Three simple apps that will help you relax and sleep better at night

By Shekhar Sahu on 17 April 2020 12:03 AM

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A good night's sleep is required for optimal health, skin regeneration, feeling energized through the day, fat burning, etc. In the age of fast-paced life, surrounded by gadgets and endless information its difficult to reduce the brain activity required for deep sleep. I will not go into the details of alpha, beta, gamma, REM stages of sleep. 

Well, I have morning and evening rituals that I follow every day after I wake up and before I go to bed. The book Miracle morning helped me build the morning ritual.

There are a few apps I have been using for over a few years and some I picked up along the way. I am going to share my three absolute favorites. 

How I got rid of the ants in Nikon D90 camera

By Shekhar Sahu on 07 April 2020 11:23 AM

[Update: This article was written more than 5 years ago and my camera is still working meaning it has survived the infestation and methods I tried which I have shared below]

My camera and I recovered from a great disaster a few weeks ago. Hundreds of ants entered in my DSLR Nikon D90. At first, I had no idea what to do. Everyone gave me different advice. I tried almost everything. I will share them and let's see what worked best.

Remove ants from Nikon D90 DSLR

Get MIUI Firewall - Restrict Network Usage by System Apps in Xiaomi Phones

By Shekhar Sahu on 29 August 2018 9:22 PM

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Using an antivirus software is never the most effective way to keep your device secure. Many of the applications come with a backdoor which the developer or the hackers may use to gain access to your device, push some malicious content, promoted apps or adware to your device. They may also access your personal contents.

While this not only happens with third-party apps but with official apps or system apps as well. Xiaomi phone users are very aware of this. Xiaomi's MIUI system apps are famous for downloading and installing sponsored contents such as adware, apps, app suggestions and annoying notifications. For example, it makes no sense for a File Explorer app to make an internet connection on MI phone.

Where did Microsoft's CoolHotmail go?

By Shekhar Sahu on 12:43 AM

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Wait a minute? What is Cool Hotmail? I thought Microsoft's Hotmail was hot.

Well, very few people know Hotmail had a feature where instead of old boring overused,,, you could choose from various unique, interesting, fancy and stylish domain names eg.,,,,,, etc across different categories.

What song is this? Recognize music with free app - SoundHound

By Shekhar Sahu on 28 August 2018 1:41 AM

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What song was that? Did you listen to that song at the coffee shop or while shopping at the mall and wanted to look up the song but couldn't figure out the lyrics? Even if you can google a few words of the lyrics and find the song, what if there was an easier way?

A few days back I was watching a Zumba video on youtube by Tanory Ateek and I really liked the music and Tanory was an awesome instructor. I wanted to get the song. But the problem was I couldn't figure out the lyrics at all. I at least knew that it wasn't an English song. I also got to know Google Now (Ok Google) started a music recognition service. But it was for English only and I couldn't find it. Google now didn't help me.

I started searching for some other apps which could better recognize the music and it should also provide support for non-English songs. Then I came across this app named SoundHound.

[No Root Solved] How to block ads on Xiaomi MIUI system apps?

By Shekhar Sahu on 27 May 2018 4:37 PM

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Has your MI phone become bloated with ads recently? Do you think it's annoying? You are not alone.

After the MIUI 8 global ROM update, we have seen ads getting displayed on MI apps such as File Manager, Music, MI Apps Store, etc. The company says this is because they want to make some money which goes to the hardworking developers. But we haven't got the phone for free per se, we have already paid for it. While it's always ok to make some more money but not at the expense of user experience. Getting popup ads all the time is very annoying and there seems to be no option for turning them off. Also, the MIUI Apps manager shows app suggestions (promoted apps) in the notification bar. Clearing the notification bar takes a second but someone like I want his/her phone to be clutter-free, to begin with. If you are someone like me then sit tight and continue reading for the solutions.

Common mistakes you should avoid when creating an email address in 2018

By Shekhar Sahu on 11 April 2018 9:23 PM

When you reach college or start working at an organization or become a freelancer, the once "cool email address" now becomes an "embarrassing funky email address".

How to create professional email address to avoid embarrasment

Honestly many of us have been there and done that, when we are new on the internet, we never foresee how and when our email addresses become an important part of our identity. This post will help the folks who just got started with the internet and people who regret choosing a non-professional email address in the past and are looking for tips to make a switch.

Here are the top don'ts to consider when choosing a professional email address

Why is there never enough free disk space?

By Shekhar Sahu on 18 February 2018 12:35 AM

Download Disk Space Fan-Best Disk Analysis Tool

Are you Juggling with files and folders to free up some disk space? Well, it becomes hard to analyze the big useless files, checking the size of every folder and file, then deleting it. Here comes Disk Space Fan to help you. Disk Space Fan is a nifty disk space analysis tool, which uses Ringschart to represent the disk space. You can easily navigate the folders and find which file or folder is taking huge space. Files and folders can be deleted right from the same place.

My C: was getting full. I had no idea which software or junk files were filling up space.  The Disk Space Fan helped me find the culprits, those were the Acrobat update files which never removed the old setups and the Anaconda python packages. I decided to get rid of the Acrobat reader and switch to Foxit reader altogether. 

Top 5 stock photo websites

By Shekhar Sahu on 11 February 2018 3:23 PM

Best 5 websites for Stock Photos Download High Quality Professional Photos
It’s no secret that photos liven up a site. Lines of text are not interesting to look at and can drive readers away. But where can you find good quality stock photos without breaking the bank? Well, here are five sites for you to look at. Most of them offer free photos for public use, but some require you to log in or create an account. Here we will look at some websites. Let's see which one would work for you.

Prevent CPU from overheating this summer in India

By Shekhar Sahu on 01 February 2018 12:42 AM

Does your system shut down or restart automatically because of CPU overheating? Do you live in the hot climate of India? Or did you find a reduction in the performance of your system?  You just formatted your system but the machine couldn't gain speed significantly. Then that's too because of CPU heating toot much.

Prevent CPU from overheating