Friday, 4 July 2014

Sony Releases Sony RX1 With Black and White Sensor

 Sony RX1
Already in January 2014 there was a huge rumor that Sony has acquired a novel technology with a small image sensor in 35 mm format to take crystal clear images in black and white photography.

Again new rumors surfaced that Sony is trying to push new camera system equipped with such kind of sensor in to the market.

According to the rumors surfaced the camera will be in your hands in the end of 2014 else in the early months of 2015. The sensor could have more that 24 pixels resolutions hence it can achieve more significantly sharper images hence it will be more sharper then the color images we guess.

Apart from the details the website didn’t furnish any details. The omission of the color filter actually helps the sensor to work with gray scale sensor so that the light fall on it will not me hindered by any filters and hence the overall sharpness will increase.

 And this could increase the overall result with higher light sensitivity and better sharpness. The idea and its realization is not new and Leica has the M Monochrome since mid-2012 a system camera with such a sensor in the program.

The Leica M Monochrome costs 6,800 Euros without a lens and a resolution of 18 megapixels. Before the sensor is located an infrared filter for filtering the non-visible spectrum above 700 nm is used, but it is a no low-pass filter and some features like an auto focus missing there in Leica.

There are so many other models and brands are available for example Red Epic-M Monochrome is loaded with 14 mega pixels resolution which costs around 25,000$

Thursday, 3 July 2014

Mobile Money Services – Convenient Option for Financial Transaction

Apple Technology has been enhancing its products making great changes in the lives of consumer. `Mobile Money’, is the most convenient option for customers, to maintain `stored valuable as well asan electronic account that can be accessible from their mobile phone, which can be utilised for various purposes of financial transactions.

Mobile Money is one of the highly effective systems of securing electronic transactions in developed as well as developing markets and in present times we find more individuals with mobile phones than a bank account. Mobile money has been connecting service providers and users in turning their mobile phone into an electronic financial account wherein there are users from all walks of life.

 The rise of mobile money accounts for deposit and payment facilities are centred on a mobile phone which can be operated with ease and comfort combined with precautionary measures which need to be adhered to by the user.

As per statistic which have been compiled by Leo Mirani of Quartz, he indicates that a major section of the overall world’s population have a collective inclination to move beyond the traditional transaction method to mobile money services which seems to be a better option that is convenient and quick.

Touch ID – Next Generation iPhone

iPhone customers generally come from wealthy background and have been relying on electronic payment by way of credit cards and web payment services though these processes are comparatively insecure making this system of payment ecosystem prone to being insecure.

Tim Cook, Apple Chief Executive during one of the company’s quarterly results conference call in January this year, had announced that his company would be interested in this issue informing reporters that` the mobile payment area in general is what they are intrigued with and that it was one of the thoughts behind their Touch ID’.

Many are of the belief that Apple’s entry in this field would come at the beginning of fall with the so called next generation iPhone 6, which has been reported to comprise of near field communication, short range wireless data transfer stand powering almost every modern contactless payment system which has shown a few useful cases outside the arena.

This system could also enhance the popularity of Apple as the most sought after mobile money account provider in the world. Apple has been selling over 30 million iPhone every quarterly where almost every individual buying iPhone ties it to a credit card backed iTunes account.

Handset Based Payment

Besides short term gains, it would also be leading to long term growth while individuals in developing countries who have been accustomed to handset based payments tend to grow more prosperous and would be looking forward to more advanced devices like an iPay’, system which would be a far advanced option from rivals like Window Phone and Android.

If Apple is successful in driving the adoption of iTunes backed mobile payment system among its rich consumers, while at the same pace as a similar system in the developing countries, it could be one of the most profitable and important strategic headway of the company as the iPhone becomes the next iWallet for consumers making it a convenient option for financial transaction. Do get back to Mono-live for more intriguing information and insight on Apple Technology.

Wednesday, 2 July 2014 Encrypts E-Mails
Now this is Microsoft’s turn and it wants to improve the safety in the use of its email service namely, so that no middle man could read the content of the incoming and outgoing emails in transit.

Hence Microsoft increases the data security of through the use of Transport Layer Security (TLS). If Transport Layer Security is used the emails can be send in a more secured way. This TLS will protect the data only when receiving and sending email between the client and server but not on the server.

In addition to this, PFS a Perfect Forward Secrecy is supported for sending and receiving the emails between the individual providers. This also applies to the Microsoft cloud service namely OneDrive also.

The PFS will get employed when one comes to access OneDrive through their web browser, the mobile apps as well as via the sync client to use Microsoft detailed in an announced in their blog posting. The method is used with Deutsche Telekom, Yandex, Mail.Ru and many other providers, so that messages will remain encrypted throughout the transit when exchanging between large service providers.

Of course an end-to-end encryption is not assured that is the contents are protected during transport only. A help, for example, to integrate OpenPGP is not offered. Therefore, still the user must have to take care of the security of their email content.

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Super sharp UHD-TV

Sharp’s latest UHD TV
Ultra High Definition – Two Digital Video Format
UHD TV–Ultra High Definition is a video format which has been conceptualized by Japanese public broadcasting network. It includes two digital video formats of 4K UHD – 2160p and 8K UHD – 4320p, proposed by NHK Science & Technology Research Laboratories which have been defined and approved by the ITU – International Telecommunication Union.

On October, 17, 2012, the Consumer Electronics Associations had announced that `Ultra HD or Ultra High Definition would be used as displays with an aspect ratio of 16:9 and at least a digital input which would be capable of carrying as well as presenting native video at a minimum resolution of 3840x2160 pixels.

With the Consumer Electronic week 2014 kicking off in New York recently, Sharp has launched its biggest and brightest entry to compete with its rivals and has unveiled its 2015 Ultra HD (UHD) TV line-up recently, the new UD27 series together with update for its Aquos HDTV line-up with a surprising addition of hi-res audio, the SD-WH1000U, Wireless High Resolution Audio Player.

Packed with UHD Features and Mobile App

Sharp’s latest UHD TV, when it will be debuted in September, will be offered in two sizes including a 60 inch model for $3,000 – LC-60UD27U and a 70 inch model for $4,500 – LC-70UD27U which will be lined with 0.4 inch brushed aluminium bezel, where the new displays will be packed with all of Sharp’s UHD amenities as well as the latest version of the company’s SmartCentral 3.0 Smart TV platform together with mobile app.

Below the screen there are many top tier UHD features as well as 4 HDMI 2.0 inputs, a native 120Hz refresh panel with a 480 motion interpolation and HEVC – H265 decoding and Netflix compatibility. Besides these, Sharp’s top proprietary processing features may also include, Spectros colour display, Aquo- Dimming screen, dimmed for enhanced contrast, Revelation upscaler for HD content together with an anticipated THX 4K certification when the displays are out in the market for sale.

TV/Web Split Screen For Multitasking

Other additional features may also include TV/Web split screen appropriate for multitasking, a 35 watt sound system along with subwoofer as well as a Wallpaper mode for display when it is not in use. Nothing much will be done by Sharp to its HD line-up for the fall probably due to its focus on its hybrid Q+ displays and the company would be offering its models of 60 inch LC-60LE660U as well as the 70 inch LC-70LE660U a makeover and the popular models will be displaying a 4 inch super slim bezels like their UHD counterparts.

Besides this, viewers will also get to see more of the same 660 inclusive of 120Hz panels, SmartCentral apps, 3 HDMI inputs as well as dual core processor where the 60 and 70 inch 660 TV models will be priced at $1,200 and $2,000 respectively. The new UD27 UHD TVs of Sharp seems to be impressive as its new WH1000U hi-res wireless device.

Sharp claims to have 10M more sub pixels than a regular HD set with the Q+ technologyand to get some insight of what Sharp is planning, one needs to comprehend some basics on display TV technology. A 1080p TV has about 2 million pixels or single picture elements with each pixel comprising of three sub pixels. Red, green and blue – RBG, for a total of 6 million sub pixelswhere a video input then signals and drives individual pixel to a specific colour and brightness creating the images we see on TV.

How To Block Ads in Your Web Browser

No Ads
In our day to day life we are spending more time in front of internet. We are using email, social networks, study channel, news, entertainment like music movies, videos, etc. and the notable thing is the internet is making things easier like online shopping, ticket booking etc but the most irritating thing while using internet is the occurring of unnecessary ads in the web browsers in various forms. While the things are sound good these kin of ads diverts us from where we are focusing and make our time totally waste. So here we decide how to block those unwanted ads from the web browsers.

For every web browser there are some simple steps are to be followed to block these kinds of irritating ads.

Ad Block or Ad Block Plus
Here we will see about ad blocking application which is applicable for web browsers like Google chrome, Mozilla Firefox, opera and many other web browsers. For this specific purpose a open freeware web application is available named Ad Block or Ad Block Plus which can be downloaded from the internet and installed in the web browsers.

We will discuss it with the Google chrome. For Google chrome it is available in the Google web store.
  • Search for Ad Block or ad Block Plus in the Google web store ,Select the free installation.
  • Once completing successful installation, a message will be displayed on the screen, that “Ad block has been added to chrome” hence it is added to the web browser.
  • Now the Ad Block icon is visible in the screen on the right side top corner. By clicking on it. The settings page will be opened. Hit the General Button and check whether you have select the Add item to the right click menu option. 

 Now choose the filter lists and hit on it. Now here you will be able to subscribe to the filter lists, which will automatically block the ad without seeking your permission. This will make your work so easy. Hit the update now. It will help to update the filter lists in periodic intervals of time. Confirm that you have selected all the options carefully. By using custom filter lists category you can add URL of the website where you visit frequently. Now you won’t see any of the ads in the web browser ever.

 For an example if you enter the FacebookURL link. And while you are checking your Facebook web page, no ads will be present over there.

  • Now click on the customize button. This will be used for the advanced users. Where one can have a choice of blocking the add by its URL and it will hide a section of the web page
  • Now that is it you have completely installed the Ad Block application, now you can enter any of the website and by making a right click, you will see the Ad Block option and which can placed over any ads you see.