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Create Google Now Reminders from your Desktop Google Search

Have you wondered on how to create a reminder in your Smartphone directly from Desktop/Laptop without any third-part apps? It’s easier now with the power of Google Now. Right from the Desktop Google Search, you can setup a reminder in your smartphone and the best thing about it is that the reminders can be either Time-based or Location-based (Tracking ;)) and Google Now will take care of reminding you in your Smartphone.

Steps to create Google Now Reminders from Desktop Google Search:

1. “Reminder” is the hot word here, so append “Reminder” with what you want to be reminded and Search in Google.

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2. Once you get the instant reminder adding menu, Edit the Title (Subject) as you wish and add when or where you want Google Now to remind you about it.

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3. Click “Remind me on Google Now” button at the bottom and You are done!

Google Now Reminder

You can check that in your Android/iOS device -> Google Now -> Reminders. Simple as that! And it’s not only for task reminders but also for special occasions and events, say, if you are searching for Women’s day, then Google will show the instant Card result and will also ask you to add a reminder if you want and once you click that, it’s done – Reminder added!

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[via Google OS Blog]

Sailfish OS lovers can buy Jolla phones via Snapdeal in India

Jolla Sailfish OS

Apart from Firefox OS and Tizen (?) as potential alternatives for Android, another expectant is Jolla’s Meego-inspired Sailfish OS.

Despite the fact that Jolla couldn’t make any buzz in Smartphone market since its commercial handset launch in Europe last year, the company has almost landed in India, one of the fastest growing smartphone market, via Online retailer Snapdeal.
Jolla Sailfish OS

The company quietly announced this news in Twitter with a link to company’s home page where we can subscribe to Jolla’s Newsletter.

Though India is a place where a lot of smartphones are sold nowadays, it’s always tough here for a new brand to rise if it’s not widely known in the market and Jolla is one such rare species that came alive from dead after Nokia shunned Meego and Yes, it’s popular among Devs who are strived to support this fallen warrior but Devs aren’t the only consumers in India and with almost no marketing activity so far (apart from a few bloggers covering this news) it’s too hard for Jolla to make an impact in India, and Jolla’s Indian sales partner Snapdeal knows this very well but still when I search for Jolla in Snapdeal,all I see is Footwear (Men & Women) and that’s worse sign indicating that there is no enthusiasm from both Jolla and Snapdeal in launching the device in second most populous country where a proper launch with competitive pricing and excellent marketing can sell any device like cakes.

Fine, Let’s Keep Calm and see what are these guys – Snapdeal and Jolla – going to Carry on.

Jaguar envisions Sci-Fi Car Windshield with Augmented Reality

Jaguar Land Rover Ghost Windshield

Stuffs like Holography and Augmented Reality have not still hit the mainstream consumer market yet and that’s why anything that we see related to those Sci-Fi stuffs are really amazing to our eyes hence Makers try to put those appealing stuffs in their future devices irrespective of the nature of the device.
Jaguar Land Rover Ghost Windshield

One such recent show off is Jaguar Land rover’s concept Windshield powered by Augmented Reality that puts Interactive Virtual Display with Iron Man’s Jarvis-style User Interface in Car Windshield. Apart from an on-screen Speedometer, The concept brings In-road Virtual Racing lines whose color changes from Red to Green to provide braking guidance to drive in optimum track route and also there is ability to deploy Virtual cones on the road for the driver’s own training.

If that’s about safety, there is a fun feature called “Ghost Car” too that shows Virtual Cars against which drivers can race in real-time or against laps uploaded by other drivers. While this looks great in the video, this is still a concept that’s under progress and a Jaguar Land Rover spokesperson confirms that this might take at least 10 years to hit production.

[via Mashable]

XiaoMi Mi3, RedMi 1S and RedMi Note launched in India at Killer price

Redmi 1S

Conquering the South East Asia right from Mainland China to Singapore, Xiaomi’s latest landing place in India, the world’s second fastest growing Smartphone market.

In India, Xiaomi has officially launched the company’s fastest selling smartphone, Xiaomi Mi3 along with budget smartphone RedMi 1S and Phablet RedMi Note at Rs.13,999, Rs. 9,999 and Rs. 6,999 respectively.
Xiaomi Mi3
Xiaomi’s flagship smartphone Mi3 features a 5-inch Full HD IPS Display from Sharp and JDI running MiUI V5, the company’s customized Android OS, powered by 2.2GHz Quad-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor with 2 GB RAM and 16 GB Internal Storage. Sporting a 13 MP rear-camera with Sony sensor and a 2.1 MP front-camera, Mi 3 boasts a stylish unibody polycarbonate design inforced with Aluminium that gives a metal body design impression and a powerful 3050 mAh Battery.

Redmi 1S

On Budget front, Xiaomi RedMi 1S features 4.7-inch 720p HD IPS display powered 1.5GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor with 1GB RAM, 16GB internal memory with expansion MicroSD slot and fueled by a 2,000mAh battery, RedMi 1S sports an 8 MP rear-camera and 1.6 MP front-camera.

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For Phablet lovers, Xiaomi RedMi Note comes with a 5.5-inch 720p IPS display, a MediaTek octa-core processor, 2GB RAM, 8GB internal storage with a microSD expansion slot, a 13-megapixel rear camera, a 5-megapixel front camera and a 3,100mAh battery.

Launching three different devices with different flavours at Killer price for different target audience, Xiaomi has made a pretty safe landing in India and now it’s time to satiate the demand on time. As of now, Xiaomi doesn’t have its own retail sales channel rather uses the country’s leading online shopping partner Flipkart which has already proven to be a successful online gadget sales partner with Moto G’s success and riding on the same, if Xiaomi provides a successful customer support and optimizes its supply chain (which is always its problem as Xiaomi usually runs out of devices in minutes), the company can become a giant smartphone vendor in India.

[via Mi India]

Spoiler: Nokia by Microsoft to launch Android Lumia Phone

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The What-could-be-the-most-bizarre-news-of-the-day is out from popular leakster Evleaks. And the news is, “Android-powered Lumia incoming, from Nokia by Microsoft”.

While Nokia by Microsoft is yet to launch a smartphone with the new branding, an Android-powered Lumia is unbelievable but Evleaks has been one of the most successful gadget leaker in recent times therefore the news can’t be left alone without believing.

nokia lumia android

Though Microsoft-acquired Nokia recently launched Android-powered Nokia X devices, the company’s argument on those devices is that to hit mid-range market with Fastlane enabled device so that Tile-based WP Metro UI can be easy-to-use for the same users who opt for high-end Flagship devices. But if Android-powered Lumia is true, Microsoft has derailed from the mission set earlier, indicating that the company is merely looking for revenue from those devices rather than establishing Windows Phone in the market.

And what’s for a typical gadget lover? You get a powerful Camera phone with your favourite OS (assuming Android it is!) but once again misses the-most-used Google Apps, thus leaving the users who bought it in a limbo between Android and WP. Hence Confusion prevails.

[Source Evleaks via GSM Arena]