Jan 31, 2008

5.1 sound headset from Saitek Cyborg

Saitek Cyborg has come out with a 5.1 sound headset which delivers surround sound using the usb connection of your computer or laptop. It requires just a 3.5mm jack to get connected. No need to worry for the 5.1 sound card as this has got a built-in 5.1 sound in it. You just have to plug-in to the USB connection and then install the software which is for the 5.1 sound. Purchase this now at amazon which is $79.95.

Jan 30, 2008

Chat without any registration problems

Chatting facility is provided by so many popular websites such as yahoo, google and m.s.n. If you want to utilize this chatting facility we have to first register as a member, the registration is free of cost. After registering, by using the user id and password we can start chatting with people.

To get rid of this registering problem and to directly chat with people free of cost, we can use www.chatmaker.net. After entering this site, by simply typing the desired name a chat room is created by the name given. We can also send this chat room address to our friends.

By using this address they can easily join the chat room and can share the information. In this site we can chat using duplicate names rather than giving original names. This site is helpful for those who want to chat easily and quickly.

Wordpress new announcement - storage capacity will be increased

In internet world there are so many websites popular among the users. One such site is www.wordpress.com. This site has so many features and facilities that can be utilized free of cost.

The important facility provided by this site is, it has a storage capacity of 500M.B. Sooner this storage capacity is will be increased to 3G.B. blogger.com which provides 1G.B storage capacity is the maximum storage space among the websites nowadays.

This site is becoming popular among users and going to overtake blogger site. This new announcement by wordpress is encouraged and welcomed by the entire internet users.

Check whether the email id is valid

There are lots of websites providing free email services which are available nowadays, along with that there are so many fake mailing services mixing with the original ones. Sometimes we may have a doubt that whether the email id is valid or not (i.e.) whether the address of the mail is valid. If you have a doubt whether the mail which comes from the correct users address, we can verify the address through this website www.verify-email.org.

This site is created specifically for verifying the users email id. To check for correct email id we have to first enter in to this site and give the address where the mail came from. As soon as we enter the address this site will automatically link to the server of the user and will check whether it is valid email id and also verify whether user is having a inbox for this id. If the email id given has an inbox then this site will give the information that the mail id is valid. By using this facility we can easily find out the duplicate email ids.

Jan 28, 2008

Sony Ericsson P1

Sony Ericsson P1 represents a 3G smartphone run by Symbian OS v9.1. The model is equipped with a 240x320 pixels screen capable of 262.144 colours, a 3.2 MP camera with 3x digital zoom and autofocus. It has got a internal memory of 256 MB and Expansion connector for Memory Stick Micro (M2) (up to 1 GB). Supports audio MP3, AAC-LC, eAAC+, AAC+, HE AAC, AMR-NB, AU, iMelody, MIDI, SP-MIDI, RMF, WAV, WMA, XMF, DLS, Real Audio 8. more info : Sony Ericsson P1

W960i from Sony Ericsson

Sony Ericsson W960i is a 3G smartphone representing the Walkman series. The device is equipped with a TFT touchscreen with the resolution of 240x320 pixels and shows 262144 colours, a 3.2 MP camera with autofocus and 3-digital zoom, and 8 GB of memory onboard. It supports audio formats such as MP3, AAC, eAAC+, AAC+, AU, iMelody, AMR, RMF, DLS, RealAudio, G-MIDI level 1, WAV, WMA, XMF. It has WAP (2.0/xHTML 1.0/ HTML 4.01) and WiFi (802.11b) connectivity. more info: Sony Ericsson W960i

Jan 25, 2008

Write details on photos and record voice

There are so many new inventions coming nowadays which make us thrilling and exciting. In internet there are so many new ideas coming up and the related softwares are introduced. In that invention line there is one exciting feature given by www.voicethread.com, through which we can write details on the photos and also record our voice. For example if you are having your family photo, you can attach the photo in this site and can write the description or comments, like who were all present in the photo and on what occasion the photo was taken.

In addition to that with the help of a microphone you can record your voice. After doing all these we can send the photos to our relatives and friends. They can see our comments written and can hear our voice recorded. In addition to that they can also write their comments and can record their voices. In this way everybody can utilize this site and can share the comments and information. An additional feature of this site is we can get pictures from flickr, my space sites and can make changes and use it. This site is useful if we take photos as a gang. The whole gang can write comments and can record their voices which will be a pleasant memory for them.

Count number of words through website

Generally people who write essays, mails for newspapers in the internet will have a problem that how many words they have written in that particular page. But if you write an essay in a word document, word automatically gives you the total word count. http://www.usingenglish.com/resources/textstatistics.php is one such site which will give a detailed description about the words used whenever an essay is given. We can also find out how many words, lines used in a given essay.

In addition to that this site also gives the number of one letter, two letter words used. Another interesting feature is that this site also gives the number of frequently used words, hard words, easy words and commonly used words present in that essay. If you are a free member of this site then we can easily split the words from the essays containing one lakh words and if you are not a member we can split the words containing ten thousand words.

Access photos easily

In Internet there are so many ways by which we can easily get informations and this speedy access reduces time. If you are searching for photos in the net, first we will get related sites. In those sites we have to click the photo links to go that web page. After getting in to that page we have to select the photos and click to download and save. In this way we have to cross these stages to get a photo from the internet. Likewise in the case of a site like Flickr we have to first go to the user’s page and then only we can download the photos and save it.

To get away from all these tedious process and to save time, there are so many websites through which we can directly get the photos. One such site is www.dearcomputer.nl/gir which will download all the photos in to a single page while searching google. For example if you type Chennai and specify the size of the photos, the photos gets downloaded in to a single page. From that we can select the photos and save it. Similarly there is one site www.flickrleech.com which will directly download the pictures from flickr site and from that we can select the pictures and save it. So people who are searching for pictures can utilize this site and can save time.

Jan 24, 2008

7 series IGP chipsets from AMD

AMD launched three IGP chipsets in China on January 23, including the AMD 740G chipset with ATI Radeon 2100 graphics (RS740), AMD 780V chipset with ATI Radeon 3100 graphics (RS780C) and AMD 780G chipset with ATI Radeon HD 3200 graphics (RS780), while the worldwide launch of these products has been postponed to March 5, according to sources at motherboard makers.

The 740G is an upgrade of the previous RS690 chipset and therefore only supports up to DirectX 9, HyperTransport 1.0 and PCI Express (PCIe) 1.1a, but it is pin is compatible with the RS780. The chipset will target entry-level and OEM markets with motherboard pricing set around US$40-60.


iPod sales 22 million - hits record

Apple hit a record 22 million iPod sales during the final quarter of 2007, along with over 2.3 million Mac computers to bring a total profit during the quarter of $1.58 billion.

The iPod remains the main pillar of Apple’s business: More than 22.1 million were sold during Q4 and the iPod Touch, which, together with the iPhone, is considered to be the benchmark for upcoming Mobile Internet Devices, lifted the average selling price of the iPod family to now $181. The iPhone sold 2.3 million units during the quarter, bringing in $241 million for Apple, including carrier payments and revenue from iPhone accessories.

204 Apple stores contributed sales of $1.7 billion, averaging about $8.5 million of sales from every store. Oppenheimer said that 504,000 Macs were sold through these retail locations, which saw a total of 38.4 million visitors during the quarter.

Source: TGDaily
more info : iPod

Jan 23, 2008

Intel X48 chipset

Intel recently launched its high-end 3 series chipset X38 in the market, however with details of a chip revision, the X48 chipset, exposed, some motherboard makers are concerned that the X48 may hurt demand for motherboards based on the X38 chipset, according to sources at motherboard makers.

With the X48's launch expected to come only three months later than that of the X38, it could lead to a short life cycle for the X38, causing a delay in market demand.

source: digitimes

CorelDraw X4 graphics suite

Adobe photoshop has released its latest version of cs3, corel its competitor has released their latest version of X4, the 14th generation of Draw, follows almost exactly two years after the introduction of X3 and includes several new features.

CorelDraw now also integrates Windows Vista’s desktop search, which enables users to search for files by author, subject, file type, date, keywords, or other file properties, as well as an online collaboration tool called ConceptShare. Newly supported file formats include Microsoft Office Publisher, Illustrator CS3, Photoshop CS3, PDF version 8, AutoCAD DXF and DWG as well as Painter X.

source: TG Daily

Jan 22, 2008

Store information's online

Protecting the information stored in the computer from virus and accidental loss is not an easy task. Storing the information online gives a solution to this problem. There are many websites which offers this facility. www.mozy.com is one of the site which offers this facility free of cost. The memory space provided by this site is 2 G.B. We have to first register in this site as member and after registering we have to download the related software from this site. After downloading you can store the desired information in this site. The information stored in this way is safe and protected from the losses. This method of storing the information is a boon for the users who wants to keep their information safe. The information will be there online even though we delete the information from our computer. The information stored can be used whenever and wherever needed.

Convert photos in to slides

There are websites through which we can convert photos in to slides. One of the site through which we can prepare slides from the pictures is http://www.picturetrail.comp/photoFlick/samples/pflicks.shtml. We can change the photos in to rotating triangle, glowing pictures and can arrange them one by one. In this site there are so many slide patterns present, before using the slide patterns we have to first register in this site. The registration is free of cost. After registering we have to select the photos from the flick of, pace book WebPages or we can use the photos stored in our computer. The changed photos are saved in our account and can be used whenever needed. The special feature of this site is we can make a slide by merging one or more photos.

Get full details by entering the I.P. address

Each and every person who use internet will be given separate numbers. This number is called as I.P. (i.e.) Internet Protocol. The company providing the internet access facility will give the I.P.number. This I.P. number is nothing but the address of the computers having internet connection. With the help of this I.P address we can easily find out from which part of the country the person is accessing the internet. This facility is provided by www.hostip.info. By simply entering the I.P. address we can get all the related information. In addition to that the google map will point out the location from where the I.P. number is given. With the help of this site we can easily find out from where the information is sent. We can also find out the accessing speed while connecting the internet and this site is having a separate menu for utilizing this facility.

Jan 21, 2008

Intel to launch Montevina notebook CPUs

Intel is planning to launch 15 45nm notebook CPUs for its upcoming Centrino platform, Montevina, which is currently scheduled to launch in May this year. Eight of the CPUs will be smaller package size models targeting the small form factor (SFF) market, according to sources at notebook makers.

New Intel dual-core Celeron in Q2 08

Having recently launching its first dual-core Celeron E1000 series CPU, E1200, Intel is ready to launch another family member with a faster core frequency in the second quarter of 2008, according to sources at motherboard makers. Intel is planning to launch E1400 with a core frequency of 2GHz, 800MHz FSB, L2 cache of 512KB, and maximum TDP of 65W.

JVC and Microsoft cross-license patents

JVC and Microsoft have entered into a patent cross-licensing agreement, which covers a “broad range of consumer products”. Contents and specific financial terms were withheld, but the companies indicated that Microsoft is being compensated by JVC.

Windows Vista successor scheduled for a H2 2009 release

Several industry sources have confirmed to TG Daily that a very early version of Windows 7, previously code-named Blackcomb Vienna, already has been shipped to “key partners” as a “Milestone 1” (M1) code drop for validation purposes. A roadmap received by TG Daily indicates that the new operating system will be introduced in the second half of 2009. source:tgdaily.com

Jan 15, 2008

Access your messengers even there is a firewall

Does you company have a firewall, which stops you from accessing your messengers? Here is a site, which allows you to logon to your msn, aol, gtalk, yahoo all under one roof. Every logins are done in the browser itself, so you don’t have to install any software’s for this. Isn’t cool?


Convert text to an mp3

You have lots of software to convert songs or videos in to an mp3 and put them back in to you mobile phone to use them as a ring tone. But can you imagine whether you can convert the text to an mp3?

Logon to this website and you don’t have to download any software to convert text to mp3. Enter any text in English and click “create mp3” button this will create your text to a mp3. Once the mp3 file is created it gives the option of playing the file and saving them to your computer.


Download all the free software’s

Here is a place where you can download all the free software’s. The software’s available here are really worth say for example you have the links for ant virus, download managers, browsers with latest releases, media players etc. Check out the website for more...


Update your computer online

It’s always better to update your computer driver’s and software applications to come across computer problems. Your computer needs some maintenance at least every year. Maintenance is nothing but updating the hardware and software frequently.

When you logon to this website, it reads your computer drivers and tells you which of the drivers and software applications needs to be updated. Once it shows the updates you can update them by finding the drivers of your own or through this website by joining as a premium user.


Change your non-clickable links to clickables.

Linkrr is a small tool that changes your non-clickable multiple links to clickables. Simply copy and paste your links in the box given in this site and click "make clickable" button to view the text you have entered getting converted to links. It's very useful for downloading multipart files using services like rapidshare.com or megaupload. Once you have all your links, Linkrr can open them by only one click.


Bypass online registration

Most of the websites when you wanted to see the contents in their site will ask you to register. You may be worried about giving your personal email id because of the spams. Here is a place where you can find logins for websites that force you to register. Just get into this website and give the site name which force you to register and click the "Get Logins" button. Once you do this you get a username and password to logon. For e.g., when you want to see all the videos in youtube you will be asked to register. In that case create a login using bugmenot and then logon to youtube and enjoy watching all the videos.


Scan your computer online

Here is a website which scans your computer online without installing any software’s. Just logon to this website and click the button "NanoScan my PC" which will scan your computer within a minute (depending on the characteristics of your PC and the speed of your Internet connection). Once the scan gets over you get the scan result with a summary saying " Your PC doesn't have viruses" (if your PC really don’t have any virus) , time taken for the scan and the name of the ant virus software if in case you have already a ant virus software installed with updates.


What is that file

We don’t really know when there are some new file’s sit on our computer. There are possibilities to think the file can be a virus. whatisthatfile is a free online web tool which helps you to identify any unknown files on your computer.

This tool doesn’t cover all of the file types but still covers most of them. You can even add when you find a new file on your computer to the list which will help other users who visit this website.

Results will appear immediately as you type.
For example,
type - thumbs.db, you get the result as

Windows XP/2003 Picture Thumbnails Cache
Generated by Windows to cache the thumbnails of pictures in the parent folder.
This file is usually safe.


Lockbin - Pass on confidential information through Internet

Even tough all the email services that we use today has Secured Service language (SSL) to protect the privacy of the messages, at the same time there are lots of programs on the Internet, which can sniff your message easily. It’s not safe to share some personal information’s like credit card numbers or phone numbers through emails. Then you can think what is the best way to pass on confidential information through Internet.

Here comes a free online web tool Lockbin, which encrypts your message with a code word supplied by you and sends an email to the recipient along with a link to retrieve the message. The recipient can read the message only if he enters the code word that you have sent.

Lockbin's cryptographic algorithm uses a Secret Word to encrypt messages. You think of the secret word and tell this to your recipient through phone or a text message. When the encrypted message is received, it is destroyed from Lockbin's database, and decrypted in the recipient's browser, provided they entered the Secret Word correctly.


Wrap content to any shape

Generate html/css to wrap content to any shape. The CSS Text Wrapper allows you to easily make HTML text wrap in shapes other than just a rectangle. You can make text wrap around curves, zig-zags, or whatever you want. All you have to do is draw the left and right edges below and then copy the generated code to your website. This is tested in Internet Explorer 6+, Firefox, Safari, Opera, and Netscape.


Backup all your e-mail

MailStore Home enables you to backup all your e-mail messages from multiple applications into one persistent and safe archive. You read your mail from within the interface, search fast through all your messages by keyword and advanced criteria, and even burn a Backup CD/DVD with the click of a button. MailStore Home can be used free of cost.

MailStore keeps all e-mails from your users' e-mail clients and server mailboxes in a single persistent and safe archive. Lightning-fast search, one-click backup, powerful export - all information from your e-mails is at your fingertips anytime. Never lose important email again! MailStore server costs € 399 | US$ 599 plus applicable VAT.


Jan 14, 2008

Send big files without overloading mailbox quota

ToldACuccot.hu is a file sending site where you freely can send big sized files. You can use this free service to send big files without overloading any mailbox quotas.

The sender doesn't attach big sized files to the mail, but uploading them to our server. After the upload process is completed, the system marks the file(s) with an unique identifier, and sends an e-mail to the recepient(s) with a download link. This link shows the download location of the file(s).

Getting the file(s) is very simple: the Recepient only has to click on the download link in the notification e-mail. You can also adjust additional settings related to the attached file.


Manage your instant messaging

Here is a tool which makes you to manage your instant messaging and all your conversations and contacts at your fingertips. Sync conversations from all your messengers, at work, at home or on mobile. It's automatic. Have your information protected, access it wherever you need. It's secure. Get contact info, put bookmarks, collect interesting stuff.


Universal userid across different websites

OpenID eliminates the need for multiple usernames across different websites, simplifying your online experience.

You get to choose the OpenID Provider that best meets your needs and most importantly that you trust. At the same time, your OpenID can stay with you, no matter which Provider you move to. And best of all, the OpenID technology is not proprietary and is completely free.

For businesses, this means a lower cost of password and account management, while drawing new web traffic. OpenID lowers user frustration by letting users have control of their login.

For geeks, OpenID is an open, decentralized, free framework for user-centric digital identity. OpenID takes advantage of already existing internet technology (URI, HTTP, SSL, Diffie-Hellman) and realizes that people are already creating identities for themselves whether it be at their blog, photostream, profile page, etc. With OpenID you can easily transform one of these existing URIs into an account which can be used at sites which support OpenID logins.

OpenID is still in the adoption phase and is becoming more and more popular, as large organizations like AOL, Microsoft, Sun, Novell, etc. begin to accept and provide OpenIDs. Today it is estimated that there are over 160-million OpenID enabled URIs with nearly ten-thousand sites supporting OpenID logins.

for more info : http://openid.net/