December 24, 2008









This is Er. Vaibhav gera signing off for this year... Catch you all next year...


December 21, 2008

Telecom Operators to Disconnect 25mn Phones

DoT has instructed operators to disconnect all handsets which do not have an IMEI number from January 6th 2009 - this decision has been taken following Mumbai terror attack.

IMEI number is a unique 15-digit code that can identify a handset to a GSM network (prevents stolen handsets from being used and allows lawful interception) - every time a call is made, the IMEI number shows on the operator’s network. DoT has asked service providers to equip networks with Equipment Identity Register (EIR) to check if calls are being made from genuine handsets -

Operators in order to achieve the same will have to invest more in equipments
What the DoT is trying to do is to block all calls with zeroes as IMEI numbers or from blacklisted numbers. That adds extra load on networks. There are so many combinations of non-genuine IMEI numbers that it is extremely difficult to block them. Network upgradation is required to block all such calls and not all of our multiple equipment vendors are equipped to do it, [ET]

In toto, close to 25 million phones in India do not have IMEI number and are expected to be thrown out of the network by Jan 6, 2009.


December 20, 2008

Hunt for clip art and line drawings via Google image search

Many of us use Google Image Search to find imagery of people, clip art for presentations, diagrams for reports, and of course symbols and patterns for artistic inspiration. Unfortunately, searching for the perfect image can be challenging if the search results match the meaning of your query but aren't in a style that's useful to you. So some time ago we launched face search, which lets you limit your search results to only images containing faces (see a searchwithout and with this option). More recently we also rolled out photo search, which limits results to images that contain photographic elements, ignoring many cartoons and drawings which may not be useful to you (see a search without and with this option).

Today we're pleased to extend this capability to clip art and line drawings. To see the effect of these new options, let's take a look at the first few results for "Christmas," one of our most popular queries on Image Search right now.

Photo content

Clip art

Line drawing

All of these options can be selected from the "Any content" drop down in the blue title bar on any search results page, or by selecting one of the "Content types" on the Advanced Image Search page.


December 18, 2008

iPhone 3G finally unlocked by the Dev-Team!

Well this has been a long time coming. It seems that the iPhone Dev-Team has finally done the impossible -- they've gone and unlocked the iPhone 3G. The hack isn't out yet (the team says they're shooting for a December 31st release), and it requires that you've got a baseband of 2.11.07 or earlier, but when it drops, the crew seems fairly confident it will result in freedom from carrier oppression. The team is packaging the app -- formerly codenamed "yellowsn0w" -- into a user-friendly app a la PwnageTool and QuickPwn. Of course, you know how this cat and mouse game goes by now, so don't be surprised when Jobs and company come calling with an update that adds toast making to the official menu, but breaks your breaks all over again.


December 15, 2008

Google just gave me a heart attack!!!

I just saw the biggest nightmare of my life with my open eyes....

it was when i tried to log in to my igoogle page like i normally do every time i go online, i logged in n it returned a error like the one you get when you put some wrong password the captcha verification n all i filled my user name, password and word verification n what i got back was the biggest shock...

"Your account has been disabled"

it was unbelievable so i tried to log in again and OMG it showed me my accounts page that was a big relief, i choose Gmail and 1-2-3 my Gmail account opened and then i see this EMAIL...

Hi Vaibhav Gera >वैभव गेरा< >> HCLite,

Your orkut profile has been deleted as it violated our Terms of Use and/or image upload guidelines.

We encourage you to read our policies and usage guidelines before you create a new profile. For further information regarding our policies on orkut, please refer to links below.

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If you believe your account was removed in error, please contact us here

I even checked the mail details everything was ok, i immediately opened and was so happy to see my orange colored homepage with everything like the last time....

i checked picasaweb and some other services everything is working fine but i am still in shock thinking about what it was...

Was it some kind of Google's joke to play with my life or a big mistake or some bug... i don't know anything about that but i surely missed a heart beat... :P

P.S :- i just wish my account stays working...

December 14, 2008

Google integrates PDF viewer in Gmail

Google today integrated another very useful feature in Gmail.. from now when you recieve a pdf file as an attachment you can now view it online instead of downloading...

Here's what Gmail blog reported :-
When I get sent a PDF, sometimes I just want to view it -- I don't always need to download and save it right then. So starting today, you'll see a new "View" link next to PDF attachments you get in Gmail:

Clicking "View" quickly opens the PDF inside your browser, complete with the graphics and formatting you expect to see in a PDF. You may have seen this feature before, in Google Docs. It's the way that we did uploading and viewing of PDFs online. Here's a screen shot:

If you want, you can still view in plain HTML from a link at the top of the new viewer. And if you want to download, save, and view your PDFs later while offline using client software, you can still do that by hitting the "Download" link.

Google Chrome comes out of BETA,Isn't it too soon!

"We've heard a lot of feedback about product bugs and feature requests and have worked hard to prioritize work on them. We're excited to announce that with today's fifteenth release we are taking off the "beta" label," explains a post from Google Chrome Help Announcement blog. Ironically, the post doesn't look very well in Chrome.

There aren't many differences between the first release of Google Chrome and the version released today: besides fixing bugs and improving the support for plug-ins, Chrome added a bookmarks manager. The browser still lacks many basic features and customization options: previewing feeds, print preview, customizable "new tab" page, form autocomplete (this feature will be added soon) and there are many issues that should have been fixed before even considering to remove the "beta" label.

Google Chrome is not out of beta because it's ready, but because Google wants to sign some deals with computer manufacturers like Dell that will preinstall the browser. " The Google's open source browser has a number of eager customers, including OEMs who can't offer the browser until it is in full release," mentions TechCrunch. Even German's Federal Office for Information Security said that Google's browser is not for general use because it's still in beta. If that's price to increase the adoption, then Google didn't have to do much: just pretend that Chrome is ready for prime-time.

"We have removed the beta label as our goals for stability and performance have been met but our work is far from done. We are working to add some common browser features such as form autofill and RSS support in the near future. We are also developing an extensions platform along with support for Mac and Linux," reminds us Google's blog.


December 3, 2008

Nokia unveils flagship N97 phone

Details are in, Nokia has a new flagship phone. The N97 packs a 3.5-inch, 640 x 360 pixel (that's a 16:9 aspect ratio) resistive touchscreen display with tactile feedback and QWERTY keyboard into this sliding communicator with an "always open" window to favorite internet or social networking sites. Nokia calls it the "world's most advanced mobile computer." To back up the claim they've dropped in HSDPA, WiFi, and Bluetooth radios, A-GPS, a 3.5-mm headjack, 32GB of onboard memory with microSD expansion (for up to 48GB total capacity), and a battery capable of up to 1.5 days of continuous audio playback or 4.5-hours video. 5 megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss glass and "DVD quality" video capture at 30fps, too. The specs are certainly impressive, let's see if the S60 5th Edition OS can support it. The N97 will launch with a retail price set at around €550 ($693) excluding subsidies and taxes, phone to ship in H1 2009.