Savenkeep Blog Tue, 01 Sep 2015 13:50:06 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Samsung Decides to Revise the Smartphone rates after Drop in Quarterly Profits Category (tech) Tue, 01 Sep 2015 13:50:06 +0000 Samsung revealed the financial report for the second quarter of the year last week. All eyes were on the profits of mobile division, which were not quite surprising and as per the speculations from the business analysts. The report suggested that the company’s mobile industry had witnessed a sudden drop as compared to the last year’s second quarter.


Comparing the numbers, the company’s profits dropped from $3.76 billion to $2.35 billion. According to company authorities, the main reasons behind such a sudden drop in the profits in a short span of one year included:

  • Decreasing number of sales of mid and low range mobile models
  • Increase marketing and advertisement expenditures
  • Failure in meeting the market demands of latest models like Galaxy S6 Edge Plus

This situation is certainly giving a hard time for the company stakeholders. But this might be a blessing in disguise for the general users as the company has predicted that the market will remain slow in the remaining quarters of the year 2015 and to cope up with the situation, the company is planning to revise the prices of its prominent models including the new Galaxy S6 Edge Plus.

Another good news for the admirers of Samsung phones is that the company has decided to introduce a new phone, which will have a larger screen. Though the company hasn’t revealed whether this new model will be a modified form a previous model or a brand new one, but the experts suggest that it will most probably be a modified version of the latest S6 edge plus. Moreover, the company has also announced to reveal the brand new Galaxy note 5, which will have all-metal body.

Apart from the smart phones, the company is looking forward to introduce new models of tablets. However, the company is prepared for the negative growth in the tablet front, which it is experiencing continuously for the past few quarters.


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The Next iPhone – What To Expect Tue, 25 Aug 2015 11:28:22 +0000 Apple has remained one of the biggest names in the IT industry mainly because of their innovative computers and mobile phones. It is safe to say that the iPhone has become their most popular product in the world. Apple loyalists flock to stores every time the tech giant launches a new phone in the market. Same was the case when Apple launched the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus last year.


The phones became uber popular as soon as they hit the market. It out sold every other smartphone on the market and became the top selling phone in the industry once again, proving that Apple is still a force to be reckon with, when it comes to smartphones.

The Next One

Apple recently announced their plans to launch the next iPhone in the upcoming month, September. As always there are a lot rumors floating around the web about the new Apple phone. And as always, Apple is staying mum about the whole thing.

The next phone could be called iPhone 6s, 6c or maybe iPhone 7, there is nothing concrete about the way Apple is leaning towards. But there are some features, which we can know for sure, will exist in the next iPhone.

  • It will surely be powered by the next-gen processor and Apple will definitely increase the RAM in the phone.
  • The camera on the iPhone 6 was exquisite, so we can expect that the next phone will have an even better one.
  • No major design changes expected in the phone, but apple will be manufacturing it with less bendable aluminum.
  • Force Touch is the most exciting new future, which will surely be included in the next iPhone.

The rest of the phone is expected to be similar to the iPhone 6. Of course, there is always the possibility that Apple will surprise us with something that we haven’t even thought of. All there is left to do is wait and see what they Apple “geniuses” have come up with.

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Google Hangouts Goes Independent Tue, 18 Aug 2015 13:15:17 +0000 Google Hangout was Google’s foremost communication platform. Before its launch Google had many other communication services, like Google messenger, but Hangout replaced all of them and became the tech giant’s only communication platform.


Hangouts offers users standard messaging feature, video chat, instant messaging and VoIP capabilities. Google has called Hangouts the future of its mobile related products; this is exactly why they have announced that Hangouts will have its very own website.

Before, users had to either go through Google+ or Gmail to access Hangouts, which was a bit tiresome, especially if you wanted to talk to someone immediately. The new website will cut down the access time and allow users to gain access to Hangouts instantly, so they can start chatting with friends without any elongated sign up routine.

The new website will enhance the functionality of Hangouts and the cross device communication it brings. You can visit and sign to your Hangouts directly. You will have access to all your contacts and your history of conversations.

The banner of the website consists of the three large buttons, which represent the main features of Hangouts. The best thing is that users can click on these buttons and access these features, without having to navigate anywhere else. And obviously, you can also access all the other services that Google offers, making Hangouts’ website just as convenient as all of Google’s other ventures.

The experts at Google have been preparing for this for a while. They released an update for Hangouts on iOS a month ago and on Android few weeks later. This revamp is probably an effort to make Hangouts the most popular communication platform on the web, an honor that belongs to one of Facebook’s communication services. But Hangouts still has a long way to go to take over Facebook’s messenger, but this new found independence will help it along nicely.

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Driving Will Be Illegal By 2030 Tue, 11 Aug 2015 12:16:47 +0000 It may seem unreal; some even might consider it a rude statement about an old and loyal friend of humans, but it is the truth. Driving any kind of vehicle will be illegal in most of the developed world by 2030. With this, a century long relation with our very dear cars (and other vehicles) will come to an end. Why is this happening? The reason is pretty clear; millions of deaths on roads due to human error and also, the innovation in technology.


It is a very grim reality that road accidents cause 1.5 million deaths worldwide every year. This is more causalities than those caused by most fatal diseases combined.  Moreover the innovation in science and technology is at its peak. The successful experiments of self-driving cars by many countries have paved the way for their application in a wider scale. When this happens, this will be a phenomenal step for the wellbeing of human civilization.

The benefits of self-driving cars as compared to manual cars are overwhelming. Self-driving cars will not drive drunk, will not sleep while driving, will not try to take wrong turns, will not break traffic signals, will not drive over-speed and they won’t be distracted by phone calls and happenings in the surroundings. This will result in minimum human casualties on roads.

According to a recent survey report, autonomous cars have completed 1 million miles on road without any accident. This is equal to 40 rounds around the earth and if these rounds are without any accident, imagine how safe it would be when all the cars out there are autonomous.

There will be negative impact on economy when these cars are out on the roads; Millions of drivers and conductors will lose their jobs. But the reason to opt for the self-driving vehicles overweigh this issue.

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Online Reviews and Changing Business Trends Tue, 04 Aug 2015 12:07:43 +0000 There are many instances where online reviews act as a deciding factor.  To go or not to go to a particular movie, a restaurant or vacations with family are a few examples. The users leave reviews that depict their experience in that particular business or event for good or bad. This popular trend gave Google and others search engines a bright idea; to separately manage different platform which would cater the ratings of any particular business on terms of their user reviews.


The following are few of the platforms that rate different businesses in accordance to the online reviews provided by users:

Google My Business

This platform was introduced for the small-scale local businesses. Though it is easy to open online startups at smaller scale, it is tough to be recognized. The ease provided through this application enabled the small-scale businesses to highlight their services that were completely missed out by tourists. The result was overwhelming; new businesses got wide online acclamation and the online reviews showed how they could be good alternatives to the cliché options.

Google listings

Google started to make automatically or randomly generated lists of local businesses. The ratings of these lists were then attained through the user reviews, which were posted online. It showed clearly what was likeable. The result was the ease for the people and especially the tourists who could pinpoint their desired destinations during the trips.

Google+ page

This platform was also very useful for the small-scale businesses to get their name on the option list of the customers. Apart from the online reviews, the added advantage of this platform was the directions provided by Google maps and the other necessary information that people needed to reach their location and have a good time.


Reviews on vacation sites are very helpful and highly appreciated by the touring individuals and families. It creates the ease for them to make up their mind while traveling to new locations. The reviews were shortlisted including all the useful information that can provide the true ratings for a particular place.

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Enjoy Better Security with Microsoft Edge Tue, 28 Jul 2015 13:12:29 +0000 Microsoft works harder than other operating systems, mainly because the popularity of their system attracts some nefarious online characters. They release updates after updates to keep their software secure, because without them Windows would be vulnerable to hacks.


Many users believe that the biggest vulnerability in the Microsoft Windows is the Internet Explorer, even though the developers at Microsoft have spent countless hours trying to make it more secure. Finally, they have come up with a perfect solution and gotten rid of the Internet Explorer altogether. Instead, they have introduced a new browser called Microsoft Edge.

More Secure

The biggest reason for the introduction of Edge was the lack security of the Internet Explorer. All the aspects of the explorer, which caused the security concerns, have been eliminated from the Edge. The easiest way into someone’s PC is via the browser, because it is a great target for inserting malware and Trojans.

One of the favorite attacks that hackers use to insert their own code into the browser is UAF (Use After Free), and Internet Explorer made it very simple for them to use this attack. The code they insert into the browser usually ends up crashing the applications, but sometime it also executes seamlessly, giving hackers access to sensitive information.

Microsoft Edge prevents insertion of such code and provides much better security to its users. The browser has been designed to look for these kinds of attacks specifically. It watches the memory blocks that may be freed during the browsing sessions and makes sure that no unwanted code makes its way into your system. If any harmful code does get into the browser, it will self-terminate as quickly as possible, so any possible damage to your system can be prevented.

This is just the tip of ice berg, when it comes to the security improvements in Microsoft Edge. Users will be able to experience the better security of this new browser soon enough – it is due to be launched at the end of July.



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Best Tourist Places That Will Soon Disappear! Tue, 21 Jul 2015 09:08:39 +0000 If you are thinking about you next big vacation, you might want to think about the following ten best tourist places. Because for one reason or another, these pristine vacation spots will soon be gone, so visit them while you still have the chance.



The U.S. is finally taking steps to remove their sanctions and embargoes off Cuba, which will be great for the country, but as far as Cuba the vacation spot goes, it will never be the same.

Choquequirao, Peru

Most people travel to Peru for Machu Picchu, which has been transformed into a modern day destination. The more picturesque Choquequirao remains untouched, but soon new constructions will change this isolated spot as well.

Glacier National Park, Canada

Because of changing global temperatures, Canada’s Glacier National Park is literally melting away. Scientists are saying that in the next couple of decades, it may completely disappear.

Dolpo, Nepal

There are very few untouched vacations destinations left in the world; Dolpo, Nepal is one of these destinations. If you visit Dolpo now, you will probably be the only westerners there; this won’t be the case in the near future.

Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania

Time hasn’t been kind to Mount Kilimanjaro; it has lost more than 80% of its ice cover. It is predicted that the ice will be completely gone in the next 25 years.

Coral Triangle

The rising temperatures aren’t just affecting the ice; they are also wreaking havoc on the coral life, especially in the coral triangle region.


As mentioned above, the temperature change is having an adverse effect on the regions that have beautiful ice caps and glaciers, and Greenland in one of them.


Remember the lovable Lemurs from the Disney’s Madagascar films? They aren’t so happy in reality – their population is dwindling, because of forest fires, human invasion and droughts.


The sea levels are rising because of the melting ice caps; this will cause many islands to disappear in the not so distant future – one such island nation is Kiribati.

Serengeti, Tanzania

Human development is already disturbing the serene ecosystem of Serengeti. Soon the development will displace a huge number of mammals and transform this wilderness into a metropolis.



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Former Reddit CEO holds the reins again Tue, 14 Jul 2015 06:06:35 +0000 Ellen Pao seemed to have nowhere to go when the petition got signatures of almost 200,000 people asking her to resign from her post. The firing of communications director certainly backfired to the no more CEO. This was not all, since the decision was taken for firing the director namely Victoria Taylor major part of the site itself was shut down as the protest grew over the decision by Ms. Pao. Reddit CEO had the responsibility to outreach to the new subscribers for this year. It was seemingly getting difficult to achieve the targets set by the senior management. Therefore, as the traditional office politics goes, someone had to take the blame.


The good news however is that, the new Reddit CEO is actually the co-founder himself. Steve Huffman is without any doubt the only person that can understand and direct the Reddit site with all its traditions staying intact. Ms. Pao has claimed that it was getting difficult to manage growth of the site with having the core principle working behind the scenes. It is now known that she wanted to bring some unwanted changes that had clearly made her negative image. The past eight months there were many ups and downs but now it’s confirmed that workers behind Reddit needs the traditional management.

The new Reddit CEO has already taken the reigns and the fast paced catching up is under process. Social media is the industry that has to bear constant pressure on daily, hourly and minutely basis. It is for sure that the current changes have already slowed down the mechanism and the process of the company. So it gets really important that Mr. Huffman does not waste any time and leads the company back to the heights it once was. It is time to reevaluate the success factors and the reasons for the company’s restricted coordination to achieve ultimate success.    Title:

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Greece Crisis: Voters Rejected the European Bailout Terms Tue, 07 Jul 2015 02:31:41 +0000 Greece was the first of four sovereign debt crisis in the Eurozone that was brought due to a decade long structural deficits and debt to GDP level. Just recently, European Commission, the International Monetary Fund and the European Central Bank have proposed a rescue package to put an end to Greece crisis. The package proposed by the Europe proposed tax hike and pension reforms that are sternly rejected by Greeks in referendum. This also put the Greece’s membership of Eurozone in danger.


Greeks celebrated their win by waiving flags and lighting firecrackers as they marched towards the city’s central square. As a matter of fact, 61 percent of Greeks has rejected the deal saying it would force tight measures on an economy that is already ravaged.

Supporting the Greeks’ vote to reject the deal, Alexis Tsipras, the Prime Minister of Greece, praised his people for making a brave choice and said that the mandate given by his people is not a mandate that would suggest a collapse with Europe, but a mandate that empowers the negotiating position to come up with a working solution.

This ‘No’ is not just a simple response rather, a reaction that is built up over a period of five years accepting repeating rounds of austerity from the creditors which left one out of every five Greeks unemployed and squeezed the economy by a quarter.

Without more funding to manage the current status of economy, Greece’s banks may run out of cash in a matter of few coming days. As Germany’s economy minister said that the Prime Minister and the government of Greece are directing the Greeks on a path of abandonment and desperateness, and claimed the negotiations with the Greeks as ‘barely conceivable’.

In 2012, Greece experienced the largest sovereign debt default in history. The country is now facing one of the world’s highest levels of public debt and has become the first country from the developed world that has failed to repay a loan of €1.6 billion to IMF.

Eleni Deligainni, a 43 year old Greek, said that she has been unemployed for four years and seen enough hopelessness and deprivation during this time.

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Solar Powered Plane still flying Tue, 30 Jun 2015 07:07:40 +0000 Starting from China this Solar Powered Plane has the target to travel the world with nothing but solar cells. The initial flight was delayed due to unfavorable weather conditions. However, the wait of the Swiss pilot is over and once again, the plane started off from Japan where the team waited for the favorite weather conditions. This time they will travel to Hawaii, the plane is traveling under the solo Swiss pilot and this journey is considerably dangerous as there very few to landing spots in the way. This is increasingly creating the interest of global audience, as the expected will end in Abu Dhabi from where it all started.


The importance of this journey is great mainly because this journey will ensure if the solar power can be used for commercial purposes or not. Scientist believe that solar energy is the most safe, environment friendly and clean energy that will be assuring the safeguard of the future generations. Solar Powered Plane has been equipped with numerous solar cells on its wings and other parts that collaboratively combine the energy to fly this solar plane without the need of conventional fuel at any point of the journey. The journey is turning to become historical indeed.

Clearly, this journey of the Solar Powered Plane is making history as a few hours before the plane just crossed the point of no return. To this fact, the solo pilot expressed his experience as fulfilling as it can be as he said that now it is time to explore. The point of having an energy source that can be unlimited, safe and clean energy we can indeed look forward to build a much better world. Since the level of pollution and harmful global warming is already creating issues in natural phenomenon of life. Perhaps it is not too late to save the planet from getting to manmade extinction process.

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