Thursday , 23 February 2017

Does a HD Set Top Box work with Non-HDTV?

In the past we’ve had a series of posts on DTH services, including Tata Sky, Airtel Digital TV, Dish TV (Dish+) and even Hathway STB. Recently, we’ve been seeing HD PVR’s (Personal Video Recorders) flooding the market and it seems there’s a lot of confusion among customers regarding the compatibility of these Set Top Boxes with their TV’s. We constantly …

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Lock SBI Internet Banking account to prevent misuse

If you use SBI Internet Banking account, you should always give top priority to its safety. But sometimes, even after taking all precautions, it may happen that our login credentials are stolen and your account is being misused by somebody else. In such cases, SBI gives you an option to ‘Lock User Access’. This feature stops the access to your …

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Pepperfry.com review; One you could probably avoid dealing with

Here’s my try at a new online store, Pepperfry; This time for my wife, who wanted to buy a saree from the site. It’s not often that I get a feel of dislike before even placing the first order. But in case of Pepperfry, I really got that feel. And there are reasons for it, which I’ll explain later. But …

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Now you can open SBI savings bank account online

Just days back we’ve seen SBI bring its Internet Banking site, Onlinesbi for mobile users. This is apart from the dedicated mobile app that existed since a year. So we are definitely seeing some serious technological advancements in the largest Public Sector Bank. Now, the bank is allowing you to open a Savings bank account online. Having said that, you …

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Zovi.com review: My new online fashion destination

If you are a regular reader of this blog, you’d know that I’m sort of an online shopping freak. Having said that, I don’t shop just because there are some random offers. I only shop when I need something. I’ve been hearing about Zovi for quite some time now and very recently, I’m also seeing them very frequently in the …

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Great Online Shopping Festival (GOSF) in India on 12 December 2012

Disappointed for not having a Black Friday or a Cyber Monday in India? Worry not; come 12 December 2012, we’ll have the Great Online Shopping Festival (GOSF), organized by Google India. Almost all of the online retailers (from Apparel & Fashion accessories, Electronics, Baby products, Jewellery, Travel, Finance to Beauty, Kitchen, Real Estate and so on) in India are participating …

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Nexus 4 India launch and how LG Mobiles can price it

If there’s anything that got me excited in recent times, it’s the announcement of the Google Nexus 4 device. The sheer pricing of the device, I thought, would shake up the industry. Sadly, that didn’t seem to happen; not yet at least. Not that the device is a failure, but Google has been suffering from heavy shortage of devices on …

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Beam upgrades Broadband speeds; Now get 15Mbps Unlimited for Rs.1110 a month

We’ve written a fair bit about Beam (fibre) Broadband on this site already. This is just an update to their broadband plans which will come into effect starting from 17 November 2012. If you are already a Beam Broadband user, you might have already experienced the speed change since a week or so itself. But officially, starting from 17 November, …

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SBI launches mobile friendly Onlinesbi; Internet Banking via mobile browser

State Bank of India already has a Smart Phone app for customers who want to manage their bank account from their mobiles. But not everyone has a Smart Phone; fear not, as the bank has launched Onlinesbi on Mobile; a mobile version of its Internet Banking site. This can be accessed using any mobile that can access Internet using a …

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Recharge prepaid mobile, DTH using SBI Internet Banking (OxiPay)

We’ve seen how to recharge your prepaid mobile from Axis Bank mobile app before. Now we’ll see how to do the same with State Bank of India (SBI). Unlike Axis Bank, SBI still doesn’t have a feature to recharge prepaid mobile from inside its Internet Banking portal. Instead, it has tied up with OxiPay through which you can recharge any …

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Airtel unlimited 2G internet at Rs.149 a month

I know a lot of people who use Airtel’s Rs.98 2G data plan. I used to use it too, but as I said before, I’ve shifted to the new Rs.151 plan, that offers a nice combo of 2G and 3G data. For Rs.98 a month, you’d get 1GB of 2G (EDGE/GPRS) data (on first activation and 1.2GB on each renewal). …

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I will never buy another product from eBay.in

Until it implements user reviews for individual products, that is. Before Flipkart and stuff existed, eBay (India) was my go to destination for most of my online purchases. Now, I rarely use the site; and it’s mostly due to Flipkart. The first thing I look for when buying a product is to look at user reviews (both good and bad). …

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ICICI Bank Savings Account reward points with redemption options

Reward points for your daily spending is nothing new. We’ve been seeing the system since ages for credit cards and we’ve even seen it for savings bank transactions from country’s leading bank, SBI. Now, ICICI Bank, the second largest bank also forays in to rewards program for its savings bank customers. I have personally experienced SBI’s reward points program (for …

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Airtel 100Mbps Broadband plans via Fibre To The Home (FTTH) in Delhi NCR

In my last post I mentioned that a Broadband connection is meant to be fast, faster than your mobile wireless Internet. I also said that I use Airtel Broadband and today I’m happy to see (and tell you, in case you didn’t know this before) that Airtel has ramped up its Broadband plans to 100Mbps in ‘certain cities’ through FTTH …

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Aircel Pocket Buddies Unlimited 2G, 3G Data and SMS plan in AP

Till now, the Rs.98 per month (or other similar plans) data plan used to be the most common data plan amongst the young smartphone users. Airtel has recently announced a Rs.151 plan (may be slightly different in different circles) which offers 500MB of 3G and 500MB of 2G data per month. Of late, I have seen people increasingly subscribe to …

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