• Why Android devices are slow in getting updates

    Amogh Sondur
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    Sep 28, 2020
    It’s no secret that Android devices are slow in operating system (OS) updates. Every year Google launches a new version of Android in early fall and in 2020, they launched Android 11, which is the successor to Android 10. However, Android devices aren’t kept up to date, leaving most users unable to benefit from new features on the platform. And despite multiple attempts by Google to rectify the situation, it’s been getting worse for years.
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  • Software Applications using IOT in Farming

    Shivani Agrawal
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    Sep 28, 2020
    Farm management software is used to automate and manage farm operations and production activities like data recording, record management, reporting and reviewing of farm activities, and standardizing production and work schedules. There are various software applications which are used for the betterment of smart farming. Software applications may vary from farm to farm as different lands have different requirements.
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  • Software as a service

    Dheemant Palan
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    Sep 28, 2020
    Last issue dated September 15, 2020 we started with the cloud computing article, so in continuation of the series, we will be taking about software-as-a-service (SaaS) in this issue and we will be talking about other use cases of cloud computing in the upcoming articles. So what is SaaS? In laymen terms, SaaS is a software delivery model, where a lease or a license fee is charged to consumers per month and a non-contractor, normally the software provider, makes the program over the Internet accessible. As well as infrastructure-as-service (Iaas) and platform-as-a-service (PaaS), SaaS is one of the major commercial implementations of cloud computing. In SaaS the user depends on the software provider to allow access to the application over the website, hosting and managing on his own computer instead of buying a hard copy of an app and downloading it on a local server. When a customer buys a SaaS-software tool, it is normally the provider who hosts and promotes access to the program, but this is not the only way. There are also application service providers (ASPs) which benefit from data center management and host applications for their own customer networks.
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  • The immortal who has sung over 40,000 songs

    Sundaresh Senguttuvan
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    Sep 28, 2020
    It is fascinating how only very few elements in life keep living forever. One such beautiful element we all love and cherish is music. Music has enormous power to influence our moods irrespective of our ages, gender, etc. It has a unique style that can move anyone in this world. I often wonder how listening to a song for just ten seconds can drastically change my mood for the rest of the day. It is even proved as a renowned therapy to lower heart and blood pressure to leave us relaxed. Among the music composed using several instruments, what stands out is the voice of the singer that amplifies the beauty of the song. No matter how many new songs and singer comes, we still are a fan of classics we grew up listening to in our childhood. I am such a hardcore fan of a melodious voice owned by an Indian singer SPB.
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  • Telematics and positioning technologies

    Shivani Agrawal
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    Sep 28, 2020
    Smart farming (SF), focused on the integration of information and communication technology into machines, equipment and sensors of farming systems, enables the generation of a large volume of data and information with the increasing introduction of automation into the process. Smart farming depends on data transfer and data consolidation in remote storage facilities so that various farm data can be compiled and interpreted for decision-making. Telematics involves precision farming solutions by automating decisions or actions at a distance. The basic concept behind precision farming is that instead of manually applying seeds and fertilizers evenly in the fields, the farms should be cautiously mapped using proper soil sensor machinery and this smart machinery would spread seeds and fertilizers evenly based on soil characteristics like humidity, nitrogen concentrations, organic matter content, etc.
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  • Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney - Review

    Kevin Barrera
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    Sep 28, 2020
    One of the biggest questions after the Ace Attorney Trilogy ended was figuring out which direction Capcom was going to take the Ace Attorney series. After all, “Trials and Tribulations” was considered “the end” and every storyline managed to wrap up nicely. As such, series creator Shu Takumi decided to “soft reboot” the series - meaning that while the events of the previous three games did indeed happen in continuity, they have little to do with the plot at hand.
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