Saturday, January 29, 2011

iPad comes to India

Apple's much awaited gadget iPad on 28thJan made its official debut in India. Available in six variants.
iPad will come in the range of Rs.27,900/- (16GB, Wi-Fi) &

iPad, Which was so far being available through overseas markets or in the grey market, is likely to gain popularity in India as more private operators introduce their 3G services, providing better internet surfing and download spee for the gadget users.

Friday, January 28, 2011

How to Install google-talk voice and video on Opensuse (Linux)

Google has released voice&video chat plugin for rpm and Debian packages.
It is easy to download & install the package.

Steps to follow:
step 1) Download the tarball file with this link
(normally it will save this name google-talkplugin.tar.bz2 )
step 2) After download , change the permission using following command in terminal
# chmod +x google-talkplugin.tar.bz2
Then it will change to executable mode.
step 3) you have to untar and unzip that file using following command
# tar xvf google-talkplugin.tar.bz2
Then it will display the extracting details something like following snippet.

tar: Record size = 8 blocks

step 4) Restart your browser.
Then it should work :)
Thats it.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

How to Enable Desktop Notification in Gmail

Today google chrome released a new feature 'Chat & email notification' of Gmail for google chrome browser.
By enabling this we can get notification similar to gtalk notification, even we are working with other tabs or windows.
It is easy to enable or disable this feature .

1) Go to settings on top right of gmail window.
2)Under general tab you will find Desktop notification , you can check / un-check depending upon ur requirement.
3) And Save the changes.

This feature will soon come up with other web browsers like firefox, IE, opera too.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011


Idea cellular has walked into the world of MNP by launching a simple tariff plan under which all calls will be charged at 1p/second.

Idea cellular has launched a dedicated MNP Pack which costs Rs. 37 in all which includes Rs. 19 towards the MNP Porting charges and also the Sim cost. Apart from providing features like CLIP, Call Wait-Call Hold, Call Divert, SMS, Pre activated National / International Roaming, Voice Mail on Request, Multimedia Messaging, GPRS along with a talk time of Rs.5, this tariff will be applicable for a period of 365 days. Idea cellular is not offering any freebies to the customers like TATA DOCOMO and BSNL announced even before the launch of MNP.

Procedure to shift your existing number to Idea cellular:
First you will need to generate a Unique Porting Code (UPC) from your mobile number. To generate this code you just need to send SMS as “PORT” (space) mobile number to 1900.
After sending sms, visit your nearest My Idea store, submit mandatory documents and fill the Customer Application Form and Port-in form, pay Port-in fee of Rs. 37 (includes Rs. 19 as Porting charge + Rs.18 as New Sim card charge), get a new Idea SIM and request for port-in.
Now, new SIM purchased will be activated within 7 working days. Activation date and time will be informed to you through SMS. As soon as you receive sms, you need to insert the Idea SIM into your phone and enjoy the services of Idea cellular.

For further assistance, you can also call 98120 12345 which is the customer care number of Idea cellular.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Mobile Number Portability (MNP) : TATA DOCOMO

Tata Docomo MNP service will be starting by this Jan 20th.
As, Tata DOCOMO believes in doing the new and simple always, there is not much lengthier procedure to go for transferring your number.

In just 3 simple steps away, An SMS, a few documents and a few days is all it takes for you to join the family of Tata DOCOMO.

For PrePay customers:

For PostPay customers:

If you don’t have time to do all the above then, you can also by just filling in some details like Name, Mobile Number, Circle and City and then after filling and sending this form online an executive from TATA DOCOMO will get in touch with you and will help you in getting your number transferred.

For Details call 1800-266-0000 (Toll free)

For more details on MNP , read my previous post dated Nov 19th 2010

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Head First Java

For this new year occasion I gifted myself with 'Head First Java' book, ordered 3 days back through flipkart & get it by 1-1-11.
The best way to start learning Java as I feel is with this book.
Kathy and Bert's 'Head First Java' transforms the printed page into the closest thing to a GUI you've ever seen.