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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Samsung and Acer launch chromebooks

By SiliconIndia, Tuesday, 31 May 2011, 17:28 IST 
 
 
 Bangalore: In the Google's I/O conference, Google announced that Chrome OS notebooks, called Chromebooks will be available in the market by July 15. Samsung had also displayed the details of new Chromebook laptops. Now Samsung has unveiled two new versions of their Chromebook Series 5 with Google's chrome OS. 
 
The products come with an Atom dual-core processor from Intel N570. The laptops have 12.1-inch display with a brightness of up to 300 candelas and a HD webcam. The battery of the laptops provide about 8.5 hours of life. Samsung said that the boot up time is less than 10 seconds. It weighs 1.45 kg and it is about 2 cm thick. Samsung's Chromebook comes with silver and white design.
 
The product one with Wi-Fi will cost about 25470, (400 euros), while the version with a UMTS module will cost about 50 Euros more. The Chrome OS also comes pre-installed with the notebook and it keeps it online permanently, but it has an offline mode too. The Chromebook will go on sale on 15 June.

At the same time Acer is also launching Chromebook, which is more of a traditional netbook chassis, with an 11.6-inch widescreen HD display with a 1366 x 768 resolution. It also has the Atom N570 1.66 Ghz dual-core processors. The Wi-Fi version of the Acer is set to be 15705. Acer Chromebook comes in a black design. 
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Monday, May 30, 2011

Kaspersky Internet Security 2011 – 1 Year License Activation Trick

In this article, we are going to trick Kaspersky original (Any Language including English) to run execute license details of CBE but run like a Full Licensed version. MyDigitalLife suggested a trick to implant a DLL file of CBE version containing License activation information into the installation directory of regular Kaspersky Internet Security version.

1. Register on ComputerBild.de if you still haven’t. If already a member, move on to next step.

2. Go to Giveaway URL and Tick the check box for “Persönlichen Lizenzschlüssel anfordern oder verlängern” and click on “Lizenzschlüssel anfordern” link.


3. You will soon receive an email containing License Key which I guess is same for everyone – MBA76-XXXXX-XXXXX-AVH37 but still follow the above procedure as ComputerBild account is necessary for further renewals.

4. Download the KIS 2011 Trial Setup in your desired language from Kaspersky site.

5. Download cbi.dll which is extracted from the KIS 2011 CBE installation directory.

6. Start the installer you downloaded and on the first window, make sure you check on “Change Installation settings”


7. Then move on, keep on pressing next till you see the window as shown below. Uncheck the box infront of “Protect Installation Process”. This is crucial for our trick to work.


8. Press Next and Installer will now start start copying files, writing registry values, etc. Just when you see that installer is copying files, Press Cancel when the progress bar reaches in middle.


 Don’t Press YES or NO for now and leave the window as it is.

9. Now, we have to replace the Original DLL with the downloaded one. Go to C:\Program Files\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Internet Security 2011. Delete existing cbi.dll and paste the downloaded one.

10. You are free to resume installation now by press NO on confirmation window.
Installation completes and you are shown with the activation window. Enter the License Code received from ComputerBild in email and Press Activate.


If everything went fine, you will get Successful message with Kaspersky 2011 Internet Security activated for 3 months. Window is showing 71 days instead of 90 because this hack was implemented after 19 days since when CBE was released.


As I said above, Computer Bilde is necessary, here is it’s necessity. KIS 2011 CBE edition License Keys aren’t given for complete 1 year in one go but they need to be renewed every 3 months. Don’t worry as you have their account, email will come into inbox after completion of validity of the current license.

Note: This is the only trick I found which is working and can be used to convert Kaspersky Internet Security CBE edition permanently into English from German. Also, no License error occurred during the operation and I hope further activations will keep working as long as the DLL remains same.
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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Put all your Emails on a USB Drive for Offline Access


How do you ensure that you always have access to all your emails - even at places where there is no Internet or when you aren’t carrying your own laptop?
One of the popular options is that you use a tool like Microsoft Outlook to download all your emails to the computer beforehand and you can then read them anywhere even in offline mode. Both Gmail and Hotmail offer POP3 access to help you download messages using any email client while there are easy workarounds for Yahoo Mail.
There are some downsides though. First, most email clients aren’t portable (can you carry emails on a USB drive?) and second, if all you want is offline access to your Gmail messages and nothing extra, Outlook is probably too heavy a tool for that purpose.
I have been testing a Windows-only utility called MailStore that seems like an ideal solution for such a problem – the tool is free, there’s a portable version for your USB stick and best of all, it works out of the box with your email account without requiring any configuration.

Step by Step – How to Backup your Emails

The way MailStore works is something like this. You install (or unzip) the software to a folder and then select the email accounts that you want to archive. They can be your Gmail accounts, Microsoft Exchange, your old Outlook PST files, Thunderbird and any other web email service that supports either IMAP or POP3.
The tool will pull your email messages from all these places into a central location. If you have a large mailbox, you may specify criteria to skip emails that are older than ‘n’ days. It skips the Spam and Junk folders by default but you may also manually specify any folders /labels that you wish to include (or exclude) from the backup.
That’s it. There’s a convenient search box allowing you to search all your email accounts from one place. You can copy the MailStore folder to your USB drive, or even your Dropbox folder, and access all the emails from anywhere, anytime. Since this is more of an email backup utility and not a full-blown email client, it cannot be used for replying or sending new emails.
To quickly recap, here are some scenarios where you may find Mail Store useful:
0. You want to backup all your web mails to a safe location.
1. You want to carry your Microsoft Exchange / Outlook emails on a USB drive.
2. You have multiple email accounts and need to search all your mailboxes from one place.
3. You want offline access to all your web-based email accounts.



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Monday, May 23, 2011

Xi3 Introduces First Chrome OS Based Desktop Computer: ChromiumPC


Xi3, a newly formed, little know company based in Salt Lake City, Utah has garnered the distinction of becoming the first company to make the world’s first desktop computer to run on Google Chrome. Known as the Chromium PC Modular Computer, the computer comes in the form of a small cube. It requires just 20 watts of power to run and is a dual-core modular computer. The system can be used in tandem with your existing desktop and can run under your existing primary OS.
The ChromiumPC has been under development since 2009 and it’s now that the product has been deemed ready for large scale production. It supports almost all x86 based operating systems including Windows, Linux and Unix. Xi3 says that they think the market is now ready for a desktop computer with a cloud based operating system, which Google currently has. Using the Chromium PC and switching the OS is very easy if we are to believe Xi3. However we think it involves the rather daunting process of removing and inserting the I/O modules. You know, removing and reinserting stuff is still a techy job for most people out there.
Anyway, coming back to the ChromiumPC, this one consists of three boards (or modules) known as the Processor Module, the Primary I/O Module, and the Secondary I/O Module. Since most people are used to the motherboard processor and RAM combo when talking about computers, let’s see how these modules can be compared to a traditional PC set up.
According to Xi3, the Processor Module packs in the processor and RAM, the Primary I/O Module houses the external communications ports nwhile the secondary I/O Module deals with connectivity, video and power. The advantage with Xi3 is that you can change these modules as per your requirements without affecting the rest of the modules. What about the new modules then you might ask then?

Xi3 adds that they have already started working on a host of new primary and secondary I/O modules. There would also be third party suppliers who would develop their own I/O modules compatible with the ChromiumPC. The company expects the first of the new modules to be available this summer. The ChromiumPC too is set to be available starting the second half of this year – which means we have to wait until June or even a few months post June to see this one going for sale. Xi3 is also yet to declare how they intend to price this product.


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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

The impact of Social networking on our day-to-day lives

In the wake of accepting technological advancements, we’ve also come to embrace the term ‘social-networking.’ Starting as an easy way of communication, social networks have accelerated their pace towards transmogrifying our lives. Whether at the comfort of our homes or while commuting, they have become the intruders in our PC screens, mobile devices and our lives. They’ve brought in varied changes in the way we socialize.
Let’s discuss a few impacts that the trend of social networking has brought in:
Communication:
Social networking has changed the way we’d once communicate with friends and family. Social sites have becomes a primary means of communication with Facebook topping the list. It introduces effortless communication with someone on the opposite end of the globe. Its not just mere communication, finding a long lost friend, sending invitations, sharing pictures, letting everyone know what’s on your mind is all made quite simple.
Teenagers:
Teenagers often tend to accept and adapt to a new, trendy, tech-savvy lifestyle easily. Seemingly, social sites have a greater impact on their lives. Quality times spend by them tweeting or updating statuses won’t be a surprising fact. Nevertheless, it has been used by collegians to spread good and meaningful messages.
Recruitment:
Recruitment is another factor that has been quite responsive to the ongoing social media phase (which is here to stay).  The wider reach and entering a particular class or forum to pick the right candidate is said to be one of the key reasons. Recruitment by using these social channels have been quite effective, albeit everything comes with a fair share of pros and cons.
Marketing/Advertisement:
Needless to say, social sites serve as a good way to promote products. They’ve emerged as a new marketing platform. Celebs have also been leveraging on these sites to showcase their upcoming events, albums and movies. This latest marketing/advertising platform has forked out paths to newer revenue opportunities.
Entertainment:
Social sites have becomes a part of our lives. They come as a complete package to keep one engaged with factors besides communication. Playing games and then flaunting your high scores is made possible with just a few clicks. It’s a virtual world cocooned within your device screens which opens up as a complete entertainer. People look for more ease and doing things within their comfort zone.  They are wowed by the virtual world concept.
Just as a coin has two sides, social networks have their shades of white and grey. While binding the world closer and closer, they bring in bountiful changes.
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Monday, May 16, 2011

Protect Your Data with Proper Backups

Guest post by Rob Boirun.
We live in the age of computers and information technology. Almost everything these days is done with the help of a computer: writing letters, sharing pictures and documents, doing homework, filing taxes, and so much more. While using computers can certainly speed up our work, it also makes us more prone to data loss and a host of other new problems.
When all your important information is stored in only one virtual location, a computer crash can be enough to cause serious damage to your work, your finances, maybe even your entire life. Admittedly, the computers today are considerably more reliable than they were a couple of decades ago but the risk of data loss remains. This is precisely the reason you should make a habit out of backing up your computer data, especially the important ones. The good news is that there are several tools you can use to create proper backups: flash disks, DVDs, external hard drives, online storage, and so on. There really is no excuse for not having a backup of your computer data.

Do a Backup of Your Data Regularly

Most people already know that backing up data is extremely important but few realize that it has to be done not only once or twice, but frequently. This is particularly true if you use the computer a lot for work or personal reasons. Ideally, you should do a backup your most important files at the end of each day. This way, you won’t have to worry about losing your photos, articles, music, and other files in case something happens to your computer or your hard drive.

Use Online Backup Services

Consider using online backup services such as IDrive, MozyHome, Carbonite, and CrashPlan. IDrive and MozyHome have a free plan and you can store up to 5GB and 2GB of data, respectively. Carbonite and CrashPlan both offer free trials. For about $55 a year, Carbonite provides unlimited online data storage. For less than $25 a year, CrashPlan provides up to 10GB of online data storage.
Related: Free online backup services

Perform a Complete Hard Drive Backup

This is your best protection in case of a computer crash or disk failure. It’s not a good feeling to see all your hard work gone in just a flash. Even if you have to spend money on an extra hard drive and backup software like Acronis, make the purchase because they are worthy investments. They will make your life so much easier. The recommended frequency of doing a complete hard drive backup is once a week. However, if you are very busy (it can take hours to back up an entire hard drive), you can do it monthly.

Frequently Save Your Work

Save your work as you go along. Have you ever experienced a power failure right in the middle of typing your term paper or an important report for work? This can be very frustrating, especially when you are almost finished when the power goes out, leaving you no choice but to start all over again. Save yourself the trouble and stress by making it a habit to click on the save button or pressing CTRL-S every now and then, perhaps at the end of each paragraph, or whenever you finish a page. Before long, clicking on the save button or pressing CTRL-S will become second nature to you and you won’t even notice that you are doing it. You can also configure your word processor to auto-save your work every minute or two.
This is a guest post by Rob Boirun who maintains the website www.burnworld.com which is a tech site around DVD, Blu-Ray Burning and Video Converting.
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Friday, May 13, 2011

DriveLocker: Hide Any Hard Drive Partition on Your Computer

I have partitioned my hard drive into 2 parts: C and D. C, as is normally, is dedicated for installation files and such. My D drive is dedicated to songs and all types of personal files. Since I often have friends over who use my computer, I was looking for a way to hide my personal drive from them. I need a way to hide my D drive. And that way was excellently provided by DriveLocker.
DriveLocker is a wonderful program for Windows computers that hides any hard drive partition of your choice. Through the images and description below, you will see how it works.
First of all, you will need to download the program’s ZIP archive that is only 23KB large. Then you will need to extract the executable within this archive. Opening this EXE file will run the program, no installation will be required. This is what the program looked like on my computer:
Initially both drives will be unchecked. This means that I can view both my drives listed under “My Computer”.
To hide my D drive, I selected the corresponding drive in the DriveLocker program and clicked on the “Apply” button.

The result of this was exactly what I wanted. My D drive was hidden when the “My Computer” folder was opened.

You can see that the D drive is absent from the Folder view on the side as well. This completes the hiding the process.
To make the hard drive reappear, simply unselect the D drive in the program, click on the “Apply” button and reboot your computer.
Note that by hiding a drive through DriveLocker, you are simply hiding it and not locking it. In other words, when my D drive was hidden it was still accessible by other programs. It only appeared to be absent to the average computer users. This is a major advantage as it does not disrupt the performance of programs that need files stored in the D drive.


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Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Get Rid of Autorun Virus with USB Immunizer

Autorun.inf, the very well known virus carrier can now be immunized using Bitdefender’s USB Immunizer. This Autorun technology (introduced by Microsoft) has grabbed lots of hatred from security experts. Autorun.inf is a configuration file which knows what actions to perform when a new removable device is attached, but this is used by malware for spreading virus on to other computers (when the same USB is plugged into another computer).

·         Using Bitdefender’s USB Immunizer you can immunize your computer and USB, thus no more virus spread. USB Immunizer actually disables the Auto run feature and deactivates the Autorun.inf file thus the malware can’t modify it.
·         The only disadvantage I found is you can’t activate Autorun once you deactivate using USB Immunizer, so think twice before you take action. 

·         One of the best alternatives to USB Immunizer is Panda Research USB Vaccine. Even it does the same i.e. disabling Autorun but I would prefer USB Immunizer to USB Vaccine as USB Vaccine needs installation while USB Immunizer is a portable app (doesn’t need installation).
·         There may be more alternatives but think twice before downloading any such apps because there are many fake apps which promise to immunize Autorun.inf file but do the reverse (checkout Lavasoft’s rogue apps page).
Another interesting thing I found is, even though I immunized my computer using USB Immunizer, USB Vaccine still shows my computer is not immunized, strange!
Do drop in your comments.





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Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Apple Releases iMac 2011, Adds Quad-Core Processors

After a series of rumors Apple has finally released its new 2011 line of iMacs. These refreshed iMacs runs on Intel’s quad-core Sandy Bridge processors in all models. Apple also added the high speed Thunderbolt ports to iMac 2011, which was expected after the release of newMacBook Pros which included the Thunderbolt technology. Users can expect a significant improvement in graphics intensive tasks as iMacs 2011 are blessed with AMD Radeon HD 6xxx series of graphics. Another change made in iMac 2011 is the addition of Ambient Light Sensor near the Face Time HD camera for automatic adjustment of brightness, it is similar to the ambient light sensors found in iPhone and MacBook Pros.

Features, specs and price of iMac 2011:

       21.5-inch model (2.5GHz)Processor: Intel core i5 2.5 GHz quad-core
    • AMD Radeon HD 6750M with 512MB memory
    • 2GB RAM
    • 500GB HDD
    • Starting price: $1,199
  • 21.5-inch model (2.7GHz)
    • Processor: Intel core i5 2.7 GHz quad-core
    • AMD Radeon HD 6770M with 512MB memory
    • 2GB RAM
    • 1TB HDD
    • Starting price: $1,499
  • 27-inch model (2.7GHz)
    • Processor: Intel core i5 2.7 GHz quad-core
    • AMD Radeon HD 6750M with 512MB memory
    • 2GB RAM
    • 1TB HDD
    • Starting price: $1,699
  • 27-inch model (3.1GHz)
    • Processor: Intel core i5 3.1 GHz quad-core
    • AMD Radeon HD 6970M with 1GB memory
    • 2GB RAM
    • 1TB HDD
    • Starting price: $1,999
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Sunday, May 8, 2011

Try XBox Kinect at your Home before you buy!

I’m sure you always wanted to try the immensely popular Kinect. Don’t worry, now you can try it before you buy. Its an initiative from XBox India.



Simply visit the stores listed below and experience the magic of the Kinect, right at home.
1. E Zone: Oberoi Mall, Mumbai
2. E Zone: Powai
3. E Zone: Koramangala Mall, Bengaluru  (Bangalore)
BTW did you know that Microsoft Kinect according to Guinness World Records is the fastest-selling consumer electronics device on record. Microsoft has sold more than 10 million Kinect since its launched on 4th Nov.

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Saturday, May 7, 2011

PaperPhone ups ante for thin smartphones

By Mumbai Mirror Bureau

The world’s first interactive paper computer has been developed, and it is set to revolutionise the world of interactive computing. Professor Roel Vertegaal, the director of Queen’s University Human Media Lab, created the PaperPhone, which is best described as a flexible iPhone.

“This is the future. Everything is going to look and feel like this within five years,” Vertegaal said. “This computer looks, feels and operates like a small sheet of interactive paper. You interact with it by bending it into a cell phone, flipping the corner to turn pages, or writing on it with a pen,” he explained.



The smartphone prototype does everything a smartphone does, like store books, play music or make phone calls.

But its display consists of a 9.5 cm diagonal thin film flexible E-Ink display. The flexible form of the display makes it much more portable that any current mobile computer, that is, it will shape with your pocket.

Vertegaal will unveil his paper computer on May 10 at the Association of Computing Machinery’s CHI 2011 (Computer Human Interaction) conference in Vancouver, the premier international conference of Human-Computer Interaction.

Paperless office

Being able to store and interact with documents on larger versions of these light, flexible computers means offices will no longer require paper or printers.

“The paperless office is here. Everything can be stored digitally and you can place these computers on top of each other just like a stack of paper, or throw them around the desk,” Vertegaal said.

The invention heralds a new generation of computers that are super lightweight, thin-film and flexible, and they use no power when nobody is interacting with them.

An article on a study of interactive use of bending with flexible thin-film computers is to be published at the conference in Vancouver, where the group is also demonstrating a thin-film wristband computer called Snaplet.
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Thursday, May 5, 2011

Airtel 3G Data Card

Airtel 3G Data Card



Before launching the 3G services , Airtel has launched the new USB 3G data card . The new Airtel 3G Data Card will be currently used for wireless Internet access over Airtel 2G/2.75G GSM services across India.Once Airtel launch their 3G services , the same data card can be used to access the 3G network.



The new Airtel 3G data card is Plug and Play device .It supports EDGE/GPRS and UMTS/HSDPA up to 3.6 Mbps speed and is compatible with Windows / MAC .

Airtel 3G Data Card – 3.6Mbps

·         Model : Huawei E153
·         Speed HSDPA 3.6Mbps
·         Network customized simlock to airtel network, plug n play
·         Chipset qualcomm MSM6246
·         Radio for 3G HSDPA/UMTS 2100 MHz, receive diversity
·         also compatible with EDGE/GPRS/GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
·         GSM/CDMA GSM/WCDMA
·         Size 70mmx27mmx12mm
·         Messaging yes
·         VID/PID 12D1/140C
·         MicroSD support yes (up to 32GB)
·         Antenna inbuilt antenna
·         OS windows 2000 SP4,windows XP SP2/SP3, windows vista SP1/SP2, windows 7 Mac OSx10.4, 10.5 & 10.6 with latest upgrades
·         USB 2.0 HS

Airtel 3G Data Card – 7.2Mbps
·         Model : Huawei E173
·         Speed HSDPA 7.2Mbps, HSUPA 5.76Mbps
·         Network customized simlock to airtel network, plug n play
·         Chipset qualcomm MSM6290
·         Radio for 3G HSDPA/UMTS 2100 MHz, receive diversity
·         also compatible with EDGE/GPRS/GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
·         GSM/CDMA GSM/WCDMA
·         Size 71mmx26mmx12.5mm
·         Messaging yes
·         VID/PID 12D1/140C
·         MicroSD Support yes (up to 32GB)
·         Antenna Inbuilt antenna
·         OS windows 2000 SP4,windows XP SP2/SP3, windows vista SP1/SP2, windows 7 mac OSx10.4, 10.5 & 10.6 with latest upgrades
·         USB 2.0 HS

Airtel 3G Data Card Postpaid Plan



















    Airtel 3G Data Card Prepaid Plan
     One  month validity Plans – Rs.349 will get 500MB data transfer,Rs.599 will get  1GB,and Rs.899 will get  2GB .

    

Airtel 3G Data Card Price

Airtel 3.6Mbps 3G Data Card Price – Rs.2,099 (Huawei E153)
Airtel 7.2Mbps 3G Data Card Price – Rs.2,499 (Huawei E173)

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