Gmail service has trouble — again

News courtesy CNN

CNN) — Gmail experienced problems on Thursday, with some users reporting slowdowns and service outages.

The popular Web-based e-mail service from Google Inc. has crashed several times in recent months. That’s led to a bit of anger and sarcastic sighs of despair on tech blogs and on the micro-blogging site Twitter.
Google posted a note Thursday morning saying it is aware that some people are experiencing an e-mail outage. The Mountain View, California, company said all e-mail service was working by 11 a.m. ET, and that the problems caused e-mail to slow down but did not crash the site.

“A problem with Google Contacts caused many Gmail users to experience slowness and degraded service for about an hour today,” the company said in a statement. “We’re sorry for the inconvenience. As usual, we’ll provide an incident report on the Apps Status Dashboard, where we also gave ongoing status updates as this issue progressed.”
Gmail lets Internet users write e-mail messages, archive documents, chat online and store contact lists. Millions of people around the world use the free service.

As with previous service problems, the online community is complaining the service break disrupts office work and personal lives. As more computing power moves “into the cloud,” storing information online rather than on home computers, online applications like Gmail become important parts of people’s lives.
The most recent Gmail outage occurred September 1. Some tech writers seemed genuinely disturbed by the crash. Others mocked how addicted some people have become to online-only forms of communication.
Mashable, a blog that covers social media, posted a list of five things to do while Gmail is down.
One of the recommendations:
“Go outside! There’s nothing left for it. Our cozy technosphere bubble has been burst by this point. Go look for someone to harass on the street in person and ask them what URL shortener they use.”
Another recent Gmail crash occurred in February.
At the time, blogger Ron Schenone wrote that people put a lot of faith in big tech companies like Google.
“It seems to me that people want to believe that Google is infallible,” he wrote on the Lockergnome blog network. “Though Google may be the king of search, their equipment is man made and their technicians are human.”
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First Crush now boasts of 10000 hits

11th April 2008 was the day when the first post of First Crush was created.
Now after 1.5 years, First Crush has now crossed yet another landmark, First Crush now boasts of 10000 hits overall. We have simplified our blogs to provide you all the information you need in just a click. Check out the diagram below to know about the features that First Crush has in store for you all. All you need to do is to start interacting and with this platform that we have created for you to make this place even better
As I have already conveyed earlier we want you to share your joys or sorrows with us anytime. We as a group are always there to help you achieve what you have always desired to do, that is exactly what this group was created for.
Finally, Congrats and Thanks to All for being a part of this memorable journey. I guess this is just d beginning there’s loads of stuff still left in store,
All you’ve gotta do is “Start SHarinG to Get Noticed
First Crush

Lived ma dReamz 4r 2 Dayz………….

Roadies z evrybody’z dream……..

It wz simple to take part in roadies audition in past bt nw criteria for audition wz different they shortlisted some candidates by online regestration form and I got a chance 2 live m dreamz for 2 dayz although i wz not able 2 achieve bt still it wz worth it.

It wz d best m experience of m life till date ……..
I got a call on last sunday bt i wasnt able 2 reciev it nd again they called me on monday thn they told me tht u hv been selected for audition round nd it wz in chandigarh “HIMANCHAL BHAWAN” seriously i wz thinking that some of m frnds r playing some kinda prank on me… bt after some time I realized that this was nt a prank so I decided to go chandigarh for audition..
I met there all ”Mtv Crew Members” Bani, Bumpy (aka nature baba), Sagar, Rishabh, Tamanna and Stunt mania Winner Handa, Javed nd many more…..
I got 3 tshirts from there….and also i met many of people who were trying for roadies from last 4-5yrs.I hv learned many things from them……………

Roadies auditions in Chandigarh are over Now …….

First Crush Winners | August

Hi All,

This is the list of winners for the month of August. The Poll for this months CoC is open now, visit our community on Orkut for more details

Group King Anuj Gandhi/ Rishikesh ( Milli jus missed the bus, better luck for dis month )

Crush of d Community
– Rahul Rautela
(Finally the reign of Svetlana ends and for a change its a King dis time around )

Congrats for winning these titles on First Crush. Please find your certificate enclosed alongwith this mail.

BinDaaS BoL , “Start Sharing 2 Get Noticed Now”

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New Honda Civic – It Drives You

Relinquish the Keys

The world class i-VTEC gives you the optimum performance that has won its acclaim all over. It is an advanced 1.8L SOHC i-VTEC engine that provides you with the combination of high power and excellent fuel efficiency. 
Get swept by a powerful 1.8 litre i-VTEC engine that is designed to deliver 132 PS of refined power with superb fuel efficiency. Besides, Honda i-VTEC technology together with Drive-by-wire Throttle System ensure that the exhilaration stays on even after the drive is over.

Max. Power 132 PS / 6,300 rpm
Max. Torque 17.5 Kg-m / 4,300 rpm

It is an excellent combination of new-age and sporty design and aggressive appeal together with the cutting-edge technology and refined engine

Fuel Economy Info 
The new Civic is priced at (Ex Showroom Delhi)
Civic 1.8S MT :  Rs.  1,180,000

Civic 1.8V MT :  Rs.  1,270,000

Civic 1.8V AT :  Rs.  1,344,000
Altogether an awesome package if you have pockets deep enough to get it 😉

Opera Mini 5 Beta

Opera has released the latest beta version of its popular mobile browser Opera Mini 5. Opera Mini 5 beta is a free mobile browser which comes with lots of new features like tabbed browsing, new password manager, speed dial, touch screen and keypad and all new interface. Opera Mini compresses pages by up to 90% before being sent to your phone, meaning faster page-load times than in other mobile Web browsers. It also features scroll at warp speed using your phone keypad or by dragging the page on a phone with a touchscreen.

We tested Opera Mini 5 Beta on our Windows Mobile powered XPERIA X1 and here are some of the screenshots and review of Opera Mini 5.
At first when you install Opera Mini 5, you will notice the difference in interface which is very much improved over the previous version. The new interface although in beta phase, looks really good. The buttons like back and forward, refresh, tabs and settings are very easy to use and responsive.

1. Tabbed Interface: This is one of the much needed feature in mobile browsers. Although Opera Mobile does have tabbed browsing, Opera Mini which is more popular was lacking it. The new Mini 5 has a very good tabbed interface which is easy to use. The tabs show a thumbnail of the website opened and you can directly close the tabs with the close button located.

2. Speed Dial: Similar to Opera for PC, Opera Mini 5 now features speed dial and you can save your favorite and most used websites to speed dials. To add a new page, simply click on an empty Speed Dial slot, and Opera will make suggestions based on your browsing history and bookmarks.

3. Password Manager: The new Opera Mini 5 comes with a full fledged password manager. Opera Mini 5 will remember your credentials, and you can log on to your favorite Web sites with just a single click. The passwords are stored on your phone for your convenience.

The settings, bookmarks and other options also have been designed well and easy to use and responsive.

Overall we liked the new Opera Mini 5 beta and its new features. Opera Mini 5 would definitely going to change the way internet is used in mobile phones. Having said about the good aspects, we found Mini 5 gets struck few times when we enter URL or click on the speed dial tab. This could be attributed to the fact that it is still under development.
So what are you waiting for, download the latest version by visiting the address, using your phone’s default Web browser or download to your computer.

Post your comments about Opera Mini here

Music Update | September – Part II


Blue ( * * * * * )
Blue Theme ( * * * * * )
 All the Best
Main aur Mrs Khanna
Don’t Say Alvida ( * * * * *)
Tum Mile

Apple | iPod Touch New

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touch lineup starting at Rs. 12,400. iPod touch features Apple’s Multi-Touch user interface, a 3.5-inch widescreen glass display, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and a built-in accelerometer and speaker. The 8GB iPod touch is now available at an MRP of Rs. 12,400 along with new models which deliver twice the capacity for the same price, with the iPod touch 32GB model for an MRP of Rs. 18,400 and 64GB model for an MRP of Rs. 24,400.

“At just $199 the iPod touch is the most affordable gateway to Apple’s revolutionary App Store with more than 75,000 applications that you can wirelessly download right into your iPod touch,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing. “You get a great iPod, a great pocket computer with the industry’s best mobile web browser and a great game player, all in this super-thin beautiful enclosure.”

The new iPod touch supports Genius Mixes, which automatically creates up to 12 endless mixes of songs from your iTunes library that go great together.

It comes with built-in accelerometer, Multi-Touch user interface, and access to over 20,000 game and entertainment titles on the App Store. iPod touch customers can add new game titles from the App Store over Wi-Fi anytime and anywhere.

Users can surf the web, email, manage their calendars, organize contacts, and use social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter. It comes with the latest iPhone 3.1 software including: Cut, Copy and Paste; Spotlight Search to search across iPod touch or within Mail, Contacts, Calendar and iPod; landscape keyboard for Mail, Notes and Safari; remote lock for MobileMe and anti-phishing features.

iPod touch features up to 30 hours of music playback or six hours of video playback on a single charge. The 8GB model holds up to 1,750 songs, 10,000 photos and 10 hours of video; the 32GB model holds up to 7,000 songs, 40,000 photos or 40 hours of video; and the 64GB model holds up to 14,000 songs, 90,000 photos or 80 hours of video. The 32GB and 64GB models also include up to 50 percent faster performance and support for even better graphics with Open GL ES 2.0.

– Review courtesy Tech2