Monday, May 10, 2010

Using Remote Desktop Connection in Windows 7

Windows 7 is the new and latest version of Operating System released by Microsoft Corporation on October 2009. Windows 7 has some great features with more security as compared to Windows XP and Windows Vista operating systems. Remote Desktop Connection is one of the features provided by Windows 7.

Remote Desktop Connection is used to connect to other computer remotely. User can access other computer and can work on that computer remotely. By default, Remote Desktop Connection will be disabled. Administrator needs to enable it using Computer’s Properties page.

Enabling Remote Desktop Connection in Windows 7:

1) Right click on Computer on Desktop and select Properties.

2) Click on “Remote Settings” in the Tasks pane of the Properties window.

3) In the Remote Settings Properties page, select "Allow Remote Assistance connections to this computer" check box under Remote Assistance section.

4) Then, in the Remote Desktop section, select "Allow connections from computers running any version of Remote Desktop (less secure)" option.

5) Click on Apply and then OK.

After enabling the Remote Desktop Connection, you can now access other computers by following below methods:

NOTE: Before continuing, make sure that the Remote Desktop Connection is enabled on other computer also.

1) Click on Start Orb and then All Programs and then Accessories and then click on Remote Desktop Connection.

Remote Desktop Connection windows will open.

2) In the window, type the IP address or name of the computer which you want to access in the Computer box.

3) Then, click on Connect button.

4) If the remote computer is password protected, then it will ask you to enter the username and password.

Just enter the username and password and then click on OK.

Now, you have the access to the remote computer. You can work on another computer remotely.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Nokia C6 Review

Nokia, one of the leading mobile manufacturers in the World, has introduced new phone called Nokia C6. It is a new touchscreen smartphone by the Nokia and it is the second product of the Nokia’s C series. Nokia C6 has a sliding QWERTY keyboard which helps the heavy texters to use it freely. Its main key features are 3G, Bluetooth, GPS, Touchscreen, Wi-Fi, Battery, and 5 MP camera. Nokia C6 comes at affordable price in the market with these features.


The design of the Nokia C6 is same as the Nokia 5800 XpressMusic and Nokia N97 Mini. Nokia, by seeing this phone, seems like given more importance to its look. Nokia C6 comes with 113 x 53 x 16.8 mm in dimension and weighs around 150g which looks quite heavy. You will find the C6 phone is Black and White colors.

Nokia C6 has 3.2 inches of TFT Touchscreen which comes with 360 x 640 pixels of resolution and it supports 16 millions of colors. Nokia C6’s Touchscreen has decent sun legibility and the screen is bright, crisp and colorful. The touchscreen comes with accelerometer sensor for the automatic UI rotate and proximity sensor for the automatic turn-off.

Nokia C6 has a Call, Menu, and End buttons at the below of the display. On the top of the screen you can see a small VGA camera. On the back side of the panel, it has a 5 megapixel camera with a LED flash. A 3.5 mm Audio port and a microUSB port is situated at the top of the phone. In the left side of the phone, microSD card slot is situated and in the right side, you will get the phone Lock/Unlock button, Volume rocker, and a Camera shutter key. No need to worry for covering the ports to prevent from the dust because Nokia C6 comes with a plastic cover for all the ports.

Its QWERTY keyboard helps heavy texters to use it freely. Its QWERTY keyboard keys are very responsive. The position of the keys good, but could have been still better. Nokia C6 has alphanumeric keyboard in the portrait mode; QWERTY keyboard is in the landscape mode and has a full physical QWERTY keyboard.


Nokia C6 runs with Symbian OS v9.4 Series 60 rel 5. It is looks like same as other Nokia Symbian phones. Now-a-days, Symbian is not used much in the market as it is now ruled by Android and other smartphone OS. The icons and interface, and the Menu system are very nice.

The Nokia C6 has a multimedia player which is handy and simple to use. It supports most of the audio and video formats like MP3, WMA, WAV, MP4, WMV player, and so on. The sound quality is excellent. It also has a Stereo FM radio with RDS feature.

C6 has a 240 MB of internal memory and you can store unlimited entries in the Phonebook. It includes 2 GB of microSD card which you can extend up to 16 GB.

Nokia C6 offers a data transfer through Bluetooth with A2DP and USB v2.0. The streaming of the audio to a Bluetooth headset wirelessly is easy. You can use the internet on this phone using 3G, GPRS, and Wi-Fi. The speed of the data transfer is improved with the support of EDGE.

C6’s web browser is decent as it supports HTML, XHTML, and also the WAP 2.0. It also supports the RSS feeds and a Flash Lite v3.1. Using this phone, you can access the social networking site like Hi5, MySpace, and Facebook. It supports instant messaging for Yahoo Messenger, G-Talk, and Windows Live Messenger.

Nokia C6 comes with pre-installed Ovi Map application. The Nokia C6 has an in-built GPS receiver and A-GPS receivers. It also includes Currency Converter, Calendar, Notepad, To-Do List, World Clock, Speaker phone, Voice Commands, Text and Multimedia messaging. Using Ovi Store, you can personalize your phone with MP3 ringtones, message alerts, screen saver, and wallpapers. You can access all the features offered by Nokia Ovi Suite and Ovi Share. It has a Document Viewer which allows you to read the word document, excel sheets, PDFs, and PowerPoint presentation.

Nokia C6 comes with 5 megapixel camera. It offers 2592 x 1944 pixels of resolution with LED flash and autofocus features. Camera offers 4x of digital zoom, basic editing options, like Settings for video light, scene, and so on, and Geo tagging images. This phone also has a secondary camera at the front of the phone which allows you to make a video calling. You can capture the videos at 30 fps with VGA camera.

The quality of the image is very good, but having 5megapixel camera it falls short. The images are vibrant and crisp with little low bright. The video quality is also an average.


Nokia C6 has a 1200 mAh Lithium Ion battery. It gives the battery life of 7 hours of talk time and 400 minutes of Standby time. The phone offers 30 hours of the continuous video playback. The call quality of this phone is impressive. You won’t get any disturbance during the call. The sound is clear and louder.

Nokia C6 has an ARM 11 434 MHz processor. It runs slow as compared to other processors in smartphones. But, it gives smooth experience while working.

Nokia C6 will be available at the price of Rs. 13,000/-.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Palm Pre Plus Review

Palm has unveiled its brand new smartphone called “Pre Plus”. Palm Pre Plus is a Verizon bound smartphone which includes design improvements like keyboard, look and feel of the phone. Palm Pre Plus has the RAM and internal storage which gives the smartphone’s performance an increase in speed and extended capabilities. Palm Pre Plus has the Palm WebOS 1.3.5 which makes easier for the user to use the interface and multitasking capabilities.


At the first look, you may feel like there is no much dissimilarity between the Palm Pre and Palm Pre Plus. Palm Pre Plus has changed its design so that it develops the feel and overall look of the device. Palm Pre Plus comes with 100.5x59.5x16.9 mm in dimensions and weighs around 138 g. It comes with 3.1 inches of Touchscreen display with 320x480 pixels of resolution. It has a QWERTY keyboard, which remains small, which irritate the people with big thumbs. Even though its keys are small, it makes easier to type the messages compared to the previous versions.

Palm Pre Plus has the multi-touch input method and Accelerometer sensor which makes the phone to use easily. Palm Pre Plus comes with 16M colors and a TFT capacitive touchscreen. On the top of the phone, you will get the 3.5 mm headphone jack along with the power button and silent ringer switch. Flash and Camera are situated on the back side of the phone and a microUSB port is situated on the right pane of the device.


Palm Pre Plus comes with webOS v1.3.5 which gives the each and every feature including multitasking function, Palm’s notification system and Synergy. Palm Pre Plus provides 16 GB of internal memory and 512 MB of RAM. It stores unlimited phonebook and call records, but it doesn’t offer a microSD card slot which makes disadvantage for the microSD card users. It has Bluetooth v2.1 with A2DP and microUSB v2.0. It also offers 3G with a bandwidth of 3.6 mbps and the EDGE at the bandwidth of 236.8 kbps. You can also access the GPRS with this phone at the bandwidth of 32 to 48 kbps.

Palm Pre Plus offers ARM Cortex A8 600 MHz CPU with PowerVR SGX graphics which allows user to run more applications and gives the seedier performance. It offers one grate app called “Palm Mobile Hotspot utility”, which allows the user to turn on the Palm Pre Plus mobile into a Wi-Fi router which can offer a broadband connection on the mobile using Verizon’s EV-DO Rev. Palm Pre Plus includes Flash Player v10.1 Beta plug-in which allows you to watch the content which uses the Flash from the web browser. You can also do the editing and video recording using this phone.

The call quality of the phone is quite good. Palm Pre Plus comes with WAP 2.0 HTML browser using which you can access the GPRS. You can access MMS, send and receive email and so on. This phone also supports the Game. The gaming is great for entertainment, but its productivity is bad. Palm Pre Plus supports MP3, eAAC+, MP4, H.264, H.263, and WAV players so that you can listen to your favourite music with these formats. It also offers Document Viewer to help you in viewing the documents like MS-Word. It even has the GPS with A-GPS support and AT&T Navigator.


Palm Pre Plus offers quite good call quality. Audio quality is clear, but you will face little background interference. Its speakerphone quality is not good as compared to other and the volume is also too low in the quieter environment. You can pair the Palm Pre Plus mobile with other headset without any issues.

Its 3.5 mm headphone jack is very good. It gives rich sound effects with the nice balance of bass and treble. The video playback is also very good. It plays smoothly and continuously, but at the starting it takes some seconds to buffer the video. Palm Pre Plus has the 3.15 megapixel camera which helps you to capture your own photos and videos. Though it doesn’t offer any kind of editing, it still offers great quality of the picture.

Because of its 512 MB of RAM, the applications can be opened much faster and there is less delay when changing between the Menu screens. You can experience great performance while playing game even though some of the apps running behind.

Palm Pre Plus comes with Lithium Ion 1150 mAh with the Standby up to 350 hours and gives the Talk time up to 4 hours for both 2G and 3G. Palm Pre Plus is available in the Market with the price of $149.99. It is also available at the low cost with the two-year contract.

Monday, March 29, 2010

RIM BlackBerry Bold 9700 Review

RIM along with AT&T has unveiled BlackBerry Bold 9700. This phone is not only the T-Mobile’s first 3G BlackBerry, its smoother design and performance improvements has made it a valuable addition to the carrier’s lineup. BlackBerry Bold 9700 offers UMA support for Wi-Fi calls, updated OS, and for the faster processor. BlackBerry Bold 9700 offers more features and speed than the T-Mobile’s other BlackBerry offerings.


RIM BlackBerry Bold 9700 has the larger screen and a well spaced keyboard which makes its fans very happy. BlackBerry Bold 9700 comes with 109x60x14 mm of dimension. It weighs around 122 g. BlackBerry Bold 9700 is smaller and lighter than the BlackBerry Tour. Its chrome edges and lines between the keyboard rows add more attractive to the headset.

BlackBerry Bold 9700 has a 2.44 inches display with 480x360 pixels of resolutions which keeps the things sharp and clear. The user interface is unaffected, though the BlackBerry OS v5.0 brings some slight refinements. You can customize the Home screen with different background images and themes along with six different shortcuts.

Below the display, you can see the Talk and End keys, a Back button, and Menu shortcut. BlackBerry Bold 9700 has replaced the traditional trackball navigator, like BlackBerry Curve 8520, with an optical trackpad which is a responsive. Using Trackpad, navigating the menus and scrolling through lists feels very smoother. Below the buttons, you can see the Full QWERTY keyboard. The keyboard is larger and makes comfortable to type text messages and longer emails.

BlackBerry Bold 9700 has 3.5 mm headphone jack, shortcut key, and microUSB port on its left side. On the right side, you will get the volume controller and camera button. On the top of the device, you get lock and mute buttons. The flash and camera are situated on the back side. RIM BlackBerry Bold 9700 comes with AC adapter, microSD card with 2 GB included which can be extended up to 16 GB, USB cable, and stereo headset.


RIM BlackBerry Bold 9700 has marked the first 3G BlackBerry for T-Mobile. BlackBerry Bold 9700 comes with BlackBerry OS version 5.0 which brings some of the improvements to the calendar capabilities and messaging and as well as to the browser. However, BlackBerry OS v5.0 doesn’t bring the tabbed browsing, but still it provides faster JavaScript and CSS processing for loading the pages quickly. The browser supports Google Gears and BlackBerry widgets and the real-time streaming protocol so that you can view the streaming videos from the sites like Youtube.

BlackBerry Bold 9700 has UMA and Wi-Fi support which helps you to receive and make the unlimited calls over wireless network. Apart from these, Bold 9700 includes quad-band roaming, voice activated dialing, smart dialing, conference calling, a speakerphone, visual voice mail, text and MMS messaging, and speed dial. BlackBerry Bold 9700 also includes Bluetooth which supports for stereo and mono Bluetooth headsets. Bold 9700, by default, comes with GPS/A-GPS.

BlackBerry Bold 9700 has the great messaging capabilities. You can sync your smartphone with BlackBerry Enterprise Server, with the support for IBM Lotus Domino, Microsoft Exchange, in order to deliver the corporate email in a real-time. BlackBerry Bold 9700 allows you to access the POP3, IMAP4 email accounts. You can also view and edit the attachments like MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel, PDF, GIF, JPEG and many more with the help of attachment viewer. You can also chat with your buddy list from AIM, ICQ, Windows Live, G-Talk, Yahoo, and BlackBerry Messenger.

BlackBerry Bold 9700 includes calendar, memo pad, calculator, task lists, and a voice recorder. Bold 9700 comes with 256 MB of internal memory. It supports WMA, MP3, AAC, eAAC+, WMV, H.264, and MPEG4 video clips. You can sync your library with BlackBerry Media Sync.

BlackBerry Bold 9700 comes with 3.15 megapixel camera with 2048x1536 pixels of resolution. It offers autofocus, flash, zoom, and video recording capabilities. Its picture quality is impressive.

BlackBerry Bold 9700 offers excellent call quality. Audio is clear with very less background noise so that you can hear the callers without any disturbance. Its quad-band quality is also quite good. Bold 9700 deliver with 624 MHz processor. BlackBerry Bold 9700 comes with 1,500 mAh Lithium Ion battery which offers standby time up to 408 hours and a Talk time of 6 hours. BlackBerry Bold 9700 is available for $199.99 with two year contracts.

Friday, March 26, 2010

HP Mini 311 Netbook Review


HP has unveiled its brand new laptop called Mini 311 with a faster low-voltage CPUs and bigger HD displays. The Nividia powered Mini 311 laptop offers competitive performance. HP Mini 311 comes in 11.6 inch with a 1366x768 pixel of screen resolution.

HP Mini 311 comes with processor of Intel N270 with 1 GB of RAM and Windows XP as operating system. Nvidia provides sufficient power so that you can play the HD video files with comfort. Also offers to play some games at the same time. The performance will not affect for the tasks which doesn’t use the graphics.

HP Mini 311 has an inbuilt graphics and high resolution. It is a generic, dull, gray plastic, with either a white or black lid with a slight swirl pattern. The keys of the keyboard are beautiful with an ornamental shape and are wide faced. But when you start typing, you will feel that the keys are very loose and weak. The Touchpad is not so impressive because it provides more struggle to your fingers. You have to go to the Control Panel and you need to change the speed of the pointer, because the factory settings for Touchpad are created by keeping in mind the older resolution of Netbook. The two silver-like buttons (mouse buttons) below the Touchpad looks like inexpensive.

The key feature of the HP Mini 311 laptop is its 11.6 inch wide screen LED display with 1366x768 native resolutions. But, the screen is very soft and the plastic screen bezel in black is very glossy. This laptop contains a set of connections as per the standard. You can customize your laptop including 802.11n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth with an extra cost. While running non-graphics, Intel Atom N280 CPU has acted as expected. Simple tasks, like web surfing, office tasks, basic Photoshop work, and email, are performed very well. You can play the games respectably.

HP Mini 311 offers excellent video playback and updated version of Flash allows the streaming web video to get the GPU to its advantage. Mini 311 comes with 160GB of HDD at the 5400 rpm. It has an Nvidia MCP79 chipset and weighs around 3.3 pounds and 4.1 pounds with AC adapter. HP Mini 311 offers the battery life of 5 hours and 20 minutes to watch the videos and to play the games.

HP Mini 311 has already hit the market with the cost of $399 with one year warranty for labor and parts. If you want to upgrade your plan to three years, then you have to pay $179 extra which includes the accidental damage protection. You can also avail the 24x7 customer support for free via phone line along with the driver downloads and online KBs (Knowledge Base).