Monday, September 13, 2010

7 Fixes for common cellphone troubles

Being a constant companion, our cellphone is prone to accidents. It's not tough to accidentally drop your cellphone on stairs, or from a table, or spill water on it.
Then begins the nightmare of taking it to the company's workshop. However, do you know if the damage is not much, there are some simple ways by which you can fix your mobile phone all on your own.
Forbes recently gave a list of simple quick fixes for cellphones. Here are some tips from the list.

Phone gets wet

Accidentally dropped your phone inside a water pool? It is almost dead. Chill, there is still a chance to revive it.

Just remove the battery cover and put the phone in a plastic bag of dry rice. This may help you soak out the water from your phone. You can also put the bag out in sun for quick evaporation.

Trackball malfunction

Looking for an important email, and the trackball on your smartphone just refuses to scroll.
It's dust and dirt. Just like in a computer mouse, dust and dirt also make the movement of your trackball tardy. Just soak alcohol in a cloth and rub it over and around the trackball. Another way can be to pop out the trackball and clean it manually.

Damaged charger

An aging cellphone can often give tough time charging the device. Also, charging connector within the phone also at times gets damaged, loose or corroded. For mild corrosion, scrubbing the connector with a soft brush or a cloth soaked in alcohol can help.
However, for damaged or loose connector one needs to visit the repair centre.

Body scratches

Got scratches on your mobile phone's body, there is a simple way to get rid of them. Just do a light buffing with fine sandpaper. However, this may affect the shiny coating of your phone.

Scratched display

Scratches on your phone's screen gives you a tough time reading? Applying metal polish with a soft cloth may help here.
Special scratch removal liquids and gels are also available.

Hangs

Your phone often hangs? It simply refuses to respond. Here the first step is to switch off the device and power it again. In case this does not work, remove the battery and reboot it.
Another way to restore it is to try connecting it to your computer. Also, look for instructions in your phone's settings or menu. It might help.

Cracked case

Your phone's case got cracks. But its working, so all seems to be fine. Not really, continuing with a phone with a cracked case can be damaging for your phone in the long run as it exposes your phone to dust and water. To protect it from further damage go for a close-fitting case.

Source: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/tech/itslideshow/5972753.cms

Friday, September 10, 2010


I felt today as Friday. When I went to gym at 7.30pm, very few were at gym doing their business. After 1hour, I came out and have seen very silent and lonely campus. Daily at this time, I could see people running to catch their busses, people sitting in the play ground and chit chatting among themselves, little crowd at food court. Today, I could not see any of these. I was going to food court; suddenly I realize that tomorrow is holiday to the campus as it is Ramzan. They got 3 days holidays continuously. Hence, every one left the office campus very early to catch their trains to go their home town. Of course, I am also going to my home town, not today but tomorrow evening. This time my trip would be for 10 days. So, there will be no office, no official works, no client meetings, no status updates and no reporting for 10days.
Hope I will remember (very difficult task in my life) all my ids, passwords and my works after my vacation.

Monday, September 06, 2010

Happy Teachers Day

గురువు,
మనకి అక్షరాభ్యాసం చేయించేది మన తల్లిదండ్రులే అయినా, అక్షరాలని అభ్యసింపఙేసేది మాత్రం గురువే. తల్లిదండ్రుల భాద్యతని తనొక్కడే తీసుకొని, మనల్ని తీర్చిదిద్దేవాడే గురువు. తల్లి-తండ్రి-గురువు-దైవం అన్నారు పెద్దలు. దైవం కన్నా, గురువే గొప్పవాడు. అన్ని దానాల కన్నా, విద్యాదానం గొప్పది కదా!

"గురుర్ భ్రహ్మ, గురుః విశ్ణుః,
గురుదేవో మహేశ్వరః,
గురుసాక్శాత్ పరభ్రహ్మః,
తస్మైత్ శ్రీ గురువేనమః."

"గురువు" స్తానం పూఙించదగినది.

అటువంటి గురువులందరికి,
Happy Teachers Day.