Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Galaxy S4 Zoom - 16MP camera - expecting official announcement on June 20

Galaxy S4 Zoom - 16MP camera -  expecting official announcement on June 20 . So of the key features of
Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom
4.3-inch Super AMOLED display
Resolution of 540x960 pixels.
1.6GHz dual-core processor
8GB of internal storage expandable via microSD card.
USP will be its 16-megapixel rear camera with 10x optical zoom
1.9-megapixel front facing camera.
Bluetooth 4.0LE, Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n, A-GPS connectivity options
1900mAh battery.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

What is a Universal Life Insurance ?

Universal Life Insurance is a type of permanent life insurance characterized by flexible premiums, flexible face amounts and death benefit amounts, and its un bundling of pricing factors. The distinguishing characteristics of a universal life policy is its flexibility, both in terms of death benefit amounts and premium amounts, and its un bundling pricing system.

Each universal life policy specifies:

  1. The mortality charge that the insurer will apply. 
  2. The interest rate that the insurer will credit to the policy’s cash value, and
  3. The expense charges that the insurer will apply. 

The most attractive feature of this is , universal life insurance policy gives the policy owner a great deal of flexibility, both when he purchases the policy and over the life of the policy. When he purchases the policy, the policy owner decides the policy’s face amount, the amount of the death benefit payable and the amount of premiums he will pay for that coverage, within certain limits. The policy owner can change these choices during the life of the policy, but the insurance company must approve certain type of changes.The owner of a universal life policy can determine, within certain limits, how much to pay both for the initial premium and for each subsequent renewal premium. The policy owner also has great flexibility to decide when to pay renewal premiums. The insurance company imposes maximum limits on the amounts of the initial and renewal premiums in order to ensure that the policy will maintain its status as an insurance product.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Google Chromebook Pixel a direct rival for Apple

A brief on Google Chromebook Pixel : -
Now Google came with a direct competitor for Apple rectina display Moc book . HP and Samsung have made other affordable Chromebooks in the $200 to $250 range . So wow much a New Chrome OS Chromebook Pixel cost : $1,300 . So its 3 to 4 times more than that . So what are the specific features for this Google Chromebook Pixel
  1. What are the key features for Chrome OS Chromebook Pixel.
  2. 4.3 million pixels – each invisible to the unaided eye.
  3. 12.85” screen has the highest pixel density of any laptop.
  4. 3:2 photographic format designed for the web.
  5. Touch screen, having swipe through apps, and edit photos with the tip of your finger.
  6. 0.55 mm layer of touch-enabled Gorilla® Glass fused directly to the screen.
  7. Boots-up in seconds and stays fast.
  8. Almost zero setup or maintenance.
  9. Built-in LTE delivers fast connectivity.
  10. Can connect 4G LTE network.
  11. Have anodized aluminum alloy to a tight tolerance.
  12. Vents are hidden, screws invisible, and stereo speakers seamlessly tucked away beneath the backlit keyboard.
  13. Pixel has an industry-leading WiFi.
  14. LTE engineered directly into the machine.
  15. Two precisely positioned antennas and dual-band support.
  16. Piano hinge makes it possible to open and close Pixel with a single finger.
  17. Engineered act as a heat-sink to help keep the machine cool.

Google Chromebook Pixel India price may be approximately : INR 95000/-

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Blanket Insurance - A brief information to all

Whether Blanket Insurance and Group Insurance are same? The answer is NO. So what is blanket insurance? A Blanket Insurance can be considered as one type of Group Insurance by keeping certain condition. A very quick description for Blanket Insurance can be something like “The Coverage which is provided to a group of people/individuals who are exposed to a common hazard but who are not individually identified”. The people/individuals who comes under this coverage will not be the same, they will change frequently.

Blanket Insurance is typically a type of Group Insurance
  1. Insurer will not be providing any policy bond to each covered person included in the group
  2. Individual will not or cannot apply for coverage
  3. Automatic coverage will be happening of a particular event, like purchasing flight ticket, bus ticket, credit card etc.

Specific types of groups, such as , school students, passengers of train, members of charitable trust etc. Normally Accident or Sickness Protection coverage’s are available in these kind of insurance. Some will have disability Income coverage’s also. There are many clauses, for example, for an accident, if they have covered blanket insurance for passengers for a specific area, and if the accident happened in another area, the insurance is not covered. Another example if a blanket accident insurance is given to all members participating in fire fighting training, then the benefits are paid if any accidents occur while undergoing fire training only.Other things that needs to be noted is for there won’t be underwriting involved what so ever. In most cases the beneficiary may not be aware of the existence of such coverage.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

How to download Source code / data from Mainframe .

I thought of downloading multiple files from mainframe to my desktop for my validation with excel etc, when I checked in internet , I didn't find much . I have to go to DOS and have to enter manually , I feel quite uncomfortable on that . So thought of creating a small script , so that I can enter all the file at a single stretch and then work parallel, so that I can save some time and no need to wait for one to download etc... This can be use full for testing, when you may need to download the flat files for manual validation. Here I am attaching a ZIP folder , Every thing is free here :) - There is a Read me document in the ZIP , just have a look on those.  

Download Link : here

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Will Ubuntu OS kill Android ? A new generation Mobile OS

In mobile market, Apple, Microsoft, Sony every one is targeting on Google's Android. In 3 years the Android had captured the mobile market keeping back of Apple and Windows. The greatest advantage on Android , is not only a smart OS and cost effective but also user friendly , compatible . Now when we check about the Ubuntu OS, some of the think that noticed is Ubuntu for phones will use native apps, and developers can create a single app for both the desktop and the PC , indirectly we can say cloud compatible. To override android, a simple technique that Ubuntu says is Ubuntu runs well on entry-level smartphones and  it uses the same drivers as Android. So now it’s easy to bring a better experience to customers all over the world. Developers can create native apps or lightweight HTML5 apps very eaisly without much effort.HTML5 apps written for other platforms can be adapted to Ubuntu with ease. Ubuntu uses QML to give you a really slick, easy development experience for native apps with engines in C or C++, and JavaScript for UI glue that isn’t performance critical. QML toolkit and sample application are available for download today, so there’s no better time to get started. What to know Click here

What Ubuntu gives for developers and others?

Ubuntu One personal cloud service provides every Ubuntu user with free storage space and the option to buy more for music and photos. But for developers, Ubuntu One offers much more. The U1DB cloud-syncing database provides APIs to sync any kind of data to the cloud.Ubuntu One enables you to develop integrated, differentiating services, without the need to maintain your own infrastructure. Among its features is an integrated identity management service, enabling you to manage identity, payments and service activation securely.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

How to Monitor your Internet Connection uptime by your own

How to Monitor your Internet Connection uptime ?
Some times you can see that your you tube video suddenly having loading icon ,and then after 5-10 second its going normal, or hang your web web in the middle of loading. There can be two reason , may be the web site issue or the next is your internet connection. 99% the issue will be with your internet connection. Instead of calling the help desk ( Help Less Desk :) ) you can have a look from your side and you can suggest them what is happening. So what we need to do . We need to ping to some ip or some trusted web sites such as google, yahoo  etc. When pinging , if there is a time out some time for 2-3 seconds, there the signal that you are receiving is disconnecting. 
What is a Ping ?
From WikiPedia : Ping is a computer network administration utility used to test the reachability of a host on an Internet Protocol (IP) network and to measure the round-trip time for messages sent from the originating host to a destination computer. The name comes from active sonar terminology which sends a pulse of sound and listens for the echo to detect objects underwater

So how to test this
Option 1 
Take the command prompt ( Take Run , then type  cmd and Enter)
Type ping google.com -t    or you can type   ping google.com -t   in the Run window itself and press enter
Option 2 
Press Window Key + R  => you will get the run window.
Type   ping google.com -t   and press enter