Turn Your Windows PC Into A Wi-Fi Hot Spot


Turn your Windows PC into a Wi-Fi hot spot that lets your PC share its Internet connection with other devices.

If you want to share your PC’s Internet with your phone or tablet, Wi-Fi hotspot feature would let you do that. The ability to turn your laptop into a private Wi-Fi hotspot was too easy in Windows 7, because of the ad hoc network support. But with Windows 8, things have turn out to be more complicated.

I have tried it in Windows 8, it is very possible, but it requires knowledge of command prompt.

Step 1- netsh wlan  set hostednetwork mode=allow ssid=myssid key=password (Here replace myssid and password with your own choice).

Step 2 – netsh wlan start hostednetwork

And for someone, who don’t know computer as much, they can use Virtual Router Plus, open source software based router for PCs running Windows 7, Windows 8. Using Virtual Router Plus, you can wirelessly share any internet connection (Wifi, LAN, Cable Modem, Dial-up, Cellular, etc.) with any Wifi device (Laptop, Smart Phone, iPod Touch, iPhone, Android Phone, Zune, Netbook, wireless printer, etc.). These devices connect to Virtual Router just like any other access point, and the connection is completely secured using WPA2 .

You need to download software from http://virtualrouterplus.com/,   just extract the Zip file, and launch the VirtualRouterPlus.exe. No installation required – the program will simply launch. Enter a name for your network, and then choose a secure password with at least eight characters. Finally, choose the connection you want to share and click Start.













Let’s see how it works using commands.

Step 1 – Run Command Prompt window as Administrator

You can do so by pressing Win+X and choose command prompt (Admin) from the popup.













Step 2 – Type the following command to check if you have a supported wireless device.

Command : netsh wlan show drivers














Step 3 – If “hosted network supported” is “Yes”, then type the following command to set wireless parameters such as SSID, and password, and start the service

Command :  netsh wlan  set hostednetwork mode=allow ssid=myssid key=password (Here replace myssid and password with your own choice).

Command :  netsh wlan start hostednetwork













Step 4 – Turn on Internet Connection.

Do it, by going to Control Panel -> Network & Internet -> Network Connections – Right click the adapter and go to properties.

Check on the option “Allow other network users to connect through this computer’s Internet connection” under Sharing tab.

Tips for Securing Your PC

The internet gives you access to countless products and services. At the same time, it can leave you open to scammers, hackers, and identity thieves. Protecting your computer from viruses and other threats isn’t difficult, but you have to be diligent.

 Below are some key steps to protecting your computer from intrusion:

– Keep Your Firewall Turned On: A firewall helps protect your computer from hackers who might try to gain access to crash it, delete information, or even steal passwords or other sensitive information. Software firewalls are widely recommended for single computers. The software is prepackaged on some operating systems or can be purchased for individual computers. For multiple networked computers, hardware routers typically provide firewall protection.

– Install or Update Your Antivirus Software: Antivirus software is designed to prevent malicious software programs from embedding on your computer. If it detects malicious code, like a virus or a worm, it works to disarm or remove it. Viruses can infect computers without users’ knowledge. Most types of antivirus software can be set up to update automatically.

– Install or Update Your Antispyware Technology: Spyware is just what it sounds like—software that is surreptitiously installed on your computer to let others peer into your activities on the computer. Some spyware collects information about you without your consent or produces unwanted pop-up ads on yourweb browser. Some operating systems offer free spyware protection, and inexpensive software is readily available for download on the Internet or at your local computer store. Be wary of ads on the Internet offering downloadable antispyware—in some cases these products may be fake and may actually contain spyware or other malicious code. It’s like buying groceries—shop where you trust.

– Keep Your Operating System Up to Date: Computer operating systems are periodically updated to stay in tune with technology requirements and to fix security holes. Be sure to install the updates to ensureyour computer has the latest protection.

– Be Careful What You Download: Carelessly downloading e-mail attachments can circumvent even the most vigilant anti-virus software. Never open an e-mail attachment from someone you don’t know, and be wary of forwarded attachments from people you do know. They may have unwittingly advanced malicious code.

– Turn Off Your Computer: With the growth of high-speed Internet connections, many opt to leave theircomputers on and ready for action. The downside is that being “always on” renders computers more susceptible. Beyond firewall protection, which is designed to fend off unwanted attacks, turning thecomputer off effectively severs an attacker’s connection—be it spyware or a botnet that employs yourcomputer’s resources to reach out to other unwitting users.

– Different password for different sites: The biggest problem undermining password security isn’t that passwords are too short or too simple. It’s that many people use a single password over and over again, with the result that one website’s data breach will jeopardize accounts on many sites.

“One easy option is to make all your online-retailer logins and passwords different from your financial logins, and those different from your email password “. Remembering three passwords based on a category is easier than remembering a constantly changing single password.

–   Make your home wireless network private — or even invisible: Home Wi-Fi networks can easily be found by scanners on laptops, smartphones and stand-alone devices. Most people have learned to secure them with password-based encryption, but there are still a lot of holdouts. “With the proliferation of wireless in homes and business, securing these connections is an important step in keeping very bad things from happening,” , While manufacturers have made it simpler to turn on encryption, the unfortunate fact is neighborhoods remain filled with vulnerable wireless networks. In fact, you may want to take the next step and set your Wi-Fi router to not broadcast its network name, or SSID. That way, people driving down the street scanning for open networks can’t see yours at all.

–   Look for signs of a secure website: How can you be sure your online banking site is really what it claims to be, or that you’re really logged into Gmail? There are certain signs. “These can include the padlock icon in the browser address bar, use of the ‘https’ protocol, which means that the site is encrypted, and a green bar indicating that the owner of the site has gone through extended validation by a Certificate Authority like DigiCert to prove the organization’s identity,”.

–   Ignore pop-up ADs and unexpected email attachments: Things that arrive unexpectedly on your browser screen or in your email inbox are often malicious and may download malware onto your computer. Your up-to-date anti-virus software should catch most malware before it does any damage, but it’s better to use common sense to avoid the risk altogether.

Watching Porn Is Bad For Your Smartphone

We’re not making any moral judgments here. But it is definitively a bad idea to visit pornography sites on your smartphone or tablet.

Nearly one-quarter of malware on mobile devices comes from porn websites, according to a new study from Blue Coat, a Web security and optimization company.

Mobile users don’t check out porn sites often — less than 1% of all mobile traffic is pornography. But when they do go to those sites, the risk of inadvertently downloading malware to their devices increases three-fold. That makes watching porn on smartphones a far bigger threat than viewing porn on a PC.

Porn led to more malware on smartphones and tablets than e-mail spam, malicious websites, and fake apps combined.

Part of the problem, Blue Coat said, is that the nature of mobile devices makes differentiating legitimate sites from malicious ones a tricky task. There is no way to hover over shortened URLs to reveal their true destination, for example.

“No matter how tantalizing a link might look on a desktop, there are cues that you shouldn’t go there, such as an address that just doesn’t look safe,” said Hugh Thompson, chief security strategist for Blue Coat. “When you click a link on a mobile phone, it’s harder to know what form of Russian roulette they’re playing.”

Porn is a leading traffic driver on the Internet, and for many years, porn sites had been a primary source of malware on PCs as well.

“When you delve into the world of online pornography, you don’t often know where you are, or where the content is coming from,” said Thompson. “But when you’re visiting those sites, you are more inclined to make riskier choices than elsewhere on the Web.”

But cyberattackers are increasingly finding new ways to target an even larger audience, including phishing, uploading malicious advertisements and poisoning search engine results.

Security experts predict that broader-based cybercrime schemes are likely to appear on smartphones and tablets soon. For now though, mobile attacks appear to be mirroring techniques used on traditional computers.

Still, major security firms have widely predicted that this will be the year mobile devices will finally emerge as a major target for cybercriminals. Smartphones have become personal computers that travel around with us at all times, and the vast majority of users don’t even lock them with a password.

Cyber thieves continue to make so much money attacking Windows PCs that there hasn’t been much incentive to change tactics. But we’re about to hit a tipping point. Most people still do their online banking and shopping on their PCs, but those transactions are happening on mobile phones more frequently.

According to research from Juniper Networks , 300 million smartphones around the world will be equipped with the near-field communications (NFC) chips needed for mobile payments this year. Juniper also predicts global NFC transactions will total nearly $50 billion.

(Source- http://money.cnn.com ! By David Goldman)

Facebook Has Over 50 mn Duplicate Accounts

Social networking site Facebook has said it is having approximately 50 million duplicate accounts besides 22 million misclassified and undesirable accounts.

According to a Facebook’s statement as on 31 December, 2012, it has 1.06 billion monthly active users (MAUs) worldwide including 71 million in India.

“We estimate, for example, that “duplicate” accounts (an account that a user maintains in addition to his or her principal account) may have represented approximately 5.0 percent of our worldwide MAUs as of 31 December, 2012,” Facebook said in its report to Securities and Exchange Commission of USA.

Facebook said it identifies “false” accounts, by way of dividing into two categories — user-misclassified accounts, where users have created personal profiles for a business, organisation, or non-human entity such as a pet and undesirable accounts, which represent user profiles that are determined as intended to be used for purposes that violate the site’s terms of service, such as spamming.

 “As of 31 December, 2012, for example, we estimate user-misclassified accounts may have represented approximately 1.3 percent of our worldwide MAUs and undesirable accounts may have represented approximately 0.9 percent of our worldwide MAUs,” the report said.

Facebook said it believes the percentage of accounts that are duplicate or false is meaningfully lower in developed markets such as the US or Australia and higher in developing markets such as Indonesia and Turkey.

“As such, our estimation of duplicate or false accounts may not accurately represent the actual number of such accounts. We are continually seeking to improve our ability to identify duplicate or false accounts and estimate the total number of such accounts, and such estimates may change due to improvements or changes in our methodology,” the report added.

Facebook claimed to have 1.06 billion MAUs as of December 31, 2012, an increase of 25 percent from December 31, 2011.

 “We had 67 million MAUs in Brazil as of 31 December, 2012, an increase of 81 percent compared to the same period in 2011; 71 million MAUs in India as of 31 December, 2012, an increase of 54 percent compared to the same period in 2011; 60 million MAUs in Indonesia as of 31 December, 2012, an increase of 25 percent compared to the same period in 2011, it added.

Additionally, the site had 174 million MAUs in the US as of 31 December, 2012, an increase of 8 percent compared to the same period in 2011.

Ubuntu Smartphones Coming This October, Confirms Canonical CEO

Ubuntu smartphones, based on the popular Linux OS, will be hitting the markets this October says the  founder and CEO of Canonical Ltd, Mark Shuttleworth. The confirmation finally came in an interview to the Wall Street Journal. Shuttleworth made the comments during a meeting in New York on Tuesday.

Currently, the Ubuntu mobile OS presently works only on the Google Nexus Phone, ( released by Samsung). Ubuntu has released an open-source code as a file and users can install it on their Nexus phone. The OS will replace Android once you choose to install it.

Ubuntu smartphones can be connected to bigger screens and wirelessly connected to keyboards etc. Ubuntu also hopes to give users access to Windows apps and devices via their Ubuntu smartphone.

According to the Ubuntu website, the entry level smartphone will have a 1GHz Cortex A9 processor, between 512MB to 1GB RAM and around 4-8 GB storage space plus microSD card.

The High-end Ubuntu superphone will come with a quad-core A9 or an Intel Atom processor. The device will have minimum 1GB RAM, minumum 32 GB space and SD support. This is will also allow syncing with Desktop unlike the entry level smartphone.

An app store is still in the works. For now, web apps written in HTML 5 for all other platforms should run on the Ubuntu OS. The phones will be touchscreen based.(source-http://www.firstpost.com)

Top 5 Smartphones Around Rs. 10,000

If you were planning to buy a smartphone under Rs. 10,000 a couple of years ago, then there were only a handful of options that were available. Moreover, those few handsets too were not really worthy of the tag ‘smartphone’.

However, things have changed dramatically now. There are not only Indian brands that are trying to get affordable, feature-packed smartphones to the Indian masses but even companies such as Samsung, Sony and Nokia are trying to make sure that they address the needs of price sensitive consumers.

1) Samsung Galaxy Music Duos

samsung-galaxy-musicSamsung had started selling smartphones at the fag-end of December for Rs. 9,199 through its official store. However one can find it on some of the leading online retail websites for Rs. 8,990.

Samsung Galaxy Music Duos is a dual-SIM (GSM+GSM) smartphone that comes with 3.0-inch QVGA screen. Other features of this smartphone include 800MHz Qualcomm Snapdragon, 512MB RAM, 4GB internal storage (expandable by another 32GB) and Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich). It comes with 3-megapixel rear camera and a 1300mAh battery. It is available in two colour options Ceramic White and Splash Blue.

Samsung in October 2012 had announced Samsung Galaxy Music (single SIM version of this smartphone), but there’s no word yet on when that’ll be launched in India.


2) Sony Xperia tipo/ Sony Xperia tipo dual

Sony xperia
Sony had launched Sony Xperia tipo and its dual SIM variant Sony Xperia tipo dual in September 2012. Sony Xperia tipo is now available at a street price of Rs. 8,990 and Xperia tipo dual for Rs. 9,990.

Sony Xperia tipo sports a 3.2-inch TFT display with 480×320 pixel resolution. It is powered by is 800MHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and run on Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich). Other features include 512MB of RAM, 2.5GB of internal storage (expandable up to 32 GB via microSD). There is a 3.2-megapixel autofocus rear camera on board.

3) Nokia Lumia 510

Nokia Lumia 510 is the cheapest Windows smartphone available in the market. It carries the price tag of Rs. 9,999 and comes with a 4-inch WVGA screen. It is powered by 800MHz Qualcomm processor along with 256MB RAM and 4GB internal storage. There is a 5-megapixel rear camera on board.

The only read drawback for this smartphone is that it runs on Windows Phone 7.5, and will get an upgrade only to Windows 7.8, which means no Windows 8 for this baby.



4) BlackBerry Curve 9220

blackberry curve 9220
Launched in April 2012, BlackBerry Curve 9220 is an interesting smartphone to look at especially if you want to connect with their BlackBerry Messenger Gang. Available for Rs. 10,990 this is slightly above our cut-off, but worth looking at nonetheless.

Some of the notable features of this smartphone includes 2.44-inch TFT Screen, 2-megapixel camera, 1450 mAhbattery, 512 MB internal memory (expandable up to 32 GB via microSD). BlackBerry Curve 9220 is powered by 800 MHz processor with 512MB of RAM.It runs on BlackBerry OS 7.1 but given that BlackBerry will soon be unveiling a brand new operating system BlackBerry 10 on January 30, this smartphone and all existing counterparts will likely become obsolete very soon.

5) Micromax A110 Superfone Canvas

If you are looking for an affordable big screen smartphone, then Micromax A110 Superfone Canvas 2 is an enticing option. It sports a 5-inch TFT capacitive touch screen IPS display and powered by a 1GHz processor. The other features of this smartphone are 2GB internal storage (expendable,by 32GB), 2000 mAh battery, 8-megapixel auto focus camera and a VGA front camera.The smartphone is available at a street price of Rs. 9,999 and runs on Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich).

Cyber Criminals Targeting Search Engine And Social Media Users: Cisco

Online advertisements are 182 times more likely to deliver malicious content than pornographic sites, says the Cisco report.

Cisco’s annual security report says Internet users are more vulnerable to cyber crime through search engines, social networking sites and online ads, contrary to the popular notion that pornographic and gambling websites are riskier. The report further says websites that users think are safe are opposite with new-age cyber criminals eyeing the mainstream websites that cater to the mass audiences.

In its report, Cisco says about 91 percent of the monitored hits to web pages were split between search engines (36 percent), online video sites (22 percent), advertising networks (13 percent) or social networks (20 percent).

“Common belief holds that one increases their individual risk to security threats when they seek out illicit content like counterfeit software, online deals, hacking sites or even view pornography,” Cisco Vice President ( Borderless Networks), India and SAARC, Mahesh Gupta is quoted as saying.

“Viewing online advertisements are 182 times more likely to deliver malicious content than pornographic sites. Similarly, online shopping sites are 21 times as likely, and search engines 27 times more likely, to deliver malicious content than a counterfeit software site,” he added.

Cisco’s annual report sheds light on other aspects of the Internet security in the country as well. According to the report, India ranks no.1 source for the global spams, despite seeing a 18 percent slump from 2011 to 2012. India sends about 12.3 percent of the global spam, says the report. The U.S. ranks second in the list of countries sending unsolicited e-mails.

“Spammers are now designing their campaigns to convince users to click on links to visit websites where they can purchase products or services (often dubious). Once the users do that, their personal information is collected, often without their knowledge, or they are compromised in some other way,” Gupta said

Param Yuva-II, Another Proud In Indian’s Bucket.


The Indian IT sector has always been at the top and by seeing their efforts; the future certainly looks bright for our nation. Param Yuva-II is another proud in Indian’s bucket.

Developed by the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC), Param Yuva II was inaugurated by J Satyanarayana, secretary, department of electronics and information technology, yesterday.

With the launch of PARAM Yuva –II, C-DAC has taken a quantum jump towards creating a general purpose research-oriented computational environment. This system is designed to solve large and complex computational problems. This will provide an opportunity for new scientific endeavors for the research community. By making use of hybrid technology, the increase in peak compute power from 54 Teraflop/s to 524 Teraflop/s has been achieved without any significant change in the electrical power consumed by the facility.

Param yuva ii

The supercomputer has been upgraded to 524 teraflops, about 10 times faster than the present facility. With an investment of Rs 16 crore, it was developed in a record three months.

Satyanarayana said “While the Indian IT sector has always been at the top, the dynamics of the market especially in the light of financial meltdowns force us to take a re-look at juggling our priorities. Advanced R&D in emerging areas can be a major interest area for India as nations struggle to find viable solutions within budget constraints. Computational infrastructure and trained manpower will be the initial requirements to take the initiative forward.”

Satyanarayana said, “The facility is a stepping stone for the petaflop version of the supercomputer that India has envisioned. What we need to do now is speak to users, researchers and scientists and take feedback from them on the issues relating to usage of the facility and help them in accelerating their research work for the benefit of common man.”

C-DAC director general Rajat Moona said, “Although we initiated the project in June 2012, we only intended that it would upgrade the facility. However, we later realised that it could be upgraded to half-a-petaflop (524 teraflop) and we achieved this within three months.”

With this launch, C-DAC also becomes the first R&D institution in India to cross the 500 TF milestone.

Moona said, “The list of top 500 supercomputers in the world is released twice in a year, in June and November. Had we launched Param Yuva II in November, it would have been in the 62nd position.”


7 Cheapest Android Tablets In India

Entry-level budget Android tablets are driving the popularity of tablets among the masses. The tablet market is being seen as the new blue-eyed growth opportunity in India and therefore it comes as little surprise that several indigenous and international players are jumping on the bandwagon.

1. Micromax funbook

Micromax launched funbook cheapest android tablet in India for past few months.  That runs Android 4.0.3 (Ice Cream Sandwich) operating system with 1.2GHZ processor. It has 4GB inbuilt memory and can expand upto 32GB. Funbook is the first in the cheapest tablet war. If you like to buy new cheapest android tablet funbook is a best choise for it’s great features. Price – Rs.6,499



Processor 1.2 GHz Cortex A8
Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
Price Rs. 6,499

17.78 CM capacitive, Multi touch, Pinch zoom

Resolution 800 x 480 pixel
Memory 4GB (in built)
Expandable up to 32GB
Camera  Front 0.3VT
Media HD video(2160 pixels), MPEG2/4,AVI,WMV,MOV
Sensor Gravity Sensor, Accelerator Sensor
Connectivity 3G doungle support via USB HDMI out, WiFi802.11b/g, USB2.0
Battery 2800mAh (Browsing time 5 hours)
Colors Gray and Midnight Black

2. T-PAD IS701R

BSNL (Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited) launched T-PAD IS701R cheapest  android tablet by tie up with Pantel technologies. It runs Android 2.3 OS with 1GHZ processor. Inbuilt 2GB memory you can expand upto 32 GB using micro SD cards. Price Rs. 3,499


  • Browse the web, watch Youtube® videos, check e-mail, and much more with Android™ 2.3.
  • High-speed 1 GHz processor and DDRII 256MB RAM.
  • Integrated HDMI port for connection with LCD/LED TV.
  • Plays popular video, music, and photo formats.
  • Download and Install Google Andriod apps.
  • Connect to the Internet wirelessly with high-speed networking support (Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g) .
  • Easy Access to Email, Office and Games.
  • Experience Facebook and social networking at your fingertips.
  • Seamless Digital Media Experience.
  • E-Book Reader .
  • Rechargeable lithium-polymer battery.

T-Pad IS701R


O/S Android 2.3
TF card  TF card support to 32G
Wifi 802.11b/g/n
LCD resolution 7” TFT, 16:9, 800*600
Touch screen Resistive touch screen
G-Sensor Rotator screen, 3D games
Camera 0.3MP
Battery Li-ion3000mah 5V2A
Video Max.1280*720 mkv(H.264 HP) avi rm/rmvb flv wmv9 mp4
Flash Adode Flash 10.3
Email Send/receive email online

3.  Zync Pad Z990

Z990 also one of the cheapest Android tablet in India. It runs android 4.0(ICS) with 1.2 GHZ processor. And the special specification is it has 1GB DDR3 RAM. Price Rs. 8, 990. The price slightly high from compare to other android tablets. But it has special features like 5-point multi touch and 8GB inbuilt memory.



Processor 1.2 GHz
O/S Android 4.0
Price Rs. 8,990
Screen  7″ Five point touch screen
Memory 4 GB (In built)
Expandable up to 32GB
Camera 0.3 mega pixel (Front)
Keyboard External
Weight 380 grams`
Connectivity 3G USB Doungles, USB, HDMI Port,

4. HCL ME U1

HCL launched new android 4.0 tablets with low cost. It has Cortex A8 1GHz Processor, Multiple Connectivity options – USB port, Wifi and 3G USB Dongle, Capacitive Touch Dispaly,7 inches 800×480 pixels, 24×7 HCL Touch Support. Price Rs. 7,999.



Operating System Android 4.0.3 – Ice Cream Sandwich
Sytem on Chip Cortex A8 (1Ghz processor)
No.of CPUs One
3G Support Not inbuilt but supports through external USB 3G dongle
Touch panel Projected Capacitive Glass Touch screen – Multi touch points support
Inbuilt speaker & Mic Inbuilt Mono speaker system 1.0 Watts, Inbuilt one Mono Microphone.
SoC Clock Speed 1 Ghz
Integrated Graphics Video Processing Unit (VPU inbuilt into SoC) supporting OpenGL ES2.0 and Open VG 1.1 and video decoder for H.264/H.263/MPEG1/2/MPEG4/SVC-1/RV and JPEG
On board Audio In built on SoC
Card Reader One inbuilt – only MicroSD card support upto 32GB
Camera Front side camera – 0.3 Megapixel
G- Sensor Inbuilt 3-Axis Orientation/Motion Detection Sensor – for landscape/portrait mode change only
L1 cache 32KB Data + 32KB Instruction Cache Inbuilt
L2 cache 128KB Inbuilt
High definition video support 720p and 1080p capable
Internal RAM 1GB
Internal Flash Memory 4GB – Flash (MLC – MultilevelCell technology) expandable up to 32 GB through external microSD Card
C.I/O Ports
DC -IN Jack One
Card Reader Port One (MicroSD card Reader)
External Audio Out One (3.5mm Headphone output jack)
USB Port One
mini-USB Port One
Internal MIC One
D.LCD Display
Screen Standard 7.0″
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Brightness 300 cd / m2
Native Resolution 800 x 480 (WVGA)
Backlight Type LED
E.Wireless (WLAN) (Wifi)
Inbuilt Antennae One In-built Antennae
Wireless chip/module Form factor / Interface Embedded on the coreboard
Wireless chipset RTL8188CUS (WLAN 802.11b/g/n)
F.In Built Battery Pack
Battery type Lithium-ion – Polymer
Battery pack Capacity (mAh) 4000mAh
Voltage Rating (Volts) 3.7 Volts
G.Physical Specification
Tablet Dimensions 192.8 x 117.28 x 12.53 mm
Tablet Weight 350 gm
H.External AC Adapter details
DC Output Voltage/Current 5V – 2 Amps
AC Input Rating 100-240V,0.3Amps, 50/60Hz
AC power connector / adapter type 2 pin Indian standard (wall mountable type)
Wattage 10 Watts
I.Chassis Material
Chassis Type PC+ ABS plastic on top side and on back side
Top side Pure White with UV Glossy finish
Rear side Pure White with UV Glossy finish

5.Beetel Magiq II

Beetel Magiq II runs android 2.2 with 768MHZ processor. 8GB inbuilt memory and you can extend upto 32GB. Voise calling is the main feature in Magiq II. And it has 2MP camera both front and back. Price Rs. 9,500.


Key features :-

  •  Free 8GB SDCard inside
  • Snapdragon Processor
  • Android 2.2
  • 7.0″ WVGA Screen
  • Dual Camera – (2MP + 2MP)
  • Comfy Stand
  • Track Pad
  • 3G Tablet
  • Android Market (Free Apps)

6. Acer -Iconia B1

Acer has launched its Iconia B1 tablet with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean in India carrying a price tag of Rs. 7,999. The price, as well as the launch timeline, is in line with what we had reportedearlier this month before the tablet’s official launch.

The Acer Iconia B1 was unveiled at CES last week. It sports a 7-inch display with 1024×600 resolution and is powered by a 1.2GHz dual-core Mediatek processor (MTK 8317T) alongside 512MB RAM and 8GB internal storage. It features a microSD card to expand the available storage by another 32GB. Connectivity options on the Acer Iconia B1 include Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, GPS, Bluetooth 4.0 and Micro-USB. A 0.3-megapixel front camera is thrown-in for good measure.

Announcing the launch, Mr. S. Rajendran, Chief Marketing Officer, Acer India, said, “The tablet PC market in India has been one of the fastest growing segments and has potential to grow even further in 2013. As a global leader, we are committed to introducing devices that follow high standards of quality and reliability. The Iconia B1 is a product that is geared to exceed consumer expectation while guaranteeing a wholesome experience.”

While the 512 RAM does seem slightly underwhelming, at the price point of Rs. 7,999 a branded tablet running Jelly Bean seems like a pretty decent deal. We can’t wait to see how the tablet performs in the real world – stay tuned for a detailed review, which should be up within the next few days.


Acer Iconia B1-A71 key specifications

  • 7-inch diagonal WSVGA capacitive multitouch screen with 1024×600 resolution display
  • Mediatek dual-core 1.2GHz processor (MTK 8317T)
  • 512MB DDR3 memory
  • 8GB of internal storage with microSD expansion slot with up to 32GB support
  • Wireless connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
  • Bluetooth wireless technology 4.0
  • GPS
  • Micro-USB (charging and PC connect) with USB 2.0
  • 3.5mm headset/headphone/microphone jack
  • Internal speaker
  • Front-facing 0.3-megapixel webcam
  • Rechargeable 2,710 mAh battery
  • Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system
  • Dimensions: 197.4 mm x 128.5 mm x 11.3 mm
  • Weight: 320 g

7. Karbonn Smart Tab3 Blade Tablet

Touted as the slimmest tablet from the Karbonn stable, Smart Tab 3 Blade belies its budget price tag of Rs 4,990. The 7-inch tablet flaunts a capacitive 5 point multi touch screen and a 2-megapixel front camera along with Full HD video playback up to 1080p.

The device is powered by the delicious Android OS 4.0 ICS and a 1.2 GHz processor. In addition its also comes equipped with an amazing 3D-G-Sensor for excellent gaming experience. On the connectivity front, the device houses Wi-Fi and supports 3G via USB Dongle.

Karbonn Smart Tab 3 features an internal memory capacity of 1 GB with option to expand upto 32GB through a Micro SD card, giving you ample space for all your multimedia needs – be it songs, movies, pictures or more. There is also a HDMI port that enables users to plug in the tablet  to connect HDTV and enjoy movies.

The device houses a moderate battery back up at 2600 mAh – which provides 7 hours of surfing time, 8 hours of videopPlayback, and 25 hours of music playback – in short an uninterrupted fun time.


The Internet In 2012: 634 Million Websites, 2.4 Billion Users.

The folks from up-time monitoring company Royal Pingdom have assembled a gargantuan list of various internet-related stats from 2012, and it’s a very interesting read.

Though we’ve seen nearly all of these numbers before — for example, we covered Facebook passing 1 billion users in October as well as Twitter’s 200 million in December — seeing them all in one place reminds you of how small and insignificant we are in the vast ocean of data that is the internet.

Highlights from the list include 2.2 billion email users worldwide (425 million use Gmail, making it the biggest email service around), 634 million websites (with 51 million being added to the web every year) and 246 million domain name registrations in 2012.

There were 100 million .com domain names (remember the first one, registered in 1985?), 2.4 billion internet users worldwide, and 1.2 trillion searches on Google in 2012.

On the social media front, in 2012 there were 2.7 billion likes on Facebook every day, 175 million tweets were sent on Twitter every day, while Google’s +1 button was used a whopping 5 billion times per day.

Finally, there were 1.3 billion smartphones in use worldwide by the end of 2012, 4 billion hours of video was being watched on YouTube monthly and a flabbergasting 7 petabytes of photos were added to Facebook every month.