Sunday, October 23, 2011

iOS 5 vs. Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich vs. Windows Phone 7.5 Mango – Comparison Of Features

The next iPhone is now official and it will be rocking some new software but Apple’s competitors have been doing some great things over the last few years. In this comparison post, ‘stuff’ is the three major mobile operating systems – iOS 5, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and Windows Phone 7.5 Mango – and it is their feature-list which is compared by redmondpie.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

‘DroidTor’:Download Torrent Files on Android Devices

Torrent client is suitable to download large size files. Download from torrent increases day by day and now you can download the torrent files in your Android device. ‘DroidTor’ is a native Android BitTorrent Client which can used to download stuff right to your phone. The app is very simple and gives all basic features of torrent client.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Asus Mars II – The Beast Unleashed !!

I am not a PC hardware guy – not because I don’t know much about it but because things are too slow to excite me to write about it. However when I saw Asus Mars II I could not resist my self from writing about it.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Convert your iPad 2 into MacBook with iPad Trooper

Hi Folks, iPad 2 has seen many protective Cases over its short period of existence, however I have to agree I have not seen anything that’s as beautiful as The Trooper Case by Clamcase.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Official Windows 7 SP1 ISO from Digital River

With the release of Windows 7 SP1, Microsoft has also updated the Windows 7 DVD media ISO image distributed by Digital River for online order fulfillment. Digital River is Microsoft’s partner for fulfillment on online distribution for downloadable Microsoft products.

The Windows 7 ISO images hosted on Digital River is genuine and official version, and the downloads from the server is legal. It’s after all one of the official channel where end-users who purchase a license (product key) for Windows 7 get the setup installation files.
The latest version of Windows 7 DVD image available is of media refresh version, which commonly known as Windows 7 SP1-U (Media Refresh). Microsoft released the media refresh version of Windows 7 DVD media to fix a rare bug related to invalid computer name when small set of computer names returned error when used to install Windows 7. Otherwise, the Windows 7 with SP1 and Windows 7 with SP1-U (Media Refresh) is completely the same.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Boat Browser – Chrome / Mobile Safari Inspired Browser For Android

While going through the (prolonged) list of web browsers for Android, you might be left wondering as to which one would best live up to your expectations. Well, if you’re looking for a good all-round package, then Boat Browser might be the one you’re after! With sleek looks (and some features too) that match those of the iOS stock browser and the famous multi-tab browsing feature that we are (or rather ‘were’) so used to associate with Google Chrome, Boat Browser combines some of the best elements from the most popular mobile browsers out there.
These include an advanced bookmarks manager, smart address/search bar, integration of most visited pages on homepage, the option to take screenshots, full-screen support, built-in download manager, the option to find text on page, advanced privacy features, support for Adobe Flash player, instant link sharing over multiple platforms, app-to-SD, cache-to-SD function and smooth transition effects.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Ubuntu 11.10 Oneric Ocelot Alpha 3 Quick Review

Ubuntu 11.10 Oneric Ocelot Alpha 3 was released few weeks ago. I decided to properly install Ubuntu 11.10 Oneric in my notebook along with Ping-Eee OS this time around instead of just experimenting it with a USB install. I have been using Ubuntu 11.10 Alpha 3 as my primary OS for almost 2 weeks now and this is how I feel about it. Read on.

Ubuntu 11.10 Oneric Ocelot Alpha 3 Review
With the release of latest Alpha 3 version, Ubuntu 11.10 is a hugely transformed distro now.  Ubuntu 11.10 Alpha 3 comes with Linux Kernel 3.0.0-7, Nautilus 3.1.4, Ubuntu Software Center 4.1.11, Banshee 2.1.0, Thunderbird 6.0, Firefox 6 from Mozilla beta channel, Unity 4.6.0 and GNOME Shell 3.1.3(it's in the repositories, not installed as default).

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Hide Any Drive Through Command Prompt

Have you ever thought of hiding any drive from your system so that no one can knew about it. You may have heard or even used a lot of software’s that might be able to do that, but if you are GEEK like me and want to do things by your own without using any 3rd party software than this tutorial will show you how you can do it.
Well there are 3 ways of doing it, in this tutorial we are covering command prompt way of doing it.

How to do it:

Step 1. Open command Prompt, go to Start Menu > All Programs >Accessories > Command prompt
Step 2. In the Command Prompt, type Diskpart and hit enter key. If UAC (User Account Control), dialog-box prompts than click Yes.
Step 3. Then type List Volume and press enter, this will produce the list of all drives.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

How to get the new Gmail preview pane

If you enjoy the three-pane look of a desktop e-mail client, but use Gmail, today is your day. Google just announced a new Labs feature, Preview Pane, allowing you to view and reply to e-mails while navigating your inbox. The feature is also available to Google Apps users.
As Google mentions, the new look will be familiar to iPad owners, who currently enjoy this three-pane view on their devices.

Here's what the new Gmail Labs option, Preview Pane, looks like.
(Credit: Official Gmail Blog)
To get the new look, go to Gmail > Mail Settings (upper right) > Labs. Scroll down to "Preview Pane," enable it, and save your changes.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Sony CyberShot TX55: World’s Thinnest HD Camera

If you thought that Sony’s ultracompact Cyber-shot TX100V (announced at CES 2011) was thin, wait ’til you get a load of the newest addition to the line, the Sony Cyber-shot TX55, announced yesterday. At just 12.2mm thin, the TX55 is super pocketable, but it’s still jam-packed with features — in fact, Sony claims it’s the thinnest camera with optical image stabilization. Similar in styling to the slightlymore expensive TX100V, it shares a similar feature set, though not the GPS capability of the TX100V.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Nokia 700 'Zeta' sneak peek-to feature Symbian Belle

Images of the new Nokia 700 handset prototype reveal some interesting details. The device has a 1 GHz processor, Symbian Belle update, NFC chip and 5 megapixel camera.
There are speculations that Nokia is about to release four new handsets powered by 1Ghz processors.The photos show it running on Symbian Belle -Anna's successor -and packed with a 5 megapixel camera, LED flash, and NFC support.According to the snapshot Zeta claims itself to be the "thinnest smartphone ever" but its 10mm thickness brings it nowhere close to the title. The Nokia 700 'Zeta' weighs just over 80 gms and has a 3.2 inch AMOLED screen, a much awaited feature in Nokia smartphones.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Most Powerful Dual Core Android Smartphones

2011 has been a year of dreams for Android enthusiasts.. A huge series of phones ranging from entry-level to high-end graphic enabled phones has been launched this year and a variety of phones are scheduled for launch in coming months. From LG to HTC, all have planned the launch of Dual Core powered or extremely powerful single core phones this year. In this post I will be covering 4 of the most powerful and feature rich phones currently available, so that you can decide which one suits your needs.

4′ high quality screens, high MP cameras, Full HD capabilities and dual core powered processors are some of the features common to all 4 phones.

4) LG Optimus 2X


Display: IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Resolution: 480 x 800 pixels, 4.0 inches
Memory: Internal 8 GB storage (upto 32GB via microSD)
Camera: Primary 8 MP and Secondary 1.3 MP, Maximum 3264×2448 pixels, autofocus, LED flash
Video: Yes, 1080p@24fps, 720p@30fps
CPU: Dual-core 1GHz ARM Cortex-A9 proccessor, ULP GeForce GPU, Tegra 2 chipset
RAM: 512 MB


A smart device from LG that claims it to be the world’s first dual core powered device, is instead a considerable device when it comes to Android! With its 8MP Full HD capabilities, dual display and Nvidia Tegra 2 graphic chipset, it is a good choice for those who are looking to buy a phone priced at $500. But LG has not shown much of its potential in this phone, IPS LCD touchscreen isn’t as awesome as Retina display . 4.0 inches screen is a comfortable screen made with comfort as the main focus. At the price of $500 it isn’t a bad deal, though you can consider other 3 phones if you have a higher budget.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

MetroTwit-A sleek Twitter Client for Windows based on Metro UI

Twitter is the best platform to keep you updated with latest events and trending topics. Twitter allow us to share our feelings in 140 characters and many twitter addict like me rely more on desktop clients rather than Twitter Web. Desktop client gives you ease to manage the timeline, mentions and DM in convenient way. There are plenty of Twitter clients out there for your desktop and mostly all based on Adobe Air like TweetDeck, Seesmic etc. Today I found the light weighted efficient Twitter client for my Windows i.e. MetroTwit.

MetroTwit is based on latest Microsoft .NET 4.0 and Windows Presentation Foundation 4 frameworks. It is a first-class native application that shines on Windows. It is inspired from Microsoft Metro design and optimized for Windows 7.The interface itself is clean, elegant and functional. MetroTwit having all the features one would expect from an All in on Twitter client. Since it is not based on Adobe AIR platform, I found the functionality is very smooth.
With resizable and reorderable columns you can manage your timeline, send direct messages, reply to your followers, view current trends, categorize favorite tweets and retweets and many more.
MetroTwit need Microsoft .NET 4.0 framework components to work. When you kick-start the installation it will download the necessary .NET framework component and then install application in your pc. After installing the application, click Sign in to begin the authorization. Enter the verification code from the browser during Oath process. By default it show three columns containing your timeline, mentions and direct messages. Tweetbox is present below these columns with “Add Columns”, “Twitter List” and “Refresh” button in left side of the tweet box and “Search Twitter”, “User profiles” and “Twitter Trends” button at the right side of the tweet box.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Dual Boot even after installing earlier versions of Windows later

One can have dual boot option on PC to boot multiple operating system on single computer. 
For example, you can have Windows XP, Linux, Vista, Windows 7 etc on single PC by installing them in different partitions. But to have that dual configuration, you will have to install the latest version after the earlier ones. For example, you can have dual boot option if you have installed Windows 7 in different partition on a PC with already installed XP. But if you will install XP after Windows 7, boot screen will not see any option to start Windows 7. But there may be a situation where you need to install Windows XP on your pre-installed Windows 7 PC.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Use Windows 7 without Activation

Hey friends, I am blogging after a long long time.I was busy with my exams and so didn't have much time to put on a post. In this comeback post I would like you to tell you how to use Windows 7 for 120 days without buying any activation key although the original trial provides you 30 days of trial.

1.) Open Command Prompt by clicking on Start then in the search box type cmd.

2.)We need to use cmd with administrator privileges, so right click on cmd and click on run as administrator.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Google Guru-Search from Gtalk!

Google Talk Guru is an experimental service that allows people to get information like sports results, weather forecasts, definitions etc via chat. It works on many popular chat applications that support Google Talk.Google Guru is actually a bot which returns the search results typed in Google Talk chat window.

To start using Google Talk Guru:
1. Sign into a chat client that supports Google Talk
2. Send a chat invitation to 
3. Find guru in your contact list and send chat queries to guru using the examples below:

Sport scores:score arsenal
Weather:weather Nairobi
Calculate:123 * 45
Currency:120 KES to USD
Definition:define laptop
Translation:translate earth to French
Web result:web Mount Kenya
Help:help translate

Friday, April 8, 2011

How to Watch TV Online Using VLC Media Player

VLC media player is one of the most famous open source media players. Did you know that you can use VLC media player as a television and watch tv channels on it? In this post I will show you how you can do that with an easy tutorial. So, lets begin.
1. Open up VLC Media Player. Don’t have it installed? Download VLC player from here –> Link.
vlc How to Watch TV Online Using VLC Media Player

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Samsung Galaxy 10.1-The World's Slimmest Tablet

Confirming the rumours that were prevalent Samsung unveiled the Galaxy 10.1 Tab which has been routed to be the thinnest tablet in the market. The Galaxt Tab packs in the latest Android Honeycomb(also called as the Android 3.0).The tab has a 10.1 inch screen with a superb resolution of 1280x800 pixels which provides crisp images.The world's thinnest mobile tablet measures just 8.6mm and weighs only 595gm.

The tablet is super fast 1Ghz dual core Tegra application processor.It also has a 3 megapixel rear camera and a 2 megapixel front camera.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Remove the pen drive virus which turns folders to shortcuts

Have you encountered a problem in which all the content of your pen drive has been replaced by merely some shortcut icons? Then beware, your pen drive has been infected by virus. But still you can recover all your content (Thanks to command prompt). Here is the procedure:If you did not format your flash drive, then check whether the files are not in hidden mode.
Click on “Start” –>Run–>type cmd and click on OK. Here I assume your pendrive as G:
Enter this command – “attrib -h -r -s /s /d g:\*.* ” without quotes

Note : Replace the letter g with your flash drive letter.

Now check for your files in Pen Drive.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Computer Prank to Eject your Optical Drive infinitely

This tutorial explains how to make vb script that eject your CD-DVD drives …. infinitely.
1) Run Notepad
2) Copy and Paste VB script code into notepad
Set oWMP = CreateObject("WMPlayer.OCX.7" )
Set colCDROMs = oWMP.cdromCollection
if colCDROMs.Count >= 1 then
For i = 0 to colCDROMs.Count - 1
Next ' cdrom
For i = 0 to colCDROMs.Count - 1
Next ' cdrom
End If

3) Save as name_what_ever_you_want .vbs , for example ejectCD.vbs

4) Double Click the saved file ! (ejectCD.vbs)

5)To stop script open Task Manager and in processes search for wscript.exe and click End Process

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Unusual Google Links on Google

Although Google is a search engine, it’s also a website. It has millions of it’s own pages indexed in it. Enjoy!
1. If you ever wondered all the misspellings of Britney Spears and their volume, you must check this out.
2. These two links are to fun Google games
3. Quench your thirst for knowledge with Google Gulp
4. Check out Google’s latest ideas
5. If you are fond of puzzles
6. Tribute to Moms
7. Google Mobile maps
9. Are you scary smart?
10. Google press center
11. Google apps
12. Mind-racing problems
13. Doodle 4 Google
14. The virgle
15. Google Alerts
16. Urchin Software from Google
17. Google dictionary
18. Inside google
19. Movie reviews
20. Google Mars
21. Google Sky
22. Google’s next Coding Competition site
27. Blog search
28.Microsoft on google
29. Google Moon
30. Google Linux
32. Google tour
33. Google TOS
34. Google trends
35. Google arts
36. Google 3d warehouse
37. Google Adult content
38. Google & Dilbert Doodle
39. Google in Kannada
40. Google strange logos
30.Win Registry files in google
31.Google Universities Search

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Apple Unveils iPad2

After the huge success of the Apple iPad , Apple Inc. (always a pioneer in technology ) has launched the next generation of iPad being called as iPad2 with loads of new features and innovations. It is confirmed that it is going to be much better. The first thing you will notice that it is 15% lighter and features two cameras , one on the front for a bigger better face time experience than Apple iPhone4 and a rear view camera for HD video recording. Here we discuss some of its features
1.iPad 2 is lighter and thinner
Apple called it an all-new design. And it is. The main physical thing is that the new iPad is thinner - 33 per cent thinner, clocking it at 8.8mm. Incredibly, that's thinner than the iPhone 4 which clocks in at 9.3mm. It's also 15 per cent lighter, which is welcome.
2. The iPad 2 has FaceTime
The new iPad has the expected front-facing VGA camera (as well as one on the back). What's the point of the one on the back? Like the iPhone 4's rear snapper, it takes 720p video (though has no flash unlike other tablets). And that's enough for us.
3. The iPad 2 battery life stays the same
The iPad 2's battery life is apparently not limited by the new design - it has the same 10 hour battery life as before, with a month of standby time Still, that's quite impressive when you think about the reduced size of the unit.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

First Facebook SIM card launched

We can hardly go on a day without logging on to Facebook or even speaking the word, ‘Facebook,’ in our day to day conversation, that proves how powerful Facebook has become to our lives. To add even more power and uh, addiction, Gemalto, a Dutch digital security company has announced the creation of Facebook SIM card at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.
Do you still hang out with your old traditional non-Android, non-Apple and non-blackberry phone but somehow got fascinated towards social networking giant Facebook and want to carry your Facebook world wherever you go ? Then the SIM card developed by Gemalto night be helpful for you.Though, the SIM-based client isn’t as pretty as its smartphone contemporaries – don’t expect picture streams or sliding interfaces – but it was developed with the help of Facebook, and provides text-menu-based interaction with Facebook – including status updates, pokes and friend requests.The SIM card will enable even the most bare-boned handset to have Facebook functionality, albeit text based for the leaner devices known as feature phones. This will help the social network approach its goal of becoming the standard social service for all mobile phones.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Play Videos and Music in Google Chrome

A few days back I was surfing in Google Chrome(one of my favourite browsers these days). And it accidentally happened that instead of dragging a video file I dragged it into Google Chrome and Voila! It started playing and the only thing I could say was Eureka! Eureka! (sorry for the PJ)..
So lets get back into discussion. To play a video file open a new tab in Google drag it into the new tab and it will start playing. The best part is that you can still forward and rewind,play and pause just like a media player and guess what?? You can play mp3 files also.
I would recommend everybody of you to try it.It's fun ! Happy Browsing :)

Friday, February 11, 2011

Motorola Atrix launched with Android

We were expecting something dual core-ish from Motorola at CES after the leaks of the Olympus, and boy, did we get something to get excited about.
Motorola has thrown away the form book with the new Atrix, with a range of stunning specs to appease even the most hardcore user.

We’re talking a dual-core Nvidia Tegra 2 processor with two 1GHz chips running in tandem to offer a judder-free existence and lower battery consumption, as well as 1GB of RAM to keep slowdown to a minimum.
The screen is very much next generation as well, with its qHD pixel count stuffed into a 4-inch display nabbing the title of the world’s highest-res screen from the iPhone 4.
And even though the dual core processor is supposed to help with the battery life, there’s still an industry-leading 1980mAh battery squashed in the back as well, with 16GB of storage ably backed up by a microSD for up to 32GB of extra space.
Hands on: Motorola Atrix review: Design
So with all that in mind, it’s actually very surprising to find that the Motorola Atrix doesn’t look like the ugliest phone in the world – it’s no great shakes in the style stakes, but it’s averagely attractive and won’t be the most horrendous fashion statement.
The overall design is very square and black – the front is dominated by the display, with the four front touch-sensitive buttons the only difference in furniture, as well as the VGA front-facing camera for video calling.
The back is reminiscent of mottled carbon fibre, with an attractive sheen and a decent grip level – nothing spectacular, but acceptable.

Given the large screen size, it’s good to note that the phone sits well in the hand, and the screen is mostly all in reach of a finger or thumb – some jiggling will be needed to pull down the top notification bar, but overall it’s not too bad and will suit most pockets and bags.
The thickness of 10.9mm is a massive surprise when you think about the innards – that battery pack puts the likes of the HTC Desire to shame, and will hopefully become the norm in more devices as we get used to ever-more power-hungry phones in the  future.
Motorola Atrix Home Page

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Temporary Email Account

At times you need a temporary email account just to serve you for a short span of time, such as to verify your email address while signing at any website. There are many websites providing such services. One of the prominent is – This site offers a temporary email id for 10 minutes and you can extend its validity for another 10 minutes, depending on your choice. Go and give it a try. Hope you will enjoy   

Friday, February 4, 2011

Internet Error Codes and Meaning

Sometime you are browsing the internet and trying to open any website, your e-mail and any FTP sites , but you see different error codes there. You should be familiar with these error codes. You can solve these problems if you are well-known with the meaning of error codes.

  • 400  -This is bad request error, First check you may be typing wrong URL name and server could not understand your request.
  • 401     You are trying to open any unauthorized access site or page. Check your username and password if you are trying to open any webpage.
  • 402     Payment Required Error
  • 403     You are trying to open any forbidden page and you are blocked by that domain.
  • 404     Here you are trying to open the webpage that was removed or re-named, also check the URL spelling.
  • 408     This is time out error. you should send the request with in time that the server set for you.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

VLC Player and its powers

1]- Rip DVDs: VLC includes a basic DVD Ripper.
You probably would nevr use it when there are better DVD rippers available, but it helps to know that you can in fact, get a decent quality DVD rip with VLC.
To rip a movie follow these steps: Go to the Media menu and choose Convert/Save. Click on the Disc tab.
* Here you can adjust the Starting Position and rip only specific titles or chapters.
* Enter file name making sure to end with .MPG, and start ripping.
* Click Save.
2]- Record videos: With the new VLC, you can record videos during playback. The record button is hidden by default. To see it, click on View>Advanced Control. The record button will now appear. Clicking on the button while playing a movie or video will start recording. Clicking again will stop recording.
3]- Play RAR files: Do you know VLC can play videos zipped inside RAR files? They play like normal video files and you can even use the seek bar. If the RAR file is split into several files, no problem. Just load the first part (.part001.rar ) and it will automatically take the rest of the parts and play the whole file.
4]- Play in ASCII mode: VLC media player has an amusing ability, to playback movies in ASCII art. To enable ASCII mode, open VLC media player and click on Tools>Preferences. Open the section “Video” section and under “Output” select “Color ASCII art video output” from the drop down menu. Save it. Now play any video file to enjoy the ASCII art.
5]- Listen to online radio: VLC includes hundreds of Shoutcast radio stations. You just need to enable it through Media>Services Discovery>Shoutcast radio listings. Now, open the Playlist and browse through the stations.
6]- Convert Audio and Video formats: In VLC you can convert video and audio files from one format to another. Several different formats are supported like MP4, WMV, AVI, OGG, MP3 etc. To access the converter:
* Go to Media>Convert/Save.
* Load the file you want to convert using the Add button and click Convert.
* Now choose the output format and output file location.
7]- Download YouTube and other online videos: First grab the URL of the YouTube video page. Now click on Media>Open Network stream. Paste the URL and click Play.
Once VLC starts streaming the video, click Tools>Codec Information and at the bottom of the window you will see a Location box. Copy the URL and paste it on your browser’s address bar. The browser will now download the file which you can save it to your hard disk. Alternatively, you can record the video.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Some Interesting domains...(,etc....)

I was just getting bored and wondered what happens when I type into the browser wondering who owns the interesting domain name right now and I am telling you I was really amazed. Voila! appeared!
So it was clear that  cnet owned the domain name because the URL was redirected to Now I have started to feel that CNET has gone out and grabbed some of the most interesting domains out there on the web. Guess what happens when you click this: and

Oh, and after I did that, I also tried the domain and I was surprised even more!