Saturday, June 14, 2008


Why women shouldnt work in IT...................

Friday, June 13, 2008

Hottest iPhone rivals

The release of 3G iPhone has once again refueled the raging iPhone battle. It has renewed the fight which has been on since January 2007 (at MacWorld), when Steve Jobs first showcased his touchscreen magic to the world.
Jobs keynote address at MacWorld woke up the telecom world to a new opponent and since then the cell phone manufacturers have been on their toes to develop a formidable iPhone rival.
Almost all top cell phone makers, including the mobile giant Nokia either have an iPhone rival ready or are vigorously working on the same. In fact, Korean electronic manufacturer LG even stole Apple's thunder when it unveiled LG Prada, world's first completely touchscreen phone, in March 2007, almost two months prior to iPhone hitting the market.
While LG took lead, the other companies are also not leaving any stone unturned to dissuade Apple from taking over the cell phone market the way it has swept the MP3 player market.
So, here's looking into the hottest competition to iPhone. While some of these iPhone killers boasts of enhanced multimedia features and video recording, others tout larger display and improved navigation options.

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TRAIN to HK Disneyland

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Microsoft unveils new touchscreen Windows

By early 2010, people will be able to move objects on their PC by touching the screen with their fingers, Microsoft said

Microsoft is signalling the end of the mouse with its latest operating system, which aims to build on the success of its rival Apple's iPhone touch screen.
Windows 7 will allow PC users to touch, rather than point and click, in a move which indicates that the world’s most influential software company believes that the days of the keyboard-mouse combination are coming to an end. But some critics claim that Microsoft is a long way from replacing what has been the dominant human-computer interface since its invention by Xerox researchers in the 1970s.
It is unclear how willing office workers or home users are to abandon hard-won typing skills and lean forward to start manipulating images on a large computer screen.

Paglo Opens Beta of World's First Search Engine for IT

Paglo ( launched the beta of the world's first search engine for IT. The easy-to-use service enables users to discover and index all of their IT data and get instant answers to computer, network, and user questions. More than 800 companies are already using Paglo as part of the company's early access program. And because the system is on-demand, users can tap the experience of others directly through shared searches, dashboards, and alerts -- known as Paglo share-its. To activate a free beta account and be up and running in minutes, go to (see also ).
Paglo is a software-as-a-service (SaaS) offering that provides a 'system-of-record' by making all of an organization's IT data immediately accessible and useful. The Paglo service benefits any IT, operations, or security professional. For example, a company can quickly discover and locate all devices connected to its network, determine how many copies of Microsoft(R) Office are in use, or find users with administrative privileges to key systems.
IT professionals also benefit from the wisdom of their peers. Searches, dashboards, and alerts can be instantly saved as a Paglo share-it, and can then be shared within a company or with the entire Paglo community. Share-its are categorized by type and contain the search syntax to answer a specific question or generate quantitative results. All users can take advantage of share-its and modify them to meet their specific needs. When a share-it is used, the returned information is based on the specific data in the user's Search Index.
"Search has transformed consumer behavior, but has yet to truly change how business is conducted," said Paglo CEO, Brian de Haaff. "We provide search to find answers for business, and we're starting with IT. While some users refer to Paglo as 'Google(TM) for IT,' it's our unique ability to return both simple text and rich quantitative data from searches that sets us apart. Additionally, because we are on-demand and our users can collaborate via Paglo share-its and connect through our forums, it's easy to see why we are changing the way people manage their business."
The perfect IT search engine captures and understands all of the information about devices, networks, and users. This type of "universal search" is the value that Paglo delivers. Paglo's patent-pending technology incorporates the Paglo Crawler, open-source discovery software that securely gathers IT information, and can be easily extended with plug-ins to capture additional data sources. Discovered information is securely transferred to the Paglo Search Index. Searches can then be run that return both simple text and rich quantitative data. Each business has its own secure Paglo Search Index that keeps the information completely separate and private from every other user.
Paglo users keep their fingers on the pulse of their technology environment via fully customizable Paglo Dashboards, which automatically present results from searches they have saved. Users can create as many unique dashboard views as they like -- such as one for server management, one for network management, and one for security. Any search can be saved for future use to run again. In addition, any search can be turned into an alert, which Paglo regularly reruns, and sends a notification when user-defined parameters have been triggered.

Windows XP To Windows 7 A Risky Path, Microsoft Warns

Businesses that skip and upgrade their computers directly from the XP to 7 could expose themselves to security risks and other problems, Microsoft says in a new white paper.
Bypassing Vista could have "implications for security, support, and regulatory and reduce flexibility in the face of changing business requirements," writes Microsoft VP Mike Nash, in the paper.
Specifically, Nash says that businesses that wait for Windows 7 -- set for release in late 2009 or early 2010 -- to upgrade from XP could find themselves using outdated applications that don't employ proper security safeguards or are no longer supported.
They also won't get the advantage of new security technologies and other improvements that Microsoft embedded in Vista, Nash says. "By not deploying Windows Vista, it means missing out on the proven benefits such as better security, productivity, search, mobility, manageability and optimization," Nash says , which is titled "The Business Value Of Windows Vista."
Nash also says that it's pointless to allow concerns about compatibility with older applications to forestall a Vista upgrade -- because those same incompatibilities will exist in Windows 7. "Customers who are still using Windows XP when Windows 7 releases will have a similar application compatibility experience moving to Windows 7 as exists moving to Windows Vista from Windows XP," says Nash.
That's because Windows 7 uses many of the same core technologies that Microsoft first employed in Vista, he says.Nash's plea may be in response to the fact that, a full year-and-a-half after its debut, few enterprises have deployed Vista widely.Symantec chief operating officer Enrique Salem that only a small percentage of the security company's large business customers have upgraded their corporate PCs to Vista."For the most part, we're not seeing it," said Salem, in an interview. Salem said most of Symantec's enterprise customers continue to run their systems on the older Windows XP operating system because "they're not yet comfortable with Vista."
The lukewarm embrace given Vista may be starting to impact Microsoft's bottom line. The company in April revealed that third-quarter sales of Windows licenses plunged 24%, compared with the previous year.

Apple embraces subsidies in iPhone U-turn

Apple looks set to embark on a sweeping change to its business model for the iPhone by scrapping its revenue sharing arrangements with mobile phone operators.
The US computer company has agreed that the new iPhone should be subsidised by the mobile operators that sell it to consumers, according to people familiar with the situation.
Apple and the other groups involved declined to comment.
The subsidy plans should reduce the retail price of the iPhone. Analysts said the new iPhone could go on sale to US consumers for $200 or less, compared with $399 for the mark one.
Steve Jobs, Apple chief executive, is expected to unveil the iPhone using third-generation mobile technology on Monday. The 3G iPhone will offer faster web surfing speeds than the mark one.
Mobile operators will incur costs by subsidising the 3G iPhone, which explains why they have pushed for the revenue sharing arrangements with Apple to be dropped.
Last year Apple struck exclusive network deals for the iPhone with AT&T in the US, O2 in the UK, France Telecom and Deutsche Telekom.
Under the deals, the operators reluctantly agreed to hand over a portion of the monthly revenue paid by their iPhone customers. As much as 25 per cent of the revenue might have gone to Apple.
Such arrangements are rare, but it underlined how Apple's negotiating power was strong given that the iPhone set standards in mobile phone innovation with its touch screen and web browser.
While Apple may have been reticent about giving up the revenue sharing arrangements, the company looks to have found common cause with the operators on the subsidy plans.
It should enable Apple to drive up iPhone sales and turn it into a handset for the masses.
The operators will bear the subsidy costs given that the iPhone has brought the mobile internet to life and opened up revenue opportunities, such as advertising.
Apple has a target of selling 10m iPhones in 2008, and has reported sales of 1.7m between January and March.
Assuming a further 1.7m are sold between April and June, Apple would need to nearly double the sales rate in the second half.
Sales should be boosted by how Apple is expanding the number of operators selling the iPhone from four to 13.
But hitting the 10m target should also be facilitated by the subsidy plans, particularly given that the economic downturn is hitting sales.
The 8Gb iPhone had an initial retail price of $599 in the US, £269 in the UK and €399 in France and Germany, which put some consumers off. The price was later cut.
Sales of the iPhone in western Europe have been disappointing compared with the US.

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Just Miss !!

Look ONLY at the first photo.... read below, then look at the second photo. WOW !

Look at the first picture above and you can see where this guy broke through the guard rail (right side where the people are standing on the road). His truck left the road, traveling from right to left . He flipped end-over-end, across the culvert outlet and landed on the left side of it. Now look at the 2nd picture below

Hiroshima and Nagasaki At 1945 and Today

Hiroshima and Nagasaki At 1945

Now….wow!!!! We all know that Hiroshima and Nagasaki were destroyed in August 1945 after explosion of atom bomb. However little we know about progress the people of that land made during the past 62 years.