Times of India Alive App – Review

Today I came across an interesting app, Alive app from Times Of India. A very nice concept to engage smartphone users to interactive content. But this app is from TimesMobile, not Times Internet Limited. Whatever, lets go and try it out. I quickly opened web-browser on my Android 4.1 tablet and jumped to aliveapp.in. Install. Open. And here is what I felt about it, discouraging, my all hopes are stranded. Read on to know how wrong they are in marketing, technological advances, app design, and mobile user interfaces. (It should be noted that I have not used this app on…

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Showcase of Indian Academic Websites

Web is ubiquitous. An institute’s website is the first impression an applicant has. However, Indian institutes are not gearing up for this changing scenario. Indian academics’ websites are far beyond the quality of US colleges and universities. I understand, in India institutes have other major problems to deal with and building a website comes at last. In this post, I tried to pick some of the best designs from Indian academic world. Here go some recommendations first – Rich colour photographs: They add liveliness to your website. Some of the academic websites have photographs of saturated colours and these are…

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Need for Storage! 1TB

Remember the days of 4GB of disk space? That was just 10 years back… Our demand for space is kicking each day and I have seen all for 4, 40, 160, 1000. So, what all we want to store? Primarily *media, *songs, *photos and a few (i mean very very few) data files. If I calculate (approximately), my all precious data can fit in 4GB. Remaining 996GB is for storing entertainment stuff? (actually yes 🙂 )

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Google अनुवाद

Read this: जेना एक अर्थ वेब रूपरेखा जावा में लागू है. यह आप की दुकान करने के लिए / क्वेरी / अनुमान RDF / RDSF / उल्लू triples की अनुमति देता है. जेना एक triples RDF () में से सेट में मॉडल कहा जाता है या मॉडल वस्तु के भीतर जमा. डिफ़ॉल्ट द्वारा जेना में पैदा-स्मृति मॉडल है, लेकिन इस पर कार्रवाई करने के लिए उपयुक्त triples की अगर आपके पास बहुत बड़ी सेट नहीं है. यहाँ sdb आप को बचाने के लिए आता है. यह जेना की है कि आप MySQL, MSSQL, PostgreSQL, Oracle, आदि जैसे संबंधपरक डेटाबेस में…

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Create Polaroid Like Photo Effect Online

Polaroid-It goes online now… It’s a free tool for creating Polaroid look-a-like images instantly and that also right from you browser. All it takes is to pick a photo and clicking ‘Create’ button 🙂 Here is what it supports: Add caption to your photo Match the background. This gives stunning effect right into your photo album. And it’s free, even without any watermarks 😉 Jpeg/Png/Gif files supported. Click on the image to download. You can use this tool to create vintage look photo with frame. Also you can give caption, get a black-n-white, good contrast image, and sepia photo there…

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Fun with Yahoo Media Player!

A quick way to insert music in your site: Create hyper-links for few MP3 files Insert following script code to your page <script type=”text/javascript” src=”http://mediaplayer.yahoo.com/js”></script> You are done! Yahoo! Media Player will be loaded and it will make all media links clickable 🙂 Here are few of my favorite tracks. Use the play button to listen. Thanks to RadioReloaded.com. Tere Naina, Chandi Chowk To China (2009) Jaane Kyun Log Pyar Karte Hein, Dil Chahta Hai (2001) Akela hoon Mein, Raeth Gum Sum Ho Kyun, Aksar Ye Jo Mohabbat Hai, Dil Vil Pyar Vyar (2002) Mumma, Dasvidaniya (2008) Tujh Mein Rab…

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Sony Ericsson W660i: Features (Review)

Two days back I bought W660i, a Walkman series mobile phone from Sony Ericsson. It features 2 MP Camera, Walkman 2.0, FM Radio, 512 MB card, Bluetooth, Video Call, Email/RSS, USB mass storage, Flight mode, Synchronization services, Stylish, and all these in less than INR 9K. In addition to those common features, this phone features something new. In this post I’m going to write those specifications which you won’t be able to know unless you buy the phone. Here are a few:

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Foxit – PDF Reader

Q: How many times in a day you wait for Adobe Acrobat Reader to load? A: Almost 2-5 items a day, as I’m an avid Internet user. Let me list down where Acrobat Reader sucks: The Adobe Reader 8 installer a massive 20.8MB setup to download and time consuming setup. Version 5 was roughly fast whereas new versions are becoming more memory hungry and CPU intensive and version 7 is damn hungry. It takes almost 10-15 seconds to load! Frankly speaking, I hate their patents listed in splash screen. If a PDF file has high graphics it sucks further and…

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Review: mama_pendse

Well, it easy (as an Software Proffessional) to think about the ability of an AI chat-robot. Here is a simple chat that I had with “Mama_Pendse“: Ankit Jain: hi Ankit Jain: u there ? mama_pendse: Hi Ankit Jain, How are you today ? mama_pendse: Thanks for the information. mama_pendse: I can tell climate in any city in World, send me message climate mumbai Ankit Jain: well what’s the weather in Pune mama_pendse: Cloudy. Ankit Jain: give me more info mama_pendse: Why do you want it? Ankit Jain: just for my information mama_pendse: Your purpose is his or her information. Ankit…

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