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Gionee Smartphones has announced the much awaited update for Gionee ELife E7 Mini, the Android KitKat 4.4.2. The software needs to be updated manually via flash tools, and will also be available directly at any of the Gionee service centers, free of cost.

Gionee ELife E7 Mini gets Android KitKat update

The new Android KitKat version will offer simpler, faster and more spontaneous ways to use the device, with a host of new features for seamless user facilities. The ELife E7 mini is set for a revamp in terms of its user interface, applications and layout. With the new user interface design, there will be enhanced features like an updated Amigo paper and game zone, 
wallpapers application, improved security and more.

Features as a result of the software update

1. All new desktop layout.

2. Updated Amigo Paper with a brand new user interface.

3. Removed the World Cricket Champion game, Texas Poker, Green Farmer and Wonder Zoo.

4. Added Du speed booster for faster operations.

5. The game zone is updated with a new user interface design which will allow better control of the gaming apps.

6. Updated GioneeXender for optimized performance which will allow high speed transfer of files. This will further improve the linking success rate.

7. Updated UC browser will make the device more responsive and will improve the page loading effects.

8. Added Touch Pal input method and camcard.

9. Updated NQ Mobile Security for better protection of your phone.

10. Updated Kingsoft WPS will be a great support for office worker and students as it will improve work and study related operations.

11. Updated map with only one entrance into the main menu.

Android KitKat

Earlier, the Gionee CTRL V5 and Gionee ELife S5.5 have already received the KitKat update and now, the Gionee ELife E7 Mini users can gear up to enjoy the all new KitKat version which comes in with a lot of promise for a better and enhanced experience.
Swipe Technologies announced the launch of its newest tablet PC 'The Swipe Slice' available exclusively on Amazon India. Recently funded by venture capitalist Kalaari Capital, Swipe Technologies introduced the Swipe Slice calling-enabled tablet PC at an irresistible price of Rs. 4,990. The device will allow swift transition for users from a feature phone to a smartphone, besides bridging the gap between a PC and a smartphone. The Swipe Slice will be available in five eye-catching colors to provide a unique fashion style to the consumer.

Swipe Slice tablet PC

Speaking at the launch, Mr. Shripal Gandhi, Founder & CEO, Swipe, said,
"There is a convergence happening. People are opting for cost effective devices that fulfills the need of a PC and also functions as a smartphone. To address these requirements of our customers, we launched the 'Swipe Slice' tablet PC. The device has a lot to deliver in terms of features, quality and pricing. I believe that nominal price, excellent form factor and eye-catching colors will surely create a sensation amongst the youth".

The tablet comes in a 7-inch body designed for easy one hand operation. Its super compact form factor and dual SIM compatibility makes it a perfect companion on the go. The powerful and good looking tablet PC is packed with a 1.3 GHz dual core processor, and 512 MB RAM to allow users to record their names up on gaming leader-boards worldwide. And a marathon 3000 mAh battery that never runs out of steam, even while watching back-to-back movies on its captivating large screen. Android Jellybean 4.2.2 runs the whole show with fluid smoothness.

"We are excited to be the partner of choice for Swipe Technologies and introduce our customers to the new Swipe Slice tablet PC. Customers on Amazon.in will now be able to shop with ease for the Swipe Slice and benefit from Amazon's simple, convenient, reliable and globally trusted shopping experience," 
 said Mr. Samir Kumar, Director, Category Management, Amazon India.

The device is equipped with a 2 MP rear camera as well as a 0.3 MP front camera to allow clicking cool group photographs and snapping amazing selfies. The tablet PC helps users upload the pictures on Facebook, Instagram, or just store them on the 4 GB internal flash memory. The memory is expandable up to 32 GB via micro SD card to store entire music and video collection.

Swipe Slice is available in 5 different colors

This tablet is available in five spectacular colors, viz. red, blue, yellow, white and black.

Swipe Slice Specifications

Operating System: Android 4.2.2 (Jellybean)

Processor: 1.3 GHz dual core

Memory: 512 MB RAM

Storage: 4 GB internal, expandable up to 32 GB

Display: 7 inch

Primary camera: 2 megapixel

Secondary camera: 0.3 megapixel

Interface: EDGE, Wi-Fi, USB, Bluetooth

Battery: 3000 mAh

Dimensions (WidthxHeightxDepth): 108x189x9.8 mm

Price: Get a price on the Swipe Slice.

The South Korean electronics giant Samsung has decided to take Apple head on. Keeping that in mind, it has decided to launch its most powerful tablet ever - the Galaxy Tab S. It is expected to give a tough fight to the iPad Air. In terms of specifications, the device features a super AMOLED display, powered by 1.9 GHz Exynos 5420 quad-core processor with a 3 GB RAM, and has different options in terms of screen size, storage models and bearer model type. One comes with a 10.5 inch screen, while the other is equipped with a 8.4 inch display. Both these variants are either Wi-Fi only, or both Wi-Fi and 2G/3G, so that you can stay connected even on-the-go. The internal storage is either 16 GB or 32 GB. It runs on Android 4.4 with Samsung's skin, The TouchWiz UI, and packs 7,900 mAh battery.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S front

What is attractive about the device is its thickness, or I would rather say its 'thinness'. The company claims that it is Samsung's thinnest and lightest tablet yet! At a first glance, the device looks elegant due to its rounded corners. It comes in 2 color variants - Titanium Bronze and Dazzling White.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S rear

The tablet features a super AMOLED display with a resolution of 2500x1600 pixels, and has a pixel density of 288 ppi. It has two capacitive buttons for Back and Task Manager. It also has a physical button in between these buttons, which is not only the Home button, but also acts as the fingerprint sensor. All of these buttons are placed just below the display, in the center of the longer edge.  Additionally, there is a 2.1 MP front-facing camera lens located above the display, just opposite to the side where buttons are located. Beside the camera is the Samsung branding.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S right

The tablet has high-end hardware that includes 1.9 GHz Exynos 5420 quad-core processor coupled with Mali-T628 GPU, 3 GB RAM, 8 MP rear camera with LED flash. There is another Samsung branding just beneath the flash.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S left

The right side of the tablet features the microSD card slot, then the micro USB port in the middle and the SIM card tray at the bottom. The 3.5 mm headset jack is on the left side. The power key and the volume rocker key are placed on the top. There are two speakers - one on the left and the other on the right.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S top

The device has a non-removable back. The box contains the tablet in a white protective cover, along with a travel adaptor, a data cable and a quick start guide. The price printed on the box is Rs. 53,890. But the expected price is anywhere around Rs. 47,000.

Find a few more pictures below:

Samsung Galaxy Tab S front

Samsung Galaxy Tab S rear

Samsung Galaxy Tab S buttons

Samsung Galaxy Tab S right

All these images are clicked via Apple iPod Touch 5th Generation.

Well, I have received a 10.5 inch, Titanium Bronze, 16 GB variant. The model number is SM-T805, and it supports both Wi-Fi and LTE. Stay tuned for a detailed review! Subscribe to our news feed, like us on Facebook or follow us on Google+ to get notified as soon as the review is published.
Did you know that around 800 apps are downloaded per second around the world? Mobile apps development sector has established its place in today's world, and is growing with a really fast pace.

mobile apps

The total revenue generated in this sector is around $18 billion. To know more such facts and also about the current status of mobile app development, here is an infographic:

Economics of Mobile App Industry
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Want to gift your lovely dad an awesome gift this Father's Day, but confused what to gift? Well, we have compiled a list of five best gifts you might consider gifting him! Hurry up, buy one now! You can thank us later! ;)

gadget gifts for dad

Smart Mug

smart mug

If your dad drives to work early mornings, and would love to have a sip of hot coffee or tea while driving, gift him this thermal insulated Smart Mug. It comes with a analog temperature gauge, and is designed to be plugged into a 12 V power outlet. Does it come with a cord? Yes. Does it fit into the cup holder? Of course it does! The best part, it costs less than $20.

Wireless Speaker

sonos wireless speaker

If your dad is a keen fan of music, gifting him SONOS PLAY:1 might be a good choice. With this wireless speaker, your dad can enjoy crystal-clear sound even from places like his bathroom, or the kitchen! Even though it features a compact design, it is simple to set up. It will cost you a little under $200.

Logitech Harmony Ultimate One Remote

logitech harmony ultimate one

If your dad has ever had a tough time setting up to watch his favorite movie on a DVD, this is the best you can do to make him smile. The Logitech Harmony Ultimate One supports easy customization. It lets him access all his entertainment on a color touch-screen with a few taps and swipes. It also lets him control 15 different devices at a time. It is a bit over-priced though, costing under $200.

Belkin Thunderbolt Express Dock

belkin thunderbolt express dock

The Belkin Thunderbolt Express Dock lets your dad easily connect 8 other devices to his laptop with just one cable, so that hcan quickly transfer and stream media. He'll have access to Ethernet, FireWire, Thunderbolt, audio input/output jacks for listening to music, and three USB 3.0 ports for high-speed file transfers. It will cost you a little under $200.

SwingTIP Golf Swing Analysis & Coaching System

swingtip golf swing analysis

If your dad is a golf enthusiast, this is a must gift. The SwingTIP is a little plastic thing that sits in a slender brace that clamps very snugly on the shaft of your dad's club. Data from the swing is then sent automatically to his smartphone. He just needs to install an app in order to analyze the shot (both iOS and Android supported). Tips and expert advice to improve are included! This smart sensor will cost you around $100.

If your dad fits in more than one categories above, you can consider giving him more than one gift this time! But remember not to cross your budget. If you don't like anything from the above list, you might consider gifting him something from the list of top five gadgets for men, or from the list of top five gifts for geeks.

Armed with Rs 30 crore funding, mobile technology company Swipe has introduced a new series in smartphone phablets – The Swipe Konnect series. The first smartphone phablet in Swipe's Konnect series is the fashionable Swipe Konnect 5.0 phablet. Swipe's new Konnect series focuses on delivering great value by offering exciting features at an extremely competitive price of Rs. 8,999/-.

Swipe Konnect 5.0

Under the Konnect Series, Swipe will rollout 10 innovative offerings in the smartphone phablet space within a quarter.

Featuring a rich connectivity suite, the Swipe Konnect 5.0 comes encased in a super slim body with a stylish matte finish. The Konnect 5.0 is ergonomically designed to fit into the contours of users' hands, and at 135 grams is one of the lightest 5" smartphone phablets in the world.

The Konnect 5.0 has a 5" qHD IPS display. It is powered by a 1.3 GHz quad core processor that can multitask effortlessly, and a 1 GB RAM enables smooth performance of the Android 4.2.2 Jellybean OS on the device which is upgradable to the latest Android 4.4 Kitkat.

The Swipe Konnect 5.0 is equipped with an 8 MP rear camera, and it also comes with a 3.2 MP front camera for 3G video calling. The rear camera has an OV (OmniVision) sensor which significantly improves the camera's resolution and picture quality. This smartphone phablet comes with 8 GB inbuilt memory, which can be expanded up to 32 GB via an external SD card.

Swipe Konnect 5.0 with box

The Konnect 5.0 has a highly customizable UI which can be personalized with multiple effects, themes and transitions.

The Konnect 5.0 has unrestricted access to the Google Play Store, so users can download from over one million apps. The phone also comes with a 1950 mAh polymer-ion battery to ensure that the device is powered for a longer period of time.

The Konnect 5.0 is dual SIM enabled, for professional as well as personal usage. This smartphone phablet also comes with comprehensive connectivity features including WiFi, 3G and Bluetooth.

Priced competitively at Rs 8,999, the Swipe Konnect 5.0 offers an attractive blend of premium looks, effective performance, and great value. The smartphone phablet comes with a free screen guard and premium business navigator worth INR 1499/- free.

Swipe Konnect 5.0 with flap cover

Commenting on the launch of Konnect series, Mr. Shripal Gandhi, Founder & CEO, Swipe, said,

"Swipe has always been ahead of the curve in terms of features offerings in smartphone phablets. We will cement our position as innovative maker of smart phablets with the launch of the Konnect 5.0".

He further added,

"The recent venture capital funding from Kalaari Capital has helped the company in developing innovative features and its reach in the Indian market. Swipe raised Rs 30 crore in venture capital funding from Kalaari Capital in April this year".

What is OmniVision?

OmniVision (OV) sensors contain proprietary OmniBSI technology, which offers stunning resolution, higher light sensitivity and superior dynamic range. OV technology is extremely power efficient, drawing very little battery from the phone. OV sensors are also used in top end DSLRs due to their superior image quality.

Swipe Konnect 5.0 Specifications

Operating System: Android 4.2.2 (Jellybean), upgradable to 4.4 (Kitkat)

Processor: 1.3 GHz quad core

Memory: 1 GB RAM

Storage: 8 GB internal, expandable up to 32 GB

Display: 5 inch qHD IPS

Primary camera: 8 megapixel

Secondary camera: 3.2 megapixel

Interface: WiFi, 3G and Bluetooth

Battery: 1950 mAh, polymer-ion

Weight: 135 g

Price: Rs. 8,999

Starting from the very beginning, iOS never stopped surprising us with new features and bug-free solutions with every update. We're hoping things will be the same in case of this year's most awaited firmware update from Apple. Apple brought a massive change in its iOS 7 update, and changed the whole outlook of how we operate with iOS. It goes without saying that this year the spotlight is definitely not on the new version of iOS, it'll be on iPhone 6. Nevertheless, we're going to see beautiful and amazing changes within this period. With an updated version of iOS 7, Apple will bring massive changes to its wearable platform and how we interact with iOS devices.

iOS 8 - all you need to know

Release Date

Although Apple still hasn't made any word on its release, we're getting rumors that Apple will pull out the curtains on this year's World Wide Developers Conference. This event might be held within the 1st week of June, so we guess we're pretty close at the unveiling.

Less Visual Changes

Apple brought the biggest change in iOS 7, so be sure that Apple won't bring massive visual changes to it again. Rather than that, they're going to improve the stability and fix the bugs that caused problems for the users. According to leaks, they'll bring fitness application, mobile payment service and split screen multitasking feature. We'll discuss these topics along the way.


iOS 8 Healthbook

Apple is planning to include a fitness related built-in app called "Healthbook". There a
re a plenty of fitness related apps, with years of expertise and lots of features, already in the iOS market. So, you may ask why Healthbook? Well, Apple will be providing lots of important info related to our body like heart rate, respiratory rate, hydration, blood sugar levels, and lots of more parameters. We're hearing that Apple will unveil iWatch this year. So, the wearables will get a great chance to provide and monitor the changes that occur in our body, and keep it in an organized app named "Healthbook". 

Mobile Payments

fingerprint scanner

Apple is planning to develop a new method of mobile payment services which might involve the use of the fingerprint scanner. This will enable the users to have capabilities to buy songs, apps or other services by just pressing their thumb on the fingerprint sensor.

With these changes, Apple will also be updating their existing apps.


As one of the most popular and reliable voice-assistant, Siri will get updates as well, though we got no news as to what updates are coming to Siri. But, reliable sources have confirmed that the new Siri will have much improved integration with the 3rd party apps, as well as it will be providing more services to the user.


Apple's hard work with their Maps app is finally starting to fill its position. Apple will definitely provide a new version of Maps this year. They'll add the missing date, and fix the errors that occurred in their previous apps.

With these changes in mind, Apple will also provide changes in multitasking by bringing the split screen multitasking feature.

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This is a guest post by Prakash Thakur, a young entrepreneur and a technology blogger, currently living in Kolkata, India. He is the founder and main author of iOS 8 Updates.

Most people use computers every day to send messages, check email and conduct business. Very few people use the kind of specialized, emerging technology needed at the most elite levels of the military and government. Some of these astounding computers can resist the force of a blast from a roadside explosive. They're needed in high-pressure situations when an ordinary laptop or desktop isn't reliable enough.


The military uses state-of-the-art rack-mount computers and portable rugged computers to ensure the safety of highly sensitive data. Rugged computers look like heavy-duty laptops with blast-proof cases containing handles, locks and hinges. Adventurers, scientists and explorers, in order to provide network connectivity and data storage in the harshest conditions on the planet, also use these computers.

Portable Computers

portable computers

Portable computers have become increasingly popular over the last ten years, as more people require the specialized functions these mobile desktop environments offer. There is a big difference between a portable computer and a laptop or mobile device, such as a smartphone or tablet PC. Portable computers are essentially desktop computers with an all-in-one case containing heavy-duty handles for carrying equipment from one site to another. They support desktop form-factor components, such as motherboards, memory, graphics processors and main processors. Unlike laptops, netbooks and tablets, portable computers have high-powered cooling systems to keep the components from overheating.

Military Computers

The U.S. military uses a wide variety of different computers for every situation imaginable. When they don't need a full-size desktop or laptop, they use handheld rugged computers or tablets. The military often implements embedded computers in specialized combat situations and other semi-permanent installations. One of the most important features in military computers is their wireless connectivity, which must be accessible at all times for important communications. These specialized devices use increasingly sophisticated methods of data encryption when transferring information over a network. Unlike ordinary citizens, the military has access to certain wireless radio frequencies that support computerized handheld radios and smart devices.

Rugged Computers

rugged computers

As their name suggests, rugged computers are devices that have been hardened against sudden shocks, blasts and falls. They use highly durable plastic and metal cases that protect internal components from dirt, shrapnel and debris. While the U.S. military often uses rugged computers, many other fields of industry also use them. They are useful to scientists researching remote geographical regions, and explorers who need sturdy equipment for real-time geocaching. Rugged computers come in many shapes and sizes for a large range of activities. The most common rugged computers look like PDAs, laptops or netbooks, but there are also rack-mount and embedded ones for industrial use.

Rack-mount Computers

Rack-mount computers are designed to be bolted into a 19-inch rack for use in telecommunications, government and corporate industries. They lack a user interface and instead contain a number of input, output and power connections for integrating with components in a larger system. Rack-mount computer environments are used in the broadcast industry to process audio and video for film, television and the Web.

Special-purpose computers are changing the way tech professionals work and provide services to the general population. As the importance of computers and the internet increases, these specialized devices provide a higher level of security, functionality and connectivity to people all over the world.

In this contemporary era, technological advancements have revolutionized the way businesses are run. In addition to offering a variety of environment-friendly gadgets and devices that preserve the planet, technological advancements have helped to eliminate time-consuming, monotonous tasks that leave employees bored and frustrated. By learning more about the various positive influences that technology has had on businesses, you can make an informed decision regarding which gadgets, devices, and software would be of greatest benefit to you.

technology helping businesses

The Green Effect


One of the greatest positive effects that technology has had on the world of business is its ability to preserve the environment. There are several technological inventions that facilitate this process, and one example would be the rise of the e-signature. With the e-signature, companies can seal deals by signing contracts without using paper or even being physically present together in an office. Instead, the contracts are signed through the use of e-signature software that permits the signers to type their signature, or use a digitized image of a hand signature. The rise of the e-signature has greatly benefited the environment as a result of the fact that it helps to eliminate paper waste.

Time Saver

social media

In addition to preserving the environment, technology contributes positively to the world of businesses by saving time. There are several examples of this, such as HR database software that enables human resources managers to store employee information in a central database rather than muddling through spreadsheets. Yet another example of the way technological advances have functioned as time savers within the business world is the rise of social media advertising. With social channels such as Twitter and Facebook, businesses can send prospective clients and/or loyal customers updates regarding promotional items, sales, and any other information pertinent to their goods and services.

Non-stop Work

cloud computing

Yet another way that technology has positively influenced the world of business is by giving business owners and employees the ability to work from remote locations. One technological advancement that has made this possible is the Cloud. With the Cloud, employees can access work-related documents and other forms of data from any location where the internet is available. This means that employees can modify documents and complete projects while on vacation, from the comfort of their home, or even while grocery shopping.

Perpetual Communication

perpetual communication

Business owners who want to ensure that they can always communicate with their staff are likely happy that technological advancements have made it possible. For example, data cabling, which is a form of cable networking which enables the relay of information from one point to another, makes it possible for business leaders to access job leads from a remote location and share information about them with another individual. This process is possible because data cabling facilitates communication between two or more users while also enabling them to analyze information from a central point. 

As the 21st century continues to unfold, technological advances are playing an increasingly prevalent role in the way business is conducted. As mentioned earlier, technological advancements have resulted in the preservation of the environment, the saving of time, and the ability for businesses to get more work done while outside of the office. By making use of some or all of the technological devices and software mentioned earlier, you will likely find that your business operations function more effectively than ever.

Do you know of any other such useful technological innovation that helps businesses?

There is an app for almost every project, chore, and job imaginable; and that is what can make the app market such a confusing place. For those who are ready to use their smartphone to their advantage, here is a look at ten of the top choices for anyone who wants to simplify those daily, weekly, and monthly tasks in their life.

Apps that simplify everyday needs


Going through dozens or even hundreds of emails feels like a daily chore for many, but Mailbox simplifies the process. This is one of the most ergonomic email apps and utilizes simple touchscreen controls to file, save, delete, or simply return emails to the bottom of the pile to check them at a later date.


The days of scrounging for cash or hunting down a credit card to split the bill with friends are long gone. Connecting with only trusted friends, Venmo allows the user to quickly transfer a few dollars to a family or friend's bank account with just a few taps on the screen.


Keeping in touch across emails, text messages, video chats, and media files can turn into a bit of a chore, especially when international charges come into play. Whatsapp uses the smartphone's 3G, 4G, or Wifi connection to send almost any type of message, including file transfers, absolutely free.


Dealing with traffic or attempting to navigate a new city is no longer a chore with Waze. It is a community-based app that tracks traffic in real time according to other users, and the up-to-date GPS directions are just an appealing addition to this popular app.


Integrating a workout routine into a busy daily schedule seems practically impossible for many, but Hot5 has simplified the process for those that are ready to get into shape. With a database of thousands of exercise routines, users can narrow their search according to how much time they have, their level of fitness, or the style of workout they would like to do.



Paying bills may have finally transitioned into the digital age, but remembering what needs to be paid and when it needs to be paid is still a monthly headache. EvolveMoney allows the user to input their billing information just a single time, and will then offer reminders and allow online bill pay with a single tap on the screen.

Key Ring

Key Ring

Fumbling for membership and discount cards no longer needs to be an ongoing annoying day-after-day. Key Ring provides a secure digital location that saves membership cards for grocery stores, the gym, gas stations, and more.


RedLaser is all about saving money and putting the power back into the hands of the buyer. By scanning an item's bar-code, the smartphone will show all local and online stores carrying that product along with comparable prices.


Evernote is the one and only note taking app that anyone will ever need. Users can create checklists, scan pages, save notes, set reminders, create a customized calendar, and more.


BigOven is a clean and responsive app that helps people create delicious meals with a focus on simplicity. As an added bonus, the app will quickly create a grocery list after a meal has been selected.

In the present day and age, no one should ever be fumbling for their membership cards, or wondering if they forgot something at the store. These amazing mobile apps are some of the best options to simplify daily chores and keep one's life on track.

Which app(s) do you use on a regular basis?
User experience
User Experience (UX) technology is now an essential part of any application that aims to be successful in the market. Companies like Apple have mastered the ability to engage users and provide intuitive interfaces that are easily accessible. What this means is that any person can use a Apple laptop without having to do a lot of work to learn how the device works; they just find it intuitive and almost second nature. Mobile apps also need to meet the standards imposed by UX to be successful. People expect that a mobile app will be easy to use and intuitive, otherwise they will not waste their time in downloading the app, or paying for it. Following are the key points one must take care about, while making a mobile app.
Love traveling? And love clicking snaps during your travel? You are, then, a keen and enthusiastic travel photographer. According to the Photographic Society of America, "any image that expresses the feeling of a time and place, portrays a land, its people, or a culture in its natural state, and has no geographical limitations" is considered as a travel photo. This might sound easy, but clicking a travel photo is no easy job, no matter you are an amateur or a professional. Choosing the right camera can help you a lot to capture good photographs. Following is a list of 5 cameras best suited for travel photography.