Google Maps directions

Google Maps Directions

If you are going to travel from one place to another then you can get help from Google Maps. Google Maps direction search can help you to discover many options from one place to another. You need to select the start and destination position inside the map and it will give you details. You can find distance from point A to B. You can also find how much time it will take by car, bus (with bus root details) etc. It is giving ‘Metro’ details inside the city if available. You can get multiple root option and estimated time from point A to B.

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Amazon Kindle

Kindle Paperwhite

Ebook is getting popularity everyday. Paper book usage are become less and people are using e-books now a days. People read e-book in pc, tablet, smart phone. Amazon Kindle is a new device mainly for reading e-book.

The Kindle app developed by Amazon. Kindle app can be installed in pc, iPhone, iPad, Android and Windows Phone. Kindle app support Kindle format as well as pdf, mobi, doc, docx, txt, rtf etc. You can read e-book of these formats with Kindle app.

Kindle device is a device developed by Amazon. It has Kindle app installed in it. You can read e-books on Kindle device. The main thing is Kindle device have screen with elink technology. It use normal ink like paper book and show them electronically. It has paper like reading experience.

You can find many e-books in kindle format in Amazon or other websites. You can convert epub to mobi format and read in Kindle.

The overall reading experience is very good. I feel there should be more Kindle format books in the market.

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Microsoft Authenticator app

I blogged about two steps authentication before. You should enable two steps authentication in all your online main services (like email, blog). I am using this with my Microsoft account.

The idea is there are two steps in log in process. The steps are:

  1. In the first step you give user name or email id and password as usual to log in.
  2. In the second step, if the email id or user name and password combination is correct, then a SMS will come to your phone or an email will come to your alternate email with one time use security code. You need to enter that security code to log in.

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What communication option should we choose?

This week I read an article on various communication options to communicate with client. I am very much agree with the article. There are many communication options while we are working with our clients and colleagues. Not only that, we use communication options to communicate with our friends and family. In office the most popular option is email and phone. In personal life there are email, phone, SMS, social network etc.

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Upload calender to Outlook.com

This is another very productive feature of Outlook.com. Normally you use at least one calender in your Outlook.com account. You can upload other calenders to your account. For example I have total 5 calenders in my Outlook.com account (work, birthday etc). When I log in to my account and go to calender, I can see all my calenders and events/meetings inside them. Now world cup cricket is going to start this week and I want to follow India matches. What I do? I went to ICC website and download a calender including all the India matches. Now I can attach this calender to my Office Outlook or upload to Outlook.com. After successful uploading I can get reminders of India matches like any other event/meeting in my computer or phone. You can share this calender with your friends also.

I find this little feature is very helpful. If you are using some other provider like Gmail, you can do this in same process.

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