Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Android M 6.0 Milkshake: Features

Android M: What to expect more ?

               The Android M developer preview was recently launched at Google I/O 2015 in San Francisco.While Android Lollipop introduced a new visual aesthetic, Android M brings some much-needed stability and usability improvements which might not be as eye-catching, but may prove to be significant additions for a while to come.





1. App permissions:


            Users now are able to choose to accept or deny individual permissions as they see fit. Permissions have also been simplified.Permissions will now be requested the first time you try to use a feature, not at the point of installation.

For example: 
       If you want to record a voice message, WhatsApp will prompt you with a one-time request for permission to use your mic: if you still wish to give it access and record the message, you can, but you don't have to. Android M is giving users greater control of the information apps can access, and this is a truly positive step forward for Android.

2. Web experience:


        Chrome Custom Tabs is a new feature that gives developers a way to harness all of Chrome's capabilities, while still keeping control of the look and feel of the experience.Chrome Custom Tabs will allow apps to open a customized Chrome window on top of the active app, instead of launching the Chrome app separately. This will provide a faster and more intuitive user-experience when navigating between apps and the web. Chrome Custom Tabs supports automatic sign-in, saved passwords, autofill, and multi-process security to assist the integration of the app and web experience.

3. Fingerprint support: 



                 This new functionality will allow fingerprint scanners to be used not only to unlock phones, but to make purchases shopping in real-life or within Play Store apps.


4. Mobile payments:


            Android Pay is Google's new mobile payments system designed to make the checkout process easier and faster.Google is aiming to provide "simplicity, security, and choice," with Android Pay, allowing you to use your existing credit cards to pay for products in more than 700,000 stores in the US.

5. App links:


                 App links are being changed in M so that Android has a greater awareness of which apps can open content directly, instead of stopping users every time with the dialog box. If you tap a Twitter link in an email, for example, the Twitter app will open automatically instead of prompting you to ask if you want to use Twitter to view it.You may be familiar with the "Open with" dialogue box which appears when you try to open a link within an app on Android. You might be asked if you want to open a link with YouTube, or with Chrome, for example.

6. Power and charging:


               Android M makes use of a new function known as Doze to improve device standby time. By using motion detectors, Android will recognize when devices haven’t been interacted with for a while, such as when a person is asleep or a device has been left on a table, to reduce background processes.Google tested two Nexus 9 devices, one running Lollipop and one running the Android M preview, and learned that M will provide up to two-times longer standby time. Even in Doze mode, your Android can still start alarms or notify you of priority notifications.

The Android M Developer Preview is available now for Nexus 5, Nexus 6, Nexus 9 and Nexus Player, and the final version is due to launch in Q3, 2015. 

Well there's more features in Android M which includes Auto Backup and Restore for Apps, New app drawer, Android M RAM manager, Adoptable Storage Devices, Dark Theme, Google Now, Google Photos

Thursday, August 15, 2013

AndroRAT: a tool that allow the hack of Android mobile devices

AndroRAT is just one of the numerous open-source tools that was created and published on the                        undergroud forums to allow the hack of Android mobile devices.

                                      AndroRAT is an open-source tool that was created and published on the Internet in November 2012, it is a RAT (Remote Access Tool)  for Android OS and exactly as any other RATs, it allows a remote attacker to control the victim. Usually the RATs have a user friendly control panel that makes possible the control of victims, in the same way AndroRAT can control, make phone calls and send SMS messages of infected devices, it is also able to get its GPS coordinates, access to files stored on the handset and activate and use the microphone and camera. The fact that Android OS has increased its popularity has had as consequences an increase of malicious code developed for the Google’s platform, RATs included.
The RAT comes in the form of an APK which is the standard application format for Android. When used in conjunction with the AndroRAT APK binder, it easily allows an attacker with limited expertise to automate the process of infecting any legitimate Android application with AndroRAT, thus Trojanizing the app. When the Trojanized version of the legitimate app is installed on the device, the user unsuspectingly installs AndroRAT alongside the legitimate app they intended to install. This allows the attacker to circumvent elements of the Android security model through deception. To date, Symantec has counted 23 cases of popular legitimate apps being Trojanized in the wild with AndroRAT.
Subsequently, we have also spotted a commercial Java RAT named Adwind (Backdoor.Adwind) that already supports multiple operating systems and seems to be in the process of incorporating an Android module based off the AndroRAT open source code. Again, this RAT also features a graphical user interface allowing the attackers to manage and control the RAT remotely.

                       A demonstration video that shows Adwind working with Android also shows the presence of AndroRAT on the infected phone, suggesting that the authors of Adwind may be customizing the AndroRAT tool to incorporate it into Adwind. This development comes as no surprise, as the open source nature of the AndroRAT code means it can be easily customized into new threats and tools.

                       At present, Symantec telemetry shows only several hundred infections of Android.Dandro worldwide, with the United States and Turkey being the most targeted countries. However, the telemetry is reporting a rise in infection numbers as of late, which we expect will continue as both the availability and sophistication of tools for AndroRAT increase.

           Google is aware of the wave of attacks that is targeting Android OS, it has recently published on its official blog a few suggestions on how to protect user’s mobile devices:
             1. Lock your device screen.
             2. Protect your phone from suspicious apps. 
             3. Locate, ring and wipe a misplaced device.

Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie: The latest Android version

                         Some days Ago only Google launched update version of Android named as Android v4.3 Jelly Bean which is the current latest version of android.But as it was a just squeal update Everyone has accepted a new version but not to worry according to some source reports Android 5.0 Key Lime pie is coming soon release date is excepted to be in October 2013 and this will be a major upgrade for all android users.As this new version is not official so we are not sure that it will be called Key lime pie or something else.But it is fixed that its name will something with a dessert name with letter ‘K’.
According the some rumors Android 5.0 Key lime Pie will support devices like Nexus 5, Nexus 4, Nexus 7. Other than Nexus devices it will support the Samsung devices like Galaxy S4, S3, Note 2, Note 10.1 and also some other popular devices like Xperia Z, Xperia SP, Xperia V and Tab Z. And HTC J and HTC T6 Will also in Key lime Pie Device running list.
The Nexus 7 and Nexus 4 device has already spotted running for testing with build number KRS368 and KRS365, respectively which shows Google is already doing testing with its new version.The Build numbers starting from ‘K’ clearly shows that the new version which is Google testing is Key Lime pie of any other name but starting with ‘K’ only.You can see the previous builds of android Like Gingerbread build starting with ‘G’, Ice Cream Sandwich build device number starting with ‘I’, latest launched Jelly Bean starting with letter ‘J’. Hence this means the Version which Google is testing on these two nexus device must the new version starting with letter ‘K’ or might be named as Key Lime Pie.
According to Technical Specifications Android 5.0 is going to run on Linux Kernel 3.8 with some changes to support devices with 512 RAM.The New Upgraded OS will be launched with new Multiple Device Support with Cross device SMS synchronize with Google Cloud Service.Some of the Features of Android 4.3 Jelly Bean like Project Butter, OpenGL ES 3.0, Low Energy Bluetooth are going to be Transfer into Android 5.0 also.Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie expected release date somewhere in October or November .

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Samsung Galaxy Note 2

Samsung Galaxy Note 2

 The Samsung Galaxy Note II is a smartphone–tablet computer hybrid designed, developed and marketed by Samsung. It is the successor to the Samsung Galaxy Note, and is the second device in the company's Note series, which places emphasis on the use of a stylus. Employing a 1.6 GHz quad-core processor, the device sports a 5.55-inch (141 mm) diagonal display with 720p resolution, 2 GB of RAM, and a maximum of 128 GB storage (by using a 64 GB microSD card with the 64 GB model). Upon its launch, it was the first Samsung phone to come with Android version 4.1 "Jelly Bean" as standard.

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Monday, November 5, 2012

Windows 8

Windows 8

                                   The Windows 8 Enterprise 90-day evaluation is designed specifically to help IT professionals test their software and hardware on the final version of Windows 8 Enterprise.
Windows 8 is ready for business. Designed to deliver the experiences people love and the enterprise-grade solutions companies need, Windows 8 Enterprise provides what today’s workforce wants, bringing new possibilities in mobile productivity, end-to-end security, virtualization and management advancements, and the business tablets you’ve been waiting for. Try Windows 8 Enterprise today to experience the new capabilities firsthand and start planning for Windows 8 in your organization.

About This Evaluation
The Windows 8 Enterprise evaluation provides up to a 90-day evaluation of Windows 8 Enterprise. It is intended for evaluation purposes only and cannot be used for productive business or personal purposes. In order to use this evaluation, the product must be activated online with Microsoft-hosted activation and validation services. Microsoft does not provide technical support for this software.

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Monday, October 22, 2012

Autodesk Maya 2013

Autodesk Maya 2013

                         Autodesk Maya 2013 software delivers practical toolsets to help facilities create and maintain the modern, open pipelines they need to address today’s challenging productions. Powerful new toolsets for dynamic simulation, animation, and rendering help artists realize new levels of creativity while offering the enhanced productivity that will help keep them on schedule and within budget. In addition, the Open Data initiative introduced in Maya 2013 helps facilitate data-centric, nonlinear workflows. With it, content creators can work in parallel to finish faster and more easily handle the massive complexity requirements they face. Includes a 1 year Autodesk Subscription.

The Core of a Modern CG Pipeline

Autodesk Maya 2013 software offers a deep and flexible feature set that forms a robust CG pipeline core. With powerful integrated modeling, simulation, animation, rendering, matchmoving, and compositing capabilities; single-step data exchange with other 3D applications in the Autodesk® Entertainment Creation Suites 2013; and extensive opportunities for customization, studios large and small can build a modern pipeline with Maya at its core. Maya is used by leading artists to help create innovative entertainment, and both Maya and its developers have garnered numerous awards for technological innovation including three Academy Awards.

Stunning Simulations

Maya offers extensive simulation tools for creating high-quality, realistic fluid, particle, cloth, fur, hair, rigid-body, and soft-body dynamics. Engineered by leading research scientists, Maya Fluid Effects and the Maya Nucleus Unified Simulation Framework—with its Maya nCloth, Maya nParticles, and now Maya nHair modules—are designed to help make simulations more realistic. In addition, you can use the multithreaded NVIDIA PhysX engine*, the high-performance open source AMD Bullet Physics engine, and the Digital Molecular Matter plug-in from Pixelux Entertainment to create a range of advanced rigid-body, soft-body, and shattering simulations.

* Available on Windows 32-bit and Windows 64-bit operating systems only.

Believable Characters

Maya delivers industry leading tools for creating compelling CG characters. Used to help create villains and heroes like Tintin from The Adventures of Tintin, the dementors from the Harry Potter film series, and the Na’vi from AVATAR, Maya features highly customizable rigging tools, advanced muscle deformation, new heat map skinning, and Autodesk HumanIK full-body inverse kinematics (FBIK).

3D Editorial

Maya offers 3D editorial capabilities with the Camera Sequencer, which features a Sequencer Playlist, support for multi-track audio, and interoperability with certain non-linear editing (NLE) applications. Useful for editing 3D animation for previsualization or virtual moviemaking, the Camera Sequencer enables you to more precisely manage framing and timing of CG shots and play them back for review.


Maya is engineered to help handle today’s increasingly complex data sets without slowing down the creative process. It does this through multithreading, algorithmic tuning, sophisticated memory management, GPU optimizations, tools for segmenting scenes, and 64-bit support for Microsoft Windows, Linux, and Apple Mac OS X operating systems. In addition, the high-performance Viewport 2.0 enables you to interact with your scene in a higher fidelity environment, helping you make better creative decisions in context.

The Open Data Initiative

The Open Data initiative is a targeted set of features and workflows designed to help facilitate data-centric, nonlinear workflows. As an example, the ability to read and write the Alembic cache format enables you to distill animated and simulated data into application-independent baked geometry, so that it can be more easily moved between disciplines. Meanwhile, with native support for keyframes, constraints, animation layers, and Set Driven Keys, the ATOM (Animation Transfer Object Model) offline file format enables you to transfer animation between characters. And Maya Assets and enhanced file referencing help you better manage large and complex scenes and collaborate more effectively with others.

Highly Customizable

Maya offers multiple avenues for customization for companies wishing to integrate 3D tools more tightly into their pipeline, or to more easily add specialized production tools. It was built from the ground up with the Maya Embedded Language (MEL), and also offers Python scripting as well as an extensive, well-documented C++ API. Also, developers can create interface components more easily with Qt Designer.

Easy to Learn

From the Autodesk training and documentation that comes with Maya, to the breadth of partner and third-party books, DVDs, tutorials and training facilities, there are numerous resources to address a user’s learning style. Tap into a large online community of 3D professionals and enthusiasts to share information and knowledge.

Product Description

Autodesk Maya 2013 software delivers practical toolsets to help facilities working in 3D animation, visual effects, game design, and post production create and maintain the modern, open pipelines they need to address today’s challenging projects. Powerful new toolsets for dynamic simulation, animation, and rendering offer new levels of creativity, while everyday productivity enhancements help artists finish faster. In addition, the Open Data initiative introduced in Maya 2013 offers tools to help facilitate parallel workflows and better complexity handling.

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Friday, October 19, 2012

Microsoft Surface

Microsoft Surface

Surface with Windows RT
TypeTablet computer
Release dateOctober 26, 2012
Operating systemWindows RT
Power31.5 W-h
System-on-chip usedNvidia Tegra 3 (T30)
CPUQuad-core ARM Cortex-A9
Storage capacity32 or 64 GB and microSDXC slot
Memory2 GB RAM
Display1366 x 768 px 10.6 inches (27 cm) ClearType HD screen with 16:9 aspect ratio
GraphicsGeforce ULP
Input5-point multi-touch screen,ambient light sensor,accelerometer, gyroscope,compass, dual microphones
Camera720p front and rear-facing
Connectivity2×2 MIMO Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n),USB 2.0, HD video out port
10.81 inches (27.5 cm) (w)
6.77 inches (17.2 cm) (h)
0.37 inches (9.4 mm) (d)
Weight1.5 pounds (680 g)
Microsoft Surface with Touch Cover.png                                                                                                       

                                     Microsoft Surface will be available in two versions, one with Windows RT and another with Windows 8 Pro. The Windows RT model will use an ARM CPU, while the Windows 8 model will use an Intel CPU. Both models will be able to install new applications via the Windows               Microsoft Surface is an upcoming series of tablets designed and marketed by Microsoft. It was announced by Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer at a Los Angeles event on June 18, 2012, at Milk Studios.
Store, however only the Windows 8 model allows the installation of traditional desktop programs.

Windows 8 Releasing on October 26.

Windows 8 

                    Windows 8 is an operating system produced by Microsoft for use on personal computers, including home and business desktops, laptops, tablets, and home theater PCs.
Development of this operating system started before the release of its predecessor in 2009. Its existence was first announced in January 2011 at Consumer Electronics Show. During its development and test phases, Microsoft released three pre-release versions: Developer Preview (September 13, 2011), Consumer Preview (February 29, 2012), and Release Preview (May 31, 2012). On August 1, 2012, Windows 8 graduated from the development stage and was released to manufacturing. Windows 8 is scheduled for general availability on October 26, 2012.
Windows 8 introduces significant changes to the operating system's graphical user interface and platform, such as a new interface design incorporating a new design language used by other Microsoft products, a new Start screen to replace the Start menu used by previous versions of Windows, a new online store that can be used to obtain new applications, along with a new platform for apps with an emphasis on touchscreen input. Additional security features were added to the operating system, such as a built-in antivirus program and a secure boot feature on systems with UEFI firmware. Secure boot requires the operating system to be digitally signed to protect malware from infecting the boot process. The implementation of this feature has sparked controversy among supporters of free software. Windows 8 introduces an edition of the operating system designed to run on devices that utilize the ARM architecture, known as Windows RT.

                                                                               Final Version                                           

                                                     On August 1 , 2012, Windows 8 (build 9200) was released to manufacturing. Microsoft plans to hold a launch event on October 26, 2012 and release Windows 8 for general availability on the next day. However, only a day after its release to manufacturing, a copy of the final version of Windows 8 Enterprise N (produced for European markets) leaked to the web and several days later there were Pro and Enterprise leaks both x86 and x64. On August 15, 2012, Windows 8 was made available to download for MSDN and TechNet subscribers. Windows 8 was made available to Software Assurance customers on August 16, 2012. Windows 8 was made available for student downloads (with a DreamSpark Premium subscription) on August 22, 2012, earlier than advertised.

Relatively few changes were made from the Release Preview to the final version; these included updated versions of its pre-loaded apps, the re-naming of Windows Explorer to File Explorer, the replacement of the Aero Glass theme from Windows Vista and 7 with a new flat and solid-colored theme, and the addition of new background options for the Start screen, lock screen, and desktop.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Format Factory

Format Factory

                         FormatFactory is an ad-supported freeware multimedia converter that can convert video, audio, and picture files. It is also capable of ripping DVDs and CDs to other file formats, as well as creating .iso images. It can also join multiple video files together into one. FormatFactory supports the following formats:

Video formats                             Audio formats                        Picture formats

3GP (.3gp)                                     Mp3                                           .JPG  
MPEG-1 (.mpg)                             Wave Sound (.wav)                      .PNG
Matroska (.mkv)                             Adaptive Multi-Rate (.amr)           .BMP
Flash Video (.flv)                            Windows Media Audio (.wma)      .GIF             
SWF (.swf)                                     Advanced Audio Coding (.aac)      .TIF
MPEG-4 Part 14 (.mp4)                  Ogg                                             .TGA
Audio Video Interleave (.avi)                                                
Windows Media Video (.wmv)                                                          
RealMedia Variable Bitrate (.rmvb)
VOB (Video Object) (DVD file) (.vob)
QuickTime File Format (QTFF) (.mov)

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Friday, October 12, 2012

Deep Freeze

Deep Freeze

                                Deep Freeze has changed the way IT Professionals approach end-point security; its non-restrictive concept offers the most robust workstation protection available. The need for IT professionals to perform rebuilds, re-image, or troubleshoot computers is eliminated with Deep Freeze's reboot-to-restore technology. The result is a dramatic reduction in support and IT expenditures and a substantial increase in computer uptime. While Deep Freeze provides bulletproof protection, its non-restrictive approach also improves user productivity and satisfaction. Placing no restrictions on a user's ability to access all system resources, users avoid the frustration of downtime due to software conflicts, operating system corruption, virus attacks, and many other problems. Users are always assured of computers that are consistently operable and available.

Deep Freeze Main Feature:
* Enables infinite changes to your PC configuration without worries
* Easy to install and activate

Deep Freeze Absolute Protection
* Guarantees 100% workstation recovery on restart
* Provides password protection and complete security
* Protects multiple hard drives and partitions

Deep Freeze Integration and Compatibility
* Supports multiple hard drives and partitions
* Supports multi-boot environments
* Compatible with Fast User Switching
* Supports SCSI, ATA, SATA, and IDE hard drives
* Single install for Windows 95, 98, ME, 2000, XP and Vista
* Supports FAT, FAT32, NTFS, basic and dynamic disks
* Localized in five languages: English, French, German, Spanish and Japanese

Deep Freeze Deployment Options
* Offers silent install option for rapid network deployment
* Provides option to deploy on multiple workstations as part of a master image
* DFC included in Workstation/Seed installations

Deep Freeze Current Version : Deep Freeze 6.3 : Download