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Google buys collaboration app to boost Wave

By Juan Carlos Perez | IDG News Service

In order to boost its Wave product, Google has acquired AppJet, which makes the EtherPad real-time workgroup collaboration application.

“AppJet is a team of highly-talented entrepreneurs with deep expertise in real-time Web collaboration. Google and AppJet have a shared vision of how Web collaboration can benefit users, and we’re excited to have the AppJet team contribute to the success of Google Wave,” a Google spokesman said on Friday.

The AppJet team will join the group developing Wave, an ambitious hosted collaboration application Google unveiled in May and that is still in limited availability by invitation only. Continue reading

December 6, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment

How to solve winamp And Gtalk incompatibility?

If you use Winamp 5.5 or higher, you may experience that your Gtalk crashes whenever you select the “Show current music track” status. To resolve this problem, follow these steps:

  1. Go to the root directory of Winamp which is usually in C:\Program Files\Winamp\
  2. Now create an empty file (Right click the mouse -> New -> Text document), so the default file would be like “New Text Document.txt”. Continue reading

December 6, 2009 Posted by | Internet and related, Windows | , , , | 2 Comments

Mozilla Raindrop Aims To Bring a New Era in Communication

raindrop-logoMozilla Labs has announced the Raindrop project today – a new open-source, experimental email and communication platform. Raindrop aims to be a sort of intelligent inbox filtering system, which separates your personal messages, the actual conversations, from the bulk of notifications, updates and all types of emails that clutter up your inbox Continue reading

October 23, 2009 Posted by | Internet and related | , , | Leave a comment

Add virtual desktops to Windows 7 using Dexpot

dexpotComputer users these days commonly have many programs open at once — often too many to easily manage on a single screen. Being able to switch between multiple workspaces on a single monitor is very handy for doing works on computer. If you are a Mac or Linux user, you must be familiar with the concept of vitual desktops. Unfortunately, Windows 7 (and earlier versions of Windows) does not have virtual desktop support. But with a third party program, you can add additional desktops with which to work from.

Dexpot 1.4 is a free utility and it allows you to create up to 20 virtual desktops Continue reading

October 20, 2009 Posted by | Windows | , , , , | Leave a comment

PySDM – A user friendly application to automount your disk in Ubuntu

Logo_UbuntuIf you are dual booting Windows and Ubuntu, you will find that Ubuntu does not auto mount NTFS partition by default. Everytime you login, you have to mount it manually. There is a simple way to fix this problem. You can use the application PySDM. It provides a friendly user interface and is very simple to work with.

PySDM is a Storage Device Manager that allows full customization of hard disk mountpoints without manually access to fstab. It also allows the creation of udev rules for dynamic configuration of storage devices Continue reading

October 19, 2009 Posted by | Linux | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Deskbar Applet for Ubuntu-Quick access and search applet

Logo_UbuntuDeskbar applet provides a versatile search interface. You type a web address, or an email address, or a file name, or an application or some keyword, and it shows a popup with possible choices from there. You can simply think of it as the search dialog box that pops up in Kubuntu when you press ALT + F2.

With this utility you can access Continue reading

October 17, 2009 Posted by | Linux | , , , , | Leave a comment

Malicious Microsoft Plugin puts Firefox users vulnerable to attack


Back in February, there was a Microsoft Windows Update that installed the add-on Microsoft .NET Framework Assistant into Firefox. It was silently installed into the browser without the consent of the user. Earlier this week, Microsoft’s security engineers acknowledged that this plugin poses a critical security threat to the browser. This update adds to Firefox one of the most dangerous vulnerabilities present in all versions of Internet Explorer–the ability for websites to easily and quietly install software on your PC. Continue reading

October 16, 2009 Posted by | Internet and related | , , , | 3 Comments

Mozilla Plugin Check to boost your security


Mozilla developers have launched a new service called Plugin Check to help Firefox users keep a select number of popular browser add-on components up-to-date. Plugin Check takes the form of a web page and tests for more than 15 popular plugins right now, however Mozilla developers claim addtional coverage of plugins shortly.

Firefox can already check if the plugins installed through the website “addons.mozilla.org” are up-to-date. But this cannot be done for some plug-ins like RealPlayer, Flash or Silverlight. Continue reading

October 15, 2009 Posted by | Internet and related | , , , , , | Leave a comment

WikiReader – The complete Wikipedia in a handheld device


OpenMoko, known from building the first fully open source phone, released its new device, WikiReader. Priced at $99, the new wikireader delivers the joy of information by packing every Wikipedia article into a pocket-friendly travelling companion and it works completely offline. Continue reading

October 14, 2009 Posted by | Gadgets | , , | 2 Comments

Schedule your email/ SMS/ social networks(Twitter, Facebook,Orkut,MySpace,hi5,Friendster,Blogger) mesages and updates


Wondering how to schedule messages and status updates to your social networks???? Well, you can use an application called Sendible for this purpose. It lets you schedule your social network messages and updates ahead of time. Sendible supports Twitter, Facebook (messages and status), MySpace, Orkut, Friendster, hi5 and Blogger. Continue reading

October 13, 2009 Posted by | Internet and related | , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment


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