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Simple tips to improve Google map navigation

Do you know what’s common between Columbus and us? We start for one place and end up in a totally different location, that too half hour late. He made it work out for him and he didn’t even have maps like you do. Google maps when used properly can be the ultimate guide to anywhere you want to go. Here are 5 tips to improve your navigation:

 

1. Use map offline: Be it to conserve data or battery, offline maps can save you a lot of time and frustration (in bad network patches). Simply go to an area on map you want to save offline, type “OK Maps” in the search bar, zoom in/out to select the area and hit Download. You’re done. Now you can use various Google map features even without internet.

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2. Find ATMs and other utilities: You might not find cash there but looking for an ATM would never be a problem again. Click on the search bar, you’ll see little icons for ATMs, cafes, petrol pumps etc. Click on any of the icons and map will show you all those places around you.

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3. Save home/work: To make your navigation easy, you can save two of your most frequented places i.e. Home and Work in the map. Now you don’t have to write the address every time and seeing how far you are from your saved locations is easy too.

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4. Check Bus routes: New in the city and don’t know which bus to take? Well, Google Maps has got your back. Simply put the location where you want to go, choose the bus as the mode of transportation, and the map will show you all the possible bus routes as well as their schedule.

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5. Add stops in way: Need to pick up some food before you go to your friend’s place? Google map allows you to add stops on your way now. Put in your destination but before you hit the navigation button, open options next to the search bar, click on ‘add stops’, enter the locations and hit enter.

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These 5 tips can make your life a lot easier but if you still manage to lose your way, it’s not on the app.

5 Things you should know about 4G enabled phones

Remember when phones got internet? WAP was the best thing ever, right? And then 2G came along with much better internet connectivity and speed, but only to be side-lined by the almighty 3G. It was what all the cool kids were talking about. But as generations go (which G stands for, by the way), 3G is already old news and 4G has become the newest selling point for mobiles as well as service providers. So, let’s understand 4G a little better.

 

1. How is it different from 3G and others?

4G is the fourth version of mobile data technology since 1980s. But there are various standards between 3G and 4G too, such as HSPA and HSPA+. Max download speed specified for 3G is 384kbps, for H+ 14.4 mbps to 84.8 mbps whereas for 4G LTE its 100mbps. 4G LTE-A can give as fast as 1gbps as specified by ITU-R.

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2. Does it affect voice calling?

Unfortunately, 4G itself can’t improve your voice calling services since all calls in India are still made over older networks. Having said that, if and when service providers switch to voLTE, we’ll have much better telephoning experience and much fewer call drops.

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3. What if you slip out of 4G coverage?

If this a question that worries you, it shouldn’t. 4G phones are designed to automatically switch to the available 3G network if it couldn’t find 4G. You won’t lose data access since 3G is practically everywhere.

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4. What are the different data symbols in your phone?

If you have ever paid attention to the status bar of your phone while it’s accessing data you’d have noticed tiny letters like E, 3G, H, H+, LTE there. Ever wondered what they are? These letters stand for Edge, 3G, HSPA, HSPA+ (different releases), and 4G LTE respectively.

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5. How to tell if your phone has 4G option?

I hope you made sure before buying your phone but if you didn’t, checking if it supports 4G is a matter of a seconds. Go to Settings > Mobile Networks > Network Mode. There you’ll find the option to switch between different modes like 2G, 3G and 4G. If you see 4G there then your phone supports it.

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Well there you go, the next the time you hear the term 4G, you are ready to show off some knowledge in front of your friends.

 

Better pictures are a touch away with the XOLO Era 2X

Ever had to click multiple pictures just to get one great shot? We’ve all been there. But, no more of that. XOLO’s newest addition- the Era 2X has some cool features that make its camera one of the best, and offers a more enjoyable smartphone photography experience. Here’s what you can expect from it.

 

Flawless Colour

Don’t let excessive light ruin the quality of your pictures. The Blue Glass Filter on the XOLO Era 2X eliminates this problem by filtering the light, and capturing images exactly how you see them. So, all your photography is clear and pops with colour.

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Rich details

Bid adieu to poor gradation and overexposed images with iHDR technology. It records multiple still images with various exposures and combines them to give you a single, stunning image with even tones.

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Professional quality images

Flat, blurry images will no longer take up memory space on your phone, thanks to the inclusion of the 5P Largan Lens. It offers better focus and minimal distortions, which means every click captures sharp, almost professional-like images.

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Quick Launch Camera

No more fiddling with lock patterns and PIN codes to get to your camera. With Era 2’s Finger Print Sensor, you can access the camera in the blink of an eye, so you never miss a great photo opportunity.

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Well, what are you waiting for? Go out and make every image a great one with the XOLO Era 2X.

 

 

How blazing fast Fingerprint Sensor of XOLO Era 2X will make your life more convenient

Ever watched ‘James Bond’, and had your mind completely blown by all that cool technology? Well, we’re now one step closer to experiencing the brilliance of that technology. Finger Print Sensors are a thing of the present, and it’s one of the main features of the XOLO Era 2X. Here’s what that means for you.

No more PINs and patterns

You can now feel like a spy agent every time you unlock your phone. Simply place your finger on the sensor, and voila! It’s quick, simple and you never have to worry about forgetting your passcode again.
 

 

 

Protect your data

Love your privacy, and don’t want anyone else accessing your photos and videos? That’s exactly what the Finger Print Sensor offers- total security. Your fingerprint is all you need to protect all your gallery content from unauthorised use, even if your phone isn’t locked.
 

 

Completely hassle free

With the finger print sensor located on the back of the phone, you can practically unlock your phone with your eyes closed. Not only is this quicker, but it is also more convenient, considering you can unlock your phone as you pick it up.
 

 

Limited Access

Want to share your phone access with just a handful of people who are closest to you? You can do that as well. The XOLO Era 2X allows you to register up to 5 identities that can unlock and access your device.
 

 

Quick Launch Camera

Need instant camera access to snap a picture quickly? You can use the finger print sensor to launch the camera. And that means no more fiddling with locks or searching through your applications for the camera.
 

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With all these advantages at your fingertips, there’s no denying that this is the ultimate smartphone.