Wednesday, July 8, 2009

How GoogleOS can kill Windows

The all new Google Chrome OS was outed this morning on the Big G’s official blog. But what does it mean for the next generation of netbooks and PCs? Read on to find out how Google Chrome OS can see off Windows and change computing forever.
1. It’s free
Google Chrome OS will be able to undercut Microsoft’s hefty licencing payments. Unlike Linux though, it’ll also come backed up by stacks of well known features from Google Docs, gMail, Picassa and of course, the Google Chrome browser. And what’s more that’ll all be integrated from the first boot–up.

2. It has Google’s name on it
Joe Public didn’t know or care for Linux. But Google Chrome OS is a different beast. Everyone who uses the web uses Google. And with their innovative and simple apps already hugely popular and untainted by the likes of Windows Vista debacle, regular folks should lap it up.

3. It’ll be quick
Booting up Windows takes time. But the Big G’s top bods say computers packing Google Chrome will “run as fast as when [users] first bought them.” That means almost instant boot up times and easy–as–you–like web access.

4. It’ll make cloud computing mainstream
Windows isn’t afraid of the cloud. But Google is at the cutting edge thanks to the likes of Google Docs, Calendars and gMail. The cloud is the future of personal computing and Google Chrome could be the first time people other than tech fiends get a taste.

5. It’ll be fully integrated
Setting up a Windows PC to sync your e-mail, calendar, contacts and documents with the web takes time. Ages, in fact. Google Chrome OS will sync your mail, calendars and docs right away as long as you’ve got a gMail address and are tied into the Big G’s ecosystem. Think Google Android but without the added hassle of your mobile operator complicating things.

6. It’ll give epic battery life
Google Chrome’s apps will all be web based, so processor use will be minimal. That means your battery won’t take a hammering when you start firing off emails and pootling round the web. If a netbook running Windows XP can go for 7 hours, imagine what a Google Chrome netbook can do. Is 24 hours out of the question?

7. It’ll be cheap
With a low power processor and next to no hard drive space thanks to everything happening in the cloud, you can expect a Google Chrome netbook to be dirt cheap. If they can get to that magic £100 mark, then imagine how many they’ll shift. With Windows machines at £300, Microsoft will struggle to compete.

8. It’ll be easy to use
Windows XP and Vista are relatively straight forward, but can cause plenty of head scratching for those getting their first PC. Google Chrome OS will undoubtedly be straight forward, especially as they’re promising low power and won’t want people spending ages rummaging around the OS. Think all your apps running from one basic home screen.

9. It’s not just for netbooks
Google has said they’ll “bring a number of netbooks to market with Google Chrome OS next year.” However, they’ve also stated that it won’t just be netbooks getting the Chrome OS treatment. Full–on PCs will also be involved, striking right at the heart of Windows’ homeland. Microsoft never had such issues with Linux.

10. It’s open source
Google Chrome OS will be ready for download later this year. And because it’s open source, just like Android, devs will be able to get to work on new apps right away. Plus if there’s any issues in the future, anyone will be able to work on a fix.

Google Chrome OS gets Launched Next Year

A Google operating system has been one of the web’s most consistent rumours for years, but today Google announced it is real: Google Chrome OS will be launched next year, going head to head with Windows.
Announcing the existence of the Google Chrome OS today, Sundar Pichai, Google’s vice president of product management and Linus Upson, Google’s engineering director said it would be “our attempt to re-think what operating systems should be.”
Promising the Chrome OS will be open source, lightweight and speedy, Google also pledges that Chrome OS will “start up and get you onto the web in a few seconds.”
Just like the Chrome browser, the Chrome OS will be designed to stay out of your way, maximising screen space for apps and web browsing. And on the subject of apps, Google says the Chrome OS will run software created using web technologies
“Of course, these apps will run not only on Google Chrome OS, but on any standards-based browser on Windows, Mac and Linux” Google explains, “thereby giving developers the largest user base of any platform.”
But the overall aim of Chrome OS is simplicity: Google has set out its mission by simply stating: “computers need to get better.”

Read The Official Google Blog Here

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Make an Autorun File For Your CD or DVD

If you want to make an autorun file for that CD you are ready to burn just read this...
1) Open a notepad.
2) Now Write:


Now save it as any name such as autorun.inf and not autorun.txt.And make sure that in the file type All Files is selected.

But remember! The "Setup_filename.EXE" MUST be replaced with the name of the setup file. And you also need to rember that it is not all of the setup files there are called *.exe but some are called *.msi
3) Now burn your CD/DVD with the autorun .inf file included.
4) Now set the disk in your CD/DVD drive and wait for the autorun to begin or if nothing happens just double-click on the CD drive in "My Computer".

Note:You can also run a Javascript or any batch file by this process and make it hidden. This is how a pen drive virus is made.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

iPhone 3.0 secrets: 7 Hidden features

iPhone 3.0 has settled in quite well in my view and I am sure many have been more than pleased to see Apple finally give the iPhone features such as copy and paste, MMS, landscape mode typing, Spotlight search, push notifications and many more. But did you know that actually there are some “hidden” functions that weren’t announced?

You may have figured out some of them yourself already but there are actually quite a few of them. I wouldn’t like to call this a secret but rather just tips and tricks to using the new iPhone OS 3.0. Check out the full list after the break…

1.You can now have 11 home screens instead of the previous limit of 9 home screens. So you can now launch 32 more iPhone apps from your iPhone’s home screen.

2.Thanks to Spotlight for iPhone, there is no limit on the number of iPhone apps that can be installed on the iPhone running iPhone OS 3.0 assumming that you have the required storage space on your iPhone. If you install more applications then the home screen icon limit, you can now access them using Spotlight.

3.This hidden feature addresses one of the minor annoyance in previous iPhone OS. When a phone call interrupts you, after the phone call you are taken back to the iPhone app you were using before you were interrupted.

4.iPhone’s virtual keyboard has also been updated with few more extra special characters while holding certain characters down similar to the “.com” button. In iPhone OS 3.0, when you hold down the “.” you also get “…”. The dash “-” also displays an em-dash “-” and quotations and apostrophes display “<<” and “>>” and can also be curved.

5.Along with Spotlight, Apple has also added Camera app to the Home button settings (Settings > General > Home Button) in iPhone fimrware 3.0 so if the Camera application is your favorite iPhone; you can quickly launch it from your iPhone’s home screen or any other iPhone app by double-clicking on the Home button.

6.You now have another option to force quit an unresponsive iPhone app. You can hold the sleep/wake button until the red slider appears, then press and hold down the home button to quit the iPhone app.

7.You can undo typing by shaking the iPhone. When you are in the Mail, Messaging, Safari or Notes applications, after you typed a word/several words, just shake the phone and a pop-up will appear, asking you whether you want to undo what you have just entered.