Archive for October, 2008

Google introduces SMS messaging!

Posted by 31 October, 2008 (0) Comment

Yes, now you can send and receive SMS messages right from web based Google Mail. Here’s the complete story from The INQUIRER.

GOOGLE ANNOUNCED Thursday that it has started rolling out an SMS messaging feature for its Gmail web-based email users.

The SMS function is enabled through Gmail Labs, which is accessible via a tab on Gmail’s settings page. The SMS interface runs in Gmail’s chat window on the left navigation pane.

To send an SMS message, the user just types an SMS-capable mobile phone number into the chat window. That triggers a Send SMS pop-up menu.

Google assigns each Gmail SMS user a persistent phone-like identification number so that SMS recipients can send SMS messages back to the Gmail user later.

SMS messaging is just the latest of Google’s Gmail Labs toys. In the past month, Google has launched seven new Gmail features, including Gmail Gadgets, message emoticons, Gmail for mobile 2.0, canned responses, new contact manager features, advanced IMAP controls, and Gmail Goggles.

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Video capture your desktop for free

Posted by 24 October, 2008 (3) Comment

There are a number of softwares for the said job, video capturing the desktop, not most or all of them are free. I’d like to mention a desktop video capture software here that’s OpenSource and totally free and it does the job better than the paid ones.

It is CamStudio;

CamStudio is able to record all screen and audio activity on your computer and create industry-standard AVI video files and using its built-in SWF Producer can turn those AVIs into lean, mean, bandwidth-friendly Streaming Flash videos (SWFs)

Here are just a few ways you can use this software:

  • You can use it to create demonstration videos for any software program
  • Or how about creating a set of videos answering your most frequently asked questions?
  • You can create video tutorials for school or college class
  • You can use it to record a recurring problem with your computer so you can show technical support people
  • You can use it to create video-based information products you can sell
  • You can even use it to record new tricks and techniques you discover on your favourite software program, before you forget them

You can download it from CamStudio’s Official Website. Post your comments about the said software if you have used it.

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Fasterfox for Firefox 3.0.3

Posted by 19 October, 2008 (1) Comment

I can’t live without this one. You can download it from the following link:

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/9037

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