Top 5 New Features of Android N


Android N is still in its active development phase while the recent Developer Preview released by google has gained much expectation to this new version. The Final Release is planned for Q3 of 2016. Here are the Top New Features Read more

Managing your Mailing List


Emails are often the most time-consuming work for every professional, finding the important conversation amidst the noise is a real challenge. I was surprised to find that I was subscribed to more than 900+ mailing list.Think about the amount Read more

Awesome tools to make you Super Productive


Busy! The favorite word of every IT person, which signs that we are turning unproductive. The moment you feel you are busy, take a break. Breaks allow you to regain your focus, sharpens your intuition, allows you to make conscious Read more

Snapshot 2013 - A Year of Giving!


I don't believe in taking new year resolutions. But Jan 1st is surely a good place to start our life with new focus and purpose; for the next 365 days. As 2013 ends and  2014 unfolds, I would love Read more

Top 5 New Features of Android N

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Android N is still in its active development phase while the recent Developer Preview released by google has gained much expectation to this new version. The Final Release is planned for Q3 of 2016.

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Here are the Top New Features you can expect in Android N,

1. Multi Window Support

Android N provides Native split screen support which enables the system to show 2 apps simultaneously in the screen stacked side-by-side or one top of another. This screen will greatly help the user to multitask between apps without the hassle of switching between apps.

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     Here are some of the cool features to the Notifications which enhances the usability, Read more


Managing your Mailing List

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Emails are often the most time-consuming work for every professional, finding the important conversation amidst the noise is a real challenge. I was surprised to find that I was subscribed to more than 900+ mailing list.Think about the amount of noise my inbox would generate. HUGE!

Watch the Video Interview of Mark Parker, CEO of Nike, Where he says an advice he got from Steve Jobs on Focus.

People think focus means saying yes to the thing you’ve got to focus on. But that’s not what it means at all. It means saying no to the hundred other good ideas that there are. You have to pick carefully. I’m actually as proud of the things we haven’t done as the things I have done. Innovation is saying “no” to 1,000 things.

Mailing List create a huge content feed in our inbox which always distracts us from focusing on the high priority conversations. I have experienced and seen plenty of people getting lost after opening their mailboxes. Managing the email subscriptions are key to your mailbox discipline.

Un-Subscribing to unwanted mailing list can hugely clean up your inbox giving you more visibility to the task in hand, keeping you more organized with emails. Here is how you can manage your mailing list subscription, 

Use UNROLL.ME to un-subscribe from the Zillion ‘used-less/use-less’ mailing list.

UNROLL.ME: A fabulous tool which I use to manage my subscription. This tool inspired me to even think about how unproductive I get after seeing all the noise generated in my inbox. The app is both in Web and iOS format.

Upon using this tool, I am really free from the noise of mailing list and I can now focus on the important emails and save plenty of time from cleaning my inbox. I would recommend you to give it a try and share your comments on his this app saved your day.

Happy Un-Subscribing! 🙂


Awesome tools to make you Super Productive

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Busy! The favorite word of every IT person, which signs that we are turning unproductive. The moment you feel you are busy, take a break. Breaks allow you to regain your focus, sharpens your intuition, allows you to make conscious plans and be more productive. I am sharing 3 simple ways, I hack my brain to be little more productive everyday. 

Start using these awesome tools and enjoy a happy healthy life!

#1: Limitless Chrome Plugin: We tend to spend most our time browsing web, checking mails, socializing online. This plugin helps us to measure our productivity, set goals, remind us on our short-term / long-term goals and motivate us. I am glad that one of my friend has created this plugin which has become an awesome start in my everyday work-life.

Download Limitless here.

#2: Calm: Every IT geek excuse a healthy lifestyle for their busy schedule. Keeping your mind calm and peaceful is the first step towards healthy thoughts and we surely need at-least 2 minute of relaxation in a form of meditation (or) a nature walk alongside a river or beach or park to refresh our mind. But as we have already discussed, our busy self will never take us to beach or park. So how about bringing a beach or park  to our desktop? 

Calm is an online portal providing a relaxing and refreshing guided meditation and natural setting for melting our mind into tranquility. Experience the magic here. Read more


Snapshot 2013 – A Year of Giving!

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I don’t believe in taking new year resolutions. But Jan 1st is surely a good place to start our life with new focus and purpose; for the next 365 days. As 2013 ends and  2014 unfolds, I would love to share my awesome moments and thank you all for supporting me in whatever small i do.

With purpose comes passion, with passion comes enthusiasm.

Having Set the purpose for 2013: to share my knowledge to student community, I thoroughly enjoyed the year! It was an awesome experience and defining my purpose helped me to focus my efforts and has enabled me to work the whole year with renewed enthusiasm. 

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Here is a quick snapshot of my events and talks in 2013. 

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1. Jan 31st: I finally setup my Home Studio after a long research on Mics, Sound System.

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2. April 14th: Attended 12th Designer’s Meetup by Photoshop Usergroup, Chennai (had a chance to Network with wonderful designers and got lot of Inspiration)

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3. May 5th: My cute sister got her Graduation Certificate for her Masters in Business Administration. A day to cherish in 2013.

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4. June 26th: The most  memorable day in my life. I published my first Technology Podcast (Audio Recording) in Tamil ( My Initiative to help community to know the latest trend in IT Industry). Listen to my podcast here.

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5. August 14th: A day where I decided to become eternal. I registered for complete Organ donation. This day will be remembered by me forever. Click here to read my blog-post on Organ donation.

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6. September 7th: I was promoted in my family. 🙂 Yes! My sister gave birth to a cute angel (baby girl) “Shravanthi”. I love her so much!! I realized the pain and the sacrifice of a women in these days. The most wonderful moment, i’ll always cherish in my life.

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7. October 20th: I should thank Mr.Hari Krishanan who introduced me to Toastmasters International. It was a powerful Division Conference where I had the privileged to meet Mr.Dhananjay Hetrechi. This event surely had a big impact on my public speaking skills.I have shared my learning in my blog-post here.

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8. October 14th:The monsoon was the perfect time to trigger my childhood hobby! I planted 12 little plants and brought my gardening hobby back to life! When i connect with nature, I can able to understand more about me.

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9. November 29th: Attended DroidCon India 2013 – India’s largest Android Conference. I met so many technology evangelists, won lots of goodies, networked with so many developers. I went as a participant, became a volunteer and came back as an expert. – what more good, can you expect from a conference?

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10. December 29th: I upgraded my first PC and gave it to my brother ( who was in need of a PC).My father presented me, my first Personal Computer, 10 years ago (in 2004). It was a pentium 4, 256 MB RAM, 40GB Hard-disk. It is still working great. This machine taught me everything in computers, that i know today. It’s my first guru and a memorable childhood friend.  I believe my PC will help my brother to learn technology, teach him good things and will surely be a wonderful companion to him.  

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2014: A Year where I’ll create measurable Impact by working on the most important goals of my life. To create lasting impression through my work, is my purpose for the year 2014!

Here are my high level goals for 2014:

  1. Author my first Book on Technology (180 Pages)
  2. Work on my Fitness, do consistent, timely workouts to improve and strengthen my mind and body.

Before I end this post, I need to say thank you. Thanks for reading this lengthy blog-post and encouraging me all through my life! Happy New year! Wish everyone of you a wonderful 2014!

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Mobile App Vs Mobile Web

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You have a great idea! You might have attended online classes teaching you how to create Mobile apps. But, Do you really know how to decide if you can develop your idea as an Mobile site or an app? Here is my quick checklist which can help you choose between creating a Mobile app or Mobile site?

Mobile Website:

1. Control: It gives freedom for you to choose the technology and distribution of Content
2. Budget: You don’t want to hire a separate iOS or Android developer to write two different versions of the same app. You can avoid extra tools, extra resources. Instead you can use your in-house web developers to create responsive Mobile sites.
3. Technology: Currently the browser technologies like HTML 5, CSS 3, JavaScript allows every developers to create much powerful Mobile Websites experience.

Mobile Apps:

1. Performance:  Native apps use the horsepower of the hardware to give nicer and richer experience along with high performance.
2. Features: As discussed on the previous point, Mobile apps can leverage from the hardware, providing more immersive experience through variety of features. Primarily the developer gets access to the device level integration packaging the app with powerful features.
3. Revenue: People often pay for the app itself, but not many will be willing to pay for downloading an Mobile Website from the app store. Hence, when you target to make money out of your app downloads, Mobile apps serve the purpose.

If you feel, I have not listed any other important parameters which is crucial in your decision making, Kindly register your comments below. Also do let me know your experience in choosing between Mobile app Vs Mobile Site. 


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