How to tidy up long website links before sharing

If you have noticed, most of the URLs we share on our favourite social media platforms look extremely long and untidy. If you want to clean up URLs and make them shorter, then URL shortening is here to help. URL shortening Did you know that http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1158905/Microsoft-boss-Bill-Gates-bans-children-using-Apple-products–wife-admits-shed-like-iPhone.html and https://goo.gl/H0w2N lead to Continue Reading

The difference between spam and scam

Spam and Scam both connote something negative. That’s what most of us get right. But unbeknownst to many, there’s a contrast between those two terms. By the time you’re done with this article, you would not take them as one thing. Spam A spam is a message that is randomly Continue Reading

How hackers gain access to personal information

One of my friends recently got her Instagram account wiped clean. She had over 3,000 carefully curated photos and almost 10,000 followers. By the time the hacker was done with her, she had less than 2,000 followers and exactly 0 pictures. She asked me a very simple question about how Continue Reading

How to download good apps from Play Store

Developers use the Play Store to distribute over 1.5 million apps to Android users. Even though Google tries to clamp down on all rogue apps, a few manage to pass through the sieve. Some of these apps mine data or overuse Android resources and end up putting undue stress on Continue Reading

Factors to consider when buying a new device

‘Tis the season to send and receive gifts! And what better gift to give someone than a feature phone or a laptop? As you’re about to make purchasing decisions, let us discuss some factors to consider when buying a device. I get asked a lot for my opinion on which Continue Reading

Christmas is here! Here’s how to stay safe.

When our devices get stolen, most of the time we are more concerned about the information we have on them rather than the economic value of the device (Well, I guess if you used your life savings to purchase an iPhone X 256GB, this doesn’t apply to you). With our Continue Reading

Virtual Reality simplified (with Samsung Gear VR)

So you’ve probably been hearing a lot about VR lately. Well not to worry! I’ve been using the Gear VR for some time now and it’s such a great experience. But before I give you my impressions about this awesome piece of equipment I thought I should give you a background Continue Reading

Maximize your battery life with our curated tips

Gone are the days when phones last an entire week on a single charge. Today’s smartphones’ capabilities have extended beyond the traditional use of the mobile phone. Every year, mobile devices come with more pixels, faster processors, more RAM, thinner design. Unfortunately, battery technology hasn’t caught up to pace with Continue Reading

Connecting the dots: Awareness API, Google Assistant & Instant Apps

As we learned earlier, “Awareness API” will enable apps to intelligently react to current user situations by making use of sensor-derived data — Time, Location, Activity, Weather, etc — to get a better sense of what the user is doing in order to provide a more customized experience and doing so Continue Reading

Know your lyrics with Genius

We have all had that embarrassing moment when we confidently sang the wrong lyrics of a song. Next time, save yourself the embarrassment with Genius, an app that displays song lyrics in real-time. Genius is a crowdsourced knowledge base for music lyrics and texts. Formerly known as “Rap Genius”, it Continue Reading

The future of apps: Contextual Awareness

The future is upon us… Imagine your phone reminding you to take an umbrella on your way out due to a storm approaching. Or warning you of traffic ahead and suggesting a faster route as you drive to work, or reminding you to stop by the groceries on your way Continue Reading

Internet of Things explained

Communication is very vital in the human society in order to maintain good relationships. We crave constant communication and interaction with the people that matter most to us. We always want to hear from them and know what they are up to at all times. We also want our friends Continue Reading