It’s all things New York for Sasha Castelino, 28, MD, Phoenixx Apparel Services and Attic, the clothes store on Lavelle Road. Castelino is the buying agent for AXIS, NY. As an intern with Winona, NY, she designed mood boards and sourced fabrics and trims. With … Continue readingThe woman in the Attic
‘It’s a rainy Sunday morning in downtown Jayanagar, but inside the three year old Bouyancee Centre, the mood is sunny.’ Those were my opening lines in the very first full-length story I wrote as part of this publishing house. “I love it,” said my editor. … Continue readingMind your language
Your skin should speak for you, says Lulua Merchant. She should know. As an aesthetician, she always has an ear to the ground. As a qualified L’Oreal expert, Merchant is trained in the best techniques in hair care and colouring. As a graduate from the … Continue readingGetting sensual at Shahnaz Husain’s
If your gmail inbox is full or close to exceeding it’s free 7.5GB storage, there’s help. You can either upgrade to 20GB for as little as $5 or better still, save on that as well with findbigmail.com. Yes, this is the best service i stumbled … Continue readingGmail full? There’s a solution
While it’s expensive and time-consuming to make an iphone app, it’s very easy for Nokia’s Ovi store. All you have to do is visit ovi.nokia.com and click on the button that says something like ‘Make your own app’. And you are set to go. With … Continue readingNokia app: You can make your own for free
My photography is in use on some of the greeting cards used in the new iPhone/iPod Touch app called Greet. Produced by an Indian company, you can be part of the celebrations. Greet is available for 99 cents at the Apple iTunes store: The Free … Continue readingFree iPhone app for greeting cards
My 5-month old daughter belongs to the 3G era. And her initiation has already begun. Staying at her grand parents home 320 kms from Bangalore where I stay, she is on a video call every other day. And she’s quite familiar with the iPod Touch … Continue reading3G generation
Mozilla gets the much needed update. To all those who are on some version of 3.0. However, like every update, this one has it’s pitfalls. For one, some of your add-ons don’t work. The most important to me is one that shows the page rank … Continue readingMozilla 4 is here
Upholding the banner of ‘trustworthiness and creativity’, Nikon’s imaging journey inspires awe When you think of cameras, and you want the best of the best, one name that pops up instantly is Nikon. This world-renowned brand, now a subsidiary of The Nikon Group, embodies everything … Continue readingNikon: At the heart of the image
The 2G spectrum allocation controversy shows no signs of abating. But what the heck, we already have cellular operators offering 3G internet. There is Tata Docomo offering mobile speeds of over 21mbps, something unheard of earlier. But that’s nothing compared to what’s next: 4G. So … Continue reading4G and how it will change the way we communicate
First implemented in Japan on October 1, 2001, 3G is now serving over 40 countries in Asia, Europe and the US. But not everything is hunky dory in India. It never was when the spectrums were awarded. Take BSNL and MTNL. They were given their … Continue reading3G is here. Long live 3G
Nothing succeeds like excess, and future tech provides you a glimpse of that. You take off today and arrive yesterday. That’s the power of technology. With prototypes being developed all the time, these give glimpses of a future that could well be possible. Like the … Continue readingTechnology top 10: Future concepts to watch out for
OLEDs, Google TV, holographic displays, UDTVs and more will change the way we watch television Television has long been the preserve of the masses and the classes for the last several decades. But only now is it coming into its own. The promise of watching … Continue readingTV3.0
WW III has only just begun… Today, Google owns internet search. Microsoft is a leader in operating systems and applications. And Apple rules high-end hardware, entertainment and media devices. That may well change. Fast. As each company encroaches on the other’s territory, which one will … Continue readingGoogle vs Apple vs Microsoft
Tracking the finest apps from the house of Steve Jobs isn’t easy. Finding gems among the three lakh-plus Apple apps can be quite a daunting task. Which is why, I am doing it for you. Some are free, and some are paid. But they are … Continue readingApple apps: Got the app-titude?
Welcome to the BlackBerry Planet that keeps you connected to work, life and everything in between. Blackberry is regarded as one of the worst weeds in Australia because of its invasiveness, potential for spread, and economic and environmental impacts. In the tech domain, the BlackBerry … Continue readingBlackBerry: The Swiss Army Knife of smartphones
Do you find your smartphone restarting on its own or freezing? Here are some of the reasons why… 1. Delete the most recent apps you downloaded. Some apps, particularly the ones from getjar.com have apps that contain bugs which crash your phone. 2. Update your … Continue readingSmartphone crashes
If your computer or laptop is using up a lot more memory than usual, it could be because you haven’t been defragging your Hard drives. Weekly defrags will help you save valuable GBs of memory space and keep your computer from slowing down. Similarly, if … Continue readingDefrag and bootscan
Airtel sure knows how to defraud its customers. When you sign up for the 2GB GPRS plan, you are sent Airtel Live settings. You promptly save it and go about surfing the Internet. And then, you end up with one problem. Nokia Messaging doesn’t work … Continue readingAirtel GPRS scam
I was suffering from a ‘ network connection timed out’ error everytime I tried to update my iPod Touch software. I went online looking for an answer and finally found one that worked. If any of your are having similar problems with your iphones, ipods … Continue readingApple devices and their ‘network connection timeout’ error
The new iPod Touch 4G is the perfect way to kill time. And sometimes, you need such a thing. However, addiction to it isn’t such a good idea. But that’s how I found myself when I bought the iPod a few months ago. Here are … Continue readingiPod Touch kills time like no other
Titled ‘Mind Blogs 1.0’, this is my first non fictional book brought out by my custom publishing house. Co-authored by two of my writer friends – Christina Daniels & Nirmala Govindarajan, the book is a mix of anecdotes and essays. The slugline reads: Three Bangalore … Continue readingMind Blogs 1.0: My first published book is out on stands
Ever since Twitter bowled me over with it’s 140 character functionality, blogging has taken a back seat. It’s good and bad. Good, because there are many things that go unsaid because you either don’t have the time to blog or don’t find it good enough … Continue readingTwitter takes over blogging
Do you ever feel a bit overwhelmed by technology? Sometimes I think the world may actually soon start looking like it does in old movies and TV shows set in the distant future. You know, the ones in which people ride in flying cars, talk … Continue readingBack to the i-Future
After blogging directly from the WordPress account on the web and only recently from my smartphone, I am now blogging from my desktop blogging application, Windows Live Writer. The best part of this is that you can write offline and post it by setting a … Continue readingBlogging from Windows Live Writer
All this while, I thought Cellspin was my solo Symbian plug-in for E71 to blog. But I was wrong. Here comes a freeware called WordMobi that allows you to blog on WordPress, including self-hosted sites like mine, using the WordPress platform. Not only is the … Continue readingWordMobi, the best WordPress app for E71
If you are a Nokia smartphone buff, here is one cool app you must not miss…Free-isms: runs your apps in comic blurbs like in a conversation; allows you to send fake sms from say a celebrity; schedule an sms and also flash sms where your … Continue readingFree-isms for E71
I have been using E71 for over two months now, after having used iPhone previously. Here is why I like E71. To begin with, it’s not a touchscreen. Adept at typing away till eternity, I find this to be my single biggest reason for using … Continue readingWhy E71 is a near perfect smartphone
While Dell recommends Vista on its desktops and laptops, Windows Vista doesn’t support all the applications. This is particularly true of professionals who rely on it highly for high-end graphic design and so on. Which is why, they still prefer XP any day. However, if … Continue readingWindows XP better than Vista
It’s not as heavy as other touchscreen phones but has many capabilities of the iPhone at a much lesser price. What works for it is the 8GB memory card that allows you to listen to 6000 sound tracks and the Carl Zeiss lens that comes … Continue readingNokia 5800 is a steal!
There are a host of security options available – from locks to data encryption to online tracking of your notebook – to help you keep it that way. According to crime surveys, more dollars are lost due to notebook-PC theft than from any other computer … Continue readingHow to safeguard your laptop
NOKIA 5800 XPRESSMUSIC Rs 21,839 She’s arrived at last, the 5800 XpressMusic, Nokia’s tardy entry into the touchscreen phone space. Appropriately nicknamed the Tube, the device has a number of Nokia peculiarities that could appeal to certain sensibilities. The LCD itself is certainly impressive, at … Continue readingTop gadgets of 2008!
160GB PS3 Rs 22,500 Size does matter. Atleast to Sony that is releasing a 160GB PS3 in November, which is double the size of the existing model PS3. However, it’s limited-edition. Therefore, book yours now. This new PS3 will include the rumble-ized DualShock 3 controller … Continue readingTop 5 gadgets of September!
Guys: Since the blogger platform wasn’t really helpful in getting enough traffic to my blog, i have opened my tech blog on Word Press and migrated all the stuff here. Do visit and let me know what you think. http://tech100.wordpress.com
This was waiting to happen. With so many consumer review sites crowding the Internet, how do you stand out from the crowd? Offer more money. And that is exactly what this new Silicon Valley startup is offering: $2 for the first 3000 reviews to drive … Continue readingMake $2 for every product review
Okay. Okay. The topic is instant eye-grab material. You will be salivating to read the next few sentences on how to monetise your blog. I have read tons of stuff on how to monetise your blog and here is what I have found out… 1. … Continue readingHow to make money from your blog
Lots of us are now getting into blogging. But not many know that blogging is more than just maintaining a gripe diary. If it’s a way to show off your writing skills to many, it’s a way to earn some extra cash as well. In … Continue readingHow to create a blog
If you are a die-hard Apple fan, I would be too happy to piss on your parade. No, not because I envy you, but because I have reasons other than merely emotional. I have five hard reasons why PCs stand up to iMacs. But first … Continue readingWhy Apple sucks!
Okay, first things first. If you have an e-mail account, then you must be familiar with emails like Bill Gates sharing his fortune, Microsoft’s lottery promotion, someone in Nigeria requesting you to be a partner to transfer massive amount of money to his account and … Continue readingWatch out for these email hoaxes
Here are a few cool websites that I came across just this morning. There were many, but these won my heart more than the others. They are utilitarian. And that’s what is cool about them. Happy surfing! COUCH POTATOES Are you a TV enthusiast? Watching … Continue readingCool, cooler, coolest!!!
It’s amazing! In just three days, my new technology and digital photography blog Tech 5.0 is going great guns. Though the number of visitors aren’t much, what excites me is the amount of time spent by each visitor. It’s averaging at 30 minutes per person. … Continue readingTech 5.0 is not for the techies!
BenQ Portable CP220C DLP Projector Rs 58,990 It’s new. It’s light-weight. And it’s quick and cool, function-wise. Making it a perfect accessory for professionals on the move. Coming from the World’s No 1 DLP projector brand, this got to be real good. Designed for portability, … Continue readingCool gadgets
Bloggers, beware. After the inheritance scam perpetrated by Nigerian sources, it’s now the text link scam that’s hammering the blogosphere. Apparently, the scamsters get in touch with bloggers, asking for advertising rates for text link ads. And then, they do an electronic bank transfer of … Continue readingBeware of online text link ad scams
Longines watches Rs 28500-1 lakh+ If style and sport is you, then this collected by the Swiss watchmaker could do the trick for you. The range is Faster (inspired by the world of automobiles and motor-sports), Further (for elegance of performance on treks) and Higher … Continue readingGadget freak? Read on…
Great news for gaming buffs! The supremely fantabulous XBox360 gaming console is cheaper by $50. It’s down from nearly Rs 7000 ($180) to Rs 5000 ($130). If you want to make it your own lightning quick, just visit HERE. Happy gaming! Just don’t become an … Continue readingXbox360 is now 30% cheaper!
I just uncovered a scam being carried out by Gmail. I send out a mail to 500 people (my group ID) and later realised that I couldn’t send any more email. Everytime I tried to send a message, a window would pop up saying, ‘An … Continue readingGmail scam
With Internet at your arm’s length, edgy and humourous writing is up for sampling every day. One such cool website is dailycandy.com. Sample this recent piece on their website and you will know why I like their daily reviews. You can subscribe to their daily … Continue readingGot juice?
Some good news for road transport users. BangaloreOne has tied up with www.redBus.in to offer a ‘Private Bus ticketing service’ to folks in Karnataka. You can now walk-in to any BangaloreOne centre and book bus tickets for the following bus operators: VRL Travels, Raj National … Continue readingBus tickets at your doorstep
When I am unsure, when I need to decide, when I need to read someone’s mind, I consult Dr Love. Nah, it’s no shrink out to rip me off in my hour of need. It’s a Windows 95 freeware that throws up startling facts about … Continue readingThe Love Calculator!!!