Saturday, February 21, 2009

Customize Gmail Themes

Now Gmail has an option to customize its default theme. You can change colors according to your likes and dislikes.

Just go to Settings->Themes and click "Choose your own colors" and select your favorite colors for Gmail's background, links, text messages, navigation links and more.
Once you are done coloring your Gmail click save and your choice is save and applied automatically.

In case you dont like your theme you can easily Reset the theme or choose from several pre-defined (not so good) themes.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

One Charger for all Mobile Phones

GSM Association announced today, at Mobile World Congress 2009 in Barcelona, to have one charger for all kind of mobile phones.

The GSMA is looking to have the majority of cell phones produced by the year 2012 equipped with ports compatible with the new charger interface. The GSMA looks to save considerable energy with a 50% reduction in standby energy consumption, as well as the potential elimination of over 50,000 tons of "duplicate chargers."

The idea is that a universal charger will make life much simpler for the consumer, who will be able to use the same charger for future handsets, as well as being able to charge their mobile phone anywhere from any available charger. These chargers will also include a 4-star or higher efficiency rating, which is up to three times more energy-efficient than an unrated charger. Furthermore, with potentially 50 per cent less chargers4 being manufactured each year, the industry can expect to reduce greenhouse gases in manufacturing and "transporting replacement chargers by 13.6 to 21.8 million tonnes a year".

The phone companies that agreed on this proposal are 3 Group, AT&T, KTF, LG, mobilkom austria, Motorola, Nokia, Orange, Qualcomm, Samsung, Sony Ericsson, Telecom Italia, Telefónica, Telenor, Telstra, T-Mobile and Vodafone.

Monday, February 16, 2009

LG's new Watch Phone

LG recently announced a James Bonds style product - new LG Watch Phone.
It has a touch-screen user interface, three side-mounted buttons, Bluetooth, a speakerphone, and even a full-blown music player. It's water resistant, and it'll feature 3G HSDPA.

The other features include tempered glass, a high-quality metal casing, and is around 13.9mm thick. The touch screen is 1.43 inches diagonally, and features LG's Flash interface. The watch also has voice recognition, Text to Speech so it can read out text messages, and stereo Bluetooth.

This watch phone may be available during the second half of 2009.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Microsoft's New Advertisement

I couldn't help but post this microsoft's new "I am a PC" ad that I noticed today on TV. This is latest ad in Microsoft's $300 million ad campaign. It features 4 and a half year old girl Kylie showing the viewers how to use Windows Live Photo Gallery by sending a picture of her fish to her parents. Watch it yourself.

Friday, February 6, 2009

New Features in IE8

What's been cooking at microsoft lately?
New Features for Internet Explorer. Here are some of those new feature:


Accelerators let you map directions, translate words, email your friends, and more in just a few mouse clicks. Learn more.


Common accelerator showing driving directions

InPrivate Browsing

Browse the web without saving your history with Internet Explorer 8's InPrivate Browsing. Now you can shop for that special gift with confidence knowing your family won't accidentally find out or use a shared computer without leaving a trace. Learn More.


The InPrivate button on the Address Bar

Web Slices

Keep up with changes to the sites you care about most. Add a Web Slice and you won't have to go back to the same website again and again for updates on news, stock quotes, online auctions, weather, or even sports scores. Learn more.


A common Web Slice

Search suggestions

Search smarter with detailed suggestions from your favorite search providers and browsing history. See visual previews and get suggested content topics while you type in the enhanced Instant Search Box. Learn more.


A search showing visual content

SmartScreen Filter

New security features help to protect you against deceptive and malicious websites which can compromise your data, privacy and identity. Learn more.


[Taken from Microsoft blog]

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