Tuesday 24 December 2013

Lenovo VIBE X is here

LENOVO VIBE X is here and I must say the name VIBE does sound awesome and effective for a phone. If you don’t have VIBE inside you, have a VIBE X with you :) .It’s a new Series of Smart phones being Launched by Lenovo and me along with few other bloggers from Bangalore got 1st chance to review it last Weekend .

It is 6.5 mm ultra slim 5.0” Size phone with 121g light weight and very easy to capture in your palms because of nice interface, especially from corners side it looks even slimmer .It has Gorilla glass 3 screen and 13 MP rear camera but the best thing is that it has 5 MP front camera (that you will hardly find in smartphones) with 84 degree wide angle lens means no need to stretch your hand like Giraffe for Selfie or even group pics .
Basic Features:-

  • ·         MTK Quad Core 1.5 GHz
  • ·         2GB DDR2 RAM
  • ·         16 GB Inbuilt Memory
  • ·         Full HD display with 1920x1080 Resolution and 20/20 Vision with curved Edges
  • ·         Android 4.2 Jelly Bean OS
  • ·         13 MP Rear Camera and 5 MP Front Camera
  •          Other features like in any other Good Smart phones.

Here are some Unique Features in LENOVO VIBE X that you won’t find in other smart phones:-

 >  It has smart dialler that moves numbers in keypad as you shake it a bit which is new as far as I know and it helps to dial a number with one hand only.
 >  To pick the call no need to swap on screen, just put it near to your ear and you are in Call.
 >  It has smart swipe features that lets you unlock the phone without using power button .
 >  It has feature that phone automatically rings louder when it is in your pocket/handbag and      decreases the ringing tone when picked up
>  It has another Lenovo app called SHAREit” that helps to carry out phone-to-phone data transfer in the fastest possible way. At about 4 mbps, one can send across pictures, large videos, and complete folders and even share apps without any data cable or Wi-Fi hub.

It comes with all Mandatory pre-loaded apps like in any other Smart phone.

The Vibe X smartphone is priced at ₹25,999 which might be just bit more when you look at mere the configurations but as you see through new things in this phone mentioned above you may not mind paying 26 K if you can pay the same for K900 . 

Saturday 30 November 2013

Movie Buff Engineers

These interactions are between a developer and technical architect. Comparing them with Sarfarosh movie's Inspector Salim and ACP Rathod conversations 

ARCHITECT: Kaise ho developer? 

DEVELOPER: Thik hun Sir. Yeh document dene ke liye aaya thaa. 
ARCHITECT: To tum is module pe kaam nahi karoge. 

ARCHITECT: Aur yeh aapka faislaa hai ?

DEVELOPER: Faislaa karney wala main kaun hotaa hun sir.Faislaa to aap bade log kartein hain. Ek javascript bug mere module mein nikal aataa hai, aur saarey project team mein khusar pusar shuru ho jaati hai. Aur mujhe us module se hataa diya jaataa hai. Kyun. Kyun ke main developer hun. Aur aaj aapka project crash ho jaata hai, koi kuch nahi bol rahaa.Kyun, kyun ke aap Technical Architect ho. Ek badi post pe hain. Aur kisi bade baap ke bĂȘte hain. 

ARCHITECT: Technical Architect. Badaa baap. Aap jaante hain mere pitaaji ko. Who mere pitaaji hain. Puchhiye unsey main kaise banaa Technical Architect. bataa nahi paayenge aapko. Barso se khaamosh hain. Aur woh meri bhabhi hain. Tester hain. Puchhiye unse woh kaise bani Tester.
Humdardi ke liye kah rahaa hun. Lekin aap suniye. Technical Architect banane ke liye, jee tod mehnat ki hai maine. MBA ke liye chunaa gayaa thaa. Project Manager bankar aaraam ki jindagi guzaar saktaa thaa. Lekin maine MCA chunaa. Kyun. Kyun ki har project bug free dekhnaa chaahtaa hun. Aur main yeh aapse is liye nahi kah rahaa hun ke yeh mere module ka maamlaa hai. Nahi. Yeh mere project ka mamla hai. 

DEVELOPER: mere project ka nahi hai? 

ARCHITECT: shaayad nahi hai. Isi liye aap apni jimmedariyon se bhaag rahein hain. Main is project ko apna project samajhtaa hun. Aur apnaa project bachaaney ke liye mujhe kisi developer ki jarurat nahi hai.

Few days later: ...................

ARCHITECT: Tum is module mein kya kar rahey ho Developer? 

DEVELOPER: kyun? Koi paabandi hai? Isi script ko dhundh rahey ho naa aap. Nahi mili naa. Agar mil bhi gayee to kya hoga? Aapko to bug fix karke chahiye naa? Yeh li jiye. Mil jaayegaa aaj. Database mein. Jaiye. Fix kar lijiye usko. 

ARCHITECT: Ruko Developer. Meri baat suno. 

DEVELOPER: aur kya sunayenge. Ab nahi sunugaa. De to diya aapko bug fix karkey. Aur kya chahiye. Jaaiye bachaaiye apne project ko. Ab meri kya jarurat hai.

ARCHITECT: jarurat hai Developer. Is project ko bachaaney ke liye mujhe ek nahi, 10 Developer ki jarurat hai. 

DEVELOPER: 10 nahi sir, 10 hazaar milenge. Agar aap bharosaa karenge to.
Meri baat suniye Sir. Phir kabhi kisi Developer se mat kahnaa ye project uskaa apna project nahi.

ARCHITECT: nahi kahungaa, kabhi nahi kahungaa.  

Courtesy - Some one on Gmail :)

Monday 25 November 2013

Drinks and Demos

Recently I been to Yahoo Apps Demo event called “Drink and Demos” organized by Yahoo and managed by Text100 at Blimey, 1 MG Road Mall. This event was meant to showcase some new Yahoo Products and enhanced version of some of their already existing applications to bloggers and Tech Enthusiasts.There were totally 4 demos including Flickr, Yahoo Search, Yahoo Mail and new Yahoo Weather App. Out of these My Favorite was Yahoo Weather which comes for every platform on mobiles and for PCs. For Flicker total space available for a user has been increased to 1 TB and that’s hell lot of space even for a Professional Photographer to consume. Yahoo Search got enhanced in image search feature where now you can original aspect of an image searched in thumbnail format too , means the small size result will show how to image will look when it’s in actual size and that’s a nice feature to have .

Then next comes New Yahoo Mail, the measure enhancement in this is you can set background images as Theme and also you can see one conversation in a group ( that I have seen in outlook but not in Gmail yet) , so it’s a measure enhancement as far as I think . The last app demo was for Yahoo Weather app and its nothing but just a fabulous app. The way it’s different from other weather apps is you can see the images of a city for which you want to know the weather at a particular time. These images are submitted by the Users who live or been in those cities. E.g. you might see MG road pic if you are looking for a Temperature of Bangalore in the Late Evening time and these images are dynamic so it makes your experience much better than seeing just weather in a normal weather app. It shows 24 hrs. temperature of that given day on hourly basis and it forecasts next 10 days weather for you which has been quite accurate as I was told by Rashmi the lady who was showcasing this app to us, so it’s A MUST TRY APP for all of us and its size is just 10 MB for android phones that I am using. You can also set notifications on your android phone if you want this app to show you weather continuously .I have used for last 2 days now and it’s living up to my expectations so far .

These demos were followed my AWESOME Comedy show by Tanmay Bhat and then the dinner , and yeh in meanwhile Drink was also going though it was just a Drought Beer and Juice as expected for any Tech Meets :). For me it was one useful evening to know the Technology bit better and meet some of people who are driving these Technology changes.