Aug 31, 2012

User Query: Upgrading my Blackberry to OS 7.1

Harshit Shrivastava,

Ques. BABA....... I have got Blackberry 9380 with OS 7 in it... As Blackberry has launched OS 7.1 in market..... but i am unable to update query is how to upgrade it into OS 7.1?

Aug 30, 2012

MTNL FTTH optic fiber broadband review

My broadband story first
MTNL has started deploying the Fiber To The Home (FTTH) broadband connections in various localities in Delhi. Rohini area being one such locality in which I reside. Earlier the only options I had in terms of fixed line broadband in my society were MTNL ADSL(Asymmetric Digital subscriber Line ) and Reliance Fiber Metro Ethernet broadband connection. We had no option of Airtel, for which I was real eager to switch to because of its high reliability.

Samsung finally reveals the Galaxy Note 2

Samsung on Wednesday announced Galaxy Note 2, a tablet-smartphone hybrid, at an event in IFA electronics show in Berlin. The device, which is a successor to the ever popular Galaxy Note, has a screen size of 5.5-inches. 

SMS ban lifted in india, now send as many messages as u like

The Indian Government today lifted the ban on bulk SMSs and MMSs with immediate effect just a day before the earlier stipulated deadline of August 31. 

User Query: My friend wants to buy a new laptop Max. price upto 40,000/- Rs.

Vikram Chandolia
Ques. BABA, My friend wants to buy a new laptop Max. price upto 40,000/- Rs. Suggest some laptop for my friend, his requirements are i5 processor, 4GB ram and Graphic card.

User Query: suggest me a good android phone upto 10-11K.

Mr. Achyut Sharma,

Ques. suggest me a good android phone upto 10-11K.

Ans. If you could stretch your budget a little(1-1.5k) then we would strongly recommend you the Sony Ericsson Live android phone. This phone has the most user satisfaction index according to our market survey.

Aug 29, 2012

LG reveals its new Android 4.0 smartphone, the Optimus L9

LG has introduced a new device in its L-Style range of smartphones, called the Optimus L9. The Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)-powered device will be unveiled by the company at the IFA 2012 event in Berlin, Germany. 

IRCTC to launch advance payment scheme for booking train e-tickets

Trying to make it easier to book e-tickets, Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) has decided to launch a scheme allowing passengers to reserve seats against advance money kept with the corporation. 

User Query: fastest unlimited broadband plan which does not slow down after limited usage?

Shakti Singh Shekhawat
Rajasthan, India

Ques. Can you tell me which is the fastest unlimited broadband plan which does not slow down after limited usage? And which broadband service do you use?

User Query: How to make Laptop a hotspot??

Vikram Chandolia

Ques. "BABA, I have a technical problem hope you can solve.
I had bought a new Samsung laptop in last month, it have function of Mobile Access Point but how to use it, I tried many times to make a wireless internet network with my laptop, network was created but their is no Internet access to other laptop while I am having a LAN connection with a very good speed and i want to distribute it others laptop. help me out ?"

User Query: I want to buy a new laptop, 25000Rs. max...any brand..advice me

Rohit Kumar,

Ques: Babaji ko pranaam!!
I want to buy a new laptop, 25000Rs. max...any brand..advice me

If you want reliability go for Lenovo. other good options will be Samsung/ASUS. Please avoid Dell, Acer or HP/compaq because a higher failure rate of these laptops was found in various onsumer surveys...

User Query: Recommendations for a new pendrive

Aman Kumar Chaurasia, 

Ques:  Respected tech tantrik,
i m glad that u finally found time to solve people's problem here's the situation.... gladly i have abot 800 buck in ma hand...and m willing to buy a 16gb pen's the shortlisted choice i have made...plz help me choose one::

User Query : plz review HTC explorer android phone.. as iam planning to buy one... also tel me abt its pros n cons..

Pulkit Dwivedi,
Noida, India 

Ques. baba.. plz review HTC explorer android phone.. as iam planning to buy one... also tel me abt its pros n cons..
First of all, let me clear some doubts:

1. There is no headset in the box (Roumors which say there are 2 versions of this phone - one with headset and one without- are totally false)

Aug 28, 2012

Samsung announces All in One PCs with motion control

Samsung has announced its new Series 7 and Series 5 All-In-One (AIO) PCs at the IFA 2012. Each of the new models features a high-resolution, ten-point touch, slim bezel display on an elegant metal base, as well as a third generation Intel Core processor. 

Western Digital launches wifi routers in India

Western Digital (WD) is stepping into the wireless networking market in India with its new wifi routers. The company yesterday unveiled the My Net range of dual-band, N Wi-Fi routers, which will be available from the third week of September this year. 

DOT to serve notice to Airtel, Vodafone and Idea to stop 3G roaming outside their permit areas

The telecom department (DoT) has readied showcause notices directing incumbent GSM operators - Bharti Airtel, Vodafone and Idea Cellular to hang up on their 3G roaming pacts and stop offering high-end data services in areas where don't have 3G permits. 

Aug 27, 2012

iBall launches 5 inch phablet at Rs.12,999 to compete with Galaxy Note

iBall has recently unveiled the Andi 3e and Andi 4d, the smartphone manufacturer has now launched the iBall Andi 5c in India. The highlighted feature of this handset is the large 5-inch display and to compete with the highly successful Samsung Galaxy Note and the LG Optimus Vu, both of which feature display sizes of over 5-inches. 

2G Spectrum auction postponed till January 11, 2013

The Supreme Court of India today extended the 2G Spectrum auction deadline to January 11, 2013 and allowed mobile service operators whose current licences are set to be revoked to operate their mobile services until January 18, 2013.

Airtel dupes customer with "airtel money" service, consumer forum orders it to pay for harassment

Telecom giant Airtel has been directed by a consumer forum to pay Rs 6,000 to one of its subscribers for not activating her mobile connection even after taking money from her for activating the connection. 

Aug 25, 2012

Lenovo announces a new Android smartphone

Computer manufacturing giant Lenovo has officially announced the upcoming LePhone K860, which features a quad-core processor which will soon be available in the market.

Samsung launches Galaxy Note 10.1 for Rs. 38,500 in India

Samsung has launched the new Galaxy Note 10.1 (also known as the Note 800) in the Indian market for Rs. 38,500. This note sports a 10.1 inch screen with a 1.4Ghz quad core processor and 1 GB of RAM.

Airtel has launches 100Mbps fiber to the home (FTTH) broadband in India

Airtel has launched optical fibre FTTH broadband at select locations in Delhi NCR with speeds ranging from 16Mbps to a whopping 100Mbps. Prices start from Rs.1599 per month to Rs.5299 per month wherein the speed will sadly decrease to 512kbps after the fair usage limit.

Indians help create WhatsApp world record with 10 billion messages in a day

WhatsApp messenger hit a new high on Thursday as it sent 10 billion messages in a single day, 6 billion outbound and 4 billion inbound possibly due to the ongoing SMS ban in India. The company tweeted "new daily record: 4B inbound, 6B outbound = 10B total messages a day! #freebsd #erlang" on its official Twitter handle. 

Angry Birds' new game to explore martian territory

Pigs and birds will explore the Martian terrain and shed light on Nasa's missions to the Red Planet in the latest update to the game Angry Birds Space. Rovio Entertainment, creator of Angry Birds, announced the update on Thursday, complete with a cast of agency rovers and landers. 

Aug 18, 2012

Bulk SMS and MMS banned for next fifteen days

For the next fifteen days, the Government of India has banned bulk SMS and MMS. This decision has been implemented to stop the text messages and MMSes containing the rumors and misleading information about the Assam violence.

Aug 16, 2012

Lenovo Q1 results show high market share 'n' good profits

Lenovo has announced the financial results for the first quarter for this year, they have exceeded everybody's expectations by producing
$8 billion in revenue and a net profit of $141 million.

Samsung GALAXY Note 2's Press Shot And Specs Leaked-Rumor

We have heard that Galaxy Note 2's press shot and specs have been leaked . It looks like an oversized Galaxy S III.

Aug 12, 2012

Now use multiple Gmail accounts with a single device

Google will let you use multiple accounts without the need to login again and again with different user ids.

Google Earth locates lost pyramids in Egypt

Google Earth satellite imagery survey may have revealed two possible pyramid complexes in Egypt. Satellite archaeology researcher Angela Micol of Maiden, NC said that the complexes were located about 90 miles apart, and contained unusual grouping of mounds with intriguing features and orientations. 

Aug 11, 2012

Photobucket hacked, private nude pics posted online

An alarming number of women have no idea that their private, nude photos posted on Photobucket have been made public and are being passed around on internet message boards. An entire thread on Reddit is devoted to posting X-rated pictures stolen from the photo-sharing site. 

Internet's average connection speed in India is 1 Mbps. WTF?

The average internet connection speed in India was 1Mbps in the Jan-March quarter, a growth of 16% quarter-over-quarter. Though the country has registered an increase in average speed, it still ranks 112th globally, says a report by Akamai. 

Aug 10, 2012

Micromax launches A84 Superfone for Rs.9999

Micromax has launched a smartphone featuring Android 2.3.6 with a 1Ghz processor, called the A84 Superphone in India for Rs.9999. The phone has a 4 inch WVGA touchscreen display, 5MP camera with flash at the back and a VGA front camera with wifi and 3G.

New version of blackberry playbook launched

Blackberry has launched a new version of its Playbook tablet with a 4G LTE and 3G HSDPA support in US and Canada.The new tablet also has a 1.5Ghz dual core processor. The rest of the package is absolutely same as of the older playbook.The prices start at $350.

If you are a google employee and you die, your family will get loads of money

Google employees in India will soon get benefits just like the government employees, the family of a google employee who dies while being in job will get half his salary till 10 years.

MTNL launches four new more than full talk time topups

On the ocassion of Independence and Eid in India MTNL Delhi has launched Four new top ups out of which three provide more than full talk time. On using a Top-up coupon of 108, 651, 786 and 1508,  prepaid users will get talk time worth Rs.108, 786, 940 and 1947 respectively.

Aug 9, 2012

Nokia launches a 3G phone with a 1 Ghz proocessor for just Rs.7139

Nokia has launched the touchscreen Asha 311 3G handset featuring a 1Ghz processor for only Rs. 7,139 and will be available from August 12, 2012 in India. Nokia Asha 311 has a 3 inch capacitive touchscreen with a 3.2 MP camera at the back the phone also comes with preloaded Angry Birds game.

Samsung is developing a phone with a built-in perfume

Samsung in its latest patent has shown a phone that has an inbuilt scent dispenser that gets recharged every time you put it in the battery charging dock.

There is an aromatic sponge in the phones body that that when heated by the phone disperses scented vapors in the air.

MapMyIndia launches a 3G Android based GPS navigator

MapMyIndia the company behind the very successful GPS navigation devices in India has launched a 3G enabled Android based all in one GPS navigator powered by a 1Ghz  Samsung processor with a 5 inch touchscreen. It also has onboard wifi. Called the CarPad 5 it is an all in one GPS Navigator, Smartphone, and a tablet priced at Rs.19,990.

Windows Phone 8 May support File transfer via Bluetooth

Windows Phone 8 when released may let you transfer files via Bluetooth, a posting at the Bluetooth SIG reveals. The profile list mentions that Windows Phone 8 devices will support sending and receiving of objects, but as we have seen with the phones in the past, that doesn’t really tell the whole story. 

Sony Xperia Ion now available for Rs.35,999

Sony has launched its latest phone the Sony Xperia Ion  smartphone in India featuring a 1.5 Ghz dual core processor in India for Rs.35,999 running Android 4.0.

MTNL launches "Name Tune" service

MTNL Mumbai has launched a unique "Name tune" service which allows MTNL prepaid and postpaid mobile customers to set their caller tune as their own name.

Lenovo Announces New ThinkPad Tablet 2 for Windows 8

Lenovo today unveiled its first tablet specifically designed for Windows 8, the ThinkPad Tablet 2. The multi-use tablet boasts differentiators that matter, including an optional digitizer and pen for precision input, 3G wireless with Lenovo Mobile Access pay-as-you-go plans and 4G models, along with security features like a Fingerprint Reader, IT manageability technologies, and corporate-level service and support.

Aug 8, 2012

Microsoft Kinect for Windows launches in India for Rs 20,000

Microsoft's Motion sensing and XBOX 360 highly popular gaming accessory, Kinect  has been launched with a windows compatible avatar in India.

Now you can gamble real money on Facebook

Facebook will allow users in Britain to put real money on its service, looking at gambling as a new revenue stream to increase its decreasing overall profits.

MTNL Mumbai now auctioning Premium landline numbers

Now you can buy premium Landline numbers for your business or just to show off  as MTNL Mumbai has now started the process of auctioning of Vanity numbers like 22220000,22222222, 22221111 etc. and all this can be done online sitting from the comfort of your home.

Indian Govt. will give one FREE mobile phone to every poor family in India

The UPA Govt. is finalizing a 7000 Crore rupee deal to provide a free Mobile phone to every poor family in India bundled with a 200 minute free local calls.

New Sony Xperia T/Mint leaked

After the Sony Xperia S..P..& U a new xperia phone from Sony's table has leaked which would possibly be known as the Xperia T or the Sony mint.The Snapdragon S4 powered droid complete with foldout memory card slot and a protruding camera is likely to be announced before IFA. It has a 4.6 inch HD display, 1 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal memory,NFC and a 13 megapixel snapper.

Aug 7, 2012

Design of the Windows 8 package boxes revealed

Microsoft's Windows 8 will hit the shelves on 26 October, but here is how its packaging will look.

Fire in "Aadhar" Unique ID project's data center in India

A fire in the lower floors of a Greater Noida building which houses the data centre of the government's ambitious Unique ID Project has put at risk the personal and biometric records of 20 crore Indian residents. 

Spice launches a 3G dual SIM android phone with 800Mhz processor for Rs. 6,599

Spice mobile has launched the Spice Stellar Craze Mi-355 3G dual SIM Android 2.3 phone sporting a 3.5 inch screen for 6,599. The company is also saying that this phone can be later upgraded to Android 4.0 Ice cream sandwich. The phone has 3g capability and also features a 200 Mhz graphics processor.