• Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Bytes

Published Date: October 20, 2014
Apple slims iPad, sharpens iMac

Apple slims iPad, sharpens iMac

Apple unveiled its new line of products on Thursday, including a thinner iPad that gives customers the ability to unlock the device and purchase items with their fingerprints, reports SFGATE. The iPad Air 2 has a screen that’s 6.1 millimeters thick - thinner than a pencil and nearly 20 percent more slender than the...

Hands On Review

Published Date: October 20, 2014
One Plus One: Simple Math

One Plus One: Simple Math

Self proclaimed “Flagship Killer” of 2014, it is about time you knew about  the OnePlus One if you don't. OnePlus is a Chinese manufacturer that did not exist until six months ago, and their One Smartphone follows strictly the company philosophy of never settling for less. It boasts hardware specifications capable of putting...

Published Date: October 20, 2014
New GPUs unveiled by NVIDIA: Insight

New GPUs unveiled by NVIDIA: Insight

In a world where gaming is not just entertainment rather an obsession, we're always excited about new GPUs. And this week we want your undivided attention on NVidia's latest releases: The GTX 980 and the GTX 970. Do they feature revolutionary GPU technology with a huge performance boost? No. Are they better than...

Kaspersky Security Update

Published Date: October 20, 2014
How to avoid phishing?

How to avoid phishing?

First of all, use common sense. Keep calm and do not fall victim to provocations that are acting as an agent for online scams and 'vishing'. Take a thorough look at the links and websites that they direct you to. If you receive a suspicious link from a friend or colleague, make sure that they are indeed the ones on the other side of the connection before clicking on the link. When facing a 'vishing' attack, remember that no bank employee would ever urgently require your credit card details. Ideally, do not go to a...

Just In

Published Date: October 20, 2014
Gadgets of the week

Gadgets of the week

ASUS k551ln-extra-slim notebook: Whether you are using it for work or for fun, ASUS K551LN is an ideal machine for both productive computing and entertainment. Stylish and durable design is combined with 2.0 GHz 4th Generation Intel Core i7 processor, built-in Nvidia Geforce 2 GB graphics, 15.6-inch display, 8 GB RAM, 1 TB hard...

Published Date: October 20, 2014
Tech Bits

Tech Bits

Scientists want to fight the Ebola outbreak using robots Air Force's mysterious space drone returns after two years in orbit Disney rendered its new animated film on a 55,000-core supercomputer Google freezes Nexus Player orders while it waits for US approval Facebook now actively seeks password leaks to protect its users  

Tech Releases

Published Date: October 16, 2014
ICT State Minister holds session with Microsoft delegates

ICT State Minister holds session with Microsoft delegates

State Minister of the ICT division Mr. Zunaid Ahmed Palak expressed government’s upcoming plans and policies while holding a private meeting with a team of representatives from Microsoft Corporation this Tuesday. The State Minister also said that although the Microsoft Windows operating system has been built in 35 different languages, Bangla is yet to...

Tech Releases

Published Date: October 16, 2014
EPSON expands its presence in Bangladesh

EPSON expands its presence in Bangladesh

Epson, the famed digital imaging technology, recently reiterated its commitment and intention to intensify its presence in the Bangladeshi market and has identified and announced key growth segments for its products in the country. Epson plans to assert its strong position to address Bangladesh’s booming apparel market and fashion and textile printing industry...

Tech releases

Published Date: October 15, 2014
500 Bangladeshi SEO specialists to get high paid jobs

500 Bangladeshi SEO specialists to get high paid jobs

A US  based International affiliate company has decided to hire 500 new freelancers to work on their SEO projects. Those who will be hired will be working from Bangladesh. After an exhaustive international bidding BNSPlanet, an IT company of Bangladesh, was able to come out as the winner. In order to smoothly run...

Hands On Review

Published Date: October 13, 2014
Feel premium without paying premium: Maximus iX

Feel premium without paying premium: Maximus iX

It's a hefty smartphone. There is a certain weight to it that makes it feel quite more premium than it actually is. And that's always a good thing. The weight has the right balance; not too much, not too light either. The edge is bordered by a thin aluminum strip with very steampunk-like exposed screws. They kept it simple on the back with a matt rubberized coating that has so far been quite good at resisting smudges and fingerprints. The sleek squared design reeks of robust industrial simplicity. The phone comes with a flip cover but we'd suggest leaving that off. You would want to show off the sharp looks. So:...

Tech Happening

Published Date: October 13, 2014
Bangladesh's first e-Commerce directory launched

Bangladesh's first e-Commerce directory launched

Computer Jagat, a key promoter of e-Commerce in Bangladesh, has launched a directory enlisting e-Commerce business of Bangladesh. The directory also contains two articles- 'E-commerce in Bangladesh' and 'e-Commerce around the World: Some Reflections'. These articles will give the readers an idea about the e-Commerce sector in Bangladesh and how we are doing...

Kaspersky Security Update

Published Date: October 13, 2014
How infected ATMs gave away millions of dollars

How infected ATMs gave away millions of dollars

What do you need in order to withdraw cash from an ATM? First, you need to have a debit or credit card, which acts as a key to your bank account. Second, you must know the PIN code associated with the card; otherwise, the bank wouldn't approve the transaction. Finally, you need to...

Published Date: October 13, 2014
Just In

Just In

Fujitsu Corporate Lifebook E544 Fujitsu has introduced a new Lifebook: E544. This Lifebook has three categories: Among those, two are core i3 and other one is core i5. The processing power of core i3 is 2.4 GHz and core i5 comes with 3.2 GHz having turbo boost technology. The price of Fujitsu E544 Lifebook...

Published Date: October 13, 2014
Tech Snaps

Tech Snaps

Nick Chou, Senior Account manager of Transcend Bangladesh recently unveiled a series of new SD cards, Solid State Drives and portable media players.

Published Date: October 13, 2014
Tech Bits

Tech Bits

Sharp's all-screen AQUOS Crystal arrives at Sprint Polish town builds a $14,000 statue in honor of Wikipedia Beats and Bose agree to settle noise-cancellation lawsuit out of court Researchers manipulate electrical signals to give prosthetic limbs a sense of touch Honda's latest robotic stool is fun to ride, still impossible to buy  

Tech Releases

Published Date: October 3, 2014
phpXperts, the software developer’s community, organizes AngularJS Conf 2014

phpXperts, the software developer’s community, organizes AngularJS Conf 2014

At 27th September, the biggest conference on AngularJS took place at UIU Campus. phpXperts, the famous software developer’s community, organized the event in association with UIU Computer Club, GDG Dhaka and AngularJS Bangladesh. From the whole country, more than three hundred JavaScript developers have been selected for this conference and specialists from the...

Tech Releases

Published Date: October 2, 2014
e-Commerce fair ‘Award Night’ honors the best and the brightest of ICT

e-Commerce fair ‘Award Night’ honors the best and the brightest of ICT

Recently, Computer Jagat, under the presence of many successful ICT professionals, academicians, businessmen and ICT journalists honored 17 persons for their outstanding contributions in the ICT sector of the country. The Award Ceremony took place at the opening day of Dhaka e-Commerce Fair 2014 held at Public Library auditorium. In total, 16 persons were...

Tech Releases

Published Date: October 2, 2014
e-Commere fair 2014 at a glance

e-Commere fair 2014 at a glance

A three-day e-commerce fair kicked off in Dhaka last month to popularise online shopping and lure young generation to set up more e-trading companies in the country. Computer Jagat, partnered with top brands including The Daily Star, organised the exhibition for the sixth time at Begum Sufia Kamal National Public Library in the...

Tech Releases

Published Date: October 1, 2014
Bangladesh wins WITSA global ICT award

Bangladesh wins WITSA global ICT award

Today Bangladesh was awarded with the prestigious ‘Global ICT Excellence Award’ in the category of ‘Public Sector Excellence’ for outstanding contribution in social development of the nation using IT. ICT division State minister Mr. Zunaid Ahmed Palak received the award on behalf of Bangladesh Government at World Congress on IT-WCIT in Mexico. After receiving...

Tech Releases

Published Date: September 30, 2014
Microsoft Awards Computer Source

Microsoft Awards Computer Source

Computer Source received ‘Best open Distributor’ award from Microsoft Bangladesh on Monday night. Mr. Asif Mahmud and S. M. Mohibul Hasan, Director of Computer Source received this crest jointly in a ‘Partner Award Night -2014’. Microsoft BD Country Director Sonia Bashir Kabir handed over this award to Computer Source for its best contribution...

Tech Releases

Published Date: September 30, 2014
Grameenphone reimburses dropped calls

As a treat to all its customers on Eid al-Adha, Grameenphone today announced it will give 60 seconds reimbursement for dropped voice calls within its network, starting from October 1st. The offer is part of the run-up to celebrating 5 crore GP customers in Bangladesh. On September 15, Grameenphone launched Free Facebook Browsing to all its customers. As the mile-stone of 5 crore customer approaches, Grameenphone today announced another treat to all its customers, building on the strengths of its...

Hands On Review

Published Date: September 29, 2014
Symphony Xplorer P10

Symphony Xplorer P10

The P series by Symphony is back – it might not be bigger than the predecessor but surely multiple times better. The phone that we are reviewing today is Xplorer P10- the mighty successor of P5 which was launched only a month back. The phone is a bit sleeker compared to P5- despite both...

Published Date: September 29, 2014
Tech Happening

Tech Happening

Microsoft Day Celebrated at Bangladesh Microsoft Day 2014 was celebrated on Saturday the 27th September at BCS Computer City, IDB Bhaban, Dhaka. Microsoft Bangladesh Country Manager, Sonia Bashir Kabir spoke about Microsoft products and how important it was to “embrace genuine” in enabling local innovation to flourish. She said, “We the people of Bangladesh...

KASPERSKY SECURITY UPDATE

Published Date: September 29, 2014
Why would hackers be after your network?

Why would hackers be after your network?

A recent survey by Thycotic, a security firm, reveals the motivation behind hackers' actions and their weapons of choice. Use this insight to plan your own cyberdefense. 1. Amazingly, 86% of hackers are sure they would not be punished for their deeds nor need bear responsibility for the consequences. Impunity is the primary call...

Published Date: September 29, 2014
Just In

Just In

Lenovo unveils A7-50 7-inch Android tablet Leading IT product manufacturer Lenovo launched its new A7-50 performance tablet with an in-plane switching (IPS) screen that delivers a wide viewing angle, perfect for sharing content with friends in groups. Lenovo A7-50 is powered by 1.3 GHz Quad Core Processor and runs on Android 4.2 (can be...

Published Date: September 29, 2014
Tech Bits

Tech Bits

Google celebrated 16th birthday with a fun doodle Apple had a disastrous week Telenor in Burma now Indian spacecraft orbits Mars Sony annouces Selfie Camera      

Tech Releases

Published Date: September 28, 2014
Posting free ad on Bikroy.com might let you win a Cow for Eid

Posting free ad on Bikroy.com might let you win a Cow for Eid

Bikroy.com is offering its sellers the chance to win a cow or a goat by posting free adverts on their site. In the occasion of holy Eid-ul- Azha Bikroy.com arranged the competition where anyone can participate.  Eshita Sharmin, Manager, Marketing at Bikroy.com said, “Korbani Eid is one of the biggest festival in our country....

Tech Releases

Published Date: September 25, 2014
Twenty Five apps launched by the government to serve the citizens

Twenty Five apps launched by the government to serve the citizens

This Wednesday September 24, 2014- at the Bangladesh Computer Council (BCC) office in Agargaon a press conference was held to formally launch 25 apps developed by the Bangladesh government in association with MCC and EATL. The ceremony was titled “Jonogoner Aro Kache” and State Minister of ICT Division Mr. Zunaid Ahmed Palak was...

Tech Releases

Published Date: September 23, 2014
Samsung and Grameenphone brings Galaxy Note 4 in Bangladesh

Samsung and Grameenphone brings Galaxy Note 4 in Bangladesh

Samsung Electronics Ltd. Bangladesh and Grameenphone have introduced Galaxy Note 4 in the Bangladesh market today, through an exclusive pre booking offer. Now, Grameenphone Platinum and Platinum Plus customers can pre-book this latest legacy of the global leader Samsung, for only BDT 67,500, while other customers can prebook the Galaxy Note 4 for only BDT 80,000....

Tech Releases

Published Date: September 22, 2014
Government launches Service Portal and Forms Portal

Government launches Service Portal and Forms Portal

  In an effort to centralize all the information regarding Bangladesh government, such names, addresses and contact method of availing services in all the ministries and departments, Bangladesh government has officially launched two brand new websites: services.portal.gov.bd and forms.gov.bd in a press conference yesterday. The press conference was held at the Bangabondhu National Conference Center....

Just In

Published Date: September 22, 2014
Gadgets of this week

Gadgets of this week

6 months, 0%EMI for 6 Fujitsu Lifebook Computer Source is offering six equal monthly installment (EMI) offers at 0% interest rate to buy Japanese Fujitsu Lifebook. This offer is valid up to 15th October 2014 for six updated models. Those are Fujitsu AH544, Fujitsu AH544V, FUJITSU UH554, FUJITSU UH574 and FUJITSU E734. By using...

Tech Releases

Published Date: September 22, 2014
QUBEE revise packages to Go 'Truly Broadband'

QUBEE revise packages to Go 'Truly Broadband'

QUBEE has recently revised its packages for new and existing users so that consumers enjoy more volume and more speed in experiencing true wireless broadband. The company, through the use of advanced technology, is better placed to serve its customers in providing higher speeds and higher volume of data consumption. Accordingly, in addition...

BYTES special

Published Date: September 22, 2014
The Evolution of Television: An infograph

The Evolution of Television: An infograph

 

Kaspersky Security Update

Published Date: September 22, 2014
How to Stay Safe When Connecting to Public Wi-Fi

How to Stay Safe When Connecting to Public Wi-Fi

It's so convenient when you can use free Wi-Fi in a café, in a park, or in the airport. But is it entirely safe? Let's explore what risks you can encounter and how to safely use public Wi-Fi. Usually, Wi-Fi networks in public places are under protected. They often use too simple of an...

Published Date: September 22, 2014
Tech Bits

Tech Bits

    Software Freedom Day celebrated in Bangladesh Banglalink now a family of 3 crore and more. Peugeot's new hybrid concept is half SUV, half sports car Microsoft will double your free OneDrive storage if you auto-upload photos  

Tech Release

Published Date: September 21, 2014
3rd DUITS-ERICSSON IT FEST 2014

3rd DUITS-ERICSSON IT FEST 2014

  Dhaka University IT Society (DUITS) and government’s Information and Communication Technology Division jointly organized the program in cooperation with Ericsson at university’s Senate bhaban in the morning. Project exhibition, apps development, gaming & quiz contest, seminar on internet security, outsourcing & entrepreneur conference, IT based debate & business ideas competition were included in...

Tech Release

Published Date: September 20, 2014
AngularJS Conf 2014 is happening at Dhaka this September

AngularJS Conf 2014 is happening at Dhaka this September

Another tech event is going to take place at United International University, Dhaka at 27th September on popular JavaScript framework AngularJS. The famous phpXperts community group in association with UIU is going to organize this event where renowned software engineers of the country, Mafinar Rashid Khan (Panacea Systems), Mahbubur Rahman (iViveLabs), Mozammel Haque...

Tech Release

Published Date: September 20, 2014
Bangladesh recognized as one of the best outsourcing destinations in the world

Bangladesh recognized as one of the best outsourcing destinations in the world

World renowned management consulting firm AT Kearney has recently published a report on the development of the IT sector in Bangladesh, In that report it was stated that in terms of ‘Financial Attractiveness’ is in the number one position. The statement made in the publication is a matter of prestige for all IT...

Tech Release

Published Date: September 20, 2014
Software Freedom Day celebrated in Bangladesh

Software Freedom Day celebrated in Bangladesh

Bangladesh Open Source Network (BDOSN) today celebrated Software Freedom Day (SFD), an annual worldwide celebration of Free Software. SFD is a public education effort with the aim of increasing awareness of Free Software and its virtues, and encouraging its use. In 2004 this day was first observed and ever since the third Saturday...

Tech Release

Published Date: September 20, 2014
Global Brand 'Partner Meet' Program Held in Dhaka

Global Brand 'Partner Meet' Program Held in Dhaka

Global Brand Private Limited, the authorized distributor of ASUS and Lenovo in Bangladesh has organized a splendid dealer conference named 'Global Brand Partner Meet' on 18th September at Dhaka. Representatives of dealer and reseller houses of ASUS and Lenovo tablet PC of Dhaka participated in this meet up. Global Chairman Abdul Fattah, Managing Director...

Tech Release

Published Date: September 18, 2014
Maple Glory M4 hits the market!

Maple Glory M4 hits the market!

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

Tech Release

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

Mozilla brings Firefox OS-powered smartphones in Bangladesh

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

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

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

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

Kaspersky Security Update

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

Protect what you value most- your unique data

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

Tech Release

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

Shohoz.com- e-ticketing just got easy!

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

Tech Release

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

Spectacular flashmob at Rabindra Sarobar by Bikroy.com

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

Tech Release

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

ASUS WEEK in IDB Bhaban: Two days left!

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

Published Date: September 8, 2014
Portable Bangladesh

Portable Bangladesh

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

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

DirectX 12 : Microsoft's key to salvation

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

Tech Happening

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

GBG Bangladesh bags three awards in Google Community Summit

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

Published Date: September 8, 2014
Just In

Just In

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

Kaspersky Security Update

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

7 tips to stay secured in iCloud

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

Published Date: September 8, 2014
Tech Bits

Tech Bits

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

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

An inside look at how Motorola makes mobile devices

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

Hands On Review

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

G'Five President G10 Promises

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

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

Smartphone Budget Shooout 10k-20k taka

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

Published Date: September 1, 2014
Tech Happening

Tech Happening

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

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

IT based manufacturing process to lead the pharmaceutical industry

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

Published Date: September 1, 2014
Just In

Just In

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

KASPERSKY SECURITY UPDATE

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

Top 10 countries where online resources are seeded with malware

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

Published Date: September 1, 2014
Tech Bits

Tech Bits

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

Tech Spotlight

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

Inside Goodwill's game-filled tech thrift shop

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

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

TOP 5 SSDs in Bangladeshi Market

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

Tech Happening

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

Digital marketers' get-together @DIGI CAFÉ 1.0

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

Tech Spot Light

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

MSP Summit and Imagine Cup 2015 World Finals in snaps!

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

  

Kaspersky Security Update

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

Vulnerable applications used by fraudsters

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

Published Date: August 25, 2014
Just In

Just In

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

Published Date: August 25, 2014
Tech Bits

Tech Bits

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

Hands On Review

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

Okapia Fusion: Forerunner of the newest player

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

Apps on the Floor

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

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

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

Kaspersky Security Update

Published Date: August 18, 2014
5 Myths of Antivirus

5 Myths of Antivirus

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

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

BASIS to carry the expense of award winning freelancer

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

Published Date: August 18, 2014
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MSI Nightblade Z97 hits the market MSI, leading manufacturer of gaming hardware, completes its popular Nightblade mini-ITX Gaming barebone series with the MSI Nightblade Z97. As the name suggest, the Nightblade Z97 implements the latest MSI Z97I GAMING motherboard. This means that the Nightblade Z97 comes with Audio Boost 2, providing the latest technology...

Published Date: August 18, 2014
Tech Bits

Tech Bits

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

Tech Spotlight

Published Date: August 11, 2014
ASUS Transformer Book V

ASUS Transformer Book V

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

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

Huawei nearly doubling its shipment of Smartphones from last year

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

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

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

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

Kaspersky Security Update

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

Countries where users face the highest risk of local infection

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

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

Published Date: August 11, 2014
TECH BITS

TECH BITS

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

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

Top Five Gaming Laptops in Bangladesh

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

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

Microsoft announces 2014 Worldwide Imagine Cup winners

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

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

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

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

Published Date: August 4, 2014
Mobile banking Trojans

Mobile banking Trojans

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

Published Date: August 4, 2014
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  ASUS RT-N66U dual-band wireless gigabit router The amazing ASUS RT-N66U dual-band N900 wireless gigabit router is now available in Bangladesh. The RT-N66W increases Wi-Fi speed for both 5 GHz and 2.4 GHz transmission by 50% up to 900Mbps that makes it ideal for bandwidth demanding tasks such as 3D HD video streaming, multiplayer gaming,...

Published Date: August 4, 2014
Tech Bits

Tech Bits

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

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Samsung Galaxy K ZOOM

Published Date: July 28, 2014
Zoom in with style

Zoom in with style

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

Tech Happening

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

BASIS Executive Council congratulated by Grameenphone

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

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

Top Five Smartwatches in Bangladesh right now!

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

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

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

Why do cybercriminals need your smartphone?

 

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

Top ten websites you need for EID Preparation!

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

Published Date: July 21, 2014
Online infection worldwide

Online infection worldwide

 

Published Date: July 21, 2014
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Okhanei.com launches with grand Eid offers To bring ease and peace in mind to the consumers, a new online e-commerce venture okhanei.com started its operation. To attract more customers after the launch, Okhanei.com has brought few interesting Eid offers. The inventor of this e-commerce site includes 250+ local and numerous foreign imported products. Any...

Published Date: July 21, 2014
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Brother MFC-J3520 Color Multi-functional Inkjet Printer An affordable and versatile printer for the home and small office, the Brother MFC-J3520 InkBenefit is able to print, copy, scan and fax in both A3 and A4 formats. It also prints a comparable 27 color pages per minute. Each ink cartridge is good for 2,400 black and...

Hands On Review

Published Date: July 14, 2014
Walton Primo RX2

Walton Primo RX2

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

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

The Day of the DRONES!

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

Published Date: July 14, 2014
Tech Flash

Tech Flash

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

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

Published Date: July 14, 2014
Tech Bits

Tech Bits

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