Sunday, January 18, 2015

Blog Closing

After almost 2 years of operation I have decided to close down ZetaSilon. It was a memorable experience and I learnt a lot about blogging and SEO. I have decided to use all I learnt in a new blog with my friends. In 3 months this blog will be deleted however the posts will be shifted to my new blog.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Quora Android Application V2.0 Review

My most used Android application just became even better. As older users will realise, the application has significantly improved its user interface and presentation.

For those who are not familiar with the Android application, let me tell you that it is in no way any lesser than the main web version. We can do anything, add and answer questions, follow and unfollow people, send and receive messages, promote answers etcetera right from the application.

The new version is an absolute delight. It is now possible to expand answers from the home screen itself, which means you can continue scrolling down the news feed if you want to abandon an answer midway without pressing the back button and waiting for the home screen to load again.

The new version also makes it easier to add questions. I have noticed that the time delay it took for the application to show up a notification in the notification bar has also reduced drastically. The commenting system seems to have undergone a rework as well.

For long answers, an option to 'read more' directly from the home screen has been given as well.

 While the application is usually stable on my Samsung Galaxy Quattro, it does occasionally seem to crash, but thats like once is 20 uses. Sometimes I notice that I have a completely working internet connection yet the application takes a pretty long time to load answers or worse won't load them at all. Nothing too major though.

If you go to "More" part of the application, it brings up menus like stats, credits ,your profile, settings, your content, help and logout (The screenshot just above on the right).

The stats menu of the application lets you view the upvotes, Shares and views your answers have received in a time interval which you specify. Very hefty.

The credits tab works exactly like the web version. Perfect, each and every credit transaction is shown.

The settings tab is the only disappointment as you have to use your phone's web browser to change the settings and it is not possible to change them from the application itself.

The application notifies you whenever someone comments on your own comments or your answer or whenever someone upvotes your answers or whenever someone A2As (Ask to answer) you, which is very useful to keep track of things on the go.

The messages section works exactly as like you would like it to, completely like the web version. Send and receive, exactly as you want.

The help section has all the FAQs and the ability to contact Quora support staff apart from the usual Terms of service, privacy policy and Licenses.

As you might know the first version didn't have a logout button (nice one Quora), but we even have a fully functional logout button.

Considering how quickly and effective Quora has replaced the time I spent on Facebook, this new version of the android application is perfect to keep me occupied on the go. I personally couldn't ask for much more.

If you use Quora, and have a smartphone, download it ASAP.

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Play Flappy Bird on your PSP

The insanely addictive Smartphone game is now available for your hacked PSP. A bit of caution though, Flappy Bird is extremely fun (and equally hard) on the PSP.

Please ensure that you have a hacked PSP before proceeding further. Check out How to Hack your PSP if your PSP isnt hacked yet.

First of all Download Flappy Bird for PSP
This will give you a .zip file. Extract it using WinRAR or 7zip or whatever extracting software you have.

Now plug in your PSP by USB.

Navigate to /PSP/GAME/ and paste the FB and _MACOSX folders there. That should be it, now you can play Flappy Bird from your PSP, just navigate to Games-Memory Stick from your PSP Main menu!

Thursday, June 20, 2013

The Nokia Lumia 925 : Camera Review

The new Nokia's flagship smartphone Lumia 925 allows you to take sharp and clear photos even in low light. It can capture 10 frames in a shot and create dramatic action shots.

The phone is amazing, but it is the innovative and powerful camera functions that are the jewel in the smartphone's crown.

The sleek aluminum body and attention grabbing 4.5 inch HD+ screen makes it attractive and classy.

The varied photo and video functions make it a great choice for those who want a little more out of their phone snaps.

Low light shots never looked this good in a phone

The Lumia  925 uses unparalleled PureView Technology, Carl Zeiss optics, a 6-physical lenses and a 8.7 megapixel sensor.

Having a 6-part lens along with Optical Image Stabilization gives the camera a slightly longer exposure time for low light shots reducing image noise drastically.

Coupled with it is the software, tweaked specifically to deal with low light noise reduction.

The result is that you get some amazing shots even in the dark.

All action in a single snap

Nokia's Smart Camera Technology lets you take 10 snaps at once and make a number of innovative/creative  things with the help of the tons of built-in apps.

You can meld 10 snaps taken in quick succession with the help of Action Shot to give a creative impression of movement and also giving your albums a true creative flair.

Controlling the Shot

Say, no to random people walking through your scene or a bird flying over ruining your shot.

Thanks, to the Remove Moving Object feature lets you erase all unwanted details to get your picture looking just the way you want it.

Make everybody smile

Capture everyone at their best with the Smart Camera Change Faces feature. 

Combine your favorite expressions from a series of shots into a single perfect group photo.

 Allowing you to take 10 shots at once (in quick succession) means the freedom to swap over various elements from one to another photo. 

This means that even if a person blinks in a group shot, you can amend it quickly with just a few taps.

CONCLUSION : It is a great smartphone with an amazing camera and display. It is worth the money and great for entertainment (videos and pics) and social networking.

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Monday, June 17, 2013

Get the new Apple iOS 7 in just 5 easy steps

Apple’s interface has looked more or less the same since the first iOS was released back in 2007. In its evolution we have seen the face change only in terms of hardware and the iOS started looking stale.And  finally we get to see something new. Apple has kept the basic quintessential structure of iOS but it has redesigned its icons with a flatter, more stylized look. It has become brighter,efficient and more user-friendly  while cutting out the gradients that were eminent in its previous versions. When scrolling through things like the Home screen or Messages app you’ll see an amazing subtle parallax effect.
In the new iOS 7, fonts have been slimmed down, there’s a new version of the classic slide-to-unlock function, and a new translucent control panel that slides up from the bottom for quick access to frequently used settings. Touch gestures have also been expanded allowing you to swipe and pinch. There's also a tilt feature which changes the interface. And you can put as much as a cent apps and files in the newly designed folders previously which had a capacity for only 12 to 16 apps.And a plenty of other cool new stuff.

The iOS 7 comes this fall and that would be damn too late for us Apple lovers to get hands on. Well, here's your treat on how to install the new iOS 7 without a Deveoper's account or a UDID registration in just 5 easy steps.

Step 1:You need to download the latest official iOS for your device that will update to the latest version. This will be iOS 6.1.4 for iPhone 5 and iOS 6.1.3 for all other supported devices. I am using an iPhone 4S so it is iOS 6.1.3 for me. Download Link :
(Download Link for iPhone 5 GSM AT&T 6.1.4: )

 Step 2 :Download iOS 7 for your device:

 Step 3 : Ensure that your device is connected via USB and open up iTunes on restore; hit the shift and left mouse click buttons down together (Mac users, press Options key and left mouse click buttons together) this will allow you to manually search for the iOS you have downloaded for iPhone 5 you would select iOS 6.1.4 for all other devices you would select iOS 6.1.3

Step4: Once the device has restored make sure to set this device as new  and that you should get to the home screen.

Step 5 : Now on the Check for updates button hit shift and left mouse click down together; this time you need to select iOS 7 for your device. Now after the device finishes updating your iOS 7 gets activated.

NOTE: Before you get started make a backup definitely, the device will work as normal and you will be able to sync from the saved backup, install apps, make calls and messages etc.I advice you guys to have an account on iCloud which would make things pretty simple and you don't need to worry about a backup then.

Congrats and now you are ready to use the most advanced iOS ever.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Make Money Blogging - InfoLinks

This is our second post in the Make Money Blogging series. Today we talk about Infolinks , an advertisement distribution platform.


The biggest one is pay per view. People dont have to click on ads for you to earn money.
1. Quick Sign up and approval. New sites with low traffic also approved.
2. Ability to hold payment
3. Paypal Payment available.
4. GREAT customer support.
5. Easiest possible integration with WordPress and Blogger. And i really mean easiest possible. You just have to choose where to display the ads and the rest is fully automated.
6. Ability to add Multiple Websites with one account.
7. The most used in-Text advertising service in the world.
8. Easy Tax form filling.
9. Payments are made quickly and reach in 2 days via paypal.
10. And the most important one, a mobile application which shows you real time data (something not available even on the computer website).
11. You can customise ad color and whether it is dotted or double underlined.
12. Can work side by side chitika or adsense or any other non intext advertising website, so yeah double revenue.


1. Low Cost per Click. Suitable only for websites with a decent traffic.
2. Provides mainly in-text advertising.
3. Some viewers find intext advertising irritating.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Send Free SMS within India : FullOnSMS

What if I told you, you are not paying for an SMS pack again?Or you not paying for even a single SMS? Yeah, you could potentially save a 2000 odd bucks in an year too. Remember this works only within India.

1. Go to and sign up.
2. There is a sign up with facebook option available or you could just enter your email and other details.
3. You will have to verify your phone number. They will send you an SMS with a 5 number password, which you will have to enter on the website from your computer. This will verify your account and give you a password to log in.
4. You can now log in and compose 160 character SMS's from your PC to send via your internet absolutely free of cost! Complying with the Indian regulations though there is a 100 SMS/Day limit.
5. FullOnSMS has a phonebook option so you can save all your contacts on the website for easy usage.

Apart from sending free SMS from your PC, you can even send free SMS from your Mobile, you need a working 2G/3G/Wifi connection.
1. Download this app from play store.
2. Log in with your FullOnSms username and Password ( which you created above).
3. Compose and Send.

Monday, June 3, 2013

PrizeRebel : Website Review - Online Money

Most of you must be familiar with PrizeRebel, the world's most famous complete-survey-for-money website. Indeed, if you don't mind completing surveys by entering you email (make a new one) on websites this is perhaps the best source of online income for you. You get paid in the form of points (which you redeem for money). The website is free for life too and there are at present >4.7 Million users.

Not only can you redeem your points for money, you can get other things too. Infact most people visit PR not for the money but for the other things they have. The other things include Games (all consoles) , Gaming Consoles (yes a PS3 for 200 surveys), gift cards (including Amazon) , there are also gaming cards (like ultimate gaming card and World of Warcraft card) , guitars , clothes,shoes, headphones , Mobile Phones, iPad, iPods and pretty much everything the young person needs today.

How do you get your things after redeeming them? At your doorstep of course, PR ships all over the world and the delivery is free of charge. In case you want to take the cash instead of the "other things" they have PAYPAL for cashout and the payment is made within 2 days.

How does this work you ask? Here's a picture of their FAQ.

They even have a REFFERAL system so if you have enough reach you could get points by doing nothing at all.

If they have 4.7M users they surely cant be a scam, and unless it was Santa Claus in disguise, they didnt cheat me either.

Sign up here (and we both get a bonus)

Here is a video tutorial.