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  • jkabtech 12:17 pm on August 1, 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    How to Book Train Tickets With IRCTC Using SMS 

    Our government is going increasingly digital and with mobile penetration and number of smartphone users in India skyrocketing, it’s getting easier than ever to do things online or via our phones. The catch is that most people don’t actually know you can do all this so easily – and that’s why we are trying to help our readers find out about different government services that are now online, and showing you how to use them.

    This week, we look at how to book a train ticket from IRCTC via SMS. The Indian Railways’ IRCTC website is the source of frustration for so many people that no one bats an eyelid when the site doesn’t work properly, although recent updates have improved things a little. If you’re trying to book a ticket on the website, but find that the portal is down or if your Internet is down, you can easily book tickets offline. No, we don’t mean that you have to go to the nearest railway station to book a ticket, but booking tickets via SMS. Booking via text message is hassle-free, but know that your carrier will charge you for each SMS you send. We were charged Rs. 3 per SMS when we tried booking tickets via SMS, but that’s a small price to pay for the convenience. Here’s how to do it.

    The first thing you need is an IRCTC account. You can create it here. Make sure that the phone number you register with IRCTC matches the phone number that your bank has, otherwise this will not work.

    You also need to check if your bank supports IMPS (Immediate Payment Service). If you have an ICICI Bank account then you don’t need IMPS, and can jump to step 8. You can check if your bank supports IMPS here. You will need IMPS to authorise payments via SMS.

    If your bank supports IMPS (almost all banks do), then you’ll need to call them to generate an MMID or do it on the bank website. This process varies by the bank, so we suggest you check it with your bank. As an example, HDFC Bank’s process is described here.

    Note down the MMID and the one-time password (OTP) sent by the bank.

    Now you’re ready to book your ticket. You need to send a text message to 139. The format of the message should be

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  • jkabtech 8:17 pm on July 29, 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    How to Make Calls, Send and Receive SMS From Your Computer Using an Android Phone 

    The launch of iOS 8 in September brought a number of very cool features, with Continuity perhaps topping the list of enhancements. It allows you to make and receive phone calls and send and receive text messages using your iPad or Mac, as long as they’re connected to the same Wi-Fi network and Apple ID. This is quite handy if you’re working on your Mac and don’t want to switch back to the iPhone just to check a text or to receive a call.

    (Also see: How to Make and Answer Calls, Send and Receive SMS From Your iPad, Mac)

    If you’re using a Mac and an iPhone that’s a great feature to have, but Android users need not feel left out either. AirDroid gives Android users most of Continuity’s features and allows some things that’ll make Apple users jealous.

    Continuity also has a feature called Handoff, which allows you to pick up where you left off with apps. Whether it’s finishing an incomplete message on Mail or a document in Pages, these automatically sync across Apple devices with Handoff. Third-party apps such as Google Chrome also support this feature, but this is only available if developers choose to add it.

    (Also see: How to Enable and Use Continuity, Handoff Features on iPhone, iPad, and Mac)

    AirDroid doesn’t have anything like Handoff and doesn’t let you receive phone calls. It can mirror your Android device’s screen to your computer if your phone is rooted. This feature is useful if you want to use your phone’s apps on your PC. If your phone is not rooted, you only get notifications for text messages, phone calls, and from other system apps.

    Airdroid 3 lets you send and receive text messages, make and reject calls, receive notifications and transfer files via your computer. You control the phone using a Web client, so you don’t have to install any software, and can use the app simply by visiting a webpage on either your PC or Mac.

    Download AirDroid on your Android phone.

    Open the app on your Android phone.

    The app will ask you to create an account, but it is not needed. Just tap the tiny Sign in later button at the bottom.

    Now AirDroid will ask you for permission to show notifications on your computer in real time. Tap Enable.

    This will take you to the system settings for access to notifications. Tap AirDroid Notification Mirror service.

    A confirmation pop-up will appear. Tap OK.

    Now hit the back button on your phone to return to AirDroid. The app will now display a URL – http://web.airdroid.com – on the phone.

    Open the URL in any Web browser on your computer. You’ll see a QR code in the browser window.

    On AirDroid on your Android phone, tap the QR code image next to the URL. This will open the camera.

    Point the camera at the QR code in the browser window on your computer. The Android app will vibrate when it has scanned the code.

    That’s it, now you can get all Android notifications in that browser window. It’s quite similar to the way you connect WhatsApp Web to your phone. In the browser window you will see apps such as Screenshot, Camera, Music, Photos, Videos – all of these are self explanatory. You can access the phone’s camera via the computer, take screenshots, view and transfer photos and videos and listen and transfer songs as well. AirDroid makes it very easy to manage your Android phone from your PC as you can also see recent calls by clicking on Call Logs and backup apk files by clicking on Apps.

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  • jkabtech 12:17 pm on July 22, 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    How to Take Screenshots Using Steam 

    Taking screenshots of some of the more hilarious or memorable moments in a video game is something PC gamers have been able to do for the longest time by pressing Print Screen (or PrintScr, on some keyboards) while playing, then exiting the game and pasting the image in a program like MS-Paint. It’s a needlessly cumbersome process though, and with most games using Steam nowadays, it’s easier to do so and doesn’t require you to exit the game. Here’s how.

    1. Open Steam and login.

    2. In Settings, go to the In-Game tab.

    3. View or configure the key used by clicking on Screenshot shortcut keys and then pressing the key you want to use. You should ideally use a key that typically won’t get used in the game.

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  • jkabtech 4:17 am on July 20, 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    How to Share PS4 Games Using PSN 

    The PC (via Steam) and Xbox One let you share games with your friends and family. It’s a handy feature considering that there are more and more games available digitally. And the PlayStation 4 (PS4) isn’t far behind in allowing you to share games.

    With stellar deals on the PlayStation Network (PSN) such as PlayStation Store Play 2015 and routine flash sales, buying digital copies of games is becoming the norm, and while you can share a physical game by just handing over a disc, sharing your downloaded games isn’t much harder now.

    Much like setting an Xbox One as a home console, getting this to work on the PS4 just requires you to activate it as the primary console. This guide tells you just that.

    (Also see: How to Share Your Steam Games With Friends and Family)

    Log into PSN on your account on your PS4.Select PSN, choose Activate as Your Primary PS4.Click on Deactivate.

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  • jkabtech 4:17 am on June 22, 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    How to Buy PC Games on Steam in India Using Cash on Delivery 

    Highlights Steam now lets you use cash to pay for games Access to purchases will be granted 72 hours after receipt of payment Old Rs. 500 and Rs. 1,000 notes are not accepted

    Along with debit cards, credit cards, bitcoin, net banking and digital wallets, Steam now lets you buy games via cash on delivery as well. This was discovered by Gadgets 360 readers who tipped us off. What this means is, you aren’t dependent on a digital payment method any more.

    (Also see: Steam Now Lets You Buy PC Games in India Via Net Banking and Digital Wallets) 

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  • jkabtech 4:17 am on June 15, 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    How to Book an Ola or Uber Using Google Maps 

    Highlights You can look up both Uber and Ola cabs via Google Maps You can see price estimates for different types of cabs from both With Uber, you can even book the cab through the map

    If you want to book a taxi, you would normally just open the Uber or Ola app, right? But as it turns out, you can book these cabs through a number of different apps – for example, Zomato and Practo have both partnered with Uber, so you can book a table/ make a doctor’s appointment, and then book a car for your appointment right away.

    One of our favourite integrations is with Google Maps – after you’ve looked up a place on the map, you can quickly call a taxi to get you there. It’s a very straightforward feature and one that works pretty well. In the case of Uber, you can directly book the cab through Google Maps without even needing to have Uber app installed on your phone, while with Ola, after you’ve decided to call the taxi, you have to tap the Open App button to book an Ola cab.

    The advantage of booking a cab through the Maps app is that you can see the prices for both Uber and Ola at the same time – and what’s more, you can see fare estimates for all classes of cars, so you can see the price for an UberGo, UberX, or UberXL, or for an Ola Micro, Mini, or Prime, all at the same time. This lets you quickly compare fares and find the best option when booking a taxi. This is how it works.

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  • jkabtech 12:17 pm on January 14, 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    Make Tuna Salad Faster by Using a Spoon Instead of a Fork 

    Melissa KirschFriday 3:22pmFiled to: time savingtuna fishkitchen hacks691EditSend to EditorsPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalink

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  • jkabtech 12:17 pm on January 3, 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    You're Using That Paper Toilet-Seat Cover Wrong 

    Leigh AndersonFriday 9:30amFiled to: ToiletsHygienePersonal Hygiene2896EditSend to EditorsPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalink

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  • jkabtech 4:17 am on November 24, 2017 Permalink | Reply
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    eBay launches visual search tools that let you shop using photos 

    eBay today is launching two new visual search tools that will allow online shoppers to use photos they snap, have saved on their phone, or even those they find while browsing the web or other social networking sites, in order to find matching products from eBay’s catalog. The tools, Image Search and Find it on eBay, leverage advancements in computer vision and deep learning, including the use of neural networks, the company notes.

    These tools were originally announced this July, with plans to launch in the fall.

    The first tool, Image Search, allows mobile consumers to take a photo of something they want to buy or use an image saved to their phone’s Camera Roll in order to shop eBay. The website will then return listings of items that are either a close match or at least visually similar to the product you’ve photographed.

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  • jkabtech 4:17 am on November 13, 2017 Permalink | Reply
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    Show HN: Hivemind – Distributed jobs using AWS Lambda functions 

    GitHub – littlstar/hivemind: For creating distributed jobs using AWS Lambda functions Skip to content Features Business Explore Marketplace Pricing —

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