Wednesday, June 13, 2018

My KL Trip in June 2018 - some unintended consequences

A few unintended consequences of my Malaysia trip....

1. Respect the Traffic ... It is so pleasing to see traffic rules being followed ... I should try to do it

2. Respect the differences & ladies .... Ladies clad in headgear in a Muslim country jostling shoulders with mini skirted chinese women and Indians in shorts ....
Also, Anuj's family lifestyle is SOOO different from ours ... but still quite cool,
They don't have much physical activity ... watch tonnes of TV (mostly a single hindi comedy TV serial ) through the day, have very simple meals, do not even have a maid, sleep late wake late (in holidays) and generally are not going anywhere... but seem to be doing well :)
Being different is COOL, most things don't really matter as much as I think they do

3. Respect the housework ... Anuj helps in cooking etc. and they all generally share house work ... Parents more than kids ....

Friday, May 4, 2018

Smart Wifi Toggler – an app to improve your Android Phone’s Battery life automatically

The single most important thing that I find lacking in my smartphone today is Battery Life. Whatever we do, we barely scratch past a day without needing a charger. How about I tell you a simple way to improve the battery life of your phone automatically.
Enter – Smart Wifi Toggler!
This is a small Android app that does a simple job effectively. It shuts down your wifi when you leave a wifi zone (like your house / clinic) and restarts it when you get back to a wifi zone. This leads to a large amount of battery life improvement as open wifi is a serious drain on your phone’s battery, plus a potential security hazard.
Here is what the Google Play Store description says
“Smart WiFi Toggler is an application designed to control your phone's WiFi using location based rules. Its aim is to conserve battery and minimize data charges by turning WiFi off when not connected to a network, and turning it on when a known hotspot is present. It constantly learns where your hotspots are located to make its decisions.
It's a very useful application if you frequently forget to turn WiFi off when leaving a hotspot, or if you want to automatically switch from mobile data to WiFi to conserve battery whenever you're back into a hotspot.
There are many similar sounding apps so please remember to download the app with the above icon only. The author of the app is “Seboult Aghuelan”.
In my use I have found that this app takes a couple of days to figure out your default wifi zones. Once it has learnt your regular wifi areas it is quite effective in improving battery life. The only issue I find is that Android automatically shuts down the app after a few days and then I  need to restart it to keep it working.
Till the next time,