Monday, January 10, 2011

How to Open Office 2007 Documents in Older Versions of Office

With Microsoft Office 2007, Microsoft introduced a new set of file formats: .docx, .xlsx, and .pptx, all not compatible with previous Microsoft Office versions. So if somebody sends you a Word 2007 document and you use Word XP, an error message awaits you. Luckily, the fix is easy: Use the Office plugin named Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 2007 File Formats.

MOCPWEP2007FF enables you to open/edit/save Office 2007 documents in Office 2000, 2003, or XP without any work on your part. Just make sure that your office has the latest Service Pack installed - either SP3 for Office 2000 and XP, or SP1 for Office 2003.

If you don’t want to go all that difficulty and you just need to convert just a single .docx file, point your browser to Upload your file, select your preferred format (.doc is just one choice), and enter your email address. In a moment, you should get a note containing a link to download the converted file. It’s a free service.

Samsung shows off their new bendy AMOLED displays

Hate to say it, but passive matrix OLEDs are now a thing of the past. At this year’s CES 2011, Samsung showed off what they can do with their AMOLED displays in Las Vegas. Not only are they more environment friendly, consume less energy than their OLED counterparts, the displays are rollable, bendable and can even survive impacts from a hammer. Check out the video below by the folks over at IntoMobile below…

Sunday, January 9, 2011

How to Integrate Facebook and Twitter with Gmail

Integrating social networking web sites Facebook and Twitter with your Gmail account may interests you as this will bring a great deal of ease to your daily use of Facebook and Twitter. By aggregating the both social networking providers you’ll be able to check your Facebook status and your Twitter tweets easily through your Gmail account. In order to integrate the both Facebook and Twitter with Gmail you must install new gadget on your Gmail as there’s no such default gadgets are available on Gmail for the use of the social networking services.

Here is simple way how you can integrate Facebook and Twitter to your Gmail account:

* Login to your Gmail account.
* Click Setting.
* Click Labs tabs under settings.
* Enable “add any gadget by URL” then “save changes” button to save the changes.

* Click setting again. Now you’ll see new tabs named “Gadgets” on setting sections. Click this gadget tab.

* Copy and paste this link to gadget form and then click add button to install Facebook Gadget:


* Copy and paste this link to install Twitter on Gmail:


* Once you are done with the installations you’ll see new gadget in your email account are Twitter and Facebook.

How to see your twitter and Facebook status on Gmail:

To view your Facebook status: Click expand on Facebook widget.

To your twitter:

* Click “click here link”

* Click “allow button” to allow Gmail accessing your twitter account.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Dell Venue unveiled, an 8MP camera phone

The time was meant for the official announcement of a phone from Dell. This Texas owned company taking not into consideration over the dilemma on defining the 4G, has ignored all bite backing and failed not to forget the official launch of Dell Venue, an Android handset, which is a distant cousin to Dell Venue Pro.
Apart from running on Android 2.2 OS and designed to play well on the Dell Stage, a new UI for customers of Dell, has been envisaged to blend well other features of the phone like a 1 GHz processor, 8 MP camera, full Flash support 10.1v and Dell Stage widget support.
Other features will include a curved body and a 4.1” Gorilla Glass made touchscreen, which is touch resistive.
Meanwhile, we have to wait for the price tag with the retail Dell vendors and the official launch of this model for sale, which most probably has been promised to happen in the coming weeks.

Source: Techperk & Dell

BlackBerry Playbook

Every CES seems to have a theme, the focus for last year was on 3DTVs, this year seems to be tablets. With almost every company attempting to cash in on Apple's successful iPad, the market will soon be flooded with options from around the world, and just about every hardware and software maker.

BlackBerry unveiled their PlayBook a few months back, but this was really the first time consumers were able to get their hands on the device. Although this is still just a prototype device and not the final version, the device has managed to surprise some consumers.

Today, I got a chance to play with the BlackBerry Playbook, which actually surprised me how good it is. Using a number of tablets this week, BlackBerry seems to have the most impressive table-OS and hardware. The lightweight tablet is only 100g, has a really powerful dual-core 1Ghz processor with 1GB of RAM. The tablet was very responsive, felt very solid and reliable, and just looked amazing. Multi-tasking on this device was shockingly good. As you'll notice in the video, you can have an HD video, game, web page and others things running at the same time without any lag.

When it comes to tablets, I strongly believe the BlackBerry PlayBook will be a strong competitor in the market. Although the battery life hasn't been confirmed for this device just yet, the price, with a starting point of $399 for the 8GB model. The PlayBook will run a specially modified version of BlackBerry OS, which offers true multi-tasking, not task switching, a stylish swipe control feature that exits out of applications and brings up the multi-tasking menu.

SOURCE: Neowin & CES

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Intel revealed 29 new CPUs for the 2nd Generation Core processor family

The chip-giant Intel have just announced their new Sandy Bridge mobile and desktop line of processors dubbed to be the 2nd Generation Core processor family or to make it simple and timely with "Intel Core 2011 processors". Don't feel the gluttony of 29 new CPUs in total with sweetened desserts of new integrated graphics options which will be called "processor graphics" from now on. We checked in some interesting links after the break.

Check out this links prior to Intel Core 2011 processors:

Read - Engadget
Read - Pocket-lint
Read - Information Week

And run down this links for the early testing results:

Read - Laptopmag
Read - PCworld

SOURCE: Techgeeze

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

A New Line Of USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drives From Silicon Power

Silicon Power has just introduced to us a new line of USB 3.0 portable hard drives dubbed as the Stream S10. These new 2.5-inch hard drives coming in 320GB, 500GB, 640GB and 750GB capacities, and feature a simple curvaceous design that is inspired by Italian sports cars, a USB 3.0/2.0 interface and are bundled with a 60 day trial version of Norton Antivirus.

Unfortunately, there’s no word on pricing and release date at the moment.

SOURCE: Silicon Power