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Google’s Android OS Can Be Made To Run On Win7 PC’s

If you are one of those persons whose finding difficult to choose between Microsoft Windows 7 and Google’s Android well there is an solution for it. Its called BlueStacks. This company actually made an marital knot between these Operating Systems. By this software you can boot both Operating Systems on the fly not by re-booting your system. The switching is soo smooth that you can Launch your Android Apps. from your Windows desktop itself.

BlueStacks Senior Vice President Apu Kumar said that BlueStacks is a response to what his company perceives as two complementary needs: the consumers’ desire to have their apps available everywhere, and the desire for a unified device.

BlueStack Systems Inc., which is based in Silicon Valley, has created a software tunnel that allows bidirectional communication between the Android side and the Windows side. This means that it can use Windows print drivers to print while in the Android interface, and create shortcuts for Android apps on the Windows desktop.

BlueStacks supports over-the-air updating, too, so the company can push out Android updates to its users automatically. Kumar said that he expected to get updates to users faster than the phone companies have been.

It hasn’t been an entirely smooth ride for the company. Besides the “heavy lifting” that Kumar said involved development difficulties of getting the software to work with different screen dimensions, scale correctly, different configurations, and multiple devices, there were other problems. One of the big hangups was caused by Google restricting its marketplace to specific ARM-powered devices. The company got around that problem when Amazon.com opened its Android app marketplace. “Amazon was chosen,” Kumar said, “because they have transaction mechanisms, and it’s a heavy brand across the world.”

source: cnet

Android able to run powerful Apps. like MS Word

It is also said that the company was in speak with some Tablet producing corps. as well so they could also integrate in to it also. With Android’s user usage is skyrocketing well, this might be really interesting. We still do not know the prices and release dates and its also early to decide too. It is also too early to decide that this would be as user friendly as it looks. Only time will decide. And do let us know your comment too about what you think of this product.

Apple Is Tracking Your Location With The Help Of Its Mobile Devices

Yes, recently it has been come to know that Apple can track your locations with the help of your iPhone’s and iPad’s. How? Because they have actually built the device with an tracker into it. This has offended many people that are using Apple’s products. Hey! everyone does needs some privacy here and there. So this actually caused an lot of issues and Mr. Jobs is questioned again for this problem and well, he started defending his company for it.

Jobs admitted in a New York Times interview Wednesday that the storing of location data was a mistake, but said the company wasn’t keeping tabs on its customers.

And Jobs said;

“We haven’t been tracking anybody,” Jobs said. “Never have. Never will.”

In a press release, Apple said that it didn’t receive location data for iPhone and iPad users, but rather signals from nearby Wi-Fi hotspots and cell towers. The maps showing customer location history was called “a bug” that will be fixed in a free iTunes update soon.

The location data, according to Apple, “helps your iPhone rapidly and accurately calculate its location when requested.” After the update, the data cache will be saved for a maximum of seven days.But many people don’t believe Jobs’ explanation.The attacks against Apple built up quickly in the week following the release of an iPhone Tracker app that showed customers’ location history, including a lawsuit. “South Park” even had fun with it in an episode Wednesday night showing dark-suited men from Apple tracking down Cartman’s iPad and attempt to take his blood.

Well that episode was indeed really funny and sometime kinda make us think like are we being watched by some goofy guys over the internet? Well I sure don’t like to be tracked because I hate being tracked. Do tell us what you think of this misery that Apple created and what should be done by commenting below.

Those who are planning on getting the new White iPhone. Think again.

Why No Flash On Apple Products? Well, Steve Jobs Have Answers

For all these years every one was wondering, why Apple is not supporting Adobe flash on its line up of products? Everyone was criticizing Apple for it. Well its about time to let you know why for all these days they were holding back because Steve Jobs answers to it.

And Adobe recently pointed out that “Apple released a new draft of their iPhone developer program license which  had the effect of restricting applications built with a number of technologies, including Unity, Titanium, MonoTouch, and Flash CS5?.

Then Kevin Lynch, Adobe CTO revealed that they “have already decided to shift our focus away from Apple’s iPhone and iPad devices for both Flash Player and AIR. We are working to bring Flash Player and AIR to all the other major participants in the mobile ecosystem, including Google, RIM, Palm (soon to be HP), Microsoft, Nokia and others.”

Well whatever Adobe or any others say Steve has his own theories and what he said is quoted below.

Steve Jobs says that;

  1. While Adobe’s Flash products are widely available, this does not mean they are open, since they are controlled entirely by Adobe and available only from Adobe. By almost any definition, Flash is a closed system…. Rather than use Flash, Apple has adopted HTML5, CSS and JavaScript – all open standards.
  2. Adobe has repeatedly said that Apple mobile devices cannot access “the full web” because 75% of video on the web is in Flash. What they don’t say is that almost all this video is also available in a more modern format, H.264, and viewable on iPhones, iPods and iPads.
  3. Symantec recently highlighted Flash for having one of the worst security records in 2009. We also know first hand that Flash is the number one reason Macs crash. We have been working with Adobe to fix these problems, but they have persisted for several years now.
  4. To achieve long battery life when playing video, mobile devices must decode the video in hardware; decoding it in software uses too much power. Many of the chips used in modern mobile devices contain a decoder called H.264….Although Flash has recently added support for H.264, the video on almost all Flash websites currently requires an older generation decoder that is not implemented in mobile chips and must be run in software.
  5. Flash was designed for PCs using mice, not for touch screens using fingers. For example, many Flash websites rely on “rollovers”, which pop up menus or other elements when the mouse arrow hovers over a specific spot. Apple’s revolutionary multi-touch interface doesn’t use a mouse, and there is no concept of a rollover.
  6. Flash is a cross platform development tool. It is not Adobe’s goal to help developers write the best iPhone, iPod and iPad apps. It is their goal to help developers write cross platform apps. And Adobe has been painfully slow to adopt enhancements to Apple’s platforms.

Well after myself discovering this made myself into the point of shock, that what he just said was absolutely true. This is why he is one of the greatest presenter in the planet. That’s why people believe and buy whatever he says. Well this is an good point by Steve and tell us your opinion about it by commenting below.

Want To Make Your PC Faster?

If you one of those people suffering from an gradually slowing PC from the day you bought it. Well guess what it is due to unwanted apps and shortcuts may slow your PC with other factors contributing from the side. Well we actually found out an answer for you guys. It is called GlaryUtilities.

GlaryUtilities is an freeware developed by Glarysoft. GlaryUtilities finds out your problems and sort them out in a jiffy. GlaryUtilities has three tabs in it. The first one is the status bar where it tells you about any new updates for the freeware. The second is One-click-maintenance tells up an few simple procedures in the form of check boxes to fix up your machine, it also give options that will actually will speed up your PC with one click. And no it is not just an gimmick. The third tab is the modules tab where all the various tools are kept in it. Its like one category is Clean Up & Repair, in that category it has Disk Cleanup, Install Manager and more. There are many categories which will guide you through various needs to speed up your PC.

This freeware is actually an piece of jewel to your PC’s performance. So give it an try and leave an comment below for your updates on this freeware.

To download click here.

Want To View Two Webpages In One Tab? Check This!

Are you the kind of the person that have an idea of viewing two webpages in one tab? Well guess what Google’s chrome has an solution for you with its extensions. Well actually it is not gimmicky like merging two tabs into one, it actually divides the tab in to several segments and give room for you to browse webpages.

This is actually an extension in the Chrome web browser it is called as Chrome Splits. This extension actually does this to your browser flawlessly. First you need to open a tab, then you need to add an divider in the same window by adding it in the Chrome Splits extension menu. You can arrange the dividers in columns or in rows accordingly. Then you can type the specific web address in the specific dividers and view these website in a jiffy.

The only problem in this extension is the bookmark retrieving. Which with an simple copy paste you can deal with it. It is good for web developers an many profit oriented programs. Check this extension and do comment below and tell your feedback. To download Chrome Splits click here.

Tired Of Downloading At Slow Speeds? This Freeware Will Help You

Are you one of the peoples who download all night or tired of downloading files from congested servers? Well this freeware will help you.

Download Accelerator Plus:

This one of freeware that comes from the developers of Speedbit. They give solution to all types of downloading and upload file formats. In Download Accelerator Plus (DAP) the freeware clears the congestion of the servers and increases the download speed rate. Example: When you are downloading an driver file for your nVidia graphics card and the rate of download is significantly reduced due to congestion then your in for serious headache. To help with this DAP has an built in browser. By using that browser you can go to the nVidia website and download the file. Now the downloading rate will significantly increase exceeding your belief.

This freeware would help all people of all necessities. This freeware actually helping me for my every download where by myself being an download junkie. So download this product and give us feedback by commenting below. To download click here.

Reverse DNS or IP Look Up and WHOIS Look Up

In computer networking, reverse DNS look up or reverse DNS resolution (rDNS) is the determination of a domain name that is associated with a given IP address using the Domain Name System (DNS) of the Internet. To simplify DNS is a table kinda thing which stores the domain name corresponds to the IP address of that particular domain name or server IP address in which the website is hosted.

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Whois look up is finding the IP address of the server corresponds to the domain name while reverse DNS lookup is vice verse, that is finding the domain name from the IP address.Doing an IP look Up or WHOIS look up is very simple, there are numerous web service which do this all you have to do is to enter the domain name or IP in the website, in few seconds it gives you all information regarding your query. It provides the information like

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  • Name of the domain
  • ISP
  • Location of the server
  • Registrant of the domain
  • Address of the registrant
  • Registrant’s email id

Here the first 3 information are 100% correct while the others may or may not be correct, because those details are entered by the domain registrant when he buys the domain form the registrar. People who practices hacking or some unethical activities never enter the original detail, and some times the registrar itself provide some duplicate mail id and address in name of privacy to the registrant. When the scenario is like this you can’t find out the original owner of the domain, but through  the other details you can find out the server and its location.

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Why DNS look up is needed? Please read other articles under the category ‘Ethical Hacking‘. When hacker attack is detected through means like internet, Trojan horse, then you have to find out where the hacker’s server is located or to where the Trojan is sending the details, if it is email hacking you need to find out where the email is generated from.

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E-Mail Scheduling – Boomerang

E-Mail scheduling is one of the important feature I rely on and most of them want this? My search for email scheduling started a couple of years ago. There are few third party web based email services which offers this feature to send mail later. The thing initiated me to write this article is native e-mail scheduling feature.

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E-mail scheduling is scheduling a mail to send at particular time in future, to brief, if you want to send a birthday wish to your friend by email on next week then you can compose a email today and then program it to send on his/her birth day time in future. What I meant native is the feature should be in-built instead of looking help from the other web services than current email service.

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LetterMeLater.com is one of the service which provides this facility to any one. It supports any email service provider. All you need is to have an account in it. But it is some what difficult to use, because the functionality is not native to your web based or email client.

Boomerang for Gmail

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Boomerang for Gmail is a plug-in for both Firefox and chrome. It is the most simplest and easiest way to schedule your email in Gmail. If you want see the Boomerang in action there is a video presented in the Boomerang website. To have an access to boomerang you need an invitation because it is still in beta version. Sign up with your information to get invited to try boomerang.

Boomerang is also available for outlook as a trial for particular period. E-mail Scheduling is one of the functionality Gmail is going to adopt in future.