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.

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 […]

How to Remote Control VLC With Your Android Phone

How to Remote Control VLC With Your Android Phone

The best thing about living in 2010 and owning an Android phone is the incredible number of apps. My mission over the past few months has been to find the best apps that I can use to control my PC with my phone. I have tested a number of free and paid apps and put […]

Use your Android Phone as a Wireless Hotspot (Rooted Phones Only)

Use your Android Phone as a Wireless Hotspot (Rooted Phones Only)

We have recently covered how to use your Android phone to access the internet on your computer. This process is known as tethering. By connecting your phone, via a USB cable, to your computer you are able to use the phone’s data connection to browse the web on your computer. In places where there aren’t […]

6 Beautiful Android Live Wallpapers to Make Your Phone Stand Out

6 Beautiful Android Live Wallpapers to Make Your Phone Stand Out

In January 2010, Google released Android 2.1. Amongst a bevy of features released in this version of the mobile operating system, Google also added the live wallpapers function. What makes this live wallpapers different from the conventional static wallpapers is the richer, animated and interactive backgrounds. Live wallpapers are similar to a normal Android application […]

How To Take Screenshots on your Android Phone (Rooted Phone Only)

How To Take Screenshots on your Android Phone (Rooted Phone Only)

Unlike the iPhone, there is no easy way for you to take screenshots of your Android phone. The only way is to install the Android SDK and run the ddms from there. However, if you have rooted your phone, this will be a different story. There are several useful apps in the marketplace that allow […]

AppBrain: Easily Install Android Apps From Your Desktop Browser

AppBrain: Easily Install Android Apps From Your Desktop Browser

AppBrain is a powerful web-interface for installing any app onto your Android phone. Instead of navigating through the default Android Market app, you can browse the apps on the AppBrain website and install/uninstall from the comfort of your desktop. Since installing AppBrain and now Fast Web Installer I have completely stopped using the default Market application. […]

Backup All Your Mobile Data With m:IQ

Backup All Your Mobile Data With m:IQ

We talk a lot about backing up on Make Tech Easier, but generally this is with respect to computers. Backing up mobile phones is still in its infancy as mobile internet has just recently started to become more ubiquitous. The two leading smartphone operating systems, Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android, both have some backup functions […]

How To Play Multiplayer Games Over Garena

How To Play Multiplayer Games Over Garena

Multiplayer games over local area networks (LAN) took off once the “cybercafé” became ubiquitous. The ability to play games with friends opened up a whole new realm of possibilities for the casual and determined gamer. I personally, started playing computer games at cybercafés since 1999. At the time playing at home over the internet was […]

How to Download Torrents Using RSS Feeds

How to Download Torrents Using RSS Feeds

Bittorrent is a useful tool for downloading large files over the internet. In recent times it has been at the forefront of legal wrangling between major film production and music recording corporations and end-users who use the protocol for illicit purpose. Leaving aside the legal niceties, bittorrent is a robust tool with many uses. uTorrent […]

Improve Your Windows Boot Time With Soluto

Improve Your Windows Boot Time With Soluto

In the early days, an error in Windows meant you were stuck unless you knew how to fix it. After Google indexed the entire internet, crowdsourcing a solution became a viable option. However, while Google may still be the “best computer diagnostic tool”, it is hardly an ideal solution. Enter Soluto. At the moment, Soluto […]

PrivacyDefender: Easy Way to Control your Facebook Privacy Settings

PrivacyDefender: Easy Way to Control your Facebook Privacy Settings

My last article detailed Facebook’s new privacy settings. While these settings have simplified much of the privacy options available, there are still a number of settings that are so deeply buried that it is often difficult to find and change. Hence, I outlined four tools that assisted in unscrambling your privacy settings to ensure your […]

How to Use Twitter to Follow the 2010 FIFA World Cup

How to Use Twitter to Follow the 2010 FIFA World Cup

I’m a huge football fan. I have been watching the world cup for the last 15 years and I can’t wait for it to start in 24 hours! There is, however, something very different with this World Cup, it is the first one that is being played in the “Twitter” age. To make the most […]

Managing Facebook’s New Privacy Options

Managing Facebook’s New Privacy Options

A while back I wrote about four tools that helped unscramble Facebook’s privacy settings. Recently, Facebook announced that they were launching a revamped privacy settings menu. Essentially, while the more complex and “granular” options still remain, there is now an easier method of selecting which options are viewable by whom.