12 Jun

Top 10 Things You Need To Know About iOS 6

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Apple finally unveiled its iOS 6 at WWDC 2012 with more than 200 improvements & updates when compared to iOS 5. The new iOS will work on iPhone 3GS and later,the 2nd and 3rd generation iPads and the 4th generation iPod touch( But some of the features will not work in previous iPhone models, check out this table to find out more details). Apple is making sure to make the mobile computing the best ever experience for all the users with these updates.

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Here’s 10 Things You Need To Know About iOS 6:

1) Advanced Siri

– Now tweet with Siri.
– Siri will now integrate with Yelp, OpenTable and Rotten Tomatoes.
– Siri is now available in more new languages.
– Siri will now get hands Free voice-control integration with in-car systems.
– Siri will be available in new iPad.
– Launch Apps with Siri.

2) Facebook Integration

Apple finally integrated its iOS with Facebook also after integration with Twitter last year.

Facebook integration with ios 6

3) Safari

– Offline reading lists
– Smart App banners ( Whenever you visit the mobile site of any company that has its own iPhone app, now it will show a banner at the top of mobile site that will take you directly to that app in App Store. Great scope for app developers with this addition)

4) Maps App

– Finally Apple also launched its own Maps app which is integrated with Yelp.
– It also integrates Traffic information and 3-D photographic rendering feature called Flyover.
– Integration with Siri too.

5) Passbook

Passbook is a new iOS app which collects all of your ticket information and other information into one place for easy access.

6) Do Not Disturb

Do Not Disturb is a great feature in which Messages, alerts, phone calls, etc. will come to your iPhone, but your device won’t light up or make any noise.
And the best thing is that you can set exceptions to still receive phone calls or messages from your near or dear ones. You can also set this feature to disengage, which means when someone calls from the same number twice in 3 minutes — you phone will start ringing again.

7) Photos

Now share groups of photos to your friends over iCloud. Users can even comment on the photos.

8 ) Phone App

Now whenever someone calls you, Apple has added two new buttons that pop up: Reply With Message and Reply Later. Reply With Message allows you to choose 1 of 4 texting options and with Reply Later, you can set a reminder to call back your friend.

9) FaceTime

Now FaceTime will work over cellular connections and not just WiFi and you can also choose to answer on your iPad or Mac.

10) Mail App

– VIP Feature that will highlight mail from important people.
– Pull to refresh to get new mails.
– Open password protected documents right in your device.

The beta version of iOS 6 will be available for Developers later this afternoon while for Customers, it will available to download on their devices in this fall.

25 Mar

7 Entrepreneurial Lessons You Can Learn By Doing Sales Job

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I always wanted to work in Sales. Sales is the foundation of any business. There’s a saying that,” If you are good in sales, you can be successful in anything in life”. Though it’s not true all the time but Sales Job is something which teaches you a lot about yourself and the customers and everyone should do sales job once in their life. It’s all about selling yourself – if you can present yourself well in front of the customers and build good relations, you can easily sell the product.
Though the most important part of Sales is to create value for the prospects in able to turn them into customers.
An entrepreneur who lacks basic selling skills will find hard to be successful.

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1) You need to Sell Yourself to Sell the Product: Selling yourself here means building good relations and trust with the customers with your attributes of honesty and professionalism and listening to their wants and needs and then providing the best solution for their specific problem.

The first time when you enter a prospects’ office, they do not know which product you’re selling. The first thing they will notice is you and how you’re introducing yourself and the company.
Businesses are also made successful by people. Take an example of Steve Jobs or Bill Gates. It is mainly because of them Apple and Microsoft became so successful.

2) Not Everyone is Potential Customer: Before going on a cold call, salespeople always map the area to find out the best potential customers with the enough buying resources. In the business too, find out your best target market and potential customers. This will help to save your time, resources and you can focus on few very important potential customers. Always Remember, ten loyal customers are better than 30 customers who will not repeat purchase with your company.

3) Being Manipulative Works But Not in the longer run: There are two types of salespeople -Manipulative and Genuine. If the product is new in the market, then being manipulative might work for you. You might do good number of initial sales. But to be successful and drive regular sales in the longer run and in such a cut-throat competition these days, you need to be pretty honest with your customers and should try to solve their problems. Now honest here doesn’t mean that you should tell all the weak points of your product. Being Honest means to promise only those things which you can deliver.

4) Handling Pressure: The best part of Sales Job is that it teaches you how to handle pressure. Every day you have to report to your immediate manager. Every week you have to send Weekly reports to your senior manager. Every month you have review meets. And Every second you are afraid of losing your job if you’re not completing your targets. But if you’re able to handle this pressure, you can always handle different uncertainties that you will face in your business.

5) Service is Everything: It doesn’t matter for the customer how great your product is if you’re not providing good service. The customer in no time will shift to an average product with better services over your product.

6) If nine prospects say No,Don’t loose hope.. 10th one Still Could Say yes: This is the best thing I’ve learned in my Sales Job. Just never lose hope. In the business too, you only need to make one thing right to make it successful as long as you don’t do many things wrong.

7) Get Out Of Your Comfort Zone: In Sales job, your income is directly associated with your effort and skills. You need to come out of your comfort zone, overcome any shyness and hesitation and have to bring results.
Similarly, these traits will help you to get success in the business too.

 

 

08 Mar

Check Out The Official New ‘iPad’ Ad & Full ‘iPad’ Event [ Video ]

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“When a screen becomes this good, colors are more vibrant , words are pin sharp, everything is more brilliant…When a screen becomes this good, it’s simply you and things you care about. The stunning retina display from the new iPad.”

These are the words used in the new iPad official advertisement from Apple. The new iPad is packed with a new high-resolution Retina display (2048×1536) at a pixel density of 264PPI which is a total of 3.1 Million pixels.
You can read it about here.

Apple also posted the full video of the event on their website.
You can watch the video here. ( Apple is not allowing embedding of the event video )

What do you think of this new ad?
Share your thoughts in comments.

06 Mar

Chunli Fu From China Won The $10,000 iTunes Gift Card From Apple

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Apple ® today announced in a press release that Chinese iOS device owner Chunli Fu of Qingdao, China won the $10,000 iTunes gift card for downloading the 25 Billionth app.

The app downloaded was “Where’s My Water? Free”.

Other Facts revealed in the press release:

– There are more than 316 million iOS device users worldwide.
– There are more than 550,000 apps for iOS devices in the App Store for users in 123 countries around the world, with more than 170,000 native iPad apps available.
– Every User install 80 apps per device on an average
– Each app is downloaded 45,454 times on an average.

02 Mar

Tech News RoundUp: Zynga, Microsoft, Apple and HTC

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Zynga launches Zynga.com

Zynga announced launched a new site, Zynga.com, where users can play social games directly without logging on Facebook.
It is a big move by Zynga considering the fact that Facebook gets 12 % of its revenue from Zynga, & Zynga gets more than 90 % of its revenue from Facebook.
But that doesn’t mean Zynga will withdraw games from Facebook and it will continue to use Facebook Credits as the virtual goods payment system even for Zynga.com’s users.

But it is definitely a good move by Zynga as a long term strategy to increase its revenue and build a stand-alone website and brand.

Microsoft Windows 8 Consumer Preview Hits 1 million Downloads Within 24 Hours

Microsoft’s new Windows 8 Consumer Preview, hits one million downloads within 24 hours of its launch.

Microsoft Developers team who is building Windows 8 tweets about it, “One day later… 1 million downloads of the consumer preview”.

It is a great start for the most anticipated windows from Microsoft. And if experts are to be believed, it can be a big threat for Android OS for tablet platform.

If you have not downloaded the Windows 8 Consumer Preview yet, follow the link here.

More Loopholes in Apple iOS

After reports of various apps storing your address book on their servers, the New York Times reported that apps without permission can access your photos as well.
After a user on iPhone gives an application permission to have access to location info, the app can copy the user’s entire photo library, without any further warning/notification, according to various app developers.

This is a much bigger threat than the address book loophole.
Apple have not given a comment on this issue yet.

HTC Partnered with TomTom To offer maps and Turn-by-Turn navigation

Tom Tom, one of the largest player in map & navigation devices business, has tied up with HTC to provide the maps, & turn-by-turn directions for a range of HTC smartphones in India.

TomTom has 100 % coverage of more than 5,000 cities & towns across India.
The TomTom Maps will be additional feature in the HTC smartphones along with Google Maps and Bing Maps

06 Feb

Apple iPad 3 – Rumored Specs & Features

People are still going crazy over iPad 2, iPhone4 & Siri, but rumors surrounding the next iPad 3 have already started.

According to the various sources on the internet, we have collected information on Specs and features of the upcoming iPad 3:

– High resolution Retina Display ( HD ‘2048 x 1536’ resolution, 9.7 inch display made by Sharp & LG )
– Quard-core A6 Processor for Faster and better performance
– 4G LTE support for faster download speeds & reliable data connection.
– Siri in iPad 3? ( Some reports are even saying that Apple may add Siri in the upcoming iPad3 )
– HD Camera ( 5 MP or 8 MP)
– Near Field Communications ( Turning a tablet into an electronic wallet, and allowing users to wirelessly request & share information to other nearby devices. This feature they might add in iPhone 5 too)
– iPad Stylus ( As Apple having reportedly filed 2 different patents for stylus technology earlier in 2011 )
– Twice the Battery Life
– It would be thicker than iPad 2 by 0.7 mm to accommodate a more advanced back-lighting system.

Some reports are even saying that Apple will unveil two versions of its next-generation tablet, one for the high-end segment & one for the mid-range market segment.

Launch Date:

According to a report on Bloomberg, production of the tablet has already been started and Apple is likely to launch iPad 3 in early March or early April like the previous two versions. But some reports are even predicting that Apple will launch iPad 3 on Steve Jobs’ birthday on February 24.

Also Read:

Apple iPad 3 Leaked Pics

Apple iPhone 5 – Rumored Specs & Features

30 Jan

Apple iPhone 5 – Rumored Specs & Features

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People are still going crazy over iPhone4S and Siri, but rumors surrounding the next iphone 5 have already started. According to a report on 9to5mac.com, the sample production of the iPhone 5 have already started in China. According to the very reliable sources, various sample devices are being tested and manufactured in China.

Some of the specifications which are being found out common in all sample devices:

– 4+ inch display screen
– No teardrop-shaped devices, as rumored in the lead up to the iPhone 4S.All the samples are symmetrical & longer/wider in thickness,
– None of the sample devices have the iPhone 4/4S form factor.

See Also:
5 Things To Expect From Apple Event on September 12,2012

Some other features which are expected in Apple iPhone 5 are:

– 10 Megapixel Camera
– Improved version of Siri, not the Beta one.
– Aluminum backs (like the iPad 2)
– Thinner and Faster
– Better Battery Life

It is also rumored that Apple will launch iPhone 5 in summer unlike last year when they delayed the launch.

Also Read:

Apple iPad 3 – Rumored Specs & Features
Top 6 Photography Apps for iphone
Steve Jobs – An artist who changed the world
Success Story : How a man used YouTube to build a multi-million dollar business

21 Oct

Say Hello to the most amazing iPhone yet”- Apple iPhone 4S first TV Commercial [ Video]

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You speak. Siri helps. Say hello to the most amazing iPhone yet.”- Titled “Assistant’, Apple began the airing of its first commercial for iPhone 4S.
The entire ad focuses on the Siri- Apple new Virtual Persoanl Assistant.

Also check out the Viral Video on Siri creating sensation on Youtube:

What do you of this new ad by Apple?
Personally being an Apple fanatic, I just loved this advertisement.

13 Oct

News RoundUp: Twitter wins ‘Tweet’ ownership, TOI Diwali Ad Auctions, Apple wins lawsuit and others

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Twitter wins ownership of “Tweet” trademark

The term “Tweet” now has become a registered trademark of microblogging site Twitter. The website reached on a settlement in a long term legal battle with the USA advertising company ‘Twittad’ over its ownership.

The ‘Twittad’ was the 1st company to claim the ownership of the term “Tweet” when it trademarked the phrase “Let Your Ad Meet Tweets”.


The Times Of India Group Conducts Online Newspaper AdSpace Auctions for Diwali

The TOI is auctioning newspaper print advertising on bid.indiatimes.com during the Diwali season because of the rising demand for ad space.

Apple wins lawsuit while in Australia

Apple Inc won a lawsuit in Australia banning the sale of Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 in the country.
Apple has accused Samsung to use its patent Touch Screen Technology.

The two giant technological companies are engaged in a legal dispute in 9 countries across the world.

Apple has won a similar lawsuit in Germany also this year.

Samsung said that they are also planning to halt sales of iPhone 4S in Italy & France as Apple has violated its patent rights over 3D transmission.

App “Blendr” offers Casual Sex

The makers of the ‘Grindr'[ Casual Sex App for Gay community ] and Nearby Buddy Finder have now launched ‘Blendr’- a casual sex App for straight people in Australia.

The App uses GPS technology to arrange casual sex encounters with people nearby.

With the help of new app, you can also post statuses and photos.

08 Oct

Samsung & Google cancel their product launch following Steve Jobs’ death

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Google Inc & Samsung Electronics Co cancelled their new product which was scheduled by Oct 11 following the death of Apple Co-founder & former CEO, Steve jobs.

“We decided it’s not the right time to announce a new product while the world is expressing tribute to Steve Jobs passing,” said Kim Titus, spokesman, Samsung Electronics.
“The industry has never lost such an iconic figure. Obviously we are well down the path but decided this is the right thing to do.” he said.

Samsung did not disclose the name of the new product also.

Google’s Android is one of the most popular smartphones software in the world and used by device makers like HTC Corp, Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc & Samsung.

Do Read:
Steve Jobs – An artist who changed the world
Apple iPhone 4S Specs & Features
Apple Inc co-founder and former CEO Steve Jobs died at 56
What world has to say about Steve Jobs death

08 Oct

AT&T gets 200,000 orders for iPhone 4S in 12 hours

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AT&T got more than 200,000 orders for Apple iPhone 4S in the first 12 hours itself and the demand is extraordinary for the new device by Apple.

AT&T, Verizon Wireless & Sprint all began taking US online orders for the iPhone 4S on Friday.

Last year, Apple sold 1.7 million iPhone 4 devices in the first three days. These time analyst expect Apple to sell about 27-28 million devices in the Oct- December period.

Experts also believe that Jobs death may give sales a bump as it is the last iPhone unveiled in the Steve Jobs lifetime.

Do Read:
Steve Jobs – An artist who changed the world
Apple iPhone 4S Specs & Features
Apple Inc co-founder and former CEO Steve Jobs died at 56
What world has to say about Steve Jobs death