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IE9 Beta Hitting this September

July 30, 2010 2 comments

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“Microsoft Chief Operating Officer Kevin Turner revealed today at the company’s annual financial analyst meeting that the first beta of the Internet Explorer 9 Web browser is planned for release in September. This is a little later than expected; leaked documents that emerged last month pointed at an August release date for the beta.”

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Source: Ars Technica

Google Earth Tells you Weather: Now in RealTime

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It’s the middle of summer, but for those of us who long for the return of cold winter weather and warm cups of cocoa, throw on your favorite poncho and check out the weather in Google Earth 5.2. The latest version projects images of rain and snow over the areas with those weather patterns as it’s actually happening! First enable the clouds layer, then zoom in to a particular location where it might be raining or snowing. I’m willing to bet London is a likely spot, even these days, or the Lone Star state (pictured below) which is in the midst of tropical storm season. Currently, our precipitation data cover some areas in North America and Europe; you can see if it’s available in certain places by enabling the radar layer.

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Source: Google Lat Long

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Adobe Reader Crosses 1 Million Download Mark

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Adobe Reader for Android has crossed 1 Million Downloads today. The reader was released just two months back for the android platform. The mobile e-book reading is attracting a lot of ardent readers and more and more are joining the ebook mobile saga. PDF is known for its fine print technology in the desktop world and now is also considered the best for the mobiles. More enhancements and feature requests have been placed in the Adobe Reader Forums and the team has promised to bring in some fantastic features into the application. Recently, Adobe Reader was considered part of the top 10 must have apps list for Android by eWeek. Hit the source link for all the details.

 

Source: Adobe Blogs

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Faster Way To Find Nearby Places

Google has added a new way to find places in their new Google Maps update version 4.4. Now you have direct options to find restaurants, coffee shops, bars, hotels, ATMs, Gas Stations and more at one click. Hit the source link for all the details.

 

Source: Google Lat-Long Blog

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Android Development Tutorials (Updated)

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Those of you interested in Android Operating System and and want to develop applications for the same can find various tutorial links in this post. This post will be updated often with good tutorials to get you started and create great applications for Android.

To begin with, below are few links for developing your very first App.

From Hack a Day:

Android Development 101: A Tutorial Series

Android Development 101 Part 1: Hello World

Android Development 101 Part 2: Graphical Elements

Android Development 101 Part 3: Introduction to Databases

From O’Reilly:

Developing Android Applications, Workshop One

Important Links:

Download SDK and Setup Development Environment

Application Fundamentals

Activity Class

UI Design

Data Storage

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BlindType – A Keyboard with an Extraordinary Word Prediction Algorithm

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Mind you, the keyboard isn’t for blind people if that is what you were thinking. The keyboard has an extraordinary word prediction algorithm. It also adjust its size based on how you type. The sheer brilliance of the software has to be seen with your own eyes. The software is soon coming to Android and iPhone. Well, Apple has a policy of not changing the default keyboard on iOS but the company BlindType says “this might change how Apple works”. We have to see if at all it changes but until then check out the video or hit the source link for more details. 

 

Source: BlindType

New Microsoft Security Essentials – Beta Available (limited downloads)

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Limited downloads of the next version of Microsoft Security Essentials is now available. This version will provide enhanced protection for web-based threats, windows firewall integration, new protection engine, network inspection system and many other features. The new version can be downloaded from Microsoft Connect Page. This requires Windows Live ID in order to download the software. Click the source link for more details.

 

Source: Windows Team Blog

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