August 7, 2015

5 Popular Android Apps in India You Can’t Miss!

With more and more people joining the bandwagon of owing smartphones, more and more apps are rolling out every now and then on Google play. While people do have the “chaska” of downloading and trying out a range of new apps, there are only a few apps which are able to differentiate themselves from the other apps and secure a permanent place in most phones! Besides being safe and secure, those apps benefit people largely and help them simplify their lives. Here is a list of five such apps which have become insanely popular among people in India:

1) Freecharge
- If you are still standing in a long line at your nearby shop or going through the lengthy hassles of making your landline bill payment, then you are surely living under the rock. Gone are the days when you had to ask for Rs.5 credit from your friend when you ran out of balance on your phone or dread over the last date of paying your bills owing to fear of penalty. In this fast paced time, “Freecharge” is the app which will rescue you from such situations. Download it and you can pay your bills instantly anytime and anywhere. Not just this, you can even recharge your phone on the go. Plus it rewards its users in the form of coupons which can be availed across different categories making your shopping experience rewarding. To make your shopping experience further rewarding, make use of freecharge coupons available on to get access to enticing deals and offers.

2) Jabong
- With most people spending close to 3 hours on travelling every day, who wants to spend their weekends stuck in traffic and travelling to shops to shop for their needs and wants. Add to it the constant scouting to get the best products! People are now shopping on the go and making full use of their travelling time by shopping then. And shopping on a renowned online Fashion portal i.e. Jabong! Jabong app is your sure shot ticket to turning heads and making an instant fashion statement with its range of products spread over a multitude of categories like clothes, shoes, bags, beauty products, jewellery, accessories and more. The have over 1,30,000 products listed with them from more than 1200 brands. They have a seamless user experience where you can shop in a hassle free manner.

3) Shazam
- Used by more than 100 million people, Shazam is undoubtedly one of the most downloaded apps in India. Remember that time when you had a beat playing in your head but you just could not figure out the name of the song which in turn gave you many sleepless nights. Say goodbye to those sleepless nights with Shazam installed in your phone. It will help you identify that tune playing in your head and even give you the option of buying that song from Google store if you want to listen to it then and now! You can even watch videos on youtube which contain lyrics of your favourite song and sing along with reading the lyrics of that song.

4) MobiKwik
- There are slim chances that you aren’t aware of MobiKwik which has grown on to become a smart wallet for most smartphone users. Mobikwik is one app through which you can recharge your phone, shop on your favourite online shopping sites and even add money to your MobiKwik wallet to make payment in a convenient manner along with getting tempting discounts. Since the app is light in size, do not worry about getting your phone in hanging stage. You can even transfer money to anyone with a mobile number or e-mail. The mobikwik coupons present on will fetch you more pleasing deals.

5) Lumosity
- The one thing clearly not present in most people today is good memory. Getting used to setting reminders and alarms in our smartphone, there’s hardly any important thing which we are reminded about through our brains. Lumosity is one app which will improve your memory and attention span. Benefitting over 70 million people worldwide, there’s no reason why you should be behind in reaping its benefits. The unique thing about this app is that it has been designed by neuroscientists. The range of mini games here will challenge your brain.

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October 11, 2012

The Best Gadgets and Apps for the Businessman on the Road


One can hardly, turn a page in the newspaper or flip on the television these days without having some revolutionary new gadget or app flaunted in front of them. Naturally, not all apps and gadgets are equally useful, and you’ve probably found yourself shaking your head in disbelief at things like virtual bubble wrap apps, laser guided scissors or air-conditioned t-shirts.
But don’t lose your faith in humanity just yet! There are a handful of gadgets and apps that can actually make life easier for you, especially when you’re traveling for business rather than pleasure.
If you find yourself on the road more often than you’d like, check out some of these gadgets and apps to take some of the stress out of traveling.
TripIt app
Few things are more annoying while traveling, than having to shift through paper copies of itineraries every few minutes to reconfirm your flight number or check your reservation number. No need to worry about that with the TripIt Travel Organizer app, though.
TripIt can be linked straight to your email account and will scan and copy every reservation number, time change and flight schedule that arrives in your inbox. This doesn’t just cover flights either, it can be used for hotel and dinner reservations, and pretty much anything else you receive confirmation numbers for.
Especially useful is that while underway, you will automatically be updated of any changes to the time of your flight or any delays there may be, without ever having to check your email.
All in one travel adapter
Running out of battery power while on the go can be frustrating to say the least; especially when you discover that you forgot to bring the correct adapter for your laptop, cell phone or mp3 player and have to spend a few frantic hours searching for one in overpriced airport shops or under stocked local electronics stores.
With an all-in-one travel adapter, all you have to do is make sure you bring that one charger along, instead of checking and double checking your travel checklist before leaving the house. Swiss Travel Products stocks some excellent all-in-one adapters with USB ports that will serve you well in more than 150 countries.
Kayak app
If you are an Apple convert you are probably already familiar with the Kayak app. The app allows you to search for everything from hotels and flights to car rentals right and tourist attractions right from your phone. You can also make use of its handy Packing List to ensure that you don’t forget any of your nifty travel gadgets.
Other special features include flight tracking and currency conversion and of course, the best part of all is that it’s totally free.
Frequent traveler expandable carry on
The Tumi Frequent Traveler 22-inch Zippered Expandable Carry On is every business travelers dream carry-on luggage. This sleek black little suitcase is covered in what is known as “ballistic nylon” and can take nearly anything that your frequent jet setting lifestyle can throw at it.
The case fits a laptop in the front, magazines and books in a separate pouch and has a specially designed section where you can fit up to three suits without wrinkling them. Additionally, its size is carefully thought out so that you’ll never have trouble fitting it into the overhead racks or underneath your seat while traveling.
FlightTrack Pro app
This app allows you to check the status of your flight in real-time, so you won’t have to stand squinting up at hard-to-read information boards at the airport, or scramble to figure out which gate your flight will be departing from.
The app works for over 5,000 flights in 1,400 airports throughout the world, and if any changes have been made to your itinerary, FlightTrack Pro lets you search out other possible routes and connections to help you get to your final destination as efficiently as possible.
Noise cancelling headphones
As any frequent traveler knows, any moments of peace and quiet at airports, train stations or bus stops are few and far between. Most travelers try to sneak in a few extra moments of peace by putting in their headphones and cranking up the volume to drown out the noise,
Unfortunately, aside from the fact that ordinary headphones don’t drown out the noise, putting the volume too high can damage your hearing.
With a pair of noise cancelling headphones, tired travelers can retreat into their own world of music, audio books or just plain silence. The Bose QuietComfort headphones have a volume switch on the cord and are powered by batteries. 
Word lens app
If you have ever traveled through a foreign country and felt frustrated that you couldn’t understand the signs, then this app is for you. By simply holding your phone’s camera up to a sign or block of text that you can’t understand, you will be shown the English version of the same sign or text.
Although the Word Lens app is currently only available for Spanish speaking countries, Quest Visual’s app may soon be available for many other languages as well.
About the Author
Aileen Pablo is part of the team behind Open Colleges, one of Australia’s leading providers of Hospitality and Toursim Courses and TESOL courses. When not working, Aileen blogs about travel, lifestyle, and beauty tips. She is also often invited as a speaker in Personality Development Seminars in the Philippines.If you have a blog and would like free content. You can find her on Google+.

Aileen Pablo is part of the team behind Open Colleges, one of Australia’s leading providers of Hospitality and Toursim Courses and TESOL courses. When not working, Aileen blogs about travel, lifestyle, and beauty tips. She is also often invited as a speaker in Personality Development Seminars in the Philippines.If you have a blog and would like free content. You can find her on Google+.

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October 10, 2012

Printing from your phone

Many of us nowadays own smart phones. They are wonderful gadgets. Not only can we make phone calls and text with them we can receive emails, Skype, snap pictures, watch clips and play games. Now there is even the technology allowing us to print from them. Just as our phone calls are mobile, printing has gone mobile. So, how can people you print from your phone?

Mobile printing has arrived thanks to a multitude of apps for devices such as the iPhone. It is truly amazing to think that you can take a photo with your mobile phone and send it straight to your printer wirelessly. There are a number of ways to do it:

These apps are particularly useful for printing content accessed from the web via the smart phone. Just as with a PC or laptop, they link to the printer via a WiFi network. Some of these apps have been developed by the printer manufacturers and will only allow you to link to their particular makes. Other types of app are web-based and the printers are web-enabled. This removes the need for the printer software to have to be initially installed on a computer. They are ideal for printing out forms and extracts from online newspapers. There are even apps designed for use with social networking sites such as Twitter. As they become more popular, web-enabled printers are expected to allow even more scope for those wanting to print using their smart phones.

With the latest iOS devices, AirPrint is what you are probably familiar with. Airprint comes installed on all iPads, iPhones and iPod Touches that are 3rd generation or higher. It unfortunately does not work with all printers, but most modern WiFi printers are compatible. You can find out if your printer is compatible on the official Apple site here. Once you have a compatible printer and iOS device, they both need to be connected to the same WiFi network, if they are then it's a simple case of choosing what you want to print and selecting your device from the list.

If you don't have a compatible printer, or maybe you don't have a iOS device, there are still many options available for you. The apple app store has a number of other printing solutions for you including Air Photo, HP iPrint Photo and EuroSmartzPrint. If you have an Android, don't worry, it's still possible for you to print, just check out Cloud Print, which uses Googles Could Print service to print wirelessly.

There has also been a recent development of phone specific printers, just one example being the VuPoint Photo Cube. It looks a lot like many other smart phone docks, you simple place your phone connecting it to the printer and select what you want to print, whether it's your latest holiday pics or a picture of a cat. The printer doesn't even need ink, it uses a dye sublimation thermal transfer method, meaning that a special type of paper used to print on react to heat that the printer generates to print the document or photo. It's a great device and they even have a WiFi version in the works!

Author Bio The author of this post, Kyle, is employed by, an online cartridge shop. He specialises in writing on a variety of subjects including printer technology and design.
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September 9, 2012

iPhone Monitoring Programs: 5 Things We Also Did As Teens that Our Children Do:

Our children are reflections of our pasts, perhaps a step forward. Today our children may sound illogical, hasty, and emotional bunch of teenagers to us but this is exactly how we were yesterday. Certain things with negative influences have grown in intensity like guns, drugs, media, internet, and dares.
iPhone Spy
However, technology has also advanced. Many parents have realized the mistakes they made as teenagers. They are handling teenage issues more wisely and taking technology’s help in raising their teenagers. iPhone monitoring programs are one of them.

The iPhone monitoring programs allow you to monitor your child’s activities remotely and covertly enabling you to change their lives without disturbing them too much. You won't come across as a control freak and yet you'll get the results. Here are 5 things that we also did as teenagers and that need controlling:
· We never liked rules. We took them as an attack on our freedom. “I am not a kid anymore”, was our slogan. Same goes with our teenagers. They disrespect rules. We should not take this personal as it is naturally associated with the age. With some compassion and clear communication, we can raise our teenagers more effectively.
· We always liked to discover the opposite sex and landed ourselves into trouble with wrong partners. Same goes to our teenagers. They also like to explore teenagers from the opposite sex. It is part of the hormonal change. We can train our children to be safe and set them certain limits in exploring the minefield that love can be.
· We always thought “smoking is cool” until we knew the health hazards of smoking. We thought it was “ok” to take marijuana occasionally. But modern drugs are much more dangerous. We have to educate our children properly, monitor them periodically, and take cool-headed actions over their violations.
· To quench our adrenaline rush, we used to take dares like racing cars, wrestling, and one-wheeling the bikes. Today’s dares are far more challenging and dangerous. Cinnamon, ice and salt, gallon, and subway chicken are making headlines today. We need to inform our teenagers about the dangers these dares carry and monitor our children.
· The first time health concerns crossed our minds was late thirties. We ate the junk food, paid no attention to physical fitness, slept late, woke up late, and watched TV for hours. we were “couch potatoes”. Now that we are aware of a healthy lifestyle, it is our duty’s call to make our children aware of components of a healthy lifestyle.
About the Author: Brian Coulter is an Author on Cell Phone Applications and Programs. He Likes to Write About New Cell Phone Software and Its Possible Applications. He has also developed an iPhone Spy Software.
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August 27, 2012

Tips For Integrating Cloud Computing


Cloud computing is becoming an increasingly popular option for many businesses because of its efficiency and the ability to maximize productivity. However, the transition process can be somewhat difficult. In order to streamline the process and make the transition as smooth as possible, it's important to follow several tips when integrating cloud computing.
One of the first things to do is figure out the approximate date in which a company wants a cloud network to be set up and what the budget is. A company will also need to understand what its specific needs and goals are. For example, maybe it has big goals and doesn't mind spending extra money to accomplish them. On the other hand, it may have smaller goals and doesn't require extensive service from a cloud vendor. By having a clear understanding, a company should be able to convey this information to potential cloud vendors and find a suitable fit that matches its budget.
The next step is to do some research on at least three different vendors to get a better idea of what they offer and how much their services cost. In general, a company shouldn't choose the first cloud vendor it comes across. Instead, it's smart to shop around and determine what the average cost for these services are and go from there. Due to the fact that a company is essentially locked in with a cloud vendor, it pays to contact a few different providers.
Along with this, a company should take any security concerns into consideration. Since there is often a large amount of sensitive data that will be moved around, a company will want to make sure that its provider can handle all of its security concerns and that its privacy won't become jeopardized. A cloud vendor's level of security can usually be determined by carefully going over the terms of service and asking any questions. Doing so should help a company rest easy that its data is secure once the cloud network is set up.
In addition, it's important to fully train all staff members on how to use a cloud network. While the majority of people who use computers will be able to pick it up relatively quickly, some individuals may have difficulty fully grasping the concept at first. This is why a company should offer some type of training program for the initial transition process. Doing so should help to increase productivity quicker and can help to minimize the amount of mistakes that are made.

Lauryn Winterson is a professional writer that specializes in business and customer satisfaction surveys. For more information, visit

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