How Apple should’ve eliminated the Audio Jack!

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It created a lot of chaos and trolls when Apple removed the Audio Jack. It is hard to get rid of a port which has been a standard for over a century. And yes, it took courage. But this is what big companies are supposed to do : pioneer new trends in the industry!

This is what Apple was always known for. For being unapologetic about their decisions against all critics. Be it the elimination of the physical keyboard on phones, optical disk drives, flash support etc. Time and time they were proven right, and the Apple standard became the industry standard. And this was because they did it RIGHT, Steve Jobs did it right! But I am afraid this time Apple didn’t quite play the right symphony on it’s magic pipe.

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If you’re an Indian, Apple Music is the Streaming service to go for

I am a music lover. I mean, Who isn’t? I am one of those who likes to have a song for every moment in my life. I like to give every type of music a moment in my life. And that’s why I want every song ever recorded on my fingerprints. Born & brought up in West of India, parents from East of india, and now living in South, I am living through a phase of great cultural mix. Add to these the Internet, and I have a full course of  culture.  And Apple Music serves it in the best manner. How?

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In India, we don’t have Spotify or Pandora or Google Play Music. And our in-house streaming services like Gaana or Saavn, don’t really complete the job of delivering the foreign songs & playlists like Spotify does. I used Spotify via VPN for 2 weeks and I fell in love with it. Also, none of them has a desktop application which means I can’t save songs offline on my laptop and play to my stereo. And the music player in general,SUCKs.

Apple Music is available with none of those flaws & at just INR 120/month (about USD 2.00). It has the foreign collection. But it really sucks at delivering Indian Music. It misses songs from biggest music label T-Series among others. So why Apple Music? Continue reading “If you’re an Indian, Apple Music is the Streaming service to go for”

Battle of IMs – BBM vs WhatsApp vs hike vs FB Messenger

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The table clearly shows that BBM is different in terms of Security. It starts with the unique email-password combination and then gives a unique pin like a unique user ID. Except the PIN is unique to the device too. But the question here is: Do you need this?

If you are constantly bugged by people having your numbers, then you can switch to BBM which allows only those people to send you a message, whose request you’ve accepted. But then, this people can bug you by other means too. Most people like to publicly declare their BBM Pin. Well, in that case you will be bugged by people’s requests, anyways. It’s better on WhatsApp or hike, where you can block this contacts without them knowing about it.

BBM can help you when you want to IM with a person but don’t wanna give your number. We all have various friends whom you just IM and not talk. But, for most of such instances, I am happy to give my number otherwise you always have Facebook or also Google Hangouts, if you want.

hike is the only one to offer a unified SMS/IM coversation thread. Other IMs offer a SMS support but in hike, the conversation threads are merged into one. If you live in India, this threads also combine the free SMS that you can send via hike over the Internet.

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Is the new iPhone 5S features a Deal Maker?

Whether you should upgrade to iPhone 5S from iPhone 5 or iPhone 4S? Should you ditch your Android/Windows Phone to buy it? Should you upgrade from cheaper Android phones to iPhone 5S? Let’s check it out!

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In case you are still unaware, it’s a fingerprint scanner embedded right beneath the home button. Inspite of typing the passcode and swiping, repeatedly throughout the day, you can simply put your finger on the home button and it’s unlocked. You can calibrate it for multiple fingerprints though and use it to buy stuff from iTunes Store.

You can hack it with a copy of the person’s fingerprint. But that’s not a problem because it’s not designed to provide you top class vault-like security. It is designed to make things convenient and it does it’s job pretty well.

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Why iPhone 5S has the most outdated Hardware Design?

Apple had a much more improved guts in 5S. The Software design changed but the Hardware design remains the same. They introduced Fingerprint Scanner and flattened out the Home button but it still is outdated. Check out why?

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Apple has retained a similar form factor since iPhone 4 but got a lot thinner, lighter and longer. It beefed up to 4-inch display but it has the same Box Shaped structure. Now, the problem with Box Shape is that it’s very contrary to the shape of our hands. HTC brought this to light with HTC One. It has a nice-curved back (imitating our palm) and inclined edges (like our fingers) which made this 5-inch phone almost organically fit our hands.

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What Rooting does to your Smartfone? (in simple terms)

Fact: We have been using Rooted Devices all along. Windows, Macs, etc. are all rooted operating systems. And if some day, Microsoft/Apple decide to unroot their OS, we will be doomed! But, sadly our “Pocket PCs” (smartfones are not rooted) !

What is Rooting (in Layman’s Terms)?

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When you buy an android, you buy a stack of resources. Now, Google creates tools or APIs which the apps use. For example, Google creates a tool to allow widgets in the lock screen and developers create apps to take advantage of that. Apps need APIs to do their job.

Android is based on Linux. So developers can rather create APIs required by their apps so as to get the job done instead of waiting for Google to create them. But when you root the device, the apps do not have to rely on the set of tools. They can directly access the resources according to needs. So, now, now you can have widgets even in the Notifications Bar.

Now, people often restrain from rooting coz it voids warranty. Now the question lies is how risky is to take the leap of faith and root?

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Twitter v/s Facebook, Ending it Once for All!

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Ever since twitter came to existence there have been thousands of comments on which one is better. While millions sided with facebook because it was easy-to-understand & use, many sided with twitter saying it as more useful. I have been among the lot of people who have made an account on twitter but didn’t used it because a page filled with just texts was repelling! Twitter has been seen as the formal one.

I visited many websites to get the answer. But the right source was the people who made it. Continue reading “Twitter v/s Facebook, Ending it Once for All!”