Google’s attempt to kill IE6

The kill IE6 mission was a bit of a success . But now it seems that Google has taken the responsibility of completely killing Internet Explorer 6.0.
A mail was sent by Google to many users and here’s what it said:

In order to continue to improve our products and deliver more sophisticated features and performance, we are harnessing some of the latest improvements in web browser technology. This includes faster JavaScript processing and new standards like HTML5. As a result, over the course of 2010, we will be phasing out support for Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 as well as other older browsers that are not supported by their own manufacturers.

We plan to begin phasing out support of these older browsers on the Google Docs suite and the Google Sites editor on March 1, 2010. After that point, certain functionality within these applications may have higher latency and may not work correctly in these older browsers. Later in 2010, we will start to phase out support for these browsers for Google Mail and Google Calendar.

Google Apps will continue to support Internet Explorer 7.0 and above, Firefox 3.0 and above, Google Chrome 4.0 and above, and Safari 3.0 and above.

App of the Week : MobRSS

Reading feeds is the best way to get content from the site without going through the jargon of pictures,ads and content. Feeds are successful due to the speed and simplicity they tend to offer.

This week’s app is all about reading feeds on your iPhone/iPod Touch. We were in the hunt for a feed reader which would just sync and download feeds at a time and the feeds would be available for future reading. We tested dozens of RSS Readers such as Feeds, RSS etc but the most catchy of all was Mobile RSS.

Mobile RSS is in our opinion the best Feed Reading application out on the App Store! When the app starts it asks the user for the username and password to the google account. After validating your email, the app gets all the latest feeds and stores it for future offline usage. Just a pull down of the page would let you refresh the content. You could even share a feed via email, facebook, readitlater, Twitter etc.
The only negative part was that we weren’t able to figure out the way to add a new subscription. Mobile RSS is hosted on Google Code.The app also works well with the accelerometer.

Features:- 9/10
Performance :- 10/10
Price :- $3.99
Platforms :- iPhone/iPod touch

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Meet Google’s Sister – Goojje!

A new search engine was launched in China which claimed of being Google’s Sister!
The Search engine is known as Goojje and looks exactly like Google. Jie Jie (Goojje) is mandarin for sister, while “ge ge” (Google) means big brother.
The site even seems to be Open Source!

Top rumored names for the iPad

Before Apple unveiled it’s Tablet, there were many rumors about what the name was going to be. Apple calls it the iPad. But let’s check out the other most popular rumored/suggested names :-

1. iSlate
2. iTablet
3. iTab
4. Apple Tablet
5. iPlate
6. Apple Newton 2.0
7. Apple Tablet PC
8. Mac Tablet
9. MacBook Tablet
10. Steve Jobs Latest Creation (ha ha)
11. The Netbook of Sauron
12. iPod Touch SuperSized


Apple iPad – Just another large iPod

Apple in an event yesterday released a new product which filled the gap between the iPhone and the MacBook pro. This new device is officially known as the iPad.

The iPad sports a 9.7 inch multitouch screen, with normal iPod features such as music, video , photos and apps from the app store. The iPad did not seem to have dazzled us.
It felt as just a large iPod.

The only two new functionalities observed was the implementation of iWork on the iPad and a new app , iBooks

iBooks is a book reader application for the iPad. There is even an online book store by Apple which will be integrated with the iTunes store.

Apple called the product a magical device . The iPad seems to be a promising kindle killer .
It lacked a lot of features again , no cameras were builtin, no multitasking support, only 64GB versions , no flash support yet !

The iPad runs on iPhone OS 3.2 and the keyboard too didn’t look that responsive . The idea of the iPad as a gaming console was even demolished by Apple! In short, the iPad did not have anything which made us say . ” Hell WoW, I am going to get this thing now!”

The hardware includes Apples own A4 chip along with wifi and 3G, accelerometer and compass.

The only revolutionary part was the price which starts at $499. The complete details of the ipad is now up on the apple website.

iBooks – Kindle Killer!

Apple released ibooks which is a great way to read and buy books. The app is featured for the iPad.

“It has a bookshelf. In addition there’s a button which is the store — we’ve created the new iBook Store. You can download right onto your iPad.” — Steve Jobs

Five big partners… Penguin, Macmillion, Simon & Shuster… and more.

The format of the books being ePub.

You can flip the page by tapping anywhere on the right, change the size, or flip back by tapping on the left. Or, drag the page over manually using touch.

You could even select the font of the book by just tapping the screen!