Tips for Users of EPSON Printers and All-in-Ones.

To prevent clogging/ blockage of Print Head Nozzles on EPSON Inkjet Printers and All-in-Ones, always ensure when the Printer/All-in-One is not-in-use/ powered ‘Off’ the Print Head Carriage Unit (the black box which holds the Color & Black Cartridges) is in its ‘Home Position’ on the extreme right side of the unit. In the Home Position the Nozzles are capped and prevent drying of Ink on the Nozzles.
To prevent clogging/ blockage of Print Head Nozzles on EPSON Inkjet Printers and All-in-Ones, take Prints regularly; at least twice a Week. Printing regularly helps in the free flow of Ink and does not let the Inks dry/ thicken within the Print Head and on the Nozzles. This is particularly relevant for Users of Compatible Ink Cartridges.

Epson Inkjet Printer Users can SAVE on TEXT Printing Costs by using Compatible Ink Cartridges, instead of Originals/Refills. Available at ~15% of the cost of Originals, these provide TEXT Prints in equivalent Quality & Quantity. However, these Cartridges are not recommended for printing High Quality Photographs, as the Print Quality will be Inferior, Photos will Fade Sooner & shall have a lesser Storage Life.


Acer Aspire 5750 Notebook : Review

16 Good Reasons to Buy the Acer Aspire 5750 Notebook and a Quick Review of its 6 Negatives

Highly Recommended Notebook for those looking for a Feature Rich Notebook which Bulldozes Competition.

Acer Aspire 5750 Laptop is equipped with Latest Features, which CANNOT be upgraded later. Most of these Features are “Not Available” on Competing Notebooks at equivalent Prices from other Brands.

Some Good Reasons to buy this Notebook are:

1.     Inbuilt USB 3.0 (10 times faster than USB 2.0). Very Useful Feature for Super Fast Backups on External USB Hard Disks. Not Available on most competing Notebooks.

2.     HD (1.3 MP) Web Camera vs. VGA Web Camera on most competitive Products. Not Available on most competing Notebooks.

3.     Dolby Advanced Audio (Version 2) with Virtual Surround Sound. Not Available on most competing Notebooks.

4.     Gigabit (10/100/1000 Mbps) LAN Port vs. Megabit (10/100 Mbps) LAN Port on most competitive Products. Useful for Users on Enterprise LANs.

5.     HDMI Port for connectivity to LCD TVs. Not Available on Toshiba Notebooks.

6.     Battery with 30-40% Higher Back-Up vs. Competing Notebooks.

7.     3 USB Ports (Total) vs. 2 USB Ports (Total) on Toshiba Notebooks.

8.     Combo Audio Jack for connecting Headsets with a Single Connector.

9.     Large and Comfortable 15.6″ Display. (However, it is not Anti-Glare. Most Competing Notebooks also have Displays with Glare/ Reflection).

10.  Full Size well spaced Keyboard with separate Numeric Key Pad (similar to Keyboards on Desktop PCs)

11.  Huge Storage Capacity of 500 GB.

12.  Glossy and Impressive Top Cover and Keyboard and Palm Rest Base

13.  Better and Impressive Build Quality vs. other Acer Models like AS5750 & AS5750G.

14.  Decent Carry Case/ Backpack

15.  Promotional Offer of TATA Photon USB Modem @ Rs.750/- with 1GB/Month Free Data Usage for 5 months (optional).

The Overall Performance of this Notebook for Day-to-Day and Office Productivity Applications is Excellent.

Some of my observations on the Negatives of this Notebook are:

1.     The Keyboard of this Notebook is different from conventional Notebook and Desktop Keyboards and the spaced Keys may take some time for the User to get used to.

2.     The “Enter” Key of this Notebook is smaller and different from Standard Keyboards and will take some time for the User to get used to.

3.     The Touchpad Left & Right Buttons appear to be Fragile. The Touchpad Buttons on Toshiba Satellite C600 series and HP-Compaq Notebooks are much Better.

4.     Since the Display is large enough to watch Videos/ Movies from a distance, the Maximum Speaker Output/Volume could have been Higher.

5.     The Display has to be adjusted by moving it Up/Down (Tilting) to get a good Viewing Angle for watching Pictures/ Videos/ Movies.

6.     The Display does not have a Wide Viewing Angle for multiple people watching Pictures/ Videos/ Movies. Although this can be considered Good for User Privacy in Non-Multimedia Applications.


A Notebook with Good Value, Outstanding Features and Good Performance. Will recommend this Model to anyone wanting to purchase a Notebook in a budget of Rs.30,000/- for running Day-to-Day and Office Productivity Applications.

I also strongly recommend :

1.     Upgrading the System RAM from 2GB to 4GB for Faster Performance (will cost under Rs.1000/-)

2.     An Original Windows 7 Home Basic/Premium ’64 Bit’ OS(Depending upon the Edition, will cost Rs.4500/- to Rs.5500/-). Enterprise LAN Users can opt for other Editions or consider Acer Aspire 5755 with Windows 7 Home Basic pre-installed.

3.     An Internet Security Application (Kaspersky Internet Security 2011/2012-Single User. Will cost approx. Rs.500/-).




Samsung Galaxy Pro B7510



  1. Good Build Quality – SAMSUNG has appreciably improved its build quality on this Handset. Useful Slider on USB cum Charging Port. Convenient 3.5mm Headset Port, Volume & Power Switches.
  2. Convenient Slots for SIM and SD Card. Slots don’t interfere with the Battery.
  3. Large Display, Convenient Keys, Comfortable Touch, Comfortably Large Font Size for easy reading.
  4. Feature Packed Mobile – 10/10 Score on Features other than Camera (have not evaluated it yet).
  5. Good Quality of SAMSUNG Supplied Accessories viz. SANDISK 2GB SD Card, Charger, Wired In-Ear Headset, Carrying Pouch and Data Cable.
  6. Very Easy-to-Use and Personalize for a Proficient Smartphone User.
  7. Very Good Value-for-Money, specially for a Touch and Type Handset. The only Phone which delivers better overall Value, Stability, Ease-of-Use and Performance at equivalent pricing is the Symbian S60 based NOKIA E63 Smartphone in spite of the fact that it has much fewer Features and lower Technical Specifications.
  8. Best Buy Product from Price and Performance points of view for anyone wanting to make a move to Android with Thousands of Applications from Symbian/ Bada/ other Proprietary OS Mobiles; have not evaluated the Camera yet.


  1. With most Applications and Features enabled on a 2G Network, the Battery drains out very quickly, within just a few hours even though it is of a Higher Capacity than equivalent Motorola and the closest HTC handsets. The Battery Drain is extensive primarily due to Multiple Tasks being run simultaneously in the Background by the Phone such as Push mail, Gmail, . Carrying an AC/Car Charger/ USB Data Cable is a MUST for fail-safe performance – which is Impractical as well as convenient most of the times. The Nokia E63 has a Killer Battery in comparison.
  2. Display is Large but not with 16 Million Colors and an Owner migrating from Nokia can feel that Difference.
  3. The First Impression to a Non-Owner presents it as a low end Phone since the Phone is extremely Light due to light weight Plastics used in the Phone.
  4. The Back Cover could have had been more easy-to-remove for replacing a Low Battery with a Second One (Spare Bty. to be purchased separately).
  5. The Back Cover could have been a Steel Cover, it would have added a little more weight to the phone, dissipated more Heat and made the Phone look Better.
  6. The WHITE Color Variant should also be available, it looks better than Silver on the Samsung India website.

Idea Cellular Launches its Android Phones in India



On 23rd November, Telecom Operator, Idea Cellular Services launched its first Android based Smartphones in India The Smartphones named  Idea-ID280 and Idea-Blade will be available in the market for Rs.5850/- and Rs.7992/- respectively. These smartphones will be soon available at all major mobile retail stores and Idea outlets across all major cities in India.

The Idea-ID280 is a re-branded Huawei Ideos X1 whereas Idea Blade is a rebranded ZTE Blade, which is already available in the market for many months as Dell XCD35.

Idea Cellular Services is also offering its Data Services at Special Prices with these Smartphones. For Rs. 259/-Idea Cellular Services is offering its 3G Services and Data Usage up to Rs.3500/-. The Rs.259/- pack also provides the User with a Free Subscription of Idea TV for 3 months, 1 GB of data download per month for 3 months, 3G Double Dhamaka benefits for 6 months and a Talk time of  Rs.25/-. This special Introductory Offer is available to both Pre-paid and Post-paid Users.

Idea ID 280 Features:

  • Android 2.2 Froyo
  • 528 MHz Processor
  • 256 MB RAM
  • 152 MB Internal memory
  • 2.8 Inch Capacitive Display with 240 x 320 Pixels Resolution
  • FM Radio
  • 1200 mAh Battery
  • 3.2 MP Camera

 Idea Blade Features:

  • Android 2.2 Froyo
  • 3.5 Inch Display with 480×800 Resolution
  • 600 MHz Processor
  • 3 MP Camera
  • Wi-Fi / Bluetooth / USB
  • FM Radio
  • 150 MB Internal Memory/ Up to 32 GB Micro SD Card Support
  • Weight : 130gm | Dimensions : 116 x 56.5 x 11.8