Paid Android Apps Available in 18 More Countries

Google’s highly popular mobile OS Android is going from strength to strength.   The sales of Android devices are growing with each passing month and so is its popularity. Now, in a move to make Android more open’ Google has added 18 new countries which can purchase paid apps from the Android market. Along with this, the search giant has added 20 countries whose developers can sell their applications using the Android Market. Android

With this move, Android users from more than 32 countries can download paid applications from the market. The additional 18 countries where Google has enabled paid application download support includes Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Israel, Mexico, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Singapore, Sweden, and Taiwan.

The additional countries from where developers can sell their Android applications include Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Hong Kong, Ireland, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, Sweden, Switzerland and Taiwan.

This move from Google will surely help increase the popularity of Android worldwide. Kudos to Google for this!

Download Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat Release Candidate

Canonical is geared up for the release of its next Ubuntu release, the Maverick Meerkat 10.10. With this new Ubuntu, we will see the final development release of the 10.10 Maverick Meerkat. The final release date for the Maverick is 10th of October, which is 10 days from now. As always, other Ubuntu forks too are eagerly waiting for the final release to finalize their own versions.
The next version of Ubuntu is coming soon

As Techradar puts it,

Ubuntu is one of the most polished Linux distributions available, fusing the work of a global community of contributors who provide a diverse range of skills to make Ubuntu what it is.

This page can give an insight on how Ubuntu is developed and what goes on behind the scene. The release schedule of 6 months is a stiff constraint and Ubuntu has worked well to maintain it beyond all doubt. The Ubuntu Developer Summit plays a key role in this process where Ubuntu developers interact with the community members directly.

With the final stable release only a few days away, we can safely try out the release candidate as it marks a final development release. So, most of the features should be complete. Download Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat RC on this page.

Download IE9 Beta

As I had posted earlier, Internet Explorer 9 is now available for downloads at BeautyOfTheWeb.com. The latest Microsoft browser which has already received rave reviews is ready for downloads.

IE9 Logo

IE9 Beta downloads are available in both 32-bit and 64-bit editions. To download it just head over to http://www.beautyoftheweb.com/ and click on the Download Now button.

IE9 has full integration and also supports . I will do a full review of IE9 as soon once I spend some time with so stay tuned for that.

iOS 4.1 Direct Download Links

Apple just released the update for and users and it has several new features including Game Center, TV Rentals, iTunes Ping and more.

If you are not able to get the update through iTunes, you can also download the iOS 4.1 update directly to your PC and Mac and use it to install it on your iPhone and iPod Touch.

The links for downloading iOS 4.1 are as follows, courtesy http://ios.e-lite.org/.

devicecurrent versiondate found
iPhone (iPhone1,1)3.1.3 (7E18)04/08/2010 21:05:48
iPhone3G (iPhone1,2)d87bab469dd1146ab83ddcc23f03b3164d7e09d4 (8B117)09/08/2010 13:08:02
iPhone3GS (iPhone2,1)2d1657cd33ae23b8d4e79e41fe758d09d3c52e30 (8B117)09/08/2010 13:08:02
iPodTouch(2G) (iPod2,1)97abde6207660bd876fd476275dd526d0dcf3d19 (8B117)09/08/2010 13:08:02
iPodTouch(3G) (iPod3,1)3162bad4060b7a58c9942ddb483e5bd9bcc5269f (8B117)09/08/2010 13:08:02
iPad (iPad1,1)3.2.2 (7B500)08/11/2010 14:58:03
iPhone4 (iPhone3,1)a3f8a333ca181146b862ca6a59c9a6e7c27eba0b (8B117)09/08/2010 13:08:02
iPod4,1 (iPod4,1)4.1 (8B117)09/08/2010 00:36:20
last updated: 09/08/2010 14:41:02 EDT

If you have a jailbroken iPhone or jailbroken iPod Touch, you are advised to stay away from the update until the Dev Team comes out with a patch for iOS 4.1.

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Download iTunes 10 with iTunes Ping Support

At the Apple Special Event today, Steve Jobs announced the introduction of a new social networking platform for music lovers called iTunes Ping.

iTunes Ping

iTunes Ping is a social networking site for music lovers, where you can follow your favorite artists and friends and discover music they’re listening to and downloading.

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iTunes 10 also introduces new TV show rentals at 99c per episode. It also adds a new feature called AirPlay which allows you to play your favorite music anywhere in your house without having to be connected through wires.

Learn more on what is new about iTunes 10 here. You can also find out more information about iTunes Ping here and download iTunes 10 with iTunes Ping from here.

Download Google Calendar Sync for Outlook 2010

I am a heavy user of Google Calendar and used to use Google Calendar Sync for Outlook. After I switched to using , Google Calendar Sync stopped working as it only supported Outlook 2007 or lower.

Google Calendar Sync Outlook 2010

However, the latest version of Google Calendar Sync now works perfectly with Outlook 2010 and can sync your Google events with your Outlook Calendar. The newer version of Google Calendar Sync for Outlook is available for only 32-bit versions of .

If you have been waiting for the update you can go ahead and download the Google Calendar Sync for Outlook 2010 from here.

Microsoft Security Essentials New Beta Download Now Available

Microsoft Security Essentials is one of the best free Antivirus and Anti malware solution available today. I have been personally using MSE for a while now and have found it to be the best security solution which is easy on system resources and does its job well.

Microsoft Security Essentials

Today, Microsoft released a new version of Microsoft Security Essentials for beta testing. Some of the new features in Microsoft Security Essentials Beta include:

Windows Firewall integration During setup, Microsoft Security Essentials will now ask if you would like to turn the Windows Firewall on or off.

Enhanced protection for web-based threats Microsoft Security Essentials now integrates with Internet Explorer to provide protection against web-based threats.

New protection engine The updated anti-malware engine offers enhanced detection and cleanup capabilities with better performance.

Network inspection system Protection against network-based exploits is now built in to Microsoft Security Essentials.

You will need to sign in to Microsoft Connect in order to download the latest beta of Microsoft Security Essentials. To download MSE beta, head over to this link. MSE beta is available in both 32bit and 64bit editions and also supports . More info and details on MSE Beta can be found at the Windows Team Blog.

Download Indian Rupee Symbol Font, Type Indian Rupee Symbol

The Indian Rupee Symbol has been finalized and has made History. However, typing the Indian Rupee symbol is not possible yet, because of its uniqueness and it not being part of the keyboard alphabets yet.

Indian Rupee Currency Symbol

Nevertheless, you can always download Indian Rupee Symbol wallpapers for your desktop. These can be downloaded and used on PC, Mac and Linux based desktops. However, if you want to type the Indian Rupee symbol on your PC, you can now do it use the Indian Rupee   Font.

First of all you will need to download the Indian Rupee Symbol from here and install it to your PC. You can read our guide on installing fonts in Linux or also learn how to install fonts on Windows and Mac (see end of article). Once you have installed the Rupee Font, you need to select the font and press the “`” key on the keyboard to insert the rupee symbol into documents.

Right now, the Indian Rupee Symbol will only be viewable on PCs which have the Indian Rupee font installed. You can always create images of the symbol to use on your website. I have embedded some tutorials on how to type the Indian Rupee symbol on your computer after you have installed the form.

Apple iPhone 4 Press Conference Steve Jobs Video

Earlier today, Apple held a iPhone 4 press conference to discuss issues with the . In that conference Steve Jobs announced free bumper cases for 4 and also an option to return the iPhone 4 and get a full refund.

Steve Jobs at the iPhone 4 Press Conference

In addition to that, Steve Jobs also demoed the Antenna "Death Grip" issues with several smartphones available in the market. If you missed the conference you can read the Apple iPhone 4 Conference Roundup we did earlier. In addition to that, Apple has now uploaded the July 16 iPhone 4 Press conference which was held at Apple’s campus in Cupertino, California.

You can watch the entire video of the iPhone 4 Press conference at the official Apple events site here. You may also be able to download the videos and view them offline on your PC or Mac OS X.

Download Epic Browser Created By Indians For Indians

There are tons of Internet Browsers available including Internet Explorer, , Firefox, and Safari, however, the Epic Browser is a bit different in the sense that it has been created specifically with Indians in mind.

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A Bangalore based startup called Hidden Reflex has made available a browser called as the "Epic Browser". Epic Browser is a Internet web browser which is based on Mozilla Firefox, which taps into several services to serve content which is useful and relevant to Indian users.

For example you can get cricket match score updates, share market updates, video streams and more. Epic Browser also has a built in Antivirus solution to keep the bad malware and Trojans out of your PC. Currently Epic browser has over 1500 applications and also supports . Read our earlier review of Epic Browser here or download Epic Browser from here.