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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.
After installing this app, you will receive notifications about new comments, photo tags and more as soon as they happen.
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.
In the CES 2012, electronics majors Samsung and LG shows off the much awaited OLED TV. These TVs use organic light-emitting diode (OLED) screens which can make the screens extremely thin. It is the latest technology in the field of televisions which was in research since many years. The picture quality of OLED TV is simply awesome and can present highly saturated colors and a nearly perfect black.
It will be now interesting to see who will first launch this amazing TV. LG is believed to be launching it near the fourth quarter of this year while Samsung has still not revealed any tentative dates. But, as Samsung is already a global leader in the TV segment, it can be expected that Samsung will once again lead the market by launching it before anyone else. Though, it is also possible that LG might be playing a game by giving a tentative date and may launch it much before that to beat the Samsung’s plan. Well, that we will come to know in the days to come. So, for now let’s wait till the next big announcement comes.
SED – An upcoming Television Technology
Few months back, there was news in the technology world about the world’s cheapest tablet – ‘Aakash‘, which was made in India. It was supposed to be given to students in India at the subsidized price of Rs. 1200 ($25) though the Aakash tablet will cost the government around Rs 2,200 ($50). Now, this tablet is also available commercially for the common public in just $50. One can buy this ultra low cost tablet online from their website – http://www.aakashtablet.com
- OS: Android 2.2
- 366 Mhz processor
- 7 inch display
- Resistive touch screen
- Wi-Fi connectivity
- 1 USB port
- 3.5mm jack
Now, the company ‘DataWind’ is soon launching the upgraded model of Aakash called the ‘Ubislate 7′ in only $60. It has upgraded processor of 700 Mhz with 3200 mAh battery and Android 2.3. Ubislate 7 will also have support for GPRS to be used as a phone. Definitely, there is no other touch pad tablet or computing device at this price, which certainly makes it attractive for the day-to-day requirements of most users.
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.
Google is certainly looking to have only great and popular services. After Buzz, the company is all set to axe several more services like Google Wave, Knol, Bookmarks list among few others. Here is the list of some of the services that Google will be shutting down in the months to come:
Google Bookmarks list – To be shut down on December 19, 2011.
Google Friend Connect – To end on March 1, 2012.
Google Gears – To be shutdown on December 1, 2011.
Google Wave – It will be turned off on April 30, 2012.
Google Knol – Google Knol will no longer be available after October 1, 2012.
Now, we have to wait and see whether Google will simply continue to enhance the existing products or if there are surprises for internet users in the months to come.
Google has already acquired more than 50 companies this year. And now before this festive season, the Internet giant has acquired two startups – ‘Apture’ and ‘Katango’. The acquisitions will help Google to enhance the user experience for its browser and social networking services. Apture basically focuses on providing instant access to information with the in-page search technology that will help Google for its web browser – ‘Chrome’.
Katango builds algorithms for sorting friends that improves online social interaction, which will help Google with their social networking platform ‘Google Plus’ to organize circles in a smarter way. Google has bought more than 100 companies and many of which have been startup firms in the past few years to enhance the user experience.
Software giant Microsoft has acquired ‘Skype’, an Internet communication company in $8.5 billion and announced the acquisition on October 14, 2011. It 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, 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+. Earlier 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?