Author: VARINDIA IT Magazine

HPE ProLiant to deliver better performance, security for Azure Stack Deployments

HPE ProLiant to deliver better performance, security for Azure Stack DeploymentsHewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has announced the HPE ProLiant for Microsoft Azure Stack (Gen 10), leveraging Intel’s latest Purley-based Xeon processors to enable customers to run workloads more quickly and securely. The next-gen HPE ProLiant for Microsoft Azure Stack solution delivers higher storage capacity, increased cache capacity, better performance, and increased security. Based on the HPE DL380 Gen 10 server, the solution enables customers to gain the benefits of a Microsoft Azure public cloud in an on-premises deployment.

“IT departments are under huge pressure from lines of business to utilize new technologies that drive innovation and growth—while simultaneously reducing costs,” said Vikram K, Senior Director, Hybrid IT, HPE India. “Leveraging our long-standing partnership with Microsoft and joint R&D efforts, we are able to deliver a solution that fits the needs of our customers, enabling them to simplify IT implementation and reap the benefits associated with cloud operating models, delivered on-premises.”

As a trusted Microsoft partner, HPE delivers the highest quality products and a comprehensive software-defined infrastructure solutions, including services, consulting and support. The latest HPE ProLiant for Microsoft Azure Stack solution offers customers key benefits …..More Info: https://varindia.com/news/hpe-proliant-to-deliver-better-performance-security-for-azure-stack-deployments

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Fox Mobiles unveils new simple, basic Keypad Phones

Fox Mobiles unveils new simple, basic Keypad PhonesFox Mobiles has announced the launch of its new range of Simple, No-Nonsense Basic Keypad Phones. The models launched are –

· BigDaddy V2: Lasts for 30 days with a 3600 mAh big battery. Display: 2.8 inch, Battery: 30 days standby (18 hours talktime).

· Bolt FX241: Premium basic phone with a powerful torch light. Display: 2.4 inch, Battery: 12 days standby (7.25 hours talktime), 1800 mAh battery.

· Champ FX241: Long battery life in a slim basic phone. Display: 2.4 inch, Battery: 12 days standby (7.25 hours talktime), 1800 mAh battery.

· Atom FX180: Slim and incredibly capable basic phone. Display: 1.8 inch, Battery: 7 days standby (4 hours talktime), 1000 mAh battery

All phones come with wireless FM Radio, a power saving mode that boosts battery life by 10% and have an understated design aesthetic, perfect for use in any setting. They have tied up with Amazon for the online sales of these products. These products will also be distributed offline through their network of distributors and retailers pan-India…..More Info: https://varindia.com/news/fox-mobiles-unveils-new-simple-basic-keypad-phones

BRITZO launches an array of mobile handsets under its brand iVVO

BRITZO launches an array of mobile handsets under its brand iVVOBRITZO has launched its smart mobile phone brand ‘iVVO’ in India. The brand launch has been followed by the rollout of eight smart 2G feature phones by iVVO that are segmented across five product categories, namely BEATZ, PRIMO, SELFEE, TUFF, and VOLT. The company will also be launching of its first 4G feature phone ‘Skipper’ along with two Android Go 4G smartphones belonging to ‘Storm’ series. All of the launched products are priced from Rs. 649 to Rs. 5,999 and extend superlative features aimed at the rural population – including multilingual support, feature phone-based WhatsApp and Wi-Fi tethering, facial recognition, shatterproof smartphone screens.

As part of the initial product rollout, three smart feature phones have been launched under the product category BEATZ, two each under PRIMO, one each under TUFF, VOLT, and SELFEE. The entire product range comes with a mix and match of unconventional features such as smart applications, K-type box speakers, shock-proof designs, wireless FM, long-lasting battery life, automatic call recording, and one-touch music access. iVVO is also planning to launch its first 4G feature phone ‘Skipper’ with WhatsApp and Wi-Fi tethering capabilities. In order to boost digital adoption and customer convenience, the company has provided multilingual support for English & several regional languages such as Hindi and Urdu and supports other 22 Indian languages in a readable format…..Read More

 

Indians Stop Trusting Mark Zuckerberg for Data Privacy …. ???

Indians Stop Trusting Mark Zuckerberg for Data PrivacyIts been at least a decade when we first got to know Orkut as a social networking platform and it seemed that it was the next big thing or a breakthrough in the Business Platform & industry. However, in came Facebook and suppressed Orkut’s chariot of glory while becoming the social media giant it is today. That said, with people vouching to delete their Facebook accounts in the wake of the massive data breach scandal involving Cambridge Analytica, Orkut founder Orkut Buyukkokten has launched ‘Hello’ in India, which is a new social media app and a possible Facebook alternative.For the unknown, Orkut Buyukkokten is a former Google employee and the current CEO of Hello Network, who has now announced his company’s entry into the Indian market amid all the controversies surrounding the data breach scandal involving Facebook.

Built particularly for the new mobile generation, “Hello” brings people together around their interests to create positive, meaningful, authentic connections and sustained social engagement, the company said in a statement.

“We designed ‘Hello’ to help you make connections in the real world. It’s a social network built on loves not likes, and I’m delighted to say ‘Hello’ to India once again,” said Buyukkokten, now the CEO of San Francisco-based Hello Network Inc…..Read More

US lawmakers to probe Zuckerberg over Facebook data-privacy contension

US lawmakers to probe Zuckerberg over Facebook data-privacy contensionThis week, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testified before members of Congress, splitting his visit into two days of questioning. There were expected queries regarding the Cambridge Analytica data breach scandal, about whether Facebook has grown too large and could be considered a monopoly, and how to better regulate the platform, as a firestorm rocks over its data privacy scandal, with pressure mounting for new regulations on social media platforms.

Less expected were the weird and somewhat rambling moments throughout the combined 12 hours of testimony, as members of Congress grappled with the legitimately complicated technology they were questioning. At times, lawmakers relied on slightly clunky metaphors, revealing anecdotes, and corny jokes. The 33-year-old chief executive is expected to face a grilling before a Senate panel , and follow up with an appearance in the House of Representatives the following days.

Before launching into his question, Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL) invoked his love of chocolate. “I’m communicating with my friends on Facebook, and indicate that I love a certain kind of chocolate. And, all of a sudden, I start receiving advertisements for chocolate. What if I don’t want to receive those commercial advertisements?”Read More

 

Xiaomi announces three new smartphone manufacturing plants in India

Xiaomi announces three new smartphone manufacturing plants in IndiaXiaomi has opened three new smartphone manufacturing plants in India. This move is in line with its strategy to enhance the handset maker’s business in the country.

The three new smartphone plants that are coming up in partnership with Foxconn will be set up in campuses in Sri City, Andhra Pradesh and a new campus in Sriperumbudur, Tamil Nadu with a total campus area of 180 acres.

Xiaomi however did not reveal its investment in the latest smartphone production units in India. The company has also stated manufacturing smartphones at its power bank plant in partnership with Hipad Technology in Noida, Uttar Pradesh.

The #1 smartphone company that is at present ahead of Samsung has as part of its localization strategy added its first SMT (Surface Mount Technology) plant dedicated towards local manufacturing of PCBA (Printed Circuit Board Assembly) units in Sriperumbudur, Tamil Nadu, in partnership with Foxconn….Read More

 

Facebook Records Data Of All Your Calls And SMS

Facebook Records Data Of All Your Calls And SMSDifficult For Users To Delete Account !!!

Facebook has been collecting call records and SMS data from Android devices for years. Several Twitter users have reported finding months or years of call history data in their downloadable Facebook data file. A number of Facebook users have been victimised by the recent Cambridge Analytica privacy scandal, prompting them to download all the data that Facebook stores on their account. The results have been alarming for some.

The deleted Facebook Zip file contains info on every single phone cellphone call and all the SMS . Others have found a similar pattern where it appears close contacts, like family members, are the only ones tracked in Facebook’s call records…..Read More