Advantages Of Running Custom ROMs On Your Router

Asus RT N16

But much before the advent of custom ROMs on the phones, there has been a thriving community of developers for routers. We have the likes of DDWRT, TOMATO-USB and other custom ROMs for our routers and these have explosively stretched the intended functions of these routers in comparison to the functionality provided by the manufacturer. . . . → Read More: Advantages Of Running Custom ROMs On Your Router

Google Docs Is Now Google Drive

Google Drive Proviides Support for upto 30 File Formats

Google appears to be on a re-branding mode, a few months back it was Android Market that was renamed to Google PlayStore along with various enhancements. Today Google docs has been renamed to Google Drive and comes with 5 GB free storage. You can now store, view and share over 30 different file formats including HD video, Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop. . . . → Read More: Google Docs Is Now Google Drive

Android Market Is Now Google Play

Google has decided to give Android Market a reload by combining other services like Books, Music, Movies apart from the Apps & Games currently available and brand it as GOOGLE PLAY STORE

Like most other Google services, this too is offered on a cloud and available on-demand. If you are an Android phone user, expect an upgrade to Market App and it’s new avatar will be called Google Play store. Coinciding with this launch, Google has introduced a limited time offer called “7 Days to Play” offer where you can buy apps, music, movies, books at a discounted price with . . . → Read More: Android Market Is Now Google Play

Google Celebrates 10 Billion App Downloads With 90% Discount For Premium Apps

10 Billion Android App Downloads

Whoa! launched in 2008, Android Marketplace today completed 10 billion downloads. To celebrate this landmark accomplished within three years, Google is now giving away premium apps for USD .10 $ only and this is for next 10 days! . . . → Read More: Google Celebrates 10 Billion App Downloads With 90% Discount For Premium Apps

Simple Script to Limit Computer Usage By Your Kids

Operating System for Kids

If you are a parent to a young child like I am, chances are that you are wanting to know how to control your kids’ computer usage. Although there are lot of applications and addons that will help you accomplish this, I figured out a simple and free way to switch off the computer after a certain amount of time. . . . → Read More: Simple Script to Limit Computer Usage By Your Kids

An App To Check Signal Strength Right From Your Phone

Open Signal Map Web

Ever reached a tipping point where you are just not happy with the signal strength on your phone by your service provider? Fortunately there are apps that you can now use to check the strength of your carrier before thinking of number portability. Open Signal map is an appavailable for Android phones that can not only measure the signal strength of GSM/EDGE/3G connections but also Wi-Fi signals as well. The web version of this tool is platform independent and you can check from your PC as well. Its a crowd-sourced app that tells you about the density of the towers in around you and hence the data is user contributed. – Signal direction – Signal graph – Map and radar views of cell towers & WiFi routers – Detailed signal strength data – Save data to SD card – Widget (in beta!) – Save wifi access points and maps of their locations by running the speed test – History of signal readings . . . → Read More: An App To Check Signal Strength Right From Your Phone

Is Sky The Limit For India’s 35$ Android Tablet Akash

Akash India-35-dollar-tablet

After prolonged skepticism over the announcement of a cheap computing device aimed for students, Government of India kept its promise and launched today the world’s cheapest computing tablet called Akash. Initially dubbed as Sakshat, it was later rechristened as Akash (Akash means Sky in Hindi/Sanskrit). . . . → Read More: Is Sky The Limit For India’s 35$ Android Tablet Akash

Free App to Monitor CPU Factors Like Fan Speeds, Temperature, Clock Speed

Open Hardware Monitor

Generally we do not worry about the hardware factors of our Laptops or PCs like CPU fan speed, core temperature, clock speed and etc assuming them to be running just fine. Very recently I came across a situation where I wasn’t sure if my laptop’s fan was working properly. I came across a free utility called Hardware Monitor, its an open source application and supports most hardware monitoring chips found on mainboards available today. . . . → Read More: Free App to Monitor CPU Factors Like Fan Speeds, Temperature, Clock Speed