Mobile Apps

Easy Ways to Cut Costs for Your Application Development and Maintenance!

In today’s time Application development and maintenance has greatly impacted the business development, with it being used for varying purposes such as creating client base, easy reach to customers, staying in touch with buyers, etc. Meanwhile, the cost to develop and maintain a small app differs from few thousand to even millions. There have been apps that gained instant popularity such as Amazon, Myntra, Freecharge, Paytm, etc, however what can’t be denied is that fact that there have also been myriad apps that went unnoticed. There is an absence of ultimate dictionary and guide that can be used to make your app successful, still there are a few methods and factors that can be practiced in order to make the most out of your app.

To start with, cost cutting the development and maintenance charges is the most essential things that needs to be worked upon. Lest your app becomes a hit then you will certainly save surplus bucks, however if it fails that at least you won’t have to suffer from putting in high inputs.

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News, Reviews

Blackberry Priv Preview: Here You Finally Get the Android Phone From Blackberry!

Well, this comes around as certainly a big news for the Blackberry lovers as the brand is all set to release its first smartphone that runs Google’s Android software, instead of Blackberry OS, that seems to not enjoy the same attention as it did previously. In the age where iPhone and Android are enjoying huge prominence, Blackberry has indeed took a major step by coming up with Blackberry Priv with Android software. This is indeed an attempt made by Blackberry to regain its lost sheen, while it continues to focus on privacy, which has been its major feature.

So here we bring to you what Priv has to offer:

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News, Reviews

The Exclusive features of Google’s New Introduction, Android 6.0 Marshmallow!

The new version of Android is out and it’s officially called Android 6.0 Marshmallow. With this Google has chose to focus on the few big features, like Now on Tap and with the same there are other small changes for better battery life and performance. As it comes to the look, Google has chosen not to give it an all new look as the operating system uses the same colorful Material design theme introduced with Android 5.0 Lollipop last year.

Here we bring to you the features of Android 6.0 Marshmallow:

Now On Tap

Google Now is highly accessible now with the newly introduced featured named Now on Tap. This is helpful in pulling up extra information in top of whatever you’re doing, based on what’s on your screen. This button simply works by pressing and holding the home button on your phone. Now On Tap is useful in various ways as it includes shortcuts to apps on your phone, like with the OpenTable app installed, you can use an OpenTable shortcut from the Now on Tap card to book a table.

This is also useful in running a voice search as Google is going to use the context of what’s on the screen to offer you results. For instance, if you’re looking at a restaurant in the Foursquare app and ask Google how far it is from you, then it will show the results of the restaurant on your screen, giving you the right travel times. This wonderfully works when you play music on your phone as you can ask for details about the artist or band.

In all, Google Now on Tap offers quick answers helping you figure out the next step. This well-designed feature is helpful when in need and then it disappears so you can perform the action you were doing earlier.

Android Pay

This is Google’s new mobile payments system that also works on OS other than Android 6.0. This will help you in making purchases at participating stores using your phone’s NFC chip. Just as you do with Apple Pay, here as well you can hold your phone to the credit card terminal and follow the onscreen prompts to pay. Samsung Pay enables you to pay at different kinds of credit card machine. This way you can make purchases on your phone, like paying for an in-app purchase. Google Wallet, Google’s original mobile payment app is changing to handle only peer-to-peer payments that can be made between friends, family and others. It successfully works with 700,000 stores.

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Source: CNET

Power

Google’s Nexus device is supporting the new USB Type-C standard of charging cable. This way it can be charged or can also charge other devices, while the shape is same on both the sides, thus no need to struggle with which side is “up.” Android 6.0 Marshmallow also consists of Doze, which is an automatic energy-saving feature that uses less power than the current standby mode.

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Source: CNET

App permissions

Earlier on, installing an app meant you agreeing to let it use whatever parts of your phone it asked to use. However, now apps will seek permission to access to parts of your phone or Google account when needed, and you can approve those requests or not. Like, a messaging app will certainly not ask for permission to use your camera until you try to take and send a photo. This lends additional security to Android, giving you more control over how apps can use your phone’s resources.

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Source: CNET

Fingerprint support

Yes, Google has now included support for a fingerprint reader, allowing the the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P to use a fingerprint scanner to unlock your phone as well as apps. At the same time you can use your fingerprint to authorize payments.

Redesigned app drawer

This app drawer is the menu where all the apps installed on your phone or tablet live, get a new layout in Marshmallow. You will find a search bar at the top, where you can quickly find an app. Below are the apps Google thinks you want to use right now, based on time of day or your typical app-opening habits.

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Source: CNET

Landscape home screen

Now you can rotate your home screen to landscape mode. This feature is present in Google Now settings and might not be available on all phones.

Stay tuned to have more updates regarding Android 6.0 Marshmallow.

News

Apple and Google continue their rein; secure top slot!

The big cat is out of the bag and here is some favorable news for the Apple and Google lovers as both the brands have topped Interbrand’s annual ranking of the world’s most valuable brands. Interbrand’s 2015 edition of the best Global Brands reports the supremacy of technology industry with more than half of the top ten slots represented by companies operating in the space.

Reports coming from the sources state that Apple’s brand is valued at $170 billion by the consultancy whereas Google’s is estimated at $120 billion. With these figures coming out, it’s clear that it represents respective increase of 43 and 12 percent. Sources say that the valuation is calculated based on a company’s financial performance, a brand’s ability to have influence over the purchases made by the customers and the level to which it can support premium pricing.

Meanwhile, Microsoft has secured fourth slot, replacing IBM, while Samsung hold the same position at seventh, with Amazon noticing an upgrade by being at the tenth place as compared to last year’s fifteenth. News is that Interbrand has classified IBM as a business brand and Amazon as retail. Among others Coca-Cola, Toyota, General Electric, and McDonald’s, also secured places in the top ten. Lenovo has just joined in the list, securing the 100th position while PayPal made its debut at 97th place. Nokia and Nintendo have failed to secure a place in the rankings.

Reviews

OS X El Capitan Review: It Will be a Good Change For Yosemite Lovers

Apple’s latest Mac operating system, OS X EI Capitan is going to be available today to the general public and it’s believed that the shipped version is somewhat identical to the Gold Master build that early adopters are already using. However, there are still some wonderful changes as compared to the EI Capitan that will be certainly welcomed.

Pros:

  • Faster performance
  • Split-screen multi-tasking
  • Transit directions in Maps
  • Safari gets pinned tabs and tabs can be muted easily
  • Useful tweaks to other built-in apps, like Mail and Notes

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News

Google is All Set to Release its New Nexus Devices!

It was just recently that Apple announced its latest smartphones, the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, and now the techno geeks are looking forward to another big event, that’s the launch of Google’s Nexus handsets in San Francisco. At the same time there is news that Google also plans to deliver a couple of new Chromecast products, including one that’s all about audio. There is also some surprise over Android Wear and it seems like it’s expected to be launched soon, along with Motorola’s second-generation 360 and the Huawei Watch.

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News

Digital India: Everything you need to know about upcoming change in IT Sector!

Digital India is an initiative of the Government of India projected at Rs. 1,13,000 crores led by Hon’ble Shri Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India, who has laid emphasis on National e-governance plan. With Digital India he aims to integrate the government departments and the people of India by ensuring that the government services are made available to citizens electronically by reducing paperwork.

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iOS

Simple Ways to Free up the Space on Your iPhone Device!

Is your iPhone storage already full and you’re looking for ways to free up the space? Then you’ve reached at the right place.

Well, today it is the time of advanced applications, with high-end cameras producing detailed photos and quality video, thus it is very easy for your iPhone to fill up storage quite quickly. Even users with 64GB storage models often find that their iPhone space gets filled up too fast, thus you can always look at the easiest ways to free up space on your iPhone.

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iOS, News

iOS 9: Here is the quick review to go through!

iOS 9 is out there in the market and everyone is pretty excited about this newly updated version from the Apple Inc. so here we have come up with a quick review regarding how iOS is distinctive from its counterparts and why it’s a must-have for your Apple device. It was only a few months back that iOS 9 was brought in the market and this one has won million hearts already. It’s little quicker and works a little more efficiently than the predecessors and this is certainly its most valuable feature.

Pros:

  • Many of small, thoughtful design changes
  • Siri is more proactive
  • Spotlight search is deeper
  • Back button
  • Newly added multitasking features for the iPad

Cons:

  • Transit directions in Maps are flawed
  • Apple News doesn’t seem to work perfectly
  • No low-power mode for iPods, iPads

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iOS, News

Apple Inc Involved in Massive Cleanup of its App Store!

This certainly came as a big blow for Apple as well as Apple aficionados when it came into attention that iPhone and iPad apps are hit by malicious programs. It’s best known that Apple has enjoyed the status of being the most secure and error free till now, however, looking at the recent case of malware injected malicious programs passing the Apple review process has shocked the company. As per the cyber security firms, before this only 5 cases of malicious apps were ever found in the App store.

Ever since the whole of this mess begin, Apple Inc APPL.0, which is a secure and popular software outlet, has been making constant efforts to identify and remove the infected iPhone and iPad programs. It was only recently that the news was divulged by the company that they have identified a malicious malware called as XcodeGhost embedded in the hundred of the authorized apps and they are now involved in the process of clearing it up. Hearsay is that the hackers succeeded in embedding these codes by convincing the developers of legitimate software with the use if a counterfeit version of Apple software for the iOS and Mac Apps creation, and as per Apple, this version is known as Xcode.

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