save internet data and bandwidth

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With Increasing mobile users in India, Mobile phone service providers first bait with free 3g or 3g for 2g prices and later up sell and increase prices after users get used to internet usage on smart phones, data connected devices like tablets, palm devices, and laptops. 

Mobile data plans are most utilized by students,working employees on the move and areas where there is no cable broadband or affordable internet services. Over the last 3 years mobiles data consumers has almost tripled year by year. 

The main reason behind this is the increased use of mobile phones for staying connected to online and increased use of smart phones in India. With smart phones in India coming down to lower prices, the data plans usage is expected to hike up in the coming years. 

India has even got the latest 4G services in many metros and Hyderabad is soon to add to list.

This article focus on saving data usage or bandwidth for those connected to internet from mobile phones or smart phone or data cards or dongles or net setters. By saving the data usage you can use the bandwidth for more time and also save lots of money on data plans.

India is of one of the country where lot of people connect to internet from mobile devices by tethering them or by connecting them with usb cables or data cards. This is either because of non availability of broadband or user preference to mobility.

Whatever may be the case still 3G is too costly in India. Mobile ISP like Idea,Aircel,BSNL,Tata Docomo,Reliance,Airtel offer 3G data plans and packages to customers but most of the plans are way too costly still compared to broadband and some cap the bandwidth in the name of unlimited plans. Saving the data while browsing will help you in lot of ways 

  1. You can save money
  2. You can browse fast by making the high speed data availability for long time.
  3. Secure your internet connected device from phishing sites and vulnerable websites.
  4. Offer parental controls to protect you kids online.
  5. Block access to certain domains in your home,company or office.

Through out this guide we assume that you are a user who have some knowledge over configuring and using internet and browser.

Turn off unnecessary updates in the background:

The most important for saving your data plan bandwidth, be it the mobile phone os or windows or Linux OS. Turning off updates or automatic updates is the first step towards data saving.

But wait what should you know before you do that?

  • Turn off only updates that are optional ( not recommended by windows)
  • Turn off Microsoft program updates( like Microsoft office etc., better switch to libreoffice or open office).
  • Tun off other software updates like drivers ( only if everything on your computer has proper working driver).
  • Turn off unnecessary notifications or background programs that use internet to bring updates. ( Like instant messengers, Skype, drop box, google drive , etc., )
  • Turn off your mobile data and switch to wi fi to save data on your smart phones.
  • Turn off app updates and automatic updates like weather updates and Facebook notifications.
  • Change windows updates settings to notify me before downloading to prevent automatic download of any updates.
  • Change the error reporting setting sent to Microsoft, some times the error reports are so large you will be surprised to know that, we had once came across 1 GB error report.
  • Turn off torrents and other background  downloading applications. You can download to cloud services and can download them when you are in office or when you can get connected to high speed free internet at public wi fi or anywhere else.

What not to turn off?

  • Do not turn off security updates for operating system,unless you are a geek and also monitor regularly for computer security. 
  • Do not turn off anti virus updates, if your existing anti virus uses lot of data for each update, switch to another anti virus program that uses less data for downloading updates. Avast is a simple anti virus that is powerful and good.
 Switch to data compressing browsers:

opera turbo to save data plan and bandwidth


Opera browser is in the market from a long time, mobile users know its importance and data saving abilities. If you have a mobile phone switch to opera browser,recently google chrome on android is also offering data compression to mobile users ( mobile users means people who installed chrome on android ) to stay competing with opera. But reports tell that still it is in beta service and not much efficient as opera mobile browser.
 
UCbrowser is another mobile browser which offers more compression and data saving for Java phones, android and windows phones but many users are concerned about the user data security and privacy, as it is a Chinese company there are also some reporting that ucweb is not much secure when it comes to data privacy. 

What's our take if you use mobile device for browsing?

Use opera mobile browser until google chrome gets full compression benefits.

Lynx

lynx browser for less bandwidth
 

If you are using windows os or Linux os or mac opera for desktop is available, just download the browser and avail data saving benefits with opera turbo a feature that compresses data in proxy servers there by saving your bandwidth.

Lynx web browser ubuntu


If you are using Linux or its versions like Ubuntu you can get lynx a text web browser that saves you incredible amount of data. 

lynx is also available to windows and you can download it to save the data when browsing.

Lynx website

Bonus tip:

hit g key on keyboard to enter new URL in lynx browser
space bar to view next page or view more
left arrow to go back word
right arrow to move forward
q to quit the browser

lynx browser for data saving

You could find more in lynx documentation, spend some time and you will master browsing in lynx. It is more fast in terminal and can run in multiple instances like tabs in your Firefox or other browsers.

If you need to stay tuned to various updates subscribe to rss feeds for blogs and websites to read a cleaner version of news and updates without excessive css, java scripts and html.

Modify your existing browser with extensions:

I assume you are using Firefox, as a developer i find it more useful than other browser. The following extension stack is downloaded in any system I use at any place as they save a lot of data and make web browsing experience hassle free.

best firefox extensions to save bandwidth


Adblock plus ( Blocks all the ads from loading on any website you visit, also save you lot of data)

Flashblock ( Blocks flash intros and videos and swfs in websites we visit in our daily life).

ImageBlock ( Blocks images on websites and all around the web, saves a lot of data as most of our bandwidth are consumed by images and videos apart from html,css and scripts). You can also stop images from loading on opera and other browsers check the settings. Older versions of Firefox has check box to stop showing images in content settings.

These three extensions are must for saving data or bandwidth. If you use these three extensions you will save >60 % of your bandwidth. 

Bonus Tip:

  • Avoid downloading toolbars that are unnecessary, as they are vulnerable and also consume data constantly without any notification. 
  • If you use toolbars for seo purposes or professional purposes, do disable them when you do not need them.
  • If you need more bandwidth saving or if you are a super user or geek you can also add the following extensions to your stack

Noscript (Blocks execution of cross site scripts,unnecessary scripts and external scripts on website improves security as well as save data by bot executing some scripts).

User agent switcher ( allows you to switch your browser user agent which emulates your browser as a mobile browser or tablet browser there by you can save lot of data by visiting mobile website version of your sites which are bandwidth friendly. )

If you use all these extensions you can save 80% of you r data or bandwidth every time you visit a website.

Note: The web may not be pretty when images are turned off and it will be really not a good looking experience but to gain something you have to compromise on things sometimes). 

Sometimes noscript also block essential scripts that make up UI on some websites so, besure to use it only if you are comfortable teaching it rules.If you hate it just disable it partially and everthigng woill be fine.

Also from SEO point of view designing websites using scripts for navigation is bad,but what you can do the website owners should know it.

All the above extensions are also avaiable for chrome as well some times names may be in chnage but all of them are available.

firefox save bandwidth extensions


If you are still using Internet explorer, you should wake up now and switch to a better browser like Firefox/ opera/ chrome. IE fails completely when it comes to data saving or security.

Blocking unnecessary and irrelevant websites when you are searching:

Switching to open dns will not only make your internet more relaible but also help you in increased web secrity and also save you data on web browsing.

Open dns employs a dns based website filtration and security implementation for home, offices and enterprises

Get a free open dns plan and secure your home router or computer.laptop and also save data.

How does it saves your data ?



By blocking the predefined websites based on your preferences, though you may some times find through search results, the open dns will keep it blocking there by saving a ton of data. 

Also makes your dns look ups faster making web browsing faster. You can read more on official open dns site.


Disable  javascript on Firefox browser only if you need it.

Enter  in address bar about:config 

search for javascript and make it false and javascript is disabled, if you toggle it and set it true the javascript is again enabled in browser. older versions has check box in preferences or options or setting in browser menu but newer versions should be able to follow above.

Bonus tips:

use mobile version of your favorite websites like 

to save data and save money. 

These are some of the easy ways to save bandwidth or mobile internet data on pc or mobile phones.

Do you have any other tricks to save more data? let us know, get interactive. comment now.

motorola moto phones in india

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Motorola has launched three new smart phones which are named after Moto Series.These phones are solid,performance oriented and affordable. Motorola is a OEM ( Original Equipment Manufacturer ) Unlike Indian players like Mircomax, Karbonn, Lava and Intex. Motorola do not buy china parts and assemble their phones. Motorola manufactures every piece of these awesome gadgets with specialized custom hardware needed for its specifications. 

Motorola was once the biggest competitor in India when Nokia and Samsung where the only brands present in Indian market.After a long time Motorola made back to Indian market understanding the needs of people who are looking for quality hardware and value for money phones. Motorola phones are not equipped with unused applications/hardware/sensors which are not used by many users.They do not even market on those unused sensors or apps that are really not needed for any average user. They focus on hardware and OS that are the main aspects for a smart phone.

Motorola Moto Series of phones come with Guaranteed OS Upgrade and we have seen it.The latest kitkat update from android coming to Moto Series phone much earlier than Nexus itself. 

The Moto Series has got three budget range phones that satisfied the markets and users who are looking for smart phones that will last a long time.Equipped with durable materials and hardware. These are the best Motorola phones to buy for Motorola fans and people who are looking for good branded phones in their budget ranges.

Moto E Moto G Moto X


Motorola Moto Series Smart phones comes with Android OS.

Moto E  ( low end price segment starts at Rs 6999/- best phones under Rs 7000 in India, also see asus new phone range zenfone series).
Moto G ( Mid range price segment starts at Rs 12,999/- one of the best phones under Rs 15,000/- in India).
Moto X ( Above mid range phone claimed to be one of the best phone under Rs 40k in India).

A quick comparison of Motorola Moto E Vs Moto G vs Moto X.

Price Rs. 12499 Rs. 6999 Rs. 23999
Model Name Moto G Moto E Moto X
SIM Type Dual SIM, GSM + GSM, (Dual Standby) Dual SIM, GSM + GSM, (Dual Standby) GSM (Single SIM)
Operating Frequency GSM - 850, 900, 1800, 1900; UMTS – 2100 GSM - 850, 900, 1800, 1900; UMTS – 2100 GSM - 850, 900, 1800, 1900; UMTS - 2100
OS Android v4.4 (KitKat) Android v4.4 (KitKat) Android v4.4 (KitKat)
Processor 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 Quad Core 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 Dual Core 1.7 GHz Krait CPU The Motorola X8 Mobile Computing System is Comprised of a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro Family Processor, a Natural Language Processor and a Contextual Computing Processor, Dual Core
Graphics Adreno 305, 450 MHz Single Core Adreno 302 400 MHz Single
Adreno 320 Quad Core Processor
Display
Screen Size 4.5 Inches 4.3 Inches 4.7 Inches
Resolution HD, 1280 x 720 Pixels qHD, 960 x 540 Pixels HD, 1280 x 720 Pixels
Primary Camera 5 MP 5 MP 10 MP
Secondary Camera 1.3 MP Absent 2 MP
Battery 2070 mAh Li-Ion 1980 mAh 2200 mAh
Memory 1 GB RAM 1 GB RAM 2 GB RAM
Internal 8 GB 4 GB 16 GB
Sensors Proximity Sensor, Ambient Light Sensor, Hall Effect Sensor, Accelerometer, Magnetometer Accelerometer, Proximity Sensor, Ambient Light Sensor Gyroscope, eCompass, Accelerometer, Ambient Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor
Additional Features Wi-Fi Direct, Mobile Hotspot, Embedded Battery Type, Notification LED P2i, Single White LED, Bluetooth Tethering CrystalTalk, Water-repellent Coating, Miracast Wireless Display, Mixed Usage Time: 24 hrs, Notifications Appear on the Screen, Dimension - Curve: 5.7 - 10.4 mm, Voice Input

These are the best phones from Motorola so far this year. The Motorola Moto Series became so much popular that the exclusive store like flipkart sold out the stock completely just after few days of the lunch. Motorola Moto E has even made it its spot in top smart phones under Rs 7000/- While the Moto G is one of the best below 15k in India. We are seeing a bursting growth of new smart phones lined up this year and expected to see the new players in the Indian market.

Gotenna device brings signal when you are lost

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Gotenna is a device that fits in your pocket and pairs with your smartphone enabling you to stay connected even when there is no signal,no wifi,no satellite signal and no towers nearby. 

This device helps you keep connected with your partner( another gotenna user) in a rnage of upto 80 km. This is an innovative product launched by Brooklyn based GoTenna INC.

The product goes pre orders and expected to shipped after FCC approval this fall. GoTenna comes with 1 year warranty. GoTenna technology is patent pending.

gotenna device

The makers claim that with GoTenna “No Service is No Problem”.

With GoTenna a user can:

  • Send messages even when there's no cell service or wifi
  • Share locations and points of interest when you're off-grid
  • Create your own network with friends or chat with others nearby
  • Send encrypted messages that aren't stored anywhere
  • goTenna is sold in pairs, and each pair comes with two micro-USB charging cables.
GoTenna is compatible with Andriod and Iphone.

gotenna how it works

How it works:

Pair your smart phone to your goTenna device wirelessly, using Bluetooth-LE. Your goTenna needs to be within 20 feet of your phone, so that the two can communicate with each other. 

Use their app to type out a text message or share a location. Your smart phone will send the message to your goTenna, which will then shoot it out, via long-range radio waves (151-154 MHz), to the intended goTenna(s). At the other end, the exact same thing happens, in reverse: the recipient goTenna sends your message over Bluetooth-LE to the smart phone app it's paired with. 

All of this happens in a matter of milliseconds.

goTenna will work on all Apple devices running iOS7 or above, and on Android smart phones running 4.x or above. It also works on ipads and ipods. It also works on kindle or other android tables running Android OS 4.0.3 or higher.

Your goTenna will be able to transmit to any goTenna user within range.

Up to 50.5 miles or 81.2 km on sea / ocean / water bodies / open water.

Up to 49 miles or 78 km in rural areas/ less crowded areas / sub urban with houses.

Up to 27.39 miles or 44 km in urban areas or areas where you are surrounded by concrete buildings which block signal ( skyscrapers/ multi storied buildings etc..)

Up to 49 miles or 78 km in forests and thickly covered with trees and woods.

Upto 50.5 or 81.2 km in deserts and areas where there is nothing in sight and elevations.

Devices like these will help anyone looking to staying connected even in emergencies or when in no service areas.

gotenna for android and ios

Extremely helpful to travelers, adventurers, people living in rural areas, people who go on researching in the wild,deserts and on oceans.

gotenna app

Messages sent via the service are encrypted with RSA-1024 and can be made to self-destruct on receipt, similar to SnapChat. But they cannot be used to send messages directly to smart phones, only to other goTenna-connected devices. 

You can take it with you on your next ski trip, vacation on a deserted island, music festival excursion, field study in a remote area.

Key app features

  • Send & receive text messages for free
  • Share locations on detailed offline maps
  • Instantaneous transmission within range
  • Automatic message retry & delivery confirmation
  • Individual & group messaging
  • ”Shout” broadcasts to anyone within range
  • Proximal friend map & location pinging
  • Emergency chat
  • End-to-end encryption (RSA-1024) & self-destructing messages
  • Compatible with iOS & Android

Key hardware specs

  • Antenna
  • 2-watt radio
  • Flash memory good for 1000’s of messages
  • Rechargeable Lithium-ion battery
  • Micro-USB connector
  • BluetoothLE data interface
  • Status indicator lights
  • Nylon attachment strap
  • Water-resistant
  • Dust-tight
The dimensions of a goTenna are roughly 5.8 in x 1 in x 0.5 in or 146.7 mm x 12.7 mm x 0.5 mm. When the device extends, its length increases by 2.2 in or 56 mm. It weighs 2 oz or 57 g. 

The battery will last you through 2-3 days of normal usage, meaning you have it on when you need to and turn it off when you don’t (e.g. when you’re sleeping). If it’s on 24/7, it will last 30 hours or so. If off, it will hold its charge for about a year and a half.

buy gotenna device

goTenna currently ships to all addresses in the United States and its territories.

If you would like to inquire about shipping to another country, you should contact them.

Official Website: GoTenna

With the innovative device gotenna is going to be the best devices to carry when you are moving to a no service area.

top productivity hacks

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With increasing freelancers ,small business entrepreneurs and individuals working from home, being productive most of the time is very important. In this article we discuss about the productivity hacks,tips and techniques that will improve your overall work day and increase productivity.

When it comes to entrepreneurship/freelancing productivity is directly proportional to the income that you are going to derive out at the end of the month/day/week. So it is very important to stay focused to get the business growing. 

Unlike 9 to 5 workplace schedules many of the work from home individuals lack some scheduling which eventually affects productivity. 

With freedom to be your own boss comes more responsibilities than you ever know or expected. 

Tackling things in which the work life is not affected by personal issues or problems is daunting. 

So we have listed out here the best practices to be done to achieve the productivity for successful career.


  • Goal Setting
  • Scheduling
  • Networking
  • Environment
  • Software Hacks
  • Rewarding
  • Staying Healthy


Goal Setting:

This is an important part that you should never under estimate and you should always set your goals ahead and keep achieving/accomplishing them.

Short term goals

To prioritize your goals you can actually chunk them into pieces/modules and complete them one by one. 

You can bring the modules from your long term goal and do it in short time. 

You can set the term goals in the list to be done which takes less than 2 weeks.



Mid term goals

These goals are actually accomplished in the way of short term goals, mid term goals are part of long term goals that actually done in modules. 

Mid term goals include a set of short term goals that need to be completed in less than 2 months.

top productivity hacks goal setting


Long terms goals

The final business goals or career or monetary goals that you are going to accomplish in a year or less time.

It is very difficult to know the plan that works for your business, bit you should keep on working and try to achieve the targets.

Do not set new goals or targets without achieving the previously scheduled goals. 

Staying focused on the goals is very much important and you should employ action plans and strategies to stay in focus with your goals. 



Understanding you business plans and market research will also help you in reaching your short term goals.


top productivity hacks scheduling

Scheduling:

As important as goal setting is scheduling, as the proper scheduled goals task will always gets completed in less time and with accuracy. Scheduling starts with your daily work and to do list.

It is always recommended to schedule your day ahead of time and only add extra tasks or anything less important after the to do list scheduled by you before.

Schedule a particular time for everything like

  • checking email/social notifications
  • checking clients emails/ messages
  • checking the magazines/news/other less important stuff
  • invoicing/billing/phone conversations with clients
  • hanging out with friends and family

Be sure to avoid unnecessary journeys/hangouts/events no matter what ever may happen with your friends as it will only kill the precious time of your work day. 

Remember being your own boss means more responsibilities, your today’s work and productivity implies how your future prospects will change.

It is important to schedule some time for your personal life and health life. So please dedicate the time for important things in your life without interrupting the work life. 

Occasional breaks from work schedule when you are seriously ill will give you time to get back with more productivity,so utilize every minute of your off day.

There are tons of productivity stuff out there on web but not everything works out for everyone,so try different productivity hacks and stick to the one best works for you. 

No matter which productivity schedule works for your business/career the ultimate goals should should be improved productivity.

You should read about productivity myths and facts that actually clear the confusion if you have anything.

For some

  • Fixing a 5 to do lists works
  • Doing the most difficult work first (beginning of the day ) followed by easy work later worked.
  • Taking 30 minutes break after 2 hour work ( concentrated work) worked.
  • Listening to light music when working makes good for some people.

You must keep the schedule with yourself and keep them striking off when done, prioritizing what is important and what is not is very important when it comes to scheduling the work.

Top productivity hacks networking


Networking:

When you are doing the work alone or working from home, you usually lack some atmosphere that you find in the work place, so it is very important to keep a good network of your niche based colleagues and friends. 

Social interaction helps you meet potential clients and also give opportunity to speak in the public in turn positively affects your confidence. 

When it comes to own business keeping up with contacts and leads is utmost priority. automating email responses can help in great way if you are away from workplace. 

When it is online business we do not know when the lead can contact, so automated emails comes in handy, you can easily set-up email responses based on your needs. If your website is built on word press, you can use gravity forms to automate the response after form submission. 

It is a good habit to keep a form with you for taking down the details on the go or when you are away from desktop. There are lot of apps available for this task but I would recommend the plain old way of using pen and paper as you cannot handle the call and take contact details at the same time on same device. The other way of this is to use call recording apps which makes life easier, when you are not even able to write down on paper. 

Participating in the industry events/seminars and workshops is a great way to get yourself updated with latest knowledge and get interact with some important people there. 

Keep learning from successful people, following the known path is very good point when you do not want to lose anything just because of some crazy ideas. 

Have your linkedin profile updated and actively participate in small business and freelancer forums and groups only when you get some time, you will find some important business tips and tricks from experienced people.  

Use separate email accounts for work and personal conversations.staying tuned to social updates kills your attention. You can overcome attention killers and improve productivity.

Never ever sign up to social media networks using your work mail, as the notifications and buzz from them will distract you all the way. 

Spending less time on email is very good way to improve productivity.

Top productivity hacks environment


Environment:

Your workplace and the environment around you plays a lot of role when it comes to productivity. 

It may not be always possible for you to have a separate room for your home office, but you could always make some arrangements to make the workplace yours, make sure you could be free from noise from surroundings and house hold chores. 

A peaceful environment boosts productivity by improving your concentration on work. 

If you have kids at home make sure to speak to them about the work and ask them to play around some other time or outside. If everything else fails, just hangout in parks/coffee shops/restaurants where you could find free wifi and good atmosphere. 

top productivity hacks positive atmosphere

A positive atmosphere is also known to boost your productivity, so be positive and make people who are positive and encourage what you are doing as your friends, this will help you in several ways apart from productivity it gives you some emotional support for accomplishing your targets and goals. 

Paste a poster with your most inspirational person and a famous quote, now with the help of online printing making your custom poster is very easy,try this to boost your motivation all the time you sit in your room or cubicle. 


A clean and tidy workplace which is uncluttered makes you to find things easier and also makes your workplace professional. This will also improve your productivity a lot. 

Try changing your lighting and switch to natural lights when they are sufficient,fresh breeze and natural light will improve your brain functioning and makes you to work more focused on projects.

top productivity hack apps


Software Hacks: 

This is very important if you are freelancer working in IT or ITES based projects, automation is the key to be more productive, there are lot of apps, addons and extensions to save you from the repeated tasks like checking emails,responses,forms filling and note taking. You just have to grab the right applications and softwares to make your life better.

Remember all the softwares and applications claim to increase your productivity by automation but it is you who have to decide what features you need and what are not required. Spend your money wisely, do not invest on things that you do not need. 

Open source softwares and application will do help you in many ways, with little or no investment you can get things done,all you need to do is to get with little learning curve. 

Use cloud services and storage services like drop box, Google Cloud storage, sky drive etc.. to get connected and in sync with the home computer. 

There are project management and invoice applications bundled together to manage projects in better,playing around and grabbing a best application will save your time and you can focus on business goals.  

Templates are also a some of the way to get the repeated tasks done with ease, make sure you use them. Your browser can do lot of productivity stuff for you using applications like pocket can save your valuable time. 

You can opt out of annoying and distracting ads with ad blocking applications when you are in web research about the project.

Block you social addiction if you cannot self control,with these apps












Top productivity hacks rewarding


Rewarding:

With all the productivity hacks and techniques you will lose some fun time from your daily schedule, so you should reward yourself some time for fun and entertainment this is vey important. 

Also reward your self if you have made some achievement,post it on Facebook or your favourite social media and get some applause and appreciations from everyone. 

We humans beings love being pampered and being great, it mentally helps and motivates us to get more productive, so rewarding yourself occasionally is also going to boost up your productivity a lot. 

Occasional drinks and hanging out with friends is also important to staying connected with them as they are also needed in your life. 

Keep yourself charged with your favourite food or dining at your favourite restaurant on achieving your goals. 

This will help you stay more motivated and focused on achieving you short term goals which in turn help in mid term goals and finally to reach your long term goals. Be honest and don not cheat on celebrating for little achievements. 


Rewarding your clients and business partners will also help you bring the positive atmosphere in them and will bring more relationship. The positive impact will help them in recommending you to their colleagues for the next assignment/project. So rewarding works in both ways.


Top productivity hacks staying healthy

Staying Healthy:

This is very important whether you are a freelancer/small business owner/individual working from home. After all whatever you earn by the end of the day is to live better and happy. This implies healthy living. So living healthy and happy is the primary goal for anyone. 

Your business/project should never interrupt your healthy habits and mental peace. It is very important as the healthy mind can work better than normal mind.

So be focused on health. Take a walk every day or do physical activity for atleast 45 minutes of the day. 

Eat healthy, occasional drinking may not make health impacts but do not get drunk limit your drinking. 

Quit smoking, ideas can also get into your brain with a cup of green tea or fresh shower. 

Exercise regularly and eat healthy food avoid processed and fast food. 

Eat lot of fruits and greens these will make your brain healthy. 

Stop spending the bucks on aerated drinks and use them for buying healthy foods. 

Meditation and yoga can help you keep your blood pressure under control and also makes you happy if you could not exercise for any reason. 

If you opt for gym focus on fitness and do a mix of strength training and cardio. 

Sleep is the most important thing to consider in health segment, getting 6-8 hours of sleep everyday will improve your mental health and concentration. 

Scheduling the timings for sleep is very important make sure you never miss the golden hours where you brain recovers from days stress and gets ready for another day.
 
Never skip breakfast eat it in king size, A good breakfast should include cerals,milk,eggs and fruits.

Eating almonds,walnuts will help your brain work better. Eat fish at least once a week.


Do not worry if you could not afford to spend more on food, staying healthy is also cheap if you could find the right food to eat.

I hope these productivity hacks will improve your lifestyle and improve your productivity. Thank you for reading. Whats your take on productivity, get interactive, comment now.

Asus Zenfone Series starting at Rs 5999 launched in india

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This article is all about asus zenfone series of smart phone launched quietly in online e-commerce shopping portals today. Asus with zenfone range targeted the budget and midrange smart phones from the competitors like micromax,karbonn,Samsung,Motorola,lava and intex.

Starting the range at just 5999/- the smart phones are equipped with rocking hardware and latest operating system just wooed the smart phone buyers.

These Intel and Android powered smart phones also target the top phones under Rs 7000 in India.

Asus is in the smart phone market for a while and it launched the zenfone range of android smart phone on flipkart,after exclusive launch of smart phone from Motorola,micromax,karbonn and other manufacturers this year. Flipkart has also launched Asus zenfone series of android smart phones. Sleek and stylish design makes them look awesome with Asus Branding.

Featuring chick design and changeable back covers make them style as you like. Asus calls the zenfone accessories as zen accessories that are exclusively made for the zenfone series of smart phones.Equipped with Sonic Technology makes the music beats rock.With Smart 3G+ Technology you can watch HD videos and songs without buffering.

Asus Zenfones GPU

Intel Dual Core Powered Asus Zenfone series

The Zenfone series consists of four smart phones starting from Rs 5999/- to Rs 16999/- Exclusive online price from flipkart. These phones are listed on the store for exclusive pre-orders.

Asus Zenfone Series

Zenfone series of smart phones

Asus Zenfone 4 A400CG
Asus Zenfone 5 A501CG
Asus Zenfone 5 A501CG ( 16 GB)
Asus Zenfone 6 A600CG/ A601CG

Flipkart is offering exclusive pre-order freebies and discounts on the asus zenfone series.

Release dates of Asus Zenfone series of android smart phones in India

Asus Zenfone 4 A400CG  Release date:12-07-2014
Asus Zenfone 5 A501CG  Estimated Release Date: 3rd week of July
Asus Zenfone 5 A501CG ( 16 GB) Release Date: 12-07-2014
Asus Zenfone 6 A600CG/ A601CG Release Date: 12-07-2014

While three Zenfone series android smart phones are expected to release on 12th July 2014 the fourth phone is estimated to release on 3rd week on this month. Asus Zenfone range of phones are powered by Android 4.3 Jelly Bean OS  and asus assures that they are upgradable to latest android kitkat OS.The CPU is powered by Intel Processors.

These zenfone range features special zen-ui interface exclusively designed to function based on your needs. Features such as What's Next, Do It Later, Omlet Chat, PixelMaster, Zen Link, and Open Cloud provide smart options to prevent complications and ease out your life.

asus zenfones pixel master camera

The camera lens also features pixel master technology by asus for crispier and high quality pictures. The camera lens has a focal point of 2.0 which enables capturing details very well.With dual sim,3g,best battery life and gorilla glass as standard hardware these zenfone range from asus are going to give tough competition to the Indian smart phone manufacturers as well.

Let us dive into the key features of the four smart phones from asus zen series before we get into the detailed specification of the each.
Key Features of Asus Zenfone Series Smart Phones


Model OS CPU GPU Camera Memory Price
Asus Zenfone 4 A400CG Android v4.3 (Jelly Bean) Upgradeable to v4.4 (KitKat) OS 1.2 GHz Intel Dual Core Processor
With 1 GB RAM
Shared CPU 5 MP Primary, 0.3 MP VGA Secondary Camera 8 GB Internal Memory Expandable memory up to 64 GB. Rs 5999/-
Asus Zenfone 5 A501CG Android v4.3 (Jelly Bean) Upgradeable to v4.4 (KitKat) OS 1.6 GHz Intel Dual Core Processor with 2 GB RAM PowerVR GPU SGX 544 MP2 8 MP Primary, 2 MP Secondary Camera 8 GB Internal Memory Expandable memory up to 64 GB. Rs 9999/-
Asus Zenfone 5 A501CG Android v4.3 (Jelly Bean) Upgradeable to v4.4 (KitKat) OS 1.6 GHz Intel Dual Core Processor with 2 GB RAM PowerVR GPU SGX 544 MP2 8 MP Primary, 2 MP Secondary Camera 16 GB Internal Memory Expandable memory up to 64 GB. Rs 12999/-
Asus Zenfone 6 A600CG / A601CG Android v4.3 (Jelly Bean) Upgradeable to v4.4 (KitKat) OS 1.6 GHz Intel Atom Z2520 Dual Core Processor with Intel Hyper Threading Technology. 2 GB RAM Shared CPU 13 MP Primary, 2 MP Secondary Camera 16 GB Internal Memory Expandable memory up to 64 GB. Rs 16999/-

All these zenfone series phones feature advanced 3G technology such as HSPA+ which are developed to deliver up to 42 Mbps Speeds if the operator gives in your area. 

With Hyper Threading Technology you can experience multitasking and speedier browsing and games. Typically HT technology enabled Intel processors run 4 threads at a time, making it super powered. 

All these zenfone series android mobiles from asus comes in great colours and features making it irresistible to buy.


Asus Zenfone 4 A400CG Android Smart phone

Features and specifications of Asus Zenfone 4 A400CG

  • 4-inch TFT Capacitive Touchscreen, Multi touch,WVGA,Corning Gorilla Glass 3
  • Android v4.3 (Jelly Bean) Upgradeable to v4.4 (KitKat) OS with Special Zen UI
  • 1.2 GHz Intel Atom Z2520 Processor with Intel Hyper Threading Technology, Dual Core
  • 1GB RAM, 8GB Internal Memory, Expandable Storage Capacity of 64 GB
  • 5 MP Primary Camera
  • Dual SIM (GSM + GSM)
  • GPRS,EDGE,3G (42 Mbps HSDPA; 5.76 Mbps HSUPA, HSPA+)
  • Wi-Fi Enabled,Bluetooth v4, Supported Profiles (EDR, A2DP)
  • A-GPS, GLONASS, with Google Maps
  • 0.3 Secondary Camera
  • Battery Lithium, 1600 mAh (Standby 295 hrs (3G) )
  • Available in Charcoal Black, Cherry Red, Pearl White, Solar Yellow.
  • 5 GB Free Lifetime ASUS Web Storage


Asus Zenfone 5 A501CG 8 GB 16 GB


Features and specifications of Asus Zenfone 5 A501CG

  • 5-inch TFT Capacitive Touchscreen, WVGA,Corning Gorilla Glass 3,10-finger Multi-touch Panel, IPS Display, Supports Glove Touch Input,HD,Asus TruVivid Technology
  • Android v4.3 (Jelly Bean) Upgradeable to v4.4 (KitKat) OS with Special Zen UI
  • 1.6 GHz Intel Atom Z2560 Processor with Intel Hyper Threading Technology, Dual Core
  • Power VR GPU 2 GB RAM, 8GB Internal Memory, Expandable Storage Capacity of 64 GB
  • 8 MP Primary Camera,LED with Auto Focus
  • Dual SIM (GSM + GSM)
  • GPRS,EDGE,3G (42 Mbps HSDPA; 5.76 Mbps HSUPA, HSPA+)
  • Wi-Fi Enabled,Bluetooth v4, Supported Profiles (EDR, A2DP)
  • A-GPS, GLONASS, with Google Maps
  • 2 MP Secondary Camera
  • Battery Lithium, 2110 mAh (Standby 353 hrs (3G) )
  • Available in Charcoal Black, Cherry Red, Pearl White, Champagne Gold.
  • 5 GB Free Lifetime ASUS Web Storage





Features and specifications of Asus Zenfone 5 A501CG (16 GB) 

This phone features the similar features of Zenfone 5 A501CG Except with upgraded internal memory by 8 GB making it to 16 GB.


Asus Zenfone A600CG / A601CG


Features and specifications of Asus Zenfone 6 A600CG / A601CG

  • 6-inch TFT Capacitive Touchscreen, WVGA,Corning Gorilla Glass 3,10-finger Multi-touch Panel, IPS Display, Supports Glove Touch Input,HD,Asus TruVivid Technology
  • Android v4.3 (Jelly Bean) Upgradeable to v4.4 (KitKat) OS with Special Zen UI
  • 1.6 GHz Intel Atom Z2520 Processor with Intel Hyper Threading Technology, Dual Core
  • 2 GB RAM, 16 GB Internal Memory, Expandable Storage Capacity of 64 GB
  • 13 MP Primary Camera,LED with Auto Focus
  • Dual SIM (GSM + GSM)
  • GPRS,EDGE,3G (42 Mbps HSDPA; 5.76 Mbps HSUPA, HSPA+)
  • Wi-Fi Enabled,Bluetooth v4, Supported Profiles (EDR, A2DP)
  • A-GPS, GLONASS, with Google Maps
  • 2 MP Secondary Camera
  • Battery Lithium, 3300 mAh (Standby 398 hrs (3G) )
  • Available in Charcoal Black, Cherry Red, Pearl White, Champagne Gold.
  • 5 GB Free Lifetime ASUS Web Storage



All these zenfone series launched on flipkart are good in hardware configuration and asus is known for their motherboards and chips that are made to perfection and will last a life time. But asus has completely ignored the basic sensors in these phones, though most of us do not need those sensors except in some special applications/ games. 

The lacking of some sensors do not make them get behind in race. So far these phones are with good hardware configuration, if asus continues to roll out future android updates these phones series are going to rock Indian markets this year. 

Asus zenfone series already got a very positive response from markets outside India.