Showing posts from August, 2016

Why is Janmashtami (Ashtami Rohini) celebrated on neither Ashtami or Rohini?

The Janmashtami of 2016 is celebrated on 24th of August. If one look into the calendar, the star is Bharani and the Thidhi is Sapthami. So who decided this date to be the auspicious one? The answer is, the Thidhi has to be considered for Janmashtami, not the star. As Sree Krishna was born midnight, we consider the day on which the Thidhi will be Ashtami on midnight. So, 24th August 2016 is Sapthami for most part, but will be Ashtami on midnight when the auspicious birth took place and so the date is considered as Janmashtami.

Android 7.0 Nougat is released

The new version of Android, 7.0 – Nougat is released and will be available first to the Nexus devices and Android One devices. Features: Expanded emoji: 72 new emojis are added. Multi-locale support: Compatible apps will show information in the locale you choose. Our Pradakshinam app is supporting ml-In and en-us. Multi-window: Run two apps side-by-side. The performance will depend on the configuration of the phone. Direct Reply: Earlier available on iOS, now reply directly to notifications without having to open any app. Ref:

Google Duo Video calling app now available in India

Google have released a new app Duo for Video calling on Android devices. This app is an answer to Apple's FaceTime and Skype. Review: The app works nice with 3G connectivity. The video quality is comparable to that of FaceTime. If the connectivity is poor, the video will be paused and automatically resume when the connectivity is good. On initial use the app is nice. Need to wait and see the performance when more users join the service.

Electronic Waste - Reduce your footprint - Mobile Phones

I have seen products from manufacturers that look-alike a costly branded one. These products costs less (sometimes far cheaper) than the branded one, but an initial look and feel will be the same as the branded one. Be it dress, shoes or Smart Phones. But when considering long term usage, we are spending more with the cheaper products. Take the case of Smart Phones (Apple iPhone does not need a comparison here!) You have the market leader Samsung and other Chinese made like Moto/Lenovo, Honor, Oppo, Lava etc. They advertise the components used are faster and better than the market leader but costs half or less. But, they are not durable. An accidental fall is just enough to kill them. Recently when Corning introduced the Gorilla Glass 5, they mentioned this variant is harder than the predecessor, but they don't have control over the Smart phone manufacturer on how it is integrated with the device. So, the health of the display depends in part on the housing that holds it.