Ramadan Kareem – As I See It

We Muslims are celebrating the month of blessings which is called as Ramadan. I would just like to give a brief review about how it is and what it means to me.

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The month of Ramadan is meant to train Muslims to strenghthen their Iman by QURAN, control nafs (Self/ Desires) , develop feelings of compassion for less fortunate and to gain as much ajar as possible.

Ramadan is not the month of Cooking Shows, Laziness, Iftar Parties, Overindulgence in eating, late night shopping, sleeping while fasting, or mere Hunger strike without avoiding sins. You need to spend your Ramadan in Ibadat. Eat lesser and simpler food in Ramadan and get yourself involved in as much Ibabdat as you can, ask for forgiveness with a true heart.

Avoid watching movies, TVand listening songs. Increase your tolerance and train yourself to be extra patient, polite and forbearing in relationships and communications. Read more about Islamic Shariah and try following it in this month.

Remember your nafs (Self) can be your worst enemy and will lead you to do all Satanic deeds, even when satan will be encaged during Ramadan. So beware and keep guard on yourself.

SIMPLE and SMALL Commitments for Ramazan

  1. Think before speaking – to avoid lie
  2. Don’t see movies for time passing – Read sentence wise Translation of Holy Quran
  3. Don’t waste Dua time by opening TV before Aftaar – It’s time for acceptance of Dua
  4. Avoid anger cum conflicts with people by deferring the issue or immediate resolution – remember you are fasting

May Allah enable us to reap RAMZAN benefits and also forgive us for our wrongful acts as well as enable us to stay firm against them throughout the coming year.

Ameen!! Ramadan Kareem!! 🙂

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+ !!

Record Tweets Over Osama’s Killing!

An amazing and shocking 3,440 tweets per second were posted on an average over the killing of Osama bin Laden – Al Qaeda leader that lead Twitter to a new record. The US commandos killed him in a raid that was carried outside the mansion where he was hiding. Huge rumors were being spread since Sunday night until President Barack Obama addressed the nation regarding Osama’s killing.

As per CNN’s report, Twitter users posted Tweets at an average of 3,440 tweets per second. The Tuesday night recorded the highest continual rate of tweets posted ever. From 10:45 p.m. – 2:20 a.m. Eastern Time (ET), there was an average 3,000 tweets per second that created a new record. Reaching the zenith, Twitter users posted 5,106 tweets per second.

 

 

Faces behind Facebook

‘Dating you is just like dating a StairMaster’; these were the words said to gauche Mark Zuckerberg by Erica Albright while she was breaking up with him at the initial part of the movie called ‘The Social Network’. This movie is completely based on the life of Mark Zuckerberg who is the co-founder of Facebook and world’s youngest billionaire.

The resentful Zuckerberg quickly heads towards his dorm, in-take couple of beers and start blogging errantly about Albright. This leads him to create a website named as Facemash with the help of his best friend named Eduardo Saverin; while they also hacked a little. This website was actually enabling the male Harvard students to ‘rate’ the photos of their female classmates. The portal received too many hits in such a short period that even the servers of Harvard crashed.

Aware about the circumstances, Mark Zuckerberg was placed on an academic probation. On the other hand, there was a lining to it; the soon to be the Terrible Three- the solemn  Winklevoss twins and their friend asked Mark Zuckerberg to work on creating a social network which is particularly for the Harvard Students named as ‘The Harvard Connection’. Nevertheless, Zuckerberg agreed to help them but he also started working on another social network which he named as ‘The Facebook’. He had the support of Eduardo Saverin and he invested $1,000 in this venture.

‘The Facebook’ turns out to be an instant success, which made the Terrible Three with extreme anguish and they believed that Zuckerberg stole their original and innovative idea and for this the eventually end suing him up.

In the meantime, Zuckerberg and Saverin get apart and this makes him lose his shares nearly to nil in ‘The Facebook’ mysteriously. This was the period when Sean Parker intruded; he was the co-founder of Naspter. Earlier, he advised Zuckerberg to remove the word ‘The’ and just make it ‘Facebook’. Saverin ultimately sues Zuckerberg. Paradoxically, Facebook has been a social network that has been developed to bring people closer and eventually it was helpful in tearing apart the relationship of two best friends.

The saying that ‘there is always a woman behind every successful man’ and this is something we could easily figure out here. It was Albright who made Zuckerberg create Facemash which leaded him to Facebook. This was the time when she told him that she has never heard of it and this compelled him to enable people outside Harvard access it, this eventually got popular globally having 25 plus million users.

The question that arises here is that who actually owned the idea? A person who had a germ that leads to the idea all itself? The one who conceptualized and executed? The one who funded it as without him it would have never taken off? The answer to it is that you always need a group of people to help you execute your ideas. You can even do it alone but for that, you need to be exceptionally strong and powerful in every regard.

The movie ‘The Social Network’ is featured in a series of different flashbacks that are stemmed with the two major lawsuits Zuckerberg faced. This highlights a mode of directions and makes the film gripped. it has been a great Hit!! This was the entire story that leaded to the development of Facebook and made this one idea a tremendous a blockbuster all around the globe!

Facebook Ishtihari! 🙂

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Apple Creating the BUzZzZ

We all know that Apple is always way ahead of the entire competition; At least when it is about creating the buzz over the World Wide Web in terms of its unique and latest products.

This is something which the list of some particular keywords has shown us, these are the words that ascended the fastest in the Google search engine request throughout year 2010 for the consumer electronics, gadgets and products.

Leading this particular category of Google’s most recent Zeitgeist is the Apple’s iPad. It is a multimedia touch screen tablet manufactured by Apple and it is standing out as the trendiest hi-tech gadget of the modern times. One other gadget from the Steve Jobs’ firm that stands second on the listing is the iPhone 4; it is the latest and hottest addition to the Apple’s range of smartphones.

The gadget that ranks third is the Nokia “5530 XpressMusic; thus confirming that consumers around the world are still interested in such mobile phones; however, they are losing the ground…

Windows New Operating System for SmartPhones

After Apple and Google, Now it is Microsoft Corporation which is planning introducing its latest Windows 7 mobile applications for Smart Phones. According to the media reports, Microsoft Corporation is anticipated to work on this latest version of its core Windows OS for gadgets like tablets. It has been confirmed by the Microsoft sources that Windows Phone 7 software application is soon projected to hit the global Smart Phones market.

Smart Phones, it is one of the most booming sectors in the telephony world. And now, Microsoft is considering establishing its hold in the Smartphone’s market. The analysts assume that Apple and Google have made the market extremely competitive that this latest addition is not going to attract the consumers on huge basis. We already know that Apple’s sales have been remarkable and Google is also expecting to drive the force beyond with its Android based phones. Google recently has associated with Acer and Samsung for the sales of Android applications.

Microsoft, on the same lines is considering unveiling its latest operating system software application that is designed by the ARM Holdings; it is a UK based firm. The OS is running the first time on processor. Microsoft is intending to announce its latest Operating system version that runs on the ARM chip and the chip runs its operations on Intel’s “x86” design. Some of the players say that this US based Software giant is not in a condition to lose the Smart Phones market share.

Microsoft even does not want to lose its Smartphone’s market share at this point where its rivals are planning series of launches. In the next few years, the Smart Phones market is going to be a leading platform for Operating system software makes; as a large number of people are switching from laptop to iPhone and iPad.

An X-Ray Camera – Secret Eye that makes you see everything!!

The advent of technology enables you to look all the way through walls and even make you click over the images of such things that you even can’t see. All you need for this is an X-ray vision incorporated into your camera and it makes you snap and see images even around the corner.

A team of experts at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has created a prototype that has the capability of collecting even tiny bits of light that rebounds off different objects located in different corners. Subsequently, a laser light is being used to elucidate the scene that cannot be seen with a naked eye.

Such kind of camera can be utilized in rescue and search operations; one of the professors, Ramesh Raskar, working on this project stated that this is simply about having x-ray vision without having the x-rays.

Hope to have this technology available shortly, lets keep our fingers crossed!!

World’s Best Brands of 2010

Products have now turned into brands and because of this; companies are investing heavily in them so that their brand name can be recognized. There is nothing related to share of mind but now it’s all about share of heart. For this reason, branding plays the leading role.

Interbrands has just pointed out some of the most famous and popular brands and their rankings. In year 2010, we have Coca Cola and this year again; it has ranked number 1 with the highest brand equity and is ruling the world. This is not the first time when Coca Cola has ranked number 1.

Coca- Cola has been standing at the first place from the last decade. According to Interbrands, Coca Cola possesses a brand equity of $70 billion which has a rise of around 2% over a period of one year. IBM is still holding the second position in Top 100 brands of the world. It has also been showing a consistent and steady performance throughout the decade. IBM is a brand worth $64 billion; it stands second with the Interbrands ranking for year 2010. Within the last few years, IBM has risen to a certain level where it proved to have the ability to become one of the top brands in the world.

Another brand that stood 3rd on the ranking is the Computer Software providing US based company named as Microsoft. The brand has stood 3rd even in year 2009, and it’s the same in 2010. Microsoft is worth $60 billion with a 7% change in the brand’s value for year 2010.

Google, US based Internet service provider has managed to get itself at the 4th position this year having a 36% change in the brand value. This brand has risen despite of the global recession and has now a worth of $43 billion.

Recession has affected every single brand globally and they have turned out to be the biggest victims. There are numerous brand that have suffered a downfall and they are unable to retain their prior ranks and even have fallen down. The major victim according to Interbrands is the Citi group. The brand was ranked 19 in the Interbrands 2008 rankings. Because of the global recession, the brand’s value has fallen down to 40 in year 2010 with a downfall in brand value of -13%.

This branding list by Interbrands is being published every year. If you want to make your brand qualify for it, the brand should be publicly offering its financial data and also should be able to record at least 1/3 of its revenues from outside its country of origin. This is because it would be easy for them to measure the brand loyalty of such brand which are truly global in the actual sense. This is the reason why Wal-Mart does not exist here as it is not able to generate enough of its revenues internationally.

20 Creative and Funny Advertisements!

We all know that selling products is certainly an art and it requires having creative advertisements, as this is going to be memorized by all t hose people who are coming across. The most memorable ones are those which are most creative. Some advertisements have jingles that do not make you forget them and every time you see them, you just start humming. Some of the advertisements are such a drab that when you happen to see them you simply start cursing the brand as they have come up with such thing. However, this is a technique that makes you remember the ads and the products.

Following are some of the 20 most Creative and Funny Ads on print media according to me. Enjoy watching the print ads below and and Have Fun!

  1. Pepsi with a twist of Lemon
  2. Bad Food Bad Dog
  3. Martial Arts School
  4. Bose noise reduction headphones
  5. The Nikon S60 – Detects up to 12 faces
  6. World No Tobacco Day
  7. Sony Vaio – Lightweight like no other
  8. Office Products
  9. Timotei Styling Mousse
  10. Spicy Pringles
  11. Burger King
  12. Recycling Robot
  13. Gilette Ambient
  14. Soho High Heels
  15. Volkswagen Jetta
  16. MTV Satellite
  17. Glassex for Magicians
  18. Macdonald’s Milk Shake
  19. Kit-Kat
  20. Softlan

Google has extended the Free Phone Call Services for the United States

Google recently stated that it has now extended the phone call services for the United States Gmail account holders. Once they subscribe to this facility, they can easily carry on all calls to Canada and North America for free. Google initially announced the phone calls facility via Gmail in August and the plan was to offer these free calls to Canada and the United States until the end of year 2010.

However, users will now be able to make free phone calls to such destinations for the entire year of 2011, whereas charges will be applied to all other countries. This Google free Phone call service is a facility that is certainly going to attract more and more users when compared with its rivals such as Skype.

Skype, presently is one of the biggest competitor for the US when it comes to the free calling services. However, Google is also able to understand its presence in the Canadian and US market. The free calling services by Google will also be boosting the other Gmail related utilities. These come out to be extremely rewarding offers and also exceptionally user-friendly.

Such free call services certainly attract people in a large quantity instead of going for the paid plans. It is expected that Google is soon going to introduce such services for other continents such as Europe and Asia. The Google’s Voice based service is also able to strengthen the position on quantity and quality scale which is a bigger question in the countries such as India.

At the beginning, the voice service is at a standstill, therefore, the network operators are getting extremely anxious about when Google is going to introduce such user-friendly service that is already incorporated with the Android  based Smartphone and tablet operating system. All those people who prefer using Skype while they are traveling will soon start making use of Gmail. Such facilities by Gmail along with the email-based services are considered better whereas Skype is not offering any such services to its users. Such kinds of incorporations are going to be extremely helpful for Google to get a large number of users that would be particularly callers.

For now, calling services from Gmail is only accessible to the US Gmail users; however, Google has not provided any statement about when people belonging to other parts of the world would be able to access this calling service.