Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Secure connection through DirectAccess in Windows 7

Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 operating systems introduces a feature named DirectAccess. It allows remote users to securely access enterprise shares, Web sites, and applications without connecting to a virtual private network (VPN). DirectAccess establishes bi-directional connectivity with a user’s enterprise network every time a user’s DirectAccess-enabled portable computer connects to the Internet, even before the user logs on. Users never have to think about connecting to the enterprise network, So that IT administrators can manage remote computers outside the office, even when the computers are not connected to the VPN.

DirectAccess uses IPv6-over-IPsec to encrypt communications transmitted across the Internet. DirectAccess is designed to reduce unnecessary traffic on the corporate network by sending only traffic destined for the corporate network through the DirectAccess server (running Windows Server 2008 R2), However the administrator can choose to send all traffic through the corporate network. DirectAccess can also authenticate the user and supports multifactor authentication. Administrators can configure which intranet resources specific users can access using DirectAccess.

Four displays in a notebook??

Heard about extreme multitasking? Two displays are mounted on a notebook, like Lenovo's ThinkPad W700ds' Side Panel. Now Intel's is up with four. Its one primary LCD screen and three auxiliary OLED screens above the keyboard. The aim here is to allow the user to organize information the way he or she prefers it. Touted as the world's first multitouch, multiscreen concept solution, the prototype (code-named Tangent Bay) was unveiled at the Mobility Meetup, an Intel Insiders event for bloggers. Intel's Mobile Product Line marketing manager for Greater Americas showed some music files being dragged and dropped between the OLED panels using a finger, as well as flipped video files being moved up to the main LCD display from the auxilliary panels with ease. One could also contract, zoom, scroll, and pan content from one screen to another.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Unlimited GPRS plans from TATA DOCOMO

The packages are for its prepaid subscribers tagged as Rs 15 GPRS pack and Rs 95 GPRS pack.

TATA DOCOMO packs of Rs 15 come with 3 days validity and enables user to get unlimited access whereas Rs 95 pack come with 30 days of validity and enables user to use and access data download for 30 days. This pack can also be used on PC and laptop. While on roaming, on both the packs the user will be charged 10paisa for 10KB.
To start using internet on phone the user need to save the settings as default settings. (By default the user is purveyed for TATA DOCOMO Internet and DIVE IN at the time of purchase of the connection if the user has a GPRS compatible handset.) To get Internet settings SMS “INTERNET” to 52270 (toll free on TATA DOCOMO HOME & CHARGED Rs.3 at non DOCOMO Network) and save them as default settings. Once the user has done that, just go to the internet browser on the phone and start surfing.

The speed may be a bit slow. TATA DOCOMO assures between 28kbps to 48 kbps speed and that should be enough to do with checking emails, searching, tweeting etc.

Countdown begins for Oceansat-2 launch

The countdown for the launch of Oceansat-2 satellite that would help identify potential fishing zones and in coastal zone studies from Sriharikota.

The 970-kg satellite would be shot into space on September 23 by Indian Space Research Organisation's Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) along with six European nano spacecrafts.

A set of two Rubin nano and four cubeats would also ride piggyback, accompanying Oceansat-2, on the homegrown PSLV rocket that will blast off from the Satish Dhavan Space Centre at Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh.

Apart from two Rubin nano satellites from Germany, the four cubesats lined up for the mission are: Beesat, built by Technical University Berlin, UWE-2 (University of Wuerzburg Germany), ITU-pSat (Istanbul Technical University Turkey) and SwissCube-1 (Ecole Polytechnique Federal de Lausanne, Switzerland).

Monday, June 29, 2009

Windows 7 to be upgraded at ‘NO-COST’


As of last Friday, individual customers who purchase Vista Home Premium, Business, or Ultimate will be able to get a corresponding version of Windows 7 at little or no cost, according to a blog post by Microsoft's Brandon LeBlanc.

But what has not been widely publicized, is that there is 25-unit limitation on upgrades for business customers.

Many feel that Microsoft should not be charging Vista customers a cent to upgrade from that troubled OS.

Silver says enterprise customers should demand an upgrade option from their hardware vendors, some of whom have the latitude to expand the 25-machine limit for their customers.

But if you're not an enterprise customer, you can "obtain rights for best value?"


docomo Tata steps into GSM market finally with a brand name ‘TATA DOCOMO’. DOCOMO is a worldwide operator based in japan, and is a leader in 3G technology providing location-based services.

Every one is very eager to know about TATA DOCOMO’s GSM Mobile Service tariff plan in details. To get a taste of TATA DOCOMO GSM Mobile services, a subscriber can opt to Prepaid Starter Pack. For Rs.49, The Starter pack comes with life Time Validity.The Postpaid service will be launch from 1 July 2009.

TATA DoCoMo GSM Prepaid Starter Pack Price  Rs.49
Validity- Life-time with Talk-time 25 Minutes
Voice calls- Local Call: 1 paisa per sec
Std Call- 2 paisa per sec ( STD at 1 Paisa for limited period Offer)

Text Messaging:-
Local SMS: 60 paisa per SMS (After 3 sms 750 FREE sms provided as promotional offer for limited period in TN circle).
National SMS  Rs. 1.2 per SMS
International SMS Rs.5 per SMS

These are base-line tariffs offered without any add-on subscriptions. So its Pay-for-what-you-use, per-second paradigm comes to India. “Moment of triumph for the Indian consumer” says Ratan Tata on its launch.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Bing - Can it give a bang to google?

Microsoft launched Bing about two weeks ago . The early results are impressive.

Microsoft increased its average daily penetration among U.S. searchers from 13.8 percent during May 26-30 to 15.5 percent during June 2-6, according to comScore. The research firm concluded this is an indication that the search engine is reaching more people than before. Microsoft's share of search-result pages in the U.S., a proxy for overall search intensity, increased from 9.1 percent to 11.1 percent during the same time frame.

Meanwhile, StatCounter is reporting that Bing has overtaken Yahoo to secure the number-two spot in the search market. StatCounter said Bing grabbed market share from Google. StatCounter's analysis reveals that in the U.S., Bing leapfrogged Yahoo to take second place with 16.28 percent. Yahoo had 10.22 percent. Google still dominates the U.S. search market with 71.47 percent.

Google will take a competitor like Microsoft very seriously because they have the capacity to invest millions of dollars into search.

Yahoo needs to continue developing its product and make sure it's competitive. Otherwise, Yahoo could wake up and find themselves in third place at some point in the next 12 to 18 months .

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Windowa 7 RC1 now available

The Windows 7 Release Candidate (RC) (build 7100) is now available to the public for download. The beta keys Microsoft gave out during the public beta will work just fine with this build. The RC is available in 32-bit and 64-bit flavors in English, French, German, Japanese, and Spanish.

This is different from the beta, which was available in English (32-bit and 64-bit), German (32-bit and 64-bit), Japanese (32-bit and 64-bit), Arabic (32-bit and 64-bit), and Hindi (32-bit). If you are already on the beta, Microsoft recommends a clean install of the RC build: the upgrade path is not supported.

It will be available at least through June 30, 2009, with no limits on the number of downloads or product keys available. So you don't need rush to make sure you get your copy. When you're ready to download the RC, it'll be waiting for you. So Microsoft is trying to deter the huge stampede of Internet users looking for Windows 7.

Here are the system requirements:

  • 1GHz or faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor
  • 1 GB of RAM (32-bit) or 2 GB of RAM (64-bit)
  • 16 GB of available disk space (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit)
  • DirectX 9 graphics device with Windows Display Driver Model 1.0 or higher driver

So what's new in this build anyway? The Engineering 7 Blog has three separate posts detailing some of the changes. Overall, it is faster and has a ton of bugs fixed. We'll have a post that goes deeper into the changes in the near future. 

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

DVD of 500 GB ready to be rolled out

General Electric Global Research says it has figured out a way to put up to 500GB of data on a regular-sized DVD disc under laboratory conditions. GE says its breakthrough was achieved by writing 3-dimensional patterns that represent data onto a disc made of highly reflective material.

The disc then acts as a mirror for making a laser to pick up the entire piece of data. GE's process doesn't just put information onto the surface of the disc -- as DVDs and CDs do -- but etches the micro-holographic patterns below the surface of the disc as well.

Holographic disc-based storage is a long ways off from consumers, but its potential has many in the storage community excited. Experts see micro-holographic players and discs over time have the potential of becoming a low-cost storage alternative to DVDs and Blu-ray discs. By comparison, the highest capacity Blu-ray discs can store up to 50GB of data, while the most common type of DVD holds less than 9GB of information. GE's eventual goal is to store up to 1 TB of data on the new disc format. GE says its micro-holographic technology is backward compatible -- able to read CDs, DVDs and Blu-ray discs.

GE says it is eager to take its micro-holographic technology out of the lab and put it on store shelves. GE says its first step in that direction is to target data-intensive business customers like movie studios and medical researchers, but the eventual goal is to put micro-holographic players in the home.

Windows 7 to have XPmode?

Microsoft on Friday night released a user guide entitled "Windows 7 Product Update: Key Changes Included in the Release Candidate." Among the new features outlined in the guide was Windows XP mode, which lets users with Windows 7 run apps in a Window XP environment. The feature will be made available as a free download for Windows 7 users.

The feature was noted as part of the Windows 7 Product Update user guide:

"The Release Candidate provides you the flexibility to run many older Windows XP applications in a virtual Windows XP environment on a Windows 7-based PC," Microsoft says. "Called Windows XP Mode, this new feature requires an additional download."

A similar feature will be offered for enterprises. The Release Candidate extends virtualization technologies to end users, as well as small and medium businesses through a new feature called Windows XP Mode. "Windows XP Mode, together with virtualization technology such as Windows Virtual PC, provides a virtual Windows XP environment in which you can run many existing Windows XP applications on a Windows 7-based PC," Microsoft said. "Windows XP Mode is included in Windows 7 and is available either through pre-installation by your PC manufacturer or via a no cost download."

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

GPS enabled asthma inhalers

We'll soon be able to track (and hopefully eliminate) recurring asthma attack outbreaks. Van Sickle, a scholar in the Department of Population Health Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, is working with students in the biomedical engineering program to create an asthma inhaler with a built-in GPS receiver.

The project is still in its early stages, but David's goal is to eventually map out danger zones that could be life-threatening to those stricken with the lung disease. He already has it all mapped out: "rescue inhalers" will pinpoint the location of each asthmatic attack and cross-reference it with other devices, attempting to detect new locations and trends that previously flew under the radar undetected by asthma researchers. Van Sickle envisions a time when his technology can help researchers discover exactly why people suffer from asthma.

"It will allow us to better target public-health interventions to the places and times when people are really suffering," Van Sickle said.

Asthmatics interested in participating in the trials should be at least 18 years old, and can call 608-261-1036 or e-mail for more information.

Sachin not to play in international T20s

"I would have loved to be there but I feel it could disturb the combination and that's the only reason I have stayed out of the (Twenty20) team," says the master sachin tendulkar.

"And they won the World Cup, nothing can be better than that," he added.

Recalling his 2007 decision to make himself unavailable for the Indian squad for the inaugural Twenty20 World Cup, Tendulkar said he initially pulled out due to fitness issues and once the team under Mahendra Singh Dhoni won the title, he decided not to intrude into the side.

"I remember we were in England and immediately after that the team was to go to South Africa for Twenty20 World Cup. I said my body was not fully fit. And I was not in a position to give my best, my 100 per cent for India. I thought If I'm like that, I should not be part of the team and instead allow somebody else to go who can give 100 per cent.

"It's a team sport so, even if there is one weak link, it affects the whole team. I didn't want it to happen. The team went to South Africa and did well. They settled quite nicely. I don't want to disturb the combination now when they are going terrific, " he added.

He is a part of mumbai indians team in IPL and made it clear that he wont be a part of any international T20's.

Proteas regain the top spot

South africa maintains the top spot in ODI ratings with the sries victory over the aussies. It was the penultimate match against Australia and the proteas made a 61-run win in Port Elizabeth. The victory helped them maintain their supremacy as the No. 1 one-day side, but Smith was more excited about the prospects and talent that came through in the four matches.

"I think there are some really exciting players coming through," he said. "Everyone's contributing with bat and ball - there's a really good energy in the squad. We just need to keep our feet on the ground and take one step at a time."

He singled out the batsmen for special praise, in particular Herschelle Gibbs, who scored a match-winning 110 and AB de Villiers (84). "Obviously we wanted to play well and win the series here," he said. "I think the batters did a superb job.

Smith admitted that he was surprised with Australia's decision to field first in the crucial match. "It is a bit unusual for Australia to bowl first in big games," said Smith. "But once we posted 317, we were always confident.

South Africa posted 317 for 6, which was followed by a spirited Australian chase before Dale Steyn derailed them with 4 for 44. "At 129 for nought, we were a little bit nervous, but the boys did really well and showed a lot of character. It was another very good day for us," said Smith.

The win allowed South Africa to take an unassailable 3-1 lead in the five-match series but Smith indicated that there would be no letting off in the final match at Johannesburg. "We'll look to finish the series on a high note at the Wanderers and if we do make it 4-1, then it will really make a top-standard series for us."

Monday, April 13, 2009

Kamal's next, "Unnai Pol Oruvan"

Kamal Hassan one of the finest of Indian film actors is all set to remake the bollywood movie, ‘A WEDNESDAY’. The remake is said to be made in both tamil and telugu. The tamil version of the movie is titled to be ‘Unnai pol oruvan’. Both versions of the remake are produced by UTV motion pictures. The movie also stars mohan lal in a lead role.

A WEDNESDAY is Indian thriller drama film written and directed by Neeraj Pandey. It stars Anupam Kher and Naseeruddin Shah in the lead roles and marked the return of the duo on screen after 12 years. The film depicted an about-to-retire Police Commissioner narrating a sequence of events that unfolded on a particular Wednesday and which do not exist in any written record, but only in his mind and in those of several individuals who were involved in it, both willingly and unwillingly, and how those events affected the lives of all the concerned people.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Airtel Launches 16 Mbps Broadband

Bharti Airtel has launched 16 Mbps broadband in the country.

This service, powered by Airtel's Carrier Ethernet Network, will be initially available in Delhi NCR, Chennai and Bangalore with phased roll-out in Hyderabad, Pune, Mumbai and Kolkata.

K Srinivas, Joint President, Telemedia Services, Bharti Airtel said, "Airtel has constantly strived to innovate and deliver high quality products to its broadband customers. We are the leading private broadband service provider in the country and pioneered 8 Mbps broadband. It gives us great pleasure now to be able to introduce the fastest, wired broadband service on DSL. We will be able to offer 16 Mbps broadband to 70% of the households in the 3 cities of Delhi NCR, Chennai and Bangalore."

Airtel delivers its broadband service to customers through a fibre backbone of Carrier Ethernet Network with last mile delivery on copper using ADSL2+ technology. This technology enables ultra high-speed broadband which is scalable and affordable.

Customers have 2 tariff plans to choose from -

- Speed Combo 2999 - receive 16 Mbps broadband speed with monthly data transfer limit of 20 GB along with a fixed line connection at Rs. 2999 per month.

- Speed Combo 4999 - receive 16 Mbps broadband speed with monthly data transfer limit of 50 GB along with a fixed line connection at Rs. 4999 per month.

Dravid 'finest of indian fielders'

Today Rahul Dravidbecame the world record holder of most catches in Tests, surpassing Australian Mark Waugh, when he caught New Zealand opener Tim McIntosh at third slip for his 182nd catch on the fourth day of the third and last cricket Test here.

He dived to his left to take a low catch of Tim McIntosh off Zaheer Khan for his record.

Dravid's record came in his 134th Test. Waugh's tally of 181 catches came from 128 Tests in a career spanning 11 years (1991-2002). Former New Zealand skipper Stephen Fleming is the third on the list with 171 catches in 111 matches.

V.V.S Laxman is the second Indian in all-time catching list at 18th place with 111 catches in 105 matches. Sunil Gavaskar has 108 catches in 125 matches while one of India's best slip fielders Mohammed Azharuddin held on to 105 catches in 99 matches.

Dravid added another to his tally as he removed Jesse Ryder and took his average to .74 catches per innings compared to Waugh's .73.

Dravid, who caught up with Waugh when he snapped up Martin in the New Zealand first innings of the first Test at Hamilton, had opportunities to break the record but dropped a couple of difficult catches in the subsequent innings.

The 36-year-old has shown good anticipation and quick reflexes over the years to etch his name among the best close-in fielders of the world.

"Dravid is good but he's got a funny style. He's not a natural catcher but he's got great concentration and he's in the right place at the right time," Waugh said.

Dravid will keep the record for some years as his nearest competitors Ricky Ponting (148 catches in 131 Tests), Jacques Kallis (147 in 131) and Mahela Jayawerdene (142 in 102) are still at some distance to catch up with him.

Monday, March 30, 2009

Katrina: To be a barbie??

Dress the Barbie contest attracted 75 entries from top designers in the country from which the 20 short listed creations were showcased on the ramp at the dazzling show.

And surprise-surprise, it was the winning dress by young designer Nishka Lulla that Bollywood’s glamourous actress Katrina Kaif modelled as the showstopper of the day. Katrina Kaif will be the Indian
celebrity on whose likeness a Barbie doll will be created by Mattel Toys India Pvt Ltd. Designer Vikram Phadnis’s creation opened the show with a white tulle layered gown with a crystal bodice, followed by Wendell Rodricks who showed a gown with a silver bodysuit that could move effortlessly from Red Carpet to Disco.

More dazzling gowns floated down the ramp by designers Vivek Kumar, Neeta Lulla, Atit Bhatt, Anand Bhushan, Tanvi Kedia, Abdul Haldar, Ruchi Mehta, Niak, Jyoti Sharma (a stunning shell pleated will- power shaded mini) Sonam Mehta, Prashant/Sudha and Shantanu and Nikhil. The
Shirt Company that markets the Barbie Clothing Line in India had tiny tot, Chanel Robinson (Marc Robinson’s pretty daughter) in a lovely red net gown.
Finally the beauteous Katrina Kaif radiantly glided down the ramp in Nishka Lulla’s award winning red shaded tiered mini with a brocade bodice clasped with a giant gold bow at the back.

Power demand drops 1,000mw during Earth Hour

A power of whopping 1,000 MW. That's the amount of power that dropped in the capital during `Earth Hour' on Saturday evening, when many city residents and establishments switched off their lights. Though state power department officials claim that pleasant weather conditions and breakdowns contributed significantly to the drop in demand, they said the campaign itself resulted in electricity savings of about 500-550 MW.

Power experts are calling the huge drop in electricity usage a landmark event. A majority of power guzzlers like
hotels, monuments, industries and commercial units - many of them closed anyway during the hour, 8.30pm to 9.30pm, - had pledged to be part of the event. But experts said the major contributors were the residents of Delhi as up to 65% of the power load in the evenings comes from the domestic sector.

"It was basically the domestic sector that contributed to the massive reduction in load requirement on Saturday evening during Earth Hour," said an expert in the power sector.

The weather has been responsible for a considerable drop in electricity demand in Delhi for the past few days. With the drop in temperature, we have a surplus of approximately 700 MW.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Talk to the web: A new tech from IBM

'Manasu': Helpline for transgenders

‘Manasu’, a phone helpline for the transgender, was launched today. This was an effort by the Tamil Nadu AIDS Initiative(TAI) administered by the Voluntary Health Services(VHS).

Dial 25 99 05 05 to get to the heartland of transgenders.

For those who want to understand the issues related to transgenders, this helpline will serve as a gateway of information and counselling. There are 50,000 transgenders in Tamil Nadu. This phone line also guides the general public on understanding transgenders, offers ways of helping them and breaks superstitions around the community. This is a good inititative to break the barriers and mainstream the transgenders. The government is willing to give support from their end.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

SSD drives for india from Transcend

Transcend has released its all-new 2.5-inch 192GB high-speed Solid State Drive (SSD) in India. The SSD is made of NAND flash memory which has no moving parts. The drive is free from mechanical failure resulting from vibration, shock, or heat are eliminated. It provides a sustained read/write speeds of up to 150MB/90MB per second regardless of file size.

It also features integrated ECC (Error Correction Code) to ensure accurate data transfer, as well as built-in wear leveling technology, which guarantees an ultra-long storage lifespan and long-term reliability. With a latency of about 0.2ms, the overall improvement is produced system responsiveness.

This 192GB SSD incorporates an industry-standard SATA II interface 2.5-inch form factor that allows easy installation in most notebook computers and mainstream PCs.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Rahman bags 2, and slumdog sweeps 8

It was a dream which has come true for india. Rahman known as 'இசை புயல்' has bagged oscars for his music score in the movie "Slumdog millionaire", and also for the best original sont category for the song "Jai ho.." from the same movie. Its a great joy for him, the nation and all his music lovers. He expressed his joy in hindi by thanking his mother and god. "எல்லா புகழும் இறைவன் ஒருவனுக்கே" was this man's humble note on receiving the award.

Apart from this Slumdog Millionaire also won awards in the following categories:
Best Film, Best Director (Danny Boyle),
Best Adapted Screenplay (Simon Beaufoy),
Best Editing (Chris Dickens),
Best Sound (Resul Pookutty, Glen Freemantle, Richard Pryke, Tom Sayers, Ian Tapp)
Best Cinematography (Anthony Dod Mantle)

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

A lite weight PDF reader

Foxit PDF Reader is an alternative viewer/reader for PDF documents. Foxit PDF Reader is less than 1MB to download and doesn't need lengthy installation (just download, unzip, and run). It works with all types of PDF documents you might have, with high display quality. Supports different languages including most Asian languages. You can zoom in/zoom out or rotate page display, copy text information to other application, search text in PDF document, and print PDF documents. Adobe reader is monstrously large, slow to load, and includes many features most users will hardly ever need. Foxit PDF Reader 2.0 omits these widgets and throws in some neat features, such as annotation tools, while still allowing you to read PDF documents.

Download your free foxit reader here.

Monday, February 9, 2009

World's highest-density memory chip

Hynix despite current economic slow down, it is ready to launch the highest-density memory chip this year.

The new Hynix "DDR3 DRAM (dynamic random access memory)" chip adopts a technology that allows circuits inside to be just 40 nanometres apart -- a fifth thinner than at present. A nanometre is one-billionth of a metre. The thinner the process is, the more cutting-edge the technology is for making the chips, which are widely used in computers and other electronic devices. The new product is 50 per cent more productive than existing chips as it requires less energy and costs less to produce than existing ones, Hynix said. Mass production begins in the third quarter of this year, it said. "Hynix has become the world's first to apply the 40-nanometre-class technology to the DDR3 DRAM chip successfully," Hynix spokesman Park Hyun said. "The new chip development will help the company continue to lead the fast-changing memory chip market." The memory chip industry has been hard hit by the global economic downturn, with Japan's Toshiba slashing production and key Taiwanese firms turning to the island's government for help as demand worldwide slumps.

Be ready for LG Arena KM900

The series of touch screen mobiles widens. LG is ready to roll out its new Arena KM900. Its feature rich. And will be surely upto the expectations of the users.

  • 3-inch 262K color, 800 x 480 pixel touchscreen display
  • 3G and Wi-Fi support
  • Bluetooth
  • USB
  • 5 megapixel camera (DVD quality recording)
  • GPS (A-GPS support)
  • DivX playback
  • 105.9 x 55.3 x 11.95mm dimensions
  • 1000 mAh battery
  • New S-Class UI

Friday, January 30, 2009

Access Gmail Offline

By enabling offline access, Gmail will load in your browser even if you don't have an Internet connection. You can read messages, star, label and archive them, compose new mail and messages ready to be sent will wait in your Outbox until you're online again.It's built on the Gears platform, which has already been used to offline-enable Google Docs, Google Reader, and other third-party web applications.

To get started with offline Gmail -- Sign in to Gmail and click 'Settings'.- Click the 'Labs' tab and select 'Enable' next to 'Offline Gmail'.- Click 'Save Changes.'- In the upper righthand corner of your account, next to your username, there will be a new 'Offline' link. Click this link to start the offline synchronization process.Standard Edition users can follow these instructions immediately, while Premier and Education Edition users will first need their domain admins to enable Gmail Labs from the Google Apps admin control panel.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Prevent viruses from getting in through pen drives

Simple steps to get it done.
1. Go to run and type gpedit.msc
2. Go to administrative templates
3. Choose system.
4. U could see list of cutomisable setting in ur right side pane
5. Choose turn off autoplay.
6. A window pops up. Select all drives, select enabled and click apply.

Now its done.. no more worry of virus when u insert ur pen drive.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Find Product Keys for Installed Software

When you needed to find the product keys for various programs I was planning to reinstall. Easier said than done. A sweet utility that saves hours of rummaging through boxes. Magical Jelly Bean's Keyfinder quickly and efficiently finds the product keys for installed programs, then lets you print them for safekeeping.
It's compatible with all versions of Windows and can dig up the keys for your operating system, Office apps, and various other programs.
Keyfinder is fast, free, and incredibly handy. It doesn't even require installation. I recommend it not just for those migrating to new PCs, but for anyone who wants to keep a hardcopy of important product keys.
Click to download.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Nokia Announces N79 Eco Edition

Recently Nokia announced their N79 Active edition and now they’ve announced another variant of the N79 called the Eco. The handset is available in Petrol Black and is sold without the charger to reduce space that will in turn reduce boxing material, create more space to ship more and so on and so forth.

The Eco edition will be available with 3 Express-on rear panels and Nokia has promised to donate Four Pounds, that’s about Rs. 285, to WWF (World Wildlife Fund) for every box that sells. Since the N79 has support for a standard Nokia charger it’s not a big deal to simply use an old one.

MTNL Launches 3G Services in Mumbai in February

State-run telecom operator Mahanagar Telephone Nigam (MTNL) Friday launches its third generation (3G) mobile services in Mumbai next month. MTNL had earlier launched the service in Delhi, called Jaadu. However, the commercial launch is yet to take place. "We will launch commercial 3G operations in Delhi in the next 10 days," Sinha said.The company has not entered into any tie-up with content providers. "Currently, our IPTV providers give us content, going forward we may tie up with other firms," Sinha said.MTNL has 15,000 IPTV subscribers in Delhi and Mumbai.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Check reservation status of trains between stations

Check online the trains between two stations, get the current reservation status, fare.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

World's oldest person dies at 115

The world's oldest person, Maria de Jesus, died on Friday at the age of 115 in a hospital in the Portuguese community of Corujo near the city of Tomar.

She held the Guinness world record for just a month after the death of American Edna Parker.

De Jesus, born on September 10, 1883, had never left the small town where she was born and completely avoided both alcohol and coffee.

Her husband, Jose, died 58 years ago, when she was 57 years old. She had six children, 11 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.