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Yippee!!! Rolling on the floor laughing

That’s what you might have said when you’ve heard about Facebook for every phone, right?

Well, Facebook has launched its application that can run on almost every mobile phone while keeping most of its features. You might already have tried it.

If not, you can download it right now by guiding your phone’s browser to: http://d.facebook.com/install

Facebook for every phone - Official Facebook App

Yes, it’s indeed true that it can run on almost every phone.

But, on many phones, it lacks one of the MOST WANTED feature of Facebook – CHAT.

Yes, the official Facebook App for every phone cannot provide you with the fancy Chat service (and that’s why you may not like it Angry smile).

However, this App can be a fantastic combination with one another Facebook App (third – party release) called as Facebook Chat (yep, this is what it is called).

Facebook Chat App

The Facebook Chat application can run on almost every mobile phone device with JAVA support. It is a lightweight application and does not requires too much of RAM.

It will also maintain the categories of your contacts if you have categorised your contacts on Facebook.

The combination of both of these apps on your phone can make even a low end phone perfectly Facebook ready.

 

You can download the Facebook Chat app from: http://bit.ly/pJ13Gx

Hope that this will entirely change the way you use your phone.

Like always, comments and suggestions are always invited. Smile

Multitouch Laptop

As the smartphone and Tablet-PC market is flourishing day by day, more and more people are getting addicted to the multi-touch interface of these devices.

Multi touch allows you to use two or three fingers at once to perform certain special tasks – pinch to zoom is an example (we all love it too!)

By the way, there’s a good news for all those who have a Synaptics touchpad equipped on their laptops.

Yep, if you have a Synaptics touchpad then you’re in for a real treat!

You can check your touchpad manufacturer in Control Panel > Mouse.

So, here we go:

WARNING: This article requires a little more experience and patience. Please follow the instructions very carefully.  DO NOT PERFORM THIS UPGRADE IF YOU THINK IT IS GOING OUT OF THE BOX FOR YOU.

NOTE: Before proceeding with this, make sure you create a System Restore Point so that you can restore your old drivers if something goes wrong. Please Click Here if you don’t know how to create a restore point.

Synaptics ScrybeSynaptics has released its multi touch UI software called Scrybe. It works with most of the Synaptics touchpads, even if yours didn’t came equipped with Scrybe.

1) First of all you’ll need to download multi touch drivers for your touch pad. These can be download from the official Synaptics website for free. Click this button below to visit the drivers download page:

Click to download Synaptics Drivers

2) Now that you’ve downloaded these drivers, certainly, it’s time to install them to your PC. You can install these drivers the same way you install any other program on your computer.

NOTE: You may be prompted to remove your older version of Synaptics driver in order to install these drivers. Please do follow this. You can uninstall the old version from Control Panel > Programs and Features (i.e. the same way you uninstall any other program).

Please note that after uninstalling your old version of Synaptics driver, your touchpad may stop working until you install the new version (this did not happened to me, however; my touchpad was working even after uninstalling the old version). If your touch pad stops working after uninstalling the old version, then you’ll have to navigate using your keyboard (make sure you know to browse folders and files using your keyboard).Scrybe Icon in Notification Area

3) After the installation is complete, you’ll be prompted to restart your computer. Just do it.

After restarting, you’ll notice a new icon in the Notification Area of the taskbar:

Don’t panic if you don’t see this icon in your taskbar’s Notification Area. You’ll have to download and install Scrybe separately if you don’t see this icon from the official website: http://www.uscrybe.com/download.php.

 

Okay then.

This is all you ever needed to do to get a never before experience on your laptop!

You’re now ready to experience multi touch functionalities on your laptop.

Multi touch

 

To use Scrybe, just tap three fingers on your touch pad and you’ll get a drawing canvas type of thing on your screen (see the right most image above). Then draw the symbol on this canvas using your touchpad to perform the action assigned to it (better try it out yourself rather than reading this Winking smile).

You can configure these settings from Control Panel > Mouse. Click on the Device Settings tab in the Mouse Properties window to configure or personalise multi touch settings on your laptop.

Hope you’ve enjoyed this article.

Enjoy your new I/O system, i.e. Multi touch!

Hi there!

You know what?

I am writing this article to promote the so called world’s most used web browser, the Internet Explorer.

IE9 Logo

As so many web browsers are available, nowadays, people are switching from IE to other web browsers like Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox etc.

That’s good if you think that IE cannot satisfy you and you really want to use a different web browser.

But, do you really need a different web browser?

Is IE that poor?

Well, well, well…

Let me explain.

Early in the 19th century, Netscape Navigator was the only web browser. And you know what, people had to pay to use it. Yup, they had to pay just for the web browser, the internet subscription apart.

On August 23rd, 1995, Microsoft released their Windows 95 operating system, including a Web browser called Internet Explorer. People loved it for a big BIG reason: it’s free! Microsoft did the courage of releasing a web browser that is free for all. The web really began to live its life from that time. Forget the modern web that you’re using today if there were no Internet Explorer.

By the fall of 1996, Internet Explorer had a third of market share, and passed Netscape to became the leading web browser in 1999. After that, it had no looking back. People became fan of Microsoft and its lovely Internet Explorer. Netscape now started weeping and crying, but no effect. IE took everything from it. Yup, Netscape Navigator is officially NO MORE…

TODAY’S CONDITION:

Although IE is still the most used web browser in the world but it has lost the charm it had in its early years. Most of the people I meet use third-party web browsers that I’ve mentioned above.

About Internet Explorer, there’s a common opinion – It’s SLOW!!!

But hey, let me tell ya. IE9 is out there. And it ROCKS!!!

IE9 is no more that bloated, slow internet application. It’s an awesome combination of speed, security, performance and the greatest – support for modern web standards.

Happy now? See IE9 in action here, you’ll love it (I recommend using IE9 to browse this site):

Go to Beauty of the Web

Now you say, Speed?

Take a look:

IE9 Speed! People are blown away by it.

Features

User Interface:

Trust me on this, IE9 has the most beautiful UI I’ve ever seen. It is clean and site-centric UI that lets the sites shine so that it’s the site that you pay attention at, not the web browser.

Security:

There’s never been any doubt related to the security of Internet Explorer. It has always been the most secure web browser and will always be! No doubt in that.

Still, there are many more features that need to be discussed about IE9 but I leave that job to you.

Keep on commenting and suggesting.

      

Let Internet Explorer rule the web, yet again!

Switch to IE9, you’ll love it. Let’s promote Microsoft so that they keep on doing great work and keep bringing good new releases of the legend – Internet Explorer.

Update:

For those who still don’t believe me:

Take a look at the SunSpider Javascript Benchmark results. (Notice that smaller bars are better).

IE9 takes the least time in Javascript rendering.

The new Javascript engine of IE9, codenamed Chakra, is awesome. Compare it with IE8 to feel how much has IE improved.

So, it’s not only my words that are speaking, the results speak it loud too!

IE9 rocks!!!

 

 

 

You can test your browser’s speed by following this link: http://ie.microsoft.com/testdrive/Mobile/Performance/SpeedReading/Default.html

After taking that test, compare it with my score (using IE9):My Browser Speed Test Result Using IE9

Download IE9 today:

http://www.ieaddons.com/in/getie9.aspx (For users in India).

Or, you can use Beauty of the Web website to download IE9 (link provided above).