Official Google Buzz App For Android Released

After the recent release of the Orkut app for Android, Google has also released a official app for based devices.

Google Buzz Android

The Google Buzz app for Android is a widget for phones running Android v1.6 and later. The Buzz app will allow you to post text and photos with a single tap. In addition to that, you can also tag your post with your current location or place you posted it from.

Once you have posted the message, the Buzz app will process it in the background, so that you can continue performing other tasks without having to wait.

The Google Buzz app is available in the Android Market, just head over there and search for Google Buzz. To add the widget to your home screen, go to "Menu" and select "Add > Widgets > Google Buzz". Currently, the Google Buzz app is only available in English, with support for future languages coming soon.

Orkut App Released For Android

is still one of the biggest social networking sites in India and Brazil, and obviously will get more focus from Google, lest they lose out to , which they will in near future.

However, to keep up with the latest trends, the Orkut team has now released a Orkut app for devices. The new app adds some nice features, which tie in nicely into the Android OS.

Orkut App for Android Upload Orkut Photos Android

For example, you can add your friends as live folders to your Android home screen and you will be able to browse the friends list even when you do not have access to data networks. In addition to that, users can also upload photos to Orkut albums and receive scrap notifications from their friends.

You will of course be able to send scraps to friends and others, add your friends to your contact list, or send them an email too.

The Orkut app is currently available in the Android Market, just go to the market and search for "orkut" and follow the instructions to install the app to your device. More information is available at the Official Orkut and Google Mobile blog.

Airtel And Dow Jones Launch Wall Street Journal India Mobile

Dow Jones has announced the launch of the Wall Street Journal India mobile application in association with Bharti Airtel.


The Wall Street Journal India Mobile can be downloaded free-of-charge by Airtel pre-paid and post-paid mobile users. However, there will be a monthly subscription fee of Rs. 99 if users choose to access premium financial market news and data along with portfolio tracking and personalization options.

Mr. Mitya New, Managing Director, Dow Jones India said:

The Wall Street Journal India Mobile application provides leading-edge functionality and content targeted at consumers in the Indian market. Our partnership with Bharti Airtel, India’s leading mobile phone operator, significantly enhances our ability to reach mobile users across India.

Raghunath Mandava, Chief Marketing Officer Mobile Services, Bharti Airtel said:

It has been Airtel’s endeavour to constantly innovate and lead the mobile content revolution in the country by delivering best in class products and services to customers and adding value to their lives on the go and wherever they go. The Wall Street Journal India Mobile application is our latest initiative that will empower our customers to make smarter decisions by accessing news and information from one of the world’s most trusted and premier providers of financial information.

The WSJ India mobile application is compatible with a large number of models of Blackberry and Nokia Smartphones and will be available on other handsets soon. Airtel mobile customers may download The Wall Street Journal India Mobile application by texting WSJ’ to 54321.

Using the WSJ India mobile application, users can keep and eye on global and local financial market news and information and other business, politics, economics, finance and management news from India and around the world. The application is part of the Airtel App Central which was launched earlier this year.

Download Microsoft Silverlight Beta For Symbian Phone

Earlier today Microsoft and Nokia announced the availability of the Silverlight application for Symbian based phones. Silverlight is cross-browser, cross-platform implementation of the .NET Framework for building media experiences and rich interactive applications for the Web on desktop computers.

Bing Silverlight for Symbian App Seesmic Twitter Silverlight Symbian App

With the beta release of Silverlight for Symbian, users who have phones running on the Nokia Symbian^1 (S60 5th Edition) platform (Nokia 5800, Nokia N97 and Nokia N97 Mini) will be able to run rich media applications on their mobile phones.

Users can run Silverlight applications from Bing and Seesmic which are created using Silverlight and also choose from other available Silverlight applications.

Silverlight for Symbian^1 is currently in beta and can be downloaded from Nokia Labs.

Download RoboForm App For Android

RoboForm the popular password manager and form filler have released a free app for based devices. The app allows users to keep their password in sync between various computers and devices and allows users to securely backup their passwords.

Roboform Android App

Currently the RoboForm app works with RoboForm online accounts and will allow you to log in to sites on the Native Android browser.

Current features for the app include:

  • Access your RoboForm Data files using your RoboForm Online Account, a free service at
  • Use RoboForm Online to log in to sites on the Native Android Browser.
  • View your Logins from your Android device.
  • Log in to sites on the fly using the "Matching Passcards" functionality.
  • Landscape View – You can rotate in any window and view the proper Landscape View that the Android provides.

You can download the RoboForm app by visiting this link or searching for it in the Android marketplace. The app is free to use and download.

Forumla1 (F1) App For iPhone And Windows Mobile

Formula1 has launched the official F1 app for Windows Mobile based phones and the iPhone in association with Vodafone.

Formula1 Windows Mobile

The app was officially released by Formula1 and will allow users to view the race news, season calendar, race timelines and race results among other things.

Formula1 iPhone

The app is currently available as a free download for Windows Mobile devices and the , hopefully they will also release similar app for Symbian based phones. However, users for platforms not supported by the app can always access a similar interface by visiting from their mobile browser.

Formula1 (F1) Mobile App Features

  • Season calendar, race timetables & circuit profiles
  • Interviews, features & technical analysis
  • Extensive galleries, from races, testing, launches & more
  • Full results archive back to 1950
  • Team and driver profiles, including every world champion
  • Rules & regulations

You can download the official Forumla1 App for Windows Mobile by visiting this page, the download for iPhone is available at iTunes here.

Vodafone Launches App Store In India

Vodafone India has launched a new mobile applications store in India and has already seen thousands of downloads thanks to the low price of the applications and a large array of free applications.

Vodafone India App Store

Currently, there are more than 800 applications in the Vodafone app store categorized as Entertainment, Utility, Finance, Social Networking, Games and more. The applications are developed by a mix of Indian and International developers. 15% of the app store applications are free of cost, while a majority of the applications are priced in the range of Rs. 5 to Rs.30.

The application store is available to customers through data enabled handsets. Customers can send a message APP to 111 (toll free) and also access the store through the portal Vodafone live! by clicking a link on the home page.

In the press release, Kumar Ramanathan, Chief Marketing Officer, Vodafone Essar said:

We are delighted to launch the Vodafone Mobile application store which combines an array of facilities for our customers including easy access to information, utilities and entertainment. The mobile applications are affordable and a significant step forward in the growth of mobile data and the future of Mobile internet in India.

However, this is not the first time that a mobile carrier in India has released an app store. Earlier, this year, Reliance launched their app store along with an Aircel app store and Airtel app store.

This shows that carriers in India are getting more serious about providing mobile applications to users, based on the success of the Apple app store and Ovi Store from Nokia. In the end, it is the consumer who will benefit more as they will get tons of apps and choices to choose from.

Download Skype 3.0 For Windows Mobile

Skype has officially decided to remove support for Windows Mobile 6.5 in anticipation of rolling out a client for Windows Phone 7, however, if you want to download the Skype 3.0 Client for Windows Mobile, we have you covered.

Skype for Windows Mobile

You can download Skype 3.0 for Windows Mobile to your PC or directly to your device by visiting If you are not able to download Skype 3.0 from the above URL, Ask the Admin has a file hosted on their servers, which you can download from here.

So, head over to the above mentioned sites and have fun Skyping with your friends or talking to them using VoIP.

Find and Read Tons of Free E-Books with FBReader

Do you like to read? I love to read, but I have trouble making time for it. Typically, I’ve always read books, and only recently, have I moved to reading on my laptop or netbook. While using a computer, I wondered why so many people preferred using an e-book reader application. I always found most books in PDF or plain text.

Now I know why. An e-Reader can be your best buddy if it’s a good one. It keeps track of all your books, keeps track of where you are in each book, and it may also help you find more books. That’s certainly the case for FBReader, a free and open source (FOSS) e-book reader.

fbreader-icon As you may already know, besides plain text or PDF, e-books come in many formats. FBReader supports html, chm, plucker, palmdoc, oeb, rtf, tcr, OpenReader, non-DRM’ed Mobipocket, and fb2. It also supports reading from tar, zip, gzip, and bzip2 archives. It also has automatic language and encoding detection, automatic hyphenations, full-screen mode, and screen rotation.

Perhaps the best feature for FBReader is that it’s available for many platforms and operating systems. Windows, Linux, FreeBSD, Android, Sharp Zaurus, Siemens Simpad with Opensimpad ROM, Nokia Internet Tablet (Maemo platform), Archos PMA430, Motorola E680i/A780/A1200 smartphones, PepperPad 3, Asus Eee PC, IRex iLiad, UMPC. There’s also a Java version that likely works on a Mac OS.

The FBReader menus and help are available in 13 languages; Arabic, Chinese, Czech, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Lithuanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish and Ukrainian.

If may have spoken too soon, when I said best feature. I also love the fact that I don’t even have to leave FBReader to go and look for more books. It’s able to search several online libraries and download new books for you. You can even add libraries, as if there wasn’t enough to read already.

Here are four screen shots showing the major functions.

Finding New Books


Looking at Your Books


Book Cover Art


Reading a Book


In Windows, FBReader is offered as a 5MB installer. I found that the program folder can be copied to a flash card or USB drive and used as a semi-portable app as well.

On a final note, there is an active FBReader Group online, which can offer all kinds of help and advice, such as, where to find more cool books.

Download FBReader

Techie Buzz Verdict:

I haven’t been using FBReader long, but I have a feeling it’s going to be one of my favorite apps. The ability to read when I want, on the go, on any PC, and find more books easily is priceless.


Techie Buzz Rating: 4.5/5 (Excellent)

Nimbuzz Clocks 1 Million Downloads in Ovi Store

Nimbuzz the popular multi-protocol IM client and VoIP client has reached a milestone of completing more than 1 million downloads in Nokia’s Ovi Store.

Nimbuzz Logo

Nimbuzz is a free mobile application which was launched in May 2008 and enables millions of users worldwide to enjoy free calls and instant messaging with friends across multiple instant messaging networks and social networking site including Skype, Facebook, Windows Live Messenger, Yahoo! Messenger, AIM, Google Talk (Orkut), ICQ, MySpace, Gadu Gadu and others.

Evert-Jaap Lugt, founder & CEO of Nimbuzz, Nokia’s Ovi Store users have downloaded Nimbuzz more than 1 million times in more than 180 countries. This in turn amounts to 40% of Nimbuzz’s total market share.

I have been using Nimbuzz for a while now and have found it handy on my older Nokia N95 device. It allows me to access several instant messenger accounts with ease. Have you used Nimbuzz before? Are you one of the 1 million users who have download Nimbuzz from the Ovi Store? Do let me know through your comments.