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Windows 8 Review : Windows 8 Operating System

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Windows 8 review:  Windows 8 is quite a drastic shift from the Windows have typically worked. It strives for touchscreen-oriented use on tablets, smartphones and traditional PCs. The new OS received its more of brickbats than bouquets immediately after its official launch. The radical changes brought about by Microsoft in its new product initially shocked and confused many of the users prompting them to write it off. However, as people settled down and used it for a while, they discovered its pros along with the cons.

Windows 8 Review

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The first thing to amaze the users of Windows is the speed of the boot-up that happens within seconds. Next is the redesigned User Interface. The familiar start screen has been replaced with Live Tiles that make the new UI unlike the previous Windows versions. You can go to the start menu through the Charms Bar that appears when you swipe across the screen, making the experience more phonesque. The keyboard shortcuts have been retained and offer a semblance of familiarity. Revamped Task Manager, new feature of File History, and updated File Explorer are some of the features that Windows 8 Desktop offers over its preceding version. Though at first, the OS appears very alien and complicated, the users who have the patience, time and interest in mastering the new software are able to get used to it and understand it. Many have reported to find it less intimidating or uncomfortable than they had supposed. One thing everyone agrees on is that it is easier and more fun to use Windows 8 with a touch-enabled device.

 

The points on which Windows 8 scores include super fast booting; big security improvements; deep SkyDrive integration; great touch experience; and overall enhanced, fun and sleek usage with the correct hardware. Things working against it include disappearance of the Start menu; incompatibility with several older CPUs; frustration when using a mouse; requirement of touchcreen, touch mouse, clickpad, etc.; a modern UI that many find annoying; and a steep learning curve.

 

Whether you hate it or love it, you cannot deny that Windows 8 is the most sensational thing to have happened with Windows in a long time. Microsoft is looking at reaffirming its position as an IT giant. More and more hardware to be found in the stores in the coming times are likely to include the OS and so, you will gradually have to take it up. But those who are already using Windows 7 PC do not need to be in any hurry to move up to Windows 8.

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Vivo Strengthens its V Series Portfolio with V7 Launch

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  • Pre-Booking starts exclusively on Flipkart from 20th November
  • FullView™ Forever offer is applicable on the all new Vivo V7


New Delhi, November 20th, 2017:
Vivo, the global premium smartphone brand, announced the addition of V7 to its successful V series at an event in New Delhi today. With the launch of V7, Vivo extends its strong focus on camera and music with the revolutionary 24MP selfie and 16MP rear camera.

Vivo V7 Specifications

·       24 MP Front Camera and 16 MP Rear Camera

·       5.7 HD FullViewTM display

·       4 GB RAM/32 GB ROM

·       3000mAh battery

·       Moonlight Glow and Face Access

Priced at INR 18,990, Vivo V7 will be available in two colours such as Champagne Gold and Matte Black across all retail stores from November 25th, 2017 and can be pre-booked on Flipkart exclusively from November 20th, 2017 onwards. An additional 5% cashback offer is available for customers using HDFC Credit & Debit cards to pre-book  V7. They can also avail Rs.2000 off on exchange of their old smartphone.

The V7 extends the lineage of exceptional photography and features with a 24MP selfie and 16 MP rear camera. Besides a powerful camera, V7 also features a sharp 5.7HD FullViewTM display

with minimalistic bezels to provide users with a more immersive smartphone experience.

Commenting on the launch, Mr Kent Cheng, CEO, Vivo India, said, “Vivo has always endeavoured to provide the best-in-class performance, especially when it comes to selfie camera capabilities. With the

launch of V7, we are offering consumers another compelling proposition featuring an excellent camera and powerful performance at a competitive price point.”

For more details, please visit: Flipkart.com/Vivo-v7 

About Vivo India:

Vivo, a premium global smartphone brand, entered India in late 2014. With a strong focus on "Camera and Music", Vivo has established itself as one of the top smartphone brands in India. Manufacturing in Greater Noida, the company has a robust distribution network across the country both online and offline, catering the best in class quality services to over 400 cities, in 22 states backed by 400 service centres in India. Dedicated to the youth, Vivo became the title sponsor of the Indian Premier League (IPL) for 2016 & 2017 and recently bagged the title sponsorship for the next five years. Also have bagged the title sponsorship of Pro Kabaddi in 2017 for five years. Conquering the global stage, Vivo became the official sponsor of 2018 and 2022 FIFA World Cups.

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iPhone 8 Review: Features, Specification and Pricing

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Apple’s representatives took the stage in a mega event on September 12 where they made all the important announcements on everything that Apple has launched. And among those announcements, the most important was that of new iPhone line that Apple has introduced. Yes, Apple has introduced three new iPhones namely iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X. The news of three latest iPhone models might not be too surprising for many as it’s come after months of speculations and rumors. However, what might have surprised iPhone enthusiasts is the fact that Apple skipped not just iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus models but also iPhone 9 as well. Apple called two of the low-end iPhone models as iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus while the high-end release was said as iPhone X – in relevance to the fact that it’s iPhone’s 10th anniversary release.

Coming back to the iPhone 8 models, there are still plenty of features that are worth talking about this new iPhone models despite the fact that it is the low-end iPhone to come this year. So, let’s dig a bit deeper into iPhone 8 features and find out what exactly does this new iPhone comes equipped with.

[wpsm_numhead num="1" style="3" heading="2"]New Glass Design[/wpsm_numhead]

The first new thing that anyone buying the iPhone 8 will notice is the fact that new iPhone features a glass design. There is reinforced glass used both the front and the back of the new iPhone and, as said and heard, this change is basically for introducing the new wireless charging feature in the new iPhones. So, Apple has chosen to introduce glass into all three of its new iPhones. And, it’s for the first time after iPhone 4 that glass is used in the body of an iPhone. However, this time it is far sturdier than what we had years ago.

[wpsm_numhead num="2" style="3" heading="2"]True Tone Display[/wpsm_numhead]

As for the display of new iPhone 8, we have Retina HD True Tone display in both the standard and Plus models. This True Tone thing is the same that Apple first introduced in its iPad Pro 9.7” models. What it actually does is that it manages white balance of your iPhone display according to the lighting in your surroundings. As far as display size is concerned, we have 4.7” display in iPhone 8 and the Plus model gets 5.5” display.

[wpsm_numhead num="3" style="3" heading="2"]Dual Camera[/wpsm_numhead]

The new iPhone 8 comes equipped with a dual lens 12MP rear camera with autofocus and OIS capabilities. There are quite a few interesting capabilities that your new iPhone camera has to offer and on top of them all is the simultaneous 8MP image and 4K video recording. Both the front and the rear cam also have face detection capabilities as well.

Besides, the camera supports deeper pixels and an all-new color filter to offer best photos. There is also a Portrait Lightning mode introduced in the camera app. It will, basically, help iPhone users to capture photos in which the images actually stand out from their background.

[wpsm_numhead num="4" style="3" heading="2"]Wireless Charging[/wpsm_numhead]

Wireless charging capabilities now come to iPhones as well with new iPhones following Qi wireless charging standard. With wireless charging now available on iPhones, you will just have to put your device on a charging pad in order to charge it. There are no wires or cables involved at all. There are charging pads available from Mophie and Belkin already in the market. So, if your iPhone is just about to arrive, get one of these third-party charging pad for your device.

[wpsm_numhead num="5" style="3" heading="2"]New A11 SoC[/wpsm_numhead]

New iPhones are really going to be amongst the most powerful devices Apple has ever introduced. All the three new iPhones come equipped with an all-new A11 SoC chip. It is basically the incremental upgrade from A10 that we had in previous iPhone 7 models. The chip gives your new iPhone all the power that it needs for processing heavier graphics and opens it up lots of new features.

[wpsm_numhead num="6" style="3" heading="2"]Augmented Reality[/wpsm_numhead]

As Apple has long been working on VR and AR, it has finally decided to hand you over an AR-capable new iPhone. In fact, the A11 chip that new iPhones feature is considered the standard for iPhones to support AR with all its powerful capabilities. These custom-calibrated iPhones extend support for immersive graphics @ 60fps. Also, the new iOS 11 comes in to support AR apps on the new iPhone 8 models.

[wpsm_numhead num="7" style="3" heading="2"]Home Button Still Exists[/wpsm_numhead]

Yes, you’ve heard it right! New iPhone 8 still comes with an iPhone 7-style Home button. The rumors about Home button going away are true as well but that’s for iPhone X model only. So, iPhone 8 still has a home button and uses Touch ID as its security feature as well.

[wpsm_numhead num="8" style="3" heading="2"]Face ID Is Not There[/wpsm_numhead]

You’d say it was Apple’s breakthrough feature that had long been expected but, just hold on, Apple promised to introduce Face ID in its next high-end iPhone release and it has done that as well. Face ID comes to iPhone X and it’s just that it has changed the naming scheme for iPhones this time around which is causing all the confusion. So, in iPhone 8 we still have the same unlocking mechanism as we had in iPhone 7 and Touch ID does a fine job there.

[wpsm_numhead num="9" style="3" heading="2"]iPhone 8 Colors[/wpsm_numhead]

The new iPhone 8 will be available in three different colors. There will be silver, space gray and gold models. And, this time we have somewhat different gold finish as well.

[wpsm_numhead num="10" style="3" heading="2"]iPhone 8 Price[/wpsm_numhead]

iPhone 8 is available for $699 and has already started shipping. It’s quite a cheap alternative to the expensive, high-end, iPhone X release from Apple. We must say you really get what you pay for and iPhone 8 doesn’t lag behind too much either.

So, that’s all we have got for you on the latest iPhone 8 release from Apple. The new iPhone is already out there and we must say it’s worth a buy with all its new features and unique offerings. Go grab one for yourself!

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Top LED TVs Under 30,000 INR in India

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Over the last few years, TVs have evolved from being big boxes to sleek LEDs, from simple to Smart TV's and now even 3D and curved TVs. From viewing entertainment to accessing your social media apps, to watching sports and playing games, we're here to help you pick out the best one under Rs 30000, in India:

[wpsm_numhead num="1" style="3" heading="2"]Micromax Canvas-S Full HD Smart LED TV: Rs 29,290[/wpsm_numhead]

Micromax Canvas-S Full HD Smart LED TVThis Micromax product features an HD resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) with a 178 degree viewing angle and a 40-inch screen. This Smart TV with its sleek design and built in Wi-Fi and Miracast technology enables users to browse the internet on the big screen. The 3HDMI ports, 2 USB ports, and MHL enable super-fast sharing of media while the 4GB flash memory helps with storage. This LED TV is android friendly which helps in synchronizing user's smartphone with it and accessing it as a remote. The built in games provide great entertainment while the Digital Surround Sound technology provides crystal clear sound.
Overall, with its high-end features and complete package of entertainment, this TV is the best one under the Rs 30000 price range.

[wpsm_numhead num="2" style="3" heading="2"]LG 32LH604T Full HD Smart LED TV: Rs 30,000[/wpsm_numhead]

This LG product features an HD resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) along with blur free clarity. Life like picture quality is provided by the triple XD engine, whereas enhanced quality is offered by the IPS panel. This 32-inch LED TV comes in a sleek design, giving the viewer a perfect TV experience even from different angles. Other features include 2 USB ports and 3 HDMI ports, built in WI- FI and recording feature making it an ultimate entertainment package. This smart TV also features voice recognition, app store and built in games and sound technology, providing a unique 3D-like sound experience.
Overall, with its smart features and perfect sound make it a reliable buy. If you are looking for more choices, there is also a comprehensive list with specifications on Review Station: Best LED TVs under 30000 Rupees in India.

[wpsm_numhead num="3" style="3" heading="2"]Sony Bravia KLV-32W512D HD Smart LED TV: Rs 29,990[/wpsm_numhead]

This 32-inch LED TV features HD (1366 x 768 pixels) resolution with technology that scales up each pixel while maintaining the contrast and color brilliantly. With a sleek, classic design, this Sony product fits perfectly even in a small space. Surfing the web and social media sites is made possible with the built in Wi-Fi and sharing videos and photos can be done using the Photo Sharing Plus feature. The screen mirroring feature allows the user to supersize their smartphone screen and the 2 HDMI and USB ports enhance connectivity. Clear phase technology provides balanced and pure audio while the built in subwoofer adds rich bass to the songs played.
Overall, this TV offers decent quality which is worth the money.

[wpsm_numhead num="4" style="3" heading="2"]Samsung 32K4300 HD Smart LED TV: Rs 29,999[/wpsm_numhead]

This Samsung Smart LED HD TV features (1366 x 768 pixels) resolution and color enhancer technology with enhanced image quality and display. The sleek look with metallic legs is designed to fit into built in holes easily and can also be reversed in seconds. The triple protection feature protects the TV from up to 15KV of lightning shock. The pre-installed browsers and built in WI-FI enables internet access, and sharing is made easy with the 2 USB and HDMI ports provided. The Dolby Digital Technology produces a surreal sound experience while the Bluetooth feature enables the user to connect their phone and play music.
Overall, this Samsung product is a great package of HD entertainment and smart features.

[wpsm_numhead num="5" style="3" heading="2"]Vu H40D321 Full HD LED TV: Rs 23,999[/wpsm_numhead]

This VU product is an effective combo of crisp sound and clear visuals and features an achromatic display that provides detailed and perfect picture quality, all in one of the thinnest TV sizes available (39 inches). The Digital Noise Reduction feature and box type design of the stereo enable crackle free clear sound. Whereas, the Digital Media Player feature allows the user to connect an external drive and watch movies. The HDMI or VGA ports allow the user to connect laptops or computers to it and view content. The TV also features moisture and dust resistance which makes it easy to mount on a wall or table with the help of the mounting brackets that come with it. So, overall this HD TV provides good quality at a good budget.
Choosing an LED TV has never been easier under a budget of Rs 30000! Select the features you'd want in yours and pick one that you know will give you the best entertainment package.

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