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Daily Roundup May 19, 2013

Windows Windows 8.1, previously code-named Windows Blue will be available for public preview from June 26th, but the final release date has not been confirmed. http://www.engadget.com/2013/05/14/windows-blue-details/ Google Glass You really can’t expect me to hold off buying one after seeing this reaction, can you? Storage bump 15 GB now shared between Drive, Gmail, and Google+ Photos. These changes to Google Drive storage will roll out over the next couple of weeks All Access (Paid, US Only) If you are in US, you might want to try All Access from Google Music. It is similar to Spotify and most people seem to think it is better than Spotify. Being in India, I can’t use the service without making quite a bit of changes in how my computer connects to the internet, but you might want to check it out. At least use the 30 day trial. If you sign up for …

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Corporate Responsibility – Google Style

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I am not a management guru, but I did learn something about management and corporate responsibilities. Recently on Facebook I came across a post from Robert Scoble about how US market is the market that counts. He was talking about an article which reported that the iPhone 5 sales have helped Apple to take climb up the sales chart atleast in the US. I agree with him on the point that US market is one of the major market there is and being the leader there counts for something. But I would like to take a look at the bigger picture. According to reports, the the individual parts of iPhone costs less than $200, yet it is sold at over $600 unlocked. Is that a 300% markup? Probably not. Though $200 is not the exact price and Apple would obviously get more discount based on the fact they are ordering …

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Feed Roundup

Here are some interesting news that I read online recently. Hope you like this tiny digest. Siri For iPhone That is one of the hottest news in tech world. A virtual assistant that can not only talk back to you, but do it with a certain amount of (Artificial) Intelligence. That is the dream of every Geek. Siri (pronounced /ˈsɪri/) is a personal assistant application for iOS. The application uses natural language processing to answer questions, make recommendations, and perform actions by delegating requests to an expanding set of web services. Siri claims that the software adapts to the user’s individual preferences over time and personalizes results, as well as accomplishing tasks such as making dinner reservations and reserving a cab.[1] via Siri (software) – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Unfortunately, I don’t have Apple, and I prefer my Android phone and after some digging I came up with a few interesting applications …

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Google Plus Invites

  So the big news out there is Google Plus with quite a few people trying to get an invite. This time around the rush is not as big as Gmail or Wave, but it is still there and from the looks of it, Google is not restricting invitation as it did previously. I did get my invitation and I am in the process of inviting those I know to Google Plus. Would you like an invitation? Post a comment and I will hook you up with one. Before you ask for an invite. Here are the two things you should know before you ask for an invite. Google Plus works only with Google accounts that have an active Google profile. If you haven’ t created your Google profile yet, you won’t be able to sign up for Google Plus. You can create a Google Profile by going to http://profiles.google.com …

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Install Gingerbread on NexusOne without waiting for OTA update

  Google has made Gingerbread available for NexusOne and if don’t mind waiting a “few weeks” before you receive the “over the air” (OTA) update you probably don’t have to read further. Unfortunately, I have been waiting impatiently for GingerBread update and I can’t wait any further.   At the moment of writing, my NexusOne is rebooting after installing the update (fingers crossed). And jut to be clear, my phone has not been rooted, and what I am going to suggest is not illegal and is not going to void your warranty, whatever is left of it. I have not mentioned Nexus S as I have not tired the steps, but you will find the steps almost similar and other posts for Nexus S. 1. First you need to download the update from the Google server. Download Gingerbread for NexusOne 2. Rename the file. The original file that you download will be named …

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Looking back

I am going to cheat on postaday2011 by rehashing my old post. I was arguing with a friend about when I got Gmail. I had the date around the end of May. Today I checked an old post and found that I had blogged on 9th June after finally getting my Gmail account. He had claimed he had it before 2004 which I knew was not possible. Wikipedia confirmed that Gmail was launched as an invitation only beta on 1st of April, 2004. Why am I not posting anything new? When I started blogging it was just cursorily about the new medium whereby you create your own website instantly. This was long back, when GeoCities where considered great for hosting websites (It offered 5 MB of storage) I was studying at that time, (mid to late 2000) and the blog was at blogspot.com. Soon it lost its novelty and I stopped blogging for a …

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