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Thanks for subscribing to our blog, we have migrated to our new website www.firstcrush.co

As always our focus is to make everyone’s life easier by researching the web & sharing content that matters the most to you without having to spend hours to hunt it down on the web. You can quickly traverse through all the latest news for a category that interests you.

Hoping to see all of you there!!

Orkut Promotions

Orkut has recently launched a New features called promotions, though it is only available on selected profiles as of now and will be available to all very soon. Orkut had to take these measures as traffic on Orkut was decreasing day by day and there was no feature to buzz and hype as we have likes on facebook and publish everything.

Here is a glimpse of the new feature:

 This new feature will also allow to monitor how many people followed your promotion as shown below:
 

We like it, and just started to play around with this feature. Why dont you start promoting us on Orkut straightaway 😉

Apple’s tablet with 10-inch screen, iPhone OS coming on January 19 .. ?? [Rumour]

We always look forward to Apple products, since they have propensity to redefine the field they set foot in – the iPod and the iPhone serving as prime examples of this!
Rumours have been flying for some time about Apple working on a tablet PC, and now, iLounge has got what we will – as ridiculous as it sounds – call “the most detailed rumours yet”. Here’s the big news up front: it will be introduced to the world on January 19, and subsequently released to retail in May or June, like the iPhone!
One of the significant pieces of information contained in this post seem to be the fact that it runs the iPhone OS! In fact, it even looks like an iPhone, with the same characteristic curved back. It will supposedly come in two versions, with and without 3G support, paralleling it further with the iPhone and iPod Touch.
The ‘iPad’ – as iLounge prefers to call it (and so do we) – will supposedly feature a 10.7-inch screen (up from 7-inch from the first prototype) and will have 5 to 6 times the resolution of the iPhone. It can quite obviously be expected to leverage the same multi-touch technology that has left the iPhone with no serious competitor.
Targeted more as a ‘media player and light communication device’, it is not a competitor to netbooks (if nothing else, it will undoubtedly be much more expensive!). iLounge is reporting that the device will be used for reading e-books, magazines and cropped newspapers.
While a bit of oomph is but expected in an Apple product, the bit about the iPhone OS is worrisome. On a device like the iPhone, 85,000 applications seem like a big deal, and the limited scope of the device means most people won’t miss applications that don’t make it to the store.
However, a device like the iPad is closer to a personal computer than a smartphone, and as much as Apple wouldn’t like to be compared, it’s akin to a netbook. In this case, the reliance on third-party applications will be greater, making the review process even more counter-productive.
Apple’s policies like not being allowed to replace the browser, or using undocumented API, will be a much bigger hurdle here. The AppStore will certainly be a powerful source of applications to begin with, but a product of this nature needs a freer ecosystem.
Additionally, the lack of a good keyboard input (so far) is a bit unsettling. Sure, the iPhone has a wonderful virtual keyboard, but the same wouldn’t be quite as usable on a 10-inch tablet. Hopefully Apple will come up with something as revolutionary as the iPhone keyboard to make up for the lack of a physical one.
With a much larger screen and higher resolution, this device could serve as a competitor to the growing number of eBook readers. Asus has already talked of a dual-screen multi-touch EEE e-reader costing under $200, Microsoft has been reported to be working on the Courier tablet, and Michael Arrington has been hard at work on his CrunchPad, aiming to keep the price under $400. Unless Apple has a great pricing plan in store for the iPad, we think this one is going to be relegated to the shelves of Mac fanboys…
Source: Gizmodo
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Google Wave

 We @ First Crush believe that this tool will soon be the best collaborative tool to use, yet another awesome innovation from Google. Kudos to the Google Team for this, this tool is currently available on request only basis and is not open for general public as of now..

Check this link below for more details

http://wave.google.com/help/wave/about.html

 

 

 

 

 

About Google Wave

Google Wave is an online tool for real-time communication and collaboration. A wave can be both a conversation and a document where people can discuss and work together using richly formatted text, photos, videos, maps, and more.



What is a wave? 
A wave is equal parts conversation and document. People can communicate and work together with richly formatted text, photos, videos, maps, and more.
A wave is shared. Any participant can reply anywhere in the message, edit the content and add participants at any point in the process. Then playback lets anyone rewind the wave to see who said what and when.
A wave is live. With live transmission as you type, participants on a wave can have faster conversations, see edits and interact with extensions in real-time.

Real-time collaboration
Concurrency control technology lets all people on a wave edit rich media at the same time.
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 Natural language tools
Server-based models provide contextual suggestions and spelling correction.
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Extending Google Wave

Embed waves in other sites or add live social gadgets, thanks to Google Wave APIs. 

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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
Regards,
First Crush