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Friday, April 29, 2011

The Royal Wedding

Congratulations to Prince William and Katherine Windsor.
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Prince William awaiting the bride

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The cutest bridesmaid and groomsman

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Duke and Duchess of Cambridge

Courtesy: Eleanor Grace

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Apple tracking iPhone users?

Do you think Apple is watching you? Do you worry when you see this message?

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Giving up your location
If you answer is 'YES', read on. If your answer is NO, you might want to read on ^.^

Well, Apple has denied that it is tracking iPhone users. In fact Apple claims to NOT track iPhone users. However, much to the dismay of a LOT of 'normal' users, a few security researchers claimed to have found a hidden file on the devices containing a record of everywhere they had been.Some users managed to extract the data and plot it on maps.

It looked like this:

Wayne Rooney's phone hacked? Scotland Yard investigates

Scotland Yard detectives investigating the phone hacking of celebrities contacted England footballer Wayne Rooney according to the Manchester United striker's Twitter post.
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Who hacked into my phone?

Rooney wrote: 
"Scotland Yard detectives came to me earlier and showed me some documents. Looks like a newspaper have hacked into my phone."

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Susan Boyle Vs Michael Collings

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Susan Boyle Vs Michael Collings
The author Daniella Graham from MetroTV has classified this 'head to head' per say in three categories:
1) Style
2) Likelihood of playing Glastonbury
3) Long term career prospects.
She feels that while Susan has Michael beat on Style after her style makeover, Michael has Susan beat on possibilities on playing on Glastonbury. Although Susan has sold over 9M copies of her album 'I dreamed a dream', she has primarily appealed to the mature crowds -- moms -- to be exact. Michael Collings on the other hand has prospects of appealing to a younger crowd with his very unique voice.

As further evidence that Susan boyle (SuBo) is here to stay, the singer now has her own waxwork at Madame Tussaud's -- -that is amazing. Fast Car has already shot back up the iTunes chart on the back of Michael's popularity, and Collings is being named as a favourite to win the show. But with so many male singers already on the pop scene, his long-term career prospects are uncertain.

Winner: Susan Boyle has proved she has sticking power – but we wouldn't bet against Michael enjoying a similar level of success

Overall Winner: It's close, but Susan Boyle wins 2-1.
Adaptation Courtesy: MetroTV

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Secure Facebook Browsing

Here is something not a LOT of you may not have noticed. Even if you did notice, you may not have thought it was important. So, this is the deal.

Facebook has changed the possibilities of secure browsing and perhaps "forgot" to let us know. Take a look at your URL ... You probably do not have a secure session and can be hacked. (A secure session will have a little blue bar on the left hand side with the words "Facebook.com" captured inside it).

What you can do
1) Go to Account
2) Click on Account Settings
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Where to change Facebook account settings

3) Look for Account Security - click Change.
4) Check the box (Safe Browsing) -  click Save. (FB had accounts in non-secure mode, but  not anymore!) 
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How secure Facebook URL should look like

--- French Translation ---
Facebook a changé et a omis de nous le faire savoir. Jetez un oeil à votre adresse URL... Vous N'AVEZ probablement PAS une session sécurisée et pouvez être piraté. Allez au Compte - Paramètres du compte - Sécurité du compte - cliquez sur Modifier. Cochez la case (navigation sécurisée), cliquez sur Enregistrer. (FB a mis les comptes en mode non-sécurisé!)

Monday, April 25, 2011

Tracy Chapman (Michael Collings BGT2011) fast car lyrics

19-year-old IT Engineer Michael Collings certainly has an entertaining story, and - with an interesting choice of clothes - the audience and judges seem to have him already sussed. That is, of course, until he starts to perform! How much do you love Michael Collings' rendition of Tracy Chapman's original song- fast car? I love the lyrics and it has so much soul to it. A LOT of folks have searched on youTube after listening to Michael Collings' version of the song.

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Michael Collings' audition performance

Link to Tracy Chapman's live rendition of the song: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Orv_F2HV4gk

You can decide for yourself who you like better.
Anyway, these are the lyrics in case you were looking for them.

Britain's got talent 2011 application form

Do you know how to audition or sign up for Britain's Got Talent 2011? Well, it is simple -- show up where there is an audition and you can fill the application form there. All details can be found on ITV website. URL: itv.com/talent.
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Britain's Got Talent

There is no application form on any websites, so if you see a link telling you about signing up for Britain's Got Talent (BGT)2012, stay away from it. If you do not want to be spamBombed, that is.

Oh and how many of you like it without Simon Cowell? Just curious. I quite like Michael Mcintyre and David Hasselhoff and Amanda Holden but it is just not the same without Piers Morgan and Simon Cowell

Monday, April 18, 2011

Email Hoax

So, this is the latest email that did not get caught in Gmail's spam filter. This is, naturally, a hoax so please do not send your details to that (or any) address.

We are to inform you that Microsoft has Donated {750,000.00 GBP} for being a frequent Web user. Contact BARCLAYS BANK OF ENGLAND Email: customercarebarclaysunti@gncn.net

REQUIRED INFORMATION'S.1Name.... 2Address....3Telephone Number...4Sex..:5Age...6. Occupation...Bank Name....:Account Name....:Account Number....Bank Address...


Lottery Coordinator

Stay safe!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Who am I?

There are certain days when I sit and reflect on what I've become and who I really am. I had a very stimulating discussion with a few Danish students about the subject of Hinduism and how living in a pluralistic society like London has affected my way of thinking. Their probing questions got me thinking. A LOT. In the end, the realization came about quicker than expected.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Cognitive Reasoning

Hokay, This is a cognitive reasoning skills test. This set of Cognitive reasoning questions is all about being spontaneous. Just say the first thing that pops into your mind.

Who likes Math?
You do not ever need to write or remember the answers, just do it using your mind. You'll be surprised.


How much is: 15 + 6?


Bianca Kajlich

A lot of TV fans know Bianca Kajlich (pronounced Biana Ky-lick) through the popular CBS TV show "Rules of Engagement".

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Rules of Engagement
What a lot of people do not know about this Italian-American actress is that she is Ranked #63 on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 of 2007 list. She is 34 and some might say she is past her prime but I think she has really come to her own ever since she joined Rules of Engagement with David Spade. With mediocre hits like "Bring it on" and forgettable movies like "Halloween Resurrection" and "10 things I hate about you", Bianca Maria Kajlich was indeed going largely unnoticed.

One might argue that with Patrick Warburton, Megyn Price and Oliver Hudson in the fray (not to mention David Spade and his protege Adhir Kalyan) she might be over shadowed. Through Jennifer (I still do not know her last name -- it is not Lopez or Ramires lol), she has justified why she is on the Top 100 Hot women.

Bianca, my heart goes out to you. I hope you find success and that you are able to come out of the shadows of good actors. I hope you reach wherever you aspire to reach.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Cultural Globalisation

Michael Porter theorizes that culture helps to explain why different individuals perceive things in their own way and perform actions differently from other groups. For example,the extent to which people accept authority structures (that people accept that it is OK for some to make decisions and others to follow) is marked by Geert Hofstede's Power Distance Index. The Index says that countries like India, Malaysia, China, Mexico, Japan etc has a higher PDI in relation to USA, UK and Sweden where authority does not mean as much.

Tolerance of Ambiguity or the Uncertainty Avoidance index states that some cultures desire a certain level of certainty when they come to doing business and taking decisions. The index suggests that India, Malaysia, UK and Sweden has a lower UAI in comparison to Greece, Portugal, Germany and Japan who welcome rules and regualtions.

The extent to which people's actions are determined with reference to their own benefit or benefit to the community is called Individualism/Collectivism. The index indicates that India,Greece, Japan etc exhibit collectivist behavior as opposed to Sweden, UK, Germany, France and USA who are individualist societies.
When there is a dependency on materialistic outcome, the index refers to Masculinity/Femininity. For example, Sweden, Portugal and France score low on masculinity because they are not as materialistic as UK, USA, Japan and India.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Fix to facebook privacy setting

Have you noticed that you are only seeing updates in your newsfeed from the same people lately? Have you also noticed that when you post things like status messages, photos and links, the same circle of people are commenting and everyone else seems to be ignoring you?

Don't worry, everyone still loves you and nobody has intentionally blocked you. The problem is that a large chunk of your friend/fan list can't see anything you post and here's why:

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

iPhone Autocorrect bloopers

Ok these one will surely crack you up. The attack of iPhone Autocorrect.

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PornStar and Lesbian Autocorrect

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Horny and Facial Autocorrect

Selection from: http://damnyouautocorrect.com/

Monday, April 4, 2011

SEO - Deal or NO Deal?

There are several firms and companies who claim to improve your Google page ranking over night. They claim to have your page on the first page within days and will submit your pages to a thousand search engines.

Well, first things, first.
1) There aren't 1000 search engines.
2) Watch where they put your page -- on search results or on advertisement columns
3) You should show the same skepticism that you show to "burn fat over night" pills.
4) There is no such thing as priority submission on Google. The only way to submit is "SubmitURL" feature.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Gmail Motion - The New technology

Google has come up with a revolutionary technology which allows users to control Gmail with their body. Now that is something absolutely brilliant.

Read more: http://gmailblog.blogspot.com/2011/04/introducing-gmail-motion.html Or Try Gmail motion here: