Wednesday, 22 June 2016

The Best IPhone Apps for Image Annotation and Markup

Wednesday, June 22, 2016 Posted by Piyush Shrivastava , , , No comments

Which apps can you recommend for annotation and markup of images on my iPhone?” This has become a more common question recently as more and more people seek for better ways to annotate and markup their images. In the past, this would have been an almost impossible task on iPhone although this has changed in recent times and has become a fairly easy and straight forward process.



 Image annotation is the process through which metadata is assigned to an image in the form of captions and keywords. This is essential for the retrieval of images, for organizing and locating images from a database with ease and faster. The following are the best apps in the market right now running on iOS platform:

PointOut

For those who often add loupes and callouts to images, this is your best help. This app maximizes on this feature with an impeccable result. It was developed by Demarco Marek Moi and is a free iPhone app which supports several image type annotation and canvas layouts. The app allows the user to add magnifiers to an image and also number the steps followed in the annotation. Therefore, in the case where you have several steps in one screenshot, users can be able to track easily what you want to show to them with great ease and clarity. PointOut can import images to your clipboard from wherever the image is saved i.e. camera roll or pull. Several layouts are available for the user to choose from. You can also lighten or darken a callout or loupe to make them more appealing and to stand out more.

An notable

According to latest fusecruch tech news, this app is comparable to Skitch, which is not supported on iPhone anymore. In case you were using Skitch, An notable should be fairly easy to get acquainted with. In addition to the features that Skitch offered, An notable enables you to add callouts and perform some other tricks on the images. However, even if the callouts are not as impressive and robust as those on PointOut, you may find yourself migrating to An notable due to familiarity with its feature.
Regular magnifiers can be added to images at no cost whereas loupes will require you to pay an in-app purchase of $2 in order to have the feature. For additional colors and tools, it will cost you an extra $8. This is fairly expensive bearing in mind that PointOut offers most of the functions at no charge. The best way to get around the cost is to assume that you are making a donation to the developer for delivering a good product. However, using PointOut and the free Annotable version concurrently delivers quite impressively. It is also a clever way to maximize on the features offered in both apps. This is in case you are not bothered by constant switching between apps.

LongScreen

Referring to this app as impressive is clearly an understatement of its performance. LongScreen completes the loop in image annotation. The app enables instant stitching together of iPhone screenshots and also provides several options for alignment of the screenshots. The user can also add place holders for devices around the screenshot in an instant. This provides an appealing marketing asset. The app can support screenshots from iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch. You can also set search filters so as to display only particular screenshots which are very convenient in weeding through the photo library.

Conclusion

There are many other small and simple apps that can help you in image annotation and markup, but the ones listed above are currently the best options in the market. Other available apps worth considering include; PhotoPen, iAnnonate, A+ Signature, iDoodle2 just to mention a few. However, each of the apps can address some specific needs for each user better as compared to others. The key in choosing one app over the other is to identify the specific need you want to meet. After identifying the need, then evaluate from the option, which one offers the best solution to the need and use it. A clever way is to have two or three of the apps and to use them simultaneously to address specific tasks.

Author Bio

Margaux Diaz is a technology and gadget geek. She is an inspirational writer and has written numerous Articles on Glozine technology, gadgets, mobile phones, and many more stuffs related to upcoming technology. Her main motive is to help and support people around the world and give them information regarding new latest technology. Connect with her on Facebook , Twitter and Google+

Tuesday, 5 April 2016

How to Download Gmail Blocked Attachments [With Pictures]

Tuesday, April 05, 2016 Posted by Piyush Shrivastava , , , No comments
A lot of people like me used gmail to send archives before cloud storage services like Dropbox or Onedrive were born. Through time, gmail has started blocking some typical types of files and you can't send or receive or send them on mails.

Fair enough, these files might prove dangerous as they can be used to send malware and viruses through mails.

The problem which arises is how can we access the files that we have stored in our past emails. For example, today I needed my high school project which I sent to my project partner in 2010. When I tried downloading the attachment, gmail prompted me that it is blocked and I cannot download it. After a quick search on the internet, I found a solution which wasn't properly formatted across various blogs and websited, so I am sharing this solution with you.

Prologue: A little information about mail file formats

MIME

An email format which is used by mostly all the email providers we know. A MIME file contains all the information you send in emails including all your attachments, sender, recipients etc. in encoded plain text.

EML

EML is a file extention which is used in email messages which are stored in the MIME format. Files with this extension can be opened in email processors such as Outlook, Thunderbird etc.


Download Blocked Attachments

1. Open the mail you want to download the attachments from in Gmail. 

2. Click on the mail menu an click on "Show original" as shown in the figure


Download Gmail Blocked Attachments 
3. Your mail's MIME format will open which looks somewhat like this: 

Download Gmail Blocked Attachments
4. Right click on this MIME and click on "Save Page As" or "Save As" and save the page with the extension ".eml". For example "email.eml".

5. Open an email client like Outlook or Thunderbird. I am using Thunderbird for this example.

6. Click on "Open Saved Message" from the file menu.


 7. Open the file you just saved with .eml extension. Your original mail will open in Thunderbird with the attachment you wanted to download.
Download Gmail Blocked Attachments

8. Click on "Save" in the list of attachments and save your attachments wherever you need. 

That's it.

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Thursday, 10 March 2016

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

6 Reasons Why I Would Go For Android One Rather than Redmi 1S

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 Posted by Piyush Shrivastava , , , 1 comment
This era marks the crowding of low budget Android based smartphones. It all started with Xiaomi introducing a 13k phone with features which were provided only by high end smartphones in a price above 20k or even more. Another phone recently introduced by Xiaomi was the Redmi 1S which became even more popular than the previous Mi3. In this post, I am comparing it with the new Android One phones introduces by Micromax, Spice and Karbonn in partnership with Google.

Redmi 1s vs Android One

It's hard pain to get a Redmi 1s

Xiaomi phones are made for sale exclusively on Flipkart and to get one, you need to register for the sale beforehand. Even if you are registered, it doesn't guarantee that you will get a phone. The sale goes out of stocks in seconds and you'll probably end up getting disappointed or paying a few hundred more bucks to someone who got one for the same phone.

Heating Issue in Redmi 1s

Many of the Redmi 1s users have reported that their phone gets heated up with long use or playing games. If you don't mind your phone getting heated, Redmi 1s might be the right choice for you but if it concerns you, go for Android One.

Stock Android in Android One

All of the Android one phones come with a stock Android version 4.4 (Kitkat), but the Redmi 1s has a customized user interface called the MIUI. If you like your phone to look like an Android phone, you must go for Android one. If you like it to look different, MIUI is the thing for you.

Guaranteed Updates

Android One phones will get all the software updates guaranteed for two years. They will be the first ones which will run on the Android L OS and the first which will use the proposed material design. Xiaomi does not guarantee any updates. If the OS version and new features doesn't matter to you, go for Redmi 1s.

Launch Offers

Besides in box accessories, all the Android One phones are coming with exciting launch offers which include a free 8GB microSD card, free shopping coupons, free data and updates from Airtel and more.

After Sale Service

Xiaomi has limited service centres in India while the Android One manufactures beat them anytime. Micromax, Spice and Karbonn all have a service centre in my city but for getting a Redmi 1s serviced,  I would have to travel 300km as this is the distance to the nearest service centre from my place.

These are the standard 6 reasons to go for Android One devices. Below are possible drawbacks you'll see with the same.
  • Lower configuration as compared to Redmi 1s (RAM, processor, screen resolution).
  • Lower camera resolution and quality.
  • Less battery capacity.
  • Stock Android, if you don't like it.
So this is all in this post. I hope it gave you a clear picture about which one you should go for. Let us and the other readers know what you think in the comments section below. Thank you for reading.

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Life Chapter #2 With Microsoft Student Associate

Wednesday, August 13, 2014 Posted by Piyush Shrivastava 2 comments
It has been a long time since I have shared my personal thoughts about something on this blog. So here I am with a post about how Microsoft has affected the journey of my life and how I am even going to make it better by being a Microsoft Student Associate. This post was also required for the registration in the program. I'll be judged on the content of this post and the number of likes and comments on it so please if you like it, click on the like button below so that you can help me to get selected in the program.



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An Unknown Instigation

My journey with Microsoft started when I was a little school kid of 3rd grade. This was the time when computer was a distant dream to me and it suddenly came true when the computer science subject was introduced in my school for students from 3rd grade onwards. When I first used a PC in my computer lab, I asked the teacher that why was a wrong flag displayed on the screen. Funnily enough, at that time, India's national flag was the only flag I knew. The teacher told me that it was the logo of Windows 95. I was really amused by it and drew it on my canvas in the arts class that followed after the lab. I still wonder that Windows has so easy to use and user friendly operations that I easily learned them when I was as little as a third grader!
I think if Microsoft Windows wasn't there, I wouldn't have been a geek any day. I started all I know today from it and the journey became all awesome.

Golden 'Word's

The second Microsoft I fell in love with was Microsoft Office. It has taught me how to feel a graphical user interface in the heart. In less than an year, I started making beautiful presentations, documents, spreadsheets and everything else. I became a hero in my class because of it. I remember in the 8th grade when the social science teacher gave us an assignment to prepare a presentation on the Russian Revolution, I prepared the presentations of almost all my classmates on Microsoft Power Point. 

ClipArt and WordArt were like my childhood toys. Writing the name of the girl I had a crush on with WordArt and displaying a heart from ClipArt above it was like the best thing to do.

BASICally...

When I started programming in BASIC, I never knew that code would become my life someday. It'll always be the first programming language I used. Now I don't remember much of BASIC but the second language I used gave a big boost to my programming interest. And is there a need to name it? It was Visual BASIC.
I still name my visual objects like lblOutput and txtNum. It wouldn't be wrong to say that BASIC gave me a strong background of programming and it helped me to become whatever I am in that field.

There are many ways in which Microsoft has affected and improved my life and I cannot describe all of them in 1000 words limit. So I'll tell the rest in short..
  • Gaming got a whole new meaning with XBOX. I couldn't afford one so I used to pay for it on per hour basis and play with my friends at a nearby shop.
  • The review of the Surface tablet became one of the most popular posts on this blog.
  • Windows XP, 7 and 8 are all my favourite operating systems. I have grown up working on these.
  • The Visual Studio and .NET framework was one of my favourite subjects in college and I found developing on these to be more user friendly than ever.

How can I change the society being a Microsoft Student Associate?

I have many answers for this question. First of all, I am really interested in learning all the Microsoft technologies I know and I am sure I can do wonders with them. I've always known that Windows Phone and Windows 8 app development is the easiest and the most powerful development experience, ASP.NET is one of the greatest web technologies available and Visual Studio is one of the best IDEs ever.
I can shape my ideas into awesome products using all these technologies and can make the world a better place.
Secondly, attending and coordinating Microsoft's events would give me confidence and experience to the various scenarios of life, and it would be an honour for me to carry forward this experience to others just for the cause of changing the society.
With all this experience and teaching, I'll be a better human and would serve the society better.

This is all I have to say about me, Microsoft and life. If you liked it please click the like button below so that I can get selected. If you are a judge, please select me. :D
That's all I have in this post. Stay tuned to WeboGraffiti for more technology.

Friday, 20 June 2014

Monday, 2 June 2014

Micromax A106 Unite 2 – Specifications, Features, Review & Price in India

Monday, June 02, 2014 Posted by Piyush Shrivastava , , 3 comments
The launch of Motorola Moto E in India has brought a tough time for other smartphone brands selling in India. Almost every smartphone brand is feeling down with the huge popularity and success of the Moto E. Not only the Indian brands like Micromax, Karbonn and Lava, but the International best sellers like Samsung and Nokia are planning to compete against the Motorola Moto E in India.

Micromax A106 Unite 2 – Specifications, Features, Review & Price in India


Every smartphone brand is preparing to launch their offering in the market, which could compete against the Moto E in the budget friendly segment. Some of them have already launched their devices, while the others will launch soon.

India’s number one smartphone brand Micromax had launched their smartphone, competing against the Motorola Moto E. The new smartphone named as Micromax Unite 2 is a Dual SIM Android smartphone which runs on the latest Android 4.4.2 KitKat operating system out of the box. This smartphone has been built to offer a tough rivalry to Moto E in the segment.

Micromax A106 Unite 2 – Specifications, Features, Review & Price in India

Micromax doesn’t want any other smartphone brand to rule the budget Android smartphone segment in India. This latest launch could strengthen the popularity and success of the Micromax brand amongst the people.


Let’s have a close look at the Specifications, Features, Review & Price of Micromax Unite 2 in India-


Display

Micromax Unite 2 is sports a 4.7-inch IPS LCD Capacitive Touch Screen, which produces a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels at 199 pixels per inch. This Multi-touch display produces 16M crisp and bright colours on the smartphone.

 

Processor & RAM

This Smartphone is powered by a 1.3GHz Mediatek MT6582 Quad Core Processor, supported by 1GB of RAM and GPU Mali-400MP2. This hardware configuration is well enough to drive all essential applications and games without any issue on the device.

Operating System

Micromax Unite 2 runs on Google’s latest Android 4.2.2 KitKat Operating System. The new Android operating system supports many new features and Applications.

Micromax A106 Unite 2 – Specifications, Features, Review & Price in India

Camera

This smartphone houses a 5 Megapixels Autofocus Rear Camera, coupled with LED flash. The rear camera can record 720p HD videos. Micromax Unite 2 also houses a 2 Megapixels fixed focus secondary camera on the front for your selfies and video calls.

Memory

For storage, this smartphone boasts 4GB of internal memory, out of which 0.89GB is available for App installation and 1.67GB is for User Data storage. You can expand the memory up to 32GB via MicroSD card slot.

Connectivity

The connectivity features on this smartphone includes 3G, GPRS with EDGE, Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Hotspot, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS with A-GPS, MicroUSB 2.0 and 3.5mm Audio Jack.

Sensors

This smartphone features Proximity Sensor & Motion Sensor.

Micromax A106 Unite 2 – Specifications, Features, Review & Price in India

Pre-installed Applications

This Smartphone comes with various pre-installed applications & games including Marbles, Smash It, Burn the Rope, Kingsoft Office, Get it, Opera Mini, MAD, Hike, Games Club, M! Live, M! Games, Smartpad and Reverie Phonebook.

Battery

Micromax Unite 2 is fuelled by a 2000mAH Li-ion battery, which claims up to 190 hours of stand-by and 8 hours of talk time.

Price in India

The Micromax Unite 2 is available for Rs. 6,999 in India.

Saturday, 24 May 2014

Advantages of Mobile Apps for E-Commerce Websites

Saturday, May 24, 2014 Posted by Piyush Shrivastava , 1 comment
Ever since the mobile revolution took place, the apps are everywhere and for everything. While an app might not be suitable for every company ex. a construction business, it is imperative in today’s time that an ecommerce portal also has a full functioning App. 



With most of the internet traffic increasingly coming from mobile and tablet devices, it is a clear sign that customers are using their phablets and mobile devices to surf the net. A Mobile App is basically an application which can be downloaded by the user and placed in the menus of their devices for direct use instead of visiting a website again and again. There are a lot of advantages that a Mobile App gives to E-commerce companies and their customers, some of them are –


Loyalty – Instead of going through many online portals while searching for a product and wasting time and energy, it’s much more efficient to just download an app of an E-commerce portal and open it whenever one has a shopping need. It allows customers to save their time and the e-commerce websites get loyal repeat customers.

Convenience – Many people have migrated to handheld devices for their surfing needs, a mobile app is convenient for them as they can just click on it and start their buying process without any hassle. Moreover a customer can be anywhere in office, on the move etc. and can buy products from a mobile app as long as they have an internet connection.

Quick process- Mobile app once downloaded makes the process of buying smooth and efficient. The functionalities which take a lot of time to load on a browser, load instantly on a mobile app once it has been downloaded.

Phone features – A mobile app can use the features within a phone to increase user experience for ex. touch screen devices have this ability to recognize fingers flips which can be used by an app when a customer is browsing through the range of products, it’s much more convenient than clicking every time. Camera, GPS, QR Code scan etc can be used by a mobile app. Features like GPS also allows the e-commerce website to identify the location of the customer, estimate the time of delivery and let the customer know instantly.

Notifications – A mobile app allows e-commerce companies to send notifications like sales, discount offers etc. directly to the customer and be sure that a customer would be at least seeing them. It helps in increasing sales as customers who receive notifications letting them know that discounts are available on the products of their choice are more likely to go ahead and make a purchase. A lot of people don’t go through a promotional e-mail or newsletter but a mobile notification is a short and efficient way to let your customers know that you are offering a discount.

Preferences – A mobile app can save the information related to a person’s buying preferences and habits. It helps customers and e-commerce websites both, a website can target what to display and feature on the home screen of a mobile app for a particular customer and a customer can find the relevant products quickly. 

Sunday, 18 May 2014

Review: Samsung Galaxy S5 Smartphone

Sunday, May 18, 2014 Posted by Piyush Shrivastava , , No comments
Samsung recently launched the Galaxy S5 and while it looks and feels very much similar to the previous device, it packs in a lot more. They have upgraded the hardware running inside the device. They have also added some additional features like a heart rate monitor for the data to be used by various fitness apps. At the price this device is on offer, it goes against the likes of iPhone 5S and the recently launched HTC One M8. Both these devices are strong rivals to the device and offer almost similar level of performance to the user.

Review Samsung Galaxy S5 WeboGraffiti


While the HTC One M8 betters the Samsung Galaxy S5 when we talk about built quality and design, it loses to it when it comes to display. The HTC One M8 has got quite an impressive display but as soon as you look at the AMOLED display on Galaxy S5, the rivals appear dull. It was expected to have a display with resolution higher than the one on S4 but it was good enough already. We take a closer look at this awesome display and the device housing it.

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Is Your Sony SmartWatch Not Charging?

Wednesday, December 04, 2013 Posted by Piyush Shrivastava , , , 5 comments
Though the Sony SmartWatch 1 was the first of its kind and its users may consider it an excellent gadget, one problem that many users faced with it was that it does not charge if the charger is not used for a while. I faced the same issue and found some unexpected solutions of this problem which I have complied in this post.

Sony SmartWatch not charging


The Pin Scratch Method

This might seem funny but it worked for me. Take something which is softly pointed; such as a guitar pick or a paper pin and gently rub the four small golden circles with it. Do not use much force to do this as you may damage your charger. After scratching, try connecting the charger again and see if it works. You might see wonders.

Sony Smartwatch Not Charging


This problem might occur when your charging slots get covered with dust particles. The solution would work most of the times.

The Paper Clip Method

If the first method doesn't work for you, the problem might be in the locking system of your watch and charger. The charging area of your Sony SmartWatch has four pins which get locked to the four circles of your charger.

Sony Smartwatch not Charging

It might be possible that your watch's pin and the charger's circles are not getting locked properly. To solve this, take a paper or cloth clip; connect the charger in your watch and lock the attachment with this clip so that the pins connect to the charger properly. This might just solve your problem.

Take it to a Service Center or contact eService

If both of the above methods do not work for you, contact Sony eService and tell them about your problem. If even this does not help, take your watch and charger to a Sony Service Center near you. You might need to replace your charger.

I hope this would have solved your problem. If it did, do tell us your story in the comments section below. You can also like us on facebook from the right like box. Thanks for reading.

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Top 5 Android Apps for Programmers

Wednesday, November 13, 2013 Posted by Piyush Shrivastava , , , No comments
Most of the students and developers now a day are into programming very much. Learning how to program is an awesome feeling. There is much software available for Windows and Macs on which you can edit as well as create programming codes and also run them. But you may need to write a program anywhere at any time, for this there are many applications available on which you can write as well as run programs, only if you own an Android phone. Here in this article we are going to tell you about 5 best Android applications that can prove to be very helpful to programmers as well as developers.

Deuter IDE



The name of the software is DeuterIDE which is a light weight platform application which is capable of handling heavy coding. The application is best suited for phones having bigger screen size. The application is able to support more than 40 languages. So in case you are looking for a software application that can be used in tons of languages, the application is perfect for you. Few of the features of the application are syntax highlighting, drobpox sync and automatic indentation etc. The program also offers virtual buttons that are most commonly used programming symbols. The price of the Application is $4.99.

Droid Edit


The application is a very useful editor of source code. The software highlights syntax for various languages that includes C, C++, JavaScript, SQL, HTML as well as Python. It also contains different color themes, auto indentation, block indentation, search and replace option, keyboard shortcuts and also many other features. The application is perfect tablets such as Asus Transformer that contains external keyboard that can be utilized for keyboard shortcuts. You can also connect Bluetooth keyboard if you want to. The cost price of the pro version is $1.69.

Code Peeker


It is one of the best programming software available in the android market that is sure to help you in programming anytime and anywhere you want. The software is reads very lightweight code allows the user to read the code very quickly. The syntax is highlighted for many languages and for the languages that are not supported by the application, and opens it as plain text. The application becomes really helpful when you are writing a program on your PC but wish to make use of your phone as external monitor and keeping the other code as reference. The developer also wishes to add another feature to the application which allows it to add files directly from your Gmail account as well as file explorers.

C4droid


It is a very classic that can be utilized on you Android phone. The apps make use of gcc compiler, which is most often used on UNIX. The program is a bit tricky to set up at the beginning but it is very helpful software after it is installed. The program is capable of compiling C++ codes also.

C# to go


The software provides C compiler on your phone and also is a very successful and standard application. The software perfectly does what it says and includes syntax tester, debugger that works flawlessly.

About Author: This is a guest post written by Kuldeep, He is a blogger and writes about Android on his blog AndroidCubes. He recommends you to check his latest guide to Root Karbonn A7.