Nokia 3606 Launched by Cricket

Posted by Prem Godara | 3/22/2009 11:25:00 PM | , , | 6 comments »

Cricket Communications Inc. recently announced the availability of the Nokia 3606 phone. Along with a user-friendly interface, the phone packs in some quality features. Cricket Wireless presented the latest Nokia 3606, an ultra thin flip-styled phone that enables both messaging and calling function, plus, a 3G connectivity.

“The Nokia 3606 is an extremely attractive device that will be popular with customers who are looking for a handset with a sophisticated design and a high end feature set,” states Jeff Toig, vice president of marketing for Cricket. “The features are ideal for music lovers, with an MP3 player and stereo Bluetooth, which compliments Cricket’s Mobile Music offering.”

Supported by Nokia’s renowned user interface, the 3606 also features:

  •      FM radio
  •      Integrated Speakerphone
  •      BREW 3.1.5 with 15MB of user memory
  •      SMS/MMS with predictive text
  •      Stereo Bluetooth
  •      1.3 megapixel camera with LED flash
  •      MicroSD card slot for up to 8GBs and a micro USB charger/connector

The Nokia 3606 measures 3.5in x 1.9in x 0.6in and can withstand up to 3.5 hours of talk time or 10 days of standby from a full battery charge. It is available at a price of US$179.99.


Texas-based Dell has decided to launch world's thinnest laptop, part of the new 'Adamo by Dell' brand. Derived from the Latin word meaning 'to fall in love,' Adamo will serve as a flagship in a line of products created to transform the familiar personal computing space with a combination of new design, aesthetics, personalization, and latest technologies.

The stylish design coupled with the material used for the Adamo is meant to change or refresh a person's perception of what a computer is.The basic model will be powered by a 1.2GHz Intel Core 2 Duo U9300 processor and will be equipped with 2GB of memory and a 128GB solid state drive. The 13.4-inch display will be powered by Intel's integrated X4500 graphics chip. On the outside, the laptop is featured with two USB ports, one USB/eSATA port and a display port. The Adamo weighs 4 pounds.

The Adamo has the following features:

  •      The chassis is made from a single piece of aluminium with precision detailing and a backlit keyboard
  •      High definition edge-to-edge glass display
  •      Fully connected with Wi-Fi (Draft N), Bluetooth 2.1, and optional integrated mobile broadband
  •      2 USB ports, 1 USB/eSATA combo port, Display Port, and RJ-45 port
  •      Cool, quiet, and robust solid state drives (SSDs)
  •      Up to 5 hours of battery life
  •      Available in Onyx and Pearl colors, with a range of complementary accessories
  •      Genuine Windows Vista Home Premium Edition SP1, 64-bit

Customization options include the following:

  •      External storage option with 250 GB or 500 GB external hard drive
  •      External DVD+/-RW or Blu-ray disc drive
  •      8GB USB drive
  •      Connectors and cables, including DisplayPort to HDMI, DVI, and VGA

The Adamo by Dell laptops will be available online for purchase and are available for pre-order now with worldwide shipping starting from March 26th 2009. Prices start at USD$1999. The chic laptop will hit 24 countries that include US, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, UK, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, Russia, Sweden, Switzerland, UAE, ANZ, China, Honk Kong, India, Korea, Malaysia/Singapore, Japan and Indonesia.


Gmail's new "Undo Send" Feature

Posted by Prem Godara | 3/22/2009 12:54:00 AM | , , , | 2 comments »

This is not the first time that Google has introduced a feature to protect individuals from themselves. Have you ever been in a situation where you send an email message and immediately realize it was a mistake Where you accidentally sent something to the wrong recipient or simply regret writing that message or forgot to attach the file etc.,? If yes, then Google has unveiled a solution for you. The new “Undo Send” feature in Gmail. Gmail has added an "Undo Send" feature which can recall messages that you send. It should be within five seconds after clicking on the Send button.

"This feature can't pull back an email that's already gone; it just holds your message for five seconds so you have a chance to hit the panic button. And don't worry - if you close Gmail or your browser crashes in those few seconds, we'll still send your message," said Michael Leggett, Gmail user experience designer, in the Gmail Blog.

To activate Undo Send, go to the Settings/Labs tab in Gmail, enable it, and you're set. Once it is active you will see a new undo link on every sent email confirmation, which gives users a quick five second window (with an option to increase this to 10 seconds) to take the message back into the Gmail editor.


Talking e-mail

Posted by Prem Godara | 3/22/2009 12:51:00 AM | , , | 3 comments »

Have you ever left out in a situation where you needs to send an emergency email which is getting delayed because you are driving your vehicle and cannot type the mail when you need? Then this talking email might really help you! Yes, scientists have developed the world's first hands-free and eyes-free e-mail for in-vehicle use only which can talk to you while you drive. You can just shoot an e-mail by giving verbal instruction to a device fitted in your car as you drive.

It's actually a portable smartphone-compatible device, known as iLane that alerts its user when a new email is received and reads out the message and draft a reply on voice command. The new gadget, developed by Intelligent Mechatronic Systems, can be mounted on a dashboard, sun visor or air vent, at an initial installation cost of 400 pounds plus a monthly subscription.

It connects wirelessly to BlackBerry smartphones, and users wear a Bluetooth headset to issue voice commands and read, delete or reply to e-mails. It is powered through the car's cigarette lighter.
In fact, users can choose to send from two stock email responses -- "I am in transit and will respond shortly" or say "Call me if it's important" -- or they can record a 15-minute voice memo which the iLane will send as an email attachment to the correspondent.

In addition to handling e-mail messages, the iLane also allows people to make phone calls simply by calling out the name of someone in their address book, and can also read out the latest news and sport headlines, weather forecasts and traffic reports, according to the scientists.

However, the device is only compatible with BlackBerry phones at the moment and is currently available only in the US and Canada but its manufacturers hope to introduce it to other parts of the world soon.


Cut, Copy & Paste Feature with iPhone 3.0 OS

Posted by Prem Godara | 3/18/2009 11:44:00 PM | , , | 1 comments »

Apple has announced an update to the iPhone operating system. The update will be available this summer as a free upgrade for the iPhone 3G, and for $9.95 for the iPod touch. This update is come out with the most awaited enhancement in iPhone, the Cut-Copy & Paste feature.

Apple said that they’ve been working really hard on the UI for cut, copy & paste functions in the new iPhone 3.0 OS and now this is how it works:

1. Double tap on text, and it automatically selects it — then puts grab points at the end of the selection, with a cut/copy/paste bubble above it.

2. To select a whole block, you double tap, slide with your finger or thumb (you get a new magnifying glass), and pull across what you want to grab.

3. Select Cut or Copy. And Paste it anywhere; Mail, Browser, Notes, SMS, or even within 3rd party apps.

4.You can even Shake the iPhone to UNDO.


Most of us are already familiar with using a USB thumb drive. But have you ever seen the real thumb drive with real thumb? A Finnish programmer who lost his finger in an accident has replaced it with a prosthetic finger that has a USB drive built in. Victim Jerry Jalava can now peel back his “Nail” and reveal a 2 GB “Finger Drive” for storing photos, Movies and software. Sounds like something out of a science fiction movie, doesn’t it? Yes, but its true.

To add an extra dimension of coolness/freak other people out, the USB finger is removable.  So, when he’s using the drive you’ll notice a finger sticking out of his computer.  When he’s done, he simply unplugs and reattaches it! This replaced 2GB USB finger looks like a normal finger but it is easy detachable.


GrandCentral Upgraded to Google Voice

Posted by Prem Godara | 3/16/2009 12:01:00 AM | , , , | 0 comments »

Google has just released a preview of Google Voice, an application that helps better to manage the voice communications based on the original strategy GrandCentral as a free service of VoIP. Google Voice will be available initially to existing users of GrandCentral, a service that they acquired in July of 2007. Many number of improvements has been added to GrandCentral and the service is being relaunched as Google Voice.

The transformation from GrandCentral to Google Voice for the existing GrandCentral users, will be done in the next couple days. The instructions will be sent to the  GrandCentral inbox on how to start using Google Voice. Google will be launching the same for the others very soon.

The new application improves the way to use the phone. The features that are added to Google voice over the GrandCentral are
  •   Voicemail Transcription
  •   SMS Support
  •   Conference Calling
  •   GOOG-411 Integration
  •   Low Cost International Calling
Also, the contacts can be integrated from GrandCentral to Google address book. Voicemail Transcriptions will allow the user to listen to the voicemail messages and, to choose to have the new voicemails automatically transcribed. These transcriptions will be saved in the inbox and can be retrieved using search for voicemails. Similarly many other new features are been added to Google Voice which makes it to differ from GrandCentral.


Google Mars Service Updated

Posted by Prem Godara | 3/15/2009 12:51:00 AM | , , | 0 comments »

Google Mars is a map of Mars, published by Percival Lowell in 1895, was the result of many years spent carefully studying the Red Planet through his telescope. Now the same can be seen through your Web browser. Google Mars was at first an in-browser version of Google Maps which provides a visible imagery view, like Google Moon, as well as infrared imagery and shaded relief (elevation). Users can toggle between the elevation, visible, and infrared data, in the same manner as switching between map, satellite, and hybrid modes of Google Maps. In collaboration with NASA scientists at the Mars Space Flight Facility located at Arizona State University, Google has provided the public with data collected from two NASA Mars missions, Mars Global Surveyor and 2001 Mars Odyssey.

Now Google has updated its Google Mars service to show more details of Mars both in its history and the present day. Users can access images from the Themis camera on the Mars Odyssey spacecraft. They can also view antique maps of Mars from over a century ago, as well as the latest images from the Mars spacecraft.

Now, internet users will be able to explore the Red Planet's surface, keep track of orbiters and see the 'face' in the planet's surface. They will also be able to go on virtual fly-bys with the Odyssey and Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. The new initiative has led bookies to slash the odds on the possibility of finding life on Mars from 500/1 to 50/1.

Scientists believe Mars is the most likely planet to harbour liquid water, and perhaps even primitive life. Mars is currently also host to three functional orbiting spacecraft – Mars Odyssey, Mars Express, and the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.


New Talking iPod from Apple

Posted by Prem Godara | 3/15/2009 12:47:00 AM | , , , | 0 comments »

Apple has launched the first music player that talks to you! The new "talking" version of iPod shuffle music player, which uses VoiceOver technology is to be the world’s smallest music player at nearly half of the size of the previous model. The new VoiceOver feature enables iPod Shuffle to speak your song titles, artists and playlist names.

The new 4 gigabyte Shuffle will be priced at $79 and carry up to 1,000 songs, double the amount of the last generation of Shuffles. The stainless steel shuffle is smaller than an AA battery. The device provides around 10 hours of music playback on a single battery charge. iPod Shuffle can speak 14 languages including English, Czech, Dutch, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish and Turkish.

There are no buttons on the shuffle, instead it is controlled by a button on the earphone cord, which allows users to play and pause songs, adjust the volume, move through playlists, and listen to track information. iPod Shuffle requires a Mac with a USB 2.0 port, Mac OS X v10.4.11 or later and iTunes 8.1 or later; or a Windows PC with a USB 2.0 port and Windows Vista, Windows XP Home or Professional (Service Pack 3) or later and iTunes 8.1.

“Imagine your music player talking to you, telling you your song titles, artists and playlist names,” said Greg Joswiak, Apple’s vice president of iPod and iPhone product marketing.

For the time being, Apple is keeping the current-design 1 GB Shuffle in the product line as the least expensive iPod at $49. However, the 2 GB $69 version will be discontinued.

For more details visit here.


IBM Launches Green Consulting Service

Posted by Prem Godara | 3/15/2009 12:40:00 AM | , , , , | 0 comments »

IBM has started a consulting service to help government agencies analyze their environmental impact, boost energy efficiency and reduce global warming activities.

As Global warming is the most important issue to look out, IBM has decided to help the government. Hence, IBM has introduced the first consulting service designed to analyze energy and water use, assess waste management, evaluate overall environmental impact and develop improvement strategies. The IBM Public Sector Energy and Environment Diagnostic can help governments better understand their overall performance on environmental issues, identify improvements that can increase energy efficiency, reduce environmental impact including greenhouse gas emissions, and help ensure public institutions meet their own rising environmental standards.

This must be really very helpful for the government to take some preventive measures. This diagnostic is to help US federal agencies comply with current requirements for broad improvements in efficiency and economy for all environmental, energy and transportation management operations. However, it can be adapted to any future requirements for US government agencies or for use with any other federal, state or municipal government in any country.

For more details visit here.


Microsoft Offers Discounts on Softwares

Posted by Prem Godara | 3/15/2009 12:35:00 AM | , , , | 0 comments »

Its a good news that Microsoft offers discounts on Softwares. Microsoft has cut the price of leasing software by as much as 25 percent. Companies can sign up for discounts on SQL Server, SharePoint, and other Microsoft software, or two bundles of client-access licenses, according to notices posted on the Microsoft Incentives Web site.

One special promotion is "Simplify and Save," which offers savings of 15 percent for those who consolidate at least two existing license agreements into an Open Value agreement. Microsoft said the discount will run for the entire length of a three-year license deal.

Another offer is for between 15 percent and 25 percent off the price of the license and the Software Assurance costs of running Exchange Server, Office Communications Server, SQL Server, Office SharePoint Server, Visual Studio, Office Project, and other Microsoft software.

The cuts are similar to those that Microsoft has made on the cost of licensing specific products. The Microsoft Office Project Assurance Pack's price has been cut by 25 percent, and Microsoft Project Server 2007 has seen a similar price fall.

According to one analyst, Microsoft does not communicate enough people, when it comes about these special offers. "This is good news for users but Microsoft should be shouting about offers like this," said Tony Lock, analyst with Freeform Dynamics. "Software Assurance is not widely recognized and deals like this, which seems pretty much across the board of Microsoft software, should be better known."

Lock said that, while Microsoft has good market share, it is "not nearly as good as it could or should be, given offers like this."


News is spreading like fire that the Palm Pre is the right gadget to beat the iPhone and thus it has been dubbed the "iPhone killer". More, good news for Palm Pre is that it has topped the list of the 100 hottest gadgets on the planet compiled by gadget magazine T3.

Palm Pre was first unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas in January. The device runs on new software called Web OS, which lets users directly connect to information stored on the Internet, known as the cloud, rather than through a desktop PC.

The smartphone comes with a slide-out keyboard, 8GB of storage capacity, and a multi-touch 3.1 inch color screen.

The second place goes to the Sony X-Series Walkman, closely followed by Nokia N97 phone with a slide out keyboard taking the third position.

However, not a single Apple gadget made the top ten, with the iPhone 3G being 14th on the list.

The Top 10 hottest gadgets are:

1. Palm Pre

2. Sony X-Series Walkman

3. Nokia N97

4. Philips 21:9 Cinema

5. TomTom Go 940 LIVE

6. Sony Reader PRS-700BC Reader Digital Book Touchscreen

7. B and W Panorama

8. Toshiba TG01

9. Canon IXUS 980

10. Sony VAIO P-series

If anyone of you has used these gadgets, then do let know your experience about it.


Do you want to try out all versions of Internet Explorer which are released till date? Then you must surely download the Internet Explorer Collection pack.

This pack is free for download which includes all versions of Internet Explorer from version 1 (4.40.308) to the new Internet Explorer 8 (8.00.6001.18372). All versions of Internet Explorer are standalone and can be installed at the same time on your computer.

This pack also includes the Internet Explorer Developer Toolbar 1.00.2188.0. This Toolbar provides a variety of tools which makes troubleshooting of websites a lot easier and is compatible with Internet Explorer 5.0 and higher when using Windows 2000 or higher.

Internet Explorer Collection includes the following versions of IE:
  • Internet Explorer 1.0 (4.40.308)
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  • Internet Explorer 2.01 (2.01.046)
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This pack is even compatible with Windows 7 and you can download (54.5Mb) this pack from Final Builds Site.


Stolen Laptop can Shout for Help

Posted by Prem Godara | 3/02/2009 10:13:00 PM | , , | 3 comments »

Are you a frequent traveler having a laptop, who is concerned that it may get stolen somewhere while traveling? To help you in tracking your laptop, there are many tracking software available in market from long ago.

But, a new software, called Retriever has been designed and developed by a Colorado-based firm, Front Door Software Corporation that offers a unique and new feature that other software don't offer currently.

Stolen laptop shouting for help

The new feature that Retriever offers is that it allows laptops to shout for help if they have been stolen, making it the first software to allow owners to activate recorded messages.

It will enable users to set a spoken message such as a shout or a warning and even display alerts on the missing laptop's screen.

It can also collect information about the location of the thief in case it is being used to access Internet so that police can be alerted.

Owners must report their laptop missing by logging on to a website, which sends a message to the computer, triggering on-screen messages to the thief or voice alerts or both.

The cost of Retriever is around 21 pounds or you can try out 90 day free trial version from Front Door Software website.

Wondering, how the laptop will be able to shout if the sound has been muted or there is no sound driver installed. :-)


'Eye of God', a New Space Marvel

Posted by Prem Godara | 3/01/2009 01:19:00 AM | | 2 comments »

A stunning new photo taken by astronomers shows a Big Brother-style cosmic eye, nicknamed the “Eye of God”, staring down from space. The photo was taken with a huge telescope at the European Southern Observatory, on a mountain top at La Silla in Chile.

Eye of God

The Helix nebula is a sun-like star and is in its final explosion stage before it retires into a white dwarf.

According to a report in New Scientist, the amazing object is actually a shell of gas and dust that has been blown off by a faint central star. Our own solar system will meet a similar fate five billion years in the future.

Helix nebula is about 700 light years away in the constellation of Aquarius.

It has been studied in much more detail than other planetary nebulae due to its relatively close proximity to Earth.

Although the shape of the Helix resembles a doughnut, scientists believe it consists of at least two separate discs with outer rings and filaments.

The main ring is about two light years across, which equates to about half the distance between the Sun and its nearest star.


Many people around the world finds their job very boring and a few number of people does the mistake of talking about it on social networking sites but be careful your employer might find this from the comments posted by you on these sites.

A sixteen year old teenage girl from UK has become victim of doing the above mistake and was fired from her job for calling it 'boring' on Facebook.

Kimberley Swann had been working for Ivell Marketing and Logistics Limited in Clacton, Essex, as an office administrator. She was sacked from her job with "immediate effect" after her employer found out that she has posted a negative comment on Facebook.

Boss Steve Ivell told Sky News Online that "Miss Swann posted comments about her job and invited other staff members to read them. Her display of disrespect and dissatisfaction undermined the relationship and made (her job) untenable. We thought that Miss Swann's best interests would be served by working for a company that would more suit her expectations."

Kimberley told reporters that "They were just being nosey, going through everything. I think it is really sad, it makes them look stupid that they are going to be so petty."

So, next time when you go online be careful because your boss is watching your back.:-)


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