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  • Wednesday, 8 October 2014

         Samsung since its existence in 2011 has made reasonable contribution in the field of mobile phones. Note has had an excellent battery life, top performance and brilliant display. This time in Galaxy Note 3 there have been usual improvements like 5.7 inch display, 3 GB of RAM, quad-core Snapdragon 800, Android 4.3 etc. Big things are expected from this phone, so let’s see what exactly this smartphone is all about.

    It’s Hardware Components 
         Galaxy Note 3 is a big phone offering a similar experience to smaller tablet. It shares family resemblance with original one than Note II because of its straighter lines. It follows the evolution of Galaxy S 4 that was little less curvaceous compared to phone that it deposed.

         Starting with the edges, these continue to have faux-metal finish. This has come under lot of criticism. It was expected that it would be upgraded to metallic band for giving it more premium feel. Edges are ridged which adds some grip. The standby / power button is at top right corner of outer band. This position of button is not likely to be comfortable to the user. On picking the mobile from the bottom section, only those having larger hands would be able to reach it easily.

         On flipping over, you will find along bottom edge the enclosures for S Pen, microphone, speaker and micro-USB port. Noticeable difference is the port as it is not there in many phones presently. You can plug in micro-USB 2.0 in this new port for charging of your phone. Bunch of new cables are not needed. You will find IR blaster and 3.5mm jack as in the case of GS4.

         Another change is textured leather like back with faux stitching. This feels nicer compared to most Samsung phones and can be got at good discounts using Amazon India coupons. It would have been far better if it was real leather back and trim body.

    It’s Unique S Pen
         Note series is unique because of inclusion of S Pen. Because of this it has been provided software features for making use of the S Pen accessory.
         You will be able to use S Pen on capacitive buttons but home button will have to be physically depressed. This definitely is an improvement. As for S Pen there are differences in external appearance particularly in silver section on top and it is a faux-ridged metal.

         In actual use S Pen is similar to the earlier version and it operates well. For most of people this is a good idea but is not likely to be used after novelty wears off. This might be true for some but there are people who appreciate this idea and would like it to continue. There are some cool Snapdeal discount deals on Galaxy Note which would help you get it at a lower price.

         Galaxy Note 3 is Samsung’s best so far and you can check its latest offers on Except for the speaker, it is better in many ways. Though display is better, the device does not look inflated. Samsung has been making improvements in this series consistently. Comparatively it is expensive but those who have already got used to Note would prefer to have it as necessary evil. It will be worthwhile to try this and you would be satisfied.

    Tuesday, 30 September 2014

    In the present world scenario everyone are busy in their own life with their own tensions. In this busy and tension life it is common that a major part of the people tend to forget things at some or the other place, it can be at home, office, etc. So, one such common thing you find that people forget and misplace is their phones. This can be considered as one of the real-life problem.
    Imagine that you forgot your mobile at some corner of your home or office. How do you try to find it ? You would try giving it a call and find its location. But, in this same situation imagine your mobile is in silent mode. Now, how would you try finding it ? There are various app on the Play Store which need internet connectivity to help you find your device like the Android Device Manager, etc. But we cannot trust the mobile data always, or maybe the mobile data is off at that moment or you probably won’t have a PC nearby to access the Internet!

    So, to solve this issue we have developed this particular simple application for Android Users. Using this app you can change the sound profile of your mobile with just a simple SMS.

    How to use – Make it Ring!

    Step 1 : Install this free app from the Google Play Store > Here !

    Step 2 : Open the app and swipe to left and follow the Instructions.

    Step 3 : Press the Start App button at the end of Instructions.

    Step 4 : In the main screen you will have 3 text fields :

    Ø  Silent Mode
    Ø  General Mode
    Ø  Vibrate Mode

    Each of the text fields corresponding to the above text has default terms. If you are fine with it you can just press the Save Button else you can give your own custom keyword.

    Note – The custom keyword used in the application is case-sensitive.

    Once the keywords are saved the module on the target device is done. Now try testing it. Put your mobile in silent and take any mobile at your reach and send a text “ring” (without double quotes | in my case the keyword is ring) to it. And you can notice that your mobile changes from silent to general mode automatically.

    Demonstration Video

    So in real-time imagine you forgot your mobile  and its in silent profile all you gotta do is sent a SMS from any other mobile at your reach, your mobile will change to General Mode and now you can make a call and find it location.

    Friday, 19 September 2014

          Samsung Galaxy Grand device have been about screen size and decent hardware on a budget. They target people who are looking for large screen devices and the latest device in this list is the Samsung Galaxy Grand 2. It borrows some of the design elements and features from the first generation of Galaxy Grand and then adds a couple of features to make it a better device than the Galaxy Grand was. They have addressed the issues with the previous device to make this a better device.

          On the other side, Micromax recently came up with a new device called the micromax Canvas XL2. It offers hardware similar to the Galaxy Grand but is priced lower than that. But with the current crop of budget smartphones, these devices don’t really seem to justify their prices. There are a large number of low cost devices that offer almost similar specifications at lower price. We put these two devices against each other to see which one of them makes more sense and also see if any of these devices stands up against the rivals we mentioned.

          The Galaxy Grand 2 with a 5.25 inch display looks almost similar to the original Galaxy Grand. The dimensions are almost similar with the Galaxy Grand 2 being a little bigger. The device is a bit slimmer than the previous device. The design is the same dull and uninspiring design that we see on a large number of Samsung devices. The familiar rounded rectangle shape with the physical home key up front. Thankfully the quality is slightly better than most Samsung mid-range devices and you get a solid built back instead of the usual flimsy and glossy plastic back found on most budget Samsung devices. The back panel of this device is removable and it is a bit hard at times to remove it because of the large size and big tabs.
          The Micromax isn’t much better either. It has got a 5.5 inch display so it is huge and it isn’t really easy to handle. Like most other budget devices, plastic dominates here. The front face is dominated by the display and below it; there are three capacitive keys for navigation and menu. The back curves near the edges just like the Samsung and has been made out of plastic. The quality isn’t very inspiring and it feels more like a compromise. So both the devices are almost even here as none of them manages to impress with the design or built quality.

          The issue with large screen budget devices is that they have been built after cutting costs here and there. This results in a device with a large but low quality and low resolution display. This is the exact case with the Micromax device here. The display on Galaxy Grand 2 isn’t very impressive either but still it is better than the original Galaxy Grand. It has got a 5.25 inch display with 720p resolution. The resolution isn’t bad but it isn’t very impressive either. The viewing angles are decent and it replicates colours well. The contrast ratios aren’t very impressive.
    The Micromax has got a low pixel density due to the low resolution and large display size. It has got a 5.5 inch display with a resolution of 540 x 960. The numbers aren’t good here and you get a very low pixel density of 200 ppi. The pixel density isn’t good but the display is an IPS LCD panel improving the quality of display a bit. The colour saturation is good and contrast ratio is acceptable as well. The viewing angles and sunlight readability is decent.

          The Galaxy Grand 2 runs a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 chipset with a quad core processor. It runs at a clock speed of 1.2 GHz. It comes with 1.5 GB of RAM and 8 GB internal storage. You can add micro SD cards up to 64 GB on this device. We have seen the same hardware on many other devices and it is pretty decent. It performs well and you get decent benchmark scores as well. You get all the usual set of connectivity options like Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and micro USB 2.0. The device runs android 4.3 but can be upgraded to android 4.4.2. On top of it, this device gets the Touch Wiz UI that you find on Samsung devices. It comes with an 8 megapixel auto focus camera on the rear and a 1.9 megapixel front camera. The primary camera can record videos in full HD as well. The camera quality is decent and you can shoot some decent pictures using the camera. The device is powered by a 2600 mAh battery which is fairly decent considering its hardware.
          The Micromax runs a mediatek chipset with a Quad Core 1.2-GHz processor mated with 4 GB of internal memory and 1 GB RAM. Along with it you get a micro SD card slot. The hardware performance is decent and we have seen it on many other devices. You get similar connectivity options as the Samsung Galaxy Grand. It runs the latest android OS KitKat as well and the interface is close to stock. The camera duo you find here has lower resolution as compared to the Galaxy Grand 2. The primary camera has 5 megapixel resolutions and comes with a LED flash. The front camera is a VGA. It gets a fairly large 2500 mAh battery.

          It is hard to draw a verdict here. The reason is that none of the devices is very impressive. The Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 has got an average display but dull design. The performance isn’t exactly high end and the price isn’t very well justified with all the new rivals coming in. it is the same story with the Micromax. If you are going to move away from the mainstream manufacturers, you can find a large number of devices with impressive specifications for similar prices. Instead of these devices, you might want to take a look at devices like Karbonn Titanium Octane and Xiaomi Redmi Note among others. 
          A few decades ago, no one might have imagined that the mobile and web technology will allow the consumers to shop, video chat or do businesses with the comfort of their home via a small screen handy device.

          Today, with the emergence of Smartphones, most of the users have become so very dependent on their devices and its amazing applications and are reaping the benefits of its incredible features.

          The technology is flourishing with great pace, and advancement in technology has provided the end users with astonishing luxury and incredible benefits. It not only have benefited the businesses, but also facilitated users to accomplish their day-to-day basic tasks with improved precision and convenience.

          Android Wearables and other perks of emerging Android Apps Development are another handy product of the Google Android that has been designed to make device accessibility a breeze. Users can easily wear them on their wrist like a watch and access its superior functions.

          Since, Android wearable doesn't support the Google Play store, developers are required to develop a companion handheld application that pushes the wearable app on the wearable devices. So, to enjoy the brilliant and resourceful wearable applications one first need to develop an Android wear emulator.

    How to configure an Android Wear Emulator or Device

          An Android wear emulator can be created by using the AVD tool available with the SDK. For attaining better user experience, it is advisable to develop the application on an original hardware. But since, it is quite hard to test app for devices with various screen sizes and properties, the emulator offers an ideal solution.

    Here is a step by step guide to set up an Android Wear Virtual Device.

    1.) When you are working in the Android development environment, it offers a set of proficient tools with SDK and API. Navigate to the Tools and open the AVD Manager after accessing Android option.

    2.) From the available options, click on the create.

    3.) Doing so, you will get a huge list of fields, where you can provide the AVD details. Let's have a look at the requisite details (other fields can be left with the default values).

    AVD Name – Give a name to your AVD
    Device – A device type, whether it is a round or square Android Wear device
    Skin - AndroidWearRound or AndroidWearSquare as per the device type
    CPU/ABI - Android Wear ARM (armeabi-v7a)
    Target - Android 4.4W - API Level 20
    Use Host GPU - Selected, to support custom activities for wearable notifications
    Keyboard - Select Hardware keyboard present
    Snapshot - Not selected

    4.) Click on Ok button.

    5.) Now, you are required to start the emulator, and for this, you need to -
    ·        First, select the virtual device that just has been created.
    ·        Click the Start button and then the Launch button.
    ·        With this, the emulator will start initializing itself; so just wait till it displays the home screen of the Android Wear.

    6.) Just connect the handheld device with the emulator by -
    ·        First, install the Android Wear application from the Google Play store on your handhelp device.
    ·        Now, connect the machine and the handheld device via a USB.
    ·        After doing so, you will need to share the AVD's communication port with the connected handheld device. This step is required to be repeated every time when the handheld is connected. You can use the following command:
    adb -d forward tcp:5601 tcp:5601
    ·        Connect the handheld device to the emulator and initiate the Android Wear App on the handheld device.
    ·        Select Demo Cards from the menu available at the top right corner of the app.
    ·        On the home screen of the emulator, these cards will be displayed as notifications.

    And here is a step-by-step guide to set up an Android Wear Device.

    1.) After downloading the suitable Android Wear application on the handy device from the Google Play store, simply go with the app instructions for connecting the device with the wearable. While developing, this step will help you to test the notifications that are synced with the handy mobile device.

    2.) Now, keep this Android Wear application open in the phone.

    3.) Install the desirable applications directly by connecting the machine and wearable via USB. And, after doing so, it will allow you to easily fix the bugs in the applications.

    4.) Make the check mark the option “Always allow from this computer” and click OK.

    Now, after running the adb (Android Device Bridge) command, your wearable must be listed and the Android Studio features an Android tool window that showcases the system logs from the wearable.

    How to create a project 

          For beginning the development, a skilled Android App Developer is required to first create the project featuring modules of both mobile and wearable app. For this you will first need to navigate to the File and then open a new project in the Android Studio. There you will get the Project Wizard Instruction, simply follow them along with the following instructions.

    ·        Fill in the application and package name in the window – “Configure your Project”.
    ·       In the “Form Factors” window box, select the options tablet, mobile, and lesser minimum SDK, select API 9: Android 2.3; and then, secondly select option Wear and under minimum SDK, select API 20: Android 4.4
    ·        For the first selection, insert an empty activity for mobile via Add an Activity Window.
    ·        For the second selection, insert an empty activity for Wear via Add an Activity Window.

    After completing the wizard, you will have a project for both the handheld apps with module mobile and Wearable apps with module wear. With this you can create customized layouts, activities and a lot more as per your taste. The tasks that demands user interaction are needed to be included in the handheld applications. Once all these settings have been made successfully, the wearable will get results either via notifications or by directly syncing and transferring the data.

    Use the above mention simple and resourceful tutorial for configuring an Android Wear Emulator and creating individual projects for handheld devices and wearable while developing an Android Wearable application.

    Author Bio:
    Juana Steves is a technical writer associated with Xicom technologies – one of the reputed Android App Development Companies. With her best assistance, you can also opt to avail Android Developer for Hire, in case you are looking forward for the same.

    Tuesday, 9 September 2014

         A business Solution to Transform Lotus Notes Mailbox Data in Outlook PST document Format. This product comes to turn into an answer for best utility to exchange information from one format to another.
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    Convert NSF to PST | Software

    Concise Overview
         Notes to Outlook Converter is the reliable and effective relocation programming that effectively introduced on any Window Operating System. It colossally migrates all NSF database into Outlook without taking much time. So feel free to utilize any Lotus Notes and Outlook form as it supports all versions.
    It is an honor winning programming which is utilized by numerous clients. They granted it is as a most reliable utility. The prerequisite of this product may be for distinctive purposes. It might be utilized by a single client or by an association. So remember this utility accompanies three licenses, such as, Corporate, Technician and Enterprise. Notwithstanding this, you will get a free demo interface that helps the client to go through the whole procedure of Notes to Outlook relocation.

    Performance of the Software
         Customers are very crucial for this software developer’s that why they designed its interface  very basic and illustrative that even a novice user can without much of a stretch work it. It makes transformation of file and folder from Lotus Notes to Outlook so simple. It requires few steps to be performed to get all records in PST file format. While developing this utility software developers spend lots of time in identifying all the  all customer need after that design it.

         Relocation is an errand that needed to get complete data in another format which effecting its data arrangement, information and its storage structure. So keeping this in mind Notes to Outlook converter bring all mail, calendar, contacts, to-do-list, notes, journal etc. records in PST format. You will get exact same files and folder in Outlook Framework also. No need to rearrange them.
         Download free demonstration of the NSF to PST software and migrate first 16 files from each folder of the mailbox. And after that take an astute choice of acquiring this utility by reviewing it by considering these terms: Outstanding, Excellent, Good or satisfactory.

     Software Features Galore
         Notes to Outlook migration software is a completely fledged  database converter. It perfectly handles PST document size restriction and other relocation issues. It makes immaculate transformation by performing fundamental steps. Now, investigate different peculiarities offered by this Utility: 
    1.   Migrates Complete NSF data, including mails, calendar, contacts, task etc. in PST format.
    2.   Migrate  Notes mail with attachment irrespective of its text format. Your mail may include HTML formatting, inline images, rich text format, simple text and so on.
    3.   Allow Bulk data transmission, which losing any single data item.
    4.   Remove Encryption from NSF mails, which is applied for security reasons.
    5.   For selective data migration Filter option is provided which need to specify the  date range of mail, calendar and to-do-list data.
    6.   Preserve Folder Formatting and allow to use the same folder name in PST format also which is known as Folder mapping.
    7.   NSF data convert into any PST file formats.

    System Requirement of the Application
    NSF to PST conversion software requires very common configuration that almost used by every individual. It needs a machine which composed of following configuration. We explain you the base necessities:
    • Any Windows Operating System
    • Processor: 1 GHz
    • RAM: 512 MB
    • Disk Space: 20MB Free Space
    • Any Lotus Notes edition, which should not be connected to Domino server
    • Any Outlook Version which must be installed with POP3 configuration
    Benefits of Using this Notes to Outlook Converter
    • This Utility reveals a user-friendly GUI
    • Show entire working procedure by providing screenshots and conversion video for users.
    • Capable of using any Windows, Lotus Notes and Outlook editions.
    • Provide free trial, so that user analyzes the software performance before purchasing it.
    Disadvantage of Using This Utility
    • Some Users think it is a costly programming as it has the cost of 250 USD for personal and 500 USD for multiple users.