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HTC One X Review

It's mean, charming, exhilarating and power-packed. Rating: 8.5/10.

Nokia finally launches 808 PureView in India at Rs.33,899

The much-hyped Nokia 808 PureView withholding its huge 41-megapixel snapper is finally getting an Indian launch today

2011-11-25

Refreshed and Improved - Tata Nano 2012 is here!



The outgoing Nano was launched in 2009. And in just a couple of years’ time, we have the updated Nano already hitting Tata’s dealerships. There’s been a whole raft of changes made to the car; Visually as well as Mechanically. 
When it comes to the exterior, this little wonder now comes in 10 color shades, Papaya Orange, Mojito Green (Eh?!), Rouge Red – To name a few. Other additions include a new wheel-cap design and a much needed left-side rearview Mirror on the LX and CX trim. On the inside, a new beige treatment has been given to the interiors along with a new seat trim for the top-end variant.


Mechanically, quite a few changes have been made. The 2-cylinder, 634cc motor now churns out 37Bhp (as opposed to 35bhp) of power and 5.2kgm of Torque (earlier 4.8Kgm) Apart from the added power, the Nano 2012 also promises to be more fuel-efficient than the outgoing Nano. Tata claims a fuel efficiency figure of 25.4kmpl, which makes it quite easy on your wallet. The other thing that will put a smile on your face is the fact that prices remain unchanged despite the whole makeover. The Standard Nano costs Rs 1.4lakh, while the CX variant is priced at Rs 1.7lakh and the top-end LX trim goes for Rs 1.96lakh (all prices Ex-showroom, Delhi).
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Under the skin, other significant upgrades include-


  •  Altered Suspension Set-up
  • Tweaked Steering Mechanism (for lighter steering input)
  • Anti-roll bar at the front
  • Better Sounding Exhaust Note.   

Justdial launches Android App for India and USA

Justdial App Screenshot
India's leading local search engine Justdial has launched a free Android App which lets you search for businesses in your neighbourhood or city, just like its website or call-in service. The app is available to Justdial users both in India and the United States, the onlytwo countries it currentlyoperates in.


Justdial, like its name suggests, lets you call a number from any phone and request information about businesses in your city. Want to know the name of the nearest restaurant or the phone number of that car showroom you visited yesterday? Call Justdial and make your request, and it sends the requested information to you via a free text message.
Download the app and let us know do you how is it? 



We tested the App and it does perfectly what it is suppose to do. For example: If you select your city as Mumbai, it will then within a span of 5 secs give you a list of all restaurants, movies, events, hotels, deals, doctors, ATM's, Fuel stations and also you can allow the App to know your location and it will like wise get you a list of things around you. 


Screenshots:




News Source: thenextweb

iPhone 4S launched in India


The most talked about and awaited phone of the year finally lands in India but wait here's the catch, the base 16GB model of the iPhone 4S will cost your pocket Rs.44,500, 32GB & 64GB versions are priced at Rs.50,900 and Rs.57,900 respectively. Isn't that overpriced? Well that depends on how loyal fan you are to Apple to buy this one. India's largest mobile service provider Airtel and Aircel launched it today. You can get the 4S, which works on both GSM and CDMA from both the service providers. 


The iPhone 4S is powered by a Dual Core A5 Processor, a 8MP sensor with a new refined camera and is capable of shooting Full HD 1080p videos. The biggest feature is "Siri". Practically, a voice assistant app who will identify whatever you ask like, weather, reply to a text, set a reminder, ask the time, find a definition, call a person, etc. It will be like talking to a person. A lot has been discussed about Siri over the months. Poor battery life, Siri security issues, etc are the issues that came up with the iOS 5 update. Apple is soon going to release update to fix these issues.


Would you by the overpriced iPhone 4S? Let us know.

2011-11-24

HTC Sensation XE hits the Indian Market

After the launch of HTC Rhyme for the Indian Market, the Taiwanese mobile manufacturer introduced the Sensation XE. This powerhouse smartphone comes packed in with Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread and has received a price tag of Rs.34,000. An update to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich is expected by year's end.

The phone has been much hyped globally as it carries the beats audio logo at it's back. HTC has got into a partnership with beats audio with the aim of providing better sound quality for its customers.This model is an upgraded version of the HTC Sensation

It cannot be called as an exaggeration if I call this phone a POWERHOUSE of speed with the right cold red blooded bold looks. A whopping 1.5Ghz Dual Core Processor will justisy my exaggeration of calling it a powerhouse. Further, the 8MP camera capable of shooting at 1080p@30fps will surely awake the film-maker in you. And features like Geo-tagging, touch-focus, image stabilization, face detection, instant capture are all loaded in. 

A 4.3inch S-LCD makes the HTC Sense UI within the phone look more bolder than ever.
Features worth mentioning:
  • Beats audio enhancement and premium Monster ibeats headset
  • DivX/XviD video support
  • 768 MB RAM and 1 GB of app storage
  • microSD slot up to 32GB (16 GB card included)
  • Ultra-fast boot times (if you don’t remove battery)
  • Office document editor
The Sensation XE surely is the closest alternative for this year's Best Smartphone- Samsung Galaxy S II. Would you mind spending Rs.34,000 from your pocket for this powerhouse smartphone?

2011-11-22

How to Get the New YouTube Design NOW

My new YouTube Homepage


Do you want the brand new YouTube Design before it's rolled out officially?
Just follow this 5 simple steps:

1. Go to http://www.youtube.com
2. For Chrome - Press Ctrl + Shif t+ J 

    For Firefox - Press Ctr l+ Shift + K 
3. Click on the "Console" Tab
4. Paste this - document.cookie="VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE=ST1Ti53r4fU"; 

    and hit the Enter button.
5. Reload the website and enjoy the new layout.





Credit: Moritz Tolxdroff

2011-11-20

Best New Features in Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich [VIDEO]

 

Before you start reading about the new features, read everything about Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and the launch of Samsung Galaxy Nexus

Multi-tasking

Multi-tasking has been one of Android’s major competitive advantages over iOS. It took iOS years before it even incorporated a limtied form of multi-tasking, and Android 4.0 improves even more on Android’s multi-tasking system, making it easy to use multiple applications in the same time and switch between them.


Widgets

Another main advantage of Android over iOS has always been the availability of widgets, which allow you to see a lot more information at a glance on your home screen. Android 4.0 brings expandable widgets that can become as large as you want them to be, and you can also interact with them without entering the application.


Face Unlock

Face Unlock is a unique feature to Android, and it brings the convenience of opening your phone just by looking at it. It’s not the most secure method to lock your phone in the world, but unless someone has your picture and plans on stealing your phone, you should have nothing to worry about. Plus, it’s something cool to show your friends.


Panorama Mode

Panorama modes have existed before in other 3rd party apps, but it’s always been kind of a pain to use, because you had to match the sides of the pictures. Android 4.0 brings a new way of taking panorama pictures, by simply gliding your phone in the air, and letting the software handle the photo stitching to create your panorama.


Android Beam

Android Beam feature takes advantage of NFC technology to allow phones to communicate with each other and send each other different information, like contact info, links, and so on.

Features Source: Android headlines. 

Android has evolved a lot from over the past years. From Cupcake till the Ice Cream Sandwich, it has revolutionized the smartphone experience more and more. With each upgrade, it is becoming a more and more powerful OS. The Ice Cream Sandwich update has already been named as the Best Android Upgrade yet. It's still not confirmed when is the Galaxy Nexus, the 1st phone to have Android 4.0 aka Ice Cream Sandwich will be arriving in India. We are hoping to get our hands soon on a real one to get you real time experience about this tasty Ice Cream.

2011-11-19

November is back. So is the Autocar Performance Show!


It’s the time of the year when Petrol-heads are greeted by the holy sight of big, screaming, tyre-shredding monsters on wheels; A place where the topic of discussion is nothing but Automobiles. Over the years, we have seen some of the meanest machines on earth - Ferraris, Lambos, Aston Martin, the lot. The Autocar Performance Show is not any ordinary show for the usual (and boring) A-to-B cars, and the 2011 edition promises to be even more mental by the looks of things. 

We were there to witness the action and to bring you back a sampling of what the show has to offer.






The Autocar Performance Show is ON!  At the MMRDA Grounds of Mumbai’s Bandra-Kurla Complex. Gates are open until Sunday at 8:00pm.

2011-11-18

Amazing Inforgraphic on Average Day on Facebook

In this infographic, Mashable's JESS3 desginer and writer Zoe Fox examines engagement statistics with the world’s most popular social network-Facebook.
On a given day, 26% of users “Like” a friend’s status, 22% comment on a friend’s status and 15% update their own status.


The average user has 229 friends, of which 22% are from high school, 12% are co-workers, 9% are from college and 3% they only met once. In 2008, the average user was 33. Two years later, the average user was 38, five years older.
Compared with other social networks, Facebook users are the most engaged. Fifty-two percent visit Facebook daily, beating out others for daily visitors, such as Twitter (36%), Myspace (7%) and LinkedIn (6%).

Take a look through the data and let us know how your daily Facebook use compares with the average user. Please Zoom In to from Browser to View the Infrographic properly.
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Source: Mashable

2011-11-17

Skoda drives in Rapid at Rs 6.75Lakh!



Skoda’s newest offering, the Rapid, has interestingly, been around on our roads for quite a while. What’s more, my uncle owns one already! Now before any confusion sets in, let me clear this up, it’s the Volkswagen Vento that I’m talking about. And the new Rapid, is just that ­– a Vento with a Skoda badge stuck onto it. But before you raise an eyebrow at this one, take note: the Rapid costs a tad less than the VW and the idea of getting a brand new Vento for less money isn’t that bad of a deal, is it?


Despite being styled around the platform of a VW Vento, the Rapid is a true Skoda in the making, and this becomes amply clear with the ‘family’ look given to this car. The headlights, fog lamps and grille come from the Fabia hatch; the only redesigned bits here are the new hood and the mildly altered chin. At the back, the design changes have been restricted to a redesigned bumper and detailing on the tail lamps.



On the inside, the interior is an amalgam of Skoda and VW design bits, all rolled onto a single dash. The air vents, climate control and other buttons come from VW, while the steering wheel and audio system, with its big font and graphics, is clearly Skoda.



Under the hood
The Rapid comes with a choice of two Engine options – the 1.6 MPI Petrol (with the optional 6-speed Auto ‘box) and the 1.6 TDI Diesel. At 105bhp, both units churn out same amount of power, however, the Torque difference is massive; with the TDI putting out 250nm @1500-2500rpm and the Petrol making 150nm at around 3800rpm.


There are three trim levels to choose from; base-spec Active, Ambition and top-spec Elegance – and the choice, as usual, rely on how deep your pockets are. In all, the Rapid seems like a good deal and could well be a fast-paced contender in the current crop of premium sedans here in India.




Price list of all the variants (Ex-showroom Delhi)
Petrol
Active- Rs. 6.75lakh
Ambition- Rs 7.09lakh
Elegance- Rs 7.99lakh
Ambition Automatic- Rs 8.09lakh
Elegance Automatic- Rs 8.99lakh


Diesel
Active- Rs 7.95lakh
Ambition- Rs 8.29lakh
Elegance- Rs 9.19lakh

2011-11-14

Lenovo IdeaPad U300s - Explored!

















"DO MORE THAN TURN. DROP JAWS"
That's the striking tagline lenovo uses to describe this new IdeaPad on their official website. 
This new Ultrabook laptop hosts features that will drop your jaws as the tagline suggests. 


A 13.3" HD Display,  2nd generation Intel® Core™ i7 ULV processor, 4GB DDR3 RAM and a powerful 8hours battery life will be sufficient enough for this machine to keep you glued in while you work, play, listen or watch. 


Have a glance at the full specifications sheet: 

  • Processor
Intel Core i7-2677M (1.8GHz up to 2.9GHz)
Intel Core i5-2457M (1.6GHz up to 2.1GHz)
  • Operating System
Up to Windows 7 Home Premium
  • Display/Resolution
13.3" HD (1366x768), 16:9 widescreen
  • Graphics
Up to Intel GMA HD 3000
  • Memory
Up to 4GB DDR3
  • Hard Disk Capacity
Up to 256GB SSD storage
  • Optical Drive
Optional external DVD reader/writer
  • Sound
Stereo speakers (2x1W) with SRS Premium Surround Sound
  • Networking
802.11bg/bgn Wi-Fi, 10/100/1000M LAN
  • Ports
1xUSB 2.0, 1xUSB 3.0, headphone, mic and HDMI
  • Camera
Integrated 1.3M (720p HD) webcam
  • Weight
Starting at 1.32kg with 4-celll battery
  • Dimensions (LxWxH)
324 x 216 x 14.9 mm
  • Battery Life
Up to 8 hours productive usage



Top Reviews:

CNET

Rating: 4/5 
Verdict: Lenovo's stylish U300s Ultrabook is one of the best-looking Windows laptops we've seen and matches Apple's MacBook Air nearly spec for spec.

LAPTOPMAG

Rating: 3.5/5
Verdict: We like this Ultrabook's solid aluminum design, excellent performance, and nearly 7 hours of battery life.

ENGADGET

Verdict: Your $1,095 will be well spent -- the U300s is fast with good battery life, Intel Wireless Display and the best keyboard / trackpad combo we've seen on an Ultrabook.

TRUSTEDREVIEWS

Verdict: Lenovo IdeaPad U300s is an immensely desirable machine. It's beautifully built, incredibly light, should have top notch battery life, and the keyboard and touchpad are excellent. 

Watch the Official Commercial:

Behind the Design Video:

The Lenovo IdeaPad U300S is priced at Rs.54,000 for the Indian Market. 
Visit the Official Website 
Would you prefer buying the Lenovo IdeaPad U300S? 

2011-11-12

New Android event by Google coming on November 16th


I just read from Engadget that Google has organised an Android-themed event next week, with little more than the words "These Go to Eleven" right up top -- a reference to a phrase from the 1984 mockumentary This is Spinal Tap. To top things off, the email came from "Nigel Tufnel," Christopher Guest's character from the film. 


The event kicks off in Los Angeles at 2PM local time (that's around 5.30AM for India) on Wednesday, November 16th. You will be able to catch the livestream at YouTube.com/Android. It's good to know that Google will be allowing a LIVE event as opposed to previous no video shooting allowed events. Stay tuned to know more.




Source: Engadget

2011-11-10

HTC Rhyme lands in India

HTC, the Taiwanese mobile maker launched an Android powered smartphone curiously named - Rhyme in India. It seems the company has hired someone to give such crazy names to there devices. Sensation, Desire, Wildfire, EVO, Titan, Radar, Amaze, etc the list goes on.


Talking about the phone, the company has designed this phone as a special one for ladies. Accessories like the stylish wired headset, a docking station that transforms into an alarm clock and music center, and a charm that notifies you of an incoming call or text message add nice finishing touches to the look. Only “Clearwater” colour available in India.


HTC Rhyme is powered by 1GHz single core processor, Sense UI 3.5 and runs on Android 2.3 Gingerbread. A 5MP rear camera, 0.3MP front camera, 720p HD recording, 3.7 inch display, 768MB RAM, 1GB Internal storage, 1600 mAh battery, FM Radio, Wi-Fi, 3G, DLNA, and ANT+ support are all loaded in.


HTC has announced a Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update soon. With a Indian price tag of Rs.24000, the Smartphone targets to attract the young Indian lady. The sharp, bold and vivid looking Rhyme will surely attract your eyes when you look at it for the first time.


Would you buy the HTC Rhyme? Let us know or leave back your queries regarding anything you need to learn about Smartphone's.