Saturday, February 27, 2010

Unknown Cool Google Services

We are all aware that Google has some cool services which starts from Search Engine, Gmail, GTalk , Google Earth , Google Map and the recently launched Google Buzz etc. But still there are some cool features that is not so famous lets see them

Google News TimeLine


This project his hidden under the sleeves of Google Labs, its main feature is to give Head lines of all news for a particular time line (per recent week). You can search your desired content and Google News Line will pull up the recent headlines and populate for you in date wise. So its a one shot news preview.

Link : Google News Time Line

Google In Quotes


This quotes displays the recent quotes made by a particular Political Leaders in recent times about a topic. This feature is good but has limited set of political leaders. This might expand soon to Scientist, Actors/ Actress etc. This is a upcoming features

Link : Google in Quotes

Google Patents Search


Are you a inventor or currently programming your own software algorithm, you can search whether the same has been already patented or already the technology has been invented. This site search through indexed patents registered with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). The search engine uses optical character recognition (OCR) to sift through patents based on words and terms embedded in the image scans.

Link: Google Patents

Google Image Swirl


This one is hell a Cool Feature guys we have super cool feature called Google Similar Images. This feature is now graduated to Google Image search. Google Similar image will give result set of similar images but Image Swirl goes way a head and gives us a superb user interface of images and its sub groups

First the images gives stacked search images then clicking on the images gives us the one shot grouping view


Link : Google Image Swirl

Google Code Search


No need for explanation name itself suggest it search code for us. Good for Learners and Coders

 Link : Google Code Search

Google Fast Flip


This is like virtual News Stand, this is some what similar to Google News Timeline but this gives new in brand wise, there is a iphone Mobile version of the same

Other Notable Services

There are some more cool services but need lot of catch up to do

Google Scholar : if you are searching to make any paper presentation or read docs its good place

Google Product : One stop Shopping site but not as great as eBay.

Google Trends : Gives you the latest hot searching keyword trends, discover what the world is searching

Google City Tours : its awesome idea, gives you day wise tour trip of a city and even walking distance and time and even direction take right and take left but needs lot of catch up to do. it’s not working in IE 8, try in Google Chrome

Google Audio Indexing : same as Google Quotes but its not taking index from their news text , its taking from their audios, which are in Google Videos , you tube etc. as of now its very limited data only.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Tech Tweets : Windows Mobile 7 Phone Series

So its the last throw of Dice for Microsoft in Mobile Phone OS arena, after its over taken by Iphone OS and Android. It Seems 7 is been lucky for Microsoft ,Lets see what this Windows Mobile 7 Phone OS offers

Core OS

Good News is Microsoft has developed this OS from the existing Zune OS leaving the Old Windows Mobile 6.5 in Scrap. But Bad News is for Windows Mobile App developers, no news as of now whether it support .Net Compact framework or backward compatibility with old Windows Mobile 6.5. Microsoft is yet to provide its new SDK for this version of OS.

User Interface

Gone are the days when we use Stylus in touch screen PDA and Smart phone (PALM, HP ipaq, Asus etc) when Iphone made everything work with your fingers

Windows Mobile 7 Phone has new concept call hub, it has 6 hubs organized as People, Pictures, Games, Music + Video, Marketplace, and Office. which is called as Live Titles, you can modify the home screen to some extend.


The interface is much like Zune HD with flipping, zooming all fancy stuff. if you Scroll down to find more big, live tiles: Calendar, Exchange, Windows Live, Me and Xbox Live. Scroll right to find the list of all apps on your phone.


it uses the same Zune HD interface , just like we have ipod feature in iphone we have zune in Windows phone

zune music

Social Networking & Browsing

people it support Face book ( every one knows Microsoft invested heavily on FB) and windows Live so you can always be connected. it supports other Social networking also.

The new Web browser is based on Internet Explorer, and includes pinch-to-zoom and automatic column reformatting. Bad news is as of now it does not supports FLASH, it seems everyone is moving in Apple way.

Every phone will have Bing Search button :)

Pictures Gallery

This one is cool they have separate gallery view which is very much integrated with social networking you can directly sync with any cloud or social networking for real time update. off course you have all that multi touch zooming and scrolling option

pictures zune


The whopping mobile gaming market which Iphone has created must have made Microsoft to include this feature, We have a cool new Xbox Live for mobile, its same as the Xbox Live which we have inXbox 360 connect to your gaming world via phone and enjoy the games.

xbox livre

Email & Office

This is one will take the blackberries off the shelves the best mobile email client ever the integration is so superb and it has office onenote to take down all the notes

wm office

Hardware partners

Microsoft told earlier that HTC touch flo will not be a feature of this phone, the phone is heavy in graphics and they are smooth, sleek too. They had made a strict minimum requirements for this software to run such as

  1. Capacitive multitouch screen with atleast 4 point touch
  2. 5 – Megapixel camera
  3. FM Radio
  4. etc

As of now Microsoft is working with Qualcomm, LG, Samsung, Garmin Asus, HTC, HP, Dell, Sony Ericsson, and Toshiba. AT&T's their "premiere partner" in the US.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Unlock Hidden Themes in Windows 7

By Default Windows 7 Comes with cool themes but still windows 7 have cool country Specific Themes

Let’s see how to unlock the Feature

Go to Control Panel –> Appearance and Personalization –> Folder Option

Uncheck the Hide Protected Operating System Files (Recommended)


Click “Yes” button on the security warning and click Ok button.

Then go to the following path C:\Windows\Globalization\MCT there you can find themes country wise


Folder Names Countries
AU Australia
CA Canada
GB Great Britain
US United States
ZA South Africa


I really felt South African Wallpapers were cool


Open the MCT – AU or any Folder and open Themes folder and double click it to enjoy the cool themes

For More Windows 7 Themes Click Here

Google Buzz has Gone Nuts Look @ this Mischievous Feature

Google BuZz not

Image Source :  The Doghouse Diaries

Cool Buzz

Oops Google Buzz has Edit Post option, which I personnely Tried to0 I  can change the Content and the Comments and Replies exits so it can be funny and Mischievous one too.

if I post something like

Who love Ice Creams ? and if i get some 5 comments saying I love , I love  then I can edit the Who Love iCe creams to Who Love Me lolz he he beware guys and Gals this is a really stupid feature I feel

Still Me Buzzing about the Google Buzz will come out with More soon