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How to Run Android Apps on PC

Intel is now interested in pushing “Dual OS” PCs — devices with both Windows 8 and Android on them. But you don’t have to buy a new PC to do this — you can run Android apps and even the Android operating system on your current PC. This allows you to use Android’s ecosystem of touch-based apps on touch-enabled Windows laptops and tablets, so it does make some sense. Of course, the process is clunker than just using Windows 8 apps. BlueStacks is currently the best way to run Android apps on Windows. It doesn’t replace your entire operating system. Instead, it runs Android apps within a window on your Windows desktop. This allows you to use Android apps just like any other program. BlueStacks also includes support for easy installation of apps from Google Play, so the process is as seamless as possible. Even better, BlueStacks runs Android apps and games with surprisingly good performance. This solution can’t replace Windows with Android, but that’s not a bad thing — competing solutions

Install WhatsApp on Java enabled Phones

WhatsApp is a very popular messaging service that was recently acquired by Facebook. It lets you post status updates, images, videos and your location all of which are instantly shared with your friends. Unfortunately for Java phone users, Whatsapp is primarily a smartphone app with versions for Android, iOS, Windows Phone, BlackBerry and Symbian. There is a Java version but it only supports the following Nokia S40 and Asha Phones: Nokia C3-00, Nokia C3-01, Nokia X2-01, Nokia X3-02, Nokia X2-00 Nokia Asha: 201, 205, 206 Single Sim, 208, 210, 300, 301, 302, 303, 305, 306, 308, 309, 310, 311, 515, 500, 501, 502, 503, 230. Whatsapp reportedly actually woks on most modern Nokia S40 and Asha phones. But if you don't have one of the supported phones, the Whatsapp site and the Nokia Store won't even let you download it.Even if you do manage to download it you will get an "unsupport device" error when you try to run it. Fortunately there's a workaround for that. Unfortuna

25 Mind Blowing Facts About Kolkata Even Bengalis Hardly Know

Whenever we claim of knowing a place perfectly, we basically rejoice in knowing only the locally known facts. None of us actually do a deep research and delve into the not-so-known aspects of the place. Well, let’s do that now, and what’s a better place than Kolkata to start with: the perfect amalgam of old world charm and modernity. 25. Calcutta might not have been the city of princes, but the Calcutta Polo Club is the oldest one in the world! 24. To the British rulers, Kolkata, the then Calcutta, was the most important city in India (it was India’s capital too), and the second most important city of the whole British Empire, after London. 23. You often refer to the city as the “city of joy”, but did you know its other names—“city of palaces”, “city of processions” and the “cultural capital of India”? 22. In terms of the unique trains it daily handles, the Howrah Station is the busiest in India. 21. Did you know, till 2006, Kolkata hadn’t had any “Kolkata” station? For mails and exp

India's first hospital for fishes in Kolkata

The country’s first hospital to treat abnormalities and diseases in fish is set to come up in Kolkata by mid-2015.Various abnormalities and diseases of fish to be treated in this hospital. Senior scientist T J Abraham, who is spearheading the project told PTI that the work has already started on the project. He said that nearly 60-65 kinds of disease and abnormality were found in fishes in India and the one reason why West Bengal slipped from the number one position in fish production was due to the fact that 10-20 per cent of them died of diseases. “Such hospitals are quite common in foreign countries,” Abraham, a senior fish microbiologist with the West Bengal University of Animal and Fishery Sciences, said. The institute will not only help fish farmers increase yield by reducing the number of fish deaths, but will also ensure that people will consume healthy fish, he points out. According to Abraham, the hospital will have 50 glass aquariums, 25 circular water tanks, each with a cap

Diwali is all about Togetherness

Could you imagine a Diwali where you were so far away from everyone you loved? A Diwali where you can neither call up your loved ones nor even wish them a 'Happy Diwali'. This beautiful, heart warming video shows that no matter how far you are, life has a way of bringing you close to the ones you love. All it takes is a KITKAT, and home is just a break away! #MyDiwaliBreak

Windows 10 Technical Preview

Windows 10 Technical Preview has arrived! Microsoft made the OS available for download as of last week.  If you love to preview an early version of the OS be ready to take it for a spin!! You have a couple options. If you have an old PC lying around, you could install Windows 10 to it. Do not install it on a PC in which you do all your works. I think the better approach is to run the new OS inside a "sandbox," a virtual machine that won't affect your system in any way (except for borrowing some space on the hard drive). Indeed, thanks to free virtualization software, you can run Windows 10 on your current PC -- then remove it when you've seen enough (or the Technical Preview expires, whichever comes first). The entire process takes about 30 minutes -- maybe longer depending on the speed of your PC. Here's how to make it happen: Step 1: Start by downloading the Windows 10 Technical Preview ISO file . You'll need to click through the handful of "Get Starte