Archive for January, 2010

Features of new wordpress theme:monochrome

Its a good news for wordpress.com users, from now they can use a new theme monochrome with stylish look & good features.In this headers & dates are uniquely designed with color palette from where the theme name comes monochrome.Now some features of this theme:

  1. Stylish look: The theme is designed with off white & black color with monochromatic color palette date.
  2. Headers: Headers & dates are placed in an unique manner to the left hand side of post like a left side bar.
  3. Search Box: Search box is placed in right side bar with  smooth rounded corners.You can also set to show tags as an animation below the serach box from theme options.You can also manage placing of search box either in top or bottom of page.
  4. Information bar: Its a new feature in this theme.An information bar is placed in right side bar.You can use this as your current status like orkut,facebook & twitter.
  5. Header menu: Its your’s choice what you want in header menu.You can select pages or categories in header menu.But don’t go for categories if you have large no of categories.
  6. You can exclude pages to be shown in header menu.
  7. You can exclude categories to be shown in header menu.
  8. A new feature include to the right side of page return to top.You can manage this from theme options.

Overall theme looks very good.wat you say??

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Now google docs works as a cloud

Cloud computing is the new generation of computing.Everyone is going towards cloud.So it becomes as the emerging trend for companies & also evolve as a new market.Recently wipro starts to provide cloud solutions.

It provide easy solution to manage the organisation.Bajaj insurance starts using cloud computing for it business.As told by persons from bajaj insurance it smoothens to operate our business & collect data.

UBUNTU community introduces cloud upto 2 gb with its UBUNTU 9.10.

As it becomes the new trend & new business for web companies.Seeing this google initialize its first step towards this & now google docs can use as cloud.So you can upload any kind of file on goole docs up to 250 mb which is much larger than a mail attachment  or document.In addition you you’ll be able to backup large graphics files, RAW photos, ZIP archives and much more to the cloud. More importantly, instead of carrying a USB drive, you can now use Google Docs as a more convenient option for accessing your files on different computers.

so enjoy google cloud & see future of cloud.Kindly give your suggestion for future cloud computing..

YouTube’s Top 10 Launches of 2009

Here are the top 10 launches of you tube in year 2009.

  1. Auto-Share – As part of our wider effort to integrate YouTube into the social and communication platforms you use every day, AutoShare automatically syndicates your YouTube activity to Facebook, Twitter and Google Reader.
  2. 1080p – In November, we unveiled support for videos in 1080p (aka “full HD”). Want to test it out? Check out this video.
  3. Auto-Speech Recognition – Google’s automatic speech recognition (ASR) technology, coupled with YouTube’s captioning system, makes videos more accessible to the deaf and hearing impaired. This same speech recognition technology can create machine-generated captions, which can then betranslated into 51 languages.
  4. Mobile Website for Smartphones – Watching videos on — and uploading videos from — cell phones is more popular than ever. To meet this demand, we launched a new mobile website designed to make using YouTube on smartphones like the iPhone, G1 and Palm Pre a lot easier.
  5. YouTube XL – YouTube XL optimizes YouTube for large screens. In addition to offering larger text and simplified navigation, XL has a continuous play feature, allowing you to search for a topic, hit “play” and then kick back for an uninterrupted viewing experience.
  6. VEVO – VEVO.com is a partnership that blends Google and YouTube’s technology with music videos from a broad catalog of artists from Universal Music Group, Sony Music and EMI. The site hopes to redefine the way people watch and engage with music online, as well as change the way the digital and music industries do business with each other.
  7. Feather – Feather is a stripped-down version of the page on which any video plays. Without all but the basic features, the page loads more quickly and videos play back faster. Give it a whirl inTestTube or click here.
  8. 3D In July, one of our engineers used his free time to implement easier viewing options for 3D videos on YouTube. Here’s a brief overview video.
  9. Real-Time Comment Search – In October, we released the ability to search YouTube comments in real-time. The comment appears on a continuously updated results page, and “trending topics” indicates the hottest topics of conversation on YouTube at that particular moment.
  10. Shows & Movies In April, we rolled out a destination sporting hundreds of movies and thousands of full-length TV episodes. Offerings have included film classics like Taxi Driver, Ghostbusters and the Spaghetti Western Trilogy, as well as current TV shows from broadcasters like C4 and Channel 5 in the UK.

HTC Defines a New Category of Smartphone

HTC Corporation, a global smartphone designer, today unveiled HTC SmartTM, a new type of smartphone that creates a new category of easy-to-use, connected smartphones that are accessible by people all over the world.  The HTC Smart will be available this spring across Europe and Asia.

“HTC has always focused on listening to customers and setting the stage for new mobile categories and HTC Smart is the response to customer demand around the world for an easier-to-use, affordable smartphone,” said Peter Chou, chief executive officer, HTC Corporation. “Just adding a touch interface doesn’t mean a phone is a smartphone; The integration of HTC Sense brings an unparalleled smartphone experience for people looking to do more on their phone.”

Bringing HTC Sense To The Masses
HTC Smart begins with a friendly compact touch design and integrates an intuitive user experience that is centered around HTC SenseTM, an HTC design philosophy that puts people at the center by focusing on three core areas: Make It Mine, Stay Close and Discover the Unexpected.  HTC Smart enables personal customization of each person’s own phone experience.  It also provides a quick and easy way to see what friends are up to via various social networks as well as quickly communicating over the phone, through text messaging or email.

“HTC Smart breaks new ground in delivering the powerful, in-demand smartphone features that consumers want on a more accessible device for global markets,” said Paul Jacobs, chief executive officer, Qualcomm Incorporated.  “We are pleased to be supporting HTC as they utilize the capabilities of Qualcomm’s Brew Mobile Platform open operating system to offer high-end capabilities and a compelling mobile user experience at mass-market price points.”

Qualcomm Brew Mobile Platform (Brew MP)
HTC Smart utilizes Qualcomm’s Brew MP, a popular mobile operating system that enables smartphone devices to be offered at more aggressive price points, providing HTC with the flexibility to deliver smartphone features on devices across multiple tiers.

–htc blog

Google Offers New Model for Consumers to Buy a Mobile Phone

Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) today unveiled a new way for consumers to purchase an Android mobile phone, a web store hosted by Google. The company is also launching the first phone offered through this new model, called the Nexus One, which combines the latest in hardware from HTC Corporation with the newest Android software.

The goal of Google’s new consumer channel is to provide an efficient way to connect Google’s online users with selected Android phones. The online experience of the web store has been designed with a focus on simplicity.

Through the web store found at www.google.com/phone, consumers can buy the Nexus One without service (meaning any GSM network SIM card can be inserted into the device), or purchase the phone with service from one of Google’s operator partners. As new phones come to market through this channel, consumers will benefit from the ability to match a phone of their choice with the service plan that best meets their needs. Operator prices and plan details will be featured on the site.

“The Nexus One belongs in the emerging class of devices which we call ‘superphones,’ with the 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon™ chipset making it as powerful as your laptop computer of three to four years ago. It’s our way to raise the bar on what’s possible when it comes to creating the best mobile experience for consumers,” said Andy Rubin, VP of Engineering. “We look forward to working with handset manufacturers and operators to bring more phones to market through this channel worldwide.”

Nexus One Hardware Features

  • Display: 3.7″ AMOLED 480×800 WVGA display
  • Thinness: 11.5mm; Weight: 130g
  • Processor/Speed: Qualcomm Snapdragon™ 3G QSD8250 chipset, delivering speeds up to 1GHz
  • Camera: 5 megapixel auto focus with flash and geo tagging
  • Onboard memory: 512MB Flash, 512MB RAM
  • Expandable memory: 4GB removable SD Card (expandable to 32GB)
  • Noise Suppression: Dynamic noise suppression from Audience, Inc.
  • Ports: 3.5mm stereo headphone jack with four contacts for inline voice and remote control
  • Battery: Removable 1400 mAh
  • Personalized laser engraving: Up to 50 characters on the back of the phone
  • Trackball: Tri-color notification LED, alerts when new emails, chats, text messages arrive

“The Nexus One represents the unique combination of design and innovation two companies like Google and HTC can have when they collaborate,” said Peter Chou, CEO of HTC Corporation. “The Nexus One continues HTC’s strategy of offering people a portfolio of phones that meet their diverse needs.”

Nexus One Software Innovation

The Nexus One runs on Android 2.1, a version of the platform’s Eclair software, which offers advanced applications and features including:

  • Google Maps Navigation: offering turn-by-turn driving directions with voice output.
  • Email: multiple Gmail accounts; universal inbox and Exchange support.
  • Phone book: aggregate contacts from multiple sources, including Facebook®.
  • Quick Contacts: easily switch between communication and social applications.
  • Android Market: access to more than 18,000 applications.

In addition, the Nexus One introduces new functionality and software enhancements:

  • Enter text without typing.
    • Use a voice-enabled keyboard for all text fields: speak a text message, instant message, tweet, Facebook update, or complete an email.
  • Tell your phone what you want it to do.
    • Search Google, call contacts, or get driving directions by just speaking into your phone.
  • Take personalization to the next level.
    • Dynamic, interactive, live wallpapers react to the touch of a finger.
    • More widgets and five home screen panels allow for further device customization.
  • Capture camera-quality pictures and video with your device.
    • 5 megapixel camera includes LED flash, auto focus, zoom, white balance and color effects.
    • View pictures and Picasa Web Albums in the new 3D Gallery.
    • Record Hi-Res MPEG4 video, and then upload to YouTube with one click.
  • Read your voicemail messages.
    • Get transcribed voicemail with Google Voice integration, without changing your number.

Pricing, Availability, and Future Plans

Nexus One is initially available from the Google web store in the US without service for $529 or starting at $179 with a two-year contract from T-Mobile USA. In the near future, Verizon Wireless in the US and Vodafone in Europe plan to offer services to customers in their respective geographies. Today, consumers can go to www.google.com/phone to learn about the Nexus One and place an order. We will initially take orders from consumers in the US and three other markets – the UK, Singapore, and Hong Kong.

In the coming months Google plans on partnering with additional operators, offering consumers access to a broad set of service plans. In the future we expect to launch more phones with Android handset partners and to expand the web store to more countries.

About Google Inc.
Google’s innovative search technologies connect millions of people around the world with information every day. Founded in 1998 by Stanford Ph.D. students Larry Page and Sergey Brin, Google today is a top web property in all major global markets. Google’s targeted advertising program provides businesses of all sizes with measurable results, while enhancing the overall web experience for users. Google is headquartered in Silicon Valley with offices throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia. For more information, visit www.google.com.

Media Contact:
Google Press Center
press@google.com
+1.650.930.3555

For more information on the Nexus One, including images and video, please visit our press site: https://sites.google.com/a/pressatgoogle.com/nexusone/home

–htc blog

Facebook new improvements for 2010

The improvements in facebook help centre include:

  • A new search interface that displays related help pages and matches help content for other languages if there are no results in your language, in addition to the regular FAQ results and user-to-user help topics.
  • Filters on the left-hand side to navigate the available content types: FAQs, user-to-user support, and the new privacy and safety pages.
  • Separate user-to-user support navigation, for both those who simply want answers from other users, as well as those who want to answer other people’s questions.
  • Unique Web addresses, or URLs, for each FAQ so you can share them with friends and family who are looking for help.

Facebook Top Status Trends of 2009

1 – Facebook Applications

Specific words: Farmville, Farm Town, Social Living

Facebook has provided a platform for developers to create a number of hugely popular applications, and it is no surprise that people are talking about them. You could almost say that 2009 was the year of the farm in status updates. Since its emergence in June 2009, Farmville became the most talked-about application in status updates and now boasts over 72 million monthly active users. It wasn’t alone. Farm Town also ranked highly, as did general discussions with the word “farm.”

2 – FML

Specific word: FML

This digital slang became the hottest acronym to enter the Facebook lexicon in 2009. It spread from relatively low usage to become a mainstream word in status updates. FML is used almost exclusively online and in text messages, and its meaning, once very specific, has broadened. People now use it simply to express some frustration with an aspect of their lives. We’ll leave the “F” open to your interpretation, but the “M” and L” stand for “My Life.”

The beginning of May appeared to be a seriously frustrating time for people, when students were busy with finals and the weather was rainy just before summer. We saw a lull in “FML” in the summer months and, as expected, there was strong weekly periodicity to this term with it appearing most often on Mondays and Tuesdays.

3 – Swine Flu

Specific words: Flu, Swine Flu, H1N1

Swine flu, or H1N1, was probably the biggest ongoing news story of the year. Discussion of H1N1 in status updates reached a peak in the spring—long before the flu itself began affecting many people. When flu season began in the fall, people began discussing the term again, though never with the same frequency as when it first appeared. Another interesting trend is that no one called the virus H1N1 when it first appeared, but by September the effort to disassociate the term “swine” from the illness was fairly successful and “H1N1” occurrences now roughly equal “swine.” Surprisingly, the use of the word “flu” over the year consistently peaked during the middle of the week and was at its lowest on Sundays. We’re not sure why.

4 – Celebrity Deaths

Specific words: Michael Jackson, Patrick Swayze, Billy Mays

No celebrity death had as immediate of an impact on status updates as Michael Jackson’s. Mentions of his name were 10,000 times higher on June 25, the day he died, than the previous day, and no other unexpected news event can compare to the burst we saw on that day. Despite the huge impact of this story, mentions of his name lasted only about a week, with a resurgence during his memorial 12 days later. Rather surprisingly, Patrick Swayze’s death was almost as large with about two-thirds as many mentions as Michael Jackson’s on the peak day of status updates about Swayze.

5 – Family

Specific words: Family, Mom, Dad, Son, Daughter, Kids

As Facebook becomes more prevalent across demographics, people talk more about “mom,” “dad,” “son” and “daughter”. We saw significant increases in all sorts of family-related words during 2009. Perhaps the most dramatic increase was “kids,” a word whose occurrence went up by a factor of five.

6 – Movies

Specific words: New Moon, Transformers, Star Trek, The Hangover, Paranormal Activity and Harry Potter

Whenever a new movie comes out, it creates a big spike in discussion in Facebook status updates. The most-discussed of 2009 was “New Moon.” It narrowly edged out the big summer movies “Harry Potter” and “Transformers.” Other big movies on Facebook were “Star Trek,” “The Hangover” and “Paranormal Activity”.

7 – Sports

Specific words: Steelers, Yankees

In February of 2009, the Pittsburgh Steelers won the Super Bowl, and in October the New York Yankees won the World Series. The Steelers reached a higher peak in mentions, but largely because they only played a single football game to garner the top prize. The Yankees were discussed a bit less per day, but the discussion occurred over a longer period of time throughout the multiple games of baseball’s World Series. We’ll call this one a tie to avoid playing favorites or sparking sports-supremacy debates.

8 – Health Care

Specific words: Health Care, No one should have to…

Since President Barack Obama took office, the discussion of “health care” has risen steadily in status updates. This reached a peak in early September when millions of pro-reform users updated their status with the following message: “No one should die because they cannot afford health care, and no one should go broke because they get sick. If you agree, please post this as your status for the rest of the day.” For two days, millions of people posted this to their profiles in support of health care reform. The meme continued to circulate, gradually declining over the weeks that followed. Even aside from that meme, health care mentions are up 10 times since a year ago.

9 – FB

Specific words: FB, FB Friends, News Feed

Whenever we make a change to the site a lot of people chime in with their opinions. For instance, we see spikes in mentions of “News Feed” on the order of 100-times increases whenever there is a change to the way that feature works or how the home page is laid out. “FB” and “FB Friends,” on the other hand, have nothing to do with product changes, but as Facebook has become more prevalent people are shortening our name for convenience. Usage of the word “FB” has increased about 7 fold since the beginning of 2009 and “FB Friends” increased about 10 times over the same period.

10 – Twitter

Specific words: Twitter, RT

Talk about Twitter took off at the beginning of the year. April showed a peak of activity and momentum, though mentions of the word “Twitter” decreased over the past few months. The acronym “RT,” standing for “retweet,” entered the lexicon along with the word “Twitter” in September of 2008 and has become a common acronym to describe reposting activity.

11 – Years

Specific words: 2008, 2009, 2010

Many status updates are about what people are going to do or have just done, so naturally they often contain dates. While the number of posts containing a date didn’t go up dramatically in 2009, the date itself changed to reflect the current and upcoming year.

12 – Lady Gaga

Specific words: Gaga, Poker Face

Lady Gaga was the biggest new performer of 2009 based on status updates from people in the U.S. She was virtually unmentioned until November of 2008 and spiked in mentions of her name in September of 2009 during the MTV Video Music Awards. At the end of September, Christopher Walken’s performance of the song “Poker Face” caused a spike in that term, but didn’t noticeably impact occurrences of “Lady Gaga.”

13 – Yard

Specific word: Yard

This is a trend that nobody would have guessed. The word “yard” seems fairly uncommon, and indeed it barely breaches a rate of five mentions in every 10,000 status updates. When we compare 2009 to 2008, however, we see a huge increase. Have all the hipsters turned to yard work as the latest fad? Probably not. A more likely explanation is that hipsters’ moms and dads are also on Facebook, and these folks have yards that require some tending.

14 – Religion

Specific words: Easter, Lord, God

Religious terms increased a significant amount in the last year. In the last 6 months, there was a noticeable upward trend in occurrences of “Lord” and “God.” While “Easter” occurs infrequently most of the time, the Easter Sunday spike from 2009 is about 30 percent higher than it was in 2008.

15 – I

Specific words: I, is

Until March of 2009, people updated their status in a box that appeared next to their name on the home page and, consequently, many updates started with the word “is.” Once that box no longer was shown next to people’s name, the usage of “is” dropped off dramatically and usage of “I” doubled almost overnight. Prior to March of 2009, “is” represented about 9 percent of all words in status updates. With the change in interface, it remained high in absolute terms, but dropped all the way to about 1.5 percent recently while “I” increased from 1 percent to about 2.5 percent.

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