Flickr Brings Back Pro Memberships, Offers Advanced Statistics and More

Flickr Pro is making a return to the image sharing network. Flickr has announced that it is bringing back the Pro service with improved insights and analytics.Yahoo’s Flickr underwent a big revamp in May 2013 in which it introduced many changes. Yahoo announced that it is removing the Pro plan to give every user 1TB free storage option. The company also introduced an ad-free version for $49.99 (roughly Rs. 3,200) per year. With the new announcement, it is taking a U-turn.

With Pro, it is bringing back the paid plan. The paid subscription will cost users $5.99 (roughly Rs. 380) per month – or $49.99 per year. With that, you also get a 2 percent discount on Adobe Creative Cloud’s Photography plan. If you paid for the ad-free version, you will be automatically upgraded to Flickr Pro.

In addition, Flickr says that it will provide free shipping in the US on purchase of its merchandise and 50 percent off on international shipping with a $25 (roughly Rs. 1,600) minimum purchase.

But what’s interesting about the new Pro subscription is its improved analytics. The company said that photographers will be able to use improved navigation for viewing data on their photo. The company is also providing improved stats for checking how well did your photos fare.

And of course, Pro subscribers won’t see any ads on the site. Flickr will also add a badge to your account to let the world know that you’re a paid subscriber.

Once dominant among photography communities, Flickr today faces stiff competition from services like 500px and SmugMug. It will be hoping to attract new users with the latest announcement, and keep its existing subscribers satisfied.

Facebook Must Hand Over New York Users’ Info to Prosecutors, Court Rules

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Facebook Inc cannot challenge search warrants New York prosecutors used to get information from its site on hundreds of users suspected of Social Security fraud, a state appeals court said on Tuesday, in a decision likely making it harder for New Yorkers to keep their digital lives private.The warrants, which applied to 381 users’ photos, private messages and other account information, could only be challenged by individual defendants after prosecutors gathered evidence, the Manhattan-based court unanimously ruled.

Facebook was backed in the case by a group of large Internet companies includingGoogle and Microsoft Corp, which argued the case could set a troubling precedent giving prosecutors access to all kinds of digital information.

Internet companies are pushing back broadly against U.S. intelligence and law enforcement agencies’ demands for customer data, in the wake of revelations by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden of wide-ranging online surveillance.

The Manhattan District Attorney’s office served the warrants on Facebook in 2013, seeking information on dozens of people later indicted for Social Security fraud, including police officers and firefighters who allegedly feigned illness in the wake of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks.

The world’s biggest online social network turned the records over to prosecutors last year after a state judge threw out its claim that the warrants violated users’ Fourth Amendment rights, but it also went ahead with an appeal.

The court on Tuesday said the only way to challenge warrants was for defendants in criminal cases to move to suppress the evidence they produced.

A Facebook spokesman said the company disagreed with the decision and was considering an appeal.

A spokeswoman for the district attorney’s office said prosecutors had secured nearly $25 million (roughly Rs. 159 crores) from people who were targets in the probe.

“In many cases, evidence on their Facebook accounts directly contradicted the lies the defendants told to the Social Security Administration,” she said.

Prosecutors said Facebook pages showed public employees who claimed to be disabled riding jet skis, playing golf and participating in martial arts events.

Mariko Hirose, a lawyer with the New York Civil Liberties Union, which also submitted a brief in support of Facebook, said the court “side-stepped” an important question by ruling on Facebook’s right to challenge the warrants and not on their legality.

The case is: In re 381 search warrants directed to Facebook Inc and dated July 23, 2013, Appellate Division, First Department, No. 30207-13.

Invest in Land and Housing Projects of Temple City, Bhubaneswar

The Bhubaneswar is a calm and spiritual place to live. This is one of the ancient lands of importance for Hindu art and culture. You can find many ancient temple spread across Bhubaneswar. Owning a dream home, facing temple is very auspicious to homebuyers in Bhubaneswar. The Real Estate Bhubaneswar does have many such residential projects for sale and there are many upcoming mega projects in these areas. This is also an excellent place to invest in land. When comes to realty price they are much affordable for end use and as investments.

Buy Vacant Land in Bhubaneswar as Long Term Investments

The Bhubaneswar is a developing city. There are more chances to build mega residential projects in the outskirts of Bhubaneswar. Since, there are many civic clearances to happen here and any political change will definitely allow the suburb to develop as residential areas.

  • While buying a vacant land, it is advisable to check with documents and with civic body, since there are many vacant lands, which are agricultural lands, and you cannot expect to build a home there.
  • There are many ancient lands of historical importance in Bhubaneswar. It is advisable to check with civic body that the plot you are going to buy is a private property or the place belongs to archaeological department.
  • Be careful of online marketing for plots in Bhubaneswar, since they may sell you unauthorized land.

The east coast highway is the best place to invest in land. The outer region is of low value and you can get a 1200 sqft for below INR 1 Lakhs. The Sundarpada area is best for land investments. The cost per sqft starts from INR 400 onwards. The Chandaka areas, the cost per sqft starts from INR 350. Buying acres of land will benefit you to sell them for mega residential projects in future.

Buy or Invest in Housing projects in Bhubaneswar

The housing projects are best to buy in Bhubaneswar. Since, most of them look good with natural scenic background as of now due to non-presence of many high-rise buildings. Either, they are spacious and full of greenery with temples nearby.

Premium Apartments: The present generation mostly prefers a premium apartment. These are cheap when comes to realty Bhubaneswar, when compare with other cities. These are fully furnished apartments with more facilities and amenities. These are building by giant realty developers. The cost of 2BHK of 1200 sqft may start from INR 50 Lakhs and above in the outer region.

Flats in Bhubaneswar: There are many types of flats in Bhubaneswar for sale and re-sale. It is advisable to book any of the upcoming mega housing projects in Bhubaneswar for end use purpose. The builder floor flats are cheap here and you can get a 1 BHK un-furnished flat of 650 sqft for below INR 10 Lakhs. The 2 BHK and above of semi furnished flats are available from INR 20 Lakhs and above. The best place to reside in Bhubaneswar are the areas like bentapur, Patia, Khandagiri, Chandrasekharpur, Hanspal, Sundarpada, Sailashree, Kalinga Nagar and BJB Nagar.

Independent Home: The independent villas are next most preferred residential type after apartment by the end use buyers in Bhubaneswar. Most of them are modern home and semi furnished type. They are available for sale from INR 40 Lakhs and above for 2 BHK for 1000 sqft. Many of such homes come in gated community and they are open type homes. These are best to buy now and give it for rent. They do have very good resale value.  

Lenovo K3 Note – A Quick Overview of The Specifications

Thrilled by the enthusiastic response of Indian smartphone buyers, Lenovo is all set to put up first batch of its K3 Note phablets up for sale on Flipkart this Wednesday. A gentle reminder to all those who are waiting eagerly to buy this smartphone – Check out these  set of flip cover for Lenovo K3 Note. The company has already received more than 500,000 registrations for the upcoming flash sale and based on that enthusiasm seems confident enough to give a tough competition to many rival companies including Xiaomi, Meizu and Micromax etc. Speaking about the competition, Meizu must be worried more than others about right now as company has only one device available for purchase in Indian market called M1 Note, which will compete directly with K3 Note but costs 2k bucks more than the later.

Lenovo K3 Note – A quick overview

Lenovo K3 Note is company’s latest offering in the budget smartphone segment. It has been priced at Rs. 9,999, which seems “very aggressively” if seen from the perspective of features that’re being offered. It’s based on a strong foundation of 64-bit 1.7GHz Octa-Core Mediatek MT6572 processor and with 2GB of RAM. It has got a large and vivid 5.5-inch Full-HD display with resolution of 1,920 x 1,080 pixels, 13MP primary camera, 5MP secondary camera, 16GB internal storage and 32GB expandable storage. It’s 4G LTE compatible, it’s running Android 5.0 Lollipop with company’s trademark Vibe UI and is powered by a 3,000 mAh battery, which according to Lenovo is capable of providing up to 39 hours of talk time on 2G, up to 16 hours of talk time on 3G and up to 11 days of standby time.

But the awesomeness of this spectacular device doesn’t end here. It has also got something unique up to its sleeve. It has got Dolby Atmos audio, which is meant to provide theater-like 360° surround sound experience via headphones.Which other smartphone can offer more than this for 10k bucks? As of now, NONE!

K3 Note will be available in 3 color choices: Laser Yellow, Onyx Black and Pearl White. It’s still unknown that how many units will be put on sale tomorrow, but results will become clear by evening. If you’ve not yet registered for the sale you still have some time left. Registrations are open until midnight today, so go and register yourself NOW if you’ve plans of buying it. Sale will start tomorrow at 3:00PM and sales figures may start appearing shortly after that. We’ll keep you updated on related development, so keep checking back!