This is not a "Social Media: Yay or Nay" article. I did those back when I was a teenager and I still don't know whether I agree with my past self. Moving on, I made a few changes to the way I use social media in the last couple of months. I did it mainly because I like social media but I hate the iteration that's with us right now.Unlike most people who oppose sharing their lives on social media, I see it as a place which is meant for you to share your life and have a positive impact on … [Read more...] about How I Changed The Way I Use Social Media For Good
Our phones were meant to make our lives easier, faster and more organized but that isn't happening a lot now, is it? Not normally. Since the last few months I've been on a productivity drive where I improved my lifestyle significantly. How did I do that? For starters, I had help from the following apps. This is a collection of apps that give you quantitative results or help you see everything by the numbers. I realised that I function better when I can see clear numbers.Google … [Read more...] about What’s On My Phone #1: Numbers For Productivity
The internet has been a big part of my life. Well, that's a no-brainer given how everything revolves around the internet now. However, at times, you have these experiences that make the internet feel even better than real-life. I had such an experience back in the summer of 2015. … [Read more...] about I Giorni: The Most Human Experience I’ve Had On The Internet
I face stern expressions when I tell someone about some cool apps I bought recently. I don't know how it works all over the world. So, for the benefit of this post, I'll talk about the country I live in - India.The ArgumentIn India, there is a certain stigma against the idea of purchasing software. Especially apps which usually cost less than a cup of coffee or a Friday matinée and add relatively more value to the smartphone experience than that cup of coffee adds to the day. People just … [Read more...] about The Average Indian’s Reluctance To Pay For Apps and Software
I have always been more toward the pessimistic side of things. I consider the worst possible alternatives first. Then I build up toward a working balance of positive and negative. As George Bernard Shaw once put quite appropriately - “The world needs both, the optimist and the pessimist. The optimist invents the airplane, the pessimist does the parachute.” – I too am a firm believer of pessimism not being wrong per se. The recent issue I’ve had is with self-improvement applications.With all … [Read more...] about Do We Unknowingly Lie To Self-Improvement Applications and Websites?
Last night, I learned a lesson: You cannot migrate your photos from Box to Google Photos without manually downloading and uploading them.Back in the May of 2015, Google Photos appeared with its auto-backup and unlimited storage. With that, Google made a lot of things easier for everyone. For me, a new trivial problem occurred despite all the ease.The ProblemPrior to the Google Photos app, I used to back up my photos on my Box.net account. So, I had to store the same photos in my Box … [Read more...] about Moving Pictures From Box To Google Photos: Manual and Annoying