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Wednesday, February 12, 2014

How to secure Yourself before your Smartphone

How to secure Yourself before your SmartphoneIt has been more than 4 months that I wrote something and it feels great to be back. I wanted to be meaningful when coming back. So here I am with the most meaningful post ever on HowLog. In this post, I am going to give you few tips about how to secure Yourself before your Smartphone. The whole reason behind inventing the phones were to be in contact with people generally or in case of emergency and in some way it is having a reverse impact on the youth’s mind, and not to forget, some of the elders too.

Here are steps by step tips to configure your phone in such a way that your phone can save your life in case of any kind of emergency:

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 vs. Sony Xperia Z1

As we get closer to the holiday shopping season, a slew of high-end smartphones are being launched to grab headlines as well as the attention of the consumers. Two phones that recently entered the market are the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and the Sony Xperia Z1. With both phones being released at the same time, it is only natural that a comparison shootout be done. So, let’s see what each of these phones has to offer.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

5 Best 8-inch Tablet Computers

Tablets are the talk of town! You get them in all sorts of sizes and shapes, but the one that has every one ranting on are the 8 inches tablets that are not too big and not too small either. So if you are looking to buy one, here is out list of the top 5 8 inch tablets.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3

With a 1,200 x 800 pixel resolution screen, the Galaxy Tab 3 is a bright and colourful tablet with some great features to speak about. At its core, sits a powerful 1.5GHz dual-core Exynos 4 processor which is well supported by a 1.5GB RAM. A quad-core Mali T400MP4 GPU takes care of all the high-end graphic processing you need to play the best of games on this tablet while the Android 4.2.2 with Samsung’s TouchWiz UI makes the tablet experience quite smooth. The Tab’s powerful battery can play videos for 10 hours on the go and is enough to pull through a day’s work. The Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 t211 price is fairly priced at 17k (may vary from site to site).

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Google Nexus 5: What to Expect from the next Version of Google Nexus?

Nexus devices are always amazing. Aren’t they? They pack in really high end hardware, the latest version of android and simple elegant design. The Google Nexus 4 sold in crazy numbers worldwide and a while back, Google dropped the prices in many markets to make it a deal hard to resist. Though it was still a very powerful device, there have been rumors about another nexus mobile device coming in. It is being said that this new nexus device will come along with the latest android version, called the KitKat.

Google Nexus 5: What to Expect from the next Version of Google Nexus?

While there is an official word about the new android version by Google, they haven’t said anything about the Nexus 5 in public. In fact they haven’t said anything about the Google Nexus 5 at all. Though there have been speculations and leaked images which have told us what the device is. The Google Nexus 4 was manufactured by LG and the new one will also be made by them. Nexus 4 was based on the LG Optimus G and this rumored Nexus 5 will be based on the LG G2. Obviously it won’t be the exact same device as the G2 but a large number of components would be shared. We talk about what we can see on this upcoming Nexus 5.

Top 20 Mobile Phones in India in September 2013 [Infographic]

Top 20 Mobile Phones in India in September 2013
Image Source: www.91mobiles.com

Tips for Developing Effective Windows Phone App

Windows Phone App as many consider is not a mountainous task. In fact developing an app for windows is more of fun and interactiveness in comparison with other OS apps. However, not all developers are pretty convenient with developing apps for windows and additionally effective windows phone app is considered as very rare scenario. On the contrary creating an efficient windows app is not that tedious or time consuming. All it requires is proper planning and ample knowledge.

Tips for developing effective windows phone app

          To develop effective windows phone app there are no secrets or tricks. However, there are few tips which will benefit the aspiring and budding windows phone app developers.

iPad Vs. Laptop Which one is Better Choice

It is hard to make a decision when it comes to choosing a mobile computing device. There are a lot of laptops available at attractive prices and in the past few months, we have literally seen transformers come in (pun intended). Newer operating systems have led to the addition of features like touchscreens to laptops and the high end hardware means that you are never short on power. Tablets on the other hand have also evolved a lot. Essentially we are talking about iPad here which has grown from a large iPod touch to a capable mobile computing device.

You can see already why it is hard to choose one among them. Both have got their fair share of advantages and there is no way one can completely replace the other. They are meant to coexist and complement each other in functionality. Some prefer getting an iPad for it is much more portable and you can actually use it on the move. Others need to comfort of a proper keyboard and more processing power. These people go for laptops. We try to converge down the advantages and disadvantages of both iPad and laptops to help you make a decision.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Mind-blowing tips for dealing with small budget search clients

If working as a service provider, you might have come across a range of clients who have minimal budget for the work they have assigned you. A lot can be learned about client relation from this variation in the budget.
Mind-blowing tips for dealing with small budget search clients

Clients who have limited budget often have great expectations from the service provider. Here is how to deal with any such potential clients and still be in the profit.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Top 10 Best Gaming Laptops in 2013: Guide to Buy a Laptop for Gaming

Talk of high end hardware and you would find it running in gamers’ laptops. Not only have they got a powerful processor and high end graphic cards, but everything about them is high end. They have got loads of storage and great displays. They are flashy to make sure that they turn heads when you carry them. They are designed to survive your overnight LAN parties. Yes we agree that most people prefer consoles for high end gaming but gaming laptops have their pros. They provide you with portability so that you can take the game to your friend’s place.

As they are specially designed for gamers, they have the best gaming graphics that are available. They will have plenty of RAM and most probably a third generation Intel Core i5 or i7 processor. While there are some gaming laptops available with small displays, most of them have large displays, over 15 inches in size. There are some laptops available with ‘not-so-high-end’ graphics too which are not very costly but can still provide you high end performance. We give you 10 of the best gaming laptops varying across a wide price band.

Dell Alienware 18
Dell Alienware 18
Dell Alienware 18- In the war of gaming laptops, this one takes the top spot and then watches everyone else try desperately to come close. It can run anything at all without breaking a sweat. High end games run easily at highest graphic settings. The build quality is top notch and it has a smart keyboard lightning system that can be altered according to your preferences. It has a full HD 18.4 inch display. You get a whole bunch of connectivity options. It is powered by fourth generation Core i7, has got 32 GB of RAM and dual NVidia GTX 780M.

Asus Lamborghini VX7
Asus Lamborghini VX7
Asus Lamborghini VX7 - This thing is a beauty in itself. One of the best looking laptops on sale. While it is a bit old now, it is a powerful beast. It is powered by a Core i7 processor, has got 16 GB of RAM and has an NVidia GTX460QM GPU with 3GB RAM. The display is an excellent 15.6 inch full HD LCD. Plus you get the Lamborghini name to flaunt.

Dell Alienware 17 - It is another great gaming laptop from the Alienware series. Just like other Alienware devices, it has got some really serious hardware under that pretty shell. It can handle anything with ease. It gets NVidia GeForce GTX 760M GPU. This one too gets the color changing LED backlit keyboard and the battery life is worse like all other Alienware laptops.

Dell Alienware 17
Dell Alienware 17

Samsung Series 7 Gamer - This gaming laptop from Samsung is a great performer and while the specifications aren’t exactly from the stratosphere, it is a good one. It has got an i7 processor running at 2.3 GHz and 16 GB of RAM. It gets 1.5 TB of storage and has got the NVidia GTX 675 GPU. It has got a high definition 17.3 inch display.

Samsung Series 7 Gamer
Samsung Series 7 Gamer

Asus G750JH- Very few come close to Asus when it comes to making great laptops. It has got a Core i7 processor which runs at clock speed of 2.4 GHz. It has got 8 GB of memory and a GeForce GTX 780M GPU. It has a non-glossy full HD display which is nice to use. There are two free memory slots so you can easily upgrade RAM and go all the way up to 32 GB if 8 aren’t plenty.

Asus G750JH
Asus G750JH

Alienware 14 - This is the smaller version available in the Alienware series. You get an excellent non reflective full HD display measuring 14 inches. While it is small on size, it isn’t small on power. It has got a core i7 CPU and you can go for the GeForce GTX 765M graphic card. You get 8 GB of RAM and 750 GB storage as standard.

Alienware 14
Alienware 14

Acer Aspire V3 772G - While most of the laptops in V3 series are mild mannered, this one is a monster. It has got a full HD 17.3 inch display and it is an IPS panel. The color replication and brightness levels are hard to match. It has a core i7 processor with a reduced TDP of just 37 watts. It has a GeForce GTX 760M GPU and when you don’t need high end graphics, you can use the integrated Intel HD graphics. It has a 256 GB SSD along with a 1TB HDD. It has got 32 GB of RAM which is more than enough.

Acer Aspire V3 772G
Acer Aspire V3 772G

Samsung ATIV Book 8 - This is the first touchscreen laptop we added to the list. It is based on the Chronos series laptop. It has got a core i7 processor and Radeon HD 8870M graphic card. The display is a 15.6 inch glossy display and has full HD resolution. It has got a very good contrast ratio and the colors are good. The performance is impressive but isn’t exactly high end. The only thing that hampers the performance is its hard drive.

Samsung ATIV Book 8
Samsung ATIV Book 8


MSI GT70H - This gaming laptop from MSI is offered in various versions. The one we are talking about here has got a 17 inch full HD display. It has a Core i7 processor with 8 GB of RAM. The default clock speed is 2.4 GHz. The build is glossy and thus it is a fingerprint magnet. It has the NVidia GeForce GTX 780M which is quite capable.

Samsung ATIV Book 8
Samsung ATIV Book 8
Lenovo IdeaPad Y510- This is a premium looking laptop made out of brushed aluminum. It has got a fourth generation core i7 processor. It has got a 15.6 inch full HD display with superb colors and contrast. The graphics are handled by dual NVidia GeForce GT 750M GPUs with 2GB of RAM. It has got 16 GB of RAM and 1 TB of storage. The hardware performs well while gaming though it isn’t as good as the high end laptops.

Author Bio:

The article is contributed by Sanjay Kumar Negi working at 91Mobiles.com.

How to Update your iPhone to iOS 7?

Apple offers software updates for the iOS to pioneer innovative features and also enhancements that will let you do even more with your iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. The process of updating the software on your device is easy. There are two ways to update your iOS. One way is to update iOS using iTunes. The other method is to update the device wirelessly which is available for iOS 5 or later OS version using Apple devices.

How Do You Update iOS 7?

Update your device using iTunes

Step 1: Firstly, make sure that you are using the latest version of iTunes.
Step 2: Connect your device to your computer system using the incorporated USB cable that came with your device.
Step 3: Once iTunes opens up, pick your device category when it shows in iTunes under ‘Devices’ menu.
Step 4: Click "Check for Update" in the summary tab to check for any available updates.
Step 5: If an update is existing or available, iTunes will urge you to download and install the update.
Step 6: Follow the procedure after clicking download and do not detach or remove your device from the PC until the update has finished updating.
Note:  For updating your iOS, iTunes needs to be connected to the Internet. If your PC doesn’t have an internet connection or you use internet from your iOS device’s hot spot connection then you can’t update your iOS device by this method. You must either try using wireless method or by using some other internet connected PC.

Update your device wirelessly (available for iOS 5 and later):

The following are steps that must be followed in order to update the iOS wirelessly.
Step 1: Make sure that your device be it iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch is connected to a proper power supply. 
Step 2: To avoid probable data costs from mobile network, connect your device to a Wi-Fi network.
Step 3: Now you must go to the ‘Software Updates’ options which is present in settings tab under general category. If there are any updates then your iOS will automatically check for them. Available updates will be downloaded automatically if your device is connected to Wi-Fi network and a power supply.

How Do You Update iOS 7?

Step 4: If an update is available then you can tap on the ‘Download’ option to download the update.
Step 5: After the download gets completed tap on the ‘Install’ option to update your iOS.

software Update iOS 7

Step 6: If you have left the update to download in the background, and you are performing some other task then once the download has finished you will be receiving a notification saying an update is available for your device.
·        Tap the notification to go to the software updates option in the general category under setting tab.
·        Then tap ‘Install Now’ option to install the iOS update.
·        If you feel that you want the installation to be done later then just leave it as such. The settings tab will keep on display notification until your update has been installed.

How Do You Update iOS 7?

Step 7: A few iOS updates may not accessible as over-the-air updates. VPN connections or proxy connections may avert your device from getting in touch with the iOS update servers. In such cases you must do your update via iTunes.

Note: If your iOS version is less than 5.0 then you must first upgrade the OS to iOS 5.0 or above before you download and install updates using this wireless method.

Supplementary Tips:

Guidelines for updating your iOS device

·         Make certain that your device is backed up to iCloud. If not then back up with iTunes before starting the update.
·         You can find more information about backing up your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch from the Apple website.

How to Update your iPhone to iOS 7?

·         If you come across an alert while updating your device with iTunes then you must either need a restart or you must verify the security software of your PC.
·         When updating from iOS4 to above versions, the phone memory must be erased and the factory settings should be restored.
·         Before you start updating using the wireless method, ensure that there is enough space free in your phone for updating. However, if you feel that the phone’s memory is full then you must either delete a few unimportant contents or try updating using iTunes.

Author Bio:

This useful content is contributed by Sienna Amelia, aimed at technology people. As she has  been involved in researching all about best iPhone apps development companies market shares rise and fall all around the world. She can always share mobile technology-related subjects to make readers learn and share knowledge. Follow via Author: Sienna Amelia on Google+

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