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Android and iOs : Searching for the third side

Haters People gifted with the blessing of wanting variety are mostly disappointed when it comes choosing a smartphone with a different Os other than Android Os or iOs. After all the aforementioned Os make up 99.6% of all smartphone Os. The rest is made up of Blackberry Os and Windows Phone OS. The arrival of a new Os is not about the money or the complexity, it’s actually a bit more tricky than it is impossible. Users This domination is…

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Infinite 40 days: The case of Winrar’s trial

“Most human beings have an almost infinite capacity for taking things for granted”                                                                                                                                – Aldous Huxley   The above quote is perfectly suited for Winrar, a software which is a brainchild of Eugene Roshal. Released at a time when Winzip was dominating the zipping and unzipping software scene. The major difference was the inclusion of .rar format and the fact it was an unlimited 40-day trial software. Until this day Winrar has denied that it is a freeware or shareware…

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Android wars: stock vs skinned

Esse Quam Videri (“To be, rather than to seem”) Tech enthusiast has never come to a consensus on whether skinned or stock android is better. Looking at the overall sales of android mobiles to get a feedback from the average user has too failed to prove a point. So the question becomes either be it a skinned or a stock android does it really matter? Samsung, Oppo, Vivo, Lenovo, Huawei, and Xiaomi these are the names of the highest selling…

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Old technology, new threats: A risky business

Throwback The words aging gracefully does not apply to locks, chains, seatbelts or brakes. So should operating systems and servers come in this same category? In a day and age where vulnerabilities grow faster than our solutions to them, the best we can and should do is be prepared. Our legacy technologies are familiar and trustworthy, but is it ready to face the threats the modern world has to offer? If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it No is the…

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Cartography and more in the digital age: GIS

What and How GIS is an acronym for geospatial information systems. It is a combination of hardware and geospatial software for capturing, storing and analysing spatial data. Computer images of maps combined with databases of that corresponding map give an information which could be used many different purposes. Almost all information tends to have a geographical information component in them meaning every information is tied to a place. So in a case of a disaster or any other emergency, the…

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Embracing MEANing for future

MEAN meaning MEAN or MEAN STACK refers to a compilation of Javascript based technologies used to develop web applications. MEAN is shortened for MongoDB, ExpressJS, AngularJS and NodeJS. What’s New? From the client side to server to database, the mean stack uses the same code. Since all these technologies use the same Javascript, the web development process using MEAN stack becomes a breeze. The same applies to web applications as well which greatly reduces the strain resources both on the…

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