Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Lack of Chromecast support in OneDrive for iPhone users


I have recently subscribed to Office 365 for their attractive bundled up features of 1TB storage for 6 family members and exclusive access to office suite of applications. However, when I had opted for OneDrive as my preferred online cloud storage platform in MacOS and iPhone, there was one important feature that was lacking it was none other than Chromecast support. Even though, the android version of OneDrive supports Chromecast, the iOS version or in the iPhone version of the OneDrive doesn’t support Chromecast. This was a major dealbreaker for iPhone users like me and was impacting my user experience. Following are my use case constraints 
  • Not able to stream Photos: I use OneDrive for backing up system files and to store my mobile photos. However, when I had to stream my family photos or videos to TV, I had to switch to alternate solution like Google Phots for viewing. 
  • Not able to stream documents: I use Mac as my primary system for my personal work and for official documents, however during important client presentation I feel constraint of streaming documents from my iPhone to TV's and often had to switch to alternative option like Google's Drive for streaming. 
Hope Microsoft addresses these concerns and introduces Chromecast support for OneDrive in iOS or iPhone and prevent users like me to switch back to Google as preferred online cloud platform. To read more articles like these, please feel free to check out the "G R Team Sites"

Thursday, September 9, 2021

Suggestion to find unique Sudoku puzzles

In recent times, the sudoku game have become most popular puzzle solving game option for most people across globe due to its complexity and simple mathematical knowledge. There have been wide range of options available for playing sudoku puzzle, however with increase in number of competition most sudoku gaming options available are either outdated and the puzzles are restricted to online mode. Recently we came across this interesting online gaming site known as sudoku-topical.com, which offers wide collection of unique sudoku puzzles in both online and offline modes. 


In addition to offering exclusive sudoku puzzles, the sudoku-topical.com online site also offers exclusive daily puzzle and distinct features for the users. Here are few highlights of sudoku-topical.com online site. 
  • Fresh sudoku puzzles updated daily: The online site provides fresh 120 sudoku puzzles daily with categorization of twenty-four sudoku puzzles for five diverse levels.
  • Offline sudoku puzzles: With daily updates of 120 sudoku puzzles, the online site also enables users to solve them offline by downloading puzzles through PDF formats and offline printouts. 
  • Online mode: If you feel bored of downloading puzzles and solving them offline, the site also helps users to solve puzzles on the go through their Sudoku online web portal. The gaming site offers intuitive interface to solve the sudoku puzzles on the go and enables users to solve them whenever you find leisure time. 
  • Learning Mode: If you are a beginner or already solved few puzzles and looking to learn new ways to solve complex sudoku puzzles, then the online site help users with new illustrative guides for solving sudoku puzzles. 
For more information and insights into exclusive features of sudoku puzzles offered by sudoku-topical.com online site, please feel free to check out the above-mentioned link.

Monday, August 9, 2021

Introduction of Amazon Drive to Prime Subscription

 With the introduction of hi-tech mobiles and affordable internet services across globe, the online storage of files and easier access to old photos through cloud have become seamless. There are wide range of online cloud platform service providers and has often been dominated by Google, Microsoft, and OneDrive. I understand there are other cloud platform with affordable prices and storage plans, most of those are unreliable for long term and files protection in network breach is scarier. However, in this article I wanted to detail, why Amazon should launch their online cloud platform to enable its prime users to share files with ease. Here are my reasons why users would prefer Amazon drive over other competitors.  

  • Lucrative bundled services: Amazon Prime has always been preferred subscription services for most users across globe and I prefer to select the prime subscription for the following reasons. 
    • Shopping and free delivery: With Prime subscription can enjoy first access to shopping deals, order products at much discounted prices and Prime supported products delivery at FREE of cost. 
    • Music Services: Most prime users were unaware about the availability of music subscription at FREE of cost and I prefer using the services frequently to enjoy ad-free music. 
    • Prime video: With new movies and series launching every month, it has now become a necessity to have prime subscription to enjoy your favorite entertainment with Family. 
  • Affordability: Amazon's prime subscription have always been the most affordable bundle services available right now and with introduction of Amazon Drive, it would be the must-have subscription for most users across globe.  

With above listed features, I hope one day Amazon would launch their own online cloud storage platform and enable its prime users to share files online. Amazon Drive would then be driving force for most users to select its subscription services and stay with the services forever. For more such articles, please feel free to check out the G R Team Sites. 

Friday, July 2, 2021

Problems while transferring Google Photos to OneDrive 

As detailed in my earlier articles, I have completed on moving to OneDrive as my preferred online cloud storage platform and decided to move my older photos from Google to OneDrive. However, I was unaware about the complications and issues that would arise out of it. This article would help users to decide on how to move their photos from Google Photos to OneDrive. I have decided to use Google Photos takeout as a choice to move photos from Google to OneDrive. Here are my issues out of it: 
  • Photo’s transfer does not happen at once: Once you check Google Photos transfer in the list of items that you want to takeout from Google, the transfer will not happen at once and will not long time from 1-2 days depending upon the size of phots to be transferred. 
  • Transferred phots will not be accessible on OneDrive: Post confirmation mail from Google that the photos have been transferred to OneDrive, the most irritating part that I found out after the long wait for the photos was, all photos are transferred to OneDrive as .rar/.zip file and cannot be viewed in any of the synced OneDrive devices. Post analysis on web, I later figured out that OneDrive does not support .zip/.rar files and requires users to download large file to extract in their respective computer, which is a huge bummer. 
Hope Microsoft brings inherent support to extract the files from .rar/.zip files and if not, at least to view files shared in .rar files. To read more such articles, please feel free to check out the "G R Team Sites"

Sunday, June 13, 2021

Must have features to be included in upcoming iPadOS

I have been advising my kids to use iPad for their online classes and for other activities like kids' games, videos etc. However, while my kid was using iPad, I feel there should have been some control options available to control kids' activities. Following are few options that should have been available. 
  • Kids only mode: With single user mode it is difficult to restrict kids from using other unwanted applications and to restrict them from using YouTube application. The kids wanted to use YouTube to watch kids' videos, but the videos are interrupted with unwanted advertisements and incompetence videos.   
  • Brightness control: My kids learned how to increase brightness and with their smartness, they increase brightness as they wish. iPad does not have control to lock brightness level and option to set specific brightness level for kids. 
  • Unrated advertisements in applications: It can insert ads in application to earn revenue for developers, however most of those times kids were shown unrated advertisements and with paid applications. There is no option to restrict paid application advertisements in applications and to block unrated advertisements across iPadOS. 
Hope Apple addresses above concerns with kids only user mode and options to control screen brightness. For more such analysis, please feel free to check out G R Team Sites.

Monday, May 17, 2021

Reasons why I Love AirPods Pro

I have been using AirPods Pro for a long time now and I have not highlighted the benefits of the product till now. So, this blog post is completely dedicated for detailing things I like and features of the product. Let us get started with the advantage of AirPods Pro. 
  • Sound quality: Sound quality from AirPods Pro was on next level and immersive experience of the song with noise cancellation turned on was next level. 
  • Seamless connection between iOS products: The moment I wear AirPods Pro, I can be sure that it connects automatically to one of my devices like iPhone or iPad or my MacBook Pro. Also, the automatic audio routing between iPhone and iPad works fine. 
  • Noise cancellation: the standout feature of AirPods Pro was the noise cancelling with such small architecture and the device does it extremely well. 
  • Wearing for long time: I use AirPods Pro for a long time during my office working hours and not a single moment I felt discomfort or irritation due to the product. 
I also wanted to detail about the normal things I do with my AirPods Pro and how this product integrates into my day-to day activities. However, I will detail more about AirPods Pro with its uniqueness and disadvantages associated with it another blog post published in G R Team Sites. 

Thursday, April 15, 2021

Reasons for staying with Mac and Apple Ecosystem

For a long time, I was looking to get a revamp for my older MacBook Pro and invest for a new machine that can hold for a long time. I feel comfortable in working on Mac operating system and wanted to continue work on this operating system for its reliability and security. The reason I like using MacBook Pro are as follows:
  • Simplicity: The settings and all other aspects of operating system are simple to use, understand and apply. I have even worked on windows operating system and the simplicity or ease of using applications could not be matched. 
  • Security: The major reason I prefer using Mac operating system was the security and Safari browser. The operating was so secured that the operating system does not require any separate anti-virus software to protect user credentials and by using Safari browser, users can be sure that ram is intelligently optimized and does not require any action from end user. 
  • Mac-iOS ecosystem: as I use iPhone 11 as my regular phone, the ease of synchronization between devices and using laptop for mobile activities like taking calls and the ability to send messages was top notch. 
To know more about my decision on new machine, please feel free to check out the blog posts in “G R Team Sites”

Monday, January 18, 2021

How to migrate and convert data for new upgraded application

For most businesses, data conversion is one of the most complicated and frustrating process and IT vendors often fail in migrating existing data for seamless business operations. IT vendor should adopt to a process-oriented approach to use customized tools/technologies for performing the data migration activities from legacy to newer enterprise platform. IT vendor should also involve the business side key experts closely during the requirements gathering, data cleansing and conversion of data in to the final production data. IT vendor team should also share customized excel templates to capture the data from existing system. In addition, the IT vendor should also take the responsibility of uploading the completed excel sheets to enterprise Applications systematically using interfaces/tools or using DB links. Post completion, the IT vendor should completely validate the migrated data in the enterprise platform and ensure data accuracy. If you are looking to get more information, find out more such posts available at "G R Team Sites”