Monthly Archives: August 2014

5 less known features of Google Maps

Google Map is not just about getting the directions and seeing the routes by zooming in, but it offers a number of features to help you do a lot of activities very efficiently. Here are certain tips of Google Maps that will help you get started. This technology obsession is letting Google Maps Tracking your every move.


An asterisk in search box

If you want to see all the information about a given place that is available on Google Maps, for that you need to zoom out or in whichever way it is convenient for you and thereafter type asterisk in the search box. When you press search tab, Google Maps will instantly mark all places which have a red dot on the map. If you know the name of a particular city, street or neighborhood about which you need information, the asterisk trick will be very useful. All that you will need to do is type an asterisk with the name of the particular place. You will instantly have details about the location for which Google has information. Continue reading

Telecom companies homologate on smart mobile banking via SMS

Telecom_CompaniesThere is good news; Indian government has commemorated the mobile companies, to divvy a cantle of their infrastructure, for streamlining the underlying banking services, to the people of India. The biggest advantage here is, all these banking services can be availed, without approaching the internet. It is really good to know, that ten telecom companies have signed conciliation, with NPCI i.e. National Payments Corporation of India, the payment threshold will be look after, by the Indian government itself, which is clearly a wise move, by all means. It will get operated on USSD channels of telecom companies. USSD is basically a normal messaging system, for interacting in texts, which can used for debit and credit card transactions, but here, it will be used for basic banking utilities, for instance it can be used for payment of lower value bills.

Causes responsible for the delay in USSD agreement by telecom companies

sms banking through ussd

Sometimes before telecom companies were not avouching the formation of such infrastructure, because they stated that, there business would affect heavily, if they allow USSD channel to the banking services, but they agreed, after the needed interference of TRAI. Now anyone with a normal mobile can access to the basic banking services.


Banking Services you can access with your normal mobile

Now you do not need to go your bank, and wait for hours regarding your work. Government has come with an acute solution to satisfy your basic banking needs, with the help of your mobile, even without internet. Now you can transfer money, request for cheque book or account statement, and balance details in your saving account or Change in PIN etc. with a text message to your bank, without accessing the internet.

Charges payable for the services

Every message transaction will cost you INR 1.50, which is quite identical to the service by all means. You can save time and energy, by availing this remarkable innovative service, introduced for you.

Utility of the service for people

This is precisely a prudent move by the government for the people. There are numerous people in India who are unable to go to their bank on regular intervals, this USSD service is just like panacea to them for sure. This move also uplifts the level of secrecy during the banking transactions. If we talk about the telecom companies, then initially, they were not pleased at all, because they were offered very low intercommunicate charges. After the intervening of TRAI, rates were raised, to cover the cost of telecom companies. People of India have got a pretty useful basic banking facility, which is approachable even on a normal handset, and without the internet connection. So, enjoy the basic banking services on your phone now, with a nominal charge to pay in return.

Call PopOut for incoming calls on Android Apps

Call PopOut logoDoing a critical work or using some app on your android device, their are times when a call buzzes in between (screen changes) and interrupt your work. Play store has a new app available to make your life easier with the changing screen when you receive a call. We have previously posted about the block unwanted calls and texts with Mr . Number that could be used to make your experience better.


Call PopOut fills the void that was missing in Android default telephony functionality. It shows incoming calls as a small photo with callers basic information. You can rely to the call just by touching on the image (reject, accept, mute and hide, back to phone app, toggle speaker mode). Continue reading

What is Wi-Fi Direct ?

wifi directBluetooth devices nearby gets connected directly with other  wireless devices. Any kind of central hub is not required. But the Wi-Fi doesn’t works similarly. It’s quite tedious to transfer data between two Wi-Fi enabled phones or laptop. A router will be required by both the devices for the connection along with a set up permission etc.


Engineers are putting a lot of efforts in order to make Wi-Fi connection similar to Bluetooth. The ultimate outcome is Wi-Fi Direct, which is a protocol that enables direct communication between two devices without using router. Continue reading

Google Maps Tracking your every move

google_mapsGoogle Maps is not just zooming and looking for places, best part of maps is navigation on the move. Google stores all your navigation history every minute while you are on the move. The navigation data remains with Google to provide benefits like improved map searches and tailored commute information. You can disable/pause the location history if you feel a privacy invasion. If we look at a larger picture this data can help you manage your travel history, can help you locate your lost phone and even tracking movement of your loved ones.


Check Google Maps Location History

Google Maps location history can be viewed here. Make sure that your Google account is same that you uses on play store. Continue reading

Google Adsense App for Android and iOS Devices

adsenseWay back in 2011 itself, Google has warned its publishers of not tampering with its ads. It has observed that some web site authors are tweaking ad formats, behavior and targeting. These types of tampering not only violate the Google’s terms and conditions but also can get your account banned.


The free Google Adsense app for Android can let you check your Adsense account from your Android device. You can see further details like URL channels, custom channels, ad units and site reports, and payment alerts. Continue reading

Change StartUp Animation on Android Devices

AndroidAre you bored with the monotonous boot up animation on your Android phone? Changing some personalization schemes on your smart-phone with new hacks and pranks makes your co-workers to freak. A change in the way of boot-up animation is definitely going to change the mood of your friends and give them a little freak.

Coming to Android OS, it is considered one of the best OS for mobile. Everyday many of the mobile users are joining this user-friendly environment and some of them are even exploring the fullest potential of this operating system.


Did you ever try to change the Boot Animation of your Android Mobile? Transforming the start-up animations in Windows is not that difficult, while it’s a little of headache in Android. So if you want to cheat Android and change its boot animation then there are 2 techniques for you. Let’s go deep inside on how to complete this procedure. Continue reading

Shut your Computer with BlueTooth Device

unlock lockMany a times you are disturbed by a bell-ring at the door. You unconsciously walk to the door and forget to lock your computer. You get busy talking to the guy at the door while your lil’ brother or sister is going to engage your system. She starts closing all your unsaved documents, playing some of the dirty videos, and delete some important files.
Earlier we posted on unlocking and locking computer with Predator software, but today we are going to see another automated process using which you can automatically lock your computer, once your phone rings. Continue reading