BenQ 32 inches 4K HDR Monitor

In the past I had written about my preference for having two monitors on my desk, and that I find it to be the single upgrade you can do to improve your productivity vastly. For a few years now, I was using was my laptop (Asus Zenbook) screen as the second monitor. But last year, I moved from the laptop to an AMD desktop PC, with that I was without a second monitor. I wanted to use the opportunity to go for a bigger size monitor in addition to the…

Fifine microphone for talks and calls online

With the growing use of video calls every day, the weekly talks and the monthly interviews, it is important you have a good infrastructure for making your presence felt online. For that, you need to be having bright lights, a camera that can produce sharp video, a loudspeaker to hear the other side(s) and a good microphone to capture your voice clearly. I had written earlier on how you can improve the lighting in your room with ring lights and overhead lights, your picture with TVSi 1080p and Logitech 4K…

Move from Android to iOS and transfer WhatsApp from Samsung Phone to iPhone

With the public backlash against WhatsApp with their privacy policy revision, this may not be the best time for this post, but still here it is. I recently got a new iPhone. I am coming to an iPhone after exactly a decade, my last was iPhone 4 in 2010 and now it is iPhone 12 Pro. While waiting for the new phone, I made a check list of all the items and apps that needed to be moved from the Android phone (Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite) and where their data…

English-Tamil meanings in Google Search

Recently if you search for the meaning of an English word in Google Search, you get the Tamil meaning along with the English meaning. It is kind of like having a LIFCO or OXFORD English-English-Tamil Dictionary available in the search. A nice New Year & Pongal gift from Google. I have been seeing it in India for the last few weeks, not sure when it got rolled out or for which geographies. Apart from English & Tamil, I am seeing English & Hindi and English & Marathi. ஆங்கில வார்த்தையை கூகிளில்…

Auto backup files and photos to Google Drive in Android

Google Photos pretty much solved the problem of backing up precious photos we take on our smartphone to the cloud. This eliminated the fear of losing the pictures when you upgrade your phone or the unfortunate event of losing/breaking it. I backup all my photos and videos in the full format to an external hard-drive and to Dropbox, even then I keep a copy in Google Photos in lower resolution as it is convenient and fast to search and retrieve photos.  For the last many years whenever I set up…