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Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Trace missed calls

Ever got a missed call which got you wondering who was that? Most probably yes. But you had no means to figure out the caller and the only option you had was to forget about it.

Now you can at least get to know the location and operator of the mobile from which you got the call which is a quite big hint in itself!

Here are two online tools to help you:

Uhmm.. not impressed? Here is something which makes it yet easier!
Download this small Java Application for your mobile and trace any number on the move.

For more details on Cellphone Numbering in India, click here

Special thanks to Amrik Singh for this information.

Important Note: Sharing the precise name and address details of mobile number is crime in India. It is against the privacy law. Land lines are more associated to houses or organizations, where as Mobile is very personal. The purpose of this tool is to give you some directions of location of mobile, so that if you call the person, you know how you'll be billed. Or you could recall the person by knowing the state and operator

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Full Scholarships for PhD from University of Cambridge

I just came across this link and learnt that full scholarships are available for Doctoral Research degree from St. John's College, University of Cambridge. This would be really helpful for candidates who are academically brilliant but economically disadvantaged. If you know anybody for whom this link might be helpful, please feel free to forward it.

Complete Details:

Contact: Vishu Sharma, Scholarships, British Council. 17, Kasturba Gandhi Marg, New Delhi 110001, India

Tel +91 (0)11 23711401 (extn. 272) | Fax +91 (0) 11 23710717 | Direct tel: +91 (0)11 41497272

The deadline for submission is 31 December 2008

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Google Chrome | Too secure to use? Haha

No I'm not a Google critic but I came across this awkard behaviour by Google's new born baby - Google Chrome Browser and thought of sharing it with you all. :)

It warned me for infection while opening gmail (the screenshot below says it all..) 
Strange huh?

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Meet your new teacher | Google Talk

I stumbled upon the fact that Google Talk allows language conversions which are as simple as chatting! So, instead of using Google Translate, just copy paste the text in your translator friend’s window and he will reply you with the translation!

Let’s say you want to translate from German to English.

  1. Add to your friend’s list.
  2. Ping him with the text to be translated
  3. You will get the translated reply within seconds!

How can I learn?

It’s easy! Just flip the side. Say you want to learn German..

  1. Add to your friend’s list.
  2. Ping him with any English word.
  3. You will get the German translation and you can learn as many words this way J

Some more examples of Translator bots:











You can keep trying combinations for more..!

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Hurry Up! Java and Microsoft Vouchers at highly slashed rates!

NIIT, the Asia’s largest IT trainer, is celebrating it’s 27th year of existence this year. They have extended a number of benefits as a part of this celebration and one of them is extensive discount of Java and Microsoft Certification vouchers.

Sun/Java Certifications:
1)Sun Ceritified programmer
2)Sun Certified Developer
3)Sun Certified Web Component Developer
4)Sun Certified Business Component Developer
5)Sun Certified Developer for Java web Services
6)Sun certified Enterprises Architect
7)Sun certified Mobile Application Developer
All the above JAVA CERTIFICATION VOUCHERS, just for Rs. 4500 (Actual Price: Rs.9300)
Voucher valid for 1 year, Valid for ALL SUN/Solaris Exams

Also available:
* MICROSOFT VOUCHER FOR JUST Rs. 2225 (Actual Price: Rs.3070)
Voucher valid for 1 year, Valid for ALL Microsoft Exams

* ITIL Exin Voucher for just Rs.6675 (Actual: Rs.7125)

# This is a limited period offer. Contact Manish for claiming your discounted voucher
Manish Singh - ILB
International Certification Division
Preet Vihar, Delhi-110092

Thursday, February 21, 2008

"Ciao" : Indian Surveys which really pay

Would you like to have curd in an earthen pot (kullarh) in the next spice-jet flight exactly like the way you have it in an Indian Railways journey? Or may be you want to tell Apple that their latest product MacBook Air is too much overpriced? Go ahead, say what you feel. This is the place where your opinion will get counted and paid too!!

Ciao India is a platform specially developed for the Indian subcontinent where research companies from India and abroad pay money to get views of Indian people.

I'm a member of Ciao since not very long and earned about Rs. 500 so far. Not a really big amount but the thing I like is that its the only survey i know which really pays so i felt its good to share with friends where one can earn rewards up to Rs. 200 per survey!

So what's the harm in joining? Click here to join. And don't forget to complete your profile which helps Ciao to send you most suitable surveys.


Wednesday, February 20, 2008

NASA's mobile network on the moon..!

Well, if you think that the only place you can escape pesky calls from telemarketers is the Moon, forget it :P as NASA in collaboration with BNSC (British National Space Centre) is going to build mobile network on the moon by 2020. Sounds cool na! This is going act as a communication channel for the astronauts and robots at the lunar colony near the south pole of the moon and the scientists on earth. So come down, neither you are going to moon nor anybody is going to call you there.. hehe.

This joint mission is called MoonLite Mission and the trial mobile network is expected to launch by 2010 with a protype version within next 2 years to count on its feasibility. I know telemarketers won't leave them too. Bank loans, credit cards, insurance, mobile packages and blah blah blah all specially tuned for astronauts.. lol..

Monday, February 4, 2008

Google's Urchin: Analyze website traffic, easily!

Urchin 5 by Google analyzes website traffic and creates precise and self-explanatory reports on site visitors – who reffered them to your site, what they searched for in your site, what makes them signup or buy things, and lots more. If a firewall or internal system prevents you from using Google Analytics, Urchin 5 comes to help.

Its available in various languages and offers loads of attractive features for all types of users ranging for amateurs to professionals. Moreover, it is lightening fast to implement, helps you compare keywords, lets you customize dashboards, integrates with adwords, supports email reports and helps to target visitors from most-paying geographies!

Download Urchin

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

MacBook Air: World's Thinnest NoteBook arrives!

Apple introduced the thinnest notebook of the world yesterday. It is so sleek that it can easily slip into a normal inter-office envelope. You can make it yours after a fortnight after shedding $1,799.

Physical Stats:
* Silver finish
* 13.3" widescreen
* 1280 x 800 pixel resolution
* Weight: 3 pounds
* Thickness: 0.16-0.76 inches!

Technical Stats:
* built-in iSight webcam
* MacBook style black keyboard
* Intel Core 2 Duo chip running at 1.6GHz
* 800 MHz FSB
* WLan + Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR

For more details check this - and do read the comments part ;)

Friday, January 11, 2008

Coolest Sites of the Web | New Blog

Check out my new blog solely dedicated to provide pointers to some of the most interesting websites, blogs and other internet resources. Do drop a comment whether you like it or not and share any suggestions if you have.

If you think your site is cool enough and want to submit it, you can submit it here in comments section. I will review it and post it.

Tata's New Car | Get ready for traffic congestion ;)

Nano! Its now synonym for the world's cheapest car. It beats the Maruti 800 in the compactness of the size and also shakes hip with the most jazzy of the cars. And security wise - no compromise. More environment friendly! What else you need?

Expected to come in second half of this year, it seems to promise best value for money. And when money is the matter, everybody listens. So, if its really a rock star, you can expect a lot more traffic on roads :) hehe..

You can check it out at the 9th Auto-Expo going on in Delhi!