Category: Tips & Tricks

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Bluetooth Selfie Stick Does Not Click Picture

If your selfie stick camera button does not trigger the shutter button on your Android Phone Camera App, it does not mean a defective or incompatible stick. The issue may actually reside with the camera app that you are using. Read on for an explanation of the issue and one possible way to resolve the problem. The solution works with wired and wireless selfie sticks.


The DPI versus MP Confusion

If you have wondered if your 8 MP phone-camera images are suitable for magazines or how sharp your 16 MP DSLR images will look on a 6-feet wide poster, you need to understand the separation between MP and DPI. Plenty of misnomers and misinformation are leading to greater confusion among amateur photographers. Read on to clarify your doubts once for all and estimate print suitability of your images like a pro.


Ola, TFS or Uber – Which is cheaper?

Ola Cabs, Taxi for Sure and Uber are the dominant private taxi cab operators in Hyderabad and have completely replaced operators such as Meru Genie, Yellow Cabs, Green cabs etc. However, the multitudes of service plans are confusing and it is hard to pin-point which operator and plan are ideal for a specific journey you have in mind. Article compares the service plans of the popular operators and lays out inferences that should help you save some money.


Contact Form 7 Lists

WordPress Contact Form 7 (WPCF7) by Takayuki Miyoshi is one of the most popular WordPress plugins to create forms. It’s not easy to set-up but it is completely free and power-users can create forms in seconds. The post contains lists such as countries, states, country codes, etc. for Contact Form 7 to make it easy for you to generate the forms.


Orange Pi Mini 2 Disk Performance

The Orange Pi Mini 2 features 4 USB 2.0 ports and promises sufficient performance for a Home NAS set-up. Though the board itself runs very hot may have a short-life without some active cooling, the USB Read – Write performance mattered a lot and hopefully it was not affected by any other parameter. I ran a bunch of disk read-write tests on USB Pen-Drives, USB Hard Disk Drives and Micro-SD Cards and tabulated their results. Read more to find out if the board is suitable for a Home NAS.


I Will Have A Raspberry Pi Please

The $25 Raspberry Pi B+ Single Board Computer had me most excited for the best part of 1st half of this year. There are a ton of projects planned around it and technology folks and educators alike are hailing it as a milestone in computing. I could potentially convert the device to serve a number of functions that previously required at-least a $500 worth Laptop computer. Perhaps I am aiming too high, perhaps I am aiming at the wrong targets. Over a few months, my use of the device has stabilized and clarity reached in thought processes. Read on to discover what task I have assigned to it.

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Rooting the Karbonn A9+ and Karbonn A21

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),...

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Tikona Login Issues with OpenDNS, Google DNS

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...


Computer CPU Selector

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...


Download Nokia Map Data for India

If like me, you are a fan of GPS and find reassurance in it’s ability to help you find your location and directions anywhere in the world, you will most certainly want your GPS device to report some map data and not...