Tuesday, June 30, 2009

The Pirate Bay sold – A New Beginning or the End ?

The World’s most popular Torrent site ‘The Pirate Bay’ has been sold out to a software company for $8 million. The company ‘Global Gaming Factory X’ will acquire it in August, 2009. Read the Official Blog post from The Pirate Bay for more info. regarding this.

The New owners have stated that they are going to change the business model of the site. The Pirate Bay is used for download Movies, Games and Software for free. But the new owners are likely to make it paid or remove all the pirated stuff that is more than 90% and keep only legal content on the site, that changes the meaning of the word ‘Pirate’. They have also stated that they will also pay Copyright holders for their stuff which is downloaded from the site. The site will also close its Trackers soon and would be no longer hosting torrent files.

So what does it mean! New Beginning or The END?

End of the Pirate Bay

So, according to officials, The Pirate Bay is changing completely. We are yet not sure completely how they are going to manage the site now, but The Pirate Bay is saying it will not change, only owners are changed, read what it says -

“A lot of people are worried. We're not and you shouldn't be either! If the new owners will screw around with the site, nobody will keep using it. That's the biggest insurance one can have that the site will be run in the way that we all want to. And - you can now not only share files but shares with people. Everybody can indeed be the owner of The Pirate Bay now.”

The Pirate Bay blog post gives fans a relief but it is clear that Pirate Bay will continue but not in the same way, if users have to pay for the content, they will use other official sites instead. What do you think about The Pirate Bay? Is it going to die or it will remain the same Pirate Bay?

Now Hide your Facebook status from selected Lists – A new approach for More Status messages

facebookFacebook is a very popular social networking site and it has improved a lot to provide a Twitter type environment to its users. But users are not using status messages as they use for Twitter. Might be a reason for that was users were also using it to connect with their personal friends and they didn’t want to mess up their personal and professional life by updating status related to their profession or interest like posting news, updates etc. So this was preventing them to less update the status messages.

To solve this issue, Facebook recently added a new privacy feature for your status messages. Now you can select who can see your this update.

Facebook StatusYou can select people from your Lists or type their names to exclude from your feeds. You can also select your status message visible to all, it is a good feature for professionals.

Facebook Privacy

Facebook is soon launching a new Real-Time search, so it would be good if you post useful links, updates or your new Blog posts on your status like Twitter. It will help you to grow your network and also to get extra Traffic to your blog/site.

So, with this new feature, we can post more and better excluding our friends from our Professional updates. How do you use Facebook and How you are using this feature?, share with us through comments.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Top 4 Free web-hosting providers

Some time ago we were having some discussion on our DFS community about the best Free web-hosting providers. After some investigation on this topic we ultimately found best ones in this field. Although there are many Free web-host now a days giving loads of bandwidth and space, they are indeed over used resulting in slow server speed and huge load time. Also many web hosts shows their advertisement on your web-page which does not look good!

So here is a complete list of FREE web hosting providers giving ad-free hosting and plenty of space with relevant bandwidth.

1. 50 webs (unlimited Bandwidth):

50Webs best server so far The best at this service. Gives only 60 MB of space but the bandwidth is unlimited and also it is the top rated by all users. Below given are some of the features:


  • Monthly price /paid annually/:$0.00 /mo
  • Hosted domains: Unlimited
  • Disk space: 60 MB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Setup fee: FREE
  • Ads: No ads of any kind

Domains and subdomains

  • Domains hosted : Unlimited
  • Subdomains: Unlimited
  • Full DNS management
  • Custom WHOIS details
  • EPP transfer protection
  • Registrar lock

Site management tools

  • Easy Control Panel
  • FTP accounts: 1
  • Web based file manager
  • Integrated WYSIWYG / HTML editor

Misc features

  • Instant account activation

OS, connectivity and back-up
  • Stable Linux with Apache
  • Unrestricted bandwidth

The only disadvantage of this is that it does not give PHP support for Free hosting. If you want to make your Web-site totally HTML based then this will be the best choice for you.

Link: Click Here

2. Awardspace (Best PHP scripting server support):

Awardspace Web hosting The second best for Free web-hosting and best when we talk about features. Supports Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP4/6 [LAMP] and also Perl and CGI. Below are some Features:


  • Monthly price /paid annually/:$0.00 /mo
  • Hosted domains: 2
  • Disk space: 200 MB
  • Bandwidth: 5GB/month
  • Setup fee: FREE
  • Ads: No ads of any kind
  • Advanced control Panel

Emails, Scripting & Databases

  • MySQL database: 1 with 10 MB storage
  • PhyMyAdmin: Yes
  • Email account and Alias: 5 each
  • Firewall Protection: Yes

It is good if you want to design your own PHP based web-site from scratch. Awardspace server is pretty fast and they don’t give scripting errors. So for newbie PHP developers awardspace is the best option

Link: Click Here

3. Zymic (5GB space with 50GB bandwidth):

Zymic Web hosting This web-host serves best for bloggers. Supports PHP, MySQL [All you need to install wordpress]. The only disadvantage is you will not get an automated installer for Blogging software like Wordpress. So you need to install them manually [Which generally does not take more than 10 mins]


  • Monthly price /paid annually/:$0.00 /mo
  • Hosted domains: allowed
  • Disk space: 5000 MB
  • Bandwidth: 50GB/month
  • Setup fee: FREE
  • Ads: No ads of any kind
  • ZHCP (Zymic Hosting Control Panel for easy management)

Emails, Scripting & Databases

  • MySQL database: Supports 5 databases
  • PhyMyAdmin: Yes
  • PHP version: 5.1.6

As said above, Zymic is good if you can install PHP based software at your own. Also their servers are pretty fast and they give unlimited number of websites to be hosted.

Link: Click Here

4. 07x (5GB space, 50GB bandwidth & 50 MySQL db):

07x Webhosting The best web-host for beginners. Supports PHP, MySQL and also gives advanced Vista Panel from where you can install popular Blogging and site-builder tools at one click. Below are some features of 07x…


  • Monthly price /paid annually/:$0.00 /mo
  • Hosted domains: 50 addon domain
  • Parked domain: 50 allowed
  • Disk space: 5000 MB
  • Bandwidth: 50GB/month
  • Setup fee: FREE
  • Ads: No ads of any kind
  • Control Panel: Vista Panel

Emails, Scripting & Databases

  • MySQL database: Supports 50 databases
  • PhyMyAdmin: Yes
  • PHP version: 5
  • Support for Web mail
  • POP email accounts
  • One click script installer for PHP-BB, Wordpress, eCommerce and many more software

If you wish to start a Blog on wordpress without a paid host and don't have any php knowledge then 07x is best for you. But note that you won’t get server response similar to awardspace.

Link: Click Here

So that was our complete list of 4 top free hosting providers available on Net. Choose the one that fulfills your criteria. If you are serious about blogging then having a paid host is always recommended. (Else use blogger). Also do let us know if you have found any better free hosting service than this!

Now Download your YouTube videos legally in MP4 Format

youtubeYouTube now allows you to download your uploaded videos, there were many other ways like scripts/download manager tricks, but this is the official method. If you have uploaded videos on YouTube but don’t have them on your HDD, then this update is good for you. For downloading go to your Videos page and click on ‘Download MP4’ next to each video.

Download YouTube Video

You can download your Videos in MP4 format and quality of downloaded video may be less than your original video. But this feature is good if you want to backup your videos or want to save them for watching offline and this allows you to download without any waiting.

Download Youtube videos

So how is the official method of downloading videos? Share your views with us through comments

Friday, June 19, 2009

Google and Facebook now gives Persian language support [Good news for Iran!]

A good news for all the people from Iran. At this very moment of Political Crisis of Iran, two Internet Giants Google and Facebook has just rushed to support Persian [Farsi] translation. Obviously this is going to have a huge effect on Iranian turbulent politics. For surely this will open up a new console to the Iranian youths to communicate with outer world and vice-versa.

Translate to Persian using Google translate Yesterday, Google first launched this service and it was announced under the Google Blog. According to  Franz Och, Principal Scientist

“We feel that launching Persian is particularly important now, given ongoing events in Iran. Like YouTube and other services, Google Translate is one more tool that Persian speakers can use to communicate directly to the world, and vice versa — increasing everyone's access to information.”

Obviously as it was released under a rush so it is not yet fully perfect. But Google team surely is working to fix any possible errors that may creep in. Also it is clearly mentioned there that it is under Alpha release. To try out the Google Translator now, click here.

New facebook at Persian language Only after a couple of hours of this announcement, Eric Kwan announced on Facebook blog that they have also launched a Persian version of Facebook. On explaining it he said that

“Since the Iranian election last week, people around the world have increasingly been sharing news and information on Facebook about the results and its aftermath. Much of the content created and shared has been in Persian—the native language of Iran—but people have had to navigate the site in English or other languages.”

From the above discussion it is already cleared that Google and Facebook together have taken their step to stretch their hands towards the needier people of Iran. Lets just hope that youths there manages to take full advantage of it!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

CrowdEye ~ New Twitter search engine by “Ken Moss” -ex-leader of Microsoft old search engineering

CrowdEye logo It has only been a few day we have discussed about the Google’s upcoming search engine for Microblogging services like twitter, Microsoft ex search engine team leader, Ken Moss has gone a step ahead. He has spent a whole 9 months to build a new Twitter Search engine named “CrowdEye”. Today it has been released publicly as beta. Below given is a screenshot (Credits: CNET news)

New CrowdEye search engine for twitter

Best Features and Advantages:

  • Historical view that allows one to see how the discussion on a topic has evolved. [Although for now it has a maximum limit of three days]
  • Offers latest tweets on a topic along with a lost of most popular links and a tag cloud of associated terms

Some words from the creator:

On explaining CrowdEye Moss has emphasized that

I think that real-time search is the next big thing in search, It's an area that has been underexploited to date

On saying about the features that CrowdEye can give, Moss said

Right now that's all we support, but its definitely something I'd anticipate growing over time

Obviously working with his only co-worker Becca Moss, [his wife as well as former ‘softie] all these features that CrowdEye can give are really amazing!

Have your say:

Obviously although the CrowdEye has launched, but still we can see a “Under Construction” tag there. What ever it is, all the features mentioned above seems to be really something we want from a better twitter search engine! What do you think? Can CrowdEye beat its competing search engines like Topsy, OneRiot, Tweetfind, Twingly etc? Or better say can it stand against the upcoming twitter search engine by “Google”? Do share your views through your comments…

Read more: CNET, ZDNet, TechFlash

Google Adsense now allows you to change Font size of Ad units

AdsenseGoogle adsense just announced on blog about introducing Font size choice, you can now select size of fonts of your Ad units. Till now Publishers were not able to change font size and default font size is slightly small, you can now select your preferred font size from available options. Publishers were already allowed to change font faces and with this new addition, you can fully customize your Ad unit to math your template and increase performance of Ads. Font sizes will apply to Ad title and body.

Adsense font sizes

So What should be your Font size choice?

Mainly it depends on your blog template and the ad placement but According to Adsense official resources and most of the publishers, ads with bigger fonts perform perform better, Adsense is also soon going to set ‘medium’ font size as default to increase performance of ads. For blogs with normal fonts, you should use Adsense ‘medium’ font size. It will help you to increase your ads performance and increase your earning.

What do you think about this feature, which font size you like to use?, Share your thoughts with us through comments.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

TweetDeck launches new version with Great new Features

Tweetdeck TweetDeck, the most popular Twitter client just launched its new version with amazing new features, the new updates are highly focused on bringing new features to beat the Seesmic Desktop. With these new and improved features, TweetDeck has become more powerful and Stable. Go here to download the latest version.


Synchronization with iPhone


TweetDeck recently launched its Twitter app. for iPhone, if you are using both, you don’t need to manage your groups and settings differently, by signing up for TweetDeck, you can automate the work, you can also backup your columns and then restore them at any time.

Faster than ever

The latest update made it Fastest Twitter client, previous version was taking long time to load all tweets, but the new version loads all tweets and groups in a go. It has also fixed the bug with columns not being updated, so it is now fast and stable.

Reply to All

TweetDeck Reply to all

This is the new feature, you can reply to all users mentioned on one Tweet by just clicking one button, you don’t need to copy or use any other method.

Reference to (RE)

Ever wanted to reply to a user but you don’t have space to reTweet his message?, this new features solves your problem, you can give reference to that Tweet and it will make a short url of that Tweet. e.g RE http://bit.ly/DJx80 my message.

Block and Report Spam Button

Block user and Report spam With this option, you can easily Block that user and Report spam him, TweetDeck will delete that Tweet and Block that user’s Tweets and also reports him to Twitter @spam.

Support for Multiple Accounts

Multiple Twitter Accounts

This was the only feature in TweetDeck was lacking behind, but now they have added it, you can manage multiple Twitter accounts and also manage your Facebook account from it.

See What is Popular on a Column

Popular Twitter Content

By Clicking on the ‘Popular content’ button on each column, you can see popular Tags and links. This is the easy way to watch the trends.

These are the main features of latest version, it has many more such as Auto-suggest username when adding to groups or Support for playing videos inside TweetDeck. So TweetDeck has again left rivals far behind.

What do you think about the new features, Share your thoughts with us through comments.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

HowTo Share images on Twitter easily with Flickr Email

flickr Flickr just made it much easier for sharing your pictures on Twitter without need of tweeting again or using any other service or script. Now you can do this by linking your Flickr account with Twitter.

How to Link Flickr account with Twitter

  • For Linking your Flickr account with Twitter, Login to your Flickr account and Go here and click on ‘Head over to Twitter’ button.Link Flickr with Twitter
  • Then you will be redirected to your Twitter account where you need to allow access to Flickr.
  • After allowing access to Flickr, on your Flickr page, you will get a email address. Save that Email address.

How to Share Images on Twitter with Flickr

Image posted on Twitter via Flickr

Now whenever you want to share an image on Twitter, just email that picture to the Email address provided to you by Flickr. Subject of the email will become image title and email body will become description. It will be posted immediately on your Linked Twitter account. You can send the image directly from your Phone or from your PC, so this is a much easier way compared to TwitPic or other services to share images.

How do you share images on Twitter? Tell us through comments.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Does Facebook also needs Verified Profiles like Twitter?

Before adding the Custom Profile URLs feature, vanity URLs were only available to Celebrities or big brands like Firefox or Maria Sharapova etc. Users were sure about originality of these Public profiles. But with this feature, all users get this feature to have custom Profile URLs and no one is sure about someone's Profile. Many users have selected Profile URLs that are similar to celebrities or Brands.

A Verified Facebook Page

The problem is similar to Twitter, Twitter solved it by adding ‘Verified Profiles’ feature, which is not available to all yet, but they will roll it out soon to the public. Facebook again needs to copy Twitter and add ‘Verified Profiles’ feature to save the users from Fake profiles of celebrities or brands.

Facebook is perhaps already aware of this threat. http://facebook.com/obama will redirect you to Original Barack Obama page. But it is not possible to redirect all similar URLs to Original page, it can be only saved by Verifying Profiles or something similar to that.

What do you think about Facebook’s new custom profile URLs and their threats to celebrities and brands? Do you think Facebook will add ‘Verified Profiles’ feature to its profiles and Pages?, share your thoughts with us through comments.

Twitter Launches Verified Accounts [Currently for high profiles only]

Are you a verified Twitter user Twitter has finally launched the “Verified Accounts” Feature. Now it is giving a Verified Account tag to some users mainly to high profile users like celebrities, athletes, musicians etc. Note that this feature is currently under “Beta” stage. As said by twitter

“To prevent identity confusion, Twitter is experimenting (beta testing) with a 'Verified Account' feature. We're working to establish authenticity with people who deal with impersonation or identity confusion on a regular basis. Accounts with a Verified are the real thing!”

So currently this feature is available to users like Oprah and Diddy and so [Thanks to webpronews]… Below is a screenshot of how their profile looks…

Example of a verified twitter user

Pros and Cons:

The real benefit of this feature is that we will get to know about the actual profiles of celebrities and High profile users. So while clicking on the follow button we will not get confused thinking whether it is a real profile or not. Also according to twitter

“With this feature, you can easily see which accounts we know are 'real' and authentic. That means we've been in contact with the person or entity the account is representing and verified that it is approved. (This does not mean we have verified who, exactly, is writing the tweets.)”

But on the other hand this feature Currently is limited to very short number of users. To explain that twitter has included

“This also does not mean that accounts without the 'Verified Account' badge are fake. The vast majority of accounts on the system are not impersonators, and we don't have the ability to check 100% of them. For now, we've only verified a handful of accounts to help with cases of mistaken identity or impersonation.”

So its not currently you and me who are getting this feature. Or maybe twitter will start including this for all! So what do you think on this? Do share through your comments…

Read More: http://twitter.com/help/verified

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Google’s Micro blogging Search Engine is going to hit the market Soon

Yes! You have heard it right! Google the king of search engines is soon going to launch its new Micro blogging Search engines for Twitter and other sites. Micro blogging has acquired much significance in this world of Web 2 and it is now a popular way for people to share real-time information with others [or better say whole world]

Twitter no doubt is the most used Micro blogging service these days but one of its drawback is search algorithm. Although previously we have talked about the improvement of twitter search engine but still it sorts the results by date not relevance. There are services like Tweetfind, Twingly which try to sort them but those are not that good. So if now Google is putting its hand onto it we can really expect something big.

According to Googlesystem Blog

“Much like Google Blog Search, Google's micro blogging search service will sort the results by relevancy and it also be integrated with Google's web search engine: the keywords that are frequently used in recent posts will trigger a MicroBlogsearch universal search group.”

Also there has been a Hint on this upcoming Google Service in Google’s Translation console [where Google harvests voluntary human translation services they use to make their product multilingual] which is quoted below:

"Recent updates about QUERY. This is the MicroBlogsearch Universal result group header text. A Micro blog is a blog with very short entries. Twitter is the popular service associated with this format."

See this image also from googlesystemblog where there is a clear indication of this:Google to say about Microblogging

While discussing the significance of Twitter for Google, Marissa Mayer [search product chief] has said:

“"What's really happening in Twitter is that there are a lot of clues in it in terms of what's happening that's interesting overall. It's similar to what we see in Google Trends, where people will often type what they're interested in into the search box, and we can make some predictions off of that. So we are interested in being able to offer, for example, micro-blogging and micro-messaging in our search. Particularly in Blog Search and possibly in Web Search, but we don't have any particular plans to announce.”

So, overall there are many clues now by which we can confirm this news. If you have seen anything better than this or wish to say something on this matter feel free to do so through your comments!

Source: Googlesystem Blog

Friday, June 12, 2009

Youtube enables linking accounts to Facebook & Twitter. Auto-post Videos to your accounts

YouTube YouTube just enabled to link your Twitter, Facebook and Google Reader. You can connect your Facebook or Twitter account in seconds and it will auto-share your uploads to Twitter or Facebook accounts. Sharing YouTube videos on Twitter and Facebook was already easy but this update has made it much simpler.

Youtube auto sharing

For connecting accounts, go to your Upload page and select from the available services. It will open a new window asking you for verification, you may need to login to the services first to continue, Click on ‘Allow access’ and enjoy the feature.

The feature makes it easy to share your uploads, in near future you can think of more additions like auto-sharing our favorite videos to your accounts. What do you think about it, share your thoughts with us through comments.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Facebook announced to allow custom profile URL

Facebook today announced to allow custom profile URLs from May 13, The feature was first available only to Celebrities and Big brands. Now you would be able to choose a custom profile URL like www.facebook.com/yourname. On Saturday, you will get a notification on your homepage to choose a username for your Profile.

facebook usernames

Facebook just made another step to stop the Twitter Mania, Brands, Celebrities and bloggers are using Twitter because it allows them to use a custom username which gives ability to share it with others and is easy to remember. With this new addition, Bloggers and brands will surely return to Facebook making their Profiles a Brand.

There are some people opposing this feature too, because this feature can lead to a battle between different products as they can grab other’s names to get popular and decrease their competitors popularity. However this small issue can be ignored, the usernames would be given on ‘First-come’, ‘First-serve’  basis. So be ready for a Facebook Usernames rush and secure yours.

What you say about this feature? Is it good or Bad. Share your views with us through comments.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

HowTo Increase your Blog Traffic by submitting your blog to Bing


Bing is the new and powerful Search engine by Microsoft which replaced Live.com. Bing is a strong competition to Google and it has already left Yahoo search behind, If you are a site owner, then you must add your site to Bing to get high traffic. Bing is already having a huge database but by following these simple steps, you can improve your site’s visibility in search results.

  • Go to Bing Webmaster’s page and Sign with your Windows live ID.
  • Click on ‘Add a site’ button and enter your Blog/Site address, sitemap address and submit. Bing webmaster Tools
  • It will open a new page asking for verification, you can do that by uploading a xml file to root folder of your site or inserting a <meta> tag to your Blog’s Head section.
  • Wait for few days, Bing will then stat crawling your Blog’s pages, helping you to rank higher in search results.

Enjoy Traffic from Bing, any problem in Submitting your Blog?, ask us through comments or discuss with other Webmasters in Bing’s webmaster forums.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

New Orkut mobile application (beta) for Java Phones

New Orkut Application for Java Phones Although Orkut had already optimized its mobile version, but that was mainly limited to Symbian phone users. Whereas all Java Phone users had to use old m.orkut.com to browse Orkut in an older fashion. But in this age of mobile computing, mobiles phone with EDGE/GPRS are becoming a major way to access Orkut for many users. So considering this, Orkut has finally launched a Java Based Mobile Application to offer Orkut’s core functionality to its users. Below are some features of this app

Useful Features:

Orkut Application features

  • Upload photos to orkut on-the-go, directly from your phone.
  • View scraps, friends' updates, and photo albums while you're offline.
  • Share your orkut albums with all of your friends whether they use orkut or not (via SMS).
  • Easily call or SMS your orkut friends and address book contacts from within the app.
  • Get automatic updates when your friends change their contact information or orkut profiles.

Supported Models and Requirements:

This application is Java Based. So if your phone supports Java Platform [.jar files], J2ME or MIDP 2.0 then your phone should be able to run this. A way of knowing Java Compatibility of your phone is to check whether you are able to play .jar games! Overall all new phone from Nokia, Sony, Motorola should be able to run this App! Symbian users will also be able to use this application on their mobile. To know more about requirements see this article on Orkut Support.

Download Link:

If your Mobile phone has a GPRS or EDGE or even WAP connection then simply move your phone browser to m.google.com/orkut and download the App. Note that although this Application is free but your Service provider may impose regular download charge if any!

Source: Orkut Blog

Friday, June 5, 2009

Google Chrome Finally launched for Mac and Linux ~ Currently on dev channel

Google chrome dev for Mac and Linux User So finally the wait is over. Google Chrome one of the growing successful browser on this Web Industry has finally been released for Mac and Linux users. Until now of course, Google’s open source browser has been a Windows Only product. But now Google coder team have worked upon rebuilding some chrome components to move it beyond Windows. These components includes, but not limited to – new graphics interface, sandbox isolating different processes from each other etc. Obviously it is not the stable version. In fact it is ChromIUM the developer’s version. So it means it is quite incomplete. You will not be able to view YouTube videos, change your Privacy settings, set your search providers and so…

So what to do now?

Nothing! If you are a Mac or Linux user then just sit back and wait for the final release. If you like to download and test this incomplete, potentially crashing software [Just for FUN maybe!] then download and install from here

Note that these packages are made for developers only and should not be used by regular Internet surfers.

Some snapshots of the Browser

Google Chrome for Mac OS X users Thanks to Stephen Shankland from CNET news for the above picture. As we can see the Mac OS X version of Chrome gives same environment as that of Windows Version. Of course in this developer’s stage we won’t be able to install plug-in and change privacy settings, but considering this to be developer’s stage it is quite attractive. Also according to Shankland

“Even though only released for the experimental crowd, the new versions are a big step forward for the browser. First, the versions will plug into Google's auto-update service that automatically downloads new versions. Second, the products bear the Google Chrome brand, not just the Chromium label of the only incarnations available until now. And third, a much larger audience will be helping Google debug the code through automated crash reports of the new versions”

He also included that…

“I gave the Mac OS X version a 40-minute whirl and was delighted to find one of my favorite Windows features--fast launch. Pages loaded reasonably quickly, too, though a few times the browser seemed to hang while loading one.

The only pages that didn't work for me were Yahoo Mail, which told me I had an unsupported browser, and those that required Flash. But a number of complicated JavaScript-based sites, including Gmail, Flickr Organizer, and Google Docs, had no troubles.”

So over all we can say the developer’s version to be pretty good.

Official Release date:

Well there is no clear indication from the Chromium developer yet. In fact according to Mike Smith and Karen Grunberg, Product Managers of Chromium project:

“but whatever you do, please DON'T DOWNLOAD THEM! Unless of course you are a developer or take great pleasure in incomplete, unpredictable, and potentially crashing software.”

Clearly indicates this is at the very beginning of the production stage. But if we look at the past and the time in which Google Chrome for Windows came out of beta stage, we can assume that Chromium dev will get released to a beta chrome build within 1 month or so! Also there is a clear indication from the manager:

“Meanwhile, we'll get back to trying to get Google Chrome on these platforms stable enough for a beta release as soon as possible!”

So whatever the time may be Chrome will surely increase its market share from 1.8% when released for Mac and Linux Users. Are you a Mac or Linux user? Did you tried the development version of Chrome! If so then do share your experience with us

Orkut is Down! Yes Orkut is not working again!

Many people are just able to see a blank space on Orkut. This fault is observed on some browsers on all the systems in all the countries. Orkut is down! Its been more than 3 hours now. It has been down before read this post. Bugs Bugs and more Bugs...we hope its not hacked!
UPDATE: There are compatibility issues due to some changes in Orkut. Issue has been raised in the Orkut Forum, hopefully it get fixed soon. Orkut is working perfectly, it was not down as we thought earlier.
If you have been facing such problems please leave a comment as to what are you doing to get rid of this issue.
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Thursday, June 4, 2009

Opera 10 Beta releases with New features and 40% faster browsing

Opera just launched the Beta release of its desktop web browser Opera 10. It was firstly available as Alpha release. Go here to the main page to Download.


What’s New -

Faster Browsing even on Slow connections

Opera claims its latest release to 40% faster than previous versions and other browsers, Opera is faster as compared to its previous versions, IE or other browsers but it again fails to beat Google chrome and Firefox 3 in terms of Speed and stability.

Visual Tabs

Opera Visual Tabs. | Click here for Full view|

This is a very cool feature, you can see thumbnails of opened tabs by dragging the handle under tabs to see previews.

Customize Speed Dials

Opera Speed Dials

Select your favorite or most visited sites to be displayed on home page, it also provides you to select background image of speed dials.

Go here to explore all feature of the latest version, the new version provides many features to users to personalize it according to their needs and interests but it needs to improve a lot in terms of speed, stability and compatibility with all websites. Share your Opera 10 experience with us through comments.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

HOW TO: Auto Login to Facebook with Google/Yahoo Account


Almost all internet users are having a Google account or Yahoo account to which they are always logged in. Ever wanted to Skip login process to Facebook if you are already logged in your Google or yahoo account? Facebook itself gives you this feature. You can login with your Google,Yahoo, OpenID or Myspace account but as most used account is either Google or Yahoo, so Linking only Google or Yahoo is beneficial. So make your web life simpler with this feature of Facebook. 

For enabling the feature, Go to your Facebook settings page and follow these steps"

1. Navigate to the Account Settings page and look for Linked Accounts.

Facebook Account Settings

2. Click on change button and select your Account e.g. Google, Yahoo, OpenID etc.

3.It will open a new window for verification and click on allow.

NOTE: You must be first logged into that account to which you are linking to.

4. Check the page, you will now see your Linked account there.

Enjoy the service, Remember to link your most active account for enjoying auto logging and also it does not support linking of Two accounts under same Service.  So how is this feature, share your views and ideas with us through comments.

Monday, June 1, 2009

BING opens with a Bang, New search Engine to beat Google

bing-logo Microsoft’s Latest search engine BING is now open for all, Microsoft’s old search Live.com is now redirecting users to Bing.com, actually there is no much difference in search results in Bing and live, but Bing has many good features too that make it unique, better and give us a reason to use it, Bing is currently in Beta phase, it is rolling out new features slowly and we can assume of new and better search results in the near future. So what’s new in Bing that make it different from Live.com and better than Google ?

The Bing Preview Box

It is a very useful feature for users but it can become a headache for site owners , because you can see contents of page and some other links containing Contact information without going to that site, so it is great option for all normal users.

Bling Preview

Better Search Results

It shows search results in a better way, Searching for a search term gives various useful links related to the search term, For example if we search for Blakut, unlike other search engines it shows links to our blog, Twitter network, Facebook page and other links on first page making it easier for users to get all links at first page without repeated results.

Search Suggestions

As soon as you start typing in search box, it suggests some search terms related to the keywords you are typing, though it needs to improve a lot to compete with Google’s search suggestions.

Layout of page

Bing shows different and Great background images to users of different countries Go here to explore pages of all countries, layout of page is great, it matches with the background image making it interesting to search.

Bling Home Page

Bing has impressed many users on its first day, It has potential to compete with Google search, for Exploring more feature of Bing, go to the Tour page.

Better Image Search

Image search provides more relevant images and gives previews of images before going to the page, you can filter the image search by given options too.

Additional Tips:

Use Full version of Bing

If you are outside USA, then it shows you regional search page (See the above image), but these pages do not have all features currently like saving and sharing search history etc. For using full version, Go here and select your language as English – USA.

Sign in to get even more features

Sign in using your Windows login (Hotmail or Live mail) and get access to more features like saving History, getting access to Bing Forums/Blogs , where you can discuss with other Bing users.

So how is your experience with Bing, What do you think of Google search vs. Bing, Share with us through comments.