While you are busy using apps on your phone to enhance battery, manage fitness or use interesting things, here’s something you might have missed. There are many apps that you can use to make working easier. We look at the top 5 business apps that make daily work a real breeze.
Here are top 5 highly recommended business apps:
Dropbox: It gets annoying when you lose your files while writing or editing. Dropbox automatically syncs your file and stores it for viewing next time. It offers upto 2 GB storage. You can also save your files and videos for an additional space of 3GB. You can buy more space by shelling out a few dollars. I save all my data in Dropbox and I think there is nothing better than this when it comes to storing digital files.
Mint.com: Want someone else to a keep track of your spending and saving, let Mint.com do it. The app tells you how to save money and creates a monthly budget based on your needs.
Trip It: For those who are regular business travellers, Trip It is a must have app. It lets you plan and share your itineraries. What you need is send the emails of different bookings to firstname.lastname@example.org and it will organize everything for you.
Adobe Reader: This is another app which lets you read and access files comfortably. It helps you highlight, underline and strike off the unwanted things. The best part, it allows to you to add a signature as well.
Microsoft Office: Be prepared to open files in different formats with the Microsoft Office app for phones and tablets. It includes Word, Powerpoint and Excel with large and convenient buttons.
Free Wi-Fi at railway stations will soon become a reality. Indian Railways has collaborated with Google to create free Wi-Fi zone across 400 railway stations. The users will be able to browse on the go and chat/skype with the friends as they commute.
However, the flip side to this free Wi-Fi access is that speed will be reduced after 34 minutes. The passengers will be able to connect to Wi-Fi after verifying their no. The project is at the moment in its initial stage.
Once implemented it will drastically change the way the Indians travel. We asked some daily commuters about the how they feell about free Wi-Fi facility. Here is what they have to say:
Rikhil Singh who commutes daily from Ghaziabad to Delhi says, “ t will allow me to catch up on the latest news. I ama huge cricket buffand with free Wi-Fi. I will be able to stream the matches, without missing a single shot.”
“Sometimes when I get late from work, I have to miss my favorite serial, with Wi-Fi I will be able to stream it and watch as I travel, “ says banker, Mrs Kusum who is a daily passenger.
For Businessman Karunesh Verma, maintaining work life balance will be easy. As with the ease of free Wi-Fi, he will be able to finish the pending office work in the train.
The free Wi-Fi will also provide travellers the real time travelling information. The travellers will also be able to relax and chat with their family and friends as they wait to catch their respective trains.
Free Wi-Fi on railway station is just a step closer to modernisation… we are indeed evolving. … Read the rest
Porsche released its latest Mission E concept car at the Frankfurt Motor Show in Germany. This vehicle, which is expected to outrun the Tesla, comprises two electric motors and generates 600 horsepower. Porsche has said that this concept render could be available for sale in another 5 years.
Mission E Specifications
This concept car has been designed as a sedan, complete with four seats and four doors. The all-electric car will probably come with 600 HP system power and can zoom from 0 to 60 mph in less than 3.5 seconds.
The battery soaks up 80 percent power within 15 minutes of charge time. With this charge, it would be able to drive for around 400 km, a company release suggests. With a 800 volt drive infrastructure, this car is expected to have a futuristic performance.
The cabin in this concept car comes with high-end features such as an eye-tracker and an OLED-curved dashboard display. It also allows the display to adjust depending on the position of the driver’s seat. Better still, the car can even understand the driver’s mood thanks to a camera provided on the rear-view mirror.
What Porsche Says?
Porsche global head of research and development Wolfgang Hatz has admitted that they have been asked why there has been no effort to make an electric car for so long now. As of now, there is no news about the plausible pricing ofthe car. Hatz signed off saying, “The Porsche is always worth its price”.… Read the rest
The Digital India programme initiated by the Narendra Modi government will change the future of India while also uniting the country, said Ravi Shankar Prasad, the Minister for Communication and Information Technology at Gurgaon on Monday. He was there for the launch of a scheme from Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited for internet broadband users who will now be able to surf the web at speeds of at least 2Mbps.
India’s Phone User Sector
He also asserted that Modi desires to provide all governmental facilities via smartphones in the near future. Close to 98 crore people use mobile phones in India and the total figure of phone users inclusive of mobiles and land lines stand at 102 crore. Out of these, Indian users with internet stand at 35 crore.
Modi’s IT Formula
Modi’s new thumb rule is IT+IT=IT, that is, India’s Talent + Information Technology = India of Tomorrow. Prasad stated that IT is primarily used in the big cities primarily but the government intends to implement rural Business Process Outsourcing systems for mass-scale implementation. The scheme will see establishment of close to 480 call centers. About the BSNL scheme launched, the Minister says, “This scheme is expected to attract new customers for subscribing BSNL Broadband customers in an affordable manner.” This is a milestone for BSNL that had launched its broadband services back in the year 2005 with speeds of 256Kbps.… Read the rest
The popular messaging platform WhatsApp has reached 900 million active users this week. Could this make the messaging app a real business model? Facebook board member and WhatsApp co-founder Jan Koum yesterday announced that they have reached 900 million users but did not give any hint on their plans to transform it into a business model.
WhatsApp reaches 900 million active users
WhatsApp became tremendously popular since its introduction to the market in 2009. Of the 900 million registered users, 100 million registrations were made in just five months.
Though the company has achieved some great feats in the last few months, it has not been able to make a successful presence in the United States. If the company wants to grow as an economic model, it will have to increase base in the US as well.
Facebook to monetize WhatsApp
Facebook’s US$19 billion deal with WhatsApp is always considered one of the significant acquisitions in Silicon Valley. Mark Zuckerbarg has already mentioned that the platform would be monetized as and when it reaches 1 billion active users.
Though there is no confirmation from the company, it is believed that it will be clubbed with Facebook Messenger to make it feasible. WhatsApp has so far strictly followed, “No Ads, No Games, No Gimmicks” policy and is expected to retain that even after transforming it into an economic model. … Read the rest
Motorola is all set to get a control of the smartwatch market by launching the new Moto 360 on Wednesday at the IFA 2015 hosted in Berlin. The new wearable comes with a premium look that is expected to compel trendy users to get it in their collection instead of the traditional watches.
Available in cases of two-different sizes
Keeping in mind the different types of choices, the watch is made available in two different sizes. One of which is priced at $299, while the other is priced at $429. The price will not just vary with the size but also with the type of band users select for their watch. Even though it is a unisex watch, the company has planned 42mm case design for women 42mm as well as 46mm for men. Yet, 42mm watch suits best on slimmer wrist.
Apart from design, the makers are also careful about the sturdiness of the device and has used 316L aircraft-grade stainless steel for its manufacture. The screen is protected with a Corning Gorilla Glass.
While the look of the Moto 360 has created a hype among the users, many are excited to know about the light weight of the device. Though the device has been unveiled officially, it can now be booked only in the United States as global launch is planned in the coming days. The price may also change during the global launch. … Read the rest
‘Slide to Unlock’, one of the defining features found in an Apple iPhone has been denied a patent according to the Federal Court of Appeals at Karlsruhe in Germany. The upper court has upheld the 2013 verdict of a German lower court. While rejecting Apple’s appeal of patenting the feature, the verdict even mentioned that a similar technique was used by Neonode Inc., a Swedish company, even before the first iPhone was launched in the year 2007.
‘Slide to unlock’ is not a patent of Apple
The verdict has come as a setback for the company, which is reported to be gearing up for the launch of new iPhones in a couple of weeks. However, the Apple office in Germany has not released any official statement in response to this verdict.
With a few days left for the launch of the rumored iPhone handsets, the company may be busy adding some ground-breaking features to make the device unique.
Even though Apple did not make any comment, the verdict is surely to be a cause of rejoice for Motorola, who originally challenged Apple’s claim for patenting the ‘Slide to Unlock’ feature. Samsung joined Motorola initially but later decided to withdraw their support.
The popular fashion brand of Ralph Lauren is all set to introduce a smarter PoloTech shirt for the fashion lovers, who are equally conscious about their health. The new addition to the wearable technology product list is priced at $295 (19, 470 INR), which is a bit hefty apparently.
“PoloTech smartshirt” for better health
Though the “PoloTech smartshirt”appears to be bit hefty, it includes some of the most used smartphone applications to ensure healthy living. Once it is worn, it can provide accurate reports of heart rate, movement intensity, breathing depth, stress level, steps taken, energy output as well as calorie burnt by the wearer. Made of silver fibers, the crew-neck shirt is all set to be launched on Thursday, August 27 with the sensors are placed just next to the skin. However, it would not cause any negative impact on the wearer’s skin.
The executive vice-president at Ralph Lauren Corporation, David Lauren has high expectations from this new “Ralph Lauren PoloTech shirt” and said it would change people’s look at fashion or apparels. According to Lauren, the new shirt will help people to lead a healthier life. The shirt is compatible with iPad or iPhone and make data transmission with help of “black box”enabled with Bluetooth. … Read the rest
Google has been trying to stand out of the regular crowd with its Project Ara. However, things have taken a turn such that too unconventional a thing could lead you into hot water. According to inside scoop, the latest upcoming phone from Google might just allow you to swap all its main components. Despite its best design algorithms, this is one thing the maker is finding hard to achieve. A latest tweet from the Project Ara team at Google says, “No more electro-permanent magnets.”
This concept is a challenge now and the maker is working on redoing the entire framework of Project Ara such that it can join all the modules together. More so, Google needs to create a phone that does not fall apart when it hits the floor. Therefore, the durability factor is something at stake here.
The creators of Project Ara say that they are in process of testing the signature experience for attaching its modules. While there is no clarity on what this means we know that Ara will debut much later. There is no official launch date yet. Keep watching this space for more updates.
Now that we are almost certain that a new Google Nexus 6 is on the way, rumors are rife about its expected price and features. While there is no official report of the expected features or price of the phone, some leaks reveal that it will come with a 5.7-inch WQHDS AMOLED display. This will be a Huawei Google Nexus 6 and therefore, we expect to see a lot of turnaround on the features.
Leaks available on the web indicate that the latest Google Nexus 6 will feature an enticing 21 MP rear camera. Like many other modern smartphones, the Google Nexus 6 2015 is also reportedly going to feature a wireless charging option, which is a sought-after feature for most users.
PhoneArena has even reported that the phone will feature fingerprint sensors at the back. Not only that, it is also expected to feature dual speakers in front along with USB Type-C connectivity. These features would make it really user friendly.
Unofficial renderings available so far also indicate that the phone will feature an all-metal body. However, the price of the phone is still under cover and is expected to be on the higher side, yet not exorbitant.
Google is tight-lipped about the launch of the new phone. While there is also no confirmation on the release date, we expect it to come around October or November. This year, the company is expected to release Nexus 5 and Nexus 6 at the same time.