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Connect easily with friends using Facebook Messenger for Windows

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After mobile Messenger app, facebook has now launched the messenger for Windows to let the facebook fans easily connect with their friends. The application will let you chat, receive notifications, and read news feed from your Windows 7 desktop without being on facebook.com website.

Download this wonderful app from the following link and get more addicted with facebook.

https://www.facebook.com/about/messenger

After installing this app, you will receive notifications about new comments, photo tags and more as soon as they happen.

Limitations
This facebook messenger application has few limitations as it is available only for Windows 7 and no other operating system is supported yet. So, users with Windows XP, Vista and Mac will either be disappointed or may have to wait for some time to use this wonderful messenger. Also, users will not be able to perform video chat (through Skype) and group chat which are available with regular web interface.

Best Gadgets of 2011

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2011 was certainly the year of ‘Gadgets’. Almost all electronic giants launched some of their best products and fascinate the world by the innovations. Below are some of the best gadgets that were launched in the year 2011:

  • Samsung Galaxy S II – Galaxy S II, the phone which runs on Android 2.3 operating system is a combination of great looks and ultimate performance with 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Plus screen and dual-core 1.2 GHz processor.
  • Apple iPad 2 – Apple launched its second generation iPad – the iPad 2 which is much faster than the previous one and includes front and back cameras.

  • Nintendo 3DS – Nintendo launched the first gaming console that can provide the stereoscopic 3D effects without the use of 3D glasses.
  • Sony PS Vita – Sony recently launched its latest PlayStation ‘Vita’, which has touch-interface with front and back cameras. It also has two knob-like joysticks and gamers can even connect over cell phone networks and Wi-Fi hotspots.
  • Kindle Fire – The Kindle Fire is like an all-purpose computer than an e-reader which is the first full-color, touch-screen Kindle. You can watch movies, play games, surf web-pages and do whatever you like to do apart from reading your favorite books.

Though, all these gadgets were launched in 2011 but they will also remain popular in 2012.

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Nokia’s GEM Phone – A Customizable device

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Nokia Gem is a full touch-screen smartphone that changes its appearance every time you use a different function. Nokia is working on its concept phone to turn the device into a morphing touch-screen display by making front, back, and sides of the phone an interactive display. The phone changes its appearance depending on the function you choose, be it a camera, map or any other function. This concept phone can also help advertisers as the back panel could easily be used for advertising while the user is making calls.

It is an ultimate customizable device but whether such a design will be practical to use or not will depend when the phone will mark its presence. Look at the following video to find more about the Nokia Gem.

Microsoft acquired Skype

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Software giant Microsoft has acquired ‘Skype’, an Internet communication company in $8.5 billion and announced the acquisition on October 14, 2011. Microsoft acquired SkypeIt has been the largest ever acquisition deal for Microsoft to buy the amazing brand that is used extensively by millions of people around the world to stay connected with family, friends and clients. Skype has more than 600 million people as their registered users. It is expected that Skype CEO ‘Tony Bates’ will head the Skype Division in Microsoft for bringing together the best of Microsoft and of Skype.

In the future, it is expected that Skype will be integrated across different Microsoft products to broaden Skype’s reach and make it as a fundamental way for people to communicate online. So, may be in the next release of Windows Operating System, users will be able to use Skype and communicate using this great VoIP service.

Google Buzz to shut down its services for Google+

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Google Buzz, a social networking and micro-blogging tool from internet giant ‘Google’, which was launched in February 2010 will be out of service within few weeks. Google announced this news on October 14, 2011 as a measure to focus solely on Google+. Google BuzzEarlier this year, Google announced that it may shutdown some of the products and services which are not widely used and may merge few of its services into existing products as additional features. In June 2011, Google launched Google+, another social networking platform which received a good response from users. Because of wider acceptance, Google is planning to focus on Google plus to make it more appealing and discontinuing older service ‘Buzz’.

According to the official Google Blog, “People won’t be able to create new posts after the shut down, they will be able to view their existing content on their Google Profile, and download it using Google Takeout.” Apart from Google Buzz, Google will also discontinue few other products, Code Search, Jaiku, iGoogle’s social features from iGoogle and some other products will be replaced by other products.

Will shutting down Buzz can help Google+ create a buzz?

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HTC EVO 3D – To experience the magic of 3D world

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HTC, the smartphone maker recently launched HTC EVO 3D, the amazing 3D smartphone which does not require you to wear 3D glasses to experience the 3D magic. HTC EVO 3D smartphoneHTC EVO 3D operates on Android 2.3.3 (Gingerbread) operating system with 1.2 GHz Qualcomm dual-core processor. It features a 3D 4.3-inch 960 x 540 px SLCD display with dual 5 megapixel rear cameras, which are capable to capture both conventional and 3D images and videos.

EVO 3D comes packed with 4GB of internal memory and expandable to 32GB via microSD card. With the built-in mobile hotspot functionality, the HTC EVO 3D allows you to connect up to eight Wi-Fi enabled devices to enjoy the benefits of 4G speeds.

So, go ahead and buy this amazing smartphone to experience the all new 3D world without glasses.

Facebook App for iPad

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Facebook released the long awaited app for iPad. It also incorporated support for social games on the mobile versions of its online service. Now, you can easily play games, chat and do much more using the facebook app on this amazing mobile device. Users can also play their favorite games in full-screen mode. Facebook, which already surpassed Amazon in earnings, will be able to generate even more revenue with the help of iPad app. Similar to PC experience; users on Facebook app will have the same experience and will receive alerts in their news feed.

As per the official statement, the iPad app will offer enhanced photo-viewing capabilities and messaging capabilities. It is expected that Apple will help Facebook to promote the new application by featuring it prominently in its App Store.

Download the facebook app from the below link:

http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/facebook/id284882215?mt=8

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.

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