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Microsoft adds App for Android OS

Microsoft has added one of its rare contributions to Android with word of Bing for Android. The search application closely mirrors the iPhone version and supports images, maps, movie Showtime and other specialties. It likewise uses spoken search for hands-free requests, even for complex searches such as flight schedules.

The app is free and available in Android Market but is currently restricted to Verizon phones. More networks are likely in the future but weren’t confirmed today.

Despite Microsoft’s clear competition with Google, it has said it plans to develop Android apps whenever cross-platform reach is important and earlier this year put out a Tag reader for Android. Bing on mobile has regardless been symbolic of Microsoft’s struggling Smartphone approach as the iPhone and now Android versions are occasionally more advanced than the Windows Mobile version. Bing will get its biggest help this fall when Windows Phone 7 ships with Bing searches as a core part of the OS.

Resources: http://www.4zb.net/microsoft-posts-bing-app-for-android.html

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Android (operating system)

Android is an operating system for mobile devices that includes middleware and key applications, and uses a modified version of the Linux kernel. It was initially developed by Android Inc. a firm later purchased by Google, and lately by the Open Handset Alliance. It allows developers to write managed code in the Java language, controlling the device via Google-developed Java libraries.

The Android operating system software stack consists of Java applications running on a Java based object oriented application framework on top of Java core libraries running on a Dalvik virtual machine featuring JIT compilation. Libraries written in C include the surface manager, OpenCore media framework, SQLite relational database management system, OpenGL ES 2.0 3D graphics API, WebKit layout engine, SGL graphics engine, SSL, and Bionic libc. The Android operating system consists of 12 million lines of code including 3 million lines of XML, 2.8 million lines of C, and 2.1 million lines of Java.

The unveiling of the Android distribution on 5 November 2007 was announced with the founding of the Open Handset Alliance, a consortium of 65 hardware, software, and telecom companies devoted to advancing open standards for mobile devices. Google released most of the Android code under the Apache License, a free software and open source license.

Resource: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Android_(operating_system)

Windows 7 6965 icon set

As stated in the heading these 6965 attractive symbol sets are built by Windows 7 that may change by the official Windows 7 release date. These Windows 7 icon sets will easily work for both Windows XP as well as Windows vista.

These icons are very fresh that provide a great Windows 7 feel to your current desktop and laptop. So feel free with Windows 7 icon sets.

Windows 7 Professional

Windows 7 Professional is the second Windows 7 edition next to Windows 7 Home Premium that Microsoft made available for customers and OEMs worldwide. This edition basically have been Windows 7 Business but was renamed by Microsoft to reflect that it is not only aimed at business but also at professionals. Some say that it was done to make the decision for Windows XP users easier to switch to the new operating system as one of the Windows XP editions was named Windows XP Professional.
Windows 7 Professional contains all features that Microsoft has build into Windows 7 Home Premium
• Full Windows Aero support.
• Home Group (Create & Join)
• Multi-Touch
• Premium Games
• Windows Media Center
Plus the following:
• Windows Server Domain support.
• Remote Desktop Server support.
• Location aware printing.
• Encrypting the file system
• Presentation mode
Resource: http://windows7news.com/windows-7-faq/windows-7-professional/

Windows Phone 7 Development Tools released by Microsoft

Even though the Windows Phone 7 is still some months away from consumption, Microsoft is taking pains to deliver development tools to make applications available. A while back Microsoft released a limited version of the Windows Phone 7 binaries for developers, but shortly afterward someone opened them up to explore their content.

Microsoft has released an updated set of Windows7 phone tools for developers to help them get closer to provide applications on the marketplace. But now there are a few new features to take a look at.

Additional feature is the phone interface. It delivers a visually simple but comprehensive and straight way to make a call. You can work through your contacts or bring up a number directly, If a call is in progress you can then continue to work in other apps, and the call status will be displayed in the top status bar. You can set up three-way calling, or send audio to Bluetooth or to the speakerphone. You can even throw your conversation counterpart on hold.

This new release has been tested to work with the release of Visual Studio 2010. There is an updated Windows Phone 7 OS image for the Windows Phone Emulator. The Pause/Resume events are now supported, and there is limited support for launchers and choosers.

Several problems are fixed that are reported before like:
Design time skin refresh issues have been addressed. If the tools are installed as the admin user, non-admin users are now able to install them to the emulator. Problems with the incremental deployment of projects have been fixed. When the error message appears, “Connection failed because of invalid command-line arguments,” the problem causing it has been fixed. If a Windows Phone node was not appearing in Visual Studio 2010 on non-system drives this problem has been fixed.

Resource: http://windowsteamblog.com/blogs/wpdev/archive/2010/04/29/windows-phone-developer-tools-ctp-refresh.aspx

Windows 7 Circle Dock

Windows 7 circle dockEveryone thinks that Windows 7 surely brought something more user friendly features and this is true. Yes it has so many aspect that you will enjoy surely.

 This is not by any means an official Microsoft Windows 7 release, but comes in the form of Open Source.

 Windows 7

  • Offers Drag and Drop shortcuts, files & folder to add it to the taskbar
  •  Allows You to rotate the dock items with wheel or arrow keys
  •  Facilitates to Change the image show for the icon and change the skins
  •  Offers you to view Dock on the mouse location by pressing F1 key
  •  Provides Reorder the dock items on the dock bar by drag and drop
  •  Can run from USB drives
  •  Offers a cool icon replacement mode
  •  Facilitates Working in all Windows Vista and Windows XP
  •  Easily works with multiple monitors
  •  Launch programs from a circular dock
  •  Allows You to add more and any icon of your choice
  •  Includes support for French, English, Portuguese, Russian, Italian, Dutch, Hungarian, Indonesian, Serbian, Croatian, Chinese, Spanish, German, and Danish

 This is quite a useful add on for your current Windows desktop, Windows 7 will of an advanced version of this, but for now you will have to use the open source version.

Windows 7 Calculator

Windows 7 calculatorMany people are facing problem regarding working of the Windows 7 Calculator. The reason for this is that you need to have Microsoft .Net Framework 3.5 installed. You should download the Microsoft.net framework 3.5.

Thanks go out to “Grdcityboy” From http://deviantart.com for this great Windows 7 tool for windows XP & windows vista.

Enjoy this great Windows 7 tool, don’t forget to say thanks to Grdcityboy for his great work on this.

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