A Facebook phone: Is this the final brick in the social network’s walled garden?

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Looks like it’s that time of year again — the time when rumors of a “Facebook phone” pop up like tulips after a spring rainstorm. This time around, it was a cryptic announcement from the social network about a mobile event next week that set the rumor mill in motion: since the invitation mentioned Android, the speculation is that the company will finally announce a handset that has full Facebook functionality integrated into it. It’s easy to see how this would help the social network build engagement and possibly monetize mobile, but do users really want one?

The invitation to the press event on April 4 said “Come see our new home on Android,” and since Facebook likely wouldn’t have an entire press conference just to announce a new app for the Google operating system, expectations turned to something more: namely, the much-hyped Facebook phone. According to TechCrunch…

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How to install Windows 8 ?

Thw windows 8 is the new OS from microsoft and it has already created waves in the technology market with its ‘quirky’ design , live plates(from its mobile OS) and has sparked of a revolution in the laptop pc market -introduction of tablet-cum-pc.

So in order to to install this version of windows follow the step-by-step guide

Step 1 – Place Windows 8 DVD in your dvd-rom drive and start your PC. Windows 8 will start to boot up.

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Step 2 – The next screen allows you to setup your language, time and currency format, keyboard or input method. Choose your required settings and click next to continue.

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Step 3 – The next screen asks you to install or repair Windows 8. Click install now.

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Step 4 – The setup process starts.

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Step 5 – Now, type your product key and click next.

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Step 6 – Read the license terms and tick I accept license terms and click next.

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Step 7 – Click on custom installation.

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Step 8 – Choose where you would like to install Windows 8.

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Step 9 – If you want to partition an existing drive then click new. Choose the size of the partition and click apply.

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Step 10 – Click OK to create the partition.

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Step 11 – Choose partition 2 (Primary Partition).Click next to continue.

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Step 12 – Now,Windows starts to copy files to your hard drive and begins the installation.

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Step 13 – When all the essential files are copied ,Windows 8 will automatically restart.

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Step 14 – You will go through various progress bar and information messages as shown on the following images. Windows might restart automatically second time.

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Step 15 – You are now presented with “Let’s go through a few basics” screen. It will automatically select personalize option.

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Step 16 – Choose your PC name and personalize the color.

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Step 17 – Here you can choose express settings or choose customize. I will choose customize to make further customization.

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Step 18 – Choose Yes, turn on sharing and connect to devices.

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Step 19 – Help protect and update your PC. Choose your preferred option and click next.

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Step 20 – Send Microsoft info to help make Windows and apps better. Choose your preferred options or leave the default settings. Click next to continue.

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Step 21 – Check online for solutions to problem. Choose your preferred options or leave the default settings. Click next to continue.

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Step 22 – Sign in to your PC.

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Step 23 – Sign up for a new email address (follow this step only if you dont have a microsoft account)

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Step 24 – Click local account

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Step 25 – Choose a local user name and password. Choose finish to continue.

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Step 26 – Now,Windows starts to finalize your settings.

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 Congrats! You can now personalize the windows 8 according to your preferences .

Follow us for latest updates about the windows 8 and a detailed review on the windows 8

How to browse faster on slow connection ?

Many of us have terribly low internet speeds provided by our service providers … but we at technorrati show you how to browse faster on slow connection

1.Send multiple files faster by compressing them

If you’re sending multiple files—for example, several files related to a single project—you can reduce their combined size by using a compression utility. Compressing your files can dramatically reduce the time needed to send files online, and compressed files don’t take up as much space in your (or the recipient’s) email Inbox. WinZip is one of the more common compression tools.

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2. Increase browsing speed by turning off graphics in Windows Internet Explorer

Graphics are important to web pages, but they also take time to download if you’re online. You can turn them off to speed your Internet browsing.

Disable graphics in Internet Explorer


3. Send email using Contact Groups (Distribution Lists)

If you’re sending an email to multiple people, create a Contact Group (previously known as a Distribution List) instead of listing each recipient separately. Messages are sent more quickly and efficiently when you’re using a Contact Group. Your company may have established procedures for creating mailing lists. If not, learn how to create and edit a Contact Group in Microsoft Outlook.


4. Reduce email size with simple email signatures

Email signatures leave a professional stamp on your messages, but elaborate signatures that include multiple images take up a lot of unnecessary storage space in each email. Ultimately, they can slow down the time needed to send each message. Instead, create distinctive text signatures combining fonts, type sizes, and colors to make your email signature smaller and quicker to transmit and receive. Learn how to create email signatures in Microsoft Outlook.


5. Work offline using Cached Exchange Mode in Outlook

Even if you lose your network connection, you can continue working in Microsoft Outlook if you’re using Cached Exchange Mode. With Cached Exchange Mode, a copy of your mailbox is stored on your computer. This copy provides quick access to your data and is frequently updated with the mail server. If you work offline, whether by choice or due to a connection problem, your data is still available to you instantly wherever you are. Cached Exchange Mode does require you to work with a Microsoft Exchange Server email account. Learn more about using Cached Exchange Mode.


6. Browse offline by saving web pages on your computer

If you use or reference a specific webpage often, save it locally to your computer. If you lose your connection or are working on a slow connection, you’ll still be able to read and find the information you need.

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7. Open webpages faster by increasing your cache

If you increase the size of the temporary Internet files cache in Internet Explorer, your computer won’t have to work so hard when you revisit webpages. Many of the images will already be downloaded on your computer, decreasing the amount of time it takes to open a page.

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DESKTOP FACE OFF !

The last decade saw an unprecedented rise of sales in the already well established computer industry with the companies like HP etc bringing out new, better (read All-in-one) Desktops s to the market.

However all of us understand that there is no dearth for computer’s around the market and hence you’ll need to streamline your search for your ‘perfect’ Desktop.

We at Technorrati will help in your quest ……

  1. Acer Revo RL-100 UR20P : Acer Revo RL100-UR20P
    • PROS Compact chassis. Wireless trackpad/keyboard combo. Decently sized 750GB hard drive. Blu-ray player. Can play 1080p online videos.
    • CONS Low benchmark numbers. External power brick. Excessive bloatware.
    • VERDICT For such a slim PC the Acer Revo RL100-UR20P is able to squeeze a Blu-ray player, a wireless trackpad/keyboard remote, and a slew of other features for an inexpensive, sub-$600 price. Amazing !
  2. Dell Vostro 470 : Dell Vostro 470
    • PROS Up-to-date hardware. Strong performance across applications.Expandable.
    • CONS Default warranty covers only one year.
    • VERDICT The Dell Vostro 470 delivers fine performance and a robust-enough feature set to be your go-to sub-$1,000 business PC of choice.
  3. Lenovo Thinkcentre Edge 31 : Lenovo ThinkCentre Edge 71
    • PROS Nice Price. Decent performance. Good interior room. Serial and Parallel port. Multi monitor support.
    • CONS Only 180W PSU. Only 30-day Norton Internet Security subscription. No next gen ports like HDMI, DisplayPort, eSATA, or USB 3.0. No TPM.
    • VERDICT At just over $500, the Lenovo ThinkCentre Edge 71 gives you enough power to get your non-demanding business users a PC of their own.

Hope you found this review useful

The Camera Face-off !

With the growing popularity of sites like flickr,tumblr,pinterest etc it is quite evident that photography has become a range in the modern technological world. And with its growing popularity rises the demand for good quality DSLR (read professional ) cameras

We provide you with a guide of the best DSLR cameras present in the market at this particular moment

  1. Nikon D5200 : Pros: Excellent photo and video quality for its class, fluid shooting design and solid features

    Cons:  Lacks an autofocus motor in the body that limits your lens-selection flexibility

    Verdict: The Nikon D5200 makes a great choice for family and vacation photographers.

  2. Canon EOS Rebel T4i :Pros: Extremely good photo and video quality plus improved performance in Live View shooting over the T3i ,more streamlined shooting design

    Cons: Photos aren’t as good as the T3i’s at high ISO sensitivities.

    Verdict: A fine camera, the Canon EOS Rebel T4i’s more expensive 18-135mm STM kit (or body with another STM lens) is the only version that merits an unqualified recommendation.

  3. Sony Alpha SLT-A37
  4. Pros: Class-leading performance, along with a solid set of features and respectable photo quality.

    Cons: EVF looks dim, and the LCD is small.

    Verdict: A good option if you’re looking for something fast with a viewfinder and tilting LCD, the Sony Alpha SLT-A37 is a solid but not outstanding sub-$800 dSLR-style camera.

Now the choice is yours . Happy clicking !!

A 99$ Amazon Kindle – Excited ?

Speculations are rife in the technology market  that amazon are deciding to launch a new variant of the amazon kindle(a disaster) …. and the best part ? Its just for 99$ !!

At that price the new amazon kindle looks poised to take the android tablet market by storm

According to reports , the device is rumored to sport a TI processor like the rest of the lineup, and will have a 1280×600 resolution, like today’s Kindle Fire HD 7″ does.

This report follows a former announcement by Amazon about reduced prices on its Kindle Fire HD 8.9″ devices. The Wi-Fi-only version will now cost $269, down from $299, while the LTE version dropped from $499 to $399.

At this price point the device looks to be a market leader … however the device does face heavy competition from the iPad(bestseller) and the other tablets of android origin.

The price (99$ .. i mean really!?) is a desperate attempt by amazon to make its presence felt in the android market .

That amzon succeeds in its venture will only be known in the coming few weeks .

Follow this post for more updates on the amazon kindle

BlackBerry 10 Tech Reviews

Eagerl waiting for the blackberry 10

Inside BlackBerry

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Back in January, before we introduced BlackBerry 10 to the world, I wrote a blog post about Five Reasons to Tune in for BlackBerry 10. I had been writing so much about BlackBerry 10 that I wanted to show you that I wasn’t alone, and that tech bloggers and media were already posting positive BlackBerry 10 reviews. Well, it’s time for an update. Now that more tech bloggers and media have a BlackBerry 10 device in their hands, I wanted to recap some of their great feedback on our new device and updated OS.

Here are some snippets from the tech blogosphere on BlackBerry 10 features:

1. “There’s no question here that BlackBerry knows just how important app selection is the future of its company, and as such, has been working overtime to make developers a key focus, with a hundred or so members of its evangelist team.”

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