Thursday, 11 December 2014

iYogi Review: Ultimaker 2 3D Printer – The New Face In 3D Printing

The Ultimaker 2 3D printer is the new face in the world of 3D printing. Built from high quality premium parts and materials, the Ultimaker 2 3D printer is an easy and dependable option in the genre. It has a great solid design and a stylish look that very well complements every type of interior. The Ultimaker 2 3D printer offers high printing speed with unmatched accuracy.

This 3D printer has small footprint but large build volume, which makes it a leading player in the industry for print-to-size ratio.  Low cost material has been used for printing and the manufacturers have an open filament system set in the printer. This facility of the printer allows you to choose and change between the filament types, other than buying filaments from Ultimaker.

The print plate of the Ultimaker 2 3D printer is removable, which means you can easily clean the plate after a big print job is done. It has a heated bed that facilitates the finished prints to be easily removed.

As iYogi reviewed the Ultimaker 2 3D printer the following specifications came to the forefront:

·         Build volume: 23 x 22.5 x 20.5 cm
·         Up to 20 micron of layer resolution
·         Position precision X Y Z: 12.5 / 12.5 / 5 micron
·         Print speed of 30 mm/s - 300 mm/s
·         Travel speed of 30 mm/s - 350 mm/s
·         Recommended filament diameter to be used is 2.85 mm
·         Nozzle diameter is of 0.4 mm
·         Stand-alone SD-card printing
·         Wi-Fi printing (future upgradeable)
·         Software used – Cura (official Ultimaker software)
·         Frame dimension X Y Z: 49.2 / 34.2 / 55.8 cm (with filament)
·         AC input: 100 - 240 V / ~4 AMPS / 50 - 60 HZ / 221 watt max.
·         Operation nozzle temperature is of 180° - 260° C
·         Operation heated bed temperature is of 50° - 100° C
·         Ambient operation temperature: 15° - 32° C
·         Power requirements: 24 V DC @ 9.2 AMPS
·         Print technology used - Fused filament fabrication (FFF)

Since the Ultimaker 2 3D printer can print from SD Card only, a pre-loaded 4GB SD Card is available with sample 3D models. The dial button present in the LCD helps you to control the function of the Ultimaker 2 3D printer easily. So, are you ready to bring this device home and enjoy 3D printing like never before?  

Thursday, 13 November 2014

iYogi Reviews: HP Sprout –Ultimate Blend of a Great PC, 3D Scanner and Projector!

HP has always tried to do something different that actually makes it stand out in the crowd. It always came up with different products and the recent one to its kitty is Sprout – a Windows 8 PC with 3D scanning and a projected second screen. Isn’t the move by HP a commendable thing? The product developed is a result of a tremendous partnership between HP, Microsoft, Intel and 3M.
The innovative and revolutionary step taken by HP is surely going to cost a little more. So, if you have been planning to invest a little more on your next desktop, then why not chose the one that allows you to do multiple things at a time. Need to know more about the product? iYogi brings a full review of this product only to make it easier for you to pick the best from the lot.
Sprout – a complete package of computing, scanning and projection
Sprout from HP is a perfect blend of great computing experience, 3D scanning and quality projector. It is basically a 3D scanner and a projected touchscreen attached to a Windows 8 all-in-one desktop.
The most stunning part of the Sprout is the built-in scanner, projector and a real sense 3D camera.
On top of the HP sprout, 23-inch monitor called Sprout Illuminator is fixed which carries LED lights, and a combination projector and quad camera. The best part, you don’t have to stress your eyes onto a projection screen as Sprout comes with a 20-inch, 1024x768-pixel display, which reflects onto a large capacitive touchpad, called a Touch Mat.
The Illuminator of Sprout carries 14.6 megapixels camera for clearer and specific identification of documents or objects that are placed on top of the projector. The third role of the HP Sprout is the scanner. You don’t have to look out for any other object here as the Illuminator projector only acts as a scanner. Since, the projector comes embedded with an Intel Real Sense 3D Camera, so the projector very conveniently determines 3D data. Sprout is very much similar to Kinect as it also holds the capability to view three-dimensional things. So, any item placed right below the projector is copied at the tap of the icon and both 2D and 3D items are reduced into flat graphic designs.
Top and Bottom parts of Sprout
HP launched Sprout with an aim to provide the users a product that not only allows them to work on a regular Windows 8 touchscreen, but also that lets them scan and work on the bottom projected screen. As a user, you can very easily work on the bottom projected screen and can use the top display as the application space.
The Sprout from HP comes inbuilt with a fourth-gen Core i7-4790S desktop PC with Nvidia GeForce GT745A graphics and Windows 8.1 OS. This is surely a great package that has a lot to offer. It sounds interesting even for the game players, who love to spend quality time playing games. It is so, because Sprout carries 8GB of RAM and a 1TB hard drive with 8GB of cache.
HP has definitely tried to offer something different to its customers through Sprout, which is a great combination of a PC, 3D scanner and a projector. Priced at $1,899, Sprout has already entered the markets of US. So, if you are ready to spend a little more and want to experience the latest invention by HP, pick the Sprout now through retail stores, including Best Buy and the Microsoft Store.

Sunday, 26 October 2014

Here’s everything about Google Nexus 6 you should know!

For all you Android fans, the good news is that Google Nexus 6 has finally been announced!
Nearly a year after the Google Nexus 5 hit the stores; the newest version is now out and is promising the interested users better specifications at an interesting price range. From the very first-look of the device, it sure looks stunning and the next smartphone that you should upgrade to. For your quick perusal, here’re its features and advantages that you can look forward to enjoying with this product…
  •   The Google Nexus 6 is the flagship device for Android 5.0 Lollipop
  •    Smart operating system for smarter speeds and performance
  •    It is powered by Snapdragon 805 quad core 2.7GHz processor
  •  You have a choice of 32 and 64 GB storage space to opt from
  •  Its display is nothing less than the 6 inch Quad HD display for better multimedia experience
  •  For crystal-clear audio quality, it is fitted with dual front-facing speakers
  •   A 13 MP rear-facing and a 2 MP front-facing camera with features such as:

o   Optical image stabilization
o   Advanced computational photography technology
o   2.0 aperture lens
·         Fingerprint scanner 
·         3,220mAh Battery for better power and better life… so, no worries of frequent charging!

These were the features that you get along with this classy handset; however, there are a number of advantages that you also get to enjoy with this product. The first one is definitely the simple payment plan that allows you to bring the device home as soon as it is released and not have to pay anything up front. Yes, you can split up the cost over a year or a two-year period and pay the $649 price of the device comfortably.

Easy, isn’t it? All you will have to do now is wait for the device to reach a store near you; the earlier it will reach, the better it will be for you, right? If speculations and rumors are to be believed, the wait should not be longer than a month! For help to install apps, configure this device or set up its security settings, do not miss to call iYogi.

Thursday, 25 September 2014

Motorola Brings To You The Incredible Sequel To Moto X

The next-gen Motorola Moto X is faster and more gorgeous than before. If you’ve been a Moto fan for quite some time, this handset won’t disappoint you, albeit it will add more flavors to your experience. Its reliable performance and build quality has bridged the gap between it and its rivals. With various customizable design options available, it’s truly a flagship product revealed by Motorola this time. It truly hits all the right notes with a powerful high-end handset.

It flaunts curved backing, similar to its predecessor and offers a remarkably comfortable hold. It’s more accommodating in comparison to its rival handsets. You won’t find it troublesome at all while flicking trough this incredible device.

With a 5.2-inch OLED display, which is brilliant and vivid, and 5.08 ounces weight, it helps you gain more screen unlike its predecessors. The OLED display flaunts Corning Gorilla Glass 3 and 1080p resolution. This flawlessly designed handset has trimmings upgraded from plastic to metal, which imparts an aesthetic touch to its design, giving you a luxurious feeling. Moreover, you’ll get two color options for the front side and 17 for the back.

It comes equipped with Android 4.4.4. Kitkat and is capable of updating to Android L. Along with this, it contains the usual bundle of Google apps such as Drive, Gmail, Chrome Browser, Maps, etc. It also has various handy software tricks such as digital and search assistant, Moto Voice, which you can activate by simply touching the device. But while using Moto Voice, there are some admonitions that you need to cater to. You need to be in a quiet room and your speech should be clear. You also need to give it ample time to register your command. In addition to this, you’ll also get some preloaded apps from the carrier.

This new version of Moto has jumped a leap in terms of camera, boasting away its 13-megapixels, which can record video in slow motion and in 2,160p ultra HD 4K. Besides, the camera has only a handful of feature, which might be a little disappointing for you if you expect too much out of its 13-megapixels. Simple features like geo-tagging, panoramic shooting and HDR are there. The front-facing 2-megapixel camera can record in 1080p HD. You can take photos while shooting a video and can also pause live recording as per your convenience. More so, you can launch the camera with just one flick of your wrist like in its predecessor.
Data speed is relatively fast over this and the average download and upload rate is also commendable. On average, sites load quite fast over this and installing any games or apps takes only a few seconds. Apart from this, its processor is incredibly swift and graphics intensive games play quite smoothly on it.
Power-driven with 2,300mAh battery, this phone has a standby time of 10.4 days. Though battery is passable, but it is not highly impressive. With moderate usage, it can survive one working day without a charge.

Its US starting price is $100 and $500 both on- and off-contract respectively. With the world immersed in the pool of black slabs and boring color options, this device will make you feel like it’s truly designed for you and reflects your personal style. 

Monday, 8 September 2014

iYogi Reviews: Samsung Galaxy NoteEdge comes with Advanced Features

Samsung has recently announced the launch of its latest and curvy smartphone – Samsung Galaxy NoteEdge. This time, Samsung will not let your favorite apps to occupy the space of its front screen display as it has introduced a side display for easy access to apps like – Twitter, Facebook, News, Weather and other frequently used apps. Check out the below given features of Samsung Galaxy NoteEdge smartphone to find out how is it different from other smartphones:
Samsung Galaxy NoteEdge’s front facing screen is 5.6 inches in size with QHD beauty and 1,600 x 2, 560 pixels at 524ppi. This single feature of this smartphone has made it to be a smartphone with the best ever screen features. The size of its curved edge is 1 inch where you have all your apps working.  It works independently and is not attached to the main display. Another added point with this feature is that when you have to check out your apps while your phone is asleep, you can operate only the side screen without disturbing the other displays. Isn’t it a battery saving effort?

The South Korean company has come up with an upgraded camera technology with 16-megapixel rear camera and 3.7 megapixels as front camera. With higher megapixels and quality lenses incorporated in camera, you can shoot brighter and clearer pictures in one go. The camera of this latest side featuring smartphone functions more like a stand-alone, point and shoot camera because the shutter button and other camera functions appear on top while the phone is held horizontally.

Advanced S Pen
The Samsung’s latest curvaceous smartphone includes advanced S Pen, which offers improved digital handwriting experience. It sounds quite different and better with enhanced pressure sensitivity. Now you can give your writing using this pen an entirely a different feel. 

Battery is the feature for which the Samsung has been screaming loudly. It has come up with a much developed battery life, which offers short time duration for charging while increasing the time of use. Now, you don’t need to wait for long to get your battery charged. With waiting time getting decreased, you just need 30 minutes to push the Galaxy NoteEdge battery from zero to 50%. The battery with a capacity of 3000mAh ensures you don’t get jerks in between your important task. You can also get on to use Ultra Power Saving mode in case you are running out of charge.  
These are some of the detailed features of the latest and curvaceous Samsung Galaxy NoteEdge. You can check out the other features below:
  • Release date: September 2014
  • Dimensions (mm):  151.30 x 82.40 x 8.30
  • Weight (g): 174.00
  • Battery capacity (mAh): 3000 
  • Screen size (inches): 5.60
  • Touchscreen type: Capacitive
  • Colours: 16M
  • Processor:  2.7GHz  quad-core
  • RAM:  3GB
  • Internal storage: 32GB
  • Expandable storage type: microSD
  • Expandable storage up to (GB):64

Thursday, 28 August 2014

iYogi Partners with Spectranet to Boost Its Tech Services

Need help for Spectranet broadband services?  Call iYogi on toll-free number for instant support for all connected devices including computers and peripherals.
If you fall under the list of Spectranet’s home and business customers, you shouldn’t worry about the health of your broadband services. It is so, because iYogi has entered into a strategic partnership with Spectranet in order to provide round-the-clock solution for customer network management and technical support for Spectranet’s home and business customers.
Spectranet is known for delivering high speed broadband services for its individual customers as well as enterprises.
As per the partnership, iYogi will be handling the Spectranet’s Tech Assist, which is a technical support service for Spectranet customers powered by FOX (Fiber Optic Xperience).  With iYogi taking the onus of handling Tech Assist, customer can avail round-the-clock support for all connected devices, including computers, peripherals, smartphones and other digital devices.
As stated by iYogi, Tech Assist will be bundled with Spectranet Broadband powered by FOX products for existing as well as new customers.
The partnership with iYogi for technical support is expected to boost the Spectranet’s revenue by 12 percent and reduce its support cost by 15 percent in the nest 12 to 24 months.

Monday, 4 August 2014

IoT to Bring a Customer Service Revolution

Palo Alto, California, – On the second day of the IoT World Conference, Vishal Dhar will release a whitepaper titled: “How the Internet of Things is Revolutionizing Customer Service”.
 “The customer service industry is about to see an IoT tsunami change in the next five years. Just as consumers will experience a whole host of new applications; brands, service providers and OEMs will realize the full opportunity of IoT enabled customer services and support. One to one customer engagement practice can now become a reality, as a new layer of connectivity, customer intelligence and automation appear in the service conversation evoking a service delivery revolution,” commented Vishal Dhar, co-founder at iYogi – Digital Service Cloud, speaking at the IoT World Conference.

Some of the benefits of IoT in the Whitepaper cite-

Unified customer service management platforms:
A unified platform helps the service providers to monitor and manage all the interconnected heterogeneous devices across consumer and business applications. The centralized user interface of this platform allows for integrated support channels, apps, databases for a enhanced user experience.

Low costs of service management
Service providers can easily automate service solutions while working on the real-time data. This will not only help to lower down the cost of service management, but also strive to give an overall amazing customer experience.

Improved customer manageability
The ‘Internet of Things’ allow to collect the big data. As more customer’s and end-user’s devices are interconnected, the service providers can easily comprehend the specific profiles and behavioral patterns of the customers to deliver more personalized customer engagements.

Digital Service Cloud
It is a unified platform for IoT customer management that monitors and manages the heterogeneous devices, which are interconnected. This enables service provides to easily manage the customer service deployments on large scale. Digital service cloud helps in transforming service delivery and enhances the end-user experience. Not only this, it also helps in generating revenue through support automation.
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Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Axon Partners Group invests in iYogi to fuel its growth in Latin America

Axon Partners Group, an International investment firm, has come ahead to invest in iYogi- a leading on-demand tech support provider for consumers and SMEs. This partnership has brought around a significant total raise of USD 28 million in Series E investment.

Axon Partners Group has a strong presence in Spain and Latin America. It has come forward to deliver assistance to iYogi to get a strong hold in these regions through partnerships with telecom companies. It has joined the race along with Madison India Capital and some existing investors.

Francisco Velázquez de Cuéllar, President of Axon Partners Group comments, “Axon is very pleased to be working with iYogi, further expanding our technology portfolio in India. We have been impressed by iYogi’s technology, energy and professional management. Technology is one of the hot investment areas and is one of Axon’s core investment focuses worldwide, so we believe that iYogi represents a great opportunity for our investors.”

This has granted iYogi a significant opportunity to double its revenue in the coming years. The recently launched service in Spain through a partnership with Telefonica group has led to the expansion of iYogi’s tech support service in Latin America and Spain as well.

 “It’s great to have Axon Partners Group on board, as their presence will help accelerate our expansion into Latin America. Spanish is the 2nd most popular language across the globe and key markets across the Latin American region are witnessing rapid growth in devices, which presents a tremendous growth opportunity. We plan to initially focus on the four geographies in this region.  It’s great to have the right investors backing us as we change gears,” says Uday Challu, co-founder and CEO, iYogi.

The idea of Digital Cloud Service, iYogi’s technology platform, occupies the core of iYogi’s expansion strategy. It can not only help telecom companies generate new revenues through various channels of support service, but also increase customer lifetime and value.   

Francisco Velázquez de Cuéllar adds, iYogi is our fourth investment in India and we look forward to supporting the team in their expansion into new business verticals across the different geographies, specially Europe, Latam and some African countries. We have experienced working with various large telecommunication operators worldwide, which also provides an added advantage to iYogi’s business plans going forward.”

Tuesday, 6 May 2014

iYogi and Telephonica Jointly Ventured to Roll out SME Assistance

Ever since Uday Challu and Vishal Dhar joined hands and founded iYogi in Gurgaon, the remote tech support company was quick to become a prominent name in the industry. iYogi has delivered economical remote technical assistance to businesses as well as individual customers who can seek tech support at the convenience of their home or office. With years of rapidly growing popularity in tech support industry, soon iYogi started drawing attention of leading investor, Sequoia Capital, which has funded tech behemoths such as Apple, AdMob, Cisco, Airbnb, EA, NetApp, Google, NetApp, Nvidia, Paypal, YouTube and WhatsApp. After successful delivery of technical assistance to around 2.5 million subscribers across the world for over six years, it went on to become one of the fastest growing technology startups in India and to expand its wing in Spain.

iYogi expands in Spain with Telephonica
After years of operating and flourishing in major markets, iYogi teams up with Telephonica to spread out in Spain. The alliance between Telephonica telecommunication company and iYogi launched a company which was focused in catering technical support services to individuals to small and medium enterprises. Guru offers extensive range of technical support services to major Spanish mobile phone operator Movistar and other operators. Jorge Gutierrez, the new business manager of Telefónica, has expressed what made them tie up with iYogi to startup Guru. He revealed details on the alliance with iYogi to ITespresso-Marcet ny stating that
"At Telefónica we had been planning to launch a service like this for quite some time in order to cover the digital life. The technology has already become a lifestyle is not a fad. Last year Telefónica made a market survey to see which companies do this. And choose iYogi decided to give remote assistance in Guru".

Wide range of services offered by Guru
Guru delivers broad range of services for all different types of devices including Windows-based computers, Mac, smartphone, tablet and other mobile devices, printers, routers, digital cameras, media players and other peripherals. As Elena Gorostiza, the Vice President Marketing iYogi Europe explained to ITespresso that “The idea is to open the field everything and become a "hub of support. As there is a need for a new product or platform that is also widespread cover".
With Guru, “you try to resolve questions of third party applications (over 500 apps and programs) as WhatsApp, Office, Skype, and so on, even very specific queries or problems.” With this, iYogi also released a Youtube channel for Guru to offer simple how-to videos. The service offered by Guru is economically priced for 5 or 6 Euros per month for individuals, freelancers and small businesses who can use service for unlimited technical queries. Additionally, users can opt for online assistance for specific cases for 30 Euros a month or request for Home Care for 99 Euros. Customers of other carriers than Movistar can opt for an annual plan for 79 Euros per year.

At present, around 150 agents are working with Guru in San Fernando de Henares-based tech support unit of iYogi who are delivering technical support assistance for 8 to 22 hours every day of the week, including Sundays and holidays. 

Thursday, 3 April 2014

Dell brings you Latitude 12 and Latitude 14 - the tough, sturdy, strong laptops

The Rugged Extreme notebooks in the market will compete with Panasonic neck to neck. iYogi reviews the new notebooks launched by Dell and convey its features into the attention. Here we go.

The new versions of notebooks introduced by Dell – Latitude 12 and Latitude 14; provides Dell with not only tough looks but also with strong and sturdy inner built.

The name 'Rugged Extreme' jells very well with the built of the two new versions of laptops. The 'Rugged Extreme' laptops are fully designed with shock-resistant feature. These laptops can survive and resist spurt of dust and even water. The improvised IP65-rated devices enable the laptops with this water and dust proof facility. 

iYogi reviews team gives you a quick highlight on the features of Latitude 14 and Latitude 12; the 'Rugged Extreme' laptops which are launched in the market to compete with Toughbooks from Panasonic.

Latitude 14 and its features
  • Provides you with a 14–inch screen.
  • Light weight of 3.54kg.
  • The notebook gives you the latest-generation low voltage Haswell Intel Core processors with a storage capacity of 512GB.
  • 16 GB of RAM support.
  • The notebook allows you to work 12 hours a day without plug-in.  The 6/9 cell battery gives the notebook a long durability.
  • The laptop is also provided with a resistive touch screen comprehensive connectivity. 
  • The laptop supports every feature as HDMI, PCMCIA and VGA. 
  • The notebook also supports an optional Gobi 4G modem.
Latitude 12 and its features

The look of Latitude 12 resembles with Dell’s XPS 12 version.
  • The screen size is 11.6-inch.
  • The laptop can also be used as a tablet. 
  • The laptop arrives with a multitouch screen. 
  • A rear-mounted camera comes handy with the tablet mode.
  • 4-cell battery comes along with this laptop. The 4 cell battery backup may seem to be quite insufficient but Dell claims the battery backup to be enough for all the whole day.
The new docking system improvises the laptops in its functioning. Latitude 14 and Latitude 12 will be available with the OS - Windows 7 Professional or Windows 8 Pro. These two laptops will replace the existing semi-rugged Latitude E6430 ATG. Later this year Dell will be launching another semi-rugged laptop - Latitude 14. Surprisingly, the aforementioned features in the new versions of laptops have got many attention grabbing features in comparison to the previous Latitude rugged versions. iYogi reviews team finds that the update is packed with all the necessary features and the Dell users have nothing to lose with the new Latitude devices.

Monday, 24 March 2014

iYogi Conquers Newer Regions; Shares its Financial Plans for the Next Year

In just the six years that it has been in the industry, iYogi has managed to carve a niche for itself by successfully resolving millions of tech-related queries of their customers across the 10 countries where they have their footprints in. With a view to go on to the next level, iYogi is looking forward to expanding their horizon and capture newer regions in the coming year. They are also aiming at increasing the revenue, which currently stands at $100 million, every two years for the next five years. This is in addition to their planning to increase the headcount from 4500 to 7000 proficient tech professionals.

As per the latest updates, iYogi will raise $55 million from equity funds (approx. 340 Crore INR), and to raise this amount, the company will sell its 10 percent stake. This will also reduce the stake that the key management executives had by up to 30 percent. The remaining portion of the funds will be taken care of by PE funds such as SAP Ventures, Canaan Partners, Sequoia Capital, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, and Samaa Capital. iYogi is also in talks with several American and European investors to raise an extra fund of $20 million before the end of March 2014.

Uday Challu, co-founder and CEO of iYogi has shared that, “Led by Madison India Capital and existing investors, PE firms have already committed $35 million to the company”. This statement clearly affirms the expansion plans of the company and that they have already taken the first steps towards realizing this goal.

This planning is in sync with the company’s idea of venturing into newer geographical regions such as Europe, Latin America, and also Asia. So far, the company has already entered into partnership with Telephonica, a leading telecommunication brand in Spain, thereby flagging off the iYogi operations in the country. In addition to this, iYogi is in talks with several telecom companies across Australia, West Asia, and India to start off similar services in their regions of operation.

Going by the history of the company’s performance, it is just a matter of sometime before one could say that iYogi has indeed entered the prestigious $1 billion-revenue club.