Monthly Archives: February 2012

drinkify

Drinkify Suggests Cocktails According To Your Music Taste

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Drinkify

Drinkify, a new cool web app which recommends cocktails that should go with the song you are listening.
Drinkify automatically suggests the perfect cocktail recipe to accompany your music.

The Web App was created by Lindsay Eyink, Hannah Donovan, & Matthew Ogle in 24 hours at the 2011 Music Hack Day in Boston using the personal playlist tracker Last.fm, the music application developer- The Echo Nest & a “propriety Drinkify database.”

Do give the app a try.

This Is My Jam

Recently, the creators of Drinkify launched a new website, This Is My Jam – a simple new sharing website where you pick your jam – just one song – & keep it live on your profile from five minutes to even days.

And Like Twitter, you can follow other people & their Jams, and be followed back; rate & comment on other people’s songs.

It is a cool website to discover and hear great music.

Do Check it Out.

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Top 7 Tools To Create Awesome Infographics

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There is no denying in the fact that Infogrphics are the best way to drive traffic and build links all over the web. They are easy to share, interactive and convey more information which is readable in a short time.

Let’s take a look at the Top 7 Tools to Create Awesome Infographics:

Visual.ly

Visual.ly is one of the best tool available to make amazing infographics with all kinds of web-based data. You can use your Facebook Profile/pages data or you can also create your own Twitter account Infographic here on Visual.ly.

Vizify TweetSheet

Vizify is another great tool where you can make your own Twitter account Infographic.
The Infographic reveals your top followers, most-retweeted posts, & some other interesting statistics.
See sample here.

Tagxedo

Tagxedo helps you to create amazing word cloud based infographics.
Another tool you can try for Typography Infographics is Wordle.

IBM Many Eyes

IBM Many Eyes helps you to create visualizations, charts, graphs and data sets using many other options.

Mind 42

Mind 42 is a great tool to create mind mapping infographics.

Gun N Map

Gun N Map is a great tool to make awesome interactive maps.
You can also try StatPlanet Map Maker.

Vizualize.me

Vizualize.me is an interesting tool that creates an infographic resume by connecting to your LinkedIn account.

Infogr.am

Infogr.am is a new tool to create cool interactive Infographics very easily. Just pick up a design you like, add your data and share the Infographic.

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Indian Government to setup National Cyber Coordination Centre to Scan Tweets, Status Updates & Emails.

National Cyber Coordination Centre

The government of India has decided to set up an internet scanning agency called National Cyber Coordination Centre(NCCC) to monitor all web traffic passing through internet service providers in the country.

The scanning agency will issue “actionable alerts” time to time in case of any security threats to all government departments.

The decision has been taken in a meeting held on February 3, 2012 , at the National Security Council Secretariat under the Prime Minister Office.

The NCCC will scan whole web traffic with the help of all Internet Service providers. The project will cost Rs. 800
crore in the set-up.

At present, web traffic is monitored by Centre for Development of Telematics (C-DoT) with the help of equipments installed at the premises of ISPs & gateways.

Now, all your facebook status updates, tweets, messages, emails, & even email drafts will now pass through the new scanning centre.

The centre can even probe further into any email account or social media account if they finds a perceived threat.


Are we heading towards American Style of dealing with social networks where even funny status updates or tweets are objectionable and questionable sometimes.

Share your thoughts.

flipkart music flyte

Flipkart Music Store, ‘Flyte’ Live Now [ Songs starting at Rs. 6 ]

flipkart music flyte

Flipkart has finally gone live with their Music store, Flyte today.

The songs are available in many languages and price starts at minimum of Rs 6 only. All the music is DRM free and can be synced on multiple devices.
DRM(Digital Rights Management)-free means that the MP3 songs you bought from Flipkart don’t contain any software that will restrict your usage of the file.
At the moment you can purchase only within the territory of India.

Before buying, there is also an option to listen to the 30-seconds clip of the song for free so that you can decide whether to buy it or not.
The songs can be downloaded in three qualities viz 320 kbps, 128 kbps and 64 kbps.

And you can legally download each song 3 times from Flipkart on any of your devices after purchasing.

Do give Flyte a try and let us know your thoughts.
Personally, I don’t think it will work in India when you can download songs easily free of cost.
Meanwhile, songs.pk is still functional at www.songspk.pk.

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Nokia announces Lumia 610 and Asha 302, 203 and 202

Nokia finally announces the Lumia 610 at the MWC,2012 along with the Asha 302, 203 and 202.

Nokia Lumia 610

nokia lumia 610

- Windows Phone 7.5 OS
- 3.7-inch WVGA TFT LCD Display
- 800MHz single-core Snapdragon S1 processor
- 256MB RAM
- 8GB Internal storage
- 5 MP Camera With Auto focus and LED Flash
- Wi-fi, GPS, Bluetooth
- Will be available in magenta, white, cyan, and black colors
- 1300mAh battery
- Expected to be available in 2nd quarter of 2012.
- Priced around Rs 13,000 (Euro 189 approx.)

Nokia Asha 302

nokia asha 302

- Series 40 Phone
- QWERTY keyboard
- 1 GHz processor
- 14.4 Mbps HSDPA
- Facebook, Twitter and Whatsapp Integration
- Extensive Communication Skills
- Microsoft Exchange Email
- Prices around Rs. 6,500 ( ($130 approx. )

Nokia Asha 203 and Asha 202

nokia asha 203
nokia asha 202

Both the Asha 203 and 202 feature 2.4″ touchscreens bundled with the Nokia Browser.
Both have 2 MegaPixel cameras.
Both support Bluetooth, FM radio and microSD card slot of 32GB memory.
Both are packed with 40 EA games. You can download these games from the Nokia Market for free in the first sixty days which is equivalent to added value of €75.

Nokia Asha 202 also supports easy swap dual SIM but Asha 203 is a single SIM phone.

Both the phones priced around Rs. 4,000 ( approx. $80).

Also Check Out:
Nokia unveil Asha Series Mobile Phones – 303, 300, 200 and 201
Nokia Unveils Nokia 808 Pureview [ 41 MP Camera Phone ]

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Nokia Unveils Nokia 808 Pureview [ 41 MP Camera Phone ]

nokia 808 pureview

nokia-808 pureview

Nokia finally unveiled the Nokia 808 Pureview at MWC, 2012. The N8-successor is packed with amazing 41 Mega-Pixel Camera.

Nokia 808 Pureview runs on Symbian Belle which uses Carl Zeiss lenses in its camera, and features a sensor with an awesome 41 MP capacity, either 7728×5354 in 16:9 format, or 7152×5368 in 4:3.
The concept was inspired by satellite imaging technology which crams 7 pixels of information into 1 pixel, giving more detailed and crystal clear images without losing any clarity.

The camera also allows to zoom digitally up to 4x with no loss in quality of pictures. In video shooting in full 1080p, zoom is allowed up to 3x and up to 6x zoom in video shooting of 720p definition.
The camera is supported by a Xenon flash.

The Nokia 808 Pureview features 4-inch( 640×360 Resolution ) nHD display. It is packed with 1.3GHz single-core processor, 512MB of RAM., 16GB of internal memory which is expandable via microSD and HSPA 14.4Mbps.

There is also Dolby Digital Plus 5.1 audio recording, and HDMI output.

The price of Nokia 808 Pureview is €450 before taxes & subsidies and will be launched in May and being a Symbian device, it is doubtful that people will go for it.

Nokia has earlier pledged to continue to support Symbian up to year 2016.

See Also: Nokia announces Lumia 610 and Asha 302, 203 and 202

Image Credit: Slashgear

samsung galaxy note 10.1

Samsung announces Galaxy Note 10.1 Tablet ( Specs & Features )

 

Samsung announced Galaxy Note 10.1 Tablet on Monday at MWC, 2012. This is the second entry in the samsung’s pen & touch capable Galaxy Note product line.

samsung galaxy note 10.1

Specs & Features:

- Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) OS
- 10.1-inch WXGA (1280 x 800 Resolution) Display
- 1.4 GHz Dual-core CPU
- 1 GB RAM
- HSPA+21 Mbps – 3G Connectivity
- Redesigned S-Pen
- Multi-screen functionality which enables you to watch videos or browse the internet, along with sketching out notes with the S Pen.
- It features S Note, a unique & efficient tool with which you can combine notes and sketches together with web content, images & digital media into your own personalized storyboards
- Pre-loaded with Adobe’s Photoshop Touch App & Ideas App.
- Better Wi-fi Connectivity
- Full HD video playback
- 3 MP Rear Facing camera
- 2 MP Front Camera for Video Calling
- GPS & Glonass
- Available in 16, 32 & 64GB variations and memory is expandable with another 32GB microSD
- Exchange ActiveSync, Juniper Junos Pulse, Cisco VPNs & on-device encryption.
- 7,000 mAh Battery

Update: According to SammyHub, Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 is priced at 479 Euros(US$592) for the WiFi and 599 Euros (US$741) the 3G version in Netherlands.

Also Check Out: Samsung announces Galaxy Tab 2 [ 7-inch Tablet with Android 4.0 ]

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Average Salaries Around the Globe For Web Developers [ Infographic ]

If you want to earn lot of money through web designing or development, then Australia is the place for you.

Staff.com created the following infographic that looks at the average annual salaries around the globe for web Designers, Web developers, graphic designers, and software developers.

Australia is ahead in all the categories except graphic design, where it is beaten only by Switzerland.
And as far as India is concerned, the salary is on the lowest side.

salaries for web developers

Looks like, it’s time to go Australia for all web developers. 8)

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HTC unveils Android-based One series Smartphones [ Specs & Features ]

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HTC unveils their new Android Based One series smartphones, HTC One X, HTC One XL, One S & One V earlier today at MWC, 2012.

HTC One X

htc one x

- Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) OS
- 4.7 inch ( 1280 x 720 Resolution) Super LCD HD display
- 1.5 GHz Nvidia Tegra 3 Quad-Core processor
- 1 GB RAM
- HTC Sense 4
- 8 MP Rear Camera with 1080p HD Video Recording
- 1.3 MP Front Camera for Video Calling
- NFC
- Corning Gorilla Glass
- Wi-fi, 3G and Bluetooth
- No FM Radio
- 32 GB Internal Memory with no extension slot
- 25 GB Free DropBox cloud storage for 2 years
- HDMI and DLNA connectivity
- 1800 mAh battery

HTC One XL

htc one xl

HTC One XL is packed with LTE, that is why ‘L’ at the end of the phone’s name. HTC One XL is also packed with 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 dual-core processor.
All the other features are same as HTC One X.

HTC One S

htc one s

- Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) OS
- 4.3 inch (960 x 540 resolution) Super AMOLED display
- 1.5 GHz Snapdragon S4 dual-core processor
- 1 GB RAM
- 8 MP Rear Camera with 1080p HD Video Recording
- VGA Front Camera for video calling
- HTC Sense 4.0
- TV-out via MHL
- 16 GB Internal memory with no extension slot
- Wi-fi, 3G and Bluetooth
- No FM Radio
- 1,650 mAh battery

HTC One V

htc one v

- Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
- 3.7-inch (480 x 800 pixels) display
- 1 GHz Single core processor
- 512 GB RAM
- 5 MP Rear Camera 720p HD video recording, auto focus, BSI sensor and LED Flash
- 4GB internal memory expandable up to 32GB expandable via MicroSD
- Wi-fi, 3G connectivity and Bluetooth
- 1500 mAh battery

All these phones will be available globally from the month of April.

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‘Do not track’ button In All browsers: Will it protect online privacy?

Online-Privacy

A number of web companies, including Mozilla, Google, Microsoft, & Apple, agreed to include a “Do Not Track” button in web browsers last week.

Started by Mozilla Firefox, the “Do Not Track” Button adds a field in the HTTP header of each web page you visit and instruct websites not to take information about you from your browser.
The “Do not Track” button will protect your data from advertisers to make targeted ads but the data can still be used for market research or product development.
Also social networks such as Facebook will not be affected by this development, & will still continue to track their members via the “like” button & other such activities on the website.

In the future, this development can make Internet content more expensive, since advertisements are what makes free or low-cost Internet content available to you.
Google Chrome have not added this feature as of now but the development is in the process. In the meantime, you can download “Keep My Opt-Outs” Extension in Google Chrome.

Enable “Do Not Button” Button on Firefox and Internet Explorer here.
Use “Keep My Opt-Outs” Extension in Google Chrome from here.

resume builder

3 Tools To Build A Great Resume From Your Linkedin Profile

 

LinkedIn is a fast-growing professional networking website with more than 100 million users representing over 200 countries around the world. It is a great website for professional networking, hiring, job searching, company research, and connecting with people, including alumni, colleagues, industry, & other business related groups.
Here are 3 Tools To Build A Great Resume From Your Linkedin Profile:

Resume Builder

resume builder

Resume Builder is a one of the best tool to convert your LinkedIn Profile into a beautiful resume within seconds.Just pick a resume template, customize the content, & print and download the resume in PDF format.
Here’s the sample of a resume created via Resume Builder.

Do Your Buzz

doyourbuzz

Douyourbuzz is another great website that lets you quickly create a detailed resume from your professional information on your LinkedIn profile.
It has both free and paid plans but the free plans is sufficient to build a awesome resume.

Vizualize.Me

vizualize resume

Vizualize.me is an interesting tool that creates an infographic resume by connecting to your LinkedIn account.
The process is very simple: Just login with the linkedin account, edit your information and an awesome resume is ready in front of you.

Update:

ResumUP: ResumUP is another great tool to build visual resume from your LinkedIn and Facebook account.