Apple Invests in Didi Chuxing to Boost Sales in China

To boost sales in Chinese market, Apple invested almost $1 billion in Didi Chuxing that is a ride-hailing service. The company has a great hold on the ride-sharing market in China.

Apple Invests in Didi Chuxing

According to the CEO, this move would help the company understand the Chinese market.

China is apple’s second largest market and its film and online book services got shut last month. Thus, Tim Cook will travel to China this month.

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This investment has given a sizeable stake to Apple in Uber’s rival in China.

Didi Chuxing was once famous as Didi Kuaidi. The company said that the amount received from Apple is the largest investment it had ever received.

As per some reports, almost11 million rides are completed by the company in one day.

Reports further suggest that a huge number of automotive experts have been hired by Apple.

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Thus, investors are waiting to know whether or not Apple would make an entry in the automotive business.

Cook says that Apple pays attention to the in-car experience. This links to vehicle infotainment systems and smartphones with each other.


How to Create Secure Passwords to Avoid Hacking

Passwords should always be secure and strong. Hence, when you create them, you should create the one that cannot be hacked or assumed by someone. ‘May’ is the month when the World Password Day is celebrated. Hence, good habits to create a sound password should definitely be promoted.

tips to Create Secure Passwords

Here are some key points, using which you can easily create fortified passwords for different accounts:

1. Neglect the Dictionary Words

Dictionary words should be avoided, as there are certain programs that can easily hack or crack the passwords. If necessary, you can use some numbers between the words, for e.g. comp123ut456er. You can even also use the first letter of a sentence. For e.g. use the password ‘miangambf’ for the sentence ‘meera is a nice girl and my best friend’. But, just make sure you know how to remember a password.

2. Try to Make Them Long

Experts suggest that the length of the password really matters. Hence, the password should have atleast 8 characters. However, 14 and 25 character limit is considered to be highly beneficial.

3. Think of Substitution

Substituting characters or letters with something equivalent can fortify your password. You can use the dollar sign for S and zero for the letter O.

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4. Stop Reusing Passwords

It’s ideal not to repeat or reuse the same password for two or more accounts. You can sometimes use easy passwords and reuse them, only if it does not involve posting over a message board or involving credit card. However, it would be great if you do not reuse the passwords in any condition.

So, from now on, always focus on creating strong passwords that could not be guessed by someone else.


Interesting Facts About India’s 7th Navigation Satellite

India’s 7th navigation satellite has been launched successfully by ISRO. It is said that PSLV-C33 carried the last navigation satellite of India. Further, as per reports, India will not have to depend on other countries for military navigation.

Sriharikota: ISRO's PSLV-C32 carrying India's navigation satellite, the IRNSS-1F lifts off successfully from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh on Thursday. PTI Photo (PTI3_10_2016_000265A)

Sriharikota: ISRO’s PSLV-C32 carrying India’s navigation satellite, the IRNSS-1F lifts off successfully from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh on Thursday. PTI Photo (PTI3_10_2016_000265A)

Listed below are some facts that need to be understood:

1. Some of the major uses of this system will be: vehicle tracking, voice navigation, fleet management, disaster management, geodetic data capture, integration with mobile phones, aerial navigation, precise timing, marine navigation and terrestrial navigation.

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2. All the seven satellites cost around Rs 1,420 crore, according to some ISRO officials.

3. This system has some similarities to the GPS of US, Galileo of Europe, Glonass of Russia and Beidou of China.

4. This system comprises of seven satellites and is said to provide great accuracy.

5. It would provide real time positioning services all over India and also to the regions around India extending up to 1,500 km.

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6. The earlier six satellites were launched on: IRNSS-1F on March 10, IRNSS-1C (October 16, 2014), IRNSS-1A on July 1, 2013, IRNSS-1E (January 20, 2016), IRNSS-1B (April 4, 2014) and IRNSS-1D (March 28, 2015).

So, there are the major facts that every individual should know about the GPS system of India.


5 Top Rated Phablets That You Cannot Afford to Miss

There are a number of top rated phablets in the market of today. Hence, while you are planning to buy a phablet, you must be aware of all the options that can be very lucrative for you. These gadgets have always been all time favourite of the gadget lovers.

top rated phablets

So, here are some popular phablets for you:

1. QiKU Q Terra

Joint venture between security firm 360 and Coolpad resulted in the launch of QiKU Q Terra. It features a dual- camera (13 MP) at the back and is priced at Rs 21,999. Further, this 6-inch phablet is powerful, stylish and functional.

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2. Yu Yureka Note

Yu Yureka Note is priced at Rs 13,499. Available in full HD display, this device is a 6-inch phablet with 16 GB storage, 3 GB RAM, 4000 mAh battery, 13 MP rear camera, fingerprint scanner and 5 MP front shooter.

3. Oppo R7 Plus

This phablet features full HD Super AMILED display, metal unibody design, laser autofocus, 32GB internal storage, 3GB RAM and a rear fingerprint scanner.

4. LeEco LeMax

LeEco LeMax will surprise you with its 6.33-inch 2K screen. Powered by Snapdragon 810 SoC processor, 4-UltraPixel front camera, 21 MP rear camera, 64 GB ROM and 4GB RAM.

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5. Phab Plus

Phab Plus from Lenovo is priced at Rs 17,999. Some of its specifications are 2GB RAM, Snapdragon 615 Octa-core processor, 5 MP front camera, 13 MP rear camera and 32GB storage space.

So, keep informed about the latest phablets and choose the right one as per your needs.


Lease Plans on iPhone SE Now Available for Corporates

Lease plans on iPhone SE are now available for the corporates. Apple has launched some lease schemes for the corporate users under which they will be able to grab the new iPhone SE at just Rs. 999 per month.

iPhone SE Now Available

This would be available on lease for two years. In total, this would sum up to Rs. 23,976. Not just this, customers can also look for similar plans for iPhone 6 and 6s.

Further, it is said that simply by paying the change in monthly fee, the corporate users could upgrade their iPhone (any model).

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It is being estimated that this plan might find success in India, as this allows the user to use iPhone 6, 6s and iPhone SE at Rs. 28,776, Rs. 33,576 and Rs. 23,976 respectively for a duration of 2 years. Further, it is presumed that the customer will not have to pay any down payment.

Reports suggest that as a part of this lease program, other models of iPad and iPhone are also available.

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But, this is not applicable for the individuals. Only corporates can benefit from this.


5 Big Features of Microsoft HoloLens That Will Stun You

There are several features of Microsoft HoloLens that will stun you and all customers who love virtual reality headsets. The VR headsets have always been popular. Hence, HoloLens computer glasses were announced to be shipped to developers. However, nothing was talked about the launch of the consumer version.Features of Microsoft HoloLens

But, here are some of its features that you must certainly know:

1. Independent Headset

This is an independent headset, being completely wireless. To enter the VR mode, you will not need to connect it to the PC or your smartphone. Further, you can also control the volume and brightness easily with the buttons present on the rim.

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2. Involving Virtual in the Real World

HoloLens do not cut you off completely from the real world; rather, it involves the virtual in the real world. This helps the users in interacting with it. It will also respond to your voice commands.

top Features of Microsoft HoloLens

3. Unique Display Technology

The display technology in this is quite unique. One can see what’s going around him and also the content streamed by the HoloLens headset.

4. Scope beyond Gaming & Entertainment

This has a wide scope beyond gaming and entertainment. It can be integrated in research by different organizations.

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5. Addressing the Audio Needs

The speaker vents located around the ears will help you address varied audio needs. You can easily hear, see and react to any activity going around you.

These features certainly make it different from other VR headsets. So, keep track of such features.


How to Keep the Electronic Gadgets Safe, Sound and Clean

How to keep the electronic gadgets safe, sound and clean? This is one of the major concerns that haunt the gadget lovers, every day and night. Even a single spot on your mobile screen or gadget can make you feel irritated and fussy. Cleanliness is the sole way through which you can keep your gadgets safe and sound.

electronic gadgets saftey tips

So, here are some cleaning methods to follow:

1. Phone Screen

To clean the screen of your phone, you must use a microfiber cloth. This will clean the spots on your mobile screen. But, if it is a stubborn spot; just switch off the phone and spray some cleaning spray, distilled water or half water and half vinegar on the cloth.

2. Notebook

Shut down your device and wipe the exterior surface with a lint-free cloth. Use a microfiber cloth to wipe the screen and a moist cloth to wipe the keyboard.

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3. Remote

To clean the remote control, use a Q-tip. If any dust particles remain around the keys, you can use a toothpick.

4. Earpods

A baby wipe can be used to clean the earpods. But, if you wax sticking on it, you must use a toothpick to clean it.

Similarly, you can use different techniques, to clean other gadgets. So, keep your gadgets clean and make their proper use.


Foldable Samsung Smartphone to Launch Next Year

A foldable Samsung smartphone is expected to launch next year. According to reports, the company may unveil a device that could be folded to form a 5 inch smartphone. This will then turn into a 7 inch tablet when opened.

Foldable Samsung Smartphone 1

The development of prototype is finished and the company might start its mass production from the second half of this year.

Foldable Samsung Smartphone 2

Reports say that, in order to build such an advanced phone, Samsung has invested into several technologies. With its folding technology, one can easily carry it like a wallet and open it for using.

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This phone would feature an OLED Display and could be bend in half easily by the user. This actually shows that the mobile companies are fully geared up to offer something unique and advanced to their customers.

Foldable Samsung Smartphone

According to the director of Samsung Display, the planning and discussion for the release of this product and mass production is going on.

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Further, a representative quotes that Samsung Electronics has some major tasks to complete. Hence, the mass production could not be completed in haste. But, significant amount of results have been made.


Look What HTC Got For You on April 12, 2016

HTC has a special surprise for its customers on 12th April, 2016. It’s going to launch the new HTC 10 smartphone on this date. The company is expected to launch the smartphone in an event that would be streamed live on its website.

HTC 10 smartphone

This was announced by the company with hashtag, as #powerof10. The users are asked to log on to the company’s website on April 12. They will have to log onto the website at a specific time, as 6.30 PM (according to India time), 1 PM (according to London time), 8 AM (according to New York time) and 8 PM (according to Taipei time).

HTC 10 smartphones

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Earlier, it was estimated that this phone would feature 4GB of RAM, 1440 x 2560 pixels resolution, Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor, 12-UltraPixel resolution, 5.1-inch display and laser-assisted autofocus.

HTC 10 smartphone cameras

Talking about the color variants, this phone is expected to be introduced in four different colors – gold, black and white, black, white.

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This event might surely be exciting for all the users and lovers of HTC flagship.


New Member in Samsung Mini Version Family, the Galaxy S7 Mini

The marketplace of today is filled with rumours regarding the new member in Samsung mini version family, i.e. the Samsung Galaxy S7 Mini. After the launch of galaxy S7 and S7 edge, it was rumoured that the S7 mini would also be launched soon.

Galaxy S7 Mini

However, nothing can be said about it. There is no official announcement for the S7 mini. Galaxy S6 mini was also expected to be launched, but no information is available about it. So, until and unless there is no official announcement regarding the handset, the rumours should be considered as rumours only.

According to some reports, this handset will be a competition to the new Apple iPhone SE.

Further, this mini version of Samsung is expected to be launched with numerous features and specifications, like 3GB RAM, 4.6-inch HD resolution display, 9.9mm thick and 12-megapixel rear camera.

One of the major highlights regarding this handset is considered to be the Periscope Lens. It would be available with 3x optical zoom.

These specifications are being compared with that of the iPhone SE. The iPhone SE is soon going to be launched and expected to be sold instantly as it will be launched.