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Review – New Kindle Paperwhite

I had been using a second generation Kindle since we got it many years ago and didn’t really feel the need to upgrade. mainly due to the fact that the newer Kindles up till now didn’t really have anything that was too much different. The Paperwhite Kindle got my attention. This device promised...
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Android Apps: Trigger

The most underutilized feature of my Nexus 4 has got to be the NFC. I can’t use it for payments because no one in India supports it. I can’t charge because the only decent charger for the Nexus 4 is not available in India and is really too expensive. What I can use it for is to automate tasks...
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Android 4.3 Review – Battery Life

I was able to update the Nexus 4 and the Nexus 7 to Android 4.3 pretty early after release because I followed some instructions on the internet that weren’t working for everyone who tried them. Obviously, you can’t let small things like these stop you from updating to the latest and greatest...
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Android Apps: Now Playing

If you want a good minimalistic music app and you also like the direction that Google is going with the design of most of their services (flat and minimal), then you might want to try out Now Playing. I don’t listen to music much on the phone but I do like the app to look nice when I do listen....
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Android Apps: Expense Manager

If you are the kind of person who likes to keep track of everything that you are spending, it can be quite a task. One thing that can make it easier is a well designed app that you feel like using when you have to use it. Great design is generally a barrier that prevents me from using an app to its fullest....
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My Expectations from Android 5.0 – Key Lime Pie / Android 4.3

Updated: Since it looks like there is not going to be a 5.0 version at I/O but rather a 4.3. In any case, these upgrades would apply to the next upcoming version of Android. It is getting really close to Google I/O and I have personally been wondering what new magical features the new version of Android will...
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Android Comes of Age with the Nexus 4 and Jelly Bean

Android has come of age. Both in terms of software and hardware. Apart from my previous smartphone, which was a Windows Phone 7.x device, I have always used Android devices. Two from Samsung and one from Spice. I left Android for Windows Phone after my Spice MI 410 was stolen and I decided that Android...
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The Tech Press Catches Up – iOS is Outdated and Boring

It seems that the tech press has finally come to realize what I have been ranting about for the last one and a half years. iOS is outdated in terms of functionality and boring in terms of aesthetics. In the last few weeks I must have seen at least 5 to 6 articles and a lot of tweets that are basically...
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iPad Apps – Remote Access App Splashtop

Does it ever happen to you, that you are away from one of your computers and you find that you would very much like to be able to carry out a particular task on it, but you can’t; and your only choice is to wait till you are at the computer to do what you wanted to do? What could these tasks be,...
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Review: Philips HTS 5131S Soundbar

When it comes to home theater systems a lot of people believe that more is more. More speakers, more wires, more buttons to play around with. In a typical home however these kind of home theatre systems just look ugly. While they may be designed to sound good, they really aren’t designed to look...
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