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Monday, 28 October 2013

Applications are invited for the following posts for LPSC units located at Valiamala near Thiruvananthapuram, Mahendragiri near Nagercoil and Bangalore in Karnataka

  • Monday, 28 October 2013
  • Harmeet Saini

  •  Applications are invited for the following posts for LPSC units located at Valiamala near Thiruvananthapuram, Mahendragiri near Nagercoil and Bangalore in Karnataka:

    Candidates can register their applications ON-LINE for the post of Technical Assistant , Library Assistant-A and Technician 'B'only from 28.10.2013 14:00to 11.11.2013 14:00.

    Note: The number of posts indicated below are provisional and may vary depending on the actual requirement.

    UR - Un-reserved, OBC - Other Backward Class, SC-Scheduled Caste, ST - Scheduled Tribe

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    Central Electronics Limited (A govt. of India Enterprise) 4, Industrial Area, Sahibabad, Ghaziabad (UP)

  • Harmeet Saini

  • Central Electronics Limited is a Public Sector Enterprise, Schedule B Company under
    Department of Scientific & Industrial Research, Ministry of Science & Technology and is
    engaged in manufacturing of Solar Photovoltaic Cells, Module & Systems, Railway Electronics
    Systems and Microwave Electronics Systems.
    The Company is looking forward to recruit high caliber and talented professionals on
    contractual basis for two years which is further extendable on performance basis for one more
    year. On the basis of exemplary performance during the contractual period, the incumbents
    may also be considered for absorption in regular cadre of the Company. Applications are
    hereby invited for following posts.
    More Details:-
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    SAIL Operator-Cum-Technician/ Attendant-Cum-Technician (Trainee) Last Date : 29 Nov 2013

  • Harmeet Saini
  • Operator-Cum-Technician/ Attendant-Cum-Technician (Trainee)Date of posting:25 Oct

    Eligibility : Certificate Course (ITI), Diploma(Chem, EEE, Electrical, Instrmn, Mech, Metallurgical)
    Location : Rourkela
    Job Category : Govt Sector, Others, Diploma
    Last Date : 29 Nov 2013
    Job Type : Full Time
    Hiring Process : Written-test

    SAIL - Job Details

    Advt. No.: 03/2013
    Steel Authority of India Limited (Rourkela Steel Plant), inviting application for the post of 
    Post Name 
    Matriculation with 03 years full time Diploma in relevant discipline of Engineering (Metallurgy/ Mechanical/
    Electrical/Instrumentation/ Electronics/ Chemical). 
    Matriculation with ITI (Full time) in relevant trades (Fitter/ Electrician/ Welder/ Machinist/ Electronics/ Diesel Mechanic). Rs.8600

    Post Name Discipline No.of Post 
    Metallurgy Total : 27
    (SC-04,ST-06, OBC-03,UR-14)
    MechanicalTotal : 39
    (SC-07,ST-08, OBC-04,UR-20)
    ElectricalTotal : 24
    (SC-04,ST-05, OBC-03,UR-12)
    InstrumentationTotal : 15
    (SC-03,ST-04, OBC-01,UR-07)
    Electronics Total :10
    Chemical Total :06
    (SC-01,ST-01, OBC-01,UR-03)
    FitterTotal :35
    (SC-06,ST-07, OBC-04,UR-18)
    ElectricianTotal :30
    (SC-05,ST-07, OBC-03,UR-15)
    WelderTotal :20
    (SC-03,ST-04, OBC-03,UR-10)
    Machinist Total :10
    (SC-01,ST-03, OBC-01,UR-05)
    ElectronicsTotal :10
    Total :05
    (SC-01,ST-01, OBC-01,UR-02)
    Age as on 01/10/2013 : 18-28 yrs

    Training Period: Candidates selected for the above posts will be required to undergo, on the job training, for a period of 2 (two) years, which can be extended for a further period of 2 (two) years, as per requirement. 

    Selection Procedure:  Written Test in Hindi/ English. 
    Test Centres : The tentative list of cities where written test shall be conducted is mentioned below: 1. Rourkela ,2. Sambalpur ,3. Bhubaneswar, 4. Cuttack .

    Mode of Payment of fee: State Bank of India (SBI) has been authorised to collect the application / processing fee in a specially opened Power Jyoti Account No. 31955226331 at SBI, RSP Campus Branch, Rourkela, on behalf of SAIL/RSP. Candidate has to take a printout of the bank challan available on the Application Registration Portal and approach a branch of SBI for depositing the fee. Candidates should retain a copy of the bank challan with them.

    How to apply

    Eligible and interested candidates would be required to apply online only. Starting date for submitting Applications is 25/10/2013 , Closing date for submitting Applications is :29/11/2013 .

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    IOCL - Job Details Last Date 09 Nov 2013

  • Harmeet Saini
  • ApprenticesDate of posting:28 Oct

    Eligibility : Certificate Course (ITI), BSc, Diploma(Chem, Electrical)
    Location : Haryana-other
    Job Category : Govt Sector, Diploma, BSc/BCA/BCM
    Last Date : 09 Nov 2013
    Job Type : Full Time
    Hiring Process : Written-test

    IOCL - Job Details

    Indian Oil Corporation Ltd
    Indian Oil Corporation Limited inviting application for the post of Apprentices 
    QualificationNo of PostStipend
    1Chemical (AOCP)B.Sc. (PCM)14Rs.
    2Mechanical (Fitter)Matric + ITI07
    3Quality ControlB.Sc. (PCM)03
    4Steno EnglishXII + ITI05
    5Chemical (Diploma)3 Years Diploma in Chemical Engg.10Rs.
    6Electrical / Electronics (Diploma Electrical)3 Years Diploma in Electrical Engg.05
    Period of Training :
    Engg. Diploma12 Months
    B.Sc. (PCM)18 Months
    Matric + ITI12 Months
    XII + ITI6 Months
     Age : 25 Yrs
    Selection Process : Written Test/ Interview

    Applications must be sent to Manager (ER), Panipat Refinery, Post Box Number 128, Panipat 132103, Haryana.Last date for the receipt of applications is on 09th November 2013. Website :


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    Tuesday, 15 October 2013

    How to run Android 4.4 KitKat on old phones

  • Tuesday, 15 October 2013
  • Harmeet Saini

  • Android 4.4 (also now known as KitKat, in keeping with the software's tradition of dessert-themed nicknames), is expected this month. On its website,, Google says, "It's our goal with Android KitKat to make amazing Android experience available for everybody." 

    Still, check with your phone's manufacturer for announcements about your particular model. Even if your phone is on the list for an official update from the manufacturer, it often takes longer for the software to become available after Google releases an update. 

    Many hardware makers have customized Android to work better on their own devices and have added their own features to it — like custom interfaces or special apps — so putting out a new version of the system often requires some extra time. 

    And most do not bother to update software for models more than a few years old, partly because of outdated hardware and partly because of the desire to sell you a new phone. 

    (Owners of Google's recent Nexus phones typically get the update quickly, as Google puts out its own straight forward version of Android.) Some people have gone the unofficial route and modified their devices outside of the manufacturer's official guidelines.
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    Monday, 14 October 2013

    Tata DOCOMO launches festive offer

  • Monday, 14 October 2013
  • Harmeet Saini

  • Tata DOCOMO has launched a new festive offer “Celebrations Begin with Assured Gifts” for its post-paid customers across India marking the onset of the auspicious season.
    As a part of festive celebrations, Tata DOCOMO will be offering its new post-paid customers across voice and data services, assured gifts on activations across its brand stores in India.
    The festive offer will be applicable from 7th October – 30th November and will be available to all new postpay customers nationally. Post-paid subscribers will now have an opportunity to win prizes from a wide range of aspirational lifestyle products such as: free data to branded tablets and LED Television.
    Rohit Tandon, MBU Head, Tata DOCOMO, announcing the launch said, “We value the spirit in which festivals are celebrated across India and are extremely pleased to contribute to the vibrant mood of celebrations that take place across the nation during this season through our offer. With the launch of this offer, we hope to add to the joy of helping our customers stay in touch with their loved ones by having deeper and meaningful conversations instead of merely connecting with them.”


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    Eyeing phablets, Microsoft readies Windows Phone update

  • Harmeet Saini

  • Microsoft will release an update of Windows Phone 8 operating system with new features, which could see the software giant making inroads into the much promising phablets market in emerging economies.
    The update will allow bigger start screen and better accessibility options on mobile handsets.
    Announcing the third update, Microsoft today said that new features would pave the way for future devices with 5 or 6 inch touch screens.
    Phablets are smart-phones which are slightly bigger, usually with a screen size of 5-7 inches. They are popular in emerging markets like India and are even expected to eat into the market share of tablets in coming years, according to technology research firm IDC.
    More than 3 million phablets were shipped to India during the second quarter of this year
    The update will work for 1080p HD displays and will make the devices more personal by porting jumbo-sized Start screens with room for six Live Tiles across instead of four, the company said on is blogpost
    "Windows Phone 8 Update 3 will roll out to existing phones over the next several months, bringing with it a bevy of improvements and new capabilities," it added.
    According to IDC data, the sales of phablets grew 17 times and the phablet share rose to 30 per cent of the smartphone market in the second quarter of 2013.
    In India, local vendors like Micromax, Karbonn and Lava have outshined global leaders Samsung and Nokia in the smartphone segment mainly on the back of large screen devices.
    "The key for growth in this market, as with most emerging markets, is a low-priced phone equipped with a large screen and dual SIM slots," says an IDC analyst.
    Nokia, which is gaining foothold in smartphone market with Windows based Lumia range of handsets, is also rumoured to launch its first phablet at Abu Dhabi event later this month.
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    Xolo launches Play Tab 7.0 at Rs 12,999

  • Harmeet Saini

  • Smartphone maker Xolo has expanded its tablet portfolio with the launch of Xolo Play Tab 7.0 – the first of its Tegra series of tablets.
    The Play Tab 7.0 is powered by an NVIDIA Tegra mobile processor, which sports quad-core architecture and a fifth battery-saver core resulting in extended battery life, the company said in a statement.
    "We're replicating the success we've achieved in the smartphone category now in tablets. Xolo Play Tab 7.0 marks the first tablet in the XOLO Play category of products. Similar to XOLO Play T1000 smartphone launched in July, the Tab delivers similar entertainment now on a bigger 7-inch screen," said Sunil Raina, Business Head at Xolo.
    Last month, Xolo entered a new segment of devices with the launch of Xolo Tab after launching various phones in the mid- to high-end smartphone segment. With the Xolo Play category of products, the brand is particularly focused on the growing mobile gaming community in the country, said the company.
    The 7'' device has 1280 x 800 WXGA IPS LCD display and 8 GB inbuilt memory which can be expanded up to 32 GB with Micro SD card. The tablets has full HD 1080p video playback and comes packed with a 4000mAH battery for long power back-up
    ​The Play Tab 7.0 comes pre-loaded with TegraZone, where consumers can find, explore and download Tegra-optimized Android games, for a console-quality gaming experience, with more realistic, interactive and challenging gameplay and graphics.
    Key Specifications
    NVIDIA Tegra 3 mobile processor with quad-core CPU and 5th battery-saver core
    12-core NVIDIA ULP GeForce GPU
    NVIDIA TegraZone for Gaming
    7" 1280 x 800 WXGA IPS LCD Display
    Full HD 1080p video playback
    4000mAH battery for long power back-up
    8 GB inbuilt memory with facility of Micro SD card up to 32 GB

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    HP Chromebook 14 review: Affordable and portable but not for everyone

  • Harmeet Saini

  • NEW DELHI: Two years after Google launched Chromebooks in the US, these sleek and affordable laptops are officially available in India.

    What is a Chromebook? It looks similar to other laptops. But don't let the looks fool you. Chromebooks are powered by Google's Chrome OS. They work differently compared to Windows-powered laptops.

    Today we are reviewing HP Chromebook 14. But before we talk about it, let us explain the Chrome OS. Google believes that Windows is an operating system created for a world which lacked widely available internet. Chrome OS, on the other hand, is built to connect a user to the web and services that are available online.
    If you have used Google's web browser you will feel at home with Chromebook in terms of user interface. It is simple to use. You don't have to install any drivers or patches. You don't have to partition internal storage. You don't have to set up the desktop. You open the Chromebook, connect it to a Wi-Fi link or a 3G dongle, log in with your Google/Gmail account and you are good to go. The basic applications are all pre-installed. You can add more apps from Chrome store.

    The OS is updated automatically. The security issues that plague a Windows laptop don't exist on Chromebooks, at least for now. A Chromebook works out of the box.

    Chromebook 14 design, keyboard and touchpad
    Chromebook 14 is a sleek and lightweight machine considering that it packs a 14-inch screen. It has a minimalist and clean design. The physical shape is inspired by MacBook Air.

    The major difference between MacBook Air and Chromebook 14 in terms of designs is the build quality. While the MacBook is an all-aluminum machine, Chromebook 14 is made of matte plastic. Though, it doesn't look cheap and feels much better than a budget Windows laptop.

    The machine has an island-style keyboard and an expansive touchpad. In terms of quality, both are superior to what is available in budget Windows laptops. But they don't match what you can get on premium laptops. The keys feel a bit soft and there is some flex in the keyboard. The touchpad is responsive but doesn't offer the kind of smooth glide that glass touchpads on premium laptops do.

    The palm-rest is made of plastic with faux aluminum finish. It doesn't get hot during use.

    Touchpad supports multi-finger gestures. It has a clickable button but a tap with single finger has same functionality. Double-finger tap brings up the right click menu while gliding two fingers on the touchpad allow a user to scroll on the screen. Pinch-to-zoom gesture doesn't work on Chromebook 14.

    The 14-inch screen on Chromebook 14 has a resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels. The screen is better than what you get in a mainstream Windows laptop but we were expecting more from it. Brightness of the screen is decent and it shows nice colours. The horizontal viewing angles are above average. However, the vertical viewing angles are poor and that affects the experience.

    HP claims ChromeBook 14 offers battery life of over 9 hours. When used with a 3G dongle and offline mode, the device lasts for over 7 hours of use. This is much better than what a similarly-priced Windows laptop offers.

    What it can do
    Chromebook 14 can do a lot of things that Windows laptops do. Unlike Windows laptops, Chromebook 14 started within 10 seconds after we pressed the power button. When we logged into the machine, we were presented with a minimalist user interface. On the bottom left of the screen are the application, including Chrome web browser which is at the heart of the machine. On the right is the control centre, somewhat similar to what found on Android tablets, which gives access to settings.

    You can set up Wi-Fi connection through the control centre. If you use a 3G dongle, you can simply plug it into it to the laptop. It will automatically set up the connection.

    Majority of apps in Chrome OS are web apps. This means when you click on them, they open as a web page and connect to a web service. For example, clicking on Gmail app opens Gmail in Chrome. Similarly, clicking on YouTube app opens YouTube website in Chrome.

    Given how simple Chrome OS is, Chromebook 14 is a very good machine to access web services and web browsing. If you spend most of your time on the web on a laptop, Chromebook 14 will work very well for you.

    But what if you want a laptop for more than just web browsing, social media use and checking emails? Chromebook 14 also has an excellent integration with Google hangouts, which makes it a good device for video chats.

    For office related work, the machine offers Google web-based productivity suit. We opened and created word documents, presentation slides, expenditure sheets and project reports using Google's productivity suit.

    Applications like Gmail and Google Docs are available in offline mode. This means you can compose and send an email when the Chromebook is not connected to the web. The mail will be stored in outbox and will be sent when the connection is available. Similarly, you can create or edit a project report in offline mode. It will be synced to your online Google Docs when the connection is available.

    You can connect your phone or camera to Chromebook 14 and import photos to it through Google+ Photo app. The app uploads photos to Google+ network. These uploaded photos are marked private. But you can edit them using web editor at Google+ and share them if you want.

    You can connect pen drives or external hard disks to Chromebook 14 and import or export files, including media files. Videos in popular formats like MP4 and MOV can be played with ease. In our tests, Chromebook 14 even handled MP4 videos in 4K resolution! But we could not play videos in FLV and AVI formats. Music in all popular formats can be played. If you have imported pictures through the pen drive, you can edit them with offline apps like Pixlr Touch Up.

    * Video chats are handled though Google Hangout app and it works very well.

    * You can download files from the web using Chromebook. You can play casual web-based games.

    * Some of them like Angry Birds are available in offline mode.

    What it cannot do
    A Chromebook cannot run Windows applications that we take for granted on a regular laptop. It can only run apps available in Chrome store and they are not as feature rich as the native desktop apps available on Windows laptops. This means, you cannot run Photoshop or Microsoft Office on Chromebook. Also, you cannot run Firefox. Or VLC Player. Or KM Player. Or any other Windows app.

    You cannot play demanding 3D games like Call of Duty on Chromebook. Chromebook has a simple file system. You don't have to worry about how a file will open and what programs you need to install. Also, you don't have to worry about cleaning your hard drive or deleting junk files. But at the same time, if you are someone who is used to organizing files meticulously, you will have tough time with Chromebook because it doesn't follow the folder-inside-folder approach of Windows.

    You can change wallpaper of Chromebook desktop but you cannot keep the shortcuts to files or programs there. (Though you can pin apps to the taskbar at the bottom of the screen). You can access files only through the File app. It is simple to use but limiting. You can charge your smartphone with Chromebook but if the mass storage mode is not available in your device, you can import files only through Google+ Photo app, which has a rather unintuitive user interface.

    Chromebook 14 has just 16GB of internal storage. If you are someone who likes to store a lot of movies on his laptop, Chromebook 14 is not for you, unless you pair it with an external storage drive. A user gets 100GB free storage with Chromebook 14 on Google Drive, an online storage service, for two years. But it doesn't work, especially for large files in a country like India where internet connectivity is poor.

    Other than the quality of internet, there is also the matter of security. In the wake of NSA revelations we are not sure if everyone is comfortable putting all the data in servers managed by companies like Google and Microsoft, which are based in the US and can be forced by the US government to handover data of any user.

    Who should buy it
    If 90% of what you do on a laptop happens on the web, pick Chromebook 14. For your use, it is better than a Windows laptop. It is easy to use, fast compared to a similarly-priced Windows laptop and offers excellent battery life.

    If you use Google services a lot, Chromebook 14 is a very good choice for you.

    If you find using Windows laptops cumbersome and want something where you don't have to install four drivers and three applications just to do a video chat with someone, Chromebook 14 will appeal to you.

    If you are comfortable with web-based productivity suits like Google Docs and use online storage services like DropBox, ChromeBook is a good choice for you.

    If you are a school or college student who wants a laptop mostly for web browsing, Facebook and Twitter, Youtube, emails and writing simple project reports, Chromebook 14 is a very good option for you.

    And who should not buy it
    Chromebook 14 is not for power users. This is not a machine to pick if you are an application programmer or a computer engineering student.
    * If you are a sales manager who has to work a lot with programs like Microsoft Office, Chromebook 14 is not for you.
    * If you create or edit multimedia content using rich applications like Photoshop, Chromebook 14 is not for you.
    * If you are video gamer who likes to play the latest 3D games like GTA V, Chromebook 14 is not for you.
    * If you store a lot of movies and photos on your laptop, Chromebook 14 is a bad choice for you.
    * If you mostly work offline on your laptop, create content or make use of a large number of native desktop apps, Chromebook 14 is not a good choice for you.

    At its MRP of Rs 26,990, ChromeBook 14 is a portable, well-built, good-looking and simple to use laptop that offers good performance and excellent battery life. But it works best when connected to the web and when used for web browsing and accessing web-based services. As we said earlier, it is nice for its price but it is not for everyone.

    *14-inch screen with 1366 x 768 pixels resolution
    *1.4GHz Intel Celeron 2955U 4th generation (Haswell) processor
    *16GB SSD along with 100GB cloud storage in Google Drive for two years
    *2GB RAM
    *support for 3G dongle
    *720P webcam
    *2 USB 3.0
    *One USB 2.0
    *3-in-1 card reader
    *4-cell battery
    *audio in/out combo jack
    *Chrome OS
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