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Posted by Mayank on February 8, 2014 in Personal Finance

Credit cards when used irresponsibly become a cause of ills in our daily lives. It is interesting to note that Chase Slate is one credit card, which promises to help you get managed and get rid of bad credit. The Slate credit card from Chase offers 15 months of interest-free financing on both new purchases and balance transfers. Additionally, it is the only card currently on the market that will allow you to transfer a balance without paying a baRead More...

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Posted by Mayank on February 7, 2014 in How To

The Sochi Winter Olympics Games are expected to draw a about 3 billion TV viewers globally. NBCUniversal will be streaming every single competition live on its website and mobile apps. Unfortunately most of those television hours will be on NBCSN, the company’s cable sports channel and all of its live streaming coverage will be restricted to the subscribers, who must log in with the username and password of their pay TV account. If you do not hRead More...

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Posted by Mayank on February 7, 2014 in Mac

OS X Mavericks is free and is the latest version of Mac’s operating system. Most likely you updated the OS of your Mac to this version, however, what is the use if you’re not making use of the features of this powerful OS. Here are some OS X tips and tricks you can apply to daily use to make your Mac even better. OS X Tip # 1 – Install Updates Automatically The ability to install updates automatically is not new – iOS 7 inRead More...

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Posted by Mayank on February 5, 2014 in Personal Finance

The Chase PC Rewards or the Chase Priority Club Rewards credit card went through a name change on July 1, 2013 and is now known as the Chase IHG Rewards Club credit card. IHG stands for Intercontinental Hotel Group and the group consists of 9 well established brands along with 2 new ones – Intercontinental Hotels, Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Hotel Indigo, Staybridge Suites, Candlewood Suites and the two new ones Even HotRead More...

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Posted by Mayank on January 27, 2014 in Personal Finance

All it takes to get 100 free Hyatt Gold Passport Points is 10 seconds at the maximum. Though 100 points may not be a big deal, but is sweet enough when you consider that it takes 10 seconds of your time and is free. Also, Hyatt points expire after 24 months of inactivity, so it may well help your account remain active as well. Here’s what you need to do to get 100 free Hyatt points: 1. Go to Hyatt’s Year of the Horse promotion page, enter youRead More...

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Posted by Mayank on January 2, 2014 in How To

We always worry about how we’ll look on a webcam and then when the show is on – we’re pissed the way we look. I’m not good looking, so it does not matter, but with a few quick changes, I can look better than you on a webcam irrespective of how good looking you are. Chances are that you already know these aspects, but never actually implemented those. This infographic from Mixergy and Lemon.ly showcases 10 great tips on how not to look uglRead More...

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Posted by Mayank on December 26, 2013 in Games

Left 4 Dead 2, the company’s mega-popular zombie co-op shooter, is available for a scant few hours — until 10 a.m. PT / 1 p.m. ET today, December 26. Valve made the announcement yesterday, 12/25, so you’ll have to scramble if you’re not on to it already. Play it or don’t play it — if you download it now, it’s yours forever. All you have to do is to install it. You will also have to do stream setup if you’re not regisRead More...

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Posted by Mayank on December 20, 2013 in Gadgets

Apple revolutionized the music industry and every one fell in love with their iPods, iPhones, iPads and so on. One overlooked feature of all these gadgets was their earbuds. Even those who were dead against using Apple products were exposed to the company’s iconic  white earbuds (watching almost everyone else wear). The looks were iconic, but the earbuds had an uncomfortable fit and abysmal audio quality. This gave rise to an entire new industRead More...

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Posted by Mayank on December 17, 2013 in Windows

The average age of a Windows laptop is about 5 years. You buy a laptop and in about 5 years it either is too bad to work or newer products in the market make you discard it and go for the better one. For several years now, the key factors influencing the decision have been price, weight, screen size and processor. iPads ushered in a new concept of tablets and many PC manufacturers started producing what was a mix of tablet and laptop or in other Read More...

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Posted by Mayank on December 16, 2013 in Gadgets

Most of you reading this post might have wondered – who needs a USB hub? There’s nothing particularly exciting about a USB hub and every computer has 2 or 3 of those. So, why do you need a new USB hub? Believe me – When you get a USB 3.0 working, things start to get interesting. If you’ve witnessed the transfer rate difference between USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 – you’ll understand what I’m trying to say. Connecting external drives Read More...

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Posted by Mayank on December 15, 2013 in Windows

I have a Sony Vaio Windows 8 T Series laptop and if you’re a Windows 8 user – you will agree that some of the settings are hard to understand. They really are! I was very uncomfortable with my Vaio touchpad, which used to keep switching apps upon touch of a finger, however light the touch. Those who have fat fingers like me will be able to identify themselves with me in a similar situation. Finding a solution was not easy either becauRead More...

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Posted by Mayank on December 3, 2013 in Uncategorized

Wearable tech is said to be the next big thing in tech. The wearable tech industry may still be in its infancy, but there’s certainly a growing interest in it this holiday season and the manufacturers are coming up with better and interesting devices. Google’s 2013 Holiday Shopper Intentions report shows an increase of 100% in the number of searches for wearable tech since the start of the year. Here are the best 6 wearable tech ideasRead More...

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Posted by Mayank on November 26, 2013 in Apps

While Mac has been gaining ground and growth has been much higher when compared to PCs for several years now, the tablets are the latest craze now-a-days. Many users are ditching PCs for tablets. However, the fact remains that PCs are not dead – not yet. While tablets and Macs have found acceptance in homes (personal work or play) and creative work. Most of routine office work is powered by PCs which run Windows. There isn’t getting aRead More...

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Posted by Mayank on November 7, 2013 in Review

It has been a long time that I downloaded an app on my iPhone. My kid has been the sole reason for mindless download of millions of apps from the iTunes Store leading to an unmanageable collection of apps. Luckily his interest stated to wane and over a period of time, I was able to cut down the apps which we do not need. Then this weekend, I recorded a few videos only to find that I don’t have a good video editor. I downloaded a few video aRead More...

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