We are at the business end of the Twenty20 World Cup 2010 being played in the West Indies, with Sri Lanka taking on a confident England side, who have played much above expectations just like Australia and will be looking to take their game a notch further and beating Sri Lanka to enter their first ICC Twenty20 World Cup Finals.
Sri Lanka on the other hand will not be laying around having beaten India in the process eliminating them from the World Cup, nevertheless, it will be a battle of the batsmen, considering that both teams have performed really well with the bat. However, England’s bowling department has a slight edge.
St Lucia though is on a bit of the slower side, but it will definitely see a lot of runs being scored in the match. If you are an England or Sri Lanka supporter you can watch the ICC Twenty20 World Cup Semi-final match online.
This will be one exciting match and you can catch up all the live action online today. ESPN Star have a live streaming of the matches at their own portal, you can watch the T20 World Cup matches live online at www.espnstar.com/livetv/.
You can also watch the T20 World Cup matches live online at CricTime.com or also catch up on live streaming at Cricfire.com. User channels for the T20 World Cup matches can also be found at Ustream.tv, where you will find a lot of user hosted channels.
Gandhi Institute of Technology and Management (GITAM) University have announced the results for the GAT exams held for the GITAM University admissions for 2010, along with that, they have also opened admissions for the 2010 batch.
Skype Asia-Pacific VP Dan Neary at an event in Sydney said that they will not be releasing a client for Windows Phone 7.
Skype had pulled off their Windows Mobile client sometime stating that according to them the user experience wasn’t as they would want. Back then everyone thought that this was being done since Windows Mobile is a dying platform and Skype will be focusing on Windows Phone 7. Apparently, not.
No specific reasons were given by Dan Neary but according to WMPowerUser, there are two possible reasons for this move:
Doubts on Windows Phone 7’s success
Lack of native code
I find it hard to believe that Skype would dump Windows Phone thinking that it’s not a good platform but the second reason might be valid.
Having said that, for some reason I don’t really care about Skype’s move. If native code is the issue here and Microsoft sees several developers complaining about it, an alternative will be found.
Fed up with your 3G connection? Yes, just like you several others are too, which is why the next generation of network namely 4G is the most anticipated in the mobile circles. If you are in North America, the wait for using the 4G network just inched closer with Sprint announcing the first 4G phone in America, produced by HTC, and named HTC EVO 4G.
Sprint released a press release today, where they announced the availability of the first 4G phone in America, HTC EVO 4G with features including mobile video chat, simultaneous voice and data calls and HD video capture.
"HTC EVO 4G is a fantastic 3G device, but when you use it in our growing 4G coverage area, it becomes a multimedia powerhouse," said Dan Hesse, Sprint CEO. "The EVO 4G experience is much like going from TV to HDTV. But EVO has more than just an impressive list of features – it is also fun to use with remarkable gaming, video and web-browsing capabilities."
HTC EVO 4G runs on Android 2.1 and boasts a range of features which are bound to draw eyeballs including:
Simultaneous voice and data capability in 4G and Wi-Fi coverage areas, enabling Web surfing and more while the conversation continues.
Offering a new way to search with pictures instead of words, Google Goggles(TM) works with everything from books, DVDs and barcodes to landmarks, logos, artwork and wine labels.
Superfast 1GHz Qualcomm(R) Snapdragon(TM) processor, ensuring a smooth and quick movement within phone menus.
Two cameras – an 8.0 megapixel auto-focus camera with HD-capable video camcorder and a forward-facing 1.3 megapixel camera.
Built-in mobile hotspot functionality allowing up to eight Wi-Fi enabled devices to share the 3G or 4G experience on the go with a laptop, camera, music player, game unit, video player, or any other Wi-Fi enabled device.
Integrated HD video capture with the ability to capture and share live video via the Qik Web site, Facebook, YouTube or Twitter(TM).
Ability to easily watch video with the device on an HDTV via an HDMI cable (sold separately).
Custom Web browser optimized for the 4.3 inch display and Sprint 4G speeds to deliver a full, no-compromise Internet experience.
A handy kickstand built into the back, making it easy to watch videos on-the-go.
Adobe Flash technology ensures that rich Internet content, such as embedded video and animation, are displayed the way they are meant to be seen.
Pinch-to-zoom and automatic text reflowing provide easy Web page views.
HTC EVO 4G will be available in all Sprint retail channels, including Sprint.com and national retail partners, RadioShack, Best Buy and Wal-Mart. Sprint will price the award-winning device at $199.99 with a two-year service agreement and after a $100 mail-in rebate (taxes excluded) with a new line activation or eligible upgrade. Pre-registration is available now at www.sprint.com/evo.
Google has been making a lot of advances with the Android OS, with Android 2.1 making a huge impact with users, however, Android 2.2 aka "FroYo" is bound to blow away users thanks to it being almost 450% faster than Android 2.1 as reported by people who have access to the OS.
If that was not enough, here is another scoop that TechCrunch came across which will make your smile widen a lot more. Android 2.2 FroYo will have USB Tethering so that you can share you mobile internet connection with your laptop, along with the ability to act like a Wi-Fi hotspot, so that you can then share your mobile internet connection with other devices.
This is definitely good news and hopefully users will get to use the above features with their devices shortly after Google unveils FroYo at the Google I/O conference later this month.
As you already know, Steam has become available for Mac users around the world. With their Steam Play service, Valve has decided to give one license for both PC and Mac games. This means that if you own a PC version of a game that has a Mac version, you will be able to play it on your Mac without any additional fees!
To inaugurate this, Steam has put up two great Steamplay packages!
These packages are:-
The Steam Play Indie Pack is a collection of some of the best Indie games on Steam! These include the ever-adorable World of Goo and Machinarium as well as the cross-platform galactic strategy Galcon Fusion and the wonderful And Yet It Moves and Osmos. All these games for just $20!
The Telltale Steam Play Pack includes two episodic, hysterical adventure games. Tales from Monkey Island Complete Pack brings back memories of LucasArts’ hilarious games while Sam and Max: The Devil’s Playhouse is best described on its Steam page as an epic comedic saga. For $29.99 these two are steals!
Do tell us how you enjoyed these games on your Macbook!
According to Clem at the Linux Mint Blog, version 9 of Linux Mint will soon be ready for public release. Here’s what Clem says about it:
Looking at the remaining bugs and considering the amount of testing needed I would say we’re about 1 week away from releasing Linux Mint 9. I know most operating systems and distributions stick to release dates and announce them well in advance but I see no reason not to release something once it’s ready â€¦
Clem stated this on Monday of this week, so we can expect to see some action shortly after the coming weekend. Last week, our Linux guru, Pallab, gave us a quick run-down on the features we can expect to see in the new Mint. I enjoy using Mint and nearly always keep a copy of it on home machines. Here’s a snapshot of version 8 on my netbook:
Here’s a video showing off the look and feel of Mint 9.
The major change for Mint 9 will be that it’s running on top of the new Ubuntu 10.4. Mint is one of the best versions of Linux for new users because it’s ready to use as soon as it’s installed. Ubuntu is often missing multimedia codecs, players such as Adobe Flash and support for some types of movie files.
New users will also have no problems figuring out the program menus which are similar to those used in Windows. When my nieces and nephews drop in for a visit, I often make them use Mint to surf the net. That way, I don’t have to worry about my PC getting infected with the latest Facebook or MySpace bugs. It’s bullet proof! (kid proof)
I am looking forward to trying out the new Mint next week. What are you doing next week?
Yes folks, the day all you Mac fans were waiting for has arrived. Steam, Valve’s digital distribution platform is now officially available for the Mac.
After much speculation & teasing and a Beta phase, Steam was finally available today, about a month’s delay from the original intended release date. Although the launch titles are just 3 – namely Torchlight, Portal & Football Manager 2010 – Valve has maintained that they will add new games to the Mac gaming catalog every Wednesday.
And oh, in case you’re wondering, if you’ve already purchased the games for Windows, using Steam Play you can re-download the Mac versions of the games and continue playing your games using the Steam Cloud feature, which sync save games across multiple systems. In case you haven’t purchased any of those, do note that Portal is available for free till the 24th [ yay! ] and Torchlight is at 50% off. So what’re you waiting for ? Go get ’em!
A few days back, Gmail added the functionality to drag and drop attachments from desktop in an email message. It works quite simple – drag the file(s) you want to attach and drop it in the attachment pane of Gmail. The file is instantly uploaded and attached to your email message. This has proved to be a useful feature, you no longer have to hit the old browse button, navigate to the location of the file and then click “Upload”.
Now Gmail has added another cool feature – you can attach images in the email message body by a simple drag and drop from your desktop, or from any other folder in your computer.
Suppose you have a bunch of images which you want to attach to an email message. Instead of clicking the “image upload” button and uploading each file one by one, you can select all the image files and drag them in the message body as shown below:
All the images will be uploaded one by one and when the upload is complete, you can align or resize the images as per your requirements. So simple, yet so useful.
As of now, this new feature is only available for Google Chrome but Gmail will soon implement it on other browsers as well. [ via Gmail blog ]
Remember the Apple iPad Wi-Fi connectivity issue? Well, Apple updated its support document a few days ago listing possible ways to solve the Wi-Fi problem. The support document states “Apple will also address remaining Wi-Fi connectivity issues with a future iPad software update.”
In other Apple iPad related news Apple seems to have serious shortage of the iPads. Everyone knows that the Apple iPad has been a roaring success in the U.S. It was just a few days ago that Apple officially announced the iPad international launch date. Apple has now pushed back the pre-order shipping date of the device to June 7th in the U.K. This delay in shipping is however not valid for people who have already pre-ordered the device. An Apple insider told Pocket-Lint.com –
“Demand for iPad has been off the charts. We are working hard to get iPads into customers’ hands as quickly as possible.”
Earlier the pre-orders were supposed to be shipped by May 28th. The delay is valid for both the 3G and Wi-Fi versions of the iPad. Apple is also facing a shortage of the iPads in the US. This is clearly visible from the 7 to 11 days shipping time of the Apple iPad.