Sep 30, 2009

Dell Latitude Z starts at $1,999

Dell started to sell the new ultra-thin and sexy Dell Latitude Z notebook and offers already discounts. The Dell Latitude Z is the world's first ultra-thin 16-inch laptop that is less than an inch thin and starting at 4.5 pounds with a four-cell battery, which comes standard.

The Dell Latitude Z starts at $1,999, but you get right now $200 off in the Dell Store bringing the start price of the Dell Latitude Z down to $1,799.

For the $1,799 you get a Latitude Z with a 64GB SSD, Intel Core 2 Duo SU9400 CPU and 2GB RAM.

The cool wireless charging stand is included in the Latitude Z Business Package which starts at $2,397.

Sep 22, 2009

Tech Tip : USB Drive not working?

When i have mounted some unix box's in my win xp machine using Magic disk it has created various drives according to my request. But when i insert my pen drive (JetFlash TS4GJFV30 USB Device) it shows in the system tray but when i open My computer i am not able to find the device.

I have done the following to get it back, (choose any one)
1. Search for JetFlash TS4GJFV30 USB Device in and download the search result, install it then re-start.

2. Uninstall the Generic Volume from Device Manager (My computer->properties->Hardware->Device Manager)

Both worked for me :)

Sep 14, 2009

NY Times Website had a Malware

If you are a regular web reader of the New York Times, you need to exercise a bit of extra caution for the time being. The paper just issued a warning to readers that some malicious ads have found their way onto the esteemed paper's web presence. The attacks are likely the result of a malware scammer who is trying to spread his diseased software across the Internet.

The bad ads take the form of pop-ups that automatically re-direct your computer to various websites. You don't even have to click a thing. Thankfully, the Times believes that they have managed to kill the ads, but you should still exercise caution. If you visited today, run an anti-virus check on your computer.

Pop-up malware like this is usually relegated to the dark corners of the Internet. Warez sites and porn rings are often littered with programs like this, lying in wait for un-savvy users browsing without security. If you want to be protected, install a good pop-up blocker and make sure your anti-virus software is always up-to-date. And remember; nine times out of ten, a little vigilance is all you need.

Click here to see the warning message from NYTimes

Zune HD is the Future

Zune is going to be discontinued. If you want to pick one up while you still have the option, do so now. By the time the Zune HD goes on sale on September 15th most of the older models will be out of stock, and unavailable forever more. I think resting everything on the Zune HD's success or failure is actually a pretty clever move by Microsoft. If this device succeeds, the Zune has a future. If it doesn't, at least Microsoft can cut their losses without dumping more devices.

You can only get the black body if you order a Zune HD 16 GB version. The 32 GB version only comes in platinum. If you want different color options for either, you'll have to wait until September 15th. If you place your order on Zune Originals, you'll even be able to customize your device with additional color options or etchings.

Turn Your Bike Into A Generator : BioLogic FreeCharge

If any bike-riding hippies are reading this right now, I've got the perfect product for you. The BioLogic FreeCharge allows you to use your bicycle to keep your iPod, smartphone, GPS device, or what have you, charged up at all times. The picture shows an iPod being used, but anything you can power off of a USB hub will work.

The FreeCharge puts a dyno on your wheels that converts the energy of their movement into electricity. Your biking charges the battery within the FreeCharge, and that battery charges your device. When this thing hits in March, it'll cost $100, and BioLogic brags that it can recharge an iPhone up to full in roughly three hours.

New iPod Touch Has No Camera

The biggest disappointed (possibly the only one) from yesterday's Apple Event was the lack of video cameras in the new iPod touch. Apple only lowered the pricing and introduced a 64GB iPod touch. The new iPod nano got a video camera that can only record video and not take photos.

Apple is marketing the iPod touch as a gaming console and it was important to keep the price as low as possible. That is why there is no camera in the iPod touch. Apple just takes it's time to integrate a camera into the iPod touch, because it can. Apple almost matched the pricing for the Microsoft Zune HD and there is no other competition at least in the music player market.

For gaming Apple needs to compare itself to the Nintendo DSi (which sells for $169) and the Sony PSP. The small form factor of the touch is a win there. It is definitely a good direction for Apple to market the iPod touch as a game console

Sep 10, 2009

Find your Mobile phone’s serial number

To check your Mobile phone’s serial number, key in the following digits on your phone:[* # 0 6 #]without spaces it will show a 15 digit code on the screen. This number is unique to your handset. Write it down and keep it safe.

Should your phone get stolen?

You can phone your service provider and give them this code. They will then be able to block your handset so even if the thief changes the SIM card, your phone will be totally useless.

You probably won’t get your phone back, but at least you know that whoever stole it can’t use/sell it either.

Powerful tips to use Google search more effectively

Google search is the most popular search tool and the followings tips would help in search web pages using Google more efficiently,

1. Specify the search strings in double quotes. for example "Where is Jackson?"

2. Use google search as a Calculator. for example to know what is the result of 123*123 just type this in the google search you will get the answer as
123 * 123 = 15129

3. If you want to use Google search for searching RapidShare site for eBooks, Movies etc then you can specify the following search terms in search text box as,

PDF – inurl:pdf
MP3 – inurl:mp3
AVI – inurl:avi
RAR – inurl:rar

4. Google search can be used to find stock information of a stock symbol entered in the search text box. for example just type Microsoft in the search box to get the result of the stock details of Microsot.

5. OR operator can be used for searching "this or that" search. For example if you want to see web pages containing words cars or bikes then the search term has to be cars or bikes.

Change colour theme in Microsoft Word 2007

Microsoft Word 2007 can be configured with different colour themes. The default colour theme is blue.

1. Click the Word Options which can be seen from the below image,

2. This will take you to another screen. From there click Popular and Color Scheme. You can change colors to Black and Silver.

3. I have here changed the color to Black, which will look like this,

How to link a YouTube video in blogger

If you want to link a YouTube video in your blogger then logon to blogger admin section and
1. Click new post
2. In the body section just paste the youtube video link. something like this,

Here is a youtube video that i have used in my blog.

Sony Bravia

Sep 6, 2009

Sansa Clip+ MP3 Player from SanDisk

SanDisk has unveiled its latest MP3 player called the Sansa Clip+. The player is the follow up to the Sansa Clip and adds some welcome new features. The Clip+ adds a microSD card slot that allows users to enjoy the new slotMusic or slotRadio microSD cards.

The player is available with 2GB, 4GB, and 8GB of storage for $39.99, $49.99, and $69.99 respectively. SanDisk claims that the player is one of the best sounding MP3 players on the market and it includes a wearable clip.

The device has a 1-inch OLED screen and can sort music by title, artist, album, and genre. An integrated FM tuner is featured with 40 presets and a mic is built in for voice recording. The battery is rechargeable with up to 15 hours of battery life.

Sony Bravia (bouncy balls)

Sep 1, 2009

Repairing Windows XP in Eight Commands

1. Insert your Windows XP CD into your CD and assure that your CD-ROM drive is capable of booting the CD. Configuring your computer to boot from CD is outside of the scope of this document, but if you are having trouble, consult Google for assistance.

2. Once you have booted from CD, do not select the option that states: “Press F2 to initiate the Automated System Recovery (ASR) tool.” You’re going to proceed until you see the following screen, at which point you will press the “R” key to enter the recovery console: more

From Microsoft