Our mobile phone is a kind of life line for us now, we carry it everywhere with us. Some people even take it to washroom with them because they cannot leave their phone even for a single minute. With that kind of attachment with phone seen with people, software market is flooded with mobile apps. Each app will do something to keep you busy. However one main task of mobile after making and receiving calls is internet access. Just like our PC, mobile also have their smaller version of web browser to enable web access. If your web browser app is not a good one, web browsing experience is not going to be good. Since web browsing is one of the main task of smartphone and we are so much dependent on it, you should have the best web browser app installed to get the best web browsing experience.
So which browser app is the best? I would without any doubt vouch for UC Browser any day that it is the best web browser app for mobile. For your laptop or desktop PC, you must be using either Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox and both of them are very good browser but when it comes to their mobile app version I can say that they are not as good as the UC Browser. UC Browser is very light weight and yet feature rich. Install it on a very low configuration mobile phone and still it would work like a champ while other web browser apps start to crash if they don’t get quad core processing and GB’s of RAM.
3 Years back when I got my new Android phone, it came with Chrome pre-installed and it worked fine that time. Months passes and there were several updates in Chrome which led to app becoming more resource intensive. Also in these time I installed several other apps on this phone which took a major part of internal memory. So now the Chrome had less resources while it was getting more resource hungry due to updates. Situation was so bad that I could hardly open any website without crashing multiple times. It was getting frustrating and then I recalled that my very first smartphone (which was not android) had a browser called UC Browser and it never crashed and worked great. I searched for UC Browser on Play store and found its android app as well. Installed it right away and now I can easily browse websites and stream videos without any problem on my 3 year old Android phone which is very low powered when compared to phone launched recently. Now I can quickly check cricked score on my phone because UC browser is so light weight and quick that it doesn’t take much time to to launch and get to the score page with its UC Cricket feature.
UC Browser is not a new software, it’s been around since pre-android period when phones either used Java or Symbian OS and since then it has been the most preferred web browser with mobile users.
When I was a kid and I got my first computer, it was a branded desktop PC but me being a born techie I was curious to see what is inside a computer first thing I noticed inside was ASUS motherboard. This PC served us for long time without any glitch and from there my trust was built for this brand. Later I assembled my own desktop and I used most of the components from ASUS and this computer is working great till date. When I was in college and looking went to buy laptop, ASUS was my first preferred brand and I am writing this blog from my ASUS X53S laptop. I am more than satisfied with my laptop and being an ASUS, its keeping for its brands name by serving me without single issue. I use my laptop daily for professional web development work and this includes not only continuous running for 15 hours every day but also running multiple heavy applications.
Now came the era of Android phones and while everyone was getting android phones, I took some time to get one for myself. I was watching the market and reading reviews in magazines, watching video blog reviews on Youtube and there were so many brands and models that it made it really hard for me to choose one set that was perfect for me. Anyhow when all my friends started switching to android, I was also forced to say goodbye to my old Motorola phone and switch to a brand new android phone. Now this phone was good initially but later on I started getting issues like frequent crashing and memory card getting corrupt every time. Low RAM was also a major drawback and when camera of this phone also started acting up, it was the time to get myself a new phone. I don’t upgrade my phone frequently because my usage of phone was limited to making calls and taking pictures. But now android spoiled me with cool apps like Watsapp, trucaller and the Gmail app.
When I was about to upgrade my phone, I found that ASUS was going to launch android phones as well with Intel Atom processor and this was enough for me to stop myself from buying any other brand of phone. I got myself the very first ASUS Zenfone 4 and I must say ASUS again proved itself for being an extra ordinary brand. This was the best android phone in its range at that time and had really solid built quality. Camera, display, battery backup everything was top notch. Time passed and today we see phones that have octa core processors and Gb’s of RAM, heck my first computer only had single core processor and 128mb of RAM! ASUS was not behind the race and their latest ASUS Zenfone 6 is equipped with whopping 2GB of RAM, powerful Intel Atom processor and 13MP primary camera that will put dedicated point and shoot cameras run for their money. I am saving for this phone and hope to get my hands on it very soon.
Tablets bridge the computing usability gap between smartphone and laptop. Some tablets come with SIM card slots and calling facility too. Screen size of these tablets range from 7 inches to 12 inches, and like smart phone where manufacturers have found a sweet spot of 4.5 inch screen which is a balance between too large and too small, in case of these tablets its yet to be found. However there are more of 7 inch tablets and very few of them above 10 inches in the market. I think a sweet spot can be around 8 inches and that reminds of new Lenovo tablets.
Lenovo India recently launched a new range of tablets called Yoga. Now as the name suggest, this tablet have a footer attachment that can flex to provide almost unlimited viewing positions! Tablets are all about computing on the go and if it can’t adjust to your environment, its better to carry a laptop. Yoga tablet provide wider screen gives freedom from pinch to zooming every time you want to read text and with its foldable base, it can be placed on desk at perfect viewing angle.
Keeping the Yoga tablet on desk like a photo frame looks very good, just keep a screen saver of your home photos and it also works as a digital photo frame. I have found another great use of that base, and that wall hanging! Yes you can also hang this yoga tablet easily on a wall, all you need is to make slit on the wall that snugly fits the base and just inset the base into this slit. Below is the pictorial view of the same:
First we create a slit on the wall. It does not have to be very deep, just deep enough to take the base of the tablet. Important thing to remember is that slit should be of just the right thickness, if it does not fit the base snugly, your tablet may fall off. Also if you give a slight taper inside, it will be helpful in sliding it in and out.
End result is below after placing the tablet on wall: