Technology

Introduction to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and some of its great features

Ice Cream Sandwich or Android 4.o is certainly going to change the face of Android phones in the coming days. The Operating System that can be used in both tablets and smart phones, is being touted as the best thing to have happened to mobile phone industry. So far just a single smart phone has been launched with this OS, but other smart phones including Samsung Galaxy S, Samsung Galaxy S2, Motorola Droid Bionic and many others are going to get the update pretty soon. ASUS Transformer...

What is the best task killer app for Android?

What is the best task killer app for Android? Well, the answer is none of them. Sure there are some nice apps out there for killing tasks, but the fact is you just don’t need one with Android. To clear things up about this, Google’s Android developers blog has finally put this debate to rest about why a task killer is unnecessary, as well as why there are certain services that run in the background all the time, I’m sure at one time or another you’ve seen them and asked...

RedGate Acquired Cerebrata :

October 26 2011 : Cerebrata, Udaipur based Microsoft BizSpark startup, today announced that it has been acquired by Red Gate. Cerebrata offers products for managing applications on Windows Azure, and is one of its kind company based out of India. The financials of the deal are not disclosed. Entrepreneur and Founder of Cerebrata, Gaurav Mantri said “Our entire team will continue to operate from Udaipur for the next one year with core focus on development. With Red Gate coming on...

The Cloud Computing Battle in India

It may be too early to decide who would actually win the battle. Cloud Computing is in its nascent stage and hasn’t gone past the awareness phase. Not many decision makers understand the terminology of IaaS, PaaS and SaaS and the differences between Public Cloud, Private Cloud and Hybrid Cloud. This is an attempt to analyze the current scenario and align the offerings of major Cloud Service Providers with the needs of the ecosystem. Indian Subcontinent is a very unique and a potent geography...

Windows Azure Table Storage vs. Windows SQL Azure

Table Storage and SQL Azure Defined First, allow me to backup and set the stage a little for this discussion.  SQL Azure is essentially SQL Server in the Microsoft cloud computing environment known as Azure.  That is not quite true in that SQL Azure currently has a number of limitations and unsupported features that SQL Server 2008 has (here is a starter list of limitations:  http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee336245.aspx).  I like to say that SQL Azure is either SQL Server...

Migrating to Azure Cloud – Review

As our Business grows bigger and bigger it becomes an additional Overhead to manage the Hardware and Software Application. If you want to get rid of this to an extent its the time to join in the Buzzing of Migration to Cloud. Here some checklist before Migrating to Azure Cloud : 1.Identify the Purpose of Migration. Are you looking for Storage to store your documents, images and other files to have a better place on the cloud? OR you looking to just use the compute to processing...

Android + Tablet = Digital World Renewed

Android's latest version "Honeycomb" is tailored for the new generation of tablet-sized computers. Recently in an event organized by Google at its headquarters  "Mountain View, CA, United States" , it demonstrated the software features of the latest Android 3.0 HoneyComb. The key features include: New, slick looking homescreen widgets, emphasised by Google and touted as a “developer platform in itself”. An overhauled notification system. If you’re a fandroid, you’ll no doubt ...

Cloud Computing : Short Definition

What do you going to reply when someone asks about Cloud Computing ? Here some notes to respond them quickly. Reply Level 1 : Remember the Letter (OSSM - Read it Awesome) O : On Demand S : Scalable S : Self – Service M : Measurable Reply Level 2 : Cloud computing is a model for enabling ubiquitous, convenient, on-demand network access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources (e.g., networks, servers, storage, applications, and services) that can be rapidly provisioned...

Windows Azure & How to Deploy Wordress

Microsoft Cloud Service Windows Azure is not Just meant for Microsoft Platform and Technologist like .Net , ASP.Net etc. It can able to extend to other Languages too like PHP Java etc. Here some of the Articles explain how to deploy a PHP Based WordPress Application to Windows Azure   http://blogs.msdn.com/b/jimoneil/archive/2010/09/19/windows-azure-companion-php-and-wordpress-in-azure.aspx Slide :...