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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Nokia 500 is launched, 1GHz Symbian Anna Phone - faster, light and multicoloured

Nokia just launched a new generation low end touchscreen handset. Dubbed the Nokia 500 , it comes with the new generation 1Ghz class processors. Symbian Anna comes preloaded on the device.  The screen is a 3.2″ capacitive multi touch panel with nHD resolution. On the back , users can find a 5MP Autofocus EDoF/Fixed focus camera unit.

If you’re looking for a low-cost, full-function smartphone, then the Nokia 500 should meet your needs and more. As you can see from the pictures, this is a touch-screen phone.
Under the hood, there’s the 1GHz processor – allowing for plenty of oomph when you’re multitasking lots of apps or doing something extra-demanding. There’s 2GB of storage memory, plus the possibility of increasing this by a further 32GB using the micro-SD card slot. Like all our recent smartphones, it offers pentaband radio coverage so world travellers need never be out of touch, 3G data up to HSUPA speeds [that’s a whopping maximum speed of 5.8Mbps nowadays, by the way]. There’s also Bluetooth 2.1 and Wi-Fi b/g, as you’d expect. The phone measures 111.3 x 53.8 x 14.1mm and weighs in at 93g – lighter than any other Symbian^3 phone to date.

The Nokia 500 runs on a different (new) hardware family, compared to the earlier Symbian^3 devices. The Nokia 500's hardware family is lower cost, which, as you would expect, means some compromises have been made. The most important of these is in the processor specification. The Nokia 500 has a higher clock speed (1000 MHz ARM 11 versus 680 MHz ARM 11), but it does not have a 3D graphics co-processor.

In any case, the absence of a 3D graphic co-processor is the more noteworthy change. For example, it means the Nokia 500 cannot capture or play HD video and it may also limit the availability of some games for the device.

It’s also worth mentioning the battery, which despite the faster processor, still manages to pull off a very respectable performance. For us, that’s an absolute priority. The battery will see you through 5-7 hours talk time, 450+ hours in standby mode or up to 35 hours of music playback, if that’s your thing.

The Nokia 500 is available in black and white varieties, black first and then white before the end of the year. And there’s three different-coloured back covers in the box. More colours for these will become available soon – including purple, azure blue, pink, coral red, orange and dark silver.

Summarized Specs

  •     Symbian Anna with split screen keyboard
  •     1GHz Processor
  •     3G Data up to HUSPA speed
  •     111.3 x 53.8 x 14.1mm and weighs in at 93g – the lightest S^3 phone to date.
  •     450+ standby hours or 5-7 talk time hours.
  •     The back has 5MP.
  •     150EUR before taxes
  •     Available in Black and white fronts. It seems you have additional coloured back covers, green Blue as well as purple, pink, red, orange and dark silver. There’s also a hot pink. Not sure how that is different over pink.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Fake Yahoo Greetings leading to Phishing Page

I just got a mail from the address "greetings@yahoo.com"
To Adress was "card-39452073507@yahoo.com"
I may be in BCC

Mail was like

To view your eCard, choose from the options below.

Click on the following link.



Copy and paste the above link into your web browser's "address" window.

Thanks for using Greeting Cards on Yahoo.com

I copied and paste link URL it didn't work.. so I thought it's something wrong.. I didn't click direclty.. copied href link from the given text..

it's like


so it's so confusing link.. not only confusing but also a good try to hide original URL by keeping yahoo.com. something something as sub domain..

I read yahoo official greeting site about alerts.. They are saying..

"Security Alert: Yahoo! Greetings will never ask you to reset your Yahoo! Greetings account password through an email. If you receive an email requesting you to reset your password, do not open it or click on any links contained within the email. "
For more : http://www.yahoo.americangreetings.com/emailprotection/index.pd

so do not click on such page or provide username and password other than official login link of yahoo..

you may loose your account and also related information too..

Take Care while surfing.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

What's new with Android 4 Ice Cream Sandwich?

As all were waiting Android 4 - Ice Cream Sandwich, just announced on 18th Oct, 2011 (Tuesday) night by Google and Samsung at a press gathering in Hong Kong.

Android 4.0 operating system (OS) is also called dubbed Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS). This was unveiled together with Samsung, who will have the first phone equipped with ICS, the Galaxy Nexus.
While there are a number of new features in Android 4.0 stated here.

Different Look
The user interface is already starting to look dated, and HTC and Samsung in particular are doing a better job of creating alternative skins to make Android look more attractive and useful.


"People need Android ... but people didn't love Android," said Matias Duarte (former designer of WebOS), director of the Android OS user experience, explaining why the world's most popular smartphone OS needed a full redesign.
To put it another way, by observing what really works on the iPhone and Windows Phone operating systems, and what wasn't working on Android, Google's mobile development team made massive improvements across the board, and focused on making the experience consistent no matter where you might be in the environment. It's no longer a hodgepodge of unclear commands and clumsy screens.

Improved Lock screen

The lock screens now let users do more without unlocking. From the slide lock screen, users can jump directly to the camera for a picture or pull down the notifications window to check for messages. When listening to music, users can even manage music tracks and see album art.

Face unlock

Ice Cream Sandwich knows what you look like, and Face recognition lets you unlock your phone with your face. though face Unlock was unsuccessfully demonstrated by Matias Duarte, senior director of Android user experience at Google. He introduced the facial recognition feature as a means of unlocking the Galaxy Nexus or future Android 4.0 phones without needing to type in a PIN. "Face Unlock uses state of the art facial recognition," he said. "Ice Cream Sandwich literally knows our face."

Control over network data
Mobile devices can make extensive use of network data for streaming content, synchronizing data, downloading apps, and more. To meet the needs of users with tiered or metered data plans, Android 4.0 adds new controls for managing network data usage.

Android already had a better notification system than anyone else — a pull-down tray that most likely inspired the one now found in iOS 5. But they made it better, letting you flick away notifications you don't care about, so you can save just the important ones for later. The latest version of Android provides a consistent and well thought out user experience, unifies the platform for both tablets and phones.

It's been killing phone reviewers that we can't share Android screenshots simply, the way we can on iOS devices. Well, now Android has the exact same screenshot capability, with a cute little Polaroid animation to highlight the action.

Improved Keypad and spell - checking

Minor improvements include better copy and paste, data logging and warnings and, at last, the opportunity to easily grab screenshots by holding down the power and the volume buttons.

The soft keyboard in Android 4.0 makes text input even faster and more accurate. Error correction and word suggestion are improved through a new set of default dictionaries and more accurate heuristics for handling cases such as double-typed characters, skipped letters, and omitted spaces. Word suggestion is also improved and the suggestion strip is simplified to show only three words at a time.

Voice typing
Android has had voice-recognition capabilities for some time now, allowing you to search by talking to the phone. This feature is now expanded so you can type by talking. If this works well, it will be a boon for those who have their hands full and need to send an email or text message urgently.

Android Beam for NFC-based sharing

Android Beam is an innovative, convenient feature for sharing across two NFC-enabled devices, It lets people instantly exchange favorite apps, contacts, music, videos — almost anything. It’s incredibly simple and convenient to use — there’s no menu to open, application to launch, or pairing needed. Just touch one Android-powered phone to another, then tap to send.

For sharing apps, Android Beam pushes a link to the app's details page in Android Market. On the other device, the Market app launches and loads the details page, for easy downloading of the app. Individual apps can build on Android Beam to add other types of interactions, such as passing game scores, initiating a multiplayer game or chat, and more.

Android's own Font
Android 4 sports a new type face called “Roboto” which was designed especially for high resolution screens like the one found on the Galaxy Nexus.

By putting a new emphasis on typography, Duarte is taking a page from Steve Jobs who credited a college calligraphy class he audited for the great looking text on the Mac and iPhone. Roboto is part of a magazine-like revamp to many of the redesigned Android apps, which now have “big bold pictures with giant headlines”.

Official Video by Google

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Fonts not showing up in MS Word : solved issue

Today while working in one of my network system. I found that fonts were not showing in word, while it was showing in Excel or any other office components. It's Windows XP Operating System with office 2007 installed.

I have checked 2-3 times by restarting word, restarting computer.. nothing worked.. at last "Googled" :-)

Found two things to do for solution

1. You may have insatalled generic text service 

System has attached virtual printer to print document when default printer is not available and it was set as default print.When I set the regular printer as the default then the fonts show up. :-)

So first you go to Control Panel and check printer list in printers. if you have generic text service as default printer. Alter your default printer. Fonts will be shown.

2. corrupted normal.dot file

You have normal.dot file located in your Application Data folder.
In XP it's at : C:\Documents and settings\<user name>\Application Data\Microsoft\Templates
In Vista + it's at : C:\Users\<user name>\Application Data\Microsoft\Templates
It is responsible for word to locate few basic things. it may get corrupted.

To resolve such issue
  • Close All instances of word
  • Locate normal.dot file in your C: drive
  • Rename the file from normal.dot to normal.dot.old
  • Open new word document. It will create new normal.dot file :-)

All fonts will be shown up.

Good Luck..

Friday, October 7, 2011

Microsoft Releases Hotmail App for Android

Anyone out there still using Hotmail? No ? That's great..
lol.. I was just kidding.. There must be many who are still using Hotmail.
All must be glad to know that Microsoft officially launched Hotmail Apps for Android.

Key features include

  • With push email get messages on your phone without delay
  • Synced calendar and contacts
  • View your folders in Hotmail, including sub folders
  • Send pictures from your phone using Hotmail
  • Supports multiple Hotmail accounts
  • Send, receive and view attachments

App Screenshots

It is compatible with Android 2.1 Eclair through 2.3 Gingerbread, but it is not yet available for Android 3.0 Honeycomb-based tablets. You can download the Hotmail for Android app for free from the Android Market now.

There’s push email, calendar and contact syncing, attachment support (both sending and receiving), and it’ll even support multiple Hotmail accounts should your multiple personalities stuck in the 1990s need to have their communications fix.

You can read more about app from