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Webscape – August 21st 2008

bbc click is one show i really dont like missing and i love the links they give in the webscape


Webscape – August 21st 2008
Kate Russell gives us her latest selection of the best sites on the World Wide Web

Many modern mobile phones come internet-ready, so if you’re a website host it would be pretty smart to make sure you have a mobile friendly version of your site for maximum coverage. is an awesome site where you can create just such a place in a few simple steps.

On the opening page there are some examples of sites created with this software. Click on a thumbnail to open the web emulator which allows you to see how the site can be browsed when it goes live.

When you’re ready to create your site there are just four simple steps. Now you need to add your own content to the pages. It’s all really intuitive – just click and load, switching between the pages in the panel on the left. Remember, you’ll need to work from the bottom up to change the links, as you have to name the page you want to link to before it will appear in the options.

When you’re done it’s just click to publish. Register with the site and after activating your account you can finish the publish process and be delivered a URL where it is hosted. Easy.


Talking of content for your mobile, it can be hard to find specific web pages to browse on your handset. What is the point of an expensive internet-ready phone if you can’t find anything worth surfing? At Zabidoo you can load up your favourites for browsing on the go.

It couldn’t be easier to use the site. Plug your mobile phone number – remembering to include the country code – into the box provided, and then click to download. A message will be sent to your phone which asks you to download the application, complete with step-by-step instructions. On my phone this was downloaded to the Games directory, but it might be different for different handsets.

When you launch the app for the first time you’ll need to set up an account, then you can start surfing for mobile-specific content straight away. As well as offering a search box for direct terms, there are some nice pre-defined categories listed too. I like the site of the day for some random surfing experience.

Do remember, that while you are connected to Zabidoo and any of the sites it leads you to, there may be call charges from your mobile operator which will depend on your tariff.


This neat new movie site features blockbuster movies and a whole raft of classics and TV series – and is a 100% legal download site, with a natty little twist.

Here you can watch clips, or ‘blinks’, of the movies on offer and then choose to download them for purchase or rental at a cost. Aside from the rental and purchases, as a review and trailer destination only this website really delivers. The clips are nicely packaged and load pretty fast, with a synopsis and reviews displayed below.

There are over 1500 films on offer, and if you scroll to the bottom of the TV section there’s a spattering of free ad-funded TV for you to enjoy.

The natty twist is that if you see a clip in the Blink section that you like and want to recommend to other people, you can do so by simply clicking to share this blink and entering their email. If you are a paying customer you can make your own blinks from your favourite movies downloaded, and even personalise them with a message.

Now for the bad news – this site is only licensed for UK customers to buy and rent at the moment, but the site creators tell me they will be rolling out in Europe early next year, and have plans to take on the rest of the world in the future too. So watch this blink.

I found this site when I was stumped by a missing DLL message.

DLL stands for Dynamic Link Library, and is a file containing a library of executable functions or data required to run a program. But you don’t need to worry about that. Just note down the name of the missing file from the error message, plug it into the search box on this site – then download and follow the instructions for installation. Couldn’t be simpler really.

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Some Cool Links for GS of IAS, RAS and other Exams

Some Cool Links for GS of IAS, RAS and other Exams

Frontline Magazine

INDIA 2008


Sixth Pay Commission

Acts of Indian Government

GoI Documents


India Maps


Constitution of India


Who’s Who of India

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Indian Economy

Trade Stats and policy

Press Release

Reliance Communications in trouble over Sikh SMS Joke

Reliance Communication head Anil Ambani, and other top officials may be in troubles waters as complaints have been launched against them and the company over an SMS that was circulated through their network, which apparently hurts the the Sikh community.
PC Advisor reports that a Sikh body has already filed a complaint against them in Lucknow and the police will be taking actions.
“Ambani and the other company officials have been charged under a section of the Indian Penal Code which relates to deliberate and malicious acts, intended to outrage religious feelings”
Not surprisingly, the company has apologized saying that the content of the SMS is provided by a third-party and the SMSs are sent only those who are under the subscription.

DIGIT December Issue: Power OF Five:5th Anniversary

DIGIT December Issue: Power OF Five:5th Anniversary
Five Technology Decades

  Today And Beyond (June 2006)

The current decade is seeing technology driving us rather than the other way round—and we’re happy slaves

  Then The Net Happened (June 2006)

Those of us born around 1980 are fortunate: we witnessed the prime time of tech in the prime of our youth

  Think PC (June 2006)

The PC—as in “personal computer”—is what technology is first associated with. The ’80s was when “PC” began to mean “IBM PC”

  The Plot Thickens (June 2006)

So much happened in the ’70s that if we had to choose a “winner decade” from amongst the five we’re talking about, this would have to be it

  When Mice Were Wooden (June 2006)

It’s clichéd to say we live in a technologically advanced world, but just five decades ago, a mouse was only something a cat chased. It’s all zoomed by us—almost too fast

  more >>

Five Tech Shopping-Carts

  Coolness Quotients (June 2006)

Every geek’s dream house has not just a top-of-the-line PC, but also all the gaming consoles and cool gadgets…

  From Wannabe To Legend (June 2006)

Gear for that tough journey

  Gadgetise! (June 2006)

Goodies that make your personal computing experience more… personal

  Keep Talking (June 2006)

The stuff that keeps us going on and on and on

  I Want To Be Entertained… (June 2006)

…that’s what comes to us first when we look at technology for leisure. Let’s take a look at some products out there that will guarantee a smile for you and the family

  more >>

Five Technologies That Fell Flat

  (You Can’t) Read My Lips (June 2006)

Voice recognition is a technology of the future. Problem is, it always has been a technology of the future!

  Papierlove (June 2006)

Or how I learned to stop worrying and love the Document

  Reality Bites… (June 2006)

..especially when you awaken from sweet, Virtual dreams

  “Affordable Broadband”? (June 2006)

Are rulers different in different places? No? Then why is broad band so narrow in India

  Artificial Idiots (June 2006)

The promise of AI has been broken too many times. Will we ever get smart computers?

  more >>

Five Technology Desires

  UtopiOS (June 2006)

I never want to bother with drivers or compatibility again. Ever!

  Ultimate Portability (June 2006)

I want to own a device that fits in my pocket and is as powerful as a laptop!

  Betteries (June 2006)

Will someone please give the Energizer Bunny a run for its money?

  Breaking The Bottleneck (June 2006)

I just want a faster PC!

  At The Speed Of Thought (June 2006)

Why can’t computers read my mind?

  more >>

Five Tech Experts

  Driving The Digital Home (June 2006)

Donald J. MacDonald Vice President, Digital Home Group, Intel

  New Devices, More Mobility (June 2006)

Pat Gelsinger Senior Vice President General Manager, Digital Enterprise Group, Intel

  Keep It Open (June 2006)

Matthew Szulik CEO and Chairman Red Hat Inc.

  Browsers 2.0 (June 2006)

Jon S. von Tetzchner, CEO, Opera Software ASA

  No English Please, We’re Indian (June 2006)

“Within the next five years, we will see a profusion of activity on the Web evolve around Indian-language computing”

  more >>


25 most powerful people in business

Some are empire builders. Others are hired guns. But if they truly have world-class oomph, they’re on Fortune’s subjective – yet really quite accurate – list of the most powerful businesspeople in the world.

Power: A cooling trend

They don’t make powermongers like they used to. The new breed of heavy hitters wields attraction rather than coercion. (More)
1. Steve Jobs Chairman and CEO, Apple

During the first two decades of his remarkable 30-year career, the Apple Inc. founder twice altered the direction of the computer industry. In 1977 the Apple II kicked off the PC era, and the graphical user interface launched by Macintosh in 1984 has been aped by every other computer since. Along the way Jobs conceived of “desktop publishing,” gave the world the laser printer, and pioneered personal computer networks. As a side gig he bankrolled Pixar, which fostered the development of the technology and a brand-new business model for creating computer-animated feature films.

Since returning to Apple in 1997, he has changed the dynamics of consumer electronics with the iPod, and persuaded the music industry, the television networks, and Hollywood to distribute their wares with the iTunes Music Store. With his hugely successful Apple Stores, he gave the big-box boys a lesson in high-margin, high-touch retailing. And this year, at the height of his creative and promotional powers, Jobs orchestrated Apple’s entry into the cellular telephone business with the iPhone.

That’s five industries that Jobs has upended – computers, Hollywood, music, retailing, and wireless phones. At this moment, no one has more influence over a broader swath of business than Jobs.

–Brent Schlender

Read more…
The power of Steve Jobs

The charismatic Apple founder pioneered several industries, made an unrivaled comeback, and established a powerhouse brand, placing him at the top of Fortune’s 2007 Power 25 list. (More)

This is the full list, in the correct order:

01. Steve Jobs

02. Rupert Murdoch

03. Lloyd Blankfein

04. Eric Schmidt, Larry Page, and Sergei Brin

05. Warren Buffett

06. Rex Tillerson

07. Bill Gates

08. Jeff Immelt

09. Katsuaki Watanabe

10. A.G. Lafley

11. John Chambers

12. Li Ka-shing

13. Lee Scott

14. Lakshmi Mittal

15. Jamie Dimon

16. Mark Hurd

17. James McNerney

18. Marius Kloppers

19. Steve Schwarzman

20. Carlos Slim

21. Steve Feinberg

22. Indra Nooyi

23. Ratan Tata

24. Bob Iger

25. Bernard Arnault

one liners

Birthdays are good for you – the more you have the longer you live.

Accidents don’t just happen. They must be carelessly planned.

If money could talk, it would say: goodbye.

If nobody knows the troubles you’ve seen,
– then you don’t live in a small town.

If the human brain was simple enough for us to understand
– we’d be so simple we couldn’t understand.

If you get to thinkin’ you’re a person of some influence,
try orderin’ somebody else’s dog around.

Never, ever make absolute, unconditional statements.

Pain and Suffering is inevitable but Misery is optional.

Sometimes the best helping hand you can give is a good, firm push.

The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra.

There are three dimensions to credit cards, length, width and debt.

You can listen to thunder after lightening and tell how close you came
to getting hit. If you don’t hear it, you got hit, so never mind.

If you lend someone $20, and never see that person again,
– it was probably worth it.

If you think nobody cares if you’re alive,
try missing a couple of car payments.

It may be that your sole purpose in life
– is simply to serve as a warning to others.

Before you criticize someone, walk a mile in their shoes.
That way you’re a mile away, and you have their shoes too.

Don’t use a big word where a diminutive one will suffice.

The easiest way to find something lost around the house
is to buy a replacement.

If you can’t beat your computer at chess, try kickboxing.

Today is tomorrow’s yesterday.
If you are longing for the ‘good old days’, you’re there pal.

Accept that some days you’re the pigeon,
and some days you’re the statue.

Always keep your words soft and sweet, just in case you have to eat them.

You are what you eat. So stay away from the jerk chicken.

If you see a snake, just kill it. Don’t appoint a committee on snakes. –
H. Ross Perot

When everything’s coming your way,
– you’re in the wrong lane.

Never eat more than you can lift. – Miss Piggy

If you put your nose to the grindstone, you’ll get a flat face.

Life is tough, get a helmet

Be consistent (but not all the time)

The best way to forget all your troubles is to wear tight shoes.

Never argue with a man carrying a water buffalo.

Before borrowing money from a friend, decide which you need more.

You can’t tell a book by its movie.