The Apple iPhone boasts every feature that a modern user hopes for. It has 3.5″ multi touch screen display with video and audio playback features. It has Google Maps, YouTube, SMS, Voice Mail and even a 2 Megapixel Camera to take photos and share with your friends and family. But the main feature that the Apple iPhone lacks is the capability to record and save video using the 2 Megapixel camera.
However you can even do that now. A developer has recently come up with a beta application that will allow you to use your 2 Megapixel iPhone cam to record videos and save them for later playback. Unfortunately the beta application can only record a 5 second long video at a poor FPS (10 FPS) but the developer in chief promises that the final version of the application will have better video quality i.e. almost up to 45-50 FPS and an unlimited record time.
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We know that after Windows Vista, now Microsoft has its major focus on the next upcoming version of Windows family of OS i.e. Windows 7 which is known by the name of Windows Vienna. Windows Vienna is already in the works (we come to know this through the fact that the development of Vista and Vienna was started together initially) but we don’t know what it will look like and when it is going to come to the surface.
TechToday recently posted a series of screenshots which it claims to be that of Windows 7 or Windows Vienna. Some of the screenshots have surfaced on a site called Osbeta.org while others have been collected through a random search over the Internet.
Here take a look:
I won’t make a hard statement saying that these are not the screenshots of Windows Vienna but as far as I know Microsoft, I doubt they are going to leak the Alpha version screenshots of Windows Vienna already. That would be like giving a second big competition to Windows Vista (first one is Windows XP already)
However these screenshots do give us a hope that Windows Vienna will be something new and awesome.
Later yesterday Google announced that it will soon be launching a new service/tool for worldwide users called Google Knol. Basically the key concept is to create a free open-source encyclopedia (Just like Wikipedia) where people can come and write about any topic. Google wants a tool that is somewhat a cross of Wikipedia and Social Networks.
Knol, which basically stands for a unit of knowledge, is still in development and this is just the first phase of testing. For now only selected group of beta testers can use this service but it will soon be available to the worldwide users for free.
Google will provide easy-to-use tools for writing, editing, and so on, and it will provide free hosting of the content. Authors can write about any topic they want to and each topic shall be called a Knol.
Google Knol = Wikipedia + Social Networks. Why?
Google Knol will be a free open-source encyclopedia plus it will include strong community tools where users will be able to submit comments, questions, edits, additional content, rate knols and so on.
Google Knol will not just be a free open source knowledge social network rather it will be a revenue sharing open source social network where authors of each knol will be given a substantial revenue share from the proceedings of ads on that particular knol.
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Agloco was the first ever site that introduced the true concept of Making Money Online while Surfing the Internet. It was supported by a huge number of users and bloggers all over and was considered as one of the top upcoming revenue generating sources. However it looks that the concept was after all too much idealistic and did not go too well.
Probably most of you would have received an email by Agloco recently saying
We would like to update you on the status of AGLOCO’s operations. We continue to believe in the AGLOCO concept, but our revenue is currently not sufficient to give Members a meaningful distribution. And though there are increases in membership, the resulting revenue is not enough to support operating costs. As a development team we are unable to continue to use our savings to fund the operations. If any Member would like to pursue continuing the operations of AGLOCO, you may contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We would like to thank every Member for supporting our effort to bring a piece of the Internet directly to the user. We hope that we can find a way to keep the operations going.
The email marks the official end of AGLOCO and is a big disappointment for all of us who believed in this concept. Seems that all of the AGLOCO advertising and all of the referrals were at last of no use to any one of us.
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Google doesn’t stop when it comes to improving their ad technology (Google Adsense). Timely, Google introduces new features to Google Adsense which prove to be beneficial for both advertisers and publishers. Later this year we have seen a lot of improvement in the Google Adsense program which can be summarized as:
- Google Adsense gets a whole new fresh look
- Google Adsense introduces Recent Messages and Optimization tips
- Google Adsense gets round corners
- Google Adsense launches dynamic ad management feature
- Google Adsense offers payments through Western Union
- Google Adsense launches Referral 2.0 for Publishers
- Google Adsense allows you to restrict sites for your ads
- Google Adsense redefines the Ads Clickable Region
and yet again, before the end of this year, Google is in works for a new better ad technology that uses Ajax Fading and Ajax Scroll Effects.
The new Google Ads in Ajax have been spotted by very few publishers as of now, namely JohnChow and Amit Agarwal.
JohnChow has even made a video of these new ads and has uploaded it on YouTube. Check out the video below to see the new ads in action. They surely look cool and mean more and more $$$ for publishers.
The Christmas Holiday Season is approaching closer day by day and we should start expecting free goodies from big software and web companies. DivX starts the show by offering free download of DivX Pro 6 which usually comes with a price tag of $19.99.
DivX offers a great package including DivX player, DivX Web Player and DivX Codecs which are essentially required to play different video formats. However, DivX Pro also gives you unlimited access to DivX Converter, DivX Cobverter Plugin and DivX Pro Codec.
Download DivX 6 Pro for Windows and don’t forget to enter your email which will be required to send you a free registration serial key. It is a limited time “Holiday Offer” so grab it as soon as possible or else you may have to lose an extra $19.99.
Thanks to DownloadSquad for updating us on this.
WidgetBucks is a relatively new product-related PPC ad network that launched back in October. It has improved a lot since then and has left behind other product-related ad networks like AuctionAds, ShoppingAds and Chitika in competition.
MerchSense technology, well blended stylish flash ads and variety of ad sizes were all one of the main features of this ad network that made it unique from others. However recently the folks at WidgetBucks decided to pay only for the clicks generated through USA/Canada traffic which was a big disappointment for most of the publishers. WidgetBucks was initially doing a great job here at Sizlopedia until when the new PPC policy disturbed my overall earnings and I finally decided to remove WidgetBucks.
But the good news is that WidgetBucks is back with CPM ads. Means now you will be able to monetize your non-US traffic using WidgetBucks. This will help publishers make revenue through their website traffic and not through the ad clicks.
To get started, you will need to log into your WidgetBucks account and re-copy the Widget code under “My Widgets”. After you replace the code on your site, the widget will update ad types automatically and for those who have not tried WidgetBucks yet I personally recommend them to use this ad network because of its efficient features.
SignUp to WidgetBucks and Get $25 Free
Gmail has claimed a lot of user trust and popularity in a very short period of time. Well of course if you are offering a service that is powered by World’s no#1 search engine on the back end, with cool new and fast interface run through AJAX technology plus a whole new IM integrated to your email inbox then you are bound to attract a huge amount of audience towards you.
Gmail has done the same!
- Quality Anti-Spam Technology
- Huge 5.5 GB Storage Space (which is still increasing)
- Integrated Google Talk Messenger
- Clean and considerably Fast Interface
and many more…
Later in August, Google asked you to get creative with the Gmail Envelope but now its time to Share your Gmail Story!
Make a 30 second long video telling Google how much you love Gmail. if you have a cool, funny or unique Gmail story to share then get started and post a video response at YouTube before December 31st, 2007. Here is a video of what the Gmail Team has to say about worldwide users love for Gmail.