Aircel First Telecom to Launch Free Roaming Service

Good in letter and spirit. Other Telecom companies should follow with similar products and all the operators should now offer free roaming services across the country.

Aircel today launched a product that offers users one rate for voice, SMS and data in home circles and on roaming.

'One Nation, One Rate', offers one rate for voice, SMS and data in home circles and on roaming on Aircel network, the company said in a statement.

"Incoming calls while on roaming on Aircel network will be free," it added.

Aircel users in Delhi can avail the service for Rs 39, while Mumbai subscribers have to pay Rs 32, the statement said.

The price points for the service for other circles range from Rs 21 to Rs 59, it added.

"...this product will enable Aircel customers to enjoy one rate for voice, SMS and data services in their respective home circles and even while they are on roaming," Aircel Chief Marketing Officer Anupam Vasudev said.

The product will offer voice - (Local/National) calling at 1paisa/second in home circle as well as on roaming on Aircel network, while incoming calls on roaming will be free.

SMS will be charged at Re 1 for home circle as well as on roaming while data users will be able to carry the home circle rate on roaming, the statement added. 

But it is well disappointing that it has removed it services from Visakhapatnam.

Nokia Planning For 41Mp Pureview Lumia 920

After the successful launch of Nokia Lumia 920, its new Lumia 920 with 41 Mp camera would have a good impact in the market. Nokia has never been known for its cavalier nature in the phone segment. Brands like Samsung, HTC, LG have associated themselves with multiple phone launches over the years but Nokia has always been on the safer side by bringing a couple of devices, then sit back and work on other devices for next year. 

But this year could be different. After recently launching its Lumia 920 and Lumia 820 Windows Phone 8 device across the globe, which was quickly followed by another device Lumia 620, the Finnish handset maker could be lining up more handsets by the end of 2013, according to rumours across the Internet.  

Nokia has lined up not one, but two more smartphones and one of them could be a Lumia 920 that sports the 41 MP Pureview camera, which is the most popular feature of Nokia's Pureview 808 smartphone that was launched last year.

The handset code-named EOS, is rumored to use a big sensor just like the one in 808 PureView. The phone is also said to employ pixel binning, which will result in the creation of stunning images in Windows Phone 8 devices. The handset will be aluminium-clad with square edges.

Apart from the reported smartphones, there is a strong belief that the Finnish mobile maker will not foray into the much vaunted 12.7-cm (5-inch) aka phablet segment this year. Instead the company will manufacture phones only up to 11.9-cm (4.7-inch) size, which will allow the smartphone to compete with the existing line-up of Samsung Galaxy SIII, HTC One X and One X+.  

Source: Efytimes

Apple's 2013 Hardware Sales On Top

Apple is still on top after its iPhone 5 release in 2012 and its statistics for the 1st quarter of 2013 has been illustrated below. With the release of the cheapest iPhone in the world the market was completely occupied with the iPhones sale.

Apple's Q1 2013 earnings are out, and the data provided gives us an insight into how well the company performed over the last quarter relative to historical data.

Even look at the iPhone 5 Price in India now just click here.

Let's begin with the flagship Apple product, the iPhone.

This is the first full quarter since the launch of the iPhone 5, and so expectations were pretty high. Analysts were expecting sales of between 43 and 63 million, and Apple delivered 47.8 million. This makes it the iPhone's third quarter ever (behind the first quarter of 2012), and over 10 million compared the same quarter a year ago.
Moving on to the iPad, Apple sold a record 22.9 million tablets -- iPads and iPad mini tablets -- up from 15.4 million from the same period a year ago, and beating the previous best quarter, which was the third quarter of 2012, when Apple sold 17 million iPads.

The introduction of the new iPad 4, along with the iPad mini, is likely to have pushed sales up during the quarter, and the holiday bump is likely to have helped considerably.

However, since Apple doesn't break down sales by model, we can't tell if the iPad mini is cannibalizing sales fo the full-sized model.
So far, so good. However, when it came to Mac sales, things are not so good any more. During the last quarter Apple sold only 4.1 million Macs, down 1.1 Million from the year-ago quarter, but the sales still beat both the second and third quarters of 2012.

The refreshed Mac line up that we saw just before the holiday period failed to translate into strong sales over the quarter.
iPod sales have also stalled. Whereas once Apple could have relied on holiday season sales in the region of 20 million, last quarter's sales of 12.7 million are down 2.7 million from the equally dismal -- for the iPod at any rate -- year-ago quarter.

We can also determine how many iOS-powered iPod touch and Apple TV devices were sold. In the earning statement, Apple chief executive Tim Cook is quoted as saying that "over 75 million iOS devices" were sold during the quarter. Given that we know that this consists of 47.8 million and 22.9 million iPads, this means that over 4.3 million iPod touch and Apple TV devices were sold.
Overall, quarterly sales for the iPhone and iPad were incredible, showing very strong upward trajectory.
Cumulatively, Apple has sold over 369 million iPods, almost 319 million iPhones, and nearly 121 million iPads since the respective products were first released.
A very strong quarter for Apple, but it leaves some lingering questions:
  • By moving the iPhone and iPad refresh closer to the holiday quarter, this is undoubtedly giving sales an aggressive boost, but will this soften the second quarter sales?
  • iPod sales are tumbling. Is there anything Apple can do to revive them, or are the days of the iPod numbered?
  • Mac sales are stalling, despite an aggressive refresh. Is Mac suffering from the same stagnation as the rest of PC industry?

Microsoft Surface Pro Tablet at Ultrabook Price

Microsoft is going to release its Surface pro Tablet next month at the same price as that of ultrabook.

The device will go on sale in the United States on 9 February starting at $899, or about £565, without a Touch Cover keyboard.

It did not announce plans for a British launch, saying it will use a "phased approach" for the Surface Pro, with "additional markets to follow in the coming weeks and months".
The Surface looks very similar to the Surface RT, introduced in October, but contains a more powerful x86 processor to run the full version of Windows 8, allowing owners to use the full range of Windows apps. It also has a high definition screen and comes with a stylus.
The Surface RT contains power-efficient ARM-based processor and runs a slimmed down version of Windows 8 that only runs apps designed for tablet computing.
Although slightly thicker and heavier, the Surface Pro therefore has significantly shorter battery life of about four and a half hours.

Commentators have expressed doubts as to whether Microsoft can convince customers to pay as much for a tablet, albeit a powerful one, as they would for an ultrabook.

“The end result is a product that does a big chunk of what a tablet can do and a big chunk of what a PC can do, but it's not a perfect replacement for either,” wrote Peter Bright of Ars Technica.

“If Surface Pro is held up against conventional tablets, the result will be catastrophic, but the comparisons with Ultrabooks aren't clear-cut either.”

Microsoft is yet to release sales figures for the Surface RT, its attempt to respond to the iPad in the consumer market. UBS this week halved its estimate for the quarter to one million.

Apple sells tens of millions of iPads each quarter.

Temple Run 2 May be Fake on Google Play

One of the most popular game on Android Platform Temple Run 2 is about to release in market, but its fake version has already made into Google plays market. Temple Run 2 has already been launched in New Zealand, and it will be made available to the rest of the world very soon. The game has been updated with new gameplay features and storylines. The landscape is more diverse, and gameplay has been made more exciting by adding new obstacles and traps. 

Temple Run has become popular on both Apple’s App Store and Google Play Store, garnering a million downloads on its first three days alone after its launch on Google Play, and a total of 100 million downloads in its first year. So this made the attackers to use Temple Run for attacking different users. 

The Temple Run 2 will be in the form of a wallpaper or just a virus.The suspicion crept in mainly due to the absence of its developers name and also because the game icon is hard to spot. In fact, as you open the game, it asks the user to give it a five star rating and has identical wallpapers like the real Temple Run 2 that was launched by Imangi on iOS. The real Temple Run 2 is set to be launched by Imangi on Google Play on 24 January.

Meanwhile, the supposedly fake Temple Run 2 that has been downloaded by many is actually a wallpaper and if you enter the app it downloads something on to the phone. Though I do not know what exactly it downloads, I advise my readers to stay away from installing it on their devices. one should download an app after reading full permissions and after checking it thoroughly.  

"Attention! This Application has only wallpaper.! And has GAME application," the developer says on the app page of the game on Google Play Store.

One must wait for the game to be officially made available on Google Play by the developer and I will keep you updated on the same.  

Learn Basic Linux Using Top 5 Resources

Linux is a good platform which keep its users at safe and its said to be the popular Operating System now a days. So its a great step towards a great future, we will give you details of how basics of linux can be understood easily. So here are five downloadable ebooks where you find all basics of Linux and will be easy for you to fix it in your mind.

According to Goldman Sachs, the market share of Linux has gone above Microsoft. The report also revealed that Microsoft has gone from 97 per cent share of computer market to 20 per cent while "the consumer compute market is led by Android at 42 percent share and Apple at 24 percent share." Along with Android, Google Chrome operating system based Chromebooks also helped in leveraging the reach of Linux to greater consumers. Also, Linux powered Amazon's Kindle HD tablet has helped in spreading awareness on Linux.

Feeling motivated? Here are a few knowledge resources available only for you:

1. Introduction to Linux – A Hands on Guide

Want to begin from KG grade? Then this ebook will introduce you to most aspects of Linux. From logging in, basic file management, backup techniques up to lessons on basics of networking. This resource will help you know the Linux file structure and introduce you to basic commands and text editors as well. Click here to know more.

2. Getting Started Guide to Linux

This guide will help you choose a particular Linux distribution and also will train you on how to perform a basic Linux install. To familiarise yourself with the Linux desktop and basic commands, this might be great ebook to download. Click here to know more.

3. GNU/Linux Command line tools Summary

Knowing the command line is very important in Linux. This ebook will help you work on the command line in Linux. You can also get to learn about various commands and places where to use them. The chapters will involve specific tasks along with various list of commands. Click here to know more.

4. Ubuntu Pocket Guide and Reference

Well, recently, we posted a poll to know the most favoured Linux distribution and we came out with the same answer- Ubuntu. Well, Ubuntu is one of the most popular distributions, and newbies surely start their Linux journey from Ubuntu. This ebook caters to Ubuntu specific information. From installing and configuring Ubuntu to adding and managing software and securing your Ubuntu PC, this resource will teach you all. Click here to know more.

5. Rute User’s Tutorial and Exposition

Now, it's time to graduate to high school. This book is a bit advanced for beginners and can help intermediate to advanced users as well. With this you can learn regular expressions to shell scripting to C programming to networking.
This book has lots of information to offer. Click here to know more.

Make an Inexpensive Multitouch Pad in just 5 minutes

In this post I would like to share How to Make an Inexpensive Multitouch Pad in Just 5 Minutes.... So read each steps carefully.

Step 1: Keep the following Materials ready in front of you
            1) Cardboard Box
            2) Piece of clear study material -- glass or plexiglas or acrylic.
            3) Paper -- Printer or tracing or drafting papers.
            4) Webcam
            5) Computer

Step 2: Now lets see how to construct....

1) Trim the paper to the same size as that of glass and tape the paper on top.

2) If needed tape box flaps to make  the box taller.

3) Cut a hole for the camera cord to fit through.

4) Pull the cord through the box and tape the Webcam in the center.

5) Attach the top piece(paper side up) using tape or be creative using any other materials.

6) That's it plug in your webcam and have fun!!!!

Step 3: Software required....

Touchlib -- open source finger tracking software.

I have shown the whole steps in the video below with examples of windows mouse driver, smoke demo, photo application, ripples, wall pong game, physics demo and multikey demo.

Have a look and enjoy making the Multitouch pad in few minutes.

Now Use Wi-Fi in Flights Also

Now we can surf Internet even while flying in flight, is it tricking you.???? But its true....

United Airlines has introduced onboard satellite-based Wi-Fi Internet connectivity on the first of its international widebody aircraft, thus, becoming the first U.S.-based international carrier to offer customers the ability to stay connected while traveling on long-haul overseas routes.

Virgin America was the first airline to get the new wireless tech, and Gogo has already installed it on 25 aircraft, including planes from Delta Airlines and US Airways. The faster Wi-Fi will also be coming to some aircraft in the fleets of American Airlines and United next year. Gogo says "hundreds" of planes will have the new tech by the end of 2013.

The aircraft, a Boeing 747 outfitted with Panasonic Avionics Corporation’s Ku-band satellite technology, serves trans-Atlantic and trans-Pacific routes. Additionally, United has outfitted Ku-band satellite Wi-Fi on two Airbus 319 aircraft serving domestic routes, offering customers faster inflight Internet service than air-to-ground technology (ATG). The company expects to complete installation of satellite-based Wi-Fi on 300 mainline aircraft by the end of this year. 

“Satellite-based Wi-Fi service enables us to better serve our customers and offer them more of what they want in a global airline,” said Jim Compton, vice chairman and chief revenue officer, United. “With this new service, we continue to build the airline that customers want to fly.”

Customers have the choice of two speeds: 'standard', priced initially between $3.99 and $14.99 depending on the duration of flight, and 'accelerated', priced initially between $5.99 and $19.99 and offering faster download speeds than Standard.

United will install satellite-based Wi-Fi on Airbus 319 and 320 aircraft, and on Boeing 737, 747, 757, 767, 777 and 787 aircraft. Customers will be able to use their wireless devices such as laptops, smart phones and tablets onboard those aircraft to connect with internet service using the in-flight hotspot. 

Sources: efytimes

Free Facebook Access For Airtel Users

India's top telecom company by network is now providing exciting offer for all of its customers. Bharti Airtel would provide free Facebook access of up to 500 MB data per month for its pre-paid users till February 15. Airtel pre-paid mobile users can post status messages, upload a photo and do everything else on their favourite social network at no charge. Beyond free usage external links will be charged as per prevailing rates.

So again Airtel has come up with a plan that would make most of the users to switch to Airtel if they were looking for any new operators. Moreover the telecom company is known for its best Network throughout the country. Facebook being the world's best and top Social Networking site, its a good opportunity for all users to make use of it.

The Aircel has removed all its towers and removed all the services for Visakhapatnam. But Aircel was the only telecom which was giving the best unlimited 3G plans, its my personal opinion no offence.... But we would like Airtel and others to provide such good offers instead of giving only free facebook for a month.

With this Airtel will continue to gain more and more of its users and will be the India's top telecom operator and even World's top telecom operator

For further good and best tariffs of Airtel click here.

But still 4G have better offers even cheaper than 3G.....Don't believe then check it out here.

Future of Facebook in Danger

Is Facebook becoming boring for people?? The answer may be Yes or No or may be...

But the figures shows that its becoming boring now a days.Britain lost 600,000 users in the month of December.

The UK saw the biggest loss of any major territory, the figures from monitoring firm SocialBakers show.
Experts today said confusion over the firm's privacy policies and 'Facebook fatigue' from having too many friends could be behind the fall - although Facebook has disputed the figures.

It claims the data is designed for advertising, and does not accurately show the real number of users.
'Some of these reports use data extracted from our advertising tool, which provides broad estimates on the reach of Facebook ads and isn't designed to be a source for tracking the overall growth of Facebook. 
'We are very pleased with our growth and with the way people are engaged with Facebook – more than 50% of our active users log on to Facebook in any given day.'
According to SocialBakers' index, the UK ranks as the world's sixth most active Facebook user base, with more than 33 million unique users in December, although the firm says that figure duplicates users who access from multiple devices.
The US tops the list with more than 169 million unique users per month, followed by Brazil with 65 million and India with 63 million.
The UK's user base would be equivalent to 53% market penetration last month, second only to the US with 54%. 
Experts say the problem could be due to 'Facebook fatigue'.
'I think a lot of the privacy issues have dogged them, and that has put people off,' said Stuart Miles of website Pocket Lint.
'It's just got confusing as Facebook gets bigger and bigger, and a lot of people are also fed up of adverts in their stream.
'A lot of UK people are a lot more worried, and only want to talk to their friends. People friended everyone when they signed up, and now they regret that.'

Mr Miles said the firm needs to reinvent itself to attract people back.
'It's about relevancy - they need to become relevant and useful again.
Recent data from comScore shows Facebook's UK monthly active users plateauing at just over 31 million between September and November, falling to 31,456,000 at the end of the three-month period.
The firm is also set to make a major announcement tomorrow some believe could be a mobile phone.
The firm has sent out invites to US journalists for a special event at their usually secretive Silicon Valley HQ.
The invites promise to allow attendees to 'see what we're building' - with online rumours pointing to a phone.
However, others claim it could revolve around new mobile phone software rather than a handset.

The firm has also faced major issues since its IPO last year with many investors bailing out over the firm's inability to monetise its products

So it is clear that Facebook has reached a optimum level of users now and its becoming boring now a days. It makes the future of facebook in danger.

Choose Your Own Hardware and OS of Your Smartphones

Now Indian buyers can choose the hardware and OS of their Smartphones, weather it may be the Popular Android or the non hackable Ubuntu or popular browser Firefox OS. With the upcoming Android alternatives like Ubuntu Phone OS or Firefox OS, what if you get a chance to choose the hardware and operating system for your smartphone? Sounds fun right? Africa-based Limitless Electronics previously, launched its products in a unique way, where the company allowed the customers to decide what hardware and operating system they would want their tablet to have. We are expecting the company to do a similar launch in India and users may get to choose between operating systems like Ubuntu Phone OS, Android and Firefox OS as well.

While nowadays, companies are not keen on offering multiple options as far as mobile OS is concerned but Limitless interestingly offers users the opportunity to custom-select their OS as well as hardware specs. Limitless Electronics has decided to start taking pre-order for its products from next month.

Limitless, Micromax, Lava, Karbonn, smartphone, tablet, firefox, android, ubuntuThe company plans to include not just tablets but all types of high-end luxury devices and electronics. Limitless is known for its Re|act and Fleet brand of smartphone, tablet and Smart TVs. Limitless Electronics, run by Cameroonian Tony Smith, has taken hold of the consumer electronics industry in Africa.

The Fleet brand devices are designed for advanced durability to provide long lasting and reliable performance in all types of conditions. Many Fleet devices are outfitted with technology and hardware that offer military-grade protection against exposure to water, wind, dust, shock, and more.

Limitless will be up against the existing line-up of domestic brands like Micromax, Karbonn, Spice and Lava in the country. But it will be interesting to see whether Limitless can compete with the heavyweights as well.

With pre-orders slated to start from next month onwards, Limitless is expected to launch its products officially in March.

Secured Browsing With World's Best Antivirus

Whenever we buy a new computer either a laptop or desktop, the first thing which comes in our mind is the security of our system. Some people know it from starting so they have some good antivirus in their computer and some realise it after facing a trouble with a virus. So, many people buy a good antivirus and some are satisfied with free antivirus. Whatever be the situation one prefers buying a good antivirus for their computer but today I will change their minds with the best alternatives with great performance and tweaks. When it comes to antivirus, all the antivirus suite will be saying that they are at the top and they are having advanced feature then other and they have scored great in there security test and other test and performance.

Many people as me which antivirus is the best and suggest a good antivirus. Always my answer to that question is a question. Do you want to spend some money for antivirus? Then my next question is do you have genuine Windows or do you use any other OS? If the answer is “Yes my Windows is genuine” then half of my works is already over. I suggest them to install Microsoft Security essential and some other software’s which I will discuss below.

See if you are a windows user then install Microsoft Security Essential and if you are a Linux user then Clam antivirus these are the best as an antivirus for you.

But an antivirus is not sufficient to protect our computer from virus, malicious code, Trojan, Worm and other online threats. That’s why the additional features are included by different antivirus suites but there is always an alternative to obtain the advanced features for free of cost. What are they?

They are:

1.  A good browser protection, because mainly virus and Trojans comes from different sites which we browse. This is problem is solved by ‘Sandboxie’ software which will allow you to work in isolated environment and no site will affect your computer. Use whatever browser you want it’s ok. This software is free and available at

2.      Block pop-ops and unwanted advertisements with the help of Add-ons in Firefox and Extensions in Chrome. The popular add-ons are ‘Adblock Plus’, ‘Adblock plus Pop-up Addon’.

3. Some more add-ons for browser protection are also available in  Firefox like ‘BrowserProtect’ and ‘BetterPrivacy’ , ‘Ghostery’ to protect your cookies and identity respectively.

4. Now your browser is protected and your cookies are protected and there are no pop-ups but still there is a problem and that is the web links, which can be malicious or non-malicious.

The solution for this is another add-on in Firefox named ‘WOT’, which will show a colour symbol on the links. It will show you red colour for an un-trusted link and green for trusted.

5. Now your browser is fully protected from malicious threats but still I would like to give you all an advice that be aware of phishing and don’t click on un-known and un-trusted links.

6. Now the last thing you need to do to protect yourself from threats is install a good Firewall, already Windows 7 comes with a Firewall which is good but for Windows XP and Vista you must have a third-party Firewall. A good one is Zone-Alarm Firewall. This is again a free software.

I had almost covered all the additional features which a popular antivirus suite gives you and this will save allot of time and money. Another thing which costly antivirus suite offers is utilities to remove temporary files, defragment your pc, etc. Alternative is there for them also, ‘Ccleaner’ a free and powerful utility to clean your temporary files and maintain registry files. ‘Auslogics Disk Defrag’ software which defragments you disk faster than Windows defragmenter and it is also free software.

Exciting Products for 2013

There are a slew of exciting new products that are slated to enter the market this year. Keep your eyes and ears open for the new tech releases. I've already made a list of some of the most exciting products one can look forward to....


After Android 4.21 Jelly Bean comes 5.0 Lime Pie. Android 5.0 is likely to launch in May, and the first company to get its hands on it is going to be LG. The first Phone to carry it is rumored to be either the Optimus G2 or the Nexux7. The new Android should be compatible with Google's new release: Google TV.


Mozilla is the non-profit organisation that brought us the revolutionary high-customization browser. Firefox thus bringing about the end of Internet Explorer's monopoly. Now Mozilla is entering the mobile phone OS market by creating an open source operating system that it claims will be even cheaper than Google' Android. Can Firefox OS challenge Android's dominance?


Most of us have heard about the Google's glass project, but perhaps we didn't take it too seriously. On the other hand the competitors such as Microsoft and Apple have already started development of their own prototypes to compete against Google. With the competitions in this area heating up, it's possible that we see a wearable technology revolution in the coming years.


Technology is becoming simpler and more intutitive, and leap motions --- a motion detector similar to kinect --- aims to render the computer mouse obsolute.  The leap motion will allow you to flip through photo albums with your fingertips and manipulate a 3D model on a computer as if you were holding it in your hand.

Convert Your PC into Hotspot Without Any Software

There are certain software's like connectify Hotspot which allows users to convert there PC into hotspot and shares the PC internet with other devices(mobiles,other PC, etc). But even without the use of any software and using just a few lines of code also we can convert our PC into hotspot and its the most secured way of converting the PC into Wi-Fi hotspot. Lets see how....

Step 1: Run cmd.exe with administrative previlage.

Go to Start menu in windows 7 and enter cmd, you will see a command prompt icon. Right click on it and you will see "run as administrator"

Step 2: Enter the below command but change the Password instead of mypassword,and run it.

netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=allow ssid=MyFreeWirelessHotspot key=mypassword

you can change your hotspot name from "MyFreeWirelessHotspot" to any desired hotspot name, and don't forget to change the password from "mypassword" to your desired password in the above red lined code.

Step 3: Run this command to start the hotspot.

netsh wlan start hostednetwork

Step 4:  Change the property of your connection by which you are connected to internet, it may be either LAN or Dial Up connection. 

Right click on connection and click on "properties"  and go to "share" tab, you will see a option to "allow other user network to connect through this computer internet connection" select this option to allow sharing. Now select "wireless Network connection 2" in the drop down list. Click on "settings" on same page and select HTTP and HTTPS.

Step 5: Now you can enjoy your own developed Wi-Fi hotspot without use of any software. 
If you want to stop your hotspot run this command:

"netsh wlan stop hostednetwork".

Finnish Nokia To Shut Down Mobiles In 2013

I was in shock after listening that the Finnish company and the world's top mobile makers Nokia is going to shut down from 2013. But its true after huge loses in 2012 and with the Android gaining the reputation in the market the Company Nokia has decided to shut down and stop selling mobile phones from 2013.

With the diminishing market share and pressure from the popularity of Android operating system, Nokia may shut shop this year, predicted Forbes.

The magazine said that the Finnish handset maker may exit mobile phone business as Windows 8, its last hope, has failed to revive its falling sale. A report in Forbes reads, “The biggest shocker (and what I suspect will be my most controversial prediction), though, will be the departure of Nokia from the phone business as the company sells its mobile operation and infrastructure divisions to Huawei in order to focus on software and services.” 

The article continued, "With the company's bet on Windows 8 having failed in the marketplace, it will see Microsoft and Huawei competing for the mobile device division and will eventually sell its smartphone group to Microsoft and the rest of its telecom interests to Huawei."

With Nokia's increased promptness to launch 'Lumia' and 'Asha' devices, one cannot be sure about the prediction. But, the fact that Nokia is losing its market share cannot be ignored. According to a Gartner report released in September last year, Nokia has only 19.2 per cent of market share in the smartphone segment compared to 23.9 per cent last year. The company slipped to number 7 position in the smartphone market. However, Nokia retains its position with the Indian market, especially due to the newly introduced Asha series.

But still Nokia is known for its mobile body and its mobile life span. I myself have 4 cell phones of Nokia out of 6 in my family. I unintentionally dropped my Nokia cell phone from 3rd story building and saw that its battery and case was out but still I found that its body was having only scratches and it worked after putting battery inside. Hats of to Nokia production and we will be highly disappointed if Nokia stops the selling of Mobile phones.

Sources: Efytimes

Raspberry Pi: An AirPlay Receiver

We have seen everything about Raspberry Pi, Quick Guide to Raspberry Pi Projects and how to make the cheapest internet call using Raspberry Pi and how to learn coding in an hour using Raspberry Pi. This all depicts that Raspberry Pi is the best platform to learn anything related to program and mini projects.

Jordan Burgess, an engineering student at Cambridge, has successfully turned one of the $25 open computers into an AirPlay receiver along the lines of Apple's AirPort Express. And here's what he used for this amazing hack: open source software, a USB Wi-Fi adapter, an SD card, a micro USB cable and the Raspberry Pi itself.

A report by TechCrunch said that once you have all the hardware ingredients, it's quite easy to handle the process for setting up the Pi. It's to your advantage when you're comfortable working with Terminal and also with the basics of installing an operating system onto the credit-card-sized computer.
After setting up the WiFi, all you need to install are a few things in order to get AirPlay functionality working and add iOS 6 support. Once you're done, the tiny Airport Express can help you send music from your iPhone to your stereo wirelessly.

It is worth mentioning here that the total build cost is around $48, vs. $100 for the Apple TV or AirPort Express.

Raspberry Pi is making waves across the globe, attracting considerable interest both from Linux hobbyists and embedded computing enthusiasts. The credit-card sized computer that can run Linux, Fedora and Arch Linux, was developed in the UK by the Raspberry Pi Foundation to get the youth of today to try their hands at engineering. Raspberry Pi has a low price so enthusiasts can afford it, founder Eben Upton told EFYTimes. There is no denying the fact that the $25 device has helped raise awareness of the possibilities for not only small but also inexpensive computers.

Head over to Jordan's blog to learn more...
Raspberry Pi,AirPlay Receiver

Talk With Your Fork While Eating Noodles

I used to eat Noodles and thought if we can ever talk with any nonliving things like Fork or others, And now the Japanese have made it real and they have made a fork that can talk when you eat. So now you are never alone to eat your fork will be always there to guide you how you are going while your course of eating. Now lets see how....

The fork can inject a bit of fun and excitement into your lunch if you find mealtimes boring. Researchers from the Ochanomizu University in Tokyo have announced the development of a talking fork called the EsTheremine that likes to speak different words and play bizarre sounds as you eat.

The fork-like instrument comes equipped with a micro controller, a speaker, amplifier and battery within its handle to produce different sounds (something which depends on the type of food being eaten) and even speak while you enjoy your meal.

"The sounds are apparently generated by the resistance value of the food as it is bitten off the fork ?? the noise it produces as she eats a chicken nugget sounds remarkably similar to a chicken clucking.When the young lady on film tucks in to a piece of tempura the fork proclaims 'Garigori' and 'shori' while a stick of cheese produces the word 'Paku'. Apparently longer pieces of food will cause the fork to produce multiple sounds and words while they are eaten," the Daily Mail reported.

The fork has the ability to distinguish between different types of eating.

With this invention, the developers aim to encourage people to try different types of food and thus a more varied diet. They want the fork to be used as a communication tool for couples, the report added. 

The fork will have a great future as we are alone most of the time and need someone to talk with us at that time. Lets see how usefull it will be and by when can we have such forks.

Quick Guide to Raspberry Pi Projects

I have already discussed a lot about the Raspberry Pi mini computers and
also how to learn coding in an hour. And even we have discussed how Raspberry Pi provides the cheapest Internet calling facility so now if you really want to start some new projects on Raspberry Pi here is the quick guide on starting Raspberry Pi projects.

If you were facing issues with starting your projects on Raspberry Pi, you don't need to worry now. The Raspberry Pi Foundation has released a 'Quick Start Guide' for the Raspberry Pi.

The foundation has recognised that people who have received their share of the 'Pi' are not able to make the most of it because of the lack of a 'start-up' guide. The guide directs first time users to set up Pi when they are getting started. Users can collect information including how to connect the Pi to monitors, keyboards and a network. The information is presented in a diagram format. The guide provides step by step directions for installing an operating system on the computer to booting the Pi for the first time.
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This guide is although very basic, it may prove helpful for first timers who are receiving the Pi as their first development board. If you want to have a hands-on guide for your Pi, please click the link here.

Raspberry Pi is making waves across the globe, attracting considerable interest both from Linux hobbyists and embedded computing enthusiasts. The credit-card sized computer that can run Linux, Fedora and Arch Linux, was developed in the UK by the Raspberry Pi Foundation to get the youth of today to try their hands at engineering. Raspberry Pi has a low price so enthusiasts can afford it, founder Eben Upton told EFYTimes. There is no denying the fact that the $25 device has helped raise awareness of the possibilities for not only small but also inexpensive computers.