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  • Common means by which internet users trick digital companies - Internet is like the open market for all. Everyone can access basic data and content, such as social network, shopping, email or streaming services. Most of these can be accessed for free, while the few ones that are charged are more than reasonable. There are those that require you to...
  • 3 important updates to know from the Software world - Software is really the thing that powers everything we use today. While our smartphones, wearables, tablets or consoles may look sexy and sophisticated, they function to the levels we expect due to great software development. Even traditional hardware appliances like refrigerators or ovens are becoming ‘smart’ today, with the added...
  • These are the 4 best apps of 2018 for both iOS and Android - Oh, what would we do without Apps! There are so many of them in our phones! We have one for checking out news, one for playing games, one for chatting, one for streaming videos, and what not. And there are many more coming out on a daily basis. Developing an...
  • 4 exciting news and trends to look forward to in the smartphone world - Smartphones are all the hype. We use them every day. We check our mails, chat on WhatsApp, post our daily tweets, pretend to be professional photographers on Instagram, and a dozen things more! In short, our lives don’t exist if not for smartphones. With things moving so fast, we want...
  • IBM, Ericson, Nokia and the history of the smartphone - The smartphone has been quite an invention. A quick walk on the street or a travel in your local metro, and you see hundreds of smartphones floating around you. Eyes would be glued to such phones and fingers moving furiously. It is quite a sight! When IBM came up with...

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Common means by which internet users trick digital companies

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Internet is like the open market for all. Everyone can access basic data and content, such as social network, shopping, email or streaming services. Most of these can be accessed for free, while the few ones that are charged are more than reasonable.

There are those that require you to pay, of course. Think of the Freemium business model that is being successfully implemented by tech giants like LinkedIn, Dropbox and Spotify. You start using the service for free, and then once you get hooked to the applications you eventually end up paying a monthly or annual subscription fee. If you want to continue.

When it comes to certain things however, there are ways of gaming online platforms and providers. Many of these aren’t strictly legal in some countries, yet are being practiced by internet users worldwide. These include piracy, streaming, circulating product keys and so on.

Streaming is the most popular choice among these. Many of us don’t see the point in going to the cinemas to watch each movie that is released. With many websites like 123movies where users upload streaming versions that can be accessed for free, you can sit at home and watch movies. People do that even for sports games, for which telecom companies charge atrocious fees to subscribe.

 Another common tactic used by internet users is circulating product keys. Normally, when you purchase any software, whether it is for storage, files or anything else, you need a product key sometimes to activate it. The most common example would be the Microsoft Office suite for your desktop.

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Such keys are generated mostly by product key generators, or Keygens as they are commonly known as. The thing to note with these is that while they work with your software, they aren’t YOUR key. This means that you get a short fix to have a working version of a software for free. The moment, however, that you experience a problem, you are going to be in a tough spot.

Say that a bug or virus entered your system and you lost a lot of important files stored in your MS Office folder. You now cannot contact the Office customer care to recover your files since the product key you used wasn’t assigned to your Office account. You have to let those files go.

So, while you get some respite in obtaining a paid software for free, understand that there are ramifications. Be it the above example with your Office account, or getting caught by authorities doing piracy, there are few actions you can take to explain your position.

3 important updates to know from the Software world

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Software is really the thing that powers everything we use today. While our smartphones, wearables, tablets or consoles may look sexy and sophisticated, they function to the levels we expect due to great software development. Even traditional hardware appliances like refrigerators or ovens are becoming ‘smart’ today, with the added boost of software.

Software is not a static entity. It constantly evolves and upgrades. Performance levels can always be improved. There are hundreds of millions of software developers in the world focusing on different sub-domains and sub-categories.

With so much talent and time devoted to this area, it is quite natural to have dozens of news and developments stemming from all corners of the globe on a daily basis. We want to condense the important developments into one blog post and ignore all the noise and clutter. In this post, we describe the latest in software as a whole from 2018.

Edge computing to power IoTs

None of us are strangers to IoT. The wearable and sensor phenomena is taking over all sorts of industries such as homes, health, electric appliances, utilities and so on. With IoT devices processing millions of zeta bytes of data, there is a heavy reliance on connection speeds. As a result, Edge Computing has gotten popular and is being deployed increasingly. IT would enable IoT devices to process faster.

Google Fuchsia to come out

Google never rests. The Fuchsia is intended to be an experimental OS from Google, a hybrid of Android and Chrome OS. While the original release date was supposed to be November 2017, there have been delays due to the experimental and unpredictable nature of the OS. We have a lot of info on Fuchsis out, but have to wait till 2019 for the final product.

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Uber tightens its background checks

Uber can now get real-time background checks on their drivers. The company, which relies heavily on its drivers, always had an issue with real-time tracking of a driver’s criminal offences, for example. Recently however, Uber has engaged companies such as Checkr and Appriss to conduct real-time checks so as to boost their safety measures and reduce rider concerns. Let’s keep an eye on this one.

The cool thing about Software is that one piece of development sets in motion a chain of events. For example, Uber’s move could lead to Lyft doing the same. Or Google may elicit a response from Microsoft or Apple. We can’t wait for some reactionary news!

These are the 4 best apps of 2018 for both iOS and Android

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Oh, what would we do without Apps! There are so many of them in our phones! We have one for checking out news, one for playing games, one for chatting, one for streaming videos, and what not. And there are many more coming out on a daily basis.

Developing an App is not really rocket science, to be honest. It is quite basic programming and most tools are already available within iOS and Android libraries. Both of them are really good ecosystems for developers. Marketing Apps is the difficult part, but once you go past the breakeven point, you are primed for growth.

It is quite exciting to be an app reviewer. With so many being released that focus on numerous aspects, app reviewers have quite a busy schedule. As a major App reviewer in the United States, we bring to you in this post some of the most exciting news from this year.

Web MD for Apple Watch

Web MD has always been one of the top medical data applications for quite some time. Recently, they released a version for the Apple Watch. We have got to say, it looks quite impressive. In terms of functionality, it helps you plan your dosage quantities and timing. The notifications are aesthetic, and the app even lets you know if there are any pre-requisites to a medicine.

Driving Detective

While it is a bit ridiculous that we need an App for everything that we do, this one is perhaps required. Driving Detective is an Android App that basically senses when you are driving and automatically puts your phone on a ‘Do not disturb’ mode. That way, you are not distracted when you drive.

Adobe Spark Post

Adobe is one of the best when it comes to graphics. They have always been makers of the best products such as Photoshop and Dreamweaver. So it makes sense that an Adobe product is a must-have product when it comes to image editing. The Spark Post allows adding graphics and text to an image so as to spice it up, and top it with some kick ass design filters!

Dots & Co

This one is actually a personal pick. Dots & Co is a gaming app for Android phones. It is an extension of the popular game Two Dots. The game features more levels, abilities and challenges. This one’s definitely a game for people of all ages!

In addition to our article on smartphone news and trends, this should keep you well posted on anything and everything you need to know about your mobile world.

4 exciting news and trends to look forward to in the smartphone world

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Smartphones are all the hype. We use them every day. We check our mails, chat on WhatsApp, post our daily tweets, pretend to be professional photographers on Instagram, and a dozen things more! In short, our lives don’t exist if not for smartphones.

With things moving so fast, we want to ensure that are up to date on the latest smartphone trends. We have about a thousand companies globally manufacturing smartphones. This means that the innovation possibilities, on the hardware and software sides, are endless.

We also recently had the Mobile World Congress (MWC), the largest platform for smartphone players, in Shanghai. There were some interesting unveilings and conferences that we witnessed. Let us look at some recent news.

Low-end phones are all the hype

When they came out, good smartphones were priced high and unaffordable to the common man. With Android’s rise, there were a stream of manufacturers such as HTC, LG and Samsung who manufacturer quality, inexpensive phones. However, there was always a huge quality gap to the iPhones and the Galaxys of the world. Not anymore! With the release of the Nokia 6, and even Motorola’s Moto G6 to a lesser extent, low-end phones re bridging the quality gap fast.

Augmented Reality improving, bit by bit

Augmented Reality, or AR as it is commonly known, is not yet at the desired levels. However, it is slowly but steadily improving when it comes to smartphones. Interestingly enough, AR is starting to creep into emoji land. With the Samsung Galaxy 9 releasing AR powered emojis at the MWC’18, AR seems to be having a good spell of growth.

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5G is gonna come soon, baby!

Internet speeds have gotten faster and faster in a very short spell of time. We started off 2G, which almost feels pre-historic today. Then we moved on to 3G and 4G. And we have been there for a couple of years. Till the 5G, that is. 5G is already in the market, but the International Data Corporation (IDC) predicts that 5G smartphones are going to take over the market as soon as next year.

Screen size gets even more

Phone manufacturers have been playing around with screen sizes for a long time. It is not just the overall phone size, but also the size of the display screen in the phone. At the MWC’18, one of the most hyped phones, the Vivo Apex, was unveiled. The curious thing about the Vivo Apex was its display screen size, which was basically the entire phone screen. It was quite popularly received.

There are many more, such as Artificial Intelligence and data-powered solutions, that are being experimented in the smartphone world. To stay updated, keep in regular contact with us!

IBM, Ericson, Nokia and the history of the smartphone

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The smartphone has been quite an invention. A quick walk on the street or a travel in your local metro, and you see hundreds of smartphones floating around you. Eyes would be glued to such phones and fingers moving furiously. It is quite a sight!

When IBM came up with the Simon in 1994, no one quite knew what it was. Simon was supposedly the world’s first smartphone. It enabled you to make calls, send messages and emails, and even manage calendars and scheduling. At the time, it was a revelation.

That was a remarkable 13 years before the release of the first ever iPhone, which many still perceive to be the first smartphone! Simon was a moderate success, and was in the market for about six months. While it was perhaps a bit too early for the market, it began a trend that was later on picked up by electronics giants such as Ericson, Nokia and Microsoft.

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Nokia, the largest and most innovative electronics company at the time, came out in a couple of years with the 9000 Communicator. That was the first smartphone that featured the QWERTY keyboard, most commonly associated with Blackberry. The QWERTY would go on to become a user favorite, at least till the commercialization of the touch screen.

Gradually, over the years, manufacturers realized that smartphones were more about the software than the hardware. Symbian, the first popular OS that appeared notably in Ericson and Nokia phones, was one of the best OS’ at the time. For over a decade, it dominated the markets, till the iOS and Android came into prominence.

It is quite surprising that the rise of the smartphone to complete consumer domination happened in a mere 10 years. Till the iPhone came out, smartphones weren’t used in daily lives, just for business purposes. The rapid acceleration of usage is mind blowing to say the least!

Why technology dictates everyone, from individuals to countries

Blog1 - Why technology dictates everyone, from individuals to countries

Technology is something that affects all of us in some or the other measure. It surrounds our daily lives and even dictates our lives. If anything, we have gotten so addicted to technology that even our social interactions today happen through it.

Most of us can’t imagine a life without tech. It would almost be like traveling back to the stone age. Think of your smartphone, for example. Many aspects of our daily life such as work, fitness, sleep etc. tend to revolve around this one gadget. It is absolutely essential in modern life.

And that is exactly what infuriates some. An overutilization of technology, according to them, has destroyed the simplicity that had been present in life. They would argue that it has essentially altered the personality of mankind. Maybe there is an essence of truth behind that thought.

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But as we all know from the famous saying, “whether you like it or not, it is here to stay”. It is really true when it comes to tech. Even matters of significance such as the very existence of corporates and businesses are being dictated by whether or not they adapt to technology. Either you innovate, or you perish.

There is a reason why it is so prevalent and so crucial in life. Not only does it bring about simplicity and value to our lives, it also enables substantial time and cost efficiencies. Such efficiencies are important in a world where everyone faces a lack of time on a daily basis.

Think about it. At this point of time, you wouldn’t even be able to imagine a world without smartphones or laptops or WIFI. A mere disruption of internet connection for just 15 mins could have global economies shaking at their knees. Let us embrace this wonderful thing and yet not let it rule our lives.