How to harness the power of various social media networks for building your brand?

Social Media Marketing is the most dynamic and influential marketing strategy to promote your brick-and-mortar or online business. Choosing the power of internet to multiply the traffic, user engagement and overall sales of the brand is intelligent and reasonable.


At first, Social Networking seemed a generation fad for interacting with their school, college and neighborhood friends and stay connected. Nevertheless, with the world getting digitized each passing day, digital media is a major channel for accelerating business growth for most enterprises.

While every organization is seen focusing on driving their ROI via multiple social media platforms like Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, YouTube and others, not all are successful in generating results. It is significant to understand the importance of each of these media platforms and their behaviors to work accordingly for a result-driven business.

This is in fact the perfect time to take advantage of the following facts:

  • Currently, there are more than 500 million active users on Facebook. Concurrently, there has been a massive increase in the number of users in the age group of 35years and above in the last five years
  • More than 50% of average users log in to their Facebook accounts daily.
  • Similarly, there are approximately 35 million people worldwide who visit LinkedIn each month.
  • Twitter is also among the top-listing websites that has over 100 million registered users with an average of 55 million tweets a day.
  • Spending around 15 minutes a day on a website, YouTube outpaces 2 billion views.

Once you’ve developed your business website, highlight your product, offers, discounts and share consumer reviews and stories with larger audiences via social media platforms.

  • Study consumer’s behavior in detail: Gain insights into customers’ search and buying behavior and advertise your products as per their preferences, following their social media activity.
  • Maintain Content quality and Include Attractive Images and Videos: People on Facebook are not interested in reading much of text. Be precise with the content you are publishing on all these websites and let users read the best quality you can provide. Include appealing and flashy images and innovative videos of your products to pull traffic.
  • Be rationale in promoting your brand: Remember,the audience you are targeting is smart and brilliant and thus, think of smarter and logical ways to promote your brand. You can’t get a wider podium to promote your services and offers.
  • Share real stories from real customers: The more real you are, the more customers you acquire. Ask your existing consumers to share their reviews and comments on the services they have used. Use and post them in your blogs and articles to show the authenticity of your website. Social media users are really influenced with what their friends are doing, following and purchasing. Take advantage of this fact and shoe them the real stories that can inspire them to buy your products.
  • Reply to customer’s comments in time: It is imperative to be interactive withthe user andbuild a good rapport with all types of consumers. Reply to their queries and comments in time and let them feel how important is their feedback.

About the Author: Vaishnavi Agarwal

VaishnaviAgrawal loves pursuing excellence through writing and have a passion for technology. She has successfully managed and run personal technology magazines and websites. She currently writes for intellipaat.com, a global training company that provides e-learning and professional certification training. 

The courses offered by Intellipaat address the unique needs of working professionals. She is based out of Bangalore and has an experience of 5 years in the field of content writing and blogging. Her work has been published on various sites related to Hadoop, Big Data, Business Intelligence, Project Management, Cloud Computing, IT, SAP, Project Management and more.


Say Hello to LIX- The World’s Lightest 3D Pen!

The world of technology has crossed all bounds between the possible and impossible and is now producing gadgets that were only once seen in high tech movies and cartoons. With technology growing at such a fast leap, it seems as if nothing is impossible anymore. From internet controlled bulbs to 3D pens, it seems that we have stumbled into a universe which only seemed possible in cartoons like The Jetsons.

A lot of technological rise can be attributed to the fact that it is now easily accessable and people can use flipkart coupons to get great deals on current hot gadgets which are all the rage in the market. The newest toy to hit the technological scene is Lix the world’s first lightest and sleekest 3D pen which works almost as good as magic. We’d been hearing about 3D printers for a while now but technology has taken yet another leap by presenting a fully functional 3D pen that literally lets you draw in the air and creates a 3D model out of it.


This revolutionary pen comes in a sleek aluminium body which covers the technological wonder on the inside. The pen comes with a speed control option giving you better precision and control of your movements so that every creative output is nothing short of professional. The pen works on the same principle as 3Doodler by emitting melted plastic which quickly cools down to form life like 3D objects that will surely change the way people interact with technology.

The pen is powered by a USB cable which makes charging it quite easy. You can also go in for colored refills to really bring your art to life. This technology will surely breathe in new life in the fields of architecture, fashion designing and construction as it will now be possible to draw life like objects and view them from different dimensions thanks to this pen. You can create 3D architecture designs, prototypes and little custom jewellery and art sculptures with this amazing piece of technology. You can also find other useful gadgets that help you professionally through snapdeal coupons to get them at the best prices.


You can now bring your imagination to life with this amazing new gadget which will surely leave you gob smacked and leave you wondering at how far technology has come. The ABS refills too have been designed to better suit your needs and offer more flexibility and malleability as well as a good temperature resistance. However one should keep in mind that while in use, the pen emits a strong odor of hot plastic and the plastic starts melting at 356?F and works at 446?F giving it a good range. The colored refills however have a more pleasant slightly sweet smelling odor and have less resistance as compared to the ABS refills. They tend to melt at 320?F and work at 356?F making them less resistant to heat and a little prone to moisture but even then they will add a wonderful dash of color to your artistic creations which will beautifully come to life.


This professional tool can be put to a variety of uses as it can give a professional look to freestyle art and help bring it to life. The pen is to hit the markets soon and will be available at attractive early bird prices but will cost more than the 3Doodler but it seems that the pen is surely going to be worth every penny given the amazing feats it can perform. This pen surely sounds promising and something that helps take technological innovation to the next level!

The DNetWorks Team


Should you be spying on your teen?

An important part of parenting is to keep your child safe and to help them in making the right decisions. It is because of your strong parental instincts that you are forced to constantly check in with your kids and to even get in touch with their friends parents to simply make sure that they are under supervision. However when it comes to spying, is that considered to be too far? It is quite possible that your desire to keep your child protected could lead you to cross a line which could cause damage to the relationship you have with them.


So how does a parent watch over his child in a responsible manner without becoming overbearing and crossing a line which could lead to even bigger problems? A parent can start by asking the following questions to them:

  1. What is my motive?

Question yourself why you feel there is a need to spy on your child. Is it something which is truly necessary and is your child truly in danger that you need to commit such an action? If there actually exists some danger then monitoring them could be a good idea which can help keep them safe however if your child is a good and responsible kid then perhaps chances are that you’re being paranoid. It is understandable that you would want to protect your teen from getting into any harm but until there is a legitimate reason, think twice before spying on them.

  1. Is it worth the risk?

One of the benefits of spying is that it will allow you to have access to information which can help you take action before anything bad happens to your teen. The downside however is that it could lead to a disruption in trust. You will not be able to trust Your teen if you find things they haven’t told you. However if they find out you’ve been spying on them, it could also lead them to stop trusting you. It could also lead them to engage in even more devious and dangerous behavior which is why you should truly ask whether or not spying is worth it.

  1. Is there an alternative to spying?

There are a number of better options which emphasize that conversation and accountability should be used instead of spying and secrecy to get to know what your child is up to. If you need to be extra vigilant then the best solution would be to be upfront about the matter and let your child know that you will be keeping tabs on him. Let them know you’ll be keeping a watch on their texts and emails and that if they’re going to someone’s house, you will be calling to make sure their parents are home for supervision. This way they will be aware that you’re checking up on them but that it is happening in an open manner and if they do end up doing something wrong, the two of you can discuss it without disrupting the trust between you both.


About the Author: Brook

Brook is an author and tech news writer. She mostly focus on latest tech news and reviews of cell phone spy software. She Blogs at TheOneSpy

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Comparison: Intex Aqua Trend Vs Lenovo K3 Note

When it comes to budget arena, smartphone manufacturers give their best to bring powerful phones at tempting price tags. First, Xiaomi and Lenovo brought impressive budget beauties around Rs. 10000, and now, manufacturers like Intex and Panasonic are making their move with powerful phones with enhanced LTE capabilities. Recently, Intex launched another 4G handset, Aqua Trend at an enticing price point. The new phone comes with a bunch of features, and goes straight against the likes of Lenovo’s most successful budget phone, K3 Note.

While Lenovo K3 Note stands at the top with impressive features and build-quality, Intex Aqua Trend boasts a whole new feel with ideal features and cheaper price tag. Both phones offer top-grade performance and go head to head under all categories. But, in case you’re wondering which one is the best, we’re here to help you out!


Design and Build


For design, there is not much to say about Lenovo K3 Note and Intex Aqua Trend 4G. Both phones pack a nice look with their plastic bodies and come in a bunch of tempting color options. In fact, on one hand, K3 Note flaunts an amazingly beautiful look in Peal White, Onyx Black, and Laser Yellow colors, while on the other, Aqua Trend looks completely premium in Silver, Champagne, Gray, and Black color options. They feel great in hand, but if you’re looking for a phone with sleek form factor, K3 Note with 8mm thickness will serve much better than Aqua Trend.

Display Quality


In terms of display capabilities, Lenovo K3 Note clearly stands out against Intex Aqua Trend. The powerful handset from world’s largest tech giant features a 5.5-inch full-HD display with a pixel density of 401ppi. It gives an incredible viewing experience, and performs much better than Aqua Trend shipping with a 5-inch HD display. Although Aqua Trend also packs a visual trip yet, it lacks pixel density and cannot produce rich colors and better contrasts like K3 Note. So, if you’re looking for a big and powerful display, go with Lenovo K3 Note.

Hardware specs

Under the hood, Lenovo K3 Note and Intex Aqua Trend feature MediaTek processors coupled with 2GB of RAM. Both phones promise smooth performance but, K3 Note boasts a faster MediaTek MT6752 processor with 8 cores clocked at 1.7GHz. It stands out against Aqua Trend, which comes with a quad core processor clocked at a speed of 1.3GHz. From frequent multi-tasking to demanding apps, it can handle everything without any lags or glitches.


On the software front, both phones run the latest iteration of Android with a bunch of features. On one hand, Lenovo K3 Note runs Android 5.0 Lollipop-based Vibe UI out-of-the box, while on the other, Intex Aqua Trend runs Android 5.1 Lollipop with a bunch of features. Both phones are highly-customizable, but you’ll not get an app-drawer on K3 Note without installing a third party launcher.

Camera Performance

lenovo-k3-note-mobile-phone-large-2As far as camera capabilities are concerned, Lenovo K3 Note and Intex Aqua Trend, both go head to head with powerful rear and front-facing shooters. Both phones feature a 13-megapixel rear and a 5-megaixel front-facing snapper, and deliver ideal image quality under daylight and lowlight conditions. They’re ideal companions for photography enthusiasts, and can easily cater all your needs with top-tier performance.


Even in terms of storage, Lenovo K3 Note and Intex Aqua Trend go head to head. Both budget beauties feature 16GB of internal memory, and offer expandability via micro-SD card up to 32GB. They offer sufficient room non-stop work and play, and can easily hold a massive selection of apps, files, and docs without creating any trouble.

Connectivity Options

On the connectivity front, Lenovo K3 Note and Intex Aqua Trend feature standard support with a bunch of options such as, 3G HSPA+, GPRS/EDGE, Wi-Fi, 4G LTE, Bluetooth 4.0, micro-USB, and GPS/A-GPS.
They give smooth browsing experience on 3G, 4G, and Wi-Fi, and boast improved connectivity with dual-micro-SIM card slots. However, Lenovo K3 Note packs Dolby ATMOS technology, and packs an incredible music experience with rich and clear sound quality.


In terms of power efficiency, there is again a tie between Lenovo K3 Note and Intex Aqua Trend. Both phones hold sufficient juice throughout the day, and offer enough backup with their 2900mAh & 3000mAh batteries. They offer 34 to 36 hours of talk time, and look good enough to cater all your needs without any glitches. In fact, whether you’re at home, at work, or on the-move, both of these handsets will hold sufficient power to keep you connected with friends and family. They’ll create a perfect ecosystem to play more games and browse more online!


In the Indian market, Intex Aqua Trend 4G is set to hit the markets at Rs. 9,444, while Lenovo K3 Note with better display and hardware capabilities is already rolling at a slightly higher price of Rs. 9,999. K3 Note has been a real sensation, and till date, more than 3,00,000 units of this device have been sold exclusively via Flipkart. This number has been increasing progressively, and only few players have been able to match its efficiency.

Final Verdict

In our opinion, both phones are welcome aboard! They look appealing, come at competitive price tags, and pack top-tier performance while running demanding games and apps. Their performance is really good but still, if you’re looking for the finest phone under 10k, K3 Note is the way to go. The power-packed Lenovo handset features improved display and hardware capabilities, and packs a real punch with its performance. Although it’s slightly expensive by Rs 500 (it’s not much), yet boasts a great deal for budget buyers!

In a nutshell, if you’re shopping for a powerful phone with a tight budget, go ahead with Lenovo K3 Note. It packs incredible performance, looks appealing, and comes at a very competitive price point. You can buy this phone via Flash Sale model at Flipkart, bundled with a bunch of exciting offers by the company.

The DNetWorks Team


Review: Olixar ToughBeats Outdoor Wireless Bluetooth Speaker

Music is an inseparable part of our lives since time immemorial. There are tales of the African hunters turning their bows and arrows into one stringed musical instruments, now known as the berimbau, using claps and simple drums to create amazing music.


Like the berimbau other musical instruments have evolved a great deal and with technology these acoustic instruments have found new avenues and heights. Amplifiers and speakers breathed new life into acoustic instruments and we were able to play music louder and clearer than before.

Now with much of our music saved on our cellphones, mp3 players, tablets and ipods, its imperative to have a sound system that’s portable and one that sounds great too.olixar-toughbeats-review-outdoor-speaker-1

Usually mobile phone speakers are either too tiny and don’t have the capacity to be both clear and loud at the same time or they are really expensive and out of reach for many. Though there is one that beats them all. The Olixar – Toughbeats bluetooth speaker is an absolutely amazing gadget that also works as a handsfree call receiver. Take a look at the features down below.

Basic Features

  • Bluetooth 2.1 compatible with ten metre range – We tried the speaker within and a tad bit outside the range too, once charged fully, there is absolute clarity in sound and its loud enough to fill a large room with good quality music.
  • 5mm audio jack – Works with mp3 players too! Just plug in the aux cable that comes in the box.
  • Built-in microphone for phone calls – Receive calls from wherever you are . Though if there is much distance between the phone and the speaker the other person may not hear you that well.
  • 1 x micro USB port for charging – It charges wonderfully with the universal phone charger as well. You can also plug it to your computer to keep it charging.
  • IPX4 rating (splash proof) – The speaker comes with a silicon casing that keeps it safe. We played Capoeira to the music in rain! Beat that!
  • 6 hour music playback – Start your own party wherever you are, as long as you have a charger you can keep going all night.
  • 2 hour charge time with built-in rechargeable battery – Easy to charge with various options ranging from usb chargers to universal mobile chargers.

Not comparing the Olixar Toughbeats to a full fledged home system (that would be totally unfair) but as a portable, waterproof and lightweight speaker, Toughbeats packs a punch and is a great speaker which is also economical.

Technical Specifications:

  • Bluetooth: 2.1
  • Dimensions: 160 x 70 x 70mm (actual speaker, not packaging)
  • 3.5mm port: Yes
  • Charging voltage: DC 5V
  • Power output: 3W
  • Battery size: 800mAh
  • Play time: 6 hours
  • Charge time: 2 hours

Key Details

  • Bluetooth: Yes
  • Colour: Black

What’s In the Box?

  • 1 x ToughBeats speaker
  • 1 x 3.5mm to 3.5mm AUX cable
  • 1 x USB charging cable
  • 1 x User manual


Pick up your portable speakers @ Mobile Fun

The DNetWorks Team


Why Private Browsing Isn’t Private

One of the most commonly used tools across all of the different consumer browsers available today has become private browsing, where users can open a new tab that will allegedly not record anything you browse on it into your history. It will also not save your searches. This allows you to browse to their hearts content without worrying about someone else checking in on their history if a shared computer is being used.

This has its obvious benefits, but it may also lead readers into a false sense of security as to what they are able to do online without anyone noticing. Before you start using private browsing regularly, you need to know the facts and just what it protects you against.


Here are the main things you need to know about private browsing:

What Exactly Does It Hide?

In short, it really doesn’t hide anything at all, it just leaves no obvious record on your browser. If anyone, such as your employer or your internet service provider, were to check the records of your online activity, they would still be able to find exactly what you were up to. Look at the screenshot below taken from the home page of Chrome’s incognito mode. It explicitly says “Going Incognito doesn’t hide your browsing from your employer, your internet service provider, or the websites you visit.” Every other browser’s privacy mode will work in roughly the same way.

Without additional tools and protections on your computer (or smartphone), private browsing is absolutely useless. Hitting the delete history button along with deleting any cookies or temporary files will have the exact same effect as would having used private browsing the entire time. Private browsing is an entirely internal business taking place on your computer, and you need to remember this. You also need to remember that there is always a trace that can be picked up by the right tools, so you cannot be too careful.

Actual Ways to Stay Private

One of the best things that you can do to truly stay private is to equip your computer with a Virtual Private Network (VPN). A VPN is a service that will connect your computer to an offsite secure server. The connection is protected by encryption, not allowing anyone to take a look at what you are sending over a particular network. Your IP address is also masked, and anyone who tries to take a look at what you are doing online, private browsing or no private browsing, will only be able to see that you are using a VPN.

A VPN will protect you on public networks, where your privacy and online security are most at risk. The problem with public networks is that they rarely have any form of protection on them whatsoever, meaning that hackers can easily swoop in, take a seat at the nearest café and then, using a simple setup, intercept any data that is coming in to use for their own personal gain. Anything you thought would be private is now in the hands of someone looking to make a profit. Any private online accounts you have could be compromised.

The privacy benefits alone would make a VPN worth the cost, but the protection on public networks make one absolutely necessary. Many VPN service providers will vie for your attention, so you need to cut through the fat of the situation and read some of the best reviews out there on the subject. Doing so will save you a lot of time and hassle.

Consequences of Being Mislead

The consequences of expecting privacy and not getting it can be devastating to you, your career and those close to you. Goodness forbid if you were doing anything highly illegal, but ISPs and major companies are always on the lookout for torrenting and will take legal action against those they can catch uploading or downloading copyright material at high rates. Private browsing in no way protects against this, and you need to consider other tools, such as a VPN or Tor, if you want to torrent frequently.

You may also mistakenly try to use private browsing in order to maintain confidentiality about something you are working on for your employer or client. If information gets out about what you are doing, then you could lose your job, stall your career or find yourself in court for breach of contract. Snoops can easily get around private browsing, and while traces of your activity will be hard to find, anyone monitoring you while you are working will have easy access. You can’t take that kind of risk.

Your personal life can also take poor turns if you aren’t aware of the limitations of private browsing. Only you know exactly what might trigger a problem, but if people find out or infer the wrong information, then you might have an unenviable situation that you have to deal with. Tools can be used to monitor your internet use and habits, especially if someone close to you with access does not trust you. Trust your common sense and wisdom when you are using the internet, and you will be better off in the long run when it comes to your online privacy. 

Private browsing does have its uses, especially on shared computers. Just don’t let it lure you into a false sense of security or privacy. You need better tools to truly have any sense of privacy online, and you need to learn good habits as well. Keep your data and life under your own control, and make sure that your secrets stay secret. They are not for the internet to know.

The DNetWorks Team


Drop the File Like It’s Hot: The Pros and Cons of the Cloud for File Sharing

Let’s say you want to share a file with someone across the country. You don’t want to copy a file to a USB drive or a DVD disc and then mail it. You want to use the magic of the cloud, with all its fluffy, cloudy, goodness. The good news is that you have a few options.


Registered Services

Your first option is to open a registered account, like a DropBox account, and load up your files and then send a special link to the recipient. If that sorta sounds like a hassle, it’s because it is. You have to create a DropBox account, which some people don’t mind doing. But, if all you’re looking to do is send a few large files, it’s a lot of work for the end-result.

That’s pretty much how it is with all registered services though. The account creation is meant to suck you in and make you feel like part of the family. That way, when they ask you for money for the paid version, it’s difficult to turn them down.

Unregistered Services

Services like Box came on the scene to solve the problem of registered services. With these types of cloud services, you just upload your file and then share a special download link with whomever you want. There’s no account creation, no money changes hands, and it’s actually pretty simple to pull off.

Pros and Cons of Cloud-Based Services

The benefit of using a cloud-based service is that you don’t have to coordinate the file sharing yourself. You let a third-party handle all the backend, complicated, technical stuff. All you do is upload the file and share. So, in that sense, it’s easy – even for registered services.

The downside to these cloud-based file transfer services is that you lose control over your files, to some extent. They’re up there in the cloud, somewhere. And, that scares a lot of people, especially now that we know that the NSA spies on innocent Americans.

Finally, a major disadvantage to cloud-based file sharing schemes is that you’re often limited on the file sizes you can share and you have to abide by terms and conditions that can change at any time.

The Alternative

Many people have turned to an older technology, called P2P file sharing. Sites, like www.Vuze.com, let you download a client – a software program that helps you find and share torrents. Once the client is installed, you can “seed” or upload content directly to other users.

So, instead of having a third-party handle your file sharing, you manage this yourself.

It’s not actually very complicated. You do have to configure the ports on your computer, but a lot of the settings are actually accessible through the client so you don’t have to figure this out on your own.

Plus, you usually get pretty good customer service and instruction on how to use a bittorent client. So, if you’re looking for more control over your file transfers, and you want the ability to share files of an unlimited size, P2P is definitely the way to go. Just remember not to infringe on copyrights.

About the Author: Jason Boger

Jason Boger’s skills for managing digital data has served him well over the years. With a mind for technology and a great passion for organization, he loves blogging about storage, sharing, and securing files in the digital age.

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5 Best phones under Rs.15000 for Students – 2015 Edition

Students are no more using their phones only for calling and chatting purpose. From waking themselves up in morning to co-coordinating with friends for a pickup ride till college, from checking out the show timings to deciding which food outlet to visit, from shopping online to taking notes; they are doing it all on their phones! With so many tasks being done on phone, it is important to select a mobile for yourself that offers the best features at competitive prices. Here is a list of 5 phones that fall under the tag of Rs.15000:


Nokia Lumia 620

Nokia Lumia 620 is a windows based phone and has 3.8 inch screen. So if you aren’t a fan of big phones, you should like it. Powered by 1GHz dual core processor with 512 MB of RAM, it is not the most ideal phone for multi-tasking at a lightning speed but it is pretty efficient. It has a 5 mega pixel primary camera with LED flash. It has an internal memory of 8 GB and 1300mAh battery. It is priced at Rs.15000 but you can buy it at an incredibly low price using these shopclues coupons available on CashKaro.com to also get the advantage of added cash back.

ASUS Zenfone 2 ZE551ML

Asus Zenfone 2 has a 5.5 inches screen with 1920×1080 pixels giving the phone a 403 ppi pixel density. Backed up by 64 bit Quad core processor and 1.8GHz Intel Atom Z3560 processor and coupled with 2GB RAM, it offers a powerful performance. It is also protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 and runs on Android v5.0 Lollipop. It has a 13 mega pixel rear camera and 5 mega pixel front camera. The phone is a dual sim camera and also supports 4G (LTE). It has an internal storage of 16 GB which means more space for your ever increasing files. With 3000 mAh battery, the battery life is also decent.

Micromax Canvas Nitro

This phone is especially for the photography lovers. It has a 13 mega pixel rear camera and 5 mega pixel front camera. The phone has Sony IMX135 CMOS sensor and has Largen 5P lens, with Schott Blue glass filter. The rear camera has a F2.2 aperture with a rear wide angle of 28mm. This means easy capturing of minute details without any hassles. Apart from this, it comes with a 1.7 GHz Tru-Octacore Mediatek 6592 processor and a Quad Core ARM Mali 450 GPU to let you multi-task easily. To buy this phone at a discounted price, visit CashKaro.com and avail paytm offers via it. Get the bonus of cash back also.

Xiaomi Mi 4i

Xiaomi Mi 4i has a unibody design and ultra-compact frame with polycarbonate body. It runs on 2nd gen Snapdragon 615 processor which means quick speed and ultra-good performance. It is a 5 inch phone with 1920×1080 resolution which gives 441 ppi density. The rear camera here is of 13 mega pixel and front camera of 5 mega pixel. It has f/2.0 and f/1.8 aperture lens which means high quality images. It runs on Android 5.0 Lollipop and has a 16 GB internal storage. It also has a fast charging technology. So no more frequent charging of your phone.

Samsung Galaxy Grand Max

The brand needs no introduction. If you are a Samsung lover, you must check out this particular phone. It is a 5.25 inches phone with 720×1080 pixels display. Again, this one too has a 13 mega pixel rear camera and 5 mega pixel front camera. It has a 16 GB internal memory which is expandable upto a whopping 64 GB. It runs on Snapdragon 410 processor coupled with 1.5GB RAM. With a Li-Ion 2500 mAh battery, it can run smoothly for a day.


Are Mobile Payments Secured?

For some people pulling out their credit card at the checkout line of restaurants or grocery stores gets inconvenient and for some people being able to use their smart phones to make transactions add to their consumer value as mobile payments are a fast and simple way that makes checkout easier with just a tap of your phone. NFC enabled phones let you make payments by adding your bank account information on a mobile payment app and just tapping your phone on a terminal at the checkout line. Merchants help their consumers become part of the mobile commerce movement by letting them use their phones as wallets. In short making payments has never been easier. But the question remains are mobile payments secure?

Payment by mobile concept drawing on the blackboard

Payment by mobile concept drawing on the blackboard

Google Wallet

As far as Google wallet is concerned it seeks to provide consumers with mobile payment services that are secure. It lets customers store their credit cards, loyalty cards, gift cards and coupons all on their phones. You can just ring up the goods and ask the cashier if he has Google wallet facility available. If he has it available then have him activate his phone screen and tap it on the contact list reader.

Google claims that paying with Google wallet is just as secure as paying with your debit or credit card. The app is protected by both pin and optional screen lock. On an NFC enabled phone payment information is encrypted and stored securely inside the phone never displaying full credit card details. So mobile payments are secure with Google wallet.


Apple Pay

Apple pay is supposed to make digital payments easier by turning your phone into a wallet. You’ll load your credit cards to the passbook app using the camera and then you can make NFC payments at more than 200,000 stores by just a tap of your iPhone. People have already been shopping online for a decade but Apple says its system is smarter and secure. Consumers will be able to make purchases through their phone just with their fingerprint. Google has fully embraced NFC with their Google wallet but excitement about new Apple devices may spur faster adoption. So how secure is Apple pay as opposed to Google wallet? Apple doesn’t store your credit card information instead it hides it behind what’s called a device account number. It seems a bit like a virtual credit card which banks have been providing for a while. This puts a layer between merchants and your personal information. But what if your iPhone gets lost? Would the thief be able to impersonate you at the checkout counter? First he’d have to spoof your thumbprints since Apple pay uses the touch ID fingerprint scanner in newer iPhones. You can also secure your lost phone using find my iPhone. Unfortunately there is a lot of speculation about Apple pay. It looks great on paper but no one has had the chance to attack it yet.

About the Author: Syed Irfan Ajmal

This article was written by Syed Irfan Ajmal. He is a serial entrepreneur, a columnist and a certified inbound marketer. He also curates content for http://boloro.com

The DNetWorks Team



How Cellphone Monitoring can help with your Millnenials

When a parent gives their independence-hungry millennial a smartphone, they should take it as seriously as they would handing them car keys for the first time. Both smartphones and cars give teens freedom, mobility and the envy of their peers. But just as a driver’s license comes with a learning period that puts mom or dad in the passenger seat while the teen learns the ropes, it is a parent’s responsibility to monitor their teen’s phone until the child proves they are able to responsibly manage their online life.

Monitor Messages to Protect Your Teen From Making an Unfixable Mistake

Messaging apps are among the greatest conveniences that smartphones provide — but they present huge dangers to teens. More than half of teens admit to sexting — exchanging sexually charged messages, photos or videos with other teens, or worse, with online predators who portray themselves as teens.

The problem with this epidemic is that private photos often don’t stay private for very long. Research shows that many teens share nude or racy images with other teens who were never supposed to see them. A single mistake or lapse in judgement can lead to a naked image circulating across the whole school in a matter of moments.

Monitoring applications enable parents to see messages — even deleted messages — not only on a phone’s on-board messaging app, but on third-party apps like Kik and WhatsApp. This lets parents see who their kids are communicating with, what messages are being exchanged, and who may be pressuring them to act inappropriately.

Your Teen is on Social Media – You Should be, Too

Monitoring applications enable parents to peer into the many personas their teen is likely to be juggling on different social media channels. Research shows that 71 percent of teens are active on more than one social media site. Monitoring software lets parents keep tabs on posts, friends, comments and messages on sites like Facebook and Instagram.

Social media is where so many inappropriate relationships begin before being taken off-site to private messaging apps. Social media is also where a great deal of online bullying takes place. This is why it is important to monitor your teen even if you have “good” kid. Many good kids are among the vast majority of teens who have either been bullied online or know about it occurring, but who will never tell a parent or teacher.

Monitoring your teen does not mean you don’t trust them. They should know you are monitoring, and they should know why.


When a parent tells a teen they are monitoring their phone, it is natural for them to assume a lack of trust or complain about an invasion of privacy. Communicate to them that you’re doing it for their protection. Let them know that it isn’t them you don’t trust, but the world around them. Explain the dangers and that — like a learner’s permit in a car — you are only monitoring until they show they can handle it on their own. When they show online competence, you’ll back off incrementally. If a teen knows you’re monitoring them, they will be much less likely to act irresponsibly, which is the whole point of keeping tabs in the first place. The most important aspects of successful monitoring are consistency, honesty and, most importantly, dialogue. Use monitoring as a means of starting a conversation about the dangers that today’s teens face.

The DNetWorks Team