Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Microsoft launches on{x} Exclusive For Android: Promise To Automate Your Life

Guess who just launched one of the best app ever to make it into android market place. It is Microsoft !! on{x}is an incredible app which lets you automate your life (or part of it). It'll remind you to take your umbrella on a rainy day, play music when you decides to take a walk or alert your wife when you live the office. Microsoft has launched several recipes, that you can readily push to your droid and use. If you know a bit of scripting using java-script, get ready to experiment with it and make  your own recipes (you can even share them, so once this takes off, you'll be able to find lot of community developed recipes).

To use the app you should log in through facebook and once you are done with it, you can start pushing recipes from your pc to your phone. Sorry, forgot one thing, it is for ANDROID (finally something really awesome comes to android first and not iOS). You can get the app from here or just go to google play store and get it from there for free.

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Sunday, May 27, 2012

Hoya 58mm CPL Filter at 48% Discount

Thinking about adding a polarizing filter to your DSLR gear ? Head to and get the Hoya HMC CPL filter (58mm) right now for just Rs.1300. It is the best deal out there for a CPL filter and if you own a Canon DSLR then you might want to get one of these (Canon 18-55 IS and 55-250mm IS supports this, also you can get a step up ring for attaching it to50mm f1.8 as well).

Designed exclusively for the digital cameras, the Wide Band Circular PL filter cuts down non-metallic reflections and glares to improve your images. Use of this polarizer will saturate colours of blue skies and white clouds to add that magical touch in your pictures. The filter also help increasing contrast in a balanced way. Besides, the Wide Band Circular PL filter can remove reflections from glasses so that you can capture more details of subjetcs on the other side of the glass.

  • Digital multi-coated
  • Black almite frame
  • Black rimmed glass
  • Low profile frame
  • Knurung edge frame
  • UV protected case  
You can get the step up ring I mentioned before from for just Rs.90 in case you own the 50mm f1.8.

Flipkart owned, closing down ?

It seems that India’s largest and most-funded e-commerce company Flipkart Online Services Pvt. Ltd have decided (?) to make offline, which they acquired just a couple of months back in a deal worth more than $25 million. With most of the listings on the website running 'out of stock', it looks like the end is near for the once busy e-commerce website. started in 2009, by Gurgaon based eTree Marketing Pvt. Ltd, and sells items such as mobile phones, cameras, laptops and home appliances.

It was one of my favorite online shopping websites because of their extremely low prices and big discounts. Everything (excluding books) that is sold on was available in letsbuy for much less (well that was before the acquisition, and now the rates seems to be leveled). But still you can get some pretty good deal on several items (if they are in stock, good luck !). I just ordered one hoya CPL filter for my camera for Rs.300 less than what is listed on most of the other e-commerce websites (and perhaps the last thing I'm buying from letsbuy). So if you are thinking about buying something other than books from, then do check out as well.

If you have an ICICI bank debit card, you can get 7.5% discount on some items.