"Roaming In Thought"

Monday, September 29, 2008

Yahoo Messenger On iPhone - Yahoo oneConnect

Stay connected using your iPhone with the latest Yahoo! oneConnect - a social address book that brings together your family and friends. Yahoo! oneConnect is easy to use and works as a single application. The features include:

- a full featured phone book
- Yahoo Messenger and SMS
- Custom emoticons, avatars and photos
- Updates from social networks
- One touch call, email and Messaging

Check Out How to Use Yahoo oneConnect on your iphone here

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Windows Live Messenger Virus - Malware

Windows Live Messenger has many times fallen prey to some malicious softwares like spyware and trojan. These happen when computer hackers transfer a virus infected file to our system or by sending a virus infected message which contains the malicious code. The windows live messenger are very often attacked by viruses or worms with names like W32.Yalove or MsnFake and this always destroys the MSN Messenger network.

Now, the Instant Messenger Security Center, a collaboration between security companies and corporations, has tracked attacks over 1900 IM individual attacks since 2004. A lot of security measures have been implied over the Messengers in their latest versions to avoid infection. Alternatively, Windows Live OneCare Safety Scanner, which is a free online virus scanner from Microsoft, is a well-integrated virus scanner for use with Windows Live Messenger.

In short we can conclude that the threat levels have gone very low compared to the previous years, but - "THE THREAT STILL REMAINS".

Check Out Messenger Plus for Windows Live Messenger - A Freeware add on for Live Messenger Here

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Dell Inspiron 910 - Specifications

Processor Type- Intel Atom N270
Processor Speed- 1.6 GHz 533MHz Single Core Processor
Memory - DDR2 800MHZ Max - 1024 MB
Video -Intel 945 GMS (integrated)
USB - Support 3 USB ports
Wireless - WLAN available
LCD - 8.9" WSVGA
Camera - 1.3 megapixel Mounted
NIC - LAN 10/100
Modem - Extenal Modem only
Bluetooth - Mini Card Support Only
Operating System - Windows XP / Ubuntu 8.04
Battery - Base 4-cell
Weight - 2.20lbs

910 will support SSDs up to 16GB and has what looks to be very moddable internals (large Phillips-head screws hold that SSD in place). 910 features Intel Atom N270 DiamondVille, and is running on 512 MB DDR2 RAM Up To 1 GB and an optional VGA or 1.3-megapixel cameras.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Live Messenger 3 - Now Live

Get the latest Live Messenger 3 which now includes Mail, Messenger, Photo Gallery, Movie Maker, Writer, Toolbar, Family Safety and Outlook Connector.

You can use the Windows Live Mail Beta to manage your Hotmail, Gmail and other e-mail accounts, contacts and calenders. Its works very similar like the Gmail and the Gmail chat. You can edit and organize your digital images and movies using Photo Gallery and Movie Maker.

Check Out Messenger Plus for Windows Live Messenger - A Freeware add on for Live Messenger Here

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Sony Vaio NS Notebook - Configuration and Price

Sony is about to release their new version of Sony VAIO series. This Sony Vaio notebook comes jam packed with some cool specifications including an Intel 4500 integrated graphics chipset, Blu-ray combo drive, A/V menu, Intel Core 2 Duo 2GHz processor, 3GB RAM, 250GB hard drive, and a built-in webcam. The Sony VAIO NS is available in blue, gray, and white, the new Sony Vaio NS will be released this Fall for $650 upwards, depending on the configuration.

Thursday, September 4, 2008


Googles latest offering, GOOGLE CHROME (internet browser) fails to meet the expectations. The interface is not very attractive when compared with Mozilla firefox and Internet Explorer 7. The installation takes more time. It took almost 7 minutes on my Notebook which runs windows vista home edition. Initially the installation showed errors like initialization error (Oxc0000135) and then application error.

My third attempt finally forced GOOGLES CHROME to get installed. I expected more from google when they announced the release of CHROME since they already have master players like Mozilla Firefox, Internet explorer, Safari, Opera to compare and compete. Many of the important features were missing (hope they will have more patches ). Lets wait and hope that google will soon bring out an extended version of the present GOOGLE CHROME and why not - Its Google, they will definitely bring out the best - take gtalk instant messenger as an example.

Sunday, August 31, 2008

Apple iphone3G India - Promoted by Airtel and Vodafone

The iphone is now available in India. You can get the Apple iphone3G from Vodafone or Airtel who are Apples official partners. It also can be ordered from eBay. The unlocked versions are found in mobile shops of Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, bangalore etc. An unlocked apple iPhone will work with GSM networks here but you cannot use all the features of the iphone once it is unlocked.

The unlocked 4GB iphone costs around 20K and the unlocked 8GB costs around 31K including the tax. iPhone 3G, officially is now available in 8GB and 16GB models respectively. iPhone will be sold in India through Airtel and Vodafone stores.

Very similar looking phones like the apple iphone are available in Indian markets. These phones work with Linux, windows and symbian OS.

Monday, June 16, 2008

HP Pavilion TX2500z Tablet Pc

HP’s new Pavilion tx2500z Tablet PC, based on AMD Puma mobile platform, is now available for purchase. The tx2500z convertible notebook includes a 12.1-inch 1280×800 touch-screen, AMD Turion X2 Ultra ZM processor, ATI Radeon HD 3200 integrated graphics, up to 4GB or DDR2 RAM, and up to 320GB of storage. There are also a built-in DVD burner, 802.11a/b/g/n wireless LAN, optional Bluetooth, web camera, and fingerprint reader, as well as Gigabit Ethernet LAN, a 56k modem, three USB ports, an ExpressCard slot, and 5-in-1 media card reader. The tx2500z weighs 4.23 pounds and runs Windows Vista. The base configuration is priced at $1,049.00 after $99 instant savings.


Thursday, June 12, 2008

Yahoo hires Google for Boosting Profit

Yahoo has hired Google to sell some online ads in hopes of boosting its profit. The Sunnyvale-based company announced the plans late Thursday after its stock plunged 10 percent on news that its efforts to revive takeover talks with Microsoft had hit a dead end.

Yahoo Inc. is now counting on Google Inc.'s superior moneymaking system to appease its angry shareholders. By using Google's superior advertising technology, Yahoo believes it can boost its annual cash flow by $250 million to $450 million in the first year of the deal.

The partnership could last up to 10 years if it can win antitrust approval.

World's Fastest Computer - "Roadrunner"

The world's fastest supercomputer, Roadrunner was unveiled on Monday. A $100 million machine that could perform 1000 trillion calculations per second, and mostly it could sustain its activity. The project was accomplished by engineers from Alamos National Labs and IBM corp.

According to IBM, Roadrunner is twice as fast as IBM's Blue Gene System which itself is 3 times faster than any other super computers in the world. Since the computer is a speed demon, it could be used for nuclear weapons research. But officials said the computer also could have a wide range of other applications in civilian engineering, medicine and science, from developing biofuels and designing more fuel efficient cars to finding drug therapies and providing services to the financial industry.

To put Roadrunner's speed in perspective, if every one of the 6 billion people on earth used a hand-held computer and worked 24 hours a day it would take them 46 years to do what the Roadrunner computer can do in a single day.

The interconnecting system of Roadrunner occupies 6,000 square feet with 57 miles of fiber optics and weighs 500,000 pounds. Although made from commercial parts, the computer consists of 6,948 dual-core computer chips and 12,960 cell engines, and it has 80 terabytes of memory.

The cost: $100 million.

Sunday, June 8, 2008

The new Macintosh tablet by Apple

The Apple Mac tablet based on the apple Mac air with a 13 inch LED display and an external super Drive... coming soon

Friday, June 6, 2008

Internets Big Fight

Every major player in technology wants to create the next great platform, of course. What's new here is that it's possible for any number of them to succeed. The Internet is a much larger playing field than PC operating systems. Who will win the rally is impossible to answer.

Apple, Google and Facebook are 3 innovative companies of the silicon valley representing the fundamental phase of information epoch by their current entry into the social networking domain.

Google advocates open web standards where as Facebook with 70 million users have a different approach. They offer more controlled experience and keeps its users safe within its walls. Apple is entirely different from both - they concentrate on their hardware section. They do have a web services like iTunes music store. Apple comes from the old world. Its elegant products cocoon customers from the chaos of the information age, but the Apple experience tends to be highly controlled, with Apple hardware at the end points and Apple software and services, like the iTunes Music Store, in between.

All the players are in for making Big money. With all these one can conclude that the future of Internet is at stake.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

A New Theme For Gmail

Take a look at my newly designed theme for Gmail by Gdesigns. Shoot me a comment incase anyone of you require this tweak. Click on the screenshot for a larger image. I think it looks good. Some might agree to this. The startup screen also looks cool.

My Funky Gmail screenshot

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

JBL's new ipod speakers

The JBL On Stage 200iD iPod speaker, has rich sound quality and an eye catchy design. JBL had brought out an earlier version of this which did not click among its customers. But this time, they emerge as winners with On stage 200i.

It looks no different from its older version, but the quality has been improved and is now available at a satisfactory price. The current market price is $150 which might come down in another 3 months time.

The audio quality is phenomenal, but there is no additional options. The design is pretty much like a starship - cool for some, for others it might not suit.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Google groups banned in Turkey

Internet users of Turkey finds it difficult now. Google groups services are now blocked for them. Google groups has a big database of discussion forums.

The order was brought out by the court of western Turkey. Whenever a user tries to login to this page.. It gets redirected to a turkish page and also gives out a message like - "Action Suspended" !. The ban was on the basis of no instance.

They had earlier blocked Youtube which is now a part of google.

iGoogle now with new themes

Google has launched a new collection of themes for iGoogle, their personalized homepage site. Sources say that they took the help of some world leading artists. It almost took 70 artists to design the theme sketch for the users to choose from.

Since Google looks to find new and unique themes for their brand, all the artist were from various backgrounds. Oscar de la Renta, Anne Geddes, Marc Ecko, Coldplay, Jeff Koons and Diane von Furstenberg, among many others. On this special occasion, Pop artist Koons made a special Google DooDLe.