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Apps that are storming the globe: Prisma and Pokemon Go

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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

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Computex 2016: Zenvolution

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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

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Complete ZenFone 3 Family – Computex 2016

ZenFone 3 Deluxe – Key Features

  • Strong and light aluminium alloy unibody with Invisible Antenna Design
  • Ultra-thin 4.2mm edge
  • 5.7-inch Full HD (1920 by 1080) Super AMOLED display
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 4
  • Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 820 Series processor
  • 6GB RAM
  • 23MP Rear camera and 8MP front camera
  • USB 3.0 Type-C port
  • Rear fingerprint censor: 5-finger registration / 360 degree recognition
  • 5-Magnet Speaker with High-Res audio
  • 1.3mm slim bezel
ZenFone 3 Deluxe front - Computex 2016
ZenFone 3 Deluxe front

ZenFone 3 – Key Features

ZenFone 3 is a feature-packed smartphone that brings premium design and empowering performance to everyone.

  • 5.5-inch Full HD (1920 by 1080) Super IPS+ display
  • Front and rear 2.5D contoured Corning Gorilla Glass
  • Equipped with a 16MP rear camera and 8MP front camera
  • first Snapdragon 600 Series processor with 4GB RAM
  • Rear fingerprint censor
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ZF3 Sapphire Black – angles

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.

  • A 6.8-inch Full HD (1920 by 1080) display
  • World’s first smartphone with virtual 7.1-channel surround sound with DTS Headphone:X
  • Full-metal unibody chassis — the world’s first to have no antenna lines.
  • 23MP Rear camera and 8MP front camera
  • 4GB of RAM
  • Rear fingerprint censor
  • A high-capacity 4600mAh battery
  • Quick Charge 3.0 technology for rapid recharge times
  • ZenFone 3 Ultra even works as a power bank with 1.5A output for quickly charging other mobile devices.
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ZenFone 3 Ultra

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.

ASUS Zenbo - Your Smart Little Companion computex 2016 aswesay.com
ASUS Zenbo – Your Smart Little Companion

Check out this video to know more about Asus Zenbo.

Stay tuned for more updates on upcoming events at Computex 2016.

Review:Live Unplugged with Asus Zenfone Max

Asus appointments Bollywood diva – Sonakshi Sinha as the brand’s first-ever brand ambassador in India. aswesay.com

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.

Asus appointments Bollywood diva – Sonakshi Sinha as first-ever brand ambassador in India. aswesay.com
Asus appointments Bollywood diva – Sonakshi Sinha as first-ever brand ambassador in India.

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.

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Zenfone Max – 5.5” HD display
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Asus Zenfone Max – Leather crafted rear cover

 

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.

Battery Life

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.

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Asus Zenfone Max – 5000 MAh battery

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.

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Zenfone Max bundled with OTG Cable

Processor

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.

Camera

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.

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Zenfone Max – 13 Mega pixel Rear Camera with laser auto focus

Sample Images

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Asus Zenfone Max – HDR Mode
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HDR Mode – Zenfone Max
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Night Mode

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.

 

Wearable devices: Best 5 smartwatch to choose from

Wearable devices

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.

  1. Apple Watch

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.

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Apple watch

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.

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Apple watch – Sport

The Activity App installed makes sure to monitor your fitness regime and maintain your physical fitness goals!

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Apple Watch Edition 18 Carat Gold

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!!

  1. Moto 360 – 2nd Generation
Moto-360 - 2
Moto-360 – 2nd Generation

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.

  1. Samsung Gear S2
Samsung Gear S2 aswesay.com best smartwatch 2016
Samsung Gear S2
Samsung smartwatch gear 2 aswesay.com best smartwatch 2016
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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.

  1. Asus Zenwatch 2

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Asus Zenwatch 2 aswesay.com best smartwatch 2016
Asus Zenwatch 2

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.

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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!

  1. Huawei
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Huawei smartwatch

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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.

 

 

10 best places to see in Munnar

Munnar

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.

Exotic view from Top station - Munnar
Exotic view from Top station – Munnar
Top Station view point - Munnar
Top Station view point – Munnar

 

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.

Tea Garden - Munnar
Tea Garden – Munnar
Tea Gardens on the way to tea museum - Munnar
Tea Gardens on the way to tea museum – Munnar
Perfect drive way to tea gardens - Munnar
Perfect drive way to tea gardens – Munnar

 

3. Kannan Devan Tea Museum

Kanan Devan Tea Museum - Munnar
Kanan Devan Tea Museum – Munnar

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.

Way to the tea museum-Kanan Devan Tea Museum, Munnar
Way to the tea museum-Kanan Devan Tea Museum, Munnar
Exotic view of the tea plantations - Munnar
Exotic view of the tea plantations – Munnar
View from Kanan Devan Tea Museum-Spice Garden, Munnar
View from Kanan Devan Tea Museum-Spice Garden, Munnar

 

 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.

Rose Garden - Munnar
Rose Garden – Munnar
Hundreds of distinct flower plants at Rose Garden - Munnar
Hundreds of distinct flower plants at Rose Garden – Munnar
Beautifully maintained with vivid color plants - Rose Garden, Munnar
Beautifully maintained with vivid color plants – Rose Garden, Munnar

               

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!

Scenic view
Scenic view
Lush greens - Photo point - Munnar
Lush greens – Photo point – Munnar

 

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 Dam - Munnar
Mattupetty Dam – Munnar

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.

Mattupetty lake - Munnar
Mattupetty lake – Munnar
Panoramic View - Mattupetty Lake, Munnar
Panoramic View – Mattupetty Lake, Munnar
Lake side view - Mattupetty, Munnar
Lake side view – Mattupetty, Munnar

 

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.

Cheeyappara Waterfalls - Munnar
Cheeyappara Waterfalls – Munnar
The seven tiered Cheeyappara waterfall - Munnar
The seven tiered Cheeyappara waterfall – Munnar

 

8. Echo Point

Echo Point - Munnar
Echo Point – Munnar

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.

Lake at Echo Point- Munnar
Lake at Echo Point- Munnar
Lake at Echo Point - Munnar
Lake at Echo Point – Munnar

 

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.

Kathakali performance at Punarjali Village - Munnar
Kathakali performance at Punarjani Village – Munnar
Theatre group enacting a scene from famous dance form kathakali - Punarjani Village, Munnar
Theatre group enacting a scene from famous dance form kathakali – Punarjani Village, Munnar
Kalariyapattu show - Punarjani Village, Munnar
Kalarippayattu show – Punarjani Village, Munnar

 

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.

Black pepper plant - Spice Garden, Munnar
Black pepper plant – Spice Garden, Munnar
Fine quality black pepper
Fine quality black pepper
Lady Finger Banana Tree - Spice Garden, Munnar
Lady Finger Banana Tree – Spice Garden, Munnar
Brahmi plantation-Spice Garden, Munnar
Brahmi plantation-Spice Garden, Munnar
Insulin plant - Spice Garden, Munnar
Insulin plant – Spice Garden, Munnar
Pumpkin trees - Spice Garden, Munnar
Pumpkin trees – Spice Garden, Munnar

 

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Oscars 2016 Highlights

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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.

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Leonardo DiCaprio Oscars 2016 – Best 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.

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Cate Blanchett wore a floral Armani Prive gown embellished with Swarovski crystals with jewellery from Tiffany & Co.
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Jennifer Lawrence in a sheer black lace Dior outfit

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!

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The Titanic Reunion: Leonardo Di Caprio with Kate Winslet
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Charlize Theron in a red Plunging neckline gown by Dior
Oscar winner for Best Actress - Brie Larson Oscars 2016 aswesay.com
Oscar winner for Best Actress – Brie Larson looked elegant in a custom made Gucci gown
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Best Supporting Actress – Alicia Vikander posing for the cameras looked vibrant in a yellow Louis Vuitton dress
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Gorgeous leggy lass – Rachel Mc Adams donned a blackless jade-coloured August Getty Atelier halterneck dress with heels from Stuart Weitzman
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Priyanka Chopra looked stunning at the red carpet. she wore a white sheer Zuhair Murad strapeless gown paired with big chunky diamond earrings. She matched her outfit with a Rouwolf clutch.
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On-stage: Priyanka Chopra; She wore diamond rings and earrings worth millions.
Priyanks Chopra presenting the Oscar to Margaret Sixel for Mad Max Fury in the best film editing category Oscars 2016 aswesay.com
Priyanka Chopra presenting the Oscar to Margaret Sixel for Mad Max Fury in the best film editing category
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Jennifer Garner in a one shoulder Ateiler Versace gown
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Lady Gaga wearing a white jumpsuit by Brandon Maxwell

Lady Gaga brought tears in the eyes of the audience with her power packed and emotional performance “Till it happens to you”.

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Charlotte Riley and Tom Hardy
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The legend – Steven Speilberg and Kate Capshaw
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Julianne Moore in Chanel gown
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The Martian Actor – Matt Damon arrived with his wife Luciana Barroso; He got nominated in Best Actor category

 

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.”

Freedom 251: Ten things you should know about it

Freedom 251- World's cheapest smartphone

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…

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Freedom 251
  • Freedom 251 has Android Lollipop 5.1 Operating System.
  • A 3.2 MP rear camera and 0.3 MP front camera will be provided in this budget smartphone.
  • The screen size is expected to be 4 inches.
  • It will have 8 GB internal memory with expandable memory upto 32 GB with micro-SD card.
  • It comes with one year warranty and Ringing Bells offers 650 service centres across the country.
  • In addition to its much-hyped 251 price tag, an extra Rs 40 is to be paid as its shipping charges.
  • Its pre-bookings began on 18 Feb 2016 at 6 am.There is a point to be noted before you plan to book for this phone that the delivery has some restricted addresses and will take up to 4 months time.
  • It is said to offer the best network coverage in the given range and supports 3G network.
  • It will be pre-loaded with Google Play store and WhatsApp. Also, it is said to be loaded with other recently launched govt. apps, one of them being – Swachch Bharat  app.
  • Launched on 17 Feb 2016, the launch event took place in presence of BJP MP Murli Manohar Joshi in New Delhi.

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

 

Nexa: Taking the customer experience to the next level

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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.

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Nexa Brand Store

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.

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Maruti Suzuki announced the all new Baleno RS and Ignis

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

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.

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Apple Car Play

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.

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Nexa Branded Accessories

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.

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My Nexa App

The application gives a ride of privileges:

  • Personal 24*7 accessible NEXA account with instant notifications and updates.
  • Complete vehicle information and car manual
  • Planning every service visit in advance with “Service Appointment”.
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Auto Expo 2016: Highlights and Image Gallery

katrina kaif with all new Jaguar XE Auto-Expo 2016 aswesay.com

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!

Ford Mustang - Spirit of freedom - aswesay.com
Ford Mustang – Spirit of freedom
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Ford Mustang GT

 

Jeep
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.

Jeep Wrangler- Front look aswesay.com
Jeep Wrangler- Front look
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Jeep Wrangler
Jeep Wrangler - Open look aswesay.com
Jeep Wrangler – Open look
Jeep SRT aswesay.com
Jeep SRT
Jeep SRT - Side look aswesay.com
Jeep SRT – Side look

 

Vitara Brezza

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.

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Vitara Brezza

 

Baleno RS

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.

Maruti Ssuzuki Baleno RS aswesay.com
Maruti Ssuzuki Baleno RS

 

Honda BR-V

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).

Honda BR-V aswesay.com
Honda BR-V

 

Nisan GTR

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.

Nissan GTR aswesay.com
Nissan GTR
Nissan GTR - signature four round tail lights - aswesay.com
Nissan GTR – signature four round tail lights

 

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.

katrina kaif with all new Jaguar XE Auto-Expo 2016 aswesay.com
katrina kaif with all new Jaguar XE Auto-Expo 2016
Jaguar XE - Katrina Kaif India Auto Expo aswesay.com
Jaguar XE – Katrina Kaif

 

Audi

Audi Prologue - Closer look of wheel aswesay.com
Audi Prologue – Closer look of wheel
Audi Prologue aswesay.com
Audi Prologue
Audi Prologue-Front look aswesay.com
Audi Prologue-Front look
Alia Bhatt and Virat Kohli checking all in Audi R8 aswesay.com
Alia Bhatt and Virat Kohli checking all in Audi R8
Virat kohli at Auto Expo 2016 aswesay.com
Virat kohli at Auto Expo 2016

 

BMW

BMW i8 - Sneak Peek aswesay.com
BMW i8 – Sneak Peek
BMW i8 at Auto Expo 2016 aswesay.com
BMW i8 at Auto Expo 2016
BMW X6M at Auto Expo 2016 aswesay.com
BMW X6M at Auto Expo 2016
Sachin Tendulkar with all new BMW 7 Series aswesay.com
Sachin Tendulkar with all new BMW 7 Series

 

Random shots

Jeep Wrangler - Auto Expo 2016 aswesay.com
Jeep Wrangler – Auto Expo 2016
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Classic Nissan sports car
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Honda Motors
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Hyundai Concept Car
Hyundai Sports concept Car in auto expo 2016 aswesay.com
Hyundai Sports concept Car in auto expo 2016
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Anil Kapoor with limited edition S-Cross at Auto Expo 2016
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Aprilia Bikes
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Aprilia Bikes-Auto Expo India 2016
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Benelli Bikes – Auto Expo India
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Benelli Bikes
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Honda CBR at Auto Expo 2016
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Honda Navi
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Indian Bikes
Triumph Bikes aswesay.com
Triumph Bikes
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Triumph Roadster
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TVS Bikes
TVS Bikes - Show Girl aswesay.com
TVS Bikes
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Vespa Bikes
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Yamaha Bikes