The iPhone or the Omnia ? Which one ?

The world still seems largely undecided. It is to be expected that cellphone manufacturers will bring out new models to compete with the iPhone. But why ? The iPhone has established itself very well and its following still swears by it ? But cellphone debates will rage on and sometimes makes for entertaining reading. The Omnia certainly appears to be a worthwhile rival. But who is prepared to take the plunge and get one ? Whatever you decide it will be based on your personal preference. And once you have done so, you will be stuck with it. 🙂 Read some of the debate here…

Google Mobile Sync

Growing numbers of people are switching to Google’s online e-mail and calendaring services because of the convenience they offer – you can access them from anywhere you have an Internet connection, they’re easy to set up, and don’t require the support of your corporate IT department.

But syncing calendar and contact items has not been easy because, with the exception of Gmail, Google didn’t offer users the ability to sync their mobile devices with the company’s services.

That’s changed with the recent introduction of Google Mobile Sync, which is now in beta. The software works with the Apple iPhone, BlackBerry, Nokia S60-based smartphones, other Nokia handsets, Sony Ericsson devices, and phones running Windows Mobile. For more information – visit the Google Mobile Sync web page…

Debian finally ships Lenny 5.0

Its been a long wait, but with 22 months of development now behind them, the Debian team yesterday released Debian Gnu/Linux 5.0, codenamed Lenny. The release supports no less than 12 processor architectures and includes the KDE, Gnome, Xfce, and LXDE desktop environments. It also features compatibility with major standards including the filesystem hierarchy standard (FHS 2.3) and version 3.2 of the Linux Standard Base. Read the full article here…

Is Facebook a passing fad ?

Now five years old, Facebook has more than 150-million users worldwide, and its founder, Mark Zuckerberg, is rated by Forbes as the 321st richest person in the world. Not bad going for a college dropout.

But aside from Zuckerberg’s prodigious business acumen, what has been the secret of Facebook’s popularity?

Those who doubt its value to humanity will frequently ask, “well, OK, what does it do?”; answering that question concisely and coherently is surprisingly difficult. Read the full article here…

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