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Wednesday, 8 June 2016

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Wednesday, 6 April 2016

Android app development

Android Training 

You are a fresher looking to begin a career in Android app development. But you are having concerns about your ability to become an Android developer or in identifying the best institute to learn the course. Just be assured – at Web D School, we have trained a whole lot of beginners & all of them are working as professional developers today.
To explain in a nutshell, the entire process of Android app development followed by developers can be segmented into 7 steps -
  • Conceptualizing – Defining the functionalities of the app
  • Wire framing – Making the blueprint of the app structure
  • Designing – User interface designing
  • Development – Developing a prototype with coding
  • Testing – Checking for errors
  • Market submission – Uploading the app onto the Android market
  • Promotion – Reaching out to the target customers
We, at Web D School, hire professionals from the industry to teach ‘Android app development’ course to our students, which would be highly beneficial for them in terms of getting to learn the latest trends followed by the production companies today. We help our students with a final project in developing an android app, which would help them in showcasing their skills to the prospective employers.
There are many institutes that offer Android development classes in Chennai, but Web D School has marched ahead of all of them to become the No.1 institute, by offering the best quality training coupled with numerous value additions.

Sunday, 20 March 2016

Tuesday, 1 March 2016

Vivo Xplay5 Elite With 6GB of RAM, Snapdragon 820 SoC Launched

Vivo has previously broken records by launching the slimmest smartphone - the Vivo X5 Max, with a thickness of 4.75mm. Now the Chinese tech company has once again set a benchmark for others by launching world's first smartphone with 6GB of RAM - the Vivo Xplay5 Elite. It also launched a more affordable version, the Vivo Xplay5 featuring 4GB of RAM, at the same event in China.

The dual-SIM Vivo Xplay5 Elite (seen below), the more powerful model out of the two, is made of metal with Gorilla Glass 4 coating body. Like the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge models, this handset too features a dual curved 5.43-inch Super Amoled display with QHD (1440x2560 pixels) resolution. It is powered by Qualcomm's flagship chipset, the quad-core Snapdragon 820 SoC clocked at 2.15GHz, paired with 6GB RAM and Adreno 530 GPU.

In the optics department, the Vivo Xplay5 Elite sports a 16-megapixel rear camera powered by Sony IMX298 sensor, phase detection autofocus (PDAF), 6P Lens, f/2.0 aperture, and dual-tone LED flash. An 8-megapixel front-facing camera is also present. The Xplay5 Elite supports 4G LTE networks (Indian bands included), Hi-Fi 3.0 (2*ES9028+OPA1612), Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth v4.2, GPS, Micro-USB (with OTG), and is backed by a 3600mAh battery. At the back it also has a fingerprint sensor. It houses 128GB of non-expandable inbuilt storage, measures 153.5x76.2x7.59mm, and weighs 167.8 grams. In addition, the device comes with a bunch of sensors - gravity, ambient light, proximity, and gyroscope. Both handsets additionally have split-screen multitasking functionality.

Running Android 6.0 Marshmallow with the Funtouch OS 2.6 skin on top, the smartphone will hit the stores in China starting March 8 and will come with a price tag of CNY 4,288 (roughly Rs. 44,300).

The Vivo Xplay5 (seen above) runs Android 5.1 Lollipop with its Funtouch OS 2.5.1 skin on top. It shares the same dual curved QHD display, camera, battery, connectivity options, and inbuilt storage as seen with Xplay5 Elite. However, it packs a less powerful octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 SoC clocked at 1.8GHz, clubbed with 4GB RAM and Adreno 510 GPU. It has a different Hi-Fi chip - CS4395+AD45257 as well. Measuring 153.5X76.2X7.59mm, the Xplay5 also sports fingerprint sensor, weighs 167.8 grams and will be priced at CNY 3,698 (roughly Rs. 38,200). The smartphones' availability details outside China are not yet known.

Source link : http://gadgets.ndtv.com/

Sunday, 28 February 2016

Maruti Suzuki India starts export of Baleno to Europe

New Delhi: Car market leader Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) has started shipping its premium hatchback Baleno to Europe, ahead of the formal launch of the model by its Japanese parent Suzuki Motor Corp.

The Baleno, which is produced only in India, has already become the first model to be exported by Maruti to its parent Suzuki's home market, Japan.

SMC will showcase India-made Baleno in the upcoming Geneva International Motor, which will be open to the press on March 1 and 2 and then to the general public from March 3-13.

"The shipments of the Baleno has started from last week," a company official told PTI.

Suzuki Motor Corporation said that after its world premiere at the last Frankfurt Motor Show, it is ready for the market launch of the new Baleno in Europe.

"The model will go on sale in Europe in this spring," the company said in a statement.

MSI, an arm of SMC, launched the Baleno in India last year. It will be launched in Japan next month.

The first consignment comprised 1,800 units and was shipped from Mundra Port in Gujarat, where SMC is setting up a manufacturing plant to supply cars to its Indian arm.

Maruti also plans to export the Baleno to over 100 global markets. The company and its supplier partners have invested Rs 1,060 crore in the development of Baleno, which is being manufactured at the company's Manesar plant.

In the domestic market, the car has been well accepted. Last month, Baleno made it to the eight rank in the top ten passenger vehicle models with sale of 7,698 units

Baleno competes with the likes of Hyundai i20, Honda Jazz and Volkswagen Polo and is sold through the company's new premium network of showrooms, Nexa.

Source link : india.com

Friday, 26 February 2016

2016 Bajaj V15 launched in India at Rs 62,000

Bajaj Auto have launched the new V15 motorcycle in India at Rs 62,000, ex-Delhi. While the list price of the motorcycle is Rs 61,000, Bajaj Auto has a cafe racer cover, grabrail, crash guard and saree guard as part of the compulsory accessories package which accounts for the additional Rs 1,000. Ex-showroom prices for other metros are Rs 62,820 for Mumbai, Rs 63,682 for Chennai and Rs 65,498 for Kolkata.

The Bajaj V15 looks like a mix between a cafe racer and a cruiser motorcycle. Bajaj Auto have used metal from INS Vikrant after it was scrapped for use in the V15. Each Bajaj V15 carries an INS Vikrant logo on its fuel tank cap. The motorcycle has thicker front forks than what we have seen in 150cc motorcycles in India. It also offers an 18-inch tyre in the front and a 16-inch at the rear, signalling its cruiser intentions.

Bajaj have used a new 12PS/13Nm 150cc DTS-i engine in the V15, along with a 5-speed transmission. Deliveries of the motorcycle start from March 2016.

source link : overdrive.in

Wednesday, 24 February 2016

Mercedes-Benz rolls out the last new E-Class

German luxury car maker Mercedes-Benz India (MBI) launched a commemorative edition of its best-selling mid-size luxury sedan, the E-Class, to mark 20 years of production in India.
The Edition E has three variants, priced at Rs 48.60 lakh (ex-showroom Pune) for the lowest variant, while the topmost variant, called E 350 CDI, is Rs 60.61 lakh.
Mercedes-Benz, in a joint venture with Tata Motors (then Telco), started manufacturing the E-Class in India in 1995, and since then, the car has evolved to its current form through four generations. The Edition E is the last of the fourth generation, and will be phased out once its replacement is finalised.
The E-Class, the first ever ‘Made in India’ luxury sedan, has been the highest selling luxury car in India, with over 32,000 sold in the country.
The second generation of the E-Class, the W210, was introduced in 1997 when it was still produced by the joint venture company.
In 2000-2001, the Tatas sold their stake in MBI, and the German company took 100 per cent ownership.
The third generation, the W211, still produced at Pimpri, was unveiled in 2002.
In 2009, when MBI shifted to its new manufacturing facility at Chakan in Pune, it rolled out the fourth generation, W212, followed, in 2013, with a facelift of this model.
The Edition E is the ‘refreshed version’ of the W212, company officials said. “It is a moment of immense pride for us that the E-Class, which is the highest-selling luxury sedan in India, completes 20 glorious years of production in India,” said Roland Folger, MD & CEO, Mercedes-Benz India, in a statement.
“Twenty years of E-Class in India also reiterates the influence of the brand Mercedes-Benz on customers, and its contribution towards the evolution of luxury motoring in India.”
Twenty years of
E-Class reiterates the influence of the brand on customers
Roland Folger,MD & CEO, Mercedes-Benz
The evolution
1995 — 1st generation
1997 — 2nd generation
2002 — 3rd generation
2009 — 4th generation
2013 — Facelift of 4th gen
2016 — Refreshed version

Source Link : thehindu.com

Tuesday, 23 February 2016

LeEco Le Max Pro goes on sale for a ridiculously low Rs 21,000

LeEco has announced the sale of their flagship LeEco Le Max Pro starting 22 February, at MWC 2016. The device is ridiculously powerful, playing host to the Snapdragon 820 and with specs to match. The phone will be priced at 1,999RMB (Rs 21,000).

The Le Max Pro made waves at CES 2016, walking away with the “Best of CES” award and is a device that boasts of a number of world firsts. The device is the first device to offer the Snapdragon 820 chipset, an ultrasonic finger print scanner and support for 802.11ad. It’s also claimed to be the world’s first device to use a full-floating glass panel.

If that wasn’t enough, the device will have 4GB of RAM and use UFS 2.0 flash storage for the internal memory. To those not in the know, UFS 2.0 is the gold standard as far as speed in the mobile space is concerned.

The imaging sensor is also no slouch. The rear camera is the lovely 21MP Sony IMX 230 sensor coupled to an f/2,0 lens, while the front camera is a 4MP one with a wide-angle lens.

The device is a gorgeous blend of aluminium and glass, featuring a bezel-less design, a unibody, all-metal, aluminium design. It’s also a screwless design and uses the aforementioned floating glass panel, which was apparently custom made by Sharp.

LeEco seems to have timed the release date of the device just before Xiaomi’s press event tomorrow, where they’re expected to announce their own Snapdragon 820 powered, WiFi 802.11ad and 26MP camera toting Mi 5. The Mi 5 is also expected to be priced in the same range as the LeEco Le Max Pro.

source link : tech.firstpost.com

Monday, 22 February 2016

4 things you didn't know about the Rio 2016 Olympics logo

It's widely known that the shape of Sugarloaf mountain is referenced in the emblem. What wasn't known – until now – is that all the curves and spaces represent local landmarks, from the surrounding mountains to the islands. Hold the logo up on the beach and you can apply it to every part of the surrounding natural environment.

"We wanted to give a sculpture city a sculpture logo," Gelli told us after his talk. "We put all the curves that nobody knows. I've never talked about this – only Sugarloaf because the logo uses that for its main shape – but all the curves [represent the landscape]. We tried to bring the shape of all the big mountains that we have because it was really important that the people of Rio could feel represented in the logo."

At certain angles, the dancing people almost assume letterforms. "Many people started to see the word 'Rio' in the logo," said Gelli. "The major of Rio said to us: 'Oh, great! You put Rio in the symbol. We said, er…" he laughed. “That's something we never imagined."

"But unconsciously we did put those things there. Before we started to design things – to find the best colour, textures, shapes, things like that – we tried to identify the soul. In this process, when you're trying to find the unique perspective that the creative challenge has, you put the seed on the floor to grow," he explained. "The materialisation is just a consequence of this whole process."

The Paralympics logo mixes two archetypal symbols: the heart and the infinity symbol. "It's not an obvious heart," says Gelli. "But it was important to find symbols that are perceived as positive in all cultures.

"We used 3D because we wanted to create a tactile experience. You have a lot of blind people. We wanted to open a new experience for them."

One interpretation Gelli heard involved an outcome he hadn't planned. "One day a man in the slum told me that the three forces are the people, the company and the politicians – they're together in a big hug to change the city and to change the country," he explained.

"I think that happened, in a certain way," he adds. "You can see in Rio today a huge challenge, a huge change, in the city – and it was part of this big hug that happened."

Running from 17 to 19 February, the annual Design Indaba Conference in Cape Town features the best of global creativity on one stage.

Source link: creativebloq.com

Tuesday, 16 February 2016

Android App Development Training

Android has the monopoly in the mobile platform market & its soaring popularity has paved way to millions of new jobs across the globe. Mobile application industry is the fastest growing industry in the world today & India ranks as the third fastest growing market for Android application development.
We, at Web D School, hire professionals from the industry to teach ‘Android app development’ course to our students, which would be highly beneficial for them in terms of getting to learn the latest trends followed by the production companies today. We help our students with a final project in developing an android app, which would help them in showcasing their skills to the prospective employers.

Wednesday, 3 February 2016

Graphic India to Expand Blockbuster ‘Baahubali’ to Comics, Animation, Novels


India’s Arka Mediaworks has teamed with character entertainment company Graphic India to expand its blockbuster “Baahubali: The Beginning” across formats including comic books, novels, animation and gaming.

2015 release “Baahubali: The Beginning”, directed by S.S. Rajamouli, and produced by Arka’s Shobu Yarlagadda and Prasad Devineni, grossed more than $88 million worldwide. A shorter international version cut by Vincent Tabaillon, (“Now You See Me”, “Taken 2”) is set to roll out across 30 international territories.

The transmedia expansion of “Baahubali” will begin with graphic novels. The first two are already in production, Graphic India co-founder Sharad Devarajan revealed. Also in the works is a larger, animated project, currently titled “Baahubali: The Lost Legends”.

source link : http://variety.com/


Outstanding Visual Effects in a Photoreal Feature
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Roger Guyett

Luke O'Byrne
Patrick Tubach
Paul Kavanagh
Chris Corbould

Outstanding Visual Effects in an Animated Feature
The Good Dinosaur

Sanjay Bakshi
Denise Ream
Michael Venturini
Jon Reisch

Outstanding VFX in Photoreal Episode
Game Of Thrones, Dance of Dragons
Joe Bauer
Steve Kullback
Eric Carney
Derek Spears
Stuart Brisdon

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Commercial
SSE; Pier
Neil Davies
Tim Lyall
Hitesh Patel
Jorge Montiel

Outstanding Animated Performance in a Photoreal Feature
The Revenant; The Bear
Matt Shumway
Gaelle Morand
Karin Cooper
Leandro Estebecorena

Outstanding Animated Performance in an Animated Feature
Inside Out; Joy
Shawn Krause
Tanja Krampfert
Jacob Merrell
Alexis Angelidis

Outstanding Animated Performance in an Episode, Commercial, or Real-Time Project
SSE; Pier; Orangutan
Jorge Montiel
Sauce Vilas
Philippe Moine
Sam Driscoll

Outstanding Effects Simulations in a Photoreal Feature
Mad Max: Fury Road; Toxic Storm
Dan Bethell
Clinton Downs
Chris Young

Outstanding Effects Simulations in an Animated Feature
The Good Dinosaur
Stephen Marshall
Magnus Wrenninge
Michael Hall
Hemagiri Arumugam

Outstanding Effects Simulations in an Episode, Commercial, or Real-Time Project
Game of Thrones; Hardhome
David Ramos
Antonio Lado
Piotr Weiss
Félix Bergés

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Student Project
Andreas Feix
Francesco Faranna

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Real-Time Project
The Order: 1886
Nathan Phail-Liff
Dana Jan
Anthony Vitale
Scot Andreason

Outstanding Virtual Cinematography in a Photoreal Project
Star Wars: The Force Awakens; Falcon Chase / Graveyard
Paul Kavanagh
Colin Benoit
Susumu Yukuhiro
Greg Salter

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Special Venue Project
Fast and Furious: Supercharged
Chris Shaw
Alysia Cotter
Ben White
Diego Guerrero

Outstanding Created Environment in a Photoreal Feature
Star Wars: The Force Awakens; Falcon Chase / Graveyard
Yanick Dusseault
Mike Wood
Justin van der Lek
Quentin Marmier

Outstanding Created Environment in an Animated Feature
The Good Dinosaur; The Farm
David Munier
Matthew Webb
Matt Kuruc
Tom Miller

Outstanding Created Environment in an Episode, Commercial, or Real-Time Project
Game of Thrones; City of Volantis
Dominic Piche
Christine Leclerc
Patrice Poissant
Thomas Montminy-Brodeur

Outstanding Models in a Photoreal or Animated Project
Star Wars: The Force Awakens; BB-8
Joshua Lee
Matthew Denton
Landis Fields
Cyrus Jam

Outstanding Compositing in a Photoreal Feature
The Revenant; Bear Attack
Donny Rausch
Alan Travis
Charles Lai
TC Harrison

Outstanding Compositing in a Photoreal Commercial
SSE; Pier
Gary Driver
Greg Spencer
Grant Connor

Outstanding Compositing in a Photoreal Episode
Game of Thrones; Hardhome
Eduardo Díaz
Guillermo Orbe
Oscar Perea
Inmaculada Nadela

Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a Photoreal Feature
The Revenant
Rich McBride
Ivy Agregan
Jason Smith
Nicolas Chevallier
Cameron Waldbauer

Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a Photoreal Episode
Vikings; To the Gates
Dominic Remane
Bill Halliday
Paul Wishart
Ovidiu Cinazan
Paul Byrne

Tuesday, 2 February 2016

Auto Expo: Maruti Suzuki takes the veil of Vitara Brezza, says it is statement for 'Create in India'

Greater Noida - India's flagship biennial automobile show, the Auto Expo, kicked off on Wednesday with the country's largest carmaker Maruti Suzuki India unveiling new compact SUV 'Vitara Brezza'.
Vitara Brezza is among the first of a new range of products in which the company's Indian engineers have played a bigger role in designing and development as parent Suzuki looks to enhance its base here.

"In 'Suzuki Next 100', our mid-term management plan, India is positioned as the most strategic market and production base. I am proud to introduce the brand new Vitara Brezza. It is developed under a unique process to design, with a special focus on taste and values of Indian customers," Suzuki Motor
Corporation President and COO T Suzuki told reporters here.
The model will compete with the likes of Ford EcoSport, Mahindra TUV300, besides being pitched against Renault Duster and Hyundai Creta which are priced in the range of Rs 6.79 lakh to Rs 13.77 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).
Maruti Suzuki India Executive Director R&D, C V Raman lead the designing and development.
The total investment on the development of the vehicle is Rs 860 crore, Raman said.
Commenting on the significance of the model, MSI Managing Director and CEO Kenichi Ayukawa said: "If Baleno is our poster for Make in India, the Vitara Brezza is our statement for Create in India."

Vitara Brezza is the second of the 15 new models that MSI will launch in the next five years as it aims to sell two million units annually by 2020.
MSI has already said that starting with the compact SUV, it will pay royalty to its parent Suzuki in rupee instead of yen for all new models. The move is expected to result in an average royalty rate of 5 per cent of net sales as compared to 5.6 to 6 per cent for the existing models, which are paid in

MSI Chairman R C Bhargava had last year said the royalty paid by the company to parent Suzuki for the compact SUV would be around 4 per cent.
MSI had showcased the concept of the compact SUV as XA Alpha in the 2012 Auto Expo held in the Capital.

The first two days of the 2016 Auto Expo is open to media and business visitors and will be opened for public during February 5-9.
Highlighting the importance of the Auto Expo, Ayukawa said it is a showcase of India's automobile industry to the world as the Indian auto industry aspires to be in top global three in the next decade.
Over 80 new products will be launched at the expo and an estimated seven lakh visitors are expected.

source link : firstpost.com

Monday, 1 February 2016

How ‘Kung Fu Panda 3’ Brought Chinese New Year Cheer To Hollywood

LOS ANGELES — At Chinese New Year parties around the world, red-clad revelers are celebrating the arrival of the year of the monkey. But for Hollywood, this one’s all about a black-and-white bear.

“Kung Fu Panda 3,” the latest installment in the comedy series from DreamWorks Animation, delivered at the box office despite its release date of Jan. 29 — the heart of Hollywood’s dead zone. According to media research firm Rentrak, “Kung Fu Panda 3” topped both the international and domestic box office last weekend, reeling in about $117 million across the globe and $41 million in the United States.

DreamWorks and Fox, the production company’s distributor, took a risk with the time of the movie’s release, but it’s one that was rewarded and could give Hollywood more confidence in releasing bigger-budget films during the Chinese New Year season.

The movie’s domestic performance did fall short of the opening weekends of the first two “Kung Fu Panda” films, which brought in about $60 million and $47 million when they were released in the summers of 2008 and 2011. But $41 million for a late-January opening — typically the slowest moviegoing time of the year — isn’t bad at all.

“It was a bold move to open the movie in late January but it paid off,” Rentrak senior media analyst Paul Dergarabedian told Variety.

Fox and DreamWorks made sure the domestic audience didn’t overlook “Kung Fu Panda 3.” They promoted the film with as robust a marketing campaign as has been seen for a midwinter release. The movie’s backers teamed up with Amazon to give away downloads of the original “Kung Fu Panda” to customers who bought another eligible item in an offer that lasted through Jan. 1; it was Amazon’s biggest-ever movie giveaway.

Angelenos stuck in traffic couldn’t help but notice the “Kung Fu Panda 3” ads plastered across many of the city’s buses. Popular frozen yogurt chain Yogurtland is rolling out five “Kung Fu Panda”-inspired flavors throughout January and February, as well as five collectible spoons.

And in China, pop star Luhan — who also made an official music video for “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” — released a promotional video for “Kung Fu Panda 3.”

The advertising blitz in the U.S. and China certainly appeared to pay off, but the movie’s proven international appeal also lessened the risk of shifting the release date at home. “Kung Fu Panda 3” brought in more than $75 million outside the United States — including about $58 million in China alone, where it also topped the box office — in its opening weekend. To put that in perspective, “Kung Fu Panda 2” made a total of $92 million in China in 2011, when the country’s box office was less than one-third as large as it is today.

But most critically to the film’s international success, “Kung Fu Panda 3” was a true co-production between DreamWorks and a handful of Chinese companies, which allowed it to screen in China during the New Year window, a time traditionally closed to Western films. That hasn’t historically been a huge deal, because Hollywood tends not to release tentpole movies during that window, and the Chinese box office has been both financially significant and open to Western filmmakers for only a few years.

By shifting to the winter, “Kung Fu Panda 3” may have left some domestic box-office money on the table. But positioning its release date during the busiest moviegoing time in China, soon to be the world’s biggest movie market, should deliver international revenue that will more than make up for any domestic shortfall, based on initial results. With the first winter “Kung Fu Panda” doing well enough at home — and providing a blueprint for sliding into Chinese cinemas during the New Year — Hollywood’s holiday season is likely to get a whole lot longer.

Post appeared on : ibtimes.com

Sunday, 31 January 2016

LeEco’s Le 1s priced at Rs 10,999: All you wanted to know in 10 points about the superphone

                                                                     LeEco Le 1s priced at Rs 10,999 was launched in India recently and the company has labelled it a 'superphone' whose aim is to 'disrupt' the mid-range market with its cutting-edge specifications. Here are top 10 points to note about the Le 1S smartphone

                                                                     LeEco Le 1s: The thin device with a bezel-less screen looks stunning in shiny rose-gold - not too large, not too small and which easily fits into the palm. LeEco Le 1s: The all-metal (aluminium) body makes the smartphone a bit heavy; the 'superphone' is 4G-enabled.

                                                                   LeEco Le 1s: The smartphone has speaker grills and charger/USB points at the bottom, SIM card trays (GSM micro and GSM macro) on the left and power, volume up/down buttons on the right bumper.

                                                                      LeEco Le 1s: Handset sports a camera with flash on the top left corner and a mirror-finish fingerprint scanner in the centre on the back that unlocks the phone in a blink.

                                                                     LeEco Le 1s: Smartphone's touch sensor of home, menu and back buttons look nice but interestingly, these are not visible until you touch them. Even when the screen is 'awake', the sensors do not light up. Moreover, the backlight gets switched off if the sensors are not touched for four seconds.

                                                                        LeEco Le 1s: A long touch on the square button brings out themes, wallpapers and widgets while double-tapping the same button brings up the shortcuts menu which has options of Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, auto-brightness, rotation, mobile data, flight mode and mute mode.

                                                                       LeEco Le 1s: Gadget has a 5.5-inch fHD display with a resolution of 1920x1080 pixels. The device also has a crisp sound.

                                                                 LeEco Le 1s: Smartphone is powered by MediaTek's MT6795 Helios X10 2.2 GHz Octa-core processor which is assisted by a 3GB RAM. Playing games of the phone was fun and multi-tasking was smooth. The 32GB internal storage provides ample space for music, videos and other stuff, including documents and photos.

                                                                            LeEco Le 1s: The phone has a 3,000 mAh non-removable battery with fast charging.

                                                                        LeEco Le 1s: The 'superphone' has a 13-megapixel primary camera, which actually took photos (with auto-focus) in less than a second. Similar to iPhones, LeEco has provided four modes - slow motion, video, photo and panorama - for its users. The phone allows users to edit the photos with its several built-in colour effects. The front 5-megapixel camera is better than many other phones in this price-segment.

                                                                    LeEco Le 1s: As far as software and user interface are concerned, the Le 1s runs Android Lollipop 5.0.2 on the base with proprietary EUI 5.5 user interface on top. LeEco Le 1s full specifications: 2.2 GHz Octa-core Mediatek MT6795 Helio X10 processor with PowerVR G6200 GPU | 3 GB DDR3 RAM | 5.5-inch display | 32 GB storage | 13-megapixel auto focus rear camera with ISOCELL technology and blue glass infrared filter | 5-megapixel front camera | dual 4G/LTE | Wi-Fi | Bluetooth | 3,000 mAH battery | mirror-finish fingerprint identification system.

Saturday, 30 January 2016

Flipkart to launch monthly ‘Big Exchange Days’ programme starting 1st and 2nd February

India’s most popular e-commerce portal, #Flipkart, announced the launch of ‘Big Exchange Days’ – a monthly exchange programme for the smartphones, tablets, laptops, televisions, and washing machines. Starting from 1st and 2nd February, this new programme is scheduled on the 1st and 2nd of every month.

Flipkart’s Big Exchange Days will offer customers the chance for an easy upgrade and exchange facility across a range of categories. And for a good end-to-end experience for customers, every delivery executive have been trained to understand the process along with the exchange quality check procedures.

Flipkart’s Chief Business Officer – Ankit Nagori said that in India, an average cycle for replacing a handset and televisions is 18-24 months. Customers are continuously seeking to upgrade to the new model, but disposing off the previously owned devices has always been an obstacle. And with Big Exchange Days, Flipkart will help its customers upgrade to their latest favourites in an easy way and expect this programme to drive 20% of the sales in these categories by the end of this year.

For smartphones and tablets, the screen, IMEI number and overall condition of the products will be checked by the delivery executive at the hand-to-hand exchange point. For televisions, the delivery executive will have to mount it and check the conditions of the product. Whereas, for the products like washing machine, laptops, etc. the delivery person switches on the product to check if it’s in good shape or not.

The Big Exchange Day programme is available across a range of electronic products and customers can avail this on the app, desktop and Flipkart Lite.

Source link : pc-tablet.co.in

Friday, 29 January 2016

Yahoo Mail updated with new features in a bid to compete with Microsoft's Outlook, Google's Inbox

The latest version of the Yahoo Mail application brings a host of qualities and functions that have already found success in increasingly popular email apps like Outlook and Inbox.

Following a major redesign in autumn 2015, the Yahoo Mail app has been updated with a set of new functions. A group of messages can now be moved or deleted by pressing and holding the selection. Plus, it's possible to toggle easily between Google, Outlook, AOL or several Yahoo! accounts. A set of customisable swipe controls have arrived too, so swiping a message in the inbox left or right can mark it as read, archive it, mark it as spam, move it to another folder or delete it completely.
Yahoo Mail is available to download free of charge from Apple's App Store (iOS) or Google Play (Android).

These are functions that have already been seen in other popular email apps, in particular, Outlook. Microsoft's app is one of the most function-rich and innovative mobile email applications out there. It can manage a user's various email accounts, calendars and files all in one handy app. Outlook also uses swipe actions for a quick way to sort through a long list of emails.

While Yahoo Mail and Outlook can be linked to accounts from other email services, Google's Inbox can only be used with Gmail accounts. Google is constantly innovating with this app, adding functions like the new Smart Reply tool which analyses messages then suggests three short template responses based on their content. The application can even add real-time information relating to a message's content, such as the status of an online order. For a restaurant reservation, Inbox will automatically add a map to the confirmation email.

One of the main competitors for Google's Inbox is Mailbox, a service that's set to close on February 26, 2016. Developed by Dropbox, it was supposed to shake up the way we use email by letting users sort and archive messages in a new and intuitive way. Users can sort messages into lists, archive them or save them for later, keeping the inbox clutter-free.

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Huawei Honor Holly 2 Plus Review: A budget smartphone that goes big on specs and value


  • Huawei’s Honor Holly was a great smartphone but had a few short comings, like its average camera, a small 2,000 mAh battery. Shortly after launch it was trumped by Xiaomi’s Redmi 1s, which offered better performance and overall was a sweeter deal that was also priced to sell.
This time around Huawei is back with a better upgrade called the Honor Holly 2 Plus and it will retail for Rs 8,499. While the smartphone packs in plenty of upgrades and improvements (including 4G radios), is it good enough to take on new heavyweights of the budget segment like the Motorola Moto G3? Lets find out!
Build and Design: 7/10
The original Holly smartphone had a bare bones construction with plastic all over. The Honor Holly 2 Plus packs in a faux-metal frame (that is actually plastic) with plastic internals. While it is a minor upgrade and does not look all that impressive, this is a big jump for the Holly series in terms of design one that looks a little updated compared to the original.
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On the front we have a very typical Huawei design that is minimal at best. You have the 5 inch HD (1280 x720 pixels) IPS LCD display with some thick bezels and the receiver centered on top, flanked by the ambient light and proximity sensor on the left while the 5MP front facing camera sits on the right.
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Everything is well spaced out and we have a unique textured design, on the top and bottom bezels, that sits right below the protective glass.
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On the rear side we have a similar-looking textured back, but this time you can feel the subtle texture when you hold the phone. The back is again very minimal and sports the Honor branding on top center with the 13MP camera sitting above it. Above the camera sits the secondary mic, while the single LED flash sits to its left.
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Looking at the device from the front, we have a clean left side with no buttons or ports whatsoever.
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On the right side we have the power/unlock button and the volume rocker.
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The top of the device is again pretty clean with the 3.5mm headphone jack, while the bottom area of the frame sports the micro-USB charging port flanked by the dual speaker grilles.
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Talking about the speaker grilles Huawei has oddly used the one on the left for the actual speaker while the one on the right is purely for aesthetics. But this minor move turned out to be a headache (more on this in the performance section) during our review.
Features: 7.5/10
Feature-wise, the Huawei Honor Holly 2 Plus packs in the good stuff; and those upgrading from the original Holly smartphone will find it to be a revelation. We get a 5-inch HD IPS LCD display that packs in a 1280×720 pixel array and translates into a sufficient 293ppi. Right behind it hides a tried and tested 1.3GHz MediaTek MT6735 chipset sporting a quad-core setup and a Mali T720 GPU.
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The memory department has plenty of go as well. We get 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage that is expandable via a microSD card slot. While the front facing camera gets a 5MP unit, the primary camera on the back gets a 13MP unit with a single LED flash.
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On the connectivity front, Huawei does not disappoint with the Honor Holly 2 Plus. We get 4G bands with a dual SIM setup, Wi-Fi 802.11, b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, A-GPS and a micro USB port (with OTG) for charging and data transfers. Powering it all is 4000mAh battery and the handset boots to Android 5.1 Lollipop with EMUI 3.1 Lite, which is a watered-down version of the EMUI found in the Huawei’s other mid-range to flagship segment.
Display: 6/10
Looking at the score that we have given it, it is easy to say that the display did not impress us. Beginning with screen that sits above the display, it was a complete disappointment. The glass did not have any sort of oleophobic coating, meaning that you would find yourself struggling to clean up the display almost every single time you pick up the smartphone. More importantly, wiping off those smudges was a task by itself as it was not easy to do the same. This resulted in a display that gets smudged so bad that it actually ends up hampering your ability to read or view content on it.
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Next up is bad viewing angles which is a bit surprising for an IPS display. We aren’t too sure about what Huawei has gone with, but the gap between the screen (that is often loaded with smudges) and display below it seems like a lot. This along with the reflective surface of the glass results in bad visibility when the phone is lying down on your desk.
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However, holding the smartphone in your hand indoors, the brightness level seems fine. The HD display’s pixel density was spot on and images looked sharp and crisp.
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Text looked fine and showcased no jagged edges whatsoever. Watching movies and images was a good experience, but the fact that this is an IPS LCD display, strangely, left us a bit disappointed in the brightness department.
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Indoors, the visibility was good, but the reflective screen along with the display’s low brightness levels left us cringing to check images and read notifications in direct sunlight outdoors.
Software: 8/10
The Huawei Honor Holly 2 Plus boots to Android 5.1 Lollipop and comes with Huawei custom EMUI 3.1 skinning. While on most smartphones, skinning comes with plenty of bloat, our experience with EMUI 3.1 was a good one and we felt that it enhanced the hardware features to some extent as well.
To begin with EMUI 3.1 Lite is a light version of the actual EMUI 3.1 ROM. While lite often refers to reduced features on any other device, version 3.1 Lite chucks out all the snazzy stuff like the animated live wallpapers, the theme store and lot more. And Huawei has chiseled down and thrown out the stuff that would otherwise bog down the MediaTek MT6735 chipset that sits inside. The results are a silky smooth UI with no lag or broken transitions and just the basic stuff, which we felt is how EMUI 3.1 should be to begin with on other devices.
And with the custom skin, comes plenty of customisations. We have Magazine Unlock that will download and automatically update your lockscreen wallpapers depending on your categories that you have selected. As mentioned earlier, we don’t get access to the themes store, so your selections when it comes to themes is pretty limited with just four options to choose from. However, you can mix and match the wallpapers and icons, lockscreen transitions and make some interesting combinations.
On the homescreen you have an iOS-like layout with no app drawer. The only additional apps that one can spot is the BackUp app to help you backup your app and personal data (and encrypt it), Phone Manager with plenty of handy additions to keep your smartphone shipshape and others like the Updater and HiCare with service center details.
Delving a bit deeper, there are plenty of fun bits in Huawei’s EMUI. Like the ability to password protect your files with the built-in File Manager app, Motion control features like flip to mute and the ability to select a different set up for the navigation bar (or even hide it) that took the software experience up a notch when compared to stock Android offerings from competitors.
Performance: 7.5/10
With a tried and tested MediaTek MT6735 chipset inside, we did not expect any issues with the Holly 2 Plus. The Lite version of EMUI 3.1 chugged along without any hicccups. The transitions were buttery smooth and overall we liked the way in which Huawei has optimised the software for the hardware.
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While playing games, the smartphones did get a bit warm, but not hot enough for us to put it down. Thanks to the 1280×720 pixels display resolution, all of the games that we played worked smoothly and showed medium-level textures and graphics.
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Call quality was quite good and we had no issues placing calls, with the caller on the other end being able to hear us clearly. The earpiece was also sufficiently loud. The audio experience on the headset was quite good, the phone delivers clear sound with sufficient bass while listening to music.
On the other hand, the loudspeaker of the Honor Holly 2 Plus was not too great. The speaker cracked at loud volumes and more annoying was the placement of the speaker.
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Unlike most smartphones, the speaker inside the Holly resides under the left side grille when held in portrait. On the Play Store there are games that rotate to adjust the orientation of the smartphone and then there are others that do not. While playing Minigore 2, we realized that there was almost no sound coming from the speaker, because when held in the horizontal position we often ended up blocking it.
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While we had no issues with performance of the Honor Holly 2 Plus, we did face some while putting the device through its paces in the benchmarking tests. When every other test ran fairly well, GFX bench did not allow us to run any high-level tests and the same can be said for PC mark that threw up an error with both the work performance and event the work battery life test.
Camera: 7.5/10
The camera on the older Honor Holly was certainly nothing to talk about. The images produced by the 8MP sensor were average at best and the same can be said about the front-facing 2MP unit. With the Honor Holly 2 Plus, plenty has changed, for the good.
We get a 13MP unit with an f/2.0 aperture on the back with a single LED flash while the front-facing selfie shooter gets upgraded to a 5MP unit. For starters, both cameras produce some great images. The photographs produced show plenty of detail and colours appear to be well balanced even in harsh and brightly lit conditions.
While the hardware that Huawei has packed in is quick and responsive, the software once again steps in and takes the experience up a notch.
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Holding the camera in portrait mode, we have the flash, swap camera and options buttons on the top, while the bottom showcases the previous photos, shutter and a filters option. While we did not fancy the filters, the Settings packed in plenty of software tweaks.
For example, using the Ultra Snapshot feature one can launch the camera and click a quick snapshot by simply double pressing the volume down button. Other tweaks allow users to manually adjust, the ISO, White Balance and other image adjustments like exposure, saturation, contrast and brightness from the camera settings.
Coming to the images, the Holly 2 Plus in complete auto mode produced some well-saturated and sharp images.
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The camera however struggled to focus on the object closest to the smartphone. This it did even when we were focussing in manual mode, and we ended up with a lot of test shots that focused on the object behind the subject we wanted.
It was a hazy day in Mumbai.
Outdoor shooting was not a problem and colours we pretty accurate considering the price bracket that this smartphone retails at.
Image shot with the Honor Holly 2 Plus in standard mode.
Image shot with Honor Holly 2 Plus in HDR mode.
The HDR mode did a fine job, and produced well exposed images that balanced the highs and lows while not making the exposures look overly dramatic. We did notice over processing in the HDR images with over sharpening being the issue. There was also some purple fringing that we noticed in the HDR images.
Noise however was a bit of a problem in low light shots. The software handled the noise well, but this resulted in images with less details when zoomed into. Bottomline remains that the 13MP camera does a good job in daylight but produced average images in low light conditions.
Video recording on the Holly 2 Plus is limited to just 720p but the quality is strictly average and nothing to talk about. Also available in the video recording settings is a software stabiliser mode that helps improve shaky videos by cropping a bit of the frame.
Battery Life: 8.5/10
The Huawei Honor Holly 2 Plus certainly impressed us with its battery life. Using WhatsApp continuously, two email accounts on sync and an hour or more of 3D games, we were still left with some battery life to spare at the end of the day. Huawei really has you covered when it comes to battery life with the massive 4000mAh battery that is surprisingly packaged pretty well considering the smartphone’s small footprint.
Again, we did face a few problems with our usual battery life benchmarking test, called PC Mark so we are unable to put out any results apart from the error message we got below.
Testing problems aside, the battery is so big you can even use the smartphone as a powerbank to charge another device. And while there is plenty of power from the big battery, once again we have the software coming to the rescue.
Jump into the phone’s Setting and then into Battery and you will find a software tweak called ‘Standby intelligent power saving’. Turn on the mode and the smartphone with heavy usage easily got through a day. Casual usage that includes taking photos pretty frequently did not see the battery indicator budge and lasted us a good two days. The trick that Huawei uses is similar to Sony’s Stamina mode. It simply keeps all data services disconnected until you pick up the phone. Unlock your smartphone and you will see all the notifications starting to appear one by one.
We think this battery usage mode is pretty useful for those do not check their smartphone often as we missed out on notifications a couple of times.
Verdict and Pricing in India
At Rs 8,999 there are clearly no reasons to buy anything else in this price segment. Huawei has impressed us with a good combination of hardware and then added the right mix of software to help push the hardware to its limits. This is indeed a no compromises smartphone.
The only drawbacks so far include the placement of the speaker and the display, which was not bright enough for us but worked fairly well indoors.
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Given its price tag, it is really hard to recommend anything else since the Huawei Honor Holly 2 Plus delivers so much for so little. The Motorola Moto G3 at Rs 9999  does not stand a chance (and even packs-in with lesser hardware) unless what a buyer is looking for is a cleaner stock Android experience with water resistance.
The one and only contender to the Honor Holly 2 Plus is the Coolpad Note 3 that is phablet with a 5.5 inch display and MT6753 processor along with a fingerprint reader. However we did like the software experience on the Huawei better and the same can be said about the camera, the 4000mAh batter and the slightly lower price tag. As for Huawei Holly users, the Honor Holly 2 Plus is definitely worth the upgrade!