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Real Estate is an Asset or Investment? Note points for Indian Investors

1 January 2013


RealEstate Investment

Recently i attended a seminar at my workplace on investing plan and scope for the next financial year. The seminar was conducted to brief the users about the growth of Real Estate sector in India and other options to make investment. The major focus was on real estate though other options like investing in PPF […]

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Gmail introduced free SMS service in India. How to send free SMS via Gtalk or Gmail

26 October 2012


Google recently rolled out Free SMS chat service in India  covering almost all operator including Airtel, Aircel, Idea, MTS, Reliance, Tata DoCoMo, Tata indicom and Vodafone. This service is already available in many other countries, the full list of supported countries can be found here. This service allows India based Gmail or Gtalk users to send […]

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How to Increase your computer speed using Windows 7 built-in feature ReadyBoost

20 March 2012


There are lot of free tools available to speedup your computer and some of them we covered earlier in TechSmartlife. They all work by fine tuning your windows settings or cleaning junk files etc., I observed another interesting feature when playing around with my USB device on Windows 7 today. Low memory can make your […]

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How to use browser’s built-in features to save typing and time spent on web

9 February 2012


Modern web browsers are coming up with lot of features which can be of some time saving when used. Google Chrome is little ahead when it comes to user experience. Below are few features that allows you to reduce your typing effort and minimizes time spent on internet. Earlier i covered one article on how […]

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IndiaRailInfo functionality is available through Chrome/Firefox extensions after railways blocked it

26 January 2012


In my earlier post i covered about a good website which is better alternative to the official railway websites IndianRail or IRCTC to search for all Indian trains at once. Looks like the Indian Government has suppressed/blocked this site from accessing the information from them. Though you can  see some functions are working fine, the […]

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Google Music – A cloud based music service to discover, shop, listen, organize and share

23 January 2012


Google Music is about discovering, purchasing, sharing and enjoying digital music in new, innovative and personalized ways. It is a cloud-based music service which is very similar to the other online music stores like Apple iTunes and Amazon MP3. It is supported by big music players like Sony Music Entertainment, Universal amounting to a total […]

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How To Share And Write Files Between Host and Guest Operating Systems On Oracle VirtualBox

9 January 2012


If you need to access the Host operating system’s hard disk from the Guest operating system which is running on Oracle’s Virtual Box, here is the process. Host OS is the one where you are primarily logging into your computer and installed the Virtual Box. Guest OS are the operating systems installed on the Virtual […]

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How To Setup Mobile Broadband Like BSNL 3G USB DataCard On Ubuntu 11.10

8 January 2012


This procedure also works for the other mobile broadband providers like Reliance, Tata Photon, MTNL, MTS MBlaze, Aircel, Airtel, Spice, Vodafone etc., Ubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot) has simplified the configuration of wireless and wired network connections with an easy to use network connection wizard. Though this article talks about the procedure for BSNL data card, […]

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