Nokia N9 – All it takes is a swipe

Nokia announced the Nokia N9 at the Nokia Connection event in Singapore.

Nokia is counting on this aggressively designed stylish phone to improve its rapidly decreasing market share in the smart phone segment.

The Nokia N9 improves the most commonly used tasks like apps, notifications and multitasking. A lot of thought has gone behind the Nokia N9 to provide ease of Navigation with the help of gestures and a simple swipe.

Take a closer look at the fearures and you realise, “Why dint Nokia add these features earlier?”. Anyways, let’s see the features in detail.  Continue reading “Nokia N9 – All it takes is a swipe”

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Change is the only constant

How do you all like my new theme Twenty Eleven?

Twenty Eleven is the default theme for WordPress in 2011. There are tons of really cool improvements and features packed into it — more Post Formats, beautiful new header images, alternate color schemes and layouts, even custom link colors. All those features add up to the best part of Twenty Eleven: just how customizable it is. It looks great as a blog, a showcase of all your posts, and even a tumblelog or photolog.

I felt the theme give a clean yet simple look to any blog that uses it. Moreover, the more you see it the more you want it. Thanks WordPress for giving us bloggers a wonderful theme. Here’s a demo of this awesome theme.

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Windows 8: features, screenshots, and everything else you need to know

It finally happened! On Wednesday, we finally got a glimpse at what Microsoft has in store for its next version of Windows and how it plans to compete in the tablet market. Yes, after months of some leaked screenshots and rumors, Redmond finally showed an early preview of what’s now codenamed Windows 8 — or what is perhaps better thought of as a mashup of Windows 7 and Windows Phone 7. While we expected to just get a brief glimpse of the OS, Vice President of Windows Steven Sinofsky demoed quite a bit of the interface at D9, and VP of Windows Planning Mike Angiulo showed off even more of the UI and some early hardware later on at Computex. We’ve taken a hard look at all the information that’s been released and come up with a primer on what we know so far about Redmond’s forthcoming operating system, so hit the break for a deeper look at what’s coming.

Read More from Joanna Stern on This is my next. Also see Building “Windows 8”.

Google is phasing out support for older browsers.

In a change welcomed by everyone on the internet, Google is phasing out support for older browsers. Come August 1 only the current and prior major release of Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Safari will be supported.

Google’s blogpost:

Our plans to support modern browsers across Google Apps

For web applications to spring even farther ahead of traditional software, our teams need to make use of new capabilities available in modern browsers. For example, desktop notifications for Gmail and drag-and-drop file upload in Google Docs require advanced browsers that support HTML5. Older browsers just don’t have the chops to provide you with the same high-quality experience. Continue reading “Google is phasing out support for older browsers.”

Building “Windows 8”

Microsoft unveiled the latest preview of the next version of Windows, codenamed “Windows 8”.

 

 

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Here are a few aspects of the new interface that was shown today:

  • Fast launching of apps from a tile-based Start screen, which replaces the Windows Start menu with a customizable, scalable full-screen view of apps.
  • Live tiles with notifications, showing always up-to-date information from your apps.
  • Fluid, natural switching between running apps.
  • Convenient ability to snap and resize an app to the side of the screen, so you can really multitask using the capabilities of Windows.
  • Web-connected and Web-powered apps built using HTML5 and JavaScript that have access to the full power of the PC.
  • Fully touch-optimized browsing, with all the power of hardware-accelerated Internet Explorer 10.
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