Thursday, August 30, 2007
Now what's that ? Its Ubuntu 8.04 ! Ofcourse its releasing April 2008 (8, 04)
Ubuntu Hardy Heron is the next LTS ( Long Term Support) version which means that there will be 3 years of security updates for the desktop and 5 years for the server.
Here is the mail to the list
There are couple of companies which let you watch your TV, photos and listen to your music stored on your computer. This way, you would eliminate the need to have a high capacity mobile phone.
The one we are looking at is Orb
It works like this, you install the software on your home PC. If you want TV, you then install a TV tuner card, and then keep your PC switched on and connected to the Internet. You can then access whatever is stored on your PC remotely on your mobile. Its not just that, you can remote control too!
Most of the recent phones with a internet browser, real player or windows media player will work just fine. Also, you will have to have a 3G or a Wi-fi connection for this to work really well. A GPRS connection would work too, only that its slow :)
Now you go to orb.com, login and request for TV, songs and photos and they will be redirected from your PC. There are specific applications like Winamp which could be remote controlled as well
There are others as well - Slingmedia which provides physical devices called the Slingbox do the same job as well lets you stream directly from your TV too and lets you remote control your TV as well as your computer.
Wednesday, August 29, 2007
Tuesday, August 28, 2007
|IM Client||Supported Networks||URL for Safari Browser|
|Meebo||Yahoo!, MSN, GTalk, AIM, ICQ||http://www.meebo.com|
|Trillian Astra||Yahoo!, MSN, GTalk, AIM, ICQ||http://www.astra.im/iphone/|
|JiveTalk||Yahoo!, MSN, GTalk, AIM, ICQ||http://iphone.beejive.com|
|Mundu IM||Yahoo!, MSN, GTalk, AIM||http://iphone.mundu.com|
|eBuddy||Yahoo!, MSN, AIM||http://www.ebuddy.com|
|Heysan||MSN, AIM, ICQ||http://m.heysan.com|
|IM+ for Skype||Skype||http://www.skypeforiphone.com|
|Apollo IM||AIM||http://code.google.com/p/apolloim/ (download)|
Sunday, August 26, 2007
The official Ubuntu policy is that you don't get newer packages unless its a critical bug fix. So, the good folks at Getdeb thought that they would give the latest deb packages.
So if you wanted Pidgin for your Ubuntu installation and all the related Pidgin packages, you just go in here, get the packages and install it - simple isn't it ?
To get started with Dojo, Alex of Dojotoolkit.org has an article describing on how to get started with Dojo, including using the CDN (Content Delivery Network).
Take a look at the tutorial
Ubuntu has released Gutsy Gibbon - Tribe 5 image for all you folks to download!
There are plenty of features to look forward to in this version including a new printing version.
You can get the image here
The final release date for Gutsy Gibbon is on October 18 2007
If you would like to track how the schedule for the Gutsy Gibbon looks like - Go here
Saturday, August 25, 2007
1 Log into your Blogger account at http://www.blogger.com .
2 Visit your blog's Template tab and click on the Page Elements link.
3 Click Edit in the Blog Posts section.
4.Check the box next to Show Ads Between Posts. You can then select how often you'd like your ads to appear, such as once after every post or once after every other post.
5.Please note that right now, it's only possible to insert Google ads using this widget, and not AdSense for search boxes or referral units.
Thursday, August 23, 2007
Does Google give you any support at all ? One of my friends had his Adsense account disabled and despite many mails to Adsense Support (email) and the Invalid Clicks Appeal
they don't seem to respond at all. My friend owns a popular website which gets over 8000 pageviews per day (not named, because his invalid clicks appeal is not responded yet!)
It's just not Adsense, Google doesn't provide any support to most of the products be it Google Groups, Gmail or more . Services go down regularly, and there is nil support!
The intoxication of being rich and big has got to Google for sure!
I am sure many of you would have already heard of this before - If not, here we go - MapmyIndia is the Indian version of Google Maps/MapQuest - It supports most of the features that Mapquest and Google Maps have, gives out detailed information including distances. Search is a bit flaky, but overall, something is better than nothing
Go to MapmyIndia
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
Google Local for India launched sometime back and is getting fairly popular. Along with the search, you get related pages, reviews, photos and more.
asklaila is another such service which seems to provide just a little more - even your local plumber wala's details. pretty neat too.
Know any other ? Let us know!
Tuesday, August 21, 2007
If you have problems connecting to Google Talk on Pidgin, make sure you have the following settings
Click on Accounts > Your Account > Edit Account to get the Modify Account Screen
In Advanced Tab,
Connect Port : 5222
Connect Server: talk.google.com
html2wiki converter lets you convert html to WIKI pages. If you have never used WIKI markup before, this is for you. It's probably a good starting point to start learning the WIKI markup language by looking at the converted code.
- unified look and feel for all widgets
- ambitious a11y and i18n features in every Dijit widget
- a mature CSS-driven theme system with multiple, high-quality themes
- huge improvements in system performance
- data-bound widgets
- Declarations for lightweight widget writing
- a new page parser that allows instances of any class, not just widgets
- no magic
- reduced API surface area (easier to remember and use)
- dojo.query() always available, returns real arrays
- from-scratch high-performance DnD system
- Base (dojo.js) is 25K on the wire (gzipped)
- dojo.data APIs finalized
- new build system
- new test harness for both CLI and browser use
- dojo.behavior now marked stable and based on dojo.query
- excellent animation APIs with Color animations in Base (always available)
- all the features you’ve come to count on from Dojo (RPC, JSON-P, JSON, i18n, formatting utilities, etc.)
- high quality implementations of previously experimental features: gfx (portable 2D drawing), data wires, offline, storage, cometd, etc.
- dojox.gfx now includes Silverlight support
Here is tour of 0.9 !
Get it here!
iriverter is a frontend to mencoder (comes along mplayer) that lets you convert videos for various multimedia formats like H320, H340, PMP120, PMP140, U10, iAudio X5, iPod Video
iriverter is available for Windows, OS X and Linux
On Ubuntu - use - sudo apt-get install iriverter
For others download from the iriverter site
Sunday, August 19, 2007
Friday, August 17, 2007
AOL has released Truveo - their video search engine as a separate product and not as a part of their AOL Video site.
Truveo is a neat video search engine and is rated very highly in the industry - This version of Truveo is much cleaner, results look great - it searches multiple web sources and categorizes the results based on those channels. One irritant is not able to play videos from sources like BBC, CNN on Truveo itself.
Try it out at http:/www.truveo.com
Motorola, NEC, NTT DoCoMo, Panasonic Mobile Communications, Samsung Electronics, and Vodafone established the LiMo Foundation to develop the Foundation Platform, a Linux-based, open mobile communication device software platform.
A world-class Linux-based platform aims to provide key benefits for the mobile industry including lower development costs, increased flexibility, and a richer mobile ecosystem - all of which contribute to the group's ultimate objective of creating compelling, differentiated and enhanced consumer experiences.
The Foundation's purpose is to advance the creation, evolution, promotion, and support of the Foundation Platform and to cultivate an ecosystem of complementary products, capabilities, and service
Nope .. its not Firefox for mobile phones yet..
Joey can be used to watch a video or read on your PC, and then read the same on your mobile phone. Not sure why someone would do that, maybe a way to send directions, maps ? to your mobile phones.
Look at the video below for more!
Project Joey, Customize Your Mobile Web Experience - Tutorial from AirMozilla and Vimeo