Category Archives: Technology

Tools that every engineering/science student must have – Part 1

An engineering or science bachelors degree is no small feat. In fact, it is a huge accomplishment comprising a lot of learning, and a complete overhaul of the way our mind words and learns. As such, there’s a lot of stuff that is expected out of an engineer or a scientist… and there are a lot of tools we must learn to use, and use well. This guide is primarily meant for Tier 2 and 3 college students of the country as they don’t have the exposure that the old IITs or IISc have and as such, the students don’t know what to do. Such skills, as I shall point out here, are essential. Do learn all of this….

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Bitcoin & Crypto-currency : My views

Lately, crypto-currency has been a huge topic of debate, and rightly so. We have been seeing prices of various “new” currencies on the rise : Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, and so on. There are tons of them, with each being super volatile. While economists all over the world shun this new form of banking, I personally feel that their judgment call is one too soon. Also, I feel that while this may not be the “next big thing” as it exists in its current form, crypto-currency shall be the future of banking. Pretty strong views, huh? Read on to find out why I have such views.

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MacOS : Thou art a piece of beauty (So are you, Win 10)

I suppose the article should be self evident. But for those who still didn’t get it, I am seriously impressed by MacOS as well as Windows 10. Never thought I would be saying this, though. For me, desktop OSes were always a quagmire of never ending issues : Windows with it’s viruses and blue screen of deaths and Mac which I used to find complicated and ugly. Only a  few years later, now I am in serious love with both the Operating Systems. The only loser out here seems to be Linux which is great for coding and stuff but pretty pointless otherwise.

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Windows is going downhill. I’m disappointed, Microsoft

It’s the year 2015. PC users receive a notification from Microsoft the likes of which they have never seen. The notification says – Upgrade to Windows 10. For free! (That was serious marketing, Microsoft).Of course, I didn’t realise back then how Microsoft was playing us all along. With the excitement of a teenager, I quickly borrowed all the laptops in the house, and upgraded them to Windows 10 the day it was launched.

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Multitasking on the iPad : Are the days of laptops coming to a close?

Let’s face it, the PC market has been falling steadily. With the advent of bigger phones, great tablets (mostly iPad), better cloud services and a plethora of apps available on mobiles, the technology market has been seeing a trend of declining laptop sales.

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Apple’s Ecosystem : The secret of it’s success !

People are often left confused as to why the “overpriced pieces of crap” Apple products keep selling more and more by the year. (I personally find Apple products of an extremely high quality). After all, it is an honest question. If an Android phone costing 1/3rd of an iPhone can do almost all the basic tasks expected of a smartphone these days, then why do people still buy into Apple products?

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Apple’s new A11 “Bionic” Chip : It’s a huge leap into the future

Apple created headlines with it’s event yesterday, with the unveiling of the iPhone 8/8Plus and the gorgeous iPhone X. However, the biggest change is not what can be seen from the outside. Apple has created a whole new era in mobile computing with it’s A11 chip, also introduced at the keynote. At a moment when the latest and greatest of Snapdragon’s processors couldn’t manage to keep up with Apple’s A10X Fusion chip, Apple announced the A11 chip to be present in all the future iPhones. That’s a huge leap forward.

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The Biggest Problem of Technology : It’s Physics !

While Physics has been the branch of science that has helped usher the humans in an era of technology, it might turn out to be the very reason that our technological advancements get stalled. They might get stalled temporarily, or permanently. No one knows. And no one thinks about it.

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Dear Apple haters, Here’s something for you…

Take a tour of the internet, especially tech blogs and YouTube channels. One common feature I have noticed : Hate for Apple runs high. And I fail to understand why? Is it so big an issue as to what device others buy and use?Mostly, people criticise Apple for being overpriced. To justify their argument, they state what all features Androids have. However, all such arguments have a gaping loophole, and that’s what I want to bring out today.

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Linux is Over-Hyped… My take on the one and only free OS

Don’t get me wrong here, Linux is a great OS, especially for budding Engineers and Computer Scientists (the sort of people who are expected to know everything about their devices and are expected to tweak them as these). It’s just that the advantages stop right here. Maybe being free could be another advantage. Maybe.

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Sandboxing in a nutshell : How it affects the security of your device

Often we come across this term – Sandboxing. So what exactly is it? More importantly, how does it affect you and why should you even bother?

If you are an iOS user, you must have often complained about how it takes time to access files from two different apps or how you cannot download files to your iDevice or how you cannot tweak the system settings, and so on. That’s because of sandboxing.

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Android isn’t really as great as it is claimed to be. Here’s why…

So, Prepsera Tech starts off with Android here, perhaps the most widely used OS in the entire world (more than even Windows). Almost everyone around seems to have an Android device, and they are pretty defensive about how great it is. Have a look at YouTube, or for that matter any site where people can comment, and you can see how huge the Android community is.

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Tech Stuff @ Prepsera

So yog must have seen at our Facebook page that Prepsera is going to be featuring technology related articles as well. So, yeah… It’s gonna be a big step forward for us as we try and provide you with interesting reads in the awesome field of technology. Maybe just to provide you a spark for tech. After all, for all those who want to do something in the future. After all, technology rules us all, works for us all and is present everywhere.

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