App of the Week : Cooliris

Ever wanted to download a picture from your picasa web album to your iPhone?or directly publish a picture from picasa or flickr to any of the social networking sites? Or wanted all your pictures to be arranged on a wall with effects? Well then here’s an app which would meet all your needs.

This cool app is known as Cooliris and is available on the Android as well as the iPhone. By using this app you could have all your web albums say picasa or flickr in one place. You could even download these pictures to your iPhone with just one touch. You could even add captions to your images and mark some precious ones as your favorites .

Another great thing is that you could directly share an image on any of the social networking sites! The app starts in landscape mode and you need to add your picasa or flickr usernames and the rest would happen on it’s own.

You could even watch popular YouTube videos playing!
All your pictures get arranged in a wall with dull lights in the background.

This app is even available for Google Chrome as an extension . This is a complete all in one and must have app for all kinds of users.

Ratings. : 9/10
Features : 10/10
Performance : 8/10
Price. : 10/10 (FREE)
Platforms : Android , iPhone/iPod touch , Google Chrome

Apple Safari 5.0

The Macworld Expo is on January 27th and all eyes are on the Apple Tablet and iPhone OS 4.0. Till date the Apple Tablet is just a rumor and Apple has yet not claimed of any such device.

Apple even recently sent an email to journalists stating “come see our latest creation” . The word creation has been associated with either the iSlate or the iPhone OS version 4.0. People seem to have forgotten about Safari!

Currently Safari is in version 4.0 and lacks a bit of features when compared to modern browsers such as Chrome and Firefox. Safari 4 was announced by Apple during Feburary 2009.

Maybe Apple is looking foward to release a new version of Safari. Safari 5 would bring in the option of customization . Users could download themes, plugins etc from the App Store.

The rendering engine could get better and a few bugs could be addressed .

DO POST IN YOUR OPINIONS ABOUT SAFARI 5!

Come see our latest creation

Apple sent an email to journalists inviting them to an event which is going to be held on 27 January at San Francisco, California.

The subject of the email being “Come see our latest creation” !

The subject says it all. Apple refers to the iPad.

iPhone OS 4.0 Features

The iPhone / iPod touch firmware upgrade 3.1 added loads of new features and functionalities to these beloved devices. There are rumors floating around the iPhone world suggesting the release of a new iPhone OS version 4.0 .If rumors are to be believed , the release is scheduled on 27th january at the macworld expo . It is believed that some app developer sent an email to a news website informing about the iPhone OS 4.0!

Predictions to the 4.0 OS are:

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WILL SYMBIAN BE ABLE TO MAKE A COMEBACK ?



In the clash of the Titans, only a few survive. Of the five operating systems of Google Android, iPhone OS, Blackberry OS, Windows Mobile and Symbian, the one released by Apple is the reigning one followed by Google.

Symbian, developed by Nokia, which was once ruling the roost, is now feeling the heat. As others are lured towards the Android and iPhone, the Symbian is in troubled waters. It seems that Nokia is fighting a losing battle, unless it comes out with game changing products with startling new features based on a Symbian upgrade or perhaps developed on a completely new platform itself.

However, unlike the Nexus One and the Apple Tablet, for which the world was waiting with bated breath, Nokia is yet to create the excitement. Will it be able to generate the market sentiment? Possibly, if they could come out with an innovation like a wearable mobile or human implants.

IE exposes Google to hackers!


Microsoft says a security flaw in its Internet Explorer browser played a role in the recent computer attacks against Google and at least 20 other companies. They said the security hole can be closed by setting browser’s Internet security to “High”. The company has also released an update to fix the problem.

Google Chrome Update!

Google Chrome Beta on Windows has been updated to version 4.0.249.64.

This new release puts the Channel name you are using beside the version number.

It also adds additional functionality to extensions .
Some of the major fixes and improvements are:-

1. The addition of internationalization support for extensions.
2. Adds a right-click context menu for Browser Actions and Page Actions.
3. Disables content scripts in Incognito mode.
4. Prevents extension popups from being dismissed when the focus changes from a child window of the popup, as it is the case with select popups
5. Enforces minimum version from the extension manifest.

A Week without Google!

Spending a week without using any of the Google products would be very difficult for a geek!
We at AppleGoogle plan to undertake this painstaking task and also provide our users with alternatives to Google products. This we think will make our users even more aware of the importance of Google in our daily lives.
Let the show begin!

DAY 1:

Google Search – It all started for Google with its search engine. And now they are up with so many products and services. So today,we have taken up the challenge of trying to survive without the Google search engine. Google’s search is a product which every Internet user would definately use while surfing the World Wide Web. There are a lot of alternatives to the search like Microsoft’s Bing, Yahoo, Metasearch,Ask, Lycos etc. We would use all these and try to get our jobs done without Google.
Starting up with Bing! We found Bing to be compelling and even the iPhone app was nearly as good as Google. Bing rendered all the searches nearly similar to that of Google but it did not have the plain background that Google has. It was a lot distractive due to the background picture and related search terms beside the results!

Next up was Yahoo! Yahoo’s user interface was very very distracting. The homepage had a lot of advertisements along with a list of other yahoo products and the search box was on the top. In fact yahoo took a bit of time to open up when compared to Bing and Google. The search results were accurate and good! It didn’t seem to differ much. But it did not display real time results and also it was unable to locate a lot of small pages.
Ask was another good search engine!
But in the end it turns out to be that no one can defeat Google, though Bing is a close competitor.
Inviting AppleGoogle patrons to share their experiences on other search engines vis a vis Google.

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