info – indscoop Technology News, Entertaiment Thu, 19 Apr 2018 03:21:50 +0000 en-US hourly 1 114420553 8 Best Google Chrome Extensions you Need Tue, 08 Aug 2017 08:26:32 +0000 […]]]> Google Chrome is easily the most popular browser around the world despite being young when compared to the likes of good old Internet Explorer or even Apple’s Safari browser. One the reasons Chrome got injected into almost every computer system around you is the Chrome Store which gives access to thousands of extensions to do the tiniest of the jobs without lifting more than one finger.

There is a Chrome extension to help you remember passwords, the one to let you stream music, one for taking a screenshot of the web page as well as an extension to view your social media profiles under one tab. That’s how easy Chrome extension makes the job for you. Google Chrome extensions are easy and quick to install. All you need to do is go to Chrome store on your desktop and install the ones that suit your needs. Here’s a list of hand-picked Chrome extensions which can prove helpful to you in your day to day internet life.

1. LastPass

The popularly used chrome extension is a great help for those who tend to forget password easily. Take this as the little diary to keep records of your passwords encrypted. So no more resetting password if you forget them often. LastPass also has an Android and iOS app, making your passwords avaialble across all platforms.

2. Chrome IG Story

A personal favorite, the Chrome IG Story extension lets you seamlessly stay updated with latest stories someone in your Instagram circle posted, right from the desktop. As of now, the web version of Instagram version doesn’t view Stories and this extension will save you the pain of reaching out to your smartphone to check those Instagram Stories.

3. WhatFont

If you are always on a hunt for fonts and have a knack for typography, then WhatFont extension will suffice your needs. The WhatFont extension allows you to simply hover over the text you seek to inspect for its font used.

4. Bitmoji

After music, pizza and text messages if there is anything that has made the world fun then that is Emojis. You have emojis for almost everything today and you can find them everywhere. But we do know that desktop keyboard may not let you type all the emojis you want to and that is where Bitmoji comes in handy. Bitmoji extension lets you access all the emojis with a single click and you can copy and paste anywhere across the web on any platform. Even in your emails.

5. Grammarly

This one extension is a boon for professional and creative writers. However, Grammarly can also be useful in day to day growth of your writing skills. The online-grammar check tool points out errors as you write and even suggest better vocab. Thus saving you from the embarrassment of an email filled with typos or maybe just a vaguely written one.

6. Ears Audio Toolkit

Let’s face it, we struggle third party equalizer application a lot to get that perfect feel of sound to our ears. The Ears Audio Toolkit equalizer lets you adjust audio settings of independent tabs on Google Chrome. This means you can adjust a particular setting for all the music or video streaming tabs and have no audio adjustments on others. The visual equalizer extension lets you make those precise audio settings and enjoy without struggling a lot.

7. Netflix Categories

While NetFlix might be the ultimate source for your binge-watching needs but it keeps a lot of categories hidden from you. The Netflix Categories extension helps you explore those hidden categories that you might not be able to view it in on the website.

8. Full Page Screen Capture

All your struggles of taking a screenshot of a web page in installments will be answered by this one simple Chrome extension. The Full Page Screen Capture extension performs as straight forward as its name. It takes a screen shot of the complete web page, stitches them and let you save and share with a single click.

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How to prevent AdSense from showing smaller ads Tue, 08 Aug 2017 08:07:39 +0000 […]]]> Why does AdSense show smaller ads?

Showing a smaller ad in an ad unit you defined might seem like a waste of resources at first. However, this is in fact a feature of AdSense called Similar-sized ads. This simply means that AdSense can show an ad (creative) that was originally set up by the advertiser to have another size than the ad space you defined on your site.


  • 300×250 (Medium Rectangle) showing up in 328×280 (Large Rectangle) space
  • 468×60 (Full Banner) showing up in 728×90 (Leaderboard)

Why does AdSense do this?

Simply, because it increases competition. The more ads can be potentially display on your site, the higher the competition and the higher the price you will actually get per click or impression.

The downsize of showing an originally smaller ad in a larger space is that it leaves space unused left and right to the centered creative. More about this below.

AdSense resizes larger ads to fit as well

What many publishers don’t know is that also ads that were originally set up to be larger can fit into smaller ad units. E.g., AdSense can resize a Leaderboard (728×90) to fit into a Full Banner (468×60). AdSense does this for the same reason: increasing the competition for you to make more money.

Showing larger ads does not need more space. It will simply be resized to fit into the ad units size you defined.

How to stop smaller ad sizes in AdSense?

You can simply switch off the similar-size feature in your AdSense account. But be warned: this switches off all resize features for all ads. There is no ad-specific setting for this.

Go to My Ads > Allow & Block Ads and click on the Ad serving tag.

In the Display ads section, you will find the Similar sized display ads option right at the top. I switched it off in the example on the screenshot, but it is on by default.

Shout I prevent AdSense resizing ads?

The question that can literally be worth millions is whether you should switch off similar-sizes or not.

I think you shouldn’t. Having only ads displayed that perfectly fit into your ad units might cut the competition to only a fraction and decrease your ad revenue from AdSense a lot.

Can the empty space collapse automatically?

It might be a smart idea to just collape the space left unused if a smaller ad is displayed. However, due to the method AdSense uses to deliver ads and how it predefines the space it is not possible to automatically collapse the size.

Instead, if you want an ad that only takes the available space, take a look at the Responsive ad units from AdSense. They have their flaws too, though.

Let’s just assume there is a way to collapse the unused space automatically in the near future. This might be irritating, too, because it would cause the already loaded content around the ad to move by the collapsed space again.

Reports for Creative sizes

If you like the AdSense performance reports as much as I do, you will be interested in this: Asside from the normal Ad sizes report, there is one called Creative sizes, too. This report contains the sizes of the actually delivered ad sizes, not the ad unit sizes which you defined.

You can combine your ad specific report with the Creative report to see the ad sizes actually delivered to a specific ad.

Use this to see if there are really many smaller or larger ads delivered. If you still think there are too many “wrong” ad sizes used, you can switch your ad units to another size based on this report without losing too much of its performance.

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7 Steps to build a website using WordPress Mon, 07 Aug 2017 07:47:39 +0000 […]]]> WordPress is a publishing platform powering 30 per cent of the websites.

You might find building your own website fulfilling, but unless you know a lot of code, you’ll probably find publishing much on the web frustrating if not impossible. Even if you have advanced coding skills, you’ll find that building your own website and content management system will take a quite a long time.

Thankfully, there’s a completely free open source publishing system you can use to power a website or blog: WordPress. Its usability, and being free, make it the most popular content management system on the web, powering over 75 million websites. It’s also very easy to install – you don’t need to know anything about web coding.

There are really two options for using WordPress – create a website on, or self host a website. It’s really very easy to create a website on, as there are step by step instructions, but the downside is there will be limits on flexibility and how much you can upload. This tutorial is about how to host your own installation of WordPress, as it’ll give you much more freedom to scale and customise your website later on.

1. Domain and hosting

The first step to host WordPress is to ensure you have both a domain and hosting, and that the domain is pointing at the correct nameserver. If you’ve purchased both from the same provider, then it’s simpler.

WordPress is a dynamic publishing system that uses a database – so you must purchase a MySQL database on your hosting package or you won’t be able to install it.

2. WordPress download

Download the latest version of WordPress at unzip the package.

3. Setting up a database

Your hosting provider will have a section in your website’s cPanel called MySQL databases. You need to navigate to there, set up a database and then then create a user who has access to the database. If you only setup the database, you won’t be able to give the installation access to it, so make sure you create a user.

4. Setup wp-config.php

Open your downloaded package and rename the file wp-config-sample.php to wp-config.php, then open it up in a text file (you can use Notepad on Windows).

Scroll down to MySQL settings. There will be a series of criteria you will need to fill out according to how you set up your MySQL database and users in the last step. Basically copy the inputted data for:




Then save the wordpress-config.php file.

5. Upload WordPress

Once you’ve filled out this information, access your server via your FTP client. Now you need to drag and drop the contents of your WordPress folder into where you want it to appear. You can place it at the root or in a folder like /blog.

6. Install WordPress

Now that it’s uploaded, just navigate to the install script. This will be at if you installed in the root, or it will follow the folder path if you installed it in a folder. E.g:

If there haven’t been any hiccups, then WordPress should now be installed, and you’ll get a welcome message. If it hasn’t worked, it’ll be worth running through the detailed steps on to see where you may have gone wrong.

On the welcome window, enter your login details, then you’ll be taken through to the login page.

7. Getting a new theme

The most important feature of how your WordPress site will look is in Themes. If you want to change it, you can select from hundreds of free designs. There are also paid for WordPress themes to buy if you want a certain look. Beyond that, you’ll need to edit your theme’s HTML and CSS if you want to customise the precise look of your site.

At this stage, you should be ready to start publishing on WordPress – navigate to Posts >> Add new, add you’ll be able to start publishing.

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Patanjali Work Culture: Here’s what life is like in Baba Ramdev’s company Mon, 31 Jul 2017 07:15:00 +0000 […]]]> Walk into any high-powered corporation in India, and the picture is the same. You will see a glass-and-chrome office filled mostly with men in suits and ties or, at their most casual, shirts and dark trousers; meetings are usually held around a glossy table, with a screen for a PowerPoint presentation or a white board in the background; professional HR teams manage salary raises, hires and exits.

But what is life like in a company that’s run by a sadhu?

Patanjali Ayurved Limited is India’s fastest growing FMCG company. In May 2017, the company announced that it had doubled revenues in just a year to over Rs 10,000 crore, becoming India’s second largest consumer goods company, second only to Hindustan Unilever. In a single year, Baba Ramdev’s company has leapfrogged past giant companies such as ITC, Nestle, Godrej, Dabur and Tata. So Patanjali is certainly a corporate high performer.

Like any other big FMCG company, Patanjali may have an impressive food park, stretching across acres and acres of land, with state-of-the art machinery imported from around the world, and the factory floor may be governed by intricately detailed standard operating procedures with workers in hair nets and gloves. Yet, I discovered, while working on my book on Ramdev, some fascinating facts that showed a very different culture of work, one that’s completely unique in Indian corporate life.

No Mean Feet
The first — feet-touching. When the saffron dhoti- and shawl-clad Ramdev enters the complex, workers abandon their posts, rush out and queue up to touch his feet. The same treatment is given to Acharya Balkrishna, Ramdev’s short and stocky, white-robed deputy who notionally owns 96% of Patanjali’s shares, and Ram Bharat, Ramdev’s tall, strapping and mustachioed brother who manages the company’s monies.

While it is ordinary for people to touch the feet of a sanyasi like Ramdev as a mark of respect, it certainly isn’t the regular practice in an ashram to revere a brahmachari like Balkrishna or a householder like Ram Bharat.

All major decisions about Patanjali products are taken by Ramdev himself.

Little over a year ago, I witnessed Balkrishna walking into his offices on the first floor of Patanjali’s ayurveda hospital in Haridwar. The hospital staff, administrative officers and guards all rushed to greet him. They touched his feet and he tapped their backs in blessing, occasionally saying, “Khush raho”, be happy.

Not only do employees touch the feet of the leadership team but meetings aren’t the standard round-table affairs. “During meetings, Ramdev sits on a high seat. Everyone else — from the CEO to factory workers — is expected to sit on the floor, below him,” says SK Patra, Patanjali’s CEO between 2011 and 2014. As a result, Patra says, there is a gurubhai culture at Patanjali, a sense of brotherhood — and equality — as disciples of the same teacher.

For the IIT and IIM-educated Patra, the man who laid the foundations for the company’s meteoric rise, and who had a proven track record working with blue-chip firms owned by the Birlas and the Bangurs, this was a source of some tension: it meant that his subordinates viewed him as a gurubhai rather than as their boss. This was one of the reasons why Patra says he eventually left the company in 2014.

Reverence for the guru is just one facet of work life at Patanjali Ayurved. The other is the missionary zeal with which the company is run. More than the man at the helm of a nearly $4 billion commercial enterprise, Ramdev is a man on a swadeshi mission. And so more than a conservative corporate CEO, Ramdev sounds like a colourful crusader.

Will any other CEO say something like, “Colgate ka gate bhi band hoga, Pantene ka to pant gila hone wala hai, Unilever ka lever bhi baithega aur Nestle ki chidiya bhi udegi (The gate of Colgate will shut, Pantene will wet its pants, the lever of Unilever will break down, and the little Nestle bird will fly away),” as Ramdev said about his competition in 2016? Or, even that, “Patanjali has become a great brand, I hear. But you’ve seen nothing yet. There are two things that I have to do. Make all foreign companies do sirshasana (headstand) within five years, and put Mother India on the throne of the world. Kitna mazza aayega (What fun it’ll be)”.

While Ramdev may be an entertaining, and, for India Inc, an unconventional, public speaker, there is no doubt about his business canny. All major decisions about which products Patanjali should produce, and what they should look and feel like, are taken by Ramdev himself, based on instinct, not endless focus groups and data analysis.

Patra recalls that Ramdev’s dream is for Patanjali to make every product that the average Indian uses from dawn to dusk. “He would try out every new product himself — put it on his beard, on his face, use the shampoo himself. He cared deeply about how it looked, how it smelled. He would give the final seal of approval on all new products,” recalls Patra. Patanjali today produces over 500 FMCG products — from biscuits to shampoo, and from ghee to body lotion.

Ramdev try out every new product himself. He would give the final seal of approval on all new products.

Ramdev is personally involved in pricing, too, says Patra. “Baba never cared about what the market prices were. For any product pricing, he was personally involved. He would ask how much it had cost to produce something. Then with a slim margin — he just wanted to sell.” So while 1 kg packet of Tata salt costs Rs 20, Aashirwad Rs 18 and Saffola Rs 31, Patanjali sells it for just Rs 12.

Ramdev has no inherent advantage in salt. In fact, under Patra, Patanjali Ayurved tied up with a salt producer in Gujarat and began to buy in bulk from them, iodize and pack the salt and sell it. But because Ramdev is not too fussed with margins, he is able to underprice the competition in some segments.

Gunendar Kapur, a leading retail and consumer executive who had worked for over a decade at Unilever before joining as CEO and president of Reliance Retail, agrees: ‘He (Ramdev) doesn’t seem to care much about the money, he cares about his own legacy. His margins are very, very low. For formal companies, a profit after tax of less than 15% is too low. Their investors will not be happy with that kind of a performance… Ramdev does not have such a limitation.”

Work is Worship

Ramdev’s willingness to endure low margins is one of the secrets of Patanjali’s ability to keep prices low. But the other ingredient for keeping prices low is the recasting of work or labour as spiritual seva. Ramdev terms working for Patanjali as service, for the benefit of the nation, of swadeshi, of “Indian heritage”, of yoga and ayurveda.

He plays on deeply embedded insecurities about multinational colonisers and so his employees are made to feel like crusaders fighting against foreign companies, not mere workers. The ordinary rules of the labour market don’t apply at Patanjali. And what if an employee wants an annual increment?

The average Patanjali worker on the factory floor earns just Rs 6,000 per month for twelve-hour shifts, six days a week.

Conversations with Patanjali workers, past and present, reveal that Ramdev’s recasting of work as seva of the guru and his larger mission cleverly make it more difficult to demand pay hikes. In the pervasive seva culture at Patanjali only a “selfish” person would ask for an increment. If anyone does manage to overcome their inhibitions and ask for a raise, they are promptly reminded that there are many others willing to take their place in the assembly line, says a worker on the condition of anonymity. And so the average Patanjali worker on the factory floor earns just Rs 6,000 per month for twelve-hour shifts, six days a week.

Haridwar is an unlikely place for a multibillion-dollar homegrown company to have come up. A saffron-robed sadhu an unlikely captain of the ship. But perhaps what sums up Patanjali’s exceptionalism is what Ramdev said: “The purpose is not to accumulate any great wealth for myself. Look, there is an empire worth crores, no, hundreds of crores around us today, but even today, I sleep in a hut on the floor. Whatever I have got from the country, it is for the country. The wealth of Patanjali is not for any one person — it is for the country. It is all for charity.”

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11 useful WhatsApp features you didn’t know existed Wed, 26 Jul 2017 10:56:23 +0000 […]]]> Dodge the blue ticks

WhatsApp’s blue ticks show when sent messages have been read, but you can disable them buy going to Settings > Account > Privacy > Read Receipts. However, bear in mind that, by doing so, you’ll lose the ability to see when your own sent messages have been read. Another, more fiddly way of reading your messages without triggering the blue ticks, is enabling Aeroplane Mode before opening your messages – just remember to close the app before switching Aeroplane Mode off again.

Hide your ‘last seen’ time

Prevent your friends from finding out when you were last online by hiding your last seen time. Go to Settings > Account > Privacy > Last Seen. As is the case with disabling read receipts, hiding your ‘last seen’ time will also stop you from seeing anybody else’s.

Limit data usage

You can control how much data you munch through on WhatsApp by limiting the types of media you automatically download on a mobile connection. Go to Settings > Data Usage and choose the best option for you.

Customise notifications

If you’re expecting an important WhatsApp message from someone, set a custom notification for them by opening the chat, tapping their name at the top and hitting Custom Notifications.

Format your messages

To jazz up any of your messages, simply highlight it by tapping and holding it, hit the More Options key on the pop-up menu and tap the formatting option you want – bold, italic, strikethrough or monospace.

Type hands-free

You can get Siri or Google Assistant to type your WhatsApp messages out for you by saying either “Hey Siri” or “Okay Google”, followed by the name of the person you want to message and the actual contents of the message.

Mark chats as unread

When you’ve read a message but can’t reply to it straight away, you can set a visual reminder by marking it as unread. On Android, long-press the conversation, and on iOS, swipe from left to right on a chat.

Email entire conversations

You almost certainly won’t do this on a regular basis, but it’s a handy option to have. You can export entire conversations – complete with emoji and media attachments – by hitting More inside a chat a selecting Email Chat.

Mass-message contacts

You can send the same message to lots of your contacts without lumping them all into one group, much like the BCC option on email, by hitting the New Broadcast option on the app’s main menu.

Pin conversations

You pin up to three contacts and groups to the top of your WhatsApp conversation list by tapping and holding a chat, then hitting the pin icon.

Make things easier to find

You can easily mark key messages with a star, allowing you to find them easily when you need to. Just tap and hold a message and hit the star icon to save it, and return to it later by selecting Starred Messages in WhatsApp’s main menu.

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100 Bible Verses about Unconditional Love Fri, 21 Jul 2017 03:56:53 +0000 […]]]> Romans 5:8

But God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

1 John 4:8

Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love.

John 3:16

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.

1 John 4:18

There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not been perfected in love.

1 Corinthians 13:1-13

If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. If I give away all I have, and if I deliver up my body to be burned, but have not love, I gain nothing. Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; …

1 Corinthians 13:4-7

Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

1 John 4:16

So we have come to know and to believe the love that God has for us. God is love, and whoever abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him.

1 Corinthians 13:7

Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

1 John 3:16

By this we know love, that he laid down his life for us, and we ought to lay down our lives for the brothers.

Matthew 5:43-48

“You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven. For he makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust. For if you love those who love you, what reward do you have? Do not even the tax collectors do the same? And if you greet only your brothers, what more are you doing than others? Do not even the Gentiles do the same? …

Luke 6:27

“But I say to you who hear, Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you,

Romans 8:35

Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword?

1 Peter 4:8

Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins.

Ephesians 2:8

For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God,

Jeremiah 31:3

The Lord appeared to him from far away. I have loved you with an everlasting love; therefore I have continued my faithfulness to you.

1 John 4:9-10

In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his only Son into the world, so that we might live through him. In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.

Romans 12:9-10

Let love be genuine. Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good. Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor.

1 John 4:7-11

Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God. Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love. In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his only Son into the world, so that we might live through him. In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins. Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.

Titus 3:4-5

But when the goodness and loving kindness of God our Savior appeared, he saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to his own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit,

John 15:13

Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.

Romans 5:5

And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.

1 John 3:1

See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are. The reason why the world does not know us is that it did not know him.

Ephesians 5:25

Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her,

1 Timothy 1:5

The aim of our charge is love that issues from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith.

John 14:23

Jesus answered him, “If anyone loves me, he will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him.

Romans 3:23

For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,

Isaiah 49:15-16

“Can a woman forget her nursing child, that she should have no compassion on the son of her womb? Even these may forget, yet I will not forget you. Behold, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands; your walls are continually before me.

Proverbs 10:12

Hatred stirs up strife, but love covers all offenses.

1 Corinthians 13:1

If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal.

John 14:21

Whoever has my commandments and keeps them, he it is who loves me. And he who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I will love him and manifest myself to him.”

1 John 3:16-18

By this we know love, that he laid down his life for us, and we ought to lay down our lives for the brothers. But if anyone has the world’s goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does God’s love abide in him? Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth.

John 3:16-17

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.

John 15:12

“This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.

Mark 12:31

The second is this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.”

John 17:23

I in them and you in me, that they may become perfectly one, so that the world may know that you sent me and loved them even as you loved me.

2 Timothy 1:7

For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.

Romans 8:38

For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers,

Proverbs 17:17

A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.

Ephesians 3:15-19

From whom every family in heaven and on earth is named, that according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith—that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.

1 Corinthians 13:13

So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.

Philippians 2:1

So if there is any encouragement in Christ, any comfort from love, any participation in the Spirit, any affection and sympathy,

Colossians 3:14

And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony.

Proverbs 13:24

Whoever spares the rod hates his son, but he who loves him is diligent to discipline him.

1 John 2:5

But whoever keeps his word, in him truly the love of God is perfected. By this we may know that we are in him:

John 15:9

As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Abide in my love.

Psalm 52:8

But I am like a green olive tree in the house of God. I trust in the steadfast love of God forever and ever.

John 13:1

Now before the Feast of the Passover, when Jesus knew that his hour had come to depart out of this world to the Father, having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them to the end.

Galatians 2:20

I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.

John 13:34-35

A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”

Jeremiah 29:11

For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.

Deuteronomy 7:7-8

It was not because you were more in number than any other people that the Lord set his love on you and chose you, for you were the fewest of all peoples, but it is because the Lordloves you and is keeping the oath that he swore to your fathers, that the Lord has brought you out with a mighty hand and redeemed you from the house of slavery, from the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt.

1 Corinthians 16:14

Let all that you do be done in love.

Romans 8:28

And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.

Romans 5:12

Therefore, just as sin came into the world through one man, and death through sin, and so death spread to all men because all sinned—

1 Corinthians 13:4-8

Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never ends. As for prophecies, they will pass away; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will pass away.

Luke 15:20-22

And he arose and came to his father. But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and felt compassion, and ran and embraced him and kissed him. And the son said to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against heaven and before you. I am no longer worthy to be called your son.’ But the father said to his servants, ‘Bring quickly the best robe, and put it on him, and put a ring on his hand, and shoes on his feet.

2 Corinthians 5:14

For the love of Christ controls us, because we have concluded this: that one has died for all, therefore all have died;

1 Corinthians 13:4

Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant

James 2:8

If you really fulfill the royal law according to the Scripture, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself,” you are doing well.

John 15:17

These things I command you, so that you will love one another.

Ephesians 5:33

However, let each one of you love his wife as himself, and let the wife see that she respects her husband.

Ephesians 2:4-5

But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved—

1 John 4:9

In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his only Son into the world, so that we might live through him.

Colossians 2:15

He disarmed the rulers and authorities and put them to open shame, by triumphing over them in him.

Romans 11:33

Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments and how inscrutable his ways!

Zephaniah 3:17

The Lord your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness; he will quiet you by his love; he will exult over you with loud singing.

Ephesians 5:6

Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of these things the wrath of God comes upon the sons of disobedience.

Ephesians 1:6

To the praise of his glorious grace, with which he has blessed us in the Beloved.

1 John 4:19

We love because he first loved us.

1 Timothy 1:7

Desiring to be teachers of the law, without understanding either what they are saying or the things about which they make confident assertions.

Ephesians 2:3

Among whom we all once lived in the passions of our flesh, carrying out the desires of the body and the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, like the rest of mankind.

John 5:24

Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life. He does not come into judgment, but has passed from death to life.

John 3:36

Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life; whoever does not obey the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God remains on him.

Matthew 22:37-39

And he said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself.

Ephesians 5:2

And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.

Luke 11:28

But he said, “Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and keep it!”

Psalm 23:1-6

A Psalm of David. The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. …

Ephesians 4:31-32

Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice. Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.

Ephesians 3:17-19

So that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith—that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.

Ephesians 2:4

But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us,

Matthew 28:20

Teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”

Matthew 13:16

But blessed are your eyes, for they see, and your ears, for they hear.

Exodus 20:6

But showing steadfast love to thousands of those who love me and keep my commandments.

1 John 4:10-11

In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins. Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.

Romans 8:35-39

Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword? As it is written, “For your sake we are being killed all the day long; we are regarded as sheep to be slaughtered.” No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Jeremiah 31:3-4

The Lord appeared to him from far away. I have loved you with an everlasting love; therefore I have continued my faithfulness to you. Again I will build you, and you shall be built, O virgin Israel! Again you shall adorn yourself with tambourines and shall go forth in the dance of the merrymakers.

Song of Solomon 8:7

Many waters cannot quench love, neither can floods drown it. If a man offered for love all the wealth of his house, he would be utterly despised.

Song of Solomon 8:6

Set me as a seal upon your heart, as a seal upon your arm, for love is strong as death, jealousy is fierce as the grave. Its flashes are flashes of fire, the very flame of the Lord.

Romans 8:37-39

No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.

John 13:34

A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another.

John 13:23

One of his disciples, whom Jesus loved, was reclining at table close to Jesus,

Hebrews 10:26

For if we go on sinning deliberately after receiving the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins,

Matthew 2:8

And he sent them to Bethlehem, saying, “Go and search diligently for the child, and when you have found him, bring me word, that I too may come and worship him.”

Isaiah 43:10

“You are my witnesses,” declares the Lord, “and my servant whom I have chosen, that you may know and believe me and understand that I am he. Before me no god was formed, nor shall there be any after me.

2 Corinthians 13:14

The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.

Romans 8:37

No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.

Deuteronomy 4:37

And because he loved your fathers and chose their offspring after them and brought you out of Egypt with his own presence, by his great power,

Exodus 14:14

The Lord will fight for you, and you have only to be silent.”

Revelation 1:5

And from Jesus Christ the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of kings on earth. To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood

Psalm 139:1-24

To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David. O Lord, you have searched me and known me! You know when I sit down and when I rise up; you discern my thoughts from afar. You search out my path and my lying down and are acquainted with all my ways. Even before a word is on my tongue, behold, O Lord, you know it altogether. You hem me in, behind and before, and lay your hand upon me. …

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Top 5 Android auto headunits for your car Mon, 12 Jun 2017 03:26:38 +0000 […]]]> There are a number of vehicles hitting the roads these days with Android Auto built in. But not everyone is buying a new car just yet. So another way to get Android Auto in your vehicle is with a new head unit for your car. There are plenty of great ones available from JBL, Sony, Pioneer and JVC/Kenwood. We’ve gathered the best ones available and listed them below.

1.Pioneer AVIC-8200NEX

This is Pioneer’s high-end model, which will run you around $800 normally, for the head unit itself. This head unit does support Android Auto as well as Apple CarPlay, for those that may have an iPhone as well. There’s also support for SiriusXM Satellite Radio, and maps using Nokia’s HERE Maps. There are maps stored offline for the US, Canada and Puerto Rico, so you can save your smartphone’s data.

2. Sony XAV-AX100

Sony’s option here is a bit of a low-end model. It’s pretty bare as far as features go. Really only offering up Android Auto and Apple CarPlay support for users. But it does also offer up some pretty great sound (of course, that’s expected from Sony these days). There are four 55W speakers available with this head unit, which offers a pretty great audio experience.

3. JBL Legend CP100

Now this is by far the cheapest head unit available. It basically does just Android Auto and Apple CarPlay and that’s about it. It comes in at under $400, which is pretty great for a head unit, really. There’s also FM radio included, but that’s about it. There’s no Bluetooth (other than for Android Auto and Apple CarPlay), nor satellite radio included here.

4. Kenwood DDX9703S

Kenwood has a great option here in the DDX9703S, it was announced earlier this year at CES, and is one of the better head units out there. Like every other head unit on this list, it does support Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, so if you do switch to an iPhone down the road, you’re still good to go. Like Pioneer, it does also support satellite radio, built-in navigation as well as a few apps like Pandora are included.

5. Pioneer AVH4200NEX

This is Pioneer’s lower-end model, coming in at around $500. The main difference between this and the AVIC8200NEX that was listed above, is the fact that it doesn’t have it’s own built-in maps and navigation, nor storage for storing maps offline. But it does still have Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, satellite radio and much more. There’s even Pandora built in, so you are able to stream your favorite stations easily.

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5 things to know before putting money in a payments bank Wed, 29 Mar 2017 04:11:45 +0000 […]]]> Payments banks are stripped down versions of banks that have existed for many decades. The Reserve Bank of India, in 2015, gave licences 11 companies, including Reliance Industries, Aditya Birla Nuvo, Paytm, Airtel and Vodafone, to open payments bank.

Image result for how airtel payment bank works

The banks are aimed to reach out to the unbanked population of the country, many of which live in very small towns and villages.

1.Mobile banks: In its true sense, the payments banks will be mobile only banks, which mean they will not have full-fledged branches like an SBI, ICICI Bank or HDFC Bank. The account holders will be able to operate their accounts using the mobile app.

2.Small savings and small loans: Up to Rs 1 lakh of deposits can be made in a payments bank account. Also, the bank will be able to give loans up to Rs 1 lakh, especially targeted at small merchants.

3.ATM and debit cards: The cards issued by the payments bank can be used across the banking network and at any bank’s ATM for cash withdrawal.

4.Mobile services: It allows transfers and remittances through the mobile, offers services such as automatic payments of bills, cashless purchases, chequeless transactions through a phone, and money transfer directly to bank accounts at nearly no cost being a part of the gateway that connects banks.

5.Saving account and interest: Like any normal bank account, the payments bank account holder will earn interest on the balance in their savings account. For example, Airtel offers 7.25% to savings account holder. The interest are expected to be higher as the bank has less infrastructure cost.

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8 Places You Should Always Use Your Credit Card [Infographic] Wed, 08 Mar 2017 07:50:51 +0000 […]]]> Not everyone is a fan of using credit cards for purchases. They are, however, pretty convenient and they allow you to earn rewards. Beyond that, though, there are some additional benefits to using plastic for your purchase. This infographic lists eight items you should always use a credit card to pay for along with the reasons why.

In the below infographic, Business Insider lists eight times you should opt for credit. For example, they suggest using credit when you pay for a car rental because most cards offer car rental insurance. Plus, when you pay with debit, it will usually require a big deposit.

Even if you’re not into credit cards, the infographic points out some useful perks cards can offer for those purchases. It’s worth noting, though, that you should always use credit cards responsibly, and that means paying them in full and on time. Please don’t take this as an excuse to finance an expensive new laptop you don’t need with credit!

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Aadhaar Pay: now pay bills with your thumb Wed, 08 Mar 2017 06:38:59 +0000 […]]]> The government launched an Aadhaar card-linked payments system that will allow customers to ditch their debit and credit cards and pay using fingerprints.

Aadhaar Pay, a new Android-based smartphone app, will also eliminate the fee charged by private card companies such as MasterCard and Visa. The app is available on Google Play Store.

Merchants must download the app on smartphones connected to a biometric reader. A customer has to enter her Aadhaar number in the app and select a bank for payment. Biometric scans are used as passwords.

This is the government’s latest move to encourage people to go cashless. The app was first announced by finance minister Arun Jaitley in his budget speech in February. The government targets 25 billion digital transactions on various new payments platforms in 2017-18.

The government issued one billion Aadhaar cards till April 2016, the latest year for which data is available. At least 400 million of these are linked to bank accounts, and the government hopes to link the rest by the end of this month.

Aadhaar Pay has been developed by IDFC Bank in collaboration with several government organisations, including the agency that controls Aadhar cards.

The bank hopes to enrol up to 75,000 merchants over the next two years, said its founder and CEO Rajiv Lall.

“Basic banking services will come to those who do not have even basic mobile phones,” he said.

The State Bank of India and Punjab National Bank will launch their merchant platforms for Aadhaar Pay in the coming weeks.

The app has some limitations, though.

It works only where there is internet connection, unlike debit or credit card machines which can work on telephone lines. Plus, the app can’t be used to transfer funds or get immediate information on refunds.

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All you know about VoLTE for your Jio Sim Wed, 08 Mar 2017 06:31:01 +0000 […]]]> With Jio 4G SIM in your device, you must have noticed an extra HD or VoLTE icon besides network bars in the notification panel. This icon is very important for your voice service with Jio 4G SIM card.

Unlike traditional network operators where voice calls were made based over network bar (radio), voice call in Jio 4G is dependent on VoLTE or HD. This is a separate entity in network architecture other than radio access.

So in short for Jio 4G:

  1. Network bars with 4G icon will give access to data network i.e. internet and not voice.
  2. For voice cervices your phone should register on VoLTE server which is indicated by icon HD or VoLTE.
  3. Any fluctuation in network coverage will not affect your voice call service as long as your phone has HD or VOLTE icon (VoLTE registered).
  4. In case your HD or VoLTE icon disappears, you will not be able to make or receive voice calls. So you can reboot phone or toggle flight mode to see if the icon reappears.
  5. It is most unlikely that the icon may disappear but you can always use above method if it happens.

For other 2G/3G/4G operators, normally people look for network bars and if its available they go for voice call.
But for Jio 4G you will have to look for both network bars and HD or VoLTE icon to go forward with the voice call.

When registered on HD or VoLTE, user can experience est in class voice and video calls to other Jio 4G users.
The audio clarity is very good as the voice transmission takes place over IP network.

Broadly speaking, when you power up your phone:

  • First phone has to register to network for data services and,
  • Then register to another server for voice call facility.

Now some device do not support VoLTE from hardware itself and so they will have to use “JioVoice app” for voice services.
When this app is installed you will have a JioVoice phone dialer similar to your default phone dialer app.
There will be no HD or VoLTE icon in notification bar when using “JioVoice app” but you can still make or receive calls from this app.
In short you will have to replace your default phone dialer app to “JioVoice app”.

Note: JioVoice app works only when Jio 4G SIM card is inserted in you phone.

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Jio effect on Vodafone 4G and Airtel 4G Tue, 07 Mar 2017 04:34:14 +0000 […]]]> Reliance Jio created a big revolution in the telecom industry when it launched its operations by offering free unlimited data to all the customers. This made the company a huge hit and people were even ready to stand in queues for hours to get a Jio sim. One thing to note is that  Jio has started its telecom operations only on its 4G network so the customers would not get 2G or 3G services like standard voice calls. The customers would need a VoLTE (Voice over LTE) ready phones to make phone calls on Jio network.

Although, Reliance Jio had a limitation of operating on 4G only phones(preferably Volte phones), it made a reverse effect on the mobile industry where  the sales of the 4G Volte ready phones saw a huge jump. Reliance Jio also launched their own 4G Volte smartphones at lower prices starting at 2,999. To be fair, this phones were mostly used to create hotspot, so that people can use the Jio 4G data. All in all, this created a havoc in the telecom industry with the well-established operators like Vodafone and Airtel who had also launched their 4G services in India to lower their data rates.

Jio Prime

Reliance Jio last month made an announcement that it’s free services are ending wherein they offered Unlimited Data, Unlimited Voice Calls & SMS on 31st March. Instead, they have launched a Jio Prime plan. This plan offers Unlimited Data, Voice Calls and SMS for Rs.303/month. The plan includes 1GB  4G data/day and Unlimited everything else. Relaince Jio has also promised that the data used in the voice calls would not count against the 1GB data limit. Now, both the major telecom operators,Vodafone and Airtel have launched their 4G plans which compete directly with Reliance Jio at a similar price.

Reliance Jio 4G Vodafone 4G Airtel 4G
Voice Calls Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Data 28 GB 28 GB 28 GB
Validity 28 Days 28 Days 28 Days
Data Limit 1GB/Day 1GB/Day 500 Mb/Day and 500 Mb/Night
Offer period ends on 31st March 15th March
Subscription fee 99/- Free Free
Price 303/- per month 346/- per month 345/- per month
SMS Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Roaming Free Free Free

Reliance Jio

Apart from the above mentioned price of Jio 4G prime plan where a user has to pay a one-time fee of 99/- to enroll in the Jio Prime plans, Jio also offers other regular plans. One thing to note is that Reliance Jio offers Unlimited Voice Calls & SMS in each of its plans.

Also worth noting is that, Reliance Jio offers a non-prime plan at the same price of 303/- per month but in this plan, instead of the 1GB/Day in the prime plan, the non-prime plan only offers 2.5 GB per month.

Jio Prime vs Non-Prime plan
Jio Prime v/s Non-Prime plan

Below given is the list of all the plans offered by Jio 4G and their validity.

 Plans Rs 19/- Rs 49/- Rs 96/- Rs 149/- Rs 303/- Rs 499/-
Data 100 MB 300 MB 0.6 GB 1 GB 28 GB(prime) 56 GB(prime)
Calls & SMS Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Validity 1 Day 3 Days 7 Days 28 Days 28 Days 28 Days


All the above plans that Jio offers are 4G plans and validity of upto 28 Days. There are also some higher plans from Jio priced at Rs 999, Rs 1999, Rs 4999, Rs 9999. This plans have validity of 60 days, 90 days, 180 days and 360 days respectively. This plans from Jio are useful for broadband connections which have higher validity period.

Vodafone 4G

Vodafone 4G plans 2017
Vodafone 4G plans 2017

Vodafone, one of the top cellular network companies in India had to counter the pricing war started by Reliance Jio to offer reasonable 4G plans at the similar price to maintain company’s loyal customer base. Vodafone has now introduced a 4G plan of Rs 342/- or Rs 346/- per month (Validity:28 Days) as part of Vodafone’s “Welcome Back” offer. This plan is similar to Jio’s plan in terms of validity and data offered. Vodafone’s plan include 1GB data per night and 1Gb data per night.

Also if the customers enroll in this offer by doing the recharge of this amount, those customers are eligible for this offer for the next 11 months. The offer to enroll in this program is valid only till 15th March,2017. One thing to note is that Vodafone doesn’t offer free Voice Calls and SMS with the recharge of this plans, This plans only include data and doesn’t offer any talktime.

Airtel 4G

Airtel 4G Plans 2017
Airtel 4G Plans 2017

Airtel, trying to maintain its share in the telecom market, introduced a plan similar to Vodafone and Reliance Jio. Airtel has launched a prepaid plan of Rs 345/- where on the recharge of this specified amount, the customers will get 1GB data per day resulting in 28 GB data per month. But, the difference here is that, Airtel offers 1GB data per day with a restriction.

The restriction here is that, Airtel customers can only use 500 Mb 4G data per day and 500 Mb4G data at night. The night data can be used from 12am to 6am. Similar to Vodafone and Reliance Jio, Airtel guarantees that the customers who enroll in this plan till 31st March will be able to use this plans for the next 11 months.

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Raw Jackfruit helps Prevention of Diabetes Tue, 28 Feb 2017 03:37:27 +0000 […]]]> Several studies have reported various types of health benefits of jackfruit. It aids in digestion because it is rich in fibre, its pulp has been found to be useful in boosting the immune system.
Other amazing benefits of Jackfruit are improving thyroid function, anti-cancer benefits, skin and vision improvements, lower blood pressure and yes including its role in the management of type 2 diabetes and obesity.

Many people stay away from this fruit as they believe it is high in calories and carbohydrates but its not true, jackfruit are rich in protein, starch, calcium, vitamins A,B,C, cooper and potassium. Contrary to this, jackfruit can be eaten by those trying to lose weight simply because it helps you keep energised and full for longer. Besides, it helps provide antioxidants such as vitamin C, flavanoids, phytonutrients and potassium, which boost skin and immune function.


In one study, the extracts of jackfruit significantly improved glucose tolerance in both normal and diabetic patients.So jackfruit is not harmful for anyone and if you want to control your diabetes then you need to control on your consuming sugar from other ways, i m not in favor of leaving any thing but you can take that from some other different ways like you can choose.Jack fruit is the sweetest of the fruits but has low glycemic index. This feature is because it contains fructose as it’s essential component. Fructose is easily digestible but doesn’t get absorbed easily.

It is also effective in treating diabetes. Grapefruits are refreshing and help to control the glucose level of the blood in a time span of three days.This is also an important anti-diabetic fruit. Rose apple positively affects the pancreas. This prevents the starch from converting into sugar form that increase the level of glucose in the body. Rose apple also quenches thirst and stops excessive urination.Even though fruits are beneficial for diabetics, they cannot replace medication treatment. Fruits can only help patients preventing or controlling symptoms, but cannot treat this disease.

Unripe jack fruit has low glysemic index. The glysemic index of unripe jackfruit is less than rice and wheat. Hence it is recommended for diabetic. A study conducted on unripe jackfruit found that 30 grams of unripe jackfruit equals one cup of rice or two chapathis

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5 reasons why India is Better than Dubai Mon, 27 Feb 2017 04:14:14 +0000 […]]]> From my recent visit to Dubai, guess I can list out few things in India I like better than Dubai just based on my observations.

1. Use of Mobile Wallet

Heard that ‘Etisalat’ has a Mobile Wallet in Dubai, but sadly nobody aware of it and hardly find any place using mobile wallet. In India ‘Paytm’ is accepted everywhere, starting from street merchants. I’m paying 7RS tea using mobile wallet. Thanks to #Paytm #Mobikwik #freecharge.

2. Mobile Phone service providers

There are only two service providers in Dubai unlike in India, Etisalat and Du. No more competition , so call rates are very high. I had to pay AED 50 for a new prepaid sim. In India So many Service providers and competition is very high, call/data tariffs are very cheap, after the entry of ‘jio’ almost everything is free.

3. Online Recharging

Didn’t find any recharging method online for my prepaid mobile. Need to go to a kiosk to recharge using cash. Same for metro card recharging, no online option need to go to metro station counter to recharge

4. Uber Rocks in India

Uber Taxis are cheaper than auto fare in India. But Uber is costlier than normal taxis in Dubai. UBer rocks in India

5.VoIP is blocked in Dubai

If you live in or  travel to Dubai, you may encounter some blocks to internet content and your online activity could be supervised. The UAE’s has various censorship laws, which blocks some internet content, including Skype, Flickr, porn, and torrenting, and gives the government the right to monitor your activity.

Roadtrip from my Dubai Visit

OIL Money: Yup.. a litre of petrol costs AED 1.5, but a coffee costs AED 5

Cycles and Motor Cycles: Hmm.. only the pizza, paper and courier delivery boys, use bikes and cylces in Dudai. India?

Address: No name board contains the address in dubai, unlike in India.

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360-Degree Video Support Coming To VLC Android App Mon, 28 Nov 2016 04:46:20 +0000 […]]]> The VLC media player is one of the most popular programs of its kind in the world. In addition to playing almost every media format ever invented and boasting a plethora of customization options, VLC also gained a whole lot of fans by being developed as an open-source software project. The Android port of this popular player has been available on the Google Play Store for over four years now and just like every other version of VLC, the app has been receiving regular updates ever since then.

Speaking of which, VLC developers just announced another major feature for their media player. Namely, as of a few days ago, this piece of software boasts support for 360-degree videos. The said functionality is still in an experimental phase of development and is currently only available through a technical preview version of VLC for computers running Windows and macOS. However, VideoLAN already confirmed that support for 360-degree videos will be packed with the VLC 3.0 which is slated for an official release in the next couple of days.

This feature has been developed in collaboration with Giroptic, a San Francisco, California-based virtual reality startup best-known for its portable 360-degree cameras. According to VideoLAN, Giroptic has provided them with video and code samples, cameras, and guidance while they were developing VLC support for 360-degree videos. The wording of VideoLAN’s press release suggests that the Californian firm helped them free of charge, simply for the sake of driving the global adoption of 360-degree video content. The Android version of VLC is expected to introduce this feature at some point next year. In addition to that, VideoLAN announced that they’re planning to bring VLC to VR headsets including HTC Vive, Google Daydream, and Oculus Rift. That VLC port is also expected to hit the market next year. Last but not least, developers confirmed that 360-degree audio support for the Android version of VLC is also in the works, though no release window for the thereof has yet been given. All in all, aficionados of 360-degree videos have a lot to look forward to next year. Regarding the VLC technical preview mentioned above, keep in mind that this feature is still a work in progress so it may not run seamlessly before VideoLAN launches VLC 3.0.

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How to save a GIF from Twitter Thu, 11 Aug 2016 04:22:04 +0000 […]]]> Twitter has currently no option to save a GIF directly in their app. Another problem is that Twitter GIFs are not real GIFs. They are just videos that automatically play in a loop. However, it is possible to download a Twitter GIF and convert it to a real GIF in just two steps.

First, you need to download the GIF as video. SaveDeo makes that possible:

  1. Go to:
  2. Copy the direct link to the post in the input box
  3. Click download.

Now you have the GIF in the MP4 video format. Next you need to convert the video to a GIF. Therefore you can useEZGIF:

  1. Go to:
  2. Upload the video you just downloaded.
  3. Set the start time to 0
  4. Set the end time to the length of the video.
  5. Click convert to GIF.
  6. Click save to download the file.
22 best money making iOS/Android apps Wed, 27 Apr 2016 05:15:37 +0000 […]]]> We all think Smartphone; it is only the source of investment. Nobody has ever thought of making money by simply downloading the smartphone application. Don’t ever think of earning a hell lot of cash by using these iOS or Android apps, but these apps can make you earn some decent cash as your side income.

By downloading the applications such as Google Opinion Rewards, MintCoins, Earn money, and Rewardable and App Casher, you can make somewhat cash in your wallet as your additional income.

1: Google Opinion Rewards

It might appear surprising, but Goggle has launched its own application where one earns as much as one wants. Google Opinion Rewards helps you to earn money by completing surveys. By downloading this application from the Google Play, you will be updated with the new surveys available. Spend a few moments answering questions and earn credit to buy application, music and other things. (Android)

2: MintCoins

MintCoins enables you to earn the real cash. By using this application, you can earn by various means, such as by downloading the free application, watching videos, registering on websites and referring them to the people. You can withdraw your cash from the PayPal account. (Android)

3: iPoll

It is a survey based  application where you can pull a little cash. Besides this, we can look up to complete a series of mission. However, a few missions are offered in a restricted place, but  the rest can be completed by anyone, anywhere. iPoll will help winning money as well as credit for the iTunes and Amazon credit. (Android | iOS)

4: Earn Money

As the name suggests, the application is motivated to make people earn money. You can earn money by installing applications and also by watching videos. The reward is quickly transferred in the PayPal account, once you complete the assignment given. (Android)

5: Rewardable

It is a United States based application where the user will have to enter the Zip code and start earning money by completing the virtual task. Rewards vary from the low to high earning. (Android | iOS)

6: AppCasher

Appcasher is an application where you get the opportunity to test the application and earn money. You can simply earn credits by simply launching the application, and  the earned credits can be converted to the gift cards wherein users can buy things from the Amazon or iTunes or the Cash can also be forwarded to the PayPal account. (Android | iOS)

7: Field Agent

While playing with this application, what you need to do is to engage the field agent in the field work and complete a small mission. By following instruction flashed on the screen, you have to complete a target in 2 hours. For each mission, you will be paid between $2 and $12. (Android)

8: CheckPoints

If you fond of Shopping mall, then Checkpoints is a right application for you. You have to simply get into the grocery store and shopping mall and scan things or follow the instruction flashed on the screen. By simply playing this application, you can earn the multiple rewards such as points to be used on, Walmart gifts, games, and more. (Android | iOS)

9: EasyShift

On easy shift one has to complete the assignments such as taking snaps, giving an opinion on different points, and also by recording price of the product. Once you clear the beginner’s level, you will automatically switch to the higher-paying assignments and other highly paid perks. By playing this application, you get money with the 48 hours. (Android | iOS)

10: AppTrailers

This is simply about the preview of the application and earning the points. You help the application makers to improve their application and you will pay half a cent for each video you watch. If you try out a demo, then you will be paid something between 9 cents and a dollar. (Android | iOS)

11: Iconzoomer

You need to snap and click as much as you want. Click, share and win money for each application. You can also share the feedback and get paid via PayPal. (Android | iOS)

12: Gympact

Exercising was never a fun and credible, you can enjoy both health and wealth together. You can join a week’s regime and get points. If you happen to skip someday, then you will have to skip the same. By joining this application, you earn $0.50-$0.75 per workout and it may last up to 30 minutes. (Android | iOS)

13: Gigwalk

Become a Gigwalker and then get paid assignments. The assignments include the clicking on the photograph of the places, handing out fliers, checking out mystery shopper. This application pays you higher amount, something between $10-$15 per hour. (Android | iOS)

14: Shopkick

If you happen to be a shopaholic and you are an expert at bargaining then earn shopping kicks. With every walk or purchase, you will be able to redeem the kicks. You earn the kicks, to unlock the gift cards and earn at your ease. (Android | iOS)

15: ESPN Streak for the Cash

If you are a sports person then make predictions for the each game. For every longest winning of the month you can win up to a monthly grand prize of $50,000.  What you need to do here is to play 10 different sports and win the streak. (Android | iOS)

16: Phewtick

Getting Phewtick on your phone is a great idea. It is about meeting people, scanning a QR code and voila and get paid. (This app has been banned from Google Play Store and iOS App Store)

17: Cash King

Well, it is really a king, what you need to do here is to download the application and try them out for free. You might get the task of watching videos or completing surveys. Get paid via PayPal or enjoy gifts. (Official Site – though not able to find the smartphone apps, so far)

18: Play and win

Here you can watch the video ads, or download and play some new games. What you need to do here is simply to get registered and get paid. Withdraw money from the PayPal. (Unable to locate the latest app)

19: Npolls

Sharing opinions via answering polls, on different niche such as politics, sports, trends, lifestyle and more, might earn you 20 cents per survey. (Android | iOS)

20: Mobile Rewards

By signing up the free service or simply by watching YouTube, video or mentioning a product on the Facebook wall, might earn you enough credit via PayPal. Users can use the referral links and may earn up to 100 credits and 10% extra on the recommendation. (Android)

21: JunoWallet

Have fun and earn together. Here users have to simply play games, watch videos, and complete surveys, and win gift coupons, such as winning gift cards, games, movie ticket, coffee, pizza and more. (Android | iOS)

22: Thumbspeak

This is again a polling website, where you get paid for the opinion. Even here, you might get paid via PayPal. (No longer exists)

I hope this list of 22 apps that can help you earn some decent side income on your Android or iOS smartphones/tablets. If you like this article, we appreciate to get a share with your friends on social networks. Stay tuned for more technology news and guides.

Matched Content by Google Adsense now Shows Promoted Ads Mon, 08 Feb 2016 09:16:47 +0000 […]]]> Add Additional Income with Adsense Contextual Ads

Its been quite some time Google has introduced Matched Content right after introducing Page Level Ads. These two types of ads were introduced keeping in mind the rise of contextual advertising networks like Taboola. Adsense also went a step ahead with Page Level ads which comprises of Sticky and Interstitial ads.

Most of my websites are approved for showing both Page Level and Matched content ads. However I paused using Page Level Ads which were giving low RPM and continued using Matched Content. One interesting thing I have noticed the past few days is though Google Adsense Matched content started by saying that it should only related posts on your own blog/website it slowly started experimenting showing different types of Ads along with Matched content on your site.

Initially I noticed Google Adsense used to show an extra ad right below matched content on Mobile Devices. Though the fill rate was low, this was visible for only few mobile users as Adsense was doing a test.

The below are the screenshots of Matched Content Ads that I found on my blog:

Below you can see in the screenshots matched content showing PROMOTED BY

And today I have noticed that Google Adsense went a step ahead and started showing related ads of other websites just like Taboola along with your existing related articles. As of now I am noticing these ads only on Mobile Devices, may be Google is still testing out and once their test is finished they will make a full roll out on all devices.

I also started noticing Matched Content showing up in Adsense Earnings as well.

matched content earning report on adsense

Thereby Google Adsense has created a new opportunity to make money from your blog with Contextual Advertising. So, if you are an approved publisher to display Matched content then implement it right away.

How to Quickly Start Making Money With Tue, 08 Dec 2015 05:05:11 +0000 […]]]> A few days ago I needed a PHP developer instantly to make some changes in my site and one of my friends suggested me to hire the one on I did the same; hired a developer online, he got the task done and finally I payed him off. So, after spending a few time on I realized that anybody with even less skills can start making money online by becoming a freelancer on

It’s really very easy and quick way to start making money online. Previously I used to think that blogging is the only great medium to make good money online but after spending time on, I realized that it’s the great platform to make more money with less efforts.

What the Actually is? is actually a global outsourcing marketplace, which allows employers to post different jobs to be done online in a limited time, and any relevant skilled user on can apply for the job and after completion of the task, he/she will be paid out by the employer.

In more simple words, is a marketplace where employers and employees are able to find each other. The site allows employers to post work to get done. Anybody is then able to offer quotes to complete the project, upon which point the original employer is able to award the work.

This platform is not only for developers or programmers to make money, in fact with any of your skill (including mobile phones, computing, content writing, photoshop, designing, data entry, administration, product sourcing, manufacturing, language translation and many more), it lets you make money online by finding projects with your skills.

Getting Started with

If you decided to start making money with, the first thing you will have to do is create your account. For this, visit and click on Sign up link to register.

The sign up process is very easy. You can either sign up with Facebook or by providing your details like email, username and password. As shown in the following screenshot, it will also ask you whether you’re signing up to hire employees or work as an employee.

Sign up at Freelancer

After signing up to Freelancer, setup your profile by filling up the required details such as your skills, your per hour dollar value to work (in other words, this is your per hour cost you will be paid out by employer), payment method verification, email verification and more.

As soon as you will complete your profile, you will start receiving notifications about the new projects related to your skills saved in your profile.

Or you can search for new projects related to your skills in For this, you just need to login in to your account, and in the Work tab, you can browse different new projects to apply for them.

Find New Projects in Freelancer

Once you find a new project that you can easily complete, just open the project and then click on Bid on this Project button, and then choose your bid/amount that will be paid out to you.

Place Bid on Freelancer

Keep bidding on the projects of your skills like this and wait for the employer’s response. If any employer will find you able to get his/her project done, he/she will contact you.

Finally, after completing the project, the same will award you the money. But, always remember that only start working on the project if employer created a milestone payment with you. Now, what is milestone payment? The company explains it like the following:

At your request, will accept an advance payment from an Employer for a project. We will hold such funds (a “Milestone Payment™“) until the Employer and the Freelancer agree that the funds should be released to the Freelancer.

Top 5 Websites To Download Music For Free Online Tue, 08 Dec 2015 03:36:42 +0000 […]]]> There is not a person on this earth who doesn’t like listening to music. It is our escape from the monotonous routine of everyday life. It provides us peace, satisfaction, motivation and so many other emotions. We tend to zone out while listening to our favourite artists. I bet you are not aware about the top 5 websites to download music for free online.

There are too many websites on the internet to download free music. However, they charge you for every song you download or they make you subscribe to some membership. You don’t want to pay to download music, do you? You want to download music for free.

If you too are a music freak and want to know free music download websites then you have come to the right place.

Here are the top 5 websites to download music for free online: is easily the oldest website on this list. Started in 1997, it has the best collection of jazz, hip hop, pop punk and heavy metal. It can boast of having the biggest list of MP3 songs with high bitrate. It is one of the biggest names in this list of websites to download music for free online. It offers free download of over a million songs

2. NoiseTrade : NoiseTrade is a platfom for part promotion and part free music. It gives to the option to download free music of independent artists in return of your postal code and email address. The user interface of NoiseTrade is impressive yet simple to facilitate free music download. It does not take much effort to search songs or browse artists.

It also provides a visual hub, which contains complimentary mixtapes and recommendations covering a number of musicians, genres and other upcoming events. The USP of this site is that they offer exclusive samples from artists
before their actual release date along with links to the social media page of the artist.


3. Free Music Archive : WFMU, an independent community radio station based in New Jersey started a mission, a mission to make contemporary music of each and every genre free to everyone in 2009. Thus was conceived. This site has become a treasure to download music for free online.
It maintains a proper index of the artists connected to this website and also allows users to upload their music to the archives of the website directly. It will literally take you months to browse through the collection.


4. SoundOwl: SoundOwl has around 300,000 tracks from both independent artists as well as Searching for songs to download music for free online is easy. It provides you a list of songs that fit the search words. The website clearly mentions that users are not allowed to upload songs that are not their own.
To ensure that people don’t upload songs which they don’t own, they have a partnership with Copyseeker. It helps in removing material protected by copyright and catch violators.big names of the music industry. The user interface is minimal and clean.


5. For a great music collection, visit There is a possibility that you might feel that this website only streams songs and cannot download free music. That is a misconception. You will find a free music downloads section which has a number of genres on the left column.

Browse through the collection and when you find something great, you will have to click on a “Free Download” button which is blue in color. You can even find some old numbers and get all nostalgic.


Hope these top 5 websites to download music for free online helped you in finding songs you were looking for. Download and enjoy listening your free songs. If we missed out any quality website or if you know more websites like this feel free to share them with us in the comments section.