Ray Ozzie Posts Windows 1.0 Press Release Online

Ray Ozzie, the Chief Software Architect at Microsoft has published something which many of you might probably haven’t seen yet. A press release for Windows 1.0, which was sent out in 1985.

Microsoft Old 1985 Logo

The press release which was sent out on November 20, 1985 can be read on Docs.com here. Below is a snippet of the release:

BELLEVUE, WA — NOVEMBER 20, 1985 — Microsoft Corporation announced today the retail shipment of the Microsoft Windows operating environment to dealers and distributors.

Microsoft Windows extends the features of the DOS operating system, yet is compatible with most existing applications that run under DOS. Windows lets users integrate the tasks they perform with their computer by providing the ability to work with several programs at the same time and easily switch between them without having to quit and restart individual applications. In addition, it provides a rich foundation for a new generation of applications.

So why did Ozzie post this, probably to let us know about it along with publicizing the fact that Microsoft’s Docs.com now supports PDF documents too. He also stressed on the fact that he moved his Live Spaces blog to WordPress. If you haven’t done that yourself, read our guide on Migrating from Windows Live Spaces to WordPress.

And yes, go ahead and enjoy the press release for the first version of Windows.

Apple iPad To Be Launched in 9 More Countries

Apple today announced in a press release that they will be launching the iPad in nine more countries this coming Friday. The nine countries include Austria, Belgium, Hong Kong, Ireland, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands,Apple iPad New Zealand, and Singapore. People residing in the above said countries can purchase the Apple iPad from July 23rd onwards at an Apple retail store.

As of now, the Apple iPad is available in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, the U.K, and the U.S. The retail price of the iPad at the said countries varies from $499 for the 16 GB non-3G model to $829 for the 64 GB WI-Fi + 3G model.   Apple intends to launch the iPad in many more countries in the upcoming months. Apple will announce the availability of the iPad and the suggested retail price for these additional countries sometime in the future.

Here is the link to the full press release.

8th VAS ASIA 2010 To Maximize VAS Revenues for Indian Telecom

All the major Indian Telecom Operators along with the Leading VAS technology organization’s will be congregating at 8th VAS Asia 2010 a single day International Conference & Exhibition which is being held on July 9th 2010 at Le Meridien, New Delhi.

VAS Asia 2010

Organized by Bharat Exhibitions, VAS Asia 2010 is India’s Premier & Only Forum on VAS for fast growing Indian Telecom Industry. Now into successful 8th year, VAS ASIA 2010 will offer the best business platform in the country for Indian Telecom Industry to conduct business & share their strategic plans for India A recent study projects the value added services market in India is expected to grow to about US$ 5.6 billion by 2011. Currently, MVAS in India accounts for 10 percent of the operator’s revenue, which is expected to reach 18 percent by end of 2010 The opportunities in MVAS Space in India, is huge.

Global majors in the VAS segment are participating in the event – Making it truly global platform to conduct business Buongiorno, teleDNA, One97 Communications, OnMobile, Comviva, Dialogic, Audiocodes, Nokia Siemens Networks, Radisys,Donjin, Xtend Technologies, One 97Communications, Nuance, NetXcell, Byte Mobile, CanvasM, Apalya, Aricent, Eastcom, Motorola, Sangoma, Synway, Tecnomic, Telesoft, Technologies, IBM & BSNL will share their strategic plans for India.

Among the Telecom Operators – Airtel, Vodafone, Idea, Aircel, BSNL, MTNL, Reliance Communications, TATA Teleservices, Sistema Shyam, Virgin Mobile, Etisilat, Unitech Telenor, TATA DoCoMo, Datacom would be part of the event

Mr. Shashidharan- Managing Director, Bharat Exhibitions the organizer of VAS ASIA 2010, says, VAS ASIA 2010 will help in strategizing a strong vision for MVAS Landscape in India as it is an ideal stage between the key influencers and decision makers under one roof. This year’s event will also develop innovative marketing tools for boosting the penetration of VAS adaption in rural areas as in an era of falling voice revenues value added services have become the shining star for telecom Operator’s. The renowned industry professionals from across the world would share their knowledge.

About Bharat Exhibitions: Headed by Mr. Shashidharan, Bharat Exhibitions brings with it seasoned professionals with informed minds attuned to local sensitivities and various fields of corporate promotion. The company organizes internationally recognized exhibitions and conferences in the areas of Telecommunications, Broadcast & Multimedia, Satellite & Space Technologies, Computing & Networking and Banking Technologies. Some of the events include VAS Asia, 3G India, IMS India, Broadband Tech India, NGN India, IPTV India, WiMax India, VoIP India, Network Security India, Mobile TV India, Green Telecom India & Managed Services India.

Asia Cup Live Streaming On Tata Indicom and Tata DOCOMO

Tata Teleservices Limited will be offering Live streaming of Asia Cup matches to Tata Indicom and Tata DOCOMO users.

Hyderabad: June 18, 2010: It doesn’t get any bigger than this! Tata Teleservices Limited (TTSL), India’s fastest-growing pan-India dual-technology telecom service provider, has introduced Football and Cricket match service on the move, for Tata Indicom and DOCOMO subscribers respectively.

Tata Photon services that is synonymous with speed, accessibility providing superior live streaming mobile TV services on the move. Providing exclusive cricket streaming content on mobile, Mr. Zubin Jimmy Dubash, AVP & Head VAS New Product Innovations, Tata DOCOMO, Tata Indicom & Tata Photon, said Having earned the affection of our customers on popular brands Tata DOCOMO and Tata Photon, we are striving each day to provide value to them. The Asia Cup offering live and exclusive on Tata DOCOMO, and Tata Photon Plus is one of the many such initiatives we will be offering in the future to our customers".

As the sports fever is religiously catching up with youngsters, the ongoing football/soccer games and the Asia Cup fever, it makes worthwhile to offer services to subscribers that will be relevant and engaging. Adding to the fervor, Mr. Rishimohan Malhotra, Head-VAS, Tata DOCOMO said, Indians are a big time cricket fans and whatever the form of tournament maybe One day or 20-20, there is enough excitement and passion to watch Indians play. To offer easy accessibility of getting score updates and viewing live content on the move, Tata DOCOMO offers its subscribers score updates for both soccer and cricket along-with exclusive Live streaming of Asia cup matches using GPRS on their mobile phones.

Asia Cup: Subscribers can stream live content, listen to score updates, download special videos and get SMS alerts for Asia Cup matches.  Tata Teleservices has entered into an exclusive partnership with Apalya to offer live streaming of Asia Cup for both Tata Photon Plus users and Tata DOCOMO subscribers.

Watching Asia Cup Live Streaming for Tata Customers

For Tata Photon Plus customers Asia Cup is accessible on their Mobile and laptop using Tata Photon TV, with the addition of an exclusive channel telecasting the event. The pricing for the event on laptop is Rs 5 per match; Rs 25 for the full tournament while Asia Cup is available absolutely free of cost for Tata Photon TV on Mobile. Tata Photon TV is available only on LG 510, Samsung-Corby, Samsung-M519-Metro & Blackberry-9630 (Pre imbedded) Handsets to watch Asia cup channel for live football matches.

For Tata DOCOMO (GSM subscribers) Asia Cup content is delivered through multiple channels. Subscribers can take their pick for getting Asia Cup updates through:

  • Live streaming of Asia cup matches on mobile using GPRS. This is in exclusive partnership with Apalya. Tata DOCOMO subscribers have to download MiMobiTV, a simple GPRS based application that allows you to watch Asia Cup 2010 on streaming enabled Mobile handsets. Subscribers can download the client application at no cost while browsing the content is charged at 1p/1 KB in home network and 10p/10KB while on off net roaming. To download the application, users will have to send an SMS LIVE’ to 54321 (Toll Free).
  • Users can get Asia cup updates on SMS that is available in three different packs; Daily pack at Rs 5 for every match, Weekly pack at Rs 10 for 7days and Monthly pack at Rs 30 for 30 days. Users can also avail of Daily match updates via Voice packs by dialling 54321194 @ Rs. 5 per Match day.
  • Using the GPRS platform, Tata DOCOMO subscribers have a choice to download exclusive videos of Asia Cup. The Asia Cup Portal by Vuclip will have videos of Match Highlights, Wickets, Fours & Sixes. Users can watch the video clips of match being played as well as previous matches. Data charges as per the data tariff plan of the user.

Remove Stubborn Toolbars with New IObit Uninstaller

IObit Newly released IObit Uninstaller 1.1 for easy and deep toolbars removal

Boston, MA (IObit) May 26, 2010 IObit today announces the release of IObit Uninstaller v1.1 . Compared with IObit Uninstaller 1.0, this new version runs much more efficiently. With the unique "1-click toolbars removal" feature, IObit Uninstaller 1.1 can uninstall the targeted software completely, including files, folders and Registry keys.


This unique feature allows computer users to uninstall browsers’ tool bars which are hard to be detected in Control Panel. As we know, most of browser tool bars are rogue software that you don’t know when you installed and how to uninstall. The feature, tool bar uninstaller, allows you to deal with hard-to-uninstall toolbar easily. It automatically detects what toolbars you installed on browsers, no matter they are on IE, Firefox or other web browsers. With just one click, you can remove those rogue toolbars completely.

For other features in IObit Uninstaller, more data about uninstalling applications can be detected. As we know, the Install/Uninstall in Control Panel will leave some data in hard drive after uninstalled an application. However, to use IObit Uninstaller 1.1, nearly all data of this application, including Registry keys, files, folders and settings, will be deleted completely.

You can uninstall applications with secure elements included to set a recovery point,said Hugo Dong, the president of IObit, All the software that installed in your computer will be detected without any omission. And all uninstalled applications won’t leave any data on your hard drive, the whole uninstall process is easy and complete without any security problem .

Advanced Uninstaller works on Windows 7/ Vista/ XP/ 2000 (32bit or 64bit), multi-language supported. For more information, please visit the product homepage: http://www.iobit.com/advanceduninstaller.html

Tata Indicom Offers Andhra Pradesh SSC Results Through SMS

Hyderabad: May 18, 2010: TATA Indicom, the CDMA brand of Tata Teleservices Limited, announced that its customers can now avail the benefit of knowing Andhra Pradesh SSC Board Exam results on SMS. The customers can simply follow a few instructions to instantly get the results on their Tata Indicom mobile phones, conveniently.

To check the results, customers need to dial 505101096 and provide the students’ Roll Number. Further more Tata Indicom also offers a unique feature of Pre-registration, wherein customers can register their Roll Numbers by dialing 505101096 and they will be notified through an SMS as soon as the results are announced. As a second option customers can also have a choice of getting the result by sending an SMS to 58282. Ex: SMS RESULT to 58282.

Tata Indicom has ensured that the customers can easily know the Andhra Pradesh SSC Board Exam (10th Class Examination) Results going to be announced on May 19, 2010. Each SMS service will be charged at Rs. 3 per SMS and for IVR at Rs. 6 per minute.

First 4G Phone HTC EVO 4G To Debut in America On June 4th by Sprint

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.

HTC EVO 4G Phone

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 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.

Wondershare USB Drive Encryption Giveaway On May 13th

USB Drive Encryption Wondershare Software will be together with Giveawayoftheday.com to provide free Wondershare USB Drive Encryption. This would be good news to those who intend to encrypt USB drives for their confidential personal and company data in case of data leakage over lost or stolen USB flash drives.

Priced at $24.95 originally, Wondershare USB Drive Encryption is free on http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/ on May 13, 2010. Please remember the free offer is only valid for 24 hours on May 13, 2010. Giveawayoftheday.com is a new initiative in the software distribution world, which everyday offers for FREE licensed software that users have to buy otherwise.

Wondershare USB Drive Encryption can help you protect USB devices with password, preventing unauthorized users from your sensitive data. With correct password, the encrypted data is viewable for you in any computer without USB Drive Encryption installed. It also has the ability to hide your encrypted data and protect the encrypted data from viruses.
Characterized with US military-level 256-bit AES algorithm, Wondershare USB Drive Encryption allows you to get the highest level protection available now for your data. It’s a good option for you and your company to encrypt USB drives.

With Wondershare USB Drive Encryption, I no longer have to worry about leaking my private photos and business secrets when my USB flash drive is misplaced, lost or stolen.Christina, a user of the test version of USB Drive Encryption said. That is exactly what Wondershare USB Drive Encryption wants to bring to users.