Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Moved to Wordpress !

Hello All !
This blog is permanently moved to Wordpress . I was sad about this decision as blogger was my first Blog.As in Wordpress many features are inbuilt and also it is easier to move to self hosted blog, this is worth it :)

Do Like my Facebook page for updates and posts. Thank you - See you on the other side =)

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Tech: Google Music, in India !

If you have not tried Google Music yet, try it out now. Great portal to stream music online.It is still part of Google labs, so we can expect lot of improvement in coming days.Currently only Hindi is available, English will be soon I guess. It would be a nice tool to search , listen and explore music when many languages are out especially Indian languages. Here are some things that makes Google Music a cool site to have

1. Social Plugin : You can share the music you like with your friends, and vice versa. Like ping for iTunes, we could buy songs from music soon. But we need to wait and watch how people respond to this, as they can always download the song from other websites.

2. Search ! : Allows you to search by the name of the song, album name, artist name etc.While listening to song, you can click on the artist name to know more songs from the same artist.

3.Sync: I personally feel, google is definitely going to allow users to login to google music with google mail ids soon. So you can favorite, create your own playlists. Guess what, you can sync your playlists across browsers, desktops etc. And a mobile app will be awesome.

4. Streaming : With powerful servers google have, it can serve zillions of people simultaneously.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Bonjour Paris : Photograph

Pictures I took in Paris.

From Eiffel Tower

Inside Notre Dame

Street Near Notre Dame

The Eiffel Tower at Night

Antonio Canova's Psyche revived by Kiss of Love 

A  Kid drawing at The Louvre Museum 

On the streets of Paris near The Eiffel Tower

One of the shops on av. champs elysees

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Colors : Photography

This picture taken at Wayanad from my cell phone camera K790i

These two pictures taken at Bordeaux from my Canon camera

Monday, September 13, 2010

Android App of the Day : Skyfire browser

Skyfire is an excellent browser for android (1.5 and above) which plays flash videos also !!

To get Skyfire via the Android Market, launch the Marketplace application and search for "Skyfire" or use the QR code.

Important Features:

  • VIDEO: magically offers up videos that appear as broken links on all other mobile browsers, enabling Flash video to play quickly and smoothly.
  • EXPLORE: reads your mind and presents smart recommendations for related media content from sources such as YouTube, Twitter, Google, Digg and more.
  • SHARE: makes browsing social, with one-click share features to help you get the word out.
  • FLASH : supports Flash web video with patent-pending adaptive streaming technology for smooth playback.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Android App of the Day : Moodagent

Awesome music player I recently found on market. Lets you play music depending on your mood. It profiles all the song from the web.

To download search for Moodagent on Market from your android device or simply scan this 2D Barcode from your device

Main Features :

  • Automatically profiles your music based on emotion, mood, genre, sub-genre, style, tempo, beat, vocals, instruments and production features
  • Instantly create mood-based playlists
  • Create playlists based on seed track
  • Share your mood and taste in music on Facebook and Twitter
  • Exclude tracks or artists you don’t want to show up in your playlists
  • Supported languages: English, Chinese, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish

For more info go to moodagent site

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Android App of the Day : Awesome Drop

Transfers files from any computer to your Android phone. Great App

Download from Android Market  here (link works only from android device)

Tip: Use any barcode reader from your phone
  • No account required
  • Works over WiFi and 3G
  • Transfer files from any computer with a compatible browser*
  • Works with music, photos, documents, any type of file you want on your phone
  • Send and receive files with friends
* Compatible browsers include FireFox 3.6, Safari 5, Chrome 5

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Programmer Jokes

I found these here. Have selected few good ones and posted here
A SQL query goes into a bar, walks up to two tables and asks, “Can I join you?”
When Shakespeare asked, To be, or not to be?, he did not provide the answer. But programming can. Well the answer is FF.
2B |~ 2B = FF
Q: “Whats the object-oriented way to become wealthy?”
A: Inheritance
A programmer puts two glasses on his bedside table before going to sleep. A full one, in case he gets thirsty, and an empty one, in case he doesn’t.
Q: Why don’t jokes work in octal?
A: Because 7 10 11.
In C we had to code our own bugs. In C++ we can inherit them.
Q: How many programmers does it take to kill a cockroach?
A: Two: one holds, the other installs Windows on it
A son asked his father(a programmer) why the sun rises in the east, and sets in the west. His response?
It works, don’t touch!

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Ghatikallu - Some pictures

I took this picture at Ghatikallu, an awesome place. For more details about the place visit their website . I am not a great photographer or something , but want to pursue it as a hobby :)

You can download original files from here (file size : 6.43 MB) and use them as wallpapers !!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Happiness - Quote

"Many times moments become happy just by sharing in contrast to sharing a happy moment " ~Harsha

Friday, July 30, 2010

We part only to Meet again

My recent poem I wrote for my friend :)

Known I have you, its been a while.
But memories I have of you is a huge pile.

Always nice to see you speak with a beautiful smile.
Want you to always go an extra mile

Happy I am for you, for you fly across oceans.
You won't be near , so there will be few sad notions.

I know you'll have a plethora of friends.
So the fun in your life never ends.

I admire you, coz you are hardworking and dedicated.
You are tough-minded at the same time tenderhearted.

You have a strong mind and a strong will,
U have a plan and implement you will.

I know in life you reach greater heights.
And in times to come achieve greater feats.

You have been an awesome friend.
People like you are very hard to find.

Here is me with lots of love and care,
Wishing you all the best and great future.
- Harsha

Monday, July 5, 2010

How to unlock iPhone 3G in one step ?

This blog lets you unlock iPhone 3G in one simple step, no big deal :)

1.Touch the button (with right arrow on it) and slide it to your right.

thats it !!!! simple right :P

catch you next time with next tutorial !

Sunday, July 4, 2010

iPhone4 Vs HTC Evo

Found this video on youtube, its friggin awesome. Apple fans I hate hurting you but sorry i just love this video :)

Alert: Profane language used.

In this video one character slams iPhone4

Friday, July 2, 2010

Android Apps

I am making a list of useful,clean and cool apps that i use.Please suggest if you have better apps to do similar tasks :)
Please bear with me as I use Xperia X10 which sill runs 1.6 :( if the app is not available for you

Ill be adding Apps to the same thread instead of having separate entries every time I add new ones.

Basic Apps : Apps that you use to in day to day activities

Handcent SMS : Has good UI and choice to choose from many styles.

APNDroid : to turn on/off Data on the go.

NetCounter : to know how much data you have used.

Gesture Search : Killer app from google, simply amazing. Lets you search almost anything on your phone with gestures.

OperaMini : Really nice browser, loads pages very fast because its servers reformats it to the phone you are using.

DocumentsToGo : Very nice document viewer. Supports .doc, .xls , .ppt, .pdf viewing. Paid version allows editing also(except .pdf)

AstridTask : My personal favorite. Lets you keep track of your tasks , gives reminders, prioritize, postponing tasks and many useful functionalities.

appInstaller : Lets you install third party apps (apps not from market)

BarcodeScanner : Usually used to read QR codes. Can read 1d and 2d Barcodes. Has option to do book and product search.

Ebook Reader Apps : Apps that allows you download and read Ebooks

Aldiko: It is a good ebook reader. Allows you to download , read and import books also (EPUB format)

Laputa: Similar to aldiko, had more books that can be downloaded.

Kindle for Android: Well known product from Amazon. Huge book library from where books can be downloaded.

Media Apps: Apps used for audio and video media

DoubleTwist: It is like iTunes for Android, has a PC/MAC application where you can sync media to an android device. Gives option to automatically mount SD card when connected to computer.Allows you to listen to podcasts too. Well designed UI is a big plus. Support only codecs supported by your device.

TuneWiki: Wonderful app, distinguishing feature is it can connect to internet and display lyrics for songs for which lyrics are available. Download album art. Also searches for video of the song being played on youtube. Support only codecs supported by your device.

Ringdroid: Allows you to cut ,copy and merge different mp3 files.

RockPlayer: It plays mkv, avi, rmvb, flv, mp4, wmv, 3gp, mov, asf, divx, xvid, h.264 and rv40. Awesome app , do check it out

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Downside of Android

I am an Android Fan.

After a month of using my Xperia X10 I thought of writing this blog. If there is anything that has come near competing with Apple iPhone OS(now iOS) , it is Android. But the package comes with a serious downside, downside that hurt fans and on a long run hurt mobile manufacturers.

My Xperia X10 is a masterpiece.It is an amazing hardware limited by the software running on it. One may argue that android 1.6 is enough and not so bad to say it is a limiting factor, but i disagree. It is like saying it is ok to have a day old food, when others are having it fresh.

Anyway my point is not exactly that, my point is why Xperia X10 is running android 1.6 (Donut) when Nexus One is running android 2.2 (Froyo). I say if android releases new versions in the same frequency as now, it is going to do more bad than good to itself, it will be a suicide.

Since android is common for all phones , it is obvious that manufacturers compete on hardware. But the truth is they cannot compete on hardware as it is easily possible for all the manufacturers to have the similar hardware, so they try to add their own "signature" upon android to differ from their competitors(Sense UI from HTC, UX platform from SE etc.,) This takes time since every release there are lot of changes in the android. As manufactures cannot cope with androids fast releases they take time to add their UI platforms , they release them late, many times so late the next release of android has happened.

One solution could be to give the stock android without any manufacturer specific UI on it, but it is again a serious limiting factor. Imagine when you use a SE phone there is nothing on it to feel it as SE phone(camera, music, UI etc), so this option is not a practical one.

Other option is that Google has to delay the releases, which is better option for both Google and the phone manufacturers and therefore for the consumers.

I hope Google has learnt a lesson and starts thinking practical instead of being greedy of showing off its capabilities soon to the public, and allows phone manufacturers to imbibe into the phones their styles and signatures which proves profitable , a win-win situation.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

My Quote

a drop of water cant create an ocean, but minutes of talk with loved ones can create oceans of happiness #myquotes

Saturday, February 6, 2010

ConFessions of My heaRT

Some times i lie to myself that i no longer miss you.
Only to fool myself,to live in an illusion.

Sometimes i miss you more than anyone else in this world.
Only to relax and say to myself i'm wrong and yes I'm a liar.

Sometimes i hate myself for being a hypocrite.
Only to convince myself that it is ok.

Sometimes i forget many things i need to do.
Only to know i'm completely obsessed with you and i have no room for anything !

Sometimes i feel life for me is only you and nothing else.
Only to understand that is true always:)

Sometimes i feel you hate me the most.
Only to calm myself hoping that feeling wont last lonG.

Sometimes i feel i'm the most selfish person.
Only to think i'm right and i'm fair to myself.

Friday, January 22, 2010

A beat of a touch

We feel, we miss, we talk,
Drawing pictures in white sand.
Along the beach we walk,
Just You and I, Hand in Hand.

Is it because you are so dear?
Or could it be that love so near,
that I will die the day I will see,
somebody close to you other than me?

Feel so close, yet so far
With one touch, I know how close we are

I pray to God, let the time freeze,
then its you and I, forever at ease.
I’m in illusion, that I’ve grown into you
I’m at bliss, for me this feeling is all new

They say the lines on our hand,
they decide our fate and where we land.
Now that the lines on our hands met each other,
who decided their fate, to meet one another?

Feel so close, yet so far
With one touch, I know how close we are

Love the feelings It brings,
When your fate and mine become us
Can you hear the heart singing?
Can you see the eyes sparkling?

I feel the embrace of two hearts,
Through this simple one beat of a touch
I will keep this feeling even when we’re a part,
I will keep the memory at the corner of my very heart

Feel so close, yet so far
With one touch, I know how close we are

In collaboration with - Milana and Harsh Ajmera

follow them on twitter @rmilana and @Harsh_Ajmera

Photo from flickr at Wall Of Peace Moscow from Jeff Bauche._.·´¯)