A credit card sized computer – Raspberry Pi for Internet of Things

A single computer board device, handy for starting developing for Internet of Things, have sold over 8 million units. It’s a tool for the budding developers to enhance their skills. Costing around USD 40 it has computing power of 1.2 GHz along with on-board Bluetooth and WiFi. Also packed with an operating system install manager – NOOBS. Easily available online Premier Farnell or RS components.

The original post by Nick Heath.

Further links :

  1. https://www.raspberrypi.org/help/noobs-setup/
  2. https://www.raspberrypi.org/downloads/noobs/
  3. http://uk.rs-online.com/web/p/processor-microcontroller-development-kits/8968660/

Google Calendar Tricks for efficient working

Right from your travel alerts to email reminder of your daily tasks, Google Calendar can help you work efficiently, making you more of Google Calendar expert. You can adjust your schedule for an important meeting, when both parties face time crunch. Google calendar will inform/suggest you “free times” when the attendees are available. Working with GMT timezone and want to know the current Pacific time, enable the “World Time” in your calendar. For details – http://bit.ly/1DhoFDm

Vivaldi rises from Opera’s ashes – A new browser in the market

With a long history of Internet Browsers, going way back to Netscape Navigator, Internet Explorer, Safari, Firefor, Chrome comes another browser Vivaldi for the internet users. Still in it’s early development stages, it promises quite good features. As a phoenix, it rises (based on) from now defunct Opera browser. The features like keyboard shortcuts, stacking tabs, make Opera fans to vote for this. Details – http://bit.ly/1MjYMqy

Angular 2 Framework brings Microsoft, Google together

Google’s controversial Javascript App Framework – Angular has bought together the two IT giants, who will work together to unveil it’s next version. Microsoft’s TypeScript formed a modified base for Angular framework. Google called it AtScript and the new version will be able to help developers to develop code using TypeScript, as well. Google’s collaboration with Microsoft, may make things tough for developers. Details – http://tcrn.ch/1Ffhb3u

Google to retire Helpouts on April 20, 2015

Google launched a video tutorial service called “Helpouts” in November 2013, which was in a sense video chat between people. This service provided some tutorials free of cost and some were paid. The services were confined to the areas like medicine, music etc. Competing with it’s own free video posting service – “Youtube”, Google decided to shut down Helpouts coming April, 2015. Users won’t be able to access the data after that. This experiment, as per Google official release, was not that profitable as expected. More information and credit – http://cnet.co/19fHdJX

Microsoft Office 365 or Google Apps – which way to go?

In an enterprise, the Owner/Manager/CEO comes across a decision – how to cut cost without affecting the efficiency of the employees. In this era, when people are debating openly in-favor or against Open Source or Closed End technologies, you need to decide the best way to go. If we compare Microsoft Office 365 and Google Apps, there are quite variations and i’ll give all votes to Microsoft Office 365.

Office 365 has grown from a weak sibling to a major source of revenue for Microsoft. It provides all relevant features which all organizations require, around the clock. All an executive requires is an Internet Enabled Device and he is hook to his email courtesy Microsoft Exchange, or editing documents with Word, Excel, Powerpoint. Gone are the days, when companies used to pay heavy amount for the licensed version of Microsoft Office, whose half of the components were irrelevant to a normal user. With Yammer, you are mixing your desktop with conference room and have all features at one place. Google apps on the other hand, haven’t posed much competition to this excellent product from Microsoft Stable.

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Google voice search goes Indianised

Google India recently announced the Indianisation of it’s voice search. Though the primary language will be english, but the new version of Google Voice Search will be able to understand and interpret words/phrases spoken with Indian accent. The Indian people have a totally unique dialect when it comes to English speaking capabilities. Google’s voice search is available to all Android devices (with version 2.3+) and Apple’s proprietary iOS devices – iPhone and iPad. This facility is available on windows computers throught their flagship browser – Google Chrome. Google also combined this facility with Google Now. Details here – http://bit.ly/T6dASP

Throwback, The App That Sends Memories To Future You, Launches On Android

An application that would send your current photos to you and your friends, reminding you of your past memories was launched for Android platform. Users sign up with their email and are given the option to take a new photo or choose one from their photo album. From there, users can choose to send those photos into the future, a time that ranges from a month from now or five years from now. Users can also choose the “Surprise me” function, letting the app choose when a photo will be received. http://tcrn.ch/1fCoeu7

Microsoft incorporates an Intelligent Social Layer, Groups Feature To Office 365

Microsoft combined Cloud with big data analysis and social networking to rethink some of the most inefficient workflows in the business, today. “The Office Graph”, launched as a sneak peek will be launched widely in the second-half of the year. It will slowly find its way in all Office 365 applications. With video portal added in Office 365, Microsoft launched the Office 365 SDK for Windows 8 and Android.  http://tcrn.ch/1fCmACV