Category Archives: Applications

Microsoft announces Windows 8 App Fest in India

Microsoft India  has announced the world’s largest App Fest for Windows 8, which kicks off on September 21-22, 2012 at the KTPO, Bangalore and is open to the global developer community. This 18-hour-long coding event is a non-stop software jam where developers will design, build, test and submit apps. Microsoft’s on-site staff will be available […]

India helps create new record for WhatsApp?

    WhatsApp  messenger hit a new high on Thursday as it sent 10 billion messages in a single day, 6 billion outbound and 4 billion inbound. The company tweeted “new daily record: 4B inbound, 6B outbound = 10B total messages a day! #freebsd #erlang” on its official Twitter handle. The difference between the number […]

Asterisk 11.0.0-beta1 Now Available

  The Asterisk Development Team is pleased to announce the first beta release of Asterisk 11.0.0 (the first Long Term Support release since 1.8). This release is available for immediate download at All interested users of Asterisk are encouraged to participate in the Asterisk 11 testing process. Please report any issues found to the […]

Android top selling OS in smartphone market

  Google’s operating system, Androidhas extended its lead in the smartphone market, as Apple’s sales were stalled ahead of the launch of its new iPhone 5, according to new research. Industry analysts at Gartner claimed that Android was installed on 64.1 per cent of smarphones sold worldwide in the second quarter, compared to 43.4 per […]

Microsoft Tightens Windows 8 Activation Policy

Microsoft is now working to minimize piracy of Windows 8. With all the previous scenarios and a Windows 8 leak last week, change in the activation policy is just the right thing Microsoft could do. According to the new policy, a unique activation key will be written in BIOS of each machine, keyed to the […]

AppleCare iCloud password reset

Very scary news coming from Wired’s Mat Honan. As well publicized over the weekend, Honan’s iCloud account was hacked. ‘Bad’. This quickly led to Honan’s Twitter account, and in turn Gizmodo’s Twitter account (where Honan used to work). Honan’s Twitter profiles were attached to his iCloud email, and a simple Twitter password reset allowed those […]

Windows Powersheel v3 KeyBoard Shortcuts

PowerShell v3 here are some of the most useful keyboard short cuts:   CTRL+N: creates a new script CTRL+O: opens an existing script CTRL+T: adds a new PowerShell tab CTRL+SHIFT+R: opens a remote PowerShell tab F1: gets help for the cmdlet that the cursor is on. CTRL+F1: opens input assistant to provide arguments for the […]

vCenter Server 5.0 Update 1a fails on an Oracle DB ( upgrade )

Issue : Upgrading to vCenter Server 5.0 Update 1a fails on an Oracle database with the error: PLS-00905 STATS_ROLLUP2_PROC is invalid Error : When installing via the media VMware-VIMSetup-all-5.0.0-757163, the  VCDatabaseUpgrade.log reports an error similar to:   LS-00905: object STATS_ROLLUP2_PROC is invalid ORA-06550: line 1, column 99: PL/SQL: Statement ignored ORA-06512: at “SYS.DBMS_JOB”, line 82 […]