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19Jun/100

Nokia says all of its smartphones will support NFC starting next year

From next year, all Nokia’s Smart phones will support NFC

Every single Nokia smartphone built from 2010 will support Near Field communications [NFC]

On Thursday, Nokia’s executive VP for markets Anssi Vanjoki while delivering a keynote presentation in Helsinki said that all the Nokia’s smartphones built in 2010 will come equipped with Near Field Communications [NFC] technology. With NFC, Nokia smartphone users will be able to make payments by waving their handsets near a compatible reader. Though, he did not give any specific info about which Nokia smartphones will have this feature; however on being asked about smartphones to support Single Wire Protocol [SWP], Nokia had earlier used, he explained that smartphones will support both SWP and other secure element formats including MicroSD card. He also indicated towards the possibility of smartphones supporting an embedded element too.

For third party application developers, there will also be made available a set of tools.

The announcement has come at a time when the NFC market was buzzed with rumors about Nokia ending support to near field communication technology, as earlier this year there had come a news about the handset maker canceling plans to kick start production of its highly anticipated 6216 Classic NFC phone.

19Jun/100

Replaces hints of Chrome OS hardware from ‘ACER’ & ‘DELL’ & ‘HP’

Google replaces hints of Chrome OS hardware from Acer, Dell, and HP with even better hints

As you may recall from a few days ago, Google offered some of the clearest evidence of Chrome OS hardware from major manufacturers yet by letting some build configurations for Acer, Dell, and HP slip out into its public code repository. Now, that wasn't too surprising considering that each of the companies have already made their Chrome OS intentions pretty clear, but Google seems to have done a bit of backtracking nonetheless. It's replaced the files with what you see above (the files, not the Caruso), which now suggest that Chrome OS hardware is coming from the likes of Amiga, Commodore and Atari. Way to raise expectations, Google.

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8Jun/100

Inside Nokia Factory | For The First Time

Inside Nokia Factory Testing Lab Unseen Pictures . . . !

Here, Today somthing New to know about NOKIA, there are some pictures available to watch out that how the company works, and what they do while manufacturing...!



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8Jun/100

Microsoft Closes Bing Cashback Scheme

Due to a lack of user interest, Microsoft announced plans to end the Bing cashback program at the end of July.

Microsoft plans to shutter the cashback feature on Bing due to a lack of interest among users of the search engine. Microsoft on Friday said it would pull the plug at 9 p.m. Pacific time, July 30. The feature offered users cashback on items bought through Bing.

People owed cashback on purchases will have up to 12 months after the feature closes to redeem it, Microsoft said. The company also will provide customer support during that period. It has reported this with a very intresting heading “Can’t Buy Me Love: Microsoft Closes The Register On Bing Cashback” This was not the first time Microsoft has failed a cashback scheme.

Microsoft launched cashback two years ago on Live Search, which later became Bing. Despite having 1,000 merchants participating in the program, there wasn't enough interest among Bing users.  They had also tried this service in May 2008 with their old search “Live Search”. Microsoft is trying hard to catch google by using different strategies but so far they have not received a good response.

Microsoft said: ” After serveral years of trying, we didn’t see the good result we expected  for “. For replacement, they will give a new program for both users and advertisers.

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8Jun/100

The Next iPhone | “Apple iPhone 4G” | Appear on store in June

Apple iPhone 4 will appear on store in June 24 starting

Steve Job introduces to us new iPhone, next-generation of Apple iPhone with named ” iPhone 4 “. The first, Apple was left the old create name for their products, example iPhone 2G, iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS and this, it’s not iPhone 4G, new name is iPhone 4.

Also as we mention before with more than two topics about prototype version leaked, this announces have no change. It comes with two camera, LED flash, a new high resolution display, using A4 processor. The camera bumped to 5 megapixels with 5X digital zoom, help you recording HD video at 720p / 30fps. No more special change about software, it’s currently running iPhone OS 4 ( which named iOS 4 ) and they include iMovie in there.

A few features of iPhone 4G:

Thinner! With shiny glass back piece - 9.3 mm thick.
Unified Mailbox (all email accounts in one area).
Application folders.
New wallpaper/background options.
A new, sleeker body design.
OLED screen.
Multi-Tasking. (use multiple functions at once without going in and out of apps).
iChat camera (on the front so you can have video chat!!!).
32G (basic) and 64G of memory. You're sure to never run out.
Extended battery life!!!
Hi Definition Camera (5 megapixel) with a backside illuminated sensor AND FLASH!
Hi Definition Camcorder.
Hi Definition audio.
Messaging light.
True GPS built in.

Somthings New :

Front-facing video chat camera
Improved regular back-camera (the lens is quite noticeably larger than the iPhone 3GS)
Camera flash
Micro-SIM instead of standard SIM (like the iPad)
Improved display. It's unclear if it's the 960x640 display thrown around before—it certainly looks like it, with the "Connect to iTunes" screen displaying much higher resolution than on a 3GS.
What looks to be a secondary mic for noise cancellation, at the top, next to the headphone jack
Split buttons for volume
Power, mute, and volume buttons are all metallic

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7Jun/100

Garmin Announces GPSMAP 62 Series of Navigational Devices

Garmin's GPSMAP 62 series of navigational devices will be Produced

Garmin has just trumpeted the unveiling of their GPSMAP 62 series of rugged outdoor handheld devices, where it offers a sleek updated look, new mapping options and a slew of technical innovations that will cater to a group of hunters, hikers and geocachers of all ages. Being one of Garmin’s most popular product lines to date, the new GPSMAP 62 series is touted to improve the form and functionality in its latest iteration, virtually making it even better despite being a best-in-class device already. Just what can you expect from the GPSMAP 62? Why not read on in the extended post to find out?

The GPSMAP 62 comes with a 2.6” sunlight-readable color display as well as up to 20 hours of battery life, not to mention a high-sensitivity GPS receiver as well as a quad helix antenna that is capable of achieving unparalleled reception. Not only that, the GPSMAP 62 series will come with a trio of distinct waterproof models in order to suit a wide range oactivities and interests. The basic GPSMAP 62 will come with a built-in worldwide basemap with shaded relief, while the GPSMAP 62s throws in a 3-axis tilt-compensated electronic compass and wireless connectivity for sharing routes, tracks, waypoints and geocaches between other compatible Garmin handhelds. Apart from that, the GPSMAP 62s also ships with an integrated barometric altimeter which is capable of tracking changes in pressure to pinpoint your precise altitude, while plotting barometric pressure over time in order to keep an eye on weather conditions that can run foul when you least expect it. Last but not least, the GPSMAP 62st will come preloaded with 100K topographic maps for the entire United States (or preloaded 50K topographic mapping of Canada for the Canadian version), where coverage includes major trails, urban and rural roads, interstates, highways, coastlines, rivers and lakes as well as national, state and local parks, forests and wilderness areas. Searching is a whole lot easier as well since you can look for points of interest by name or proximity to your location and view descriptive details for terrain contours, topo elevations, summits and geographical points.

All three models will play nice with Garmin’s subscription-based BirdsEye Satellite Imagery, which is available for free thanks to the online community at Garmin Connect. Geocachers will find this new series to be environmental friendly since they can go paperless, quickly downloading cache information directly to the device. Any takers for one of these, since summer is coming up for those folks residing in the northern hemisphere, where it is time to head outdoors?

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3Jun/100

‘Windows Out, Mac In’ – Says Google

Goodbye Windows, Hello Linux and Mac, says Google

Google is phasing out the Microsoft Windows Operating system and replacing it with Apple Macs for the employees at all locations including the 4 offices in India. Make no mistake, this change is not one of the luxury gifts that the company hands out every now and then and neither does it have a fancy reason attached. The reason behind the big change is security. Google has faced security threats on windows and are moving to a safer OS that is Mac.

In this security effort, they have slowly started distributing Mac in its locations and it will be a gradual phase out. It is obvious that employees will need time to get hands on the OS but most of them are up for it. Windows is known for being more vulnerable to attacks by hackers and more susceptible to computer viruses than other operating systems. Windows also owes its vulnerability to its popularity. It’s the most at-risk operating system for cyber attacks. Getting new windows machines will require higher authority approval at Google going forward.

The change is all the more welcomed after the China cyber attacks that happened recently. Anyhow, it’s only a matter of time when its very own operating system chrome OS will be ready for use. Chrome OS is not the usual operating system. It essentially would be a Web browser that includes OS necessities such as file storage, peripherals support and security. The good news is the Google Chrome for Mac has already joined windows and Linux league and is now a stable browser.

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1Jun/100

Google Releases First Brand Zeitgeist For India

Google hosted its Creative Sandbox last week in India and showcased some interesting statistics on brand searches in India. Google released its first ‘Brand Zeitgeist for India. Among Indians Nokia emerged as the most searched online brand followed by SBI, Samsung, Sony and BSNL respectively. There were also key trends shared by Googleacross verticals like Telecom, Finance, Travel, Auto and education.

Google played host to India’s finest creative minds, at the Google Creative Sandbox held at India Bulls Centre in Mumbai. The Google Creative Sandbox was held to spark the imagination of agencies by immersing them in a highly unique environment. It gave them an opportunity to experience the latest web technologies that are being used by creative minds around the world, pushing new boundaries and delivering extraordinary results.

At Google’s Creative Sandbox event in Mumbai, Google also released its first ‘Brand Zeitgeist’, highlighting the most searched brands and the activities related to the brands on Google search in India. Nokia emerged as the most searched online brand followed by SBI, Samsung, Sony and BSNL respectively. Google also shared the key trends across verticals like Telecom, Finance, Travel, Auto and education and its impact on online advertising in India.

Search Trends by Verticals:

TELECOM :

    Mobile and VAS services make up 20% of the queries followed by broadband and DTH
    Nokia tops the Mobile Phones Category and Airtel biggest in service provider category
    Popular activities are research about data plans, retail outlets, online music stores connected to a particular service etc.

Finance – Search witnessed 73% Growth

    33% queries related to Banking
    LIC is the top searched brand in Insurance followed by ICICI Pru and Bajaj Allianz
    India leads the world in the online interest for investing/stock markets
    Net banking is the top activity
    Increased interest for Home loans and Bank Recruitment online

TRAVEL

    The Indian Railway booking website is by far the most popular brand in this category
    Growth fuelled by Train and Bus Bookings, while Airline bookings remain high and steady
    Interest in Hotels in metros higher than hotels in vacation destinations
    Honeymoon packages are the most researched for, followed by Domestic holidays and International holidays

Automotive – High Growth, High research category

    Maruti is the leading brand in cars while Yamaha leads the motorbikes category
    Motorbikes show the maximum growth in queries at 126% YoY
    While research on specific brand makes and models are most popular, consumers do a lot of reading on expert websites and seek expert opinions on their vehicles or prospective buys on Google search
    There is also significant interest in super bikes like, Ducati, Hayabusa etc.

EDUCATION

    Online searches related to education witnessing YoY growth of over 45%
    30% – 40% wallet share of total advertising spend is on education
    One of the largest categories in terms of online search interest, ample scope for advertisers to capture existing target group

Google's innovative search technologies connect millions of people around the world with information every day. Founded in 1998 by Stanford PhD. students Larry Page and Sergey Brin, Google today is a top web property in all major global markets. Google's targeted advertising program provides businesses of all sizes with measurable results, while enhancing the overall web experience for users. Google is headquartered in Silicon Valley with offices throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia.

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31May/100

Norton’s Security, now for your smartphone

Now Norton's Security is for every smartphone


Sensing the huge growth expected in Smartphones, Symantec's Norton has announced a new line of products, under the brand Norton Everywhere, targeted at the mobile market. They have released the beta versions of three software: Norton Smartphone Security, Norton Connect and Norton DNS, with full versions set to release in June.

Norton Smartphone Security beta (for Android, Symbian and Windows Mobile), is a mobile security app that provides protection from malicious code, ability to block calls and text messages, and prevention of information theft. The Android version provides the priceless feature that enables locking or formatting of device via text message, in case of theft or loss. With Norton Connect, Symantec has entered the mobile cloud-based services field, offering storage and access of data on their servers, for mobile devices, including the iPad, iPhone and Android phones. Norton DNS will make mobile surfing a safer experience by providing protection from phishing attacks, malicious sites, and spyware by resolving each URL through their dedicated DNS servers. This is similar to the service provided by Open DNS and Google Public DNS. This service is available for PCs and mobile devices, with an Android App coming to Market in June.

Norton Everywhere, as its name suggests, plans to cover every networked device, with upcoming security products for Blu-ray players, televisions and media streamers, home security systems, digital cameras and even picture frames. The connected device products will be developed in partnership with a startup firm called Mocana.

28May/100

FireFox Home Coming Soon To The iPhone

We have been working on an application for the iPhone based on the Firefox Sync (formerly Weave Sync) technology. The app is called Firefox Home, and it gives iPhone users instant access to their Firefox browsing history, bookmarks and the set of tabs from their most recent browser session. What’s more, it provides Firefox “Awesome Bar” capability that enables people to get to their favorite web sites with minimal typing.

Firefox Home provides an amazing “get up and go” experience. It’s encrypted end-to-end. It’s your home on the Web, wherever you are. And, of course, it’s free.

Firefox Home for iPhone is part of a broader Mozilla effort to provide a more personal Web experience with more user control. For devices or platforms where we’re unable to provide the “full” Firefox browser (either technically or due to policy), we aim to provide users with “on the go” instant access to their personal Firefox history, bookmarks and open tabs on their iPhones, giving them another reason to keep loving Firefox on their desktops.

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