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2 mbps will soon be the minimum broadband speed – TRAI

Finally 2mbps will be the minimum service speed offered by isp’s in india. This means will there be no FUP by isp? or atleast it is restricted to a minimum speed of 2mbps ?

You can expect a lower price plan but the service taxes are always higher.

Now you can stream your youtube video smoothly without a hitch. ūüôā

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Blogging from Blackberry

Blogging from blackberry. Thanks to wordpress mobile app. Now I can post even snippet story or short blog posts from my blackberry. Still I need to explore more of its features. I can’t figure out a way to upload pictures and so on ūüôĀ

Posted from WordPress for BlackBerry.

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Prebook your Ubislate 7+ tablet for 2999 rupees now

A tablet with cortex A8 , 3200 mAh battery powered by Android 2.3 with GSM and Wifi connectivity and i am giving you it for a damn price of Rs.2999 INR. Why would i buy it ? Sorry was that a question ? Nope i mean where can i get it ? Who can give you a damn cheap tablet with all these features ? The Aakash tablet project powered Ubislate 7+ is upgraded version of ubislate7 tablet and it rocks more than the previous one. You can actually make and receive calls with it !

Features of Ubislate 7 Plus:

  • Android 2.3
  • Cortex A8, 700 Mhz Process with HD Video Co Processor
  • 256 MB RAM
  • Storage: (Internal) 2GB Flash / (External) 2GB to 32GB Supported
  • Peripherals: 2 Standard USB Ports (Ver. 2.0)
  • Audio Out: 3.5mm jack
  • Display and Resolution: 7″ Display with 800×480 pixels
  • Supported Document Formats: All Version Office Document formats and many more
  • High Quality Video Streaming & HD Quality Video Playback
  • Input Devices: Resistive Touch Screen
  • Connectivity with GPRS & WiFi IEEE 802.11 a/b/g
  • Battery: Upto 180 minutes of battery, AC adaptor 200.240 volts

Don’t even think about the quality just go and order it. All the slots closed for January and¬†February¬†but again the pre-booking has been opened for the month of March. Your wait is worth it and you can book it right away here at their official website.¬†http://www.ubislate.com/prebook.html¬†. i¬†don’t¬†know how long the pre-booking lasts !

Optional accessory “keyboard case” can turn this tablet into a laptop which is yet to hit the stores.

 

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Jailbreaking your iphone, ipad and ipod touch. Is it safe to do ?

There is a misconception going ¬†about jailbreaking the latest iOS 5 devices. People say it will void your warranty and should do it only after the warranty period. Recently Apple is insisting application developers to create apps which detect modified handsets. Some apps keep popping up saying ” Jailbreak detected. App cannot run on this device.” .¬†Jail breaking¬†is legal but it does not cover the warranty and will void your warranty ! So should you jailbreak ? When you ask this question yourself, you need to understand what jailbreaking is and the necessity why you want to jailbreak ?

Jailbreaking is just a process of removing the restrictions posed on a device.  Just consider entering a country without a visa. Each and every app developed for ios device should go for a process of approval by Apple before they are listed in itunes. So inorder to enable more functionality and to install custom applications, we involve in the process of jailbreaking our devices. Usually a custom community Cydia is available for ios which acts as a platform for apps market for jailbreak devices. I came across some of the custom apps and have to adhere their functions and how useful they are.  My favourite one was the bluetooth dialup  network for ipod touch which enables me to use my ipod touch with 3g facility by bridging it with my blackberry.

The misconception with the users is that the current iOS 5 upgrade sends a signal to Apple saying that your iphone was jailbreaked and should ban this user from any support or warranty. This does not work that way, if you ask me i would tell it was just a¬†rumor¬†! Atleast not now ! I have to agree that apple is trying to strengthen its device with a lot of security fixes. Jailbreak can be possible because of the security exploits and holes in the current software version but for every update Apple is trying to fix it up, we end up with a good jailbreaking tool ūüôā

So my advice is if you really want to use some extra apps and try more out of your device, jailbreak your device but don’t forget to take a backup before you do it. But don’t forget just¬†in case¬†if you want to send your device for a warranty you need to restore it with the original firmware !

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How to Unsubscribe from FutureBazaar.com Daily Sms Alerts

Disclaimer

Update (30th May 2018): Dear readers, please remember this post was posted 7 years before, so I won’t be responsible or liable for any SMS¬†charges or if this option no longer works. Please try it at your own discretion and risk.

If you are one of those¬†frustrated¬†customers of FutureBazaar.com like me who get Daily Deals SMS Alerts and wanted to turn it off ? Then you have come to the right place. For some reason the Account settings in FutureBazaar.com under the My Subscriptions tab won’t work. You can see two options, one to subscribe the Email Alerts and the other for Mobile Alerts. Unfortunately only the email alerts will be turned off and you still keep getting those annoyed sms from them.

The only solution to turn of Daily Sms Alerts is to Send the following message from your registered cell number.

“DEALS NO” to 575758

You will be charged Rs.3 for sending the above SMS. To turn the Alerts Again in the future, you have to send¬†“DEALS YES”.

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Resolving DNS Issues with Airtel Broadband

If you are an Airtel broadband user and face¬†DNS Error Redirection or DNS Resolving Error like the one below then most probably your network adapter is configured to automatically obtain DNS server from your service provider. The Modem acts as a DNS Server and sometimes in most circumstance the¬†DNS Error Redirection of your ISP may cause some problem and you¬†end-up¬†with the screen below. I too had this problem for a very long time and tried even other third party DNS Service like Open DNS and Google Public DNS but still i face those issues. After using the ISP’s own DNS Server address in my network adapter i could resolve the issue and browse without any flaws.

By default the problem should be resolved using any third party DNS Server but unfortunately the thing¬†doesn’t¬†work for me and force me to use their own DNS Server. At home i use OPEN DNS which works like a charm. Anyways try to change your DNS Server using these steps with the DNS Address of Airtel Below:

Airtel Broadband

 Preferred DNS Server: 202.56.215.28

Alternative DNS Server: 202.56.215.29

Hope this resolves the DNS Issue with Airtel. If you are still not able to resolve it, then the next step would be to ring up the Customer Care @ 121 from your Airtel Landline. Alternatively if you would like to try third party DNS Service like Open DNS and Google DNS, then use the ip address below

Open DNS

Preferred DNS Address :  208.67.222.222

Secondary DNS Address: 208.67.220.220

Google Public DNS

Preferred DNS Address : 8.8.8.8

Secondary DNS Address: 8.8.4.4

If you live in India then i would suggest using Open DNS which have faster results than Google Public DNS.

 

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Creating a basic Zend project using CLI Tool in Windows

Zend Framework is an object oriented web application framework that uses the MVC (Model-View-Controller) Architecture.  I have been using Zend Framework  for the past one year to build php based web applications. Out of this period i found many freshers who wanted to start with Zend Framework, struck at the first point of creating  tree structured directories for Zend Framework project and their configuration files. Although the Zend Documentation provides step by step instruction for creating your own basic project, it failed to give a detailed instruction for Windows Users to create a directory structure automatically using the CLI Tool for Windows.

If you don’t understand what it is about, well then i am¬†referring¬†this¬†point¬†of Zend Framework Documentation. ¬†Ok this article explains how easy and simple it is to use a ZF Tool to create Zend Projects automatically from command console.

The First Basic step is to download the Zend Framework Package itself. You can Download the Package from here.

After Downloading, Extract the folder and note the path of it. In my case i have extracted at  C:\Zend so i will be using this all over my instruction. (Note in this example i am taking Xampp for Windows as example).

The next part is including the Zend Library in php.ini file. You can find the php.ini file in C:\xampp\php\php.ini.  Open it with the code editor and find this line which is usually at line no 794.

include_path = “.;C:\xampp\php\PEAR”

Now include the path where you have extracted the Zend Framework, so the above line changes like below

include_path = “.;C:\xampp\php\PEAR\;C:\xampp\php\ZendFramework-1.11.7\library”

and Close the php.ini file.

You have successfully included the Zend library with php. The next step is to create an environment path for php as well as Zend Framework.  Try to find three files inside the \bin directory of zend framework package you just extracted. The bin folder contains a zf.php, zf.sh, and zf.bat.

According to Zend Documentation, these files are client wrappers which are responsible for finding the proper php.exe, finding the zf.php, and passing on the client request. The zf.php is the responsible for handling and understanding your environment, constructing the proper include_path, and passing what is provided on the command line to the proper library component for dispatching. Since we are in Windows environment we shall be playing with zf.bat file.

The next part is to help zf.bat script to locate the directory of Zend Library. By creating an environment variable called ZEND_TOOL_INCLUDE_PATH, the ZF tool can identify the location of Zend Library. If you have no idea how to create an environment variable in Windows, then please check this MS Knowledge Base.

Create either a System or User Environment Variable with the following

Variable Name: ZEND_TOOL_INCLUDE_PATH

Variable Value: C:\xampp\htdocs\ZF\library

Additionally you can also create a PATH Environment variable for PHP Complier and Zf.bat File. To do so create a system or user variable called PATH.

Variable Name: PATH

Variable Value: C:\Zend\bin;C:\xampp\php

If you can find a variable called PATH already then you can append values by using a semicolon like above.

Finally Restart your System for changes to take effect. Now test if you have correctly configured the Environment variable by opening a command window (Start->Run, Type Cmd).

In the cmd window, type php -v to check the php version or zf show version to check the Zend Framework Version.

The next step is to Create a Zend Project. Navigate to the htdocs folder in Command Console or cmd and type the following command.

zf create project <projecttitle>

Thats it, you can start using the basic zend project by accessing http://localhost/<projecttitle>. With this predefined configuration, you can start creating modules, controllers and add actions in it.

Learn the basic structure and try to modify the code. That’s it. Happy Programming! If you have any queries feel free to drop your comments. I would try to assist in possible time.

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Buy and Sell in Internet with Sahipasand

sahipasand

It was yesterday that when i was looking for people selling second hand Enfield bikes i came across this simple and clean site called Sahipasand . At first i had no intent to browse through it as i thought it was just another random site with bot generated listing. But i tried my luck and found some reliable listing especially in my place Pondicherry.

To my surprise i can find more than 250 products alone in my city (Pondicherry) in different categories. This added to my interests and i began to explore some of the listings as well as features of the site.I thought it is a good idea to share a site like this to my readers. Sahipasand (right choice in Hindi) is a free classified site, where you can buy and sell anything for free. Yes you are right i could say its indian version of Craigslist !

One of the reasons why this site stands unique is that it has no ads; they don’t charge you for anything. ¬†You dont have to pay for listing your ad or for contacting a seller. It‚Äôs completely free and you don‚Äôt¬†even need to register. The site acts as a middleman to connect you to the seller/buyer free or charge ūüôā

SahiPasand.com is owned by SCM Ventures which is under Schibsted ASA and its subsidiary Schibsted Classified Media (SCM).  SCM is currently the biggest online classified advertising company in Europe. The site looks elegant and simple so does the usability. With Sahipasand you can sell almost anything because they provide a wide range of categories to choose from like in ebay. They also have separate sections for selling cars, real estate and posting jobs . From the start the major thing i am obsessed about this site is its ease of use. You can simply narrow down your search and find what you are looking for!

Every listing is thoroughly checked and verified by the team and then it’s approved for listing. For example check this product listing where i ended up searching Enfield in Pondicherry. I can directly contact the buyer without any brokerage charges. Currently there are 45252 ads online which is good for a startup site.

Just browse through the site to experience yourself.

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The Silent National Anthem – Please Stand up and Watch

Somedays back i updated a status message in facebook something like this -> “How many of you feel a sensation and a special feeling when you hear our National Anthem” Almost all of them said Yes. National Anthem is not just a sound or music, its a Mantra which creates unexplainable emotion for every Indian who hears it. Please watch the video below. To its honour and glory of motherhood, I almost cried watching the video for how beautiful it has been created and how we are ruining our motherhood !

Can you explain the emotion and a power you felt watching this video ? Do remember you are Indian, Sathyameva Jayathe(Truth Alone Triumphs)!! This Wonderful video was created by Big Cinemas !

Code of Conduct: There are few set rules about reciting “Jana Gana Mana” which includes not singing it under any cover or under any imperfect state of mind.

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How to troubleshoot problems while installing Magento in localhost

I have to agree that most of us face a lot of issues while installing the latest version of Magento 1.4.2.0 in localhost. The version was released on December 8, 2010. So I thought of writing an article that would sort out the basic issues one would  face during magento installation. I am not much familiar with magento and this is my first experience trying it.

Invalid Base url ( Please enter a valid URL. Protocol is required (http://, https:// or ftp://):

You will face this error usually when the base url entered is like http://localhost/…./, you can easily resolve this issue either by simply replacing localhost with “127.0.0.1” . So your url goes like this

http://127.0.0.1/magento/

or else you can force magento to accept your localhost as url by modifying the validation.js file which is present in the magento installation directory at js\prototype\validation.js (note I don’t recommend doing this for any live servers, just for development and testing purpose).

go to line 500 where you will see something like this

['validate-url', 'Please enter a valid URL. Protocol is required (http://, https:// or ftp://)', function (v) {


return Validation.get('IsEmpty').test(v) || /^(http|https|ftp):\/\/(([A-Z0-9][A-Z0-9_-]*)(\.[A-Z0-9][A-Z0-9_-]*)+)(:(\d+))?\/?/i.test(v)
}],

remove all the regular expressions present and simply return true. So the above code will be changed to something like this

['validate-url', 'Please enter a valid URL. http:// is required', function (v) {
return true;
}],

and for extra care , I would advise you to

Check the Skip Base URL Validation Before the Next Step option to prevent any validation of url. So the final selection would be like this

Maximum Execution time exceed error.

If you believe or not, Magento will create about 318 tables in your database. I was astonished becoz I used to work with very light content management systems like wordpress etc and this is the first time I am trying a powerful e-commerce site like Magento which has hell lot of tables.

This is the reason why many of us end up with an error ‚ÄúMaximum Execution time exceed error.‚ÄĚ The default maximum time execution limit for php which we have configured is not enough to posses such a powerful system.

So if you are using a distribution system like xampp or lamp, you can simply find the php folder and configure the php.ini file

Usually php.ini file can be found in c:\xampp\php\php.ini

find two values which usually present at line 440 and 450. Change the default value to either 0 or 3600

max_execution_time = 3600
max_input_time = 3600.

assigning value as zero (0) would give it infinite time for execution.

These are the common issues one face during the installation of latest version of Magento 1.4.2.0.

Unable to login after Magento installation in localhost:

After the installation, I faced another problem. It wont allow you to login if you have used localhost as your base url instead of 127.0.0.1. This is because it wont accept cookies from localhost. You can resolve it by commenting out unwanted variables in session cookies in Varien.php. This file can be found in app/code/core/Mage/Core/Model/Session/Abstract/

go to line 78 (varies based on versions) and you will find the array as shown below

$cookieParams = array(
'lifetime' => $cookie->getLifetime(),
'path' => $cookie->getPath()
'domain' => $cookie->getConfigDomain(),
'secure' => $cookie->isSecure(),
'httponly' => $cookie->getHttponly()
);

comment the last three lines see example below.

$cookieParams = array(
'lifetime' => $cookie->getLifetime(),
'path' => $cookie->getPath()
// 'domain' => $cookie->getConfigDomain(),
// 'secure' => $cookie->isSecure(),
// 'httponly' => $cookie->getHttponly()
);

Make sure you remove the comma after getPath(). Check screenshot

If you come across any other issues do comment below to let me know.