How to organise your to-do and task lists

One of the most important roles our smartphones play in our lives these days is as productivity tools. However, they are often quickly pushed over the edge from productivity to over-organisation and most people find themselves organising their work on their phone rather than actually doing the work.

All this, of course, is assuming you have moved your daily organisation from paper to your gadgets — and saved trees in the process. If you have not, you probably should think of doing it because it has several advantages, not the least of which is speed, flexibility, access and ease of use. Continue reading

On Google+ Netiquette

Having recently deleted my Facebook account, I hardly took time to realise how most of my networking would now take place on Google+ — which is how I preferred it in the first place. And the main reason I chose to switch, is exactly for reasons I have explained before in my four-part series of articles on Google+.

[T]oday, though, as I was scrolling through my Google+ stream, a thread I had conversed in, with Olav Folland ((Take a look at his I am project. It’s a masterpiece in conceptual photography!)), Mark Rodriguez and few other great guys, came to mind. Continue reading

10 people to follow on Twitter and add value to your stream

Twitter is here to stay. Many spoke of how Google+ may be a threat to Twitter–or words to that effect–but my own belief is that Twitter is something along entirely different lines and Google+ has nothing to do with it. With this in mind, I can safely state that Twitter is the only other social network I am active in, besides Google+, and if you have not tasted the network much or, like thousands of others, have created an account you probably do not even remember, I strongly suggest you go back start becoming active.

Ready?

This list I have built up is of ten of those who have added value to my Twitter stream and to yours too if you will start following them. Continue reading

Guide to buying a digital point and shoot camera

Or, how I bought a great camera and how you can too!

There are way too many p&s cameras out there in the market and almost everybody seems to portray their products as more worthy a buy than another. But how much can we bend before we break?

I faced the same problem when I was contemplating on which camera to buy, and after a few weeks’ repeated consideration which required quite a lot of endurance, I finally ordered one. But I learned an extensive lot in the process: terms I never new existed, stuff I never knew mattered and more stuff I never knew meant nothing. Continue reading

Think before you tweet: 16 ethics on Twitter

CNBC’s blog, flopping out, gave me the ‘think before you tweet.’ Given that Twitter is fast becoming the ultimate source of information exchange online, it is not surprising if you find yourself one day following President Obama or Gaddafi or the guy in the corner of your street… or even me! The important thing to know in such times is that as tweeters we have certain unspoken of, yet unanimously accepted, set of rules—or rather ethics—to keep up to. But how many of us actually do that? Below I have listed few that I could think of and you are most welcome to add to them as you please. Continue reading

To commemorate my short tryst with the study of our Universe, I decided to compile a set of seven of

To commemorate my short tryst with the study of our Universe, I decided to compile a set of seven of the best photographs available, each describing one of seven phenomenon/bodies that have eluded physicists or struck them as remarkable.

In order, we have,

  1. Neutrinos (Super-K Neutrino Observatory)
  2. Wormholes
  3. Black Holes (‘Black Holes ain’t so black!’ courtesy Hawking, Stephen, A Brief History of Time)
  4. Supernovae (Eye Supernova)
  5. Saturn’s Rings
  6. Nebulae (Horse Head Nebula)
  7. Galaxies
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