Archive for the 'Tips-n-Tricks' Category

by Vishaal S Shah
on Mar 23rd, 2009

Download Apple Safari 4: Fastest Browser

Safari 4Now you can download the latest Apple Safari 4 web browser. Launching its latest beta version, Apple calls it the world’s fastest web browser for Mac and Windows computers.

Apple Safari 4 powered by the new Nitro JavaScript engine claims to execute JavaScript 30 times faster than IE 7 and 3 times faster than Firefox 3; it loads HTML web pages 3 times faster than IE 7 or Firefox 3.

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Google Latitude
Google launched its much-anticipated location-tracking service, Latitude, which uses the GPS hardware found in smart phones to pinpoint your position on a map and share that information with your friends. The where about can be tracked on a Google map using it’s My Location feature, either from a handset or from a personal computer. Besides the friend’s locations in Latitude you can also get in touch via SMS, Google Talk, Gmail, or by updating your status message.

With Google Latitude, you can:

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by Vishaal S Shah
on Jan 12th, 2009

Connect. Share. Converse. At work. Online.

Yammer - Connect & ShareRight from the cubicles in Bangalore to the macs in France, if you have a team spread nationally or internationally and would like them to stay in touch – Viola – Yammer is here.

If Linkedin is to the corporate social networking, then Yammer is to corporate social Twittering.

The brain child of company called Geni, this simple, easy to use tool works well for internal corporate communications. Working like a discussion board that allows employees the space to post a status update, ask a question, shares news, links, opinions, and information. Translating into better productivity for your company at the end of the day.

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by Vishaal S Shah
on Dec 30th, 2008

Top 10 Gadgets of 2008

Imagine this.

A chair that is engineered to understand your body.

A gorgeously designed handset that lets you carry the world in your pocket.

A gigantic 50 inches of laser powered television that helps you save the world.

Sounds like gadgets straight out of a James Bond movie? Well, we are actually talking about the top 10 gadgets of 2008 that have wooed the world with its style, functionality, design sensibility and performance.

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WordpressThe new WordPress 2.7 is launched and they are on lookout for icon designers to create new icons which blend with the new ’smooth’ look. They are looking for qualified professional icon designers with a portfolio to show off. Email them with why you want to design the icons, and include a link to your portfolio.

Wordpress Icons The icons are required for the main navigation sections, plus a matching pair of list/excerpt view icons for the table screens like Edit Posts. That’s a total of 13, and for the navigation icons they need a larger size for use in the screen headers.

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Google Mobile T-Mobile has launched the first phone based on Google-backed Android operating system. This is the first ‘Google Phone’. The handset itself has been manufactured by HTC. The hardware device is by HTC. It’s the software that’s powered by Android.  It’s called G1, and the carrier is T-Mobile.

This new Google Phone – Android HTC Device is going to be a 3G phone with slider keyboard, GPS, Wifi-web browsing feature & Touch-screen.

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Compatibility Pack MS Office

Are you wondering on how to open a Microsoft Word 2007 file in your older version of Microsoft Office 2000, Office 2003 or Office XP? Then read on.

To fix up this problem you need to carry the “Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack” for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 2007 File Formats on your USB pen drive. The application is easy to install and helps you when a critical presentation or document fails to open in an older MS Office version.

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Cuil Search EngineA new search engine called Cuil has been launched and claims to index over 120 billion web pages. Google says the first Google index in 1998 had 26 million pages, by 2000 they crossed the billion marks and now Google is indexing over a trillion pages! Considering a new search engine indexes 120 billion pages is impressive indeed.

But will it deliver the accurate and in depth search results that Google is famous for. With Ex-Googlers behind Cuil, it surely promises to be a good search tool. Sporting the same clean look with no advertising, Cuil challenges the biggest search engine Google in the search engine game.

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by Malay Shah
on Jul 21st, 2008

New Feature in Google Keyword Tool

Google AdWords has added search volume statistics to its Keyword Tool. Non-AdWords publishers can use this Keyword tool to generate and refine relevant keywords that best suits a publisher’s business, product or service. These keywords can then be added into the publishers’ campaign.

With search volume data availability, AdWords publishers can easily estimate the number of search queries that matched the publishers’ campaign keywords when users performed searches on Google and its search network. The search volume data provides better insight into particular keywords’ monthly and average search volumes as compared to previous keyword tool.

Link: https://adwords.google.com/select/KeywordTool

by Malay Shah
on Jul 21st, 2008

Apple iPhone 3G – Review

Apple IPhone 3GOver the weekend, Apple sold one million 3G iPhones across the 21 countries in which it is available. The Apps Store also saw 10 million apps downloaded in the same time period. We can’t say this is a surprise… but it is sweet to see. Many people were able to get a hold of an iPhone 3G over the weekend and reviews has started to show up around blogosphere. Most of the reviews are favorable toward the phone but does raise concern over weak battery life when 3G data connection is enabled.

If you know what you’re looking for, the fastest way to get it is to enter keywords in the search field. To download an app, simply touch and hold the Install key. The phone will ask for your iTunes password, and then will automatically load the app. If the app maker charges a fee, the amount will be charged to your iTunes account.

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