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Karbonn coming up with Dual-OS Devices in 2014

Karbonn coming up with Dual-OS Devices in 2014

India has become one of largest smartphone markets in the world and many local companies have started to come up with their own devices. Companies like MicroMax, XOLO, Karbonn Mobiles etc have all started to come in the fold, with some more than decent devices such as the MicroMax Canvas series and XOLO Lava. Well rumors have started to pour out that Karbonn are going to launch a Dual OS smartphone. The Time of India have actually supported this story and said that the company is well on its way to launch the devices. Microsoft has just made “Karbonn” their new partner and they were already making smartphones running android. So following Nokia’s footsteps Karbonn are going to make Windows and Android running devices.  That being said, devices running both is sure to attract more customers. According to Karbonn Mobiles the device will be available by Juneof this year. The year 2014  is turning out to be an very interesting year and its only just the tip of the iceberg. It seems we are in for a real treat as the year progresses and we shall make sure you get all the latest tech news as it...

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Nokia’s First Windows 8.1 RT powered Tablet – The Lumia 2520

Nokia’s First Windows 8.1 RT powered Tablet – The Lumia 2520

Nokia has started the climb back in the market, mostly due to its Windows Phone 8 line of smartphones. The Nokia Lumia 1020 is best in its class when it comes to having a camera on a smartphone, 41 Megapixels does make a difference. Next they launch a first ever Windows Phone 8 running Phablet, theNokia Lumia 1520 having 6 inch 1080p HD display. Now they have gone a step ahead and have finally launched the First Nokia Tablet, The Lumia 2520 running Windows RT 8.1. The Windows 8.1 running tablet has a 10 inch Full HD IPS LCD Display, with alot of power under the hood. The tablet is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 Quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM, has a 32GB storage capacity and is LTE enabled. The Lumia 2520 sports a 6.7 Mega pixel shooter at the back and 2 MP camera in the front. The tablet will sell retail at $499 which is around the same as the Microsoft Surface 2, so will be a bit tough to decide which tablet is better. If you think the Microsoft Surface 2 has an edge due to it having a keyboard then think again, the Lumia 2520 has an optional Keyboard back cover, which also gives 5 hours extra of battery life, that would prove pretty handy in those emergency situations. The tablet will be available in four colors – Red, Cyan, White and Black. The full specs list is mentioned below: Nokia Lumia 2520 Specification List: 10.1-inch display IPS LCD 1920×1080 resolution Windows RT 8.1 Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core 2.2GHz 2GB of RAM 32GB of storage MicroSD slot LTE connectivity 6.7MP rear cam, 2MP front 8000mAh battery Black, White, Red, Cyan AT&T and...

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Microsoft officially launch Remote Desktop sharing app with the release of Windows 8.1

Microsoft officially launch Remote Desktop sharing app with the release of Windows 8.1

Microsoft have today released the Windows 8.1 update almost a year after unveiling their most powerful OS to date, Windows 8. The update has brought with it a host of new features and some few tweaks to the previous version. With that said, Microsoft have also released their Remote Desktop App for Android which allows users to control their Windows PC using their smartphone or tablet. The Microsoft Remote Desktop app lets you connect to a remote PC and your work resources from almost anywhere. The app also allows users to use their Android devices for multi-touch gestures to navigate their desktops, input text and also stream HD videos  seamlessly between both the devices without any hassle. Features Access to remote resources through your Remote Desktop Gateway Rich multi-touch experience with remote desktop protocol (RDP) and RemoteFX supporting Windows gestures Secure connection to your data and applications with breakthrough Network Layer Authentication (NLA) technology Simple management of all remote connections from the connection center High quality video and sound streaming with improved compression and bandwidth usage For those of you who are using Windows 8 and have already updated their systems to Windows 8.1 should try out this handy little app right away. The Microsoft Remote Desktop app is now available for free from the Google Play...

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Microsoft to Take Over Nokia in $7.2 bn

Microsoft to Take Over Nokia in $7.2 bn

Now here’s news that is going to leave everybody shell-shocked…..to say the least!! Microsoft in an astonishing turn of events have taken over Finnish cellular giants Nokia in a $7.2bn deal (5.44bn Euros). Microsoft confirmed that Nokia would grant the Washington state-based software giant a 10-year non-exclusive license to its patents, while the Finnish company would itself focus entirely on network infrastructure and services, while ceasing to exist as a phone manufacturers.   The two companies said the deal would “redefine the boundaries of mobility,” and would be completed by early 2014. About 32,000 employees would switch to Microsoft, if the acquisition is approved by regulators. Nokia still remains the world’s second largest mobile phone manufacturers behind Samsung but have fared poorly in the “Smartphone” category. This seems to be quite a smart move on the part of Microsoft as currently the usage of phones having the Windows Phone OS from vendors is fading at a rapid pace.   Nokia which had around 40% mobile market share in 2007, dropped down to 15% by 2013 and have a meager share of just 3% in the Smartphone genre with Android playing a major role largely due to its 75% share in the global Smartphone market. Microsoft will also take into ownership Nokia’s Asha range of feature phones. Patent-wise, Microsoft gets 10-year non-exclusive license to its Finnish partner’s library of ideas and “reciprocal rights” to use Microsoft patents within its HERE mapping services. While Microsoft will be able to use the Nokia branding on its products, the Finnish company will now focus on its mapping, infrastructure and advanced tech arms. Here is what former Nokia CEO Steve Ballmer had to say: “It’s a bold step into the future – a win-win for employees, shareholders and consumers of both companies. Bringing these great teams together will accelerate Microsoft’s share and profits in phones, and strengthen the overall opportunities for both Microsoft and our partners across our entire family of devices and services.” Would the new found acquisition by Microsoft finally be the key to Nokia’s resurgence? We’ll soon find...

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Microsoft Pakistan Empowers Businesses through Technology Innovation

Microsoft Pakistan Empowers Businesses through Technology Innovation

A media gathering was organized by Microsoft Pakistan at their liaison office in Karachi where the Country Manager, Mr. Amir Rao was introduced to the media. The meet-up featured a technological trend analysis of Pakistan and a discussion about Microsoft’s role in transforming the way organizations and individuals work today. The session was attended by leading journalists from electronic, print and digital mediums. The discussion was targeted for the business sector of Pakistan which is gaining momentum as the economy is gearing up for a recovery. At such a significant juncture, the use of technology can optimize operations and enhance the efficiency of enterprises operating in any field.  “The advent of technological solutions for businesses has opened a new front for companies to gain a competitive edge in the market.” This was stated by Amir Rao, country manager, Microsoft Pakistan. He further said, “Microsoft offers a wide range of software tailored for the business sector which can significantly enhance the productivity of a company and thus appreciate the ROI. We believe that in order to take this country forward, we must stay abreast with all the technological innovations because these advances promise a sustainable economic future and an enhanced lifestyle for the employees and customers of a business.”   Microsoft’s mission has always been to help people and businesses throughout the world to realize their full potential. The company delivers on this promise by striving to create technology that is accessible to everyone in the shape of Windows 8, Office 365, Windows Azure etc. Leading companies such as Dawood Hercules Corporation and Serena Hotels have deployed Office 365 to gain a seamless integration of all their operational components. Microsoft leads the industry in accessibility innovation and in building products that are safer and easier to use. The company puts a special focus on cloud computing and believes in constantly evolving its products to increase the benefits to its consumers and to keep ahead of the competition. Microsoft’s Cloud computing comprises of three main flavors;  Office 365 – Hosted by Microsoft’s global server networks Windows Azure – An open and flexible cloud platform that enables you to quickly build, deploy and manage applications across a global network of Microsoft-managed data-centers. Partner Hosted Cloud Model – All servers to be centrally located in Pakistan Emphasis was also made on the need of a “Broadband Highway” that would eventually lead to the introduction of a 3G or even 4G mobile technology in the country in the near future. The event was concluded on a high note with Mr. Rao asserting that Microsoft Pakistan aims to invest deeply in such endeavors in the upcoming fiscal year to promote technology enablement for a...

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