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Foxconn is Coming to “Make in India”

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Make in India is an initiative from Government of India to encourage companies all over the world to set up their manufacturing units in India. This Initiative was launched in September 2014. Many companies has shown keen interest in this initiative and among them is Foxconn Technology. It is the world largest electronics contract manufacturer, It also produces iPhone and iPad for Apple Inc. Terry Gou, Chairman of Foxconn, in an interview had said that the company plans to set up 10 to 12 units in India by 2020 which includes factories and data-centers. Currently Foxconn has most of its…

Android Auto: an introduction

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With the adoption of new technologies, in car infotainment systems have become much more sophisticated with several multimedia options being added to the dashboard. For users well versed with the various control options provided in the infotainment system, navigating through the various options wouldn’t be a big problem. But for users who are used to swiping their way through Android smart phones, working with in car infotainment dashboard controls becomes cumbersome. Google has come out with an app called Android Auto which when connected with the infotainment system through the Android smart phone actually turns the infotainment system in to…

Google Fit: An Essential Information

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In June 2014, Ellie Powers, who is the product manager of Google Play, announced Google Fit which happens to be a brand new fitness platform. It meant for device developers and digital health apps. The main aim of Google Fit is to help individuals pursue their fitness goals in a much better way. Google Fit was announced by Google only several weeks after the Health-Kit platform was announced by Apple. Apart from potentially integrating with activity trackers, Apple’s Health application also connected several medical devices such as medication adherence apps and glucometers. On the contrary, Google Fit focuses directly on…

Available Now: Android Studio 1.3 preview

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Google I/O is usually meant for the developer who build apps for various Android devices. There might be new product announcements, but usually the keynote is more aligned to developers. Google now announced the preview of Android Studio 1.3. What excites the developer is the inclusion of most wanted features, mainly support for C/C++ language. You might aware that Java is the main programming language of Android with some support via NDK (Native Development Kit). Using Java is actually an overhead Android imposes onto itself. So game developers & even some app developers too prefer using C/C++ via NDK as…

Google Dart – Programming language from Google for Developing Android Apps

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There is a group of people inside of Google who are experimenting with something new. What is this something new? They are trying to write Android apps in a whole new with a web programming language that is open-sourced. This special programming language is something that was developed by Google and it is called Google Dart. Google Dart was unveiled officially back in October of 2011 at a GOTO conference that was held in Aarthus, Denmark. Android apps are something that is usually written with Java. However, this time, Google Dart is being used to achieve this without the help…

Twitter Introduces Highlights

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In this day and age of being on the go, and in a hurry; Twitter has launched a new feature to it’s repertoire. It’s called Twitter Highlights. As of right now this new feature is available on Android smartphones. The Highlights feature will allow tweeters to get a summary of hot topics that are relevant to them. The way it works is Twitter will compile relevant tweets using your information from anything as your accounts and conversations with people you know. It will also pay close attention to topics and events trending in a person’s local areas. Also this feature…

HTC announces India-specific Android phones

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HTC has been thriving off their high-end android smartphones in the recent years, which it markets under the brand name of HTC One series. The third iteration in the HTC One series, the HTC One M9 while being fairly expensive, showcases the technical might of the company. However, there is also the Desire series from HTC, which features low-end smartphones ranging in the mid-level price range. HTC has been producing the Desire series phones since 2013 at a steady rate but lately, the numbers have gone down in this range. However, things are soon going to change in this area…

Freshdesk: Save the hacker

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Ever felt that your skills are not utilized by your current company? Want to a head start of your career? Do not want to be an average employee? Freshdesk wants to save the hacker in you. With lot of funds flowing in and start-ups realized the requirement of having technically strong talent to survive in the market. People once enjoyed coding. Wonderful apps came up. Everything from Facebook to WhatsApp happened. Then came politics. incompetent project managers made writing awesome code is not skill or even a requirement. All they care about meeting deadlines, then fix bugs for extra money.…

Microsoft Surface 3

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Microsoft has introduced new Surface 3 tablet featuring Intel’s latest low power consuming Atom X7 1.6GHz quad-core processor. The new tablet gives nice competition to its expensive sibling Surface 3 Pro & Apple’s iPad. Surface 3 has all the features its Pro version has except it aimed at casual users who need a convertable for basic computing like email/internet access, use Photoshop essentials or play songs with iTunes. This new tablet is awesome for its price & even for its performance. Surface 3 is completely fanless which currently runs full fledged Windows 8.1 and ready for Windows 10. It features…

StoryCorps: Everybody got a story to tell

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StoryCorps, began when David Isay, a radio producer in New York, opened a booth in which people could listen to the stories of others. Isay, has the unique understanding that each person has an individual story or personal experience that has impacted them and influenced who they are today. This understanding as well as the conviction that that human beings need to hear each other’s tragedies, comedies, romances and horrors led Isay to establish Sound Portraits Productions in 2003. From there, the non-profit organization of StoryCorps was birthed. StoryCorps is now the largest oral history archive in the world. It…