Google Plans Voice Navigation in Indian Languages

Google maps has become the life line of travellers exploring new destinations and locations. With the help of Google maps we can explore a big city like Mumbai with ease. Last month Google rolled out the turn-by-turn voice navigation in India and today it revealed it plans on bringing support for local languages in India for Google Maps.

The voice navigation will help the drivers to concentrate on driving and need not look at screen again and again for navigation help and tracking of route. While, it did not reveal when exactly voice navigation will support Indian languages , however it did say that this would happen soon.
Additionally, the company revealed that it is still in talks with the government to bring Street View service to the country, but there has been no breakthrough. Apart from this, it revealed that the Google Navigation package in Android would see further improvements over the next six to eight months as the company collects more data.

What all is needed in a gaming laptop?

If you are planning to buy a gaming laptop and are confused about the specifications then this article would be of help to you. Gaming laptops are designed to give you the ability to play all the 3D games out there. They are also equipped with more powerful processors so they are more capable in processing.

Remember, there is no way to upgrade the Graphical processing Unit (GPU) and Central processing Unit (CPU) because it is deeply integrated within the laptop, so be precise about the configuration of the Gaming laptop. The strong GPUs produce superior performances. RAM should be greater than 1GB for latest games. The connectivity options should be another thing to consider. There are a lot of gamers out there who would rather use special gaming peripherals. This is especially true if you want to take your gaming experience to a higher level. In this case, it would be important to have an HDMI port.

Quick Gaming requirements :-

CPU : Dual core processors or greater (i3, i5 and i7 recommended)

GPU : Graphic card 1gb or greater (nvidia, ati redon or intel)

RAM : Minimum 1GB (4GB recommended)

Display : 14 inch or more with 1080 pixel (recommended 15 inch HD display)

Hard Disk : 160GB or more (SATA, 7200 rpm recommended, or solid state hard drive)

Networking : Wifi, Ethernet

Optical Disk Drive : CD/ DVD drive with 4x speed

Port : 2 USB ports, Display port/HDMI port

Gaming Accessories : Gaming Mouse, controller, joy stick, headphone, HDMI cable (StealSeries gaming products) Buy Gaming Accessories

Precaution : Provide proper heat ventilation to your laptop when you are playing games.

 

Be aware that gaming laptops can be very costly and they are not meant for those who are on a tight budget. Some gaming laptop manufacturers are Asus (affordable), Allenware (costly). Considering the requirements discussed in the article for a gaming laptop, you would be able to pick up a decently configured laptop with adequate features.

Envy Series – High Performance Laptops From HP

HP Envy Series is the company’s most powerful, thin and performance giving Laptop or we can even say Ultrabook. Earlier HP Envy was a brand synonymous with Voodoo PC. First Voodoo Envy was released in 2006 but it got no success, so later on HP and Voodoo merged and Voodoo Envy became HP Envy.

After several advancements and complete overhaul HP launched Envy Series again on October 15, 2009, along with two models, Envy 13 and Envy 15. These new Envy laptops are not only sleek, but they’re also durable, scratch-resistant, and lightweight. According to HP, Envy series is focused on designing the entire premium customer experience.

Currently, the Envy series has metal-tooled design along with several advancements in these years. HP Envy design resembles the Apple’s Macbook’s Designs but HP calls it a coincidence. That’s the reason why Apple has sued HP by saying that HP Envy Series (not all laptops only few of them) infringe their Macbook designs. Still the final verdict from the court has not been given. So it’s not official that HP actually infringed Apple patents.

There many fans of HP Envy Series despite its patent case by Apple. Envy Series’ success is giving HP a huge potential to build more sleek and powerful Laptops. Currently there are various HP Envy Laptops and Ultrabooks present in the market. We are listing a few of them below:

HP Envy 6-1011TU Laptop

HP Envy 6-1011TU Laptop - Envy SeriesThe Latest HP Envy 6 is one of the cheapest ultrabook that comes with an eye-catching metal design. It gives long lasting battery backup.It’s light weight and slim form factor makes it easy to carry. HP Envy 6-1011TU is powered with Intel Core i3-3217U 3rd Gen processor with 4 GB DDR3 RAM. It has a 15.6″ HD LED display screen with Intel HD Graphics 4000 . It is available at MirchiMart for just Rs. 41490/-

HP Envy 6-1003TX SleekBook

HP Envy 6-1003TX SleekBook - Envy SeriesThe Envy 6 Series from HP brings you a beautiful and high-performance laptop that boasts of unlimited features to meet your daily computing needs with utmost efficiency. It is packed with an Intel 2nd Generation Core i3 processor. This HP Envy 6-1003TX Ultrabook proves to be highly reliable and useful to perform tasks at work and home. The laptop provides you with an interactive and user-friendly interface, courtesy the Windows 7 Basic Home operating system. It also has the 2 GB ATI Radeon Graphics which gives you the quality gaming experience. Envy 6-1003TX is available at MirchiMart for Rs. 45,590.

HP Envy 4-1023TU

HP Envy 4-1023TU - Envy Series Envy 4-1023TU is the low cost ultrabook with a stylish look with Intel Core i3-3217U 3rd Gen processor with 4 GB DDR3 RAM and 500 GB HDD. It has a 14″ HD LED display screen with 2 GB ATI Graphics which provides you with great performance while playing games or doing any graphics related work. It also has Beats Audio High Definition Audio.  Envy 4-1023TU is available at MirchiMart for Rs. 41990/-.

HP Envy 4-1025TX Ultrabook

HP Envy 4-1025TX Ultrabook - Envy SeriesThe Envy series from HP continues to surprise us with its new additions and range of Ultrabooks. The new Envy 4-1025TX Ultrabook offers smart and extensive options that accompany you at work and home. This Ultrabook is an ideal computing gadget that comes with an affordable price price tag for unlimited features it offers. Loaded with a 3rd Generation Intel Core i5 processor and running on a Windows 7 Home Basic operating system, the laptop proves to be a highly reliable performer with its impressive speed and authentic capabilities. It also has the 2 GB ATI Graphics in it which provides high performance while doing graphics work and gaming. It is available at MirchiMart for Rs.52990/-

HP Envy Series not only provides laptops, but printers also. Recently HP announced Envy 110 printer which is stylish-yet-high-performance printer like Envy Series laptops. HP last month announced a new lineup of consumer PCs and accessories that are designed to work with Windows 8 along with the announcement latest Envy m4. You can checkout recently launched HP Envy’s here.

So did you like HP Envy series or have any Envy Laptop or Printer? Checkout this guide to know how pick best Laptop.

MAC Vs PC

It’s no surprise that the war between Mac and PC users has been going on for ages. But now- a- days, Ultrabooks (the PC world’s answer to the MacBook Air) are getting better day by day. Models such as the Asus Zenbook, HP Envy and Dell XPS are a credit to the breed. We will take a closer look to evaluate the important features and technical specifications of both the Macs and the PCs.

OS
Operating System Versions - Market ShareMac operating system has traditionally been more stable than Windows. The main reason for this is that Apple used to produce both the hardware (Mac computer) and the software (Mac operating system). They had better control over the integration of the entire system. Now Apple uses the same architecture as a PC, but is selective about the components within the system to ensure stability. Since the Windows operating system can run on hundreds of different types of computers, variations in hardware configurations within those computers can cause stability problems. Now three years old, Windows 7 offers PC users superb speed, stability and functionality – with very few problems.
Winner: Tie

MAC into a PC (and vice verse)
A MAC can run Windows on it(By installing software like Boot Camp) whereas Apple does not allow the use of its operating system on non-Apple hardware. So a Windows PC cannot run Mac OS X.
Winner- Mac

DESIGN
Apple spends years sweating design details. As a result Macs are known for their elegant designs and stunning lines. Attractive colors and curvy looks make the MAC aesthetically more appealing than the PC. PCs have also come a long way in changing their looks. New generation ultrabooks are getting its looks closer to that of the Mac but it depends upon the PC manufacturer.
Winner: Mac

User Interface
The most noticeable difference between Macs and PCs is in the user interfaces. While both have a graphic user interface, Mac was the pioneer of the GUI technology and still continues to be the masters of it. But here we cannot say PCs have bad GUI, it totally depends upon personal preferences.
Winner- Tie (depends on user preference)

Gaming
Traditionally PCs have had the upper hand when it comes to gaming because more publishers developed games for the PC platform and PCs have also provided more powerful processors and speed is an important criterion when it comes to gaming.
Winner- PC

Hardware
Hardware - Mac vs PCBoth computer runs on same architecture and processor (generally intel’s processor ) but as discussed above the Mac OS and hardware are designed for each other but PCs have different hardware configurations like Macs typically have smaller hard drives than PCs and Macs have the memory between 1 to 4gb while PCs have anywhere from 2gb to 8gb.
Winner- tie game

Software
Both systems support most open-source software’s. Software for both systems is user friendly and easy to learn. For the average user, this may be more of a tie. But if you’re a finance person or a gamer, you know the Mac finishes a poor second.

Adobe programs and other major software titles are very similar or identical on both platforms. If a game-maker even deigns to make a Mac version of a title, it will come out months after the PC release. Instrumentation and general application software’s are generally made for PCs.
Winner: PC

Connectivity
PCs and Macs can usually share peripherals if they connect via USB, FireWire, or Bluetooth, Most popular applications for Mac and PC use the same file formats, making it simple to exchange documents with friends and coworkers or move existing files from a PC to a Mac.
Winner- tie game

CUSTOMIZATION
When you are choosing Mac then you accept a compromise that you cannot upgrade your Mac. You can’t even replace the RAM in a MacBook Air or a MacBook Pro with retina display because the memory is soldered to the logic board. With PCs, it’s easy to swap out drives and sound and graphic cards, or even build a custom PC from the ground up, if you’re reasonably handy.
Winner: PC

SECURITY
Mac computers are inherently more secure than PCs. Macs are rarely the target of malware attacks and no notable virus has been written specifically to attack the brand. The reduced number of its users also allows the company to focus much of their strategy on excellent technical support and security measures while PCs have maximum number of users and hence maximum virus are made for PCs. Yet you’re secure on a PC when you have an antivirus software installed – and can withstand a hit.
Winner: Tie game

PRICE
Some of the highly engineered Ultrabooks have finally caught up to or dipped under the Rs. 55,000/- entry-level price tag for MacBook Air. But most PC users can buy a perfectly good laptop or desktop for around Rs 30,000/-.
Winner: PC

Conclusion
Mac Users
Mac computers are most widely used in the creative professional market, including journalism and desktop publishing, video editing and audio editing, and have also made inroads into the educative and scientific research sectors. PCs are also used with some of the video and audio editing and research purposes but are found largely as the Home or Office Computer. PCs are also widely used in gaming due to a wider variety of games available for the Windows platform.

PC UsersSo which one is better – a Mac or PC? That really depends on what the user wants to do and is comfortable with. Weigh the pros and cons based on your work needs and personal requirements to get the best out of the brand and model of your choice. Well, the sole purpose of this post is to show you all the facts about both types of Computers, and let you decide. After all, the only person who knows you the best is YOU!

 

Difference Between Dell Vostro, Inspiron And Latitude

Dell is the American technology company which build printers, computers, servers and much more. Dell is one of the largest technology corporations of the world.

Dell is popular for their computers and laptops. IF we search deep into the laptops and computers we will find that most of the laptops are divided between series. We are here to let you know about the basic difference between Dell’s  Vostro, Inspiron And Latitude series. here’s it:

Dell Vostro:

Dell Vostro series provide good budget Laptops with prices ranging between INR 23k to 80k. Dell’s Vostro series laptops comes with Intel Processors and will have Home, Professional, or Ultimate versions of Windows 7. Vostro color options are the standard black, burgundy and silver. The current lineup of Vostro laptops includes five laptops, including two budget models, the A90 and A860. There are many variations between these five laptops. Desktops of Vostro lineup are also there in the market.

Dell Inspiron:

Dell launched this series on June 26, 2007. Dell says that this series is for students and average user. This series provide Laptops which give performance and also affordable. Most of the laptops falling in this series runs on AMD-based processors. This series is good for multimedia and gaming. High end devices of this series gives performance like Dell’s XPS series. There are Laptops, Lightweight Ultrabooks and desktops that falls in this category.Dell Inspiron takes advantage of the latest developments in laptop technology to deliver amazing performance across all components. Inspiron Series comes with additional colours availability like pink, blue and red.

Dell Latitude:

Dell designed this series mainly for Business and this series was introduced in August 2008. Latitude line in network-optimized for companies with over 10 workers. Many of these Laptops in Latitude have SDDs rather than HDDs( Know the difference between HDDs and SDDs). Latitude is perfect for a large networked environment, long-term stability and business-class computing. Dell Latitude series have Extended Life Batteries for long battery backup. You will have choice to chose processor between Intel and AMD. Its better than Vostro and Inspiron As its more stylish, more powerful and more portable.

Have any query regarding difference ask via comments we are always here for you.

Mini Display Port

The Mini DisplayPort (MDP) is a miniaturized version of the external display connecting port. There are many other display connecting ports like VGA port, DVI port and HDMI port. All these are used for connecting external displays (like Projector, LED/LCD TV) to your laptop, notebook, desktop and mobile devices.

Mini Display Port - What is it?

 The main differences between Mini Display Port and other Display connecting ports are:

Size : There are practical issues. With other display ports, you have to use thumbscrews to insert and secure a connection; whereas you just have to push a Mini Display Port connector into place as you would with a USB device. And, you can’t easily bend a MDP (Mini Display Port) connector’s pins, like you can do with that of a DVI/VGA connector.

Higher resolution: The use of a digital micro-packet signaling protocol enables the standard to support higher resolutions. Mini Display Port supports up to 2560×1600 pixels resolution Display.

Audio: Generally audio signal is not transmitted through MDP but it depends upon the manufacturers of laptop/notebook/ultrabook. Some devices support audio transmission over MDP, but in case of no audio transmission we can use standard sound card that is the available audio out jack (3.5mm audio jack) on laptop/notebook/ultrabook for sound.

Mini Display Port was first introduced by Apple but now it is being adopted by a number of PC makers, these ports are generally used in notebooks/ultrabooks. Following are the devices which have mini display port:

  • Apple- MacBook, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, iMac, Mac mini, Mac Pro
  •  Dell- dell XPS13”, 14”, 15”, and 17” HP- HP Envy 14t
  • Lenevo – ThinkPad notebooks X1 Carbon, X230, L430, L530, T430s, T430, T530, W530
  • Microsoft Surface tablet devices

Now the question comes to compatibility, which means whether external devices have Mini DisplayPort or not. If yes, there will be no problem. But, in case the external device has other standard display connecting port (VGA port , DVI port and HDMI port), we will have to buy display adapters ( Mini DisplayPort to VGA, Mini DisplayPort to HDMI or Mini DisplayPort to DVI) as per the requirement.