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Digitizor Weekly Roundup [Week 4, May 2010]

By Ricky on May 30th, 2010 

Tech News:

Microsoft CEO Talks On Microsoft's Cloud Strategy in Mumbai

Steve Ballmer – CEO of Microsoft addressed the Keynote session today at IndiMIX 2010 which took place in Mumbai – India. Steve talked about a lot of things including Microsoft’s cloud offerings and opportunities for developers in India. We have some exclusive videos and pictures from the event for you.

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Fedora 13 Released; We bring you the Fedora 13 Reference Cheat Sheet

Fedora 13 Goddard is finally here and it looks better than ever. Keeping it’s promise of incorporating cutting edge technology, Fedora 13 to has some amazing features. We bring you this cheat sheet so that you can get started with Fedora 13 linux in no time. We have included many tips and tricks and scoops that will help you to set up your new Fedora 13 installation into a full blown Linux box.

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Video Chat Comes To Facebook

Digsby has released a Facebook application called Chatville, using which you can have video chat in Facebook. Using this application you can video chat with random Facebook users earning compliments, unlocking badges, and leveling up in a race to become ChatVille Champion!

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Skype Makes It To The Official Ubuntu Repository

Skype has finally been added to the Official Ubuntu Partners Repository early today. This means that you can now install Skype in Ubuntu with just a simple command rather than have to go through a whole lot of steps. (Remember that Skype has been removed from the Medibuntu Repository.)

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Google Chrome For Linux and Mac Leaves Beta

Google Chrome has been available both in Linux and Mac for quite sometime as a beta. However today Google Chrome for both Linux and Mac have finally been released without the beta tag, as a stable version.

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Altek Leo Launches World's First 14MP Camera Phone

Altek announced the world’s first 14MP camera phone capable of HD video recording and equipped with 3x optical zoom lens. Both Xenon and LED flashes are present. It is a touch screen phone with 3.5G ( HSDPA) support. The device will be launched next month at the CommunicAsia exhibition in Singapore.

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Android 2.2 To Power Most HTC Phones

Looks like the year 2010 is going to be the Android year, with most of the phone makers opting for the Google made OS. HTC has made it clear that it will run Froyo as the operating system for their smart phones. HTC said, the models that are launched this year will be upgraded to Froyo, but did not mention about those launched in 2009.

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Nokia N8 To Hit Stores on August 24

The latest addition to the league of  smartphones is the upcoming Nokia N8. The company made it official, after months of speculation. The phone will be available in Q3. If the rumors are to be believed, its coming on 24 August.

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Samsung "Galaxy S" To Be Available In Asia By June

The 4 inch screen phone was announced at the CTIA tradeshow earlier this year. The Samsung Galaxy S (I9000) will hit the Asian market on June, which could mean as early as next week. Powered by Android 2.1, it has Super AMOLED display, a 1GHz processor, 5MP camera with HD video capture. This is the first phone to use the Samsung’s new Smart Life user interface.

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LG Shows Off 84-inch 3D TV

In the Society for Information Display (SID) 2010, LG shows of what might possibly be the largest 3D TV till date – a gigantic 84-inch 3D TV which supports a resolution of 3840×2160 pixels; that is four times the normal HD specification. Of course like most of the 3D TVs you still need to wear those irritating 3D glasses.

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Digitizor Weekly Roundup [Week 4, May 2010] was originally published on on May 30, 2010 - 12:52 pm (Indian Standard Time)