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Make Calls from Gmail

August 26, 2010 Leave a comment

I am surprised when I opened my Gmail inbox today. What I see is a calling service service offered by Gmail!


This is what Google told us about

You can now place calls to landline and mobile phones from within Gmail. Just dial any phone number and you’ll be connected. Calls to the U.S. and Canada are free in 2010. International calls are billed at our insanely low rates.

You have to download a voice plug in for using this service

Google voice interface simple and sleek and it got lot of features

Google voice service is currently offered in US only. They have plan of expanding this to additional countries

Google Notebook Ended

August 15, 2010 Leave a comment

Google Notebook – is a free online application offered that allows users to save and organize clips of information while conducting research online.
The development of this service I have used some year earlier (2 Jun 2007 – This is what my last note on Google Notebook tell me). has been stopped. There is no new user signup but the good news is existing user can still use it. 
It has been a handy gadget while doing online surfing, but Google thinks that it is now part of good old days and they have to offer some new and enhanced products. This is what is listed as alternate to Google Notebook ()


  • SearchWiki – We recently launched a feature on Search that will let you re-rank, comment, and personalize your search results. This is useful when you’ve found some results on Google Search that were really perfect for your query.
  • Google Docs – If you’re trying to jot down some quick notes, or create a document that you can share with others,
  • Tasks in Gmail – For a lightweight way to generate a todo list or keep track of things, we recently launched.
  • Google Bookmarks – For a tool that can help you remember web pages that you liked and access them easily, You can even add labels to your bookmarks to better organize and revisit them.

Opera competing in web landscape

February 9, 2010 2 comments

Opera has always been innovative in terms of features but i don’t know why it does not well stands in terms of user base 😦

See some unique features of Opera 10.10

Opera Unite [Use applications to share content with others in a quick and easy way.]
Opera Unite is a new technology platform allowing you to share content directly with friends, without having to upload anything to a Web site. You can stream music, show photo galleries, share files and folders, or even host your own Web pages directly from your browser.

Opera Link [Synchronize your Speed Dial, bookmarks, notes and other useful data.]
Opera Link™ is a free service that enables data sharing between all your computers and devices. It can synchronize your bookmarks, Speed Dial entries, notes and other useful browser information, so they are available to you wherever you go.
The first time you use Opera Link, Opera synchronizes your browser data to an online server. Any change you make in your browser is also reflected on this server. When you log into Opera Link with a second Opera Browser, all browser data from the online storage is merged with the browser data already in the new browser. If you delete a bookmark in the second Opera browser, this bookmark will also automatically be deleted on the online server and all copies of Opera which are logged in to this Opera Link account.

Opera Turbo [Boost your speed with our powerful servers to compress Web pages, so you get them faster.]
Opera Turbo is a server-side optimization and compression technology that speeds up data transfer and reduces the amount of data that needs to be downloaded in order to view the page by up to 80%. Among other means, the compression is achieved by image down-sampling therefore some level of distortion in graphics may occur.

Visual tabs
Drag the handle underneath the tabs to reveal thumbnails of your open Web pages.

Customizable Speed Dial

Get easy access to your favorite sites every time you open a new tab. Choose the layout and the background you prefer.

Organize your time while at work

January 20, 2010 Leave a comment

Organize your time while at work that is what we all need 😉

LeechBlock is a simple productivity tool designed to block those time-wasting sites that can suck the life out of your working day. (You know: the ones that rhyme with ‘Blue Cube’, ‘Pie Face’, ‘Space Hook’, ‘Hash Pot’, ‘Sticky Media’, and the like.) All you need to do is specify which sites to block and when to block them.

You can specify up to six sets of sites to block, with different times and days for each set. You can block sites within fixed time periods (e.g., between 9am and 5pm), after a time limit (e.g., 10 minutes in every hour), or with a combination of time periods and time limit (e.g., 10 minutes in every hour between 9am and 5pm). You can also set a password for access to the extension options, just to slow you down in moments of weakness!

Source: LeechBlock

Categories: Internet

Organize your time while at work (Chrome)

January 20, 2010 Leave a comment

Organize your time you spend while at work I found another plug-in which is for Google Chrome

You sit down at the computer, and you swear you’ll be productive. Next thing you know, it’s twelve hours later. You’ve checked your email, updated your Facebook status, browsed the trending topics on Twitter, read your RSS feeds, looked up your favorite band on Wikipedia, vanity googled yourself, cyber-stalked your ex, looked at all your high-school crushes’ Facebook photos, and lost a week’s pay playing online poker. What you haven’t done is WORK. The fact is, it’s very hard to stay focused on work or school when you have all the world’s information, news, music, and *cough*porn*cough* at your fingertips. Sometimes self-control is in short supply, and you need a little help keeping on track. StayFocusd is a productivity extension for Google Chrome that helps you stay focused on work by restricting the amount of time you can spend browsing time-wasting websites. Once your alloted time for the day has been used up, the sites you have blocked will be inaccessible for the rest of the day.

Source: StayFocusd
Categories: Internet

Firefox 3.6 Release Candidate

January 18, 2010 Leave a comment
Firefox 3.6 Release Candidate is out

Firefox 3.6 Release Candidate 2 is the latest development milestone of the next version of the Firefox web browser. As a release candidate, this is considered to be stable and safe to use for daily web browsing, and represents the features and content that will be in the final product release.

Firefox 3.6 Release Candidate is built on Mozilla’s Gecko 1.9.2 web rendering platform, which has been under development for several months and contains many improvements for web developers, Add-on developers and users. This version is also faster and more responsive than previous versions, and has been optimized to run on small device operating systems such as Maemo.

Happy surfing !
Source: Firefox 3.6 RC

PS: Firefox is turning 5! Join the celebration.

Categories: Internet, Technology News

Firefox customization got a new feel

May 6, 2009 1 comment

Firefox has renovated and give new feel to its customization

You spend more time online than on the road, but you probably think more about avoiding traffic than enjoying the best of the Web.

So, why not customize your Firefox for the things you really love to do? Take your browser from simple to spectacular.

Firefox add-ons are little extras that allow you to add a personal touch to your browser. Select your favorites from the categories below to accessorize your Web!

Customization is organized in following cool top-notch Categories!

Finder and Seeker
“I want to make finding information on the Web simpler and more relevant to me.”

StumbleUpon

Interclue

Minimap Sidebar

Social Butterfly
“I love social networks! I keep track of friends and family, share photos, organize events, and am always looking for ways to stay connected.”

LinkedIn Companion for Firefox

Yoono – Socialize Your Browser

Facebook Toolbar

TwitterFox

Shareaholic for Firefox

Shutterbug
“I love to view and share pictures and videos online.”

Fast Video Download

Fotofox

Cooliris

Digital Pack Rat
“I want a hassle-free way to keep track of my favorite sites, bookmarks, blogs and, well, everything!”

Xmarks (formerly Foxmarks)

Delicious Bookmarks

ThumbStrips

Fast Dial

Rock Star
“Music and the Web go together like rock stars and leather — I love to listen while I surf, work, email or research online.”

FoxyTunes

allmusic.com Search Toolbar and Popup Menu

Fire.fm

Decorator
“I decorate my room, my office, even myself! So why not decorate my browser?”

Noia 2.0 (eXtreme)

Walnut for Firefox

ColorfulTabs

PitchDark for Fx

Tinseltown

NASA Night Launch

Foxkeh Theme

Gradient iCool

Shopaholic
“I love to shop online and am always looking for ways to take advantage of great online deals.”

RetailMeNot

eBay Sidebar for Firefox

Yapta

PriceAdvance

News Junkie
“I want to know what’s happening in the world as it happens. And the weather helps me plan my week — temperature, please!”

Forecastfox™

Wizz RSS News Reader

Morning Coffee

Read It Later

Executive Assistant
“I need a better way to make lists and organize myself (no more sticky notes!).”

ReminderFox

Glue

Sxipper

News From Mozilla

Categories: Internet