The Reality Desktop

Ever imagined what a “desktop” would be like if the computer hadn’t been invented? Here’s a video featuring a fantastic take on that question! This has to be one of the coolest and most original videos to date and notice that it’s not on Youtube =P . Thanks to the lovely Lulu of Mobigasmic for sharing the link on Twitter.

 


Reality Desktop – MetaCafe
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Google2Go for Windows Mobile Smartphones

Google2Go is the latest Windows Mobile application to hit the web. Though not affiliated with Google, Bryan Burkholder, developer of the Google2Go mobile application is making headlines, which are bound to grow with the Smartphone release of his previously touchscreen only application.

Features Include:

  • Google Web/Image Search
  • Google Local Search
  • Gmail
  • Google Calendar
  • Google Reader
  • Google Docs
  • Picasa
  • Google News
  • Google Notes

Other supported sites and services include Weather.com, Amazon, eBay, Wikipedia, and Dictionary.com. Sounds like a college student’s dream application right on her/his mobile phone!

Requirements:

  • Windows Mobile (Professional OR Standard) 5/6
  • Windows Mobile .Net framework 2.0 or greater
  • Data/Wifi connection
  • Screen Resolution of 320×240 or 240×240 (required)

Though Google’s services are already mobilized, you have to admit that Google2Go may be a good alternative to Google’s mobile services, but it has a long way to go to compete with Yahoo! Go with the interface it’s sporting (ugh!).

The application is still in beta so you are advised to use it at your own risk and with the latest version for the smartphone some services may not work! I’ll be sure to keep you posted on development updates.

Technorati tags: Google2Go, Google, Mobile Applications, Windows Mobile software, Windows Mobile

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Request for a Fav.or.it. Invite

Ok, I’ve spent the past week twittering about getting a fav.or.it invite. My most recent tweet? “Do you think if I Twittered Nick Halstead for a fav.or.it invite [that I’ve been waiting on since December] he’d give me one? I bet he has a million ppl tweeting him for an invite…” Yes, I want an invite that badly! So, since Twitter wasn’t able to procure one for me, I’ve decided to take it to my blog.

If you have a fav.or.it invite to spare, could you p-p-p-p-puh-leease grant me one? =D DM me on Twitter or leave a comment and let me know. Yeah, I’m cranky about spam. Thanks a ton to Josh Lowensohn for the invite!

Technorati tags: Fav.or.it, rss

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Get Internet Explorer 8 Right Now

I accidentally stumbled upon some links to Internet Explorer 8 Beta 1 for both Vista and Windows XP. So without further ado, here are the links:

Internet Explorer 8 Beta 1 Download for Windows XP

Internet Explorer 8 Beta 1 Download for Windows Vista

More Versions of IE8

What’s New?

  • Activities

Activities are contextual services to quickly access a service from any webpage. Users typically copy and paste from one webpage to another. Internet Explorer 8 Activities make this common pattern easier to do.

Activities typically involve two types of scenarios: "look up" information within a webpage or "send" web content to a web application. For example, a user is interested in a restaurant and wants to see the location of it. This is the form of a "look up" Activity where the user selects the address and views an in-place view of the map using his favorite map service.

An example of a "send" Activity is a user reads an interesting article and wants to blog about a portion of the article. The user can select a portion of the article and uses the blog Activity. This navigates to the user’s blog site with the selection already available in the edit field.

Activities are services that the user can install and manage. Users can install them from the Internet Explorer 8 Service Guide or through any website that advertises Activities.

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