When it comes to broadband in India, there are few key players which rules Indian broadband backbone. Airtel and MTNL/BSNL has widest coverage in terms of coverage.
I have been using Airtel broadband connection from last 5 years and I always have love and hate relation with them. Despite of their quality tech support, I hate their customer service which is below average and I hate their FUP.
FUP is Fair usage policy which limits your unlimited broadband connection to a limit and when you finish that bandwidth threshold, your broadband speed will be revise to 256Kbps. I’m using Airtel broadband 1799 Plan which gives me 4 MBPS speed and FUP limit of 50Gb. Being a power user, I consume my 50Gb limit by 15th day of every month and I had to rely on my 3.1 MBPs Tata photon+. Though Problem with Tata Photon+ is, speed is consistent and at times I can’t completely rely on Tata photon+.
Airtel Speed on Demand service:
Here I’m talking about Airtel Speed on demand service, which will let you increase your speed to 512 kbps, 1 mbps or 2mbps for one hour by paying nominal charge.
Here is how Airtel charges for Speed on demand service:
So now, when ever I have an important video meeting or important Freelancing work, I usually activate the speed on demand service by Airtel and enjoy high bandwidth for 1 hour. You can always reactivate this service instantly.
To activate Airtel speed on demand service, Go to their page and select your city. You might need to login to your Airtel account to activate this service. It will show you your Airtel DSL id and you can select the speed which you want to activate and it will be activated instantly for one hour.
It will also ask you if you wish to renew Speed on demand ( Airtel SOD) service after 1 hour and you can renew it or it will be deactivated automatically after one hour.
Here is a screenshot of Airtel SOD service running while writing this post:
I would say, Airtel offering nominal charge but they might like to bring their 512 kbps plan to single digit to make this service more popular.
Have you ever used Airtel Speed on demand service? How’s your experience with Airtel broadband service?
Aircel is launching a set of new 3G Plans and we would like to share the same with you. You would recall that 3 years ago when Aircel launched Pocket Internet, it changed the way mobile internet was perceived and consumed. It truly democratised data for the consumer.
With 3G we are at a similar juncture. While consumers understand the benefit of 3G and there is a desire to adopt, 3G remains out of their reach. With Aircel’s new offering of Pocket Internet Smart has Aircel is ready to revolutionize the landscape of mobile internet unlocking the true 3G potential, both for the consumer and the business.
PocketInternet Smart will offer Aircel consumers unlimited 3G at attractive prices. It will also for the first time, offer, unlimited 3G and 2G data on a single recharge and the plans will be device agnostic. These innovative features will provide consumers benefits such as freedom from data bills shocks, ease of recharge and convenience of using the same plan across devices – mobiles, tablets and dongles
Aircel Pocket Internet Smart Offering:
High Speed Data
Data Transfer on 3G & 2G network in Validity
High Speed Pre – FuP
Speed post FUP
Here are 10 reasons why we feel the Aircel’s Pocket Internet Smart would help the consumers:
3G is currently 10X more expensive than the 2G offering.
Currently, a customer needs to buy separate packs to browse on 2G and 3G.
As of now most 3G packs in the market allow limited browsing, i.e. post free usage user is charged at 10p/10KB that effectively translate into INR10/MB leading to huge bills!
There is no availability of daily, weekly or sachet unlimited 3G packs for intermittent/ casual usage.
With the current 3G/2G packs, the customer has to keep toggling between 2G and 3G on his phone so that he doesn’t end up using his expensive 3G data in 2G network. With the new plans, he no longer needs to do this.
Dongle plans from Aircel now start at as low as 198 per month. This is also an unlimited plan and the customer can freely consume data without worrying about the bill.
The new dongle plans are also a major deviation from the current set up. Unlimited plans from Aircel start at below Rs 200. There is a possibility of using Aircel card on existing dongles (which could be a Micromax/ Huawei/ etc.) and benefit with these new plans.
For the first time, Aircel has come out with low priced plans, which don’t have a rider – there’s not even a speed rider. Even the lowest plan, at Rs. 8, comes with a 3.6Mbps speed.
All the plans can be used on roaming. So a customer moving to a 2G area can consume data seamlessly. Also, even if he moves to a 2G circle, he can continue consuming data seamlessly (at 2G speeds).
At and above Rs. 198, the customer can freely move his plan from mobile to dongle to tab etc. There is no restrictions on type of device – which is currently there on every operator – including Aircel.
Do you have any query regarding Aircel 3G plan? Do let us know..
Screen capture a.k.a taking screenshots are of those activities that you must be doing day to day. I have been using many tools on my Windows system and mostly stick to Snag it and Windows 7 snipping tool for taking screenshot. Though, as I mentioned in my earlier article (Download Google chrome offline Installer), Chrome is my favorite browser, so I thought of adding one such chrome screen capture addon, which will help me taking screen-shots quickly. Aviary is not the only addon but this is by far one of my favorite extension for Chrome.
Aviary addon for Chrome:
Among the many Google Chrome plugins, one of the most useful plugins is Aviary Screen Capture. This nifty little extension for Google Chrome lets Chrome users take screenshots of any webpage and quickly edit it from within the browser using the web app at aviary.com. Aviary Screen Capture also gives access to other services provided by aviary.com.
After installation of Aviary Screen Capture plugin, an icon is added to the address bar of Google Chrome browser which can then be clicked to access the services provided by Aviary Screen Capture.
Capturing the screen can be done by selecting the Capture Visible Portion of Page. This opens Aviary Image Markup tab with the webpage which is selected in a new tab. Next, a set of tools is made available from which users can select portions of a web page and then edit them with MS paint like features.
One of the features offered by Aviary Screen Capture is the color editor which is a within-browser color editor and color editor can be used to modify images and other multimedia elements.
Aviary also lets crop and resize images, rotate and flip them and also add visual notes like arrows, text and highlights to captured images.
Aviary Screen Capture is a one-in-all image capture and editing tool which can be effectively used to capture and edit all kinds of images and webpages within Google Chrome web browser. Well, if you are looking for a simple and easy to use Chrome screen capture addon, Aviary should be your quick choice.
Blogging platforms often have elements that take quite some time to load up in the browser. This can be inconvenient if you want to make small edits to a blog post. For instance if you find that a comma was misplaced in a post, waiting a minute for the editing interface to load so you can make the correction is frustrating if you are short on time.
One thing, which I learned about Blogging is, ideas can come any time. For example, when you are reading this blog post, you might get an idea to write about blog editor tools for Chrome and so on. To blog from web page you are using, Scribefire is one of the most effective chrome addon for writers and Bloggers.
ScribeFire Chrome Addon:
ScribeFire is a browser extension for Google Chrome and other web browsers. After you install the extension in Chrome, it adds a new button to the address bar. Clicking on this button opens up editing interface the extension offers.
The interface requires virtually zero loading time. It opens up right away. The first time you open it up you will need to add your blog. Supported blogs include WordPress, Blogspot, TypePad, Windows Live Spaces, Tumblr, Posterous, Xanga, LiveJournal, or any other blog that supports the MetaWeblog or MovableType APIs. A blog can be added by providing its URL along with your username and password. This information is required to get the editing rights.
In latest (ScribeFire 4), you can use OAuth authorization to give permission to WordPress and Blogger blog, so you need not need to worry about security of your blogs. Also, if you are into content curation, you can use Scribefire to publish the post to multiple site. You can always use features like Autotweet or auto-syndication on your blog to keep your social media profile updated. Limit is endless, but all you need is a proper plan to execute it. Anyhow, lets not make it confusing for new users and stick to simple blog writing capability of Scribefire.
How to use ScribeFire in Chrome?
When your Blogging account credentials have been verified, you can start posting new entries to your blog as well as editing the existing ones. All the posts are available through a dropdown list – there are no links to click. The writing space supports special formatting along with hyperlinks, indentations, quotations, images, and a lot more.
You can even specify the categories of a post and schedule a posting time for each entry. In conclusion, ScribFire is an invaluable tool for bloggers that makes publishing and editing easy and fast.
This addon is also available for other browser like Firefox, Safari and Opera. So, if you are still not using Chrome, you will not miss much. You can download Scribefire addon for all the browsers here.
Do let us know if you are aware of more such addons which will make work easier for us to write from any page on browser?
One of the most important things which you will be asked for, when you go out looking for a job, is your curriculum vitae or in other words, your CV. In simple words, a curriculum vitae helps in providing the potential employer an overview about what an applicant can do, meaning it provides an idea about his or her skills, experience and qualifications.
As we say “First impression is the last impression” and when you appearing for a job, your curriculum Vitae is one of the essential key, apart from your appearance, skills and knowledge. Rest, I believe luck is a good factor too when you applying for job. But, if you are one of those withe extra-ordinary skills, you can always win this hunt for job with your work skills.
The CV is the thing which is used to screen out the applicants who have applied for a job and so, if your CV is good, this means that you have a higher chance of being called for an interview.
There are many ways you can create your curriculum vitae. Most of us prefer typing our own CVs. There are some standard checklist for creating awesome CV’s and you should make sure, your CV have all the important details which requires.
When you type a CV by yourself, there are chances that you might make mistakes in the spellings and other things. Having spelling mistakes in your CV doesn’t look good in front of job-recruiter or anyone, and your potential employer will feel that you don’t re-check the work that you do. So, how can you keep yourself away from making mistakes in your CV and increasing your chances of getting a job?
Answer is simple and instead of creating those resumes, which lands in dustbin use these online resume websites to create resume. There are a lot of websites on the internet which have a lot of templates, and you can select a template that you like and start creating your professional-looking CV.
I must admit that there are numerous other websites present on the internet which can help you in creating a nice-looking curriculum vitae. I have a compiled a list of such few websites which are popular and you can refer to them to create CV online. I also suggest you to create your LinkedIn profile which will help you to keep your online presence, as many companies believe in finding people for job using social sites. Anyways, the point here is you can get a CV online using these free resume websites, but make sure before you take the final print out, do a proof-read and think which all factors about your academic and professional like will help you to get Instant job.
The first website tool which I am going to tell you about is by the name CeeVee . Don’t be fooled by its name. I know it sounds funny and not that serious but believe me; CeeVee can help you in creating a very well-written and interesting looking CV, which can be used anywhere you want. This tool is very easy to use and in just a few clicks you can create the CV you want. CeeVee>
This tool also provides you with other features: You can publish your CV online and customize it the way you want to. You can save it in a PDF format. Think of this as creating your profile on a social-networking site, and you can also follow different companies and see if they have any job opening. Numerous companies will also have access to the curriculum vitae you create.
JobSpice is another website which I would recommend if you want to create CV online in just a few easy clicks. Just create a free account, and you will be asked to enter the relevant information. Do that and in the end, you will get a complete CV which can be used anywhere you want whenever you go out and apply for a job. JobSpice>
If you are looking for more than just a normal looking CV, then VisualCV is the online CV builder for you. With this CV builder, you won’t only be able to create a well looking CV, you can also add different visual effects in your CV or resume. This means that this builder allows you to embed different photos, videos, charts and even put in different links about works which you have published, etc. Once, you have completed your CV; you can then share the CV your have created with other social networks, and you can also send it to potential employers. You can save the CV you have created, and you can also add or delete a few things whenever you want in order to keep your CV up to date. Recently, VisualCV has been acquired by Talent Technology and Talent Technology will operate this CV builder.
CVMaker is another efficient CV building tool which you can use with ease. You can select any one of the numerous templates and then start adding your data in order to create a good-looking CV online, which you can save, print out and send to your professional employers.
eCVs is another tool which I would like to recommend when you want to create CV online. This tool provides you with the basic features of creating a CV; however, you can also present your CV to potential employers. You can also gain valuable information about how you can improve your chances of success when you go out in order hunt for a job.
I have provided you with 5 ways through which you can create a CV online and present yourself in a better way when you apply for a job. The good thing about creating an online curriculum vitae, is that you can be sure that your final CV won’t have any grammatical errors or spelling mistakes present in it, and you can always update your CV when you want to.
The CV building tools which I have discussed above will guide you along the way as you start making your CV. However, there are a few things I want to tell you whenever you sit down to create your CV.
The basic thing which you need to keep in mind is that a CV is supposed to provide the employer about your skills, qualifications and your experience related to the job you are applying for. Try to keep unnecessary information out from your CV. Understand what kind of job you are applying for and then add skills, etc. which you have, related to that specific job. Don’t forget to put in some solid references and recommendations. If you haven’t worked before, then its better, that you mention your teacher or tutor as your reference.
Whenever you are writing about your interests, present yourself in the best possible way. Tell your employer that you can handle responsibility, and you can work in a team, etc. and restrain yourself from making long CVs. Curriculum vitae which can be put on two sides of A4 paper is enough.
Do let us know which online tool you are using to create resumes and what’s your best tip for creating awesome resumes?
If you are an iPhone lover and a Geek, I’m sure you must have jailbroken your iPhone by now. By Jailbreaking your iPhone you can install many applications which are paid, have root access to your iPhone . After Jailbreaking your iPhone you can also SSH into iPhone via Windows or Mac using any SSH client.
In this tutorial, I will be sharing how you can SSH your iPhone. This will be a step by step guide and before we move ahead you should learn basic of SSH from Wikipedia page.
To get started with OpenSSh, follow the complete guide below:
OpenSSh iPhone starter guide for Jailbroken Devices:
You need to have a jailbroken iPhone with Cydia installed to get started with sshing into iPhone. First thing which you need to do is install OpenSSH from your jailbroken iPhone using Cydia. Search for open SSH in cydia or else you can find it under networking category.
Obtain your iPhone IP address:
Before we start transferring file to your iPhone using SSH, we need to connect to iPhone using any SSH client. To start with we need to find iPhone IP and here you can get started with this. Go to settings > Wi-fi click on connected Wi.-fi connection name and you will see your IP address detail.
Using WinSCP to SSh into iPhone
So by now we have installed openSSH into iPhone, we have also obtained your iPhone IP and now next step is to install a free SSH client on your Windows system and connect to your iPhone.
Download and install WinSCP here. Once you are done installing WinSCP, open it in the IP field add your iPhone IP and for username use this credential:
You might get fingerprint warning, for that you can click yes and if you have done everything as stated above, you will successfully SSH’ed your iPhone.
See the above screenshot and now you can ssh into iPhone and can do many things like access installous download folder . I will come up with more iPhone hack later. Don’t forget to join us on Facebook for latest updates. If you like this post, do share it on twitter and Facebook.
There are many ways to create iPhone ringtone and we have recently talked about creating ringtones for iPhone using iTunes and today we will look into one more online service call Audiko.net. I found Audiko very different from other websites which let you create iPhone ringtones online. Apart from all traditional method of uploading music file and cut it into iPhone ringtone length, Audiko also accept youtube videos.
Create a ringtone from the song on your computer, a file hosted online or even from a YouTube video. Creating iPhone ringtones is no more a painful process. You can do it online with Audiko the easy and free way. No need to download any software or pay a premium.
Creating iPhone ringtones could not any easier. No more downloading premium applications. Since, there is no application download involved this guide will work both for Mac and Windows Users just as well. Just point your computer’s browser to Audiko and follow these steps.
How to create ringtones using Audiko.net site:
You can choose among three sources for your ringtone song:
Upload a local track on your computer
Point to any song hosted online
Point to a YouTube Video
I choose to go ahead with a file hosted online. I pasted the link for the song “Don’t Give it Away” and clicked on Upload as you can see in the screenshot.
Once the uploading is done a floating tool appears over the song’s timeline. The maximum allowed duration of a ringtone is 30 seconds so drag the slider to your favourite part of the song and select Fade-In and Fade-Out for better effects.
Once you’re satisfied with the results click on Create Ringtone. A download link will appear next. Click on it and save the file to your computer.
Transfer custom ringtone to your iPhone:
Drag the file you just saved into iTunes and it will appear under the Ringtones view.
Connect your iPhone and go to the Ringtones tab and select all or the specific ringtone you want. In this case, I just selected one ringtone. Click on Sync.
Once the Sync is over and the ringtone has been copied you are ready to Use it on your iPhone.
Go to Settings > Sounds > Ringtone
Here you should be able to see the ringtone you just created under Custom group.
Well, I’m sure all your ring-tones lover will like to browse Audiko.net and if you use any other similar websites to convert Yioutube videos into iPhone, do let us know. If you want to save your own ringtones on the site and share with people do Register yourself on the site.You can also browse from the ringtones other people have created on the site and choose from them. They also have Audiko iPhone app which is available via Cydia and you can download it from Cydia by searching for “Unlimtones” and you can download Android version here.
Here is a video tutorial for using Audiko.net to convert Youtube videos into Ringtone:
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Airtel today launched India’s first 4G service in Kolkata. Airtel has launched the service on a state-of-the-art network based on TD-LTE, making India one of the first countries in the world to commercially deploy this cutting-edge technology. With this launch, India joins the most advanced telecom markets in the world and marks the beginning of a new chapter in the country’s telecom success story.
Commenting on the launch, Mr. Sunil Bharti Mittal, Chairman and Managing Director, Bharti Airtel said, “Today’s launch is a major milestone for India and Airtel. Over the past 15 years Airtel has been at the forefront of India’s telecom revolution and has set the technology trends in India by aligning with the global standards. We are delighted to now provide leadership in setting the technology standard for 4G services in India by introducing the cutting edge TD-LTE. We are confident that others will follow in this direction and participate in our pioneering effort of making TD-LTE the defacto 4G standard in India. I would like to thank all our stakeholders in helping us fulfill the Government’s vision of Broadband on Demand, outlined by the Hon’ble Telecom Minister. I would also like to thank the Government of West Bengal for their support and cooperation that has made this launch possible and once again reiterate our commitment to participate in the development of the state.”
Free usage quota
Charge after quota
Speed after quota completion
Break free max
Break free Ultra
Above plans are available in Prepaid and Postpaid
In case of Postpaid , tax is over and above the MRP
In case of Postpaid, the tax is included in MRP
Introductory Offer ( 60 days )
On the Rs.999 postpaid plan , customer will get a money-back for a value equivalent of onemonth’s rent, spread over first 6 bill cycles.
Customers will get a bill discount of Rs.167/bill for 6 bills.
On the Rs.1399 and Rs.1999 postpaid plans , customer will get a money-back for a value equivalent of twomonth’s rent, spread over first 6 bill cycles.
Customers will get a bill discount of Rs.466/ bill for 6 bills in case of Rs.1399 plan , and Rs.666 / bill for 6 bills in case of Rs.1999 plan
MRP (In Rs)
Indoor CPE with wi-fi
4G Multi Mode Dongle
Airtel 4G , besides offering rich content, will allow superfast access to High Definition (HD) video streaming, multiple chatting, instant uploading of photos and much more. It will also help in bridging the digital divide and add to economic growth in rural areas by enhancing the reach of e-governance, e-health and e-education services.
In 2010, Airtel had successfully bid for BWA license spectrum in Kolkata, Karnataka, Punjab and Maharashtra (excluding Mumbai) circles. It is currently working towards rolling out state-of-the-art networks in circles other than Kolkata.
Having a custom ringtone or popular ringtones on your iPhone helps it look more cool. We have talked about many ways by which you can get ringtones on your iPhone and in case if you have missed them, here are some of the guide which you can refer to:
All the above mentioned post will does the job pretty well, but there is no harm looking into more options. Today in this post I will tell you about how to get iPhone ringtones through Cydia.
This cydia tip requires you to have jailbroken iPhone with Cydia installed. Cydia has a great list of iPhone ringtones or there are many apps on Cydia which will let you create ringtones directly on iPhone.
How to use Cydia Ringtone directory?
Lets look at the easiest way to get iPhone ringtone using Cydia. Open cydia and click on Section and scroll down to Cydia ringtones. You will see a big list of iPhone ringtones and you can click on any of them and start downloading. This is so far one of the best and easy way to download iPhone ringtones on your jailbroken iPhone and it will save lots of time.
Above method is default and you may or may not be lucky enough to get awesome ringtones. Another way is to use free cydia app call Unlimtones, which not only let you browse top ringtones based on different genre, but you can also upload your own song and clip it for iPhone ringtone. This is not geeky and all you need to do is, search for UnlimTones under BigBoss repo.
Personally, I keep using default ringtones to get new cydia ringtone and even for you it will serve the purpose. It has more than 5.5K ringtones and list is growing every day.
I will keep adding more options in coming days, don’t forget to join us on Facebook for quick updates on Cydia tweak.
Being a Facebook addict, I always try to find some awesome app which I can use along to improve my Facebook experience. Daniel from Pick&Zip, tipped us about this useful Facebook downloader web app, which let us download Facebook photos and Facebook albums with few clicks. Best part about this awesome free Facebook album downloader app is, it work over Web and you don’t need to install any addon or software to download albums or photos.
Here I’m also sharing a useful guide, which will help you to understand how you can use PicknZip to download pictures from your Facebook profile and from your Friends profile.
Pick & Zip Features:
Before, we move ahead, lets look into some of the features, which are worth mentioning:
Download tagged photos
Download Facebook Albums (Friends)
Download Facebook Photos (Friends)
Download Fan pages album and photos
Download in .Zip and .Pdf format.
For me, this much feature is good enough to get started with this app and a clean and neat interface is like icing on the cake.
How to use Pick&Zip to download Facebook Photos ?
Well, honestly once you go to Pick&Zip site, and logged in with your Facebook profile (Facebook login), you might not need any more explanation. But, for newbie and for non technical people, this guide will help you to get started. Go to Pick&Zip site and login using your Facebook profile. On the left hand side, you will see an option of selecting a friend and once you have selected a friend, you can select tagged pictures, albums and download all of them at one go.
Selected photos, will be highlighted in green and once you have done selecting all photos, click on Download at the top navbar. Here you will get two options to download these photos, either in .Zip format or in .pdf format. I prefer .Zip format.
Also, you can click on Download after selecting a friend and click on Download all photos from that person profile. This will include all the photos uploaded by that Facebook friend of yours and all the photos they are tagged in.
Well, I believe that was easy. Similarly, you can download Facebook albums with one click. Simply go to album section and select any album and in hover, it will give a download button. Notice the below screenshot:
Another interesting feature, which I liked at Pick&Zip is it also let you download photos from fan pages which you liked on Facebook. And if you are big celebrity or Car fan, you can simply select that fan page from this app and download all photos and albums uploaded by that fan page.
I find this Facebook downloader Web app useful and worth mentioning here. Do you know, similar app or software which let you download all photos and album of a Facebook friend?