• Friday, January 30, 2015

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Published Date: January 26, 2015
OPPO Find 7: Unknown Gem

OPPO Find 7: Unknown Gem

First impressions The OPPO Find 7 is a device that has the looks and on-paper specs to rival to the best in the market. How well does it run in real life? For starters it has an impressive high-resolution 5.5-inch "Quad HD"2,560 x 1,440-pixel display.   Flick it on and the intensely packed 538ppi screen pops...

Published Date: January 26, 2015
Tech Happening

Tech Happening

Global Brand Pvt. Ltd. ties up with Huntkey Global Brand Pvt. Ltd. (GBPL) one of the leading IT product distributors and ICT solution providers in Bangladesh, has recently entered into a collaboration with Huntkey Enterprise, a global leader in development, design, manufacturing and marketing of computer accessories such as power supplies, power systems, computer...

Apps On The Floor

Published Date: January 26, 2015
LUDO Friends

LUDO Friends

TapStar Interactive Software Limited, a social and mobile game development firm, has released the first ever Bangladeshi game that supports Bangla language, titled “LUDO Friends.”Targeting Facebook and Android as the game's initial platform, this Facebook based multiplayer game turn's classic “Ludo” board game into a wildly entertaining experience for all Bangladeshi Facebook users....

Published Date: January 26, 2015
Just In

Just In

Huawei Honor Holly Launched   Huawei Device Bangladesh, expanding its portfolio in Bangladesh, has launched Huawei Honor Holly in local market yesterday. The Honor Holly comes with the best configuration with an unbeatable price. The MRP for this handset has been set at Taka 12,750. For the first seven days, customer will receive a free Bluetooth Headset from six selected outlets. Initially this handset is only available in this six selected outlets. The Honor Holly runs Android 4.4 KitKat with the company's new Emotion UI on top. It features a 5-inch HD (720x1280 pixels) LCD display, offering a pixel density of 294ppi. It is powered by a 1.3GHz quad-core processor clubbed with...

Published Date: January 26, 2015
Tech Bits

Tech Bits

Bangladesh Computer Samity launches 'Make By Bangladesh' initiative Uber drops 'ridesharing' veneer in New Delhi, applies for taxi license Google reveals Mac security holes before Apple's fix is ready Apple lets China examine iOS code to assuage spying fears Microsoft rolls out new Windows 10 preview with Cortana and Continuum  

Tech Releases

Published Date: January 25, 2015
Bitdefender Internet Security Student Edition released in Bangladesh

Bitdefender of Romania recently launched a Student Edition for it's Flagship consumer security product - Bitdefender Internet Security in Bangladesh. The first-of-its-kind release for an Antivirus brand in this country aims for the student community and their buying power. The single user full version of the highly awarded and acclaimed Bitdefender Internet Security (latest version) will be available to students for Tk.365/- only. It means a student can now protect a PC or laptop at Tk.1/- per day only....

Published Date: January 22, 2015
Bangladesh gets Google Street View

Bangladesh gets Google Street View

The streets and sites of Capital Dhaka & Port City Chittagong are now open for anyone to roam virtually – thanks to Google Street View. Google Street View, a free map-based service from Google that provides panoramic views from streets and sites, is widely popular amongst the travels and tech enthusiast worldwide. A good portion...

  

Published Date: January 21, 2015
Trailer: 'Project CARS' revs up for March release

Trailer: 'Project CARS' revs up for March release

Set to roll out across PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One this March, "Project CARS" is the subject of a gorgeous new trailer that profiles some of the many vehicles and courses included as part of the package. Crossing multiple motorsport disciplines, the game encompasses historic Formula 1, touring cars, endurance racing and modern...

Tech Spotlight

Published Date: January 19, 2015
CES 2015

CES 2015

CES 2015 ended on the 9th and it was nothing short of an explosion. Several explosions, in this case. Today, we bring you the highlights of this 4-day long event. The good, the bad, the ugly and the insanely awesome ones. 1. LG Flex 2: LG introduced flexible phones a while ago with the LG...

Published Date: January 19, 2015
Dell eyes Bangladesh as a major device market

Dell eyes Bangladesh as a major device market

Dell has been a major IT player globally. With growing no. of server solutions, PCs and laptops- it's becoming a dominating local player as well. Shahzad Aslam Khan the General Manager of Dell SADMG sits with Shahriar Rahman from BYTES to talk about Dell's plan for the coming years. How was Dell's business in...

Tech Happening

Published Date: January 19, 2015
Govt. reveals 4 year long ICT roadmap incorporating Vision 2021

Govt. reveals 4 year long ICT roadmap incorporating Vision 2021

Govt. announces a  4 year long master plan keeping in mind the Vision 2021 set by PM. State minister Zunaid Ahmed Palak while addressing the press about the achievements of ICT Division in the last one year, divulged the roadmap towards a Digital Bangladesh. In the event titled “One more year in journey...

Tech Happening

Published Date: January 19, 2015
Samsung's smart discount offer for New Year

Samsung's smart discount offer for New Year

Samsung Mobile Bangladesh has offered a smart start for the New Year with sure shot discounts. Now customers will receive discounts on every purchase of Galaxy Core 2 and Galaxy S Duos 3 and will enjoy special price for the purchase of Galaxy Grand Prime. With the new offer, the Galaxy Core 2...

Kaspersky Security Update

Published Date: January 19, 2015
Security tips for gamers: how to keep your precious elf safe

Security tips for gamers: how to keep your precious elf safe

The rise of MMORPG and Internet gaming platforms definitely attracts lots of cybercriminals looking for new ways to monetize their malicious skills. Currently, Kaspersky Lab knows of more than 4.6 million pieces of gaming-focused malware. For the basic gaming security there are 3 pillars: 1. Beware of phishing campaigns and unfamiliar gamers. Double check...

Published Date: January 19, 2015
Tech Bits

Tech Bits

Facebook Messenger adds voice transcription for some. New York governor wants statewide 100Mbps internet by 2019 Polaris is now in the e-bike business after buying Brammo You can buy a giant mech suit on Amazon Japan for $1 million The big phone carriers might sell Google their mobile wallet  

Tech Releases

Published Date: January 17, 2015
Google Developers Group to celebrate Bangla Translation Month

Google Developers Group to celebrate Bangla Translation Month

With International Mother Language Day ahead, GDG Bangla, a new platform of Google Developers Group, is going to celebrate ‘Bangla Translation Month’ on February. Jabed Sultan Pias and Jabed Morshed, the community managers, have already started working to enrich the Bangla translation module of Google. Aiming to motivate volunteers throughout the country and to...

Tech Releases

Published Date: January 14, 2015
Govt. reveals 4 year long ICT roadmap incorporating Vision 2021

Govt. reveals 4 year long ICT roadmap incorporating Vision 2021

Govt. announces a  4 year long master plan keeping in mind the Vision 2021 set by PM. State minister Zunaid Ahmed Palak while addressing the press about the achievements of ICT Division in the last one year, divulged the roadmap towards a Digital Bangladesh. In the event titled “One more year in journey...

Tech Releases

Published Date: January 13, 2015
Samsung’s smart discount offer for New Year

Samsung’s smart discount offer for New Year

Samsung Mobile Bangladesh has offered a smart start for the New Year with sure shot discounts. Now customers will receive discounts on every purchase of Galaxy Core 2 and Galaxy S Duos 3 and will enjoy special price for the purchase of Galaxy Grand Prime. With the new offer, the Galaxy Core 2 is...

Published Date: January 12, 2015
7 Tech Trends To Catch On Twenty15

7 Tech Trends To Catch On Twenty15

The Internet Of Things The Internet of Things or IoT was probably the most hyped phrase in the last quarter of 2014. The term, first coined in 1999 by Kevin Ashton, depicts a truly connected world where all the electronic appliances stay connected through internet. We believe from the beginning of next year this trend will start to grow significantly, as consumers, businesses, and governments are recognizing the benefits of connecting inert devices to the internet.   Risk-based Security And Self-protection By now almost everyone has understood that absolute security is nothing but a farfetched dream. Though absolute security might not be feasible, but advanced risk/threat assessment and mitigation of threat will come...

Tech Happening

Published Date: January 12, 2015
Samsung Galaxy Core Prime launched in Bangladesh

Samsung Galaxy Core Prime launched in Bangladesh

Samsung mobile Bangladesh begins the New Year with the introduction of a new member to the Galaxy Core series with the new Galaxy CORE Prime. The new Galaxy Core Prime has a large 4.5” display with enhanced multimedia and crispy detailed visuals. It's 5 megapixel main camera and 2 megapixel front camera allows...

Published Date: January 12, 2015
Easy.com.bd & Visa card brings 5% Extra Offer

Easy.com.bd & Visa card brings 5% Extra Offer

Easy.com.bd in partnership with Visa, the global leader in payments, brings to Visa credit or debit cardholders an offer under which Visa cardholders will be rewarded with an additional 5% of credit for all transactions made on www.easy.com.bd from December 20 – March 19, 2015. Easy, Bangladesh's first online prepaid and postpaid airtime recharging/payment...

Published Date: January 12, 2015
Just In

Just In

Dell Inspiron 3148, 2-in 1 Laptop With the performance of a laptop and versatility of a tablet, Dell Inspiron 3148 2-in-1 device laptop adapts easily to your lifestyle. The laptop features 1.7 GHz 4th Generation Intel® Core-i3 processor, 11.6" touch screen, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD, built-in graphics, wireless LAN, Bluetooth, USB ports etc. Price: 55,000/- ASUS...

Kaspersky Security Update

Published Date: January 12, 2015
Seven tips on how to make your home Wi-Fi safer

Seven tips on how to make your home Wi-Fi safer

Step 1. Changing the admin password One of the most serious mistakes often made is using the default, out-of-box, admin password (consider the frequently used “admin:admin” and “1234”). If you have not already done so, we strongly recommend resetting the password to something more sophisticated. Step 2. Disabling remote management Usually producers enable only LAN-based router...

Published Date: January 12, 2015
Tech Bits

Tech Bits

Google Now code hints at spoken notifications and third-party services Brazil's enormous taxes chase Nintendo out of the country GM to release the $30,000 Chevy Bolt electric vehicle in 2017. Bing now recommends best-sellers for you to read 4K movies are coming to Blu-ray discs and hard drives  

Tech Releases

Published Date: January 5, 2015
Easy.com.bd & Visa card brings 5% Extra Offer

Easy.com.bd & Visa card brings 5% Extra Offer

Easy.com.bd in partnership with Visa, the global leader in payments, brings to Visa credit or debit cardholders an offer under which Visa cardholders will be rewarded with an additional 5% of credit for all transactions made on www.easy.com.bd from December 20 – March 19, 2015. Easy, Bangladesh’s first online prepaid and postpaid airtime recharging/payment...

Published Date: December 29, 2014
Best tech products of 2014

Best tech products of 2014

It's that time of the year again when everyone goes all emotional about achievements, failures and new resolutions. We, however, swoon over the best tech products that were unveiled all throughout 2014. 1. iPhone 6+: We get it- things bend. But as long as you don't sit on it, the iPhone 6+ is every bit an...

Tech Happening

Published Date: December 29, 2014
Free Wi-Fi service launched at Bangladesh Secretariat

Free Wi-Fi service launched at Bangladesh Secretariat

Bangladesh Secretariat, the administrative heart of Bangladesh, now gets Free Wi-Fi services. On the occasion of launching this service at the secretariat, Zunaid Ahmed Palak, State Minister of ICT Division said: “To modernize the two year old administrative works, we have introduced free Wi-Fi in the secretariat. Although the world has moved forward,...

Published Date: December 29, 2014
Just In

Just In

ASUS Transformer Book Flip TP300LA ASUS Transformer Book Flip is designed to work as a laptop, a tablet, or anything in between. It has a touchscreen that can be set at any angle from 0 to 360 degrees. It sports a 13.3 Full HD 16:9 LED touchscreen display, 1.90 GHz Intel Core i3 processor,...

KASPERSKY SECURITY UPDATE

Published Date: December 29, 2014
Dangerous greeting cards and other Christmas disasters

Dangerous greeting cards and other Christmas disasters

The rise of mobile commerce attracts hackers as well as users: it's really easy to pay with your smartphone, and certainly easy to hack it and steal your banking credentials. For this reason, we've compiled a list of most popular holiday phishing campaigns so that you can stay protected. Deceitful greeting cards You could receive...

Published Date: December 29, 2014
Tech Bits

Tech Bits

Sony Pictures is worried that North Korea hacked its computers TZOA is a wearable that tells you where to find clean air European Union tells search sites how to handle your 'right to be forgotten' Pizza Hut's eye-tracking menu knows what you want before you do OnePlus and Cyanogen on brink of breakup after India fight  

Tech Releases

Published Date: December 23, 2014
Free Wi-Fi service launched at Bangladesh Secretariat

Free Wi-Fi service launched at Bangladesh Secretariat

Bangladesh Secretariat, the administrative heart of Bangladesh, now gets Free Wi-Fi services. On the occasion of launching this service at the secretariat, Zunaid Ahmed Palak, State Minister of ICT Division said: “To modernize the two year old administrative works, we have introduced free Wi-Fi in the secretariat. Although the world has moved forward,...

Hands on Review

Published Date: December 22, 2014
Symphony Xplorer H50

Symphony Xplorer H50

Build: The metal body feels really good to hold in the hand. There is this groove that runs along the edges that sets it apart a little bit from the usual flat surfaces. It weighs around 150gm – thanks to the hunky metal. Display The Xplorer sports a 5-inch IPS HD display with GFF technology....

Published Date: December 22, 2014
Google sees Bangladesh as a partner in making the world a global village- James McClure, Country Manager – Google S & SE Asia

Google sees Bangladesh as a partner in making the world a global village- James McClure, Country Manager – Google S & SE Asia

“Google sees Bangladesh as a partner in making the world a global village” stated James McClure, Country Manager – Emerging Markets, S & SE Asia Google Singapore, on the occasion of unveiling Google Bus, which is a part of an educational outreach program. He also said that Google plans to do more activities...

Tech Happening

Published Date: December 22, 2014
What Intel predicts for 2015

What Intel predicts for 2015

Intel recently held an event titled 'INTEL PREDICTIONS EVENT 2015' in Dhaka. The Predictions Event recapped key moments from 2014 and a look ahead at predictions for the coming year. Zia Manzur, Country Business Manager for Intel in Bangladesh, presented a keynote speech highlighting that it has been another breakthrough year for Intel and...

Tech Highlights

Published Date: December 22, 2014
Researchers brainstorm about Software & Knowledge Management at SKIMA 2014

Researchers brainstorm about Software & Knowledge Management at SKIMA 2014

United International University last week (18-20 Dec'14) hosted the 8th International Conference on Software, Knowledge, Information Management & Applications (SKIMA) in its premises. Researchers & experts from various continents gathered in this conference, which focuses mostly on Software & Knowledge Management, to present their papers, share ideas, experience and insights. Prof AK Azad...

KASPERSKY SECURITY UPDATE

Published Date: December 22, 2014
Is North Korea in some way behind the attack on Sony?

Is North Korea in some way behind the attack on Sony?

The popular opinion is that North Korea is behind the attacks. There's been a healthy amount of skepticism towards that position though – and with good reason. Threatpost and scores of other news outlets are following the U.S. Government's claim and reporting that North Korea is in fact “centrally involved” in the attack. ...

Published Date: December 22, 2014
Tech Bits

Tech Bits

Bitcoin exec to spend two years behind bars for Silk Road transactions Judge says police can create fake Instagram accounts to see photos The US wants China's help blocking North Korean hackers Evernote now adds context to your memos on Android and Windows Chromebooks are getting always-on 'OK, Google' voice search  

Tech Releases

Published Date: December 21, 2014
Lamudi brings out a new website

Lamudi brings out a new website

Lamudi, an online real estate platform, has completely revamped its website to ease up the online house-hunting process for users globally. The new website introduces a responsive design, with the site adapting to match the user’s particular device and screen size. The platform’s appearance has been improved to display properties for sale and...

Tech Release

Published Date: December 18, 2014
EATL-Prothom Alo App Boot Camp 2015 starts this Saturday

EATL-Prothom Alo App Boot Camp 2015 starts this Saturday

EATL-Prothom Alo Apps Contest 2015 starting this December 20, 2014 will be bringing 2000 participants under one roof at Mirpur Indoor Stadium for a boot camp. In the event, the participants will get to learn about the growth and future of app industry, development of User Experience (UX) and User Interface (UI) and...

Tech Releases

Published Date: December 18, 2014
What Intel Predicts for 2015

What Intel Predicts for 2015

  Intel held the ‘INTEL PREDICTIONS EVENT 2015’ today, December 17, 2014, in Dhaka. The Predictions Event recapped key moments from 2014 and a look ahead at predictions for the coming year. Zia Manzur, Country Business Manager for Intel in Bangladesh, presented a keynote speech highlighting that it has been another breakthrough year for Intel...

Tech Releases

Published Date: December 18, 2014
800 freelancers trained to join online marketplace

800 freelancers trained to join online marketplace

Compared to men, women are doing significantly better in online marketspace. According to a research conducted recently, woman earns near about $2 more compared to man- said ICT State Minister Zunaid Ahmed Palak. He was addressing a crowd of freelancers, dignitaries and press as chief guest in an event titled ‘Women’s achievements in...

Tech Releases

Published Date: December 18, 2014
Mapple Mobile’s Prime-3 Smartphone now available in markets

Mapple Mobile’s Prime-3 Smartphone now available in markets

Local handset company Mapple Mobile introduced its new model smartphone in the market, Prime-3, at an affordable price. The most enticing featuures of the entry level phone are its great battery capacity and relevant sensors. The phone runs on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean operating system with 4 inches IPS (In-plane switching) display. It...

Published Date: December 15, 2014
National Hackathon winners announced!

National Hackathon winners announced!

After 36 hours of marathon programming the national hackathon came to an end, where developers worked to bring about technological solutions to the 10 national problems. This event, the biggest of its kind, started last week at the Dhaka Institution of Diploma Engineers Bangladesh (IDEB). Ten teams have won in the 10 categories...

Tech Happening

Published Date: December 15, 2014
Smartphone & Tab Expo ends with a bang

Smartphone & Tab Expo ends with a bang

To introduce users to modern smartphones and tablets and for them to try the products and make purchases, a three day 'Grameenphone Smartphone and Tab Fair 2014' was held at the Bangabandhu International Conference Centre, starting from the 12th of December. The fair continued till 14th December. This was the third exhibition of...

Tech Happening

Published Date: December 15, 2014
ACM-ICPC programming contest held

ACM-ICPC programming contest held

Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST) team 'SUST_DownToTheWire' was announced as Champion in ACM- ICPC, the most prestigious programming contest around the world. Team '3e8nm' from Taiwan became 2nd and another team SUST_ATTOPROTTOYEE became 3rd in the contest. 135 teams from 72 universities and different IT institutes participated in this online contest from...

Published Date: December 15, 2014
Just In

Just In

ASUS Announces New Fonepad 7 FE375CG Tablet PC ASUS recently announced the new ASUS Fonepad 7 FE375CG. This 7-inch tablet with dual-SIM, 3G phone functionality is powered by the latest 64-bit Intel® Atom™ Z3560 1.83GHz quad-core processor, and features a new design that is lighter and narrower than its predecessor. The Fonepad 7 also features dual front speakers for immersive multimedia, 1 GB RAM, 8 GB storage, 5-megapixel rear-facing and 2-megapixel front-facing cameras with PixelMaster technology for enhanced camera functions for high-quality images and video. The FE375CG is now available in black, white and gold color. Price: 17,500/-   Lumia 535 Dual SIM Launched in Bangladesh Microsoft this week announced the availability of the...

KASPERSKY SECURITY UPDATE

Published Date: December 15, 2014
Protect Your Android

Protect Your Android

The open and flexible nature of the Android mobile OS is what made it a leader in the mobile market, but it is also the basis for the notorious fragmentation issue that is often mentioned. While Android versions may differ, we have aggregated some general tips to ensure that your Android device is ultimately more secure. 1. Only download applications from the Google Play store. 2. Check the permissions that an application is seeking to use to make sure that they are appropriate for that app. 3. Use strong passwords! 4. Encrypt all of the data on...

Published Date: December 15, 2014
Tech Bits

Tech Bits

Hulu offers free streaming on Android over the holidays Google Now is almost ready to control your Nest thermostat Virgin Oceanic pauses its deep sea exploration plans Project Loon works with France's space agency to develop next-gen balloons FBI warns businesses about large-scale Iranian hacking threats  

Tech Flash

Published Date: December 10, 2014
Rise Up Labs introduces: ‘Highway Chase’

Rise Up Labs introduces: ‘Highway Chase’

Local smartphone game developer Rise Up Labs has come up with a brand new shooting game called ‘Highway Chase’. Rise Up Labs, famed for their previous best seller ‘Tap Tap ants’ which saw 15 million+ download, expects this to be a instant hit as well.  ‘This game is addictive and easy to play’...

Tech Releases

Published Date: December 10, 2014
ACM ICPC Dhaka round champion declared!

ACM ICPC Dhaka round champion declared!

Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST) team ‘SUST_DownToTheWire’ was announced as Champion in ACM- ICPC, the most prestigious programming contest around the world. Team ‘3e8nm’ from Taiwan became 2nd and another team SUST_ATTOPROTTOYEE became 3rd in the contest. 135 teams from 72 universities and different IT institutes participated in this online contest from...

Tech Releases

Published Date: December 9, 2014
Real estate hunting goes online in developing countries

Real estate hunting goes online in developing countries

Real estate industries across Asia are moving online, with a new report revealing that online property search is on the rise across the region. The findings are contained in a new report from global property website Lamudi into real estate in 16 emerging countries. The report, Real Estate in the Emerging Markets, covers...

Tech Releases

Published Date: December 3, 2014
Country's biggest hackathon to start from December 6th

Country's biggest hackathon to start from December 6th

  The National Mobile Hackathon, to be held from 6th-7th December, is supposed to be the biggest Hackathon Bangladesh ever saw.  Organized by the ICT Division, this coding fiesta will be held at Diploma Engineers Institute near Kakrail. The event will be actually addressing ten specific local problems such as corruption, water transport safety,...

Hands on Review

Published Date: December 1, 2014
Samsung Galaxy Note 4: Charming as always

Samsung Galaxy Note 4: Charming as always

Some people are saying Samsung is in a slump- with so many competitors out there it is falling behind in amusing the customers. I would like to answer those people in three words  a number: Samsung Galaxy Note 4. This fourth gen phablet is great to look at, thrilling to hold and exciting to shoot with. Starting with the dimensions: Samsung has managed to keep the dimensions almost same as before – as a result it's really comfy compared to 6-inch Lumia 1520 & iPhone 6 Plus. There is this metal frame running all around the body- certainly makes the phone a lot more classy. The backcover is made of...

APPS ON THE FLOOR

Published Date: December 1, 2014
Bornomala

Bornomala

Remember the days when you had to buy something called 'Adorsho Lipi' (Alphabet Introductory Booklet) for your young ones. That particular booklet would work fine if you wanted to raise your toddler in 2000, not in 2014. Now we have apps- apps that make your tot learn the very basics of language and...

Site Must See
First ever online platform to promote Positive Bangladesh

Published Date: December 1, 2014
ADDRESS BANGLADESH

ADDRESS BANGLADESH

For the first time in Bangladesh an online platform has started their operation to feature the development activities in Bangladesh known as Address Bangladesh (www.addressbangladesh.com). They are willing to work towards a positive Bangladesh, the learning's and the developing sectors of the country. ICT based organization DEN (Digital Equality Network) and DEN Web...

KASPERSKY SECURITY UPDATE

Published Date: December 1, 2014
The 3 Most Secure and Private Messaging Services

The 3 Most Secure and Private Messaging Services

In the age of Internet surveillance, private and secure messaging is a necessity. The Electronic Frontier Foundation recently published a thorough analysis measuring the security and privacy of a long list of mobile and Internet messaging services. We are mentioning here the top 3: 1. Chatsecure is a free and open source encrypted chat application for iPhone and Android. It is developed by the Guardian Project and meets each of the EFF's qualifications, but only when used in conjuncture with the Tor-powered Orbot privacy plugin. 2. CryptoCat is an open source encrypted messaging service available on the Chrome, Firefox, Safari and Opera browsers, as well as the Mac OS X operating...

Published Date: December 1, 2014
Tech Bits

Tech Bits

Sony Pictures is worried that North Korea hacked its computers TZOA is a wearable that tells you where to find clean air European Union tells search sites how to handle your 'right to be forgotten’ Pizza Hut's eye-tracking menu knows what you want before you do OnePlus and Cyanogen on brink of breakup after India fight  

Tech Flash

Published Date: November 28, 2014
Digital World 2015 Expo on the way

Digital World 2015 Expo on the way

ICT division recently announced the date for the ‘Digital World Expo’ in BCC Bhaban at Agargaon. The upcoming event will be held next February 09-12, 2015. For those of you who don’t know: Digital World is the largest digital expo of Bangladesh. ICT divisions will be arranging this event in cooperation of Bangladesh...

Tech Releases

Published Date: November 26, 2014
Microsoft Bangladesh attempts World’s largest selfie ever

Microsoft Bangladesh attempts World’s largest selfie ever

  Microsoft Mobile Device & Services (MMDS) Bangladesh mesmerized the world with their attempt to create the World’s Largest Selfie. The World’s Largest Selfie has been captured with at least 1,151 selfie lovers in one gigantic selfie in front of the Bashundhara City Shopping Mall at 3pm on 22ndNovember. The world record attempt was to...

Tech Releases

Published Date: November 26, 2014
Flora brings six new Prestigio 3G tabs & smartphones

Flora brings six new Prestigio 3G tabs & smartphones

Flora limited has launched six new 3G gadgets of Prestigio brand in Bangladesh with 12 months installment payment offer using BRAC Bank, Standard Chartered Bank, City Bank and Mutual trust Bank credit cards. These are the new Prestigio Tablet PC Multipads which include PMP5785 and PMP5101C. 3G and Dual-Sim supported Prestigio Smartphones which...

Tech Releases

Published Date: November 25, 2014
Lamudi launches iOS app

Lamudi launches iOS app

International property portal Lamudi has rolled out its iOS app for property seekers in a further 11 countries, making the popular mobile application available across the company’s global network. The iOS app has been progressively rolled out in countries across Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Latin America since it was launched in June....

Tech Happening

Published Date: November 25, 2014
Priyo.com gets Silicon Valley based firm's funding

Priyo.com gets Silicon Valley based firm's funding

Fenox Venture Capital Inc,  a Silicon Valley-based global venture capital firm, started to invest in Priyo Ltd. (Priyo.com) –a internet portal in Bangladesh. Priyo.com started its journey back in 2011 with a very small team and has been able to garner good traction in internet traffic among the Bangladeshi communities around the world....

Published Date: November 24, 2014
MAKE-A-THON

MAKE-A-THON

                       

Kaspersky Security Update

Published Date: November 24, 2014
5 steps to boost your iPhone's battery life

5 steps to boost your iPhone's battery life

The reason why the iPhone's battery drains so quickly is very simple: by default, iOS is tuned to give you the best performance — graphics, speed, usability and the contextual abilities of the apps. Frankly, app developers were obviously not supposed to think about the battery at all. But you care and so...

Just In

Published Date: November 24, 2014
Lenovo Thinkpad E440 Laptop launched

Lenovo Thinkpad E440 Laptop launched

Enjoy the benefits of having a reliable laptop that you can take with you wherever you go with the Lenovo Thinkpad E440 laptop. Its compact, flat 14-inch HD LED display and lightweight design makes it easy to bring whether at your work place or business meetings. Save tons of important files with its...

Just In

Published Date: November 24, 2014
ASUS X555LN Laptop in the market

ASUS X555LN Laptop in the market

Designed for everyday multitasking and entertainment for smart and practical users, the ASUS X555LN notebook redefines your expectations of all-rounder notebook. It features an 2.00 GHz Intel® Core™ i7 processor and 2 GB video memory of NVIDIA GeForece GT840M  graphics, gives you everything you need for a truly satisfying multitask computing and multimedia...

Published Date: November 24, 2014
Tech Bits

Tech Bits

1. SpaceX's reusable rockets get help from 'X-wing' fins and drone ships 3D Robotics' new drone can follow you around, carry a mirrorless camera Samsung asks the US government to block NVIDIA's chips Google Maps offers more info about destinations and alternate routes FCC Chairman says fear of lawsuits is holding up Net Neutrality  

Tech Releases

Published Date: November 19, 2014
Makers, dreamers and innovators throng to ‘Make-A-Thon’

Makers, dreamers and innovators throng to ‘Make-A-Thon’

Make-A-Thon, countries first hardware hackathon, took off yesterday. The event started at around 10:30am and was attended by over 80 participants that include teams and individual attendees. Dr. Siddik-E-Rabbani, the head of bio-medical physics and technology at Dhaka University, took the stage next and demonstrated some of the innovative medical equipments he has...

Tech Talk

Published Date: November 17, 2014
‘DOT NGO': A new top level domain for the non profiteers

‘DOT NGO': A new top level domain for the non profiteers

For those who don't understand: a top level domain is one of the domains at the highest level in the hierarchical Domain Name System of the Internet. Still not getting it? Simply put: anything you see after the last DOT of any web address is Top level domain or TLD.   Worldwide there is...

Published Date: November 17, 2014
Android Modding 101

Android Modding 101

Most people think that modding Android is as complicated as sending a man on Mars, but I assure you it's not. The 1st few parts are tricky yes, but once that's out of the way, it's so simple even a 5 year old could do it. To understand modding, we are ready covered...

KASPERSKY SECURITY UPDATE

Published Date: November 17, 2014
3 Security features in Apple OS X Yosemite

3 Security features in Apple OS X Yosemite

Apple OS X Yosemite (10.10) has arrived, and it's time to look at what it's going to offer us from a security point of view. Apple has actually set up a special page dedicated to security for OS X with a lengthy amount of text – there's a lot of it, but it's...

Tech Happening

Published Date: November 17, 2014
Microsoft boot camp held on “Azure” and “Office 365” in Dhaka

A day long boot camp held in Dhaka about two solutions: “Microsoft Azure” and “Office 365”. Cloud-based “Microsoft Azure” solution user can get a virtual data center support without the physical set-up. For certain period of time and demand user can add and remove extra RAM, Processor, Storage for their particular need in online. Its uptime support is 99.9%. The boot camp was organized by Computer Source. This program was held in a conference center at Dhanmondi on last...

Published Date: November 17, 2014
TECH BITS

TECH BITS

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Tech Releases

Published Date: November 17, 2014
Banglalink bagged WITSA Mobile Excellence Award 2014

Banglalink bagged WITSA Mobile Excellence Award 2014

Banglalink has recently been awarded with Mobile Excellence in World Information Technology and Services Alliance (WITSA) 2014 Global ICT Excellence Awards. Shihab Ahmad, Chief Commercial Officer of Banglalink received the award from Zunaid Ahmed Palak, State Minister for Information & Communication Technology (ICT) and the Chief Guest at the press conference event for...

Tech Update

Published Date: November 15, 2014
Brace yourselves, GEEKs - Make-A-Thon is here!

Brace yourselves, GEEKs - Make-A-Thon is here!

  The first ever Hardware Hackathon- 'Make-a-thon' will be starting from the 18th of November. This three daylong event is expected to attract tech enthusiasts, developers, makers, designers, crafters, educators, tinkerers, hobbyists, engineers, science clubs, authors, artists, students, and commercial exhibitors.  Aimed to give developers, designers and makers a chance to work on next gen...

Tech Releases

Published Date: November 14, 2014
Samsung launches third generation DVM S air conditioner

Samsung launches third generation DVM S air conditioner

    Samsung Electronics Bangladesh has launched their third generation air conditioner Samsung DVM S in Bangladesh. Samsung DVM S is a smart System Air Conditioner which with its wide range of capacities & advanced technology gives perfect cooling & heating solution for any type of space from high-rise buildings to small commercial places. It...

Tech Update

Published Date: November 11, 2014
Google Bus to hit the streets of Dhaka

Google Bus to hit the streets of Dhaka

Google Bus- an educational outreach  program will be launched in Dhaka on 12th November. This initiative aims to educate half a million college and university students from around Bangladesh about the power of using Google tools as a resource to support learning, and collaboration in everyday life. State Minister, Ministry of Information & Communications...

Tech Releases

Published Date: November 11, 2014
e-Commerce Association Bangladesh (eCAB) meets the press

e-Commerce Association Bangladesh (eCAB) meets the press

Press conference of e-Commerce Association of Bangladesh (e-CAB) took place recently at the V I P Lounge of National Press Club. Established to ensure the growth of the e-Commerce sector in Bangladesh, e- CAB held this press conference to address some of the most pressing matters with the members of Advisory Council, Executive...

DIY

Published Date: November 10, 2014
Android Modding 101

Android Modding 101

Ever wonder why Android is so popular? If you ask this question to 10 people and 9 of them will answer that it's because of the cost, or magnitude of choice or the abundance of apps. The remaining 1 person will probably answer with the fact that the prospect of modifying android is so vast, it's hard to pass up. Well, sure those 9 didn't exactly answer wrong, but to me, that last answer was the sole reason I ended up with Android. Due to the very nature of Android being open-source means that the developer community is constantly coming up with goodies that can enhance and even lengthen the...

Published Date: November 10, 2014
Bangladeshi Women at the Grace Hopper Celebration 2014

Bangladeshi Women at the Grace Hopper Celebration 2014

“Congratulations!” Who does not like an email starting with that word, especially when it's from the scholarship board of the Grace Hopper Celebration (GHC)? Yes, this year I was part of the fortunate 26% of the scholarship applicants who were honored with a scholarship grant. This came as a big surprise to me since...

Tech Happening

Published Date: November 10, 2014
ISPAB protests the sudden removal of last mile overhead internet cables

ISPAB protests the sudden removal of last mile overhead internet cables

Internet Service Providers Association of Bangladesh (ISPAB) yesterday arranged a press conference urging the governmentto stop removing the 'Last Mile Overhead (LMO)' cables. Mr. Imdadul Haque, the General Secretary of ISPAB, in his speech, mentioned that these LMOs are the cables connecting the Local Distribution Point (LDP, also known as POP) with the...

KASPERSKY SECURITY UPDATE

Published Date: November 10, 2014
WireLurker Apple malware targets Mac OS X then iOS

WireLurker Apple malware targets Mac OS X then iOS

A new family of malware emerged yesterday called WireLurker, and it's capable of infecting devices running both Apple's mobile iOS platform as well as its desktop Mac OS X operating system. Palo Alto Networks, the security company that uncovered the threat, believes that WireLurker could usher in a new era of increased Apple...

Published Date: November 10, 2014
Tech Bits

Tech Bits

DARPA goes beyond killer robots with prosthetics and Ebola research Xbox One update arrives with customization and Twitter tie-ins Cyborg cockroaches can help find survivors through their voices Facebook makes it easier to hide your annoying friends' posts Taylor Swift wants no part of the music streaming 'experiment’  

Tech Releases

Published Date: November 6, 2014
Samsung Galaxy Note 4 now available in local market

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 now available in local market

Samsung Electronics Ltd. has launched their latest monster flagship – the Galaxy Note 4. This outstanding new device has been made available in the local market from 31st October. The Galaxy Note 4 has given extraordinary finesse to its S Pen, improving the digital handwriting experience through enhanced pressure sensitivity, and enriching users’ writing...

Tech Releases

Published Date: November 6, 2014
Online marketplace Kaymu celebrates 1st anniversary

Online marketplace Kaymu celebrates 1st anniversary

As the country’s leading online marketplace, Kaymu celebrates its first anniversary at Spectra Convention Centre in the capital. Kaymu is the largest and safest online marketplace for the emerging market. It connects buyers and sellers and allows them to take advantage of the best deals on an extensive range of products including electronics,...

Tech Releases

Published Date: November 6, 2014
Engineering Firm 'The Escape Bangladesh' wins prestigious award

Engineering Firm 'The Escape Bangladesh' wins prestigious award

The Escape Bangladesh was awarded the World Quality Commitment Award-2014 in the gold category for outstanding contribution in Technology, Leadership and Business Innovation from the international business organization Business Initiative Directions (BID). The award ceremony was held at the International Quality Convention in France’s capital Paris recently. Escape Bangladesh Ltd Chairman and Chittagong...

Tech Release

Published Date: November 6, 2014
Leica Geosystems held seminar on Leica Technology Updates

Leica Geosystems held seminar on Leica Technology Updates

Swiss company Leica Geosystems held their first seminar in Bangladesh to showcase their world’s best high end technology to government and private enterprises. The seminar named ‘Leica Technology Update’ was aimed primarily at the land survey community of Bangladesh and was recently organized by Leica Geosystem’s local partner Celestial Tech at the Surma...

Hands on Review

Published Date: November 3, 2014
Symphony GoFox F15: A long way to go

Symphony GoFox F15: A long way to go

Display The 3.5 inch TFT HVG display is no retina display but it will render all details fluidly enough. Small lettering while browsing the net appears slightly jagged but very readable. The brightness works well even in bright sunlight.  Processor The single core 1GHz processor doesn't stutter from the regular usage. By regular we mean updating the BYTES Facebook page regularly, attacking all the statuses on social media and listening to music. Then there's calls. Camera The snapper on the back is a 3.2 MP basic camera that struggles to take pictures in low light. The front facing camera is 0.3 MP unit which isn't particularly recommended for flattering selfies. Shape The shape is a...

Tech Happening

Published Date: November 3, 2014
Dell Introduces PowerEdge 13th generation server portfolio

Dell Introduces PowerEdge 13th generation server portfolio

Dell recently unveiled its most advanced and easy-to-manage portfolio of PowerEdge servers, designed to help customers worldwide address and optimize the evolving spectrum of application and workload requirements. The new Dell PowerEdge portfolio– which begins with five form-factors across blade, rack and tower servers– provides customers with choice in how they address industry...

Tech Happening

Published Date: November 3, 2014
Bangladesh re-elected as an ITU executive member

Bangladesh re-elected as an ITU executive member

Bangladesh finally got elected in the ITU Council for the term of 2015-2018.  To enlighten the nation about this tremendous achievement, ICT Division recently arranged a press conference in Bangladesh Secretariat. Bangladesh was able to secure 115 votes in the election. Due to the resulting no. of votes, Bangladesh obtained 7th position among...

Kaspersky Security Update

Published Date: November 3, 2014
Why it is better to purchase an antivirus directly from the Authorised Reseller

Why it is better to purchase an antivirus directly from the Authorised Reseller

1. Non-existent/blocked/invalid license code Anyone can produce a combination of letters and numbers that look like a software code, as well as post an offer for a blocked, invalid or out-of-date code. A buyer is essentially unable to check the validity of the code prior to the purchase. This is something that fraudsters have...

Sites Must See

Published Date: November 3, 2014
Tutu-the rabbit- a new gaming portal in town!

Tutu-the rabbit- a new gaming portal in town!

Currently there are nearly 174 Crore 70 Lac gamers worldwide, amongst which mobile device based gamers are near about 120 Crore. With a view to tap in to that market, MCC started an initiative recently. They are bringing out Bangladesh's first HTML 5 based online gaming portal: 'TUTU –the rabbit'. By accessing the...

Published Date: November 3, 2014
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Lenovo Flex 2, Multi-touchscreen DUAL-MODE Laptop The new dual-mode Lenovo Flex 2, the 14.1-inch laptop creatively flip 300° for stand mode, a convenient way to make presentations and provide a more comfortable touch experience. Opening the screen lid reveals clean lines and a keyboard design with backlighting. The notebook is available with 1366 x...

Published Date: November 3, 2014
Tech Bits

Tech Bits

The iBox Nano 3D printer is almost as cheap as it is tiny Google bringing services to easily share files between Android and iOS Gmail for Android is ready to handle all your email accounts Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo crashes after launch Hungary's internet tax axed after public protests  

Tech Releases

Published Date: October 31, 2014
Aamra Open House 2014 held

Aamra Open House 2014 held

   Aamra Open House 2014 was held on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at Lakeshore Hotel, Dhaka. Open House is the annual networking event hosted by Aamra Companies dedicated for its customers, partners, vendors and stakeholders. The multi-faceted event, in its fourth edition, is an opportunity to meet and network with valued customers, partners, vendors and stakeholders in...

Tech Releases

Published Date: October 28, 2014
Bangladesh re-elected as an ITU executive member

Bangladesh re-elected as an ITU executive member

  After hours of campaigning in Busan, Bangladesh finally got elected in the ITU Council for the term of 2015-2018. Bangladesh was able to secure 115 votes in the election. Due to the resulting no. of votes, Bangladesh obtained 7th position among the 13 vacant positions. The State Minister for ICT Division of MoPT...

Infograph

Published Date: October 27, 2014
Brighter tomorrow: The timeline of lighting technology

Brighter tomorrow: The timeline of lighting technology

Light started with some cavemen hitting each other with rocks and possibly the resulting spark set their hair on fire. Since then, light has helped us build TVs, conquer our fears of the dark and most importantly look for objects from beneath heavy furniture. We chart the evolution of lighting technology and realize,...

Kaspersky Security Update

Published Date: October 26, 2014
Android 5.0 data better protected with new crypto system

Android 5.0 data better protected with new crypto system

There's been a lot of hoopla in recent weeks over claims from Google that user content, stored in the latest iterations of the Android operating system, is encrypted in such a way that Google does not have the capacity to decrypt the locally stored information. According to Nikolay Elenkov of Android Explorations, Android users have had the option to deploy full disk encryption (FDE) since Android 3.0, also known as Honeycomb. Android's FDE offering then remained largely unchanged until Google fortified it in Android 4.4. They will strengthen that cryptographic system yet again in Android L, but more importantly, they are also turning FDE on by default for the first...

Tech Happening

Published Date: October 26, 2014
Firefox App Challenge begins

Firefox App Challenge begins

On 22nd October 'Firefox App Challenge' competition was inaugurated at a press release at the Bissho Shahitto Kendro. For the first time such a competition of application developers will be organized by Grameenphone, Mozilla and MCC Ltd. Present at the occasion was Grameenphone's External Communications Deputy Director Mr. Talat Kamal and MCC's Deputy...

Published Date: October 26, 2014
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  Logitech brings Bluetooth adaptor for music Logitech Bluetooth adapter can play music via Bluetooth from any Smartphone or Tablet or Bluetooth enabled PC within 50 feet range. This Bluetooth adapter turns the traditional Speakers and Home Theatres into a Bluetooth speaker by simply connecting their plug into the adapter. Just pressing the Bluetooth sign of the adapter it connects with the devices automatically.  Price: Tk. 3,000/- with 12 Months replacement facility.     ADATA Launches UV130 USB Flash Drive ADATA® Technology, a leading manufacturer of high-performance DRAM modules and NAND Flash application products, today launches the UV130 USB Flash Drive. Therefore, the capless UV130 features a race car spoiler-inspired design with a big strap hole for...

Published Date: October 26, 2014
Tech Bits

Tech Bits

Italy hopes free public WiFi will help revive its economy Drug stores drop Apple Pay and Google Wallet to push their own payment tech Amazon has made its Appstore for Android obsolete Sundar Pichai takes control of Google's crucial products Joseph Gordon-Levitt is shooting a 4K film with Samsung's NX1