The legend “Pandit Ravi Shankar” is no more with us !

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Morning news almost shook me up when I heard that Pandit Ravi Shankar is more with us. He died of breating difficulties on 11 December 2012 at around 4:30pm PST at Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla, San Diego, California. Although I am 24 right now but we both belong to the same place West Bengal, India. He was a legend, and an inspiration of Indian Classical music. Contribution made by him is immense in the field of Indian Classical Music and without him it wouldn’t have been possible to present such a great heritage in front of the world.

Today, I feel we have lost a great musician  Even in our young minds, he has set an example and will remain immortal forever and ever within us. RIP “Pandit Ravi Shankar”.

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The superpower of Google !

google-logoGoogle is one the major power ruling the world of Internet. A company that has been in the computer industry since 1998 today has completelty changed the way we look at Internet. During early 2000’s when a person couldn’t find a web address, we used to tell him/her to goto http://www.google.com search using the name of the website.

Today almost 90% of the people using internet at-least, opens Google’s webpage once in a day. And today if my friends tells me that he cannot find something; I say “Just Google it man”. Google knows everything today, whenever you can’t find Google is your first choice.

But how a proper noun turned into a verb ?
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Apple redraws maps after Australian drivers led astray in the bush

Mildura police issue warning after motorists lose way in scorching temperatures because town misplaced on Apple Maps

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Apple Maps: the red pin shows where the map service has marked Mildura. The purple pin shows the actual location of the town. Photograph: Google Maps

Apple has updated its new maps system after police in Mildura, Australia, said a number of people trying to find the town of 30,000 people became hopelessly lost in the bush in scorching temperatures.

One man was stranded for 24 hours last week in temperatures of up to 46C and at least three more have had to be rescued after following the directions given on Apple’s new maps, which located Mildura among the dusty, sun-baked trails of Murray-Sunset National Park, the second-largest in Australia and far from the town’s actual position.

Mildura, whose previous claim to fame was the ill-fated Nowingi toxic waste scheme (proposed in 2004, defeated in 2007), suddenly found itself the focus of international media interest over the latest example of Apple’s calamitous move into mapping.

“We’ve had at least four documented cases,” senior sergeant Stephen Phelan said on Monday before Apple made the update. “The map puts it at least 70 kilometres (45 miles) from where it should be. We have had people bogged down in Sunset country.”

The iPhone maker updated the given location on Monday following widespread coverage of the problem. A search for Mildura now points to the middle of the town in the state of Victoria. At the time of writing it also showed an incorrect location near the edge of the park called Mildura – but that does not show up in searches.

Mildura police issued a warning on its website, pointing out the difference between the point then offered by Apple and the actual location. It confirmed drivers had been led astray and said the problem was “potentially a life-threatening issue” due to the intense heat and lack of available water in the area.

Apple said it was working hard to fix problems on its maps, which it introduced in September. It dumped Google’s maps because the search portal refused to offer iPhone users features such as turn-by-turn navigation.

But problems quickly emerged with the detail in the Apple maps, which omitted a number of locations and mislabelled others .

Getting lost near Mildura is dangerous. “There’s no water, and you can get bogged down in the sand,” explained Toby Prime, a reporter on the local Sunraysia Daily. “Temperatures go up to 46 degrees.” People may also have to walk some distance in the heat to get phone reception. Summer is beginning in Australia, and temperatures are soaring.

One man following the map on his phone had driven into the park at 6pm, three hours before it got dark, then realised he was nowhere near Mildura, but that to continue driving could get him stuck because of the sand on and around the road.

“The phone says Mildura is in the middle of the national park,” Prime said. The man was rescued only after he had been in the park for 24 hours.

Mildura lies outside the park, as the police indicate on their own site. Apple’s maps correctly identify the location of Mildura airport, near the town – but do not offer it as a destination for people searching for “Mildura”.

The problems have only occurred since Apple moved to its iOS 6 software in September, the police said.

Apple dropped Google as its map provider in September with the launch of its iOS 6 software for the iPhone and iPad. But problems quickly emerged with the map detail, which had omitted a number of locations and mislabelled others compared towith the product that had gone before.

In October, chief executive Tim Cook issued a public apology for the poor quality of the maps and soon after fired the head of the iOS 6 software group, Scott Forstall. The head of the mapping group is also reported to have been sacked in November.

Apple buys its map data from a number of providers including TomTom, but there is no indication that its suppliers’ databases are at fault.

Source: http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2012/dec/10/apple-maps-life-threatening-australian-police

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Building Traffic for your WordPress.com blog

WordPress.com is simply an amazing platform to blog and one of my favorite web 2.0 blogging platform. Hats off to all those developers at WordPress.com for creating such a marvelous online blogging software with the magic of PHP. It’s truly amazing and I wish that everyone in the world must at-least have one WordPress.com blog.

Now once you make a blog it’s important to popularize your blog so that more and more people all around the country visit your blog. The amount to incoming and outgoing connections that are formed due to visiting your blog is called “TRAFFIC”. Thus the more TRAFFIC you have on your blog stats, the more are your chances to get popular around  the world. Here are some of the simple tricks that has always worked for me. Continue reading

Farmville ~ "The age of Digital Farmers"

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Farmville is an online multiplayer game on Facebook which allows you make your own farms. It is so addictive that once you start playing with your friends, you will feel like playing it everyday. Greatest advantage with this game is that you can play it anywhere, anytime on any system. If you have got an iPhone,  it’s a real treat for you; as it too supports Farmville. I became so obsessed by this game, that I had to make a profile picture itself for my Facebook Account. One you start playing, you will feeling like sitting with it all day and night ploughing, seeding, harvesting crops, trees, etc. The main forms of attraction are the cute animals that you either can buy from the market or get as a reward using COINS or FARMVILLE CASH. But what makes FarmVille addictive ? Continue reading

How to learn new foreign Languages free of cost ?

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Learning new languages has always been fun. Most of the people around the world who learns new languages needs to pay something to the organisation which could be offline located at some specific place or online. Get ready as I reveal, one of the best technique to enroll yourself in a language learning program and that is also free of cost. But in this case you too will be acting like a teacher and teach the other partner while he/she does the same. As a result, you will learn a foreign language and your partner too.

But how all of these are going to be possible ?
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10 Open Source Software that your will ever need to make you life simple !

Opensource can be termed as an initiative to make the software available free of cost by implementing group contribution towards developing it. In an Opensource software the code is provided along with the software where developers can easily modify them to create a new version or improve its performance. Thus in this article we will see some amazing Opensource softwares that has been very popular for a long time and can make your life simple and moreover all of these powerful software comes free of COST !
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How to handle Facebook securely ?

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Facebook is such a word that doesn’t need any definition. But everyday we are being attacked by millions of viruses right on FACEBOOK itself. In past 10 years Facebook has been one of the fastest world’s growing social networking website. In India, it is the same story. In other words we can say Facebook is a place where people stays and enjoy with their friends.

But we cannot really afford to lose our security or identity for the enjoyment nor can we compromise our best place on the internet. It is also the major platform for every company to drive and show their products or services using the form of Targeted Advertisement. One of the major reason why Facebook is the most popular social networking site of 2012.

But how we protect ourselves from the threats that we find on Facebook ? Continue reading

How to remain SECURE on Internet ?

In India still we can find people who are technically challenged and don’t know exactly what they are doing on Internet or what is happening behind their  back. At your back you might be followed by millions of eyes every second. In a world where we are living today on Internet it is not surprising that the world of pirated software infringe our system’s security every second. May be we are responsible for our own security issues and that might be the sole reason why your Antivirus Software that you have bought no more works with your system at 100% efficiency.

You might find a pirated copy of a very good paid software free  of cost but have you ever imagined why you get that same paid software free of cost ? Continue reading