Category: Tips & Tricks

  • Contact Form 7 Lists

    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

    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

    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.

  • Rooting the Karbonn A9+ and Karbonn A21

    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), 2GB Internal Memory and Micro-SD Slot for expandable memory up-to 32GB. Both phones […]

  • Tikona Login Issues with OpenDNS, Google DNS

    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 and can also be used to control your children’s online activity. Google DNS […]

  • Computer CPU Selector

    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 how does it stack up against the computer that we know we cannot […]

  • Download Nokia Map Data for India

    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 just coordinates. Fortunately, Nokia Maps is not only an excellent application that offers […]

  • Basic Photography Terms

    Article explains the 5 basic concepts of ISO, Shutter Speed, Aperture Value, Drive Mode and Exposure Mode so that the reader has better understanding of the fundamentals of technical aspects of photography.

  • Beginners Guide to Macro Photography

    Beginners Guide to Macro Photography

    It’s a natural urge for any person wielding a camera to attempt to take close-up shots of objects around theme. Close-ups of small objects, when viewed at the full multi-megapixel resolution of modern cameras, appear surrealistic and reveal details that we had not previously imagined to be present. Close Up Photography vs. Macro Photography vs. […]

  • Which Camera Is Right For Me? Select by Usage

    Which Camera Is Right For Me? Select by Usage

    APS-C, Compact System Camera, EVIL, Full Frame, Medium Format, Micro Four Thirds, Nikon CX, RICOH GXR, Super Zoom, Ultra Compact and many more … These are among the most popular variants available, should you want to buy a Digital Camera today. So which one is right for you? Your decision making questions are: 1. You […]