Is It Google Street View or Google Sea View?

Google updated their Google Maps Street View with Underwater Panoramic Images. So now its Google Sea View or still Google Street View? These new underwater pictures show us incredible marine topology along with a wealth of sealife too. Now you can experience a sea turtle swimming among a school of fish, follow a manta ray and experience the reef at sunset.

Richard Vevers, project director for the Catlin Seaview Survey said:

This will allow the 99.9 percent of the population who have never been diving to go on a virtual dive for the first time

Google did this awesome job by partnering with The Catlin Seaview Survey. Google crawled six of the ocean’s most incredible living coral reefs namely Heron, Lady Elliot and Wilson Islands at the Great Barrier Reef, Molokini Crater and Hanauma Bay in Hawaii and the Apo Islands in the Philippines. These 360 degree panoramic pictures were taken from a special camera named as Seaview SVII.
Check out this video from Google:

You can check out this beautiful imagery at Google Maps ocean portal. So did you like this new Street View or not?

Things You Should Know Before Buying a Printer

Today while buying a printer various people don’t know which one to buy and why? So we are here to get you know about how to buy printer by judging all its qualities. Like while selecting mobile phones we like to know about its hardware, software, price and other additional features. Similarly printers also have some aspects like dpi, paper handling, internal memory and networking, etc.  We can also compile all above with a line: “How To Buy A Printer?” So we going to shine light over the aspects below:

Set Targets

First you need to set budget for your printer. You want to buy colored or black and white Printer, or a multipurpose printer which also has fax, scanner and copier. Set your goals on what do you want from this type of machine. But keep in mind low cost printer will have high cost printing.

After doing all above things you need to know these things:

DPI (Dots Per Inch)

If you want printer for only text based printing you can buy printer with 300, 600 dpi or dots per inch. Since most of the text based printing is done via black and white ink in which we don’t need high resolution printing.

If you want printer for high resolution photos then you need printer with higher dots per inch rate. It will give you image prints at high resolution.

Paper handling

These days, there are various types of printers from small to large size which have different types of paper handling. Some large printers automatically handle paper while most of the printers need manual help to take paper in. If you want to buy for home purpose, then printer holding upto 10-150 sheets per tray is a good option. If you want a printer for Business purpose than you need to expect more in this category, they should have 250-500 sheets holding capacity per tray.

These days printers having duplex feature are making good money. Actually duplex printing allow two sided printing which cuts your paper cost and does its bit for environment also.

Internal Memory

We can also say it as RAM. Mainly Home usage printers don’t have any internal memory but Business usage printers really do. There are different ranges according to printers’ working. If you are going to buy standard printer then check that it must have Internal memory of 32MB to 128MB. If you are opting for high end printers than it must have 256MB to 512MB of RAM.

Different Printers For Different Purposes:

In market many types of printers are available to suit your work need. We are listing some printers for specified work:

Inkjet Printers:

  • High-End, Graphics-oriented machines
  • Speed and Print Quality vary with Inkjet Models but most of them print at slow rate due to its high quality.

Laser Printers:

  • Business Purpose
  • These printers work at fast pace and enable low cost printing
  • High price

Snapshot Printers:

  • As guessed, it is specially made for photo printing

Multifunction Printer:

  • It has fax, scanner, copier and printer all in one machine
  • It is available from low price to high price. Most of these printers (low cost) work on inkjet technology so it may slow down ppi.

So guys if you going to buy a printer keep in mind these points as these would help you to take out better printer for your need and in budget. How many of you going to buy a printer?

What Are Netbooks And Best Available In Market

Netbooks are smaller versions of Laptops with a small screen and a small keyboard. A Netbook is not that powerful as a laptop but it is affordable and pays back what you spend with its features and operations. These days Netbooks are not that trending but people who want computing in small budget buy Netbooks.

Today there are many Notebooks in the market but only few of them are good. So we are listing them here.

Asus Eee PC X101H

The Asus Eee PC X101H netbook has an instant-on zero-wait restart and features the Super Hybrid Engine.

Asus Eee PC X101H

Some Features:

  • MeeGo Operating System
  • Intel Atom™ N455 Processor
  • 1GB RAM DDR3, 1 x DIMM
  • 250GB 5400rpm HDD
  • 10.1″ LED Backlight WSVGA (1024×600) Non-Glare Screen
  • Intel NM10 Express Chipset

It is a good choice for about INR 12000.

 

Samsung NF310 A01

Samsung NF310 A01 is powered by latest dual-core Atom processor and has a high-resolution screen. It has a battery backup of upto 7 hours.Samsung NF310 A01

Specs:

  • Genuine Windows 7 Starter
  • Intel Atom N550 Dual-Core processor
  • 1GB RAM
  • 250GB HDD
  • 10.1-Inch HD (1366×768) LED-Backlit Display.

It will cost you around INR 23000

 

Acer Aspire One 751h

Acer Aspire One AO751h is an excellent compromise between size and usability. It has a slim design and long battery life.

Acer Aspire One 751h

Features

  • MS Windows XP Home
  • 1.33-GHz Intel Atom Z520
  • 11.6-inch glossy display with 1366×768 resolution
  • 1GB RAM
  • 160GB HDD
  • Intel GMA 500 graphics chipset

It would cost you INR 20000.

 

Lenovo IdeaPad S10-3C

Lenovo IdeaPad S10-3C has a compact body and an excellent keyboard. It’s easy to say why the S Series is among the most popular and affordable Netbooks you can buy.Lenovo IdeaPad S10-3C

  • Intel Atom Processor N455 1.66GHz
  • Genuine Windows 7 Starter
  • 1GB DDR3 SDRAM
  • 160GB SATA HDD
  • Intel®Graphics Media Accelerator 3150
  • 10.1″ SD LED Display with Camera

It is available for near about INR 17000 in market.

 

HP Mini 110

The device is best for everyday usage and comes with 10.1 inch WSVGA LED anti-glare display. It is a budget friendly version of netbook.

HP Mini 110

Specs:

  • Windows XP
  • 1.6GHz Intel Atom N270
  • 1GB, 533MHz DDR2
  • 160GB HDD
  • Intel GMA 950 (integrated) Graphics

It is available for INR 17000.

 

Acer Aspire One D270

The Acer Aspire One D270 offers the latest Intel Atom processor generation based on Intel’s Cedar Trail platform. This is the first netbook in India to run on Intel Atom’s next generation Cedar Trail processor.

Acer Aspire One D270

Specs:

  • Genuine Windows 7 Starter
  •  Intel Atom (N2600, 1.60 GHz, 1 MB)
  •  25.7 cm (10.1″) LED Display
  • 2 GB DDR3 SDRAM
  • 320 GB Serial ATA

It will be available to you for INR 17500.

 

What do you think about Netbooks? Is it still ok to buy netbook? Share your views via comments and also share if you have better option in netbooks than above ones.

Cyber Crime in India and Safety Tips

Cyber Crime may be defined in a general way as an unlawful act wherein the computer is either a tool or a target or both.

Unauthorized access to computer systems or networks means any person who secures access or attempts to secure access to a protected system. Email bombing refers to sending a large amount of emails to the victim resulting in the victim’s email account (in case of an individual) or mail server (in case of a company or an email service provider) crashing. Data diddling - this kind of attack involves altering the raw data just before it is processed by a computer and then changing it back after the processing is completed. Salami attack - this attack is used for the commission of financial crimes. The key here is to make the alteration so insignificant that in a single case it would go completely unnoticed, e.g. a bank employee inserts a program into the bank’s servers, that deducts a small amount of money (say Rs.5 a month) from the account of every customer. No single account holder will probably notice this unauthorized debit, but the bank employee will make a sizable amount of money every month.

Be Safe by using just few Precautions:

  • Keep your computer updated with the latest security software: Just like it is necessary to lock your front door at home, it is to ensure your computer is secure by installing anti-virus, anti-spyware and a firewall, or a package including all three. Ensure that you regularly install new updates when they become available, otherwise hackers will exploit any existing flaws to break into your system. Take advantage of ‘auto-update’ features to ensure you receive the updates as soon as they are created.
  • Configure your computer settings so that it functions securely: Make sure that the security settings on your computer are set to the right level, particularly with regard to your internet browser and email software, as they will be able to warn you of potential risks when visiting dubious or suspicious websites.
  • Change your Password regularly: Passwords are a necessary security measure to perform various functions on the internet. If used and chosen improperly, they can make an internet user vulnerable to attacks. When required to select a password, make sure you choose a secure password.
  • Keep an eye out for suspicious e-mails: If the e-mail is from an unknown source, try to avoid opening it, and definitely avoid opening any attached files or links as they may contain harmful viruses or worms.
  • Keep your personal information protected: Many online services (purchasing goods, social networking services etc.) require you to enter at least some personal information on a website. Before doing so ensure that the website is in fact authentic – for instance a shopping or banking website requiring sensitive information should begin with ‘https://www’, with the extra ‘s’ standing for ‘secure.’ Also, read the privacy policies of websites, and understand how the website may use or share your personal information in the future. Always guard your e-mail address when possible, and do not unnecessarily post it on any online blogs, chatrooms, or newsgroups, or you may become susceptible to spammers and phishers.

How To Ensure Cleanliness Of Your Laptops

These days we use electronic devices like, laptops, PCs and Phones but we don’t bother to clean them often. I also follow the above rule. But this article will help you a lot to ensure cleanliness of your laptop. These days, various discussions are going to know the effects of uncleanliness on humans. Similar report about cleanliness on Mobile phones was released couple of weeks ago which says Mobile phones have more germs than toilet seats.

We are enlisting some tips that to clean your laptops. So here it starts:

How To Ensure Cleanliness Of Your Laptops

Keep Dust Away

Dust is a big deterrent for laptops. When dust clogs the vents, parts can be damaged. In order to keep dust away you need to:

Clean Laptop Case

Cleaning the exterior portion of the laptop case can help keep the laptop looking new and keep dirt away. Use a damp cloth to wipe down the exterior of the laptop. This will help you make it look brand-new again.

Clean laptop keyboard

Laptop keyboard is different from the standard computer keyboard. There’s not much space between them to clean. Therefore, we suggest cleaning the keyboard by using the same damp cloth you used to clean the exterior case of the laptop. You can buy Laptop Cleaning Kit from MirchiMart.

Clean Laptop Case Opening

Laptop case openings are the main passage from where dirt and dust gets entered into cores. You can’t block those openings because these are used to pass air in and out to keep the system cool. Use a can of compressed air to clean the case openings. You can even clean them with special cleaning fluid so that no damage occurs.

Always Clean your Hands before using your Laptop (conditions)

As discussed above, mobiles are dirtier than toilet seats, so in order to change it, we need to wash our hands after eating food or touching places full of germs, so that those germs can’t make their way to the laptop. I know its odd to do but we have to start washing our hands.

There are several other ways to clean your laptop so that it’s performance and power always remain same. If you guys are getting some sound out of the laptop and your performance also lowered, then you need to do some hard work by cleaning your laptop internally.

Keeping your computer clean is not just for your computer’s sake, it’s also for you.

Samsung Galaxy Note 800 available in India

Samsung launched its long awaited  10.1 inch Android 4.0 tablet Samsung Galaxy Note 800 in India in August. It packs in a 10.1-inch WXGA of 1280 x 800 pixel TFT display, 1.4 GHz quad-core processor and runs on Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich). It has a 5MP Auto Focus rear Camera with LED Flash and 1.9MP front camera. The main usp of Note 800 is the Stylus which makes work easy for some apps like S Note, S Planner and Adobe Photoshop Touch.

Galaxy Note is powered with a Exynos 4412 1.4 GHz Quad Core processor with 2GB of RAM and has 16Gb internal storage and can be extended upto 32GB via microSD. The tablet has a 10.1inch capactive display with 1280x800pixel resolution with a long lasting battery life with a 7000mAh Lithium – Ion battery. The tablet has a 5MP rear camera and a 1.9MP front facing camera for video conferencing and weighs about 600gram and will run with Android v4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich but there’s no official conformation for a Jelly Bean update.

Other Features

  • Adobe  Photoshop Touch
  • Pop up play
  • Samsung TouchWiz
  • Samsung Hub, Readers Hub/ Music Hub/ Game Hub/ Video Hub*\
  • Samsung ChatON mobile communication service
  • A-GPS (3G version)
  • S-GPS (WiFi version)
  • Glonass

The Samsung Galaxy Note 800 is priced at Rs. 39,990 on other online shopping stores but at MirchiMart, Samsung Galaxy Note 800 is available at just ₹ 36499/-