5 Ways Google Translate App Can Rock Your World

Translating work can be rather messy, especially if not done right. With the Google Translate Mobile App, such concerns need not be even considered at all. To get the best use out of it, here is some of the neat ways that you can do with the app.



1.Voice (Speech Recognition) 

Google's voice recognition technology works remarkably well for almost all major languages. If you're trying to get directions from a local, you no longer have to rely on hand gestures and miming - simply pull out Google Translate, change the setting to Conversation mode, and speak into your phone. The app will even read the translation out loud. 

2 Offline Mode

In the latest update of the Google Translate app for Android, the power of the translation engine resides inside your phone via downloadable language packs. Once you enable the offline languages feature, you can instantly perform translations offline. 

While the smaller size of the offline models has more limitations than their online equivalents, you can now carry the world's languages right in your pocket anywhere you go. Just select the [Offline Languages] setting in the app menu, and from there you can download offline language packs for whichever languages you will need for your next trip away from home. 

3. Camera Snap

It's hard enough trying to figure out what something says in a foreign language, but with some languages, like Chinese, Japanese, and Korean, it can be trickier because you might not know how to enter those foreign characters into your device for Google Translate. Entering these characters is now easier than ever as there is now camera-input support. Just tap the camera icon, snap a picture of the text, and brush your finger over the part you want translated. 

4. Hand Write 

Sometimes you don't know how to say what you want translated or you can't type it. Sometimes it's easier just to write it. We have a solution for that: just use the handwriting icon and draw in the black space. For Chinese, Japanese, and Korean, it even provide multiple language character support. 

5. Favorites 

With Google Translate, you can find the right thing to say and its translation at just the right time. To save commonly used phrases into Favorites in the Translate app, simply click the star by the top of the traslated text to add the translation in your Favorites and, with such a simple gesture, you now have easy access to these phrases. 
Note: You can also use Phrasebook on the desktop version of Translate as well

Windows Blue Top Feature Of The Latest Update

After an abundance of rumors, we finally have more concrete evidence of Microsoft's secretive Windows Blue operating system (OS): a legitimate leak of its early build. Without further adieu, here are the 10 top features buried within the forthcoming OS (presumably Windows 8.1). 


Half-Screen App Snapping 

Windows 8's ability to"snap" an app to the side of the screen while another runs beside it gives the OS multitasking chops that Android and iOS just can't match—but the only snapping option available in Windows 8 spreads one app across 75 percent of the screen, while the second is relegated to a miserly quarter of the display. Fortunately, the Windows Blue leak includes a 50/50 snapping option that should have been available from the start. Being able to dedicate half your screen equally to two separate apps makes the Snap feature much more useful for day-to-day app-based activities. 

The Rise of Modern Ul PC settings 

One of the worst flaws of Windows 8 is how it splits essential settings options between the traditional desktop Control Panel and the more modern PC Settings found in the Settings charm. The design is most painful on Windows AT devices, where the need to navigate to the otherwise useless desktop and fiddle with non-finger-friendly options is nothing short of a headache. Windows Blue fixes this with its vastly expanded PC Settings, which now contains many of the options previously hidden within the Control Panel. Your fingers will love the difference if you're a Windows tablet user, but even better, the rise of Windows Blue's PC Settings foretells a future in which the Control Panel could be excised completely. 

Super Sky-Drive 

The modern-style Sky-Drive app does not mimic the desktop Sky-Drive app as one might expect. The distinction is glaring in Windows 8, where the modern-style app can only access files previously stored in your Sky-Drive—it has no ability to sync new files to the Cloud. That may change with Windows Blue. 

Internet Explorer 11 

Also found in Windows Blue: Internet Explorer 11. It's a very early version of Microsoft's next-gen web browser—so much so that, functionally speaking, it's the exact same as Windows 8's Internet Explorer 10. Under the surface, however, lies an intriguing peek at a new feature for the browser. 

New apps 

Alongside the usual Mail, Maps, and Music tiles we're all familiar with, a quadruplet of new apps appears on the Windows Blue Start screen: Alarms, Calculate, Sound Recorder, and Movie Moments. Everything about Movie Moments oozes genuine Microsoft, from its "Microsoft confidential" warning screen at launch, to its Live Tile design, to its overall interface, which mirrors the look of the SkyDrive app. Alarms, Calculate, and Sound Recorder, on the other hand, seem handy but a bit too simplistic to be first-party Microsoft products.

New Live Tile size options

In Windows 8, you have a couple of basic Live Tile sizing options: a medium-sized square, or a larger rectangle the size of those two squares combined. Windows Blue ups the customization ante with the introduction of two new tile sizes. One's an itty-bitty square a quarter of the size of Windows medium tiles, while the other is a massive tile as big as a pair of Windows 8's larger rectangular tiles. The additional sizing options afford the user much more customizability, giving you the ability to craft a Start screen that isn't quite as grid-like as what you're limited to in Windows 8. In that, Windows Blue's tile sizing options echo the flexibility of Windows Phone 8's Live Tiles. 

Accidental tile shifting 

One of the biggest frustrations of the current Windows 8 Start screen is how easy it is to accidentally move a Live Tile to a new location. If you move the mouse even a little bit while clicking on a Tile, the screen shifts to Semantic Zoom to allow you to move the Tile to another location rather than simply opening it. Windows Blue eliminates that frustration with a new Customize button. 
You can't rearrange Live Tiles in Windows Blue unless you right-click on an empty portion of the desktop, then click a brand-new Customize button. You'll need to unselect the customization option to continue using Live Tiles normally. It's a simple alteration, but a welcome one. Interestingly, the All Apps button—the only one available in the Start screen options bar in Windows 8—has been scrubbed from Windows Blue. 

New gestures 

That doesn't mean the All Apps screen is eliminated from Windows Blue entirely, however. The Verge reports that Windows Blue includes new gesture controls, such as the ability to swipe up from the bottom of the Start screen to reveal all your installed apps. Swiping up from the bottom of the desktop reveals a hidden app bar that includes snapping and projector options, amongst other things. 

Windows Blue Features Suited For Business

The Future Printed In 3D

Three-dimensional printing saw rising consumer acceptance in the first quarter of 2013, giving the automotive industry, consumer end products, healthcare and small businesses cost-effective solutions to research and development. The first compact 3D printing machine, the Replicator 2, came out in January 2013 from Maker Bot. The Replicator 2 has a resolution capability of 100 microns and a massive 410-cubic-inch build volume, meaning that any shape designed to be printed will in fact be replicated in the same 3D figure. Before the technology was introduced, wax-made models were used to study different aspects of prototypes. On a large scale, plastic prototypes were costing companies thousands in research and development. In the automotive industry, for instance, drag or air resistance on vehicles is measured on vehicle prototypes to increase acceleration and reduce fuel consumption. These tests cost companies time and money to study, produce and use to experiment. Later, the prototype is discarded if any flaws are found. In architecture, 3D models are built to aid a labor workforce, yet this increases the risk of human error. The accuracy of the 3D model in comparison to the true figure might not be precise. As 3D printing starts to increase in manufacturing in terms of size and accuracy, at the same time so do companies'emphases on building effective prototypes in a shorter time span. While 3D printers were once clunky, expensive devices reserved for the industrial elite, they've lately been adapted to fit on your desktop at home. Having a 3D printer and being well-versed in how to use it gives you another tool in your belt to tackle problems and create new objects. As an example, if a small and specifically shaped piece of plastic breaks from your laptop, you can replace it in an afternoon without having to call the manufacturer or dealer—and presumably save yourself money and time. 

Advantages of 3D printing to consumers 

The price of owning 3D printers has gone down due to several manufacturers introducing new models. Accessibility is the main advantage of 3D printing: when done in-house, it enables design teams to produce a high-quality, realistic prototype quickly and at relatively low cost compared to machining or outsourcing. For individuals, it reduces the cost of involving third-party service companies for parts and appliance care. Creating custom-made objects promotes variety and increases innovation as well. When a community shares designs and illustrations of a particular object to better serve its purpose, it opens the door to a new industry and better jobs from home. Price will dramatically decrease as there is no manufacturing, transportation or outlet cost involved. 

Ethical Considerations and Disadvantages 

With enabling consumers to freely "bring to life" models set by CAD designs, the main issue lies in raised expectations, build quality, price and usability. With copyright policies being violated, build quality will decrease as no approved tests have been run regarding the durability of the device or object. The life-span of the object is limited due to its origination from powdered plaster. Plus, since consumer 3D printing is in its early stages, there are neither clear policies nor supervision on patent infringements, copyright violations and breaching international trademark laws. 
3D printed parts are also not as strong as traditionally manufactured parts. Their layer-by-layer technique of manufacturing is both their biggest strength and greatest weakness. In injection molding, you have an even strength across the part, as the material is of a relatively consistent structure. In 3D printing, on the other hand, you are building a part in layers that have laminate weaknesses: the layers do not bond as well on the Z axis as they do on the X and Y plane. The rise of black market 3D printed spare parts, generic versions, or fake brands and entire niches will no doubt expand with copied items and crafts that will harm product quality, pricing, authenticity and demand. For instance, 3D printing can be used to scan and duplicate credit cards, IDs, car keys and other private items. The obvious disadvantage to 3D printing is that it's already serving criminals and facilitating fraud. 

Final Processing: from 2D to 3D 

To perform a print, the machine reads the design file and lays down successive layers of liquid, powder, paper or sheet material to build the model from a series of cross sections. These layers, which correspond to the virtual cross sections from the CAD model, are joined together or automatically fused to create the final shape. The primary advantage of this technique is its ability to create almost any shape or geometric feature. 

A Bar-Code Scanner Prototype 

With the ability to mold up to any 3-Dimensional object, prototypes can be created in less than an hour depending on the CAD file used by designers. The mold will eventually develop from plastic injection to contain metal, aluminium and even silver. 

Knowing Your Form Factors - Which Form Factor Suits You Best

Choosing the right hardware is just as important as using the compatible version of Windows. When you're researching online or looking on store shelves, it's easy to feel overwhelmed by the number of choices available. But choose wisely; making the right selection when you purchase your next tablet convertible, ultrabook, laptop or workstation can save you money, time and efficiency in the long run. The most important aspect of choosing your form factor is sticking to your budget. Tech buying can be costly when you pick aspects of hardware you don't need, and it's especially important when it comes to purchasing a laptop or tablet. If it's beyond your means or not the best device for you, you'll still be stuck with something you don't need. So start with your priorities, whether you want a device for on-the-go or will be working from a stationary location. Make a list of features you know you can't live without on your laptop. Need a powerful processor? Make note of it. Desperate for gaming options? A performance laptop is the one for you. Need a certain amount of battery life? Write that down, too. Don't get sucked into a certain device because it's shiny and neglect everything you need on a daily basis. Once you have one or two devices in mind, browse the nearest search engine to see what people are saying who own that device—or send us an email and we'll get back to you with our findings. Spend 10 minutes to get to know your laptop before purchasing it. You might just find that it sputters after a month or fails to do something you hoped it could do. You should read reviews that we and other tech sites write until the laptop or tablet goes out of style. Also, make sure to try before you buy. 

Tablets 

Of course we all know what a tablet is, but what are 7- to 11-inch, touchscreen-enabled, low-power processor-packing devices actually good for? The absolute best thing about a tablet is its portability. Whether it be taking notes in class, presenting at a meeting, watching a movie or playing a game, just tuck it into a bag and you'd never even know it was there. Tablets are perfect for those on the go. Despite the fact that you only have an on-screen keyboard, Bluetooth-enabled tablets allow you to pair accessories such as wireless mice and keyboards directly with the device. Battery life is often fantastic on small tablets thanks to low-power processors, so you'll get longer work time from your tablet than you would ever get from a laptop or even an ultrabook. 
You do need to consider just how much you want to get done with your tablet before you shore up money on it, though. These devices can have a habit of becoming an expensive secondary tool for those who own a laptop or ultrabook already, so consider your needs. Do you really need a second screen to complement your laptop, or is it just something you're going to watch movies on? If it's the latter, consider avoiding a tablet and investing your cash in a souped-up ultrabook instead. 
If you're going to be dragging a wireless keyboard and wireless mouse around all the time just for your tablet, it might be worth getting a convertible or even an ultrabook. Low-power processors mean more than just slower battery drain. 

Convertible (Tablet docked to a laptop) 

A convertible. Sounds nice owning one, doesn't it? A convertible can mean one of two things: it's either a tablet that converts into a laptop-like device with the aid of a clip-on keyboard, or a tablet that flips out to expose a keyboard. Devices that have clip-on keyboards usually benefit from greater battery life because the keyboard attachments often come with extra batteries. Clip in your keyboard and expect to double your battery life, depending on which device you buy. Windows 8 convertibles straddle the tablet and laptop/ultrabook categories, meaning you get the benefits of both in one small yet powerful package: the touchscreen, battery life and portability that you'd normally find on a tablet, paired with the practicality of a touchpad or mouse nib and, more often than not, a full-sized keyboard. Some convertibles can cost as much as an ultrabook, though, so make sure you do a tit-for-tat comparison between the specs. Also be mindful of which version of Windows your convertible comes pre-loaded with. 

Laptops 

Good, old-fashioned laptops still exist in the Windows 8 range. Unmatched, unbeaten, unequivocal power is the promise of a high-end Windows 8 laptop. We're talking desktop replacement territory here. Because these are essentially desktop replacement machines, you'll save money buying one because you don't have to buy both a laptop and workstation. These devices look incredible because they're built as machines you can roll to a LAN or keep in your office. But they're not without drawbacks—when running high-end hardware in a tiny device, two things tend to happen: excess heat and loss of battery life. When are laptops preferred over ultrabooks? Gamers, movie fanatics can answer you that. Most 1080p movies and high-end games require Intel Core i7 and upgradable hardware. That's a step closer to a desktop workstation, though its portable to take anywhere with a limited battery life. 

Ultrabooks 

"Ultrabook" is a fancy marketing buzzword created by Intel that means your PC has to meet certain criteria that makes it an ultraportable version of a conventional laptop. Specifically, the criteria state a device must have between five and nine hours of battery life and a power-up time (from hibernation) of under 7 seconds, all while fitting into a specific height weight and processing speed threshold to be considered an ultrabook. These devices are also surprisingly pocket-friendly—because ultrabooks are so thin and light, they're nearly as portable and bag-friendly as convertibles. An ultrabook is good as an everyday work or study machine and minces your productivity tasks. But it's still not cut out for playing the higher-end games you might want to indulge in. Only a handful of ultrabooks currently have touch-enabled panels, so be careful. Without touch, you miss out on a few features of the Windows 8 experience. 

Workstations (Tower, Small-Form Factor and All-in-One) 

The term "desktop" has expanded into three different workstation factors. First is the Tower, with dedicated cooling and upgradable features. Secondly, the Small Form Factor (SFF) takes the small form of a workstation. The third, the All-in-One workstation, comes with touchscreen features along with a wireless keyboard and mouse. There is not much to say about Tower workstations. With upgradable features including HDD and RAM, a processor, multi-USB inputs, and DVD/Blu-Ray inputs upgradable to two or more, the Tower stands as the mega workstation that would be ideal for those looking for a powerful machine that lends itself well to routine upgrades. The small form-factor (SFF) is about 30 percent smaller than competitive Tower offerings, making it easier to use in less spacious areas. When it comes to the All-in-One, the most important aspect of its usage is the screen. With a screen ranging from 16 to 27 inches, you can enjoy movies, TV shows or even games through the TV-like workstation. 

Samsung Note 3 - What You Need To Know

The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 was rumored to have a release date as early as March 2013, according to a Samsung officials. Others pointed to a mid-June or July launch. Samsung held a press event in London on Thursday, June 20, so many figured they would announce the phone then and roll it out shortly—especially because we know the model number, SN-N900 and SN-N900J. 
But it certainly seems that Samsung is having some difficulty rolling the phone out in a timely manner, as new rumors indicate delays. While it's possible that the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 could launch earlier than the November release it got in the United States, there are currently no credible signs suggesting that Samsung will be announcing the device next week. First the device hasn't leaked in full just yet something that typically happens in the months ahead of a product's release. The Galaxy Note 3, while rumored, it is still more or less shrouded in secrecy. We don't expect the design to leak until just before the device arrives and given that we haven't seen it just yet, it's not likely to arrive next week. Why the difficulty? Well, it could be that Samsung has bitten off more than it can chew while attempting to roll out two models of the Galaxy Note 3 and at the same time working on various iterations of the Samsung Galaxy S4 (e.g., Active, Zoom). We've been hearing several rumors that Samsung will launch a couple versions of the Galaxy Note 3, one with a new Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor and another with a new Samsung Exynos 5420 processor. 

The Note 3 will also reportedly include a 2.3GHz Snapdragon 800 processor from Qualcomm, LTE, 802.1 lac W-Fi and a 5.99-inch 1080p display running Android 4.2.2/4.3. The Note 3 will be the most powerful in the world with an octa-core processor, eight-core GPU, 3GB of RAM, 5.99-inch full HD display and a 13 MP rear camera. It's worth keeping in mind that the Galaxy Note 3 will have the same advanced features as the Galaxy 54. It features a large screen, small bezel and rounded corners. Similar to the Galaxy 54, which is .03 inches narrower than its predecessor the Samsung Galaxy 53 but features a thinner bezel in order to incorporate a display that is .2 inches larger, the Galaxy Note 3 is expected to have a thinner bezel than seen on the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 in order to keep its overall size roughly the same. 

When Samsung announced their new flagship Android handset, the Samsung Galaxy 54, they introduced a number of new features like eye tracking technology with Smart Pause and Smart Scroll. 
These new Smart Pause and Smart Scroll features are also expected to be available in the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 when the device is launched. 
All in all, we can expect the Galaxy Note 3 to show up once there are more detailed leaks. 

Features of Samsung Note 3 : 

  1. Qua'coma Snapdragon 800 processor (OctaCore) 
  2. 4G LTE
  3. WiFi 802.11ac 
  4. 5.99' screen with 1080p AMOLED Screen 
  5. Android 42 2 and 4.3 OS 
  6. 8 core GPU 
  7. 3GB RAM 
  8. 13MP rear camera 

Apple's iOS7 Features and Changes That Go For Beyond A Regular iOS Update

The latest version of Apple's flagship mobile operating system is here, and it's almost entirely different than the versions that came before. Rumors have been flying before months about the new OS and now it's here and it is, at least at this early reckoning, a massive change for the six-year-old operating system. First, we must remember that in the past, fashioning the Notes app to resemble a legal pad or the Calendar app as a Moleskine calendar notebook was part of the iOS design philosophy, as ingrained in the OS as "Slide To Unlock:' All that is now gone. 

New Look of Latest Apple's Latest iOS7

  •  iOS 7 has a new font leading the way, It's skinny and clean. 
  • Instead of white bars on a black background, Apple will now tell you what kind of service coverage you have with five little dots, which are whiteand grey depending on how strong the signal is across a translucent background. 
  • The lock screen has changed for the first time in i0S's history, with no more shiny top or bottom bars for"Slide to Unlock"or the clock. 
  • Default app icons are now flatter, but not quite flat, just as predicted.
  • The apps all appear to have a white base, except for the Stocks app that has a black background, and the Weather app that uses motion in the background to convey the current weather.
  • The keyboard is more white than grey, with a translucency that lets you see what's underneath the keyboard. 

Control Center of Latest Apple's iOS7


  • Control Center is a pull-up tray available on your Lock screen. You can adjust brightness, volume, and other settings including Wi-Fl, Airplane mode, rotation lock, or Bluetooth. 
  • The Control Center adjusts to the layout it's in, so if you swipe up while you're in Mail, it will have the same blue and white coloring beneath its translucent panel. 
  • The keyboard is more white than grey, with a translucency that lets you see what's underneath the keyboard. 

Multi Tasking of Apple's iOS7


  •  iOS 7 lets you multitask between all third-party apps with much more efficient battery consumption. It appears to offer live previews, but Apple wasn't clear about that. 


Camera & Photos of Apple's iOS7



  • The Camera app lets you swipe between the various camera types, such as panoramic or HDR so you can quickly take a photo instead of fumbling around with settings. 
  • Photos marks the first update to the photo gallery on iOS since it was introduced. 
  • You can search based on date and location within the Photos app. 
  • Apple has introduced photo filters so you can add a touch of professionalism to your pictures.
  • Users can share via AirDrop, iCloud photo-sharing, and shared Photo Streams. 

Activation Lock of Latest Apple's iOS7

  • This is for those of us who have had an iPhone stolen. 
  • If a thief steals your phone and tries to turn off Find My iPhone, he or she can no longer turn the device back on without your iCloud password. 
  • Users can also block messages and calls from other users. 




The Art of Authentication Don't Be a Victim of Identity Theft

You don't need to be a security expert to understand that attackers too numerous to count are constantly barraging companies and users with threats targeting their information. Even worse, the attacks grow in number and sophistication every day. The result is that users and organizations spend an inordinate amount of time, money, and resources mitigating these threats. This includes implementing various forms of authentication on personal devices and corporate infrastructures to verify the right people are granted appropriate access and privileges. Here we'll review different types of authentication, means of implementation, and best practices to employ to resist any Identity Theft Attacks 

IDENTITY AUTHENTICATION 

As the phrase suggests, "identity authentication" is essentially the act of ensuring someone is who he says he is a process vital to personal and business situations for keeping unauthorized users and employees from accessing certain data, applications, networks, and other resources. Depending on the solution used, the authentication process generally requires providing one or more forms of proof of identity. Security experts and professionals often categorize these requirements into information a user knows (such as a password), something a user possesses (such as a security card), and information unique to a user (such as a fingerprint). Speaking of personal usage, think of the security "pass code" you can set up for a smartphone. Although another user might come to physically possess the smartphone via theft or loss, he would still have to enter the "pass code" to access to the smartphone's contents. In terms of business authentication, consider a password, fingerprint or security access card an employee must provide before, say, gaining entry to a data center or accessing a corporate application. Some solutions enforce two-factor authentication in which a user must provide two types of identification, such as something he possesses and something he knows; an example of this is an ATM card and a PIN. Three-factor authentication entails providing three forms of identification; in this case, a user might provide a password, a fingerprint scan, and a randomly generated code from a key fob before gaining access to a corporate application. 

PASSWORDS 

Companies have traditionally made use of usernames and passwords for employee authentication. Over the years, however, as instances of Cyber Attacks have increased dramatically and attackers have obtained scores of customer and user passwords, the appropriateness and effectiveness of username/password authentication has come into question. Sti II, many (if not most) companies continue using passwords alone for authentication purposes. Security experts say, "In theory, though it would be terrific if organizations were able to employ multi-factor authentication to access every application, that isn't practical from a cost or use case for most companies. This is particularly true for smaller organizations." In many cases, a strong password might be sufficient. The issue, however, is that companies often implement password policy and management poorly. We have to agree that implementing two-factor or multi-factor authentication for every situation would be ideal, but it isn't always practical. Companies should definitely consider two-factor authentication, though, if they allow employees to work remotely or use personal devices to access corporate resources. 

MOBILE DEVICES 

A mobile device can actually serve as a second authenticating factor. If a company doesn't allow remote workers, then Ds and passwords might be satisfactory for employees who have limited access to sensitive data and corporate resources. Overall, if employees are using remote connectivity tools, Cloud services, or mobile devices, IDs and passwords offer only basic security. Enterprises should implement either two- or multi-factor authentication or set privilege levels for different employees. Many companies continue to use usernames and passwords solely because they're the status quo, according to trade analysts. Still, according to a recent Quocirca Survey, 70% of enterprise organizations asked responded that it was either "true" or "somewhat true" that they no longer relied exclusively on username/password combinations. It is sometimes unclear whether it's best for enterprises to require two- or three-factor authentication. For any application or asset where the data associated with it is deemed critical, confidential, or even sensitive, multi-factor authentication might be the best route. Other authentication options include the use of tokens (e.g.„ via USB key fobs) and bio-metrics (in the form of face, voice, iris, or fingerprint recognition systems). 

Alternatives

There are any number of alternatives to traditional IDs and passwords that might, in the appropriate case, be the way to go for an organization and an application, but some of these may be better used as a supplement (such as bio metrics or query-based access methods.)

SINGLE SIGN-ON 

Another possibility is to use single sign on (SSO). For small and mid sized businesses specifically, bio-metrics (which is often integrated into devices) along with SSO can serve as a viable option. SSO essentially enables a user to access multiple applications and systems through a single pass of user authentication and authorization. In other words, one login and password action is required. SSO solves a big problem common to all forms of strong authentication: it isn't easy to implement strong authentication for every different application. Increasingly, SSO can be used for on-demand (Cloud-based) applications, as well as in-house ones. The chief drawback of SSO is that if one user credential is compromised, the perpetrator then gains access to multiple systems. Additionally, if the SSO system becomes unavailable for some reason, users are locked out of all the systems and applications that SSO is managing. 

THE RIGHT OPTION 

Among newer technology fields currently proving more influential to companies' approaches to authentication and security are big data, social networking, and mobility. And within the mobility category, there is the "bring your own device" (BYOD) trend. 

Unfortunately, as large of a potential impact as something like BYOD could have on an organization's security posture, most businesses don't seem to be focusing enough of their attention on how to address security issues strategically and tactically. Some forward-looking and compliance-driven businesses are making identity and access management a priority in the face of all of these factors but unfortunately, most are still too reactive. It will probably take a significant security breach to focus their attention on the issue. As far as choosing the right protection for the company is concerned, the following factors ought to be considered: trade-offs between productivity and convenience for end users; security and risk of the resources being accessed; and total cost (acquisition, integration, deployment and management over time). The reason so many companies still exist and are being tasked with solving password problems is because of this age-old trade-oft When choosing the right protection, it is necessary to weigh the value of the asset depth of expertise, cost of the solution, and end user buy-in. If the solution is too obtrusive, it is going to be more of a hindrance than a help. We should also stress that choosing the right authentication solution isn't just about protecting the application being accessed, but who is accessing it. 

QUICK FACTS 

  • It is reported that every 3 seconds, a new victim falls under Identity Theft 
  • 3 out of 5 victims of Identity Theft did not know the source of their funds 
  • In 2012 more than 12 Million people were victims of Identity Theft 

Test Your Tech Knowledge On Technology Terms

MPEG vs. H.264 Compression 

MPEG1 compression gives VHS quality video, while MPEG2 compression is used for DVD movies. H.264 provides quarter-pixel precision for motion compensation enables very precise description of the displacements of moving areas. H.264 is a new standard for video compression which has more advanced compression methods than the basic MPEG-4 compression. 

What is Beta? 

Beta versions of software are those that are almost complete, but not yet finished. Beta versions are often released so they can be tested. Usually. Beta versions are released with minor bugs and are later updated with patches to fix minor issues with compatibility and errors. 

USB 3.0 vs. USB 2.0 

A faster version of the USB standard used to connect devices to a computer. 1)583.0 is expected to be more widespread by 2013 end, although some external storage devices already support the new standard and adapters to add USB 3.0 sockets to computers have been available since 2010. USB 3.0 is capable of transfer speeds of up to 5 Gbps. That's a little over 10 times faster than USB 2.0's 480 Mbps. 

System Restore 

A safety feature built into Windows that periodically creates a copy of settings on the computer. This enables the computer to revert to its former settings if a problem occurs. 

Google Analytics 

A free service provided by Google used by website owners to see which pages on their site are the most popular. 

BitTorrent 

A technology for downloading files. Allows even very large files to be downloaded quickly through special ports. 

Dual Core Knowledge 

Where two processors are combined into a single chip to give efficient speed and processing power. 

Making Life Easier With Short Cut Keys

In this issue, we wanted to make your life easier by giving you tips and tricks on using Windows 8 OS. Here you can learn the shortcuts that can help you, gain speed over your work and ease to use over the OS. 

  • Ctrl + Up/down: Moves the cursor to the beginning or end of the current paragraph. 
  • Ctrl + home/end: Moves the cursor to the beginning or end of the page. 
  • Ctrl + shift + home/end: Selects the content above or below of the current position of the Cursor.
  • Ctrl + left/right: Move the cursor to one word left or right. 
  • Ctrl + Shift + left/right: select the word left or right of the current position or the cursor.

OLED vs LED - The New Generation

When dealing with your customers, the most important aspect to consider is why they chose your company over another. Nowadays, simplicity is vital to ensuring your customer's requirements are met within minutes; the waiting-line experience in a service facility significantly affects one's overall perception of the quality of service provided by the company. Whether you offer simple or complex services, you will need to differentiate between your clients' needs, and you need to do so quickly. 
Organic LED (OLED) represents the future of TVs. Although still in its early stages, here's everything you need to know about how it works, why it's better than conventional LED, who's making and selling OLED TVs, and more. 
They may sound similar, but LED and OLED use completely different technologies. Organic LEDs emit light when a current passes through them, but LCD displays require a backlight to make the colours visible. Modern LCD TVs include an LED backlight and have thus come to be known as "LED" TVs to differentiate them from older LCD models using fluorescent backlights. 

Another important difference between LCD and OLED is response time, which is a measure of how quickly the individual pixels can change colour. OLED is said to be 1000 times faster than LED-backlit TVs and even faster than plasma models. This makes for no discernible blur at all, so even when you're watching fast-moving action, the picture remains razor sharp. And whether you're watching 3D or 2D video, OLED is always crystal clear. We've seen this first-hand and it isn't hype - the quality is absolutely stunning. Thanks to the fast response time, everything is more detailed. 

Why are OLED TVs so thin? 

Because no backlight is needed, OLED TVs can be ridiculously thin. LG's curved display, showcased at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2013, was the thickness of merely three credit cards. 

OLED vs plasma vs LED: 

Which is best? Plasma is known for its excellent black levels, but OLED is even better. Because each pixel can be turned off completely (therefore emitting no light), the contrast is astounding with amazingly rich blacks. 

Plasma suffers from a lack of peak brightness, but OLEO doesn't, so an image on screen can display both deep blacks and starkly bright whites at the same time. LED-backlit TVs, which typically have a series of LEDs along one or more edges of the screen, struggle to achieve such "local dimming"and contrast suffers as a result. 
Another advantage of not needing a back light is that OLED TVs produce strikingly even brightness and colour. Even the latest LED sets—especially large ones—fail to produce an even white across the entire screen; there's typically a brighter patch close to the actual LEDs and dimmer areas or ripples further away. 
Panasonic and Sony have already developed 4K OLED TVs, but they're just prototypes. Their picture quality is literally jaw-dropping, though, adding four times more pixels (3840x2160) to "standard" Full I-ID OLED models. 

How much does an OLED TV Cost? 

OLED technology has been around for ages, but up to now the difficulty has been making screens large enough to highlight the quality. Several smartphone models have touted OLED displays in recent years, the largest OLED display was about the size of a laptop screen. 

There's been no confirmed price nor launch date, but we're told that the OLED TV screens have come out at a starting price of  Dollar 12000. 

Which manufacturers are making OLED TVs? 

Just about every major player has an OLED prototype, including Samsung, LG, Sony and Panasonic. 

Samsung Introduces World's First Curved OLED 

At the 2013 International Consumer Electronics Show, Samsung unveiled their Curved OLED TV, breaking the innovation barrier in home entertainment. 
True to its name, the OLED panel is curved, which provides depth to the content displayed for a more lifelike viewing experience. Additionally, consumers will appreciate the Curved OLED TV for its immersive panorama effect, which is currently not available in conventional flat-panel TVs. When watching captivating content like vast landscapes and nature scenes on the Curved OLED TV, consumers will feel as if they are surrounded by and immersed in the beautiful scenery. 

Leveraging its expertise in display technology, Samsung has optimized picture quality of the Curved OLED TV to deliver a comfortable viewing experience, as the curved panel allows for the same distance between the user and TV screen from almost any angle. 
Robert King, Vice President Consumer Electronic at Samsung UK, said, "Our commitment to pushing technological innovation that enhances people's lives is poised to continue even beyond the world's first Curved OLED TV:' 

OLED STRUCTURE 

With No Back light technology involved, the OLED main frame to produce such high quality viewing lies on the Anode and Cathode layers which the molecules of the Conductive and Emissive layer rely on for HD picture quality. 


Always Have Your Stuff Wherever You Go With Dropbox Cloud Storage

Dropbox is a website that provides online storage (2GB free) and makes file sharing easy. It ensures access to all your files and data from anywhere in the world and can also be used for online backup.



Features of Dropbox - Simply Storage: 


  1. One of the great features of Dropbox Is automatic uploading. All you need to do is copy the file to a Dropbox folder to upload it; there's no need to log into your Dropbox account every time you have to upload a file. 
  2. Dropbox makes all your files available on more than one computer. If you have a desktop at home and another In the office, chances are you'll want access to certain files on either computer. With Dropbox, you can copy any file directly to your Dropbox folder, and it will be available instantly on your other computers. If you wish to download a file to a computer on which Dropbox is not yet installed, you can download the file simply by logging into your Dropbox account via the Dropbox website. Your folders and files are accessible anywhere at any time. 
  3. Even better, a Dropbox app is available for smartphones (Blackberry, Apple, Android, etc.). So you can access files on the go on your smartphone, tool 

What do you need to use Dropbox? 

  • A Dropbox account 
  • The Dropbox app
  • and a personal computer. 

How do you use it? 

First, create an account on Dropbox's website www.dropbox.com and install the Dropbox software. Then copy the file you want to share or send to your Dropbox folder, which is created automatically when you first install Dropbox.