888casino app

Real Casino Games with the 888casino App

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The 888casino app has been nominated best-in-class among players as the go-to mobile gaming option. Players can enjoy uninterrupted entertainment on the go, anywhere there is a Wi-Fi connection. The 888casino app for iOS smartphones and tablets certainly provides captivating entertainment, what with the option to switch between real-money casino games and practice-play games. Players can enjoy an impressive selection of skill-based games and chance-based games with over 100 top titles to choose from.

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Gaming Variety for iOS Players

Chief among the gaming selections with the 888casino app are the video slots games. 888casino has added several NetEnt games to its list including the following titles: Jack Hammer, Dawn of the Dinosaurs, Starburst, and Gonzo’s Quest. Among others, players can expect to enjoy a welcome selection of other games – casino table games, casino card games and video poker attractions. Blackjack, live dealer roulette, French roulette, American roulette and European roulette are readily available.

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One of the benefits of playing mobile casino games on the 888casino app is that players can practice for free before they play for real. This is the ideal way to understand the intricacies of each game before wagering real money. Skill-based games like video poker allow players to pit their playing smarts against the computer as they pursue the highest 5 card-hand possible. The most popular video poker games include Jacks or Better, and Tens or Better. For blackjack enthusiasts, there is no substitute for time spent playing the game. Players can improve on their skills by using blackjack strategy on the 888casino app.

Features of the 888casino App

The 888casino app has been optimized for iPhone 5 and is fully compatible with iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad devices. Players have quick access to the full spectrum of mobile casino games on the iPhone platform, with top-tier functionality to boot. Live dealer casino games are available too in the form of live roulette, live blackjack and live baccarat. These games feature real-life casino dealers in real time. Players can pick and choose their preferred dealers and betting stakes based on the table minimums and maximums.

The 888casino app is 47.1 MB to download and install and it comes in 16 languages. These include French, German, Turkish, Italian, Chinese, and English. The 888casino app download is 100% free and players can download it to their iPhone in a matter of moments. Since the app has been expressly designed for iOS smartphones and tablets, it features sleek functionality that caters to Apple devices. Players can expect maximum entertainment value on the go – wherever there is a Wi-Fi connection.  Another plus point of the mobile app is that newbies are handsomely rewarded with a new player welcome bonus. A series of promotions adds to the enticement of playing on the mobile app from 888casino.  Version 1.0.6 of the app was released in November 2013 and features 100+ casino games and big jackpot potential. Just recently, Ben C from the UK won £33,300 off a £20 wager playing at 888casino.

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What’s New in Version 1.6.8

New games are now available Café de Paris, Subtopia, Mythic Mayden, Lucky Angler, Fruit Shop, Disco Spins, Fisticuffs, Elm St’, Jungle Goals, Mafia Madness.

Also, we removed the game Roulette Touch and replaced it with the great 888 Roulette game.

Moto G User Review

Moto G: My Personal Review

Moto G User Review

Motorola was absent from Indian market since long time, but with Moto G it entered with a Bang. Putting this beast in absolute competitive price category and segment. I liked the features of this phone and hence ordered the same on 6th Feb. Thanks to Flipkart it delivered me on 10th Feb. Let’s take a look at the features of this device. Not mentioning any specs here as you can find that anywhere on internet.

In box contents

Got an average earphones, good charger and user manuals with the book, Motorola should have given better earphones and charger should be USB powered, now i need to buy extra data cable for pc connection purpose. My personal ratings 8/10.

Display

Just one word, stunning, color saturation is perfect and vivid. Viewing angles are perfect. Touch is very responsive and elegant. The Gorilla Glass 3 is doing its job handsomly, had been tired of scratching screen with keys and knifes but no success till date. My personal ratings 10/10.

Software & Performance

Pure Android 4.3 and i am loving it, no tweaks and no bloatware. Happy that will be able to enjoy Android 4.4 KitKat soon. Thanks to 1.2Ghz quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and 1GB RAM the phone’s performance is awesome no lags whatsoever in playing power hungry games like Temple Run 2 & Subway Surfers. The phone performs smooth as butter. My personal ratings 10/10.

Call Quality & Network Coverage

Perfect, was earlier using HTC Desire S and the Moto G is picking network in those areas where my Desire S everytime denied. My personal ratings 9/10.

Camera

Decent rear camera, nothing much to talk about and nothing much to complain about, not too bad and not the best either, however its taking good images as compared to Sony Xperia M and Samsung Galaxy Core. I personally liked the clarity of Front Camera. The phone is perfect for an average non photo-savvy daily user. My personal ratings 8/10.

Design

Overall happy with size and curve, the phone isn’t thick as mentioned in specs, its just the curvy back that is making phone appear thick. 4.5″ Display is sufficient, however i disliked the extra space below action buttons, that makes the phone look lengthy, Motorola should have provided capacitive menu and back buttons instead of on screen. My personal ratings 9/10.

Storage

I bought 8gb version as 16gb version was out of stock, i got around 5GB to use which is pretty low. Motorola should have given expandable memory card slot. There is cloud storage from Google Drive to help you out, but i feel it isn’t useful unless you spent more bucks on your 3g. My personal ratings 8/10.

Battery Life

I am using Wi-Fi 3-4 hours a day, 2-3 hours of gaming and 40-50 calls. The battery is surviving by the end of the day. Overall happy with battery life. Important thing to mention is that there is no heating problem upon long lasting calls and hours of gaming. Only thing i disliked is the non-removable battery. My personal ratings 9/10.

Wrap Up

I am mobile shop owner now and had sold Xperia M and Samsung Galaxy Core which are closest competitors of this phone in this price range. Moto G is decent and Value For Money phone specially for rough users as compared to the likes of XOLO, Sony Xperia M & Samsung Galaxy Core. Both these devices stands nowhere in comparison to this beast, You can find comparison of these three phones here. My overall ratings to this phone is 9/10.

Moto G is exclusively available on Flipkart.com in 8GB and 16GB variants, 8GB version is available for 12499/- and 16GB variant is available for 13999/-, Sadly 16GB variant is out of stock with Flipkart, but it is expected to arrive soon. So get your Moto G Now.

Employee Phone Monitoring

Tips and Tricks for Monitoring Employees on Smartphones

Employee Phone Monitoring

Employers are monitoring their staff largely through smart phones because of the growing rates of its misuse. In order to keep the employees productive and up to the mark, the organization often has to opt for such measures like to keep track of employees. This may not sound good ethically but they’re essential.

Is It Ethical And Legal For Employers To Monitor Employees?

When it comes to monitoring the employees on smartphones, usually the staff becomes aggressively lawful and thinks of its rights and questions whether or not it is legal. Well, most of us are aware of this amendment that Federal Law allows employers to monitor employees through their cell phones. Therefore, there is no reason to question the right of employers. However, this may refer to disloyalty or mistrust over the staff by the organization and thus few tips and tricks for monitoring employees on smart phones have been a great help in maintaining a thin line of trust.

Trust and Privileges

When it comes to the facilities provided, I personally prefer that company has the right to know what employees are up to with those facilities. When an employer can think of providing privileges to its staff, then it’s definitely his or her right to keep check. Therefore, there is no reason to question the right of employers. However, this may refer to disloyalty or mistrust over the staff by the organization and thus few tips and tricks for monitoring employees on smart phones have been a great help in maintaining a thin line of trust.

FIVE Tips for Monitoring Employees on Smart phones

1. Choose Apps Of Multiple Features

Choose the best iPhone spy apps that allow multiple features to keep tabs on employees’ iPhone. Such apps specialize in providing many features like GPS location, multiple users in one account, tracking of call logs, SMS, iMessage, calendars and notes and web history. Other added features that may also help are gallery, photos, and phone usage. All the mentioned features are just the basic essentials of such apps, if you want to install advance version to the phones that are going to be allotted to your staff then search for the respective smartphone monitoring apps.

2. Monitor All In One Window

You must try to monitor multiple employees just in one window. It is another hectic job to keep track of employees in different windows; as it will lead you to serious trouble. So view logs in one window and set the desired restrictions on the smart phones.

3. Opt For Economical And Advance Apps To Monitor Employees On iPhones

iPhones can also be monitored with standard apps to monitor employees on iPhones. There are a number of apps available, but you have to choose the one that meets your requirement and suits your budget.

4. Set Time Restriction

Setting time restriction is another useful trick to control the usage of the phone. You will be then able to only facilitate the privilege during the working hours.

5. Block Unnecessary Apps

Another tip to secure the excessive use of extramural apps on smart phones or iPhones is to block the unnecessary apps. This will make the employees more productive and less idle which is mostly due to distractions by the variety of apps.

Employers Need to Assure Organization’s Profits First

It is therefore the right of an employer to know what his employee is doing with the provided facility and duty within working hours. Even after the office hours, an employer must keep check if his employee is sharing some sensitive data or information to other traders besides using it for personal activities. I suppose, staff monitoring does not only make the staff efficient, but ultimately benefits the organization which is the main purpose of every business.

Author:-

Katherine Switzer is a writer and content editor. She researches new technology and writes on industry trends. She provides business services to employers and currently taking interest in iPhone spy apps that help parents in various ways being a mother. She’s a cyclist, sculler and avid blogger who enjoy curling up on the couch with good pizza and a movie. You can connect with her on Google+

Rumored Samsung Galaxy S5

Samsung Galaxy S5 Review – If Only The Hype About Its Specs Come True!

Rumored Samsung Galaxy S5

Before Samsung released the much awaited Galaxy S4 in April 2013, hopes were high. With unimaginable fine-tunings of the previous models expected, S4 was the Smartphone to come above any other Smartphone ever known. Anyway, it came and fans could not believe their eyes, holding such a tech gadget. It was tremendous. It was at the top but days down the line, Samsung can dare to promise yet another better than S4 gizmo! Who can wait for this?

What is probably better on it than S4?  Rumor is rife that Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphone has more than can really be told. It will probably take longer in the market before Samsung think of introducing another one yet – probably an S9.

First of all it is obvious that Samsung S5 will retain the best features in S4 then introduce several new and better specs.

What Exactly About S5 That is Not in S4

The phone will come in a completely sealed off aluminum casing. That means more flexibility in the way you handle the gadget since you will care less about dust on your phone. Sealed off casing is dust proof as well as water proof; thus it will be tougher on impact than the S4.

Galaxy S5 will be wider and taller, featuring a 5.2 inch multi touch capacitive touch screen. This is to offer improved navigation, improved resolution proposed to be 720 x 1280 pixels, as well as ‘smart eye tracking’ system. But that at least is the S5 exterior and it is already mouth watering.

In terms of android speed experience and capacity, being a 5, it’s likely that it will be running android 5.0 not android 4.0. Anything that could possibly come better by improving android from an already perfect 4.0 to give it a 5.0 is what fans can’t really wait to see. It must be big-time android experience. But;

The Pith of Galaxy S5 Specs is The Interior

Samsung Galaxy S5 interior is a real powerhouse. A 4GB RAM is what’s purported to carry its internal memory in addition to expandable memory and a storage space of about 32GB. That’s quite new in the Smartphone history because even its predecessor S4 didn’t exceed 2.058GB of RAM. This apparently will be in response to a number of people who needed more space and memory than what S4 can manage. They will have more than enough. It will also feature a 2GHz octa-core central processing unit.

In terms of internet speed and network compatibility, S5 gizmo will feature 4G edge internet at 5.76Mbps and open to GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 / UMTS 850 / 900 / 2100 MHz network frequencies respectively.

Best Smartphone Photography

The camera unit of the Samsung Galaxy S5 is meant to change the notion people normally have about phone’s photography ability. Apparently, it’s picture quality that every fan is waiting to come along with the Samsung S5. With a 16 mega pixels back camera backed with another 5 mega pixel front, with LED flash and a digital zoom, the gadget is promising fans great impressive experience in photography.

It however pays loyalty to wait rather than speculate a lot. The release date of Samsung Galaxy S5 is expected somewhere before mid 2014.

About the Author: Gaurav Jaggi loves to write about latest smartphones on his blogs, and is a die-hard fan of Samsung Galaxy Series of smartphones. Read more about the upcoming sensation Galaxy S5 at http://galaxys5us.com.

Android Phones Around 15k INR

Top Ten Best Android Smartphones Around 15000 Rupees In India

Android Phones Around 15k INR

With variety of Android phones available in the market, its always hard to chose one. So, if you’ve made up your mind to buy an Android phone with budget around 15K INR then here are the best devices that you can chose from and that are available around you price range.

Samsung Galaxy Grand Quattro

Samsung Galaxy Grand Quattro

This smartphone just touches the upper border of this price category, but it has borrowed some cool features from the premium Samsung devices. The beautiful 4.7 inches TFT screen makes sure that you do not look around while operating this smartphone. It has powerful Snapdragon quad-core processor with the clock frequency of 1.2GHz along with 1GB of RAM and Adreno 203 GPU. It has 5 MP primary camera with LED flash and a 0.3MP front facing camera for video calling. Fueled by 2000mAh battery, this is one of the best smartphone in this price range. This phone is priced around 17K INR.

LG Optimus L7 P715

LG Optimus L7 P715

If you can go with a mediocre camera and audio, then this smartphone has got best of everything available in the market. It has right balance of features and performance. With 4.3”IPS screen, 1GHz dual core processor, 8MP primary camera and 0.3MP front facing camera. The device also comes with a strong battery support. This dual sim phone is priced around 15K INR.

Samsung Galaxy Core I8262

Samsung Galaxy Core I8262

With 4.3” TFT LCD Capacitive screen and WVGA resolution the display is quite good. A traditional 5MP primary camera and 0.3 Mp secondary camera is good to click quality photos with LED flash. It is powered by 1.2GHz dual core processor and runs on Android 4.1 which increases its battery longetivity. This dual SIM phone is priced at 14K INR.

XOLO X1000

XOLO X1000

Many people might have never heard of this smartphone but believe me with this flagship device, XOLO could pose some serious threat to the Indian manufacturers and some other giants too. It has 4.7” HD display with 2GHz Intel Atom processor along with 1GB of RAM for the blazing speed and functionality. With 8 MP primary camera and 1.3MP secondary camera, XOLO has coolest optics in this price range and the picture quality vouches for that. it has 1900 mAh battery.  If you don’t mind charging your smartphone twice a day then this smartphone is highly recommendable. This phone is priced around 15K INR.

Micromax Canvas HD A116

Micromax Canvas HD A116

With an amazing 5” IPS display, 1.2GHz quad-core processor, 1GB RAM, 8MP primary camera along with 2 MP secondary camera and 2100mAh battery this smartphone has some serious specifications that would surely attract your eyeballs. The Dual SIM functionality makes this smartphone an enviable option. This phone is priced around 13.5K INR.

HTC Desire X Dual SIM

HTC Desire X Dual SIM

HTC Desire X has really become desire of too many people simply because of its decent looks. And with that looks comes a 4” crisp display, 1GHz dual core processor, 768 MB of RAM and 5MP primary camera. HTC desire also has an uncompromised beat audio feature. HTC desire X is a great value for money device. It is highly recommended, if you do not bother with an irremovable back cover. This dual SIM device is priced around 16K INR.

Karbonn S5 Titanium

Karbonn S5 Titanium

Titanium S5 has got almost every feature of the aforesaid devices. A 5” qHD screen, 1.2GHz qua-core processor, 1GB RAM, 8MP rear camera and a 2MP front camera. The phone has 4GB internal memory and 2000 mAh battery, this smartphone has some really great features. The device is a good steal at price around 10.5K INR.

Sony Xperia J

Sony Xperia J

This elegant looking Smartphone has a beautiful feel. It has 4” TFT capacitive touchscreen. With the screen resolution of 480*854 pixels, the display is rich and vibrant. With an amazing 5MP rear camera with LED flash and 0.3MP front camera, this smartphone has some serious firepower in optics. It runs on android 4.0 and is powered by 1GHz Cortex A5 processor. The device has 512MB RAM which is slightly on the lower side and 1700mAh battery. The phone is priced around 14K INR.

Huawei Ascend P1

Huawei Ascend P1

Ascend P1 is a candy bar smartphone having a 4.3” Super AMOLED screen, 8MP primary camera and 1.3MP secondary camera which clicks some amazing photos. It runs on 1.5GHz quad-core processor along with 1GB of RAM for seamless functioning. The phone has 4GB internal ROM and battery of 1800mAh. The device is priced around 12.5K INR.

Samsung Galaxy S Duos

Samsung Galaxy S Duos

Galaxy S Duos can be titled as the trademark device from the Korean giant. The ability of Samsung to produce smartphones for each category of the people has surely helped them to top the sales charts. Galaxy S Duos features a 4” capacitive touchscreen with a screen resolution of 480*800 pixels. It is powered by 1GHz processor and runs on android jellybean. The mobile packs a 5MP camera with a LED flash and a secondary VGA camera for video calling. It boasts of the TouchWiz UI same as that of S3. Galaxy S Duos is a good option for Dual SIM seekers. The phone is priced just little under 10K INR.

Best Free Android Launchers

5 Best Free Launcher Apps For Android

Best Free Android Launchers

Are you bored with the stock user interface that your phone is offering? Are you tired of getting up every morning and looking at the same old home screen that came as stock? Well, in the world of android, every problem has a solution; you just have to think of the problem! And customizing your phone’s appearance isn’t a big deal. There are basically two possible solutions. First, you can root your phone and go for a custom ROM, or second, if you find rooting too much of a task, you can download a launcher for your phone! So, today, we’ll help you decide which launcher is the best so you can move on happily!

Launcher 8 For Android

Launcher 8

Not all of us may be great fans of Microsoft Windows phone interface, but you can’t deny the fact that despite taking a bit of time getting used to, Windows user interface is great, and it seems even better when you’re “oh so” bored with Android stock launchers. Launcher 8 gives you just that. It basically turns your Android device into a Windows device if you go by looks. And it does so pretty convincingly. So why is it that I’m placing this launcher at number 5? Simply put, it’s the lack of customizability. You can expect wonders as long as you don’t become too adventurous, but beyond that, there’s simply nothing. There aren’t any widgets, yes, not even widgets! And besides, if you got bored of the Android user interface, how long do you think you’ll last with Windows.

Espire Launcher For Android

Espier Launcher

Now, after Windows, we’re now going to look at another cross-species contender, and it is the Espier Launcher. This launcher transforms your Android UI into a very convincing iOS UI, and the resultant effect is nothing short of brilliant. There are many online themes and plugins available for this launcher, but where this launcher fails quite miserably is the memory consumption. So much for the IOS experience, but still, if you have an over sized RAM, you can always give it a go!

GO Launcher EX for Android

GO Launcher EX

The next launcher in my list is one that everyone has used at some point or the other. I think you probably know what I’m talking about. It’s GO Launcher EX of course! GO Launcher EX has been around now for quite a duration of time, and it has just kept getting better. The best thing about GO Launcher EX is its customizability. There are literally thousands of themes and widgets downloadable for GO Launcher EX. The only problem with GO Launcher EX? It’s again the memory consumption. Over time, you simply want to uninstall the app and be done with it.

ADW Launcher EX for Android

ADW Launcher EX

Now this launcher has made it this far in this list by sheer power of the shock value it carries. I’m talking about ADW Launcher EX. If you don’t know a thing about it, well, check this mother of facts! ADW Launcher EX works on any and every Android device with Android 2.1 and above. And the end product that you get is Ice Cream Sandwich look! And to wrap it up, there are many themes available, RAM consumption modest, but may become perceptible on low end devices. Overall, this launcher really packs a punch.

Smart Launcher For Android

Smart Launcher

This particular launcher app has created giant tremors in the launcher competition on the sheer basis of its simplicity! Smart Launcher is the most simple and user friendly launcher app that you are bound to come across. It’s neat, and it organizes you app drawer automatically into categorized sections. The simple home screen looks absolutely beautiful with customizable shortcuts. And the best part is the RAM consumption which is almost close to nothing. So Smart Launcher truly is a launcher for everyone!

Samsung Galaxy S4 Active

Samsung Galaxy S4 Active Features, Specs, Pros & Cons

Samsung Galaxy S4 Active

One of the newest “Star” from Samsung is the Samsung Galaxy Active. Launched recently, this phone is turning many heads.  As soon as you hear about this phone, your first thought would surely be that what is new to this device that other Galaxy devices does not have. So to start with, this device has got IP67 certification that means it is dust and water resistant. Before diving into specification, I must tell you that this device has almost everything that every Galaxy S series had except a few.

Design

Galaxy Active brought in the refreshing new look into the Samsung’s S series. The design is not like the previous clones of Galaxy S3 which had brought monotony in the design of Samsung Galaxy devices, thus facing critics everywhere. Samsung finally has moved to the bolder colors, as you will see in Active, Samsung has gone with orange, urban Grey and Dive Blue versions which looks very much refreshing and promising too. The look is different from Samsung’s traditional hyper glazed finish but I like it. The Samsung Galaxy s4 Active offers better grip, wet or dry, thus giving this device a solid feel.

Display

Samsung Galaxy Active has 5” 1080p LCD screen, unlike the super AMOLED screen of other high end devices from Samsung. LCD screen has its own advantage, for example it is brighter and with an amazing 441 ppi density, the screen looks fabulous. You can also work with this device in outdoors, as its reflectivity is same as that of a 5” super AMOLED screen.

Optics

Galaxy Active has an 8 Mp camera, which is in a sense borrowed from Samsung Galaxy S3.It also has a secondary camera of 1.9mp but it lacks dual photo mode as is in the case of Samsung Galaxy S4.the UI for camera is same as that of the Galaxy camera. You will get sound and shot feature in Samsung Galaxy Active along with the ability to erase the unnecessary objects from your photos. You can shoot HD videos with your Galaxy Active, without a hitch.

Firepower

It has 1.9GHz quad-core processor, with the snapdragon 600 chipset and Adreno 320 GPU for quality gaming. It has 2 GB of RAM which gives you a seamless functioning of the device. The device has an internal storage of 16 GB which can be expanded up to 64 GB by using external memory card slot.

Connectivity

Samsung is known for packing loads of connectivity features on their devices and this one also comes with plenty of connectivity options. Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth 4.0, standard micro USB with TV out and USB host options, GPS receiver with GLONASS, 3.5mm audio jack, NFC and Infrared port are few of the options available.

Samsung Galaxy S4 has 2600 mAh Li-ion removable battery which gives you enough supply to run your device for a complete day.

Pros & Cons

The device has all the cool applications of the previous high end Galaxy devices and boasts of a dust and water resistant screen. The design is refreshing and the feel is solid. However, a LCD screen is not comparable to a super AMOLED screen and the primary camera is a big setback as all of the upcoming devices will be featuring a 13 MP camera.

Overall, this device is pretty decent and stands alone among the rest of its S siblings. Although the price is not out yet, but the speculation is that it will cost same as Samsung Galaxy S4 because of its added feature of dust and water resistance.

jbOS7 - iOS like theme for Android

Make Your Android Device Look Like iOS 7

jbOS7 - iOS 7 like theme for Android

Apple iOS 7 is here with lots of clamor and bang. The new update has not created the stir as it was expected from the US giant; however it still managed to draw the eyeballs of tech geeks all over the world. While apple fans hailed this complete overhauling of the OS, the Android supporters claimed iOS 7 to be the copy of Android itself. Whatever it is, if you are an Android user and has always itched for having the feel of the Apple, you can always do that because the versatility of Android OS provides you with an opportunity to change the feel of your device without tinkering with its core functioning and lets you enjoy whatever you wished for.

If you are considering changing the look of your device to iOS 7, then I assume that you must have heard about this iOS update and have gone through all its details. And for those who do not divulge much into the details, they must have been smitten by the design of the iOS 7 interface. There were lots of comparisons made between Windows and iOS phone on the OS, leaving android feel like a bit of an outcast. The developers at CNET have come up with a new theme dubbed appropriately enough, Jelly Bean OS 7. The theme comes with a slew of customizable icons that completely mimics the latest offering of the iOS that is iOS 7.This new theme gives you 3D feel but you should be holding a premium Android device as much of it depends on the hardware of your device. It works with Nova Launcher, which allows user to replace their home screens, provided their phones are using Android 4.0 or above. Although the theme cannot guarantee you a 100 % iOS 7 experience, also because even though there has been the official announcement of this update but the final version has not been unveiled and is still to come, but it does do more than just skin the home screen. As said by the developer, the theme also has a lock screen as well as well as two additional screens that acts as an app. For example, you press the weather icon and it takes you to the weather screen rather than open the weather app.

This all development and significant minute changes results in a really slick looking interface that looks a whole lot like iOS 7, while retaining the personality of the Android. And for those die- hard fans, who think that giving it a try might take them into iOS boundary completely, you need not to worry as you are just utilizing the best of your OS, its Versatility.

 

iOS 7 vs Android Jelly Bean vs Windows Phone 8

Apple iOS 7 vs. Android Jelly Bean vs. Windows Phone 8

iOS 7 vs Android Jelly Bean vs Windows Phone 8

Apple iOS 7

We are talking about Apple and when they do something as big as completely overhauling there OS for their portable devices, it’s going to be loved and hated in every nooks and corner of the technological world. Even ardent Apple fans felt that the look and feel of this new OS was jaded. The biggest change is that visually it’s all new, nothing has been left unchanged. iOS is the last major platform to abandon skeuomorphism and go for a flat look. One of the major changes in UI is that the back gesture is available in all iOS 7 default apps. One of the major changes in UI is that the back gesture is available in all iOS 7 default apps. Apple has introduced a Control Center much like android, windows, or blackberry. So, we can say that the idea is borrowed, but for good only. The new safari browser is better and faster. Beside these features, Apple has some new features, best among them is called iTunes Radio, which is free radio streaming service that you can customize with the artist preference. Overall, iOS 7 seems to be a mix of catch-up, curation and very less disruption.

Android Jelly Bean 4.2.2

Jelly Bean 4.2.2 is the latest offering from the android for their portable devices. Although there is nothing revolutionary about this update, but there are enough significant updates to cement Jelly Bean as the top mobile OS. The UI has significant improvements, can easily resize and move icons and widgets around on each home screen panel, or delete apps by swiping the icon up, which causes it to disappear. The system font looked sharp and smooth ever than before. The predictive keywords work amazingly well but only when you use completely English as the mode for chatting or texting. The predictive text engine of Jelly Bean is superior to the predictive text engine of Apple, because Jelly Bean provides plenty of alternatives too. The browsing experience was smooth and seamless, except for the fact that when auto rotation was switched off then some pages developed snag because they were not able to reorient themselves. This is a minor issue that can be sorted out. There is no Adobe, as Adobe has discontinued all mobile flash development. One of the flagship new features is photo sphere, which lets you take panoramic-like photos in a series of steps as you spin around in place. One important upgrade is Miracast support. Miracast is a wireless display technology that lets you project the contents of the phone’s screen onto an HDTV with a Miracast-compatible wireless adapter attached. Also a “Daydream” feature displays Google current news, scrolling widget information, or some of your photos whenever the device is idle or placed in the desktop dock. Unfortunately, you can’t combine these features.  The best application of this new update is offline voice dictation. It lets you compose messages by speaking to the device even when it is not connected to the internet- just talk and the words will appear on the screen. Believe me, this works amazingly well and never missed a word. It’s for English only as of now. With revised Bluetooth and quick Wi-Fi settings along with other minor but significant changes makes this OS the best available in the market.

Windows Phone 8

Laying low but still doing a brisk business, the Windows Phone 8 has taken everyone by surprise. When the world was giving credit to either iOS or android, window silently gambled by announcing Windows Phone 8. One of the biggest advantages of this OS is that it’s not the update of its previous issues but it is completely new OS. The duality between the new style interface and apps and the desktop environment is just to be found in the fresh OS. Windows Phone 8 brings more than just an interface and app-running capability. It’s also a set of services, courtesy of the new Microsoft account and SkyDrive. Live tiles are refreshing, as they give you any update on your device. Another advantage of Windows Phone 8’s touch implementation for tablets is that you can do nearly everything with your thumb; this makes sense given the way you hold your tablet. Windows finally introduced an app store called windows store much like android play store. One advantage of windows store over Apples store is that it allows trial version, so you can sample before you buy. Windows Phone 8 is probably the most beta tested OS ever released, and it feels sturdy in day to day use.

iOS 7 Features

Apple iOS 7: What’s In Store For You

iOS 7 Features

There was a continuous demand for a new OS by the apple followers, who seem to have been feeling pressure from their Android counterparts as the Android OS is updated frequently. Many of us think that Android produces updates frequently then why not iOS. So, to stop all the talks going around apple has finally released it’s completely new OS: the iOS 7. This update is crisp and gives a completely new feel to the apple devices. The apple iOS is not quite the game changer that iOS 2 and app store were, but it still has made a very much effort. Apple’s iOS 7 introduces some cool new features along with a completely new user friendly UI, along with some new system apps.

Design

The leather and nearly transparent paper feel of the icons and apps are no more seen. When you move your phone or tablet, apple promises to deliver 3D effect that make your wallpaper appear some distance behind the icons.  iOS is the last major platform to abandon skeuomorphism and go for a flat look, but apple did not wanted to copy it from other in the market and therefore it designed iOS 7.One of the major changes in UI is that the back gesture is available in all iOS 7 default apps. Whether you are in settings, app store, messages, Notes, reminders, safari, etc. you can swipe from the right side of the screen and you will go a step back. the important thing to note about iOS 7 is that although it looks rebuilt , it’s still very easy to use because the core functionality remains the same.

Features

One of the cool new features that this update boasts of is Control centre, which is available from any screen. You can swipe up from the bottom of the display to bring up quick access tools such as Wi-Fi meter, brightness, airplane mode, music controls, and many more. In the notification pull down menu you will now find, all the calls and messages you have missed and the new “today” pan that tracks your going on. There is one new feature in connectivity department called, AirDrop. It’s a system wide file sharing service between the supported iDevices.  AirDrop needs both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth ON to work. So if you want to share a photo, you will hit the share button, and automatically sees the other around you who are also on iOS 7. From there you just tap a friend’s picture and iOS 7 uses Wi-Fi and Bluetooth to send your photo (the recipient can accept or decline). It also offers the opinion to make you invisible to nearby iOS 7 users from Control centre.

The camera app is completely overhauled. There are four modes available- Video, photo, Panorama and Square. No dedicated switch for these modes, you need to swipe to get the desired camera mode.

Along with the iTunes radio, the iOS 7 also comes with a more matured SIRI, which created rave reviews when it was launched 1st. By far the most important addition is that iOS 7 SIRI can trigger action on your phones system setting, like turning on the Bluetooth or increasing and decreasing the brightness of the screen.

Verdict

This is one of the major overhauls for the US giant, since its 1st release in 2007. Amidst all these blitzy features there are some disadvantages too. iOS 7 has limited codec support, no lock screen shortcut, no widgets and limited third party social networks and services.

You will have to wait for some time to get hands on, on this Update. iOS 7 is not only cool enough to keep people interested over the next few months, but it also provides a platform for the launch of range of new generation iDevices in the fall.