6.Pinterest is a social media app that allows users to pin pictures of things they like on a virtual board. They can collect and share these photos under various labels, including music, travel etc and also follow others via social networking logins.
7.Press is a simple RSS feed collection app that curates data from sources like Feedly, Feed Wrangler, Feedbin etc. This app does not have ads and boasts of features like vertical and horizontal swiping, background syncing, offline reading, image zooming and DashClock extension.
8.Expedia Hotels and Flights, the app version of the popular travel booking website, brings all the features that it is famous for on the mobile screen. It allows users to find and book hotels as well as flights, along with deals and discounts.
9.Social news aggregation app Flipboard boasts of a magazine-style layout that enables users to flip through news and articles on the mobile screen.
10.The mobile app of TED (Technology, Entertainment and Design) Conferences provides users access to videos and audio clips of talks given by prominent business gurus, educationists, artists, doctors etc.
Apps that offer functionality on a simple and easy-to-use interface are not only a pleasure to use but also soothe the eyes. Google has released its list of most beautiful apps on the Android marketplace The Beautiful Design Summer 2013 Collection has a few familiar faces, along with some new entrants, each with simple and elegant interfaces. Check out the 10 most beautiful Android apps:-
1.Developed by Lucas Rocha, Pattrn is a free wallpaper app with access to a huge repository of colourful patterns for each day of the week. Users can download and share these patterns, depending on colour and keyword.
2.Eye In The Sky is a weather app with features like four widgets, expandable notifications and DashClock extension. The app is ad-supported, though users can opt for the paid version in order to get rid of the advertisements.
3.Pocket is a content aggregation app by Read It Later, which allows users to save articles, videos, web pages etc to view them later. This free app syncs the content across laptops, tablets and phones.
4.Timer by Opoloo is a paid timer app that depicts the interface in Holo aesthetics. Users can save unlimited number of timers, with customized labels, and back them up with their Google accounts.
5.Grand St is an app that showcases well-designed hardware products that its team has picked out and tested, with one new device listed each day. The app describes the design, functionality, user experience and price of the products it lists.
Secure authentication scheme is one of the most important requirements of current times, considering the fact that more and more activities are being online, let it be shopping, data access from clouds, etc. No doubt there are several authentication schemes already available and being used worldwide, however these pre-existing password and authentication schemes have several vulnerabilities.
Summarily, textual passwords are guessable; drawback of applying biometrics is its intrusiveness upon a user’s personal characteristic, Smart Cards and Tokens can be stolen and duplicated as well for illegal use, weakness of Graphical Passwords is that the server needs to store the seeds of the portfolio images of each user in plain text. Also, the process of selecting a set of pictures from the picture database can be tedious and time consuming for the user.
3-d Passwords are very easy way of authentication. The passwords are based on the fact of Human memory. Generally simple passwords are set so as to quickly recall them. The human memory, in our scheme has to undergo the facts of Recognition, Recalling, Biometrics or Token based authentication. Once implemented and you log in to a secure site, the 3D password GUI opens up. This is an additional textual password which the user can simply put. Once he goes through the first authentication, a 3D virtual room will open on the screen.
Google’s project program for developing a line of hands-free, head-mounted intelligent devices that can be worn by users as “wearable computing” eyewear. The first product release from Project Glass, Google Glass, is expected to become available for purchase in 2013, and should retail for less than $1500.
Google Glasses will look like a pair of normal eyeglasses, but the lens of the glasses will be an interactive, smartphone-like display, with natural languagevoice command support as well as Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity. Google Glass will be powered by the Android mobile operating system and is expected to offer compatibility with both Android-powered mobile devices andApple iOS-powered devices.
5G (5th generation mobile networks or 5th generation wireless systems) is a term used in some research papers and projects to denote the next major phase of mobile telecommunications standards beyond the current 4G/IMT-Advanced standards. 5G does not describe any particular specification in any official document published by any telecommunication standardization body.
Although updated standards that define capabilities beyond those defined in the current 4G standards are under consideration, those new capabilities are still being grouped under the current 4G standards.
(5th Generation) The next major advancement in cellular service. Expected in the 2020 time frame, 5G increases data transmission speed and embraces more intelligent management and prioritization. For example, as wireless data increases exponentially, real-time content such as video calling must be given a higher priority than regular Web pages.
The definition of virtual Linux is as fluid as the Linux platform itself. For the desktop user, virtual Linux translates into being able to use Linux without changing their existing operating system. For those working with servers however, virtual Linux can mean something very different altogether.
In both instances, virtual Linux is fast becoming a term coined to explain the benefits of using a virtual operating system in place of dedicated hardware.
To the typical desktop user, virtual Linux is a Linux installation that’s not actually installed over their existing operating system. These types of Linux instances come in a number of shapes and sizes. Ranging from a LiveCD such as Knoppix down to installations running in what is called a virtual machine. What’s the difference?
Virtual Linux running from a LiveCD for instance, translates into the end user being able to connect to the Internet, try out open source applications and browse from their existing Windows installation. All of this is possible without affecting their current operating system whatsoever.
With a virtual machine or “virtualized” installation of Linux, you are basically installing a fully functional install of Linux into a digital container of sorts. This can prove to be helpful for users who want to develop applications for Linux, yet prefer to keep their primary OS as Windows. Why not simply dual-boot? Hassle factor for one thing, along with the ability to leap from program to program with a near seamless feel to it. There is something to be said for running a virtual Linux machine.
The future of virtual Linux will remain server based, with some progress being made in the realm of local virtualization l. And in the years to come, the overall vision of what we perceive as virtual Linux largely remain unchanged. Virtual linux is, after all, Linux extended further to meet the needs of the common user. It’s not a stand alone product.