My experience with the UE BOOM 360-degree wireless speaker

UE BOOM Review

My review on the UE BOOM Wireless Speaker

Frankly speaking I had never owned a wireless speaker until I came across UE (Ultimate Ears) BOOM speaker. I have many friends who own a JBL, Bose etc & how much they keep praising about the same because of the output. I have heard the output and I agree with them.

UE BOOM Review

UE BOOM makes its presence in India

Few weeks back I got my hands on this UE BOOM gadget which is a 360-degree wireless speaker which produces insanely great sound in every direction. During my first test run I was in doubts if this gadget will blow my mind but yeah when I managed to pair my iPhone with this speaker & played some music, the output simply blew my mind after experiencing the sound. I also tried pairing my laptop to the speaker & managed to watch a movie. The experience was worth it. It actually gives a whole new level of experience.

UE BOOM Review

An awesome movie experience with my UE BOOM

Equipped with dual performance drivers to pump out clear mids and vibrant highs and deliver so much sound for a small speaker, its hard to believe your ears. The bass is deep & peps up even the low frequencies. The most interesting quality about the speaker is that its water & stain resistant. To add that, UE BOOM has a 15-hour rechargeable battery that gives a non-stop music from dusk till dawn. It possesses a 50 feet wireless range which makes it more conveniently control the speaker from a decent distance.

The iOS & Android app also helps in pairing two UE BOOM speakers to pump up the sound. To suit one’s lifestyle, it comes with 12 colors. The UE BOOM is priced around Rs. 14,995/- & can be purchased from any of the mentioned stores.

During my weekends, I pair my UE BOOM to my laptop & watch series/movies & even listen to music by pairing it to my mobile phone.

If you get your hands on this gadget, do let me know your views.

Mojo Bars, the new on-the-move snack bar in the market

When was the last time you snacked upon a healthy & tasty snack bar? There are many protein/snack bars in the market, no doubt about that. And many of them are not priced economically. A very few manage to stay within the healthy/tasty & economical bracket.

Mojo Bar

There is yet another snack bar in town, Its “Mojo Bar“, which is a “on-the-move” snack. Also its healthy & tasty. I happened to taste the same 2 weeks back & must say that I liked it. Priced at Rs. 40/- per bar which comes in 3 flavors (Choco Almond + Protein, Nutty Apricot + Fibre, Yoghurt Berry + Antioxidants) & includes 5 gm of protein – just the right amount needed for a snack. The bars are packed with various of natural ingredients like Cranberries, Raisins, Soy based cereal, Oats, Chocolate, Dates, Peanuts, Yoghurt, Apricots, Watermelon seeds, Black currants, Honey & Roasted almonds.

Being a chocolate fan, my personal favorite is “Choco Almond + Protein’ & also the “Nutty Apricot + Fibre” is tasty.

Mojo Bars are available in Mumbai. Have you grabbed your mojo yet?

Killa Movie Review: Its time to revisit childhood again

Killa Movie Review

Have you ever felt that urge to travel back to your childhood days? Ever thought how it will be if we were given a chance to revisit our childhood days? And when the reality hits us hard by making us realize that it wont be possible to relive those days, it makes us feel terrible. But thanks to the medium called cinema. And very few movies do the justice by letting us relive those memories.

Earlier I had seen Shwaas, Shala (which took us on a childhood ride), Duniyadaari (which took us on a ride of college life). Now once again its time to revisit the innocent phase called childhood. This time its with “Killa” (Click here to view the trailer) movie. Killa (The Fort) is a 2015 Indian Marathi drama film directed by Avinash Arun. The film was selected for the 64th Berlin International Film Festival where it won the Crystal Bear by the Children’s Jury in the Generation KPlus Selection. At the 62nd National Film Awards, it was awarded the Best Feature Film in Marathi Award.

The plot revolves around the boy who along with his Mom comes to Guhaghar after his father’s death. Its all about his journey on how he manages to get acquainted with the new place, new school, new school friends & the people from that place. The plot might be looking simple & straightforward but the backdrop of the scenic beauty of Guhaghar, the treatment given to the story is what makes this movie a unique watching experience. The village roads, old houses, people with that typical local accent adds up to the plot. The bond between the boy & his mother, the bond of friendship is perfectly portrayed.

We all have played pranks in the school, written not-so-good words in the school toilet/benches, tried to help our school friends in every possible way we can. We have felt the anger when our own friends neglected us. We have felt jealousy when our school friends got something new in the school & they kept flaunting it. But we have always trusted our friends, come what may. How about re-living these memories? The movie has its own moments which makes us smile, laugh our lungs out, cry & by the time we are out of the movie hall, it makes us weep within because we start craving to go back to our childhood days at that very moment.

The cinematography is absolute masterpiece where in every frame is well crafted to perfection & yet it feels natural. The background score travels along the screenplay which is well placed with no forceful interference. All the cast including Amruta Subhash, Archit Deodhar, Parth Bhalerao have given their best performance. So are you ready to relive your childhood memories? Don’t miss this movie.

Director: Avinash Arun

Cast: Amruta Subhash, Archit Deodhar, Parth Bhalerao

Rating: 4/5

New found love in Love & Latte

Coffee shops are one of the places I am always fascinated about. After having visited few outlets of Starbucks, Cafe Coffee Day, Barista, Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, Love & Latte was on my list. So on a Saturday morning, finally I got to visit Love & Latte’s outlet in Mulund West.

Love & Latte Mulund

Coffee shops are meant to be quiet place where in people can chill, chat and have a good time. Be it with friends, colleagues or just alone, trying to do some work. Trust me, the positive vibes of this coffee shop was felt as soon as I entered because the aroma of coffee hits your soul immediately.

Love & Latte Mulund

The outlet is well planned, is spacious in terms of seating arrangements & the interiors adds up in giving the ambiance a whole new cosy approach. Whereas lots of coffee shops I have seen tend to become noisy & are not spacious in terms of seating arrangements where people tend to accidentally get bumped into each other while walking between the seats & then too many sorry’s take place.

Love & Latte Mulund

I tried their Caramel Frappe loaded with cream, chocolate sauce & ice cream & Blueberry Cheesecake which was divine & got finished within no time (Yeah, that was the only sad part). They have various coffee preparations in Hot Coffee, Specialty Latte, Special Brews, Filter Coffee, Cold Brew, Chocolate Drinks, Teas, Milkshakes, Slush, Smoothies along with variety of snacks & desserts (Vegetarian). And yes they have WiFi & also follow the points system.

During weekdays this place is relatively empty but on weekends it tends to get somewhat occupied but if you want to have some me time alone, best time to visit is in the mornings. Now that this place is just few mins away from my place, it will be frequently visited.

Burp-O-Meter: 4/5

Everything you want to know about Twitter limits (Updates, and following)

Know about Twitter limits

Twitter always have been serious when it came to their limit policies & best practices. Gone are the days when the limits were actually very limited. Nowadays, the Twitter limits enforced by Twitter are as follows:

  • Direct messages (daily): The limit is 1,000 messages sent per day.
  • Tweets: 2,400 per day. The daily update limit is further broken down into smaller limits for semi-hourly intervals. Retweets are counted as Tweets.
  • Changes to account email: Four per hour.
  • Following (daily): The technical follow limit is 1,000 per day.
    This is a technical account limit only, and there are additional rules prohibiting aggressive following behavior.
  • Following (account-based): Once an account is following 2,000 other users, additional follow attempts are limited by account-specific ratios.

These limits include actions from all devices, including web, mobile, phone, API, etc. API requests from all third-party applications are tracked against the hourly API limit. People who use multiple third-party applications with their account will therefore reach the API limit more quickly.

What happens if the limit is hit?
On reaching the limit, Twitter gives an error message telling about which limit is hit. For limits that are time-based (like the direct messages, tweets, changes to account email, and API request limits), one will be able to try again after the time limit has elapsed. The tweet limit of 2,400 updates per day is further broken down into semi-hourly intervals. If someone reaches to their account update/tweet limit, one will have to try again in a few hours after the limit period has elapsed.

How often should one blog?

How often should one blog?

When it comes to blogging, “How often should I blog?” is the most frequently asked question. There is no as such answer to this question because most of the bloggers prefer to maintain their own blogging schedule depending upon their busy routines. It varies person to person.

Its all about content & when it comes to right, useful content, there will be audience to read it. Some of the blogging schedules which can be implemented are as follows:

  • Multiple posts per day 
  • Daily posts 
  • 2-3 posts per week (Most preferred frequency)
  • 1 post per week (Most preferred frequency)
  • 1-2 posts per month

Is it necessary to blog frequently?
Well, yes! Search engines, especially Google loves fresh, unique content. So those blogs which are updated frequently with new content/ posts are likely to be crawled by Google seamlessly & quickly. Most importantly the blog will stay listed for longer period of time.

Updating at least once a week is sufficient to begin with. If you go less than that, it would be hard to maintain your reader’s interest. Frequent blogging eventually will build your position/goodwill among the readers & you will see an increase in the volume of social sharing & the traffic as time progresses.

In today’s world where everyone is busy with their own routines, it becomes tough to update the blog regularly. But if one is serious about blogging, not updating the blog at all will be a wrong move. If you post anything good, you will get traffic/social shares even if you don’t update very often because quality matters than the quantity.

A thrilling “Mission A7000” movie experience

Mission A7000

I am a movie buff & love to watch movies a lot. That day I received a call from “Mission A7000” team & invited me for the special private screening of the movie “Mission A7000” in Mumbai which includes Johnny Deep & Scarlet Handsfree as main lead & directed by George Clooless. I was been told that its one of those movies which thrilling plot is interesting.

Mission A7000

To my surprise, the story begins with a white hacker & silicon valley millionaire, Louis Santiago who has kept his double life as a secret…during a mission in Istanbul he meets a French lady who invites him to the hotel. While on the way, he realizes that it was a trap & ends up in a warehouse where he is locked down. How he tries to manage to escape from the trap with the help of his electronic gadget is the plot of the movie.

Mission A7000

To know what happens next, click here to watch the trailer & receive your preview screening invite. They are giving a few lucky people from selected cities a chance to be part of a special screening.