iPhone 6 Vs Nexus 4 from Android haters

The iPhone 6 reveal is barely a few hours old, but already we can see that there has been some viral activity from Android owners who cannot resist the opportunity to boast. One image in particular compares the iPhone 6 Vs Nexus 4, arguing that Android users have had the iPhone 6 features ‘for years’.

This image is now doing the rounds on Twitter and Facebook quicker than you can say‘One more thing’. It shows the iPhone 6 Vs Nexus 4 specs side by side from an Android user’s point of view.

They list specs such as a 750p resolution on the iPhone 6, compared to a 760p resolution on the Nexus 4. They also highlight new NFC payments on the iPhone 6 with Apple pay, with NFC payments that the Nexus 4 already had two years ago.

There’s a whole list of other matching specs, with the emphasis being that the iPhone 6 is only just launching with these features that the Nexus 4 had in 2012.

As a final kick in the teeth, there is a sarcastic leaving message which goads Apple users with a glimpse of 2016 features on another new iPhone which include wireless charging, water resistance, IR Blasters and split-screen apps – features of course which are already available on Android.

The image also leaves a parting gift on offering iPhone 6 users help with any of their new features – by asking an Android user who has been using the same features for years.

Is this a clever piece of marketing warfare from the Android user base, or simply a case of listing facts? It will be interesting to see if Apple, Samsung or Google respond to this in an official capacity.

This image is igniting at the moment though so let us know what you think about it. Do you agree that the iPhone 6 specs are not strong enough compared to the best Android phones, or do you think it’s just a case of jealousy?

Xiaomi Redmi 1S vs Moto E: Which Budget Android Smartphone Should You Buy?

Failing to crack the high-end smartphone segment, Nokia focused its efforts on the budget market. Its recent models such as the Lumia 520 and 630 did quite well in the market. Following its footsteps, Motorola released the Moto G in India, which became a runaway hit. Then came the Xiaomi Mi 3 that redefined what a budget smartphone should be. After the overwhelming response to its first handset, Xiaomi is all set to launch its Redmi 1S.

In recent times, manufacturers have started paying more attention to the budget market by rolling out a slew of fully functional budget smartphones. Companies like Motorola and Xiaomi have become extremely popular over the last few years thanks to the many affordable smartphones that they offer. Today, TechProceed compares two of their most competitive offerings, the Moto G and the Xiaomi Redmi 1S.

Which one should you buy? Find out below.

Xiaomi Redmi 1S vs Moto E: Design

The Moto E uses a plastic body and feels solidly built. Its small size and curved back ensures that it feels good in the hand. Its dimensions are 124.8 x 64.8 x 12.3mm, with the smartphone weighing 142g, which happens to be a pleasing amount of weight when held. All in all, the phone is light and easy to hold.

The Redmi's design feels pretty standard; it's your usual rectangular smartphone with slightly curved corners. It feels balanced and is easy to operate. Its dimensions are 137 x 69 x 9.9 mm, meaning that it's a little thinner than the Moto E.

Both phones offer standard design and try nothing radical.

Xiaomi Redmi 1S vs Moto E: Display

The Moto E has a 4.3in display with a resolution of 540 x 960 pixels. It delivers a pixel density of 256 ppi and has Corning Gorilla Glass 3 for reasonable protection from scratches and bumps.

The Xiaomi Redmi 1S has a slightly larger 4.7in display with a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels. It delivers a pixel density of 312 ppi along with Corning Gorilla Glass 2 for protection.

It goes without saying that the Xiaomi Redmi 1S has the bigger and better display. If you're keen on watching a lot of videos on your phone and playing games, then it happens to be the better option among the two.

Xiaomi Redmi 1S vs Moto E: Hardware

The Moto E uses a trusty Qualcomm Snapdragon 200. This consists of a Dual-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7 processor along with an Adreno 302 GPU for graphics and 1GB of RAM. While it won't be capable of strong benchmarks and gaming capabilities, it will get the job done for the everyday user.

The Xiaomi Redmi 1S uses a slightly faster Qualcomm MSM8228 Snapdragon chipset with a Quad-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A7 processor and an Adreno 305 GPU for graphics along with 1GB of RAM.

When it comes to internal memory, the Xiaomi Redmi 1S offers 8GB of internal memory along with the option to expand up to 32 GB via microSD. The Moto E supports the same amount of expandable storage, but offers only 4GB of internal storage.

When it comes to performance, the Xiaomi is easily the better smartphone thanks to its superior chipset.

Xiaomi Redmi 1S vs Moto E: Camera and Imaging

The Moto E has a 5 megapixel camera in the rear with Geo-tagging, panorama and HDR features. It can shoot 480p video at 30fps. It lacks a front-facing secondary camera.

The Xiaomi Redmi 1S houses an 8 megapixel shooter in the rear with geo-tagging, touch focus, face and smile detection, and HDR features. It can shoot 1080p video at 30fps. There's also a 1.6 MP front-facing secondary camera that's capable of 720p video at 30 fps.

Even in the imaging department, the Xiaomi Redmi 1S comes out on top with better camera specifications.

Xiaomi Redmi 1S vs Moto E: Software

As with the Moto G, the Moto E will also offer stock Android KitKat out of the box. Expect a light and smooth experience without bloat ware and unnecessary apps.

The Xiaomi Redmi 1S will feature Android 4.3 Jelly Bean with a MIUI skin on top. MUI is the company's take on Android and happens to be somewhat different from stock Android. Experts and critics have often said that Xiaomi tries hard to make its MIUI interface look a lot like Apple's iOS UI design.

Bottom Line

The Xiaomi Redmi 1S should be your choice if you're looking for the phone with the better camera, performance and display. Apart from offering better hardware, the company's MIUI has been known to be one of the better custom made Android skins used by manufacturers.

The Moto E can't compare with the Redmi 1S in most departments and is easily the inferior phone among the two. However, people keen on stock Android, quick Android updates and the Motorola brand name might opt for it over the Xiaomi Redmi 1S.

Easily turn your PC / Laptop into a WiFi Hotspot without using any Software

You might have a WiFi dongle installed on your computer or even it might have come preinstalled in your laptop. While you will be able to access internet through a WiFi connection, but when it comes to sharing your internet connection via WiFi, you would have to rely on a third party tool such as connectify.

As most software, Connectify was once a freeware and disappointingly the developers decided to put a price tag on it. While connectify still has a free version available, but there are many restrictions on it.

Fortunately, Software such as connectify are just a secondary method of creating WiFi HotSpots for sharing your PC’s or Laptop’s internet connection. The primary method of creating WiFi HotSpots is very simple but it requires the use of the command prompt.

For those who want to create a WiFi HotSpot from their PC or laptop in order to share your internet connection through WiFi, the instructions below will guide you through the process.

Note: You will need to have a WiFi dongle or card installed on your PC in order to host a WiFi Hostspot.

How to turn a PC or Laptop into a WiFi HotSpot

Step 1: Open the Command prompt with Administrator rights. 

Step 2: Type in the following command 

 netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=allow ssid=HotSpot key=12345678

Here ” HotSpot ” will be the name of the WiFi HotSpot you are going to create. You can change it to any other name of your choice.

Similarly the Key value i.e. “ 12345678 ” is the password to connect to the WiFi HotSpot, you can also change this to any value of your choice.

Step 3: Next type 

netsh wlan start hostednetwork

The result should look like this.

Step 4: Next you will have to Network and sharing center in Control panel and right click on your main network and select properties. i.e the network that you are using to access the internet. 

Step 5: Finally click on the sharing tab and check ” allow other network users to connect through this computer’s internet connect “ 

Thats it now you can search for the WiFi HotSpot from any WiFi enabled device and connect to it with the password key set by you.

If you have any queries/feedback, please write it in comments section below OR mail me here : Snehal[at]Techproceed[dot]com

Happy Wi-Fi sharing :-)

A Chrome App Helps You Stop Procrastinating

Most anti-procrastination apps on the web help you stay focused and increase productivity by blocking time wasting websites. The thinking goes that if these online distractions are gone, you are more likely to focus on actual work.

'Time is Running', a Chrome app that takes a slightly different approach. It replaces the new tab page of your Google Chrome with a real-time counter that displays your incrementing age.

Every time you launch Chrome, or open a new tab in the browser, the extension works as a sobering reminder that the clock is ticking away. That may motivate you to exit the Bermuda productivity triangle and focus on the more important things. You can grab the free app here on app store.

If you have any queries/feedback, please write it in comments section below OR mail me here : Snehal [at] Techproceed [dot] com

Happy Chrome App'ing :-)