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Top 5 Best discount app for restaurant table booking in 2019

In this new generation of trying new food dishes, going out with the family for dinner or lunch. Also Celebrating a birthday, going on a date, taking a break from cooking at home. And many more reasons which will make you go out in the restaurant, bar or cafe. For all this occasion which everyone does now and many times, it happens hard to find a new restaurant, bar or cafe with a free table reservation. With a discount on the food bill. To make your work easier we have found out the top 5 best discount app for a restaurant table booking.

Best discount app for a restaurant table booking

 EasyDiner

Best discount app for restaurant table booking easzydiner

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Easydiner offers you a free discount app for restaurant table booking. Also, a discount on the food which you have there. It also has a food trends option where one can discover the best place, best food dishes, best offers and many more. You also get easypoints which one can use to pay their bills at the restaurant. We can discover a new restaurant, bar or cafe easily because it ever time notifies you for the new restaurant open near your locality.

Zomato

Best discount app for restaurant table booking zomato

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The zomato also offers you a free restaurant, bar or cafe table reservation also added to that there is a privilege to all the zomato gold member 1+1 on food and 2+2 on drinks. It is so user-friendly that one can check the menu items, the specialty of that restaurant, ambiance, top dishes. Average cost, and also their outlets, ratings on all parameters, reviews can be seen. It also gives you the option of food delivery and also self pick up.

Dineout 

dineout explore for dineout app

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This offers you a free restaurant, bar or cafe table reservation. While reserving there are offers which you need to select while reserving a table for you and if you have any special request you can also add up that and they also have jet privilege facility for all jet privilege members. Paying bills through dineout pay will give you cashback and also additional my cash in your dineout account.

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eatigo

eatigo app

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This also offers you with free restaurant, bar or cafe table reservation. The unique future is while selecting there are offers applied on the time duration and below that menu card is provided with before price and after price which is a discounted price after applying offer. Here and now this tab works like a map which will show all the restaurants nearby you. Which you easily can select and visit there. Easy to use just login in search for a restaurant nearby you select a time which your comfortable with and confirm your reservation.

nearbuy.com 

nearbuy Best discount app for restaurant table booking

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Nearbuy.com comes with plenty of options it’s all in one app where you can find restaurants, a spa, fitness center, movies, salon, events, etc. For table reservations, you just need to select eat out and choose the category which you prefer for going. And while your booking gets confirmed we can select for offers. You can pay with nbpay. Paying through nbpay will give you cashback in your nbpay. Which you can use it for any other services on nearbuy.com.

This was all about the top 5 Best discount app for restaurant table booking in 2019. Comment down below if you have any questions and we will surely help.

How to install SSD in any laptop

How to install SSD in any laptop! [2019]

Laptops have a big disadvantage of customization when compared to a regular PC. If your laptop is slowing down, the first thing that comes to the mind is increasing the RAM. But it might not be the satisfactory solution that you are looking for. The best way is to get a SSD installed. What is SSD? How to install SSD in any laptop? Let us answer all these questions in this article.

What is a SSD(Solid State Drive):

Keeping aside the technicalities, SSD is basically a solid-state storage device which doesn’t have rotating disks or movable read-write heads. It is much better than an HDD.  It has quicker access times, low latency and is more durable than the hard drive. With all the speed and durability comes extra cost. SSD is costlier than a HDD, so going for 128GB or 255GB might suffice your needs. This is one of the secrets why Mac(Macbook/iMac) products are faster than other laptops/PC as they only use SSD now.

How to install SSD in any laptop

One of the major challenges is, not every laptop comes with an SSD slot. In this case, we still have a workaround to get SSD installed in any laptop.

How to Install SSD in any laptop:

1)  Firstly check the specifications of your laptop on the internet

Just search the specifications of your laptop and look for a M.2 Slot. If it’s specified that there is a M.2 slot then you don’t have to do too much work. Just buy a M.2 SSD which is not like the usual looking SSD rectangle body but rather looks like a RAM. The M.2 SSD fits in the motherboard of a laptop similar to the RAM.

2) M.2 slot not there? No problem. Replace the CD-Drive with SSD

If there isn’t a M.2 slot in your laptop, you can still add a SSD. In order to do that you will have to order a caddy.

Buy it from here.

But first, we’ll have to remove the optical drive or the CD-Drive. Here’s a quick video:

Also Read : Recover deleted data from lost partition

3) Buy an SSD!

This is a pretty obvious step. But buying an SSD can be a task too. There are so many types of SSD. Which one to buy?

If you have an M.2 slot check all these out and select one depending upon your memory need->M.2 SSD

If you don’t have an M.2 slot but have a CD-Drive slot buy any of these according to the storage needs->SATA SSD

4) Install the SSD

Now that we have covered all the prerequisites that come into play before the actual installation, let us look at the actual installation.

  • Here’s a video for M.2 slot users on How to install SSD in any laptop:

 

  • For users not having the M.2 Slot:

After buying the caddy, appropriate SSD and removing the CD-Drive, it’s time to actually insert the SSD.

Check out this video-

After installing the SSD in the caddy, just one simple task remains. Just insert the SSD into the empty CD-Drive bay. Tight all the screws and you are done! Make sure that you install the operating system in the SSD itself so it boots and functions faster than it used to on HDD. High definition games also work in a better way when installed on SSD. This was all about how to install SSD in any laptop! Comment down below if you have any questions and we will surely help.

 

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How to migrate your legacy workloads to the cloud

Cloud is increasingly becoming the standard for most processes. Last year, corporate research and advisory firm Gartner predicted 80% of enterprises will have migrated away from in-house to Cloud data storage by 2025. They also suggested that 2019 would be the year that many businesses took the decision to migrate. It’s already receiving a lot of investment with big firms and the biggest names are already on the case. Wall Street firm Panzura which holds over $2 trillion of investments, began a modernisation process to future-proof their business.

Cloud is already here

It’s true to say that technology moves fast. What was once an emerging technology and a luxury, will quickly become mainstream. What is now mainstream will soon become minimum expectation. Cloud migration services have never been busier as many businesses are still in the process of this move. Cloud is no longer the future, it is the here and now, so much so that many organisations are operating on a “cloud-only” basis. Yet some are still reluctant to fully embrace The Cloud.

The reason is the outward cost. For big organisations, the cost is potentially millions. Others feel they do not have the resources while others still feel the time to recode their systems is vast. These fears are justified. Storage is complex, especially while most applications still operate on file-based storage.

Moving workload to the cloud is undoubtedly complex. However, it is necessary and is relatively straightforward with the right plan and execution.

Use a migration checklist

An old saying goes “fail to prepare, prepare to fail”. To make the cloud transition as smooth as possible, it is advisable to devise a checklist. Distribute this to all team members so they know what will happen and when. Once complete, each task should be checked off. Such a list would differ from organization to organization and depend on the size of the organization and the industry.

Think about the “what” and the “how” of:

  • The workloads to be migrated and when, preferably on a priority basis, taking into consideration complexity and size
  • A cost analysis, ideally broken down by stage – including lost productivity during planned downtime
  • Define the procedures for how you will go about migrating each part of the system, and when
  • The tools and resources required to do it, including personnel hours and technology, and the roles of each resource
  • A list of optimizations required for the migration. Where possible, these should be ready to go the moment the migration takes place
  • How you will measure performance
  • A communication strategy for customers, employees, those responsible for the migration, and any other stakeholders
  • A security plan for both the pre and the post-migration period
  • Define migration KPIs
  • Regular testing, system review, and a contingency plan for making adjustments if things do not go to plan

It can take mere moments to move an application. It could potentially take weeks to move all your data, depending on the size of your enterprise. Therefore, you must have a strategy in place, preferably with a checklist like this. During that time, changes to your native data might occur. If so, you’ll need to synchronize the data too.

Data security must be maintained

As an organization that holds data, you don’t need the importance of security, privacy, and compliance explaining. GDPR has a number of specific and specified regulations, including covering data residency. It is likely concerns over security that has led to many businesses not migrating to The Cloud in the first place. These concerns have been around since the dawn of IT outsourcing.

Your plan must contain steps on data protection before, during, and after the migration. You will need to understand which data will be migrated and how it will be protected. Not all of it will contain sensitive or personal information, and you may need to examine the regulatory framework for protecting it during migration, including risk management. Use the opportunity to update your authentication and authorization process. It’s likely there will be no impact, but some systems such as Single Sign On (SSO) may require integration.

The migration

Begin migration only once you have a management plan in place. You will find that the main challenge is to execute the migration with minimal disruption to productivity. This is an expensive process and there is an understandable desire from all concerned not to add to this cost. Depending on what you migrate (data, infrastructure, software), there will be times when this is inaccessible. Administrators will need a plan for synchronising data between the source and the eventual migration destination.

This is where the checklist’s final point is vital. Before you consider migrating the next part of your legacy workload, ensure that the previous one is working as planned. It is strongly advised to select several applications as a test to examine the effects of the migration. Treat it as a pilot, obtain feedback and take note of the problems that occurred or could occur. Ensure this pilot is fully complete before proceeding with the remainder of the migration.

ASUS ROG GX531

ASUS launches new gaming laptops 2019

ASUS has been a dominating name when it comes to top of the line products; a range of dynamic laptops and over the top high-end ROG series. ASUS is launching their new revolutionary range of gaming laptops for the gamers out there. Comprising of celebrated titles like Strix, Zephyrus and much more.

ASUS launches new gaming laptops 2019

ROG Strix G531/ G731

The Strix G531 comes with  9th gen i5-9300H or i7-9750H along with Nvidia GTX-1660 GDDR5 VRAM. The 6-core processor clocks as high as 4.5 GHz with a single core, and with  12 threads to speed up heavy multitasking. A new wraparound light bar illuminates the outer edge of the chassis which speaks the ethos of the ROG brand.

The Strix G731 is just like a big brother to G531. G731 has 17″ 120Hz IPS panel unlike G531, which is having  15″ 60Hz display.

ROG Strix SCAR III G531

The Strix SCAR III G531 successor of well-known SCAR II is getting quite popular. It is loaded with Intel Core i&-9750H or i9-9880H processor and RTX 2060, 2070, as well as GTX 1660,  depending upon the variant.  It comes with DDR4 RAM up to 32GB and 1TB storage. Depending upon the GPU it has 15.6″ 144HZ/3ms, 15.6″ 240Hz/3ms and 15.6″ 144Hz/3ms for RTX 2060, 2070 and GTX 1660 respectively.

It has keystone unlock feature for deep customization. Keystones are physical keys that can be docked to quickly load system preferences stored in your ROG ID or unlock access to an encrypted Shadow Drive hidden on your computer.

ROG Zephyrus M GU502

The Zephyrus M GU502 15-inch gaming notebook is new for this year. It features an incredibly fast 144Hz  1080p display with a three milliseconds response time and super narrow bezels. In this laptop, you will find an Intel Core i7-9750H with an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660Ti 6GB DDR6 GPU. It comes with 16GB DDR4 RAM which is expandable up to 32GB. It maintains a slim profile and lightweight build. Zephyrus M can be charged through its USB type-c port using a portable charger or even with a mobile power bank. It has an intelligent cooling system with powerful 83-Blade fans which ensures the best experience each chassis and components. This laptop has been designed to make thin and light gaming available to everyone.

ROG Zephyrus S GX531

The Zephyrus S GX531 is the world’s slimmest gaming laptop. It features a buttery smooth 15.6″ FHD 240Hz display panel with three milliseconds response time to spoil all the gamer out there. The R/L bezels are just 6.5mm thick which gives it an amazing look. This laptop comes with Intel Core i7-9750H CPU. The fully upgraded CPU has 6 cores and 12 threads, which makes it perfect for both work and games.

To boost up its performance, even more, it consists of Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 (Max-Q). It comes with 8GB onboard + 1 x SO-DIMM  DDR4 RAM which is expandable up to 24GB. The laptop is also quite lightweight at just 2.1 kilograms. It has the Active Aerodynamic (AAS) cooling system with its dual high-performance 12V anti-dust cooling fans which drive more airflow to cool the laptop. Furthermore, there are also 5 heat pipes and 4 heat sinks with vents for an increased heat dissipating performance.

ROG Zephyrus GX701

The Zephyrus GX701 has a lot to offer in performance as well as the display department. It comes with the new 17″ panel which is not only great for gaming with a 240Hz 3ms response time display, but it also gives content creators an accurately color calibrated display. The thin bezel design is offering 81% screen to body ratio. It is having a 9th Gen Intel Core i7-9750H processor and Nvidia GeForce RTX-2080 GPU (Max-Q) along with 16 GB DDR4 RAM which is expandable up to 32GB. With these features packed in sleek form factor, It is a treat to play games on this machine.

Like the Zephyrus S, it also comes with an Active Aerodynamic System (AAC) to cool down this machine while using. The keyboard is forward positioned like desktop style, As it lowers the temperature of the keyboard surface, it will help while gaming for hours.

ROG G703

The Asus ROG G703 is a little different than the other laptops in the line-up. At first glance, you will notice that this laptop has a beast looking design. Not only the design but this machine has over the top specs as well. It comes with 8th generation i9-9980HK overclockable CPU. Asus claims that they are able to stably overclock the CPU to 4.8GHz scale. As claimed by Asus, it the most powerful laptop for AAA titles. The GPU in this scene is the Nvidia RTX 2080 8GB DDR6. Like the CPU, the GPU is also overclocked to 1855MHz.

To support this top-notch specification, It provides a 17.3″ Anti-glare display. It is having a 144Hz refresh rate and 3ms response time with FHD (1920 x 1080p) IPS LED display panel. The beast has 32GB DDR4 2666MHz SDRAM. In addition, 2.5-inch 2TB Firecuda SSHD as well as 3 slots of M.2  PCIEX4 NVME 512 GB SSD (RAID0) slots. In conclusion, This giant has over the top specifications which will not be practical for most of the users but for those who crave for the best, you will love it for sure.

This range of high-end lineups also includes the ASUS STRIX SCAR III, ASUS ROG G531/731. Overall this lineup is going to be a no-go for the budget-friendly gamers out there. As the pricing of these products is not a viable choice for most of them. This range would be mostly upheld by the reviewers and the strong financialists in the market. All of these will be coming in the second half of July 2019.

Is GOQii RUN GPS worth buying

Is GOQii RUN GPS worth buying – Inbuilt GPS

We are part of that era where everything is getting smarter day by day. We are surrounded by all the smart tech may it be smartphones, smart TV, smart classrooms and even we have got smart e-toilets. In this chaos of smart gadgets, one of the products that we got our hands on was GOQii RUN GPS. Once you buy this product all you need to do is configure it with your smartphone and track your daily activities with the help of there GOQii App. We always try to track our workout or our morning walks stats, but we can’t do it verbally or manually. Now we have a solution to that problem. GOQii RUN GPS helps you to monitor your heart rate, your calories burned throughout the day, it also monitors your different activities such as Walking, Running, Workout, Cycling. The best part about buying this fitness band is that you get free 3 months subscription of the premium feature of the GOQii app in which you get a Coach who trains you according to your health need, You get access to health expert and doctor which helps you with your diet and supplements. Despite all these features let us see is GOQii RUN GPS worth buying?

Is GOQii RUN GPS worth buying?

Is GOQii RUN GPS worth buying

GOQii RUN GPS fitness band

GOQii RUN GPS full review

I’ve been using this band from the last couple of week and this is my opinion about the GOQii RUN GPS, so lets us talk about the design aspect first.

Design

 

GOQii RUN GPS is not as slim as the other band available in the market. It is because of the inbuilt GPS tracker installed in the band which makes the band slightly thicker by 0.5 mm – 0.6 mm compared to other brands in that segment. Despite all the extra width added to the band, it still weighs less compared to others. You get regular silicon rubber strap which gives you a comfortable wearing experience. You get an O-LED multi-color display which makes the readings visible even in the direct sunlight.

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Performance

Here’s the list of features provided by GOQii RUN GPS:

  • GPS Tracking: This is the most unique feature of the band as it comes with inbuilt GPS. Now to activate it make sure the GPS file is updated using the app. Next go to track mode and select the activity you are doing, it will ask you to toggle gps on/off. Once you activate it, it will take time to acquire your position. After it has acquired the position, you can start the activity of running/jogging. After you are all done, just sync the band again with the smartphone to know the route you travelled. This way your smartphone GPS is not used, thus it saves the battery.
  • Time:- The GOQii band provides time, date, day & battery level on the first screen. But you cannot customize the Home screen/Front screen of the band.
  • Step Counts:- The band provides pretty accurate steps counts, but the only drawback is that when you shake your hands or do off-roading where your hand tends to shake a bit, it will also be counted as steps. So the total step count might not be the most accurate. This is a problem with other bands too. So make sure that whenever you want it to matter, just check the current steps count before starting your walking activity.
  • Online Coach & Health Expert:- In your 3 months free subscription to the app you get online coach which helps you to prepare your diet plan according to your body/target, regular followup calls arranged every week to check the progress, and some online training/guidance live stream interactive videos! This is one of the most important features of this specific band which makes it the USP. You can always renew your membership to continue availing the benefits.
  • Online Doctor:- In that 3-month subscription, you also get an online doctor facility in which you can discuss your health problems and cure them with their help.
  • Run Tracking:- In track mode, we get different options, one of them is Run Tracking mode. With the help of GPS, the band tracks our progress i.e. distance traveled, calories burned, heart rate monitoring and few other things.
  • Heart Rate:- Heart rate feature helps us to monitor our heart rate and it gives the runtime heartbeats value, whereas in other bands we get the average value of 1 minute.
  • Exercise:- In Exercise tracking mode we can track the time of workout, Calories burnt, average heart rate during a workout, maximum and minimum heartbeats during the workout.
  • Notification:- When you connect your band with Bluetooth you can also get notification of calls, Whatsapp, FaceBook, messages, and other notification services on your band which makes it easy to see a notification.
  • USB Charger:- There is no special charger for this Band. To charge your band all you need is to remove the strap, plug the device in any USB adapter and the band will start charging.
  • Sleep Monitor:- Sleep monitor feature on this band helps you to monitor your sleep, and give you the accurate sleeping pattern.
  • Alarm – One can set an alarm in the band with the help of the app. The band vibrates at the time set by the user.
  • Battery life – 7 days depending on your usage. It takes about 45 Min – 1 hr for a full charge. But if we use it daily for tracking or exercise or running especially the GPS feature, then the battery won’t last that long.

 

The best feature which I liked about this band is the online coach and doctor support which I personally feel is very useful. Bands light is always dim but wakes up when you lift the band which according to me is a good feature. Another feature which the band provides is that you can search your phone through your band and vice versa only if the band is connected to the phone via Bluetooth. The band is priced at Rs.4999 INR which according to me is slightly costly. But as the band provides the Online coach and doctor subscription for three months it justifies the price. There are other bands with the same/similar features below this price range, but the online coaching/training stands out and takes a step ahead in this fitness world! This keeps you motivated towards your health.

Nokia 9 pureview secret behind 5 lens

Secret behind 5 camera lenses in Nokia 9

The beauty of life is in the shots we capture in detail. The Camera shots that shape and defines the world around us that seems to be truly captured until now. Nokia 9 PureView features a 5.99” edge to edge poled QHD display with 2K resolution with a pure display technology and improved sunlight readability. It has 4K HDR video with a spatial audio capture for immersion of an extra layer and Qualcomm aptX for high audio playback quality over audio output devices like Bluetooth, speakers and earphones. The new Nokia 9 has 5 cameras with size optics also captures the deepest of shadows and the brightest of lights, even the hidden details a picture should contain. It measures more depth than any other android cameras we focus after a shot and discover extraordinary pictures. What to know what’s the secret behind 5 camera lenses in Nokia 9? How does it help the phone to get the best picture possible? What are the different functions of each camera lens? Let us jump into the article to find out.

Secret behind 5 camera lenses in Nokia 9

It captures and merges 5 simultaneous shots for breathtaking HDR photos. Through Nokia 9 camera you can explore each and every day.

Secret behind 5 camera lenses in Nokia 9

How 5 camera lens come together to capture a perfect image?

When you press the shutter, all the five cameras shoot with different exposures at that particular time and then get merged together into a single ultra-detailed shot with a clear specified picture image. Also, the individual camera can shoot multiple exposures on their own with adjustment just to make the picture shot more clear and specific with data to the final output image. These camera specifications add more details and colour to the image. As this is the first android cell phone camera company is contributed to by Nokia makers of the 16-camera L16.

Nokia 9 camera: Technology Explained

Nokia is actually making use of the Light’s Lux Capacitor camera control chip here which manages the five cameras which uses the same type of key specs for all five cameras. Each one has a 12-megapixel camera with ZEISS optics and an f/1.8 lens. From those 5 cameras, only 2 shoot in colour and the other three are monochrome.  It shoots and edits RAW DNG photos on the phone itself. The five cameras create an accurate depth map of your image. The camera makes real-time adjustments in the Pro Camera UI with control and exposure time up to 10 seconds which has a front-facing camera of 20-megapixel display flash.

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Secret behind 5 camera lenses in Nokia 9

HOW IS NOKIA 9 DIFFERENT FROM OTHER ANDROID CELL PHONES?

The Nokia 9 PureView has a “classic Nokia” design unlike most of the smartphones the Nokia 9 PureView features a glass sandwich design made up of machined aluminium sits between two Gorilla Glass 5 glass panels. Accordingly, it supports wireless charging which is out of the box, in contradistinction to the other competitors in the industry, the phone does not have a notch at the top. The Bezels which are on the top and bottom are noticeable, especially if you compare the phone with other handsets discovered in the recent time period, including the new LG cell phones, the Sony Xperia and the Galaxy S10 series respectively.

The Nokia 9 will get you everything that other phones have like wide 2K display, 6GB of RAM, 128 GB storage space, great sound, 802.11 ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0 and support for CAT.16 LTE. However, the processor is a similar Snapdragon 845 that powered all the flagships of 2018. As per HMD, there’s no 855 version of the phone in the works, but claimed that Snapdragon has never been used to that extent till now, Qualcomm tried their level best about what it can do in terms of camera execution and performance.

So this was the secret behind 5 camera lenses in Nokia 9. Now you know how a phone with 5 camera lens can get better pictures at different exposures. Let us know if you have any doubts in the comment section below.

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Lyra Voice, Gaming Router, Monitors announced by ASUS

ASUS in hopes of capturing the gaming accessories and peripherals market has announced ROG Rapture GT-AC2900 Dual-Band Gaming Router, VG258QR and VG278QR, 165 Hz gaming monitors having a 0.5ms response time. ASUS also announced ASUS Lyra Voice, an innovative smart-speaker with built-in WiFi router.

 

lyra voice

 ASUS Lyra Voice

“At ROG, gaming has been our forte for over 12 years. With technology constantly evolving, we try to map intricate details that will give every PC gamer the edge while using our products. Lyra voice is yet another example of this technological evolution that will become a part of ASUS’s smart home portfolio alongside AI and Robotics. 2019 will see many such launches in India thus reinforcing our position as an industry leader in the Gaming and Lifestyle segment.” – Mr. Vinay Shetty, Regional Director – Components Business – India & South Asia.

Let us look at the gaming and lifestyle products announced by ASUS:

1) ROG Rapture GT-AC2900

Gaming Router

Rapture GT-AC2900

The Rapture GT-AC2900 is an 802.11ac Wi-Fi gaming router designed to meet the distinct needs of PC, console and mobile gamers. ROG Rapture GT-AC2900 comes with multiple features, including triple-level game acceleration, that gives PC gamers full control over their network, from their PC to the game server, to reduce ping times and deliver low-latency gameplay. It is also recommended by NVIDIA for use with GeForce NOW to provide the best cloud-gaming experience. It has a dedicated gaming port which allows the router to prioritize online gaming packets which means no more low internet speed due to many people simultaneously using the router. 

Rapture GT-AC2900 supports exclusive AiMesh technology for seamless, whole-home Wi-Fi coverage to ensure fast and smooth gameplay anywhere and also features MU-MIMO technology that provides a great online gaming experience for everyone in multi-gamer households. ASUS is keen to minimize the usage of PC systems to configure the router. This is why they have developed an app for the configuring the router. It is integrated with a modern and good looking programmable RGB lighting which is probably the first of its kind in India.

Gaming Router

ROG Rapture GT-AC2900

SPECIFICATIONS:

  • Network standards: IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, IPv4, IPv6.
  • Concurrent tri-band 2.4GHz, 5GHz
  • 802.11ac (5GHz 1024QAM): up to 2167Mbps
  • 802.11ac (2.4GHz 1024QAM): up to 750Mbps
  • 802.11ac (5GHz): up to 1733Mbps
  • 802.11n: up to 450Mbps

It is priced at INR 23900 and will be available on Amazon and offline stores as well.

 

2) Lyra Voice- A smart speaker with inbuilt WiFi router

Lyra Voice

ASUS Lyra Voice

ASUS Lyra Voice is a three-in-one Triband router with built-in Amazon Alexa and a Bluetooth speaker with stereo speakers. As an AiMesh (what is AiMesh?) router, Lyra Voice enables users to easily create a powerful, seamless and flexible whole-home WiFi system.

We have designed this to look good in a living room, unlike other routers which are present in a corner of some room-Mr. Vinay Shetty, Regional Director – Components Business – India & South Asia.

 

Lyra Voice also works as a stand-alone router and makes a great choice for the hub of a smart-home network if a smart assistant is needed in the same location where the internet connection enters the home. As a smart-home hub, Lyra Voice provides fast and stable WiFi to all connected smart devices and makes it easy to add more AiMesh nodes to the network in the future.

Lyra Voice also features two built-in stereo speakers with passive radiators and bass reflex ports to extend resonance of low-frequency sound. y. The speaker design and tuning combined with DTS surround-sound technology enables Lyra Voice to deliver natural, full-sounding audio that’s incredibly spacious and immersive. With Lyra Voice, users can play music from their favorite streaming service or stream audio from their smart device via Bluetooth. When I connected to the speaker via Bluetooth, there were connection and latency issues. The song was taking too much time to change. Hopefully, it’s just a software issue which is easily fixable.

Specifications:

Model Lyra Voice
Overview AC2200 Mesh Router + Alexa Voice Assistant+

Bluetooth Speaker

Speaker 8-Watt stereo speaker x 2

Passive Radiator x 2

Operating frequency 2.4GHz/5GHz-1/5GHz-2
Encryption 64-bit WEP, 128-bit WEP, WPA2-PSK, WPA

PSK, WPS support

Memory size (RAM/FLASH) 512MB/256MB
Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.2
I/O ports WAN Port x 1, LAN Port x 1

ASUS Lyra Voice is priced at INR 24990 and will be available on Amazon as well as offline stores.

 

3) ASUS VG278QR & VG258QR Gaming Monitors

VG 258QR gaming monitor

VG 258QR

Designed for intense, fast-paced games, the 27-inch VG278QR, 24.5-inch VG258QR gaming monitors feature Full HD resolution coupled with an ultra-fast 0.5ms response time and blazing 165Hz refresh rate to provide super-smooth gameplay. They also feature ASUS Extreme Low Motion Blur (ELMB) technology to make objects in motion look even sharper, so gameplay is more fluid and responsive.

ASUS VG258QR and VG278QR all support gamer-centric features, such as ASUS GamePlus to enhance the in-game experience and GameVisual to provide various pre-set display modes that optimize visuals for different types of games. Both the monitors are compatible with AMD’s FreeSync technology as well.

 SPECIFICATIONS VG278QR VG258QR
Panel size 27″ (68.6mm) Wide Screen (16:9) 24.5″ (62.2cm) Wide Screen (16:9)
Panel type TN TN
True resolution 1920×1080 1920×1080
Response time 0.5ms (GTG, Min.)
1ms (GTG, Avg.)
0.5ms (GTG, Min.)
1ms (GTG, Avg.)
Refresh rate 165Hz 165Hz
Extreme Low Motion Blur Yes Yes
GameFast Input Technology Yes Yes
Input / Output DisplayPort1.2
HDMI (v1.4)
Dual Link DVI-D
Earphone Jack
Audio in
DisplayPort1.2
HDMI (v1.4)
Dual Link DVI-D
Earphone Jack
Audio in

Prices:

VG258QR – INR 26500

VG278QR – INR 31500

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Top 10 Smartphone Photography Tips You Must Know!

Are you disappointed with the photos you click from your smartphone? Do you think that your smartphone is not capable of taking good pictures? Worry not because these Top 10 smartphone photography tips which we have carefully compiled may change your life! These are some basic tips which anyone can follow irrespective of your smartphone model to achieve good results. All these tips are not that hard to implement and do not require any extra equipment. Just remember that there are few very simple basic things which we often forget while taking pictures.

Top 10 Smartphone Photography Tips

Let us look at the Top 10 Smartphone Photography Tips You Must Know:

1) Always keep your smartphone camera lens clean!

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This is the most common mistake which people usually ignore. Simply by cleaning the lens of your smartphone, the quality of the image is improved. Clean the lens using a micro-fiber cloth or any normal cloth will do too.

2) Never Use the Zoom feature! Always move closer if possible.

Top 10 Smartphone Photography Tips

 This is an important tip to get better photos. Keeping the technicalities aside, zooming your pictures pixelates them which results in degradation of quality. Always try to move closer to the subject if possible.

3) Get the exposure right

Are your photos too dark or too bright? That’s because you are not adjusting that brightness slider (also known as exposure) you see before clicking a photo. It’s not compulsory to click at the same light level the subject exists. It’s totally up to you whether you want the photo to be dark or bright. Play around!

4) Use HDR smartly!

Top 10 Smartphone Photography Tips

You may have noticed how your phone struggles when you want to click a landscape photo which has both shadows and bright light, for e.g. a bright sky and a field. This issue can be easily solved by just simply enabling the “HDR” feature on your phone. HDR or High Dynamic Range helps to capture detailed shadows and foreground. I am pretty sure that people mistake it for High Definition Resolution which is not really the case here.

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5) Move Around! Click the same subject using different angles

You will find it amazing how the same subject looks so different when clicked from other angles. Always remember, Perspective is the key. Clicking from different angles will surely make you a better photographer.

6) Composition is the King

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Rule of Thirds

The subject is right in front of you. It looks amazing to your eyes. You are ready to click a photo. *click* and to your surprise, it doesn’t look as good as it looked to your eyes previously. This is largely because a smartphone lens is not as smart as your eyes. This can be avoided by carefully composing your pictures. It’s a common rule in photography that you don’t click just the photo of the subject but you should also include its surroundings (unless it’s a portrait shot). So always try to keep the subject on the intersection of the grid which is not in the center, so that the eyes pay attention to the background and subject.

Detailed explanation: Rule of Thirds in 5 minutes

7) Never Forget to Focus!

Many times, in the excitement of clicking a photo, we forget to focus which results in blurry images and a disappointed face when you notice it much later. No matter how excited or quickly you want to take a photo, never forget to focus. This is done by simply tapping on the screen where you want to focus and waiting for the image to stabilize and lens to focus on the subject.

8) Always try to use natural light and not Flash

Flash is recommended only when there’s absolutely no natural light available. Use creative angles to ensure your subject is well lit naturally. Never click pictures against the light as it will not give you good results.

9) Use third-party Camera Apps which provide more features

Most of the default stock camera applications don’t have many extra features which are necessary. That’s why you should use third-party applications available on App stores. We highly suggest everyone to use Google’s GCam which is possibly the best camera app available. This is unfortunately not available on app stores so you have to google GCam along with the name of your smartphone to get the best possible and compatible version. Not able to find one for your device? Mention the model number in the comment section and let us assist you with it.

10) Learn to use editing apps!

Just clicking a photo simply doesn’t cut it now. Editing is necessary to make the photo look even better. It isn’t as tough as it sounds. It’s just a game of sliders and filters. A short video will clear all the doubts you have in your mind. Apps we suggest:

  • Snapseed
  • Adobe Lightroom
  • Adobe Photoshop Express
  • PicsArt

So these were the top 10 smartphone photography tips which will give you some good results. Apart from this, if you have some technical knowledge, then you can try going in manual mode in the smartphone camera app. Try playing with shutter speed, exposure, ISO and other settings. Do let us know if you would like to know some tips on how to use manual mode in a smartphone camera app in the comment section below. We will definitely keep covering such cool tricks and tips.

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It’s Time for a Social Media Security Checkup

It’s Monday morning. Do you know what’s happening on your social media accounts?

Social media has become on the leading sources of cyberattacks in the world. It has the magic combination of widespread use (billions of people log in to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc. every day), personal information, and trust that gives hackers everything they need to either launch attacks within the platforms themselves, or gather enough information to launch more targeted attacks against individuals, including you.

Even if you think you are safe and have your social media locked down, there is a good chance that you’ve left something vulnerable somewhere. That’s why you need to conduct regular social media security checkups. Double checking that you are using every tool you can to keep your information safe takes only a few minutes, but can save you a lot of headaches.

Check Your Antivirus

A strong antivirus and security program on your devices is your first line of defense against attacks from any source. Be sure that your antivirus software is up-to-date, and that you’re making the most of your premium services bundle by running security checks and looking for vulnerabilities. Social media attacks often look for vulnerabilities on your computer or devices to exploit, so use your security tools to close those loopholes.

Install Updates

Are you running the latest versions of all of your apps? Are your devices up-to-date? Even if you have your device set to automatically download and install updates as they become available, double check every few months to ensure that all of the most recent updates have been installed. Often, app updates include bug fixes and security enhancements that protect your account and data, so you want to install them as soon as possible.

Change Your Passwords

Yes, it can be a pain to come up with new passwords and remember them every few months. However, regularly changing your passwords, and choosing strong passwords, is important to maintaining your security. Keep it simple by using a password manager, and setting a reminder in your calendar to handle this chore.

Set Up Two Factor Authentication

If you haven’t already done so, you need to set up two factor authentication for your social media accounts. It only takes a few minutes, and gives you peace of mind that your accounts are less likely to be accessed without your permission.

Check Your Apps

Speaking of permissions, which apps have access to your social media accounts? And what permissions have you granted? Every few months, check on the apps that have access to your social profiles (find them by looking in the privacy settings on your account) and delete those that don’t need access anymore. Be selective in which apps get access to your profiles and what you allow them to see. In many cases, you may wish to just create an account with a username and password instead to keep your social profiles secure.

Check Your Info

If you’re sharing too much personal information on social media, you could be setting yourself up for trouble. Chances are, the people who need to know your exact birthday, address, phone number, etc. already have that information, so be as vague as possible. Avoid sharing information that can be used to steal your identity – and this goes for responding to friends’ posts as well. Remember that the answers to common security questions are often things like your mother’s maiden name, the color of your first car, where your first job was, where you were born, etc. It might be fun to see your friends’ answers to these questions, but hackers are also on the lookout for this information.

Clean Your Friends List

If you don’t know everyone on your friends’ list, or can’t pinpoint how you know people on your list, it’s time to hit the unfriend button. At least once a year, go through your friend’s list and delete people you don’t know, or don’t really have any contact with. Consider setting all of your profiles to private so that you need to approve followers, or so only people who know your friends can request to connect with you. This way, you control who sees your stuff, and reduce the chances of it falling into the wrong hands.

Keeping your social media secure is an important step toward preventing a cyberattack. If you perform this checkup on a regular basis, you’ll be in good shape to ward off the hackers.

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How to earn rewards by paying credit card bills

Everyone loves using credit cards and especially those who love to shop now and then. But credit card dues is something you don’t want to keep. Managing multiple cards can be a hassle sometimes. But in this digital world, almost all the problems can be solved using an app. One such app that we are talking about is CRED. You can easily manage all the cards, their timely payments and also get some benefits for the same. Let us check out how to earn rewards by paying credit card bills? Please read the whole thing, before proceeding and use our link to download the genuine app.

How to earn rewards by paying credit card bills?

I have been using this app for long now and had some great experience which I want to share it all with you.

  1. Download the CRED app from this link only just to make sure you get the original thing. It is available for both Android and iOS platforms.
  2. Install the app. After installing give the permissions so that the app can remind you whenever the bill is generated and dues are pending.
  3. After you make the profile and activate your account, add your credit cards. You can add multiple cards as much as you want. It might take some time to activate CRED profile based on your credit scores.
  4. Pay the bill whenever it is generated using this app only.
  5. For eg., if you pay the bill for 10,000 INR, you will get 10,000 CRED coins. These coins can be used to redeem various offers in the rewards section from different brands.
  6. You can also refer this app to your friends to earn gems and get more rewards.

You are reading: How to earn rewards by paying credit card bills?

It is as simple as it gets. CRED will help you manage payments related to your credit card. It might take some days for the bank to approve the payment from CRED. For me, it was very quick like the same day or the next day itself. They have various payment options through which you can process the payment. Recently they have introduced UPI as a payment method too.

What are the types of rewards that you can earn through CRED?

One can earn some discount coupons for shopping, food, or travel. All the details can be found in the app itself. Apart from that, you can earn some passes for events going around you.

I think it is really useful to pay credit card bills and get rewards. There is no fee involved to become a CRED member. Just add the card and pay bills. You can always wait for the right rewards and redeem it whenever you feel right. Do let me know if you have any doubts. So this is all about how to earn rewards by paying credit card bills.