AgilizTech celebrates Diwali 2017

AgilizTech celebrates Diwali 2017

AgilizTech celebrated Diwali, one of the largest and brightest festivals of India, with great gusto on 17th October 2017.

Ethnic Day

17th had been declared as ethnic day so everyone was sporting colorful Indian wear on the day.
It was a refreshing change for everybody to dress up for the festival and click snaps with their friends and colleagues. The office was decked up as well, with balloons and streamers adorning the walls and adding festive cheer.

The talented ladies at office decided to brighten up the reception area by creating a spectacular rangoli and placing diyas around it.

Company update and celebrations

In the afternoon, Mr Ganesh Babu – MD and CEO of AgilizTech provided the company updates, detailing the business growth in the past 60 days and the new customers acquired during the period. He also spoke about and gave a demo on www.alisha.ai  , the chatbot the company is developing.
After the session, the Fun Committee took over to conduct activities and games. Soon the office was filled with laughter as the AgilizTech Cricket Championship was announced and player auction was conducted in a hilarious manner. The match between the Richy Rhinos and Gowty Tigers (League teams) was scheduled to be held on Oct 31, 2017 (the day the official team outing is on).

AgilizTech celebrates Diwali 2017
Post this, various fun games were hosted, such as bursting balloon with darts, throwing/blowing balls into cups, etc., in which all employees actively participated and rejoiced.

Firecrackers

AgilizTech celebrates Diwali 2017

In the evening, the team moved to the local ground where they burst firecrackers to celebrate the festival of lights. It was a fitting finale to a day of joyful celebrations, as the firework colors painted the night sky in bright colors of yellow, red and green.

AgilizTech wishes everyone a joyful and prosperous Diwali.

iPhone X – the future of smartphones unraveled

The wait has ended. iPhone X – the future of smartphones has arrived amidst much fanfare. Unveiled at an event at the newly opened Steve Jobs Theatre (Apple Campus – Cupertino, California), the iPhone X has been subjected to both bouquets and brickbats. In this post, we explore why.

First things first, the specifications.

iPhone X comes with a host of new features, the most important ones being Facial Recognition, Augmented Reality support, Super Retina Display (Apple’s moniker for OLED display, a first for an iPhone). The home button has bid us goodbye, as the phone now responds to swipe up.

Let’s look at the specs:

Features  Details
Capacity 64 GB, 256 GB
Display 5.8” all-screen OLED, HDR
Resistance Water, Dust
Chip A11 Bionic Chip, Neural Engine
Camera 12-megapixel wide-angle and telephoto cameras, Optical zoom; digital zoom up to 10x
Video 4K video recording, Optical zoom, 6x digital zoom
Id Face ID, enabled by TrueDepth camera
Siri Improved Siri who can be activated with voice
Battery Wireless charging, lasts up to 21 hours
OS iOS 11

 

Fantastic Four Features

While the specifications are excellent as in any iPhone what is the extra special feature that makes this iPhone a fitting one to mark Apple’s tenth anniversary?

Could it be a body made entirely of smooth glass and polished stainless steel? The Facial Recognition capability that promises to adapt to changing human features? The absence of the home button? Or the impetus for Augmented Reality that is expected to be a game changer for app and gaming experience?

All are strong contenders, but perhaps it is these four that will be making waves for a while:

Facial Recognition

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Facial Recognition technology, called Face ID, captures several images of facial features with The TrueDepth camera system (a combination of light projectors and sensors), using Infrared light. Akin to the fingerprint security system that scanned our fingerprints, compared with the control set and unlocked the phone, FaceID will be comparing images to provide our gateway pass. Imagine just glancing at the phone to unlock it – simple, isn’t it?

Augmented Reality

Pokémon Go got us started on the AR rage where people were capturing monsters in red and white balls at school, near the dumpster and even at a temple entrance. Apple, too, has gained considerable advancement in AR. We saw a few applications at the event, one by Major League Baseball, where the feature lets spectators attending a live game see player statistics when they hover their phones over a particular athlete.

The technology is still at an infant stage and slowly, AR will gain momentum in smartphones.

Wireless Charging

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

iPhone X supports wireless charging. In fact, Apple is going full-fledged in this sphere – launching a wireless charging mat that charges all kinds of Apple devices from watch to phone to pod, all at the same time!

Animoji

Emojis are a loved feature of the internet and smartphones. Almost everyone uses them while texting, updating Facebook status and posting tweets. So why not create custom emoji? No no, we are not talking about emoji characters that look like you, but those that mirror your own expressions and movements!

Why brickbats?

Botched by Notch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The feature that has been receiving a lot of flak from a range of designers, developers and general tech aficionados is the now infamous ‘top notch’.

This section hosts a lot of cameras and sensors and is present right at the top of an otherwise all-screen phone. This might be a problem as the UI is affected while browsing sites.

While designers are expressing their consternation around the world, Apple has suggested in its Human Interface Design to:

Don’t mask or call special attention to key display features. Don’t attempt to hide the device’s rounded corners, sensor housing, or indicator for accessing the Home screen by placing black bars at the top and bottom of the screen.

FaceID is not proven

While Touch ID is a proven security measure, not many are ecstatic about using FaceID for securing their phones. It is entirely possible that identical twins might be easily able to crack the code and use your phone for hilarious or nefarious (if you have an evil twin!) reasons. Not kidding!

Final Word

The iPhone X is indeed a path breaking phone with a bevy of interesting features. It is pricey at $999, but tech aficionados will surely not give it a miss.

Watch the official film here