Wednesday, June 29, 2011

So what is Google+ anyway?

Less than a day ago, Google announced its Google+ ‘social network’ like experiment. Currently, Google+ is in invite-based testing only. But this seems to be a big experiment and Google is likely putting a lot of effort behind this.

Hit the break to know everything about this upcoming product.


Google getting a black header bar

After we started seeing the black and sleek YouTube player, Google also seems to be testing a black header, as you can see in the screenshot here, for some people right now.


Monday, June 27, 2011

Nokia's Play 360 speakers might bring the company back up

We know that Nokia's Symbian mobile OS went dud. They even washed their hands off it recently. While everybody waits for Nokia's Windows Phone mobiles, they are bringing out an awesome hi-fi speaker. And mind you, it looks beautiful.


Saturday, June 25, 2011

Facebook just hit the 750 million user mark

A year ago, Facebook hit the 500 million active users milestone. Now TechCrunch is reporting that the worlds most popular and largest social network has just reached the 750 million user mark. Just 250 million to a billion? Wow!


8 reasons NOT to buy the Kindle

Of course everyone says that the Kindle is the best e-reader you can get. Also, Amazon has some amazing support. You are probably reading this article as someone who is looking to get an e-book reader, which is probably a Kindle. I am using my Kindle since the end of January 2011. Here are a few areas the Kindle is bad in. This article is written as a short Kindle shopping advice, and you might as well take these things with a pinch of salt.

Just so you know I am using a black, 3G version of the 3rd generation Kindle (not the DX).


Thursday, June 23, 2011

YouTube just got a new video player

With no prior warning, YouTube updated its video player. It's sleek, it's black, and in my opinion, it's not that bad.


Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Barnes & Noble sells 3 times more Nook books than paper books

Many people say that the Barnes & Noble NOOK e-reader is the biggest competitor to the Amazon Kindle. I really agree. The new Nook has a touchscreen and on-screen keyboard while also sporting an e-ink display.

It also appears that Barnes & Noble is selling (a lot) more e-books than paper ones through their website, just like the Kindle.


Mozilla launches Firefox 5 with over a 1000 fixes

As we already knew, Firefox 5 was expected to release very soon, as Mozilla's open-source web browser is now on a fast-release cycle. Now it's here, with not a lot of significant changes, but with loads of bugs crushed.


Saturday, June 18, 2011

iCloud is almost here; Is the world ready?

This is a guest post by Greg Buckskin from
Steve Jobs recently announced a slew of new upgrades and products to the Apple brand. Most notably is Apple’s new cloud service, iCloud. Amazon and Google have already launched cloud services, so Apple is a little late to the game, but the inevitability of this technology being harnessed by Apple was a forgone conclusion no matter when it happened. The real story here is not what iCloud is, but what it actually means for users and music lovers.


Friday, June 17, 2011

Firefox 5 coming on June 21

Firefox, as you probably know is on a faster release schedule and Firefox 5 is already in beta. According to Mozilla's release schedule, you should expect the release channel to get the stable version of Firefox 5 in less than a week now.


You spend 10 minutes a day waiting for web pages to load [STATS]

A company, New Relic gathered data from over a billion pages monitored over a week and found that the average person waits for 10 minutes a day waiting for the Internet.

On an average, it takes a web page 6 seconds to fully load. Isn't that a lot?

Continue reading to see the infographic.


Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Google Instant Pages lands in Chrome dev

We already know that the Google Chrome web browser can pre-load web pages in the background. Now, this functionality is about to be expanded so that it will take no time for pages in a Google search result to load up once you click them.


You can now search Google by images, voice and text

The world's leading search engine has gained new, powerful features. You can now search Google by images instead of old-school text. Plus, Google Voice Search is available on desktop for the beta version of the Chrome web browser.


Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Unlocked iPhone on sale in the US

You know what, Americans? You can go out and get an iPhone 4 in the color of your choice, unlocked and independent of any carrier right now.


Monday, June 13, 2011

Use the ABOUT(n) search operator for efficiency

When searching online, you get several irrelevant results, which are irrelevant only because your search terms are far away from each other on the page (even though they are both there).

Here's a way to avoid that. Courtesy of Shankar Ganesh, guest poster at How-To Geek, here's how to narrow down your results to only those which have two terms close to each other on a page.


Thursday, June 9, 2011

T-Mobile does live and full-scale Angry Birds

Deutsche Telekom, owner of T-Mobile recently made a large-scale Angry Birds at a plaza in Barcelona, Spain as a marketing campaign. People could come in and use a smartphone in a kiosk to control the giant thing.


Nintendo shows off Wii U at E3

At the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) of 2011, Nintendo announced a brand new console, called the Wii U. This is the first major new home gaming console since 2006.

The most notable new thing in this new console is the presence of a hand-held, touchscreen, tablet-like controller for the console. Like the Wii-mote, this new controller goes with several different kinds of games and acts as several different types of things depending on the game you're playing.


Google Maps gets live public transit updates

Google has added public transit features to the desktop and Android versions of Google Maps, along with the mobile browser versions. With this new feature, you can know if your bus or train is going to arrive on time on not.

As of this launch, this service is available only in four US cities (San Francisco, San Diego, Boston and Portland) and two European cities (Madrid and Turin).


Tuesday, June 7, 2011

WWDC 2011 announcement roundup

If you did not spend $2000 for an Apple WorldWide Developers Conference ticket, you might not have enjoyed the event first-hand. But here are the major announcements made from Apple at the event today in San Francisco.


Sunday, June 5, 2011

Magical new preview of iOS 5 on YouTube

Someone on YouTube (iOSMagic) made a new fake 'Exclusive Preview' of iOS 5. It shows truly 'magical' things that the iPad has the potential of doing.

Hit the break for the video.


Saturday, June 4, 2011

Google now understands better if you're looking for pictures

Google has already been showing thumbs of image results for certain terms in the normal search results. This was probably for the terms usually searched for on Google Images. But now, some quick updates to the leading search engine have made it smarter on this front.


Apple iCloud might be free for one year and cost $25/year afterwards

WWDC is coming in a couple of days. Rumors and leaks have already started coming in, especially related to the new Apple cloud/streaming service of some kind. The logo was leaked. And there is also speculation about the pricing of iCloud. Yeah, it will follow MobileMe's steps... probably.


iCloud logo leaked, login screen too?

With just a few days left before Apple's WWDC 2011 event, rumors and leaks have started popping up. We now know for sure what the Apple iCloud logo looks like.

Continue reading after the break for more details and photos.


Thursday, June 2, 2011

Twitter unveils photo-sharing and revamped search

Twitter is integrating photo-sharing into its social networking site after partnering with Photobucket. Users will be able to attach photos to their tweets directly. Hit the break for a full explanation and the intro video.


Apple to talk about iCloud, iOS 5 and more at WWDC

Apple's WorldWide Developers' Conference (WWDC) is coming up soon. If you purchased a ticket for over $2,000 then you might be one of the first people to hear about the next major release of iOS, Apple's iCloud (yes, it is official) and Mac OSX Lion.


Microsoft shows off Windows 8

Microsoft just gave us a sneak peak of Windows 8 in a video.

Overall, the new version, which is codenamed Windows 8 looks very much like Windows Phone 7. The interface is tile-based. There are HTML5 apps and a lot more. What we have been shown until now seems to be a complete redesign for the most popular operating system on this planet. It doesn't even look like Windows anymore for the most part.

More details and video inside.