• Front view of Karbonn Velox ST8 Tab

    Review of Karbonn Velox ST8 Android Tablet

    by  • August 26, 2013 • 2 Comments

    The Karbonn Velox ST8 is a 8" tab featuring Android 4.1.1 OS and a screen with 1024 x 768 pixel display (4:3 ratio). The tab was purchased for basic multimedia, web-browsing and ebook reading experience and this it does well. However it cuts quite a few corners and some users may find the tab...

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    Review of Dell Inspiron 5520

    by  • April 24, 2013 • 1 Comment


    Buying a laptop is not easy. Practically every well-known manufacturer peddles it’s products in India; at very competitive prices too. What makes it even more complicated is the plethora of models which are essentially just cosmetic makeover. A friend of mine picked up a Dell Inspiron 5520 Laptop (Thailand model) through some friend and...

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    Rooting the Karbonn A9+ and Karbonn A21

    by  • January 8, 2013 • 99 Comments

    Karbonn A9+ and Karbonn A21 Side by Side

    The Karbonn A9+ and Karbonn A21 are part of Karbonn’s Duple series mobile phones. Hardware and Software configuration-wise, they are nearly identical as they both sport a Qualcomm 1.2GHz Dual Core CPU, Adreno 203 GPU, 384MB RAM, 512MB ROM (to store apps), 2GB Internal Memory and Micro-SD Slot for expandable memory up-to 32GB. Both...

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    Tikona Login Issues with OpenDNS, Google DNS

    by  • December 13, 2012 • 1 Comment

    OpenDNS Logo

    If like me, you prefer OpenDNS or Google DNS over your ISP’s default DNS, you are not alone and you are doing the right thing. Pre-configured DNS settings available with OpenDNS Family Shield can drastically reduce adult/sexual content from reaching your computer and can also be used to control your children’s online activity. Google...

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    LG USB Deviations

    by  • November 26, 2012 • 0 Comments

    LG Data Cables are incompatible with other brands

    I have been struggling for a while to connect my Karbonn A21 Android phone to the computer using a Standard USB-B Mini cable. The phone just would not get detected no matter how much I tinkered with the settings on the computer and the phone. Mahender Lala, a tech-geek friend from Mumbai was visiting...

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    Review of Karbonn A21

    by  • November 22, 2012 • 33 Comments

    Inside the Karbonn A21

    This probably is the shortest review on my blog. Simple reason being the phone’s similarity to it’s sibling – the Karbonn A9+, which has been reviewed extensively on this blog. Display The principal difference between the A21 and the A9+ is the larger screen on the A21. While the A9+ display measures 52 mm...

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    Review of Karbonn A9+

    by  • November 18, 2012 • 106 Comments

    Karbonn A9+ Box (39.6KB)

    “You are a fool”. That generally is the exclamation my closest friends utter, when they discover that I have purchased yet another gadget from a company of unknown lineage. My Nokia / Samsung / Motorola / Apple / Blackberry friends let me know, without mincing any words, how¬† productive they are on their phones....

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    Computer CPU Selector

    by  • September 1, 2012 • 2 Comments


    Buying a computer; be it a desktop or a laptop, can be challenging. Apart from the obvious factors such as Look & Feel, Size, Weight, Price, Freebies, there’s the confusion about what is the performance of the CPU we are buying and how does it stack up against the computer that we know we...

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