April 08, 2015

Tired of Windows ? Let's Try Zorin

Zorin OS is a multi-functional operating system designed specifically for new comers to Linux. It is based on Ubuntu which is the most popular desktop Linux operating system in the world.

Main advantages

The Zorin OS operating system gives you the ultimate desktop experience. Some of the advantages of Zorin OS:

  • No risk of getting viruses
  • It's super-fast and light on resources
  • An easy to use and familiar desktop
  • Customizable user interface thanks to our Look Changer
  • Stable as it is based on the robust Linux operating system
  • All the software you'll ever need out of the box
  • Extremely versatile and customizable Open Source software
  • Open Source software licensed by the GNU GPL

I - Top-notch security

People are in constant fear of viruses and malware in this digital world. Thanks to Zorin OS's immunity to Windows viruses you will never have to worry about them. Zorin OS also comes with integrated firewall software to keep your system extra safe. When a potential security threat arises, software updates usually come within a matter of hours through the Update Manager. With Zorin OS you are sure to have peace of mind.

II - Easy to use, familiar desktop

The main goal of Zorin OS is to give new users easy access to Linux. That is why Zorin OS incorporates the familiar Windows 7-like interface by default to dramatically reduce the learning curve of this system while still experiencing the main advantages of Linux. You can also utilise the desktop with other interfaces. This is thanks to the exclusive Zorin Look Changer which lets you change your desktop to look and act like either Windows 7, Windows XP or GNOME 2 in the free versions of Zorin OS. The Premium editions also include the Windows 2000, Unity and Mac OS X looks.

III - Out-of-the-box software solution

Zorin OS is packed with software, ready for you to take advantage of. From the versatile LibreOffice suite to the feature-packed OpenShot video editor, it's got it all. Zorin OS is sure to facilitate all of your everyday tasks such as web browsing, document creation, social networking, making videos, chatting with your friends and beyond, all without having to install anything.
We have even split up Zorin OS into different versions to facilitate the requirements of every kind of user with additional software. Those editions include the free Core edition for general use, Lite for use on old and low-spec computers, Educational for use in schools and universities, Business for corporate use and Ultimate which packs the best software Linux has to offer.

IV - Software Galore

If the pre-installed software isn't enough for your requirements, there is no need to worry about it. Zorin OS comes with the Software Center which allows you to download and install tens of thousands of free and paid-for programs. All you have to do is open the Software Center from the start menu, find a program which you want and click Install. You can even install Windows programs on Zorin OS in a similar way with PlayOnLinux. You are also able to download installable packages (.deb and .exe) like in your current operating system.

V - Compatibility

Nearly every file that you use with your current operating system will work perfectly in Zorin OS with no need for additional setup. All your office documents, music, videos, pictures etc. will work out of the box in Zorin OS. Zorin OS also supports a large library of devices such as printers, scanners, cameras, keyboards. These devices will work as soon as you plug them in without the need for installing additional drivers. You can even use Windows programs and games inside Zorin OS thanks to the included WINE and PlayOnLinux software.

VI - Flexibility

Zorin OS gives you more flexibility. It allows you to use Zorin OS alongside your current operating system. While you install Zorin OS to your computer you have the option to keep your current operating system alongside Zorin OS and choose which one to load on start-up.

VII - Accessibility

We want to make computers usable by everyone including disabled people so we have included tools in Zorin OS which make it one of the most accessible operating systems around. It includes such helpful tools as a text to speech program, Orca Screen Reader, a screen magnifier for the visually impaired and a dwell click feature for pressing a mouse button automatically.

VIII - Screenshots of this OS :

April 06, 2015

Why is Apple Watch blocked in Switzerland?

Score one for the Swiss watch industry: sales of the Apple Watch are blocked in Switzerland — at least for now.

According to a story on the website for Swiss television network RTS, a patent already exists for the English word "apple" appearing on a watch in the country.

But for Apple, there is a happy ending to this story: the 30-year patent expires on December 5, 2015.

The patent, highlighted by the Swiss site on Thursday, was filed by Leonard Timepieces back in 1985, decades before anyone would have imagined the Mac might ultimately facilitate the arrival of the Apple Watch.

Although we've heard nothing about a Swiss patent issue from Apple in the months leading up to the smartwatch launch, in March, when Apple announced the launch countries for the Apple Watch, Switzerland was conspicuously absent from the list.

Local watch firms were likely relieved to receive a little more lead time before the potentially disruptive device arrived in the country. Even the co-inventor of the Swatch watch recently called the Apple Watch the beginning of a Swiss watch Ice Age.

Still, the omission of Switzerland from the list of launch countries is odd, when taking recent history into consideration. Back when the company launched its last major new mobile product, the iPad, in 2010, Switzerland was among the first, along with other top Apple product markets, to get the device. However, this time around, the Swiss will have to wait a bit longer than other European countries to lay hands on the much-anticipated device.

Nevertheless, despite the reported Swiss patent speed bump, it should be noted that the word "apple" doesn't appear on the Apple Watch case itself. Instead, the Apple logo is paired alongside the word "watch," a clever new branding style unique to Apple's smartwatch. Given that naming construction on the device's case, it's worth considering that the Swiss patent may — in detail, if not in spirit — have no bearing on the Apple Watch launch in Switzerland at all.

The Apple Watch will be available in the U.S., UK, Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, and Japan on April 24.

Have something to add to this story? Share it in the comments.

Source : Mashable

April 04, 2015

3 Steps To get WhatsApp Call Activated On your iPhone/iPad (iOS)

Few days back, we shared a post on how to enable Whatsapp voice calling on Android by receiving a call from someone who already has it WhatsApp call enabled. However, WhatsApp call activate on iPhone is still not available until WhatsApp makes the feature official.

But now, with a little trick, you can get Whatsapp voice calling feature enabled on your iPhone or iPad if your iOS devices already jailbroken.

All you need to download and install WhatsApp beta on your iPhone, without any Cydia tweak. I tried this and verified that WhatsApp call feature is enabled on my iPad and able to access voice calling in WhatsApp.

The Procedure described in this article are risky & may cause damage to your device since the app is not official app. You should not try to attempt this if you are not aware of these things, Techgravy will not responsible for any damage happened to your device in the process of following the instructions mentioned in this article.


 1 - We have to install AppSync tweak before download and install the WhatsApp beta, add “http://cydia.angelxwind.net” repo to Cydia source, then search for “AppSync Unified” and installed.

 2 - Now visit whatsapp dev website with the Safari browser on iOS devices, download and install WhatsApp beta.

 3 - Then login to WhatsApp. You will need someone (who already has the feature) to call you to activate it on your device, This is the hardest part to get WhatsApp call from someone who already has the feature.

Once activated, you will see a call button added to its iOS WhatsApp and the voice calling feature will be integrated into the app. Call controls like muting, hanging up and replying via a text are incorporated into the call layout screen.

Now WhatsApp call is activate on your iOS devices. Hve fun and call friends.

March 31, 2015

C++ & Python Are The Highest-Paying Programming Languages [INFOGRAPHIC]

Startup Compass released the results of a global survey of engineers that provides a wealth of information about startup salaries – including the highest-paying programming languages.

Published as “How Much Should You Pay Your Engineers?,” the results are based on a study of Startup Compass members plus data pulled from oDesk, Elance, Toptal, Glassdoor, AngelList, and Payscale.

The engineers surveyed include not just startup employees, but also freelancers and employees at more traditional IT firms. The highest-paying programming languages were:

1. C++: $110,000
2. Python: ~$102,000
3. C: $100,000
4. AWS: ~$95,000
5. C#: ~$92,000
6. Ruby: $90,000
7. Java: $90,000
8. SQL: $80,000
9. JavaScript: ~$78,000
10. Objective C: ~$76,000
11. PHP: ~$76,000
12. CSS: ~$64,000
13. JavaScript (design): $60,000
14. CSS (design): $60,000

Whether you’re a CEO paying the salaries or an engineer looking to get a fair deal, the infographic below will give you insights on:

  • The highest-paying positions: Find out how much you can expect to make as a VP of engineering/CTO, architect, mobile developer, backend developer, frontend developer, user interface developer, QA engineer, data scientist, database engineer, software architect, network engineer, system administrator, firmware engineer, or mobile developer.
  • Which companies pay the most: Find out how salary differs at startups, traditional IT firms, or as a freelancer; and how startup size and funding affect your salary.
  • How experience affects salary (from 0-20 years)
  • What kind of raises engineers get over time.
  • How much equity to expect as a VP of engineering, CTO, or developer.
  • Which countries have the highest salaries.

What do you think of this infographic? and what is skill do you think is better?

2 Steps To Activate WhatsApp Call in Android - Voice Calling Feature

WhatsApp has begun to introduce a voice call feature since the last two months, and it was offered for few users. Now, the invite window open again lets users getting WhatsApp call invite to activate the voice call feature.

Those who want to get and are hoping for WhatsApp call invite, you need to update your WhatsApp app on your smartphone to the latest version, however, the WhatsApp calling feature is available for Android users only, iOS users will not be able to get the new feature until WhatsApp makes the feature official.


 1 - To get the WhatsApp Calling feature for Android, Android users have to update WhatsApp app to 2.12.7 version from WhatsApp website ( if you’re downloading from Google Play, ensure that your device has version 2.11.561), users should be sure they have enabled installation of apps from unknown sources in their Settings; otherwise this method will not work. Older versions don’t support this feature for all users.

 2 - Now WhatsApp call service still need to be activated by receiving a call from someone who already has WhatsApp call enabled. Once received the call, restart the app and you will see the UI shows 3 tab layout with calls, chats, and contacts.

We have tried making WhatsApp calling to others, call quality is quite good, but sometimes there is delay time, it may depend on the internet speed.

Users must be alerted that the person who calls them is someone they know and trust with this invite. By the way, don’t leave your phone number on any web site, online scammers and hackers may take advantage of this excitement to let users download malicious application.

If you receive the following message from any one of several social networks (Facebook, Google+, Twitter, etc.), DO NOT accept. This is malware and not to be trusted.

“Hey, I’m inviting you to try WhatsApp Free Voice Calling feature, click here to activate now.”

Have you used WhatsApp calling on Android? Does the feature work well? Let us know via the comments. For more tutorials, visit our How To section.

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