Top Trending Apps for Android

Android operating system is the preferred choice for the internet savvy people of today, because it is an open-source operating system and comes with a plethora of Apps. In fact there are so many Android Apps available now that the whole experience of choosing the right Apps can get quite intimidating. Thus, to make your life simpler, we have prepared a list of top trending apps for Android :-

– Synoped

Synoped calls itself an “App for millennials” and it truly does justice to that name. From latest trending news to top memes and virals of the day, it has got lots of exciting content to keep you hooked. On the news front, it gives you a fully summarized fresh news update, which has already become quite popular with android smart-phone users.

– Microsoft To Do

The Microsoft To Do is one of the best “to do list” apps for Andorid. This intelligent task management app helps you prioritize your tasks and effectively plan and manage your day. You can create a list for anything – for office work, for your personal home projects, buying groceries from the market or watching movies – the list is endless. You even have the option of personalizing each list with colorful and quirky themes. Since this android app is built on Office 365, you can easily integrate it with your Outlook account.

– Glasswire

How many times has it happened that your internet data usage exceeded the total quota that was available and you were left wondering where you consumed such a great volume of internet data? The Glasswire Android App now lets you easily keep track of your mobile internet data usage and Wi-Fi internet activity. You can even see a live graph clearly showing which Apps are consuming maximum internet data. The App also sends you alerts and notifications if you are nearing your data usage limit.

– Camera FV-5

This Android App caters to professional photographers as it puts DSLR-like manual controls in your smart-phone. Exposure compensation, ISO, light metering mode, focus mode, program mode, white balance, adjusting manual shutter speed and many more – you get full control over all photographic parameters. With long exposure times, you can also take brilliant night photos. The best part is that you can post-process all the photographs on your computer to get that perfect shot and fire up your Instagram.

– LastPass

In modern times, everyone has multiple social media, E-mail and bank accounts and it is tough to remember all passwords. LastPass is a very useful password manager that locks your passwords in a secure vault and auto-fills your app logins for you. You only need to generate one password with LastPass and it handles the rest. LastPass can be used to control all your devices, i.e. your personal computer, laptop, tablet, phones etcetera. Anything that you save on one device is available on other devices as well.

– PicsArt Photo Studio

With the advent of Facebook, Instagram and other photo-sharing apps, photo-editing software are in huge demand. PicsArt is the best mobile photo editor available in the market as it offers much more than just filters. Tools, Effects, Collage maker, Camera, free clipart library, artistic photo filters, millions of user-created stickers and drawing tools– the range of features available is pretty wide. There is something for everyone in this App. You can even add stylish text to your pictures and share them with your friends as it is integrated with YouTube, Twitter, Facebook and other social media apps.

– Scanbot

This is one Android App which has a huge fan base and has won numerous awards. With this app, you can convert your documents to PDF/JPEG format with the click of a button. Besides normal documents, you can scan whiteboards, QR codes, bar codes, receipts etc. with the Scanbot App. It also supports all popular cloud services like Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive, Evernote, Amazon Cloud Drive etc. Another useful feature of Scanbot is that you can edit your scanned documents Highlight text, add notes, draw on the scanned pages, add your signature, move, delete, add pages, crop documents, add filters, send a fax – there are a whole range of diverse options to choose from.

– Nova Launcher

Bored with the look and feel of your Android smart-phone interface? The Nova launcher App can completely overhaul your Android experience and customize your mobile interface as per your requirements. With this launcher, you can change icons, layouts, animations, colors – there are endless options available in the Nova Launcher App to customize your smart-phone. If you want your Android mobile to look like an iPhone, all you need to do is add a dock, change icons and voila, you get an “Apple look” in your Android smart-phone. It also includes a “gesture-list” which literally brings the whole world in your fingertips. With single and double-finger gestures you can create a shortcut for pretty much anything. Not happy with your new settings? Just “reset” and start customizing all over again. One can easily say that Nova Launcher is the best thing that ever happened to Android.

– You TV Player

The You TV Player Apk is a one-stop solution for all your entertainment needs. It gives you access to all your favorite movies and TV shows at one place, that too free of cost. All you need is a stable internet connection and you are set! The App is updated on a regular basis and you will definitely find all the latest movies and trending TV shows on this App. You can watch Live TV as well. The user interface is very simple and it offers easy navigation. Another cool feature of theApp is that it enables you to live-chat with your friends or relatives, so you can discuss about the latest trending sitcoms, movies or a live show. Only bad thing with you tv player ios is not available for apple devices.

Make sure you install these Apps and update them on a regular basis so that your smart-phone becomes a “Jack of all trades” .

TechGig’s Winners REALLY Take it All! – TechGig Code Gladiators Bounty increased 600% to Rs. 3 Crores!

TechGig Code Gladiators 2017 sets out to make history again with 12 different coding arenas, 52 coding languages and Rs. 3 Crores worth of prizes for India’s Best Coders

TechGig Code Gladiators (TGCG) has once again proven its credentials as India’s Biggest Coding Contest. Having successfully created and sustained itsNational Title in the Limca Book of Records over the last 2 editions. The current 2017 edition is all set to blow these records out of the water havingalready racked up over 95,000 coder registrations since March 20, 2017 till date.

Speaking of the ramp up, Dipti Tandon, TechGig’s Head of Product and Technology, said, “The kind of participation and enthusiasm we are witnessing in this year’s competition is unprecedented proof of TechGig’s domination as India’s top coding platform and community. We want to include as many coders as possible in our celebration of this achievement and now have over 1,00,000 prizes worth over Rs. 3 Crores to be won.”

The massive interest can be gauged by the fact that Top companies such as Iris Software, Deloitte, Hexaware Tech, ITC Infotech, Times Internet, Accenture, IBM, AXA, Croma, Shoppers Stop, and Infosys, have added their fuel to TGCG 2017 and fired up the prizes to a whopping Rs. 3 Crores!

Anil Apte, Director, Iris Software, explains their enthusiasm, “TechGig provides us the platform to assist us in talent acquisition, talent development and talent retention.  We have seen an uptick in our brand image and it has helped attract and engage with talented developers in the community through our association with TechGig over the last 3 years. This year we have decided to deepen this relationship by partnering as the title event sponsors.”

TechGig Code Gladiators 2017 has been expanded to include 12 Arenas for Coders to Battle for Supremacy

10 Theme Competitions covering the hottest technologies, give top coders the chance to test their skills against the best of the best. Theme Champions win Rs 2,00,000 each and Runner ups win Rs 1,00,000 each! These technologies include –

 

  1. E-Commerce – focused on improving the online shopping experience.
  2. Machine Learning – proving mastery in devising complex models and algorithms for prediction.
  3. Data Science – displaying expertise in turning data into information and information into insights.
  4. Bot Challenges– increasing the performance and prowess of AI and Bots.
  5. DevOps – mastery in tools that increase an organization’s ability to deliver applications and services at high velocity
  6. IoT– expertise in transforming everyday objects digitally for enhancing their utility
  7. Big Data Analytics – analytical skills to develop deep insights from massive data sets
  8. IBM Watson –expertise in using IBM’s Watson AI platform to solve real problems
  9. BeTheGeek – expertise in simplifying complex design problems
  10. Software Framework– mastery in creating and using reusable code
  11. Beat the Leader Track – a techie favorite, creates a huge buzz as techies try to best each other in writing the perfect code. This track will have Daily Winners rewarded with a Cash Prize of Rs. 20,000/- each and the Overall Leader will win Rs. 1.5 Lakhs!

 

  1. The Open Contest – is the main event that features the largest choice of languages in the world. Coders participate in their preferred language out of the 52 choices on offer. Prizes include cash awards of over Rs. 8 Lakhs. The Open Contest Champion will win Rs 2,50,000/-, the 1st Runner-Up: Rs 2,00,000, the 2nd Runner-Up: Rs 1,50,000, the 3rd Runner-Up : Rs 1,00,000, the 4th Runner-Up : Rs 75,000, and the Best Female Coder : Rs 50,000/- in Cash.
  2. In addition, the top 5,000 coders will win Rs. 700 DineOut gift vouchers & Three months’ premium subscriptions of Gaana.com worth Rs. 300. Also, one lakh Gaana.com subscriptions for 1 month and 50,000 DineOut vouchers worth Rs 150 each are being awarded as a special gesture to participants.

Furthermore, TechGig Code Gladiator winners have a chance to accelerate their career growth and feature in the hiring wish list of top IT companies who watch this competition closely to identify hidden jewels in the Tech Space.

Let bigger opportunities find you. Sign up for The Economic Times Young Leaders and fast-track your career. Registrations open for ambitious young managers till 24 May 2017 on www.etyoungleaders.com

The Xiaomi Mi 6 with power-packed features has finally officially unveiled its 2017 flagship

Xiaomi has announced the launch of the Xiaomi Mi 6, which is the company flagship offering powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset, making it the first smartphone out of China to use the powerful processor.While Xiaomi is known to offer cutting edge hardware at affordable pricing, this time the company took it a step ahead by also focusing on design and build quality. Xiaomi has for the first time added splash resistance to its devices with the Xiaomi Mi 6. All the openings including the SIM tray are properly sealed and protected with nano coating, to prevent water from entering. The handset also flaunts an under-glass ultrasonic fingerprint sensor.The Xiaomi Mi 6 flaunt the same 5.15 inch full HD display but with an improved reading mode that cancels blue light and 1-nit ultra-dark night display for reading at night.

Mi 6 specs:

  • 5.15 inch display
  • 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution
  • 2.45 GHz octa core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor
  • 6 GB RAM
  • 64 GB internal memory
  • 12 MP primary camera
  • 12 MP secondary camera
  • 8 MP front facing camera
  • Android v7.1.1 Nougat
  • Dual SIM, 4G LTE
  • 3350 mAh battery

Xiaomi Mi 6 Price and Availability:

The handset priced at starting at 2499 Yuan (approx. Rs. 23000). The phone is available in Blue, Black and White colour options. We have just another week to wait for Mi6 .

 

Bharti of Maharaja Surajmal Institute is TechGig’s Geek Goddess

Opportunity Equality creates greater Gender Diversity

The recently concluded TechGig Geek Goddess event proved without a doubt that given the opportunity, top coders can appear from any background and are not are not exclusive to the top 10 institutes in India.

Ms. Bharti from Maharaja Surajmal Institute, not only topped the Geek Goddess leader board beating hundreds of IIT and NIT graduates, but did it in style by completing all her coding challenges with 2 hours to spare!

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“This is first time I’ve come first somewhere. At Maharaja Surajmal Institute, I always placed third. I wish I could have called my Dad on stage now that I have come first. Since I was born, I have faced a lot of discrimination being a woman, I never stepped out of my house unchaperoned, even for a day. But when I shared my desire to move to Hyderabad to join Verizon, my dad supported me whole-heartedly, even against the wishes of other family members. He was the one who encouraged me for my education and supported my growth,” said a very emotional Bharti.

Accepting the TechGig Geek Goddess 2017 title Bharti added, “Everyone says behind every successful man there is a woman, behind me it’s my dad. I dedicate my success and this award to him.”

Bharti is a B. Tech from Maharaja Surajmal Institute of Technology (MSIT), with proficiency in Java and knowledge of Network and Data Security. Verizon was quick to recognize Bharti’s innate talent and employed her straight out of campus as a software developer at their Hyderabad facilities.

Women leaders from across the IT space graced the event and interacted with the contestants, including such stalwarts as,

-Vasuta Agarwal, VP & GM, India at InMobi

-Kalyani Sekar, Managing Director, Verizon Data Services India

-Vidhya Krishnaswamy, Director, Sapient Razorfish

-Deepika Goel, Vice President- Research & Analytics, Genpact

-Anahita Varma, Managing Director – Financial Services, Technology, Accenture

-Daisy Chittilapilly, Managing Director, Partner Organization, Cisco India & SAARC

-Annie Mathew Director-Audience Marketing, Microsoft India

-Bidisha Nagaraj, Chief Marketing Officer, Schneider Electric

-Dipti Tandon, Head of Product and Technology, TechGig

Annie Mathew Director-Audience Marketing, Microsoft India, commented, “The passion and energy of the women coders at the finale was palpable. It was especially sweet to hear the stories of the women who won and others who came across and discussed the issues on top of their minds. It’s so important to have such events for women to bring out role models. So, thanks to TechGig for the Geek Goddess contests.”

Dipti Tandon, Head of Product and Technology, TechGig, thanked everyone for the resounding success of event by saying, “Each finalist at TechGig Geek Goddess is a winner, as we had 30,000 women register for the event, and only the top 100 made it to the final. This event not only revealed the top women coders from across India, but also gave an opportunity for them to interact and network with exemplary women leaders who were present at the grand finale.”

“The astonishing victory of MSIT graduate Bharti, at TechGig Geek Goddess substantiates our purpose of democratizing talent. We organize such events to promote true merit and reveal the best coding talent in the country by bringing coders from start-ups and established giants under one roof to compete and unleash their true potential, irrespective of their background. We wish Bharti tremendous success as a role model and inspiration to other women coders,” said Nilanjan Roy, Head of Strategy, Times Business Solutions.

Other winners at TechGig Geek Goddess 2017 were, RTMNU graduate Charmy Vora (Rank 2), Sneha Mujumdar from Pune University (Rank 3), Anusha Yakkala from IIT Kgp (Rank 4), and Sonal Bhargava from DAVIET (Rank 5).

Upcoming national level competitions and the complete list of winners and finalists are available on the TechGig website.

Samsung Galaxy S8 Specs, Features, Concept, Price.

The Samsung Galaxy S8 is bigger, badder, and the best Galaxy S smartphone yet, and based on what we’ve been hearing so far there’s a lot to get excited about. Both the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Edge will follow-along with the concept of what Samsung has been trying to do, and will further explorer the changes in technology that us as consumer want to see. The S series has become one of the most revered smartphone models which has become the epitome of what consumers want to see, and what we all have come to rely on in this mobile era of technology. 

Samsung Galaxy S8 Specs

Specifications Galaxy S8 Specs
Battery 4200 mAh
Camera Features Optical image stabilization, geo tagging, facial recognition, HDR, auto laser focus
Front Camera 9.0 Megapixels
Rear Camera 30 Megapixels
Colors Black, blue, gold, and white
Features Corning Gorilla Glass 5, 4G LTE, Bluetooth 5.0, fingerprint scanner,retina eye scanner, wireless charging, rapid charging, mini projector
Memory 64 and 128 GB internal memory and expandable with dual micro SD cards
Operating System Current Android operating system 2017
Price $850 USD, 775 Euro – see below
Processor Snapdragon Qualcomm octa-core 3.2 GHz processor
RAM 6 GB RAM

Samsung Galaxy S8 Features

It come with iris recognition, face recognition, Bixby assistant, and much more. However, inside the specifications sheet, and something that Samsung should have boasted about on stage, was the fact that both the smartphones come with the latest Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity. This makes the duo the first smartphones to launch in the market with the newest Bluetooth version that brings along a lot of advantages over the others. It also includes eye sensing technology for quite some time, and it seems that Sammy will be improving the eye scanner that we’ll be seeing in the Galaxy S7. The retina eye scanner in both S8 models will be more responsive and take less time to register.

Samsung Galaxy C9 Pro Specifications and Pricing

Samsung Galaxy C9 Pro was Launched in March 2017. The Samsung Galaxy C9 pro comes at a starting price of Rs. 36,900.00 . This Device is powered with Snapdragon 653 octa core processor clocked at 1.95GHz  Qualcomm  .  It comes with 1 variant of 64GB with 6GB of RAM .The Samsung Galaxy C9 Pro runs Android 6.0.1 not Naugat .

Specifications of Galaxy C9 Pro –

 

This Device is powered with  Qualcomm Snapdragon 653 processor clocked at 1.95GHz .  With Snapdragon 653 processor, the Galaxy C9 Pro was fast enough for our daily requirements .This smartphone supports-

Camera : C9 Pro smartphone packs a 16-megapixel camera on both front and rear. The rear 16-megapixel camera comes with an aperture of f/1.9 and a dual-LED flash. The C9 Pro selfie camera too has the same aperture

-RAM: 6 GB, ROM: 64 GB, Expandable Upto 256 GB, Battery : 4000 mAh  (NON USER REPLACEABLE) .

-Processor : Qualcomm Snapdragon 653 SoC (octacore process), with four cores clocked at 1.95GHz and the rest at 1.4GHz and the adreno 510 GPU.

-Display and Others :
6′ full HD (1080×1920) AMOLED display and Fingerprint sensor and NFC.

-Special Feautures- Dual SIM, GPS, Music Player, Video Player, FM Radio, Fingerprint (front-mounted) sensor, Accelerometer, Proximity sensor, eCompass, E-mail.

-Box Contents- You get C9 pro Charger (5V-2A/9V-1.67A) USB Type-C cable USB Type-C to Micro USB converter Earphones with microphone SIM ejector tool and Paperwork.

Pricing and Availability

With 64GB built-in storage and expandable support up to 256GB microSD card, the Samsung Galaxy C9 Pro will be available in Black andGold variants priced  at INR 36,900.00 -/  at amazon.in and available at offline market too.

Lenovo K6 Note SPECIFICATIONS, AND PRICING

Lenovo k6 Note was Launched in December 2016. The Lenovo K6 Note comes at a starting price of Rs. 13,999. This Device is powered with Snapdragon 430 processor clocked at 1.4GHz .  It comes with 2 variants of 32GB and 64GB with 3 and 4GB of RAM .The Lenovo K6 Note runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow .

Specifications of Lenovo k6 Note –

This Device is powered with Snapdragon 430 processor clocked at 1.4GHz .  With Snapdragon 430 processor, the K6 Note was fast enough for our daily requirements . Lenovo k6 supports

  • Rear Camera: 16 Megapixels with PDAF and CCT flash technology, Front Camera : 8 Mega Pixels with auto-beautification and gesture shots
  • RAM: 3 GB, ROM: 32 GB, Expandable Upto 256 GB, Battery : 4000 mAh
  • Processor : Qualcomm® SnapdragonTM 430 Octa Core 1.4 GHz , Operating System – AndroidTM 6.0, Marshmallow, Dimensions – 151 x 76 x 8.4 mm
  • Box Contents: Handset, Earphone, Charger Adaptor, Micro USB Cable, User Manual, Warranty Card

The full-metal unibody design of the Lenovo K6 Note looks great, feels great.The Lenovo K6 Note supports dual micro-SIM cards and 4G LTE connectivity. So, you can have two phone numbers on one device and stay connected at super fast speeds . Lenovo k6 Note include 4G with VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1, and GPS. The K6 Note also includes an accelerometer, gyroscope, proximity sensor, and digital compass for quality experience .

Lenovo K6 Note is equipped with twin front-facing speakers with Dolby Atmos®. They deliver a rich enhance audio output for an amazing experience. This Device also includes Dual Apps mode, which lets users have two WhatsApp and other accounts on the same phone.

Powered by a 4000 mAh battery, the Lenovo K6 Note gives the power you need to last all day while you play games, browse the web or stay in touch with friends on social networking sites. The K6 Note comes with an “ultimate power saver” and keeps it running 3-4x more the normal time.  Along with rich multimedia features, the K6 Note brings additional consumer centric enhancements like secure zone or individual apps lock with its improved Vibe Pure UI. The K6 Note comes with a responsive fingerprint scanner which not only unlocks your phone in under 0.3 seconds but also lets you lock individual apps for complete privacy.

Pricing and Availability

With 32GB built-in storage and expandable support up to 256GB microSD card, the Lenovo K6 Note will be available in Dark Grey, Gold and Silver variants priced  at INR 14,999-/ soon at amazon.in and Now available at offline market too.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 Launched in India : Specifications, Release Date, and More

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 smartphone has been launched in India in three variants, with the price starting at Rs. 10,999. The new Xiaomi smartphone will be exclusively available in India on Flipkart, along with Mi.com. Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 will go on sale in the country starting 12pm on January 23 on the two e-commerce websites.The company has introduced the smartphone in Gold, Grey, and Silver colour variants, with a brand new Matte Black colour variant coming soon.
Specifications of Redmi Note 4 –

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 sports a metal unibody design and bears a fingerprint sensor on the rear panel.  Xiaomi has not brought the MediaTek Helio X20 deca-core SoC-powered variant to India, and has instead chosen to use the Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 MSM8953 octa-core SoC in the country instead, coupled with the Adreno 506 GPU. The dual-SIM (Micro+Nano) Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 runs MIUI 8 based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow, and sports a 5.5-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) 2.5D curved glass IPS display with a 401ppi pixel density. It comes with 3GB and 4GB of RAM, depending on the SKU.

About Camera-

Also Xiaomi Redmi Note 4’s rear camera bears a 13-megapixel CMOS sensor equipped with PDAF (phase detection autofocus), an f/2.0 aperture, 77-degree wide angle lens, and dual-tone LED flash. The front camera sports a 5-megapixel CMOS sensor, coupled with an 85-degree wide angle lens.

You will never have to say, “Sorry, ran out of battery,” again. The Redmi Note 4 is packed with a 4100 mAh rechargeable battery that keeps you connected all day.

Switching between apps or launching apps won’t take forever with the Redmi Note 4, thanks to the octa-core Snapdragon 625 processor. To add more power to you, the Redmi Note 4 is 20% more power efficient than the Redmi Note 3.

Pricing and Availability

The Redmi Note 4 comes with 32GB and 64GB  built-in storage and expandable support up to 128GB microSD4 card and will be available in Dark Grey colours. 3GB+32GB and 4GB+64GB variants go on sale at starting price of INR 10,999/- and 12,999/ only on Flipkart from 23rd Jan 2017 at 12 noon .

 

IT Professional Pradeep Shrivastava Debut with “Sacrifice – The Road to Obscurity”.

India is a country which has encouraged numerous budding authors. Pradeep Shrivastava, a computer qualified and an IT expert from Bangalore, who was born and brought up in Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh the heartland of India, has been raised in one pensioner’s paradise.

Born on 28 October 1977, and the youngest of all his siblings, Pradeep has witnessed a lot many real -life incidents showing the true picture of the country, ever since his birth. The real scenario of India of late compelled this IT Professional to pen down a real-life incident, in a contemporary literary fiction titled “Sacrifice – The Road to Obscurity”.

According to Pradeep Shrivastava: This novel, Sacrifice – The Road to Obscurity is a debut work presenting , the first part of his trilogy depicting the angst, aspirations, and struggles of a middle-class family of Jabalpur headed by Narayan Keer and how one day a single decision changed everything in their life.

Pradeep Shrivastava tells the reason he chooses to pen down this story was to portray something about life, bringing in the real picture of India which most of us are unaware about. The theme of the novel revolves around the practice where all Indian Families take centuries to reach their pinnacle which gets destroyed in a day and become part of distant memory. Through the medium of this novel,Sacrifice – The Road to Obscurity he has tried to make an effort to showcase the evils of injustice and superstitions prevalent in our society, even in the twenty-first century.

Pradeep Shrivastava faced constant rejections for getting his story published. But this didn’t let him loose hope and feel disheartened. Rather his core determination and passion for making this novel available among the audiences motivated him to go in for self-publishing. All he wishes from his readers to be patient while reading the novel and apply the message that it offers to deal real life situations. Also, he adds that this is just the first part that evokes interest among the readers to know more, as what followed next would be further revealed in the other two parts of the trilogy.

To get the novel ‘Sacrifice – The Road to Obscurity’ just log onto Amazon. in and place your order .

Small note on Novel Story-

Narayan Keer is a humble lower middle-class man, whose life revolves around his family. He and his wife work hard so that their children can have a better life than they did. However, their dreams come crashing down when an influential builder decides to construct a sports complex upon their colony, and asks the residents to vacate the land.

The Keers, along with their neighbours, face the prospect of losing their home. The fear brings to the fore superstition, greed, anger and mistrust among the residents of the colony. In the grip of these emotions, they take decisions that will have far-reaching consequenceISacrifice 3D Cover (1)-1