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How to Stay Safe from Cyber-criminals in this Digital World

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Water is a vital part of life. The human body is capable of surviving without food for weeks. But without water, even surviving 127 hours is unbearable. We use it to drink, cook, bathe, wash, and what not using water. Well, the purpose of starting the discussion with water was to move your attention to a rather serious issue that is the use of Internet. It might not be wrong to say that we are living in a global setup where the Internet has taken the form of water. Our jobs, social life, personal life, communications or in simple words our whole life revolves around it in one way or the other. The Internet has definitely brought a positive change in our lives but it has also given birth to a lot of serious issues. Some of which include data theft, misuse of personal information, identity theft and much more. Thanks to the internet, our lives are like an open book anyone can read.

We can’t obviously stop using the Internet as it has become an essential part of our lives but we can definitely take a few measures to make sure our private information remains private. So, if you use the internet too often then make it your habit to follow the tips given below as it is your privacy and safety at stake.

Do Not Reuse Passwords

Do not, I repeat DO NOT reuse passwords. If the password to your cloud is same as that of your email account, then you might have unwillingly given the hacker access to your financial accounts, as well as the ability to reset all of your passwords. To avoid situations like this one should always use different passwords for all of their online accounts. It may sound like a very tedious task, but it will certainly help keep you safe. Also, don’t use the same password for too long.

Avoid Storing Sensitive Information Online

Words like “privacy” and “private” no longer apply to any information that you choose to share on the internet. Thus, storing your important files on the cloud or anywhere else on the net might not be a good idea. With that being said, storing sensitive data on the cloud for a long period of time is a big no-no. My advice would be to store those files online that you need to access frequently and avoid putting files with data like credit card number, home address, passwords, etc. online.

Encrypt

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Encrypting data is one of the best ways to protect data that is stored online. And it is simple too. All you have to do is use any software to encrypt the file i.e. create a password for that file and move that password protected file to your online cloud storage. This way anyone invading your account will not be able to access said files without knowing the password.

“Zero-Knowledge” Privacy

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A few cloud services also offer local encryption and decryption of your files, along with the regular options. This way no one would have access to your files other than you, including the server administrators and service providers. This “zero-knowledge” privacy is able to cloud services like Spideroak and Wuala.

Prevent Automatic Media Upload

Cloud services like iCloud and Dropbox usually ask the users if they want all their pictures and videos to be uploaded to cloud automatically. In theory, this looks like a good way to back up all of your memories but sometimes the data that was meant for your eyes only gets uploaded as well. This can put a serious damper on your personal privacy as anyone can look into your private and intimate data online.

Backup Your Media Offline

While cloud provides the perfect platform to backup all of your data, backing up your data that is important to you locally might be a good idea as well. This way if you lose your phone, the cloud server crashes down or if someone hacks onto your account and deletes all of your data, your data would not be truly lost.

Asus ZenFone 3 Max (ZC553KL) Review – More like a Powerbank

Previously this year in August, Asus comes up its new line-up of zenfone 3. It was launched among some of the best premium looking devices with high end price. Now, they are up with new line of their budget device zenfone Max and landed with Zenfone 3 Max. The Max gets its name because of its huge battery of 5,000mAh battery whereas this new ZenFone 3 Max packs in with a smaller 4,100mAh power. The ZenFone Max has conducted as a budget smartphone a price of Rs 9,999.

But, this time we have two different variants of  ZenFone 3 Max which is available. The 5.2″ variant is coming up with a MediaTek chip and will cost you Rs 13,999. The other one is a 5.5″ variant which comes up with a Snapdragon 430 and will cost you Rs 17,999. There are some other minor changes which are there in these model, and we will talk about it in another post.

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Key Specs

Operating systemAndroid Marshmallow 6.0 with ZenUI 3.0
Display5.5-inch IPS LCD
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ProcessorQualcomm MSM8937 Snapdragon 430
RAM3GB
Internal Storage32GB
MicroSD up to 256GB
Battery4100mAh
Rear Camera16MP, f/2.0, PDAF
Dual LED flash
Front Camera8MP, f/2.2
Dimensions151.4 x 76.2 x 8.3 mm
Weight175 g

So, here starting with the 5.5″ Variant:

Design & Built

Now starting with the Design and built of Zenfone 3 Max, this times the phone houses in Full Metal Chassis and no plastic and leather feel. The design is something which is being unique to Asus. This is the identical design which they have used in Zenfone 3 laser which is again there new line up. Zenfone 3 Max added a round curved to its edges which adds a proper grip while holding it in hand. At Least the build quality is better than the cheap, plasticky feel which we get in original ZenFone Max.

3D View is coming soon here

The successor of Zenfone 3 max, has made a whole lot of changes in its latest release. This they have added a 2.5D curved glass on top of 5.5″ FHD Display panel which adds extra protection as well as looks to the phone.

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On the Top portion of the phone, you will get a 3.5mm audio jack and a secondary MIC over there.

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Turning around to the down portion, it houses single Speaker grill a primary mic and normal micro USB port which supports fast charging.

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Coming to the left side of the phone you will get a supports Dual Sim at the same time or single sim + Micro SD card up to 256 GB which make it a hybrid SIM tray.

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Turning around to the other side of the phone you will get volume rockers and below that power lock key which give quite good tactile feel and also has a particular design feels on it.

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At the back panel of the phone you will get a 16MP camera beside it Dual Tone LED Flash and Laser autofocus sensor, below that it houses a FingerPrint sensor which works perfectly even with 360 Degree Recognition. Just put your finger on it and in 0.3 ns or may be less it will unlock the device.

Display

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Asus Zenfone 3 Max comes with a 5.5-inch FHD with a resolution of 1920×1080 and pixel density of 403 ppi. The Display colors are very cool, and has proper dark which means while watching movies and playing games will look way better. The Sunlight legibility this time has also increased because of better brightness level. The High brightness level does not affect the color quality of the display. Overall the screen for movies and games and for daily use is great.

Coming to the viewing Angle, they are good enough and you won’t be getting any chance to complain about it. While watching movies from odd angle won’t affect you in any way. There are different color modes, which you can change as per your usage by going into the setting panel.

Performance

The phone comes with Snapdragon 430 Helio Octa-core processor which is clocked at 1.4 GHz which features a 3GB Ram. This combo makes this device high in this price. Out of 32 GB of internal storage you get about 25 GB free, you can expand it to up-to 256GB because the phone support Hybrid SIM tray.

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Snapdragon handles are device quite well. As well already know asus has optimized there ZenUI to give maximum battery power, and as this device is from MAX series battery backup is quite well. On heavy and aggressive usage you can easily last for more than a day and if you are having a normal use the battery will easily last you for more than 2 days.

Different Benchmark score for this device seems to be quite low:

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But overall when we play high end games like GTA, Riptide, Nova 3, Assassin Creed they all work fine no frame drops or lag is there. In my test i have played all the above mention games on continuous basis there is no battery drain, no heat up and no lag. May be this is all because of software optimization. Oveall in daily use i have no issue regarding the performance part of the phone.

Camera

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So, this time Asus Zenfone 3 Max comes up with 16 MP rear Camera which is really improved from the previous max Device. This time they has better camera application with manual controls which are great. The focus and bokeh effect us quite good but i don’t know why while taking images there some noise in every image, it may be due to some software tweak if we edit it a little bit you won’t find any issue in images. from past couple of days the images which i am being posting on my social media are taken directly by Zenfone 3 max and i have no complaints to it. They only need to consider why there is noise in every image. One more thing i wanna mention is that sometime camera won’t focus in certain objects, so to make them focus either you need to change to manual controls or close the camera app and open it again and then it will work fine. Again a software issue is there which stop the laser focus to properly focus on the object. Rest from the time asus has improved a lot with their sensor and much better bokeh effect while focusing from rear camera. The camera can take video shots top upto Full HD and no 4k recording is there untill and unless you install a third party software to make it work.

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Coming to the front facing camera of zenfone 3 max, it comes with 8MP shooter with built in feature of beauty mode. images taken using it come out decent but again some noise if we turn off beauty mode. Coming to the video quality taken from front facing cam it can capture up to Full HD video, which seems to be good compare to there older models. But again when we come to front facing cam there are many other options also which are way better from it.

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Software

I never like the ZenUI which they came up. This time they have Android 6.0 and top of it again ZenUI skin which is very laggy and buggy, only the best part of this UI is best battery optimization, rest on multitasking and almost everywhere is seems to be sluggish and laggy. Even if you install a side launcher it seems to be little bit better. My suggestion for asus will be to change the ZenUI to stock android to get better performance and better multitasking even with any low end hardware specs, or they should work harder like Xiaomi to get the best SKIN for android till now which is MIUI 8. The lag and slugginess is not due to hardware, it is due to software. This lag starts when you start installing many different software and start doing multitasking intensively. If you are a normal user like normal parents in house, they wont be complaining anything about it. They will only say one thing battery life is awesome no charge for more than 2 days.

Battery

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Like the previous device from Asus, Zenfone Max it has slightly low battery but still it give its best in it. Due to Software optimization the battery life is really good. It comes up with 4100mAh battery which is similar to other Xiaomi devices but this is way better in each aspect. Standby time is incredible, rest playing games, movies aggressive chats it will last you more than a day easily. If you are having a normal use like normal games, normal chat, high talks it will easily last you more than 2 days. The just love the battery life of this phone. The only drawback is even having fast charging it charges very slow. 0% to 60% in about 2 hours.

Verdict

After using the device for couple of days i don’t know why Asus has fixed the price so high which is Rs. 17,999, but that UI and no Volte update till now ruined it. They are promising to shoot a update soon which will make volte support to all there 4G supported phones. Overall if we consider the device as per the looks, battery and offline availability its a thumbs up, else for better UI and better performance there are other devices also with low budget and same metal built.

Positive

  • Battery
  • Full metal Built
  • Screen Quality

Negative

  • Pricing
  • UI

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Companies That Secure Internet of Things

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IoT (Internet of Things) consists of connected gadgets, smart appliances like refrigerator, AC, etc. wearables, and other internet-connected gadgets and it is the next big thing in the digital world.

As more and more internet-connected smart devices are finding their ways into our residences and businesses, it is essential to understand that they also signify a security threat. Internet of Things (IoT) is evolving swiftly, and in a hurry for ease and comfortability, our security and safety are always an afterthought.

According to Gartner, there are nearly 5.5 million new things that are getting connected every day in this year 2016. That indeed is a huge number. Such things might bring all kinds of handy new features, it is good if it is the latest cutting-edge technology but what if it is a threat that could destroy your business?

Here are a few tips for businesses to secure Internet of Things :

An Integrated Duo of Business Executives & Security Experts

The duo of product managers and security experts will ensure the protection is a key consideration while building core features and functionalities. An integrated team will let for higher collaboration and make sure that the business and security are rightly balanced and any vulnerabilities can be recognized a bit early in the product life-cycle.

A Separate Network

Wi-Fi routers at times create security and privacy problems because a few routers support guest networking. But this shouldn’t be a concern for you as you can create a separate network so that visitors can connect to your Wi-Fi network without getting access to shared documents or networked devices.

Track Every Device

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In order to be secured, businesses need to track every little device that is or can be connected to the network and assess the inflow & outflow traffic. Devices should be monitored to understand the level of access it is supposed to have, to keep them up-to-date, and secure the data end-to-end conserve its integrity. Keeping a tab on which devices are connected and what data they have are essential elements for a proper security.

When you think about privacy and security, you would probably think that firewalls, anti-virus software do all the required work to keep you and your data protected. But, as you use your mobile phones or tablets, you definitely would be more concerned than when you use a smart thermostat or TV. The fact is that all these smart devices are/can be connected to the internet and hence they all are likely at risk by eavesdroppers.

This kind of weak protection system should boost the market for exclusive IoT security solutions, that could be a benefit for businesses like Symantec and Cisco in the future.

Symantec

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Symantec is known as the inventor of Norton Antivirus. It sells security and protection products for systems, data centers, and emails. Because of the increasing IoT security issues, on one hand, Symantec is helping IoT device creators develop more secure IoT devices. It advises businesses to implement device authentication through Secure Socket Layer (SSL Certificate), endpoint protection, inbuilt analytic, etc.

And on the other hand, Symantec utilizes eight new “Roots of Trust” like SSL authorization optimized to secure IoT devices. Such roots authenticate devices and allow them to communicate with other trusted devices by preventing access from unsecured or untrusted devices.

Cisco

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Being one among the peak networking equipment companies, Cisco is a well-known business in the industry and its security business also plays a crucial role in preventing attacks against its customers. Cisco’s security solutions mainly include advanced malware protection, cloud-based threat analysis, incident response systems, etc.

By buying SouceFire and ThreatGrid scant years ago, Cisco formed the base of its next generation threat prevention and firewall business. It further strengthened the business through additional purchases such as CloudLock, OpenDNS, and Lancope. Cisco provides compelling security products that handle both conventional cyber attacks and current IoT-based ones.

Moto M All-Metal Smartphone Launched in India

The smartphone giant Motorola is back again with its new awesome device with some groundbreaking specification. The new Moto M is launched with pricing of just 15,999 INR. The device will be going on open sale on flipkart.com from December 14th.

The Moto M5 is professionally designed and have a very fine full-metal unibody, which gives the user a premium look and feel. The Moto M is packing with a 2.2GHz MediaTek Helio P15 Octa-core Processor, which is backed by an 800MHz Mali-T860 MP2 GPU. The device featuring a 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage, which is expandable up to 128 GB via micro-SD card.

The device has a 5.5inch Full HD IPS LCD screen with a pixel resolution of 1920 x 1820. Moto M is also featuring a fingerprint sensor, which is installed on the back of the device. The camera in the device is a 16 Megapixel shooter with and aperture of f/2.0 and a CMOS sensor for better pictures. The front camera is an 8 Megapixel shooter.

The device also carries a 3,050 mAh battery, which lasts for more than a day in standby mode. It also has additional features like VoLTE and NFC. The device is a USB Type C enable smartphone. Overall the device is a remarkable phone in this price bracket, with a good performance and a long-lasting use and a trust of Moto. The 4Gb of RAM is just exemplary in all way, which will be a good help in multitasking.

Moto M Technical Specifications:

OPERATING SYSTEMAndroidTM 6.0.1, Marshmallow
DIMENSIONS151.35 x 75.35 x 7.85mm, 165g
PROCESSOR64-bit octa-core 2.2GHz CPU
STORAGE (ROM)32/64GB with microSD Card support (up to 128GB)

 

*64GB version only available in India

MEMORY (RAM)3GB/4GB
DISPLAY13.97cm (5.5) Full HD (1920X1080) IPS LCD 401 PPI
BATTERYBuilt-in 3050mAh battery with 10W rapid charge support
WATER PROTECTIONWater repellent nano-coating
REAR CAMERA16MP (f/2.0), PDAF, Dual CCT Flash, ZSL, Digital Zoom, Touch Focus, Face Detection, Panorama, Auto-HDR
FRONT CAMERA8MP, Beautification Mode
SIM CARDDual nano SIM
CONNECTIVITYUSB-C port, 3.5mm headset jack
BLUETOOTH® TECHNOLOGYBluetooth® version 4.1 LE
WI–FIWi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi hotspot
SPEAKERS / MICROPHONE1 speaker, 2 mics for noise cancellation
VIDEO CAPTURE480p (30fps) 720p (30fps), 1080p (30fps)
AUDIODolby Atmos® audio enhancement
AUTHENTICATIONFingerprint reader
BASE COLORGold

That’s all for this guys and stay tuned for more update.

iOS 10.2 is nearly here – Backup with TouchCopy before you update!

After Apple released their iOS 10.2 beta versions in the last 7 days, it is widely rumored that the final version of iOS 10.2 will be available to the public within a week. Apple’s iOS 10.2 update is set to provide increased iTunes backup encryption, loads of cool new emoji’s and the introduction of the “TV” app. However, before updating your device, we recommend that users first backup their iPhones, iPods and iPads, as there were reports of failed updates when iOS 10 was first released – and nobody wants to lose their precious photos, music or messages after a failed update. TouchCopy can help you back up your data for safekeeping.

TouchCopy is a popular and trusted software application for the access and transfer of all data from your iPod, iPhone and iPad to your computer, including content not saved in iTunes backups  such as music, playlists and videos. The software will also backup messages, contacts, photos, voicemails and just about any data that your iPhone, iPod or iPad may contain. TouchCopy is compatible with all iPhones, iPods and iPads and can be installed on both Windows PC and Mac.

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TouchCopy’s main features

Transfer iPhone Music and Video

TouchCopy enables you to copy your iPod, iPhone and iPad music quickly and safely to your PC or Mac hard drive or directly into iTunes.

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Copy iPhone Photos

Transfer your photos from your iOS device to your PC or Mac hard drive with just a click of a button. You can transfer photos added to your device using iTunes as well as photos and videos shot using your iPod, iPhone and iPad camera.

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Backup iPhone Messages

TouchCopy can export your SMS, WhatsApp and iMessage conversations to your PC or Mac. Messages can be exported either in HTML or PDF format, or printed out directly.

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Backup iBooks

You can also use TouchCopy to backup books from your iPhone or iPad straight into iTunes. TouchCopy can handle both PDF and EPUB formatted eBooks.

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Let’s round up

These are some of the main features provided by TouchCopy. But it doesn’t end there – you can also transfer contacts, calendars, call logs, internet bookmarks and history, voicemails, voice memos and notes. You can even use your device as a storage device by adding and removing files using TouchCopy.

TouchCopy works with all models of iPod, iPhone and iPad and is compatible with devices running all versions of iOS including the upcoming iOS 10.2. TouchCopy 16 is available for download as a free trial, with the full version offered at $29.95 (USD) The software is updated regularly to enhance the feature set and the product updates as well as friendly customer support are provided free of charge.

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The Growing Need for Online Shopping Carts for Small Businesses

The growth of the internet has made it the perfect place for people just like you to create an online business. Instead of creating just a local store where you’re limited to local traffic, a website can reach thousands of people all over the world. However, there’s one aspect of e-commerce websites that many webmasters don’t pay much attention to: online shopping cart software. Your online shopping cart is more than just an easy way for your customers to check out thanks to advances in technology. Here are a few reasons why all websites, big or small, should be using online shopping carts.

Social Media Integration

If you’re selling products that you’re proud of, you want your customers to share it with their friends and family. This is easy to do with shopping carts thanks to social media integration. If you’ve ever been checking out and noticed social media buttons that say “share your purchase” or something similar, then you’ve already experienced social media integration. The goal of these buttons is to allow customers to quickly share favorite products that they purchase with the people on their social media profiles. This is free advertising for you and fun for your customers.

Discounts and Coupons

The internet is full of millions of online stores. Your goal is to make your site stick out among the rest. This can be challenging to do, but one simple approach is to offer discounts. Although figuring out how to accept and offer discounts online is no easy feat, online shopping cart providers have worked in the ability to accept promo codes and discounts during checkout.

Keep Up With Sales

Many online shopping carts no longer just handle making sales. They also help you keep up with sales. Some online shopping carts are embedded with shipment tracking technology. At a glance, you can quickly see what your most popular items are, how many you have left and how many you’ve sold over a given timeline. It used to take multiple software programs to give you all of this information, but now you can get it all from just one online shopping cart.

Digital and Physical Goods

Shopping carts are no longer limited to selling physical goods. They also allow you to sell digital goods and services such as music, movies, software and more. Since shopping carts are automatic, your customers can gain access to newly purchased goods as soon as they’re done checking out.

An online shopping cart is a great way to make the most out of your website. It allows users to browse your site and check out with more than one item. It also gives you the ability to accept coupons and expand your business through social media integration. No matter how big or small your website is, you need an online shopping cart.

Lenovo K6 Power VS Xiaomi Redmi 3s Prime Comparison : Which one is Best?

There is not an even a single week which is being left over when we don’t hear about any new phone which is being launched in the market. Today we have two different brands with two different phones, which are going to give a huge competition in Indian as well as global market.

Lenovo and Xiaomi, both are the top notch brands globally as well as in China. From past few years both the brands are working like hell to capture the maximum market by launching their best products in best price. Due to which a few weeks back Xiaomi has launched its budget device Redmi 3s prime which is one of the best-selling devices in that price, and now Lenovo has also launched its latest budget oriented phone K6 power which is surely going to give a huge competition to Xiaomi.

So, let see which one is better and what are all pros and cons for both the phones:

Build Quality and Design

Now, as I have already mentioned both the phones are under Budget segment and we should not underestimate aspect more. But what these phones are giving in this price is really great. Built Quality of both the devices are good, both the phones are made up of full metal built and symmetric Design which we see on every phone these days.

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As we come to the right side of both the devices, they both has power lock key as well as volume control buttons with a good metallic finish on it. These buttons provide proper tactile feel while you press them continuously. There is no patterned feel on buttons, on any of the devices.

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Coming to the down portion of the screen you will get back capacitive keys which do not light up.

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At the bottom of both the devices , Redmi 3s Prime comes with a normal Micro USB charging port, primary mi, and 3.5mm Audio Jack, whereas Lenovo K6 Power has only primary Mic over there and nothing else.

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On left side of both the phones are having hybrid tray in which you can add 2 sims or 1 sim + Sd card up to 256GB Storage, which means you are never going to run out of memory in any of the phones.

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Now coming to the top portion of the phone, on Lenovo K6 Power you will get a 3.5mm Audio jack and a Normal Micro USB Port which sits beside it, whereas on Redmi 3s Prime you also get an IR blaster which an advantage to redmi 3s over here.

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Coming to the back side of the phone both has the same 13 MP back camera with single tone Led flash and a finger print sensor which is also almost of the same kind. They both also has the speaker at there back and here we have a great difference K6 power is having a dual Stereo Dolby Atmos speaker whereas Redmi 3s Prime has a normal single speaker which makes K6 power win over here.

Display

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Now, here is a lot of difference between both the phones. Lenovo k6 Power is having a 5″ FHD display which gives 1980×1080 Resolution whereas on Redmi 3s prime you only get 5″ HD Display which give 1280×720 resolution. There is one more huge difference in Display which again gives the advantage to Lenovo K6 Power. Pixel Density of K6 power is 441ppi whereas pixel density for Redmi 3s Prime is 294ppi. This means when you will use VR headset to watch movies or play games K6 power will give you much better clarity and resolution with no pixelation. And from past Lenovo always promote there device for Vr capability and theater Max technology.

Performance & Speed Test

Now, coming to the performance part both the devices have the same hardware in it. Snapdragon 430 CPU, Adreno 505 GPU and everything is same. Both the phones come up with 3GB/32GB model.

The only point which we can consider in performance is the software which they have used because as per my experience MIUI is much stable compare to Lenovo own custom Skin. This is Lenovo has worked a lot on its UI. They have tried to add almost all the features which MIUI 8 offer like Dual system, and dual Apps.

Rest I have not tested Lenovo much so won’t comment much about its performance.

Camera

Now coming to the camera part of both the phones, the rear camera of both the phones are same which is 13MP shooter and captures almost same kind of images, some of the shots are better on k6 Power whereas some of the same shots are better on Redmi 3s. The neglected difference is there which is hard to found easily.

Coming to the front facing camera, K6 power is having an 8MP camera whereas Redmi 3s prime has a 5MP shooter. Bot capture decent images but I think K6 power has an edge over here. It is not because of its increase in Megapixels but because it captures more details with less noise compared to Redmi 3s prime.

Battery

The main focus of Lenovo k6 power is its battery, the company adds up 4000mAh battery which is little bit low compare to Redmi 3s Prime as it comes with 4100mAh. But still, it is mostly highlighted because lenovo has added a new software tweak which they are saying as the ultimate power saving mode in which your phones becomes like a featured phone with all things black and white like we see in samsung Devices earlier. Due to this tweak they can give you the maximum power. This tweak only makes the edge for K6 power in the competition with Redmi 3s Prime.

Verdict

As per my views Both the devices are great in its prices. But here are few point which we need to consider like first Price.

  1. Redmi 3S prime is available for 9,000 whereas k6 Power is for 9,999 which Rs. 1000 higher.
  2. Availability of Redmi 3s prime is not easy because of flash sales, but k6 power will be easily available any time.
  3. K6 power has much better screen quality compare to redmi 3s Prime.
  4. k6 power has a stereo speaker which is way better from Redmi 3s Prime.
  5. K6 power has a better front facing the camera as well as better battery life because of its ultimate power saving mode.
  6. Redmi 3s prime has an IR blaster which is an advantage to the phone.
  7. Redmi 3s is having better Stable UI compare to which Lenovo offers.

Rest now it’s your choice which one to buy, what is your budget would you like spend 1000 bucks more or not. What is your usage and demand? Just choose one of them and let us know, why?

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MacX Video Converter Pro is a top-notch Mac video converter proficient in flawlessly converting any videos to mainstream formats for playback on latest smart devices. Even if the HD videos, it gives you thorough control over your HD videos from Canon, Sony, Panasonic, etc. With it, you can convert MKV to MP4, AVCHD to MOV, M2TS to AVI etc for playback on latest smartphones/tablets like iPhone 7/7 Plus, iPad Pro/Mini 4, Samsung Galaxy Note 5/S7, Sony Xperia, Kindle Fire, among others.

Besides strong ability of video conversion, MacX Video Converter Pro delivers an incomparable fast speed to convert MP4 Mac. To convert a same 3 min 54 sec MKV video to MP4 of H.264 codec, it took only 31 sec, while 55 sec for Handbrake. Thanks to the Intel QSV tech and the built-in High Quality Engine, the best Mac video converter maximizes image quality dynamically, keeping a good balance between speed and video quality, up to 98% quality reserved.

Even better, downloading online videos is also a trifle for the best video converter for Mac. Accessible for 300+ sites, you can free download videos from YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, Dailymotion, or any other common video sharing sites.

Conclusion

Suffice to say, MacX Video Converter Pro, with its salient features of conversion, vast inputs and outputs, easy operation, and blazing fast speed, could be easily hailed as the best video converter for Mac. And the MacXDVD’s exclusive gift precisely gives you one more reason to handle your videos with this highly acclaimed video converter for Mac.

Acethinker Screen Recorder Review + Christmas Giveaway

Screen recording tools nowadays are quite handy, increasingly used by professors and students, businessmen and employees, pro techies and newbies for educational needs, they are essentials for YouTubers and video tutors around the world. With changing trends, video and audio recording of a desktop or laptop isn’t limited to what’s going on, on the screen, now you can pause, add effects, trim, take screenshots or even do multitasking or automated and manual scheduling when recording the screen.

Acethinker Screen Grabber Pro has all that must be there in a complete screen recorder and editor. With regular monthly and quarterly updates, the Screen Video Recorder  is now the most powerful and real-time screen recorder plus live editor right now. After recording your tutorial video or some VA task, go through it again, trim what’s not needed, add what’s needed, prolong it, shorten it, or play around with other features of the recorder, believe us, it’s fun.

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Acethinker Screen Grabber is a versatile software and is available for all Windows and Macintosh Operating systems. Here are some of the enhanced and easy-to-use features of new Screen Grabber Pro that are incomplete and out of order in other screen recorders.

  1. Basic Recording Feature:

The primary recording feature is quite improved, there are numerous audio input and output qualities available to choose from, plus exclusive audio recording from microphone or computer screen are processed with optimized quality. There are six choices for only audio function, the user can choose from mp3, aac, Ogg, WMA, Wav, and FLAC audio formats.

  1. AudioVisual Screen Recording:

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Acethinker Screen Grabber Pro has an incredible screen recording feature to record and capture anything going on on your computer screen. You can choose audio input from system or microphone, or select any region of your screen to customize display recording area. Enjoy live picture-in-picture effect along with new editing tools to make that video more fun. Personalized Video recording let users modify and switch between the screens, full-screen recording tool enables its users to record everything from top to bottom of desired output quality, Around Mouse feature allows recording screen around the cursor in desired video quality intelligently. Press the red colored STOP button to end and save the recording.

3. Scheduled Screen Recording:

Set up recording timings and save them to your Screen Grabber Pro software, it will remember and automatically starts recording the event in the scheduled time. Suppose, an educational webinar is going to be held in your office or college hours, what you have to do is set the timing of the scheduled event going to be live, the expected duration of that event, and leave your laptop or desktop running with an active internet at the time, and consider it done. Manage daily and weekly tasks and activities quickly with Screen Grabber’s splendid tool.

acethinker-screen-recorder-34. Edit Videos Real-time:

Yes, you heard it right. Acethinker Screen Grabber now allows its users to add, edit, write, trim, or play with screen resolution while recording the whole process real-time. You can mix your system audio with the microphone, highlight the important notes, add emojis and boxes to text, or add tags to pictures. After you have finished your recordings, Screen Grabber Pro allows editing it once again for any deficit in the recorded data. There are hundreds of watermarks and built-in special effects to choose from Screen Grabber Pro version.

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Once you are done with video recording and editing, save it to the designated folder or upload it to Youtube or FTP by using Upload button in Acethinker Screen Grabber Pro. Sign up to the website and directly upload from software to Youtube and FTP.

Christmas Giveaway

In the celebration of Christmas, now you can get  Acethinker Screen Grabber Pro  1 year license for Free at this giveaway page: http://acethinker.com/giveaway.

 

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge now available in Blue Coral

Samsung India has announced the launch of a new colour variant of the Galaxy S7 edge. The device was already available in four colours. Now it will also feature a new elegant Blue Coral colour. The new variants will also have features like 15GB free cloud storage.

Consumers are looking forward to more style and colour options and keeping that in mind the new Blue coral is announced. The colour in particularly is a contrasting gold tone hue, which is applied to the phone’s metallic frame.

Samsung is also providing 15GB free Samsung cloud storage, which will help in taking backups of the important content such as photos, videos, files etc. This feature will also be available for existing Galaxy S7 edge users.

The Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Blue Coral will be available in 32 GB variant from December 15, 2016, at a price of Rs. 50,900. It will be available across Samsung authorised offline and online stores as well as Samsung’s online store.

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Meizu M5 Launched with More Performance and Beauty

Meizu, a Chinese smartphone giant has added a new smartphone in their M series portfolio. The company today announced the Meizu M5 in China. The device comes with a full metal uni-body design, which is designed for consumers who seek affordable smartphone in an excellent packing and smooth user experience.

The Meizu M 5 is an all-time classy design, which never goes out of fashion. The device is available in four colours variant Blue, Grey, Silver and Champagne Gold. It is packing a 1.8 GHz Octa-core processor, which is backed by Mali-T860MP2 GPU. The device will come in 3 and 4 Gb RAM variants and users will get an option to choose between 16Gb, 32GB and 64GB of internal storage as per their need.

The M5 has a 5.5 inch Full HD display with a pixel resolution of 1920×1080, which is backed by a 2.5D glass for extra protection. The device is also equipped with a fingerprint sensor, which has a recognition angle of 360 degrees. The M5 is also equipped with a 13 Megapixel shooter, with 0.2s high-speed autofocus system. The front camera is a 5 Megapixel shooter.

Mr Aber Bai, President Meizu said “M-series is defined as “Quality for Young,” and since the launch of this series Meizu has sold more than 20 million Note products from this series in the last couple of years. Moreover, the previous generation Note device achieved seven million in sales.”

The device is powered by Android 5.1 Lollipop with a customised Flyme 5 on top of it, it also carries a 4,000 mAh humongous battery. The device is also equipped with other features like Gravity sensor, Ambient Light Sensor, Capacitive touch screen, 24GHz dual band WIFI, Bluetooth 4.0, VoLTE, Digital compass and much more.

That’s all for this guys, stay tuned for more update.