Wednesday, January 5, 2011
HTC India along with Cellular service provider TATA DOCOMO has announced the new Mozart handset with Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 mobile operating system. Mozart is the first HTC handset to sport an 8 megapixel camera with Xenon Flash, and comes with Dolby Mobile certification.
Features of HTC Mozart:
* HTC Mozart comes with Windows Phone 7 mobile operating system.
* 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8250 CPU with 576MB RAM and 512MB ROM
* 8GB internal storage
* The Windows Phone 7 will let you enjoy the new Hub and Tile interfaces to interact with different menus like Photos, People, Music & Video, Games and Office.
* 3.7-inch WVGA touchscreen display
* High fidelity audio with the Dolby Mobile and SRS Surround Sound certifications.
* 8 Megapixel camera that comes with Xenon Flash and is capable of recording 720p HD video.
HTC Mozart will be available with an exclusive Special Data Offer for TATA DOCOMO subscribers and is priced for India at Market Price of Rs. 27,000/-.
AVG anti-virus can protect your computer during surfing,searching, and social networking.
Thousands of people around the globe use AVG anti virus free edition for their basic online activities. Whether it's surfing the internet, conducting web searches, or simply keeping up with friends on social networking sites.
AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2011 allows you to:
1. Stay protected on social networks with AVG Social networking protection.
2. Surf and Search with confidence AVG Link scanner's real time protection.
3. Enjoy a faster running PC AVG Smart Scanning works while you're away and runs in low priority mode when you run.
4. Stay up to date with the latest threat information from the AVG Community protection network and AVG protective cloud technology.
Micromax Andro A60 is here in this list simply because of its price. It is the cheapest Android phone available in India. If you are a Geek on a budget and really want to buy an android phone to play around with it, by installing apps and tweaking the settings, this one is for you. Biggest drawback is its’ 2.8 inch resistive touch screen, which is mediocre when it comes to touch and type.
Price Range: Rs. 6000 - 6,500
2. Samsung Galaxy 3 i5801
Samsung Galaxy 3 is a higher version of Galaxy 5. It comes with 3.2″ capacitive touchscreen and multi touch. It has Android 2.1 with TouchWiz 3.0 UI. Processor is 667MHz and there is 256MB RAM
. Biggest drawback of this phone is the low display resolution and poor sunlight legibility. Overall Galaxy 3 is a decent smart phone at a decent price.
Price Range: Rs. 11,000 - 11,750
3.Sony Ericsson XPERIA X10 Mini Pro
Sony Ericsson has also adopted Android but not as openheartedly as other manufacturers. This is why when everyone has moved on to Android 2.1 and above, Sony is still stuck with dated and customized Android OS v1.6 with Timescape UI. This is premium compact phone with 2.55" capacitive touchscreen and a slider qwerty keypad. If you are a geek and want an Android phone, don’t even think about this. This seems to be targeted for ladies who would like a sleek and small phone with a decent looks and glossy UI.
Price Range: Rs. 15,000 - 15,300
4.Samsung Galaxy S I9000
Samsung Galaxy S is easily one of the best Android phones you can lay your hands on. It comes with a brilliant 4″ 16M-color Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen which is just amazing and Android OS v2.1 with TouchWiz 3.0 UI customization. It runs super fast because of 1GHz Hummingbird Processor and 512 MB of RAM. It is capable of 720p HD recording. It also comes bundled with Swype predictive text input which makes typing on touch screen really fast and accurate.
Price Range: Rs. 27,000 - 28,000
HTC Desire, the top in line product from HTC is the ultimate Android Smartphone. If you cannot buy Google’s Nexus One, because it not available in you country, you can buy this. It’s the twin of Nexus One (which is also manufactured by HTC). It has a 3.7″ 16M-color capacitive AMOLED touchscreen and Android OS v2.1 with kinetic scrolling and pinch zooming. It runs on Qualcomm Snapdragon 1 GHz processor making it one of the fastest phones available. Only drawback is the poor video quality on recording.
Samsung has sold 1 million Galaxy Tab tablet devices worldwide just two months after putting it on sale outside the U.S., and all four major wireless U.S. carriers starting sales in mid-November.
The larger 9.7-inch screen Apple iPad tablet hit the 1 million sold mark just one month after going on sale in April. Nonetheless, the Samsung sales results show that the Android-based, 7-inch touchscreen of the Galaxy Tab is indeed popular as well.
The Thanksgiving holiday likely helped spur sales in the U.S., although Samsung has not revealed sales figures for specific regions. A Samsung spokesperson confirmed that global sales had reached the 1 million sales.
Individual carriers recently said they were encouraged by Galaxy Tab sales, but did not reveal any specific figures.
Thursday, December 2, 2010
Marie Claire launched its own iPad app Thursday, making its last six issues available to owners of the device.
The July to November issues are mere PDF scans of the print version of the magazine. The December issue is likewise primarily a PDF edition of the magazine, but but it adds a few additional features that make it far more interesting (and thus, worth writing about), such as a “living” (i.e. video) cover of actor Emma Watson, embedded behind-the-scenes video, a short film, an interactive quiz, 360-degree rotations of certain items and streaming music clips.
In terms of design and engagement, it’s not even close to the likes of Wired, Esquire or Martha Stewart Living, but the additions are nevertheless well done.
I especially enjoyed Editor-in-Chief Joanna Coales’s video address to the reader, which was so much more personable and engaging than the typical’s editor letter, and a short film entitled “The Suitcase,” which beautifully combines advertisers’ clothing with a light narrative to create new kind of fashion spread.
The December issue is available for $3.50 through the Marie Claire app [iTunes link]. Subscriptions are available for $10 per year through the app.
The world's favourite social networking website, Facebook has launched a new messaging service, which allows the users to communicate with people outside the social network.
The new messaging system will provide a '@facebook.com' e-mail address to users. The new system will integrates all web and text-based communications and works directly in the Facebook page.
Texts, email or instant messages will all come into one 'feed' or 'social inbox' and users can respond in any way they want. Users can respond to messages via an instant message or email.
The entire conversation histories will be stored in Inbox, which users can check at any time. Now Facebook users can connect with other people with e-mail or messaging other than the current system of posting messages on profile page and internal messaging service.
"This is not an email killer. This is a messaging systemthat includes email as one part of it," said Zuckerberg, Facebook CEO.
"Maybe we can help push the way people do messaging more towards this simple, real time, immediate personal experience. Email is still really important to a lot of people. We think this simple messaging is how people will shift their communication," he added.
"We really want to enable people to have conversations with the people they care about," Facebook's director of engineering Andrew Bosworth said.
The new service will be rolled out in coming months for Facebook's 500 million plus users with a @facebook.com address.
The new e-mail service will be a threat to internet giant Google's mail service Gmail and Yahoomail.
The US space agency NASA has plans to build a Hypersonic jet that would enable passengers to fly from London to New York in just 45 minutes!
The craft would travel at an incredible five times the speed of sound, reaching Mach 5, which when you compare it to the iconic jet Concorde that completed its first supersonic flight in 1969 flying at twice the speed of sound, Mach 2, these are phenomenal speeds!
Scientists at NASA are planning to spend $15 million (9.25 million) over the coming three years to finalise the project and although the aircraft is designed with the purpose of flying in space, if it were to be considered for commercial passenger flights it could see travelling times drastically cut for example; passengers flying from New York to Sidney, Australia, could see their journey reduced from the current time of 21 hours to a mere two and a half hours.
The NASA Aeronautics 2010 proposal states: “Space access launch vehicles must be lightweight, fully reusable and easily maintained if low-cost access to space is to be achieved.”
Game4u is offering some exciting discounts on games, gaming consoles and accessories this Diwali. Here are some of the offers that you can avail of right now:
1. Purchase a Gaming Console and get 10% OFF on next purchase of Games/Peripheral for that console
2. Buy a PS3/Xbox360 Get an HDMI cable free worth INR 999 (cannot be clubbed with above offer)
3. Buy X360 4 GB Arcade or 250 GB Elite and get 5% OFF on Kinect Pre-order/10% OFF on Kinect Games Pre-order (cannot be clubbed with above offer)
4. Buy Coloured PSP and get a FREE Crystal Case / 10% off on 4gb & 8 gb Memory Card (cannot be clubbed with above offer)
5. Buy any Razer product and get 5% OFF on next purchase of PC Games / Razer Product
6. Get 10% OFF on purchase of PSP Games worth INR 2499 or more using this discount code: DC89D5PHP9QF5398J during checkout
7. Get 10% OFF on purchase of PS3 Games worth INR 3999 or more using this discount code: DC7AC5ED5C2FPA9J3 during checkout
8. Get 10% OFF on purchase of PC Games worth INR 1499 or more using this discount code: DCTGHPEVECQDEA95U during checkout
9. Get 5% OFF on purchase of Nintendo DS Games worth 2999 or more using this discount code: DC1ZDEPZENGFPUC9Z during checkout
10. Get 10% OFF on purchase of PS2 Games worth 1499 or more using this discount code: DCTGHPEVECQDEA95U during checkout
11. Get 10% OFF on purchase of Wii Games worth 3999 or more using this discount code: DC7AC5ED5C2FPA9J3 during checkout
12. Get 10% OFF on purchase of Xbox 360 Games worth 3499 or more using this discount code: DCE8E5PSP9I2EA93H during checkout
And if that’s not enough you can always head to our Deals4u section to get some awesome deals.
USA TODAY's Jefferson Graham interviews Google engineer Matt Cutts on how to get your site to the top of Google with 5 basic, common sense SEO tips. Matt Cutts guests on the USA TODAY Talking Tech web video show.
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has sold 12% of his stake in the tech giant in a transaction worth over $1.3 billion.
According to a filing with the SEC, Ballmer has sold 49.3 million Microsoft shares over the last three days, bringing his total ownership to 358.9 million shares, or approximately 4.2% of the company. Essentially, he sold 12% of his shares at a price between $26 and $28.
Knowing that the media would notice such a large transaction, Ballmer posted a statement on Microsoft’s website, saying that he sold $1.3 billion in Microsoft shares for financial diversification and tax planning.
Here is Ballmer’s statement:
“Even though this is a personal financial matter, I want to be clear about this to avoid any confusion. I am excited about our new products and the potential for our technology to change people’s lives, and I remain fully committed to Microsoft and its success.”
He additionally stated that he intends to sell more shares — up to 75 million — before the end of the year. That means he could potentially sell 25 million more shares of the company.
Perhaps by coincidence, Microsoft co-founder and chairman Bill Gates also sold 1 million of shares, worth approximately $27.2 million.