Social Media As Addictive As Smoking!!

A large number of studies being done until now have concluded that Google, Twitter, Facebook, and some of the other social networking portals are as addictive as drugs. While people were not provided with an access to any of the electronic mediums or even the Internet, they reacted just as twitchy addicts who have denied to take their drugs while they are forced to give up access to them.facebook addiction

Furthermore, just as a Boozer who completely inclines on bourbon as a social media lubricant, these online addicts truly believe that people who are not hooked on the information expressway, instant messaging and text messaging tend to be big time bores; this fact has been lately reported by the New York Post.

The research firm Intersperience concluded at the end of the study which was useful in depriving the behaviors of people and their online habits that some people truly considered giving up the Web based technology as hard as quitting the habit drinking or smoking.

The study states that approximately 53% out of 1000 people who were being surveys reported feeling ‘upset’ while there were deprived of their Internet connectivity. Moreover, it was also indicated that more than 40% people consider themselves lonely when they are just not able to access these portals.

 Making use of social media portals is certainly helpful but getting it over you definitely isn’t the idea. These portals although have been truly useful for a large number of people all around the globe but still they are making people get addicted to themselves and as a result their productivity and efficacy is being affected to a great extent.

Android Leads OS Market With Apple Being Top Manufacturer – Nielsen

Nielsen has lately released a report and according to that Android, the Operating system from Google happens to be the prevalent piece of the U.S based consumer Smartphone market acquiring 39% of it. The iOS by Apple stands second with 28% whereas the RIM’s Blackberry OS has dropped down to almost 20%.

The graph provided by Nielsen in this regard shows that Apple has been still able to grasp the position of ‘Top Manufacturing Unit’ as they all along with RIM are the only manufacturers of their respective operating systems. On the other hand, Android Operating system is featured on hardware from various companies.

The popularity rate concerning Android has even exceeded its previous protrusions. In the last report by Nielsen, the month surveys concerning U.S. mobile-based consumers showed that there had been a progressively more variable change in the popularity and preferred of mobile operating systems. 31% of the consumers who were planning to opt for a Smartphone said that they would be going for Google’s Android as this is the platform they preferred. On the other hand, iOS by Apple has dropped a little to 30%. RIM Blackberry which was once a leader has only 11% interest whereas 20% were unclear and vague – though it seems that most of them would be going to Android!

Facebook vs Google+ – Some Comparisons [Infographic]

You have been one of those who have been the die hard fans of Facebook and you recently have switched to Google+, you certainly would be looking for comprehensive comparisons regarding What Google+ and Facebook services.

Infographic has done a great job here by comparing these two leading social networking platforms and it would be helpful in figuring out what both of these are offering.

All these services as well as the comparison is going to make you opt for a better choice of portals in case you are consdiering opting for one of them as an option.

Google+ – Get To Know More About It

Google+ is everywhere now!

I t can be termed as Fun, Bold and Social networking medium. A large number of people have been using this portal and until now it has more than 10 million users. Even after this demand and response, some people are yet not able to understand How Google+ works. Ishtihari is  being helpful to such people and following are some of the videos that would be useful in making you guys understand about how it really works.

Google+ – A Quick Look

Google+ – Circles

Google+ – Sparks

Google+ – Hangouts

Google+ – Instant Uploads

Google+ – Hurdles

As most of us are already a part of Google+, we are enjoying all these exciting features. What do you think about these? Do share with Ishtihari! 🙂

Google+ is Here There & Everywhere

Google+ has more than 10 million users at present. WOW! It certainly shows that each and every Internet user is truly excited about it and there are people who find themselves too cool while they are using Google+ among their friends. It’s pretty obvious that whenever Google launches something, it comprises of such things that people never think of using and this makes them really excited about using it. There have been numerous blogs that are focusing Google+ these days; one of the most prominent reviews I came across was ‘Google+ is just another form of Facebook but with No Friends!”google+

Since the release of this service, it demand has been elevated to a great extent and the popular figures are already followed by tens of thousands of people. Although, Google+ is coming across various criticisms, yet it has created a buzz over the World Wide Web and people are  switching to it just to see how this new social networking medium works and it has become a rival to social media giant Facebook.

Google is already working on the criticism that is posted by its users and they should be expecting the changes in the coming week. Google’s senior vice-president Vic Gondotra has stated this.

We all are aware of the fact that Google is somewhat behind via its social networking rivals. Facebook last week announced that it has more than 750 million users and on the other hand, Twitter holds more than 300 million users.

Let’s see if Google+ can break all the records and if Internet users really stick to it! Good Luck Google+ !!

Google Docs – 12 new File Formats

Now, the Google Docs Viewer enables you to suitably view attached PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, and PDF documents. File viewing in your browser is far quicker and secure as compared to viewing them after you have downloaded them. The Google Docs Viewer is now offering enhanced features, and with it now, you can view several highly requested and most popular file formats. Some of the primary ones are;

  • Microsoft Excel – .XLSX and .XLS
  • Microsoft PowerPoint 2007 and 2010 – .PPTX
  • Apple Pages – .PAGES
  • Adobe Illustrator – .AI
  • Adobe Photoshop – .PSD
  • Autodesk AutoCad – .DXF
  • XML Paper Specification – .XPS
  • TrueType – .TTF
  • PostScript – .PS, .EPS
  • Scalable Vector Graphics – .SVG

All these documents will be showing a ‘View’ link while they are being received in your Gmail Inbox and once you click over the link you will be able to view all these format documents. Google Docs Blog stated that the Google Docs Viewer fully supporting utility for any web portal, with both embedded and full Chrome option.

Chat & Email Notifications right on your Desktop

Most of us are too conscious about continuously switching and checking Gmail for any new Email or chat message. If you happen to be like me, then you must be missing a significant message or chat just because you were not looking at your Gmail Window when it came. If you are making use of Google Chrome, then the days would be over as a new feature has been launched named as HTML5 desktop notifications. This feature will enable you to have pop-ups on your desktop whenever a new email or chat message arrives.

You can easily turn this feature on. All you need to do is to click on the Settings link which is at the top right corner of your Gmail inbox and then move down to  the ‘Desktop Notifications’ tab. If you consider being notified about any chat or email message or if you are making use of the Priority Inbox feature and you only consider getting notifications for vital messages then you can customize the setting accordingly.For the present times, this feature is only available for users who use Google Chrome; however, the Google email team is still working on this notification feature to be a part of the standard Web platform.

Eric Schmidt replaced; Larry Page is the new Google CEO

Google is to make two significant announcements this afternoon – firstly, it’s the Q4 earnings, the second and the most considerable one if that Eric Schmidt is to be replaced by Larry Page as the new CEO, who is going to take charge of the IT giant from April 4 2011.

Page is not someone who is new to Google, the fact is that he was Google’s CEO back in year 1998 for three consecutive years and now he will be handling the operations, on the other hand, Schmidt will be serving as the Executive Chairman. His role would be more of external operations such as deals, mergers, partnerships, interaction, leadership, knowledge, and technological exchange with the Governments. Moreover, Schmidt verified that the will be working as an internal advisor to Larry Page along with other co-founder named as Sergey Brin and he is currently managing the strategic projects.

The primary focus of the entire top management actually led to t his restructuring of the management, it will be extremely helpful in simplifying the entire management structure, which will be improving the efficiency, and effectiveness of the decision making process that was due since long. This well thought out restructuring is anticipated to enhance the accountability and clarity of the top management and Schmidt believes that working with Page and Sergey in this new role will be offering Google with long-term benefits.

Page is likewise excited about the future scenarios that would be resulting from this restructuring practice. He states that Schmidt’s role in the in last decade enabled the company to attain outstanding growth and this has been proved by the spectacular results. Google’s entire top management is simply unique in the whole world that is combining all the genius of the founders and the brilliant business success that does not looses focus on any of the areas. He believes that Google is a company that has incredible potential to grow and he has all such reasons which make him extremely excited about his new role in the company.

Nokia E7 anticipated arriving in year early 2011 – Celebrations for 3G mobile networks

The Nokia E7 is anticipated to be available in the early period of year 2011 and because of this; the 3G mobile networks are excited for this latest addition to the growing and escalating mobile phone market. This new gadget has some of the most unbelievable and amazing features and Nokia expects this model to be the most preferred by the business professionals as well as for routine day usage.

Nokia E7 has vital comforts that are alike to 4 in. it has an integrated 8-megapixel camera with twin LED flash, slip out QWERTY keyboard along with touch screen arrangements, 16 GB internal storage capacity, and also audio tech “SILK”. It is supporting a Symbian^3 operating system and an N8 aluminum physique.

Nokia E7 is extremely stylish and its estimated price until now is £584.99. The Smartphone can be accessed on 3G mobile networks and after it can be accessed upon all other networks. The gadget is truly the best for the song lovers as they can even listen to transparent songs. With the Symbian 3 OS support, it offers easy navigation, aging contacts and easy to supplement photos.

The head of Branded Devices at 3G networks, Sylvia Chind stated that they are pleased to add another Symbian 3 device to their Smartphone’s range. However, Nokia E7 is making the 3G-network display more strong with features such as customizable home screens, 4 inch screen for speedy browsing and accessing emails.