Windows Gifts You Can Gift Your Loved Ones In 2011 Holiday Season

So, now Christmas, Thanks Giving and New Year are at your door step, you will definitely be busy in planning the gifts for you Daughter, Son, Dad, Mom or your Girlfriend. So taking this series of festive week in mind, I tried to come-up with the list of some Windows gadgets which are suitable for your loves ones and I also tried to include the closest margin of cost, so you can check whether they fit into your pocket.

The Gift list is mentioned below,

Nokia Lumia 800 : Now this new Windows phone by Nokia in the market can really help your girl to fit into the social network. With their nice camera specifications and other new attractive feature in the phone can help you to get comfortably fit into the social network, as it has got a unique feature named ‘People HUB’ which will let her be in touch with everyone on any social network and so this might be perfect gift to lure your girl.

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Dell Inspiron 15R: Now this can be a perfect gift for the junior members of your family because as now they will be able to make movies on the movie maker, play games, chat and do all the other entertaining and funs tuff on 23 inches screen with HD cam and this also clubs itself in the range of 38,000/- INR.

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Sony VAIO (SA Series): You might have came across on television about these Ultra-this laptops which will definitely draw the crowd attention when you are working between them. Now this one is really special for dominating on COOL factor of your cool cousins, specially when this package also includes the best OS to work on ,i.e. Windows 7 Starter edition.

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Lenovo Idea Center B350: Now when it comes to your geeky brother then I think this ‘All in One’ PC will be the best choice for him as now he will be able to create a home network to connect through all the printers and then it also has a pack of Windows Home Premium edition and this whole package falls under the range of Rs. 71,000/-

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Acer Aspire: This light weight gadget is really good to make presentations or do any other work on the move. It has got a wonderful display with widescreen and its high speed configuration also provides efficient multi-tasking. Its light weight and high speed feature helps the user to complete their work comfortably while travelling. this also comes with Windows 7 Home Basic edition at 29,999/-.

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HP Pavilion DV6 Series: If you happen to have some loved one who is always crazy about music then this one will be the best of that person, he or she will be able to enjoy their music to the fullest. It is a full multimedia package with Windows 7 Home Premium which will give a studio feel to your loved one and this gadget falls in Rs. 56,000/-

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HTC Radar: Now when it comes to phone then Windows Phone 7, which one of the best upcoming mobile OS offers a phone with third Party application support and similar to Lumia Phone mentioned above it also has ‘People Hub’ feature. You finger will flick constantly over the tiles to on your home screen and the best part is to get a chance to browse with Internet Explorer 9 on your mobile phone.

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I think the list mentioned above will do a lot for the selection of gifts on the next festive days. Please let us know if you want any more info on any of the products mentioned above.

7 New Features Explained In Mango Update For Windows Phone 7 OS

Right now if we compare the number of Android phones and the Windows Phone 7 phones, then for sure Android number will be high, simply because all the users want to use Google Applications and web services on their phone. But Microsoft is also thinking about this and that is the reason they have decided to upgrade the mobile OS with Mango update and they assure that this update will the OS quite different from all the mobile OS available in this market. In this post we will talk that what features are going to get induced in the phone which will make it unique.

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They say that nowadays OS are nothing but the application launchers and so they will try to make Windows Phone 7 more interactive than others. The features which will be introduced after installing the Mango update are mentioned as follows.

  • It will make the mobile more oriented towards users rather than application oriented as the users will be able to use different applications simultaneously for a single user. For Example you will be able to switch into chats of different application with respect to a single user.
  • You will be able to see all the mails of different –email accounts under a single Inbox.
  • You will be able to interact better with your friends by the Personalized Live Tiles.
  • You will be able to combine the users into a certain group and then you will see the updates of all the contacts under that group over different Social Networking Sites simultaneously.
  • Messaging will become faster as you will be able to convert your speech to the text and vice versa.
  • The new browser or I should say the updated version of internet Explorer will also have the support of HTML5.
  • Visual Search is also one of the latest features which no one would have expected, you can initiate the Bing search by take a photograph of any Barcode or the Microsoft Code, let me tell you that this feature is enabled by default and there is no use of going for any third party application for this.

All of the points stated above make the OS more interactive towards user and I can also estimate the reason for doing so as now they have joined hands with Nokia and the new series of those phones is yet to be released. So you can mark these improvements as the preparation for the war which will be fought between Android, Windows Phone 7 and iOS. I hope that this information was quite useful to you, is you have got any new information related to it, please let us know about it. Just remember to put them in the comments section.

In order to see all these new features in action in the upcoming mango update watch the videos below.

Port Apps From iPhone To Windows Phone 7

There is this ever-lasting mobile phone OS war clouding over the telecom market all over the world. With the bigwigs like iOS, Android and Google incessantly battling up in the OS arena to come out victorious, they are not alone in this. Another OS giant is trying enough to make its presence felt amongst the masses – the Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 platform. And one important aspect that make or mar the success of any mobile OS is the quantity and quality of apps that runs on them – and that’s where the Windows Phone  7 OS is lacking behind so far. Now Microsoft is looking to rectify the same.

Microsoft has addressed the problem by making it easy for developers to bring/port their popular iPhone applications to Windows Phone 7. Microsoft has now launched an iPhone/iOS to Windows Phone 7 API mapping tool that will help the developers to translate their applications to the Windows phone 7 API more easily. Microsoft’s new porting tool tries to break down the barriers usually associated with taking an app from one platform and porting it to another by giving developers an easy way to take iOS API calls and map them straight to existing Windows Phone 7 APIS.

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Real Metro Style User Interface Theme For Windows 7

For all those who have experienced and used the Metro Unique Interface of Windows Phone 7 devices and have liked it so much so that they want to have it on their desktop PCs running Windows 7(and also for those who don’t own WP7 mobile device), is now being made possible by the  member named fediaFedia over at  DeviantArt. Yes, fediaFedia is working on an awesome looking theme, which brings Metro UI to your Windows 7 desktop via Rainmeter software. It certainly is a very tempting theme, which is inspired by WP7S, and definitely worth a look. Even though it is not ready yet for real use, we just thought to share the news with you guys.

Microsoft wants people to find things and guide them into the right directions. That’s how they came up with the Metro theme that is using graphic from underground subways (NY, London). Pretty simple concept, but it works amazingly well. As for my personal openion, more Windows apps with the Metro UI theme would be highly appreciated, because it is one of the best designs that i have seen lately.

Metro UI Theme Main Features :

  • The metro UI is so pretty because it’s very minimalistic. The Metro UI font is supposedly a modified Verdana fontNearly
  • 30 interactive fully functional panels
  • 24+ Different color skins including glass
  • Super easy setting changing
  • Perfect for notebooks and netbooks
  • Create any layout
  • fastest and most complete Excel compatible calculation engine

fediaFedia qoutes, “Just like the phone, the blue boxes will have hover effects and serve as either a shortcut or a info panel. I plan that there would be 12 switchable panels which show various information. The background will be tinted with a gradient getting more black to the left and more transparent to the right. Still not sure what to do with the items under “Friday”, but Im thinking those will be usual readers and notes and stuff.”

 

 

10 New Features In NoDo Update Of Windows Phone 7

Windows phone 7 update has started being rolled out across windows phone 7, this is the first major update since windows phone 7 os platform has been launched one the main feature which comes with this update is copy paste across almost all the apps in windows phone 7.

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The update also brings faster app and game performance, stremlined Marketplace search, improved Wi-Fi connectivity, Outlook and MMS as well as some tweaks for the Facebook account sync experience.

Here is one of my friend abhishek facebook & twitter update about the notification he got on his windows phone 7

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Some Other updates and changes which you will see rolling out on your windows phone 7 are as follows

Windows Phone 7 NoDo Updates Features Overview

Copy Paste – Just tap a word and drag the arrows to copy and paste it on your phone. You can copy text from emails, text messages, web pages, and Office Mobile documents, and paste it anywhere you can type.

Faster Response Time For Apps and Games

Better Marketplace Enhanced Search Experience – Marketplace search has been streamlined to make it easier to find specific apps, games, or music. Press the Search button in the Apps or Games section of Marketplace and you’ll see only apps or games in the results. Press Search in the Music section of Marketplace to search just the music catalog.

Wi-Fi Improvements – It display your phone’s Media Access Control (MAC) address in Settings. (You might need this info if you try to connect to a Wi-Fi network that uses MAC address filtering. To learn more, see Connect to a Wi-Fi network

Camera improvements. Microsoft has improved the stability of switching between camera and video modes.

Audio improvements. Microsoft has improved the experience of using a Bluetooth headset to make calls when you’re playing music or videos.

Outlook improvements. Microsoft has improved the experience of viewing iPhone photo attachments you receive from a non-Exchange-based email account, such as a Google Mail, Hotmail, or Yahoo! Mail account, using the Global Address List (GAL) when connecting to Exchange Server 2003 using Exchange ActiveSync, and working with email display names that contain brackets.

Messaging improvements. Microsoft has improved the experience of receiving Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS) messages if your phone uses a PIN-locked SIM.

Facebook integration. Microsoft has improved the experience of syncing Facebook accounts.

Performance improvements. This month’s update also includes software from several phone manufacturers that improves the performance of some specific models.

Video On Windows Phone 7 NoDo Update

[ Source TheWindowsClub ]