Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Google splices home page with zipp Amazing Look

(Credit: Screenshot: Chris Matyszczyk/CNET)
Though I had often been grateful for it, I had never thought who had actually invented the zipper until tonight.
Again, Google's fine polymathic doodlers entered my mind and implanted another chip of knowledge.
For it seems that a Swedish-American electrical engineer named Gideon Sundback was the man who perfected the zipper.
Britain's Guardian, which, thanks to the time difference, must have enjoyed an early exposure to Google's latest doodle, explained Sundback's technological breakthrough.
While interlocking teeth had been around for a while, Sundback had stuck a dimple on the underside of each zipper tooth and a nib on the top of it, so that the zipping and unzipping would function with a little more predictability.
Sundback would have been 132 on April 24. Somehow, the doodlers noodled out his history in order to present it to us, the ignorant masses who are still occasionally far too engrossed in Facebook (oh, I mean Google+) to do up our flies.
Sundback apparently meant his invention to be used in boots. But American ingenuity soon translated his thinking to pants and dresses. And, um, those shiny red bodices that you can get in certain leathery areas of major cities.
What's lovely about this doodle is that, when you click on it, it zips apart to reveal the Sundback search page.

It's not side-splitting, but it is extremely joyous. 

Monday, 23 April 2012

New Skype 5.3 for Mac Coming Soon

his Monday Skype released a new version of its client software for Apple Mac, which brings a number of improvements.

The latest version 5.3 is optimized for Mac OS X Lion and includes support for high definition (HD) video calls.

The company said: "With Skype 5.3 for Mac OS X, you'll also be able to send and receive HD quality video when talking to your friends and family." 

For an extra cost, the software include features like group video calling or group screen sharing. Also, Skype made a deal with Facebook to offer video chat to the social networking service.

In May, Skype was acquired by Microsoft for $8.5 billion. The Windows version is 5.5 

New Version Adobe CS6 Release For Sales

The launch of the newest and most feature-packed versions of Adobe's design tools, Creative Suite 6, is being held today in San Francisco. Those eagerly anticipating the official release will be happy to know it's coming "within 30 days," and that Adobe is starting pre-orders for the software immediately. We covered a lot of the changes in Photoshop CS6 in our hands-on preview, but the company's numerous other offerings such as Illustrator, Dreamweaver, and After Effects are getting significant updates as well. Pricing remains more or less the same compared to CS5.5, with the regular and Extended versions of Photoshop CS6 unchanged at $699 and $999 respectively.

For the most part, Adobe is offering its CS packages at the same price as its 5.5 offerings as well, with pricing for the Design Standard ($1,299) and Master Collection ($2,599) packages remaining unchanged. One notable exception is the Production Premium package for video professionals, which is being bumped up $200 to $1,899 thanks in part to the addition of new applications Adobe Prelude and Adobe Speed Grade. Lastly, Adobe's $1,799 Web Premium package is being dropped from the company's lineup, replaced with the $1,899 Design and Web Premium package.

One major change in pricing this year is Adobe's launch of Creative Cloud, which gives subscribers access to all of Adobe's Creative Suite tools, in addition to Lightroom 4, for a monthly fee. The company hopes its $49.99-a-month subscription service ($19.99 a month for students) will allow it to drive more purchases, similar to how it was able to increase revenues with the launch of the original CS software suite.

If you're interested in seeing exactly what Adobe has in store with its newest release, be sure to check out its live streaming launch event, beginning at 10AM Pacific time and being rebroadcast through the day.

Sunday, 22 April 2012

Delete Yourself From the Internet

The Internet companies that power your online life know that data equals money, and they're becoming bolder about using that data to track you. If they get their way, your every online step would be not only irrevocable, but traceable back to you. Fortunately, there are some positive steps you can take to reclaim your online history for yourself.
The online privacy software company Abine, which makes Do Not Track Plus, also offers a service called DeleteMe, which removes your data from numerous tracking sites and keeps it from coming back. In an unusual gesture, though, they've made public how to do for yourself everything that DeleteMe does. Here's my take on their advice.
Be warned, though. The following are not easy instructions, and it's not because they're technically complex. They require a tenacity and wherewithal that is likely to either exhaust you, drive you borderline bonkers, or both. (And no, I haven't followed the instructions to remove myself because it's essential to my job that I can be found by strangers.)
Step 1: Prepare yourself: You're going to have to be polite.
These instructions require patience for the antics of others and determination to get the job done. It's not a bad idea to get something inanimate to take your frustrations out on, because often getting your data successfully removed or changed will require the good faith of the person you're dealing with. Things are not likely to go your way the first time around.
Step 2: Aggressively track sites that aggressively track you.
This is where the DeleteMe service comes in. They currently charge you $99 to un-track you from the tracking data clearinghouses, which in turn sell your data to others entities. You can follow Abine's list of services and do the deed yourself, and that means writing many e-mails, sending numerous faxes, and placing enough phone calls to make you wish for a time machine so you can go back to the 19th century to do violence unto Alexander Graham Bell.
One thing that isn't clear from Abine's list is that most of these data aggregators will re-add you within a few months, so I recommend at least bi-annual checks to see if they've sucked up your data again. Be tenacious, be polite, and if this is important to you, stick with it until you get what you want.
If you're concerned about privacy and people making connections between your birthday, your address, and your Social Security number, you owe it to yourself to perform at least one Web search for your name and see what comes up. You might be unpleasantly surprised.
Step 3: To protect your reputation, removal must be done from the source.
To get Google, Bing, and other search engines to notice a change in information as it is presented on the Web, the original site hosting that information must change. It doesn't matter which site is the source. It could be Facebook, or a local blog, or a gaming forum. If it's showing up in search results, it has little to do with the search engine and everything to do with the site of origin. Once that site has changed, then you'll see a change in the search results.
Getting something removed from a site is not a scientific process, even though you must be methodical about it. Ask politely, and as I noted above, you're likely to have to ask more than once and using more than one way to communicate. You likely will have to be a rake at the gates of Hell, but one that uses words like "please" and "thank you".
Look for the name of a writer, or Web site manager, and if no contact information is listed, do a WhoIs search by typing "whois". Be sure to include the quotes. That will tell you who registered the site, which is a good place to start on smaller Web sites. Look for phone numbers, e-mail, and fax numbers, and follow up your initial communication.
Once you have a name, even if you can't find a phone number or e-mail, you can probably take an educated stab at one. Use a site like E-mail Format to help you out. And in your e-mail, be sure to explain clearly, concisely, and logically why your request ought to be honored.
A willingness to compromise can get you better results, too. If, for example, your initial request to fully remove your name gets refused, see if asking to have your identity anonymized will work. And if one person at the site you've contacted keeps stalling you, see if there's another you can contact instead.
Step 4: Get Google to hustle on search engine changes.
If you've been successful in changing a site, but Google is still showing the older version, you can use Google's URL Removal Tool to accelerate the process. Note that this will require a Google account, and that if you get Google to change, you're going to have to submit requests to other major search engines like Bing separately.
Step 5: Paint over the bad with good.
In cases where you can't get the site to remove the content that's negatively affecting your reputation, you can create new, fresh, positive content to counteract it. The idea is that the Positive You will bury the Negative You. Rick Santorum is a great example of how this can work in reverse, and no, I'm not going to link to it for you.
You can also use social-networking sites to bury bad news. From About.Me to Flickr to Twitter, social networks tend to rank highly in search results. By creating and maintaining accounts that use your real name, you can elevate the social networking results for your name and, ideally, drop the results you want to bury onto the second page of results. Since studies show that second-page results are viewed significantly less often than first-page, this could be a successful burying strategy.
However, a key component of this is linking the networks, so be prepared to do far more social networking than you had been.
Step 6: Go (politely) nuclear. Get a lawyer.
If you suspect something is actually defamatory, seek out legal advice. Gather your evidence, be polite and firm, and seek out someone who can guide you through the thorny legal thicket. This will also depend on your country -- England has much broader defamation and libel laws than the United States does -- and your budget.
My colleague Declan McCullagh noted a potential complication in hiring a lawyer: SLAPP laws. Although they vary from state to state, they all basically aim to prevent unsubstantiated legal threats. If you threaten someone, that person can turn around and sue you for attorneys fees and damages.
The bottom line:
There is no foolproof method for changing how you're presented on the Internet, whether looking at purely personally-identifiable data or the much more subjective presentation of your personal reputation. However, if these are concerns of yours, you're not alone out there, and these six steps will give you concrete actions you can take to reclaim your identity and repair how others see you.

Skype 1.0 Launched By Microsoft For Windows Phone

Version 1.0 of Skype for Windows Phone is now available in the Windows Phone Marketplace, as reported by
The 6 MB free Skype for Windows Phone app runs on Windows Phone 7.5 devices and higher. It works over Wi-Fi or 3G. Version 1.0 replaces the beta of the app which Microsoft rolled out at the end of February.
WPCentral notes that the 1.0 release3 adds the ability to search for and add new contacts and call landlines. However, it does not allow background calling, meaning the app will only allow someone to call if the user has Skype open and is in the app.
Microsoft is expected to more tightly integrate Skype with the Windows Phone 8 operating system release. However, according to early leaks, Skype will still remain a standalone app by the time Windows Phone 8 debuts, which is expected to be before the end of calendar 2012.
There are already Skype for iPhone, Skype for Android and Skype for Blackberry apps available.
WPCentral also noted today that the 2.0 version of Microsoft's SkyDrive cloud-storage app for Windows Phone also is now in the Windows Phone Marketplace, too. Microsoft's SkyDrive team recently added ODF document support and URL shortening, among a few other features, to SkyDrive

Listen To Music TO Your Friendz On Facebook Chat

Music is one of the most powerful and fun ways to connect. Whether it's at a concert with a bunch of people or on a long car ride with your best buddy, we love listening to music with our friends. But what if you could listen to music with your friends when you're alone, like at work, at home or on the go?

Today, with music services on Facebook, there's a new way to listen with friends. This feature lets you listen along with any of your friends who are currently listening to music. You can also listen together in a group while one of your friends plays DJ.

You can listen to the same song, at the exact same time—so when your favorite vocal part comes in you can experience it together, just like when you're jamming out at a performance or dance club.

How It Works

Look for the music note in the chat sidebar to see which of your friends are listening to music. To listen with a friend, hover over their name, and click the Listen With button. The music will play through the service your friend is using.

When a new song plays, you'll come along for the ride, discovering new music while your friend DJs for you
You can control who you're listening along with through your settings. Learn more here.

Rollout Starts Today

Now, you can experience enjoying music together with your friends no matter where you are. This feature will start rolling out over the next few weeks. We hope you enjoy listening with friends!
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Earn Money Online True Way

What is

When coming to Earn money Online is Great,I have started my Career there a year ago and till Now I have earned upto 20000$ just by putting some of my time.The Biggest thing I like about odesk is, it helps you to connect to buyers which is the most important thing in any career,you can increase contacts and it helps you to get some future projects as well.Let’s take an example :Suppose you are the Independent contractor(Freelancer) at Odesk and George which is the owner of some Acme Inc. and he wants to get their website done and he does not know any web designing company ,so, He comes to Odesk and search contractors there and you provide this(web Design:I provide Thesis Theme customisation) service there and he contacted you and you get paid when the webiste is done.Thst’s really Great,Sitting at even coffee shop or at the comfort of your Home you can do this.
What type of projects are there?

Fixed price projects:There are fixed price projects there,This means that suppose someone posted the job and he wants the website built or anything in the 200$ ,This is called Fixed price can Bid on that and when you won the projects ,you will get paid 200$ or your Bid amount after the project is done,you can ask for upfront also before starting the project to save your time ,I always ask upfront in fixed price projects like upto 50%,20% etc. to save my work time or getting paid instead of helping other free.

Hourly basis projects:These type of projects are really very helpful ,in this way you can charge Employers/Buyers on Hourly basis like 15$/hr,40$/hr depends on your capabilities and skills.

Payment Methods

The Best Thing I like about Odesk is, They have several payment methods available:

Local Funds Transfer:This allows you to transfer your funds that you have earned on Odesk at your Local Bank Account,In India I have Axis Bank account so I transfer all my earnings to this ,you can use any PNB,HDFC,canara etc.
Paypal:They transfer your funds through paypal as well ,It is instantaneous ,well it can take time around 1 day also.
By Payoneer Mastercard:I used to get paid via Payoneer but due to politics in our Country(India),Indian Government banned this service but if your are from some other country ,This is the Best way to get Paid .
Moneybookers:You can get paid via MoneyBookers as well.
Wire Transfer:you can get paid via Via wire Transfer as well..
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