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The fact remains that Web is full of free website hosting services. There are number of hosting services on the web, and they are keen to provide free website hosting services for the eager ones. There was a time when free website hosting services was quite popular among the website owners.

Free Web Hosting

Free Web Hosting

Imagine, the extent of possible savings for a website owner, as the owner doesn’t have to shell even a single pie from the coffers, and the hosting is done free of cost.However, with the advent of cheap web hosting services, free website hosting services had gone out of the window. Still, free web hosting services remains a top catch for someone who has a low budget for his web ventures. There are many free web site promotion activities possible with free web hosting services. More importantly, you need to understand your site, and choose proper free web hosting services.

It’s important that the chosen hosting services do provide you with free website tools. Though, you won’t get all the required tools for building your website, but significantly, some of the free website hosting services has known to give enough free website tools to build your own website.Some of the free hosting services even go down to the extent of helping you to point the web address to the chosen domain name, and nevertheless, that are a handy free website tool.
The most significant criteria while choosing a free website hosting services is the bandwidth. Take pains to find the bandwidth such would offer you. In case, your free web site is provided with limited bandwidth, then your site might face access problems. You are advised to choose free website hosting services which allow you to have sufficient bandwidth for your site.
Now the advertisement section. For free hosting services, it’s the advertisement blocks that are perhaps, the most important consideration.
The focus for them is to earn money from placing advertisements on your site, but the real question is what type of advertisements do they intend to place on your site. Text advertisements are fine, but pop ups and pop under could be very annoying for your guest visitors. Money you, many guest decide to block your web address, just because your website has a pop up, or a pop under ads. Therefore, preferably, if possible, choose a free web hosting services that doesn’t place pop ups, or pop under ads. Following the above tips would ensure that you get the best free website hosting services for you site.

Here I have found a list of good free web hosting Companies in the below Link which i think is a good list for beginners for good free hosting:

http://bestwebhostsanddomains.blogspot.com/2011/06/top-10-free-web-hosting-for-2011.html

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Let me know what do you think of free web hosting companies are they reliable and any good free web hosting companies you know which are not in the above list..

With 2011 touted as the year of the tablet, the tablet war has begun with Apple unveiling iPad2 and BlackBerry-maker Research In Motion (RIM)speculated to be following soon with its PlayBook. Here’s is my point of view on how Apple Inc’s iPad 2, stacks up against iPad 1 and competing tablets, with just simple features and less jargons so everyone can understand with a scroll :0.

Apple iPad 2

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* Price: $499-$829

* Camera: Has front and rear-facing camera, Sports a magnetic cover

* Weight: 1.33 lbs (603gm)

* Screen: 9.7 inches LED display; width: 7.3 inches; depth: 0.34 inches

* Processor & OS: Runs on 1GHz dual-core A5 processor, iOS 4.3

* Availablity: March 11

Apple iPad

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* Price: $399-$729

* Weight: 1.5 lbs (680gm)

* Screen: 9.7 inches LED display, width: 7.5 inches, depth: 0.5 inches

* Processor & OS: Runs on 1GHz A4 processor

Motorola Mobility Xoom

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* Software: Android

* Weight: 1.6 lbs (725gm)

* Camera: Has a 2 MP front-facing camera for video calls and a 5 MP rear camera that takes still photos and captures high-definition video.

* Screen: 10.1 inches diagonally; width: 6.6 inches; depth: 0.5 inches

* Processor & OS: Runs on 1GHz Dual Core processor with Android 3.0 Honeycomb

* Availability: Since February

* Price: $600-$799

Research In Motion PlayBook

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* Screen: 7 inches display; width 7.6 inches, depth 0.4 inches

* Weight 0.9 lbs (408 gm)

* Camera: Dual camera, 3 MP camera in the front, 5 MP camera at the back

* Processor & OS: Runs on 1 GHz dual-core processor with BlackBerry OS

* Price: To be announced

* Availablity: March likely

LG Optimus Pad

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* Weight: 630 grams

* Screen: 8.9 inches display

* Processor & OS: 1GHz NvidiaTegra 2 dual-core processor, runs on Android 3.0

* Camera: Two separate cameras on the back for shooting 3D video. A 2 MP camera on front for conferencing.

* Price: To be announced

* Availability: Middle of March

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1

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* Screen: 10.1 inches display

* Weight: 1.3 lbs (589gm)

* Camera: Front- and rear-facing cameras

* Processor & OS: Runs on 1 GHz dual-core processor with Android 3.0 Honeycomb

* Price: To be announced

* Availability: March

HP TouchPad

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* Screen: 9.7 inches multitouch screen

* Weight: 1.6 pounds (0.7 kg)

* Camera: There’s a front-facing 1.3 MP camera for video calling. However, there is no camera on the back panel.

* Processor & OS: Qualcomm Snapdragon dual-CPU APQ8060 1.2-GHz processor; will be the first to use WebOS OS which HP got when it acquired Palm.

Price: To be announced

Availability: Middle of the year likely

Mobile Web browsers are fast catching up with their desktop counterparts in terms of functionality and features. Until a few years ago, internet access on the cellphone mainly meant being able to chat or send and receive e-mail on your handset. Yes, you could browse the Web on your phone as well, but screens were small and the browser – the software that let you access websites – was not really designed to let you see websites in all their glory, but instead showed you watered down “mobile-friendly ” versions of the originals.

All that changed with the arrival of the iPhone with its powerful Safari browser. This not only signalled an era of larger phone screens, but also positioned the handset as a device that was as capable of browsing the Web as a computer. The iPhone’s popularity led to not only more touchscreen devices (which is another story altogether), but also spurred a significant improvement in cellphone browsers. Prior to the iPhone, browsers like Opera Mini had managed to deliver a decent browsing experience on handsets, but had often been hampered by relatively small (2 or 2.2 inch) displays.

All this has now changed and the first thing that many users do when they get a cellphone is often to download a new browser to be able to surf their favourite websites with minimum fuss – ironically, the default browsers in most smartphones (barring the iPhone and Android devices) still remain on the weaker side. Here, then are some of the mobile browsing options available for those wanting a slice of the Web on their phones:

Opera Mini

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It can claim credit to having started the mobile browsing phenomenon when it allowed users to access desktop versions of websites on their handsets as far back as in 2005. Since then, it has gone from strength to strength and now even comes pre-installed on many handsets. One of the reasons Opera Mini works so well is that it uses a server to compress Web pages and then sends them to a handset – this can wreck havoc with images, but more often than not provides a very quick browsing experience, even on relatively slow connections.

Recent years have seen additions like tabbed browsing, an icon-driven interface, the ability to share bookmarks with desktop browsers, and support for just about every phone (including the iPhone) in town being added. All of which make it the best mobile browsing option on a handset to this day, notwithstanding the absence of support for Flash websites. In fact, it is so good that it has overshadowed and at times even cannibalised a sister product, Opera Mobile, which provides similar functionality, but runs totally off the phone and does not access pages through a server!

Available on http://www.m.opera.com

Bolt

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It is a relative newcomer to the world of mobile browsers, but Bolt has already started making a name for itself with its extremely fast browsing and the fact that it allows users to access streaming Flash websites like YouTube and MySpace. Bolt also lets you use Web applications like Google Docs and games like Mafia Wars, all with minimum loss of formatting. There is also a widget platform for those who would like to access sites without the fuss of typing out URLs (never an easy task on handsets).

Top that off with the fact that the browser runs on any handset that runs Java (it does not run on the iPhone and while Android versions are being tested out, it is not on the Android Market) and you can see why the browser is gaining so much popularity. It still loses out to Opera Mini in terms of sheer speed and stability though.

Available on http://www.boltbrowser.com

SkyFire

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There are many who complain about its (lack of) speed, its tendency to shut down abruptly at times and its less-than-intuitive interface. But all said and done, Skyfire has made a name for itself as being, perhaps, one of the most powerful browsers to run on a cellphone. It is one of the few browsers that lets you access a number of Flash sites without too many hassles (there’s even a workaround for this on the iPhone which does not support flash) and gives near desktop-style performance for almost all websites on most popular smartphone platforms.

What holds it back from cellphone browser domination is its tendency to be buggy and the fact that it is a bit of a resource hog – it can really slow your phone down sometimes. For this reason, it works best on devices with a little more power under the hood.

Available on http://www.skyfire.com

Dolphin HD

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There are many who will frown at the need for getting a third-party browser on an Android handset, which generally has a version of Google’s mobile Chrome running on it. It, therefore, speaks volumes of just how good Dolphin is, that many consider it a must-have application for Android users. Apart from handling Flash and HTML 5 sites very well, it also brings in the convenience of gestures, letting you access websites by just drawing a shape on the screen.

For example, you can assign the letter ‘F’ to access Facebook. Draw the shape on the screen and you’ll instantly be taken to that site. There are also various addons and extensions available; a password manager and screen capture to add further functionality to the browser, if need be. For example, it also supports downloading of YouTube videos. A pity it is available only for Android devices running software version 2.0 or later.

Available on Android Market

Firefox Mobile

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Do not get fooled by the name. The mobile version of Firefox has, so far, failed to match the performance (and hence, popularity) of its desktop counterpart. While it does offer a fair bit such as support for HTML 5 and add-ons, it has been found wanting in several departments, most notably those of speed and stability. When it does work, though, it works very well indeed. Alas, it has been a work in progress rather than the finished article for way too long. So far, it is available only for Android and Maemo devices.

Available on http://www.mozilla.com/en-US /mobile

iCab Mobile

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For many iPhone fanatics, downloading an additional browser when they have the superb Safari broswer pre-loaded on the device seems like a waste of time. However, iCab Mobile has emerged as one of the main challengers to Safari on the iPhone, just as it continues to be one of its rivals on the Mac OS platform.

iCab Mobile brings tabbed browsing, three finger scrolling, and most interestingly, a download manager that can not just be opened by apps on the iPhone, but can also be transferred to a computer. The built-in search function can be extended by adding more search engines, just like a browser on a PC. It also has some unique features like filters to block ads or other unwanted elements on a webpage. One of the two browsers in this feature to come with a price tag ($1.99), but in terms of performance, iCab is one of the best we have seen.

Available on Apple App Store

Xscope

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Xscope is not just a Web browser for Android devices; it also functions as a task killer (to help close apps running in the background) and as a file manager. You can long press on a link or an image for additional options like downloading. It is noticeably faster in rendering pages as compared to the default Android browser. Additionally, tabbed browsing is possible, and you can switch between tabs by simply swiping left or right on the tabs toolbar. Like Dolphin HD, Xscope also allows you to download YouTube clips for later viewing.

Other features include pinch-to-zoom, various customised skins and URL sharing. You can share the link to any website you visit using G-mail, Facebook or SMS; just long press on the URL bar and the sharing options come up. The latest version only works on devices running Android 2.1 or later. It is priced at $2.99 on the Android App Market, but there is a free, lite version available too. The lite version has all the browser features, but omits the task killer and file manager.

Available on Android Market

UCWEB

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If you are using two or more email account of Google or Yahoo then doing it from one browser could be more hectic as it is little difficult to type username and password from mobile key pad . So, Lets move towards our second option, UCWEB. Its well and good browser which have option to resume download if it fails due to any reason. Beside that it provides convenient way to copy and paste any urls or contents. Most reliable function of UCWEB is its tabbed browsing which allows you view separate websites at one time unlike opera mini.

Available @ http://www.uc.cn/English

Mobile Safari

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On January 9, 2007, at Macworld SF, Jobs announced Apple’s iPhone, which would use a mobile version of the Safari browser. Display rich websites like YouTube, zoom feature, excellent touch-based user interface. The iPhone was formally released on June 29, 2007. It includes a version of Safari based on the same WebKit rendering engine as the desktop version, but with a modified feature set better suited for a mobile device. Apple surprised everyone by approving the Opera Mini web browser for the iPhone and iPod touch, bringing one of the most popular mobile browsers to the most popular smartphone.

Available on iPhone platform.

Blazer

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Blazer is a web browser available for Palm handhelds running Palm OS 3.1 or higher with 8MB of free memory available. The original version of Blazer was developed by Bluelark Systems and was released in November 2000. Bluelark Systems was acquired by Handspring a month later. Has all Standard browser features, Video is streamed via the Kinoma Video Player. It supports many formats, including Windows Media. Blazer does not support Adobe Flash Player – meaning you cannot view popular videos on sites such as ESPN or YouTube. This issue has never been addressed by Palm.

Available Free with Palm OS

Who don’t like widget’s ? Widgets are definitely a great way to add some flare and uniqueness to your blog. Whether you’d like to show your live blog traffic stats or show your visitors which sites have recently linked to your web site, you can do it with widgets. So if you are blogging using wordpress/blogger/typepad or anywhere else here is the list of 50 great blog add-ons that will add color to your blog, surely overdoing it by dressing up your blog with too many widgets looks crappy, so choose the right one for your blog, the list begins now:

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    3Jam

– This widget let’s your visitors send messages to your mobile phone, without them knowing your phone number.

    LinkedInABox

– Show off your LinkedIn profile. Perfect for personal blogs.

    Box Widget

– Enable visitors to use box.net’s online storage directly on your web site.

    Price of gas

– Displaying gas prices on your blog might seem unnecessary to some, but it’s cool if you have a traffic/travel related blog.

    iBegin Weather Widget

– Display weather information in your sidebar. Just like with Price of Gas, works great with travel-related blogs.

    ClockLink

– Display time in various time zones with these nifty Flash clocks.

    Film Loops

– Display the latest loops from your FilmLoops account.

    Daily Painters

– Display paintings from famous painters on your blog.

Jaxtr

– With Jaxtr, your visitors can actually call you to your mobile phone; again, your number stays private.

    WhoLinked

– Show your visitors which sites have recently linked to your web site. Works with all major blog platforms.

    Criteo AutoRoll

– Displays links to blogs similar to your blog.

    Bitty Browser

– Dmbed a cute, fully functional mini web browser to your blog.

    Leafletter

– Create a mini website and embed it into your blog.

    MyBlogLog’s Recent Readers

– This widget can easily be called a hit amongst blog owners; its popularity even managed to convince Yahoo into buying MyBlogLog. The widget lets you see the avatars of recent visitors to your blog, provided they’re also members of MyBlogLog.

    Mashable

– Get the latest social networking news from this very site.

    Flickr Flash Photo Stream Badge

– Display images from your Flickr profile with a handy Flash photo stream.

– See a live preview of outgoing links in a small popup which activates on mouseover. Some find this annoying, while others might find it useful.

    Twitter Badge

– If your life is so interesting that everyone must know what you’re up to all the time, then a Twitter badge is the ideal counterpart to your blog. It’ll proudly displays your recent tweets.

    Digg News

– Display the latest Digg links on your blog. Themeable and fully customizable.

    FEEDJIT

– Real time traffic data directly in your blog’s sidebar.

    LineBuzz

– Inline comments for your blog. Very handy for blogs with frequent lively discussions.

    Flixn

– Display a stream directly from your webcam, so your blog visitors can always see what you’re up to.

– Search Wikipedia with this simple widget.

– Show off the number of visitors to your blog with this handy little button.

– Display the number of links your website has from one of the biggest blog authorities – Technorati.

– Another good way to show how “big” your blog is is to show off your Google PageRank.

– In addition to showing your PageRank, this widget also shows your Alexa ranking.

– Embed a link to related videos directly into your website.

– Display your Skype online/offline status on your blog.

– Not something I would personally use, but some people are into horoscope. Hell, most people are into horoscope. Anyway, this widget shows horoscope (doh!) and does it in a nicely designed colorful box.

– A widget that displays auctioned items on eBay, and gives you a percentage of the price paid when sometimes buys an item.

– Similar to AuctionAds, only for Amazon. Create a mini-store on your site and receive profit when someone buys an item through your store.

– Show your current location on a Plazes map.

– Track your portfolio with this widget, and share it with others. Let everyone know how much money you’ve lost.

– The world’s best sharing button

– Your friends never know what to buy you for birthday? Let them know what you really want with this nifty widget.

– Wee where are the visitors to your MySpace profile from on a map.

– Display how many times have del.icio.us users saved your page.

– This badge shows your latest bookmarks from del.icio.us.

– Need to create a timeline? Seek no further. This widget makes it really easy.

– Display a searchable Google Map on your website.

– Add a video search form and selected videos to your web site.

    StreamPad

– Display an Audio player for and import music from Last.fm and AOL music right there in your sidebar.

– PollDaddy lets you create beautiful polls in no time, and display them at your blog.

– Don’t like the above one, try another poll-making widget, compatible with all major blog platforms.

– Display definitions from Answers.com for various terms on your blog. The definitions are shown in bubbles which are activated on doubleclick.

– Give your visitors a chance to enter a term themselves, and get a definition from Answers.com

– If you got to share your current playlist contents with the world, Sigamp will do the trick. Works with most popular music players, including Foobar, Winamp, iTunes and others.

– Display headlines from your RSS feed on any website.

– Show off the latest books you’ve been reading.

– Let your most faithful visitors access their address books direclty from your site.

That’s a whole lot of them to choose from for your blog.. phew !! Post there are hundreds of them (http://www.widgetbox.com/) which one is your favorite, post a comment..

Computing giant Apple is back to safeguard its turf in the smartphone market with the launch of next-generation iPhone OS. The new operating system, called iPhone OS 4.0, adds as many as 100 new features, including the much-wished multitasking feature and an all new look. Apple iPhone which created a revolution in the mobile industry, has been facing onslaught from smartphones based on Google’s open source OS Android and some other big smartphone manufacturers who have just launched a slew of iPhone rivals.

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Here’s looking into all that’s new in Apple iPhone OS 4.0.

The most-sought after feature multitasking will finally make its way in the next-gen iPhone. This means the upcoming iPhone will be able to run more than one programme at a time, an ability that phones from Apple’s rivals already offer.

iPhone OS 4 will deliver seven new multitasking services that allow apps to perform tasks in the background while preserving battery life and performance. These multitasking services include Background audio, Voice over IP, Background location, Push notifications, Local notifications, Task finishing and Fast app switching.

Though the current iPhone model allows minor multitasking, the feature is limited to Apple’s own programmes. For instance, currently a call automatically ends if iPhone users exit the Skype app. With multitasking, that call could continue, or users could receive incoming Skype calls even if they are reading news.

Finally, iPhone gets a camera update. The upcoming model will have a 5x digital zoom. Present iPhone version, iPhone 3GS, packs a 3 megapixel autofocus camera. Other new features include the ability to create playlists on the phone.

Another interesting addition is folder support. The new iPhone OS will come with folders to organise and access applications. According to Apple, the feature will let users simply drag one app icon onto another and a new folder will automatically be created. The folder will automatically get a name based on the App Store category of that app.

The new operating system also features a spell check function and will allow users to buy applications and gift them directly through their iPhones.

Other new features include larger fonts for email, texts and alerts, tap to focus video, Bluetooth keyboards, Birthday calendar, Web search suggestions and Search text messages.

Apple’s new OS promises improved mail functionality that will let users funnel incoming mail from multiple email accounts into a single inbox.

This means the new OS will allow users to see messages from all their email accounts displayed together in a single inbox. With just a few taps, users can quickly switch between inboxes to see messages from any single account. The new OS will also let users thread their messages by conversation, making it easier to stay on top of email discussions, as well as open email attachments.

Among other features, Apple has introduced an iBooks reader that will allow users to download electronic books online and transfer them between their iPhones and iPads. The iBooks function will wirelessly sync between the two devices so readers will not lose their place when shifting from one to the other.

Apple also introduced iAd, a mobile advertising system that is built into the phone. According to Apple, The iAd system will allow developers and ad agencies to build advertising directly into their applications, compete with the emotional impact of television ads and earn money beyond selling their applications.

Currently, when users click on mobile ads they are always taken out of their app to a web browser, which loads the advertiser’s webpage. However, iAd will display full-screen video and interactive ad content without ever leaving the app, and letting users return to their app anytime they choose.

Apple also announced the launch of a social gaming network for the iPhone, claiming the device had more than ten times the number of games available for traditional hand-held consoles like the Nintendo DS and Sony’s PSP.

iPhone OS 4 will be available as a software update to iPhone and iPod touch users this summer. The OS will soon be available for iPad users too. However, the multitasking function won’t work with the original iPhone or the iPhone 3G. The 3GS versions released last summer will get the mutitasking feature. For the iPod Touch, multitasking feature will be available for the models that came out late last year. I know it maybe bit boring reading it all, but leave a comment on what new feature would like to see on a phone you want to buy next…

Here is a specific part of the launch of iPhone O.S specifically on iAD, Enjoy and have a great week…

Microsoft Techfest 2010

Microsoft Techfest 2010

Let me first brief you about the Microsoft’s in-house Techfest which happens annually, the TechFest event is where Microsoft’s researchers from different locations around the world meet in Redmond and share their work with other Microsoft’s employees. As I said this in-house fair is closed to everyone including the press except employees, Attendees here experience some of the freshest, most innovative technologies emerging from Microsoft’s research efforts. This event provides a forum in which product teams and researchers can discuss the novel work occurring in the labs, thereby encouraging effective technology transfer into Microsoft products. So who cares if it is in-house as long as tech bloggers like me 🙂 bring out what they really upto this year. So without wasting time here is a sneak preview of some of the projects that Microsoft is working real hard..

Mobile Surface

Microsoft Mobile Surface

Microsoft Mobile Surface

I guess most of u aware of the Microsoft’s “Surface Computing” technology which quite old aged now, Microsoft researchers have now shrunk the company’s Surface tabletop computer into a pocket-sized package which, with a few accessories, promises to compete with any touchscreen device. Called, Mobile Surface, it is primarily a mobile version of the company’s Surface technology. It is now hooked on to a small webcam and digital projector, the Mobile Surface computer can create touch interfaces on any nearby flat surface — or even in thin air. The prototype Mobile Surface device combines the features of Surface touchscreen computer along with the gesture-based interface of its coming Project Natal game control system for the Xbox 360.

Air guitar

Air Guitar

Air Guitar

Microsoft has been developing technology that operates games led by a user’s wrist movements, who know a competition to our beloved guitar hero’s. The company has reportedly even developed several techniques for picking up gestures like finger twitches. At this TechFest, Microsoft showed wearable movement sensors with a researcher playing an air guitar. Another researcher demonstrated the use of skin as a computing interface using sensors that pick up tapping motions. He wore an arm-bandlike sensor that could process commands from his muscle movements. He could tap his thumb to his forefinger to start playing music on an MP3 device.

Microsoft OneAlbum

One Album

One Album

OneAlbum is a project under development by Microsoft Israel Innovation Labs that uses face-recognition technology to search for photos. As for how it works, OneAlbum scans faces that regularly appear in a user’s OneAlbum photo collection, then scours his social networks (Facebook, Flickr, Windows Live and others) for more photos of these people. It then automatically finds relevant photos in other albums on the Internet and brings them to the user’s album, and shows them side-by-side with his photos.

Cloud Mouse

Cloud Mouse

Cloud Mouse

With Cloud Mouse, Microsoft gives a new twist to our age-old mouse. Cloud Mouse is designed to help people navigate displays of 3D data. This means instead of scrolling up and down on a Web page, a user can twist and turn through the pages. Think of a graphical representation of your Facebook network. The Cloud Mouse looks much like any other mouse just that it lacks a flat bottom and has a six degrees of freedom and tactile feedback. Plus, Cloud Mouse would also serve as a key for personal cloud data on various online services.

Project Gustav

Project Gustav

Project Gustav

One my friend ;who is kind of a painter:; 😉 will really love to see this, I just had an upbeat conversation with her and just provided with some sneak peek on such software previewed in Techfest that turns a computer screen into a canvas. With the art-based programme, a user can paint on the screen with a stylus that copies a paint brush. Guess what, she wanted me to have a blog post with completed details of this software as soon as it is available for costumers.. For you guys to describe it more.., Project Gustav is an art-based programme that turns the experience of painting on computer real life. The software reinterprets the art of oil painting into a touch-sensitive application to give it a real-life experience. For example, a user blend paints on a palette, wipe a brush across it and pick up the patterns of paint just as you would do in real life. Sounds cool, keep checking my blog Freebie section you may have one of this software demo very soon…

Translation Telephone

Translation Telephone

Translation Telephone

This year Microsoft also showcased a `Translating Telephone,’ a software tool designed to let users have a real-time chat with someone in another language. The software translates from one language to another so that users on a phone call who do not speak the same language can successfully communicate. Microsoft researchers demonstrated the software by showing a live phone call between two developers, one German speaking and the other English speaking.

Hope you liked this week blog, keep checking back for more news on the latest trends in technology only on http://ravikanthl.co.cc 🙂

In what can be called one of the most significant announcements that Microsoft made in recent times, the company unravelled its next generation Mobile OS at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, the company for the first time displayed what many analysts are terming to be an iPhone Killer (not my view, will keep that until I finally get to use it ;), but i would definitely say it will compete with google’s android and apple’s iphone OS ). So here’s looking into what the users need to know about Windows Phone 7 that is said to be Microsoft’s “final chance to get it right” in the rapidly-growing mobile market.

Windows Phone 7 Series. So foremost get used to the name, because it’s now a part of the smartphone vernacular… however verbose it may seem. The face of Windows Phone 7 is not a rectangular grid of thumbnail-sized glossy-looking icons, arranged in a pattern of 4×4 or so, like basically every other phone. No, instead, an oversized set of bright, superflat squares fill the screen. The pop of the primary colors and exaggerated flatness produces a kind of cutting-edge crispness that feels both incredibly modern and playful. Text is big, and beautiful. The result is a feat no phone has performed before: Making the iPhone’s interface feel staid.

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7 Series has rebuilt Windows Mobile from the ground up, featuring a completely altered home screen and user interface experience, robust Xbox LIVE and Zune integration, and vastly new and improved social networking tools. Gone is the familiar Start screen, now replaced with “tiles” which scroll vertically and can be customized as quick launches, links to contacts, or self contained widgets. Hardware supporters include Dell, Garmin-Asus, HTC, Hewlett-Packard, LG, Samsung, Sony Ericsson, Toshiba and Qualcomm.

The new OS uses a ‘live tile’ metaphor, showing dynamically updated information. Users can have tiles for e-mail, calendar, pictures and individual people, playlists and other applications and information types.

The OS arranges information in six sections: People, Pictures, Games, Music and Video, Marketplace and Office. The People section is actually contacts option. However, it is not your typical contacts list. The contact list is connected with the contact’s social networking accounts and users can see their updates right within the contact screen. The operating system is designed to have three hardware buttons: start, search — with a direct link to Bing — and back.

Other features are common with the browser being Internet Explorer. it won’t be as fast as Mobile Safari. Not to start. But it’s not bad that way! Then the Outlook email app makes me question how people read email on a BlackBerry. Bing and Bing Maps are built into the phone as the default search and maps services. Obviously, you’re not going to be playing Halo 3 on your smartphone (at least not this year), but yes, Xbox Live on a phone! It’s tied to your Live profile, and there are achievements and gamer points for the games you can play on your phone, which will be tied to games back on your Xbox 360. Microsoft’s vision of Zune is finally clear with Windows Phone 7. It’s an app, just like iPod is on the iPhone, though the Zune Marketplace is integrated with it into the music + video hub, not separated into its own little application.

Still, at first glance, Microsoft appears to have something new on the block. Would I wait on getting an iPhone, Android smartphone, or Palm Pre because of Windows Phone 7 ? No I guess. Every so-called iPhone-killer has revealed significant flaws at actual product release, and I can’t imagine that Microsoft would be any different. But I can easily see that in 2011 Windows Phone might a real force within the smartphone market, threatening the innovative but low-traction Palm WebOS most, but also Google’s Android OS.

So let me stop here, check out some pictures of what Windows Mobile 7 as to offer and a featured video on the same. If you are more interested u can check there official site: http://www.windowsphone7series.com. Have a great week…

User Interface on Winphone 7

User Interface on Winphone 7

Some thing Zuney !!

Gallery on WinPhone 7

Xbox on Winphone 7

Xbox on Winphone 7

Music & Video on WinPhone 7

Music & Some thing Zuney !!