Archive for September, 2011

Microsoft Xbox 360 games for kids and game addicts

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For game addicts and kids, who always love to stick with their game consoles, this list will be handy to find some of the best games for Xbox 360. Xbox 360 is a video game console produced by Microsoft that competes with Sony’s PlayStation 3 and Nintendo’s Wii. It was unveiled by Microsoft in May 2005 and it still holds its market share very well with over 53 million Xbox 360 consoles sold worldwide.

This seventh generation video game console also allows users to compete online with other users using its integrated Xbox Live service. Xbox 360 comes packed with bunch of features that includes integrated 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi, 5 USB 2.0 ports, 250 GB hard drive and a special AUX port. When Xbox was launched, ‘Call of Duty 2‘ was the best selling game, sold over a million copies.

Below are some of the best Xbox 360 games for kids:

• Cars – Racing Game; Single/Multi player game
• Spider Man – Action/Adventure; Single/Multi player game
• Lego Star Wars – Action/Adventure; Single/Multi player game
• Harry Potter Series –Adventure; Single player game
• Open Season – Adventure; Single/Multi player game
• Kung Fu Panda – Action/Adventure; Single/Multiplayer game
• Kinect Sports – Sports; Single/Multiplayer game
• Viva Pinata – Life Simulation; Single player game

Though, the above list of games is prefect for kids but they are not limited to just kids, even adults will also like playing these fun games and ease their stress level.

Google Plus may help Google’s Real Time Search

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After the differences in agreement with twitter, Google’s Realtime Search was down in July 2011. Twitter discontinued the access to its warehouse of data and without twitter stream of results and updates, the product was less useful. Google’s real time search used to gain much traffic especially during major world events, which displayed relevant data from Twitter, Facebook and other social media services in real time.

But now Google is confident to bring back this feature and is actively working to add the data from Google+ and other real time sources. Now, we have to wait and watch when Google will start its real time search after integrating the Google plus results.

Tim Cook, the Apple CEO

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Timothy D. Cook, famous by the name ‘Tim Cook’, the current CEO of Apple Inc., was born on November 1, 1960 and joined Apple in March 1998. Steve Jobs, the creator and soul of Apple, resigned from the post of CEO on August 24, 2011 and recommended Tim Cook’s name to replace his role. Tim CookTim Cook was already serving as a COO (Chief Operating Officer) and was responsible for the company’s worldwide sales and operations. Before joining Apple, Tim was serving as the Vice President with Compaq.

Tim Cook is an industrial engineer who earned his MBA degree from Duke University in 1988. He also headed Apple’s Macintosh division and played a key role in ensuring the development and innovation to an increasingly demanding marketplace. Now, Tim Cook is expected to unveil the much awaited iPhone 5 in October this year. Though, the news is still not confirmed and it is expected that there could be other devices (new iPod or iPad 3) as well along with iPhone 5.

So, what do you think – Can Cook successfully replace Jobs? Let us know your opinion.

Watch your favorite movies using Netflix

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Netflix is a service provider for on-demand internet streaming media in the United States, Canada and few other countries. So, whenever you want to watch your favorite movie, just logon to Netflix and enjoy the Netflix movie on your favorite screen like laptop or a projector. Netflix was established in 1997 in California and started its subscription-based digital distribution service in 1999, and by 2009, it had a collection of 100,000 titles of DVDs and offers a flat rate DVD-by-mail in the United States. NetflixCurrently, Netflix has more than 20 million subscribers and planning to expand its services into the European and Latin America market.

Netflix is the biggest source of North American web traffic which accounts for more than 24 percent of aggregated traffic, as reported by Sandvine. It does not support playback on Linux PCs, but the Linux-based Roku devices and Android operating system which uses the Linux kernel are supported. Netflix offers its Internet video streaming (“Watch Instantly“) of selected titles to computers running Windows or Mac OS X and to compatible devices like Microsoft Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii and Sony PS3 console; Apple iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, Android 2.2 and 2.3 devices, as well as Apple TV and Google TV.

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Facebook surpasses eBay and Amazon

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Facebook, after surpassing Google for the most visited website in US, has now become the second largest web company with an estimated valuation of about USD 100 billion, which is greater than eBay or Amazon. Now, the Facebook is placed just after Google. Last year, Facebook surpassed ebay and now in 2011, it surpassed Amazon and continue to grow at a very fast pace. Though, Facebook is not yet public, but based on private-market transactions, Facebook has an estimated value of USD 100 billion.

Within hours of this news, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg announced the great news. Last year, when it surpassed eBay, Mark Zuckerberg introduced an improved messaging platform to provide users an application that envelopes e-mail, instant messages, Facebook messages and SMS in a single thread. If a user is conversing over Facebook chat, and later switches over to a mobile device, the conversation stays in the same place, except it is being sent through SMS. So, this year we have to see what new is in store for the users.

Is Facebook trying to overtake Google or at least Gmail by launching the latest email service? Well, with the pace facebook is going it may take just couple of years to overtake Google and become the largest web company.

HP TouchPad Tablet

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HP TouchPad is a tablet computer designed and developed by one of the major information technology companies, ‘Hewlett-Packard’. HP launched this amazing gadget in July 2011 in some of the countries. HP TouchPad tabletWithin two months, HP announced that no new hardware will be manufactured and the TouchPad tablet running webOS will be discontinued due to poor sales. After the announcement, the units of available models were sold within hours with substantial price reductions. In the USA, HP tablet was sold in $99 for the 16GB model and $149 for the 32GB model.

The HP TouchPad has the 9.7 inch, 1024×768 pixel, multi-touch capacitive touch screen with 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon dual-core APQ8060 processor and the device runs HP webOS. It also supports Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n and Bluetooth. With HP webOS, you can perform multiple tasks and seamlessly switch between multiple applications. On August 30, 2011, HP announced that they will make another production run of the TouchPad tablet. Now, just wait and see what will be the offered price of Touchpad tablet and will it get the better response than earlier.

PayPal Account Review

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PayPal is a global leader in online payment solutions. It is similar to digital wallet, using which you can make a payment. Your PayPal account securely stores bank account and credit card information for easy and faster online transactions. With PayPal account, you can make as well as receive payments for the services or products you offer to the clients. When someone sends you money through PayPal, you can easily transfer this money to your linked bank account. So, you do not need to go to bank to deposit the checks; just login to PayPal account and transfer the money.

Is PayPal Secure?
In short, answer is ‘Yes’. PayPal does not share financial information with retailers and it also protects you for Unauthorized Purchases. It also refunds for items that never arrive or the shipment received was different than ordered. Check out the below page to learn more about PayPal Purchase Protection:

https://cms.paypal.com/us/cgi-bin/?cmd=_render-content&content_ID=security/safe_online_shopping

PayPal Fees
Opening an account on PayPal is free and it does not require you to pay any fees for making payments within US. But PayPal charges you to receive payments or to make payments outside US. Visit the PayPal website to know more about the PayPal fee structure.

https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_display-fees-outside

PayPal Account Types
PayPal offers several types of accounts for different needs. Setting up an account does not incur any cost, no matter which account you choose and you may upgrade your account whenever you feel.

https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=xpt/Marketing/general/PayPalAccountTypes-outside

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Play Car Racing Games

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Driving is always fun whether on road or on digital screen. Everyone loves driving, at least on digital screens and does not get tired at all. One reason for it is that it does not require you to get a license to drive; therefore, even women and kids can easily experience the fun of driving without worrying to hit anyone with their car. Though, it is not just kids and women who love to play car racing games, but men also love to drive the car as fast as possible and win all the races in this virtual world.

NFS (Need For Speed) is one of the popular street racing games which is played by many game enthusiasts. Apart from NFS, there are several other racing games which are quite popular.

Below are some of the popular racing games.
• DiRT
• F1
• Live for Speed
• Midnight Club II
• NASCAR Racing
• NFS (Series Game)
• Shift 2 – Unleashed
• Test Drive Unlimited

So, get these car games, test your speed and have fun!!!


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