Sunday, May 31, 2009
As is inevitable, some have already started comparing Bing with Google. But it is better to think about it a search engine with a specific niche and in terms of relevancy the new baby has to go a long way before it can compete with wise grandfather.
To get a hang of Bing the following video may be helpful.
Saturday, May 30, 2009
Taking a cue from biggies like Google, Yahoo! McAfee did a research on more than 2,600 popular keywords to find out the risk they pose. And it turned out that "screensavers" and its variations pose maximum risk while "lyrics" is one of the single most dangerous term.
Most of the victims are unsuspecting users who are searching for free wallpapers and screensavers, wallpapers of their favorite celebrities or ringtones or music of their favourite movie. So someone searching for the free screensavers of Katrina Kaif or Namitha could end up on a website offering infected softwares. Upon downloading and installing screensavers, these malwares install themselves on to the computer of the victim infecting it and may cause untold harm like slowing down PC or even stealing passwords and credit card numbers!
Now Katrina Kaif is not only one of the most searched name but it is most dangerous too. Waptrick the site offering free music,wallpapers downloads is also the very risky keyword. Orkut, Yahoomail, Shahid Kapur and even south beauty Namitha come under risky category.
On second thoughts, now you can say Katrina a fatal beauty and Namitha a lethal one!
Thursday, May 28, 2009
The most appealing feature is the offline mode that allows you to store playlists in advance for the conditions when no internet connection is available. Add to that the ability to sync the mobile app with the Spotify app running on a PC and you have the perfect recipe for a iTunes killer. To increase developers' participation, the company plans to release an API allowing them to integrate this app into other applications.
The new application by Spotify has got very positive reviews. Tech radar calls it a killer Android app.
Although, the company says that it will soon come up with iPhone version of the app, it remains uncertain whether Apple will allow the full functionality of Spotify .
Watch the video to get a look at this new application.
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
About the app store, Tero Ojanperä, Nokia’s executive vice president, said, "Ovi Store is open for business and we’ve stocked the shelves with both local and global content for a broad range of Nokia devices. Ovi Store makes shopping for content and applications easy and fun for feature phone and smartphone owners alike."
The company wanted to launch its online store with bang but things went topsy turvy when the link to the store provided on the press release did not work. Later when the company posted the corrected link, the website loaded too slowly. Nokia blamed the situation on high traffic which seems like a lame excuse as they could have easily anticipated the traffic surge given the numbr of mobile users they have. Right now the store website store.ovi.com is working fine.
After the huge success of ITunes app store, many biggies have jumped into the bandwagon like BlackBerry. The buzz is that Microsoft too will soon be launching its app store on the same lines. There were also news about Vodafone launching its own app store. The advantage, Nokia has is its enormous user base which can give it a head start over other players.
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
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