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BSNL launches pocket Wi-Fi Router!

July 4, 2012 by admin · Leave a Comment 

BSNL is all set to launch its Wi-Fi router called Winknet MF50 along with Shyam Networks. The router is of the size of a pocket and the company will soon announce its data plans with 3G capabilities. Winknet MF50, 3G router will act as a Wi-Fi and will allow users to connect their devices like phone, laptop, tablet and others to the router. The router is easy to be carry around and is useful during travelling. BSNL has earlier launched Winknet 3G dongle that also supports 2G connections at a price of Rs. 1,900 with a downloading speed of 7.2 Mbps and upload speed of 5.76 Mbps.

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However, LAVA Mobiles is among the first to come up with a pocket wireless router (W 150) in September, 2011. Its most impressive feature was that it could easily share the internet between 32 users within a range of 50 meters. It came with a USB port to connect 2G and 3G dongles and a 10/100 Ethernet port for WAN/LAN connectivity. It has a built-in 2300 mAH Li-ion battery that can be charged using a standard USB charger/port or a computer. It featured a data transmission speeds of 802.11 n @ 150 Mbps, 802.11 g @ 54 Mbps and 802.11 b @ 11 Mbps.

Recently, Kobian introduced a Mercury 3G Mobile Router which can provide connectivity to six devices at the same time. It comes with an additional Li-ion battery to provide a battery back up of 5 hours. It provides a broadband speed up to 7.2 Mbps and supports all the GSM users. The router is priced at Rs. 5,200 and comes with a warranty of 1 year. The device can easily switch between router and modem mode.

BSNL Winknet MF50 is priced at Rs. 5,800. With such a reasonable price and high features, will you buy the router?

Researchers to Detect Parkinson’s Using Siri-like Software!

June 30, 2012 by TD Staff · Leave a Comment 

Parkinson’s disease is a degenerative disorder of the central nervous system that may result into death of dopamine-generating cells in the substantia nigra, a region of the midbrain; the cause of this cell death is unknown. But now, there may be a chance for an early escape. A report from the Oxford University by Gizmodo, Max Little, stated that they are in a middle of making a software to confirm the change in the voice patterns. He even believed that the software will prove to be a great help in detecting the symptoms related to Parkinson’s disease. A post in the Pa rkinson’s Voice says that the step taken will be a major breakthrough in getting a step closer in detecting the disease at an early stage as the ‘voice is affected as much by Parkinson’s as limb movements.’ In the report explained to BBC, it was stated,”This is machine learning. We are collecting a large amount of data when we know if someone has the disease or not and we train the database to learn how to separate out the true symptoms of the disease from other factors.”

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In the research based on the data collected from 50 patients suffering from Parkinson’s disease. The voices of these patients were recorded once a week in every six months. With the help of the data, Max managed to ‘develop an algorithm to detect changes in voice purely associated with Parkinson’s.’ In the tests conducted on various people, he found that the software was successful in detecting people suffering from Parkinson’s disease from a random crowd with an accuracy rate of 86%.

Max Little announced at TEDGlobal that there will be a further growth of the project and asked people to leave their voices for tests as that would help him to improve the software. Max aims to record 10,000 voices and encourages people from all around the world to participate. He claims if he succeeds in developing this software then he would offer it to the doctors to use it for the diagnosis of the disease. Max further stated to BBC,”We’re not intending this to be a replacement for clinical experts, rather, it can very cheaply help identify people who might be at high risk of having the disease and for those with the disease, it can augment treatment decisions by providing data about how symptoms are changing in-between check-ups with the neurologist.”

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LG Launched a New App for Mobile TV!

June 30, 2012 by TD Staff · Leave a Comment 

LG has launched a new application for Mobile TV users. The application allows live streaming of the movies using Wi-fi and also through 3G connection. It provides users to choose watching full length movies in different languages including latest trailers of the upcoming movies. The in-built application comes with online widget support. It offers on demand service and provides free viewing of television in the initial 2 months from the day of activation.

The mobile TV app offers various features like watching Bollywood entertainment, pre-recorded cartoons, movie trailers, news, live TV and movies. The application comes pre-loaded in the latest LG smartphone, Optimus L7. Along with the launch of Optimus 3D Max, LG released Optimus L7 that runs on Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) Operating System and is powered with a 1GHz processor. The device comes with a 5 Mega Pixel rear camera and a 0.3 Mega Pixel camera in the front for voice conferencing.

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Here is a look at some of the specifications of the phone:

Android (4.0.3) Optimus UI

Capacitive, Multi-touch display

Single core, 1000 MHz, ARMv7 processor

MicroSD slot, expandable up to 32 GB

2400 MB in built memory, 512 RAM

Adreno 200 graphics processor

5 Mega Pixel camera with auto focus and LED flash

Wi-fi: 802.11 b, g, n

GPS

The demand of the consumers regarding the features of the mobile phones have changed. Their perception towards mobile content has transformed, watching TV on mobile phones is on a high rise. Zenga TV has set an example in the past by providing content to users through its partnership with Bollywood to offer movies and trailers. However, its not the first time for LG to come up offering mobile TV to users, it has done it before when mobile TV was not even so much in demand. Few years ago, LG launched the VX 9400 mobile phone claiming it to support MediaFLO Mobile TV technology by Qualcomm. It has been reported that the market value of the company has been on a decline from some time due to its late Android updates in its smartphone handsets. With the launch of its new mobile TV app, LG is trying every possible thing to bounce back in the market.

Symantec Warns About Milicenso Trojan!

June 27, 2012 by TD Staff · Leave a Comment 

The software security brand, Symantec’s researchers warn people about a Trojan named Milicenso which is creating threat to a million of users worldwide. Symantec Blog reported that the Trojan commands the printer servers to print garbage files till the time it run out of paper sheets. It also told that this Trojan was first found in 2010 and it may not be on purpose but a side effect. There are a numerous ways through which Milicenso spreads and is mostly associated with an adware called Adware Eorezo designed to focus French users. India, US and few countries in Europe and South America are affected by it.

Symantec Blog also told, :Trojan.Milicenso may arrive on a compromised computer by various means, such as malicious email attachments or visiting websites hosting malicious scripts. The latter often unintentionally occurs when a user clicks a link in an unsolicited email. We have also encountered quite a large number of samples that appear to be packaged as a fake codec. The Trojan creates and executes a dropper executable, which in turn creates a DLL file in the %System% folder. The dropper executable then deletes itself. It even checks to confirm if it’s not executing in a sandbox. The threat also performs Eorezo adware activities to withdraw attention from itself to stop analysis.

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Here is a list of the files created by the Trojan:

%System%\[RANDOM FILE NAME].exe

%ProgramFiles%\[EXISTING FOLDER NAME]\[RANDOM FILE NAME].exe

%Temp%\[RANDOM FILE NAME].exe

%System%\[RANDOM FILE NAME].dll

%ProgramFiles%\[EXISTING FOLDER NAME]\[RANDOM FILE NAME].dll

%Temp%\[RANDOM FILE NAME].dll

The report further said, “Wecontinue to analyze new samples related to this threat and will update our protection coverage as needed. Even as we go to press with this report, we have just learned that SANS have posted further information about a new variant of Trojan.Milcenso. This variant has been modified with garbage padding in the executable designed to help it avoid detection. This goes to show the malware authors are still hard at work trying to spread their warez. Rest assured we are just as determined to stop them. As always, be sure to follow best security practices, and keep your security product updated with the latest definitions.”

HTC Denies of any Siri Rival Application!

June 27, 2012 by TD Staff · Leave a Comment 

Over the last few days, HTC left all its followers in the belief that the company is coming up with a new application similar to Siri. It posted an image on Twitter with a screen shot of HTC One X phone featuring a voice recognition software depicting a chat between a dog and the handset. It left many to think if HTC is coming up with a software to translate the bark of a dog in simple language. However, HTC’s Jeff Gordan confirmed on Twitter that the news is false and it was just a joke made for HTC’s Pet Week.

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Author Cory Gunther states said in a report, “It looks like HTC has been having some fun this afternoon at the expense of blogs and HTC Android fans everywhere. Tossing up a picture on their official Twitter teasing an upcoming S-Voice and Siri rival voice assistant program — only for dogs. Everyone quickly jumped on it thinking the dog part was just a cover, but yes, this was indeed fake.” The report adds, “After posting the photo there was a wave of comments, speculation, and posts popping up everywhere, but it appears this was indeed a fake for “pet week”

However, the joke made analysts and HTC users to think if the new application could be an answer to Apple’s Siri or Samsung’s S-Voice. The image gave people indications if the company is planning to unveil its voice recognition software along with its next Sense user interface. On the other hand, this joke by the company could be a marketing strategy in order to later launch a voice recognition feature with the sense UI but as for now, Jeff Gordon has denied the news.

The report stated, “Between Apple’s Siri and Samsung’s new S-Voice, the voice helpers on mobile devices have been a hotly discussed topic as of late. Google is preparing their own codenamed Project Majel that we’ve heard will be shown off at Google I/O next week as Google Assistant, so this was pretty good timing HTC. HTC’s “Top Secret” new voice assistant was looking very similar to Siri and other options, being able to take appointments, share weather alerts and all that jazz but we have a feeling they’ll just wait for Google’s Assistant to arrive with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. Whether HTC is working on their own Siri voice assistant rival or not is still unknown. This could technically go both ways and they are just calming the waters for now.”

Nokia to Provide Windows 8 in Current Lumia Phones!

June 21, 2012 by TD Staff · Leave a Comment 

Nokia Lumia handsets which at present run on Windows 7 OS may get upgraded to Windows 7.8 and experience certain features of Windows phone 8. Microsoft had earlier commented that the present devices will not get an upgradation in their Operating System, however, it has been reported that present Windows phone users will get an update on their mobile phones.

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Nokia has confirmed that people using with Nokia Lumia handsets that run on Windows 7.5 will be able to update their phones to experience some of the applications and features provided by Windows phone8. The phone will get a new start screen and the users will be allowed to download various apps by Zynga.

About the other features which will be provided to Lumia users, Nokia commented, “Microsoft also announced today that the Windows Phone Marketplace has reached 100,000 apps, and with Windows Phone 8 sharing the Windows 8 core, millions of Windows developers will also be able to develop for Windows Phone ecosystem. Lumia customers can expect thousands more apps to be introduced across Windows Phone platform.”

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The company further stated that such announcements show the success of Nokia’s Lumia series and their bond with Microsoft. They, in fact, informed the people how the experience of Windows phone is growing at a rapid rate and creating competition across the world. They also told about the ongoing investments taking place by the company in great location services.

In the end, Nokia further commented, “Nokia will deliver existing Lumia customers exclusive new Marketplace apps like digital Camera Extras to bring new possibilities to your Lumia including panorama shots, a self-timer, Action Shot for capturing movement and Smart Group Shot for creating the perfect group shot from several different images; new features for Nokia Drive and Nokia Transport; and also distributing a pattern of updates like Wi-Fi tethering and flip-to-silence.”

Nuance Updated Swype App!

June 21, 2012 by TD Staff · Leave a Comment 

Nuance has updated the Swype application by adding a voice recognition feature to it. The software has made it easy for the users by helping them to easily use keyboards in their touchscreen phones. The company has introduced with the predictive text technology resulting into the completion of words by itself based on the user’s previous usage. Nuance has also introduced a Dragon speech recognition feature which allows users to dictate text instead of typing it.

The updated version of the Swype application by Nuance will be available from June 21 for Android phones manufacturers. The success of the Android Operating System depends on its freely distribution in the market allowing different companies to use the technology in their devices.

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Swype was bought by Nuance last year in October from its creators. The application provides a unique feature of allowing users to swipe their fingers through the touchscreen keyboard instead of lifting it up to type that has lead to its popularity among consumers. Nuance claimed that many phone manufacturers have already ordered for around 200 million phones with pre-installed updated Swype application.

It has been reported that companies like Nokia and Research In Motion which do not manufacture Android supporting devices have promised their future mobile phones to run on Microsoft Windows and they may use a software developer kit from the Swype owner, Nuance in order to create their own versions.

On the manufacturing of updated Swype enabled mobile phones, director of mobile input for Nuance, Brian Yee commented, “Some can be as quick as two months. Others can take a year.” The updated Swype software will act according to user’s behaviour and will come with default dictionary editing, multimodal keyboard and voice and text dictionary sync.

Android ICS Update for Sony Tablet P!

June 20, 2012 by TD Staff · Leave a Comment 

Sony has announced the update of Ice Cream Sandwich for Tablet P, the announcement was made after the company declared the update of ICS for Xperia Active. The upgradation of the operating system will result into plenty of new features for Sony devices.

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The news has left Sony Tablet P users thrilled. About the update, Sony commented, “This update combines the features of Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) with unique new features and apps from Sony. Upgrade your Sony Tablet to experience a streamlined user interface with drag-and-drop folder creation, improved multi-tasking and browser. New Sony features include direct access to SD card, ”Small Apps” and enhanced photo viewing options.”

The update in the operating system comes with a stream-lined user interface, better multi-tasking, improved browser, desktop optimized pages and many other new and improved features. The Sony Tablet P sports a 5.5 inch touchscreen display and a 0.3 Mega Pixel front camera for easy video conference. The device is 4G enabled and features 512 MB of RAM.

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Here is a look at some of the specifications of the phone:

  • 2G, 3G and 4G enabled
  • Dual TFT capacitive touchscreen
  • 4 GB internal storage,
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, DLNA
  • 5 Mega Pixel camera and 0.3 Mega Pixel secondary camera
  • Android OS, v3.2 (Honeycomb), planned upgrade to ICS
  • Nvidia Tegra 2 T20
  • Li-Ion 3080 mAh battery
  • Stand by: up to 120h
  • Music Play: up to 17h

Sony Tablet P is priced at Rs.32,990 (3G + Wi-Fi).

Songza iPad Music App to Suit Mood!

June 20, 2012 by TD Staff · Leave a Comment 

Songza, the famous internet radio service has come up with a musical app for iPad users. The app provides with a free music streaming experience for all kind music listeners. It has come with a feature in which the users can save playlist not just by classification of different genres, but according to their mood. It targets at providing the people with the perfect playlist for any particular moment or situation.

The internet radio company is located in Long Island City, New York. Elias Roman, co-founder of the company was recently quoted as saying, ”We’re trying to make the world’s greatest collection of amazing playlists and long-form listening experiences .”

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The users are provided with ample of options to choose songs from and have curated playlists depending upon the numerous activities practised by them. Songza has introduced ‘Concierge Feature’ in its new application. This feature was introduced by the company three months back where it was informed that Concierge feature refers to be aware of one’s music preferences weather the user is on a PC or a mobile device, and factors in any time of the day. From there the user will be provided with a list of six activities that he/she may be involved in at that time, enabling the user to filter from different genre and mood and choose a playlist.

The app that targets to please various type of users includes over 100,000 playlists, consisting of 18 million songs. Since the introduction of the Concierge feature in the app, Songza’s user base rises 50 percent monthly and it seems that the app is giving tough competition to other musical streams like Pandora, Spotify and iHeartRadio and Roman.

BTIG Research analyst, Richard Greenfield, last week commented, “providers of institutional brokerage and fund services, warned that investors in Internet music company Pandora Media Inc should be wary in the face of Songza’s rapid growth.“

The Songza app is free for iPad users and can be available in App store.

Spotify App Redesigned for Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) OS!

June 19, 2012 by TD Staff · Leave a Comment 

The famous musical stream app, Spotify which has been a huge hit among Android users got a complete makeover. For quite some time, the preview of the redesigned app and its beta version was released on the web. The app runs on Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) and looks better than before. A few changes have been made in Spotify including a new slide navigation, high resolution images, artist view and other social features.

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The earlier app was already a hit and this new version seems more promising. The new app is faster than the previous one and is really smooth. In fact, the beta version of the redesigned app is faster than the previous Spotify app. However, the latest version of the app is quite similar to Facebook’s Android App when it comes to the User Interface. The redesigned Spotify app provides High Definition sound quality setting at 320 Kbps music streaming rate. The application is Facebook integrated and easily supports High Definition display.

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Spotify is providing with a free 48 hours trial to experience the new redesigned app, if 48 hours seems less to the users, the trial version can be further extended to a period of 30 days. The new app provides an easy access to about 15 million tracks with online streaming and features like listening to music offline, wirelessly syncing tracks to Android device and Last FM.

A new app, with similar features has been launched for the new iPad. However, it was reported few weeks back that Apple is trying to prevent the application from entering in US.  Sean Parker, a director of Spotify informed that Apple was frightened of Spotify as the director got various indications from people inside the industry that iPhone manufacturer was trying to put a stop to the growth of Spotify in their home turf.

The application is available on Google Play for a free trial.

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