Sunday, July 29, 2007

Google to reduce history of personal searches.

Faced with critism from privacy activists and questions from the European Union,Google announced that it would cut back on how long it keeps the web search histories of users, to 18 months from 24.Search information will now be made anonymous after one year and half, the company said in a letter addressed to european union watchdog Group.

The information which gathered every time Google's Search engine is used, gives indications of searcher's tastes and interests.Google shares general information on search trends, but says that it does not release this personal information outside the company.

Analysis of log data is necessary for engineers to refine search quality to place the mopst popular results at the top and build new services the company said. One such service from Google is its spell checker, which automatically looks at a query to see if the searcher has employed the most common spelling of word

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Take a "safari"!!

Apple has thrown its own browser into the PC arena,Safari the highly acclaimed internet browser that was previously available only for the MAC platform, had now been made available for windows.

The browser comes in two versions for Windows XP and Vista for the PC- onw with QuickTime bundled with it(28MB) and the other without(8MB). Both are available for free download from


Apple claims that the browser is the fastest in cyberspace when it comes to rendering HTML pages and JavaScript , and judging by my brief experience, it is no idle boast.Then there are inevitable little touches that are the hallmark of Apple design-a  scroll bar is visible only when you need it;the address bar acts as the progress bar too filling up with blue color to indicate how much of the site has been downloaded; and the smooth metallic look that makes Firefox and IE look downright dowdy.

It's still beta!!

The problem is that Safari is still in beta- a term that is used to hide a thousand vices. And the browser does its problems.It is prone to atleat one crash every three hour.Some websites also do not function completely within safari.I could not chat in GMail while using browser.

The windows version of safari is faster and sleeker than any thing in the browser bazaar today!!!

Manoranjan Reddy Mandadi

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Eyeing the iPhone?

Eyeing the iPhone?

The much anticipated iPhone from Apple was finally launched in the US on June29.It will pack a phone,audio/video player,a 2 mega pixel camera,internet capabilities and intelligent touch screen operation onto a single device.It will cost approximately $599 for the 8GB version and $499 for the 4GB sibling.
While US consumers had already got their hands on iPhone this june,Europe will have to wait till the end of the year.As for the indian launch date on contacting Apple india,all we recieved was a silence.

If you are planning to buy an iPhone during your next trip to US or order it from there,there could be a problem.The phone feature might not work at all in india, as Apple plans to launch the product with specific service providers in mind.

iPhone has a 3.5 inch multi-touch screen, that lets you operate the device with just you fingers.The iphone also features a QWERTY touch key board,where you type by tapping at the screen with your fingers.


The battery has enough juice for five hours of talk,video or browsing. Apple promises uo to 16 hours of audio playback which is on par with the top MP3 players.Videos will look good, thanks to 320X480 screen resolution.It also supports IMAP,POP3 e-mail and Yahoo Push email. With POP3 you can download mail and contacts from server on to your device,while IMAP will allow you to access your email directly from the server without having to download.

For indian users the biggest limiting factor as of now is that the phone function will work only with the service provider Apple has tied up with.So hold on till the India launch--when ever that happens.

Saturday, July 14, 2007

Doctors to store info under your skin.

Doctors could soon be storing essential medical information under the skin of their patients, The American Medical Associations says.

Devices the size of grain of rice that are implanted with a needle could give emergency room doctors quick access to the records of chronically ill patients.

The Association adopted a policy stating that the devices can improve the "Safety and Efficiency of patient care" by helping to identify patients and enabling secure access to clinical information. These radio frequency identification tags are already used by Wal-Mart and other businesses to speed up their shipping systems by sending out small signals that can be scanned more easily than bar codes.

Implanting them in people can improve the continuity and coordination of care with resulting reductions in adverse drug events and other medical errors.