Dec 8, 2011

Google Currents - magazine-like news reader for Android and iOS


Google’s long awaited answer to Flipboard, a social magazine application for Apple’s iPad and iPod Touch designed to collect the content of social networks and other websites and present them in magazine format on the Apple devices is Google Currents.  The new Google Currents service is available for both Android and iOS & it will include support for both smart phones and tablets. It will make online reading faster and enjoyable more than any other interface. The service is currently available in only United State. 

Google Currents is simple and touch-friendly way to consume favorite blogs, feeds of social networking sites and news sites straight on phone and tablet. Just go download Google Currents from the Android Market and the iTunes App Store for free. The feeds will be imported on device and will be cached for offline reading as well.

Dec 7, 2011

Apple loses the trademark iPad in China

Apple has been facing many hurdles on the end of intellectual property rights infringements in China. After fake Apple stores, it’s the term of trademark issue. China court has rejected Apple’s claim to own the iPad trademark. The dispute is between Apple and Proview Technology (Shenzhen), a Taiwanese-owned company. It registered trademarks for the name IPAD in many countries long before Apple conceived the name for its tablet.  

Proview Technology registered the name “IPAD” in the EU, China, Mexico, South Korea, Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam between 2000 and 2004, according to trademark databases. In 2006, Proview Electronics (Taiwan) agreed to sell Apple the “global trademark” for the IPAD name for £35,000, but the two companies have subsequently disagreed about whether that deal included China. Apple filed a lawsuit for the trademark in China, but Chinese trademark office rejected the application because the trademarks are owned by Proview Technology (Shenzhen), another affiliate of Proview International, the group is Hong Kong-listed holding company, and not the Taiwan unit.

Dec 2, 2011

MPs are happy- they need not throw the chairs now, when they have iPad

Despite the fact that the parliament is in state of paralysis these days, it has not stopped the Lok Sabha MPs from taking a digital leap. Lok Sabha secretariat has sanctioned Rs.50, 000 for each member to buy an iPad. The move is aimed at making office paperless and the members tech-savvy. Anyway, when they work on papers? They have nothing to do in parliament excepting fighting with each other, throwing chairs, and other stuffs. Ufff………what will they do with the feature rich iPad. Oh….an idea, they can throw the tablet computer on each other during a conflict.

Lok Sabha Secretary General T.K. Vishwanathan says, “We are encouraging MPs to use iPads. This would save a lot of paper”. You are right Mr. Vishwanathan, the iPad will save paper. It will also save mic and chairs. They can utilize the iPad to hit other members. They are very busy in serving the nation. When they don’t have time to research on topic on which discussion has to be done in the parliament, for sure, they cannot spend time in learning the technologies.

The PMs have been given the choice for buying Apple iPads or Android-based Samsung Galaxy Tabs. Very limited choice! There must be option for china product as well. It will help them utilizing the fund. They can buy a china iPad for small price and utilize rest money in making roads or other developmental activities as they are used to for spending personal income on nation. They are very innocent. Corruption is far away from them.

Mr Vishwanathan said 'It is easier to retrieve and rearrange information in a digital format”. Right, it will also help in retrieving the bank details in which black money us kept at ease. They need not visit the bank for each processing. 

To let the members make good use of the iPads, the secretariat is also planning to make selective areas of the Lok Sabha Wi-Fi-enabled so they can access easily. They need not take a data plan by spending penny just for these nuisances. It is good to utilize the resource for other activities as well. Now, they can also plan a terror attack sitting inside the premise of the parliament.

In Search of Soul

Yes, I am in search of soul. I am not able to take a firm decision. At times, I think of my heart and at times I want to listen to my brain. I really don't know what to do? I am in great confusion.

If I will do what my heart says, I will loose the one who have nourished me and made me stand on my own foot. If I will listen to my brain, I will never get happiness in my life. All rays of hope will be diminished. I will be trapped in darknes with lots of pains and most of pains will be from emotional side.

I want a holistic solution where I can find a mid-way. I can keep my heart and follow my brains. In fact, I feel my sould has been lost. I don't know who I am? I don't know what should I do? I don't know where I am happy? However, I know how  can  I be happy. But, who cares? Will people agree with me and let me remain happy?  I know, I am not doing anything wrong. But what is right for me can be wrong for other person. I just want to be right in all rounds.