Aug 31, 2014

Release of Chrome 36 for Windows, Mac and Linux Operating systems

The Chrome team is quite thrilled with the release of Chrome 36 with some changes embedded in it for the Windows, Mac and Linux users. The good news is that the Chrome 36.0.1985.125 has been released officially in the market now for the users to download it on their devices and take the advantage of the new technological improvisation that has been introduced in the web browser. The chrome users need not to get baffled by downloading the chrome 36.In fact, they can automatically update their chrome to the latest version with the built in silent updater.

The major improvements have been done in the area of bugs and little ones in the functionality improvements. The browser has been made much more stable and efficient. This is my personal experience too, guys. The rich notification alert has given me much ease. Whenever I work with focus on some work, I forget about all other things opened on my device and the notification alert did not produce any noticeable effect but the improved notification alert instantly catches my attention.

The incognito window has been also refurbished with change log details. A crash recovery bubble has been anticipated in the chrome browser to alert you that something has gone wrong in your browsing window and that may affect your system in any way. The crash report may also tell you the area that is affecting the browser.

The chrome app launcher that has been launched in the improved version of the chrome lets the user to sign in to the browser with the identification of Google accounts and simply synchronize the passwords, accounts, and bookmarks, various apps, browsing history and other desktop settings with other multiple devices. Because of this feature of the chrome 36, it has been my favorite browser now; it enables me to continue with the same managed settings that the user set earlier once in their browser and the ease of the work. This app has been launched for the Mac users earlier only, whereas for the Windows users, it has been introduced in 2014 only.

The chrome has eradicated 26 bugs from the software with the help of the external researchers and some dedicated persons. Interested users can also give the reference to any bug if they find so. The chrome 36 will most likely be available for Android users also in the few coming days with better performance and text rendering techniques.

The chrome 36 has called out the various developers and tech freaks to invest their time on the newly formulated browser and pick and in’s and out’s.

Exciting features by True caller in the Android wears

Where Android wears have already been introduced in the market, the apps have been on the way only to reach to its users. Over 65 million users of True caller, the lovers of this app will be happy to hear that your call management system will be now managed by the True caller app introduced in the Android wearable.

Various new features have been ingrained to the Android wear app that can manage your incoming and outgoing calls system. Apart from giving a timely alerts and making your life a disciplined one, now it will also deal with your call management.

Various features like the Live Caller ID and spam blocking systems have been ingrained in the smart watches by the True Caller. You need not to baffle yourself now with the unwanted and irritating calls, just have a glance at the call and do whatever you want with it. Seriously saying when I am busy and some crazy people give regular prank calls just to irritate is really a frustrating situation and instigates me to say something abusive to the caller which sometimes worsens the condition. But, with this app I need not to use any abuse or hyper myself with any unwanted call, I can just thrash that jerk from my phone forever.

The businesspersons with large contacts list create a mess and unavailability of time to manage them creates an awkward situation sometimes. You can avoid this obstructive situation by letting the True caller app to do this for you. You can download the app from the link given below as:

Some of the exciting features of this app that will probably attract every person are given below in brief:
  • The Caller ID will let you acknowledge who the caller is with the Wifi or internet services on your phone.
  • You can access the phone management direct from your watch by synchronizing them efficiently.
  • Block the spam calls and the irrelevant persons from your life and cell phone too.
  • You can even manage the call logs for any type of the calls and customize them according to your ease.
  • You can keep your true caller profile updated by creating a one of your own and also synchronizing it with your social networking accounts and setting a profile picture and ringtone as per your choice. Variation to nay contact or account can be done easily with the user.
  • The true caller community gives you all information and new updates for the app alerting you on your phone only.
  • The SMS blocking system is not ingrained in all devices such as Android Kitkat 4.4 version but will soon be active on it also.
So, now maintain the flow of your work and need not break a node to reject or block the unwanted calls and shock the new callers by knowing them before they confuse you or surprise you.

Make your Android cell phone similar to the Google Play Edition device

With the advent of new updated technology phones like Samsung Galaxy S4 and HTC One in the market, don’t you feel that your old cell phone makes you a non-tech savvy and a bit old fashioned too? You might sometimes feel embarrassed in your friend zone when you are not available on the junk points that your friends are available every time on their cell phones. Mostly devices require the rooting to modify their cell phones and get them updated with the latest apps and technologies introduced in the market, but that basically disturbs the operating system of the phone from the root. But, there is one more option that can make your device a new trendy one that is in the talks in the market and rejoice your phone services without spending much perks of your pocket.Google Play Edition phones are the ones that are supported by Google but are supplied by their parent manufacturers only. on whole, they are unmodified schema of Android devices.

Here are some of the tips to achieve this and some of them have been even tried by me too and they gave perfect output. Just try them on your device too.
You can personalize the look of your device. The first appealing thing that is visual to you and to people too is the look of your phone. One can easily change the stack of the icons and cluster of icons in one place is in trend. So you can opt for that now. Download the icon app from the play store or the Google store. The weather cloak or the lone clock can even be ingrained from the Play Stores.

Installing latest Google apps is also a good option.The Stock Android devices come with in-built Google apps and you just need to install these apps in your mobile phone that are available for free. Various basic apps such as Gmaps, Clock, Stock Keyboard, Calendar, Google Voice Search and various other apps that you like can be easily hired with the internet services. There are few apparent apps that are not released by Google on the Play store for free or they have not been available even, you can wait for the time for them to be published.

Customizing the home screen will give a totally changed look to your device. No being is naïve with the live wallpapers and in fact the specific wallpaper for the each model of the phone. So, you can avail to these wallpapers and make the people sometimes in doubt that if your cell phone is actually outdated or not. The Nova launcher is the best and cool launcher that is availed by most of the brands.

Last, but not the least. You can surely make the installed apps default one along with disabling bloatware. The default app manager is there to manage the apps default and initialization. While some of the apps are set by default, but some needs to be prompted by the user. To make it a real one, set the entire app default one. The bloat apps must be disabled in order to avoid any bugs and uncertainties.

Aug 15, 2014

Review for Acer Iconia One 7

Acer has always been a brand that gives the most reliable product in the market with the exclusive specifications and the price lies in the budget of almost every category people, at least one can aspire to have it with them if not now but in their future. I am not saying that the Acer provides the best one in the market, but yes a good optimal product that also satisfies the needs of the mass and also gives them within budget.

The Acer Iconia One 7 with model number B1- 730 is one of the instances of the latest tech device offered by the company with the intrinsic features embedded in it. The 7 inch display tablet cum smart phone also serves the 1 GB RAM and 1.6 GHz dual core processor.

It also serves the latest trends in color in the market and this is what makes it apart from the other ones. A wide range of unique color options lures the attention of people towards it. Leaving apart the traditional black and white colors in the tablets, it gives an array of 10 colors to be chosen off. The back of the tablet is a hard core plastic material, but damage resistant with a little texture ingrained in it, but definitely lacks somewhat in the finishing of the body.

The body of the tablet is very slim and this weighs only 330 g. the power button and the side buttons gives a low feel to the users, but one can forget that getting all the features at this much lesser price is not an easy thing, so one has to compromise a little. The speaker of the phone lies at the back and one can mute the voice with hands only, but loud enough that you can hear the audio for videos and music in a clear tone. The buttons of the speakers always make a good sense as they rotate with the orientation of the phone only.

With the cheaper rates, the tablet provides both secondary and primary cameras. It is equipped with a 2 mega pixels rear camera and 0.3 mega pixel front facing camera. The OS running on the device is Android v4.2.2 Jelly Bean, which can be upgraded to v4.4.2 Kitkat also, making it a good performance phone. The chips embedded in the device are not superficial, but will be enough to play the 3D games sometimes. But the game freaks will definitely miss the high graphics in the games.

Other lacking point of the device is that the battery life is not at all appreciable. The battery of the tablet lasts only for seven hours that too if used with great cautiousness. The other tablets in the league of competition have greater battery lives and may leave the tablet behind in this area which is actually one of the important aspects for the buyers. But, even then I would recommend this tablet for the people who want a tech device, but have a small budget with them.

Simple solutions to improvise your Android Wear LG G Watch

Not even half of the year has passed the Android Wear smart watches have been introduced in the market and the solutions to every problem has also been declared to its users so that they do not have to deal with any further problems with the devices while customizing it in any way. One can debug, capture the screenshots, unlock the boot loaders and root the LG G Watch. It really feels awful when you buy a new technological Android wear but while rooting it you got stuck to some point and destroy all other settings which give some abrupt output. But, here we got brilliant and very easy tact to modify your device as per your needs and requirements.

Here are the easy steps to get ease on your modification process of Android wear.

Get the device in debug mode

Bbefore customizing ant setting, it is necessary to get the device in the debugging mode. Enabling debug mode requires the following steps to be followed:
  • Open the settings options and wait for the voice prompt and then it will be switch to the scrollable actions and further select settings option.
  • Enter the about option.
  • Go to developer’s options and then enable ADB Debugging option.
  • If you want to turn the Debug over Bluetooth, then you can enable that also.

Capturing screenshots:

The users can capture the screenshots by opening the terminal and entering the following command:
  • Adb shell screencap –p / sdcard / DCIM / screenshots / your file name.png
  • The filename must be changed for each screenshot and one can also change the path for the picture to be saved as per requirement.
  • If you have more than one device to be attached, the user’s needs to add the copy option i.e. adb pull with the following command given below:
         Adb pull /sdcard/ DCIM / screenshots / your file name1.png

Unlock the boot loader:

If you are modifying the things of boot loader and something you feel wrong is going on than stop then and there only because even one wrong setting can create havoc in your device and hence you may have to spend good money to revert back to the normal settings. But, normally the unlocking options are rally the easy ones since only three buttons are available on the whole to accomplish any task. The commands available are Start, Power off, Recovery Mode and Restart Boot loader. To start your Android device in boot loader mode, enter the following command:adb reboot – boot loader

Focus on the command you want to enter by tapping on the touch screens. Varying with the devices, the boot loader will be unlocked and hence your all data will be modified accordingly.

Better support to Gmail and Camera apps by Google

Google is such an innovative team that brings forth new updates every day to excel their services and attracting the audience towards its luring apps and its features. The brand has notified certain updates to the most commonly used apps of Gmail and Camera. The refurbishment of the various apps have been done few days back only when the company realized that the apps need some update now for its better accessibility by the people and keep the audience stick to them with the new ingrained features.

The work was done even on the Search option by the Google but the major changes were amended in two apps – Gmail and Camera app respectively. Newer versions of both the Google Play Stores have been introduced.

Renew of Google Camera:

The camera version of the Google has been renewed to the version 2.3.017 from the older version 2.2.024 (about a month ago only). This change in the camera app brings up to the reliable support to the Android wear which is also a new release by the Android and is in much trend now days. Improvisations have been made in the camera features such as panorama interface has been revised. The users can use this new app as a remote shutter. You can easily open the app on your Android mobile phone and then create a card to make it default for the proper functioning. The camera will capture the photograph at the time duration customized by you and hence will show the captured image on your wrist screen.
Renew of Gmail:

The significant update that has been made to the every time communication site, Gmail is that it has been brought up to 4.8 versions from the 4.7 version and hence undoubtedly the performance has also been improvised with the new update. The blunt memory persons would be very happy to get this update because they can retrieve the mails directly from the Google cloud storage. You need to save the files to the Google Drive so that whenever you demand for it, it immediately pops up in front of you. The attachments from the Google Drive Integration can be made just as like the normal attachments and is found on the action overflow option residing in the compose menu. A little update has been also done to the settings menu bar and shifts it to the left side bar.

All these updated features will be available to the users through the Play store within few coming days and they can enjoy them without any hindrance.

Android wear to get better support from pebble locker now

A new update has been introduced to the third party Android Application i.e. Pebble Locker because of the detection of various bugs in the previous versions of the respective app. The app created by Luke Korth, has been brought down with the new updated version that can be effectively run with the Android wear devices. Previous version of pebble lock i.e. 2.8 has been successfully updated to 2.8.1 due to some address crashing bug in the pebble watches.

What a pebble locker basically does is that it makes the access to the device admin API without looking at the screen, even and controlling the whole system only through the pebble locker on your android wear. The connections between the device and android wear are through the Wifi option and Bluetooth option. The users can set the pin or password once the app gets enabled on your device and access your device with the proper security.

The updated version has fixed various bugs from the technical point of view that are not visible to the naïve users and an improvised compatibility of the device with the Android wear giving more ease to the users. The Bluetooth option has become much more reliable and secure and hence called as the ‘Trusted Bluetooth’, which basically makes the Android wear unlocked until the device is within the prescribed range. The moment you go out of the range of the Android Wear, the device will be locked and the Bluetooth will be disabled.
Your Android wear will acknowledge your device and need not to enter the pin or password that you have set earlier at the time of the update and the device will recognize that it is your watch only. The users of LG G Android wear and Samsung Gear Live will be pleased to hear this improvisation of the pebble locker in its updated version and will be soon officially available on the net also.

There is still a scope of improvement in the app. The pebble locker does not support the pattern lock and the low energy Bluetooth devices such as Fitbits are not being supported yet. You can install the pebble locker for your Android Wear from the following link given below:

If you have already installed it in your Android Wear, then you can update the version of pebble locker from the install alert from within your device.

Clarisketch- lets you draw over your voice commands

Are you stressed out of your work and could not coordinate with your co-workers and other employees in your office and the running time is altering you again and again? You are trying to make your employees explain about the work details, but they are not able to get your point, then there is something that can help you in this work i.e. Clarisketch. The clarisketch app, by Spincoders is to ease the work of all the beings using the sketch images over your voice commands.

The app can be installed on any tablet or smartphone with Android OS version 2.3.6 Gingerbread or higher. The application can be downloaded free on your device and can be run on any browser and platform. The process of clarisketch app has been very simple. The user of the app just needs to take the target picture and verbally talk and jolt the things on the screen what you are explaining by drawing some rough figure and your voice will be recorded while drawing. This will be shared with your friends and employees to whom you want to share that.

On the other hand, the mails, calling process and screen capping are somewhat the complex and less efficient ways to communicate and even then, it does not give any clear picture of what you want to explain in the real sense. But, this very app gives you the opportunity to give an actual view of your thoughts to the other persons. You can share your pictures with not only single person, but with multiple groups at a time.

The other advantage of this app is that the persons with whom you want to share your picture need not necessarily install this app on their devices. But, only the person, who wants to take away this process, must have it installed with them on their respective device. This is actually for the persons who just hate to explain each and every detail of the work on phone calls consuming a lot more time in this process in spite of utilizing it in some other efficient work. The size of the app is just 1.9 Mb, which means only a minor space is required to occupy it on your device.

The drawing tools used to draw the pictures are just the basic ones only and even then, if someone is unable to get to its usage, he or she can avail to the tutorials for using the clarisketch app in the most efficient way. You can get the clarisktech app free from the Google Play store as illustrated in the following link:

It’s simple and effective user interface will surely lure the users towards it and increase its users with a rapid rate.

Aug 8, 2014

Watch and monitor your system temperatures on Linux

Maybe you overclock, maybe you don't or maybe you just simply use a laptop. Monitor your system temperature's. monitor your CPU temp, GPU temp, monitor your fan RPM’s etc. First, lets install the package that can do all this. So fire up a terminal and type:

sudo apt-get install lm-sensors

Once installed, you need to detect the chips that monitor temperature's on your motherboard. No, it's not complex but another lame process as follows. In your terminal, type again:

sudo sensors-detect

It will ask you whether you want to load a particular sensor <Y/n>
Keep pressing Y and continue till the end. Once you completed the queries, you will need to reboot.

On a reboot, open your terminal and type:

You will see a bunch of output, showing you voltages and temperatures. Now lets say you want to monitor the temperature fluctuations in Real-Time. This can be achieved by a simple trick. As usual fire up a terminal and type:

watch -n 1 sensors

The above command will show you real time monitoring of your temperature fluctuation. Ok, let's say you want a graphical front-end to view your temperatures. No problem. Just download and use xsensors:

sudo apt-get install xsensors

This will install the package. Open it up and it will show you all the temperatures from the sensors on your motherboard. 

How is temperature monitoring useful?
Lets say you are an overclocker or maybe you’re not, doesn't matter. If you are into computing and gaming and use your computer for development or 3D design and modelling, chances are your CPU and GPU will most probably heat up. If you have a tight case without exhaust fans, your components will wear out fast as they will pass their heat tolerance threshold. Depending on how hot it is, your system can last anywhere between 1 to 10 years.

Cavium ThunderX 48 Core 2.5Ghz ARM SOC running Linux: Mocking x86

Cavium, a San Jose based company known for its MIPS chips is now making a thunderous entry into the ARM world with its 48 core ThunderX. As versatile as Linux it isn’t without a doubt its the primary operating system of choice.

The chips are designed for server use, secure and high bandwidth low latency networking for data centres. This is the least to say why we can't we see nor buy any ARM based “PC’s”. That’s probably because and until global repository maintainer’s start porting to ARM and the new 64 bit paradigm -- aarch64. Aarch64 has support coming in by the day and also that Linaro is defining future standards for Linux and the unprecedented support that it will get from hardware makers and it’s partners.

Its clear for now. What has taken the x86 universe decades to achieve is now being weakened by the mocking knell of ARM, reverberating and quaking its monopolized base, by Intel. That isn’t the least to negate against Intel. Intel like AMD has a ginormous support for its hardware on Linux. Infact most open source projects are being funded and developed by Intel, RedHat and Linaro. All this for the convenience of the consumer. X86 isn’t going anywhere but it will slowly but surely transmorph into something that can compete and stay one step ahead of ARM.

The Raspberry Pi has taken the world by storm. There are projects springing up that use more powerful chip’s made by other different manufacturers. It won't be long before entire repositories get ported or auto ported to ARM. That day is not far away but has already passed.

The video above shows a 48 core ARMv8 solution running SUSE, Ubuntu and RedHat versions of Linux. What is amazing is that various subsystems that are usually placed on the motherboard are now inside the SoC, like LAN, PCI-Express etc.

Aug 6, 2014

Panasonic to emerge soon with its first Kitkat Smartphone

Panasonic is soon to enter to the league of Android stock smartphones with its new weapon of the tech device T41. The Kitkat OS phone will grace up the device much more than ever before. It is the first Android Kitkat 4.4 Android smart phone with which probably lie within your budget. Indian lovers of Panasonic will definitely be happy with the advent of the company. Well, frankly speaking, am little much bored of using the mobile phones of the brands like Samsung, Nokia, Sony and various others in the competition and looking for somewhat big change and I personally feel that Panasonic can fulfill my demand this time. It will probably come up with a different view and model apart from its earlier phones stick to the Jelly Bean OS.

The alluring features and specifications of the phone will definitely convince the mass to bend towards it. The new buyers of the phone who want to have latest technology smart phones in their pockets but have a limited budget can undoubtedly go for this one device. The official announcements for the price range and other brief details has been not yet declared by the company but as usual the news is in the air for the latest incoming device.

Equipped with entry level specifications, the device will be 4.5 inch FWVPA IPS display screen with a quad core processor of 1.3 GHz. There is a micro SD slot card in the smart phone and 4 GB internal storage with an extra expandable memory card slot available. The RAM capacity is 512 MB. The dual sim supportive device is also enhanced with a 5 mega pixels rear camera but there isn't any front camera. This is apt also as just at a price range of RS 7,999 . As much sugar you will pour, as much sweeter it will be and here you are getting much sweeter dish with the usage of less sugar. The color options are predicted to be available in abundance for the respective phone. The design will be sleek and thin to hold within your hands. Few images have been leaked by the insiders of the company but the real picture will be stated at the official announcement only.

The average screen size may disappoint the people because of the trend of wider and larger display screens fashion now days but will probably give a competition to the other entry level smartphones with an optimal price range. Most probably the company will release the product in the coming year but exact day is not decided yet. Let’s hope for a good and competitive device to be released soon in the market.

Aug 4, 2014

Kitkat overshadows Ginger bread to be the second largest Android version

Maintaining its upward trend, Kitkat becomes the second biggest Android version. This was expected and Kitkat has not disappointed the weight of expectations. Out of the all total Android devices activated worldwide, Kitkat has overtaken and shares a whopping 17.9 percent and has become the second largest Android version.

Jellybean still remains at pinnacle with greater share 56.5 percent as compared to the other versions. Only 1.9 percent of downward trend was observed as far as jellybean is concerned since last month.Couple of other Android versions also shares some percentage, for an instance, Icecream sandwich shares around 11.4 percent whereas Gingerbread shares around 13.5 percent.m Launch of Android L is still a few months away; Kitkat has a great chance of narrowing the gap with Jellybean, which is not showing any trend of losing the top position.

Below is the current standing of all the Android versions
Jelly Bean: 56.5pc
Gingerbread: 13.5pc
KitKat: 17.9pc
Ice Cream Sandwich: 11.4pc
Froyo: 0.7pc

How kitkat is overtaking gingerbread version of Android?

Let’s have a glimpse what new enticing features have been introduced in the Kitkat Android version and how is it overshadowing the other older versions of Android.
  • It is much responsive for every Android device till now. To a small RAM to the larger RAM devices, all are served with the same swiftness and accuracy.
  • The Kitkat Android provides the best user interface to the users and a translucent menu bar is also present at the bottom which will provide you all services anytime you require. You can also customize the menu as per your requirement from the settings menu.
  • The navigation buttons and notification trays are also modified with the full screen wallpapers from the OS only that can match your likes as well.
  • Whenever you are going through any document or watching some movie or video, the navigation bars will itself be hidden to give a full wider screen look to the phone and making it a much reliable one. The user needs to just swipe at the edge to get back to all the menu bars and other navigation buttons.
  • Your contact list will automatically be prioritized taking in concern your log lists by the operating system. The frequently dialed and used numbers will be at the top of the contact list without any need to set the speed dial or something.
  • With the help of internet services in your mobile phone, you can examine the unknown numbers through the caller ID. The OS will automatically search for the incoming call number and give you a brief about them. The location and their work profile will be initially recognized.
  • The improvised version of Hangout in the Kitkat version has been ingrained. Now the users of the respective app can send animated GIF’s and also share their location with their friends and relatives.
  • On the whole, there are various intrinsic key features that will lure the mass towards this latest version and will leave behind the older versions of Android.