Showing posts from April, 2014

NEW FRAUD in Mumbai

I received this message from someone and it sure sounds scary. Please read it...and be safe. " I received a call from someone claiming that he was f rom my mobile Service provider and he asked me to shutdown my phone for 2 hours for 3G update to take place. As I was rushing for a meeting, I did not question, but just shut down my cell phone. After 45 minutes I felt very suspicious since the caller did not even introduce his name. I quickly turned on my cell phone and saw several missed calls from my family members and the others were from the number that had called me earlier. I called my parents and I was shocked that they sounded very worried asking me whether I am safe. My parents told me that they had received a call from someone claiming that they had me with them and asking for money to let me free. The call was so real and my parents even heard 'my voice' crying out loud asking for help. My father was at the bank waiting for next call to proceed for mon

Smartphone Season deux...a complete flop

Exactly a month ago, I had announced on my blog (click here for that post) that I will be renouncing my smart phone for a while. Today, I switched back to it for some time because I needed by banking app asap. Here are a few observations I have made in the regards in the past month. 1. I don't need the smartphone to be smart Lugging the old qwerty phone around for the past few weeks made me realise that I could live very well without the extra smartness.In fact, writing my to do lists and accounts on the trusty tiny note pad was so much more satisfying than the notes app on the phone. 2. The battery life goes on and on and Amaron In the past 12 hours, I have charged my smartphone twice. I need to charge my old phone once in two days. 3. This past month has been one of the most productive one for a long long time With whassap, facebook, skype, candy crush, twitter out of the way and into my tablet, my productivity has been quite awesome. I've been able to fr