Saturday, November 22, 2014

Education Portal CollegeDunia: A Powerful College Search Engine In The Making

Wish to list all colleges of India, offering part time course in MA - visit CollegeDunia. Further wish to filter above search to colleges offering part time course in MA Economics, provision is there. Want to see in a particular city, or state, still you have that option. So if you see, for any stream, be it medical, engineering, management, science, arts, law or commerce; you have all kind of permutations combinations available to juggle with on this portal to arrive at best of the information.

The colleges has individual rating, course lists, type or mode in which education is imparted (full time, part time etc), history and location details. For instance if you click on Engineering tab, you get to select from B.Tech and M.Tech. If you want to know the colleges offering B.Tech in Computer Science it presents 550 colleges all across India offering B.Tech in Computer Science. On the top of this list is IIT Kharagpur with a rating of 9.8.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Angel Funding of Rs 1 Crore to CollegeDunia: A Unique and Powerful College Search Engine

Angel funding of Rs 1 crore has become a boost for an online education portal CollegeDunia. The portal founded by Sahil Chalana merely 6 months back in May 2014, has already become a hit with over 1 lakh visitors per month and aiming to over 1 million visitors within next 6 months as reported. This funding has come from Gaadi.com CEO Umang Kumar and some other undisclosed investors. The funding is aimed to be utilized for technology, operations and marketing of CollegeDunia.com as stated by Chalana.


Currently operating with a manpower of 30 people, the count would go up to more than double in next 6 months. Almost 8,000 more colleges, polytechnics and coaching institutes are to be added within the same period to its current list of over 800 colleges offering more than 1500 courses. This has become a single hub for having so vast information of colleges, exams, courses and latest happenings in the education front. 

Monday, October 6, 2014

Nobel Prize For Medicine Goes To Scientists For Discovering GPS System of Brain

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Have you ever wondered how the brain identifies a location and correlates it with our further destinations or for that instance for telling route to someone who seeks help in going from one location to another location? What it implies is that our brain has a full-fledged GPS (global positioning system) in existence for ages, maybe since the evolution of mankind, or probably much before that. This year’s Nobel Prize in Physiology/ Medicine has gone to three such scientists who have discovered the global positioning system of the brain.



Professor John O’Keefe who is a Neuroscientist at the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience – UCL – UK is the recipient of this year’s Nobel Prize for Medicine/ Physiology. He also heads the Department of Anatomy in University College London, the United Kingdom. The two other recipients of this award are May-Britt Moser and Edvard Moser. Professor John O’Keefe is also recipient of prestigion Grawemeyer Award and Gruber Prize in Neuroscience, earlier in his carrier, prior to this. The three scientists have worked out on how brain functions while locating its current coordinates and further navigates to various geographic locations.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Smartphone Launch Release: Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime: Remarkable Extraordinary Features Bundled

Samsung has launched today a new member in the Galaxy smartphone family - Galaxy Grand Prime and it is really GRAND in many aspects. A new term is evolved along with the launch of Galaxy Grand Prime - Groupfie and the term itself is quite clear in understanding what it means. The smartphone is unbeatable in capturing a Groupfie in a perfect manner. Various salient and remarkable features of Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime include high processor speed, excellent design and superb display capabilities. 

The outcome of design has been solely based on the customer lifestyle and preferences. With a price tag of Rs 15.5k is a smartphone with multitasking capabilities. It comes in two colors - White and Grey. The front or secondary camera is 5 megapixels with wide angle features which is the USP of this smartphone and that is why it enables you to get a Groupfie i.e. Group Pictures with the secondary camera with output as good as taken with the rear or primary camera of many other smartphones from various other companies. 

The qHD screen also entertains you with a state of the art experience in watching movies, videos etc. With the entry of Galaxy Grand Prime in the Samsung Galaxy family, the overall range becomes much stronger and unbeatable. The rear or main camera is 8 megapixels with LED flash to make every capture a mega capture. The smartphone is sleek enough the get a proper grip in your hand. Its metallic edges give it a stronger look and confidence of being a safer device. Its width is just 8.6mm. TFT qHD display is 960 x 540 pixels ideally good for browsing and video watching purposes. 

The processor of Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime is 1.2 GHz quad core. It comes with 1 GB RAM and 8 GB of internal primary storage. The storage is expandable to 64 GB with the help of a microSD card. OS is Android 4.4 KitKat which is the latest Android Operating system. and the smartphone is preloaded with Touch Wiz user interface which is a proprietary software from Samsung capable of providing you with excellent performance. 

The battery is 2600 mAH which is good enough to play a video for 10 hours non-stop at a stretch. Alternatively it gives you 17 hours of talk time when fully charged. 8 megapixel auto focus rear camera and 5 megapixel front camera is really a boon. Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime supports Bluetooth 4.0 and Wi-Fi with a speed of 2.4 GHz. 

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Queen of Galaxy Unveiled by Emperor of Smaprtphones: Samsung Launches Galaxy Alpha

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Asim Warsi, VP, Mobile & IT, Samsung IndiaLara Dutta Bhupathi
S.K. Kim, Managing Director, Sales, Samsung Electronics, India
She is irresistible. She loves three dress codes - Dazzling White, Charcoal Black and Frosty Gold. She is about to debut in the first week of October, the auspicious week of Dussehra, Vijaydashmi and Durga Puja. She is safe, secured and smartest of all. Samsung unveiled its newest, sexiest, lightest, slimmest, smartest, irresistible and gorgeous Galaxy Alpha.

Irresistible: Looking at the features below, probably you will agree to it. In addition to the features mentioned below you have an extra bouquet of Health Monitor, Heart Rate Monitor, Compatibility with all Samsung Gear Devices.

Color: Samsung Galaxy comes in two colors: White, Black and Gold. All are marvelous, but it depends on an individual's choice and comfort. Lara Dutta was there at the ceremony. Her favorite was golden.

Display: 4.7" HD super AMOLED display is good for all kind of activities you can imagine to perform on a smartphone - messaging, mailing, movie/ video etc. in a 1280 x 720 pixels display.

Size: Samsung has given a new definition to the word 'slim' by providing the slimmest of the galaxy family. Samsung Galaxy Alpha is 6.7 mm thus making it sleek, swift, easy to carry, comfort to grip and place it anywhere, in any pocket without a botheration.

Weight: Imagine the world that used to have a perception of a directly proportional relationship of power with weight and size. The concept has changed with the innovations in technology where such a light weight smartphone with so slim and sleek design is demonstrating tremendous power. 115 grams of smartphone with so much of intense power in it - wonderful and amazing. 

Safety: Though it is not water and dust proof as its predecessor Galaxy S but it has some other tremendously impressive features to win the game. It has a premium metal frame that is claimed to ascertain a 'non-bending' fear. The sophistication and strength is the outcome. It is the material technology, size and weight - the combination of all three that ensure its 100% safety from a free fall. The fall on solid surface after getting dropped from a height, or slipping out of the grip, and rapidly travelling towards the hard surface due to Newton's law of gravitational pull, it stays safe after the hit on ground.

Security: Login security is there with finger detection. You have private mode option for apps where the apps will run only with an additional confirmation with a finger swipe, makes it extra protective and secured.

Memory: RAM is 2GB which as per me is fine for a high end smartphone. My dream phone would be 4GB withing same cost range. Internal memory (primary storage) is 32GB - fantastic. For a long time you will not have to bother about your videos and other heavy files. Remember the more storage with more number of important information needs more attention - never be careless in taking the backup of your important information. And it is always good to keep cluttering the unwanted data stored in your phone.

Battery: Ultra power saving mode. Even if the battery is as low as 15%, it can serve you for 24 more hours by automatically going to gray scale mode from color mode thereby running in economy mode. Battery is 1860 mAh, capable to run for stretched hours even in 4G/3G connectivity for consistent delivery and performance.

Network: It supports 4G LTE promising to support 300 mbps of download speed.

Camera: Superbly powered 12 megapixels rear or primary camera and 2.1 megapixels front (or secondary camera) as per me are best of the options. You can't demand more than that in rear and front. And I don't think any other smartphone is able to beat it. Additional technological advancements like shadow free HDR (high dynamic range), face detection and selective focus option make it much stronger. Superb capturing of Panoramic Views.

Operating System: Android 4.4.4 KitKat

Processor: Octa core (Quad 1.8 GHz + Quad 1.3 GHz) - what else you need? Multiprocessing is smart processing where it allocates the processing power at the more demanding app rather than parallel and equal distribution. 8 cores make it a super strong device in terms of performance.


Thursday, September 18, 2014

Product Review: Motorola Moto G: A Good Deal At 13K And Here Is The Reason Why

In my opinion Motorola Moto G, the newest version of Moto G in Motorola family is a good deal at approx Rs 13,000. Moto G has a very successful history and probably when its demand was at peak in India, the company vanished for some reasons from India. It has resurfaced itself now and the credibility of its products will definitely give desired stability in competitive market in India.

Flipkart is the sole selling point for Moto G. Moto G has 5-inch HD display with maximum resolution of 729 x 1020 pixels. Corning Gorilla Glass, the latest development in display glass technology provide real like appearance on its screen. Thickness of the device is less than 11 mm. Being lightweight, it is less than 150 grams. With such thickness and weight it is quite comfortable to slide in the pocket and carry. Moto G has a special kind of coating thereby making it water resistant. Operating system is latest variant of Android - Android 4.4 KitKat. So you have a bouquet of Motorola apps bundled with the device.

Moto G's processor is 1.2 GHz quad-core from Qualcomm. RAM is 1GB (which in my opinion should have been 2 GB). The phone supports dual-sim with internal storage of 8GB. The storage can be increased with the help of microSD card. Rear or primary camera is 8 megapixels (good) and front or secondary camera is 2 megapixels (again good!). Battery has 2070 mAhours of charge storing capacity. Moto G support 3G, B/T 4.0 and GPS. It has two inbuilt front stereophonic speakers.


Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Nokia X2: Not A Good Value for Money

Nokia X2 has been launched by Microsoft last week in India and the price band is ranging between Rs. 8500 to Rs. 9,999. Obviously being the fresh launch, at some online portals the price is exaggerated. It is better to check its best price here. The model comes in Orange, white and Black colors. The difference between earlier Nokia X series and this one is the front buttons in this model. App list is the new feature in this model that assists you to use multiple apps simultaneously quite easily. 

It has 1.2 GHz dual core processor which is Qualcomm Snapdragon. RAM is 1 GB and display is 4.3". 1800mAH battery is almost standard these days in most of the smartphones. Primary or rear camera is 5 megapixel and the front camera is .3 megapixel. It supports dual SIM. It runs on Android. You get 15 GB of space on cloud on OneDrive from Microsoft on registering your smartphone.



Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Samsung Launches Smart Learning Bundled With Lot Of Hopes For The Youth Of India

Mr. Tarun Malik, Director, Media Solutions Center – South West Asia, Samsung Electronics, Dr. Hussain, Principal, DPS, Mathura Road and Mr. Ranjivjit Singh, Senior Vice President, Corporate Marketing, South West Asia, Samsung Electronics
This was one of the not too frequently happening events where the focus was constructive, voluminous and targeted towards the larger masses of the country. Something related to youth that is required by them during the most crucial years of their age, the age when they are being groomed, cultivated and educated. The age where there is lot in front of them to acquire sandwiched between the two layers - hope and fear. The age where daring to do anything never done before is not a challenge but the awareness between right and wrong is the issue, the age when a long road is in front to travel and while travelling one is about to gain a wide range of experiences.

At times the road looks barren and never traveled before. At times you find lot of people around and at times you feel so isolated and alone. This is the age when the youth in during their study phase. This is the phase where right direction, if given at right time, can do wonders, can create geniuses.
 
Mr. Tarun Malik, Director, Media Solutions Center – South West Asia, Samsung Electronics
And for this phase Samsung has announced Smart Learning, a first ever Digital Store for the learning and growing youth of the country to provide them the right direction, to make them more powerful and provide them strength in the areas where it is required most but was either not available or available in a very scattered form. Samsung India first ever digital learning and education store is for all aspiring students to provide them with an entirely unique, innovative and different kind of learning experience that is meant to provide an ocean of information, learning and knowledge in a very structured, creative and collaborative style. Smart Learning Store is available on Google Play Store for all Samsung Tablets as a tab is the most appropriate media to provide digital learning as far as appropriate size is concerned.

Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. announced today September 2nd, 2014, this launch of Smart Learning. This is a comprehensive education store developed by their Media Solutions Center (MSC). 

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Have You Checked This New Multiple Account Managing Mobile App

As per the latest ratings available on My.com (https://twitter.com/mycom_official) which is an arm of Mail.Ru group, the most popular newcomer app to manage your multiple email accounts is myMail. Mail.Ru is the top most internet company in Russian countries with over 100 million of users as per comScore (@comscore) in its September 2013 analytics report. comScore is a well known company engaged in internet technology related analytics for the global audience, has its headquarters in Reston, Virginia, USA and is having over 1000 employees worldwide in its 32 offices in 23 countries. While comScore is listed on NASDAQ, Mail.Ru is listed on London Stock Exchange since 2010.

Coming back on the new app myMail, has a capability of managing all your email accounts at one place, and has now become the most downloaded email application standing on third place, behind Gmail and Yahoo Mail. This data has been provided by an independent analytics organization Distimo (@Distimo). myMail promises to bring your emails to you from various accounts in secured and spam free shape. It is a mobile app, and mind you, it is absolutely free. Currently it is available on iOS and Android platforms and supports most of the popular email accounts.  Just download and start enjoying your multiple email accounts at one place and that too in a secured and spam free manner.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Professor Arogyaswami Joseph Paulraj Gets Marconi Society Prize 2014

It is 50th year celebration of prestigious Marconi Society that was established by Giola Marconi Braga, daughter of the great scientist Guglielmo Marconi, who invented radio. The Marconi Society, since last 50 years is recognizing and awarding one or more scientists who contribute considerable advancement in ICT (information and communication technology) that largely impacts social, cultural and economic development in masses. 




This year, 2014, Professor and Scientist Arogyaswami Joseph Paulraj has been recognized for his contribution towards development of the theory and applications of MIMO antennas. MIMO stands for multiple input multiple output. Professor Paulraj in and India born scientist who is currently working at Stanford University. His research suggests to use MIMO antennas at both ends - transmitting and receiving - in wireless technology. And based on his research and well concluded results, in today's high-tech world high Speed Wi-Fi systems work on the same technology and so do the 4G mobile systems. 




So we can undoubtedly say that high speed Wi-Fi systems and 4G mobile technology would not have been possible without Prof Paulraj's research on MIMO antennas. He has received USD 100,000 along with a citation mentioning his contribution to the current world.

He is also the recipient of Padma Bhushan Award in 2010 and the Alexander Graham Bell IEEE Medal in 2011.  

Micromax Gains Top Slot In Total Mobile Shipment In Q2 of 2014 in India


If total count turnover of any kind of mobile phone is looked into, Micromax has grabbed the top slot in Quarter 2 of year 2014 which was earlier with Samsung. So we have seen some major shuffles in quarter 2 of 2014. First it is Motorola that has taken over the fourth slot in overall smartphone sales in India in Q2 and moved Microsoft down the ladder. This has happened withing a year of the re-entry of Motorola in India.



Overall share of Micromax as per Q2 figures is a little over 16% and Samsung that is on second slot now holds 14.5%.  If only smartphones shipment is taken into account, Samsung is still singing aloud at the top slot with a market share of over 25%.


Tuesday, August 5, 2014

If Latest Facts Are Right Then Motorola Smartphones Sales Has Left Nokia Far Behind In India

If last two quarters sales figures are correctly picked, then Motorola has given a big jerk to Microsoft as far as first Quarter 2014-15 sales of smartphone mobile handsets is concerned. In Jan-Feb-Mar (i.e. Quarter 4 of 2013-14), Microsoft's Nokia  smartphone handsets sales in India was around 580k as compared to Motorola's 380k. Which means Nokia smartphones sales was approx 200k higher than Motorola.



But in last quarter ended Jun 2014, Motorola has surpassed Nokia smartphones in a big way. Where Motorola has sold around 960k smartphones in India, Nokia sales has squeezed to 630k. Although Microsoft may console itself by appreciating rise in sales of its handsets in last quarter as compared to last to last quarter by around 50k smartphones (which is not at all a good jump), but if we see the substantial rise in Motorola smartphone sales in last 2 quarters which has risen by 580k, a whooping rise.



Within a year, Motorola has given a tough competition to Nokia and in next quarter probably it will be difficult for Nokia to sustain its rising trend, if Motorola keeps it steep rise intact.

Are You Ready For MotoGrahpy For Celebrating India Independence Day: MotorolaIndia


Motorola has come up with a fantastic campaign to celebrate Independence Day. The contest is simple and the game is called MotoGraphy. The contest has started on July 16th, 2014 and is a month long event ending on August 15th, 2014. 



The participant has to share his/ her love for India with the rest of the world. Motograhpy has been planned to be an innovative photography competition/ contest. In this contest you need to nurture natural curiosity about India. The Moto users are being challenged to discover India on their own terms.

This contest is open for all emerging and amateur motographers (enthusiast photographers) to publish their work which needs to be based on related photography on themes that are loved by Indians

Themes and their time frames are as below:

Week 1: July 16th to July 23rd : Theme: #FoodOfIndia

Week 2: July 23rd to July 30th : Theme: #BeautyOfIndia

Week 3: July 31st to August 7th : Theme: #CultureOfIndia

Week 4: August 8th to August 15th : Theme: IndianTricolor

The rules of the game are as below:

1. you need to follow Motorola Mobility India's Twitter Handle @MotorolaIndia

2. You have to be above 18 years of age

3. You must of an Indian Resident

4. You have to click the photograph with your Motorola Handset

5. You have to post your theme photograph on Twitter

6. While posting and before submitting ensure that you are taking care of following three things: 

                a. Add @MotorolaIndia Motorala Twitter Handle,
                b. Add hashtag #MotoGraphy
                c. Add hashtag applicable for that week (check above).

e.g. if you are posting on 6th August the Picture uploaded must be accompanied with @MotorolaIndia #MotoGraphy #CultureOfIndia



All the best!

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Can You Fulfill My Dream: WeChat: Build Some More Features And Make It Unbeatable

The way WeChat is surpassing its rivals in terms of winning the hearts of more and more users because of its rich and unique features; it is not far for it to reach at the top ladder in no time and then it will be easier for it to sustain there and not let any other competitor reach there because of a number of reasons. One strong reason is that more than 50% of total strength of Tencent Inc. is part of its research and development wing. Another solid reason is the volume of so powerful and useful features that have already been released in WeChat so far is far beyond the imagination to achieve for any of its rivals.

Keeping aside the features it has that I have already mentioned in my earlier two posts - here and here; I am going to specify my future expectations from WeChat as I am sure for it to achieve it for two reasons - one, because of its capabilities and two, for its commitments towards its customers to deliver beyond expectations. Before that, I would like to mention one important feature that I forgot to mention in earlier two posts (and the reason for that is quite obvious - the app is so feature rich that you are bound to forget a few) - you get 1 GB of cloud space to save your important data of pics, videos and voice messages (or text) on cloud on a click of a button. 

Now the expectations: 

  1. Imagine you are in a restaurant and have forgotten your wallet at home, that you get to know after having your food. 
  2. The app should have a virtual wallet so that you can just pay through it. 
  3. It must have an NFC app to perform various tasks related to RFID reader. 
  4. Suppose you are at home and your friend, who is in an emergency, needs some amount immediately. So, you, without going to your laptop or bank app, just are able to transfer the desired amount instantly.
  5. You have reached at airport to catch your flight and by mistake you forgot to pick your physical ticket. The app must be able to produce it.
  6. Similarly if you have forgotten your proof of identity at home, the app must be able to fulfill the requirement.
  7. The app must keep your medical records, important communication, documents, consolidated banking details of multiple accounts, investments, stocks, properties, etc. not only the transactions but also the related documents.


Friday, June 6, 2014

Product Review: Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 8 T331: A Superb Value for Money in Reality

A Quad Core processor is always a better option if you are using your mobile for more than talking. Obviously when you are buying a smartphone you would definitely have a number of apps and features in mind that you would keep running on your mobile. All applications are not written keeping utilization of multiple cores of a processor. So if the applications that you are using use only a single core of a processor, it would not be a drastic enhancement for you.

On the other hand, most of the latest apps are developed keeping mid range to high end smartphones in mind - which means - dual core to quad core. Hence multitasking and multi core definitely is the demand of time.

For 24k you are getting a 1.2 GHz quad core processor along with latest Android kitkat operating system. Some features though are overhyped and are there just for the sake of increasing the tally of features for the phone but overall Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 - 8" T3331 is a good value for money in terms of performance, appearance and features. 1.5 GHz of RAM, Android 4.2.2 kitkat OS, etc is all good. The low side is its below par 3 megapixel of rear camera whereas its peers from other brands are reaching to 12 megapixels of cameras these days. The front camera also fine - being 1.3 megapixels. Screen size is 8". Battery life is excellent - 10 hours.

Overall not more than 3.5 on a scale of 5. The product is ready to launch and would be released on 12th June 2014. Pre-release orders are available online.