The mobile handset market in India continues to be one of the fastest growing segments. Unfortunately buying a good mobile phone in India is not an easy task as prices of mobile phones fall by as much as 20-30% in a month and at any point of time the price of a particular model varies widely from each other and from the MRP present on the package. Most of us use Google to get idea about the real market price but the resultant websites tend to have outdated information in my experience.
Few days back I had written a post about how to find and compare prices of books across online book stores in India. I was really happy to see that Mysmartprice.com, one of the websites mentioned in that post, has now extended their search functionality to search for mobile phone prices as well. Having a reference of prices across several online stores will help me to bargain better even if I decide to buy the mobile in some offline store as well.
Prime 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
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.
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:
- Go to the “Tools” menu
- Select “Options”
- Click the “General” tab
- In the section labeled “Downloads”, choose your location from the “Browse” function (see the figure below)
- Click “OK” and “OK’ again
Select a download folder for Google Chrome 8
Chrome also has an easy way to configure the setting for the download location.
- Click the “Tools” icon (the wrench)
- Select “Options”
- Click the tab “Under the Hood”
- Scroll down to the “Downloads” section (see the figure below)
- Use the “Browse” function to select your folder
- Click “OK”
- Click “Close”
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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