Monday, August 14, 2017

Setup and Sync Oracle Calendar with Google Calendar on Android Phone

Just follow the steps below to setup and sync you Oracle calendar with Google calendar so that you get the updates on your Android Phone as well.
It is very useful as you don't have to startup your Outlook or Thunderbird on your laptop every time you want to check up on your appointments.

Configuring Android for Calendar Server:
1. Download the CalDAV-Sync app from Play Store (This is a paid app but a very good one)

2. Add the following server details to configure
- Add Account --> select CalDAV account
- server name:
- use ssl
- username:
- password: Oracle SSO account password
- client certificate: none

Within few minutes you can view the calendar items on your Android phone.

In case of any issue, please post your concern in the comments section below.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

This account is currently not available - user login problem in linux

I wanted to perform some tomcat related operations and wanted to login as tomcat user after having installed tomcat afresh on my system. As you can see from the screenshot pasted above, sudo su - tomcat gave me the error - This account is currently not available. 

Investigating this problem:

Saturday, July 12, 2014

How to Upgrade Moto E to Kitkat 4.4.4

Moto E
Kitkat 4.4.4 upgrade for Moto E has been rolled out while for those using Moto G and Moto X, you may have to wait a couple of days before it is rolled out for your models as well.

If you have received any message on the notification bar regarding the new version upgrade, click on 'Yes, I am in' to proceed further.

For those who haven't received over-the-air (ota) upgrade notification, you may check for update manually by going to Settings --> About Phone --> System updates. And then you can proceed.

Before proceeding with the update, be sure to backup all your important stuff to your SD card though the upgrade didn't seem to harm anything, but it is better to be safethan sorry! I used Super Backup for that purpose, you may use an app of your choice.

Upgrading your Moto E should be a 4 step process -

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Exciting Offers on Kaspersky Internet Security

 Note - The offer has now expired.

Buy Kaspersky products from Master Distributor For Kasperky India - Sakri IT Solutions Online Shop @ and get exciting offers and chance to get into the lucky draw to win exciting prices!

The quality of Internet security products vary from time to time as newer and updated malware get released every quarter, and thus every security product needs to be tested on a regular basis to keep a check on its effectiveness.

To Kaspersky's credit, it has been highly ranked by all the professional testing agencies and this is just one of the reasons why the Kaspersky Internet Security (KIS) products are a must buy! 

Monday, November 19, 2012

Free BIGFlix ONE Month Membership

BigFlix is offering free one month membership for their Indian customers, as they put it. Though, in reality, they are offering it for Re. 1 which they charge your credit card during their verification process. BigFlix is trying to promote their services in India which is relatively new and it makes more sense as the Indian populace is slowly but steadily moving more towards increased internet usage for their daily requirements.

Friday, March 23, 2012

JetFlash Online Recovery - Repair Your USB Drives for Free

Fix your damaged USB pen drives for free using this tool provided by Transcend. It is mainly useful when your usb flash drive has started acting dead and is not responding when inserted into the computer.

The tool not only works on Transcend devices but many of the other non Transcend brands too. Just download the small tool from the link below and run it. For instructions, check the images at the link below step by step process for using the tool.

The site description reads,

JetFlash Online Recovery is an advanced new software tool specifically developed for Transcend JetFlash USB flash drives. If your flash drive is not working properly, in most cases it can be repaired instantly by using the recovery tool's simple user-friendly interface. The JetFlash Online Recovery Tool is conveniently located on the Internet, so no matter where you go, you can service your flash drive 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

* All data on your JetFlash drive will be permanently erased during the repair process.
  Please backup the contents of your JetFlash before proceeding.
* This software is designed to repair malfunctioning JetFlash USB flash drives. It will not recover
any data/pictures stored on the device.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Windows 8 Consumer Preview (BETA) Version Free Download

Microsoft has launched the beta version of the latest in Windows lineup named Windows 8. It has started offering Windows 8 Consumer Preview for the general public to use it for free since yesterday.

Windows 8 is essentially an operating system that tries to bring together computing from the mobile, tablet and the pc world. Launched at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, the new version of Windows has been enthusiastically received among the Windows users. Windows 8 shifts away from the traditional look and feel and instead gives us the new mosaic tiled-like appearance which they call as the Metro UI.

From the developer's site:
It's Windows re-imagined and reinvented from a solid core of Windows 7 speed and reliability. It's an all-new touch interface. It's a new Windows for new devices. And it's your chance to be one of the first to try it out.
With a lot of new features and improvements over Windows 7, this new operating system from Microsoft's stable is betting big and is a must try out for every computer user out there.

Do download Microsoft Windows 8 Consumer preview from the following link:
Windows 8 Download

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Kindle Fire!

Coming from a long sojourn off the blog, I would like to share a whole lot of things I have been busy with. Many things got me busy for past few months preventing me from blogging regularly. I shall try my best to be as regular as possible from now on.

As you may have already guessed, this post is about Kindle Fire. If you don't know what a Kindle Fire is, here is a short description to help you get acquainted with the term. Kindle Fire or more specifically, Amazon's Kindle Fire is a tablet computer introduced by online retail giant Amazon. Kindle Fire looks exactly as you can see in the picture above and is very similar to Apple's iPad but comes with some limitations (but with a much lesser price tag of $199).

Saturday, July 2, 2011

How to Get Gmail Alerts via SMS on Mobile Phone for Free

Ever wondered how to get Gmail mail alerts on your mobile phone through sms for free? I too was looking for such a free service, also called as sms alerts, but I could not find a proper solution to do so. There are a few of them online but they usually are in a very disorganized manner.

Here am putting up one of the simplest ways to get all your Gmail mails on your sms alerts on your mobile phone through sms for free!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

How to play Angry Birds online

Angry Birds is an extremely addictive but simple game that has been downloaded in millions ever since its first release for iOS platform in December 2009. Since then, Angry Birds has been released as a free version for Android (but ad supported) and paid versions for Symbian, Windows PC, MACs among others.

For many of those who wish to play Angry Birds online for their very own reasons, here is the link to an online version of the game. Click on the link below to start playing the game online!

Thursday, May 12, 2011

How to Register 32 bit dll on 64 bit Windows

Trying to register a 32 bit dll on a 64 bit system running Windows fails and gives the error-
Filename.dll is not an executable file and no registration helper is registered for this file type.

The reason :
This happens because even though you intend to access the 32bit version of regsvr by typing regsvr32, it actually opens the default 64 bit regsvr that lies in the system directory(of 64 bit Windows).
That is, when you run regsvr32 to register a dll, you are actually running the 64 bit version by default.

The solution:

Getting "SDL.dll not found" error

If you are getting SDL.dll not found error such as the one shown on the left(click on it to enlarge it), then follow the below mentioned steps to resolve the issue.