Friday, December 30, 2011

Getting Started with iPhone 4S


  • List of useful apps to get you started


  • Flipboard, Facebook, Instagram, Dropbox, Foursquare more here and here 

  • Top 100 Free Apps 

  • Quixey - Search for an app by what you want to do

  • Gizmodo Best iPhone app list

  • Time Magazine - 50 Best iPhone Apps of 2011

  • iPhone Home screens of Top Techies


  • How to check your iPhone's Data usage


  • First, head to your iPhone's settings app. Scroll down to "General," then click on "usage." You'll see your minute breakdown, but at the very bottom you'll see your data usage (sending and receiving) over AT&T's cellular network. If you've never reset your stats, you'll find that this number will be fairly high. (source: geeksugar)

  • You can also call *DATA# and AT&T will send you a text message with your data usage this billing cycle. 


  • Organize your ever increasing apps into folders


  • Steve Jobs presented the new folder feature as easy as dropping one app on top of another to create a new folder. Yes, that’s easy to do, but if you have several hundred apps on your iPhone, that process is a lot more tedious than most will like. Read more here


  •  Keep up-to-date on iPhone happenings using these popular blogs' iPhone tags


  • All Things Digital

  • TechCrunch

  • lifehacker


  • How to restart an iPhone

  • To restart iPhone, first turn iPhone off by pressing and holding the Sleep/Wake button until a red slider appears. Slide your finger across the slider and iPhone will turn off after a few moments. Next, turn iPhone on by pressing and holding the Sleep/Wake button until the Apple logo appears.

    Friday, December 2, 2011

    Indian Cricketers with Most frequent Man of the Match Awards

    Sachin is the undisputed king. He has a Man of the Match for every 7 ODI inns. The following is a list of Indian cricketers with atleast 5 Mom Awards. Surprising omission Harbhajan Singh. He has only 4 MoM awards till date. Kohli is raising fast in the ranks




    Friday, August 5, 2011

    Obama's Achievements so far

    A good website with more specifics: http://whattheheckhasobamadonesofar.com/

    From Andrew Sullivan:
    Here are the political accomplishments: defeating the most heavily favored party machine in decades (the Clintons) while actually bringing his biggest rival into his cabinet, where she has performed extraordinarily well; helping to cement the GOP's broad identity as extremists opposed to compromise; entrenching black and Hispanic loyalty to his party; retaining solid favorables and not-too-shabby approval ratings during the worst recession since the 1930s. 44 percent of the country still (rightly) blame Bush for this mess, only 15 percent blame Obama. 
    On policy: ending the US torture regime; prevention of a second Great Depression; enacting universal healthcare; taking the first serious steps toward reining in healthcare costs; two new female Supreme Court Justices; ending the gay ban in the military; ending the Iraq war; justifying his Afghan Surge by killing bin Laden and now disentangling with face saved; firming up alliances with India, Indonesia and Japan as counter-weights to China; bailing out the banks and auto companies without massive losses (and surging GM profits); advancing (slowly) balanced debt reduction without drastic cuts during the recession; and financial re-regulation. 
    Yes, there have been failures. The election of Scott Brown; the 2010 mid-terms; the surrender to Netanyahu and AIPAC; the botched and ill-conceived war in Libya; the failure to embrace Bowles Simpson up-front; the collapse of cap and trade (maybe not such a bad thing anyway). 

    Thursday, May 12, 2011

    Interesting Stats about Asians in America

    • The top 3.7 percent of all New York City students who take the Specialized High Schools Admissions Test hoping to go to Stuyvesant are accepted. This is what it looks like: Asian-­Americans, who make up 12.6 percent of New York City, make up 72 percent of the high school.
    • The Princeton sociologist Thomas Espenshade has calculated that an Asian applicant must, in practice, score 140 points higher on the SAT than a comparable white applicant to have the same chance of admission.
    • According to a recent study, Asian-­Americans represent roughly 5 percent of the population but only 0.3 percent of corporate officers, less than 1 percent of corporate board members, and around 2 percent of college presidents. There are nine Asian-American CEOs in the Fortune 500. In specific fields where Asian-Americans are heavily represented, there is a similar asymmetry. A third of all software engineers in Silicon Valley are Asian, and yet they make up only 6 percent of board members and about 10 percent of corporate officers of the Bay Area’s 25 largest companies. At the National Institutes of Health, where 21.5 percent of tenure-track scientists are Asians, only 4.7 percent of the lab or branch directors are, according to a study conducted in 2005. 
    • While only 15 percent of the male population is at least six feet tall, 58 percent of all corporate CEOs are.