August 30, 2012

Income Tax India Efiling AY 2012-2013

Until last year the income tax department was providing two option for preparing returns - using Excel or PDF file.  However, this year one needs to have Microsoft excel full version installed.This is the only way to prepare returns for efiling this year.

Those having Microsoft Excel starter edition are out of luck- they cannot be used as they do not support Macros.


August 19, 2012

3G 2G Internet Tethering on Airtel/ Indian networks

Tethering is the concept that allows you to share the internet connection your mobile phone has with
any other device that you'd like to connect.

On the iPhone iOS 5 , you will need to enable the 'Personal Hotspot' option (Settings->General->Network->Personal Hotspot -> Slide switch to ON.

Now you can connect your laptop to the phone with USB/wifi and start accessing internet straight away.
No special network configuration on the laptop is required.

If you see the 'Personal Hotspot' option but  get  a message "To enable personal hotspot please contact Airtel "  insttead of   "on/off slide",  simply go the previous screen and return back to the network page
and you will see the on/off slide. If not, repeat process with restart.
No call to airtel is required to enable.

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August 11, 2012

How to goto Gmail Basic version directly

 If you are on a slow network or want to access mails quickly you can directly log in into Gmail Basic vrision using this URL 

Thr Login page displayed in this case is same as the normal one, but takes you directly to Basic view.