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Mobile Social Networking

by on Jul.01, 2009, under News, Technology

In this 21st century there comes a great need of socialising which is greatly fullfilled by all the social netwroking websites available (check out SpiceEdit its awesum!). So we need these applications handy, may be on our cell phones. Why not, they are here. In my opinion it’s becoming a rather impersonal way of communication and I’d rather go out and meet people instead of sending messages or notes, or ‘Posting’ on walls etc.

There is an easier way to reach out to a wider audience. To reach out to someone in as distant a place that we may never ever get to see in our life time is a brilliant thing, to share ideas, cultures and even take stands on important issues as well as the more mundane things as informing the whole world that you’re in the bathroom taking a pee at any given point of time.

The mobile handset is of course THE communication tool for this age and I don’t see that changing in any other future age either. Naturally we want to interact with the one device we would most likely have at all points in time as much as we would our PCs and with GPRS, WAP and the hopefully soon to be available 3G, the mobile Social Networker is now absolutely free to update and keep control of his or her cyber lifestyle and social life as they would in the real world.

To make things even more convenient, mobile manufactures are tying up with Social Networking sites and companies to better promote and market handsets as a new age Social Networking tool. “Access Facebook from your XXXX handset while on the go.” Or “Update your Twitter account with the new XXXX mobile phone.” These or something similar to these captions are the new marketing norm for mobile phones and they work. From Facebook and Twitter to Flickr, Orkut, MySpace or LinkedIn dedicated applications are available for download onto your handset so you don’t miss a beat while staying in touch with your online life anytime, anywhere.

But Social Networking isn’t just fun and games; it’s also a serious means of self promotion as well as promoting ones views and beliefs without prejudice. It’s a free and open forum. The mobile handset also allows you access to real-time contact with peers via chat applications like Fring and Nimbuzz. These app ties into multiple sites like Google for Gtalk, Skype for video chats, Yahoo! and MSN for their respective messengers as well. Introduction of these makes it so much easier to be in touch with friends, family, colleagues and even work through a very simple means of communication.

However, to preserve this exclusive things we must use them responsibly.

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Charge Your Phone in Delhi Metro

by on Jul.01, 2009, under News, Tips & Tricks

Next time you realize your handsets battery is over and you are commuting via Delhi Metro, just take a chill pill cause Delhi Metro rails will be soon fitted with mobile charging equipments and that to free!

For the convenience of its commuters, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) will install 134 multiple mobile charging machines at stations by July this year in a phased manner.

“Metro commuters can charge their mobile phones at metro stations as soon as charging points at stations are ready,” DMRC spokesperson Anuj Dayal said Sunday.

All major metro stations are already equipped with facilities such as bill-drop boxes, ATMs, tea and coffee vending machines, coin vending machines, eating joints, book shops and gift shops. The rent-a-cycle facility is also available at Patel Chowk, Pragati Maidan and Indraprastha metro stations.

Delhi-based Somya Enterprises is installing these machines, which will have multiple sockets to enable commuters to charge mobile phones of different brands and makes for free.

“The mobile phone charging machine will have six sockets or chargers and will be mounted on the walls in the paid area of the station,” Dayal informed.

Charging points will also be available for laptops and mobile phones on board the 131 new trains which are being inducted for Phase 2 of Delhi Metro.

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Firefox 3.5 Launched Yesterday

by on Jul.01, 2009, under News, Technology

Mozilla launched its latest Firefox browser yesterday, the 30th of June. Shiretoko, codename for Firefox 3.5, and it’s been expected.

The list of new features includes a new privacy mode (the ‘porn mode’ which Microsoft’s Internet Explorer, Apple’s Safari, and Google’s Chrome have all introduced already), location aware browsing, and video rendering without the need for plugins. A release candidate version of 3.5 has been available for some time, with positive reports in terms of speed and performance.

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