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Personal Computers are Back Again in a Lengthy Experimental Age

I don’t know what defines a personal computer anymore. It’s probably true for you too, look around and think again. Computers aren’t the same and that’s not because they needed to. Every technology category needs a revamp once in a while for sustaining innovations and keeping up with the advancing culture. A personal computer isn’t just keyboard, monitor, processor, and mouse nowadays. They’re constantly evolving in order to adapt to customers’ desires and businesses’ objectives for staying ahead of the curve. When I look at my desk, I see three entirely different products – a Chromebook, a regular ol’ Windows-running laptop, and a tablet attached to an external keyboard. All of these are attempting to achieve the same agenda with varying outlooks. While one is betting on the future of web services, the other is a heavy powerhouse capable of doing anything and lastly, a lightweight tablet trying to balance the right blend of productivity and leisure.Laptop or a personal computer as a …

Samsung Galaxy A3 and A5 (2017) Come with Water Resistance and USB Type-C Ports

Samsung is kicking off 2017 with upgrades for its A-series smartphone lineup including the Galaxy A5 and the smaller Galaxy A3. Both the devices will debut at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) held in Las Vegas, however, the details have been officiated early. The major highlight of both handsets has to the IP68 certification making them water as well as dust proof.Apart from the IP68 rating, both the handsets have inherited a slew of features which were only available on Samsung’s higher-end models such as the always-on display and USB Type-C ports instead of the Micro USB. Furthermore, the design and build have been slightly tweaked featuring a “3D glass back” and metal frames all around. Precise details for the rear haven’t been revealed yet, although we’re assuming some sort of reflective hue effect. Additionally, the software also supports “Secure Folders” which was originally introduced in the defunct Galaxy Note 7. It essentially allows the user to lock files and applications…

How To Set up Google AMP for WordPress Blog: Official Plugin

Did you know that 53% of mobile users abandon a website that takes longer than three seconds to load? That means if you haven’t been paying attention to your mobile load times, you may be getting less traffic than you deserve.When you consider that most Google searches now occur on mobile, it becomes even more important to maximize your site’s mobile page speed. One new technology to help you accomplish that is Google Accelerated Mobile Pages, also known as Google AMP.I’ve talked before about methods to speed up website and making your site mobile friendly. Guess what? Google AMP can help you accomplish both of those things at the same time.Google AMP speeds up the mobile version of your site by offering lightweight versions of your pages hosted on Google’s servers. As a result, visitors get their content incredibly fast, which means they’re less likely to abandon your site and more likely to continue reading your posts.In this post, I’ll tell you a bit more about Google AMP and then …

Dell is Expected to Launch XPS 13 (9365) With Infinity Edge Display at CES 2017

Dell is all set to unveil a 2-in-1 upgrade to the 13-inch XPS laptop. The images were spotted on Dell website. The listing is not accompanied with any details on either the specifications or the pricing but it does show the laptop in pictures. Going by the image it is but evident that Dell will retain the edge-to-edge display (a.k.a Infinity Edge) that it launched in 2013. The current Dell XPS 13 is known for its build quality but somehow lacks on the form factor front and the iterative upgrade will most likely take care of this.Microsoft, on the other hand, has been encouraging manufacturers to build touch-friendly devices and it is doing so itself with the Surface lineup. It’s most likely that the Surface technologies including the Surface Dial will open up for the manufacturers thus eventually allowing them to build a full-fledged convertible laptop that scores high on the utilitarian front.The Dell XPS 13 may not look much different to its predecessor in the skin but under the hoo…

Google Play Store Starts Offering Carrier Billing in India for Airtel and Vodafone

Google has finally launched carrier Play Store billing for both Airtel and Vodafone in India. Until now Google offered carrier billing integration only with Idea cellular and with Airtel and Vodafone onboard it will have access to a majority of smartphone users in India. The carrier billing will allow mobile users to use their Prepaid balance or get billed on Postpaid connections for purchasing on Google Playstore. Previously one had to compulsorily link their debit cards to initiate a purchase and this is something that not many of the Indian users were well acquainted with.It is baffling on why this integration took so long especially after considering the fact that a staggering 90% of the smartphone user in India are onboard Android. On the other hand, telecos have been trying their hands at being a content provider right from the very beginning and it seems like that is one avenue they still want to have control on. As MediaNama rightly pointed out telecos including Airtel and Rel…

Will the Real Angry Birds Please Stand Up?

There was a time when Eminem was confused about who was the Real Slim Shady. Well, there is just one thing we want to say to Eminem: We feel your pain. In around 2009, a game popped up on the iOS platform where small, round, flightless angry birds wanted to get rid of the evil pigs (who had stolen their eggs). The game was based on the concept of a slingshot and basic physics and angles were at the core of the game. It was colorful, easy to play and became a total rage in no time. Angry Birds was one of the games which got the whole idea of casual gaming in the spotlight for the first time. The game was the Pokemon Go of 2009 and made fanatic fans over time.And of course, as the game was a success, we saw more and more versions and sequels of it come out in the following years, from Rovio Entertainment, the company behind the original Angry Birds game. We recently reviewed the latest one which has been added to the Angry Birds list and guess what: it did not feel like an Angry Birds g…