Samsung Galaxy S3 Online Contest

Win a Samsung Galaxy S III by just subscribing to Airtel packs.  Yes its true, now you can also win other exiting prices every week.The last date for the contest is 13 Feb 2013.


Airtel has introduced an exciting offer to win a Samsung Galaxy SIII with many other amazing prizes. User has to subscribe to Airtel PC Secure pack to enter the campaign and stand a chance to grab the Samsung Galaxy S III smartphone.

The process of subscribing to Airtel PC Secure is simple. User has to send SMS to 54646 and you could be the lucky one. Bumper Prize will be announced at the end of campaign.

Get Chance To Win A Samsung Galaxy SIII, Win A Samsung Galaxy SIII, Airtel data card price, 4GB USB Stick, Pendrives,  My Account, GALAXY Tab 2 7.0 & 10.1, GALAXY Note 10.1, GALAXY SII, GALAXY Note, GALAXY Tab 7.0 Plus, GALAXY S Advance, GALAXY SII LTE, GALAXY Music, GALAXY Chat, GALAXY Ace 2, GALAXY Beam, GALAXY Ace Plus, GALAXY mini II and GALAXY S DUOS.





Airtel is offering 2 Samsung Galaxy SIII, 1 for lucky customer for Fixed Line, another for lucky Customer for 3G USB and 50 Monthly Pack subscribers will be chosen every week until the end of the campaign.

Here is the list of Weekly Prizes:

Subscribe to a yearly pack and win 4GB USB Stick
Monthly Subscriber Upgraded to yearly pack win 4GB USB Stick
Subscribe to a monthly pack and win a 2GB USB Stick
3G USB Prepaid users need to subscribe for at least 25 days to avail the gift mentioned above.



Here is the URLs from your 'My Account' and directly subscribe the product
Fixed Line: www.airtel.in/pcsecure
3G USB : www.airtel.in/3g/pcsecure


Try helping your friends with this offer.

Happy New Year

Cheapest 4G Internet Plans at Rs 512 per 10Gb

Are you irritated with the slow 2G plans and the high tariff plans by 3G ??  Here I have discussed the cheapest 4G plans by any company. It is cheaper than 3G tariffs, don't be amazed its true.



The Mumbai based Tikona company is all set to launch the  cheapest 4G plans in Ahmedabad and Surat in 2013. The 4G service will be on 2 to 5 paisa per Mb plan. The 4G services will be rolled out using the TDD LTE technology. Airtel is using the same technology for offering 4G services in Kolkata, Bengaluru and Pune. Reliance Industries will also use TDD LTE for rolling out its services.

Tikona would be targeting Gujarat, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh (east and west) and Himachal Pradesh circles, where it acquired mobile broadband airwaves for Rs 1,058 crore in 2010. "These tariffs will disrupt the market. We will be able to do this since we're already offering data plans at a price point of 2-5 paise per MB for broadband on Wi-Fi which gives speeds of up to 10 Mbps," said Prakash Bajpai, chief executive, Tikona Wireless.

Tikona will not get into content side as that is being taken care by a separate industry altogether and the company believes that no operator can match that in terms of scale or variety. Ranade said that the company sees itself as a data pipeline provider and would like to focus on that. It is worth mentioning here that all the 4G service providers have to cover 100 per cent of the urban areas and 50 per cent of the rural areas in their respective circles by 2015.

RIL will reportedly roll out its 4G services starting from Delhi and Mumbai in 2013. Airtel is also likely to launch its 4G services in Delhi, Mumbai and Chandigarh soon.   

So here is a overview:

2-5 paisa per Mb
here are some calculations for it being the cheapest 4G plan.... let us take 5 paisa per Mb.

1Mb = 5paisa
1024Mb = 5120 paisa = Rs 51.2 

1Gb = Rs 51.20
10Gb = Rs 512

So isn't it the cheapest plan than 3G, now we pay around Rs 900 for 5Gb in 3G. So Tikona is giving the cheapest 4G tariffs 10Gb at just Rs 512.

Tips and Tricks for your new Smartphones

Did you bought a  new smartphone but wondering what to do with it??

I also had the same question when I got a new Samsung Galaxy Note as a gift from Samsung. I was lucky that I got it just the day before Christmas and so Samsung was like a Santa Claus for me and  my Note came at afternoon and till the next day I was just looking around what to do with this new Smartphone.????





Then I started in a queue, listened music,then called my friend,then messages and finally end up with the most addictive thing GAMES....


But this was not it..I would have done a lot of wonders with this new smartphones, which I did later and discovered some of them, here is a list of 10 Tips and tricks for all of you that you can do with your brand new Android Phone..


1. You are advised to sign in using your Google account when you first turn on your Android phone. It means that you have to use the same details as you use while logging into your Gmail account. After you sync your phone with your Gmail account, you can access your browsing history, calendar, email, etc.

2. You will also get an option of taking a back up of your phone's data to your Google Account. This will help you in cases where you lose or have to reset your phone. You can quickly retrieve your settings with this back up.

3. While downloading a new app from Google Play store, don't miss out on checking the box that says 'Allow automatic updating'. This will allow your apps to be automatically updated to the latest version without asking permission. It will save your time.

4. With Google Map, you can store maps offline. So, with an Android smartphone in hand, you don't need to waste your data plan while navigating. All you have to do is when you are connected to Wi-Fi, simply open Google Maps, select the area you want to store offline, tap the three dots at the bottom right of your screen, and tap 'Make available offline'. This will do the job for you.

5. You can sync your Android phone with popular social networks like Facebook via the settings app, The more networks you add, the easier it will become for you to share stuff like photos.

6. Make the most of widgets available in your Android smartphone. Widgets are the apps that live on your home screen and help in providing real-time information like news and weather. Just tap and drag the widgets on your screen from your phone's Widgets menu and keep yourself updated all the time. Some of the handy widgets that come with your Android phone allow you to control Wi-Fi, brightness, and other basic functions right from your home screen.

7. Though Google's app store is good enough to serve you with great apps, but if you are looking for more, change your security settings and allow your phone to install apps from unknown sources. It means that you can also download apps you find on websites or alternative app stores like Amazon's. But we advise that you should not get carried away with this option in hand. Be careful because you are allowing unknown apps on your phone that can make your device more prone to malware.

8. Your new Android smartphone has a voice-controlled assistant called Google Now which acts like a search tool. You can use your new 'assistant' to remind you of appointments, find sports scores and get you directions.

9. You can manage multiple apps at a time with your Android smartphone. Just tap the key on your phone. It lets you juggle between open apps.

10. Wanna delete an app from your home screen? Just tap and hold the app for a second and drag it to the 'Remove' button.

Moore's Law Radio : Wi-Fi Digital radio

Are Analog Circuits on their way out?? Granted, nature is analog and so, too, are the circuits that drive wireless communication. But analog devices are generally harder to miniaturize and have slowly been ceding ground to digital components.

An experimental new radio chip developed by Intel could signal that the trend is accelerating. The new radio, a Wi-Fi transceiver that Intel says is constructed mostly of digital components, debuted in September at the company's annual developer forum in San Fransisco. Intel calls the technology a "Moore's Law radio," for its potential to take advantage of digital circuitry's famed miniaturization trend.


Ultimately the technology could lead to smaller, slimmer portable devices, by integrating a smartphones radio and processors on a single sliver of silicon. But when that will happen and what sort of impact it will have on products is still unclear.

There's a good reason why this chipmaker's fantasy of an essentially single-chip smartphone has yet to be realized.Radio-frequency circuits are especially sensitive to design changes, and properties of analog components like inductor's don't improve as the devices get smaller. As a result analog chip's tend to lag behind there all digital counter-parts by a couple of manufacturing process generations, which means that there features are much less fine.

Transforming analog radios-or at least some of their components - into digital radios could potentially bridge that gap. And over the years, digital circuits have taken over a bit more over the analog realm. The poster child for this trend is the phase-locked loop, a core signal-processing circuit that is now constructed from digital components.

To make its Wi-Fi transceiver, Intel says it had to go back to the basics mathematics of Radio communications. "Its not just the replacement of analog components," says Yorgos Palaskas, who leads Intel's radio Integration lab. 'It has to be done differently".

Intel's new Wi-Fi radio isn't entirely digital yet. Some components are still analog. Intel made an impression when it presented details on core components of the radio at the IEEE International Solid state circuits.Intel's radio could potentially play well alongside the more advanced digital processor for today's smartphones.

Airtels best 3G Plans for sharing between 3 devices

Bharti Airtel has announced a new data plan that allows the subscriber to share one plan with two more devices. With Airtel's Data Share Plan, a subscriber can share 3G data up to 5GB with a recharge of Rs. 1,000, which is valid for 30 days. The plan can be shared with other Airtel numbers (prepaid and postpaid) only, but they have to be in the same circle.

To use the new Airtel data share plan, subscribers can go to www.airtel.in/datashare or SMS “DATA SHARE ADD mobile number” to add phone numbers with which they want to share the data. Airtel has put up an infographic explaining how its Data Share Plan works, and you can check it out below:




Airtel's new data share plan is quite similar to Reliance's recent 'All Share Postpaid Plan'. RCom's plan, available for all GSM and CDMA postpaid customers, allowed users to share usages with three connections at a single rental of Rs. 1,497.
The All Share Postpaid Plan - only for 3 members or 3 connections - wherein the members can share 3,000 mins of local / STD voice calls, 3,000 local / national SMS along with 3GB of 3G data per month and free calling amongst the family or group members on this plan. Along with this, all the members would also get the benefit of unlimited free local calls within the group. Find out more about the RCom's plan here.

Android Malware will Increase in 2013

The year 2013 will be predictably with problems for Android OS as the Malware for this OS is expected to increase in 2013. There are already so many issues related to malware in android and according to ESET it is said to increase in the coming year.



This time ESET researchers focused on malware for Android OS, as the market share of Android mobile phones have grown significantly.During the first quarter of 2012, according to IDC statistics, the Google OS saw a year-over-year rise of 145 percent in market share. Furthermore, Juniper in its whitepaper “Banking Anytime Anywhere.” predicts that next year, the number of users accessing banking services from their smartphones will rise to 530 million people. According to the same study, in 2011 there were only 300 million individuals, who accessed banks from their phones.

ESET points out to another trend – spread of malware via removable storage devices is dipping globally in favour of the use of an intermediary in order to attract new victims. Simply speaking, instead of compromising system through infected flash drives and other removable media, bad guys compromise web servers to host malware and then sending out the hyperlinks leading the users to the malware.


Although throughout 2012 all detections related to INF/Autorun malware family, variety of malware using the file autorun.inf on Windows computers as a way of compromising a PC, have been steadily decreasing in India, this threat continues dominating. That means USB flash drives are still an effective way of compromising computers. One of the reasons, according to ESET researchers, is that Indian users are still prone to using pirated software including OS itself along with pirated security software if at all the latter is installed on the system. Moreover, a very basic security practice as scanning removable media with security software is ignored by majority of Indian computer users.


So guys be up to date with your antivirus and keep in touch with the new malwares coming in 2013, you may be one victim of that..Be prepared to avoid any inconvenience.

Hyundai using Smartphone as SmartKey

The car manufacturer Hyundai has announced that they will be using Smartphones to unlock there car doors using Near Field Communication(NFC) Technology. So this makes a Smartphone as a SmartKey, and Hyundai i30 will be the first car to have that facility.

If you’re the sort of person who’s always misplacing their keys, well, in two years’ time, you will not have to worry. Hyundai has recently demoed a system that will allow the unlocking of your car using just your cellphone. Sounds too much like something out of a James Bond film doesn’t it?



Many of us have seen, how a smartphone can be used as a car key but never been able to use it on practical front. And after a lot of effort, Hyundai has been able utilize NFC (Near field communication) to convert a smartphone into car key.

Rather than using Bluetooth, the system uses wireless Near Field Communication (NFC), allowing you to lock and unlock the car by waving your phone over a small tag on the car window. Hyundai has demonstrated this concept on a Hyundai's popular i30 in Germany, the smartphone integration technology will be available to car buyers in two years, according to a report on carsguide.au. 



Thanks to a small sticker (an NFC tag) on the window of your car, all you would have to do is swing your phone over it and the car in unlocked and ready to go. 


Along with keyless entry, Hyundai is also attempting to bring together a more personal experience to driving. A dock in the center of the vehicle would be a place where the phone could be seated for charging, from where, it will be able to transmit your playlists and radio preferences to the in-dash entertainment system. 


Along with entertainment, Hyundai also plans on being able to save seat alignment preferences, temperature preferences and any other personal settings to individual driver profiles, which will be assigned to specific phones. Essentially, if 3 different people drive the same car, all they have to do is place their phone on the little dock and voila!

The system can also store in-car preferences, including radio stations, seating positions and even mirror adjustment - with multiple profiles able to be saved for different drivers. If Hyundai has its way then the thought of attempting to integrate smartphone and car key, will not merely be known for its innovation but could also be used in the near future.

Apart from the NFC-based smartphone key, Hyundai is also looking to utilise the smartphone system on cars to improve reversing cameras and lane departure alert systems with similar technology. 


So this is how the world is changing now and in future we would also use Smartphones to start the car I THINK.!!!!:P

You can also have a look at how the Near Field Communication(NFC) technnology infects Android Remotely....Click Here.


 

Google's New Year Plans for Competing World

How does Google Apps plan to compete with Microsoft?

Earlier, businesses were used to having this old system of end-to-end computing on a single platform. They are very worried now. They want to move to something different. There are two reasons. Employees don't necessarily use the same platform. 'Bring Your own Device' is a new norm in most companies, and most employees work on platforms ranging from iOS to Android. That gives us a big opportunity. Secondly, Microsoft's Windows 8 breaks the backward compatibility of its own end-to-end ecosystem. The apps anyways will now have to be rewritten for the Metro look and feel. That will give Google a huge window to break into apps for businesses in the new year.

Does Google fear that Facebook can change the dynamics of online search in the future?

Anytime a company like Facebook does something, it'll have an impact. We believe innovation is important for all of us to advance. We'll see what they do. We are sending tremendous social signals via Google Plus, which we'll constantly be integrating into our services. Search, as we define it today, will evolve. One of the things why people underestimate search is because it looks so simple. But when others try to do, the complexity of it comes out. About 20% of the queries we get everyday are new. At superficial level, others can match what we're doing, but to keep up with information on a day to day is hard.

So, will Google be in the search business five years from now?

Five years hence, if we are doing search the way we are now, we will certainly be doing something wrong. The current search definition won't make any sense then. We, as Google, are not in the search business. We are in the business of knowledge. For instance, Wikipedia is one of the most important sources of knowledge now. In future, there will be completely new ways of getting knowledge. Take the classic analogy of how railroads went out of business in the US when national highways were built. What they didn't realise was that they were in the transportation business and not in the Railways business. That's how we think.

How is Google's cloud strategy different from Apple or Microsoft's?

Today, most of the competing services require you to use their ecosystem to fully avail their services. For example, IE 10 makes available cloud experience but they (Microsoft) expect you to use Windows. For the Mac, they (Apple) expect you to use iPhones and iPads. Google's cloud strategy spans across devices and platforms. Our goal in the new year is to help users live in the cloud, independent of the device they are using one should have a continuous experience. Chrome is an essential part of that strategy where users just sign in, and get the same experience everywhere replete with autocomplete forms, web-links and bookmarks. Mobile is a big focus for us. We have this year launched Chrome and Gmail for iOS as well. Google drive also has a multiplatform strategy with good editors for both iPhones and Androids.

When is the Chromebook going to be available in India?

We just launched the Chromebook this year with our partners Samsung and Acer, priced at $249 (about Rs 13,700 now) and $199 respectively, in the US. Now we have reached the stable stage. We will be launching the Chromebook in at least two countries in the Asia Pacific region by March 2013. Unfortunately, India is not part of that. Launches are dependent on our partners. They have to be committed to make it happen in any country. Hopefully it will happen soon. Affordable devices such as the Chromebook will bridge the digital divide. The challenge in India is the diversity. For a market such as Vietnam, a service launched in one language may be sufficient. But in India, with over 22 languages from Kerala to Assam, it's a huge challenge for us to customise our cloud experience to all local languages.

Cheapest Android Smart T.V below Rs10,000


The devices let you view your Android based content on larger television screens.
Android is the order of the hour. Television, smartphone, tablets, you name it, and they have it. Off-late, devices that convert TV into smart TV have ushered into the Indian market and companies like Akai, Micromax have introduced such products in the country. So, if you're planning to buy one today, then you should consider the following product options, which can offer smart interactive features enabled on your televisions.
Woxi SmartPod
SmartPod is built with Enhanced Android featuring multi-user login capability, a first for any Android device around the world. It supports up to eight unique users on the device, enabling everyone in the family to get a personalised Internet experience. The unique home-screen is optimised for lean-back TV experience and brings TV-ease of use to SmartPod. The Magic Motion remote also features an elegant, full function QWERTY keyboard for easy Web browsing, searches, Twitter and Facebook usage.
SmartPod is powered by dual processors, a 1 GHz ARM Cortex A9 coupled with a 400 MHz Mali 3D Graphics processor. In addition to internal flash storage, up to 32 GB of storage is available using a plug-in SD card, or 1 TB or more of storage using external USB hard disk drive. Virtually all media playback formats are supported including formats that even Smart TV's don't support. It connects to the Internet via Wi-Fi or Ethernet. It also acts as a Wi-Fi router for your home to connect other devices like PCs, laptops, tablets or smartphones.  
SmartPod is priced at Rs 9,499
Micromax Smart Stick
The Smart Stick claims to bring the Android experience to your television screen. With this stick, you can enjoy Internet on your TV set; however, it is important that it has some functionality like an HDMI port. Talking about its features, it has a standard HDMI interface, along with a USB host.
Micromax's Smart Stick has 4 GB of flash memory, Wi-Fi Direct connectivity. You can also connect using wireless mouse and keyboard. They can operate on 2.4 GHz wireless frequency. The Android Smart Stick has been priced at Rs 4,990. The company is also offering a BluRay player supporting both 2D and 3D audio/ video formats, which it has priced at Rs 6,490.
Amktette Evo TV
Amktette's Evo TV is an integration of four components: Evo Box, Evo Touch, Evo View and Evo Discover making the television perfectly the next generation's device with a large screen gaming station; an on-demand music and movie theatre; an education hub and much more.
Powered by the Android  2.3 aka Ginger Bread, the device will allow you to access videos, games and websites using Wi-Fi and broadband connection is also enabled in the device. The remote control of the TV works as a mouse and a mic has also been provided for voice and video chat using VOIP services like Skype.
The device is priced at Rs 9,950
Akai Smart Box
The device is compatible with any television, be it CRT, Plasma, LCD or LED. The Smart Box transforms any of these normal TVs into a smart TV and you can browse Web, or use any Android application as it includes support for Google Play. The Smart Box comes with Wi-Fi support, Ethernet port, 3G dongle as well as 2G network supports through a SIM card. Powered by 1.25 GHz processor, it runs Android 2.3 aka Gingerbread and includes 4 GB internal storage, microSD card slot, HDMI port, and 4 USB 2.0 ports. The device is compatible with almost all popular audio and video formats.
The Smart Box is priced at Rs 6,990.

Facebook Internship :Dream for Indians

Most of the engineers look for the best company for Internship, we are always disturbed about What to do After B.Tech, either go for M.Tech or MBA but it depends on the individual. The internship with good companies also decides your engineering future.

The social networking giant Facebook gives a great internship option for US students, it would be really great to have such internship in India too. In US the Facebook is the best company to work with and its paying its workers a good amount. According to Glassdoor's Employee Choice Awards, Facebook is the best place to work in US and Facebook's interns earn between $5,600 and $6,300 per month or $65,000 to $75,000 per year. Tech interns are the highest paid in the US and companies attract the best talents from school by offering high pay packages to interns. 


Tech Interns are the highest paid in US, even in Recession period like now in 2012-2013 the companies like Google, Microsoft and Facebook still pays high to their interns as well as to their permanent workers. The top five qualities required by all these companies even in Recession period are discussed here. Click here.
 
In India Google India Pvt Ltd remained the dream place to work, and A joint report has been filed by The Economics Times and Great Place to Work Institute, India, where about 80,000 employees across different companies voted. The poll covered 21 sectors from Indian and multinational companies in the private sector to public sector and not-for-profit organizations.



Researchers at the University of Missourie have developed a scale to determine the personality of a person on the basis of how they use the social media site. The scale is based on various activities of a user on Facebook, such as status updates and photo uploads, etc. And if you are really good at your social profile you really owe a chance to work with the Facebook Social Site. Some of the detail on how to make your personality synchronous to that required by Facebook are discussed here. Click here

Following Google, Intel Technology India Pvt Ltd and NTPC Ltd were ranked second and third respectively on the list of best companies to work in the country.

Here’s the list of top 10 places to work in India:

1) Google India Pvt. Ltd.
2) Intel Technology India Pvt. Ltd
3) NTPC Ltd
4) MakeMyTrip India Pvt. Ltd
5) Forbes Marshall Pvt. Ltd
6) American Express India
7) Marriott Hotels India
8) Intuit Technologies Services
9) Qualcomm India
10) NIIT

Raspberry Pi Providing Cheap Internet Call

You might be knowing about what Raspberry Pi is all about. Raspberry Pi provides users to learn Coding in an hour and its also termed as the small computer. At the the Raspberry Pi event held in D.C. from 28 September to 3 October, network and communications giant Broadcom used the Linux machine to teach children how to program a game in an hour. 


Starting with a snake game, middle-school students--most with no background in programming, were given a Raspberry Pi during their breakfast programming session. They were asked to expand on the game with an aim to make it a little different within an hour. Kids were segregated into six groups of five; and each group was also assisted by a Broadcom employee and a student from Howard University. 


It is worth mentioning here that kids could successfully turned snake into a multiplayer game. They also created a version of the game with holographic apples that the snake would pass through rather than eat.


And now The Raspberry Pi is expanding its wings big time. At a pocket friendly price of $25 for the Model A and $35 for the Model B, the guys at Elastix open-source unified communications outfit has come up with a new version of Elastix 32 named as ╬╝Elastix to power the Raspberry Pi with Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP). The ╬╝Elastix will allow Raspberry Pi users to make cheap Internet calls, thus, giving full operational versatility to the credit sized mini CPU. 

In the unified communication module VoIP is just a part of it. Elastix can do several other operations. Here's a diagram of the functionality:



Great Raspberry Pi can work wonders! People have tried to stuff the Pi in almost every kind of gadget. A photographer stuffed the Raspberry Pi into a DSLR camera to convert it into an amazing computing device and also not to forget the Raspberry Pi powered keyboard.

Now a days there are countless Raspberry Pi projects that are being tested. Coding geeks can even start their own business by making a new device out of the Raspberry Pi. If you are new to coding, you can start your coding lessons by purchasing this sweet Pi. Raspberry Pi can fit into all spheres of computing. You can create a home security system or a media center and even can use it for gaming. The best feature is you can even afford to step up the gas and overclock it. The Raspberry Pi can be customised in every way, despite the fact that the device was built to provide an affordable yet functional computer for students to learn the basics of programming and software development.


Windows 8 Hybrid Tablet At Just Rs 69,000

Fujitsu has introduced its latest Windows 8 Hybrid Tablet named Stylistic Q702 in the country. It is available in both the windows 8 and its pro version. some of its specifications are a 29.4-cm (11.6-inch) HD multi-touch display which works with both pen and touch input. The device is powered by two variants, Intel Core i3 and i5 processor with 4 GB RAM. The tablet has features like USB 2.0, an USB 3.0, HDMI, and SD/SDHC expansion ports while the keyboard comes with a LAN and VGA port. There is also support for 3G or 4G mobile broadband. The tablet comes in two storage variants; 256 GB and 128 GB.


The Tablet contains a good range of sensors like accelerometer, gyrometer, magnetometer, and ambient light sensors. And also features a front-facing and rear-facing webcams with dual microphones for video conferencing. The tablet comes with an attachable full-size notebook keyboard with additional battery power. The company has built the tablet with durable magnesium shell, which can cope with the knocks and scratches of daily use. And now you would be thinking of its price.

Fujitsu hybrid tablet is priced at Rs 69,000, excluding taxes.
 

Specifications:

1) 29.4-cm (11.6-inch) HD multi-touch display
2) Windows 8 or Windows 8 Pro
3) Intel Core i3 or i5 processor, 

4) 4 GB RAM 
5) 5 MP rear and HD front camera  
6) USB, 
7) Wi-Fi, 
8) 3G/4G (optional), 
9) HDMI, 
10) SD/SDHC port
11) 128 GB and 256 GB storage variant 
12) Sensors:

    
      i) accelerometer sensors, 
      ii) gyrometer sensors, 
      iii) magnetometer sensors, and 
      iv) ambient light sensors  

Apple iPad Mini at Rs 21,900 for Pre Order

The Apple iPad Mini and the 4th generation iPad are on pre orders and will start on sale from December 8th. So guys check your budget and plan for the iPad Mini and the 4th generation iPad in India.

Cellular version of the 16 GB iPad mini are listed on Saholic.com. They will be available for purchase after 8 December.



Prices for different iPad Mini versions:

1) The Wi-Fi version is priced at Rs 21,900, 
2) while the Wi-Fi+3G version will cost Rs 29,900. 
3) The 32 GB (Wi-Fi only: Rs 27,900; Wi-Fi + Cellular: Rs 35,900) 
4) and 64 GB versions (Wi-Fi only: Rs 33,900; Wi-Fi + Cellular: Rs 41,900)

Prices for different 4th Generation iPad:

1) 16 GB (Wi-Fi only: Rs 31,900; Wi-Fi + Cellular: Rs 39,900), 
2) 32 GB (Wi-Fi only: Rs 37,900; (Wi-Fi + Cellular: Rs 45,900), 
3) and the 64 GB (Wi-Fi only: Rs 43,900; Wi-Fi + Cellular: Rs 51,900).  

 After the entry of iPad Mini in Indian market the Samsung has slashed its Galaxy tab 2 prices

Specifications iPad mini:

1) 20-cm (7.9-inch) LED back-lit IPS panel with 1024x768 pixels
2) Apple A5 chipset, 

3) 1 GHz dual-core processor, 
4) 512 MB RAM.
5) 5 MP rear camera.
6) 1.2 MP front-facing camera for FaceTime.
7) 16 GB / 32 GB / 64 GB internal storage, no expansion slot.
8) Wi-Fi, 

9) Bluetooth 4.0, 
10) LTE connectivity (optional).
11) Proprietary Lightning connector


 Specifications 4th-gen iPad:

1) 24.6-cm (9.7-inch)LED back-lit IPS panel with 2048x1536 pixels
2) Dual-core A6X with quad-core graphics.
3) 5 MP rear auto-focus camera.
4) 1.2 MP front-facing camera for FaceTime.
5) 16 GB / 32 GB / 64 GB internal storage, no expansion slot.
6) Wi-Fi, 

7) Bluetooth 4.0, 
8) LTE connectivity (optional).
9) Proprietary Lightning connector
 

Ekiga Perfect Skype Alternative

Ekiga launched its 4th update and now it is the perfect alternative to skype, the updated version is improved a lot and is available for both Windows and Ubuntu users. Ekiga is the default Voice over Internet Protocol device(VoIP).



The update brings a brand-new interface with an improved roster, revamped chat and accounts windows and a separate call window. It also brings along a faster startup as compared to its predecessor. Ekiga 4.0 also has better GNOME 3 integration with better notifications and the tray icon has been removed. 

New Features and Updated Improvements:


1) Completely new user interface with improved roster, 
2) separate call window and improved chat window and accounts window 
3) Added RTP TOS support
4)
New PulseAudio plugin
5) Better GNOME 3 integration with improved notifications and tray icon removal
6)
Improve audio accuracy on some audio cards
7) Reduced startup time
8)
Themeable icons
9) New audio codecs: SILK (used by skype), G.722.1 (aka Siren 7), G.722.2 (aka GSM-AMR Wide band)
10) Video codecs changes: H.264 optimisations
11)
Fixes in the call history
12) Call auto-answer
13) Partial support for handling multiple video streams (H.239)
14)
Add a new assistant page with an introduction to accounts
15) Various usability fixes:


      i) hitting enter in the roster will trigger a call,
      ii) added mnemonics to various parts of the UI,
      iii) improved Enter key usage in chat (use shift-Enter for soft Enter),
      iv) optimized UI for small screens,
      v) added several tooltips


16)
Several HIG strings related fixes
17) Converted many dependencies as plugins: evolution-data-server, avahi, ldap, ...
18)
Fixes in the LDAP plugin
19)
Many fixes in the experimental Jabber/XMPP and GStreamer plugins
20)
Improved notifications when detecting a new audio device
21) Updated manual



Try the latest release of Ekiga here Click here to download the software.

Roaming Free but Tariffs Increased From March 2013

We all wants to talk free to our friends, family members and to our close ones. We always search for the lowest tariff plans when ever we recharge, and we select a Sim card based on the cheapest tariffs provided by the operator. When ever we go from one state to others we are charged for roaming. But now the scenario is changing and the Government has asked the operators to abolish the Roaming within India which will be implemented from March 2013. As the Roaming fees give a revenue of 10% to the operators, they are going to increase the tariffs to overcome there losses.



So we must feel happy to have roaming free Sim Cards but at the same time we will have the increased Tariffs rate which will frustrate us for a while.


The Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI), the body representing mobile phone companies on the GSM platform such as Vodafone and Bharti Airtel, has criticised government's idea to do away with roaming charges, and has maintained that the DoT must first sort out a slew of policy-related issues, including migration to the unified licence, before asking telcos to do away with this charge.


Mobile phone companies believe reasons like higher tariffs, security threat should be enough to retain the concept of STD and roaming charges. Mobile phone companies also say that removal of roaming charges would lead to free-flow of SIMs across circles on a permanent basis.

Roaming free India from March 2013......Yippiiii :)
Tariffs increased.... :(  

Nokia Lumia 620 Budget Phone at just $249

The Finnish handset maker Nokia has finally come up with its budget Windows Phone 8 device. The series started with Lumia 800, Lumia 510 then Lumia 820 and 920 also came in the market. The Nokia Lumia 620 is the real budget Windows Phone 8 SmartPhone. This Smartphone comes with Bluetooth 3 and NFC and Wi-Fi. The unsubsidised version of Lumia will be started at $249 and will start retailing in early 2013.


As Nokia Lumia 620 is a Windows Phone 8 device, it will have live Tiles for update direct to the Start Screen, People Hub and a Me Tile along with other Windows Phone 8 functions. The other WP8 range includes Nokia Lumia 920 and Lumia 820, which are not available in India but are expected to be launched sometime soon, after Nokia failed to stick to its earlier announced date of launching these devices in the country in November.

Specification:

1) 9.6 cm ( 3.8 inch) wvga display
2) 1GHz Dual Core processor
3) 512 MB RAM
4) 5 MP rear and VGA Front Camera
5) Wi-Fi
6) NFC
7) Bluetooth 3.0
8) 8 GB internal Memory expandable up to 64 GB
9) 1300, mAh battery
10) Priced at $249 starts retailing in early 2013.

India's First 1 Gbps Internet Connection at Startup Village

Getting a speed of 1Gbps was previously a joke, but then search engine giant Google made it possible  by using fibre and the worlds first 1Gbps connection as established at Kansas city, and now its India's Startup Village the 2nd place in the world to have such high speed internet connection. So India have shown that we are not back in any aspect, we can change the world at any moment.


Kerala-based Startup Village, the India’s first telecom incubator, now has a newly-laid 1 Gbps (gigabits per second) connectivity. You can download a two-hour high definition movie in 30 seconds or view a video in YouTube at this lightning speed! 

Startup Village of Kochi has become the second place in the world, after Kansas City of United States, to experience this ultra-fast connectivity, that is all set to revolutionise the internet experience of the netizens in the coming days. By switching on the trend-setting connectivity within a few days, Startup Village has taken a major leap forward to emerge as the largest telecom incubator in the world.
 
Startup Village aims to build the elements of a world class tech ecosystem to realize the dream of a Silicon Coast in India. The vision at this grandiose scale is driven by one of India's most successful IT entrepreneurs, Kris Gopalakrishnan, co-founder of Infosys and powered by Dept of Science and Technology, Govt of India.

But I always wonder if India can make such great wonders then why does we still wait for the backdated electronics product to be launched here, we should make our own electronics gadgets as such Aakash Tablet made in India.

Looking forward to have great innovation in India and to have more gadgets with cheaper price and good technical objects as the first cheapest tablet of the world Aakash.

So its a great step towards high speed internet connection, if such connection is established everywhere in India then there is no need of 3G or 4G and there would be no such scandals. Lets contribute ourself for our India to become Incredible India.


 

India's Green Railway Station at New Delhi

The capital city of India will soon have its green railway station. It is the nice step to save the electricity and will help the city to use the same energy in other useful works. The New Delhi railway station could be solar-powered, making it the first ‘green’ station in the city. Under the pilot project, solar panel of 1 MW capacity will be installed in the non-utilised portion of the rooftop at an expenditure of Rs 15 million.



Currently New Delhi pays around Rs 15 million as its monthly power bill and draws 5 MW electricity. “The solar panels will help reduce the dependence on the conventional source of power".

The panels will be installed on private public partnership. A private company will install the panels and the railways will purchase the power from it on a fixed rate. Solar panels will be installed above the roof of foot over-bridges, terrace and other shelters of the station. “The private party will install and maintain the solar panels. The agreement would be for 5 to 10 years.

The railways will first have to invite bids to appoint a consultant to examine the modalities of the solar panels. The consultant will be appointed by December-end and, based on the study, installation of solar panels would start next year.

It would be nice to see how fast the city will be able to make the station green. The fear of getting the fuels exhausted is making us to move towards solar form of natural energy, i have seen several solar projects been taken by the government in the city for saving energy.

To reduce the existing load at the small station, some surplus fittings have been removed and energy efficient T-5 fittings, 60W fans, new exhaust fans (55 Watt) and CFLs have installed.
"We have used 28 solar panels (Each 12V, 70W) have been used in two groups of 14 panels each."

Lets hope that Solar railway stations be established everywhere in the country so that we can save a lot of electricity.


   

Aakash 3 Remarkably Different from Aakash 2

After the success of Aakash 2 cheapest tablet in India, the Professors at IIT madras are planning to make a more advanced version of Aakash Tablet with which the students will be able to enjoy all such features as in other tablets.

Aakash 3 is being developed by Prof. Ashok Jhunjhunwala, professor of electrical engineering at IIT Madras. Prof. Jhunjhunwala says that the Aakash 3 (A-3) will be ‘remarkably different’ from the previous versions of Aakash.


Aakash will aim at bringing a revolution in Indian education system and that’s why Aakash – 2 won’t be sold in markets. Instead, the devices will be distributed among 20,000 engineering students across India so that they can build India specific applications for the tablet. Deepak Parekh, Head of IIT Bombay’s Kanwal Rekhi School of Information Technology is piloting a project with 20k engineering students and over 11k professors & lecturers.

As the students at different foreign universities are already using the tablets for doing there homeworks at colleges, we will soon be able to do such kind of stuffs in India too.

We don’t have information on the hardware and software specifications of Aakash 3 yet. But the tablet is expected to make an entry in the markets in the ‘next few months’ as the ecosystem it requires gets ready.

The biggest question in everyones mind is: 
Can Aakash help in reviving the Indian education system? If yes How??

All the readers are requested to share there point of view on the above question.

Cheapest Windows Phone 8 Device at just Rs 2999

After the launch of Windows Phone 8 everyone is looking around to have WP-8 devices with the cheapest price tag and so the competition is on. The Lemon company have introduced its full touch windows phone 8 device at just Rs 2999. But will this device make a change in the competitive market, can it change the world??

So, if you crave for the latest Windows Phone 8 OS but don't want to spend thousands of bucks for the device, then you can have a look at Lemon's attempt to offer the WP8 theme-based phone, mind you this is not a smartphone. Lemon Mobile, is an Indian brand which sources its phones from China and the company has launched its new phone with a user interface that looks exactly like WP8 OS interface.


The phone, called T109, is a Java based feature phone and not a smartphone. Interestingly, the phone has a 9.3-cm (3.7-inch) touch display, which too is a very common screen size for Windows Phone 8 devices from the likes of Nokia, Samsung and HTC.

Lemon T109 is a very basic dual SIM feature phone with a 1.3 MP rear camera, 1,200 mAh battery, and expandable memory slot for up to 16 GB. The company is also offering you a chance to get a Reebok watch and 4 GB micro SD card for free with this phone. The Lemon T109 is priced at Rs 2,999.
  
Specification :

1) 9.3-cm (3.7-inch) touch display
2) WP8-like OS
3) 1.3 MP rear camera
4) dual-SIM phone
5) memory expandable up to 16 GB
6) 1,200 mAh battery