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Blackberry recently launched its 3rd model in the Bold series after the Blackberry Bold 1 and Bold 2. This phone is also an excellent phone if you are a blackberry lover. This phone costs around INR-25,500 in India. It has a 5mp camera which gives you the best quality pictures and videos. This phone has a 2GB memory card included in the case which can be modified upto 32 Gb.This phone has a 2.44 inches display and provide a resolution 360×480 Pixels.
Size -109 x 60 x 14 mm.
White and Black color available.
15oo mah Li-Ion battery.
Talk time of upto 5.5 hours.
Dimensions and Display
Has a 2.44 inches display.
Color – TFT Screen with 65K colors.
Full Qwerty keypad with Touch sensitive optical trackball.
This Blackberry phone has a 624 MHz processor which makes this phone fast and unique.It allows push mail, instant messaging and all the features for you if you are a social geek. Also has a standard 3.5mm jack for audio capability.
BlackBerry Bold 3-9780 definitely seems to be a good buy at this price.
Does your computer take ages to boot? If yes than mostly the reason is boot-up apps, the apps that opens when you open your computer. You can easily disable these apps so that your computer may not take useless time in opening these apps. Here I am going you tell you how to add and remove startup apps in Windows.
Adding Custom Startup Apps
If you want to automatically open any app custom on your PC then this trick will work for you. You will be thinking what kind of app you will like to be opened at startup as all the necessary apps like AntiVirus, Dropbox etc automatically startups at bootup. Well this depends upon your usage like I love web-browsing so I have kept Google Chrome as a startup app, if you are a music lover you might keep iTunes as a startup app or Photoshop if you are a photographer.
To add a startup app, simply open Startup folder and copy the application shortcut in the folder.
Where to find Startup folder? Location of Startup folder depends upon your Windows. In Windows 7/Vista, open Start Menu, click on All Programs , Scroll down and you will find the startup folder.
In Windows XP, the folder is somewhere here => C: ► Documents and Settings ► (user) ► Start Menu ► Programs ► Startup.
Enabling And Disabling Startup Apps using Ccleaner
To enable or disable a startup app, download and install a small yet powerful app called CCleaner from here. This app has many useful features like removing temporary files, registry cleaner etc but we will focus on how to manage startup apps.
After installing CCleaner, open it and go to tools => Startup and choose the programs which you will like to open at startup. Simply double click the program to enable/disable it.
Remember that disabling/enabling any app won’t delete the app from from its location and you can anytime enable/disable it again.
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iPhone Explorer is an iPhone browser for Mac & PC that lets you browse the files and folders on your iPhone like a normal USB flash drive or pen drive. It lets you use an iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad as if it were in disk mode or a flash drive.
You can use the easy drag-and-drop methods to add or remove files and folders from the iPhone. It is compatible with all iPhones and iPod Touches including the new iPhone 5 and iOS 6 firmware.It requires iTunes to be installed on your machine before you could use it. This application is really very useful if you are using any of these Apple Devices.
Highlights of iPhone Explorer
iPhone Explorer is 100% free, fully functional and does not have any subscription or other limitations.
Works on both Mac and Windows
iPhone Explorer works on Mac OSX 10.5 and OSX 10.6, and it’ll run on Windows XP, Vista or 7. It works with both 32 and 64 bit systems.
Works with or without Jailbreaking
iPhone Explorer does not requires you to jailbreak your device since it hacks into your iPhone. It has ways to control the iPhone even better than iTunes, and the best part is, all you need to do is plug any iPhone, iTouch or iPad into the computer and start browsing your files and folder with its intuitive drag and drop interface.
Features of iPhone Explorer
Modify files & folders on iPhone
USB iPhone Disk Mode (Use an iPhone as a Thumb or Pen Drive)
Preview Files before Transferring
Works with all Apple Devices
View Pictures and Photos
Very Small Footprint
Access to Email, SMS, Voicemail and Address Book
Drag and Drop Interface
Mac OSX 10.5, 10.6 or later
A USB Connector for the iPod device
Windows 7, Windows Vista or Windows XP
iTunes 9 or later
A USB Connector for the iPod device
iPad (all generations)
iPhone (all generations)
iPod Touch (all generations)
Download iPhone Explorer
You can download the iPhone Explorer from their official website. The download links for both PC and Mac OS are given below:
So are you a Windows user? Does your system hangs most of times? Well this is what happens with me. And I believe that maybe happening with most of you. Most of the times, Windows programs goes unresponsive but with a simple and quick trick you can close any crashed app within seconds.
1) When a program gets unresponsive, open task manager (press ctrl+alt+del) > applications, right click on the crashed program and select “Go To Process”.
2) After doing so, you will see something as show in the snapshot below. Just simply click on “End Process” and hit “Yes”.
3) That’s it. Didn’t I said it’s quick and simple?
What if Windows explorer (My computer, Documents, folders etc) goes unresponsive?
Well the above process applies here but with one more step. After closing the Windows explorer, the desktop will go blank with just a wallpaper on screen. So what to do? After ending process, click on “File” in the Upper left side of Task Manager and select “New Task (Run)”. A text area will appear, write “Explorer” and hit “OK”. Everything will appear again on the screen. So now whenever any of your program crashes, close it with this trick or try upgrading to a Mac. Read Why you will love a Mac. Was this post helpful? Does your system or program crashes most of the times? Share this post on Twitter and Facebook to let your friends know how to overcome crashed programs.
We all love music and sounds. And we always try to get the best sound hardware while choosing a PC or laptop. The very basic method to boost audio quality in any computer is getting a good sound card and speakers. Further its possible to adjust the bass, fidelity and other sound properties at the operating system level, by using Digital Sound Processing plugins. These plugins work behind the media players and produce the best audio output for games, movies and music.
Apple iPhone is probably, one of the most used Smart Phone on the Planet. The iPhone is considered as the revolutionary Mobile that created great hype to Smartphone Industry, to be clear fact that, today the existence of Smartphone was made possible by iPhone. Till 2006-07 its the Nokia and Sony Ericsson Mobile Phones ruling the Industry and there was no other Mobile Company is the race excluding the Motorola Mobiles with few good pieces here and there. But, after that on Jan 7th 2007 the sales of Nokia and Sony Ericsson’s sales were down suddenly over 200% because of mighty crazy jaw dropping record breaking sales from iPhone.
Slowly as time passes, Symbian OS lost its prominence and its was MAC and Andriod OS currently ruling the Industry. Ofcouse the Blackberry OS with over 21% of Market share too one of the most preferred OS. But accepting the fact that iPhone is such a crazy device that most of the people can’t take their hand of it, which made it such a popular device in the history of Mobile Phones. Currently Apple MAC OS Powered iPhones and Android OS Powered SmartPhone were feeling the heat because mutual steps taking by each other. Android OS is currently leading the Industry with Millions of Applications, but Apple is still having the strong Fan base.
In contrast, Blogging is yet another field which is such an addictive field that once you catch the soul of it, you are gone. Nobody can help you to get out from blogging.
So, How will it be if we integrate the properties of 2 mighty powers in the world one which doesn’t let you to take you fingers off it and other don’t let you to get away from it. Pretty interesting isn’t it? Yea I’m talking about the iPhone Applications for Bloggers. Every Blogger must consider few aspects in blogging like SEO, Social Networking, Marketing techniques seriously for best results.
So, Here are the 5 Best blogging apps for iPhone
#1. WordPress for iOS
WordPress the Powerful Blogging Platform is integrated to iOS and now compatible within Apple iPhone with which you can moderate comments, create or edit posts and pages and images or videos comfortably.
ShoZu is one of the dream iPhone application that every Blogger with Apple iPhone would love to have. It enables us to use multiple social networking sites to promote our blogs. It supports over 50+ Social Networking site like Flickr, Facebook, Twitter, Blogger, WordPress, Photobucket, Myspace, Picasa and many more.
World’s Most used Image Editing, Manging, Organizing and best Image Orientation Software, The mighty Adobe Photoshopis available for free iPhone and iPad.
Adobe Photoshop Express software helps us to use Photoshop as our online photo sharing, editing, cropping, rotating, etc and lets us to enjoy photo and video library right in our hands. Its enables us to upload and store 2GB of photos and videos online.
iPad is one of the most amazing work done by Steve jobs and if you are a Blogger, with amazing collection of apps, this could be your favorite gadget.
Things just got better with new blogging applications you can play with in your sleek Apple iPad. Just as the tablet PC industry is becoming livelier and healthier with the introduction of new models from different powerhouse brands like Amazon and Toshiba, Apple is confident that it can keep it’s lion share of the market by keeping users busy with more and more useful iPad applications.
Blogging is by no means a new thing in the cybersphere, but making it much easier for people to publish their thoughts online via their tablet PCs is definitely a big step towards pushing blogging to greater heights. Let’s see the newest apps that Apple has developed for iPad users who love to blog, blog, blog. Specially, if you like reading with The new iPad, retina display you will find it really worth spending time on.
The blogger is inherently a multitasker. As soon as he learns of a juicy bit of gossip from friends, he logs on to the Internet in the soonest time possible to tell the (online) world about it. But of course he can’t just blog—he also has to be updated on the latest happenings and news.
The good thing about Multitask is that it allows the user to make the most out of the one-application-at-a-time limit of the iPad by letting you do many things at once. It is basically a displaying application that affords the user the capability to check his RSS feeds and Twitter timeline at the same time. The big bonus is that it also incorporates a fully-featured browser, making it possible for you to do three things in the otherwise single-application only environment of the iPad. At only $1, it’s the best bargain for the multitasker.
Do you find it a problem to use your iPad to surf the Internet because you are forced to use tabbed browsing only but can’t open two windows at a time? This is the perfect solution to help you have more of what you want and need.
With Splitbrowser you can have two web pages open at the same time, just like that. There’s a division bar that allows you to resize pages and use either the portrait or the landscape view. With two windows open, you have double the productivity rate. The best thing about this app is that each window keeps track of the pages you visit, and the last ones you view before you close the app will still be there the next time you go online.
This native Twitter app on your iPad may possibly be the most logical thing that Apple has incorporated into their cool tablet PC. Of course every blogger tweets as well, and of course every blogger relies a whole lot on Twitter for their quick fix of fresh news.
This mobile browser was just once available on the iPhone and iPod Touch, but now that it’s on the iPad as well, Twitter may become just that more popular. The app boasts of a multi-account capability plus page views within the app itself. As regards user-friendliness, the buttons have been resized to allow easy tap-input.
If you own a Free WordPress.com blog or self hosted WordPress blog, this is one must have Blogging app for iPad user. WordPress is not just one of those blog sites where you open an account and forget that you ever had one. This app is especially useful for personal and professional bloggers alike, allowing them to post pictures and links, moderate comments and create new entries anytime, anywhere. And because this app is absolutely free, hardcore blogging on your tablet PC couldn’t be better, at least for the moment. WordPress has announced that this app is just the first step towards developing a fully-featured application that will allow it to remain king of the market.
Latest version of WordPress app also integrated some cool features like reader and you can check complete WordPress.com stats.
Want the morning news straight on your tablet PC screen? Of course, anything that will enable you to read on your iPad better is an app worth downloading, even if it costs you $5.
That’s why nothing beats an RSS reader that has the look and feel of the real thing. The newspaper layout of Early Edition allows you to check on the latest news without smearing your fingers with black newsprint. You don’t just fetch news round the clock, you also categorize them under familiar headings and save everything in a powerful archive. Best of all, you can email or copy the link for sharing on your blog or Twitter. I also suggest to check out Zite as personalized feed reader.
By far the most expensive app on the list, Things (at $20, it’s already a discount for the iPad) promises you great functionality that will lead to better productivity. If you want a digital organizer that combines amazing features with great ease of use, you can count on this app to deliver.
Its stunning interface allows you to zip through your to-do lists, schedule, notes and projects with ease. If you’re the type of person who has to get tons of things done everyday without fail, this app is a good enough bargain.
Keeping track of your everyday memories and tasks can be hard on a device that won’t allow you to run more than one application at a time, but now that Evernote is available on your iPad, you don’t have to forget anything anymore.
Notes, pictures, ideas, recordings and thoughts tend to get lost if you jot them down on your planner or scribble it on a Post It. With a free Evernotes app on your iPad you can collate everything and tag them for future reference. The app has been optimized to make the most out of your touchscreen iPad.
Blogging on your iPad can be kind of a bummer if you can’t follow the progress of your blog’s popularity ratings every hour on the hour. Every blogger obsesses with his analytics, and for this reason, Analytics HD was developed.
Google Analytics has made it possible for bloggers to check on their blogs stats and progress charts in a brilliantly simple and efficient user environment. With the number of accurate and up-to-the-minute reports you get, shelling out $6.99 for this app is no big deal. Just imagine: now you have full touchscreen capability for as much as 55 charts at any given time.
Just one of the many things that iPad can’t do is to let you save your files in a flash drive, but Readdle Docs skirts around the issue by providing you with a document viewer, file manager and attachment saver in just one application.
File sharing has never been easier on a device that doesn’t have a USB port, with or without Wi Fi. There’s even a built-in browser that allows you to save stuff directly into your device and easily retrieve and view everything later when you’re offline already.
Well there you have it, if you’re a blogger with an iPad these are the Blogging apps that you need, they will help to save you time and make you Ipad more functional, it may not be the biggest ever but these apps have everything you’ll blog to your heart’s content, if you use some Blogging Apps For iPad that haven’t been mentioned please drop a comment and let us know
Apple pleased millions of Google fans when it approved Google Voice for use on its iOS platforms. Users with iPhones, Apple iPads, and iPod Touchdevices can now communicate over the 3G data network or WiFi to save voice minutes and to attach a phone number to their device. This is particularly attractive for iPad and iPod Touch users whose devices really aren’t phones to begin with. The power of Google Voice is well known: beyond the extra phone number, the system offers robust call management features and a highly customizable voice mail service.
Listed here are 4 cool Google Voice for iPhone apps that you can start using today to make your life easier and more productive. Remember: an active Google Voice account is required in order to use these applications. If you don’t have one, you can add one to your Google account for free.
A behind the scenes manager for handling Google connectivity on iOS. GV Connect works behind the scenes to connect to Google services faster than you can on the Web interface alone. With this app installed you can make phone calls from your Google Voice number, sent text messages through your Google Voice account and access your mobile device’s phonebook and contact list. With GV Connect you can also define custom voice mail messages for each of your contacts or contact groups. You can also use Google Voice to route calls from your Google voice number to one of several phone numbers normally associated with you. This allows you to keep your personal numbers private while eliminating the confusion caused when your friends, family, and coworkers have multiple numbers to juggle while trying to contact you.
Where once Google seemed banished forever, you can now enjoy voice based searches, find maps, and “just talk.” This is one Google add on that you won’t want to miss, featuring multiple languages, and location based services.
Provides essential Google Voice services to Apple mobile platforms. This is an updated version of the GV Mobile client that was banned from the iPhone earlier. This app features a powerful keyboard for messaging and an easy to use interface that connects you with Google Voice voicemail, call screening, call recording, and other important features. This is the flagship interface for Google Voice on iOS, so try it today.
An official Google App designed for iPhone users to connect with Google Voice. When you browse to the installation site, you will receive instructions based on the mobile platform you are using. Now you can make cheap international calls, make calls from within Gmail, and do other cool things via your Google Voice account.
Google Voice is an innovative service that offers powerful calling features that formerly were available only to the most expensive commercial phone systems. Now, call screening, call recording, and text messaging can all be done through one interface on your Apple iPhone.
Although the selection of Google Voice iPhone apps right now, be sure to check back frequently with the iTunes App Store so you don’t miss out when new applications are released. The Google Voice API has a lot of potential for enhancing apps on the iPhone, so new apps are not far away. Meanwhile, try these 4 cool Google Voice for iPhone Apps and harness the power of Google to make your life better.
Current wireless charging technology is predominantly inductive, using an electromagnetic field to transfer energy between two objects. This process is inefficient and causes devices to heat up more than they would if charged with traditional cables. Most types of inductive charging also require portable electronics to be placed on a charging pad because the potential distance between the wireless charger and device is minimal. In practice, this isn’t much better than using a cable to charge electronics.
Fujitsu and Wireless Charging
Researchers at Fujitsu labs have announced that they have successfully used a magnetic resonance system to wirelessly charge multiple gadgets simultaneously over a distance of about six inches. In theory, the technology should be able to charge objects at a distance of over three feet, but this has yet to be proven. What researchers can say for sure is that the system transfers 85% of energy, wasting only 15% in the wireless charging process over the six-inch distance. While this is impressive, the rate of efficiency could change drastically if the distance between charger and device is increased even slightly. Researchers are currently working to resolve any issues with longer charging distances before the technology is released. Fujitsu’s vision is for consumers to be able to place multiple gadgets on a table or other surface within a reasonable distance of a charging coil, allowing each device to charge at its own rate and fill its unique energy capacity.
How Fujitsu’s Magnetic Resonance Works
Fujitsu’s technology involves tuning two coils to the same frequency in order to enable a transfer of energy. A coil and capacitor form the resonator and transfer electricity between the transmitter (wireless charger) and receiver (device). Innovations include a magnetic field analysis simulator, a specialized circuit simulator, and automated system that precisely matches resonance requirements. The magnetic field analysis simulator analyzes the coil model and works with the circuit simulator, which analyzes resonance conditions, to enable quick and accurate wireless charging system design, reducing the total system design time to 1/150th of the current average.
Implications for the Future
The new magnetic resonance technology is on schedule to be incorporated into market products for charging mobile phones and other electronic devices in 2012. Researchers are also exploring the possibilities of using it to charge electric cars and enable wireless energy transfer between circuit boards or computer chips.
I find typing on QWERTY phones easier and faster than on touch phones that lack the classic tactile feel. But recently, I have been feeling strongly inclined towards the touch phones primarily because of the revolutionary technology called Swype. Some of you might have been already using it without even knowing that it’s Swype at work. Just like iPhone has been declared a revolution, I would say Swype has every bit of chance to be declared a revolution soon. Okay, but what is it? You want to know, right?
What is Swype?
Swype is a new patented text input mechanism, introduced by Swype Inc., that allows you to input text in a easier and faster way while using the standard QWERTY keyboard layout of your touchscreen phone. In fact, it is so fast that you could possibly achieve typing speed of 40 words or more per minute which is simply phenomenal.
But why Swype?
Innovative, faster and easier way to type text using standard QWERTY layout
Offers word suggestions for corrections
Learns new words automatically
Easy switching to regular keyboard
Supports foreign languages
Inserts spaces automatically
65,000 words database
How Swype Text input works?
In contrast the way we use the QWERTY keyboard in touch phones, Swype allows you to type words without typing or pressing a single key. When using Swype, you simply need to trace a path across the screen keyboard and Swype does the rest. Is it that simple? Yes, it actually is. And you can use your finger or your phone’s stylus whatever your preference maybe.
The moment you trace a path across the keyboard, Swype’s patented algorithm analyzes the path pattern and immediately recognizes the word you intended to type. For example — if you were to type the word “quick”, you simply need to connect its letters by moving your finger over letter ‘q’ through ‘u’ then ‘i’ followed by ‘c’ and finally stopping at the letter ‘k’ on the keyboard; see a graphical representation of the same below.
At first, this may sound too time consuming but once you get used to it, it would take merely a second or less in fact. Check out a video demonstration below —
Best of all, you don’t need to be accurate, Swype is quite forgiving and understands completely that to err is human 🙂