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 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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Posted by Mayank on October 28, 2013 in How To

Though definitely not an every day activity, but it has happened to most of us and will continue to happen – social media account hacked! There are several viruses, bots, scams out there to lure you into getting your social media account compromised. How we end up getting our social media account hacked may vary, but the end result is quite similar in most of the cases. Rather than being red-faced and profoundly spitting out apologies, it alwayRead More...

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Posted by Mayank on October 21, 2013 in Android

This issue is only with Viber installed on Android devices. When people send normal SMS text messages (say iPhone to an Android phone), they show up in 2 places – your SMS app as well as in Viber. Here’s how to stop SMS texts showing up in both Viber and Android Messaging: Log into Viber on your Android device Click the Menu button then go to More Options Click Settings Deselect Free reply with Viber (When possible, use Viber for SMSRead More...

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Posted by Mayank on October 4, 2013 in Kindle

Wondering which is the best case for your new Kindle Fire HDX? Here is one you’ve need to look for – Amazon Kindle Fire HDX Standing Leather Origami Case. This Kindle Fire HDX Origami case will only fit your Kindle Fire HDX 7” version and will provide you full front and back protection for your Kindle Fire HDX device. If you’ve been a tablet user, you will see features, which make the tablet better. The same goes for Origami leather case Read More...

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Posted by Mayank on October 2, 2013 in Kindle

Kindle Fire HDX can be complemented by either of the two cases, whichever suits your taste and budget. The first one, which we reviewed was the Kindle Fire HDX Origami leather case and the second one, which we will review today is the Kindle Fire HDX Standing Polyurethane Origami Case. Kindle Fire HDX Standing Polyurethane Origami Case is very similar to the Kindle Fire HDX Standing Leather Origami Leather Case with the exception that the materiaRead More...

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Posted by Mayank on September 18, 2013 in iPad,iPhone

You’ve upgraded to iOS 7 – Congratulations! Is it not just awesome. The reason you’re here is because there is a bug in iOS7, which is bothering you? Is the bug “iOS 7 Bug: Your account is not valid for use in the xxx Store. You must switch to yyy Store before purchasing.” This bug is especially pronounced for those who bought the iOS device (iPhone, iPad or iPod) in a country and changed their country after that. FoRead More...

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Posted by Mayank on September 9, 2013 in Hosting

A bit of DreamHost History DreamHost was founded in 1996 by four computer science undergraduates. Since then, they have grown to over 1,500 servers and a full time staff of over 170 employees. DreamHost is is owned by New Dream Network, LLC and are based out of City of Brea, CA. For pictures of DreamHost Office (they definitely have an interesting office), check the bottom of this post. DreamHost Features DreamHost currently offers shared web hoRead More...

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Posted by Mayank on September 5, 2013 in Windows

Slow copy speed is a drag, which no one likes. You just waste time watch the files getting copied and your computer running slow as a result. Newer version of Windows, especially Windows 8 officially does improve the speed of copy and shows some nice, slick graph, but it never left me satisfied, especially when copying over a network. If you want to speed up your copying or if you regularly transfer large amounts of data and have to stop the procRead More...

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Posted by Mayank on September 4, 2013 in Kindle

Amazon has officially announced the all-new Kindle Paperwhite on its site – it is a refresh of last year’s model, with a better screen resolution and some new software. All-new Kindle Paperwhite will be available September 30th, 2013. Kindle Paperwhite was in itself amazing and wonderful device to have. Read our Amazon Kindle Paperwhite Review. If you already own a Kindle Paperwhite, you don’t have to feel bad. If you were holding out, hey,Read More...

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