What is New in Galaxy Note 7

The new Galaxy Note 7 from Samsung is here. The Korean mobile giant launched it’s latest high end smart phone Galaxy Note 7. For those who are wondering about the Note 6, now it is confirmed that there will not be one. Samsung decided to skip 6 and directly go for Note 7 from Note 5.

New Features in Galaxy 7 Compared to Galaxy 5

Thinking of upgrading your phone from Note5? Look at list of Galaxy Note 7 features to find out what is new.

  • Unlock your phone with Iris scanner
  • According to Samsung, the new eye scanner is highly secure and more accurate than the old finger print scanner. But will the users be happy to remove their glasses and keep the camera straight to scan their eyes? We should wait for the user reviews and customer feedback to see how effective is the new feature.

  • Curved screens
  • Similar to the Galaxy 7 Edge, the Note 7 also comes with a bezel less and curved display design which in my opinion is aesthetically pleasing.

  • Screen with latest Gorilla Glass 5 technology
  • The new USB-C standard charger port
  • Both the phone and S pen are now water-resistant
  • Added MicroSD card slot
  • Larger 3,500 mAh battery
  • New S Pen tricks, like magnification and GIF-making
  • New color choices. The galaxy Note 7 coral blue looks fantastic

So there you have it.

Galaxy Note & Compared


Watch the video for the comparison.

Should I upgrade to Samsung Galaxy Note 7?

You are probably asking this question now. If you are a Note 5 user, then yes. Go for it. Note 7 is faster, got better looking display and longer battery life.
Galaxy S7 edge user? There aren’t many new features that will compel you to upgrade.

Bosch India Opens More Service Centers

German power tools manufacturer Bosch is expanding it’s operation. The Bosch Power Tools which started in India in 1993 has more than 200 employees. The company is planning to start 100 service centers across the nation to cater the rising demand for power tools. The firm currently operates 25 sales office across India and has a market share of 35% in the nation.
Recently Bosch moved it’s major production center from Bangalore to Oragadam near the outskirts of Chennai, Tamilnadu. According to the Deccan Herald newspaper, company’s regional sales director Mr.Panish told the media that they will open 100 new service centers in addition to the 300 existing centers.

Bosch mainly supplies power tools to construction and metalworking industry followed by woodworking. The company owns massive distribution centers in Chennai and Pune. Visit the Bosch India website to know more about companies operation in the sub-continent.

One Billion iPhones

Tools

ToolsApple sold it’s one billionth iphone roughly after 9 years after they introduced their most successful products. It is an great achievement by any technology company in 21st century. However Apple’s crossed this milestone while their sales are declining. According to latest reports iphone sales are down by 15%, while Apple’s nearest rival Samsung is still growing.

According to the research data published by garter in february, 2016 Samsung is now the number 1 brand in the over sales of mobile phones followed by Apple Inc and Huawei. With other Chinese phone manufacturers trying to capture more market share, Apple really need to up their game with better design and unique features to keep the iphone sales high.

Microsoft Tablet 2012

Microsoft TabletBill Gate’s Microsoft Corporation is believed to unveil the new Microsoft Tablet today; Monday June 18, 2012 at Los Angeles. Tech blogs and numerous gadget related websites are filled with rumors about the Microsoft Tablet. Are these ramous true?
You will have to wait for a couple of hours more to find out. However the incidents so far indicates that Microsoft is planning preview their windows based Tablet today. Eric Franklin the official cnet reviewer posted that he got a special invitation to the event. Considering that Eric handles the tablet review section of cnet it seems obvious that Microsoft is planning to uncover something that competes with Apple’s ipad.
With the exception of xbox, most of the Microsofts attempts to enter into computer hardware devices have not been successful. Will Bill Gates firm gonna change that with the new gadget launch? Let’s wait and see. They better come up with something unique to compete in the tablet market which is dominated by iPad and Samsung Tabs.

Russian search engine Yandex ties up with Twitter

London: Twitter has entered into an alliance with Russian search engine Yandex.

With this tie up, Yandex will tap new tweets in its search results almost in no time.

Among various social media tools, Twitter has been recognized as significant while delivering real-time information.

 

After this agreement, Yandex will have access to all the public tweets which lie in Twitter’s database.

The partnership is very much similar to the one forged between Microsoft’s search engine Bing and the social short-messaging site Twitter.

Although the global search engine giant Google has started to begin its presence felt in Russia but until now Yandex is seen comprehensively well ahead occupying more than 60 percent of search engine market.

In order to promote its own social network site Google+, the search engine giant is no more associated with Twitter for search results.

As per the data released by web metrix firm Alexa, Yandex covers the traffic of 2.8 percent of global Internet market, while Bing reaches to 3.4 percent Internet users.

More than 100 million users follow Twitter on a regular basis, while Google+ has around 90 million users.

When asked about the financial details of the deal, both Twitter and Yandex refused to give any statements.

Canadian diplomats doubt US peeping into sensitive information

Canada’s political parties fear U.S. intelligence agencies may breach their privacy and get secret information from a cloud-based Web site Salesforce.com

Under the laws in the United States, the government can ask any Web site to reveal all information to them without informing the concerned person or party, revealed James Williamson, information technology coordinator, who represents the Canadian New Democratic Party (NDP) in Ottawa, Ontario.

The NDP is at present the key opposition party in Canada whereas Conservatives are in the government. The NDP has 123 million records of many individuals holding key information under their possession. Diplomats showed their concern when the NDP was asked to seek for stronger encryption approach instead of cloud-based Salesforce.com as its platform for its e-mails and other contacts.

The party also stores its voter tracking information database, donor’s information and other things which need to be maintained in private. The Canadian diplomats want that the NDP should use some other platform, which it can handle alone and without any breach of information by any other party.

In case, the US government forces Salesforce and its authorities to reveal any information at least the NDP should be informed about that.

Varun Badhwar, an official from CipherCloud’s business development firm  stated that the unit provides  cloud-based encryption services  to Saleforce.com, Amazon and Box.net.

Cloud-based encrypton keys are used to keep data private.

Democrat senator Blumenthal presents bill on online security bill

Democrat of Connecticut, Senator Richard Blumenthal presented a bill seeking  protection of citizens’ private data from online data breaches. The legislation would punish companies and Web sites for breach of privacy in case the mishandle customers information.

Senator Richard Blumenthal andSenator Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut have always emphasized on securing online security and demanded for proper regulations on this issue.

Senator Blumenthal stated that the proposed law will make online world much safer for companies and individuals who store important and crucial information online. In the absence of proper legislative guidelines, it is almost impossible to prevent breach of privacy in the online world.

The bill­­ ­­known as Personal Data Protection and Breach Accountability Act of 2011,  has been proposed at a time when the Congressmen are in the mid of firing debates over online security  and privacy issues. The Democrat government is also going to look into the matter for establishing guidelines for online privacy rules.

The bill would be enforced upon companies that maintain data for more than 10,000 people in their online database systems. The bill will also incorporate storage guidelines and ensure preventing breach of information.

Senator Blumenthal was in the limelight due to severely criticizing breach of information in Sony company which endangered 77 million customers of the company at risk. Senator pressurized Sony to disclose the extent of damage to the customers and asked the company to notify them.

If the new bill passes, the individuals will be benefitted in terms of asserting their rights to sue those companies which break the promises to keep data confidential.

Firefighters extinguish flames at US nuclear lab

Firefighters saved what could have been nuclear tragedy when they beat back fire that was engulfing Los Alamos National Laboratory which was the preeminent nuclear facility in the country. This has caused panic in Los Alamos which had forced the authority to order for the immediate evacuation of the people who are living in the city. The residents of the city were put to about 12, 000 people.

The firefighters were able to extinguish the flames inside the southwestern boundary of the lab. The buildings were not gutted by fire but the authority said that the threat was enormous. The position of the fire was at 28,000 near the complex that is the location of the laboratory.

The plutonium facility of the laboratory was located at the north eastern site of the complex. The position of the fire was said to be in the direction of the south east. The laboratory occupied a very vast area in the city. The authority maintained that the facilities at the lab was protected against any threat by fire adding that it had survived the year 2000 wildfire which damaged some parts of the building and properties that were estimated to be about $1billion then.

The authorities also maintained that the explosive materials in the laboratory are safely stored at the underground bunkers that are made in concrete and steel.

Firefighters extinguish flames at nuclear lab

Firefighters saved what could have been nuclear tragedy when they beat back fire that was engulfing Los Alamos National Laboratory which was the preeminent nuclear facility in the country. This has caused panic in Los Alamos which had forced the authority to order for the immediate evacuation of the people who are living in the city. The residents of the city were put to about 12, 000 people.The firefighters were able to extinguish the flames inside the southwestern boundary of the lab. The buildings were not gutted by fire but the authority said that the threat was enormous. The position of the fire was at 28,000 near the complex that is the location of the laboratory.

The plutonium facility of the laboratory was located at the north eastern site of the complex. The position of the fire was said to be in the direction of the south east. The laboratory occupied a very vast area in the city. The authority maintained that the facilities at the lab was protected against any threat by fire adding that it had survived the year 2000 wildfire which damaged some parts of the building and properties that were estimated to be about $1billion then.

The authorities also maintained that the explosive materials in the laboratory are safely stored at the underground bunkers that are made in concrete and steel.

Phone operators probed over tracking policies

The United States House Energy and Commerce Committee asked the mobile operators to explain their phone-tracking policy. The respondents’ operators include Microsoft, Nokia, RIM, HP, Apple and Google.

The Committee asked to explain their policy on data collection, its storage and security. Also the operators have to explain how a person can get himself exempted from being tracked, and if there is such provision how vastly it is being advertised and being made public. The date of next hearing is May 9 when the companies have to reply in details. How the data I collected, who has access to data and whether the data collected so is being shared with any third party.

The information available from the hardware of the mobile is generally taken and recorded and the presence of a magistrate may not require. In addition, today we can store information on server also. This additional feature allows the more number of users and more people can access data without any borders restrictions.

There is a good feature in GSM SIM which provide information about the recent call location and the tower to which the mobile was connected at the last time. This information can be availed without having any issue with operators and all.

The GSM SIM already provides access to recent call location, and sometimes the last tower to which the phone was connected, without mucking about with network operators or additional paperwork, but allowing anyone with access to the phone to know everywhere it has been seems a step too far.

Congress probes Apple over iPhone tracking

US Congress is likely to obstacle Apple over technological transparency issues. According to legal experts, Apple is also likely to file a lawsuit regarding the same seeking justice.

Sen. Al Franken from a new privacy panel questioned Apple and asked to explain the reasons for tracking iPhone users’ locations.

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will also investigate the matter and a senator from Washington State has declared to interrogate Apple on his own. Apple CEO Steve Jobs received a letter from Franken following a report by few British researchers, which revealed that iPhones and 3G iPads were tracking users’ location details by using iOS 4 logged.

The mechanism can detect up to 100 locations daily. The device collects data and stores in in an unencrypted SQLite file, which the company can easily retrieve from its back up synchronization on iTunes. The device owner can also save it, on computer that is supported with Windows PC or Mac.

The US privacy and security experts have raised concern in this regard citing the unencrypted data, which can easily be accessed by anyone who uses a Smartphone or tablet PC. If someone loses his mobile, it can pose danger to his privacy as the person who steals the phone can use it for wrong purpose.