May 02, 2016

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ASUS Zenfone Go 4.5 2nd Generation - The ‘Go-To’ Budget Offering from ASUS

ASUS has been known in the smartphone market for being the go-to brand when consumers look for luxury specifications without a price tag that breaks the bank. The latest offering from the company on these lines is the Zenfone Go 4.5 2nd generation.

Design and Build
With a metallic hairline finish, the phone, at the first glance itself resembles a premium product. The phone also comes with an ergonomic arc design, managing to be only 3.6 mm at its thinnest edge. This feature, along with the rear key positioning on the phone allows the user to have intuitive one hand control, thus, making it really easy to multitask. The finish on the phone can be attributed to the unique, molding techniques which in turn, has ensured that the phone does not weigh on the heavy side. All of this, has resulted in a phone, which is easy for the user to hold and experience.  The company has further compressed the powerful processor, the dual sim card, and the thin design in such a way, that the form factor of the phone retains its usability quotient. One important aspect of their design is the positioning of the buttons. This has ensured that both, right-handed and left-handed people can use it with equal ease. The phone is also available in a variety of colours to suit your mood and personality.

ASUS Zenfone Go 4.5 2nd Generation

Camera
Coming to the camera specifications on the phone, it comes with a rear camera of 5MP and a front camera of 0.3MP. While the 5MP camera might not look like a big deal to us tech experts used to camera specifications of 13 MP and higher, but for a price tag of just Rs. 5,299 – this camera manages to be very appealing. However, ASUS is also offering users an additional choice, in this category, as there is a second variant of the ZenFone Go 4.5 2nd generation that comes with a rear camera of 8MP and a front camera of 2MP priced at Rs 5,699. This variant would definitely satisfy the clicking enthusiast in you. Apart from this, it’s really the features that come built into the camera that excites the reviewer in me. Along with the ‘PixelMaster’ technology unique to ASUS, also inbuilt into the phone are a total of 16 different modes- be it for clicking pictures during the day or night. The zero shutter lag also ensures perfect photos in a snap.

Camera


Three of the modes that stood out for me were as below- 

Backlight HDR Mode

This mode reduces the shadow effect and therefore allows the images to have a better brightness and contrast factor by expanding the dynamic range of the shot. The detailing results in flawless images captured- all the time. 

Low Light Mode

This feature increases the light sensitivity of the image by up to 400%, while reducing the noise and boosting the colour contrast every time. A feature that allows the users to produce clear and bright images in low light as well - this camera is ideal for users who do not wish to worry about the light condition when capturing something they like.

Beautification Mode

On your endless selfie clicking rampages, when out with friends, this phone is your perfect companion, as the beautification mode subtly balances the facial features, softens the tones and removes blemishes to make you and your friends look even better. 
Just when you think that was enough for all your clicking needs, the phone also has built-in MiniMovie application. This application allows users to combine different photos into short movies which can be further made interesting by adding musical notes and text of your choice.  Your creations can then be quickly shared through social media, email, cloud services, and YouTube.

Storage
Despite being in the budget category, the phone still comes with adequate storage capacity – a 1GB RAM, which ensures that you never have to worry about seeing the dreaded – ‘phone capacity full’ message pop up on your phone. The Zenfone Go 4.5 2nd generation additionally offers 100 GB of accompanying Google Drive storage - that too, free for 2 years! You would have to redeem the offer on the Google Drive app by April 1st, 2018. 
The ASUS ZenUI
Personally, my favorite aspect on ASUS’ Zenfone range is the ZenUI; it is ASUS’ personalized gift to its users. With a new visual design and features, it allows for classic customization on your phone. The ZenUI is simple, beautiful and brilliant all at the same time. It allows you to have a lock screen accompanied by a customizable font and icon. It has redesigned icons, optional folders, weather and time widgets different, and a variety of ASUS color themes for your use.  Further, within the ZenUI, the idea that excites me the most is the ‘ZenMotion’- which allows users to access everything on their phone with just an easy swipe to launch a variety of applications, see notifications of incoming messages, missed calls, and a lot more. It also has a new Boost feature- which acts like your phone’s personal clean up assistant- just by tapping the icon, Boost will clean up background applications to free your phone’s memory and increase its speed.

ZenUI Launcher
In particular, for this, one has to simply swipe up on the home screen to access easy customization tools. You can then go ahead and choose your wallpaper, pick your icons and arrange your apps in a moment. 

ZenUI Launcher

ZenUI Launcher


Performance
The phone matches your needs of smart and quick performance at every step with its Qualcomm quad core CPU@1.2GHz, and dual sim-dual standby feature. Additionally, the Sonic-Master Technology delivers crystal clear sound to your ears, satisfying the music-lover in you. The phone is also probably more obsessive than you, about conserving power especially when searching for a signal, thus significantly increasing its standby time. It has an advanced antenna design that ensures fantastic performance, even in areas with poor signal. Be it for your social media needs, or your routine daily tasks, the phone has adequate capability built into it, to offer a power-packed performance. 

Performance


To conclude- this phone is perfect for those users that look for class, appeal and performance, without burning a hole in their pocket. The variant with the 0.3MP/5MP (front + rear) camera being priced at just Rs. 5,299, and the 2MP/8MP (front + rear) camera at INR 5,699;it can literally be the ‘Go-To’ phones for the budget smartphone section and is bound to make heads turn when you take it out in public. With multiple features on it, that still do not compromise on build, aesthetic or specifications quality, the Zenfone Go 4.5 2nd generation does all that and more, acting like the ultimate ‘Zen’ companion to your fast paced life. 

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April 06, 2016

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WhatsApp Released End-to-End Encryption Feature


Whatsapp rolls out important security feature named end-to-end encryption,
Maybe its a most important release which will be loved by public as messages encrypted increases user security,
When you update WhatsApp,
When you and your contacts use the latest version of the app, every call you make, and every message, photo, video, file, and voice message you send, is end-to-end encrypted by default, including group chats, says WhatsApp.
What is end-to-end Encryption ?
In simple words when you send a message, the only person who can read it is the person or group chat that you send that message to. No one can see inside that message. Not cybercriminals. Not hackers. Not oppressive regimes. Not even us. End-to-end encryption helps make communication via WhatsApp private – sort of like a face-to-face conversation, said by WhatsApp.
How does it look like ?
Well, its enabled by default but when you chat you will be notified,
look in the screenshot below.,

Message you send to this chat and calls are now secured with end-to-end encryption.
Also Read(Recommendation) : How to Become Beta Tester for Whatsapp

These days every technologies have its backdoor, In this world, feature like end-to-end encryption will build trust in users & protects from such vulnerabilities.
How Does end-to-end Encryption Works ?
Well, everyone will be curious especially tech geek like me to know how this amazing feature works, Here's what WhatsApp says about that;
WhatsApp's end-to-end encryption ensures only you and the person you're communicating with can read what is sent, and nobody in between, not even WhatsApp. This is because your messages are secured with a lock, and only the recipient and you have the special key needed to unlock and read them. For added protection, every message you send has its own unique lock and key. All of this happens automatically: no need to turn on settings or set up special secret chats to secure your messages.
If you want to know even more, You can download this PDF.

Advantages of end-to-end encryption
  • You can use WhatsApp without any fear of intercepting messages by others, your conversation will be end-to-end secured so that any third party,Government and even WhatsApp cannot see your message. How cool that !
  • Group chats are also secured.
  • WhatsApp calls also secured by this feature.
  • Vulneberalities protection.
Disadvantages of end-to-end encryption

  • Well I think user has no disadvantages, but government may be not so happy for this feature.
  • Government will not able to track anyone's messages in WhatsApp.
  • This can be misused as conversations are encrypted.
Meanwhile
In the UK, politicians have proposed banning such technologies, forcing companies to install "backdoors" that would weaken that security so that messages can be read by spies, as read in TOI.
Final Words
 I was amazed to see such technologies and hoping you too,
Stay Secure & Drop comments below for feedback & suggestions !

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April 01, 2016

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Hike Smell : April Fool Prank From Hike!

Hike is a social messaging app that is popular for its stickers, rewards & extras!
Hike just gets a new feature called hike smell,
Well I tried that but it was April fool as I smells like Trolled xD ! for its users(Screenshot Below),

Also Read (Recommended) : Get Beta Version of Whatsapp !
It tells more when you click How it Works ? from popup menu !
How can one smell from phone screen ?
Hike is always ahead in creating impressions on occasion by stickers,or this type of prank!!
Hike is growing popular among Young users for its features like stickers , ocassionally stickers !
Attach Smell & How it Works ? (FAQ) Screenshots are attached below...
DSC xD
Nose Blocked xD
Your nose May be Blocked ! xD
Up to You !
Comment below what you think hike smell is April fool or not ?
Have a Nice Day !
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March 30, 2016

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How to Become Beta Tester for Whatsapp

Whatsapp is rolling out update frequently with bug fixes & new features in its android app,
Android App Testing program can let you access Beta Version(Unreleased Version) of Whatsapp App,
Which version not yet released to public its in a beta testing mode,
So if you're also curious about new features checking in beta version you can become Beta-Tester for Whatsapp and can easily get all features in app before its public release.

All you have to have is,
An Android Phone,
Playstore with Google Account,
And some patience ;) !

Lets go through process

1. Open this link in Browser.
You'll have screen like this as shown in below screenshot.


2. Once this screen comes, Click on Become A Tester !
But Before click Read instructions written over there, i.e. You might get some bug or an unstable version . Finally after clicking you'll become a beta tester. after click you'll Get screen like this ! as shown in screenshot below !


Also Read (Recommendation) - How to Become BetaTester for Facebook

If you do not like Testing version of whatsapp app, you can anytime leave the program, and if you find some bugs then report to URL shown in screenshot above.
After become beta tester you'll get update with testing version !
Advantages of Beta Tester


  • You'll get the latest testing version.
  • You can submit bugs so they can make even better everyday !
  • You'll get early access to unreleased feature, just like if you got testing version you'll get whatsapp text formatting feature!
  • You can anytime leave Beta Testing, Yes it's advantage ! you'll get that later
Disadvantages of Beta Tester

  • You'll get bored sometimes getting updates repeatedly in some days !
  • Ofcourse it will bite some megabytes of your NetPack !
  • Testing versions are called so unpredictable sometime you get surprise what comes to a new feature or a terrible crash just like a one more unstable version.
  • Buggy version will get you irritate !
It's only applicable to android app users only !
Final Words
If you're Tech enthusiast & curious about whatsapp updates you should become a beta tester, but if you're doing this only for early access to feature do not do this as it might drive some bugs sometime not usually but sometimes !
Feedbacks & Suggestions are welcomed in comments ! Thanks for Reading ! Share to the Tech Curious People !

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March 17, 2016

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How to Choose the Right Camera for Vlogging



Aspiring to start your own video blog is not a bad idea at all. Anybody can make videos and share them on various platforms like business website, YouTube and others. To get started the most basic thing that you require is a vlogging camera. That is where the real confusion begins because picking out the right camera in the right budget is also important. Well it’s all about the right features within the right amount. Check out some of the features that you should look for while buying a camera for vlogging.

Purpose of the camera
Videos for different platforms have different texture. For example videos for a business website will have different kind of coverage; Videos for YouTube are entirely different whereas website videos are less complicated and simpler. The texture of vlogging you want to do will decide the camera you want to pick. Therefore it is important to be clear about the purpose.
Give it a shot
You don’t necessarily have to wait for the perfect camera to arrive. The more important thing is to start with what you have in hand no matter how bad the final footage is. It’s all about learning the right way to do it. you can learn with your smart phone or with an expensive set of instruments; either ways the first step would be learning. You can always have the option of buying a fancy camera at a standby and start practicing with video making because the perfect shot is when you get in the moment.

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Some good cameras

  • GoPro – a compact camera is the best choice for outdoor shooting by far. You can always make short films and carrying it is not a problem. GoPro can really help you shoot anywhere and it costs $199 on Amazon.
  • Canon T3i – is another great choice if you can spare $374 to start with. Having a DSLR has advantages of its own. It is different from the usual T3 because of its audio input jack which becomes an essential add on if you want to produce high definition videos and footages. 
  • Canon 5D – is a great choice for vloggers with its large sensors that aim at a perfect footage with clear shots and perfect lighting with a great resolution providing you with quality films. The focal length only adds up to the advantages of a better shot. The price is quite staggering but the device is worth the cost.
  • iPhone – is the easiest device available in the market to start vlogging. If you already have one then there is nothing else that you need to start making your own videos.


So before jumping into buying a new camera, experiment with yourself and get to know what you can do with the devices that you already have at your disposal.
Balance features
What are you going to cover in your videos is the question you must ask yourself before you start looking for cameras. For those of you who are going to record music or voices need a great microphone more than you need anything else. For this purpose get a Røde or Sennheiser microphone. For rough and forceful use you might want to have a camera that is water and dusts resistant like the GoPro. For more standard and official videos tripod is the equipment that you might want to get your hands on apart from the camera; the reason being that you would want a stable video for recording business propositions and meetings. You can make YouTube videos with any camera you lay your hands on as it is more casual. What you have to keep in mind is the techniques to shoot. The right features for the right purpose are essential.
Know your budget
Are you one of those who get a nervous breakdown after seeing the high prices of cameras? Well there’s a way of approaching consumerism. Since you have planned to invest your precious money in something it is only reasonable that you start researching about it. You will find a lot about vlogging and vlogging cameras on the internet. Your first priority should be defining your budget. one you are set that this is the amount of money you want to spend then look out for the best cameras  or top 10 best vlogging cameras out of which you can purchase a camera within your range.
Final Words
Feedbacks & Suggestions are warmly welcomed in comment section ! 
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March 12, 2016

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How to Become a Beta Tester for Facebook


Well,
I'm back after a long time, so a Long high five to everyone !
Facebook is rolling out update may be once in 3 month with something new & bug fixes in its android app,
But a curious people like me waits eagerly for the update, Facebook also can let you access Beta Version(Unreleased Version) of Facebook App,
Which version not yet released to public its in a beta testing mode,
So if you're also curious about new updates checking in beta version you can become Beta-Tester for facebook and can easily get all features in app before its public release.

All you have to have is,
An Android Phone,
Playstore with Google Account,
And some patience ;) !

Lets go through process

1. Open this link in Browser.
You'll have screen like this as shown in below screenshot.

2. Once this screen comes, Click on Become A Tester !
But Before click Read instructions written over there, i.e. You might get some bug or an unstable version xD. Finally after clicking you'll become a beta tester. after click you'll Get screen like this ! as shown in screenshot below !

If you do not like Testing version of facebook app, you can anytime leave the program, and if you find some bugs then report to URL shown in screenshot above.
After become beta tester you'll get update with testing version !
Advantages of Beta Tester

  • You'll get the latest testing version.
  • You can submit bugs so they can make even better everyday !
  • You'll get early access to unreleased feature, just like if you got testing version you'll get facebook reactions first!
  • You can anytime leave Beta Testing, Yes it's advantage ! you'll get that later !
Disadvantages of Beta Tester

  • You'll get bored sometimes getting updates repeatedly in some days !
  • Ofcourse it will bite some megabytes of your NetPack !
  • Testing versions are called so unpredictable sometime you get surprise what comes to a new feature or a terrible crash just like a one more unstable version.
  • Buggy version will get you irritate !
  • It's only applicable to android app users only !
Final Words
If you're Tech enthusiast & curious about facebook updates you should become a beta tester, but if you're doing this only for early access to feature do not do this as it might drive some bugs sometime not usually but sometimes !
Feedbacks & Suggestions are welcomed in comments !
Thanks for Reading ! Share to the Tech Curious People !

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