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What’s New in Android latest version - Android 4.1 Jelly Bean

Google announced the next version of Android, named Jelly Bean, today. It has a ton of improvements in notifications, speed and smoothness, and a new feature called Google Now that gives you useful real-time information based on where you are and what's coming up in your calendar.

Google Now Updates You With Useful Information in Real Time

What's New in Android 4.1 Jelly BeanArguably the coolest feature in Android 4.1 is a feature called "Google Now", that always keeps you up to date on what's important in your life. Say you have an event coming up in your calendar. It will figure out your usual travel method, calculate the time it will take you to get to your event using that travel method, and notify you when you need to leave (with a quick shortcut to navigate you there). If you're using public transit, it'll even factor in the time it'll take to get you to the bus stop.

It can also show you places of interest as you walk down the street, like restaurants and bars, and even tell you what the famous menu items are at those places. It'll keep you updated on the status of upcoming flights, sports scores, currency conversions if it recognizes you traveling internationally, and a lot more. It gets smarter the more you use it, too, which is awesome.

Knowledge Graph Brings Smarter Search Results

Google has also added its intelligent Knowledge Graph searching to mobile search, in a very cool way. If you search for a person, place, or thing that Google understands, it'll show you a card with information pertaining to that specific thing. If you search for the weather, it'll show you a screen with lots of weather information rather than just giving you a list of search results. Of course, you can swipe down to bypass the card and get your regular search results if you so choose.

If you perform the search with your voice, then it will speak the resulting Knowledge Graph answer back to you as it shows you the card. The voice recognition has been sped up and is now better at understanding natural language. The voice lady's voice is also lovely and surprisingly non-robotic.

Notifications Are Expandable and More Detailed

What's New in Android 4.1 Jelly BeanNotifications in Jelly Bean are now expandable, so you can get more information about a specific notification and even take action right from the notification drawer. For example, if you have a missed call, you'll see a contact image, their number, and a button to call them back. You can also see the body of a Gmail message and reply to it, upcoming calendar events with a button to email all other attendants, and you can even like or reply to comments on social networks like FourSquare (and, presumably, Facebook and Twitter). If someone shares a photo on Google+, you'll see a full res version of the photo, and you can +1 or share it with one tap.

By default, the drawer expands the top notification in the list, and as you swipe the top notification away, the next one in the list will flat up and automatically expand. If you want to expand other notifications in the drawer, you can do so with a two-finger swipe.

"Project Butter" Adds Speed and Smoothness to Android's UI

What's New in Android 4.1 Jelly BeanGoogle has taken more steps to improve Android's sometimes-laggy UI with something they call "Project Butter": an initiative to improve speed and smoothness. This is something Ice Cream Sandwich aspired to do as well, but instead of practical UI tweaks, it looks like Jelly Bean contains more under-the-hood improvements (which is what Android really needed). The most interesting of these under the hood tweaks is the touch responsiveness improvement, which ramps up the CPU as soon as you touch the screen so it can react quickly to whatever you're about to do.

Voice Actions Are Now Available Offline

Speaking of voice control, Google has also shrunk the size of voice recognition so that the entire thing is offline. That means if you want to send a text message or type using your voice, you can do so right from the keyboard, no internet connection necessary.

The New Camera Has More Gestures

What's New in Android 4.1 Jelly BeanThe Camera has gotten a few new cool gestures. When in camera view, you can swipe to the left to view your camera roll, and swipe through your photo library right from there. If you want a wider view, you can pinch in to view a filmstrip of your photos, and swipe up to delete any of your photos, just like you can do in the browser or multitasking screens introduced in Ice Cream Sandwich.

The Home Screen Automatically Resizes Widgets to Fit

Lastly, the home screen has a very cool new feature in which it automatically rearranges your screen when you drop in widgets. Say you want to move a widget to another screen, but there isn't enough room for that widget. It'll automatically rearrange your icons and resize the widget so it fits perfectly, which is pretty awesome.

These aren't the only new things in Jelly Bean, but they are the coolest. It also includes new Android Beam features (like the ability to pair your phone with Bluetooth speakers just by tapping them together), new input languages, accessibility features for blind users, and more. Jelly Bean will be available to the Galaxy Nexus, Nexus S, and Motorola Xoom in mid-July, with other phones following behind. Got a new feature that you think looks awesome, or something you wish they would have added? Talk about it in the comments, and be sure to check out how to get the best Jelly Bean features now.

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Lessons of life

[*] I feared failure Until I realized that I only Fail when I don't try.

[*] I feared success Until I realized That I had to try In order to be happy With myself.

[*] I feared people's opinions Until I learned that People would have opinions About me anyway.

[*] I feared rejection Until I learned to Have faith in myself.

[*] I feared pain Until I learned that it's necessary For growth.

[*] I feared the truth Until I saw the Ugliness in lies.

[*] I feared life Until I experienced Its beauty .

.[*] I feared my destiny Until I realized that I had the power to change My life.

[*] I feared hate Until I saw that it Was nothing more than Ignorance.

[*] I feared love Until it touched my heart, Making the darkness fade Into endless sunny days.

[*] I feared ridicule Until I learned how To laugh at myself.

[*] I feared growing old Until I realized that I gained wisdom every day.

[*] I feared the future Until I realized that Life just kept getting Better.

[*] I feared the past Until I realized that It could no longer hurt me

[*] I feared the dark Until I saw the beauty Of the starlight.

[*] I feared the lightUntil I learned that the Truth would give me Strength.

[*] I feared change, Until I saw that Even the most beautiful butterfly Had to undergo a metamorphose is Before it could fly

[*] I feared being alone Until I learned to like Myself .

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Success advice: Accept Responsibility

You and you alone are responsible for your success. While you will have help in many instances, the bottom line is that you are responsible. You need to be surrounded by the right people, working with the right potentials, going about meeting your success in the right way. It is you that will make the choices and therefore, your responsibility to make the right choices. In other words, your desire for success must always be greater that any obstacle that stands in your way.


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Health Tip: Take off your shoes

Fitness :: #6248 By Kaila from Roselle USA.

Take off your shoes. Harvard University researchers say; walking barefoot indoors, even on a treadmill cuts joint strain by 67% compared with wearing sneakers. When you are barefoot, your hips, knees and arches take their share of the weight, but shoes can distort the body's natural walking motion, forcing your heels to bear the brunt of the shock

Story: The Young Man and The Bad Habits

A wealthy man requested an old scholar to wean his son away

from his bad habits. The scholar took the boy for a

stroll through a garden. Stopping suddenly he asked the boy

to pull out a tiny plant growing there.

The boy held the plant between his thumb and forefinger

and pulled it out. The old man then asked him to pull out a slightly

bigger plant. The youth pulled hard and the plant came out,

Roots and all.

"Now pull out that one," said the old man pointing to a bush.

The boy had to use all his strength to pull it out.

"Now take this one out," said the old man, indicating a guava tree.

The youth grasped the trunk and tried to pull it out.

But it would not budge.

"It's impossible," said the boy, panting with the effort.

"So it is with bad habits," said the sage.

"When they are young it is easy to pull them out but

when they take hold they cannot be uprooted."

The session with the old man changed the boy's life.

Don't wait for Bad Habits to grow in you,

drop them while you have control over

it else they will get control you.

Stress And Its Effects!

Today's world is moving faster than ever! Every single minute of our lives is busy and engaged in all sorts of activities. We live, we eat, we work, we sleep, we talk and we read… and so on. Every individual's life is revolving around some circles.  Those circles may be family, relationships, job, career, education and financial concerns. These circles are tied up so closely that sometimes it gets hard to even breathe! In such situations the word "stress" comes.

What is stress? One definition is: "Stress is the emotional and physical strain caused by our response to pressure from the outside world. "Stress is something that needs to be dealt seriously. It has physical & mental symptoms. Effects vary from person to person. Mental symptoms include tension, exhaustion, irritation, mood-swings, out of focus, less or no sleep. Physical symptoms can be stomach problems, dry mouth/throat, breathing difficulties, stretched muscles and so on.

Each of our lives has some amount of stress that keeps us excited and focused but when this little amount exceeds, then it may harm our health and surroundings. At workplace, we often find ourselves in stressful situations. We are given very strict deadlines; in such case either the employee is energized or motivated and starts doing work right away! Or employee gets under-pressure which results in burnout.

We have found out about some bad effects and symptoms now we need to know how important is to prevent the stress getting hold of you! At workplace, there are demands, expectations and competition. You join office early, go home late and take work more than you can handle. So start with "saying No to your boss"  so that you take work which you can handle.

There are numerous stress management techniques available online. Listing here some of the most effective/easy ones:

• Spending time in nature
• Getting more peaceful sleep
• Engaging in hobby/interesting activities
• Exercises/yoga/meditation
• Living in the moment
• Being active
• Avoid burnout/over-work/exhaustion
• Time management

In some organizations, in-house counselors are available with whom employees discuss their personal and professional concerns. In case of any pressure or problems with managers or peers, employees can write to  them on confidential basis. After some standard processes and inquiries, appropriate actions are taken by top senior management.

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Success advice: stop complaining

You might think there is no correlation between complaining and success when in fact there is a connection. When you are spending time complaining about the obstacles you are facing, you are wasting so much time being negative that you are actually losing chances to move forward. Instead of thinking of challenges as problems, think of them as opportunities.

Success Advice: The Little Red Engine

Do you remember the story of the caboose that was desperately trying to make it over a very large hill? He kept telling himself repeatedly, I think I can, I think I can. When you start feeling overwhelmed or defeated, tell yourself aloud these same words. While it may seem a little awkward at first, stand in front of a mirror and tell yourself, I think I can, I think I can. You might even change the words to, I know I can!

Success advice: Reward Yourself

When children do something great, parents will reward them with something nice, whether a kind word of encouragement or a new toy. When people do well in their job, they get raises. As you surpass your milestones, reward yourself. Treat yourself to something nice - a new dress, a new fishing pole, whatever you like, be sure to award yourself for a job well done.

Most common cases for your account being hacked

Most common cases for your account being hacked:

-Logging in to your Yahoo account on a public (or even shared) computer is generally a bad idea. Your family member might've not installed a keylogger on the computer, but his friend, or one of the downloaded applications might.

What happens here usually, is that a net-na├»ve "common user" reads an advertisement for a game / free hacking tool / keygen / any other piece of software, and naively assumes the executable to be safe. More ofthen than not, these pimped executables contains malicious droploads, that can modify your operating system in any number of ways: add keylogging, enroll your computer into a viral spamming swarm, amongst others

-Netcafees are especially hazardous in this regard: most of them routinely employ keyloggers, usually working on behalf of either the owner of the coffee, or a local blackhat looking for easy cash.

-Using the same password, or having low password diversity across many accounts. Giving out your master password to anonym sites is a very bad idea.

There are a lot of free services out there, who's main business model is taking over e-mail accounts. The service itself might seem harmless, but by cross-referencing your e-mail address with your password, they can easily take over your account.

-Using insecure passwords. With the advent of social networking sites, anyone can figure out your mom/firstborn/dog's name; furthermore, there are increasingly more spiders (small piece of software scraping these sites for useful data) employed by blackhat hackers.

A good rule of thumb, is that your password should be unique to each site, and contain at least 8 mixed-case/numeric characters .

-"Website spoofing" has been around for years now. It works by masquarading as a different website –eg, a site looking exactly like –and sending you a fake password reset e-mail. By going to the site, and logging in, you're giving out your yahoo credentials to a third party –to their benefit


Six Tips for Anger Management

Human psychology is based on logic, love, mental horizons and emotions. Since every soul is unique so there is a great possibility of conflicts in your day to day dealings. Sometimes these conflicts lead you to serious brawls which are sometimes unavoidable hence trigger your anger. How to manage your anger? Here are some suggestions:
1-    Remember the fact the words spoken once cannot be recalled. When in rage, the tongue works faster than mind so there is a chance that you will have to regret what you have spoken. Your reactive approach may harm other person even if you were right at first. You might be forgiven but they will not forget what you said in anger as it is human psychology to remember what was said during the hard talks. So speak carefully. Your tongue sometimes act as a sword which can break the heart. Keep in mind that broken hearts are hard to cure!
2-   Leave the place of brawl and go to a peaceful location. Then carefully audit yourself if there was a genuine reason for being angry? You might be wrong. In fact every can be wrong at any time. You are not an angel; you are human. Humans make mistake. These mistakes are valuable as long as you learn from them. So do the self-audit first and then judge others, you will easily conclude the root cause of the situation. Sometimes you need analytical skills to judge yourself.  
3-   Sometimes you are angry for a specific event happening or conversation and sometimes you are angry persistently because the same situation is happening repeatedly. This cyclic happening is dangerous as it is draining your brain continuously and adding negative impact on your psychology. Get to the root of this issue and try to fix. If it is related to breach of trust by someone, read my article on developing trust here  and strive for the empowerment of your relations. Article written by Junaid Tahir.
4-   Avoid being Explosive to the situations. You might jeopardize the situation and your relationships. Repeated acts of reactions will impact your overall personality and eventually your character.  Article written by Junaid Tahir.
5-   Your frequent Mood swings indicate that you are an unpredictable personality. If you are a moody person and want to overcome this issue, please read my article here
6-   Develop the habit of 'letting things go'. Ignoring unnecessary comments and negative criticism from others gives your brain a great independence to focus on things which are more important.

Finally, I would advice that patience is the real key. Patience with family is love, patience with situations is success,  patience with others is respect and patience with God is Faith.

How do you manage your anger?

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