HELP AT HAND
I am writing this letter for advice. I am planning to buy the Samsung Galaxy S II. Please give me a detailed review about the device. You could even suggest a phone for me that will cost a maximum of 25,000. It should be an Android smartphone, have a bright screen, fast processing speed, a good camera and GPS/A-GPS. It must also be 3G-enabled. Saurav Kumar, on email
The Samsung Galaxy S II is an awesome device. Powered by a 1.2 GHZ dual- core processor, it is quick in handling everything, including email, apps, browsing, camera, etc. The 4.3-inch capacitive display is super bright and rich and you would enjoy using the phone. The only issue you might face is with the battery. The Galaxy S II is fuelled by a 1720 mah battery that manages to run through a day if you have the normal stuff running on the phone.it sells at 29,990. Under 25,000 options include the LG Optimus 2X, HTC Sensation and the Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc.
My contact details (around 4,000 of them) are stored in my Nokia E5 purchased around two months ago. I am having problems now. When I get some calls, the caller’s name is not displayed. Also, when I go to the search options for contacts, I find that the phone number of contacts with names from A to K (e.g., Abu, Kumaresan) are not displayed. I feel that this is due to a memory problem. M Mahaveer Chand , on email
Before you try out anything, we would recommend that you back up all your data, including your contacts, with the PC suite so that you are not left high and dry. After this, go for a hardware reset using *#7370# followed by the default 12345. This will wipe your phone completely. You can then transfer your contacts to the phone again and hopefully your phone should stop malfunctioning.
I recently bought a Dell XPS 173 D laptop and after playing games for a few hours, it got very hot. I want your suggestions on a good cooling pag which is durable and efficient.
Viren Parmar , on email
There are a plenty of cooling pads available in the market. A cooling pad is recommended to help you avoid any burns or discomfort. You can choose among the Philips cooling pad that bundles up as a carrying case, the Logitech N120, N100 and the Antec cooling pads. All these are good, but the Logitech and Antec ones are Usb-connected and would, therefore, block a USB port on your laptop.
I want to buy a 42-inch LED TV with 3D and Internet capabilities for around 70,000. Pls also suggest a good 1TB external HDD for around 7,000. Rishab Kansal, on email
The product closest to your price point is the LG LW 4500 3D smart TV, but its price is 79,990. This 42-inch TV has all the specifications that you said you needed. As for the HDD, you can get the sleek Seagate Freeagent Goflex 1TB for around 6,500.
I want to digitise my large collection of cuttings from newspapers and magazines, most of them printed on high quality paper. They are taking up too much space and are hard to organise. Please suggest an all-in- one solution, namely a printer + scanner + copier. BV Shrinivasprasad, on email
Obviously you will be doing a large number of scans and copies. We would recommend the Canon Pixma MX366 for your needs, which include scanning all your paper cuttings and then organising them as digital files. The MX366 can print in both colour and black and is easy to use. This efficient all-in-one costs 5,990.
I recently downloaded a game torrent but I don’t know how to open that file. Please help me. How can I open torrent file and install the game? If it requires a software please give a link from which I can download it.
Devansh Chawda, on email
You need a torrent application to download a torrent file. The application is a software that connects to various users and enables you to get the file. A popular one is mu-torrent, or utorrent. Download and install an application, say utorrent from www.utorrent.com. Then you can double click on the torrent file that you want to download. It will be opened by the application. Select where you want to save the file. The download will start in a few minutes depending on the number of hosts/users available with the same file. Make sure you choose a file option that shows a large number of users. Having trouble with your laptop? Would like to boost your cell phone’s capabilities? Want advice on what camera is best for your needs? Write to us with all your queries and we will have experts answering them.