Aug 29, 2008

iPhone drawbacks (for the people in India)

People in india who bought the iphone were very much disappointed that very basic features that they were using with other phones are missing. Here are the list of features that are missing in the iphones,

No video calling

No AD2P on the Bluetooth,

CAN'T share ANY (mp3, images, videos....) files via bluetooth,

Can't use as a wireless modem, (you pay ridiculous data charges to activate internet on your phone , but cannot connect it to your PC and browse when you are at home)

No copy and paste, (cannot copy a part of a.... Say... email & send it....have to type it out yourself)

No 3.2 or 5 mega pixel camera, (the 2MP camera it carries is worst camera I've ever seen... photos look like they have come out of a VGA camera)

No video recording with camera,

No front camera, No flash.

No JAVA support

No physical keyboard (BELIEVE me! this alone is a deal breaker...touch keyboard as good as it looks...once you use it then only you come to know about the importance of having a hard keypad)

No 3G network yet in India, so why pay for expensive 3G phone if you cant use its 3G services ... so, for India, iPhone 2.0 is no better than its first version

No removable battery. (You cannot change battery. Have to send it to apple outlet.. Come on now!...This is not an iPod. It is a bloody phone. You cannot live without phone for 2-3 days)

No haptic feedback and cannot send MMS,

Can't use as external storage device (16 GB of utter waste. Next time you go to your friend's house & find some interesting songs, movies , etc...Sorry you cannot connect your '16 GB' phone and share it! Apple apparently has a solution.. " BUY MUSIC & MOVIES FROM iTUNES STORE "...... Give me a break will you APPLE!!!)

No FM radio,

Can't use your mp3 files as ring tones,(This is heights man!!!)

Cannot insert any other SIM card….

Completely tied to iTunes... Connect to your friend's iTunes & you risk erasing everything on your phone.

Aug 28, 2008

3D landmarks from Navigon 7200T

The Navigon 7200T supports features such as Voice Destination Entry, allowing drivers to specify their destination by simply speaking the address, and Landmark View 3D, which brings a new dimension to the map with hundreds of richly-textured 3D landmarks across the US and Canada.

It also features a slim, piano-black casing, easy-to-read 2D and 3D map views and a user-friendly interface that provides an unmatched level of detail and information, including branded points of interest, according to the company.

SanDisk boosts SD card speed by 50%

SanDisk set a new speed record of 30MB per second for SecureDigital (SD) flash memory cards with the introduction of the SanDisk Extreme III 30MB/s Edition line of SD high capacity (SDHC) cards. The new cards, expected to be available worldwide in September in 4GB, 8GB and 16GB capacities, are designed to deliver peak performance when used with the new digital single-lens reflex (DSLR) camera, Nikon D90.

Featuring a 50% speed boost from previous 20MB/s cards, the new SanDisk Extreme III 30MB/s Edition SDHC card makes it possible to record 39 images in continuous shooting mode at 4.5 frames per second with a file size of 6.0MB JPEG L Fine per image. SanDisk added that the Nikon D90 camera captures high-resolution, 12.3 megapixel still images, and it is Nikon's first DSLR to offer movie recording capability.

Aug 25, 2008

Palm - Treo Pro smartphone

With its streamlined design and Palm shortcuts layered on Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional, the Treo Pro is a combination of simplicity and robust productivity, including email, Wi-Fi and GPS capabilities,to meet the needs of businesses and end users alike, according to Palm.

The Treo Pro lets IT managers support an increasingly mobile workforce with the ease of use and robust feature set business professionals demand, delivering increased security, easier device management and access to information on the corporate network.

Art from old PCs by Intel

Intel displayed a skull head sculpture made out of discarded motherboards, keyboards, chassis and monitors, during the recent IDF in San Francisco. The project was to promote recycling, while also recording the history of IT products.

Aug 18, 2008

KiGoo - Manage Google Calendar and Contacts through the Microsoft Outlook interface

KiGoo is an application running over Kayxo Insight technology that enables Google Calendar users to fully manage their main calendar through the Microsoft Outlook interface.

KiGoo users are able in real time to create, read, update or delete appointments of their Google Calendar directly from Microsoft Outlook.

KiGoo application uses low access MAPI protocol to natively manage all GCal appointments inside Microsoft Outlook. Kayxo Insight technology enables this capability acting as a bridge between any external API or database and Microsoft Outlook.

Key Benefits

--Manage Exchange and Google Calendars in only one program !
--Check free/busy availability of all Google Contacts who shared their information !
--See, Browse, Update, Email and invite your Google Contacts from Microsoft Outlook !
--No synchronization needed!
--Real Time access!
--Easy installation!
--Supports Microsoft Outlook 2007 and MS Outlook 2003! NEW
--KiGoo is free for non commercial use!


Lively by google

As yahoo and other chat services google has come out with allowing the users to Create an avatar and chat with your friends in rooms you design. Customize your avatar and stream personal photos and video. Invite your friends to chat and help decorate. For More details logon to

Aug 16, 2008

Send and Receive files upto 2 GB

YouSendIt is the No.1 digital delivery company serving business and individuals on the Web today. Its innovative service enables users to send, receive and track files, on-demand. YouSendIt provides a trusted, convenient and smart solution for transferring large files over the Internet, replacing the need for FTP transfers, overnight couriers and unreliable email attachments.

YouSendIt's technology platform provides developers and partners the resources for integrating YouSendIt services into the applications people use for creating and communicating.

Aug 11, 2008

Toshiba's 32GB NAND flash

Toshiba announced the launch of 32GB embedded NAND flash memory modules that the company claims are the largest density yet announced, with the modules also having full compliance with the e-MMC and eSD standards. Samples will be available in September 2008, and mass production will start in the fourth quarter.

The new 32GB embedded devices combine eight 32Gbit NAND chips fabricated with Toshiba's 43nm process technology and also integrate a dedicated controller. Full compliance with JEDEC/MMCA version 4.3 and SDA version 2.0, high speed memory standards for memory cards as defined by the MultiMediaCard Association (MMCA) and SD Card Association (SDA), respectively, supports standard interfacing and simplified embedding in products, reducing development burdens on product manufacturers.

Aug 10, 2008

iPhone in India on Aug 22, 2008

Apple's iPhone, the touch screen handset that acquired a cult status in the US and other western countries, will be available to Indian mobile users through private telecom operators Bharti Airtel and Vodafone Essar from August 22, giving competitors like Nokia, Samsung and others a run for their money.

IPhone is embedded with all 3G (third generation mobile telephony) features and is twice as fast as the existing mobile phones. The phone also has in-built GPS system, that facilitates as a navigation and positioning tool.

Leading cell phone makers like Nokia, Motorola and Samsung have stepped up their R&D efforts to bring feature rich phones in India to compete iPhones.

UMapper - First universal web-based map authoring application.

UMapper is the first universal web-based map authoring application.

It can
• Create interactive flash maps
• Display maps on your website or social network
• Export data to Flash ActionScript 3.0 or KML
• Explore and interact with our map community
• Fulfill all your map-making dreams

The universal architecture of UMapper provides many partnership opportunities for map data and geo data providers.

Norton Safe Web - Find out if a Web site is a safety risk before you visit it

Everyone knows that the Internet is huge, and there's a lot of unsavory Web sites out there—Web sites that will try to deceive you, steal your credit card numbers or passwords, or even crash your computer. By the time you visit a Web site it's usually too late the damage has been done, you've been had. So, how can you find out if a Web site is a safety risk before you visit it?

The answer is right here!

Norton Safe Web is a new and powerful reputation service from Symantec. It crawls the Web and analyze what we find to see how it will affect you and your computer. Then, using the Norton Toolbar installed on your PC, it lets you know how safe a particular Web site might be before you view it.

More detailed information on the Norton Safe Web.

Aug 8, 2008

Sony DSC-T77 and DSC-T700 unveiled

Sony unveiled new Cyber-shot digital cameras in its cool T-Series with the DSC-T77 and DSC-T700. The Sony DSC-T77 is the world's thinnest digital camera with optical image stabilization. The Sony T77 is only 13.9mm thin featuring a stainless steel sliding lens cover.

Other features of the new Sony DSC-T77 include,
10.2MP resolution,
Carl Zeiss Barrio TESSA lens with 4x optical zoom,
3 inch screen, ISO3200 max.
Sony's Smile Shutter technology,
15MB internal memory, and HD AV output.

Aug 7, 2008

Sony Ericsson T700 announced

Sony Ericsson unveils the new T700 slim mobile phone. Just earlier today Sony announced the new Cyber-shot T700 digital camera. The Sony Ericsson is just 10mm thin and follows the heritage of the classic T610. Highlights of the Sony Ericsson T700 inlcude a 3.2MP camera, stereo speakers, and 2 inch TFT screen.

Other features of the Sony Ericsson T700 include color matched headphones, 512MB card included, and self-portrait mirror.

The T700 is a GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900 UMTS/HSDPA 2100 phone that will be available in selected markets in the colors Black on Silver, Black on Red and Shining Silver from early Q4 of 2008.

T700 Specifications