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RIP, Airtel SmartBytes – No More SmartBytes for PostPaid plans in Karnataka Circle
· ☕ 2 min read · ✍️ Sathyajith Bhat
Few months back, Anupam Saxena had reported that Airtel is killing off SmartBytes for mobile customers in Delhi. My first reaction to the story was hoping that they wouldn’t do this for Karnataka circle. SmartBytes was great for the rare occasion that you’d require burst data(for example: when travelling or when your home Internet is down) - if you run out of data cap(I detest the pittance of data cap we get, that’s another different story) head over to their SmartBytes website or use the Airtel app & do a top up for SmartBytes - and you get instant data cap upgrade for the billing cycle.

The case of the expanding, exploding iPhone 3GS battery
· ☕ 4 min read · ✍️ Sathyajith Bhat
Way back in March, I got a bit tired of iOS and jumped the ship back to Android, purchased a Samsung LOLSUNG Galaxy S2 as my main phone. I won’t get into iOS v/s Android debate now, suffice to say I prefer Android to what it lets me do with the device. Anyhow, I didn’t want to give up on the 3GS - it’s a nice device and always a good idea to have a backup handset.

Configure Airtel GPRS / Mobile Office for Android
· ☕ 1 min read · ✍️ Sathyajith Bhat
Short, quick post: I’d purchased a Nexus S recently, and once I got back to India, I had to re-activate my connection again. Unlike the iPhone, however, my Android was unable to pick up the settings automatically & I had to enter them manually. To do this, head over to Settings -> Wireless & Networks -> Mobile Networks -> Access Point names. Tap on the options button -> New APN & enter the settings as per your plan, as mentioned in my previous post comparing various Airtel GPRS plans.

Upgrading to iPhone 3G to iPhone OS 3.1.2, with keeping the baseband at 04.26
· ☕ 5 min read · ✍️ Sathyajith Bhat
I think this is my first post on iPhone ( barring the rant). o_O. Surprising, since I purchased the iPhone from eBay close to a year ago. Anyhow, being the computer freak enthusiast that I am, I keep a track of most of the latest software that appears on the tech scene. I generally have a zero-day update policy - any new version/update that arrives for a software I generally update it.

Get your iPhone in India for $99 ( ~ Rs 4500 ) Only!
· ☕ 3 min read · ✍️ Sathyajith Bhat
That got your attention ? Well, brace up, this is a rant. Note: This is something I had stored on txtb.in long, long ago. I decided to post this because people keep saying the same old shit - ‘its only 4k in US blah blah. This post was triggered by that guy Pranav ( 😛 ). Pranav - if you’re trying to reject this - pranav.shastri: its a noob noob world Sathyajith: and you believed that too /eyeroll pranav.

My BT Headset is Here!
· ☕ 1 min read · ✍️ Sathyajith Bhat
Since I’ve gotten my Dell Inspiron 1520 & a Sony Ericsson P1i, it’s been a mess of wires everywhere in my room - the data cable, different set of earphones for my laptop and the P1i - bsaically wires, wires everywhere and all messy, tangled up. I got really frustrated by this and started searching for an alternative. SInce BOTH my laptop and P1i supports Bluetooth and A2DP I thought why not get a Bluetooth headset?