At the launch event on Tuesday, alongside the announcement of LG Nexus 5X, Huawei Nexus 6P and Pixel C Tablet, Google has also announced the next generation Chromecast. This Chromecast is very much different from the earlier with all new ChromeCast Audio feature. This feature allows your speakers to become Wi-Fi streamers.
You may probably be aware of Google’s Cardboard that brought immersive experiences in a simple and affordable way. The Cardboard provides virtual reality (VR) experiences and can be made or bought. Microsoft is presently working on its VR Kit, which would be very similar to the Cardboard, and may as well be called its rival. The images revealed so far indicate that Microsoft VR kit has replicated Google’s Cardboard, which would be available for the former’s windows devices.
There are many websites now a days with a button saying "Back To Top". When user clicks on it, browser automatically scrolls to the top of page in an animated format. If you are a web developer then you might know how this works? If not, then as per our knowledge it works with Jquery. Want to setup 'Scroll To Top' feature in your website? Read on.
Google is ready to launch its new Nexus devices of 2015 by tomorrow (i.e. 30th September, 2015). Many tech bloggers are already invited for this event to join and share their views about the product. The devices will be available to buy online from Google Play Store soon after the official launch.
Android is launching new versions every year and these days Marshmallow is on the way. Android 6.0 Marshmallow is the latest Android version developed by Google. We have being seeing many developer previews installed on many Nexus devices and today Google officially announced the roll out of Marshmallow to Nexus devices from October 5.
As we have already discussed about the launch of Xiaomi Mi 4c some days back. Today as scheduled, Xiaomi has announced the launch of its Mi 4c smartphone. The China-only device is priced starting at RMB 1,299 ($204) and will be available from September 23rd (i.e. tomorrow) both offline and online at Mi.com
A camera in the smartphone is today’s norm – no one would perhaps think of a smartphone sans a camera. Here again, phone manufacturers are coming up with high-ended more powerful, more innovative cameras. Lenovo’s Vibe Shot is the latest example of such a phenomenon, where a powerful camera has been so skilfully integrated in the smartphone that one may ‘call it a phone with a camera’ or a ‘camera with a phone’. In fact Lenovo Vibe Shot is a smartphone-camera crossover that is likely to be popular with young photography lovers.
In the backdrop of continuous and increasing use of gadgets – especially while on the move - the need for frequent charging has been felt quite intensely. The invention of portable power banks proved to be the perfect answer for such situations. Many reputed brands like Xiaomi, Honor, Asus, OnePlus, etc. soon jumped into the gadget market with their own products. Micromax’s newly formed subsidiary Yu did not stay behind for long, and launched a new power bank in India recently. The device, JYuice, is brought out in two variants – 5,000 mAh and 10,000 mAh.
Google is smartly updating its products on Android store. Today Google has given the update to its Google App with some additions of Marshmallow launcher in it. This update brings the Marshmallow App drawer for finding and opening apps and Homescreen search to jump for App directly.
Internet and IT related frauds have increased several folds over the past decade. Many cases of frauds of sophisticated nature are coming to light of late. One is surprised to observe the ingenuity of these fraudsters who come out with innovative methods for duping unsuspecting people. All that one needs to be cautioned is to stay extra vigilant, especially in regard to parting of personal and financial information to strangers – over the phone, email or otherwise.
Renault Kwid Soon on Indian Roads
Renault India is soon launching Renault Kid, and the booking has opened on the 18th September. The new vehicle – a small good looking SUV-designed car will create ripples in the Indian automobile market. Its unmatchable driving dynamics coupled with innovative features would surprise many. The car will be available soon at a cost ranging from Rs 3.00 to Rs 4.50 lacs is said to be the most fuel-efficient, petrol operated passenger vehicle. As per the ARAI certification, it gives 25.17 kms per litre – an astonishing feat indeed!
Dear Techies Net readers, listen up, there is a piece of good news for all of you. Cyberfreewishes is collaborating with Digiarty Software, a multimedia software manufacturer specialized in providing DVD/Video converting and backup solution (like WinX DVD Ripper Platinum and WinX DVD Author), to launch an exclusive giveaway promo featuring their well-received WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe. By participating in this special event, you can free get what can be called one of the best HD/4K video converters for Windows OS that is originally priced at $49.95, as well as an all-round video player titled 5KPlayer.
Samsung, the South Korean tech giant, has been adept in bringing out devices with innovative features. The last such example was early this year when it launched the world’s first smartphone with dual-edged curved display, Galaxy S6 Edge. Now, there are reliable reports from China of Samsung revealing another rabbit from its hat – a foldable smartphone - early next year. The sources claim that the project, code-named ‘Project Valley’ has been in hand for the last two years, and that the foldable smartphone is in the testing stage.
Amazon, Inc has announced the coming of Fire HD 8 & Fire HD 10 along with the 70-inch tablet earlier this year. Today the company has given official specifications of these devices with launch date of 30th September. This Amazon Fire HD 8 will cost $149.99 and Fire HD 10 is priced at $229.99. Both the devices are expected to have the latest Fire OS out of the box. Amazon is also offering bulk sale with heavy discounts if someone is goinf for online purchase.
Want to migrate from Android to iOS? Yes, there may be many who would like to switch over from their Android mobile to an Apple phone. The nagging question was – how do I transfer my data from my earlier phone to an iOS device? Apple has now developed an App that facilitates migration of your Android content automatically and securely to iOS device. The app is very appropriately called: ‘Move to iOS’ and is now readily available for free download at Google’s Play Store.
Finally after too many preview version, Apple has officially given iOS 9 update to its compatible iDevices. iOS 9 will be available to iPad 2, iPad 3, iPad 3 Mini, iPhone 5, 5S, 4S and 5th or 4th generation iPods. If you haven't received the update notification of iOS 9 yet, then Go to Setting -> General -> Tap on software update to start installing update.
Almost all mobile devices usually come with pre-installed apps and Apple’s iOS is no exception. iOS has accumulated a large number of default apps. Some of these apps, like Maps, Weather, Safari, etc. are fairly popular and widely used, while there are apps like Tips, Stocks, Passbook, Newstand, etc. which are not as widely used. The users therefore prefer to get them removed for better utilisation of the limited storage available to them. iOS does not provide any option to the users to remove them, though some users do delete such unwanted apps through jail-break.
Uber has revised the prices for the long distances trips as the uber partners (drivers) were earning very less money during long trips. Uber newsroom says, to justify partner economics, there’s a marginal change in pricing for longer distance trips. When the passenger is travelling beyond 16KMS on UberGo or UberX prices varies.
Uber – the US based ‘one tab to ride’ internet linked taxi provider has come up with another innovation. It has decided to provide Wi-Fi connection to all its customers (riders) free of charges while they are travelling across the city. Although the facility has initially been made available in Mumbai, the scheme will be rolled out in India’s other cities as well in a phased manner. At present, Uber is spread across 18 cities, including metropolitan cities like Bangalore, Hyderabad, Delhi, etc.
Android 6.0 Marshmallow is the latest version of Android under development by Google. The preview version of Marshmallow is available for developers to play around and develop applications for the same. The Android 6.0 Marshmallow is expected to launch with a new Nexus device offered by Google in mid of November.
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