Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Port your existing mobile number to Google Voice

In old days all the times we feel shaky about opting for new carrier since then it would lead to new mobile number and thus hell lot of work needed to update everyone of new Mobile number but MNP i.e mobile number portability came to rescue and users could easily switch there career without changing there mobile numbers.

Now the culmination of above have lead to another intersting feature provided by Google Voice . Now, customers can use there existing mobile number for existing Google Voice account and make free calls to other countries, send messages all from your Google Voice Account.

Good news is that One can do that with the services provided by  Google voice by integrating your existing mobile number with Google voice account.

However this feature is avaibale only if you’re residing in the U.S you can port  existing mobile number to Google Voice.

Also this will lead to existing carrier plans will be termination.

This features help customers to have easy to use your existing mobile number as there Google Voice number so that there family, friends and all contacts will still know it’s know your identity.

Quick guide for porting your mobile number to Google Voice:

First you’ll have to log into your Google Voice Account
Click on the Settings Page and navigate to the Phones Tab

Click on Change/Port and then add your current mobile number
You’ll then be asked to verify user information and mobile carrier information and will be charged $20 for the same.

The porting will be usually completed in 24 hours and additional charges may apply such as Carrier termination fees and others.

For more help please visit-

Google Voice site

Reference- Google Blog

Friday, February 4, 2011

Global Smart Card Market to be US$6.6 Billion

There is some good news coming across for Smart Card Industry , as per research conducted by MarketsandMarkets, a market Research company, the Global Smart Card Market (World smart card- advanced technologies, application and global forecast ) should be worth US $6.6 Billion by .
The global market is assumed  to record a CAGR of 7.3% from 2009 to 2014.

The smart card loads has already reached about 5.2 billion in 2009 the reason being growing demands for Mobile Industry  and various needs arising from different Government keeping in view of security factor and reliability concerns.

The smart card technology is extensively used in payment industry for secure transaction across the globe . With the advent of NFC ( Near Field communication ) and M2M (Machine to Machine Communication ) its is expected that in next few years smart industry will grow rapidly as ever .

A smart card, chip card, or integrated circuit card (ICC), is any pocket-sized card with embedded integrated circuits. There are two broad categories of ICCs. Memory cards contain only non-volatile memory storage components, and perhaps dedicated security logic. Microprocessor cards contain volatile memory and microprocessor components. The card is made of plastic, generally polyvinyl chloride, but sometimes acrylonitrile butadiene styrene or polycarbonate . Smart cards may also provide strong security authentication for single sign-on within large organizations.[ Sources Wikkipedia]

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Watch real time paintings (Art Project) direct from Worlds Art Gallery , powered by Google

Art Project
Schematic, A Digital company, has partnered with  Google for execution of Art Project Powered by Google, which brings the world’s great museums and art works to the Internet .

Google Art Project lets users explore museums around the world with the same technology used in Google Street View these days Art Project
The Art Project is said to be quislingism between Google and few of best world’s art museums. This whole Art Project is Powered by a broad, connected suite of Google technologies.

For more details please connect to

Thus with Art Project innovation the world’s great works of art and museums are now easily accessible to every Internet Users around the world. Art Project

Thus now go ahead and explore museums and various Art Project from across the globe , explore and watch hundreds of artworks at various zoom level and it provides capability to even share users collection of masterpieces. Art Project

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

China blocks word "Egypt" search on Twitters Clone Sina !!!!

It has been learnt that China has blocked search for Egypt word on one of its ever-growing micro blogging site Sina , Sina is considered as clone of Twitter in China .

Although , PCWorld has said that only the Chinese version of 'Egypt' is blocked though, and the English version returns results.

Sina has around more than 80 Million User and considered most popular micro blogging site in China
Also as per one of the news agency,  Internet monitoring company Renesys has confirmed this afternoon that Egypt is now in a complete Internet blackout, after small ISP Noor Group went offline, following the path of all of Egypt's major service providers.
All these development came due to wave of protests in Egypt against Mubarak regime, Egypt Internet was shut down, and growing looting and arsoning.

Remember China has earlier blocked many site including facebook, twitter, Youtube, Google etc.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Kids learn about animals while playing - switchzoo, A Wonderful Site

Today I would like to share very interesting Web site with my readers. It should be very help full to your Kids . The Sire provides amazing features about Animals and allows Kids to learn about them while playing games in between .

You can reach @

In case you have not visited the site , would advice you to visit the site and then refer the site to you Kids and other parents .

Online Habitat

One of the Interesting feature was of Building habitat while learning about various animals. It provides step by step instruction to Kids so they can build habitat as per available options.

Switch Zoo Quest

This part takes Kids on a tour of Switch Zoo and challenges them with animal-related games and activities. When complete the quest, they will know enough about the zoo and animals.
There are other features available would advice you to explore and let Kid enjoy this interesting site

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Chine Internet User Stats- 450+ million

As per recent survey coducted by China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC ,
number of Internet users in China reached 450+ million at the end of 2010, which is more than 73 million users from the last year.

Using search engines, listening to music, and reading news were the top three most popular activities for Web users in the Chine . Baidu was most popular Search Engine after the ban on Google .Micro-blogging is done by 13.8 percent of Chinese Internet users, while group buying is at 4.1 percent.
While growth has slowed, more than half the population is still not online.
The bulk of China's Internet users live in urban areas. Web users from China's rural areas were 125 million, making up about 27.3 percent of China's total Internet user population.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Tablet PC the next widget wave for 2011 ?

As per latest prediction from Industry experts Desktop and Laptop are gong to be replace by tablet PC , thus its again revival time for Tablet PC.

As per one of the survey conducted in UK roughly one could still expect around 367,000 new tablet sales in the UK by the end of first quarter.

A tablet personal computer (tablet PC) is a portable personal computer equipped with a touchscreen as a primary input device and designed to be operated and owned by an individual. The term was made popular as a concept presented by Microsoft in 2001, but tablet PCs now refer to any tablet-sized personal computer, regardless of the operating system.

Unlike laptops, tablet personal computers may not be equipped with a keyboard, in which case they use a virtual onscreen substitute. All tablet personal computers have a wireless adapter for Internet and local network connection. Software applications for tablet PCs include office suites, web browsers, games and a variety of applications. However, since portable computer hardware components are low powered, demanding PC applications may not provide an ideal experience to the user.

There are lot of variety available in market for Tablet PC and one can refer to below address for more details