10 Google services you can live without
Takeaway: As Google expands its reach, many users are looking for alternatives to its services. Can you live without Gmail? How about YouTube? Check your needs against this list.
Over the last few years, there has been a fair amount of backlash against Google for a variety of things, most notably its use of personal data with advertising. A lot of people say they want to stop using Google’s services, but they don’t think they really can. Google is, after all, quite pervasive and makes itself easy to count on. Here are 10 Google services you can leave — some with more effort than others — and three you may not be able to abandon even if you want to.
So much so, some are comparing this ban on bulk SMSes by the government to curbing their right to freedom of expression
No sooner did the news of the ban on bulk SMSes and MMSes for 15 days across the country (starting August 18) spread, than the nation, including, of course, the world of social media, was abuzz ridiculing this new decree by the government. To check the spread of rumours, which has led to exodus of NorthEastern people from certain states, the government announced this ban. ‘No one will be able to send more than 5 SMSes in one go and more than 20 KB of data through mobile phones during the ban period’, read the move by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India ( TRAI), done in order to curb the spread of rumours meant to scare and create panic among the NE people in certain states. As a result, all those who must have tried sending more than five SMSes, received something which reads: ‘Due to Govt. directives, More than 5 SMS per day are blocked. Please retry tomorrow. Anticipate your co-operation’.
Galaxy S3 Dandelion live wallpaper is inspired by original Samsung Galaxy S3 wallpaper. This is not the official S3 wallpaper so is ad supported. This is live wallpaper version with flying seeds and also one with “Water Droplet” effect. Enable this effect in the settings screen.
To use this wallpaper: Home -> Menu -> Wallpapers -> Live Wallpapers
Samsung India has started taking pre-orders for the Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet on its e-store. However, the tablet which has been launched in US, UK and South Korea, is yet to be launched in the country.
Buyers are required to pay Rs 2,000 in order to book the tablet, which is available under its code name, Galaxy Note N8000, on the Samsung India e-store. The South Korean manufacturer is offering a free book cover worth Rs 3,249 with every booking of the Galaxy Note 10.1.
- iMobile Android App (ICICI Bank App) : This is the official ICICI Bank mobile banking application for android. ICICI Bank iMobile is a secure, down loadable rich client based mobile banking application that enables you to conduct banking transactions on your mobile phone across all operators in India. This free android application is last updated on May 28, 2012 by the developer. The latest version of this android app is 1.7 and requires ANDROID version 1.6 and up to be installed on your android device. This android app will require approx 2.3 M of free space and has 100,000 – 500,000 downloads since launch.
Google has made it really difficult for anyone to choose and install the best android apps as there are over 6,00,000 android apps available in Google play store for your android tablets and mobiles.
It’s not possible to evaluate each and every paid and free android application. We are trying to make it simple for you by listing the best android apps available for download for Free. These apps are categorized for your convenience and you can read the detailed review about the apps before downloading.
Spice has launched the Stellar Craze, a budget Android smartphone in the Indian market for Rs. 6,599.
Called the Spice Stellar Craze Mi-355, the device was announced back in June, and runs on Android 2.3 Gingerbread upgradable to Android 4.0 ICS. It bears a 3.5-inch display with a resolution of 480×320 pixels and runs on a Qualcomm Snapdragon S1 processor clocked at 800MHz, coupled with 512MB of RAM. The device comes with 140MB built-in storage, expandable up to 32GB via a microSD card. The device also has a rear-facing 5MP camera and a front-facing 0.3MP camera. A 1420 mAh battery powers the device.