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Aditya Banerjee

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I installed the Windows Phone 8.1 update on my Nokia Lumia 720 last night. The whole process took around 2 hours including the download. I like the new features quite a bit, especially the action centre (the notification panel) & the swipe keyboard that I’m using to compose this post. The animations also seem to have been speeded up a la iOS 7.1, and this makes the phone feel snappier than before. The Windows Store seems to be acting up at times though. Hopefully it’s just a temporary glitch given the extensive overhaul of the store. The online reviews seem to be positively glowing this time around and there are no real gaps in the core OS functionality compared to Android or iOS. Windows Phone now offers the smooth and polished experience of iOS with many of the useful features of Android in an affordable package. Here’s hoping to a strong year for Windows Phone. H... (more)

Healthcare links 01/14/2014

Patient Portal Improves Medication Adherence: Study – InformationWeek Portal for medication adherence that seems to work tags: healthcare medication adherence diabetes iBGStar® | Diabetes management on-the-go “The innovative iBGStar is the first available blood glucose meter that seamlessly connects to the iPhone and iPod touch allowing you to view and analyse accurate, reliable information in ‘real time’. Using the technology built into your iPhone or iPod touch, you can share this information with your healthcare professional while on-the-go, to help you make better-informed di... (more)

Nokia Lumia 720 – One Month Usage Review

I recently ported my Reliance CDMA connection to Airtel GSM, and this called for a change of handsets. I was using a Samsung Galaxy Pop CDMA with Reliance, along with a Galaxy S III as my primary internet device. My requirements for the new phone were quite simple: Good battery life since this was to be my primary phone for voice – the Galaxy Pop used to serve me for 2-3 days (without a mobile data connection though) Price around Rs 15,000 Smooth and reliable performance Given the above constraints, Windows Phones seemed to be the way to go, and also give me some platform diversit... (more)

Chander Pahar: Molehill of a mountain

I came away pretty disappointed with the ambitious project of a film that had worked up a lot of curiosity following its promos. The inexperience of the film crew for such a project was evident from the movie length (2 ½ hours!), editing (particularly action sequences) and cinematography (too many close-ups). As for the Bunyip (incidentally an Australian myth rather than African), it turned out to be more of a ROUS (Rodent Of Unusual Size). Better luck next time. Filed under: Movies ... (more)

The Best Natural Phenomena on Earth

Some very interesting visuals for sure Answer by Mayank Singh Shishodia: Here are some of the best natural phenomena that occur on Earth.   Gippsland Lakes The spooky light is created by a chemical reaction called “bioluminescence”, which happens when tiny organisms in the water are disturbed. The photographer put his camera on a very slow shutter speed and threw sand and stones into the water to cause the reaction and capture as much of the blue haze as possible Source: Bioluminescence in the Gippsland Lakes   Light Poles This phenomenon is known as ‘light poles’ and it can be se... (more)