Friday, October 12, 2012

Google Gmail started FREE SMS service for INDIAN USER

Google gmail product has recently started Free SMS. Gmail user can log his/her mail and initiate chat .On chat window there is option for sending SMS.This option was earlier not available for Indian user,but now it is also avalilable for Indian user.
Google has extended its free SMS chat service to Indian users. The Gmail SMS feature is now accessible to Indian users along with 51 other countries in Asia, Africa and North America. Google had first made this feature available to its users in some African countries in 2011.

Using the free Gmail SMS service users can send text messages to mobile phones via Gmail Chat. Responses to the SMSs will appear as replies in Gmail Chat and conversations will be stored in users' Chat history, like regular chats. This feature was activated for Indian users on October 10 and is available for regular Gmail users as well as those on Google Apps.
In India the free Gmail SMS service is available on eight major mobile service operators: Aircel, Idea, Loop Mobile, MTS, Reliance, Tata DoCoMo, Tata indicom and Vodafone (Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, West Bengal & Andaman and Nicobar, Assam, North East).
The free Gmail SMS service is not yet available on the Google Talk app, also referred to as GTalk, installed on computers.

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Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Free Disk Image/Clone /System Restore/partition back up Tool

Backing up data and restoring it fast is need of today computer world. with the continuous piling of data there is need of proper back which will help to recover during any unwanted situation
Here I am going to analysis few FREE System Restore tool that works fine and fully loaded with different feature.Whenever we think of back /recovery the first name comes in mind is Acronis/ Norton Ghost
Acronis True Image" or "Norton Ghost". However both Acronis and Norton are commercial products that need to spend money to get licence but I am going to discuss some alternative for these paid software. So I did some research and came out free back up software
Here is list of FREEWARE system recovery tool/Disk Image/clone tools

1) Free Paragon Backup & Recovery
2) Macrium Reflect Free 
3) DriveImage XML

1) Free Paragon Backup & Recovery

 Basically Paragon Back up and Recovery can create full backups of your hard drives, copy your hard drive.Paragon Backup & Recovery generates a backup of your data including operating system, application and personal files. The backup target can be another internal hard-drive, external storage such as CD/DVDs and portable disks, network storage as well as secured hidden partitions. Every file is copied sector-by-sector. A boot sector copy within the backup makes it easy to move from an old to a new hard-drive as the operating system doesn’t need to be re-installed. During recovery partition sizes are automatically adjusted if the new disk-drive has a different size. Paragon Backup & Recovery now supports SSD Drives and hard-disks larger than 2TB.

2) Macrium Reflect Free
Macrium Reflect is very gud professional disk cloning/imaging software with easy and user friendly GUI that allows you to create and compress full image backups, to explore each image backup just like you were viewing a folder which is helpful if you want to only restore a certain file instead of the whole backup.It has a scheduler and supports the creation of Linux and BartPE bootable disks.

In nutsell we can have brief feature of FREE version as :
Disk Cloning
Disk Imaging
Access images in Windows Explorer
Schedule backups
Linux Rescue CD
Windows PE 3 Rescue Media (RAID support)
Windows XP / Vista / 7 compatibility

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