How to use new Indian Rupee symbol at your system

Most of us are aware that recently India has announced a symbol for their currency Rupee. Government is in talks with IT companies and hardware manufacturers so that it can be incorporated in software's, mobile phones and keyboards etc. Definitely this process is gonna take some time.

For the people who doesn't want to wait that long can start using new rupee symbol right now. Just download the font developed by Fordian Technologies. Its convenient to use and easy to download.
  1. Download the Rupee font (.ttf file) and install in your system fonts folder (mostly C:\Windows\Fonts)
  2. Select “Rupee” font from the drop down list of your fonts in your application
  3. The grave acent symbol – ` (the key just above “tab” button in your keyboard) is used to type the new Rupee symbol.
Now you can start using latest Indian currency rupee symbol.

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How does Google search works ?

Finally after 18 months i am returning to Blogging.In these 18 months lot of things have changed. For me its a college to corporate journey. When i started blogging at that i was anengineering student. Now i am an employee of a IT major in India. It feels nice when i look at the stats of my blog.Even after 18 months i am getting a good number of visitors, revenue generated is good, feed readers have increased.So overall its nice to come back. Now i will be posting my articles more frequently.

This is a image that i received on email that describes the way in which this search engine giant processes your query.It easy to understand and is in a very simple manner.

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How To Play FLV Files In Windows Media Player

Whenever we want to play FLV files then we have to use standalone Flash/FLV player application or simply FLV player since FLV files can't be played on windows media player.So if you are a windows media player die hard fan or user and still want to use media player as application to play FLV files then there is a Freeware plugin called PlayFLV that enables Windows Media Player to play FLV files.

PlayFLV Features
* Plugin that enables Windows Media Player to playback FLV files
* Features all default functions, such as zooming, skipping and full screen view
* Creates file association: Double-click FLV files to play them in Windows Media Player
* Very lightweight plugin
* Free and open source

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How to download full books from Google book in a single click

When we read or search books at Google Books then we found that it provides an easy way to search books and magazines that have been scanned by Google but there is a problem with that, the books and magazines can be viewed online but there is no direct way to download the whole book at the same time though it is possible to save the single page that is being displayed to the local computer but that would mean that it is available in html format with an extra folder for additional elements which is not really handy.

That can be very frustrating for user to save page by page foe downloading a whole book but now there is a better alternative for this.There is a software program Google Books Downloader that can be used to download parts or entire books in pdf format. The process requires some manual work on part of the user. Books and magazines are identified by an unique ID which is displayed in the address bar. That unique ID has to be copied and pasted into the software. Everything else is done automatically by the software. The program will scan all pages of the selected book or magazine and display all pages in its interface.

Each page can be selected for download separately which is useful if only selected parts of the book or magazine should be downloaded. The other option available is to download the full book or magazine right away to the local computer.

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Future of USB, USB 3.0 looks promising

USB has been very significant invention in computer industry.It has changed a lot about devices connect to each other or to computer.This time we are talking about USB 3.0, which is expected to be in our hands only by early 2010. USB 2.0 has a theoretical maximum speed of 480Mbps and can provide power. USB 3.0 cable is thicker than the USB 2.0 cable as it contains six wires rather than two. In this post you will find basic details about what you have to know about USO 3.0.

By the time we get the device in our hands we would have waited almost 10 years. According to the USB implementers forum there were 2 billion USB 2.0 devices shipped in 2006 (one for every three people in the world), and the install base was 6 billion (almost one for every person in the world).

USB 3.0 specs suggest a maximum speeed of 5Gbps, 10 times faster than USB 2.0. The new version of USB is also capable to work in full duplex mode, full duplex is - it can upload and download simultaneously. [USB 2.0 is only half duplex]

USB 3.0 features an intelegent power management system. It could detect a device is not in working state and can reduce the amount of power it will send to the device. This directly increases the battery life. A welcome move for Laptop users.

USB 3.0’s new architecture will still use more CPU time ? I really dont have an answer to it.

Now come the problem, we have to wait long for Hardware manufacturers to build this into the system for us to use it. Thats not an easy move. [USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 are not compatible devices, you need new hardware]

On a pesonal note I have never seen USB 2.0 deliver the speed it has promised. So I really dont know how much to rely on the claims made about USB 3.0

Having said all this here is the comparison about the speeds of different USB’s

Transfer of a 25GB HD movie:

* USB 1.0 - 9.3 hours
* USB 2.0 - 13.9 minutes
* USB 3.0 - 70 seconds

USB 3.0 is expected to hit the market only by 2010. So when will our device makers start using the same in their hardwares ? My best guess would be by 2012 and not all makes will direcly adopt to USB 3.0 so fast.

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