You can now use WhatsApp straight from your Desktop! WhatsApp recently launched it’s desktop version.It’s a web app rather than a native client — and for now, it seems to be compatible only with Google Chrome. It is simply an extension of your phone: the web browser mirrors conversations and messages from your mobile device — this means all of your messages still live on your phone.
After revolutionizing the internet with its free search, Google is now offering yet another free service. Search giant Google has started rolling out ‘free SMS’ for its free email service Gmail and paid email service Google Apps customers in India. The service allows users to send smses to mobile phones from chat windows. Users have to add mobile numbers of their contacts in the email address book and they are set.
Google is partnering with telecom operators for this service. “You can always send an SMS to your own phone, and then reply to that message multiple times. Every time you send a reply message, your SMS credit is increased by five,” says Google.
Using the free Gmail SMS service users can send text messages to mobile phones via Gmail Chat. Responses to the smss will appear as replies in Gmail Chat and conversations will be stored in users’ Chat history, like regular chats. This feature was activated for Indian users on October 10 and is available for regular Gmail users as well as those on Google Apps.
In India the free Gmail SMS service is available on eight major mobile service operators: Aircel, Idea, Loop Mobile, MTS, Reliance, Tata docomo, Tata indicom and Vodafone (Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, West Bengal & Andaman and Nicobar, Assam, North East).
Users can now send text messages or sms to mobile phones using Gmail chat. The service went live on October 10, 2012Users are initially given a credit of fifty messages and for every message sent the credit decreases by one and for each message received in response to a text message sent via Gmail Chat, the user’s credit increases by five, up to a maximum of 50. When the SMS credit goes down to zero, one credit is added after 24 hours. Google has built in the credit limit to prevent misuse of its free SMS service for marketing/spamming.
If no replies are received to any of the 50 smses sent and the credit balance come down to zero, Google says, “…it will increase back up to one 24 hours later. So, you won’t ever be locked out of the system.”
For the mobile phone user, the reply is charged at local SMS rate as per her/his normal billing plan.
Users can also ‘buy’ SMS credit, when they’ve run out of them, by sending a text message to their own phone and then by replying to that message.
People who do not wish to receive smss sent from Gmail Chat can block future messages from the sender by replying to the message with the word ‘BLOCK’ and later if they wish to continue receiving messages they can reply to the message with ‘UNBLOCK’.
If Gmail Chat SMS recipients in India do not wish to receive any messages on SMS from any Gmail user, they can stop the service from sending them messages by texting ‘STOP’ to +918082801060. To reactivate the service they can SMS ‘START’ to the same number.
To send an SMS from Gmail, on the Gmail Chat interface type the phone number you want to send an SMS to and click Send SMS and then add the recipient’s name and country, then click Save. Then write in the message in the chat window and press Enter.
While sending SMS from Gmail Chat to phones is free, responding to Gmail sms from the phone may incur standard SMS charges.
Waterfoxis a project designed by Mozilla based on Firefox. The browser’s developers modified the Firefox source code specifically for machines running 64-bit versions of Windows. Software designed for 64-bit Windows editions can take advantage of faster RAM and processing speeds and greater stability in 64-bit systems. Just converting Mozilla’s source code for 64-bit Windows doesn’t do enough to make Waterfox stand apart from Firefox and other Firefox-based Web browsers; other unique tweaks help it exploit the speed of 64-bit systems. As the Waterfox Web site states, speed is its mission.
Mozilla still hasn’t officially released any 64-bit builds for Firefox, and Waterfox aims to fill that void. It has one main goal: speed. They’ve tweaked a lot of Firefox’s codebase to work better with 64-bit processors, so if you’re running a 64-bit version of Windows, it should give you a solid speed boost. It also updates whenever Firefox does, so you’re never behind, and uses your current Firefox profile, so you don’t have to do any extra setup. All of your add-ons should work out of the box, too.
If you don’t like Waterfox for any reason, you might also check out Pale Moon another Windows-optimized Firefox build. It updates a bit less quickly than Waterfox, and lots of users find Waterfox to be faster, but Pale Moon also has a few other UI tweaks. Hit the link to check out Waterfox.
The world’s first social streaming media player
Introduction for Nexus Q
Nexus Q was unveiled by Mountain View at Google I/O 2012 just a few weeks ago and if you and android fan than there is no way in the world you have missed this one. The streaming media platform sells for $299 directly from the Google Play Store and brings along a TI OMAP 4460 dual-core processor. The spherical device also has 1 GB of RAM and 16 GB of storage, along with integrated Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC and Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich).
FEATURES & ACCESSORIES
Built to Play
Nexus Q streams your favorite entertainment directly from the cloud to your living room. Just use the Google Play and YouTube apps on your Android phone or tablet to surf an ocean of music, TV, movies and videos, and Nexus Q will play it all on the biggest speakers and screen in the house. There are no downloads, no syncing, no running out of space. Just the stuff you love — at home and out loud.
Choose a song from the Google Play Music app on your phone or tablet and play it instantly on Nexus Q. Discover millions of songs in the Google Play store, and upload up to 20,000 of your own for free. Music Manager uploads your iTunes or Windows Media Player library to Google Play so that your collection is available anywhere, anytime.
Movies and TV
Thousands of movies and TV shows are instantly available from Google Play on your Nexus Q. Just browse or search on your phone or tablet and stream whatever you want to watch to your HDTV with Nexus Q.
Not Another Black Box
The 32 LEDs that ring Nexus Q shift and change color in time to your music. Choose your favorite effect and put your Nexus Q where it can be seen, and touched.
You can connect multiple Nexus Qs to fill your house with sound. Select the devices you want to play on from within the Google Play apps or YouTube.
Google Wallet is a mobile payment system developed by Google that allows its users to store credit cards, loyalty cards, and gift cards among other things, as well as redeeming sales promotions on their mobile phone. Google Wallet uses near field communication to “make secure payments fast and convenient by simply tapping the phone on any Pay Pass-enabled terminal at checkout.”
A GOOGLE WALLET STATION
Google Wallet launch partners include Citi as the issuing bank, Master Card as the initial payment network, and Sprint as the first mobile carrier. Merchants who accept Google Wallet include: American Eagle Outfitters, Bloomingdales, Foot Locker, Jamba Juice, Macy’s, RadioShack, Subway,The Container Store , Toys “R” Us, and Walgreens.
In addition, Google Wallet works at other participating MasterCard Pay Pass merchants including, Best Buy, BP, CVS Pharmacy, Dairy Queen, McDonald’s, Office Max, Petco , Sports Authority, Sunoco, The Home Depot, Tim Hortons and other retailers.
NJ Transit also participates with Paypass and Google Wallet.