Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Blackberry Tip - Toggle between applications easily !

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

To toggle between applications on your Blackberry either:

  1. Press and Hold the Alt Key and keep pressing/tapping the Escape button. OR
  2. Press and Hold the Alt Key and Escape buttons while moving the scroll bar to switch to the application you want to.


iPad hacked to run Windows XP

Looks like Windows 95 running on an iPad just isn't enough, with this new hack featuring Windows XP instead, thanks to Dave Soble, CEO of Evolve Technologies. This was made possible running VMWare Connectwise, taking all of 5 minutes of his time. Interesting - will iPad owners be curious enough to run Windows XP on their brand new devices, or do they prefer not to "defile" it with anything Microsoft?


Monday, April 26, 2010

HP Pavilion PCs Offer Swing Motion Controller In India

Monday, April 26, 2010

Details aren’t abundant at the moment, but reports are in that HP has launched a new motion sensing control, dubbed the HP Swing, over in India. The device will be offered with HP Pavilion PCs exclusively, allowing users to enjoy interactive games like tennis, bowling, pool and some others. The computer giant claims that this is the first time motion sensing will be available on the PC, and pricing will begin at about $670 (29,738 Indian Rupees). So now computers are set to challenge the Nintendo Wii as well?



Camera Connection Kit Boosts iPad Functionality

The iPad Camera Connection Kit if finally shipping, and iPad owners can be pleasantly surprised that Apple did not announce all of the kit's capabilities at the keynote speech. Besides reading SD memory cards to import photos, the Camera Connection Kit was expected to provide a USB port for digital cameras. The USB adapter plugs into the Apple 30-pin dock connector on the bottom of the iPad, or into the keyboard dock. What's interesting is what devices Apple has chosen to allow the iPad's USB port to recognize and use.

There's been a lot of attention given to the use of a wireless Bluetooth keyboard with the iPad, but now with the USB adapter it's possible to connect a USB keyboard. For those who already have a USB keyboard this is good news. It will also save a few bucks at the Apple Store compared to the wireless version, and won't require batteries.

The second surprise is that USB audio headsets indeed can be connected using the Camera Connection Kit. The iPad will automatically switch audio to the USB headset for listening to music and having a two-way VoIP phone call.

External USB hard drives did not make the list. Unfortunately they are not supported by the iPad and cannot connect via the USB port. It's possible that Apple will add more functionality with iPhone OS 4 when it comes to the iPad this fall. The USB port has the potential to give iPad a broad range of compatibility with different devices.

As of yet, Apple has not provided a complete list of digital cameras that are supported by the USB adapter. Although the Camera Connection Kit is limited, it expands the iPad's possibilities. The Camera Connection Kit is available now for $29. http://gadget-help.blogspot.com/


Saturday, April 24, 2010

Latest Gadgets: Tiny Chobi Cam from Japan

Saturday, April 24, 2010
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The size of this new camera from Japan is as big as an eraser. This miniature camera comes from Japan Trust Technologies and it’s called Chobi Cam. With its small size 1.7 x 1.1 x 0.5 inches and weigh of only half an ounce it’s one of the smallest cameras ever.

The camera stores all of your data on the microSD card giving you more than enough space for all your videos and photos. It records videos in AVI format with resolutions of 1280 x 960 pixels and can shoot picutres at 2048 x 1536 pixels resolution in jpeg file format. The camera also allows you to record up to 50 minutes of audio.

Once fully charged this camera can run for about 120 minutes and if you ever run of the battery simply connect your camera to your PC via USB cable. Chobi Cam also comes with an external charger allowing you to recharge it on the move.

It is priced a bit more than 100$ and can only be purchased through the Japan Trust Technologies website.


Review: VDownloader - Probably the best internet browser !

VDownloader takes the internet browsing experience to a new level. You can surf the internet like you would normally do but not only does it allow you to download videos but also let's you convert them to the most comfortable format possible. You wouldn't need any other softwares anymore. It is extremely user friendly and the setup is just 6.62 MB - easy to download and consumes less memory.

The screenshot below reflects how simple and user friendly the application is.

As I mentioned earlier, Vdownloader allows convert the video to any format possible. Take a look at the screenshot. From windows Media Player to iPad, Vdownloader handles everything.

The best feature of Vdownloader - Scheduler !
You can edit the settings so that it downloads videos only during weekends or during some predefined hours allowing you to control down downloading habits.

It allows you to search for videos and put align them for Batch Conversion.


  • Small in size.
  • Simple to use.
  • Consumes less CPU and literally no RAM.
  • Can download videos in batch.
  • Downloads can be scheduled on weekly basis.
  • Converts videos to almost every possible format.
  • Basic features are free to use.


  • No help manual available. Though the application is simple to use yet a help manual is a must with every software that goes live on the Internet.
  • History feature can be a bit confusing to use.
  • Test download not explain properly. The application requests to edit the TestList.txt file to perform download tests but does not give the exact path of TestList.txt file. It is actually present in the folder where the software is installed (Usually C:\Program Files\VDownloader)
  • Beware before you edit the proxy settings (see image below) from this software. The large buttons for various browsers when clicked change the proxy settings of those particular browsers (if the checkbox for Enable local proxy server is checked) instantly. This can hamper your browsers connection to the Internet. It did the same in my case and I had to dig into the settings of Internet Explorer and Chrome to disable proxy which VDownloader had enable due to one single click. So, think before you click!

Click to download VDownloader !



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