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A devoted and hard working software engineer striving to keep up to date with the latest inventions and technologies in the IT world. Likeness for writing is one of the reasons that brought me here. I relish and strive on facing challenges and coming out of them with flying colors.


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Dual Screen Netbook PC with Windows 7

By | November 28th, 2009

The technology world is full of surprises and always has something new to amaze us all. Don’t believe me? check this netbook out. A dual screen netbook has emerged onto the scene from a Japanese manufacturer company called Kohjinsha, and it has been named as Kohjinsha DZ series. This netbook features dual 10.1 inches widescreen displays with each having 1024×600 resolution, and 2048×600 resolution when combined. These two screens slide out left and right, resulting in an extra long centered display.

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Its Black Friday today! If you own an iPhone or an iPod Touch, then you must be wondering what kind of deals are up for your stylish Apple gadget. Many iPhone developers have announced special offers on their apps, which results in both free, or special discounts on these iPhone apps and games. We have listed down our favorites for Black Friday 2009.

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The 2009 holiday season is almost here. Many retailers have started offering specials offers and discount on popular product items. Whether you are planning to purchase items for yourself or for your loved ones as gifts, now is the right time to do it. Microsoft has come up with amazing Black Friday deals for this holiday season that you simply can’t ignore.

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Xperia X10 vs iPhone 3GS

By | November 25th, 2009

iPhone 3GS certainly is the most popular and hottest phone out there is, and with Sony Ericsson set to launch their Android based Xperia X10 in February next year, stage is all set for a yet another battle between an Android set with iPhone. We were obviously excited when Sony Ericsson officially unveiled the specs for Xperia X10, and so we just couldn’t resist, but to perform a head-to-head comparison between Xperia X10 and its contemporary, the iPhone 3GS. So here it is, a comparison chart which attempts to reveal the winner among the two high profile handsets.

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Xperia X10 vs Motorola Droid

By | November 24th, 2009

The impressive rate at which new mobile phones are entering the cell phone arena sometimes creates a state of confusion for consumers about which one to get. More often than not, they find themselves in a situation, where they are unable to decide which mobile phone to go ahead with. With Sony Ericsson set to unveil Xperia X10 early next year, it is surely going to bring some competition within the Android camp. Motorola Droid is at the moment at least the Android phone of choice followed by HTC Hero and the likes.

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Bing Wallpaper Downloader for iPhone

By | November 24th, 2009

Most of us know Bing not only as Microsoft’s decision search engine, but also as a search engine which changes its background image daily. And boy are these images beautiful. Not only are they beautiful, but they are images of the highest quality which is exactly the reason why you would want to have it as the wallpaper on your iPhone. Windows users already have a number of tools available at their disposal to download the latest Bing.com background image and set it as wallpaper on their PCs. And now with Bing Wallpaper Downloader app, you can do the same on you iPhone too.

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Google as expected, has announced its much awaited Operating system, Google Chrome OS. Google Chrome OS represents Google’s view point of what an OS should be like in this era. Originally announced back in July of this year, Google wanted to target its open source OS initially for netbooks users to provide them fast experience using reduced boot and startup time. Speed, security and simplicity will be the main aspects of Chrome OS.

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Today, the highly anticipated Microsoft PDC (Professional Developers Conference) kicked off in style in LA. On the first day of the conference, Microsoft Ray Ozzie hinted about the arrival of the IE 8’s successor, Internet Explorer 9. From what we have gathered from all the buzz about PDC on the Internet, Microsoft’s VP Steven Sinofsky will be announcing Microsoft’s plan for IE 9 tomorrow.

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Windows 7 Activation Hacked

By | November 16th, 2009

Despite Microsoft’s best efforts, Windows 7 antipiracy measures have been compromised yet again. Hackers have managed to crack the activation procedure of Windows 7 which does not even asks you to enter your product activation key for Windows 7. With this hack, users can use Windows 7 for as long as they want without having to enter any key.

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Sony Ericsson’s official page for the Xperia X10 has listed February 2010 as the expected launch date for its new Android-powered handset. This news shouldn’t come out as a surprise since Sony Ericsson previously made it pretty clear that X10 will hit the shelves in the first quarter of 2010. Xperia X10 is Sony’s first entry in the Android space which introduces a new user interface platform called UX (codenamed Rachel) and new apps dubbed Mediascape and Timescape. This new user experience attempts to provide a centralized spot for all your communications, allowing you to view your tweets, photos, emails and conversations from a single spot.

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iPhone that Runs Android. Sort of.

By | November 15th, 2009

For many, Android on a 3.5 inch capacitive multi-touch screen in an iPhone –like package will be a dream phone to have. This is what exactly a Chinese manufacturer has tried to do with APhone A6. APhone A6 is an Android powered iPhone clone boasting of a dual core processor, 2.0 megapixel camera and with an iPhone –like theme running on top of Google Android OS. It is believed to support multi-touch functionality which is kind of strange, given that it runs on Android 1.5 which doesn’t offer support for multi-touch screens.

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Motorola Droid vs HTC Droid Eris

By | November 12th, 2009

It has only been a week since the launch of the highly advertised DROID phones on Verizon – the Motorola Droid and HTC Droid Eris. Interestingly Verizon decided to launch both the handsets on the same day to attract different type of audiences. While it may have attracted some, it also generated a confusion as to which device was better than the other. Both the devices are equipped with all the hardware features that one would expect from them. This includes, a high resolution capacitive multi-touch screen, 5 mega-pixel camera and so on. Below is a quick rundown showing how the two Droid phones stand against each other.

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Remember Ultimate Extras from Windows Vista’s era? Well, it seems like some of those Ultimate Extras are going to make a comeback on Windows 7, but this time in the form of free apps. Paul has confirmed that Microsoft is set to release two popular games from Vista Ultimate Extras on Windows 7 via Games for Windows Live. What’s even more exciting is that these two games will be available free of cost and will run on all versions of Windows 7. A specific release date hasn’t been finalized yet. Games for Windows site states it as “coming soon”.

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Microsoft today has released an update to its Software Development Kit (SDK) for the most popular social networking site, Facebook. With Microsoft SDK for Facebook Platform 3.0, developers can build rich Facebook applications using Silverlight, WPF (Windows Presentation Foundation), ASP.NET, ASP.NET MVC and Windows Forms. The SDK contains samples, controls, templates, and help documentation for implementing a simple Facebook Connect functionality, to a fully functional desktop, mobile or a web application. According to a Microsoft spokesperson: “the goal is to enable .NET developers to quickly and easily leverage the various features of the Facebook Platform.”.

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In an interview held today, A representative of O2 UK has revealed that O2 will allow its customers to unlock their iPhone’s once other carriers starts offering them. Since Orange will start offering iPhone 3GS from tomorrow, its pretty clear that starting on 10th November i.e. tomorrow, O2 will allow its users to unlock their iPhone’s so that they can use it with any carrier. However the customers will have to abide by their existing contract with O2 if any.

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Those of you who own an official copy of Windows 7 from MSDN or TechNet may have faced a scenario where you wanted to install a different edition of Windows, only to find out that you will have to download a separate ISO file just to install your desired edition. Windows Vista had one ISO file installer for all the different edition of Windows. But with Windows 7, Microsoft changed this approach and started offering separate ISO files for each edition (Starter, Home Premium, Professional and Ultimate) of Windows. This creates an unnecessary strain on bandwidth when downloading, wastes space when archiving, and wastes time in general.

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Microsoft Zune Team today has rolled out a new firmware update, version 4.3 for Zune HD players. This update is the third revision since the Zune HD launch in September of this year. The latest firmware update brings support for upcoming 3D games and apps, along with other performance upgrades and bug fixes. Some of the changes that we have noticed in this new firmware update are listed below.

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How to use Macros in Word 2007

By | December 18th, 2008

A Macro is a series of commands which is recorded and stored as a single task so that it can be reused when required. When writing documents, there are certain tasks which are repetitive in nature such as author’s contact info etcetera, using a macro for such tasks can save you time.

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Have you ever wondered about how to create a table with the text required for the table already written in your document? Well think no more. The solution is quite simple.

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