iOS 9.3 better with Night Shift

Apple on March 21st, 2016 released a new version of iOS 9.3 that’s intended for iPhone 4S and later, iPod touch (5th gen) and later, iPad 2 and later. iOS 9.3 is a 197 MB download update (size may vary according to market). Continue reading iOS 9.3 better with Night Shift

Facebook photos “content not found” image URI issues fix.

Sharing here my personal experience with Facebook photos displaying “content not found” for photos and images URI issues.
Continue reading Facebook photos “content not found” image URI issues fix.

Become Ghostie, Surf anonymously with CyberGhost

Is surfing public (WiFi) hotspots on your daily or weekly routine? If so, you might need to think about protecting yourself from the Internet world. CyberGhost, a premium VPN service (worry not, they got the free plan that works for all of us), tries to reboot the Internet for you by providing free, simple and secure access to Internet content from all over the world. So far, 5 million people have enjoyed their services – I have been one free user since 2 years now.

Continue reading Become Ghostie, Surf anonymously with CyberGhost

Nepal Solar PV Calculator – Official Android App from Government’s Alternative Energy Promotion Center (AEPC)

Alternative Energy Promotion Center (AEPC), Government of Nepal’s initiation on promoting alternative energy in the country, has launched an Android App to facilitate the calculation of solar power PV power requirement for your residence and even offices. Continue reading Nepal Solar PV Calculator – Official Android App from Government’s Alternative Energy Promotion Center (AEPC)

Is your website mobile-friendly? If not, Google is going to penalize you!

Google, the search giant, had been encouraging the website and blog owners to have mobile-friendly version of their website for few years now. This is because the mobile web traffic has increased immensely in recent years, and as a result conversion rates, ad revenue market and online shopping shopping has become wider and richer than mere content consumption business.

Google Developers PageSpeed Insights for Mobile-friendly Test
Google Developers PageSpeed Insights for Mobile-friendly Test

You had been working hard for good PageSpeed insights – the speedy performance of your website, and how its mobile(ness) or should we say mobility of the websites. Tech got time to sync.

Continue reading Is your website mobile-friendly? If not, Google is going to penalize you!

What does falling Bitcoin market price mean to the Bitcoin economy?

From few dollars to hundreds of dollar, a single Bitcoin, the popular and contradictory crypto-currency has seen its value all around. It’s also not new that Bitcoins related services have regularly been target of compromise and often taken close to illegal Internet stuffs. Whatever, Bitcoin be talked about with, the falling Bitcoin market price mean much loss to the economy. Continue reading What does falling Bitcoin market price mean to the Bitcoin economy?

Microsoft HoloLens vs Google Glass, can we really compare?

The world can beyond imagination when it’s tech – virtual reality has no bounds. Virtual reality right in front of our eyes – Google glass have had enough attention while still being a premium product. Now that Microsoft has surprised the world with their hyper-reality –  HoloLens and Windows Holographic!

Mashable says Microsoft HoloLens won’t be the next Google Glass, and that’s a good thing.

Both HoloLens and Glass are weird computers in form of glasses, Augmented reality really takes off here. Watch these two videos to find awesomeness and comparison between two premium virtual reality assertive products.

Internet Woes in Nepal: How much time does it take for you to download a single 4 GB ISO file from Microsoft CDN?

The quick answer is ages.

Let me rephrase the question on Internet woes in Nepal once: well, consider any options available to your domestic Internet supply (!) – you are to download a single ISO file from a software giant (Microsoft’s) website, how much time do you expect to spend for the download to complete? 4 hours, 14? Continue reading Internet Woes in Nepal: How much time does it take for you to download a single 4 GB ISO file from Microsoft CDN?

The technology of कान्तिपुर बर्षका दश: Delving into the limitations of Facebook voting

Kantipur Publication house has been conducting कान्तिपुर बर्षका दश – 10 best of the Year (? translation) over a month now.

On Falgun 7 (Democracy day, as we call) Kantipur will reveal their best 10 personnel on various fields from Nepal. The sole judgement parameters on the second round (first round was jury selecting personnel for 2nd round) is a count of Facebook like.

Limitations of accordion & non-randon placement of objects to vote
Limitations of accordion & non-randon placement of objects to vote

Kantipur says: पाठकहरुले यसै साइटको ‘फेसबुक लाइक’ का माध्यमबाट त्यस्तो छनौट गर्न सक्नु हुनेछ । त्यसरी सबभन्दा बढी मत ल्याएर दश क्षेत्रबाट छानिने दश व्यक्तित्वलाई ‘कान्तिपुर बर्षका दश’ घोषणा गर्नुका साथै २०७० फागुन ७ गते उहाँहरुबारे बिशेष सामग्री प्रकाशन गरिनेछ ।

मतदानमा प्रविधिको दुरुपयोग गर्न खोजिएमा त्यस्ता मत बदर गरिनेछ ।

The app for Kantipurnewsmaker is very limited in technology usages. First, de facto that Social Media is Facebook in Nepal (about 110% of Internet population in Nepal is on Facebook, do the maths!) or should it be Facebook is the only social media in Nepal?

Automatic Sorting by highest voting, inner page
Automatic Sorting by highest voting, inner page

Second, the rules of abuse have not been defined. What is “मतदानमा प्रविधिको दुरुपयोग गर्न खोजिएमा त्यस्ता मत बदर गरिनेछ ।” referring to? There is no technology that can enable a single user to LIKE twice the same thing. It is Facebook’s limitation or feature.

Note: You can vote as many person you like, but you cannot vote the same person twice.” As stated on the help section, it looks too funny for obvious reasons.  Yes, almost all Facebookers know that they can’t LIKE anything twice in Facebook. Zuckerberg’s idea!

The technology limitations of eKantipur कान्तिपुर वर्षका दश व्यक्तित्व
The technology limitations of eKantipur कान्तिपुर वर्षका दश व्यक्तित्व

 

Third point is, use of toggle or accordion or the technology of  expanding & contrasting objects. The first four avatars of the persons shows by default are most likely to be noted. The limitation of accordion hides potential other persons for vote or LIKE. For proof just observe that first tier of people get high votes, and lesser subsequently. Shouldn’t this been randomized – if universal principles of game theory and “voting by likes” is entertained?

Final point, well, Internet voting and survey has always been questionable as long as voters are unidentifiable (or is Kantipur collecting the LIKER’s name & other facebook details?) – – in anyway a user can’t vote twice.

I read a similar news in one website “कान्तिपुरको उत्कृष्ट दशबाट चौधरी बाहिरिए, जलान फेसबुकमा बिज्ञापन गर्दै” .
However, the limitation of the app doesn’t say one cannot Facebook ad or even Google ad (haven’t seen one tho’), the explanation

Whatever limitations and circumstance are now, Kantipur should think differently as they grow to conduct to similar Facebook voting system for best Nepalese in years to come or so.

Disclaimer: In no way, I’m related or represent, agree or disagree with individuals mentioned in the app/program and/or the publisher of the app.