March 31, 2014

'Dream on..'

I was having a rough day and I was disturbed. The events of the morning were haunting me till the noon. So in the evening I was strolling with my bro Imran Khan to calm down. A walk with someone close often does that to me. When I told him what had happened, I discovered he had witnessed something similar a few days ago. After a few moments of pause, I said 'Bro, I have a dream about a future where none of this will happen. I want to make things better. I will make things better. Things can be improved if we all make collaborative efforts. In my dream, I see this possible.' He replied '..that's why it's called a dream bro..'. I froze.

'This is reality. Things are never gonna become picture perfect. We need to live with it. The problems are a part.' he continued. My inner self began questioning the possibility of my dream becoming a reality. He was right. Things might not be as I have imagined. Consider this- whatever we had planned 3 years ago about our future, are we living up to that? No.

I said 'Still, having a dream betters your life. You have something to live for. Something for which you rise every morning only to put in more efforts and reach a step closer towards your dream. And even if you don't achieve your exact dream, you'll definitely make your life better.'

He smiled and replied ' that's why I say.. Dream On.. ' :)

March 23, 2014

Bored by buffering? Play youtube's secret snake game!

Do you love watching youtube's videos, but due to slow internet you have to face its annoying buffering? Now don't get bored by buffering! The buffering circle is actually a snake, use your arrow keys while the buffering is taking place to play your all time favorite time killer- the snake game! Enjoy :)

March 12, 2014

Mother Bird 1.1 (developed by Mayank Mohan Upadhyay)

Loved Mother Bird 1.0Here's next version of that fun game :)

What's new?

+ introduction of levels
+ new tap key : enter
+ improved codes to remove lag
+ new game play design
+ new home design
+ new game over design
+ new design of birds
+ less taps for new game
+ option to reset scores
+ you can send feedback

I'd love to include your ideas and suggestion in next version. Please feel free to give feedback. More exciting features on the way.. Game On!

Download here: (size: 0.5mb)

March 6, 2014

Mother Bird 1.0 (developed by Mayank Mohan Upadhyay)

Love flappy birds? I've made my own version of that game!
Mother Bird 1.0 :: Help mother bird find her daughter bird flown away by storm!

Please give your valuable reviews about the app :) I'll upload on Google Play and Windows app store soon :)

Free download mother bird for desktop here: (size 0.1 MB)

March 3, 2014

Install android apps on external sd card by default

So you got a new android smartphone and are excited to download all the awesome apps your friends told you. This goes on for a while until you realize that you're running low on internal storage and can't install new apps. Idea! You install an app which moves your apps to external sd card. Now you would ask me why this post? I'll give you 2 reasons:
  • Not all apps can be moved to external sd, like your phone's default apps and apps which require to run services on startup like whatsapp, facebook etc.
  • If your phone's internal storage is say 1.5gb, and you find an app of size 1.6gb, then no matter how much internal storage area you clear, you can't install that app on your phone.
Here's how you can set your phone's default app installation location to external sd card. If you're a developer the process is pretty easy. For non-developers, the process is bit lengthy but totally worth it. Advantages include:
  • You can move any app to external sd, even default apps!
  • Irrespective of what internal storage your phone manufacturer provides you with, you can install apps as big as 64gb* on your phone! (*that is, if your external sd card is of 64gb)
  • Most importantly not everyone knows that all apps installed on internal sd turn their services on at startup, which continues to drain your battery irrespective of whether you use those apps or not. Certain apps like whatsapp should not be moved to external sd as then their services will not start automatically until you open the app, and hence you'll miss important messages your friends send you. Move other apps to external sd, hence no process will start by its own, which results in me battery throughout the day!
The Process:
  1. Install java JDK
  2. Install google’s android SDK
  3. In your android smartphone, go to settings
  4. Open developer options
  5. Check 'USB debugging'
  6. Rest of the steps are easily available on net for developers, follow these steps

How to correct your mobile GPS if it’s not working

Brands such as Micromax, Lava, Karbonn, Celkon, Videocon, Xolo etc. offer cheaper smartphones as compared to companies like Samsung, Apple, Nokia, Htc, Blackberry, LG, Sony etc. But this cost-cut comes at a price. Not all features like camera, display etc. work as great. Among these, GPS not getting fixed is the chief of all problems. If you’re facing the same problem, don’t worry, a simple setting alteration can get GPS in your mobile working like high end mobiles! Here’s the procedure:

(99% devices will work fine after these steps)

  1. Go to settings.
  2. Go to location access.
  3. Check ‘access to my location’ and ‘wi-fi & mobile network location’.
  4. Turn ‘GPS satellites’ on.
  5. Now tap on the words ‘GPS satellites’ to open GPS satellites settings.
  6. Check ‘GPS EPO assistance’ and ‘A-GPS’.
  7. Turn on Wi-Fi of your device.
Your GPS should definitely start working after following the above steps. Just in cases the problem persists, download these 2 apps from google play:

1. GPS Fix (android labs)

Just run both apps one by one and there you go! Open google maps app now on your android device and turn on GPS, you’ll see it is working like butter.

(rest of the devices [including rooted ones] will work fine after these steps)

  1. Dial *#*#3646633#*#* to go to engineering mode
  2. Go to 'location setting'
  3. Click 'reset profile'
  4. Enable 'TLS enable'
  5. Change ID to 'IPv4'
  6. Click 'save the profile'
  7. Go to 'YGPS' 
  8. From menu options (left key), select 'show location'
  9. Wait for GPS to get locked
  10. Click 'show location in bg'
  11. Reboot your smartphone.
By now your GPS should work fine. If problem persists:
  1. Disable 'TLS'
  2. Change SLP to 'Chinese AGPS'
  3. Change ID to IMSI

By any chance if you are still not satisfied with your GPS, download this app , press menu button, go to 'manage a-gps state', click 'download'.

Your GPS will definitely work like never before now :)

March 2, 2014

JRE (java runtime environment) net-based installation wizard

If a dialogue box pops up asking you what to do next, simply click ‘Run’. Keep clicking ‘Next’/ ‘Install’ button when they appear in dialog boxes until the installation is complete.

ps JRE is required to run any java apps on client computers.
Click here for all JRE download options

Wifi hotspot creation: share your laptop's internet

Follow one of the following steps for making your laptop a wifi hotspot:
  1. Goto Start> Run> Type secpol.msc
  2. Goto Action> Properties> Location> Select type: Private
  3. Download this software:
  4. Alternate link:
  5. Alternatly, my dropbox link:

When Skype android app stops working..

I use Skype android app on a regular basis. There are times when the app stops working. And at that time it might be important for you to call someone. Don't worry, you can quickly reset the app as follows:
  1. Go to Settings
  2. Go to Apps
  3. Choose Skype
  4. Click "Force stop"
  5. Click "Clear data"
  6. Open Skype, sign in.
ps. Clearing data will clear archived messages and locally stored contents. But its no harm :)

अहमस्मि योधः ||

..And when it comes to the Roadies spirit, the bikes don't matter. Everyone who rides a bike is not a Roadie. And you don't have to be on the show to be a Roadie. It doesn't matter that neither Rajiv not I are bikers. What matters is that, even after a near-death experience, Rajiv showed us that it was possible to get back on the bike and face fear. Roadies is not about the road either. It's about the attitude. And by attitude, I don't mean aggression; I mean the attitude to face your problems, to face your fears. And that's what Roadies is.
Ride safe.