Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Smart Phones under Rs.10000

Samsung Galaxy Y S5360

Currently priced at Rs 7,000, the Samsung Galaxy Y has Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS with 830 MHz ARMv6 processor, 290 MB RAM and a 2MP camera. Galaxy Y comes with a 3 inch TFT capacitive touchscreen, Samsung's TouchWiz user interface and multi touch function. It has 180 MB internal memory which can be expanded by up to 32 GB. Other features include WiFi b/g/n with hotspot, Bluetooth v3.0 A2DP, a 1200 mAh battery, 3G and A-GPS.

LG Optimus Net P690

Currently priced as low as Rs 9,999 now. The Optimus Net comes with a 3.2 inch capacitive touch screen with accelerometer and proximity sensor for better gaming. It has an Android 2.3 Gingerbread operating system powered by an 800 MHz Qualcomm processor. This is only the second handset to feature Android 2.3 with above 800 MHz processor. Its other features include a 3.15 megapixel camera, 32 GB expandable memory, WiFi b/g/n, WiFi Hotspot, DLNA capability, Li-ion 1500 mAh battery, A-GPS support etc.

Nokia E5 

There are many more Nokia handsets within the Rs 5,000-Rs 10,000 price bracket, such as Nokia C series X series phones, this E series is priced at Rs 9,000, Nokia E5 runs Symbian S 60 operating system on an ARM 11 600 MHz processor. Nokia E5 has the best in the industry 5 megapixel camera with flash, 32 GB expandable memory slot, 2.36 inch display, 1200 mAh battery, A-GPS, Nokia Maps, Bluetooth, WiFi b/g etc.

Micromax A70

Very reasonable price of Rs 7,600, Micromax A70 3G comes with Android 2.2 Froyo operating system and a 600 MHz ARMv6 Qualcomm processor. Its 3.2 touchscreen is a capacitive one that supports multi touch input. A70 is the only handset in this list to feature dual cameras — a 5 megapixel camera at the back and a front facing VGA one. Other noted features of Micromax A70 include a 1450 mAh battery, 32 GB expandable memory option, WiFi b/g with hotspot feature and Bluetooth.

Sony Ericsson Mix Walkman

It is priced at Rs 6,250, and is the cheapest phone in the list. As the name signifies, its key feature is its Walkman. Sony Ericsson Mix Walkman comes with a Zappin key to search music. When pressed, the Zappin key opens a preview of the next track and lets you decide whether it is a favourite you want to listen to or not. A Karaoke function also enables the vocal track from any song to be lowered instantly so you can sing along. Though it's the only phone in this list to run on a Java operating system, it has a decent specification list with 3 inch scratch resistance display, 256 MB internal memory expandable memory up to 32 GB, WiFi, Bluetooth, 1000 mAh battery and 3.15 megapixel back camera.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

தமிழ் வளர்ப்போம் - பேஸ்புக்கில் தமிழில் பெயர் மாற்றும் வழி

1. Goto Google Tamil Translate -> Type your name in English and press SPACE

2. It converts your name into tamil

3. Facebook -> Home -> Account Settings

4. Name: Edit

5. Copy and Paste your name from Google Translate website into the name settings text box, do not forget to enter password and click save changes.

E-Challan Initiative by Chennai Traffic Police

I see many funny posts about singara Chennai, how its traffic system is and about  Chennai City Traffic Police (CCTP). When we make fun of them, we should also appreciate their efforts. It does not reach public completely, because of very less awareness, let it start from literate people.

The e-challan system has proved so successful that the investment cost of Rs.2.83 crore was recovered in just four months. The CCTP's monthly average fine collection until June was around Rs.70 lakh a month. This works out to Rs.2.8 crore for four months. But, in the four months since the launch of the system, the fine collected has been over Rs.5.8 crore.

The money raised through fine goes back to the road-user. We use the money to instal traffic signals, temporary barricades, and road markings. CCTP have started a facebook page, CCTP Facebook Page where they post regular updates of traffic diversion, they also take complaints, post details of income/expenditure and many more.

The system helps trace past violations and previous offenders with ease. Since the software is pre-programmed with specific fine amounts for each offence, there is little chance of corruption as long as offenders insist on an e-challan. Everything is incorporated in the bill itself. If it's a 'no parking' offence, earlier some officials could get around Rs.200, but now they can't do that because it's all incorporated in the machine. If it is no parking, the fine is Rs 100.

In case of any complaints with regard to the misuse of the devices by field officials, public can call 28521323 or sms to 9003130103. They are also planning for spot credit card payment of fine.

Writing in the visitor's book at the Anna Salai police station, Jayalalithaa wrote: "This technology driven initiative of the Chennai city police will go a long way towards better enforcement of traffic rules. The utility of these systems depends on the persons who handle them. The police, as law enforcement agents, should always strive to fulfill the aspirations of the people by serving them effectively."

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Google announces Photography Contest

Wow friends, great chance to share your views with the world. Google announces Photography contest, with no entrance fee, wonderful news ah... a photography portfolio of 8 photos can be submitted. they have limited only one entry per person, subsequent entries will be rejected.

Eligibility Rules - More Details
  • 18 years or older on the submission date 
  • Should be enrolled for undergraduate or graduate in a reputed university
  • Not a resident of Brazil, Quebec, Cuba, Iran, Iraq, Syria, North Korea, Sudan, Libya, Liberia, Zimbabwe, or Myanmar (Burma)
Contest Period - November 10, 2011 - January 31, 2012

Categories - More Details
Me, Food, Travel, Fashion, Sound/Silence, Action, Street, Sport, Night, Point of View

Prize Details - More Details
  • 100 entries selected as Semi-finalists will get Samsung Galaxy Nexus phone
  • 10 individuals selected as Finalists will receive an invitation to exhibit his or her Photographs at Saatchi Gallery, London for 7 weeks. Prize includes round-trip airfare for each Finalist and 1 guest to London, UK with 3 nights hotel accomodation and meal cost of US$200 per day per person
  • Grand Prize will receive a 7-day trip for a photo shoot with a professional photographer at a place to be mutually agreed with Sponsor and the Grand Prize Winner. 
Now what are you waiting for, Enter the Contest and Submit your photos to win.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Microstock - Earn Money from photos

Taking Digital photos has almost become a habit for everyone nowdays. All of us have a digital camera or mobile camera. Technology has changed so much, that people started buying mobiles having camera as one criteria. Nokia N8 is giving 12MP camera along with its mobile, Samsung Galaxy, iPhone providing 8MP camera.

Early days taking photos included a cost for buying film roll, but now photos does not cost even a penny, so everyone of us take photos whenever we want and at some point, when you turn back, its piled up with loads of personal photos, we do click some unusual events, and lot more, but did anyone of us thought What to do with these photos? Will they make something sensible for us? Can it be sold and made money?

You can either sell your photos, monetize your photos with advertising or submit your photos to sites that will share advertising revenue with you. Here comes the list of options to make money from our photos Stock Photography is a concept where we upload our photos. Instead of hiring a professional photographer, a buyer licenses an image and the user uploaded is paid a commission.
shutterstock dreamstime
fotolia istockphoto
123rf bigstockphoto
yaymicro veer
canstockphoto PantherMedia

shutterstock - It's free to contribute and you'll earn $0.25 to $28.00 per image download
dreamstime - Download images for as low as Rs. 10.98/image, commission to contributor
fotolia - Download images for as low as $0.75/image or $0.16/subscription, commission to contributor
iStockphoto - Free images to download
123RF - Download images for as low as $0.21/image, commission to contributor
BIGSTOCK - Download images for as low as $0.99/image, commission to contributor
YAY - Print images for as low as $1.40/image, commission to contributor
Veer - Free images to download
CANSTOCKPHOTO - Download images for as low as $0.40/image, commission to contributor
panthermedia - Download images for as low as € 1/image, commission to contributor

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Coffee or Tea ? Switch to Healthy Alternative

70% of human beings wake up with a cup of coffee or tea, but did we think whether it is healthy? The caffine content, the aroma addicts us to have it more, simply like a alcohol. We should be thinking and switch to a alternative drink every day to be fit and healthy, because health is one thing which we cannot buy in this world, one good example is Steve Jobs, who is capable of buying anything and everything, but not his health. Some of herbal drink which we can make a habit daily and their vitamin values are

Hibiscus Rosa-senensis(sembaruthi): Three hibiscus petals boiled and filtered like coffee, add some lemon juice with honey and drink it like Tea. If taken regularly for 40days, reduces heart attack and increases heart strength, reduces stress.

Cassia auriculata (avaram poo) is proven to control and reduce blood sugar levels. It rejuvenates the body  and reduce blood sugar levels drastically. Avarampoo can be cool dried, powdered and used as a tea which helps to rejuvenate and cure diabetes.

Boil few tender Mango leaves in water and washing mouth with this water, reduces tooth ache. Taking half teaspoon of ground powder of Mango leaves dried in shade with water 2 or 3 times a day stops dysentery. 

Water boiled with basil leaves (Thulasi) can be taken as drink in case of sore throat. This water can also be used as a gargle. It reduces blood cholestrol. Basil (Thulasi) has strengthening effect on the kidney. In case of renal stone the juice of basil leaves and honey, if taken regularly for 6 months it removes kidney stone via urine.

For menstruation delay, take ½ teaspoon finely ground cinnamon (dalchini) every night along with 1 cup milk. Powder 1 teaspoon dried mint (pudina) leaves and take with 1 teaspoon honey, thrice daily. Kills intestine germs, clean blood, cleans blood vessels, good for gastric problems

Guava is a rich source of vitamin C, guava's vitamin C content is 5x more than that of an orange, carotenoids, potassium, phosphorus, calcium and iron. If you have chicken pox, drinking 4 cups of guava tea will make the chicken pox heal faster and the skin will have less scarring.

Stay healthy.......

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