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Google to Index Different Search Results for Mobile Version in Future

You might notice the difference in search results when you browse the same terms on the phone and on a computer in the next few months time. According to sources, Google has decided to start indexing mobile version websites separately.

Presently, Google has a single index of documents in terms of search, which means it doesn’t bother if you search from your computer, tablet or phone the index will come same.

According to Gary Illyes, Google’s webmaster trends analyst, who revealed that the search engine giant would create a separate search index for mobile in few months. He also predicts that there are possibilities that this new mobile version might be the primary search index.

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It seems Google make sense considering mobile has become the primary device, so strengthening search on mobile does make sense.

What is meant by AMP ?

Since reading or looking a website on the mobile web is  slow, clunky and frustrating experience. The Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) Project is an open source initiative that embodies the vision that publishers can create mobile optimized content once and have it load instantly everywhere.

However, Google is paying more attention to the smartphone these days by providing features which desktop users won’t avail. Recently, Google also introduced new types of search recommendations exclusively to the mobile version.

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It is too early to determine the functionality of the mobile index at this point. There are more possibilities that we could be looking for more mobile-friendly websites which the Google is prioritizing over the years.

Chances are there that Google may determine the ranking of the sites based on the mobile content which the now relies on the desktop content. Considering both the ways, it sounds like significant changes are going to take place soon.

Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14946 is live for PC’s and Mobiles

There are some exciting updates for the Windows Insiders with the release of Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14946 for PC and Mobiles.

New Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14946 customizes you accuracy in touchpad experience (PC)

As announced last week about the refining the touchpad experience. But, this week Windows 10 Insider was a step further. Now you can find the new section called “Other Gestures” after going on Settings > Devices > touchpad

This ‘Other Gestures’ section enables you to carry the basic customization options with three and four fingers. The three fingers ‘Taps’ on the touchpad allows the user to select the following functions between Cortana, Action Center, Middle house button.

For the three fingers ‘Swipes’ to the Right/Left the users can select Switching of Apps or Switching of virtual desktops. Try these touch gestures on your touchpad. From the users point of view, the users prefer more control over their experience. For those power users (Insiders) there is ‘Advanced Gestures Configuration Page’.

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The Advanced Gestures Configuration Page has more options like hooking gestures up for previous/next song, virtual desktops creation/deletion or windows snapping. An updated Touchpad setting are also available in addition to these new options, which include reference diagrams to remind the user of what to expect while swiping fingers in certain direction.

Separate Screen time-out settings by using Continuum for Mobile (Phone)

This update enables user to turn the screen which you are not using with Continuum preventing screen burn-in and saving battery. The user can also independently set time-outs values for the sessions of connected screen in the phone. Settings can be set like: Settings > Personalization > Lock Screen.

Updated Wi-Fi Settings Page for PC and Mobile

Wi-Fi Settings Page added new settings more similar across Windows Devices. You can go to Settings > Network & Internet > Wi-Fi on your PC > Turn Wi-Fi off, now the user can set a time period for ‘Turn Wi-Fi back On’ to turn on the Wi-Fi automatically after the time chosen. By default it is set Manually in this build. This setting also works on Mobile too.

Auto-Correction Prevention Option for Mobile

If the user happens to find the auto-correction is going on (i.e first candidate is bolded) and that’s not what you intended, the originally typed as the second candidate can be seen now with this new option. By a tap on that candidate, it will disable auto-correction. The system will learn the user’s vocabulary over the time and gets smarter.

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Word removal option from User’s Dictionary (Mobile)

Built with local user dictionary which adapts keyboard prediction, auto-correction and adds styles to users language with shape writing and also for the easy usage of words in Mobiles. New Windows Insiders removes bad entries, repetitive and misspelled words from auto saving to the dictionary.

Expanding our Text for Text prediction to more languages

This is an exciting build for keyboard improvements. The following keyboards are updated and now support text prediction: Lithuanian, Latvian, Estonian, Slovene (also called Slovenian), Bulgarian, Albanian, Macedonian, Afrikaans, Galician, Basque, Swahili, Bangla in Bangladesh, Georgian, Azerbaijani (also called Azeri) (in Latin script), Kazakh, Armenian, Hausa (in Latin script) and Uzbek (in Latin script).

Note: Change in Automatic Backups of your Mobile

The frequency for the scheduled backups for mobiles has been changed to once a week. A button for manual backup ‘Back up Now’ remains unchanged and works as usual. This change can be done via Settings > Update & Security > Backup and Clicking the ‘More options’ link, located towards the bottom.

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The changes in Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14946 for PC and Mobiles were awesome with the touchpad gestures. Many other improvements and fixes had been done by Windows team.

Internet Connectivity Is The Top Concern of Indians While Travelling: Study Reveals

The Norwegian software company, Opera in association with an Indian lifespan accommodation company, Wudstay conducted a travel survey in India. The results of the survey revealed that the biggest fear of Indians is losing the internet connectivity while moving. Above 34.5 percent of the respondents are concerned about the lack of mobile network while around 6.9 percent of people involved were worried about the high roaming charges.

“Technology drives the experience of the modern traveler. Be it making mobile bookings, sharing updates on social media or exploring a new city, WudStay believes in offering the best services to its consumers, and this survey has helped us identify what is essential for our customers. We are extremely excited to share these interesting insights”, stated Prafulla Mathur, Founder and CEO at WudStay.

“As one can see from the findings, internet connectivity is an important prerequisite for travellers. People prefer being connected to the internet in order to share updates when on the move,” stated Mr Sunil Kamath, Vice President, South Asia and Southeast Asia at Opera.

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The survey is conducted to understand the mindset of Indians while travelling or when they are on a vacation in a foreign place. And the stunning results revealed that most of the travellers are feared about mobile connectivity and 7.8% of respondents are concerned about losing their handsets. The survey also showed that 32.8 percent of the Indians involved use mobile data for social media posts while only 28.4 percent use the data for information regarding places to visit in a trip.

And around 16.4 percent of respondents use their internet service to stay connected with family and friends, while 17.2 percent of Indians spend mobile data using GPS. The results also include that about 13.8 percent people are willing to travel without food for a whole day for a better internet connection and 33.6 percent are ready to quit the habit of driving for an evening while moving for good internet connection. And the other weird result is, 28.4 % do not use a restroom for 6 hours to have a good data connection.

Surprisingly above 30 percent of all the respondents fear of overspending at expensive hotels, eating at overpriced restaurants and taking taxis whereas 10 percent fear theft. As the mobile cams are becoming more captivated, people of all age groups love taking lovely snaps with their smartphones, while 9.5% fear taking bad photos.

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Few other interesting findings of the survey are 50 percent of the men prefer to go on vacation with their guy friends instead of their family. Though women are more home-oriented 76 percent prefer travelling with families. On an average 37 % of people love to travel with family.

Finally, 37.8 percent Indians dislike the habit of making the place untidy while travelling. Around 13.8 percent hate people who booze too much on flights. And 10.3% hate people who break the queues and forcefully enter in, and more than 22 percent hate the people especially women in skimpy clothes.

Do you know how many times you touch your mobile in a Day?

We have 24 hours per day, isn’t it? Most of us plan our schedule by daily, weekly and monthly. And after planning our time we are somehow worried to fulfil as per the planning, reasons might be a lack of time, failing to give prioritisation (like Stephen Covey time matrix grid), and what not. Though we blame time and search for reasons to defend ourselves. A real fact mostly happens in every individual life.

The research found that at least 2617 times we touch our Smartphone in a day. New research says an average use we spend on a mobile phone is around 2.42 hours a day, and a heavy user spends 3.75 hours a day. Among one lakh participants, US recruited a sample of 94 Android users. They built a tool to track every user across 24/5 days and found people tap, swipe and click for 2617 times each day.

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For top Smartphone users, it takes 5, 427 touches a day as per researchers report. Whereas people use apps (Applications) 132 times presumably. Likewise, average time spent on apps are Facebook 15 percent, messenger 3 percent, Chrome 5 percent, WhatsApp 3 percent, Instagram 3 percent, Home screen 9 percent, messages 11 percent.

Average age group use Smartphone from 15 and 24. Last year, a research report said Americans spend an alarming amount dedicated to phone is 2 hours 51 minutes. Estimating that by 2017, the average users will upsurge to 3.18 hours on an average and the maximum level of 5.56 hours each day.

Study Reveals “People Can’t Stay Without Touching their Smartphones for more than 44 seconds.”

Can you sustain without touching a phone? If yes, for how many minutes, hours or days? I guess it’s somewhat tough to answer. A recent study reveals shocking facts about how people are connected with their smartphones. Germany’s Wurzburg University and Nottingham Trent University in England collectively conducted research on Men and women.

They asked the participants to wait in a room for 10 minutes and on average they didn’t stay even 44 seconds without touching their devices. Women lasted for 57 seconds before using their smartphone whereas men waited for Just 21 seconds before touching their smartphone.

The research was carried out by the universities on behalf of cyber security enterprise Kaspersky Lab. After 10 minutes of waiting session, the participants were questioned about estimated time before reaching their phone.

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Common answers are between two and three minutes, which shows a huge a difference between the perception and real-time behaviour.

During a press release Jens Binder from the University of Nottingham Trent, states that “The experiment suggests that people are far more attached to these devices than they realise and it has become second nature to turn to our smartphones when left alone with them. We do not just wait anymore,”

Binder noted that “The immediacy of information and interactions delivered through our smart devices make them much more of a digital companion and connection to the outside world than a piece of technology.”

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During the 10 minute study, most of the participants had used their smartphone for about half of the time on average. The results suggest that how much time humans are glueing to their phones, and it also says the more phone usage leads to the increase in stress levels. Also; the regular sticking to the smartphone is due to the Fear of Missing Out something.

According to Astrid Carolus, from the University of Wurzburg added that “The more participants use their phone, the more they are afraid they are missing out when they are not accessing it.

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He also stated that “it is tough to say which attribute fuels which - do people use their phone more because they are afraid of missing something, or is it because they use it so much that they worry they are missing out.

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