BlackBerry Ad Shows How Much RIM Hates Apple

The BlackBerry Bullet Takes a BIG BITE out of Apple! Shooting their blackberries at Apple's apples.Literally. Too bad their Storm's touch screen actually sucks!

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Turns Your iPhone Into a Wireless Music Receiver through AirPhones

A new app for the iPhone and iPod Touch lets you stream any audio from your Mac to your Apple mobile over a wi-fi connection.

It's called AirPhones, and it basically turns any pair of headphones or speakers into a wireless sound station. Any audio source on your Mac desktop -- be it an album in iTunes, a YouTube video or a podcast in Miro -- can be streamed to the iPhone and played back through the handset's audio out jack.

AirPhones, from developers Smashart, costs $5, but it largely eliminates the need for pricey wireless headphones. It's also a very cheap replacement for devices that provide wireless access to your music library -- devices like Apple's AirPort Express, Logitech's Squeezebox and Sonos' audio systems, the cheapest of which (AirPort Express) sits at the $100 mark.

After purchasing and installing the app, you have to download a free server application that runs on your Mac desktop (this server component is currently only available Intel Macs). Your iPhone and your Mac need to be connected to the same wireless network, and there is a slight but of latency -- somewhere around a quarter of a second audio delay between your Mac and your iPhone.


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Run IE8, Firefox, Safari, Chrome, and Opera from the web

The Browser Sandbox allows all popular Windows browsers, including Internet Explorer 8/7/6, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, Opera, and Google Chrome, to be run simultaneously, directly from the web as Xenocode WebApps. WebApps require no installation and run in isolated virtual environments.

Visit :

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Useful Information - Free plastic surgery camp

Hi friends...

If anyone of ur friends or relatives met with fire accident or ppl who born with problems in jointed ear,nose and mouth can free plastic surgery doing by kodaikanal pasam hospital..from march 23rd to 4 th april by german doctors......

I got this as Email. When Googled i find it on the Hindu Online

A free plastic surgery camp will be held at Pasam Hospital from March 23 to April 4. Internationally acclaimed surgeons from Germany will perform surgeries in the hospital to needy patients, said Dindigul Collector R. Vasuki,

In a press release issued here on Saturday, she said that those who were affected by any kind of burn injuries could avail treatment at the camp.

Those with ailments in eyes, ears, nose and lips by birth may register their names with the hospital for free treatment.

They may contact the hospital functioning on M.M. Street, Kodaikanal, either in person or through telephone (04542) 240778 and 240668 or e-mail for registration, the release added.

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IPL Match Schedule 2009

Indian Premier League 2009 (IPL t20) Schedule

IPL t20 schedule:

April 10: Rajasthan Royals vs Delhi Daredevils at Jaipur.

April 11: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Deccan Chargers at Kolkata;
Chennai Super Kings vs Royal Challengers at Chennai.

April 12: Delhi Daredevils vs Kings XI Punjab at Delhi;
Mumbai Indians Vs Rajasthan Royals at Mumbai.

April 13: Deccan Chargers vs Chennai Super Kings at Hyderabad.

April 14: Royal Challengers vs Kolkata Knight Riders at Bangalore.

April 15: Kings XI Punjab vs Mumbai Indians at Mohali.

April 16: Deccan Chargers vs Delhi Daredevils at Hyderabad;
Chennai Super Kings vs Rajasthan Royals at Chennai.

April 17: Mumbai Indians vs Royal Challengers at Mumbai.

April 18: Kings XI Punjab vs Deccan Chargers at Mohali;
Kolkata Knight Riders vs Delhi Darevils at Kolkata.

April 19: Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings at Mumbai;
Royal Challengers vs Rajasthan Royals at Bangalore.

April 20: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Kings XI Punjab at Kolkata.

April 21: Delhi Daredevils vs Mumbai Indians at Delhi.

April 22: Rajasthan Royals vs Deccan Chargers at Jaipur.

April 23: Royal Challengers vs Kings XI Punjab at Bangalore.

April 24: Mumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knight Riders at Mumbai.

April 25: Delhi Daredevils vs Royals Challeners at Delhi;
Chennai Super Kings vs Kings XI Punjab at Chennai.

April 26: Rajasthan Royals vs Kolkata Knight Riders at Jaipur;
Deccan Chargers vs Mumbai Indians at Vizag.

April 27: Kings XI Punjab vs Royal Challengers at Mohali.

April 28: Mumbai Indians vs Delhi Daredevils at Mumbai.

April 29: Kings XI Punjab vs Rajasthan Royals at Mohgali.

April 30: Deccan Chargers vs Royal Challengers at Vizag.

May 1: Chennai Super Kings vs Delhi Daredevils at Chennai.

May 2: Mumbai Indians vs Deccan Chargers at Mumbai;
Kolkata Knight Riders vs Rajhasthan Royals at Kolkata.

May 3: Kings XI Punjab vs Chennai Super Kings at Mohali;
Royal Challengers vs Delhi Daredevils at Bangalore.

May 4: Deccan Chargers vs Rajsathan Royals at Hyderabad.
May 5: Delhi Daredevils vs Chennai Super Kings at Delhi.

May 6: Rajasthan Royals vs Kings XI Punjab at Jaipur;
Kolkata Knight Riders vs Mumbai Indians at Kolkata.

May 7: Royal Challengers vs Deccan Chargers at Bangalore.

May 8: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Chennai Super Kings at Kolkata.

May 9: Rajasthan Royals vs Mumbai Indians at Jaipur;
Kings XI Punjab vs Delhi Daredevils at Mohali.

May 10: Deccan Chargers vs Kolkata Knight Riders at Hyderabad.

May 11: Delhi Daredevils vs Rajsathan Royals at Delhi.

May 12: Mumbai Indians vs Kings XI Punjab at Mumbai;
Chennai Super Kings vs Deccan Chargers at Chennai.

May 13: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Royal Challengers at Kolkata.

May 14: Rajasthan Royals vs Chennai Super Kings at Jaipur;
Delhi Daredevils vs Deccan Chargers at Delhi.

May 15: Royal Challengers vs Mumbai Indians at Bangalore.

May 16: Delhi Daredevils vs Kolkata Knight Riders at Delhi;
Deccan Chargers vs Kings XI Punjab at Hyderabad.

May 17: Rajasthan Royals vs Royal Challengers at Jaipur;
Chennai Super Kings vs Mumbai Indians at Chennai.

May 18: Kings XI Punjab vs Kolkata Knight Riders at Mohali.

May 19: Royal Challengers vs Chennai Super Kings at Bangalore.

May 21: First semifinal at Chennai;

May 22: Second semifinal at Chennai.

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Tata Nano will launch in Mumbai on March 23, 2009

Tata Motors on Thursday announced that the much-awaited Tata Nano will be launched at a function in Mumbai on March 23, 2009.

The cars will be on display at Tata Motors dealerships from the first week of April 2009. Bookings will commence from the second week of April 2009.

The booking amount for Nano is likely to be around Rs. 70,000. The company has announced the prices of Nano between Rs. 1 lakh (Approx usd $1986) and Rs. 1.34 lakh (Approx usd $ 2661). Initially, the company would take bookings of just one lakh cars as mass production of the vehicle would be possible only by 2010, and till then only 3,000 cars a month are likely to be manufactured.

Tata Nano Spotted on Road Video

Tata Nano finally spotted on the Ahmednagar-Pune highway, probably being road tested before it finally debuts in India.

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Samsung Omnia HD - Hands-On @ MWC 2009

It supports 720p HD video playback - check out the demo

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Task Manager disabled in Windows XP, how to I fix it?

My task manager has a "task manager has been disabled by the administrator" message. How did this happen and how can I correct this?

Why: if you didn't do it yourself, the news isn't good.

How to fix it: there are a couple of ways.

Let's look at this more closely.

The situation's pretty simple. If you right click on the clock in the Windows taskbar, the Task Manager item is grayed out:

Or, if you try to run taskmgr.exe manually, you get this message:

So, how did this happen?

As we'll see in a moment, there are settings you can access as an administrator that would allow you to disable and enable Task Manager in this way.

You didn't do that, you say?

Then a virus probably did.

Disabling Task Manager is one way viruses try to make it harder for you to deal with their infections. Before proceeding any further, you should run a complete and up-to-date anti-virus scan of your machine. It's possible, perhaps even likely, that you've been infected.

Once you come back virus-free, you can proceed with the fix.

If you have Windows XP Pro, there's a nifty user interface to directly edit the setting you want to repair. Click Start, then click Run and type in gpedit.msc:

And press OK. This runs the Group Policy Editor.

Once in the Group Policy Editor, expand in turn:

* User Configuration
* Administrative Templates
* System
* Ctrl+Alt+Del Options

You should see something much like this:

Double click on Remove Task Manager to change its setting:

It should be enough to click on Not Configured and then OK and Task Manager is available once again.

If you don't have Windows XP Pro, then you'll need to edit the registry manually.

Click Start, then click Run, type in regedit, and click on OK.

Expand these registry keys in turn:

* Software
* Microsoft
* Windows
* CurrentVersion
* Policies
* System

You should see something similar to this:

Right Click on the DisableTaskMgr item:

Click on Delete, confirm that you want to delete, and Task Manager should be available once again.

One thing to note is that it's quite possible that if you're in an environment managed by a centralized policy, these settings may have no effect. Your IT administrator may set things up so as to disable Task Manager, and other things as well at the domain
level. You'll need to ask them if this is the case.


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SAFARI 4 New Features

The 30 best features of Windows 7

1.Don't need a new PC

Windows 7 will become the first major Windows release that any of us can remember that doesn't require better hardware than its predecessor. In fact, it might even run on systems that struggle with Vista, especially netbooks.

Our real-world benchmarks show that the performance difference between Vista and Windows 7 is zilch. Our Office benchmarks and video-encoding tests completed in precisely the same time, regardless of which OS was installed on our test machine. However, there's no doubt that Windows 7 feels faster. Applications open in a snap, and there are fewer instances of the whirly waiting wheel that afflicts Vista.

Better still, it runs happily on netbooks. Although we've seen a few netbooks such as the HP Mini-Note 2133 pre-installed with Vista Basic, most resort to Windows XP. However, we installed Windows 7 on an MSI Wind, with an Intel Atom 1.6GHz processor and 1GB of RAM, and it performed spotlessly.

The Aero interface is smooth, menus responsive, even Media Center works with commendable polish. What's more, it goes from power off to booted and ready to use in around 50 seconds - only ten seconds slower than Windows 7 boots on a Dell M1330 laptop, with a Core 2 Duo T9500 running at 2.6GHz and 3GB of RAM.

2. Big-screen support

Large, high-definition displays are much better catered for in Windows 7. First, there's no more fiddling around in the Control Panel to make your desktop appear on an external display - pressing Windows + P brings up a pop-up menu with options to duplicate, extend or transfer your desktop on to the second screen.

There's also good news for those who've been squinting at the mammoth LCD panels connected to their PCs. The telemetry from Microsoft's Customer Experience Programme revealed that only half of Windows users are running their PCs at native resolution, with others artificially reducing the resolution as they're struggling to read the text.

Consequently, there's a new option to boost the text and other onscreen items to 150% of their normal size. We tested this feature on a 30in widescreen display and it instantly made the text more readable, although you obviously have to sacrifice some screen real estate - which is the main reason for choosing a bigger screen in the first place.

The art is finding a reasonable compromise. If you simply want to zoom in on a small portion of the screen, the Mac-like magnifier allows you to smoothly zoom in and scroll around the screen.

3. Start button search

The Start button search facility introduced with Windows Vista has been given a spruce up that makes it a genuine timesaver. Instead of merely hunting for exact filename and application matches, the search is more intelligent.

Search for "disk" for example, and not only do applications such as Disk Cleanup and Disk Defragmenter appear as they would in Vista, but also Control Panel tasks such as "Create and format hard disk partitions" and "Create a password reset disk".

It isn't a straight keyword search, either - "Use tools to improve performance" comes up when you search for "processor", for instance. It's a clever way of making hard-to-find Control Panel features more accessible.

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4. BitLocker To Go

With USB sticks responsible for many recent security scares, Microsoft has decided to tackle the issue head-on with Windows 7. BitLocker To Go effortlessly encrypts any external USB drive by right-clicking on the drive's icon and entering a suitably secure password. You're given the option to save and print out a recovery key, which can be used to access data on the drive should you forget the password.

The USB drive can also be automatically unlocked on your mainPC, to save entering the password every time, although this obviously makes it less secure. Microsoft promises that BitLocker To Go will offer read-only support on older versions of Windows - for now, encrypted disks appear as full, inaccessible drives on Windows XP and Vista.

IT departments running the forthcoming Windows Server 2008 R2 can set a group policy that forces employees to encrypt the drive before they can copy company data to the disk, which should help prevent data leaks and the need for more drastic security measures, such as locking down USB ports.

Microsoft has boosted BitLocker support for internal drives, too, with PC hard disks also encryptable at the right-click of a mouse (Windows 7 will automatically create the hidden boot partition). Whether BitLocker will be restricted to Enterprise and Ultimate versions of the OS, as it was with Vista, remains to be seen.

5. Document libraries

Microsoft has taken a whole world of pain out of locating and searching for documents in Windows 7. The new Libraries function in Windows Explorer allows you to add network folders, SharePoint documents, and pretty much any folder you choose to your Documents Library, meaning even files that are tucked away within the nether regions of a server can be accessed within only a couple of clicks.

Better still, if the drive containing your documents fills up, you can simply change the default save location and add that new location into the Documents view. No time-consuming file copies required.

There's also a new concept of Search Connectors. Add an email search connector into the Documents view and, when you type a search term in the box at the top-right, it will search your email, too.

6. Nag-free System Tray

Your antivirus software is out of date! Wireless networks detected! The woman at number 43 has just turned on her oven! Vista's System Tray spewed out so many pop-up warnings that you couldn't see the wood for the trees. Windows 7's revamped System Tray, on the other hand, has been blissfully gagged.

Windows warning messages are now concealed in the "Windows Solutions Center" - a small lighthouse icon that sits silently in the System Tray and delivers warning messages only when you click on it. In fact, it could even be argued that Microsoft has gone a little too far.

Hidden warnings that the security software is switched off, for example, won't bother most PC Authority readers, but the average consumer would probably appreciate the heads-up.

The modern-day habit of every application barging its way into the System Tray has also been curtailed. The System Tray now consists of only three key Windows icons, with the rest banished to a new overflow area. Users have complete control over which icons appear in the System Tray, so if there's a particular app you need to keep an eye on, you can promote it.

7. Drag and snap windows

Today's large widescreen displays are perfect for comparing documents side by side, but resizing two Windows to fit on the same screen in XP or Vista is a faff. Windows 7 makes it a cinch: drag one window to the far left, the other to the right, and the two fit snugly together like old ladies on the bus.
Windows can be dragged into action in other ways, too. Pull a window to the top of the screen and it's automatically maximised. Pull it back down from the top, and the window returns to its original size. Such gesture-like controls quickly become second nature, practically sending the "maximise" and "restore" controls to the dole queue.

8. Location-aware printing

Anyone used to ferrying a laptop between work and home will be familiar with the tedium of thoughtlessly pressing in the office, only to find Word struggling to find the home inkjet that's set as default. In Windows 7, the PC automatically detects when you're at home and at work when you connect to the network, and automatically selects the relevant printer. It's the little things...

9. UAC silencer

Windows chief Steven Sinofsky has admitted that Vista's User Account Control had proved as popular as the village serial killer. The show-stopping interruptions are now completely under user control, with a sliding scale of UAC setting that ranges from turning the security "feature" off completely, to notifications every time a piece of software raises an eyebrow at your settings.

10. Media streamer playback

Windows Media Player now includes the option to play back music on other networked devices in the home, not only the PC you're sat in front of. So, for example, you could be sitting in the lounge with a laptop and select a music track to play back through a media-streaming device with its own dedicated speakers, instead of your tinny laptop affairs.

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11. Revamped Taskbar and jumplists

Replacing the Taskbar window tabs with large, chunky icons isn't big, clever, nor particularly innovative - Apple's Mac OS X Dock and the KDE interface have been doing this for donkey's years.

Sometimes, however, ‘borrowing' ideas from others is better than attempting to reinvent the wheel, and our hands-on tests with the new Windows 7 interface at the Professional Developers Conference (the user interface isn't incorporated into the Windows 7 build Microsoft has released for testing) showed that Microsoft was right to flatter its rivals with a little imitation.

Not only are the bigger icons more finger-friendly for those running Windows 7 on a touchscreen PC, they also conceal the new "jumplists".

Accessible through a right-click (or an upwards swipe of the finger) on the Taskbar icon, the jumplists spring out to reveal a bevy of handy shortcuts that are tailored to that particular application. These might be recently opened documents in Word, music player controls in Windows Media Player, or a link to open the privacy mode in Internet Explorer, for example.

Jumplists are also available from programs listed in the Start menu, with a pop-up box appearing to the right. And, at long last, Microsoft has finally made it possible to drag and drop the Taskbar icons into the order you wish, without having to download the TweakUI PowerToy.

12. HomeGroup

With the average household now containing multiple PCs according to Microsoft, home networking is heading towards the mainstream. HomeGroup should help make it easier. After setting up your HomeGroup on your first Windows 7 PC, any new Windows 7 machine that's connected to the home network will be automatically detected and enrolled into the HomeGroup.

This means a new Windows 7 laptop can instantly share the printer connected to the desktop PC in the study, for example. It also allows any PC on the HomeGroup to share documents, photos, music, video and other files across the network. Files on other Windows 7 PCs can be searched for as if they were stored locally, using the new Libraries function in Windows Explorer.

Certain types of documents and folders can be excluded from the HomeGroup if you wish to keep those private, and companies can lock down the HomeGroup functions to prevent business data being shared when an employee fires up their laptop at home.

The obvious downside is that all the other PCs on the network will need to be left on if you wish to search their files, which still makes a NAS/Windows Home Server device a more sensible option for sharing data in the home.

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13. New User State Migration tool

Vista's User State Migration tool allowed a new OS to be installed while retaining the user's data, but it physically moved the data from one place to another on the hard disk, slowing down the process.

Windows 7 accelerates the process with ‘hardlink migration', which leaves the data in the exact same place on the hard disk, and uses a series of redirect links to help Windows 7 find the files. Microsoft demonstrated a PC being upgraded from Vista to Windows 7 in a little over 25 minutes using the new migration tool. Something of an improvement on the three hours it took for us to perform a regular upgrade installation of Vista to Windows 7 from the DVD.

14. iTunes support in Windows Media Player

In a promising sign that Microsoft is prepared to stop playing silly buggers with proprietary formats, Windows Media Player now offers support for the iTunes AAC format. Not only does this mean you don't have to open up iTunes on your PC to play those tracks, but you can also play back iTunes libraries on other PCs over the network without having the Apple software installed on your system. DRM-protected files remain off limits, of course. AVC and H.264 video are supported, too.

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15. Show Desktop

Power users will be familiar with the frustration of having to minimise countless open windows to take a quick look at newsfeeds or other gadgets on the Windows desktop. The revamped Show Desktop button - which now occupies the few remaining pixels between the System Tray Clock and the right edge of the Taskbar - makes all open Windows transparent when you hover the mouse over the icon. Ideal for a quick peek at the football scores before ploughing on with work.

16. Touch controls

Multitouch is the feature that's most likely to divide the Windows faithful. Some will see it as the next stage in an evolution that was rapidly accelerated by the iPhone; others will cling to keyboard and mouse and dismiss it as needless frippery.

Touch support and the new Taskbar haven't been included in our test build, so we can only form an early judgement on the hands-on trials we sampled at Microsoft's Professional Developers Conference. In our view, Microsoft hasn't gone far enough to accommodate hands-on controls.

Yes, the new larger Taskbar icons make it easier to select apps, and Microsoft has cleverly allowed programs such as Word to benefit from touch-based scrolling, zooms and pans, without doing any work to the application itself.

But in our experience, touch only works when the UI has been specifically designed for the purpose, as with the iPhone or HP's TouchSmart PCs, which put a separate touch overlay on Vista. There's nothing to stop the likes of HP doing the same with Windows 7, but we can't help thinking that pushing the onus of UI design on to PC manufacturers isn't the path to mainstream adoption.

Unless third-party developers can create compelling touch-based apps, we suspect multitouch will go the same way as the Tablet PC - a niche within a niche.

17. DirectAccess

DirectAccess promises to take much of the hassle out of remote working by providing access to the corporate network without having to tunnel in via a VPN. Using IPv6 over IPsec, DirectAccess encrypts data sent over the public internet, allowing remote workers access to the company network, intranet, shared folders and all the other data they'd have access to in-house.

PCs logging in via DirectAccess are managed in the same way as office-bound machines, meaning they can be constantly updated with security patches and subject to the same group policy rules as office machines, giving IT departments a much more secure, "always managed" infrastructure.

DirectAccess also allows internet traffic to be separated from access to the company's network, so workers can surf the web without adding to the company's network congestion.

18. Sensor support

Touch isn't the only new way to interact with a Windows 7 PC - the operating system also includes support for various sensors that will detect location, movement and light among other variables. We put this to the test with a prototype Freescale board sporting a three-axis accelerometer, an ambient light sensor and a proximity switch array.

The test applications that came with the board allowed us to zoom in and out on documents by moving the board back and forth, while another allowed us to tilt a marble across the screen in true Super Monkeyball style.

It's conceivable that such sensors will be embedded in laptops and UMPCs, as well as dedicated peripherals such as gamepads, opening up all manner of potential applications: panning around Google Earth by tilting a laptop, for example. This is definitely one to watch.

19. AppLocker

IT managers who want to prevent employees installing unauthorised software will benefit from the tighter controls afforded by AppLocker. This group-policy feature allows IT departments to specify installations right down to the version of the software concerned.

Companies might decide to allow employees to install only Flash version 9 and above, for example, to guard against security flaws in less secure versions. Conversely, they might want to prevent employees installing the latest version of an app until it's been subject to internal testing. Such publishing rules are based upon the application's digital signature, which is easier than writing a new rule for each version of an application.

20. Gadgets are go

Desktop gadgets have been let off the leash in Windows 7, with the sidebar condemned to the scrapheap and gadgets allowed to roam freely across the desktop.

They can also be resized, allowing you to give due prominence to favoured applets, and easily view them with the new Show Desktop button (see number 15). Microsoft says that "it's also easier for the applications you use to install helpful companion gadgets". Let's hope those gadgets turn out to be as "helpful" as billed.

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21. Remote apps that feel like a desktop

Although we've been unable to verify such claims, Microsoft promises that running applications via Remote Desktop will feel just like the real thing. "Users can more easily connect to remote applications and remote desktop sessions from any Windows 7 PC, whether in the office or on the road," Microsoft boasts. "Applications launch, look, and feel just like they do when running locally.

New applications that IT professionals make available automatically appear on the Start menu, so that users always have access to the latest programs."

22. DeviceStage

DeviceStage has the potential to become incredibly useful... or Windows 7's UAC. This feature sees Microsoft create specific "homepages" for devices such as digital cameras, smartphones and printers, and hand them over to the device manufacturer.

Aside from glossy pictures and logos linking to the manufacturer's website, the pages will (theoretically) contain links to applications and services specifically tailored to that device, such as a link to a website selling ink cartridges for that model of printer or extra software downloads for a mobile phone.

The problem with the DeviceStage concept is that it relies on the integrity of the hardware manufacturers. Will they use it to genuinely add value to their products, or will it be abused as a cheap marketing tool for extra subscription services and crapware? We can only hope it's the former.

23.Bluetooth wizard

A quick peek in the revamped System Tray reveals a new Bluetooth icon. Windows 7 adds support for Bluetooth 2.1, making it easier to discover and pair devices using a simple wizard. Our test Nokia E71 smartphone was paired within seconds, although the drivers failed to install properly on the phone, meaning we could send photos to the phone, but not vice versa. Hopefully, such niggles will be ironed out before launch.

24. Problem Steps Recorder

IT support staff will need a new form of exercise, as the Problem Steps Recorder might mean fewer trips up and down stairs in big offices. The troubleshooting feature takes screengrabs of the user's PC as they run through a process that's causing them problems - a botched installation or driver failure, say.

The screengrabs are then forwarded on to IT support, packaged with a batch of telemetry from the user's PC, hopefully allowing the technician to diagnose and even fix the problem from their desk, using a Remote Desktop session.

25. One-click Wi-Fi

It's one of those features that's so obvious you wonder how it took Microsoft so long to cotton on, especially since it's been a feature of Linux distributions for years, but new Wi-Fi networks are now only a click away.

A simple click on the wireless network System Tray icon produces a pop-up of available networks, rather than having to delve into the separate View Available Networks option that was found in XP and Vista. A small but worthwhile change.

26. Internet Explorer 8

Internet Explorer 8 isn't unique to Windows 7, with a beta already available for Vista, but in terms of usability there's no comparison between the two. On Windows 7, it's a revelation: not only does it launch quickly, but the pages render in a flash. Considering that performance was our main criticism of IE8 when we compared all the major browsers recently (see December 08, page 16), this bodes well for its future.

That said, it still falls well behind Google Chrome for JavaScript speed, with Chrome on average five times faster in the SunSpider benchmark. The interface also looks crowded compared with Chrome, and we're yet to be convinced that its Accelerators - where you select text from the current web page and get given the option to paste that text into, say, Google Search or Microsoft Translate - are the revolutionary time-saver Microsoft claims.

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27. Wireless USB and Blu-ray write support

New operating system, new technologies to support. Ultra Wideband (UWB) and Wireless USB (WUSB) have rather stalled in the blocks, but should the wireless alternatives to USB cables ever take off, Windows 7 will support both. Also included for the first time is native support for burning Blu-ray discs.

28. BranchCache

In a bid to help office workers struggling with limited bandwidth, Microsoft is introducing BranchCache. The idea is that content from remote file and web servers is cached locally in the branch office - either on a server or distributed across Windows 7 client PCs.

This means, for example, that if one employee spends two minutes downloading a large PowerPoint presentation off the company's intranet, the next person in the same office will have access to the cached version of the file within seconds. BranchCache will work with any app based on the HTTPS and Server Message Block (SMB) protocols, but requires the company to have rolled out Windows Server 2008 R2.

29. Colour calibration tool

Although it definitely isn't a replacement for spectrometers, the new Display Colour Calibration wizard should help make colours look more natural and text sharper on LCDs.

It tells you how to adjust the parameters available through your monitor's onscreen menus to perfect contrast, brightness and sharpness. It also calibrates the ClearType text for LCD panels.

30. Toggle Windows features

Switching off unwanted Windows features used to involve an uninstall. Now, such features can be simply toggled on and off, with the files remaining on the hard disk should you decide to use them later.
This article appeared in the March 2009 issue of PC Authority.


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Kaspersky Antivirus and Internet Security

I bought a licensed Kaspersky Internet Security 2009 from Kochi (Cochin). Believe me this is the best Anti virus software I ever Used.

Kaspersky Antivirus and Internet Security
Fans of all-in-one security suites should take a serious look at the just-released Kaspersky Internet Security 2009, which includes modules for antivirus, antispyware, firewall and more, yet uses little enough system resources and RAM that it won't slow down or clog up your system.

Like many of its competitors, Kaspersky takes the "everything but the kitchen sink" approach to Internet security, and it largely succeeds. The software's sprawling features are well integrated via a single control panel with individual screens for anti-malware, system security, online security and content-filtering sections. The default settings for each module should work well for most people, but for those who like to tweak, the program offers considerable customization tools as well.

Pros: Good interface, unobtrusive firewall, doesn't hog memory

Cons: Antiphishing filter could be better, Parental Control tool difficult to use

Best for: Small and home offices that want an all-inclusive suite with clean design and easy-to-use security wizards

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The EcoBoomer - All Electric, Zero Emissions, Eco-Friendly

EcoBoomer, it's an all electric, zero emissions, environmentally friendly, four wheeler.

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Now you can change the fonts in adsense

You've been asking for more control over the appearance of the ads on your sites, so we're happy to let you know that you can now change the font face of the text in ad units on pages in Latin-character languages. You can choose between Arial, Times, and Verdana font faces. Please note that while font options will appear in every account, they'll currently only be applied to ad units on pages primarily in Latin-based characters.

There are a few ways to customize the font face of your ad units. If you'd like to quickly change the font settings for every ad unit generated from your account, visit the 'Ad Display Preference' section of your Account Settings page to select a new account-wide font face. This will affect all units you've created in the past, regardless of whether you used the Manage Ads feature. By default, your ads are currently set to 'Standard AdSense font family', which we've found has performed well across browsers and displays.

However, you can also select custom font faces for specific ad units that you've created with the Manage Ads feature. When creating new ad units, you'll be prompted to select between the default 'Standard AdSense font family', your new account-wide font face (if you've selected one), or another font face. You can also change the appearance of existing ad units, by visiting the Manage Ads page of your account and updating your font choices for specific ad units. Once you've changed the font face of an ad unit away from the default, those selections will be maintained even if you change your account-wide settings later.

Just as with color and placement optimizations, we encourage you to test these new font options to find the best combination for your sites. For instance, you can try matching the font face of your ads to that of your sites. Enjoy the new font faces, and feel free to leave feedback in our comments field below.

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Samsung Show i7410 projector-phone

Samsung’s i7410 projector phone (knwn also as the Samsung Show) has been showcased at the MWC 2009 event today. It integrates Texas Instrument’s DLP pico technology, allowing the device to project images over area size ranging from 5" to 50" with a resolution of 480x320 pix. Even though it incorporates a projector, it still looks thin and sleek, and also packs a 3.2" WQVGA touch-sensitive display, a 5Mpix camera and the TouchWiz UI.
The Samsung i7410 should be hitting European and Asian markets pretty soon.

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iBar - largest multitouch touchscreen

This is the surface of an interactive, 10 meter long bar. Every glass, cup, cellphone, car key, businesscard or even fingers will be recognized.

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Giant Multi-Touch Air Hockey table (video)

Multitouch air hockey on a 103" Panasonic plasma with a U-Touch overlay.

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HTC Magic - World's Second Android Phone

HTC and Google are getting closer to perfection with the new Android G2, the HTC Magic. Nice finish, great form factor. Check out the video.

HTC is keeping the look and feel of its Android devices distinct from its Windows Phone lineup, and that's looking like an increasingly good idea. We could use a bit more slim, and some of the other more advanced hardware features of those Windows Mobile-running brethren, but this is still a great phone for the time being. Unfortunately, it's only in Europe for now, and the lack of US 3G bands means it'll probably be in Europe for the foreseeable future, so folks stuck Stateside are currently out of luck. We await your next move, HTC.

indeed, the HTC Magic smart phone will be a Vodafone spring exclusive in the UK, Spain, Germany and France, and also available in Italy.

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Catches win matches? A: Adam Voges Catch

Take a Look this Video for a CATCH!

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Looking for home designs in kerala

Hi All,

I just started a blog about Kerala Home Design. The main objective of this blog is to show beautiful kerala home photos with the contact address of who made it. It's a free! service.

So If you are a builder, architect, or you have your self designed house... Send it to . It will be published here with your name and Contact Address. Or you Just want to show your house design. Just send, YES! Just send :)

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Builders in kerala

I have Collected a list of Main Builders and Home planners of Kerala. If you are a Builder or Home Planner want to be listed please mail to

Abad Builders :

ABC Homes and Properties :

ABM Builders :

AC City Projects Pvt. Ltd :

Access Builders and Developers :

ACE Corporation :

Ace Structures & Builders :

Acme projects & Developers :

Adam Builders :

Alfa Ventures :

Alhind Builders:

Align Builders :

Alliance Dwellwell Projects Pvt. Ltd :

Almark Housing Co. (P) Ltd (Santhi Homes) :

Alpine Homes :

Alukkas Builders :

Amar Builders :

Ambady Constructions :

Amity Projects (India) Pvt. Ltd :

Amrapali Group :

Anna Properties :

Ansal Buildwell Ltd. :

Anvita Builders Pvt Ltd. :

Anzera Properties :

Apple A Day Properties Pvt. Ltd :

Archives Constructions Pvt. Ltd. :

Arsha Vaasthu Constructions :

Artech Group Builders and Developers :

Asag Properties Private Limited :

ASRA Builders :

Asset Homes:

Aswathy Housing Pvt. Ltd. :

Athira Builders :

A2Z Builder Pvt Ltd :

Basic-homes Builders and Developers :

Bavasons Constructions :

BCG Builders :

Bhagheeratha builders :

Binlees Group Builders Developers :

Bintel Constructions Pvt Ltd :

Blue Dot Constructions Pvt. Ltd. :

B Tech Builders :

Business India Builders and Developers Ltd :

Carmel Builders Pvt. Ltd. :

Castle Homes :

Ceeyem Builders and Appartments :

Chakolas Habitat :

Cheloor Property Development Projects Limited :

CVC Homes :

Clearway Builders Pvt. Ltd :

Condor Group LLC :

Confident Group :

Conset Builders :

Coral Group :

Cosmo Builders :

Creative Builders :

Crescent Builders :

Cubix Builders :

Daya KAP Developers :

Desai Homes :

Dewa Projects Private Limited : Dewa Projects

Dharti Builders :

Dinesh Builders :

DLF Home Developers Ltd. : DLF Cochin DLF Kakkanad

Dream Builders :

Elite Builders :

Emmatty Towers :

Empire Builders :

EssDee Housing Projects :

E V Homes :

Express Housing Complex Pvt Ltd :

Flair Home Projects Pvt. Limited :

Forms Builders & Developers :

Fort Builders India Pvt Ltd. :

Fusion homes :

Galaxy Homes :

Galaxy builders :

Gokulam Engineers India Pvt. Ltd :

Good Earth Estates:

GP Developers :

Grandeur Homes :

Green Gate Project Pvt. Ltd. :

Green Vistas Infrastructure Projects :

Happy Constructions :

Harisree Builders & Developers :

Harit Havens :

Heavenly Homes Pvt. Ltd :

Heera Construction Company :

Hi-Line Developers & Projects (P) Ltd. :

Hilite Builders :

Holiday Group :

Holy Faith Builders & Developers :

Homespect Builders :

Homtok Builders :

Horizon Builders & Developers :

Hoysala Projects Pvt Ltd :

Imperial Homes (India) Pvt. Ltd. :

Infra Housing :

Iskcon Builders & Developers :

Jain Housing and Constructions Limited :

Jairaj Designer Homes (P) Ltd :

Jewel Homes Pvt. Ltd :

JGT Constructions :

JJ&SS Construction :

Jomer Properties and Investments Pvt. Ltd :

JTL Projects (P) Ltd. :

Julphar Builders Pvt Ltd :

Kallat Builders Pvt. Ltd. :

Kalpaka Builders Pvt Ltd :

K.P Varkey and V.S Builders :

Kaizen Projects & Constructions :

Kallat Builders Pvt. Ltd. :

Kalpaka Builders Private Limited :

Kent Constructions Pvt. Ltd. :

KGL Builders (Korath Gulf Links Builders Pvt. Ltd.) :

Khalifa Builders and Developers Pvt Ltd :

Kishorekumar Gokaldas Promoters and Developers :

Kottayam Construction Co. (P) Ltd. :

KPG Builders :

Kristal Group :

Kripa Homes :

Kunnel Projects Pvt. Ltd. :

Kuruvila Homes :

Landmark Builders :

Letaj Builders :

Lord Krishna Builders :

Lotus Builders :

Maa Smart Villaage :

Magnate Builders :

Maha Mandiram Constructions :

Malabar hi-lite builders :

Malayil Builders :

Manadath Homes Pvt. Ltd :

Manjooran Housing Development Company Pvt. Ltd :

Maruti Homes :

Mather Projects and Constructions Ltd :

Mathewsons Builders :

Maya Realtors Pvt. Ltd. :

Meadow Homes Pvt. Ltd. :

Meridian Homes :

Miczak Builders :

Mir Realtors :

Mission Builders & Consultants :

Mookambika Builders :

Moorthy Engineers & Builders :

Muthoot Builders :

My Home Villas & Apartments :

Nagarjuna Construction Company Ltd :

Nagpal Builders :

National Builders and Developers :

Navya Homes :

NCC Urban Infrastructure Limited. :

NJK Builders Pvt. Ltd. :

Nikunjam Constructions Pvt. Ltd. :

Nirmiti Builders :

Nitesh Estates Pvt. Ltd : Nitesh Estates

Noa Estates :

Noble Builders :

Noel Villas :

Nutech Constructions :

Oceanus Dwellings (P) Ltd. : Oceanus

Olive Builders :

Omega Heritage :

Orion Realtors & Developers :

Palace Builders :

Pallippat Builders :

Panjos Builders Pvt Ltd :

Parappilly builders :

Pareckattil Builders :

Parthasaradhy properties Private Limited :

Presidency Homes :

Prestige Group :

Pentagon Builders :

Pentark Builders & Developers :

Pentium Construction Pvt. Ltd. :

Poorna Homes :

Prime Property Developers :

PTC Group :

Pukalakkat Properties Pvt. Ltd. :

Pulikkal Constructions :

Pallathu Builders & Engineers India Private Limited :

Puravankara Projects :

PVS Apartments :

Quadra Homes & Builders Pvt. Ltd. :

Queens Habitats Pvt Ltd :

Raj Builders :

Rambal Builders :

RDS Project Ltd. :

Realty Property Planners :

Regal Projects :

Relcon Properties Pvt. Ltd. :

Revathy Property Management :

RK Builders :

RM Homes :

Rock 1 Builders & Developers :

Romaa Builders :

Roofco Builders & Developers :

Royal Castle Constructions :

Royal Projects :

Royal Ventures :

Sahara India Pariwar :

Sai Vandanam Associates Builders and Designers :

Santhimadom builders & developers : Santhimadom

Scorpions Builders and Developers :

Seagot Construction Co .(P)LTD :

Seiken Properties :

Shelters Homes Properties :

Shwas Homes :

SI (Southern Investments) :

SI Property (Kerala) Pvt. Ltd. :

Sivaji Builders Pvt. Ltd :

Sivahari Builders

Skyline Builders :

Skyline Foundations and Structures :

Sneha Builders :

Sobha Developers :

Soubhagya builders :

Souparnika Group :

Southern Investments (SI) :

Sreerosh Properties :

Sree Sky Builders :

SR Properties :

SRK Constructions :

Star Homes :

Sterling Projects :

S.V.Builders :

Synergy Homes Ltd. :

Tanzeel Builders :

Thrikkakara Constructions :

Thrissur Builders Pvt. Ltd. :

Tiknar Homes :

Trans India Constructions :

Travancore Builders Pvt. Ltd. :

Triade Builders :

Trinity Builders and Developers : Trinity

Tropicana Apartments :

Tulsi Developers :

Ultima Builders and Developers. Pvt. Ltd :

United Builders :

Unidesign Builders :

Vadappilly Construction Builders & Promoters :

VeeJay Properties :

Veevees Builders :

VM Developers & Builders :

Vijaya Living :

Vijaya Realtors :

Vinayaka Homes :

Vineyard Homes :

Vishraam Builders :

Viruvelil Group :

Vrindhavan apartments :

WayLand Builders Pvt. Ltd :

Wexco Homes Pvt. Ltd. :

Yamuna Mansions :

Yasoram Builders :

Zealots property :

Kerala Builders Association website :

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