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Globalization – Journey Towards End

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Globalization is a complex phenomenon but undying reality. It neither need any introduction nor pertain a universal definition. But the fact of matter is it really exists and it has brought us in the historic age of transformation. Nations and world has been transformed to a wired planet through which you can enjoy the power of information.

Information Technology (IT) is a driving factor in the process of globalization. Improvements in the early 1990s in computer hardware, software, and telecommunications have caused widespread improvements in access to information and economic potential. These advances have facilitated efficiency gains in all sectors of the economy. IT provides the communication network that facilitates the expansion of products, ideas, and resources among nations and among people regardless of geographic location. Creating efficient and effective channels to exchange information, IT has been the catalyst for global integration.

In Globalization process, Information and communication technologies (ICTs) have been implicated in the structuring and restructuring of human social relations. The power to communicate has been one of the greatest achievements by human beings. Since, the development of the electrical telegraph and the telephone in the late 1800s marked a qualitative shift in the scope and power of ICTs, however. The new electrical communication systems brought disparate regions and peoples into an unprecedented, increasingly synchronous global network of information, trade, finance, and culture. In the 20th century, Read the rest of this entry »

Google Making Mobile Telephone

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World’s busiest search engine intends to make mobile phone, the story was bussing the market. Vice president of product management Mario Queiroz said in a blog post that Google workers were trying out a device that “combines innovative hardware from a partner with software that runs on Android to experiment with new mobile features and capabilities”.

Technology industry tracker Gartner predicts that Android-based smart phones will capture 14 percent of the global market by the year 2012, as compared with a mere two percent today, according to a report in Computer world. Google is seeking feedback in a process it refers to a “dogfooding” in which innovations are tested internally before being offered to the public on the basis that employees should be willing to “eat our own dogfood”. “This holiday season, we are taking dogfooding to a new level”, Queiroz worte.

“Unfortunately, because dogfooding is a process exclusively for Google employees, we cannnot share specific product details. We hope to share more after our dogfood diet”. The Androud-based mobile devices are being shared with Google workers worldwide, according to Queiroz. The blog post came a morning after Google workers evidently excited about getting “Google phones” exchanged comments on wildly popular microblogging service Twitter. “ZOMG we had fireworks and we got the new Google phone”, one Google worker said in a tweet. “It’s beautiful”.

1O Interesting Facts About Nokia You May Not Know

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Here are some facts of our beloved phone company “NOKIA

  • The name of the town of Nokia originated from the river which flowed through the town. The river itself, Nokianvirta, was named after the old Finnish word originally meaning sable,later pine marten.
  • Nokia is sometimes called aikon (Nokia backwards) by non-Nokia mobile phone users and by mobile software developers, because “aikon” is used in various SDK software packages, including Nokia’s own Symbian S60 SDK.
  • The world’s first commercial GSM call was made in 1991 in Helsinki over a Nokia-supplied network, by Prime Minister of Finland Harri Holkeri, using a Nokia phone. Read the rest of this entry »

TOYOTA Integrates Breathalyzers in Cars

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To curb the rise of drunk drivers, as well as in response to new legislation passed in several states in the US, TOYOTA is developing an anti drunk driving technology that shut down the vehicle if high levels of alcohol are detected in the driver. Toyotal-Team-member-Testing-Hand-held-breathalyzer

This innovative system consists of a hand-held breathalyzer that determines the driver’s alcohol level while being photographed with its integrated digital camera for identification. If the driver is tested positive for high levels of alcohol, the system either warns him or even locks the vehicle’s ignition.

Toyota is currently conducting tests with its affiliate truck manufacturer Hino Motors and plans to install the system in selected trucks and other vehicles of their fleet customers, which include private companies and government institutions.

PS: Nissan is also working on the same technology. This will help to implement the new laws in US regarding drunk drivers.

iPhone 3GS & iPhone OS 3.0

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The launch of the iPhone 3GS in June 2009, also ushered the release of iPhone OS 3.0, which is a newer version of the mobile operating system developed by Apple for the iPhone and iPod Touch. This is compatible with all generations of the iPhone, OS 3.0 addresses many shortcomings of the previous iPhone software.

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MMS

The first and foremost feature is the rudimentary Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS). For two years since it launch, the iPhone was unable to send and receive messages that included multimedia objects such as images, audio and video. OS 3.0 brings this basic feature to the iPhone. In the US, support of MMS is expected to start by October, whereas Pakistani iPhone enthusiasts overcome this barrier via a minor software hack in order to enable MMS on a cellular network.

Mobile Me

Users with a tendency to misplace their mobile phones will fine the Mobile Me service included in the iPhone OS 3.0 quite useful. It takes about two minutes to locate your phone on Google Maps (Through the Mobile Me Web Interface). Users can also send an alert beep or an “Important Message”, deactivate it, or remotely wipe its contents.

Copy & Paste

Catering to the popular demand of iPhone users, OS 3.0 enables users to select text, copy it and paste it between applications.

Magnification

This is another useful feature not found in many smart phones. Unlike the zoom feature, which blows up the entire page, magnification can enlarge a section of static text around which a user’s finger is held down on the screen.

Internet Tethering

Internet tethering, although not officially supported and mentioned, is built into the new operating system and is available to OS 3.0 users through a minor hack that enables them to use their carrier-provided internet service on their computers.

Shake & Shuffle

Before, iPode Touch users could brag about this particular feature initially absent in the iPhone. Apple has now enabled this feature using the built-in accelerometer. Users no longer need to look for that forward button; a simple shake can change the song. Apple has also enabled the shake feature to undo changes made in a document.

Push Notifications

Unlike some smart phones, the iPhone does not support multitasking with applications. With OS 3.0, however Apple introduced a push notification system where an activated application could at least push data to iPhone – such as reminders for Namaz on iPray or chat messages on Fring – through the internet to notify users of application events and updates.

T88 Dual SIM Mobile Phone with Built in TV function

T88 is a dual SIM card mobile phone that comes with TV function. It runs on GSM 900 / 1800 Mhz. This mobile phone have the following other functions.

T88 Mobile Phone Dual SIM with TV Function

T88 also has 1.3MP high-definition camera, supports 3GP video record, and its shooting affection is very good, so that you can share wonderful moment with your families by taking photos. What’s more, T88 also support MP3 / MP4 multimedia fluent player, let you enjoy wonderful music and movies anywhere.

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Wireless Extender- How can you enhance your cell phone signals

zboost device - to enhance cell phone signals

Now a day, numbers of companies are providing mobile phone services in Pakistan. Unfortunately, the signals problem exists in all companies. In different areas, signals are not receiving properly due to which, hanging or dropped calls ratio is very high. Even sometime call is not dropped but it is not easy to talk with other person; very high voice delay exists. Like in my office, the signals of all mobile service providers are not accurate.

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Trend T786 and My Experience

Trend T786This is really Perfect dual SIM GSM mobile phone. I am using Trend Mobiles T786 since October 2007. This is excellent mobile phone which have ability to work with two GSM SIM (Subscriber Identity Module) at once without any trouble.

I am using this set with my two different Mobile phone provider which are Mobilink and Warid Telecom and never faced any problem in network. It provides excellent reception even in the basement.

It have the following features:

Dual SIM including Keypad & Touch Screen system.

  • Dual Band GSM 900/1800 MHz
  • Weight: 94gm
  • Screen: 65K Color LCD 160×128 pixels

Trend T786 Perfect Dual SIM GSM Its talk time is up to 2.5 to 3 hour easily.
You can hold & swap the calls.

  • Camera: 1.3 Mega Pixel
  • USB Port Connectivity
  • SMS, MMS and Email
  • GPRS
  • WAP 2.0
  • Embedded Antenna
  • MP3& MP4 Player
  • Video Recording with Playback
  • Voice Recorder
  • Video Screen Saver & Ring Tones

Other Accessories

  • 256 MB Memory Card
  • USB Datab Cable
  • Earphone
  • Traveller Charger
  • User Manual
  • Car Charger
  • Pouch

Only one thing that you can use GPRS & WAP only on SIM1. But SIM2 can use for phone, SMS, GSM.

Now a days, another version of T786 is available which is T786i.