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Saturday, February 8, 2014

Manually configure GPRS settings for all Indian Mobile Networks

Posted by Aamir
To be able to use internet every phone needs to be configured with correct GPRS settings. Some networks automatically get configured according to your device. But for some older devices you need to configure them manually. So, in order to make it easy for you I have provided  the list of GPRS settings for different networks.

manually set GPRS settings for indian mobile networks


Getting GPRS settings in one package file through SMS

The best way to get your device configured with correct GPRS settings is to get all the settings delivered to your inbox in a single package from network operator. To do this you need to send message to network operator to message the settings. As soon as you click on received message you will get an option to install settings. Below I have mentioned message format and numbers to which the message should be sent for different networks.


Airtel                         - compose message type MO and send it to 543210
Vodafone                  - compose message type VL and send it to 52586
BSNL                          - compose message type GPRS and send it to 53733
Docomo                    - compose message type INTERNET and send it to 52270
Aircel                        - compose message type PI and send it to 121
Reliance (GSM)    - compose message type ALL and send it to 55100
Uninor                       - compose message type ALL and send it to 58355
Idea                           - compose message type SET and send it to 54671

Using the above settings you can get your device automatically by installing the settings received in your Inbox.

Manual GPRS settings for Indian Mobile Networks

If you are not able to configure your device by using the SMS method given above you can set them manually. As the settings needs to be configured in your device manually, navigate to phone settings and then find internet or cellular settings option and then click on add manually and now enter the settings as given below.

Airtel

Account Name - Airtel MO
Access Point (APN) - airtelgprs.com
Homepage - www.google.com
Connection Type - HTTP
Username - Blank
Password - Blank
Authentication - Normal
Proxy - Disabled

Vodafone

Account Name - Vodafone Internet
Access Point (APN) - WWW
Homepage - http://live.vodafone.in
Connection Type - HTTP
Username - Blank
Password - Blank
Authentication - Normal
Proxy - Enabled
Proxy Address - 10.10.1.100
Proxy Port - 9401 or 8080

BSNL

Account Name - Bsnl GPRS
Access Point (APN) - bsnlnet
Homepage - www.google.com
Connection Type - HTTP
Username - Blank
Password - Blank
Authentication - Normal
Proxy - Disabled

Docomo

Account Name - Docomo Internet
Access Point (APN) - TATA.DOCOMO.INTERNET
Homepage - www.google.com
Connection Type - HTTP
Username - Blank
Password - Blank
Authentication - Normal
Proxy - Disabled

Aircel

Account Name - Aircel Internet
Access Point (APN) - aircelweb
Homepage - www.google.com
Connection Type - HTTP
Username - Blank
Password - Blank
Authentication - Normal
Proxy - Enabled
Proxy Address - 192.168.035.201 or 172.17.83.69
Proxy Port - 9401 or 8080
Data bearer - GPRS/ Packet Data

Reliance

Account Name - Aircel Internet
Access Point (APN) - aircelweb
Homepage - www.google.com
Connection Type - HTTP
Username - Blank
Password - Blank
Authentication - Normal
Proxy - Enabled
Proxy Address - 192.168.035.201 or 172.17.83.69
Proxy Port - 9401 or 8080
Data bearer - GPRS/ Packet Data

Idea

Account Name - Idea GPRS
Access Point (APN) - imis
Homepage - www.google.com
Connection Type - HTTP
Username - Blank
Password - Blank
Authentication - Normal
Proxy - Enabled
Proxy Address - 10.4.42.45
Proxy Port - 8080

Uninor

Account Name - UNINOR
Access Point (APN) - uninor
Homepage - www.google.com
Connection Type - HTTP
Username - Blank
Password - Blank
Authentication - Normal
Proxy - Enabled
Proxy Address - 10.58.10.58
Proxy Port - 8080


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Thursday, February 6, 2014

How to fix Bluestacks Graphics card error (Error-25000)

Posted by Aamir
Bluestacks is a software that enables android applications to run on Windows and Macintosh computers. Many people are getting graphics card error while installing Bluestacks. In this post i am going to show you how to fix Bluestacks Graphics card error 25000.
Error 25000
"Bluestacks currently doesn't recognize your graphic card. It is possible your graphics drivers may need to be updated. Please update them and try installing again."


bluestacks graphics card error

Reasons for Bluestacks error

1. The latest version of  Bluestacks requires high RAM and Graphics Card memory to run Android applications on Windows PC. So  if you have not updated your Graphics card drivers or if you have older computer you may get a Bluestacks Graphics card error.

2. You should have a minimum RAM of 2 GB and Graphics Card of minimum 512 MB to run latest version of Bluestacks. If you don't have minimum RAM and Graphics card memory, You can run Android applications by installing older version of Bluestacks the link for which is provided below.

3. If you are facing graphics card error while installing it on your computer like the one shown below, then follow next step to fix it.

bluestacks graphic card error

Fix Bluestacks Graphic Card error

Below i have mentioned two methods on how to fix graphic card error while installing Bluestacks. If you cannot fix your problem by following method 1 or if you have an old computer, install older version of Bluestacks given in method 2.

1.Update Graphics card drivers

1. As the error itself says Graphics card drivers may need to be updated. Try updating Graphics card drivers if you are having old Graphics card drivers installed on your PC.
2. Below I have given links to update Graphic card drivers for different Brands. Now go to the link of Graphics card brand you have on your PC and update it.

Click here for NVIDIA

Click here for Intel

Click here for AMD

3. After updating the Graphics card drivers you will be able to install Bluestacks without any error.

2. Fix problem by installing the older version of Bluestacks

1. Most of the time even after updating the Graphic card drivers, the problem won't get fixed. If your problem is not fixed by following method 1, you can fix it by installing older version of Bluestacks. Older version of Bluestacks does not require Higher Graphic card memory like newer version, So you will be able to install it without facing any errors.

You can install older version of Bluestacks by going to following link



Bluestacks older version

2. After downloading the software from given link, install it on your computer. Now you will be able to install Bluestacks without any Graphic card error.

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How to disable or block use of USB flash drives to avoid copying in windows

Posted by Aamir
In this post we will be looking at how to block or disable use of USB data storage devices so that no data on your computer gets copied. Once you disable write access to USB ports, any external USB device connected to computer appears as Read only. Here Read only means you will be able to connect and use USB devices like Keyboard, USB mouse, USB joysticks but will not be able to copy data from your computer to external USB storage devices like pen-drives, memory cards and external hard disks. You can disable write access to USB ports either by tweaking Windows Registry which does not require any software or by using any third party Software. The effective way to do this is to Tweak Windows Registry settings as it does not require any software. Below I provided step by step procedure on how to tweak windows registry settings to disable write access to USB ports and also how to block USB ports using a third party software.

disable write access to USB ports

Disable or Block use of USB flash drives to avoid copying in windows

1. Tweak Windows Registry Settings to disable Write access to USB ports

1. First open run dialog box by pressing windows + R key together, then type regedit in that and click on OK. It will open registry editor.

open run dialog box


2. Expand HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE, then exapand SYSTEM from the list, then from following list expand current control set, then go to services.

open regedit

3. After expanding services, select USB STOR in follow down list and double click on start in right column.

change values in registry editor

4. Now replace the value 3 in box with 4
     (4 to disable USB ports)
     (3 to enable USB ports)

edit start value in registry editor

5. Now click on OK and close the Registry Editor. The write access to USB port is now disabled.

2. Using third party software to disable write access to USB ports

The software also simulates the process described above. The software called USB Disabler pro disables the write access to USB ports. Only the system administrator can manage the software to disable or enable USB drives. The admin has a option to allow particular flash drive to work.

USB disabler pro

click here to download USB disable pro

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Tuesday, February 4, 2014

How to Lock Whatsapp with Password in Android Smartphone

Posted by Aamir
This Tip is for people who would like to have privacy on their messages in Whatsapp. Some people lock complete phone using pattern lock or password just to hide their Whatsapp messages, as there is no inbuilt security feature to hide messages in Whatsapp. Here is a best app called Lock for WhatsApp to keep privacy using which you can lock only Whatsapp on your Phone with 4 digit PIN. There is no need to lock complete phone only to hide Whatsapp messages.The app also has a option to customize auto lock time so that you don't need to enter PIN every time.




whatsapp lock free




Lock for WhatsApp to Keep Privacy

  • This app has a simple user interface which very is easy to use.
  • This app gives complete privacy to your messages on WhatsApp.
  • The best feature of this app is it captures a photo of people who tried to access your WhatsApp messages using invalid PIN (this feature works only for devices with front camera).
  • The app is compatible with all the Android devices .
  • The app is lightweight and uses very low space and resources.
  • The app is completely free and can be downloaded from Play store by going to following link.
whatsapp lock


Download Lock for WhatsApp to Keep Privacy 



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Monday, February 3, 2014

5 Best laptops to buy in the range of 30,000 to 40,000 INR

Posted by Aamir 5 Comments
Nowadays, Everyone is looking to buy a Laptop or notebook rather than a desktop, As Laptops are easy to carry and can be used for hours without any access to power unlike desktops which require access to power all the time we use them. Purchasing a Laptop with  good features and within the budget may be an arduous task for many. So in order to make it easy for you to select a best laptop, I have come up with a list of best laptops with good features which come under a budget of 40,000 INR.


Best Laptops to buy in the range of 30,000 to 40,000 INR

1. Lenovo Essential G500 (59-382995) Laptop

         Price : Rs. 38000(click here to buy at this price)
Lenovo essential G500
  
This laptop ranks first among the laptops available under 40,000. The best thing about this laptop is that it comes with 2 GB Nvidia GT 720 M  graphics card which only some brands offer at this price.The graphic card will be an added advantage for gamers. The laptop comes with Windows 8 pre-installed where many other brands are offering DOS at this price. It comes in an awesome slim design and boots up very fast.

Hardware Specifications:

  • Processor                     :    Core i3 (3rd Gen) 3120M 2.5  GHz (cache-3MB)
  • RAM                           :    4 GB DDR3 (expandable up to 8GB)
  • Hard disk                     :    500 GB
  • Graphics                      :    2 GB Nvidia GT 720M
  • Operating system        :    Windows 8 (64 bit)
  • Screen size                  :    15.6 inch (LED)
  • Screen resolution        :    1366x768 pixel
  • Weight                         :     2.5 Kg
You can buy this laptop for low price by clicking on following link
Buy here



2. HP Pavilion 15-n010TX Laptop

        Price : 37990 (click here to buy at this price)

hp pavilion
   Here comes another laptop from HP which also has a dedicated graphics card of 2 GB provided by AMD. This laptop is the best if you are looking for a laptop for entertainment. This laptop comes with 3rd Gen Intel i3 3217U. U in variant name indicates ultra processor which is much faster than microprocessors used in other laptops. The laptop comes with pre-installed genuine windows 8 operating system. The laptop comes with HP cool sense which prevents the laptop from heating. 

Hardware Specifications:

  • Processor                :    Core i3 (3rd Gen) 3217U 1.8  GHz  (cache-3MB)
  • RAM                      :    4 GB DDR3 (expandable up to 8GB)
  • Hard disk               :    500 GB
  • Graphics                :    2 GB AMD mobility Radeon HD 8670M
  • Operating system   :    Windows 8 (64 bit)
  • Screen size             :    15.6 inch (LED)
  • Screen resolution   :    1366x768 pixel
  • Weight                    :     2.28 Kg
  
You can buy this laptop for low price by clicking on following link
Buy here 


3. Dell Inspiron 15 3521 Laptop

       Price: 39200 (click here to buy at this price)

Dell inspiron 15

       If you are looking for a touch screen laptop within a Budget of 40,000 INR, then this laptop is for you. This laptop comes with a smooth and responsive touch screen. The battery backup of this laptop is also good. This laptop also comes with 3rd Gen Intel core i3 ultra processor and pre installed windows 8. If you are looking for touch screen laptop with windows 8 then go for this laptop. It does not come with dedicated graphics card but it has integrated Intel HD 4000 graphics. The laptop is good for everyday use.

Hardware Specifications:

  • Processor                :    Core i3 (3rd Gen) 3217U 1.8  GHz  (cache-3MB)
  • RAM                      :    4 GB DDR3 (expandable up to 8GB)
  • Hard disk               :    500 GB
  • Graphics                :    Intel HD Graphics 4000 (integrated)
  • Operating system   :    Windows 8 (64 bit)
  • Screen size             :    15.6 inch (LED) touch display
  • Screen resolution   :    1366x768 pixel
  • Weight                    :     2.35 Kg
  
You can buy this laptop for low price by clicking on following link
Buy here


4.HP Pavilion 15-n019TU Laptop

       Price: 36399 ( click here to buy at this price)  

 HP pavilion 15 n019TU

This laptop is good for everyday use. The laptop has a good sound quality. It comes with 3rd Gen intel core i3 ultra processor and pre installed windows 8.The main pro of this laptop is that it has a hard disk of 1 TB.The laptop comes with HP cool sense which prevents the laptop from heating. 

Hardware Specifications:

  • Processor                :    Core i3 (3rd Gen) 3217U 1.8  GHz    (cache-3MB)
  • RAM                      :    4 GB DDR3 (expandable up to 8GB)
  • Hard disk               :    1 TB
  • Graphics                :    Intel HD Graphics 4000 (integrated)
  • Operating system   :    Windows 8 (64 bit)
  • Screen size             :    15.6 inch (LED)
  • Screen resolution   :    1366x768 pixel
  • Weight                    :     2.28 Kg
  
You can buy this laptop for low price by clicking on following link
Buy here 


5. HP Pavilion 15-n208TU Laptop  

      Price: 34868 (click here to buy at this price)   

HP pavilion 15 n208TU 

This laptop comes with 3rd Gen Intel core i3 ultra processor and pre installed version of genuine windows 8.1. The laptop is good for everyday use. The laptop comes with DTS sound and integrated Intel HD graphics. The laptop comes with HP cool sense which prevents the laptop from heating. 

Hardware Specifications:

  • Processor                :    Core i3 (3rd Gen) 3217U 1.8  GHz (cache-3MB)
  • RAM                      :    4 GB DDR3 (expandable up to 8GB)
  • Hard disk               :    500 GB
  • Graphics                :    Intel HD Graphics 4000 (integrated)
  • Operating system   :    Windows 8.1 (64 bit)
  • Screen size             :    15.6 inch (LED)
  • Screen resolution   :    1366x768 pixel
  • Weight                    :    2.33 Kg
  
You can buy this laptop for low price by clicking on following link
Buy here 


Conclusion:

If you are a gamer and looking for a laptop with good graphics under 40,000 INR then go for laptop 1 or laptop 2.
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Sunday, January 26, 2014

5 Best free antivirus to download for PC

Posted by Aamir
In this article we will be looking at 5 Best free antivirus to download for PC. When accessing internet or using pen-drives, your computer gets exposed to number of viruses and malicious threats. So, it is essential for you to protect your PC by installing a best antivirus software.There are some antivirus software which impair your computers performance by running in background  and consuming more memory. Some people Download paid Antivirus software with crack or fake serial number thinking that it will protect their computer completely. But it is not the case, crack is a malicious threat which in turn affects your computer as Antivirus software runs at highly trusted level of operating system. So, downloading antivirus software with crack will create potential  attack to highly trusted files. It will be better if you use free antivirus software if you can't afford to pay for the paid antivirus software's.
5 best free antivirus download for PC

Here is a list of 5 Best free antivirus to download for PC which will protect your computer from various viruses and malicious threats:

1. Avast free Antivirus:


avast free antivirus
Avast is one of the best free antivirus to download. This Antivirus is designed for Windows, Linux and Mac OS X users. It provides effective protection against various computer viruses. It has a Self-Protection — which Prevents malware from terminating avast processes and damaging avast files. It also provides free virus database definition updates. It has custom scan features like Quick scan, full scan, removable media scan and boot time scanner. It doesn't slowdown your PC.

To download avast free antivirus from avast website click here

2. Microsoft Security Essentials: 

microsoft security essentials
Microsoft security Essentials(MSE) is a free antivirus software provided by Microsoft for free. It provides protection against different types of computer viruses and threats. It is available for Windows xp, Windows Vista and Windows 7 but not for windows 8 as it has built in AV component.It doesn't slow down your PC as it uses very less memory. It provides daily automatic updates for free. The installation process is very easy and interface is also very easy to use. The product received positive reviews for its low resource usage, Simple user interface and freeware license. The software can be downloaded from Microsoft Website for free.

To download click here

3. AVG Free Edition:  

Anti-virus Guard(AVG) is a antivirus software designed for Microsoft Windows, Linux and Mac OS X platforms. AVG antivirus provides basic Antivirus and Anti-Spyware protection plus the full AVG Link Scanner Safe Search and Surf technology which will sufficient for daily user. It also has features like Email protection and Anti-root-kit.

To download AVG free antivirus click here

4. Avira:


avira antivirus

Avira antivirus is another example best free antivirus softwares. It works efficiently without slowing down your PC. It runs as a background process and checks every file that is downloaded or opened. It can also run full or custom scan like other antivirus softwares. It updates its virus definitions automatically everyday.

To download free Avira antivirus click here

5. Bitdefender Antivirus free edition:


bitdefender free antivirus
Bitdefender is another free antivirus which provides protection against different computer viruses and threats. It has a feature called active virus control which continuously monitors each program running on the PC  unlike other software programs which check executable files when they are accessed. This antivirus software features a user friendly interface so that you can easily configure settings and perform tasks. If you are looking for a paid edition of antivirus then go for Bitdefender internet security. Bitdefender internet security is rated as the best paid antivirus by AV-Test labs which conducts tests on various security solutions.

To download Bitdefender Antivirus free edition click here


To purchase Bitdefender internet security click here


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How to unlock Android smart phone and tablet if you don't remember lock pattern or password

Posted by Aamir
Android smart phone lock issue appears when you don't remember the password or unlock pattern. Some people also get their Phones locked by entering the wrong password repeatedly. Don't worry if you don't remember the lock pattern or password or any gmail account associated with your smart phone, I am here with a tip in which i will show you how to Unlock your Android smart phone without any password and in very easy steps.
forgot android password

Steps to unlock the Android Smart Phone:

 1. In order to unlock your Locked Android Smartphone, you should  have USB debugging mode enabled on it. If USB debugging mode is not enabled you cannot unlock your phone without losing data, you can only factory reset it which erases complete data and restores it to factory settings. To Reboot the phone to recovery mode and factory reset it follow the method given in step 5.

(The USB debugging mode can be enabled by going to Settings->Development->USB debugging and 
check the tick mark. In some phones the USB debugging mode is located in Settings->Application->Development->USB debugging)

enable USB debugging

Don't follow steps 2,3,4 if USB debugging mode is not enabled on your phone (It is only possible to unlock phone without losing data if USB debugging mode is enabled)
2. If USB debugging mode is enabled on your phone, Connect it to computer using data cable.
3. After connecting the smart phone to computer open command prompt. To open command prompt open run dialog box by pressing WIN+R key and type CMD in text box and click on OK.

command prompt

4. Type following code in the command prompt.
adb shell

rm /data/system/gesture.key

After giving the commands in command prompt, reboot your device by pressing home button + power button + volume up buttons together. For some phones it is power button+volume up button.  
5. To enter into recovery mode and reboot or factory reset your device press home button+power button+volume up buttons of your phone together. For some phones it is power button+volume up button. To know in detail about factory reset option which wipes complete data and restores your phone to factory settings go to following link.

You press on "forget pattern" and submit your gmail and password then you will be able to set a new pattern.

Read more: A friend can`t remember his pattern lock on his phone how does he get it unlocked? - Has a pattern lock for his phone and he forgot what it was and can`t get into his phone :: AskMeFast at http://www.askmefast.com/A_friend_cant_remember_his_pattern_lock_on_his_phone_how_does_he_get_it_unlocked-qna7833943.html#q4696337
You press on "forget pattern" and submit your gmail and password then you will be able to set a new pattern.

Read more: A friend can`t remember his pattern lock on his phone how does he get it unlocked? - Has a pattern lock for his phone and he forgot what it was and can`t get into his phone :: AskMeFast at http://www.askmefast.com/A_friend_cant_remember_his_pattern_lock_on_his_phone_how_does_he_get_it_unlocked-qna7833943.html#q4696337 Gmail account associated with the smartphone.
Pattern lock issue appear when you missed entering repeatedly wrong password. Just hard reset your device to solve your problem.

Read more: A friend can`t remember his pattern lock on his phone how does he get it unlocked? - Has a pattern lock for his phone and he forgot what it was and can`t get into his phone :: AskMeFast at http://www.askmefast.com/A_friend_cant_remember_his_pattern_lock_on_his_phone_how_does_he_get_it_unlocked-qna7833943.html#q4696337
Pattern lock issue appear when you missed entering repeatedly wrong password. Just hard reset your device to solve your problem.

Read more: A friend can`t remember his pattern lock on his phone how does he get it unlocked? - Has a pattern lock for his phone and he forgot what it was and can`t get into his phone :: AskMeFast at http://www.askmefast.com/A_friend_cant_remember_his_pattern_lock_on_his_phone_how_does_he_get_it_unlocked-qna7833943.html#q4696337
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Monday, January 20, 2014

5 Must Have Smart Phone Apps for Every Student

Posted by Aamir

 Gone are the days when having good camera and mp3 player were the only traits one looked at before buying a phone. The cell phone has taken a Wild roller coaster ride and has metamorphosed into one that is dominated by smart phones and the apps in your phone not only help you in various ways but also speak about you and it surely does count your trendiness. So here is a list of 5 Must have smartphone apps for every student which will help them in sailing their boat with ease.

5 best Apps every Student must Have:

 1.TED



ted talks

An official Android App, Ted, provides talks from some of the world's most fascinating people: education radicals, tech geniuses, music legends, and business gurus. With a total of around 1500 videos, this app inspires you to go sky high and achieve your goals during your college life and become what you have always dreamt of.

To install this app on your Android Smartphone go to following link .

2.Cam Scanner

Many times we find some answer in the text book from library but don't have space on our library cards to issue the book. The Cam Scanner allows you to take photos of a document and then convert it into PDF for printing or sharing. Cam Scanner comes with wide variety of integrated features that even let you crop, enhance, and save the picture of document in different formats. Other features of Cam Scanner include Optimize Scan Quality, Quickly Scan Document, Intelligent Document Management, Easy Search Document.

                                                  camscanner

To install Cam Scanner on your Android Smart phone go to following link 

3.myHomework

As Students you all need to learn how to plan your life and to remember every deadline, be it assignment, record or exam form submissions or internal and the list is never ending. But when you have an app that will smartly do it for you. myHomework helps you organize all your college work for you efficiently.

                                           myhomework

To install myHomework app for your Android smart phone go to following link.

Download myHomework

4.WikiHow


wikihow

We keep getting many questions like how to find duplicate files in windows or how to convert webpage to PDF but we don't know the answers. WikiHow will help you in giving answers to every such question of yours. The wikihow app contains a collection of how to articles that will help you to answer any question that comes your way. Packed with more than 140,000 articles WikiHow app will surely have the answer you need.

To install WikiHow app for your android smartphone go to following link

Download WikiHow

5.WolframAlpha


wolfram alpha

WolframAlpha is the worlds definitive source for instant expert knowledge and computation. Across thousands of domains WolframAlpha uses its vast collection of algorithms and data to compute answers and generate reports for you.

Download wolframalpha for  your android smartphone from following link


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