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Posted by Mayank on September 28, 2017 in Apple

google_ad_client = "ca-pub-6768296095576837"; google_ad_slot = "1166025475"; google_ad_width = 300; google_ad_height = 250; Apple iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus pre-bookings in India opened earlier this week and shipping starts September 30 2017. Great news for all the iPhone lovers who’ve been looking forward to this great phone. Guess what is better than getting a new iPhone?  Getting an iPhone for dirt cRead More...

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Posted by Mayank on July 7, 2017 in Security

Securing your online accounts with two-factor authentication is not enough. A cheap device called YubiKey can help keep you from being hacked. Two-factor authentication is great but it has limitations too. Most of the commonly used platforms like Facebook, Gmail, Amazon etc. not only support but force you to use two-factor authentication, also known as 2FA. If you haven’t noticed it yet – it is the process wherein you need to authenticate usiRead More...

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Posted by Mayank on March 23, 2017 in Linux

TeamViewer is a great option to access your Linux machine remotely but until you set it to auto start, it may always need some manual intervention to start TeamViewer when say the Linux machine restarts. It does not matter which platform you’re accessing your Linux machine from using TeamViewer — it works well from all of them. I like using TeamViewer because it is reliable, works very well and is free for personal use. In case of freRead More...

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Posted by Mayank on December 11, 2016 in Mac

Introduced in OS X El Capitan and also present in current Mac operating system, MacOS Sierra has an inbuilt security technology to prevent potentially malicious software from modifying protected files and folders on your Mac. It is known as System Integrity Protection or SIP. System Integrity protection restricts the root user account and limits the actions that the root user can perform on protected parts of the Mac operating system.Due toRead More...

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Posted by Mayank on March 21, 2016 in Visa

USCIS has taken several commendable steps over the last few years to simplify the process of getting a US Visa and make it hassle-free for the applicants. However, there are miles to go before the process is really hassle-free and no one knows it better than the applicants, who have to go through the process. As an applicants, there are a few steps you can also take at your end to reduce some of the pain and anxiety from the process. And of coursRead More...

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Posted by Mayank on February 27, 2016 in How To

You may have a need to transfer your Google Analytics acccount to another person or entity because you sold your website or you are transferring your responsibility to someone else. Whatever may be the case, the steps to transfer your Google Analytics account are the pretty much similar. You need to be cautious when you’re doing so because one mistake can cost you precious historical data. Here in 4 simple steps, I’ll show you how to Read More...

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Posted by Mayank on February 4, 2016 in Books

Sweden is distributing translated copy of author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s book, “We Should All Be Feminists,” to every 16-year-old student in the country. This is the book I would have wanted to get for all the guys in my class when I was 16 years old,” said Swedish Women’s Lobby chair Clara Berglund in the announcement. “That is why it is so important that we contribute to this project. It is a gift to all students,Read More...

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Posted by Mayank on January 12, 2016 in Books

Getting more done in lesser time is the mantra that drives not only companies but also individuals. We all strive to be our better selves tomorrow. There are a lot of tools in the market today to help you become better at whatever you do. I found a book that is a great compilation of productivity tools for your office work. We spend at-least one third of our adult lives slogging it out in office work – why not have the best resources at ouRead More...

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Posted by Mayank on December 17, 2015 in Visa

When collecting passports from US Travel Docs (or Team Stanley), you will need an authorization letter if collecting passports for someone else. Even if you did a family application and a husband goes to collect passport for his wife and/or child – an authorization letter will be need for them. Here is a sample authorization letter. Best is to fill up one letter per applicant. In case of a minor, the parent can sign on the child’s behRead More...

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Posted by Mayank on October 25, 2015 in How To

Apple products work seamlessly with each other. It is a great thing most of the time but not always. MacBook Pro users might not like Apple TV Remote sync, which automatically plays music through iTunes on your MacBook whenever you click the Apple TV remote. What should have been ideally the default setting to keep MacBook and Apple TV remote disconnected was unfortunately the other way around. Apple engineers do think different! How to DisconnecRead More...

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Posted by Mayank on October 7, 2015 in How To

In September 2015 came the iOS 9 upgrade. I was quick to upgrade my phone the very first day. Unfortunately my Podcast app stopped working after the iOS 9 upgrade. Podcast app used to crash after a few seconds or trying to refresh. I was heart-broken as I’m a huge podcast fan. I spend 2-3 hours every day listening to podcasts. I thought it is a common issue and thought in a few days an update will come, which will resolve the issue. iOS 9.0Read More...

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Posted by Mayank on July 23, 2015 in Apple

Apple’s annual back to school promotion is back! Starting Thursday (July 23), you’d be able to get a free pair of Beats Solo2 headphones alongside certain purchases under the same promotion. The promotion is available in U.S. Apple Stores from July 23 to September 18 and is available in the U.S. Apple online store from August 6 to September 18. When you purchase either of the following: iMac, MacBook, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air and MRead More...

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Posted by Mayank on July 18, 2015 in Review,Uncategorized

Long Tail Pro v3 is available at a 70% discount till today only. Take this opportunity to grab the keyword research software that is an absolute darling of internet marketers. Here is a 10 minute video on Long Tail Pro v3:   Features of Long Tail Pro v3: Search Multiple Seed Keywords At Once Pre-Filter Keywords Real-time Filtering (filter as you type) Up to 800 keywords per idea Automatically check domain availability Google and Bing Read More...

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Posted by Mayank on July 7, 2015 in Apple

Apple Music comes with a free 3 months trial and auto-renewal is enabled by default. After 3 months of trial, you will be billed every month @ $9.99 in case of an individual and $14.99 for family. 3 months is a very generous period to try out a service and if you don’t like the service or don’t use the service as often as you’d like to, it is best to turn-off the auto-renew feature and turn if on when you’re sure you want Read More...

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