Saturday, August 20, 2011

Rise Of Low Cost Android Phones

Android has really helped unconventional phone manufacturers to go smart phone! Earlier, not too many vendors had smart phones released to market. Thanks to Android! Anyone with the basic H/W can push phones to market. This is a success story of Open Source and Google has been manufacturer friendly with no rules for their OS to run on phones! Below is a phone, Huawei Vision – a hi-end Android smart phone (may not be cheap but compared other hi-end phones, will be cheaper). Earlier, I’ve never heard of Huawei making touch screen smart phones! Huawei makes other low cost phones such as Huawei Ideos. Also, there is a hoard of new low cost manufacturers in India who do Android phones such as Videocon, Karbonn, Spice, Lava etc.


Saturday, August 6, 2011

Google Instant Pages For Chrome! Load Web Sites Much faster With Chrome!

Google Chrome is fast becoming popular browser. As more and more traffic will arrive from chrome, it may be worthwhile to understand what Google Instant Pages (pre-rendering of pages) are all about. Below is a browser market share in 2011. Internet explorer is fast losing market share and Chrome is gaining traction.

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What are Google Instant Pages?

In simple words, Google instant pages is all about predicting the next link that the user is most likely to click and pre-rendering the link so that the link is available much faster. This is already available in the form of Google Suggest and Google Instant – they prefetch the links on the search page and load pages that the user is most likely to click next. This saves a lot of time of the user.

Using Google instant pages, you can customize your site, add the same intelligence so that when your website is viewed on Chrome browser, the next link that is most likely to be clicked would be pre-rendered. It is a complete rendering and very different from Firefox’s pre-fetching technology. This will guarantee that the next click of the link would be rendered instantaneously. A simple html code needs to be added as follows

How to enable pre-rendering in your blog?

Here is the details -

Read more at Google Code

Friday, August 5, 2011

Sending Free SMS on Nokia, Android

Sending SMS over your GPRS or 3G data plan is simple with Whatsapp, a cross platform App. You can send free unlimited SMS using this App. It is really easy and cool. Available on Android, Blackberry, Nokia and more. Best of all, you can even share images, videos via this app. Try this fast :)


Sunday, July 10, 2011

How To Create Great Looking Web Sites In Minutes? – Easy Web Site Creators!

Many of us want to have web sites for personal or business reasons but do not know how to program in HTML/Web 2.0. This is a major roadblocks for many. People believe that to create a great looking websites you need to have programming skills or need to hire a good consultant who could do just that. Well, yeah, it is true that we need to be able to program or hire a programmer. But, there are other ways as well, Such as an easy step by step website creating services such as Cabanova, Website Painter etc.  They are so very easy to use and do not cost too much. Under $20 a month, you can get scalable and professional websites for your business. Cabanova even offers a free limited service (50MB storage) as well. You can check it out.



  • Very very easy to use web site builder
  • Lots of templates - 1000+ and neatly categorized.
  • Lots of widgets – Facebook, Twitter integration, photo galleries, statistics, polling, map integration and what not
  • Very light weight design – loads in seconds.

Website Painter


WebsitePainter is a web site builder for creating professional looking Websites, without HTML knowledge and programming. With a few clicks it is possible to create web pages with elements like Web2.0 buttons, gradients, round borders, hover effects, transparencies, continuous text and more

Zeta Producer


Zeta Producer is a free website generator CMS that allows you to publish your website within minutes.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Free Batch Watermark Creator – Add Watermark Easily

Sometimes you need to add watermark in to your photos to make them copyrighted. Or You may want to add time and date on which the photo was taken or add some fancy captions. There are many software tools available. However, this small watermark utility is a nice one. You can easily add watermark and even add watermark to the folder at one shot. Batch watermarking is a boon if you have too many photos. Very neat and highly configurable tool is highly recommended.


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Panoramic Photos Of Lepakshi Temple (India)

Recently I had been to Lepakshi Temple and I must say that it is really a nice place. Great historical place. Here is the map view.

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Some of the photos are here.

Lepakshi Panorama


Temple at Lepakshi

Giant Nandi is the star attraction! More than 400 years old. I wish God had taken a time lapse video since its early days. Many generations would have been captured in that video.

Lepakshi nandi

Lepakshi Photos

Sunday, June 5, 2011

ShareBaazi – Unique Virtual Trading Online Game

ShareBaazi is an interesting trading game that teaches the player the nuances of share trading in a thrilling manner. ShareBaazi is powered by Economic Times.

ET Sharebaazi gives you Rs 10L of virtual money to invest and lets you try your hand with real stock at real prices. Since this is just an online trading game, there is no risk of losing money :) However, it is a game with some rewards for sure. You can win lots of rewards and prizes for winning the game. Getting started with the game is simple;

Just Sign Up and Sign In. Follow simple rules to create a winning portfolio and you are all set to win prizes every week!


Sunday, May 29, 2011

How To Create Your Own Retail Shop In Minutes? BuildaBazaar – A Cloud Retail Shop Builder

Building an online retail shop has become easier than ever with BuildaBazaar service. As easy as a few clicks with zero upfront investment opportunity for business enthusiasts! It guarantees automatic product visibility to millions of users using cloud services. Not only that, It offers instant integration with social media, store management, user friendly navigation, branding and personalization. These are really great feature for any one who is looking to have an online business presence.

Please check their How It Works section.


Thursday, May 19, 2011

How To Backup Your Facebook Account?


Downloading all your data from Facebook is really simple. There is a little feature in Facebook account page, that lets you backup your entire data by downloading.


1. Log in to Facebook

2. Click on Account (on Top most corner)

3. Click on Account Settings

4. Click on Download information –> Learn more

5. Facebook takes a while to gather all information – include everything, photos, messages, personal info, media etc.

6. Once the data gathering completes, Facebook triggers an email to your registered email with the link to download. Simple!

This tool lets you download a copy of your information, including your photos and videos, posts on your Wall, all of your messages, your friend list and other content you have shared on your profile. Within this zip file you will have access to your data in a simple, browse able manner.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Micromax Journey In To Froyo – Bling 2 Girlish Phone Specifications


Micromax is expected to release Bling 2 in May, 2011 which is their successor of highly successful Micromax Bling. Exclusively targeted for ladies, Bling 2 is affordable at the same time, feature rich phone. It is expected available at a mere 8K odd price tag, with Android 2.2 (Froyo), 3G, GPS, Bluetooth, Dual SIM, Mi Fi, Capactive Touch screen, 3MP Camera and with lots of storage capacity is surely going to rock the ladies! Also, it has crystals on them :)

Price – Approx 8,990 Rs/-

Micrmax has surely understood this hidden untapped market – feature rich phone designed for ladies!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Rise Of Mobile Internet Users In India – Mobile Internet Trend [Opera Report]

Mobile internet users are getting increasingly more in numbers in India. There will be a whole lot of players (mostly start ups) who are going to leverage this trend in the coming days.

  • More than 40% of Indians prefer Mobile Internet because of unavailability of Desktop Internet in someway or the other.
  • Reason for this large user preferring Mobile Internet are
    • Cheaper rate plans
    • Easy accessibility (easier than using a computer)
    • It is more convenient to use Mobile instead of a laptop
  • More than 95% of the Indian mobile internet users are Males

Some of the stats from Opera and On device research are below. 




Via [IndiaInfoline]

Secret Growth Of Amazon – Excellent Statistics On How Amazon Is Leveraging Multiple Startup Success though started as an electronic – online book store in the mid 90s has now become a multi faced conglomerate. They have a successful cloud infrastructure, online retailing, electronic shops and many acquisitions in the last few years have really made Amazon as mighty as the Amazon river!


Here is an interesting Slide that explains why Amazon is as strong as Apple or Google or Microsoft! Their rise is phenomenal and here is why: the Hidden Empire
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