April 27, 2017

Vivo V5s launched in India with 20 MP selfie camera at Rs. 18,990


Vivo now has the next instalment on the Vivo V5 lineup. The company today held a launch event at Gurugram in India at 12:45 PM where it launched the Vivo V5s, a smartphone that is specifically focussed on taking great selfies. The design of the Vivo V5s follows its predecessor and it still looks a lot like an iPhone.

Vivo V5s launched with 20 MP Selfie camera

The Vivo V5s has a 5.5 inch HD IPS LCD display with a screen resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels, offering a pixel density of 267 pixels per inch. It is quite low while comparing its competition. But the real strength of the V5s is its front-facer camera. The phone has a 20 MP front facing f/2.2 aperture camera with a lighting feature which they call the "Moonlight Glow". It is basically brightened display while taking selfies. Vivo promises to offer greatly detailed selfies on this camera. The rear shooter found on the Vivo V5s is just a 13 MP unit with phase detection autofocus and f/2.0 aperture.

Vivo V5s Specifications

The Vivo V5s is powered by an octa-core MediaTek MT6750 SoC clocked at 1.5 GHz. It has 4 GB RAM and 64 GB ROM for internal storage while there is microSD support for expandability up to 256 GB. The display of the phone is further protected by a Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection and it is over a 2.5D curved glass. 

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The Vivo V5s also has AK4376 Hi-Fi Audio chip inside to aid its audio output. We all know the company advertises with the tag "Camera and Music" and finally, we see something really added to the music department by them. Other features include dual-SIM card support (Micro+Nano), regular connectivity features like WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, micro USB 2.0 with OTG, 3.5mm audio jack and a fingerprint reader on its home button. The phone has 4G network with VoLTE support. It also has an accelerometer, ambient light sensor, digital compass, proximity sensor, and a virtual gyroscope on the list of sensors.

The phone weighs just 154 grams and measures 153.8x75.5x7.55mm in dimensions. It is quite slim while comparing with other phones in this price. The phone runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow with Funtouch 3.0 OS. The preorders of the Vivo V5s has already started and the first sale of the phone will be on May 6. The smartphone is priced at Rs. 18,990 and the Matte Black version will be out first. The Crown Gold version will only come out after 20th of May.


April 15, 2017

Convert Word to PDF - doPDF 7/8 Free PDF Converter [Download]

doPDF 7/8 Free PDF Converter


Converting Word documents can be tough in some situations. Even though the newer MS Word applications come with Save as PDF option, converting more than one file using the Word application is not an easy way. For this and for those who are using older MS Word applications, we here provide a freeware app to do the job. Convert Word to PDF easily using doPDF Free PDF Converter software.

Convert Word to PDF

We are gonna use and recommend a free software named doPDF here. It is one of the most reliable and free PDF tool available. Luckily, it does not require you to buy the full version or anything to do more tasks. It is a no-headache PDF converter software that is really easy to use and you have always wanted. Even I had trouble finding a good free converter online for so long. Now I have finally found one and wanted to share it. So here it is.

Download the application through the links below. The latest version is 8.8 but we recommend doPDF 7 as it is very small and efficient.

Download doPDF 8 and 7

⏬ doPDF 8.8 (Latest) - Download from Soft112.com (53MB)

⏬ doPDF 7 (Recommended) - Download from Google Drive (4MB)


How to use doPDF 7/8 Free PDF Converter

doPDF is not just any PDF converter, it offers you a different and convenient way to convert your documents or any files. We'll describe how it works and how to use it in the steps below

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doPDF 7 on Windows 7

  • Download and install the application. The installer is same for both 64 bit and 32 bit Windows operating systems. The version we used is doPDF 7.
  • You don't need to open the application to convert files.
  • When you are working on the file you want to convert, say it's a Word document, you just press Ctrl + P to open print dialog box.
  • Select doPDF as the printer if it is not already selected.
  • Press Print.
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  • Now the doPDF application will open up a window where it asks you a directory to save the PDF file. Provide it with a directory you wish.
  • Press OK. The file will be saved in PDF format in the selected directory.
  • That's it.

Hope this helped you while creating files and documents. Keep in mind that this works not only with Word documents but also many other programs like Excel spreadsheets, Powerpoint presentations, AutoCAD drawings, etc. Share it if you found it useful. Thanks for reading.


April 11, 2017

Sony Xperia XA1 launched with Helio P20 and 23 MP camera at Rs 19,990

Sony Xperia XA1


After the announcement of a new range of smartphones in the MWC 2017 in Barcelona, Sony has launched their mid-range Xperia XA1. They have made it available on all major Sony outlets across the country at Rs. 19,990.

The phone was announced at the MWC event with its sibling Xperia XA1 Ultra. XA1 Ultra is expected to be released soon. But the company's new flagship device, the Xperia XZ is also going on sale on the same day which is today.

Getting back to the Xperia XA1, it is a mid-range Android smartphone with an all plastic body and an aluminium frame at the edges. It has a 5 inch HD (1280 x 720p) display protected by a Corning Gorilla Glass in the front. It has ~294 ppi pixel density and a screen to body ratio of ~70.9%. On the right side, the phone still has the Sony's signature round power button and a dedicated camera shutter key too. There is no fingerprint sensor though, which is really common in this price range.



Other specifications include a 2.3 GHz octa-core MediaTek Helio P20 MT6757 processor paired with a 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal memory. It can further be expanded with a microSD. The Xperia XA1 also has a 23 MP f/2.0 aperture rear camera with phase detection and laser autofocus and LED flash while there is a 8 MP wide-angle front facing camera. Both cameras are capable of recording 1080p videos. The phone supports 4G LTE with VoLTE and has dual-SIM support with all regular connectivity options.

The USB found on XA1 is USB Type-C. The phone runs Android Nougat out of the box. It has a 2300 mAh non-removable battery with fast charging support. Sony has put their own charging technology here, what they call adaptive charging. The phone uses intelligent charging to prevent battery decline by learning your charging patterns and adapting to them. They claim that this allows them to offer up to twice the battery lifespan. Sony bundles Quick Charger UCH-12 with the phone in the box.

The Sony Xperia XA1is available in White, Black and Pink colours at Rs. 19,990. The smartphone is pretty thin at just 8 mm and it weighs 143g. So what do you think about this new addition from Sony? It sure looks like it lacks a few things but do you think Sony can make it up with other things it has here? Share your thoughts below.


April 8, 2017

Safari Browser for Windows 10/8/7 [Download]


Safari, the Apple's browser app is available for Mac, iPhone and iPads as of now. It is one of the most popular browsers among users especially the Apple followers. But however, Apple has stopped the development and support of Safari browser for Windows. It was there for quite a while but now as they have taken it back to stay unique, Windows users can only have Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox (or any other favourites for that matter). But there is still a way to install Safari in Windows. It's though an older installer package that is still available.

Apple stopped the release of Safari for Windows in 2012 with the last version being 5.1.7. So that is the most modern Safari that you can get today on Windows. If you are interested in getting Safari for Windows, just get it here and have it installed on your Windows computer, be it Windows 10, 8/8.1 or 7.

Download Safari Browser for Windows 10/8/7

Safari 5.1.7 running on Windows 10

File Name: SafariSetup.exe
Version: 5.1.7
File Size: 36 MB
Location: apple.com

  • Just download the setup from the link above. It is safe and can be trusted as it is from Apple's official site.
  • After getting the file, just run it to start the installation.
  • At the end, Safari will be installed in your Windows OS. The version provided is 5.1.7. It is the last version that supported Windows OS. But the current version Safari is on is 10.1 (as of April 2017)
  • That's it.
So that is all for today in our guide. Hope this helped you and the Safari Browser for Windows worked well on your PC. Tell us what you think about the Apple's browser. Will you choose it over your regular browsers? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

April 6, 2017

Samsung, Sony, LG fetch the Top 3 India's Most Trusted Brand Rankings



The 2017's Brand Trust Report has been released and it shows the top 3 most trusted brands in India. The South  Korea-based Samsung comes out on top fetching the title of India's Most Trusted Brand. Following them is the Japanese electronics giant Sony and South Korean LG.

The Brand Trust Report 2017

The Brand Trust Report is a study to measure people's trust in brands all over the nation. It is released annually by Comniscient Group's TRA Research. The group's CEO N. Chandramouli said, “Trust is transaction personified and the rigor of TRA’s Brand Trust annual study has always displayed prescience through its data. The 17-rank climb of the Consumer Electronic brand Samsung to top position and the 12-rank climb of Apple to fourth rank over last year are significant. Among the top ten this year, four brands have gained ranks, five brands have retained their last year’s ranks, and one brand has fallen in rank. Of the 2016 list, four brands slipped out of the top ten list of 2017, namely Samsung Mobiles, Nokia, Godrej, and ICICI Bank.”

Samsung at the Top

Coming back to the rankings, Samsung's current top spot is an astounding feat if we look at where the company was last year. They were at the 18th spot in 2016, so now they have climbed 17 ranks to reach the first spot. This is the whole Samsung Electronics we are referring to. Samsung Mobiles is different and they were the most trusted mobile phone brand in India

Surprisingly, the current leader in mobile phone rank table is Nokia who is yet to enter the Indian market after HMD's acquisition.


Sony, LG and others

Consumer electronics brands Sony and LG now hold the second and third ranks in the index. They are also their last year's rank and it remains unchanged this year. Apple is the fourth most trusted brand in India, climbing 12 ranks from where they were last year. This is the first time that Apple makes it to the top 5.

The fifth rank is Tata's again who is also the most trusted Indian brand in India. The sixth spot is claimed by Honda, 7th by Maruti Suzuki and then the Dell and Lenovo possess 8th and 9th ranks. The Chinese Lenovo has climbed 18 ranks from where it was in 2016. The tenth rank has been claimed by another Indian brand, Bajaj. out of the top ten most trusted brands in India, only 3 brands are Indian (if you also take Maruti Suzuki into account.)



Airtel is at the 16th spot overall but number one when only the telecom industry is considered while the Reliance Jio is second most trusted in the telecom industry. Also, MTS is the least trusted mobile service provider in India according to the report.

The Brand Trust Report of 2017 is the seventh report made by the TRA Research. It consists of over 11,000 unique brands from which top 1000 brands have been chosen and listed. You can view the whole list, categorised in their website. We've mentioned the sources below.

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April 1, 2017

OnePlus 3T Midnight Black available now for Rs. 34,999

OnePlus 3T Midnight Black

OnePlus 3T was quite a hit after its launch last year. The device offered great features at a really competitive price that other flagships cannot match. The company now has a midnight black coloured variant of the phone out as a limited edition. It is available on OnePlusStore.in and Amazon.in online for Rs. 34,999.

The Midnight Black adds a great new look to the OnePlus 3T. This edition has a space-grade aluminium panel that is coated with 3 paint coatings with 14 microns thickness. The General Manager of OnePlus India, Vikas Agarwal said, "We have been working on a black coloured OnePlus device for over a year now and are excited to bring this limited edition phone to India. The OnePlus 3T Midnight Black is not only strikingly beautiful, but it is also designed to resist smudges and fingerprints that often plague darker metal chassis".

For a glance of specs, the OnePlus 3T has a 5.5 inch Full HD AMOLED display (401PPI), 2.35GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 SoC, Adreno 530, 6GB RAM+64/128GB ROM, 16MP f/2.0 back camera with PDAF and OIS, 16MP f/2.0 front camera with low-light capture for selfies and a 3400 mAh non-removable battery with Das Charge (4A). It runs Oxygen OS based on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow.

Additionally, if you buy a midnight black limited edition anywhere, you will also get a Sandstone Case for free from OnePlus.

This addition is likely to draw a lot of buyers as OnePlus 3T is already a popular device at the sub-30k segment. The price does seem to be a little higher than regular OnePlus 3T but it is a limited edition for a reason. And you also get a free case remember? So what do you think about this new shade? Is it worth getting or is it just a thing that only hardcore OnePlus fans must get? Share your thoughts. Thanks for reading.


March 28, 2017

How to Change Your Name or Remove Your Number from Truecaller

Truecaller is a really successful app that identifies any unknown caller that calls your mobile in an instant. This is possible because of their huge directory of mobile numbers and their user profiles collected from a lot of users around the world. But it is still a bugging feature as the service will tag your number with a name that it finds on any mobile phone. So in many cases, your number might be named differently or not as you want it to be. Sometimes, you might want to just delete your number and get out of Trucaller. Here, we will show you how to change your name or remove your number from Truecaller.

How to Change Your Name on Truecaller

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To begin with, we will show how to change your name in Truecaller. If your name in Truecaller is set wrong or if you just want it changed for some other reasons, you can follow this method.It is pretty simple.You can do it in Trucaller app itself. Follow the steps below.

  • Open Truecaller App on Android, iOS or Windows Phone.
  • Go to your Profile page and press Edit.
  • Here you can give your name in the Name field.

If don't have Truecaller app, you can still change the name of a profile this way:

  • Go to Truecaller website, www.truecaller.com.
  • Search for the mobile number that needs to be name changed.
  • You need to sign in with either Google or Outlook in order to suggest a name.
  • Sign in with any account (Untick the Enhance search results box to stop Truecaller from using your contacts).

  • Press "Suggest a better name" and give a new name.
  • The suggested name normally gets live within 48 hours after submission.
  • You can email Truecaller Support with your mobile number with country code for a faster approval.

How to Remove Your Number from Truecaller

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If you don't like your number being listed with your name and other details on Truecaller, you can simply take it down just by following few steps.

  • Go to this ➡page.
    • Enter your mobile number.
    • Complete the verification below and press that Unlist button.
    • It will take up to 24 hours to remove your details according to the site.

    That's it from us here for the guide to change your name or remove your number from Truecaller. Hope this helped you. Do drop a comment below and share if you think this would help other. Stay tuned for more updates.

    March 23, 2017

    Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 - Specs Review


    Samsung the South Korean electronics giant is strongly back into the tablet game with the release of Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 which is slated for tomorrow in the US. It is said to cost $599.99 (₹39,990) in the country. The pre-orders started about a week ago on the official store of Samsung as well as other retailers. There will bee two color variants - Black and Silver with an optional keyboard accessory that costs $129.99 (₹8510.00) separately.

    Samsung Galaxy Tab S3

    The tablet sports a premium design and a 9.7-inch QXGA Super AMOLED display. It offers a resolution of 1536 x 2048 pixels and supports HDR (10-bit) videos. It has quad speaker setup from AKG Acoustics and S Pen for the productivity. It also comes with a flip case in the box.

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    The Galaxy Tab S3 runs Android 7.0 and is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor paired with 4 GB of RAM and 32 GB of ROM. A card slot is available which can support microSD cards up to 256 GB. Connectivity wise, there are two variants - a Wi-Fi only and an LTE-enabled variant. The tablet does support standard 3G and 2G networks with the nano SIM and has Bluetooth v4.2, GPS and USB v3.1 (Type-C). Other features include fast charging, 13MP primary camera with AF and flash, 5MP front camera and a 6000 mAh battery. The tablet is quite slim at only 6 mm.

    As for India, the tablet is spotted in an online store (onlymobiles.com) which lists it as "Coming Soon". Expected price is ₹39,990.

    At the price and with the specs, the Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 is surely aimed at the high-end markets. It is Samsung's best tablet yet in terms of all specifications and features. Upon release, it sure will become poular and seens like a great alternative to the iPad Air 2.

    Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 Specifications

    Diplay: 9.7-inch QXGA Super AMOLED (1536 x 2048 pixels, ~264 ppi) with S-Pen stylus
    CPU:  Quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 and Adreno 530 GPU
    RAM: 4 GB
    Storage: 32 GB ROM with microSD up to 256 GB
    Camera: 13MP f/1.9, 27mm AF primary with flash; 5MP  f/2.2, 23mm secondary
    Connectivity: Wi-Fi, LTE, HSPA, GSM, Bluetooth v4.2, GPS (A-GPS), USB-C type
    OS: Android Nougat 7.0
    Dimensions: 237.3 x 169 x 6 mm | Weight: 429 grams


    Price

    💵 $599.99 | ₹39,990