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31.8.12

Compare Karbonn Smart Tab 2 vs Micromax Funbook Pro

After the release of Karbonn Smart Tab 1, a heavy competition arises in India's cheapest tablets industry between Karbonn Smart Tab 1 and Micromax Funbook . Actually both tablets have almost same specifications and hence tablet lovers are difficult to decide which one is best or which one is worst. In this article I will give you a detailed comparison of Karbonn Smart Tab 1 vs Micromax Funbook Tablet.
Both Micromax Funbook and Karbonn Smart Tab 1 have same processor speed with 1.2 GHz clock cycle. Therefore performance will be almost same but cortex processor of Micromax Funbook may sometimes defeat the Karbonn burst processor in performance. Micromax Funbook comes with 7 inch screen size and Karbonn Smart Tab 1 is having 7.1 inch screen size. When looking into camera the Karbonn Smart Tab 1 will come first with 2 MP camera defeating Micromax Funbook 0.3 MP camera. The connectivity of both tablets are same with WiFi, 3G support through USB dongle and HDMI port. Both Micromax Funbook and Karbonn Smart Tab 1 has no Bluetooth connectivity and the tablets runs with same Android ICS OS.
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By Matt Warman, Consumer Technology Editor, IFA, Berlin

The original Galaxy Note was launched last year at IFA 2011, and despite muted critical reaction the 5” phone and tablet went on to sell surprisingly well.

The updated version improves the stylus that allows users to write notes and select areas on the screen, and also incorporates the success of design features now found in the Galaxy SIII phone. It also increases the screen size to 5.5" without making the device bigger overall.
With Samsung recently ordered by a US court to pay Apple $1billion for copyright infringement, analysts at CCS Insight said that the announcement of improvements to the device in a category of products that Samsung created were “a timely response to criticism that Samsung is a follower not an innovator”. The firm added that the S-Pen stylus is now of “high strategic importance and the Note 2 offers opportunity to truly differentiate in the smartphone market”.
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Samsung to Unveil Galaxy S2 Crystal Edition, Designed for Women

Samsung, the world’s largest smartphone manufacturer made all the heads turn towards the successor of S2 – Galaxy S3, when launched in May 2012 and now, all the tech enthusiasts are eagerly awaiting to witness the launch of Galaxy Note 2, which will be shortly announced by the company later today at the IFA event in Berlin.
But, what about the Galaxy S2? The best smartphone of 2011! It might seem like Samsung has completely forgotten about the handset, but the Korean giant hasn’t. Samsung will unveil a limited Crystal edition of the Galaxy S2, mainly targeting the professional women consumer base.
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HTC Desire X Smartphone announced in IFA 2012


Finally the rumors have come out to be true and Taiwanese handset manufacturer HTC has announced the launch of Desire X – the budget version of One S – which was scoring a lot of rumors lately, with the codename Proto.
Commenting on the launch of the smartphone, Jason Mackenzie, President, Global Sales and Marketing for HTC Corporation said “HTC Desire X is an extension of your social life. If you’re looking to enjoy and share high quality multimedia, wherever you are, this is the phone for you. It not only looks and sounds great, but also provides a super-fast, highly personal mobile experience at a great price.”

Specifications
According to the company, Desire X features a 4 inch Super LCD capacitive touchscreen display with a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels. The mid-range offering from HTC is equipped with a dual core 1GHz Qualcomm MSM8225 processor, 768MB RAM and 4GB internal memory, which can be expanded up to 32GB.
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How To chat with certain friends on Facebook


Since we launched Facebook Chat, many of you have asked for ways to organize your connections and to control which friends see you online. Maybe you want to be online with your best friends but offline with your work colleagues. You can now do that by using Friend Lists to filter your connections in Chat.

Friend Lists let you group friends to more easily share with and view information from specific sets of people. You already can use them to filter your home page, send Inbox messages and manage privacy settings.

From the bottom right corner of your browser, go online with Chat and choose which lists you'd like to include in the Chat pane. You can use your existing lists or create new lists directly from Chat.
Creating Lists
To create a new list, simply select the "Friend Lists" menu on the Chat pane, enter a new list name, and drag the names of people you want to include into the list. You can exclude lists from Chat by unchecking them in the "Friend Lists" menu. If you don't want your friends grouped in Chat at all, you can simply uncheck all the Friend Lists, and you'll then see your friends listed alphabetically.
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Google doodles Maria Montessori's 142nd birthday


Maria Montessori was an Italian physician and educator, a noted humanitarian and devout Catholic best known for the philosophy of education which bears her name. Wikipedia
Born: August 31, 1870, Chiaravalle
Died: May 6, 1952, Noordwijk
Books: The Montessori method
Children: Mario Montessori Sr
Education: University of Rome La Sapienza, More
Parents: Alessandro Montessori, Renilde Stoppani

Birth and Family
Maria Tecla Artemesia Montessori was born on August 31, 1870, in Chiaravalle, Italy. Her father, Alessandro Montessori, 33 years old at the time, was an official of the Ministry of Finance working in the local state-run tobacco factory. Her mother, Renilde Stoppani, 25 years old, was well educated for the times and was probably related to Italian geologist and paleontologist Antonio Stoppani.
Keyword : Maria Montessori, Google, Google doodle, Internet, Education                                                         Source:wikipedia

30.8.12

Acer Aspire Timeline U M3-581TG Review

Many Ultrabooks such as the Asus Zenbook UX31E and Toshiba Portege Z830 command a heavy premium for their super-slim design and powerful configuration. Even those that feature less powerful processors and hard drives instead of SSDs are overpriced for the kind of performance they offer. Let’s find out whether Acer’s Aspire Timeline U series has the potential to give its rivals a run for their money.

Features
The base configuration of the Timeline U M3-581TG is quite similar to its smaller sibling, the U M5-481T that features a 14.1-inch display, and a few other models such as the Samsung Series 5. Under the hood is the Intel Core i5-2467M CPU, 4GB of DDR3 memory and a 500GB hard disk. One component that puts this Ultrabook ahead in terms of both performance and value for money is the dedicated graphics processor (hence the letter ‘G’ at the end of the model number). Nvidia GeForce GT640 with 1GB of dedicated memory is decent for gaming, albeit with low to medium settings on the display’s native resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels. The other components that add good value are the fabulous Dolby-certified speakers and the DVD-writer. The M3-581TG comes preloaded with Windows 7 Home Premium, 64-bit.
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Swipe 3D Life Tab X74 Review

With a growing amount of Android tablets in the Indian market, it is no surprise now that new manufacturers are seen popping up every now and then with a new range of these 7-inch devices. Almost all are seen with similar hardware specs and features, but just differ in operating system versions and build quality. Similar is the case with California-based Swipe Telecom which entered the Indian market a few months ago with three variants of 7-inch tablets. All three feature similar specifications in terms of hardware, but are slightly different from each other. We have had our hands on the Swipe 3D Life Tab X74 and here is what we found out about the tablet.

Design and build
The tablet has a very good build quality and looks great because of its rounded edges and glossy shell. But the high-gloss won’t last long and will tend to tarnish in no time. The front features three capacitive buttons for Home, Back and Menu, but we noticed the icon for the home button is either misprinted or deliberately marked with four boxes which usually denote the app drawer. Towards the top right is a small status LED which illuminates green for use and red for charge. We did note that this LED turns red whilst charging, which is normal, but remains continuously lit in green even if the device is in use or in standby mode and only turns off when you power off the tablet. This phenomenon can actually drain the battery to quite an extent when in standby mode.'
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27.8.12

Google Nexus 7 overclocked to 2GHz, punches well above its weight

The stock Nexus 7 peaks at a 1.3GHz clock speed when it's at full burn. That's certainly good enough for the $199 price tag, but eager adopters have just hit a new record in trying to wring out even more of a bang for the buck. Courtesy of a custom Elite kernel from XDA-Developers' Clemsyn, the Tegra 3 in the mini tablet will scale all the way to a heady 2GHz. You'd be right in suspecting that it leads to some dramatic speed boosts: the Nexus 7 at this pace can put a Transformer Prime to shame in common benchmarks, let alone most smartphones. Reaching the loftier heights of performance does require nerves of steel, however. 
The Elite kernel is very much a rough build that the creator doesn't yet trust with the public, and NVIDIA's processor is already known to get toasty under significantly added stress. There's hope a refined kernel will make for a safer venture into unknown territory. If you can't wait to throw at least some caution (and the warranty) to the wind, though, hit the second source link for code that will reach a slightly less melt-prone 1.8GHz.
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Facebook Kisses HTML5 Goodbye With Rebuilt iOS App


Facebook has released a new version of its iOS app, one that the company rebuilt from the ground up using Apple's Xcode integrated development environment (IDE).

In doing so, it got rid of HTML5, on which the previous version of its iOS app relied.

The move to native iOS has sped up the app's performance, Facebook stated. While HTML5 allowed the social network's devs to leverage much of the same code across iOS, Android and the mobile Web, among other things, it wasn't especially fast.

"There's a real preference for native apps due to performance and the ability to access native features on the device," Michael King, director of enterprise strategy  at Appcelerator, told TechNewsWorld.
"There is likely a disillusionment phase for HTML5 where the technology behind some apps may get reworked in native platforms," remarked Al Hilwa, program director, applications development software, at IDC. "Anyone who thought that HTML5 was a panacea for mobile development is probably reconsidering that."
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25.8.12

iBall Andi 3e Review

iBall has been in the market for almost a decade now. After manufacturing computer peripherals such as power supplies, input devices, PC cases, speakers, and much more, it entered the tablet and mobile phone market. iBall has a handful of budget mobile phones and Android phones. From the Andi Smart segment of smartphones by iBall, we recently reviewed the Andi 4d. This time it is the Andi 3e in our lab. Let’s see what this one has to offer.

Design and Build
The Andi 3e is very similar to the Andi 4d, but shorter with more rounded edges. It has a completely glossy shell, and is bundled for free with interchangeable back panels. The glossy shell gets a lot of fingerprints, which means it needs to be wiped all the time, leading to scratches on it. The build quality is pretty rugged, and the shell is very sturdy. The dark brown body has a chrome lining all around the frame, which gives it a good look. The front face features a 3.2-inch display panel with capacitive touch buttons for Home, Menu, Back, and Search. Below the buttons is a translucent silver bar or strip. It is lit by a few colour-changing LEDs that illuminate while booting, or when an SMS or e-mail is received. The rear sports a 3.2MP camera but there is no flash for night shots. The right side features the volume rocker and a camera button, while the left has the micro USB port. The top features the earphone jack. The phone is fuelled by a 1400mAh battery. You can expect an average talk time or video playback of around 6 to 8 hours. The standby time is 400 hours approximately.

24.8.12

Microsoft launches new logo after 25 years

Microsoft will use a new logo for the first time in over two and a half decades. The software titan has created a new logo which has been heavily inspired by the emblem of Windows operating system. This change in the logo also shows the company's focus on the tile-centric Metro interface, which it uses in the Windows Phone platform, XBOX 360 and the upcoming Windows 8 and Office suite. 
On the Microsoft Blog on TechNet, Jeff Hansen, the general manager of brand strategy at the company, said that this step will ensure that a consistent user experience can be delivered across all platforms, from PCs and phones to tablets and television. Rather than the previous emblem, which only had the name of the company, this new logo has 'Microsoft' written in Segoe font on the right and square with four tiles, reminiscent of the Metro UI, on the left.

23.8.12

Create a Flat Earth Waterfall in Photoshop


Tutorial Details
Program: Adobe Photoshop CS6
Difficulty: Advanced
Estimated Completion Time: 3h +

Step 1 – Waterfall images setup
We will go to a process of setting up our materials to make sure all images work well, so we will roughly mask and position the layers to make sure of this. OK first of all let’s start by setting up our document size. Create a new document and set the size as follows.

Buy A Windows 7 PC And Get Windows 8 Pro For $14.99

You can now buy a Windows 7 PC and get Windows 8 Pro for $14.99, which sounds more like an advertising spiel rather than a news headline. Well, it’s bit of both. There’s no gimmickry though as the full copy of the special offer just reads “If you buy a qualified Windows 7 PC between June 2, 2012 and January 31, 2013, you can purchase a download of Windows 8 Pro at a special promotional price”. The special promotional price is $14.99, though it can vary slightly according to the region.
The logic behind the offer could be that it is designed to tempt consumers not to put off their purchase of Windows 7 in anticipation of the Windows 8 launch. Windows 7 has been (and continues to be) a popular selling operating system for Microsoft, and the guys from Redmond wouldn’t want an anticipated upgrade to cannibalize their present star-seller. It is also good for consumers because we all know the feeling of buying something, and then watching from the sidelines as a newer version comes out.
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Logitech Washable Keyboard K310


The keyboard that loves a wash. From a light dusting to a deep soak, this washable keyboard is easy to clean and easy to dry.
Clean comes easy
Life happens and this keyboard is ready. From a light dusting to a soak*, this washable keyboard is easy to clean and easy to dry. It’s submergible in up to 30 cm (11 inches) of water and has convenient drainage holes at the back for speedy drying.
More than tough enough
Laser printing and a UV coating ensures this keyboard can take a washing as well as a pounding. The durable keys, robust tilt legs and increased resistance to surface scratches makes the Washable Keyboard one of the toughest on the market.
Functional and good-looking
Comfortable typing is a given, thanks to a familiar layout with F-keys and number pad. And it all comes in a unique, contemporary design that will complement your computer, as well as your work space.
Plug and play simplicity
Thankfully, the Washable Keyboard works right out of the box. There’s no software to install, so you can simply plug it in and start typing. Talk about a clean setup.

Technical Specifications
Low-Profile, framed key design
Rubberdome key technology
Caps Lock, Num Lock, Scroll Lock three LED
8° Tilt legs
Model Number: Y-U0016
Product Code: J151
Washable spec.:
Hand washable: No dishwasher*
Max. 30cm of water (24 hours at 25 degree C or 36 wash cycles of 5 minutes @ 50 degree C)
Use soft sponge or brush (not abrasive material)
Use standard dishwasher soap (no alcohol disinfectant)
Dry naturally

22.8.12

How to Send A Direct Message To All Your Twitter Followers

Many applications have come and gone that allowed you to send a direct message to all your twitter followers. Twitter recently reduced the number of Direct Messages you can send in one day to 250. That leaves the market for automated direct message sending with less competition. 
You can manually send a direct message to other Twitter users, but it's to laborious to use that method if you have thousands of followers. To send a direct message to all your followers you need to use Tweetadder. You can download Tweetadder from the resource link section below. Tweetadder automates the direct message process so you set it up once and forget about it.


Download and Install Tweetadder (link in resource section below)

Open Tweetadder and add your Twitter account.

Double click on your Twitter account to open the management window.

Click on the messages tab.

In the messages to send text box enter the message you want to send in less than 140 characters (including the link). Click Add.

Under Message Settings type in the number of direct messages you want to send per day (less than 250).

Next click on the automation tab.

Click the check box "do the following tasks each day at" and select at time

Select the check box - Automatically send messages

Sit back and relax, Tweetadder will send your Direct Message to all your followers at a rate of 250 (or less) per day until they have all received your message.

Read more: How to Send A Direct Message To All Your Twitter Followers | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/how_5866503_send-direct-message-twitter-followers.html

21.8.12

HP Pavilion dv7t-7000 Quad Edition Entertainment Notebook PC


Features
3rd generation Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3610QM Processor (2.3 GHz, 6MB L3 Cache ) 3rd generation Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3720QM Processor (2.6 GHz, 6MB L3 Cache ) 3rd generation Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3820QM Processor (2.7 GHz, 8MB L3 Cache )
Featuring Windows 7 Home Premium and/or other operating systems
It’s like a desktop, but more fun.
You can take this notebook with you if you want, but the HP Pavilion dv7 is most at home in your home. The cool midnight black aluminum HP Pavilion dv7 is sure to bring entertainment to any room.
Enjoy fast, easy, trusted Web browsing with Windows Internet Explorer
Super powers.
Turn your HP Pavilion dv7 into your own super-hero capable of conquering your most demanding challenges. Choose between powerful graphic options, major storage, and accelerated processing. Be the hero and take control of multitasking.
Adventure into another realm.
View searing graphics in high definition[1]. A 17.3” diagonal screen and numeric keypad make gaming easier.
The new entertainment center.
Movies. Music. Games. See every move on the wide screen and hear every beat. Packed beyond belief with Beats Audio™ and a HP Triple Bass Reflex Subwoofer.

Operating system
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
Processor
3rd generation Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3610QM Processor (2.3 GHz, 6MB L3 Cache)
3rd generation Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3720QM Processor (2.6 GHz, 6MB L3 Cache)
3rd generation Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3820QM Processor (2.7 GHz, 8MB L3 Cache)
Graphics
NVIDIA(R) GeForce(R) GT 630M Graphics with 1GB GDDR3 memory [HDMI, VGA]
NVIDIA(R) GeForce(R) GT 650M Graphics with 2GB GDDR5 memory [HDMI, VGA]
Memory
FREE UPGRADE to 8GB DDR3 System Memory (2 Dimm)
6GB DDR3 System Memory (2 Dimm)
12GB DDR3 System Memory (2 Dimm)
16GB DDR3 System Memory (2 Dimm)
Maximum memory
Upgradeable to 16 GB
Memory Slots
2 DIMM
Hard drive
FREE Upgrade to 1TB 5400 rpm Hard Drive
750GB 5400 rpm Hard Drive with HP ProtectSmart Hard Drive Protection
750GB 7200 rpm Hybrid Hard Drive with HP ProtectSmart Hard Drive Protection
1.5TB 5400 rpm Dual Hard Drive with HP ProtectSmart Hard Drive Protection
1.5TB 7200 rpm Dual Hard Drive with HP ProtectSmart Hard Drive Protection
160GB (Solid State Drive Flash Module)
180GB (Solid State Drive Flash Module)
2TB 5400 rpm Dual Hard Drive with HP ProtectSmart Hard Drive Protection
Optical drive
FREE Upgrade to Blu-ray player & SuperMulti DVD burner
SuperMulti 8X DVD+/-R/RW with Double Layer Support
Blu-ray writer & SuperMulti DVD burner
Network interface
10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet LAN
Wireless
802.11b/g/n WLAN
Intel 802.11b/g/n WLAN and Bluetooth(R)
Power supply
120W AC power adapter
Battery
6 Cell Lithium Ion Battery
30% off 9 cell Lithium Ion Battery
50% off 6 cell + 9 cell Lithium Ion Battery
Two 9-Cell Lithium-Ion Batteries
Battery Life
Up to 5 hours and 45 minutes
Ports
3 SuperSpeed USB 3.0; 1 USB 2.0; 1 HDMI; 1 VGA; 1 headphone-out; 1 microphone-in
Expansion Slots
Digital media card reader
Energy Efficiency Compliance
ENERGY STAR® qualified
External SpecsBack to the top
Display
17.3-inch diagonal HD BrightView LED-backlit Display (1600 x 900)
17.3-inch diagonal Full HD Anti-glare LED-backlit Display (1920 x 1080)
Keyboard
Standard Keyboard with numeric keypad
Backlit Keyboard with numeric keypad
Dimensions
16.38 x 10.79 x 1.24 in
Weight
6.94 lbs

DELL Alienware M17x: Alienware's first 3D-capable gaming laptop


Alienware™ M17x: Alienware's first 3D-capable gaming laptop
Operating System: Genuine Windows® 7 Ultimate
Choose NVIDIA® graphics and the 120Hz 3D panel option for in-your-face 3D graphics.
Put yourself in the action with an optional 17", Full High-Definition (HD) 1080p display.
Power through hard-core games and intense applications with the latest Intel® Core™ i processors.

Audio and Speakers
Integrated Analog 5.1 Surround Audio Support
Integrated Digital 7.1 Surround Audio Support (via SPDIF or HDMI 1.4)
Audio Powered by Klipsch®
Optical Drive
Slot-Load Dual Layer DVD Burner (DVD+-RW, CD-RW)
Slot-Loading Dual Layer Blu-ray Reader (BR-ROM, DVD+-RW, CD-RW)
Wireless
Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N 1000 (1x2 bgn)
Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N 1030 (1x2 bgn+ Bluetooth)
Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N 6230 (2x2 agn+ Bluetooth)
Bluetooth 
Internal Wireless Bluetooth 3.0
Ports, Slots & Chassis
Ports
(1x) Power/DC-in Jack
(2x) Hi-Speed USB 2.0 ports
(2x) SuperSpeed USB 3.0/2.0 Combo ports
(1x) eSATA 3Gb/s + USB 2.0 Combo port(with USB charge function support)
(3x) Auto-sensing jacks for Line-out (2 line out; 1x SPDIF/Headphone)
(1x) Microphone Input jack
(1x) RJ-45 (10/100/1Gb IPv6)
(1x) HDMI-1.4 output with Audio
(1x) HDMI-1.3 input1 with Audio2
(1x) mini-Display Port
(1x) VGA Port (DB-15)
(1x) 9-in-1 Media card reader
Camera
3.0 Megapixel Video and Picture Camera
Battery 
High Capacity 9-cell Lithium Ion (90-WHr)
Dimensions 
Height (rear): 1.77" - (45mm)
Height (front): 1.75" - (44.5mm)
Depth: 11.96" - (304mm)
Width: 16.14" - (410mm)
Starting weight* - 9.39lbs (4.26kg); [9.67lbs (4.39kg) with 3D panel]

Sony debuts Xperia SL smartphone on website

Sony is continuing the tradition of releasing small refreshes of its flagship smartphones in the second half of the year. After last year’s Xperia arc S, now company has quietly revealed Xperia SL. The smartphone sports an overclocked processor, however the rest of specifications remain the same.
Sony Xperia SL was spotted at the company’s official website over the weekend. There is no word on the exact availability, but according to the website listing, it is “coming soon.”

Key specs

* 1.7 GHz Qualcomm MSM8260 dual-core processor
* 4.3″ touchscreen – scratch-resistant TFT with 1280×720 pixels
* Weighs 144 g
* Google Android 4.0
* 1GB RAM
* FM Radio with RDS
* 27.8GB of internal storage
* NFC
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18.8.12

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (10.1) vs Acer Iconia Tab A510

Acer Iconia Tab A510 has been released a couple of days ago and costs a reasonable $450 price tag, being an Olympic-themed tablet, as Acer being the partner of London Olympics. Equipped with a speedy quad-core Tegra 3 processor and Android 4.0 on board, it comes with a 10-inch 1280 x 800 TFT LCD display, a generous 32 GB built-in storage space and 1GB of RAM.
These have started to become standard specs for top-rated Android-powered tablets. Acer Iconia Tab A510 is relatively heavy with its 680 grams, no flash for camera but a good battery life rated at 10 hours of usage. Probably its main advantage is the Tegra 3 quad-core processor, which means is a great option for anyone out there shopping for an Android 4.0 tablet offering blazing performance and log term battery life.

Description and Features of Phablet


As our smartphones continue to grow in size, with the latest screens pushing close to five inches, a new class of device has arrived – the “phablet”.
What exactly is a phablet? It’s a device that is too large to be considered a phone but too small to be considered a tablet. As a general rule of thumb, this covers devices that have a screen size between 5 and 7 inches.

The first such device of this size is the Samsung GALAXY Note. With a screen size of 5.3 inches, it fits squarely in the phablet category.
A Phablet makes a good phone
The Note runs Android 2.3, so it can do all of the things a normal smartphone does. It can make phone calls, send text messages, browse the web, run apps from the Google Play store, and take pictures. It also comes with a stylus, or pen if you like, that lets you write on the screen for better input precision (it gives the phone a bit of a nostalgic feel, bringing back the old days of the Palm Treo). Samsung has also included some apps that make special use of the pen.
As a tablet – not so much
While the device does have a lot of extra screen real estate, it’s not as expansive as a tablet. The larger size does make browsing the web, reading documents and watching videos more enjoyable, but it’s not as good as the experience you’ll get on a tablet.
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What is a Phablet?

A phablet, as the name suggests, is a device that combines the voice-calling capabilities of a smartphone with the larger display sizes of a tablet. Bigger than a smartphone, but not large enough to be a tablet, the screen size of a phablet falls in the 5″ to 7″ region. Another feature that defines a phablet is the presence and use of a stylus pen. The larger size and the light and thin quality of such devices eliminate the need to carry around the comparatively bulkier tablet.
Just to clear things up, the 5.3″ Samsung Galaxy Note is considered a phablet, whereas the ASUS Padfone, with a phone that docks into a tablet casing to then be used as a tablet, is not a phablet. The idea of a phablet is to be able to enjoy the best of both worlds, without needing additional devices (or device casings in the case of the Padfone).
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Final version of Windows 8 available for 90 days trial

Download Windows 8 Enterprise Evaluation Edition
This evaluation provides a 90-day trial of Windows 8 Enterprise edition. Both 32-bit and 64-bit versions are available as ISO images in the following languages: Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), English, English (UK), French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese (Brazil), and Spanish. In order to use this evaluation, you must register and the product must be activated online with Microsoft-hosted activation and validation services. Microsoft does not provide technical support for this software.

System Requirements
Windows 8 works on the same hardware that powers Windows 7:
Processor: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster
RAM: 1 gigabyte (GB) (32-bit) or 2 GB (64-bit)
Hard disk space: 20 GB
Graphics card: Microsoft DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM driver
Additional requirements to use certain features:

To use touch, you need a tablet or a monitor that supports multitouch.
To access the Windows Store and to download and run apps, you need an active Internet connection and a screen resolution of at least 1024 x 768.
To snap apps, you need a screen resolution of at least 1366 x 768.
Internet access (ISP fees might apply)

16.8.12

Julia Child's 100th Birthday Google Doodle


The scene in our living room in the early ‘60s will be familiar to many. I can picture my dad sitting in his chair, glued to the new black-and-white miracle of technology in our house, watching The French Chef... for the sheer fun of the show. Fast-forward nearly 15 years and I would find myself, as a young student at La Varenne cooking school in Paris, standing in front of Julia Child herself. At that first meeting, for a moment, I had Julia’s undivided attention and her intent interest in my goals and plans as a cook. (Happily, that encounter would lead to opportunities to work as a member of Julia’s team, to travel with her around the U.S. and in France, and to a treasured friendship until her death in 2004. I would even become executive director of that esteemed cooking school – due, in large measure, to her influence and support.) Countless times throughout the years that’s the scene which would became familiar to me – Julia engaging and encouraging both professional chefs and home cooks. She would rarely leave a restaurant without a visit to the kitchen or exit a book signing without having communed with everyone in line; she was an active mentor to many of us.
Julia was so approachable that people felt they knew her – no one hesitated to stride right up and start a conversation – and in fact, they did know her. After all, she’d been in our living rooms taking us by the hand in the kitchen for years. (Ever-embracing of new technologies, I believe Julia would be thrilled to know that she’s now literally in people’s hands, on digital devices.) But more than that, what people saw on camera was what they’d experience in person. It was all pure Julia.

Google doodles Independence Day India

India's national bird, the peacock, adorns the Google home page on India's Independence Day. The peacock curves its neck backwards to form the 'G' of the Google logo. The other letters of the Google logo appear in ornate styling behind the peacock's plume.
Google has been commemorating India's Independence Day with a doodle on its home page since 2003. Most of the Google doodles had the Indian national flag as the inspiration. But the 2011 and 2012 doodles used other national symbols in place of the Tricolour. Last year a sketch of Delhi's Red Fort took guard on the Google home page on 15th August.

14.8.12

Google's New Blue Favicon

Google have updated the favicon for their pages. it is new and simple blue favicon. its get a new look to their pages
it has 2 version look like...
first version look like with blue color and rounded corner... the second version or 128 px  is using for goolge severs with dark blue color and left aligned 'g'..


Google’s previous favicons : 

13.8.12

Google fined $22.5M for latest privacy breakdown


Google is paying a $22.5 million fine to settle the latest regulatory case questioning the Internet search leader's respect for people's privacy and the integrity of its internal controls.
The penalty announced Thursday by the Federal Trade Commission matches the figure reported by The Associated Press and other media outlets last month. It's the most that the FTC has ever fined a company for a civil violation.

The rebuke resolves the FTC's allegations that Google Inc. duped millions of Web surfers who use Apple Inc.'s Safari browser.
Google had assured people that it wouldn't monitor their online activities, as long as they didn't change the browser settings to permit the tracking.
Google broke that promise, according to the FTC, by creating a technological loophole that enabled the company's DoubleClick advertising network to shadow unwitting Safari users. That tracking gave DoubleClick a better handle on what kinds of marketing pitches to show them.

New iPhone app checks your heart rate by reading your face

Aerobic fitness is one of the best ways to get — and stay — in shape. It requires getting your heart rate up, but it's also important to keep track of your pulse so that it stays within a helpful range and you don't end up over-doing it. A new app from a pair of MIT graduates can help you do it using only your iPhone or iPod touch.
Rather than rely on a cumbersome sensor band, the Cardiio app (download for iPhone) uses the iPhone's front-facing iSight camera to scan your face and determine your pulse. This works because as your heart rate increases, more blood is pumped to your face, and as it is the amount of ambient light your face reflects decreases. The Cardiio app is able to detect these variations in reflectiveness and use them to determine your pulse within three beats per minutes, according to its creators, husband and wife PhD team Ming-Zer and Yukkee Poh.

12.8.12

London Olympics 2012 Closing Ceremony Google Doodle

On 12 August 2012 Google has added London 2012 Closing Ceremony Olympics doodle on their Homepage. This is the last Google doodle for the London 2012 Olympics. The Olympics Google doodle for London 2012 Closing Ceremony shows all athletes from the 15 Olympic sports that have been featured in the Google doodle for the past 16 days. The Olympic disciplines portrayed in the Doodle are Archery, Diving, Fencing, Artistic Gymnastics Men’s Rings, Hockey, Table Tennis, Shot Put, Pole Vault, Synchronized Swimming, Javelin, Hurdles, Basketball, Slalom Canoe, Football and Rhythmic Gymnastics.
The ‘G’ of the Google logo has been held by the fencer, the 2 O’s of the Google logo have been held by the Table Tennis and the Shot Put athlete, the 2 nd ‘G’ of the Google logo has been held by a synchronized swimmer, the ‘L’ of the Google logo has been held by a javelin athlete and the ‘E’ of the Google logo has been held by a football player. In the last 17 days we covered all the Google London Olympics 2012 doodles. It is sad that we will have to wait for 4 years for the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Brazil for the visual treat of Olympic Games Google Doodles. Google deserves a great applause for creating an awareness about the Olympic sports through it’s artistically designed doodles and interactive games.

London 2012 Olympics Closing Ceremony

The Closing Ceremony celebrates the achievements of athletes at the London 2012 Olympic Games, and includes a Handover from one Host City to the next. In 2012, London will hand over to Rio de Janeiro for the 2016 Olympic Games. The Closing Ceremony also features the extinguishing of the Olympic Flame, signalling the end of the Games.

The Closing Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games will provide an opportunity for the world to view the artistic expression of Artistic Director Kim Gavin, his team and the culture of our Host City and the UK. As with the Opening Ceremony, there are certain elements that must feature as outlined in the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Charter. The artistic performance of the Ceremony then gets underway and celebrates the success of the Games.

The Closing Ceremony of the Olympic Games will be titled ‘A Symphony of British Music’, to celebrate the fact that music has been one of Britain’s strongest cultural exports over the last 50 years. The worldwide broadcast of the Ceremony will start at 9pm and feature more than 4,100 performers, including 3,500 adult volunteers and 380 schoolchildren from the six east London Host Boroughs.

11.8.12

Google search will include Gmail results


Google has announced that it is starting a trial which includes Gmail in its search engine results.
The search giant launched the optional trial in an effort to further improve its service. Users will be able to see relevant emails alongside the regular results when searching via Google's engine. See also: Broadband news.
Google said: "Sometimes the best answer to your question isn't available on the public webit may be contained somewhere else, such as in your email. We think you shouldn't have to be your own mini-search engine to find the most useful informationit should just work."

The results will appear on the right hand side of the page next to the normal results and users will be able to expand the box to read emails.
Google is also working on more features. "For example, if you search for [my flights] we will organize flight confirmation emails for any upcoming trips in a beautifully easy-to-read way right on the search results page" it said.
The firm also said it is launching its Knowledge Graph for English speaking countries outside of the US. This huge database of more than 500 million people, places and things with 3.5 billion attributes hopes to improve search.