Hot news for social networking fans...

Google has recently introduced it's new project names Google plus. Google has already released the project for testing but currently it is testing with small number of users. Google has tried to combine features of both Facebook & Twitter. Also google will be providing video chat rooms where Facebook is lagging.


Google has introduced several new features:

Circles: The easiest way to share some things with college buddies, others with your parents and almost nothing with your boss.

Hangouts: Let friends know that you're free for a video hangout, any time, anywhere. Then catch up, watch YouTube or... just hangout.

Sparks: A feed of only the things that you're really into, so when you're free, there's always something waiting to be watched, read or shared.

You can take interactive tour to these new features from here

For more information you may visit official page for google plus.
Hi all.

This on is for Facebook lovers.  Everyone agrees that currently Facebook is the most famous social networking site on web. But still it is lagging at a very important & useful feature like voice chatting & voice massages.

So here I'm going to suggest you one Facebook application which which you can add voice chatting & messaging feature to your Facebook account. So here we go....

The application is T-Mobile’s Bobsled app. Now to start using this application just follow these steps:


1) Go to above specified link.

2) Now click on pink button indicating "Jump On".  This will take you to Facebook & ask you for Facebook login if you are already not logged in.

3) Now on the next page click on button indicating "click to start". This will ask you download it's software (around 8MB) which you need to install on you PC in order to use this application.

4) After installing downloaded tool when you refresh that page you will find a tab like button indicating "start bobsled". Now a small box will pop out on which click button "sign on". Now it will ask you allow some permission on your facebook account. You have to allow it to use application.

5) Finally, you are ready to start using Bobsled. Click on talk button. To talk to a friend in real time, select their name from within the Bobsled chat interface and click "Place Call". First time when you ask click "place call" it will ask permission to access your microphone. Allow it.

6) You can also send voice messages by clicking on "voice messages" button.

That's it.!! For any doubts , suggestions fill free to post comments.:D

I found a very interesting tool for linux based system on code.google.com.

Ubuntu users can find it on software center itself.Just search for Gespeaker.

You can also download .deb package from here. It is also available in the form of plug-ins for some famous chat applications like pidgin.

 

Interesting features:
- Multiple language support
- Play in male differents voices of male & female.
- Advanced settings like:  pitch , volume ,speed ,delay.
- Allows you to save converted speech.

Really a must try tool....:D Leave comments for any problems or suggestions.

Wine is the most famous virtual platform to run windows application on linux based systems.
Latest release of wine (1.3.23) is released before few days.

What's new in this release?

  • Support for stubless COM proxies on x86-64.
  • Builtin dxdiag now outputs real information.
  • Monochrome bitmap format in the DIB engine.
  • Beginnings of a true shell Explorer builtin.
  • A number of new D3DX9 functions.
  • More support for Indic text shaping.
  • Various bug fixes.
Source is available from here.

KDE is one of the famouse desktop environments available for linux based systems. It is little bit havier then other desktop environments like GNOME ,UNITY but still it's super cool look & fill attracts lots of linux users.

Release candidate of KDE 4.7 is released today.  For more information about KDE you may visit official site of KDE.

KDE 4.7 is having following improvements over previous version:

  • KWin, Plasma's window manager now supports OpenGL-ES 2.0, improving performance and deployability on mobile devices
  • Dolphin, KDE's flexible file manager has seen user interface improvements and now sports a better user experience for searching in files' metadata.
  • KDM, KDE's login manager now interfaces with the Grub2 bootloader
  • Marble, the virtual globe now supports offline address search, especially making its mobile version more useful on the road
Installing KDE on ubuntu

Blender is the free open source 3D content creation suite, available for all major operating systems.

This latest release has come up with many new features & bug fixes. For detailed information on it's new features & bug fixes click here.

To download blender go to download page from here.


For more info visit blender.org.
I just tried this plugin & find it really interesting & cool.

Now waht can you do using this add-on:

You can customise some famouse sites like facebook , google etc... Stylish allows you to apply some really cool themes for such sites.You can even design your custom themes also. I thing every firefox user must try it once. :D

You can add this add-on to your firefox from here.

Few snapshots:



Firefox's new version Firefox 5 is released.

You can download firefox from here.

For Debian based linux systems like ubuntu you can update firefox version by firing following commands.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-mozilla-security/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

Enjoy.....!!!
What is cyberghost?
Following two paragraphs are in the words of cyberghost itself.


CyberGhost is an important tool for protecting your privacy. CyberGhost VPN replaces the externally visible IP address, which users have received from their provider when they dial up to connect to the Internet, with a CyberGhost VPN IP address. The CyberGhost user shares this IP address with a number of other users. This procedure ensures that the CyberGhost VPN IP address should not be assigned to one particular CyberGhost VPN user.

Communication between the CyberGhost VPN user's computer and the anonymization servers is also particularly well protected to prevent any eavesdropping on data transfers. This protection is set up in 2 steps when establishing the connection. 1024-bit SSL encryption is used when establishing the connection. In this case, a 128-bit AES key is negotiated, which is unique for each connection. The actual communication takes place via this AES key.



In short cyberghost is a very handy tool to stay anonymous on the web.

For more information related to CyberGhost you may visit it's official site from here.

CyberGhost 2011 is released & you can download it from here for free.
 
Hmm...

Today while surfing the web I find out a super coll site for Indian music lovers.

The site is musicindiaonline.com . If you are already knowing about this site then kindly ignore this post.

The site ot only provide bollywood songs but also provides regional music like punjabi, marathi ,gujarati etc....

You can also enjoy radio channels.

For above things no registration is required but if you register then you can also manage play-lists.:)


Just have a look at the site. It's really awesome. :D




Here I'm going to introduce one more free game. Previously I have introduces Savage 2.

Warzone 2100 is a strategic game. So if you are a big fan of "Age of empires" like games , you will definitely going to enjoy this one also.

I have already tested this game & it can beat age of empire 2 as far as graphics are concern. You can even rotate the map in every angle which you can't do even in age of empires 3.

I also salutes the space optimisation because the thing which these people are giving in just 54 MB is really awesome .So don't make any presumptions about the game depending upon its size.  
 
One more nice part of the game is that it is available for linux & mac also.

System requirements:

These are approximate.
  • At least 1 GHz CPU
  • At least 128 MB VRAM
  • OpenGL 1.4 (make sure you have the latest drivers installed)
  • At least 100 MB free RAM for the game
  • At least 100 MB HD space for the game, up to 600 MB extra for the standard videos
Operating system - one of:
  • Windows XP SP3 or higher
  • Mac OS X 10.4 or higher
  • Linux or BSD
  • You will most likely need the latest version of the drivers for your video card.
See ratings on Gamespot.com.

Download Page

For more information & discussion on the game you can visit official site of the game from here.
One more interesting experiment of Google labs. The Google talk GURU.  

Google Talk Guru is an experimental service that allows people to get information like sports results, weather forecasts, definitions etc via chat. It works on many popular chat applications that support Google Talk.

So if you want to get together with The GURU you just need to login into your chat client & send chat invitation to guru@googlelabs.com. So now you can find "guru" in your contact list. So start chat with guru & you can send chat queries to guru.

One example chat query is : weather ahmedabad

For more queries & other help visit official page of Google talk guru from here.




Who says that we can't play awesome games without promoting piracy????

Here i'm going to suggest you an awesome game which is totally free. As far as quality of game is concern , check it yourself from gamespot.com.




The best part of the game is that it is available for all three main platforms (linux,windows&mac).
So a linuxlover like me must try it.

I have started downloading the game.

For system requirements of the game click here.

I request you all that please read system requirements carefully before downloading the game. 
You can download this game from here.

For more information visit official site of game from here.

If you are fond of movies & having healthy internet bandwidth then no other place can be better than youtube to watch movie of your choice.


So why to wait? Start watching movies from here.

This post is only for blogger users.
I just want to mark your attention to blogger's feature of exporting & importing your blogger posts. You can export your blog to permanently store it on your drive as a backup & you can import exported posts in other blog.

This is how we can do this:

1) Go to setting tab.
2) Under setting tab you will find sub tab called "
basic". In this basic tab there are option available to export ,import or delete the blog. On clicking on export, you can download your blog'
s xml file.


Before writing anything about torrent I would like to thank one of my good friend (Mehul) because I have learned this from him. :D He is also following this blog so may be we'll get comment from him. :P

OK. Now coming to the point.
Required tool:
Almost any torrent client like utorrent will work. Here I have used utorrent. You can download it or free from here.

To make your own torrent file just follow these steps...

1) open utorrent client. From file menu choose "create new torrent" sub-menu.
2)It will come up with a dialogbox as shown in below screenshot:

Now in "select source" field browse and locate the file/folder which you want to add to your torrent file & click "add" button.

3) Now in the same dialog box you can see "trackers" text area.
Here you have to paste one or more trackers. If you are adding more than one tracker then separate them with one blank line. Here i'm giving list of some well known trackers.
http://nemesis.1337x.org/announce

http://genesis.1337x.org:1337/announce
http://exodus.1337x.org/announce
http://tracker.prq.to/announce
http://vip.tracker.thepiratebay.org/announce
http://tracker.publicbt.com/announce
http://tracker.publicbt.com:80/announce
http://tracker.openbittorrent.com:80/announce
http://inferno.demonoid.me:3415/announce
http://genesis.1337x.org:1337/announce
http://exodus.desync.com:6969/announce
http://inferno.demonoid.com:3391/announce
Remember that your torrent won't work without trackers.

4) Now after doing this you are ready to create your torrent file. Now click button "create & save as"
which will ask you to give your destination path where your created torrent will be stored. Process of creating torrent file will take some time.

Now you are ready with your created torrent file.


This torrent file will be very useful when you want to transfer large files which can not be attached to mail. In this case you can create a small sized torrent file of that large file and mail this torrent to the person whom you want to send large file. Now using this torrent he can download file from your PC.

Note: Make sure that you are seeding means keep newly created torrent open in your torrent client otherwise transfer will not work.


Here we go .....

Check out Kung-fu panda 2 persona having animated GIF from here........  It's

seriously so funny .......:D
Here is one more cool thing for those who loves ubuntu unity & also using android....

Today while surfing the web I just come to know that a cool dude named Joe Steiger who have created a cool unity skins for android. For more information & download you can visit Joe's site from here


This post is for google chrome lovers....

So if you are tired of using limited themes available at chrome theme store, here I would like to introduce a cool web application which will help you design your custom chrome themes. The only thing you need to do is select background images & colors as per you requirement & upload it to site. And finally download your theme from site. 

To start creating your themes go here.



Ubuntu again!!!!

All you ubuntu lover may be knowing that ubutnu 11.10 Alpha1 is already released on 2nd June. I'm really sorry for writing so late about this. But here I would like to draw your attention towards new features of our upcoming ubuntu Oneric Ocelot.

We will find following new features in 11.10....

GNOME 3: Yep Gnome is back again.... And GNOME 3 is really super cool...


GTK 3

LightDM : New login Manager

Unity with new improvements: Unity will also be there with bug fixes & new improvements.

Mozilla Thunderbird: Yeah .. There are full chances of mozilla replacing evolution but since evolution has released new version , may be they can continue with evolution also.

Déjà Dup: Ubuntu 11.10 will be having this user friendly backup application.

Linux Kernel 2.6.39 

Firefox 5: Firefox 5 Beta is released & by the time ubutnu 11.10 will release Firefox may have released stable 5. :D

 If you wants to test Ubuntu 11.10 Alpha1 then you can download it from here.

 

 
whaaaaaaaaat?
Yep using notepad as diary.

Have you ever think about it? If yes then very good.:) If no then also very good because now you may think.

Now coming to the point. Whatever I'm going to show is Notepad's feature used to create LOG files for softwares. But same feature we can also use to use it as diary.  HOW??? Follow these points.....


1) Open notepad & write following:
          .LOG
2) Save the file as diary.txt or any other name.
3) Open it again........:o :o

WOW..... you will get your diary ready with current date & time.:)





Talking about one of the most famous Google Doodle.....

Before two days Google has released an interesting Doodle on Les Paul's 96'th Birth date. It had become so famous that Google has kept it for two days because of public demand. This doodle has got permanent place here . So you can play this Doodle anytime you want. 

You can also record your tunes & play it later from the URL provided by Google.

This is what I have recorded. http://goo.gl/doodle/k9nuP 

Enjoy.....:)

  

Discussing about fight between two giants of the silicon valley....

Oracle originally filed the lawsuit against Google in August last year, alleging that the famous Android platform has explicitly copied elements of Oracle’s copyrighted Java API packages.

And the latest status of this case is that Oracle is demanding 50% share in income of Android from Google. :o :o

For more information read original article from here.

If you are not knowing Google's +1 button then here is it's meaning in google's words:The +1 button is shorthand for "this is pretty cool" or "you should check this out." 

So you may click +1 button to publicly give stamp of approval to something.

So you can help some site to improve page rank in Google.

To add this +1 button to your site you need to add following code to your site. 
<script src="https://apis.google.com/js/plusone.js" type="text/javascript">
</script>
<g:plusone></g:plusone>
You can also specify following parameters to customise button:
parameter name: count
values
true  (to make count visible)
false (to make count invisible)
Parameter name: size
values
standard
tall

like this:
<script src="https://apis.google.com/js/plusone.js" type="text/javascript">
</script>
<g:plusone count="false" size="tall"></g:plusone>

This is official video for +1 button released by Google:


For any queries or suggestions please leave a comment. :)



All you netizens who has home in more then one different cities (available at more than one social networks), this post will be definitely useful to you.:)

If you did not get previous sentence then forget it & concentrate here.....

In going to suggest some web applications to manage your different social accounts (like facebook,twitter etc.) from single place. 

These are several sites:

All these sites makes some limitations on number of accounts for free users. But all of them at least support 4 to 5 accounts & i think these many account are enough for common person. 

I'm using HootSuite out of these, no experience of others.

HootSuite is really cool. These are few useful features which I have pointed out:
  1. Tabbed  interface for accounts allows easy switching
  2. Select multiple accounts for singe message means no need to write same thing again for all accounts.
  3. Scheduling messages.
  4. HootSuite also supports LinkedIn , MySpace 

Also there are many desktop clients available for same purpose. Pidgin is one of the best.

Fill free to share your experience about remaining site. You can also suggest other tools for the same through comments. :)



First of all let me announce audience of this post. This post is only for bloggers. Sorry to others.:)

Now for all you bloggers, if you are already knowing Blogger in draft then leave reading this post because i'm going to share just basic.:) 

Now what is blogger in draft??? Blogger in draft is something like experiment area of blogger. Means before applying new changes to original blogger , blogger team make those changes available at "Blogger in draft" for testing & review purpose. It's analogous to Beta versions of softwares. :) 

So to use & test upcoming changes in blogger you can login into "blogger in draft". How??? Very very simple... instead of login from blogger.com you may login from draft.blogger.com . You are done. You will find few new features here which won't available at your blogger account. 

To stay updated with latest activities going on blogger in draft you may check the official blog of Blogger in Draft.


First of all let me clear what is KDE for those who have heard it first time. KDE is an desktop environment for linux based systems similar to GNOME & UNITY. I ubuntu 11.04 default desktop environment is UNITY.


Have installed KDE desktop environment on my Ubuntu 11.04 desktop & playing with it since last 2 days.:) :D It really super coooool. Using KDE you can continue with performance of linux and add even better appearance than windows 7 to your system.

So if you also wants to pertinence chill of KDE then you can do that by simply firing following two commands in your terminal.


sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install kde-standard

That's all you are done. Next time when your system will be booted you will KDE's cooool login screen.

But wait, to login using KDE environment click on button where you will find list of awailable environments from which you need to select "KDE plasma" & then login.
Initially you will not find any thing cooool but there are lots of cool widgets , themes ,wallpapers,desktop effect etc.... are available. So just play with the environment & you will gradually find it supper coool.

I have tested it on ubuntu 11.04 & working perfectly on my PC. You may try it on other versions on your risk & please share your experience using comments. :D

Today when I logged in my Blogger account I find something interesting on my Dashboard. What was that?

Yeah if you are a Blogger then you may b knowing i'm talking about Mobile compatible template for Blog.

Blogger has recently released Beta version of this service. Of course it's up to you whether you want to continue with the service or not.
So if you want to enable or disable this service then you can go to "Design->email & mobile" tab.

You can also preview how your blog will appear in mobile.

It looks like people are working hard at Twitter to stand high in competition. :D

Well this post is for the netizens of twitter. Twitter has recently released new feature which is single click follow button analogous to Facebook like button.

You must have seen "follow us on twitter" buttons previously on sites but that buttons are simply links which will redirect you to twitter pages & on that page you will find "follow" button. But this single click follow button will not redirect you to that twitter page you can start following from that site itself (of course you must be logged into your account for this).

So by adding this single click follow button to your site you can attract more followers on twitter. Also it shows count of followers.

Now to add this follow button you need to add following script to you site.

<a href="http://twitter.com/TWITTER_ID" class="twitter-follow-button">
Follow @TWITTER_ID</a>
<script src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" type="text/javascript">
</script>

Above script will show count of followers. So if you don't want to show count the use following script:
<a href="http://twitter.com/TWITTER_ID" class="twitter-follow-button"
data-show-count="false">Follow @TWITTER_ID</a>
<script src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" type="text/javascript">
</script>
Make sure you replace TWITTER_ID with your twitter id otherwise it won't work.

For more customisation you can visit official follow button page of twitter.

As we all mac is one of the most popular operating system. It is more famous for it's cooool look. But as far as performance & security is concern it can not defeat ubuntu or any other linux flavor. So if you wants ubuntu's performance & also wants to test cooool look of Mac then here is a way.

For that i'm going to introduce cooool theme which will give u look of Mac. What you need to do is follow these steps:

1) Download the Mac Theme package – named as : ‘Not Mac’ from here.

2) Now simply drag & drop the downloaded package in "Appearance -> Theme window" or you can manually locate the downloaded package by clicking install button in "Appearance Theme" window. You may get a message – like ‘Keep the Current Theme’ or ‘Apply New Theme’, so select second option to try now or you can select it any time from the theme tab under appearance settings.


That's it ....we are done....:)

Leave comments for any problem of suggestions....


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