I just came across a new thing today. I found out that it is possible to install the new Ubuntu 8.04 “Hardy Heron” Beta from within Windows. Yes, that’s true. No need to burn the downloaded ISOs onto Blank CDs and reboot the PC and make partitions and so on. So, I decided to give it a try. I fired up FlashGet and started to download the 32-bit ISO.
Everything was fairly except for a few hitches which are common to Linux OSes in general. I’ve also included the screenshot of the install process but, unfortunately that was only possible till everything was in Windows.
Step 1: I mounted the downloaded ISO using SlySoft Virtual CloneDrive and the autorun menu came up. I selected the option to run umenu.exe
I just found this news on a technology blog I surf. It’s certainly an innovative product from Samsung.
This is really exciting. A mobile phone in which you can have both GSM and CDMA connections that too simultaneously. Wow! With this you surely can have maximum pan India network coverage as you have access to both GSM as well as CDMA networks. What’s more it supports the Value Added Services of both Reliance InfoComm as well as Tata Indicom. This also implies that it should be compatible with Virgin Mobile (as it is based on Tata Indicom).
I recently had enquired about Virgin Mobile but, was disappointed because I had to buy a new handset. I’ll definately want to get my hands on this but, I’d like some reviews before I do so.
In all the following are the features which it boasts:
- Two Sim Card Slots: GSM and CDMA
- Supports all Service Providers in India (including Reliance and TATA) Read the rest of this entry »
Pros: Low per print price, Good Quality Prints, Decent Delivery Times, Flickr and Picasa Integration, Telephone Support Available, Shipment Tracking
Cons: Not so user friendly order process, Payment Details page a bit confusing
I decided to ask a few pre-order questions. PicSquare responded to my emails and cleared all my queries. PicSqaure allows you to order prints as well as photo gifts. I’ve only tested the Prints that too the 4×6 ones.
You are allowed 10 Free trial prints and 10 prints for every friend who signs up with them using your reference.
The interface of the website is okay not that user friendly but, also not bad either.
There are 3 ways in which you can upload photos to PicSquare: Read the rest of this entry »
PROS: Low per print price, QuickUpload Utility, Good Quality prints and Decent delivery times
CONS: QuickUpload utility is buggy and freezes frequently, Customer Support is a bit slow to respond, No telephone support, they store your Credit Card information on their servers
I’ve been owning a Digital Camera for more than a year now. I have the Canon Digital IXUS 750 – 7.1 MegaPixel Camera.
I need not say that I have taken a lot of snaps during this period. The Snaps were piling up in my Shared Pictures folder in Windows Vista. My Mom and Sis have been bugging me to get them printed as they don’t like to see photos on the PC/TV and are comfortable with hard prints.
Well, I am a bit lazy and also always short of time due to work pressure so, I could find time to get the photos printed locally. While surfing the NET I came across Online Photo Printing Services. To my surprise, I found many Online Photo Printing Services catering to the Indian Market – PicSqaure, Snapfish, ZoomIn just to name a few. Almost all of them offered free trial prints. I decided to try each of them out. I picked SnapFish India first. So, here is my experience with them: Read the rest of this entry »
I just received a notification from Paypal yesterday that they are now allowing withdrawals to Indian Banks via Direct Bank Transfer and not the Paper cheques which they were earlier allowing.
There are many many Indians who have been using Paypal to receive money from abroad for quite sometime now. However, all of them faced the problem of withdrawal of funds. Then many people resorted to using Xoom.com and other similar services.
Recently a few weeks back Paypal started allowing of withdrawal of funds to Debit and Credit Cards in 26 countries, one of which was India. However, AFAIK no Debit cards in India (except I guess Citibank’s that too with limitations) can be used to transacting online. Hence, everyone in India had to use their Credit Cards. Still it was better than Paper cheques.
However, this recent announcement is like a Diwali Gift from Paypal to it’s Indian users.
Well here is the Details of the lastest feature from Paypal: