayes are bemused to find themselves reincarnated as horses. And in the collection's title story, Clyde and Magreb - he a traditional capes-and-coffins vampire, she the more progressive variety - settle in an Italian lemon grove in the hope that its ripe fruit will keep their thirst for blood at bay.


BeyondPod Podcast Manager Android Smartphone Application Download

Full featured Podcast Manager (podcatcher) and RSS feed reader
Subscribe to RSS/Atom feeds, download, listen or watch podcasts directly on your device. Google Reader integration, flexible download scheduler and many more.
This is a "Lite" version with 7 day full feature trial!

Alex Cross, Run Ebook For Tablet/Smartphone

Three killers are on the rampage in the capital and dead bodies are piling up almost as fast as the police can count them.
Alex Cross is in charge of all three investigations and has never been under more pressure. But with a crisis at home that threatens to tear his family apart, Alex's attention is divided. While Cross tracks the killers, he doesn't notice that someone is tracking him.

Yesterday Android Smartphone Application Download

"With all the polish of a major, mainstream release, Yesterday is not a game to be missed." (Gamezebo)
"An experience you'll be unlikely to forget." (Joystiq)
"Yesterday will sate the needs of adventure game fans." (Destructoid)
"The game feels like a painting come to life." (Strategy Informer)
"One of the best point-and-click adventure games to come along in recent memory." (Gamezone)
The first thriller by the indie studio that created the million-selling Runaway saga!
A psycho is killing beggars alive in New York. A Y-shaped scar forms in the hands of seemingly unrelated people. The press and the media just don't care, so Henry White, a young NGO volunteer, will be the first to investigate the crimes with his friend Cooper. They are two of the three playable characters in Yesterday, the third being none other than the enigmatic John Yesterday, who is dragged into this twisted plot after his memory is completely wiped.


Siine Shortcut Keyboard Android Smartphone Application Download

The Shortcut Keyboard will change your texting life! Its free, ad-free, and top quality. You have to try it out, but its a very cool idea for easier, more fluid messaging.
Have your signatures and frequently used phrases for 1-click easy access.
Customize your keyboard for your style of chatting and texting.
Shortcut Keys is designed for people who spend too much time and effort typing. That means you!
A brilliant clock module makes typing times fast and easy.
Type dates like you do when you book a flight - by clicking a calendar. No need to write everything out. You can even get the calendar module to show you your availability as you type… no need to switch between apps in order to arrange a meet up.

iPad mini 2 coming in second half of 2013: Report

Apple's iPad mini with Retina display could be launched in the second half of 2013, a report has said. DisplaySearch analyst Paul Semenza told CNET that the Retina iPad mini would have a resolution of 2,048 x 1,536 pixels.
That's the same as the resolution of the full-size iPad with Retina display, which, at 9.7 inches, has a pixel density of 264 ppi. Mashable reports. The Retina iPad mini, at 7.9 inches, will result in a higher pixel density of 324 ppi, the report said.
Earlier, reports have suggested that the iPad mini's Retina display could cost as much as 12 pounds more than the current display, increasing Apple's cost per unit to approximately 200 dollars.

500,000 Google Reader users convert to Feedly

When one door closes, another one opens, and that statement proves very true for Feedly. After Google’s shocking announcement that it’s going to shut down its Google Reader service, Feedly’s user base has increased phenomenally. The service has already gained over 500,000 new users in just 48 hours. Feedly has done a great job in enticing Google Reader users to convert to its service, and it has launched new servers and increased its bandwidth by 10 times in order to keep up with demand.
Feedly announced that Google Reader users would be able to seamlessly migrate their RSS feeds over to its service. The service even offers similar features to Google Reader, alongside its own special features. The service allows you to view your RSS feed in a condensed style (Title View) for those of you who have so many updates in your Google Reader feed that you have no time to scan through them individually.
Along with offering similar features to Google Reader, Feedly also has plenty of features that will attract new users. Users will be able to view their stories in a more aesthetically pleasing way, like “Magazine” style, or “Cards” view, and there are options to customize your launch page, your featured articles and more. Of course there are a lot of things Feedly can improve on, so for the next 30 days, it will pay close attention to its users’s feedback in order to improve its user experience as much as possible.
Read more


Radio frequency chip makers tune in to smartphone race

Radio frequency chip makers are set to gain as Samsung Electronics Co Ltd and Apple Inc unveil ever more sophisticated smartphones and tablets to battle for the No. 1 spot in the global mobile devices market.
Investors and analysts say they like shares of RF Micro Devices Inc, Skyworks Solutions Inc and Avago Technologies Ltd - companies that make the chips that enable gadgets to send and receive data wirelessly.
Samsung unveiled its latest flagship phone, the Galaxy S4, in New York on Thursday. The S4 can stop and start videos when someone looks at the screen, flip between songs at the wave of a hand and record sound to accompany pictures.
As manufacturers improve and add new features to phones, which are increasingly used to stream music, video and games, they are boosting the RF chip technology used in the devices.
"The RF content in handsets continues to go up," said Stewart Stecker, a portfolio manager at AlphaOne Capital. "That's good from an immediate to longer-term perspective for the entire RF supply chain."

Samsung Galaxy S4 blitz may prompt Apple rethink

Samsung's newest, feature-packed Galaxy S4 may put pressure on Apple Inc to accelerate its pace of smartphone design and venture into cheaper devices - both departures from usual practice.
The latest Galaxy, unwrapped with much fanfare in New York on Thursday, out-does the iPhone in most technical aspects. But the challenges it encapsulates run deeper than just a simple specifications comparison.
"It would be overstatement to say Apple is far behind," Charles Golvin, analyst with Forrester, said, but it does need to note the quickening pace of competitive devices being released.
"If anything, what Apple needs to respond to is the cadence of their own releases, probably a completely new design every two years and a sort of speed bump every year is not an adequate cadence for Apple to remain at the forefront of smartphone innovation today."
Samsung's apparent ability to go toe-to-toe with Apple on cutting-edge smartphones may prompt the U.S. titan to finally make its own assault on the lower-end of the market that it has famously stayed away from -- not least to get into untapped markets like China and India.
Many analysts now say Apple has to respond in force to Samsung and other rivals that are grabbing attention. Much of Wall Street is now looking ahead to the next iPhone, but expectations are muted.
Once the darling of Wall Street, Apple has in six months seen its shares fall 30 percent from a high of $705. Its Maps software was panned for inaccuracies; its once-reliable financial results, that rarely failed to surpass Wall Street estimates, missed analysts' expectations.
Read More


5 great alternatives to Google Reader

Google Reader is shutting down, folks, and aside from a few petitions that may or may not, but definitely won’t work, there’s nothing we can really do. The die has been cast. The moving finger has writ. Hannibal has crossed the alps. Google Reader will be no more starting on July 1. Thankfully, though, Google is giving us a generous grace period to go out and seek other means of RSS aggregation, and we have a few suggestion that you may want to consider as you go on your quest.
The Old Reader
The Old Reader is often forgotten about, but it’s a minimalistic and simple RSS reader that gets the job done. However, the interface also looks a lot like Google Reader, giving you just the information you need in a simple and straightforward layout. However, there’s no mobile apps to access your feeds on the go, so you’re tied to your web browser.
Read more

Mozilla rolls out Firefox OS Simulator version 3.0, adds Push to Device

In the middle of December 2012, Mozilla launched Firefox OS Simulator version 1.0, which was followed up a short time later with the release of version 2.0. Less we get bored waiting, the company has now rolled out the 3.0 version, which it calls “rough around the edges.” Among other things, Push to Device has been added.
Despite the fact that it is still a work in progress, Mozilla said it wanted to launch the latest version so that the community can test it out and contribute in the form of feedback and such, as well providing openness so that enthusiasts can stay updated on the company’s progress. The features that have been added to the simulator are the by-product of user feedback.
Perhaps the two biggest added features are Push to Device and rotation simulation, both of which have been extensively requested by users. Push to Device allows a Firefox OS-supposed device, you can connect it with its USB data cable and push apps to the unit from the simulator. Likewise, rotation simulation is straight-forward: you can use it to rotate the simulator for landscape and portrait.
Some other features include what Mozilla says is a basic geolocation API simulation, so developers who want to include geolocation in their app can now test it. It provides both latitude and longitude values. There’s now manifest validation to check for errors, as well as a variety of stability fixes. Those interested can grab version 3.0 now from Mozilla.
Read more

Samsung I9500 Galaxy S4 - Full phone specifications, Price, Review

Samsung Galaxy S4 is finally here and is likely to take the world by storm considering that it is reported to be better than Galaxy SIII which was a best selling Smartphone.Much to the excitement of fans around the world, Samsung Electronics on Thursday unveiled the Galaxy S4 at an event at New York's Radio City Music Hall. It was also streamed Live worldwide best five of them at Times Square.Regarded as the phone that will take on the iPhones, Galaxy S4 is slightly smaller than Galaxy SIII but with a bigger and brighter screen.

OS & Processor 
The Samsung Galaxy S4 comes with Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean OS loaded in it. The processor of this device different for different markets. For specific markets, the Galaxy S4 features the 1.6 GHz eight core Exynos 5 processor. Other markets will have the 1.9 GHz quad core processor. This device will also has a 2 GB RAM for extra smooth multitasking.

The 5-inch display screen of this smartphone offers visuals at full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) resolution. The display screen has 441 ppi pixel density. This device measures less than 8 mm in thickness. The display screen of the Samsung Galaxy S4 is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3. This handset also comes with a 2600 mAh battery loaded in it.

The Samsung Galaxy S4 has a 13 MP primary camera loaded in it. The camera also comes with a range of high end supporting features like auto focus, LED flash, face detection, smile detection and image stabilization etc. This smartphone also comes with a 2 MP secondary camera loaded in it.

This high end Samsung smartphone comes with a range of internal memory choices. Users can choose between 16 GB, 32 GB or 64 GB internal memory variants. The memory capability of this device can also be expanded up to 64 GB through a microSD card.

Media & Connectivity 
The Samsung Galaxy S4 comes with multi-format media players and many other applications loaded in it. High end connectivity features like 4G LTE, 3G and NFC etc. are also available in this device.


BlackBerry Balance Coming to iPhone and Android

BlackBerry Balance Coming to iPhone and Android is a post by Shawn Ingram from Gotta Be Mobile.
Today BlackBerry announced that it will soon bring BlackBerry Balance to both iPhone and Android in an effort to bring its secure services to both competitor platforms.
BlackBerry calls the apps BlackBerry Secure Work Space for iOS and Android. The service includes secure apps for email, calendar, contacts, tasks, memos, secure browsing and document editing. BlackBerry links the apps to BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10, companies will have to use the latest BlackBerry services to deploy the apps.
BlackBerry claims the apps use BlackBerry Balance technology, which just means they are separate from the user’s personal apps and files. The BlackBerry apps won’t interfere with personal email or calendars. The technology eliminates the need for two phones, one for work and one for personal use.
The BlackBerry Secure Work Space apps will help BlackBerry compete in the era of “Bring Your Own Device,” where users increasingly want to choose their own smartphone instead of relying on work to give them one. It means that companies can still get the security of BlackBerry services without giving employees phones they probably don’t want.
Read More

Facebook begins rolling out updated Timeline

Facebook on Wednesday began rolling out new profile pages redesigned to clear away clutter from Timelines that chronicle member postings at the leading social network.
"We heard from you that the current timeline layout is sometimes hard to read," Facebook's Rose Yao said in a blog post.
"Starting today, all posts are on the right side of your timeline, with photos, music and other recent activity on the left."
Sections at social network pages have been revamped to let people display music, books, films and television shows they are interested in alongside uploaded pictures, according to Yao.
Pictures from Facebook-owned smartphone photo-sharing service Instagram can be streamed to timelines, and social network users can share their tastes in films by synching with apps from Flixster or Netflix.
Read more


How Android tablets are gaining over iPad

Shipments of tablets running Google's Android will overtake the iPad this year for the first time, research house IDC predicted, as Apple cedes more mobile market share to hard-charging rivals around the globe.
A growing variety of smaller and cheaper Android tablets from Google to Amazon.com will catch on this year with more consumers and chip away at Apple's dominance since the first iPad launched in 2010, International Data Corp said.
iPad and iPhone shipments are expected to keep growing at enviable rates, but arch-rival Samsung Electronics and others have hurt Apple with a combination of savvy marketing, greater variety and rapid technology adoption.
On Thursday, Samsung takes the wraps off the fourth generation of its flagship Galaxy, the smartphone that helped the South Korean giant knock the iPhone off its top ranking for part of last year.
A growing perception that the company co-founded by Steve Jobs may be losing its competitive edge has weighed on its shares, which have lost more than a third of their value since hitting a high in September.
Read More

Samsung Galaxy S4 official with 5-inch full-HD display, 8-core CPU

Samsung Electronics Co on Thursday premiered its latest flagship phone, the Galaxy S4, which sports a bigger display and unconventional features such as gesture controls and will spearhead its effort to challenge Apple Inc on its home turf.
The phone is the first in Samsung's highly successful Galaxy S-series to make its global debut on U.S. soil, and represents another bet that consumers prefer larger screens.
The S4 which Samsung preceded with a marketing blitz that drummed up industry speculation reminiscent of some of Apple's past launches - will be available globally in the second quarter. Samsung said all major U.S. service providers will sell the phone but it kept mum on exact dates and prices.
The company was more than willing to share some of the latest Galaxy phone's capabilities: it can stop and start videos depending on whether someone is looking at the screen, flip between songs and photos at the wave of a hand, and other features not typically found on rivals' screens.
The success or failure of Samsung's latest flagship phone - the fourth in a brand launched in 2010, will be pivotal in the world's biggest smartphone maker's battle against Apple and smaller rivals to attract consumers who have a dizzying array of choices in advanced phones.
Samsung held the global launch event in the United States in the hope of regaining the lead in the crucial market. Apple's U.S. sales outstripped Samsung's for the first time in the quarter ending in December, even after Samsung spent a record $400 million on phone advertisements here last year.
While the global smartphone market's growth rate is tapering off, Samsung still derives the majority of its annual profits from Galaxy phones.
Read more

Google planning to kill passwords

Web giant Google is researching to build a more secure hardware device which in future can be used to login to a computer or an online account, thus eliminating the need for a password.
Designed in the shape of rings which can be worn on fingers, these hardware devices will aid in logging in to a computer or online account.
The search engine first revealed its plans to put an end to passwords in an academic paper published online in January.
The effort focused on having people plug a small USB key that provides their credentials into a computer.
The possibility of using special jewellery in a similar manner was mentioned in that paper.
According to Google's principal engineer, who specialises in security, Mayank Upadhyay at the RSA security conference in San Francisco last week, "Using personal hardware to log in would remove the dangers of people reusing passwords or writing them down."
Read more


Football Kicks For Android Smartphone

Over 7 million downloads!
Football Kicks is all about mastering your free kicks, earning your kit and locations through blood, sweat and tears on the pitch.
Football Kicks features six game modes: Beat the Wall, Beat the Clock, Win the Euros, Beat the Goalie, Cross the Ball and the feared Sudden Death mode. You earn FK coins through playing, which will enable you to purchase yourself a customized kit, unlock extra stadiums and even get a new swanky haircut. The game is free to play with hours of gameplay packed in.
Personalise your player to look like your footballing hero or who-ever you like.
Console game level visuals with 3D motion captured players and a choice of 3D stadiums.
Just swipe the screen to control the path of your shot. Practice makes perfect!

Real Football 2013 For Android Smartphone

The newest edition of the free soccer simulation is back to score another win for the franchise with a whole new set of moves.
Take part in the most immersive free soccer simulation and show that you are the best on the pitch. Reinforce your team of champions by developing your club’s facilities, hiring new staff members, dealing with sponsors and more.
Join world soccer champions like our cover athlete, Falcao, on the pitch. YOU ARE SOCCER, YOU ARE REAL SOCCER!
Take control of your team on the field during league games or cup games. Starting with a rookie team, you’ll need to improve your players’ abilities to reach the top league and compete against the best teams in the world for the championship and the cup.
For the first time in Real Soccer games, see names and portraits of over 3,000 top Euro and international champions thanks to the official FIFPro licence. Updates for the application will keep your game up to date with the most recent player transfers and roster changes.


Real Football 2012 For Android Smartphone

Real Football is back for the new season, bringing football on mobile to a new era! Join the community of fans as you create and share content with the Custom Kit Editor. Experience the ultimate football game on smartphone thanks to many major improvements and the addition of the most complete and enjoyable community-oriented features.
Love football. Share football. Join the community.
Ever wish you could control the outcome of a game you watched on TV? Now you can, thanks to Hypergame technology! With just the press of a button, you can recreate any match-up from the in-game news feed and play!
Create your own custom team jerseys, shorts and more using a detailed editor, then share it with the rest of the community, or look for cool designs made by other players and use them yourself.

Sachin: The Story of the World's Greatest Batsman EBook For Smartphones,Tablets

At seventeen, Sachin Tendulkar became the second youngest man to make a hundred in international cricket; ever since, there has been no looking back. Today, Sachin is widely regarded as the world’s finest batsman, with over 33,000 international runs—the highest aggregate by far for any cricketer—and an incredible 100 international centuries to his credit. In this biography of India’s greatest sportsperson ever, Gulu Ezekiel pens a compelling account of Sachin the man and his passion for cricket. He tracks Sachin from his childhood when he first caught the bug of cricket, and follows him on his meteoric rise to international stardom. With unfailing attention to detail, he reconstructs the crucial matches and events that have marked Sachin’s career and reveals the magic of the cricketer whom Wisden Cricket Monthly once dubbed ‘bigger than Jesus’


The Hobbit EBook For Smartphones,Tablets

Read the definitive edition of Bilbo Baggins’ adventures in middle-earth in this classic bestseller behind this year’s biggest movie.
The Hobbit is a tale of high adventure, undertaken by a company of dwarves in search of dragon-guarded gold. A reluctant partner in this perilous quest is Bilbo Baggins, a comfort-loving unambitious hobbit, who surprises even himself by his resourcefulness and skill as a burglar.
Encounters with trolls, goblins, dwarves, elves and giant spiders, conversations with the dragon, Smaug, and a rather unwilling presence at the Battle of Five Armies are just some of the adventures that befall Bilbo.
Bilbo Baggins has taken his place among the ranks of the immortals of children’s fiction. Written by Professor Tolkien for his own children, The Hobbit met with instant critical acclaim when published.
Buy Now

I Too Had a Love Story EBook For Smartphones,Tablets

Do love stories ever die?. . . How would you react when a beautiful person comes into your life, and then goes away from you . . . forever? Not all love stories are meant to have a perfect ending. I Too Had a Love Story is one such saga. It is the tender and heartfelt tale of Ravin and Khushi—two people who found each other on a matrimonial site and fell in love . . . until life put their love to the ultimate test. Romantic, emotional and sincere, this heartbreaking true life story has already touched a million hearts. This bestselling novel is a must-read for anyone who believes in the magic of love . . .


The Oath of the Vayuputras EBook For Smartphones,Tablets

EVIL HAS RISEN. ONLY A GOD CAN STOP iT. Shiva is gathering his forces, he reaches the Naga capital, Panchavati, and Evil is finally revealed. The Neelkanth prepares for a holy war against his true enemy, a man whose name instils dread in the fiercest of warriors. India convulses under the onslaught of a series of brutal battles. it's a war for the very soul of the nation. many will die. But Shiva must not fail, no matter what the cost in his desperation, he reaches out to the ones who have never offered any help to him: the Vayuputras. Will he succeed? And what will be the real cost of battling Evil? To india? And to Shiva's soul? Discover the answer to these mysteries in this concluding part of the bestselling Shiva Trilogy
Buy Now

Fifty Shades Freed EBook For Smartphones,Tablets

Romantic, liberating and totally addictive, the Fifty Shades trilogy will obsess you, possess you and stay with you for ever.
When Ana Steele first encountered the driven, damaged entrepreneur Christian Grey, it sparked a sensual affair that changed both their lives irrevocably.
Ana always knew that loving her Fifty Shades would not be easy, and being together poses challenges neither of them had anticipated. Ana must learn to share Grey's opulent lifestyle without sacrificing her own integrity or independence; and Grey must overcome his compulsion to control and lay to rest the horrors that still haunt him.


Google doodle pays tribute to Douglas Adams on 61st birthday

Google today is celebrating noted author and humorist Douglas Adams' legacy and life with an international Google doodle.
Adams started his career in radio broadcasting at one of the BBC Radio stations. His work for the UK radio industry earned him a place in the hall of fame of the UK Radio Academy.
The Google doodle showcases one of Adams most well-known works "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Universe" - a comic science fiction series with its movie adaptation in 2005.

Stream media from your Galaxy S3 to a Samsung Smart TV

Maybe it's not as streamlined as Apple's AirPlay, but Samsung's AllShare system is an often-overlooked feature that lets you wirelessly beam content like music, videos, and photos among your devices at a moment's notice.
So, you find a video you shot on your phone, tap a few buttons, and voila -- there it is on your TV screen.
Though AllShare lets you share media among your phone, TV, computer, and tablet, its most practical use can be harnessed by those who own both a Galaxy smartphone (like an S2 or S3), and a Samsung Smart TV. AllShare is built into both of these devices, making it easy to beam content without buying any extra hardware or downloading any apps.
If you're one of these people, the whole setup only takes about 10 minutes and will have you sharing family photos on the big screen in no time.
Step 1: Set up AllShare on your phone
First, make sure your phone and TV are connected to the same Wi-Fi network. It's always necessary to do this, during setup and while streaming.
Also head to Settings > More settings > Nearby devices, and check "File sharing."
Finally, launch the AllShare Play app on your phone, which can be found pre-installed in your app drawer. You'll be asked to either create an account, or sign in. If you created an account when you first set up your Samsung Smart TV, use that. Otherwise, create a new username and password.
Read more


How to extract Preview's signatures for use in other applications

The Preview application in OS X has an excellent option for capturing handwritten signatures and inserting them into PDF documents. This is great for signing forms, letters, and other items that require a signature. The process for doing so simply involves capturing a written signature with a Web cam, after which you can append them to any PDF document open in Preview.
Signatures that you associate with Preview in this manner are stored in an encrypted form, which is great for security but also means that Preview is the only program that can access them. Even though an inserted signature is resizable and can be moved around in the given PDF document, you cannot copy it or a selection that contains it from Preview to another program.
Read more

How to clean printers in OS X

Without regular use, you'll find that sooner or later you will need to run your printer through a cleaning routine to get rid of smears, stripes, or other artifacts that can sometimes greatly affect the quality of your print jobs. Most printers contain some sort of head-cleaning routine that can help you do this, and while invoking these options can often be done via onboard printer controls, the ability to do so in OS X has been somewhat diminished.
While in the past some printer manufacturers issued drivers and utilities that contained controls for running cleaning routines, many now rely on Apple's CUPS and Gutenprint drivers for support in OS X, which largely do not contain options for invoking cleaning tools.
Even though it is not available in Apple's standard interfaces for printer management, if you would like to clean your printer then you may be able to do so using an alternative interface.

Apple's print system is the Common Unix Printing System (CUPS), which started as a project to bring a unified printing structure to Unix-based systems. Part of this project is a Web-based configuration interface that offers detailed configuration options for managing all aspects of the CUPS service, with one option being the ability to send a printer the command for cleaning its print heads.


How to run Windows 8 apps on the desktop with ModernMix

Windows 8 apps are meant to be run from the Windows 8 Start screen and in full-screen mode. You can snap them to the side of the Start screen, but they're still limited to the Start screen. If you're simultaneously using desktop programs and apps, you'll have to toggle between your desktop and Start screen to use them. This inefficient back and forth can be alleviated with the use of a program called ModernMix. ModernMix, just released by StarDock as a public beta, aims to give Windows 8 users the flexibility to run Windows 8 apps right on the desktop.
To get ModernMix, go to StarDock's Web site and request the download link by e-mail. Once you've downloaded and installed ModernMix, you'll see the configuration window. To launch Windows 8 apps as windowed apps on the desktop, choose the right-most option. You can also choose the middle option, which launches the app in a maximized window on the desktop.

Asus MeMo Pad tablet launched at Rs 9,999

Asus has announced its entry into the budget tablet market in India with the launch of the Asus MeMO Pad. The 7-inch tablet is priced at Rs 9,999. The MeMO Pad's screen has a resolution of 1024x600 pixels at 169 pixels per inch. It runs on Google's Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and comes with 1GB of RAM and 8GB internal memory. The tablet is powered by a 1GHz VIA WM8950 CPU and a Mali-400 GPU. The storage is expandable up to 32GB via a microSD card.
Read More

Slate 7: HP's 7-inch budget Android tablet announced at $169

Hewlett-Packard is making a tablet computer that uses Google's Android operating system, steering clear of Microsoft's latest tablet-oriented version of Windows, the company said on Sunday. The HP Slate 7 will have a 7-inch screen, making it similar in size to the Amazon Kindle Fire. It will cost $169 when it goes on sale in April in the US. Alberto Torres, who signed on as head of HP's mobile devices division five months ago said the Slate 7 will use a relatively "vanilla" version of Android. The company is avoiding the interface modifications Asian manufacturers apply and the deeper changes imposed by Amazon and Barnes & Noble for their tablets. At $169 the device is aggressively priced, costing half of what Apple charges for an iPad mini.
Read More


Sony launches Xperia Z, ZL smartphones, announces Xperia Tablet Z

Sony has launched the much-awaited Sony Xperia Z and Xperia ZL in India on Wednesday. Besides, the company has also announced the launch of the Xperia Tablet Z in India.
The Xperia Z and Xperia ZL are priced at Rs 38,990 and Rs 36,990, respectively. Both phones will go on sale in India from March 12.
The Sony Xperia Z has a 5-inch full HD 1080p Reality Display, and is powered by a Snapdragon S4 Pro quad-core processor.
Despite its slim 7.9 mm body, Xperia Z is said to be durable with tempered glass and anti-shatter film on the front and back.
According to Sony, the Xperia Z also includes Battery Stamina Mode that is said to improve the standby time by four times or more by automatically shutting down battery-draining apps whenever the screen is off and starting them up again when the screen is back on.
Both phones are water and dust resistant.

Facebook will reportedly launch content-specific news feeds

Facebook will reportedly unveil on Thursday new ways for people to filter their news feeds.
The changes will include a photos feed of users' Facebook and Instagram images, as well as a music feed that will allow people to share what they are listening to, sources tell Tech Crunch. Bigger images are also expected in the Web and mobile versions.
The revamped news feed design will allow users to choose among different content-specific feeds, these sources said. A revamped music feed will include information about what tunes friends are listening to on streaming services such as Spotify and Rdio, as well as offer concert schedules and information about new albums.
The changes are also said to include larger images and link posts, especially for ads. Tech Crunch says ads "will become more vivid and noticeable," which presumably is part of the company's efforts to wring more revenue from the Web as people increasingly access the network on mobile devices.
CNET has contacted Facebook for comment and will update this report when we learn more.
The social network sent out invitations late last week that invited the media to "come see a new look for News Feed." The invitations were sent the same day that a new look for Timeline was spotted in New Zealand, a country where Facebook typically tests new features. The layout sported a single-column for all the posts and updates on the user's Timeline, instead of two columns.
Read More


Google Begins Mapping Japan's Nuclear Exclusion Zone

Two years after Japan's worst nuclear disaster displaced 21,000 residents of Namie, much of the town remains the same.
Just miles from the Fukushima nuclear plant, roofs that collapsed from the magnitude 9.0 earthquake still litter roads. Newspapers from March 12, 2011 - the day after disaster struck – are stacked high at the paper's office. There are shells of homes, but no sign of life inside.
The desolation has largely been hidden from public view, behind checkpoints set up to cordon off the government mandated nuclear exclusion zone. But Google is hoping to bring the displaced residents back home – at least virtually – using its street view technology.
The tech giant began today the process of digitally mapping neighborhoods closest to the nuclear plant, dispatching its street view car to Namie for the first time. With a specialized camera mounted atop its vehicle, Google drove through the empty town, steering around collapsed homes and cracked roads to capture a 360 view of the damage.
ABC News accompanied Google in its mapping route today. No special clothing is worn, but the crew was out of zone within three hours.
Read More

Samsung-Google friction is the reason behind Tizen push

There is a general feeling among the Android cognoscenti that Samsung is bad for Google. Most Android fans know that Samsung no longer markets its phones as Android. They either say Android-based or just say TouchWiz or Nature UX. This, despite the fact that Samsung sells the most Android smartphones in the world.

There’s of course nothing wrong with what Samsung is doing, lest this be mistaken for a complaint. As long as Samsung complies with the General Public License (GPL) terms and conditions, they are free to market their phones however they want. But its dominance of the market could have scared Google. Samsung sells about 40 percent of all devices that use Android as the OS and Google is reportedly worried that the Korean company’s Galaxy line of smartphones could grow larger than Android itself.

Google’s Motorola acquisition is seen as an answer to protect itself from such a situation becoming a reality. Google now has the manufacturing units that were previously owned by Motorola and can combine it with the software knowhow to release their own line of smartphones instead of the annual Nexus refresh. If, and this is a big if, the Mountain View company also manages to price these like it does the Nexus phones, then Samsung could have a real fight on its hands. As things stand, there is a slight tension in the air between the two companies, but things could get more intense.
Read More


Free Books & Stories - Wattpad Android Smartphone Application

• Pick from over 10 million FREE books & stories: the best of sci-fi, fantasy, mystery, romance, fan fiction, thrillers, and so much more!
• Connect with your favorite writers, including Margaret Atwood, Paulo Coelho, and thousands of aspiring writers from across the globe.
• Get book and story updates directly from authors
• Read offline and customize your reading settings to personalize your experience
• Synchronize your Wattpad library between your phone, tablet and wattpad.com
• Write stories and publish them for others to read

Google Play Books Android Smartphone Application

Choose from millions of titles on Google Play including new releases, New York Times best sellers, up-and-coming authors, and free books. Easily personalize your reading experience, pick up where you left off on your phone, tablet, or computer, and get reading today!


Yahoo preparing to shut down 7 services

It looks like the work-at-home program isn’t the only program Yahoo is shutting down. Yahoo is also planning on shutting down 7 other products that aren’t bringing in the kind of success Yahoo needs right now. Along with these products, Yahoo also plans on reducing their number of mobile apps from 60-75 to a measly 12-15 apps. Jay Rossiter, Yahoo’s executive VP of Platforms, stated, “The most critical question we ask is whether the experience is truly a daily habit that still resonates for all of you today.”
The 7 products that are set to be discontinued include: Yahoo App Search, Yahoo Sports IQ, Yahoo Clues, Yahoo Message Boards, Yahoo Updates API, Yahoo Avatars, and the Yahoo app for Blackberry. The Blackberry app will continue to be listed in the Blackberry App World until April 1st. Then it will no longer be available for download, and it will no longer receive any support from Yahoo.
Yahoo’s Avatar might be the biggest hit to Yahoo users. Many Yahoo users create their own cartoon-like avatars to use for instant messaging, and for e-mailing. If you check the Yahoo Answers boards, a majority of user icons are their custom avatar icons, which makes me wonder why a service like that isn’t successful. Yahoo says that users who still want to keep their avatars must download their avatar image and manually re-upload it as their profile picture.

Price of cheaper iPhone revealed

iPhone's cheaper version has not even been officially confirmed yet, but the price of the supposed smartphone is allegedly out.
There are a number of rumours floating, but according to one report in Japanese blog Macotakara, Apple is trying to keep its price tag at $330.
The blog says the company would be using polycarbonate, instead of glass and aluminium in the body casing. The material will be similar to the one used in Apple's entry-level Macbook that has now been discontinued.
This material is glossy, will make the rumoured cheaper iPhone thicker and also sturdier than iPhone 5.
There was also word on iPhone 5S, the follow-up to the company's current flagship smartphone. This device will reportedly sport dual-LED flash, wherein one will be placed on top of the other. The blog also said that Apple has pushed the development of the iPhone with 4.5-inch touchscreen to 2014.
Previously, it was reported that Apple is working on an iPhone 5 successor that will have new features like snappier processor, fingerprint sensor, 13MP camera and more powerful LED flash. Allegedly leaked photos of the device under various stages of development have also surfaced online.
Read More


Google pays tribute to 'Mama Africa' Miriam Makeba with doodle

Miriam Makeba, the South African chanteuse renowned for her collaborations with Calypso king Harry Belafonte and folk legend Paul Simon on his the tours of seminal world music album Graceland in 1987, received tribute from Google in the form of a doodle on her 81st birthday.
Born in Johannesburg on March 4, 1932, Makeba gained initial fame in 1959 during a tour of the United States with South African group the Manhattan Brothers.
Makeba's was a strong voice against her home country's racist apartheid government. She ran afoul of the government in 1960 after she participated in Come Back, Africa, an anti-apartheid documentary, a year earlier.

BlackBerry 10 gets first update: Battery life and low-light camera fixes, more

BlackBerry has pushed out the first update for the BlackBerry Z10, promising improvements in battery life, multimedia and third-party app performance, and enterprise features around calendars and contacts. The new firmware, a 150MB download, is being released as an OTA update, and according to BlackBerry has been pieced together primarily in response to consumer feedback from the first month of reports.
One of the most important changes will be to battery life, with BlackBerry saying that it has wrapped up more than 60 optimizations to try to address complaints. Poor runtimes from the Z10 were one of our key complaints when we reviewed the smartphone, with it often failing to make it through a full day. “Heavy users especially should see a longer average usage per charge cycle” BlackBerry claims, though gives no specifics as to what has changed.
Elsewhere, there should be improved low-light performance from the camera, another point of contention among early-adopters, who felt the Z10′s shots were simply too dark. The way BlackBerry 10 deals with call logging and conversations has also been tweaked, and there’s a fix for using Google Calendars on the platform. Pulling in contacts from online databases is also smoothed.
Video playback in the browser has been refined, and BlackBerry has also fettled the third-party app environment. That should be “fast and smooth” now, the company says, pointing out that a new influx of titles – such as WhatsApp – is expected in March.
Read More


Kaspersky Lab identifies malware MiniDuke

Kaspersky Lab's team of experts recently published a new research report that analyzed a series of security incidents involving the use of the recently discovered PDF exploit in Adobe Reader (CVE-2013-6040) and a new, highly customized malicious programme known as MiniDuke. The MiniDuke backdoor was used to attack multiple government entities and institutions worldwide during the past week, said the lab's press release. Kaspersky Lab's experts, in partnership with CrySys Lab, analyzed the attacks in detail and published their findings.

MiniDuke's highly customized backdoor was written in assembler and is very small in size, being only 20kb. "The combination of experienced old school malware writers using newly discovered exploits and clever social engineering to compromise high profile targets is extremely dangerous," said the statement issued by the lab.

It said that the MiniDuke attackers are still active at this time and have created malware as recently as February 20. To compromise victims, the attackers used extremely effective social engineering techniques, which involved sending malicious PDF documents to their targets.
Read More

Now, buy books from Google

Google on Thursday started selling books through its Android Play store in India. Google's decision to start selling content in India through the Play store comes nearly three months after Apple, which competes with Google in the smartphone and tablet market, introduced iTunes content store.
However, unlike iTunes store that sells music and films - but not books - in India, Google is selling only books for now. But sources say the company realizes India is an important smartphone and tablet market and going forward it is likely to add more content to the Play store.
"Just under one year ago, we introduced Google Play. Today we're adding books to Google Play for people in India. Books on Google Play now offers thousands of Indian titles, from new releases to classics," a Google official wrote on the company's blog.
Read More