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

Monday, January 21, 2013

Not able to copy contents from webpage ? here is the work around

How to select or copy contents from web site, a) If Ctrl+C is not working, if Ctrl+A is not working , or if Ctrl+V is not working ? or if selecting through mouse is disabled/not working  or right button is not working / disabled?
There are some web page that you can't copy content to your clip board ( You cant copy and paste some where) . Then ,most of time you may manually type the data by looking to the web page . Here I will explain there are some work around for doing that. I would like to remind you one more thing, Copying data from website and publishing is internet piracy and request not to do that for any profitable stuffs. This can be used for your personal things only.Before explaining that I would like to say , how they did that, most of the time they simply use some java script to disable the copy data, or disable the right click extra.Here I am going to explain three options that you can do and you can try each one of them, we are pretty sure that other than image TEXT ( Text saved as Image ) most of them would work. We tried this only in Google Chrome Browser.
Option 1 . 
1. Open the page you want in Chrome browser
2. Click on the Wrench menu ( In the end of the chrome browser you can see three line ) Click Print.
3. Now you can see a window will come, In the right side you can see the content of the page , you can copy the data from there, to enlarge the content you can have that magnifier.
4. Here the content may not be in a formatted way , but still you can copy the data
Option 2 . 
1. Open the page you want in Chrome browser
2. Click on the Wrench menu ( In the end of the chrome browser you can see three line )
3. Click Settings
4. In the bottom you can see "Show advanced settings..."  Click on that
5. Scroll a bit more , you can see "Privacy" , bellow that "Content Setting"
6. Click on "Content Setting"
7. Content setting pop up window opens ,You can see "Java Script"
8. In that Click on the radio button "Do not allow any site to run JavaScript"  and Click "Manage Exception"
9. JavaScript exceptions popup window will come. In that "Host name pattern" type the web site name that you need to copy the data " and in the behaviour set as "Block" . Click Ok for all the windows
10. Refresh your web page, Try your luck
Option 3.
If Option 1 and Option 2 is not working then you can try this option
1. Open the page you want in Chrome browser
2. Click on the Wrench menu ( In the end of the chrome browser you can see three line )
3. Click "Tools" , then click "Developer tools" . The 2nd and 3rd step can be done just by pressing F12 button
4. Then Click "Console" , Its just like a Comment prompt , The the following

document.onselectstart = null    Then Press Enter
document.onmousedown = null      Then Press Enter 
document.oncontextmenu = null    Then Press Enter 

5. Refresh your web page.

If the Text is in the image format, the better option is save the image and search in Google , "Online OCR", then upload the image and then convert into text. There are lot of desktop tools ABBY fine reader, ABBY Screenshot reader etc for this purpose. These options you can use in the worst case it you cant copy after trying the above 3 options
Hope you are all set to copy the data from web page. The above are the three workaround ,if the webmasters did some thing copy the data from there website.
I hope I have answered for all the following question in the above 3 options.

  1. How do I copy a copy protected web page?
  2. How to copy from copy protected web pages ?
  3. Copy protected text on web sites: A way around?
  4. Tech Help : Unable to copy content from a website ? 
  5. How to re-Enable Right-Click When Web Pages Turn It Off ?
  6. How to disable the JavaScript on Start of web page ?
  7. How to Copy text from website but right click is disabled and JavaScript?
  8. Not able to hi light or select in a website? a simple workaround?

Monday, January 7, 2013

Ford unveiled Ford Developer Program at CES 2013

What is Ford Developer Program ?
The Ford Connected Services team offers its warm welcome to the developer community. The Ford Developer Program offers a complete set of software development tools and technical services to developers and partners enabling the creation of a global development and distribution ecosystem that will drive innovation and usage. This program will give app developers access to its SYNC system alongside its AppLink API. Ford has allowed developers for the past three years to access various portions of its API, but entry to gain access to the APIs was still fairly high . In Ford Developer Program at CES 2013 they informed that the barrier to entry to gain access to the APIs has been changed which help the developers to play around with that . 

App developers can utilize this Ford Developer Program to allow vehicle owners to control some of their favorite apps for in-vehicle use with SYNC AppLink, using voice commands. With a diverse set of categories such as Music & Entertainment, News & Information to Navigation & Travel, Health and Wellness, Ford offers a great opportunity for developers to integrate their apps into the car.

What is Ford SYNC® AppLink™ ?
Enjoy some of your favorite smartphone apps while driving with command and control simply using your voice. SYNC® AppLink™ lets you enjoy certain apps from your supported smartphone with simple voice commands and buttons on your steering wheel. A seamless drive with cutting edge technology!

What are OS that supports in Ford Developer Program?
Android : SYNC AppLink works with most devices with Android OS 2.1 or later.
iOS : AppLink works with devices with iOS 5.0 or later

What are the supported device in Ford Developer Program?
Android™ applications communicate with SYNC® AppLink™ over Bluetooth® and iOS applications utilize the iPod Accessory (iAP) protocol over USB. All communication is handled by the AppLink APIs. For this reason, successful enablement of a mobile application is more dependent on the OS version installed in each device, than which device is actually used.

What are the Wireless operator that supports the Ford Developer Program and its device ?
  1. Verizon Wireless
  2. MetroPCS
  3. AT&T
  4. US Cellular
  5. Sprint
  6. Cricket Wireless
  7. T-Mobile
What are the benefits of a Developer in Ford Developer Program?
  1. Access to AppLink SDK and developer guides
  2. Developer community forums, blogs and news
  3. Development and testing support
  4. Global distribution opportunities
  5. Marketing capabilities, including Ford App Catalog

What are the vehicle that supports the Ford Developer Program and its device ?
There are over 1 Million AppLink™ enabled vehicles on the road today in the US.( As on Jan 2013)

Ford developer home page:https://developer.ford.com/
Want to become a member in Ford Developer Program:https://developer.ford.com/become-a-member/

Ultra high definition TVs on coming years

Now people are looking for cheapest smart TV with 3D and with maximum facilities such as built in camera.SAMSUNG came into its brand new Ultra high definition TV. Jan 7,2013,Samsung's 84-inch "ultra high definition" TV, wheeled out on stage at a CES press conference in Las Vegas, and is expected to go on sale in select countries this year itself. Last year Sony and LG was the real players with they came with 84-Inch HDTV.Samsung as well as Panasonic are introducing these Ultra High Definition TVs this year. 

The unbelievable fact is TV has over 8 million pixels, and screen sizes will range from 50 to a whopping 110 inches.Ultra high definition are the TV equivalent of the Apple's iPhone’s “Retina” screen . Ultra High Definition have the resolution of 3840 x 2160. For normal 1080 pixel televisions at larger and larger sizes, you need to have to keep increasing the size of the individual pixels.With the invention of Ultra high definition TV the individual pixels remain small and sometimes get smaller, which makes that a super quality resolution.There were not much invention happen after the HD came .

Ultra high definition TV is best when viewed at about half the optimum distance of any HDTV. The 84-inches Ultra high definition TV can be viewed as close five and a half feet or six feet. You will have the feel of a IMAX theater in your home. Normally a 3D have half the resolution of a full HD picture and annoying line structure, “cross-talk” ghost images and a lack of brightness.Ultra high definition TV rectifies all these problems . 

How to take Screenshots in Google Earth for Android

How to take Screenshots in Google Earth for Android
Google Earth app for Android has a built handy screen capture feature that permits you to capture and share screenshot images of the current view inside Earth with just a click. In this Google Earth’s built-in screen capture ,it will not have any on-screen clutter in the screenshot.

How to take Screenshots in Google Earth
First navigate to any location inside Google Earth
In the upper-right corner there is More menu , Click on that
There is a Share option in the drop-down.
Google Earth will automatically take a screenshot image of the current view of the Google earth
Now you can save in any of the cloud based servers of Dropbox, Gmail, Facebook

Skitch to capture the maps from Google Maps - APP LINK
Note as of now the screen-capture feature is not available inside the Google Maps app for Android.But there is another app called Skitch , which can capture screenshots of your Google Maps.
How to use skitch 
Open the Skitch app 
Choose Draw on Map
Search for a location on Google Maps 
Tap the “tick” symbol and then save a screenshot of the current view.

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Auto insurance - Where can I get ? A Complete details-2

Whether the insurance law is same in United states?
No. The vehicle insurance law differ with each of the 50 US states and other territories.Some states require a motor vehicle owner to carry some minimum level of liability insurance.States that do not require the vehicle owner to carry car insurance include Virginia, where an uninsured motor vehicle fee may be paid to the stat

What are the factors that will decide premium of auto insurance 
Type of covered vehicle, the age and gender of any covered drivers, their driving history, and the location where the vehicle is primarily driven and stored

What is the proof that a motor vehicle owner have particular coverage for auto insurance?
Insurance companies provide a motor vehicle owner with an insurance card for the particular coverage term which is to be kept in the vehicle in the event of a traffic collision as proof of insurance. Recently, states have started passing laws that electronic versions of proof of insurance can now be accepted by the authorities.

What is generally called Coverage?
Consumers may be protected by different levels of coverage. The coverages aredepending on which insurance policy they purchase. Drivers must carry at least liability insurance coverage to ensure that their drivers can cover the cost of damage to other people or property in the event of an accident.Automotive liability insurance covers claims against the policy holder and usually any other operator of an insured vehicle.

What do you mean by Liability coverage of Auto insurance.
Liability coverage is offered for bodily injury (BI) or property damage (PD) for which the insured driver is deemed responsible.Property damage is where an insured driver (or 1st party) drives into a Electic pole and 
damages the pole, liability coverage pays for the damage to the pole.Bodily injury is where an insured driver 
causes bodily harm to a third party and the insured driver is deemed responsible for the injuries.

Auto insurance - Where can I get ? A Complete details

An insurance which is purchased for cars, trucks, motorcycles, and other road vehicles are called as Vehicle insurance, auto insurance, GAP insurance, car insurance or motor insurance. 

What an auto insurance provides to the customer?
Auto insurance will provide financial protection against physical damage by an accident and/or bodily injury resulting from traffic collisions or accident . It also provides financial protection and against liability that could also arise after that happened.

Will an auto insurance provides financial protection against theft ? 
The answer is YES , to a lesser degree vehicle insurance may additionally offer financial protection against theft

Is it a must to a auto insurace for a vehicle?
Yes, In all the states it is a MUST to have auto insurance before using or keeping a motor vehicle on public roads

Do we have auto insurance as "pay-as-you-drive"
We don't know , whether it exists NOW . But we know there was an analysis of national pay-as-you-drive insurance systems and other variable driving charges .Under Pay as You Drive insurance (PAYD), drivers would pay part of their automobile insurance premium as a per-gallon surcharge every time they filled their gas tank. By transferring a portion of the cost of owning a vehicle from a fixed cost to a variable cost, PAYD would discourage driving. PAYD has been proposed recently in California as a means of reforming how auto insurance is provided. PAYD proponents claim that, by forcing drivers to purchase at least part of their insurance every time they refuel their car, PAYD would reduce or eliminate the need for uninsured motorist coverage. Some versions of PAYD proposed in California have been combined with a no-fault insurance system, with the intention of further reducing premiums for the average driver. Other states have proposed PAYD systems that would base insurance premiums on annual miles driven. 

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Free FAX to anywhere

Planning to buy a fax machine ? Just hold on. What are your requirement ? We expect that ,you are not searching for a bulk fax. Here we have a HelloFax , which you can send a decent amount (its free for 50 fax/month for first 6 months) of fax per month and more intresting its pure cloud based. So you can send fax where ever are in , if you have PC,netbook or even a smart phone . So how and what are the things that you need.
1. You need to have a Microsoft Hotmail or Live ID ( I think outlook will also do ) 
3. You can see in the botton and click on =>  Microsoft
4. A Pop up will tell you to login with your Microsoft Hotmail or Live ID 
5. Now you can upload the document that you need to FAX and enter the fax number with the ISD code ( Country code
6. Then Click on the Send it now 
7. Once its received the return receipt is will be seen in the skydrive

Now HelloFax is integrated with evernote - www.hellofax.com/evernote
Most advantage is sharing a reusable document,this is very usefull for some of the companies who want to share the documents and its more easy
1. Go to the Documents page and click Permissions
2. Check the people you’d like to share the reusable doc with.
3. Thats all When your team member logs in next, he or she will be able to access the reusable doc.

Some common FAQ 
What are the document format that hellofax supports ?
Hellofax supports pdf, doc, docx, ppsx, ppt, pptx, xls, xlsx, tif, tiff, jpg, jpeg, png, gif, txt, and html . In there blog then mentioned as , if there is any new format that user need , then "send email to support@hellofax.com; if there's enough demand, we'll start supporting that file type."

Can I send faxes to non-US numbers?
Hellofax currently supports faxing 70+ countries. For a complete list and price, click here.

Can I send a fax to multiple recipients at once?
Only Premium and Ultimate users can send a fax to multiple recipients at once.

Does the recipient know I'm sending from HelloFax?
YES . If you use our cover page builder we add some text that says, "Powered by HelloFax" to the cover sheet. We also add "HelloFax" on top of each page, next to the sender's fax number. If you send your document as an email, the user will see that the document was sent through HelloFax.

Can I use my current fax number with HelloFax?
As of now NO . They don't have the ability to port right now, but they are working on it for the future.

Is HelloFax secure?
Yes. Sensitive communications with HelloFax are protected by 256-bit SSL encryption. This is the same level of encryption used by major retailers, banks, and government agencies.