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There are many rumors going on about the upcoming flagship of Sony. We had seen many leaked images online that looked strikingly genuine (but we never know). There are rumors going on that the xperia z4 might be unveiled in a month or 2 (and some report suggests that phone is going to be unveiled in weeks), and there are possible reports pointing at a strong possibility for multiple version (or editions) of the xperia z4 to be released.

We are all eagerly waiting for the flagship, no matter all the hype. We got the most genuine look at the handset when a promotional shot of the upcoming James bond movie got leaked. The reports strongly point at multiple versions, so a walkman version is not at all unlikely. Sony had done it in the past, also it’s time they merged their dying walkman line (or its supposed technology) into its smart phones.

The proposed phone is rumored to feature top notch music quality, both via internal speakers and external output. The phone may feature many changes in the inside, with the units that produce sound upgraded to top notch – which you may not find in the original version of Z4 (Which is to be released). If such a thing as that happens, audiophiles all over the world can rejoice.

Smartphones had never been the best tools to listen to audio, people in need of quality audio on the move had always carried expensive media players with them – which cause unnecessary bulk. If such a thing as the merging of the walkman and xperia line happens, it just might be more successful (or not as flop as) than the collaboration between htc and beats audio. The phone is rumored to arrive this year at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this March.

Affiliate programs brings in huge for many internet marketers and you will be probably wondering which on to choose among the huge list of Affiliate programs out there. In this article we will be looking on to Amazon Affiliates and EBay affiliates. By the end of this article you will have an idea on which affiliate program to choose or maybe you will run both the affiliates. Why not?

Running both the affiliates together is an option but it is always good to focus on one affiliate at a time rather than running multiple ones at a time. If you have a very active blog or any platform with thousands of views a day nothing is stopping you.

When we compare Amazon and EBay, both being authority stores with huge reputation built during the past 10+ years. It would be a bad idea to come to quick conclusions. We will check on to the advantages and disadvantages of both the programs and come to a conclusion.

Pros and Cons of Amazon Affiliates

PROs

Huge list of products: Amazon is listed with huge list of products with over 30 categories. Amazon is well equipped with everything anyone want. Starting with a brush to TV. Cloths, Consoles, Movies, books whatever it maybe. Amazon has it all. Amazon also sells products of almost all leading brands like Microsoft, Apple and Razor. Amazon also sells certain unique products in it sites too. So being an affiliate with Amazon will give you a lot of opportunities to choose from a variety of products and thereby increase sales commissions. Amazon is also well known for their quality products and availability of new products too.

Easy to Join: joining the Amazon Affiliates is easy, your affiliate account will be running regardless of the traffic or quality of the content and hence getting approval is not a huge task. You don’t even have to own a domain to apply for. You can use a Google’s blogger or a free WordPress account to start with.

Better Discounts: Amazon has the best discounts and offers in the entire E-Stores out there in the internet. Having better price to offer is a great advantage of Amazon affiliates.

A certain Affiliate commission plan: Amazon is having a fixed affiliate commission rate chart and thus you will have an estimate on the amount you are about to get. Read more on Amazon commissions. There are some products where the commissions are fixed. You will be paid $25 for certain tech products like Laptops regardless of the cost let it be $500 or $2000.

Paramount, you can use tools like ProURLs to better enhance your earnings.

Cons

Low Commissions: Amazon affiliate commissions are very low in the beginning and rises up. i.e from 4% to 8%. Refer the following table for commission rates.

Amazon

You will only be able to earn more with more products you sell.

Longer Payment period: Amazon has a billing cycle and it pays out only when you are on the billing cycle. The cycle is usually in 2 months. In short your payments will be in 2 months interval. Those who resides outside US it may take more than 2 months when you get the check in hand including the slow delivery and check clearing days.

That’s all with Amazon. EBay in the other hand.

Pros and Cons of EBay affiliate program

PROs

Many Products to choose from: Just like Amazon there are many products to choose from in EBay including used and brand new products. More flexibility and products to choose from.

Seasonal Discounts: EBay offers variety of discounts and are probably more frequent than Amazon. The discounts are limited to the brand new products alone.

Faster Payments: Unlike Amazon EBay affiliate commissions are paid off fast. There is no billing cycle for Amazon.

CONs

Approval is not that easy like Amazon: Getting your site or blog is not that easy and chances are that subdomain blogs are rejected easily. You must have a site with lots of traffic and traffic alone won’t do you any good. EBay partnership network requires you to have quality traffic and mostly organic ones.

Unpredicted Earnings: EBay Partnership has an Earnings Per Click (EPC) system that shows fluctuating revenue results as EBay looks for the quality traffic site bring to EBay. If you are planning to earn big, start working on increasing quality of the traffic.

EBay is not for everyone. Choose your affiliate program wisely.

If you have all the skill to convince people through an article Amazon is the best affiliate program, EBay will yield more if you have large quality traffic flowing into your site.

Motorola Mobility officially reported that they’re going to upgrade the first generation models of Moto: Moto E, Moto X and Moto G (LTE), with the latest Android 5.1 Lollipop version.

It was during the mid of last month, Motorola had been working on the Android 5.0.2 Lollipop soak test on the above mentioned devices in some regions globally. But then, a statement has come out from Google’s platform regarding the presence of bugs and errors in the earlier versions. Hence Motorola has been still working on with the maintenance part, so that the devices run without creating any new problems in the new OS.

"As some of you might know, we've been testing Lollipop 5.0.2 upgrades on Moto X (1st Gen), Moto E (1st Gen) and Moto G with 4G LTE (1st Gen) in several regions. In parallel we have started testing Lollipop 5.1 which was recently released by Google. Given the improvements in Lollipop 5.1, we have decided to move all efforts to upgrade these devices directly from KitKat to Lollipop 5.1," said David Schuster, Senior Director, SW Product Management, Motorola Mobility, stated via Google Plus.

It’s actually a right decision take by the company as the chances for detection of bugs and errors in the OS would be least.

It was in last November, Google has released the Android 5.0 Lollipop update for the Nexus devices; but a number of bugs were noted down. In order to resolve the reported issues, the company launched other two updates.

This apparently forced a few Tier-1 brands like Samsung, HTC and Motorola to reschedule the software update release program to a month and finally release v5.0.2 update to their respective devices.

Anyways, Motorola’s approach to roll over the best product in the market has given special attention to its other reveal like Samsung, HTC, and others. Hence we can expect that the update will be available in the other branded devices as well.

The latest Android 5.0.3 Lollipop version for Motorola Moto E is expected to release to roll out in Brazil and India now. If you’re someone who has been using any of these devices, then expect the wonder to hit on your device soon.

It has been announced by AndroidAdvices that the details regarding the update is already out in India, however the update for Moto Maxx and Moto E in Mexico, Brazil and India will be launched soon. Currently, there are no reports available regarding the release of update in other nations available though. But the chances are high to extend the new update globally without any loss of time.

Android 5.0.2 Lollipop OTA Update consists of the latest Material Design UI, new lockscreen notifications support, improved notifications panel, new Quick Settings panel, full Android Runtime (ART) support which can replace the older version of  Dalvik process virtual machine, Smart Lock, Battery Power Saving mode support, Device Sharing features such as Guest User, Multiple User support and Screen Pinning. In order to know more about the update, then check it out on Android platform’s official website.

It has around 342MB as the file size and hence you must prefer a better Wi-Fi connection rather than relying upon device’s data on your Moto E Smartphone. It should be also noted down that this update will be rolled out in further phases, thus there is no need of worrying in case the Android 5.0.2 Lollipop OTA Update notification doesn’t arrive today for your Moto E. Moto E devices in India and Brazil will receive the new update by the end of this month.

If the new Android 5.0.3 Lollipop update hasn’t been shown on your Smartphone, then you should go to Menu> Settings> About Phone. Once after the installation process, then you can begin using your Smartphone with exciting features of Android 5.0.3 Lollipop.

Motorola is launching it economy phone Moto E in India on March 10, 2015. The Moto E 2nd Generation handset will be priced at Rs. 6,999, which is same as the previous model. It will only be available online in Flipkart.

The strategic pricing is said to have done due to the fierce competition by its Chinese counterparts like Xiaomi and Oppo, which have launched cheap smartphones with very high quality and technology.

In design, the phone is somewhat similar to previous models but has a slight difference in screen size as it has been enlarged to 4.5 inch from 4.3. it is also notable that it is being released in two variants.

The 3G variant of the 2nd Gen Moto E is powered by 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 32-bit processor and a 400 MHz Adreno 302 GPU. While, the LTE version has a powerful 1.2 GHz Quad-core 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor and a 400 MHz Adreno 306 GPU. It has 8 GB ROM as well as 1 GB RAM for smooth performance.

Also Read: Samsung Galaxy S6 - What We Know So Far

A major change in the current phone is the addition of a front facing camera as well as the non removable battery, also the battery has been upgraded from 1,980 mAh to 2,390 mAh.

Other specifications include assured update to Android Lollipop OS and a sturdier body. The 5 MP camera is tweaked for better performance, but still without an LED flash support.

Customizable shells have also been launched, for Moto E as well as G, called as the Band. These bands are available in six different color options that include Golden Yellow, Turquoise, Blue, Raspberry, Purple and Red. The new model also has grip shells available in Golden Yellow, Turquoise, Charcoal, Blue and Raspberry.

Alright, let me make it clear to you that this Smartphone has nothing to do with the Beats by dr dre corp. Even though, htc had something to do with them at a time, that doesn’t mean every smart phone maker in the world is trying to get a chunk of that. We all know that htc regretted their decision about bundling their smart phones along with expensive earphones later (which happened sometime ago) we also know that Lava is not one of those brands that could possibly afford to team up with a luxury brand like the BEATS.

So what are these? Well this is a decently spec-ed Smartphone launched in India in the past few days. It’s not surprising enough to be a revolutionary product, but it’s a great addition to the already great range of budget smart phones in India.

The phone is priced at 6,552 and is primarily available from online retailers.

Let’s look at how much this device could differentiate itself from the pack of budget devices in our market already. The device comes with a 5inch screen with a FWVGA resolution, which is so yesteryear, at this price you can hardly do better though. The device sports the android 4.4 kitkat and you can forget an update to the lollypop in the future. The device hope to offer better audio quality than it’s rivals by making use of it’s K Class Amplifiers. The rest of the specs are also not surprising. The device comes with a 1.2GHZ quad core processor. The phone comes with 1 GB of ram, which is also not surprising. The phone features an 8 GB internal memory (which you can upgrade as much as 32 GB by making use of the memory card slot). The phone comes with a 5mp snapper on the back which features a 4x digital zoom and HD recording.

Apple first tried to do the same in 2006 and failed much in vain. But this time they are just enough ready for the second go and this time it may prove to be a success after all.

"This time, things have changed. The real draw is the pool of engineers specialized in retail and e-commerce," a well wisher from apple was spotted saying.

The rumors are pointing at a possible location in our very own Bangalore, which is famous all over the world for being the tech capitol of India (or at least that’s what we call it). Anyway, with an over like this apple could very well be moving from the familiar strategy of keeping all their tech related decisions limited to it’s staff in the United States. Cupertino might just be spreading out after all.

This can all be a rumor anyway, you never know with apple.

Apple globalizing their tech operations is good news any day. India got it’s own huge share of apple fans, who will be very happy to see apple stores pop up here and there like in those developed nations. Anyway, apple had recently invested some billions in Europe for some operations to set up their own data centers in the area. This could well be the card that is pointing at a company that is very urgent for a globalized retail operation from their own stores.

Apple hardly has any apple stores in our country anymore; most of them had been closed many years ago. Apple bringing their own business in to the centre of tech capitol of India will benefit them in assuring their customers about their newly formed root in the country.

If such a company-owned technology development centre happens, it’s always a big step forward for the company in our country.

Android One has given exciting news for their Indian users by the launch of first Lollipop’s OTA update in a limited manner for the randomly selected devices.

As per the reports of Android Police, Caesar Sengupta, Google’s product management director, has officially stated through an update via GooglePlus that a few of the selected Android One devices in India  like Karbonn, Sparkle V, Micromax Canvas A1 and Spice Dream UNO have been getting updates of the latest Lollipop version.

The rest of the Android One devices will be getting the new update certainly in the upcoming weeks. However, this up gradation process would take time and hence the users have to wait their big day to receive the update.

Sengupta has also stated in his GooglePlus status update that the possibility for getting the update via connecting the device to Wi-Fi is much higher than the rest. Hence users can try their luck as well by opting for a chance of this sort.

Sengupta’s status update given on GooglePlus is as follows:

To those with +Android One phones in India, here's where we are with the over-the-air (OTA) update that will bring Android Lollipop to you soon. We've already started rolling out Lollipop to a small number of phones in India. This is a gradual process and so each week we'll push the OTA update to more phones selected at random (pro-tip: connecting over Wi-Fi will increase your odds). We thank you again for your patience, and please stay tuned for further updates.

Presently, the selling of latest Android One devices is running successfully in Indonesia and the Philippines.

The selling of Android One devices via online stores is getting proper attention as majority of the local dealers and retailers refused to sell this device directly on the Indian market.

The Galaxy S6 is creating quite a lot of buzz and to add to it, Samsung is putting up teaser everyday. Samsung had release 3 teaser which is just named as The Next Galaxy. The same has been done in its Instagram page, with pictures hash-tagged as #TheNextGalaxy.

All of These gives different hints about the flagships features. Visuals of metal floating to shape the phone gives a hint of its liberation from plasticky body, the view of the phone screen along with the dialogue, 'Boundaries will dissapear' gives us a hint of the slim bezel and the curved edge screen, while the different visuals of camer shutter hints about an impeccable camera.

It is also rumored that the phone will be available in 2 chipset variant, namely the Homegrown Exynos SoC as well as the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810, but according to the market it caters to. Other rumors are, that the handset will be faster and more powerful than an Apple iPad Air 2 and have a 5.1-inch display, a 5-megapixel front-facing camera and a huge 20-megapixel rear-facing camera. The new Galaxy will be launched at the Mobile World Congress (MWC), which is to be held at Barcelona on March 1st. Other major players like HTC and LG will also be releasing their flagship devices at the event.

It has been also revealed that the 32GB Galaxy S6 variant is likely to be priced at 749 euros which rounds upto Rs 53,000, 64GB at 849 euros which is approximately Rs 62,000 and 128GB version to cost 949 euros (approx. Rs 69,300). The EDGE variant(32 GB) is likely to be priced at 849 euros ​which is about Rs 59,500, and 64GB version at 949 euros (approx. Rs 66,400) and 128GB variant at 1049 euros which comes to Rs 73,300.

Haven’t you ever felt angry when you see that your outdated apps automatically get updated on Google Play Store and burn your data without your permission? If you’re, here is an easy solution for you to resolve the problem you’ve been facing from the Android platform. This guide will allow you to prevent the auto-upgrading of outdated apps in your gadget.

Actually, Google Play Store gives updates to their users in such a manner merely because they want to improve the apps performance in accordance with the quality of a user’s gadget. However, it’s quite annoying when it acts in the other way- slowing down your Smartphone after updating the outdated apps, consuming too much of user’s mobile data, reduces the battery backup and some other problems too.

People prefers manual update feature on Google Play Store, which helps to update the outdated apps according to user’s choice whenever it’s required, and here is how you can do this easily.

How to disable auto-update of apps in Google Play:

How to Disable Automatic Updating of Applications on Google Play Store

  1. Open the Google Play Store app and click on the navigation code placed on the left side top. Choose settings from it.
  2. Choose the Auto-update apps option from the General subcategory.
  3. Tapping on this option will provide you with three options which can be reconfigured at any time. You have either 1) Do not auto-update apps 2) Auto-update apps at any time. Data Charges may apply and 3) Auto-update apps over Wifi only.

Click on it and you’ll be provided with 3 further options:

  1. Do not auto-update apps
  2. Auto-update apps at any time. Data Charges may apply
  3. Auto-update apps over wifi only.
  4. Choose the first option so that you can update your apps whenever you wish to do it. Although you’ll still receive latest updates for your already installed apps through the notifications from Google Play Store. In case, if you want to update your apps without using the mobile data, you can do it by selecting the third option.