Posted by Mayank on March 31, 2014 in How To,iPhone

google_ad_client = "ca-pub-6768296095576837"; google_ad_slot = "1166025475"; google_ad_width = 300; google_ad_height = 250; There is an interesting trick for your iPhone if you would like to see the signal strength as number instead of usual bars. What you will see when you do this trick is a negative number indicating the decibels referenced to one mill watt (dBm) rather than a signal bar and is performed in the Read More...

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Posted by Mayank on March 30, 2014 in Microsoft

Microsoft made a bold move – it made the Microsoft Office app available for free on iOS devices. You can use this app to view and read MS Office documents. You probably also noticed that they require an Office 365 subscription to actually create or edit any documents. Now as you can see Microsoft Office 365 is being sold as a yearly subscription and depending on your product, it will cost of $79 in case of Office 365 for University and $150Read More...

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Posted by Mayank on March 29, 2014 in Productivity

Why we love GIMP? We love GIMP because it is a free alternative to Adobe Photoshop and comes with a pack of features, which are enough for a blogger or a person with similar interest. If you use GIMP, there are a ton of shortcuts you can use to do your work quickly and easily. The keyboard shortcuts cover everything from switching tools to working with layers and navigating the program. Some of the most useful ones include repeat last filter (CtrRead More...

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Posted by Mayank on March 28, 2014 in How To

If you trade a USB external drive between Windows and Mac operating systems, you will notice a few additional files when connected to Windows but not when connected to Mac. Files such as the .DS_Store, .Trashes, and other starts-with-a-dot files leave you wondering whether you need them or not.Worst case – you might find these files in almost all the folders you’re trying to copy from Mac to Windows. Of course you can manually delete Read More...

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Posted by Mayank on March 27, 2014 in GMail,Productivity

We love GMail and we love shortcuts.  This minimalistic Gmail cheat sheet makes it easier to remember and recall short cuts by visually highlighting the shortcuts that will help you use Gmail faster and easier. This cheat sheet, however, is a great visual reference, which might make learning and understanding the shortcuts a bit easier. Also, you can save it to your desktop or post it in your office for a quick look every now and then. Created bRead More...

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Posted by Mayank on March 26, 2014 in Productivity

If you’re just starting out with a DSLR camera, you’re probably pretty overwhelmed with all the different settings you have available. The only way to improve photography is by experience and when the moment is right, you don’t have the time to rush through the manuals. This cheat sheet from weblog Living In the Stills will help you keep it all straight. This cheat sheet can give you a quick glance at what different aperture, shRead More...

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Posted by Mayank on March 25, 2014 in Gadgets

If you thought remote controls were a thing of the past – XBOX One Media Remote might just change that perception. I bought myself the Xbox One Media remote and to tell you the truth, I was pleasantly surprised by the improved quality of my TV experience. The remote works about the same as an Xbox One controller does. It has one four-way navigational pad, with a center button that functions more or less as the Xbox One’s “A̶Read More...

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Posted by Mayank on March 24, 2014 in Security

Your everyday activities determine your exposure to getting your private and personal information stolen. There are many such activities, which seem obvious but can go a long way in keeping you and your personal information safe and secure. Here are 7 of such common mistakes, which you should stop and now is the time! 1. Using the Same Password Everywhere Major corporations spend billions everywhere to keep their system and data secure. However, Read More...

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Posted by Mayank on March 21, 2014 in Personal Finance

If you head over to Amazon, you will find quite a few products listed at huge discounts. Amazon makes it super easy for you to find products relevant to you, but it does not make it equally easy to find discounts relevant to you (and understandably so!). Say, you’re interested in the Amazon BestSeller Printer, Epson XP-310. You would be happy to see it listed for a particular discount price (it was listed at 40% discount when I wrote this pRead More...

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Posted by Mayank on March 20, 2014 in Personal Finance

I, along with my friend were planning to buy a heart rate monitor. We had narrowed our choice to Polar FT7 through Amazon (it had the least listing price), but we had not ordered it and were still reviewing similar products. One night, I had made my mind and went ahead with the purchase of the same. I bought Polar FT7 from Amazon for $78. Next day I informed my friend about my purchase and he told me that the price of Polar FT7 had dropped to $75Read More...

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Posted by Mayank on March 19, 2014 in Deal of the Day,Kindle

Today only, save $140 off the price of a new 8.9″ Kindle Fire HD or $70 off the price of a refurbished 8.9″ Kindle Fire HD. As its Gold Box daily deal, Amazon is selling the refurbished 9-inch Kindle Fire HD tablet at $129 for the model with 16 GB of storage. Brand new version of this tablet sells for $269 and the refurbished one normally sells for $199. This pricing makes it a great buy at the rock bottom price of the year, especiallRead More...

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Posted by Mayank on March 15, 2014 in Gadgets

Lost luggage – everyone hates it irrespective of whether it is our own fault or someone else’s. Lost luggage are a part of our lives, especially for those who travel a lot. Luggage tags have been common, but they certainly provide an open door to leak out our personal information like address and contact number. RuMe ID Luggage Tag are an excellent option to replace the old luggage tags by making use of the technology and they are madRead More...

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Posted by Mayank on March 2, 2014 in Mac

Mac users find it super easy to delete apps – all they have to do is to go to the Applications folder and drag the app to the Trash or double click the app and select the option to delete it. It is much more easy way to delete apps when compared to Windows uninstall process, but it may not be a highly efficient process because often an app creates files and folders outside the app’s main folder and on various locations on the drive, wRead More...

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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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