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Published Date: December 18, 2014
EATL-Prothom Alo App Boot Camp 2015 starts this Saturday

EATL-Prothom Alo App Boot Camp 2015 starts this Saturday

EATL-Prothom Alo Apps Contest 2015 starting this December 20, 2014 will be bringing 2000 participants under one roof at Mirpur Indoor Stadium for a boot camp. In the event, the participants will get to learn about the growth and future of app industry, development of User Experience (UX) and User Interface (UI) and...

Tech Releases

Published Date: December 18, 2014
What Intel Predicts for 2015

What Intel Predicts for 2015

  Intel held the ‘INTEL PREDICTIONS EVENT 2015’ today, December 17, 2014, in Dhaka. The Predictions Event recapped key moments from 2014 and a look ahead at predictions for the coming year. Zia Manzur, Country Business Manager for Intel in Bangladesh, presented a keynote speech highlighting that it has been another breakthrough year for Intel...

Tech Releases

Published Date: December 18, 2014
800 freelancers trained to join online marketplace

800 freelancers trained to join online marketplace

Compared to men, women are doing significantly better in online marketspace. According to a research conducted recently, woman earns near about $2 more compared to man- said ICT State Minister Zunaid Ahmed Palak. He was addressing a crowd of freelancers, dignitaries and press as chief guest in an event titled ‘Women’s achievements in...

Tech Releases

Published Date: December 18, 2014
Mapple Mobile’s Prime-3 Smartphone now available in markets

Mapple Mobile’s Prime-3 Smartphone now available in markets

Local handset company Mapple Mobile introduced its new model smartphone in the market, Prime-3, at an affordable price. The most enticing featuures of the entry level phone are its great battery capacity and relevant sensors. The phone runs on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean operating system with 4 inches IPS (In-plane switching) display. It...

Published Date: December 15, 2014
National Hackathon winners announced!

National Hackathon winners announced!

After 36 hours of marathon programming the national hackathon came to an end, where developers worked to bring about technological solutions to the 10 national problems. This event, the biggest of its kind, started last week at the Dhaka Institution of Diploma Engineers Bangladesh (IDEB). Ten teams have won in the 10 categories...

Tech Happening

Published Date: December 15, 2014
Smartphone & Tab Expo ends with a bang

Smartphone & Tab Expo ends with a bang

To introduce users to modern smartphones and tablets and for them to try the products and make purchases, a three day 'Grameenphone Smartphone and Tab Fair 2014' was held at the Bangabandhu International Conference Centre, starting from the 12th of December. The fair continued till 14th December. This was the third exhibition of...

Tech Happening

Published Date: December 15, 2014
ACM-ICPC programming contest held

ACM-ICPC programming contest held

Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST) team 'SUST_DownToTheWire' was announced as Champion in ACM- ICPC, the most prestigious programming contest around the world. Team '3e8nm' from Taiwan became 2nd and another team SUST_ATTOPROTTOYEE became 3rd in the contest. 135 teams from 72 universities and different IT institutes participated in this online contest from...

Published Date: December 15, 2014
JUst In

JUst In

ASUS Announces New Fonepad 7 FE375CG Tablet PC ASUS recently announced the new ASUS Fonepad 7 FE375CG. This 7-inch tablet with dual-SIM, 3G phone functionality is powered by the latest 64-bit Intel® Atom™ Z3560 1.83GHz quad-core processor, and features a new design that is lighter and narrower than its predecessor. The Fonepad 7 also features dual front speakers for immersive multimedia, 1 GB RAM, 8 GB storage, 5-megapixel rear-facing and 2-megapixel front-facing cameras with PixelMaster technology for enhanced camera functions for high-quality images and video. The FE375CG is now available in black, white and gold color. Price: 17,500/-   Lumia 535 Dual SIM Launched in Bangladesh Microsoft this week announced the availability of the...

KASPERSKY SECURITY UPDATE

Published Date: December 15, 2014
Protect Your Android

Protect Your Android

The open and flexible nature of the Android mobile OS is what made it a leader in the mobile market, but it is also the basis for the notorious fragmentation issue that is often mentioned. While Android versions may differ, we have aggregated some general tips to ensure that your Android device is ultimately more secure. 1. Only download applications from the Google Play store. 2. Check the permissions that an application is seeking to use to make sure that they are appropriate for that app. 3. Use strong passwords! 4. Encrypt all of the data on...

Published Date: December 15, 2014
Tech Bits

Tech Bits

Hulu offers free streaming on Android over the holidays Google Now is almost ready to control your Nest thermostat Virgin Oceanic pauses its deep sea exploration plans Project Loon works with France's space agency to develop next-gen balloons FBI warns businesses about large-scale Iranian hacking threats  

Tech Flash

Published Date: December 10, 2014
Rise Up Labs introduces: ‘Highway Chase’

Rise Up Labs introduces: ‘Highway Chase’

Local smartphone game developer Rise Up Labs has come up with a brand new shooting game called ‘Highway Chase’. Rise Up Labs, famed for their previous best seller ‘Tap Tap ants’ which saw 15 million+ download, expects this to be a instant hit as well.  ‘This game is addictive and easy to play’...

Tech Releases

Published Date: December 10, 2014
ACM ICPC Dhaka round champion declared!

ACM ICPC Dhaka round champion declared!

Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST) team ‘SUST_DownToTheWire’ was announced as Champion in ACM- ICPC, the most prestigious programming contest around the world. Team ‘3e8nm’ from Taiwan became 2nd and another team SUST_ATTOPROTTOYEE became 3rd in the contest. 135 teams from 72 universities and different IT institutes participated in this online contest from...

Tech Releases

Published Date: December 9, 2014
Real estate hunting goes online in developing countries

Real estate hunting goes online in developing countries

Real estate industries across Asia are moving online, with a new report revealing that online property search is on the rise across the region. The findings are contained in a new report from global property website Lamudi into real estate in 16 emerging countries. The report, Real Estate in the Emerging Markets, covers...

Tech Releases

Published Date: December 3, 2014
Country's biggest hackathon to start from December 6th

Country's biggest hackathon to start from December 6th

  The National Mobile Hackathon, to be held from 6th-7th December, is supposed to be the biggest Hackathon Bangladesh ever saw.  Organized by the ICT Division, this coding fiesta will be held at Diploma Engineers Institute near Kakrail. The event will be actually addressing ten specific local problems such as corruption, water transport safety,...

Hands on Review

Published Date: December 1, 2014
Samsung Galaxy Note 4: Charming as always

Samsung Galaxy Note 4: Charming as always

Some people are saying Samsung is in a slump- with so many competitors out there it is falling behind in amusing the customers. I would like to answer those people in three words  a number: Samsung Galaxy Note 4. This fourth gen phablet is great to look at, thrilling to hold and exciting to shoot with. Starting with the dimensions: Samsung has managed to keep the dimensions almost same as before – as a result it's really comfy compared to 6-inch Lumia 1520 & iPhone 6 Plus. There is this metal frame running all around the body- certainly makes the phone a lot more classy. The backcover is made of...

APPS ON THE FLOOR

Published Date: December 1, 2014
Bornomala

Bornomala

Remember the days when you had to buy something called 'Adorsho Lipi' (Alphabet Introductory Booklet) for your young ones. That particular booklet would work fine if you wanted to raise your toddler in 2000, not in 2014. Now we have apps- apps that make your tot learn the very basics of language and...

Site Must See
First ever online platform to promote Positive Bangladesh

Published Date: December 1, 2014
ADDRESS BANGLADESH

ADDRESS BANGLADESH

For the first time in Bangladesh an online platform has started their operation to feature the development activities in Bangladesh known as Address Bangladesh (www.addressbangladesh.com). They are willing to work towards a positive Bangladesh, the learning's and the developing sectors of the country. ICT based organization DEN (Digital Equality Network) and DEN Web...

KASPERSKY SECURITY UPDATE

Published Date: December 1, 2014
The 3 Most Secure and Private Messaging Services

The 3 Most Secure and Private Messaging Services

In the age of Internet surveillance, private and secure messaging is a necessity. The Electronic Frontier Foundation recently published a thorough analysis measuring the security and privacy of a long list of mobile and Internet messaging services. We are mentioning here the top 3: 1. Chatsecure is a free and open source encrypted chat application for iPhone and Android. It is developed by the Guardian Project and meets each of the EFF's qualifications, but only when used in conjuncture with the Tor-powered Orbot privacy plugin. 2. CryptoCat is an open source encrypted messaging service available on the Chrome, Firefox, Safari and Opera browsers, as well as the Mac OS X operating...

Published Date: December 1, 2014
Tech Bits

Tech Bits

Sony Pictures is worried that North Korea hacked its computers TZOA is a wearable that tells you where to find clean air European Union tells search sites how to handle your 'right to be forgotten’ Pizza Hut's eye-tracking menu knows what you want before you do OnePlus and Cyanogen on brink of breakup after India fight  

Tech Flash

Published Date: November 28, 2014
Digital World 2015 Expo on the way

Digital World 2015 Expo on the way

ICT division recently announced the date for the ‘Digital World Expo’ in BCC Bhaban at Agargaon. The upcoming event will be held next February 09-12, 2015. For those of you who don’t know: Digital World is the largest digital expo of Bangladesh. ICT divisions will be arranging this event in cooperation of Bangladesh...

Tech Releases

Published Date: November 26, 2014
Microsoft Bangladesh attempts World’s largest selfie ever

Microsoft Bangladesh attempts World’s largest selfie ever

  Microsoft Mobile Device & Services (MMDS) Bangladesh mesmerized the world with their attempt to create the World’s Largest Selfie. The World’s Largest Selfie has been captured with at least 1,151 selfie lovers in one gigantic selfie in front of the Bashundhara City Shopping Mall at 3pm on 22ndNovember. The world record attempt was to...

Tech Releases

Published Date: November 26, 2014
Flora brings six new Prestigio 3G tabs & smartphones

Flora brings six new Prestigio 3G tabs & smartphones

Flora limited has launched six new 3G gadgets of Prestigio brand in Bangladesh with 12 months installment payment offer using BRAC Bank, Standard Chartered Bank, City Bank and Mutual trust Bank credit cards. These are the new Prestigio Tablet PC Multipads which include PMP5785 and PMP5101C. 3G and Dual-Sim supported Prestigio Smartphones which...

Tech Releases

Published Date: November 25, 2014
Lamudi launches iOS app

Lamudi launches iOS app

International property portal Lamudi has rolled out its iOS app for property seekers in a further 11 countries, making the popular mobile application available across the company’s global network. The iOS app has been progressively rolled out in countries across Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Latin America since it was launched in June....

Tech Happening

Published Date: November 25, 2014
Priyo.com gets Silicon Valley based firm's funding

Priyo.com gets Silicon Valley based firm's funding

Fenox Venture Capital Inc,  a Silicon Valley-based global venture capital firm, started to invest in Priyo Ltd. (Priyo.com) –a internet portal in Bangladesh. Priyo.com started its journey back in 2011 with a very small team and has been able to garner good traction in internet traffic among the Bangladeshi communities around the world....

Published Date: November 24, 2014
MAKE-A-THON

MAKE-A-THON

                       

Kaspersky Security Update

Published Date: November 24, 2014
5 steps to boost your iPhone's battery life

5 steps to boost your iPhone's battery life

The reason why the iPhone's battery drains so quickly is very simple: by default, iOS is tuned to give you the best performance — graphics, speed, usability and the contextual abilities of the apps. Frankly, app developers were obviously not supposed to think about the battery at all. But you care and so...

Just In

Published Date: November 24, 2014
Lenovo Thinkpad E440 Laptop launched

Lenovo Thinkpad E440 Laptop launched

Enjoy the benefits of having a reliable laptop that you can take with you wherever you go with the Lenovo Thinkpad E440 laptop. Its compact, flat 14-inch HD LED display and lightweight design makes it easy to bring whether at your work place or business meetings. Save tons of important files with its...

Just In

Published Date: November 24, 2014
ASUS X555LN Laptop in the market

ASUS X555LN Laptop in the market

Designed for everyday multitasking and entertainment for smart and practical users, the ASUS X555LN notebook redefines your expectations of all-rounder notebook. It features an 2.00 GHz Intel® Core™ i7 processor and 2 GB video memory of NVIDIA GeForece GT840M  graphics, gives you everything you need for a truly satisfying multitask computing and multimedia...

Published Date: November 24, 2014
Tech Bits

Tech Bits

1. SpaceX's reusable rockets get help from 'X-wing' fins and drone ships 3D Robotics' new drone can follow you around, carry a mirrorless camera Samsung asks the US government to block NVIDIA's chips Google Maps offers more info about destinations and alternate routes FCC Chairman says fear of lawsuits is holding up Net Neutrality  

Tech Releases

Published Date: November 19, 2014
Makers, dreamers and innovators throng to ‘Make-A-Thon’

Makers, dreamers and innovators throng to ‘Make-A-Thon’

Make-A-Thon, countries first hardware hackathon, took off yesterday. The event started at around 10:30am and was attended by over 80 participants that include teams and individual attendees. Dr. Siddik-E-Rabbani, the head of bio-medical physics and technology at Dhaka University, took the stage next and demonstrated some of the innovative medical equipments he has...

Tech Talk

Published Date: November 17, 2014
‘DOT NGO': A new top level domain for the non profiteers

‘DOT NGO': A new top level domain for the non profiteers

For those who don't understand: a top level domain is one of the domains at the highest level in the hierarchical Domain Name System of the Internet. Still not getting it? Simply put: anything you see after the last DOT of any web address is Top level domain or TLD.   Worldwide there is...

Published Date: November 17, 2014
Android Modding 101

Android Modding 101

Most people think that modding Android is as complicated as sending a man on Mars, but I assure you it's not. The 1st few parts are tricky yes, but once that's out of the way, it's so simple even a 5 year old could do it. To understand modding, we are ready covered...

KASPERSKY SECURITY UPDATE

Published Date: November 17, 2014
3 Security features in Apple OS X Yosemite

3 Security features in Apple OS X Yosemite

Apple OS X Yosemite (10.10) has arrived, and it's time to look at what it's going to offer us from a security point of view. Apple has actually set up a special page dedicated to security for OS X with a lengthy amount of text – there's a lot of it, but it's...

Tech Happening

Published Date: November 17, 2014
Microsoft boot camp held on “Azure” and “Office 365” in Dhaka

A day long boot camp held in Dhaka about two solutions: “Microsoft Azure” and “Office 365”. Cloud-based “Microsoft Azure” solution user can get a virtual data center support without the physical set-up. For certain period of time and demand user can add and remove extra RAM, Processor, Storage for their particular need in online. Its uptime support is 99.9%. The boot camp was organized by Computer Source. This program was held in a conference center at Dhanmondi on last...

Published Date: November 17, 2014
TECH BITS

TECH BITS

Facebook will filter out excessively promotional Page posts in 2015 Ford, UPS and Visa want net neutrality, but they won't tell you that Uber cars will soon stream passengers' Spotify playlists US Navy puts its first laser weapon into service First ever Conference of Bangladeshi Internet Professionals held

Tech Releases

Published Date: November 17, 2014
Banglalink bagged WITSA Mobile Excellence Award 2014

Banglalink bagged WITSA Mobile Excellence Award 2014

Banglalink has recently been awarded with Mobile Excellence in World Information Technology and Services Alliance (WITSA) 2014 Global ICT Excellence Awards. Shihab Ahmad, Chief Commercial Officer of Banglalink received the award from Zunaid Ahmed Palak, State Minister for Information & Communication Technology (ICT) and the Chief Guest at the press conference event for...

Tech Update

Published Date: November 15, 2014
Brace yourselves, GEEKs - Make-A-Thon is here!

Brace yourselves, GEEKs - Make-A-Thon is here!

  The first ever Hardware Hackathon- 'Make-a-thon' will be starting from the 18th of November. This three daylong event is expected to attract tech enthusiasts, developers, makers, designers, crafters, educators, tinkerers, hobbyists, engineers, science clubs, authors, artists, students, and commercial exhibitors.  Aimed to give developers, designers and makers a chance to work on next gen...

Tech Releases

Published Date: November 14, 2014
Samsung launches third generation DVM S air conditioner

Samsung launches third generation DVM S air conditioner

    Samsung Electronics Bangladesh has launched their third generation air conditioner Samsung DVM S in Bangladesh. Samsung DVM S is a smart System Air Conditioner which with its wide range of capacities & advanced technology gives perfect cooling & heating solution for any type of space from high-rise buildings to small commercial places. It...

Tech Update

Published Date: November 11, 2014
Google Bus to hit the streets of Dhaka

Google Bus to hit the streets of Dhaka

Google Bus- an educational outreach  program will be launched in Dhaka on 12th November. This initiative aims to educate half a million college and university students from around Bangladesh about the power of using Google tools as a resource to support learning, and collaboration in everyday life. State Minister, Ministry of Information & Communications...

Tech Releases

Published Date: November 11, 2014
e-Commerce Association Bangladesh (eCAB) meets the press

e-Commerce Association Bangladesh (eCAB) meets the press

Press conference of e-Commerce Association of Bangladesh (e-CAB) took place recently at the V I P Lounge of National Press Club. Established to ensure the growth of the e-Commerce sector in Bangladesh, e- CAB held this press conference to address some of the most pressing matters with the members of Advisory Council, Executive...

DIY

Published Date: November 10, 2014
Android Modding 101

Android Modding 101

Ever wonder why Android is so popular? If you ask this question to 10 people and 9 of them will answer that it's because of the cost, or magnitude of choice or the abundance of apps. The remaining 1 person will probably answer with the fact that the prospect of modifying android is so vast, it's hard to pass up. Well, sure those 9 didn't exactly answer wrong, but to me, that last answer was the sole reason I ended up with Android. Due to the very nature of Android being open-source means that the developer community is constantly coming up with goodies that can enhance and even lengthen the...

Published Date: November 10, 2014
Bangladeshi Women at the Grace Hopper Celebration 2014

Bangladeshi Women at the Grace Hopper Celebration 2014

“Congratulations!” Who does not like an email starting with that word, especially when it's from the scholarship board of the Grace Hopper Celebration (GHC)? Yes, this year I was part of the fortunate 26% of the scholarship applicants who were honored with a scholarship grant. This came as a big surprise to me since...

Tech Happening

Published Date: November 10, 2014
ISPAB protests the sudden removal of last mile overhead internet cables

ISPAB protests the sudden removal of last mile overhead internet cables

Internet Service Providers Association of Bangladesh (ISPAB) yesterday arranged a press conference urging the governmentto stop removing the 'Last Mile Overhead (LMO)' cables. Mr. Imdadul Haque, the General Secretary of ISPAB, in his speech, mentioned that these LMOs are the cables connecting the Local Distribution Point (LDP, also known as POP) with the...

KASPERSKY SECURITY UPDATE

Published Date: November 10, 2014
WireLurker Apple malware targets Mac OS X then iOS

WireLurker Apple malware targets Mac OS X then iOS

A new family of malware emerged yesterday called WireLurker, and it's capable of infecting devices running both Apple's mobile iOS platform as well as its desktop Mac OS X operating system. Palo Alto Networks, the security company that uncovered the threat, believes that WireLurker could usher in a new era of increased Apple...

Published Date: November 10, 2014
Tech Bits

Tech Bits

DARPA goes beyond killer robots with prosthetics and Ebola research Xbox One update arrives with customization and Twitter tie-ins Cyborg cockroaches can help find survivors through their voices Facebook makes it easier to hide your annoying friends' posts Taylor Swift wants no part of the music streaming 'experiment’  

Tech Releases

Published Date: November 6, 2014
Samsung Galaxy Note 4 now available in local market

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 now available in local market

Samsung Electronics Ltd. has launched their latest monster flagship – the Galaxy Note 4. This outstanding new device has been made available in the local market from 31st October. The Galaxy Note 4 has given extraordinary finesse to its S Pen, improving the digital handwriting experience through enhanced pressure sensitivity, and enriching users’ writing...

Tech Releases

Published Date: November 6, 2014
Online marketplace Kaymu celebrates 1st anniversary

Online marketplace Kaymu celebrates 1st anniversary

As the country’s leading online marketplace, Kaymu celebrates its first anniversary at Spectra Convention Centre in the capital. Kaymu is the largest and safest online marketplace for the emerging market. It connects buyers and sellers and allows them to take advantage of the best deals on an extensive range of products including electronics,...

Tech Releases

Published Date: November 6, 2014
Engineering Firm 'The Escape Bangladesh' wins prestigious award

Engineering Firm 'The Escape Bangladesh' wins prestigious award

The Escape Bangladesh was awarded the World Quality Commitment Award-2014 in the gold category for outstanding contribution in Technology, Leadership and Business Innovation from the international business organization Business Initiative Directions (BID). The award ceremony was held at the International Quality Convention in France’s capital Paris recently. Escape Bangladesh Ltd Chairman and Chittagong...

Tech Release

Published Date: November 6, 2014
Leica Geosystems held seminar on Leica Technology Updates

Leica Geosystems held seminar on Leica Technology Updates

Swiss company Leica Geosystems held their first seminar in Bangladesh to showcase their world’s best high end technology to government and private enterprises. The seminar named ‘Leica Technology Update’ was aimed primarily at the land survey community of Bangladesh and was recently organized by Leica Geosystem’s local partner Celestial Tech at the Surma...

Hands on Review

Published Date: November 3, 2014
Symphony GoFox F15: A long way to go

Symphony GoFox F15: A long way to go

Display The 3.5 inch TFT HVG display is no retina display but it will render all details fluidly enough. Small lettering while browsing the net appears slightly jagged but very readable. The brightness works well even in bright sunlight.  Processor The single core 1GHz processor doesn't stutter from the regular usage. By regular we mean updating the BYTES Facebook page regularly, attacking all the statuses on social media and listening to music. Then there's calls. Camera The snapper on the back is a 3.2 MP basic camera that struggles to take pictures in low light. The front facing camera is 0.3 MP unit which isn't particularly recommended for flattering selfies. Shape The shape is a...

Tech Happening

Published Date: November 3, 2014
Dell Introduces PowerEdge 13th generation server portfolio

Dell Introduces PowerEdge 13th generation server portfolio

Dell recently unveiled its most advanced and easy-to-manage portfolio of PowerEdge servers, designed to help customers worldwide address and optimize the evolving spectrum of application and workload requirements. The new Dell PowerEdge portfolio– which begins with five form-factors across blade, rack and tower servers– provides customers with choice in how they address industry...

Tech Happening

Published Date: November 3, 2014
Bangladesh re-elected as an ITU executive member

Bangladesh re-elected as an ITU executive member

Bangladesh finally got elected in the ITU Council for the term of 2015-2018.  To enlighten the nation about this tremendous achievement, ICT Division recently arranged a press conference in Bangladesh Secretariat. Bangladesh was able to secure 115 votes in the election. Due to the resulting no. of votes, Bangladesh obtained 7th position among...

Kaspersky Security Update

Published Date: November 3, 2014
Why it is better to purchase an antivirus directly from the Authorised Reseller

Why it is better to purchase an antivirus directly from the Authorised Reseller

1. Non-existent/blocked/invalid license code Anyone can produce a combination of letters and numbers that look like a software code, as well as post an offer for a blocked, invalid or out-of-date code. A buyer is essentially unable to check the validity of the code prior to the purchase. This is something that fraudsters have...

Sites Must See

Published Date: November 3, 2014
Tutu-the rabbit- a new gaming portal in town!

Tutu-the rabbit- a new gaming portal in town!

Currently there are nearly 174 Crore 70 Lac gamers worldwide, amongst which mobile device based gamers are near about 120 Crore. With a view to tap in to that market, MCC started an initiative recently. They are bringing out Bangladesh's first HTML 5 based online gaming portal: 'TUTU –the rabbit'. By accessing the...

Published Date: November 3, 2014
Just in

Just in

Lenovo Flex 2, Multi-touchscreen DUAL-MODE Laptop The new dual-mode Lenovo Flex 2, the 14.1-inch laptop creatively flip 300° for stand mode, a convenient way to make presentations and provide a more comfortable touch experience. Opening the screen lid reveals clean lines and a keyboard design with backlighting. The notebook is available with 1366 x...

Published Date: November 3, 2014
Tech Bits

Tech Bits

The iBox Nano 3D printer is almost as cheap as it is tiny Google bringing services to easily share files between Android and iOS Gmail for Android is ready to handle all your email accounts Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo crashes after launch Hungary's internet tax axed after public protests  

Tech Releases

Published Date: October 31, 2014
Aamra Open House 2014 held

Aamra Open House 2014 held

   Aamra Open House 2014 was held on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at Lakeshore Hotel, Dhaka. Open House is the annual networking event hosted by Aamra Companies dedicated for its customers, partners, vendors and stakeholders. The multi-faceted event, in its fourth edition, is an opportunity to meet and network with valued customers, partners, vendors and stakeholders in...

Tech Releases

Published Date: October 28, 2014
Bangladesh re-elected as an ITU executive member

Bangladesh re-elected as an ITU executive member

  After hours of campaigning in Busan, Bangladesh finally got elected in the ITU Council for the term of 2015-2018. Bangladesh was able to secure 115 votes in the election. Due to the resulting no. of votes, Bangladesh obtained 7th position among the 13 vacant positions. The State Minister for ICT Division of MoPT...

Infograph

Published Date: October 27, 2014
Brighter tomorrow: The timeline of lighting technology

Brighter tomorrow: The timeline of lighting technology

Light started with some cavemen hitting each other with rocks and possibly the resulting spark set their hair on fire. Since then, light has helped us build TVs, conquer our fears of the dark and most importantly look for objects from beneath heavy furniture. We chart the evolution of lighting technology and realize,...

Kaspersky Security Update

Published Date: October 26, 2014
Android 5.0 data better protected with new crypto system

Android 5.0 data better protected with new crypto system

There's been a lot of hoopla in recent weeks over claims from Google that user content, stored in the latest iterations of the Android operating system, is encrypted in such a way that Google does not have the capacity to decrypt the locally stored information. According to Nikolay Elenkov of Android Explorations, Android users have had the option to deploy full disk encryption (FDE) since Android 3.0, also known as Honeycomb. Android's FDE offering then remained largely unchanged until Google fortified it in Android 4.4. They will strengthen that cryptographic system yet again in Android L, but more importantly, they are also turning FDE on by default for the first...

Tech Happening

Published Date: October 26, 2014
Firefox App Challenge begins

Firefox App Challenge begins

On 22nd October 'Firefox App Challenge' competition was inaugurated at a press release at the Bissho Shahitto Kendro. For the first time such a competition of application developers will be organized by Grameenphone, Mozilla and MCC Ltd. Present at the occasion was Grameenphone's External Communications Deputy Director Mr. Talat Kamal and MCC's Deputy...

Published Date: October 26, 2014
Just In

Just In

  Logitech brings Bluetooth adaptor for music Logitech Bluetooth adapter can play music via Bluetooth from any Smartphone or Tablet or Bluetooth enabled PC within 50 feet range. This Bluetooth adapter turns the traditional Speakers and Home Theatres into a Bluetooth speaker by simply connecting their plug into the adapter. Just pressing the Bluetooth sign of the adapter it connects with the devices automatically.  Price: Tk. 3,000/- with 12 Months replacement facility.     ADATA Launches UV130 USB Flash Drive ADATA® Technology, a leading manufacturer of high-performance DRAM modules and NAND Flash application products, today launches the UV130 USB Flash Drive. Therefore, the capless UV130 features a race car spoiler-inspired design with a big strap hole for...

Published Date: October 26, 2014
Tech Bits

Tech Bits

Italy hopes free public WiFi will help revive its economy Drug stores drop Apple Pay and Google Wallet to push their own payment tech Amazon has made its Appstore for Android obsolete Sundar Pichai takes control of Google's crucial products Joseph Gordon-Levitt is shooting a 4K film with Samsung's NX1      

Tech Releases

Published Date: October 24, 2014
Digital Center Entrepreneurs Conference starts this November

Digital Center Entrepreneurs Conference starts this November

‘Digital Center Entrepreneurs Conference 2014’ will be held on the 4th year of founding the nationwide digital center. The event is stated to be held on 11th November at the National Parade Ground and is expected to see the participation of more than 11,000 entrepreneurs from union, City Council and City Corporation. Prime Minister...

Published Date: October 23, 2014
Hands-on with Nexus 6, Android Lollipop

Hands-on with Nexus 6, Android Lollipop

Smack dab in the middle of last week, Google announced two new pieces of shiny: the Nexus 6 phone, and the Nexus 9 tablet. Alas, both announcements came by way of blog post, rather than the standard fanfare-filled physical event - meaning no one actually got to touch the devices, reports TechCrunch. Until now! (function(d, s,...

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....

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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  

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