Bharti Airtel, India's One of the Leading Telecom Giant has launched the much awaited 4G LTE service on 10th April in Kolkata Circle. There are no devices in India which can operate in 4G, hence Airtel has come up with a USB LTE Wireless Modem and a LTE Indoor Wireless gateway.

Features of USB LTE MODEM:
  • Can be connected to a compatible PC or LaptopMulti-mode data download capability
  • LTE network only with USIM.
  • A USIM card slot to insert a USIM in the device
  • A USB 2.0 connector to connect the airtel 4G LTE USB Modem to the laptop/PC.
  • A Micro SD Card Slot to use the airtel 4G LTE USB Modem as a memory stick.
  • An self-installing Connection Manager in the airtel 4G LTE USB Modem.

Features of LTE Indoor Gateway:
  • Data download with unbelievably high speeds
  • Multiple user access and multi-screen video chat (from different locations)
  • Built-in DHCP Server and NAT
  • Security serve: Comprehensive and robust security services. Provides instant protection that blocks potential security risks and intrusion attempts
  • Intuitive and convenient web-based management
  • Local management and maintenance services for your gateway


Plan Details
Plan name Rentals(Rs./month) Free Data(GB) Speed post FUP(kbps)
Breakfree 999 6 128
Breakfree MAX 1399 9 128
Breakfree Ultra 1999 18 128


For More Details visit http://airtel.in/4g
 
Facebook has just announced that it will acquire Instagram, the popular mobile photo-sharing service, for $1 billion in cash and shares. The social networking giant posted on the acquisition, its biggest yet, on its site, as well as on CEO and co-founder Mark Zuckerberg’s Timeline on Facebook.

PRESS RELEASE
MENLO PARK, CALIF.-April 9, 2012-Facebook announced today that it has reached an agreement to acquire Instagram, a fun, popular photo-sharing app for mobile devices. The total consideration for San Francisco-based Instagram is approximately $1 billion in a combination of cash and shares of Facebook. The transaction, which is subject to customary closing conditions, is expected to close later this quarter. 

POST BY Mark Zuckerberg ON FACEBOOK

INSTAGRAM BLOG POST 


Source: Facebook Newsroom and Instagram Blog
 
YouTube has included automatic 3D conversion for user generated vidoes uploaded in 1080p format. It initially let creators convert YouTube videos into 3D with a click. Now, the beta has been rolled out to everyone. Users simply select 3D viewing in the quality settings on the YouTube player.

YouTube uses a combination of video characteristics such as color, spatial layout and motion to estimate a depth map for each frame of a monoscopic video sequence. YouTube helps the system to learn video depth characteristics and apply them in depth estimation. The generated depth map and the original monoscopic frame create a stereo 3D left-right pair, that a stereo display system needs to display a video as 3D. Then, YouTube applies cloud computing scalability to break up a video into tiny chunks of data and process them in parallel.


 
One biggest problem with our mobile phones seems to be their battery life, mainly at a time where the mobiles are used for media and internet. It becomes necessary to recharge the mobile atleast 3 or 4 times a day.

So, I thought of sharing a tip to extend the battery life. Its called the Battery Calibration. Many would be aware of this, but for the few who are not aware, this would be useful.

STEP 1: Let the Battery drain till it is completely dead.
STEP 2: Charge the device till the battery is full.
STEP 3: Unplug the charger, as soon as the battery is full. (this is very important, since leaving the charger on, even after the battery is full can damage the cells in your battery)
STEP 4: After unplugging the charger, turn off your mobile, take the battery out and put it back (this step removes the statics from the battery)
STEP 5: Turn on the mobile and start using it.
STEP 6: Repeat these steps atleast for 3 days.

OTHER TIPS:
1. Charge your battery only when it shows the 'low battery' message. Avoid frequent charging.
2. Always charge the battery until it shows the battery full message.
3. Switch off power consuming apps and services like Bluetooth, GPS, WiFi etc., when not in use.
4. Always use the OEM chargers, avoid other brands or duplicate chargers.
5. Never leave the phone, charging overnight (we often do this), this might damage the cells.
6. The above steps are not only for mobile phones, it is for any Lithium-Ion batteries like Mobiles, Smartphones, Laptops, Digital Cameras, etc. 
 
All of us spend thousands of bucks for our gadgets. It would be terrible to lose one of those, not just because they are expensive but they also have our important information like contacts, personal images, wallet information etc. But many do not know that we can track and even recover the gadgets we lose without spending a penny. The following article shows how we can track the lost gadgets.

Laptops & PC: LocatemyLaptop
LocatemyLaptop (Windows 2000 and newer only) requires you to download and install a small software which installs in stealth mode - you'll never see it. To manage your registered laptop, you need to go to http://www.locatemylaptop.com from any computer and sign in to your account. Locatemylaptop is free for the most part - a free account lets you locate a single laptop on Google Maps. The only time you're really charged (US$ 3 per month) is when you need to use the service to remotely shred/wipe your data or get assistance from them to recover your property - but the paid plan can also be activated in the event that your laptop gets stolen - the small price you pay is well worth the added benefit. The paid (platinum) plan also lets you connect and track multiple computers from a single account.

MAC: Find My Mac
Find my Mac is an OS X Lion-specific service from Apple that uses iCloud. When you setup iCloud on your Mac, it automatically gives you the option to enable the Find my Mac service. Location services have to be enabled so that the location of the computer can be tracked accurately. In case of loss or theft, head to http://www.icloud.com, login with your Apple ID and it will display your computer's location on a map (it needs an internet connection). Select it, and you get the option to play a sound, send a notification message or remotely lock or wipe data from the drive. Keep in mind that once remote wipe is performed, your data is not recoverable and the computer cannot be located using iCloud again. You can also use the Find my iPhone app on iOS devices to locate, remotely lock or wipe your Mac.

iOS: Find My iPhone
Find My iPhone not only works with the iPhone, but also with the iPod Touch and the iPad. The free app requires you to have iCloud setup on your device with location services switched on. Head to http://www.icloud.com and sign-in with your Apple ID. 
The page will show you the list of devices associated with your Apple ID and their location on a map. You can remotely lock them, wipe data, play a sound on the device and display notifications on it (the devices should be connected to the internet). 
If you cannot access a browser, you can perform the same actions through the same app on any other iOS device.

Android: Avast Mobile Secuity
Avast offers possibly the most complete all-in-one security solution for Android devices and that too for free! It includes an antivirus scanner that scans local files and warns of malicious URLs, a built in app advisory (scans for apps with malicious intent), SMS & call filtering, SIM change notifications and a complete anti-theft and tracking service. A handy feature of the app is remote SMS commands - in case you can't find your device, you can trigger a siren, remotely lock or wipe data, display a notification or locate your device on a map - just by sendind an SMS to it with the correct keyword. The app hides so that it cannot be easily uninstalled.

Windows Phone: Find My Phone
On your Windows Phone, go to Settings, tap on Find my Phone and check the options that say 'Connect to these features faster' and 'Save my location every few hours'. Although this consumes a bit more battery. it allows for more precise tracking of your phone's location. When lost, head over to http://www.windowsphone.com and sign-in using your Windows Live ID. Go to My Phone > Find My Phone and from here you can map your phone's location, make it ring, lock it with a password, display a notification on it or erase the content remotely.

Blackberry: BlackBerry protect
Avaialble as a free download from BlackBerry App World, BlackBerry Protect not only keeps track of your phone's location, it also backs up settings and all your data to the cloud. If you lose or misplace your phone, go to http://in.blackberry.com/protect and log-in with your Black-Berry ID. Now from the browser, you can make the phone ring at full volume or see its location on a map. You can also lock the phone with a password or delete all the data. As an added bonus, BlackBerry Protect makes it easy to switch from one BlackBerry phone to another. Download and sign in to BlackBerry Protect on your new phone and it will automatically sync data associated with your ID to the new phone.

Prey project
What started off as a Windows-only open-source experiment has now grown to support computers running Mac OS X and Linux plus mobile devices running Android or iOS. Depending on whether you want to use it on a laptop or smartphone/tablet, you can trigger specific actions either by sending an SMS or by sending a command over the internet. On a computer, you can remotely grab a screenshot, use the webcam to take a photo of the thief or hide your data. On a smartphone, you activate Prey by sending an SMS. Then you can remotely track, lock, sound an alarm or display notification messages.

Source
 
Its a known fact that Consumer versions of Windows get five years of mainstream support, and business versions get an additional five years of extended support.

Under these guidelines, mainstream support for Windows Vista is set to end in less than two months, on April 10, 2012

But, now Microsoft has come up with an extension of support for Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7.

The Official Press Release    was issued in Microsoft Japan Website.

Later the change in the support dates were updated on  Microsoft US Website  

According to the new Support scheme, Customers with the most current Service Pack will get the support for 10 years.

Support end date for Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7 are as follows:
Windows XP -- 8 Apr 2014
Windows Vista -- 11 Apr 2017
Windows 7 -- 14 Jan 2020

    Madhan

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