Saturday, 28 January 2012

Nokia leads dual-SIM mobile phone market in India: Report


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Finnish mobile phone maker Nokia is making a comeback in the low-end segment in India after taking a beating from the local brands. The recent rupee depreciation compelled the Indian phone brands to hike the price of low-end models, thereby losing the market grip. Nokia not only made a comeback in the low-end segment but has also gained a remarkable lead in the dual-SIM phones segment. According to a media research, multi-SIM shipments accounted 54 per cent of the total handsets market during November 2011 in the country. Nokia is leading the race with 19 per cent market share, followed by Micromax (7.1 per cent) and Karbonn (6.9 per cent).

Apple iPhone 4S


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Price: 44500
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PROS

  • More power
  • Siri adds a fun element
  • iOS 5 brings in a lot of new features
  • Higher spec camera does very well

CONS

  • Looks exactly like the iPhone 4
  • Costs a lot of money

Summary

Contrary to what the general opinion suggests, the upgrades are significant. While the dual core processor may not give the illusion of the extra power when compared to the 4 in most usage scenarios, but the moment you open HD games, you know what you have spent the extra money for! The only thing that disappoints - you will have to specify to people that you are using a 4S and not the older 4. It is a bundle of magnificence, but does come dressed in old clothes, and costs quite a bit.

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What was an atmosphere of anticipation soon turned into one of mass disappointment, accompanied by a lot of swearing. Instead of the iPhone 5, Apple announced the launch of the iPhone 4S. Which is a rehashed version of the iPhone 4. For the most part!
Look & Feel
The single biggest reason for the groans of disappointment is mostly because the 4S looks so much like the previous iPhone. Not that it is a bad thing at all, considering the solid build and comfortable to hold design. What it does is doesn’t really offer that stand out-ish feel. Two people side by side, one using an iPhone 4 and the other is using an iPhone 4S - yet you wont be able to make out the difference.

Samsung Galaxy S II


Samsung Galaxy S II


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Price: 32890
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PROS

  • Excellent display, with vivid colours
  • Very slim design, and amazingly lightweight
  • Android never felt faster!
  • Good camera
  • Excellent battery life

CONS

  • Plasticky build is a huge disappointment
  • TouchWiz 4.0 UI isn't feature rich or polished like the HTC Sense
  • Dependence on Kies desktop software is a painful iTunes-esque experience

Summary

What Samsung have managed to package together is a dual core processor, and a lot of other goodies in an unbelievably slim and light form factor. While the plasticky feel is a bit of a disappaointment, the performance on offer will simply blow you away. For anyone who does a lot of gaming on the smartphone, or want a powerful phone, the S II may just be phone for you. If you have Rs 32,890 to spend at this moment, we suggest you order it right away. This is slightly on the expensive side at the moment, and you may choose to wait and watch what happens with the prices in the next month or so. Alternatively, the LG Optimus 2X is also worth checking out, if you want a dual core powered phone which costs a bit less.

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After the superb Galaxy S, Samsung has their job pretty much cut out, as far as making the successor is concerned. After having warmed up with the Nexus S smartphone (Read review here), Samsung were in form when it came to putting together the Samsung Galaxy S II. And no doubt they needed to be in top form, since the Galaxy S II is one of the very first dual core processor powered smartphones, and needs to compete with the dual core phone from the Korean rivals, LG the Optimus 2X. We were impressed with the performance offered by the Optimus 2X (Read review here), but felt that it was a little understated in terms of the punch offered by the dual core processor, and it felt big and heavy to hold, use and carry. While we know it’s a dual core, but it feels like an HTC Incredible S (Read review here) or the Samsung Nexus S (Read review here), in most usage scenarios.

The LG Optimus 2X offered a lot of power, but it seemed hidden most of the time! Which is why we were looking forward to seeing how the slightly more power will respond on the Galaxy S II.


Look and feel: Surprisingly slim, unbelievably light.
Admittedly, the Samsung Galaxy S II surprised us with its extremely slim form factor and the fact that it is the lightest of all Android smartphones we have tested recently, albeit by quite a margin. The likes of the Samsung Google Nexus S and the HTC Incredible S are heavier by quite some margin. However, let us not forget that the HTC Incredible S did have a stronger body, and so did the Google Nexus S. No wonder the S II has even piped the extremely sleek Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc by 1 gram!

Trick On How To Hide Drive Using Command Prompt


Trick On How To Hide Drive Using Command PromptIf you want to hide your Disk Drive then you can easily do it with command prompt trick.This trick works on all versions of windows i.e windows 98,xp,vista and windows 7.

Follow these simple steps To Hide Disk Drive
  1. Click on Start Button in taskbar and then goto Run
  2. In Run type cmd. (This will open Command Prompt)
  3. Now type Diskpart in command prompt and press Enter key. (This will start your Diskpart session)
  4. Now type List volume (This will list all your volumes)
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  6. Now you have to select a volume that you want to hide.Example Type select volume 3 and your volume 3 will be selected.
  7. Type Remove letter F (you should type your volume name instead of F).b Trick On How To Hide Drive Using Command Prompt
The drive will now get hidden(If not just restart your computer).
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All Facebook Smiley Codes


All Facebook Smiley CodesWe all use facebook but still alot of us are unware of how to use smileys in chat.Some of us just think how the other person have sent a smiley.Well it is very simple to send smileys in facebook chat.You have to just enter a code and it will automatically convert into a smiley.I am providing here a complete list of smiley codes that can be used on facebook.Even if you already use or know some of the codes even then you will find this list very useful becuase you will find a lot of new codes
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Thursday, 19 January 2012

How to Download Torrent Files with IDM



Downloading files from the Torrents site is easy and completely legal (unless you are downloading copyrighted files).Downloading speed from torrents depends upon various factors like seeders, leechers, internet connection etc.If have high speed internet connection but still not getting good downloading speeds then you can use IDM to download them.There are various methods on the internet to do this but this is the easiest, simplest and tested method.

How to Download Torrent Files with IDM:

  • Open  www.torrentz.eu .Search and Download the torrent file (.torrent) of your desired file from there.
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  • Once you have downloaded that torrent file then go to the website www.torcache.net
  • Now upload that torrent file that you have just downloaded and click on the cache button.
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  • This will generate a new torrent link of your file just copy that link.

How to Query Google Results Via Sms


SMS’s are one of the most preferred mode of communication among people.Usually people believe that Internet is the only way to get google results.Recently Google has launched a new service that gives you  access to Movie show times ,Locations of local businesses ,Word meanings ,weather forecast ,Product prices and much more.
So, if you don’t have a data plan (although they are cheap these days) you can still get answers for your queries by Google.At present this service is only available in India and USA.
India users can send their queries at  : 9773300000
USA users can send their queries at : 466453



Samsung aims at smartphones with prolonged battery life


Running out of battery just when you need to make that urgent call or send an e-mail could get annoying. With prolonged battery life featuring on the wish lists of many tech enthusiasts, Samsung's next move will surely have many takers. The South Korean mobile giant plans to negate the charging woes with smartphones with enhanced battery life. The company plans to offer smartphones with battery life that lasts all through the day with moderate to heavy usage, reports CNET.

McAfee software bug could turn customers' PCs into spam servers


Anti-virus software maker McAfee warned that a flaw in one of its products could make customers' PCs vulnerable to attacks in which hackers used their computers to distribute spam.

The company, which is a unit of chipmaker Intel Corp, disclosed the flaw in a message to customers on its website Wednesday. McAfee spokesman Ian Bain said t least one customer had fallen victim to such an attack, which leveraged a flaw in a service offering known as McAfee SaaS for Total Protection.



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Wednesday, 18 January 2012

RIM to launch two new PlayBook tablets this year

If reports are to believed, Research in Motion (RIM) is going to launch a new 7-inch tablet with 3G in April and a 10-inch tablet with 4G LTE support in December this year. The new BlackBerry tablets will run on BlackBerry Tablet OS 2.0 operating system. Rumours are rife the BlackBerry Milan phone, which was cancelled earlier, will also be launched this year. Moreover, two new Curve phones are expected to be launched this year, but these phones will mainly target the East Asia and Africa markets. To put in, the first Blackberry 10 smartphone is expected to hit store shelves as late as September, while the PlayBook OS 2.0 will be releasing by February-end.


Epson K300 launched in India, with automatic document feeder


Epson has introduced the latest model of its K-Series monochrome inkjet printers in India, the Epson K300. The Epson K300 is an all-in-one monochrome printer, with an automatic document feeder (ADF). The other two models in the Epson K-series has are the Epson K100 (a single function model), and the Epson K200 (an all-in-one model).


Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Aakash tablet PC


 With the arrival of the ultra low-cost Aakash tablet PC, the dynamics of the Indian tablet market have changed significantly. Prior to the Aakash tablet, the market already had various low-cost budget tablets such as Beetel's Magiq and Reliance 3G Tab. However, the Aakash tablet thumped everyone in the segment with its ultra low-price of Rs. 2,500. Other manufacturers are yet to announce an Aakash rival, which we certainly don't see coming in a near future. Until then, the Aakash has its way in the market.
Even before the Aakash tablet was unveiled, the device was already a serious topic of discussion across the world. Now, after its release - many just see the tablet as suitable for price-sensitive markets such as India, others believe the tablet isn't just good enough! Logic has been put behind both the aspects, and it is quite tough to say which side makes more sense - for in fact, both make sense. The low cost ensures everyone in the country will be eligible to lay hands on a tablet. And at the same time, people need not spend on the Aakash, if they can afford a better endowed tablet such as the iPad 2.
The Aakash tablet was released online in early December, and sold out in less than a week! The tablet was later put on sale on the online shopping site NCarry.com, which registered more than 1.4 million pre-orders for the Aakash tablet. However, DataWind evidently seemed unprepared for such a massive response. The absence of a proper customer support service channel has caused lot of problems for Aakash enthusiasts. In spite of providing a helpline number and recent e-mail support, most of the customers are still clueless about the status of their deliveries. Subsequently, DataWind has been at the receiving end of severe criticism, not just for its paltry support but also for several flip flops on booking and delivery dates, and rules. Adding to the confusion, DataWind revised the name of its tablets (Aakash is now UbiSlate 7 and Aakash 2 is UbiSlate 7+).

Samsung announces Series 5 Ultrabooks, and refreshed Series 9 laptops


Samsung has announced the new generation of Series 9 laptops at CES 2012, super slim 15-inch and 13.3-inch models that fit in the Ultrabook category. The company is not calling them Ultrabooks however, instead, has released two other laptops – the 13-inch and 14-inch Samsung Series 5 Ultrabooks.
2nd Generation Series 9
The new Samsung Series 9 notebooks are a lot more compact than the first generation Series 9, with 13-inch model measuring in at 13mm thick, and weighing in at 1.1kg, while the 15-inch weighs 1.6 kgs, and measures 15mm in thickness. Samsung says over 33,000 hours of research have gone into designing the two models. The Series 9 is contained in what Samsung calls an ultraslim, aluminium single shell body. The shell has also been sand-blasted for fingerprint resistance.


Tuesday, 3 January 2012

IBPS Common Exam 2012 for recruitment of Specialist Officer


The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) has announced the common entrance exam 2012 for the post of Specialist Officers.

The common entrance exam is applicable for various positions in 19 public sector banks.

Prospective candidates who wish to appear for the CWE will have to apply to IBPS and should carefully read the advertisement regarding eligibility criteria, online registration process, pattern of examination, issuance of call letters and score cards.

Candidates can apply online only from December 30, 2011 to January 21, 2012.

The date of the written exam has been tentatively fixed for March 11, 2012(Sunday). However, the final date of examination shall be intimated in the call letter along with the centre/venue address.

All eligible candidates should download their call letter and information handout from the IBPS's website www.ibps.in by entering their registration number and password/date of birth, after February 28, 2012. No hard copy of the call letter/information handout will be sent by post.

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