Voice call service

It is constantly said that promoting is a play ground for inventive personalities. This is so genuine. The type of commercials certainly witness that on a bigger premise. Imagination is a gift and is encased with organization of new systems and strategies to offer an item or service. Actually, a typical man would not comprehend the unpredictable dynamism of the publicizing scene. The fast changes have constrained reception of ways and means as the prerequisite of today’s applied promoting. Bulk voice calls is such an affecting component and offers lively results in lesser time.

We utilize to send bulk voice calls or simple sms to identify with our family, companions, and others. It has turned into a tremendous piece of our day by day correspondence schedule. The same ideas are grabbed by service suppliers and have sourced a customized intends to offer an item or service. Cell phone advertising offers a wide canvas for coming to various people who are occupied with offers that welcome the sparing of cash and some additional advantages. In this manner, it turns into a common arrangement of incorporated correspondence, which gets to be useful to all the included in some or the other way.

Phone publicizing is a bulk strategy for drawing closer individuals with aservice, item, or arrangements. In this way, the returning impact is unmistakable soon after the promoting effort begins. Dissimilar to the next ordinary techniques for promoting, to bulk voice SMS is a less expensive strategy. It has a voluminous ability to correspond with individuals considering numerous inclinations. This is comprehensive of language, age bunch, area, need of the business sector, and rivalry activity.

There are proficient phonedialling programming frameworks which dial the client number and after noting the call, play the recorded message to them. Presently, publicizing being an innovative field, this recorded message is made with unique endeavours to catch the potential client, concentrate on territorial dialect, and articulation, which includes a well disposed touch so prospects feel safe attempting the offer or starting the activity. The trust security is vital in these sorts of correspondence and the same is produced inside of thiscooperation of a few moments. Client databases, which are occupied with offers and advancements are accessible promptly, so focusing the endeavours on pre-prepared clients turns out to be simple, expanding shots of achievement proportion. What’s more, the best part is expense included in every one of these endeavours is irrelevant as you think about different method for publicizing.

Micromax’s Yu Yutopia Teased to Sport Large Battery Capacity

Yu has once again made Apple its target in the latest teaser for its upcoming Yu Yutopia smartphone. The image hints towards the smartphone’s battery capacity as compared to those found in iPhone models.

The teaser shows the Apple company logo with low battery indication and a caption stating, “Would you enjoy an apple that doesn’t last long?” The teaser directly hints at the size of the Yu Yutopia’s battery to be greater than the latest iPhone models. The image however, says nothing more about the smartphone.

The company tweeted the teaser image saying “High on price, low on juice! High time; #ThinkDifferent #RaiseTheBar! #Yutopia.” Yu Televentures has also started letting interested users register for the Yutopia on its dedicated website.

So far, the company has confirmed that the Yu Yutopia will include 32GB of inbuilt storage instead of 16GB, which is still the minimum inbuilt storage given by Apple in its iPhone models. Previously, the company confirmed a Quad HD display on the Yu Yutopia smartphone. If true, this would be the company’s first smartphone featuring a QHD display. The company also hinted that the Yutopia would sport a metal build which would be company’s first smartphone made out of metal. It recently took dig at the OnePlus 2 smartphone, which doesn’t support the Quacomm Quick Charge feature.

To recall, ahead of the Yu Yunique launch in September, a high-end smartphone from dubbed Yu550 was spotted in Geekbench listings as well as at an Indian import/ export manifest site. The Yu550 may be the high-end smartphone the company has been teasing.

To recall, the Yu550 smartphone spotted at Geekbench listing showed few specifications including a 1.5GHz octa-core Snapdragon 810 (MSM8994) processor coupled with 4GB of RAM. The smartphone was said to feature a 5.2-inch full-HD display and run Android 5.1.1 Lollipop-based build of Cyanogen OS. The Yu5050 scored 1353 in single-core test and 4622 in the multi-core test.

OnePlus Acknowledges Type-C Cable Could Cause Damage, Offers Refunds

Chinese smartphone manufacturer OnePlus on Thursday addressed concerns that its USB-Type C adapter and cable may cause damage to power sources due to the use of a 10kΩ resistor instead of a 56kΩ used in v1.1 of the USB Type-C standard. The company said the OnePlus Type-C adapter is “partially” compatible with some third-party devices, and could damage power sources if the device and the power source don’t have a self-regulation mechanism. The company also insisted that both accessories are compatible with OnePlus 2 smartphone.

Earlier this month, Benson Leung, a Google engineer evaluated OnePlus’ USB cable and adapter and noted that while these peripherals could be safe to use with company’s own smartphone, use with devices like the Google Chromebook Pixel, Nexus 6P, and Nexus 5X may damage the power source – charger, power bank, USB hub. As it turns out, he was right.

In a blog post, Carl Pei acknowledged that OnePlus’ cable and adapter use a 10kΩ resistor instead of the 56kΩ required to meet version 1.1 of the Type-C port standard. This is fine for the 2A OnePlus 2 coupled with either a 2A or 3A power source, providing normal charging times and being safe to use. It will also provide normal charging times and be safe to use with 3A devices like the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P, if coupled with a 2A self-regulated power source (those with CE, UL, or CCC logos).

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But, if the OnePlus USB Type-C adapter and cable is used on a 3A device with a 3A self-regulated source, charging will not be as fast, though it will remain safe to use. It is in the final case – charging a 3A device with an unregulated 3A power source – that the problem occurs, where the OnePlus USB Type-C adapter and cable are unsafe to use for fear of damaging the power source – which could be anything from a third party charger, to a power bank, computer, or USB hub.

“Our cable and adapter use a 10kΩ resistor, but according to version 1.1 of the USB Type-C port standard, these products should be using a 56kΩ resistor. The issue is that the cable and adapter are designed for a maximum of 2 amps of power, but the resistor will allow fast-charging devices to try to draw more power than a power source may allow,” he said. “This could result in damage to the power source (third-party charger, USB port, etc.) if the device and power source do not have an internal mechanism to self-regulate the amount of power flowing to or from them.”

The post adds that if users have purchased the OnePlus USB Type-C adapter or cable to use with devices other than the OnePlus 2, they can apply for a refund. India and China users can visit their nearest OnePlus service centre to claim and accept the refund. North America and Europe users can visit a refund page to fill in details to process the refund via PayPal. Note, the company will only provide refunds up until December 31.

OnePlus says that it will address the issue with future revisions of its adapter and cable, which will meet the v1.1 USB Type-C specification with a 56kΩ resistor.

LG G3 Set to Receive Android 6.0 Marshmallow Next Month: Report

The LG G3 appears set to receive its Android 6.0 Marshmallow update as soon as next month. The update is said to arrive between December 16 and December 18, starting with Poland.

A report from Poland states the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update for the LG G3 is in its final testing stages. The article was later updated to include a quote by an LG Poland executive named Jaroslaw Bukowski, who said it was in fact already ready. Also, the report adds the update would first be rolled out in Poland followed by other regions – a rollout pattern LG has followed with previous updates, including the Marshmallow update for its current flagship, the LG G4.

The LG G3 was launched with Android 4.4.2 KitKat out-of-the-box. It is worth noting that in June this year LG said the G3 would not be receiving Android 5.1 or 5.1.1 Lollipop version.

Skipping updates is nothing new for LG as the firm has previously too rolled out the Android 5.0 Lollipop update to its G3 directly from Android 4.4.2 KitKat, completely missing out on v4.4.3 and 4.4.4 KitKat. Notably, the LG G3 was tipped last month to be in line to receive an Android 6.0 Marshmallow update, after it was spotted along with the LG G4 in official support documents.

Until now, a number of tech firms have confirmed the rollout of Android 6.0 Marshmallow for its smartphones. Some of the companies that have detailed the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update roadmap include Asus, OnePlus, Lenovo, Honor, Sony and others. Nexus and Android One devices have already received the update, Moto X Play and Moto X Style have also started receiving the new OS version.

Some of the new features of Android 6.0 Marshmallow (previously just Android M) include revamped app permissions; Google Now on Tap feature; new Chrome feature that will change the Web experience for Android users; new ways to handle Web links; Android Pay mobile payment system is now official with Android M; new fingerprint APIs for developers to add into their apps, New Silent feature for sound and vibrate mode as well as a ‘Do Not Disturb’ mode to block all sounds or only alarms and notifications, and battery saver features called Doze that will make Android devices smart about managing power. Some of the other additions include new RAM manager, adoptable storage devices, new app drawer, auto backup and restore for apps, and support for USB Type-C ports.

Samsung Puts Sticker on Galaxy Note 5 Warning Not to Insert S Pen Backwards

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Following a widely reported design flaw that could potentially break the S Pen stylus for Galaxy Note 5 users, Samsung has started shipping units of the smartphone with a warning sticker to inform users that they should not insert the S Pen backwards into its slot.

In August, several users reported that their S Pen was getting stuck inside the Galaxy Note 5 when inserted backwards. Any attempt to remove it was causing damage to the stylus’ detection mechanism. The design was arguably flawed, as it would have been relatively simple to prevent backwards entry of the stylus into the slot. The company had said at the time that users should read the manual to avoid committing such mistakes.

It appears however that the company has realised a retort to read the user manual was not the appropriate mitigation. As many users do not read their operating manuals or guides in detail, Samsung apparently believes a removable plastic sticker on the device will make them aware. Putting a sticker on the back of the device is certainly much cheaper than making available a new S Pen to users.

“Be sure to insert your S Pen with the nip pointed inward. Inserting the S Pen the wrong way can cause it to become stuck and can damage the pen and your phone,” the message reads. The text is followed by two images that are there to help to convey the message easily, even to those who don’t bother reading.

The new practice by Samsung was spotted on a YouTube unboxing video for a T-Mobile Galaxy Note 5, and it is not yet known if the company has started shipping units with the warning sticker to all markets where the phone is available.

With the Galaxy Note 5, the company also introduced an improved S Pen which comes with several design changes, which is perhaps what should be blamed for the glitch. Because of the way it has been designed, the Galaxy Note 5 doesn’t offer any resistance to the pen when you’re inserting it the wrong way, which makes it difficult for users to realise their mistake until the damage is done.

Google Engineer Flags OnePlus’ USB Type-C Adapter as Not Fit for Use

You might want to avoid OnePlus’ USB Type-C adapter. Benson Leung, an engineer at Google, says that the OnePlus Type-C adapter is not compliant with standard specifications. The Chinese technology conglomerate has told us that its cable and adapter can safely be used with the OnePlus 2.

“Don’t buy this #USB #TypeC adapter for your Chromebook Pixel or Nexus 6P/5X phone. It uses the wrong identifier resistor,” Leung wrote in a Google+ post. “OnePlus needs to get the message that their accessories are out of spec…”

The USB Type-C 1.1 specification allows for power delivery of up to 3A. Many USB Type-C equipped devices such as the Nexus 5X, and the Nexus 6P are designed to draw that much power. The problem, as Leung has explained in the Google+ thread, is that OnePlus’ Type-C adapter – which is meant to convert Type-A or micro/mini connectors to the new Type-C connector – cannot convert the power to 3A.

Even if the adapter is not able to provide 3A power, the device will attempt to draw 3A current, and this could potentially lead to damage. “Having a weaker than 3A charger is actually a risk factor because the device being charged will always try to charge at 3 and if the older adapter can’t handle 3A, that is when it might be damaged,” he said.

The Nexus 5X, one of the two flagship smartphones Google launched in September, charges with a Type-C cable, but doesn’t ship with one. This would understandably require some users to buy an adapter for their phone. Leung noted in the Google+ post that the USB Type-C cable from OnePlus is “not spec compliant”, and that he would “not recommend anyone with a Nexus use it.”

We reached out to OnePlus over the weekend, and the company told Gadgets 360 that its Type-C cable and adapter are compliant with USB 2.0 and Type-C 1.0 protocols (no word on their compliance with Type-C 1.1). “The OnePlus USB Type-C cable and adapter are compliant with USB 2.0 and Type-C 1.0 protocols. They can safely be used with the OnePlus 2 to transfer data and charge the phone,” said a OnePlus spokesperson.

It seems the issue goes wider than OnePlus’s alleged faulty adapter, according to Leung, “none of the ones presently available are spec compliant, but several vendors have been in touch with me to repair their broken cables and adapters,” Leung wrote in response to a user’s query.

Earlier this month, Leung assessed a number of USB Type-C cables and adapters on Amazon to note that most of them are not up-to-spec and capable of charging his Chromebook Pixel. In a Google+ post, he noted that of the ten USB Type-C products he tested, only three were fully spec-compliant.

“Specifically, these adapters do not charge the Chromebook Pixel 2015 because the adapters leave the C-C lines floating, where the specification requires a Rp pullup to Vbus to identify the cable as a legacy adapter or cable… In other words, since you are creating a USB Type-C plug to a USB 2.0 Micro-B receptacle assembly, you must use a resistor of value 56kΩ as a pullup to Vbus. This cable does not do this,” he wrote when describing an out-of-spec cable.

New System Makes It Cheaper to Process Mobile Images

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Researchers have developed a new technique that consumes much less battery and bandwidth while processing images taken through smartphone cameras.

The system sends a highly compressed image to a central server, and the server sends back an even smaller file, which contains simple instructions for modifying the original image.

As smartphones become people’s primary cameras, there is growing demand for built-in image-processing apps in smartphones.

But image processing quickly drain a cellphone’s battery. Some mobile applications try to solve this problem by sending image files to a central server, which processes the images and sends them back.

But large images could incur costs for increased data usage.

Researchers from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Stanford University and Adobe Systems have developed a system that can reduce the bandwidth consumed by server-based image processing by as much as 98.5 percent, and the power consumption by as much as 85 percent.

Study’s first author Michael Gharbi from MIT said the technique could become more useful as image-processing algorithms become more sophisticated.

To save bandwidth, the new system sends out a very low-quality JPEG image.

The server system introduces some high-frequency noise into the image, which effectively increases its resolution.

Then the system breaks the image into chunks of 64-by-64 pixels. For each pixel patch of the uploaded image, the server sends back just 25 numbers.

The phone then performs the modifications described by those 25 numbers on its local, high-resolution copy of the image.

To the naked eye, the results are virtually indistinguishable from direct manipulation of the high-resolution image.

The results were presented at the Siggraph Asia conference held at Kobe, Japan, earlier this month.

Lenovo’s Zuk Z2 Smartphone to Launch in 2016, Confirms CEO

Lenovo-owned Zuk, the company that launched the Zuk Z1 smartphone earlier this year, would be launching the handset’s successor Zuk Z2 next year, said the company CEO. However, no particular dates were given.

The announcement, which came from the company CEO’s Weibo page (via Gizmochina), also suggested that the Zuk Z1 users would be receiving a new ZUI version based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow, sometime in March next year. The version’s closed beta is expected to reach by the end of next month. Although the CEO has not yet confirmed, rumours suggest the Zuk Z2 to sport a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor. The chipset is set to launch on Tuesday.

Last month, Zuk Z1 smartphone reached international markets with Cyanogen OS 12.1, as promised in August. The smartphone in China was launched with the firm’s own ZUI skin running atop Android 5.1.1 Lollipop out-of-the-box. Rest of the hardware remains the same.

To recall, the Zuk Z1 features a 5.5-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) display and sports a physical home button on the front panel. Notably, the home button on the Z1 smartphone also embeds the fingerprint scanner. Much like recently launched flagship smartphones, Lenovo’s Zuk Z1 features the USB Type-C 3.0 port. Under the hood, the new smartphone packs a dated Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor clocked at 2.5GHZ coupled with 3GB of RAM and Adreno 330 GPU. The handset supports dual Nano-SIM cards and packs 64GB of inbuilt storage.

The smartphone sports a 13-megapixel rear camera with Sony sensor (IMX214) and optical image stabilisation (OIS), another feature that’s found in high-end smartphones. There is an 8-megapixel front-facing camera also on board. It packs a large 4100mAh battery and will be available in White and Grey colours. The Zuk Z1 smartphone measures 155.7×77.3×8.9mm and weighs 175 grams. The model launched in China supports both 4G LTE bands in India (FDD-LTE Band 3 1800MHz and TDD-LTE Band 40 2300MHz).

China’s QiKU Set to Launch Terra 808, Terra 810 Smartphones in India

QiKU, a joint venture between Chinese Internet company Qihoo 360 and handset maker Coolpad, announced on Friday that it plans to begin selling smartphones in India. The company says that it is planning to launch the QIKU Terra 808 and QiKU Terra 810 in the country.

Both the handsets offer top-of-the-line specifications. The company also touts security features of the devices such as a secure payments option that uses a dedicated VPN for payment apps.

The QiKU Terra 810 sports a 6-inch QHD (1440×2560) display and comes powered by a QualcommSnapdragon 810 processor paired with 4GB of RAM, and 64GB of inbuilt storage. On the camera front, there are two 13-megapixel Sony IMX278 sensors of aperture f/1.8 at the back, and an 8-megapixel sensor upfront. There’s a 3700mAh battery.

The QiKU Terra 808, moving along, is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 SoC and 3GB of RAM and 16GB of inbuilt storage. The handset also comes with two 13-megapixel Sony IMX278 shooters of aperture f/1.8 at the back, and an 8-megapixel upfront. The company told Gadgets 360 that it will reveal the full specifications and final price at the time of launch. The Terra lineup, which features high-end handsets, starts in China at an equivalent price of $314 (roughly Rs. 20,700). The company also maintains a Luna lineup, which consists of entry-level handsets. QiKU, at this point, hasn’t disclosed whether it wants to sell those handsets in India as well.

On the software side, both the handsets run Qihoo 360 operating system, which is based on Android 5.1 Lollipop and comes with additional security features. In addition to the secure payments feature, the handsets also let users remotely disable the lost phones even if it isn’t connected to the Internet or have a registered SIM card. Additionally, users can also hide confidential documents on the device using a unique personal code.

BlackBerry Priv Android Smartphone Officially Launched

BlackBerry Ltd launched its first Android-based device on Friday, with the future of the company’s hardware business riding on a slick smartphone called Priv that boasts an impressive array of features and a hefty price tag.

The company is betting the Priv’s large curved screen, full array of Android apps from the Google Play store and blend of productivity and security features will help it rebuild its share of the smartphone market, which has slid to under one percent.

With hacking and data theft issues becoming a bigger concern these days, BlackBerry expects keen interest in its pre-loaded DTEK feature that alerts users every time any app attempts to access data, or turn on the phone’s microphone or camera.

“You will be blown away by some of the apps you use and how much data they actually access of yours,” said BlackBerry’s head of devices, Ron Louks.

The smartphone’s “wow” factor, as Louks dubs it, is actually a throwback – a slide out physical keyboard. While the small number of such Android ‘slider’ phones that do exist have had little success in the market, most are dated and clunky, say analysts.

BlackBerry is hoping its sleek design and touch-sensitive keys that allows users to swipe, scroll and set up shortcuts will woo former loyalists back to using the Priv.

Initial reviews of the device were mixed, with many lauding its security offerings, long battery life, camera, dual-keyboard design and other features, but panning the Priv’s high price tag – $699 (roughly Rs. 46,100) without a contract in the United States and C$899 without a contract in Canada.

Still, if the BlackBerry Priv does well, analysts note the device could be a game changer for the Waterloo, Ontario-based company.

“If the Priv – with its premium price of about $700 (roughly Rs. 46,200) – is a hit, it could drive meaningful growth for the company. Moreover, the smartphone industry tends to be largely perception-driven, and a single hit flagship product can bolster a company’s brand image and create a halo effect around its entire product line,” said research firm Trefis, in a note on Thursday.

Blackberry is pivoting to focus more on software and device management services but has said it will stick with hardware if the segment is profitable.

BlackBerry shares rose 4.7 percent to $7.96 in early trading on Friday on the Nasdaq.