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Posted by Mayank on August 1, 2013 in Gadgets

Google Chromecast – probably the smallest and the cheapest streaming device available in the market today. Well almost, except for the fact that it has already sold out! Google Chromecast turned out to be an instant sensation and sold out in minutes (or may be it was lack of inventory? – We might well never know). What we know for sure is that Google Chromecast is a great product (if not exceptional), is priced exceptionally well and Read More...

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Posted by Mayank on July 30, 2013 in Kindle

Kindle devices come with a standard charger, which takes hours and hours to charge. And it feels forever especially when you need it charged quick enough. Good news – Amazon has a add-on product, which can be used to charge your Kindle in minutes. Amazon Kindle PowerFast for Accelerated Charging Features of Amazon Kindle PowerFast for Accelerated Charging: Official Amazon product 9W, 1.8A adapter charges Kindle Fire HD 8.9″ in underRead More...

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Posted by Mayank on July 29, 2013 in Games

Looking to exercise your brain, keep your memory sharp and track your improvement? Brain Trainer is a collection of 12 brain teasing games for Kindle from the developers of the global PC hits Brain Trainer and Mind Quiz. Exercise your brain with challenging memory, logical, spatial and numeric games. Each game has 5 levels and can be played in Practice Mode at any time. You can take the Daily Test challenge if you wish and chart your progress as Read More...

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Posted by Mayank on July 28, 2013 in Games

Hangman is the classic word game we’ve all enjoyed since childhood. Play Hangman for Kindle brings this thought-provoking puzzler into the Digital Age. Get smarter. Get Play Hangman. – Five different levels of difficulty, from Very Easy to Very Hard, make this appropriate for children and people learning English, all the way up to word game players who do the crossword puzzle in ink! – Need a hint? Just ask and Play Hangman randRead More...

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Posted by Mayank on July 26, 2013 in Review

The trend growing now-a-days is not to subscribe to cable TV and instead use Netflix, Hulu-Plus and watch TV content online on the content provider’s website. I also do the same. While I’m able to save money by not subscribing to cable television – it is not quite a smart solution. Apple TV is a great product, which dominates about 50% of the streaming content. I’m really excited to see a product from Google, which might bRead More...

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Posted by Mayank on July 26, 2013 in iPhone

Waking up to the sound of an alarm is a nuisance. The sleep breaks abruptly and the day feels fatigued and even headache in some cases can be attributed to this. Many manufacturers having been working on devices, which will nudge you instead of abruptly waking you up from sleep. Many of such devices have been popular too. Unfortunately they are usually costly – upwards of $100. Some manufacturers are trying to take advantage of smart phonesRead More...

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Posted by Mayank on July 24, 2013 in Mac

Taking screenshots on a Mac is easy. One of our earlier post showed you how to print screen on Mac using Mac keyboard shortcuts. While the method is easy and free – it has limited functionality. If you’re looking for an app, which can do much more than taking screenshots – read on. 3 Easy Ways to Take Screenshots on a Mac 1. Grab Grab is an app available for free! You might be surprised, but yes, Apple created Grab and it comes Read More...

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Posted by Mayank on July 23, 2013 in Games

Microsoft has officially released Halo: Spartan Assault for Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 worldwide. The new action game is playable on every major Windows Phone 8 smartphone and Windows 8 computers. The game will be exclusively available for Verizon subscribers for the first month. Windows Phone 8 consumers have something to brag about now – they have one of the best game franchise available exclusive to their platform. In its official blog Read More...

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Posted by Mayank on July 22, 2013 in Kindle

There are rumors that Amazon is working on new lines of Kindles. It is rumored that Amazon will be releasing 3 new Kindle Fire tablets this September 2013. These new line of Kindle Fire tablets will replace the ones already available in the market in an attempt to attract more potential buyers through a refurbished hardware. Last fall, Amazon cut the price of the Kindle Fire and introduced the original Kindle Fire HD with a 7″ and 8.9Read More...

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Posted by Mayank on July 11, 2013 in Wireless Routers

Touchscreen ATMs… touchscreen gadgets – touchscreen phones.. touchscreen tablets… touchscreen PCs. When every device is moving to touchscreen capability, why not have a wireless router, which is a touchscreen too? Securifi released Almond, which, is the first wireless router in the market that comes with a touch screen. It will help users quickly, and easily, manage their wireless network. Lets face it – configuring wireleRead More...

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Posted by Mayank on July 9, 2013 in Kindle

My family owns a lot of Kindles – yes, a lot of them. Don’t ask me why. Probably because we loved the first Kindle and then kept on piling a new one without getting rid of the old ones. We ended up having lots of them – we have almost all the Kindle variants available in the market. Our favorite ones are Kindle Paperwhite and Kindle Fire HD. We decided to gift a few of the old Kindle and decided to wrap them in new covers. So, IRead More...

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Posted by Mayank on July 7, 2013 in Gadgets

Sonos subwoofer (model # SUBGBUS1) is a wireless subwoofer for your Sonos system. It works with all Sonos amplified components: Playbar, Play:5, Play:3, Connect:AMP. Sonos Subwoofer model # SUBGBUS1 is a great option to fill any room with deep and clear Hi-Fi bass. Sonos SUBGBUS1 has the following features: Seamlessly integrates with the Sonos System. Works with Play:3, Play:5 and CONNECT:AMP Fills any room with deep, clear HiFi sound. WirelessRead More...

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Posted by Mayank on July 1, 2013 in How To

If you’re reading this post on how to read .acsm files, it is likely that you would like to read one of the ebooks issues from the library. The .acsm files are used by Adobe Digital Editions, a program used to manage and read eBooks as well as other digital publications; contains data to activate and download an eBook but does not contain the eBook itself; used to authorize, legally download, and read purchased eBooks in Digital Editions. ARead More...

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Posted by Mayank on June 2, 2013 in Windows

Windows 8 has been designed to minimize battery drain and to accomplish this, in simplest terms – Windows has to minimize resource allocation to the apps which are active but not in use. Windows 8 has been designed so that most of the apps go into a quiet phase and they don’t take up any battery time at all. Apparently, sooner or later, Windows completely turns off idle apps. The exact timing and details are not known, but obviously, it Read More...

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