Monday, June 21, 2010

           10 Reasons to Try Office 2010

Office 2010 is now available for purchase worldwide, having hit the store shelves both in traditional retail outlets and in online shops on June 15th, 2010, two months after the productivity suite was released to manufacturing. Released in Beta in November 2009, Build 14.0.4536.1000 went on to be downloaded in excess of nine million times over the course of the five months that separated the first public testing milestone from the final stage of the development process. In terms of Beta size, judging by the sheer number of downloads, Office 2010 outperformed the testing program built for what went on to become the world’s fastest selling operating system. Windows 7 Beta downloads stopped at the eight-million mark, according to Microsoft.
1. Did I mention it’s free? Just like it was the case with Office 2007, Microsoft is serving free trial downloads of Office 2010. Users will get to test the RTM Build 14.0.4760.1000 for a good 60 days before the product expires, at which time they will be offered the option to buy a license, and continue running the productivity suite.

2. It’s Microsoft Office, do you need anything else? With Office 2010, Microsoft continues to provide the most complete and comprehensive productivity suite on the market. Now spanning the desktop, the Cloud and mobile devices, Office 2010 simply doesn’t have an equivalent in any of the third-party productivity suites available on the market, be them free or not.

3. Modest system requirements. By any standards, Office 2010 only requires a most hardware infrastructure, and can go as low as a 500 MHz CPU, with a recommended 512 MB, and 3.0 GB of free space. Like I said, modest is the key word. This means that even users with older computers still running Windows XP SP3 can download, install and test Office 2010 without any problems.

4. Top performance. I have been a Beta tester for Office 2010 since Microsoft released the Technical Preview ahead of the actual Beta in 2009. And while I don’t have actual benchmark results, I was impressed with the speed of the productivity suite’s components on several of my computers. On my home computer, by far the best machine I own with a 3GHz procession and 4GB of DDR3, Office 2010 simply flies. But, at the same time, it also performs excellently on my work machine, and older PCs with a 2GHz CPU and just 3.37GB of usable RAM.

5. You can now touch Office. Look at it any way you want, but NUI (natural user interfaces) are the future. And, provided you own a touch-capable computer and run Windows 7, there is no reason why you shouldn’t get a more hands-on experience with the productivity suite.

6. Office Ribbon. Speaking of NUI, the evolution of the Ribbon/Fluent graphical user interface from Office 2007 to Office 2010 delivers a more streamlined user experience. Granted, the Ribbon might seem scary at first, but, once you get the hang of it, you see just how antiquated the traditional menus will feel. And Ribbon customization is one of the best aspects of the UI, allowing users to tailor the experience in accordance with their preferences, work style, etc.

7. Going mobile. Office Mobile 2010 is defined as a rich mobile productivity companion for Office 2010. Users will only get the mobile flavor of the productivity suite provided that they buy it together with a Windows Phone. Office Mobile 2010 will come preinstalled on a range of devices, allowing the productivity suite to span to a new screen. Word Mobile 2010, Excel Mobile 2010, PowerPoint Mobile 2010, OneNote Mobile 2010, SharePoint Workspace Mobile 2010 and Outlook Mobile 2010 are all available on Windows Phones with Office Mobile 2010 preinstalled.

8. Reaching for the Cloud. Share, collaborate, access files from anywhere and from a variety of devices, store content online, all free of charge via Office Web Apps. Available via Windows Live SkyDrive, Office Web Apps only require users to have a valid Windows Live ID.

9. Stay social right from Outlook. With the Outlook Social Connector, Outlook 2010 offers users the possibility to get an overall, centralized perspective over their social networking life, and remain connected to friends on Facebook, Windows Live, LinkedIn or MySpace. Fact is that more and more Microsoft products and services are embracing social networks, and Outlook 2010 is a great example of this.

10. Test-drive new features and capabilities. As far as I’m concerned, the best thing about Office 2010 trial releases is that they offer users a chance to test some of the new features that the productivity suite brings to the table.

By all means, feel free to download a free trial edition of Office 2010 via the links below and dive into the new productivity suite from Microsoft

Office Home and Business 2010 RTM Build 14.0.4760.1000 is available for download here.

Office Home and Student 2010 RTM Build 14.0.4760.1000 is available for download 

Office Professional 2010 RTM Build 14.0.4760.1000 is available for download 

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Nokia Handsets and Services Sales Going Pretty Bad
It seems that the rather poor economic period the world has been going through is affecting some of the biggest names in the mobile industry a lot more than they had initially anticipated. And while US customers are battling it out for an iPhone pre-order, Nokia's prospects for the future are pretty grim, with the sales estimates for 2010 dropping, due mostly to less interest from the customers and a much more savage market competition.

So, according to their own statement, Nokia now expects Devices & Services net sales to be at the lower end of, or slightly below, its previously expected range of EUR 6.7 billion to EUR 7.2 billion for the second quarter of 2010. This update is primarily due to lower than previously expected average selling prices and mobile device volumes. Furthermore, Nokia now expects the Devices & Services non-IFRS operating margin to be at the lower end of, or slightly below, its previously expected range of 9% to 12% for the second quarter 2010.

The rest of the year won't be particularly good for the Finnish mobile phone manufacturer either since it continues to expect industry mobile device volumes to be up approximately 10% in 2010, compared to 2009, but also its mobile device value market share to be slightly lower in 2010. This update is primarily due to competitiveness on the high-end market and shifts in product mix.

In other words, Nokia's finding it more and more difficult to keep up the pace with the other major players in this industry, such as HTC, Samsung, LG, RIM, Sony Ericsson and even Apple. Unfortunately, as far as we're concerned, this is nothing but their own fault, because the company didn't really manage to keep up with the innovations in this field, not to mention the diversification of market demand. If they had, they would have probably enjoyed a much better position than they do today.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

            Add a background image to Google

Google has also introduced a new feature: the option to customize the background image in the Google homepage.

The feature is being slowly rolled out, so don’t worry if you don’t see it yet. For those who already have it enabled, you should see a Change background image link in the bottom left corner of Google’s homepage.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

      iPhone 4G
Size and weight

  •   Height:  115.2 mm (4.5 inches)
  •   Width:     58.6 mm (2.31 inches)
  •   Depth:    9.3 mm (0.37 inches)
  •   Weight:  137 grams (4.8 ounces)

  • 16GB or 32GB flash drive

  • White or black
Cellular and Wireless

  • GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900MHz)
  • Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n (802.11n 2.4GHz only)
  • Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR wireless technology
Connectors and input/output


  • Retina display
  • 960x640-pixel resolution at 326 ppi
  • 800:1 contrast ratio (typical)
Camera, photos and video

  • Video recording, HD (720p) up to 30 frames per second with audio
  • 5-megapixel still camera
  • LED flash

External buttons and controls

  • Assisted GPS
  • Digital compass
  • WiFi

Power and battery
  • Built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery
  • Charging via USB to computer system or power adapter
  • Internet use:

               up to 6 hours on 3G
               up to 10 hours on Wi-Fi

  • Video playback: up to 10 hours

TV and video
  • Video formats supported: H.264 video up to 720p, 30 frames per second, Main Profile level 3.1 with AAC-LC audio up to 160Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4 and .mov file formats; MPEG-4 video, up to 2.5Mbps, 640x480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4 and .mov file formats; Motion JPEG (M-JPEG) up to 35Mbps, 1280x720 pixels, 30 frames per second, audio in ulaw, PCM stereo audio in .avi file format
  • Support for 1024x768 pixels with Dock Connector to VGA Adapter; 576p and 480p with Apple Component AV Cable; 576i and 480i with Apple Composite AV Cable
In the box
  1. iPhone 4
  2. Stereo Headset with mic
  3. Dock Connector to USB Cable
  4. USB Power Adapter
  5. Documentation

Sunday, June 6, 2010

  • Samsung Galaxy Tablet

    Samsung is known to be working on a few tablets which were earlier known as the sPAD. Now Samsung South Africa’s  twitter account has posted a image of what they are calling as the Galaxy Tab.
    The specifications are not fully known at the moment but this is what is known
              Tab Features
    • 7inch,10 inch display versions
    • Android OS Android OS
    • TouchWiz UI
    • WebCam
    • WiFi
    • MemoryCard Slot
    • TFT display

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Nokia C6 Launched in India at Rs.13000

Nokia C6 Launched in India at Rs.13000

The Nokia C6 has been launched in India . The handset made the first public appearance couple of weeks back and already it’s been launched in the Indian sub-continent

The main features of the C6 include

  • 3.2 inch touchscreen display
  • Resolution: 640 x 360(nHD)
  • 5 mega pixel camera
  • Full QWERTY keyboard with d-pad
  • 7 hours talk time
  • Customizable Homescreen
  • Nokia messaging
  • FM radio
  • Volume: 80cc
  • Internal memory : 200MB
  • Micro SD up to 16GB
  • Touch screen
  • 3.5mm jack
  • Battery : Nokia BL-4J
  • WLAN
  • Free GPS Navigation
  • Video calling
  • Symbian S60 5th Edition
  • Price is Rs.13000


2010 Kawasaki Ninja 650R
Motorcycling is catching on in India and slowly, very slowly but surely, we’re seeing changes that will surely make their mark in Indian motorcycle history. One such change was the Kawasaki Ninja 250R, which after the Hero-BMW F650 Funduro, was the first affordable sportsbike that a middle class Indian motorcycle enthusiast could afford, albeit with some struggle and sweat. More than affordability, the everyday usability of the Kawasaki Ninja 250R was the clincher which saw the motorcycle fly out of showrooms prompting Bajaj and Kawasaki to consider bringing in some more motorcycles that could change the Indian motorcycle scene radically in the coming times.
2010 Kawasaki Ninja 650R's 650cc Parallel Twin Engine
The Ninja 250R’s success spurred Kawasaki to re-enter India and set shop inside Bajaj Auto’s motorcycle manufacturing unit at Chakan, off Pune. The first product that India Kawasaki Motor could launch, as early as the coming Diwali, could be the Kawasaki Ninja 650R, as per the usually credible reports on the May 2010 issue of the bikeindia magazine. The first 600cc plus motorcycle, the single pot BMW 650F Funduro sold for about INR 4-5 Lakhs in the noughties and bombed. This time around too, the Kawasaki Ninja 650R will sell at a price close to INR 5 Lakhs, but this time, the great Indian buying power is set to come to the fore and lap up the 650cc parallel twin which will deliver about 70 thoroughbred Japanese horses and a top speed in excess of 200 Kph
2010 Kawasaki Ninja 650R Low-Mount Muffler
While these figures won’t thrill people who have grown up on the Busas and R1s of the world, ask the average Indian motorcyclist whose options of F-A-S-T begin and end with the Ninja 250R, the Ninja 650R appears like a godsend, especially considering the affordable price that is just about how much a B segment hatchback would cost in India. With the Kawasaki Ninja 650R, touring on the vast open highways without the big SUVs pushing you off the road is possible; riding on without worrying about high octane petrol every 200 kms: possible; Not having to worry about spares costing a bomb: Possible; Motorcycle Touring, riding to work and on the track:Possible. The Kawasaki Ninja 650R will open a world of possibilities for the Indian motorcyclist as well as Indian motorcycling as a whole. Will the Kawasaki Ninja 650R maintain it’s tryst with Indian motorcycling history this Diwali?