• Xip Blog

    How to Increase Laptop Speed?

    Recently I found out that there are two important things to do in order to increase Laptop speed, especially for processing-intensive applications like Video Editing tools, High-end Games, etc. They cost a bit, but nowhere near the cost of a new laptop with the specs I wanted. The speed increase due to this upgrade is worth the cost I spent. The two imp. steps to increase your laptop speeds are – Increase your RAM size to as much as possible but within the upgrade limits prescribed for your laptop model. Change your rotating hard-drive to SSD. These two are the main things you need to do to see a noticeable…

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    8 Tips for Smooth Scaling with Document Management Systems

    There’s a lot of pressure to be first in the market and it’s easy to fall behind. Now is the time to plan some strategies to stay in the competition. One of the many problems you might face at your workplace is searching for a missing file in every cabinet or drawer you can find, yet still not finding any trace of it. Having a document management system (DMS) installed in your office can make your workflow go more smoothly so that you won’t have any problem finding files and can then help clients or customers efficiently. In this article, we’ll be looking at how having a DMS installed in…

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  • News

    Phixman: Mobile/Laptop Repair Shop Now in Chennai

    Phixman.com, a mobile/laptop repair chain in India, has now opened a shop at Chennai – 115/26, Corporation Complex, Arcot Road, Kodambakkam, Near Ambedkar Statue. Ph/WA: 8940995533. I went to the opening ceremony event today which was hosted by the Chennai franchaise owner. He mentioned the following points as USPs for Phixman: Free pickup/drop of mobiles/laptops from within a 5 KM radius. They try to finish the Service/Repair within 24 hours. For broken mobile screens, they can change only the screen instead of changing the entire LCD panel set, which can save a considerable amount of money. They give a 90-day post-service warranty. The parent company is based at New Delhi…

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  • Xip Blog

    Business Introduction Video

    A Business Introduction Video is useful for not only business owners and entrepreneurs, but also for sales/marketing professionals, speakers, delegates and anyone else who represent a company externally. While people can and generally do a good job of introducing their companies, there are chances that they might miss out certain crucial aspects of their business or they might take more time to finish their introduction. Hence, if we use a pre-made & approved video, all the salient points can be conveyed succinctly along with attractive visual effects. This video can be displayed on a projector, laptop, or even a mobile phone screen. Customers, partners and other stakeholders will like this…

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  • Xip Blog

    Developers, become an IBM Coder!

    IBM runs an IBM Coder Program that is open to developers/coders of all levels, working anywhere or still in academia, across the world. It’s free of cost to join and you can earn rewards for your contributions while learning from the best. You’ll find a vibrant community of coders out there who will not only lift your spirits when you feel down, but will also help you identify promising upcoming tech & grasp some of the most difficult concepts. Of course, you could also help others in return. All of us know how difficult it is to learn & get recognized while studying in college or while working in a…

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  • Xip Blog

    IBM Developer Day 2019 – Highlights

    Combining the top curated technical talks, open source code, hands on workshops and coding expertise, IBM Developer Day is designed for developers by developers. https://www.ibm.com/events/in-en/think/IBMDeveloperDay/ As a tech blogger, I was invited to attend the IBM Developer Day 2019 held on 14th March at Taj Yeshwanthpur, Bengaluru. The above-embedded 1.5m highlights video made by me will give you a glimpse into the activities of the day. The highlight of the event was the keynote address by Ginni Rometty, Chairman, President & CEO of IBM. She emphasized the commitment to open-source technologies by IBM, especially on the wake of its recent Red Hat acquisition. But we ought to remember that IBM…

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  • Xip Blog

    Why Do You Need Smart Lights?

    Smart Lights – Video Overview If you are wondering what makes ‘smart’ lights different from regular light bulbs, and why you should buy smart lights for your home or office, read on. What are Smart Lights? Smart Lights are similar to regular light bulbs and they plug into the regular light bulb sockets. However, they connect to your WiFi network/WiFi router either directly or through a Hub, depending on the manufacturer. Once connected, you can control smart lights via a mobile app (among others). Here are Ten Reasons Why you should Invest in a Smart Light today, Connected Smart Lights enable you to,  Group and Control your lights on a…

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  • Xip Blog

    Smartband: 5 Reasons Why you should Buy one

      So you are thinking whether to buy a Smartband (at least in 2019) or not. Even better, you maybe thinking what is this Smartband, what benefits does it give me, and why should I bother buying one? Good, you have reached the right page. I assume you spend most of your time on your favorite chair or couch – in a comfortable sedentary position. And you consider those steps taken from cab to office and cab to home as ‘sufficient’ exercise for the day. Read on. Smartbands: 5 Reasons Why you should Buy one TODAY –  ONE: Idle/Sitting Alerts & Notifications  This one reason is sufficient enough to invest…

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  • Voice over IP

    Looking to buy PRI Lines in India? Read this First

    Any organisation, whether large or small, would benefit immensely by buying and using PRI Lines for local/inter-state voice communication. What more, PRI lines can also be used for video conferencing thereby making them the best multi-utility option for enterprise voice and video services. PRI Lines are end-to-end digital lines that help you connect to PSTN network and provide 30 simultaneous channels for voice communication. Service provider terminates PRI line directly to an EPABX system with an empty PRI card slot and a PRI card, both of which are easily available in the market from EPABX manufacturers/vendors. Once the PRI line is connected, you can make local, inter-state and even international…

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  • Xip Blog

    Beautiful Email Marketing Templates (Campaign Monitor Review)

    Recently, I tried using Campaign Monitor Email Marketing system and the first thing that impressed me was their beautiful email marketing templates in multiple categories like Announcements, Newsletters, Deals & Offers, Events, Holidays, etc. The best thing is, all these templates can be customised to the user’s liking. Or one can start from scratch and build their own template – it’s good if you are conversant with design & html. If you know that most of your intended recipients will not be able to open html emails (due to organisation email policies, email client limitations, etc.) you can even choose to send your email in plain text! Since I had…

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  • Xip Blog

    Three Best 360-Degree Cameras for 2018 (My Choice)

    I did a lot of research on 360 Cameras. In fact, at a point, I wanted to buy a 360-Degree Camera (that shoots in all angles) instead of a regular camera. However, fortunately, I decided against that strategy as over-capture (selecting which angle footage you want to use) features are not yet mature enough and the final obtainable resolution (after you cut to just an angle) is low – in most consumer/prosumer 360 cameras. Besides, low-light performance is not comparable to regular cameras. However, the price point at which these cameras come make them an enticing accessory, along with entry-level drones. If you are into any form of serious videography,…

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  • Xip Blog

    OnePlus 6T Teaser Video (Fan Made)

    Here is a short teaser video I made for the highly anticipated release of the latest OnePlus mobile – OnePlus 6T., on Oct. 30, 2018 at New York & New Delhi. How do you like it? 😀 And Remember: NO PHONE CAN BEAT ONE PLUS 6.  EXCEPT ONE PLUS 6T 🙂

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  • Xip Blog

    3 Inexpensive Options for Slow Motion Video Recording

    When I say inexpensive, it’s relatively inexpensive – not your sub $200 category. Let’s admit – good cameras that can record butter smooth slow motion footage will cost you a lot of money. But that shouldn’t deter starters and enthusiasts as there are good options for slow motion video cameras nowadays in the sub $800 price range. If you want me to name just one camera that I would want to buy for slow motion recording, it would be the Sony RX100 Mark V that can record a whooping 960 fps for ultra smooth slow-motion. But the best option is also the priciest and this is no exception. There are…

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  • Xip Blog

    2018: Why the Panasonic FZ1000 Bridge Camera is Still the Best Option

    I’ll give you ten reasons why I think the Panasonic Lumix FZ1000 is still the best bridge camera for personal or semi-professional video capture, even in 2018 – four years after it’s release. BTW, I bought one recently. The price is just right for it’s category, especially when compared to the much higher unjustifiably-priced cameras with similar specs from Sonys and Nikons. Large One Inch Sensor to capture more details, and better low light performance. 4K Video recording along with 1080p & 720p. 120fps slow motion (could’ve been more – but sufficient for regular usage) & Time Lapse photo/video. 3.5mm External Mic Jack – Very useful for vloggers, youtubers and…

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