Use Your TV to Browse Internet with Vodafone Webbox Keyboard

Vodafone unveiled something really interesting at the Mobile World Congress that will definitely change the way TV’s are used and make the ‘ Idiot Box’ look smart. So if you’re one of those who like to sit and watch TV the whole day and also are addicted to Facebook or the Internet, then here’s your chance to do all of that with the Vodafone Webbox.

The Vodofane Webbox is an Internet device that connects directly to that Idiot Box (TV) via standard RCA connectors and lets you enjoy Internet, Radio, Games, various applications and even Music. The Webbox is a plug and play QWERTY keyboard that requires a SIM to directly access the Internet, but a 3G SIM cannot be used. So that’s a downside, but soon a 3G version will be out so no need to worry.

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Once connected to your TV, you will be able to browse the Internet with the pre-installed Opera Mini 5.1 browser, view and send e-mail, SMS and listen to music via Radio or the built in music player and also view photos. The user interface is very simple and as it runs on Android 2.1 Eclair and also incorporates some Android apps such as Calculator, notes, calendar, Youtube and few more. This was designed to help people who can’t afford to buy a laptop/desktop and is quite affordable.Watch the demonstration video after the break.

Patrick Chomet, Vodafone’s Group Director of Terminals stated;

The Webbox is a simple yet very innovative product. It has the potential to make a powerful difference in the lives of people in emerging markets who have limited access to the internet, but where TV penetration is typically very high. The simplicity of the product is striking – it brings the internet to the TV, be that at home for the family, in schools for education or in small businesses to assist local economic growth.”

The Vodafone Webbox will be available at Vodashops and Vodacom outlets for a price tag of about $100 and will soon start shipping to Ghana, Kenya, India and Turkey. It’s already been launched in South Africa and the Webbox comes with a 2GB card and 100mb of free web traffic. For more information visit Vodafone’s website.

Make Free VOIP Calls to Facebook Friends with Facebook Messenger for iOS Devices

With App store getting flooded by Skype like Apps it is sometimes very hard to choose an app that will fulfill your need for VOIP based calling. If you are a Facebook fan and wondering that how can you call your Facebook friends over VOIP then Facebook Messenger is the right app for you.

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Facebook Messenger is a brand new iOS based application that allows you to call your Facebook friends free of cost. The application allow users to send instant messages to your Facebook friends through Facebook chat or send pictures or view their walls.

Facebook Messenger main features are:

  • Chat with your Facebook friends from your iDevice
  • A very easy to use and Friendly features
  • Apple Push notifications updated regularly
  • Easily send photos from your iPhone camera roll
  • Message history of all the Facebook chats
  • Ability to view friends wall without ever leaving the app

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Facebook Messenger uses a third party website to make video calls to any of your friends. On the whole, app is well designed and even looks great in the use. For more information you can visit the developers website, Facebook Messenger app can be downloaded from Apple App store for $2.99.

Toshiba Introduces Toshiba Satellite Pro Laptops

Toshiba is known for it’s quality making computer’s and electronics. Toshiba has come up with it’s latest Satellite Pro laptop series. Toshiba Satellite Pro Series have the Intel and AMD chips and have the touch- sensitive buttons.  It also provides High Definition screen which enhances your viewing experience. The different models under satellite pro are:-

Toshiba Satellite Pro L670 EZ1711

Satellite Pro L670 – EZ 1711

  • Intel coretm i3 – 370M processor
  • Window 7 Professional
  • 17.3- inch screen
  • 500GB HDD with 5400 RPM
  • Intel Integrated Graphics
  • 4GB DDR3
  • Bluetooth
  • Webcam and Mic
  • USB Combo Port

Satellite Pro L670 – EZ 1712

  • Intel CoreTM i3- 380M Processor
  • Windonw 7 Professional
  • 17.3 – Inch screen
  • 4GB DDR3 RAM
  • 500GB HDD with 5400 RPM
  • Intel Integrated Graphics
  • USB Combo Port
  • Bluetooth
  • Webcam and Mic

Toshiba Satellite Pro L670 EZ1710

Satellite Pro L670-EZ1710

  • Intel CoreTM i3-350 Processor
  • Genuine Window 7 Professional with Window XP Professional Downgrade
  • 500GB HDD with 5400 RPM
  • Intel Integrated Graphics
  • Bluetooth
  • USB Combo Port
  • Webcam and Mic

Price Ranges for these Toshiba satellite laptops are expected to range from Rs. 18000 to Rs. 25000 which are cheaper as compare to other laptops being offered with same specs in Indian market.

Review: Desktop Curtain for Mac

Whether you are a blogger or a developer or a teacher, if you do take a lot of screenshots on your Mac you will really like this small tool called Desktop Curtain which will provide a clean clutter free background for your screenshots. Why take the trouble of moving all your desktop icons away when you have Desktop Curtain. App review after the break.

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AllMyApps Download and Install Multiple Software’s

Allmyapps is one of those software for geeks who reinstall their OS after every couple of days. Reasons, could be many but installing multiple software one by one is a headache. Allmyapps download and install multiple software’s on your windows OS without any interruption.
I always dread reinstalling Windows on my machine. I dread it because after the OS installs, I have to spend a lot of time individually downloading and installing my favorite software back to my computer. I wish there was a tool that would automatically download and install my applications for me.

With “AllMyApps” it seems that my wish has finally been granted.

AllMyApps Download

AllMyApps is an installable program for Windows that helps out when you have to download and install multiple programs. You start by signing up for the “AllMyApps” service online and then downloading the program’s 6MB setup file. When you run the program, you start by logging in to your created “AllMyApps” account.

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How to use AllMyApps?

When signed in, you can search for numerous programs right there from AllMyApps. All you have to do is type in a program’s name and “AllMyApps” finds it. Your program shows up as a small thumbnail image with the “Install” button next to it.

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You can either find your applications using the above mentioned keywords search method or by browsing the categories that are displayed on the left pane.

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Click on the “Install” button for the programs you want installed. This action will get “AllMyApps” to automatically download and install your selected programs with their default settings and without any user-prompts.

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To keep a track of your favorite programs you can store a list of them in your “AllMyApps” accounts. The next time you want the programs installed you can do so simply through the list instead of searching for the programs individually.

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AllMyApps has saved me countless minutes while reinstalling my programs. I am sure it will be as helpful to you as it was to me.

Get AllMyApps from http://allmyapps.com/

Tastebuds: Find People With Same Musical Taste

Music fans look for similar tastes in music when finding a partner to have a relationship with. But meeting people and then finding their musical interests can be a long trial-and-error process: just imagine how many potential partners you would have to go through before you finally found somebody who liked the same bands as you.

But thanks to a web service called “Tastebuds” you can search starting backwards: choose a partner after you get a list of people with similar musical tastes.

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Tastebuds is a free to use website that helps singles find other singles through similar taste in music. You start by telling the site your favorite bands and musical artists. Then you specify your gender and the gender of the partner you are looking for. Finally you select the country you want your partner in and click on the “Let’s Go” button.

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Your potential partners are found and their images displayed as thumbnails. With each thumbnail you can see the partner’s location and age. Through a letter icon next to each image you can contact the partner but before this step, remember to create an account on the website.

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Your search results can be filtered using the left pane that lets you specify the age range and location of your partner.

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A useful website with an important purpose, Tastebuds comes as a blessing to all single music lovers.

Visit Tastebuds @ http://tastebuds.fm/

Retouch & Edit Your Photos With an Ease Using Amazifier

There are loads of Photo editing tools available on the internet that offer users multitude of features to edit and retouch the photos easily. But recently I came across an amazing photo editing utility that I thought I must share with the readers.

Amazifier Lite is the name of this photo editing tool and developers of this software claim it to be an easy to use image editor with various features to re-touch or edit photos of any format.Using Amazifier Lite, users can directly import their pictures from Flickr, Facebook and Picassa, edit them using simple tools and upload them again to any of the supported online services from within the software. The interface of Amazifier is kept simple and self explanatory, you will be able to explore various kind of basic photo editing and re-touching tools that you might need while tweaking your photos.

Amazifier Lite User Interface

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On the main interface of Amazifier users can find their images either by initiating a web search, import pictures from Picassa or Flickr or login to Facebook to get pictures from image gallery. Once all the photos are selected from any of the above mentioned sources a separate window will open that will display the current image that you can edit.

All the various kind of image effects and editing tools are grouped into various categories like Frames, Effects, Stickers, Text & Seals and Drawing on the left side of user interface. Furthermore, each of the categories contains its own inherent set of features that enables you to edit selected picture as per your requirement.Below the Photo that is opened for editing, basic publishing and image manipulation tools are shown, these tools include categories like upload image to Picassa-Flickr-Facebook, Zoom In/Out, Crop Resize, Print, Rotate and Exposure.

Amazifier also provides some cool printing options, you can use your edited images to print calendars and event cards.

Amazifier Image TouchUp tools

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The TouchUp category offers numerous face touching effects like remove red eye, face Whitening and changing of hair color etc. Well do keep in mind that some of the editing tools require an upgrade to Premium version of the software. But I think that tools and features available in Lite version are pretty sufficient to do basic editing. Amazifier Lite supports all the versions of Windows including XP/Vista/7.

Nokia E72 Specifications and Features

Nokia E72 is a great quality QWERTY keypad mobile with a high price. It has an internal memory of 250 MB which is upgradeable up to 16 GB using a microSD card. It has GPRS, EDGE, 3G, WLAN, Bluetooth and USB v2.0. This mobile has a 5 mega pixel camera with auto focus and LED flash. It also has a secondary VGA camera for video calling. It uses Symbian OS v9.3. It has a stereo FM radio with RDS. This mobile has a resolution of 320×240 pixels and a display of 2.36 inches.

It has a standby time of 480 hours(2G) / 576 hours(3G) and a talk time of 12 hours 30 minutes(2G) / 6 hours(3G). It has Five-way scroll key, Accelerometer sensor and an optical track pad. The battery this mobile uses is Li-Po 1500 mAh. It is available in 5 colors- White, Zodium Black, Topaz Brown, Amethyst Purple and Metal Gray.

Now, let me summarize the above.

1. QWERTY keypad.
2. Internal memory of 250 MB, expandable up to 16 GB using a microSD card.
3. GPRS, EDGE, 3G, WLAN, Bluetooth and USB v2.0.
4. 5 mega pixel camera with auto focus and LED flash. Secondary VGA camera is also available for video chatting.
5. Symbian OS v9.3
6. Stereo FM radio with RDS
7. Resolution of 320 x 240 and a display of 2.36 inches.
8. Uses Li-Po 1500 mAh with standby time of 480 hours(2G) / 576 hours(3G) and a talk time of 12 hours 30 minutes(2G) / 6 hours(3G)
9. Five-way scroll key, accelerometer sensor and an optical track pad.
10. Available in 5 colors- White, Zodium Black, Topaz Brown, Amethyst Purple and Metal Gray.

The price of this Nokia E72 is around Rs. 16,600.

The price is high but the features of Nokia E72 are great too, so what is your view about Nokia E72, are you planning to buy it?

5 Tips to Consider While Purchasing a Mobile Phone

With the invention of new technologies, everybody wants to use and experience these technologies. Mobile Phones are one of the fastest growing  market these days . Here I am sharing some helpful  tips that you must take care while purchasing a mobile:

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Choose Mobile Phone

Configuration Matters the Most

First and foremost thing is mobile’s configuration. Configuration is what matter over the style. Ofcourse features are only aspect which will lead your relationship with your phone, otherwise you will surely get bored of same phone within a few months. Keep this in mind that what functions does it support, can you run those application or software that you want on it? Its always a good practice to make the list of features which you want on your phone and then go for it.

Price /Budget

The second thing is your budget/price of phone  I consider it as second because first priority is the features and they are comparable to the price. If you are going to a mobile shop without fixing a budget in mind is like going to give an exam without preparation. You must decide a affordable price in mind.

Sensitivity and size

The next most important factor is sensitivity, which is applicable for Touchscreen Phones. If the touchscreen sensitivity is good than it is worth buying it otherwise leave it and buy a simple phone.

Check how quickly it response to your touches and do check how to switch off the screen when not using it because many times people accidentally do things on their touchscreen  just because they forgot to switch It off so just check out the screen switch off mechanism. With the sensitivity being a part, size also matter a lot, usually touchscreen have a bigger size as compare to the others phones else you will find it difficult to run your finger on it .

Memory

You should always care for the phone’s memory size how much internal and external memory it supports. Internal Memory of the phone matters a lot because it will effect your phone’s multi-tasking features and Internet speed.

Battery

Battery life of the phone is most important point while purchasing a Phone, Always look for a phone which must have long battery backup and helps you in enjoying your phone for long.

I am sure these tips will make your decision easy. Do share your views with us.