Tuesday, 13 March 2018

How to Stop Annoying Robocalls on Your iPhone or Android phone


Smart ways to stop spam calls on iPhone or Android devices

In the recent times we had seen an unwanted and extreme rise in the number of spam calls which had almost become an epidemic. A number of surveys have shown that on an average people gets 4-6 spam calls each day. Spam calls has become such a great nuisance that Federal Trade Commission got over 350,000 complaints for every month of last year. Spam calls are nothing more than unwelcome distraction which can become quite frustrating over time. Internet has simply offered a great power to the scammers by allowing them to shoot countless call ease like never before. Here are some smart ways to stop spam calls on both iPhone and Android devices.

Block numbers  of Spam Calls individually

If you wish to get rid of the spam calls for once and all embark on the laborious journey of blocking each spam number one by one. On iOS device just go the Phone app click on the Recents then tap on the blue information icon right next to the number you wish to block. On Android devices open the Phone app then click on Recents section finally give a long press on the spam number and block it. Do it repeatedly to clock all the spam calls from the spam numbers.

Get help of the carrier to protect yourself from Spam Calls

Almost all the telecom providers’ offers certain kind of service either paid or free which allow user to safeguard themselves from the commonly identified spam calls. AT&T provides a free app called "Call Protect" which helps in blocking a number of fraud spam calls with ease and simplicity.

This app doesn’t help in completely clocking the spam calls but it does help in identifying the suspected spam calls. 0n other hand some apps offers a Premium Caller ID which helps in identifying the spam callers and almost every other number which isn't available in the contact list at a price of $3 per month. T-Mobile also offers a Scam ID and Scam Block for free but only for the postpaid users and it is very good at blocking the spam calls even before the phone rings.

Make use of Third Party apps to block spam calls

A number of apps have cropped up on both the iOS and Android platform which are designed to get rid of the spam calls altogether. These apps are smart enough to do away with the spam call even before the phone start ringing. But these apps aren't free and can cost just a little bit for a monthly or even annual subscription.

These apps work through constantly updating and evolving the database of the fraud or spam callers in order to stop the nuisance spam calls with perfection. Whenever a call comes then this app runs it thorough its massive list of the scam numbers.

In case it registers a match then the incoming call is subsequently killed even before the phone rings. These apps even allow phone users to maintain their own set of blacklisted numbers which might be bothering or whitelist those which are of certain importance and need to be attended.

Monday, 12 March 2018

HTC U12 with Dual Rear Cameras Expected in April

Leaks suggest HTC U12 will be powered by the latest Snapdragon 845 chipset

Finally the time of the year has come for HTC to launch the next iteration of its flagship U series. As the trend suggests the new HTC U12 will be powered by the latest Snapdragon chipset 845 and it will become the second new flagship of this year after Samsung’s S9 to feature this chipset. There is no doubt that HTC will stick to its exiting nomenclature for the flagship as HTC U12 as last year’s version was HTC U11. This device was shown just a month ago in a 5G industry event. The leaks regarding the HTC U12 has come from a reliable leakster and ROM developer called LlabTooFeR.

Features to be seen in HTC U12

HTC U12 will feature a Quad HD+ display screen with 5.9 inches in the popular 18:9 aspect ratio. 18:9 aspect ratio has become the stand feature of all the flagship which are likely to be launched in 2018 thereby leading to the sad demise of 16:9 in the flagship market. It will sport the Snapdragon 845 processor along with the 6 GB RAM and an astonishing massive storage of 256 GB. It is likely that HTC will be launching some other variants of this HTC U12 with low RAM and storage as well as screen in upcoming days.

Building the perfect flagship


It will certainly boast of the dual camera setup at the back which had become a norm. Herein it has a 12 MP sensor along with a 16MP Sony IMX3xx sensor at the back while for selfie it has an 8MP shooter. To be a complete flagship it has to offer a reliable battery life therefore HTC 12 boasts of a commendable 3420 mAh and it does also possess IP68 rating. HTC12 users will not have to worry about the accidental drops in water as this device now comes with dust and waster resistance capability.

HTC 12 comes with Android Oreo along with the company’s very own Android skin called Sense UI 10. HTC iconic Edge sense 2.0 is also present here which allows users to perform various simple tasks based on the pressure given while gripping the phone. Following the Footsteps of Apple and varied other Android manufacturers HTC 12 will also be boasting its very Face Unlock capability. HTC is expected to launch this device in both single and dual sim versions globally.

Launching soon in April 2018

This leakster has revealed the complete specsheet on the twitter and had confirmed the launch of the device in April. Having a look at the specsheet it can be easily seen that HTC is playing safe with HTC U12 by offering the all the requisite features which has become staple in the last year. The presence of dual camera setup along with 18:9 aspect ratio is a welcome addition. The massive internal storage of 256 GB is simply too much for any user. If HTC wishes to remain competitive and get better sales traction then it has to be place the HTC U12 more competitively than past years.

Saturday, 10 March 2018

IBM CIMON: IBM Ships Robotic Head to the International Space Station

IBM Cimon

IBM gets into the delivery of equipment to International Space station

International Space Station needs a consistent of supply of essential equipment and food supplies from the earth. Earlier Elon Musk’s SpaceX played a vital role in delivering supplies to the ISS but now even IBM is in the same fray. IBM is aiming towards delivering a very unusual eleven pound robot head to the International Space Station using a device called IBM Cimon or the Crew Interactive Mobile Companion.

All you need to know about IBM Cimon


IBM Cimon is powered by company's popular supercomputer Watson. But IBM is utilizing it in a different manner which enables to embark on a unique mission to the International Space Station. Earlier IBM has used the Watson technology to run a number of crystal experiments as well as solving the Rubik's Cube. IBM is working closely with a German Astronaut named Alexander Gerst in order to use the IBM Cimon to perform variety of tasks like conducting complex medical experiment just using the on-board camera.

IBM Cimon isn't just every tech piece rather the company wishes to establish it as a reliable companion for the astronaut in the space which can do a number of tasks on its own or with little guidance from the astronauts. With IBM Cimon astronauts will be able to get a number of prescribed tasks done with effortless co-ordination on the space station. Secondly IBM Cimon will also act as a safetyimprovement device by giving out timely warning of any impending failure. It will be smart and intuitive enough to find the failure even before it is shown on the astronauts control boards.

IBM Cimon learns and improves on its own

As IBM Cimon is backed with the AI technology this device can literally act as the first space assistant which will be beneficial for the astronauts working on the International Space Station.The use of technology in IBM Cimon allows it to possess speech, text and other image processing capabilities. Secondly it will be smart enough to retrieve certain specific information and finding when needed to offer valuable insight in time of need. Thirdly astronauts will be able to teach a number of skills to the IBM Cimon individually thereby enhancing it application.

IBM is essentially making use of the Watson speech and vision technologies in order to make CIMON recognize and understand the different voice sample with perfection. Visual Recognition of Watson is employed to understand as well as learn the construction of plans of the Columbus module of the International Space Station.

As IBM Cimon will be deployed at the International Space Station it is necessary that it understand its layout so it can move around with ease and simplicity. Astronauts have even taught him a number of procedures which is ought tobe carried out by him in connection with the on-board experiments. IBM Cimon shows that the science fiction wouldn't be a fiction anymore as we move towards creating intelligent robots to assist astronauts in space.

Thursday, 8 March 2018

Porsche Could Build Flying Cars, Says Sales Chief

Porsche Sales Chief Claims That They Can Build Flying Taxis

Flying cars may soon become a reality rather than staple feature of science fiction literature sand entertainment shows. Porsche is gearing towards bringing flying cars to consumers in a bid to shake up the automobile industry. It will soon be joining a group of companies to come with reliable designs of the flying cars. After the success of the electric cars spurred by the Tesla most of the automobile are simply looking forward to bring a definite shift in the traditional transport arena by doing with the conventional cars with self-driving vehicles and flying cars.

Porsche flying car reducing the commuting time

Uber has already started the trial of the self-driving vehicle which will effectively work as a taxi through it very own ride hailing app. It wouldn’t need a driver as the name suggests which will help in saving on the internal space ad get more people board the car at the same time. Porsche is thinking about lowering the commuting time drastically with the launch of the flying cars. Porsche official stated that at the moment it takes 30 minutes to reach the Stuttgart airport from the Porsche plant in Zuffenhansen but flying cars easily reduce the duration to just three and half minutes.

Similarly Volkswagen is also in the fray to come with a reliable and first flying car for the masses. It has collaborated with the famed auto designer Ital design and Airbus to come with a working prototype of the Geneva auto show. This car is tentatively titled Pop.Up and it happens to be a two-seater vehicle designed with ability to avoid the gridlocks present on the city roads.

Here comes the competition for flying cars

Porche isn't the only one with the aim of bringing flying cars to fruition and launching it for the masses in upcoming days. At recently started Geneva Motor Show in Switzerland automobile manufacturer are showcasing their attempt at creating the flying cars. One such notable flying car is PAL-V Liberty which happens to be most robust aero car to be displayed in the show.

The good thing is that it does look like a car rather than being a skirmish between a car and airplane. Its design feels quite suited for the super special racing circuit than the usual roads it is planned to play upon. It boasts of two side-by-side right in the front along with the unique tricycle design and a rotor isplaced right at the top which unmounts when the need arises.

Porsche flying car will not be completely automated rather it will offer certain amount of control over itself to the commuters. But passengers aren’t required to get a pilot license in order to take trips in the flying cars because the major aspects of the flying will be taken care of the automated features. Porsche is certainly feeling the heat of the competitors with similar ideas and prototypes in work for the ultimate flying car which will be launching by the mid 2020’s.

Friday, 2 March 2018

Google Embrace the eSim Technology with Its New Pixel 2 Devices

eSim is all set to become the new standard in the mobile industry and t is being actively promoted by the GSMA which is an association of the popular network operators in the world. As the name suggest the eSim will come in form of the integrated SIM chop which certainly can’t be removed from the device. This move is also appreciated by the consumer electronics manufacturers as they wish to give a major push to the connected device with their very own Internet of Things devices. Google happens to be first to adopt the built in eSim technology with its Pixel 2 devices.

Advantage of having eSim in Google mobile devices

Google will be making use of the eSim in order to authenticate the cellular account. But it will be applicable for those consumers who are active Project Fi subscriber under the Google. It is worth noting that no other Smartphone in the history has made use of the eSim standard every on the planet. For the time being this technology is only being reserved for the LTE equipped devices like Smartphones, tablets and SmartWatches apart from few wearable gadgets.

With new Pixel devices users will get the option to make use of the eSim by simply connecting it to the Fi network. Upon powering up the device users are simply required to give a tap on the SIM free option during the setup and Google will take care of rest of the process to ensure you get the necessary operator coverage on your device.

How it works? 

The best thing about the eSim is that the information placed on it is compliant and can easily be rewritten by any operator. A user will be able to change the operator by placing a simple phone call. There is no need to get a new SIM or any kind of unwanted delay in switching the eSim on purpose. In order words there are simply now physical swapping of SIM cards are required by the user when they change the operator.

This is the usability advantage of the eSim. Secondly, it allows the Smartphone manufacturer to go for the revolutionary smaller Smartphone design. Because they are no longer needed to place the SIM card tray in the devices and it will be certainly quite beneficial for the wearable products in the long run.

Google isn’t the only one to bring products with eSim technology as Apple and Samsung are in talks with a number of major network providers globally to adopt this technology. Samsung has also started using the GSM enabled eSim on the Gear S2 Classic 3g device similarly Apple has went ahead and brought the eSim on the Apple Watch Series 3. Esim is not bringing a wide range of advantages to the device manufacturers but it is also bringing the similar advantages to the user as well. In future we are likely to see Smartphone more compact and smaller in footprint with the adoption of eSim technology.