Aakash Tablet that was launched by union minister Kapil Sibal is now available for booking on the website aakashdatawind.com . The tablet is manufactured by DataWind of UK for the Indian Government. Indian government will provide 50% subsidy to students. Aakash was initially released only for students and is supposed to be available to general publick from Nov 2011. I came across the above mentioned website which has a booking form. I just booked my Aakash Tablet and got a message that they will contact me shortly, I’m waiting. There is no payment necessary for booking. The cost is around Rs.3000/-. Read the rest of this entry »
You read it right, the Nokia 600 which lot of people were waiting for has been dropped by Nokia. The phone had a lot of promise in a small price range. I was one of those waiting for the availability but bought a Nokia 500 finally. The phone which was announced as “Proud and Loud” is killed silently and will not make it to the stores. Read the rest of this entry »
I’m thinking of hooking an external LCD/LED monitor to my laptop so that I can use both lcd display and monitor simultaneously(current laptops allow this by default). This kind of setup is very useful for working on some projects. We can have one window in one display and work on other in the second display. This also allows me to watch some online news channels in one display while i’m working on the second. Read the rest of this entry »
After a long relation with Airtel, it’s finally time to move out to a new operator and I’m moving to Idea Cellular. I’m currently a post paid customer in Airtel and will be taking a post paid plan in Idea.
Whats the reason? There is a serious signal issue with Airtel at the place where I spend most part of my life. Every single call, drops. This is not a remote place, this is happening at a prime location, at the centre of Hyderabad. I hardly have any call without a drop. Though airtel is my primary number, I’m using a second BSNL number currently to make and receive calls. I do not want to use multiple numbers, so decided to move to Idea with the same number. Read the rest of this entry »
Nokia 500 is Nokias new mantra for regaining its position in the entry level smartphone market. Priced at Rs.10,000/-(Euro 150 approximately) and sporting a fast 1 gig processor there seems to be a big market awaiting this phone. I was personally waiting for the phone from the day it was announced. I was waiting for a low cost capacitive Nokia to replace the good old Nokia 5800 XM. I posted 5800 in classifieds the very same day 500 was announced and unfortunately someone picked it up immediately and we were using an intermediate basic phone for weeks before getting the 500. Read the rest of this entry »
With the widespread use of internet, a pc is always at the risk of virus attacks. A decade back, the risk was substantially low and the pc was safe if you do not use media from an unreliable source. Almost all modern day pcs access internet at some point and virus can infect the pc from a website we visit, or a mail we open. An Anti-Virus software is a must have on any pc.
There are a lot of free and commercial anti-virus programs in the market. For a home pc, a good free anti-virus program makes Read the rest of this entry »
SmartConnect is a access point management application from birdstep(birdstep.com). The application is very useful, free and available in ovi store. Every Nokia S60 user who uses more than one access point for getting online should have this app installed.
Scenario: I have 5 access points configured in my E71. Wifi at Home, Wifi at Work, Wifi at Parents Home and finally Airtel Mobile Office edge. Whenever Read the rest of this entry »
When we try to download large files, say 2gb or 3gb, we often end up with multiple files with extensions like .001, .002 …. .999. These extensions normally indicate a large file being split into multiple parts using some software like hjsplit. You can use free applications like hjsplit, 7-zip etc to combine these parts and create the original large file. Since most people do not have these softwares installed on their machines, you get “select a program to open” dialog when you Read the rest of this entry »
Nokias first true dual sim phone X1-01 has hit the market. This is the latest addition to Nokias X series music centric devices. Nokia initially ignored the dual sim market and it lost a major market share due to this in the low end market. Nokias ignorance of dual sim market costed it a lot but has been a boon to chinese mobile manufacturers and local players like Micromax, Karbonn.
For the owners of Mahindra Scorpio and those who are planning to buy one, the below pictures give an idea of service schedule and the approximate costs incurred in each service. These pictures are taken at an authorized service centre. Click on the pictures to open them in full resolution. The pics are taken with a cell phone and so you will have to spend some time to understand some points, but having a look at all the pics will give you the complete idea. Note that the indications are only for Read the rest of this entry »