Monday, October 22, 2012

Hulu App comes to Windows 8

Hulu app comes to windows 8 with all its Windows 8 Modern UI interface(Metro UI).


The app will be preloaded on select Acer and Sony Windows 8 tablets. For everyone else with Windows 8, the app can be found in the  Windows Store here.



Read more at Hulu here.

Skype comes to Windows 8

While windows 8 is getting ready to release on Oct 26th, Skype team shows the new windows 8 skype app. The app looks like seamlessly integrated with the OS in the People hub and provide “always on” connectivity. The new Metro UI looks cool too. Skype for Windows 8 will notify you about new calls and instant messages so you’ll always know when someone is contacting you. You’ll be able to receive voice and video calls and chats even if you’ve navigated away to another app or to the desktop, enabling you to stay more connected with your contacts whatever you’re doing.


Saturday, July 16, 2011

Google+ After two weeks

Google+ has exploded in terms of users in the two weeks that it has been available. Though it is still invite only, it has attracted more than 10 million users. More than 1 billion items have been shared on Google+ already. Google+ added $20 billion to Google’s Market cap.


They say Google+ is not really about social. Watch the pics


Some say its just a facebook clone. This user explains why G+ is not a FB clone. 


What the problem with G+ is? Too geeky. Too few females. . However, the ratio of M vs. F has improved from 87% male a while ago, to 74% now



Thursday, July 14, 2011

"What Do You Love?" by Google is a website rolled out by Google which shows A Range Of Google Product Results On One Page.

Here’s the site itself:


Here is the quick introduction video.



This seems like an User Experience experiment, as they mash up different categories of search results on one page. Looks nice, though.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Windows Phone 7 Mango new Features.

Having played around with Windows Phone 7 Mango for almost a month, I’ve found the beta release to be stable and pretty functional. Following are the features which I liked the most and proved useful to me.


  • Call Log History.
  • Location checkins
  • Conversation view in email clients.
  • Batter saver
  • Windows Live Messenger and Facebook chat along with switching between SMS and Facebook chat.
  • Bind Local Scout and Music Search.
  • Redesigned Music and Videos hub
  • Improved Call screen
  • Now playing lock screen
  • IE9 with HTML5 support
  • Sharing links from IE to facebook and windows live.
  • Autofix pictures
  • Multitasking and background tasks
  • Visual Voice Mail
  • SMS and Mail dictation
  • App search
  • Unified Inbox
  • Inbuilt Twitter and Linked In support
  • Video Full screen Mode and Video dragging bar.
  • Outlook OOF setting
  • Task switcher
  • Image search
  • Bing Vision
  • Voice search

and lot more will be updated soon. Mango build is one heck of an update. Stay tuned for this fall.

Facebook Video Chat

Facebook announced a new feature to their site which involved video-calling and group chat in collaboration with Skype. This new feature involved giving current Facebook chat users the ability to video call their friends. They will be rolling out these features automatically over the next few weeks. If you don’t want to wait for these products, you can get it now. You can also create an ad-hoc group by adding more than one Facebook friend in the Facebook chat interface.


Click on the name of contact you want to chat with and then click on the Video calling icon in the chat window. You will be prompted to download a plugin for your browser. This is only a one-time process, so you will be able to video chat in the future without having to install this plugin again


The other feature announced was the ability to find people to chat with easier. Given that you have the available screen space, you can now see a ‘buddy list’ of Facebook friends. This will allow you more easily find the people you want to chat with.


Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Google Takeout

Google has unveiled yet another product at which allows users to export their data out of Google for all Google products they are currently using. Additionally, all the data is made available in open and portable formats so it’s really easy to import them on other services.




Google takeout works with Google buzz, Google profile, Picasa web albums, Google Contacts and Google circles while support for more products is a work in progress. Using the tool is fairly simple, head over to the Google takeout page, sign in with your Google account and choose the products for whom you want to export the data.