Jun 26, 2009

Windows 7 pre-orders begin

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Just in case you didn’t know the pre-order for Windows 7 started today. And the beauty of pre-ordering is that you get Windows 7 for half the amount than the retail price but hurry the pre-order ends on July 11th or while supplies last.

Windows Home Premium Upgrade : $49.99

Windows Professional Upgrade: $99.99

This is in US only. In U.K pre-orders won’t start until July 15th. That’s like 20 days away from today. Anyway start pre-ordering today!!

Pre-Order Windows 7

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Jun 25, 2009

What to expect on this fall?

Palm Pre SDK


If you still haven’t what Palm Pre is all about then you should first look at the video below.

Now you should also know that it uses webOS a Linux based OS. And Palm promises that SDK(Software Development Kit) will be released after the summer following the delay of course . Wait for that one if you are a software developer.

Release date:- Late summer

Zune HD


Even though the previous Zune has not really created that much of a competition for iPod there’s something about Zune HD that's just more appealing than iPod. The design and the OS both looks pretty awesome with the multi-touch, OLED display and the nvidia Tegra chip which means that it’s as powerful as your netbook or so they say.

Check out the video from Engadget:-


Release Date:- 5th September


Till now many people frown upon using HTML as lacking many features but HTML 5 tries to bring a lot of features most notably the video feature of HTML 5 where your video can be a website within using Javascript. Also many tags have been modified and will see changes for those who are used to HTML 4.

Release date:- Suppose to be October 2009 but it just depends on the browser whether they are supporting or not. Firefox 3.5 final release is supposed to support HTML 5. It’s really upto the browser for this one.

Watch the presentation of HTML 5 by Ian Hickson:-

Jun 17, 2009

Opera: Reinvent the Web


Ok so by now we know that Opera’s releasing their new version but this time Opera has something big for us. Opera promised to reinvent the web and in a way I think it did. Turning your web browser as a server is not something you would have expected from Opera but Opera being the underdog in browser world with new features brought us this amazing feature. I always hoped for some feature like this and finally the browser has built in on it. No extra software no extra plugin you download the Opera and you got it in.

The possibilities?? Well, for once you have control over your computer from anywhere around the world. Even on your cellphones. Sharing is so much easier between your friends and families and even yourself.

You can share files, photos, media files, notes and even can start the chat without extra application and share the folder you like..

Of course since your browser now acts as a server your computer or server needs 24 hour internet connection that is if you want your file to be accessible 24 hours or else the choice is on your own.

You’ll need an Opera account and with that account you setup your own url for people to share your stuffs. Usually the url starts with the chosenamecomputername.username.operaunite.com.

You chooose which files you want to share with friends or to the world and which you want to make private. Just share your url and you are done.

Opera Unite Intro


Opera Unite Tutorial

Download Operaunite

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Jun 14, 2009

How to get Windows 7 for free or for low amount..


If you purchase Windows Vista after June 26th then you are officially eligible to upgrade to Windows 7 for free or for low amount after the release of Windows 7 on Oct 22nd atleast that’s what Best Buy says to their customer. But all this is just rumor or is it?

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Jun 6, 2009

Microsoft Office 2010 going for free!! Yes there is a catch


First Microsoft gives out Windows 7 RC free for 1 year now they are giving out Office 2010 for free!!! But how do the big company like Microsoft make money if they keep giving out for free you say? Well it will definitely be ad supported duh!! as if that was a new idea. Office will have two version of the free Office 2010 the web based and the desktop based. But if you want no ads on your Office then you also can buy the suite. The decision is up to you.

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Jun 3, 2009

Windows 7 to be released on Oct 22nd

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Microsoft has officially declared that Windows 7 will be launched officially on October 22nd 2009. If you have not yet tested the RC version of Windows 7 then try it and you figure out for yourself if you really want to buy Windows 7 or not. Pricing has not been released yet.

Download Windows 7 RC build 7100

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Jun 2, 2009

Getting out of Recovery Mode in iPod on Windows w/o iBrickr



If you are an iPod Touch/iPhone user then yes there are lot of ways to get you out of the dreaded recovery mode including iBrickr, iFuntastic (Mac) and others but I am not here to talk about the iBrickr or iFuntastic but with only your iTunes and a little bit of command prompt. For Windows XP user you might need to download diskpart utility for this to work.

Download diskpart here (Not required for Windows Vista or above user) Also I have to warn you, use my method only if everything else fails. And I think it is not necessary to mention you that all of your iPod contents will be lost in the process.

Ok so let’s get to it. Sometimes there comes a day when even if you try to recover from iTunes you keep getting stuck in that same Recovery Mode. iBrickr does not detect your iPod then you know it's time for some brute force method to your iPod.

Follow the procedure below and comment on any problem you faced:-

1)Goto Start and type "cmd" if you are in Windows Vista and if you are in Windows XP then type it in run command.
2)After reaching to the command prompt type "diskpart" (Mind you that if you are in Windows XP or if you don't have diskpart utility installed in your computer then you are supposed to install it and only run diskpart)
3)Once you are in diskpart type "list disk" without the quotes.

4)Diskpart will display all the disks you have plugged in your computer. Find out the one which your iPod is and type "select disk 1" In my case my iPod was disk 1 hence disk 1 if your iPod is disk 2 or anything else you should do so.

5)Then type "list partition", your iPod should have only one partition called "partition 1"

6)So now type "select partition 1". Diskpart will display that your partition is selected.


7)Before following this process make sure you selected the corrected disk while doing list disk or else your disk will be completely wiped. Ok I'll assume you selected the disk that relates to iPod.
Now type "clean". 
8)After cleaning type "create partition primary" .
9)After creating partition type "format fs ntfs quick" (this will wipe all your content from iPod)
10) And the last yet crucial part type "assign" and you're done with the diskpart exit diskpart by typing "exit" and exit command prompt by typing "exit" as well
11)Unplug your iPod from your computer and then plug it again.
12) Open your iTunes it should again say that your iPod is detected in Recovery Mode, press the recover button in iTunes and follow the instructions, hope you got internet connection for this or else iTunes can't restore the firmware in your iPod. (if you have firmware then you can Shift + Click on the recover mode and choose the location of the firmware).
13)After this restoration then you will be prompted to input your iPod Name and there!! You got out of recovery mode without any additional application.
For those who do not want to follow these process you can try Ziphone or try iBrickr

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