Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Motorola Moto G (First Gen) 2013 Official Update for Android Lollipop 5.0 Released in India (XT1033)

Finally! Motorola has now officially declared that Lollipop, that is Android 5.0 has been launched for the Indian version of Motorola Moto G (First Gen), also identified as XT1033. Motorola had launched the XT1033 version which was basically differentiated by its dual SIM capability.

As you all might be knowing, Motorola had launched the second generation of Moto G, called the Moto G (2nd gen) in 2014 with various improvements over the original Moto G. Moto G 2nd generation has already received the much awaited Lollipop update, and the first gen users were awaiting eagerly to get their hands on the latest Android, althought they are already using Android KitKat. The material design and a few more features are the reason users are eager to get to use the Lollipop. Finally, the latest Android has arrived to Moto G first gen, just as promised by Motorola!


Motorola Moto G Updated Android Lollipop XT1033
Motorola Moto G featuring Android 4.4 will now receive the latest version, Lollipop in India

Moto G had owned the love of many because of it's awesome specifications, and the super-awesome price tag. Even it managed to convince me to sell my Samsung Galaxy Note II. Why? Because I just loved the idea of a phone running stock Android and that too Motorola! Here's a shoutout to Motorola for the awesomeness: MOTOROLA YOU'RE AWESOME! :-)


As far as the update is concerned, the release notes by Motorola say that there are many improvements regarding the way notifications are shown, a change in showing recent apps, ambient display, Motorola Assist, flashlight, an improvement in battery usage and ofcourse, the Lollipop UI!

Oh, and here's the link to the release notes in case anyone would love to read them while waiting for the update to arrive on their phones. Although I haven't received the update as of now, I'm very much positive I'll receive it very very soon!

And in case you've received it by now, feel free to comment your experience here!

Friday, July 12, 2013

The Startoholics.in Rises!

Having got bitten by the entrepreneurship bug, I keep visiting and checking out many startups online. Many times, I found out that there are many startups which have a great potential, but they are yet to get media exposure! A startup's one of most critical needs are getting popularity. No matter how great your product is, if only a few people know about it, its going to be a real headache to let the common people know about it. Hence, a platform for startups is all that is needed! That started a storm inside my mind!

An awesome team was all that was needed. My old/gold friend Vaishali Sharma, a BMM graduate from Mumbai University became the first person to whom I talked about this, and there we got the Chief Editor and CEO for our very own platform for entrepreneurs, which we named Startoholics.in. Probably, the name signifies addiction with startups, that's what we assumed! Thus, we started our journey of writing inspiring startup stories primarily about Indian entrepreneurs on 28th June 2013. Website work followed by some inspiring stories about startups brought us to the race track. The thrill was yet to begin, and there we got Divya Nambiar, another BMM graduate with an awesome view of the world, on our ship as our COO (Chief Operating Officer) today. With the great team members we have, we're all set to go on a long trip of penning down inspiring stories of Indian startups and entrepreneurs, whether already explored or unexplored by media.

Indian platform for entrepreneurship, entrepreneurs and startups and their stories

I as always welcome your feedback about the website, as it matters to us! :)

The Awesomeness Begins Now! ;)

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Top 5 Free E-Commerce CMS

Today, e-commerce is on its way up with literally thousands of e-commerce companies coming up every year. E-commerce is a hot industry right now, and technical aspects of the e-commerce website are of great importance. Hence, selecting the best E-Commerce CMS (Content Management System) is a must for better functionality, and ease of control. Here, I'm going to list some free top E-Commerce CMSs.





1. Magento

For admins and users, this CMS has enough features to support all requirements. Multiple stores can also be managed from a single interface or dashboard of the admin.


2. OpenCart

A simple CMS, but complete with all must-have's. Also, it is an Open-Source project, hence greater support can be assured.


3. OXID e-sales

This open-source e-commerce CMS is all ready for social commerce scenarios.


4. PrestaShop

With the functionalities for price reductions, discounts, gift vouchers, etc., this is another awesome product which is also Open Source.


5. osCommerce

This simple to use, multilingual CMS supports almost most of the payment systems and is also SEO friendly. Do give it a try!



Think I missed your favorite e-Commerce CMS? Mind helping me out to help with my knowledge? :)

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Carrots, Eggs or Coffee? Which One Are YOU

A young woman went to her grandmother and told her about her life and how things were so hard for her. She did not know how she was going to make it and wanted to give up. She was tired of fighting and struggling. It seemed as one problem was solved a new one arose.

Her grandmother took her to the kitchen. She filled three pots with water. In the first, she placed carrots, in the second she placed eggs and the last she placed ground coffee beans. She let them sit and boil without saying a word.

In about twenty minutes she turned off the burners. She fished the carrots out and placed them in a bowl. She pulled the eggs out and placed them in a bowl. Then she ladled the coffee out and placed it in a bowl. Turning to her granddaughter, she asked, "Tell me what do you see?"

"Carrots, eggs, and coffee," she replied.



She brought her closer and asked her to feel the carrots. She did and noted that they got soft.She then asked her to take an egg and break it.

After pulling off the shell, she observed the hard-boiled egg.

Finally, she asked her to sip the coffee. The granddaughter smiled, as she tasted its rich aroma. The granddaughter then asked. "What's the point,grandmother?"

Her grandmother explained that each of these objects had faced the same adversity--boiling water--but each reacted differently.

The carrot went in strong, hard and unrelenting. However after being subjected to the boiling water, it softened and became weak. The egg had been fragile. Its thin outer shell had protected its liquid interior. But, after sitting through the boiling water, its inside became hardened.

The ground coffee beans were unique, however. After they were in the boiling water they had changed the water.

"Which are you?" she asked her granddaughter.

"When adversity knocks on your door, how do you respond? Are you a carrot, an egg, or a coffee bean?"

Think of this: Which am I?

Am I the carrot that seems strong, but with pain and adversity, do I wilt and become soft and lose my strength?

Am I the egg that starts with a malleable heart, but changes with the heat? Did I have a fluid spirit, but after a death, a breakup, a financial hardship or some other trial, have I become hardened and stiff?

Does my shell look the same, but on the inside am I bitter and tough with a stiff spirit and a hardened heart?

Or am I like the coffee bean? The bean actually changes the hot water, the very circumstance that brings the pain. When the water gets hot, it releases the fragrance and flavor. If you are like the bean, when things are at their worst, you get better and change the situation around you.

When the hours are the darkest and trials are their greatest do you elevate to another level?

---AUTHOR UNKNOWN —