Secure your android phone from Kids. Save Money.


Secure your android phone from being billed for apps and in-app billing

Have you ever thought if you ever gave your android phone to some inquisitive kid what might happen.

My friend’s kid often plays with my phone and installs free kids apps that use in app billing and I have to watch over his shoulder not to buy something for hefty dollars. Few times he managed to buy few apps which I refunded, thankfully.

Here’s another complaint:

My son just ordered $150 or credits in-app from Game Insight. As it is in app there is no way to cancel the order other than sending an email. I hope I can get a refund….

And the complaints have kept on pouring, here’s an easy solution which doesn’t require cancelling your credit cards .. Read more »

Tilt Shift Photography with Picsay on Android Mobile


So you must have been urging for the wonderful effect which comes from that costly DSLR’s. In Tilt Shift shallow depth of field is simulated clearly depicting the actual object/person, so that the rest remains in the background. Simple isnt it. Yes its simple to do with Picsay. Believe me, once you can do this on your photos.. you will become the envy of your followers. Time for some massive instagramming.

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Windows Phone 7.5 Tango reviewed


After spending few days with windows phone 7.5 tango, here are my feelings which I’m sure any user of all mobile OS’s will share.

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Skydrive currently offering 25GB free space


Microsoft’s SkyDrive is offering 25GB of free cloud storage upgrade currently to its loyal user base.

Read on how to get it for free

Instagram, Benefits of Using over traditional Camera


Why use Instagram?

We all know photos taken by our mobiles will never be the same like the ones taken by costly dedicated cameras. Whenever a camera is in sight it supercedes the poor mobile in the pocket. Now instagram changes it all. With instagram being already available on iOS and as well as android.. its got to be something for you to try out

Read On why to Instagram

Google Play android store updates


Google play store online site has updated its search feature. This update lets you filter search resultset.

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Force Download Specific Files with Apache & Htaccess

At time we want visitors to download instead of viewing the file instead of viewing inside their browser. As a visitor I have faced problems with PDF files at many sites where I wanted to download the PDF file and view it separately because viewing the PDF inside the browser slows down the browser and sometimes causes the browser to crash.

So, If you want to force people to download a file or all files in a specific directory and so on, if is very easy to do so with the help an Apache directive which sets the response header ‘Content-Disposition’ to ‘attachment’, see the examples below:

<Files *.pdf>
Header set Content-Disposition attachment

<Directory /var/www/html/images>
Header set Content-Disposition attachment

Dropbox Android beta, instant photo upload & extra space


Dropbox development team has started doing the wonders again for android os. It has seamlessly integrated with the OS and let you instantly upload photos to your dropbox camera uploads folder.

While you are at it, you are sure to get 500MB as bonus extra space when you upload your first photo and for trying out this experimental build.

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Android Clean Up Disk Space


From our day to day use, installing several apps, games, putting in music, videos, pictures; our beloved android gets bloated. Within a month any user starts thinking where did my gigs of storage go. Here’s a wonderful yet easy way to find out whose using the space.

All Free ways to free up space after the break

Play Snake on any youtube video


How many times have you sat in front of your monitor just the video to start.. hoping for a faster start of the video. You don’t have to be bored while waiting for that cool youtube video you are about to watch.

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