24 Jul 2014

Adding a new device to its Canvas Fire lineup, Micromax has announced a new budget friendly smartphone, the Canvas Fire (A104) for Rs 6,999. The previous Canvas Fire smartphone was the Canvas Fire (A093), which was listed on the company's website earlier this month and went on sale at Rs. 6,999 via an e-commerce website.

The Micromax Canvas Fire (A104) is a low mid-range smartphone, so the specs are not very impressive. It sports a 4.5-inch (480x854 pixel) display and powered by a 1.3GHz quad-core MediaTek (MT6582M) processor alongside 1GB of RAM.

Micromax Canvas Fire (A104)

It features a 5-megapixel autofocus rear camera with LED flash, and also houses a 0.3-megapixel front-facing camera. The device packs a 1900mAh battery which is claimed to deliver up to 6 hours of talk time and runs Android 4.4.2 KitKat out-of-the-box.

The Canvas Fire (A104) supports dual SIM (regular SIM + Micro-SIM). It comes with 4GB of internal storage which is further expandable via microSD card (up to 32GB). The Canvas Fire (A104) comes in dual color tones and is available in three colors - Black and Gold; White and Gold, and White and Silver.

It also comes with general connectivity options such as GPRS/ EDGE, 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS and Micro-USB.

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23 Jul 2014

LG fans have got a new reason to cheer up, as the company has launched the most awaited flagship smartphone in India. The LG G3 comes in two variants, one with 16GB storage and 2GB of RAM priced for Rs. 47,990, the another one comes with with 32GB storage and 3GB of RAM priced for Rs. 50,990.

Along with the G3 smartphone, the company has also launched the G Watch at the event, which has been priced at Rs. 14,999. As a marketing strategy and to boost the sale of G3 the company will also release 15,000 limited edition Big B smartphones with Amitabh Bachchan's signature, and few lucky buyers would get a chance to meet the star.

The G3 is a high-end flagship device, so it holds some very impressive specs enough to make your mouth watered. It is powered by a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor clocked at 2.46GHz and available in two variants, 2GB of RAM for its 16GB built-in storage variant, and 3GB of RAM for its 32GB variant. Both variants comes with an option to expand the storage via microSD card up to 128GB.

 It features a 5.5-inch Quad-HD (1440x2560 pixel) display with a staggering pixel density of 538ppi. It holds a front-facing 2.1-megapixel camera and a 13-megapixel rear shooter with Optical Image Stabilization sensor with dual-LED flash and unique laser autofocusing sensor that can focus in 0.276 seconds.

 LG G3 Arrives in India

The G3 is backed by a 3000mAh removable battery that supports wireless charging, and the phone runs Android 4.4.2 KitKat out of the box. While launching the device, Soon Kwon, MD LG Electronics India, said, "In the cluttered, complex world of today, the G3 is the perfect blend of the latest innovative technology and simplified user experience underscoring LGs commitment to users and bringing to them the best in class products and devices.

Globally, the G3 has witnessed exceptional traction and we expect the same in India. With G3, LG has truly broken technological grounds and we aim to spearhead our vision of 10 percent smartphone market share by the end of 2014 for LG's mobile division in India."

LG is offering a very attractive package of worth Rs. 15,000 for LG G3 buyers including, a QuickCircle case (Rs. 3,500) bundled for free, along with a Rs. 5,000 discount on the G Watch, and a one-time screen replacement worth Rs. 6,500.

QuickCircle case is a new flip cover especially made for the G3 which features 'Smart Lighting' around the circular window, the QuickCircle cases enable a lock screen UI with special widgets. The company has also redesigned its smartphone user interface with new minimalistic designs which the LG is calling a 'simple flat GUI'. Like Samsung, LG has also used plastic as a build material giving it a metallic effect that genuinely looks premium.

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15 Jul 2014

Acer America has announced the first Chromebook to feature an Intel Core i3 processor. The Acer C720 Chromebook is the first Chromebook to have a a fourth-generation Intel Core i3 processor, and with this spec bump some people might feel it less affordable.

However, back in May Google announced that all the major companies involved in the manufacturing of Chromebook such as Acer, Asus, Dell, HP, Lenovo, LG, and Toshiba will use Intel inside chips. So may be after sometime you might get a wide range of Chromebooks having Intel processors.

“This is an incredibly exciting time to be a leader in the Chromebook market, since customers are responding with tremendous enthusiasm for the product’s performance, capabilities and value,” said Eric Ackerson, senior product marketing and brand manager, Acer America.

Acer C720 Chromebook with Intel i3 Processor

“We’ve been breaking new ground with our Chromebooks since 2011, and our new Intel Core i3 model will deliver more of what our customers love about our Chromebooks, including excellent performance and all-day battery life.” The new lineup of Chromebook will feature both upgraded and new models, spanning an entire range of shapes, sizes, colors, and configurations.

Currently the Acer C720 Chromebook comes with a 1.4GHz Celeron CPU and 16GB SSD for a price of $200, but the new C720 Chromebook will feature a fourth-generation Intel Core i3-4005U CPU clocked at 1.7GHz with 32GB SSD. But you'll have to pay $150 more for this upgrade.

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10 Jul 2014

If you are a 'selfie' lover then this big smartphone is made for you. Sony has officially announced the Xperia C3 Android smartphone which it claims is the world's best 'selfie' smartphone. The Xperia C3 is a mid-range smartphone, so the specs are not very high but somewhat impressive for a normal user.

The smartphone features a 5.5-inch 1280 x 720 HD Triluminos display and powered by 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor. It is backed by 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage with an option to expand further up to 32GB through the microSD card slot.

Sony Xperia C3

The Xperia C3 holds a 2,500mAh battery that is rated to give up to 24 hours of talk time. It has got an 8-megapixel rear shooter and that 5-megapixel wide-angle PROselfie camera on the front with a front-mounted LED flash to further enhance self-shot photos.

It comes with Android 4.4 KitKat out of the box, so you'll get all the KitKat goodies, plus a number of pre-installed apps also reinforce the buzzword-heavy nature of the phone. Because it's an exclusively made for 'selfie' smartphone it has got some extra camera features such as a Superior Auto and Portrait Retouch v2.

According to Sony, "A Superior Auto on both front and rear cameras automatically adjusts settings for specific scenes, with four scene types for the "selfie" cam and 36 for the main. While the Portrait Retouch v2 helps you adjust your selfie shots with preset options, including four natural looks for "guys" and six for women."

The Sony Xperia C3 will be available in black, white and mint green color variants and will arrive in August 2014. It will launch in China first and then roll out globally.

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7 Jul 2014

At the annual I/O conference Google revealed two smartwatches, the LG G Watch and Samsung Gear Live both running Android Wear. After that, app companies and developers started to roll-out applications for the Android Wear devices.

This week Google introduced a dedicated section on Google Play for Android Wear apps, along with the official Android Wear app. Truecaller has released an app for Android Wear with Live Caller ID feature and Spam Blocking feature.

With these features Android Wear users will not only able to view the call information but will also let them answer or reject calls by a simple swipe from the Android Wear device. Other features include making calls, sending texts or saving the caller contact information all these by a single tap. The spam blocking feature allow let Android Wear users to know who is calling, whether acquaintance, business or scammer.

Truecaller App for Android Wear
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"With Truecaller for Android Wear, users will be able to tell right away if the person calling you is a acquaintance, business or scammer, all with a simple glance at your wrist," stated Truecaller CEO and Co-Founder Alan Mamedi.

"At Truecaller, we're committed to pushing our innovation to as many different users and platforms as possible. We're proud to be one of the first apps to launch on the new line of Android wearables that will help our users improve their lives and the value they get from interacting with their favorite platforms and devices."

The company says the Truecaller app for Android Wear well be released soon and can be downloaded from Google Play.

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6 Jul 2014

After a long wait it's finally here, Facebook has released a new version of its messenger app specifically designed for the iPad. iPhone users have already enjoying the Facebook messenger for some time, now iPad users can also enjoy.

The iPad version of Facebook messenger offers same features which the iPhone version has, plus Facebook adding some new features in both version of the app. The Facebook messenger app for iPad includes most of the Messenger features that we find on other versions such as stickers, easy group chat navigation, and VoIP calling.

IPad version of the messenger offers a multi-window interface where you can see your current conversation and threads simultaneously.

Facebook Messenger for iPad

It is very important for Facebook to make its messenger app supported by more device for its long-term goal of disrupting SMS and owning the mobile chat space. However the company has not given any hint regarding its messenger version optimised for Android tablets.

Below is a list of some main features of Facebook messenger:

• Get to your messages without opening Facebook.
• Bring your conversations to life with stickers.
• Send photos privately.
• Have group conversations and make plans on the go.
Text your phone contacts, even if you’re not Facebook friends.
• Share your location so people know when you’re nearby.
• Make free calls, even to friends in other countries.
Turn off notifications when you’re working, sleeping or just need a break.
The new version of Facebook Messenger will support iOS 7.0 and above on iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch
Get Facebook Messenger for iPad from App Store.

The new version of Facebook Messenger will support iOS 7.0 and above on iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch
Get Facebook Messenger for iPad from the App Store.

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5 Jul 2014

Concise Presentation of Lotus Notes and Its File System

IBM first time dispatches Lotus Notes in 1989 for giving an answer for private email correspondence which is generally received by numerous associations who need their information ought to be kept secure from any sort of unapproved access.
Individuals presently utilize IBM Notes v 9.0 It holds sends, timetable, contacts, assignment, diaries and notes are the primary segments. It uses NSF (Notes Storage Table) document arrange for the server and Local framework database stockpiling. It makes separate names.nsf record for putting away contact subtle elements and different mails use main.nsf document.

Reason Why People Get Frustrated From Lotus Notes

• Data accessibility is limited to only one system. Clients do not have consent to access data from anywhere.
• Notes don't allow its customers to get to more than one record in the meantime.
• It is costly in terms of maintenance and for fault isolation.
• It has extremely hard to utilize interface as just specialized individual access its all functions smoothly.
• You have to pay expenses for utilizing Lotus Notes.

Introduction to Outlook

MS Outlook presented with the variant 97 whose memory limit is 2 GB. But now Oulook 2013 makes numerous individuals to switch From Lotus Notes to Outlook. It uproots all the challenges of utilizing Lotus Notes. It's accessible with Microsoft Office PC Suite, which implies you require not need to pay costs for acquiring it.

It has simple to get to interface and propelled peculiarities for particular data administration. PST (Personal Storage Table) configuration is utilized as a part of Outlook for putting away the database on the local framework. Contingent on its setup from web programs and Exchange server file format changes.

As we all know Outlook is better from Lotus Notes and it makes a large number of individuals to change over NSF records to PST. However, uncover the best medium for .nsf to .pst converter is truly an extremely troublesome job.

Migration From NSF to PST With Export Notes Software

There are various strategies accessible, for example, Connectors, Manual technique, external utility programming, and so on. All these strategies perform NSF to PST change yet best considered among them is Third-Party device. There are various virtual products are accessible in the business sector, however, picking the best is truly exceptionally troublesome errand.

Experts’ Perspectives in Regards to Best Migration Application for NSF to PST Conversion

Specialist Pro perspectives may act as a guide for discovering the right way for selecting best utility programming. They suggest you to exploit Export Notes Tool that offers mind blowing peculiarities to make your database change into Outlook effectively.

Emphasize that Makes Software Experts' First Choice

• Compatible to work with different versions of MS Outlook and Lotus Notes.
• Preserve status of HTML formatting and inline images used in the mails.
• Create Single PST if the desire for names.nsf file.
• You do not lose your web header information while Notes to Outlook Conversion.
• Properties of folder structure will be kept same.
• You will get an option that provides you folder to folder mapping.
• You get function to filter data from the mails, calendar and to-do-list for migration.
• Bulk data conversion allowed with Technician and Enterprise license.
• Sent items, delete items and any other folder also be excluded for conversion.
• Encrypted mails of Lotus Notes also get converted.
• On crossing the file size limitation of PST file, the software automatically generates a new PST file.
• CSV (Complete Status Report) provided to you after transferring data which contains the number of files along with their size.

System Requirement of the Software

Before utilizing this stunning relocation programming, verify these after things:
• It is compatible of working with all versions of Windows Operating system.
• It works with Outlook 32-bit only.
• While using Export Notes, Lotus Notes should be Offline with Domino server.
• It requires at least 20 MB free hard disk space.
• 512 MB or 1 GB RAM is recommended to be used with this software.

For all your questions, software gives you a free exhibit of the product which allows you to examine the execution and working criteria of the requisition. The trial form has a few limitations like it allows NSF file size less than 500 MB and it allows you to export just 16 things (messages, contacts, logbooks, assignments) for every folder.

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Stan Kennedy affection to blog data that identified with her exploration. She mainly focuses on Mail Migration Method and issues that mostly produce throughout the migration. Right now she is taking a shot at Lotus Notes to Outlook Conversion as Outlook gets most famous Email Customer application and it makes numerous individuals to switch from Lotus Notes to Outlook.
Author Faizan Ahmad

28 Jun 2014

The tech world went into frenzy when security vulnerabilities were found in iOS which Apple boldly claimed to be free of such defects. Many considered iOS the most secure mobile operating system but that all changed when techies found security exploits present within the renowned OS. To top it off modified Apple chargers are now being used to hack into the OS and further weaken the operating system.

Hacking iOS through hardware

Demonstrated first to Black Hats USA on June 27th, researchers at Georgia Institute of Technology, Billy Lau, Yeongjin Jang and Chengyu Song found a way to hack an iPhone using a USB charger.

Using the concept of BeagleBoard, the researchers have built a charger that breaks through iOS’ security barriers which prevent unauthorized software from installing on an iOS device. iOS comprehensive security features is one of the reasons why iOS powered devices were a massive hit with the fans and why Apple’s was envied by mobile manufacturers.

Within one minute of being plugged in, the malicious charger was able to surpass iOS’s security and install malware into the device. Even if iPhone users set up their own security measures, the risk remains undaunted as the charger hack does not rely on user input. The three researchers have been able to hide malicious apps so that they do not show up in the app list.

Way to Hack iOS

Nothing like an original Apple charger, this charger is relatively larger. The three researchers have named the malicious charger ‘Mactans’. While the researchers claims to have built the charger in a limited period of time and a low budget, they are trying to make a point with their invention that their method is capable of competing with its well-funded and more motivated counterparts.

Apple is not short of disappointments

Apple has not been able to disappoint hackers in 2012. Several security glitches had been discovered by security researchers in the past year leaving Apple Inc. elbowing its counterparts for market share. One of these security flaws that have made many snort is how users of iPhone that has been resold could gain access to your information which you submitted while registering for apps.

As if the internal security flaws were not enough, the tech bazaar has been bombarded with iPhone monitoring apps. These tools penetrate iOS security and collect the data contained within the phone. Criminal developers are on a constant look-out for security flaws in the operating system and it seems that they continue to find exploits on regular basis.

The inventors of the charger also showed ways how users could curb the effects of the piece of hardware in their demonstration. They also spoke about ways how Apple could set up more security features in order to stop the malicious charger from breaking into its security.

By jailbreaking a device, users take it to the level of maximum vulnerability. Hacking can also be avoided if a device is left in its original state.

Note: The article is only meant for educational purpose.


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Author Faizan Ahmad

27 Jun 2014

Lotus Notes is an email client application developed by IBM Whereas, MS Outlook is a Microsoft’s application for email communication. Both Lotus Notes and MS Outlook work in synchronization with their respective servers.

Lotus Notes works in collaboration with Lotus Domino server to manage various activities including emails, notes, tasks, calendar, etc. It uses an NSF file format to store user mailboxes and all the data associated with it. It provides a platform for effective communication by carrying out all the required operations.

However, at times Lotus Domino fails to carry out the communication successfully. It could be due to many reasons. One of the most common problems experienced while working with Lotus Domino is its inability to handle huge amount of data. This often ends up in damaging the database and sometimes supported by the following error message.

“Notes database file header is corrupt”

The above mentioned error message suggests that there is some problem with a Lotus Domino database file. However, there are various other reasons for database corruption including unexpected system shutdown, sudden power failure, virus attack etc.

MS Outlook on the other hand also works in synchronization with MS Exchange server to ensure an effective communication. Both Lotus Domino and MS Exchange exhibit many common functionalities; however, there are some differences as well. Overall MS Exchange is way ahead in term of popularity and the features it provide.

However, the choice of a server totally depends upon the requirement of an organization. Apart from these two, many different email platforms exist that are used by many of the organizations. Most of the organization chooses MS Exchange over the Lotus Domino because of better security and interface.

Migration from Notes to Exchange 2007

Some of the factors, which make MS Exchange a preferred choice over Lotus Notes, are mentioned below.

1. MS Exchange incorporates messaging solution along with other functionalities, whereas you need to install additional functionalities in the case of Lotus Notes.

2. MS Exchange allows you to integrate OWA with the voicemail, which is not possible in Lotus Notes.

3. MS Exchange uses a much better and interactive interface as compared to Lotus Notes

4. MS Exchange is very easy to use as compared to Lotus Notes

5. MS Exchange is widely compatible across different versions of Windows operating system as compared to Lotus Notes.

6. MS Exchange allows you to access your mailbox from anywhere anytime in the same format.

Consider a scenario where an organization is using Lotus Domino and wants to shift on MS Exchange Server 2007. Most of the server administrators are comfortable working with MS Exchange; however it requires an advanced level of technical expertise to migrate from Lotus Notes to MS Exchange. There are various challenges an admin might face while migrating from Lotus Notes to MS Exchange.

Some of the challenges that an admin might face while migrating from Lotus Notes to MS Exchange are mentioned below.

1. Any professional admin has a specific area of expertise and most of them lack the knowledge about migrating from one platform to another

2. Different email clients use different interfaces and it takes time to adapt to a new interface.

3. Huge amount of confidential data needs to be migrated from Lotus to Exchange.

4. Incomplete knowledge about the email clients makes the process vulnerable to many errors. However, there are various good practices that should be kept in mind while carrying out the migration process.

5. Both Lotus Domino and MS Exchange use different file formats to store user data. These file formats are not compatible on other applications. In spite of different file format a user expects to access the mails in same format after migrating.

6. There are many other files like the log file that needs to be copied while migrating. This ensures migration of the data in the same format as before.

4. The Lotus Domino server is more costly than MS Exchange. This always keeps the admin on their toes to avoid any damage or loss.

However, there are scenarios where you can carry out the migration from Lotus Domino to MS Exchange in four easy steps.

Synchronization of the directories - In this step the address book is shared across the two systems.
Configuration of Free/Busy connectors – This allows the user on any of the system to check users availability on the other system.

Migrate the users - This process includes migrating the users email addresses to the Exchange Global Address List (GAL).

Migrate the mails - This basically includes migrating the user’s mailbox items including emails, messages, attachments, notes, calendar, etc. from one system to the other.

There are many other challenges that can arise while migrating from Lotus Notes to MS Exchange. However, all issues can be handled if the admin uses a migration tool rather than trying manually. In order to tackle all the challenges faced while migration of Lotus Notes to MS Exchange 2007, there are various options available. There are many tools available, but they use a very traditional approach.

The best available option is to use a trusted and reliable professional tool. Such tools ease the migration process by converting user mailboxes including emails, messages, attachments, tasks, etc. from Lotus Notes to MS exchange. It provides preview of all mailbox items including messages, notes, contacts, calendars, and journals etc. before migration. Moreover, such professional migration tools are compatible across various OS platforms.


About the Author:

Amanda is a passionate blogger. Her main focus of research is about various Email migration methods such as: Notes to Exchange migration, GroupWise to Exchange migration and Notes to Outlook migration methods etc. Now, she is researching on various Email recovery tips & tricks and loves to share her findings that can help the readers in their day to day life.

Author Faizan Ahmad

18 Jun 2014

With the mobile phones outnumbering people, it is very important to remember your basic etiquette. Using phone in responsible manner and behaving considerately can make you more respectable and less annoying in front of others. With these ten simple tips you can learn the art of talking.

1. Go out and talk

Talking when you are among people can interrupt as well as annoy others. Try to move outside the room whenever you receive a call. When in public, try to use text messaging or online chatting options. This would maintain your privacy and will not affect others.

2. Keep it on silent mode

During a meeting or in churches do not forget to keep your phone on silent mode. The ring tone can easily be noticed and irritate others in such places.

3. Turn off the phone when asked

Theatres, concert halls, cinemas, weddings, church services, speeches, funerals, lectures, doctors meetings, dental surgeries do not accept mobile usage. Switch off your phone and in case you are not able to do so at least keep it on silent mode. Try to subscribe to missed call alerts, so that you can check the calls later on. Don’t be tempted to use social media in the above mentioned places.

4. Speak softly

Today's phones have a very sensitive microphone. It can easily pick your voice so there is no need to speak louder. If you are unable to hear the voice from other side, check your volume setting.

5. Respect others' privacy

If you see Rahul with his girlfriend, there is no need to capture them and post on social networking sites. Respect other’s privacy and try not to interfere in their personal life. Do not use cameras where they are prohibited. For instance, keep your camera closed in changing rooms, cinema halls and museums.

Playing game on mobile

6. Think before posting

Twitter and facebook are public domain. Before posting anything, ensure that it is appropriate and will not hurt anyone. Making racist remarks on social sites is not a good idea neither good phone etiquette.

7. Keep the phone away from dining table

The urge of answering calls and staying connected should be resisted during eating hours. Do not use phones on dining table nor allow your kids to do the same.

8. Do not answer during driving

Phone calls during driving are one of the most common reasons behind accidents. Try to keep your phone in silent mode during driving. Always remember, your life is more important than any phone call.

9. Greet properly

Do not forget to greet the person after the conventional “hello”. It may be okay between friends, but others including relatives and boss might consider it disrespectful. While hanging up the phone follow the same thing.

10. Do not use phone while boarding a transport

Using phones, specially messaging during boarding can cause accidents. Moreover, it will irritate the passengers near you. Try to stop messaging while boarding.


Life and etiquettes are more important than the phone usage. Follow these simple tips to gain respect from others.

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