MeeGo OS Running On Nexus One

Google has always advertised Android as an open’ OS. The same stands true for the Nokia’s Maemo/MeeGo OS. Nexus One MeeGoBoth the OS are very open towards hacking/exploiting and the modding community surely loves them due to this. Now, modders have even started porting the MeeGo OS from Nokia to some of the popular Android phones. These phones include the Nexus One, the HTC Desire and the Dell Streak.

The Nexus One leads the pack in terms of development pace and success. The MeeGo port to Google branded phone has been making a lot of progress and the developer @vgrade posted pictures of the OS running on his device. There are still many issues before Nexus One owners can dual-boot between the MeeGo OS and Android OS. The major obstacle in the development is the closed nature of Qualcomm’s 3D driver and this means the UI is not hardware accelerated. This results in very slow response time, high CPU usage etcetera.

Via – AndroidPolice

Defer Banner Ads/JavaScript To Load After Page Loads

There are many times when you might want a certain banner ad to load only after you page loads fully, however, not everyone is an expert in AJAX or JavaScript for that matter to make change code and make the code efficient.

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If you are a webmaster and have been worried about slow page load times, there is a easier way to defer certain banners or JavaScript code to load after the browser has rendered the rest of the page. This trick can be used for both inline and external JavaScript by using the "defer" attribute specified in HTML 4.01 and later.

To defer banner ads or any JavaScript code to load after the entire page has rendered, just add the attribute defer="defer" to the script tag and the browser will ignore the code within the script and load it after it has finished loading the rest of the content.

Here are some examples of using the defer attribute with a script:

//inline JS example
<script type="text/javascript" defer="defer">
//js code goes here
</script>
 
//external JS example
<script type="text/javascript" defer="defer" src="somejs.js"></script>

Using this trick will ensure that your non JavaScript content loads quickly enough so that it does not hinder a user’s browsing experience. However, it may not improve the overall page load times since the browser will continue to load the deferred JavaScript content after the rest of the page has loaded.

You will find some detailed description about Deferred JavaScript and its impact on the page rendering by visiting this informative post.

World Telecom Development Conference In Hyderabad From 24 May!

The World Telecom Development Conference is held every four years to discus latest trends in the Telecom industry, New technologies and development of telecommunication in all countries throughout the world. This confernece is hosted by the Telecom arm of United Nations – The International Telecommunication Union (ITU).

ITU has declared that the fourth edition of the World Telecommunication Development Conference would be held this year in the International Convention Centre at Hyderabad from May 24 to June 4, 2010.   This year, development priorities in view of the deep digital divide created by the rapid but uneven expansion of information and communication technologies will be discussed and finalised. Emphasis will also be laid on promoting international cooperation and partnerships to help strengthen telecommunications infrastructure and institutions in developing countries. The third edition of this conference was held in Doha in 2006 which saw about 1,200 participants from over 191 countries.

View Selection Source in Google Chrome

View Selection Source is a very handy feature in Firefox, which allows you to view the HTML source code for only the selected content. This can come in pretty handy, when you want to view the HTML source for only a certain part of the page, or want to view HTML source of AJAX content without having to view the entire source or debugging AJAX requests using another add-on.

View Selection Source In Google Chrome

If you are user, you can use a new called View Selection Source to get the same functionality in Chrome. To view selection source, just select the area for which you want to view the source for and click on the "View Selection Source" icon in the toolbar.

Techie Buzz Verdict

View Selection Source is definitely a handy extension for developers and designers. It will save you time when you want to see the style used for only a section. However, this add-on does not work for AJAX content, so it would be good if the developer would add support to view source for dynamic content on a webpage.

Rating: 3.5/5 (Good)

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Google Buzz API For Developers

The one thing that I really like about Google is that, they have APIs which allow developers to access user data for most of the Google Products. With the announcement of today, it was more natural for them to have an API to access and write data to Google Buzz profiles.

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If you are a developer, you can access and develop applications using the Google Buzz API. The Buzz API provides users with an option to Syndicate Buzz updates with Activity Streams and RSS feeds including Google’s own PubSubHubbub.

In addition to that users can also Connect to Buzz and share RSS feeds and make use of the Social Graph API. However, there are quite a few missing features such as Activity Streams, Atom Publishing and oAuth authentication, which will be added to the API in the near future.

Right now, the Buzz API has limited documentation, however, it more documentation will be added in future as newer features are included in the API. If you are developer and want to write applications for Google Buzz, head over and take a look at the Google Buzz API.