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Technology is really transforming our life with so many apps coming on our way. Every day we hear about many apps coming to the market but very few of them mark an impact and make every one of us to actually follow them. Here we are talking about top trending apps across all platforms which are getting lot of attention worldwide and also pushed us to come up with this piece of article
Computex is the biggest tech show in Asia organised in Taiwan every year. It is a great platform for the Tech giants from around the world to showcase their latest innovations. At day zero, Asus has announced the number of products, including the much speculated Zenfone 3 models and a friendly home robot Zenbo.
Zenfone 3 family
ZenFone 3 Deluxe – Key Features
ZenFone 3 – Key Features
ZenFone 3 is a feature-packed smartphone that brings premium design and empowering performance to everyone.
ZenFone 3 Ultra – Key Features
ZenFone 3 Ultra is a smartphone designed for multimedia lovers, featuring a 6.8-inch Full HD (1920 by 1080) display with a 95% NTSC color gamut for rich, vibrant images even outdoors in harsh lighting.
ASUS Zenbo – A friendly and capable home robot
Zenbo is a friendly and capable home robot designed to provide assistance, entertainment, and companionship to families and meant to address the needs of each family member in this ubiquitous computing era.
Check out this video to know more about Asus Zenbo.
Stay tuned for more updates on upcoming events at Computex 2016.
Asus Zenfone Max entered the mobile market with much hype for its commendable long battery life. Asus has announced the new edition to its Zenfone Max on 23rd May 2016. It is touted to have the longest battery life for up to 3 days once fully charged! Yes, you heard me right! Zenfone Max is priced at Rs 9,999 for the 2 GB ram variant and Rs 12,999 for 3 GB. Asus has maxed everything in their newly launched phone be it the battery life, the processor or the storage capacity which pretty much justifies it being named Zenfone Max. Lets find more about the device.
Highlights of Zenfone Max-
Uncompromising battery life, OTG cable which turns phone into charger
Strong build and leather crafted design with amazing color options, chick n stylish
Android Marshmallow 6.0.1
1.5 Ghz octa-core Snapdragon 615 processor, available in 16 and 32 GB and expandable up to 64 GB
Design and Build
Beginning with the looks, nothing much has changed as compared to the previous Zenfone Max, as the looks are exactly the same. The rear camera and the placement of the side keys for volume and power are still same i.e. on the right edge of the phone. The back of the Zenfone Max is made of leather so it has got a good grip when you hold the phone and looks strong. As compared to other Zenfone models, this one has a more strong build but rest is same. It has a HD display of 5.5 inch and resolution of 1280x720p. The Zenfone Max screen has oleophobic coating , makes the screen fingerprint and smudge-resistant. The icons appear big, clear and sharp.
I liked the colors of Zenfone Max, it is available in bright orange, aqua blue, white and the all-time classic black color. The colors have a nice summer-ish feel, the orange and the blue ones will surely brighten up your outfit! I think I am going to style this as my accessory too.
Once the phone is charged fully, there is no need to put it on charging for the next 3 days! Zenfone Max indeed makes you “live a life unplugged“. For a travel blogger like me, phone battery is always a big concern as I need to use my phone constantly for calling, camera, work etc. Also, using phone with 3G or 4G, often eats up the battery faster. But with Zenfone Max, when fully charged, it provides 914 hours of standby time or 37 hours of 3G talk time or 32 hours of Wi-Fi web browsing or 72 hours of music playback or 22 hours of video playback.
The OTG cable which comes along with the phone makes it possible to turn the phone itself into a charger to power up other devices. OTG cable also has a USB port. So, Zenfone Max acts like a power bank too, now that’s innovative! It has this huge battery of size 5000 mAh which makes the phone a bit heavier but who cares if its giving such a long battery life.
Asus has upped the processor now Zenfone Max comes with the 1.5 Ghz octa-core Snapdragon 615 processor which enables a more smoother multitasking experience. It runs on the latest Android OS, Android Marshmallow 6.0.1. Although, I am not much of a gaming person but for those who are addicted to play games on phone can expect awesome and faster gaming experience.
I always look out for the camera first in a phone. And I am impressed with Zenfone Max camera. It has a rear camera of 13 MP and a 5 MP front camera with dual LED flash. I liked clicking pictures using its low light mode. It captures the finest details and the pictures look more bright and lively. With the laser auto-focus, clicking pictures on a go is a lot more fun now, it captures the image in 0.03 seconds.
So, I would sum it up as a great phone for those who have to travel a lot for work as one need not worry about running out of battery. Its battery life is its most promising feature and makes it stand apart from rest of its competitors like – Xiaomi Redmi note 3, Gionee Marathon M5 Lite and Lenovo Vibe K4 Note. It looks great with its fresh eye-popping colors and leather grip design. It runs of latest Android version and a good value for money makes it a good buy.
As an accessory, watch has always been my favourite. They add to the style quotient as well as an essential to complete a look. Undeniably, with the evolving technology, we have the luxury to incorporate both ‘style-n-tech’ into our attire. So, next time you decide to buy a watch for yourself, why don’t change it with a Smart-watch! I bring to you the top 5 smartwatch to choose from.
Apple had ventured into the wearable device market with its three sets of smartwatch – Apple Watch Stainless Steel, Apple Watch Sport and Apple 18 Carat Gold Watch edition. If you are looking for luxury smart watch with some amazing features too then Apple is the right pick for you.
Apple might be the costliest of all in the wearable market but it offers you something unique! Now, paying just got easier as Apple Watch is enabled with NFC (near-field communication) technology as you just need to double click on the button at side panel of watch, hold the front of watch near POS terminal and with the vibrating pulse your payment gets confirmed. This feature is available to iPhone 5 and later series users.
The Activity App installed makes sure to monitor your fitness regime and maintain your physical fitness goals!
With the introduction of Digital Touch feature, you can now send more personalised messages to your loved ones and friends. Draw an emoji all by yourself and share your feelings.
And I cannot end here without talking about the most notable feature of Apple i.e. Siri ! It just got more personal as you don’t need to put your fingers to work, draft and write a complete message to send rather just say it to Siri and your work will be done. So, no more need to type messages, time saving!!
The best part about Moto 360 – 2 is that it comes with affordable price range and has very classy look. The dial is circular in shape with size of 42 mm and 46 mm. It has Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 APQ8026 processor and 4 GB memory. Also, the basic Touch-screen, WiFi and Bluetooth features are available. Not only this but it also offers different strap styles like for men it comes in Leather as well as steel and for women it has a beautiful Gold blush leather strap. The price range varies from about 20k to 23k. So, I put it on no. 2 because it’s completely value for money.
I also found one of its feature really awesome that with just one tap you can change the color of the dial. It has also been designed keeping in mind the needs of women as its sleek and comes in good colors and looks way more feminine than the rectangular dial watches.
Gear S2 is one popular choice among smart watches. It has circular shaped dial with 1.2 inch display and straps of leather in black color, platinum and rose gold. It has Exynos 3250 processor. Email, Bluetooth, WiFi and messaging are its connectivity features. And the price range is about 15k to 25k. It’s available at flipkart and other online shopping sites.
It’s incredibly good with the price range and features offered by Asus. The new Asus Zenwatch 2 has arrived in two sizes and three charming color themes – gun metal, rose gold and silver. It comes in the metal case with leather straps. The rose gold watch is extremely gorgeous and the one in silver metal with rectangular shape dial is one sure thing to look out for. Asus has come out with a much improved version as compared to its previous Zenwatch. As now it has display size of 1.45 inch and 1.63 inch. The design speaks luxury, comfort and class.
It offers Bluetooth, WiFi support and messaging as its connectivity features. The internal memory is of 4 GB and its processor is Qualcomm Snapdragon 400. The only disadvantage I encountered is that it still has no GPS! Although, it has all the fitness tracking features and an all new wellness app. You can also control your phone’s camera with your Zenwatch like selecting front or rear camera and adjust the zoom. It has upto 48 hours battery life. Apart from this, you have a plethora of apps and software options to choose from.
It makes for a fantastic deal of looks, design, color and superb features at an much affordable price! It’s also exclusively available at Flipkart ranging from 12k to 15k!
Huawei stainless steel smartwatch is unarguably the best looking wearable, in absolutely nice packing. It’s stylish and suave looks gives it an edge over others. The price is about 23k and it only supports WiFi and Bluetooth facilities. Since it has no GPS so for the fitness lovers it might not be the safe bet. It has internal memory of 4 GB and Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor. Everything good so far in terms of its build and design but Huawei has certainly kept the price a tad bit up!
So, choose the one which suits your style! Also, if you are looking to gift something unique to your loved ones then I guess this would be a great option.
Mussoorie, Nainital, Manali etc are usually the first names that come up in our mind when we plan for a vacation in hill station. I discovered one lesser known hill station – Munnar, which rests in the laps of the god’s own country – Kerala. It lies in the Western Ghats of India. I have been to various hill stations in north India before but Munnar’s beauty is altogether different from what I have seen before. It’s enormously rich in greenery. No wonder why Kerala is known as God’s own country. Here are the list of top 10 places to see in Munnar.
1. Top Station
It’s the highest point in Munnar situated at an altitude of about 6200 feet. It offers a panoramic view of Munnar’s beauty and an exquisite view of the Western ghats. For the adventure sport lovers, it is the right place as mountaineering facilities are also available here. An early morning visit is preferable as you can see some clouds laying beneath you and the climate will be pleasant.
2. Tea Gardens
Munnar has abundant tea plantations all around it. You can visit the tea gardens and can enjoy a walk into these gardens.
3. Kannan Devan Tea Museum
Kanan Devan Tea Museum is the country’s first tea museum ever. It has always been a major tourist attraction and is located in Nullatanni estate of Munnar. Here, a documentary film is shown to the tourists which is based on the history, evolution and development of tea plantation and tea industry in Munnar. Some of the factory machines are also placed for display in their functioning form to give the people a real peek into the manufacturing process of tea. You can also chose and buy from a wide variety of tea and other classic tea utensils which are available there for sale.
4. Rose Garden
It is a wide and well maintained garden with a large variety of flowers and some medically useful plants. As I mentioned before, Munnar is famous for its greenery so this rose garden is going to be another treat for your eyes.
5. Photo point
There comes the photo point as you drive by the scenic view of the mountains. Its just a road-side place characterised by a well arranged rows of trees which makes for a perfect background just like a scenery being kept behind the photos. Don’t miss out on clicking some amazing pictures here!
6. Mattupetty Dam
Mattupetty is yet another small hill station located at about 1700 feet and its main tourist attractions are the famous Mattupetty Dam and lake.
Mattupetty lake is surrounded by huge mountains. You can enjoy a walk on the bridge besides the dam and go for boating in the lake.
7. Cheeyappara Falls
Munnar is famous for a number of waterfalls like – Cheeyappara falls, Valara falls, Attukal falls, Lakkam waterfalls, Chinnakanal waterfalls etc. Each one of them has remarkable -enchanting, spellbinding and gripping beauty. The Cheeyappara waterfalls is known for its seven tiered fall and is located in the Idukki district of Munnar.
8. Echo Point
Well as the name suggests, this place has a natural echo phenomena. It lies on the way to the top station view point. The lake has its boundary covered with mountains with very tall plants.
9. Punarjani Traditional Village
This place is famous for its theatre, dance and martial arts performances and preserves the cultural heritage of Kerala.The young and talented groups put up a great show for spectators. These theatre groups showcase their talent as they perform these two major Indian art forms i.e. Kathakali – the classical dance form of Kerala and Kalarippayattu – the martial arts of Kerala.
10. Spice Gardens
There are a variety of spice gardens in Munnar. Basically, Kerala is famous for for its Ayurvedic medicines and treatments. A number of herbs, spices and other medically helpful plants are grown here which reflects the greatness of our Indian soil. All these spice gardens also sell their pure ayurvedic products to cure various health problems like – diabetes, skin ailments, blood pressure, joint pains etc and also some exotic herbs and spices used in cooking. There are guides at each of the spice garden and they take you through a walk inside it while telling about the importance of each plant.
Post by: Moto
Oscars are the most coveted and celebrated film awards worldwide. The 88th Academy Awards night came to a glittering end with the celebrities making head turns at the red carpet and some talented work being honored at the event. This year, our Indian beauty Priyanka Chopra made her debut at the Oscars and looked like a million dollars in her Zuhair Murad outfit as she walked the red carpet. Although, it was Leonardo Di Caprio who stole the show as he bagged the much deserved Oscar for the best actor category. Undoubtedly, Leonardo’s win took the whole internet down with celebs all over took to social networking sites to congratulate the actor.
Have a look at some of the recipients of the Oscars 2016 and also catch the stylish ensemble and red carpet look of the celebs. Highlights of some of the main awards–
Best Picture – Spotlight
Best Director – Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu
Best Actor – Leonardo Di Caprio for The Revenent
Best Actress – Brie Larson for Room
Best Supporting Actor and Actress – Mark Rylance for Bridge of Spies and Alicia Vikander for The Danish Girl. This was Alicia’s very first nomination for Oscars and she won it.
Apart from Priyanka Chopra, another Indian made us proud as Asif Kapadia, the director of AMY, won the Oscar for best documentary feature for AMY. Priyanka Chopra presented the Oscar for the Best Film Editing to Margeret Sixel for Mad Max Fury.
Now take a look at the best dressed celebs on the red carpet.
Kate Winslet chose Raulph and Lauren for the Oscars and Leonardo Di Caprio wore an Armani suit. They posed together for the cameras and made for a perfect click!
Lady Gaga brought tears in the eyes of the audience with her power packed and emotional performance “Till it happens to you”.
At last, the most memorable moment of 88th Academy Awards 2016.
” Let us not take this planet for granted. I do not take tonight for granted.”
Ringing Bells, a name which has become famous overnight for making the cheapest 3G smartphone at an unbelievable price of Rs 251. Well, not only in India, but that (price) would make it world’s cheapest smartphone! They named the smartphone as Freedom 251. The little known Ringing Bells Pvt. Ltd. is a company headed by Mohit Goel based in Noida, Uttar Pradesh.
Taking the technology world by a surprise, Freedom 251 is said to offer decent features present in a smartphone at an highly affordable price but as per Indian cellular association the phone with such specifications must cost around at-least Rs 3500. Moreover, its manufacturing cost is estimated to be about 2500 even then its selling price is 251.. another strange fact to it! Freedom 251’s launch has initiated a strong debate worldwide.
The website, www.freedom251.com, especially made for the selling purpose of Freedom 251 has already crashed with the hoards of orders coming up for it. From a customer’s viewpoint, we bring to you some of the important facts you need to know about Freedom 251…
In good humour, I would say now parents don’t have to worry about their younger ones asking for a smartphone. Instead, it is available at a pocket-money price! You would have often heard people saying “aj kal, 100 rupay me kya ata hai, iski koi value nhi” I don’t know about Rs 100 but Rs 251 me smartphone zarur aa sakta hai (In Rs.251 you can certainly get a smartphone)….:D
Maruti has always been a name of trust. It has always been the first choice for people’s automobile urge. Maruti Suzuki India is the largest car maker with approximately 45% market share in India. With thriving competition in the Indian market and to maintain its apex position of the largest car manufacturer in India, Maruti Suzuki India came up with a concept called NEXA.
NEXA retail outlets are initiated by Maruti to sell its premium segment cars and to give its customers an experience of luxury and exclusivity. Its philosophy is about listening to its customers, understanding and respecting their needs. The vision behind this initiative is to consolidate Maruti’s position as the premium car maker. So far, the company has opened more than 100 brand stores within first six months of its inception.At present, the company is selling two models, S-Cross and the recently launched Baleno, under the umbrella of NEXA.
Going ahead with the philosophy and to enrich the experience of its customers, Maruti Suzuki has announced some innovative technology in this year’s Auto Expo. Models (concept Ignis and Baleno RS) are integrated with this technology and will be available in the last quarter of the year. Some of the features which I personally liked are:-
Apple CarPlay extends the iPhone’s interface to the car’s multimedia screen, enabling easy access to features like the phone’s call list, music library and Apple’s voice assistant Siri.
Using Siri’s voice-based access, the driver can use voice commands to make calls, review and return missed calls and listen to voicemails. The system will also work with other smartphone platforms like Android and Windows.
Nexa accessories & My Nexa
The company also launched exclusive Nexa accessories and services for ‘My Nexa’ privilege card holders – Valet Parking & Nexa Concierge.
MY Nexa mobile Application
The application was designed to give an exclusive automotive experience to the niche set of customers. Everything at Nexa will ensure that you have a relationship for a lifetime, hospitality that pampers you and technology that is innovative.
The application gives a ride of privileges:
Yet another spectacular show ended with a bang. Over the time, the show has become bigger with a pool of luxury brands showcasing their brand new cars and bikes and the presence of Bollywood celebrities taking it to another level. Indeed Auto Expo stands out as an extravagant platform where you can see the amalgamation of technology, luxury and lifestyle. If you have missed the show, here are the highlights for you guys!
Below is the visual story with key highlights from the Auto Expo. We have picked up a few cars from each brand which were the show stoppers and worth talking about.
Ford Mustang GT
The energy at the Ford pavilion was incredible and all the credit should be given to its all new Ford Mustang GT. After years of waiting, finally, Mustang makes it to India and the people were going crazy.
Here is the video that shows how Ford Mustang has evolved over the years and it still rules the market in terms of design and its classic look – truly an icon!
The wait is over for all those off road lovers, who have been waiting for an extra muscular off road machine. Jeep, finally arrives in India with a number of offerings but my personal favourite remains – Jeep Wrangler. It’s uncompromising off road capabilities and impressive on road handling, makes it a perfect companion for your off road trips and adventure.
The medium sized compact SUV market is becoming really competitive. Every brand is coming up with impressive offerings to have a share in this new segment. On the same lines, Maruti Suzuki India has announced Vitatra Brezza at the Auto Expo this year.
Maruti has also announced the special editon of Baleno RS. Baleno RS is being sold by the company through its Nexa branded stores and, will be equipped with some interesting state of the art technology like Apple car play. It enables the driver to have the access to features like the phone’s call list, music library and Apple’s voice assistant Siri.
Another car which is making a way to compact size SUV is Honda BR-V. Honda is expected to launch this car in India soon around the price tag of Rs 8 lakh to Rs 12 lakh (Ex-showroom).
Another super car that’s making a way to India soon is none other than Nisan GT-R. It has four wheel drive with 6 cylinder twin turbo engine.
Jaguar XE – The Sports Saloon Redefined
Jaguar XE was launched by none other than the gorgeous diva of Bollywood, Katrina Kaif. You have to check these exclusive pictures to admire these two beautiful ladies.