Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Best Homepages To Start your Day With...!!

What's the first thing you see when you fire up your browser? If you said "default web page", you defnitely need this article. Everyone has a list of websites they visit routinely, and yours could be email, social networking forums, news sites, blogs, or just about anything else that fascinates you. The point is, there are sure to be some sites that you visit regularly for updated information.


This may be lesser known, but those who use it,may be assured that;this site features a huge array of widgets (or 'flakes' as they call them), the most flexible layout options, and a robust back-end.

Pageflakes has Google search integrated right into the top section of the page, and yes, the cursor goes straight there on page load. The interface is pretty simple to use – there's always a big Menu button located on the top right that contains all the flakes you can add, along with settings and customization options. You can choose from a good number of themes – there's something for everyone!

To my delight, Pageflakes does offer a four-column interface instead of the standard three columns used by the other two. That aside, things are far from perfect. The widget selection is extremely limited. There's minimal support for Google applications, barring the regular Gmail, Search and Calendar. While some widgets are absolutely brilliant in their design, there are others that were buggy throughout my tests. Even the basic Wikipedia and Face book widgets were far from practical or perfect.

All I can say is that if you find the widgets you're looking for, Pageflakes is definitely the best-looking of the three options. Otherwise, you could wait, until you find one here..


-Fast loading
-Best-looking of the 3 options


-Very few Google services supported
-Some widgets are a bit buggy


Speed and simplicity are the two biggest assets of Netvibes. What I really like about this site is that you can keep it as straightforward or as complex as you like – and in either case it will deliver.

Though it has a pretty cool widget for search (which shows the immediate result within the widget box itself), you'll have to click on the search box to activate it. I'd have loved it if the widget had the same cursor grabbing function as iGoogle, but then again, the search here is a widget, not a part of the base page.

Netvibes too has a tabular page setup, and all the widgets in the tabs are refreshed each time you launch it. The best part is there's absolutely no lag in the startup time, which makes it very functional.

There are a lot of personalization options. The themes here are not as dynamic as in iGoogle but they look pretty good. There are little other customization options like adding icons and changing colors of your tabs to keep things personal. Surprisingly, you don't have an option to select the number of widget columns on your pages. You have to stick to the default three-column setup, which is ideal for most monitors, but kind of wasted on a widescreen. You can however, adjust the width of the columns by simply pulling them at the edges.


-Excellent widgets
-Clean Web 2.0 interface
-Fast loading times


-Doesn't feature all of Google's services
-Limited to 3 columns per page


if you're the type who practically lives off Google, via Google Docs, Calendar, Gmail, Orkut, Reader, etc. the choice is pretty clear already. iGooogle is the most compatible startup page you will find with these applications. The design is pretty minimalist, but considering that the biggest selling point of Google is its simplicity, I can't cut any points for that.

What I like best is that the Google search bar is permanently integrated into the page header – this not only cuts down your need to look for a good Google search widget but also ensures that your cursor is always present in the search bar by default when the page loads, so you can just type away your query when at iGoogle.

You can have multiple tabs on your homepage, and classify widgets according to category or usefulness. The vast widget library covers almost everything you'll want, and configuring and personalizing widgets is very straightforward. You can add a personal touch by selecting custom headers for your page, many of which change according to the time of the day. You can even create personal widgets, without the need to know any HTML and other programming languages. It's true these widgets tend to be a bit limited in nature, but it's still a great value-add.

The biggest gripe I have with iGoogle is its loading time. Of all the personal homepages I tested, iGoogle took the longest to fire up. It also has a limitation of having only three columns of widgets per page. Considering I use a widescreen monitor at 1680x1050 resolution, I could easily make space for a couple more columns per page.


-Easiest to add widgets/configure
-Maximum Google compatibility
-Easy search


-Slow Navigation
-Looks a bit bland
-Limited to 3 columns per page

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Scan and Remove Virus Without Starting Windows

Have you ever encountered a computer that is so badly infected by spy ware and virus that the computer is so slow and you could hardly do anything on it? Fully booting in to computer takes like 15 minutes, then to install an on-demand antivirus program takes another 30 minutes and then to update the signatures takes another hour. Running a full scan would definitely take more than an hour. The computer should be cleaned from virus

There are already 4 brands of free rescue CD which is Kaspersky Rescue Disk, Avira AntiVir Rescue System, F-Secure Rescue CD and BitDefender 2008 RescueCD. Here is yet another free antivirus rescue disk from Dr. Web called Dr.Web LiveCD which is very useful to scan and remove virus when the computer is very badly infected by virus.

Dr.Web LiveCD is an anti-virus emergency aid disk that would restore a system that became non-operational due to activities of malware. If a workstation or a server running Windows or Unix won’t boot from a hard drive, Dr.Web LiveCD will clean a system of suspicious and malicious files and will also try to cure infected objects.

Download and Installation:

1.From the link at the end of this article and burn it to a CD.
2.Then boot up the computer with the CD by setting your computer as the first boot device.
3.As loading starts a dialogue window will prompt you to choose between the standard and the safe mode.
4.Make sure that the first option DrWeb-LiveCD is selected and hit the ENTER key. 5.Once finished loading, you will be presented with a really cool nice looking screen that has Start Menu.

There are 2 ways to scan the computer using Dr.Web LiveCD. You can either select Start Dr.Web Scanner to start scanning the hard drive, or select Start XOrg to launch the graphical user interface version of the scanner.

Do take note that the Rescue CDs are NOT meant to replace the real-time antivirus program which protects your computer against malware every second. It is only used when the installed antivirus fails to detect and block the virus.

DOWNLOAD LINK: Ftp://ftp.drweb.com/pub/drweb/livecd/

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Lenovo Ideapad S10..!! Preety Simple

This slim portable design is pretty regular-sized at 9.8 x 7.2 x 1.2 inches and is as light as one would expect, at around 2.6 lbs with the 3-cell battery.

First of all, the semi-glossy ivory finish looks very classy and is also fingerprint-resistant, unlike the highly overrated piano finish.The screen is a decently big 10.2inches (1024 x 600 resolution), which makes it a joy for multimedia functions.

The screen has a webcam placed on top of it, with the mic located right below the keyboard.There's not much that one can say about the speakers on the S10. The sound was exactly as we expected – tinny and sharp. If you want quality, use headphones.

The S10 comes with quite a number of ports, namely:

2x USB ports (one on each side)
3-in-1 card reader
ExpressCard slot
Headphone & Mic jacks

The ExpressCard slot is a great addition; not many netbooks feature it. In fact the S10 is generally quite upgradable. Apart from boosting the RAM and HDD, you can also change or upgrade the Wi-Fi card. The internal hard drive is a 160GB 5400 standard 2.5 inch drive.

The S10 comes in only one flavor, and that's Windows XP SP3 Home Edition. After installing all the basic applications and codecs, the Windows bootup time stayes close to a very acceptable 35 seconds(Reports).

At an excellent budget price of Rs 25,000 (MRP), the S10 is well worth the money you spend on it. It's not perfect, but it performs a lot better.



Very bright screen
Comfortable to use
Good expandability options
One-key recovery
Fully featured


3-cell battery
Generates a bit of heat on extended use
Sluggish performance with some HD video

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Comprehensive List Of Free AntiVirus

Yesterday an unknown blog visitor emailed me, asking me for any other free anti-virus other than AVG.When people ask about FREE anti-virus, the name AVG will definitely be mentioned.

Probably I think the reason why AVG remains number 1 in free anti-virus is because when you search in Google for “free anti virus”, AVG is the first to appear. HE HE

Did you all know that there are actually more than 10 brands of free anti-virus?well there are more than 10 actually,but i thought to share the top five.


* Easy to use, low system resources
* Automatic update functionality
* Real-time protection as files are opened and programs are run
* AVG’s Virus Vault for the safe handling of infected files


* Simple User Interface
* Integrated Virus Cleaner
* Resident protection
* P2P, IM, Network and Web Shields
* Automatic updates(AVG Rated Higher as far as this feature)


* Protection against viruses, worms and Trojans
* Protection against expensive dialers and phishing
* Detects and deletes rootkits
* Only for private and non-commercial use.


* Virus scanning and removal
* Scheduled scanning
* Immediate scanning
* Skinable interface
* BitDefender website didn’t mention whether you can only use BitDefender Free Edition on non-commercial and home.


* Protects your PC as you are working, surfing and playing
* Detects, quarantines, disinfects and destroys Viruses, Trojans and Worms
* OnGuard protects your computer against threats in real-time
* Automatically checks for frequent updates against the latest threats
* PC Tools website didn’t mention whether you can only use PC Tools Antivirus Free Edition on non-commercial and home.


* Detects and eliminates viruses from desktops and networks.
* Constantly protects with real-time On Access scanning.
* Proactive Heuristic analysis intercepts unknown threats.
* Host Intrusion Detection blocks malware before it can run
* Daily, automatic updates of virus definitions
* Simple to use: install and forget
* FREE for businesses and can be used within your organization’s network at no charge!



Thursday, October 30, 2008


well this post is not at all technical but its a wishing post to one of the Finest blogger of indian origin...Mr. Hemant Potluri.

well we all wish him a happy birthday and may you have loads of happiness and prosperity in your life and may u contribute everything for this nation and may u twinkle like stars..!!


Thursday, October 23, 2008

Take Away the Snapshot With Fujifilm FinePix S5800

Before starting this review i would like to share a small story of my 5 days w/o inet in pune

Day4:Frustration++(programmers will get this term)
Day5:out of order

Snap Factor

The S5800 has a 2.5 inch CCD and a five-way navigation pad with shortcut keys for the gallery, display features, exposure adjustment, and photo mode. On the side of the viewfinder, above the display, is a monitor selector key that switches between the main display for viewing and the viewfinder

The S5800 requires four AA batteries for power and uses XD/SD/MMC cards for memory. It comes with about 28MB of internal memory though. On one side of the camera are the ports for AV-out and USB connectivity. The power switch is located on the top, just behind the shutter release and zoom knob.


Well the S5800 performs quite well for a superzoom and with 10x zoom,its really rocking for new users.BUt the factor which irritates is the noise factor at night.Also i feel the low light images have lil bad feel.

#Dimensions 106.1 x 75.7 x 80.7 mm
#Weight 307 g
#Type Superzoom
#Connectivity USB 2.0/AV out (NTSC/PAL Selectable)
#Storage Internal, XD/MMC/SD card
#Battery Type 4 AA
#LCD Type 2.5 inch, TFT LCD
#View Finder Yes
#Sensor CCD (1/2.5 inch)
#Pixels 8.0 Megapixels
#Optical Zoom 10x
#Digital Zoom 5x
#Aperture F3.5 - F13.6
#Format JPEG (EXIF v2.2), AVI
#Scene Modes Portrait, Landscape, Night, Indoor, Candle, Sunset, Fireworks, Beach and Snow, Museum, Party Flower,Text, Natural Light with flash and without, Super Macro
#Flash Auto, Red-Eye Reduction, Off, Slow Synchro
#Self Timer 2 secs, 10 secs
#Sound Yes
#Street Price Rs 7800

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Sony Launches VAIO Z Laptops

Weighing in at 1.48 kg, the VAIO Z laptops come in a matte black finish and boasts of a carbon fibre body. The centre of the silver hinge, comprises part of the battery and houses the recessed power switch. A seamless sheet of brushed aluminum covers the keyboard panel framing its individual keys.

Running on Intel Centrino2 Processor Technology, the VGN-13GN/B is equipped with a 4 GB DDR3 SRAM and a 320 GB hard disk drive while the VGN-12GN/B comes with 2 GB DDR3 SRAM and a 250 GB hard disk drive. Both models have Microsoft Windows Vista Business pre-installed and come with G-Sensor Shock Protection technology to counteract sudden movements helping to prevent damage and data loss.

Comprised of two graphics processors - NVIDIA GeForce 9300M GS GPU for full graphics acceleration and Mobile Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 4500MHD for mobile situations - the system lets users manually choose either SPEED or STAMINA mode. The setting is changed via a conveniently located switch above the keyboard and does not require rebooting.

VAIO Z is equipped with a biometric fingerprint sensor for speedy logins and TPM (Trusted Platform Module) security chip and proprietary hard disk drive password protection software to help protect data from unauthorized access.

The laptops' display has a 16:9 aspect ratio at 1600 x 900 pixels, built-in 802.11n wireless LAN capabilities, an optional Blu-ray Disc optical drive, an HDMI port, three USB ports, Memory Stick media/SD card slot and microphone and headphone jack and a PC Card (type-II) slot.

Available in two new models - VGN-Z13GN/B and VGN-Z12GN/B - these notebooks are priced at Rs. 1,24, 900 and Rs. 99,990 respectively.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Wanna Build a Gaming PC?? Here is My Quote

I thought of writing this exclusive Post dedicated to all gamers and tech readers.Probably thats why i took 3 days to post on blogspot.he he..!!

Monitor: ViewSonic's 19' VX1932wm

widescreen LCD is the ultimate gaming LCD with ultra-fast 2ms video response for unparalleled GAMING, ENTERTAINMENT OR GRAPHICS-INTENSIVE APPLICATIONS,. Amplified Impulse™ technology delivers broadcast-quality, fast-action video so your games, movies and DVDs are amazingly clear.

The widescreen enhances your entertainment and increases productivity. View two documents side by side or work in two applications without toggling. Connect your game console, DVD player and other components through the DIGITAL (DVI-D) AND ANALOG INPUTS. Enjoy a full multimedia entertainment experience with INTEGRATED STEREO SPEAKERS. A Kensington® security port provides theft deterrence and the OSD and power lock prevent unauthorized changes to your optimal screen settings. The VX1932wm's glossy piano-black finish beautifully complements any desktop.

Processor:Intel® Core™2 Duo Desktop Processor E8400

Similar to the E8200, it’s based on Intel’s 45nm process, has a clock of speed of 3.0 GHz, and runs on a 1333 MHz FSB. It also has 6MB L2 cache. Considering that experienced overclockers can easily make it hit 4GHz, you get a CPU that's perfect for this roundup.Also,it has thermal Design power of 65W and VID voltage range between 0.85V – 1.3625V.

Motherboard: Abit IP35 Pro XE

Abit products are very reliable and can withstand a lot of stress. The IP35-XE is based on the Intel P35 series of chipsets and offers native support for the 1600 MHz FSB. The board offers a single PCIe 16x slot, 2 PCIe x1 slot,3 PCI slots, and 4 SATA 2 (3GB) slots.

RAM: Kingston DDR2 800 (2GB)

kingston Ram's are one of the cheapest and best available in the market.A single stick of DDR2 RAM is now available for just Rs 1,850. And Kingston, with its product lifetime warranty and great quality.

Graphics Crad: XFX NVIDIA GeFORCE 9600GT 512 MB

The brand I've chosen is NVIDIA's Graphic card which Supports DirectX 9 and DirectX 10^2 gaming.Also,inclusive of Superb high definition video with PureVideo® and
NVIDIA SLI® technology for 2X the performance.

XFX NVIDIA GEFORCE 9600GT 512 MB Specification

GPU: GeForce 9600GT
Memory Size: 512MB
Interface: PCI Express 2.0 x16
Core Clock: 650 MHz
Chipset Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Memory Clock: 2000MHz
Memory Interface: 256-bit
Memory Type: DDR3
DirectX: DirectX 10
OpenGL: OpenGL 2.0
DVI: Dual
TV-Out: HDTV Out
Tuner: None
Max Resolution: 2560x1600
SLI Supported: Yes
Cooler: With Fan

Sound (onboard): Realtek ALC888
The Realtek ALC888 is an excellent 8.1 multi-channel capable sound chip which makes it perfect for both gaming and movies.

LAN (onboard): 10/100/1000
This is the standard Gigabit onboard 10/100/1000 LAN that gives a maximum transfer speed of 1000 Mbps. It's fast enough to take care of your broadband internet.

HDD: Western Digital SATA II 500GB

Western Digital's line has been considered by many as a value-grade hard drive because of its low price. However, nothing can be further from the truth.

The Western Digital Drives are actually designed for lower power consumption.Western Digital claims these hard drives use 4-5 W less power than its competitors.

Capacity: 500 GB
Interface: SATA 3Gb/s
Spindle Speed: 7200 RPM
Cache Buffer: 16 MB
Height: 26.1 mm
Length: 147 mm
Width: 101.6 mm
Weight: 0.6 kg


Seek Times
Average Latency: 4.20 ms
Read Seek Time: 8.9 ms
Write Seek Time: 10.9 ms
Track-To-Track Seek Time: 2.0 ms
Full Stroke Seek: 21.0 ms

Keyboard and Mouse:iball cordless keyboard & mouse


: Wireless 2.4GHz 2 way fast digital RF Deskset
: Smart Link - Auto Connect
: Long battery life and low battery indicator
: 15 Multimedia and internet hot keys, 4 Programmable Keys
: Micro Receiver
: High Speed Optical Mouse with 2 Programmable Buttons
: 4 Way Scroll & Tilt wheel for vertical and horizontal scrolling
: Universal Back/Forward button in mouse
: CPI button for changing speed of mouse

DVD ROM: Samsung SH-S203B


Outstanding writing performance on DVD±R/DL.
Excellent/very good CD-R/RW writing quality and compatibility.
Excellent/very good DVD±R/RW writing quality.
Excellent/Very good DVD±R DL writing quality.
Can burn selected DVD±R/DL media faster than its rated speed.
Excellent reading performance and reliability.
Reads pressed DVD Video SL/DL and recordable media at 16x/12x.
Supports DVD-RAM read/write at 12x speed.
Supports BitSetting (BookType DVD-ROM) on DVD+R/RW/DL.
Supports Disc Quality Scanning with CD-Speed and KProbe.
Good software bundle.
Can read/write MINI DVD.
Can overburn CD-R and read and write 100 minute CD-R


Single coloured read/write LED

Cabinet: Cooler Master CM330 Black

Cooler Master makes some of the best cabinets available. The Elite CM330 from its budget range offers decent storage and a good design. The right power supply to accompany the cabinet is the Cooler Master Extreme Power 600W. It not only provides 600W of power, it does so at 70% efficiency and comes with full support for the newest Intel standard.

Speakers: Altec Lansing VS Series

This latest 2.1 release offers a decent output of 31 watts RMS. Each speaker is rated at 6 watts, with the sub outputting 19 watts.


Monitor: ViewSonic's 19' VX1932wm : Rs.13,600/-
Intel® Core™2 Duo Desktop Processor E8400: Rs.8800/-
RAM: Kingston DDR2 800 (2GB): Rs.1850/-
Motherboard: Abit IP35 Pro XE: Rs.6000/-
DVD ROM: Samsung SH-S203B : Rs.1700/-
Graphics Crad: XFX NVIDIA GeFORCE 9600GT 512 MB: Rs.7500/=
Sound (onboard): Realtek ALC888: N.A
LAN (onboard): 10/100/1000: N.A
HDD: Western Digital SATA II 500GB: Rs.3250/-
Keyboard & Mouse:iball cordless keyboard & mouse: Rs.1375
Cabinet: Cooler Master CM330 Black : Rs.4900/-
Speakers: Altec Lansing VS Series: Rs.2,200/-

Total: Rs.51,175/-

Well..this is what i have calculated.The rates which i found out from dealers were on 4th October 2k8.

Do share if any blog visitor has some better suggestion towards the configuration.I will surely check out the review and find the place in the post.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Weekly Showcase-The Nokia 5800 XpressMusic

Nokia has unveiled its touch-screen smartphone - the 5800 XpressMusic.(Though i was not that facinated..he he)

The 5800 XpressMusic introduces the 'Media Bar', a drop down menu that provides direct access to music and entertainment, including favourite tracks, videos and photos. The Media Bar also offers a direct link to the web and to online sharing. The phone supports Flash content and offers all the music essentials, including a graphic equalizer, 8GB memory for up to 6000 tracks and support for all main digital music formats, a 3.5mm jack and built-in surround sound stereo speakers.

Ensuring a seamless music experience, Nokia 5800 XpressMusic also provides easy access to browse and purchase tracks from the Nokia Music Store, where applicable, while the newly updated Nokia Music PC software allows for easy drag-and-drop transfer of songs and management of any music collection.

The phone features a 3.2-inch widescreen display, a 16 by 9 aspect ratio and 30 frames-per-second playback and recording.

Equipped with a 3.2 megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss lens, the phone allows images or videos to be shared via online communities, such as Share on Ovi, Flickr, or Facebook. Music playlist song titles can also be shared through Bluetooth, MMS or online sharing.

The Nokia 5800 XpressMusic supports 60 languages worldwide and offers a variety of input methods including a virtual alphanumeric keypad, a virtual computer-style QWERTY keyboard, a pen stylus - and for music enthusiasts, a plectrum.

The Nokia 5800 XpressMusic will be available worldwide beginning in the fourth quarter of 2008 for an estimated retail price of 279 EUR before taxes and subsidies.


-A stylishly asymmetrical design
-Excellent audio quality with fast and easy music downloads, and space to store your music with a microSD slot supporting memory cards up to 2 GB.
-A 2.0” QVGA display
-SMS, MMS, instant, flash, and Xpress Audio messaging, and email
-Music player supporting various formats (MP3, MP4, AAC, -AAC+, and WMA)
-Dedicated music keys and rhythmic lights flash to the beat of the music.
-2.0” QVGA, 320 x 240 pixels, 256k colours


-Volume: 53 cc
-Weight: 78 g with battery
-Length: 108 mm
-Width: 43.5 mm
-Thinness: 10.5 mm

MessagingAnd Email:

-SMS text messages
-MMS messaging with pictures up to 600 KB (1.3)
-Instant Messaging with presence
-Push email
-Nokia Audio Xpress messaging
-SynchML (local and remote data synchronization)
-Flash Messaging

-Bluetooth 2.0 connection
-USB full speed with micro-USB connector
-3.5 mm AV connector

Data transfer:

-HSCSD/CSD for browsing and as data modem
-Multislot class 32 with (E)GPRS (max 296 kbit/s RX, 118.4 kbit/s TX)
-multislot class 31 with EGRPS (max 296 kbit/s RX, 118.4 kbit/s TX)

Imaging and video:

-2 megapixel enhanced camera with 4 x digital zoom
-Nokia proprietary processing algorithm (NIPS) for better pictures in challenging light conditions
-Portrait camera mode
-Video recording and playback
-Video streaming (3GPP)
-Enhanced S40 Music player supporting MP3, M4A, eAAC+, AAC and WMA music formats
-Dedicated music keys (play/pause, forward/rewind)
-Excellent audio quality with dedicated audio chip
-Stereo FM radio with RDS (Radio Data System)
-Bluetooth stereo audio
-Supports OMA DRM 2.
-Pre-installed link to the Nokia Music Store*

Memory functions:

-Up to 30 MB internal user memory
-512 MB MicroSD card included support for up to 2 GB cards


BL-5CT (1020 mAh)
Capacity:1020 mAh
ECTEL Talk time: 5,25 h
ECTEL Standby:406 h
Playback time:Up to 24 h

NOTE: The Nokia 5800 XpressMusic featuring Comes With Music will be available early next year. Pricing is unavailable at the moment

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Pixon's Day Out

According to the reports and a press release this handset is the world’s slimmest full-touch 8-megapixel camera phone.

well features doesn't lie only in slim nature,but its many many things that make the phone among the tops.

The Pixon has a 3.2-inch WQVGA touch screen display and features that include x16 digital zoom, auto-focus, fast-shutter, face detection and geo-tagging since it comes with internal GPS. Other features include a media player that supports Samsung's DNSe for audio, an FM radio, Bluetooth with A2DP and microSD card support for external memory(internal Memory is around 200MB)

But the real highlight here is the 8-megapixel camera which is set to have wide dynamic range, face detection, advanced shake reduction and smile shot

For shooting video, the phone boasts 30fps at resolutions of 720 x 480 and 120fps in QGVA high quality recording mode.

There's no tie-up with DivX or Dolby for this model, unlike LG's baby, but it will play DivX video as well as MPEG4, WMV and XviD files.

Connectivity-wise, the Pixon is a GSM, GPRS, EDGE, quad-band phone, with HSDPA at 7.2Mbps (so the same as the Renoir).

You also get Bluetooth 2.0 and USB 2.0, a TV out connection (same as the Renoir), 200MB of internal memory and compatibility with microSD cards.

The handset also has a dedicated website called - The Photographic Adventures of Nick

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Asus Lamborghini VX3

Asus, which was recently in the news on account of its Eee PC range of small notebooks, has released an updated version of its premier Lamborghini co-branded laptop – the VX3.

In comparison to its elder brothers, the VX3 has shrunk a bit. Firstly it is now a 12.1 inch affair and hence its size reflects its reduced stature. Nothing else has changed with regard to its styling and finish. The VX3 retains the striking yellow finish that characterizes this range, and the black sports-car logo on the lid. The construction as always is solid, with absolutely no squeaks from either the body or the hinges, which are reinforced and look pretty elegant.

The inside of the laptop (keyboard area and LCD panel) have been suitably altered to reflect its new size. For one, the LCD area has been given a simple matte finish, which is a good thing as the LCD panel is ultra-reflective and a shiny finish would have exacerbated this problem. The keyboard area retains its leather finish. It's is now surrounded by a beautifully designed bezel made of magnesium alloy, and sports a gunmetal finish.

The touchpad is a good improvement over previous models. Though it’s somewhat oddly designed, it has a good smooth finish alongside recessed mouse keys that make pointer manipulation easy.

The LCD panel is a backlit 12.1 inch affair with a native resolution of 1280 x 800, but it’s not as sharp as in some other models from Asus. It offers average levels of brightness and contrast, and has poor viewing angles. On top of that it’s got a very reflective screen, which makes working in brightly-lit areas a headache.

Connectivity-wise the VX3 is quite decently loaded. It comes with HDMI, 3 USB slots, a dual layer DVD-RW, and a multi-format card reader.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Microsoft Equipt

Microsoft Corp. has launched Microsoft Equipt, an all-in-one security and productivity software subscription service for consumers.

A Microsoft Equipt subscription gives you three great Microsoft offerings—Windows Live OneCare for improved security and performance, Microsoft Office Home and Student 2007 to get things done and organized, and Windows Live tools including Mail, Messenger, and Photo Gallery to connect and share with others.

Top Reasons to Buy Microsoft Equipt

1.Software essentials for your new home PC—all in one convenient install

With OneCare, Microsoft Office, and Windows Live tools like Mail and Photo Gallery on a single CD, you can get up and running quickly.

2.Award-winning protection plus performance maintenance

OneCare offers proven technologies that help protect against online threats such as viruses, malware, hackers, Trojans, and identity theft. It also automates maintenance and proactively fixes common issues to help keep your computer performing at its best.

3.A full version of Office Home and Student 2007

See all you can do with the new features in Office. Get things done and organized for home and school with improved versions of the programs you know and trust.

4.Protection and productivity for up to 3 PCs

Share your subscription with your spouse(he he).Have antivirus and Office ready to install when your daughter asks for a PC. Centralize file backups. Share a printer from a different room. This multi-PC solution keeps up with your household's changing needs.

5.Hassle-free updates and upgrades

While your subscription is active, you'll get the latest security updates and the latest version of Office Home and Student and OneCare at no additional cost.

PRICE:69.99$ (Suggested Retail Price)

System Requirements

You must accept the Microsoft Service Agreement before you can use Microsoft Equipt. You can read the Microsoft Service Agreement at http://www.microsoft.com/useterms. Service is periodically updated. Activation by Internet is required.

To use Microsoft Equipt, you need the following:

· 2GHz or faster processor

· 1 GB of RAM or more

· 4 GB of available hard disk space; a portion of this disk space will be freed after installation

· CD-ROM or DVD drive

· 1024x768 or higher-resolution monitor

· Windows XP with Service Pack 2 or later (32-bit only), or Windows Vista or later (32-bit or 64-bit)

· Send to Office OneNote 2007 print driver not available on a 64-bit operating system

· Some features require Microsoft Windows Desktop Search 3.0, Windows Media Player 9.0, Microsoft DirectX 9.0b, Microsoft ActiveSync 4.1, microphone (close-talking for Audio Search), audio output device, video recording device (such as a webcam), TWAIN-compatible digital camera or scanner, Windows Mobile 2003-powered Smartphone or Windows Mobile 5-powered Smartphone or Pocket PC, or a router that supports Universal Plug and Play (UPnP)

· Sharing notebooks requires users to be on the same network

· Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 or later, or Firefox browser

· Phishing Filter requires Windows Internet Explorer 7

· Internet connectivity required; broadband access recommended (fees may apply)

· Windows Live OneCare file backup and restore functionality require CD or DVD burner, external hard drive, locally networked computers, or USB-connected storage device

· Creation or usage of a Windows Live ID will be required as part of the service activation.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Asus Eee PC 1000H

The original Eee PC was the very first 'netbook' of sorts, and its popularity opened up a whole new segment.

The 1000H signifies a significant departure from the simple finish and styling that was typical of the Eee PC range. For one, it's given up a plain matte look for a glossy black finish. While this may look elegant the first time you see it, the truth is that it’s a horrible fingerprint and dust magnet.

With a weight of 1.46 kg and dimensions of 10.5 x 7.5 x 1.0 to 1.5 inches, this is easily the largest 10" netbook available today. The build quality is sound, with no extra flex in the body, and the reinforced hinges give it the reliability most Asus products boast of.

The keyboard is easily the best seen in any Eee PC so far. It's well-proportioned at 92 percent of the size of a normal full-sized keyboard, offers a comfortable typing experience via the 'just right' texture finish of the keys, and has adequate space around the mouse pad for you to position both hands easily. This setup allows you to work comfortably and accurately.The touchpad, however, proved to be a disappointment.

Connectivity-wise, the 1000H is similar to offerings from other manufacturers. It offers 3 USB slots, a multi-slot reader, VGA out, Bluetooth (thankfully!), and a Kensington security slot. It also offers 802.11N as a bonus.

As expected, this Eee PC is based on an Intel Atom N270 processor clocked at 1.8 GHz. The device offers 1GB of RAM, and has an 80GB HDD. While the processor is a bit faster than the standard 1.6 GHz offering, it didn’t offer much more with regard to multi-tasking, which was already quite robust.The one thing that does set the 1000H apart from other netbooks is its audio capability. The 1000H comes with Dolby Sound room technology.

The 1000H we tested came with a 6-cell battery. This allowed us to make the laptop battery last well over 7 hours with prudent use, and even rough usage got around 6½ hrs.

Asus has come up with a winner. Despite its irritating glossy finish, the 1000H has extremely good performance, very good battery life, surprisingly good sound, and a well-designed keyboard only at Rs.26,000/-

Saturday, September 13, 2008

New Tag Established..!!

hello friends.

Thanks for all the co-operation and suggestions all you people gave me which helped me a lot to improve my blog vastly.

This Tag is called as "INNOVATOR OF THE WEEK".This tag will be presented to the person every week for his/her excellent work in word of blogging and thoughts in the blog.

This week's tag is provided to my very own blog friend,Mr.Hemant Potluri.I insist all bloggers to kindly visit the lovely 3 blogs by hemant,which are full of thoughts,ideas,innovations,feelins and many more..!!

I herby post the address of hemant's 3 blog cllections:

ME MYSELF AND THE WORLD: http://hemanthpotluri.blogspot.com
ME MYSELF AND PICTURES: http://hemuphoto.blogspot.com
ME MYSELF AND LAUGHTER: http://hemujokes.blogspot.com

Friends this award will be awarded weekly so other bloggers hang on for next week innovator awards..!!

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Hands on VOCABS...!!

I have come across a nice web portal(most importantly indian origin) which revolves arounds words,spells and meanings.

well one need to have a control over speech and its only possible if we use proper spells in eglish along side we also need to know the meaning of words used.

A website,www.mnemonicdictionary.com . This website revolve around helping people to learn words easily with help of mnemonics or memory aids which easily gets saved in our memory and help in retaining the word for a longer period of time.

I would know highlight points that actually captures my hands on..!!


1.Search engine: This web portal has simple interface to simply search meaning and details about a word.Along side,it also provides simpler feautres to understand what does the meaning state.

2.Wordlist: Authorised users can form a wordlist for easier retrieval of word meanings probably for their future lists.(very nice feature)

3.Word Test:well this feature actually helped me a lot and i find this feature actually makes this site very different from others.This section is very helpful to jugde one person w.r.t the knowledge of words.

4.word games:Fun being an important part in life;this web portal also includes this features which actually can serve both;as knowledge as well as game.

5.Forum and chat:well discussion forum for end usersand chat amoung them.well this feature is also prime,may be because this helps interactions between end users.


It is effective site for english learners and people who need to know more spells and words.I would say,it requires lil more graphical feel,rest all superb.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Selling Strategy ..!!!

A few days after news of Vodafone trying to sell the iPhone 3G on installments came through, Airtel is using the same strategy.

Airtel in partnership with VISA, will offer easy finance options to VISA cardholders of four major banks for purchasing the Apple iPhone 3G.

The handsets can be acquired on monthly instalments for periods ranging from nine to 24 months, depending on the bank and the option on offer.

iPhone 3G is priced at Rs. 31,000 for 8GB and Rs. 36,100 for the 16GB version and is available in two colours - black and white.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Technology for Teachers..!! well done india..!!

In India,we say we lack quality education.Technology though is growing at peak rate,we still lack awareness.

But its been few months i see technology growing along with awareness in society.
and it is indeed a good news..!!

Teachers in india,always given high reputation and respect and to highlight the President Pratibha Patil launched a web portal by Friday;where,Teachers from across the country can now share their professional ideas and thoughts.

This portal www.teachersofindia.org was launched on the occasion of Teachers' Day.

"The portal will offer a platform for sharing best practices and generating discussion in teaching community," Patil said while launching the portal.

The initial phase of the portal, developed by Azim Premji Foundation with the National Knowledge Commission, envisages a space for teachers to express their ideas and share their thoughts.

"It also envisages beginning of a district-wise directory of resource organisations working in education, which will help teachers gain access to material and people in their area," said a statement issued by the president's office.

I consider this to be a step towrds unity and integrity.

lets make india the best..!!!