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SoonR- Access your PC files and folders on your Mobile Phone
June 2, 2007, 2:13 pm
Filed under: Free Stuff, Internet/Web2.0, Mobile Phones, Technology

SoonR-Acces your PC files on your Mobile Phone

In today’s world technology is changing every second. What you think is not possible at present a moment ago becomes possible next moment. The same applies to your cell phone if you think your phone is only capable of just making calls and sending SMSs. Many of the new models, smart phones, come packed with the power of a mini PC. They let you read/write mails, surf Internet, work on office files, even book tickets. However, most of the critical information that you need to will usually be stored on your PC. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could access on your phone documents and mails stored on your PC? If you’re missing this functionality, SoonR comes to help you. The nice thing about it is that with this software, any phone with data access capabilities becomes a smart phone.

SoonR is a tiny piece of software that sits in your PC and lets you search your files and folders from a mobile phone. You can view or share any of the results that you discover right from your phone. It,s made up of three main components: SoonR Desktop to search and access documents and images, SoonR Organizer for email, scheduling and contacts and SoonR Talk for mobile VoIP.

To use SoonR you don’t need to install any software on your mobile phone, all you need is a decent GPRS connection to get started. However, on your PC you would need to install a PC software client, and tell the client what part of your PC you need access to. For instance, say you select Outlook. SoonR will send a web link to your phone just click on it and you can view all outlook email, as well as contacts and calender, from any phone (you need to run your PC when you’re out and accessing the outlook through SoonR). Viewing photos or files from the phone is a snap too. You could just Google any image you have on your PC or navigate to the file and select it. SoonR will take the image and compress it to a small thumbnail of around 73 KB to fit your phone’s small screen. With store folder at any time you can even access your files with your PC turned off. This is accomplished by caching an encrypted copy of information in our secure web servers of SoonR. The result is decent. however patience is the key, especially with the kind of GPRS network speed you get in India the image can take a long time to load but with EDGE phones the experience is slightly better. You can even change file format as well.

With SoonR Talk component you can connect with Skype service (VoIP) on your PC and make free calls from your cell phone. Other features include ability to access more than one PC with one SoonR account and intergeration of desktop search (like Google Desktop search).

Download SoonR Size:2.39 MB

Google Launched Google Calender for Mobiles
May 27, 2007, 12:06 pm
Filed under: Google, Internet/Web2.0, Technology

After launching Gmail application for Mobiles, which become hugely popular with the mobile users to access there mails on the go, Google launched Mobile friendly version of Google Calender for Mobiles. After all Google realized that more people in the world have mobile phones than have computers, and people take their cell phones with them everywhere and Google’s Calendar team main goal is to make planning your events and maintaining your schedule as easy as possible.

Visit from your mobile. Where you can add new events, manage or see your upcoming events with complete details like date, time, location, description, and guest list. With this Google calender facility you won’t miss any single event. You will get the SMS alert from Google Calender 10 Minutes before the actual event time so that you can prepare yourself for the event better.
Google launched Google Calender for Mobiles

Now send Big attachments with Gmail
May 24, 2007, 5:36 pm
Filed under: Google, Internet/Web2.0

Now send Big attachments with Gmail

Earlier Gmail opened its gate for everyone by removing the invitation required to sign-up for Gmail. Now Gmail has increased its file attachment capacity from 10 MB to 20 MB. However, the precise amount allowable will depend on the attachment. Now you can send big attachments with mails without compressing or breaking it in to smaller parts to make it under 10 MB. (Read more)

Use Yahoo Messenger off the Web
May 19, 2007, 1:42 pm
Filed under: Internet/Web2.0, yahoo

Use Yahoo Messenger off the Web

You can chat with your friends on Yahoo Messenger without installing any software. Suppose you are surfing the net from cybercafe or office and you need to log into Yahoo Messenger to chat with your friends. But the computer you are using doesn’t have the Yahoo Messenger installed. Simple, head over to You’ll be asked if you want to use the web-based version of Yahoo Messenger. If you login and proceed, you will find your familiar friends list showing you who is online and who isn’t. You will soon be chatting directly from your browser and you can also chat with your friends on Windows Live Messenger.

Light up your Web with Microsoft’s Sliverlight
May 14, 2007, 5:42 pm
Filed under: Free Stuff, Internet/Web2.0, Microsoft, Technology
Light up your Web with Microsoft's Sliverlight

Microsoft’s Silverlight is a cross-browser, cross-platform plug-in for delivering the next generation of .NET–based media experiences and rich interactive applications for the Web. Sliverlight deliver enhanced media experiences and rich interactive applications for the Web that incorporate video, animation, interactivity, and stunning user interfaces, create richer, more compelling Web experiences that take greater advantage of the client for increased performance and stunning vector-based graphics, media, text, animation, and overlays that enable seamless integration of graphics and effects into any existing Web application.

Microsoft’s Silverlight gives support for both Mac and Windows browsers such as Internet Explorer and Firefox . Silverlight enables developers and designers to easily use existing skills and tools to deliver media experiences and rich interactive applications (RIAs) for the Web.

Download Microsof's Sliverlight

Digital identities for better online security
May 13, 2007, 2:39 pm
Filed under: Internet/Web2.0, Technology, Windows Vista

Windows Vista Cardspace Technology

Windows Cardspace brings us to the concept of digital identity. Windows cardspace aims to help you create and manage digital identities that can be used over the internet to register and login to websites, or basically conduct any sort of transaction. Such identity cards can either be self-issued-meaning that you can create your own or be offered by providers such as banks and employers. In essence, with cardspace, you can say goodbye to usernames and passwords. The next time you wish to login to a website, you merely send your information card to the site and you are in and you can also use the same card to login into multiple websites. Cardspace comes preinstalled with vista. If you don,t have Vista, you will have to download Microsoft’s .net framework 3.0. Note that the net framework 3.0 will only install on Windows XP and newer operating systems. While Interner Explorer 7.0 is recomended, a third-extension written by Microsoft developers is already available for firefox.

Once you have completed the prerequisties, creating your own information card is quite simple. Click on the start button and select the control panel. Now double-click on the Windows Cardspace icon. Then click on the ‘add card’ option and fill in the required information and your card is ready to use. This card can now be sent to any websites for registration and logging in. Cardspace reduces the risk of being ‘phished'(tricked into providing sensitive information over the internet to unverified sources) or key-logger (where a program runs in the background and picks up any usernames and passwords that you enter). Since the information card is stored in an encrypted formaton your computer, no other user, including yourself, from any other location can login under your alias.To use your digital identity from another PC, you will have to create a password-protected backup from the original computer. You can carry the backup on a USB stick.

Limitation: Now Cardspace technology in its initial stage and support for cardspace is currently low, you can expect it to pick up as more users migrate to Vista, Once that’s done though, you won’t have to pull out your credit card and manually key in the details ever again.

Create a new user account or login using your Information Card at sandbox.

Enhance your Google searches with CUSTOMIZEGOOGLE
May 6, 2007, 6:13 am
Filed under: Free Stuff, Google, Internet/Web2.0

Enhance your Google searches with CUSTOMIZEGOOGLE

CUSTOMIZEGOOGLE is a Firefox extension that allows you to enhance your Google searches by including extra information from other sites like MSN , and Yahoo and eliminates unnecessary information like spam or ads to enhance your credibility. Customizegoogle also has features like Google Suggest that, well, ‘suggests’ words to you while re-typing if your earlier search didn’t yield desired results.

Install Customizegoogle free tool (Size: 50 KB) Home Page: CustomizeGoogle