Thursday, December 12, 2013

The Year Of P-Setting: Instagram and Twitter Announce Private Photo Messaging

Do you realize the HUGE implication of this? It means all the runs setting that has been going on in Twitter has just been given a means of validification (yes, it’s a real word). No more setting p with a guy/chick just to realize the person does not meet expectations (I’m putting it nicely). Already, Twitter is one of the few major social networks that allows nudity so you can imagine what will now be seen behind those private walls. Life has been made easier for a lot of runs girls I must say.
In a similar copycat vein, Instagram also went ahead to do something similar as announced recently at an event today. They are calling it Instagram Direct (see the similarity). You can now send photos, videos and even text via Instagram Direct (come on IG, too much copying already) but I bet no one is complaining. This is going to transcend the world of p setting I assure you. Hopefully it will reduce the amount of nudes on timelines. But then again, will it?

Are you excited about the new features?

Xolo Opus Q1000 Budget Phablet Features and Specification

The phablet craze still continues and Xolo, the Indian smartphone maker is clearly joining in the race. The latest smartphone queuing up to join the Xolo phones on shelves is Xolo Opus Q1000. The phablet is a budget phablet and comes with average specifications. The focus is clearly on the screen size. However, do not brush the hardware aside. Keeping in mind the price, the features are definitely satisfactory.

Xolo Opus Q1000 comes with a 5-inch display. The screen is an FWVGA IPS display and comes with a pixel resolution of 480 x 854 pixels. The phone runs on Android Jelly Bean version 4.2. Though we do not see any updates in the future, version 4.2 is still pretty recent and most Android phones run on the version. 

Under the hood of Xolo Opus Q1000 runs a 1.2 Ghz quad-core processor. The phone comes with 4 GB internal memory, expandable up to 32 GB. The RAM is 1 GB. The hardware sounds satisfactory and for the price, is definitely worth it.

he phone comes with a 5 MP rear end camera and a basic front camera. Xolo Opus Q1000 comes with a single LED flash and the phone supports full HD video recording.

The phone comes with a generous 200 mAh battery which should last you for quite a bit. The connectivity options are all regular.

Xolo Opus Q1000 is priced at Rs 9999. For a price below the 10k mark, the phone is definitely a steal. The phone is expected to launch in the third week of December though there’s no official word from Xolo yet.

Source: India Times

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Top 5 Best Free Android Fitness Apps

Top 5 Best Free Android Fitness Apps

1. Daily Cardio Workout FREE

Daily Cardio Workout FREE is a great 5 to 10 minute daily cardio routine for men and women that steps you through ten of the best cardio exercises. These proven exercises, demonstrated by a certified personal trainer, will whip you into shape in no time.
The routine's simple interface, complete with video and timer, allows you to easily follow along and understand each exercise.
*If you like Daily Cardio Workout FREE, check out the full version which features:
• A second workout to vary up your routine
• Randomize feature for different daily workouts
• Landscape mode and ad-free



2. Abs workout

Aerobic Weider Six - Caynax A6W - free daily ab workout for perfect 6pack in just 6 weeks.
Application contains workout schedule to perform in 42 days - no shortcuts - known as Aerobic Weider Six (Aerobic Six of Weider).
Daily ab workout contains 6 exercises to perform everyday to get perfect 6pack.
Forget about push ups, sit ups, pull ups, squats etc. No need to go to gym. You can do this 6 pack abs workout at home.
Text to speech engine is used during 6 pack workout.
Advanced high quality voices (like IVONA Text-to-Speech HQ or SVOX) are available on market - download them to use custom language accent.
This application shouldn't be used as personal trainer. Before You start training ask Your fitness instructor how You should perform each exercise.
If You have obesity problems You might not notice results of these exercises (flat stomach).
This workout was not designed to lose belly fat but to get flat, muscular abs/sixpack. If You want to burn body fat use Caynax HIIT app that provides support for interval workouts like Tabata and Fartlek.
Free application version is supported by in-app ads and has some limitations.
Give it a try and get perfect abs in just 6 weeks

3. Noom Weight Loss Coach

With a built-in fitness tracker, diet tracker, and a personalized coach, Noom has everything you need to lose weight. Go beyond the average calorie counter and achieve your fitness goals! Join over 6 million noomers today!
With over 20 million pounds (over 9M kgs) lost by our users, Noom Weight Loss Coach has everything you need to eat well, be active, and stay motivated. Featured in New York Times, Women's Health, Shape, Forbes, ABC News!
The Coach gives you daily tasks to help create positive lifestyle changes for long-term weight loss. These tasks guide you through a scientifically-backed weight loss plan that provides informational articles, fun challenges, a daily Noom score to track how you’re doing, activity reminders, plus easy and convenient food and exercise logging — the keys to successful weight loss.
Noom Weight Loss Coach features:
A personalized and interactive weight loss plan that gets you real results and helps keep the pounds off (86% of active users lose weight successfully)
An easy-to-use, color-coded food logging system that helps you learn what’s healthy and track meals quickly
An exercise tracker with real-time GPS and pedometer to record all your activities, inside or outside
Unique daily food and exercise tasks to help get to your goal. You’ll get something new every day to keep your program fresh!
A single-click logbook to track workouts, meals, and weight loss progress
Programmable reminders to stay-on-track so you never forget to visit the grocery store or go for that walk or run
Noom points and levels to reward you and track your progress from day to day
Tons of helpful and educational articles to give you the scoop on health and wellness
Motivational home screen widgets to keep you engaged
User support forums to connect with others, ask questions, and share tips
Social networking integration with Facebook and Twitter
Plus many more features and functions updated frequently!
What our Noomers have to say:
Great Guideline
Love it! Helps me monitor and be more aware of the food and I am eating, my water intake and keeps me motivated to exercise. Been using it a week so far and have lost 2 pounds!
Love it
Helps me keep everything on other app does it better
I love this app! It helps when you can track your eating habits every single day...very helpful
Its the craZiest thing, but keeping track of how.much "green" I've eaten and seeing my "calories burned" actually makes me want to participate :)
Its been a real eye opener!
Its been a real eye opener for me, i never realized before this app how many calories everything you put in your mouth has even if its something small or just a drink, it helping me big time

4. My Tracks

My Tracks records your path, speed, distance, and elevation while you walk, run, bike, or do anything else outdoors. While recording, you can view your data live, annotate your path, and hear periodic voice announcements of your progress.
With My Tracks, you can sync and share your tracks via Google Drive. For sharing, you can share tracks with friends, see the tracks your friends have shared with you, or make tracks public and share their URLs via Google+, Facebook, Twitter, etc. In addition to Google Drive, you can also export your tracks to Google Maps, Google Fusion Tables, Google Spreadsheets, or external storage.
My Tracks uses the GPS sensor in your device to record geographic and velocity statistics, but the app also syncs with third-party biometric sensors, including:
- Zephyr HxM Bluetooth heart rate monitor
- Polar WearLink Bluetooth heart rate monitor
- ANT+ heart rate and speed distance monitors (these require an ANT+ compatible phone)


5. Ideal Weight (BMI)

Are you in your right weight? Check it easily with this app. It will calculate your Body Mass Index (BMI) and will let you know if you are underweight, in good weight or overweight.
Just swipe your finger over the measure tapes to enter your weight and height and get the BMI value and also your ideal weight range.
This BMI calculator supports imperial and metric units,and you can alternate in just one click between kg or lbs and feet/inches or meters.
Very usable BMI calculator and the only one in the market that doesn't require you to press the the button every time you want to calculate a new value.
Key features of this app:
- Very user friendly UI.
- Imperial and metrics units.
- Easy way to input height and weight values.
- Real time BMI value.
- Graphic coloured results.
- Ideal weight estimation.
- Exact calculation also with people under 19 years old.

Source :  Google Play Store

Please suggest if you know any better Health and Fitness Application

Micromax Canvas Turbo Features and Specification

Micromax Canvas Turbo Features and Specification:


12.7 cm full HD screen

The vivid 1080p full HD CGS (Continuous Grain Silicon) screen compliments your entertainment with rich, vibrant detail. It’s NM2 (new mode 2) wide angle technology helps you view the screen from any angle, even in broad daylight. The 16.7 million true color CGS screen also ensures high light penetration which makes it consume less power. Its 1920*1080 full HD resolution gives you all the clarity you need for watching movies, viewing videos, action packed gaming and more!


Do more things at once on the canvas turbo with its 2GB RAM that helps you speed things up and lets you access all applications, faster. Live life at the spur of the moment and spend less time waiting.

1.5 GHz MediaTek
quad core processor

Shuffle between applications and multitask easily with the 1.5 GHz MediaTek quad core processor. Work across multiple applications, games, excel-sheets, social networking apps more effortlessly. All this massive processing power does not strain your battery and keeps all your worlds moving, seamlessly.
Shooting horizontal/ vertical panoramas is passé. Now capture 360 degree immersive panorama images and experience every image in its entirety. Capture breathtaking moments with its 13MP full HD rear camera and click photos with the ones you love, through its 5MP front facing camera. Make gif files, remove unwanted elements from photos and click brilliant, perfectly exposed photos with the sony sensor being at the heart of the image.


key features
12.7 cm (5) SHARP FHD CGS (Continuous Grain Silicon)
Android Jelly Bean 4.2.1
1.5 GHz MediaTek Quad-Core
13MP AF Rear and 5MP FF Front Camera

Screen Size 
12.7 cm (5) Sharp FHD CGS (Continuous Grain Silicon)
Screen Resolution
FHD 1920*1080
Screen Type
Colour Depth
True color(16.7 M)
1.5 Ghz Quad-Core
Android Version
Android 4.2.1
Battery Capacity
2000 mAh
Standby Time
Camera Resolution
13MP AF (Back camera with flash), 5MP FF front camera 
Rear camera AF, Front camera FF
Resolution  Recording & Playback
FHD 1920*1080
Frequency Band
850/900/1800/1900/MHz   WCDMA  2100 MHz  
 DL-42Mbps, UL-11Mbps
Location : GPS
2 GB
16GB Nand flash
Internal Memory
0.98GB(For apps installation), 12.47GB(For user data)
Expandable Memory
Light Sensor, Motion Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Magnetic Sensor, Gyroscope Sensor.
USB Version
Micro USB (5 pin) , USB 2.0
Ear Jack
3.5 mm
Dual Sim Support
yes (SIM+Micro-SIM)
 M! Live, M! Security,  M! Unlock, Games (Fruit Devil , Dark Man, Jelly jumper), Kingsoft, Spuul, Hike, Game Hub, Opera Mini, Look Away, FOTA, BBM, iFloat
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolution
Video Frame Rate
30 fps 
Audio Formats Supported
MP3, Midi, AAC, AMR, Wav

Micromax Website

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Specs Features and Details

Air Command

Paint your life anew from a palette of 5 useful S Pen features.

With the S Pen, life has just gotten easier.  Hover the S Pen over the screen and simply press the pen button to instantly access 5 useful S Pen features:

  • Action Memo : Activate your memos instantly
  • Scrapbook : Organize important pieces of your life
  • S Finder : Search from your entire phone to the web
  • Pen Window : Draw to perform another simple task
  • Screen Write : Enjoy annotating on captured images  

Organize important pieces of your life anytime, anywhere.
Don't stress anymore about organizing the information
and contents stored in your phone.
GALAXY Note 3 allows you to easily track down and categorize images, videos and other contents by tapping the 'Scrapbooker' button in Air Command.
Just circle the information or image that you want to save and move it into Scrapbook. It's never been easier to categorize and design your own personalized Scrapbook
S Finder

Search with options detailed enough to locate
anything in your phone or the web.

Contents cannot be lost in GALAXY Note 3.
With S Finder, you can search your entire phone from  hand-written memos to the web.
Simply click the pen to access S Finder and then  search by keywords and/or apply date, location or  content filters from one starting point to
find related images, videos, music, personal notes,
documents, events or chats, even Help advice.
It’s easy with automatically saved dates and enabled location tags in the Camera, S Note,  Scrapbook, Voice recorder.

new S Note

Compose and manage your thoughts more easily and quickly.

Enjoy note taking now more than ever.
The new S Note lets you quickly scribble notes on extensive canvases, browse through them effortlessly and edit them beautifully without having to rewrite or redraw anything.
The new S Note can also be synced with Evernote or a Samsung  account to enable viewing from your PC or tablets.
The Easy Chart function also transforms scribbled charts into professional-looking graphs instantly.
Yes, this is now possible with the new S Note.

new Easy Clip

Neatly crop out images automatically

Neatly cropped images are no longer limited to professional tools.
Select the area to be cropped, and the new Easy Clip will remove the background instantly for a professional look.
Enhance the boundaries of your creativity with the new Easy Clip.

Direct Pen Input

Write with the S Pen instead of typing.

The GALAXY Note 3 recognizes both your handwriting and typing.
The advanced handwriting recognition technology can accurately read most riting styles and be transcribed into a message, planner, alarm or phone function.
This feature allows you to experience greater versatility and flexibility.

Other Features:

Samsung KNOX
Samsung's seamless GALAXY Note 3 security solution, KNOX, meets the industry's toughest security requirements.
This will keep application and data secure.
Work and play with peace of mind.

Voice Wake-up
Activate the S Voice by saying "Hi, GALAXY," and then command the desired feature to appear.
For example, if you are cooking and your hands are sticky, simply wake up the S Voice, say "timer," “ Set timer 10 minutes,” and carry on without ever touching your GALAXY Note 3
Group Play-Share Video
Enhance the pleasure of personal interactions with the GALAXY Note 3.
You can now connect multiple GALAXY Note 3s for not only interlinked sound but video, including cinematic views.
Voice Recorder
The quality of the voice recorder on GALAXY Note 3 is winning the admiration of journalists.
It is enabled with one of the world's best mobile directional recording function to reduce background noise and to keep a professional quality recorder within easy reac

Source  Link


2.5G (GSM / GPRS / EDGE) : 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
3G (HSPA 42Mbps) : 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz
4G (LTE Cat 4 150 /50Mbps) : up to 6 different band sets (Dependent on market)
LTE : 2.3 GHz Quad-Core Processor
3G : 1.9 GHz Octa Core Processor ( A15 1.9 GHz + A7 1.3 GHz)
The selection of AP will be differed by markets
5.7 inch (144.3mm) Full HD Super AMOLED (1920 x 1080)

Android 4.3 (Jelly Bean)
Main(Rear) : 13 Mega-pixel BSI Sensor, Auto Focus camera with Smart Stabilization,
LED Flash(High CRI), and Zero Shutter Lag
Sub (Front) : 2 Mega-pixel BSI sensor with Smart Stabilization, Full HD recording @30fps
Dual Camera : Dual Shot / Dual Recording / Dual Video Call
Recording : UHD 30fps (*may differ by market), Smooth motion (FHD 60fps),
Slow motion (HD 120fps)
Camera Mode : Drama Shot, Sound & Shot, Animated Photo, Eraser, Best Photo,
Best Face, Beauty Face, HDR (High Dynamic Range), Panorama, Sports, Golf,
Surround shot, Live effect

Codec : H.264, MPEG-4, H.263, VC-1, WMV7, WMV8, Sorenson Spark, MP43, VP8, HEVC
Recording & Playback: Full HD (1080p), UHD (*may differ by market)
Codec : MP3, AAC/AAC+/eAAC+, WMA, AMR-NB/WB, Vorbis, FLAC(*), WAV(*)
(*) Ultra High Quality Audio (~192KHz, 24 bit) support
S Pen Optimized Features
Air Command, Action Memo, Scrapbook,S Finder, Pen Window, Multi Window, Direct Pen Input
Additional Features
Group Play : Share Music, Share Picture, Share Video, Share Document, Play Games
Story Album, S Translator
Samsung Smart Scroll, Samsung Smart Pause, Air Gesture, Air View
Samsung Apps, Samsung Hub, ChatON (Voice/Video Call, Share screen, 3-way calling),
Samsung WatchON
S Voice™ Hands Free, S Health
Samsung Adapt Display, Samsung Adapt Sound Auto adjust touch sensitivity (Glove friendly)
Samsung Link, Screen Mirroring
Safety Assistance, Samsung KNOX
Google Mobile Services
Chrome, Search, Gmail, Google+, Maps, Play Books, Play Movies, Play Music, Play Store, Hangouts
Voice Search, YouTube, Google Settings, Play Games, Messenger
WiFi 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac (HT80)
NFC, Bluetooth® v 4.0 (LE)
IR LED (Remote Control), MHL 2.0
Gesture, Accelerometer, Geo-magnetic, Gyroscope, RGB
Proximity, Barometer, Temperature & Humidity, Hall Sensor
32/ 64 GB User memory + microSD slot (up to 64GB)
151.2 x 79.2 x 8.3mm, 168g
Standard battery, Li-ion 3,200 mAh

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Google Nexus 7 Tablet

The new 7" tablet from Google

Powerful, portable and made for what matters to you.

Now thinner, lighter, and faster - Nexus 7 brings you the perfect mix of power and portability and features the world’s sharpest 7" tablet screen - putting over 2.3 million pixels in the palm of your hand.
With 323 pixels packed into every inch, you can read text that’s sharper than the printed page, see images more vivid than the highest quality photo magazine, and watch videos come to life in vibrant 1080p HD.

Google Nexas 7

Grab-and-go greatness

Lighter than ever, lasts longer.

The clean, simple design features a slim body, a thin bezel and a soft-touch, matte back. So it sits comfortably in the palm of your hand while the bright, beautiful 7" display brings your entertainment to life.
At just 0.64lbs (290g), the all-new Nexus 7 is light enough to take anywhere and fits easily in bags, backpacks, and even back-pockets. With up to 9 hours of HD video playback and 10 hours of web browsing or e-reading, there's plenty of juice to get you through the day, and built-in wireless charging means you can charge, grab, and go.

The sharpest 7" tablet screen ever

Eye-popping performance and sound that surrounds.

Nexus 7 is great for gaming, and with favorites like Prince of Persia and Riptide GP 2, you can tilt, tap, and touch your way to the top. The brand new Play Games app lets you track your achievements, play with (or against) gamers around the world, and discover new exciting games. And with an ever-expanding number of tablet-optimized apps, you’ll find all the apps you love and love the many new apps you’ll find.
Not into gaming? Kick back with the world's largest collection of eBooks, listen to streaming radio and millions of songs, and immerse yourself in thousands of movies and TV shows on Google Play. And with surround sound powered by Fraunhofer* (the MP3 inventors), your movies and games will sound as good as they look.

Powered by Android

Fast, fun and made to share

Nexus 7 comes with the latest version of the world's most popular mobile operating system, so it's fast, fun, and easy to make your own.
Share your tablet with friends and family - each person has a separate customizable space, including personal homescreens, wallpaper, apps, storage, and more. You can also manage access to apps and content to create an experience that’s appropriate for each member of the family.

Technical Specifications

All the power and speed you need.

Nexus 7 is made by ASUS and packs a serious punch. With a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon™ S4 Pro processor and 2GB of RAM, everything runs faster. Plus, high-performance rendering ensures 3D graphics are smooth and dynamic.
With dual-band Wi-Fi and optional 4G LTE, including support for hundreds of networks worldwide, you'll stay entertained - and connected - wherever you are.

Nexus 7

  • Screen
    • 7.02" 1920x1200 HD display (323 ppi)
    • 1080p HD IPS
    • Scratch resistant Corning® glass
  • Cameras
    • 1.2MP front facing, fixed focus
    • 5MP rear facing, auto focus
  • Dimensions
    • 114 x 200 x 8.65 mm
    • 0.64lbs (290g) Wi-Fi, 0.66lbs (299g) LTE
  • Battery
    • 3950 mAh
    • Up to 9 hours active use
    • Wireless charging built-in (Qi compatible)
  • Audio
    • Stereo speakers
    • Surround sound, powered by Fraunhofer
  • Processing
    • CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro, 1.5GHz
    • GPU: Adreno 320, 400MHz
  • Wireless
    • Dual-band Wi-Fi (2.4G/5G) 802.11 a/b/g/n
    • NFC (Android Beam)
    • Bluetooth 4.0
  • Networks
    • Optional 4G LTE
    • North America:
    • GSM: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
    • HSPA+: 850/900/1900/1700/2100 (AWS) MHz (Bands: 1/2/4/5/8)
    • LTE: 700/750/850/1700/1800/1900/2100 MHZ (Bands: 1/2/3/4/5/13/17)
    • Europe:
    • GSM: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
    • HSPA+: 850/900/1900/1700/2100 (AWS) MHz (Bands: 1/2/4/5/8)
    • LTE: 800/850/1700/1800/1900/2100/2600 MHz (Bands: 1/2/3/4/5/7/20)
  • Memory
    • Choose 16GB or 32GB internal storage
    • 2GB RAM
  • Ports And Connectors
    • microUSB
    • SlimPort™ enabled
    • 3.5mm audio
    • Microphone
    • Power and Volume buttons
  • Sensors
    • GPS
    • Gyroscope
    • Accelerometer
    • Compass
    • Ambient Light

Source : Google Nexus 7