Archive for January, 2013

Interview to Geeklyzer

January 19th, 2013 No comments
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Lexar 256GB SDXC Memory Card Professional Class 10 UHS-I

January 10th, 2013 No comments


The Lexar 256GB SDXC Memory Card Professional Class 10 UHS-I is a high-performance memory card. It utilizes UHS-I technology for a super-fast 400x speed rating, allowing for 60MB/s maximum read speed. It’s got a Class 10 rating and a maximum write speed of 20MB/s. The card is great for capturing high-quality still photos and 1080p HD video with any SDXC-compatible camera, and satisfies the needs of pro photographers and videographers. Image Rescue 4 software is available via download, enabling you to recover lost or accidentally deleted photo and video files. Also enjoy free professional tech support. The card is backed by a lifetime limited warranty.

High-Speed Performance Accelerates Workflow

Utilizes UHS-I technology for a super-fast 400x speed rating, allowing for 60MB/s maximum read speed. Card has a Class 10 rating and maximum write speed of 20MB/s
Great for capturing high-quality still photos and 1080p HD video with any SDHC-compatible camera, and satisfies the needs of pro photographers and videographers
When using a USB 3.0 card reader, you’ll speed through post-production with blazing-fast card-to-computer file transfer, allowing you to get back behind the camera faster

Valuable Downloadable Software

Image Rescue 4 software is available via download, enabling you to recover the majority of lost or accidentally deleted photo and video files, even if the card has been corrupted

Great Compatibility And Reliability

To ensure compatibility with virtually all major camera manufacturers, as well as superb performance, Lexar memory cards are tested in the Lexar Quality Labs with over 800 digital cameras and memory card devices
Backed by a limited lifetime warranty and includes free dedicated professional technical support

Price: $399.95

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Protect your credit and debit cards

January 7th, 2013 1 comment


You rarely let your credit card out of your sight, so how do bad guys get your credit card information? Some may get it from a friend waiting tables at a restaurant, but many credit card thieves get your card info using a device called a Credit Card Skimmer.

A credit card skimmer is a portable capture device that is attached in front of or on top of the legitimate scanner. The skimmer passively records the card data as you insert your credit card into the real scanner.

Measures to save from skimmers

ATM makers now offer better data protection through updated technology. For instance, some ATMs sink the keyboard to prevent spy cameras from seeing your PIN, or jiggle inserted cards to prevent skimmers.
If you suspect that an ATM might be compromised, don’t use the machine. Check the card slot by finger, if either anything comes loose or feels mismatched. If so, report the problem to the bank.

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  1. Inspect the card reader and the PIN pad.
  2. Trust your instincts, if doubt with the machine or people nearby try to use alternative machine.
  3. Keep an eye on your account, use Internet banking.
  4. Sign up for banking alerts like Mobile Banking which send transaction details via SMS.
  5. At abroad stay away from ATMs that appear dirty or in disrepair. At best, such ATMs may not work when used, and at worst, may be fake machines set up to capture card information.
  6. Do not use ATMs with unusual signage, such as a command to enter your PIN twice to complete a transaction.
  7. Watch out for ATMs that appear to have been altered. If anything on the front of the machine looks crooked, loose or damaged, it could be a sign that someone attached a skimming device.
  8. Avoid using the ATM if suspicious individuals are standing nearby. Criminals may try to distract you as you use the machine to steal your cash, or watch as you type your PIN.
  9. Be aware that if your card gets stuck in the machine and someone approaches to help, it may be a scam. A criminal may be trying to watch as you enter your PIN code.
  10. If your card gets stuck in the machine, call your Bank promptly to report the incident.
  11. As you key in your PIN, cover the keypad with your other hand to block anyone, or a camera, from viewing the numbers you type.
  12. Request to change PIN if you have any unusual activities, as in BML we cannot change it on our own.
Stil my question is by knowing all these I lost MVR 15,000 (over US$900) whether it’s been breached by the BANK or i miss handled it ?
“We have no option to change the BML Debit or Credit card PIN”


Mobile success factors :-

January 7th, 2013 No comments

Mobile cellular penetration in LDC

Over the last decade, no other ICT has grown as fast as mobile cellular telephony and connected previously unconnected people in such a short span of time. There are a number of factors that have made the mobile boom possible:

  • Competition: The introduction of second-generation technology opened up greater opportunities for new market entrants due to increased capacity and better spectrum efficiency. Most countries introduced competition with the launch of GSM networks. For many countries, this was their first taste of competition in the telecommunication sector. Competition has lowered prices, increased the quality and number of services and expanded coverage, creating the right conditions for mobile communications to grow. As of 2009, 90 per cent of countries worldwide allowed either partial or full competition in their cellular mobile market. The same degree of competition is found in the Least Developed Countries, although the level of partial competition –in which markets limit the number of mobile cellular operators to two– is slightly higher
  • Common technology: Europe established a common regional standard for second- generation digital mobile technology – Groupe Spécial Mobile (GSM) – over a quarter century ago. This led to a de facto global standard for 2G mobile technology. The first GSM network was launched in Finland in 1991, and Australia became the first non-European country to join the GSM Association two years later. By June 2009, GSM accounted for four out of every five mobile subscriptions around the world and today, nearly 800 operators in over 200 countries operate GSM networks.16
  • Prepaid subscriptions: The introduction of prepaid billing in 1996 brought mobile to the masses. There are millions of people around the world who would not qualify for a postpaid mobile plan, let alone be able to afford the required monthly payments. The majority of subscriptions in developing countries are prepaid, and in LDCs, where income levels are particularly low, 94 per cent of subscriptions were prepaid at the end of 2009. To cater to low-income users, operators have adopted new business models by offering, for example, low denomination airtime recharges and per second billing.
  • Applications: The growing number of mobile applications has increased demand and usage. Roaming, text messaging and mobile broadband have become desirable applications for a growing number of people, including in LDCs. Since Internet penetration remains relatively low, mobile applications can help overcome Internet access barriers.
  • Equipment: Mobile equipment, both on the network infrastructure side as well as devices, has grown in sophistication while continuing to drop in price. The emergence of Chinese equipment vendors, such as Huawei and ZTE, has driven competition in the infrastructure segment, dramatically reducing the cost of installing a mobile network. Innovations in handset technology include the development of sophisticated smartphones, which are driving demand for mobile data services. In low-income countries, falling prices of low-end mobile phones continue to make access more affordable.

Mobile telephony has also improved public telephone access, and mobile public access can help operators achieve universal access goals. It has also generated new business models, where owners of mobile telephones re-sell the service to others.

In some countries, the increasing number of mobile cellular subscriptions is actually reducing the need for public access since most people either own or have access to a mobile phone specially in smaller Nations like Maldives.


Market share of Mobile Operating Systems

January 3rd, 2013 No comments

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After Teasing Its Touch-Friendly Future, Canonical Officially Reveals The Ubuntu Phone OS

January 3rd, 2013 No comments

Ubuntu isn’t exactly a stranger to the mobile space — it started showing off its Ubuntu for Android project in early 2012, but it wasn’t about to stop there. Not long after teasing the prospect of a touch-friendly future for its peculiarly-named OS, Canonical has officially pulled back the curtains on its Ubuntu phone OS and it looks, well, great. → Read More


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