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How The Right Tech Makes A Lean, Mean Fighting Machine Of A Business

How The Right Tech Makes A Lean, Mean Fighting Machine Of A Business

Productivity and efficiency are two crucial metrics for a successful business. If time is getting wasted and work isn’t getting done right, then you have a serious problem on your hands. When you’re in the thick of it, it can be hard to define the problem and find a solution. That’s why you need to take a step back and find the tools that show you the way. Let’s look at how the right tech approach can make a much more focused and work-efficient business.

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Make sure you have a system that’s prepared

One of the biggest problems for any office is trying to make a change with an IT system that doesn’t let them. Too many use part-timers to set up an IT system, only calling them in when they need them. That’s a slow and ineffective method. You need to have an IT that’s set-up to grow and move forward with the business from the get-go. A virtual chief information officer that’s always connected and always ready. Not a part-timer, but a third-party that’s focused solely on making IT systems that are forward thinking. That can even help you find the tech solutions to some of your specific issues.

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Keep everyone in the loop

Communication can be a hassle in any business. If everyone is stuck to their computers by necessity, that can add another barrier to good communication. Or it can act as a bridge to it. Poor communication leads to the poor prioritization of a workload. It can even result in tasks disappearing into the ether, entirely forgotten. Help employees focus on the movements of the business as a whole as well as their individual workloads. A good to-do list app can help anyone prioritize their working day and ensure nothing’s lost in the gaps. Meanwhile, project management software keeps everyone in the loop about what they’re supposed to do to help the whole. Make sure that everyone is communicating and has their objectives before their eyes at all times.

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Take a bird’s eye view

Being in the loop is good, but it’s not just direction that they need. It’s an environment that allows them to carry on with their workload as much as possible. Taking a bird’s eye view is about getting a good look at how the workflow of the office is. How long does it take to do a certain task? How quickly does work move from one employee to the other? Workflow management can help any employer see where problems are and where shortcuts can be made without cutting quality. The problem with workflow can just as often be systematic as it can be a personal problem of an employee. Efficiency is all about reviewing and updating when you can.

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Stop losing things

Another symptom of an inefficient workload is the inability to get resources or information when you need them. In many offices, this can be down to reliance on a cumbersome physical method of storage. If you’re not able to organise your filing system, consider taking it all to a place that’s a lot easier to organise. We’re talking about using your IT network and Cloud software, where it’s a lot easier to tag and find what you need in no time flat. Even smaller businesses that can’t afford top quality IT systems can make use of shared networks. Nowadays, Microsoft Office is incorporating more ways of sharing and organising between groups. There should be no excuse for losing work-important documents nowadays.

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Track work interruption

Work isn’t always interrupted by someone losing something they need. There are all kinds of different factors that can take someone ‘out of their zone’. Seemingly urgent ‘questions’, new tasks popping up and the like. Part of solving the problem is helping staff prioritise, as we have mentioned before. For example, everyone can use an official ticketing/request system. If someone has a question or task that needs done, it can be input and set a level of priority. That way, the team member isn’t interrupted by new information and can check it when they need to. Teaching your employees how to set priority properly is important too. If they need something done by so-and-so o’clock, keep it low priority. If their own workflow is at a standstill until something is done, they can make it a top priority.

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Get automated

There are a lot of parts of the work process that are important, but they’re not making you money. They’re not a core part of the business. They’re administration tasks. Paper pushing and time wasting. There has to be a better way of dealing with them. Of course, there is; it’s called automation. A lot of the more tedious tasks can easily be automated. Tracking HR factors like absences, paid leave and infractions. Paying bills and sending invoices. Managing your inbox and scheduling meetings. There’s software that can make a lot of managing hands-off. It’s important that you keep an eye on what these automating approaches are doing, but that’s a small price to pay.

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Do business from everywhere

For the upper-tier management of any business, their ability to organise and focus the team efforts is important. Absences are never a great thing but if it’s someone with real managing power, it can be even worse. That’s why anyone with that kind of authority should be able to do their job when they’re on the go, too. Make sure you have a mobile fit with the applications that’s going to help you be present even when you’re not. Reading reports, managing emails, keeping in touch. This can all be done from a smartphone. Just make sure you’re also able to delegate some of the other responsibilities amongst the rest of the team.

It’s all about using tech to change the work environment for everyone in the business. From organising their daily tasks to make the overall team much more cohesive. Getting rid of drains on your time and getting more done quicker. We hope the tech mentioned above helps you do that.

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Social Media’s Big, Grown Up Future

Social Media’s Big, Grown Up Future

2016 is, allegedly, a breakthrough year for social media. We’ve seen more activity on social media sites than ever before. And now the technology is even influencing the course of democracy itself. Just look at how Donald Trump has used it to his advantage over the last 14 months or so.

Social media has already gone well beyond its original intention. It started as a way for university students to chat to each other on US campuses. It’s telling that we rarely talk about this application anymore. Now everybody’s fired up about its marketing potential and political clout.

What’s more, there’s no reason to believe that progress in the area has hit a brick wall. Far from it: many of today’s social media companies are leaders in innovation. Investors might ask themselves, what does the future hold for the industry?

Virtual Reality

Recently, Money Morning reported that Facebook stocks were up more than 15 percent since January. Commentators argue that the increase isn’t being driven by the company’s old business model. It’s being propelled by new technologies. One of those technologies is VR. Facebook bought the virtual reality company, Oculus back in 2014 for $2 billion. Since then, Mark Zuckerberg has been touting VR as the next big thing in social media. According to analysts, the VR market is set to generate $30 billion by 2020. That’s a lot, considering it was only back in May that we got the first proper VR headset.

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No doubt valuations for VR will go higher now that Pokemon Go has arrived. Although Pokemon Go isn’t a VR game, it’s proof that augmented reality is something the masses want. We now have a working model of augmented reality mixed with social. It’s only a matter of time before there’s an application in the social media space.

Decision Making Power From Data

We’ve already seen some examples of social media using its data gathering skills for the common good. Back in 2014, Facebook released its Safety Check feature. The feature was designed to tell loved ones whether they were safe or not during a disaster. Since then, there have been a lot of disasters, and Safety Check has been put to good use. It was first used in the Nepal Earthquake last year. And since then it has been used in all the terrorist atrocities in Europe.

But in the future, data can be used for more than that. Take the recent Zika virus outbreak in Florida. Here is a great example where governments could use Facebook data to help combat disease. If users have location turned on, outbreaks can be tracked geographically. And that information could be used to track down the source.

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Companies are going to benefit from data too. They’re going to be able to make decisions on how to market. If companies are able to collect data on what’s trending right now, they can customize their marketing accordingly.

Social Media: The New Skype

It seems strange that we have separate apps for posting pictures and having conversations. We use social media for the former and video chat apps, like Skype, for the latter. But why is that? It’s mainly down to the fact that Skype managed to get into the video-chat space first, and social media hasn’t caught up. Well, until now that is.

In 2016, live video went mainstream. Blab, Periscope, and Meerkat all went big and hit the primetime. Even Google moved to give Hangouts a video function. And this all makes sense. Video calling is fundamentally a social act. And so it should be merged with social media.

Facebook, of course, is on the case. As the world’s biggest social media site, it should be. Facebook wants to make sure that live video streaming is something that everybody does. They don’t want it to be the preserve of businesses and video marketers. They want to take on the likes of Periscope and make live streaming bigger than it already is.

 

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Plus, you can see the appeal of live streaming. One of the limitations of the original Facebook model was that you couldn’t broadcast your life in real time. But with the success of shows like Big Brother, there certainly is a market for it. Marketers on YouNow have discovered that social media users will actually pay to watch live streams. They’ll watch anything, from people sleeping, dancing and singing.

Social At Work

We all know how social media has found its way into our offices. But it’s never been seen as a part of work. It’s something that most employers discourage. And it’s something bloggers constantly tell us is a waste of time.

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But now there’s change afoot. No, your favorite social media sites aren’t going to be unblocked by the company firewall. But you may get some new, work-related social apps. One app, called Slack, is doing the rounds right now. It’s an app that allows users to share information, gifs, and PDFs. Facebook has also tried to get into the space. It’s launched its new Facebook for Work, which sounds utterly boring. But it’s designed to separate the business from the social since social media is now such an important part of business.

Machine Learning

Silicon Valley is obsessed with machine learning at the moment. It’s become the new Big Data. (In fact, it uses Big Data). And it’s being put to use on social media. Forevery, for instance, has developed a new technology that automatically classifies your camera roll. All you do is download the app, and then it will organize photos according to the people in the images, where they were taken, etc. It’s an example of just how much easier tech will make our lives.

Facebook too will move to tag you and your friends automatically in photos. We’ve had face recognition technology for a while now. But we’re moving into a different era. Now machine learning is so good it can tell who you are without even looking at your face. It can recognize you from other characteristics.

 

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Samsung Galaxy J3 with S bike mode – Is it worth buying?

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Samsung Galaxy J3 with S bike mode – Is it worth buying?

It has been a while since we posted a tech article on chaaps.com. What caught our eyes is a new smartphone from Samsung that comes with a unique functionality called “S Bike Mode”. In this article we learn more about this device with more focus on the newly introduced “S Bike Mode” feature.

The all new Samsung Galaxy J3 comes along with a NFC tag which one could stick on their bike / motorcycle / 2 Wheeler’s tank or on the helmet itself. Once you the NFC tag in place on your bike, you can simply activate the S bike mode by tapping your phone with the NFC tag ( which is pasted to your bike’s tank or helmet), you could also activate the S Bike mode by pressing the S bike icon which is present on your phone’s quick panel.

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The device notifies you when you have an urgent incoming call, you will be notified about the same.
When you have activated the S bike mode on your phone, a pre-recorded message informs the caller that you are riding the bike currently and cannot pick the call. The caller will be asked to press 1 if it is urgent and wants to really speak to the rider – the device then notifies about the urgent incoming call.

Samsung has put lot of thought while building this functionality. The S Bike mode feature makes sure that you ride safe and allows you to pick the call only when the bike is stationary. The Motion Lock feature takes care of this. Whenever there is an urgent call and you decide to pick the call, the Motion Lock feature makes sure that you take the call only when your bike is completely stopped.

Having said more about the Samsung J3’s S Bike mode – let us have a look at the actual specifications of this phone.

The new Samsung J3 smartphone comes with a battery capacity of 2,600 mAh and runs on Android 5.1 lolipop software. When it comes to storage and memory, the bike offers: 8GB of internal storage and 1.5GB of RAM and the phone supports microSD card upto a capacity of 128 GB. It is a 4G LTE phone and comes with two cameras – 8MP camera in the rear and 5MP camera in the front ( selfie camera). The camera is equipped with LED Flash as well.

So, Is it worth buying the new Samsung Galaxy J3 S bike mode smartphone. If you are an avid rider and own bikes like royal enfield or Bajaj Avenger or any cruiser bikes, you might find the luxury of this feature.

If you own any two wheeler, be it a scooter like Honda Activa, or a motorcycle like Bajaj Pulsar, Yamaha FZ, Hero Karizma or anything – all you need to do is – stick the NFC tag on your bike’s tank and start the “S Bike Mode” feature.

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EaseUS Disk Copy Home – The Disk cloning software you might want to try

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EaseUS has come up with a new software product called Disk Copy Home. If you are looking for a software that helps you partition your hard disk or if you simply want to clone the disk – the EaseUS’s Disk Copy Home shall save you. For home users, there is free disk/partition clone software, the same has been awarded 4 Stars by CNET Editors. You can either use easy-to-use wizard that helps you quickly clone the disk/partition or do a sector by sector copy makes physical 1:1 copies of hard disk partitions.

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EaseUS Disk Copy Home Features

The software offers you 4 essential features. Firstly, you can copy all of your hard drive by creating a bootable CD or DVD, this helps you in a situation where you want to copy entire disk in case of unknown/proprietary file systems or because of company policies.

The second awesome thing is the Partition copy feature where one could copy one partition to another sector by sector using a bootable CD.

The third feature is Disk copy – this helps you simply clone one disk to another sector by sector using bootable CD.

Fourthly, Sector by sector copy makes physical 1:1 copies or clones of hard disks and partitions that actually ensure 100 percent identity to the original one’s.

Highlights

  • Probably the best, safest and easiest way to copy all or part of a hard drive to another hard drive with Disk Copy.
  • The built-in burning feature in the software, automatically creates a bootable CD/DVD or USB disk to copy entire disk easily.
  • Best-in-class and user friendly graphical interface.
  • The sofware supports hard disks of sizes up to 1 TB.

In the digital era which we live, there are unpredictable situations where one failure can lead to other – imagine a situation where  your hard disk gets corrupted all of a sudden and all the important work like documents, videos, photos etc is gone for a toss. The only precautionary measure which you could possibly take is  to be smart and know how to clone a hard drive.

There are multiple offerings by EaseUS to solve the problem of hard disk cloning. You can first try the Disk Home Copy which is absolutely free and works for upto hard capacity of 1TB. If your requirement is higher and if you want more advanced features like file level cloning,  system state backup and restore, Hardware RAID support etc then you could probably give Todo Backup Home a try as it offers these functionalities and works for hard disks whose size is bigger than 4TB!

In order to try this software (Disk Copy) make sure your PC meets following requirements:

  • x86 Family CPU.
  • 128MB or higher memory.
  • CD/DVD ROM.
  • Mouse and Keyboard

The software works for following Windows system: 10/8/7/XP/Vista,Windows Server 2003/2008/2012

You can check  the full details of EaseUS Disk Copy Home edition and download the same here.

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Philips Launches High Performance Xenium I908 Smartphone In India

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Philips Launches High Performance Xenium I908 Smartphone in India

Philips mobile today announced the launch of two new phones in the Indian market — the Xenium I908 and S309. With an aggressive focus on developing innovative, high-performance phones at competitive price points, the two phones are aimed at providing youth, professionals and technology enthusiasts with an uninterrupted and seamless smartphone experience. The I908 and S309 are priced at Rs. 11, 799/- and Rs. 4,999/- respectively.

Philips mobile has made use of its innovative engineering capabilities and Xenium technology to create a flagship smartphone I908 with a sleek form factor, 8.8 mm thickness and leather like cover which is impressive and easy to hold. High performance is the underlining feature of the Xenium I908 which comes with an octa-core 1.7GHz processor allowing all the eight cores to run simultaneously. This technology offers enhanced performance, power efficiency and improve user experience.

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The phone is equipped with a 2GB RAM operating memory which also allows for a super-fast system experience and the 16GB internal memory as a plus. The I908 has a 5 inch full HD screen, a 13 megapixel rear camera and a 5 MP front camera with an 88 degree wide angel lens for high quality self-shots.

The S309 is a budget smartphone with a trendy and ergonomic design. The phone comes with a 4 inch screen size with a Capacitive Touch Panel (CTP) and multi-touch capability. The phone has 5.0 MP rear camera and a 0.3 MP rear camera. It is powered by a Dual core 1.0 GHz processor and has an Internal memory of 4GB ROM The phone also has micro SD card support upto 32 GB.

S.S. Bassi who is the Country Manager – SAARC, Sangfei Mobility said:

“Identifying the dearth in the industry for phones with high-end performance capabilities, we have introduced the I908 with powerful features across every aspect of the phone. Packed with Philips’ trademark Xenium technology, the phone offers excellent battery life and stand by time for its consumers. It is ideal for consumers looking for a smooth and reliable smartphone experience. The S309 on the other hand is the ideal phone for users looking for a budget smartphone with key features and reliable performance.”

Price and Availability of Xenium I908

  • Xenium I908 is currently available at Rs. 11,799
  • Xenium S309 is currently available at starting price of Rs. 4,999

Philips Mobile would partner with Redington as their distribution partner to their products available across all geographies in India.

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Now send Whatsapp messages from Google Now

Now send Whatsapp messages from Google Now

Remember when Google Now added the feature to send text messages with a voice command?
Yeah.

Remember when text messaging was cool? Probably not.

Earlier, the fix to this was to make Whatsapp your default messaging app. Not quite convenient if you ask me.

However, in the latest update (i.e., the one that came just a couple of hours before the time of writing this), Google now has rolled out a new feature where users can send messages to any of their contacts via Whatsapp/Telegram/Some Other Messaging Clients I never bothered to download.

How to send whatsapp/telegram messages from google now?

  • Install the latest update of Google Now
  • Say “OK Google, Send whatsapp message to Salma Hayek” if you have Salma’s number – or if you’ve saved someone else’s number as Salma Hayek in which case, you fuckin’ weirdo!
  • Google Now will prompt you to recite your message and ask you to confirm it before sending it
  • Bam! Sent!

This feature doesn’t seem to work with Facebook Messenger though which is weird considering it’s one of the most popular messaging clients in android. Who knows what really goes on in the backend of mobile app marketing campaigns? Are google and facebook still beefing? And if they are, did they forget Facebook bought Whatsapp? 😛

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Top Reasons Why Print Marketing is Still Relevant in the Digital Era

Even if living in a digital era has lead us to communicate via text or email and to advertise via mobile devices or the web, print marketing is more important than ever. Marketers have realized that branded print material should be an integral part of any marketing mix.

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Therefore, in order to be successful, businesses shouldn’t fail to include valuable print marketing tools such as flyers (which you can order at very affordable prices online, like you can do here),  brochures, catalogs, a Retractable Banner, newsletters and business cards in their offline marketing channels.

Business should rely on an offline marketing strategy that is supported by the marketing they’re doing online, and vice versa. After careful research, we’ve come up with the top reasons why print marketing is still valuable in today’s digital era. Here’s a look:

Print Marketing Boosts Online Search by 67%

According to Plumtree Marketing, 67% of online search is driven by offline messages, with 39% of shoppers ultimately making a purchase. As you can see, print marketing boosts online search, bringing thousands of people to your company’s virtual window.

Print is Trustworthy

A Print In the Mix survey found that 56% of respondents say they found printed material to be the ‘most trustworthy’ of media channels. In addition, the survey found that nearly half of the respondents said they have kept a direct mail piece for future reference, and 17% do so regularly. And, last but not least, according to a study by VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, consumers trust advertising in print media more than any other media.

Print Material is Engaging

Customers are far more engaged whenever they read printed material than when they read websites. Unlike websites which are usually skimmed for a few seconds, prints provide a long time to engage and intrigue consumers. The physical nature of printed brochures demands the reader’s attention and they tend to take action in no time.

Brochures are entry level marketing strategies; they’re affordable and can be ordered in as large or small a quantity as needed. You can use them to promote a website and add some important info on your brand and services or products, urging readers to go online for an incentive. These are very affordable to test this theory out, order just 50 and track them with QR codes.

Print Has Creative Potential

Many brands take advantage of the creative potential provided by print marketing. Some companies rely on a wide array of innovative assets such as heat sensitive thermochemical inks, lenticular inks, scented paper, holograms, 3D techniques, pop-ups and cut-outs to stand out and grab attention.

Print Enables an Integrated World

When digital and print work together, optimal marketing results are delivered. In this marvelous integrated world enabled by print marketing, business cards provide consumers with Twitter and LinkedIn URLs as well as QR codes. Also, augmented reality technologies are launched thanks to print publications.

When digital and print marketing tools are used across a campaign, research shows significant increase in ROI. Each having numerous benefits, digital media does push longer conversation time than prints do.

We hope this information comes in handy. Keep in mind that the ultimate integration of offline and online promotions can make a search campaign more efficient for any brand in particular. Have you been taking advantage of print marketing? Which tool has proven to be more effective? We would love to hear your thoughts. Feel free to leave a comment below.

Screenshots of Windows Phone 10 – How different from 8.1?

Microsoft’s insider program has given access to early build of Windows 10 for phones for few registered insiders. Since then, it is raining screenshots  of Windows 10 (for phones) from different Windows communities across the web. Seems like this is turning out to be the next wave. We have tried to put everything  at one place comparing one on one with the current Windows Phone 8.1.

Leaked Screenshots of Windows Phone 10

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As you can see in the Windows  Phone 10 start screen, the background wallpaper/image which is set occupies the full estate of the phone screen not leaving any room for the dark/light background.  While in the Windows Phone 8.1, the background image  overlays only on top of the tiles  and giving enough room for the phone’s dark/light background. To keep it simple, we can visualize this similar to standard Windows desktop where the tiles lying everywhere.  There are no significant changes in the top clock bar.

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The new Action center in Windows Phone 10 has three rows of action bar items. If you can watch closely, the “All Settings” option in 8.1 has been made as one of the action bar items and a collapsible control has been added in Windows Phone 10’s action center. A welcome change, providing users with more control under a single tray, so one need not bother visiting the settings page very often for a simple change.

 

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This is the much voted feature request in Uservoice, Microsoft has finally listened and now has made a beautiful looking settings page. The settings page in Windows Phone 10 now looks very neat, organized and well grouped under important headings just similar to what we see in desktop version of Windows. A descriptive icon next to main settings item makes everyone’s life easy.  In Windows Phone 8.1, the user has to scroll endlessly to find the desired settings item which is bit of a pain as things are not grouped/ sorted alphabetically.  You can also notice a thick Settings header with icon which is missing in 8.1.

 

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Just like we saw in the start screen of Windows Phone 10, the background wallpaper continues to appear even in the app list. The famous jump-start menu in the apps list of Windows phone 10 is now more left aligned unlike the center alignment in 8.1. The search bar icon now aligns with the jump-start menu. Looks more neater.  We have also seen in one of the presentations, Joe Belfiore of Microsoft demonstrating the inclusion of a feature where the recently installed app appears on top of the app list for greater accessibility.

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The Windows Phone 10 now comes with a draggable keyboard  which is in fact very useful for devices which are of large screen like Lumia 1520. You can also see the addition of “Microphone” which you could use to dictate your message instead of typing.

These are just early screenshots of Windows Phone 10 and might be subject to change.

We hope you liked the list. Feel free to share your experience below. 

XOLO One gets Android 5.0 Lollipop Update

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XOLO, the premium smart devices brand, has rolled out Android 5.0 Lollipop update on the XOLO One devices. XOLO had promised the Lollipop update when XOLO One was launched in October 2014, and the team has delivered on the promise of providing the latest Android 5.0 Lollipop way ahead of other players.

A superior smartphone experience is more than just the hardware specifications. For an uncompromising user experience, the software must continually evolve to best serve users’ changing needs. XOLO has always been proactive with consistent software updates and having a dedicated engineering team at Bangalore has proved to be an advantage for the company.

Priced at Rs. 6,599 only, XOLO One is for Everyone including the first time smartphone users who have high aspirations, and look for value offering without compromising on the overall experience.

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With the Android v5.0 Lollipop update, users can enjoy more coherent and organized user experience. This latest Android Lollipop OS delivers a host of improvements including a new Material Design language, which gives a whole new colorful look and feel to the device – from fluid animations to added themes, colors and widgets. Notifications are also improved as users can set the priority and privacy of notifications for each application. Users can even view and respond to messages directly from the lock screen. Moreover, shortcut keys for camera and dialer can now be directly accessed from the lock screen. Quick Settings also gets a revamp and offers handy controls like flashlight, hotspot, screen rotation and cast screen controls. The Battery setting gets a boost and shows an estimated projection for how much time is left while discharging or charging.

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The update has been rolled out via OTA (over-the-air) and it can also be manually downloaded from the official XOLO support site. http://www.xolo.in/xolocare/software-update. XOLO Users can download the OTA files on to their PC and transfer the same to their phone to install it. Else, users can also directly download the same on to their phone and after unzipping the same, install it to enjoy the Lollipop version on their device.

Key specifications of XOLO One at a glance:

• Android v5.0 Lollipop
• Premium Leather Finish Back, available in 5 color options
• 1 GB RAM, 8GB Internal Memory
• 4.5 inch On-Cell IPS Display
• 1.3 GHz Quad-core processor
• 5 MP rear camera with BSI Sensor
• 1,700 mAh Battery
• Dual SIM (3G+3G)

Turn-up the music passion with XOLO Q700 Club

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XOLO, the premium smart devices brand, today announced the launch of Q700 Club for an exhilarating music experience. This new addition to the Club series is targeted at youth who like to hear it loud.

For a thrilling music experience, XOLO Q700 Club is packed with Dual front speakers supported by DTS. To add to the joy of music enthusiasts, Q700 Club comes with a pre-embedded Hungama App that offers unlimited Music and video downloads for 3 months, absolutely free.

With IP55 protection, XOLO Q700 Club offers protection from dust particles and water splash. Device allows user to enjoy their favorite music on the go without worrying about the environment.

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The device is powered with 1.3 GHz Quad- Core processor, coupled with 1 GB RAM and 8 GB internal memory, expandable upto 32 GB, for a lag-free smooth performance. Its Dual Mali 400 GPU provides a superlative gaming experience with its superior graphic rendering capabilities.

Dual- SIM Q700 Club comes with a 5 MP rear camera with flash and auto focus. Running on Android OS v4.4 KitKat, the device sports a brilliant 4.5” IPS Display. Packed with a 2000 mAh battery, XOLO Q700 Club adds more music to the ears.

The phone will be retailed at Rs. 6,999 across all authorized retail counters, modern trade outlets and also through e-commerce portal- Snapdeal.

Key specifications of XOLO Q700 Club at a glance:

• Dual front speakers supported with DTS
• Protection against dust and water, with IP55 protection
• 1 GB RAM, 8GB Internal Memory
• 4.5 inch IPS Display
• 1.3 GHz Quad-core processor
• 5 MP rear camera & VGA front camera
• Android v4.4 KitKat
• 2000 mAh Battery
• Dual SIM (3G+2G)

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How to Enable Right-To-Left Layout in Android

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How to Enable Right-To-Left Layout in Android:

We all are very much comfortable with the traditional left-to-right text alignment. But left hand users may feel more comfortable in a right-to-left text alignment for taping and all. If your device’s system language is one that uses a right-to-left script (like Arabic, or Hebrew), the change from LTR to RTL is done automatically.

To force right-to-left layouts on your Android device follow the below steps,

Step 1: Go to Menu and select Settings

Step 2: If you can see Developer Options and access it you can skip this step, else continue with this step to enable Developer Options. Select About Phone and tap seven times in quick succession on Build Number to enable Developer Options.

Step 3: Now Developer Options will be enabled and it may listed at the bottom right above About Phone, tap it to open.

Step 4: Scroll down and tap the box to enable Force RTL layout direction.

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Now you have turned on the Right-To-Left Layout in your phone. All system menus and Google apps will reflect the change: phonebook, messaging, Google Play, Gmail, notifications area, and so on. Switching back to left-to-right layouts is just as easy, and is obviously done by taping again on the “Force RTL layout direction” tab.

Hope you got what we meant.If not, drop in your doubts in the comment section.Keep visiting the site for more cool articles which is going to help you by various means.

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Indian Government Orders  To Block GitHub, Vimeo And 30 Other Websites:
 

There is an interesting news regarding some move made by indian government with respect to websites flourishing in the country and it does make sense as well with their action so as to block certain websites.Internet censorship has been hotly debated in the recent times and the latest move by the Indian Government has stirred many heated conversations. The Indian Department of Telecom has sent a circular to ISPs and mobile operators asking them to block 32 sites which includes github, vimeo, dailymotion and others. Pranesh Prakash, director at the Centre for internet and Society shared an excerpt which lists all the blocked URLs and social media has been in a frenzy with reports.

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“The websites that have been blocked were based on an advisory by Anti Terrorism Squad, and were carrying Anti India content from ISIS. The sites that have removed objectionable content and/or cooperated with the ongoing investigations, are being unblocked.” Mr Gupta said in a tweet.

“It is Vimeo’s longstanding policy not to allow videos that promote terrorism, and we remove such videos whenever we become aware of them,” said a Vimeo spokeswoman. “We have not received notice from the Indian government concerning such videos and have contacted them requesting the blocking order to identify, and evaluate the video in question. It is our hope that Vimeo can be restored promptly in India.”

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Many people have confirmed that some of the sites are already not opening with certain ISPs which imply that the order is being implemented.India had blocked websites of various kinds in the past as well for the best of the country and with their new move they should have made the decision by thinking so much by covering every possible loopholes.Keep visiting the site for more updates regarding the news.Good day…!! 🙂