Sunday, 31 July 2011

Improved Google Search Experience for Apple iPad and Android 3.1+ Users

Google has initiated a new search experience for the tablet users.This renovation has done to make browsing and interaction more faster, easier and simpler. They have exclusively rolled out for Apple iPad users and Android 3.1+ in 36 languages.

Let us track on to know the new Google Search Experience facets,

  • Simplified Layout search result page
  • Enhance page size contents like text, buttons and other touch targets that helps easy portrait or landscape view.
  • Search button below search box for quick launch of Images, Videos, Places, Shopping and more.
  • Tap to open the search menu and select an option to see results in one category.
  • Enlarged image previews, continuous scroll, and faster loading of image thumbnails for better image results.
Just clear out the cookies first and experience  the new stuff.


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Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 gets Android Ginger bread 2.3.3 Upgrade by Q3 of 2011

Sony Ericsson has officially confirmed Android Ginger Bread 2.3.3 update for Xperia X10. They have not exactly specified the launch date but are sure to unveil at Q3 of this year 2011.Though the mobile manufacturer was not actually interested earlier to upgrade X10 beyond Android Eclair.

But they have changed their mood to fulfill the desire of people constant requests. Sony Ericsson is happy to bring up this major update following its Xperia PLAY, Xperia arc and Xperia neo actual success.Now Xperia X10 is available in in generic trade version and in versions customized for operators.

Ginger Bread on Xperia X10 is anticipated to focus on trade versions of the software. We may expect both the functionality of Android 2.3.3 as well as Sony Ericsson specific User Experience and features.

Android 2.3.3 on XperiaTM X10 Features

  • Android Standard Camera User Interface but neglects face recognition and smile shutter features.
  • Ginger Bread Native EAS for Moxier
  • Media experience widgets and music player for Mediascape
  • No DRM keys for phone content protection
  • Native Sony Ericsson Backup and Restore client will be lost on update
  • Support for Bi-directional languages diminishes when compared to the 2.1 version of the Xperia X10. 

The upgrade can be accessed by PC-based upgrade clients only and not by Air. And the main thing is there is no downgrading. i.e if you are not satisfied with Android 2.3.3 you cannot step back to 2.1. Integrate third party application for data back-up since you may lost it on new upgrade process.(Read More:Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 to get Gingerbread in August?)

But the content store on memory card is not affected except DRM protected content. Sony Ericsson has posted that they are keen about Ginger Bread and that inception made them to surpass 2.2. Hope, this might be the last upgrade to Xperia X10 as per source.
The Xperia PLAY, arc, neo and pro are launched on the latest version of Android for smartphones (Gingerbread 2.3) and they plan to upgrade these to the next version of Android (beyond 2.3).


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Saturday, 30 July 2011

RIM unveils BBM 6 Apps for Shared Community

Research In Motion today announced the availability of BBM version 6 (BBM 6), which provides support for "BBM connected" apps, allowing users to easily interact with each other from within the BBM connected app.


BBM connected apps integrate the popular functionality of the BBM service and offer users the ability to interact with their friends from within the app itself. For example, with a BBM connected game app, users can invite their BBM friends to join them in a game and then chat with one another in real time while the game is being played – without ever leaving the game app.

BBM 6 launches today and a selection of BBM connected apps are already available on BlackBerry App World.(Read More:RIM embeds its BBM chat in work and play apps)

“BBM 6 marks the beginning of an even greater social experience for BlackBerry smartphone users,” said Alistair Mitchell, VP, BBM Platform & Integrated Services at Research In Motion. “It also represents an incredible opportunity for developers to leverage the viral nature of the BBM service and we have already begun working with various developer partners who will be bringing their BBM connected apps to BlackBerry App World this week, offering users highly engaging app experiences.”

Some of the additional functionality users can expect to see with BBM connected applications include the ability to:

• Share app experiences with friends - When a user discovers a great new BBM connected app, they can instantly let their friends know about it. Users can simply select a BBM contact directly within the BBM connected app they are using.
• Have a BBM chat within apps - Users can simply pull up their BBM contact list directly from within the BBM connected app and start chatting.  For example, the functionality can enable everything from enhanced social game play to collaboration through productivity apps.
• Discover apps through friends – Users can also discover new apps by viewing the list of apps that are posted to a BBM friend’s profile. They can also click on an app within the list, and instantly download it from BlackBerry App World.
The BBM 6 software will be available later today at www.blackberry.com/blackberrymessenger. A selection of BBM connected apps will also be posted on BlackBerry App World this week, with many more expected over the coming months.

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RIM embeds its BBM chat in work and play apps

Research In Motion wants software developers to use its popular instant messaging tool within their applications to enable friends to play games, share and discuss news, and decide where they will eat dinner.
Describing BlackBerry Messenger -- widely known as BBM -- as one of the world's largest mobile social networks, RIM on Thursday took the covers off an update that it hopes will prod more developers to write code for its devices.

The company's BlackBerry App World pales in comparison with those for Apple and Google, which garner much more interest from independent developers.

Some 45 million people use BBM -- which allows BlackBerry users with data plans to instantly pass text messages, pictures and other files without incurring charges from their network carrier -- and 70 percent of them use it daily.

"That lends itself to a different type of experience," said Alistair Mitchell, RIM's vice president for the BBM platform and integrated services. "We're trying to transpose that so it's available to our third-party developers globally."

RIM's director of developer relations, Mike Kirkup, said the simplest use of the updated BBM tool would require just three lines of code while developers could, with a bit more work, choose to route all their traffic through RIM's servers.

Kirkup said developers that integrate BBM could expect existing users to spend more time on the app and for it to encourage more viral distribution.

"For every developer, getting people into your app more and getting more people to find your app are the two major problems they stay awake thinking about every single day," he said.
Among the apps making first use of BBM integration are location services Foursquare and Poynt, news website Huffington Post and augmented reality browser Wikitude.

"This is a good transition for the company but it's not without competition from competitors big and small," said Josh Martin, an analyst of apps at Strategy Analytics.

Online social network Facebook boosts more than half a billion users. Google, whose Android software for smartphones has stolen share from BlackBerry, quickly garnered a huge following with its Google+ social product launched last month and offers its own Google Talk chat application.

And Apple will soon launch iMessage, a tool similar to BBM for use on iPhones, iPads and some iPods.
"Is the next BBM alone the answer -- certainly not -- but taken with other offerings it could create the foundation for an improved experience," Mitchell said.

RIM bought social gaming company Scoreloop in June to help it expand Messenger and enable more interaction in existing mobile games.


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Skyfire VideoQ App for iOS Devices for Flash Video Watch!

The California-based Skyfire Mobile Browser VideoQ application enable Flash games on Apple iPhone and iPad. Skyfire VideoQ let the users to watch flash videos on Safari, Opera or any other iPad/iPhone browser.This app allow users to watch movies on their Queue and could forward previously unwatchable videos from over 1 million websites directly to the app.

It is an ideal finding for view and share. Users can even store,play and even send videos to the VideoQ app from their browser of choice.A user can email the Web link to their unique VideoQ email address, paste a Web link into the app, or install a bookmarklet, which forwards videos to the VideoQ app for future watching.

Skyfire VideoQ allows to experience hot high quality video content, curated video channels on iPad or iPhone. Some of its exciting features are as follows,
  • Browse Skyfire’s customizable video channels
  • More entertaining with technology, news, sports, humor, TV, anime, gaming and kids
  • One click access to biggest live events and viral videos through the crowd-sourced “hot” videos section.
  •  Cloud-based video optimization saves 75% video streaming bandwidth on average

VideoQ for iOS devices is anticipated to hit North America First.

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Facebook "Expected:Child" Status for Pregnant Woman to Make Public

The social networking site Facebook values emotions and has unleashed a new option for pregnant woman to set their status as "Expected: Child" to their profiles. Google+ move has made this SNS to think ahead and incorporate new stuff to retain their followers.

With this option one may share her due date and even the chosen baby names. This is a simple way to propagate that they are pregnant to their family, well-wishers and friends list.Facebook has initiated the option of adding Family Members on Account last December.

Then recently announce exclusive business page to improve the life-style of growing business sectors.But this "Expected:Child" option enable them to share without creating any pages.They could simply edit their profile settings and choose "Expected:Child" to share their joyous moments.(Read More:Facebook Business Page, A New Social Media Marketing Tool)

Some may feel this is absurd and akward to share but it is definitely a boon for persons who are lazy enough to convey this face-to-face and by phone calls. Any how this would help for statistical persons to approximate the expected population in near future.

But to be honest technology has ruined our innate emotions and made it virtual.



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Friday, 29 July 2011

Free Blackberry Tour & Nokia C3 Phones for Titan Nebula brand Purchase

Amidst the ongoing shopping fiesta, Nebula, the exquisite range of solid 18K gold watches from Titan, is offering its customers exciting gifts. With purchase of Nebula watches worth Rs 50,000 and above, get a free BlackBerry tour smartphone worth Rs 14990 absolutely free! On the purchase of Nebula worth less than Rs. 50,000, you get a Free Nokia C3 smart phone worth Rs 6,429

Customers have a wide range of jewelery watches to choose from Nebula, with price ranging from an affordable Rs. 20, 000/- to Rs. 1,95, 000/-. Each watch comes with a scratch resistant Sapphire crystal glass and lifetime warranty designed to last for generations. The Nebula range is available in kada & bracelet styles for women besides the classic leather strap style. For men, there are options available in leather strap or pure gold strap. To ensure a personal touch to these timeless watches as a gifting option, Nebula offers a free message engraving service on the timepieces to all Nebula customers.
This ongoing offer is valid upto 28th August, 2011 across all World of Titan, Helios and select multi brand outlets.

Thursday, 28 July 2011

Edelman BlogLevel and TweetLevel to Know Social Media 'Influentials'

Edelman, the globally recognized PR firm has launched a spectacular communication platform for absolutely free. The BlogLevel and version of 2.0 TweetLevel rock as influential tools and pointout who is influential on a particular topic, on a designated platform.

They are based on  original TweetLevel which MTV used to select its first “Twitter Jockey,” dubbed one of the top Twitter moments of 2010.

The influentials for TweetLevel and BlogLevel are found in Twitter and Blog space respectively.These tools are built on proprietary algorithms using 40 dissimilar metric to trace and score bloggers and tweeters of different nations and language.

The influential tools project the people who scored highest for their best  initiative ideas and the persons who amplifies it and getting substantial followers.TweetLevel and BlogLevel have already undergone Beta-testing by more than 400 people of various profession including journalists, professors, industry analysts, marketing professionals, journalists and brand marketer.

They have implented the tools to track the,
  • the most relevant and influential users on various topics
  • the amount of buzz and noise around a specific area
  • the dialogues people are having and the links they’re sharing
  • what any given tweeter or blogger is discussing, influencing and being influenced by
It is a progress for blogging concept as discussed by  onny Bentwood, director and head of influencer engagement, Edelman UK, led the development of both tools and explains how the tools differ from others designed to track influence: “Most of the other tools that are out there focus exclusively on Twitter and Facebook profiles and ignore other online activities like blogging.   With BlogLevel and TweetLevel, we can consider influence more holistically.  For example, it’s clear that blogs are more influential when their content is search-optimized and discussed in social media channels like Twitter, so those are metrics we’ve built into BlogLevel.”

These tools would definitely enables to run effective campaigns and to produce more intelligent reports for clients by knowing the exact thread-starter(influencer) and influentials.

Distinct Features of BlogLevel and TweetLevel

  • Distinct metrics for “idea starters” vs. “amplifiers”: BlogLevel and TweetLevel distinguish between people who are “idea starters”– the people who originate ideas or are first to surface news – and the “amplifiers”’ who spread other peoples’ ideas. Both are influential, but BlogLevel and TweetLevel recognize and emphasize their influence differently.
  • BlogLevel algorithm considers the discussions on other social media platforms and search optimization: Unlike other blog ranking tools, BlogLevel ranks importance by how much a post is discussed on Twitter and how optimized the blog’s content is for search.
  • Broadcast to engagement ratio: TweetLevel places higher rankings on people who engage in conversation and post relevant content as opposed to those who simply post their views.  TweetLevel analyzes every tweet to help communicators match their brands and issues with the right people, increasing the efficiency and relevance of influencer outreach and engagement efforts.

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Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Facebook Business Page, A New Social Media Marketing Tool

Facebook is steadily progressing to stay top in social networking media. With this view, they have created Facebook For Business Page. The main trick is to support the growing business people by providing a channel to connect potential prospects and to generate traffic.

The Facebook.com/Business page comprises with profile page, sponsored stories, Ads and Platform. It gives a step-by-step guideline to start and promote your business from a scratch. This is not a great move, but it is a good start. (Read More:Facebook intros free Every Phone App World Wide)

New users can create page to explore the benefits an also the existing users can find place for refurbishment.This would simply get you wide presence and the Ads will earn you dollars.Followed by Google's Google+ launch Facebook is very tensed to bring up renovations to their Facebook.
Google's Photovine and acquisition of Pitpatt for Face Recognition has shaken the basics of Facebook to implement video chat in association with Skype.(Read More: Google to launch Photovine new Photo Sharing Social Networking Application)

Just start your business expedition by connecting http://www.facebook.com/business

Facebook also made photo tagging more simpler.
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You may have noticed a box appearing on the right of your home page called "Photos are better with friends". This is a new way of telling you about features we have added to Facebook such as our Photo Tag Suggest. We showed this over 2.7 billion times to help people to learn about the feature and how they can control it.

Using Face recognition software they match your new photos to other photos you're tagged in. We group similar photos together and, whenever possible, suggest the name of the friend in the photos.You may either enable or disable it.


Just start your business expedition by connecting Facebook.com/Business

Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 to get Gingerbread in August?


Followed by swarm of rumors on Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 update for Ginger. A finalization step has been attained as the mobile maker on its facebook page reply confirms its arrival.Though the launch date cannot be exactly specifie but Xperia X10 will get Android 2.3probably in August, but not sure.
The exact info is as follows,

"The launch of the 2.3 software for X10 is getting closer, and the planned release date is approx. w30. The date could still be changed, since the launch is depending on operators approval. The software will be rolled out continuously, just like the earlier 2.1 release. The exact launch date is depending on market and operators approval, so it will unfortunately not be possible to give precise information on launch dates for each market/operator. You will get more information once the roll out has started."

So, let us keep our fingers-crossed to experience new features.


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Opera Software joins UTV Indiagames for HD Gaming by Opera Mini Speed Dial.

Here comes the exciting conglomeration of Opera Software and UTV India games to offer gaming content on pera Mini Speed Dial. The Opera mini users of India could explore all the products and games of the company through online where ever you move.

The Opera Mini buffs may access all premium quality products, games, puzzles and action to strategy at any time and anywhere. One may also view their favorite cine star avatar on movie-based mobile games offered by UTV Indiagames.
The shortcut will be available from this month through Speed Dial while the existing users could also upgrade this option to their Opera Mini and the shortcut will be added to their Speed Dial.DLF IPL Cricket, Pirates of the Caribbean and Cars 2 are some of the exciting high definition games that are easily accessible.

The free Opera Mini mobile browser is available for more than 3,000 mobile phone models. India occupies third place internationally for highest total number of Opera Mini users.

Sunday, 24 July 2011

Apple Mac OS X Lion Roars with 250+ New Features


OS X Lion is the next major release of OS X, the world’s most advanced desktop operating system. It includes over 250 new features that will transform how you interact with your Mac.  Tap, swipe, and scroll your way through your apps using fluid Multi-Touch gestures that make everything you do feel more natural and direct. Full-screen apps take advantage of every pixel of your display — perfect for reading email, surfing the web, or browsing photos. Launchpad gives you instant access to all the apps on your Mac in a stunning new layout where you can quickly find any app and open it with a single click. And Mission Control brings together Exposé, full-screen apps, Dashboard, and Spaces in one unified experience. With a gesture, your desktop zooms out, displaying a bird’s-eye view of everything running on your Mac and making it easy to navigate anywhere with a click.

Multi-Touch gestures
• Fluid and realistic animations make gestures feel natural and direct.
• Tap or pinch to zoom in on text and images.
• Swipe left or right to move from one page to another in an app or switch from one full-screen app to another.
• Swipe up to enter Mission Control.
• Pinch to access Launchpad.

Full-screen apps
• A new full-screen button takes an app window full screen.
• Run multiple full-screen apps at the same time.
• Switch between full-screen apps and your desktop with a gesture.
• Apps stay full screen when you switch to another app.
• OS X Lion includes full-screen Mail, Safari, Preview, iCal, FaceTime, Dashboard, Screen Sharing, and Photo Booth.

Mission Control
• Brings together Exposé, full-screen apps, Dashboard, and desktop spaces.
• Gives you a bird’s-eye view of everything running on your Mac, allowing you to navigate anywhere with a click.
• Exposé view shows all open windows on your desktop grouped by application.
• Create and organize desktop spaces in Mission Control.

Launchpad
• A new home for all the apps on your Mac.
• Apps downloaded from the Mac App Store automatically appear in Launchpad.
• Launchpad automatically adds pages to accommodate all your apps.
• Apps can be organized on multiple pages and grouped in folders.

Mail
• The widescreen layout displays the message list and selected email side by side in full-height columns.
• The favorites bar gives you one-click access to your favorite mail folders.
• Search suggestions dynamically present the best matches for your search.
• Search tokens help refine search results based on people, subjects, mailboxes, dates, and attachments.
• Conversations automatically groups related messages, displaying them in chronological order and hiding repetitive quoted text.

Other great Lion features
• Auto Save automatically saves your changes as you go, so you never have to worry about losing your work.
• Versions keeps a history of your document as you work and presents it in a timeline you can browse.
• Resume reopens an app exactly as you left it.
• AirDrop is the simplest way to send files to anyone around you, wirelessly — no setup or special settings required.
• Reading List in Safari lets you easily save web pages to read or browse later.

Some features require an Apple ID and/or compatible Internet access; additional fees and terms apply.

Some features require apps developed to work with Lion.

Gestures require a Multi-Touch trackpad or Magic Mouse (some gestures are not available on Magic Mouse).

AirDrop is supported on the following Mac models: MacBook Pro (late 2008 or newer), MacBook Air (late 2010 or newer), MacBook (late 2008 or newer), iMac (early 2009 or newer), Mac mini (mid 2010 or newer), Mac Pro (early 2009 with AirPort Extreme card and mid 2010 or newer).

Apple OS X Lion is available at Mac App Store in 20 different languages $29.99 with a size of 3.49 GB.

Friday, 22 July 2011

Invent With Nokia, Share & Get Pay For Your Innovative Ideas

Invent With Nokia is a new initiative that encourages people with great ideas for future products and services to come forward and let us know. If your idea is turned into a patent, then Nokia will pay you for it! Read on to find out how you can participate.


Having a great idea is one thing, but having that idea turned into a reality is often much more difficult, costly and time consuming and so ideas rarely come to fruition. What if you had a great idea for a future device, or a radical new feature or service? Nokia has today launched a new program that allows you to submit your ideas. Invent With Nokia is now open for ideas.


If you have a genuinely useful and innovative idea that could be turned into a product or service by Nokia – whether or not you are a full time inventor – imagine the feeling of having your vision realised by a company such as Nokia that can make it happen. To submit your idea you’ll need to register over at the site and provide us with non-confidential information about your idea or invention.

If your idea is accepted and a patent filed as a result, the financial rewards mean it should definitely be worth giving it a go and there could be further rewards if a product or service based on the invention is successful with consumers. In addition to the monetary rewards, you’ll also take your place in a hall of fame, giving you public recognition for your invention so everybody will know who you are.

While Nokia already has thousands of its own people thinking of new innovative ideas, by opening this initiative up to anyone across the globe means we should see some exciting new concepts. If you’ve got a practical idea, sign up at Invent With Nokia. We look forward to seeing some of these ideas become reality. Just don’t tell us what they are here, yet!




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Nokia Maps Extends to iOS And Anrodid Devices

The question for when would non Nokia devices would get Nokia Maps has come to an end. Nokia Maps is now available for iOS and Android devices. With HTML5 compatible browser your smartphone devices can experience various directions.

To be more elusive Nokia Maps is available for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad with iOS4 or Android phones with Android 2.2 and Android 2.3.Nokia's notion to bring in map service to all devices is still in progress.The developers are busy to give intuitive user-interface.(Read More:Nokia introduces Nokia X7 Full throttle Tournament in India)

With Nokia Maps Beta for mobile web on an iOS and Android device one can experience following aspects,
  • HTML5 support will show you where you are located on the map
  • One can find business, address, and places across the globe
  • Can get fastest destination spot route
  • Public transport lines and stops
  • Can share your favorite places with your friends via SMS, email, Facebook or Twitter
  • You can also get to know the places: all the essential information about a place are presented on one page (pictures, user reviews, popular travel guides description, contact information)

How to access Nokia Maps for iOS and Android Devices?

Just simply type maps.nokia.com in your mobile browser and you are in the NokiaMaps page!(Read More:Nokia's First Windows Phone 7 Sea Ray Video leaked!)

It is anticipated that even the Windows Phone 7 platform would also get interesting apps from Nokia. Though Nokia is seeking a downfall but they sway as the recognized gadget in India as per survey.(Read More:Microsoft Windows Server Solution Phone Connector for Windows Home Server 2011)

Thursday, 21 July 2011

HTC &Tata Docomo launches ChaCha @ Rs 15,990 with Dedicated Facebook Key and Freebies

HTC Corporation, a global leader in mobile innovation and design, and Tata DOCOMO, the GSM arm of Tata Teleservices Limited, today announced the launch of the HTC ChaCha in India. The HTC ChaCha features a dedicated Facebook button that allows you to share just about anything at a single touch.

The one-touch access to Facebook service has been integrated throughout the HTC Sense experience. The sleek, affordable yet feature-packed smartphone combines a 2.6-inch touch screen with a full QWERTY keypad.


Under the bundle offer, Tata DOCOMO 3G prepaid customers can avail 3GB free data valid for a period of 90 days whereas 1GB free data is offered free each month to postpaid customers across all 3G circles valid for 90 days. All 3G customers will also get 3 hour of free Mobile TV that includes data access charges valid for 90 days.

While Tata DOCOMO 2G prepaid customers can avail 3GB free data and 300 Tata to Tata local calling valid for a period of 90 days whereas 1GB free data and 100 minutes Tata to Tata calling is offered free each month for 3 months to postpaid customers across all 2G circles.

"At HTC, we have always strived to take mobility experience to newer levels and add multi dimensions to our devices. Featuring a dedicated Facebook button and one-touch Facebook access, the HTC ChaCha aims to make it simpler and convenient for its users to share and connect through their favourite social networking site," said Faisal Siddiqui, Country Manager, HTC India. "We are extremely pleased to launch the HTC ChaCha in India with Tata DOCOMO, and are positive that this social smartphone will garner a favorable response from Indian mobile phone users," he added.
Introducing new smart device for Tata DOCOCMO customers, Mr Sunil Tandon, Head - Mobility Services & Devices Management, Tata Teleservices Limited, said "Devices are an important element of the entire 3G ecosystem to drive penetration and increase the adoption of 3G services. Tata DOCOMO partners with various smart phone handset makers and is taking a conscious leap in co-promotion that is not only affordable but in-built with rich features and capabilities. In the recent past we launched HTC Desire & HTC Mozart for Tata DOCOMO customers across our circles of operation and going forward will continue to work together to bring innovative valued based products and services on GSM platform."

Stay connected with the smartphone for the Facebook generation - HTC ChaCha
The HTC ChaCha smartphone is designed to provide a seamless, social experience by enabling you to stay in touch with your friends anytime, anywhere. The unique tilt design shapes the display and physical QWERTY keyboard so it is easy to view and comfortable to type. The uniquely-styled spacious keyboard on the HTC ChaCha has been designed to make typing a breeze. Capture special moments in crisp details, using the 5-megapixel color camera with auto focus and LED flash. The phone is also equipped with a VGA front-facing camera. The ChaCha smartphone brings the Internet to your fingertips with a 2.6-inch, 480 x 320 resolution landscape touch screen.

The Facebook button on HTC ChaCha is context-aware, with options to share content or updates through Facebook with a single press of the button. You can update your status, upload a photo, share a Website, post what song you are listening to, 'check in' to a location and more through the dedicated Facebook button. For example, you can take a photograph of friends on your phone and upload it instantly to Facebook by simply pressing the button. Or let your friends know what song you're listening to by pressing the button while listening to music on the phone. The track is automatically identified and shared on Facebook.

The HTC ChaCha makes it simple to stay in touch with your friends using Facebook Chat on your phone and you can even chat with multiple friends on Facebook. Your Facebook messages and conversations appear as text messages, making it simpler for you to read and browse through them.

The new HTC ChaCha is powered by the latest Android operating system, and features HTC Sense to integrate Facebook throughout the HTC Sense experience. The latest updates from your Facebook account are displayed right on your home screen. The dialer screen on the phone tells you whether your Facebook friend's birthday is approaching. You can also use your phone's existing contacts to help you connect with them on Facebook or personalize your handset further.

Pricing & Availability
The new HTC ChaCha will be available at a Market Operating Price of Rs. 15, 990 at all authorized HTC resellers across the country.

Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Google Android 3.2 with Zoom Mode & Pixel Scale

Google officially makes Android Honeycomb 3.2 to go live. Android 3.2 contribute some handy features for both users and developers. Though it is not a major update but has introduced new compatibility Zoom Mode.

Android 3.2 compatibility zoom mode enable the users to view fixed apps on large screens. It is made possible by Pixel-scale alternative instead Standard UI.  They cannot support screens as large as they are running.

 But it delivers application in a small screen area and then scales the pixels to fill the current screen. The compatibility support is accessible from menu icon found on the system bar.

The new feature also includes a fine optimization technique that is applicable for wide range of tablet devices. And further provide Media Sync from SD card, where users can directly load media files from SD card to app that use them.

A system facility makes the files accessible to apps from the system media store. The new screen mode may not be applicable for all applications. Users can also keep Zoom mode in their control using ON/OFF.

The Android 3.2 gives extended API support for developers to manage screen support.  The new resource qualifiers and manifest attributes give developers a control over how apps displayed on different sizes.

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Maxx Mobiles unveils Maxx Super MX424 Big Battery Series Phone


Maxx Mobiles has launched Maxx Super MX424 ‘Big Battery Series’ phone in India. MX424 with 2200 mAh battery capacity is priced at Rs 2,727. This was rolled out to rope both rural and small town people who always long for high battery usage.

Especially it will be liked by youth since they may get higher talk time. It sounds to be budget-friendly and could offer extended battery life. Maxx Rave, Hexa, Buzz are already in the list while MX424 is launched after great response for their Big Battery Series.
Maxx Super MX424 Specifications

  • Dual SIM Phone
  • 2200 mAh Battery
  • 11 hrs to 17 hrs talk time
  • 460 hrs to 1150 hrs Standby time
  • Mp3 player (MP3/ AAC/ WAV formats)
  • Video player (3GPP/AVI/MP4 formats)
  • 2.4 inch TFT screen
  • 1.3 MP camera
  • LED Flash
  • Wireless FM
  • Dedicated keys for music and camera
  • 2.5mm audio jack
  • 8 GB expandable battery
  • Java platform
  • Twitter, Facebook, Google and Yahoo launcher applications
Maxx Super MX424 is available throughout India. So if you wish to have a lengthy conversation just try this stuff.

Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Nokia's First Windows Phone 7 Sea Ray Video leaked!

It is going to be an exciting video clip for Nokia fans. Yes, Nokia's first Windows Phone 7 'SeaRay' was caught accidentally when found on the floor. This 'super confidential' WP7 codenamed as 'SeaRay' look exactly as Nokia N9.

It runs on Windows Phone 7 Mango and may have some virtual buttons. This device is supposed to have additional hardware architecture. It is anticipated that it may come up with 8 megapixel Carl Zeiss lens.I hope it may come up with front-facing camera.

If you take a close watch at this video you may encounter a small aperture on the top right. If not then lets us wait for Samsung Galaxy S2. And I guess Nokia Sea Ray would be transferred through Vodafone.





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EAFT Technologies unveils MagicTile Marathon Tablet at Rs 29900

The Bangalore based product engineering company EAFT Technologies has launched MagicTile Marathon Tablet. This homegrown 3G enabled tablet is priced at Rs 29,900.They have projected this product to rope youngsters, who are 'Net Worms.'

Marathon boasts Android 2.2,NVIDIA Tegra 2X fast browser,Multi-touch capacitive screen,3G connectivity, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth® 2.1, USB 2.0, 1080p video playback, Flash 10.1LCD and over 8 hours of continuous battery life.

The company claims that the product may carry out multi-tasking without slowing down the system speed.And you may also have access to e-book,internet, mail, watch movies, play music, social networking and games.
The EAFT App store has You Tube Aggregator, Weather, Word Puzzle, Sudoku, Shopping list, Scribe, Number jumble,  periodic table, nGadget, Google books, NPTEl, Indian festival Calendar and logarithm table.


MagicTile – Marathon Specifications

  • 10.1” LCD Touch Display
  • Capacitive Multi-touch Screen
  • 1024x600 Maximum Resolution
  • Tegra2 @ 1 GHz and 512 MB RAM
  • Android 2.2 Operating System
  • Capacitive Touch Screen type
  • Storage Capacity Upto 16GB
  • Battery Back-up 8 hrs
  • 3G Data Only
  • 802.11 b/g wireless Wireless Connection
  • 1080p HD Video Support
  • 1.3 MP Camera
  • Micro SD for storage expansion
  • Built in Stereo speakers and earphone jack
  • 1 USB 2.0 Slot
  • HDMI port
  • 3.5 mm earphone
  • Docking Port
  • EAFT AppStore
  • Built on SoftToyzTM
  • Remote Management (Optional)
  • Multiple App Stores including Android Market support
  • 3D User Interface
  • Package Includes 16GB card, Charger, earphone and Hungama voucher
 Advantages of Marathon

  • 10.1 inch LCD
  • Educational and entertainment content
  • Full 8hours of rich media playback and a 14 hour standby.
  • Find friends or use auto-match to play multiplayer  
  • Full-size album view
  • Office App, Gooogle map
  • Unified inbox, split-screen view, and expansive onscreen multi touch keyboard
  • 1080p High Definition Video Playback
  • Access to more than 100,000 apps on the Android Store
Disadvantages of Marathon
  • Hefty Price tag
  • Android OS could have been an updated version
  • Multitasking with NVIDIA Tegra 2 Processor?
  • Poor Camera just 1.3 MP


But any how we should be proud to get a tablet from Indian company. Though Olive telecommunications have launched but EATF claims MagicTile Marathon as the finest product.

Let us see whether this product would compete with Apple iPad.

Sunday, 17 July 2011

Microsoft Windows Server Solution Phone Connector for Windows Home Server 2011

It is really a good news for people Windows Home Server 2011 and Windows Phone 7. Yes, Microsoft has released Windows Phone 7 Connector to customize your home, business and server virtually. You may just access them through Windows Phone 7 phone.

The Windows Server Solution Phone Connector features Alerts, Device access, User account access,Media, Music, Photos, Videos and Live Tile application.

This plugin is also found compatible with Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials, and Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 Essentials.

Just learn about the details of app here,
 
Alerts:

After you complete the authentication steps for the server, an alerts listing launches on the phone. This feature brings the Alert Viewer from the server to the phone. If an alert is displayed as white, it is active and included in the alert count. If an alert is dimmed, the alert is disabled, and it is not included in the alert count. You can click on any alert item to view the full alert text, just as on a computer. Contextual menu options include enabling or disabling an alert, and performing a repair action if one was assigned to this alert.
Devices:
The devices panorama enables you to:
  • View details about all computers that are connected to the server (Windows or Mac).
  • View the backup status that every device last reported to the server.
  • Start or stop a backup for any computer or the server (from the contextual menu).
Users
The users panorama enables you to perform basic user management tasks, including:
  • View user account details.
  • Enable or disable a user account.
  • Change a user account password.
Disabling a user account from your phone is the same as disabling the account by using the dashboard on a computer. The user’s access to Remote Web Access, the phone application, and any server resources are turned off. You can re-enable a user account after it is disabled.
Media
The media panorama is not available on Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials. It is available on Windows Home Server 2011 and Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 Essentials only.
The media panorama lets you discover and view streams of media elements that you stored on your server in appropriate shared folders. For example, if you do not place a song in the music share, it will not be discoverable by using the phone application. Subfolders are recognized.
Music
MP3 songs that are not protected by digital rights management are streamed directly from the server to your phone. Album art is also transported. Your library is searchable and can be organized in different views to help you find what you want.
It is not possible to stream music while tethered to a computer and connected to a Microsoft Zune® application.
Photos
With the photos panorama, you can:
  • Discover all .png and .jpg images that are stored in the Pictures shared folder and subfolders on the server.
  • Open a picture full-screen to view it on the phone.
  • Save a copy of the picture to the phone using its original dimensions and resolution (to be viewed later in the built-in Pictures hub of any Windows Phone 7 phone).
  • Take a picture with the phone’s camera and upload it to the server.
  • Upload any picture that is stored in the Pictures hub of the phone to the server.
Videos
The videos panorama allows you to discover and view videos that are stored on your server in the Videos shared folder. Subfolders are recognized. Even though videos may be discoverable by this feature, not all formats can be streamed. The server and Windows Phone 7 prohibit the ability to create and accept streams from certain formats.
For details about which video formats can be streamed from the server and accepted by the phone, see Supported Media Codecs for Windows Phone.
Accounts
With the account panorama, you can:
  • Change the application settings. At this time, the opt-in for Live Tile support is the only setting available.
  • Log out of the current user account and select a different account.
  • Launch the about screen. You can review the license terms, privacy statement, and version number of your application.
Live Tile
If you pin the Live Tile application to the home screen of your Windows Phone 7, you can see a variety of at-a-glance information without launching the application (see Figure 6). An opt-in using the settings menu is required. For more information, see the Accounts section.
The at-a-glance information includes:
  • Count and type of network health alerts
  • Percentage of storage use on your main disk
  • Name of the server that is sending this information
The server that sends Live Tile updates does not need to correspond to the server that is set for auto-logon. After enabling Live Tile support, it can take up to 30 minutes for the Microsoft Push-Notification Service to start updating your Live Tile.
 The server side plug-in can be downloaded from http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=214671 , and Windows Phone 7 Application from Zune market place through PC or by phone and search for My Home Server

For detailed information just connect http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh319881.aspx.

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Saturday, 16 July 2011

Google Minus pings about who ditched you out from Google+ Circle

Google is competing to escalate high in social networking arena. This is confirmed by it new Google Plus project.Google+ is not a new concept by launched to defeat its rival Facebook. Even it was stated that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has more fan follows in Google +.

This implies that Mark is marching to unveil new alterations to defeat Google. But it was estimate that Google+ may cross 20 million users by this weekend. When you are enrolled to Google Plus you may get notification immediately.

But can you identify if someone remove you from circle? Yes, we can.Aaron Frost has developed Google Minus,a browser extension will let you know the person who remove you from Google+ circle.On installation of Kynetx to your web browser you will get a pop-up message when anyone expel you out.

It is found that Google Minus is compatible with Google Chrome, firefox and Safari.Prior to that you have to create an account in Kynetx website to validate your Facebook or Google account. Once if it is done you may install Kynetx app including Google Minus.


Google- gives developers to utilize and create apps. And further it gives additional functionality.Aaron Frost said that you may get new exciting features in future.

Google is rocking with 13% increase in profit and tops the chart of UK share with 92%. And Larry Page has called for business venture through Google Plus.

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LG Optimus Pro & LG Optimus Net Cheap Social Networking Phones launch in India?

It sounds to be a great news for social network fans. As LG is set to launch LG Optimus Pro and LG Optimus Net. They are completely powered by Android and most importantly priced to be cheap phones. If it is social networking phone then it should have high-speed processors?

I hope it is the best gadget for business people. And it look close to Black Berry mobile phone.The LG Optimus Pro technical specifications may carry,
  • 2.8 inch capacitive screen
  • Full QWERTY Keyboard
  • 3 megapixel camera
  • 800MHz processor
  • HSDPA connectivity
  • 1500mAh battery
  • Android 2.3 Gingerbread
  • WiFi, Bluetooth and GPS.
  • 150 MB Memory for Applications Installation. The LG Optimus Pro C660 is anticipated to be priced at  179 €.  LG Optimus Net may carry same specifications as that of  Pro but differ by 3.2 inch screen display.And it  may couple dedicated keys for e-mail and planning. They may be first unveiled in Europe and followed by 30 countries.
    Any how the Indian price of LG Optimus Pro may be around Rs 10000 to 13000. This is really a tough time for HTC Smartphones!

    Let us wait and catch its ability whether it may give decent access to Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Photovine?


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Friday, 15 July 2011

Google to launch Photovine new Photo Sharing Social Networking Application


Google set to project sizzling hot photo sharing application, Photovine.  Photovine sounds to be a photo sharing software service program. It is predicted that the users can customize the themes and could share among the circle.

This computer software is dedicated for communication services including visual image transformation and data transfer through telecom, wireless, internet, information services and data networks. The new Google Photo sharing social network can be accessed only based on invitations.

The news was leaked earlier when the company applied for trademark on June 7. And also the information has leaked that Google own the Photovine.com where you can have fun by meeting the people from Matthew Gibson.

Google Photovine is a new step and its acquisition plan started from 2004 by roping Picasa photo sharing services. This clearly demonstrates that Google is processing to top the chart in social networking services and sites.
We shall wait and see whether Google would integrate Photovine with Google+ or not. And I doubt whether Google may acquire Apple iCloud Services too or roll out plans to beat it.
For now, let us watch the gimmicks and simultaneously poke for any Facebook new releases. I have applied to join Photovine and received mail from Photovine team as,

Hi Vishnupriya,
Thanks for your interest in Photovine! We've received your email and added it to our wait list. We'll be slowly rolling-out invites starting later this month. We're very excited about Photovine and can't wait for you to join us!
Thanks again for signing up and for your patience while we distribute invites.
Cheers,
The Photovine Team