Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Microsoft Launches Windows 8

Say hello to Windows 8, Microsoft’s next-generation operating system.
Microsoft is unveiling the new OS at its Build Conference in Anaheim, Calif. The OS, a complete rebuild of Microsoft’s flagship product, is designed to work with both tablets and PCs.

Gallery: Windows 8

The iPhone 5 still isn’t announced yet, but we already have an iPhone 6 rumor

The rumor about a future iPhone having a curved glass display was first pinned on the iPhone 5, but now it is looking like the curved glass display may not make it's debut until the iPhone 6, or whatever Apple decides to call it.
Are you tired of hearing the endless rumors about the possible iPhone 5 launch next week? Then you are in luck since we have a rumor about the iPhone 6 or whatever the generation of iPhone coming out next year will be called. It is said that the iPhone 6 will have a curved glass display, and that Apple has already found the companies to make the glass displays for the iPhone 6 and next-generation iPad.
We first heard the curved glass display rumor in May, but at that time they were centered on the iPhone 5. As other rumors started coming in about every possible detail it seems unlikely that the next iPhone will have a curved display. Current rumors have two different models being announced, one that very closely matches the iPhone 4, and another slim-wedge shaped high end phone.
There are other devices currently on the market with curved displays, so the iPhone 6 screen most likely won’t be something we have never seen before. One example of a phone with a curved display would be Samsung Nexus S which has a “contoured” screen to better fit the users face when making a call.
We are not able to tell at this point in what way Apple may be planning to curve the glass display. It could be a convex or concave style that would look drastically different than the current iPhone 4 model that is about as straight as a phone can get.
It does seem a little early to be reporting on iPhone 6 rumors, but we love our iPhone rumors so it’s never too soon to start warming up the rumormill.

Amazon Kindle, Wi-Fi, DX, 3G

Book lovers around the world are enjoying the luxury of being able to carry 3,500 books with them wherever they go, thanks to Amazon’s Kindle e-reader. Kindle is sleek, stylish and lighter than paperback. You can choose from among millions of books including best sellers, get free or buy at extremely low prices, download using Wi-Fi and start reading within seconds.
Amazon Kindle
For business executives, Kindle helps you carry all your documents with its value added .pdf reader. For those who would like to listen to a story, Kindle offers Read-to-Me which converts English text into speech. Audio books are also available at and are read by world-class narrators. In U.S. there are hundreds of ‘Kindle Libraries’ from where you can borrow a book using a ‘library card’.
Besides, share your purchases with your friends using ‘Kindle Book Lending’ where you can lend books to other Kindle users for a period of 14 days.
Kindle supports some of the latest technologies, which makes your reading experience real. High contrast E Ink Screen with Pearl Technology which displays sharper, clearer text allows you to read like real paper with no glare even in bright sunlight. Fast and quiet page turn buttons help you read seamlessly without disturbing others around you. Several text sizes and new fonts give you the flexibility to adjust it according to your convenience.
Having once downloaded your books and fully charging your Kindle Reader, you can use it for up to 30 hours without the need to recharge.
Built-in Wi-Fi helps you connect to your network at home and Wi-Fi hotspots at public places. Now Kindle DX is available with 3G letting you download books, journals, music and podcasts on the go. With prices varying from $139 to $379 depending on screen sizes of 6″ and 9.7″, you can choose one that fits your budget and pocket.
Amazon’s latest product the Kindle Tablet based on Google’s Android platform is slated to be launched in September 2011.

Mark Zuckerberg Life's Timeline [PICS] !!

Baby Days
Born in 1984, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg grew up in Dobbs Ferry, New York, the son of a dentist and a psychiatrist who left her profession to work in her husband's office.

Dressed to Impress
Zuckerberg's father describes his son, seen here at 5 years old, as "strong-willed and relentless."

Zuckerberg, a high school fencing star, gives a lesson to the son of Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook's COO.

First Click for Newspaper
Mark Zuckerberg , "I think this was the first time any newspaper ever sent a photographer to take my picture. It was for The Crimson right after we launched in February 2004."

Mark's Love For Shorts
This is a snapshot from a TV interview. She was so upset that Mark showed up in mesh shorts. A year later when she interviewed him again, He was wearing the same mesh shorts.

Family Business
In this 2006 photo, the Facebook founder poses with his older sister Randi, the company's head of consumer marketing and social-good initiatives.

The Facebook Team
Zuckerberg poses with some of his deputies at Antonio's Nut House in Palo Alto, a popular staff hangout: Chamath Palihapitya,  Mike Schroepfer, Jonathan Heiliger, Chris Cox.

Dinner with President 
President Barack Obama and Zuckerberg talk before a private meeting where Obama dined with technology business leaders in Woodside, California, February 17, 2011, with Steve Jobs, Barack Obama, Art Levinson and Eric Schmidt.

Timeline : Story of Your Life on a single page
At F8  Zuckerberg said, We wanted to design a place that feels like your home.

Do you like Mark's Timeline?  Let us know in comments!!

Vodafone 555 Blue Facebook Phone

Dubbed as another Facebook phone, like HTC’s ChaCha, the Vodafone Blue 555 seems to be designed to cater to just the hardcore FB fans and no one else. Being far more affordable than HTC’s smartphone, this Java-based handset offers a USP that really isn’t for everyone. But, will it nevertheless appeal to the Facebook fans? Here’s a closer look to help you clarify that.

Form Factor
The Vodafone Blue 555 is not quite unlike any other QWERTY-enabled handset. It’s lightweight, but a tad on the bulky side. The Silver and White coloration gives it a catchy look. The 2.4-inch display sports a 320 x 240 pixel resolution and it’s easily visible in all ambient lighting conditions. Vodafone has gone with an optical track pad system for navigation that also includes a couple of menu buttons on either sides, followed by separate call take and call end keys at the extreme ends. The keypad buttons may seem a little too close together, but will take no longer than a couple of minutes to get used to. The soft-raised keys make for comfortable typing. Quick access keys to the camera and Facebook functions enhance the functionality of the design.

A 3.5mm handsfree socket is placed at the top of the handset with a cool blue volume rocker on one side and a micro USB port on the other for PC connectivity and charging. A microSD (supports up to 16GB) hot swap slot is available under the rear panel just below the SIM card slot.
Vodafone branded
Vodafone branded

With strict regard to the design, the Vodafone 555 is quite well-balanced and offers a comfortable form for typing and overall usage.

Features and Performance
Unlike HTC’s ChaCha that has a smartphone OS backing it up making it much more versatile compared to the 555, this device will still manage to cater to almost all facets of Facebook-ing that a fan can think of. The entire UI and functionality of the handset has been customized to the Facebook way of life from the theme to the various apps and features incorporated. The touch sensitive navigation system is relatively easy to manage, but it isn’t the most responsive or speedy.
Easy access right from your desktop
Easy access right from your desktop

The dedicated Facebook button can be assigned to any one of 5 preset options available via the settings. You can update your profile right from the desktop and the messages section neatly integrates your text messages, emails and Facebook mails into one space while segregating them with tabs. The contacts section allows you to view all of your FB contacts’ information with the option of adding more details. The 555 allows you to merge your FB contacts with those stored on your handset. A shortcut bar is also available on the desktop that allows you to assign contacts or apps to it for quick access. It's quite handy.
Simple and very FB-centric menus
Simple and very FB-centric menus

Essentially, every aspect of the UI is directed toward connecting you to your Facebook account, from the Search option, a dedicated FB chat app, and the calendar app that also lists all your friends' birthdays as on FB. Oddly though, there’s no option to upload an image to FB via the camera or the photo gallery directly. The way to do this is to go to your profile page, click on the options tab and then select 'Take or Insert a picture'. You can, however access your Facebook photo albums and download images from there for wallpapers, etc. 

On the whole though, the layout of the interface is quite average in terms of speed and accessing apps. 

The 555’s music player is loud, but not really too strong on the quality. Irrespective of the earphones that were used to test it, overall quality was not impressive. EQ presets are available, but don’t prove to be too effective in controlling quality. There was always a significant amount of distortion audible and even more recognizable with the EQs switched off. Although you won’t see it, the Blue 555 does have a video player. Via the Apps section, you can access your videos from the file manager and if supported (MP4 and 3GP low res) files will play from there. The FM radio that's available from the Music menu worked out quite well providing decent reception in most places. It also features a record function. 


Form FactorBar
Screen Resolution320 x 240
Number of Colours256K
Input TypeQWERTY Keypad
Screen TypeTFT
Screen Size2.4
ProcessorMTK 6235
Speed200 MHz
Maximum capacity16
Memory TypemicroSD
Extendable MemoryYes
Sensor Resolution2MP
Camera Features
Resolution1600 x 1200
Optical zoomNo Information
Video resolution / frame rateNo Information
Front facing cameraNo Information
Video RecorderYes
Digital ZoomNo Information
Audio connector3.5mm
Audio Features
FM RadioYes
2GGSM 900 / 1800 Mhz
Dual Sim SupportNo
WAP EnabledYes
Connection Options
USB ConnectorYes
OSNo Information
VersionNo Information
Type of Camera
Talk Time with Standard Battery180
Standby Time with Standard Battery324
Dimensions61.1 x 12 x 110 mm
WeightNo Information
Music PlayerYes
Music FormatMP3/eAAC+/WMA
Email and Messaging
Email ClientYes
Type of Email Account SupportIM
Additional Features
Dual BandYes
Tri BandNo
Java TypeMIDP 2.0
Quad BandNo

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