Western Digital’s My Cloud Home

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WD has come up with their latest product – My Cloud Home Duo, which the company claims consumers can access it anywhere in the world.

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Thanks to My Cloud Home Duo, one can set up personal cloud storage for all your invaluable data at home.

The device is best suited for those who were looking for a safe and sufficient storage of their precious images and videos.

The device is very easy to install. WD has designed and developed the device in various variants ranging from 2TB to 16TB.

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The ‘My Cloud Home Duo’ has two drives and each drive contains your data.

How does it work?

Plug the device into a Wi-Fi router, then open the Mycloud website. A basic smartphone is enough to start the process. If you have MyCloud account then simply sign in to proceed. What you need is an internet connection. Your mobile is the center of the My Cloud Home experience.

Then using the Windows file explorer or with the My Cloud Home mobile app you can easily drag and drop your files onto your cloud space.

Users can share, access, and enjoy all their data from anywhere in the world with the help of My Cloud Home mobile app.

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Salient features of the device:

Keep your favorite folders from your PC and Mac computers in continuous sync with the My Cloud Home device.

Stream your personal videos anywhere, on any device, using the My Cloud Home mobile and desktop app or MyCloud.com.

My Cloud Home Duo is equipped with two hard drives and is set to Mirror Mode, so all your photos, videos and files are stored on one drive and automatically duplicated onto the second drive for extra peace of mind.

The data you save in this device are stored in both the drives of the device, hence giving you a strong back up for your stored items.

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Technical Specifications

The device supports computers and laptops compatible with Windows 7 (64-bit only) or later and Mac OS X v10.10 or later.

The device also supports mobiles hat are compatible with iOS 9+ and Android 4.4+. Requires a router and internet connection.

My Cloud Home and My Cloud Home Duo – Dimensions

My Cloud Home Capacities

2TB – 8TB

My Cloud Home Duo Capacities

4TB – 16TB

Interface

(1) Gigabit Ethernet

My Cloud Home – (1) USB port for importing

My Cloud Home Duo – (2) USB ports for importing

Final Verdict: The eye-catching design and simple set up is more likely to impress the consumers to buy this device. Considering its decent performance and easy set-up, My Cloud Home Duo is recommended for people those who prefer more personal storage.

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Win A Trip To India

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A golden opportunity to visit my country.

In partnership with G Adventures, Lonely Planet is giving you the chance to win an eight-day tour of India’s famous Golden Triangle.

You can enter the contest here. 

The competition ends on February 15.

Good Luck !

Glimpses Of My Tour To Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur has a lot to offer when it comes to exploring the city as a tourist.

During my very short trip, I managed to visit several of the popular tourist destinations, thanks to the city’s efficient metro or rapid transit system.

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Being new to the city, I decided to explore Kuala Lumpur on the google before starting my trip, just to ensure that I do not miss out on any attractive or popular tourist spot.

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From skyscrapers to colorful buildings, I captured almost every attractive place of this beautiful city in my camera.

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Bukit Bintang, Merdeka Square, China Town were some of the popular spots where I visited.

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Besides, I also explored Kuala Lumpur’s spectacular Thean Hou Templ, which you can read here.

At last I could only say that I wish I had more time in my hand to cover other popular tourist spots like Batu Cave and Petronas Tower. May be next time!

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P.S- Besides, metro, I also used popular Grab App to reach some of my destinations without much hassle.

To make your journey simpler and easier you can buy a local simcard and download the app on your phone.

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Vibrant Sassoon Dock Art Project

Art and sea food enticed me to make a short trip to Mumbai. From famous Jehangir Art Gallery to eye-catching yet evoking Sassoon Dock Art Project, I enjoyed them completely.

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However, my focus was on the art project. An initiative by the St+Art India, the project brings together more than 40 artists from all over the world including Indians to convert the famous dock into a perfect and colorful art canvas.

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The project depicts the daily lives of the Kolis, the Banjaras and the Hindu Marathas through various art installations and exhibitions.

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Enjoy the exhibition.

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You can read more about the exhibition here. 

All the images have been captured with the help of a Mi4 mobile.

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How To Win Free Trips/Flight Tickets

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Before revealing my secrets about the ways to win free abroad and domestic trips, let me tell you that I am not an exception when it comes to winning these deals. 🙂

There are many in the world who bag free trips (not FAM trips) by participating in travel competitions. In the past, I have won many trips as well as free flight tickets.

From MotoGP Malaysia trip to a luxury stay at Hotel Oberoi, I have won everything. Since long, I had been planning to spill the beans about my winning secrets.

Now the time has come. I have set up my own rules when it comes to participating in a travel competition. But the real question is how can one get information about such competitions on Internet? Neither easy nor tough.

Have a look at the points mentioned below carefully, if you want to win free trips 🙂

1) Get yourself subscribed to the official tourism sites of affluent countries. Once you subscribe them, you will start receiving exclusive contest details as well as good travel packages straight into your inbox. A smart advise – “Don’t subscribe to every country’s tourism sites and prefer only rich nations”. For example, go for Germany. http://www.germany.travel/en/index.html

In the past three months, I have participated in exclusive travel giveaways organised by British Tourism Board, Estonia Tourism Board and Iceland. For better chances of winning a competition, follow their Facebook and Twitter accounts. You will get to know exclusive information about travel contests and deals.

2) Compile a list of world’s top airlines and subscribe them. But don’t forget to follow their Facebook pages. Many airlines such as Emirates, Swiss Airlines and Lufthansa conduct travel contests frequently only on Facebook. I had won free flight tickets to Netherlands, courtesy Lufthansa but unfortunately I got my visa rejected.

3) World’s top travel magazines are one of the best sources for getting information on a travel contest. Online magazines like ‘Ifly‘ and ‘Destina Asian‘ hold travel contests every month. I am an active participant in their contests.

4) Who does not like to stay in a resort that too for free? So start compiling a list of world’s top elite hotels and resorts such as Accord and Banyan Tree Holdings. Follow them on social media and subscribe their mails. You will get to know many travel contests. Most of them are very simple. You will be just asked to fill a form.

5) Many high-profile bloggers conduct travel contests frequently and one of them is https://theluxurytravelexpert.com This is one of my favorite sites.

6) World’s leading travel agencies such as ‘On The Go Tours‘, ‘Tour Radar‘, conduct travel competitions frequently. Follow their Facebook pages and get information about giveaways.

Before participating in a travel contest, do not forget to read their terms and conditions carefully. Sometimes, people participate without reading the terms and conditions. Every contest has it own rules.

At last there is no such guarantee that you will win a contest by just filling a form.

In my case, it is 70% luck, 20% hard work and 10% trick that has been bringing fortunes for me. 🙂

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Devanahalli’s Vibrant Venugopala Swamy Temple

There are too many temples be it ancient or modern in Karnataka. And One is bound to encounter with a temple in every nook and corner of a street in the state. These incredible temples entice me to explore more and more amazing structures in our country.

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While driving on the Bellary road on NH – 7, me and my friend were unexpectedly stumbled upon an ancient temple. We had planned to explore Devanahalli Fort but we changed our mind due to hot sunny day. Instead, we visited Sri Venugopala Swamy temple, dedicated to a form of the Hindu God Vishnu.

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Located in Devanahalli town, the temple is quite small but its ambiance is serene and vibrant.

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The temple, built in the Dravidian style of architecture, is a protected monument under the Karnataka state division of the Archaeological Survey of India.

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Apart from Venugopala temple, one can also find a number of other temples in the town. So do not limit yourself to this temple as this town houses a number of outstanding places of worship.

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Welcome To Umiam Lake

Welcome to Umiam Lake! – Perhaps Shillong’s most famous tourist spot.

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Located 15km to the North of Shillong, the lake is a part of a dam built as a first Hydel Power Project by the Assam State Electricity Board in Meghalaya. The lake and dam cover an area of more than 220 square km.

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Its pristine beauty attracts tourists from all parts of the country.

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The lake justifies its popular name “Bara Pani” or the Big Water, as its size is bigger than the country of Liechtenstein in terms of area.

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Apart from the scenic views, tourists visiting the place can also enjoy water sports activities ranging from kayaking to water cycling. However, I kept myself limited to enjoying the scenic views. The lake is also home to a spectacular garden named Lum Nehru Park. This place is easily accessible to the tourists. I took a shared cab from the main center of Shillong and it took 30 minutes to reach the place. I kept myself busy for almost an hour in enjoying the unparalleled beauty of this vast lake.

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Win A Trip To London

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This travel competition is only meant for Indian citizens.

One winner will win return tickets for two on Virgin Atlantic. The contest is very simple. You can participate in the contest here.

Don’t miss the golden opportunity to visit London. 🙂