ZenBook UX305LA Review: Consider If You Are Willing To Spend

ASUS ZenBook UX305LA ReviewAsus clearly knows how to break the mold and create a completely breathtaking piece of machine. The Asus ZenBook UX305LA is proof of that. Clearly, we are in awe of the new offering made by the Taiwanese giant. Here’s why.

Firstly, it is a good-looking laptop available in three colours–black, white and a stunning gold. It is also available with different variations in color so buyers can choose from Core M, Core i5, and a Core i7-5500U. Apart from this, the laptop has many other features.

Looks:

The new Asus ultrabook is slim and has been tastefully designed with gleaming corners and clean sides. Apple Macbook Air has a clear completion in this one from Asus.

Weight:

It is feather light and we mean it. Weighing 1.3 kg, UX305LA feels like you are a carrying an elegant and a dainty book in your hands.

Display:

It offers crisp picture quality, thanks to a 3200×1800 pixel LED-backlit display. The colors don’t irritate the eyes and the best bit is you can work on this machine for hours without getting tired.

Battery life:

We expected a battery life of upto 15 hours, but the laptop lasts for only 10 hours. This is where Asus could have done some improvements.

Other features:

It comes loaded with two USB ports and features a HD webcam. The laptop also has a SDXC card reader a microphone-in jack, a headphone-out jac.

The laptop will go on sale in India from 15 October. ZenBook UX305LA runs on Windows 10 and is being billed at Rs 97,990. This might be a hefty price to pay but most of the features are worth that hole in the pocket.

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Google’s Bold New Logo Is Here To Stay

Google has once again changed its logo. The new logo is modern, simpler and crisp. The first thing you notice about the logo is its sans-serif typeface, which is a fresh departure from its old serif look. Are we sold? Yes.

Google Logo Credit/Facebook
Google Logo
Credit/Facebook

In all aspects the new Google logo is one of the finest update to come from the search giant.  What really makes it click is its bubbly animation. The logo turns into four colorful dots, which during the voice search turns into equalizer. When you are done talking, the dots spin to search the results. The dots turn into Google again when the search yields result.

The little “g” icon of Google has also been replaced by the four colors “G.” Google has taken this step to increase logo’s functionality. The company has mentioned in its official blog that Google search is no more confined to desktop and PCs; people are using it on tablets, mobile, television and a plethora of other devices. The new logo, or should we call it a “multi-platform logo” adheres to everyone needs.

It is visible on the tiniest of screens. The four colors not only demands attention, they add a whole new life to the search experience. The four dots can be easily placed under the umbrella of new wave technology; they are indeed the brilliant tools to interact.

The new logo has appealed to most of the people, especially to the avid mobile users. According to one of the mobile users, Natasha Prakash, “The logo brings a smile on the face.” 

Another tablet user, Rohan Singh, says, “ It has taken the interaction experience to a new level.”

 Google has clearly floored many with its new, practical and vivacious logo. 

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Meizu MX5 Review: A Premium Looking Phone On Affordable Price

Chinese Smartphone maker Miezu has launched it flagship Meizu MX5 in India. Carrying a price tag of Rs. 11,999, the phone comes loaded with some noteworthy features. It boasts of a full metal body, full HD-display and a fingerprint scanner.

Full metal body is sure a plus for those who want a premium looking phone for a lesser price. What impresses about MX5 is its sexy back. The metallic rear brings it at par with iPhone 6 and Samsung Galaxy 6.Snapdeal will be the exclusive partner for Meizu

 

The phone comes with a physical home button, which has been placed just below the 5.5-inch screen. MX5’s finger print scanner feature gives it an edge over other phones in the segment. It makes the identification faster and is also a breeze to use. The scanner can also be used to encode apps and documents.

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 The 5.5-inch super AMOLED full HD screen has the pixel density of 401 ppi. It also comes with power button and volume rocker on the right panel and the Micro USB port on the bottom panel. The phone runs on Flyme 4.5 UI based on Android 5.0 Lollipop and comes packed with 5 home screen pages.

What really makes us vouch for MX5 is its responsive screen.  It makes for great touch experience and makes multitasking easy.  The 3GB RAM and MediaTek’s 64-bit Helio X10 octa-core processor (Cortex-A53) clocked at 2.2GHz adds to great experience.

Coming to the camera, we tried taking some pictures and  it worked wonders even in low light. The camera is 20.7-megapixel rear camera with Sony IMX220 Exmor RS BSI sensor and yes you have a laser autofocus in store.

MX5 will be launched in three variants 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB. It is dual sim. … Read the rest

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Rock Band 4 To Come Visiting On PS4 And Xbox One This October

Good news is here for Rock Band 4 fans. The music game is anticipated to be launched for Xbox One and PS4 on 6th October. Already open for pre-booking, the game will cost you $20 more for a standalone disc on Xbox One than what you pay for the PlayStation 4 version. This standalone game costs $60 on PS4, the extra bucks for the XBox version is because the older Xbox 360 stuff needs to be made workable on the new Xbox One.

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There is a bundle pack for Xbox One gamers at $79.99, which comes inclusive of this game as well as a Legacy Game Controller Adapter.

The latter helps gamers use all past versions of XBox 360 Rock Band wireless drums and guitars. Game developer Harmonix blogged on Monday, “The adapter supports up to four wireless Rock Band controllers simultaneously as well as many third-party wireless instrument controllers for the Xbox 360.”

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The latest version of Rock Band 4 for the PS4 comes with support for all third party as well as legacy Rock Band and third party wireless drums and guitars. The version for PS4 and the Xbox One comes with a soundtrack that has 60 plus tracks featuring The Black Keys, Elvis Presley, Aerosmith, Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars, Van Halen and St. Vincent.

Users can also access 1,500 more songs using in-game Music Store and also import purchased Rock Band tracks without having to shell out money. You only need to make sure that the console family remains the same as the one you purchased initially.… Read the rest

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Apple Users Rejoice! WhatsApp For Web Is Now Compatible With iOS

The introduction of WhatsApp for the web was a welcome move but some users were not happy. WhatsApp on the web did not offer iOS support due to certain limitations set by Apple. However, users of Apple devices can now get WhatsApp for web as it has turned iOS compatible. It will now work with Safari on the Mac.

WhatsApp for web is now compatible with iOSApple users can now access WhatsApp from the Web

To access this new service, users need to update their devices with the latest version of the app. They need to scan the QR code on the desktop using the mobile app to get started.

Once the function is activated, users can access their WhatsApp messages from a laptop, desktop as well as phones. However, those who want to use WhatsApp in a shared PC environment are better keeping their web notifications off. Else, others may get access to their personal data.

In a recent blog post, the company has mentioned the ease of using WhatsApp on web without worrying about the loss of data. The blog post says the web version is just a mirror format of the phone and users need not worry about the loss of message from phone once they check it from a PC.… Read the rest

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Flipkart, Snapdeal Do Immense Business In 2015, Pin Hopes To Diwali Sale

Flipkart has reportedly sold 150 million products in 2015. The leading e-commerce giant has issued its profit statement for the first eight months of this year.flipkart backs out of airtel zero for net neutrality

 “We have witnessed a 150 percent growth in the number of products (units) sold as compared to 2014,” said the company said in a statement, reported NDTV. The maximum profit has come from sale of products including home, fashion, lifestyle and consume electronics.

Customers situated in Coimbatore, Ahmedabad, New Delhi, Chennai and other big cities have done the maximum purchase. Flipkart owes its profit to the variety of products it offers. “This milestone is testimony to the scale we have built from our selection to technology platform to supply chain capabilities,” said platform head Mukesh Bansal.

Meanwhile, another e-retail major, which has done immense business this year includes Snapdeal. It has reportedly shown a record jump of 222%, according to Live Mint. “Flipkart’s rival Snapdeal reported an increase of 222% in gross merchandise value (GMV) in the April-June quarter,” noted the website in its report.

Apparently, there is pressure on both the start-ups to deliver great profits and they have their hopes pinned on the Diwali season.… Read the rest

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One Plus 2’s Release Date, Specifications And Price Revealed

One Plus 2, the successor to the OnePlus One has been launched in India. Priced at Rs 22,299, the flagship smartphone boasts of killer specifications. Lets take a detailed look at this new player in the smartphone market.

 OnePlus_One_running_CM11SModel Variants:

One Plus 2 will be available in two variants, 16 GB and 64 GB. The latter will come at a price of Rs 24, 999.

 Specifications:

 It boasts of 5.5-inch HD display coupled with a contrast ratio of 1500:1. This not only brightens up the screen but also adds vibrancy to the photos. The phone has 4GB RAM to accommodate the data and is powered up by 64-bit octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 v2.1 processor. It runs on Android/Oxygen and sports a 13 mega pixel rear camera, similar to OnePlus One.

However, according to the reports the One Plus 2 camera has a sensor pixel size of 1.3 microns, which further enriches the picture quality.

Battery:

One Plus 2 has longer battery life than its predecessor. It houses 3,300 mAh battery whereas One Plus has 33,100 battery.

 Weight and Thickness

It weighs 175 gm, which is more than OnePlus One. The thickness is around 9.85 mm.  It is clearly bulky than its predecessor.

Other interesting features of One Plus 2 include USB-Type C reversible port for charging and for plugging in external devices. This is a breakthrough feature and something, which every company is planning to bring to its flagship modes. It also features fingerprint sensor and you have the choice to store five types of fingerprints.

Here is the detailed comparision between the two offerings from the Chinese smartphone maker.

 

 

One Plus 2

OnePlus One

Price

Rs 22,999

Rs 18,998

OS

Android/Oxygen

Android/Lollypop

Display

5.5-inch

5.5-inch

Front Camera

5-megapixel

5-megapixel

RAM

4-GB

3-GB

Resolution

1080 Full HD

1080 Full HD

Design

Includes Home button

No Home button

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Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Is The Fastest Tablets Available In The Market

Microsoft smartphones and tablets are going great these days indicates the sales reports from different countries. Microsoft Surface Pro 3, which could not become the best-seller of the company, has successfully grabbed the position of being the fastest tablet PCs.

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According to the reports, the tablet has successfully left behind some of the best-selling tablets  available in the United Kingdom,after being run on cross-platform processor of the Geekbench,  including Apple iPad mini 3, Apple iPad Air 32 GB (Wi-Fi) and Apple iPad Air 2.

The tablet also left behind Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 2014, Google Nexus 9, Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5, Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1, Tesco Hudl 2 and Asus MEMO Pad 7 ME572C. Thus, it rightly suits the claim that it used during the marketing campaigns, “the tablet that can replace your laptop”.

Microsoft Offers Better Speed Than Apple And Samsung

 The tablets’ performance are ranked depending on the scores they receive. The higher the speed, the better is the score and Microsoft Surface Pro 3 had scored huge with 5069 points. Therefore, anyone who wants to download software, app or web pages faster can surely rely on this tablet than the other ones available in the market.

ipad Air 2, which is ranked second with 4046 points is also a decent choice followed by Nexus 9 with 3537 points. Though iPad Air 2 was slotted on the second position, iPad mini 3, which has gained immense success in the market was ranked in the tenth position, making many wonder about its speed.

Yet, most of the Apple devices do not offer great speed and Microsoft’s offering three times better speed than Apple is not at all a surprise. While Microsoft Surface Pro 3 is three times better in terms of speed, it might not feature all other necessary features to make the device a best-seller. 

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Microsoft Windows 10 Release Date: May Get a July Launch

With the release date of Windows 10 coming closer, rumors regarding the possible dates of unveiling the new operating system is splurging the web every now and then. While some reports claim that it will take just a week to get the new Windows launched, other reports says that it’s just a couple of month’s wait. Two dependable sources, Russian leaker Wzor and The Verge’s Tom Warren claim the flagship operating system to be launched sometimes in July. Though the official sources from the company confirmed the launch of the operating system in summer, AMD CEO Lisa Su has mistakenly reported the release to happen by the “end of July”.

 

Microsoft Windows 10 May Get a July LaunchThough Warren and Wzor are hinting on the release date of Windows 10, they have some differences in the details.

While Warren claims the new Windows would get a public launch on July 29, Wzor reports that the new Windows will reach different RTM by the end of July. Microsoft Windows 10 is one of the most-awaited operating systems launched by the company and is expected to renew the experience of using Microsoft’s operating system. Yet, to get further details on the operating system or its confirmed launched date, people will have to wait for an official announcement from the company. … Read the rest

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Finally, Mothers Can Share Breastfeeding Photos on Instagram

instagram breastfeeding rulesAccording to a recent change in policy, Instagram will now allow mothers to post breast feeding photographs on their accounts. The photos can also include the ones which showcase post pregnancy marks and stretches.

Instagram recently updated its community guidelines, which clearly states details regarding content sharing through Instagram. It also specifies which content or photograph will be removed from user accounts if they are found violating the terms and conditions mentioned in the guidelines.

A popular mobile application, Instagram’s guidelines reflect the standard community guidelines of its parent company, Facebook. The new guidelines state:

“We are well aware of the fact that there are several moments when our users want to share their nude images which are taken from a creative or artistic perception but it is our policy that we do not tolerate nudity or sexual content on Instagram. These content include provoked nudity displaying sexual intercourse and close of up of human genital area. The guidelines of Instagram also state that users cannot share photographs showing women’s nipples and genitals. However, photos of pregnant women or mothers who are feeding their children do not come under this guideline and can be shared through our application. Nudity represented through artistic paintings and sculptures can also be shared without violating our terms and conditions.”

The company did not mention the reason behind change in policy and it was known that both Instagram and Facebook were criticized for banning baby feeding photographs.… Read the rest

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