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Apple Discriminating Against Indian Customers?

iPhone battery replacement program

Apparently Apple believes it’s okay to adhere to a lower standard of customer service in India as compared to the US and other countries, even though they charge the same prices for their products sold here.

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Make Mac OS X More Like Windows With These Add-Ons

Macbook Pro

Having used Windows all my life, it was a bit of a struggle initially to cope with the very different environment of the Mac OS X operating system. More than that, it was frustrating to note that some of the very basic features that we take for granted on a Windows system were not there on the Mac OS X. Therefore, here are some useful free add-ons, in case you want to bring some of the useful Windows features to your Mac.

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How to Get a Ration Card in Bangalore (New Process)

Karnataka Food & Civil Supplies Dept. website

After the previous online application portal for Ration Cards was deactivated by the Govt. of Karnataka, a new SMS-based application system has been put in place for applying for a Ration Card.

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Alternatives to Fixed Deposits – Debt Funds & Fixed Maturity Plans

Fixed Deposit vs Debt Fund

While FDs may offer higher absolute interest rates than debt funds, the interest earned is added to your taxable income for the purpose of taxation. This means that a person in the highest tax bracket will end up paying 30% tax on the interest earned, which brings the effective (post-tax) returns below that offered by debt funds.

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How to File Your Income Tax Returns Online (AY 2014-15)

Income Tax website home page

This article explains the procedure to file Income Tax returns online for Assessment Year (AY) 2014-15, using the new Java-based ITR utility released by the Income Tax Department.

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