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Google has rolled out a mobile version of Google Calendar, making it super easy to view and edit events on the go. Just go to calendar.google.com from your phone.

Source: Mashable

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Orb has developed an award winning service that combines the use of an internet media portal and a proprietary software application. Orb leverages the best in already available technology (hi-speed broadband, Wi-Fi, wireless internet access and sophisticated portable devices) to provide a brand new way for people to connect with their digital media in the manner “how, when and where” they most desire.

In short, Orb provides the ability to MyCast.

MyCasting gives the user instant access to photos, music, videos, live television, and other digital content on their home PC at anytime and from any internet-connected device, such as a mobile phone, PDA or laptop. MyCasting is media anywhere. MyCasting is media freedom.

Check out http://mycast.orb.com/ from a mobile device. before that you have to download and register at http://www.orb.com/ on the web.

Source: orb.com

The world’s largest handset maker is ramping up its focus in India with the global launch of seven new products predominantly aimed at the market here. Nokia is launching a design studio in Bangalore in association with the Srishti School of Art. This is Nokia’s initiative in understanding the diverse Indian culture a little better. They currently have 250 designers on board and plan to get them to interact with the students at their design studio.
Source: Economic Times

Athens/May 07 – C++ and FlashliteThe 10th may 2007 a free seminar on C++ and FlashLite will take place in Athens. Seminar outline:- Introduction to Symbian C++- Major differences to classic C++ development- Brief introduction to FlashLite- FlashLite and the network- FlashLite and external applications- Integration between Flashlite and C++. More infor here

Television soaps have now found another screen, the mobile phone, with the mobile interactive division of Star India, Star Mobile Entertainment, announcing it will launch a service called ‘PLUS’ by end April.
Star India will invest around Rs 50-60 crore over the next one year in its mobile entertainment business. It is also expected to spend Rs 10-15 crore on marketing and promotional activities for the same. Hence the new division will deal exclusively with mobile entertainment.
‘PLUS’, which is already running as a pilot, enables mobile users to access a wide choice of video content and services such as yellow pages, buyer guides, banking, travel and ticketing, shopping, sports and more. In addition, one can opt to view soaps from across Star India’s network – Star Plus, Star Gold and Star One. For instance, if you’ve missed a particular day’s show you can view the synopsis of the show on your mobile (as a video). A serial’s synopsis will be available for download 15 minutes after the show ends.
On the travel front, users can book domestic air tickets via their mobile phone. The travel and ticketing service is facilitated by travel portals MakeMyTrip.com and TravelGuru.com, while banking is facilitated by HDFC Bank. Star has also partnered with Infomedia Group to provide yellow pages information, Universal Music for music content. And for lifestyle services, it has tie-up with magazines like Chip for computing information, Overdrive for car information, Better Photography, audiophiles can get advice from AVMAX, T3 for gadges and design tips from Better Interiors. More in… http://www.indiantelevision.com/headlines/y2k7/jan/jan347.htm

Source: Star TV Press Release

Wireless Mobile Charging

Powercast for Mobile Charging

Business 2.0 writes:
Powercast and its first major partner, electronics giant Philips, are set to launch their first device powered by electricity broadcast through the air.
It may sound futuristic, but Powercast’s platform uses nothing more complex than a radio–and is cheap enough for just about any company to incorporate into a product. A transmitter plugs into the wall, and a dime-size receiver (the real innovation, costing about $5 to make) can be embedded into any low-voltage device. The receiver turns radio waves into DC electricity, recharging the device’s battery at a distance of up to 3 feet.

Airtel, the largest carrier in India is launching Flash Lite content from their WAP portal Airtel Live!. more in … http://mariamdh.blogspot.com/2007/04/airtel-indias-largest-telecom-service.html … Airtel has always been very innovative in their Value Added Services. But, this looks like a new start for rich media content on the Indian mobile phones. Indeed, a good news for Adobe 🙂

The aim of Mobilaid is to provide the basic essentials of first aid in an uncomplicated, accessible manner. In the first section is an A-Z of the most common emergency situations and conditions. .It covers the ways in which you can recognize them and indicates, step-by-step, what you need to do about it. The second section covers the essential emergency procedures, such as the recovery position, artificial ventilation and cardiopulmonary resuscitation. But don’t wait for an emergency to happen – make sure that you read this section and familiarize yourself with first-aid techniques now.

After talking all night with your Bluetooth pillow phone, now you can talk all day with this HTW Electronics S116 solar cellphone. So far it’s just a vaporware presentation that rolled out at CeBIT last week, but if it runs out of battery power, it promises to give you 20 to 25 minutes more talkies if you leave it sitting in the sun for 40 minutes. It’ll even charge up with the light of a mere five candles.
If it ever comes into existence, its makers say it will have pretty much standard complement of features along with that external surface covered with solar film, including a 1.3-megapixel camera and a 320×240 display. HTW says the phone ships in China next month; we’ll believe it when we see it.

Here is the quote: “Future releases will add PDF and improved AJAX support; the first version also works with HTML, JavaScript, Flash and Flex. This release is focused on Macintosh desktops and Windows PCs, and Polanco said the next release will work with Linux and mobile devices. Apollo is expected to be generally available by the end of the year.(Luis Polanco, senior product manager for Apollo)”. Just as a reminder that Apollo uses the same WebKit for the HTML engine as Nokia for the S60 Browser.