Want To Track Your Droid? Here’s What You Should Do You’ve lost your smartphone. The hub that connects you to your online life – and friends – is gone forever. Your options are to panic, panic again – or, if you’re smart enough to follow the advice below, you can just click around and use the power of everyday tech to get that phone back. Welcome to phone tracking 101. ...

BigBon: Deal-Hunting Just Got a Whole Lot Easier Deals are a beautiful thing. You get something you want for less. You’re happy, the business is happy to gain a happy customer and most importantly your wallet is happy…for a given value of happy, that is. But the problem with most deals is that 9 out of 10 times they’re so poorly promoted such that they can be classified as ...

New Apple iPhone 6 with Android 4.2.2  Jellybeans With all the rumors and leaks, we all know what to expect from new iPhone 6 this fall, but how would you like the iPhone 6 with Android in it? Yeah, you read it right….. iPhone 6 Clone releases even before the original iPhone itself, and its fully armed with heavily skinned version of Android Jellybeans 4.2 to look like ...

The Xiaomi Mi Band: the $13 Fitness Band The only gripe revolving around the Android Wear project and wearables such as the LG G Watch and Samsung Galaxy Gear is the price (as usual). The Gear 2 retails in Sri Lanka for around Rs 34,000 in Sri Lanka. Couple that with a compatible smartphone and you’re looking at around spending close to Rs 70,000 for both. Oh your ...

Meet Snapchat for Documents: Digify Snapchat’s turned out to be quite popular, especially for sexting. It’s simple – snap a picture, share it, and within 1 to 10 seconds, the message deletes itself. It’s great for, say, sharing embarrassing photos of yourself – in fact, Snapchat counts some 700 million photos and videos being sent each day. Enter Digify, a Singapore startup that offers a ...

The VR Craze: What’s In It For Us? First we had the Oculus Rift, then Project Morpheus. Now Samsung’s dipping their hands into Virtual Reality. VR has become one of the hottest emerging technologies in the world in the world. What is VR? Unless you have been busy fighting a Zombie Apocalypse, you should have heard about Virtual Reality by now. For those who have heard of VR, ...

Young Lankan scientist makes life-saving snakebite discovery A landmark discovery by a Sri Lankan scientist could save thousands of lives lost through snakebite the world over. A snakebite victim’s life often hangs in the balance in the minutes during which doctors watch for symptoms of poisoning before injecting the person with anti-venom as the remedy itself could cause severe allergic reactions that can cause immediate death. Not every snakebite ...

Microsoft axes Nokia X, Symbian, Xbox Entertainment Studio Of course Microsoft would cancel Nokia X. We all saw that coming. But apparently, Microsoft’s pruning doesn’t end with cutting off the errant Android device. They’re also laying off a staggering 18,000 employees in their biggest round of layoffs yet. That’s almost 14 percent of their staff. And, according to a leaked internal memo from Jo Harlow, they’ve already spelled out the ...

Why You Shouldn’t Be Pirating Android Apps Android is pretty much the world’s most popular mobile operating system to date. Google I/O 2014 revealed that there were over 1 billion active monthly Android users. All android phones whatever the brand or model be, have one thing in common; an App Store. Called “Play Store”, this is an app that connects the user to a database that houses ...

It appears that the smartphone market may be turning into a commodity market sooner than thought. Samsung’s response to its predicament could shape the entire smartphone market. If Samsung aggressively cuts prices to improve sales, it could pressure other competitors like Nokia, HTC and Motorola Mobility to lower prices, too. That could lead to lower-quality products or even slimmer margins ...

“When you’re in the news business, you always expect the unexpected.” - Helen Thomas She was right, you know. While any sane bunch of newsfolken would either be at home, snoring away, or at home wincing at all the spelling mistakes in the Sunday papers, we’re gearing up for the Dell Urban Challenge. But first, let’s have a look ...

Google I/O Extended 2014 – Highlights The Show starts with a big bang and starting the show with Hi to UK I participant Nigeria and Brazil.  This time Female developer, join  in the part by 20%, that’s increasing by 14% from last  year. Google is encouraging the female developer in the Google IO 14, Even we cover the show in Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka got a small number of Google Staff but the ...

Huawei Ascend P7 Arrives In Sri Lanka As the lights in the Kings Court at Cinnamon Lakeside go dark, a video begins playing on the screen behind the stage. It shows a person in an armored, Iron Man-ish suit, with the Huawei logo clearly stamped on it, building a phone inside the laboratory of a sci-fi spaceship. Once the phone has been built, a drone snatches the ...

Access a Java function from PHP Using PHP/Java Bridge If you are wondering how to access a Java function from your PHP code, this blog post is just for you. Answer to your problem is PHP/Java Bridge. You can do many more things using PHP/Java Bridge. Without beating around the bush let’s get started(happy-face). What’s PHP/Java Bridge? “The PHP/Java Bridge is an implementation of a streaming, XML-based network protocol, which ...

Interesting interview with Ooredoo’s Myanmar strategy chief: Flagging up the likes of mobile health and money services, Swierzy told Mobile World Live there was a big opportunity to go beyond the traditional talk and text model. “We think we can get Myanmar using advanced services more quickly than other markets,” he said. Qatar’s Ooredoo, along with Telenor, fought off stiff ...

Opinion: Apple, Microsoft, Google – the Old Gods and the New The world is breaking up. It’s something that’s happened plenty of times in the past. Religions. Nations. Idealogies. Systems of government. All of these have been catalysts for massive division on a global scale.  Unfortunately, the age of empires hasn’t passed. It’s simply shifted from kings, queens, religions and lines in the sand to a whole bunch of tech companies. ...

Android One takes India to new heights Google I/O recently concluded on the 27th of June 2014. Honestly, it was more along the lines of Android I/O because all the buzz was around the sneak peak of the latest Android OS tantalizingly codenamed “Android L” (we suspect this stands for either Lollipop, Laddu or Lunu miris). Interestingly, in his keynote speech, the senior vice president of Google, Sundar Pichai ...

Android L ( 5.0 ) for Google Nexus 4 Since the Google I/O 2014 every Nexus 4 user is wondering that will this update reach their lovely Nexus 4. Although there is a good possibility that the Google Nexus 4 will recieve this update, for those who love to get their hands on Android L there is a option right now. A team of developers at XDA has ported ...

Sri Lanka to Switch to Digital TV – What? Recently the government announced that it had taken a policy decision to use the ISDB-T transmission standard for local television broadcasting. This looks like a significant step up in the local TV scene, which has basically been a little bit behind the rest of the world for years. What is Digital TV? Digital TV is the next upgrade from the ...

Ubuntu 14.04 Desktop - How I feel it I couldn't install Ubuntu 14.04 as soon as it was released. But I upgraded my office laptop to Ubuntu 14.04 in June.Ubuntu 14.04 is more stable than other releases. And Ubuntu 14.04 is a LTS (Long term support) version which will release updates till 2019. I switched to 14.04 from 12.04.They have disabled workspaces. (+1) I hate this workspace business ...

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