School admissions have always caused headaches to parents and prospective students’ siblings. The problem in re-admission to good schools are the long, cumbersome processes, several visits to the school, the submission of documents, donating to the school and what not, the list of hassles is endless. Each year, almost 18 million parents stand in queues to get the admission form and have to make repeated trips to multiple schools to get their child admitted.
But no more. Uniform Application is a startup that aims to tackle precisely this issue and has come as a boon for parents of admission seekers.
What is Uniform Application?
Uniform Application is a startup by Harsh Karamchandani and Mohammad Yousuf. The web platform enables schools to replace their pen and paper admission forms with an online application form and simplify the whole process. From form distribution to result declaration, they’ve taken care of everything. As a result of this, the entire process becomes less time consuming and more convenient for parents. Apart from that, they even have a portal that allows parents to review schools within the cities and choose the ones best suited for their children.
Since they have made the procedure online, it gives the students a chance to explore the possibility of applying in more than one school. These days, most parents are working and physically going to a school would not be possible for them. With the help of Uniform Application, they can steer clear of the entire process and just get it done online. Though the parents were ecstatic about this new web platform, schools had a different opinion.
How did the idea come about?
Back In July 2017, Karamchandani and Yousuf started an ERP company to empower schools in Sitapur and Lucknow to manage their inventory and file GST returns. Following that, they got over 20 clients in just 4 months of the launch.
While working with schools, they witnessed the admissions system first hand which lead to something of a Eureka moment. Since they witnessed the problems that parents and schools faced during the admission cycle, they were driven to the idea of a common online admission platform for schools. They launched Union Application in October 2018.
How have they grown?
Since their inception, they have partnered with 10 schools in Lucknow and 1 school in Noida. They first school they formed an affiliation with was Jagran Public School, Lucknow in January 2019. Uniform Application is currently in talks with many more schools in Lucknow and Noida, and subsequently, plan to expand to other cities as well.
When starting out, they faced a lot of issues and were turned down by many schools in the city. Several schools were skeptical about Uniform Application’s process and felt that it would eliminate applications from many prospective admission seekers. Other schools felt no need to go forward with any kind of change, making it challenging to move ahead.
In fact, just a few weeks back, they launched Uttar Pradesh's First School Admissions Helpline at +91 84484 49215 to help parents find the best school for their child anytime, anywhere in Lucknow. The company overcame several hurdles in their path to success with grit and perseverance and have continued to grow ever since.
What sets them apart from the competition?
Other such companies have already begun sprouting in cities such as Mumbai and Delhi, but they focus only on the admission process. What Uniform Admissions does is that they integrate digital marketing and ERPs which help the school manage their resources and office functions using integrated applications.
They also take it upon themselves to declare results and bring all the important school related stuff on to one platform. Currently, they provide the service to schools at no fee but charge a minimal amount from parents who wish to use the solution.
About Uniform Application
Uniform Application is a startup that is the brainchild of Harsh Karamchandani and Mohammad Yousuf. Their services to schools and parents began in October 2018. Prior to that, they started an ERP company that helped empower schools in Lucknow and Sitapur. Currently, the company consists of five sharp young adults who are putting their best foot forward into the venture and, at the essence, the goal is make admission processes in schools much easier for everyone.
The new MacBook Air is here. It is thinner, it is lighter, it is prettier, it is Gold! And now...it is also affordable!
MacBook Air is now available at your nearby Unicorn store in Lucknow at a monthly payment of only ₹ 5059. Unicorn is the official largest premium partner of Apple in India and it will be selling the new MacBook Air and Mac Mini. Unicorn has been rated as the best Apple Premium Partner in India several times.
Packing the punch of MacBook Pro, MacBook Air has finally got the much needed upgrade we’ve all been eagerly waiting for. With a new 8th-gen Intel Core i5 CPU, more RAM and SSD options, Touch ID, a high-resolution Retina display, the beloved MacBook will make you fall in love with it all over again. The newest member of Mac family is also available in GOLD rather than just silver and space grey! At 1.25 kilograms and about 15 MM thick, the new MacBook Air is petite and more elegant.
The new and reimagined Air fixes most of the issues that people faced in the previous design including the keyboard which now has butterfly keys for a better feel and a protective membrane underneath to do away with the gunk and dirt. The thick side bezels of the display have been cut down by half and there is a sharper edge to edge glass overlay in place of it with 48% more colours than the previous generation. Apple has also introduced Touch ID at the top left corner above the keyboard for a hassle free unlock. The single piece aluminium that is a 100% recycled this time, gives MacBook Air its signature feel.
The new MacBook Air also includes a bigger Trackpad with the same Force Touch tech as the MacBook Pro. It has also done away with USB-A, HDMI, microSD slot, the MagSafe charging port, to now include only two Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) ports. The speakers, which face up now are 25% more powerful and have twice the bass. The processors are dual-core and promise a better battery life, which the MacBook Air has- 12 hours to be precise!
Lightness Indeed Strikes Again!
The all new Macbook Air is available in two variants: 128 GB for ₹ 1,14,900 and 256 BG for ₹ 1,34,900 or can be bought from Unicorn for a monthly instalment of mere ₹ 5059. At Unicorn Apple Stores, Macbook Air also comes with a zero interest EMI option. So if you have been thinking of upgrading your laptop, now is a perfect time. Apart from the amazing offer, if you show this article at any of the Unicorn premium stores in Lucknow, you’ll get a flat ₹ 2500 off! What are you waiting for? Hurry NOW!
Unicorn is the largest official premium reseller of Apple products in India and the official Apple authorized service centre. It has over 30 stores and more than 20 service centres across the country. For best deals and offers on Apple products in Lucknow, check out the nearest Unicorn Store in your area.
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OnePlus today announced its latest flagship, the OnePlus 6T with a new in-display fingerprint sensor in India. The device was announced yesterday in New York and has now been made official in the country.
The OnePlus 6T has been introduced with several improvements over its predecessor, including a bigger display, smaller notch, new quick gestures and camera improvements.
OnePlus has also announced the Nightscape mode for improved low light images. At the event, the company also announced that this feature will start rolling out for the OnePlus 6 users in India starting from tomorrow, October 31.
Let’s take a look at the new OnePlus 6T.
Design & Display
Starting with the build, OnePlus 6T has a metal and glass construction similar to its predecessor. However, the 6T is on the heftier side and weighs a little more than the OnePlus 6. The OnePlus 6T will be available in Mirror Black and Midnight Black color options on launch.
The 6T measures 157.5 x 74.8 x 8.2mm and weighs around 185 g which is around 8 g more than the OnePlus 6. Addition of new components and a bigger battery are credited to this increase in weight and depth.
OnePlus 6T features a full HD+ (2340 x 1080 pixels), 6.41-inch Optic AMOLED display which is up from 6.28-inch on the OnePlus 6. The company was able to achieve this by further tweaking the notch which has been revamped and now resembles a waterdrop. This allows the OnePlus 6T to have a 19.5:9 aspect ratio with an 86% screen-to-body ratio. The display also supports sRGB and DCI-P3 color gamut.
The 6T is also one of the very first smartphones to ship with Corning’s Gorilla Glass 6. While the OnePlus 6T features improved dust and water resistance, although the company advised users not to “take it for a swim”.
With the OnePlus 6T, the company has also done away with a physical fingerprint sensor. There’s a fingerprint sensor embedded into the display itself which uses light through the display to read a user’s fingerprint.
Under the hood
Powering the OnePlus 6T is Qualcomm’s top-of-the-line Snapdragon 845 chipset with an octa-core CPU, four Kryo 385 Gold cores clocked at 2.8GHz and the other four Kryo 385 Silver cores clocked at 1.7GHz.
There’s also an AI engine aboard 6T which assists in camera, UI among other such features. For smooth graphics performance, the SoC works in tandem with Adreno 630 and is backed by 6GB/8GB RAM and 128GB/256GB storage options.
OnePlus 6T sports a primary 16-megapixel camera with a Sony IMX519 sensor and a secondary 20-megapixel snapper with Sony IMX376K sensor. On the front, there’s a 16-megapixel selfie camera as well, housed in the waterdrop notch.
OnePlus has added a slew of new camera features to the 6T such as AI scene detection, night mode (also coming to OnePlus 6 by the end of this week) and studio lighting among others.
The primary camera on the 6T supports both optical and electronic image stabilization. It can shoot 4K at 60fps and full HD super slow motion videos at 240fps.
The OnePlus 6T has received a bump in the battery department and the capacity is now increased to 3,700mAh with support for fast charging. In addition to this, the OnePlus 6T does not come with a 3.5mm headphone jack anymore but OnePlus provides Type-C to 3.5 mm headphone jack adapter in-the-box.
OnePlus 6T price and availability in India
In India, the OnePlus 6T has been priced at Rs. 37,999 for the 6GB RAM + 128GB variant, Rs. 41,999 for the 8GB RAM + 128GB storage variant and Rs. 45,999 for the 8GB RAM + 256GB storage variant. The device will be available in Midnight Black and Mirror Black color options from Amazon India, OnePlus.in, OnePlus stores, Reliance Digital Stores and Croma offline stores.
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iPhone XR is now available at your nearby Unicorn store at a monthly payment of mere ₹3499 per month. Unicorn, the official largest partner of Apple in India, will be selling the new iPhones and the Watch Series 4. Unicorn has been rated as the best Apple Premium Partner in India.
iPhone XR is touted as the “best economical iPhone ever” and not only for it’s price but also because it packs some of the best features of the iPhone XS in a less expensive phone. With complaints that the 5.8-inch XS screen is a little small and the XS Max's 6.5-inch display an overkill, XR seems to have hit the sweet spot and become "the one size of iPhone that can appeal to the widest number of people."
iPhone XR comes with a 6.1-inch Liquid Retina Display with a resolution of 828x1792 pixels, 12 megapixel rear and 7-megapixel front camera. It sports a next generation A12 Bionic Chipset and runs on the latest iOS 12. The iPhone also comes in new and fun colours: white, black, coral, yellow, red and blue; and is available in three variants - 64 GB, 128 GB and 256 GB, which are priced at ₹76,900, ₹81,900 and ₹91,900 respectively. With a IP67 rating, the new smartphone is dust, splash and water-resistant, and protects against everyday spills including tea and coffee.
Like the iPhone XS, the XR sports the new Depth Control slider that lets you adjust the depth of field in photos shot using the Portrait Mode even after they're captured.
The new iPhone XR can be bought from Unicorn for a monthly instalment of ₹3499. At Unicorn Apple Stores, the iPhone XR also comes with a zero interest EMI option and if you have been thinking of changing your phone, now is a perfect time. Apart from the awesome instalment scheme you can also mention the coupon code ‘UniKnock’ at the cash counter to avail amazing offers on accessories at Unicorn Apple Stores in Lucknow.
Apple will be selling the new iPhones and Watch Series 4 in Lucknow via Unicorn, the official largest retail partner of Apple in India. Unicorn has 30+ official stores and more than 20 official Apple authorized service centres across the country. For best deals and offers on Apple products in Lucknow, check out the nearest Unicorn Store in your area.
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Audiophiles, listen up! The Flipkart Festive Dhamaka Sale has gone live today and they have some insane discounts on those headphones you had your eyes on. With up to 70% discounts on some of the best in ear, over ear and on ear earphones and headphones, you can treat yourself and your loved ones this festive season.
Here is a list of 7 of the most budget friendly deals on headsets you can find.
Mi Basic Wired Headset w/Mic
Xiaomi is known for its multitude of high quality accessories at an affordable price. This season, you can get these amazing headsets at a 33% discount. Priced at just Rs. 399, these will be the cheapest in ear headsets you can buy that have a premium feel and high quality sound. Paired with a mic, it makes these the perfect headsets for every occasion.
Original Price - Rs. 599 | Discount Price - Rs. 399
JBL C150SI w/Mic
With a 42% discount, you should surely have a look at this in ear headset. JBL is regarded as one of the best and most popular brands in India when it comes to audio peripherals. JBL’s True Bass technology aims to deliver crisp sound quality making for some very immersive experiences. It comes in three different colours options.
Original Price - Rs. 1,399 | Discount Price - Rs 799
Motorola Pulse Max Headset w/Mic
Featuring huge 40mm drivers, these over the ear headsets will surely keep the magic of your music alive. With solid build quality, they are quite comfortable to wear because of the top padding. You can easily wear them for prolonged periods of time without feeling any sense of discomfort. At a huge 58% discount, they are a bargain not to be missed.
Original Price - Rs. 2,499 | Discount Price - Rs. 1,049
JBL T250SI Wired Headphones
Another one of JBL’s headsets makes its way on to this list. The adjustable side cups make it a perfect fit for just about everyone. Not to mention the powerful sound which makes you one with the music is backed by JBL’s own signature sound technology. At a 64% discount, you should grab these as soon as you can.
Original Price - Rs. 2,499 | Discount Price - Rs. 899
Sony MDR-ZX310APBCE Headset w/Mic
Sony has some really good headphones in its lineup. They however, may be slightly on the expensive side. But the sale is offering a huge discount on one of the best selling over the ear headphones Sony has. The Sony MDR ZX has an impressive 30mm audio driver to deliver dynamic sound quality for all your music, movie and gaming related needs. These are discounted by 54% and are available in three different colours.
Original Price - Rs. 2,190 | Discount Price - Rs. 999
Skullcandy Anti Headphone
One of the most preferred international audio peripheral brands just got a whole lot more affordable. You can rock the Skullcandy Anti Headphone in four different colours - blue, red, black and white. With adjustable ear cups and soft padding, they will become an instant favorite for you as you plug these in and experience the magic. The matte finish of the product gives it a very premium feel and at a 50% discount, they are an audiophile’s dream.
Original Price - Rs. 1,999 | Discount Price - Rs. 999