Simple Thoughts (Technology) – Weekly Newsletter for December 20-27, 2010Monday, December 27, 2010
The Bank of America has announced today that it will stop handling payments for Wikileaks. This news comes in the wake of the incident after major get ways like Master Card, Pay Pal and Visa denied services to the site and subsequently faced a torrent of DDOS attacks.
In a statement the Bank said That
his …. Source article : Bank Of America Denies Services To Wikileaks, New DDOS Wave incoming?.
This recent viral video titled “The most awesome 450 PAGE Presentation ever” has been doing the rounds on the Web and has become immensely popular. I remember using Google Docs after having misplaced my MS office Cd for some last minute and frantic editing before submitting my term papers. I learned after wards that …. Original source : Google’s The most awesome 450 PAGE Presentation ever You will See Today.
I said the last time that Google Mail has slowly evolved into a force of nature and just to prove that I was not lying Google has announced another new perk for the Gmail users that is sure going to make your decision to migrate from your existing mail id (Wahoo). The tech goliath … Read more >>>.
Well you could say that the cake is a lie (blatant Portal Reference) but to say that the new Disney concept is going to be a rage amongst the young ones is nothing but an understatement. The wonderful cake engineers (not sure if that is a career choice but heck) at Disney has decided … Read more >>>.
Is Bada going to be bigger than Android? Well we are hesitant to make any comments at this point. It is however in our capability to list the reasons why we feel this platform might be worth your attention span.
It was highly improbable that Samsung’s wannabe “Smartphone Platform” would succeed. It seems that the …. Source : Samsung Bada 2.0 To Host NFC and Improvements.
LONDON – The British Government and top army commanders have decided to put the country’s crack SAS helicopters on a state of high alert to crush any Christmas terror attack.
Chinooks and Pumas were moved to the elite unit’s Hereford headquarters when fears of a Mumbai-style attack in the UK first emerged, The Sun reports.rmy … Read the original article on Gaea Times at : UK puts its SAS choppers on terror alert.
Sony is presenting the users with a chance to remix a loved Bob Dylan Classic “Subterranean Homesick Blues”. The best person to remix the song will get an opportunity to go to South Africa on a trip.
Each of the components that had made up the classic number namely vocals, drums, electric guitar and bass …. Original source : Sony Remix Project Re-Imagining Bob Dylan.
FaceBook the Social Media titan has announced its collaboration with travel website TripAdvisor to enable users to get timely advice from friends as he logs into his Facebook account.
The new easy TripAdvisor’s interface will allow you to select any location from the map and the read the user experience of your friends who have … Original source on Gaea Times at : How To Get Travel Tips From Facebook Friends on TripAdvisor.
Association with the Wikileaks as a brand is something of a red herring for most financial institutions. Now interestingly Apple has all of a sudden joined the bandwagon of banning Wikileaks from its platform. In news today is the recent action of the tech giant where they removed an iPhone and iPad app from … Read more : Apple Pulls Plug On Wikileaks.
Android users have more reasons to cheer as the newly furnished SoundCloud is arriving on the popular SmartPhone platform. However the app actually cuts corners in a few features. We really think that some more polishing should have been done before rolling it out.
The app was very recently named as one of the Top … Original source on Gaea Times at : Android Gets Stunted SoundCloud.
NEW DELHI – Union Communications and Information Technology Minister Kapil Sibal on Tuesday met Bharti Airtel’s Sunil Mittal and Anil Dhirubhai Ambani group (ADAG) chairman Anil Ambani to discuss issues and ways to ensure that the growth of the telecom sector is not derailed.
Sibal is reportedly meeting … Read this article on Gaea Times at : Sibal meets Sunil Mittal, Anil Ambani on telecom sector concerns.
NEW DELHI – Rajya Sabha MP Rajeev Chandrasekhar has written to the members of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Information Technology urging them to begin an independent probe into the 2G spectrum scam.
Chandrasekhar, who is himself a member of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Information Technology, … Read more »»».
LOS ANGELES (GaeaTimes)- There are a good bunch people who are getting more and more net savvy. The internet could be referred to as the center of technologies these days. If a person does not have the internet connection, then he or she is thought to be living in the Stone Age. Roughly, … Original source on Gaea Times at : Most Common Passwords Divulged.
LONDON – Paramedics in the UK have been criticised for posting pictures showing them fooling around on Facebook.
The pictures included the NHS emergency staff and 999 operators sleeping at desks, fooling with vacuum cleaners and pulling funny faces.
One snap showed a line of the South East Coast Ambulance Trust …. Read the original article : UK paramedics criticised for posting pictures of daft antics on Facebook.
SAN FRANCISCO (GaeaTimes.com)- Popular Internet telephony service provider Skype was down yesterday for as several hours and the outage affected several million users of the service all over the world. The Skype users were confused as well as annoyed when they found that they could not make calls and some others were disappointed to …. Source article : Skype Down With Snag, Later Restored.
Skype, the popular Internet based call service is currently down. The problem was discovered this morning and is now impacting millions of users. According to the only official word from Skype (posted Above) it apologizes for the service disruption.
Skype has long been the economic backbone of startups and small businesses who regularly use it …. Original article on Gaea Times at : Skype is Down and Out 68 Million Users in Lurch.
Firefox 4 Firefox 4 Beta is available for download right now for users using Windows/Mac/Linux. The new beta (Beta 8). Thi beta incorporates several bug fixes and fixes more than 1000 of the bugs. Firefox has simplified the syncing process between desktops and mobile browsers.
The Firefox for Windows mac and other platform may be …. Original article on Gaea Times at : FireFox 4 Beta 8 Available For Download On FTP.
2011 is already poised to be the year of Sony on the back of the news that their flagship entertainment console PS3 has a more than impressive line up for the year ahead. Today it has launched a cloud based service for streaming music on the console, Internet enabled Bravia TV and the PC.
Surprisingly the … Read more : Sony Details Cloud Based Music Streaming Service Qriocity.
The Adult services of Craigslist, which has been in the eye of the storm for quite some time now for being the online equivalent of a red light district has been shut down for good, finally. Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal confirmed the fact to the AP Tuesday.
The Adult services listing in the …. Source article on Gaea Times at : Craigslist Shuts Down Adult Services For Good.
Facebook is now in the process of offering a new alternative method to enable the filtering of the News Feed.
Till now the users have had two options. The users could either access Top News, the algorithmic news distribution of Facebook or the More Recent Stories, a service that allowed the listing of stories from … Read more : Facebook Redesigns News Feed : Details.
NEW DELHI – Union Communications and Information Technology Minister Kapil Sibal on Wednesday slammed the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) rally for attacking government institutions and ‘denigrating the country’s image’.
Sibal said the BJP itself has a lot of flaws in its party, and should not point at other political or governmental institutions.
“This … Read more >>>.
LONDON – A secret audit report has revealed that council staff in UK spends majority of their time online surfing Facebook instead of their own website.
eBay, Yahoo, gaming website i3d.net and BBC news were the other top sites workers at Waverley Borough Council surf through the day. The authors estimated that the cost of the …. Original source : UK council workers visit Facebook more than their own website!.
MELBOURNE – An American woman, who was bombarded with cricket-related messages due to her Twitter name ‘theashes’, is packing her bags for an expected trip Down Under this Christmas.
“‘The Ashes’ was a nickname my boyfriend gave me. My name is Ashley and he called me ‘Ashes’ and that evolved into ‘The Ashes’,” News.com.au quoted Kerekes [..] Read the original article: here.
SAN FRANCISCO (GaeaTimes.com)- Today the Google users have been delighted to see that the homepage of the Internet search giants looks different thanks to a new colorful logo. The new logo comprising of 17 great images has replaced the Google Corporate Logo. This is commonly called the Google Doodle and it has to be … Original article on : Google Corporate Logo Turns Colorful!.
If you were wondering what is the term double Rainbow doing on the trending topics at twitter you have come to the right place.
You see there was this rare weather phenomenon in LA when double rainbows showed up in the sky. And the people of LA flooded twitter with the pictures and the tweets. … Read more »».
There seems to be no dearth of paying apps in this Christmas, only funds. AT&T network has launched another payment option on Android market. Now with AT&T direct billing you can pay for apps and the mobile bill directly to your card.
Till now T- Mobile was the only carrier offering such services. The update …. Read the original article : AT&T Rolls Up New Update And Payment Options.
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A quick update on the severe outage of Skype is that its service is slowly but steadily recovering. However that said the outage started Wednesday is still plaguing many users.
Elaborating on yesterday’s one line tweet Skype explained that the problem is actually in the Supernodes of Skype. In the message it posted on its …. Original article : Skype Rrecovering Slowly, More Work Left.
MELBOURNE – US President Barack Obama has taken Twitter by storm after using the classic Spider-Man quote “with great power comes great responsibility” at a press conference.
Speaking about greater bipartisanship between his Democratic Party and the Republicans, he noted that Republicans recognised that “with greater power comes greater responsibility”, reports the Courier Mail.
SAN FRANCISCO (GaeaTimes.com)- Skype the popular Internet telephony service provider is hogging the limelight for several reasons. The service went down yesterday causing outage to several million users but now it is back on track. The new CEO of the company has some real big plans up his sleeves that are going to … Read the original article on Gaea Times at : Skype On A High.
LOS ANGELES, (GaeaTimes) A great gift for Christmas! North American Aerospace Defense Command once again activates The 2010 Santa Tracker service. With this children are able to track their very favorite Father Christmas. It took place way back in 1955. There was a department store ad that wanted to provide children with the facility …. Source : Gaea News Network.