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Rooting Xiaomi Mi4 Stable ROM

I switched from an Apple iPhone to Xiaomi Mi4 since past 4 months and I must say it is an excellent smartphone. Apart from power-packed hardware the Google Android 4.4 based MIUI6 ROM on the software front has been a big reason the phone is a huge success and is often compared to the likes of Apple iPhone 6 despite being cheaper almost three times to it. The company offers two versions of their official MIUI ROM - the "Stable Version" which comes pre-installed with Google services like "Google Play Store" and the "Development Version" which gets frequent updates, does not have Google services pre-installed, is tuned towards Chinese app-ecosystem but has the added advantage of being pre-rooted.

While I was enjoying my experience with the developer version of the ROM, last update MIUI6 v 5.2.13 broke Google services and re-installing using the usual "Google Installer" from the MIUI Appstore did not worked. This is when I decided to switch to the Stable version of the ROM and had to manually root my phone as shared below unlike the development version which comes pre-rooted.

Xiaomi Mi4 ROM

Free Utility To Make Microsoft Windows 10 Bootable USB Pen Drive

Finally got the chance to give Microsoft Windows 10 Technical Preview a try, to get it loaded onto a new machine I opted to create a Bootable Windows USB drive as shared ahead. While the Windows 7 Bootable Disk Maker Tool worked fine for Windows 8 Bootable USB, it failed with Windows 10 TP ISO image.

I used the excellent portable, bootable usb disk maker utility Rufus to get the job done, just point the utility to Windows 10 TP ISO as shown below and click the Start button.

Rufus Tool

Get Stellar Phoenix Data Recovery for Android App for Free

Lost or accidentally deleted an important file from your Android Device? Do not worry as there are app available that can easily retrieve data from phones internal memory or memory card / SD card.

Common reasons of data loss include memory card corruption, device became inaccessible or the Android OS itself become damaged and is no longer able to boot. Under such circumstances, you need to stop using the device or needed to be turned off. Please note that further saving files or installing applications after data loss instance may leads to permanent deletion of your files which cannot be recovered even by using professional data recovery applications.

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Swalekh : A Multilingual Keypad In 11 Indian Languages

Swalekh LogoIn earlier days of Google Android OS, one has to root and hack their way into the core operating-system files just to install additional fonts like Hindi as demonstrated in an earlier post. Nowadays, we have quite a lot of options to install additional keyboards in multiple languages like the free Hindi keyboard provided by Google.

To make things easier for Indian users we now have an excellent free app - Swalekh, the app brings power of local language expression through an easy-to-use app. Users of Swalekh can express themselves in their own language - be it while sending a text message, a Facebook update, a tweet, writing a blog, or sending an email. Supporting English, हिन्दी (Hindi), বাংলা (Bengali), తెలుగు (Telugu), मराठी (Marathi), தமிழ் (Tamil), ગુજરાતી (Gujarati), ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada), മലയാളം (Malayalam), ଓଡ଼ିଆ (Odia), ਪੰਜਾਬੀ (Punjabi) and অসমীয়া (Assamese). Swalekh comes with word predictions (English and Native), auto-correct, a native language keyboard as well as an PHONETIC option to which will transliterate text to your native language using the familiar QWERTY Keypad.

Swalekh Hindi Keyboard

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Trick To Activate WhatsApp Voice Call Feature Before Everybody Else

Just days after WhatsApp introduced the much needed Desktop/Web access for the world's leading instant messenger service, we now have WhatsApp Call feature making it's appearance on some selective installations. It seems the WhatsApp Voice Call feature will be invite only for now where a user who already has the feature can initiate a call to a new user activating it on the other users installation. A semi-functional trick to activate the WhatsApp Call feature before everybody else is shared below.

WhatsApp Call Feature

WhatsApp Web - Now WhatsApp Officially Allows Chat From Your Desktop Web-Browser

If you have been resorting to hacks to get WhatsApp on your Desktop/Laptop here is some excellent news for you, WhatsApp for Web is now officially available allowing users to get WhatsApp on any computer from their web-browser.

WhatsApp for Web allows users to simultaneously access their WhatsApp account from phone, tablet, Desktop or laptop in realtime. Currently WhatsApp on the web works with Android, BlackBerry, Nokia and Windows phones, Apple iOS users cannot use the new feature due to platform limitations. Simply follow the steps shared below to get WhatsApp Web activated for your account.

WhatsApp For Web

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Fixing Excel Error In "Form VAT-7A"

Indian businessman are required to fill-in and submit their Value Added Tax (VAT) returns in a timely manner and state governments provide Microsoft Excel template to make the computation easier and automated. However, the excel form-template provided by Rajasthan state government for "VAT Form 7A" always resulted in a read-only error for "PERIOD TO" field when a user completes the "PERIOD FROM" field with correct date as shown below. This error prevents further data input impossible, the concerned authorities and helpline have no idea/solution about this. Thankfully, when my friend approached me with the issue I was able to fix this as shared ahead.

Form VAT-7A

Affordable Bluetooth 4.0 USB Dongle For Raspberry Pi

While Raspberry Pi certainly is a cheap mini-computer, adding accessories to it blows up ownership costs a lot. While adding WiFi is relatively cheap, finding a compatible Bluetooth Low Energy 4.0 (BLE) for a bargain is hard. Luckily, I found the Orico BTA-403 Mini Bluetooth 4.0 Adapter Dongle which comes with CSR8510 Low Energy Chip and is compatible with Linux and Raspberry Pi despite being not listed as such in the description, this is certainly a must-have deal for $8 including worldwide shipping. Instructions for setup are as shared below.

ORICO BTA-4 BLE USB

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