Month: June 2014

Facebook launched a new app Slingshot

The social networking behemoth Facebook has once again launched a new app Slingshot to keep users engaged by allowing them to share short-lived photos and videos with one another. The Facebook has said to have taken the concept from competitors such as Snapchat that largely encourages people to share casual photographs and videos that will be deleted shortly after been shared. However, Slingshot has a unique feature! Well, it allows a person to view images or videos of others only when they share something before. Not only has this but the app allows you to send a picture or video only to groups rather than to individuals improving Slingshot’s appeal. Joey Flynn, a product designer on the Slingshot project explains why the users are not allowed to see a picture before they share anything with group. “The reason why we introduced this feature in Slingshot is because it encourages people to upload more often so as to make them more creative and unprompted.” The way Slingshot functions on your smartphone running Google’s Android or Apple’s iOS operating system is easy-to-understand. Once you access the app through your phone, you’ll be presented with a simple camera app with settings to turn the flash on or off according to your need. It has a “selfie” feature, which turns on the front-facing camera automatically and provides a list of images from other...

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Apple’s new iMac is Little More Affordable Now

Apple launched a new entry-level iMac on Wednesday in a quiet ceremony and disclosed the features of this all-in-one desktop computer that is little more affordable now. The price of this 21.5-inch iMac starts at $1099 and contains a 1.4GHz dual-core i5 processor, with Turbo Boost up to 2.7GHz. The new configuration of this set is based on some new standards like 8GB of RAM, a 500GB hard drive, and an integrated Intel HD Graphics 5000 chip. The desktop computer is definitely going to help you get a quality experience thanks to the features including four USB3.0 ports, two Thunderbolt ports, and 802.11ac wireless networking. There is not much difference between the other models launched by Apple before but the makers this time have worked on some storage build-to-order options that include a 1TB hard drive for $50, a 1TB Fusion Drive for $250, and 256GB of flash storage for $250. Other configurations of iMac remain the same, but the only difference is with the price that this entry-level iMac has in comparison to previous cheapest models. It is clear that Apple is trying to access the lower-end of the market with the launch of this entry-level iMac. This is not its usual style but the company is possibly to make its computer more accessible to the users who cannot spend much but on the same hand wants the...

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5 hidden truths about ‘The Deep Dark Web’

Do you know there is a world deep down the Internet that people are almost unaware of? Yes, we are talking about the Dark Web also known as the Deepnet or the Hidden Web, the information on which is not indexed by search engines like Google and therefore it is still invisible to the mainstream public. How deep is the Dark Web?          The reason why many of us don’t know about the Deepnet is that all the major search engines have not indexed the websites to make things unseen on this hidden world. According to a study performed at University of California, Berkeley in the year 2001, there is an estimate of 1 billion indexed pages on the Internet and around 550 billion in the Deep Dark Web. The surface web shows only 19 Terabytes of information while the Deepnet has 7.5 Petabytes, which is far more than the visible web. How to access the Dark Web? To access the Deepnet you need a special browser called The Onion Router referred to as TOR, which is anonymous network of nodes that are projected to mask the user’s IP and protect its privacy. The TOR browser can help you find the information that is not there on the surface web, for example- you can read banned books on TOR, purchase goods from unidentified sellers, purchase fake identification, weapons, etc. Also,...

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Access Philips Blu-ray with your LG Remote

Do you know what your new LG Universal remote is capable of doing? Well, it can help you connect to your Blu-ray player without any inconveniences and work with multiple devices all at the same time. If you have Philips Blu-Ray installed at your home and you are planning to watch a movie then LG Remote can be used to choose the right setting on the TV and to set surround sound on for full effect. Here are the steps to program an LG Remote to a Philips Blu-ray…. Solution steps LG Universal remote connects automatically to Philips Blu-ray player; however you need to turn on the player and press “Mode” button on the remote to access the TV. If it does not connect then follow the steps below. Press the “Power” button and “Mute” button on the remote at the same time to start programming the LG remote control. Press “013” on the remote to check if the Blu-ray player shuts off on its own. Now, press the “Exit” button to store the code and use code search feature to see if it turns off the player. To search the right code, you may have to again press the “Power” button and “Mute” button at the same time to prepare the remote for programming. And, slowly press the “CH+” button repeatedly to search for the right code. Once...

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Mozilla to sell $25 Smartphone across India and Indonesia

Is it possible to get a Smartphone for as little as $25? No, it was not until Mozilla declared to sell smartphones for just $25 in India and Indonesia. The company’s general manager for China said that in the next few months it will begin selling smartphones in India and Indonesia, primarily in South and Southeast Asia. The Mozilla has been talking about its Firefox mobile operating system for inexpensive smartphones for quite some time. The US based Firefox has even collaborated with four handset makers and five wireless carriers to offer smartphones powered by Firefox in Europe and Latin America. However, the prices of these smatphones are more than US$60, which is again too expensive for most of the customers in India and other Southeast Asian countries. Gong Li, Mozilla Chief Operating Officer, said in an Interview, “In many countries even a single U.S dollar means a lot of money to consumers and therefore it’s really difficult to sell smartphones that cost more than $50.” The company has now decided to collaborate with a Chinese chip maker Spreadtrum Communications Inc. to introduce a Smartphone that is both user-friendly and reasonable. The initial price of the phone will be $25 and it is going to attract customers who are looking forward to a cheap smartphones in place of feature phones. Gong further added, “With this price and larger distribution...

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