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How To Change Your Mobile Phone Operator by using Mobile Number Portability (MNP)

Change your Mobille Phone Operator through MNPPrime Minister Manmohan Singh on Thursday announced the pan-India rollout of mobile number portability (MNP), which will allow mobile subscribers, both GSM and CDMA, to change their service providers, within a telecom circle, while retaining their numbers.

The portability facility, that was first launched in the Indian state of Haryana in November last year on a pilot basis, would be available to both postpaid and prepaid customers and subscribers of GSM as well as CDMA service. However, consumers will have to remain with the new operator for three months before moving on.

The other restriction is that the portability facility will be available only within a given licensed service area. In other words, subscribers cannot take their Delhi number to an operator in Mumbai. They can only change their operator within Delhi.

Switching from one network to another while keeping the same number is pretty straightforward: All customers have to do is send an SMS with their mobile number to 1900 (SMS PORT <mobile number> 1900) to get their unique porting code. After this, the process is essentially the same as getting a new connection.

The cost of porting a number to a new operator is Rs19, with the maximum porting time capped at 7 working days by Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), except in Jammu and Kashmir, Assam and North East service areas, where it will be 15 working days. Read More

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How To Easily Find a Celebrity’s Social Networking Profile Using TheOfficialProfileOf.com

With Social Media now becoming an integral part of our lives, we like to know about everyone’s life through this source of information. Some of us are also really interested to see what their favourite celebrity is saying on social media. We would like to follow them, listen to them and post our comments for them. But usually you find a lot of fake profiles created in name of the celebrity. So how to find the genuine profile of a star ?

Well, on twitter you may find a certified profile which means it is a trusted user profile of the actual celebrity and has been confirmed. But it is not easy to search through battery of fake profiles and then find the real one. What about other social media platforms ? How easy it is to find a genuine facebook profile? Today I present an interesting  website which lets you search all your favourite stars and their social media presence.

Check Out The Website: The Official Profile Of

Now here is a site which prevents your trouble of searching through the net for the official profile of your favourite star. Now, you have a single portal to look for the entire social media presence of your star. You can connect to celebrities on facebook, twitter, imdb, youtube and more.

find social media profiles of your favourite celebrities

How it works

All celebrities are categorized on basis of various categories such as actors, actresses, musicians, athletes, sports etc. You can browse through these categories to find for the celebrity you are looking for. Otherwise you can also use the search provided to directly search for a specific person. Once you find a celebrity , the site will display all the social media links to the person’s presence on various sites.

Here are are results of some of my searches :

The famous Indian actor : Aamir Khan

Find Aamir Khan's Official Social Networking Profiles easily using TheOfficialProfileOfFind Kobe Bryant's Official Social Networking Profile Using TheOfficialProfileof.comThe site did not actually find some of my searches. Apparently, users can submit any official profile of a celebrity they know of and the team of site verifies if the submitted profiles are genuine. IF yes, the profiles are added to the database. Currently, the database is not huge as you can see in the numbers with the categories.

TheOfficialProfileOf.com CategoriesBut I think over a small period of time, it might be a good source of all the celebrity social media info you would like to have.

So There You Go! Now Finding your Favourite Celebrity’s Social Network Profiles has become a lot easier & simpler by using The Official Profile Of

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Find Out If Your PC can Run The Latest PC Games Using CanYouRunIT

Find Out IF Your PC can Run The Latest PC Games Using CanYouRunIT Sometimes we rush to buy the Latest Blockbuster PC Game, we come back with the Disc, Install It on on our PC and when we launch it Only to see an Error message which states that PC Hardware does not much to the Minimum PC Requirements required to play the particular PC Game. Only If there was a Utility or a site from which we could check before hand if Our PC was suited enough to play the latest PC Game.

Can You Run It? is a great resource that will test your computer’s hardware and determine if your PC or Laptop can run the latest games by comparing your hardware to the recommended game specifications.  This tool will make sure you know where you stand on your chances to run the newest game.  It may also provide you with some good insight about what piece of hardware needs to be upgraded next.

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How To Change Default Download Path in Firefox and Chrome

A number of users download a lot using their web browsers but they often forget where the browser might had stored the downloaded file and if they have cleared the download box and if they dont remember the exact file name of the downloaded file than it can take them a long time to retrieve the file which they just downloaded using their web browser.

Today, Techie WhizKid shares with you a simple tip by which you can easily change the default download location path in Firefox and Google Chrome Web Browsers and you can select your own folder or any path (eg – Desktop) as the default download location for all files in Firefox & Chrome.

Select a download folder for Firefox 3.6+

Firefox uses a folder in My Documents in Windows XP or the %USERPROFILE%\Downloads folder in Windows Vista/7 as a default. Changing the download destination is easy:

  1. Go to the “Tools” menu
  2. Select “Options”
  3. Click the “General” tab
  4. In the section labeled “Downloads”, choose your location from the “Browse” function (see the figure below)
  5. Click  “OK” and “OK’ again

Change download location in Firefox

Select a download folder for Google Chrome 8

Chrome also has an easy way to configure the setting for the download location.

  1. Click the “Tools” icon (the wrench)
  2. Select “Options”
  3. Click the tab “Under the Hood”
  4. Scroll down to the “Downloads” section (see the figure below)
  5. Use the “Browse” function  to select your folder
  6. Click “OK”
  7. Click “Close”

Changing the download folder in Chrome

That’s It!  Now you’ve have learnt how to easily change the default download path in Firefox and Google Chrome, Now you can easily download and save your files on the Desktop or any other folder of your choice.

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How To Call back Recall or “Undo” a Send Message in Gmail

Sometimes we compose an email out of sheer frustration or anger and we are quick to hit the “Send” button only to realize that we shouldn’t had sent the email in the first place or we just forgot to include the all important attachment and how we wish if there was a Recall option in our web mail account so that we could quickly recall the email back!

Worry Not readers as the World’d popular web mail service – Gmail has a nice hidden feature by which you can easily Call back Recall or “Undo” a Sent Message in Gmail.

Go to Gmail Labs


Since the Undo Send feature is part of Gmail Labs, you’ll have to navigate to the Gmail Labs page to activate it. Load up Gmail and look in the top-right corner of the page. Between your e-mail address and Settings you’ll see the green Labs icon. Give it a click.

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