Reviewing the Kindle DX

November 14, 2010  //  Posted by: cooldude  //  Category: Gadgets

The true heir to the Kindle throne has arrived. It is the Kindle DX. The Kindle 1 had created waves in the market but Kindle 2 was a real disappointment.  It was nothing more than Kindle 1 with a few novelty tricks and a predictable design.

However the Kindle DX has solved all the problems of the prior generation. The Kindle DX internally has the native PDF support and this allows easy reading of bulks of business literature. You can also download actual literature for free. Thanks to the large 10 inch screen, the Kindle DX is externally well suited to handle all the contents. It handles both PDFs and textbooks really well.

The inclinometer in the Kindle DX allows you to turn it upside down and flip it sideways. Further it is pretty light and weighs just half of what a paperback does. And it provides an unparalleled reading experience.

Most Common Web Designing Blunders

November 10, 2010  //  Posted by: cooldude  //  Category: Web & Internet

While designing your webpage, you need to be careful. People tend to make some common mistakes while web designing.  To avoid these mistakes, read on. Never over-clutter your page. People tend to put in too much information in too little a space and it becomes difficult and boring for viewers to go through every detail. Nobody likes clutter. So keep your page clean, yet attractive using only the vital points which will attract customers.

 People tend to forget to repeat key website design constituents on all the pages of the concerned website. Repeat a key design for your site as this will brand your webpage and make it stand out from the rest. The last thing is people tend to lose focus while designing the page. Remember to keep the information short but useful. Don’t clutter and make sure that whatever you project helps viewers to get a clear idea of your objectives.

Ajax or Silverlight?

November 07, 2010  //  Posted by: cooldude  //  Category: Web & Internet

The hot debate topic in the IT world is that which one is better- Ajax or Silverlight? To your information let me tell you that both are Microsoft applications that help in the improvement of Rich Internet Applications or RIA.

Both have their own set of advantages and disadvantages. Ajax is very easy to learn and use whereas the installation only of Silverlight is quite tough. Ajax helps in great server side controls but fails in providing good client side server controls. So Ajax is good only when you are working with the server side control extensions, hence this limits the Ajax.

 Now you see that Silverlight gives you great facilities in the control toolkit part and binds all the data so well that it encourages the development of third applications too. Many commonly used modern day browsers like safari, chrome and Firefox support it. All over the performance of Silverlight is considered much better.

HTML5 Technology

November 04, 2010  //  Posted by: cooldude  //  Category: Web & Internet

 In the year 2004, W3C had developed HTML, when the developers of the HTML working group became frustrated with the direction of their HTML project. This working group felt that W3C is not paying enough attention to the real-world developmental needs of coding and language. They felt that the focus towards XML and XHTML was a bit too much. So they went ahead to form a new group called the WHATWG, abbreviated for Web Hypertext Application Technology Working Group.

This group started to create new specifications of HTML – HTML 5. It is a new version of the previous HTML 4.01 and HTML 1.0 version, focusing on the requirements of web application developers. The developers addressed the issues found in the current specification. This technology has revolutionized the internet space. Websites like You Tube have taken up HTML 5 and the quality and performance has been enhanced massively. There is a long way to go still!

Pairing your iPad with a Bluetooth headset

November 01, 2010  //  Posted by: cooldude  //  Category: Bluetooth

The iPad manufactured by Apple comes with a host of convenient characteristics and one such characteristic is its easy pairing with any Bluetooth device. These devices will enable your iPad to interact with a wide variety of devices starting from computers to headsets sans the wire.

To pair a Bluetooth headset to your iPad you will first need to make sure that the headset is discoverable. Read the headset manual to understand how this is done. You can look up the Internet as well. Usually holding a button down for a couple of seconds does the job.

The next thing that you will need to do is turn on the Bluetooth capability of your iPad. Via the Settings Applications icon you can go to the Settings. Within the Settings first select General and then Bluetooth. Make sure that the Bluetooth is switched on. You will be able to see your discoverable headset on the list that is shown. Just select it.