Friday, 15 July 2016

The All-In-One messenger for desktop.

Hello there all my Brothers and all the Cute, Chweet, Beautiful, Girls out there... (FOCUS AQUIL)

I bring good tidings to ya'll. My friend in Argentina (Not Leo Messi. This other friend) has come up with an app for desktop, which lets You use all Your messaging and communication apps in one place.  

Not kidding, The Rambox app lets you access Your Whatsapp, Facebook Messenger, Hangouts, Telegram, WeChat (He he Why?), Skype, Slack, Outlook, Tweekdeck, Yahoo! Messenager and 22 other messengers through ONE DESKTOP APP.

Rambox is available for Windows, MacOS and Linux.

Download Rambox here.

Share and +1. You're Welcome.

Friday, 17 June 2016

Google knows so much about us. So much that NOW it has started to predict our behaviour. And pretty accurately too.
Should we be scared?

Google products are an integral part of our lives today. And they make it so easy to do a lot of things which without google, let's agree, would be a pain. From helping us crawl the deep dark web to keeping our photos safe. From giving us the best mail experience to helping us navigate a new city. Youtube to the awesome Android OS.  Google gives em all out for free.

What’s in it for Google.
Google is not “share love, save the cute dolphins” company. Don’t mistake it for Wikipedia. Google is an advertisement company. It makes billions off advertising. It learns about you, your preferences, and uses that data to feed you relevant advertising (AdSense).

How Google does it.
Google saves search terms entered by You and links it to your google account, Uses your location data, Asks you to enter the location tag on your photos to know more about you as well as that place, Learns from your google+ profile about your socioeconomic stand.
Then processing these data, It builds a profile for you. The profile contains your likes, dislikes, Your day to day movement map and a pretty complicated data collection, harvested from Your interaction with Gapps.
That data collection not only tells google what ads to show you… But when to show you. Predictive Modelling brah.

The google now app shows me match scores when a match is going on. Tells me When a new linux distro is released, whether, guitars, football etc without me even searching for it. Google Now understands me so much, sometimes I wish it were my wife.

Should We be scared?

Firstly, Google is not interested in spying on You, telling Your friends about that day when you googled  why animals can’t talk. Nope, Google isn’t interested in that weird shit.
Google wants to make money. That’s all.

Some things to note…
  1. Google won’t sell your info to anybody.
  2. No human being accesses your data, It’s all processed by an Engine.
  3. You can delete Your data anytime.
  4. You can choose what info about you google stores.
  5. Google won’t allow the Governments to monitor you.
  6. Google primarily uses Big data. Personal data processing is secondary.

Actually, Google is very serious about privacy. You might remember Apple denying to unlock a shooter’s iphone both on Government's order as well as the father’s request. Why? One incident of privacy breach is enough to bring these companies down, as these companies rely on people’s trust.  They have everything to lose.

The verdict
You eat your Idlis with sambhar and not chutney, and the waiter knows this. Now You can be happy about the fact that You’ll be served better or be creeped out how the waiter knows You’re allergic to chickpea.

I say it’s a win-win. Now relax and Google careless whisper. Enjoy.

Monday, 23 May 2016

Another LINUX vs Windows Post

Did you know people at Google use Ubuntu. Yes, all the computers in all the google offices run on the Ubuntu OS. Need more reason to try Ubuntu? 

Free... Got Your attention. Didn't I?
Ubuntu is a completely free to download OS. No, its not another linux varient built by a group of college kids. Ubuntu is funded by Mark Shuttleworth (He's like super rich and went to space and also is building his own Iron man suit)

Most of all the softwares on Ubuntu are free. People using Ubuntu dont know what a licence code is. And Ubuntu has all the apps from VLC to WhatsApp. FileZilla to Inkscape Vector Graphics Editor. It has them all.

And did I tell you about the Ubuntu software center?

It's like the play store. But for PC. Just type in the name of the software you want and click on install. The software is downloaded and installed. Its that easy. All your favorite chrome apps like pocket, journey, angry birds and much more make ubuntu software collection much bigger.

Also Ubuntu is much faster than windows and does not get slow as it gets old. It has a better startup time. Better application launch time.
What else.. You don't need an antivirus, a cleaner, a disk defragmenter... Yup, zero maintainance effort. Why? I told you its cool.
(Linux virus are very rare and are usually patched up very fast. Ubuntu uses the ext4 file system which doesn't need defragmenting.)

Linux Operating Sytems are built primarily taking into consideration the security and integrity of the OS. Virus and malware are not a problem.( I've been using Ubuntu from around 2 years and know a lot of people who use it and am still to hear about a virus on ubuntu). All the software run in low privilage mode. Means they can't damage the OS.

You can install ubuntu on your pen drive and use it to boot into Ubuntu. Plug and play baby. Ubuntu offers the options to
  1. Install Ubuntu along with Windows.
  2. or replace windows
  3. install windows on pendrive.( Plug in the pendrive and turn on your PC and it'll boot into Ubuntu. Pull out the pendrive and you have your old OS back.

Cannonical releases a new version of Ubuntu every 9 months. They build it on the latest release of the linux. So Ubuntu doesn't just have a cutting edge. It has the bleeding edge. Major graphics card vendors like Nvidia and AMD provide driver support to Ubuntu OS. And ubuntu has now also released its mobile and tablet OS. More on that later.

Ubuntu has a very large community. Most people using Ubuntu are like extra smart (I've been using Ubuntu from a long time) are very helpful. Any question, Any doubt and you'll see that it has been already addressed on the Ask Ubuntu. If not, them Ask Ubuntu folks are very fast at solving problems Son.

All this said. Ubuntu is a sheer delight to use and it's very hard not to fall in love with it. Its unity interface is absolutely gorgeous. It comes preloaded with almost all the basic softwares and is very lite( 998mb). So go ahead and download the OS.
Ping me on fb for any constructive comments or how-to-get-started-with-ubuntu help.