Wednesday, 8 October 2014

How to make your cheap android smartphone work faster (no root)

The Speedy TortoiseThere are many smartphone available in market under INR4000 which are good for first time android user but after a month you feel that phone has become very slow any unusable.
And then factory resetting the phone is of no use because now you got whatsapp, messenger etc which you are in no mood remove and quit.

Then you can try limiting background process to get better performance. It actually worked on my Samsung Galaxy Pocket Neo.
To do this you need to enable developer option

Saturday, 6 September 2014

Share photos to Facebook and Twitter from "Send To" menu similar to Mac OS

OS X Share menu
Windows' Send to menu
In OS X we can share files and photos to different services like Facebook, Twitter, email etc through right click share menu.
In Windows OS, the equivalent option is is "Send To" present in right click context menu. But the option is very limited there, as you can see in the image at right. There is Share option in Charm Bar but it only works with modern apps.

After doing little research on Internet got to know that "Send to" menu is managed by "Send to" folder which can be opened by entering "shell:sendto" in run dialogue box without quotes.

In this folder you can place shortcuts for Cloud drives, you favorite folder or your favorite application.

I don't know much coding so I combined services (Dropbox, Facebook, Twitter) through IFTTT to achieve my goal.
And of-course it has few limitations like this method can only share photos not videos. But you will be able to click that link even in videos and other files, and this will only consume your data nothing will be uploaded to facebook. Also your post may be delayed by 15 minutes.
So if you are OK with limitation then proceed or if wanna help sort out these limitation please comment

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

What I did when my Friend's Lenovo Notebook failed to boot and OKR didn't helped


My friend wanted to create a bigger partitioin on his Windows 8 laptop whiich Windows Native partitioning tool is unable to do. So I suggested him to use a 3rd party soiftarte. But his bad luck that the PC refused to boot after doing it .

Now the first thing I tried the OKR (One Key Recovery), since there is no important data was present in Windows' drive . 

But there is another shocking news was waiting for us, the OKR key didn't worked . After doing little research on Internet I found that OKR key fails to work if the OEM partition letter is changed.

Thursday, 3 July 2014

Why Tablets are a Dud in India

Going by the stats Tablet devices are dud in India.
Source: https://flic.kr/p/dnGcgT

In India tablets are considered as luxurious item. And people are yet to realize its usability.
The possible reasons could be bad marketing or incompetent products in the market.
Also the stats could be wrong because many tablet devices are detected as either mobile phone or full PC by the web stats counters, but I think this should not affect that much.

Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Orkut is shutting down, gains attention on twitterverse

In December, 2013 I wrote a post that Orkut was alive while Reader was abandoned.
But finally Google has announced shutting down of Orkut after 3 years of launching Google+.

The way Google is integrating Google+ in its every service indicates that they are very serious about it .
Since I had deleted my Orkut account sometime ago, I cannot use it anymore. Because no more new account is allowed. I am forwarded to this screen.

Thursday, 19 June 2014

Download APK file from Google Playstore [How To]



Sometimes you want APK file of your favorite Android Apps . There could be numerous reason such as their is no play services in your country, you are getting some error codes (error 919, error 920 etc) while downloading directly from Playstore on your device or you want to use your PC to download apps.

Google play doesn't allows to download apk from its website , but there are third party web apps which can leech APKs form play store for you.

Monday, 16 June 2014

Micromax launches 2 Windows Phones in India for under Rs. 10K.

Both the smartphones are powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 quad-core processor, dual-SIM connectivity and 1GB of RAM. 


Micromax has launched two Windows Phone 8.1-based smartphones - 'Canvas Win W121' and 'Canvas Win W092' in India. The smartphones are priced at Rs. 9,500 and Rs. 6,500 respectively, and will be available from the month of July 2014.

Friday, 18 April 2014

PayTM vs freecharge vs MobiKwik


PayTM, freecharge and MobiKwik are three most popular payment gateways in India.
The main objective of all these services are same, recharging Mobiles, Data Cards and DTH. The difference is in facilities and customer services.

Friday, 4 April 2014

Ubuntu One is Shutting Down!

Bad news for Ubuntu One users. Reportedly Ubuntu One file services are shutting down and you have to download all your data before the deadline.

But Surprisingly there is no such notice on there main Website and they are still accepting New users!! Maybe they will update sooner later.

I got to know about it through the email they sent me. 
Here is the copy of email they sent me:

Friday, 7 March 2014

Download torrents much faster from your favorite device on your favorite download manager

Whenever you hear the word torrent , piracy comes in mind. But torrent is fully legal and used for p2p transfers until you are transferring illegal contents.

You may have faced many type of hardship from downloading from torrent. For example:-
  • Slow speed due to unavailability of seeders
  • ISP restrictions
  • Not able to use your favorite download manager on your favorite device
  • Fear of exposing your IP address
To solve all these problems, some developers has created online torrent client.
These torrent clients can download your file to there own server and then serve you it as a normal download.
Thus saving your time in catching slow torrents and enabling you to use any normal download manager. Also they mask your IP address while downloading torrents.

Monday, 24 February 2014

Easiest way to try (install) Windows 3.1 on your current PC

Now we have come to Windows 8.1, there are many who didn't know that how the journey started.
this is a guide about how to try Windows 3.1 .
Though it is easily available on internet but not easy to install for average users on current system so I simplified here.
Those who want to know technical depth can leave this post.


Thursday, 20 February 2014

Microsoft re-branded SkyDrive as OneDrive with free referral bonus

Today Microsoft unveiled it OneDrive which is re-branded version of SkyDrive. Microsoft was forced to rename due to a lawsuit by BSB Sky.
When you open OneDrive page you will have to sign in with your Microsoft account (nothing new).
The UI is also same and all your skydrive file exists there.
The New thing is that now you can add bonus storage like Dropbox for reffrals and for using some features.

Thursday, 6 February 2014

Moto G went out of stock within an hour of release

Moto G a budget smartphone by Motorola (was a Google company recently sold to Lenovo)  was scheduled to release exclusively on Indian Online retail giant Flipkart  at 12:00 AM of 6th Feb 2012.
Indians are waiting for this phone from long time it seems that only few were able to book it today.
The 16GB variant went out of stock within 20 minutes and 8GB variant within 1hour.
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Intresting tweets from India on Satya Nadella being appointed as CEO of Microsoft

It is nothing new now that Satya is CEO of Microsoft and of Indian origin.
Mean while Indian posted some funny and thought provoking tweets. I am quoting some of my favorite tweets here.
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Saturday, 1 February 2014

Telegram, the only true Alternative to WhatsApp

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There are lot of messaging platform like BBM, Kik, Hike, WeChat but nothing could be called true Alternative for WhatsApp.
It is because they are not as simple as WhatsApp. In whatsapp there is no username, password, adding contacts and other stuffs. It is just install and use and nothing more.
Here comes Telegram asanother alternative just like whatsapp with the all the simplicity. Infact you call it copy of WhatsApp with some extra features. 

Thursday, 23 January 2014

iPhone 5S is now available on contract with Reliance 3G in India

You may have heard people buying flagship phones in US at cheaper prices. Actually they were buying it on contract with a postpaid connection.
Now in India too, you can buy iPhone on contract with Reliance. You will get unlimited data, SMS and calls. To know more about offer, see image or go to http://www.rcom.co.in/iphone_ZeroPlan.html
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Update:
Now they provide Such offer for Nokia Lumia 1520 too.

Wednesday, 15 January 2014

FlickrUp uploads your all your Photos and Videos to Flickr automatically

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Android: Flickr recently gifted its users a hoping space of 1TB for storing photos and Videos. And also updated its iOS app with auto uploading feature. But Android users still have to be dependent on Dropbox which offers only 2GB.
FlickrUp is 3rd party app to do auto upload for Flickr in android.
You can download it from Playstore.

Thursday, 9 January 2014

Check availability of your favourite android and iPhone in Windows Phone

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Want to be exclusive among your friends by being a Windows Phone user, but you have some doubt related to availability of your favorite apps.
An online application is created to check this by XYO.
You just have to choose your current platform, country and your favorite app and then the similar app for Windows Phone will be displayed.
Unfortunately, India is not listed in the country list but assuming most of available worldwide you can use US.
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