Extract & Zip more...

Extract & Zip more...

It's easy for Windows users to forget that WinZip isn't the only file-compression utility in the world. Like its better-known competitors, the free 7-Zip unpacks a host of archive formats, including ZIP, TAR, GZ, and its own 7z format. Unlike WinZip, though, it can create TAR and GZ archives, which are commonly used on Unix and Linux systems.

The program's ability to shrink files was stunning. In our tests, 7z archives were up to 40 percent smaller then their ZIP equivalents, although compression did take longer, and the highest compression settings can hog system resources. Advanced options include the ability to create solid and self-extracting archives, and to adjust the compression level and password protection. The program also has a command line module. Though the main interface is overly simple and looks like it was designed for Windows 95, it's not hard to use and fairly self-explanatory. The context menu options, which include "testing" an archive, indicate that 7-Zip should be taken seriously.

The main features of 7-Zip

    * High compression ratio in new 7z format with LZMA compression
    * Supported formats:
          o Packing / unpacking: 7z, ZIP, GZIP, BZIP2 and TAR
          o Unpacking only: ARJ, CAB, CHM, CPIO, DEB, DMG, HFS, ISO, LZH, LZMA, MSI, NSIS, RAR, RPM, UDF, WIM, XAR and Z.
    * For ZIP and GZIP formats, 7-Zip provides a compression ratio that is 2-10 % better than the ratio provided by PKZip and WinZip
    * Strong AES-256 encryption in 7z and ZIP formats
    * Self-extracting capability for 7z format
    * Integration with Windows Shell
    * Powerful File Manager
    * Powerful command line version
    * Plugin for FAR Manager
    * Localizations for 74 languages
Click here to download this application.


Forget about your downloads...

Forget about your downloads...

We all have our own interests and hobbies, some are interested in music, some in films, some in softwares, and so on...
We have to download the files we like, as we will not get all things from others. Sometimes we are not interested in sitting front of or PC also.
Here the use of Free Download Manager(FDM) comes.
This software has more speed than the ordinary browsers. It also helps in resuming broken downloads.
FDM accelerates downloads by splitting files into sections and then downloading them simultaneously. As a result download speed increases up to 600%, or even more! FDM can also resume broken downloads so you needn`t start downloading from the beginning after casual interruption.
This download utility is surprisingly attractive and full-featured for a freeware product, and its operation couldn't be more straightforward. To download a file, just click a link in your browser or drag it onto the program's tiny, semitransparent window.

In our comparison tests, Free Download Manager beat out Opera's download manager 85Kbps to 53Kbps. Its automation features also are very good. Like other managers, it can automatically dial a modem, start a download, or shut down the PC. Unlike many of them, it also can change the number of connections depending on download speed, or disconnect and shut down the computer if a file is unavailable.

If you want to boost your download speed for free, this utility is certainly worth a try.

Download FDM ver.3.0 build 852 (6,4 Mb, setup) here.

You can also download FDM Lite version
FDM Lite version requires less size and lacks some functions (BitTorrent support, video conversion and upload manager) that can be downloaded and installed as plugins later.
Download FDM Lite ver. 3.0 (2,1 Mb, setup) here.


Make your internet searches fast.....

Make your internet searches fast.....

Everyone like to search in internet in maximum speed, but some times the low bandwidth of the net will not allow us to do so.
As Mozilla firefox is the best and commonly used browser, i like to to share some trics to increase the browsing speed in net.
Some add-ons are used for increasing the search speed in firefox.
Commonly used add-ons for this purpose are 'image block' & 'adblock plus'

Image block
Image Block adds a toggle button that conditionally blocks/allows loading of images on webpages. Blocking images results in faster browsing, especially helpful on handheld devices or slower connections like GSM/GPRS/EDGE dial-up etc.
click here to download it.

Adblock Plus
This add-on helps you to avoid all banners, advertisments, tracking etc...
Install Adblock Plus now to regain control of the internet and change the way that you view the web.
Click here to download it.
A short video overview is available here.


Download whatever you want....

BitTorrent (often abbreviated to 'BT') is a protocol that allows you to download files quickly and efficiently. It is a peer to peer protocol, which means you download and upload to other people downloading the same file. BitTorrent is often used for distribution of very large files, very popular files and files available for free, as it is a cheap, fast, efficient way to distribute files to users like you.

µTorrent is a BitTorrent client. A 'client' in this case is a computer program that follows the rules of a protocol. For example, HTTP (HyperText Transfer Protocol) is the protocol used to download web pages and other content - like this page - and your HTTP client (or browser) is the program you use to get those web pages. Some popular browsers include Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and Safari.

Just as there are multiple web browsers, there are multiple BitTorrent clients, and µTorrent is one such BT client.



TeamViewer is an excellent screen-sharing and file-transfer app that can be used to facilitate business collaborations, remotely access a another computer. Along with being free for noncorporate use, it gives users precisely the tools they need to share screens securely, send files with a minimum of hassle, control access rights, and even flip which user has control.

The options available while you're in control work smoothly. You can maximize the pane that the other computer's screen is visible in, as well as utilize several smart options from a drop-down toolbar in the center of the window. A big X lets you close the connection, while the Actions button lets you switch whose in control, disable remote input, and reboot remotely. The View menu hides options to adjust the screen resolution, the optimization toward speed or quality, and control multiple-monitor displays. New features that works just as effortlessly as the old ones include VoIP audio and video conferencing, and integrated teleconferencing. These features push TeamViewer a notch above the rest because they will work without requiring firewall reconfiguration.

When you log in, you're given an access code and a password. Sharing those allows your computer to be controlled by the level you set it to: remote support, presentation, file transfer, or VPN. The TeamViewer servers remember which computers you've connected to, so reconnecting to previously shared computers happens faster. TeamViewer also has a Web-based version, for remote connecting to home from public computer. Even the installation process is impressive. Users can toggle admin rights, can opt out of running at startup, and can opt into installing the TeamViewer VPN driver for more secure screen sharing. TeamViewer makes screensharing and file-sharing as fluid and unobtrusive as it should be, and is a must-have for the home or remote office user.

TeamViewer comes with many other features including:

File transfer which allows you and your partner to share files across your VPN.

Online status displays to find out when your family or colleagues are online.

Browser based access, so you do not need to install the client to control a remote computer.


Good news for all microsoft lovers... FREE Antivirus- "MORRO"..!!

Good news for all microsoft lovers...
Competing with the products sold by the avast, symantec, Kaspersky, the world's biggest software maker- Microsoft is going to launch its FREE Antivirus- "MORRO"..!!
Currently, Microsoft is testing the product with their employees. When the test completes, Microsoft plans to make a trail version of tht product & will be available for the general public from its site.
Morro is being introduced into the market after Microsoft’s commercial flop – Live OneCare 3 years ago. Microsoft had announced in November that it plans to burry that product suite and is gearing up to make a come back with the free Morro service by the end of 2009. We are still unsure about its exact launch date.

Windows Live OneCare will continue to be sold for Windows XP and Windows Vista at retail through June 30, 2009. Direct sales of OneCare will be gradually phased out when “Morro” becomes available.
According to Microsoft, Morro will offer basic features like fighting wide range malicious software including viruses, spyware, rootkits and trojans, making it comparable to low-end consumer products already existing in the market.
“Morro” will be available as a stand-alone download and offer malware protection for

    * Windows XP
    * Windows Vista
    * Windows 7 operating systems.
It sure will be very interesting to see how the features of Morro would compare against products from its competitors. Let’s wait and see!


VIPRE Antivirus

There are lots of anti virus software which are available in premium as well as freeware version. Among them, when i searched for some, I came across the anti virus software VIPRE Antivirus Software, which gave me a powerful protection from viruses, threads & spams. The software scored 5 star rating at download.com.

VIPRE antivirus is available for 30 days free trail with registration.

Some common features are as belows:

    * Does not slow down your PC
    * All-new technology: anti-virus
    * Advanced anti-root kit technology
    * Cutting-edge Proactive Protection
    * Full protection against email-borne threats
    * Ideal for Netbooks that need malware protection
    * No automatic credit card charge each year!

If antivirus you are using fails to detects the threat, then you can give a try to this new anti virus software. The best thing about the software, it is build to use minimum system resources i.e. you system will not get slow.  Many customers are satisfied with this anti virus software. i think you will too...


File transfer in orkut and iGoogle chat

File transfer in orkut and iGoogle chat

Have you ever wanted to quickly send a file to a friend who's online? Now it's easy! We're excited to announce that you can now share pictures, documents, and other files with your friends while chatting in orkut and iGoogle.
To give it a try you don't need to install anything, simply start a conversation with a friend and click Send a file... in the 'Actions' menu: or you can drag and drop the file to the contact in Google talk.

This feature is also compatible with the file transfer functionality in the Google Talk downloadable software, so you can share files directly from the web with folks who use the desktop version.

File transfer is available in orkut and iGoogle only for now. We're working on bringing it to Gmail as well, and we'll keep you posted when that happens!


Nokia S40...

The Series 40 platform is the world's most widely used mobile device platform. Series 40 devices range from mass-market devices that provide many mobile consumers with their first experience of the internet to devices for specific market segments, such as music or fashion.

For developers, the promise made by the Series 40 platform is that of reach. Whether working with Java™ technology, Adobe Flash Lite, web technology, or mobile media content, the Series 40 platform offers a mass-market opportunity across the globe. And as the Series 40 platform evolves, increasing support for multiple runtimes is bridging the divide between mobile and desktop product development.

For Java developers, there is MIDP and CLDC technology, with an array of JSRs that provide additional location, communication, messaging, media, and graphics capabilities.

Media developers can deliver web, messaging, and Adobe Flash Lite content, as well as streaming video and audio, using the latest industry standards. The user interface of Series 40 devices can also be personalised with themes, animated screen savers, and wallpaper.

All this is supported by OMA DRM to protect developers' intellectual property.

The Series 40 is a fast-evolving mobile platform with industry-leading global sales. It creates unprecedented opportunities for developers to add value and reap rewards.

Java™ technology provides developers with a robust cross-platform development tool capable of addressing the most demanding enterprise and consumer application requirements.

The Series 40 platform provides developers with an wide array of additional APIs, these APIs enable developers to create applications that offer rich functionality with an engaging user experience. For example, APIs are available to access location information, secure data traffic, and manipulate media on many Series 40 devices. Details of the Java APIs in the various editions and feature packs of the Series 40 platform are found in the wiki article Java ME API support on Nokia devices.

The Java implementation on the Series 40 platform shares many common features with the implementation on Symbian. This allows developers to easily extend the reach of their applications to the entire platform range.

Adobe Flash Lite enables developers to deliver rich multimedia applications and content to Series 40 devices.

With support for Flash Lite 3, developers can create rich stand-alone applications and content, as well as animated screen savers and animated 'organic' wallpaper. Using fscommand2, Flash Lite content can access and control various phone parameters. Flash Lite applications can also initiate various actions, such as starting a phone call, allowing applications to take advantage of Series 40 devices' mobile connectivity.

Carbide.ui Series 40 Theme Edition is a tool for creating visual themes for devices built on the Series 40 platform. Using Carbide.ui, designers can create comprehensive themes that consumers will find visually rich and engaging.

Carbide.ui enables developers to link in their chosen Adobe Flash-, vector-, bitmap-, and audio-editing software so that theme content can be edited easily. The Referenced Colors tool improves colour manipulation by linking any colour used in a theme to a centrally defined colour. When a referenced colour is changed, all linked colours change as well. Working with complex themes is supported with workflow tools and a library function. Once a theme is complete, settings for packaging and OMA DRM protection are required once, after which packaging, protection, and transfer of the theme to a device is a single step.
Series 40 is a software platform and application user interface (UI) software on Nokia's broad range of mid tier mobile devices. It is the world's most widely used mobile device platform and found in hundreds of millions of devices
It provides communication applications such as telephone, messaging, email client with POP3 and IMAP4 capabilities and Web browser; media applications such as camera, video recorder, music/video player and FM radio; and phonebook and other personal information management (PIM) applications such as calendar and tasks.
The integrated web browser can access most web content through the service provider's XHTML/HTML gateway. The latest version of Series 40, called Series 40 6th Edition, introduced a new browser based on the WebKit open source components WebCore and JavaScriptCore. The new browser delivers support for HTML 4.01, CSS2, JavaScript 1.5, and Ajax.
Support for SyncML synchronization with external services of the address book, calendar and notes is present. However with many S40 phones, these synchronization settings must be sent via an OTA text message.
Series 40 is an embedded software platform that is open for software development via standard or de-facto content and application development technologies. It supports Java MIDlets, i.e. Java MIDP and CLDC technology, which provide location, communication, messaging, media, and graphics capabilities.[3] S40 also supports Flash Lite applications.
Series 40 uses a simpler operating system than the higher end S60 (which is based on the multi-tasking Symbian OS). Because S40 devices do not support true multi-tasking and do not have a native code API for third parties, its user interface may appear to be more responsive and faster than other Nokia platforms
The first Series 40 devices (introduced in 2002) had only 128x128 pixel large displays. Over the years, the S40 UI has evolved from a low resolution, black-and-white UI to a high resolution color UI with an enhanced graphical look. The third generation of Series 40 that became available in 2005 introduced support for devices with resolutions as high as QVGA (240x320).[6] It is possible to customize the look-and-feel of the UI via comprehensive themes
Some of the Nokia Series 40 devices are:
    * Nokia-1680 Classic-5th edition
    * Nokia-2220 Slide-5th edition FP1
    * Nokia-2320 Classic-5th edition
    * Nokia-2323 Classic-5th edition FP1
    * Nokia-2330 Classic-5th edition FP1
    * Nokia-2355-1st edition
    * Nokia-2600 classic-5th edition
    * Nokia-2610-2nd edition
    * Nokia-2626-2nd edition
    * Nokia-2630-5th edition
    * Nokia-2650
    * Nokia-2660-5th edition
    * Nokia-2680 slide-5th edition FP1
    * Nokia-2690-5th edition FP1
    * Nokia-2700 Classic-5th edition FP1
    * Nokia-2720 Fold-5th edition FP1
    * Nokia-2730 Classic-5th edition FP1
    * Nokia-2760-5th edition
    * Nokia-2855-2nd edition
    * Nokia-2865-3rd edition
    * Nokia-2865i-3rd edition
    * Nokia-3100
    * Nokia-3105
    * Nokia-3108
    * Nokia-3109 Classic-3rd edition FP2
    * Nokia-3110 Classic-3rd edition FP2
    * Nokia-3110 evolve-3rd edition
    * Nokia-3120
    * Nokia-3120 classic-5th edition FP1
    * Nokia-3125
    * Nokia-3152
    * Nokia-3155
    * Nokia-3155i
    * Nokia-3200
    * Nokia-3205
    * Nokia-3220
    * Nokia-3280 Classic-5th edition
    * Nokia-3300
    * Nokia-3300 Americas
    * Nokia-3500 Classic-3rd edition
    * Nokia-3510i
    * Nokia-3530
    * Nokia-3555-5th edition
    * Nokia-3585i
    * Nokia-3586
    * Nokia-3586i
    * Nokia-3587
    * Nokia-3587i
    * Nokia-3595
    * Nokia-3600 slide-5th edition
    * Nokia-3610 fold-5th edition
    * Nokia-3710 Fold-6th edition
    * Nokia-3720 Classic-6th edition
    * Nokia-5000-5th edition
    * Nokia-5070-2nd edition
    * Nokia-5100
    * Nokia-5130 Xpress Music-5th edition
    * Nokia-5140
    * Nokia-5140i-2nd edition
    * Nokia-5200-3rd edition
    * Nokia-5220 Xpress Music-5th edition
    * Nokia-5300 Xpress Music-3rd edition
    * Nokia-5310 Xpress Music-5th edition
    * Nokia-5330-6th edition
    * Nokia-5610 Xpress Music-5th edition
    * Nokia-6010
    * Nokia-6012
    * Nokia-6015
    * Nokia-6015i
    * Nokia-6020
    * Nokia-6030-2nd edition
    * Nokia-6060
    * Nokia-6070-2nd edition
    * Nokia-6080-2nd edition
    * Nokia-6085-3rd edition
    * Nokia-6086-3rd edition
    * Nokia-6100
    * Nokia-6101-2nd edition
    * Nokia-6102-2nd edition
    * Nokia-6102i-3rd edition
    * Nokia-6103-2nd edition
    * Nokia-6108
    * Nokia-6111-3rd edition
    * Nokia-6125-3rd edition
    * Nokia-6126-3rd edition
    * Nokia-6131 NFC-3rd edition
    * Nokia-6131-3rd edition
    * Nokia-6133-3rd edition
    * Nokia-6136-3rd edition
    * Nokia-6151-3rd edition
    * Nokia-6152
    * Nokia-6155
    * Nokia-6155i
    * Nokia-6165-3rd edition
    * Nokia-6170
    * Nokia-6200
    * Nokia-6208 Classic-5th edition
    * Nokia-6212 Classic-5th edition
    * Nokia-6216 Classic-5th edition
    * Nokia-6220
    * Nokia-6225
    * Nokia-6230-2nd edition
    * Nokia-6230i
    * Nokia-6233-3rd edition
    * Nokia-6234-3rd edition
    * Nokia-6235
    * Nokia-6235i
    * Nokia-6255
    * Nokia-6260 slide-6th edition
    * Nokia-6263-5th edition
    * Nokia-6265-3rd edition
    * Nokia-6265i-3rd edition
    * Nokia-6267-5th edition
    * Nokia-6270-3rd edition
    * Nokia-6275-3rd edition
    * Nokia-6275i-3rd edition
    * Nokia-6280-3rd edition
    * Nokia-6282-3rd edition
    * Nokia-6288-3rd edition
    * Nokia-6300-3rd edition
    * Nokia-6300i-5th edition
    * Nokia-6301-5th edition
    * Nokia-6303 Classic-6th edition
    * Nokia-6500 Classic-5th edition
    * Nokia-6500 Slide-5th edition
    * Nokia-6555-5th edition
    * Nokia-6585
    * Nokia-6600 fold-5th edition
    * Nokia-6600 slide-5th edition
    * Nokia-6600i Slide-5th edition
    * Nokia-6610
    * Nokia-6610i
    * Nokia-6650
    * Nokia-6651
    * Nokia-6700 Classic-6th edition
    * Nokia-6750 Mural-6th edition
    * Nokia-6800
    * Nokia-6800
    * Nokia-6810
    * Nokia-6820
    * Nokia-6822
    * Nokia-7020-6th edition
    * Nokia-7070 prism-5th edition
    * Nokia-7100 supernova-5th edition
    * Nokia-7200
    * Nokia-7210
    * Nokia-7210 supernova-5th edition
    * Nokia-7230
    * Nokia-7250
    * Nokia-7250i
    * Nokia-7260
    * Nokia-7270
    * Nokia-7310 supernova-5th edition
    * Nokia-7360-2nd edition
    * Nokia-7370-3rd edition
    * Nokia-7373-3rd edition
    * Nokia-7390-3rd edition
    * Nokia-7500 Prism-5th edition
    * Nokia-7510 supernova-6th edition
    * Nokia-7600
    * Nokia-7610 supernova-5th edition
    * Nokia-7900 Prism-5th edition
    * Nokia-8600 Luna-3rd edition
    * Nokia-8800
    * Nokia-8800 Arte-5th edition
    * Nokia-8800 Crabon arte-5th edition
    * Nokia-8800 Glod arte-5th edition
    * Nokia-8800 Sirocco-3rd edition
    * Nokia-8801-2nd edition
    * Nokia-8910i
    * Nokia-X3-6th edition


Carbide.ui Theme Edition 3.4

Carbide.ui Theme Edition enables the S60 and Series 40 UIs to be customized with full WYSIWYG layout and without the need for layout definition, coding, or specialized mobile-design experience.

Carbide.ui has been designed with the creative professional in mind. It enables the S60 and Series40 UIs (user interface) to be customized with full WYSIWYG layout and without the need for layout definition, coding, or specialized mobile-design experience. In addition, Carbide.ui can be integrated with a wide range of creative graphic and audio packages, enabling designers to work with their favorite tools.

Carbide.ui Theme Edition enables creation of S60 Audio themes. Audio themes are supported on some of the S60 3rd Edition, Feature Pack 1 and later devices, such as the Nokia 5700 XpressMusic phone.

Once a theme has been created, Carbide.ui can be used to package the theme into an installation file and prepare it for Open Mobile Alliance (OMA) digital rights management (DRM) protection, if required, after which it will be ready for deployment to devices.

Supported Platforms:

Series40 3rd Edition;
Series40 5th Edition;
Series40 5th Edition, Feature Pack 1;
S60 2nd Edition;
S60 2nd Edition, Feature Pack 1;
S60 2nd Edition, Feature Pack 2;
S60 2nd Edition, Feature Pack 3;
S60 3rd Edition;
S60 3rd Edition, Feature Pack 1;
S60 3rd Edition, Feature Pack 2;
S60 5th Edition.

Here are some key features of "Carbide.ui Theme Edition":

· Creation of graphical and Audio theme packages.
· Use of ready-made and customized components.
· Editing of existing themes (packaged S60 themes cannot be edited; the source files are required).
· Importing of existing themes.
· Viewing of all colors or only common colors in the Layers view for multiple selections of Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) images, with the Colorize feature.
· User-controllable automatic selection of a component in the Component view to match an item selected in the Editor view, through the Synchronization with Selection in Editor option.
· Support for Series40 themes.
· Support for S60 Audio themes.
· New look and feel of the Resource view.
· Copying of file-system folders to apply customization to all elements in a theme at once, using Menu Edit > Paste element(s). Element IDs are resolved based on file name.
· Colors that can be referenced and multiple colors that can be changed in one step.
· Referenced Colors view that supports drag-and-drop features for colorizing theme and SVG elements.
· SVG-thumbnail support in the File dialog box.
· Ability to switch the phone display simulation in the Editor among all supported resolutions and orientations.
· A plug-in feature that allows phone-specific layouts and new customizable components to be plugged into Carbide.ui.
· Support for additional S60 theme elements, including: Nine-piece-bitmap-graphics support for call handling, Calculator buttons, Idle volume control.
· Improved performance.


· Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 3; Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 3; or any version of Microsoft Windows Vista.
· 512 MB of RAM (1 GB of RAM is recommended).
· 512 MB of RAM.
· 430 MB of free disk space.
· 1.5-GHz processor (a 2.8-GHz processor is recommended).
· A display supporting 16-bit color (24-bit color support recommended) at 1280 x 1024 pixels.
· A sound card is recommended.

What's New in This Release: [ read full changelog ]

· Microsoft Windows Vista support.
· Series 40 theme templates.
· Series 40 Skins resource.
· Series 40 Font Colors.
· Additional components for S60 3rd Edition, Feature Pack 2 themes.
· S60 5th Edition example themes.


VSO Image Resizer

Display dimensions of mobile phones & ipods changes by its model.
Suppose we have some good images in our PC and we like it very much.
We like to use that images un our mobile or other devices.
As the computer images are very big in memory size and pixel, the mobile phone may not support that type of images.
Here the use of this software comes.
By using this software, we can re-size images according to our mobile phone's display dimension.
The most important speciality of this application is that it can re-size bulk images at a time.
We can convert the images to other formats while Re-sizing is another speciality of this application.


Trying to hide a folder....?

Your computer may be in office, school or in your home. and you may have some files personal to you.
You want to hide that files in your computer.
Here is is trick to hide your personal folders without the help of any hiding softwares.
Just do the following tricks:

1. Make a Folder in C drive rename it as "abc" without quotes.
2. Now open Command Prompt from Start Menu.
3. Type "attrib +s +h C:\abc" without quotes and press enter.
4. This command will Make your folder invisble and it can not be seen even in hidden files and folders
5. To make it visible again type "attrib -s -h C:\abc"
6. You can lock any other folder also by changing the location C:\abc to address of your folder.


Charge your mobile phone upto 50% without charger.

Charge Your Battery Up to 50% Without Charger
 Now imagine your cell phone cell battery is very low. To activate your phone and tap into the phone's hidden battery power, press the keys * 3 3 7 0 #. Your cell phone miraculously will restart with this reserve power and the cell phone will register a 50% increase in battery charge. This reserve power will get charged when you charge your cell phone next time.

NOTE: This secret code may not work on all mobile phones.


A great news for all SMS freaks...

Yes!! This is a great news for all SMS freaks..
Now you need not take the pain of spending account balance & forwarding the same SMS messages to all your friends.
Just register in this website http://smsgupshup.com and store all your friend’s contact there.
This website takes care of the work of sending the same SMS message to everyone in your contacts.
And this is not all, you can even subscribe with a host of SMS alerts available on their category.
And the best part is, you need not even spend a single rupee for sending this group SMS


No need to panic if your mobile phone gets dropped in water...

Hey.... Now, there is no need to panic if your mobile phone gets dropped in water or became wet because of the rain.
Be cool and follow these steps...

1st step : straight away get into action and remove every cover and detachable part you possibly can like memory card, crystal cover, the SIM card, battery and back cover, etc. Now use a tissue paper or a light cotton cloth to blot away water you can see inside of the phone and be sure to remove as much as you can.
Otherwise, all this water will start spreading and moving to other parts of the mobile and Valuable IC's may be damaged.

Your phone may work now if it was only submerged for a short period of time in water. If else folww these 2 steps also...

2nd step : Take a hairdryer and start drying your phone paying extra attention to the ICs, SIM & memory card slots, battery housing as this normally has small holes which allow air into the phone.

A warning: Don’t hold the hair dryer too close to the phone. Keep it at a distance whereby if you put your hand in front of the hair dryer it would not burn you. Bringing it closer could damage your phone’s electrical components and covers.

If 20-30 minutes of this doesn’t work – go to 3rd step.


3rd Step : By putting it in a warm dry place or in front of the fan, allow the water to slowly evaporate and escape through the holes in the phone by removing the covers and battery.


Sony Sound Forge 10 Pro

Sound Forge™ Pro 10 software efficiently and reliably provides audio editors and producers complete control over all aspects of audio editing and mastering. Whether in the studio or field, it's the ultimate all-in-one production suite for professional audio recording and mastering, sound design, audio restoration, and Red Book CD creation. New features in Sound Forge Pro 10 include precise event-based editing, integrated disc-at-once CD burning, musical instrument file editing and processing, and pristine audio conversion and time stretching. See all the Sound Forge Pro 10 new features on our technical specifications page.

Pristine sound quality
Sound Forge Pro 10 software supports full resolution 24-bit and 32-bit/64-bit float 192 kHz files for the ultimate in audio fidelity. Capture the subtle overtones and nuances of instruments, vocals, and effect changes. Additionally, Sound Forge Pro 10 software includes industry-leading iZotope MBIT+™ Dither (bit-depth conversion) and 64-Bit SRC™ (sample rate conversion) for the highest in audio quality.
More General Features

Precise audio editing
Edit mono, stereo, and multichannel audio files (up to 32 channels) down to the sample level. Use familiar Windows commands to cut, copy, paste, mix, and crossfade audio. Perform precise event editing and create fades, crossfades, and mix audio with ease. Drag and drop audio between channels and work on one file while processing others in the background.
More About Editing and Workflow

Powerful audio recording
Sound Forge Pro 10 software has a complete set of tools for recording audio. Record straight into your sound card or use the Record Timer to begin and end a session at a specific time and date. Alternatively, you can start recording when a certain audio threshold is reached with Threshold Record Triggering. You can also record and edit multichannel audio files as easily as stereo files.
More About Recording and Playback
Sound Forge Record dialog

Includes tools for sound design and mastering

In addition to Sound Forge Pro 10 software, this comprehensive audio production suite includes the Noise Reduction 2 plug-ins to fix common audio problems such as tape hiss, camera hum, clicks, and pops, powerful Spectrum Analysis tools for analyzing audio, and the Mastering Effects Bundle 2 powered by iZotope™, a collection of six professional audio plug-ins. Sound Forge Pro 10 software also includes integrated disc-at-once (DAO) CD mastering for producing Red Book audio CDs.

Sound Forge Pro 10 system requirements

    * Microsoft® Windows® XP (SP2 or later), Windows Vista® (SP2 or later), or Windows 7
    * 1 GHz processor
    * 350 MB hard-disk space for program installation
    * 512 MB RAM
    * Windows-compatible sound card
    * DVD-ROM drive (for installation)
    * Supported CD-recordable drive (for CD burning)
    * Microsoft DirectX® 9.0c or later
    * Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0


Adobe released Photoshop CS5...

Adobe revealed that details pertaining its upcoming Creative Suite 5 will be shared with the world during a global online event held on Monday, April 12th (starting at 8 a.m. PST/11 a.m. EST). During the broadcast, Adobe will unveil the new features of both Photoshop, and its new CS Live online offering.
Adobe released Photoshop CS5 with some impressive new features for photographers. I'll cover them in more depth in tomorrow's TDS podcast. But here's a quick preview of what's hot in this latest version.

    * 64-bit support for Macs, but you need to have an Intel Mac to run CS5.
    * Paint on Sharpen tool gives you localized control.
    * Content Aware Fill - really terrific for finishing off panoramas.
    * Lens correction built in.
    * Great noise reduction.
    * Terrific new HDR Pro, really nice.
    * New processing engine for ACR.
    * Mini Bridge, provides image browsing in the Photoshop interface.

Prices for upgrade are $199 for Photoshop CS5 and $349 for Photoshop CS5 Extended.


NOKIA 5800 Wallpapers for geeks...


Did you forget your memory card's password...?

Forgetting is natural thing, as we are human beings. Forgeting passswors is a big loss in our life.
Most of us try to protect our mobile phones, computer, memory card, etc.. with passwords. But there is a chance to forget that.
Here is a trick to unlock your locked memory card. I hope this will be useful to you when you forget your memory cards password.

Its very easy to do that.
First connect your memory card with any computer using phone or by a card reader.
Then, from 'my computer' right click that card and format that card in FAT as File system, not FAT32.
Now your card is unlocked.


Lets go through the mobile OS....

Symbian is an operating system (OS) designed for mobile devices and smartphones,
with associated libraries, user interface, frameworks and reference implementations of common tools,
originally developed by Symbian Ltd.

In 2008, the former Symbian Software Limited was acquired by Nokia and a new independent non-profit organisation called
the Symbian Foundation was established.
Symbian OS and its associated user interfaces S60, UIQ and MOAP(S) were contributed by their owners to the foundation with
 the objective of creating the Symbian platform as a royalty-free,
open source software. The platform has been designated as the successor to Symbian OS,
following the official launch of the Symbian Foundation in April 2009.
The Symbian platform was officially made available as open source code in February 2010.[3]

Symbian features pre-emptive multitasking and memory protection, like other operating systems (especially those created for use on desktop computers).
EPOC's approach to multitasking was inspired by VMS and is based on asynchronous server-based events.

Symbian OS was created with three systems design principles in mind:

    * the integrity and security of user data is paramount,
    * user time must not be wasted, and
    * all resources are scarce.

To best follow these principles, Symbian uses a microkernel, has a request-and-callback approach to services,
and maintains separation between user interface and engine.
The OS is optimised for low-power battery-based devices and for ROM-based systems (e.g. features like XIP and re-entrancy in shared libraries).
 Applications, and the OS itself, follow an object-oriented design: Model-view-controller (MVC).

Later OS iterations diluted this approach in response to market demands,
notably with the introduction of a real-time kernel and a platform security model in versions 8 and 9.

There is a strong emphasis on conserving resources which is exemplified by Symbian-specific programming idioms such as descriptors and a cleanup stack.
There are similar techniques for conserving disk space (though the disks on Symbian devices are usually flash memory).
Furthermore, all Symbian programming is event-based, and the CPU is switched into a low power mode when applications are not directly dealing with an event.
This is achieved through a programming idiom called active objects. Similarly the Symbian approach to threads and processes is driven by reducing overheads.

The Symbian kernel (EKA2) supports sufficiently-fast real-time response to build a single-core phone around it—that is,
a phone in which a single processor core executes both the user applications and the signalling stack[5].
This is a feature which is not available in Linux[citation needed]. This has allowed Symbian EKA2 phones to become smaller, cheaper and more power efficient than their predecessors[citation needed].


Are you trying to hide a folder on your mobile...?

Most of us have our own personal files in our mobile phones.
but when our relatives or friends take our phone, they will see our personal files in our personal folders.
Here are some tricks to hide your folders without any external softwares but with nokia phones only..

select the folder you want to hide.
Rename that folder as you like but it should end with .otb or .ota
Then arrange all folders to grid.
Now you cant see the folder you renamed.
but it is there as a folder with hidden icon.


After the N & E series, nokia proudly released its X series phone X6.

Nokia X6

After the N & E series, nokia proudly released its X series phone X6. It is released along with its smaller sister the Nokia x3. Both these phones looks same.
It appears that the x series of phones is a development on the xpressmusic series.
The nokia x6 is a nice step up from the existing nokia 5800 xpressmIts slimmer than the 5800,
the Nokia x6 has modified one of the weaknesss of the 5800 and upgraded the in built camera to a 5 megapixel camera.
However the display screen is still 3.2” 640x360 pixel display as 5800 has.
When purchasing the Nokia x6 you can choose to have the normal version or the the version that “comes with music” allowing you unlimited music downloads.
The Nokia x6 comes with 32GB of non-expandable memory.
The Nokia X6 is a 3G phone with tri-band UMTS and support for HSDPA downloads at a maximum of 6 mbps.
Nokia promt it as a media player, being able to cope with almost all major video and audio formats.
There is a tv out port which helps you to share your data with TV & other monitering devices.
The web browser comes with Flash Lite support and the email client supports Microsoft Exchange and standard protocols.
The Nokia x6 is an S60 smart phone which does mean that new applications can be added in the future. Because of all these things we feel that the Nokia x6 is an improvement on the 5800.
We like its style and handability. The price tag might be a little too expensive for some.


Nokia introduces its cheapest 3G enabled phone- Nokia 2730

Nokia introduces its cheapest 3G enabled phone- Nokia 2730
The Nokia 2730 classic is a quad-band GSM and dual-band WCDMA device.
Key features of the device include a 2" QVGA active display, 32 MB ram, 2 megapixel camera, MP3 player, 3.5 mm AV connector, USB 2.0, Bluetooth 2.0 +EDR, Bluetooth stereo, Flash Lite 3.0 and MIDP Java 2.1 with additional Java APIs


While the existence of the Nokia C5 and the C6 has been confirmed.

While the existence of the Nokia C5 and the C6 has been confirmed, let us remind you that there was another C-Series handset that had made its presence felt in rumorsville not long ago. That's right. We're talking about the Nokia C3.

Well, in a recent development, the C3 has apparently cleared the FCC in U.S. The phone, which bears the internal model number RM-614, will soon see the assembly lines. The FCC website also has an image of the rear of the phone. It is clear by the looks of the phone that it is a low to mid-range segment device that would be targeted at emerging markets. It also appears wider than usual and might as well add a QWERTY keypad? But then, that bit is unconfirmed as of now. But then, it would make sense to have a QWERTY keypad on a phone that belongs to a series that focuses on social interaction and social networking.

Going by the naming convention, the C3 might just be cheaper than the C5. The latter also happens to be one of the cheapest Nokia smartphones currently available. Will the C3 beat it in the price wars? It also boils down to the fact that if this phone indeed gets a QWERTY keypad, it could be positioned above the C5.


Nokia’s First C Series Phone Unveiled – Nokia C5

After the N and E series phone, Nokia have now succesfully created its first ‘C’ series phone – Nokia C5.
It runs on the S60 3rd edition mobile Operating System and comes with some useful new features like:

    * Free walk and drive GPS navigation
    * Built in support for instant messenger
    * Ability to see friend’s status updates on the contacts section/phone book section
    * Expandable memmory up to 16GB
    * ARM 11 600 MHz processor
    * Supports MP4/H.264/H.263/MP3/WAV/eAAC+/WMA
    * Stand by Up to 630 h.


Nokia Preparing N8-00 12-Megapixel Smartphone

Out fo China comes the first blurry snaps of what appears to be Nokia's next N-Series phone, the N8-00 which will be the first one that actually runs on the new Symbian^3 operating system that comes with, amongst other things, multi touch.
Popular tech website IT168 has some pictures of the phone which should come with a 3.5-inch (or maybe a 4-inch one) capacitive touchscreen, a 12-megapixel camera with a Xenon flash, Carl Zeiss lens and autofocus, 720p video capture and HDMI output.
The phone, which some sources say might be called the N98, also has a microSD card and shares some similarities with the N900 tablet.  Like it, the screen is a 480x800 pixels model and it has a 1200mAh battery which slides out like the HTC Legend.
Interestingly, there is also a forward facing camera and one of the pictures show the N8-00 phone with a bright greenish colour scheme. We've also noticed that the camera doesn't come with a cover.
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On a sidenote, LG never released the Louvre GC990 12-megapixel camera which it showcased back in 2009 and Motorola has yet to come out with such a model.
 No release dates or pricing have been confirmed and no pricing as well. The phone is likely to target the two other 12-megapixel camera smartphones on the market; the Sony Ericsson's Idou and the Samsung Pixon M8910.


Nokia N97 black

Nokia N97 Black comprise some innovative applications which make them the perfect choice for most professionals and businessmen who require travelling frequently.
Both these handsets come equipped with host of the impressive functions and technicalities which helps the users to stay connected with others at every moment.
These mobiles encompass some of the latest technologies which make them able to provide utmost level of satisfaction while communicating, perform various tasks with ease, ensure faster internet connectivity, and get entertained with host of multimedia features.
Design Features: There are slight variations in dimensions and weight between Motorola Milestone and Nokia 97. Motorola Milestone has dimensions that measures 115.8 by 60 by 13.7mm and weighs about 165 grams including the battery.
The Nokia 97 Black has dimensions of 117.2 by 55.3 by 15.9mm and weighs about 150 grams. In terms of weight, Nokia 97 is lighter thanMotorola Milestone.
Great Networking and Connectivity Options: Motorola Milestone and Nokia N97 Black come with wide range of connectivity options as well.
The Motorola milestone has support for working with Class 12 GPRS with speeds of 32 to 48kbps, with Class 12 EDGE, 3G networks with HSUPA at speeds of 5.76 mbps and HSDPA with speeds of 10.2 mbps.
It also comes equipped with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and mini USB to provide more options on connectivity. The Nokia 97 on the other hand ha supports to operate on Class 32 GPRS, Class 32 EDGE, on 3G network with HSDPA at speeds of 3.6 mbps.
Other connectivity options include wireless internet, Bluetooth and micro USB port.


Hands on with Firefox Mobile for the Nokia N900

 Thanks to Mozilla we got our hands on a Nokia N900 for a few weeks and had the opportunity to give its new Firefox Mobile browser a thorough test drive. Firefox Mobile has a long development history that started in late 2008 when Mozilla announced its very early alpha browser first for the Maemo platform and then for the Windows Mobile platform. While the Windows Mobile version may have been abandoned, the Maemo version just came out of beta earlier this year and is still going strong. Despite its enthusiasm, Firefox Mobile is entering a very crowded mobile browser field that is dominated by Opera Mobile, Opera Mini and the built-in WebKit browsers found on the iPhone, Android, and WebOS handsets. With most smartphone platforms now rocking very capable browsers, how does Firefox Mobile stand up to the competition? Hit the jump to find out.


Nokia 7070 Prism

The Nokia 7070 Prism is a flip phone that is rather affordable and presentable. 
The Nokia 7070 Prism comes in a flip design. It is rather smart and nice with its individual style. The color scheme provides a black casing with a pink or blue incrustation. When you open the phone, it shows a keyboard with diamond cut shaped keys on it. The Prism’s keypad is tactile and easy to dial and type. We have not had the errors while inputting text and dialing numbers. The display of the Nokia 7070 Prism provides a 1.8-inch TFT screen that supports 65K hues, the screen resolution makes up 128 x 160 pixels. The display shows bright and natural colors, its graphics is sharp and vibrant. The size of Nokia 7070 Prism compiles 87.5mm x 44mm x 15.8mm. The phone is lightweight and compact, it provides a comfortable feel when you hold the phone in your hand. The Prism easily fits into the pocket.

There are a number of other features in the Nokia 7070 Prism. They include Currency Converter 11, Dictionary, To Do List, calculator, alarm, voice recorder, speaker phone, phone book for 1,000 contacts and so on.
The messaging service of the Nokia 7070 Prism is quite usual including text messaging (SMS), multi-media messaging (MMS) and messaging though e-mail. There is an opportunity of audio messaging.
What concerns the Internet connection, the 7070 Prism has a WAP 2.0 web browser with XHTML. The built EDGE of the Prism technology gives you an opportunity to transfer the data quickly via the GPRS technology. The phone has a Dual-band network.
The Prism offers Java MIDP 2.0 games for entertainment. The battery life of the phone makes up 5 hours of talk time and 20 days of stand-by time.
The Nokia 7070 Prism is a standard cell phone with a standard set of features that comes at an affordable price.


Lets know whats Autorun...


Autorun is a technology used to automatically start programs or enhanced content (such as video content on a music CD)
when you insert a CD or another media type into your computer. This is different from AutoPlay,
but the result is often the same: when inserted, the CD starts automatically by using a particular program.
Autorun is incorporated into the media types that use it, and you can't modify it.

When you try to play a CD or another media type that uses autorun,
AutoPlay asks you to choose an action to perform (for example, to play the autorun content or to skip it).


Beep codes

Beeps are emitted from the computer during boot process when some problem is encountered and
can be used vto trouble shoot a dead computer.
They indicate problems such as bad memmory, bad keyboard or bad mother motherboard.
Usually if you hear beeps, there is something really wrong and
you should immediatly turn off the computer and perform some troubleshooting.

POSt beeping Error general codes:

Bad mother board:
1 long & 1 short beep

Disk drive related problem/ Video card problem:
1 shor beep only

Bad video card:
1 long & 2 short beeps

Bad power supply:
1)continues beeps
2)non-stop short beeps

Bad memory:
3 short beeps


XPS Viewer

What is the XPS Viewer?

An XPS document is any file that is saved in the XML Paper Specification, or .xps, file format.
You can create XPS documents (.xps files) by using any program that you can print from in Windows;
however, you can only view XPS documents by using an XPS Viewer, such as the one included in this version of Windows.

When you click an XPS document, it opens automatically in the XPS Viewer.
There are several options for viewing and managing XPS documents in the XPS Viewer, including:

Saving a copy of an XPS document to your computer

Searching the document for a word or phrase

Zooming in or out to make text and pictures easier to read

Digitally signing the XPS document

Determining who can access the document and for how long by applying document permissions


A poem by Kamala Das.......


Driving from my parent's home to Cochin last Friday morning, I saw my mother, beside me,
dose, open mouthed, her face was ashen like that of a corpse and realized with pain
that she was as old as she looked out at young
Trees sprinting, the merry children spilling out of their homes, but after the security check,
standing a few yards away,
i looked again at her, wan, pale as a late winters moon and felt that old familiar ache, my childhood's fear,
but all i said was, see you soon Amma,
all i did was smile and smile and smile...

Kamala Das


Kamala das

Kamala das  (1934) was born in Malabar, kerala.
She is recognised as one of India's foremost poets.
Her works are known for their orginality, verstility and the indignous flavour of the soil.
Kamala Das has published many novels and short stories in english and malayalam under the name 'Madhavikutty'.
Some of her works in english include the novel 'The Alphabet of luust(1977),
a collection of short stories 'Padhmavathi the harlot and other stories'(1992), in addition to five books of poetry.
She is sencetive writer who captures the complex subtleties of human relationships in lyrical idiom, 'My mother at Sixty-six'.


Safe mode

What is safe mode?
Safe mode is a troubleshooting option for Windows that starts your computer in a limited state.
Only the basic files and drivers necessary to run Windows are started.
The words Safe Mode appear in the corners of your monitor to identify which Windows mode you're using.
If an existing problem doesn't reappear when you start in safe mode,
you can eliminate the default settings and basic device drivers as possible causes.
If you don't know the cause of the problem,
you can use the process of elimination to help you find the problem.
Try starting all of the programs you commonly use, including the programs in your Startup folder,
one by one to see if a program might be the cause of the problem.
If your computer automatically starts in safe mode without prompting,
 a problem with your computer might be preventing Windows from starting normally.
If you think the cause of the problem might be a recently installed program or device,
try using Recovery in Control Panel.


Creating strong passwords and passphrases

Tips for creating strong passwords and passphrases

A password is a string of characters used to access information or a computer.
Passphrases are typically longer than passwords, for added security, and contain multiple words that create a phrase.
Passwords and passphrases help prevent unauthorized people from accessing files, programs, and other resources.
When you create a password or passphrase, you should make it strong, which means it's difficult to guess or crack.
It's a good idea to use strong passwords on all user accounts on your computer. If you're using a workplace network,
your network administrator might require you to use a strong password.

In wireless networking, a Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) security key supports the use of a passphrase.
This passphrase is converted into a key that is used for encryption, which is not visible to you.
For more information about WPA security keys, see What are the different wireless network security methods?

What makes a password or passphrase strong?
A strong password:
 A strong passphrase:

Is at least eight characters long.

Does not contain your user name, real name, or company name.

Does not contain a complete word.

Is significantly different from previous passwords.
 Is 20 to 30 characters long.

Is a series of words that create a phrase.

Does not contain common phrases found in literature or music.

Does not contain words found in the dictionary.

Does not contain your user name, real name, or company name.

Is significantly different from previous passwords or passphrases.

Strong passwords and passphrases contain characters from each of the following four categories:

Character category

Uppercase letters
 A, B, C

Lowercase letters
 a, b, c

 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Symbols found on the keyboard (all keyboard characters not defined as letters or numerals) and spaces
 ` ~ ! @ # $ % ^ & * ( ) _ - + = { } [ ] \ | : ; " ' < > , . ? /

A password or passphrase might meet all the criteria above and still be weak.
For example, Hello2U! meets all the criteria for a strong password listed above,
but is still weak because it contains a complete word. H3ll0 2 U!
is a stronger alternative because it replaces some of the letters in the complete word with numbers and
also includes spaces.

Help yourself remember your strong password or passphrase by following these tips:

Create an acronym from an easy-to-remember piece of information. For example, pick a phrase that is meaningful to you,
such as My son's birthday is 12 December, 2004. Using that phrase as your guide, you might use Msbi12/Dec
,4 for your password.

Substitute numbers, symbols, and misspellings for letters or words in an easy-to-remember phrase. For example,
My son's birthday is 12 December, 2004 could become Mi$un's Brthd8iz 12124, which would make a good passphrase.

Relate your password or passphrase to a favorite hobby or sport. For example,
I love to play badminton could become ILuv2PlayB@dm1nt()n.

If you feel you must write down your password or passphrase to remember it,
make sure you don't label it as such, and keep it in a safe place.

 Creating stronger passwords and passphrases using ASCII characters
You can also create passwords and passphrases that use extended ASCII characters.
Using extended ASCII characters helps make your password or passphrase more secure by
increasing the number of characters you can choose from to make it strong. Before using extended ASCII characters,
make sure that passwords and passphrases containing them are compatible with the programs that are used by you or
your workplace. Be especially cautious about using extended ASCII characters in passwords and
passphrases if your workplace uses several different operating systems or versions of Windows.

You can find extended ASCII characters in Character Map. Some extended ASCII characters should not be used in passwords
Do not use a character if a keystroke is not defined for it in the lower-right corner of the Character Map dialog box.
For more information, see Using special characters (Character Map): frequently asked questions.

Windows passwords can be much longer than the eight characters recommended above.
In fact, you can make a password up to 127 characters long. However,
if you are on a network that also has computers running Windows 95 or Windows 98,
consider using a password that is no longer than 14 characters. If your password is longer than 14 characters,
 you might not be able to log on to your network from computers running those operating systems.


Latest Nokia Phones: Great Style with Great Features

The increasing demands of advanced features and high technology gave more energy to the top mobile companies like Sony Ericsson, Motorola, LG, HTC and Nokia etc to manufacture such a modern gadget which can meet the needs and demands of the mobile phone users. These companies are working hard to get the number one position. Nokia is front runner which comes with great phones with great designs all the times comprising wonderful features in it. Nokia has introduced N series as well as E-series mobile phones. The company is proud on both these series.
Nokia is well known for QWERTY keyboard which basically comes with handwriting recognition and other features which provide ease to the users in typing messages. The users can send messages in different formats such as SMS, MMS, email and instant messages. The email supports SMTP, SMTP and POP protocols.

Many of Nokia Phones comes with wide screen so that the users may fulfill their viewing desires with clarity.

As many of the companies are trying hard to add a nice camera in their manufactured gadgets, Nokia too did that. It�s all the latest phones are provided with an amazing camera to click awesome photographs as well as video footages. Generally, camera comes with other features as well as auto focus, dual LED flash and other features so that the users may enjoy nice photography anytime and anywhere.

latest Nokia phones are also famous for data connecting features. It comes with wide features to connect internet such as EDGE, GPRS, 3G HSDPA, Bluetooth, WiFi and USB technology. Not only this, the users can also access multiple websites such as Youtube, Facebook and Fliker etc.

The features which let you entertained all the times boasted to Nokia phones are music player, MP3, WMA, AAC, M4A, AAC+ and eAAC+. You can also drag and drop your personal music collection from PC to handset. The inclusion of FM radio and games etc. makes Nokia phones more valuable for the music freaks.


Nokia C3 Exists; Gets FCC Approval

While the existence of the Nokia C5 and the C6 has been confirmed, let us remind you that there was another C-Series handset that had made its presence felt in rumorsville not long ago. That's right. We're talking about the Nokia C3.

Well, in a recent development, the C3 has apparently cleared the FCC in U.S. The phone, which bears the internal model number RM-614, will soon see the assembly lines. The FCC website also has an image of the rear of the phone. It is clear by the looks of the phone that it is a low to mid-range segment device that would be targeted at emerging markets. It also appears wider than usual and might as well add a QWERTY keypad? But then, that bit is unconfirmed as of now. But then, it would make sense to have a QWERTY keypad on a phone that belongs to a series that focuses on social interaction and social networking.

Going by the naming convention, the C3 might just be cheaper than the C5. The latter also happens to be one of the cheapest Nokia smartphones currently available. Will the C3 beat it in the price wars? It also boils down to the fact that if this phone indeed gets a QWERTY keypad, it could be positioned above the C5.


Improve your computer's performance

Ways to improve your computer's performance

In this articleTasks that can help improve performance
View details about your computer's capability
Speed up your computer with ReadyBoost

Performance Information and Tools, the Windows Experience Index, and ReadyBoost all offer ways to help improve the performance of your computer.

Tasks that can help improve performance
Tasks in the left pane of Performance Information and Tools can help you improve your computer's performance.

To open Performance Information and Tools
Click to open Performance Information and Tools.


Adjust visual effects
 Optimize performance by changing how menus and windows appear.

Adjust indexing options
 Indexing options can help you find what you're looking for quickly and easily on your computer.

You can search more efficiently by narrowing your search to focus on those files and folders that you commonly use.
For more information, see Improve Windows searches using the index: frequently asked questions.

Adjust power settings
 Change power-related settings so that your computer resumes from power-saving settings more efficiently,
and adjust battery usage for portable computers.

Open Disk Cleanup
 This tool deletes unnecessary or temporary files on your hard disk so you can increase the amount of storage space
you have. For more information, see Delete files using Disk Cleanup.

Advanced tools
 Access advanced system tools, such as Event Viewer, Disk Defragmenter, and System Information,
that system administrators and IT professionals often use to solve problems.
You can also view notifications about performance-related issues and what to do about them. For example,
if Windows detects that a driver is reducing performance,
click the notification to learn which driver is causing the problem and view help on how to update the driver.
Issues listed at the beginning of the list are impacting the system more than issues listed further down the list.

View details about your computer's capability
The Windows Experience Index measures the capability of your computer's hardware and software configuration and
expresses this measurement as a number called a base score.
A higher base score generally means that your computer will perform better and faster than a computer with a
lower base score, especially when performing more advanced and resource-intensive tasks.

To view your computer's base score
Click to open Performance Information and Tools.

The Windows Experience Index base score and subscores for your computer are displayed on this page.
If you don't see subscores and a base score, click Rate this computer. 
If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.
If you recently upgraded your hardware and want to find out if your score has changed, click Re-run the assessment. 
If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.

The Windows Experience Index is used by other software makers,
so you can buy programs that are matched to your computer's base score.
For more information, see What is the Windows Experience Index?

To view detailed information about the hardware on your computer, such as processor speed,
the amount of random access memory (RAM) installed, and hard disk size,
click View and print detailed performance and system information.

Speed up your computer with ReadyBoost
ReadyBoost can speed up your computer by using storage space on most USB flash drives and flash memory cards.
When you plug a ReadyBoost-compatible storage device into your computer,
the AutoPlay dialog box gives you the option to use ReadyBoost.
If you select this option, you can choose how much memory on the device to use for this purpose.


system repair disc

Create a system repair disc

System recovery options can help you repair Windows if a serious error occurs. To use system recovery options,
you'll need a Windows installation disc or access to the recovery options provided by your computer manufacturer.
If you don't have either of those choices, you can create a system repair disc to access system recovery options.

To create a system repair disc
Click to open Backup and Restore.

In the left pane, click Create a system repair disc, and then follow the steps.
If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.

If you're prompted to insert a Windows installation disc,
it means that the files needed to create the system repair disc can't be found on your computer.
Insert a Windows 7 installation disc.


system image

What is a system image?

A system image is an exact copy of a drive. By default, a system image includes the drives required for Windows to run.
It also includes Windows and your system settings,
programs, and files.
You can use a system image to restore the contents of your computer if your hard drive or computer ever stops working.
When you restore your computer from a system image, it's a complete restoration;
you can't choose individual items to restore, and all of your current programs,
system settings, and files are replaced with the contents of the system image.

Although this type of backup includes your personal files,
we recommend that you back up your files regularly using Windows Backup so that you can restore individual files and
folders as needed. When you set up Windows Backup, you can let Windows choose what to back up,
which will include a system image,
or you can select the items that you want to back up and whether you want to include a system image.
For more information about setting up Windows Backup, see Back up your files.

If your computer contains several drives or partitions,
you can create a system image that includes all of them by following the steps in Back up your programs,
system settings, and files.


Signs of Infection

Signs of Infection

There are a number of signs that a computer is infected.
The following events are good indicators that a computer is infected with a virus:
Unexpected messages or images appear on your screen or you hear unusual sounds;
The CD/DVD-ROM tray opens and closes unexpectedly;
The computer arbitrarily launches a program without your assistance;
Warnings pop up on the screen about a program attempting to access the Internet, even though you initiated no such action;

There are also several typical traits of a virus infection through email:
Friends or acquaintances tell you about messages from you that you never sent;
Your inbox houses a large number of messages without return addresses or headers.
It must be noted that these signs can arise from causes other than viruses.

For example, in the case of email,
infected messages can be sent with your return address but not from your computer.
There are also indirect indications that your computer is infected:
 Your computer freezes or crashes frequently; Your computer loads programs slowly;
You cannot boot up the operating system; Files and folders disappear or their contents are distorted;
The hard drive is frequently accessed (the light blinks);
The web browser (e.g., Microsoft Internet Explorer) freezes or behaves unexpectedly
(for example, you cannot close the program window).




What is a driver?

A driver is software that allows your computer to communicate with hardware or devices.
Without drivers, the hardware you connect to your computer—for example, a video card or a printer—won't work properly.

In most cases,
drivers come with Windows or you can find them by going to Windows Update in Control Panel and checking for updates.
If Windows doesn't have the driver you need, you can usually find it on a disc that came with the hardware or
device you want to use, or on the manufacturer's website.


boot disk

What is a boot disk (startup disk) and why would I need one?

A boot disk (sometimes called a startup disk) was a type of removable media,
such as a floppy disk, CD, or DVD, that contained Windows startup files that your computer could use to start Windows,
 if the Windows system files on the hard disk became damaged or unusable.

In this version of Windows, you can create a system repair disc that contains the System Recovery Options menu.
This menu, also located both on your computer's hard disk and on the Windows installation disc,
contains special recovery tools that can help get Windows running again.


Recognizing dangerous file types

Dangerous file types

Dangerous file types are those that have the potential to contain viruses or spyware that might damage your
information or the programs on your computer.
The types of files that are considered dangerous are usually program files
(.exe), macros, or .com files. The vast majority of files with these extensions do not contain viruses.

However, when you download or receive these types of files in e-mail, you should not open them unless you
trust the source or you were expecting the file.

The following are the most common file name extensions used by e-mail viruses and other malicious software.
When you receive files with these extensions, save them to a folder on your computer and
scan them immediately with up-to-date antivirus software before opening them.

Most common file name extensions
The following table describes file name extensions that might indicate that a file is dangerous.

 Type of file


 MS-DOS program

 Shortcut to MS-DOS program

 Batch file

 Screen saver file

Some viruses use files with two extensions to make dangerous files look like safe files.
For example, Document.txt.exe or Photos.jpg.exe. The extension farthest to the right is the one
that Windows will try to open. It is extremely rare that a legitimate file would have two extensions,
so avoid downloading or opening this type of file.

There are files that are safer to download than program or macro files, such as text (.txt), or image
(.jpg, .gif, .png) files. However, you should still be wary of unknown sources,
as some of these files have been known to have specially crafted formats that can exploit vulnerabilities
in computer systems.