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As a blogger, you should know how important it is for a website or blog to load as quickly as possible. One reason many people don’t notice is that while posting, we should make sure that the images we post are properly optimized and should be large in size otherwise, it will affect the loading time of the website. There are many tools available which can help users reduce image size but that may have a negative effect on the quality of the picture. To solve this issue, we came across an excellent utility, ResizeImage.

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ResizeImage is a useful online utility which helps users reduce images size and edit them online. To get started, simply browse the picture you want to resize and click on Upload Image button.

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Once the image is uploaded, it will present you with a number of editing options. If you are using Basic Resize option, you have 3 size options: Small, Medium and Large. Select any option you want and click on Save Changes button.

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You can manually resize the image as well by going to Advanced resize option in the left sidebar. There you can make sure that the height and width are proportional and just use your mouse to resize the image.

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If you just want to extract some portion of the image, you can do that by going to the crop option and select the area which you want to save.

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Once you are done with the changes, you can save and download the image to you computer or share it on different social networking websites including Twitter and Facebook.

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ResizeImage is an easy to use online tool to resize images without installing any third party software.

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Sony Ericsson has announced a new phone which would be known as Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo V. Sony Ericsson, yesterday, announced this phone and also announced that it has rolled out Android updates for the 2011 Xperia lineup. Now all the 2011 Xperia phones will have the opportunity of updating their Android operating system to version 2.3.4(Gingerbread).

This has made the Xperia users very happy who were waiting for the update announcement from quite a while. The announcement of a phone would just increase the excitement and take it to a better height. Sony Xperia neo V has many similar specs and features to its predecessor Xperia neo but definitely some improved and added features make this one better. Read on for the specs.

  • It comes with a LCD capacitive touch screen.
  • The size of the display screen is 3.7 inches with a resolution of 480 x 854 pixels.
  • GPRS, EDGE, 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v2.1 and USB v2.0 are available in the “Connectivity” section.
  • It comes with a 5 megapixels rear camera with touch focus, geo-tagging, face and smile detection, 3D sweep panorama, autofocus and LED flash. Video recording is available in 720p@30 frames per second. Secondary VGA camera is available as well.
  • It would have 320 MB internal memory which could be expanded to 32 GB using a microSD card. Plus, you would get 2 GB card free.
  • It runs on Android 2.3.4(Gingerbread).
  • It has a 1GHz Scorpion processor, Adreno 205 GPU, Qualcomm MSM8255 Snapdragon.
  • It has a 1500 mAh standard battery.
    Standby - Up to 430 hours (2G) / Up to 400 hours (3G)
    Talk time - Up to 6 hours 55 min (2G) / Up to 7 hours (3G)
    Music play – Up to 31 hours
  • It has a scratch-resistant surface which leads to more awesomeness.
  • This phone is expected to launch in the fourth quarter of 2011.
  • The price hasn’t been revealed yet but would be revealed by the end of September.

So, this phone looks quite promising and I am looking forward to its release. The list of countries where this phone would be released in the beginning times of its launch aren’t revealed right now but soon, all will be revealed and answered.

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Yesterday, Samsung had launched 4 new Galaxy series phones. To make sure that the readers can know about the features and specs in detail and at the same time don’t feel that the post is too long, I decided to diving this article in two parts. You can read the first one by clicking this bold text. In the first part I told you about Samsung Galaxy W I8150 and Samsung Galaxy Y Pro B5510.

In this second part I would tell you about the other two phones which were launched by Samsung – Samsung Galaxy Y S5360 and Samsung Galaxy M Pro B7800. Before I begin, let me tell you, if you haven’t read the first part and don’t know about the name-scheme, you better read the first part by the link given above. If you want to skip to the specifications of the two phones, read on.

Samsung Galaxy Y S5360

  • It comes with a TFT capacitive touch screen.
  • The size of the display screen is 3 inches with a resolution of 240 x 320 pixels.
  • The internal memory isn’t revealed yet but it can support a maximum of 32 GB using a microSD card.
  • GPRS, EDGE, 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v3.0 and USB v2.0 are available in the “Connectivity” section.
  • It comes with a 2 megapixels camera with geo-tagging. Normal video recording is available and no secondary camera.
  • It runs on Android 2.3(Gingerbread).
  • It has a 883 Mhz processor which you would be most likely to see in Galaxy “Y” phones.
  • It has a 1200 mAh standard battery.
  • Expected launch of this phone is in the fourth quarter of 2011.

Samsung Galaxy M Pro B7800

  • It comes with a TFT capacitive touch screen.
  • The size of the display screen is 2.66 inches with a resolution of 480 x 320 pixels.
  • The internal memory isn’t revealed yet but it can support a maximum of 32 GB using a microSD card.
  • GPRS, EDGE, 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v3.0 and USB v2.0 are available in the “Connectivity” section.
  • It comes with a 5 megapixels camera with autofocus, LED flash, geo-tagging and face detection. Video recording is available and a VGA secondary camera is available as well.
  • It runs on Android 2.3(Gingerbread).
  • It comes with a 1 Ghz processor which would make this phone more faster and smoother.
  • It has a 1350 mAh standard battery.
  • Expected launch of this phone is in the fourth quarter of 2011.

And with that the specifications come to its end. Share your views and opinions in the comments.

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The Smartphone OS scene is seeing a real slugfest at the moment with each OS trying to go one up on the other. With Symbian dying a slow death and WP7 still a relatively new entrant, the battle is clearly between Android from Google and the iOS from Apple. Both platforms have generated their maker’s impressive profits and market share. Here we look at the pros and cons of both ecosystems.

 

Android

Pros: Android is miles ahead of other OSes when it comes to multitasking ability. It’s a true blue multitasker’s delight. The notification system on Android is also the best of the lot. This comprises emails, updates from social networking sites and even various widgets. Applications or Apps, as they are better known, are vital to the success of an OS. The Android market for Apps is growing at a faster rate than even Apple’s, which has been the king so far in Apps section. Also no other OS has better social networking integration than Android, not to mention the freedom it gives the user in choosing suitable hardware.

Cons: The OS certainly isn’t the best optimized one around and it shows in the poor battery performance. So even though the batteries are getting larger, running time is not. Not everybody is comfortable with being asked to stick to Google when using their phone which is exactly what Android does. A user needs a Google account to use. Android is not even a decade old and we already have close to half a dozen versions of it, too much fragmentation one has to say. Desktop syncing is virtually absent here and the less said about carrier skins, the better.

iOS

Pros: iOS is hard to beat when it comes to media playing abilities, it is certainly better than Android. Although Android Apps are catching up at a faster rate, Apple Apps are still way ahead in terms of quality and quantity; at last count iOS users had a choice of more than 200,000 Apps. iOS has one of the best UIs around and it gets updates way faster than other platforms. Gap between development and release is minimal. Apple has incorporated desktop syncing in iOS and this is a big plus over Android.

Cons: The Apps store has been a success for Apple, no doubt. But it seems it will generate the developer’s ire sooner than later with its penchant for rejecting new Apps without giving any valid reasons. Android soundly beats iOS when it comes to the notification system; in fact no other OS can hold a candle to Android in that department at the moment. Another con has to be compulsion of using iTunes to sync any files to the phone. Apple had publicly rebuffed Adobe’s Flash support for iOS and general consensus is that it was not the best idea.

So, there you have it, a broad look at the pros and cons of both Android and iOS. There might be many agreements and disagreements but for someone who is confused between the two, the above might help make a clear decision.

This is a guest post by Dave who works for Invesp. If you would like to write for CallingAllGeeks, Check our guest posting guidelines.

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And here I was waiting for the iPhone 5 to be announced! Shocking news hits the world today, Apple’s CEO and one of the most powerful men in the world, Steve Jobs, has resigned from the company. The man who got Apple Inc. back on it’s feet during it’s dark days and has a major role in making it a very successful and one of the top companies in the world, even more wealthier than the US government for heaven’s sake.

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Steve Jobs has decided to resign from his post as CEO and let acting-CEO Tim Cooks to take over as permanent CEO. He has posted his resignation letter to Apple’s Board of Directors asking to make Tim Cooks as the CEO of the company, whereas he’ll still be around as the company board’s Chairman.

If you remember, it was Mr.Jobs who turned around the the falling Apple Inc. and made it in to something else, with a basket full of successful products and softwares like Macintosh, iMac, iPod, iPhone, Macbook and iPads. He’s known to have been one of the most influential people in the world and the world looks up to him when it comes to innovation, creativity and leadership. However, it’s not like he’s dying or quitting Apple. He’ll still be watching over the company from his Chairman seat and still ordering his team to take the company ahead.

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He’s had some issues with his health as well and is known to take lots of medical leaves for operations such as Liver transplant. He was also diagnosed for Pancreatic cancer, which was later treated. This news surely doesn’t mean that something has gone wrong with his health as he has clearly stated that he will be watching over the most valuable company in the world.

Below is his complete resignation letter as posted on Apple blog;

CUPERTINO, Calif.—(BUSINESS WIRE)— To the Apple Board of Directors and the Apple Community:

I have always said if there ever came a day when I could no longer meet my duties and expectations as Apple’s CEO, I would be the first to let you know. Unfortunately, that day has come.

I hereby resign as CEO of Apple. I would like to serve, if the Board sees fit, as Chairman of the Board, director and Apple employee.

As far as my successor goes, I strongly recommend that we execute our succession plan and name Tim Cook as CEO of Apple.

I believe Apple’s brightest and most innovative days are ahead of it. And I look forward to watching and contributing to its success in a new role.

I have made some of the best friends of my life at Apple, and I thank you all for the many years of being able to work alongside you.

Steve

He has and will remain a great icon and idol in the tech industry, transforming the way we use technology, it’s application and much more. We wish best of luck to him and his life ahead. We also hope the iPhone 5 will be released soon and won’t face any delays due to this!!

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Nokia had put up a teaser on their Facebook fan page that mentioned about trying something new. A banner was put up with the words “It’s time to try something new” etched across. And we almost already knew that the new Symbian Belle will be the something new that we should all be trying. Turns out, we were absolutely right.

Symbian Belle, the successor to Anna, was announced by Nokia few hours ago along with three spanking new 1GHz touchscreen phones to give us more new things to try out. The new Belle OS will be bundled with these phones only at the moment and they’ll be available by this year end. New announced phones include the Nokia 700, Nokia 701 and Nokia 600, all of whom have a 1GHz processor and NFC chips pushed deep in to their core.

Symbian Belle Phones

All the new phones have got cute names too, and are called Zeta(700), Helen(701) and Cindy(600). Symbian Belle brings three more customizable home screens, new live widgets, the Android like Notification tray and of course NFC Sharing and pairing, which I believe is something really cool. You can connect to certain Nokia accessories such as headsets via this NFC feature with just a tap. Anyways let’s talk about the phones now, and start with Nokia Zeta(700), but before that, watch Symbian Belle in action right after the break.

Nokia Zeta 700

Nokia 700

The Zeta has been called the world’s smallest touchscreen phone, weighing only 96grams with 9.7mm at it’s thickest. That is quite thin and small. Well, being the smallest doesn’t make it any less powerful than any present smartphone. It has a 1GHz powerhouse, 512mb of RAM, 2GB of internal storage, 5 megapixel camera with LED flash, a 3.2 AMOLED ClearBlack display and NFC. That makes it quite a good phone with good features and awesome portability.

Nokia Helen 701

Nokia 701

This phone’s known as the world’s brightest phone, because of it’s display, which is 3.5 inches of IPS display with ClearBlack AMOLED tech. I have no idea why that makes it the world’s brightest phone, but since Nokia says so, let’s go along with that for now. Helen has the same 1GHz processor as all the other models, but also packs a better 8 megapixel camera with dual LED flash and 8GB of internal storage.

Nokia Cindy 600

Nokia 600

This is the cheapest of the trio and Nokia’s loudest device ever at 106 phons. Yup, so this one’s like those music phones from Nokia, which you can use to listen to music all day long(say about 12-15 hours). Cindy also comes with a 1GHz processor, 2GB of internal storage, a 5 megapixel camera with LED flash and NFC support. It also has an in-built FM antenna, so the connecting of headphones to listen to the Radio is eliminated.

Overall, all the three phones look good and perform as well. The Nokia Zeta 700 is expected to be priced around $400, the Nokia Helen 701 at around $ 420 and the cheap yet powerful Nokia Cindy 600 at $ 260 when they’ll be released later this year.

You can learn more about Symbian Belle, watch some more demos and also learn about the phones in detail at Nokia.

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Recently, Samsung had announced its name-scheme for its Galaxy series. Four types were decided – R for Royal, W for Wonder, M for Magical and Y for Young-Minded. The first 4 phones based on this name-scheme have been announced by Samsung yesterday.

One Wonder-class, one Magical-class and two Young-Minded class phones were announced. To make sure that the specs are given in good detail and not to make the post longer, I decided to make this post a two-part post. The first, this one, would tell you about Samsung Galaxy W I8150 and Samsung Galaxy Y Pro B5510. Read on for the specifications and features.

Samsung Galaxy W I8150

  • It comes with a capacitive touch screen.
  • The size of the display screen in 3.7 inches with a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels.
  • The internal memory isn’t revealed yet but it can support a maximum of 32 GB using a microSD card.
  • GPRS, EDGE, 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v3.0 and USB v2.0 are available in the “Connectivity” section.
  • It comes with a 5 megapixels camera with autofocus, LED flash, geo-tagging and face detection. Video recording is available. Secondary VGA front-facing camera is also available for video-calling.
  • It runs on Android 2.3(Gingerbread).
  • It has a 1.4 Ghz processor which will make using this phone as smoother as possible.
  • It has a 1500 mAh standard battery.
  • Expected launch of this phone is by the end of 2011.

Samsung Galaxy Y Pro B5510

  • It comes with a TFT capacitive touch screen.
  • The size of the display screen is 2.6 inches with a resolution of 320 x 240 pixels.
  • The internal memory isn’t revealed yet but it can support a maximum of 32 GB using a microSD card.
  • GPRS, EDGE, 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v3.0 and USB v2.0 are available in the “Connectivity” section.
  • It comes with a 3.15 megapixels camera with geo-tagging and face detection. Normal video recording is available but no secondary camera is offered.
  • It runs on Android 2.3(Gingerbread).
  • It has a 883 Mhz processor which is fine for such a phone.
  • It has a 1200 mAh standard battery.
  • Expected launch of this phone is in the fourth quarter of 2011.

With that ends the first part of the two posts series. Do read the next part in the series to know about the next two phones – Samsung Galaxy M Pro B7800 and Samsung Galaxy Y S5360.

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cloudcontactforms-1Creating contact forms can be a bit of hassle especially when you don’t have any coding knowledge. These days, many people are using WordPress which brings plugins support but there are times when you need to create different forms manually. And for that coding knowledge is a must. To solve this problem, you should check out Cloud Contact Forms.

Cloud Contact Forms is an excellent online tool which helps users create professional contact forms for their websites, blogs etc without any coding knowledge. To get started, you have to sign up for a free account which hardly takes 2 minutes. Fill out some simple details, activate your account and you are good to go.

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After registration, login to your account in Cloud Contact Form and you will be presented with a nice and simple dashboard. There you will see a New Contact Form button, move you cursor over it and select the type of form you want to create. We used “New Contact Form” for this article.

Once you click on New Contact Form, a small box will popup which will ask you to fill out the required details and information you would like to ask in your contact form like your name, email, message etc. You can even customize the color scheme of the contact form to suit your website or blog’s design. It will even give you a quick preview of how your form will look like with the settings and color combinations you selected.

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After creating the form, it will give you different option which can be used to insert the contact form to your blog or website.

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One good thing about Cloud Contact Forms is that it will save all the responses online so that users can access them anywhere and download them whenever they want. You can also add captcha to your forms to protect users from spam.

With Free account, you can create only but if you like the service and want to use it to create more than one form, you can sign up for paid plans as well which start from $4.95 per month.

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RIM unveiled 3 new models of the Blackberry Curve yesterday and all of them run on the new Blackberry 7 OS, which has quite a lot of new features. The company hasn’t been doing well in terms of sales or users, the number has been decreasing from some time, as Android and iOS are growing rapidly. However, RIM wants to come back in to the game and with the launch of 3 new Curve models, they just might have some better luck.

The new Blackberry Curve models launched include the 9370, 9360 and 9350 all of whom look strikingly similar. There isn’t much difference between the three models, just some hardware and Network variations. The new Curves are among the slimmest Blackberry’s available similar to the recently launched 9930 and 9900 Bold variants. The Curve 9370 is a dual-mode GSM/CDMA device, the Curve 9360 is a GSM only variant whereas the 9350 is a CDMA device. All the phones also weigh about 99grams, making them really light too.

Mike Lazaridis, President and Co-CEO of RIM stated in the Press Release;

“These new models will build on the incredible success of the BlackBerry Curve line and further expand the largest global launch of BlackBerry smartphones in our history”. “The new BlackBerry Curve smartphones are absolutely stunning and offer a significant performance upgrade with an unmatched mobile social experience for the millions of feature phone users in the market as well as our existing Curve customers.”

Specifications and Features of the New BlackBerry Curve 9370, 9360 and 9350

Since all three of them share similar hardware and design, the specifications and features remain the following;

  • 2.4 inch HVGA display, no touchscreen however.
  • 800 MHz CPU on all three devices
  • 512 MB of RAM
  • 512 MB Internal storage on Curve 9360 and 9350, 1GB on Curve 9370 expandable up to 32 GB
  • 5 Megapixel Camera with Flash and Video recording
  • NFC technology
  • BlackBerry 7 OS
  • GPS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and all the basic requirements are present.
The BlackBerry Curve will be available on Canadian Carriers later this month, but will be available around the world in September. Now word yet on pricing, but don’t expect it to be cheap. Slim beauties come at a price.
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Another leak has hit the internet. This time, it’s not just a single leaked phone, there are 10 leaked phones. Thanks to AT&T 10 devices from different brands have been leaked to form a roadmap of quarter 4 of 2011. Recently, Samsung’s roadmap was also leaked and this is quite sure that AT&T hasn’t learnt from that leak. The leak consists of two Windows Phone 7.5 devices, two Blackberry 7 devices and six Android 2.3(Gingerbread) devices. So, Android seems to be at the highest position in numbers. The phones came with a little information about their specifications so people can know something about these devices. All of them are fine in specs and I am looking forward for the Windows Phone 7.5 devices. Read on for more information.

Android Gingerbread Phones

1. Pantech Nuli P9060

  • Operating System – Android 2.3
  • Resolution – 800 x 600 pixels
  • RAM – 512 MB
  • Camera – 5 megapixels rear camera
  • Battery – Not available
  • Expected Release – Quarter 4 of 2011

2. Samsung Singa Kupua SGH i777

  • Operating System – Android 2.3
  • Resolution – 800 x 480 pixels
  • RAM – 1 GB
  • Camera – 8 megapixels rear camera
  • Battery – 1500 mAh
  • Expected Release – September 2011

3. Huawei Jengu U8652

  • Operating System – Android 2.3
  • Resolution – 480 x 320 pixels
  • RAM – 256 MB
  • Camera – 3 megapixels rear camera
  • Battery – 1400 mAh
  • Expected Release – Quarter 4 of 2011

4. Motorola Fuath MB865

  • Operating System – Android 2.3
  • Resolution – 960 x 540 pixels
  • RAM – 1 GB
  • Camera – 8 megapixels rear camera
  • Battery – 1785 mAh
  • Expected Release – Quarter 4 of 2011

5. Pantech Onza P7050

  • Operating System – Android 2.3
  • Resolution – 800 x 480 pixels
  • RAM – 512 MB
  • Camera – 3 megapixels rear camera
  • Battery – Not available
  • Expected Release – Quarter 4 of 2011

6. Samsung Gidim GDH i927

  • Operating System – Android 2.3
  • Resolution – 800 x 480 pixels
  • RAM – 1 GB
  • Camera – 8 megapixels rear camera
  • Battery – 1650 mAh
  • Expected Release – September 2011

Blackberry 7 Phones

1. Blackberry Danava 9860

  • Operating System – Blackberry 7
  • Resolution – 800 x 480 pixels
  • RAM – 768 MB
  • Camera – 5 megapixels rear camera
  • Battery – 1230 mAh
  • Expected Release – Quarter 4 of 2011

2. Blackberry Maero 9360

  • Operating System – Blackberry 7
  • Resolution – 480 x 360 pixels
  • RAM – 512 MB
  • Camera – 5 megapixels rear camera
  • Battery – 1000 mAh
  • Expected Release – Quarter 4 of 2011

Windows Phone 7.5 Phones

1. Samsung Kupua SGH – i937

  • Operating System – Windows Phone 7.5
  • Resolution – 800 x 480 pixels
  • RAM – 512 MB
  • Camera – 8 megapixels rear camera
  • Battery – 1650 mAh
  • Expected Release – Quarter 4 of 2011

2. HTC Bunyip PI39100

  • Operating System – Windows Phone 7.5
  • Resolution – 800 x 480
  • RAM – 512 MB
  • Camera – 8 megapixels rear camera
  • Battery – 1600 mAh
  • Expected Release – Quarter 4 of 2011

This leak seems quite interesting, especially with the WP 7.5 and BB 7 phones. I am waiting for the 4th quarter because it seems to be full of excitement and awesomeness.

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