Hrishikesh Deshkar


Hrishikesh Deshkar
hdeshkar@syr.edu
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http://tips-index.blogspot.in/
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I am a graduate student at Syracuse University, majoring in Information Management. I like to keep myself updated on the technological front and just when my knowledge tends to overflow, I share it with the world.


Posts by Hrishikesh


| September 4, 2013

Meet CyanogenMod: A Smart Version of Android

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Love Android OS but hate some of its locked features? Time to switch to CyanogenMod, a tweaked version of Android with no holds barred. What is CyanogenMod? This Android operating system is an open source platform which can be programmed and modified to suit one’s needs. Popular mobile carriers do not believe in providing full → Read More

| June 28, 2013

Free eBooks: Microsoft’s ‘Something for Everyone’

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Eric Ligman, sales excellence program manager at Microsoft, always has been an active blogger, sharing information about the latest product releases from Microsoft.  The company’s new releases are always accompanied with training materials in various forms, such as e-books or video tutorials. Recently, Eric shared with the world a large collection of e-books on various topics. → Read More

| June 13, 2013

What’s New in Windows Blue?

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 Didn’t get the hang of Windows 8 yet? You need to buckle up. Windows Blue/8.1 will be rolling out soon. So what’s Windows Blue? It is a code name for a system update scheduled to be unveiled later this month, which will come with many changes in the way ‘Windows 8’ is being used today. → Read More

| May 28, 2013

3 Good Alternatives to Google Reader

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When Google Reader announced its retirement, that was a setback for all of us who used it. However, that situation opened the opportunity for other companies to develop their own readers, and those companies will begin to fill the void that occurs when Google Reader shuts down July 1. Three options to consider as alternatives → Read More

| May 24, 2013

Google’s revolutionary ‘Conversational Search’ goes live on Chrome

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 What’s the most impressive thing about Google? Its cool products and the fact that it’s taking over the world? Totally. Google demoed a new search feature called Conversational Search at the recently concluded Google IO conference. This feature enables you to actually ask your question to Google without hitting the microphone button in the search → Read More

| January 21, 2013

Ubuntu for Smartphones: A Winning Strategy?

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Earlier in 2012, we saw Ubuntu for Android phones which united Android devices and Ubuntu desktop. Now the open-source virus-free operating system will be seen running on other smartphones. Canonical, Ubuntu’s official promoter and service provider, showcased Ubuntu operating system on a smartphone at CES 2013. The intuitive user interface managed to impress the crowd → Read More

| January 3, 2013

Recent Updates From Google: Preparing for 2013

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Google is constantly updating the features of its wide range of products. A number of new enhancements and announcements were made at the end of 2012, which have positioned the innovative company to pursue new goals and improved user experience in 2013.  1.   Zeitgeist 2012: Year In Review Google released 2012’s Zeitgeist report in → Read More

| December 20, 2012

Mozilla to Launch Firefox Operating System

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Ever since Mozilla announced its Boot-to-Gecko (B2G) project back in 2011, it has been creating a buzz around the blogosphere. Re-branded as Firefox OS, this project aims to build a complete web-based operating system for smartphones and tablets. The devices with the operating system are set to release in early 2013. How will it perform in the market among → Read More

| December 17, 2012

Free for 24 hours – Fruit Ninja and other Halfbrick Games

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  The finals are done and dusted with. Celebrate the holiday season by having some digital fun on your iPhones and iPads, for FREE. Halfbrick Studios has reduced the prices of their games, just for iPhone and iPad, to an absolute ZERO for the next 24 hours. This is, by far, the year end’s biggest discounted offer for → Read More

| November 7, 2012

Say Hello to Windows Phone 8

On October 29, Microsoft unveiled the new Windows Phone 8. With the mobile operating system market dominated by Android and iOS, Gartner research firm indicates that by 2016 the number of Windows Phone users will be close to that of Apple’s iOS users. Keeping its word, Windows Phone 8 came with a lot of surprises and → Read More