• Computers & Technology,  Reviews

    Review: Idrive Online Backup

    The following post is a sponsored review of Idrive Online Backup, a solution that I have been using for several years now to keep my data safe. Let me jump directly into the features of Idrive: Automatic selection of documents, pictures and videos when you first install it Continuous data protection of modified files, compressed and secured via 128-bit SSL transfer and 256-bit AES encryption on storage All files are versioned and never deleted unless you choose to do so Quick search and restore features to get back those files you’ve lost Data retrieval from any computer in any location in the world, even without the software installed Timeline restore…

  • Personal Computer
    Forwards,  Jokes

    Computer Terms

    State-of-the- art: Any computer you can’t afford. Obsolete: Any computer you own. Microsecond: The time it takes for your state-of-the- art computer to become obsolete. G3: Apple’s new Macs that make you say, “Gee, it’s three times faster than the computer I bought for the same price a microsecond ago.” Syntax Error: Walking into a computer store and saying, “Hi, I want to buy a computer and money is no object.” Hard Drive: The sales technique employed by computer salesmen, especially after a Syntax Error. GUI (pronounced “gooey”): What your computer becomes after spilling your coke on it. Keyboard: The standard way to generate computer errors. Mouse: An advanced input…

  • College,  Personal

    Home, N96, FSA and Luxury Marketing

    The last two weeks have been busy, as usual. Last week had a Software Project Management class followed by which I caught a Volvo to Mumbai to get away from the weekend long powercuts. Spend time with the special someone. Came back to Pune and immediately got down to work with my FSA case. Was called away by my director to help restore the contacts on his Nokia N96. After struggling for a good amount of time with trying to use Nokia Contact Manager to import the CSV file, I realized it was easier to do the transfer via Outlook Express and Nokia Sync. Everything went perfect. Got back to…

  • Reviews,  Software & Service Reviews

    Review: iRemotePC – Remote Support Service

    I’m back with another sponsored review, this time of iRemotePC – Remote Support Service. iRemotePC is a web based remote assistance product for IT technicians and especially useful for product/software vendors to remotely support their clients and customers. The service allows them to remotely control clients PCs with ease and fully encrypted security without pre-installing any software on the remote side. As usual, I signed up for the service and gave it a test drive.

  • Computers & Technology,  Reviews,  Software & Service Reviews


    Have just created a new category on this blog, which shall contain posts exclusively about some of the best apps out there. And let me inaugurate this category with one such software I cannot live without. It goes by the name Notepad++ and it could very well have been called Notepad++++ !!

  • Software & Service Reviews

    Yahoo Messenger 7 – A Miss!

    Yahoo! today released their latest version (v7.0) of Messenger. I had tried out the beta version during the release and gave them a lot of feedback through their feedback form. Maybe they don’t read their forms, or maybe they didn’t like what I wrote, because I didn’t find anything incorporated in the future betas or this final version. Yes, you may ask why should they listen to me!?! The answer is simple because I didn’t ask them to put anything new, but asked them to just keep the old :O Two main reasons why I didn’t like this release: 1. Text recall feature. Pressing the up and down arrow keys…

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