Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Photo Sharing on Twitter by Next Week - Reports

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Following the league of other social networking sites, micro blogging site Twitter could be planning to introduce its own photo upload and sharing service this week. Tej Kohli found many reports circulating on the web about the same.

According to various reports, the company's CEO, Dick Costolo, is expected to make the announcement at the D9 conference in California.

The service is expected to be based on twimg.com, acquired by Twitter last July. It would compete with the likes of Twitpic, Instagram and Yfrog, and could be monetized by the means of advertising.

There's a strong chance, however, that the step could offend third party developers - already unhappy about the way Twitter has encroached on their space.

Back in March, platform lead Ryan Sarver warned third party developers off creating Twitter clients. He told the company's developer forum: "Developers ask us if they should build client apps that mimic or reproduce the mainstream Twitter consumer client experience. The answer is no."

But with rival photo sharing services having been around long before that announcement, any competing launch from Twitter itself is likely to leave the likes of Twitpic somewhat aggrieved.

Twitter says the reason for the crackdown is that it wants to give users a more consistent experience. Last week, the company announced that it had bought the leading third-party client Tweetdeck for a reported $40 million.

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Monday, May 23, 2011

Apple Launches Store 2.0

Tej Kohli brings Apple users another good news. They can now have a refreshingly new experience at apple stores. Read the complete report at Tej Kohli blog

To coincide with its tenth anniversary, Apple has revamped its retail outlets around the world, introducing iPad2 next to all its products to give customers more information on the same.

These iPads are strongly fixed to the desks to prevent stealing. Encased in a clecar plactic stand, these iPads run a special application giving information about each product. However, the home button has been disabled, just in case anyone wants a quick game of Angry Birds instead.

Tej Kohli reports that these iPads which Apple is referring to as 'smart signs' have been convrted into a touchscreen manual. By hitting different tabs people can get information on specifications, price and support options. The customers can also tap a 'Specialist' tab for assistance from a live salesperson.

The new stores now include a dedicated area, similar to the company's original 'Genius Bar' which offers a personalized set up for buyers. Here buyers can have their favorite applications pre installed or set up an I tunes account among other things.

The roll out of this new design started in Australia and the Far East, followed by Europe and east coast of the USA
A new apple store is also expected to open today, which will allow customers to fully customize their purchases. It would allow users to add memory or upgrade their processor at the time of buying or ordering.

Tej Kohli IT blog is a place to find all latest news on Apple products. Tej Kohli is an IT expert with more than

10 years of experience in the technology sector.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Students, Buy a PC Get Xbox Free

Tej Kohli brings a good news for the American students, who can  now get a Xbox 360 free with a new PC buy. Tej Kohli blog brings the details on this latest offer.

From May 22 onwards, students who buy new PC worth $699 or more will get a free Xbox 360 4GB console, the software giant announced through their official blog today. The offer is available for internet users, who makes a purchase from Dell.com, HP.com or Microsoft's online store. Those who want to buy a laptop offline, can head to a retail outlet of Best Buy or Microsoft's stores.

Tej Kohli reports that to get the Free Xbox 360, students will need to have a .edu email address at the time of purchase. For those who don't have an .edu id, can walk in to a retail store and show their student Ids.

Currently, the Microsoft's Xbox 360 console is priced at $200. The hardware features built-in Wi-Fi and comes with a Black Xbox 360 wireless controller. If you want an additional storage, you can buy a hard drive separately.

The Xbox 360 is selling like hotcakes in the retail market of late, says Tej Kohli. According to a research firm, the software giant sold 297,000 unit in April and outdid Sony's Playstaion 3 and Nintendo's Wii. Microsoft claims that the Xbox 360 has been the best-selling console in 10 of the past 11 months.

Microsoft's free Xbox 360 offer is valid through September 3, or until stock lasts. The offer will be coming to Canada and France "soon".

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Thursday, May 19, 2011

Google Moves to Fix Android Leak!

While browsing the web Tej Kohli found this story about a flaw in Google's Android apps. Read on the complete story which Tej Kohli has shared here...

Google is working on fixing an issue with Android phones that could have leaked users' personal data.

It follows a warning from German security researchers that more than 99% of handsets were potentially leaking information. The flaw meant hackers could have gained access to data within the phones' calendar and contacts applications.

Such issues are likely to become more frequent, warned security experts.

Google said in a statement: "We're starting to roll out a fix which addresses a potential security flaw that could, under certain circumstances, allow a third party access to data available in calendar and contacts.

"This fix requires no action from users and will roll out globally over the next few days."

The vulnerability affected the login credentials for some applications.

The ID token that allows people to access the service without the need to keep logging could be intercepted by criminals if they were sent over unsecured wireless networks.

With this token, criminals would be able to pose as the user and get at their personal information.

Security experts have praised Google's quick response to the issue but warned that the huge range of Android smartphones on the market leaves Android devices open to security issues.

"Whereas Apple can issue a single iOS update to patch iPhones and iPads, things aren't so simple for Google's users," said Graham Cluley, a senior consultant for security firm Sophos.

He said users should upgrade to the latest version of Android and avoid using open wi-fi networks.

"Using 3G may eat into your data plan, but it is far less likely that your communications are being snooped upon," he said.

Tej Kohli is an IT enthusiast and loves to stay abreast with latest technologies. Through this blog, Tej Kohli takes opportunity to share all newsworthy technology updates with his readers.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Apple, iPhone Takes the Cake in New Guiness World Record Book

Tej Kohli IT passion blog brings you the latest developments in technology industry. After winning the hearts of millions of people worldwide, Apple and iPhone also scored big in the Guiness World Records.  Tej Kohli blog brings you the complete report.

A lot of mobile related items have found place in the Guinness World Records' new Gamer's Edition Book 2011. While Apple's iPhone 4 was named the fastest-selling portable gaming system, its App Store was declared the most popular application marketplace besides having had the largest launch line-up of a gaming system ever.

However, some non-apple favorites bagged a title as well such as Rovio's Angry Birds, which was listed for being the top-paid-for app in 'most nations'. TapTap Revenge was named the most popular iPhone game series and Plants vs.Zombies was named the fastest selling iPhone/iPod strategy game.

Tej Kohli says there certainly are many non-Apple or iPhone related items in the book, but for that you will have to buy a hard copy to fund out. Guinness has also launched a related Gamer's Edition Arcade App for iOS and Android that costs $0.99. 

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Thursday, May 12, 2011

Angry Birds For Chrome

Tej Kohli IT blog is all about latest technology news and updates. Rovio, the make of popular game Angry Birds has bulit the special Chrome version of the game. Read the entire report on Tej Kohli blog.

Chrome users now get their version of angry birds. Rovio head, Peter Vesterbacka demonstrated the popular game played in Google Chrome browser at the Google I/O developer conference today.

The company is using the Google Web Toolkit (GWT) to develop the web-based application, which is hosted on the Google App. Engine. There is no cost for playing the game in Google's Chrome web Store in 'beta'.

Vesterbacka said Rovio like Chrome particularly for the browser based game version. Its tough to create Web apps with high-end graphics in a browser, says Tej Kohli, but chrome offers the environment that can handle it.

"We didn't want to compromise on performance," said Vesterbacka. "We haven't been able to bring this to the Web. It hasn't been possible until today. We are bringing Angry Birds to the biggest platform out there, the Web."

Rovio has created some exclusive levels available only for the Chrome browser besides including some Chrome-specific tidbits like Chrome rocks, flowers, and clouds.

Users who want to get access to the premium levels can do so by using the new in-app payments from Google. Vesterbacka expressed his happiness about the price point. Google is allowing developers to keep 95 percent of the sale price of their apps.

"We're all for lower taxes," he said. "And 5 percent is fair."

Angry Birds in Chrome joins other desktop implementations, including a paid version on OS X through Apple's Mac App Store, as well as on Windows Machines through the Intel AppUp store.

Tej Kohli is an IT expert with more than 20 years of experience. Through his rich knowledge and interest in technology industry he brings you the latest developments through Tej Kohli IT blog.

Monday, May 9, 2011

The Flexible PaperPhone, a Tej Kohli report

Tej Kohli shares another amazing news for the gadget lovers. Imagine a phone that can be folded like a paper and can be kept in stacks. Read the complete report at Tej Kohli blog.

As the world around us is shrinking continually, here's another addition to the list of tiny, sleek objects, but this one is seriously the mother of all gadgets – the PaperPhone, a flexible phone that can be controlled by being bent, written on or used as a touchscreen.

The device, which is built to find out how people use a flexible phone, is a joint innovation of researchers Queen's University in Kingston, Canada, Arizona State University, USA, researchers from the E-Ink Corporation.

“This is the future. Everything is going to look and feel like this within five years,” Roel Vertegaal, director of the human media lab at Queen’s, said. “This computer looks, feels and operates like a small sheet of interactive paper.”

This epaper, uses the same E-Ink technology used in the Amazon Kindle ereader. Tej Kohli is impressed with this phone, which is only a few millimeters thick, can make phone calls, read ebooks and even play music.

The researchers say that this technology could eventually mean the end of paper and printers. Dr Vertegaal said: “The paperless office is here. Everything can be stored digitally and you can place these computers on top of each other, just like a stack of paper.”

Tej Kohli is a philanthropist and entrepreneur from San Jose, Costa Rica. Keep reading Tej Kohli blog for more updates on new gadgets.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Nintendo Cuts Down the Price of Wii to $149!

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In this post Tej Kohli shares a good news for the Wii lovers.....read on!

Game afficonados of the world rejoice! Nintendo has announced to reduce the price of its Wii gaming console to $149 and also include a Mario game in the bouquet.

Industry soothsayers were expecting this price slash for quite sometime now. Priced at $169 previously, the price cut came after Nintendo announced to launch a successor to the Wii in the coming year.

A lot of analysts believed Nintendo needed to do something to revive the console, which was the undisputed leader in gaming consoles for quite sometime, but has lost its demand for the past several months.

In a recent release, Nintendo said that beginning may 15 consumers can purchase a Wii (black or white)
for the new price of $149. The range will feature the Mario Kart Wii and a Wii wheel accessory in the same color as console.

The company also said that on May 15, it will launch its new "Nintendo Selects" series of Wii games. For $20, gamers can buy four hit Wii games: The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess; Mario Super Sluggers; Animal Crossing: City Folk; and Wii Sports. This would be the first time Wii Sports will be available to buy. Previously, it was bundled with the console.

Tej Kohli is an entrepreneur and philanthropist based in San Jose, Costa Rica. Currently, his many business ventures span the globe including his technology venture Grafix Softech. At Tej Kohli blog you will find all the latest updates related to the gadgets world.