About Abhiroop Basu

Abhiroop Basu is an opinionated tech and digital media blogger. As a doe-eyed twenty-something, he started his first blog TechComet to comment on anything tech-related that caught his omniscient eye.

Articles by Abhiroop Basu

3 Ways to Install Applications On Android Without The Market

3 Ways to Install Applications On Android Without The Market

Installing apps on Android is relatively straightforward with the Android Market. You search for an app, select it and click install. However, there are often times when you may want to install a newly released app or an app that is not available in the Android Market. In these cases you will usually have to […]

5 Best μTorrent Apps

5 Best μTorrent Apps

μTorrent has been my BitTorrent client of choice for some time. The ease of using its RSS Feed manager and its small footprint makes downloading torrents a breeze. Recently, μTorrent has created their own App Studio to extend the functionality of the BitTorrent client. These apps function much like browser extensions, in that users can […]

SMS Popup Notifies You When New Message Arrives [Android]

SMS Popup Notifies You When New Message Arrives [Android]

On Android, when a new message is received, a notification appears in the sliding panel showing the user the number and contents of the new message. While this is a handy way of displaying the message, it does not give you the immediacy of the iPhone’s pop-up notifications. Instead, you have to slide the panel […]

Create Simple Static Websites With Orbs

Create Simple Static Websites With Orbs

If you want to create a website with a lot of articles, there are many blogging platforms (such as Blogger and WordPress) which will help you do so. However, sometimes you may just wish to create a static web site that displays a set of information. These types of web sites can be for personal […]

Six Best Chrome Webapps For Your Daily Use

Six Best Chrome Webapps For Your Daily Use

Google recently launched the Chrome Web Store which stocks Chrome “webapps” as well as Chrome themes and extensions. These free and paid webapps allow you to extend the functionality of your Chrome browser by installing small third party programs within your browser. we have outlined the method of installing and uninstalling these webapps as well […]

Easily Create Blog Posts On The Move With Posterous Android App

Easily Create Blog Posts On The Move With Posterous Android App

Posterous is a simple blogging platform that allows you to create short simple posts with an emphasis on rich media content. It is possible to post from the web interface, however Posterous has made it incredibly easy to create posts from your mobile phones by emailing text and media to your personalised  account. Therefore, it […]

Android App Review: Google Reader

Android App Review: Google Reader

I have been an avid user of Google’s RSS reader for quite some time. Since I bought my smartphone, I was able to view my RSS feeds on the phone’s browser through Google Reader. Owning an Android phone means that I have become accustomed to using Google branded applications for most of the things I […]

Sync Your Android Phone to Your Desktop: Android Manager WiFi

Sync Your Android Phone to Your Desktop: Android Manager WiFi

There are numerous ways of syncing your data from your phone to your computer or the cloud, however the easiest is often to automate it through your personal wireless network. This ensures that whenever your phone and computer are on the same network, all the data on your phone is automatically synced to your computer. […]

Blogging on Windows Live Writer 2011 [Review]

Blogging on Windows Live Writer 2011 [Review]

From the first day that I’ve started blogging, I found that using the web interface for Blogger and WordPress is a cumbersome task. Although, most apps seem to be moving to the web, there are some things, such as blogging, that I still prefer to do on the desktop. I have been a fan of […]

5 Best Kindle Tips and Tricks

5 Best Kindle Tips and Tricks

I bought an Amazon Kindle some time back and posted an article about some of the basic tips and tricks all Kindle users should know about. Having used the Kindle for a while it is clear that while it’s book reading functions take precedence, its creators decided to imbue it with a number of features […]

Snippet: How to Print Files Remotely Using Dropbox

Snippet: How to Print Files Remotely Using Dropbox

HP and other manufacturers are gearing up to release a set of new printers that will allow the user to remotely print document. If you are using Dropbox you can have this same functionality now. Amit Agarwal at Digital Inspiration has written a simple VBS script that allows files uploaded to Dropbox to automatically print. […]

Read SMS Messages On your Computer With TalkMyPhone [Android]

Read SMS Messages On your Computer With TalkMyPhone [Android]

My day is split between sitting in front of the computer and being on the move. While I am at my computer my HTC Magic (running Android 2.2) is comfortably charging in its dock. Unfortunately, this means that every time I receive a text message or other notification I have to remove the phone from […]

Dropbox Android App Review

Dropbox Android App Review

In my previous Dropbox article, I highlighted that Dropbox had released apps for the Android, iOS and Blackberry platforms. These enabled Dropbox users to access their data while on the move. However, the apps, especially the Android one, was very much in its infancy and there were a lot of basic functions that it lacked. […]

PixelApp’s Magic Collage v2.3 [Free Giveaway]

PixelApp’s Magic Collage v2.3 [Free Giveaway]

Digital cameras allow us to take troves of pictures without worrying about where we will store them. However, there are very few creative ways of actually displaying these pictures. PixelApp Studio’s Magic Collage 2.3 solves this dilemma by creating beautiful collages from your image files. In this week giveaway, we will be giving away 10 […]

Tips and Tricks For Your Shiny New Kindle

Tips and Tricks For Your Shiny New Kindle

I am the proud owner of a brand new Amazon Kindle Wi-Fi (a.k.a. Kindle 3). This sleek graphite device is great when I want to read at home or on the move. The size and weight are just perfect and even after holding it for a few hours I can barely feel it resting on […]

Wondershare DVD Slideshow Builder + Free Giveaway

Wondershare DVD Slideshow Builder + Free Giveaway

The digital slideshow is an effective means of displaying all your digital content. Instead of your family and friends viewing a static sequence of your holiday photos and videos you can dress it up in imaginative ways to provide an interactive experience. Simple products such as Microsoft’s Windows Movie Maker and Apple’s iMovie allowed early […]

How to Style Up Your Quotes in Blogger

How to Style Up Your Quotes in Blogger

Virtually all blogging platforms, including Blogger, have the “quote text” function. This is useful when you want to highlight sections from other texts or where you need to highlight information from within your own article. Quoted text can be customised to look different from the main body of your article and these differences make it […]

How To Change the Blogger Favicon

How To Change the Blogger Favicon

Although WordPress is one of the more powerful blogging platforms, I have always been a fan of Google’s Blogger. After creating my personal tech blog, TechComet, on Blogger, I realised that my blog lacked a professional touch as its favicon was set to the default Blogger logo: the white and orange “B”. If you want […]

3 Useful Comic Viewer Apps for Android

3 Useful Comic Viewer Apps for Android

The advent of the digital age has drastically changed our methods of consuming media. Books and music have become digitised and in the same vein it is now possible to read entire comic books from a variety of electronic devices. I have been a fan of comics for a long time and as an Android […]

How to Control Your Computer With Your Android Phone

How to Control Your Computer With Your Android Phone

In my last article, I covered how to control VLC media player with your Android phone. While that is great for manipulating VLC, it cannot actually control anything else on your computer. Other similar Android apps such as TunesRemote are great for controlling iTunes, but are again limited to that one function. Sometimes you are […]