Posted by Mayank on November 26, 2013 in Apps

google_ad_client = "ca-pub-6768296095576837"; google_ad_slot = "1166025475"; google_ad_width = 300; google_ad_height = 250; 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 founRead 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 17, 2013 in Google+

With the announcement of Google+ started the mission to streamline and align users across Google products. What Google wanted was to identify you as a single person across all the products Google has to offer. Definitely better for Google without the slightest of doubt, but bad for users, who wanted to have different identities. The latest onslaught of this came on 10/11 when Google updated its terms of service on Friday to allow the company to sRead 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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Posted by Mayank on August 30, 2013 in Saving Money

OpenTable is one of the leading providers of online restaurant reservations. They are said to be seating more than 12 million diners per month (wow!) via online bookings across approximately 28,000 restaurants. The Company is headquartered in San Francisco, California, and the OpenTable service is available throughout the United States, as well as in Canada, Germany, Japan, Mexico and the UK. In a nut shell – what OpenTable does is that it letsRead More...

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Posted by Mayank on August 27, 2013 in Personal Finance

Unlike other mortgages and debts, credit card debts are the ones which have a lot of churn – day in and day out. Usually we’re incurring new debts on a daily basis and paying them off at the payment date. Though the exact formula for calculation is not official known to the public, but there are five major factors go into a FICO score: Payment history makes up 35% of your credit score. Outstanding amount makes up 30% of your credit sRead More...

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Posted by Mayank on August 24, 2013 in Uncategorized

How we spend our money is a good indication of what we deem most important in our lives.   The following charts gives the average monthly spending per person for the US civilian population over the age of 16. Use this chart to understand your spending habits and find areas of improvement.   Food: Food at       Read More...

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