Microsoft is all set to launch Microsoft Office 2010 codenamed Office 14 an upgraded version of Microsoft Office 2007. Sources say that Office 2010 will be released in the second half of 2010. The new version will be available for Windows XP SP3, Windows Vista and Windows7. Microsoft has claimed that Office 2010 will be more...

Chrome OS is all announced and one has to only wait and see whether it will be any match for Windows or Mac OS. Google in its official blog has announced that Chrome OS is nothing but a natural extension to its Chrome browser. It is entirely focused on the internet and is mainly targeted at net savvy users. They say the reason...

Microsoft recently launched Bingtweets a totally new search engine which combines the power of Bing search engine and popular twitter updates. This was launched in collaboration with Twitter and Federated Media. The great advantage of this new web application is it combines the best of Bing while providing the best of Twitter...

StaNav technologies ( a pioneer of GPS Navigation in India and provider of India’s 1st GPS navigation software, SatGuide) recently sent us an email asking us to consider their product SatGuide PND Moov 300. Priced at Rs.16,990.This device comes preloaded with details of 200+ cities on Guide maps and more than 15 lakh destinations...

Forgetting passwords and retrieving them can be a tedious process and can lead to loss of vital data especially if the service is something like Google . Now Google has extended the features for password recovery option. This includes a password recovery process by sending text message to the user. All one need to do is go...

One of my friend Binny introduced a concept called plugin week, the idea is to release plugins for an entire week. After the success of plugin week 1 which happened last december (2008) he started week 2 now. But there is a difference in this new plugin week, he is also releasing plugins for Drupal, Gimp and some other open...

Extendible Messaging and Prescence Protocol is based on Xml and is open source and is used in the real time instant messaging and prescence information. Now it is usually a platform on which third party applications like Gtalk, Pidgin and other open source IM clients are based. XMPP as a protocol has gained wide acceptance...

USSD allows for faster communication between the user and the client application. Most of the applications making use of USSD is based on menu and a lot services including chat and prepaid services are offered. The major applications making use of USSD include prepaid roaming and chat.  A menu is used for mobile prepay and...

Unstructured supplementary service data  is a capability associated with GSM based mobile phones with the ability to process real time data. Messages sent via USSD cannot be stored and sent later or manupulated. This implies that it is session oriented.  Messages can be sent from the cell phone screen page directly. Response...

Firefox has tweaked and added features to its Web Browser with the release of Firefox3.5 . Firefox claims that it is much faster than previous versions but the difference could not be felt on a fast internet connection. The difference was noticed only when the bandwidth was low. Firefox comes with support now for more than...

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