Friday, July 29, 2016

MIUI 8 Battery Saver + Background Apps

How to configure your MI Phone or Mi Pad - to run apps in background with battery saver, super useful if you like to use applications like uTorrent.

MI has got good built in power saving modes and its good for basic users, but you know better-  you need the real deal.

Head to settings > Battery & Performance

Select Manage Apps Battery Usage

The MIUI would have set the default to Ultimate and rest options are greyed out- like the developer mode - tap 4-5 times to unlock the power saving modes.

Once unlocked - set the battery saving to off.

Go back to Battery & Performance - select Power >

App Battery Saver 

Select your apps that you need to lock even when screen it locked.

and you are done, download your content from internet with ease.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

TV Series Pilot Review : The Blacklist


The Premise

When former government agent and fugitive Raymond "Red" Reddington surrenders to the FBI, he makes them an offer they can't refuse. On the mysterious condition that he work only with recent Quantico graduate Liz Keen, he agrees to help put away criminals from a list that he compiled, which includes politicians, mobsters, spies and international terrorists -- starting with long-thought-dead terrorist Ranko Zamani. As the two pursue their quarry, Red forces the rookie profiler to think like a criminal to see the bigger picture.

The look of the show

Crime Action Thriller

Star Cast
James Spader the man to watch out, Harry Lenix is a familiar face.

Production value
The show looks good, the setup, the non-cgi explosions and choppers are good sight.

Not really an acting showcase tv show, more of run there, catch him /them episode. 

It's fun, tons of mystery, but looks like there is gonna be lot of repeating episodes, Mr.Most Wanted takes out a terrorist name per episode and they go hunting. Pilot reminded very much like Jodie Foster the newbie taking on Hannibal Lecture the bad guy.

Season Watch-ability
I don't think you would want to keep your commitment for the entire season just based on this pilot.

Cliff Hanger Endings
Famously used by 24 and Prison Break - looks like this series will use it too.

The problem
The over-pretty female lead character, just not believable as a FBI agent, yet. Feels like a Disney girl in 24'esque series.

The good
James Spader - doing the Hannibal Lectre smart sophisticated genius bad guy.

Overall Pilot Rating : 3.5/5

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Reliance Jio 4G in a Wifi Router

How to make maximum use of your Reliance Jio 4G connection, especially the first three months of unlimited data.
Super useful if your LYF phone heats up and cannot live without charging every few hours.

Requirements :
Reliance Jio 4G SIM
An Unlocked Huwaei Wifi Hotspot

If your phone over heats and constant charging is a pain, then this combination works best.

The devices runs over 6hrs on single charge and unlike a dongle, does not need a PC.

For Android phones:

Name: Internet
APN: jionet
Type: default,supl
Protocol: IPv4 and IPv6

Name: IMS
APN: ims
Type: ims
Protocol: IPv4 and IPv6

info on the device :
Huawei E5573 is a LTE Category 4 Mobile hotspot. Just like its brother models, Huawei E5573 could also support the peak download speed to 150Mbps and upload speed to 50mbps. The most common version could support 4G FDD LTE 800/900/1800/2100/2600MHz, this make this hotspot could work with most of the network providers. Huawei E5573 also work well with DC-HSPA+/UMTS networks when 4G LTE network is not available. The 3G network connection speed could reach 42Mbps. The device is equipped with Wi-Fi module, which operates at a frequency of 2.4 GHz, as well as 5 GHz. As a mobile hotspot, E5573 could share the networks for up to 10 wireless devices. Huawei E5573 is equipped with a MicroSD card slot, which allows users to insert extended SD card to 32GB. So users could share the files in the SD with the connected devices. The battery of Huawei E5573 is only 1500mAh, which could keep working for around 6 hours while the standby time up to 300 hours.


Rooting the Lyf Flame 1

Steps to root your Reliance LYF Flame 1
This method should apply to all LYF phones.

Download the Rooting Application : KingRoot
alternatively you could go to the site -

Screenshots of how the app will root your phone

Make sure you uninstall the Jio Security application, cause it doesn't love KingRoot.

Things to do right after rooting !

Overclocking with - Device Control 
Power Save & Deep Sleep with - Greenify 
Screen Recording - AZ Screen Recording 
Delete Bloatware

and much more

Your LYF device can be rooted with same steps 
Lyf Water 6 | Water 6
 Lyf Water 4 | Water 4
 Lyf Flame 5 | Flame 5
 Lyf Water 7 | Water 7
Lyf Wind 1 | Wind 1
 Lyf Wind 5 |Wind 5
 Lyf Flame 6 | Flame 6
 Lyf Flame 4 | Flame 4
 Lyf Flame 3 | Flame 3
 Lyf Wind 4 | Wind 4
 Lyf Flame 2 | Flame 2
 Lyf Water 5 | Water 5
 Lyf Wind 6 | Wind 6
 Lyf Flame 1 | Flame 1
 Lyf Water 2 | Water 2
 Lyf Water 1 | Water 1
 Lyf Earth 1 | Earth 1
 Lyf Earth 2 | Earth 2

Sunday, July 3, 2016

Top 5 Must have Android/iOS Reading Apps 2016


There is a reason why this app is popular, It deftly combines articles, videos, social medical into one common interface. It is feature rich and print style digital magazine. It's available on Android and iOS. You can integrate Facebook, twitter feed directly into this app. Recently updated version contains significant changes such as more streamlined interface, option to save and share articles. You can essentially create a group and add interesting articles to that group. It encourages people to follow various topics, people and magazines. App is recently updated to add pocket (another app to store webpages offline, more details are below) so that you can read articles offline as well.

Android Link : Flipboard 
iOS Link        : Flipboard 


If you are tech savvy and always interested in checking latest update and news related to your handset or OS you are using then Drippler is one of the must have App, After installation this app scans your phone and fetches information such as model of the phone, operating system details. It keeps tab on latestes news related to your mobile phone such as new operating system is in rolling out, which careers started upgrading to new OS, Which are must use App, Gadgets related to your phone. You can save preference so that daily your will get drip (alert) at certain time in day, I set this drip alert at 6 pm so that I can check all news everyday at the time of leaving office.

Android Link : Drippler 
iOS Link        : Drippler 


Curiosity is provides information in form of daily digest system, each day at a specific time you can receive your digest, this digest will contain 5 interesting facts that probably you might not be aware about. Such as where is fastest roller coaster located? what is it's maximum speed, Which was the first mammal that got extinct due to climate change.

Android Link : Curiosity
iOS Link        : Curiosity


This is a must app for those who are lazy and don't read all news in details, inshorts intelligently shortens news for you, usually news will be consist of 60 words or less, This helps if you are in hurry and have no time to go through lengthy news article which describes each and every inch of details. 
Interesting fact is it's a Delhi based Indian startup funded by flipkart cofounders Sachin Bansal and Binny Bansal.

Android Link : inShorts
iOS Link        : inShorts


How many time you felt a need of having a cross platform link sharing utility, such as if you are reading something interesting on office laptop and you thought let's read it later, on the way home you could easily read same article on your phone, biggest problem in such approach in link or data may be lost. Pocket provides solution to such problem, it downloads and keeps article stored offline so that you can read it later on, whether on flight or travelling through train where you don't have wifi/mobile data. As I mentioned earlier pocket is integrated with flipboard app. Pocket also has chrome and firefox extensions so that you can save those link from anywhere, you can not just save articles you can save videos as well.

Android Link : Pocket
iOS Link        : Pocket

These are my list of apps, If you have any interesting reading app then please let us know in comment below.