Month: November 2015

Apple to add Lightning to iPhone 7 – The newest tech spec

iPhones are sleek; this doesn’t certainly mean that they can’t get any sleeker! This is exactly what Apple is out to prove and in the bid to create the next generation iPhones that are slimmer and more stylish, the company is considering modifying the design. Rumors are doing the rounds that probably the next design change will see no more of the headphone jack – presently seen as a 3.5 mm port. In lieu, the handset will sport Lightning port for audio. Tentatively named as iPhone 7, the next Apple iPhone offering will feature headphone-based DACs and app launching. To be able to use conventional wired headphones you would either have to make do with an additional adapter or use Bluetooth technology. Although this rumor has surprised Apple fans, this move isn’t unwarranted though. At the WWDC last year, Apple hinted at its interest towards moving in this direction. While there already are companies that are using this technology in their products, such as Philips and JBL, it remains to be seen whether Apple too will manage to win over this move to analog from the digital. The audio lovers are surely in for a huge treat… However, there is also this speculation that there’s still a lot of time till the release of the next iPhone edition. And, one never knows if Apple would want to change this...

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SATIDA COLLECT Smartphone App Helps Identify and Track Droughts

Technology is supposed to simplify our lives and this one app does it to the ‘T’. Smartphones are readily available in all places across the globe – even the under developed countries where famines, drought, and other natural calamities appear like a regular phenomena. Besides aiding communication at a personal level, smartphones are also being used to run apps that can notify the agencies about a forthcoming drought or bad or good monsoon. This can help millions of people from facing the harsh conditions by allowing agencies to prepare and take action before the calamity actually strikes. Developed by the scientists at the Vienna University of Technology and the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) Laxenburg, Austria, SATIDA COLLECT is a smartphone app: That helps researchers collect necessary data on weather/soil/climate about a particular region This data is stored locally on the phone and once the device comes in contact with an Internet connection, the data is uploaded to a remote server The information can be used by agencies to analyze the conditions and thereby prepare strategies to combat the same Bases the eating habits and the conditions of a place, the SATIDA COLLECT questionnaire can be customized and the best results derived This app is available easily on the Google Play Store and analysts can download and use it to recognize crisis situations much before they strike....

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Firefox app finally for your iOS-based devices

After iOS opened up for non-Apple browsers last year, users who were earlier only treated to the default Safari browser in addition to Google Chrome and Opera, now have a reason to smile. Yes, if you have been a fan of the Mozilla Firefox browser and were unhappy about not being able to use it on your iOS-based device, you now have something to cheer for. Mozilla Firefox browser app is now available on the iTunes store. Get the Firefox iOS app today and explore the Internet like you’ve never done before. Hit the Apple app store and download and install the Firefox app on your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or iPad Pro! Before you get on to it, here’s an update on the latest features that you’ll get to explore here… For all the random browsing experiences for which you don’t want to accumulate the history, the Firefox app offers you a chance to browse in the private mode. This way, you prevent the browser from saving your browsing history as well as cookies. You also get to select your own default search provider. The list includes Amazon, Twitter, DuckDuckGo, and Wikipedia besides of course Google, Bing and Yahoo! To let you revisit a recently opened page in just one click, Firefox will number and remember the pages efficiently. It will offer you a thumbnail view so you...

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Apple’s latest tablet ready for online orders this week!

Here’s great news for all of you who have been waiting for the launch of Apple’s new iPad Pro. Yes, your long wait is all set to be finally over. You can soon get home your latest iPad device, the iPad Pro… well as soon as this week! As per the latest confirmation by Apple, the iPad Pro is all set to make its debut in the official Apple website this Wednesday and will soon be available in all the 40 countries that it was scheduled to launch in along with its launch via wireless carriers and select retailers. As is pretty evident through its technical specifications, Apple has designed iPad Pro as not just an entertainment device but as a complete computing solution that can be used by both the entertainment seekers as well as professionals. Its big screen area as well as the faster processor for smoother computing experience truly hints that this large-screen-tablet is surely going to capture the hearts of all. Here’s insight into the tech specs of the Apple iPad Pro: A9X 64-bit processor 9-inch screen along with the split-view feature (to display more than one app at a time) Apple Pencil pressure-sensitive stylus Smart Keyboard Three available editions: 32GB Wi-Fi-only model for $799, 128GB Wi-Fi only for $949, and 128GB Wi-Fi + cellular for $1,079 So, if you haven’t yet placed the pre-orders,...

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Would Tech Biggies Provide Backdoor Access to User Data?

It is indeed a double-edged sword and till a decision comes through, the debate on whether backdoor access should be given to the government and law enforcing agencies will continue. We are talking here about data encryption and the stand that tech companies are taking in this. For the uninitiated, this debate has been going on between the two parties for quite some time now with both the parties believing strongly in why the backdoor access should be given or not given to government agencies. While the government believes that backdoor to the sensitive user data can help them nab criminals (wanted terrorists, etc.) easily, tech companies argue that any access into user data can jeopardize the user, particularly the ones who do not belong to the ‘criminal’ category. Smartphones and all other gadgets that can be used to communicate or transfer sensitive communication have the ability to easily pass on encrypted data between members of an organization. Unless the government is granted the ‘backdoor access’, which is the possibility of decrypting that data to be able to decode what lies therein, law enforcing agencies can do little about the data on the devices that they may have seized from criminals. With this perspective in view, tech companies should actually give the government the right to access data with court’s order. However, this also gives rise to the risk...

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