Friday, 13 July 2018

7 Ways to Start your Year Right!

Colleges are reopening, and it’s time to pull out the backpacks and formal clothes again. Whether you’re in your first year or your final, these tips will help you prepare for your new year!

1. Update your music collection

For all the lonely traveling time, quiet moments between classes, and the loud moments with your gang, your music collection will be your best buddy. Carry your music on your phone. If you have a wide range of tastes, get an SD Card to carry the weight of your music collection, or choose a phone with great storage. You can also install apps like Google Play Music, Gaana, Saavn, Soundcloud, and even Youtube to stream or download your favourite songs, especially if you enjoy a good data pack. Network providers such as Airtel and Vodafone also offer great free music. Don’t forget a good set of sturdy headphones to last all year! Headsets have great audio quality, but in-ear headphones are less bulky, especially when they come with soft buds for maximum comfort. Always pick the type that best matches your needs.

2. Set up a schedule

Plan out every day’s schedule - make sure you set reminders so that you never forget your timetable, class schedule,  college events, practices, assignments and submissions.  Google Calendar can help you sync your schedule across all the devices you own. Planning ahead will also help you decide which days you can bunk without risking your grades or attendance!

3. Snap out of Vacation mode

A new year has begun, and you need to get your head back in the game. If your course is hectic, skimming through old question papers and the previous semester’s notes might be helpful. Get help from your seniors and skim their notes as well, if you want to stay a step ahead of your class. But most importantly, make sure you and your gang figure out a great way to show in the new year!

4. Format and Backup your laptop

Give yourself a fresh start! Before you format your laptop, remember to copy all your important files to a pendrive or portable hard disk. Also backup the apps and programs you will need to reinstall. Give yourself a day to setup the formatted laptop. If it requires any kind of servicing, get it done before the year begins to avoid crashes and data loss during the year. Weekly file backups are also a good idea, and it’s best to set this up with either Google rive or an external hard disk so you don’t risk losing any data in case of a system crash. Don’t forget to reinstall your anti-virus, too!

5. Start on a fresh page

Carry a fresh notebook for the new year/semester. This is a psychological aid that helps you shed the stress of the previous semester and give yourself a fresh outlook and focus. If you work on a computer, start a fresh folder for each subject, with sub-folders to sort your files by subject. Organizing is the key to success!

6. Get a reliable Internet connection

Your phone’s data pack might be your best friend, but other options include a dongle or a portable hotspot. This is doubly essential if you live at a hostel with poor WiFi. Your data will reduce your dependency on your home/college’s internet connection, and ensure you can do last-minute research for your projects even on the go. As a bonus, you won’t have to depend on a fragile shared connection when you watch shows or videos online!

7. Begin the day with a smile!

Once you’re on campus, it’s natural to feel a bit sad that the holidays are done. But the secret to fixing this is simple - just smile! Smile and greet everyone you see on your way to class. Smile at those annoying people who hate you, and those teachers who make your life miserable. If you’re too shy for that, just smile at the people you know. You’ll brighten up not just your own day, but also someone else’s!

Now that you’ve read our tips, do you think you’re college-ready?

Good Luck!

Tuesday, 5 June 2018

Electronics Maintenance Tips from the Experts

Electronics vary in size, purpose and specifications, but they all need good maintenance to ensure that they last long and work efficiently. Further, failure to maintain electronics can lead to potentially dangerous circumstances. Here are a few tips to maintain the electronics in your home:


Treat your television screen the way you’d treat sunglasses. They can get scratched or smudged just as easily as your average lens. Cleaning or dusting the the screen using rough cloth often makes matters worse. Always use a soft cloth to wipe dust. You can add some very mild dish soap if the intent is to rid it of smudges, but lens cleaning fluid is an even better alternative. A good branded stabiliser will also protect your tv from damage due to voltage fluctuations.

Air Conditioners:

Neglecting maintenance of an Air Conditioning Unit’s Filter, coils and fins could lead to a rapid decline in performance, resulting in poor filtration and decreased effectiveness. Most air conditioners have easy-to-access filters that can be pulled out, dusted, and replaced on a monthly basis. Always use and inverter to protect your air conditioner from power surges as well. Like the TV, ACs need stabilisers, too. For best results, have the gases replaced every on an annual basis by the authorised service center.


Dirt and dust on your fans leads to a restricted air flow. Further, this becomes a great place for dustmites to accumulate and spread into the room, causing breathing problems and allergies. A periodic dusting and wipe-down would result in the circulation of far cleaner and healthier air.


There must always be a 1ft breathing space between the refrigerator and the wall. A good stabiliser is a priority, as it will protect the volatile circuits from voltage fluctuations. Make sure the seals on the refrigerator doors are airtight so that the cool air doesn’t escape the fridge. An unopened refrigerator can keep food cold for upto 4 hours even when there is no power.


The importance of smartphones in our daily life can not be overstated. They maximise productivity and simplify life to a large extent. An external case and screen guard are advisable to protect your device from physical damage. Disabling haptic feedback, typing sounds, and auto-brightness are also great ways to boost the speed of your device. Periodically clearing the phone’s memory will also maximise its performance. WiFi and Data connections can be turned off during sleeping hours. It is also generally advisable to turn off the phone for upto two hours a day to prevent overheating and increase its life. It is also generally not recommended to install apps from third party sources. It is generally recommended to charge the phone only once the battery level is below 20% for better battery life.


Like smartphones, laptops are portable computers that make us more productive. Occasionally dusting the screen and the gaps between the keys with a soft cloth will maintain the device’s body. Installing anti-viruses and clearing the memory boosts the laptop’s performance. The temp folder needs to be cleared periodically as well to improves speed. Always shut down the device if it is not going to be used for a period of more than 3 hours, and set your screen on low brightness to reduce damage to your eye. A keyboard skin and sleeve are recommended to protect the laptop from dust and accidental liquid spillage. Additionally, it is recommended to clean the DVD drive on a monthly basis to keep it in optimal condition.

Additionally, the general rule while storing electronics is to put them in the same boxes they were delivered in. If the original packing is unavailable, a sufficiently sized cardboard box or large plastic sheet are good alternatives. Consult the product manuals for further information specific to your model and brand. It is always advisable to consult a certified technician for other routine maintenance and repairs.

Tuesday, 24 April 2018

7 Reasons to upgrade to the new Redmi Note 5

Upgrading Your Smartphone?

Here are 7 reasons to pick the new Redmi Note 5!

Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 5 released in February this year. It is the latest in its series and the
predecessor of the explosively successful Note 4. A high-performance smartphone, it offers some
of the best features in the market at an affordable price. Here’s what you need to know before you

Knight in shining steel and Gorilla Glass:

The phone has a solid metal outer casing and is available in 5 colour variants. At just 180 g,
the device is light, portable, and sleek. It comes with a fingerprint scanner for maximum security with
easy access. The screen is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass.

More space for what matters:

Bezels are the spaces above and below the touch area of the smartphone. The Note 5 has extremel
y narrow bezels when compared to its predecessors. This allows for a large 5.99-inch screen with
a pixel density of 403 pixels per inch, leading to a much sharper display.

Gamers, take Note:

Redmi Note 5 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 Octa-core processor that clocks at 2GHz, making it ideal for multi-taskers and allowing a smooth gaming experience with minimal device
heating, even with games like PUBG, Asphalt, and GTA. This is backed by 4 GB RAM and an
Android v7.1.2 operating system. Xiaomi also promises that an Android v8.1 update is on the horizon.

Carry your world in your pocket:

The Redmi Note 5 has a full-HD 1080x2160px display, turning video-viewing into a luxurious
experience. The 64 GB internal memory lets the user carry and watch a large number of movies,
shows and videos on the go! This is further expandable up to 128 GB with a MicroSD card.

Quick Charge to the rescue!

The Note 5’s built-in 4000 mAh battery is compatible with Quick Charge 3.0, making life easier
with faster, cooler and far more efficient charging. Xiaomi promises 17 days of standby time and
up to 9 hours of gaming time as well.

Low light? No problem!

The device’s 12MP rear camera captures high detail and works well even in low lighting. The HDR
feature enhances the dynamic range of captured images and recovers details from highlights and
shadows. The 5MP front camera is accompanied by a front-facing Soft-LED flash that provides the
perfect illumination for selfies in any light. Videos are recorded in high resolution at 30 frames per
second, with 4K, 1080p, and 720p options.

Stay in control:

The Note 5’s IR emitter and Mi Remote turn the smartphone into a universal remote, allowing it
control almost any remote-operated electronic device. This renders all other remote controls
practically redundant.

Redmi Note 5 also packs Bluetooth v4.2, 4G compatibility, and a USB 2.0 port. With a great user
interface and a wide range of features, the device is a smart buy at just ₹11,999!

Step into your nearest Viveks to experience Android at its best! Are you ready to switch to the
new Redmi Note 5 today?

Sunday, 1 April 2018

Say #HelloMoto at Namma Viveks!

Chennai’s Third MotoHub Opens at Viveks, Mogappair

The American telecom giant is on a massive expansion scale in Tamil Nadu. The company is
proud to confirm that there’s absolutely no stopping their growth and reach what with the
announcement of 100 new stores in the state. Needless to say, particular focus lies on
Chennai – their biggest market in TN. 50 of the 100 MotoHubs will open in Chennai.
The third successful MotoHub was launched at Viveks, Mogappair.

The top brass at Motorola inaugurated the spectacular opening at the Mogappair store.
And in no time at all on March 23rd, all roads led to Mogappair. To Viveks, to be precise.
Yes, within moments of opening, customers were making a beeline to their tried, tested
and most importantly, trusted store- Viveks.


Standing tall and strong at 89 years, Motorola Inc. has not just been an innovator, but
also a name to be reckoned with in the field of telecommunication. Commencing with just
wireless network equipment, the company made a successful foray into home and broadcast
network in the last century. Cut to 2004 and they made a huge, though predictable entry into
the world of mobile telephony. For yes, here was where the action lay. With edgy and futuristic
technology, Motorola pioneered the flip-open phones that were quite the rage a decade or so
back.  Spinning one success story after another, Motorola quickly upped the game backed by
advance technology and fronted by superior cellular models.

It is little wonder that the behemoth in the field should choose to open an exclusive outlet
at Viveks! Yes, it takes one leader to spot another. Vivek Limited is a private limited company
with retail brands of Viveks, Jainsons, and AC Bazzar, with a cumulative employee force of
1000+ dedicated personnel.  In just over 5 decades with a dominant footprint in the south
of India, Vivek has been making rapid, yet sturdy strides in the country.
A few of the recent launches from the Motorola stable are available at your
favourite neighbourhood electronics store – Viveks!

  • Moto G5S – boasts of a sleek design with stunning features
  • Moto z2 Play – full-HD resolution thanks to its gesture control feature
  • Moto e4 Plus – with scratch-proof  coating for extra durability
  • Moto X4 – designed to impress with exceptional looks and features
  • Lenovo K8 Note – powered by a 10-core processor with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage

Step into #NammaViveks to experience the newly-launched MotoHub today!

Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Celebrate Valentine’s With Viveks

It’s that time of the year again. It’s ‘Valentine's Day’, the official celebrated day of love. It’s the perfect time to celebrate your love and cherish it all over again. Take a walk down your memory lane to remember the first time you saw her, maybe sipping tea in the canteen, or the first time you had the courage to speak to her. Remember the first I love you, your first laugh together, your first date, your movie, the first time you met her parents and she she met yours, the time you both first decided to spend your life together, your first home, your first child. Don't you wish you could go back in time, just to feel a couple of things twice.

There are so many firsts in every relationship, those moments that define your love for each other. Don't let the magic of firsts end. Let her know you still feel the same, that she still makes your heart melt. 

As Valentine’s Day is all about love and, of course ‘Gifts. Gift her something that perfectly compliments her. Because gifts are not love but they are tokens of appreciation, they show how well do you really know your ‘Partner’, how much you listen and care. Take a gander at the hints they have been giving you. Viveks helps you with just that and much more.

1. A New Smartphone

Everyone loves smartphones there’s nothing that can go wrong with this one. The one phone they have been eyeing for a long time or saving up for. Viveks gives you easy EMI options and Cash Back offers on brands like Samsung, Apple, Oppo, Moto, Vivo, Xiaomi, Nokia etc. So buying a smartphone doesn’t burn a hole in your pocket but can get you in the good graces of your partner.

2. Laptops

Has your partner been complaining about how slow their laptop is, making it difficult for them to work on it. Viveks has your back with zero interest EMI options on Bajaj Finance. So come and explore the for vast variety of big brands to find the perfect fit for your partner.

3. Self-Care Products

Making time to visit the parlour or a salon really takes some skill. So bring the parlour home for your better half. Hair straighteners, hair dryers and beard trimmers all under one roof. Viveks is your one stop shop solution.

4. Kitchen Essentials

Every woman loves to flaunt her kitchen. Especially when it is loaded with the latest appliances like mixers, wet grinders, toaster, coffee maker, microwave, fridge and dishwashers. Choose from a wide variety of latest home appliances at very affordable prices to give her, her dream kitchen.

5. Home Theatre & Amazon Fire Stick

The best kinds of gifts are those that are sneakily for the both of you. Amazon Fire Stick and Home Theatre is the perfect example of such a gift that lets you surf unlimited movies, tv shows wit Netflix, HBO NOW, CINEMA NOW, AMAZON PRIME etc. Enjoy long movies nights with each other or throw movie night parties for your friends with your Home Theatre.

A gift can say a thousands things, So let your love know that you still feel the way you did about them when you saw them for the very first time. All our products are guarantee to bring that smile, you fell in love with. Visit Viveks Today.