Sprint HTC Hero Android 2.1 Update Now Available

After a lot of speculations and rumors, the 2.1 Eclair update is now finally available for Sprint customer using HTC Hero. This update, which was originally slated to be released in April has finally made its way out in May.

Android 2.1 HTC Hero

Quite sometime back, we had reported about Sprint releasing an Android 2.1 update for Hero in April, however, that turned out to be false and had irked many Hero users who were stuck with an old Android OS.

However, that is a thing of the past now as HTC Hero customers can download the official update from Sprint. HTC Hero users can download the update by visiting this official Sprint firmware page.

The new update carries a software update version 2.27.651.5 and a Android 2.1 "Eclair" firmware ROM. The release also carries enhancements to the Sense User Interface and enhanced corporate email support (exchange).

The update may wipe out your current data, so it is highly advisable to backup your device before carrying out the upgrade, and finally, hope the wait was worth your while. Enjoy the best Android OS yet on your device right away.

New Changes In iPhone OS 4.0 Beta 4

Apple may be releasing a new version of OS pretty soon, however, the folks at Gizmodo have already got their hands dirty with the new iPhone OS 4.0 Beta 4 and have posted some new features which will be available in the latest iPhone OS by Apple.

iPhone OS Beta 4 Home Screen

The first noticeable change in iPhone OS Beta 4 is the home screen, where Apple has clubbed together utility apps like the Calculator, compass, voice memo and clock under a new icon called Utilities. In addition to that, there are several new wallpapers pre-included.

iPhone OS Beta 4 Tethering

iPhone OS Beta 4 also has an option for tethering, using which users can share their phone internet connection with their laptop or other WiFi enabled devices. Other than these there are several other changes under the hood. Though this might not be the final version of the iPhone OS 4 and there may be several more betas and release candidates in the future, we will keep you updated on the latest details of the next generation iPhone OS, so stay tuned.

Pakistani Court Orders To Ban Facebook Over Controversial Caricatures

It seems like nothing is going right for Facebook at this time. In addition to the privacy havoc, user complaints and a movie ridiculing its founder, Facebook is now facing a complete country-wide ban in Pakistan. The order to ban Facebook came from a Pakistani Highcourt when Facebook failed to take an initiative in acting against a controversial group that invited people to draw Mohammad’s cartoons.

Interestingly, the group inviting people to draw cartoons only has 42,000 members while the group that is asking Facebook to take action against this has 58,000 members. This however, has failed to get Facebook’s attention. After lots of protests and boycott-Facebook campaigns online, people also gathered on the streets of Pakistan to push Facebook for an action. When disappointed, users appealed the Government to intervene and as a result the ban was issued.

Right now when somebody in Pakistan logs on to Facebook.com, they see a blank page with the message “This site is restricted”. Facebook currently has over 1.8 million users in Pakistan, which may not sound that large of a number but given the tremendous growth Facebook is experiencing in that region, Facebook cannot afford to loose that userbase.

However, it is very probable that the ban will not be permanent. Lot of users in Pakistan are already angry and think that this will only create more hype of the issue. Previously, Pakistan has placed similar bans on YouTube and Blogger.com which were soon revoked.

[Image Credit Dawn]

Next Samsung Corby to get Android 2.1?

As we can see, its Android`s era and every major cellular company is releasing Android powered smartphones. However, the Android market has not been able to release any affordable handset within the price of Rs. 15000
It seems that Samsung GT-i5500 could be the first Corby series handset featuring Android 2.1 operating system at Rs. 12000 (200 Euros).

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According to Italian site Puntocellulare, Samsung i5500 has WiFi, 3G and GPS support. i5500 is a touchscreen handset and it features probably a 3MP camera.

GT-i5500 has also got FCC`s approval and it is likely to be announced in coming 3 -4 weeks. Unfortunately, its photos are not yet out, but we will inform you as soon as we get.

Meanwhile, have a look at FCC`s sketch of Samsung Corby GT i5500.

Via: Unwiredview

Tata Launches Photon Plus For Mobile Phones

Tata Teleservices Limited (TTSL) has announced the launch of a first-of-its-kind Photon Plus service for mobile phones. This much awaited service allows high-speed Internet and data access on the move, thereby allowing its users to get the most out of applications like Live TV, video streaming and music downloading and other Value Added Services such as TATA Photon TV, TATA Photon Videos, Push 4 ALL Mail, Web Cha & a variety of apps from the TATA Appstore. As of now the services is available in all major metros & tier 2 cities in India.

Customers will get Free Live TV subscription for three months for all activations till 30th June which will also enable them to watch the T20 World Cup live on their mobile handsets. Furthermore, customers will also get 10 GB of data usage free for the first two months on pre-paid connections and 15 GB per month free for two months on post-paid connections tariffs are Re. 0.50 per MB of usage. As of now, this service will be enabled on the Blackberry Tour 9630 and Samsung Corby; however plans are in place to make it available on 8 other top-end handsets.

Check ISC Class XII Results Online and SMS for 2010

Indian School Certificate (ISC) 2010 results for Class XII will be declared will be declared at 3pm on Wednesday. The exams for ISC 2010 were held in March and April 2010.

Class XII or 12th standard students who appeared for their ISC exams in 2010 will be waiting in bating breath as the results for their exams will be declared today on May 19th, 2010 at 3PM.

The exam results can be collected at their respected schools or colleges. In addition to that, students will also be able to check their results online or by sending an SMS to get their results on their mobile phones.

To check the ISC 2010 results online, you can visit the site http://cisce.ndtv.com/. To get your results through SMS SMS ISC followed by a space and your index no to 56388. We wish all the ISC 2010 students the best of luck for their results along with wishing them a successful future.

Check ICSE and ISC 2010 Results Online And SMS

Indian School Certificate (ISC) 2010 results for Class XII and Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE) for Class X 2010 results will be declared will be declared at 3pm on Wednesday.

Class X or 10th standard students who appeared for the ICSE exams in 2010 and Class XII or 12th standard students who appeared for their exams in 2010 will be waiting in baiting breath as the results for their exams will be declared today on May 19th, 2010 at 3PM.

The exam results can be collected at their respected schools and colleges. In addition to that, students will also be able to check their results online or by sending an SMS to get their results on their mobile phones.

To check the ICSE 2010 and ICS 2010 results online, you can visit the site http://cisce.ndtv.com/. To get your results through SMS SMS ICSE or ISC followed by a space and your index no to 56388.

We wish all the ICSE 2010 and ICS 2010 students the best of luck for their results along with wishing them a successful future.

Check Orissa CHSE Examination Results Online

Council of Higher Secondary Education, Orissa (CHSE) have declared the results for 2010. Students who appeared for the CHSE exams can check their results online.

If you have appeared for the CHSE exams in 2010 you can check your results online by visiting http://orissaresults.nic.in/. The results are for students who appeared in Arts, Commerce and Science as a regular candidate and ex-candidate.

Results for vocational courses in CHSE have also been declared. The results were declared on May 19th, 2010 at 9:45 AM and can be viewed online. If you are a regular Arts / Commerce / Science CHSE candidate you can view the results by visiting http://orissaresults.nic.in/regular10in.htm and entering your roll number. Ex-candidates can visit http://orissaresults.nic.in/exreg10in.htm to view their results.

For regular vocational candidates of CHSE 2010 visit http://orissaresults.nic.in/vocational10inreg.htm, ex-candidates can visit http://orissaresults.nic.in/vocational10inex.htm.

Curious about who topped the exams? Science students can visit http://orissaresults.nic.in/scit20.html to see the top 20 students for Science stream. Commerce students can visit http://orissaresults.nic.in/comt20.html to see the top 20 students for Commerce stream. Arts students can visit http://orissaresults.nic.in/artst20.html to see the top 20 students for Arts stream.

Best of luck for the results and hope you do the best.

Check CBSE Class XII Results Online

The CBSE 12th standard results of students who appeared in 2010 will be declared today. Students who appeared for the CBSE 2010 exams can check their results online or through SMS after 8AM IST later today on May 19th 2010.

To check the CBSE results, students can visit the site http://cbseresults.nic.in/ or http://results.nic.in and register their email address to receive the results to their email account.

CBSE XII 2010 Results

CBSE XII students can also visit http://cbseresults.nic.in/class12/cbse12.htm and enter their board exam roll number to view their results after 8AM today. On May 19th, the results of Chennai, Ajmer and Panchkula regions will be announced, other areas results will be announced shortly.

For more information and details visit the official CBSE website at http://cbse.nic.in/

Royale Remixed – Is it the Best Microsoft Theme for XP?

display-ico One of my online buddies, Andrew Fox, recently commented on my Google Buzz about the article concerning 4 Free Microsoft Themes for XP. Andrew mentioned that he thought the best Microsoft theme was one called Royale. I quickly located a copy of it and tried it out. It is a very nice theme, but I found out that someone has taken the Royale theme and tweaked it to make it even better. The tweaked version is called Royale Remixed.

Here’s what the Royale Remixed theme looks like on my netbook.

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There are three color schemes included in this theme. The color schemes can be accessed by right clicking on your desktop and selecting Properties, then the Appearance tab.

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The Noir color scheme is shown above while Royale and Zune are shown below.

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royal-remix-zune

The only difference I noticed between Noir and Zune was that Zune is a little darker. I like the Zune color scheme the best. Which one do you like?

Download the Royale Remixed theme (also known as Royale Noir Theme)

Techie Buzz Verdict:

Is Royale Remixed the best theme for Microsoft XP? I’d have to say noto that question. There are so many themes available to an XP user, especially if they are willing to use the UxTheme patch to unlock all the great themes that are available.

Techie Buzz Verdict: 3/5 (Good)

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