Tuesday, January 20, 2015

don't sit for long

Even for the active, a long sit shortens life and erodes health http://www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-sitting-health-20150119-story.html

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Google Wallet and Softcard

Why it makes sense for softcard to be acquired by Google?

1. Softcard does not run on iPhone natively. Apple Pay will not let Softcard survive.
2. Softcard is carrier locked today. it is USA carrier only. Soon there will be competition in rest of the world.
3. Google native phones don't run Softcard due to secure element fights.

Google needs its NFC wallet to run on all Android phones and not just nexus line.  Softcard fits that gap,  by bringing carriers to Google's side.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Gramofon and comment by a user

Fon released Gramofon - a network music player.

Now going back to some of the forum posts, it seems like it was actually suggested by a user.
Here is the link to original discussion:
http://blog.fonosfera.org/2370-beta-1-available-for-testing/#comment-95591


May be Fon should give credit where it is due?

Friday, October 12, 2012

Posterous http certificate expired

Posterous http certificate has expired.  #posterous

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Microsoft Just like Apple

Steve ballmer wants to make Microsoft, just like Apple?
http://www.sfgate.com/technology/businessinsider/article/Steve-Ballmer-s-Plan-To-Make-Microsoft-Just-Like-3935795.php
Microsoft had many chances. They were making softwere for Apple, they made many hardware products Microsoft TV, Mouse, Keyboard, Router, Zune,XBox and so on. They made many software and SaaS too (Hotmail and all that).

But to make a company like Apple requires platform mindset. Microsoft lacks it.

Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Why is this a big deal?

For each of the phone i have had, i had only one charger. May be people need four. One for home, one for office, one for travel and one for their car. People buy Iphone for experience it offers. It has never been marketed as an economical product. They will buy chargers and adapters as needed.

And there is android for everybody else.

http://www.wptv.com/dpp/news/world/iphone-5-review-apple-aapl-will-design-fla...

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Catching up on movies

Mission Impossible seems to be good.
Green Lantern was a big disappointment.
I can watch "Water for Elephants" one more time.

Ladies vs Ricky Behl seems interesting with good acting by several of stars.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Here is some free money to lend to others

Kiva - You're invited to Join Kiva

Here's is some free money to lend to others at Kiva.

Grab it and lend it today.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Using new Blogger Interface

I am using new blogger Interface. The good thing about it is that the UI is very clean. It appears to be very tablet friendly (but I haven't tried it on a tablet yet).

Also, ability to share the post on Google+ is an advantage. But it still needs a click. It should be configuration driven (I would like all my post to automatically share on Google+).

Porting a Vonage Number to Google Voice


If you are following my Vonage to GV transfer, here is an update.

I also managed to transfer my Vonage Number to Google Voice thru T-Mobile.

The way it worked for me is, I transferred the number to a T-Mobile Prepaid. It took 2 days (Cost: $4, T-Mobile prepaid). Then transferred from T-Mobile to Google Voice. (Cost: $20).