• Thursday, September 18, 2014

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Maple Glory M4 hits the market!

Maple Glory M4 hits the market!

Poor battery life is always an issue for most smartphones. To remedy that, local phone brand Maple Mobile introduced a smartphone with a 3050mAh battery. The handset which will come equipped with this battery is the Glory M4. The device will arrive in the smartphone market by this month. To ensure that the...

Tech Release

Published Date: September 16, 2014
Mozilla brings Firefox OS-powered smartphones in Bangladesh

Mozilla brings Firefox OS-powered smartphones in Bangladesh

Mozilla, a pioneer in Web platforms, introduces the Firefox operating system for smartphones in Bangladesh, in cooperation with Grameenphone and device partner Symphony. Customers of Bondhu, Grameenphone’s youth offer, will be able to enjoy range of benefits on Firefox OS, including 20MB of free Internet per day. Through the launch of Firefox OS, named...

Published Date: September 15, 2014
Finally Apple brings iPhone 6, 6+ and ‘Apple Watch’

Finally Apple brings iPhone 6, 6+ and ‘Apple Watch’

If you've been around the internet or at least been keeping track of on goings for the past week then you probably know about Apple's announcement of two new iPhones and a smartwatch. The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6+ are brothers, their noticeable difference being in their screen sizes which are 4.7'' and 5.5'' respectively. Coming with the new A8 and M8 processors and Retina HD Displays with impressive resolutions, the new iPhones will surely open up possibilities for great apps with stunning visuals not to mention a faster and smoother experience with iOS 8. Design-wise we've got thinner bodies, curved edges and changes in button allocations. The iSight...

Kaspersky Security Update

Published Date: September 15, 2014
Protect what you value most- your unique data

Protect what you value most- your unique data

The first thing you need to do is make sure you are performing regular back-ups of the data you care about. If you have a Mac, Apple's Time Machine function along with a dedicated external hard-drive will perform these backups for you. Windows, of course, has an automatic backup feature as well. In fact,...

Tech Release

Published Date: September 11, 2014
Shohoz.com- e-ticketing just got easy!

Shohoz.com- e-ticketing just got easy!

  Travel and transport is the lifeline of every economy; Bangladesh witnesses more than 5 lakh inter-city commuters availing buses daily, and this number is growing.  In this scenario one can only imagine the complexity in making travel arrangements and booking tickets for onward/ return journeys. People waste precious money and time in travelling...

Tech Release

Published Date: September 11, 2014
Spectacular flashmob at Rabindra Sarobar by Bikroy.com

Spectacular flashmob at Rabindra Sarobar by Bikroy.com

  Last week, Bikroy.com organized a spectacular flashmob at Dhanmondi Lake Venue to celebrate that they are the Largest Marketplace in Bangladesh. The quiet afternoon at Rabindra Sarobar turned into a celebration as people nearby experienced the sudden spurt of joy and energy at the lakeside venue. The flashmob have been posted on YouTube...

Tech Release

Published Date: September 11, 2014
ASUS WEEK in IDB Bhaban: Two days left!

ASUS WEEK in IDB Bhaban: Two days left!

  ASUS Bangladesh launched  a 6-day long promotional campaign named 'ASUS Week' from 8th September at BCS Computer City, IDB Bhaban premises. All the latest technology based ASUS notebook and tablet PC are being displayed there. The campaign consists of product introduction, market branding, puzzle game play, Facebook game play and gift for the...

Published Date: September 8, 2014
Portable Bangladesh

Portable Bangladesh

In his maiden trip to Bangladesh, Managing Director of Lenovo South Asia Region  Amar Babu sits with Shahriar Rahman from The Daily Star to discuss Lenovo's plans and visions for Bangladesh DS: Tell us of Lenovo's greatest hits of the first half of 2014? Last quarter was a fantastic one for us. So was the...

Published Date: September 8, 2014
DirectX 12 : Microsoft's key to salvation

DirectX 12 : Microsoft's key to salvation

Among all other things, taking the negative publicity of Windows 8 into account, Microsoft's status in PC gaming isn't that commendable. DirectX12 might change that. Now let's not get our hopes up, because I said “might”. Might means a 60 percent surety at most, we can do with an 80 if not 100. All...

Tech Happening

Published Date: September 8, 2014
GBG Bangladesh bags three awards in Google Community Summit

GBG Bangladesh bags three awards in Google Community Summit

The Google Community Summit, Asia 2014 took place at the Blue Water Resort at Colombo, Sri Lanka from the 29th of August to 30th of August 2014. More than 160 GBG (Google Business Group) and GDG (Google Developer Group) Community Managers from South East Asia, China and India joined 22 Google employees at...

Published Date: September 8, 2014
Just In

Just In

Five new Fujitsu Lifebook launched in Bangladesh Five new models of Japanese Fujitsu Lifebook have been launched in the Bangladesh market recently. These fourth gen Lifebooks are: UH 574 (touch Screen), UH 554, E-734, AH544, E 734, AH544 and S904. The S904 model comes with a battery backup of 19 hours. The prices of...

Kaspersky Security Update

Published Date: September 8, 2014
7 tips to stay secured in iCloud

7 tips to stay secured in iCloud

The last week was marked by an internet-wide newsbreak: anonymous hackers somehow obtained explicit photos of various Hollywood celebrities, including many A-listers, like Jennifer Lawrence, and publicized this material on the Internet. Such leaks are not new; however, this one was on a massive scale. To avoid such private data leaks via computers,...

Published Date: September 8, 2014
Tech Bits

Tech Bits

Android-powered smart hard hat comes with augmented reality features Boeing's drone-killing laser takes down targets with an Xbox controller Samsung unveiled Galaxy Note Edge and Galaxy Note 4 Buy 'Destiny' on PS3 or Xbox 360 and upgrade to new-gen for free Fossil teams up with Intel to produce its line of wearables  

Published Date: September 6, 2014
An inside look at how Motorola makes mobile devices

An inside look at how Motorola makes mobile devices

Motorola Mobility held a belated housewarming party on Thursday, throwing open the doors to its inner sanctum of mobile-device development, reports cnet.com. The headquarters, based in downtown Chicago's historic Merchandise Mart building, is very much a statement of the new Motorola. The company was previously based in Schaumburg, Ill., a suburb of Chicago, but...

Hands On Review

Published Date: September 1, 2014
G'Five President G10 Promises

G'Five President G10 Promises

A president makes promises to the people. Hope-filled promises, promises of making your career run smoother and entertaining you to possibly even making breakfast and tying up your shoelaces. So when a phone is called President, we couldn't help but draw a similar analogy. The G'Five President G10 is a recent entry into our...

Published Date: September 1, 2014
Smartphone Budget Shooout 10k-20k taka

Smartphone Budget Shooout 10k-20k taka

Okapia Fusion Though new in the market, the Okapia Fusion has perfectly riveted its position as a midrange smartphone. The 4.7 inch HD IPS display and a perfect body are second best features of the phone. So which is the best feature you ask? Well it's the weight. The phone is extremely light, easy to perform one-handed operations while on the move.  The snapdragon powered 1.2GHz processor and the Adreno 305 GPU gives the necessary kick to run all the typical games and apps you need to run your day. It also houses a 1GB RAM, 8GB ROM and a 1750 mAh battery. The better than average camera will keep...

Published Date: September 1, 2014
Tech Happening

Tech Happening

Round table discussion held to enhance the IT scenario of Bangladesh Recently the Daily Ittefaq and startup Dhaka hosted a round table discussion together to create a Silicon Valley environment in Bangladesh. Ms. Tarin Hossain, executive director in charge of www.clickittefaq.com moderated the discussion. Mr. Junaid Ahmed Palak, State Minister for ICT Division, Mr....

Published Date: September 1, 2014
IT based manufacturing process to lead the pharmaceutical industry

IT based manufacturing process to lead the pharmaceutical industry

Technology & Business Solutions (TBS), a pharmaceutical automation company, recently unveiled a research white paper titling: 'Enhancing Quality and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) by Leveraging Technology and Software'. The paper detailed the benefits of automated system i.e. reducing cost of business, improve manufacturing quality, reduce time to product release, introduce new products, comply...

Published Date: September 1, 2014
Just In

Just In

MSI to launch AMD Kabini powered motherboards MSI, renowned motherboards manufacturer, debuts its first AMD® AM1 Socketed Kabini Mini-ITX motherboard, the MSI AM1I. The MSI AM1I is fully upgradable and gives the user flexibility when looking for an ultra-low power dual or quad core solution. With MSI AM1I's rich feature set and support for the powerful power efficient Kabini APU, packed with high performance DirectX 11.2-support, it is the ideal motherboard to use in a compact desktop, HTPC or other multimedia solutions. Michael Liang, Section Manager & Victor Yeh, Account Manager of MSI recently assured that these motherboards are going to be game changers and to be available in the...

KASPERSKY SECURITY UPDATE

Published Date: September 1, 2014
Top 10 countries where online resources are seeded with malware

Top 10 countries where online resources are seeded with malware

The following stats are based on the physical location of the online resources that were used in attacks and blocked by antivirus components (web pages containing redirects to exploits, sites containing exploits and other malware, botnet command centers, etc.). Any unique host might become a source of one or more web attacks. In Q2...

Published Date: September 1, 2014
Tech Bits

Tech Bits

Illegal phones worth 1.5 Crore held from popular cellphone store 'Gadget & Gear' BRTC buses in Dhaka to Cox's Bazar route to get WiFi service 15Th International TexTech fair to start next week Twitter makes it easier to decide who you'll follow first HTC One E8 launched in USA  

Tech Spotlight

Published Date: August 28, 2014
Inside Goodwill's game-filled tech thrift shop

Inside Goodwill's game-filled tech thrift shop

Thrift stores: better known for dusty shirts, potential Halloween costumes and used Jenga sets. Well, Goodwill wants to change that a bit with its recent launch of The Grid, a dedicated electronics and video game specialty shop located in North Carolina. The outfit tells IGN that not only will it sell video game...

Published Date: August 25, 2014
TOP 5 SSDs in Bangladeshi Market

TOP 5 SSDs in Bangladeshi Market

SSDs are the new kids in the block, waiting to gain popularity (at least in the context of Bangladesh). And being a more efficient BUT pricier option than traditional hard disks (HDDs), SSDs turn out to be on the wish list of many enthusiasts. So, this week, BYTES brings you the top 5 SSDs...

Tech Happening

Published Date: August 25, 2014
Digital marketers' get-together @DIGI CAFÉ 1.0

Digital marketers' get-together @DIGI CAFÉ 1.0

Magnito Digital, a digital marketing agency, organized Digi Café 1.0, an exclusive digital marketing event, in partnership with GBG Dhaka and StartupDhaka.org. The event featured Adrian Lim and Jason Voon from VLT Malaysia, one of the top award winning independent digital agency of Asia and Bickey Russell, Head of Agency Development at Google,...

Tech Spot Light

Published Date: August 25, 2014
MSP Summit and Imagine Cup 2015 World Finals in snaps!

MSP Summit and Imagine Cup 2015 World Finals in snaps!

Bangladeshi Microsoft Student Partner Rahat Yasir (in bottom right corner) participated in this year's Microsoft Student Partners Summit in Seattle, Washington, USA from 29th July to 2nd August. According to Rahat, that week was absolutely amazing and inspiring, and packed with great presentations, incredible views into the workings of Microsoft, and mind-blowing innovations...

  

Kaspersky Security Update

Published Date: August 25, 2014
Vulnerable applications used by fraudsters

Vulnerable applications used by fraudsters

The rating of vulnerable applications stated here is based on information about the exploits blocked by Kaspersky obtained in the Q2 of 2014. These exploits were used by hackers in both Internet attacks and when compromising local applications, including those installed on mobile devices. Of all registered attempts to use vulnerabilities, 53% involved vulnerabilities in browsers. Almost every exploit pack includes an exploit for Internet Explorer. Java exploits are in second place. Next come Adobe Reader exploits. These vulnerabilities are also exploited in drive-by attacks via the Internet and PDF exploits are part of many exploit packs. The distribution of exploits used by fraudsters, by type of application attacked, Q2 2014  ...

Published Date: August 25, 2014
Just In

Just In

Student friendly HP laptops in Bangladesh A new laptop for students was launched recently by HP in Bangladesh. HP R006tu is a 4th Gen laptop which is specially designed for the students. It has core i3 1.7 GHz data processing speed so that it can also use for business, job, home works. It comes with 14 inch widescreen display, 500GB hard disk drive, 4GB DDR3 RAM and this notebook is much slimmer and attractive than the other similar ranges notebook. This HP 14-R008TU laptop will give more than four hours battery backup for regular work. Price: Tk. 36,750/- plus one carrier and 1 year warranty.         Apple authorized iPhone after sales service starts...

Published Date: August 25, 2014
Tech Bits

Tech Bits

Lenovo launches flagship store in Dhaka Country has 48 Lacs 3G users in the country according to BTRC Madhur Canteen of DU to get free Wi-Fi Banglalion and Huawei sign network update and expansion deal Education Ministry adds ICT book for 9th graders  

Hands On Review

Published Date: August 18, 2014
Okapia Fusion: Forerunner of the newest player

Okapia Fusion: Forerunner of the newest player

Okapia. When I looked up in a dictionary, all I could find was 'an African mammal, closely related to and resembling the giraffe, but smaller and with a much shorter neck.' So why did I look it up? It's because I have a handset in my hand which has the very same name inscribed in its back. Okapia is actually a Bangladesh based new conglomerate that intends to heat up the smartphone market. And no matter whatever the reason is for the naming, we are mostly interested in what the device bearing the name has to offer. So without further ado, let's move on to the review. What we have...

Apps on the Floor

Published Date: August 18, 2014
An app to celebrate the life & work of the father of the nation

An app to celebrate the life & work of the father of the nation

Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman is considered as the founding father of independent Bangladesh. To commemorate this legend, Ministry of Post, Telecommunication and IT has taken steps to develop an app which is to be launched in this month. This app is going to cover the personal and political life of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. In the app, the main menu consists of the following tabs: biography, speeches, interviews, letters, photo-gallery and Bangabandhu Museum. In the biography there are two sub menus:  Short biography and incomplete autobiography. The speech segment contains the most important speeches of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. These can be seen directly from the cellphone. Photo gallery is of...

Kaspersky Security Update

Published Date: August 18, 2014
5 Myths of Antivirus

5 Myths of Antivirus

1. Myth: Viruses are only for Windows Reality: Windows systems were, for a long time, the dominant systems in the marketplace. But as Apple has gained traction both in private and public sectors, attackers have stepped up their attacks on those products as well. That means whether you have a Windows- or iOS-based based...

Tech Happening

Published Date: August 18, 2014
BASIS to carry the expense of award winning freelancer

BASIS to carry the expense of award winning freelancer

Jahidul Islam, a severely ill BASIS Outsourcing Award winner, was assured that his medical treatment expense will be by carried BASIS. Last Thursday on a press briefing President of BASIS executive committee Mr. Shameem Ahsan informed the media that Jahid who has been suffering from Scoliosis for quite a time now will be...

Published Date: August 18, 2014
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Just In

MSI Nightblade Z97 hits the market MSI, leading manufacturer of gaming hardware, completes its popular Nightblade mini-ITX Gaming barebone series with the MSI Nightblade Z97. As the name suggest, the Nightblade Z97 implements the latest MSI Z97I GAMING motherboard. This means that the Nightblade Z97 comes with Audio Boost 2, providing the latest technology...

Published Date: August 18, 2014
Tech Bits

Tech Bits

Mobile Monday Dhaka Chapter discusses about the mobile gaming industry of Bangladesh   Cars may soon know when you're on the phone behind the wheel Hackers target grocery chains for customers' credit card info Google funds $300 million to build undersea cable to connect US to Asia Okhanei.com gets a new logo  

Tech Spotlight

Published Date: August 11, 2014
ASUS Transformer Book V

ASUS Transformer Book V

ASUS have always been the "ultra-light, thin and powerful" freaks. That might put the ideas they come up with in a rather small box but every now and then they do take a peek outside. At this year's Computex they surprised all tech enthusiasts by going beyond that. Transformer Book V is ASUS's...

Tech Happening

Published Date: August 11, 2014
Huawei nearly doubling its shipment of Smartphones from last year

Huawei nearly doubling its shipment of Smartphones from last year

The worldwide smartphone market grew 23.1% year over year in the second quarter of 2014 (2Q14), establishing a new single quarter record of 295.3 million shipments, according to preliminary data from the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker. Following a very strong first quarter, the market grew 2.6% sequentially, fueled...

Published Date: August 11, 2014
Lokkhi.io- A local service to keep you connected!

Lokkhi.io- A local service to keep you connected!

Quick question: What is the best piece of software for video calls? Skype? Viber? Or is it Team Viewer? More or less, all are correct. Now: what if I add "for Bangladesh" at the end of the question? Then probably all your choices will remain same- except you should add another option to...

Kaspersky Security Update

Published Date: August 11, 2014
Countries where users face the highest risk of local infection

Countries where users face the highest risk of local infection

Country                % unique users* 1Vietnam                 58.42% 2Mongolia                55.02% 3Algeria                   52.05% 4Yemen                   51.65% 5Bangladesh            51.12% These statistics are based on the detection verdicts returned by the antivirus module, received from users of Kaspersky Lab products who have consented...

Published Date: August 11, 2014
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Lenovo G405 new multimedia laptop Lenovo G405 is an essential laptop powered by 1.5 GHz AMD Quad-Core processor. It has a 14-inch display with a resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels. The laptop has 4 GB RAM. For storage, it has 1 TB hard disk. Thanks to its stereo speakers with Dolby® Advanced Audio™...

Published Date: August 11, 2014
TECH BITS

TECH BITS

  Banglalink sees a 10% positive growth Bangla Optical Character Recognition to be launched next week Xiaomi issues fix amid privacy scare over its cloud messaging service First satellite with high-resolution public imaging launches on August 13th Windows Phone has nearly twice as many apps as it did a year ago   Research shows stacking solar cells leads to more efficient energy collection, lower bills    

Published Date: August 4, 2014
Top Five Gaming Laptops in Bangladesh

Top Five Gaming Laptops in Bangladesh

  MSI GT70 2PE Dominator Pro The Good: * Solid gaming performance * 7.5 Times faster than traditional drives meaning flawless flow of bytes every time and everywhere The Bad:   * Outrageously expensive * The internal fan gets a bit noisy when running in full performance Price: Tk. 2,23,990/-         Alienware 14 The Good:  Legend has it, this laptop is the true father of...

Tech Happening

Published Date: August 4, 2014
Microsoft announces 2014 Worldwide Imagine Cup winners

Microsoft announces 2014 Worldwide Imagine Cup winners

Microsoft Corp. on Friday announced the winners of the Microsoft Imagine Cup, the company's premier competition for student technologists, developers and aspiring entrepreneurs from across the globe and a cornerstone of the Microsoft YouthSpark initiative. Over the past 12 years the Imagine Cup has empowered more than 1.7 million students worldwide to do...

Tech Happening

Published Date: August 4, 2014
Mojahidul Islam returning as a judge for the CTIA Emerging Technology (E-Tech) Awards 2014

Mojahidul Islam returning as a judge for the CTIA Emerging Technology (E-Tech) Awards 2014

The Wireless Association has named Md Mojahidul Islam, a young IT journalist & IT editor of the Daily Ittefaq returning as a judge for the CTIA Emerging Technology (E-Tech) Awards 2014. He successfully Judged last year for the same E-Tech Awards. CTIA invited Mojahidul Islam for judging 'Network Infrastructure – In-Building Wireless: Small Cell, Wi-Fi, LAN' catagory. Now in its Ninth year, the E-Tech Awards program honors the most innovative products in 17 categories in the areas of enterprise, infrastructure, mobile apps and mobile consumer electronics. Created in 2006, the CTIA Emerging Technology (E-Tech) Awards program has celebrated and promoted some of the most innovative wireless products and services in...

Published Date: August 4, 2014
Mobile banking Trojans

Mobile banking Trojans

At the start of the year, Kaspersky Lab had logged 1,321 unique executables for mobile banking Trojans, and by the end of the first quarter, that number jumped to 2,503. As a result, over the first three months this year, the number of banking Trojans nearly doubled. As before, the threats are most active...

Published Date: August 4, 2014
Just In

Just In

  ASUS RT-N66U dual-band wireless gigabit router The amazing ASUS RT-N66U dual-band N900 wireless gigabit router is now available in Bangladesh. The RT-N66W increases Wi-Fi speed for both 5 GHz and 2.4 GHz transmission by 50% up to 900Mbps that makes it ideal for bandwidth demanding tasks such as 3D HD video streaming, multiplayer gaming,...

Published Date: August 4, 2014
Tech Bits

Tech Bits

Government employees need to open Facebook account from now on Internet.org brings free internet in Zambia NASA successfully tests microwave thruster, paving the way for speedier space travel Google is reportedly separating its photo service from its social network Apple officially brings Beats into the fold  

Hands On Review
Samsung Galaxy K ZOOM

Published Date: July 28, 2014
Zoom in with style

Zoom in with style

Photos account for 54 percent of all posts on Facebook. And on Twitter majority of all images posted are those of lunches never to be eaten but only to be admired. Which explains why the mostly average cameraphones are so popular.  You get to carry them with you to snap the instant selfies....

Tech Happening

Published Date: July 28, 2014
BASIS Executive Council congratulated by Grameenphone

BASIS Executive Council congratulated by Grameenphone

Grameenphone (GP) recently congratulated the newly elected the EC of BASIS in a formal gathering at The Westin. Grameenphone CEO Vivek Sood presented a floral felicitation to BASIS President Shameem Ahsan and the Executive Council members. BASIS President Mr. Shahmeem Ahsan, Senior Vice President Russell T Ahmed, Vice President M Rashidul Hasan, Secretary...

Published Date: July 28, 2014
Top Five Smartwatches in Bangladesh right now!

Top Five Smartwatches in Bangladesh right now!

Samsung Gear 2 Neo Samsung's Gear 2 Neo comes with a more attractive price, lots of apps, offline music playback, and heart-rate monitoring. Sadly it does not play nice with other OEMs- works only with Samsung phones and tablets. In short, it offers the best balance of features and value. Price: Tk. 25,000/-     Pebble Steel* It's probably the most stylish smartwatch out there (since Moto 360 hasn't been launched yet). It comes packed with a long-lasting battery (by smartwatch standards, at least), a bold stainless steel exterior and an ever growing ecosystem. No wonder it was a...

Published Date: July 28, 2014
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Symphony launches full HD smartphone Symphony has recently launched Xplorer Z IV. It runs on Android 4.4.2 KitKat operating system.  This handset is not only powerfully speedy and well designed but also only 7.25 mm slim. Xplorer Z IV comes with 5.5 inch IPS full HD display & 1.7 GHz Octa Core processor. To capture the moments perfectly this smartphone comes with a 13 MP rear camera and a 5 MP front camera with some amazing features like flash light, live photo mode, auto focus and so on. This handset has 2 GB RAM and 16 GB ROM. Xplorer Z IV supports OTG and dual micro SIM. Price: Tk. 22,990/-                 ASUS K4551LA,...

Published Date: July 28, 2014
Why do cybercriminals need your smartphone?

Why do cybercriminals need your smartphone?

 

Published Date: July 21, 2014
Top ten websites you need for EID Preparation!

Top ten websites you need for EID Preparation!

Eid is clearly one of the most auspicious and joyous occasion in Bangladesh. During Eid- people shop, get in touch with their loved ones, go for trips or simply stay home and enjoy the holidays with family and friends. So here we picked ten websites that might help you enjoy Eid even more:     Bangladeshbrands.com * Many...

Published Date: July 21, 2014
Online infection worldwide

Online infection worldwide

 

Published Date: July 21, 2014
Tech Happening

Tech Happening

Okhanei.com launches with grand Eid offers To bring ease and peace in mind to the consumers, a new online e-commerce venture okhanei.com started its operation. To attract more customers after the launch, Okhanei.com has brought few interesting Eid offers. The inventor of this e-commerce site includes 250+ local and numerous foreign imported products. Any...

Published Date: July 21, 2014
Just In

Just In

Brother MFC-J3520 Color Multi-functional Inkjet Printer An affordable and versatile printer for the home and small office, the Brother MFC-J3520 InkBenefit is able to print, copy, scan and fax in both A3 and A4 formats. It also prints a comparable 27 color pages per minute. Each ink cartridge is good for 2,400 black and...

Hands On Review

Published Date: July 14, 2014
Walton Primo RX2

Walton Primo RX2

When it comes to the Smartphone industry of Bangladesh, Walton has made a significant dent even for industry giants like Samsung and HTC. Sensing the rising demand for Smartphone Walton decided to offer them with a price tag that the vast majority of the country can afford. Within, a very short span of...

Published Date: July 14, 2014
The Day of the DRONES!

The Day of the DRONES!

ESAB, one of the largest engineering student's organizations of Bangladesh, recently held the first ever National Hover Exhibition. Aiming to showcase the talent of the young engineers, ESAB was able to bring hundreds of hover-lovers together in this event. Here are some of the exciting moments of the exhibition!    

Published Date: July 14, 2014
Tech Flash

Tech Flash

Bangladesh Computer Samity (BCS) last week held Iftar and Doa Mahfil.  Hon'ble Minister of Ministry of Posts, Telecommunications and Information Technology, Mr.  Abdul Latif Siddique was present as the chief guest there. Mr. Baker Zhou, CEO of Huawei Technologies Bangladesh Ltd receiving the award on behalf of Huawei as the highest VAT payer of...

Published Date: July 14, 2014
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ASUS MAXIMUS VII RANGER Motherboard As the newest board in ASUS' ever-expanding ROG lineup, the Maximus VI Ranger is built to redefine value in the ROG series. Its integrated Graphics Processor supports Intel® InTru™ 3D, Clear Video HD Technology. The motherboard supports Intel 5th, New 4th or 4th Gen i7, i5, i3, Pentium, Celeron Processors in the LGA1150 package, having Z87 Express chipset, six native USB 3.0 ports, six native SATA 6G ports, M. 2 slot, full support for PCI-E 3.0 including 16 PCI-E lanes. Price: Tk. 19,500/- Lenovo Flex 14 DUAL-MODE Ultrabook The new dual-mode Lenovo Flex 14, the 14.1-inch laptop creatively flip 300° for stand mode, a convenient way to make...

Published Date: July 14, 2014
Tech Bits

Tech Bits

BTCL connects directly with Google server now App for National ID card coming soon Dropbox makes syncing your large files faster Google Maps on iOS now plots search results, your appointments BBM Messenger Is Finally On Windows Phone In Open Beta  

Published Date: July 7, 2014
Kaspersky's the limit

Kaspersky's the limit

How big of an honour is it when one of the largest anti-virus software developers in the world decides to launch their latest anti-virus software in your country? Well, depends on how visible the country is on the global map. Kaspersky chose Bangladesh as the first country to launch the 2015 edition of...

Sites Must See

Published Date: July 7, 2014
Shopping gets easy with Bajaree.com

Shopping gets easy with Bajaree.com

Shopping of groceries and daily essentials in Dhaka is really a gruesome chore. The long hours of traffic, wandering in the mud and puddles, haggling over price etc are just not worth your time, right? That is why Bajaree.com is here. Launched this Ramadan, Bajaree.com- a Singapore backed Bangladeshi venture, can be dubbed as...

Published Date: July 7, 2014
Tech Flash

Tech Flash

Access 2 Information (A2I), a department under the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) has recently launched a website that’s going to be the home of all government issued forms. www.forms.gov.bd –in its beta stage; is a well designed and well arranged website. All the files/forms can be found here is an arranged manner according...

Published Date: July 7, 2014
Team360 wins BASIS EC election

Team360 wins BASIS EC election

Bangladesh Association of Software and Information Services (BASIS) recently held an election for the Executive Council for the 2014-2016 terms. The election was held at the BASIS auditorium on the 5th floor of the BDBL building. Voting started from 10am till 5pm and the results were soon revealed after the time for voting...

Published Date: July 7, 2014
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ASUS J1800I-C Built-in Intel Celeron Processor Motherboard   Asus has launched a new motherboard that comes equipped with Intel's latest Bay Trail processor. The new Asus J1800I-C is a mini ITX motherboard with a passively-cooled (soldered on) Intel Celeron J1800I prcoessor. This revolutionary 22nm ultra low voltage SoC (System On a Chip) combines superb processing...

Published Date: July 7, 2014
Tech Bits

Tech Bits

Banglalink partners with Opera Mini NASA gives the go-ahead to a rocket designed for deep space exploration Scientists create most efficient artificial photosynthesis yet The dream lives on: Football star Neymar, on a online post-injury video Xiaomi sells 50,000 MiPad tablets in under four minutes  

Hands-on Review

Published Date: June 30, 2014
Powerplay Samsung NotePro 12.2

Powerplay Samsung NotePro 12.2

Bigger is generally perceived to be more interesting. It's better. It's more 'more'. And more is always better. Or is it? Firstly, calling it a tablet is now a bit of a stretch. The stretch includes 12.2 inches of viewing real estate. That huge, huge screen is on par with most entry level laptops...

Published Date: June 30, 2014
Apps On The Floor

Apps On The Floor

As you know, during the holy month of Ramadan, one has to do many things that don't usually need to be done. But no need to fear, Ramadan app is here! MCC Ltd, a high-flying app developer has launched a app that includes a full calendar for the month of Ramadan, with the facility to set alarms for Sehri and Iftar. There is an in-built compass to help find the Kebla direction. The rules and prayers for Tarabi namaz are included, as is an e-Tasbih for use. The app stores some great recitations: one can listen to the melodic voice of the famous Kuwaiti Qari Sheikh Mishary Bin Rashid Alafasy...

Tech Happening

Published Date: June 30, 2014
Intel celebrates Mobility Roadshow

Intel celebrates Mobility Roadshow

Intel Bangladesh, this week, celebrated the Intel Mobility Roadshow. The event showcased the best of Intel's mobile solutions across the full range of form factors and features, powered by Intel® Atom™ processor and Intel® Core™ processor. The participants also had the opportunity of hands-on mobility experiences to help them understand how Intel is...

Published Date: June 30, 2014
HUAWEI-BUET teams up to hunt talents

HUAWEI-BUET teams up to hunt talents

Huawei Technologies (Bangladesh) Ltd. has recently conducted an ICT Talent hunt program in the EEE and CSE Department of BUET for this year, a process they have been conducting over the last few years. The company has previously recruited a handful number of employee through ICT talent hunt program. Participants go through a...

Tech Flash

Published Date: June 30, 2014
Android L Facts!

Android L Facts!

* New visual look that is far cleaner and less cluttered than ever * Thanks to Project Volta, battery life just got even better * Lock screen looks much neater and more impressive and very 3D * Multitasking got whole lot easier with the cards format * Lastly but most importantly, Android L is a much faster yet slicker beast!

Published Date: June 30, 2014
Tech Bits

Tech Bits

Bangladesh now home to 4 Crore active cellphone users   Facebook experiment proves that social networks can alter your mood XOLO brings the lightess smartphone ever: Q900S   Google Chrome gets one-click video chats, no download required ASUS working on to bring the cheapest Android wear yet Adobe finally brings Photoshop to Windows Phone  

Published Date: June 30, 2014
Bytes presents Goal-Line Technology

Bytes presents Goal-Line Technology

 

Published Date: June 23, 2014
Bangladesh is the next tech hub

Bangladesh is the next tech hub

The star of Digital World 2014 was Morten Lund, co-founder of Skype and Coders Trust. Packed with sessions back to back, this serial investor shared with The Daily Star his visions involving Bangladesh.   DS: What's your venture involving Bangladesh? Currently we are setting up an office of Coders Trust. Coders Trust is an initiative by...

Published Date: June 23, 2014
Tech Happenings

Tech Happenings

Intel Next Unit of Computing, an ultra-small form factor PC Intel continues to evolve its ultra-small form factor Intel® NUC PC kit.  NUC which stands for “Next Unit of Computing” is a PC in a surprisingly small package that can serve as Home Theater PCs, Media Servers or “Personal Cloud” storage. This new NUC...

Hands-on Review

Published Date: June 23, 2014
Logitech K400 wireless keyboard

Logitech K400 wireless keyboard

Wireless keyboards and mice have forever been tagged with the bad reputation of being needlessly expensive while being marginally useful, not to mention flimsy build quality and below average designs. So when it came to buying a wireless keyboard and mouse, it was the necessity of it sealing the deal. Logitech has quite a...

Published Date: June 23, 2014
Just In

Just In

ASUS K551LA Extra-slim Notebook Subtle artistry guided ASUS K551LA development, resulting in a full range of notebooks that offer all-round premium elegance. The K551LA showcases an incredible sleek design, its excellence extending to thoughtful features such as gently rounded surfaces. Stylish and durable design is combined with 1.60 GHz 4th Generation Intel Core i5...

Published Date: June 23, 2014
Tech Bits

Tech Bits

GP hikes SIM card price Facebook goes down for for a brief period of time ICT State Minister Zunaid Ahmed Palak has his own app now This Firefox OS media stick to work like  Chromecast Iran throws tech bloggers in prison for working with 'enemy media’ National Information Portal to be launched today    

Published Date: June 16, 2014
Payza: The Solution to the Local E-Commerce Scene?

Payza: The Solution to the Local E-Commerce Scene?

Payza is one of the leading global online payment platforms which specialize in e-commerce processing, corporate disbursements and remittances. Payza has been operating in Bangladesh for over two years, in the duration of which they have introduced two services- the first, introduced in March 2012 allowed Payza users to send money from abroad...

Tech Spotlight

Published Date: June 16, 2014
A desi ERP in town BizRP

A desi ERP in town BizRP

Those of you who are working in MNCs and FMCGs know exactly how invaluable Enterprise Resource Planning or ERPs are to the daily operation of the company. For those of you who don't know what ERP is let me quote from Wikipedia: “Enterprise resource planning (ERP) is a business management software—usually a suite...

Published Date: June 16, 2014
Bytes’ E3 Pick New 9

Bytes’ E3 Pick New 9

1. Assassin's Creed Unity 2. Mortal Kombat X   3. The Witcher 3:  The Wild Hunt   4. FiFa 15   5. Batman: Arkham Knight   6. The Crew 7. The Division   8. Lara Croft And  The Temple Of Osiris   9. Rainbow 6: Seige  

  

Published Date: June 16, 2014
Tech Bits

Tech Bits

Rangpur hosts National App Development Boot camp. Computer Source provides machine readable passport service at Abu Dhabi Canadian Supreme Court rules internet anonymity is key to privacy LinkedIn to face lawsuit for sending repeat invitations to your contacts Iraq blocks Twitter, Google, YouTube and Facebook in effort to stifle insurgency  

Published Date: June 16, 2014
Just In

Just In

ASUS unveils B85-Pro gaming motherboard ASUS has unveiled its new B85-Pro Gamer motherboard which is the first member of its new gamer line of motherboards aimed for entry-level and mid-range motherboards strictly designed for Gamers. It features an 8-phase VRM part, four DDR3 DIMM slots, single PCI-Express 3.0 x 16 slots and one PCI-Express...

Published Date: June 16, 2014
TECH HAPPENING

TECH HAPPENING

  Okhanei.com to start its operation To buy and sell products a new site has started its journey. It’s called Okhanei.com. From this site a buyer can very easily buy his products online. Besides that a seller can put ads on the site to sell their products. Anyone can buy and sell almost anything from...

Digital World 2014

Published Date: June 9, 2014
Bangladesh’s Ultimate IT Expo

Bangladesh’s Ultimate IT Expo

It has been a tremendous achievement that we were able to pull off an expo this grand. We displayed 44 government services in 95 stalls to the people. Most of the visitors where amazed to see that hundreds of essential services can be availed online. This expo hence served as the perfect platform...

  

Published Date: June 9, 2014
Just In

Just In

Brother DCP-J100: Benefit of 3-in 1 The latest offering from Brother comprises DCP-J100 3-in-1 inkjet Multi-Function Centers. The stylish and compact DCP-J100 combines Print, Scan and Copy capabilities in just one easy-to-use machine, allowing you to Do More. Impressive print speeds of 27 mono and 10 colour pages per minute enable you to save...

Published Date: June 9, 2014
Tech Bits

Tech Bits

SIM tax to go down 5% in the new budget Motorolla to bring a 64 GB version of Moto X Handsets taxation to go up by 15%   Apple reportedly snaps up social maps app Spotsetter Laptops to get maglev keyboards that reduce their thickness CIA now on Twitter  

Hands On Review

Published Date: June 2, 2014
Symphony Xplore Z III: The swiveling octacore flagship!

Symphony Xplore Z III: The swiveling octacore flagship!

When it comes to the Smartphone industry of Bangladesh, Symphony is a brand that needs no introduction. I am sure you come across at least five people a day, who is using a Symphony phone. Sensing the rising demand for affordable phones Symphony decided to add Xplorer ZIII to enrich its arsenal. As...

Published Date: June 2, 2014
WWDC: Top three things to expect!

WWDC: Top three things to expect!

For Apple fans, WWDC is probably the single most important tech event in their calendar. Every year Apple arranges this conference in California or San Francisco to showcase its upcoming patches and upgrades, OS and hardware. Unlike the years before where Apple used to handpick the attendees for the conference; this year, for...

Published Date: June 2, 2014
Just In

Just In

ASUS 9 Series gaming motherboards These motherboards built around the Intel® 9 Series chipset that features the LGA 1150 socket and supports Intel® 4th, New 4th, and 5th-generation Core™ processors (codenamed Haswell, Haswell Refresh, Haswell Refresh K-series/ Devil's Canyon). These new motherboard offerings from ASUS-branded, Republic of Gamers (ROG), The Ultimate Force (TUF) and...

Published Date: June 2, 2014
Tech Happening

Tech Happening

BASIS urges to implement dot Bangla top level domain (TLD) Bangladesh Association of Software & Information Services (BASIS) met with Asia Pacific Network Information Centre (APNIC) and Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) at BASIS Conference Room. BASIS President Shameem Ahsan presided over the meeting and it was decided that BASIS will...

Published Date: June 2, 2014
Tech Bits

Tech Bits

Shikhok.com to introduce monthly Google Hangout meets SpaceX shows off capsule for ferrying astronauts to space station Robot-assisted surgery starts in Bangladesh BASIS urges Finance Minister to Withdraw VAT on Internet & e-Commerce?   Registration for Digital World 2014 ongoing  

Hands On Review
Play through rain and shine

Published Date: May 26, 2014
Galaxy S5 reviewed

Galaxy S5 reviewed

Smartphones aren't the fragile creatures they used to be. They still break if you throw it at an annoying colleague but robustness is on the up and up. The most noticeable change with the S5 is the way it looks. While the design isn't a massive upgrade, the new rubberized textured back plate...

Published Date: May 26, 2014
5 interesting facts about Microsoft Surface Pro 3

5 interesting facts about Microsoft Surface Pro 3

1. Double Layered screen This nifty innovation came after years of experiment that Microsoft was conducting in their labs. What it does is that it minimizes the parallax effect to almost zero. How did Microsoft do that? Simple: Just two layers of glass in the LCD!   2. The new charger doubles as a high-speed data...

Published Date: May 26, 2014
Tech Snaps

Tech Snaps

Airtel Bangladesh recently launched “Online Airtel Experience Center”. It is the first of its kind virtual customer service center with 3D animated online portal.  Customers can avail almost all the regular services virtually. The entire portal was developed by a Bangladeshi firm: Sketch IT.  

Published Date: May 26, 2014
Tech Happening

Tech Happening

ASUS 9 Series Gaming Motherboards Launched in Bangladesh IT Market Realizing the huge demand of online recreation and gaming, Global Brand (Pvt.) Limited the authorized distributor of ASUS in Bangladesh has released ASUS 9 Series motherboards in the local IT market of Bangladesh. For this circumstance, a press conference was held on 20th May...

Published Date: May 26, 2014
Just In

Just In

Car charger ensures a life at full power The C320 charger by Apacer for vehicles is equipped with dual USB interface. The charging status is always visible via a LED indicator. The C320 USB charger for vehicles with a considerate design of a large power flow up to 2.4A easily supports your iPAD and...

Published Date: May 26, 2014
Tech Bits

Tech Bits

CEAT Bangladesh Sign agreement with Microsoft for Office 365 Cloud Service Facebook partners up with F-Secure for online security  Moon now gets high speed broadband internet Government inks MoU to establish virtual shop in villages Google becomes the best brand by pushing down Apple  

Published Date: May 19, 2014
MSI plans big for Bangladesh

MSI plans big for Bangladesh

Micro Star INT'L CO. LTD or popularly known as MSI, is not just a brand rather it has become part of the lifestyle amongst the gaming community of Bangladesh. Slowly and steady MSI now is bringing in its low to high end products in the country. Michael Liang, Section Manager & Victor Yeh, Account Manager of MSI explained their plans for Bangladeshi market to Shahriar Rahman from BYTES. Shahriar: Firstly, what sort of products currently you are bringing in Bangladesh? Michael:  We have quite a few ranges of products in Bangladesh. We divide our products in two groups: AMD & Intel. In both groups we bring motherboards, Graphics cards and laptops. ...

Published Date: May 19, 2014
Techshohor Laptop Fair 2014 At A Glance

Techshohor Laptop Fair 2014 At A Glance

Photos: Shahriar Rahman