The right set of apps on your smartphone can make life a breeze. Here are some lifestyle apps that are a must have:
Groupon: If you are a social butterfly, then this app is best suited for you. Through this app, you can find exciting coupons and deals that you can encash at any given point. This app is free to download and is available for use on various online stores.
Mint.com: Manage your budget better and save expenses with this money-tracking app.
PayPal: If you do money transactions online, then this is an app is a must have. It is safe to use and easy to operate. International transactions are really easy with PayPal.
Flashlight: This app can save you when you are stuck without any light. It immediately gives you a flashlight to keep going. Midnight adventures are so easy now!
To Do List: If you keep forgetting things you need to do, then install this app on your phone. It will list down everything that needs to be done and keeps reminding you.
Fandango: This app is necessary for those who love watching movies. Through this app, you can check out the latest releases and make bookings.
Yelp: If you are unsure of which restaurant you want to visit, this app is a savior. Get this app installed and get information on restaurants based on their location and cuisine. The choices become smaller and choosing is easier!
The List Continues
Along with the fun suggestion above, you can also download the following apps on your smartphone:
Facebook for social media
Kindle for book lovers
Lookout Security for high-tech mobile security
Evernote to keep track of all your important notes
Windows 10 is now out in the market and has successfully retained its pre-launch hype. The new operating system of Microsoft has earned positive response from users, thanks to its unique Start Menu. The new Start Menu is not just convenient to find and use, it offer several hidden functions for enhanced user-friendliness.
Secret Start Menu at a glance
By now, many of you know that the new operating system can be used in touchscreen mode as well. Users who want to operate the device in touchscreen mode just need to tap and hold the Start button for one or two seconds to make it functional.
Apart from the touchscreen mode, the shortcut menu also has some secrets that comes handy for many of the users. By using this menu, users can directly go to the tool they want without going through multiple menus. Whether you want to access the computer management tools, disk tools, system information or event viewer, you can directly find it from the Windows Administrative Tools in the All Apps section under the Start Menu. While Run command, Task Manager, Control Panel and Command Prompt can be found from the Windows System tool in the All apps section of the Start Menu. … Read the rest
There is much buzz about the upcoming Apple iPhone 7 or an iPhone 6s. The latest rumor is that the phone may hit the streets on September 7.
iPhone to become strong
Reports that the new iPhone 6s or iPhone 7 may be released in September has got everyone talking. However, there are a lot of doubts on whether the phone will come with exciting new features or will it be a rehash of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus that we have seen already.
However, many are excited to know that the next generation smartphone would feature a strong body with high-grade aluminum alloy. While the strong aluminum body is going to attract buyers, it might raise the price of the handset significantly. Therefore, to attract buyers in millions, the company needs to plan some extraordinary features in the phone.
Though there are mixed opinions regarding the expected features of the handset, stakeholders have kept their fingers crossed and expect the new handset to be yet another bestseller.
Like its predecessors, the upcoming handset will also be unveiled in countries like USA, UK, Singapore, Japan, Hong Kong, France, Canada and Australia, reports Japanese Home. This time, the list may also include China but no confirmation has come yet.… Read the rest
Technology pioneer John McAfee is a cyber security mastermind even though he does not own McAfee company any more. As a cyber security expert, he has recently pointed out in a post on the International Business Times that the Ashley Madison hacking was the job of an employee. In fact, he goes on to elaborate that it was a lone woman employee.
In the post, he says that the data was stolen by a woman who was working on her own. He elaborates that it was am ex-employee of Avid Life Media that runs extramarital dating website www.ashleymadison.com.The website was open to security breach and 33 million accounts were stolen from the website.
Before an official unveiling, LG has pre-announced their new tablet, the G-PAD II 10.1. This tablet will be announced in Berlin in the coming two weeks with some fine improvements. In comparison to G-Pad II 8.0, G-Pad 10.1 is now loaded with Snapdragon 800 and WUXGA screen. With these changes, LG hopes to enhance its sales.
Improvements with the G-Pad 10.1
With the new LG G-Pad II 10.1 with have a 2 GB RAM with internal memory of 16GB which is expandable via Micro SD Cards. Another enhanced feature of the new tablet is a 7400 mAh battery to enable use for longer hours.
A stylish new look
The new LG tablet will be thinner than the G-Pad 8. The weight of the tablet has also been reduced and it is 34 gm lighter than its predecessor. Loaded with Android 5.1.1 and pre-installed Microsoft office, the G-Pad II 10.1 will be easy to use.
Along with this, the tablet also comes with 100GB OneDrive storage capacity valid for 2 years. LG has said that the price of the product will be disclosed during the event in Berlin.… Read the rest
Two latest leaks of the new Moto 360 smartwatch suggest a sleek new design. One is a Moto 360 leak on Reddit, while the other has been posted on Google Plus. Although these images are not up close, they do look like the next generation Moto watch. We have, in fact, spotted how the casing will look like in the images.
Up Close With The Moto 360
In the Reddit Moto 360 leak, the smartwatch seems to flaunt a circular design interface with a leather wristband complete with a gold dial. The Reddit user who posted this pic wrote, “This photo was taken right behind the Merchandise Mart in Chicago today. She was walking down the street when I noticed the lugs and grabbed a pic.”
The other leaked image has been uploaded via Google+ and also reveals that the Moto 360 will come in a circular design. The upcoming Moto 360 comes with a power button that has been placed at the 2 o’clock position. Earlier, we had seen this button at the 3 o’clock position. Notably, both leaks come from users in Chicago city.
The Reddit image also reveals that the next-gen Moto 360 could come with a microphone towards the left. This points to the probability of users being able to answer voice-calls without a connected device. The watch will feature bezels thicker than what we saw on the first generation Moto 360.… Read the rest
Latest leaks of the upcoming Google Nexus smartphones seem to reveal the specifications of the new handset. This is a recently-leaked image of the Huawei handset and has stirred quite an interest on the web.
Huawei smartphone image leaked
The image of Google Nexus that was posted by Google+ user Tissen Fu indicates the phone may have the camera on a bump, which stretches through the total panel width. Apart from the placement of the camera on the top-left side, the picture also revealed a dual-LED flash module. This has been reported in some earlier leaks as well. The new leaked image confirms earlier reports that suggested the phone may have front-facing speakers and a fingerprint sensor.
LG smartphone named “Bullhead”
While Fu has revealed leaked images of the Huawei phone, an employee of Google revealed images of the LG Nexus smartphone in his Google+ account. Though the image did not provide a lot of details on the specifications of the phone, it indicates that the handset would come with a 5MP camera.
This is not all, TechTastic has claimed the phone will be named “Bullhead” instead of LG-made Nexus. However, we will have to wait to hear from the makers for confirmation on all these details.… Read the rest
Online cab aggregator Ola has been leading the way for online taxi services. This time, the company has extended its mobile wallet services for users to shop on other e-commerce platforms. So far, Ola Money could be used to pay for rides booked on the service. Now, Ola Money can be used to make transactions on other e-commerce platforms. They have already partnered with Oyo Rooms and is in talks with Lenskart and Saavn.
Ola Money will follow Ola Store and Ola Cafe where the company ventured into the grocery and food businesses. Announcing Ola Money for other e-commerce portals, the company said that it is one of the top 3 mobile wallets in the company with 20 million customers.
The company said that Ola Money is an easy way to pay online with benefits of discounts and cashbacks to users. Ola Money head Rushil Goel said that the company is in talks with other merchants and is hopeful of growing their presence on other portals.
Ola Money is in its initial stages and the company is working to ensure that it works on all platforms smoothly. To sustain in mobile wallet business, they will have to compete with Paytm, which already boasts of 100 million users.… Read the rest
Google has finally added some new features tagged to their popular Maps. According to what we saw on the Android client for Google’s navigation and mapping offerings, you can gear up for Map previews besides offering a business shortcut. Last weekend, Google has started the test phase for allowing food related photograph uploads on Maps. What’s more — these new add-ons will be available for the Indian version too.
Google Maps saw an update to Android 9.13.0 version and will come enhanced with Street View option on the left bottom corner of the display screen. Once you tap it, the entire Street View of the region pops up. However, Street View has not yet arrived in India.
Adding new businesses too is a much acclaimed feature. In case you can see a business that is yet to see a listing, you simply need to click on “add a missing business” button at the navigation drawer bottom.
The Best Bits
A limited number of users are stating that Google Maps has finally finalised the Tablescape that has been in test zone since February. This means the capacity to add “foodographs” as we referred to above. The best bit for the end– Google is mulling over getting all public transport routes of Delhi integrated with a complete schedule into Maps.… Read the rest
For those who have not been able to purchase the Xbox One from Amazon India, they can now get it at any Microsoft retail store. Starting next month, the popular game console will no longer be restricted to Amazon stores.
Xbox one now at brick & mortar stores
According to sources, the sub-distributors have sufficient stock of this product and have also started with a trial run. As of now, the company has not approached any other retail stores to avoid piling up of unsold inventory, which happened with Xbox 360.
Microsoft earlier had to face several issues with the excess production of Xbox 360 consoles and all their measures to sell the stocks did not give positive results. That is why, they do not want to take any chances. Instead of distributing stocks through different sellers, they have decided to offer decent discounts to attract buyers.
Interactive Entertainment Business, Microsoft India director Anshu Mor said that the Xbox One consoles, games and accessories will be available with their priority resellers. While retailing on Amazon.in gave them scale, they will be selling at stores to give a world-class experience to customers.… Read the rest