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Transport Layer Security (TLS)

Have you ever thought of security in credit card transactions while you do online purchases ? You must be wondering when firefox prompt a security window before you navigate to payment page. Yes this is because there is some security protocol initiation called Transport Layer protocol for everything which involves security in internet. I would like to give you a brief idea about TLS which is the successor of...

Bit.ly overtakes TinyURL

Last year when twitter did not reach such mammoth proportions and shortening URL’s was not much in need TinyURL was the default URL shortener for Twitter. Then on July 14 2008 bit.ly was born and offered much more than what TinyURl offered and that included a very much shortened URL upto four characters and lot more anlaytics like how many clicked on the links and other statistics. Over the year more and...

Mozilla Lab Projects Bespin

Bespin an integral add-on that increases productivity and at the same time supports the open source community. The cope editor is based on HTML5 and is a true code editor which contains all the basic features that is required to write a code. The program features infinite amount of code lines and also provides syntax highlighting for major web languages like Javascript, CSS and HTML. The program also features...

Advantages and Strengths of XMPP

Advantages: The main advantages of XMPP is based on decentralization, its open standards, security and flexibility. As metioned one of the foremost advantages of using XMPP is that it is decentralized. this allows anyone to run their own XMPP server without the need of a central master server. This is very much similar to email. XMPP falls under open standards and it is formalized. Specifications have been...

Microsoft Office 2010

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 role based than the previous versions. Many of the features incorporated will be tailor...

Chrome OS

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 for the development of Chrome OS is that present day OS evolved at a time when internet...

Bingtweets

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 on a sidebar on the left. Microsoft’s Bing already sported Twitter search results...

StaNav Technologies

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 and can be quite handy for the regular traveler. Voice prompted directions and...

Improved Password Recovery for Google

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 to settings and ans select “Password Recovery Options” . Then all one need...

Binny’s Plugin Week 2

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 source tool. So far binny released three plugins for week 2, I appreciate Binny’s...

XMPP

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 and can be seen from the popularity it enjoys. It nowadays find itself being extended...

Benefits of USSD and Applications of USSD

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 also involves a USSD connection if there is a need to call while roaming. The connection...

USSD: Unstructured Supplementary Service Data

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 times of applications using USSD is less compared to other SMS since USSD is session...

Firefox 3.5

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 70 languages. It now supports Ogg Theora encoded Video and Ogg Theora encoded Audio ...

Dual Booting Windows7 with Vista or XP

Well Windows  7 is here and wouldn’t it be nice if we can dual boot XP or vista along with Windows 7?. Well here is a step by step procedure to do the same. step 1 : First We need a copy of Windows 7 Rc. download the same from he website. Then burn the image using any software like Nero or ImgBurn to make a bootable version of  the disc from the image. step 2 : Once we have the boot DVD we need to partition...


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