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iGate appoints ex-Infosys exec Ashok Vemuri as CEO

Ashok Vemuri, the head of Infosys' North American operations and a member of its board, has defected from India's second-largest software company to join iGate as its new chief executive officer.
The departure of Vemuri, who was regarded as a potential future CEO of Infosys, is another blow to a company which has been struggling for management stability. For iGate, it brings to an end its months-long search for a leader after the US-based company fired Phaneesh Murthy as CEO in May for not disclosing a sexual relationship with a colleague.
InfosysBSE -0.52 % announced Vemuri's resignation on Wednesday. Vemuri's acceptance of the offer from iGate was confirmed to ET by two people. In June, this newspaper reported that Vemuri was among those in discussions with Russell Reynolds Associates, the headhunting firm with the mandate to help iGate find a new CEO.
NR Narayana Murthy, who made a comeback to the under-performing Infosys as its chairman in June with his son Rohan as his executive assistant, described Vemuri, 45, as an "important player" in the growth of the company. Vemuri, who has been with Infosys for a decade and a half, did not consult him before taking a decision to resign, Murthy said in an email.

US-made Moto X‘s labour cost less than Galaxy S4

Motorola's new Moto X phone doesn't cost more to make simply because it's assembled in Texas, research firm IHS.
The Moto X is the first smartphone to carry the "Made in the USA" designation. Labor costs are higher in the US compared with Asian factories, where phones are typically made. But IHS said the Moto X is about 5 percent cheaper to make than Samsung Electronic's flagship Galaxy S4phone. The firm said the Moto X's overall production cost is just 9 percent more than that of Apple's iPhone 5.

The findings come as little surprise, as the labor cost of a phone is just a small part of its production cost. IHS estimates that labor and other assembly costs Motorola $12 per phone for the Moto X, bringing the production cost to $226. That compares with $207 for the iPhone 5 and $237 for the Galaxy S4. IHS said Motorola is able to keep the cost of parts low by using standard components that don't break much new ground.
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Nokia Asha 502 and 503 specs ‘appear‘ online

Internet is abuzz with details of Nokia's next in line Asha series phones. The details come courtesy eveleaks and a blog titled 'This is Nokia'. According to eveleaks, which has a fair record of leaking gadget information,Nokia Asha 503, codenamed Lanai, will be similar to Asha 501 in appearance.
However, Nokia Asha 503 will have have its entire front covered by a curved glass. The phone is expected to come in a dual-SIM version and spot 5MP rear camera with a LED flash.
Eveleaks has not revealed much details about Asha 502, codenamed Pegasus.

However, another blog titled 'This is Nokia' has also leaked specs of the two phones.
According to the blog, which quotes an anonymous tipster, Nokia Asha 502 will have a Polycarbonate body with scratch resistant display. The RAM is expected to vary between 128-512MB. Camera is reported to be 5MP.
On Asha 503, the blog says that the phone will have polycarbonate body design (similar to eveleaks). It is reported to be powered by a by a 1-1.5GHz processor.
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Soon, make 3D video calls through Skype

Instant messaging and video-calling service Skype is reportedly working on the prospects of 3D video calling and the current limitations with the 3D technologies stopped the company from launching the feature.
Microsoft's corporate vice-president for Skype, Mark Gillett said that the lab experimentation has been done to analyse the capability of 3D screens and 3D capture.

Gillett said that there has been a lot of progress in screens and people have started to buy televisions and computer monitors capable of delivering 3D image, but there is a lack of 3D capture devices and the company has been working on just that, BBC reports.
According to the report, the vice-president said that Skype is working with the technology where multiple cameras need to be attached to the computer, precisely calibrate them and point them at the right angle and are now aiming at using that technology to make it work in practical with supporting devices.
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Samsung to launch Galaxy Tab 3 Kids

Samsung has announced Samsung GALAXY Tab 3 Kids, a tabletspecifically designed for children. Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Kids will come preloaded with educational and fun apps for kids and an all new Kid's Store.

The tablet has a 7-inch screen with 1024x600 pixel resolution and runs on a 1.2GHz dual-core processor. It has GB RAM, 8GB of internal storage expandable up to 32 GB. The tablet has a dual camera, 3.2 MP at the back and a 1.3MP camera in the front. Tab 3 Kids runs on Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) and has a 4,000mAh.
Galaxy Tab 3 Kids includes a Time Management feature that will allow parents to set specific time period for use, once the set period is up, a password protected lock screen will appear, requiring a parent or an adult to enter the password to unlock the device. This tool is aimed at restricting the time children spend on the device.
The tablet also packs a kids case featuring a child-friendly grip and multiple stand options. The case also comes equipped with an easy-to-grip C Pen.
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Scientist controls another man's brain via internet

Scientists, including one of Indian-origin, have conducted the world's first non-invasive human-to-human brain interface in which one person was able to control the motions of another person via internet.
Using electrical brain recordings and a form of magnetic stimulation, Rajesh Rao, a University of Washington professor, sent a brain signal to his colleague Andrea Stocco, causing Stocco's finger to move on a keyboard.
While researchers at Duke University have demonstrated brain-to-brain communication between two rats, and Harvard researchers have demonstrated it between a human and a rat, Rao and Stocco believe this is the first demonstration of human-to-human brain interfacing.
"The Internet was a way to connect computers, and now it can be a way to connect brains. We want to take the knowledge of a brain and transmit it directly from brain to brain," Stocco, a research assistant professor in psychology at the UW's Institute for Learning & Brain Sciences, said.


Micromax, Karbonn beat Samsung, Apple in India: IDC

The rising demand for affordable smartphones in the major emerging markets of India and China has helped local mobile manufacturers surpass shipments by established global brands like Samsung and Apple in April-June quarter this year, research firm IDC says.
According to IDC data in the Asia/Pacific excluding Japan region, homegrown vendors shipped 46 million units, while Samsung and apple combined shipped 35 million units in second quarter this year.
Other global brands like HTC, BlackBerry, Nokia, Sony, LG and Motorala shipped a combined 10 million units, whereas, the internal vendors from China like Huawei, ZTE and Lenovo shipped a total of 27 million units in April-June 2013.
IDC identified Micromax, Karbonn, Lava, Maxx and Intex as the rising players in the emerging smartphone market in India and brands like Coolpad, K-Touch, Xiaomi, Gionee and Oppo in China.
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Micromax Canvas Doodle 2 Vs Canvas 4

Micromax Canvas Doodle 2 A240
Introducing the new Canvas Doodle 2 by Micromax. Doodle 2 runs on a 1.2 GHz Quad Core processor which gives it superior speed. The devices carries 12 GB of internal memory for huge storage and a 1 GB RAM for better and smoother functionality. It features Android v4.2 Jelly Bean OS. This ensures smoother, faster & more responsive touch, intelligent notification bar, smooth animations, simple navigation, re-sizable widgets & apps and re-defined UI.

Sporting a Smooth and Simple design, Micromax Canvas 4 promises to blow your mind with the looks. Claiming to be the best Smartphone ever launched by Micromax, Canvas 4 carries some unique features. The list of the unique features starts with the “Blow Air Or Shake to unlock” the screen feature. The handset comes with corning glass and curve touch panel. This ensures Minimal Contact Damage, Attractive appearance, Anti scratch display and Curve TP helps provides better holding.

Micromax Canvas 4 sports a 5-inch 16:9 HD IPS LCD display that makes it a perfect phablet. Other display features include High Definition, high brightness & high contrast, Free view angle, no color shift, no gray inversion, Fast response time, clear movie image and Vivid color presentation. The high sensitive touch panel ensures better sensitivity, smooth operating experience, responses to wet/sweaty fingers as well and can operate with gloves.

Powered by a superfast 1.2GHz Quad Core processor, Micromax Canvas 4 with cortex A7 quad core chipset will be the best option for customers who indulge in multitasking. With blazing download speed of 42Mbps, Canvas 4 is sure one of the fastest phablets available in the market right now.

Full Comparision Canvas Doodle 2 A240 vs Canvas 4

Technical Specifications of Micromax Canvas 4 A210

In Sales PackageHandset, Charger, Handsfree, USB Cable, Flip Cover, Battery, Warranty Card
Business FeaturesEmail, Oragniser
Call FeaturesLoudspeaker, Call divert, Call waiting
Handset ColorSubject to availability
CPUQuad Core
OS VersionAndroid OS, Jellybean 4.2.1
Operating Freq1.2 GHz
Processor1.2 GHz Quad Core
SensorsLight Sensor, Proximity Sensor, G-Sensor
TypeIPS HD Touch Screen
Size12.7 CM
TypeMega Pixels
MegaPixelRear - 13 MP/ Front - 5 MP
HD RecordingYes
Other Camera FeaturesContinuous (Burst) mode, Smile detection, Photosolid, High Dynamic Range Synthesis, 4 direction Panorama, Effects Library, Geo-tagging, Touch focus 1920*1088 (Full HD), 3 GP
A2DP BluetoothYes
2G NetworkYes
3G NetworkYes
GPS SupportYes
USB connectivityYes
Internal10 GB
Expandable MemoryUp to 32 GB
FM RadioYes
Music PlayerYes
Video PlayerYes
Video RecordingYes
Audio RecordingYes
Size158 g
Weight144.5 x 73 x 8.9 mm
Type2000 mAh
Talk TimeUp to 8 hours
Standby TimeUp to 220 hours
Alert typesVibration, Ringtones
3.5mm jackYes
Call MemoryYes
SMS MemoryYes
Phone Book MemoryYes
MessagingSMS, MMS, Email, IM
Important AppsHook Up, kingsoft Office Suite, M! Live, M! Zone +, M! Security, Spuul, Hike, Foneclay, Music Hub, Opera, GMS Game Hub, NFS, Fruit Devil, Dark man

Technical Specifications of Micromax Canvas Doodle 2 A240

Touch ScreenYes, Capacitive
Business FeaturesDocument Viewer, Document Editor, Kingsoft Office Suite, Excel, Power Point, Micro Soft Word, PDF, Evernote, Email Accounts
Call FeaturesLoudspeaker
Operating FreqGSM - 900, 1800; UMTS - 2100
OSAndroid v4.2 (Jelly Bean)
Processor1.2 GHz Quad Core
Size5.7 Inches
ResolutionHD, 1280 x 720 Pixels
Other Display FeaturesIPS Display
Primary Camera12 Megapixel
Secondary Camera5 Megapixel
FlashDual LED
Other Camera FeaturesMulti Zoom, Wide Screen Video, Multiple Picture Settings
TypeLi-Ion, 2600 mAh
Talk Time8 hrs (2G)
Internal12 GB
Call MemoryYes
SMS MemoryYes
Phone Book MemoryYes
Additional FeaturesMulti-tasking, Video Pinning, Game Hub, Mobile Tracker, S-pen, Smart Pause, Skitch, Blow Air or Shake to Unlock, Aluminium Battery Cover, Video Streaming
Important AppsPreloaded Apps, M! Doodle, M! Live, M! Security, M! Zone, Hike, Spuul, Foneclay, Facebook
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Micromax Canvas Doodle 2 A240 Listed at Online Store for Rs.19,990

Micromax is yet to announce the Canvas Doodle 2 smartphone for the Indian market but the smartphone has been listed on several online retail websites, hinting the imminent launch of the handset.
The smartphone is spotted online just a day after Micromax teased it on its official Facebook page.
The device first spotted by AndroidOS made its appearance on Snapdeal with a price tag of ₹19,900. The specifications listed on the website connect well with the previous leaks about the handset. However, it is not sure whether Micromax will launch its Canvas Doodle 2 smartphone for the price revealed on e-retails.
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Micromax Canvas Doodle 2 vs Samsung Mega 5.8 comparison Review

After targeting Samsung’s Note-series with its Canvas, Canvas 2 and Canvas HD smartphones, Micromax is now aiming at Samsung’s Mega-series by releasing Canvas Doodle 2 (A240).

 Unlike the flagship Note series, the Mega devices are targeted at the mid-range segment, as an evolution of the Galaxy Grand, Samsung's large screen offering. The Mega 5.8 brings with it the same design seen earlier on the Galaxy S III, Galaxy S4, the Note II and even on some mid-range offerings like the Galaxy Grand. The Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8 comes with a 5.8-inch TFT screen with qHD (540x960 pixels) resolution with pixel density of 190PPI. The smartphone runs on a 1.4GHz Cortex A9 Dual Core Processor, the likes of which were used in the previous-gen Galaxy S3. The Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8 runs Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean and has 1.5 GB RAM, 2600 mAh battery, 64 GB expandable storage slot, and 8 GB internal memory etc. Currently, it is available for around Rs 23,500.
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Micromax Canvas Doodle 2 A240 Full phone specifications Review

Indigenous smartphone manufacturer Micromax has launched its biggest-ever and most expensive smartphone in India. The new phone, named Canvas Doodle 2, has a 5.7-inch screen; the upcoming SamsungGalaxy Note III is also said to have a 5.7-inch display.Available on online retailer Snapdeal, the new Micromax phone has been priced at Rs 19,990, making it the most expensive handset by the company. The listing says the phone will be dispatched in five days.The new Canvas Doodle 2 has previously been teased by Micromax via its Facebook page with the tagline "Can your imagination get bigger?" The phone is not listed on the company's website as of now.Micromax Canvas Doodle 2 has screen resolution of 1280x720p, same as that of Canvas HD and Canvas 4. It is powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core processor, backed by 1GB RAM and comes with 12GB internal storage. This dual-sim smartphone will run on Android4.2 (Jelly Bean) and come with Micromax's 'Blow to Unlock' feature.

The manufacturer has used a 12MP camera with dual-LED flash on the back and a 5MP shooter in front. The listing on Snapdeal mentions connectivity options like 2G, 3G and Wi-Fi. The 2,600mAh battery of the phone has been rated at 8 hours of talk time on 2G network.

Micromax has said it will launch a total of 30 smartphones this year and has tasted success with handsets likes Canvas HD and Canvas 4.
Technical Specifications of Micromax Canvas Doodle 2 A240

SIM Type Dual SIM, GSM + GSM
Touch Screen Yes, Capacitive
Business Features Document Viewer, Document Editor, Kingsoft Office Suite, Excel, Power Point, Micro Soft Word, PDF, Evernote, Email Accounts
Call Features Loudspeaker
Operating Freq GSM - 900, 1800; UMTS - 2100
OS Android v4.2 (Jelly Bean)
Processor 1.2 GHz Quad Core
Size 5.7 Inches
Resolution HD, 1280 x 720 Pixels
Other Display Features IPS Display
Primary Camera 12 Megapixel
Secondary Camera 5 Megapixel
Flash Dual LED
Other Camera Features Multi Zoom, Wide Screen Video, Multiple Picture Settings
Type Li-Ion, 2600 mAh
Talk Time 8 hrs (2G)
Internal 12 GB
Call Memory Yes
SMS Memory Yes
Phone Book Memory Yes
Additional Features Multi-tasking, Video Pinning, Game Hub, Mobile Tracker, S-pen, Smart Pause, Skitch, Blow Air or Shake to Unlock, Aluminium Battery Cover, Video Streaming
Important Apps Preloaded Apps, M! Doodle, M! Live, M! Security, M! Zone, Hike, Spuul, Foneclay, Facebook
Price : 19990         BUY NOW

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This Week On The TC Europe Podcast: The Ask.fm Debacle, Jolla And Bitcoin Sales Tax In Germany

Europe, here we come! We’ve got another podcast for you, and this one is for our lovely European readers. This is the TechCrunch Europe Podcast, wherein we European writers discuss tech news, as well as what’s happening in our startup scene.
This week, join Natasha Lomas, Steve O’Hear, and Romain Dillet (plus honorary Euro John Biggs) to comment on the Jolla phone, the Ask.fm debacle in the U.K. and the looming sales tax on Bitcoin in Germany.
Thanks to Ask.fm, we talk about the tough process of scaling a startup in Europe. We also wonder whether Bitcoin regulatory guidelines are coming soon to Europe. And MeeGo phones are back! Maybe.
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Growth Project Manager Erin Teague Leaves Path For Quora

Erin Teague,  a project manager for growth at Path, is leaving for the same position at Quora, as first reported by AllThingsD’s Liz Gannes.
At Quora, Teague replaces Andrew Johns, whose Twitter handle is amusingly @ibringtraffic. Johns left in July to become an entrepreneur-in-residence at Greylock Partners.

No word yet on who will replace Teague at Path, but they will face interesting challenges. We’ve heard mixed reports on Path’s growth, although the company proudly announced last week that the app is now opened over a billion times a month.
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Micromax Canvas Doodle 2 A240 biggest, most expensive phone launched

Micromax has launched its biggest-ever and most expensive smartphone in India. The new phone, named Canvas Doodle 2, has a 5.7-inch screen; the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note III is also said to have a 5.7-inch display.
Available on online retailer Snapdeal, the new Micromax phone has been priced at Rs 19,990, making it the most expensive handset by the company. The listing says the phone will be dispatched in five days. The new Canvas Doodle 2 has previously been teased by Micromax via its Facebook page with the tagline "Can your imagination get bigger?" The phone is not listed on the company's website as of now.
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Google Glass Isn’t Coming To Best Buy Next Year, And It Won’t Cost $299

Even though Google Glass is out in the wild and on the heads of around 10,000 people, there are still plenty of questions about it. For a long time now, we’ve heard that Glass would retail for $299. And earlier this week, unofficial Glass evangelist Robert Scoble put a bit more oil on the fire when he wrote on Google+ that Best Buy would rent out 6,000 square feet inside each one of its stores to Google to showcase Glass.

All of that sounds great — even though 6,000 square feet sounds like quite a lot — but Google’s Chris Dale, who runs comms for Google Glass, today put those rumors to an end. In a tweet, he noted that Glass isn’t coming to Best Buy in 2014, and that it won’t cost $299. We have verified with Dale that this is, indeed, his tweet and account. It wasn’t hacked.
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Dell Backup Plus 1TB USB 3.0 Portable hard drive Rs. 4200

Brand Dell
Color Black
Capacity 1 TB
Connectivity USB 3.0
Dimensions 123.4 x 81.1 x 14.5 mm
Features USB Powered, Increase Transfer Speeds Easily By Upgrading To Thunderbolt Technology or FireWire 800, Easy Plug and Play Backups, Dedicated Backup Software
Form Factor Portable
Model 4RPHY
OS Supported Windows: XP SP3 (32-bit and 64-bit), Mac OS X v10.6
Part Number 4RPHY
In The Box Hard Drive, USB Cable, User Manual
Weight 224 g
Warranty Summary 2 Years Warranty


Yahoo Acquires Image Recognition Startup IQ Engines To Improve Flickr Photo Organization & Search

Oh, so you thought Yahoo’s acquisition spree was over? Not even close. A Yahoo spokesperson has confirmed that the revitalized web giant has snapped up yet another company — this time it’s a image recognition startup called IQ Engines.

Yahoo has declined to disclose the terms of the deal, but the IQ Engines team confirmed in a statement on their website that they have been tapped to join the Flickr team where they will work on “improving photo organization and search for the community.”

IQ Engines first made a splash back in 2010 when it snapped up $1 million in funding for crafting an API that would allow its customers (think online retailers and app developers) to provide a visual search engine of sorts that could automatically categorize images on the fly. It later appeared at that year’s DEMO Conference, where our own Alexia Tsotsis picked it out as one of the show’s most impressive startups.
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Buffalo MiniStation 2.5 inch 1 TB External Hard Disk Rs. 4549

Brand Buffalo
Model Name MiniStation
Capacity 1 TB
Connectivity USB 3.0
Features Sleek Design Slim and Lightweight, Plug-n-Play
Form Factor Portable
Model MiniStation - HD-PCF1.0U3BB-AP
OS Supported Windows: XP, Vista, 7, Mac OS X 10.4
Part Number HD-PCF1.0U3BB-AP
External Power Required No
In The Box Hard Drive, User Manual, USB Cable
Size 2.5 inch
Transfer Speed USB 1.1: 12 Mb/s, USB 2.0: 480 Mb/s, USB 3.0: 5 Gb/s

HTC Explorer GSM Mobile Phone Rs.5799

The HTC Explorer may well prove to be your perfect companion when it comes to a mobile phone you can count on, no matter where and when you need one. Featuring a 3.15 MP camera with face detection and geo tagging capabilities, this is a very practical camera you have at your disposal. The TFT capacitive touch screen will let you navigate and access all the menus on your phone easily. While the accelerometer enables auto rotation of the phone interface, the proximity sensor will detect when it should switch off the phone. Yet, as Bluetooth and Wi-Fi technologies are also included, you can stay connected no matter where you are.

Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ processors deliver all the best-in-class technology a smartphone or tablet needs, all engineered into a single chip. This lets you capture and playback HD videos, play console quality games and surf the web at blazing fast speeds – while maintaining all day battery life.
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WD My Passport 1 TB External Hard Disk Rs. 4700

Brand WD
Capacity 1 TB
Connectivity USB 3.0
Dimensions 111 x 82 x 19 mm
Form Factor Portable
OS Supported Windows XP and Above, Mac OS v 10.5, 10.6, 10.7
Part Number WDBBEP0010BBK
In The Box HDD, Product Manual, USB Cable
Transfer Speed 5 Gb/s (USB 3.0), 480 Mb/s (USB 2.0)
Weight 194 g
Warranty Summary 3 Years

Nokia Lumia 520 GSM Mobile Phone Rs.9999

The new Nokia Lumia 520 GSM Mobile Phone is sure to make heads turn. Multitasking becomes easier and faster with 1 GHz dual core Qualcomm Snapdragon Processor and high-performance Windows 8 OS. Watch true-to-life images and videos on the 4 inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with 800 x 480p resolution. Capture memorable moments with its 5 MP primary camera with 4x digital zoom and 2592 х 1936p resolution.

The Nokia Windows 8 Black Mobile Phone offers a complete connectivity solution. Supported by GPRS, EDGE, WLAN 802.11 b/g/n, it allows you to connect with your friends and browse the internet at high speed. This 2G and 3G network-compliant device includes features like Bluetooth v3.0, USB v2.0, WAP v2.0, SMS, MMS, Email, Push Email, Instant Messaging, Internet Explorer 10 browser, audio video playback formats, ambient light sensor, internet radio, loudspeaker, A-GPS, accelerometer, proximity sensor, Li-Ion battery.

Big Data: An economic dud?

If pencil marks on some colossal doorjamb could measure the growth of the internet, they would probably be tracking the amount of data sloshing through the public network that spans the planet. Christened by the World Economic Forum as "the new oil" and "a new asset class", these vast loads of data have been likened to transformative innovations like the steam locomotive, electricity grids, steel, air-conditioning and the radio. 
The astounding rate of growth would make any parent proud. There were 30 billion gigabytes of video, e-mails, Web transactions and business-to-business analytics in 2005. The total is expected to reach more than 20 times that figure in 2013, according to Cisco. 
How much data is that? Cisco estimates that in 2012, some two trillion minutes of video alone traversed the internet every month. What is sometimes referred to as the internet's first wave — from the 1990s until around 2005 — brought completely new services like e-mail, the web, online search and eventually broadband. 
For its next act, the industry has pinned its hopes, and its colossal public relations machine, on the power of Big Data itself to supercharge the economy. 

Seagate Backup Plus 1 TB External Hard Disk

Brand Seagate
Model Name Backup Plus Portable
Color Black
Capacity 1 TB
Connectivity USB 3.0
Dimensions 123.4 x 81.1 x 14.5 mm
Features USB Powered, Incresase Transfer Speeds Easily By Upgrading To Thunderbolt Technology or FireWire 800, Easy Plug-and-Play Backups
Form Factor Portable
Model Backup Plus
OS Supported Windows: XP SP3 (32-bit and 64-bit), Mac OS X v10.6
Part Number STBU1000300
In The Box External Portable Hard Drive, USB Cable, Quick Start Guide
Variant 1 TB
Weight 224 g
Warranty Summary 3 Years


LinkedIn eyes school students, lowers age requirement

LinkedIn will soon open up its online professional networking service to high school students as part of an effort to help steer their collegiate careers.

Effective September 12, the new minimum age to create a LinkedIn account will range from 13 years old to 16 years old in most countries where LinkedIn operates.

LinkedIn is lowering its age requirements so high school students can tap into a new feature, called University Pages, designed to help them learn more about colleges around the world and connect undergraduates with alumni. About 200 universities have already set up pages on LinkedIn, and the company said thousands of more schools will be given access to the new feature during the next few weeks.

By lowering its age requirements, LinkedIn will open up new growth opportunities that could help the company widen its usage and bring in more revenue. It doesn't cost money to set up a LinkedIn profile, but the Mountain View, California, company charges fees to gain additional access and insights into its membership. Linked also sells advertising space that becomes more valuable as its audience grows.
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Samsung beats Nokia to emerge No.1 in India: Report

Buoyed by high demand for smartphones, the mobile handset market in India is estimated to have grown by 14.7% in 2012-13 to touch Rs 35,946 crore, according to a Voice&Data Survey.

The market grew from Rs 31,330 crore in FY'12 with Korean electronics maker Samsung dethroning Nokia from the top position this year, the survey said.

The 18th annual survey 'V&D 100' covered over 30 mobile handset companies doing business in India across categories like feature phones, multimedia phones, enterprise phones and smartphones.
The survey attributed Samsung's rise in Indian market to its rich product portfolio catering to customers of all budget categories.
"Samsung handset prices range from Rs 1,500 to Rs 50,000 and come in varied screen sizes. These two factors helped the company grab customer's attention, besides the product quality and new features," it added.
The survey said Samsung ended the year with revenues of Rs 11,328 crore in 2012-13 as compared to Rs 7,891 crore in FY'12, a growth of 43.6%. It also became the market leader with 31.5% market share.
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Dell launches Alienware laptops starting at Rs 1.14 lakh

Dell-owned gaming laptop brand Alienware has introduced its most powerful products yet, the Alienware 14 and Alienware 17. The new laptops feature a new design and Dell claims to have optimized them for the best gaming experience. Alienware 14 has been priced at Rs 1,13,990, while Alienware 17 costs Rs 1,29,990 in the country.

Both laptops feature a new, angular design that takes its cues from jet engines and stealth bombers and have anodized aluminum shell and magnesium alloy body. The latest laptops are exceptionally durable, with over 60% of the main mechanical components made of metals. The keyboard is protected by a reinforced plate, while the travel and responsiveness have been specifically designed with gamers' needs in mind, says Dell.

Alienware 14 features an anti-glare LCD display with wide viewing angles and comes with a premium full HD panel option with IPS. For 3D gaming enthusiasts, the Alienware 17 has an optional 3D panel. The two new products are powered by quad-core 4th generation Intel Core i7 processor, Nvidia GeForce 700 series graphics and come with DDR3L RAM. Alienware 14 supports up to three storage drives, while Alienware 17 can work with up to four storage drives.
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LG Optimus G Pro E988 Rs.38680

Flagship phones are always designed to be very powerful and future proof to a certain level. The LG Optimus line of phones has been in the forefront of the LG arsenal when tackling the competition. The Optimus G Pro is a Candy Bar model with a single SIM slot. The GSM phone is very well suited for power users as well as Android fans.

System and Memory
The Device runs on the latest Android Jelly Bean OS with v4.1.2. This, together with the Optimus 3.0 User Interface, gives you a truly smooth and fluid performance in terms of transitions and general graphics as well. The graphics in the device is supported by the Adreno 320 processor. The phone itself has a 1.7 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 Quad Core processor. This immense processing power lets you shred through tasks with the device, and it experiences almost no lag or difficulty.

The LG Optimus G Pro phone has a RAM of 2 GB, which leaves you ample space to carry out a ton of multitasking capabilities. The Optimus smart phone has an internal memory of 16 GB, of which 10.5 GB is User Memory.

Power Management
The phone comes with a massive 3140 mAh battery that can last you for a very long time before needing a recharge, as compared to most other Android smartphones in its class.

The capacitive screen has a massive size of 5.5 inches with IPS Display and Corning Gorilla Glass 2. It can support 16 M colors to give a truly pleasurable viewing experience.


BlackBerry Q10

Documents To Go and Adobe Reader: Edit Spreadsheets and Documents On the Go
Camera with Time Shift Mode: Create the Perfect Shot by Moving Parts of Your Picture Backwards and Forwards in Time.
BlackBerry Remember: Collect Relevant Photos; Lists; Messages and Web Links; and Group Them All in One Place
BlackBerry Hub: Simply Peek into the BlackBerry Hub From any App with Just a Swipe and Flow Effortlessly In and Out of Your Messages and Conversations
16 GB Internal Memory and 2 GB RAM
Voice Control: Send a BBM Message; Schedule a Meeting or Update Facebook - Using Voice Alone
BlackBerry Balance: BlackBerry Balance Technology Keeps Your Information Secure by Creating Two Profiles; One for Work and Another for Personal Use
BBM Video with Screen Share: Switch Your BBM Chat to a BBM Video Conversation and See the Smiles of Those that Matter to You Most
1.5 GHz Dual Core Processor and 3.1-inch Super AMOLED Display with 330 ppi
Active Frames: Check Your Upcoming Meetings; Read the Latest BBM Updates and More - All From the Home Screen
8 MP Primary Camera with Full HD (1080p) Recording and 2 MP Secondary Camera with HD (720p) Recording
NFC Support: BlackBerry Tag with NFC Technology Makes Exchanging Data Easier than Ever
Super-fast Browsing: Speed Around the Web with Fast-loading Pages and a Browser that Makes Sharing a Breeze
Made for those who do not want to lose pace and keep moving forward, the Blackberry Q10 is a business phone to reckon with. The phone supports a single GSM microSIM and comes with a nifty QWERTY keypad that is makes typing so much easier. The Blackberry Balance allows you to create two profiles for two different purposes, like work and personal, ensuring that your information remains secure and organized.

Sony Xperia Tipo

Brand Sony has done well with its Xperia series and with the Sony Xperia Tipo, Sony has brought out another excellent product. This device comes in a bar form and is run on the smart and futuristic Android V4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) OS. The operating software is backed up by an 800 MHz Qualcomm Scorpion processor and a 512 MB RAM which ensures that the multiple applications available on the phone run in a smooth and efficient manner.

The display of this Sony Xperia is a 3.2-inch TFT Capacitive Touchscreen which provides an HVGA resolution of 320 x 480 pixels. The phone also comes packed with the Timescape user interface which serves to simplify the user’s interactivity with this device. The graphics on the screen are enhanced via the Adreno 200 graphics processing unit which provides a higher degree of display quality.
The Sony Xperia Tipo comes packed with a 3.2 megapixel primary camera which doubles up as a video recorder as well. The camera features useful tools such as a 4x digital zoom, Self Timer and a Send to Web function which enhance the usability of the device. The phone also comes with a Geo-tagging feature which allows the user to add location based data to uploaded pictures or video.

The Sony Xperia Tipo is a stylishly designed phone and features a rectangular look with sleek rounded edges. The phone weighs in at lithe 99.4 g and possesses dimensions of 57 x 103 x 13 mm which makes this device light as well as thin. The Sony Xperia Tipo also contains an accelerometer sensor which serves to rotate the screen depending on the orientation in which the device is held. The proximity sensor on the device switches off the display when the user is taking a call to prevent the user from tapping button unnecessarily.

Storage and Battery
This Sony Xperia device comes with 2.5 GB internal memory as well as an expandable memory card slot which can increase the memory on the device by up to 32 GB using a micro SD card. The phone is powered by a 1500 mAh Li-Ion battery which promises the user a talktime of 5 hours when used on the 2G network. When used on the 3G network, the device promises the user a talktime of up to 4 hours.

Connectivity and Features
The Sony Xperia Tipo is capable of keeping the user connected to the internet from work, home or on the move. The phone features GPRS and EDGE technology which can keep the user connected to the internet via the 2G network. For a faster browsing experience on the move this phone also comes with 3G functionality. The user can also connect to a wireless network as the phone is WiFi capable. The Sony Xperia Tipo is also capable of tethering to another device via the USB port or the WiFi hotspot function in the device. Files and documents can be exchanged using the Bluetooth functionality or the USB port. Additionally, the phone is capable of serving as a navigation aid in the form of Google Maps which uses assisted-GPS support.


Sony Xperia Miro (Black)

The Sony Xperia series phones have made a name for themselves as reliable and sturdy devices. The latest offering from this flagship brand is the Sony Xperia Miro, a device which promises to pack a lot of punch in the features that it offers. The device comes in a bar form and is run on the trusted Android v4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) OS. The operating system is backed up by a powerful 800 MHz processor as well as 512 MB RAM to ensure the smooth functioning of the multiple applications that can be run on the device.

The Sony Xperia Miro comes with a 3.5-inch TFT Capacitive Touchscreen which provides a HVGA resolution of 320 x 480 pixels. The phone uses the Timescape user interface which makes the interactivity between user and device simple and easy.

This Sony Xperia comes with a powerful 5 megapixel camera which doubles up as a video recorder too. The camera is backed up by an LED flash for clicking pictures at night as well as a 4x zoom function. The camera comes with additional features like geo-tagging, auto focus, video stabilizer and touch capture which contribute to enhance the usability of the device. A 0.3 megapixel secondary camera allows the user to conduct video calling easily.

The phone is a stylish device and comes in large rectangular frame. The phone weighs in at a lithe 110 g and comes in dimensions of 59.4 x 113 x 9.9 mm which makes the device quite slim as well. The Sony Xperia Miro comes with a magnetometer, an accelerometer as well as a proximity sensor.

Storage and Battery
This Sony mobile comes with a 4 GB internal memory, 2.2 GB of which can be used by the user. The memory on the phone can be increased via the expandable memory card slot which can boost the memory by up to 32 GB using a micro SD card. The device is run on a 1500 mAh Li-Ion battery which promises the user a talktime of 5 hours when used on the 2G network.

Connectivity and Features
The phone is highly capable of keeping the user connected to the internet. The device comes with a pre-installed Android browser which can be used to browse the internet via the GPRS and EDGE platforms present in the device. For a faster browsing experience, the phone can also access the 3G network. The WiFi capability of the phone allows the user to access a wireless network in their immediate vicinity. The phone can be tethered to another device using the micro USB port or WiFi hotspot functionality. Files can also be exchanged using the Bluetooth function which is present in the device. This Sony Xperia can also be tethered to another device using the WiFi hotspot functionality or the USB port. Additionally, the device acts as a navigation aid in the form of Google Maps which uses assisted-GPS technology.

Sony Xperia U

Key Features
FM Radio
0.3 MP Secondary Camera
3.5-inch TFT Capacitive Touchscreen
Android v2.3 (Gingerbread) OS
5 MP Primary Camera
1 GHz Dual Core ARM Cortex-A9 Processor
Wi-Fi Enabled
Xperia NXT Series presents the Xperia U smartphone that is designed to demand attention. The touchscreen phone runs on a powerful 1 GHz Dual Core processor and is based on the Android v2.3 (Gingerbread) operating system with Timescape user interface. The user-friendly OS promises a variety of applications, easy multitasking and optimum performance. The Xperia U has a 3.5-inch TFT capacitive touchscreen that supports FWVGA, 854 x 480 pixel resolution with 16 M colours offering you easy navigation and colourful display.
The touchscreen Xperia U has a 5 megapixel primary camera with 16 x digital zoom and LED flash. The camera comes with a range of useful features such as auto focus, 3D sweep panorama, Geo-tagging, touch focus, face and smile detection, image stabilization, self timer and image editor. These additional features make taking photos a true joy on the Xperia. The phone has a 0.3 megapixel secondary camera which is located on the front of the phone.
You can enjoy shooting videos on the HD video recorder that supports 1280 x 720 resolution and shoots videos at 30 fps. Replay your videos in vivid color and enjoy excellent audio clarity with the xLOUD Audio Filter Technology and 3D surround sound features.

The bar shaped Xperia U has a boxy design that makes the smartphone look youthful and trendy, yet appealing to users of all ages. The Xperia has a transparent strip at the bottom that lights up when you press the three capacitive dots above it; a unique design element that makes the Xperia U stand apart. The sleek design neatly packs a 3.5 mm audio jack and microphone on top and another mic on the bottom. You will also find a micro USB port on the left side of the phone and power, volume rocker and dedicated camera keys on the right. The display comes with an anti-reflection coating on mineral glass and is scratch-resistant making the Xperia U ideal for travel. A Mobile Bravia Engine powers the display and boasts of increased image quality, sharpness, contrast and saturation giving you an enjoyable viewing experience. The phone also supports screenshot capturing.
The Xperia U is supported by an accelerometer, proximity sensor, compass and a light sensor and these sensors offer enhanced toggling capabilities and ensure you get the best view pertaining to the application in use.

Storage and Battery
The Xperia U comes with an inbuilt memory of 8 GB and 512 MB RAM. The phone is powered by a 1320 mAh battery, that supports up to 6 hours of talktime when the phone is used on the 2G network and up to 5 hours of talktime on the 3G network.


How to turn off ads on Gmail

When Google introduced the new tabbed interface for Gmail, it also brought along some new ads under the Promotions tab.
The ads look a bit too much like legitimate emails, which is problematic for many users. However, they're also limited to the Promotions tab, which makes it super easy to turn them off if you want to avoid confusion. Here's how:
Click the Settings icon in the top right corner of the Gmail tab.
Select "Configure Inbox."
Deselect the "Promotions" tab and click Save.
Of course, if you want to keep the Promotions tab, there's not much you can do. You can also disable the tabs entirely by unchecking everything except ""Primary"" on this same menu, if you prefer.
Source: Lifehacker.co.in
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Lenovo rides smartphones into post-PC era

Hewlett-Packard couldn't navigate the industry shift to mobile even with the acquisition of Palm. Dell tried the tablet game and Android for a bit to no avail. Acer and Asus ran with netbooks as everyone else sprinted to the iPad.
To date, no Windows PC player has been able to transform from a computer maker to a smartphone player. Apple is excluded, of course, since it basically invented the post-PC era with the iPad.
Enter Lenovo. The company's first-quarter results highlight a company that has used its brand in China to become a top-tier smartphone player. Lenovo's first-quarter mobile sales were 14 percent of total revenue. A year ago, mobile revenue was a blip. The story isn't that Lenovo's mobile shares have surged. The story is that Lenovo is the first PC maker that hasn't been completely blindsided by a mobile shift.
Rest assured, Lenovo is still a PC maker---52 percent of first-quarter revenue was laptop sales. The company reported first-quarter earnings of $174 million on revenue of $8.787 billion, up 10 percent from a year ago. Lenovo was powered by commercial sales and a unit surge that made the company the largest PC maker.
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Samsung Galaxy Note III version coming to India leaked

Samsung introduced the eight-core processor with its Galaxy S4 flagship smartphone, along with a quad-core version of the same device. These two variants were aimed at different markets, with India getting the model powered by the eight-core processor. And it seems that the company will follow the same strategy for its upcoming Galaxy Note IIIphablet too.

Tech news website SamMobile, which has a stellar record of Samsung leaks, has revealed the list of the countries that will be getting the two models. Markets like India, where 4GLTEnetworks are not available presently, will get the Galaxy Note III with eight-core CPU (model number SM-N9005). On the other hand, countries where 4GLTE networks are present will get the variant powered by the 2.3GHz quad-core processor (model number SM-N9000).

Countries where both the variants will be launched are likely to get the quad-core version first. China will get a third version, which runs on the eight-core CPU and supports dual-simfunctionality.
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NSA violated privacy rules thousands of times, audit finds

he National Security Agency exceeded its legal authority and broke agency rules thousands of times since it was granted broader powers in 2008, according to an internal agency audit obtained by The Washington Post.
Most violations involved unauthorized surveillance of Americans or foreign intelligence targets in the U.S., according to the documents, which were supplied to the newspaper by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden. The documents show infractions ranging from serious legal violations to typographical errors that resulted in unintended data collection, The Post reported.
The agency was not always forthcoming with the details of its transgressions, the Post found. A quality assurance report not shared with an oversight committee found that a "large number" of calls were placed to Egypt 2008 when the U.S. area code 202 was mistakenly entered as 20. In another case, the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, which reviews NSA warrant requests, was not made aware of a new collection method until it had been in place for several months. The court ultimately ruled it unconstitutional, the Post reported.
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Call of Duty: Ghosts, Enhanced Multiplayer Mode and Character Customization

The new Call of Duty multiplayer trailer has been revealed and the game will be released on November 5th. The latest installment in the series CoD: Ghosts, will not only feature the usual additions to weapons, maps and game modes, but will also allow players to customize their characters.
The main feature you can take away from the multiplayer trailer is the customization. Players can now create and personalize up to 10 soldiers, which they can customize with load-outs, gear, clothing and of course weapons. Activision stated the new customization allows players to come up with over 20,000 combinations and includes the newly added female character models.
Although Activision has surrounded their new engine with a lot of hype, IGN’s insider review states, “nothing about it [the game’s graphics] looks spectacular”. The game is definitely a step up from previous Call of Duty installments, but still lacks certain key elements players expect in a next-gen game. However, what the game seems to lack in visual effects, it more than makes up in audio. The audio work in Ghosts is considered exceptional and with dynamic map changes the game provides a sense of realism to players.
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Real Racing 2 Application for iPad, iPhone

The most critically-acclaimed iOS racing game comes to the Mac App Store! Featuring visually-stunning graphics and state-of-the-art handling, experience the excitement, competition and glory of authentic championship racing with Real Racing 2.


Micromax Canvas 4 A210 Mobile Phone @ Rs.17091

The Micromax Canvas 4 A210 is a new addition to the brand's Canvas lineup of smartphones. This handset is also the new flagship model in the Micromax lineup dethroning the Micromax A116 Canvas HD. This smartphone comes packed with a range of high end features. It is also dual SIM enabled with dual standby support.
This handset comes with Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean OS platform. The Micromax Canvas 4 A210 comes with a 1.2 GHz quad core processor to perform smooth computing. This device also has 1 GB RAM to ensure smooth multitasking.
The 5-inch IPS display screen of this handset has a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. The display screen of this device is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass. The Micromax Canvas 4 A210 weighs 158 grams and it is 8.9 mm thick. The 2000 mAh battery loaded in this smartphone offers up to 8 hours of talk time.
The camera resolution of Micromax Canvas 4 represents a significant upgrade from that of Micromax A116. This device comes with a 13 MP primary camera that has additional camera features like digital zoom, auto focus and LED flash etc. This handset also incorporates a whopping 5 MP front camera in it.
This smartphone has 16 GB internal memory capability, of which 10 GB is accessible for users. The Micromax Canvas 4 A210 also has a microSD slot that supports up to 32 GB memory expansion. This smartphone also comes preloaded with a range of media features in it.
Being a smartphone, the Micromax Canvas 4 A210 is not short on connectivity features. This device lets users connect to the internet with the help of 3G, WiFi and 2G platforms. File transfer is facilitated through Bluetooth and micro USB port.

Samsung Galaxy S3 i9300 Mobile Phone with 16GB @ RS.23670

Samsung,one of the Pioneers of smartphones with its super stylish designs and user-friendly features have proven to be true beauty with brains,With the real heights of innovation and true technology Samsung is all set to beat its own record. Get ready to enter a new world of possibillities and an amazing blend of style, performance and technology on the new Samsung Galaxy S3.
Its super powerd by a 1.4 GHz Quad Core processor, and runs on the smart Android v4 (Ice Cream Sandwich) operating system. the next gen OS promises terchnology with simplicity and sensibility and you can savour multitasking, rich notifications, customizable home screens, resizable widgets,interesting games,easy interactivity and many more from the android play store.

The Samsung S3 proudly boasts a wide 4.8-inch HD,capacitive super amoled touchscreen with 720 x 1280 pixel resolution and 16 M colours and Mali-400 megapixel graphics to provide true life like picture and video quality and crystal clear colour view. The TouchWiz user interface is custom built for the Android OS, making this smartphone truly smart indeed.
The Samsung S3 has redefined smartness and user-friendliness with the S Voice feature that allows you to simply talk to your phone like it listens to you and give instructions.You can ask your darling S3 to turn off the alarm, reject or answer a call, turn the music up or down, or even tell the camera when to shoot and when to shut all.

Why Google photo tools won‘t replace humans

It can take months, even years, for me to share photos from a trip. The more shots I take, the more I dread going through them to delete bad shots and perform tweaks such as brightening dark shots.
So I was intrigued when Google promised to automate much of this photo editing as part of enhancements to its Google+ social network.

You simply upload a batch of photos and Google will try to highlight the best ones and make them look their best. As a bonus, Google will turn a series of successive snapshots into an animation and stitch overlapping photos into a panoramic image. The original images are preserved, but hidden away.
I started my test by manually going through 270 photos taken during a spring weekend trip to Providence. I kept and tweaked 107 of them, mostly by cropping out distractions and adjusting brightness and contrast. I then chose 38 of the best to include in a photo album.
After that, I uploaded all 270 of the originals to see if Google would make the same creative choices I had. To try out other aspects of Google's tools, I also added a selection of shots from trips over the past year to Baltimore and Thailand and photos of Space Shuttle Enterprise's final journey last year atop a modified Boeing 747.
Google did a decent job for a virtual photo editor, but I'm not ready to cede creative control quite yet. It brightened shots of Edgar Allan Poe's gravesite, which I had purposely shot dark to appear more eerie. More importantly, the automated tools don't include cropping.
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How to find a lost device that is in silent mode

I lost my tablet somewhere in my house and have been searching for hours. It's an Android device, which seems to have Wi-Fi-enabled (responds to pings), but doesn't seem to react to cloud-based messages. Furthermore, I have Cerberus installed on it, but cannot connect to it. Is there a way of physically finding the device by measuring the signal strength from different locations in my flat? I know it's theoretically also possible to triangulate a Wi-Fi signal, and even though I have four Linux based Wi-Fi receivers, I don't know any non-commercial software that is capable of doing so.

Plan B
Not a direct answer to your question, but Plan B app is specifically for situations where you've lost track of your Android device and didn't have any sort of "finder" app on it. Note: Plan B only works with Android 2.0-2.3.
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iPhone 5S launch event reportedly happening on Sept 10

One month from today Apple will announce the iPhone 5S to the world at a press conference, according to a report today.
The iPhone 5S launch event is said to be scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 10, claimed sources who spoke to AllThingsD.
Previous rumors point to the next smartphone having a bumped up processor, likely the Apple A6X or the A7, a better camera to compete with the 13-megapixel Samsung Galaxy S4, and superfast LTE-Advanced.
There's also a lot of anticipation surrounding a possible fingerprint sensor, which is thought to be used to unlock the smartphone in addition to other security-related functions.
One item on Apple's agenda we know about for sure regards hearing more details about the launch of iOS 7, its fresh take on the mobile operating system that was first unveiled in June.
Cheaper iPhone, too?
Also expected on stage at next month's Apple press conference is an all-plastic, cheap iPhone model, currently being called the iPhone 5C.
The rumored budget-friendly smartphone would be a first for the company, with leaked images pointing to multiple colors in addition to a cheaper price.
Photos purported to be from factories in China seem to indicate at least five colors: red, blue, yellow, green and white.
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Dooors Answer by Video Android Smart Application Download

The content provided in this app is hosted by YouTube and is available in public domain. this app do not upload any videos to YouTube or in Android app.
This app provides an interface to interact, browse and watch YouTube video content and other website content.


Video Poker Android Smart Application Download Free

Game of Jacks or Better Video Poker.
How to play:
After choosing the bet amount to play, tap on the deck to deal. You are dealt five cards. Decide which cards you wish to hold/unhold by tapping on them. Then tap on the deck again to draw. Your next set of cards are dealt out to you. If you have a winning hand, you now have the option to take your winnings or to double up (by enabling the Gamble option).

Wild West Video Poker Lite Android Smart Application Download

Play video poker on your android mobile.
We're looking into issues with the card size on the Nexus 7 (now we finally have one to hand).
Optimised graphics for phones with high density screens like the Droid and Nexus One.
Lite version includes all 4 game types, including Jacks or Better, Deuces Wild, Joker Poker and Double Double Bonus and is supported by advertising.
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Fingerprints for sim cards: DoT examines proposal

The Department of Telecom is examining a proposal for making it compulsory for mobile operators to take fingerprint or any other biometric feature of the subscriber at the time of receiving application for a new mobile connection.

Minister of State for Communications and ITMilind Deora said DoT has recently received a suggestion from the Ministry of Home Affairs indicating that a central database be maintained by DoT of all subscribers which maintains biometric parameters akin to the Aadhaar system.

"As per this proposal, this would entail taking fingerprint/thumb impression or any other unique biometric feature of the subscriber when he/she applies for a mobile connection," Deora said in a written reply to the Lok Sabha.
He added the suggestion "is presently being examined in DoT and decision on the same is yet to be taken."
Strengthening the rules for taking a new mobile connection, the DoT last year came with tough guidelines which called for physical verification of facts provided by the subscriber.
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Nasscom launches start-up warehouse in Bangalore

A start-up warehouse was launched in Bangalore today, as part of Nasscom's 10K initiative, aimed at strengthening the eco-system for starting technology companies.

A joint programme launched by Nasscom in April 2013 with partners like Google, Microsoft and Verisign, the 10K initiative is aimed at nurturing 10,000 start-ups in the next few years, the Nasscom official said today.
"Aimed at strengthening the start-up eco-system in India, a start-up warehouse has been launched today in Bangalore. It is a place where 80 work stations have been set up. Start-ups funded by angel investors can begin working there and shall be mentored," Nasscom vice president Rajiv Vaishnav said.
The Nasscom official was here to announce the hosting of the Dewang Mehta IT Awards tomorrow, which is being jointly organized by the Dewang Mehta Foundation Trust (DMTF) and the Gujarat Technological University (GTU).
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5 Moto X features that rivals don‘t have

The one truly huge, magnificent, radical idea of the iPhone, back when it was introduced in 2007, was to get rid of buttons. Make the whole phone a black rectangular touchscreen.

By now, every company and its brother has done that. Everybody's added voice recognition, GPS and navigation. Everybody's sharpened up the screens to the point where you need a microscope to tell the difference.
So now what? How do you distinguish your phone from the more than 4,000 other touch-screen phones? (That's not a joke. There have actually been 3,997 different Android phone models so far. And six iPhones and a motley assortment of Windows and touchscreenBlackBerry phones. Heaven help the landfills.)
With much fanfare, Google proudly presents its answer: the Moto X.
This phone ($200 with contract, 5.1x2.6x0.4 inches) is the first that Motorola has produced since Google bought it a year ago for $12.5 billion.

By looking at it, you'd never guess that this is the Android phone that Motorola hopes will change everything. Its curved back is plasticky, not classy metal (like the HTC One) or glass (like the iPhone 5). Its comfortable 4.7-inch screen looks great, but it isn't as big or sharp as the SamsungGalaxy S4 and the HTC One. The phone is plenty fast, but its processor isn't the latest and greatest.
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Facebook changes your News Feed again

Facebook's quest to be a personalized newspaper for the internet age continued on Tuesday with tweaks aimed at making sure members spy hot stories from their friends.

Changes to the leading social network's formula for figuring out which posts will be of interest included "bumping" up potentially intriguing stories that went unnoticed during prior visits to Facebook.
"It is hard for users to get back to old things; you have to scroll through things you have already seen," Facebook News Feed team engineeringLars Backstrom said while discussing the latest changes.
"We wanted to make it so people weren't missing important stories that didn't make top slots but were just below the fold."
Signals weighed in the machine learning algorithm were modified to bump-up a story considered more interesting than fresher material that formerly got priority simply for being newer.
"We tweaked the model," Backstrom said, noting that about 30,000 signals are balanced in the algorithm.
"Instead of just taking the new stories, we would take all stories that were new to you, that you haven't seen, even if it isn't the freshest."
A test of the change showed that the number of stories people read in News Feeds rose to 70% from 57% with "bumping," according to Facebook.
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Apple Inc. Has Lost Its Lead, but It Still Sets the Scene in the Tablet Market

Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) Android-based devices now dominates the segment, with 62.6% share of the market in the second quarter of 2013, compared to just 38% of the market in the same period last year, new data from International Data Corporation (IDC) shows. However, Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) still calls the shots, even though its market share declined rapidly to 32.5% from 60.3%, according to IDC (or to 42.7% from 71.2%, according to Canalys).

Growth in the worldwide tablet market slowed in the second quarter of 2013, with volume down 9.7% from the first quarter but still up 59.6% year-to-year. Consumers are waiting for the new iPad to arrive, IDC says.

"A new iPad launch always piques consumer interest in the tablet category and traditionally that has helped both Apple and its competitors," said Tom Mainelli, Research Director, Tablets at IDC.
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Russia seeking Snowden's help on data security

The upper house of Russia's parliament will invite ex-National Security Agency (NSA) contractor Edward Snowden to participate in a probe of how the privacy of Russian citizens is being violated by big Internet companies who, according to Mr. Snowden, allow the personal data of users of Facebook, Yahoo, Google, and other big global Internet companies to be accessed by a "third party."

Snowden, who was granted temporary asylum in Russia last week, may soon find himself acting as "Exhibit A" in a concerted Russian effort to beef up national electronic security and assert something lawmakers are calling "digital sovereignty" in the wake of the recent revelations about NSA Internet-snooping around the world.

"We want to find out from Snowden how this leaking of personal data happens. It's time to start working out measures to protect private information on the national and international level. I don't think he'll have to break any obligations or commitments to tell us what he knows," says Senator Ruslan Gattarov, head of the parliamentary commission on privacy rights. "We're not interested in relationships between governments or struggles between security agencies. We have no questions about what the NSA is getting up to. This is about the security of personal information; it concerns tens of millions of people in Russia and billions around the world," he adds.
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New Samsung chips could lead to smartphones with 384GB of storage

Future smartphones are about to get a lot more storage thanks to Samsung, which announced this week that it has started mass-producing “the industry’s first three-dimensional (3D) Vertical NAND (V-NAND) flash memory, which breaks through the current scaling limit for existing NAND flash technology.” As 9to5Google notes, this breakthrough could pave the way for single smartphone chips that have up to 384GB of storage since Samsung is essentially stacking “up to 24 layers of 16GB storage on top of each other in a chip not much thicker than existing ones.” Samsung’s full press release follows below.
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Now, a social networking website for Indian children

Parents of seven-year-old Mehul Chowdhury were a worried lot after they found out that a paedophile stalker, who had befriended him on Facebook, was abusing their only child.
Like what many other parents would do, they banned Mehul from accessing the Internet resulting in angry outbursts from the Class three student, up until his chartered accountantfather found a new fun, educative social networking website, which promised online safety and privacy for children.
Ever since Worldoo.com was launched in April, more than 20,000 children have already signed in for the first of its kind online ecosystem designed specifically for Indian children, in the age group of 6-12.
Harsh Wardhan Dave, Head (Experience and Brand) of worldoo.com, says with an increase in the number of cases of child stalking and abuse they have put in multi-level security checks on their website.

Google launches Android KitKat with Nestlé collaboration and spoof Apple ad

Coinciding with its 15th birthday celebrations, Google have announced KitKat: the latest version of its Android mobile OS.

The search giants have traditionally named different versions of Android using a sweet theme in alphabetical order. The tradition started with Android Cupcake (version 1.5) back in 2009, before continuing through Donut, Eclair, Froyo (that’s ‘frozen yoghurt’), Gingerbread, Honeycomb, Ice Cream Sandwich and, most recently, Jelly Bean (versions 4.1-4.3).

The naming is especially surprising as it had been previously thought that the next update would be ‘Key Lime Pie’. KitKat will be version 4.4 of Android, the operating system that now ships on nearly 80 per cent of smartphones worldwide.
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How to locate your misplaced Android phone

Often we misplace our phone. If you muted the ring, then you can't even call from another phone to locate it.

That's when Android Device Manager comes in handy. Go to google.com/android/devicemanager. The site will automatically connect to your phone and display a message like: "Last located at 6:42 PM; Manekshaw Parade Grounds Bus Stop, Cubbon Road, Shivaji Nagar, Bangalore, Karnataka 560001, India - Accurate to 574 meters. Last used August 14, 2013".


5 ways to strengthen your LinkedIn profile

You may not be job hunting, but that doesn't mean you should neglect your LinkedIn profile. According to the professional social network, users who list past work experiences on their profile are 12 times more likely to be viewed. That means more chances to be discovered for new opportunities or advanced positions, said Nicole Williams, a consultant and LinkedIn career expert.

'You never know what about your past will be of interest to recruiters, potential business partners or clients,' Williams said. 'Recruiters are on LinkedIn and by virtue of the way they're searching, such as using keywords and the duration of your career, they'll be able to find you better.'
If it's been a while since you last updated your profile, you'll want to refresh some new features and sections. Don't wait until it's too late: Williams suggests spending 30 minutes updating your information each month.