With new online shopping websites spawning up every week, do we need another one?
Yes, we’re in the middle of online shopping/ecommerce evolution in India. More choice promotes competition among the sellers to offer discounted products with a good shopping experience. That makes the consumer a winner (of course these companies make good profits too).
So how’s ZAPstore any different? Is it one of those websites that just sells gadgets or something more? Here’s a review.
We’ve all downloaded our share of to-do/productivity apps. We’ve all made New Year resolutions. But most of us use them for sometime and slowly they get phased out of our busy (read lazy) life.
So why another productivity app, you might say? Well, this one is slightly different. It’s actually based on Jerry Seinfeld’s productivity secret. You can read about it in detail at Lifehacker but I’ll brief the process for you. Pick out a task – walk every day, leave for work on time, learn a new language. Buy a big yearly calendar with boxes for days. Now everyday you walk, mark a red cross on the date. Think of it as a game you’re playing. You have to maintain the streak. Every single day without the red cross is where you failed. Once you do it for a few days, it gets exciting. You just want to continue the longest without failing. The best part – at the end of a long enough chain you’d have accomplished something amazing, an achievement of sorts. So if you spent 30 min a day learning a new language, after a month you’d probably would be already speaking a few sentences!
If you have an iPad and are usually on the move with it, you might have faced a situation where you wanted to access a file on your PC back home. The folks at LiniQue have developed an iPad app which can help you in such situations. UniQXcess is a $2.99 iPad app which, coupled with a free PC based server software running on your computer back home can let you access any file you have shared on your iPad anywhere in the world as long as you are connected to the internet.
The app works as follows:
I’ve always been a big fan of one-touch mobile apps done right. They fix one problem, fix it well and fix it without making you fiddle through complex UIs. This is the only reason I like widgets on Android. They provide a great one-click interface for doing basic things. Not many apps on iPhone are like that and the ones that exist, are not famous enough to be used widely. Today I’ll tell you about one of them – Capture.
Tuk Tuk meter has a simple aim. It wants to prevent people from being conned by auto-rickshaws around the country. How? They provide mobile apps for Blackberry, Android, Symbian and Java based phones that allow you to calculate the correct fare. In their words:
Transport within a city is cumbersome and slow, especially after a full days work when the cities erupts into a hub of endless traffic. Resorting to autorickshaw’s is not just a convenience anymore, to the crowds, it is a necessity. While in a rickshaw, the customer is at the mercy of the driver. Well, not anymore. Fair Fare ensures that :
- You can identify a faulty/ tampered meter
- Determine the correct fare that is to be paid to the driver
- Can be at a better bargaining position
I decided to take the Android version of the app along with me on a ride.
Untangle Space Out Pro belongs to the most popular genre of games on iPhone – the puzzle genre. While this genre is full of dated styles like Jigsaw Puzzles, once in a while you see some really interesting games like Angry Birds and Cut the Rope that get you hooked and can challenge the brain. Although not an instant classic, Untangle Space Out is fun, challenging and one of the better puzzle games around.
Here are the features:
iStrip does a really simple task. It shows you the comics you love, without any hassles. It has a list of 561 comics (Yes 561!) and you can see any of them form any of the published dates. It features a simplistic interface with a window pane displaying the comic, arrow buttons to go next and back (mapped to the corresponding arrow keys), date/issue selector and a drop down showing the list of comics. Once you select the comics you follow regularly, they are shown in a drop-down and can also be selected using the Up and Down arrow keys.
|A decent budget phone from LG, though lacks a few features. It’s a good first Smart phone with Android 2.2 with auto focus camera.|
LG Optimus One is a good shot at it, here’s some pros and cons on why it’s a decent budget phone.
The phone comes with these accessories
Here is a list of pros and cons.
When Steve Jobs introduced the 6th generation iPod nano in his keynote, he mentioned that one of the Apple’e executive is planning to wear them as watch on his wrist. I am sure it was that statement that probably inspired case designers to come up with the iPod nano watch straps. There are a couple of them in the market now. We are going to look at two – Griffin Slap and the iWatchz.