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Windows 7 Release Candidate 1's Best Surprise New Features

Windows XP Mode
To encourage enterprise people to let loose and rock Windows 7, it runs a full-fledged Windows XP virtual environment using Microsoft's Virtual PC. It requires an additional download (booo), but you won't have to worry about your applications breaking like with Vista. Update: Paul Thurrott has more info and a huge walkthrough on XP Mode, including the crushing revelation it's gonna be free for Windows 7 Pro, Enterprise and Ultimate, not Home Premium, which is the version regular people are going to be running.

The Most Insane Default Backgrounds Ever
Look at these. Yes, these are just a handful of the ridiculously awesome backgrounds packed inside Windows 7. Some are the products of acid trips through a nightmare land of anime hell that I would never wish on anybody, and some are simply stunning. Just wow. Click to make bigger, obvs. Update: Okay, the backgrounds were in some of the builds between the Public Beta and the upcoming RC, but they weren't, you know, public.

  • window 7 backgroundswindow 7 backgroundswindow 7 backgroundswindow 7 backgrounds
  • Windows Media Player's Remote Media Sharing will let you access your media library from anywhere over the internet. You need a Windows Live ID that you associate with your Windows 7 user account using a tool you have to download. (This could grow to include other "online identities," like Facebook I'm guessing, but I wouldn't hold your breath for your Gmail account.) You also need the same version of Windows Media Player running on both computers. After everything's all associamated, then your home library you wanna stream from should show up just like a local library under the "Other Libraries" section in the side navigation pane.
  • i.gizmodo.com/5226696/windows-7-release-candidate-1s-best-surprise-new-features



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    D-roll :next generation concept laptop design

    D-roll is a next generation concept laptop design which is way distinctive from usual laptops in both shape and function. The long tube shape of this laptop, which was inspired from the storage tubes that artists are using for storing large drawings, eliminates perception of the traditional book looking laptops. This multifunctional laptop has two working modes. When it is operating in full function mode, the laptop is unfolded completely and all peripherals are turned on. The main display is turned off and a smaller screen, attached with main body is turned on allowing the users to check and send mails when D-roll is under email mode. VC is a helpful add-on for capturing pictures or videos and Locking System can provide certain security to the laptop.


    more @ http://www.merawindows.com/Forums/tabid/324/forumid/-1/threadid/42204/scope/posts/Default.aspx



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    Apple Mac Mobile E-Folder Concept

    Apple MAC FOLDER is a concept e-folder specially designed by Tryi yeh keeping efficiency, lightness and style in mind. This fully functional ultra slim e-folder includes a touch screen display and runs on MAC operating system. The slick black and white combined design has made the MAC Folder even lucrative aside from its various useful features. With the edgy large buttons of the keyboard, users will be able to enjoy superb typing experience to find files. This electronic folder contains two built in speakers that delivers high quality sound. When the issue of connectivity comes, MAC FOLDER is enriched with its Bluetooth 2.0 and wireless LAN.


    more @ http://www.merawindows.com/Forums/tabid/324/forumid/-1/threadid/42201/scope/posts/Default.aspx



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    Nokia E97 is a concept design by Fabien Nauroy, shows Stylish Nokia E97 Envelope Concept Cell Phone

    Nokia E97 is a concept design by Fabien Nauroy, shows an incredible thought and a stylish phone. This concept phone has a complete keyboard in an AZERTY layout and there is a small LCD display above the keyboard. This envelop like design aims to set a limit between professional and personal life. The included leather case contains a second pocket to hold an additional screen. The parcel post like packaging of this phone has made it even more attractive and the best part of this concept phone is the futuristic pull-out LED display that can be used as a storage device and can create and share files or pictures.


    more @ http://www.merawindows.com/Forums/tabid/324/forumid/-1/threadid/42202/scope/posts/Default.aspx



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    7 Creative Logo Designs With Hidden Symbols





    There's a diamond shaped logo at the right actually had the alphabets S-U-N




    The hidden symbol in this logo is known to many . Just in case you haven't seen it , there is a hidden white arrow between the orange alphabets "E" and "x".





    The illustration of the Australian map in between her bent leg and stretched out arm is perfectly subtle.

    more @ http://www.merawindows.com/Forums/tabid/324/forumid/-1/threadid/42200/scope/posts/Default.aspx



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    Google : profile search..google the name...thats it...

    Recently Google has introduced a new service to search for the public profile available on the internet. It allows you to control how you appear on Google and tell others a bit more about who you are.

    With Google Profile, you can easily share your web content on the central location including links to your blog, online photos, and other profiles such as Facebook, Orkut, Linkedln and lots more. You have control over what others see.

    For a greater control over what people find when they search for your name, Google begun to show Google profile results at the bottom of U.S. name-query search pages.

    If you don’t have a Google profile page, you can create your Google profile from here. And if you want to search for any available profile click here.

    Via: Google Blog

    Its getting better day by day.personally i believe this thing has its own pros and cons.it would definitely help people know each other better and would make the search easy and also connectivity would be better but its a threat to privacy as well.Who knows when you get a duplicate account of yourz online.so there must be a authority that certifies the pofile.




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    Join 5th Microsoft Virtual TechDays (May 13-15, 2009)‏

    India’s premier-most online technical event is back again with the 5th Edition of Microsoft Virtual TechDays, scheduled to be held on 13-15 May, 2009. The event will focus on content for Developers and IT Professionals. For the first time, the event will be broadcast live from a physical venue – Tech.Ed-India 2009 held during the same timeframe at Hyderabad (India).

    Event highlights will include Keynote Addresses by Mr. Steve Ballmer (CEO-Microsoft Corporation) and Oscar Winner Mr. Resul Pookutty. In addition, there will be 24 deep-dive technical sessions that will span across the following technology areas:

    For Developers :

    • Web Development Platform
    • Client Development
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    For IT Pros

    • Administering Windows Server 2008
    • Managing your Enterprise
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    So, get set to avail of this phenomenal opportunity to get trained by some of the most recognized names in the technology space globally. REGISTER TODAY



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    Windows 7 Release Candidate dates announced

    Certainly after lot’s of leaks and rumours finally the Windows Team Blog has announced the dates for the release of Windows 7 RC.The RC version would be available to download by MSDN and TechNet subscribers on 30th April and would be available to public on May 5th.

    Here is what the blog reads-

    There certainly has been a lot of discussion about Windows 7 in the last few weeks. A lot of folks want to know when they can get their hands on the official RC, when we are going to RTM, and what I had for breakfast.

    I’m pleased to share that the RC is on track for April 30th for download by MSDN and TechNet subscribers. Broader, public availability will begin on May 5th.



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    IE 8 now available in Hindi

    Internet Explorer 8 is now available in 18 additional languages including Hindi

    http://blogs.msdn.com/ie/archive/2009/04/24/internet-explorer-8-is-now-available-in-18-additional-languages.aspx

    Overall a total of 43 languages.



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    In Windows 7, you will see the regional themes, one each for Australia, Canada, Great Britain, USA, South Africa, etc. Now you can download a Regional ThemePack for India too.

    WindowsClub is delighted to release a Regional ThemePack for India.

    Staying away from the known sights of India, this themepack takes you on a beautiful journey to Ladakh, India.

    From the Grazing Yaks near Photosakar village, to Himalayan River Zanskar. From Threshing Barley to the rapids of the Hanupata River Gorge, discover an Unseen India, through these rare HD wallpapers.

    Download Page.



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    Microsoft promises public beta of Office 2010

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    Microsoft has denied rumours that it will not run a public beta programme for its forthcoming Office 2010 suite.

    A company spokesperson said that Microsoft will follow its regular development pattern, and allow the public to get their hands on working beta copies of the office applications package.

    "Although we are not disclosing a date for the public beta, there definitely will be one. This development cycle for Office is no different than in years past, " the spokesperson said.

    "In the third quarter of this year, Office 2010 will enter technical preview, which is an invite-only programme, and this will be followed by a public beta where millions can try out Office."

    Microsoft's statement came shortly after word broke that the upcoming version of Office would not be available as a public beta.

    Office 2010 will be the first major update of the company's productivity suite since Office 2007 was released alongside Windows Vista in January 2007.

    Like its predecessor, development of Office 2010 is taking place as Microsoft readies its next version of Windows. The company is expected to publish the first release candidates for Windows 7 in May, and possibly ship a final version by the fourth quarter of this year.

    www.vnunet.com/vnunet/news/2240524/microsoft-office-2010-public



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    Pentagon computers hacked, several terabytes of data stolen

    Computer hackers have once again infiltrated the Pentagon's computer system and this time may have gotten away with some valuable data. The government and the Wall Street Journal are both pointing fingers at China but the Chinese have denied the accusations.

    The hackers were able to get away with stealing several terabytes of dat......

    more @ http://www.neowin.net/news/main/09/04/21/pentagons-computers-hacked-several-terabytes-of-data-stolen



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    Pirate Bay: We're not going to pay our fines

    Remember that recent Pirate Bay verdict? The one in which the four founding members of the website were convicted with a year long jail sentence and a $3.6 million fine? Yeah, well it turns out that the sentence doesn't matter to them. According to Tom's Hardware, Peter Sunde, one of the founding members, have said that the website cannot and will not pay the fine.

    The founding members, Fredrik Neij, Gottfrid Svartholm Warg, Peter Sunde and Carl Lundström have told loyal supporters of the questionable website not to send donations to them to help pay the fine. Sunde came out stating, "We can't pay and we wouldn't pay. Even if I had the money I would rather burn everything I owned, and I wouldn't even give them the ashes." In mockery of the sentence, the spokesman showed, "I OWE U 31,000,000 SEK," on a sign during a webcast and said, "That's as close as you're going to get."

    more @ http://www.neowin.net/news/main/09/04/22/pirate-bay-were-not-going-to-pay-our-fines



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    Windows 7 RC completed, build 7100

    Company insiders and Wzor have confirmed that 7100 is the official Windows 7 RC build.

    7100.0.winmain_win7rc.090421-1700 was compiled on Tuesday and has reportedly been handed out to OEM partners and TAP gold customers. Earlier this month we reported that build 7077 had leaked online and that Microsoft were pushing towards a 7100 RC release.

    Microsoft recently published details about a public RC due for May 5th. We expect MSDN/TechNet customers to receive the bits within the next week if the company is still targeting May 5th.

    According to reports, 7115.0.winmain.090421-1650 is the latest build internally at the time of writing.

    http://www.neowin.net/news/main/09/04/23/windows-7-rc-completed-build-7100



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    Two men send 217,000 text messages, $26,000 bill

    Two men set out with the ambition to see how many text message they could send a month and rallied up 217,000 messages. The duo Nick Andes, 29, and Doug Klinger, 30, were relying on their unlimited text messaging plans to pay for the fiasco.

    In a mixup on T-mobile's end a bill was sent to Andes for the whopping sum of $26,000 which, as you can imagine, had him stunned at the expenses incurred. The bill alone cost T-Mobile $27.55 to ship to Andes but thankfully T-Mobile honored their unlimited text messaging plan and credit the amount back to the user.

    The two were hoping to set a guiness record for the most texts in a month but it has yet to be confirmed by Guiness World Records. It's quite amazing that they were able to send 217,000 message which averages out to about 7000 messages a day, 291 an hour or 4 every minute for the entire month. It's unclear from the story if these were actual messages transaction or if it was a program that was able to spam the messages.
    Source : news.softpedia



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    Windows 7 Day @ Microsoft,Gurgaon 18th April 2009

    Hi friends

    as you all know on Saturday, 18th v had Windows 7 Day concurrently @ Delhi,Pune,Mumbai..n few more places.

    I was one of the attendee.The venue for the Delhi was @ Microsoft India office ,Gurgaon.

    Event began with welcome note @ 10.but i was there @ 10 30.thats the time @ wich the actual event need 2 b start.

    Ranjhana briefed all of us about Delhi IT Pros and what is the agenda of the community.Reshu mehra 7 Madhur who is a MVP were along with Ranjhana.

    there were around 18-20 member expectancy but they turned out to be arnd 30.and that was not expected that so much greatt response would be there to the event.

    During the event Ranjhana talked about key features of windows 7 like UAC,Bit Lock encryption.

    One thing which i came 2 knew about bitlocker was that starting from windows 7 it supports encryption for USB Drive as well.

    also i dint knew about TPM a chip that is nowadayz embedded with motherboard for Storing encryption Keys.Then after a short break we were given some time for lunch as there was no provision for lunch there @ that day.

    Being a localide i knew d best place around was Food court at Ground floor next to Microsoft Building.

    After lunch we had some click shots as well at MS office.there was a gallery with all the awards MS has got including digit 01 awards as well.

    there i met one of the latest MVP Raghav for asp.net .he became MVP on 1st April 2009 and the confidence of being one is not 2 b missed.

    after having a chat with him its time for us to join the session again.

    the lunch break was utilized by many of us to power up their laptops with Windows 7 Beta.

    Post Lunch Session there was a surprise and that was MVP Lead Abhishek Kant who joined the trio of Madhur Ranjhana & Reshu .

    Abhishek first of all told us guys what a MVP is why we should be MVP and how can we be one.he showed some of MVPs on the Microsoft website as well.

    then v discussed what is a community and what all types of community can be there...
    we listed
    Forums
    Rich media
    Blogs
    webcasts
    user Groups
    Social Groups
    & few more.

    We as well discussed few popular communities like msdn blogs..and i was the one who cracked the name of our forum "MeraWindows".
    While discussing one of our friend Nirmal got stuck on "How does this Follow me came on Blog" and it was informative as well as funny the way he asked.Infact abhsihek once asked "i think v shud have another bloggers session too..."

    Amongst the audience i recognize was one high level authority from NIC (Mother of IT in India),Col Dhanraj(Ret. Defense person,now an IT Consultant),Few students who were MSPs,MVP Raghav and more.

    MSP guyz showed the photo chain they developed on msp website and Col. Dhan also added deepZoom obama into it.the photo chain has similar concept like of google maps.we zoom in any image and it loads at the point where we zoom.Also this technology has been adapted in one of nokia phone 5320 where we can take a picture from few angles and it overlaps the common portion and merges the 2 frames into 1.

    Just after the Gyan there was a win a goodie session.and on stake were 12 windows Vista resource kits.and 10 original Windows Seven Beta DVDs(pretty bad they expire on Aug 1 ,2009)
    i answered the question about UAC and claimed the Vista Resource Kit which costs around 900 INR.after that abhsihek asked is there any one who has submitted nay bug and i told about the windows 7 Bug i found in the Pre Beta released @ PDC 2008.So he asked me 2 fire a question @ other members.my question was codename for xp sp2.and one member goes closest by saying "blackbomb" instead of "i hope u guyz know it else find it out"
    i won another goodie that was the DVD for answering the encryption algo used in bitlocker.AES 128 bit being the answer.
    So the session packed up with Thanks Note 2 all.and the venue for the next meeting of Delhi IT Pros was also decided .

    i had a chat with Abhishek and to my surprise he knew me already.Infact he promoted me as a moderator over meraWindows as well.and helped me suggest a good name for my upcoming website.well the name would be coming 2 u soon.

    I left the MS India office @ around 5:35 and i was on the stop to get a bus 2 my home.and the only worst part of the day was it took me over 4 hours that day 2 reach home.Its good they have kept the next Month Venue as Nehru Place.In all a great Experience of the Event.



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    Windows 7 Day @ Microsoft ,Gurgaon

    Hi friends

    as you all know on Saturday, 18th v had Windows 7 Day concurrently @ Delhi,Pune,Mumbai..n few more places.

    I was one of the attendee.The venue for the Delhi was @ Microsoft India office ,Gurgaon.

    Event began with welcome note @ 10.but i was there @ 10 30.thats the time @ wich the actual event need 2 b start.

    Ranjhana briefed all of us about Delhi IT Pros and what is the agenda of the community.Reshu mehra 7 Madhur who is a MVP were along with Ranjhana.


    there were around 18-20 member expectancy but they turned out to be arnd 30.and that was not expected that so much great response would be there to the event.

    During the event Ranjhana talked about key features of windows 7 like UAC,Bit Lock encryption.

    One thing which i came 2 knew about bitlocker was that starting from windows 7 it supports encryption for USB Drive as well.

    also i dint knew about TPM a chip that is nowadayz embedded with motherboard for Storing encryption Keys.Then after a short break we were given some time for lunch as there was no provision for lunch there @ that day.

    Being a localide i knew d best place around was Food court at Ground floor next to Microsoft Building.

    After lunch we had some click shots as well at MS office.there was a gallery with all the awards MS has got including digit 01 awards as well.

    there i met one of the latest MVP Raghav for asp.net .he became MVP on 1st April 2009 and the confidence of being one is not 2 b missed.

    after having a chat with him its time for us to join the session again.

    the lunch break was utilized by many of us to power up their laptops with Windows 7 Beta.

    Post Lunch Session there was a surprise and that was MVP Lead Abhishek Kant who joined the trio of Madhur Ranjhana & Reshu .



    Abhishek first of all told us guys what a MVP is why we should be MVP and how can we be one.he showed some of MVPs on the Microsoft website as well.

    then v discussed what is a community and what all types of community can be there...
    we listed
    Forums
    Rich media
    Blogs
    webcasts
    user Groups
    Social Groups
    & few more.

    We as well discussed few popular communities like msdn blogs..and i was the one who cracked the name of our forum "MeraWindows".
    While discussing one of our friend Nirmal got stuck on "How does this Follow me came on Blog" and it was informative as well as funny the way he asked.Infact abhishek once asked "i think v shud have another bloggers session too..."

    Amongst the audience i recognize was one high level authority from NIC (Mother of IT in India),Col Dhanraj(Ret. Defense person,now an IT Consultant),Few students who were MSPs,MVP Raghav and more.

    MSP guyz showed the photo chain they developed on msp website and Col. Dhan also added deepZoom obama into it.the photo chain has similar concept like of google maps.we zoom in any image and it loads at the point where we zoom.Also this technology has been adapted in one of nokia phone 5320 where we can take a picture from few angles and it overlaps the common portion and merges the 2 frames into 1.

    Just after the Gyan there was a win a goodie session.and on stake were 12 windows Vista resource kits.and 10 original Windows Seven Beta DVDs(pretty bad they expire on Aug 1 ,2009)



    i answered the question about UAC and claimed the Vista Resource Kit which costs around 900 INR.after that abhsihek asked is there any one who has submitted nay bug and i told about the windows 7 Bug i found in the Pre Beta released @ PDC 2008.So he asked me 2 fire a question @ other members.my question was codename for xp sp2.and one member goes closest by saying "blackbomb" instead of "i hope u guyz know it else find it out"
    i won another goodie that was the DVD for answering the encryption algo used in bitlocker.AES 128 bit being the answer.
    So the session packed up with Thanks Note 2 all.and the venue for the next meeting of Delhi IT Pros was also decided .

    i had a chat with Abhishek and to my surprise he knew me already.Infact he promoted me as a moderator over meraWindows as well.and helped me suggest a good name for my upcoming website.well the name would be coming 2 u soon.

    I left the MS India office @ around 5:35 and i was on the stop to get a bus 2 my home.and the only worst part of the day was it took me over 4 hours that day 2 reach home.Its good they have kept the next Month Venue as Nehru Place.In all a great Experience of the Event.



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    Microsoft: Windows 8 Major Improvements Beginning Soon

    Microsoft: Windows 8 Major Improvements Beginning Soon

    Microsoft is gearing up to debut what it referred to as major improvements for Windows 8, designed to take file access in branch offices to the next level. Even if Windows 7 is still in pre-RC stage, with the Escrow for the Win 7 Release Candidate, Build 7077, out the door, Microsoft has already confirmed that it is looking past the next iteration of Windows. The focus on branch office scenarios related to file access simply comes to offer official confirmation that the Redmond company's strategy for Windows client and server platforms stretches well over Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2, even though the two operating system releas... [read more >>]



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    Join Microsoft TechEd India 2009

    Microsoft is conducting Tech.Ed 2009 from 13th to 15th May in Hyderabad. There's SO MUCH TO DISCOVER … HUNDREDS OF WAYS TO LEARN. Tech.Ed-India sessions and events are presented by Microsoft product team members and industry experts. The event promises to be action packed with 28 Technical Tracks.

    MSTechEd

    Tech.Ed-India 2009 is all about getting yourself ready for the next wave of technology innovations and trends. In today's economic scenario, more than ever before, it has become pertinent that we stay ahead of the curve so as to establish ourselves as the future trend- setters. Tech.Ed-India 2009 - with its offering of sub-events - offers you this opportunity to interact with some of the leading lights in the business and technology space globally, talk to Microsoft product development teams directly, and get in-depth hands-on-trainings and certifications in some of the most coveted and anticipated technologies of our time.

    You can also participate in the Technical Learning Center (TLC), with more than 100 Demo Stations, 24 Instructor-led Hands-on-Lab sessions, 12 Technology Tents (hosted by Microsoft Product Development Teams), product-specific Ask-the-Expert rooms, and lots more.

    The event also offers all attendees with an option to get certified in Microsoft products and technologies absolutely for FREE. This is a one-of-a-kind opportunity that only Tech.Ed-India 2009 offers.

    Click to register



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    Windows 7 RC coming to MSDN/Technet soon, public May 5

    A page over at Microsoft Partners has been updated to show that Windows 7 RC will be publically released on May 5, and should be available for MSDN and Technet subscribers now. However, clicking through the download link will only get you the beta, right now.

    This would seem to jive with an earlier leak on a Microsoft page saying that the RC would be available in May, but that was taken down soon after it was reported.

    Well see how long this page stays updated with the Windows 7 RC information, or how long it'll take before RC does actually hit MSDN and Technet.

    Updated: The page at Microsoft has been reverted back to information on the Windows 7 beta, and information on obtaining trial keys for partners. There is information going around multiple sites and our forums that Windows 7 RC has been sent to major OEMs. While the only way we can confirm this is a quote from Microsoft Online Concierge Chat, that said "Currently the Windows 7 RC has not been avaiable through the TechNet subscription yet, only the Microsoft OEM partners such as Dell, Siemens are taking part in the RC's this period of test." We take this to mean those OEMs have the bits right now, and that they'll be hitting the public Internet in the dates listed on the leaked website.



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    The Pirate Bay found guilty, jail & $3.6 million fine

    The Pirate Bay, notorious for providing BitTorrent files of all things copyrighted and illegal have lost a trial in Sweden today.

    The news first surfaced from founder Peter Sunde who used Twitter to break the news. Sunde said "according to leaked information from the court we lost (got the news last night). Trustworthy source as well." Sunde is also insisting "nothing will happen to TPB, us personally or file sharing what so ever. This is just a theater for the media."

    The four defendants named as Frederik Neij, Gottfrid Svartholm Warg, Carl Lundstrom and Peter Sunde have been sentenced to 1 year in prison for "aiding in copyright infringement" coupled with a fine of 30 million Swedish kronor (£2.4 million/$3.6 million).

    A higher charge was dropped after shaky evidence at the beginning of the trial. The Motion Picture Association of America and the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry are among those who have called for action to shut down the site. Critics of the trial claim Swedish authorities caved in to pressure from the US film industry.

    Members of The Pirate Bay have always stated that the site will remain safe regardless of legal action.



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    Office 2010 Ribbon: Now with more glass

    Two recent screenshots of Outlook 2010 reveal that the glass frame will be extended down to include the tab section of the ribbon, just like the address bar in Explorer/IE7/IE8 in Vista/7.

    Images courtesy of PressPass and iGeneration (ZDNet).

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    Watch IPL Cricket Matches Live Online

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    Microsoft brings you immersive and interactive video experience and real time ball-by -ball commentary on the official IP web site:

    IPLT20.com

    The entire immersive and interactive video experience of the website will be built on the Silverlight platform, Microsoft’s cross-browser, cross-platform plug-in for delivering the next generation of rich interactive applications on the Web. This is going to be the largest online broadcasting cricketing event in history, offering viewers a new level of choice and flexibility in live cricket coverage.

    IPLt20.com will broadcast matches Live using High Quality format, giving cricket lovers exclusive access to more than 500 hours of live and on-demand video content. In addition, the website will enable picture-in-picture controls and customizable player to offer a personalized experience. IPLT20.com will also provide a customized Internet Explorer 8 for IPL fans to stay connect with all the action. Using unique features of the browsers such as Web Slices and Accelerators, fans can speed up video & image search and get instant updates from the website.

    So don't miss any match and enjoy the whole series LIVE on your PC:

    IPLT20.com

    Thanks to MVP "vasudev" "Vishal" for this tip...



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    I AM PC Stickers Giveaway

    Cool I AM PC Stickers are offered at beingmanan.com by imav at I AM PC Stickers Giveaway, go and grab your set of stickers now there, the stickers are pretty cool enough to make you and your PC look cool.

    I AM PC Stickers Giveaway | Beingmanan.com



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    Microsoft promises public beta of Office 2010

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    Microsoft has denied rumours that it will not run a public beta programme for its forthcoming Office 2010 suite.

    A company spokesperson said that Microsoft will follow its regular development pattern, and allow the public to get their hands on working beta copies of the office applications package.

    "Although we are not disclosing a date for the public beta, there definitely will be one. This development cycle for Office is no different than in years past, " the spokesperson said.

    "In the third quarter of this year, Office 2010 will enter technical preview, which is an invite-only programme, and this will be followed by a public beta where millions can try out Office."

    Microsoft's statement came shortly after word broke that the upcoming version of Office would not be available as a public beta.

    Office 2010 will be the first major update of the company's productivity suite since Office 2007 was released alongside Windows Vista in January 2007.

    Like its predecessor, development of Office 2010 is taking place as Microsoft readies its next version of Windows. The company is expected to publish the first release candidates for Windows 7 in May, and possibly ship a final version by the fourth quarter of this year.

    www.vnunet.com/vnunet/news/2240524/microsoft-office-2010-public



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    Exclusive: Windows 7 RC coming on 5th May

    According to the Microsoft partner site,Windows 7 RC would be available on 5th May.Adding to it the site reads that Windows 7 RC is now available on MSDN and TechNet.I just checked the TechNet but it wasn’t able till yet so we could expect it within the next couple of hours.

    Here is what the Microsoft partner site reads

    We are pleased to announce that Windows 7 Release Candidate (RC) is available. Windows 7 RC is the prerelease version of Windows 7. Since this is not the final release, your PC will gather and send information to Microsoft engineers to help them check the fixes and changes made based on testing of Windows 7 Beta.

    Test-drive Windows 7 RC today to see for yourself—and to show your colleagues and customers—how Windows 7 delivers improved management, security, reliability, and performance.

    Download Windows 7 RC

    Partners: If you have a subscription to MSDN or TechNet, you can download Windows 7 RC now. Otherwise, you can download Windows 7 RC starting May 5, 2009.


    Download Windows 7 RC

    I would keep you updated about the same.

    Source- win7.in



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    Browse the Web Faster on a Slow Internet Connection

    If your current Internet speed is very slow and you are living in an area where broadband connections are still not available, here are some ideas to help you download web pages faster on your computer. You may use the same tips to improve your web browsing experience on a sluggish USB modem.
    Surf the Web Faster on Slow Internet

    1. Turn off web images, the Adobe Flash plug-in, Java Applets and JavaScript from your browser settings as these files are often the bulkiest elements of any web page.

    2. Increase the size of your browser cache. If the static parts of a site (like background graphics, CSS, etc) are stored in the local cache, your browser can safely skip downloading these files when you re-visit the site in future thus improving speed.

    3. Sometimes the slow DNS server of your ISP can be a bottleneck so switch to OpenDNS as it can resolve website URLs into IP addresses more quickly. If you aren’t too happy about OpenDNS redirecting your Google queries, follow this simple hack.

    4. Finch can serve a light-weight version of any website in real-time that is free of all bells and whistles. For instance, the New York Times homepage with all external resources can weigh more than a MB but Finch trims down the size by 90% so the site loads more quickly on a slow web connection.



    more @ http://www.labnol.org/software/browse-websites-faster-on-slow-internet-connections/8059/



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    15 Essential Checks Before Launching Your Website

    Your website is designed, the CMS works, content has been added and the client is happy. It’s time to take the website live. Or is it? When launching a website, you can often forget a number of things in your eagerness to make it live, so it’s useful to have a checklist to look through as you make your final touches and before you announce your website to the world.

    This article reviews some important and necessary checks that web-sites should be checked against before the official launch — little details are often forgotten or ignored, but – if done in time – may sum up to an overall greater user experience and avoid unnecessary costs after the official site release.

    Favicon

    A favicon brands the tab or window in which your website is open in the user’s browser. It is also saved with the bookmark so that users can easily identify pages from your website. Some browsers pick up the favicon if you save it in your root directory as favicon.ico, but to be sure it’s picked up all the time, include the following in your head.

    1. <link rel="icon" type="image/x-icon" href="/favicon.ico" />

    And if you have an iPhone favicon:



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    Pop Up the Windows Calendar with a Single Hotkey

    you can use Win+B, then Left, then Enter to pop up this calendar with the keyboard (or you can just click once on the clock).

    But this can be done with a single keystroke with an AutoHotkey script.

    What we'll do is assign the F12 key to send the keystrokes instead of having to do them manually. Create a new file named something.ahk and then paste in the following:

    #InstallKeybdHook
    #Persistent
    #HotkeyInterval,100
    SetKeyDelay, -1

    f12::
    {
    send, {lwin down}b{lwin up}
    sleep 10
    send, {left}
    sleep 10
    send, {enter}
    Return
    }

    Save the file, and now you can double-click on it to launch it.

    At this point you can use the F12 key to pop open the calendar. If you want to close the script out, there's an icon in the system tray.

    Note: You can substitute another key instead of F12 if you want. You could also add #NoTrayIcon to keep it from putting an icon into the system tray.

    Source:how2geek.com



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    Create a Shortcut or Hotkey to Turn Off the Monitor

    Have you ever wanted to hit a shortcut key to turn off the monitor? Sure, you can use the Win+L combination to lock the screen, but that leaves your monitor on… and those of us with multiple monitors find it a pain to hunt down the power buttons all the time.

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    First we'll show you how to simply power off the monitor, and then how to both lock and power it off.

    Create a Shortcut to Turn Off the Monitor

    To create this shortcut, we'll first need to grab a tiny multi-purpose utility called NirCmd from the great folks over at NirSoft. This Swiss-army knife tool can do an amazing array of tasks, including powering off the monitor. All we really need to do is create a shortcut to it.

    Right-click anywhere on the desktop and choose New \ Shortcut

    http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/create-a-shortcut-or-hotkey-to-turn-off-the-monitor/



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    new bimetallic 10 Rupee coin



    Its realised and now you can have it on your pocket!
    RBI is ready to issue a new bimetallic 10 Rupee coin for circulation.
    The look: The obverse side has the lion capitol with numeral 10 and year of manufacture. On reverse side, a double line cross with a dot in each pellet of cross and denomination written in Hindi and English around. This design has been prepaed by National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad with the theme of Unity in Diversity. The outer side metal is Nickel-Bronze and the inner side metal is Ferrous Steel. The weight of the coin would be 8 grams and the diameter would be 28 mm.
    The coins are being minted at mainly Noida and Mumbai mint. The coins worth Rs.70 million was already stored in its stock



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    Now you can watch youtube on your tv

    watch YouTube on your TV instantly with out even having Internet connection.

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    Read India’s popular Newspapers Online for free

    Most of us addicted Net user’s don’t watch TV, read Newspaper, Listen FM but then also we are connected to world trough Internet by using our Online Service Stuff network. We are connected with networks like yahoo, msn, you tube and other info site for news and entertainment. Besides this we can enjoy our daily newspaper online too through ePaper services.

    ePaper is the new way to read and experience your favourite Printed publication Online - from anywhere in the world over a simple browser.You can now access all the city editions of the Newspaper like Times of India, Mid-Day, The Hindustan Times etc.

    Some of this services provides additional features like :

    • Search, e-mail and print articles, ads and pictures of interest, add them to your collections for anytime viewing and explore the synergy of Interactive and Static content in the best possible form.
    • Access to the previous editions
    • Download the entire edition in PDF format for leisurely reading at your own pace.
    • Personalise your newspaper by automatically highlighting items that interest you.
    • Define your personal display settings.

    Click and Read your Favorite newspapers:

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    asianage_logo


    hindustantimes_logo_beta


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    photo.cms_1

    Note* e-Paper utilizes performance options according to the connection speed that you are using to connect to the Internet.

    Source: TechSurface.com



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    Add Watermark effect to images online using Watermark tools

    Watermark Tool is the free online watermarking software that allows you to add watermark effect to your images quickly and easily. You can also personalize your images in a variety of ways - including text size, color, and position.

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    For people with photoshop, illustrator, or other advanced graphical software, applying watermarks isn't very difficult. However, many people don't have these kinds of tools, which means that their images can't be photoshopped without more advanced computer knowledge and extra hassle. With this website, anybody can apply personalized watermarks quickly and without needing to know anything about graphic manipulating software. Even people with advanced graphical know-how will probably find that this site's process to be a quicker and easier solution than opening Photoshop and creating a watermark from scratch.

    visit: http://www.watermarktool.com/

    Source: TechSurface



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    Colorful Text Generator

    Hii All

    I made an app those who love 2 orkut and wish 2 wish sme1 smethng spcl on sme spcl day and fell short of msg...nw here is complete solution.

    OCSG...

    u can use this 2 create different types of textful images,

    U wud b needing .Net Framework 3.5

    Download link Gven @ bottom


    http://www.mediafire.com/?sharekey=619d51b7fc90b706d2db6fb9a8902bda


    "There are only '10' types of ppl in dis world. Those who understand BINARY and those who dont."
    POWERED BY PUBLICONS.DE




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    Scrap it Out -- Tool 4 Orkut Users

    Scrap i out 1.0

    An app just 4 orkut users... u can easily format the text and put smileys and all using this app.itmaes ur orkutting a lot easier.

    http://www.mediafire.com/?sharekey=619d51b7fc90b706d2db6fb9a8902bda

    if u hv ne further suggestions 4 improvement plzz du tell



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    Copying the selected text in a textbox to clipboard

    Often in programming we ned to copy the selected text to the clipoard.

    Here is the method how to do this in visualbasic.net

    Copies the current selection in the text box to the Clipboard.

    [Visual Basic]
    Public Sub Copy()

    Remarks

    You can use this method, instead of using the Clipboard class, to copy text in the text box and place it in the Clipboard.

    Example

    [Visual Basic, C#, C++] The following example uses TextBox, a derived class. It provides Click event handlers for MenuItem objects that perform Cut, Copy, Paste, and Undo operations. This example assumes that a TextBox control named textBox1 has been created.

    [Visual Basic]
    Private Sub Menu_Copy(sender As System.Object, e As System.EventArgs)
    ' Ensure that text is selected in the text box.
    If textBox1.SelectionLength > 0 Then
    ' Copy the selected text to the Clipboard.
    textBox1.Copy()
    End If
    End Sub

    Private Sub Menu_Cut(sender As System.Object, e As System.EventArgs)
    ' Ensure that text is currently selected in the text box.
    If textBox1.SelectedText <> "" Then
    ' Cut the selected text in the control and paste it into the Clipboard.
    textBox1.Cut()
    End If
    End Sub



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    Windows 7 Taskbar .NET Sample Library – an Overview

    One of the first noticeable changes in Windows 7 Desktop is the new Taskbar. The Windows 7 Taskbar post on the E7 blog clearly documents the reasons driving the Windows 7 Taskbar look and feel. The Windows 7 taskbar introduces new functionality that developers need to understand in order for them to take full advantage of it in their own applications and enhance their end users’ experiences. The Windows 7 Taskbar is an application-launching and window-switching mechanism that consolidates the functionalities from previous Windows Desktop mechanisms such as Quick Launch, Recent Documents, Notification area icons, desktop shortcuts, and running application windows.

    Let’s review the Windows 7 Taskbar and Libraries .NET Interop Sample Library architecture and note the important classes.

    Continue Reading...



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    Nominate yourself for the Microsoft MVP Award.

    The Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) Award is an annual award that is given to outstanding members of Microsoft's peer-to-peer communities, and is based on the past year's contributions those members make in those communities online and offline.
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    Individuals are nominated to be considered for MVPs by their peers or Microsoft based on activities in the offline or online technical communities. The MVP Program and annual award is based solely on an individual's contributions from the previous year and those contributions are then compared amongst the other candidates for any given nomination cycle to determine who will be awarded. To know more, see the FAQ.

    MeraWindows & WinVistaClub nominates members for the MVP award. While a nomination by a MVP or an reputed community does carry weight, if you feel or wish, you can also nominate yourself for this Award.

    Currently, Microsoft India is actively looking for good technical community leaders to be considered for the Microsoft MVP Award.

    So, if you feel you fit the bill and if you have been actively contributing to online or offline technical communities over the past year, here is your chance to get recognized.

    Nominate yourself for the Microsoft MVP Award - a program that recognizes exceptional technical community leaders from around the world who voluntarily share their high quality, real world expertise with others. Go here for more on this.



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    MSN Encarta to be Discontinued

    http://www.microsoft.com/uk/encarta/images/ss_encarta_premium_home.jpg
    On October 31, 2009, MSN® Encarta® Web sites worldwide will be discontinued, with the exception of Encarta Japan, which will be discontinued on December 31, 2009. Additionally, Microsoft will cease to sell Microsoft Student and Encarta Premium software products worldwide by June 2009. We understand that Encarta users may have questions regarding this announcement so we have prepared this list of questions and answers below. Please keep reading if you would like more information about these changes to Encarta.

    Why are these Encarta Web sites and software products being discontinued?
    Encarta has been a popular product around the world for many years. However, the category of traditional encyclopedias and reference material has changed. People today seek and consume information in considerably different ways than in years past. As part of Microsoft’s goal to deliver the most effective and engaging resources for today’s consumer, it has made the decision to exit the Encarta business.
    Microsoft's vision is that everyone around the world needs to have access to quality education, and we believe that we can use what we’ve learned and assets we’ve accrued with offerings like Encarta to develop future technology solutions. In doing so, we feel strongly that we are making the right investments that will help make our vision a reality.
    When are these Encarta Web sites and software products being discontinued?
    MSN Encarta worldwide (except Japan) will be discontinued on October 31, 2009. MSN Encarta Japan will be discontinued on December 31, 2009. After these specified dates, the Web sites will no longer be available.

    Microsoft Student and Encarta Premium software products are also being discontinued. Microsoft will stop making them available for sale by June 2009.



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    Microsoft shows Windows 7 logo for PC’s and softwares

    Last year during the WinHEC conference, Microsoft official said that they would be improving the logo certification program. IT168.com reports that Microsoft has set up logo certification lab in China which is equipped with about 10 engineers.Microsoft China R & D Group, Department of strategic cooperation,senior director Shen Yuan-qing said that the new laboratory would work in closer cooperation with manufacturers in China and over 85 kind of hardware products would be tested.

    win7logo

    The site shows that the latest certification logo, has two styles, the main colour in blue, but it’s still uncertain whether it would be the final certification logo or not


    Tech Today Windows 7 News



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    Microsoft accidentally confirms Windows 7 RC coming in May

    Microsoft posted prematurely a download page for the Windows 7 Release Candidate and — gasp! — one with a date of May 2009 attached to it.

    The Windows team has been doing its best not to talk specific dates in advance of delivering any of its milestone builds. (No published dates means no one can ever say you’re late, right?)

    Previous reports had pegged Microsoft’s one and only RC as arriving in April.

    ArsTechnica has a screen shot of the Win 7 RC download page. As Ars notes, the RC download period is set to last through June 2009 and the RC set to expire in June 2010. Ars also grabbed a shot of the expected hardware requirements for the Windows 7 RC:

    • Internet access (to download Windows 7 RC and get updates)
    • A PC with these minimum recommended specifications:
      • 1 GHz 32-bit or 64-bit processor or higher
      • 1 GB of system memory or more
      • 16 GB of available disk space
      • Support for DirectX 9 graphics with 128 MB memory (to enable the Aero theme)
      • DVD-R/W Drive

    I’m still betting the Softies are going to RTM in Q3 of this year, whether the RC is slightly later than expected or not. We’ll see….

    blogs.zdnet.com/microsoft/



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    Download Direct X 11/Direct 3D 11 for Windows 7 and Vista

    You might know Microsoft has evolved a long way in improving their new OS Windows 7 by coming up with new builds and loads of changes embedded with it.Microsoft has also brought new changes in field of Direct X era to implement latest graphic card features for a wide vareity of Hi-end games and Digitalised features.

    Windows 7/Direct 3D 11 Technical preview is a part of DirectX SDK and mainly contains a preview of Direct2D, DirectWrite, DXGI 1.1.Most important is that its available in DirectX End-user Runtimes.Currently Windows 7/Direct3D 11 (DirectX 11) is supported only on Windows 7 and Windows Vista. I am currently downloading it and its a 514.2 MB file.

    Read more here

    Download DirectX 11 for Windows7/Vista (SDK) - 514.2MB
    Download DirectX 11 for Windows7/Vista(Web Installer)

    Source via Softpedia



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    How to copy Text from images

    Most of the time, we require the Text part from images but unable to do that. Then what we do, just start typing the whole Text part by referring to the image. But now you can ignore the typing, you have the power to copy the Text part from directly image by using JOCR. Using this small but powerful utility JOCR you can copy text from any images. Its based on Optical Character Recognition Technology.




    JOCR is a freeware application that enables you to capture the image on the screen and convert the captured image to text. It is useful to revive the protected files whose text can not be copied. JOCR enables you to copy text from any files and images on the screen such as protected Web pages, PDF files, error messages. The program offers several capture modes.



    JOCR requires Microsoft Office 2003 or higher version. If JCOR does not work, please manually install "Microsoft Office Document Imaging" (MODI) that is included in the setup file of Microsoft Office. You can find MODI under "Office Tools" of the setup file.




    Download

    Source: TechSurface



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    Gtalk all Tricks n Tips

    All most all of you have already switched/using to Gtalk, and started chatting there, you might also know some tips and tricks of it like how to type in bold, italics etc... I have collected all the tips and tricks (most of them) of Gtalk at one place

    • Change the font size - While holding the control key, move the scroll wheel on your mouse either up or down.
    • Insert line breaks - If you want to insert a line or write multiple paragraphs, than just hold shift and hit enter. You can add as many new lines as you want to create.
    • Bold Text - To write in bold, just type something like this *this* .
    • Italic Text - To write in italics, use an underscore before an after the word, like _this_ .
    • Switch windows - if you are chatting to one or more buddys than just press tab to cycle the window through them.
    • A message can be 32767 characters long.
    Some advanced Tips

    Continue Reading...

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