What to expect from Netflix in India?

Viewers can now access the huge repertoire of domestic and international video contents courtesy Netflix that has arrived in India. The video content that is streamed by Netflix can be viewed on smartphones, laptops, tablets and television screens, a feature that keeps Netflix ahead of other similar companies operating in India. It can also be viewed on larger screens by using Apple TV and Playstation. Netflix exclusively produces a lot of globally popular contents, too.

Netflix in IndiaUncensored content

Considerable amount of uncensored content will be available but all contents streamed by Netflix are rated for the category of viewers that debar children from viewing adult contents. Although plenty of contents have been left out from the catalogue, the collection of new titles is laudable. Indian viewers would be happy to access contents that had remained out of bounds for them, till now.

Bollywood Films

Besides international titles, classic Bollywood films from Hum Aapke Hai Kaun to Piku find a place in the catalog and the process of enhancing the list is already on. Netflix provides a huge platform for independent cinema in India that can now overcome the problem of not finding enough screens to reach to viewers.

Smooth streaming and seamless viewing are assured.


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Apple iOS 9.0.2 Resolves A Lot Of Old Issues

Apple iOS 9.0.2Apple iOS 9.0.2 has received a new update, which has been rolled out to fix bugs and resolve issues of iCloud Back Up and iMessage activation. It will also fix issues of incorrect rotation of screen while receiving messages.

We updated the iPhone 6 soon after getting the update and saw many improvements on. No one can bypass the locked screen anymore, which was a major issue for many iPhone users. The security patch in the new update has fixed safety issues so your data, contacts, photos are completely secure.

There were complaints regarding the settings menu as well. We spoke to one of the users who told us that he was unable to get into the settings of phones. “I was not able to make any changes. With the new update, the issue has been fixed and I hope it stay like this,” he says.

iCloud backup concerns have also been taken care of.  “Oh, yes what a relief. There were times when the back-up would automatically stop if I started the manual back-up. I backed up my phone immediately after getting the update,” says Sunny Aggarwal.

The iMessage activation has also been fixed. Apparently, users we spoke to did not face any problems with iMessage but from Apple’s end it has been fixed.

Meanwhile, Apple’s recently released the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6 Plus phones, which have seen a record sale. The phones will be released in India on October 16.… Read the rest

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Is 3D Printing An Opportunity Or A Threat?

3d_Printing pros and consScientists and engineers are excited about 3D printing. It’s a breakthrough in the sense that it could be used to create costly things at a low cost, thus lowering the cost of manufacturing. The benefits should flow down to the end user because medical expenses or technical gadgets could become more affordable. However, live anything new, there are two sides to this too.

To begin with, 3D printing was being used by some engineers and technical experts since the 1980s. However, it has received hype only recently. The availability of 3D printers at cost-effective prices has allowed people to explore the benefits of this technology. Even US President Barack Obama spoke about it in one of his speeches. He said, “(3D printing) …has the potential to revolutionize the way we make almost anything.”

Reducing the complexity of medical science

With more viable and cost-effective 3D printing solutions coming to the market, it is expected that the benefits of this technology will spread to almost every field in the near future. Medical science and healthcare are expected to benefit significantly from this technology. Reports suggest that researchers are now  busy exploring the possibility of replacing complex human organs with 3D printed objects.

Some researchers at Princeton University have even printed a replica of the outer ear using silver nano particles, human cells and hydrogel. Therefore, it will not be wrong to expect that the new technology will bring some breakthrough changes in the medical stream.

Also known as additive manufacturing, 3D printing can also make a great difference to the lives of automotive engineers and industrial developers. They will be able to visualize the model or prototype of the product they manufacture, resulting in greater accuracy.


Also Read: The Most Fascinating 3D Printing Technologies:Fused Deposition vs Selective Laser Sintering 

Creative professionals are worried sick

Those who are working in the creative fields are worried about what 3D printing would do to their business. It is already being expected that the retail and sports sectors could also enjoy some significant changes if 3D printing becomes a more viable option in the coming times.

However, designers are worried that this technology could sound the death knell for creativity. Kayne West spoke about it on the show Keeping Up With The Kardashians,  “This is what I’m afraid of–because the Internet destroyed the music industry and now, this is what we’re afraid of right now with the textile industry.” He added, “There will come a time when people are making their shoes at home.”

Tell us what you think about this technology. Would it cause more harm than good? Would it be good to have a check on 3D printing practices?

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iOS 9 Makes Multitasking Easy On The Apple iPad

Now, iPad users can get more from their devices with the Apple iOS 9. The latest Apple operating system offers multitasking in a whole new way. It allows users to work on different apps simultaneously with the help of a split screen view that is easy to set up.

Multitasking is now possible in Apple iPad with iOS 9Multitasking is now simple

To work in split screen  mode, users first have to open any built-in app that supports this feature and then swipe it from the screen’s right edge to place it on one-third area of the screen. Now, open another app and swipe down from the top of the screen’s right to open an app list. Pick the app and then pull the black dividing bar towards the center of the screen. Adjust the size according to your convenience and work.

Split screen in picture-in-picture mode

A split screen can also be enabled in picture-in-picture mode. All you need to do is to open a video in the video app and tap the home button while playing it. The video will continue to play in a small window while you can use other apps in the rest of the screen area. Here too, you can adjust the screen as per your convenience and continue working.… Read the rest

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Windows 10 Preview Build Focuses On Photo sharing

Windows 10 mobile BuildTo further enhance user anticipation, Microsoft has launched an insider preview build of the Windows 10 Mobile. Called the Windows 10 Mobile Insider Preview Build 10536, it gives Windows insiders two updates—Build 10514 and Buld 10536.1000. According to a Windows blog, the latest update is delayed but comes with many surprises.

Firstly, it includes the Insider Hub yet again and fixes the Mobile hotspot functionality. Support has also been provided to include two more languages in the voice input—Japanese and English (India) for greater global acceptance. The latest update on this Windows 10 Mobile build also includes two-factor authentication and enhanced start time.

Improved Photo app

 The latest build is reportedly adding folder view options so that users can easily see pictures from their PC as well as OneDrive using a Photo app. Not just that, the new update will also allow users to access files in the SD card directly. When speaking of the latest release, Microsoft blogger Gabriel Aul said that the update will not only make photo viewing easier, but also much faster.

 New features for improved user experience

 Microsoft has also introduced the “one-handed mode” to the latest build, something that was earlier restricted to devices with large screens. Some new features users can expect from the build are setting quite hours and pinch/zoom maps.

 For now the build is just restricted to Windows insiders when they sign up. However, Iit is not recommended for those using Lumia 1020 as the preview build is not quite compatible with it. … Read the rest

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What is Google’s OnHub Router?

Earlier in the week, Google unveiled its latest Wi-Fi OnHub Router designed to solve connectivity issues that we face on an everyday basis. Despite the technological advancements over all these years, problems associated with routers continue.

What is Google's OnHub Router?OnHub features a unique antenna design, a smart software and an associated app that helps to adjust the router’s settings. All of this is meant to enable better networking facilities.

This is a sleek device with a cylindrical design. You can easily keep it on your table or shelf. The device is already available on Google Store. When you have Google’s OnHub router, W-Fi connectivity is enhanced.

Google OnHub has 13 Wi-Fi antennas placed in a circular manner. It uses a 1.4 GHz dual core processor to attain an expected speed of 1900 megabits per second. 

The router has been developed with China-based computer networking company TP-LINK. 

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Moto G (3rd Gen) In-Depth Review: Big On Performance, Smart On The Outside

Motorola has promised big with the latest 3rd Gen Moto G. While the G series has been on the block since the last two years, this model is better, faster and sassier. Wonder why? Check out our in-depth review.Motorola Launched Moto Xpress to Offer Doorstep Repair Service

Beginning The Dissection

For starters, we love the spick and span look—not premium wood back or hard core metal—but a snazzy plastic in black or white. With the updated version of the Android5.1.1 thrown in, the beginnings are sweet. The latest Moto G comes in two variants—an 8 GB storage version with 1 GB RAM at $180 and a 16 GB storage version with 2 GB RAM at $220.

While this pleases the pockets, you could be further pleased with the 5-incher beauty zinged up with 720p display clubbed with 1,280×720 pixel resolution. Oh yes, the Moto G 3rd Gen is also lightweight and sleek with 142.1 by 72.4 by 11.6 mm dimension. While the 5 incher size is not bulky, the crispness comes from the presence of front edge-to-edge Gorilla Glass. Motorola has innovated out of the blue with presence of a swappable shell.

Water Resistance To Floor Us

Finally, we have a phone that can be carried in the washroom and even as you sink in a tub. With IPX7 water resistance, the Moto G 3rd Gen is good to go under water unless you go swimming with it! On the insides, we cannot help but praise the sharp interface that comes with context sensitive assistance and lock-screen on single-touch notification. Motion-based options remind us of the note series from Samsung though.

Click Away To Glory

The hero of Moto G 3rd Gen is its 13 MP main clicker—touted as the best in the world by the maker. With Dual LED CCT flash, it comes with 1080p video recording, 30fps too. For selfie snapping, the 5 MP clicker on the front does not disappoint either. The intuitive factor on the camera app is average but it is jet fast!

Top Notch Performance

With 1.4 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor and 1 or 2 GB RAM, expect beefy doings on the handset. For 1 GB RAM, you get 8 GB storage onboard while it goes up manifold when you buy the 2 GB version. The 2,470 mAh non-removable battery is an improvement over the 2390 mAh we saw on the 2nd Gen Moto G earlier. Videos, games and browsing—combining all the three at once too makes your Moto G 3rd Gen last fairly long.

A Final Word

In addition, expect clear sound, ample noise cancellation and hardly any call drop on the handset that is 4G LTE-ready with Wi-Fi: 802.11 b/g/n onboard. There’s no turbo-charge feature for the charger, but then, with so much already in hand, do we need any more from the Moto G 3rd Gen?


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Apple’s Home Button saga- To Stay Or Not To Stay?

Rumors that Apple will give its much-loved home button a miss on its upcoming iPhone, makes us list the top reasons why it has GOT to stay on the iPhone 6S and the iPhone 7 as well.

Apple’s Home Button saga-  To Stay Or Not To Stay?Will iPhone Turn The Android Way?

The iPhone can be made more Android-ish but sans missing out on the physical button. The increase in screen size that comes about due to skipping a tangible input can barely compensate much since iPhones are not our usual Android wares such as the LG G series or the latest Motorola Moto series.

Apple could stick to the home button after all, much like Samsung did. It can only add extra functionality while allowing quick access to camera, search and other apps depending on the intensity of pressing on the button. Apple, are ‘ya listening?

Understanding The Toggle Switch

For those who own an iPhone and have not experienced Android experience, you must try and understand how a switch-toggle function works. Try operating a standard on-off switch on a Play Station 3 or 4. If Apple adopts something similar from Google, we are game but haptic feedback buttons are big turnoffs.Read the rest

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Moto G 3rd Gen Specs Impressive With IPX Display And Power Processor

The Motorola 3rd Generation flagship phone Moto G released Wednesday and fans are already going gaga over its stellar features such as IPX7 certification, water resistance and higher processing. With a textured back, the handset is stylish and has a 5-inch screen. The Corning Gorilla Glass 3 is an icing as are the good viewing angles. Motorola X Style Comes Loaded With 21 MP Snapper

Moto G 3rd Gen specs

On the inside, Moto G 3rd Gen  runs Android 5.1.1 on a 2GB RAM. This is clubbed with a storage of 16GB. What is better is that the Moto G 3rd Gen comes with 4G capacity with Dual SIM support. The maker promises 10 hours and 46 minutes standby time even with video viewing, thanks to a powerful Snapdragon 410 SoC processor and 2570 mAh battery.


The main shutter comes for 13 MP with HDR and autofocus support. While we are not too happy with low light pics clicked with the Moto G 3rd Gen main camera, the selfie cam of 5MP is satisfactory. The Moto G 3rd Gen houses the Moto Display feature like on the Moto X Gen. 2. This means notifications are on display even on sleep mode for the phone. … Read the rest

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