5As from the 1st of September 2013, all mauritian mobile phone numbers moved from 7 digits to 8 digits with a ‘5’ at the start of the number. This targets all subscribers of Orange Mauritius, Emtel, MTML/Chilli and all devices that uses the GSM protocol to communicate. Explained as a means to increase the capacity of the number allocation system as “we will soon be lacking numbers”, this decision has had mixed reactions from the population as a whole. For some, nothing great has changed whereas for others, that has had a huge impact on their way of life. In this post i will try to enumerate the problems faced together with solutions and suggestions.

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Hotmail users this week has been complaining about the Send Email feature of the webmail service. The users are not able to get back to their inbox as is was the case before when sending emails; instead the “bubbles keeps on rotating” though the email do go to the recipient.
The issue was raised on Microsoft Community Forum and some fixes were recommended. Microsoft also posted it as an issue in its announcement notifications box and said that the issue was solved as by the 14th of June 2013.

Since, the issue should have been solved, but some users still face the problem. The ‘Sending…’ icon stays and the user is not redirected to his/her Inbox.

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My friends often complain that they do not have Microsoft Office installed on their computer and badly need to type a document. This usually happen after an OS reinstall. There exist options like Wordpad but most users are familiar and more at ease with the Microsoft Office application suite. Also, it may be that somebody is not at home but at some friend’s/relative’s house and need to create a Powerpoint Presentation but that friend uses OpenOffice or any other office application or worse they use iOS :S !! So, by hook or by crook, you need that ribbon interface and circle ‘File’ button. Well, good news; there exist an online version of Microsoft Office. Here’s a quick guide about how to use it;

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Have you ever thought of the possibility accessing your files from anywhere without having to fear about losing your thumbdrive or any other removable data? Most of you already know about it (the possibility); but do not know how to achieve that, while others do not do it in the right way. Well, some upload it to a file sharing site and note down the link and so, when they need the file, they download it and use it. Others save it as a draft email as an attachment and again download it when they need it. Ya ! I agree, these can be done, but it is not the right way, file sharing sites have filesize, speed and download limits while mail attachments have filesize limits (~25MB/file). There exist on the Web, a service that enables you to have a ‘virtual folder’, where you can keep files and access them from everywhere, even from a smartphone. Here’s a guide about how to use these services.

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Ever thought of hiding files? Everybody did ! But everybody has his/her own way of hiding stuffs including computer files. Some use hidden folders (and forget the location of the folders sometimes 😛 ), some lock the up on online storage sites or others simply burn the files on a disk or copy the files on a removable drive and hide them physically in some drawer or safe. But there exist  a James Bond technique for those geeky users on the Web; that’s of hiding the files in images. This post is a quick guide about how to do it.

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