Thursday, 30 June 2011

Long-awaited Google+ Debuted

It is like Google opening a Facebook account, but with much better privacy and some enhanced features . I will go for it," says Ankit Tripathi, a Bangalore-based software developer who quit Facebook earlier this year. .

The new social networking service called Google+ looks similar to Facebook, and allows users to upload photo updates, comments and have conversations with groups of friends. While Facebook still dominates the social networking space with over 700 million users across the globe, the site has been facing criticism on privacy concerns.
For more information take a quick look at
http://www.google.com/+/learnmore/

Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Nokia C2-06 in Pakistan Price Rs . 11,500

  • Product Type : Mobile
  • Company : Nokia
  • Model : C2-06
  • Price In Pakistan : Rs.11,500
  • Camera : 2 MP
  • Colors : Available in One Color
  • Memory : 10 MB
Nokia C2-06 Features
  • 103 x 51.4 x 17 mm Dimension
  • 115 g Weight
  • 240 x 320 pixels, 2.6 inches Display Size
  • Handwriting recognition
  • Graphite Color
  • WAP 2.0/xHTML
  • Easy Swap SIM support
  • Up to 5 hours Talk Time
  • Music Play up to 37 hours

Microsoft Office 365 : pricing ranges from $10-27 per user per month

Today, as expected Office 365 came out of beta. Office 365 is Microsoft's consolidated cloud-services system that combines hosted versions of Exchange Server, SharePoint Server and Lync Server.
Pricing for Office 365 starts at $6 per user per month for small organizations with fewer than 25 employees. For organizations with more than 25 employees, pricing ranges from $10-27 per user per month, but there's also kiosk pricing at $4 or $10 a month. There are also discounts for education.
Volume licensing customers may also be eligible to purchase Office Professional Plus.

Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Top 3 dual sim 3G phones in india

The 3G revolution is transforming the Indian urban-scape slowly and steadily.

Micromax Q80

The Micromax Q80 dual SIM sleek phone launched in India. The Micromax Q80 is a budget phone sporting 3G connectivity, 2.4 inch TFT touchscreen display with 320×240 pixels screen resolution, track pad, and more.

 The Micromax Q80 is loaded with multimedia stuff like dual cameras, 3.5 mm jack, yamaha amplifier for great sound quality, 68MB internal memory and up to 8GB external memory support to save the multimedia stuff.
The Micromax Q80 comes with a special features known as EZ mail, which uses Micromax’s own push email service. The handset is bluetooth, java enabled and powered by a 1200mAh Li-ion standard battery for up to 5 hours of battery life.

Micromax Q80 Features and Specs:
Network: 2G/3G
Dual SIM
Display: 2.4 inch TFT touchscreen display
320×240 pixels screen resolution
Track pad
3MP Primary Camera
.3MP Secondary Camera
Video Player/Recording
Music Player
3.5 mm jack
Internal memory: 68MB
up to 8GB external memory support
Special feature: EZ Push Mail
Bluetooh, WAP Data
Battery: Li-Ion 1200 mAh standard
Talk time: up to 5 hours

Micromax Q80 Price

The Micromax Q80 is a budget phone in India available at Rs.4600.

Samsung Star Duos Price – Samsung B7722 Dual Sim Mobile

 Samsung Star Duos B7722 is first 3G mobile phone which supports dual sim connectivity (3G Sim + 2G Sim), Touchscreen Display and multimedia features @ affordable price in India.

Samsung Star Duos B7722 Dual Sim Phone Features:
  • High Speed HSDPA+ EDGE Network support
  • Dedicated Button for Sim Switching
  • Built-in Business Tools like Push E-mail and Office Document Viewer
  • Quick Social Networking Access
  • 3D Surround Sound
  • Widget based UI   
 Samsung B7722 Technical Specification:
  • 3G/HSDPA
  • GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
  • 3.2” inch (240×400 pixels) 256k Touch Display
  • 5 Megapixels Camera with LED Flash
  • 2GB Micro SD card included
  • Stereo FM radio with RDS
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g
  • Bluetooth v2.1 with A2DP
  • MP3 Player
  • MP4/H.263/H.264 player
  • SMS, MMS, Push Email, Instant Messaging
  • Li-Ion 1200 mAh Battery
  • Up to 12 hours 50 minutes Talktime
  • StandBy Time: up to 420 Hours
  • Dimensions: 113.5 x 55.5 x 14.3 mm
  • Weight: 112 gm
  • Samsung Star Duos Price in India: Rs. 11,399/- Indian Rupee (INR)
  •  
  • Spice QT-95

    The new Spice QT-95 is a Dual SIM 3G +2G mobile phone featuring QWERTY keypad. It sports a trackpad for easy navigation and 3.2 mega-pixel camera to capture your memorable moments.It features Dual expandable memory that is it supports 2 memory cards . The front facing digital video camera can be used for video calling with the high speed 3G connectivity .
    Spice QT95 key features :

  • Dual SIM 3G + 2G
  • Track PAD
  • Video Calling
  • Dual Camera – 3.2MP + front Digital Camera
  • Dual Expandable Memory
  • Stereo Bluetooth
  • Torch Light
  • Social connectivity Apps: Facebook, Snaptu, Yahoo, Nimbuzz
Spice QT95 mobile phone detailed specifications :

  • Product type : QWERTY
  • Network(MHz) : 900/1800/2100
  • Dimensions(in mm) : 111×59×11.7
  • Weight(in gms) : 68g
  • Talk Time : 2.5 hrs(3G),4 hrs(GSM)
  • Stand by Time : 150 hrs (3G),400 hrs (GSM)
  • Antenna Type : Internal
  • Battery Power (in mAh) : 1000 mAh
  • Storage
    • Phonebook Capacity : 3000
    • Memory Card Type : T-Flash
    • Memory Card Support Capacity : 8+8GB
    • Phone Memory : 48 MB
  • Display Screen : 2-inch TFT ,220×176
  • Email
  • Applications
    • JAVA Enabled
    • Java Games & Applications
    • Games
    • Incoming Call Guard
    • World Clock
    • Alarm
    • Calculator
    • Calendar
    • To-Do List
    • Caller Group
    • Vibrator Mode
    • Auto Power On/Off
    • FM Radio
    • FM Recording
    • Scheduled FM Recording
  • Connectivity
    • WAP
    • GPRS , EDGE
    • 3G
    • Bluetooth version 2.1
    • Data Cable
    • Handset Manager
    • Webcam
  • Camera
    • Camera 3.2 MP
    • Photo Storage Capacity 48MB+T-Flash
    • Single Touch Camera Operation
    • Zoom Level
    • Brightness Level
    • Multi Shot
    • Night Vision
    • Photo CLI
    • Video Recording Upto 15fps @ 3gp
    • Video Storage Capacity 48MB+T-Flash
    • Wide Screen Video
    • Video Playing (FPS rate) Upto 30f, 3gp, mp4, avi
    • Pixel Size(coreband) Upto 2048*1536
    • Spice QT95 Price

      The new Spice QT95 mobile phone maximum retail price is Rs.5,499 .

HP Pavilion dv6t-6000 : Nice laptop at a nice price

The HP Pavilion dv6t is a solid improvement on HP's previous 15-inch mainstream consumer laptop with numerous tweaks, bells, and whistles, but the wide variety of options means you'll get wildly different systems based on what you can afford.
Pros: 1. Customizable. I was able to get exactly what I wanted.
2. Upgraded GPU (hd 6770m) has good gaming performance.
3. Reasonable price.
4. Good audio.
5. Build quality is better than expected.
6. Runs cool and quiet.
Cons: 1. There's an HP logo that lights up on the lid of the laptop when it is turned on (much like an apple laptop). Can't figure out how to turn it off.
2. A bit bulky. It's a full size 15" so don't be surprised.

Summary: I'm pretty pleased with the HP. No buyer's remorse at all. Compared quite a bit and feel I got a good deal. It does everything I want. The i5 is really impressive. The upgraded 6770m GPU is well worth it if you want to game. Been getting 35fps on Crysis 2, highest settings, 1024 x 768 resolution (it's connected to my 42" plasma). If you are interested, check out the HP site and customize a build for yourself. Might be a good fit for you too.
FINAL WORDS: If you can get a good deal, this computer is well worth the price. Basically a desktop replacement with a little more mobility.

Manuals for HP Pavilion dv6t-6000 CTO Select Edition Entertainment Notebook PC






Monday, 27 June 2011

Apple iOS 5.0 Beta 2 Intro Logo on iPhone 4 HD


Apple just released iOS 5 beta 2 to developers. Build 9A5248d is available now in the Dev Center for registered iOS developers.
Apple has just released the second beta of iOS 5 for developers.
The biggest new addition: Wi-Fi syncing with iTunes 10.5 (also a developer beta released today) is ready to go.We just did a full restore and install of iOS 5 beta so we could test out iCloud's new backup.
All you do is log in with your Apple ID and your phone restores from it's last backup point.
After a quick download, the phone restarts. You have to log in with your Apple ID and all your apps appear in the same place as they were before. They begin downloading right away.
From what we’ve been able to see in the release notes so far, it looks like iMessage on iOS 5 beta 2 won’t be able to communicate with iMessage users on beta 1, and the new iTunes 10.5 beta won’t be able to sync with devices running the old beta 1:
Message seed 2 will be unable to communicate with iMessage users on seed 1.
The version of iTunes that comes with beta 2 cannot sync devices that have the beta 1 software installed.

Summary : 
Apple has just put up the second beta version of its new operating system for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch devices. iOS 5 Beta 2 build 9A5248d is now available for registered iOS developers in the Apple Dev Center. iTunes 10.5 Beta 2 is also available for developers."

Comparing Music Services Apple iCloud vs. Google Music Beta vs. Amazon Cloud Drive

A huge difference of iCloud's music capabilities is that you can't play songs from within a Web browser (at least as far as we have seen so far) as you can with both Amazon and Google's offerings. You'll either need an iOS device or iTunes running on a computer. True, this does include Windows PCs running iTunes, but forget any non-Apple tablets or phones. This lack of Web access is just less flexible. Nor can you stream music from its online storage—the music must be fully downloaded to play.  
 Apple’s new iTunes with iCloud will certainly be a tough one to beat. iTunes already leads far ahead of the pack when it comes to music downloads, and now it has full record label support plus a unit iTunes Match feature. The feature lets you scan and match your music to Apple’s library for music syncing rather than requiring you to upload your entire collection in order to stream it.

it costs $24.99 a year for this service.
Amazon’s Cloud Player was the first one out the door, but functions mainly as a digital music locker. The giant online retailer chose to forgo licensing deals with record labels and therefore cannot sell songs directly via its Cloud Drive. But, they can sell songs in their MP3 Store, from where you must download the song and then upload it to your Cloud Drive.

Google’s Music Beta works like a digital music locker much like Amazon’s Cloud Player. Without record label support, Google cannot directly sell or distribute music through its Music Beta service. Instead, users much upload their existing music collection to the service for streaming.

 Major drawbacks

Amazon Cloud Drive Probably the biggest draw back of the Amazon service is the slow setup. When we tested it, the service took some patience and persistence to get going after several crashes. After that comes hours upon hours, possibly several days, of uploading your music library. Once your music is in there, playlists you once had will be gone and there’s no way to rate any of your songs in your library. If you aren’t an avid Amazon purchaser, holding a large music library in Cloud Drive is going to cost you a hefty amount. Users are also unable to edit any song metadata.
Google Music Beta
While we were generally happy with Music Beta’s performance, Google has some big kinks to work out. With this kind of service, the slow upload time is going to be a pain, but it’s pretty unavoidable. However, Google needs to give users more control over which songs get uploaded into the cloud, instead of a simple two-option choice between everything in the iTunes folder or everything in another folder. There is no way to purchase any music through Music Beta (though you can choose to have new iTunes purchases automatically uploaded), which will be a drawback for some users. A forthcoming price tag (unless we’re lucky) could also be a drawback.
Apple iCloud
The biggest evident drawback of iCloud, or what we know about it, is that there won’t be any access from the Web. As far as we know, users won’t be able to access their libraries of songs by simply opening up a browser window. This will no doubt alienate users who don’t use all Apple devices, but perhaps that’s part of Steve Jobs’ strategy.
I predict that Apple will steal its competitors thunder with its great offering despite the fact that it does not offer any streaming service or access from a Web Browser . Despite these limitations it still has a lot to offer and will give Google and Amazon a run for its money.
The most powerful approach of all, though, is probably to use these things in combination. Use the free 25GB from SkyDrive for your photos, Google for your docs and mail (or perhaps more Windows Live) and Amazon for videos seeing as there’s no file size limit. Dropbox is the one to use for convenience. It’s the best syncing tool of the lot and given that storage on the service isn’t cheap, use it as just that – a tool.

Possibly the best advice of all is to use them all. Use them all up until the point where you have to pay for them. That way you’ll max out your storage and minimise your cost but perhaps use each service for just one type of media. That way you might actually be able to keep track of it all.
A central difference of Apple's iCloud versus the others is that it's not just for music: It takes over all the former MobileMe's functions—email, contacts, calendar—along with backing up and syncing iOS device photos, app data, and iWork documents. Thus ends the stormy story of the MobileMe service, which even Steve Jobs noted at WWDC was "not our finest hour." This comparison, though will concern itself primarily with the music aspect of iCloud, iTunes in the Cloud.

Sunday, 26 June 2011

Android

Android is a software stack for mobile devices that includes an operating system, middleware and key applications.Google Inc. purchased the initial developer of the software, Android Inc., in 2005.Android's mobile operating system is based on the Linux kernel. Google and other members of the Open Handset Alliance collaborated on Android's development and release.
The Android Open Source Project (AOSP) is tasked with the maintenance and further development of Android.The Android operating system is the world's best-selling Smartphone platform.
  

 

  

Index of Android OS-related articles

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Android_OS-related_topics

Comparison of Android devices

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Android_devices

Android 3.0 Preview

Android 3.0 Platform Highlights

The Android 3.0 platform introduces many new and exciting features for users and developers. This document provides a glimpse of some of the new features and technologies, as delivered in Android 3.0. For a more detailed look at new developer APIs, see the Android 3.0 Platform document.

Saturday, 25 June 2011

Google will discontinue Google Health and Google PowerMeter

  
Google will discontinue two of its products -- Google Health and Google PowerMeter -- after neither achieved the popularity necessary to continue them, according to the company.
Google Health, launched in May 2008, was intended as a service that aggregated health and wellness information. Users could create an account at google.com/health and import their medical records, lab results, prescription info and immunization histories.
Google PowerMeter is a energy monitoring tool that helped users analyze their home's energy consumption.
In the case of Google Health, the site will remain operational until Jan. 1, 2012. From then until Jan. 1, 2013, users will not be able to use the site but will be able to download their data. Google PowerMeter, on the other hand, will be retired on Sept. 16 of this year.
  
 
Google PowerMeter is set to retire Sept. 16. Users can download the data on their accounts.
Google Health will be discontinued Jan. 1, 2012, although records and other data on that service will be available to download until Jan 1, 2013. Users can get their records in a variety of formats, including a printable PDF file, HTML or XML versions. The tech giant will also add the ability to transfer files to other health database services such as Microsoft's HealthVault, Google said.

Touch : Microsoft Launches Public Sector Magazine

Touch offers everything you need to know about Microsoft technology for the EMEA public sector.
  

Microsoft has quietly created a new group, the office of civic innovation, as well as a new online magazine designed to promote its public sector initiatives.
The inaugural edition covers issues such as cloud computing  , information security   and the evolution of new healthcare strategies. It also profiles the work of Microsoft partners in the public sector, including projects for Plymouth City Council, Vaasa Central Hospital in Finland, Portugal's ANC P, the UK's NHS Direct and British Waterways.
The new office of civic innovation is a seven-person team based in Washington, D.C., and part of Microsoft's Public Sector division, said Mark Drapeau, editor and chief of the new online magazine, Publicyte  , and a member of the new team. The company first talked about the group at a launch party for the magazine in Washington, D.C., earlier this week. 
  
  


Subscribe to Touch  
View digital edition  
Download the media pack  
Talk to us about Touch
Download the current issue  
Download the Public Sector Partner Guide  

Friday, 24 June 2011

Windows Home Server 2011

 Everybody needs Windows Home Server

Windows Home Server 2011 is now available!

Learning Bite videos provide a quick and easy way to learn more about Windows Home Server 2011 and it’s features.
 To learn more about Windows Home Server, visit http://www.Microsoft.com/WindowsHomeServer
Try it free

View Demo

Tips and Support
Learn More
 Source : http://www.microsoft.com/windows/products/winfamily/windowshomeserver/default.mspx

Windows Home Server Learning Bites - Dashboard Overview HD.mp4

Thursday, 23 June 2011

Adobe Digital Enterprise Platform will be available August 2011

Adobe® Digital Enterprise Platform (formerly Adobe LiveCycle® and CRX) is the technology foundation of Adobe Customer Experience Solutions. Designed to help developers build applications that operate across digital devices, Digital Enterprise Platform services integrate with existing databases, content stores, and applications.

Availability
The Adobe Digital Enterprise Platform, Integrated Content Review solution, Web Experience Management solution and Customer Communications solution will be available August 2011. The Social Brand Engagement solution, Selection and Enrollment solution and Unified Workspace solution are available immediately in beta and will be generally available in fall 2011.
Download the solution brief ›

Facebook Common Terminology

  

 If you're new to Facebook, you'll run into some unfamiliar terminology. Here are some common Facebook terms and their definitions; get to know them so you can get the most out of Facebook:

  • Your wall is where you and your friends can write on your Profile. Your friends may write on your wall to communicate with you, congratulate you, embarrass you, and more. You post on your own wall to let your friends know what you’re up to.
  • The News Feed is a continuous stream of updates about your friends’ activities on and off Facebook. It appears on your Home page.
  • A Poke is a casual gesture that means “I’m thinking of you.” The person you Poke receives the Poke on her Home page when she logs in and has the choice to Poke you back. Only she (and not her friends) is aware that you Poked her.
  • Your Profile is your page. It contains your photos and videos, a list of your friends, your recent activities, and anything else you choose to include on it.If you want to earn money from your blog, you should check out these popular monetization opportunities:

Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Infosys, Tata beat Google, Apple as top brands in Indian Market

IT giant Infosys is the lead brand in India while salt-to-software conglomerate Tata occupies the second spot, according to a survey.
In fact, seven out of the top ten brands in India are native firms. Though global conglomerate Google is ranked third, Maruti-Suzuki and Larsen & Toubro walk away with the fourth and fifth positions, ahead of Nokia. State Bank of India is ahead of Facebook, which ranks eighth.
The surprise is that global giants such as Microsoft, Apple and GE fail to make it to the list of top 20 brands in India. 
The research that was conducted by research consultancy firm GlobeScan for TLG's Index of Thought Leaders 2011 says, "India has greater conviction about the leadership credentials of indigenous companies than in the UK; over half of the companies are privately owned or listed in India."
GlobeScan Inc Top 20 List for Indian Market:
1.
Infosys Technologies
2.
Tata Group
3.
Google India
4.
Maruti-Suzuki
5.
Larsen & Toubro
6.
Nokia
7.
State Bank of India
8.
Facebook
9.
Hindustan-Unilever
10.
Mahindra
11.
Hero-Honda Motors
12.
LIC of India
13.
Bharti Airtel
14.
ONGC
15.
Aditya-Birla Group
16.
The Oberoi Group
17.
HDFC Bank
18.
Dr. Reddy's Laboratories
19.
Ranbaxy Laboratories
20.
Hyundai Motor India


CEO of Microsoft, Steve Ballmer. Office 365 will hit General Availability (GA) on June 28th

 CEO of Microsoft, Steve Ballmer. Yay! Finally it’s public, Office 365 will hit General Availability (GA) on June 28th!
There will be two main events; the press anouncement by CEO of Microsoft, Steve Ballmer. in NY, and a webcast by the O365 team.
Office 365 consists of Microsoft-hosted Exchange Online, SharePoint Online and Lync Online, and also includes for customers who want it, a version of Office Professional Plus that can be installed locally on PCs and paid for per month, on a subscription basis. Office 365 competes head-to-head with Google Apps, and a handful of similar services.

Windows Phone 7 Ready for Release

Microsoft Windows Phone 7 "Mango"

Windows Phone 7 (previously Windows Phone 7 Series) is a mobile operating system developed by Microsoft, and is the successor to its Windows Mobile platform. Unlike its predecessor, it is primarily aimed at the consumer market rather than the enterprise market.It was launched in Europe, Singapore, Australia, and New Zealand on October 21, 2010, and in the US and Canada on November 8, 2010, Mexico on November 24, 2010, the PAL region on December 3, 2010, and Asia in early 2011.
With Windows Phone 7, Microsoft offers a new user interface with its design language named Metro, integrates the operating system with third party and other Microsoft services, and controls the hardware it runs on.

 

The next version of Windows Phone 7, called "Mango," although that won't be its final name, is great-looking and fun to use. It's full of people-centric features that make it easier to stay in touch with friends and family, to communicate, and to share ideas. It's easier to use than Android, and in many ways slicker than Apple's iOS.
Mango phones will be available in the fall. Nokia Windows Phone 7 devices are expected late this year.

“Windows Phone 7 is the most thoroughly tested mobile platform Microsoft has ever released,” said Terry Myerson, Microsoft’s corporate vice president of windows phone engineering. “We had nearly ten thousand devices running automated tests daily, over a half million hours of active self-hosting use, over three and a half million hours of stress test passes, and eight and a half million hours of fully automated test passes. We’ve had thousands of independent software vendors and early adopters testing our software and giving us great feedback. We are ready.”
  • Bottom Line
    The latest iteration of Windows Phone 7, "Mango" is competitive with the latest smartphone operating systems. But Microsoft's partners need to deliver better hardware and sales experiences.

Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Nokia N9 world’s first pure touch screen phone without any front-facing buttons


Nokia introduced the Nokia N9, the first-ever pure touch smartphone that is all about making things simpler. Nokia N9 focuses on the most important things that people do: use apps, get notifications and switch between different activities. Navigating the UI is done with a simple gesture, a swipe of a finger. Let’s have a closer look at what the Nokia N9 is bringing to the game.

NO BUTTONS

The Nokia N9 is the world’s first pure touch screen phone without any front-facing buttons at all. You unlock the phone by just double-tapping the screen.
 POWERFUL CAMERA
The 8MP auto focus camera with Carl Zeiss optics, dual LED flash and super wide 28mm lens works faster from start to capture than any other manufacturer’s smartphone camera in the market. HD video and true 16:9 resolution photos are supported. You can share your photos via MMS, email, NFC and many online services including Flickr and Facebook.

FAST WEB BROWSER

The fast web browser is built on the latest Webkit 2 technology. Even while loading a web page, the screen remains responsive. You can have several browser windows open in the open applications view and switching between them is, again, fast and easy. Favourite websites are shown as visual thumbnails, supported by a full browsing history. Wide HTML5 support offers access to rich web applications and fast video playback.

LATEST MAPS

The Nokia N9 has the latest Nokia Maps with free, voice-guided turn-by-turn navigation for walking and driving. There is also a dedicated Drive app for in-car navigation, which lets you start navigating to your destination instantly after entering your destination. Public transport routing in 85 cities means you can find the quickest route on foot or by tram, metro or train. You can also discover nearby places with caf├ęs, shops, hotels and more, all marked along the way.
You can find the product specifications in the data sheet.

Apple iPad 2 has debuted “Now,” a new 30-second television commercial



iPad is now changing the way we do just about everything, from watching a newspaper to looking at the stars.

Apple recently posted a new iPad 2 TV ad called “Now” that continues to emphasize on the user ‘experience’ rather than tech specs. The ad showcases how iPad users use their device to read newspapers, magazines, watch movies and even video call using FaceTime. It further goes on to mention the use of iPads in classroom, reading eBooks and using apps.

Now, we can watch a newspaper; listen to a magazine; curl up with a movie; and see a phone call.

Now, we can take a classroom anywhere; hold an entire bookstore; and touch the stars.

Because now, there’s this.

Monday, 20 June 2011

SoundCloud : Your Sound, At the Heart

SoundCloud is a platform that puts your sound at the heart of communities, websites and even apps. Watch conversations, connections and social experiences happen, with your sound as the spark.

 The SoundCloud waveform not only makes sound look good, it makes it social. Record on the fly or upload something you made before and see how the shape of your sound starts a conversation. 


Your sounds are free to go anywhere on the web with SoundCloud. Share privately to your family, publish to social networks or embed your sounds on your site.
In the App Gallery you’ll find over 100 apps for desktop, web and mobile all built to amplify your SoundCloud experience. Create, capture, share and interact with sounds in brand new ways. 

visit : SoundCloud

Microsoft has received clearance from U.S. antitrust regulators for Skype

Microsoft said it will continue to invest in and support Skype clients on non-Microsoft platforms.
Microsoft has received clearance from U.S. antitrust regulators for its proposed purchase of Internet telephony company Skype.

Once the merger is complete, Microsoft plans to add Skype support to its Xbox and Kinect gaming devices and Windows Phone mobile operating system, and connect Skype users with its own Lync, Outlook and Xbox Live communications services.

Sunday, 19 June 2011

Firefox 5 Beta 7

  
Mozilla Firefox 5 is an upcoming version of the Firefox web browser, expected for release in late June 2011. The seventh and current beta was made available on June 15, 2011.   Mozilla Firefox 5 features support for CSS animations and has improved performance.
The company has updated the Firefox 5 beta to release candidate status which includes improves support for "future-Web" technology, speeds up the browser, and makes multiple smaller tweaks to the browser, CNET News reports.

Download Firefox Beta in your language  

Experience cutting edge features with more stability. Provide feedback to help refine and polish what will be in the final release.

Google Search by Image

Google Search by Image

  
Now you can explore the web in an entirely new way by beginning your Google search with an image. Learn more about images on the web and your own photos.
Try it now  
Discover all sorts of content that's related to a specific image. Just specify an image, and you'll find other similar or related images as well as relevant results from across the Web.
For example, search using a picture of your favorite band and see search results that might include similar images, webpages about the band, and even sites that include the same picture.

How to search

There are a few ways to search by image:
Visit images.google.com  , or any Images results page, and click the camera icon camera icon in the search box. Enter an image URL for an image hosted on the web or upload an image from your computer.

Note: This post purpose is to inform about Google new facility. All the contents of this post are copy righted by Google.

Nokia Windows Phone 7 Debut In 6 European Countries By The End Of 2011

  
The company's Europe vice president Victor Saeijs said Windows Phone 7 handsets will debut in France, Germany, Italy, Spain, the Netherlands and the U.K. The long-awaited news comes after Nokia and Microsoft inked signed a partnership deal earlier this spring, allowing the handset maker to produce smartphones running Windows Phone OS.
Nokia and Microsoft both have a lot at stake with a Nokia Windows Phone release. Nokia has fallen on difficult times lately, witnessing declining profits and market share. The Finnish company tried to stem the losses by cutting the cord on its outdated Symbian software, but may not have acted quickly enough, and its slow pace in embracing the importance of app-centric, touchscreen devices have left it out in the cold.
Analysts are predicting Nokia, which now controls 24 percent of the smartphone market, will relinquish its crown as top global handset maker, a title held since 1996, to Samsung and Apple.

Saturday, 18 June 2011

One-Year Anniversary Microsoft Office 2010

Microsoft has a number of reasons to celebrate the one-year anniversary of Office 2010, including record levels of customer uptake and satisfaction, that is, in addition to the productivity suite’s first birthday, of course.Although no actual sale numbers were released, the software giant continues to say that Office 2010 is outselling all previous versions of Office.“Business customers are deploying Office 2010 five times faster than they deployed Office 2007. Office 2010 is also the fastest-selling version of Office ever.

Office 2010 Top Ten Tips : visit below link
http://www.microsoft.com/Presspass/presskits/office/anniversary/docs/MSAnniversaryTopTenTipsFS.docx

Microsoft security updates for June 2011

Microsoft security updates for June 2011


Latest Security Updates for June 2011.

Bulletin NumberBulletin TitleBulletin KB
MS11-037Vulnerability in Microsoft Windows 2544893
MS11-038Vulnerability in Microsoft Windows 2476490
MS11-039Vulnerability in .NET Framework and Silverlight 2514842
MS11-040Vulnerability in Microsoft Forefront 2520426
MS11-041Vulnerability in Microsoft Windows 2525694
MS11-042Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows 2535512
MS11-043Vulnerability in Microsoft Windows 2536276
MS11-044Vulnerability in .NET Framework 2538814
MS11-045Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Excel 2537146
MS11-046Vulnerability in Microsoft Windows 2503665
MS11-047Vulnerability in Windows Server 2525835
MS11-048Vulnerability in Microsoft Windows 2536275
MS11-049Vulnerability in Microsoft InfoPath, SQL Server, and Visual Studio 2543893
MS11-050Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer 2530548
MS11-051Vulnerability in Windows Server 2518295
MS11-052Vulnerability in Internet Explorer 2544521

Get security updates automatically

You may already have the update if you have automatic updating turned on. To learn about automatic updating, see Update your PC automatically.
If you do not have automatic updating turned on, or to check whether you need the update, go to Microsoft Update. Microsoft Update is an online tool that will scan your computer and provide you a report about what updates your computer needs.

Download updates from the Microsoft Download Center

Security updates can be downloaded from the Microsoft Download Center. Find them by doing a keyword search using the words security update and the name of the month the update was released.

Technical information about security updates

Read the Microsoft Security Response Center blog for updated information. IT professionals and systems administrators, go to Microsoft TechNet for detailed information about updates.

Source : Microsoft

Friday, 17 June 2011

Buying Laptop Computers Guide : Basic Info and Bag Checklist

Laptops are portable, they’re stylish, and let’s face it: the opposite sex will think you more sophisticated when you’re suavely tapping out your latest blog entry at the coffee shop. Okay, that’s probably not true, but they are fun to have for both work and play.

For checking emails, surfing the web, or typing up that short story, you can get away with less power, weight, and screen size in your laptop. Beware however, as some of these are small because of the absence of a CD-RW, DVD±R or other hardware. Also, due to having less hardware to power, battery life is significantly increased in these lightweight portables.

When you’re purchasing your laptop, check for the following features:
  • Memory: Your laptop should have at least 1 gigabyte (GB) of RAM.
  • Processor speed: Look for a minimum of 1.6 GHz processor speed.
  • Size/weight: If you’re planning on traveling with your laptop often, a lighter weight laptop or netbook might be better.
  • Price: Set a budget that you're comfortable with — you can get pretty inexpensive laptops that work for most folks these days.
  • Keyboard/Mouse: Make sure the keyboard and mouse built into your laptop feel comfortable to you.
  • Monitor: Laptops come with different size monitors. A 15-inch monitor is comfortable for most people, but if you do work with higher-end images or watch videos, consider a larger monitor, but be aware that the larger the monitor, the larger and heftier the laptop.
  • Input ports and drives: Laptops might come with a built-in CD or DVD drive, USB ports for connecting peripherals and USB sticks, and ports to connect to scanners and printers.
  • Wireless capability: To connect to some wireless devices and networks, you need a laptop with wireless capability.
  • Included software: Some laptops come with utility programs such as antivirus software or productivity software such as Microsoft Works.
  • Manufacturer support: Check the warranty and technical support available.
  • Graphics and sound cards: If you want to use multimedia or game software, ask for more sophisticated sound and video features in your laptop.

My Basic Laptop Info

The following technical information is specific to your own laptop .Print this page and write down the information, and then save the page with the other material that came with your laptop.
  1. Brand name:    
  2. Make:    
  3. Model number:    
  4. Serial number:    
  5. Laptop battery’s make and model:    
  6. RAM: ____________ MB
  7. Hard drive capacity: ___________ GB
  8. Press the __________ key when the computer first starts to access my laptop's Setup program.
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My Laptop Bag Checklist

Here's a smattering of items you might want to stuff into your laptop case or backpack. Remember: The more you pack, the heavier the bag!
  1. Laptop
  2. Power adapter
  3. Extra battery
  4. External mouse
  5. Ethernet cable
  6. Phone cable
  7. Pens, paper, stickies
  8. Screen wipes
  9. Headphones
  10. Copy of presentation
  11. USB flash drives
  12. Recordable optical discs
  13. Lock or cable
  14. Tiny toolkit
  15. Cooling fan
  16. Business cards

Thursday, 16 June 2011

Google upgrades search engine: search by image, voice on PC

  
Google makes one of the world's leading mobile operating systems. It does e-mail and an office suite and photo sharing and Internet phone service, and does them all well. It's even getting into solar power and is trying to invent the self-driving car. But for all its far-flung ambition, the company isn't synonymous with many things. It's synonymous with one thing: its namesake search engine, the business that started it all.
Google Voice Search, a technology which was pioneered on Google’s mobile products will now be incorporated into the search engine giant’s desktop search page. Users will now be able to tell their browser what they’re looking for, simply by speaking into their computer’s microphone.
Google said that over the past year, Voice Search traffic has grown six-fold, and that every day, people speak more than two years worth of speech into the system.