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Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Facebook adds a New Event for Timeline, 'Expecting a Baby'

Facebook has introduced a new Timeline feature called 'Expecting a Baby”, which enables users to share time when they are going to become a mother or father. The new life event for Timeline allows expectant parents to share their baby's due date and also choose gender, whether it is a boy or a girl.
Moreover, Facebook users can also include details who is other parent, location and a story about the birth. There is also an option to add photos. Your announcements will appear in the Celebrations section, located in the upper-right corner where birthdays appear.
“Life Events are easy and expressive ways to mark significant moments in your life such as getting married, buying a house or traveling to new places. If you choose to, you can now share that you are expecting a baby with your friends on Facebook,” says the social networking website in a blog post

To use the new Timeline feature, go to your Timeline. Click Life Event from the sharing tool. Choose Family and relationships and select expecting a baby. Add the details you want to publish and click Save.

Similarly, to share that you just became a parent, follow the same steps, except choose new child in the family and relationships section. The announcement, as said before, will appear in the Celebrations section.
Facebook recently had released a similar feature for users who want to share news of their engagement or wedding. The social networking company earlier this month launched a new campaign called Facebook Stories, a new website where users can tell their stories on how the social networking site has been helpful in their real life. To know more about the Facebook Stories,keep visiting ..
What do you think of the new 'Expecting a Baby' feature? Let us know in the comments section below:

Saturday, 11 August 2012

Intel is going to launch wireless charging for ultrabooks & smartphones?

Intel is reportedly gearing up to launch a wireless charging system for both ultrabooks and smartphones next year,
The chipmaker hopes to integrate the technology into devices by the second half of 2013.
Intel’s system will coax power from an ultrabook and wirelessly deliver it to a smartphone via a transmitter.
According to the source, rival manufacturers are planning to follow suit: “In addition to Intel, there are already several smartphone players and telecom carriers aggressively developing wireless charging technology.
“Japan-based NTT Docomo and Sharp both previously launched smartphones with wireless charging functions that meet the Wireless Power Consortium's (WPS) Qi standard, but high prices are still creating barriers that distance consumers.”

Good Luck to Intel.....

Altering search by Google results to control piracy

 Google is altering its search results to de-emphasise the websites of repeat copyright offenders and make it easier to find legitimate providers of music, movies and other content.
The move is a peace offering to Hollywood and the music recording labels. This year, Google joined other Silicon Valley heavyweights to help kill legislation that would have given government and content creators more power to shut down foreign websites that promote piracy.
The Motion Picture Association of America issued a lukewarm response, saying it was "optimistic" the change would help steer consumers away from piracy.
"We will be watching this development closely - the devil is always in the details," MPAA senior executive president Michael O'Leary said in a statement.
Next week, Google will start using "valid copyright removal notices" to rank its search results, according to a Friday blog post by Google's senior vice president of engineering, Amit Singhal.
Google typically ranks websites based on how many other sites link to them, on the belief that sites that get more links are more trustworthy and useful. But Google also regularly tweaks its formulae to reflect special circumstances.
In this case, sites with high numbers of copyright-removal notices may get bumped down in rankings. In effect, that will help users find legitimate sources of content without removing any pages from its results completely. Google did not elaborate on what it considers to be valid notices.
Google's icy relationship with content creators has thawed slightly.
Last month, Google said it would offer a $50-per-month TV package over a super-fast fiber network in a Kansas City test bed. The package would offer mainstream channels including Viacom's Nickelodeon.
Google, which is based in Mountain View, California, also sells movies and music through its Google Play store on mobile devices that use its Android operating system.
But a $1 billion copyright lawsuit filed by Viacom against Google's YouTube in 2007 was re-instated by a federal appeals court in April after a lower court threw it out.
And last week, court papers showed that the Authors Guild is demanding Google pay $750 for each of the 20 million books it has scanned in a 7-year-old case.

Friday, 10 August 2012

How To Rename My computer and Recycle Bin on Windows 7

Well, on windows xp, we used to hack windows or go the hard way of registry – editing to rename my computer icon or recybin name but on windows 7, it is as easy as renaming anything else.
Just right-click on computer icon or recycle bin icon and select rename – enter the new name – You are done.
You can even rename computer menu in start menu the same way.

Wednesday, 8 August 2012

How to change name of recycle bin in Windows XP

Recycle Bin is the place that all your deleted files and folders goes after you delete them from the original purpose. To safeguard the files or folders just in case you accidentally remove them, the files and folders are not been cleaned and swiped off completely, instead been moved to recycle bin, so that they can be recovered when needed. However, what if you don’t like the name of recycle bin, and prefer name such as rubbish bin, garbage bin, unwanted file place, useless file corner and etc?

To change the name of recycle bin or rename recycle bin in Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows NT, Windows Me, Windows 98 or Windows 95, just edit a registry value:
  1. Open registry editor by going to Start -> Run, and execute regedit.
  2. Navigate to the following registry branch:
  3. On the right pane, locate the registry key of LocalizedString.
  4. Double click on LocalizedString or right click on LocalizedString and select Modify to modify the registry value.
  5. You should see the default value of “@%SystemRoot%\system32\SHELL32.dll,-8964″. Delete or remove the default value and key in your desired new recycle bin’s name in text, e.g. “Garbage Bin” (without quote).
  6. Refresh your desktop or Windows Explorer by pressing F5. You will see the new ‘recycle bin’ name.
  7. Optionally, you can also modify the text of InfoTip, commonly known as tooltip what display certain help tip, guide or description about Recycle Bin when the mouse is hovering on Recycle Bin icon on desktop. The default text is “Contains files and folders that you have deleted.” Simply double click on InfoTip, or right click on InfoTip and select Modify to change the text of the info tip.
  8. The default value is “@%SystemRoot%\system32\SHELL32.dll,-22915″, simply change it to another description that you want the tooltip to be.
  9. Refresh the desktop to make it effective.

Windows 8 users will get 'Do Not Track' options for IE10

Microsoft today said users of Windows 8 will be able to change the default setting for the DNT (Do Not Track) privacy feature in Internet Explorer 10 (IE10) when they first run the new operating system.
DNT signals whether a user wants online advertisers and websites to track his or her movements. All five major browsers -- Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Opera, and Safari -- can send a DNT signal.

In May, Microsoft announced that DNT would be switched on by default for IE10. That stance has not changed -- if users take no action, the feature will be enabled -- but today the company's chief privacy officer noted that customers can modify the setting if they want.
Setting choices after installation but before software runs is often described as a "first-run" option.
"DNT will be enabled in the 'Express Settings' portion of the Windows 8 set-up experience," Brendon Lynch, Microsoft's chief privacy officer, said in a Tuesday post to a company blog. "There, customers will also be given a 'Customize' option, allowing them to easily switch DNT off if they'd like."
Like earlier editions of the operating system, Windows 8 will offer users alternatives when they first run the software. The Express option accepts the defaults Microsoft has set, including DNT, and is assumed if the user does nothing but proceed with the setup. Customize lets users modify the default settings before running Windows 8 for the first time. "By using the Customize approach, users will be able to independently turn on and off a number of settings, including the setting for the DNT signal," Lynch promised.
When the user allows Express to complete the Windows 8 setup, they will see what Lynch called a "prominent notice" that tells them IE10 will have DNT switched on.
"Microsoft keeps Do Not Track by default in Win[dows] 8 and IE10, but makes it a first-run option. Hard to argue with that," said Jonathan Mayer in a Tuesday tweet.
Mayer, a researcher at Stanford's CIS (Center for Internet and Society), is one of two Stanford students who devised the HTTP header concept used by browsers to signal a user's DNT decision. He is also active in discussions by the W3C (Worldwide Web Consortium) standards-setting group to finalize DNT's implementation.
In the past, rivals have complained about how Microsoft structures its Express settings, and have claimed that few users select the Customize alternative.
Lynch said feedback drove Microsoft to spell out how IE10 will handle DNT.
"Since [May], we have conducted additional consumer research that confirmed strong support for our 'consumer-privacy-first' approach to DNT," claimed Lynch. "We have also discussed our point of view with many interested parties, who want to learn more about how our customers will first experience and control the DNT setting in IE."
It's clear there are "interested parties" in Microsoft's unilateral decision to turn on DNT.

Monday, 6 August 2012

Windows 8 : Download Release Preview