Another new and interesting feature just added into your Gmail, where now you can add your own photos to your Gmail theme. Other than choosing the present theme available from the list, you can create one which is belong to yourself.
It’s easy to upload your own photo to Gmail via the Settings > Themes page. The new theme photos are thoroughly integrated with Google+, however, so you can quickly choose photos from your Google+ photo collection if you don’t want to upload photos directly.
When using your own photos as your background, Gmail will limit you to choose between either the Light or Dark theme. If you prefer not to use your own photos, you can use whichever Gmail theme you like.
Other than you can upload your own photo, you may also select any featured background image from the list.
Will the custom background images in your Gmail, Google make the Gmail more lively and closer to their user, so will you pick your own photo for your Gmail background today?
Malaysia taxi booking apps for iOS and Android – MyTeksi was officially launhed in Apple Apps Store and also Android Market. MyTeksi allowing Malaysians to book for a taxi via this application and SMS.
Taxi driver showing the MyTeksi Apps
The MyTeksi mobile app works on iOS(Apple iPhones/iPads) and Android devices. The application can be downloaded for free. Below are the steps of using the mobile app:
You need to sign up for the MyTeksi account in order to receive information on future updates and promotions.
The app auto-detects your location (you’ll need to enable Location Services).
Alternatively, drag the map and position the blue pin on your exact pick-up location. You can also manually type in the address in the Address bar at the bottom.
Repeat the procedure for destination. You can drag the map and position the green pin on your drop-off point, or search for your destination by tapping on the Address bar.
You can also search for your desired drop-off location by clicking on the address bar at the bottom and manually searching the address.
Key in any remarks/requests/tips and tap “Book Now”.
Confirm your booking.
Your taxi booking will be confirmed within 3 minutes.
You’ll then receive details about your confirmed taxi booking.
For bookings via SMS, just send an SMS to 36881 with the following information (standard SMS charges apply):
Example: Teksi Jaya33 PJ #Mid Valley #Waiting at lobby
Passengers using the MyTeksi iOS and Android app will enjoy a RM2 waiver on their standard taxi booking fee until 30 June 2012. The fee is paid directly to the Taxi driver. There are about 120 Taxis currently available in the Klang Valley, and can be booked 24-7, 365 days.
MyTeksi Mobile Taxi Hailing service is powered by Maxis’ Machine-to-Machine (M2M) technology and leverages on Maxis 3G and 2G network in Malaysia. According to the company, major taxi companies, associations, and cooperatives, besides Comfort Taxi are already in the process of testing the MyTeksi solution.
The default wordpress add post page is very clean with only minimum of form display. The visibility of custom fields on the post edit screen is controlled on the post edit page. There’s a button called “Screen Options” towards the top of the screen.
Clicking that button will display all of the available boxes and panels for the edit page. If custom fields is not visible here, then either your theme or a plug-in is disabling the feature.
If everything ok, than you should see the new added custom field form appear at the page of posting as per following.
Google getting more focus on their office product – Google Docs/Google Drive where they just acquired Quickoffice, a leader in office productivity solutions.
The announcement makes by Alan Warren, Engineering Director from Google in the Google official blog and said
“Today, consumers, businesses and schools use Google Apps to get stuff done from anywhere, with anyone and on any device. Quickoffice has an established track record of enabling seamless interoperability with popular file formats, and we’ll be working on bringing their powerful technology to our Apps product suite.
Quickoffice has a strong base of users, and we look forward to supporting them while we work on an even more seamless, intuitive and integrated experience.
We’re excited to welcome the Quickoffice team and their users to Google.”
Besides that, Alan Masarek, Co-Founder and CEO from Quickoffice also post an announcement on Quickoffice home page to announce the joining of Quickoffice with Google
“We are now part of the Google family and will combining the magic of Google’s intuitive solution with their product to make it more flexible to use and share it anytime at anywhere.”
By the combination of these two great companies, we as a consumer are looking for better and greater product which can compete head-to-head with Microsoft Office.
This day, our personal computer have very much resources and power to allow us to do multiple job concurrently such as browsing a web site using Google Chrome and at the meantime, you want to watching your favourites movie at window media player. The major problem is if you switch to Google Chrome, the media player window will moves to background and vice-versa.
If you would like to prevent that video clip from hiding even while you bring the browser to the foreground, you may download “Always on Top” – a free utility that will “stick” any program window to the foreground of your desktop with a simple keyboard shortcut. Some examples:
To make your selected window always on top, just launch the utility, select a window and then press the Ctrl + Space shortcut to stick that window in the front.
The launching of the Facebook app center for Google Android and Apple iOS show that facebook is try to step into the 2 major smartphone maket and try make the smartphone more interesting.
Facebook has announced it is in the process of launching an App Center in the Android and Apple Stores Thursday night. It’s rolling out on three platforms: Android, iOS and Facebook.com (on the mobile web) itself.
With the new launch of the Facebook apps for the iOS and Android, you will soon be able to customize your mobile Facebook app. But will facebook charging for the apps download? Here’s a clue: the company explicitly doesn’t want to call it a “store,” according to ABC News.
“The App Center is launching tonight with more than 600 social apps, including Nike+ GPS, Ubisoft Ghost Recon Commander, Stitcher Radio, Draw Something, and Pinterest,” Facebook reps wrote in an email.
“You’ll only see high quality apps in the App Center, based on user ratings and engagement.”
The Domain Name System (DNS) playing a very important role in today Internet where it saves our time to remember all those web site IP addresses. What the DNS actually doing is actually it helps us to convert those entire domain names like Google.com, Yahoo.com, tech.david-cheong.com into their server IP addresses.
DNS Benchmark is a freeware which that allow you to test the performance of difference DNS server so that you may select the one which offer the best response time. Most of the user will use the DNS that provided by the ISP, but have you compare How fast/slow, reliable or not the DNS servers that provided by your ISP to resolve the domain name.
Many Internet power users stopped using their ISP’s DNS servers after discovering that they were actually slow down their browsing experience, besides that it may not reliable as other. So from the DNS benchmark, you may find out the answer for this and also able to find a better DNS server that can serve you better.
Domain Name Server Benchmark - Response Time
The program come with pre-configure list of DNS servers, it will also detect the current DNS servers IP that using by your system. The servers in the list are tested for different characteristics which also involves testing for ‘redirection’ behaviour. The performance and reliability of the servers are compared with each other. Results which are continuously updated while the benchmark is underway are displayed in the form of bar graph which makes it easy to see the results. A detailed result is also displayed for each of servers which can be used by network experts. A conclusion tab is present which explain the overall result in simple English for non technical users. The results can be saved to a csv or file or can also be copied to clipboard.
The DNS Benchmark is free and no installation needed. It also able to run on all version of window.
Internet browser play a very important role in the grow of Internet especially in today, but it will still continue to become more and more important for the coming decades. However today browsers need to migrate them self into the cloud in order to continue hold the population in the market. Web apps are a production of the cloud migration.
Monetate did a research on the browser market share and summarize everything start from year 1990 until today into the infograpic below to help you to understand better how’s the browser war begin up to today.