Sunday, December 30, 2007

One of the most powerful Open Source Content Management Systems

is an award-winning Content Management System (CMS) that will help you build websites and other powerful online applications. Best of all, Joomla! is an open source solution that is freely available to everybody.

Joomla! is used all over the world to power everything from simple, personal homepages to complex corporate web applications. Here are just some of the ways people use the software:

1). Corporate websites or portals
2). Online commerce
3). Small business websites
4). Non-profit and organizational websites
5). Government applications
6). Corporate intranets and extranets
7). School and church websites
8). Personal or family homepages
9). Community-based portals
10).Magazines and newspapers
11). the possibilities are limitless…

Joomla! can be used to easily manage every aspect of your website, from adding content and images to updating a product catalog or taking online reservations. Have a try now.....

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Internet Explorer 8 taking shape

Web browsers are getting much more attention recently with Mozilla staying on its course to mature its next-generation Firefox broswer and especially Microsoft, which apparently is reaching first significant milestones with IE8. The next Internet Explorer is schedulhed for a H1 2008 released. which is rather surprising as IE7 is just over one year old now and IE6 has been in place for more than five years before the current version's release.

According to Dean Hachamovitch, general manager of Microsoft's IE team, IE8 "correctly rendered" the Acid2 page, which includes reference code to test a browser, on December 12, Microsft considers the Acid2 test as "one of several milstones for the interoperability, standards compliance, and backwards compatibility that [Microsoft is] committed to for this release."

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Free online video converter

FLVIX is a free online video converter. It converts video into formats
like .AVI, .MOV, .3GP, .MP4, .MP4 for free!!!

How to use

1. Copy the link of the page with the video on it and paste it in the textbox.

2. Choose desired format : AVI, MOV, MP4, 3GP, MP3.

3. Click Convert button.

4. Download the converted file.

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Opera 9.25 Released

Opera for Windows is a great alternative to Internet Explorer. It allows you to surf safer, faster, and easier, and it comes loaded with all the tools you need on the Web.

Opera has mouse gesturing, tabs, a speed dial feature which can hold nine commonly accessed web pages on the main starup screen when the browser lauches (if a homepage is not set), the ability to move back and forth with cached web pages rather than requesting a full page refresh, the ability to mimic or report itself as being Firefox, IE, or other browsers, and several other features which make it a desirable alternate choice.

Opera is a free download and works with Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, Solaris SPARC and Intel, QNX, OS/2, Linux SPARC, PowerPC and i386, Free BSD i386 and BeOS. Version 9.25 is the latest stable release. Opera also release future versions which are still under development. The current "preview release" as Opera calls it, is version 9.50b.

Read more :

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

How to make your PC running faster

For those of you running the Windows XP system, you might also want to consider the XP Medic program which offers several more advanced features than the Registry Patrol application, including the ability to completely optimize your entire XP operating system.

Registry Patrol and XP Medic are both free to install and operate and will likely solve many of the slow processing problems your computer may be experiencing. Try them out...

Monday, December 17, 2007

Bulid your own website in 30 minutes

Total Downloads: 821,284
Publisher: VodaHost
Release Version: 8.0
Size: 4.1 MB
Requirements: Windows 95/98/Me/NT/

BlueVoda is a fully functional website builder, With BlueVoda you will be able build a fantastic website just like this one. A VodaHost web hosting account is required in order for you to publish.
In BlueVoda image library, where will be able to download hundreds of FREE logos, templates, webpage backgrounds and website headers. You will also have access to dozens of video tutorials that will cover every aspect of building and publishing a FANTASTIC website!
For the download link, you need privde your first name and email address in order to get BlueVoda download link and setup instructions.

Friday, December 14, 2007

Free access your pc anywhere

Recently i found a new website , which offers the freedom & flexibility to
1. Work on your office PC from anywhere

2. Travel & access your PC from any web browser

3. Access your programs, email & network
All you need to do just create a free account, It revolutionizes the way you work for the
ultimate in mobility, freedom & flexibility.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Mozilla Firefox, Portable Edition 3 Beta 1

Mozilla Firefox®, Portable Edition is available packaged with Mozilla Firefox 3 Beta 1, allowing you to test all the latest features in the upcoming version without disrupting your current Firefox installation.

Because Firefox Portable is self-contained, it will not write any data to your hard drive or registry. That means you can test out Firefox 3's new features like Places, and improved location bar without messing up your current settings. You don't have to install Firefox 3 Portable to a flash drive, you can just as easily install it to a folder on your hard drive.If you want to run Firefox 3 beta while you have a Firefox 2 window open, you'll need to make one small tweak. Find the FirefoxPortable.ini file in \Other\Sources\ and copy it to the directory that has FirefoxPortable.exe. Edit FirefoxPortable.ini with Notepad, Wordpad, or whatever text editor you prefer, and change AllowMultipleInstances=false so that it says true. Save the file and you can now run Firefox 2 and 3 at the same time.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

nokia and backbase cooperate on mobile ajax

Backbase is the Ajax Company, making Ajax-based Rich Internet Application (RIAs) simple to build, simple to deploy, and simple to maintain.

Backbase and Nokia are collaborating together on a study of current and potential Ajax use on mobile devices.

In 5 to 10 year consumers are expected to browse the Internet increasingly via mobile devices, and less often via desktop PCs. Mobile AJAX can significantly increase the user experience of mobile web applications, but there are still several areas that need need further research.

The Nokia has already placed themselves well in the market, pushing their web browser onto their S60 devices. Unfortunately, there are also several limitations that come along with these devices, including small screens and slow connections. The goal of the project is to look for creative and innovative solutions to the issues they’re finding within the limits of the technology available today. Other companies are also helping out, including Mozilla and Opera.

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Windows XP Significantly Outperforms Vista, Tests Show

In the latest Mac versus PC ad, that put-upon Windows guy quietly concedes he's downgrading" from Vista to XP. He may have good reason: new tests show that the older XP runs common productivity tasks significantly faster than Microsoft (NSDQ: MSFT)'s newest operating system.

Researchers at Devil Mountain Software, a Florida-based developer of performance management tools, have posted data from their most recent Windows performance tests -- and Vista, even after it's been upgraded to the new Service Pack 1 beta package, is shown to be a laggard.

Thursday, December 6, 2007

'Kill switch' dropped from Vista

Microsoft is to withdraw an anti-piracy tool from Windows Vista, which disables the operating system when invoked, following customer complaints.
The so-called "kill switch" is designed to prevent users with illegal copies of Vista from using certain features.
But the tool has suffered from glitches since it was introduced with many Windows users claiming that legal copies of Vista had been disabled.
Microsoft says its efforts have seen a drop in piracy of its software.
In a statement released by the company, Microsoft corporate vice president Mike Sievert, said: "Users whose systems are identified as counterfeit will be presented with clear and recurring notices about the status of their system and how to get genuine copies."

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

A software to modify PDF documents

AspPDF is an ActiveX server component for dynamically creating, reading and modifying Portable Document Format (PDF) files.

PDF is the de-facto world-wide standard for creating and exchanging platform-independent printable documents. Giving your ASP/ASP.NET-based Web applications the power to generate and modify PDF documents on the fly opens endless opportunities for you and your users. Automatically generate customer invoices. Create password-protected financial reports. Automate form fill-out process. Produce encrypted and digitally signed documents. Send secure email with file attachments. AspPDF offers all that and much more!

Download a free evaluation(30-days free) copy of AspPDF 1.6 here, now with an HTML to PDF conversion feature. A native 64-bit version is now available.

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

A pop-up window that doesn't suck.

GreyBox can be used to display websites, images and other content in a beautiful way.
Why use GreyBox:
It does not conflict with pop-up blockers
It's only 22 KB!
It's super easy to setup
It's super easy to use
You can easily alter the style as it is controlled through CSS

Download link

You are ready to use GreyBox. Look on the documentation to see details and examples.

Monday, December 3, 2007

The Free, Cross-Platform Sound Editor

An open source software for recording and editing sounds. It is available for Mac OS X, Microsoft Windows, GNU/Linux, and other operating systems.

The latest release of Audacity is 1.3.4 (beta). Because it is a work in progress and does not yet come with complete documentation or translations into foreign languages, it is recommended for more advanced users. See New Features in 1.3 for more information about the 1.3.x beta series. For all users, Audacity 1.2.6 is a stable release, complete and fully documented. You can have both Audacity 1.2.6 and 1.3.3 installed simultaneously.

Download Audacity 1.2.6 for Microsoft Windows

Download Audacity 1.3.4 (Beta) for Microsoft Windows

Sunday, December 2, 2007

Visual Studio 2008

With the past few releases of Visual Studio, each Visual Studio release only supported a specific version of the .NET Framework. For example, VS 2002 only worked with .NET 1.0, VS 2003 only worked with .NET 1.1, and VS 2005 only worked with .NET 2.0.

One of the big changes is starting with the VS 2008 release is to support what we call "Multi-Targeting" - which means that Visual Studio will now support targeting multiple versions of the .NET Framework, and developers will be able to start taking advantage of the new features Visual Studio provides without having to always upgrade their existing projects and deployed applications to use a new version of the .NET Framework library.

Now when you open an existing project or create a new one with VS 2008, you can pick which version of the .NET Framework to work with as shown above - and the IDE will update its compilers and feature-set to match this. Among other things, this means that features, controls, projects, item-templates, and assembly references that don't work with that version of the framework will be hidden, and when you build your application you'll be able to take the compiled output and copy it onto a machine that only has an older version of the .NET Framework installed, and you'll know that the application will work.

Saturday, December 1, 2007

A tool that can be used to verify the installation state of the .NET Framework 3.5

If you want to detect whether your .NET Framework 3.5 installation was successful or not, you can use this tool to verify that the right versions are installed.

1. Download the following file to your computer:

2. Open a command prompt by doing start -> run and type cmd.

3. enter the full path to where the script runs.

What is happening:
This script will check the registry for the right versions of the .NET Framework 3.5, .NET Framework 3.0 SP1 & .NET Framework 2.0 SP1. they are not there then it will return what it did find and let you know that an error happened. Further on Vista, it will tell you if you have appropriately installed .NET Framework 2.0 SP1 & 3.0 SP1.

Return codes:
0 == Success
>0 == Failure

Monday, November 26, 2007

The Mii Editor is an online Mii creator and Mii editor for Nintendo Mii characters. Miis are character avatars that you can create on your Nintendo Wii entertainment system through the Mii Channel. This is a version of that same editor that is available to use with your personal computer.

You have the option of saving your Mii on to your computer in the form of a Mii binary file, an XML file, or a JPEG image by clicking on the File button at the bottom of the screen.

Now you can run Mii Editor from your desktop as an AIR (Adobe Integrated Runtime) application without the need to be online as shown above. All you need to do is to get a standalone version of the editor that you can launch directly from your desktop.
The AIR runtime is cross-platform so you can install the Mii Editor AIR Application on your Windows, Mac, or Linux PC.

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Tune your PC for better performance

Computers make many things simpler. They can also cause a great deal of work, particularly if your PC goes on strike, refuses to move faster than a snail’s pace or crashes whatever programs are running.

Computer experts therefore recommend tuning up the operating system (OS). Just like an apartment, the hard drive of a computer should be cleaned regularly to help the user better enjoy spending time there. Experience dictates that the Windows OS moves slower and slower over time – the computer experts are in agreement on this point.

The issue is a part of the OS known as the registry, says Peter Knaak from the German consumer tsting organization stiftung Warentest in Berlin. This is not something that lay users can clean by hand, because you could end up deleting the wrong thing,” the computer expert says.
-By Star Newspaper

“I have a hand-written guide on hand for the few steps I can do on my own.” He recommends special programs that help clean the registration database.
An overly full hard drive can also slow down a computer – and in a worst-case scenario lead to more frequent crashes in the system. Computer expert Gerald Himmelein from Hanover-based c’t magazine advises against installing every program that you can get your hands on.

“To prevent unnecessary taxing of the operating system, users should always thoroughly consider beforehand whether a given program is really necessary,” Himmelein recommends.

Delete unused programs

Along the same lines, users who determine that they no longer need a given program should delete it, Himmelein also recommends.

“Before deleting programs, no matter how small they are, you restore the system to the state prior to the deletion,” the computer expert also advises.

In terms of standard hard drive cleaning, the experts agree that temporary data should also be periodically deleted. The Temp folder on the hard drive contains files that a PC stores on an interim basis while doing things like installing programs but which it no longer needs afterward.
These files – but never the entire folder – should be deleted on a regular basis, Himmelein recommends.

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Free Downloadable Ajax Scripts

Phoogle Maps v2.02
Now with Google Geocoding Support!
Phoogle Maps (pronounced like Foogle Maps) is a PHP class that integrates itself with the Google Maps API and with the Google Geocoding API to make an easy to use interface to display Google Maps on your site. With about 5 lines of PHP code you can display a customized Google Map on your website. Please note that you will need a free Google Maps API Key to use Phoogle Maps

Use Phoogle with CakePHP
CakePHP is a great PHP web application framework for rapid PHP application development. Brian French of has created a Cake Helper for Phoogle. You can download the helper from CakeForge.
v2.02a Bug Fix: June 16, 2007: (changed hard coded API key) Download Phoogle Maps Documentation
v2.02 Release Date: April 4, 2007
v2.01 Release Date: Jan 1, 2007

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

why Ajax is the right choice for business applications ?

With the emergence of the Web 2.0 trend, alternatives to Ajax technology seem to be popping up on an almost daily basis. Technologies such as Microsoft's Silverlight™, Adobe's Flex™ and Sun's JavaFX™ claim a nearly identical set of benefits in exchange for moving off of the internationally standardized web platform.
It's a bad bet. Here's why.

Reach & Simplicity

In the early web, when the idea of a "web application" was new, web applications delivered primitive functionality that paled in comparison to installable applications. This was considered a reasonable tradeoff because of the audience that could be reached, the simplicity of not having to install anything or maintain software on end user's machines. Reach and simplicity mattered more than anything.
Reach and simplicity are just as important today.

Monday, November 19, 2007

Online Photo Editor

For photo-sharing, online-classifieds and other community-driven websites striving to monetise their photo inventory, Pixenate™ offers powerful photo-editing tools that foster creativity and stimulate purchases of custom photo products.

Easy Steps to use online photo editor:

1. Choose your image to edit.

2. Edit your image with the left side tools.

3. Save to disk or upload to Flickr

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Synchronizing Outlook

I work with outlook to keep my e-mails. I was facing problem when i need to access all my data after working. I found a perfect solution to keep my own computers in sync and to work in team with colleagues and friends. No matter where i read my e-mails, with SYNCING.NET i have access to all my data on all my PCs and laptops anytime i need them. Try SYNCING.NET 30 days for free.

Friday, November 16, 2007

Your Personal Hard Drive on the Internet

Daily backup data is important to us. It is also important to make sure that backed up data is located somewhere other than where primary data is - so one disaster won't take out both sets. Nowadays, there are many online services that can be used for online storage.
The basic promise of online storage is the security and peace of mind of having an offsite copy of your data. Offsite online storage can also make your data more accessible if you want to share it. But how do you choose which service to go with? It all depends on what you want out of your online storage service. In this review, we'll take a look at six popular online storage services: Xdrive, MediaMax, IDrive-E, Omnidrive,, Carbonite and Mozy. Each of these services offers a free trial that does not require a credit card for signup - so after you read this article, you can go and try them out for yourself.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Maps of the Oil World

In 2006, Saudi Arabia was by far the largest producer of oil, followed by Russia and United States. On average, the United States consumed 20.6 million barrels per day, which made it the largest oil consumer in the world.

Oil produced, barrels per day

Oil consumed, barrels per day

Oil supplied to the United States, barrels per day

By The New York Times

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Having fun with hand writing

If you like hand writing, this is a chance for you. Bambo Fun is new product, which is perfect for hobbies. Its simple, easy-to-use design lets you inspire yourself and other people.
Bamboo Fun comes with a pen stand, USB cabling and a mouse. Try to use it after you feel tired to use mouse.

Monday, November 5, 2007

you can shop online and pay through your mobile phone.

E-commerce and travel portals,,, and, have introduced the mChek mobile payments solution to enable a secure and express payment option for consumers. The service is initially available to all customers on Airtel with Visa or MasterCard credit cards and will subsequently be expanded to customers of other telecom operators as well as to debit card holders.

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Latest Happenings around the World !!!

This is interesting! When you click on the website link below, a world Map comes up showing what strange & dangerous things are happening right now in every country in the entire world & is updated every few minutes. You can move the map around, zero in on any one area & actually up-load the story of what is going on. It is amazing when you can see the things that are happening right here in the U.S., sometimes right in your own state or even your city. Global Incident Map: There is a lot happening in our world every minute. This "map" updates every 460 seconds...constantly 24/7.

Click on any icon on the map for text update information. It's not just about Terrorism - it's about everything happening every minute some place in the world of terrorism threats, explosions, airline incidents, etc.

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Free TV, over the internet

  • Two days ago, i found this free software, which is pretty cool. :)

Free TV, over the internet

  • Free to watch, anywhere in the world
  • Easy to use, just like regular TV
  • No special hardware needed – just a PC or Intel-based Mac and a broadband connection
Hundreds of channels to choose from
  • Thousands of shows, movies and music videos
  • Full-screen, high-quality pictures and sound
  • No fixed schedules – watch what you like, when you like, as often as you want

Be part of the show

  • Chat or IM with friends and other fans while you watch
  • Rate and debate the shows you love and hate
  • Build your own channel list - or your own channel

Download Link :

Monday, October 29, 2007

A free software to recover deleted file

Undelete Plus is a quick and effective way to retrieve accidentally deleted files, files removed from the Recycle Bin, in a DOS window, from a network drive, from Windows Explorer with the SHIFT key held down.

Undelete Plus works under Win 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista operating systems. The program supports all Windows file systems for hard and floppy drives including FAT12/16/32,NTFS/NTFS5 and image recovery from CompactFlash, SmartMedia, MultiMedia and Secure Digital cards.

Software : Undelete Plus
Version : 2.71
Size: 1.07MB
Important Information: The following three things are important for a successful restoration:

(1) The more recent your last defrag was the better your chance of recovering the deleted file so defrag often (at least once a week). DO NOT defrag the disk after you decide to try and retrieve an erased file.

(2) Every time that your computer writes to disk the chances increase that your deleted file will be overwritten. The sooner you make a restoration attempt the more likely you will be successful.
(3) the smaller the size of the file - the better your chance of success to restore it.

When Undelete Plus saves a restored file it reads its content and then writes it to a new file with the same name. It is recommended that you save the files that you are recovering to another disk because of the risk of overwriting other files that you may be trying to recover with the newly recovered one that you are saving. It would be best not to save the retrieved files back to the same hard drive until after completing all attempts to retrieve any lost files. This will minimize the chance of corrupting any remaining lost files.

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Save, synchronize and share favorites between computers

Save, synchronize and share favorites between computers, friends and family. If you use BatBar for your favorites you only have to reinstall the BatBar software and log in and you will not loose any of your favorites when switching computers.

Category:Business & Finance
Price:USD $0.00
Filesize:442 B
Date Added:07/12/2007

Save, synchronize and share favorites between computers, friends and family.You may be asking yourself - why would I need something like - BatBar- I already have my favorites in my internet browser, and it is working just fine. There are many situations where can help you. Here are just a few examples: Favorites on a new computer:You buy a new computer or hard disc - or just re-install your Operating System. All your favorites are now lost! Of course your could have made a backup or saved your favorites on your old computer/hard disc before you changed to the new one - but most people forget to do it. You don't miss your favorites until they are gone! If you use BatBar for your favorites - you only have to reinstall the BatBar software and log in and you will not loose any of your favorites each time you get a new computer. Favorites on more than one computer:Many homes have more than one computer today, or you may be working with computers at work or at school. It is nearly impossible to keep 2, 3 or 4 sets of favorites updated and synchronized between all of these computers. BatBar can keep these favorites synchronized and give you access to your favorites anywhere you can get an internet connection. Sharing favorites with friends and family:I regularly exchange web links with family and friends, but often I have trouble remembering that long website address I just added to my favorites a week ago. Using BatBar to store my favorite links - I only have to remember one link:

Platform: Windows 98, Windows 2000, Windows XP

Friday, October 26, 2007

First SD flash memory card with integrated Wi-Fi coming

Chicago(IL) – Eye-Fi has received FCC approval for its wireless SD flash memory card, which will allow users to upload images from a digital camera to a PC without a cable connection.

The FCC database had a surprise for us on what we have to admit was an otherwise rather slow news day. Eye-Fi is apparently gearing up to release it wireless 2 GB SD memory card with integrates Wi-Fi 802.11b/g capability.

By Wolfgang Gruener

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Computer Tips - A small gesture in Firefox

MOUSE GESTURES is an add-on to Mozilla’s Firefox browser.
As its name suggests, this add-on lets you perform certain browser functions, like scrolling, zooming and opening new page tabs, by drawing specific little squiggles on screen with your mouse pointer – instead of having to drag the cursor up to a tab or scroll bar.
Once you get the hang of it and remember which gesture does what, you can take a few miles off your mouse because you perform whatever action you need right where your cursor is.
There is a visual setting you can use to display a coloured trail of pixels so you can see the gesture you are performing.
You can download and install mouse Gestures1.5.2 for firefox at
Once it is installed, you add, delete or edit gestures, adjust the settings and even print out a little chart of gesture patterns to help you learn the moves.
To get to the preferences box in Firefox, go to the Tools menu, then to Add-ons. Scroll down on Mouse Gestures in the list of add-ons and click the options button.
The current version supports Windows and Linux systems, and although there is a Mac OSX edition available, development was stopped with version 1.5 – New York Times Special Features

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Changing the Recycle Bin's size

The Windows Recycle Bin provides a safeguard against accidental deletions.
But its size is limited, so unless you recover an accidentally-deleted file soon, you may be out of luck.
You can change the size of the recycle bin for any drive, however. Just right click the recycle bin icon on the desktop. Make sure that the 'configure each drive independently' option is on.
Then move to the tab for the drive that you want to configured and specify that size as the percentage of the drives space.

By apa

Monday, October 22, 2007

A diverse list of useful websites to make life a little easier

1. Crossfit
A free fitness website that posts a new "workout of the Day" every day. The workouts are used by military personnel, athletes, and normal people. The site also contains an index of the exercises used in the workouts complete with videos and slideshows. They offer a newsletter for those willing to pay. It is an outstanding site for both fitness gurus and average Joes.
2. Lonely Planet
This site offers, among other things, an outstanding resource for anyone researching travel destinations.
3. Retail Me Not
A catalog of online coupons posted and reviewed by users. The coupons vary from sites like Polo to Amazon to Papajohns.
4. Web MD
Provides a reference for anyone looking to diagnose his or her symptoms or research medical issues. It is a good place to visit before making that, oh so expensive, trip to the doctor.
5. Epicurious
A source of cooking information ranging from recipes to techniques to restaurant reviews.
6. E-How
A reference site for just about everything else. Want to k now how to wax snow skis? Make pizza dough? Install a bathtub? This is the place.
7. Kayak
Combines search results from several different travel websites and presents them in a very user-friendly interactive format.
8. Bartleby
One of the better academic research websites I've come across.
9. Monster Jobs
Looking for a job? Need a resume?
10. How Stuff Works
A very cool website that contains explanations of those mysteries in life that you just can't figure out. A few examples are Murphy's Law, Pickpockets, and Light Sabers (Yes, light sabers).
11. Product Wiki
A wikipedia-type product review website. All reviews and articles are written and updated by the site's users.
12. What Should I Read Next
Can't decide what to read next? Simply enter a book title and/or author that you like and the site will recommend a number of books for you.
13. The Universal Packing List
This is a very unique website I found that creates a packing list for you based on information you provide regarding your trip and intentions/plans.
14. Happy Median
Enter your location and a friend's location and this site will tell you where you should meet (Halfway).
15. Musicovery
Seriously, the coolest music-related site I've seen. You choose the mood, intensity, and genres of the music you would like to hear and the site will provide you with a virtual web of music to explore. The web evolves with each choice you make. You can click on any song in the web at anytime.
Technorati : surfing Internet, useful website

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Chinese search engines "hijacked" : US analysts

US Internet search engines in China were being hijacked and directed to Chinese-owned Baidu, analysts said Wednesday, speculating that this may be retaliation for the White House award to exiled Tibetan leader the Dalai Lama.
Analysts at Search Engine Roundtable, a website focusing on Internet search, said Chinese users trying to search on Google, Yahoo and Microsoft websites were being directed to the Chinese search engine.
"It seems like China is fed up with the US, so as a way to fight back, they redirected virtually all search traffic from Google, Yahoo and Microsoft to Baidu, the Chinese based search engine," the analysts wrote.

Read the whole story:

Friday, October 19, 2007

The mobile subscribers can search for almost any content through 58242 short code

Yahoo! India has launched oneSearch SMS-- a search offering in the mobile space, for Indian consumers. The service will enable mobile subscribers to search for information anytime, using a short code 58242, with the help of their mobile phones.

Through the search, SMS to 58242 with the city name (e.g. Mumbai) returns back the weather; SMS to 58242 with the company name (e.g. Infosys) returns back the stock quote; SMS to 58242 with a business name or category and a location (e.g. Pubs Mumbai) returns back the name, address, and phone number of the local business. Up to three business listings are provided for each search query with the ability to ask for more by sending an 'm'. Local business listings are currently available across the 4 metros of Mumbai, New Delhi, Chennai, and Bengaluru; and SMS to 58242 with a news topic (e.g. Eklavya in Oscars) returns back a news article.

oneSearch SMS is available through all major operators including Airtel, Reliance Mobile, Vodafone, Idea Cellular, BPL Mobile, Aircel, Tata Indicom, and Spice Telecom.

"By providing mobile consumers with instant answers for any search query sent via SMS, we are drastically improving the mobile search experience and will now expand our reach to almost all mobile users in the country," said Manish Dalal, senior director, mobile products, Yahoo! India.

Along with the launch, Yahoo! has also enhanced its existing oneSearch WAP product by introducing new content clusters including local business listings, flight status information and Yahoo! Answers content. This is in addition to other content clusters like web results, mobile web results, weather, news, finance, web images, and Flickr photos.

Technorati : , , ,

MySpace and Skype in free phone call deal

By Andrew Clark New York

Nearly 110m global devotees of the internet's top social networking site, MySpace, will soon be able to make free telephone calls to each other through a deal with Skype. Under the tie-up, MySpace will embed the internet telecoms specialist's voice communications technology in its existing instant messaging function which allows members to chat to one another.

The arrangement could be crucial both to MySpace's parent company, News Corporation, and to Skype's owner, eBay - both under pressure to demonstrate they can make money out of huge online followings.

Ebay last night revealed a third-quarter loss of $936m after taking a $1.4bn charge to write down the value of Skype, which it bought for $2.6bn two years ago. Skype broke into profit this year, but has failed to live up to eBay's hopes of turning it into a major moneyspinner.

Skype offers free calls between its 246m subscribers, although it levies a fee for calls to landlines and mobile phones. It also makes money through premium services such as voicemail and call forwarding.

MySpace hailed the "groundbreaking" relationship with Skype. Its chief executive, Chris DeWolfe, said: "Our network has no geographical boundaries - internet calling is the natural next step for how our members communicate."

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Open Source is ready for you to open an e-store

Online Shopping is taking off. If you are selling something, you better sell it online. Online shopping is expected to increase by 25 percent this year over the last holiday season according to a survey conducted by online loyalty marketer
As a supporter of open source, I am happy to see all those completely free softwares. Here i will introduce some useful tools to allow you to set up your ecommerce business in minutes.
(1) osCommerce Online Merchant
osCommerce is an online shop e-commerce solution that offers a wide range of out-of-the-box features that allows online stores to be setup fairly quickly with ease, and is available for free as an Open Source based solution released under the GNU General Public License.
(2) ZEN Cart
ZEN Cart truly is the art of e-commerce; a free, user-friendly, open source shopping cart system. The software is being developed by group of like-minded shop owners, programmers, designers, and consultants that think e-commerce could be and should be done differently.
OpenCart is an open source PHP-based online shopping cart system. A robust e-commerce solution for Internet merchants with the ability to create their own online business and participate in e-commerce at a minimal cost.
osc2nuke is the combination of 2 top of the line opensource products, PHPnuke CMS and OScommmerce shopping cart. osc2nuke fills the gap between the 2 world of PHPnuke and OScommmerce and grant to the project users acces to thousand of phpnuke themes, modules and blocks while it also make possible the installation of OScommerce ressources.
osCMax v2.0 is a powerful e-commerce/shopping cart web application. There are many advantages to using osCMax as your e-commerce/shopping cart for your web site. It has all the features needed to run a successful internet store and can be customized to whatever configuration you need.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Google to Offer Online Personal Health Records

hhavensteincw writes "Less than two weeks after Microsoft announced plans to offer personal health records, Google announced today that it plans to offer online personal health records to help patients tote and store their own x-rays and other health data. Google made the announcement Wednesday at the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco."

Read more of this story at Slashdot.

Top 20 PHP Ajax Frameworks

  1. AJASON : AJASON is a PHP 5 library and JavaScript client

  2. AjaxAC : AjaxAC is an open-source framework written in PHP

  3. Ajax Agent : powerful open source framework for rapidly building Ajax or Rich Internet Applications (RIA)

  4. Cajax : A PHP class library for writing powerfull reloadless web user interfaces using Ajax (DHTML+server-side) style

  5. CakePHP : Cake is a rapid development framework for PHP which uses commonly known design patterns like ActiveRecord, Association Data Mapping, Front Controller and MVC.

  6. Claw : a convenient and intuitive way of development of PHP5 driven object oriented applications.

  7. DutchPIPE : PHP object-oriented framework to turn sites into real-time, multi-user virtual environments:

  8. Flexible Ajax : Flexible Ajax is a handler to combine the remote scripting technology, also known as AJAX (Asynchronous Javascript and XML), with a php-based backend.

  9. Guava : Groundwork Guava is a PHP-based application framework and environment.

  10. HTML_AJAX : HTML_AJAX is a PEAR package for performing AJAX operations from PHP.

  11. HTSWaf : The HTS Web Application Framework is a PHP and Javascript based framework designed to make simple web applications easy to design and implement.

  12. My-BIC : My-BIC AJAX State of Mind for PHP harmony

  13. PAJAJ : PHP Asynchronous Javascript and JSON

  14. PAJAX : Remote (a)synchronous PHP objects in JavaScript

  15. phpAjaxTags : phpAjaxTags is a port to PHP from java tag library AjaxTags.

  16. PHPWebBuilder : PHPWebBuilder is a PHP framework designed following well-known object oriented designs and principles featuring a highly reusable components architecture, metadata based persistence and traditional GUI style programming support.

  17. Qcodo : open-source PHP 5 framework

  18. Simple AJAX : This tutorial demonstrates how to perform AJAX functionality simply and effectively, using the AJAX JSMX library, coupled with the JSON-PHP library.

  19. symfony : open-source PHP5 web framework

  20. TinyAjax : TinyAjax is a small php5 library that allows you to easily add AJAX-functionality to existing pages

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Windows XP Secrets

Windows Xp has hidden messages or features in certain applications, games and operating system tools. Here are a few of them:


How to reveal Mines in the game:
1. First Minimize or close all running applications.
2. Start the Minesweeper game from the start menu.
3. Type 'xyzzy' and hold down the shift key for one second.
4. Now move the cursor over a Minesweeper square you will notice a tiny white pixel in the top left corner of your desktop screen. This pixel will change to black when your mouse moves over a mine. Make sure you don�t have a white or black color desktop!
Stopping Time count during game play
1. Launch Minesweeper and start a game so the timer starts counting, then press the Windows Key + D to show the desktop.
2. Select minesweeper from the taskbar and you�ll notice that the time has stopped.


Wanna win a Free cell game instantly?? Start a new game and Hold down Ctrl + Shift + F10 during game play. Then you will be asked if you want to Abort, Retry or Ignore. Select Abort, and then move any card to win the game.

In Notepad:

1. Launch Notepad, Type .LOG on the first line, and then press Enter to move to the next line.
2. On the File menu, click Save As, give any name as you like and save the file and close it.
3. Open the file again, youll notice that that the date and time have been appended to the end of the log.

In Paint:(Getting 10x Zoom)

Open an image and select the magnifying glass icon. Left-Click exactly on the line below the 8x.

In Defragmenter:


Theres a Hidden Command Line Switch, in order to find out start the defragmenter and Type defrag c: -b to defragment the Boot and Application Prefetch information.

Pinball secrets:

1. Type 1max at the start of a new ball to get extra balls.
2. Type gmax at the start of a new game to activate the Gravity Well.
3. Type rmax at the start of a new game to go up in ranks.
4. Type bmax at the start of a new ball. This will give you unlimited balls. Once this is activated you will be unable to activate other secrets without restarting the game.

Tips for optimizing your php code

If you are PHP Programmer, this excellent article is really good for you

  1. If a method can be static, declare it static. Speed improvement is by a factor of 4.

  2. echo is faster than print.

  3. Use echo's multiple parameters instead of string concatenation.

  4. Set the maxvalue for your for-loops before and not in the loop.

  5. Unset your variables to free memory, especially large arrays.

  6. Avoid magic like __get, __set, __autoload

  7. require_once() is expensive

  8. Use full paths in includes and requires, less time spent on resolving the OS paths.

  9. If you need to find out the time when the script started executing, $_SERVER['REQUEST_TIME'] is preferred to time()

  10. See if you can use strncasecmp, strpbrk and stripos instead of regex

  11. str_replace is faster than preg_replace, but strtr is faster than str_replace by a factor of 4

  12. If the function, such as string replacement function, accepts both arrays and single characters as arguments, and if your argument list is not too long, consider writing a few redundant replacement statements, passing one character at a time, instead of one line of code that accepts arrays as search and replace arguments.

  13. It's better to use select statements than multi if, else if, statements.

  14. Error suppression with @ is very slow.

  15. Turn on apache's mod_deflate

  16. Close your database connections when you're done with them

  17. $row['id'] is 7 times faster than $row[id]

  18. Error messages are expensive

  19. Do not use functions inside of for loop, such as for ($x=0; $x <count($array); $x) The count() function gets called each time.

  20. Incrementing a local variable in a method is the fastest. Nearly the same as calling a local variable in a function.

  21. Incrementing a global variable is 2 times slow than a local var.

  22. Incrementing an object property (eg. $this->prop++) is 3 times slower than a local variable.

  23. Incrementing an undefined local variable is 9-10 times slower than a pre-initialized one.

  24. Just declaring a global variable without using it in a function also slows things down (by about the same amount as incrementing a local var). PHP probably does a check to see if the global exists.

  25. Method invocation appears to be independent of the number of methods defined in the class because I added 10 more methods to the test class (before and after the test method) with no change in performance.

  26. Methods in derived classes run faster than ones defined in the base class.

  27. A function call with one parameter and an empty function body takes about the same time as doing 7-8 $localvar++ operations. A similar method call is of course about 15 $localvar++ operations.

  28. Surrounding your string by ' instead of " will make things interpret a little faster since php looks for variables inside "..." but not inside '...'. Of course you can only do this when you don't need to have variables in the string.

  29. When echoing strings it's faster to separate them by comma instead of dot. Note: This only works with echo, which is a function that can take several strings as arguments.

  30. A PHP script will be served at least 2-10 times slower than a static HTML page by Apache. Try to use more static HTML pages and fewer scripts.

  31. Your PHP scripts are recompiled every time unless the scripts are cached. Install a PHP caching product to typically increase performance by 25-100% by removing compile times.

  32. Cache as much as possible. Use memcached - memcached is a high-performance memory object caching system intended to speed up dynamic web applications by alleviating database load. OP code caches are useful so that your script does not have to be compiled on every request

  33. When working with strings and you need to check that the string is either of a certain length you'd understandably would want to use the strlen() function. This function is pretty quick since it's operation does not perform any calculation but merely return the already known length of a string available in the zval structure (internal C struct used to store variables in PHP). However because strlen() is a function it is still somewhat slow because the function call requires several operations such as lowercase & hashtable lookup followed by the execution of said function. In some instance you can improve the speed of your code by using an isset() trick.

    if (strlen($foo) < 5) { echo "Foo is too short"; }
    if (!isset($foo{5})) { echo "Foo is too short"; }

    Calling isset() happens to be faster then strlen() because unlike strlen(), isset() is a language construct and not a function meaning that it's execution does not require function lookups and lowercase. This means you have virtually no overhead on top of the actual code that determines the string's length.

  34. When incrementing or decrementing the value of the variable $i++ happens to be a tad slower then ++$i. This is something PHP specific and does not apply to other languages, so don't go modifying your C or Java code thinking it'll suddenly become faster, it won't. ++$i happens to be faster in PHP because instead of 4 opcodes used for $i++ you only need 3. Post incrementation actually causes in the creation of a temporary var that is then incremented. While pre-incrementation increases the original value directly. This is one of the optimization that opcode optimized like Zend's PHP optimizer. It is a still a good idea to keep in mind since not all opcode optimizers perform this optimization and there are plenty of ISPs and servers running without an opcode optimizer.

  35. Not everything has to be OOP, often it is too much overhead, each method and object call consumes a lot of memory.

  36. Do not implement every data structure as a class, arrays are useful, too

  37. Don't split methods too much, think, which code you will really re-use

  38. You can always split the code of a method later, when needed

  39. Make use of the countless predefined functions

  40. If you have very time consuming functions in your code, consider writing them as C extensions

  41. Profile your code. A profiler shows you, which parts of your code consumes how many time. The Xdebug debugger already contains a profiler. Profiling shows you the bottlenecks in overview

  42. mod_gzip which is available as an Apache module compresses your data on the fly and can reduce the data to transfer up to 80%

by John Lim

Monday, October 15, 2007

10 dirty little secrets you should know about working in IT

If you are preparing for a career in IT or are new to IT, many of the "dirty little secrets" listed below may surprise you because we don't usually talk about them out loud. If you are an IT veteran, you've probably encountered most of these issues and have a few of your own to add - and please, by all means, take a moment to add them to the discussion. Most of these secrets are aimed at network administrators, IT managers, and desktop support professionals. This list is not aimed at developers and programmers - they have their own set of additional dirty little secrets - but some of these will apply to them as well.

1.) The pay in IT is good compared to many other professions, but since they pay you well, they often think they own you

2.) It will be your fault when users make silly errors

3.) You will go from goat to hero and back again multiple times within any given day

4.) Certifications won't always help you become a better technologist, but they can help you land a better job or a pay raise

5.) Your nontechnical co-workers will use you as personal tech support for their home PCs

6.) Vendors and consultants will take all the credit when things work well and will blame you when things go wrong

7.) You'll spend far more time babysitting old technologies than implementing new ones

8.) Veteran IT professionals are often the biggest roadblock to implementing new technologies

9.) Some IT professionals deploy technologies that do more to consolidate their own power than to help the business

10.) IT pros frequently use jargon to confuse nontechnical business managers and hide the fact that they screwed up

Tech Sanity Check , By Jason Hiner, Executive Editor

How to track the original location of an email via its IP address

Here's a quick how-to guide on how you can track email to it's originating location by figuring out the email's IP address and looking it up. I have found this to be quite useful on many occasions for verification purposes since I receive lots of emails daily due to my blog. Tracking the IP address of an email sender does require looking at some technical details, so be ready to dig your heels in!
There are basically two steps involved in the process of tracking an email: find the IP address in the email header section and then look up the location of the IP address.

Let's go ahead and take a look at how you would do this for Google, Yahoo and Outlook since those are the most popular email clients.

Google's Gmail
1. Log into your account and open the email in question.
2. Click on the down arrow that's to the right of the Reply link. Choose Show Original from the list.

Now here's the technical part that I was telling you about earlier! You need to look for the lines of text that start with "Received: from". It might be easier to simply press Cntrl + F and perform a search for that phase. You'll notice that there are several Received From's in the message header. This is because the message header contains the IP addresses of all of servers involved in routing that email to you.

Yahoo Mail Beta
1. Log into your account and open the email (if you're using Yahoo Mail Beta with the new preview interface, make sure you double-click on the email so that it opens in a new tab)
2. At the top right, you'll see there is a drop-down option where Standard Header is selected by default.
3. Click on it and choose Full Header.

Microsoft Outlook
1. Open the email in Outlook by double-clicking on it
2. Go to View at the top menu (the menu options for the email, not the main Outlook window) and choose Options.

You'll get a dialog box where you can set the message options and at the bottom you'll see the Internet Headers box. For some silly reason, the box is very small and you have to scroll a lot, so it's best to simply copy and paste the text into Notepad to view it more easily.

Tracking the location of an IP address
Now that we have our originating IP address of, let's find out where that is! You can do this by perform a location lookup on the IP address. My favorites are IP2Location and GeoBytes IP Locator.
GeoBytes gave me a big map of New Orleans, LA along with a bunch of other information about the location itself.

IP2Location also gave me the same information pretty much, including the ISP (Cox Communications).
If you want more information, you can do a WHOIS database search also. My favorite one is the ARIN WHOIS Database Search. This will give you information on who hosts that IP address and their registration information. You can always contact them to try and find more information on that particular IP address.

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Sunday, October 14, 2007

Salary survey: IT pay falls short

Typical raises beat national rate of inflation, bringing average base pay to $86,700. Yet network professionals aren’t happy with their salary packages, as the 2007 Network World Salary Survey finds.
Network professionals generally earned annual salary raises that bested the national 3. 2% inflation rate by a percentage point or two — and received hardy bonuses, too, according to the 2007 Network World Salary Survey

Overall job satisfaction
Far fewer respondents are dissatisfied with their jobs overall than are satisfied.

* 1,789 respondents

Why Call Yahoo?

February 1994: Jerry and David bookmark the Web.

Some hobbies take on a life of their own; others change the world. In early 1994, Stanford PhD students Jerry Yang and David Filo posted a list of their favorite sites on the Web. The exact date they posted the links is lost to history, but we do know the list's original name: "Jerry and David's Guide to the World Wide Web." By April '94 it had a new tongue-in-cheek name: "Yet Another Hierarchical Officious Oracle," or Yahoo for short.

Friday, October 12, 2007

Wi-Fi Detector Shirt :)

This t-shirt is actually no normal tshirt. Its a "Wi-Fi Detector Shirt" which actually displays the signal from 802.11b/g with glowing bars on the front.It doesnt actually check for open networks which would make this a killer product…but its still pretty damn cool in a geek way!

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Google Earth Now Includes YouTube Videos

by Adam Ostrow

Google Earth has integrated YouTube, allowing you to view videos from specified locations around the world. A new "YouTube" button in Google Earth places icons on a map to show you where the videos are located. Upon zooming in, you will see more videos for the location of interest. The YouTube videos are plotted according to geotags that YouTube users have placed on their content.

Much time you'll save writing and managing your posts - offline or online

I have just down loaded a free software call " The Zoundry Blog Writer™", which i feel really helps you do more with your weblog.Whether you're a beginner or active blogger, it is a good tool to use. It is a full featured editor that makes posting to your blog easier and faster. It's as easy to use as a word processor, plus we include simple tools to add links, tags, photos, music and video files, and more.

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Thursday, October 11, 2007

My daily life can’t live without top 10 tools

Firefox - Firefox plus Greasemonkey takes an already rockin’ browser into a world of its own.
ScribeFire - Writing on blogs. This means lots of linking, bookmarking, making notes and of course the actual writing. I would say using Scribefire I can do it all in half the time. Scribefire is a Firefox plugin that provides blogging tools including a centralized word-like text editing interface.
Skype - Skype makes these calls free or much cheaper and allows me to roam around and not be tied to a land-line.
Fastmail - The main advantage is having a web client you can also access your email using imap, allowing me to sync my desktop client and see in a web browser exactly the same email store.
WebDav - Talking of web based storage, a fantastic way to get your files on the go is WebDav. Drag and drop your files and folders just like you were working locally. Check out your web host to see if this is an option.
SSH - This is an extremely nerdy choice but it has been a life saver in the past. SSH allows you a secure command line login to your remote server. On Windows of course you can use Remote Desktop, and other platforms will have VNC, but when the proverbial hits the fan you can rely on SSH and old school commands to get the job done.
WordPress - Use it for publishing your corporate website, internal project documentation, team collaboration, making notes, bookmarking, even as a discussion platform.
Photoshop -. Once you have learned it, Photoshop makes that happen for working with images.
BlogBridge - I need my RSS feeds and I need them with me. While many people can argue in favor of their fave web clients I keep returning to BlogBridge happily time after time. It is a Java based desktop application so works wherever Java works and stores your feeds offline so you can read on the train, in the air or bus home.
Flickr -Flickr for me is more than just an online photo gallery, it is a photography archive, a community and a source of royalty-free images (Creative Commons Licensed pics). It’s useful, fun and a constant source of education.

Alaska Airlines Testing In-Flight Internet Access

Alaska Airlines will be the first U.S. airline carrier to test satellite internet service on their flights. The wireless internet will be tested on one plane. If that goes well all 114 of their planes will get the service.
The airline, based in Seattle, is getting broadband service from a company called Row 44 Inc। They’ll put the service on a Boeing 737 jet next spring. The connection will hold over water and across international borders. They fly to Alaska, Hawaii, Canada and Mexico.

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Wednesday, October 10, 2007

How to Create an "Invisible" Folder for Your, um, "Private" Files

You ever have a folder on your computer that you really dont want any one to find? You can make this folder hidden but then you have to un-hide all the folders when ever you want to find it। So how can you make a folder truly invisible? Follow these simple steps and your unmentionables will stay that way.
1. Right click where ever you want the invisible folder to be and select create a new folder.
2. Right Click on the folder and hit rename. Erase the name of the folder so there is nothing there.
3. If you try to stop here windows will tell you that you need to provide a name. So to get around this… with the name field still active hold down ALT and press 0160 on the number pad (make sure Num Lock is on), release alt
You should now have a blank name with nothing but a folder next to it
4. Now click on the nameless folder and right click. Select Properties.
5. Go to the Customize tab.
6. Find and press the Change Icon button. Scroll through the icons until you find one that has no image.
4. Hit OK and you have an invisible folder!
With the invisible folder you can hide what ever undesirables you have. Be it video games at work, pictures of your family or anything else you can think of “wink”.
The folder will show up for a brief second if you put it on your desktop। For that reason it might be smart to place it inside a folder or amongst a group of folders.

1. 创建新的文件夹。
2. 按右键然后点击“ 更改名字”,删除文件名。
3. 如果你停止在这里电脑就会告诉你,你需要提供一个名字给文件夹。所以呢?当鼠标还活跃于名字栏里,按住“ALT” 同时在数字键盘区键入 0160 (切记NUM LOCK 要开着),然后放开“ALT”。
4. 接着点击没有名字的文件夹,按右键选择“Properties”。
5. 选择“Customize” 按钮
6. 选择“隐形图案”后,点击更换图案按钮。
7. 点击OK 后,你就有一个隐形文件夹。

Interesting elevators

This controversial 326 metre high elevator takes you up the side of one of the many enormous cliffs in zhangjiajie, china ( 张家界,中国)- the lower 1/3 running from a cavern through the rock, the top 2/3 rising outside to the summit - and is the highest and heaviest outdoor elevator in the world। the elevator has an uncertain future due to the potential harm caused to the surrounding landscape.

Top 10 Wi-Fi Boosts, Tweaks and Apps

No doubt you've got a home wireless network or you've connected to hotspots at the local coffee shop or airport—but are you getting the most out of your Wi-Fi? Whether you want to strengthen, extend, bridge, secure, sniff, detect or obscure your signal, today we've got our top 10 best Wi-Fi utilities and tweaks for the power wireless user .


Google brings YouTube clips to AdSense

By Jennifer LeClaire

Google distributing YouTube video clips through the AdSense network is kind of analogous to what Google was doing with YouTube on the YouTube site, said Greg Sterling, principal analyst at Sterling Market Intelligence. "People have been speculating over how Google would make money with YouTube. This is one way."

Google is extending its YouTube brand, with plans to show videos on sites all over the Web। AdSense publishers now can display relevant, targeted video content within a customized, embedded player that is supported by advertising.


Phone with a rape alarm

chekout this new phone .... i mean new feature
I find it interesting that the Armani phone comes with a built-in rape alarm that is definitely a plus point in my book. It can be triggered via jeans or heavy material, so no worries if you need to access it even when your fashionable handset is lying inside your LV leather bag.

All you need to do is pre-program the number of your five closest relatives and trusted friends under a special contact group, and whenever you feel threatened, just press the volume button four times to kickstart the safety feature that will send out SOS text messages to those aforementioned numbers. Not only that, the integrated GPS tracking system will activate immediately so that you can be easily tracked down. Why not make this feature standard across all handsets? link:

20 tips to get more juice from your laptop battery

Steve ''Boss Man''
When there are no power outlets in sight there's nothing more frustrating than a dying laptop battery। We've all been in that situation where we have a couple hours of work left to finish but our battery life is only estimated to last one more। Good news। Often times these situations can be avoided by optimizing the battery performance. Here are 20 tips that will help your laptop battery last longer.

1. Calibrate your battery - Most laptop batteries these days have internal processors that provide an estimate of your battery life. Calibrating your battery so it shows the correct battery time and percentage is the first step in getting the most performance out of your laptop battery. Ideally, you should do this 3-4 times per year and should consult your owner's manual for instructions.

2. Adjust your settings - Just about every new laptop will have some kind of advanced power options settings. Optimize these settings for maximum performance.

3. Buy the Right Processor - The type of CPU can have a huge impact on how long your laptop will last on a full charge, Newer CPUs even shut down parts of the chip to conserve power. Intel chips tend to be more powerful than the AMD ones with their larger L2 cache but use more power, but you can get your work done faster so the total power used is about the same either way. The newest 65nm Memrons by Intel are extremely powerful and power efficient. Dual cores with 4MB cache and low power. The AMD Turion 64 line when they come out will compete with the Intel Memrons as they will have chips that are even more power efficient. The Pentium M chips use even less power but not as powerful since they are not dual core.

4. Only run programs you need - Having multiple programs running at the same time seems like an unnecessary way to drain your battery. Instead consider running only program at a time. In other words, if you're browsing the web don't leave your email client running in the background, check it when you're done surfing the web.

5. Dim your screen - One of the fastest ways you can kill your battery is by leaving your screen brightness high. Dim your screen to the lowest level you can possibly manage.

6। Disable unnecessary programs - You know all those programs that automatically run on startup? You probably don't need them or use most of them anyways। So just turn them off before they eat into your battery resources.

7. Keep operating temps down - Batteries perform better when they're cool. Clean your air vents and avoid placing your laptop in a position that will restrict airflow (such as your lap).

8। Don't watch DVDs or play games - If you're going to be away from a power source for more than a couple hours it's a good idea to avoid watching DVDs listening to music, or playing games. These can be serious drains on your battery.

9। Limit external devices - USB devices or anything else you have plugged in uses battery resources even when they're not in use. Now is probably not the best time to try out your new USB hand warmer.

10। Don't standby, hibernate - Not only does using hibernate instead of standby conserve battery power, but it also automatically saves and shuts off your laptop. Standby mode still uses power.

11. Clean battery contacts - Proper battery maintenance includes cleaning the battery contacts that connect your cells to the laptop. Battery power is transferred through the contacts and keeping them clean allows for a more efficient transfer of power. The best way to do this is with rubbing alcohol and cotton swabs.

12. Use the battery - Once it's charged, don't let your laptop battery sit for extended periods of time. Never let it go more than 2-3 weeks without discharging and recharging. This is especially important for non Li-Ion batteries.

13. Don't leave it in sunlight - Batteries are sensitive and exposing them to extreme temperatures can cause major damage. Not only can it completely ruin them but it will also suck the life out of them. Avoid placing your laptop in direct sunlight.

14. Turn off wireless and Bluetooth rurning off your Bluetooth and wireless won't save you a whole lot of power but in certain situations every bit counts.

15. Decrease hard drive activity - When your hard drive spins it uses power. Defragmenting it regularly will put less demand on it because data is found more quickly.

16. Avoid using the CD/DVD player - Using the CD/DVD drive on your laptop should be avoided at all costs. Even having a disk in the drive uses power. Try copying what you need from a disk to the hard drive before hand.

17. Be picky with software - Some software programs suffer from bloatware and will eat your battery super fast. Avoid using things like Adobe Photoshop, your digital camera software, and other image editing software.

18. Less is more - Next time you're in the market for a new laptop, think twice about that 17in widescreen. You'd be much better off opting for a smaller machine that won't devour half of a battery just to power up.

19. Turn off speakers - If you must listen to music use your iPod instead, just make sure it's not plugged into your laptop.

20. Carry a spare device or battery - This seems like a common sense thing to do, but make sure you always carry a spare device or battery. It will come in handy in case of an emergency or long stretches between power outlets.

MileScript: A new language that compiles to JavaScript

Joshua Harrison has released MileScript which in his words:
.... is an object-oriented, strongly-typed high-level language which we developed from scratch, while following the models of Java and C#. Milescript allows developers to code Milescript source files and packages in a structured manner, and then generate those projects as applications or as libraries. The generated ECMAScript is 2.6.2 compatible, and runs in Firefox, Mozilla, Safari, Opera and IE. Although we still have a long way to go in fleshing out our libraries, we believe the compiler and language are at a state where the general community could gain significant value from them. The project is still under heavy development, and we are all very involved. Updates should come often. We are very excited about the possibilities; for instance porting the Dojo toolkit to our language would make it more robust, easier to distribute, and easier to work on for the majority of coders.
We really want to start hearing feedback so that we can grow this into a truly open-source, community driven project

Alternative power sources: An engine that runs on air

A French inventor has created an efficient air-powered engine that could serve as a viable alternative power source for the automobile. A hybrid model is also available, allowing over 3,000 miles on a single tank.

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Simple Layout Manager with Prototype

Sébastien Gruhier (Mr. Proto) has created a JavaScript layout framework using Prototype 1.6. The Simple Layout Manager lets you create simple layouts using simple CSS and also let you dynamically add to the manager:


You can see some simple demos.
We have see a slew of CSS frameworks coming out there, and now we are starting to see people go past the pure CSS frameworks, and using JavaScript to take things to the next level.
Download the Simple Layout Manager code.

.Asia Internet Domain Launched

eldavojohn writes "Expect to see sites ending in .asia pop up soon, as ICANN has allowed DotAsia to recently open bidding on the new domain. A DotAsia representative is quoted as saying, 'Our research has found that Asia is one of the most searched-for terms and by having a .asia website, your ranking on Google or Yahoo will become much higher.' Is there really a need for more top level domains?"

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MoFuse Creates Mobile Version of Your Website

MoFuse is a new service that many publishers today have a need for. MoFuse stands for "Mobile Fusion" and it enables you to create a mobile version of your website. It's similar to Winksite, a mobile conversion and community service that counts BoingBoing among its customers. However MoFuse is simpler, in that it doesn't offer community features

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How To Fix Your Wireless Network

If you've just about given up on troubleshooting your wireless LAN, give our new How To a try. Part 1 provides with some basic WLAN knowledge to start you down

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