Skip to main content

Posts

Showing posts from 2013

End of Windows XP: 34K bank branches to be hit

NEW DELHI: Over 34,000 branches of Indian public sector banks would become vulnerable as the popular Windows XP operating system would no longer be supported by Microsoft in about 150 days, shows a study conducted by the software giant.

The study on the Indian banking sector, conducted by Ascentius Consulting on behalf of Microsoft, said penetration of Windows XP in the sector is as high 70 per cent.

"Some 34,115 Indian PSU bank branches are at risk, thanks to their reliance on Windows XP. Windows XP will no longer be supported by Microsoft, beginning April 8, 2014, but the study shows that the penetration of Windows XP in the banking sector is still high at 40-70 per cent," Microsoft said in a release.

Amongst the greatest risks facing banks that maintain their Windows XP installations, despite the end of support, are their ability to respond to customers and manage waiting times, it added.

"The fiscal impact of this could be as much as a loss of business opportunity wort…

iPhone 6 Release Date.When will the iPhone 6 come out?

The 2013 iPhone launch and release date has already been and gone and there was no sign of the iPhone 6. So we're back to the start, and as such, are starting a fresh with the iPhone 6 release date, specs and new feature rumours. See also: iPhone 5C vs iPhone 5 comparison review. For the last iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c rumour round-up (see page 2) we correctly reported on - and predicted - the addition of the colourful iPhone 5c, the fact that the iPhone 5s would come with a fingerprint scanner, dual flash (true tone), improved battery, we even brought you leaked images of the iPhone 5c new cases long before Apple wanted you to see them. What we're trying to say here – other than blatantly boasting – is that our release date and rumour round-up articles tend to get a lot of things right. Take a look at: The best phone you can buy in 2013? iPhone 6 release date 2014 History repeats itself people, so guess what? That's exactly where we are going to look for a first clue as the…

TrueCaller hacked, 1 million Indians’ data at risk

Global phone directory app TrueCaller has been hacked by hacktivist groupSyrian Electronic Army (SEA). The hacking group announced this in a post on Twitter, along with an image that showed details of some users of the app.

Syrian Electronic Army broke the news via a tweet saying, "Sorry @TrueCaller, we needed your database, thank you for it." The hackers openly released TrueCaller's database host ID, username and password via another tweet.

TrueCaller app is available on Android, iOS, Windows Phone, BlackBerry and Symbianplatforms. The app's databases have access codes to Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Gmail accounts of millions of users globally. Reports say that TrueCaller website went down for a while but is now back online. In June this year, TrueCaller announced that its user base has touched the 20-million mark, representing growth of 100% in a period of five months. It said that it has 1 million users in India in March.

The Syrian hacking collective revealed th…

How to Delay or schedule sending e-mail messages

Have you ever sent a message in Microsoft Outlook and immediately regret for the delivery? Or maybe you don’t want to send your message immediately when you finish composing your email. Outlook has a built-in feature that allows you delay single message delivery at a time or some messages every time. You can do them respectively by the following steps:

Delay single message sending

1. Launch Outlook 2013 or 2010. Create your new e-mail and compose it. 2. When you finish composing the email message. In the message editing window, click Options > Delay Delivery.
3. When a Properties dialog popping up, under Delivery options, check the Do not deliver before box and choose your final delivery date and time from the two drop-down lists. Then click on Close button to save the change and close the dialog.

4. Now, click on Send button. You will see the message keep staying in your Outbox folder until it meets the delivery property and send automatically.

______________________________________…

‘Smartphones apps help you save 22 days per year‘

Smartphone apps help users save 88 minutes of their time in a day or 22 days a year, a new study has found.

The study by market research firm Harris Interactive, based on the responses of 2,120 adults, found that 97 per cent of smartphone owners use at least one app on their device.

On average, those smartphone users estimate app usage amounts to 88 minutes of time saved a day or 22 days of free time a year.

Email apps were the most frequently used apps, followed by text and social networking apps. Additionally, smartphone users said they used apps for games, Web browsing, weather, maps or Global Positioning System (GPS) and calendar functions, 'BusinessNewsDaily' reported.

Though email apps were the most frequently used, people saved more time using text applications than any other type of app. Text apps saved users an average of 53 minutes a day, compared with 35 minutes a day for email apps.

Twenty per cent of workers who use email apps said they were extremely productive …

World‘s first smartphone for the blind, made in India

The world's first smartphone for blind people is here. Soon, they will be able to read SMSes and emails on this phone, which converts all text into Braille patterns.

"We have created the world's first Braille smartphone," says its innovator, Sumit Dagar, whose company is being incubated at the Centre for Innovation Incubation and Entrepreneurship, located in IIM Ahmedabad campus. "This product is based on an innovative 'touch screen' which is capable of elevating and depressing the contents it receives to transform them into 'touchable' patterns," he says.
Dagar, who is a post-graduate from the National Institute of Design (NID), says he was motivated to develop the device when he realised that so far, technology was only serving the mainstream and ignoring the marginalised. He is collaborating with IIT Delhi on making the prototype, which is currently being tested at L V Prasad Eye Institute in Hyderabad.
"The response during the test …

Security flaw affecting 120,000 free Android apps revealed

By Tech Gig
A flaw in commonly used applications on Android smartphones such as texting, messaging or microblogging could spread private information or allow forged fraudulent messages to be posted, a recent study has revealed.

University of California graduate student Dennis (Liang) Xu has identified security flaws in about 1,20,000 free apps in Android smartphones, which has about a half-billion users worldwide.

The flaws start to appear just when the victim downloads a piece of malicious code onto their phone which could be hidden in a useful app, or attached to a 'phishing' e-mail or web link, that could harm the vulnerable programmes by invading them. Xu said that the vulnerability results from the developer's error of leaving private codes public.

Xu has found that it is possible for an attacker to access and read personal information, including even 'private' messages from one of the popular text-messaging app, Handcent SMS that allows users to place som…

7 Wi-Fi Tweaks to Increase Your Speed

Chances are if you have a wireless internet connection at your home, you have had some trouble with the speed of the connection at least once before. That being said, a slow wireless connection can be frustrating to deal with. You are probably paying good money to your internet service provider, so slow speed is something you should not have to deal with, right? Well, the truth is wireless speed can be affected by a number of things. Luckily there are some Wi-Fi tweaks you can try that should help boost your speed and get you rolling in no time.

1. Reposition Your Router

The position of your wireless router plays a major role in the speed and strength of your wireless connection. If you are having trouble, you should try to reposition your router in a centrally located area, where the signal can equally reach each wireless device in your house. If your router is near an outside wall, try to move it closer to the middle of your house. Routers that are placed near outside walls can sen…

How to remote log out from Gmail, Facebook

If you headed home from office, without logging out of Facebook or Gmail, you can do so from anywhere using the 'remote log out' feature. 


In Facebook, click on the tiny gear sign on the top right of the page, go to 'account settings' and then to 'security' on the left pane. Under 'security settings', click on 'active sessions'. 

No one else might be using your account, but you would not have logged out of Facebook, leaving the session active. Anyone can gain access to your account in such circumstances. To remote log out, click on 'end activity'. 

In Gmail, at the bottom right side of the page, you will see details of your latest email access. If someone else is simultaneously using your account, you will see a notification there. 

Click on the 'Details' link below it. A new window opens, with a notification on whether the account is simultaneously open elsewhere. Like in the case of FB, you might not have logged out of the account,…

Nokia launches Lumia 720 at Rs 18,999

Nokia India has launched the much-awaited Lumia 720 Windows Phone 8 smartphone in the country. The phone has been launched at Rs 18,999 and will be available with retailers from April 16. The device was unveiled globally at Mobile World Congress in February 2013 and showcased in India the following month.
The latest Nokia smartphone in India, Lumia 720 features a 4.3-inch LCD touchscreen with ClearBlack Display technology. This display is extremely touch-sensitive and can be operated even when users are wearing gloves. This smartphone is powered by a 1GHz dual-core CPU, coupled with 512MB RAM. It has 8GB internal memory, 7GB free SkyDrive storage and microSD support up to 64GB.
The all-new Lumia 720 has a 6.7MP Carl Zeiss camera with LED flash on the back, and a 1.3MP unit in the front. Connectivity features in the device include 2G, 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0, microUSB 2.0 and NFC. Powered by a 2,000mAh battery, this smartphone boasts of wireless charging and unibody design.
Lumia 720 …

Send SMS to charge your cellphone

Send SMS to charge your cellphone By Times Of India

Out of battery? Just send a text! People living off-grid can now power their phones simply by sending a text message.
A London-based company Buffalo Grid has introduced a solar-powered cellphone charging station that is activated by text message.
A patchy or absent power grid poses a conundrum of problems for rural areas in the developing world, particularly in Africa and Asia, where the use of cellphones is rapidly rising.
The company's basic technology, which was recently trialled in Uganda, should help tackle this issue, 'NewScientist' reported.
The battery extracts power from the solar panel using a technique called maximum power point tracking (MPPT). A 60-watt solar panel charges a battery.
A solar panel's power output is dictated by environmental conditions, such as temperature and the amount of sunlight, as well as the resistance of the circuits connected to it.
MPPT monitors the conditions and changes the re…

Impact of Mobile and Tablet Gifting

While we’re seeing a huge increase in the use of mobile devices for researching purchases and measuring subsequent increases in shopping purchases via mobile and tablet device, many of those purchases aren’t for the owner of the device. Mobile gifting is a growing category – taken advantage of by everyone from Amazon and Facebook.

During the holiday season, thousands of mobile devices were sold and gifted, and the immediate activation and use of these new devices created an impact on the mobile market. This special report examines the effect of new device adoption on the Millennial Media platform during the holiday week in December 2012.
           http://www.etechserve.in/search/label/Tablets



Tips to boost Battery backup of your mobile

Tips to boost Battery backup of your mobile



While using mobile phones for our day to day activities we rarely think about its battery consumption. This often leads to a situation where there will be no charge left on the phone when we need it the most. It is quite difficult to carry a charger every where we go and charge the phone frequently. So there arises a need for increasing the battery backup between charges. Here is look at some tips which will help you to increase the battery backup of your mobile.


Step 1: First and the most important tip will be to turn the phone off when there is no need of its service. You can do this while you are at work and don’t want calls to hinder your productivity. Turn the phone only when you really need it. 

Step 2: Stop searching for signals. When you are in an area where there is weak or no signal the phone continuously look for a better connection. A lot of battery is drained in the process. Use a cell phone repeater in areas where there is weak …