Monday, 31 March 2014

Intel India announced Rs 5.7 lakh Ph.D. fellowship programme

Intel India announced Rs 5.7 lakh Ph.D. fellowship programme
Intel, the world’s largest chipmaker, today announced a fellowship of Rs 5.7 lakh to enhance Ph.D. programmes and boost quality research in India. The Intel Ph.D. sponsorship programme will provide research opportunities for students in cutting edge technology and a platform for sharing industry knowledge and mentoring from senior technology leaders at the chipmaker, the company said in a release.
Selected candidates will be awarded a fellowship of up to Rs 5.7 lakh for a period of up to four years and includes student stipend, contingency research and a travel grant to attend conferences and research forums.
The programme will provide the best in industry fellowships, research travel grants and contingency grants to selected students, it added.
It is part of Intel’s higher education programme and will be available for eligible students from the academic year starting July 2014.
The higher education programme builds collaboration with engineering and research institutions, universities and the government, reaching more than 235,000 students and 4,500 faculties across 550 institutions to date. It is aimed at bridging the gap between academia and industry standards and promoting innovation and entrepreneurship.
Globally, the fellowship programme was started in the early 1990s by Intel co-founder Gordon Moore to recognise and honour top students pioneering research in all areas that would benefit humankind.
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IBM to open a new research lab in Bangalore

IBM to open a new research lab in Bangalore
Global IT major IBM Friday announced investing $100 million to set eight new labs worldwide, including one in India for enabling its clients work with experts in design, mobile and digital marketing. “We will open the new labs in Bangalore, Beijing, Groningen (Netherlands), London, Melbourne, New York, Sao Paulo and Shanghai to provide our clients an opportunity to work with our researchers and consultants on design, data and analytics,” the US-based company said in a statement.
The company also plans to hire about 1,000 employees for the labs to help its clients develop personalized models of engagement through the consulting model fusing strategy, data and design.
“The new interactive labs will make multi-discipline experts available to help companies recreate their customer experience,” IBM global business services vice-president Bridget van Kralingen said in the statement.
Multi-discipline teams in the labs will analyze business challenges and jointly develop solutions that integrate next-generation mobile, social, analytics and cloud technologies. “As our clients redefine how they engage with their customers or employees, they discover that the traditional digital agency model has limits. We are closing these gaps by integrating our world-class design and research with our strength in big data,” Kralingen noted.
The company plans to open additional labs in future to support the global demand for data-driven experiences. As hallmarks of its consulting practice, the new labs will enable companies to engage with their customers in new ways.
“Our researchers are developing capabilities to harness the value of data to help clients create personalized experiences, while designers are working with clients to develop the design that makes a difference in business outcomes,” Kralingen said.
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BlackBerry to launch 3 new high-end devices

BlackBerry to launch 3 new high-end devices with keyboards and BBM on desktops as part of “keyboard centric” strategy
BlackBerry’s CEO John Chen has revealed that the company is planning on launching three new high-end devices boasting a keyboard in the coming 18 months. Going against the norms of launching an all-touch device, Chen says this move is a way to win back the company’s keyboard aficionados, Reuters reports.
Speaking to the publication on the sidelines of the earnings call on Friday, Chen revealed how the company’s focus is going to be “very keyboard centric.” In addition to launching smartphones with keyboards, BlackBerry is also looking at bringing the popular BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) to desktops.
BlackBerry’s BB10 devices haven’t had the best of times though and Chen further revealed that they had only managed to sell 1.1 million handsets in the last quarter. In the past few weeks, BlackBerry has slashed prices of BB10 devices in India like the Z10 and the Z30 in a bid to boost sales. The move seems to have worked as the Z10 sold out and had to be restocked.
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Learn How to use Whatsapp On PC as well

Guys as you know Whatsapp is the most Popular Messanger available in the Market for Mobile Phones.Unfortunately if you dont own a Smart phone then you might not be able to use whatsapp. But don’t worry today we Will learn How to use Whatsapp On PC as well.
You can Use it On both Windows and Mac.
Let us see how to use Whatsapp on window and Mac PC.
To Run Whatsapp on Pc, We will Require Android Emulator, Android Emulator Helps us to Run Whatsapp on PC.
Step 1: Youwave And Bluestack Are the Two Android Emulator which enable us to Run Whatsapp or any other Android
App on PC.
Step 2: If you Go for Bluestack then Download and install it, then run the Bluestack and Click on ” Apps “
Then Click on the Tab ” Social ” and select ” Whatsapp ” and Install it.
Step 3: If you Go for Youwave which I am Using On My PC then just download  and install.
Now download Whatsapp.apk and move the downloaded file to PC directory.

To Check PC’s Directory, Open Youwave click on help > Instruction. Now move your whatsapp.apk file in to that directory . Then Click on View then Redraw Icons. Now You will see Whatsapp icon .

After Installing Whatsapp on Youwave or Bluestack you have to enter Mobile number which is not used earlier For Whatsapp account.  Then they will take 5 Minutes to verify and will send you Code. Enter that code and thats all.

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Thursday, 27 March 2014

HTC launches flagship smartphone One M8

HTC has unveiled its latest flagship smartphone HTC One (M8) at an event in New York and London on March 25, 2014. Though we could not make it to the launch event we did get the device for an hour or so before the official launch. HTC One (M8) will be launched in India in second week of April and around that time its price will also be unveiled. Here is our first impression about the device.
What do the specs say?
The all new HTC One (HTC M8) that will be made available in India will be a TDD LTE ready smartphone. That means it will support LTE services from Airtel and Reliance Jio. It runs on Google Android KitKat operating system and on the processor front it has a quad-core Snapdragon 801 system chip which is same as that found in Samsung Galaxy S5 and the Sony Xperia Z2. As far as the memory department is concerned it has 2GB RAM, 16 GB internal memory and a micro SD card slot which can accommodate whooping 128 GB card.
In the camera department there are lots of thing that HTC is doing for the first time. HTC One (M8) is the first device from HTC that will have a 4 megapixel UltraPixel resolution rear camera paired with a secondary rear sensor to improve depth and add the ability to refocus your shots after they've been taken. HTC calls this complete setup as dual camera and it will also be accompanied with a dual colour LED flash. If you love taking selfies HTC will not disappoint you. M8 has 5 megapixel front camera as well.
HTC one (M8) will also have IR (infrared) blaster which will help in doubling up your smartphone as an remote control for television, air conditioners, music systems and so on.
The all new One (M8) features a big 5-inch display with a resolution of 1080p HD with protection of Gorilla Glass 3. This flagship device will also get the latest Sense 6 user interface.
How does it look and feel?
In the first look HTC One (M8) will look just like HTC One with better metal finishing but once you hold the device and closely observe it you find the difference.
At the rear it has more curved that HTC One that makes it comfortable to hold and fits in the palm quite well. Also, Aluminium unibody with a smooth metal finish gives the device a premium look which it is meant to be.
The front panel of HTC One (M8) has a 5 inch display along with a 5 megapixel camera on the top and three capacitive on-screen buttons at the bottom rather than just below the display. In the front panel you will also find HTC BoomSound dual front-facing speakers on either side of the screen.
On the back panel you will find the dual camera along with dual flash which looks quite elegant. In HTC One (M8) the physical keys power on/off and volume rocker that are placed in the top panel and side panel respectively. They are not raised and gel with the design of the phone. This also protects the keys from getting damaged during day to day usage. In the side panel you will also find micro SIM Slot and micro SSD card slot. Since M8 has a unibody design 2600mAh battery is not removable. The 3.5 mm jack and micro USB port are placed in the bottom panel. In a nutshell, HTC One (M8) has a trendy design and one can flaunt his device.
Does it have a good display screen?
The HTC One comes with a 5 inch display with full HD resolution like most of the high-end devices available. We did check the visibility in bright sunlight and were happy with the output. We easily manage to operate it under bright sun light and response to touch was never an issue.
Dot View case
Most of the times flip covers just don't match the smarthones in design, look and feel. I guess HTC knew this quite well because for M8 they have come up with a unique dot view case.
This case can be accessed by just double tapping and one can check the time, weather, new texts, emails and calls - without opening the flip cover. HTC Dot View phone case protects the screen,along with displaying notifications and interactions in a retro, dot-matrix style.
Is the camera of HTC One (M8) its USP?
HTC One (M8) is the first device from HTC's stable to have a dual rear camera and dual coloured flash to help in better colour reproduction. It has a 4 megapixel UltraPixel resolution rear camera which comes along with a secondary rear sensor just above the primary camera to improve depth and add the ability to refocus your shots after they've been taken. It also has a 5 megapixel front camera for video chatting and taking selfies.
To use the dual camera one doesn't have to do anything everything is done automatically. One just needs to click the picture and after that one needs to open gallery to apply effects like post-capture focusing, a depth map, insert someone in the picture, gives themes to clicked pictures and so on. The camera interface comes with six shooting modes - regular, video, Zoe, front camera, Dual capture and a 360-degree panorama mode.
We clicked few pictures from the rear camera in different light conditions and modes. The shots that were taken in bright light were just amazing with sharp detailing and good colour reproduction. In the dim lit conditions pictures were decent but not great.
What is their in new interface: Sense 6.0?
The major attraction of new Sense UI 6 in HTC One (M8) is that it will allow you to power device using two different methods - double tap and swipe. The new navigation will sport a colour coded navigation e.g. blue can be for messages and red can be for calls. When one is unlocking the phone using swipe one can either open blink feed or menu section depending upon the right or left swipe used to initiate the action.
Over all the Sense 6 looks good but require in depth review before we can a pass a judgement on it. Nonetheless fonts, size of the icons and camera button look good in the new UI.
First impression
HTC One (M8) is a beautifully crafted smartphone and can be a head turner. The camera takes amazing pictures in bright lighting but in low lighting conditions it was found wanting.
We were not able to test the performance of the device but we are sure with the kind of hardware it has it will be glitch free. The only thing that needs to be watched out is what will be its price of HTC One (M8) in India when it is launched in second week of April. We are of the opinion that if it is priced lesser than Rs 40,000 it will be a great buy.
What's your take, is it cool or not?  Leave your comments below.
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Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Facebook in $2 Billion Deal for Virtual Reality Company

Facebook sees the future — a 3-D virtual world where you feel as if you are hanging out with your friends rather than staring at their pictures.
To fulfill that vision, the company announced on Tuesday that it had reached a $2 billion agreement to buy Oculus VR, the maker of a virtual reality headset. It’s a bet that a technology commonly associated with science fiction can help eventually turn social networking into an immersive, 3-D experience.
Virtual reality technologies give people the illusion that they are physically present in a digital world.
Mark Zuckerberg, a co-founder and the chief executive of Facebook, said the deal reflected his belief that virtual reality could be the next big computing platform after mobile, a technology the company has spent most of the last several years adapting to, for the most part successfully. Facebook’s deal came as a surprise, because Oculus, a small start-up that has not yet shipped a product to the broader public, is working on what some view as a niche technology aimed at hard-core video game players.
Mr. Zuckerberg, though, said Facebook had much bigger plans for its acquisition. “Imagine enjoying a courtside seat at a game, studying in a classroom of students and teachers all over the world or consulting with a doctor face to face — just by putting on goggles in your home,” Mr. Zuckerberg wrote in a post on Facebook.
With the deal, Facebook is the latest Silicon Valley company to invest in wearable hardware that reimagines how people will one day interact with information and other forms of content. Google has taken a different approach with Glass, its high-tech eyewear that overlays maps, messages and other data on a transparent lens in front of people’s eyes, through which they can still view their surroundings.
The acquisition is one of several bets that Facebook, with about 1.2 billion users worldwide, is making in its effort to anticipate the future and secure its dominance of social communication.
For example, last month, the company announced it would buy WhatsApp, a mobile messaging app, for $16 billion plus as much as $3 billion in future payouts. That purchase was a bet on the fast growth in mobile messages, a type of one-to-one communication that largely bypasses Facebook.
More recently, the company has tried to leverage its strong position in mobile applications into new mobile markets, and Mr. Zuckerberg seemed to suggest that Oculus, which now requires the horsepower of a personal computer, could one day work on mobile devices.
James McQuivey, an analyst with Forrester Research, questioned Facebook’s strategy in buying Oculus, because he does not believe virtual reality has compelling applications beyond gaming.
“The fit is so poor,” he said. “You could easily have done some kind of partnership.”
And Brian Blau, an analyst with the research firm Gartner who worked in virtual reality over two decades ago, said that back then, “Virtual reality had hip, hype and hope.” He added, “Unfortunately the story is still the same today.”
Oculus Rift, the headset Oculus VR is developing, is a boxy set of goggles that envelops the eyes of its wearers, completely surrounding their field of view with high-resolution screens that create 3-D images. Motion sensors in the headset track the movement of a person’s head, shifting their view on the screen and creating the feeling that the wearer has an active presence in a virtual world.
Brendan Iribe, a co-founder and the chief executive of Oculus VR, said Facebook would be able to use the technology to allow avatars representing its members to interact with one another — perhaps by socializing at online parties.
“If you can see somebody else, and your brain believes they’re right in front of you, you get goosebumps,” he said. “You start to realize how big this could be.”
For tech fanatics, virtual reality is a long-running dream that has never quite made the leap from Star Trek and other science fiction fantasies into a product that ordinary people would buy. It has made modest inroads in some industrial and medical applications — for treating post-traumatic stress disorder in veterans, for example.
There is hope among virtual reality aficionados that now may finally be the technology’s moment. Essential components for virtual reality headsets, like high-resolution screens and motion sensors, are now relatively cheap and plentiful because of the boom in mobile devices, allowing companies like Oculus VR to make higher-quality, better-priced products than those in the past.
Oculus has sold more than 75,000 of its headsets to game developers, but has not announced when it will release a version to the public.
Sony recently said that it, too, would create a virtual reality headset for its PlayStation 4 game console.
Facebook is paying $400 million in cash and about $1.6 billion in stock for Oculus, with up to $300 million more depending on Oculus’s performance.
Antonio Rodriguez, an Oculus board member and general partner at Matrix Partners, one of the two largest institutional investors in the company, said in an interview that Facebook had promised that Oculus could operate largely autonomously within the larger company, much as do WhatsApp and the photo-sharing service Instagram, which Facebook acquired in 2012.
Although Facebook plans to continue the development of Oculus’s gaming hardware, there are many other applications longer term. “People will build a model of a place far away and you’ll go see it,” Mr. Zuckerberg said during a conference call. “It’s like teleporting.”
About 40 percent of the time that people spend online on computers is on gaming, Mr. Zuckerberg said, and 40 percent is on social communication.
“You need to fuse both of those together,” he said.
According to a person involved in the deal who was not allowed to speak publicly because he was not authorized by either company, Facebook eventually plans to redesign the Oculus hardware and rebrand it with a Facebook interface and logo.
Some developers were not happy about the deal. “We were in talks about maybe bringing a version of Minecraft to Oculus,” said Markus Persson, creator of the popular game, on Twitter. “I just cancelled that deal. Facebook creeps me out.”
Palmer Luckey, the 21-year-old co-founder of Oculus VR, said Facebook’s huge audience and resources would help give the technology backing that it has never had before. “This is the best shot virtual reality has ever had and probably will ever have,” he said.
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Monday, 24 March 2014

Bill Gates predicts iPad and Android users will switch to PC tablets

Users 'frustrated' by limitations of devices, says Microsoft co-founder, implying many will look to move to Surface products.Bill Gates has said many iPad users are frustrated with the devices and is optimistic about the future for PC-tablets.
Users of iPad and Android tablets might not have noticed, but a lot of them are "frustrated" because they "can't type, they can't create documents, they don't have [Microsoft] Office there". At least according to Bill Gates, who three years ago said of the iPad: "there's nothing on the iPad I look at and say 'Oh, I wish Microsoft had done it.'"
But with total iPad sales since April 2010 already past 141m, and total tablet sales according to IDC at 253m – of which fewer than 2m are the Surface RT or Surface Pro – one might wonder whether he's right.
Gates also says that a key problem for Microsoft in trying to grow its business in China is levels of piracy within government and large businesses there – a problem that it doesn't face elsewhere – and which has made it a "disaster" for revenue growth.
Gates – who is also a member of the board of Berkshire Hathaway, led by the legendary investor Warren Buffett – said Windows 8 is part of a blurring of the distinction between the PC and the tablet.
But he also thinks that many users of iPads – and, by extension, Android tablets – are frustrated because "they can't type, they can't create documents, they don't have Office there". That, he implies, means it's only a matter of time before Surface and other PC-tablet hybrids grab that market.
"Windows 8 is revolutionary in that it takes the benefits of a tablet and the benefits of a PC, and it's able to support both of those – so if you have Surface, Surface Pro, you've got that portability of a tablet but the richness of a PC in terms of the keyboard, Microsoft Office of a PC," Gates explained, when he was asked what's happening to the PC market – which, despite its swoons, still generates about $80bn (£51.4bn) in revenues annually.
"So, as you say, PCs are a big market. It's going to be harder and harder to distinguish products whether they're tablets or PCs, with Windows 8, Microsoft is trying to gain share in what has been dominated by the iPad-type device.
"But a lot of those users are frustrated, they can't type, they can't create documents, they don't have Office there, so we're providing them with the benefits of something they've seen and made that a big category, but without giving up what they expect in a PC."
According to IDC, the Surface crept into the top five tablet devices during the first quarter of 2013 with 900,000 shipments, giving it a 1.9% share. But Microsoft has plans to expand its distribution and to revamp the Surface, with stories emerging of a new version in June – possibly offering a 7in form factor.
Asked in the interview about Apple's plummeting stock price, and whether rumours that it will have a "lost decade" like Microsoft with slower growth, Gates doesn't mention Tim Cook by name, and gives an equivocal response: "Well, with tech companies, whoever's the leader is always questioned – [commentators] say is this the end of [the company], and there's more times people think that's the case than it really is the case, and eventually [the commentators are] right, and they say: 'Oh, we said these people would have challenges.'"
But that's because the competitive landscape is changing: "we have some amazingly strong companies – Apple, Google, Microsoft – and companies coming up like Amazon, Facebook; Samsung to some degree belongs in that mix.
"If you do deep software both on the client, and deep services – if you have things that are unique for businesses, which is a particular strength for Microsoft, the software business is an amazing business to be in, both in terms of growth and the profitability dynamics."
Finally he's asked about China, where slow growth has been a problem for Microsoft for years: an estimated 77% of the Windows and Office software used there is pirated. As Steve Ballmer has in the past, Gates ascribes that to piracy levels – though he goes further than Ballmer has by putting the blame on large institutions there.
"Well, China has been a disaster if you say per unit of your product that gets used, how much do you get paid," Gates explains. "It's been over 10:1 versus the United States, and even by 4:1 versus India, so it is a uniquely high piracy market. Now, the trendline [is], that number's been coming down somewhat."
But the unusual element, he explains, is: "The place we have piracy in China that we don't have piracy in most of the rest of the world is government institutions, state-owned enterprises and large businesses. All over the world, you have the challenges when you get down to the consumer, even to some degree small business, but here we have a challenge with these large entities. It is improving, but fairly slowly, so there's a constant dialogue with the companies, the government about these large entities, how to get compliance rates up to be higher."
Are you agree with Bill Gates. Share your comments with us.
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Sunday, 23 March 2014

Windows 8.1 update 1: What's in Microsoft's latest Windows update

Window 8.1

It would be fair to say, at this point, that Windows 8 has not been a success. Beyond the typically harsh technology community, even the everyday users of Windows 8 are not content.
The fragmentation between the elements of Windows 7 that made it into Windows 8 and the more 'Modern UI'/Metro elements are confusing, with basic Microsoft products such as the Office suite awkwardly flipping between the two states.
Things that people loved, such as the Start Menu, have been removed and replaced with a more Windows Phone-style Start screen, signaling a change of focus on Microsoft's part from desktop to tablet - a change that is not intrinsically good.
Things that people loved, such as the Start Menu, have been removed and replaced with a more Windows Phone-style Start screen, signaling a change of focus on Microsoft's part from desktop to tablet - a change that is not intrinsically good.
Thankfully, Microsoft has been listening and produced Windows 8.1, which made amends for some of the features that were omitted, or removed, from previous versions of Windows. Unfortunately, 8.1 didn't go all the way in fixing Windows as it currently is, which is why Microsoft is going to release Windows 8.1 Update 1 (a mouthful, to say the least).
A copy of Update 1 was accidentally leaked by Microsoft itself on its software updates page but will be formally announced at Build 2014. Here we'll take a look at what's new.
What's new in Update 1 With Update 1, Microsoft has aimed to create an operating system that will work better on low-range hardware, requiring only 1GB of RAM and 16GB of mass storage to run (Windows 8.1 required at least 2GB of RAM and 32GB of mass storage).
The focus is obviously on spreading Windows across as many PCs as possible, especially in business where Microsoft is considered to be losing its edge against Android and Apple tablets and smartphones.
Microsoft has also moved the software power button onto the home screen for easier access, as well as chafing the right-click behaviour when clicking on the Live Tiles or Modern UI elements of the OS. Right-clicking now brings up a regular Windows context menu, even in Modern UI apps, as opposed to the options pane as before.
OS mismatch Unfortunately this introduces yet more fragmentation, as the new contextual options don't always match those within the app. While many users won't notice, it does further increase the sense that Microsoft has essentially bolted two OSes onto each other and called it a day.
With Windows 8, Microsoft chose to rather turn their backs on keyboard and mouse users, choosing instead to hastily focus on the touchscreen aspect of the OS. Update 1 goes some way to retrace their steps and make features which were previously difficult to access with a mouse far easier to find.
We've used a Microsoft Surface Pro 2 with both fingers and a mouse, so it's easy to see how neglected laptop and desktop users would feel. Some operations that were easily completed with your finger would take multiple mouse movements and clicks before being completed on a desktop.
Desktop boot Another added bonus for desktop users is the ability to boot directly to the desktop, meaning you can use Windows 8.1 as you would have used Windows 7. Internet Explorer also shows the tabs and address bar by default, again cutting down the clicks. Clicking on photos and videos in the desktop mode opens them in the desktop, not Metro, apps, too.
Not all of Windows 8.1 Update 1's changes are positive, however. Microsoft have decided to make the taskbar accessible throughout the OS, regardless of which environment — Modern UI or classic Windows — you're in.
Summoning the taskbar in Modern UI apps forces the taskbar to overlay over the bottom of the content, obscuring some of it from view and click-ability. Not only is the implementation ugly, but it is also a usability nightmare and something Microsoft should address before releasing Update 1 to the public.
OneDrive SkyDrive has been rebranded to OneDrive and is making its debut in Update 1, however, very little has changed from the SkyDrive app in Windows 8.1.
While Windows 8.1 Update 1 doesn't address all of the issues that users have with the operating system, it certainly goes some way towards amending some of the more gaping holes. Desktop, and laptop, is now easier with the integration of the two modes — desktop and Metro — becoming a little closer.
The fact that Microsoft is even considering an Update 1 is a sign of progress, having left previous OSes for years without major updates. Choosing to follow Apple's yearly update calendar will serve Microsoft well in the eyes of their users, and that's what matters.
Posted By : Gizmeon

Thursday, 20 March 2014

How to Speed Up Your Android Phones Up To 200%

Android phones
Are you tired of your slow working Android phone ?Does your device take a long time to launch any app or start a program? If yes, then you need to try ways so that you are able to speed up the performance of your phone and revive it back. Slow working not only brings down the interest level of the user but offer a bad experience as well. That is why it is necessary to adopt the different ways so that the performance improves and the people are able to enjoy a seamless experience of using the Android phones.
Here are some of the excellent ideas that you can try to boost the performance of your Android devices.
  1. Clean App Cache
Continuous use of the apps or the programs writes them in the app cache thus occupying the necessary space and making your device slow. If you clean the app cache, you will definitely feel the difference in the working of your phones. To clear the unnecessary space, just go to the Settings menu and find the property page of any specific app. Now tap the clear cache button and you will be able to clear the memory. The same step can be performed for all the apps time to time.
  1. Uninstall the unused apps
Uninstall the apps which you do not use because it consumes the memory of your phone thus reducing the performance. Uninstalling the apps from your Android devices is quite easy so make sure that you disable the unused apps as they run in the background consuming the battery as well as the memory space both.
  1. Remove widgets and shortcuts
More the number of widgets and shortcuts on your screen, the slower will be your phone. So try to remove the shortcuts or the widgets which are not required. This will help in overcoming the performance issues to a great extent. To remove the app, just hold your finger on it and then drag it off the screen. In this way, you can remove all the unused widgets from your device.
  1. Move your apps to SD card
All the apps that you download are saved into the phone memory which is limited. When the phone memory is almost full, the phone begins to work slowly and creates a number of problems for the user. So a better option is to move the apps to the SD card and your phone memory will become empty. To move the app, go to Manage Applications section, select your app and click on the option “move to SD card”. This can be done for any app that you want to move and free the phone memory.
  1. Download an app launcher
Every phone has its own app launcher but you can even download a new one to ensure that it launches the app in a fast way. With the help of the app launcher, you will be able to launch the app in no time and enjoy a better experience with your Android devices.
Posted By : Gizmeon

Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Enterprise Customers Support for Windows XP ends After 8 April 2014.

What is end of support?

After 12 years, support for Windows XP will end on April 8, 2014. There will be no more security updates or technical support for the Windows XP operating system. It is very important that customers and partners migrate to a modern operating system such as Windows 8.1. Customers moving to a modern operating system will benefit from dramatically enhanced security, broad device choice for a mobile workforce, higher user productivity, and a lower total cost of ownership through improved management capabilities.
Support for Office 2003 also ends on April 8, 2014.

What does this mean?

It means you should take action. After April 8, 2014, Microsoft will no longer provide security updates or technical support for Windows XP. Security updates patch vulnerabilities that may be exploited by malware and help keep users and their data safer. PCs running Windows XP after April 8, 2014, should not be considered to be protected, and it is important that you migrate to a current supported operating system – such as Windows 8.1 – so you can receive regular security updates to protect their computer from malicious attacks.

How do I migrate off Windows XP?

Enterprise Customers:
Microsoft offers large organizations (500+ employees) in-depth technical resources, tools, and expert guidance to ease the deployment and management of Windows, Office and Internet Explorer products and technologies. To learn more about migration and deployment programs, please contact your Microsoft sales representative orCertified Microsoft Partner. Learn how to pilot and deploy a modern desktop yourself by visiting the Windows 8.1 Springboard Series.
Small to Medium Business:
There are many options for small and medium businesses considering moving to a modern PC with the latest productivity and collaboration tools. Small to mid-size organizations (<500 employees) should locate a Microsoft Certified Partner to understand the best options to meet their business needs. If your current PC meets the system requirements for Windows 7 or Windows 8.1, you can buy Windows 7 Professional or Windows 8.1 Pro from a local retailer or Microsoft Certified Partner. If your PC does not meet system requirements, consider purchasing a new business PC with Windows 8.1 Pro.
Home PC Users:
To stay protected after support ends, you have some options. The first option is to upgrade your current PC. Very few older computers will be able to run Windows 8.1, which is the latest version of Windows. We recommend that you download and run the Windows Upgrade Assistant to check if your PC meets the system requirementsfor Windows 8.1 and then follow the steps in the tutorial to upgrade if your PC is able. For more detailed information, read the FAQ. You can also purchase a new PC. If your current PC can't run Windows 8.1, it might be time to consider shopping for a new one. Be sure to explore our great selection of new PCs. They're more powerful, light weight, and stylish than ever before—and with an average price that's considerably less expensive than the average PC was 10 years ago.

Potential risks of staying with Windows XP

Running Windows XP SP3 in your environment after April 8, 2104 may expose you to potential risks, such as:
Without critical Windows XP security updates, your PC may become vulnerable to harmful viruses, spyware, and other malicious software which can steal or damage your business data and information. Anti-virus software will also not be able to fully protect you once Windows XP itself is unsupported.
Businesses that are governed by regulatory obligations such as HIPAA may find that they are no longer able to satisfy compliance requirements. More information on HHS’s view on the security requirements for information systems that contain electronic protected health information (e-PHI) can be found here (HHS HIPAA FAQ - Security Rule).
Lack of Independent Software Vendor (ISV) Support:
Many software vendors will no longer support their products running on Windows XP as they are unable to receive Windows XP updates. For example, the new Office takes advantage of the modern Windows and will not run on Windows XP.
Hardware Manufacturer support:
Most PC hardware manufacturers will stop supporting Windows XP on existing and new hardware. This will also mean that drivers required to run Windows XP on new hardware may not be available.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can Windows XP still be activated after April 8, 2014?
Windows XP can still be installed and activated after end of support. Computers running Windows XP will still work but they won’t receive any Microsoft Updates or be able to leverage technical support. Activations will still be required for retail installations of Windows XP after this date as well.
Can Windows XP Mode in Windows 7 still be used in Windows XP?
Windows XP Mode follows the same support lifecycle as Windows XP, extended support will end April 8, 2014.
Will MED-V be supported after April 8, 2014?
Windows XP used with MED-V follows the same support cycle as Windows XP, support ends April 8th, 2014.
Will Microsoft Security Essentials be supported after April 8, 2014?
Microsoft Security Essentials will not be available for download on Windows XP after April 8, 2014. If you already have Microsoft Security Essentials installed, you will continue to receive anti-malware signature updates through July 14, 2015. However, please note that PCs running Windows XP after April 8, 2014 should not be considered protected.
Will Microsoft's Malicious Software Removal Tool be supported after April 8, 2014?
Microsoft's Malicious Software Removal Tool is aligned with the company's anti-malware engines and signatures, and as such the removal tool will continue to be provided for Windows XP through July 14, 2015. However, any PC running Windows XP after April 8, 2014 should not be considered protected as there will be no security updates for the Windows XP operating system.
Will System Center, Windows Intune, and Microsoft Deployment Toolkit still support Windows XP?
While customers may continue to use System Center, Windows Intune, and the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit to manage and deploy Windows XP past April 8, 2014, those products will no longer support Windows XP, and any technical issues which may arise will not be addressed.
What about Windows XP Embedded?
See the Windows Embedded product lifecycle page and Microsoft Support for more information on Windows XP Embedded lifecycles.
Will existing updates still be available via Windows Update after April 8, 2014?
Yes, all existing Windows XP updates and fixes will still be available via Windows Update and WSUS.
Will Internet Explorer 8 still be supported on Windows XP?
As a component of Windows, Internet Explorer follows the support lifecycle of the Windows operating system on which it is installed on. More information is available atMicrosoft Support.
Which machines will receive the Windows XP End of Support notification?
The notification will be sent to users of Windows XP Home and Windows XP Professional who have elected to receive updates via Windows Update. Users in organizations using Windows Server Update Services (WSUS), System Center Configuration Manager, or Windows Intune will not receive the Windows XP end of support notification.
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Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Chrome Extension to Change Facebook Theme

Do you know that you can use Google Chrome extension to change the Facebook Theme? Here is how:

 The Chrome Extensions are the new feature that has made the people crazy. It is because with these extensions you can easily change the Facebook theme and add a new feel to your Facebook account. It is pretty easy as well as exciting and you will definitely enjoy the new look. In this way, you will be able to customize your Facebook account with the unlimited themes that are made available through the Chrome extensions. This is a new feature which has been introduced to personalize the Facebook accounts and provide a better experience to the people. If you are bored with the existing look of your Facebook, these extensions will certainly bring a huge difference.
In order to change the theme of the Facebook account, follow the steps which are given below. So let us start with the process.

Step 1.

Visit the Chrome Web Store where you will find the Facebook Theme Extensions. Download and install the extensions.

Step 2.

The extensions can be installed by clicking on the “Add to Chrome button” which appears on the right hand side of the web page.

Step 3.

A few seconds will be consumed in downloading the extension. Now search for the option “Customize and control Google Chrome”. The extensions are available in the Tools section of Google Chrome.

Step 4.

Lots of extensions will get installed on your browser so search for the “Facebook theme” extension and click on Options

Step 5.

After you have clicked on Options, you need to tap on Explore and a number of Facebook themes will be opened before you.

Step 6.

As per your preference, you can select any of the themes which you like the most and install them. You can also check the installed tab to ensure whether the theme is properly installed or not.

Step 7 .

Now go to your Facebook account and see the new look that comes before you.
In case you want to change the theme, you can follow the same process and add a new theme to your Facebook account. You can even revert back to the old look of Facebook if you do not like the themes. So using the above steps, you will definitely be able to install a fresh Facebook theme and that too in a very easy way.
In total, there are 12 themes which the users can explore on the Chrome Web Store. So have a look at all the options so that you are able to give the desired feel to your Facebook account. The above steps are very easy and if you follow them correctly, you will certainly be able to reach your target. There is nothing much to be done to change the theme but just follow the steps one by one and finally your Facebook theme will get changed in no time. So explore a better and more beautiful look of your Facebook account with the new Chrome extensions that are easy to install. Hope the steps lead you in the right direction.
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Wednesday, 5 March 2014

Blackberry iOS development

There is no doubt that the BlackBerry is a pioneer in the smartphone industry. The BB apps use Java Micro Edition (J2ME) and MDS software platforms which provide the ease of customized application for a wide range of industry and business types.
The Blackberry platform, though highly popular, is a little different from other smartphone platforms in that its primary appeal has so far been among the business people. We have seen Blackberry adapt and create a more customer focused approach in recent times and have worked on major apps for Blackberry that are entertainment only, consumer centric approaches, as well as on the traditional Blackberry applications for the business community.
Gizmeon’s team of designers and developers make BlackBerry Apps that serve the businesses with a wide range of solutions which are designed to optimize the profitability. The apps are efficient and flexible thereby ensuring that the customers get the precise service features that they are looking for. Our differentiating factor includes developing apps in a cost effective and flexible way implemented through Agile methodology. This ensures customer involvement in every stage of app development.
As a mobile application development company and mobility solution provider we will take care of entire development cycle from idea generation to App store implementation and ongoing support.   We strongly believe in our agile development methodology to ensure App delivery is exactly matching with customer expectations .
For more information as to how we can help you please fill the form besides or mail us at


Gizmeon  provides vast varieties of iPhone  and iPad Application Development services. We understand what Apple brings to world and how an enterprise can leverage the best utilities apple offers to market. Our UI designers completely explore the unlimited UI potential apple offers. Gizmeon IOS Development team is well experienced and delivered many innovative apps so far
iPhone and iPad enables its users to quickly access information and services at their convenience. iPhone Application Development has the potential to give businesses the edge via enhanced customer service and greater access to their target market.IOS 6 offers various new  features like deep facebook integration, More siri ,Apple passbook ,etc. Gizmeon with its experience in mobile development  quickly able to adapt all new features of IOS 7  and develop apps suitable for all IOS devices including iPad Mini.
Gizmeon has developed many iOS Applications and created many business solutions suitable for your business like
Gizmeon designers what does Apple offers and what are the limitations Apple brings to the developers .Our UI Designers and UI Developers are expertise to completely extract the eye catching UI capabilities IOS Offers

We will take care of entire development cycle from idea generation to App store implementation and ongoing support.   We strongly believe in our agile development methodology to ensure App delivery is exactly matching with customer expectations .
If you are looking for a iPhone Application Development Company please  fill the form besides or email to to explore our key differentiating factors like
  • Very cost effective  and flexible engagements
  • High quality and timely delivery
  • Agile  Methodology – customer involvement in every stage
  • Flexible , customer oriented
  • Very talented IOS Developers
  •  Highly experienced Management


Android platform opens up unlimited opportunities to be creative and differentiate mobile apps as much you can explore the technical possibilities. Google extends its powerful capabilities to android which makes this as a strategic platforms to many enterprises
Gizmeon provides vast categories of Android Mobile application development services .Gizmeon designers and developers to explore complex Android SDK platform  and  utilize all  high-end possibilities available for Android through its comprehensive set of development tools.  Android SDK (Software Development Kit), Android Media Applications, 3D graphics, Wi–Fi Apps, OpenGL, Location–based Service Apps, Android Security Architecture and several other technologies that are required to develop the best-in-class Android applications .
Below are our key capabilities
  •         Location based Apps. GPS and Maps integration apps.
  •         Pedometer integration. Track the mobile movements
  •         NFC  solutions
  •         2D and 3D games
  •         Social media apps and integrations
  •         Media integration – Music , pictures , videos
  •         Touch screen integration
  •         Large data management  – Streaming and indexing
  •         Apps suitable of Mobile devices and tablets irrespective of make
  •        Augmented Reality Applications
As a mobile application development company and mobility solution provider we will take care of entire development cycle from idea generation to App store implementation and ongoing support.   We strongly believe in our agile development methodology to ensure App delivery is exactly matching with customer expectations .
If you are looking for a mobile application development company please  fill the form besides or email to to explore our key differentiating factors like
  •         Very cost effective  and flexible engagements
  •         High quality and timely delivery
  •         Agile  Methodology – customer involvement in every stage
  •         Flexible , customer oriented
  •         Very talented android  application developers
  •         Highly experienced Management


UX is one of the most critical concerns for enterprises looking to develop mobile apps.When building the mobile interface for products, enterprises are faced with quite a few perplexing questions, especially related to the user experience on mobile. UX of android device is different from iOS and Windows device, hence the UX of mobile apps meant for different device has to take care of the nuances of different OS.
Important facts that has to be considered are
  • Mobile UX patterns are different than desktop UX patterns
  • Follow the device’s native design patterns
  • Mobile application use is interrupt driven.
  • Use mobile application data to benefit the user
  • Know your device’s limits
Gizmeon Approach
Gizmeon UX designers translates the proposed mobile application into a formal design. They prepare information architecture, wire frames, and user flow, all aimed at ensuring a superb user experience. They also build demos for you to interact with so you’ll be sure the design aligns with application requirements, business goals and your corporate brand.You can expect following deliverables when you engage with Gizmo
  • Information Architecture
  • Interaction Design
  • Usability Engineering
  • User flows
  • Wireframes

About Us

Gizmeon Technologies is a new Generation Technology Services company initiated by a team of experienced IT professionals in Bangalore, India. Gizmeon Technologies is one of the few companies which realised the potential of mobile revolution quite early. Gizmeon had delivered number of high quality and creative mobile applications for the customers across the globe since 2009. Our professional team of programmers, project managers, and technology consultants provide Advanced Mobile Application Development  and Industry specific mobility solutions.
We at Gizmeon are pioneers in Agile methodology which ensures high customer satisfaction by delivering the applications faster, Cheaper and with high quality. We engage customers though out project life-cycle allowing them to test and feel the product much before the actual delivery and incorporates feedback and changes to Application to ensure it matches their expectations.
Our mobile application development team are focused on creativity and innovation along with technical competency to deliver high quality, effective, efficient and user-friendly applications that meet our clients expectations. Our resources have extensive experience in developing applications for Apple iOS and android platform ,Windows and Blackberry devices. Our Mobility consultants consider Mobile Application as an integral part of your business growth strategy and design the application which will give momentum to your business utilizing the immense potential of digital media world. Gizmeon team will identify best solution for your business and develop high quality ,Fast and Secure mobile Applications. We explore all possibilities of mobility solutions and reccomend a best solution for you. We are experts in Location Based, Mcommerce, Entertainment, Media and Educational solutions.
To accelerate mobilization of Enterprise Applications, Gizmeon invested in proprietary solution GizmoConnectan Industry accepted solution to power mobile ambitions.  GizmoConnect is used by many organisations to mobilize SAP, Microsoft ,Oracle, Lotus etc. Gizmeon’s focus on Enterprise Mobility and Consumer Mobility domain is evident in past track record of project implementations using innovative solutions. At MODS -2013 we were invited as speaker for enterprise mobility.
Android Application Development :According to industry standards by end of 2013, 500 million Android devices will be activated and will keep increasing by 1 million every day. Also as an open source OS, devices from vide range of prices and options are available in the market .This makes Android a first choice for many enterprises to reach out to their target customers. Gizmeon Mobile Apps developers and mobility consultants understand all the possibilities that Android OS offers and also are up to date with recent OS upgrades. See more details
iOS Application DevelopmentUnparalleled and innovative user experience makes Apple devices widely user accepted.  With a mature and secure operating system and with a beyond imagination user experience iPhone and iPad devices captured the market. Gizmoen realises the immense potential Apple devices offers and our IOS development team is well experienced in  developing industry standard mobile apps using Objective C and APIs provided by apple.See more details
Windows Mobile Application DevelopmentWith windows 8 platform Microsoft has ensured a same user experience in desktop and mobiles and also has brought  tight integrations with many enterprise software.  This makes windows mobile an easy fit in current enterprise software world and has definitely  helped to gain some mileage in mobility world. Gizmeon windows mobile application development team will ensure a seamless integration with enterprise world and extract the complete usability Microsoft offers to your apps. See more details
Blackberry Application DevelopmentBlackberry as a know corporate mobile device has definitely brought some new good features in BB1O. Gizmeon has developed many in-house mobile apps for corporates.  See more details
PhoneGap Mobile Application DevelopmentWith diversity of Mobile platforms cost becomes a problem to reach  across the platforms. Open PhoneGap offers a cross platform app development capability using known technologies like HTML,CSS and Java script. Gizmeon has developed many Phonegap applications and successfully implemented in multiple platforms.  See more details
Titanium Mobile Application Development: Titanium is another phone web based application framework allowing developers to use JavaScript to create native applications for iPhone, Android and Windows. The Titanium APIs gives access to native components and device functionalities. Gizmeon offers the best in Titanium development services. See more details
If you are looking for a mobility partner to device a mobility strategy of Mobile Application Development services Please fill the form to contact us or email us to Our consultant will contact you soon to detail our case studies and to develop your idea or business needs to a creative mobile App.