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Windows Media Player 12 Review

Having Windows 8, jumping from Windows XP desktop is an absorbing experience, with a complete overall of desktop environment and also there are plenty of newer operations and some similar applications such as upgraded Windows Media Player 12, a complete transition from its earlier version, as it is light, simple, yet dynamic. There is a complete overall of its interface. The principal functionality is to give as much view as possible so that the user can see and enjoy the detail look of media player and know the songs and other aspects of its functions. Here, you will find two views of WMP 12. In the normal view, play lists, music, video and pictures and if you have connected smart phone or memory card then you will find the detail view of it and from the right side of the screen you have the option to synchronize the songs so that synchronization will be carried out while you are listening to the songs there.

The interface is wide and full of information, with title of the music, then length of music in hours and minute, then rating system, where you can categorize the music with rating system, and in this manner the music will be arranged according to category of star ratings. Sometimes songs are automatically rated there and this gives you the indication of how the songs works and for this it is better to check these ratings all by yourself so that you will check any artificial errors while auto rating system is on. Then you have the contributing artist and followed by albums as this gives complete information to each and every album and songs and it there is no information inside the songs then you can find it by selecting the song and then right click and then find album information and one new window will pop up namely Find album information and you need to connect to internet to get the right information from data base, and within seconds you will find information, then select it and click next, the information will show up and then click finish to add information to the song, and all the information and also tags will now automatically updated to the data base of WMP 12 , and at the right bottom side you will find that data base is updated through a green right arrow.

If you are not satisfied with the result, then you can manually edit the songs, by selecting the song, then, edit and if you know about the songs then you can add information about it by contributing artist and album. If you want to edit the entire album in one go, then you can select the name of album which is at the top side of songs and then edit the entire album from there, it is very easy and in this manner the versatility of WMP 12 comes to mind. While searching on the internet you will not find relevant information, it is better to cut some part of the title to know about it and then search again to find its information and from here, you will find, relevant information to update the existing data base.

From right hand menu namely last played you will find the songs that you are currently playing and if you want to listen to previous listened songs, then you click the back button there and immediately the other songs will start to run and it is melodious and wonderful and also if you want to listen to the latest songs which you have so far been listened to then it is nice to click the next arrow to find it about it. The songs will be played automatically, as Windows 8 is a system which is built with the concept of library of documents, music, images, videos, so these documents will automatically included inside respective search functions, and when you click the pin document just next to Internet Explorer 10, you will find Libraries of documents, music, images and pictures from there. WMP 12 will retrieve the music there and will show you inside its library. You can manually add the respective folders into these classified folders by including them in the specified library.

This is the most complete system in Windows 8 and the library functions augmented and working more seamlessly inside this latest operating system which can work like fluid in case you need any form of work to accomplish in on time. Inside WMP 12, creating play list is easy and also synchronization with smart phone devices is very easy to perform and for this, it is evident that you can synchronies the songs while listening to music and you can synchronize part of songs and then the other part of songs can be synchronized easily and in this manner a comprehensive management of music is available and in this manner you will be easily synchronizing the vast collection of songs if you have through fragmented depigmentation and in this manner the entire load of the work reduces. It is a nice tool and for this in my C6 mobile I left Nokia Suit to perform this action and now WMP 12 is nicely performing this action and what it is best is the speed in which it is performing the functions, synchronization made it easy for this tool.

WMP 12 has the most versatile small book with the album when you click on an icon that is at the below side of the right hand corner and then you will be given a precise look with entire album cover, a different one square look of WMP 12. Here if you are running the songs and pausing it then you can find the resume song as well as go to a library function and from here with a right click you will be reaching to visualizations, enhancements and more options function. From visualization, you can select your favorite visualization with no visualization, album art, alchemy, bars and waves and battery. Enhancements, the entire relevant audio enhancement is present. This is nothing new and perhaps as far as my memory goes it stays from WMP 9. With more option and then the devices, one can find the default device functions, from here you can select default audio devices or sound card inserted into your devices. In this way there are plenty of customization with WMP 12 can be done, it is your personal media library and from here one can control the entire set of devices with very copious of ease. Customization and synchronization with all the devices need to be done with ease and you do not have to search for anything more of it, as it is your entire media library at your own hand and you can control the entire gambit of devices through it.

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Sources & References:

  1. https://mohanmekap.com//2013/08/windows-media-player-12-review/
  2. https://www.wikihow.com/Change-or-Put-a-New-Album-Cover-Photo-for-a-MP3-Song-on-Windows

Amazon Kindle Fire a US only device (2012)

This article was written on May 2012 and at that time Amazon Kindle Fire was a US only electronic device. May be Amazon will try to expand its scope and will get the market expansion or even at then publish of the article this may be done so but for the moment the review will be based with its first hand look of this amazing device and it is from Amazon.

At that time, it was very expensive and by introducing in the US only market may be marketing gimmicks to start with. Remembering the Gmail first trick then invitations only and it goes on to make more and more anticipation and expectations maybe this is somewhat the similar attributes which the Amazon is carrying out with.

During the initial period of Amazon Kindle it was integrated with Android 2 at that time, service coupled with it as it is on the expected lines to think of at least, and the RAM size is 512 MB and this has the scope of expansion, it could have been better with at least 1 G B of RAM embedded within it. Its strict smart competition is playbook has a higher amount of RAM within than Amazing device. It has less RAM, but still, it continues with good multi-tasking capacity.

The user interface is very lovable and brilliant and adorable to keep you engaged with, the brilliant shelf design seems like you have a complete electronic library to work on with and points out any references that come up with. You no longer have to search for anything extra, Within Amazon’s amazing application you now have everything you can have, and in this way, finding books are very less effort.

The favourite shelf is at the below of it and it will accumulate yours favourite and the recent folders which you have done the work with. By clicking or moving the cursor it reminds of the album cover trend which is very clear and meaningful to know the details of the browsing. The album cover interface is first beginning with the Apple and then it has been adopted by many in different formats and various analogues manner.

The search bar is situated right at the top and from there you can easily search for anything you want right at your fingertips, and from its store, you can download apps to make it better, and from this point of view, you could search anything you want it to have. By selecting any of these tabs you will be arriving at a different level with more option to work on with. The seven inch IPS display is fine and broad and your eyes.

With it, you can find more and more related pieces of information and if you want to find out, or want to write something great resource work, then from here we can find more visible and the speed of work becomes great. The web browser has a neat new look with very few distractions. With Android 8 we see the full screen display but during 2012 we could see the browser that comes up with this device, does provide full-screen browsing experiences to provide distraction-free writing environment.

This device has eight GB of internal storage. It has no scope for additional storages. This could be seen as some sort of disadvantages that come up with this device. During the year 2012, it has stronger geographical limits and this means during that time, there is no scope for additional countries that need to be seen and use it with.

It comes up with customised android built up and this means that there is no scope for installation of Google Play Store due to use of customised Android version. In order to install the app of your choice, you have to install it from the Amazon Store. During the year 2012, Amazon only allows purchasing books and apps to be only with US-based credits card only.

This means in order to buy ebooks you should have a US-based credit card. The processor of the capacity of 1 GHz Cortex A9, TI OMAP 4430 chipset with power VR SGX540 graphics of battery 4400mAh. This device has better screen space, than the contemporary, Blackberry playbooks during 2012. The display size is perfect for reading ebooks and provide better reading capacity for longer durations.

During the time of 2012 when there are the all-around efforts to improve, the performances of the way touchscreen performs and surprisingly this device has wonderful touch-responsive and that makes using this device most precious. Hardware buttons are not at the top and this makes viewing angle of this device resourceful and smoother. The back side of the cover is made from the rubberised backside, it is perfect for cooler regions but in warmer nations, this can have adverse effects as this can make the phone slippery from the hand and this can slips out of hand.

The during the year 2012 ad its US version is made of rubberised contents and probably in the future when, this device is going to be spread, far and wide, then probably the use of rubberised making could go sea-change. Now, at the button of this device, you have hardware buttons, such as power key to switch on and off the device.

On the below of it, micros USB port to transfer contents from computer to device. There are additional side panels, with the device, mostly not use for graphical user interface but still, t provides better placed with palms of hands so that reading on these panels for longer durations does not tired you out.

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Mi Wallpaper Carousel Review

On Redmi 6A of Xiaomi phone onwards which has MIUI Global 10 stable updates does have ew Wallpaper Carousel where glance image categories are added. It provides a fresh new look to lock screen. It provides continuous updates to wallpaper in the form of updated news.

As far as I knew this feature is exclusively available to Redmi phones which has MIUI 10 user interface. MIUI 10 is basically, a nice form of graphical user interface in the form of Android 8 and it provides continuous updates to lock screen by delivering high-quality high-defiition wallpapers.

It is important to update, Mi Wallpaper Carousel in Google Play Store and after updating from Play Store a new element to this in the form of glance categories will appear.

How to enable Mi Wallpaper Carousel in Redmi 6A:

  1. Go to Settings of your Redmi 6A phone.
  2. Scroll down to System & Device.
  3. Then, to Lock screen & password.
  4. Then, scroll down to the Lock screen
  5. Then, to Wallpaper Carousel
  6. Click, on Wallpaper Carousel.
  7. Then, Turn on Wallpaper Carousel, to get new wallpapers delivered to your lock screen regularly. Move the slider switched on so that it will show blue colour.
  8. Then move to the second row and you will find glance image categories.
  9. Inside glance categories, you can follow categories of your interest.
  10. Here, the categories of glances are that of, animals, automotive, business, entertainment, fashion, fun facts, games, health & Fitness, India, Lifestyle, music, sports, world, daily digest, Hindi Samachar, food, science & Technology and Travel.
  11. With due course of time, perhaps categories of glances will be increased.
  12. In the next step, you have the option to add your photos to the mix.
  13. Then, their options of customisation such as how often the frequency of wallpapers in lock screen will be shown.
  14. If you want to have new wallpapers delivered to your lock screen every time you unlock the phone then, turn on the option to update glance wallpapers inside carousel to update when you connect to the internet.
  15. You can choose the frequency of gallery image by choosing either 2nd, 3rd or 4th image into a collection of glances to be shown into wallpaper carousel.
  16. In order to know more about it, you can read privacy policy at the end of it.

Wallpaper Carousel is different from Day dream. Day dream function of android is similar to screensaver for windows, on the other hand, in wallpaper carousel, every time you turned on lock screen you will find new wallpaper and by clicking on more just below, battery bar and you can read about related news of the screenshot of photos you will see and you can read these news, one by one after, reading news one by one, without unlocking phone.

Do remember to turned on internet so that it will download new and updated wallpapers for you. What more you will understand that you can play lite games, watch videos and news informations for you. In the age of internet, where every users want to update yourself from time to time, updating various information even without unlocking phone.

Based on yours selection, of categories of glances, you will find related stories updated every time. In the latest version of it, everytime screen turned on, you get new and exciting stories. When you swipe right at the screen, you get more stories and updated stories.

Wallpaper Carousel is optimized for better and smarter battery life, It uses less battery life and lesser resources to stop battery drainages. It downloads web contents in the form of WEBP format. This saves internet data and unwanted wastages of the internet.

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Google Pixel XL Review

The smartphone market is facing a huge surge of demands. Google’s Android is slowly penetrating into the smartphone market. Due to affordable pricing and smart marketing with complete security environments slowly Google and its distance competitor Apple is taking control of android phone markets.

Google is not aiming to capture the smartphone market with the original equipment manufacturer, but it is building premium phones which are mostly nearer to other competitors. So far Google avoids targeting specific masses but it still continues to produce stylish phones.

It is providing users a valuable stock android experience. It is primarily the simple android without further customization.

Most of these Google’s phone provide very much uncompromising smart phone experience. Nexus from Google in the earlier version of Google’s smart phone mostly manufactured through Huwai and LG for its original equipment manufacturing still provide a lot to be left over for Google. Google wishes to have complete control of designs of smart phones.

There has been rumors that Google will soon create its own hardware plants and start building phones. Then, pixel phones were built with the help from HTC and this time more partition from Google in the manufacturing process. That is the reason why Google Pixel phones are more like Google than Google’s Nexus phones. Google’s pixel XL which is considered to be the best hardware offerings from Google is being closely contested from Samsung’s Galaxy S7 edge and iPhone 7 plus the supremacy in premium mobile markets.

From the above article we do know that Google is not a smart phone original equipment manufacturer from time to time it has been dealing with Huwai, LG and now HTC to make its mobile handsets. Google Pixel XL has a 5.5-inch display. It has big front and bottom bezels. Back side of the phone has two mixed colors providing premium outlook. The plastics that has been there at the upper side and as cover for camera makes this phone more premium for shedding colors. The plastic cover is present for covering of camera, finger-print scanner and flash.

The fingerprint scanner could have been at the front side as there are many larger bezels so that this could have been of greater help for users. The antenna of the phone is just below G logo. It is on one line and it is at the bottom of the phone. It provides better outlook and convenience for users. This time Google wants business and wants to stay in the competition among all premium smart phones. For this it has provided one of the best hardware provisions for this phone.

Google is learning from Microsoft about this. It lets all the other original equipment manufacturer to do what hardware they like but it continues to provide the best hardware of its phone so that it should stay permanently in the minds of users. Pixel XL has snapdragon 821 processor, 4 GB RAM, 32 or 128 GB storage with Adreno 530 GPU and 3450 mAh battery. Its processor runs with 2 plus 2 processing speed, and it is battery optimized as the four cores do not run simultaneously as it only runs the cores that require at the time of processor running.

The display is super bright natural 5.5-inch AMOLED a resolution f 1440 into 2560 pixels. The display screen is covered with corning gorilla Glass 4. Touch screen is super responsive and highly optimized to use. The display and color brightness does not get too much of impacts upon battery consumption. There has been many tweaks to display on this phone which makes this phone to run smarter and battery efficiency. It has an ambient display and could automatically wake up the screen when the new notifications arrived. It has a night light mode, adaptive brightness and manual brightness control to manage ambient display as per user’s need.

Google Pixel XL has two different storage options for 32 GB and 128 GB. There is not any microSD card option. It comes with a 12.3-megapixel camera with dual led flash and high definition recording. It has blazingly faster camera and probably with due course of time with future software updates any of these bugs associated with the camera would be driven away. Qualities of camera pictures are stunning. It has perfectly balanced pure vibrant colors with inbuilt software processing to provide absolutely wonderful brightnesses.

Even in darkest lighting conditions the brightness of lights inside photos is absolutely wonderful and provides clarity of picture standards. It has one of the better smart phone camera. It does not over expose the picture. It inherently conditions the brightness within an object. That is why even direct sun at the backgroundground. Still provides the brighter and superlative output that make it camera the most brilliant aspect to enjoy and realize such potential of the camera.

There is no optical image stabilization. Google tries to introduce electronic image stabilization which does compensate it but not entirely. It has non-removable 3450 mAh batteries. It uses high speed USB type for faster charging. Battery charging time is very fast due to presence of USB Type C port. Fingerprint sensor at the back side of the phone. It is a blazingly fast finger print sensor. The finger print sensor works nicely with wet fingers.

This should help mostly for people of the places of humidity conditions where the sweating is on higher side. There is no water proofing of phone. There is a single speaker at the bottom bezel. Quality of the sound is good and loud and that should make people happy who used to listen to sounds of the phone without headgear.

Headphone jack is at the top of the phone. It has good battery, super steady signal even you could call and receive the phone while you are on the go. It has soft vibrator so that you could hear when you receive the call. Its battery barely get hot and minimizing the possibilities of securing your phone for longer use. Google Pixel XL comes up with android nougat and it is receiving updates regularly. Google being the original equipment manufacturer you would expect regular security and other updates to your phone. It would reach regular monthly security updates during the first day of each month.

Android 7 is by far the most efficient and most competitive Android version ever. It is a balanced product with a nice interface. Speaker could have better and should have been in stereo mode and we do hope is the first of the series of the phone in the future there could be further updates and additions of new features. It has one of the best cameras, superlative display, cool battery, faster charging. There would be competition in this segment of premium smartphones but still, we do find it is a better competitor among all of these phones.

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Sources & References:

  1. https://techlector.com/google-pixel-snapdragon-821-4gb-ram-specs-review-price/
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