Google Tablet: The Apple iPad Killer

With the Apple iPad proving to be such a disappointment, we (atleast most of us) were left wanting a lot more.

Not very surprisingly, Google announced its new design of tablet that looks very similar to the ipad. People have already started expecting something good out of it and its been labeled ‘The iPad Killer’.

Google recently launched its new phone Nexus One running on Android and made by HTC. It can be expected that Google will work on the OS than the hardware of the tablet itself. The Android has shown some very good potential in the Nexus One but what it can achieve on the tablet is yet to be seen.

Things the Google tablet should have in order to (actually) be the iPad Killer:

The iPad is curved and can’t even sit flat on a surface. Keeping the design flaw aside, the ipad doesn’t have a camera and can’t playback videos. The Google tablet will most certainly be thinking about covering these areas and capture and larger market that their Apple twin has most definitely lost out on. A large section of people who love to watch YouTube will be looking forward to Google tablet’s release.

The biggest omission of the Apple ipad was its inability to multitask. This showed that the ipad was infact a blown up version of the iphone. People didn’t quite miss this feature much in the iphone since it definitely increased the performance and battery life of the phone, but its going to pinch them very hard in case of the ipad.

The iPad doesn’t support plugins, including Flash, meaning that web pages that depend on Flash or Java technology won’t load properly. In addition, Apple announced their intention to lock in AT&T as their sole provider which is already having trouble keeping the iphone services running smoothly. The road ahead for the ipad seems rocky already.

Even with all the flaws in the ipad, it comes with a hefty price tag. Google will almost certainly be able to produce their tablet at a lower cost and yet provide facilities and functions that leave you feeling oh-so-restricted with the ipad.

If Google does manage to include the features mentioned above and yet deliver it at a lower cost, the Apple ipad will be blown out of the water. With Nexus One already gaining relevance as an iphone killer, the upcoming Google tablet will put it in the running for mobile supremacy.

With all that said, the Google tablet is still in the works and not expected to be out for atleast a year. It maybe expected sometime in 2011.

February 9, 2010 at 4:54 pm Leave a comment

Remove Rapidshare Waiting Time using Chrome Extension

Nobody wants to wait for their download to begin, but RapidShare isn’t going to be taking down their countdown anytime soon. Enter RapidShare Countdown Remover, which does exactly what it’s name suggests.

RapidShare Countdown Remover in Chrome

After clicking “Free User,” you will be taken to the countdown page, it may show the first second in the countdown, but then the download circle will be revealed as if you waited the entire time. This definitely beats waiting the entire time, which can be upwards of 45 seconds and more!

Install RapidShare Countdown Remover : Link

February 9, 2010 at 4:17 pm Leave a comment

Get Instant Access to Wikipedia from your Browser

If you are an avid fan of wikipedia then a good thing will be to access Wikipedia content from your browser window instantly. Here are some cool plugins for two of the most popular web browsers, which will help to find wikipedia entries for a any selected word or phrase you might come accross.

Wiki Lookup Extension for Chrome (install)

Select text on any page and click the W to the right of your address bar. Your selected text will be looked up in Wikipedia mobile and displayed in a popup. Will auto detect the language of the page you are viewing by default. Using the extension options or the options button you can set a language to use in all cases, Get wiki tools for chrome.

Wikipedia Lookup Firefox Add-on (Link)

Looks up up the selected word in the Wikipedia encyclopedia in the language specified in your user preferences. And it return accurate results. Very light and useful. You can also search a word from the browser’s status bar. Here are some more useful wiki tools for firefox.

February 9, 2010 at 4:08 pm Leave a comment

LG Mini Compact Touchscreen Mobile Features Review & Price

The new LG Mini is a 3-inch Compact touchscreen mobile phone featuring high speed 3G HSDPA,WiFi,and GPS.

Key Specifications of LG Mini mobile phone :

* 3.2-inch touchscreen
* 5 Megapixel, 2592 x 1944 pixels, autofocus,Face detection
* 3G,7.2 Mbps HSDPA
* Stereo FM radio with RDS
* Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g
* Bluetooth v2.1 with A2DP
* USB microUSB v2.0
* FM radio
* microSD card slot
* GPS with A-GPS support
* Social networking integration with live updates
* MP4/H.264/H.263 player
* MP3/WMA/eAAC+ player

LG Mini Price in India : The new LG Mini mobile phone price is not revealed yet.

February 9, 2010 at 1:21 pm Leave a comment

LG GT350 Touchscreen Mobile Features Review & Price

The new LG GT350 is a 3-inch Touchscreen mobile phone with slider QWERTY keypad.

Key Specifications of LG GT350 mobile phone :

* Network : Quad band GSM / HSDPA
* HSDPA 900 / 2100
* Display: 3.0 inch TFT resistive touchscreen, 256K colors,240 x 400 pixels
* Full QWERTY keyboard
* Accelerometer sensor for auto-rotate
* Memory Card slot : microSD, up to 16GB
* EDGE Class 10, 236.8 kbps
* 3G HSDPA 7.2 Mbps
* Bluetooth v2.0 with A2DP
* USB v2.0 microUSB
* Camera : 3.15 Megapixel, 2048×1536 pixels
* Features:SMS, MMS, Email, IM, Push Email
* Stereo FM radio
* Games: motion-based + downloadable
* Colors:Aqua Blue, Purple, Light Silver, Black
* Social networking integration with live updates
* MP3/MP4/AAC/AAC+/EAAC+/WMA player
* MP4 player
* Document viewer (DOC, XLS, PPT, PDF)

LG GT350 Price in India : The new LG GT350 mobile phone price is not revealed yet.

February 9, 2010 at 1:08 pm Leave a comment

How To Create Pages in Blogger

This feature lets you easily publish static information on stand-alone pages. For example, you can create an About This Blog page that discusses the evolution of your blog, or a Contact Me page that provides directions, a phone number, and a map to your location.

You create a page similar to how you write a blog post. From Blogger click the Posting | Edit Pages tab, then click New Page. (Note: you can create up to 10 pages.)

Once your page is published, you can link to it from the new Pages widget. The Pages widget lets you add links to your pages as tabs at the top of your blog, or as links in your blog’s sidebar.

In the Pages widget, you can decide which pages will be linked and in what order they will appear. You can also choose whether you want new pages to appear automatically in the Pages widget by checking or unchecking the box to the left of Add new Pages by default.

Finally, for those of you that have custom templates, your custom template may not automatically support Pages as horizontal “tabs”. If you are familiar with HTML, follow these instructions on how to add Pages to your custom template.

February 9, 2010 at 1:07 pm Leave a comment

ATI Radeon HD 5570 Graphics Card Features Review & Price

The new ATI Radeon HD 5570 graphics card is an energy efficient, affordable price DirectX 11 card for small form factor desktop PCs.It supports ATI’s Eyefinity and Microsoft’s DirectX 11 along with full 1080p HD playback and ATI Stream technology, helping to boost performance for video playback and productivity applications, all while enabling a full Microsoft Windows 7 experience.

Key specifications of ATI Radeon HD 5570 Graphics Card :

* 627 million 40nm transistors
* TeraScale 2 Unified Processing Architecture
* DDR3 memory interface
* PCI Express 2.1 x16 bus interface
* DirectX 11 support
* OpenGL 3.2 support1
* Image quality enhancement technology
* ATI Eyefinity multi-display technology
* ATI Stream acceleration technology
* ATI CrossFireX multi-GPU technology
* ATI Avivo HD Video & Display technology
* ATI PowerPlay power management technology
* Certified drivers for Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Windows XP

ATI Radeon HD 5570 Price in India : The new ATI Radeon HD 5570 Graphics Card price will be around Rs.4,000 in India.

February 9, 2010 at 12:40 pm Leave a comment

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