Friday, July 30, 2010


Nokia -the leading handset vendor has announced the latest mobile application for its users i.e.,Ovi Browser beta, which is aimed at Series 40 phones, and which is expected to prove a great option for Nokia's users.

This puts the Ovi browser in the direct competition with Opera's Mini which has been in this space since 2005 and is arguably the most used mobile web browser today.Like Opera Mini, Ovi Browser is a Java client that uses a compression proxy to reduce bandwidth.

Nokia said,"We’re in the process now of building up our global infrastructure to provide the best possible speed, performance, and reliability for millions of users. We’ll also be adding features to improve local search and personalization and extending support for more local languages and markets “.

Ovi Browser brings rich web browsing to Series 40 devices that's fast, easy, and saves on data charges. The browser is powered by patented cloud-based Internet compression technology that delivers advanced web pages to your phone. As a result, pages show up quicker than ever and over the air data usage is reduced up to 90%.

Beyond performance, the browser includes an innovative user interface that makes it easy to access your favorite content directly from the start page without having to hunt through menus

Other features include support for form and URL auto complete. Users can also select their default search engines. It also supports various view modes including a full page view, zoomed-in view, column view.

The Ovi browser is now designed for Nokia's mid-range Series 40 phones. The new mobile app is compatible with phones like Nokia 2700 Classic, Nokia 2730 Classic, Nokia 3120 Classic, Nokia 3600 Slide, Nokia 5130 XpressMusic, Nokia 5220 Xpressmusic, Nokia 5310 XpressMusic, Nokia 5330 Mobile TV Edition, Nokia 5330 Xpressmusic, Nokia 5610, Nokia 6300i, Nokia 6303, Nokia 6500 Slide, Nokia 6500 Classic, Nokia 6600 Slide, Nokia 6700 Classic, Nokia 7210 Supernova, Nokia 7900 Prism, Nokia X3.


Usually we used to hold the backward key in your browser, inorder to access the history page. Here is the new chrome extension that allows us to view the history page with a single click on your browser.One click access to History page from the toolbar. Click the following link to install the history button in your chrome browser.

Thursday, July 22, 2010


Now a new computer program has fortunately decoded a written ancient language last used in Biblical times into a known language. The success could contribute "resurrecting" ancient texts that are no longer understood.

This program has been developed by a team at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the program automatically translates written Ugaritic, which consists of dots and wedge-shaped stylus marks on clay tablets. The script was last used around 1200 B.C. in western Syria.

A sample of Ugaritic script on a gift-shop replica.

To evaluate the efficiency of their programme, the researchers gave reference of the Hebrew language, which is similar to Ugaritic.Through repeated analysis, the program linked letters and words to map nearly all Ugaritic symbols to their Hebrew equivalents in a matter of hours.

According to the scientists, the programme looks for commonly used symbols in the two languages and gradually refines its mapping of the alphabet until it can go no further.The system is then able to make assumptions about the way different words are formed and whether they consist of a prefix and a suffix, for example.

The Ugaritic alphabet has 30 letters, and the system correctly mapped 29 of them to their Hebrew counterparts.Of the words that the two languages shared the programme was able to correctly identify 60 per cent of them.

The programme also assumes that the computer knows where one word begins and another ends, something, which is not always the case.

Barzilay thinks the decoding program can overcome this hurdle by scanning multiple languages at once and taking contextual information into account improvements that could uncover unexpected similarities or links to known languages.

Friday, July 16, 2010


When we click the fullscreen button in the YouTube video, it does not change the size of the actual browser window; it just fills the window with video.
Now the new Google chrome extension Window Expander for YouTube maximizes YouTube videos in your web browser by eliminating all white space and other texts and increases the viewing quality level of the particular video. 
This new Feature has been added as of Version 1.7; here we can now set a preferred quality level for YouTube Videos.  The options include small, medium, large, 720p, and 1080p.
Click here to install the Window Expander for YouTube.


Here is the new and very useful extension from Google which is a Full-featured mini-browser/lookup for Wikipedia. The following are some of the new features in version 1.6:

  • Featured articles enabled in more languages
  • New languages
  • Select text within in the popup, then right click to search
  • Customizable popup size
  • Access to your recent wiki lookups across any tabs and pages
  • Multi-lingual Wikipedia support
  • Instant popup; No delay, no unneeded loading from Wikipedia with our cache!
  • Back/forward history; Like a mini wiki browser!
  • Key focus: type the moment you open it
  • Ability to open Wikipedia lookup in a new tab!
  • Various bug fixes
  • Option to open featured article on startup

This is a great tool to get things done on Google Chrome. Fixed bugs on some Wikipedia pages. This could be the best extension for us.

Advantages of the various versions:

version 1.6:

new languages, new featured article languages, style update

version 1.5:

new languages, customizable width

version 1.4:

new languages, right click to search, bug fixes

version 1.3:

better secondary language support, open featured article on startup

Click here to install Wikipedia Companion - Mini Wiki Browser as your chrome extension.


As we all know, the common motive of both Google and Wikipedia is to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible. Hence they become the natural partners.
Wikipedia is a global phenomenon, with more than 15 million articles in 272 languages.Still there's an obstacle for further global penetration of the site, it's the fact that the most of those articles are in a fistful of languages like English, French, and German.
The Google Translate Team is looking to make the content available to a number of smaller languages.In order to do so, it has enlisted a number of volunteers in Africa, India, and the Middle East to translate content into Arabic, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Swahili, Tamil, and Telugu.The following shows the Translate graph in various languages.
It's therefore no surprise to hear that the search behemoth Google helps out the cooperatively written project with Wikipedia. All of this is a commendable goal, given how often Wikipedia entries show up in Google search results. But it's perfectly suited to improving Google's own translation tools.
Google's translation technology begins with content in which the same text appears in multiple languages. The more examples of human translation it has, the better it works and the less often it has to fall back on machine translation.
Wikipedia provides a diverse and growing body of subject matter that seems ideal for the task. Google has made great progress with Hindi, debatable one of the larger smaller languages, but the method is not so obvious. The team has already translated 600,000 words from English to Hindi, growing the Hindi version of the online encyclopedia by nearly 20 percent.
Google apparently uses Google Trends to pinpoint content and then the Translator Toolkit to translate it for Wikipedia. The Translator Toolkit can specifically import Wikipedia pages, and doing so contributes a project to Google's translation technology.
Having better translation directly helps Google by lowering language barriers for its sites not just supplying search results, but indexing Web sites, captioning YouTube videos, translating e-mail, and translating Web pages viewed in Chrome.
This information could be a pretty impressive one for surfing people.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010


Now everyone can browse the internet and visit their favorite pages on any phone on the market today, even if that phone does not have an installed web browser or support for web browsing software. You can view the content of your favorite website in the form of text messages or can listen to that content on your phone.

HP Labs has launched a new technology called "SiteonMobile", that allows web access via SMS and voice services instead of the conventional webpage-based browsing method. For using this service, the user have to select the most accessed web content. Then SiteonMobile allow the users to pack the web interactions as widgets.

Later it will be delivered on to mobile through SMS or voice in landline connections. Based on cloud-computing, it targets small and medium enterprises to deliver content and services on their website via SMS and voice. The cloud computing service is currently available for free of cost but the enterprises may charge users for SMS and voice services after the project is fully updated.

The aim of this technology is to make the internet available to the masses with low-end mobile handsets. Businesses can utilize this platform to create "TaskLets" or task-based personal web interactions to ensure that only the relevant content is delivered instead of the complete web page. Visit get more information.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010


            Airtel India has announced free usage of Facebook mobile site for two months for its GPRS users. This free usage period will be from JULY to AUGUST. In this period the airtel users will be able to post status updates, comment, write on walls,send message and also be able to view or upload photos. 

                                    Additional information for Airtel users is "Airtel is going to give Facebook access in five indian languages such as Tamil, Malayalam, Punjabi, Telugu and Bengali". This service will be started from 15th July of 2010. 
                           Any way, Airtel and Facebook are going to earn more customers within this two months of time, since India has the wide usage of Mobile Internet.