Unlock your Mac using your fingerprints (for free)

Keeping your data secure is of utmost important for almost everyone. Whether it is your family photos or financial budget of your company, important of digital data cannot be questioned. Passwords were designed for the same purpose. With time, as different methods for cracking passwords have evolved, passwords have become lengthy, complicated and hence difficult to type and remember.

Project ARA (from Google) might just fail

Amidst all this Apple party going around on the web where Apple fans woo and Apple haters boo the new MacBook and the Apple watch, someone just forgot about Google for a while. Or so it seems. While MacBooks have become thin enough that you could fry one in the pan with a papad by mistake, Google has been cooking something hot since quite some time.

Project ARA, a project Google loves to call its own was conceptualised in the research centres of Nokia (sorry Microsoft) and Philips where researchers came to the conclusion that mobiles could be made more modular. But when someone shouts on the web with the voice of Google, everyone takes notice. So Project ARA belongs to Google and if one were to believe in the plans, the coming months might see the first commercial phone of project ARA.

What's ARA?

We are not sure what ARA stands for in this context. But as the world knows, Project ARA is supposed to make your phone modular. Project ARA aims to make hardware parts into individual modules which can be swapped in and out of the phone like you swap USB drives from your laptop these days. Only, they would slide in and out with style and to and from a phone. I guess a picture says a thousand words. So here I am saving a few thousand keystrokes:

Project ARA

Microsoft Office for Mac 2016 Preview is here

Yes, I know, it has been quite some time that there was a Office For Mac release. Just yesterday, Microsoft has released a new version of the same - Office for Mac 2016. This thing is to be finally launched int he second half of 2015. If history is any indicator of the future, we believe that the release date of Microsoft Office for Mac 2016 to be between October and December of 2015 (inclusive).

5 Things Android Could Have Done Right

Android might be on majority of smartphones right now, but even hardcore Android users will agree that there are somethings that Apple's iOS does better than the competitor.

Backup and restore

Apple's iCloud backup and restore works exactly as it should and almost flawlessly. If you got a new iOS device or did a factory reset, with iCloud backup and restore, even application data is synced and you don't have to worry about starting over again.

This is where Android's backup and restore feature fails miserably. I have tried to restore my device several times and every time lot of apps didn't install back and most of the app data is lost and you have to restore half of the things manually. Therefore, I always think twice before resting my device for any reason. It is just not as painless as iCloud backup. We can at least expect Google to make the process totally seamless where I can just log in to my Google Account and the phone reverts back to it's previous state.