Saturday, February 26, 2011


Expected Price: Rs. 9200
The Nokia X5 is a QWERTY phone designed for youngsters. It has been designed keeping in mind youngster’s needs. It has very interesting features, such as the ability to change tracks by shaking the phone or knowing how many unread messages you have. It has a 5 megapixel camera with flash, QVGA display, 3G and Wi-Fi. It also runs on Symbian S60 3rd Edition. In other words it means this is a Smartphone. And because of that you can run multiple applications on it and download more from Nokia's Ovi Store.
Nokia X5 has a unique design. It has a distinctive square shape when closed. Slide open the phone and you will find a full QWERTY keypad.
The phone uses stainless steel all around and on the back for the battery cover. Above the battery cover is the 5 megapixel camera with LED flash. The SIM card and microSD card are placed below the battery. The X5 accepts up to 16GB microSD cards and comes with a 2GB card as standard.

Nokia X5 has a 2.36-inch QVGA display. It has an ambient light sensor to automatically adjust the display brightness.
The Nokia X5 is a quad band 3G handset. It also supports Wi-Fi 802.11b/g and Bluetooth v2.1 but there is no GPS. The X5 records the videos in VGA resolution but at a lowly 15FPS.
The X5 comes with a dedicated music key, which launches and hides the music player. The X5 also has a 3.5mm headphone jack and a powerful loudspeaker. The X5 also has an FM radio. The radio sensitivity was very good and so was the audio quality.
The Nokia X5 has a 950 mAh Li-Ion battery.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Microsoft Keyboard Shortcuts

Microsoft Windows shortcut keys
Alt + Tab: Switch between open applications.
Alt + Shift + Tab: Switch backwards between open applications.
Alt + double-click: Display the properties of the object you double-click on.
Ctrl + Tab: Switches between program groups or document windows in applications that support this feature.
Ctrl + Shift + Tab: Same as above but backwards.
Alt + Print Screen: Create a screen shot only for the program you are currently in.
Ctrl + Print Screen: Creates a screen shot of the entire screen.
Ctrl + Alt + Del: Reboot the computer and brings up the Windows task manager.
Ctrl + Shift + Esc: Immediately bring up the Windows task manager.
Ctrl + Esc: Bring up the Windows Start menu.
Alt + Esc: Switch Between open applications on taskbar.
F1: Activates help for current open application.
F2: Renames selected Icon.
F3: Starts find from desktop.
F4: Opens the drive selection when browsing.
F5: Refresh Contents to where you were on the page.
Ctrl + F5: Refreshes page to the beginning of the page.
F10: Activates menu bar.
Shift + F10: Simulates right-click on selected item.
F4: Select a different location to browse in the Windows Explorer toolbar.
Alt + F4: Closes Current open program.
Ctrl + F4: Closes Window in Program.
F6: Move cursor to different Windows Explorer pane.
Alt + Space bar: Drops down the window control menu.
Ctrl + (the '+' key on the keypad): Automatically adjust the widths of all the columns in Windows explorer.
Alt + Enter: Opens properties window of selected icon or program.
Alt + Space bar: Open the control menu for the current window open.
Shift + Del: Delete programs/files without throwing them into the recycle bin.
Holding Shift: Boot Safe Mode or by pass system files as the computer is booting.
Holding Shift: When putting in an audio CD, will prevent CD Player from playing.
Enter: Activates the highlighted program.
Alt + Down arrow: Display all available options on drop down menu.
* (on the keypad): Expands all folders on the currently selected folder or drive in Windows Explorer.
+ (on the keypad): Expands only the currently selected folder in Windows Explorer.
- (on the keypad): Collapses the currently selected folder in Windows Explorer.
Windows key keyboard shortcuts:
WINKEY: Pressing the Windows key alone will open Start.
WINKEY + F1: Opens the Microsoft Windows help and support center.
WINKEY + F3: Opens the Advanced find window in Microsoft Outlook.
WINKEY + D: Brings the desktop to the top of all other windows.
WINKEY + M: Minimizes all windows.
WINKEY + SHIFT + M: Undo the minimize done by WINKEY + M and WINKEY + D.
WINKEY + E: Open Microsoft Explorer.
WINKEY + Tab: Cycle through open programs through the taskbar.
WINKEY + F: Display the Windows Search / Find feature.
WINKEY + CTRL + F: Display the search for computers window.
WINKEY + R: Open the run window.
WINKEY + Pause / Break key: Open the system properties window.
WINKEY + U: Open Utility Manager.
WINKEY + L: Lock the computer and switch users if needed.
WINKEY + P: Quickly change between monitor display types. (Windows 7 only)
WINKEY + LEFT ARROW: Shrinks the window to 1/2 screen on the left side for side by side viewing. (Windows 7 only)
WINKEY + RIGHT ARROW: Shrinks the window to 1/2 screen on the right side for side by side viewing. (Windows 7 only)
WINKEY + UP ARROW: When in the side by side viewing mode, this shortcut takes the screen back to full size. (Windows 7 only)
WINKEY + DOWN ARROW: Minimizes the screen.  Also, when in the side by side viewing mode, this shortcut takes the screen back to a minimized size. (Windows 7 only)

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Keyboard Slippers

Are you one of those person for whom comfort can take back seat for Style. Then these keyboard slippers are just for you. Flaunt them and show your geeky side to the world. Being geeky is in. Besides walking on QWERTY could be fun.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

List of Basic PC Shortcuts


List of Basic PC Shortcuts which could make your life lot easier:

Alt + F: File menu options in current program.
Alt + E: Edit options in current program.
F1: Universal Help in almost every Windows program.
Ctrl + A: Select all text.
Ctrl + X: Cut selected item.
Shift + Del: Cut selected item.
Ctrl + C: Copy selected item.
Ctrl + Ins: Copy selected item.
Ctrl + V: Paste
Shift + Ins: Paste
Home:             Goes to beginning of current line.
Ctrl + Home: Goes to beginning of document.
End: Goes to end of current line.
Ctrl + End: Goes to end of document.
Shift + Home: Highlights from current position to beginning of line.
Shift + End: Highlights from current position to end of line.
Ctrl + Left arrow: Moves one word to the left at a time.
Ctrl + Right arrow: Moves one word to the right at a time.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011


Expected Price: Rs. 17,500/-

The Cowon X7 MP3 Player has measures only 129.9×78.6×14.5millimeter and weight just 212g. It comes with a 4.3-inch screen with a 480×272 pixels resolution; it’s capable to play a wide range of digital files formats such as MP3, WMA, OGG, FLAC, APE and WAV, as well as DivX, Xvid and WMV video files. The X7 also comes with the usual FM Tuner Radio, Image browser, Flash player and even Bluetooth Headphone support. The X7 comes with Cowon's JetEffect 3.0 and BBE+ sound effects. This is the most comprehensive suite of sound altering settings that you will find on any device and gives you a billion options to adjust. The Cowon X7 is quite big, in fact it's huge. It looks massive compared to the likes of the iPod touch, which is less than half the thickness of the X7 and also much smaller overall. Cowon claims an incredible 103 hours of battery life for audio playback and 10 hours for video.
The video player support on the X7 is very restricted and is only limited to AVI, WMV and ASF. The X7 does not support MKV, MP4 or MPEG formats. It also supports only SD resolution videos, which is a major drawback as it does not support HD.