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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 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 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 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 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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