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How to import contacts from Mac to Nokia N900

July 16, 2010

To import contacts from Mac to Nokia N900, follow the steps below:-
* First, open your “Address Book”
* Hightlight all the contacts that you want to export and click “File” -> “Export” -> “vCard” and save the vCard file at Desktop
* Now trasfer the vCard file to your Nokia N900 thru Bluetooth
* Once transferred, Open the File Manager from your Nokia N900 and look for the vCard file you just received and double click on it. Nokia N900 will prompt you for import the contacts, and you select “Yes”
* Once the import finish, you should see all the contacts at your Nokia N900 Address book

Rapidshare Happy Hours Notifier

May 28, 2008

Rapidshare happy hours is the period of time when Rapidshare allows you to download a file without you having to go through their CAPTCHA.(the annoying Rapidshare ‘Cats’).
The extension checks Rapidshare at regular intervals for happy hours and would display a message to inform the user whenever Happy hours are active.
The extension doesn’t have any user interface and hence it wouldn’t show up anywhere in Firefox. It works in the background and would display a message whenever happy hours are active.
This add-on is compatible with Firefox 1.5 – 2.0
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PaPeRo with built-in Multi-Media Blog Creation System

March 15, 2007

Source from A2Z

 

NEC, a Japanese company, has announced the development of an automatic multimedia blog creation system, which has been embedded into PaPeRo, a personal assistance robot.papero.gif

 

PaPeRo (Partner-type Personal Robot) has its natural expressions and ability to remember its owners’ interests and preferences. It was designed to bring about a more natural interface with which people can easily and automatically benefit from the Internet. It can easily access Internet without the use of a keyboard

 

Its ability to interact naturally with people opens up a variety of application possibilities. It can be used as an automatic multimedia blog creation tool. When a user begins to talk about their events with PaPeRo, the system records and analyzes it. Following this, PaPeRo searches for suitable multi-media content on the Internet, including images, illustrations and music, which are automatically uploaded and edited along with the video recording on the user’s blog.

PaPeRo has been developed using the latest technologies. Main features are given below.

Weight: 5.0 kg; continuous operation time: 2-3 hours; Built-in Internet wireless modem handset; USB 2.0; microphones for detecting the direction of the sound, as well as for recognizing certain sounds; a video camera with CCD sensor; sensors for ultrasonic, step height, elevation etc.

More details and functions are available from PaPeRo’s home page

New update from Google.

March 15, 2007

Google updates its news service-Google News- with News archive search.

  This allows users to find older information very easily.

 The function is similar to the main search technology including preferences, advanced search and a detailed help menu.

Clicking on the feature will return you a simple menu, asking you to specify the keyword to search and also a timeline if you be going to find an article posted on a certain date.

For this new feature, you can click on the News Archive Search available on the main page or from the URL below.

http://news.google.com/archivesearch

This is for music lovers

February 25, 2007

Enjoy 5.1 Surround Sound with Just 1 Speaker

 The lack of personal space is something that affects us all, since the size of our houses, especially in crowded areas, is becoming smaller and smaller. Set up a 5.1 surround system in a small room is inconvenient.

 Yamaha, a well known company, come up with a very intelligent idea of creating a single speaker system that can create 5.1 surround systems without requiring any extra speaker.

 Yamaha introduced the system (YSP 900) that uses a system of IR beams (MyBeam and IntelliBeam systems, with 3 to 5 individual beams each) for triangulating the user’s position (actually, the position of the user’s remote control) and continuously adapting the music output in order to provide a very natural and high-quality surround sound. It’s also worth mentioning that this thing has been designed for 32” TVs. IntelliBeam automated system calibration with Direct Start. My Beam mode directs the sound to listener’s position at the touch of a button.

Source:A2Z blogspot 

Web Design – Some Quick Tips to Get Started

February 8, 2007

Web design can be quite a daunting prospect if you are new to the Internet. You would like to create your own site but have no idea where to start. Html? Photoshop? Fireworks? FrontPage? Dreamweaver? This article/tutorial will give you some tips and hints on how to get started with web design – and which shortcuts to take!

 Tip 1: Learn HTML: I can hear you groan. I said I was going to give you some shortcuts, now I suggest you learn HTML! Unfortunately there is no way around it. Even if you make use to the shortcuts to web design that I am going to suggest, learning HTML will still be the best investment that you can make. It is really not that difficult and it will greatly aid in your understanding of web design. A really good place for online tutorials on HTML can be found here: http://www.w3schools.com/html/ Depending on your enthusiasm and level of technical skill I would also suggest that you learn a bit about CSS (Cascading Style Sheets). Cascading style sheets can assist you tremendously with controlling the layout, colors and images on your web page. You can also find good CSS tutorials on the w3schools website.

  Tip 2: Use a web template for web design: Now this is really a shortcut to web design! I suggest that you create your first website by making use of a web template. There are lots of commercial templates available, and frankly, they are beautiful, but I am going to give you some hints on where to find free web templates. Most people would think that searching for ‘free web templates’ in Google would be the most obvious way of doing it – but I suggest that you rather search for ‘open source web templates’. Here are three sources with open source (basically – free to use) web templates. The advantage of these templates is that they are normally well designed and will also teach you good web design principles (as opposed to most of the commercial templates which, while they are undeniably beautiful to look at, they are normally not built making use of good web design principles). My favorite Open Source web design site is http://www.oswd.org This site has over a 1600 free designs to choose from. Download any design and build your site! Most of these designs make use of CSS as well which is why it is a good idea to learn CSS. Another site with lots of free template designs is http://www.daydreamgraphics.com I suggest that if you are just starting out you stick with the designs made with tables. These are the easiest to manipulate and use. The templates on Daydreamgraphics are not for everyone – they are mostly geared towards a young funky look, so if you are looking for a design that you can use for your business or company, you might do better to rather select a design from OSWD, but if you are looking at setting up a personal website, a hobby site or a site related to music or entertainment, these designs will work very well.

  Tip 3: Use WordPress or Joomla to create your site: This option is really by far the best way to create your website in the long term. Theoretically you do not need to know HTML and CSS to create and modify your site but in practice it pays off to learn these skills since it will help you master these tools just so much faster. The steps to creating your website using these tools are as follows: 1. Log into your CPanel control panel (if you are not using a host that provides you with a CPanel control panel and Fantastico scripts – frankly, my only advice is to change to one that does!) 2. Select Fantastico from the control panel 3. Select either WordPress or Joomla from the menu on the left. 4. Install WordPress or Joomla in the root folder. You will have to select an administrator username and password to access the admin side of your site. Log into the admin backend (normally /wp-admin for WordPress and /administrator for Joomla). There are lots of free WordPress tutorials available – just do a Google search for ‘free WordPress tutorials’ and to get started in Joomla, do a search for ‘how to use Joomla’. To change the look and feel of your WordPress or Joomla website is really easy! You simply install a new template. WordPress and Joomla templates are specific to these tools (you cannot use any templates). For a guide to where to find the best free WordPress and Joomla templates you can take a look at these resources: http://www.tm4y.co.za/joomla-tips/best-joomla-templates.html and http://www.tm4y.co.za/wordpress-tips/wordpress-templates.html. I hope that these tips will help you on your way to creating your own website – web design the easy way! Christine Anderssen is the owner of Tailormade4you Web Design and Internet Web Hosting for South Africa. After spending 20 years in the corporate IT world she recently started her own Web Design and Development company specializing in custom built Internet solutions for small businesses. Visit her website for free tutorials and tips on how to use Joomla and WordPress for Web Design.

 By Christine Anderssen

What You Need To Know About VoIp

February 8, 2007

   VoIP also called as Voice over Internet Protocol, Voice over Broadband or VOB, Internet Telephony, IP Telephony, Broadband Phone, and Broadband Telephony refers to the voice routing conversations via Internet or any other network that are IP-based. VoIP Protocols or Voice over IP Protocols is used for carrying voice signals over IP networks. It is the result of the Network Voice Protocol experiments invented on 1973 for ARPANET providers. One network is used for carrying data and voice especially for users with underutilized network. This allows saving significant amount of money because phone calls using VoIP on different providers are usually free. However, calling from VoIP to PSTN will charge the person using the VoIP. The PSTN to VoIP services are Direct Inward Dialing (DID) and access numbers. In DID, the callers is directly connected to the user of VoIP but in access numbers, the callers is required to enter the VoIP user’s extension number. A monthly fee is charged on DID while access numbers is free of charge for VoIP users and local calls for callers. VoIP changes the entire viewpoint of people regarding long distance calls. In this method, the audio analog signals are being transformed to digital data that are transmitted via the Internet. The standard connection of the internet becomes a way in placing phone calls for free. Utilizing VoIP software for free is the practical way of saving money and bypassing phone companies and its entire charges. VoIP is an innovative technology with an ability to rework the phone systems completely all over the world. VoIP is a one way phone call but offers different VoIP services commonly used today. 1. ATA is the most common and simplest way of service using the Analog Telephone Adaptor device which converts analog signals to digital signals. It allows standard phone connection to your computer or internet connection for VoIP use. The converted analog signals are transmitted on the internet. 2. IP phones are specialized phones resembling normal phones with cradle, buttons, and handset. The only difference is that a phone connector (RJ-11) is used by standard phones while an Ethernet connector (RJ-45) is used by IP phones. IP phones are directly connected to the router with all the necessary software and hardware in handling IP calls. IP phones that are Wi-Fi will also soon be available. VoIp calls can be done at all Wi-Fi hotspot. 3. Computer to computer is the easiest method of using VoIP. Calling long distance is free. There are a few companies which offer free or very cheap software to make use of this method. The user only needs a microphone, sound card, speakers, Internet connection (via DSL modem or cable) and the software. However, the users need to pay the ISP monthly fee. Trying VoIP is not a problem since there is plenty of VoIP software in the Internet for free. All you need to do is to download and setup it at about 3 to 5 minutes. To test it, you could invite a friend to do the same and check it if it’s really working. This is a good opportunity. VoIP are used by most phone companies in streamlining their networks. They are routing phone calls via IP getaway and circuit switch reducing the bandwidth they are using for long hauls. Once the getaway received the calls, the other side will route, reassemble, and decompress it locally in a circuit switch. This will take time but the current networks of circuit-switched are replaced by a technology called packet-switching. The data networks just retrieve and send data whenever the user needs it. It does not allow routing of data via dedicated line instead it allows flowing of data packets through chaotic networks provided with numerous possible paths. It simply opens brief connections to send the packets (small piece of data) from systems to systems. This method is very efficient because packets flow through the cheapest and least congested lines while still allowing both communicating computers to accept information. IP technology really makes sense both in infrastructure and economics requirements. More businesses are installing the VoIP systems and this technology will grow more in popularity making its way for home use. VoIP is a breakthrough in improving traditional phone systems to become very efficient and a reliable way of communication.

By Peter Kring