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.

Increase Your Phones Battery Life With JuiceDefender [Android]

Increase Your Phones Battery Life With JuiceDefender [Android]

Smartphones have become like mini-computers, however a prevailing problem for all mobile devices is the short battery life. Sometimes I am unable to get through the day on a single charge. The problem with smartphones is that there are a lot of different features that can increase battery consumption. However, it is impractical to disable […]

Clean Your Computer With Magic Utilities 2011

Clean Your Computer With Magic Utilities 2011

Keeping a Windows installation clean, trimmed and running efficiently can be difficult. There are multiple tools that we have suggested in the past to help with tasks such as deleting unnecessary files, stopping unnecessary programs from starting at launch, and uninstalling unused programs. However, you have to use multiple programs to achieve all these tasks. […]

9 Useful Twitter Tools To Do More Than Just Tweeting

9 Useful Twitter Tools To Do More Than Just Tweeting

The beauty of Twitter is that it is a simple platform for conveying complex information. You can use it to create mini-blog posts (at 140 characters they really are “mini”), you can share links or have conversations with friends, you can even use it to communicate with the rest of the world through voicemail! Most […]

Read eBooks On Android Using Aldiko Book Reader

Read eBooks On Android Using Aldiko Book Reader

I generally do all my reading on my Kindle. However, sometimes I am averse to carrying something that does not fit into my pocket. So, I often end up reading a lot of eBooks on my Android device. While it is relatively easy to read text files and PDFs on most Android device, other formats […]

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 […]