Category Archives: Tools & Apps

Fund a socially engaged art work –

Art has many forms. Though in the mainstream, its more widely recognized in the form of movies, real art is different. For me real art is creativity that strives to bring about a change however small or big is out of question. There are many people and communities across that live and breathe art but sadly art does not bring in the required money for most so it stays as a passion instead of becoming their way of living life.

Make Video Chatting Better and Brighter with Skype Light

iPAD Light by Glowzi

With the launch of Google Plus Hangout and Facebook Video Chat, Video chatting is now getting more common day by day and so are the problems related to it. Skype has been a powerful and popular IM tool which made video chat better and faster. But among the problems faced by all users, one of the biggest one is lack of clarity in picture quality. Most of the times, the blame goes to the camera quality but that’s not entirely true.

250+ Free Online Courses from Top Universities

250+ Online Free Courses from Top University

“Learning is a phenomenon that should never stop..”, something I sincerely believe in. I crave to learn something new everyday and also try to explore never imagined territories. While exploring one of my favorite design communities, I came across this humongous list of courses across various subjects ranging from Architecture to Artificial Intelligence. And the best part is that these courses are delivered from lecturers across the world top universities like Stanford, MIT & Harvard and they are all free of cost.

Find and Share Songs across Twitter, Facebook with TinySong

Music Note

Are you someone who loves to listen to music and also share your favorite numbers among your friends across social networks like Twitter, Facebook and Google+? Then you are going to love this new site from Grooveshark.

Grooveshark, if you are not already aware is an online music streaming site which allows you to create your own playlists and listen to any song you want anywhere.

Windows 8 Features and Specifications

Windows 8 Start Screen

For past several months, Microsoft has been busy building its new OS codenamed Windows 8, which targets a variety of devices ranging from tablet to desktop PCs. Initial announcement from Microsoft about the OS came in January 2011 at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

SMS Mobile App to help you find the correct Auto Fare in India

Auto Rickshaw

Faulty auto meters, rude auto rickshaw walas, getting cheating by auto drivers – something all of us in India have been a victim of at some point in our lives. One always has to haggle with the auto drivers to avoid paying sometimes 300% of the actual fare. And if you are new in the city then you cannot even be sure whether you are being cheated or not.

List of Indian Deal Sites for great Discounts and Offers

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Online shopping has taken gigantic leaps in India over the last couple of years. People are becoming more open and confident in using their credit cards online. Ofcourse, there is still a major chunk of the population who are still hesitant and ignorant about this phenomenon but that will also change slowly. One of the best ways to notice this phenomenon is the number of online bookings happening for railway and flight tickets everyday.

Mobile Number Portability in India – How to change your operator and not your number?

How do you change your mobile operator without changing your number? The recent IDEA mobile advertisements with Abhishek Bachchan going around telling people to “Get Idea!” must have raised this question. Or atleast you must have been wondering – What exactly is Mobile Number Portability? Well here is your friend Piyush to help you out. 🙂

What is Mobile Number Portability?

Well according to Wikipedia,

Mobile number portability (MNP) enables mobile telephone users to retain their mobile telephone numbers when changing from one mobile network operator to another.

so in simple words if you have got frustrated with your current mobile operator and the only thing that has been holding you back from switching has been your number, you can take a breath of relief. MNP will enable you to switch your operator but still retain your contact number. Gone will be days when we could figure out the operator with the help of the 1st four digits. Sigh!

MNP in India

After being in NEWS for quite sometime before CWG, Raja and other scams ate up all the headlines, this service will be available in India from 20th January’11 across all operators. The cost to switch will be just Rs.19.

How to change your operator?

The steps are pretty simple and straight forward. To help understand better, here is a illustration:

Steps to change your mobile operator

Hope this helps….do leave a comment to share your queries and experience if you use this service. After all it knowledge grows when shared.

Find Discount Coupons for Online Shopping

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Online shopping is becoming more and more part of an individual’s life because of cost, convenience and variety. I do not remember the last time I bought a book from a bookstore or a railway ticket from the ticket counter. Today, there is an online store for simply anything you want. Though most of the countries are still in the initial stages at adapting the idea but the trend is catching up.

Quality Web Hosting is Affordable Again –

As a freelance web-designer, in my initial days one of the major concerns of all my clients was hosting their site. Designing and creation of website is mainly a one-time investment but to ensure that you have un-interrupted web presence, no server or bandwidth hiccups and more importantly fast website loading – the web host plays a crucial role. It is not just that the web hosting should be reliable & powerful but also cost-effective.

To ensure that I provide my client’s the best and that they never face web-hosting troubles I am always on the lookout for good hosting companies and various packages that suit individuals of different needs. During this search when I landed upon the review opportunity for an Indian company’s web hosting services, I grabbed it. And I am glad I did.. 🙂

What’s is an Indian Web Hosting company which offers various packages for hosting your website. Along with hosting packages they also offer domain registration services. You can even become a reseller and set up your own hosting business. The company was founded in 2007 and is located in New Delhi, India.

About their website

Before I head to telling you about their service, let me walk you through their website. As a web designer, its the 1st thing that catches my eye and I was greeted by a simple yet pleasant looking site. The first thing I noticed was their tag line – “Low Cost Web Hosting Service All Over India” which makes it quite clear that their target customers are Indians looking for a low cost web hosting solution. Though a copy-writer can make this hit better, it does make its point. And the hosting packages featured go by this motto.

The design is a simple blue interface that sports a navigation with direct links to their various packages and services. Though this can have its own pros and cons, design wise it looks well placed. In the side-panel, right at the top they have featured a Security & Money-back guarantee which is something Indian users would love. Along with that, logos of various payment options & customer testimonials makes up the sidebar. The Footer is simple and effective. Overall, I would say the site is clean, usable and serves the purpose though does not give a feeling of a big web hosting player like GoDaddy.

What packages are on offer?

The packages are designed keeping in mind the regular user, Mango-people. 🙂 There are packages which serve the basic purpose of every user. If you need to host one site, you can go for either Starter or Basic hosting. Upto 3 sites can be hosted with the help of Silver package or if you are someone like me then there is also an unlimited hosting package.

All the packages are feature rich and will enable you run any sort of site like a company portfolio or a blog or a e-commerce site comfortably. There are many applications like phpBB, WordPress, Drupal, etc which can be installed with the help of Fantastico. Along with that Database support and Email server. You can get your email ids as [email protected] and manage them easily. Apart from these there are tools to analyze web traffic & ftp service. Not going further on the techincal side, in a simple sentence – the service has all the features competitive to any of the other contenders. What sets them apart is their pricing and support. Also, according to their FAQs page you can get your web-hosting set-up within minutes of online payment.

If you are looking to host a single-website then I suggest Basic Web Hosting plan as it has better space and bandwidth options.

Reseller Hosting

Along with the various packages for the general user, the company has recently launched Reseller Hosting in India. This enables any user to start their own hosting business by reselling Speedhost’s webspace. You can design your own packages, price it accordingly and promote. Such a service by an Indian provider is rare at this point of time.

Online Chat Support

I did not take this up when I was discussing the design but it is crucial. Something that I really liked on the site was that they have integrated a Zoopim Live Chat feature which let’s you instantly chat with the company representatives and get your queries clarified. No more waiting for emails. 😛

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The prices and packages are among the best provided by an Indian web-hosting company and suit the needs of both a regular user and a business professional. The features are beyond expectations of one and match any other hosting company but what sets speedhost apart is their service & support with a long queue of satisfied customers.

If you are looking for an Indian web hosting company, is a must try. It even appeals to my funda of “Why Pay More?” 😀

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