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Mohan Dasaratha Rao
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Attended Little Flower High School, Kumbakonam
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#SmartlockPassword is already available in my #nexus9 after the latest update to #Google #PlayServices yesterday. Smartlock password manager is similar to password manager in #Chrome we have, but it unifies all #android apps and web page passwords. It is nice to have them all at one place. Will this feature make me abandon #LastPass extension in Chrome? I need to wait till I fully understand what smartlock password manager can do compared to lastpass.

BTW, I am experiencing the benefit of having a nexus device. New features come to nexus without delay. Be one among the first to test them and be privileged.
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I just saw the announcement of new #GooglePhotos rolling out at the time of presentation. I was astonished to see the rollout coming to my device this morning itself. I just explored it and there are a lot of new features in the new app. Photos app got separated from #Google+ now.

First thing first. There is no limitation on number of photos and videos that can be stored in the cloud, that too in HD format. How long it would be "free unlimited" is to be seen.

Lot of improvements in managing the photos, like categorisation, easy search, create collections, movies, photo recognition, etc.

Camera app is linked to access from this app.

Pinch to zoom photos is helpful in reaching photo/photos we search.

Selection of multiple photos is made possible with hold and swipe action.

I just started exploring and find attracted already to this new avatar.
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#Google #l/O 2015 is starting within 24 hours. It showcases new products that are under development to independent developers and that would be released shortly. Over the years, this yearly event has attracted the attention of lot of people, though meant for developers. I am also attracted to this event for the past few years. This is not a product launch event like that of #Apple, but gives early insights to them. I am planning to watch live the keynote address of this event. Let me see what is in store, though many speculations give a hazy picture of the announcements.
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This is what happens to my devices when billing period of my broadband is nearing the end. This is not the fault of the service provider, but I am exceeding the limits of my data usage. I had recently upgraded to higher limit, but it seems I am exceeding this also. Major reasons are these -

Testing software, especially #WindowsTechnicalPreview, are hogging data.
Most of the video clips are coming with HD format now a days and I view them at that resolution.
Notifications from all apps increase data consumption. I have a handle to restrict them, but I haven't used it. It is time to do it.
Syncing personal data including photos to the cloud also contribute.

Though solutions are known, I am slow in implementing it. Is it due to laziness? 
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Keeping one's own #environment and #public places clean is the responsibilities of each individual in a society. When educating people doesn't work, laws are brought to bear on the erring person. Even educated lot in our society don't mind throwing litters in public places. So, the law is a must till the habits change. Having said this, track records of implementing agencies in #India are poor. Either they are inadequately manned, poorly trained, not committed to the causes or just corrupt. Hope this law with vigilant enforcing agencies make it work and not end up like other laws.
Bill to be introduced in monsoon session of Parliament, will give legal teeth to Swachh Bharat drive.
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Proof of concept has been demonstrated for #wallpaper thin #screens. Already #bendable #displays are commercially available in the market. This rollable #TV displays has a future, but I am not sure in what way. Perhaps, recyclable newspapers delivered at the door every morning, is one such thing. It seems that it would take a decade or more for common use with affordability. 
LG shows just how thin the "wallpaper" TV is during an event Tuesday. LG DisplayLG Display, the screen-making subsidiary of LG, is dedicated to O...
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Object recognition is working in new #Google #photos app. I tested with a search for keyword "table" and the results are there for you to see. It is really amazing.
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As posted earlier, I attended #Google #I/O 2015 #keynote (offsite). I watched it in big monitor using #chromecast. The streaming in HD format was smooth and flawless. There was no buffering or even a blink. Please remember that I was one among the 20,000,000 viewers watching online. Due to late night cast, I watched for two hours only.

As rumored exactly, the presentation talked about new #Android version 'M', improvements in Android #Wear, new OS #Brillo and its communication platform #Weave for #IOT (internet of things), improvements in #GoogleNow and so on.

Two things that caught my consideration - the preview of #AndroidM and new #GooglePhotos. The first one is an early, unfinished product, but installable in my #nexus9. I have to think deeply before venturing in it. My only other productive machine, my laptop, has become an experimental one with #WindowsInsiderPreview. I have to evaluate the high risks involved. The second one is a finished product released just to public. I would love to have my hands on it.


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#microsoftoffice   2016 preview was available to #Microsoft  office 365 subscribers only. Now, Microsoft released this preview to #windows10  Preview users also. I grabbed the opportunity and installed in my laptop. I can use this preview for six months. To have a new ware (either soft or hard) in hand gives an excitement. I just installed and need to explorie to see what it offers.
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My reading of #epaper and #emagazine are now shifting from #laptop to #tablet. As taps and swipes make zooming, panning and turning pages user friendly, reading newspapers in my #nexus9 has become regular now a days. There are three other factors that drove me from my laptop to tablet.

My laptop is old and sluggish.
#WindowsTechnicalPreview loaded on my laptop is buggy and not stable.
Nexus 9 is fast in loading pages and no buffering even with graphic intensive ones.

Will my nexus 9 become my first productive machine? It is almost there, but for difficulties in document editing in office apps and web searches. Office apps are crippled versions of web apps and find some constraints. Web search filter options are limited in #Android compared with #Windows. Hope, these shortcomings are rectified before my laptop reaches its final day.
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I just managed to update to #WindowsInsiderPreview  build 10122. It went to a boot loop without booting due to error "dsp_watchdog violation. This problem was due to improper driver for #Synaptic   #Touchpad . The same problem occurred in an earlier build, but I managed by switching the power off to touchpad. I tried the same, but the system software switched on touchapd automatically without me doing anything. It was frustrating experience. After experimenting, I was able to overcome the problem (temporarily, of course) by killing the switch manually without any delay when the system switches it on. The driver of this hardware needs to be updated to fix this issue.

After getting started, I find many apps don't work that worked in earlier builds. Though the new build is much polished, still have a lot of bugs.

BTW, during experimentation, I did a clean install of #Windows  and was able to clean up a lot of garbage collected over the years in my system. It is a positive in this harrowing episode.
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My #nexus9 performance has improved visibly after the update to #lollipop 5.1.1. I feel there is increase in speed and battery life before recharge (though marginally) increased. I didn't have any freeze of the screen so far. Though I had some issues with lollipop 5.0.2, they were not insurmountable. After the latesdt update, I feel the decision to buy nexus 9 has been right. Reliabilty of hardware, reparability and maintenance are yet to be assessed as the unit is still new. Hope my nexus 9 meet my expectations on these performances also.
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  • Little Flower High School, Kumbakonam
  • ACCET, Karaikudi
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A retired mechanical engineer who spends time in the net to gain knowledge.
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I finished my engineering in Mechanical discipline from ACCET, Karaikudi. I started my career as a a service engineer and grew up as Assistant Service Manger, Applications engg Manager in GMMCO. Later, I joined Zahid Tractor, Jeddah and retired as Sr. Project Engineer. The last position had responsibilities of managing bid preparations, procurement, installation & commissioning of power plant sizes from 1.1 MW to 30 MW sizes with CAT engines as prime movers. Earlier position involved application development and servicing of smaller gensets and earthmoving equipments.

I am now retired and spending more time on the net. I can claim myself to be computer savvy. I do blogging. I can operate CAD programs. I am also good at graphics programs. I am still learning new things including computer languages and programming,
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Received gold medal in my 1971 B. E. graduation.
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    Retired, 2003 - present
  • GMMCO Ltd, Chennai
    1973 - 1992
  • Zahid Tractor, Jeddah
    1992 - 2003
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Kumbakonam, Tamilnadu, India - Kumbakonam, Chennai, Hyderabad, Bangalore - Jeddah
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