Monday, July 27, 2009

School of Internet - HowStuffWorks
HowStuffWorks is an award winning educational website that will make you leave your School. However, please don't leave your school because it won't be giving you certificates currently.

This website is not a new one on the net and hadn't been silent since its establishment in 1998. Moreover it is also on TV; ya The Discovery Channel shows it.

What's great in this website is that you can find almost everything can think of.
Try searching something. If anyhow you don't get the answer you can always ask them (see the bottom right on the above picture). Click on the link and you can ask questions to the brain(they say). The answer comes pretty fast for a this huge website.

The must see website for you guys.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

S2V – Flick and View
There’s really not much else to S2V- short for Slide to View- that the fact that it’s meant to emulate the finger-flicking way of picture browsing, as done on the iPhone. Of course, there’s no multitouch support, so the navigation pad is still paramount to zooming in (up arrow) and out (down arrow). Sliding your finger from left to right will scroll through the images in a folder, while sliding from the top of the screen to the bottom at the edges will rotate the pictures. The cool way of viewing picture is here for WinMob users!

Platforms: Windows Mobile
Price: Free

ShoZu - Social Network on Mobile Phone!
These days, it seems like every passing season adds another digit to the megapixel count of cameras on mobile phones. Even the most basic phones come with a VGA camera now. In fact, this has made life quite difficult for people who aren’t allowed to carry camera-equipped phones at their office.

Still, there’s reason so many phones are coming with cameras: it’s that people really like to click photographs.

Also, a lot of camera-touting users are quite Web-savvy, and have accounts on photo-sharing sites, blogs and social networks. ShoZu seeks to be a conduit to easily upload the pictures you click on your cell phone to your online life. What’s more, it’s compatible with almost every handset out there!

Setting it up is a bit of a process, but it’s worth while. For example, let us suppose you have a Flickr account. First, you go over to the ShoZu website, download the application compatible with your phone and install it. The site already supports accounts from a few popular photo sharing services, and Flickr is one among them – saving your trouble of registering all over again.

Run the application and proceed to you camera. Hold it up, click a picture and wait for just a second – there it is! Shozu’s dialogue box pops up, asking if you want to upload the just clicked photo to you Flickr page.

Now if you have multiple services to upload to, you can choose from a quick list that pops up: but if you’re a single service user, then you can even set ShoZu to automatically upload all pictures you click.

Apart from Flickr, it supports Picasa, Photobucket, Facebook, Twitter, TwitPic, Blogger, LiveJournal, Wordpress, YouTube, Friendster, etc. And you can add few email address too.

There are some additions you can make to the photo if you so desire. For starters, basic details can be added to the photo, such as title, tag, description, etc. And if you have a GPS enabled phone, then geo-tagging is supposed by the application.

Honestly, given the wide range of phones and services that it supports, it would be criminal not to have ShoZu installed on your handset.

Platform: Symbian, Windows mobile, iPhone, all Java based phones
Price: Free

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Microfi Nitrogen MP3 Player
After the overpowering of media player by the iphone, someone had to come up with a descent media player which would at least make you proud of having windows mobile. So these guys from Microfi, presented Microfi Nitrogen MP3 player with quickly became one of the most downloaded MP3 player for pocket PCs.

The biggest selling point of the Nitrogen is that it was intended to use purely with one’s fingers. The stylus has hampered Windows Mobile users for too long, especially when it comes to tiny keys on media players. The big fat keys on the Nitrogen ensure that you will always hit what you intended to.

The menu, in fact is what draws you to Nitrogen. It is simple, good looking, and devoid of any delusions of grandeur. Another attractive factor is the speed of the application. Nitrogen opens so fast, it makes you wonder whether it was running in the background all the time. Of course, this could be largely due to its small size, clocking in less than 2MB of storage. And not to forget, those colorful great skins: there are lots of them.

Nitrogen uses the open source MAD decoder for its high-quality MP3 playback, delivering crisp audio. The OGG playback is taken care of by the OVD decoder.

The playlists are very handy, letting you add files with ease and change the order on the fly. The ‘repeat’ and ‘shuffle’ are just icing on the cake.

Nitrogen has a robust equalizer with 10 presets and a customizable option.

The one feature it’s still missing is fast forward and rewind, although Microfi promises he’s currently working on this and should have it figured out soon.

Platforms: Windows Mobile
Price: Free

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Music on your Mobile Phone - de softwares

It was the Walkman that started it all. The ability to listen to one’s own music while on the move was unheard of before Sony popularized a compact device which let you play your audio tapes – any place, any time.

Then, Apple came along with the iPod and changed the came. Cassettes were out, MP4s were in. The device got smaller, sleeker, friendlier. The next frontier was obviously the mobile phone.

Before the iPhone became a reality, Sony Ericsson and Nokia had already come out with a fair share of mobile phones dedicated to playing back MP3 songs. And the increasing sales of the XpressMusic and Walkman phone series only bolsters the popularity of this medium.

But enjoying a musical experience is much about software as it is about hardware. Sure, with horrible headphones or a output abilities, you won’t ever enjoy your tunes. However, you need a good software that is easy to use, decodes your songs well and lets you relax all the work intuitively. And it has to do all of that while being light and efficient.

KD player
In mobile phone side of things, KD player has been the king of this sector. The program is meant primarily for regular Java based phones, although it will work on most Windows handsets with a screen resolution no bigger than 240 * 320 pixels.

You install the small file less than 150kb and start it up to see a simple interface, homely to users of Sony Erricson. Hit the Menu button and browse to where you have all your songs stored. KD Player will scan the folder and put your tracks in its library for easy access. KD Player supports ID3 tags and also the album artwork added to the ID3 music file can be shown on the screen.

You can also create playlists with KD Player and save them for future use.

The best part, though, is that it can run safely in the background without taking up too much RAM.

On online you can find lots of help, tips and tricks regarding it. You can also find various skins and skin packs to jazz up the looks.

Platforms: Java
Price: Free