iPhone 6 , just 6mm thin !

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Before the launch of any device from apple , case makers/suppliers guess what could be the new iPhone/iPad with little knowledge they know. Most the rumours were true in the past, like the Champagne color iPhone and iPhone 5C last year.

This year, Apple is expected to release taller smartphone , which with previous rumours is guessed to be 4.7inches.

Recently , One of such geeks, got their hands on one of purported iPhone 6 case , and compared it alongside the iPhone 5s and iPod touch. The interesting part is the purported iPhone 6 case thinness matched up with the iPod touch 5G perfectly. Also , the ( Volume and ringer/silent )buttons similar to that of the iPod touch 5G and iPad Air.

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But , We couldn’t take this as legitimate news.To know what apple really has in it’s hood , wait until September. Until then, read rumours and keep thinking what the next iPhone would look like ?

What do you think about the thinness ? Tell us what you expect too..
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iOS 7.1.1 released.

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Apple was expected to release an update for iOS 7.1 that has been marred with bugs. The iOS 7.1 update which was released in March this year came with support for Apple’s in-dash system CarPlay and improvements to the UI.

According to rumour , Apple was said to be readying a bug fix update to iOS 7.1 called iOS 7.1.1.Yes, it turn out to be true. Apple released the update moments ago,

iOS 7.1.1 :

This update contains improvements, bug fixes and security updates, including:

– Further improvements to Touch ID fingerprint recognition
– Fixes a bug that could impact keyboard responsiveness
– Fixes an issue when using Bluetooth keyboards with VoiceOver enabled

iOS 7.1.1 is available to download for iPhones/iPods/iPads now via OTA or iTunes.

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Tips and tricks for Android 4.4

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Android 4.4 is the latest iteration of android from Google ,has whole lot of new tweaks making the OS buttery smooth and features which makes users happy. Some of the features are buried under settings menu. So, here?s a walkthrough of features in Android 4.4 .

Google Now
Android’s answer to Apple’s Siri, released last year by google. With android 4.4, it’s possible to activate Google Now simply by saying “OK Google”. When you’re on the home screen, simply utter those two words and you’ll be prompted to speak your next command, which can be anything like setting up an alarm , ask questions. Another way to open google now is by swiping from bottom of the screen over the on screen home button.

Developer Mode
Developer mode was easily accessible till android 4.3, but recently Google has hidden it away to prevent users from confusion. On 4.4 go to Settings > About Phone and then tap the “Build Number” section seven times. This will unlock the developer menu, allowing you to access a whole number of geeky features. But be careful on what you are doing.

ART runtime
Android uses Dalvik runtime by default, which is described as a “just in time” compiler. That means it does all of the application processing as and when it’s required. Moving forward, Google is looking to use ART runtime, which is a “ahead of time” compiler. ART is actually featured in Android 4.4 already, but it’s not enabled by default, you’ll need to enter the Developer menu to switch it on.

Your handset will reboot and it will take a short time to recompile your apps – you may even notice some stability issues , but on the whole, ART should be quicker and friendly on your battery. As more apps are optimised to use ART, you’ll find it more beneficial to use.

Record your phone’s screen

Taking a screenshot in your devices is kinda easy nowadays, With android 4.4 you have the ability to record video from your screen .
Using this feature is quite tricky you’ll need to follow these incredibly detailed instructions. Try it .

Clever Location Services

Till Android 4.4 determining your location was based almost solely on GPS, which consumes a fair amount of battery life. Android 4.4 now comes with three modes for this functionality.
Go to Settings > Location > Mode.
High accuracy-GPS+WiFi+Mobile network.
Device Only-GPS.
Battery Saving mode- Wi-Fi+Mobile network .

Protect your phone
Losing your phone is a painful experience – especially if it provides your Photos, Contacts which’ are personal which means that having it fall into the wrong hands can have all kinds of negative ramifications.

With android 4.4 ,You can remotely locate and wipe your phone .You’ll need to Enable it from the device go to the Settings>Android Device Manager, then turn on “Remotely Locate This Device” and “Allow Remote Lock And Factory Reset”.

This option also allows you to remotely change the lockscreen password, should you be too scared to wipe the entire device. In the event of your phone going missing, visit the Android Device Manager page online and you can choose to ring (even if the phone is set to silent), lock or wipe the phone.

Lock screen widgets
Lockscreen widgets are one of best features of Android,but in Android 4.4 they’re not enabled by default. To turn them on, Settings > Security and tick the “Enable Widgets” box. To add widgets, simply swipe from left to right on your lockscreen and tap the “plus” icon. You can choose from Gmail, Calendar and Google Keep, amongst other things.

Wireless printing
Android 4.4 has wireless printing built-in, with HP’s Cloud Printing application, you can print wirelessly. You’ll need a compatible printer of course, and only certain apps support the feature at present, but it’s unquestionably quite handy to be able to send a document through the air and transform it into a physical sheet of paper with only your phone.

No Animations= Speedy Phone

Go to Settings > Developer Options and scroll down to the Drawing section. Find animation scale (Window, Transition and Animator) and toggle them all to “Animation Off”. You?ll experience an eye blinder.

Dismiss an Bothering Alarm
There are few social situations where an alarm that you no longer need sounding during a meeting etc. With ,Android 4.4’s advance alarm notification system, you’ll get a pop-up notification on your screen
an hour before the alarm is due to fire, which allows you to dismiss it before it has chance to sound and make everyone on the meeting to look at you.

Process Stats
In Android 4.4, Google has added a Process Stats section to the Developer Menu, which contains all kinds of information about which apps are running, what processing they’re using and how long they’ve been running since you booted up the phone. It?s geeky and useful for users who would love to tune their device.

More tips ,
Turn off Mobile data when you are in low signal areas , because your 2G/3G radios eats up a lot battery for data transfers at those instances than at normal times.
Tip : Have an Wi-fi nearby ? connect to it rather than mobile network, saves battery.

Brightness ,
Use Auto brightness . Want it even darker? Use the app ScreenFilter which allows you reduces brightness way beyond the default level. It saves a lot of battery and your eyes at night.
Note: Don?t make it too dark , you can?t see a word.

Clear memory and caches,
By default you don?t have any app for clearing caches left by apps you deleted or still using. Download Clean Master , with which you could delete temporary files.

Finally , some tidbits
Avoid Live wallpapers, Weather widgets( and all those which you data).
Charge up your phone to 100% and recharge it only after it is about to die(say 5%).Charging it in between may affect battery life.
Calibrate your battery once in a month. ( How?.. Click here..)

That’s it Droiders !!! Hope the above tips are useful.
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Google Camera , a standalone camera app from #Google

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In line with the rumor from a couple of weeks ago, Google has finally launched a refreshed camera app for Android devices , ‘Google Camera’

The app looks a bit different from the camera software coming with stock Android 4.4 KitKat. Google has made a number of improvements and refinements here, introducing a much cleaner interface.

Features
•Lens Blur mode to snap “SLR-like photos” offering a shallow depth of field.
•Swipe in from the left to toggle between Google Camera’s different modes. ( like MotoX )
•Photo Sphere which allows users to capture 360 degree photo spheres at up to 50 megapixels.

Google Camera is available on all Android smartphones and tablets with Android 4.4 and up. Download here(Playstore)

How do you like the new camera ? Leave your comments below.

Heartbleed : CHANGE YOUR PASSWORDS NOW!

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Heart bleed bug , an encryption flaw is already being called one of the biggest security threats the Internet has ever seen. The bug has affected many popular websites and services ones you might use every day, like Gmail and Facebook and could have quietly exposed your sensitive account information (such as passwords and credit card numbers).

The Bad news: There’s not a lot you can do about it now. It’s the responsibility of Internet companies to update their servers to deal with Heartbleed, and once they do, you can take action.

The Good news: There isn’t any indication that a hacker caught wind of this; it seems the researchers were the first to locate the problem.

But the scary part is that attackers could have infiltrated these websites, extracted the information they wanted and left no trace of their presence. Thus, it’s hard to determine whether someone ever exploited the bug, or if your account information was compromised.

What can you do now to protect?

Check , whether the sites you use has been affected click here

Meanwhile , Mashable has created a list of sites which are affected. Change your password once the site has patched it.
If the site or service hasn’t patched the flaw yet, there’s no point to changing your password. So , check the Mashable or Heartbleed tool , whether the site affected has been patched , then change your passwords to a sensitive one.

Make sure to keep an eye on sensitive online accounts, especially banking and email, for suspicious activity for the next week or so.

DO TAKE THIS SERIOUSLY!

Thank you MASHABLE !

Apple in 2014 . What can you expect?

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Apple last year unveiled iOS 7 , the biggest change to iOS since 2007. iPhone 5S , with a fingerprint scanner. iPad Air , thinnest iPad ever.
Mavericks next gen Mac OS X , made it available for FREE.

It’s already second quarter of 2014, rumours had already started to come regarding iPhone 6 , iOS 8. Here’s a Rumour round of Apple 2014.

iPhone 6 :
Everyone expects the iPhone 6 to feature a new design that would distance itself from the iPhone 5 and 5S. As per leaked schematics from Foxconn , iPhone 6 is expected to be made available in two variants – one with a 4.7-inch display and the other with a 5.5-inch display.

Regarding camera , Apple may still employ an 8MP snapper instead of a 13-megapixel or 16-megapixel one. With improvements like optical image stabilization (OIS) module and also interchangeable mobile camera lenses.

iOS 8 :
Leaked images confirms an ‘Healthbook’ app which could pull in health-related data from a variety of sources. Feature include basic fitness tracking capabilities, Weight and Nutrition, plus more advanced metrics such as Blood Sugar, Hydration, Heart Rate, Bloodwork, Respiratory Rate, and Oxygen saturation .

Other rumoured improvements ,
•streamlined Notification Center
•Voice Memos will get a redesign with controls that distinguish between recording and playback functions.
•Messaging may be tweaked with an optional auto-delete function that will remove older messages after a certain amount of time.
•Standalone game center app may be removed, instead integrating to apps that support social gaming.

Apple is also said to be working to speed up iOS 8 in comparison to iOS 7. Apps to launch more quickly, close more quickly with smoother , stable system navigation.

Siri :
Apple purchased automatic speech recognition company Novauris Technologies.From the company website its technology will able to handle multiple simultaneous voice requests, recognizing complete phrases and analyzing syllable structure for better speech recognition.Novauris’s technology has been used by companies like Verizon Wireless, Panasonic, Samsung, Alpine, BMW, and more.

‘Lightning quick’ performance and better battery life :
Apple’s 2014 iPad’s and iPhone’s will use LPDDR4 DRAM Memory technology. The LPDDR4 RAM technology offers two times the bandwidth performance of the previous generation LPDDR3, while keeping power consumption low.

iTunes Radio :
Last year apple introduced its Music streaming service , but it is limited to only few countries. This year apple had planned to extend to other countries too.

These are just rumours , may end up as rumour. So , we have to wait for apple for official info.

So what do you guys think? What do you expect from apple 2014?
Comments us below.

Tips to save battery , iOS 7.1

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Apple’s iOS 7.1 update came with some features and refinements which made the OS more snappier. But unfortunately, it also brought along some unwelcome bugs and battery drain.

As a iPhone user, after updating to iOS 7.1 my iPhone 5 eats up lot of juice. Like, 1% down in a minute of camera use and 5% drain while browsing safari for 5-7 mins. So if you are one who faces issues like this , the below guide will help save battery.

Cellular Signal :
If you’re in an area of weak signal, or at the edge of LTE or 3G support, your iPhone’s radio could be working on full power just to stay on the network, or switching between connection types, and wasting a lot of power. So , turn off radio at places where you find your iPhone struggles to get signal. This really saves a lot battery.

Push notifications :
Too many push notifications from different apps can significantly drain battery life. So turn off push notifications for apps that you don’t want, ( like for AppStore ).

To turn them off, go to Settings, choose Notifications, then select the apps you want to disable and tweak your notification settings for each.

Pick from the following:
— Change Alert Style to None.
— Turn Badge App Icon off.
— Turn Sounds off.

For mail ,
Go to Settings -> Mail, Contacts, Calendars -> Fetch New Data -> and turn off ‘Push’. Ideally, set the accounts to Fetch new messages during a particular duration, or if a particular mail account isn’t important anyway, set it to Manual.

Location services :
Go to Settings, Privacy, Location Services, and turn off any app and system service you really don’t need tracking or using your location.
Also , turn off frequent location in the system services.

Quit apps :
If you are done using any apps , double tap home button to enter multitasking view and fling up to close the app. Running too many apps uses up a lot of battery.

Also, if you use an app continuously , for instance Whatsapp , don’t close those apps from app switcher. Closing and re-opening an app eats a little more battery. So avoid it.

Siri’s “Raise to speak” :
Unless you use SIRI a lot, you could turn that off.Turn off “Raise to Speak” feature, which lets you take the phone to your ear which automatically activates SIRI. That keeps another sensor active all the time, eating up battery. If you aren’t going to turn SIRI off, at least turn off the Raise to Speak feature to save battery power. ( Settings>General>Siri> Turn raise to speak off )

Other small usual tweaks include :
•Turn off Background app and content refresh.
•Turn of Notification Center widgets(Stock and Weather).
•Lower down brightness.
•Turn off spotlight ( Settings > general > Spotlight> untick which you don’t need) Indexing eats up battery much.

Parallax effect :
Turn off parallax effect , Settings > General > accessibility > Reduce motion > ON .

Or , if you want the animations but not the parallax effect on wallpapers , switch perspective motion OFF while choosing wallpaper , with Reduce motion turned off.

Airplane mode :
This may sound stupid , put your phone on airplane mode when you don’t use it, if you are so desperate about battery life.

Reboot/reset your device :
If you haven’t rebooted in a while, give it a try. There could be a process or something else doing what it shouldn’t be doing, and a restart can often fix that.
Reboot : ( hold power + home button for few secs , until you see apple logo )

Restore your device :
After a software update , always make a hard reset by restoring your device through iTunes and Set up as new iPhone . DONT RESTORE FROM BACKUP. Clean install always helps.

Calibrate your battery :
If tweaking settings has not helped you , try Calibrating your battery.

Nothing above helps, visit Apple Store, where apple geniuses could help you.

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